The Cumby Rustler. (Cumby, Tex.), Vol. 25, No. 13, Ed. 1 Friday, July 7, 1916 Page: 4 of 8
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THE CUMBV RUSTLER
THE CUMBY RUSTLER
Published every Friday
Geo. M. Morton, Owner
Entered at Cumby, Texas, as Second
Class Mail Matter.
One Year.................. $1.00
CASH IN ADVANCE
The following candidates sub-
mit their names, subject to ac-
tlon of Democratic Primary July
For Congress, 1st. District:
Chas. S. Todd
J. H. Davis
For State Senator:
F. W. Betts
R. R Williams
. t i ■ , "»• «
For District Attorney:
Sam D. Stinson
For District Clerk:
L. E. (Elmer) Teer
P. W. (Nuel) Templeton
For County Judge:
T. J. Tucker
F. W. Patterson
R. W. Fanning
J. J. Murray
J. B. (Jess) Butler
For County Attorney:
J. A. Dial.
Henry E. Pharr
t or Tax Assessor:
J. H. (Jim) Rippy
R. E. Bertram.
J. D. Hall
Clifton E, Beasley
R. A. Callaway
For County Clerk:
Obed E. Walters
For Tax Collector:
T. C. Dodson
S. S. Bul’ock
For County Superintendent:
B. F. Vanderslice
Dan J. Thompson.
For County Treasurer:
Norman B. Lanier
For Commissioner Precinct 4:
J. M. Young
J. C. Carson
1 H. T. Helm
W. B. Junell
For Justice of the Peace:
V. C. (Claude) Bird
For Constable, Precinct 4:
J. H. (Houston) Baker
To the Public
This is the time of the year
that the questions of health and
cleanliness are pressed upon the
attention of all persons who are
interested in better conditions.
The city commisson, at its
session on July 4th, discussed
rather extensively the question
of sanitary regulations, stress-
ing the employment of a scaven-
ger, the proper care of privies
and sinks, treating pools and
marshy places with oil.
The mosquito came in for a
share of the discussion.
Numerous complaints have
been made to the Mayor, and on
investigation these complaints
are well founded.
Notices have been made to cer-
tain individuals and firms, spe-
cifically, to look after local con-
We desire here now to serve
notice on all persons who are
maintaining private* closets and
hog pens to look alter their own
Those owning and controlling
public closets have had their
notice, and are expected to clean
them and disinfect.
Many persons seem to think
that private right is superior to
public right. In the above men-
tioned matters the commission
thinks that there is no question
about the right of the public to
The commission desires to call
special attention of all merchants
to the conditions in the rear of
their places of business, both
from the standpoint of Hygiene
and Fire Prevention.
The commission hereby sets
apart Tuesday, July 12th, as
‘Clean-Up Day.” Go after the
weeds. Each family doing a
little, making a vast volume in
The commission desires further
to request that families cease
turning out their cows, calves
and horses on the commons, this
practice having neither justice
nor neighborliness to commend
it. Those person and families
who have gone to some expense
and much labor to beautify their
homes will not love you any more
beet use you slip your calves out
THE CITY COMMISSION.
To the Voters
of Precinct 4
Since entering the race for cot-
ton weigher, it has been fhy in-
tention to make a house-to-house
canvas, and solicit each and every
man's support at his home; but
on account of my wife's illness,
it has been impossible, for me to
get out and see the people.
Since the death of my daugh-
ter, I have been compelled to stay
at home, so I hope the people
will not take any exceptions or
try to defeat me on that account;
I have tried to see all the people
It has been said by some that
I could not handle the people's
cotton; 1 realize that fact, I know
I can’t, but if the people will
elect me I will have a deputy to
help me and will assure you your
cotton will be weighed just the
same; The four years I served
the people as public weigher I
kept a deputy all the time, there
wasJ always some one there to
wait on you, and I want to say if
my health don’t get any worse I
can do the vvieghing myself.
To each and every voter, 1
w; nt to say that I am not asking
you for your support on account
of my condition or my helpless
family; all I ask you to do is to
give me a fair consideration, and
if you will elect me to this office
I will promise you that I will
give each and every man a just
weight, and show no partiality
to..any man. The four years I
served the people as their public
weigher, if I ever wronged a
man it was an honest mistake in
And I want to say in conclu-
sion, in regard to my opponents:
they have treated me with
courtesy, there has been no mud-
slinging nor no one trying to
mislead the people. Each man
, is making his race on his own
; merits, and again I want to say
in my behalf that I am in the
■ race to win if I can win it fairly.
If you think I am the man for
that place and will honor me
it, it will be a great help to me.
So thanking you for your sup-
port four years ago, I remain,
W. B. Meadows.
I and Feel Well
Don’t suffer from the ill effects
of an inactive liver, such as
headache, indigestion, constipa-
tion, lack of energy and low
spirits, when for a little money
you can get a remedy of proved
merit. Grigsby,s Liv-Ver-Lax
will get your liver right and let
you enjoy better health and
brighter spirits. Liv-Ver-Lax
acts naturally and effectively.
Has none of the dangers and bad
after effects of calomel. Sold
under an absolute money refund
guarantee at 50c and $1 a bottle.
Each bottle is protected by the
likeness of L. K. Grigsby. For
sale by Berry Bros.
IS NOW ON
Horse for Sale
Federal Inquiry or
For Public Weigher at Cumby:
C. C. Prim
J. E. Evans
W. B. Meadows
J. J. (Jim) Warren.
L. L. Scudder
I represent a local insurance
company, and am prepared to
make satisfactory farm loans.
See me when in need of money.
If you haye property for sale list
st with me.
In every tome where there is
a baby there should be a bott’e
of McGee's Baby Elixir. It may
be needed at any time to correct
sour stomach, wind col e, diar-
rhea, or summer complaint. It
is a wholesome remedy, contains
no opium, morphine or injurious
drug of any kind. Price 25c and
50c per bottle. Sold by Berry
Faced by demands from the conductors, engineers, firemen and brakemen
that would impose on the country an additional burden in transportation costs of
$100,000,000 a year, the railroads propose that this wage problem be settled by
reference to an impartial Federal tribunal.
With these employes, whose efficient service is acknowledged, the railroads
have no differences that could not be considered fairly and decided justly by such
a public body.
Railroads Urge Public Inquiry and Arbitration
The formal proposal of the railroads to the employes for the settlement of
the controversy is as follows:
“Our conferences have demonstrated that we cannot harmonize our differences of opinion and that eventually the
matters in controversy must be passed upon by other and disinterested agencies. Therefore, we propose that your
proposals and the proposition or the railways be disposed of by one or the other of the following methods:
1. Preferably by submission to the Interstate Commerce Commission, the only tribunal which, by reason of its
accumulated information bearing on railway conditions and its control of the revenue of the railways, is in a posi-
tion to consider and protect the rights and equities of all the interests affected, and to provide additional revenue
necessary to meet the added cost of operation in case your proposals are found by the Commission to be just and
reason able; or, in the event the Interstate Commerce Commission cannot, under existing iaws, act in the premises,
that we jointly request Congress to take such action as may be necessary to enable the Commission to consider and
promptly dispose of the questions involved; or
S. liy arbitration in accordance with the provisions of the Federal law” (The Newlands Act}.
Leaders Refuse Offer and Take Strike Vote
Leaders of the train service brotherhoods, at the joint conference held in New
York, June 1-15, refused the offer of the railroads to submit the issue to arbitration
or Federal review, and the employes are now voting on the question whether
authority shall be given these leaders to declare a nation-wide strike.
The Interstate Commerce Commission is proposed by the railroads as the
public body to which this issue ought to be referred for these reasons:
No other body with *uch an intimate knowfrdge
of railroad conditions lias such an unquestioned posi-
tion in the public confidence.
The rates the railroads may charge the public for
transportation are now largely fixed by this Govern-
Out of every dollar received by the railroad* from
the public nearly one-half is paid directly to the em-
ployes as wages; and the money to pay-increased wage*
can come from no other source than the rates paid
by the public.
The Interstate Commerce Commission, with its con-
trol over rates, is in a position to make a complete
investigation and render such decision as would pro-
tect the interests of the railroad employes, the owner*
of the railroads, and the public.
A Question For the Public to Decide
The railroads feel that they have no right to grant a wage preferment of
$100,000,000 a year to these employes, now highly paid and constituting only
one-fifth of all the employes, without a clear mandate from a public tribunal that
shall determine the merits of the case after a review of all the facts.
I he single issue before the country is whether this controversy is to be settled by an
impartial Government* inquiry or by industrial warfare.
National Conference Committee of the Railways
ELISHA LEE, Chairman
P It ALBUIGHT, Gtn’l Managtr.
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.
L. W BALDWIN. Gtn 7 Managpr.
Central ot Georgia Railway.
C. L. BAKDO, Gtm'l Manager.
New York, New HavcniA H.rrt.rd Railroad.
B. H. COAPMAN, Vica Crtsidtut.
8 E. COTTKK. Gen I Manager
f. B. CHOW IKY. Ash. V'tep- PinliiHl
New Yerk Ceatra) Railway.
G. H. EMERSON, Gen’l Mans**.
Great Northern Railway
C. 11. RWING, Gaa’l Manager.
Philadelphia A Readiot Kailway.
8. W. GRICE, Gtit "l S.ipt Tramp..
Chesapeake A Ohio Railway.
A. S. GRF.1G, Atil. tp Uareioert.
St. !»uia A San Francisco Railroad.
C. W. KOUNS. Gen’l Manager.
Atchison. Topeka A Santa Fa Railway.
H. W MsMASTSK, Gtm'l Msssitr,
Wbaaiia* A Laka Bria Railroad.
N. D.MAHER, Vice-President.
Norfolk A Western Railway.
JAMES RUSSELL, Gen’l Mandgar.
Denver A Kio Grande Railroad.
A. M. SCHOYER, Resident Vica-Pm
Pennsylvania Lines West.
W. L. SEDDON. Vice-Pros.,
Seaboard Air Lins Railway.
A. J. STONE, Vies -President.
O. 8. WAID. Vice-Pree. « Ssa'f Afl
Suomi Ceatra) Liaaa.
Let me make your Palm Beach suit look like a
brand new one. ^7 [■
The price is only-----*
W. O. NARRAMORE
THE LEADING TAILOR
PHONE S. W. 49
J. L. Fry is in the Cumby cor -
munity for a vis;+ after several
months spent i 1 Co1’in and Gray-
son counties. He reports crop
prospects fine in that countv and
farmers hopeful and haopy.
He will as usual be found around
Cumby wh^retheie is a good
meeting going on, leading the
music in the style that has made
his name famous for the last
thirty or forty years. Anyone
needing his services in that line,
address him at Cumby. •/
When you feel lazy, out of
sorts and yawn a good deal in
the daytime, you can charge it to
a torpid liver which has allowed
the system to get full of impuri-
ties. HERBINE cures all dis-
orders produced by an inactive
liver. It strengthens that organ,
cleanses the bowels and puts the
system in good healthy condition.
Price 50c. Sold by Berry Bros.
On July 2nd the time of
limited Katy trains was ma-
terially shortened between
ST. LOUIS * KANSAS CITY
Now, more so than ever be-
fore, theKaty offers unques-
tionably superior service.
—its tracks are smoother than
—its trains are finer th: n ever
—its schedules are shorter than
For information see nearest
Ks ty AgenC or write W. G.
CHL-St , General Pass’r Agent,
Ask about the low excursion
fare.- to summer resorts.
The M. K. & T.
We have the horse you want.
Good farm horse and good driv-
er. What is better now and get-
ting better as autos increase in
number, this horse is absolutely
safe and dependable. You can
risk your wife and children be-
hind him and have no fears for
their safety. Do you want him?
G. M. Morton.
A. B. WORSHAM, M. D.
Physician & Surgeon, BRASHEAR, TEXAS.
Office phone No. 37 Residence phone No. 36
Office at the City Drug Store.
Calls answered promptly day or night.
When You Want A
or Expert Conveyancer, call up or come to
L. I. MERCER,
ALL KINDS OF INSURANCE
A. H. SMITH,
Physician & Surgeon.
Moved to Ridgeway
V I A
Gas-Electric Motor Cars
Commerce & Paris.
Standard Steam Trains
Paris and Ennis
Spot cash paid for Turkeys,
chickens, eggs and butter.
Now is the time to sell old
A. 0. Barker
Depot Street, Rural Phone.
Picnic at Campbell
Sohn Hackler and B. R. Brown
of Campbell were in Cumby
Wednesday evening advertising
the Campbell picnic to be held
on the 6th, 7th, and 8th of this
The OatCrop is Fine
And we stop to suggest that
you divide a little of the proceeds
with the printers. We have
been deeping quiet because of the
dull times and not from an abun-
dance of money. So look at the
label on your paper right now
and now see if you are behind.
If you are, don’t fail to see me
when in town and shove a dol-
lar right in my face.
G. M. Morton.
g A full line of Caskets, Cof-
fins, Robes and all Under-
takers Goods at
Ask for Tickets Via
* * *
F. B. McKAY,
GENERAL PASSENGER AGENT,
If you want first class work
bring me your clothes. Ladies
work a specialty.
Elite Pressing Parlor,
GORDON & WISE
HOT AND COLD BATHS
OPEN AT 6 CLOSE AT 7
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The Cumby Rustler. (Cumby, Tex.), Vol. 25, No. 13, Ed. 1 Friday, July 7, 1916, newspaper, July 7, 1916; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth769864/m1/4/: accessed October 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hopkins County Genealogical Society.