Conroe Courier (Conroe, Tex.), Vol. 26, No. 15, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 4, 1918 Page: 1 of 8
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Stand* for Progra** and Civic Ri|btMU«MM
Ekt. 1892—25 Yoart* Continuous Publication
If you doa*f
like the news,
read the ads.
VcL 26. No. IS
CONROE, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1918.
Hfi are receiving shipments of new good daily.
' . Below is a list ^T^nly a few things we have on sale
at reasonably low prices:
Call for No. 3850 in yo
site at $7
No. 3854 $7
No. 3605 $6
The above four numb
are of the newest sty
ur FOR THE KIDDIES
50 We are no* l**ting the
.00 Billikens by number and
|er* price, as you will always
jhj. find our stock complete m
sizes and the prices right.
We have many other m
One special No. 788
Men's tan house shoe $2
"so MEN’S SUITS
We have them in
5877 grey pumps at $7
No. 5896 Mahogany
Billy Burke last at $5
No. 7951 black kid pu
We have a complete
Ok stock of Men's Summer
.00 Suits in Palm Beach, Kool
Kloth and Serge.
“P Palm Beach at $8.50 to $10
*1 Koo! Kloth $12.50 to $16.50
•90 Serge, a good one at $20.
No. 5370 black low he
pump at $4
No. '7936 black kid la
ox at $5
-00 PANAMA, BANKOK and
*** SAILORS to go with your
Suit. Priced right.
Call in and see us bef
you buy. We have mi
other number cheaper.
EVERETT & SONS :
THE STORE THAT GROWS
Quiet Home Wedding
At the home of Mr. ami Mr
E. M. Cooksv of Conroe Mr.
Malcom Watts of Dodge amij
Miss Frankie Bloomfield of!
Saratoga were united in mar-
riage March 30th at 2:30 p. m.j
The ceremony was performed
by Rev. J. W. Whitaker of
— Mr. Walter Wooten of I
Dodge acted as best man and j
Mrs. E. M. Cooksey as matron|
Mr. Watts is a prominent
merchant of Dodge. The
charming bride was a very
popular young lady of Sarato-
ga where she left many friends
who wish her great happiness
for the future.
Tht* match between the e
young people had been brew-
ing for some years. They will
make their home at Dodge.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
Lula White to McCall.Craw-
ford & McCall, Jas. Elkins sv.,
14 acres, $1.00. A
B. E. Hinchcliffe to Henry
Cable, lots in Conroe, $1220.
W. F. Bradford to Mrs. M.
A. Weatherford, 15. Amt rows
survey, 25 acres, $1.00.
C. W. Maftthews to Mary A.
Weatherford, B. Andrews surv
HO acres, $145.00.
H. R. Lind ley to M. A. Wea-
therford, 11. Andrews surv., .‘5H
Mary E. Weatherford to J.
E. Weatherford B.'Andrews s.,
$190.00. v •
H. Z. Motley and wife to
William Lewis, Jas. Edwards
survey, 143 acres $1800.00.
M. Clifton and wife to M. J.
Webster, F. K. Henderson sv..
37 acres, $1 GOO.00.
W. A. Wheeldon to F. C.
Hodgetts, lots in Tamina, $100.
F. C. Hodgetts to Ida Belle
Hodgetts, lots in Tamina, $100.
L. M. Collier and wife to J
M. Griffith? Noah Griffith sv.,
154' i a., $200.00.
W. N. Brooks and wife to ().
T. Henry, I)e la Garza grant.
100 acres, 2500.00.
Bryan Kyger, who formerly
worked here, came in one day
Mr. Kyger is going
ton Field this week.
Tuesday that Mr. J.O. Driscoll,! most out of danger and
who was taken to Houston lastichances for his recovery are
week suffering with an attack very good.
of pneumonia and typhoid, had ----
died, but later reports were to Mr. Harriett of Camp Logan
the effect that he had rallied spent Sunday afternoon in Con-
and would probably get well.!roe with friends.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Knight
and Mrs. R. C. Collins wont to
Huffman last Sunday to attend
the Fifth Sunday meeting of
the Tryon-Evergreen Baptist
Men's & Boy’s Furnishings
You will find here a very complete line of furnishings from which
to select your summer wardrobe.
EAGLE AND PERFECTO SHIRTS
In a wonderful variety of patterns, in such materials as percales,
pongees, madras and silk Kloth, also plain white madras.
Priced at from 75c to $3.50.
FOR WE BOYS
We have the little boy blue blouses and the R. S. Shirts, in the versa-
tile and vocation collars with long or short sleeves. In a ‘ varied” as-
sortment of patterns, also plain white. These are special values at 75c.
Men's and boys' Straw Hats. The time has come for you to lay
aside your old felt hat. It's out-o-style. Come to our store and let us
fit you in one of our new Straws. We’ve a wonderful line of all that is
new in straws and it will be easy for you to find just the hat you want
here, and at the price yon want to pay. A full line of Men's and Boy's
Summer underwear at prices that will please you.
$1.50 Per Ytur
MORE WATER & MORE MAWS
CITIZENS, WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT IT?
The petition for a $10,000 bond issue election was
circulated by The Courier editor this week and was .signed*
by about seventy-five property tax payer*. Thus far the
chaitces for more water and more mains are good.
The Courier has been Advocating more water and
mains for several months, especially the past month, and
as time was fast flying into summer time we saw the need
for action now or not at all. The earliest time the peti-
tion can be presented to the city council is April 17th,
and it will be turned over to them on this date.
The Courier has never been in sympathy with the
apparent discrimination in favor of the down town sec-
tion of town while the outlying parts were not even pro-
vided with tire protection and had to build their own wa-
ter lines if they wanted water to drink, blit the city has
been bankrupt for so long and its warrants had to be dis-
counted so heavily to get any work done, it seemed un-
fair to authorities to harp on improvements which could
not be made for lack of funds. But the tune is now come
when the people are in earnest about wonting water and
they will stand behind the city government in expending
what money is necessary and in providing^tc money also.
The city can issuer its anticipaLiui; warrants which
may draw interest in any sum needed To supplement this
$10,000. This money can bo used to drill a well and ex-
tend the mains, and put an addition to the tank.
Some are saying that a certain gang runs the town
government and that they will promise to put mains ev- jT
eryWhere and when the work is completed it will thclJC.
same as before, just a few lines to certain parts <>t the
town. The people can put the mains wherever they are
needed by patient co-operation with the city council, and
not antagonism. The Courier would suggest the loi’ow-
ing mains to be constructed of not less than 4-inch pipe:
Line to city limits in Rucks addition, branching off
out two blocks from town and going east to the school
From the jail to the M. A. Anderson residence corn-
er, turning south and following that street across the
Santa Fe track, turning east and coming into the city
mains at the Catholic church.
From the main at the Baptist church to the Dean
store, turning south and running to some convenient spot
in Dugan where the negroes can get access to the line.
It is essential if we expect to have good health in Conroe
to protect the health of the colored population as well as
the white, for they are going in and out of our homes
as servants at all times.
From the Baptist church to the It. E. McKibbin, Jr.,
Fr/jm the end of the east line out past the J. Wah-
renberger residence two blocks, then south, and then
west and coming into the main at the corner where the
Methodist church used to be located.
Such other additions as will connect up all lines into
circles, as the State fire department require this in order
to get lowr insurance rates.
This work will not cost more than the city is able
to raise, and nothing short of a complete covering of the
city will ever be acceptable to all the people.
As to the meter proposition, after sufficient mains
are laid to give all the people adequate water supply,
the people should ask for a meter system, making thi*
minimum charge 75c per month instead of $1.00 and
charging about 20c per thousand gallons over 2,500. Ac-
cording to figures by a meter advocate the city water sys-
tem would make about $750.00 per month when all avail-
able houses are piped for city water. This money could
be used, after expense of pumping is paid, to pay off the
anticipation warrants and Interest on them, besides leav-
ing a neat sum every year for repairs anil further im-
provements in the water plant.
The pumping now costs $75 per month and the city
furnishes them about $30 worth of water. This is cheap-
er than the city could do the work with the g.nso’i le en-
gine. Pumping the additional water will easily be paid
by the additional revenue Ltought in from new consum-
ers put on the water lines by the extensions.
Some people in town areAlfcking on using v ater rent
money to pay for street lighflk and culverts. Lights cost
$40 a month and we must have'lights. The light company
could not afford to take pay out of the general fund,
as that is so far in debt that they would l ave to bold
the warrants three or four years to get. their money. The
expenditure of this money, as well as all other city tax
money has been given to the public in the regular pub-
lished statements of the finances of the city and the pub-
lished council proceedings. Is this not so?
These things are mentioned in order to show our
readers the actual facts and not for criticizing the peo-
ple nor the city government for negligence.
When facts are put in the paper they can be dealt
with easier than when they are rumors, and The Courier
is giving such information as it does to show it readers
that CO-OPERATION of all the people, without arty fac-
tional strife, against one set of men or another, or against
one P**rt of town or another, will put water in your yard
and my yard, and everybody eIso’s yard, while a lot of
squabbling or indifference will get no water at all.
If you believe in more water, let it be known.
Get Our Estimates First
No matter what you are going to paint—
whether It’s a big Job or a small one—we believe
we can save you money.
Or possibly you have a floor to wax—or
wall paper to clean—or woodworK to varnish.
If so. Just call and aee what we can do for you.
We have an unusually large and fresh stoeK
of paints for all purposes—floor wax—floor oil-
furniture polish—halsomlne—enamel— brushes
and supplies of all hinds.
CAPITOL DRUG ST0RE =
S. K. Hailey, Prop. Conroe, Tex.
Duily Market Report
The Courier is requested to
announce that any party inter-
ested in daily market reports
of truck and farm produce may
get their names on the mailing
list of the government daily
reports by addressing the
U. S. Bureuu of Markets,
If interested, just send in
your name and address.
Messrs. J. H. and W. D. Mc-
Kadden and li. C. Todd and
families went autoing to Hous-
ton, ( amp Logan and Elling-
ton Field last Sunday.
R. H. Smith for Constable
The Courier announces this
week the candidacy of Mr. R.
to the consideration of the vot-
County Superintendent Mi is
will be held in Conroe next
Friday and Saturday.
dry goods, clothing
i?Ubl<'t«Vpr«?ncTlNo.f,3, Sn,m! annvuuc.n that
ject to action of the July pri-jsP®1t,®[ V*.Cj .™
Mr. Smith is a native of the
county and bus lived here alii
his life, lie has been depu-| Miss Lillie Me Dade requests
tized to do special work many,The Courier to announce that
Itimes and is familiar with the the 42 Club will meet next Sat-
1 duties of the office. He knows urday, April 6, ut home of
everybody in the precinct and Mrs. Will Pullman.
[will try to see them personally. .---—
but in event he mlaaes a voter) Attorney F. McDonald was
I it will not be intentional. over from Montgomery the
His candidaey 4a commended first of the week.
Montgomery County ia now
represented in France by aev-
eral of her sons. At first the
novelty of a home boy being in
France was noticeable, but by
this time there are perhapa fif-
ty or sixty men from this coun-
ty in France.
The Courier, $1.50 per Year
This week we offer SPUDS and
ONIONS at a small margin above
cost to us to cover the cost of hand-
ling. Mr. Hoover says eat Irish po-
tatoes in some style at every meal.
For this week selling we offer
10 lbs for
McKibbin & McKibbin
Mem her U. S. Food Administration
■ YOUR PATRIOTIC DUTY IS TO ■
UNDER PRESENT CONDITIONS AND TO INVEST
YOUR SAVINGS IN
war saving s stamps
BUT THEM ROW AT ANT BANK .
OR POST OFFICE OR STORE v
CONROE STATE BANK '
Guaranty Fund Bank
J. WahrenSerger, Poet. W. N. Fatter, V.
A. R. Woodooa, Cmtiier
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England, John Stone & Etheridge, O. Conroe Courier (Conroe, Tex.), Vol. 26, No. 15, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 4, 1918, newspaper, April 4, 1918; Conroe, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth844102/m1/1/: accessed March 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Montgomery County Memorial Library.