Bell County Democrat (Belton, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 47, Ed. 1 Friday, May 29, 1908 Page: 1 of 4
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' THE DEMOCRAT
fdklUkei All tlw News
All the TIm
50 CENTS THE YEAR.
BELL COUNTY DEMOCRAT.
PUBLISHED TWICE .A. WEEK.
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•f the irast State ef Texas
BELTON, TEXAS, FRIDAY. MAY 29, 1908
BELL COUNTY NEWS NOTES.
It is the purpose of the Demo-
crat some time during the com-
ing month to invite all the cor-
respondents and their sweet-
hearts to meet at the Democrat
office and have "an outing with" us
at Midway. This is mainly for
the purpose of affording an op-
portunity for the girls and boys
who help us edit the Democrat
to get acquainted with each oth-
er. And beside this, the inana-
ager and stockholders of the Dem-
ocrat are anxious to meet all the
correspondents of the paper.
All the correspondents must
send in their name and postoffice
address at once so that we can
mail them further announcement
From Cedar Creek.
As Teddy II and Lady Friend did
not come last week we will come
We didn't get much news, Jake
and Pete had to shock oats while
pa and big bud run the reaper, so
we didn't get around to see what
other people were doing.
The farmers are all busy with
There was a party at Mr. Swind-
le's Wednesday night. We think
everybody had a nice time. We
know Jake and Pete did.
Mr. Will Berry is building him a
new house. We can all guess what
Say, Miss Nettie, you must not
be fussing at Teddy about what
Jake and Pete said about you. Ted-
dy may talk out of one side of his
mouth but Jake and Pete talks
Mr. Berry made a flying trip to
Pump Post, you must be mistak-
en about who Teddy is for we think
we know Teddy and he sure has
got bear feet.
No, no, Sweethearts, Jake and
Pete don't think they are mistaken
about knowing you but probably
you don't remember us as we were
little boys when you saw us last.
Mr. Alfred Palmer and Claud
Hambrick from Old Troy were on
the creek one day last week.
John and Elmer McCrary, Car-
rol Brasher and Roy Finch attend-
ed a party at Mr. Myers on Pep-
per's Creek Wednesday night. They
report a nice time.
The Cjsdar Creek girls are al-
ways glad when their stamps give
out so as to have an excuse to meet
the mail carrier. Jake and Pete
don't like that a bit.
Success to The Democrat and its
Jake and Pete.
ent enough to run two dollar games
at the same time.
Most of the men and boys of this
community spent Sunday evening
in going to the rivers and watching
the water rise.
Our creek had about an 8 or 9
foot rise in it Sunday and about the
same amount of back water Mon-
We are sure well pleased by hav-
ing the pleasure of getting the
Democrat twice a week instead of
Say, Mr. Editor, we cordially in-
vite you out when the mud dries up
to help us chop cotton and recuper-
ate in our beautiful sunshine and
Well I have taxed my brains to
the limit and got all it is capable of
telling, so I had better quit.
Once more we have landed on
the safe side, after combating with
high winds, rains and floods.
The farmers certainly made use
of the dry weather last week, try-
ing to exterminate the grass from
their cotton fields and complete the
harvesting of their grain. But the
rain come Saturday night which
was a few days too soon for them.
Mrs. Sam Porter of Belton, was
out visiting her brother, R. L. Ha-
ney and family one day last week.
Some of the boys in this vicinity
went to the cream supper at W. A.
Frazier's in Three Forks Tuesday
night. They reported a good time.
" N , In reply to the Two Old Bache-
-•^irs of Elm Grove, we will say yes,
we sure would be glad to get ac-
quainted with the Ugly Widow as,
we make widows a specialty.
Mr. J. W. Porter of Belton has
been spending several days with
R. L. Haney.
Mrs. John Campbell spent sev-
eral days last week with her par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Carpenter,
on Dog Ridge.
The debate at this place Satur-
day night was very much enjoyed
by those present. The subject was:
"Resolved that there is more pleas-
ure in pursuit than in possession."
The negative side won. We will
meet again Saturday night the 6th
of June for the purpose of organiz-
ing a literary in which everybody
is invited to come and take part
with us. We will also have a pro-
gram for that night.
Misses Phillips of Post Oak and
McBeath of Belton were the guests
' of Mrs. Phillips a few days this
We thought Sunday morning that
we was going to become in need of
a Noah's Ark from the way the wa-
ter began to surround us, caused by
the heavy downpour of rain which
did a great deal of damage by
washing the lands.
W. A. Frazier and family of
As we heard that the "Old Maid"
of Elm Grove is "so very lonesome"
we thought that we "Three Old
Maids" would come in the corres-
pondent's circle to cheer her up.
You had better be careful about
those "Two Old Bachelors."
There was a Farmers' Union
speaking here last Saturday night
by Mr. Smith and there was such
a large attendance that the house
would hardly hold them.
Lost—by a brown-eyed girl, a
ruby set out of Mr. Leonard Doo-
ley's ring. Finder please return to
her as we are sure she would be
Miss Sophie Fitspatrick of Waco
was a visitor of Mr. and Mrs. Alvah
Ferguson the past week.
Miss Inez Love received a photo
of her future husband. He is a
Miss Myrtle Love spent Satur-
urday afternoon with Miss Fairy
Little Carl and Sparks Fisher
were very sick Friday but are bet-
Mr. Sam Love was looking very
sad Sunday as he didn't get to see
Miss Mary Ann and Bertha May
Gilbert spent Saturday night with
Miss Martha Jane Ballard.
Mr. Oscar Love was very sick
Saturday, but we are glad to say he
is better now.
Mr. Bryel Ferguson must not
have drank any coffee for supper
Since the rain the crops have
come out and are looking better.
A certain girl of this community
got a post card the other day as a
| medal for being the "Champion
Flirt" of Sulphur Springs.
The cotton is up and will soon be
ready to chop.
Mr. J. P. Fisher of Bartlett visit-
ed Mr. R. Fisher and family a few
As it has been so muddy we
couldn't hitch old Beck to our cart
to gather up the news, but hope to
have more news next time.
"Three Old Maids."
Some of the boys went to Lit
tie River Sunday evening.
Marvin says that it will take
some girls longer than two days to
get his father's consent to mortgage
Ellis is real anxious for the river
to get fordable.
Mr. Prater took a load of pota-
toes to town Tuesday.
We "Old Bachelors" are very
anxious to meet Timid Maid and
have been wondering it we could
put the "skiddo" to Clarence Mc-
As the river was up Herbert had
to go around by the bridge Sunday
to make his regular call.
Millie Lisenbe is visiting in our
community this week.
Nora Boyls of Belle Plains spent
Tuesday . night and Wednesday
with Myrtle Prater.
As we know the "Leap Year Las-
sies" wil send in a few dots we will
bring our chat to a close.
In the conclusion we want to say
that we are glad that the Demo-
crat is improving so fast that it has
to issue two papers weekly and if
we "Two Old Bachelors" should
leave home we should mant
The Democrat to follow us up for it
always brings the news from home.
"Two Old Bachelors."
As the good Lord has spared our
lives through another week and we
have been able to collect a few dots
we will send them in to the dear old
The health in our community is
not very good.
Mrs. J. C. Harville has been on
the sick list.
Mr. J. C. Harville marketed the
first roasting ears for this season
Grandma Hannon happened to a
sad accident last Monday while
down in the lot gathering eggs. A
horse ran against her knocking her
down and breaking her leg just
above the knee.' She is getting
along as well as could be expected.
Hugh Hannon and Miss Rachel
Owens received a shower bath
while returning from the debate at
Summers Mill Saturday night.
Mr. Dock Hannon of Ft. Worth
is visiting his mother, Mrs. Fan-
Mack Sherrod and Harden Har-
ville attended the commencement
at Holland Wednesday night.
Mrs. Mary Adams of Miles was
called to the bedside of her mother,
Mrs. Hannon on account of a very
serious accident. f
Arthur Mullins of Kidway was
Goose Neck News.
Health of the community very
good. Had a fine rain last night.
It done a great deal of damage to
Brother Allen preached at Mr.
Chas. Brown's Saturday night. The
sermon was enjoyed very much by
all who atended.
There were a few disappointed
today by not getting to go to preach
ing at Salado.
Mr. Mit Waldon was visiting in
Chalk Ridge today.
Mr. Jeff French happened to a
bad misfortune last night while
coming back from the W. 0. W. of
Prairie Dell. His horse ran into
the wire fence and cut his leg bad-
Mr. B. Shannon and Mr. Wylie
French visited the home of Mr. B.
Maynard this afternoon.
Miss Goldie spent the day at her
brother's D. Maynard.
Mrs. John Lancaster spent Sun-
day evening at Mrs. R.^W. Wesson's
Miss Daisy Wesson has returned
home from her trip near Bartlett.
Mr. Charlie Blaylock has been
visiting his sister, Mrs. E. H. Cane
o|f Chalky Ridge.
Mr. Gus Moore of Moreville is
visiting his kinfolks, Mr. Joe
Say, what has become of Collar
Isn't it nice to receive the Demo-
crat twice a week, instead of once?
We wish the Editor success in his
Mrs. C. C. Hollowell visited Mrs.
T. F. Carpenter Tuesday evening.
Mr. Hill and family of Kerr coun
ty are guests of Ed McCaseen and
Mr. T. F. Carpenter and daugh-
ter, Mrs. Campbell of Summers
Mill visited his brother and family
who lives in Nolan Valley one day
Mrs. Joe Carpenter and little
daughter, spent the day Tuesday
with her mother, Mrs. Harry Wire-
Grandma Thompson was a caller
at Mrs. McCaslin's, Tuesday even-
Mr. Dockum, wha has been very
sick is very much improved, we are
glad to say.
Mr. C. C. Hollowel went to Tem-
ple Monday on business.
Mrs. T. F. Carpenter was called
fo the bedside of her little grand-
son, Aubrey, Mr. and' Mrs. Harve
Carpenter's child, who is very ill.
Some of the young folks from
here attended the debate at Mc-
Dowell, Friday night and report a
Miss Maggie Thompson was the
guest of the Misses Alsups in Bel-
ton Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. Lou Cook of Belton is vis-
it ing her sister, Mrs. T. F. Carpen-
As the weather was so unfav-
orable, there was no preaching
Saturday night and Sunday.
Mr. William Cox lost about
in our community Saturday even-(three fhousand bundles of oats in
ing. the ove/$°w.
Some of the Elm Grove boys I Miss Minnie Medlin who has
stooped in at Mr. /Harville's Sat- been atten*^n£ school at Temple re-
urday night to Kiss th* shower I turned to home last week,
bath. / /' I Misses Ora ^nd Winnie Sander-
A couole or'boys this place lerford of Knujjm- are visiting rela-
attended 9**?. c*a,™ sttPPer at tives here th
Three JeifvBov;_ *ndfam-i I Some of the oeonl t here at"
Mt-^sf • fami]y spent Itended th#> r Ppe fr°nynt Exer-
Some of the youag folks are at-
tending the Methodist meeting in
Killeen this week?
Mr, Arthur Sanderford from near
Killeen is visiting his parents this
It seems like some of the girl's
around here are taking advantage
of Leap Year as there were sev-
eral wedings last week.
Mr. Earl Cross of Taylor is visit
ing relatives here this week.
Mr. George Sutton and wife of
Belton visited relatives here Sat-
urday and Sunday.
Miss Katie Ree Sanders of Oena-
ville visited here last week.
Aunt Martha Cox who has ben
sick for the past two weeks
ses at Salado fircf 7u ' week-
Little River News.
I do enjoy reading the Demo-
crat for I think it such a fine
The river has-' btj^n rising
some this week but" is falling
Little River, Three Forks and
Wilson Valley are going to have
a Sunday school picnic in June.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Steely's
baby has been quite'sick but is
The farmers are very busy
harvesting their grain.
We "were glad to learn that
Ross Wells was at |church Sun-
The farmers certainly had
long faces during the high water.
Mrs. E. A. McFarland has
been sick but is improving.
Miss Bessie Wofford was over
at Little River one day this week.
Well, as this is my first at-
tempt I will ring off, with best
wishes to the many feeders of
Snake Bitten, f
John Kolls, a germ an farmer
on Nolan creek a few miles above
the city, while in town Saturday
reported a snake bite hareceived
about two weeks ago. The hand
he was showing Saturday proved
the. truthfulness of.J£\ jstfafce*
menf. fle said that he was pull-
ing weeds on the bank of the
creek for his hogs, and in doing
so he encroached upon the peace-
ful slumber of some unknown
serpent, and being aroused it
struck him on the hand. The
wound gave Mr. Kolls considera-
ble trouble, his whole arm swell-
ing to undue proportion, and
had just now reduced to normal.
This is the second attack of
snakes reported last week
Dr. Randolph of Little River
was in the city last Saturday
and spoke of the experience the
farmers in that country are get-
ting in holding cotton. Quite
a lot was held for higher prices
there, [and upon examination the
cotton in the bale was found to
have rotted under the ties. From
twentyfive to two hundred
pounds was found to be rotted
in every bale. The decay was
so great that it was necessary
to start the gin at Little River
and repack the bulk of cotton on
hand in that community. The
gin ran about all last week clean-
ing and repacking the staple.
While in conversation on the
street here one day this week
Judge John B. D. Durrettfainted
and fell. He was at once taken
to Henry Head's drug store
where he collapsed the second
time. Friends were with him,
physicians were called and under
medical treatment he soon suffi-
ciently recovered as to be able to
go home. Mr. Durrett had not
been well for several days and
going around might of had some-
thing to do with bringing on the
trouble. He is better at this
On last Wednesday morning
at Hunter's corner, after having
had some difference about a sad
die City Attorney Jim Hair and
Westley Haynes met and en-
gaged in an indian hug fight.
Haynes passed the first lick,
striking Haif in the face, there-
upon they clinched and a clinch
it was, taking about six men to
separate them. No damage was
done except a few bruises about
the face and body of the com-
Three Forks came over to spend,
Saturday night and Sunday wi<n'e uay Sunday with Mr r'Vt"'" I1u rne literary at naite"8 noit^ came away before
his parents but had to remain i I en be and family. * Lls" lday night and reoort!^ f-ey .Fr" - £ adjourned. His reason
till Tuesday on account 9! £* John Parker is back from a L There will be^a ml** Vim€* vent8f£ "M'ning was that be saw
water bound. " tin where he haVk-L > ?P Aus" here at the C: . m«et ng begun
There was a large,-. (famlljr. * has been Vis't!ng hisjday and coStfclLchl!rch ThurS.
visiting his /day anH "'I.- ptlst churc
Had The Rabbit
Beuna V. Russell returned
Wednesday from Ft. Worth,
where he attended the demo-
cratic state convention Tuesday,
A ^came away before the con-
ventual Vning was that
for retu *;? faction had the rab-
the Bailt KEMP was noth*ng 'or
The June term of the district
court will commence next Mon-
day, the first. The non-jury
docket will be called next week
consequently there is no jury.
Suits Filed in District Court.
Rufe Bigham vs M. K. & T.
Ry Co, personal injury.
The Michigan Trust Co. vs W.
A. Messer, debt.
The Michigan Trust Co vs T.
C. Marrison et al.
L. C. Pool vs H. A. Barnwell,
Mary D. Pai-ker vs Jeg Parker
L. C. Martin vs B' A. Contfell.
County court will commence
next Monday, the first of June
with the following as jurors:
G. W. Caskey, Salado,
Arthur Hewett, Temple,
J. M. Knowls,
L. J. Dooley,
Will Cummings, "
B. Martin, Pendleton ville,
J. L. McLin, Rogers,
C. S. White, Belton,
Sam Jones, "
J. M. Jenkins, Oenaville,
G. H. Greenway, • "
E. D. French, Killeen,
J. F. Brothers, "
C. E. Maedgen, Troy.
The sum of $2500 in favor of
the Ottumwa Bridge Co., was or-
dered paid for bridge material,
which has now arrived. This
payment was made according to
contract made with said com-
Ordered that county superin-
tendent Grissom be paid his one
quarter salary amounting to $375.
County treasurer ordered to
have some repairs .made on the
county jail. The court adjourned
last Saturday and not much doing
this week. Judge Butler and
Commissioner Vernon went to
Seotett-Wednesday to look aiter
a bridge. Commissioners Den-
man, Dickey, Davis, and Deptuty
County Clerk White went to Sa-
lado for the same purpose.
Its proceedingsin latter part of
last week were examining and
approving Confederate pensions.
The pensioners were Fannie V.
Polly, Mrs. Anerevre Hall, J. B.
Kidd, J. G. Whitsett, and Mrs.
Several tax errors were cor-
Bell county court house bonds
Nos. 25, 26, 27, 28, 20, 80, 31, 82,
S3, 34 and 35 for $1000, each, have
been paid off by the court they
were ordered canceled and burn-
ed in the presence of the court.
Real Estate Transfers.
W. A. Green et ux to W. J.
Lee, 80 acres ouf of the M. Hunt
survey. Bell county, 4,500.
J. F. Hand et al to J. I. Maed-
gen, 75 acres out of the T.
Hughes league, Bell county,
W. T. Wofford et ux to D. B.
Anderson, 26 acres out of the
W. W. Davis survey, Bell coun-
M. V. Moore et vir to E L
Miller, lot 5, blk D, Bentley ad-
dition to Temple, $151.
J R Honea to Frances Hoffman,
N 75 feet lot 2, blk 57, original
town of Temple, $17.50.
W B Newby et ux to I. W.
Arnold, lot 2, blk 1, Chapman's
addition to Temple, $25,00.
Mrs N. Meeks to C J Harrison
lot 10, blk 7, also four feet of
lot 9, '.blk 7, Barclay's addition
to Temple, $1250.
L^e Sherrcll to New Central
Hotel Co. lot 1, 2 and 3, blk 15,
Temple Water Works Co to
City of Temple water system,
S A Hughes to Mrs. M. M.
Borders, 643 acres Washington
P. Reese survey, $17,050.
Prospects For New Rural Route.
An enterprising farmer, J. A.
Stokes of Tednessee Nalley, was
in the city one day this week and
spoke of the prospects of getting
a new rural route through that
country. His statement was
that since the first rise in the
river about 40 days ago, which
took out a bridge on that route,
they have been unable to get but
little or no mail. An effort is
now being made to have a new
route established taking in Ten-
nessee Valley, Beerock and
Morgan neighborhoods. An in-
spector is looked for about the
first of next week to go over the
proposed route and if found
practical probably will be es-
An Impressive Service.
A large congregation assem-
bled last night at the Christian
church of this city on the occa-
sion of the ordination of W. M.
Williams, superintendent of the
Taylor public schools, to the
sacred office of the gosj)el minis-
try. The theme chosen by the
pastor, Rev. Walter P. Jennings,
was most timely and appropriate,
"The Significance of the Gospel
Ministry." The closing para-
graphs were of special force.
The preachers'great business is
to proclainffirst, the facts, sec-
ond, the commands, and third,
the promises of the gospel. The
sermon throughout was one of
splendid power and eloquence.
At the close of the sermon, the
candidate for ordination advan-
ced to the front seat to answer a
series of questions propounded
by the pastor. Then in the
presence of the congreation the
candidate knelt and the ordain-
ing prayer was offered by Elder
A. J. McCarty, during the laying
on the hands of eldership. This
solemn and impressive ceremony
was concluded by a touching ad-
dress of the pastor to the newly
For several years, Mr. Wil-
liams has been the efficient and
popular superintendent of the
city's public schools, during
which time he has filled, with
signal acceptance, the office of
elder in the Christian church.
After the benediction the Rev.
W. M. Williams was given an
ovation by his fellow worshipers,
who united in extending cordial
congratulations <^nd expressing
prayerful wishes for the bless-
ing of the head of the church
upon his official ministry.—Tay-
Some weeks ago the Democrat
printed the announcement that
Rev. Williams had resigned the
superintendency of the Taylor
public schools to eriter the Chris-
tian ministry and had accepted
the pastorate of the chu>ch at
Belton. It will be only a short
time now till Mr. Williams will
move his family^
begin active work in his church.
The people of Belton will wel-
come this most excellent gentle-
man and his family to the city.
Belton Residence Damaged.
The heavest rain in many years
fell here last Saturday night and
Sunday morning and was accom-
panied by lighting and thunder.
The residence of Tom Moffat
was struck by lighting about 5 o-
clock Sunday morning. Thechim-
ney of the residence was split
and about eight feet of it fell
down. The electric light globes in
the house were broken to pieces
and the wall paper badly dam-
aged, probably to the extent
sufficient to cause repairing of
the house throughout. Fortunatly
none of the family were hurt. •
Cotton is now being sold rap-
idly in some places. A local
buyer here reported Sunday
that within the last few days
he had bought between three
and five hundred bales at Kil-
Some new books just received
at the library:
The Old Dominion, Paige.
Santa Fe's Partner, Janvier.
Ten to Seventeen, Bacon.
Love Letters of a Musician,
The Four Pools Mystery,
The Barrier, Rex Bench.
Romance of An Old Fashioned
This, including last week's
list, is only a partial list of books
yet to come in the next two or
three weeks. These are a dona-
tion from the Wednesday club.
It is to this and the Library club
that the reading public is in-
debted for books. Their mis-
sion is to do good and give pleas-
ure. A noble axample and
worthy of emulation.
After June 1st the Library
hours will be in the morning in-
stead of the afternoon.
Two years and a half ago
a negro by the name of Harve
Brown 'was serving a term
at the county farm and escaped.
All this time .Ihe negro had been
at large succeeding in eluding
the officers. Finally his where-
abouts become known and Dept.
Sheriff Wiley Fisher walked in
on him at Somerville before he
arose from his bed and returned
to Belton one day this week with
THE LOCAL MARKET.
Wednesday, May 28,1908.
Etfga> 8 1-3 to !9 cts per doz.
Hens $3.00 to 93.25 pec doz.
Fryers 2.40 to 3.00 per doz.
Turkeys 5 to 0 cts per lb.
Butter 9 to 20 ctg per lb.
Butter fat 20 cts per lb.
Country sausage 10c per lb.
Wheat 1.15 to 1.20 per bu.
Corn 65 to 70 cts per bu.
Oats 45 to 52 cts per bu.
Hay 7.00 to 8.00 per ton.
Pecans 2 3-4 to 3 cts per lb.
Hogs 4 to 4 3-4 per lb.
Cattle on foot 2 to 2 l-4c per lb.
Sweet potatoes 75 cts per bu.
Wood 3.00 per cord.
Wood, cedar 3.00 to 4.00 per cord.
Green Hides 2c per lb.
Spot Cotton. ~
Local Spots, baSis 10 3-4
Death of W. M. Aden.
On Tuesday last about 10
o'clock in the morning, W. M.
Vaden died at his home near
Sparta. Mr. Vaden was a man,
we learn, about forty-five years
of age, whose death leaves his
children only, his wife having
died some years before. The
casket was sent out to the home
Tuesday evening turnished by
the Eads Robinson Co., of the
city. Mr. Hosey Robinson was
called also to embalm the body to
await the arrival of some of the
children who live in the Terri-
tory. Not until the arrival of
those children will a decision
be reached as to where will be
interment of deceased.
It is reported that Deputy
County Clerk White caught a
tremendous fish last Wednesday
and that in the excitement of
landing the fish there was some
displacement of water and that
both White and the fish are
resting well at this report. The
"resting well" is the strange
part of the story, usually a man
has no more rest after he lands a
A letter was received by some
'ne % SitVa few days, ago
rom Bentley Miles, who is now
with the Wells-Fargo Express
Co., at New Orleans and is doing
well. The letter stated that he
had recently, been transferred
to the San Francisco office of the
Charged with Forgery.
Jim Tasson, an Italian suppos-
ed to be from Kansas City, was
lodged in jail here recently,
charged with forgery. It is al-
leged that he attempted to cash a
check at Temple, bearing a forg-
ed endorsement, one that was not
intended when given to be cashed.
He was committed to jail by the
Justice court in Temple to await
the action of the grand jury.
One day this week while Ford
Bangle, son of the grocer, Cam
Bangle, was delivering papers,
the horse he was riding fell,
throwing Ford to the ground and
in the fall he caught with his
hand, severely spraining the
wrist which put him out of the
use of his arm for several clays.
An Auspicious Opening.
When the Houston Post spoke
ot the auspicious opening of a
branch shoe store in Houston by
the Hammersmith boys, it was
speaking directly of Belton, in-
asmuch as the father of the boys,.
Peter Hammersmith, is a pioneer
boot and shoe man of Belton and-
Bell county. The boys are only
following the footsteps of the
father and shonld from early
training be able to interest the
people of Houston in their line of
business. It is perfectly natural
for the people of Belton to feel
under obligation to Houston for
any courtisies shown the boys
in business. Belton is proud to
know that their opening day was
as auspicious as the Post gave it..
Col. W. H. Reed, a staunch
friend of the Democrat, came into
the office the other day with a
broad smile on his face and a
basket of luscious peaches in his
hand, They were for the Dem-
ocrat of course (both smiles and
peaches.) They were of an early
variety, but Mr. Reed had no
name for them, and said he
bought the tree for an October
fruit and the first thing he knew
of its fruit he had ripe peaches
in early May. As the fruit was
so very fine we wlill suggest
to Bro. Reed that he give it an
appropriate name; and will sug-
gest "Early Democrat." Of
cocrse this will add much to the
taste of the peach.
City Marshall Hale took in the
firemen's races in Waoo bust
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Bell County Democrat (Belton, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 47, Ed. 1 Friday, May 29, 1908, newspaper, May 29, 1908; Belton, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth232320/m1/1/: accessed April 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.