Caldwell News-Chronicle. (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 42, Ed. 1 Friday, March 6, 1908 Page: 1 of 8
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OUR Allí IB THE GREATEST BENEFIT TO THE FARMERS AND WORKING PEOPLE OF BURLESON COUNTY.
CALDWELL. BURLESON COUNTY, TEXAS. FRIDAY, MARCH 6. 1908.
New Spring Goods!
Are coming in every day and soon every department of store will
be filled with the new and up-to-date Merchandise for spring ol 1908
ThU store has made its reputation throughout this entire section for
selling high-class merchandise, and never allowing "shoddy trash"
to come within Its doors. If its good stuff you are looking for, you
can find it nere and--always cheaper.
NKW DRESS GOODS
Pretty new Skirtings in the lead
ing shades of tan. castor ami gray
in plain and striped effects also
Novelty Mohair Suitings in the
new invisible effects, a vd. . . 50c
New Monotone Silks .... 50c
Pretty new "Paris Tissues"
from 1.V to . 18c
Hrap' de Linde, a new weave
for tlii*> spring only . 25c
C«>r<>n<> plaids, the latest wa^h
fabrics for spring . . 25c
Cameo Silk Novelties . . 5(,C
NEW WASH GOODS
Pretty new ginghams , . . 10c
New Linens in colors. 15, 20--25C
Pretty Batiste . 5, 6, 8, 10—15c
New Scotch Zephyrs . . . 15c
Wash Habutais . 35c, 50C--75C
36-in China, new colorings . 75c
Pretty summer silks . • 35C
36-in Peaude Soie great value QOC
New Embroideries, l aces, White Goods, Hosiery, New Belts and
Corsets. New Shoes Mats. Shirts, Neckwear, Fancy Vests and Cloth-
ing, The "Herry Widow," a new thing in Ladies' Belts. Come and
let us show you the new goods. The pleasure will be ours.
J. F. COBB CO.
BUYING FROM MAIL ORDER HOUSES.
MwEemej and Helps to Ores* Retail Competition—No Modem
Cooaerdal or Industrial Trust Cuts a Mere Danferevs
Shadow than the Big Catalog Routes.
The roo*t serious problem ! broad guage business men who
confronting the retail merchants fully realize the value of adver-
of the country to-day and the tising. They have been spend-
•oe thing that i* giving thrm mg million* of dollara a year in
the mo*t concern i« that of the ««vstematic advertising cam*
KKilled mail-order system- paignn. In addition to their
the retail catalog house trade. elaborate catalogs, they sustain
This is an era of combina- with their patronage hundreds
tioo* trusts, both financial, in-1 of "mail order journals." These
ivMrial, and commercial. Hut! journals have a combined circu-
the most menacing trust in the jlation of a month.
World to-day is the commercial They are sowed broadcast
combination that tends to <le- through the country. Nor do
•troy the retail business of the the catalog houses stop here.
Kvery magazine, agricultural or
religious paper that will accept
their advertisements, carries
To the everlasting credit of
the country papers tie it said
that they have generally refused
to be tempted by the ulTci s of
the catalog houses and have de-
clined to insert their advertise-
•ring six per cent on deposits. 1 ments. 'I hey have generally
The retail catalogue houses stood by the home town an.I for
¡Country by diverting the trade
¡from its natural channels to the
fr*«t money centers.
Not Hatisficd with the mer-
[Cintile field, these commercial
ffrttat* are also seeking to be-
icomc the financial depositaries
Mor the rural districts by open-
I'l hank departments, and its
m inducement to the farmer.
The linea of this great Con-
flict between commercial inter-
eats are clearly drawn. On one
side are the retail merchant and
the publishers of the local press.
On the other, the catalog bouses
and the numerous publications
which have sprung up in the
night, backed bv advertising ap-
propriations that run into the
the millions. The enemies of
the local publishers and the re-
tail merchants are allied as per-
fectly as is any other modern
No reflections are here made
upon the personal integrity or
the commercial character of the j wj,0 arc t|)e natural
leading mail-order corporations. 0f country merchants in
Like all other giant corporations very riiraj community that the
they arc in business to make apparent temporary advantage
money — and to make it in the
quickest possible way. Hut
will they manage toget the goods
to supply that demand.
Fight the devil with fire. Any
plan for the protection of the
retail merchant, and the jobers
and the manufacturers who sell
to the trade must goto the very
root of the evil—must meet the
catalog house competiton at
every point and on their own
grounds—the advertising field.
The catalog houses arc con-
ducting themost comprehensive,
systematic and far-reaching ad-
vertising campaign that was
ever planned, and they have
been at it for years, spending
dollars where the retail and
wholesale merchants have spent
cents. They have had the busi-
ness couragc to put their money
into publicity, knowing they
would get it back multiplied a
hundred fold. They have creat-
ed a demand for their goods and
educated the people to look upon
the mail-order business as a
What has been done in an or-
ganized way to offset this aval-
anche of mail-order journals and
Some of the local merchants
have advertised liberally in the
local pre^s, but a m ch larger
number have failed utterly to
keep up with the procession.
The people often do not know
what the local merchant lias in
his store—neither do they know
the prices, but they do know
what the catalog house has to
sell and the price is always
be (ore the eye.
If the retail trade is to bold
its ground against the competi-
tion of the catalog bouses, they
must meet them on the broad
field of advertising and publicity
as well as one the field of prices.
And this must be done through
the local press.
Ia nearly every town the
local publisher has stood man-
fully by the interests of the com-
munity by tefusing to run mail-
order advertisements. Further,
be stands ready to prosecute an
aggressive campaign against
the mail-order idea. What is
necessary is concerted action
among the merchants and a lib-
eral use of the heal colums to
convince the people that they can
save money by trading at home.
It must be made clear to those
that they imagine thev obtain
no|by sending their trade
modern lommercialor industrial < ¡rom borne is a deceptive ad van-
trust casts a more dangerous ¡ Uire. and carric8 with it
fineeing and | the protection of the retail mcr- 0f tjc.
shadow. Like great commer-
cial maelstroms, they aresteadily
sweeping into their vortex the
trade of the village, the country
town, and small cities. It this
is allowed to continue, the de-
struction of the trade of the
local town and the country sur-
iounvling it is only a question
Allan's Perfumes and Toilet Articles
We have just received an assortment of Allans
Perfumes and Toilet Arricies. We call special
attention to Allan's Lake Flora, a perfume that
is very popular all over the country. Allan s
Janice- -Kmpress Violet Honeysuckle are all
hard to beat. Our stock of toilet articles tn gen-
eral it up to date. However will take pleasure
in ordering anything in this line
desire which we have not in stock.
merchant and the
local press arc unorganized, and
are in no concerted yvay making
common cause against a common
danger. Attempts have been
made by the merchants in some
localities to stem the tide by re-
fusing to buy from jobbers yvho
sell to catalog houses. This is
good so far as it goes, but if the
catalog houses cannot get the
goods from one source, they will
get them from another, and if
necessary, will buy the manu-
facturing plant to secure the
output. So long as they can by
a lavish use of printers1 ink
create the demand, just so long
I tage, anu carries with it an in-
evitable ultimate loss much
¡greater than any possible pres-
ent gain- admits of no doubt,
but it necessitates the active co-
operation of the local country
merchants with the local press.
A Neighbor ol Youra.
am well a yourself is liable at any
time to have rheumatism. We're ail
liable to have cut or burns, bruise
or scalds, crick in the back, neck or
side—some kiwi nf an ache or pain.
Then heed thia advice and tell your
neighbors Ballard's Snow Liniment
relieves all aches and pains, and heals
all wounds. Sold by Stone <Sc Mitch-
L. Seiglc has moved his stock
into the Cromartie building,
where he will be pleased to fill
your wants in Ladies and Gents
STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION OF THE
Caldwell National Bank
as made to the Comptroller of Currency, Washington,
D. C., February 14th, 1908
Loans and Discounts $135,745 39
I'. S. Bonds and Premiums 20,SiMJ (Mi
Redemption a. c l.OUO 00
Furniture and Fixtures 3,330 50
Real Estate 6,500 00
Due from Hanks $63,471 7«
Cash in Vault 11,900 74 75,372 52
Total $242,74* 41
Capital Stock $ 50,000 00
Surplus (Earned ) 5,000 00
Undivided Profits 9,108 If
Circulation 19,997 50
DEPOSITS 158,(.42 75
Total $242,748 41
I hereby certify the above statement to be correct:
C. C. NELMS, Vice President and Cashier
We invite your special attention to our strong cash reserve with
ample capital and surplus. We beg to call attention to (he above
statement of this Bank's healthy condition as it was made to the
Comptroller of Currency at Washington, I). C.
County and City Depository — U. S. Government Supervision.
Oldest Bank and only National Bank in Burleson County
BURLESON COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CLUB ORGANIZED
At a Well Attended Meeting of the Representative Citizenship of the
County Ringing Resolutions Endorsing Davidson and
Condemning Action of State Democratic Execu-
tive Committee Were Adopted.
A SwoM— Jaw.
is not pretty nor pleasant. Whether
it's caused by ueuralgU. toothache or
accident, Ballad's Snow l.iniment
will reduce the swelling and relieve
the pain. The great and sure cure
for rheumatism, cuts, burns, bruises,
acalda—any and ail aches and pain*.
Sold by Stone A Hitchcock.
On Wednesday evening a
meeting of representative citi-
zens of the county was held in
Praetorian Hall at which was
organized the Burleson County
Democratic Club, composed of
those who stand for the princi-
ples of democracy as taught by
Jefferson and other fathers of
The meeting was called to
order by Dr. A. H. Foster and
W. M. Stone elected chairman;
Frank Shannon, secretary. The
chair stated that the meeting
was for the two-fold purpose of
endorsing the mannner in which
Attorney General Davidson has
discharged the duties of his
office and pledging him the sup-
port of the Club in his
race for re-election and to go on
record as unalterably opposed to
Baileyism and machine politics.
A committee on resolutions com-
posed of W. II. Jenkins, J. F.
Mclver, J. J. Krenek and W. C.
Carroll was appointed and sub-
mitted the following which were
We, your committee on reso-
lutions beg to submit the fol-
lowing resolutions which we
recommend for your considera-
tion and adoption:
Whereas, Attorney General R. V.
Davidson has faithfully and unswer-
vingly discharged the duties of his
ottice, and has without fear or favor
enforced the laws of the state of Tex-
as in the face of pernicious opposition
of powerful law-breakers anil their
secret representatives, and
Whereas, His successful prosecution
of the Waters Pierce Oil Company
has made him the object of venomous
and unrelenting attacks by thote
whose secret and corrupt connection
with that outlawed trust his prosecu-
tion has revealed: ami
Whereas, in order that the policies
which he has been pursuing may be
carried out, and that his hard-earned
victories in the prosecution of crimi-
nal trusts may not again be turned
into defeat by trickery and artifice
and through the betrayal of public
trust, he has consented to be a candi-
date for re-election to the office of
Be it resolved by the Burleson coun-
ty Democratic Club, That the renotni-
iiatiou and election of Attorney Gen-
eral K. V. Davidson is essential to the
vindication of principle in Texas, of
fidelity and honesty in office, as
against tho use of office for private
gain by the betrayal of public trust.
Kesoived, That we do most heartily
indorse his caudidacy ami pledge to
him our united and active support.
No man can serve two masters, and,
believing that the public service re-
quires the undivided time and atten-
tion of our public servants, we are
unalterably oppoaed to our represent-
atives and senators in congress ac-
cepting employment from trusts,
combines or pnblic service corpora-
We recommend and demand that
the democracy of Texas be given an
opportunity to vote upon the above
question at the coming democratic
primary election, stripped of every
We Indorse the call Issued by the
chairman of the Democratic Club of
Texas for a conference of demócrata
who. can not endorse Baileylsm to
meet in Waco ou March 7 for the pur-
pose of devising ways and means to
secure the election of the delegates to
the National convention by the demo-
cratic voters of Texas.
That we regard the action of the
majority of the State Executive Com-
mittee in refusing to submit the elec-
tion of delegates to the National
convention by a primary vote of the
democrats as an effort to shield the
said J. yv. Bailey from the wrath of
an outraged democracy and to secure
his election by the devious methods of
machine politics, and we denounce the
action of the majority of said com-
mittee as undemocratic, partisan and
subversive of every precedent and
principle of democracy.
That we oppose the sending of J.
W. Bailey as a delegate at large to the
Democratic National Convention at
After the adoption of the res-
olutions the organisation was
made permanent, and a com-
mittee composed of Pave Black,
S. M. Houston, A. F. (irabow,
Jno Popek and J. J. Maresh ap-
pointed to secure other dele-
gates to the convention at Waco.
Several short addresses were
made expressive of the spirit of
the meeting, by R. S. Bowers,
W. M. Stone and J. F. Mclver.
The entire membership was
elected delegates to the Waco
meeting of the State Democratic
Club on the 7th.
The temporary organization
was made permanent and the
name of Burleson County Demo-
cratic Club adopted. The books
are open for membership and
there are no dues. The end
to be attained is to record the
names of those who are opposed
to Mr. Bailey and the princi-
ples at issue, which he has ig-
nored over the protect of the
mass of the democratic voters
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