PUBLISHED TWICE A. WEEK.
BELTON, TEXAS, FRIDAY APRIL 8, igio.
THE FARMERS AND
Instructions Relative to Taking the Farm
Census. Questions That Are Sure
to Be Asked Each One
The following article was published in the De iocrat of March
25th, bat by request of R. T. Estes, who is one of he enumerators
for this precinct, it is reproduced. Mr. Estes su; jests that if the
farmers will study the questions to be asked and have their ans-
wers ready it will save time when the enumerate 3 call. He also
states that all informatiqn that is given is confide n sal and that the
enumerators are not permitted to repeat it to anyone. The taking
of the census will begin next Friday, April 15.
Y preparing an accurate account chains, etc., not included/in the first thre.
Bof their fafm operations daring
the year ended Dec. 31, 1900.
and by making an inventory on
April 15, 1910, of all their farm pos-
sessions the farmers of the country
can render the census bureau and the
public at large an inestimable service
It is not to be expected that farmers
will ever keep as complete accounts as
do manufacturers and merchants. The
very nature of their occupation—the
long hours and arduous labor of the
rammer months—are a partial bar to
Ui GRAND POWERS, HEAD OF AGBICUb-
scientific bookkeeping. The fact that
a large part of his dally bread is sup-
plied from his own farm instead .of
iiased but nf ftaJBB'1
causes the fanner vo plale
an uncertain value on the products
consumed in Us bome. Nevertheless
a constantly increasing number of
farmers are keeping accurate records
of their dally receipts and expenses
and of the exact quantities of all
classes of products grown or raised.
In order that the great majority of
farmers who do net ordinarily keep
booJt records of their farm operations
may be given an opportunity to famil-
iarize themselves with the scope of
the census to be taken this year an
outline Of the schedule is here present-
ed. Every farm operator is strongly
urged to study this outline carefully
and to write down the answer to each
question as soon as the necessary in-
formation becomes available. Whe
completed the notebook should be laid
aside for reference when the enumera-
tor calls. Questions to be asked con-
cerning farm property will be these:
First.—Total value of farm, with all
buildings and Improvements.
Second.—Value of buildings.
Third.—Value of all improvements and
machinery, including tools, wagons, car-
'liases, harnesses, etc., and all appliance?
and apparatus used in farming operations
Fourth.—Number and value of domestic
animals, classified as follows:
Cattle—<a) Born before Jan. 1,13CS: Cows
and heifers kept tor milk, cows and heif-
ers not kept for milk, steers and bulls
kept for work, steers and bulls not feep'
(b) Born in 1909: Heifers, steers and
(c) Calves born in 1910.
Horses—All horses born before Jan. 1,
1309; colts born after Jan. 1, 1909: colts
born after Jan. 1, 1910.
Mules—All mules born before Jan. 1.
1908; mule colts born after Jan. 1. 1903:
mule colts born after Jan. 1, 1910.
Asses and burros, all ages.
Swine—Hogs born before Jan. 1. 1910;
pigs born after Jan. 1, 1910.
Sheep—Ewes born before Jan. 1, 1910:
rams and wethers born before Jan. 1.
1910; lambs born after Jan. 1. 1910.
Goats and kids, all ages.
Fifth.—Number and value of poultry
over three months old: Chickens, ducks,
geese, turkeys, guinea fowls, pigeons.
Sixth.—Number and value of swarms of
The census will not ask the value of
household goods nor that of hay, grain
or other farm crops on hand on April
15. These items should be included,
however, by all desiring a complete
Inventory of their farm property.
The Actual Value.
The valne given to the farm should
be as nearly as can be judged the
amount that could be obtained for it if
offered for sale under normal condi-
tions. Current market prices should
be carefully considered in estimating
the valne of live stock.
Although the census merely requires
• statement of total value of all implc
ments and machinery, It is believed
that a classification of these Items un-
der the following four heads will be
First—Vehicles, comprising automobiles,
wagons, carriages and sleighs and equip-
ment used la connection with them, as
barns—sb, blankets, whips, etc.
Second.—Heavz .farm implements, com-
prising all Implements and machinery op-
erated by any power other than hand
sower, as plows, harrows, rollers, reap-
ers, mowers, hay loaders, feed grinders.
AM.—Hand machinery and tools, in-
tools, hoes, shovels,
1Mb, grindstone*, fanatng mills,
As in the case q
no special blanks!
record of farm p
Many farmers greatly underestimate
the total value of* , ir possessions of
this character when considering the in
In the aggregate, ajjd it is only by pr£
paring an itemizeel list, as suggested
above, that an accurate estimate oi
their worth can bt- made. The value
assigned this class of property in the
inventory should be the estimated
amount it would bring at public auc
tion under favorable conditions.
No special blank^ or forms are neces
sary for preparing an inventory. An
ordinary notebook answers all pur
poses, but it should be large enough to
admit of carrying, the figures for at
least five years In parallel columns
This facilitates comparison of the fi.u
ures for different} years. Some mav
find it more convenient or desirable to
take stock on Jan] 1 than on April 15
It will be a simile matter to brinj:
such an inventory'up to date when the
census enumerate < calls.
Jtiie farm Inventorj
ute-fequlred for the
Jducts of 1909. An
with leaves at least
six inches wide Will be found conven-
ient. The following Information will
be called for: j
First.—Farm expenses In 1909:
(a) Amount cpm*; in cash for farm la-
bor, exclusive ^ifhijusework.
(b) Estimated vajiue of house rent and
board furnished farm laborers in addition
to cash wages pal L
(c) Amount spei t for hay, grain and
other produce (not raised on the farm) for
feed of domestic a ilmals and poultry.
(d) Amount spen ; for manura and other
Not T to Curious.
No inquiry is i lade regarding house-
hold or personal expenses or expendi-
tures for repal rs or Improvements.
Each of the —* "uestiom* ask"d is of
b- Jve t
young t als of
farm In 190a.
(b) Number of olnuUs of each kind
purchased In 1909 nd the amount, paid,
number sold:-and amount receives and
number and vahj(e ■ f those slaughtered on
Third.—Dairy pif lucts:
(a) Quantities at*. value of milk, butter
and cheese produc d on the farm In 1909
(b) Quantities oJ milk, butter, cream,
butter fat and cheese sold in 1909 ane
•mounts received. -
Fourth.—Poultry and ergs:
(a) Value of poultry of &4 kinds raise*
la 1909, whether mid, consumed or o>
leflif eggs sold in 1909.
Weight of fleeces
lount received from
ach «f these
1 the amount?
P oducts cut or
(b) Amount receh id from poultry sold
(c) Quantity and i lue of eggs produced
(d) Quantity and va
Fifth.—Wool and I
Number and tots
shorn In 1909 and a
For each crop har\ sted on the farm lc
1909 give the number, of acres, the quan-
tity produced and th4 value of the pro<i
ucts. The number ot acres -of each crop
to be planted for har est In 1910 will also
be called for by tht enumerator. This
cannot be determine much before the-
date of the enumerati a. Instead of giv
ing the number of ac es in orchards ann
vineyards, give as ne rly as possible the
number of trees an< vines of bearing
age. The quantity of certain fruit prod-
ucts, as cider, vlnega , wine and dried
finite, produced in 191 > will be required,
as will also the quai Jty asd value or
sugar, sirup and molat ies produced from
cane, sorghum, sugar beets and maple
Seventh.—Sales of sp cified products in
A considerable part i ' the annual pro-
duction of corn, oats, t irley, Kaffir corn,
milo maize, hay, flax fiber and straw,
other straw, cornstalks and cotton seerf
is usually consumed on the farm. Owins;
to this fact a report w be asked con
cerning the quantity
products sold in 1909
The value of all fore,
produced in 1909 for firrc consumption
will be asked, as will ilso the value ,f
similar products cut orjprot uced for sals,
including receipts from- the sale of stand
Farmers who irrigate their) land will be
asked to report the sjurce from which
water is obtained, the number of acres
of pasture land Irrigated and the total
This outline covers every impcrta
question that will be tsked concern
the farm products of 1909. American
agriculture is so diversified and so
highly specialized in many of its
branches that any scledul designed
to secure a fairly com lete exhibit of
its resources and opera ons must nec-
essarily contain a \argt> ter of in-
quiries. The average aperatoi
will not be called upon 1 ver one-
seventh of the printed qii s; hence
the somewhat formidab! >earanee
of the schedule should don n.r
No one should attempt lplete a
farm schedule In one evi but the
work should be divided dlcated
In the above outline, on !ng be-
ing given np to farm ex a sec-
ond to live stock, a thirt, j prod-
ucts, and so on tbroui at. In
this way each topic cai en the
consideration It deserve^^^^^he re-
sulting figures are csru^^^H more
accurate than If conjdM^^^Hr
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F Mrs. Russell Sage, Edwin Goula and W. Seward Webb. John P. Klein, ex-Pittsburg alderman, on his way to penitentiary
Of the Week confessed, and as a result indictments against sixty Pittsburg officials have been returned for grafting.! Eugene N. Foss, a
Democrat, was elected congressman from a Boston Republican district on high cost of living platform. Superintendent of In-
surance William Hotchkiss has uncovered a graft fund among fire insurance companies. The Widows of Presidents Harrison and Cleveland will get $5,000
a year pension. President Taft, after a hard week of trav<>iing, returned to Washington happy as a boy, he said. Mount Etna Is active again.
EVENTS OF WEEK
AT BAYLOR COLLEGE
Handsome Gift From Mr. James
Wilson, Father of Presi-
Subscribe for the
Among the recent improve-
ments at Baylor none has added
more to the general appearance
of the building and to the com-
fort in making the halls of the
dormitory light and attractive
than the handsome plate glass
doors that have just been put
in place. Each pair of doors
bears the modest inscription on
a small bronze tablet, "James
Wilson, 1909." The generous
gift was provided for last year
by Mr. James Wilson, of Green-
wood, Mo-, the father of Pres.
Wilson, who in June will cele-
brate Ms ninety-second birthday
anniversary. Many recall with
pleasure the visit to Texas sever-
al years ago of this venerable,
here to n, Dr. W. A. Wil-
son, and family,.
The annual open session of
the Historical Literary Society
was given on Monday evening in
the Alma Reeves chapel. De-
spite a very threating evening a
large number braved the weath-
er and enjoyed the very delight-
ful program. Above the stage
glowed the initial letters, H. L.
S. In words appropriate to the
occasion. Miss Sidney Guyler,
the president of the society
charmingly welcomed the guests.
The stage was attractively dec-
orated with ferns in the fore-
ground. When the curtain arose
the setting was ideal for the
program of the evening. <lA
Fighting Chance," a comedy in
three acts, was presented under
the direction of Miss Lucretia
Carpenter, and was -enthusiastic-
ally received by the audience.
The time of the play was daring
the Civil War and the beautiful
confederate flag added much to
the artistic effect of the decora-
tion. Between the aets, illustrat-
ed songs were given: "The
Quarrel," by Misses Nancy .and
Jessie Aiton and "My Little Red
Umbrella" by Misses Jack
Ward and Anna Belle Crueger.
Below is given the cast of
Madame Mayburn—the Prin-
cipal of the School—Miss Braek-
Mile. Fordet—the French In-
structress, possessing great
admiration for her own detective
Eleanore Hamilton—the New
Arrival—Bennie Belle Roberts,
^ecil Hotspur—a True South-
uth Anna Morton—a Quak-
Helen Hastings—with an un-
controllable fondness for "jacks"
Mabel Davis—an "F. F. V."—
Lula Jefferson—Cecil's room-
Madeline Burgson —troubled
with English but never with in-
Juliet Washington Annabel
John — decidedly above "po'
white trash."—Winnie Davis.
Rosy Harrigan—with a love
for the Union subservient to her
hatred for "niggers."—Blanche
The Academia Society enter-
tained on Saturday evening
with their annual book reception.
The students' parlor and the
faculty room were utilized on
this occasion and tableaux giv-
THE WF LTHER.
(With apologias i ft, the Dallas
A cloudy countenance drives
A heavy froslj fell on Cone
Johnson's proposition for
Mississippi politicians are
endeavoring toi wait till the
clouds roll by.
The Muse we find .4 very stubborn
A gay, capricious thing—
And oft when we'd some gladsome
She will not hjlp us sing.
A rythmic line or two she will in-
About sweet childhood days;
Then leave the bf yd to wrestle and
perspire , - v
With his unfleshed lays.
She'll tempt him on a glorious
Among the Spheres to climb,
Then let him try, jknd try, -and try,
to write ■
Another linei t hyme.
When we have an ,-illiant verse
And supplicat e Muse
To help us out on 1 it, its ten to
She will pel* ^ \ • '
at. -fkff P®et. j
Evangelist Marshall to Be Here
That Date. Large Choir
will >be presented
girls, readings Wall
egie 'Library, -cm
Apeil 21st, Mass
n's class in ex-
esent an interest-
asisting of work
1 mental music,
dies of the class
i pflay, "A Case of
by the little
be given by
other members of the rhuae
drilj, "The Bonaoie Blue Flag"
will also form a part of th* pro-
Mr. JoZach Miller and Bride Go
From Brow nwood for Wed-
ding Trip to Old Mexico.
Evangelist John W. Marshall
of Chicago who will conduct the
singing and do a part of the
preaching in the gospel campaign
to begin at the Christian church
next Sunday is expected to
reach Belton not later than Sat-
urday. He will preach Sunday
morning on the subject, "Relig-
ion—Its Power and Purpose,"
and his theme for Sunday night
is, "The Golden Candle Stick."-
At 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon
he will deliver his famous lecture
entitled "The Mift Tree," for
which no admission will be
charged. This will be illustrat-
ed by a large and attractive
Evangelist Addison Clark of
Mineral WeKs will probably get
- or Tuesday and
take* leading ^.t in the preach-
ing. He i8a great preacher and
a ripe scholar, and to hear him
is like attending a college of the
Evangelist Marshall will sing
some of 4iis own songs, as well
•as songs composed by others;
and wiM di/ect the big choir.
Every (member of the -choir is
•urged to attend prac&ioe tonight.
It is theught likely that Brotfar
Marshall will be present to <• a-
•ducttthe practice. JUso there
will be baptizing at the-choir
The committe on .arrangement
•has ;pnt additional seats into the
church, and otherwise anade
preparation for the (large-crowds
which will attend the-services.
Everybody is invited to .attend
and -take part.
In a pretty,
ding at Bro
evening of Ai
lives of Miss
simple home wed-
wnwoood on the
>ril 6 at half-past
were united the
Lena Ludlow of
id JoZach Miller,
of Wnfc., Bott
-MOODY'S BIG PICNIC.
Ill, of this crjby. Rev. Father
Heckmanof Tiemple officiating.
The recepti' tiroom was pret-
tily decorated tn green and white.
The bride wa a'.ttired in white
silk with ful\ whi :e veil showered
with oranggf . bk>s<soms, and was
attended byf Miss: Anna Ludlow
of Browfe#ood and Miss Annie
Jama! of,' Belton. Miss Lud-
was or piak tissue
James, dress was
->ink rose?. - ,
Jyn, N.. jh Shepuara,
Jr., of Dallas. J
The color scheme of the din-
ing room where ices and cake
were served, was carried out in
pink and white.1
Those presen ' at the wedding
from Belton we e: Mr. and Mrs.
-T "7". Miller, Jr parents of the
X Col. : Z. Miller, Sr.,
?hter, Miss Mary, and
es. A luncheon
e Belton guests
i the afternoon,
le childhood and
of the bride, and
>od lias been her
ften visited Bel-
She is a young
>etite beauty and
ition which make
old and young
Meeting Will Be Held Monday
Afternoon Basement of Pres-
They Desire to Beautify Grounds
About the Church and Other
Portions of City.
Miss Bessie Sparks states that
a meeting of the ladies of the town
who are interested in the question
of civic improvement is called for
Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock in
the basement of the Presbyterian
church. Though this movement
was started in the interest of the
section of the town lying in the
immediate vicinity of the Presby-
terian church the full extent of the
works undertaken will be deter-
mined by the interest manifested
in the association to be organized
on Monday afternoon.
The name of the association will
be chosen as well as the full pur-
pose of the society decided upon.
Officers will be elected. All la-
dies who are interested in the
works of civic improvement are
requested to be present.
It Ib to be Held on the -25th
-May—A Bennial Affair.
"The OMen** Carnival."
The work of ^organizing the
cast for the musical eztravagansa
is progressing finely and already
about 100 people are rehearsing
their various parts. The ensem-
ble work in the different numbers
is artistic and the music beauti-
ful. Mrs. Haymond, whoisstag-
ingthe ^*oduct|on for the U.D.C.
ladie . is enthusiastic over the
prospect of a performance of
rare-excellence, as she says the
talent procured here is much
above the average. The affair
will be no less a social event than
an artistic one.
ing the Taylor illustrations for
famous songs that were sung
were Miss Browning, in
"The Girl I Left Behind Me."
Misses Lulu Croushorn and
Mattie Lee Josey in "Annie
Laurie," Miss Mary Rutherford
in "The Last Rose of Summer,"
and Miss Christine Rogers in
"Sweet and Low." Miss Mar-
zelle Hart in custome read a
chapter from; "Aunt Jane of
Kentucky" and Miss Ethel Wil-
son gave "The First Formal
m • (
ive booths were
ie gallery, where
-, Georgia Dalton,
Ruth Boyd, Htlen Young, Jewell
Rice, Mattie Ipaniel and Bessie
Lee Ringo seqved ice cream and
sherbet to the-faculty and .stu-
dents. The proceeds of the en-
tertainment Will be used to
purchase boo(s for the library.
Moody, Texas. April 5.—The
citizens have made final -arrange-
ments for the biennial picnic to be
given at Moody, May 25. Every
two jrears for the past ten years
Moody has been giving a -big nic-
_nic, .and upon every occasion the
.attendance has been enormous, the
crowds estimated to aumber 10,000
people present Excursions will
be run this year £S in previous
years, from Cleburne, Gatesville,
Waco, Rodgers and Belton. The
candidates for governor will be in-
vited, and, no doubt will be here
to spea"k on that day. Other can-
didates for State offices w21 be
"here also. Moody has the reputa-
-tion for feeding better and showing
the best time of any town in Texas
at one o'clock
home she has
lady of a rare
of a sweetoe
•aaess of disp
her loved 1
and one of
Services at the Presbyterian
Church Next Sunday.
Sabbath School at 9:45 a. m<—
Mr. T. L. Means, Superintendent.
Preaching Service at 11 a. m.—
By Rev. J. L. Bowling of Bartlett
Junior Endeavor Society at 4 p.
m.—Miss Lucy Ware, Superintend-
Senior Endeavor Society at 6:15
P- m.—Miss Beulah Burkes, Pres-
Preaching Service at 7:30 p. m.
—By Rev. J. L. Bowling of Bart-
We extend a most cordial invi-
tation to the public to attend these
A. F. CUNNINGHAM,
H. V. Carlin of New "iork
came to attend the wedding of
his friend and former school-
mate, JoZach Miller III.
i assistant cashier
i directors of the
Belton National Bank of this
-city and is a young man of un-
usual business ability, and yet
-one who viulues literary attain-
ments as highly as business
•ability. He is a graduate of
Georgetown University, Wash-
ington City, and also of Yale.
Recently! he has -combined self-
eulture and business investiga-
tion in a crip around the world.
Both oi these young people
have a hoasiof friends in Belton
and all ov<jir this state who will
extend to them the heartiest
Mr. and Mis. Miller will spend
two weeks' visiting in the city
of Mexico before their return
Salauo' sent us a generous
number of shoppers on Wednes-
day. We' were able to secure
the names of the following per-
sons who were among the num-
ber: Mrs: W. K. Hafnblin, Mr.
and Mrs. Gus White, Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Love, Mr. Suther-
land and , daughters, Mrs. Will
Davis,—-T*'. A. Belk and Maclin
Atter ding Grand Commandery.
es and T
W. Tyler, D. C. Burk-
W. Albertson left on
iy for Houston to at-
meeting of the Grand
'ery Knights Templar,
ler is Grand Junior
nd is due promotion at
ng of the Commandery.
jmmandery will be in
the greater part of the
A A. Littlefield of Waco
a visitor here last week.
TEXAS GIRL AN ARTIST.
The following clipping taken
from the Houston Chronicle of Tues
day will be read with interest and
pride by the many Belton friends
of Miss Julia Bal/for Belton has
a special and peculiar interest in
Miss Bal. It was here that Miss
Julia, then a young girl just turn-
ing her teens, begun her residence
in America, having came from Bel-
guim the previous summer with
her parents. Dr. and Mrs. Herman
J. Bal. Dr. Bal was for two years
director of music in Baylor college
and Mrs. Bal a memlvr of the mu-
more than one I
markable musical talent
quisite touch. The Chronicle clip-
ping is as follows:
San Antonio, Texas, April 4.—
Just back from Paris, where she
created a furore with her playing.
Miss Julia Bal gave a recital to a
party of friend here a few ev-
distinct hit by her remarkable per-
formance. She rendered Chopin's
First Ballade and the Concert
Etude by Paul Brande m a- most"
artistic manner. But the climax-
of the program cam? when* Misc
Bal attacked the first movement of
Greig's "La Minor Concerto." The
massive force of the first move-
ment was tremendously powerful,
and her cadenza work was full of
brilliancy. Her octave and choral
playing was sturdy enough to give
one the impression her wrists were
made of steel. She also displayed
full comprehension of the compos-
er s sentiments amf motives ini 2tea
interpretation of this number. SEism
Bal is the possessor of a most:
charming personality, graceful andl
petite; in fact, she is typically-
French in all her wmsomeness; is.
always delightfully modest and un-
assuming in her acknowledgment
of applause. Miss Bal is at pre-
sent on a visit to her parents ore
San Pedro avenue. At an early
date she expects to return to the
concert stage and tour the United
States and Mexico. Until she at-
tained the age of 15 Miss Bal's
musical education was conducted
under the direction of her father,
Dr. Herman J. Bal, who for a num-
ber of years was the principal in-
structor of the piano forte at the
Conservatory of Ghent, Belgium.
Since then she completed her musi-
cal education in Paris.
The Ladies' Guild;
The date of the sals of fancy
articles by the Ladies' Guild of
the Episcopal church is Friday,
April loth, instead of the four-
teenth as given in last issue, 4'
to 10 p. m. The articles to be
sold are the work of the ladies of
the church and to those wbtr
have attended previous sales-
given by the guild this state-
ment is a sufficient guarantee ofi
the quality, neatness and good'
taste of each article. Eome-
made candies will also be on«
sale. Cream and eake he-
The sale will be give® at fee
home of Mrs. J. M. Furman.
A musical program has been
arranged for the evening. A
cordial invitation/is extended to
all friends of tbfi ehtrrch.
Doyle, Davis K. The Bell County Democrat (Belton, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 72, Ed. 1 Friday, April 8, 1910. Belton, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth233445/. Accessed August 4, 2015.