The Pearsall Leader (Pearsall, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 1, Ed. 1 Friday, April 17, 1914 Page: 1 of 8
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Official Organ of Frio County.
Pearsall, Texas, Friday, April 17, 1914
Consolidated With Pearsall Leader March 1, I913
i THE REARS ALL NATIONAL BANK
ITAL AND SURPLUS. SI50.000.00.
r held at
) the dis-
“WE ARE ALWAYS AT THE BAT
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With a large stock
of lumber of all -
kinds and do bus- v
iness on up-to-
W. F. & J. F. Barnes Lumber Co.
t as we
BIG FOOT NOTES.
Mr. and Mrs. N. Briscoe of De-
vine visited G. K. Mixon and fani-
Will Williamson of Devine was
in Big Foot on business Sunday.
W. B. Hamilton of Centerville
spent Sunday in Big Foot with
W. A. Thompson of Devine was
a caller here Saturday in his new
J. M. McAllister passed through
Big Foot Monday repairing the
Cold weather continues and the
Big Foot merchants who moved
j their heating stoves out a month
i ago, are now installing coal pots
| to keep their customers warm.
The recent cold weather and
sand storms have played havoc
vith crops on sandy land. The
sand killed the beans and the corn
was whipped to death.
R. E. Dixon is attending Com-
missioners Court in Pearsall this
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Massengaie
visited the ranch Saturday night.
* hey report everything looking
Prof. R. G. Richardson made a
I business trip to Devine Saturday
j returning home the same day.
; j An Easter egg hunt was enjoy-
ed by the little folks Sunday at the
home of Mr. and Mrs W. C. Jer-
ar(].| Da A* Durrenberger, govern
ruent demonstrator, in company
with C. H. Hudson, a representa-
tive of the Leader,passed through
Big Foot Monday on their way to
the demonstration farms East of
Mrs. J. J. Boyd has been very
sick for several days with fever.
A good many cattle have died in
the Big Foot neighborhood re-
cently with black-leg.
Have you ever tried Tondre’s
cakes, pies, cookies or other deli-
cacies? If not, do so, and you will
become a regular customer. Lay-
er cakes, pies, etc. ,to order. Kisses
per cookies, ginger snaps, snail rolls,
Hi hot bread and rolls everyday.
LOCAL TALENT SHOW GOOD.
The play, “Topsy Turvy” given
by the High School students at
the Opera House Friday night
was a success. The young people
taking part showed talent and
ability and it is hard to say which
character was the best. Leslie
Dowe as “Deacon Jones” was a
hit, and his work was highly ap-
preciated. He makes good, as a
comedy old man. John Cochran
played the Englishman, “Lord
Clarence” and came in for his
share of the applause. Henry
Jennison as “Ned” showed his
ability as' a blackface comedian.
Milton Horton as Frank Golden,
managed U> keep things interesting
for the Deacon. Miss Avis Hor-
ton played the part of “Topsy
Turvy” in a way that would have
done credit to a proffessional and
her work showed talent and care-
full study. She was ably support-
ed by Miss Lolita Kimball, who
played the part of “May Golden”
a young society ' lady. Her
acting was good. Miss Cecil Car-
ter made a n excellent “Mrs.
Clarendon. “Miss Spriggs,” later
“Mrs. Jones,” as played by Miss
Julia Woodward, was a decided
hie. Her portrayal of an old maid
was very realistic. One of the
most pleasing features of evening
was the reading given by Miss
Adelene Long. Charley Mullens
and John Cochran in their song
specialty was very good. The
entire production was greatly en-
joyed by an appreciative audience.
The house receipts were $53.40
which after paying expenses will
be used for the benefit of the High
Miss Francis Dubose and Miss
Ruth Crutchfield of Devine, visit
ed in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
J. H. Evans this week returning
home on No. 4 Wednesday morn-
Rev. E. E. Swanson of Pear-
sall, preached an interesting ser-
mon Sunday afternoon at 3:30. A
good attendance present. The
choir sang a few songs after the
service Bro. Swanson remained
to hear a special song by the male
quartet, Messrs. Maxwell, Hen-
drickson, Stribling and Lindsey,
which was so pleasing to the
preacher he insisted on the four
going to his church and singing
the same song They report hav-
ing enjoyed a splendid service.
Harrison Burks is overseeing
the repair work of the Smith &
Burks gin. We understand there
will be considerable money spent
on the gin in order to get it in
first class order for the new cotton
crop. Prospects are great for
cotton at present, and we hope the
gins will be patronized to their
J. L. Burden sold to Messrs.
Bilhartz and Nixon, of Pearsall, a
nice bunch of cattle including fif-
W. A. Russell purchased a lot
from W. W. McKinley, on the
corner of McKinley Street and
Grand Avenue and jrtH buttd
nice little bungalow on the lot.
He expects to build right . away.
Mr. Russell recently purchased the
blacksmith shop from S. W. Biv-
ens. We sincerely wish him wel
in the new work.
Mrs. P. A. Thurmond of Dilley
visited her son, Fred Thurmonc
and family,returning home Thurs-
Martha Shelton of Derby, re-
turned home Thursday after a few
days visit with Ruby Hill.
KINDERGARTEN EGG HUNT.
Mrs. W. L. Wells entertained at
her home Saturday afternoon, the
children of her Kindergarten and
Sunday School class.
And such a jolly time as the lit-
tle folks did have! Swinging,play-
ing games of all kinds. They even
had a visit from Ithe Ghost, and
then the hunt for eggs all over
the vacant lots adjoining. Every
child found several.
Delicious home made candy was
Mrs. Wells then requested the
children to return to the yard and
see if they had left any eggs in the
weeds and such a shout as only
fifty little folks could make, went
up, when they found a great, big
nest of easter chicks and rabbits.
Each child was given one as a
Mrs. Wells was ably assisted in
making the time pass pleasantly
for all by Misses Flora Gates and
TO KEEP FARM BOOKS.
The United States Department
of Agriculture has just issued a
bulletin entitled “A System of
Farm Cost Accounting,” which is
of interest to every Texas farmer.
No previous knowledge of book-
keeping is necessary to understand
the system outlined, and if the
farmer follows the suggestions, he
will find them of value in estimat-
ing the profits or losses on his
business every year. The system,
as described, has been tried for
several years in some of the older
agricultural States, and it has won
favor with many farmers. A copy
of the bulletin may be secured by
addressing the Secretary of Agri-
MAY VISIT PEARSALL
The citizens of Colorado
Springs are preparing to tour
Texas in automobiles early in
May. About 85 cars will partici-
pate, and in answer to an invita-
tion from Mason Maney to include
Pearsall in the itenerary, the fol-
lowing letter will be of interest:
“***I would dislike to have to
make up the itenerary for our Col-
orado-Texas auto sociability run
without making a good stop at
Pearsall, after the cordial invita-
tion which you extended in you
letter of April 1st. However, I
cannot say at the present time just
what our itenerary will be, as this
is to be decided at a conference in
Pueblo tomorrow, April 4th. I
assure you that we appreciate the
suggestions in your letter, and the
information you have given- The
attractions in your locality ap-
peal strongly. As soon as a defi-
nite route has been mapped out I
shall advise you further.
A. W. Henderson,
cm COUNCIL MEETS.
The City Council held its regu-
lar meeting Tuesday night, with
Mayor Smith presiding. The re-
turns of the recent election were
canvassed and the newly elected
officers sworn in.
The following bills were allow-
ed: Barnes Lumber Company,
$12.18; R L.Corse,hauling,$1.25;
Moss & Schott, blacksmithing,
$4; Pearsall Water, Ice & Light
The tax collector was ordered to
render the delinquent list for pub-
lication, adding the additional pen-
alty of 25 cents for this expense.
The committee on street im-
provement was not appointed, but
it is very probable that Sid Mar-
tin will retain his position on the
committee, in view of his excell-
ent work in the past. Under his
supervision the streets are al-
ways kept in splendid repair.
A number of new street lights
will be installed.
Commissioners' Court was in
regular session Monday, however,
transacting little business. A num-
ber of bills were allowed and a war-
rant issued to Dr. E G. Cochran
to cover the expenses of the camp.
No scalp bounties were paid as the
State appropriation for this pur-
pose is exhausted.
BIG PICNIC PROPOSED.
This delightful spring weather
is having its effect. A big free-
for-all picnic is proposed for an
early date, and even the busy
business men are right in for it.
Spend one day on the river now,
while things are quiet and be bet-
ter prepared for the busy days to
follow. Practically everyone is
in tavor orAre picnic—a big one
like we used to have—so do not
feel surprised, Brother Business
Man, if you are asked to close up
for a day, that you and your
clerks may spend a pleasant day
with friends on the river. Let's
decide on a convenient date and
EPWORTH LEAGUE SOCIAL.
Members of the Epworth
Leaguf were delightfully enter-
tained Tuesday evening at the
home of Miss Ledell DeYilbiss.
After the regular business session,
the young men of the party were
provided with needles, thread and
crepe paper, with instructions to
display their talents along milli-
nery lines. The results in many
instances were ludicrous, Hunt
KeHam and Charley Mullins prov-
ing the most apt. Games follow-
ed and later delicious refreshments
of strawberries, whipped cream
and cake were served.
UTTLE DAMAGE FROM COLD.
According to many of our farm-
ers, the cold spell of last week did
not materially damage the crops,
generally speaking,though in spots
the young plants were severely
frost-bitten. (Jotton is up to a
good stand and some corn is knee
ligh. With neither too much nor
too little rain, there is a splendid
season in the ground, and with
the warm weather we are now
laving, everything is growing
HESTER TULLY INJURED.
Hester Tully narrowly escaped
atal injury Monday, when a 2x4
on Maney’s new residence, broke
and he fell headlong to the ground
lis chin striking a beam, and caus-
ing him to fall crosswise a floor-
oist. He fell from the attic and
was severely bruised, and as a re-
sult was compelled to spend sever-
al days in bed. Fortunately he
carries an accident policy.
FOR SALE OR TRADE
100 acres of good land, all m
cultivation. For sale cheap or
will trade for lots or house.—Ben
... . wai.
CIVIL ENGINEER—COUNTY SURVEYOR
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