The Texas Mesquiter. (Mesquite, Tex.), Vol. 33, No. 50, Ed. 1 Friday, June 18, 1915 Page: 1 of 4
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®l)c ®e*as Jtlesquiter.
State Librarian || Capital
By John E. Davis.
MESOUITE, TEXAS, FK1DAY, JUNE 18,1915
Vol. XXXIII No. 50
Kven though your entire familv is in the full
enjoyment of perfect health, it is comforting to you
to know that if accident or sickness comes theie is
within your reach a physician in whom yon have
confidence and a drug store that can supply your
needs in the way of drugs. Our aim is to make this
just such a drug store—where you can get what you
need—where quality and purity are paramount.
PALACE DRUG STORE
CULLOM & PORTER, Mestjuite, Texas
At Corpus Christi
11 y Tin; Editor
15 Y E. K. C.
It was in the school days of
1906-7, that a young lad, who was
in the senior class of the Mes-
quite High School, found himself
between two goals. At first lie
h^d started in school, working |'
that he would some day return
when she would become his wife.
He located in Oklahoma City, but
his heart was at Mesquite, for
the young girl had kept it-
1 though she might not have
J known it. In Oklahoma City he
| secured a trood position and also
a fine hoarding place, with a
his way and studying hard, will) j family, where there was
only one purpose in view, and j *1' .V(>Lin^ 11, tho only heiress of
that was to get an education and )' vv'>a"l'.y family. 1 he young
teach school, But, as is always j Inan a'sn finds that the young
the case, there was a young girl i K''' herself has considerable
going to this school and who
was in the senior class also.
This young girl was very bright
in her studies and attractive in
her ways—so much so that the
young lad, who was laboring
hard with only one end in view,
soon decided, after watching her
attractiveness and brightness in
her school work—that there was
another goal of equal reward
that he would like to reach, and
beginning then he labored with
both goals in view. As tho end
of school was drawing near, he
began to plan for his summer
vacation and to make plans to
meet the young girl as often as
possible, which he did at church
and at social events. He had
now almost stepped from be-
tween the two goals and only had
one in view and that was not the
one of teaching school.
After the summer months
were spent and vacation days
were over the young lad decided
logo to Oklahoma, taking with
him—not the heart of the young
girl as he wished—but the hope
property in her name. He does
not pay much attention to this
fact, but goes own about his
(Continued on laat page.)
Made to Measure Clothe
Corpus Christi,Tex., June 11 —
The 36th annual session of the
Texas Press Association, which
began herw Thursday, June 10,
ended Saturday afternoon, June
12, but Mrs. Davis and T are so
delighted with "the Naples of
the Gulf" that we remained
ovet. We will probably go up
to San Antonio Tuesday morn-
ing and spend the afternoon of
that day there, as our friend
Representative I). A. McAskill,
is anxious to take us over tho
city in his car.
1 have attended nearly all the
annual meetings of the Texas
Press association for the past ten
or twelve years, the exceptions
being when I was kept at home
in one or two political campaigns.
The meeting of the Press As-
sociation just closed, was, in my
opinion, the best in the history
of the Association. The next
best was when the meeting was
every citizen of Corpus Christi
is glad that we are here.
1 had not had the pleasure ol
visiting Corpus-Christi siufe the
meeting of the Press Association
here in 1906, though i have often
wanted to come back. In those
nine years the town has grown
remarkably, having fully dou-
bled in population. It is now an
up to date little city with a pop-
ulation of between 15,000am! 20,-
000. And it will keep on grow-
ing and my prediction is that it
will not be but a few years be-
fore it will have a population of
Entertainment features pro-
vided by the citizens of Corpus
Christi for the visiting newspa
per men, members of their fain
ilies and guests included auto
rides, one of which wound up
with a sea food lunch at Ward
Island, seven miles up the coast,
bathing parties, dance, recep-
tions, banquet, smoker, and con-
cluded with an enjoyable sail Sat-
urday afternoon. It was a de-
lightful program, but I am glad ;
it is over, because I can not
stand that pace for more than J
held here nine years ago. That .about three days at a time, and
is putting it pretty strontr for
Corpus Christi, but none too
strong. The bay, the breezes
and the ideal climate combine to
make this an ideal pl.ice, hut the
best feature about Corpus Christi
is the genuine hospitality of the
people. Everywhere the Press
Association meets we are treated
nice and shown many courtesies,
but as a rule, especially in the
larger cities, the task of provid-
ing entertainment and shewing
hospitality to the visiting news-
paper men is left to a compara-
tively small number of peo|>le.
Not so with Corpus Christi.
Every person with whom we
come in contact seems anxious
to impress us with the fact that
not only the newspaper men and
the *uhat ber of Commerce, but
We Make all Kinds of
JAMES 6. NUNN
We have a first class
| machine for putting ruh- ||
«> her tires on buggies.
J! We use first class rubber t
" i • ''
;; and do reliable work at j;
J, T. DAVIS
we are now taking life easy and
enjoying the natural advantages
rf this beautiful little citv bv the
The Association will meet next
year in El Paso and another good
time is in store for those who at-
tend. El Paso breathes the
spirit of the West. It is wide
awake and enterprising. It has
been more than twenty years
since the Association met there,
and neither the Association or
El Paso amounted to much then.
1 voted to go to El Paso because
I've seen all the rest ol Texas,
and 1 know that I'll see some-
thing different when I see El
As indicated above, there are
nuuiexuus attractive features
about Corpus Christi, but there
are three things that stand out
more prominently than the rest.
The first is, of course, the bay;
another is Joe Hirsch, vice presi-
dent cf the Corpus Christi Na-
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Tired, Aching Muscles Relieved.
| Hard work, overexertion, moan stiff
j sore muscles. Sloan's Liniment light
i ly applied, a little quiet, and your
soreness disappears like ma ;ic ."Noth-
ing ever helped like your Sloan's
Liniment. lean never thank you
enough," writes one grateful user.
Stops suffering aches and pains. An
excellent counter-irritant, better and
cleaner than mustard. All Druggists,
25c. Get a bottle today. Penetrates
Dunk UOTTS, Corresponueiit
Mrs. Tobe Moseley will spend
Saturday in Tickville. She will
take her spy glass along and in-
spect all of the bargains.
j Sid Hocks will start out bright.
A periscope has been installed ftn(' early Monday morning in-:
on top of the
Hog Ford mon-
You pay your guest
a compliment when
—makes all your guests feel that you
consider nothing too good for them—
just the same as when you get out
your 'best dishes for company dinner.
White Swan C rape Juice is just the pure, rich,
"foody" blood of selected grapes—pressed and
put up to be good and stay good. You'll appre-
ciate this the moment you open the bottle.
Get it for home from your grocer
—in bottle#. Buy it by the glasa
at any soda fountain.
WAPLES-PLATTER GROCER CO.
Denifton, Ft. Worth. Dallas. Amarillo, BowiV, Hrown wood.
Chiilit othc. Dublin. Greenville. Hamlin.
Marshall, ItUmford, Te*.; and Ada, Oklft.
Raz Barlow sunk a canoe be-
longing to the Depity Constable,
in Gander Creek, yesterday.
I troducing to the reading public
! his new fly trap. Last winter he j
sold them as meal sifters.
| A play by William Shakespeare
j has been selected for production
| by the Tickvilie High School at
Ian early date. This author is
rapidly forging to the front as a
Slim Pickens met a large snake
coming down the road, Tuesday, j wrj^.r nf plays.
Both got out nf tho way. |
: The Wild Onion school teacher
The Old Miser of Musket Ridge thinks that if everybody on earth
alieadyhas a writing pen and | would get together and get well
expects to do a lot of writing as ' acquainted with one another
soon as pokeberries get ripe.
Sim Flinders will have to go
bareheaded for the next few
days, his wife having a litter of
your*; chickens under his hat.
One reason the average life of
a chicken is not long, is because
they worry so much over little
things—such as mites,
Jefferson Potlocks, who has
been quite ill for several days,
had the doctor with him Satur-
day night, and at this writing is
Yam Sims will come out next
Sunday wearing a white tie, to
match his white mule and a white
there would not be so many wars
Raz Barlow attended a show
at the Tickvillc opera house Sat-
urday night and liked the show
so well he was sorry when the
curtain went down on Act V, and
all the actors had to go and wash
Clab Hancock savs there is
some difference between an auto
and horse and buggy. If a per-i
son is walaing along a country 1
road and a buggy overtakes him,
the driver will nearly always in
vite him to got in and ride. But
if an automobile comes" along it
goes by with a couple of distress j
ful honks and leaves only a cloud
of its dust.
Hudson - Davis Company
BILLION BUSHEL WHEAT CROP
THE One great, cheering item of news that
again makes us realize the magnificence of
this country, is the "billion bushel" wheat report re-
cently issued by the grovernment. Disasters
abroad, in the country south of us, on the sea—
rumbling in the Orient—none of them can take
from us the thought that this is the granary of the
The May report of the government places the yield
of wheat at a billion bushels, and the condition ol the
crops at ninety-two and nine-tenths per cent. A year
ago the report prophesied a yield of 630,000,000 bush-
els on an average condition of ninety-five and six-tenths
per cent. The final estimate, however, was twenty-
five million bushels greater.
The average pricc of wheat on the farms throughout
the country on May 1 was $1,396-10, compared to 83.9
cents a year ago.
At the time the government report was made, the
great commercial agencies of the country reported
favorably on business conditions in the United States,
the bank clearing being larger, collections better and
MENS HARVEST CLOTHING
In view of the iact ol the harvest days, we have
made preparation so that we could supply your every
want in the following lines: G1 oves, Shoes, Overalls,
Jumpers, Work Shirts, Underwear and Hosiery.
Men s Union Suits
Short sleeved, knee length, suit 65c
Men's PoroH Knit Shirts and
Drawers, per garment.. ..25c
Men s Summer Suits
To close out at once all Summer Suits,
we are making the following low
Our $15.00 Suits at.. $10.00
Our $12,.)0 Suits at . $9.00
Our $10.00 Suits at $7.50
Ladies' Crepe Underware
We are showing tlx- greatest values
in this line that lias ever been our
pleasure to show.
Ladies' Crepe Gowns, r>0cand $1.00
Ladies'Crepe Princess Slips. .1.00
Ladies' Crepe Corset Covers
Covers, 25c and .... 50
Ladies' Crepe Drawers 50
Special values in Muslin Underwear
to close out.
Ladies' Trimmed Hats
In order to close out all remaining
Trimmed Hats, we are making the
following low price of any hat in the
house for $1.50
Built for service and tit, with and
Priced $1.00. $1.25, $1.50
Hawk Brand Overalls
Made of genuine Everett Denim
Men's Overalls and Jumpers, $1.00
Boys' Overalls, ages 4 to 17 .... 50c
Work Sh oes
Fire Rater, tan leather Outing Bals,
Painless, tan glove leather, flexible,
water-proof sole. Priced.... $3.00
Miracle, flexible, water-proof sole,
guaranteed by the makers for ser-
vioo and comfort. Priced.. $3.50
THE HOUSE THAT SAVES YOU MONEY
Sile Kildew has been building
a chimney to his house this week.
He started at the bottom and
built up gradually, and has done
a good job of it.
Tha Quinine That Does Not Affect The Ifcad
IlrrnniHf ol ittn tonic *n«l 1«*nHv * rffrcl, |,AXA-
TIVK HK' MO QUININf? i* belter thmi nrrlhmi v
Quinine in l doe* not mute ner*oti • *** iwr
rmuinif in head. Kemeraber the lull tinnic nn«l
look ior the •ignalurc ol K. W. GMOVK. 25c«
"A subscriber," who contrib-
utes to nearly every paper, large
' or small, at some time or other,
wrote a lengthy article in the
last issue of the Tickvi lie Tidings.
He is a very fine writer, and al-
ways gives out some opinions by
freight that the editor is afraid
' to express.
A toad frog, that had been
spending the winter somewhere
under the postofflce, unbe-
knownst to the Postmaster, came
out the other day for summer,
and took a stand in front of the
postoftice. The Postmaster says
he is imposed on more than any
other public official.
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Davis, John E. The Texas Mesquiter. (Mesquite, Tex.), Vol. 33, No. 50, Ed. 1 Friday, June 18, 1915, newspaper, June 18, 1915; Mesquite, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth400674/m1/1/: accessed April 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Mesquite Public Library.