The Knox County News (Knox City, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 7, Ed. 1 Friday, March 6, 1908 Page: 1 of 6
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KNOX CITY, KNOX COUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY, MARCH. 6, 1908.
Hon. D. J. Neill, State President Farmers Union, Will Speak at Gillespie
School House, Saturday Night, March 7. All Are Invited to Hear Him.
MRS. R. E. BELL.
* A Daughter of the Late Judge Mor-
gan Dies Unexpectedly at the
Morgan Home in this City.
Perhaps the saddest death that
has ever occurred in Knox City
was that of Mrs. R. E. Bell, of
Munday, which occurred at the
home of her mother, Mrs. Mor-
gan, last Saturday afternoon at
5 o'clock. Mrs. Bell had come
over from her home in Munday
ssveral days before her father
died to be with him in his last
days and after the burial of her
distinguished father on Tuesday
she was not able to return home.
Her devoted husband and chil-
dren remained at her bedside,
but did not realize that she was
so near death's door until she
breathed her last and the shock
was almost unbearable to them,
for the mother, husband and chil-
dren were very much devoted to
each other, perfect happiness al-
ways reigning supreme in their
home. Like her distinguished
father, she was known and loved
by an inunmerable host and when
the news camá from the sick
room, a gloom of deep sorrow
and regret came over the entire
The funeral services were held
at. the Baptist church Sunday af-
ternoon at 3 o'clock, the church
being filled to its full canacity by
sorrowing friends and relatives.
Rev. J. A. Mays, pastor of the
Munday Baptist church, preached
the funeral sermon, taking as his
theme, the Resurection. His re-
marks were full of truths and
gave to the heart-broken family
and sorrowing friends much com-
fort. Mrs. Bell was a devout
Christian and an earnest and
faithful worker in her church.
Her pastor paid her a high and
beáutiful tribute in reviewing
her work in the church and her
devotion to her husband, children
After the funeral services at
the church, under the auspices of
the Eebekhas, the remains were
conducted to the I. O. O. F. cem-
etery, followed by a large pro-
cessson, and there lain to rest.
The burial ceremony was beauti-
ful and impressive, the grave
being lined with white, and the
casket, also, pure white, emblem-
atic of the pure Christian life the
departed one had lived.
Mrs. Bell was very popular at
her home in Munday and a large
crowd came over from there to
give comforf to the heart-broken
husband and children, and to pay
their last respects to their de-|
parted friend. It was a sad
scene, indeed, for the husband
and two little children to give up
the dear wife and mother, and]
the deep sympathy of all their
friends and acquaintances goes;
out to them in this hour of great
sorrow and grief.
Mrs. Bell was a daughter of
Judge and Mrs. J. M. Morgan
and was born 33 years ago in
Ellis county. She came to Knox
county w.th her parents 22 years
ago and was married to R. E.
Bell ten years ago. She leaves
to mourn her death, besides a
host of relatives and friends, her
husband and two children, Mad-
ison and Sula, age 9 and 7. May
they so live as to meet their dear
mother in that beautiful home
F. E. ADAMS IN ST. LOUIS.
He Is a Guest at a Big Banquet and
One of Numerous Speakers.
Hamilton Brown Shoe Com-
pany methods, its fairness and
loyalty to customers, the quality
of its wares, were dwelt on by
merchants from Tennessee, Ne-
braska, Arkansas, Mississippi,
Texas, Missouri and Kentucky,
who were guests at a banquet
under direction of the various
Southern salesmen of that com-
pany, given at the Mercantile
Club in St. Louis Tuesday.
A. D. Brown, head of the firm
and one of its founders, was paid
personal tributes by men, some
of whom have been dealing with
the firm for the past 30 years.
Judge Brown of Olive Branch,
Texas, told how A. D. Brown, no
relative, went to Mississippi in
early life, and as a retail mer-
chan^amassed $13,000, the nu-
cleus of the capital from which
the present Hamilton Brown es-
tablishment has grown—an es-
tablishment which employs more
than 5000 persons, with a pay-
roll of $50,000 a week. He spoke
feelingly of Mr. Brown's philan-
thropy, his aid to worthy busi-
ness men, financially straitened.
He declared such a man could
know naught but activity.
"When he has passed above,"
said Judge Brown, "instead of
making shoes for us, he'll be
making golden slippers for the
The sentiment was loudly ap-
A. D. Brown, toastmaster,
spoke of his early career and the
motto of his house. "Concentra-
tion, fairness and thoroughness."
He said thero were 220 stock-
holders in the concern, and its
success was as much due to their
co-operation as to anything he
had contributed. ^
Among some dozen others who
spoke was F. E. Adams of Knox
W. R. Moore of the Gillespie
community shipped a lot of fat
beev«s to the Fort Worth market
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We are busy opening up the largest
and best selected stock of Spring
Goods ever brought to Knox City.
Call in and look for yourself.
Knox . City . Mercantile
"The Fastest Growing Store in the West."
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