The Stephenville Empire. (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 37, No. 51, Ed. 1 Friday, August 20, 1909 Page: 4 of 8
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I want to exchange a halt block The S. N. and S. T. announced
at Mineral Wells with two good recently that it would discontinue
raaidences for Stephenville prop- running trains on Sunday, but has
erty. Apply to J. W. Glenn Bluff reconsidered the matter and will
Dale. 51-at. >operate them.as usual.
Lovers of I
Make no mistake in doing business
with us. We Keep the goods going
out and new stock coming in all the
time. If any mistakes are made come
and report to us and they will be
promptly corrected. Our invitation
for your trade is based on our ability
to give entire satisfaction.
South Side Square Phone 16
OLD-FASHIONED DuOR PLATE.
“Door plates arc going out of
fashion,” said a man whose business
if is to make plates of all kinds.
“Twenty years ago every man of
prominence had his name graven
upon a plate and that plate affixed
to his front door, that all might
know who dwelt within. The daily
task of the negro houseman was to
rub the door plate until it shone.
It took the place of the bares and
Donates ofr the Romans, and was at-
tended to just as carefully as were
tin* ancient household gods.
“Everything is changed now,
though. I suppose the reason is
that people don't, have Immw as
they used to. They simply live in
houses and apartments and move
around so much that a door plate
couldn’t possibly endure the peripa-
ictic existence—A collection of a big
apartment building would, 1 con-
fess, look rather odd.”—I/misville
FRENCH WEALTH DIVIDED.
It was said by the Viscount d’Ave-
nel in Paris recently that in 1909
France finds herself ten times richer
than she was in the middle ages, and
six times richer than she was 75
years ago, during the time of King
Louis Philippe. This wealth has
been acquimt almost entirely during
the last half-century, and ia in the
hands of the army of small land
owners who have taken the place of
the few owners of vast estates which
have been broken up. France has a
very small number of people pos-
sessing large fortunes. Only 6,000
have incomes of $20,000 a year.
There are barely ten millionaires
who enjoy incomes above $1,000,000.
Templed by the warm raiq the
angleworm wriggled out of the
ground and started across the ce-
When it was about half wav over
it there came a sudden change in the
weather and the worm froze fast to
This thing of being.a harbinger of
spring is all right in poetry, hut in
reality it is tough on Hie harbinger.
ON THE RESERVATION.
“Education has heap much draw-
backs.” grunted ('thief Scared-of-
“How?” growled Young-Man-
with-a-Grouch, drawing his blanket
around him and moving closer to
“Sent son to Carlisle. Come ba<^c
a dude. Passed around the pipe. He
say: ‘Mercy, pa! Ain’t you got in-
Are You Keeping
If not try some of our Ice Cream or
And see how they effect you. We
use pure syrups and ylenty of ice and
our Cold Drinks
Will Help You
R. E. COX
DRUQS AND JEWELRY
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^AY! You ought to sec these two well
dressed men who are just from the
Cut Price Suit Sale
4 v' i ir
hurry down there and get fixed up; these
bargains are great! Nheso young men
are wearing 820.00 Suits which they
got in this Sale for 810.00. Some
Suits are offered at Less than Half Price.
Remember the place:
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The Stephenville Empire. (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 37, No. 51, Ed. 1 Friday, August 20, 1909, newspaper, August 20, 1909; Stephenville, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth877863/m1/4/: accessed March 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Stephenville Public Library.