Jacksboro Gazette. (Jacksboro, Tex.), Vol. 30, No. 10, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 5, 1909 Page: 4 of 8

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JACKSBORO GAZETTE
Published every Thursday by
J. N. ROGERS & COMPANY.
Enternd at the Postoffice at Jacks-
Texas, as second-class mai
matter.
Business office on northeast corner
of Public Square, Jacksboro, Texas.
Remit cash by Postoffice Money Or-
der or Bank Check at our risk, oth-
erwise at risk of sender. %
Subscription: $1.00 a year.
Telephone 71.
CONSERVING THE
SHIP.
CITIZEN.
ilr
Banners, like the maniUflacttureus,
laire beginning to do business on
!a scientific basis, and where tJhe
profit, -by reason of better meth-
ods of produding.b of handling and
of selling, will give them a greaJter
prosperity tlhan they have ever
known in the past.—ManiUflalatur-
ters’ RecOnd.
The above item Is encouraging to
farmers, although Texas farmers are
somewhat discouraged at the exltent
of the drouitih all over the State, aJll
tJh'ey can do 'is to make the best of
their Circumstances that SS possible,
and keep their homes. It is no lime
to sell and move. Hold bn to the
home and be prepared to make money
wihlen ,lt tains as it surely will. Texas
is it great country with wonderful
poeeMMtles even if lit ®s visited by
occasional drouths. Success in every
line caillS for the overcoming Of ob-
stacles.
badly reported.
‘‘I am sorry,” the editor responded,
“but one of our best men, who is also
a Catholic, did it.”
“What Is his name?” the prelate
inquired.
“Kilpatrick,” answered the editor.
“And he came mighty near doing
St,” Was .the archbishop's final Shot.
“In every city ambitious of com
mercial supremacy there are always
civic Organizations, kept up by public
spirited citizens, for the purpose of
inducing capital, Industries and peo
pie from the outside to locate Within
the Olty’S borders, and aid in Sts
building up and development. This
4s good business, and Is to be Com
mended. What about conserving the
citizenship they already have? This,
too, Is good business, though mobt peo-
ple refer to it os charity, and do not
give to enterprises of ‘this kind as
freely and in the same spirit as they
do to the other. Some Single philan-
thropic citizen, like Nathan StrausS
for example, has to come forward to
bear burdens of this character When
they become Intolerable, and even
When he hhis shown the way. In Ms
own city, other Cities are slow to see
the good business in it, or to emulate
Mb example from pulre philanthropy,
If nothing else,” says the Dallas News.
Arif It continues: "If ft Is a Credita-
ble .thing to induce one thousand peo-
ple to move to your city In a single
year, isn’t it just as good business
and a much finer achievement, to save
the Uvea of one thousand Of the dtl-
*ens you already have? Time, this is
an arbitrary figure; It may (be a great country free of duty of foreign Iron
deal less, also easily a great deal morej ores will be a direct blow to the Iron
according to the riize Of the city. We industry of the South.—Manufacturers’
The Texas Commercial Secretaries
are doing Some splendid work Sn get-
ting out facts about Texas In various
wlayis about lilts population, its in-
crease and so on, about litis live stock
products, its cotton and other farm
products, Its industries and the great
possibilities the Done Star State of-
fers to capltaJlitelts Who Wish (to make
first Class investments. The Secreta-
ries are making for themselves a val-
uable place iin boosting Texas, and
that is What we need, Work that will
bring Texas before the people Who ate
seeking homes and are willing to help
make the Lone Star State the great-
est Of the sisterhood, and make ac-
quainted with its possibilities and
guarantees to those Who are willing
to invest capital for the development
of its wonderful resources the half of
Which has never yet been told. The
Secretaries’ Association is now issuing
through Its prosperity Club a vast
amount Of valuable literature Which
they are Sowing broadcast alH over
the country from where they expect
great results.
A Stickler For Rules.
Billy Grimes was a saildr, and he
knew a sailor’s duty and how to obey
orders. Off a foreign port one night
Billy Grimes leaned over the Side in
answer to a hail.
“Ahoy!” he said.
“Ahoy!” was the reply. “Lower
down your ship’s ladder, shipmate.”
“You can’t come aboard here to-
night,” said Billy.
“Lower away, you lubber,” said the
voice below impatlent/ly. “I must
comb aboard. I’m the river pile#’
“I don’t Care,” said Billy, “if you’re
Punsdhus Pilot, I’ll stick to the ship's
rules.”
A LETTER FROM
OLD MISSISSIPPI
RIDGELY LILLY WRITES OF
THE MISSISSIPPI LEYEE
SYSTEM
Lands Bought and Sold,
Liberal Loans on Resl Estate.
Stock Insurance Written.
Handle Vendor’s Lien Notes.
Fire, Tornado Lifo
THE W. P. STEWART LAND AGENCY
Office over First Nat’l Bank.
JACKSBORO, TEXAS,
AND HIS PROMOTION
Condition of Mississippi Planters
Not Encouraging. Need of
Change in Methods.
I GENERAL REAL ESTATE, LOAN,
COLLECTING BUSINESS IKE
Make a specialty of handling Large Tracts of land by Sub-dividing and
selling to Actual Settlers on Easy Terms. «
There are parts of the South with
vast deposits of iron ore to be told and
manufactured. The admission to this
Wave gotten in the habit Of thanking
that many of the things that happen
In New York cant possibly happen
elsewhere. That IS a great mistake,
to Indianapolis, for instance, 632
Children under 2 yearns of age died last
year, 41 per cent from bad feeding.
Add to this the number of deaths Of
citizens of all ages dlufe to such pre-
ventable diseases Os ootaHfUmpttoh
and typhoid, and yon get a total In
loss that would be exOeed&ihgTy cred-
itable if only lit could be added to the
gain column. Preventable diseases
are largely determined by the kind
of food, water Ond samitetifcm—matters
•usceprtHble of (civic control. It re-
mains tor each community to decide
whether it will go into the Hfe-shViUg
neo-vice as a phase of its legitimate
effort toward city building. Increase
of population, a low death rate, eomdl-
th!at make tor health and comfort, are
ao mehn inducement to offer pros-
pective citizens. Viewed entirely de-
toebed from considerations of sentl-
mesrit and humanity, It Will pay any
Cfty well to cope with the problems
of preventable deaths.”
Preventable diseases, according to
this authortty, are largely determined
by the kind of food, Water, and sani-
tation, matters susceptible of civic
Control. As the subject Is studied
more and more, it becomes Clearer
that no c^ty or town can do very much
in the way of protecting and oomserv
lug the health of Its ettlzenship With-
out a good System of waterworks.
This is the base of Ml health In any
town. It may be a big undertaking
tor Jacksborp to put in a good sys-
tem of water works, but the time has
«ome when iit must be done, the en-
tire town is made habile to some
scourge in the way of fatal diseases
<wu»ed by the bad sanitary state of
ihe town and Its lack of a water sup-
ply. This Is a matter that the town in
Vetf-protectl cm is compelled to deal
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WTttl.
THE FARMER’S FUTURE IS
BRIGHT.
Brilliant as is the outlook tor
the industrial Interest*! of the
United States, marvelous as will
be the expansion in commerce and
In manufactures, equally promising
Is the outlook for the farmer.
With the restoration of fertility to
overcropped toil, with the giving of
fertility to soil never before fer-
®Bte, with the recTamOtilon of mill-
totts of acres of the richest land in
the world from overflowed prairies
and swamp®, with the Irrigation
of millions of acres of land which
need but an inflow of Water to
blossom as a garden, the poten-
tialities In agricultural production
match the patenttaOiilieS in manu-
factures. We have reached a pe-
riod 1b American IWe Wherle the
Record.
The general report from Oil wfhb vis-
it other sections of Texas is that JOckt
county. has the most promising out-
look for crops oft any part.
Mystery and Salad Dressing.
In Washington the reoentt death of
George W. Harvey, kniowm since Lin-
coln’s day for the rare food of Ms fa-
mous "oyster house,” has recalled the
following anecdote, says the Chica-
go Post; “On one occasion Mr. Har-
vey visited New York, and his praises
were sung by some of the prominent
men Who were his friends. A dispute
as to the merits of certain dishes, and
a contest was arranged between Mr.
Harvey and several famous New York
chefs. The competition centered up-
on the mixing of a salad dressing.
The jolly, fait judges watched the prep
aratlKm Carefully, and Observed that
Mr. Harvey, as a finishing touch, took
from his pocket a tiny vial, catefully
unoorked it, poured a few drops Into
the dressing and set it before the ar-
biters. They tasted each dressing in
turn, smacked their, lips and puckered
their brows. Then they declared (that
affil the dressings Were very fine, the
most delectable they hOd ever put on
palate, but that about Mr. Harvey’s
dressing there was an—ah—Indefina-
ble something which caused them to
award It the prize.
“ ‘George, what wais it you put in
that dressing?’ asked one Of Mr. Har-
vey’s* friends.
“ ‘On!ly water,’ he replied. ‘I knew
& little mystery would get ’em.’ ”
\
The cigarette is an outflaw in Min-
nesota, the new State law prohibiting
their sale having gone Into effect yes-
terday.
EVERYBODY’S CORNER
At Midsummer.
be spacious Noon enfolds me with
* its peace—
The affluent Midsummer wraps me
round:
So still the earth and air that
scarce a sound ' v
Affronts the Silence, and the swift Ca-
price ,
Of one Stray bird’s lone cam does but
Increase
The senai of some compelling hush,
profound,
Some spell by Which the whole vast
world is bound
TUI Otar-crowned Night smile down-
ward Its release.
I alt and dream—midway of the long
day—
Midway of the glad year—midway
of life—
My Whole world seems, indeed,
to hold its breath:
For me the sun stands still upon his
way—
The winds for one glad hour remit
their Strife-
Then Day, and Year, and Life
whirl on toward Death.
—Louise Chandler Moulton.
powerful orator among ft* TepWhSf
sirtfragettes, was dompli-' T w,™ from an
Type of Oratory.
Leonora O’ReiLley, who 1s perhaps
the moist po
American
mented Ot a luncheon on her elo-
quence.
“It is my splendid subject, “Said
Miss O’Reilly, modestly, “that makes
me seem to speak well. My subject
affords me many telling things to say,
and say them simply. That is all.”
She smiled.
“I try to avoid,” she resumed, the
sort of oratory that marks the aver-
age political campaign. That is
frightful.
“One night on the East Side I saw
a workUmgmman I knew lounging at
the doorway of a public hOl'l, and from
inside came a continuous and (earnest
bellowing.
“ ‘Do you know who’s speaking?”
I asked my friend. ‘Or haven’t you
been In?’
“O, yes, I’ve been In,’ he said. ‘As-
semblyman Blagg Is speaking.’
“‘What about?’ I Inquired.
“My friend sighed and shook his
head. ‘He didn't Say,’ he answered.”
^ Time to Rebel.
For three weeks he had borne all
the horrors of houseciehining Without
a murmur. Then hES patience gave
Way.
“And you,” sobbed bis wife—“you
used to tell me I was your queen.”
“YeS,” he said, with a wild glare In
his eyes, “but when a man finds his
queen hOs used his best tabOCCo jar
for pale oak varnish and his meer-
schaum pipe for a tack hammer he be-
gins to grasp the advantages of a re
public.”
Dear Mr. Rogers:—
A long time has elapsed since I
hiavte had my pen in hand tor the pur-
pose Of having another one of those
pleasant chats with You and my friends
that are readers of the Gazette. I
have had the good inltenthmls time Ond
time agOiin Of Betting you know what
I have been doing these days, but am
afraid that I have fallen under^the in
fluence of that frightful ogre called,
Procrastination, which we all know is
the thief of time. So here I am Ot
last freed from those terrible chains,
and if you will bear with me -a little
while, wiiH try and give yon a brief
sketch of what I have been doing tor
the past year.
T believe in my last Chat with you,
I gave an account Of my (life as an
Inspector of Levee Construction on the
Mississippi River. I bare been follow-
ing this line of work foir Ithe greater
part of the time sfintefe then, exloept Oc-
casionally getting a little Varied expe-
rience from time to (time such Os -mak-
ing high-water surveys, rip-rapping
on the Went Pass Levee at (the moutth
of Ithe Yazoo Rlivetr, making surveys of
the National Park roads and doing
draughting and general detail work fin
the U. S. Office in VlickSburg, Miss.
About the 1st of April T Was called
in from the field to our office and have
beten here evter SinJCe. About two weeks
ago I (receiv'd my promotion from U. S.
Inspector to U. S. Junior Engineer,
and filhfis to a certain extent Changes
my duties, which are now responsible
and demand greater care in their exe-
cution. While I am lCcOt-
ed in Vttokebung, I Om continually on
the rood, going from point to point
laying lines tor new levees, making
ly Ideated. lit (is generally known as
the Hill City, and well deserves fits
nOme. Another feature that greatly
adds to It Is that the National Park
and Cemetery IS located here, which
alone Is well worth a trip to Vicks-
burg to view.
I am pleased with my location, for
I have more opportunities to enjoy
the social Side erf life than heretofore.
And I must say (that I like (the Hill
Gilty people very much as a whole, and
thte flair sex does one’s eyes good to
see. So here goodbye until the next
time. - Sincerely,
Ridgtely C. Lilly.
Mrs. F. N. Foxhail land children are
at Vineyard.
W. A. Hand and son, Wiley, of Jop-
lin are In town, s ^
^ -f: ■ *• c ’ ** *’
J. W. Knox has returned from a
trip to Pennsylvania and New York.
G. W. Blasngam of Tampico, Mex-
ico, has been fin town a few days on
business.
Prof. Taliaferro will be in town at
an early date to make arrangements
for a concert.
Lehnor MoComib returned home with
his brother, T. J. MeCbmb, and family
to Oklahoma Oity. j
Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Dunn returned
this week from Kansas where they
spent the post month.
A Witty Prelate.
Archbishop Patrick J. Ryan of
I Philadelphia is os famous as he Is el-
loquent as a divine, says the Philadel-
phia Record, and many are the sto-
Jries told of his quick repartee. When
Wayne MaoVeagh, former attorney
general of the United States, Was
counsel tor the Pennsylvania rail-
road he called upon the archbishop in
company with Mr. Roberts, president
of the Pennsylvania system. '
“Your Grace,” said Mr. MaoVeagh,
Mr. Roberts, who always travels with
you
the
will
his counsel, will no. doubt get
’ passes over all the raflroOds In
United States If in return you
get him a pass to paradise.”
“I would do so gladly,” flashed the
arChbiShop, “If If were not for sepa-
rating him from his counsel.”
On one occasion Archbishop Ryan
complained os ,to a Philadelphia edi-
tor that one of his sermons had been
$100 Rewasd, $100
The readers of this paper will be
pleased to learn that there is at least
one dreaded disease that science Anas
been able to cure In all Sts Stages, and
that IS Catarrh. Hall’s Catarrh Cure
is the only positive cure now known
to the medical fraternity. Catarrh be-
ing a conSbiituStaonal disease, requires
constitutional treatment. Hail’s Ca-
tarrh Cure is taken internally, acting
directly upon the blood and mucous
surfaces of the system, thereby de-
stroying the foundation of ithe disease,
and giving ithe patient Strength by
building up ithe constitution and as-
sisting nature in doing Its work. The
proprietors have so much flaflth in Sits
curative powers that they offer One
Hundred Dollars for any case that it
fails to cure. Send for list of testimo-
nials.
Address; F. J. Ohbney & Co.,
Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists, 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for consti-
pation.
I Om jdat^bOcS from an inspection
trip of something Kike 100 miles of
levees, which I made on (horseback.
On this trip, I had to nolte every little
detail and give ilt In my report to (the
U. S. Asst. Eng’ir. of the Lower YazcO
District. And make sudh recommenda-
tions I deemed necessary for improve-
ment of said levee system.
On the had of August I have to
make a trip up on ithe Sunflower fiver
to do some surveying (and Other duties
that I have noit been advised as yet.
have just been informed .that I have
been selected as one of thte -party that
will be sent oult on ithe Str. U. S. Con-
trol to make a surveyor Ithe Missis
si-ppfi Wver from ROSedOle to Vicks-
burg, which Will take us about (three
months to complete. I am very anx
lous to get to do Ithfis Work- as it will
be my first along (this line and will
be valuable experience tor future use.
The levee system on the Mississippi
river fis in splendid shape. We Stave
the three feet 0/boVe the highest flood
stage, which -occurred in Ithe year 1903.
But. on account of caving banks, Wave
washes, etc. we are continually build-
ing new levees and repairing old ones,
which goes to show that 'the U. S.
Government has quite an undertaking
that will take plenty of money and
tljne eternal, for there Is On Old say-
ing lin this country that the Mississip-
pi river is as changeable Os a wom-
an. There has been a considerable
delay this seosc^ fin beginning the
Construction work due to ithe contin-
uous high water, which camte up about
the 1st of March and will be about
the 1st of September before the levee
contractors will be able to start; up
their forties.
Now just a word as to. ithe general
conditions of this section of Missis-
sippi. This has bean a Very hard
year on planters, caused by (the seep-
age water, excessive fains followed by
a draught -the poor system of labor,
which, being negroes and not to be de-
pended on, and worst of all the boll
weevil has at last found Its why Into
this Countrfy,' which makes it doubly
hard on these people as (they do not
seem 'to know how to raise anything
but cotton. But I really believe these
misfortunes will be the best thing that
ever happened to this CcWnltry, tor It
will bring them oult of the rut they
have been In since the war. They will
branch out and bring into use modern
mean’s of farming and In the future
be one of the best producing States In
the South, for Che certainly has the
facilities.
Personal.
Mrs. Warren Patton Ss visiting
Oklahoma.
J. W. Aynes made
last week.
r
trip to Graham
CREAMERY WORK
Progressing Rapidly. It Is Ex~
pected to be Ready for Work
In About Six Weeks.
The creamery building Is going up
nicely, and ib expected to be finished
and all the machinery placed in run-
' n IlTC |?U
*. r
nlhg order in about six weeks.
J. R. Young Elected Chairman
Cacnival Committee.
J. R. Young has been elected Chair-
man of the executive committee of the
Corn Show and Carnival dm place of
D. C. Horton who resigned on account
of (his business pressing him tof time.
Mr, Young Is a good hustler and tail!,
fed that he will do all that is poasibfa
to make the Carnival a success.
{hr
NOW IS THE II
T1 SHUSH FIR
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^3(Y
Rev. H. A. Howard will vieffit hiss
son, Ernest Howard, of Kansas City,
leaving tor there (this week.
J. H. Timbertake has returned from
Stamford and reports Waving Wad a
splendid time at the B. Y. P. U. en-
campment.
Air. and Mrs. B. R. McGontoell Jlr.
Wave returned from Abilene to again
make their home In Jacksboro. There
is always a welcome for all who wiBh
to return.
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Newman and
son, Lewis, and G. S. NewmOn left
this morning for Parker county where
they wl’iH spend a few days, after
which they will make a trip to Mex-
ico.
J. A. Ralley and G. W. Fields of
Bryson were in town this morning on
business. It is quite convenient to
come down on the early morning train
and attend to business and return on
the 11:55 arriving at Bryson at 12:40
p. m.
THE HE
II BE (Mil KEEP IIP
in emu ns
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i
AS EVERYTHING BEGINS TO
LIVEN UP
BHD THE GAZETTE
Why Is the Cow’s Skin?
When the pupils in a FrOnktord
school were informed by their teacher
one day recently that the school direc-
tor was coming the next day they be-
came very Studious and were prepared
to answer almost any question he
should ask says the Philadelphia
Times. Every face was washed, every
pair of shoes was shined, and every
boy had a Clean collar on when he en-
tered the school house. The teOcher
was very proud of all of them.
They were very much attention
when the director arose to address
them.
“Now, tell me,” he said, “some of
the things that are -made in Frank-
tord?”
“Clothes,” said John Knight.
“Right,” replied the director.
“Now, Some of you bright boys hur-
ry up and tell me,” he continued,
“what the skin of a cow is used for.”
the director expected of course
that they would say that cowhide was
used to make leather, and one Can im-
agine the chagrin *of the teacher when
little Tommy Coyle jumped up and
said: “Please, sir, the skin Is used to
keep the meat in.”
S. O. Callahan 'happened to a paflhfifl
accident and what came very ndair be-
ing a serious one, while putting up a
Vicksburg Is one of the historical wind mill, a piece of steel falhng from
dities of the South and refry beaiitffful-'- above just touching his head.
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