Mercedes Tribune (Mercedes, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 43, Ed. 1 Friday, December 12, 1919 Page: 2 of 2
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\lhe Rio Grande
| Is the handsomest thing gotten out about the Rio Grande Delta
| telling what will grow and giving a lot of information. Price 2oc.
| But a complimentary will be sent to readers of the Tribune who
E send a postal request for it.
| Eltweed Pomeroy
I Landscape Designer, Nurseryman, Bulb Specialist 5
= La Ganja Farm, eight miles from Mercedes, one mile from Donna, |
| Texas, along the railroad. Visitors always made welcome. Come |
S and see the display of flowers, trees, shrubs, palms, citrus trees, =
E etc. etc. Nothing like the variety of stock,' has ever been grown ss
— or brought into the Delta. E
NEW ROADS UP TO THE
VOTERS SAY OFFICIALS
County Judge and Commissioner
Outlinie Results and Difficul-
ties to Auto Hen
McMurry Lumber Co.
Everything in LUMBER and
Now is the time and
“Paint Devoe” we sell it.
McMurry Lumber Co.
A summary of the road work ac-
complished in Hidalgo county and
some facts about the difficulties ex-
perienced by the commissioners in
keeping the roads in repair and in
meeting the demands for new ones
was given last week to the county
automobile men by Judge Brown
and Commissioner Lipscomb. The
officials were present at ta meeting
of the newly organized Hidalgo Coun-
ty Automobile and Accessory Deal-
er’s Association. The automobile
men are planning an active county
wide campaign for better roads and
the county officials were asked to
state what had been done in order
that plans for improvements could
be more intelligently discussed.
According to Judge Brown Hidalgo
county has 47 miles of main road
east and west, 43 miles north and
south, and altogether about 150 miles
of public roads. Many miles of road
have been graded and substantial
bridges built, and there is much to
show for the work but unfortunately,
as, is the case with so many coun-
ty road projects, he said, only a
fractional part of the money neces-i
sary had been voted.
It is impossible to make a good
dirt road where there is. heavy traf-
fic, no matter how much is spent,
and we are constantly spending mon-
ey in efforts to keep up the dirt
roads we now have and in opening
new roads to take care of the sev-
eral new tracts being put into cul-
tivation,” he declared.
“Another problem is how to satis-
fy all the people that this or, that
community is not. neglected a very
difficult and practically impossible
task/ under present conditions. Old-
er and more settled counties have
their own difficulties, but when we
take into consideration the immense
new acreage which had been de-
veloped and is constantly being
brought from wilderness of brush to
fine farms, ours is a task hard to
‘•The matter of taxation and espe-
cially valuation in our case is one
few men care to tackle, yet absolutely
necessary to success. We are against
issuing warrants for road building,
and feel the citizens who want good
roads are the ones who should tell
us what they want ,and then we
can tell them how to get what they
want, but the initiative should come
from them—the property owners. If
you get up a petition for an election
signed by property owners, we will
call an election, but it is up to you
whether or not you want roads you
can travel in all kinds of weather,
and any effort to get dirt roads
worked by large expenditures of
money will be discouraged by us
as it would simply mean money
“In 1918 our. county tax assess-
ment was $14,000,000; in 1919 it
was raised to $23,720,000 of which
$21,000000 is real estate. Four and
three fourth millions could be rais-
ed by increase in taxes allowed by
law on this year’s valuation.
“We have figured that a perma-
nent road material being gravel with
a hard surface, would cost about
$10,000 per mile along the railroad,
and $13,000 further back where ma-
terial would have to be hauled some
“A $2,000,000 bond issue would be
possible at a raise of 88 cents per
$100 valuation. Bonds can be sold
at par. We have in the past issued
$170,000 for drainage; $250,000 for
road and had an old issue of $100,-
000 for road bonds.
“The trend of thought among farm-
ers in older counties on the subject
of quick' and economical transporta-
tion on hard surfaced highways is
indicated by the returns on special
elections recently,” declared Com-
Railroads have been unable to
keep pace with the growth of many
states and the ship by truck scheme
is rapidly being inaugurated. Farm-
ers want to market their crops and
get material for their houses, fences,
seed, etc., for their farms there as
quickly and economically as possible
and the only way to improve our
present conditions is by having a
twelve month a year hard surface
road in the thickly settled parts of
the counties interested and at least,
one outlet to the outside world, the
public highway. It is up to you
property holders, to decide for your-
selves just what you want and we
will help you get it if you go about
the matte in a legal and business
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1919
DAYS OF DIZZINESS
Come to Hundreds of Mercedes Peo-
“Seventy-five per cent of the coun-
ties in the state in mind voted on
the proposition of matching the fed-
eral government dollar for dollar in
First Mirror Was Water.
Brushes were probably invented
much later than the comb, but the
mirror, the one toilet article without
which woman could not exist, must
date from a very early period. Per-
haps a clear pool allowed curious wom-
an a first view of her face, though we
must say that she is not the only vain
creature to exist, for a certain gentle-
man named Narcissus gazed at his re-
flection in the still water, and gazing
fell so in love with his beauty that he
pined away and died.
There are days of dizziness;
Spells of headache, lanugor, back-
ache ; '
Sometimes rheumatic pains;
Often urinary disorders.
Doan’s Kidney Pills are especially
for kidney ills.
Endorsed in Mercedes by grateful
friends and neighbors.
Mrs. R. L. McGhee, Ohio Ave.,
Mercedes, says: “Several years ago
I was taken with a backache. Thei e
was a dull pain in the region of my
kidneys almost all the time and
i when I bent over I had difficulty in
straightening up again. I had awful
dizzy spells and black spects would
appear before my eyes. My kidneys-
did not act right and annoyed me,
too. After I had taken one box of
Doan’s Kidney Pills my back was
strong and my kidneys were regular
Price 60c, at all dealers.. Don t
simply ask for a kidney remedy-get
Doan’s Kidney Pills—the same that
Mrs. McGhee had. Foster-Milburn
Co., Mfgrs., Buffalo, N. Y.
Small Richard asked his sister to roll
his sleeve up for him and as she didn’t
do it neatly he remarked. “Gee, and
you expect to be a wife yet!”
1 Custom Feed Grinding
m IT! SUBSTITUTE
Starts your liver without making
you sick and can not
We have the latest and most im-
proved machinery and are now pre-
pared to do all kinds of feed grinding.
Small grain, ear corn, maize, etc.
A share of your patronage is solic-
Mercedes Milling Co.
— Two blocks west of Depot —
DR. C. C. PARKER, D.V.S.
Graduated Registered Veterinary Sur-
geon and Dentist.
Headquarters Hadden’s Pharmaacy
Inspection of interstate shipments of
CALLS ANSWERED PROMPTLY
Every druggist in town—your drug"
gist and everybody’s druggist has noticed
a great falling off in the sale of calomel.
They all give the same reason. Dodson’s
Liver Tone is taking its place.
“Calomel is dangerous and people know
it, while Dodson’s Liver Tone is perfectly
safe and gives better results,” said a
prominent local druggist. Dodson’s
Liver Tone is personally guaranteed by
every druggist who sells it. A large
bottle costs but a few cents, and if it
fails to give easy relief in every case of
liver sluggishness and constipation, you
have only to ask for your money back.
Dodson’s Liver Tone is a pleasant-
tasting, purely vegetable remedy, harm-
less to both children and adults. Take
a spoonful at night and wake up feeling
fine; no biliousness, sick headache, acid
stomach or constipated bowels. It
doesn’t gripe or cause inconvenience all
the next day like violent calomel. Take
a dose of calomel today and tomorrow
you will feel weak, sick and nauseated.
Don’t lose a day’s work! Take Dod-
son’s Liver Tone instead and feel fine,
full of vigor and ambition.
He is a wise man wrho can on oc
casion put up or shut up—but he is a
wiser man who can put up and shut
up—Savannah Morning News.
DAIRY COWS BRING IN MONEY EVERY WEEK
THE HIDALGO COUNTY BANK
OLDEST^ STATE BANK IN THE VALLEY
. , - ■ V
There is still good season in the
ground. Start now afresh to PLOW your
land DEEP, conserve the moisture, be quick
to turn under the weeds and vegetable
matter for Humus, and BE READY for
your winter truck crops now, and then the
staple crops in January and February.
NOW IS THE TIME TO PLOW DEEP
THE HIDALGO COUNTY BANK
MAIL INQUIRIES GIVEN IMMEDIATE
AT YOUR SERVICE
DAIRY COWS BRING IN MONEY EVERY WEEK
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Rector, J. F., Jr. Mercedes Tribune (Mercedes, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 43, Ed. 1 Friday, December 12, 1919, newspaper, December 12, 1919; Mercedes, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth844488/m1/2/: accessed December 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Library.