The Knox County News (Knox City, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 8, Ed. 1 Friday, March 13, 1908 Page: 1 of 6
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THE KNOX COUNTY NEWS.
KNOX CITY, KNOX COUNTY. TEXAS, FRIDAY, MAUCII 13, 1908.
Don't Forget the Bailey Meeting at Knox City Saturday Night, March 14th.
WACO ANTI-BAÍLY MEETING.
Chairman of the Bailey Campaign
Committee Comments Upon it.
Hon. Clarence Ousiey, chair-
man of the Railey campaign com-
mittee, in speaking of the anti-
Bailey meeting: at Waco says in
After weeks of agitation and
organization, beating the tom-
tom up and down the highways
and in the brush, appointing del
egates by the score wherever two
or three men could get together
to name people, with or without
their consent; to go to Waco, and
often naming men who were
either wholly out of sympathy
with the movement or were de-
voted friends of Mr. Bailey, the
Waco hate meeting secured the
attendance of only some GOO del-
egates out of the 400,000 poll tax
voters of Texas, wit 1 represen-
tatives from only thirteen out of
the thirl y one senatorial districts,
and not one-fifth of the 240 court-
ties of Texas n presented at all.
A Bailey meeting held anywhere
in Texas on three days' notice,
would attract more than that
number of visitors from adjoin-
ing counties, and as soon as the
campaign opens we shall witness
the difference between the fren-
zy of hate and the enthusiasm of
The platform of the conven-
tion is surprisingly tame, and
this is an indication that the
leaders of the movement have
taken counsel of public reproach
and will seek in some degree to
disguise their bitterness. For
this much the people are thank-
fi^, and if the campaign may be
pursued along this line, there is
reason to hope the Democracy of
the state will have the opportu-
nity to se tie the question in the
calm judgment and serious delib-
eration which it deserves.
The sincerety of many of these
men is not to be questioned.
Some of them have been poison-
ed in mind by the misrepresen-
tation of the anti-Bailey leaders;
some belong to that class of icon-
oclatts who are never content un-
less they are engaged in the de-
struction of men of high station;
some belong to that class who
believe the success of greater
men is due to chicanery, and that
the thrift which enables men to
accumulate enough to take care
of them in their old age is a
crime; others, and this is the
greater class, are men who have
no respect for party organiza-
tion, for the will cf the majority,
for the rule of the people. Con
sidering the several elements
from which the opposition is re-
cruited, it is remarkable that it
has not attracted a larger fallow-
ing, and it is a tribute to the in-
telligent Democracy of Texas and
the fair-dealing citizenship of the
state that the movement, which
seemed to the fearsome to be a
gathering of a great storm, had
drawn unto itself no more than
I half a thousand of the envious,
the jealous, the disappointed and
the hypocritical of this great
state. Now that the movement
has takén tangible form and has
presumed to dignify itself by or-
ganization, the friends of Mr.
Bailey, who rre the friends of
Democratic organization, of wise
statesmanship and obedience to
the people's will, no longer wi 1
delay to meet organization by or-
ganization and to settle before
the Democrats of this state the
vital question of whether the
man elected to the United States
senate, acknowledged to be one
of the greatest intellects of his
age i nd blameless in his record
of efficient service in the peo-
ple's interest, is to be forever
annoyed by a senseless clamor
and whether the party is to be
always distracted and the peace
of the state disturbed, in order
that a few disappointed and de-
feated politicians may keep them-
selves in the public eye.
Reports from different parte of
the counrv say that th<; recent
cold snap did no serious damage,
and it is thought by farmers that
the fruit crop sull'ered little in-
jury, if any.
Mr. B. V. Arnold, represent-
ing the Farm and Ranch and
Holland's Magazine, is in the
city for a few days, and called
on this office yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Adams
have returned from St. Louis
where they have been buying
the spring stock of goods for F.
E. Adams & Co.
Remember the call for Bailey
meeting at the Knox City public
school building': omorrow night.
With this issue I retire from
the News as editor and publish-
er. Mr. E. B. Anterberry, for-
merly editor of the News, as-
sumes editorship and publisher
with the next issue. He is well
known among these people and
neede no introduction. We be-
speak for him a liberal patron-
age and a splendid newspaper
career among those prosperous
and enterprising people.
I sever my connection with the
News with regrets. The splen-
did patronage the Daper has re-
ceived makes it a desirable coun-
try paper from a financial stand-
point and the fact ihai Knox City
is sure to be a town of much
largec proportions than at pres-
ent makes it all the more desir-
able. Thanking the merchants
of Knox City and the public gen-
erally for their kindness and lib-
eral patronage, I am
For a big spring business is what we are doing at the Busy Big Store of the Knox City Mercan-
tile Co. Our buyer has just returned from a visit to most of the leading manufacturers of the East,
and he tells us that we can without hesitancy promtse the people of Knox City and the surrounding
country that our spring stock now arriving, will surpass any stock of merchandise ever brought to
this part of the country. Every train and express coming into Knox City is bringing us our full share
of the newest creations brought out by the leading designers of the United States and Europe. With-
in a very few days our stock will be thoroughly complete and every department in our big city store
will be highly represented in this wonderful showing of everything that's new, shapely and suggest-
ive of spring. We invite you to our store, the oftener you come the better we will like you. Make
our house your home as well as your shopping place. We guarantee absolute satisfaction on every
purchase made in our store, or money refunded.
— imyii,ii U'iHtfllt,
Come in and see our new spring Millinery.
We have secured the services oí Miss Orene
Bowman who has already showed the people
of this community her ability as an artist trim-
mer. Come in and see her and she will show
you all that's new.
The Knox City
"The Fastest Growing Store in the West"
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Satterwhite, Lee. The Knox County News (Knox City, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 8, Ed. 1 Friday, March 13, 1908, newspaper, March 13, 1908; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth178932/m1/1/: accessed July 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.