The Texas Mesquiter. (Mesquite, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 52, Ed. 1 Friday, June 24, 1910 Page: 4 of 8
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THE TEXAS MESQUITER.
One Dollar Per Year.
John E. Davis, Ed. and Pub.
Published Every Friday At
Entered in the postoffloe at Mes-
qalte, TexaB, as second class matter.
Friday, June 24,1910.
The following announcements are
made subject to the Democratic pri-
mary election, July 23,1910:
For Congress, Fifth Districti
dwight l. lkwflling.
For State Senator:
e. G. senter.
For the Legislature, Place No. 1:
e. h. mathewson.
h. reid williams.
For the Legislature, Place No. 2i
For the Legislature, Place No. 3:
john e. davis.
r. e. means.
For Judge 68th District Court:
j. C. ROBERTS.
ROSS m. SCOTT.
For Judge Criminal District Court:
r. b. SEAY.
For Judge, County Court-at-Law:
W. F. WHITEHURST.
H. C. JARREL.
W. E. COWAN.
CLAUDE M. McCALLUM.
CURTIS P. SMITH.
For County Attorney:
R. M. CLARK.
J. W. PIERSON.
For District Clerk:
a. H. COOPER.
II. H. WILLIAMS.
For County Clerk:
MATT L. COBB.
BEN F. CULLOM.
W. C. NORTH.
For Tax Assessor:
g. W. SEARS.
H. M. ELLISTON.
A. E. ESHLEMAN.
JAS. E. BOLTON.
For Tax Collector:
A. W. LANDER.
R. L. ELLIS.
C. I. EVANS, JR.
W. H. CULLUM.
WM. J. MOORE.
A. L. LEDBETTER.
BEN F. BRANDENBURG.
For County Treasurer:
H. L. ERWIN.
CHAS. T. STARK.
For County Superintendent:
MILLARD F. HORTON.
For Commissioner, District No. 2:
J. MATT HAMILTON.
For Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4:
F. M. WILLIAMS.
For Constable, Precinct No. 4:
T. j. SEWELL.
E. n. TERRY.
For Public Weigher, Precinct No. 4:
r. l. page.
h. b. cox.
t. a. jett.
w. t. lee.
p. c. nash.
w. b. stampes.
For Public Weigher, Precinct No. 3:
w. r. briley.
On this, 28th birthday, the
Mesquiter makes its best bow
to its readers, some of whom
have read it 18 years.
Judge V. W. Gkubbs says the
Conference for Education in Tex-
as is a political machine. If so,
the Judge must confess that it
is working smoothly, since its
former special agent, Mr. Bral-
ley, is without opposition for
State Superintendent of Edu-
Prohibition is an issue in
Texas politics and it will remain
an issue until it is settled. So
why not submit it to a vote of
the people and get it out of the
way. If the antis hope to de-
feat submission, surely they can
have more reason to hope for the
defeat of prohibition if submit-
Hawkins may be wrong or
he may be right, but it cannot be
said that he is lacking in nerve.
The campaign in Texas is
warm enough but it is tame as
compared to the one in Tennes-
see, for which we are duly thank-
J. Martin Jones, candidate
for governor, made one speech
and then retired to his farm.
Evidently, J. Martin thinks the
office should seek the man.
The reception given to ex-
President Roosevelt on the oc-
casion of his return to the United
States was a non-partison affair
but so far as we have been able
to learn no member of the
Ananias club was on hand.
The Mesquiter editor is too
busy in his own campaign to
keep posted on the gubernatorial
race, but after looking over our
exchanges we have come to the
conclusion that we are going to
hive four governors for the next
The special session of the Leg-
islature, called by Gov. Campbell
for July 19, promises to be a
warm number in more ways than
one. Austin is not a cool place
in the summer time and old Sol
will likely be doing his full duty
the latter part of July and the
first of August, and then there
will likely be some warm politi-
On account of our campaign
for Representative the Mes-
quiter editor was compelled to
miss the meeting of the Texas
Press Association at Stamford.
Several of the boys have been
kind enough to say that they
missed us, but they did not miss
us like we did them, because we
are only one and they are sever-
al hundred of the best fellows on
A Card From John E. Davis.
I have not done much election-
eering among homefolks for the
reason that I will have ample
time to see and ask the support
of the people of Mesquite and
vicinity. The people here know
me and I know most of them are
my friends because they have
proven it by their good will,
friendship and patronage in the
past. I want to see each voter
here some time between now and
the election and ask him for his
vote, but if I fail to give any vot
er a card and ask his support it
will be purely an oversight, be-
cause I do want, above all things,
the votes of my home people.
I have, like all other men,
made mistakes and I have dif-
fered in political matters with
some of my friends, but I have
been honest in my beliefs and
have accorded to every man the
right to think for himself with-
out falling out with or thinking
any less of him, aDd if I have
ever said or done anything to of-
fend those who differed with me
it was not intentional on my
I have been honest and have
tried to do right and if elected
to the Legislature I hope the
Lord in Heaven will help me to
conduct myself so as to not dis-
appoint the good friends here
and in every voting box in this
county who have assured me of
their loyal support.
John E. Davis.
Mark the wonderful progress of
the age. Air flights on heavy
machines, telegrams without
wires, terrible war inventions to
kill men, and that wonder of
wonders—Dr. King's New Dis-
covery—to save life when threat-
ened by coughs, colds, lagrippe,
asthma, croup, bronchitis, hem-
orrhages, hay fever and whoop-
ing cough or lung trouble. For
all bronchial affections it has no
no equal. It relieves instantly.
It's the surest cute. James M.
Black of Asheville, N. C., R. R.
No. 4, writes it cured him of an
obstinate cough after all other
remedies failed. 50c and $1.00.
A trial bottle free. Guaranteed
by all druggists.
THE GREAT $150,000 CONSOLIDATION SALE
Of the Rogers-McKnight Co. stock of Dry Goods with that of our own, begins its second week, Saturday,
This is one of the greatest sales in our history and to make the second week a record breaker,
price smashing records will be broken. Many thousands of dollars worth of New and Seasonable <
Men, Women and Children will be sold at HALF PRICE. Staple Dry Goods, Wash Fabrics, White Goods,
Dress Accessories, Notions and House Furnishings at LESS THAN WHOLESALE COST TODAY.
WE MUST REDUCE THIS SURPLUS
And prices have been made a secondary consideration. Sale continues until Saturday, July 2nd 10
Read A Few Of The Values Offered Below.
Misses' regular 25c
Lace Hose, white or
black only, 3 pairs
Full Bleached, Hem-
med Huck Towels,
large size, red bor-
der, 15c value, each,
Welded Seam Sheet,
81x90, deep hem,
regular 75c quality,
Best 7c quality Sta-
ple Ginghams, blue
and brown ckecks,
Best 20c Standard
Fancy Oil Cloth, all
colors, at per yard
Ladies' Wash Suits and Skirts.
Ladies' Wash Suits in White, Blue,
Brown and Linen colors, embroidered
collars and cuffs, some lace inserting
$ 3.95 values at $1.98
12.75 " " 6.37
Ladies' Separate Wash Skirts in newest
models, greatly reduced.
$1.50 values at ...$ .90
3.50 " " 2.48
Cases, soft finish,
36x42 inches, each,
Silk and elastic belts
with novelty buckles
in all colors, each.
Ladies' best 1 Oc
Swiss Ribbed Vests,
7ic Unbleached Do-
mestic, yard wide,
20 yards this sale
Great Clothing Slaughter
All $25 and $20 Men's Suits $12.50
Over 1000 New Spring and Summer Suits
in Fancy Worsteds and Soft Weaves in
the Popular Grays, Blacks and Blue
Serges, also Silk-Finish Mohairs. Every
suit in the house goes in this great sale.
AU$15 Suits $9.85
All $10 Suits 6.65
200 dozen Men's and Boys' ARROW
BRAND Collars, regular 2 for 25c quali-
ty, for this sale only 4 for 25c
31(5-18-20 elm street,
DALLAS, - TEXAS
Narrow, all silk Taf-
fetta Ribbon, suita-
ble for trimming, at
Children's best 50c
quality Percale and
ages 10 to 14, each,
Ladies' best quality
pure silk gloves in
2 clasp and 12 but-
tons; $1.25 quality,
Beautiful effects in
sheer lawn, 12 to 15
in dainty lace, each,
Of pure silk Taffeta
with deep flounce
ruffle. Worth $5.00,
Joe Sap's Youthful
(Continued from page 1.)
until we took the rope off his jaw.
We halted only one time that af-
ternoon and that was to allow old
Fanny's colt to nurse. Alonglate
in the afternoon Mat began to
lose some of his enthusiasm and
complained of his legs aching. I
don't doubt but what they did
ache for his feet lacked at least
twenty inches of reaching the
stirrups and the old mule could
do nothing but chug along in a
trot. He Anally got so tired that
it was with difficulty that he stay-
ed in the saddle and we decided
to call at the first house we came
to and ask to be allowed to sleep
in the barn as we had no money
to pay for lodging. It was just
about sundown when we discov-
ered a house not more than half
a mile ahead of us. We approach-
ed it from the rear and seeing no
one I "hollowed" hello. Some
one came to the window and peep-
ed out and asked us what we
wanted. I told the party that we
were on our way to the Black
Hills, and that we had our pro-
visions with us but no bed cloth-
es nor money and wanted to sleep
in the barn. The party at the
window said wait a minute boys
and I'll see if you can stay all
night. He soon returned to the
window and called out, ''Alright,
boys, hitch your horses and come
in and eat supper." We were so
overjoyed at this unexpscted in-
vitation that we almost fell out of
our saddles and hastily went into
the house where we could smell
the ham that was being fried for
supper. When we went in we
came face to face with the entire
McCrutcheon family—we had
been lost and old Fanny and Pete
had landed us at home. As soon
as I realized the situation I made
a run for the old mare and rush-
ed almost into father's arms who
was holding her bridle in his
It seems that he had come over
to the Judge's house to learn
what he could about me and Mat
and was in the house when we
arrived. The Judge came lead-
ing Mat out to where we were by
the collar and he and father told
us that we would have to make a
full confession as to our inten-
iton. Mat tried to make a con-
fession but cried and sobbed so
that they couldn't make head nor
tail of what he was saying; but
during his paroxysms of grief he
began pulling out his seven-shoot-
er on the installment plan and
handed the Judge its barrel, and
then its cylinder, and next came
the handle and a box of cartrid-
ges. I never saw one look so
blank as did Mat's father while
he was receiving that dissected
weapon. Father had to walk to
one side to keep from laughing
before the Judge. But his laugh
was short lived, for no sooner
had Mat disgorged his weapons
of war, that he blubbered Out
that I also had a gun. Instantly
father sternly demanded of me
to surrender my weapon and then
it was the Judge's^turn to walk
to one side and laugh, when I
reached down into the bosom of
my shirt and pulled a cow's horn
containing a quart of powder,
and then brought forth from my
cottonade breeches myl derren-
ger and a box of hat caps and
turned them over to him. Bit by
bit they got our story and Mat
finally told how he had procured
In Good Old Summer Timo
And all other time we ara prepared to take care of your
drug store wants in a satisfactory manner, ever having
in |mind ^that a pleased"cuotomer is the best advertise^
ment that a store can have.
When you want anything in toilet soaps, talcum pow/
der, perfumes, nice stationery or anything that goes with
a drug stock, come to us for it.
The Palace Drugstore,
Cullom & Chapman, Proprietors.
Mesquite, Texas H
our ammunition by trading some
movers a dozen shocks of oats for
Two days after our confession
Mat and I met down on the
branch below my house and com-
pared notes, or more correctly
speaking, stripes. It was about
a stand off as to the amount of
damage we had sustained at the
hands of our daddies. The only
difference was that his stripes
were broader than mine, as his
father used a leather razor strap,
and my father used a half inch
grass rope that made a smaller
though a better defined stripe
than the razor strap.
"How have the mighty fallen.''
"Don't bother me with your
G. W. Sears, candidate for tax
assessor, was in town the first of
the week. Mr. Sears is one of
the popular candidates out of the
great number who are seeking
an office at the hands of the peo-
ple. He is a conscientious Chris-
tian gentleman, maintaining in
his conduct, at horae or abroad
that high ideal which should com-
mend him to the thoughtful vot-
ers of the county. "Will," as he
is familiarly known, would make
a competent, painstaking and im-
partial official. He is making a
vigorous campaign, and the
splendid record he made four
years ago encourrges him in his
The people of this section re-
member the gentlemanly man-
ner in which Mr. Sears conduct-
ed his campaign four years ago
and agree that in the event of his
election the office will be in good
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