The Crockett Courier (Crockett, Tex.), Vol. 22, No. 21, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 15, 1911 Page: 4 of 8
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The Crockett Courier
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THE GLORIOUS FOURTH
TO BE CELEBRATED.
A movement is on foot by the
Crockett and Lovelady band boys
to have a big Fourth of July cele-
bration in Crockett The band
boys are now looking out for a
suitable location and into the pre-
liminaries. It was first thought by
the Crockett boys that it would be
best to have the celebration at
some point between Crockett and
Lovelady, for the reason that it
might better suit the convenience
of the Lovelady people. But the
Lovelady band sent a committee
to confer with the Crockett band
and it was suggested by the former
that the celebration be held in
Crockett, for the reason that it
should be made a county affair and
all the people of the county invited.
It was pointed out that all roads
lead to the county seat, which
practically is the center of the
county. The two bands will come
together for a grand concert and
will divide the proceeds from the
sale of concessions, such as lemon-
ade stands, etc.
The Courier is glad to see this
movement. It is glad to see a
friendly feeling and spirit displayed
between the towns of the county.
On behalf of the people of Crockett
it extends a special invitation to
the people of the other towns of
the county to be with us on that
day. Invitations are to be extended
to the most prominent speakers of
the state and some form of enter-
tainment is to be provided for every
minute. The band concert and
speaking will be the leading
The present plans are to have the
celebration in the Monk grove, now
owned by W! H. Kuhlman, at the
intersection of Main and Grace
streets. An effort will be made to
have all stores closed on that day.
A CltAN-UF CAMPAIGN.
At a meeting of the city council
Monday afternoon the question of a
cleaner town was one of the prin-
cipal features of discussion. The
discussion arose from the presenta-
tion of a petition from citizens of a
certain section praying for relief
from what they considered a public
nuisance—the emptying of a sewer
pipe. The petition resulted in a
committee being appointed from
among the members of the council
to confer with the citizen whose act
was complained of with the view of
reaching an adjustmént without
prosecution. It is not the desire of
the council to prosecute any one.
But the council is going to enforce
all ordinances in the interest of the
public health, and where present
ordinances do not cover the case
other ordinances will be passed.
Those of our citizens who look
lightly on these things may have
to be taught a lesson in sanitation
and the sooner the better. It will
not only be a good lesson to them,
but will serve as a reminder to
others. The sanitary condition of
Crockett could be a whole lot worse
than it is, but it can be made a
whole lot better than it is. Sewer
pipes, hog pens, refuse piles, back
alleys, etc., will be looked after and
some prosecutions may be the re-
sult If any one is being imposed
upon in this respect by his neighbor,
let him report the imposition to the
The city of Mart is conducting a
unique clean-up campaign. The
plan is on the "honor roll" system
and is being conducted by the com-
mercial club and ladies' civic league.
A trip of inspection is made once a
week by joint committees from the
two organizations, and each store,
office and bank is visited and
graded as a teacher grades her ex-
amination papers. The report is
then published in the local papers.
The system has created a friendly
rivalry between the different firms
and business concerds, and Mart is
fast becoming one of the cleanest
little towns in Texas.
Crockett already lays claim to the
distinction of having the best resi-
dences of any town of 4000 popula-
tion in Texas and it is going to lay
claim to having the best sidewalks,
judging from the interest that is
being taken by some of our people
living along Public avenue. A pe-
tition signed by a majority of the
citizens living between the Baptist
church comer and the A. B. Burton
corner on Public avenue was pre-
sented to the city council Monday
afternoon asking that the city es-
tablish a grade for the placing of
cement sidewalks along that thor-
oughfare. The grade will be estab-
lished by the city and the laying of
sidewalks is expected to begin soon.
When this work is started it will be
carried to other sections of the city.
Attention is called to the letter
from the attorney general to the
county judge published on another
page in the Courier. This is the
letter referred to last week by
County Clerk Goodwin and is a
copy furnished Mr. Goodwin by the
attorney general. Judge Winfree
having lost-the original letter, the
county clerk sent to the attorney
general for a copy. It deals with
the duties of the county clerk and
the commissioners' court in regard
to election returns. According to
the attorney general's department,
the commissioners' court was plainly
in error in refusing to allow a re-
count of the votes following the
recent election. The department's
ruling is plain.
On last Wednesday evening at
8:30 o'clock occurred the marriage
of Miss Mary Langston, eldest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James
Langston of this city, to Mr. Thomas
Bell Collins, also of this city. The
wedding was at the home of the
bride's parents and, owing to a
recent death in Mr. Collins' family,
the invitation list was limited to
relatives and a few close friends.
When the wedding march, played
by Miss Mildred Benedict, began,
three little ribbon bearers, Misses
Lucy Roy Deupree, Hattie Belle
Arledge and Fannie Bond, took
their places. The bride was pre-
ceded by the maid of honor, Miss
Mary McLean. Following the maid
of honor came the bride leaning on
the arm of her father, Mr. Langston.
As they entered one door, the
bridegroom, accompanied by his
best man, Mr. Roy Arledge, entered
the other. The bridal party met at
the place provided and the cere-
mony was performed by Rev. Geo.
W. Davis, pastor of the First
Methodist church of this city.
The wedding march was preceded
by the bridal chorus, which was
composed of the voices of the
following: Mrs. Louis Bond, Mrs.
D. 0. Kiessling, Miss Etta Hail, Miss
Judith Arledge and Miss Hillie Hart
Johnson. After the wedding many
congratulations and best wishes
Mr. and Mrs. Collins left on the
10:48 evening train for Galveston.
They will be at home in this city
after June 14.
Mtnie With Mother.
Crockett, Tex., May 26, 1911.
To the Editor of the Mirror:
A big house with a hip roof,
broad varanda with here aod there
an easy chair, fluted columns and
a look-out on top, all painted snow
white except the green blind*,
meagerly describes the old South-
ern home; which the builder and
and artisan in these later days
have striven and are now more
determined than ever to make re-
nascent and anew. I rejoice in
this. 1 do not want to see this
beautiful and historic architecture
buried with the dead wreaths and
leaves of the past.J Out of it came
the stately stoppings of General
Lee to draw and flash in the sun-
shine the sword for Southern In-
dependence. From it emerged
the gallant Stonewall Jackson to
shed lustre on Southern arms.
It's sheltering arms were thrown
about the women and children of
the South when the guns were
heard in civil war and a million
men shouldered their musket and
went away, no more to stand with-
in its welcome portals. Tlien too
the big front yard! Here a cedar,
there an elm and farther out an
oak, with roues red, whi^e, yellow
aud pink. The woodbine, the
honeysuckle, the larkspur and
the holyoke, mingle their strange
fragrance and send it a messenger
of love to all points of the com-
pass. The little wren flits undis-
turbed through the lattice of the
cistern house, and without a
thought of trespass or intrusion
lays her eggs and rears her brood;
the mocking bird arouses the
dreamy sleeper from his midnight
slumber by boldly singiog it's
medley of song high up on swing-
ing bough of myrtle tree, and just
beyond the meadow lot, in the
darkened greenwood, the plain-
tive whippoorwill still stoutly pro-
claims and vividly calls to mind
the event which set the town
agog, that "Dick married the
Coming from Georgia in 1856,
my fatlW built the house in 1859.
it is almost in as good condition
today as when etected. But the
magnet about this old home now,
is not in vine; it is not in flower;
it is not in oak. It is not in
drowsy hum of bee, ñor in song
of bird; neither is it in the fra-
grance flung from violet, from
jessamine or sweet forget-me-not.
It is something far richer, far
sweeter and far m°re beautiful
than the crimson blush of bloom,
OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF THE FINAN-
CIAL CONDITION OF THE
Crockett State Bank
State of Texas, at the close of business on the 7th
day of June, 1911, published in the Crockett
Courier, a newspaper printed and published at
Crockett, State of Texas, on the 15th day of June,
Loans and Discounts, personal or col-
lateral $113,388 92
Loans, real estate 39,686 79
Overdrafts 1,350 36
Real Estate (banking house) 9,500 00
Furniture and Fixtures 3,216 34
Due from Approved Reserve
Agents, net $25,187 20- 25,167 20
Cash Items $ 120 00
Currency 8,381 00
Specie 5,843 58- 14,314 58
Other Resources as follows: Interest
in State Guaranty Fund 976 94
Total $207,581 13
Capátal Stock paid in $ 50,0W 00
Surplus Fund 12,500 00
Undivided Profits, net. 4,090 21
Individual Deposits, subject to check 125,990 92
Bills Payable and Rediscounts 15,000 00
Total $207,581 1$
State of Texas, County of Houston.
We, W. H. Denny u president, and D. O. Kiess-
ling as cashier of said bank, each of us, do solemn-
ly swear that the above statement is true to the
best of our knowledge and belief.
W. H. DENNY, President.
D. 0. KIESSLING, Cashier.
Sworn and subscribed to before me this 10th day
of June. A. D. 1911.
Witness my hand and notarial seal on the date
last aforesaid. J. W. Hail, Notary Public.
Correct—Attest: G. Q. KING,
W. A. NORRIS,
GEO. W. CROOK.
Seventeen Deaths in Crockett in
'Tis said only the good die young.
We know this to be a fact in this
case, as we kill only the youngest
and best of everything in meats.
We solicit your patronage and are
ever ready to please.
Tell Us "Your Wants.
Crockett Market Co.
On tHe Square.
or the music made by the field or
garden, or forest choir. In a
rq^m in this house lies an old
woman whose sun of life after
slowly sloping toward the west,
is now about to fall like a golden
goblet in the great Pacific of eter-
nity. She has seen the flowers
bloom and the green foliage smile
upon the trees nearly eighty-seven
years. 1 need not tell you who
it is. You will recognize her at
once.' It is my mother; and this
is what she said to me when on
arrival I tenderly threw my arms
about her. ''For something like
80 years I have been a Christian,
and have led the love life of the
Lord. I have all along • these
years been ready, and am now
ready to go to Heaven when God
wants me to go. Until then I
will rest content." There is no
ache, no pain; simply a fading
away on the border-land of time,
to open fresh and fair and beauti-
ful in the garden of the Eternal
City. This is a comforting
thought to many for miles around
who know of her benevolences,
her gentle deeds and her purity of
heart, both during the war and
since. Many who read these lines
will hear again the click of the
latch on the front gate, the careful
foot-fall on the long doorsteps,
and the half reluctant tap on the
door. They will be back again at
"The Old Home," and there will
gather nuts beneath giant boughs,
trace the rabbit in the snow, and
catch the reflected gjory of perch
or silver side. The mothers of
some still live; the mothers of
others are not. There is no
lovelier town in Texas than
Crockett. More houses are
needed. The town received its
name from "Old Davy," who,
as I have understood, camped
within three hundred yards of
where the home of my mother
now stands on his ill-fated journey
from Nacogdoches to the Alamo.
L. N. Cooper,
In Hillsboro Mirror.
The Directors of the Texas State
Fair at Dallas have authorized
the construction of a Dairy build-
ing. The building is to cost $20,-
000, will be 20 by 100 feet and
will contain twenty stalls with
rooms for weighing food and test-
ing milk and butter.
REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF THE
First National Bank
In the State of Texas, at the close of business.
June 7th, 1911.
Loans and Discounts $ 74,963 93
Overdrafts, secured and unsecured 391 31
U. S. Bonds to secure circulation 6,250 00
Furniture and Fixtures 1,858 00
Due from State and Private Banks and
Bankers, Trust Companies, and Sav-
ings Banks 101 63
Due from approved Reserve Agents 8,266 22
Checks and other Cash Items. 49 90
Notes of other National Banks 275 00
Fractional Paper Currency, Nickels and
Cents 334 93
Lawful Money Reserve in Bank, viz:
Specie $6,572 90
Legal-tender notes 425 00— 6,997 90
Redemption fund with U. S. Treasurer (5
per cent of circulation) ! 312 50
Total $99.801 32
Capital stock paid in $ 25,000 00
Surplus fund 2,750 00
Undivided Profits, less Expenses and
Taxes paid 2,763 85
National Bank Notes outstanding 6,250 Ov
Individual Deposits subject to check 54,544 82
Time certificates of deposit 8,171 70
Cashier's checks outstanding 220 95
Reserved for Taxes 100.00
Total $99.801 32
State of Texas, County of Houston, ss:
I, W. C. Page, Cashier of the above-named bank,
do solemnly swear that the above statement is
true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
W. C. PAGE, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 13th day
of June, 1911.
SAM H. SHARP, Notary Public.
Correct-Attest: J. O. MONDAY,
H. H. LARUE,
W. B. COLLINS,
Economical Vehicle Luxury
Carriage hire counts up. Why not own your own
vehicle? It will soon pay for itself and give you<
pleasure and satisfaction all the time.
We have a line of new ones that leaves little to be
desire J. Every one stylish and worthy. If you knew
how little we asked for a really good buggy, road-
wagon or surrey, you would become a vehicle
Let's get. together and talk it over.
T. J. Waller
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