The Thornton Hustler. (Thornton, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 14, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 18, 1918 Page: 2 of 4
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, The Bottler would advise
tome of it* friends not to go too
far in swearing that they would
not vote for Jim Ferguson under
any circumstances — that they
would cut their heads off first
Yon know Ferguson stands
good chance of being nominated,
and there is a pledge to support
the nominee of this primary
printed on each ticket. The man
voting in the primary obligates
himself to vote the ticket straight
and nothing abort of unavoidable
absence from your voting box on
ejection day, serious sickness or
death can relieve you of this ob-
ligation. If the worst comes to
the worst, the Hustler would
suggest that, In lieu of cutting
off of beads, these embarrassed
parties bang themselves. In
hanging a man's life tqay be a few
moments longer drawn out, but
death la equally hussrtain, there
will be no fuaa, and the commu-
nity benefited just the same.
In cuttiog off oj^beads there
would be too ^uch uproar and
blood shed, preceded by more
or less profakity, which would
be revolting to toe finer sensi-
bilities, and likely create a fever-
ish nervousness in others, while
some might renig straightout.
Next week, the Lord willing, we
are going to have something else
to say along this Und, provided,
we are unable to fill onr space
with more profitable matter. We
have house rent, paper bills and
beard bills to pay; hence, we can.
not afford to let our politics in-
terfere with our brsiness. The
Hustler has never bqen able to
make a living by slight-o’-hand,
as some of our more fortunate
friends seem to do.
GARTH'S POSITION ON STATE
T'othe voters of Limestone Co.
In view that my position has
been falsified by some unknown
person and to correct the false
statements, and so that you may
know where I stand, I make this
I am a supporter of Hobby,
morally and lega'Iy. I would
not on any consideration vote to
repeal the statutory prohibition
law. I believe In the submission
of the question for amendment
of the constitution of Texas upon
manufacture and sale of liquors,
and woman suffrage, so women
can vote for president of the
United States, and will so work,
that the people may sneak for
themselves upon these two
questions. I believe in good
government and faithful serv-
ants, and wi'l try to bo safe and
sane if elected.
I am a member of the Hobby
Club of Teague, and Mrs. Garth
is correspondent-secretary of the
Democratic Good' GovernmMt
League of Freestone Connty,
hence, the people may see that
noitber of os are afraid to show
where we staad.
Your vote will be highly ap-
preciated. D. T. Garth,
Candidate for Stale Senator.
Tc the women voters of the sixth
In a recent letter published
by Judge Hardy, my opponent.
In the Corsicana Son, he seeks
to win the votes of the women
by claiming that be favors wo-
man suffrage by state enact-
ment. This is the same arge-
nt that the anti-prohibitionist
has used against national prohi-
bition. In fact, tbe opposition
to woman suffrage has been fos-
tered by the liquor interests.
They have opposed woman suf-
frage, because they knew that
to give women suffrage meant
tbe end of the saloon.
When prohibition was to be
on in tbe county tbe antis bave
been opposed to it, stating that
it ought to be adopted by tbe
entire state. When prohibition
is to be voted on by tbe state,
they oppose it on the ground
that they believe in local self
government and it ought to be
adopted by the counties. When
it comes to national prohibition
they seek i-efnge in the doctrine
of states rights. Judge Hardy
has always been an anti-prohi
bitionist and he bas always op-
posed woman suffrage. The
women in Texas now have the
right to vote in primary elec
tions, and even Jim Ferguson,
who is endorsing Hardy, is
claiming to favor woman suf-
frage. Judge Hardy’s claim that
his position on this question is
the same as that of Woodrow
Wilson is untrue, because Presi
dent Wilson has recently urged
congress to submit the amend-
ment providing for national
Despite whatever claims may
be made the records show that
every time Judge Hardy has bad
an opportunity to voteon woman
suffrage he has voted against it,
and his record on prohibition is
tbe same. Every time I have
had an opportunity to vote on
woman suffrage I have voted for
it, and every time I have an
opportunity to vote on probibi
tion I have voted for it.
The different women organiza
tions of the country stand for
national prohibition because they
are not willing for tbe mmions
of vice and the liquor interests
to continue to Sourish in our
country pending the slow noeth
od of adopting woman suffrage
Let not the good women of our
country be deceived, but let them
support the man who has sup-
ported them, and who stands
for the granting of the rights of
full fellowship both in state and
E. A. Dechjcrd, Jr.
On Wednesday of last week
tbe executive committee of tbe
Hast Ntsrisa Neetisg
One of the most ref-esbing
meetings of theHome Missionary
Sons of the Confederate Reunion I Society of the spring-summer
met at Mexia and canvassed the season was held Monday after-
situation with some of the old ‘ noon at the home of Mrs. Osca-
Confederates, in whose honor Springfield,'iving just the prop-
State Senator W. A. Johnson
of Hall county, candidate for
lieutenant-governor, was in town
Friday meeting our people. He
has printed on his card this in-
formation : “Author of fi rst res-
olution to investigate Governor
Ferguson." Seems to be proud
of it, doesn't he? When Brutus
killed Caesar his remorse was
so great that be killed himself.
But not so Johnson !
Miss Myrtie Wiafield bas
gone to Kosse to spend a three
weeks’ vacation. ’
A letter bas been received
by Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Wilson
from iheir son. Guy, saying that
he hag arrived safety in France,
and that tbe Dearer be got to tbe
Hons, the more anxious be was
to fight them.
Miss Nona Pearl Lewis left
Monday evening for Marlow,
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Allison and
children of Corsicana spent Sat-
urday nigbt and Sunday here,
tbe guests of M r. and M rs. J. 8.
Alvfth Kilpatrick sad Mr. Tay-
lor of A. * M. College came in
Saturday and left Sunday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Rorfer Preston
of Teague were visiting friends
here Saturday afternoon.
the reonion is always held. The
concision reached was that,
this year, owing to the economic
conditions growing out of the
war, no formal reunion sbon.d
be held hero this year, but that
on Wednesday, July*24, a picnic
be held in honor of the old Con-
federates, at tbe camp grounds,
on Jack’s Crock. Tbe public
generally is invited to come and
enjoy themselves; each fami’y is
expected to bring a lunch basket
weJ filled, for a common table,
to which a:l old Confederates
will be invited, free.
The quartermaster. Mr. E. A.
Anen of Groesbeck, will be in
charge of tbe grounds, from tbe
23 to tbe 26 inclusive, and any
persons who desire to do so may
camp on the grounds, according
to his direction.
The pavilion has been turned
over to the Limestone County
Red Cross and they will bave
entertainments and an exhibit Musette 8pringfield.
from each of the blanches of
There will be a meeting of the
Sons of the Confederacy on the
24th, on the grounds, upon the
call of the commandant.
D. Oliver, Commandant.
W. 8. Red, Adjutant.
HEADQUARTERS JOE JOHNSON
CAMP NO. 94, U. C. V.
General Orders No. 45.
I. The Commander of Joe
Johnston Camp* No. 94 hereby
officially informs tbe members
of the Camp that the Sons of
Confederate Veterans, instead
of having a re union, have con-
cluded, on account of the pecu-
liar state of the times, to hold a
general picnic on Wednesday,
July 24th, 1918.
II. On aftcount of the above
statement, the members of the
Camp are requested to meet on
that day for the purpose of elec-
ting officers for the ensuing year
and for ti-ansacting any other
business that may be necessary
for the welfare of the Camp.
By order of
C. L Watson,'Commander
Official—H. W. Williams, Adj.
Mayor Henderson Weds Miss Jonoo
An interesting wedding, cele-
brated in Dallas Tuesday night,
July 9th, united In marriage
Miss Peresis Jones, daughter of
Rev. and Mrs. A. W. Jones, of
Lone Oak, to Mayor A. R. Hen-
derson of Groesbeck.
The marriage was a quiet
event, with Rev. L. B. Hawkins,
Pastor of the Oak Cliff Christian
The b'-ide is a sister of Miss
Erin Jones, who made her home
in our city the past year. Mrs.
Henderson is a woman of pleas-
ing personality and charm and
will be quite an addition to the
social life of our city.
Mr. Henderson was born and
reared here, and is now mayor
of our city for his third consec-
utive term. He is one of our
most prominent citizens and
takes an active interest in every
enterprise tending to build up
our city. ,
After a short wedding trip
they wiil return to Groesbeck to
make their future home.
The Journal joins their many
Meads in extending them a most
cordial welcome. — Groesbecl.
Mrs. Gladys McLelland has
left for Ft. Worth to take up Y.
W. C. A.
Mr. W. R. Holton and family
spent Thursday in Mexia. Miss
Essie Holton, Mr. Holton’s sister,
returned with them and is .visit-
ing relatives and friends here.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hodges and
Miss Corinn Bradley of Waco
were over Sunday viaiting Thorn-
ton relative* and friends. _
er distaoce from town to make
the motoring out there the more
This p easine home, so beauti-
ful within as to need no floral
embclishments, yet sweet scent
ed flowers gathered from the
near-by woods, formed attrac-
tive cental figures for tbe living
room, while a most handsome
bowl held a great cluster of lav-
ender wood beauties on the din-
ing table, which was overlaid
with individual lace doilies from
which a most delicious buffet
luncheon consisting of iced grape
juice and tea, supplemented with
sandwiches, followed by delicious
cake, was served at the close of
tbe business hour.
The hostess was assisted in
receiving by hc«* daughter, Mrs.
Haro'd Gray, who added pleas-
ure to the afternoon by the per-
fect rendition of several piano
numbers, as also did little Miss
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Black Bros'. Drug Store
The guests for the afternoon,
including the members, were
Mesdames Lewailen of Buda,
Taylor of Waco. Simmong of
Houston, and Mesdames Me-
Craveyf Williams, McLelland,
Wal'ing, McLelland, Sherrod,
Brown, Rader, Cook, Martin
If yon fee1 “b'ue,” “no ac-
count,’’ »azy, you need a good
cleaning out. Herbixe is the
right thing for that purpose.
It stimulates the live/, tones up
the stomach and purifies the
bowels. Price 60 cents. Sold
by Black Brothers.
Mrs. Annie Mae (Terry) Ma-
lone left Sunday for San Anto-
Lieut. DeWitt of Groesbeck
was here Saturday soliciting
funds for the maintenance of the
cavalry company stationed at
Groesbeck. It is understood
that he was very successful.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Winn of
Marquez visfced J. Sherrod Sun-
Mr. Thomas Vinson, former’y
of this place, but of late years
living in West Texas, first at
Sweetwater, dow at Canyan
City, came in last week to visit
old Thornton friends, and is the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. C. H.
Fox, and others.
Mrs. B. L. Blankenship and
baby are visiting relatives at
Miss Elizabeth Sobo! received
a letter from her brother (who
was with the Camp Bowie boys)
Tuesday, stating that they had
reached Philadelphia and were
still traveling eastward.
Mrs. Coleman Kendrick visit-
ed la Wortham last Saturday.
Capt. T. H. Ha.ves of Cleve-
land, Texas, formerly of Groes-
beck, s came down Tuesday to
attend the funeral of the late
Geo. T. Brown, and while here
paid this office an appreciated
Miss Evelyn Boothe of Ennis
has been visiting Miss Fern Wil-
Weaver Baruett was in town
Tuesday en route to Oietba to
see his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. W. Barnett. Mr. and Mrs.
J. E. Barnett went on from
here with him.
Vasaa North paid Dallas a
business visit Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Z. Monaghan
of Kosse are visiting Mr. and
Mrs. R. 8. McCravey.
Virgil P. Gardner of Houston,
oldest son of Capt. and Mrs. A.
E. Gardner, came in Friday
morning, and ie spending the
I have ju6t learned that it has
been reported that I bave given
my cbi’dren away. That report
is absolutely false. I bave never
entertained a thought like that.
They are with me,and it was for
means of sapporting them that
I entered the race for county
treasurer. I have seven children
and have no way of supporting
them. I will appreciate your
vote and influence.
Mrs. Bessie Wilson Campbell.
nets bee aa’
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TMmmii* a Mwl •• i
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Cart Baldwin spent Tuesday
and Wednesdav in Austin.
V. G. Gardner of Houston was
here Sunday and Monday, the
guest of his parents, Capt. and
Mrs. A. E. Gardner.
Mr. McKinney of Mexia passed
through here Friday afternoon
en route to Kosse.
Luther North came up from
Calvert yesterday morning to
see his mother, Mrs N B North.
Mrs. Minnie Rasco and son,
Gorland, of Groesbeck are visit-
ing Mrs. P. O. Shelton this week.
R. S. McCravey and Miss Le-
ts Mae McCravey spent Sunday
in Kosse with Mrs. R. Z. Mona-
Miss Maysie Martin of Beau-
mont was the guest of her cousin,
Mrs. E. L. Moss, Sunday aud
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Taylor
of Waco bave been visiting their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Mc-
Mrs. Arline Walker and chil-
dren of Smith ville are here visit-
ing in the home of Mr. and Mis.
Miss BillyeOdom has returned
to her home in Mexia, after a
visit of several days to friends
H. Rosner of Austin was in
town Monday evening. Mr.
Rosner is the friend of Miss
Judge Wm. Pierson of GVeen-
vihe, candidate for judge of the
court of criminal appeals, was
in town Friary.
Mrs. W. H. Lewailen, Miss
Grace Lewailen, and R. J. Lew-
alien of Buda are visiting friends
and relatives here.
Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Brown
and children of Groesbeck were
guests of Mrs. J. W. Rawls on
Wednesday of last week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. McIntosh
and childreu of Calvert visited
their sister, Mrs. J. W. Rawls,
Wednesday of last week.
John Barnhart bas been driv-
ing the mail toOletha since July
1st, Will Stutts retiring from
the mail carrying business.
J. B. Winn of Mexia, Walter
Sherrod, George Barnett and
Miss Jim Sad’er of Oletha, and
Walter Eugene Seale of this
place spent Sunday in Galveston.
Bro. and Mrs. W. H. White
and Mrs. A. P. Ellis went to
Sbernoan Friday to visit Bro.
White's father and Mrs. G. W.
Senator Decked te Speak Here.
State 8enator E. A. Decherd,
candidate for Congress, will ad-
d ess tbe people of Thornton and
vicinity In the iatereet of bis
candidacy, Saturday evening,
July 20, at 8:46. All are invited
to hear him, ladies esnoclx'lv
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Southern Pacific Liner
TEXAS AND LOUISIANA
Areendeavoring to assist the gov-
ern men t in ovary possible way
TO WIN THE WAR
Tbe management wishes to make
the service meet the demands of
the public. To that end it offers
the co-operation of its several
departments. The* new rates,
freight and passenger, wii* very
likely create opportunity for
such co operation and tbe officials
of tbe traffic department, at al)
points, will gladly render every
assistance possible covering tbe
application or interpretation of
these rates that patrons be sub-
jected to a minimum degree of
delay or inconvenience in the
handling or routing of business
over these lines or connections.
ORAN M. WROE
GROESBECK. - TEXAS /
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