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CAN ON
CITY
(THE STAY Ell.)
IF YOU ARE A PANHANDLER, HELP THE NEWS "PANHANDLE" FOR THE PANHANDLE OF TEXAS.
VOL VII.
CANYON CITY, TEXAS, FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 1903.
NO. 7.
THE DEPARTMENT STORE.
The News had a chance to ad
vertise one but refused, reserv
ing our space for home institu
tions. The big department
stores of Chicago and other
cities, have very heavy expen
ses to meet and not the least
among the items is thejmoney
spent in advertising alone, sev
eral of the big ones paying out
hundreds of thousands of dol
lars, ir. this' way. Relying al
most wholly upou advertising,
the business of these stores has
grown until there is hardly a
town or hamlet in Texas, but
what can number among its cit
izens customers of some Chica
go or New York house. They
are even now a serious menace
to thecouutry merchant and
will remain so until the coun
try dealer gets onto and adopts
to some extent the modus
operandi of the catalogue con
cerns. These big houses describe
their wares in seductive lan
guage, giving prices and keep
everlastingly at it, using barrels
of printers ink, if need be to do
it, thus attracting the very class
of customers the country dealer
most needs -those who pay-
cash.
mi.:.. :. ..,.4. .. t ..11..,,. ; I- 'wtiill
i Ills IS ,1101 tl L ail 'an 1 t miuuiu
be for the home merchant hav
ing none of the heavy expenses
of the'catalogue houses to meet,
buying in many cases from the
same sources, can sell, and no
doubt willi sell he iniyht to
just as cheap as they do.
Speaking from observation and
experience we know, that in
most instances, this is true.
Advertising generally, is well
enough in its way; but it is
a truthful description of goods
and the giving of proper prices
that get nearest to a wished-ior-customers
pocket book.
Since writing the above our
attention has been called to the
half page advertisement of a
Hereford business house, which,
after givingjrices says:
"All we ask is a careful look
through our stock and we will
meet any legitimate competition
-even down to Montgomery
Ward Co."
We feel sure they can do it
and then make money and so
can the business men of this
town.
Stringfellow & Hume have
closed out their business in this
town, selling part of the goods
to Donahoo-Ware Hardware Co.
and shipping the balance to
their Lubbock house. We still
have two hardware houses in
this city. Plainview Herald.
THE PASSING OF THE PRET
TY MAN.
An A?j?rav;itinj; Cough-
A customer ot ours who had
been suffering from a severe
cough for six months.boughttwo
bottles of Chamberlain's Cough
Kemedy from us and was entire
ly cured by one aud a half bottles
uf it. It gives satisfaction
with our trade.- TIaynes Parker
& Co., Liueville.Ala. For sale
by Thompson Drug Co.
(I'.y Kdith Sessions Timmr. in
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tiL. X.l.ltllM 1 IIM. IM-rsjlil ll.ll. I
The pretty man is no longer
the mode. The plain, even ugly,
man is com me il faut. If you,
sir, have a nose outrageously
long or a mouth as deep and as
wide as a church door, never
despair. Some charming wo
man will murmur of you: "He is
so adorably uyly.
Many of the famous gallants
of history were hopelessly ugly
Montaigne, Dean Swift, Aaron
Burr. Bothwell none was hand
some. Henry VIII, the most
illustrious lady -killer of the
world, was a big, fat man with
gross face and revolting eyes.
Every one who has read Hugo's
"L'Homme Quit Hit" will recall
the mad infatuation of the ex
quisite duchess for the mounte
bank who laughed with that ap
palling, eternal, blood curdling
grin.
I know a man with a wooden
leg, a nose like a tombstone and
eyes the exact shade and ex
pression of nice ripe gooseber
ries. But every woman who
talks with him turns away say
ing- "Isn't he the most fasci
nating thing."
A pretty man is very tiresome.
He is inordinately conceited and
self-satislied. He expects all
women to burn incense before
him.
Do you fancy that sort of
thing pleases the modern girl,
who expects the sun to stand
still at her bidding? She is so
strong and self-poised herself, I
it 11111 t be a very strong man j
who compels her admiration. !
Strength and ugliness are like
ly to be joined in a man. The
pretty m.ui is, as a rule, weak
and vaciiliating. j
Then, too, the modern woman
realizes the value of contrast.
She knows her beauty is best
enhanced when set off by the
foil of ugliness. She under
stands she is never so radiant as
when attended by an ugly cava
lier. She loves to hear the mur
mur of "Beauty and the Beast"
that follows her entrance into a
crowded ballroom,- escorted by
a man with a face as hard as a
spur of the Rocky mountains.
The Gibson man, with his
bull dog jaw and wooden Indian
tace, was the pioneer of the
ugly-man craze. Then Cyrano
de Bergerac came along with
his nose like a clothespiu, and
the day of the pretty man was
over.
Beauty is woman's preroga
tive. When we see a beautiful
man we resent his existence.
What right has a man to a com
plexion of peaches and cream,
I'd like to know? The impu
dence of him!
Hear what a famous belle says
on this subject: "I have had
love made to me by many men
tall men, short men, blonde men,
dark men, delicate men, big,
strong men. But never did I
realize the possibilities of love
making until I met a certain
frightfully ugly chap. His face
was dark and bore traces of
smallpox and ravages of life.
His eyes were ordinarily cold
and insolent. His features were
large and without the slightest
pretense to Greek lines. But
he was terribly in earnest aud
he possessed a heavenly voice.
"The handsome fellows who
have made love to me have
usually been preoccupied with
their own attractions and their
effect upon me. In the midst of
a declamation I have seen them
adjust a tie or steal a glance at
the mirror.
"Not so my ugly man. He
had no thought but me. I was
the world, the universe, heaven
to him. He realized his lack of
physical charm and mingled
with his deadly enthus.asm over
me was a proud humility, inti
nitely touching and fascinating.
He never bored me. He was
always a man strong, earnest,
tender, terrible. He won me.
I love him."
There, gentlemen, you see for
yourselves. What the modern
woman wants for a husband is
a man not a peacock.
FOR SALE.
Some good milch cows, 2001
head of stock cattle, 5 registered
Durham bulls, (i grade bulls,
cheap. Will sell for cash or on
time, with good note. Also
have some houses to rent at re
duced rates. If you want to
rent a house see me.
(i. C. Long.
C PRICES THATTALK?
PWe have in our special cash
DcllC Ul (DliJLKJlHiD clUUUl 1UKJ
pairs of Ladies', Misses' jj
and Children's shoes, also
some very low prices in k
Gentlemen's BOOTS and 2
SHOES. V
i
Our Ladies' $1.50 Slipper now $1.00.
Our Misses' $1.00 Slipper now .75 J
Our Misses' 75c Slipper now .60 Y
Come and let us show you the nicest line of
s Spring Hats in Canyon. While our sales
have been beyond our expectation our line y
y is still complete. Our stock of dry goods
j and Groceries will bear close inspection.
t CANYON MER. COMPANY J
Scccict vAnnual Commencement
OF THE
The Editor Can't Fish.
While all nature is smiling in
its new spring dress of verdant
green and life in the lazy April
days becomes irksome indoors,
most all classes of trade can
gratify the desire of getting out
and can add to it the spice and
attraction by taking their rod
and reel and spending a few
hours in the pleasant task of
"going fishing" on some .of our
near by streams. But the edi
tor, instead of being allowed
the blessed privilege, must pore
over his manuscript, and only
takes time to bum the follow-
Fishes in the brook.
Minnows on tin liook;
I'acon n'ooil to cook,
Can't wi Just take a look
At the happy lisliernian'.'
We've yot no time to lish.
We've only time to wish
For a, taste of his jjood dish.
And to hear his line sny "swish"
When his cork a. bobbin' rocs.
Oh, haiiy fisherman:
Just take your fry In' pan,
And ininnors and worm can,
And trudge across the land
To a rippling water'H edtce.
We've wot to write and sweat,
We'd like to you bet!
And on the bank to set
With boobs and breeches wet.
Hut you are the only lucky doj;!
Qanijon Qittj JJiyh School,
cMdhdit Church, Monday fiveniny, 9)Tay 'l, 1903.
J'l S:J0 6'chch.
Commencement Sermon,
BY REV. J. E. STEPHENS,
C. 1. Church, Sabbath .Morning, .May it, 100.1,
At 11 O'clock.
lproflram.
This office has a 4x5 Cyclone
Camera, tripod and general out
tit just the thing to take pic
tures of stock, to exchange for
a wheel.
Vendor' Lien and other notes kept
In stock.
is oi-ation Kev. .1. I). Jlallard.
Mali: Qua ktkttk, "Onward and I'pward."
Day Dukamh," . . La, Hose Christiana Irattoii.
"UXWIUTTION HKXJUAI'IIIKS," . LeonaA. Lou;;.
J'l A NO SOLO, "Marcbe de Tambours,"
Mrs. M. J. Oveiliuls.
"The Value of Time," . . . Deem H. Mc inc.
"School Life The Foundation of After Life,"
Mlna lielle Shotwell.
MI'SIC StrliiK Hand.
"Tmc Skckiit of Snvicss." . Mary Lou Wansley.
"Ai.i, Aim: Akc uitkcts oi'- Fati:," . Tom Frank Wilson.
Italian Ciiom s Ilih School.
"What An A.mkhkmn (iriu. Can Do" Amj Vai.eiiiotouy,
Emma Columbia Jledfcaru.
Clash IIihtoky And I'Koeiiwv.
Piano Solo, "Second Mazurka," . Miss Pearl (iilliam.
CoNKioitiii.Ni; Diplomas, ... A. F.nisherger.
Clash So.no Class.
Hkniodhtio.n.
L.l III IKK ClIlilHTlANA IJhatton.
ic.m.ma coh.'.mhia ilkiifkakn.
Licona Aliilktink Long.
Mina 1!i;i.li: Shotwlll.
Maiiy Lou Wa.nslly.
Tom Fuank Wilson.
Di:i:.m H. Mi-Oik.
Clash Colons: I'ink ani Wiuti:
Clash Motto: Diuhentia Omnia Vlncit.
HomteiMon.
ADULTS
Children
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