The Aspermont Star (Aspermont, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 46, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 21, 1908 Page: 1 of 8
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THOMAS, Editor and Proprietor
ASPERMONT, Ston«w¿l¿ Co., TEXAS, Thursday, May 21,190*.
TO INCORPORATE FOR
Election Ordered Held Satur-
day, May 30th to Deter-
mine the Matter.
A petition has been signed,
presented to Judge Arrington
and -an -election ordered held
Saturday. May 30th to determine
whether or not we shall incor-
porate for school purposes.
At the same time there will be
elected a board of trustees, con-
sisting of seven members. If the
proposition to incorporate carries
these trustees will qualify, other-
wise they will not.
The object of incorporation is
to establish an independent school
¿¿strict for Asperraont and the
territory embraced will be five
miles square. After the incor-
poration and election of trustees,
provided the proposition carries,
there wHl then be ordered
another election to determine
whether or. not we vote a special
school tax and issue bonds for
the purpose of erecting a school
building and maintaining our
public school. This special tax
cannot exceed 25 cents on the
$100 valuation of taxable prop-
erty within this independent
district for maintaining tfye
school and 50 cents on the $100 j
valuation to pay interest and \
create á sinking fund, and can [
be much less, provided the j
amount is sufficient for the pur-
Let ever}' man turn out and
vote to incorporate, for a good
school is the greatest factor
known in the upbuilding and ad-
vancement of a town.
OF COUNTY LAND
Card of Thanks.
We desire to thank the good
people of Aspermont and sur-
rounding country, for their gen-
erous assistance and words of
sympathy in the loss of our dear
wife and daughter. Your acts
of kindness shallever be cherished
R. S. Tillotson,
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. V. Bulloch.
Next Tuesday the state con-
vention meets at Fort Worth to
ratif}7 the. action of the voters in
declaring that Joseph W. Bailey
should lead the way to Denver.
We predict that the democratic
platform will be framed and writ-
ten by our "sweetheart Jodie,"
and upon that platform William
Tennings Bryan will safely ride
into the White House'in Novem-
Stonewall County Commis*
sioners Contract Sale of
County School Land
Valued Same as Gold.
B. G. Stewart, a merchant of
Cedar View, Miss., says: "I tell
my customers when they buy a
box of Dr. King's New Life Pills
they get the worth of that much
gold in weight, if afflicted with
constipation, malaria or bilious-
ness." Sold under guarantee at
Will Marr's drug store. 25c.
A conditional sal - of the coun-
ty's four leagues of land lying in
Cochran county v/a«= made rlí¿st
week to Messrs. John H. Eaton
and G. W. Hazlewooil of Mineral
Wells, Texas. The considera-
tion of the sale is that Stonewall
county shall receive $95,0C>0 for
said land, payable in 20 years,
drawing 5 per cent interest, and
that the purchasers pav $5.000
cash on first year's interest, pay
the recent expense of having the
land surveyed, and also pay the
expense of defending the title to
said land. The conditions are,
that Stonewall county is4o; make
perfect title to said land when
said title is properly vested in
said Stonewall county, and in the
event said title cannot ^perfect-
ed the purchasers lose the inter*-
est and other expenses which
they may have been out.
This gives to our school fund
nearly $5,000 a year and we hear-
tily endorse the action the court
has taken in this matter, because
we believe it to be the very best
proposition that could have been
Not only does this sale benefit
our school fund, but later devel-
opments—which are sure'to come
—will prove this sale to be the
greatest thing that has ever hap-
pened for Stonewall county. We
are not at liberty to make any
further disclosures, but.markour
prediction, time will prove this
to have been the greatest epoch
in the history of not only Stone-
wall county but a large portion
of West Texas. But, great bless-
ings are slowly achieved, there-
fore ño not become' impatient;
just hold a firm grasp, keep your
ear close to the ground arid listen.
Sheriff Marshall Biggs of Al-
bany last week arrested Andrew
Franklin and wife, who live near
Shinery Lake, on a complaint
charging them with theft of
some wearing apparel. The
goods were found in their pos-
session, and they were bound
over under $200 bond each for
their appearance at the next
term of the county court of
Riddle and Senter are realizing
more strongly each day that Da-
vidson is a "dead ©He" and are
putting foYth all the energy with-
in their power to get him out of
the race so that tfcey can enter a
stronger man. It is predicted
now that if Davidson can be in-
duced to withdraw either Cullen
Thomas of Waco or S. P. Skin-
ner of Waxahachie will be put on
the ticket in his stead.
Bass' 3363 is a specific for colds
and lagrippe, guaranteed.
Not Patronage Enough ia Our
Temperate Town to
Sustain It. .
On last Saturday evening the
doors of the only ."frosty" Joint
in Aspermont were closed for
keeps. Mr. McAfee,,th£ propri-
etor, found that the trade here
would not justify him :a running
any longer, so he closed shop and |
quit; be it said to his credit, how-
ever, that while in business here
he conducted it in a quiet and or-
derly manner, and no drunken
nessor rowdyism characterized
its existence in our midst. As a
matter of course, most of our peo-
ple were opposed to its ever be-
ing opened up in our town and
circulated a petition and procur-
ed numerous signers to same ask-
ing that it be not opened; bat,
owing to the fact that the
had already been bought atad
ho^se rented, Mr. McAfee refits- :
ed to accede to the wishes of the ¡|
petitioners. We commend him
in his decision to close up and
quit the business, and trust that
fortune may deal with him more
kindly in his next venture.
Insist upon DeWitt's Witch 1
Hazel Salve. It is especially
good for piles. Sold by
■7 .* Hr. ¿.¿E&'-r&F
Your Wife Honor
and Obey You,
Your Heart in the
In Right Shape,
We have a nice line of Ready-to-wear Spring Millinery which we would
like to have yoü call and see before making your Spring purchases.
Call and see
Fanners Supply Co.
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Thomas, S. W. The Aspermont Star (Aspermont, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 46, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 21, 1908, newspaper, May 21, 1908; Aspermont, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth168365/m1/1/: accessed May 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Stonewall County Library.