The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 42, No. 15, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 17, 1915 Page: 4 of 12
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JOHN bSTEN t\H>Kt
SUBSCRIPTION. PER YEAR. II.A'
Entered u **cood~da*s matter July
29. 1909. at the poetoffice at Rockdale,
T«*< under the Act of March 3, 1ST9.
Published every Thursday.
Notice - hive cents per iiw U
charged hf The Reporter for all reeo-
'.utxv s of respect and similar matter 1
bv lodge*. soviet.?* and organisation*
of whatsoever kind. Ah-' for not .ee®
of entertainments, suppers, etc., where
an admission fee is charged the public.
Rockdale. Texas. Jink it. 1913
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That gusher didn’t material-
ize. but we had a million dollar
rain this week.
Good All Ways
Stock Market Note-Oil well
stocks have declined sharply; oil
wizard stock has hit the bottom
and blowed up.
Oil Development Begins in the
District to the South of Rockdale
Rockdale people have been upheaval or anticlinal ridge or
watching with interest for the terrace, thus making it possible I
Oita Cia»9wi Whara a Sr*M* Aw»y
Did Nat Laaa a Man.
Tha battle of Futtshpors. oua of four
fights In eight days, la tha tubist of a
forced march of 120 tuUaa to tha iwlWf
of Loakuow, was as far aa tha small
ItrltUh force Is concerned absolutely
h) i Urns sud Havelock's classies 1 "or
dvr of tha day" puts tha fact ou record.
In oaa of tha battles against Ah bar
Khan In Afghanistan tha result was
almost equaly surprising It was tha
Dunitiva expedition of 1912 aftar tha
' massacre at Kabul and tne nomwe re-
treat from which onlj Dr. Brydon es-
caped. This l-attie made up souie-
j what for the frightful disaster, for the
i victory could uot have leva more com-
The Afghans were driven beadioug
! into the river, and camp, baggage. &r-
i tiller?, horses, standards and anna of
every kind were captured, tutfether
with abundant ammunition and provi-
sions, while Ah bar tied. Yet the Brtt-
i i&h only had ten killed.
Probably the only bloodless cam-
, j-algu ever undertaken hy the British
was the Abyssinian expedition against
; King Theodore led by Lord Napier of
Magdala. It was this bloodless war
; which gave him his title.
Although the British army consisted
Ctw+ to Rescue.
The Reporter has received beginning of developments look- for oil and gas to accumulate
the Cameron High School’s An- ing to the locating of an oil field (large quantities.
nual. fresh from the press of the
Cameron Enterprise. It is inter-
esting and well printed, reflect- i the Tampico Oil Co.,
ing credit upon all concerned.
to the south of this city. Some At the base of this anticlinal
months ago Dr. T. A. Sims, of, ridge there is an out crop indicat-
Louisiana, ing the miocene period of the
met by the enemy, who put up a brave
tight, and although they stormed Mag-
dal&, situated ou dlffs so steep that U
was said a cat could not climb them,
yet not a life was lost on the British
If the last Ashanti expedition against
King Prenij-eh could be dignified by
the name of a campaign then it must
After Fmt Tun of Ducooraf** 1 ***°ntK 90 "*** 1 «*“■<***<
I and I gave up in despair.
At last, my husband got me a bottle of
Cardui. the wonuurs tonic, and I cook
! o.v-CCd tZbtr- H- F«v~ «** v*r*
dose. 1 could tell it was helping me. |
- can now walk two miles without is
CHIron, Ky.—lfl u totomta* letKc lui»*me. .*1 xn .U wort-
horn this psc. Mrs. am,Bullock I H y«
.rites as follows: “1 suifcml for loo,.troubles, -loot op to despfor. Try
years, with womanly troubles, and during Canlui. the woman's tofoc. « has helped
fois time, I could only sit up for a tinle *<« *»■ * «*>>*• «• »
while and could not walk anywhere al “> cominuous auccesa. and should
all At times. I would have severe pains a"* «**P •“>■ Your foa
in my left side. sold Cardui for years. He knows win,
Thedoctttwascalledm. and his treat- " «■ *>■ A* him- He
ment relieved me tor a while, but I was mend it. Benin aking Cardui today,
soon confined to my bed again. After
that, nothing seemed to do me any good.
TTri.v to.* CMUMOkW* Co..
AJ' isoiy D*©»„ ChattMOOto. Tenn.. for :<9«rtg
hofrfcrtiOH* eo yo*.-v.aa* an J book, bust
t« W*a*o." ohm la ptata wrap par.
TEXAS PRESS ASSOCIATION
began taking leases in that sec- paelovoid age.
tion. Dr. Sims has not made any Also numerous seeps and
loud noises, and beyond stating marshes which are heavily charg- ®
frankly that he believed we had ed with sulphur as well as other Hf>nFy Jt Batteuber*. the*husband ot
Tkk> wrirK Ki« plenty of oil hereabouts he has minerals. Escaping gas and oil queeu victoria's youngest daughter
me tveporter eaicor witn ms , are ako in evidence ! the father of the queen of Spain,
wife attended the 3fith annual *°ught no publicity. Therefore beept> are ako m eudence. but of other casualties there were none,
moetini? of the Texas Press As-ilhe *act that he has the past week In tact there is no feature ab-1 _*oadou stray stories.
S i CorpuscS!« tost erected a derrick and contracted sent that goes to prove the e.xis-
FIGHT FOK PRINCIPLE.
week. It had been eight years for drilli"S machinery is an item fence of an immense oil pool.
Corpus Christ! has grown from a "> The Reporter: erly direction direct to Gee Moun-
stnall town to a large city, with Th<? attention of the big oil tain which lies seven miles
paved streets, modern hotels and companies is being attracted to southeast of Rockdale. It is the
all the other iiualifications of a Gee Mountain or Gee Prairie. opinion of some of the most ex-
Texas metropolis. Different geologists at differ- penenced oil men that the Thrall
The convention the he*t ent times have made flattering is but a seep from the Gee
t£ “w in the reports as to its oil and gas pos- MounUin pool,
history of the Association. The sibilities- In the past two months . P*;-J- ■
attendance of members was some of the verv best oil eXDerts Srge^nte^ts the isiana
larger; the attendance of ladies h'\\e examined this part of the 0n fields, has secured about 60001
larger* thf^ fpo.
tmum more numerous and |st:S?: , . . . , and themachinen- will be on the.
. . « nuiimu, «i mountain being formed ground in a few days and in a h« tw«au to writ* to the assistant
elaborate, ana more new mem-; by a subterranean latteral pres- very short time he expects to
bers were received into full fel- j sure pushing the formation north develop one of the largest oil
lowship than at any other meet-1 and upward thus forming an fields in the State,
ing the Association has ever had. I-;-
Hia Tuk Seems m Hopeless One, Yet
He Sticks to the Job.
Every little while you hour somebody
nay: “It Wi t the exjvuso 1 mind. It's
the i'riuq|yle of the thing-’*
United Staitss treasury officials have
found that the country Is overrun with
persons who feel Just that way. Here
is oue case:
Some .''ears ago the crew of a gov-
ernment revenue cutter gave an onter-
taiument of some sort, and. according
to custom, asscssc-ki the cost of the
affair among those aboard. Each man's
share was taken from his pay. Oue
The citizens of Corpus Christi
more than made good the many
promises made by Editor John
W. Stayton when he asked the
Association to hold its 1915 con-
vention in his city. Among the
entertainment features were a
hopes to eclipse Corpus Christi
in entertaining the Texas Press
reception to the visiting ladies at! Association will have to spend a
the Nueces Hotel by the ladies of big bunch of money to gain the
Corpus; an automobile ride over end.
the city and adjacent country,, The convention extended over
giving an opportunity of inspect- j a period of three days, beginning
ing the gaint causeway being Thursday morning and ending
built across the bay; a “sea! at noon Saturday. Five business
food" lunch at Ward Island, nine sessions were held, at which in-
secratary of the irvu»urj>, who had
charge of the revenue cutter service,
and demand justice.
That was years ago and the man has
. averaged about two letters a week ever
banquet at the Nueces: a Hodges were easily the big fea- ; since, lie numbers his letters, mid the
“smoker” for the men: and boat j tureof the meeting, and he was I l«st oue was numbered seven hundred
rides (both motor and sail) for the most popular “lion” the As-
all who desired. No expense sociation has ever had the honor
was spared, and the town which and pleasure of entertaining.
miles up the coast; a dance at the
Nueces Hotel; a bathing party
for the men at which the
struetive papers were read and
valuable discussions held. A
resolution endorsing the attitude
maids” were (not) introduced: a and stand of President Woodrow
” j Wilson in the war crisis was
adopted unanimously and wired
to Washington. With this one
exception politics had no part in
El Paso won the next conven-
tion after a hard fight in which
Austin. Texarkana. Marlin, Min-
eral Wells and Fort W’orth also
sought the honor. The Secre-
tary of State of Arkansas. Hon.
Earl W. Hodges, who is also sec-
retary of the Arkansas Press As-
sociation. was present and de-
livered the speech of invitation
on behalf of Texarkana. Mr.
Hodges also addressed the con-
vention on the previous day, tell-
ing of the new “publicity act” of
Arkansas—an act which has been
of untold worth in suppressing
graft in his state, and which he
strongly urged that Texas should
adopt. These speeches of Mr.
1 ■ :• /:.,a
and PARCELS POST
Constitutes a partnership
that should work out un-«
commonly good results,
since City shops are
close to the country cus-
tomer, and city people
may obtain from the
country the various pro-
ducts of the farm.
provides the means for
placing the orders, and
delivery can be made at
your door by Parcels
Post promptly, and at
V) TELEGRAPH &
./ TELEPHONE COMPANY.Si
3-W M |1
A WORD FOR MOTHERS
It is a grave mistake for mothers to ucg-
lect their aches ami pains and sutler In
silence—this only leads to chrouic sick-
ness and often shortens life.
If your work is tiring; if your nerve-Au-e
excitable; if you feel languid, weary or
depressed, you should know that Scott's
Emulsion overcomes just such conditions.
It possesses in concentrated form the
very elements to invigorate the blood,
strengthen the tissues, nourish the nerves
! and build strength.
Scott's Is strengthening thousands of
mothers—and will help you. No alcohol.
Scott at Bowne. Moranfltld. N. J.
Altogether the convention was
without doubt the most pleasant
and profitable in the history of
the Texas Press Association, and
every member in attendance will
carry with him through life only
the most tender memories of
Corpus Christi and her people.
San Francisco, June 12.
Dear Friend Cooke:
Will you please send my Re-
porter to (>83 Golden Gate Ave.,
San Francisco, Cal.
I am here studying optometry
and taking in the fair, by the
way. The fair is grand and the
ciimate splendid. Overcoats are
always worn in the evening.
Palm Beach suits and straw hats
are rarely ever seen. I have
been missing The Reporter.
Let us fix up your plow har-
ness. We make a specialty of
quick repair work. W. E. Schu-
Start a Postal Savings account
today. $1.00 does it. The Postal
Savings System is free, and no
charge or fee is collected or re-
quired in connection with the
opening of an account or the
withdrawal of money deposited.
Any boy, girl, man or woman
may open an account in their
own name in any amount from
$1.00 to $500. No one will know
you have an account unless you
tell them. For further informa-
tion and particulars call at Post-
office. John A. Shapard,
Plenty oil leases
on hand at
Two or thrvo years ago he rvUgneU
from the revenue cutter service aiul is
now living in New York, but he is still
after his SO cents and the establish-
ment of a great principle.
When Charles Dewey llilles was an
assistant secretary of the treasury he
sent the man his personal check for 30
cents iu the hope that it would end the
long correspondence, but It did not
The man promptly sent back the check,
saying that he did not want the money
but Justice, and that the SO cents must
cotne from the government itself.
Ami so the correspondence goes on
with no sign of ever letting up.—Cin-
Don’t try to Shave
with a dull razor, when you can get a good
easy shave at the Cit*y Barber Shop
Hob and Cold Baths
Give Us a Trial and be convinced. We
want your business and will appreciate it
L. A. Zimmer, Proprietor
Th* Way Out.
Mr. Halle tn bin book “Notes From a
Painter's life-’ tells an amusing story
of the celebrated caricaturist Carlo Pel-
The caricaturist borrowed £5 from
“When he had got it and pot It in his
pocket he said these memorable words
In his broken English: 'Halle, tuy fel-
low. If 1 take this £3 as a loan every
time I see you I say: “Dere tint tire-
some Haile. I ewe hint £x " And you
any: “Dere dat tiresome Pelican. He
owe rue £3.** It make uupleasant be-
tween us. So I take dta as gift’ “
When Spencer Tried Vegetarianism.
Herbert Spencer tried vegetarianism
for about a year, says London Opinion.
“At the end of that time,'* he relates,
“1 went over all that I had written dur-
ing the year and consigned it to the
tin'." Spencer found an exclusively
vegetarian diet too bulky, and came to
the conclusion that rational life is a
compromise. In the matter of diet it is
best to strike tlx> happy mean, “be-
tween the tiger pacing its cage and the
cow lying ujnm tiro grass.”
The fifth grade class In history sto-
ries had been studying about Andrew
Jack sou. from his boyhood up. Finally
the day came for them to write all they
had learned of this great man. Bert, a
bright little follow of nine years, wrote
among other Interesting things:
"Andrew Jackson was called *OBd
Hickory’ Iwcauae when bo was a l»oy
he was a little tough.“—New York Trib-
A Chang* at Lsast.
A change of tenors had been made tn
the church choirs. Eight-year-old Jes-
sie. returning from the morning serv-
ice, was anxious to tel! the news.
"Oh. mother," she exclaimed, “we
have a new terror In the choir!"—Wo-
man's Home Companion.
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We carry a full line of accessories, spark plugs, high tension
wire tinnnels for rewiring your car.
We make a specialty of ignition troubles of any kind, repair
any kind of starting and lighting system.
Welding of any kind alunnnun crank cases, water jackets, in
fact any cast brass or steel.
\Ve warrant it or your money back.
We can burn the carbon out of your car without tearing the
engine down and guarantee to clean it.
Let us take that carbon knock out of your car and have you go
away pleased. Call and give us a trial.
We are for GOODRICH
Ml the pace
tor* iLm G«J-
rtk prwes you
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tk«y r® taking it out of tk« tin.
C If you art ckar)t«U mart, tkay't® it out
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Cooke, John Esten. The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 42, No. 15, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 17, 1915, newspaper, June 17, 1915; Rockdale, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth742674/m1/4/: accessed April 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library.