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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Willis Progress — 10 September 1908
JJaKT A X>X>lSCN f: 7,, /tyh3 A sOUJ u k All Work toaiM VOL. ii. ,_v@57°if-vii 5! 533 lUDG^ M'<'ALL'S REPLY TO •' ' *jyi)GSK NUGENT. :;o the taxpayers and citizens of- montgom- ery county: ' The Conroe Courier ui' August ^7th contains an article, "Judge, Nugent replies to the Commis- sioners' Court', Offers to Trade Property with Judge'Mc.Cail anil Mr. Morri^i and a $L000 Differ- ence." Being- a member of said oour\, •Ahose official action is indirectly assailed l'or the second time from ; radically the same source, and for the further reason that said ^114^, I^QlfTQQMERY COUNTY, TEXAS, SEPTEMBER iq} 1908. article is an attack upon the writer ^s County Judge, as well as upon him as citize^ and tax- payer of Montg#mevy. Cgpnty hi that htji had failed "Ty render un- to Caesar the things that are Caesar's,'^ and the further fact that said article is sti full of mis- statements of the true facts in the case that one would naturally expect a reply thereto, vo the end' that the f...
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Willis Progress — 10 September 1908
V\ • vv'i <"« J~s 7 I > V- THE PROGRESS LeSUEUIt & DANIEL.... WILLIS, : : : : : TEXAS Our Big Export Trado. Analysis of the returns of foreign trade of the United States during the last fiscal year reveals some interest- ing features. Among other things it la seen that there was a large lucreaae in exports of manufactured American goods, a most desirable tendency, which has been pronounced for years. Thus sales abroad of ag- ricultural Implements were $24,300,- 000, against (16,000,000 in 1900; car- riages, cars and other vehicles, $22,- 000.000, against $9,000,000; chemicals, drugs, dyes and medlclneB, $20,800,000, against $12,000,000; manufacture of iron and steel, $184,00,000, against $122,000,000; leather and manufac- tures of, $40,700,000, against $27,300,- 000, and so on. The average total export of manufactures ready for con- sumption was, for a five-year term, .... $329,000,000 for the period ended with " 1900 and $480,000,000 for that ended with 1907, and in 1908 ...
Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Willis Progress — 10 September 1908
JONES FELL 500 FEET. 'Ot- w 0 ) HORRIBLE SPECTACLE VIEWED BY 25,000 PEOPLE. WIFE AND CHILD WITNESSES. Hit Dirigible Balloon Boomerang Caught Fire—Gaa Bag Completely Destroyed. V'aterville, Me.—In full view of 25,- 000 horrified spectators, assembled on the Central Maine fair grounds here late Tuesday, Charles Oliver Jones, the well-known aeronaut of Hammonds- port, N. Y., fell a distance of 500 feet to his death. Among the witnesses of the frightful plunge were Mrs. Jones and child, and they were almost the first to reach the side of the dying man. The aeronaut died an hour and a half after the accident. Jones had t>een in the fair grounds with his dirig- ible balloon Boomerang, known as a Stroebel airship, since Monday. Wed- nesday he arranged to make a flight between 3 and 4 o'clock. High wind postponed* it. At 4 o'clock conditions had modified and he gave the word to have the machine released. When the aeronaut reached a height of more than five hundred feet the spectators wer...
Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Willis Progress — 10 September 1908
TlSet. The /ojlowing candidates for *tate, djstrict and county offices •era nominated at tbe primary on Saturday, July 21; ; NATIONAL TICKET, idem—W. J Br van. President—J. W. Ktrn. OTAT® OKFICEHH. ernor—T. M. Campbell. i. Go*.—A. B. Davidson may General—B. V. David- son. Onmptroller ^J. W. Stephen®. ■Qouipiapiooer pf General Land Of Robinson. ' r—S,«ui Sparks. ail road Commis.—O. B. Colqi it. Bopt. Public Instruction—K. B. " Cousins' Commission of Agriculture—R. T. Ifellner. Associate Justice Supreme Court— F. A. VVilliams. ' DISTRICT OFEICER8. ■Congressman —Jno. M. Moore. :3e® t©r—'McDonald Mcaobum. jQepjvteptatives—W. H. Driggers and Col. A. T. McKinney. Judge—L. B. High tower. Attorney—J L Manry. District Clerk—P. F. Onalline. cotjntt officers. .Jadpf—S. A. MeOall. •County Clerk— W. F. Griffin. M. A. Anderson. -J. W. Simon ton. r—B. E. Montgomery. -W. . Williams. reyor—L Burns >t. Public Instruction—-N. E. ' -B L Talley. llfCT OFFIOEM. r—A. W. Morris, i of the Peace—A. f. Mor...
Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The Willis Progress — 10 September 1908
willis progress. Subscription Per YjiAB, Payable ii( A uyAucfl, " H. LeSuevr. M. P, Daniel LESUEUR «%,DAtyIEL, Editors and Proprietoro, . Published every Thursday at Willis, ' Montgomery County, Texaf, Entered as BPcondctasa mail maz- ier July B, 19,07, at the postoffloe at Willis, Tnjyis, under the Act of C'cj^- gress of March 3, ' THURSDAY. §EPT. io. 190&. ?— T,'Xis land* can raise big ears of o. >rn, or big any thing else, if the iVruiwr keep$UvevXi' Bnpi*lt© 1 wiih t^he necesaayy c.ofisjlit^piii^ ¥,t>" (jail then the si\[>eu< r capa. ity of our lands are ttiio^u, vy.hen takei, in comparison witfy. olhff states. 0ood seqiJ, Strang land, seaijonable \yeatber and good culiural methods vy.ill bring surprising rf- ^ulta. Continue^ from 1st page; ' ind. Dist.).,;:;:.40.fi till Sept. 1st, 1908, t^x due fqr 1907, What sort of school could and would you have h^d '!■ How would you have paid your teach- ers? Hoy many pupils would have been deprived of their Just amount of s...
Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The Willis Progress — 10 September 1908
NAME OF "FIGHTING BOB" PLACED ON RETIRED LIST. Picturesque and Spectacular Figure Removed from Public Life by Act—Saw Variety of Service Ouring H'« Career. Washington.—Rear-Admiral Robleyj D. Kvana, after a lifetime of service under the Stars and Stripes, has re- tired on reaching the age limit. Al- though he has been inactive for sev- eral inontha on account of ill health he lias merely been on leave of absence frow the Atlantic battleship fleet •rhJch was lately under his command.! i The official passing of "Fighting Rob" Kvans removes one of the most: ■picturesque and spectacular figures of j American public life. He practically closed his official career on May 7 last when he participated personally In an imposing parade of soldiers and sailors at San Francisco. The admiral has been in ill health for some time aud found it expedient to reside In the healthful solitudes surrounding Lake Mohonk, Admiral Evans has seen service of almost every variety in the marine fighting world. I...
Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — The Willis Progress — 10 September 1908
A TEXAS CLERGYMAN Speaks Out fop the Benefit of Suffering j Thousands. Rev. G. M. Gray, Baptist Clergyman, j ol Whitesboro, Tex., says: "Four years'| ago I suffered mis- ery with lumbago. Every movement was one of pain. Doan's Kidney Pills removed the whole difficulty after only a short time. Al- though I do not like to have my name used publicly, I make an exception in this case, so that other Bufferers from kidney trou- ble may profit by my experience." Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. AND SHK LEFT HIM GUESSING. Woman's Directions of Little Help to Traveling Lawyer. A New "Vork lawyer was called re- cently to a hamlet in Berks county, Pennsylvania, in the Interest of a large coal corporation, and now he is telling this story on himself: He was driving along a country road and feared he might have lost his bearings. The village he wanted to reach seemed elusive, so he halted in front of a farmhouse to make in- quiries. "Madam," he called out t...
Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — The Willis Progress — 10 September 1908
u '1 u.. IL- !.. I . .. _ l. j"!1!.. M'wwnpirinMf.i'i*"""*"**""*"" £ Personals and Locals. &■ ■«■■■■ ■■■■■■■■■ FOK SAI.lv Triumph f-eed potatoes fir fall planting $0c per bushel f o. b. Willis. E. 1). Gooden for chUdrini taft, wr«. JVq opiatttt Sold by Willie Drug Stoie. Capt. S N. Beard was in Hun's Villt-. on business Saturday. WllliN i'RIFLBS BKCOM e. i KOUBLES. If any person ^aspects I hat their kidneys are deranged they ■vlj'iu d take F >lej frt Kidney B- ni 1 dy at 01 ct! and not risk having feright's disease or diabetes De- lay fives the disease a stroi ger ?o( tho'd and you should n it ri lay diking Fobj'rt lvidney Remedy. Willis Drug stJim- DENTAL NOTICE. I wjll bo in U tills for h limited number of days, but will remain long enough to complete any den tftl work which may be brought 10 two within the next few weeks. A B. Stkozier, D. D. S DeWitt's Kidney and Bladder Pills a e for woak back, backache, rheumatic pains, inflain alion ol the bladde. and ofh r annoyaiices...