The Aspermont Star (Aspermont, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 50, Ed. 1 Friday, July 14, 1911 Page: 1 of 6
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
' a " 'v
Richard H. McCarty, Editor and Publisher
Aspermont, Stonewall County, Texas, Friday, July 14 1911.
Vol. 13. No.
VOTE FOR PROHIBITION, AND YOUR CONSCIENCE WILL BE CLEAR, Y0ÜR RECORD CLE
The occasion explains the
choice of my subject on which I
enter in obedience to your re-
Would that my talents were
adequate to the occasion. But
such as they are, I devoutly prof-
fer to assist in conteracting the
influence of that barbarous
custom, which like a resistless
torrent is under mining the
foundations of civil goverment,
breaking down the barriers of
social hapiness, and sweeping
away virture, tallents and do-
mestic felicity in its desolating
courses. I hope to be able to
make the voters of Aspermont
see "mans capabilities" from
womans point of view. Women
beleive if all the men of Texas
were to pause before casting
their votes, and determine to do
the right regardless of party
issues, we would have a few votes
on the anti side. To be a man
and realize that I was the image
of my Master, would be sufficient
in its self to vote Texas dry.
Man is born by Gods ordain:-*,
power, with a seperate nature,
with special personal powers
which he cannot alienate and
s^vhich none can take from him.
His reason is his own; his affec-
tions are his own; his moral
nature is his own. Into that in-
dividuality he is born, upon it
he ^ves, or. of it God
holds him accountable. Nothing
else on earth is so various in en-
dowment, so far reaching in ca-
pacity, so wonderful in develope-
ment, so complex in relations as (5^
man. All the stores of art;
the fruits of human endeaver; j
all the temples and sculpture;
all pictures and embelishments;! (áp)
all treasures of skill and books; j J—sf
all cities and inventions; and alli^pJ
laws, philosophies ordinances are j
not to be compared for value
with any one single man that
that uses them and is yet su-
perior to them.
If he wills it they are but ser-
vants, he alone is master.
It does seem to me, and I am
sure to all other women, if we i
had power of the indivdual man
we would exercise it for every-
thing which is pure lovely honest
and of good report. When a m
woman passes an open saloon
which has stained so many of the¡^B'
beautiful towns in our fair state, <§>
can she say that it is lovely, or
that its vistors are pure, or that
the people who preside there are
honest and of good report?
The first of all civic truths is j ^
the liberty, power and individual-!
ity of man. The second truth ¡
must be the necesity of civil j
state and wise laws. Man is mas-'
ter of laws, then if men make our j
laws why cant we have laws that
will bring respect and honer to!^^)
the home of Texas instead of I
disgrace and crime.
We believe men would makej^p
such laws if they had a higher
appreciation ot the dignity of
their positions as children of God
if they would more fully 1 realize
that the world which was so
shadowy to the philosphic sad-
usee and ritualistic pharisée,
though so real to the mind of
Christ, we should have very little
disputation about the dutv of
men and they would be more
ready to promote every effort
however humble which may tend
to elevate and dignify character
No doubt many of you have read
after that tamous American
temperance orator, John Gough,
who traveled over Great Britian
and America for twenty years,
devoting his time to temperance
reform.' He was an orphan and
a poor boy. At twelve years of
age he came to the States, where
he learned the book-binders'
trade. Losing his situation after
a time, he grew disipated and
was fast becoming a hopeless
drunkard, a friend intervened
here, however, and induced him
to take the temperance pledge
which caused him to reform.
He had a boy chum and room
mate, but this seperated them.
Seventeen years later when
after he had delivered a temper-
ance address to twenty five hun-
dred people at the city Hall of
Glasgow many persons came for-
ward to shake hands with him,
some with a "God bless you,"
\ou saved my father, others
"you saved my brother, and still
others-"I owe everything I have
in the world to you. Finally a
poor wretched creature with
bare shoulders and naked feet,
came up and said, will you shake
hand with me? Gough put his
hand into the hot burning palm
and- racng&izt.* u'iend of boy-
hood davs who had worked at
the book-binders' trade with him.
He took the trouble to find out
about him, and learned he picked
up rags and bones in the streets
in Glasgow, and resided in a
kennell in onfe of the foulest
streets of that city. Gough said
the audience was still ringing 'in
his ears, his hands ached with
grasps of friendship from scores,
his surroundings bright, pros-
pects pleasant, and yet he looked
upon the wretch and thought,
there am I, but for the temper-
ance movement! That man work-
ed with me, roomed with me,
was a better workman than I,
his prospects brighter than mine.
A kind hand came to my rescue.
It was the turning point in my
history. He went downward.
Seventeed years have passed and
we meet again with a deep abiss
between us. You know there is
a great deal said about reckless
victims of drink being brutes.
No they are not brutes, in the
vilest out-cast there is a heart.
We may have to go up a great
many flights of stairs in a very j and ungentlemanly thing. Is:
remote corner, but so sure as we j life not full of opportunity s for
search, we will find a door on I learning love? Every man has a
which is written man. It is our | thousand of them every day.
business to find that door. It j The world is not a play ground,
I may take a long time but we j it is a school room. Life is not
' should not get weary, if there is a holiday, but a work day, and
no response to our first knock, j the one eternal lesson for us all
remember him whose locks were ! is how better we can love and
wet with dew. It should be1 teach others to love.. What
man's noblest object of desire, makes a boy a good ball player?
the supreme gift to covets to have ; Practice. What oaakes a man a
sufficient love to assist a fellow good artist, a good sculptor, a
citizen to find man in his heart if
it has once been lost. We have
been accustomed to be told that
the greatest thing in the religious
world is faith. But Paul says
"If I have all faith so that I can
remove mountnins, and nave not
love I am nothing," and again hfe
contrasts them, "Now abideth
faith, hope, love, the greatest of
these is love." The master
pieces of Christianity are agreed
about love being the supreme
good. Peter says "Above all
things have fervent love among
yourselves." John goes further,
"God is love." If a man with his
capabilities and powers should
develop that love for home,
county, state and citizenship, he
would be more willing to fulfill
the laws of God. Do you know
the meaning of the word
Gentleman? It means a gentle
man, a man who does things
gently with love. And that is
the whole art and mystery of it.
The Gentle-man can not in the
nature of things do an ungentle,
A NEW CAR
good musician? Practice. W1
makes a man a good man? Pra
tice. Then gentlemen of Asi
mont, may every father and
among vou begin your practi
the 22nd of July, or better st
start tomorrow by securing";:
promises of other votes for Pro- J
For embittering life,
breaking up communities,
destroying the most sacred
lationship, for devastating ho
for withering up men, in
for sheer gratutious misery
ducing power, the influence
the open salaon stands alone.
Can you tell me Anything that* ;
is going to last through eternity? ,/
Money, fortune, fame-all that is
in the world are but for a lit
while. But what is certain
that love must last. God,- th¿
eternal God is love.
therefore that everlasting gift,
and the things • that it includes,.
that onp coinage which will
current in the universe when
the other ooinagés of all
nations ot the world shall be
useless and unhonored. Have
the valor, courage and manhood
to lay yourself down in the wel-
fare and happiness of our state-
Citizens of Aspermont, be aa
instrument in rallying the voters
of Texas under the folds of thC
banner, sanctified by the
of an hundred martyra, gi<
by the deeds of beroesai
upon which "gleaiSfS/ in ,j
splendor the singld star df Í
Follow the banners of truti
righteousness and justice with a
zeal which shall never flag, a.,-m
fidelitv which shall never falter,
and if in the end those banners
should trail in the dust of defeat,
meet it with a sublime courage
and a splendid fortitude, gird .
your armor about you\ and tak- . iVJ
ing up the watch-word, try try
again, £0 forth to battle to
until; victory is ours.
j The women of Texás are- -*
! ing on the conscience and judg-
i ment of its citizens. We believe
in you, we trust m you.
Mrs. Joe M. Carter,
############## I <§>
The Star force had a water-
melon feast Monday. B. F.
Good in who lives on E. B. Feath-
erston's place was the good
Samaritan who furnished the
melon. But golleys, just think
of eating watermelons in July,
grown in grand old Stonewall
county. B. F. says that he has
90 acres in feed and he left a
sample of the corn at the Star
office. He says that he will
make plenty of feed to do him.
B. F. has 140 acres in cotton
which is looking good. He says
that he has cultivated this crop
at an expense of only $500, in-
cluding help. Mr. Goodin has
been here three years and rented
land and he says that he has
money loaned out. And yet
there are doggoned knockers in
this county who say
make a living.
Services at Baptist church both
morning and evening; either by
pastor or visiting brother. Sun-
day School and B. Y. P. U. at
Here’s what’s next.
This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Newspaper.
McCarty, Richard H. The Aspermont Star (Aspermont, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 50, Ed. 1 Friday, July 14, 1911, newspaper, July 14, 1911; Aspermont, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth168477/m1/1/: accessed April 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Stonewall County Library.