The Texas Mesquiter. (Mesquite, Tex.), Vol. 35, No. 29, Ed. 1 Friday, January 26, 1917 Page: 1 of 4
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Stye 3e*a0 JUcsqmter.
John E. Daris.
MESOUITB, TEXAS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 1917
Vot.XXXV No. 29
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Dock Hocks has the mumps.
He is doing nicely, though his
wishers is too small and don't
[fit his face,
Miss Flutie Belcher is making
r a new plaid dress with the
atfipea running in the direction
of Bounding Billows.
The mysterious varmint with
the large glassey eye* snd a
aushy tail, that got away from
Jim Flinders, a short time ttgn,
ifter almost killing several of
bis largest dogs, reappeared in
our midst hy walking into Hog-
wallow, yesterday morning, and
taking a *eat on the front porch
of the post office. The post
master at once put out his sign
board notifying the public that
the postofflce was closed in honor
f Washington's approaching
A fellow at Bounding Billowa,
other day, asked Raz Barlow
is question: If he was a ham-
nrger Bausage, and was about
be sold, how would be rather
e serve^d—raw op cooked. Raz
udied awhile, and decided he
ould rather be served raw, then
would not hurt ao bad.
The Hog Ford preacher re-
uests -that all who attend
rvices at his church, whether
embers or just plain citizens,
usi hereafter refrain from
ing'almanacs while he ia
The widow living in the Calf
bs neighborhood was in our
idat last week. She said she
pe to buy a dishpan. but she
pectdd Dock Hocks more than
did the tinware. \
If energy and perseverance
ve anything to do with auccess,
believe Miss Hostetter Hocks
ill some day be a great singer,
be sings both with and without
ybnelistening to her, and when
mpanied by other voices she
Us fast and gets through and
es back and helps others
the rough places.
e Dog Hill preacher had to
at a part of his sermon last
day on account of Tobe
eley and his dog getting in
Sidney Hocks got afters rabbit
over on Musket Ridge, yeater-
day. He was in a considerable
hurry, as he wants to catch it
before the game season closes.
The wife of the editor of The
Tickvllle Tidings hug about come
to the conclusion that life is not
wot th living.
Friday morping, the Depity
Constable arrested a man wear
ing blue pants, on a charge of
having stolen a calf from a man
near Bounding Billows. Before
the man had been in jail long,
the jailer get into conversation
with him; and finding him to be
a second cousin of his wife, he
was turned loose on habeas cor
pus pr< ceedings.
If a persou acts honestly and
honorably in all his daily ti ana-
actions. there is no reason why
he should not live to respectable
old age, provided he does uot
starve, says Rsz Barlow.
Washington Hocks will put his
razor-back hawg on exhibition at
Tica ville, this coming spring, and
has bought two loads of corn for
it to eat while getting ready to
appear before the public. If
Wash's hawg doesn't come away
wearing the gold medal the
judges had better hide out.
The Blacksmith is advertising
a sale on good luck horseshoes.
Yam Sims bought a full sot last
Saturday and on Sunday called
on the Widow of the Calf Ribs
teifUhnsae U • win tali
SeHUhneee In aeme form I* it
th* fsundstlsn •( HM«i •( MP
gntiipplmn and mlnry if w
oeuld analyse all tKa suffer In* la
the world and traoa Ht' haafc «a
It* flret ouh we afcauiitf p rata-
bly find that ssMsNwssa wa* tha
greatest faster in *r*atlMfl It
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[From Every Viewpoint
The Quarles stock satisfies. It is really too
bad that some people do not heed the advice given
| them when it comes to buying lumber. There are
people who say, "Oh, well, he's just talking Qual-
ity in order to get my trade, but I don't believe
i him". The trouble with these kind of folks is,
that they are sore on everything and everybody.
Probably got stung once or twict, and think every-
body is on the beat. 0
Now, if this shoe fits you, Mr., we want to
extend you a cordial invitation to visit our yard and
we will convince you wi> are telling the truth about
our goods. *
John E. Quarles Co.
Author of "Oralistark,"
••Beverly of Graastark." Etc.
Uflrrli*. UU, by DaU, Mud aad
(Continued from laat week.)
M*. Bttthsrt, multimillionaire, discusses
wtth hi* wife th. possibilities of marrying
«C hi* daughter, Maud Applcgat*. to th*
JVlace at OeausUrk, who 1* vuitln* Mr.
an* Mra. Truxton King In America In an-
tidpiUton ot settlor *om* on* to tak* up
th* loan Russia bold*. A Mr. Scovlll* 1*
eUeolhre to Maud.
Prince He bin I* accompanied by Count
OtltnnoT, mlulet«r of war; U*ut<-uant
tNHBk soft Bobba, th* valet. Th* prlnc*
h*4 belted at a matrimonial alliance with
Bw Ftlmj— of Daw*b*rc*n. both of theui
frtshlof to choot* for themselves. Mr.
■MiuetSe TUtU th* Kins* uninvited.
Mr. BUSfeers dlaou**** th* Ruaalan loan
and a*otly hints at PC,000,COO hi* daughter
will rat wb*a *lie marrtee th* iljht man.
Th* Loan I* Blocked.
MR. BLITHERS reached home la
high spirits. Hli wife was
asleep, but he a woke her with-
"I say, Lou. wake upt Got some
aews for you. We'll bare a prince In
the family >efore you can say Jack
She sat up In bed, blinking with dis-
may. "In h.'flveu'o name. Will, what
have you Iw.-h doing? What have you
"Oiling bait." said he Jovlall.v. "In
* day or twv IU throw tbe hook In
snd you'll see what I land. He's an
good as caught right now, but we'll let
bitn ulbble awhile before c Jerk.
JLlid. aay. he's ii corker, Lou. Fiueat
young fellow I've Keen In many a d«v.
•You don't mean to say that you-
you actually said anything to hliu
almut~iihout—oh, my Ood, Will. Jou't
tell tne that you were craiy cnoueb
tof'— orlwl the fmor woman, slmnxt In
'Now. cool down, cool down!" he
broke In soothingly. "I'm no tool. Lou.
Trust me to do the fine work in a case
Ilka this. Sow the right kind of seeds
and you'll get results every time. I
merely dropped a few hints, that's all
-and in the right direction, believe
me. Count Equinox will do the rest
I'll bet my bead well have thla prince
nuuUng after Maud so"—
She faced him once more and angrily.
"Llatsa to we," a he aald "I've had
* talk with Maud. She has gone to
bed wttfc a splitting headache, and I'm
not surprised. Don't you suppose tho
poor child baa a particle of pride? She
guessed at once Juat what you had
goo* over there for, and ah* cried her
*y*a out Now ah* declares ahe will
never he able to look the prince In th*
far*, aad as for th* King*—oh, It'*
sickening. Why can't you leave these
thlaga to me? Tou go about Ilk* &
boll In a china ahop. Too might at
Mat have waited until the poor child
had aa opportunity to see (be man be-
fore rushing In with your talk about
"She'll like him aU right," aald ha
"She will refuse even to meet him
If ah* hears of your allly blunder to-
HI* face brightened. lowering hla
voice to % half whiaper, be aald: "We
aeadn't tell her what I aald to that old
chap, Lou. Juat let her think X aat
around like a eump and never aald a
wont to anybody. W* can"—
"But *h*'U pin you down. Will, and
yea know you can't U* with a straight
•Ma7b* tu*Tbe I'd better run down
to New York for a few day*," h* mat.
UMd unhappily. "Tou can square It
bettor tfcau I can."
la other words, I can 11* with a
•freight face," ahe aald Ironically.
"I never thought ab*'d balk like tbla,,
sdid be. Ignoring th* remark.
"I fancy you'd better go to New
lark," ah* aald mercllesaly.
•are enough, Mr. Blithers was off
tor New Tork soon after daybreak the
Mtt morning, and with him went a
mighty determination to Juntlfy hlm-
e*U before the week waa over. His
wily brain was working aa It had
M**r worked before.
ISro days Uter Count Qulnnox re-
ceived a menage from New Tork
bearing th* distressing information
that th* two prlvato banking lnatltu
lLoan Oil which he had bwn d<'P«nd
lag for aid la th* hour of trouble had
AeclAcd that It would be Impossible
for them te make th* loan under eon*
Yaatly disturbed. Count Qulnnox
took th* first train to New Tork, ac-
companied by Truitou King, who wa*
confident that outside InflueineH bad
fe**t> bruughl iu brai uimjii IUb • ■ ■
tie*. Influences Inimical to <;rau
stark. Both were of the opinion that
Ru*ata had something to do with It.
"We may be able to get to the
h«aka through Blithers," salt King.
"How eould he poeaibly be of as-
skstasc* to ua?" the count l&aulred.
"He happens to h a director Is
both concerns, besides being such a
power in the financial world that hla
word is almost law when It cornea to
the big deala."
All the way down to the elty Count
Quinaox waa thoughtful, even pre-
occupied. They were Bearing th*
terminal when h* leaned over aad.
laying hla hand on King's kne«, said
after a long Interval of ailene* be-
"I suppose you know that Qraa-
stark has not given up hope that
Prince Robin may aoon espouae th*
daughter of our neighbor, Dawab*r-
King gave him a queer look "By
Jove, that's odd! I waa thinking of
that verjr thing when you spoke."
"Th* union would be of no profit to
ua lu a pecuniary way, my friend," ex-
plained the count "Still It la moat de-
sirable for other reaaona. Dawsber-
geu la net a rich country, nor are lta
people progressive. The reigning house,
however, is an old one and rich In tra-
dltiona Money, my dear King, la aot
everything in this world. There are
aome things it cannot buy. It la sin-
gularly Ineffective when opposed to an
honest aentlineut Even though the
young princess were to come to Grau-
Bturk without a farthing ahe would
atill be hailed with the wildest ac-
claim. We are a race of blood wor-
shipers, if I may put !t In that way.
She represents a force that baa domi-
nated our Instincts for a great many
centuries, and we are bound hand and
foot, heart and aoul, by the ao called
fetters of Imperialism. We are fierce
men, but we bend the knee and we
wear the yoke becauae the Bword of
"He Informed m* that her dot would
b* twenty million*."
day we are ruiea u/ a prince wnoae
sire waa not of the aoyal blood. Our
prince assumea aa attitude of Inde-
pendence that we find difficult to over-
come. He la prepared to defy an old
precedent in eupport of a new one. In
other worda, he points out the unmis-
takably happy union of hla own moth-
er, the late Prlnceaa Yetive, and the
American Lorry, and It la aometUlng
we cannot go behind. H* declare* that
Li* mother set an «xampl* that be may
emulate without prejudice to hla coun-
try If he la allowed a free hand In
choc*Ing his mat*.
"But we people of Qruustark cannot
look with complaisance on the possible
result of his search for a sharer of the
throne. Traditions must be upheld—
or we die. True, the crown priacess
of Dawabergen has American blood In
her veins, but her aire la a prince royal.
Her mother, as you know, was an
American glri. She who aits on the
throne with Robin must be a princess
by birth or the grip on the sword of
destiny is weakened and the dynaaty
1 They had not been la New York city
aa hour befor* they discovered that
William W. Blithers was the man to
whom they would have to appeal if
they expected to gain a fresh hearing
with the banks. The agents were in a
dismal state of mind. The deal had
been blocked no later than the after-
noon of the day before and at a time
when everything appeared to be going
along most swimmingly. Blithers was
the man to aee. He and be alone could
bring pressure to bear on the director-
ates that might result In a reconsid-
eration of the surprising verdict Some-
thing had happened during the day to
alter the friendly attitude of the banka.
They were now politely reluctant, as
one of the agents expressed It which
really meant that opposition to the
loan had appeared from aome unex-
pected source as a sort of eleventh
hour obstacle. The heads of the two
banks had as much as said that nego-
tiations were at an end, that was th*
lobk and short of It It really didn't
matter what waa back of their audden
change of front, the fact still remained
that the transaction waa aa "dead aa
a door nail" unless it could be revived
by the magnetic touch of a man like
"What can have happened to cause
them to change their minds so abrupt-
ly?" cried the perplexed count "Sure-
ly our prime minister and the cabinet
bave left nothing undooe to convince
them of Graustark'a integrity and"—
"Pardon me. count" interrupted one
of the brokers. "Shall I try to make
an appointment for you with Mr. Blith-
era? I hear lie la In town for a few
Count Qulnnox looked to Truxton
King for Inspiration, aad that gentle-
man favored him with a singularly
dispiriting nod of the head. The old
Crauatarklan cleared hla throat and
rather stiffly announced that he would
receive Mr. Blithers If he would call
on him at the Rltz that afternoon.
"What!" exclaimed both agenta, half
starting from their chain In a ma ce-
The count stared hard at them. "Too
M. A. Coats Writes
From Sulphur, Okla.
(Continued on page 2)
Perhaps some of your readers
would be glad to hear from this
part of Oklahoma. We are hav-
ing Home very cold and snowy
weather at present. Snow is
about six inches deep now and it
look* like we are going to have
Most everybody has com-
menced to farm, which is a little
early for this country. Wake
Ci ats has got more plowing done
tlmn any one else. The high
priced cotton has put new life in
the farming business here—thev
seem to want to make the crop
a little early,
What has become of Arkan
*aw Traveler? Come on, Arkan*
saw, write often, I am like the
rest, I like to read your interest-
ing letters, 1 read my old time
friend J. E. Webbs' letter with
pleusure. It made me think of
the many hours of happiness I
havH spent in his company. The
only sad thought that come to
me is that he and I are getting old.
We are, perhaps, getting like
Jeff Caldwell, we have many kid
ways. And I can apeak for my-
self on this. I am going to cling
to them. I was sorry to hear of
Uncle George Webb's death. I
knew him a long time. I think
1 worked with him the first day
be worked in Texas, We plant-
ed corn for Uncle Elick Webb.
It has been so long ago I can not
recall the year. He was a good,
j'ival youag man and I was just a
sprout of a bo*.
Mr. Strange, formerly of Mes-
quite, but more recently of Den-
ton county, has bought a $7,000
farm and moved here, We have
lots of land and plenty of loca-
tions here for men like Mr.
Strange. As for myself, I hava
no land for sale.
I think that within a year I can
write some news that will be in-
teresting to the readers. I be-
lieve we will have oil wells on all
sides of us. They are drilling
on three sides of me now. One
well has 600 feet of oil. It is
eight miles from me and one is
Big Sums For Texas &
The sum of $2,900,000 is to be
spent for improvements on the
Texas & Pacific Railway, accord-
ing to announcement of J. L.
Lancaster, formerly vice presi-
dent and general manager, and
now one of the receivers of that
road. In discussing the plans
for improvement, Mr. Lancaster
"We expect to purchase nine-
teen powerful locomotives.
Twelve of them will be freight
engines and seven oil-burning
passenger engines. Some of
these engines will cost as much
as $50,000 each.
"Our purchases will include
twenty eight new oassenger
cars, 500 coal cars, 200 stock cars,
200 oil cars and a wrecker.
Railroad cars will cost a lot of
money. For instance, the pas-
senger cars will cost from $15,000
"We have given out specifica-
tions, and expect to open bids in
New Orleans on Feb. 1. We in-
tend to procure this new equip-
ment as soon as possible.
"We also intend to do some
ballasting, probably 100 miles of
"Two hundred miles of rails
will be laid this year and 200
next year. I think this will be
laid on the T. & P. line from
Port Worth 100 miles east and
from Port Worth 100 miles west.
New rails, ties and the like cost a
lot of money also. One hundred
miles of track costs about half a
five miles. The latter has a good
Land here, such as mine, is
leasing for one and two dollars
per acre. They are going to
drill two wells pear here soon.
Bmmett Coats of M&squite,
paid us a visit Christmas. He
talked of locating at Ada, Okla.
I hope John Vineyard will be
more successful in squirrel hunt-
ing in 1917. I will bet a gallon
of Oklahoma boot-leg whiskey
that he can catch more fish than
any man that ever cast a bait,
M. A. Coats.
To Cure a Cold In Ooe Day
Take LAXAT1V* BKOMO Quinine It (tope the
Cent* ead Hetdtche end work* ofl the Cold
pranlate refund tnontr It It f*Ue to can.
a. W. aaevre ts**« " •* •** *• rt*.
In Order to Make Room
For our spring goods, which are arriving daily, we quote the following low
prices and invite your personal attention to same:
We have in our cases but
very few Suits, all good
sizes, going at the follow-
Our $12.50 Suits $ 9.95
14 15.00 " 10.95
44 16.50 44 11.95
44 18.50 44 13.95
44 20.00 44 14.95
Our 3.00 Sweaters $2.25
4t 2.50 44 1.95
44 1.50 44 1.15
We have a good assort-
ment and a size to fit
Our $3.50 Suits - $2.85
44 4.50 44 - 3.85
44 5.00 44 - 4.00
44 6.00 44 - 4.85
44 6.50 44 - 5.00
44 7.50 44 - 6.00
Table Men's Hats
Regular $2.50 and $3.00
At $1. 50
Small sizeed extra Men's
A few Boys' Suits at
Guaranteed against moth
$18.50 Values, - $16.25
12.50 44 - 10.25
Men's Coat Sweeters
Regular $1.35 Value at
Table Boys' Underwear
Regular 35c and 50c
Garments at 17 each
Sl().r30 Values $12.58
12.50 44 - 9.96
A shipment of Men's and Boys'
work shoes in the scout and other
styles, shoes that give service.
Table of Ladies' Shoes
"The House That Saves You Money" Mesquite, Texas
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