Yoakum Daily Herald (Yoakum, Tex.), Vol. 29, No. 126, Ed. 1 Friday, August 28, 1925 Page: 3 of 6
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 1825
THE YOAKUM HERALD
Copyright, IMS. Warier Broe.
“THE LIMITED MAIL” wife Monte Blue, U a ptetorlsatton «f this story by
Warner Broe. Picture a, lie.
was duly impressed with tho obvious
Bob Wilson to abandon his life as a
tramp, seek a railroad job and settle
down with him in Crater Cit. Bob
had prevented the wrecking of the
Jim Fowler, mail clerk, has induced; serenity of his son and heir; Bob,
similarly, with his namesake.
Mrs. O’Leary’s tongue pumped in-
dustriously in time with her arms as
they resumed the soapy massaging
Limited Mail on which Jim was clerk of some engineer's balbriggans. Upon
and then befriended him when Fowler
was grief-stricken and desperate ov4r
the death of his wife in giving birth
to a son. The two have set out for
the railroad yards, where Fowler is
going to introduce Wilson to the yard-
"Matter enough, my dearerstwhile
companion,” moaned the Professor.
“The Yard dicks are in search of me.
1 am unjustly accused of the theft of
some brass journals. Spike stole
them, but he cunningly managed to
implicate me—me, Potts, an Innocent
and harmless man. sir, above reproach
in matters of personal integrity where
Spike surrendered with waspish bad
grace to o\ erw helming number? when
he was surprised and routed out. His
malevolent eyes glowered upon Bob
a promise of uutorgotten and row aug-
“Guess 1 had de right hunch on you,
'bo- 1 knew yer fer a dick all de
the property and rights of others are j time." he inferred erroneously in his
concerned, as you know ,my dear boy! j animosity. His puny, catlike docility
What am I to do? If they apprehend j threw his captors off their guard, so
me I shall be convicted without a j that lie was able to sidle close to Bob
chance. See—he slipped these into I without hindrance. Swift and vicious
in his treachery, he jabbed his spike
straight at the jugular area of Bob's
Jim was one of the few real estate
iconoclasts who had adventured into
the high outskirts of the town. But
the Widow O’Leary .whose pioneering
blood had been thoroughly drained by
a steerage passage to America forty
years before when she was—well,
when she for forty years younger—had
a large house near the center of town
where it crowded like a brood hen over
the flock of bungalows on either side.
Business considerations, too, had a
hand in Mrs. O’Leary’s location, for
she "took boarders," in addition to oc-
casional unpaid activities as a nurse
and regular well-paid drudg* ry in a
backyard elbow-power laundry.
She was zealously engaged in ‘the
latter branch of her manifold enter-
prises when Bob and Jim stopped by
to inquire after the baby, to whom
Mrs. O’Leary accorded the distraction
and care of star boarder in her men-
Mrs. O'Leary stepped aside from her
tub and revealed with a hush w arning i
a plump infant where it was sleeping j
in a small, padded washbasket under!
the spacious tent of her skirts. Jim
learning that Bob had decided to get
work and remain with Jim, she scold-
“Now, you boys can't be living up
there alone. It’s too big for you, and
too far for me to be trottin’ back and
forth in the care of it. Besides,”—
gently ,to Jim, “ ’tis better for you not
to live in rooms and with things that
always remind you—”
“Do you mind that brown bungalow
down the block. I have it for rent,
and its just small enough for the two
of you and near enough for me to keep
house for you without abusing me
rheumatism. It w ill be almost as good
as having the little one home with
Jim and Bob agreed helplessly in the
face of the Widow’s kindly but posi-
tive management o ftheir affairs, then
betook themselves once more toward
the Yards. To spare both Bob and
himself Main Street’s gauntlet of
stares Jim lead a diverted way down
a side street and across wooded fields
toward the flank of the bustling Yard.
Proceeding quietly in one of the
mutually preoccupied moods that often
fell upon them, they were startled sud-
denly when a fat, panting, excited
figure lurched out of some shrubbery
and confronted them.
"Potts!" exclaimed Bob, genuinely
pleased. Then, quickly, “Why what’s
the mater—you look as though some-
one had asked you to work."
my pocket. I was about to throw
them away when I saw you. Won’t
your kind looking friend here return I throat
them for me and fix the blame where
Bob took the journals. ”1 can vouch
for this man, Jim, if you'll help me
explain to the railroad’detectives."
Jim readily agreed, whereupon Potts
over whelmed him with oratorical and
flowery expressions of gratitude.
“What did you do with the money
you got for saving the Limited?” Bob
broke in humorously.
Potts, hangdogishly alert in the man-
ner of his nomadic kind, was ready
to scuffle off at the firsjt alarm during
his lachrymose explanation:
“Spike insisted upon a division, so
I had to allot him half of the purse
a sit is difficult for a man of my natur
ally liberal and generous tendencies
to resist the importuning of a friend
—especially when that friend is equip-
ped with a steel claw!” Potts car-
ressed the seat of his pants in woeful
reminiscence. “Then, sir, he borrowed
Bob and Jim choked lroin a mixture
of uncontrollable mirth at the comic
opera complexion of tragic futility on
Potts’ face and of angry contempt for
the tactics of the sinister bully, Spike.
So vehement were the promises of the
young men to avenge him that peace
of mind descended upon Potts like* a
gentle rain. Bathed in benign content-
ment lie waddled off. jauntily unafraid,
flourishing a fatly coy hand.
ways remember that motorists are
human and—also forgetful
You must not only b<- careful but
consciously careful. Intelligence is to
be preferred to instinct, fur instinct
may get you into trouble. And re-
member that when you try and bluff
the other fellow, that In too, may be a
bluffer, in which ease CRASH! Give
the other fellow credit but don't try
and outguess him. It can't be done.
Witness the traffic jams at corners
where there are no policemen. Then
take a look at the revolving doors of
some office building or department
store. There is no jam at t. e revolv-
ing door because the persons attempt-
ing to go through know that the door
will move just so fast and that it can
, go only one way. Were the motorists
One or Houston’s chief executives who (,aus0 tlu. traffic block in con-
lia> .iu.-i applied to Baldwins for a gested districts to look upon such a
private secretary. He ln aid they | ,.0rner as they do a revolving door
trained them better here. Another in
San Antonio said to one of his ambi
traffic jam. What am I to do?”
I>o? Why continue giving the ub' *
fellow the benefit ot the d<>u( t. AE
drivers aren’t dumb, and th* t*iap ntie
does stop to let you by w, t• djscov'V
that, and pass the good tbit r
Ten to one you'll find tl t C* oUie-c
fellow has been pushing thru tweum*
you took advantage of him. il«* will
appreciate the courte.-y. Try it unt*
FOR SALE AT REASONA iLE t
(To be continued)
there wouldn't be any traffic jam.
And tIn* old Golden lfule is the only
1 hat business col- which will prevent trail ic jams.
Recently a student of mine tried
out the stunt of "after you," and the
next morning at tlit* school lie spoke
“Yes, Mr. Greer, 1 waited at the
or’ j corner and gave the drivers crossing
my radiator the right of way, instead j
of trying to crowd through. Hut the
darn fools just kept on coming, and I
was twenty minutes late for my class,
j This Golden Rule stuff is all right to
| preach about but it don't w ork In a
lege in Yoakum does much better
work than any of our city schools.”
Tuition rates will be advanced at
Baldwin’s September 2nd. That is to
let all enter at the old rates at the
Fall Opening September 1st.
der to avoid the rush: Get
scholarship now. Phone 5S4.
My home place on Edgar Street • « i>-
slstlng of large lot and .-.hat'* tm>*.
six room house in good repair with
modern conveniences. Wilt ta>*
small Cash Payment balance ’.ike riot
Apply to C. P. Evans at Pfgtly Wind*
Store. I ID If
Mr and Mrs. Volley Williai. t
Miss Annie Lee Williams v o bu\»?
been in Yoakum for the past f* w d-»>*»
visiting relatives left today f»<r B..p.
See all the finest and latest ’Parisian
gowns In natural colors “H15J TM/-
PREME MOMENT.’’ *l‘S3 «-
SATURDAY, August 29
RICHARD DIX and BEBE DANIELS
THIS IS ONE OF OUR GOOD ONES
e *A! • .jy.
R* gular meeting of Chapter tomor-
row night August 28th. Electiou of
officers. Also, matter of sending dele-
gates to San Antonio Convention will
be decided upon.
125-2 W. T. Brian, Jr., M. C.
6 6 6
Is a prescription fer
Colds, Grippe, Flu, Dengue;
Bilious, Fever, and Malaria.
It kills the germs.
POLISH THE GOLDEN
RULE WITH GASOLINE
BY ERWIN GREER
(President Greer College of Automo
live Engineering, Chicago.)
The accident problem would be help-
“Goodbye, my dear boys, and God led a great deal if both motorists and
bless you—Pottsey will not forget you. j pedestrians would think less about
And say, you’ll find Spike hiding in j th*j! rights and more about ihe wel
the third car of that string of cattle fare ot the other fellow. There is too
empties on the southermost siding.” \ much of the feeling that it is alto-
Potts broke into a carefree wills- j
Ming of "Paisey Bell" as he marched
toward the lonesome open spaces.
THE OUTBURST OF EVERETT TRUE
AH• I suppose. ivi-VLE. You
THIS STEAK You HAT) YcuR
H(=AT> out of THS KIT
WINDOW GOSSITJISIQ. IMITH Ths.
WOMAN NeXT X>00^ [ ^ ^
C4M’T S4T THIS -
( Not many minutes later. Bob and
i Jim picked their w ay across the coal
! dusty yards and shimmering rails
i which, in the raw shower of sunlight,
seemed to undulate like siher snakes,
j and located Monan by hearing before
coming within sight of him. He was
I paying his disrespects to an erring
wiper upon the subject of empty oil
leans and emptier heads in tones that
; outdid the sun in lifting the almos
t pheric temperature. .Monan was small,
warped like a pickle bai l'd spigot : a
: red headed, throbbing, half-century old
hut. undiminished fireball, dynamic as
increment left on earth by a flash of
lightning might be.-which may or may
not have been the thought that, in-
spired the Division's nickname for
■ ii ini— "Bolts."
Sparks seemed to flash steadily
across the bridge of "Bolts' ” nose
: from one of his eyes to the other when
!Jim. after introducing Bob. turned in
the stolen journals and divulged the
facts of Spike’s whereabouts. Over
the yard telephone Monan summoned
i detectives from the headquarters offic-
es, arranging tin immediate rendez-
vous at t.h" scene of Spike's hiding'
! gether the business of the other fellow
to exercise the caution.
THE MOTOR CAR DRIVER j
THINKS IT IS CP TO THE PEDES-i
TRIAN TO "WATCH OCT." the pedes;
Irian leaves the "looking out" entirely
to the motorists, lienee the reason for;
the emergency hospital being kept so
Technically, both the driver and.
pedestrian are right in taking these;
extreme attitudes; but actually both'
are nn rung. Traffic regulations or no
traffic regulations, whetlmi signals
are clear or not, it remains the duty |
ot every ear driver to handle Ins ma-
chine intelligently and protect the for-(
getful pedestrian against himself. And
it is the duiN of the pedestrian to al-j
Every piece well decorated in colors. The lot includes
many items that regularly sell at more than twice this very
low sale price.
In it are ten-inch wall vases; medium and larg* size
flower vases; medium
and large size flower
bowls with blocks; hand
decorated vases in many
designs; moon hanging
vases, complete w i t h
Saturday Morning at 9 o'clock
WIFE AND l HAVE ThCOoHT Th/NGS
Q\£R AND DECIDED (T WOULD BE
MCE IF *£ FOLKS TOOK A MOT&ft
Ti?ip FoCA VACATION
O/l \l’T C~A~T
,< — THAT tS, at HOME*, Bur I
NOTICE You Jvjever? tui?n down a 0H4MC&: to
JO(N "THE SHOCK TRCCpS AT A liA^BECuE
/and F'dL Yourself to the syss with
BURNT STEER ill
Car new crop Rice
Bran arrived. The
cheapest and best feed
for Hogs, Cows, Chick-
ens, Turkeys and
High in protein and
fat. Better 1 h r i\
Wheat Bran or Shorts
and much cheaper.
Let us book your order
S. A. Carnes & Son
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Richter, T. H. Yoakum Daily Herald (Yoakum, Tex.), Vol. 29, No. 126, Ed. 1 Friday, August 28, 1925, newspaper, August 28, 1925; Yoakum, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth758149/m1/3/: accessed October 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Carl and Mary Welhausen Library.