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Pabihihed Every ?a-:,v and Friday
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Edi r' : .
Next T a ;:iP. to a '
time hono cu this country
has be-n de ~' :.a3 t '.' the Pre' id ;It
of the Unit l Star.,s -),I °P: every Ofv
ernor a; a .:y of a- era, thanksgi in2
The day w ~ll re bset ived th~uughi
out the ia io; in ever: ci y, town, vi!
lage and h :n!et. All ;Paple reg lrd!es
of political tlath or reiius cretd are
asked to join in a general observed of
This idea is worthy. The nation has
much for which an expressiou of gUrati
tude may be expressed, both with res.
pect to our internal weifare and also
with respect to our relations with the
other nations of the earth.
Our own partiulcar section has enjoy
ed a year of unnsu ll plenty and the day
for the observance of thanksgiving
should cad for a ready response fronm
There will a general thanksRivin,
service held at the Methodist Church
to which every body in the community
is invited The Program appears in
another column of the issue of the
DON'T FORGET YOUR POLL TAX
It is not too early to call attention
to the matter of paying your poll tax.
Under the law a man delinquent in
paying his poll tax is disfranchised for
the two years following the year in
which he becomes delinquent. Further
more under the law all p',il taxas not
paid on or before December 314t be.
comes delinquent. Therefore every
man who neglects his pll tax until
after this date will be debarred from
participating in any election for the
next two years
Before the next two years shall have
passed the presidential election, ge"er.
al State and parish elections will have
It is therefore important that voters
watch after this matter this year.
When in t'(wn don't mis, the
special chicken dinner o,n Wednes
days yr.nd Satur !ayv at the Busy
The Open Saloon.
NWe are reproducing hereunder an
es av of very striking merit written
so- tFunt ago by Mr. Allan Wicket who
is an4-phw of Mrs. E.M.Clark of Welsh.
W2 le atten by a school boy the ar
:t .,t ;t clear and well expressea.
We " t. Pid to reproduce this essay at
tii hi .e ~vr,en the qaestion of theopen
, iprominent before the people.
A :h K. w:len it was first discovered
abou -ev.,n hundred years ago, was
s : p )-ed to be the e;xir of life, but
i .., ce pioved itself to be thh "water
a dea t.h."
I'Thl triiest discoverer is supposed to
h · an Arab., Albucasis ty name.
H !. : ,.:Ied it rom wine. ne of the
t v ,:ik< umtaining this curse,
Sic., .. led countless men to perdi
:t i, an establi.hed fact Ihat alcohol.
all . ai, drlnks containmng it, are harm
fto t. t the human race: history proves
i; Ces itr alluded to it as a de',asing
and 9!iiu1ralizing force; scientists and
pi;, -icians have proved it, no reference
i- nee::ed ta s~iow this, as all text books
milgazlnes, lectures, and sermons
heard from professors or lecturers
help to prove that alcohol is harmful
Then why should we have in our
midst, this center which makes it a
business to supply the deadly liquid,
that it may the more easily destroy us?
Many persons who actually subscribe
to this belief, that alcoho ic drinks are
hariuful, have yet been found advocat
ing the licensed saloon. Some bring
forward arguments for the saloon,
these we will endeavor to disprove.
,,thers give no arguments supporting
their opinion. The majority of the ar.
guments are selfish ones, although
some are weakiy constructed with the
object of making them seem to be for
the general welfare.
A prominent argument is that sa
loons make the town more popular and
bring added business to the merchants.
What merchant prefers to give gro
ceries on credit, when the cash is going
into the hands of the saloonkeeper?
'hy should additional drunkenness
cause a town or community to become
more prosperous? As far as the amount
of business of a town refusing to
license a saloon might indeed be re
moved. Nevertheless, the citizens who
are not slaves to the drink habit would
be more willing to patronize the mer
chants, and it is well known that they
are by far the more prosperous of (the
two classes of people. If state prohibi
tion is accomplished, as is altogether
likely, all classes of people will be ob.
liged to patronize the merchants in
their own town, for all towns will con
tain no saloons. The surest way to
accomplish state prohibition is to begin
with the town. Besides the towns
whi h are examples of dlean living,
prosperity, and uprighteousness are
those having no saloons. People who
withdraw their support because a town
refuses to li,-ense a saloon, aid in bene
fitting its moral tone. U
Another argument is that unl c-nsed
liquor would be sold in this town i; it
contained no licensed saloon. Thi. is
impossible if honest and capable of- Ii
ficials are employed. Too often cor
rupt o!flcers are employed. Th' may;
be preve.ited only by caution on, t:e
part of the voters., It is every citten's
duty to acquaint himseli with the .
record of each candidate.
It i, alto ether prohýable that l quor A
would nte ordered from the brex eriets,
but only the hardened drunkards, who S
are po, se-sed by the deadly ap:-et:te, 'A
would order it. We cannot save them,
but let us save those whon we can; the L
voun.rH : enerxiaon.
M..uy a young man who does not t.,ke
i::to, c niideration the incaiui::',lle'
h.urm: done t, him mentally, phy i.:ally
nind spir!tually. by alcohol, drinks not
because of any especial liking fcr liquor
but for the sake ot fellowship. This
little frieadly drink does not seem harm
ful at the time. but the Demon Alcohol
work' silenlly and stealhily, and at the
very time they are enjoying themselves
over the friendly glass they are giving
themnsel;es up, mind. body and soul:"
into the hands of that which will drag
them down to a most miserable end.
Young men could not be thus beguiled
if no saloon existed in their town. t
In places where a saloon exists, more t
and more men gradually acquire the
taste for alcohol. A larger percentage I
of the population drink. The habit
formed is no longer thought of serious
ly. and slowly but surely the moral 2
level of a town to which there is a
saloon, sinks lower and many a vice
sprouts in its foul atmosphere. Shall
we allow and even aid our town to sink
to this degraded position?
To persons who object to paying tax.
es, the license money pleads very
strongly for the licensed saloon. How
ever, to patriotic citizens who are in
sympathy with the government, the
very fact that a saloon must be li
censed, proves that it is a detriment to
the moral advancement of a town.
Where do you stand? Do you prefer
to ally yourself with those who are
against taxpaying and prefer to get
money for public use by licensing sa.
loons. or do you prefer to pay. Iperhaps
a slightly larger tax, and keep out the
evil influence which a saloon inevitably
There are two other phases of the
question of taxpaying to be considered.
First, that on account of the sa!oon the
amount of money spent annually for
liquor greatly exceeds the amount
spent for taxes, so that on the whole
the license does not cause much of a de
crease in expenditure. The second
phase is that the number lof inmates of
the insane asylum and poor house in
t creaseslin proportion to the number of
drunkards: the taxes also increases in
proportion to the number of these un
fortune persons who must be sup.
ported. By considering everything
connected with this we now find that
I when we license a saloon we sully our
honor while we do not decrease our
The business of the saloon is an evil i
one. It is a center around which many
vices cluster, and in licensing a saloon
we make a compromise with sinm.
It is the opinion of some that good
can be derived from the license money.
but it is an established fact that good
cannot come from evil. We should not
sacrfice the eternal happiness of the
Igrowing generation for the few fifty
dollars we gain ithrough the license
It is God,s law that the son shall in
herit the father's inlfirmities, as well as
his good qualities; therefore, he must
inherit the dangerous appetite tor
liquor, which will under the tempta
tion of the saloon, soon lead him into
the paths of drunkenness, from which
men rarely turn. Does this not show
the mistake of having a licensed sa
IgnoPrace is also a reason why a
licensed saloon is an evil influence in a
town. Many a man drinks when he
Sdoes not know it is destroying his
faculties. Whenever he is cold he goes
into the saloon and takes a drink, think
ing to trick nature into Iwarming him,
Nature, if left to herself, would con
ssrve his warmth for an emergency.
Perinaps he hb.s hot yet acquired the
appetite for liquor, but when the sa
loon holds it within, easy reach lof him,
so that he may partake of it daily it he
chooses, he will soon be under its power
and will, with the aid of the saloon, un
wittingly destrov himself.
Alcohol and intoxicating liquors were
formerly considered as healthful stim
lants and were used habitually as
cares for all sorts, ofallments, su ch as
rheumatism. colds, or even snakebites.
However, if alcohol is to be used for
medicine, it should be by a physician'g
prescription. The saloon fs not at all
necessary as a means of obtaining It.
Since it has been proved that -thei
saloon is a detriment to moral advance
ment, that its license does not lower
taxes that it is a temptation to young
boys and ignorant men, that unlicensed
liquor would not be'sold, that the num
her of prosperous patrons would not
decrease, that it is not necessary as a
means of obtaining alcohol for medi
cine and that the best towns are those
which do not have saloons, it is shown
plainly that the saloon is a curse,
rather than a benefit, and should thare
fore be refused a license.
Union Thanksgiving Service at the e
Methodist Church at 10 a. m. c
;,ns .......' America" by c,-ngreation \
Invoc; tion......R....ev. E. . Stewart -
Pro.la;ration......... .. President's
y :!r's. J. A'.: arti!2.
" ri: tu' e R-.ad n; ... ` . r. E Hur'!but
PI a. ..........."r. P. H. Coe.reau
o.g .. ..... ..... y Con~regýtion 1
Ad(l:.,<.."R'eason< for 1: akýgiinbg
;iS . Nation............ . 3, Gabbert s
S; ,n; ... .... ... .... . S . ceiai .
A.ddre-s.. H-as ns for State and Local
Tfiankcgiving...Dr. Jno. 1i. Cooper
Henedictlon ........... ev. T. E. Webb.
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The World's Record
The world's record has again bean
broken by a Tyler Commercial College
student, J, J. Ayo of Bowie, La. enter.
ed the Tyler Comercial College for a
course of shorthand on Aug. 17, 1914
and twenty-three da y s after en
tering, won the worlds record by
writing 150 words per minute, unfam
iliar matter, for five consecutive min
utes, making a grade of 100 per cent on
Why attend any other school when
you can enter the Tyler Commercial
College, complete your course and go
in a good position in half the time re
quired by any other school teaching
any other systems besides the Byrne
Simplified Shorthand and Practical
Bookkeeping. The Tyler Commercial
College owns the copyrights on there
Here is the time required by a few
of the students who completed these
courses: Mr. J. S. Drew of Monroe, La.
one month and twenty-eight days; Mr.
Olin Roberts of Terrel Texas, one
month and twenty-six days; Miss Alice
Wallace of. Winnona, Texas, in two
months and five and a half days;
Mr. J. J. Avo of Bowie, La. in twenty
three days; Mr. W. W. Beeson of Mal
vern, Ark. finished bookkeeping in two
months and eight days; Mr. Asa Boles
of Garrison, Texas, two months and
six days; Mr. E. M. Cain of Fairfield,
Texas, one month and eighteen and a
half days; Mr. B. Sherrod of Rails Tex
finished the combined course in three
months and fifteen days Miss Maidee
Thomson of Goldthwaite, Texas, in two
months and thirteen days.
This shows how quickly these young
people prepare themselves for a good
salaried position by attending the Tyler
Commercial College where they could:
get advantage of the famous Byrne
Systems. We easily save from three
to five months time on a course of
bookkeeping and shorthand. Conced
ing that we only save the average stud
ent three months time. hip salary after
completing should be at least $50 lwr
month for the three months. This
would make a saving of $150 in time
and his board at $12 per month, would
he $36. making i total saving of $166
to say nothing of the fact that a stud.
.tst of our school ge.s three months ex
perience while the student of other
school :s jut finishing hi. course and
has no experience. Our work is the
most thorough to be found in any
school in the U. S. as is shown by our
studens holding the very best positions
to ¼, n m,und in the ,
nes thruout thisy
yu WmaT fenter awith
Our work is practj
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ear,, date. Tyler
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IN IJACK SPtR \TT
= a~ WOULD EAT HO FOOD
S\ WOULD EAT O0 MORE,
Until it Was Thoroly Under
stood that it came
from Our Grocery Store
FORM Tl4 HA BIT
TRY TTHESE THEY'LPLEAS.
CRIdSCCO AND COOKING O;iL
" he Best for Making Pies and Cakes.
Celery. Apples, Oranges. Bannas, Grapes.
Phone 2U for Prompt Delivery.
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Cut out this Coupon and present it at the
. COOPER DRUG STORE
and they will exchange it for twenty-five votes
IN THE PIAN()CONTEST
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The Black Stallio
It is imiportint to sele"t the fir-per ki Il of sto*t b
in this euntr,.
THE BEST IS THE CHEAP
Small Creole mares brel to the best stallion $m
duce good serviceable stock for thi, country
the stock we buy and not cost any more to nia
the ordinary pony stock and worth threo time u `
ROCK MAIETIHO has
the qualities necessary to
the above requirements..
TEIRI1S AND PRICES RESONAB
Every one owning a mare should see
R. A. ESTES, MANAG
VWelsh Livery, Feed & SaIe__
Phone No. 200 - - -
Residence Phone No. 162
for Ladies, Children and I
RAIN COATS AND SLI
-- BEST VALUES ALWAYS AT -
ATTENTION ALL FEED U
We Are Still Selli
I Pure Rice Br
o0 $12.50 PER TON
O In Lots of 1-2 Ton or Over
OO Less quantities $i.io per sack
O $24.00 Per Ton, $2.50 Per Saci <n:i
0 quantities less than 1-2 ton
i 'ALL FRESH GOODS
SLa. State Rice Millin