Bell County Democrat (Belton, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 47, Ed. 1 Friday, May 29, 1908 Page: 2 of 4
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Bell County Democrat
Mitihlilird 1 1896.
Demerit NMIshlai Crapaay.
ft. M. B jr, Pre*., W. S. Hunter, Vice
Pre*., C. B. Smtth, Sec-Treas.,
Geo. W. Tyler, T. W. Cochran.
W. M. WOODALL, Mutffr.
SUBSCRIPTION, 50c. MB YEAR
Entered at the Belton Poetofioe u Sec-
ond Class Mail Matter.
Official Paper City of Bcltoo
BwHUfit Stacfc Holders.
F. K. Austin
X. C. Clabaugh
T. W. Cochran
Geo. W. Cole, Jr
T. A. Cook
A. It. Curtis
W. P. Denman
K. R Everett
J. F. Elliott
G. M. Felts
Dr. C. Freeman
C. 8. Fisher
J. M. Frasler
J. H. Head
W. 8. Hunter
3. D. Lav
T. Lb Means
3. Z. Miller, 8r.
A. M. Monteith
J. Z. Miller, Jr.
J. C. Preston
S. M. Bay
3. H. Beese
C. B. Smith
N. K. Smith
M. A. Stamper
B. R. Stocking
Geo. W. Tyler
Dr. W. A. Wilson
The Belton Democrat, we note,
has commenced the publication
of a semi-weekly editon. That
shows enterprise and may prove
a wise move on the part of the
Democrat. Mr. Woodall is an
experienced and careful pub
lisher, who would not be likely to
make a rash or ill-considered
move. And yet such a step in-
volves much for a paper without
a daily edition for a base. When
the Tribune ventured its twice-a-
week edition the management
hoped the additional expense
expense could be kept within,
say, thirty per cent of increase—
and it was, for a month or so.
But it developed that the exe-
gencies or the situation called
for more than thirty percent in-
crease. But a paper twice a
week is certainly appreciated by
readers—as it ought to be, for
they get double value without in
creased cost to them—and when
the readjustments as to adver-
tising are made there may be in-
crease of revenue too. Our res-
pect for Mr. Woodall's capacity
to engineer such a step leads us
to look for good results in the
case of the Democrat and we
hope most cordially such may be
the outcome.—Waco Tribune.
This is a fast age' in which we
are living, and the day of the
weekly paper is oassing. As
the governors of North and South
Carolina once said, "It's too
long between issues," and the
people who like to read are very
partial to the semi-weekly form
of papers. In fact all patrons,
even advertisers like the idea
Of course it is the desire of live
newspaper publishers to please
their patrons, and with this uper-
most in the mind of the Democrat
management it has been decided
to give its readers and patrons
the very best that conditions will
warrant: The pronounced suc-
cess of the Waco Tribune has
been the principal inspiration of
the Democrat and if it can grow
to be nearly so good a newspaper
as our friend McCollum has
built, the management of the
Democrat will feal that it is en-
titled to congratulations.
THE BELL COUNTY DEMOCRAT
against the famous "fall rendi-
tion" bill should appeal to every
voter in the county. We admire
his stand in this matter.
According to report! the right
honorable "Coon" Johnson re-
fuses to be comforted, and de-
clares that the cruel war must
be continued. Let'ergo "Coon,"
we must have "somethin' doin'
all the while" in Grand Old
Homer Wade at Belton.
Homer- D. Wade, now traveling
in the interest of the Texas Com-
mercial Clubs will be in Belton at
4:30 o'clock this afternoon (Fri-
day) and speak to the people here
in behalf of the campaign for "Few
er Laws and Better Laws." Mr.
Wade comes on invitation of the
Belton Commercial Qub and that
organization requests a large at-
tendance. All who go will be well
repaid as Mr. Wade is a fluent talk-
er and is throroughly posted on his
subject Let everybody avail them
selves of this oportunity.
SOCIAL AND LITERACY EVENTS
(By Miss Jnnla Osterhout.)
411 items intended for this column should be telephoned or mailed
to Miss Osterhout.
▲ VITAL QUESTION.
Friends on which side are you
going to fight? With the army of
progress or with the handful of its
opponents? Are you in favor of a
greater Temple or have you lost in-
terest in your city and her people?
The call for volunteers has been
made; the list is awaiting your sig-
nature. Don't be a clam, don't be a
drone, don't be an idler. Get busy
and assist us in dispelling the
clouds of adversity. If you have
money, put it in circulation. If
you're broke, don't let the world
know it, but talk prosperity.—Tem-
If the recent
AN OUT 0F-D00R CARD PARTY
A simple but unique morning
card party may be given by the
hostess who has a lawn or large
porch on which to entertain her
guest. Cover the table with
green cheese cloth in a pretty
shade. For tally cards use leaves
from the oak or maple tree, as
these are good shape and do not
wither easily. Gold paper stars
or circle are used to keep score,
andmaybehad atany stationer's
The prize, may pe a dainty
white fan with possible a sug
gestion of green for first prize,
and a huge palm leaf with a bow
of green ribbon for the booby.
The refreshments are sand
witches of lettuce, olives, nastur
tium or any other delicate green
filling, and iced tea served with
lemon and long stalks of mint.
After this, ices with mint cher-
ries served in white paper cases,
with little wire handles wrapped
in green paper. On each handle
fasten, a white butter fly cut from
paper and marked a little with
water color paint. Plain white
and green iced cakes may be used
or a white cake with a touch of
pistachio in the filling, srreen and
white peppermints may be served
during the games or after ices.—
Prom Woman's Home Companion
Mrs. Chas. P. Denny enter-
tained a few of her friends at
her home on Main street last
Saturday afternoon. The affair
was a compliment to Mrs. Wal-
ter Monteith of Houston, who
has beer the guest ef her pa-
rents, Mr. and Mrs. P. T.
Morev. In the elegant parlor
two tables were arranged for
bridge, and at the conclusion of
the game the first prize, a pair
of embroidered silk hese, was
awarded to Mrs. Charlie Ham-
mersmith; the consolation, a box
of linen handkerehiefs, to Mrs.
Louis Tyler, and a beautiful
collar io the honor gueat. A
dutch luncheon was served in
the dining . room where daisies
were used as a center piece and
candles burned under pink and
white shades. Hand painted
place cards with their quaint
dutch figures marked places for
the hostess and the following
gueats: Mesdames A. D. Potts,
Charlie Hammersmith, Nelson
Smith, Arthar Potts, Walter
Monteith, Louis H. Tyler, J. P.
Gunari, J. C. Dallas and Miss
The Library club held a de-
lightful meeting on last Friday
afternoon with Mrs. M. F. Hiatt.
Sivteen members were present,
and after the business session
presided over by the president,
Mrs. W. S. Huntr. a memory
contest was indulged in. For
this Mrs. Kate Wray was the
fortunate winner of the prize, a
lovely vase filled with sweet
peas, and the consolation prize,
a silver hat pin, went to Mrs.
W. H. Harvey. Delicious re-
freshments of chicken salad,
sandwiches pickles, ice cream,
white and chocolate cake,
were served. Besides the mem-
bers there were present as
invited guests Mrs. Fred Hiatt
and Mrs. S. W. Miller. The
next meeting of the club will be
held on June 4th with Mrs. T. L.
Means. The picnic which was
to have been given by the Li-
brary club on Wedesday of this
week was postponed on account
of tke inclement weather.
it is evidently a plucky
The Fort Worth convention was
not so large, but what it lacked
in size was made up in enthusi-
Down in weary Williamson,
Peeler and Glasscock are giving
the boys an interesting perform-
Friends of Congressman Henry
-are advised that he will likely re-
turn home some time next week,
will begin his campaign with his
usual vim and vigor.
If Jupiter Pluvius will please
transfer his operations to the ex-
treme western part of the state
for a while, the farmers of Bell
county will meet in mass and
^tender him a vote of thanks.
It is hoped that the committee
'of the commercial club in charge
of the county stock exhibit will
have something interesting to
report at the next meeting of the
Club, which will be the first Fri
day night in June.
Hon. Huling Robertson, candi-
date *for the legislature from this
county, has been in Belton the
past lew days pushing his can-
didacy. Robertson has a splen-
did legislative record, and is now
xemi&diBg his constituents of
ills loyalty to their interests,
Mr. Bpfcertsoa's tiforoos fight
USED VICTIM'S HEAD.
According to the methods of Ger-
man justice, it is customary to at-
tempt to obtain full confessions
prior to trials of men accused of
crime. The preliminary hearings
are public, are held before a mag-
istrate and are considered as much
part of the legal ordeal the ac-
cused must undergo as the trial it-
self. The system is unlike the
"sweat box" methods prevailing In
other countries, in that the latter
are not recognized by law.
In Berlin last week Her Heider,
charged with the murder of a man
named Blechart, confronted with
his alleged victim's head at a pre-
liminary hearing, held before a mag
istrate. The object was to break
the prisoner's nerve and obtain
damaging admissions that would be
of assistance to the prosecutor at
the public trial of the case.
Blechert's mutilated head had
been reconstructed by medical ex-
perts and embalmed. This object
was placed on actable in the center
of an adjoining room and two po-
licemen suddenly seized Heider and
dragged him toward the room.
When the door was thrown open,
the magistrate exclaimed: "Look
at the head of your poor victim."
Most prisoners, however obsti-
nate they may be, break down at
this step of the preliminary exami-
nation and make a confession. Hei-
der, however, although obviously
horrified, remained silent. He
ttlrned pale, and trembled, but the
terrible ordeal was without result.
The Most Common Cause of Suffering.
Rheumatism causes more pain and
suffering than any other disease, for
the reason that it is the most common
of all ills, and it is certainly gratify-
ing to sufferers to know that Cham-
berlain's Liniment will afford relief,
and make rest and sleep possible. In
many cases the relief from pain,
. hich Is at flrst temporary, has be-
come permanent, while In old people
subject to chronic rheumatism, often
brought on by dampness or changes
in the weather, a permanent cure can-
not be expected; the relief from pain
whioh this liniment affords is alone
worth many times its cost. 25 and 60
cent sises for sale by Henry Howell.
Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Wilson,
assisted by their daughter, Miss
Grace, and neice, Miss Ethel
Smith of Illinois, entertained on
Tuesday evening in honor of
the senior class of Bayior col-
lege. The reception rooms were
decorated with cut flowers in
profusion and gay with college
penants representing the va-
rious schools of the United
States. The porch was made
attractive with palms and ferns
and Japanese lanterns. De-
licious refreshments of cream
and cake were served here,
where the punch bowl was also
placed, presided over by Misses
Isabel Thomas. Grace Wallis
and Mildred Mihills. The es-
pecially invited guests were the
youug gentlemen of Belton and
a few from out of town, and the
happy event is one long to be
remembered by them, the young
ladies and the members of the
faculty of Baylor college.
The following inyitatiou has
been received and is gratefully
The Senior Class of
The Belton Accademy
Requests Your Presence at the
June first and Second
The diplomas will be awarded
on the night of the public de-
bate, June 2. The class roll
reads: Misses Ethel May Cow-
an, Willie Belle Cowan, Mildred
Cole, Grace Ellis, Allien Messer,
Birdie Rugeley, Esther Walton,
Marion Wedemeyer; Messrs.
Jewell D. Carter, Justin T.
Crane, C. B. Elliott Jr;, David
Luther Hill, Robt. T. Wallace,
Charlie B. White.
A storm party at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Blair on
Friday evening was enjoyed by
Mr. and Mrs. Aathur Potts, Mr.
and Mrs Gunari, Miss Karen
Sparra and Charis Kogers. 42
wa« played and the prize, a pret-
ty Jap picture, went to Miss
Sparra. Summer refreshments
were served at the conclusion of
In honor 0} Bishop Seth Ward
of Houaton, a drive to Hender-
son's Crossing, a morning's fish-
ing Mid a picnic dinner was en-
joyed on Saturday morning.
Bishop Ward leaving on the two
o'clock afternoon interurban.
The party was made up of Mr.
and Mrs. A. J. Embree and chil-
dren, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Cla-
baugh and children, Mr. and
Mrs. W. C. Rylander, Kev. J. D.
Young and Bishop Ward.
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Smith en-
tertained very informally on
Thursday livening the teachers,
and a fe^r congenial friends of
their son, Charlie Martin Smith.
Bowls of roses from their own
garden decorated the reception
room, and golden eyed daisies
and ferns were used for the
flower center piece in the dining
room where a prettily appointed
dinner was served on hand
painted china done by the tal-
ented hostess herself. Those
invited to enjoy the pleasures of
this occasion were Misses Annie
James, Florence Durrett, Nellie
Smith, Bedicheck, Meachum,
Popplewell, Annie Sparra, Ora
and Jenia Osterhout and Barton
On Friday afternoon Miss
Virginia Frazier very delight-
fully entertained the Good Fri-
day club with a garden party at
her attractive home on Wall
street. The summer house on
the lawn proved just the place
for the punch bowl over which
little Miss Mary Scott Frazier
presided and served punch
throughout the evening. A game
in which the letters from the
"Good Friday club" were used
to form words was very inter-
esting. Miss Lucile Austin was
successful in making the largest
numtfer«4t words, and received
the afternoon's favor, a putf box.
Cream and cake were servec1 at
the conclusion of the contest;
and the club adjourned to meet
with Miss Laura Hiatt.
Ar. unusually charming affair
was the art reception given by
Miss Lillian Wells and her pu-
pils at the home of Dr. and Mrs.
E. H. Wells, on Saturday after-
noon. The pictures displayed
on the walls were much admired,
many of them being sketches
from life and bits of landscape
from the beautiful scenery for
which Belton is noted. The
china painting perhaps excited
the greatest interest. There
were numbers of pieces, all
dainty in design, and a few
pieces of original work, the wild
flowers having been painted in
water colors and then arranged
for china decoration. Punch
was served to the guests who
called during the reception hour
from five to six.
Mr. and Mrs. B. McCullough
who have just returned from a
several months tour of California
and the west are guests of their
mother, Mrs. E. A. McCullough
and sister, Mrs. W. W. James.
P i t
We have employed an Expert Sewing
Machine Salesman and have been
awarded the Agency For Bell County
for this famous machine. He will call
on you in due time, and should you buy
you will not only have the guarantee
of the Standard Sewing Hachine Co.,
but we propose to see to it that every
agreement made by our salesmen is
carried out. We regard the "Stand-
ard as the very best machine on
the American market today.
If you would like to look at one, drop
us a postal and he will call on you, no
matter where you live in Bell County.
No obligation to buy unless you desire.
•'IF IT'S KEPT IN A HARDWARE STORE WE HAVE IT"
Rev. and Mrs. E. G. Townsend
left Thursday for an overland
trip to San Angelo and other
points in west Texas. Thev ex-
pect to return to Belton the first
Well Dressed People
Wear stylish shoes. If
yon bay the* ef as yeu
get style, comfort and
qsility at lowest prices.
,-|*f >M(( - M'PTCASn - VIOF MOinf
Insist on De Witt's Witch H&sel
Salve There are substitutes, but
tfacre Is only one originel. It is heal-
lag, soothing and cooling and ts es-
pecially good for piles. Sold by
Belton Drug Co.
Properly adjusted to wear comfortably or
mouey refunded. We will not print them
but if you will can glva you the names of
some of our pleased customers. The
goods we fit you with will last well also.
HUNTER & FREEMAN
Belton - Texas
Mrs. W. M. Woodall is visiting
relatives and friends in Waco,
Miss Sophie Wilson is visiting
in Galveston this week.
Miss Loulie Meyer has return-
ed from a visit to Valley Mills.
Mrs. Louis Tyler of Dallas is a
guest at the home of Mrs. O. T,
Rev. H. Carroll Smith of Hous-
ton visited his mother, Mrs. M.
V. Smith here this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Monteith
returned to their home in Hous-
ton on Sunday.
Mrs. Graves and daughter,
Miss Minnie, of Georgetown are
guests of Mrs. Peter Hammmer-
Jarrett Law left Friday night
for Shawnee, Oklahoma, where
he will spend the summer in the
employ of Mr. Will Love.
Mrs- Arthur Potts and Mrs.
Charlie Hammersmith left this
week to spend some time at
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Harvey
and neice Miss Cora Harvey, will
leave on Monday for their sum-
mer home in Michigan.
Mrs. I. S. Meyer of Houston
who has been the guest of her
mother, Mrs. J. H. James re-
turned home on Wednesday.
Mrs. King and little daughter,
Minnie Belle, of Burneett are
guests of their cousins, Mr. and
Mrs. Peter Hammersmith.
How About That
BARN OR GRAINERY BILL
We ar figuring them so close that if you ore think-
ing of buying anything, either now or in the near
future, it will pay you in dollars and cents to get
busy and buy now. Or it mos be a house bill that
you are interested in just now, or a pig pen, chick-
en house, shed or other buildings. All right, just
trot along with your bill, whatever it may be. We
will take a heavy fall out of the profits on any old
bill you can scare up. It will pay you to get in on
our present prices, even if you have to drive quite
a bit out of your way to get here.
We Have a Paint Proposition that you cannot afford to turn
down if you are interested.
The New Lumber Co.,
Misses Bowman and Jones
who have been guests of their
cousin, Mrs. W. W. James have
returned to their home in Moom<
ville.; Mr '
Mrs. Dupree of Marlim^^,0
has been the guest of he 0j_ '
Mrs. George Tyler left
day to visit in Waco^-*- *
ied by Mrs. Tyler, f
Mrs. BuUa^--*fighter' M.iss
some timf with Mra' BuU 8
For Ladies This Week
Hew Muslin Underwear
^ New Waists
Hew Bob Evans Belts
\ Hew Neck Wear
* Hew Lace
fcp <u e
L. K Tarver, return-
home in Lott on Wed
We buy Grain, Hay, Eggs and
Poultry. Bring us your fryers
and get the cash for them. Have
chicken feed, wheat and coal for
•ale. Everett Grain Co.
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