Bell County Democrat (Belton, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 1, Ed. 1 Tuesday, July 21, 1908 Page: 1 of 4
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BELTON, TEXAS, TUESDAY, JULY 2i, 1908
THE DEMOCRAT CONTEST
The following young ladies have entered in the Democrat Educational
Contest. All of them have a good number of votes, and will be pub-
lished in Friday's Democrat. In that issne will also be published a cou-
pon for 1£D vclcs, arJ it v?;!! require seme tiir.e in finding it as it is
hidden in an obscure place in tbe paper. Remember that you can vote
in both classes. Every new subscriber and renewal can vote 100 votes
in Class A and B each. In connection with this contest it will be under-
stood that the Democrat will give ali the contestants aha do not win one
of the prizes 10 per cent on all the money turned in to us during the
contest by them, so yon see everybody will win something. The contest
will close on September 8th, which is about six weeks, 2nd you wit!
have to hurry.
BELL COUNTY GIRLS
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ENTRIES m CLASS "A"
Miss Maggie Thompson, Belton, Route 3.
Miss Norma Blaylock, Salado.
Miss Rutb L>vch, Salado.
Mtss Essie forrest, Holland, Route 2
Miss Martha Owens, Belton, Route 5
Miss Pearl Cosper, Youngsport
Miss Annie Halbert, Belton, Route 3
Miss Fairy Ferguson, Belton, Route 5
Miss Myrtle Stephens, Killeen, Route 4
Miss Lennie Wiseman, Sparta.
Miss Mary Lou Powers, Belton, Route 5
ENTRIES IN CLASS "B"
Mrs, Lora Hogan, Salado, Route 1
Mrs, Nora Moore, Holland, Route 5
Mrs, J. T. Huey, Holland, Route 2
Mrs. R. H. Denman, Belton, Route 4
Mrs. Joe Goode, Temple, Route 6
BELL COUNTY NEWS NOTES.
Nolan Valley News.
As we have not written in a
long time we will try again.
Miss Pearl Wifc;on has been
visiting Miss Pearl Mangham
this last week.
There are quite a number on
the sick list this week among
them are Bessie Carpenter, Mrs.
Bessie Hunt and Nolan Rather.
Ben Carpenter and family
spent Friday with Mrs. Bessie
M. Hunt left Thursday for
west Texas where they will visit
Misses Alma- and Laura San-
derford have been visiting in
Temple this week.
Ben Carpenter, wife and son,
Edward, visited on Dog Ridge
Ask Pearl Mangham how she
likes to ride.
Miss Bessie Carpenter spent
Friday-night with Alma Fuller.
Smith Sanderford spent Sun-
day with Elmo and Willie Davis.
R J. Turner and wife of Nolan-
ville visited her mother, Mrs. M-
• A. Fuller Sunday.
The attendance at church Sun
day was small.
Our literary is closed till the
meeting are all over.
Sam Wiseman and wife are
visiting in Lampasas.
A few from here attended the
revival services at Belton «Tues-
Huling P. Robinson spoke at
the school house Wednesday
night and a large crowd attended.
Ben Carpenter and family
spent Wednesday night with
D. C. Bowles and family.
Mrs. Hartwick and little son,
Clarence, snent the evening Wed-
nesday with Mrs. D. C. Bowles.
Roy Snnderfotd spent Sunday
with Clarence Mangham.
Miss Alma Estes spent Wed
nesday night with Ruth Rather
We will close for this time
Prairie Bel! Naws.
Well w> thought we would send
in our news.
A subscription school has been
opened under the management
of Prof. Kennedy.
J. C. Calhoun of Vilas spent
Saturday night with their daugh-
ter, (Mrs. George Fuller.
R. L. Stubbefleld is reported
quite sick at his home.
Mesdames Fuller and children
went to Belton Friday shopping.
Mrs. Torn Calhoun is also on
the sick list this week.
I guess Henry Hamilton was
very much pleased over the little
shower that came Tuesday even-
Messrs. Fuller spent Sunday
with Wesley Boyd near Salado.
Miss Mollie Pace is spending
quite awhile with Miss Annie
Jim Calhoun and wife spent
Sunday with Tom Calhoon and
Clarence Ilutcheson and Bax
ter Catlian have returned after
a visit to west Texas.
Our meeting begins Friday
night. Everyone is invited to at-
tend. The services will be con-
ducted by Bro. Robbins.
Messrs. G rover and Roy Cal-
houn were the dinner guests ol
their sister, Mrs. George Fuller
Well as mother says come wash
the dishes we will bid adieu until
next time. Kinfolks.
Prairie Dell News.
As I haven't seen any news
from our community for some
time I thought I would send in a
L. B. Houston and family have
gone to Austin this week.
Rev. li. L. Bridges and family
spent Sunday night at J. C. A.
Messrs. George Posey, Arthur
Long and .John'Houston made a
pleasant call u't J. A. Bridges'
Ed Killingsworth made a pleas-
ant trip to.ti. J. Moss' Sunday.
There ,was a crowd of young
people from Gooseneck at preach-
Rev. Curry filled his regular
appointment Sunday and Sunday
night and a large crowd attend-
Gill Lynn went to Georgetown
Saturday and brought his best
girl back with him to preaching
Sunday night. s
Miss Hallie Knight and broth-
er took dinner at G. J. Moss'
J. C. A. Bridges, .Tno.Lancast-
er, John England and.John Gard-
ner have gone to Haskell this
Rev. Bridges went to Belten
Lee Langston and Cutnhee
Milam went toWalberg Sunday.
Bob Knight has purchased a
I will ring off for this time.
Newspapers are now very
short on the court house news.
In this county none of the courts
(are in session, and beside this
I the officers are now busily en-
gaged in the campaign. Only
once in a while is there anything
of interest in the sheriff's de-
partment, such as an occasional
In the county court Monday
Cliarlie Johnson, a Temple negro
plead guilty to the theft of a hat
and was lined jiJS.
The Bell County Democrat is a public institution and has a
real and direct interest in the welfare of the people, and particu-
larly in those of Bell Coasty. It is a paper well worth the price
of subscription, and it is the desire of the management that the
v paper visit every home in the county. A very large per cent of
* the people are already receiving it but we want them all to read
the Democrat. In order to accomplish this end we make a most
liberal offer to the girls and matrons of the county to help us. In-
stead of paying agents to travel ow the county to solicit subscrip-
tions we are going to give tbe amount of this expense to the girls
of the county, so we have arranged the following prizes:
Free Tuition, board, light, fu«l, laundry, books, and all incidental expenses to
Baylor College, Belton, Texas, daring the eoming term, value S300.00
A Scholarship in Toby's Business College, Waco, in Bookkeeping or Sten-
ography, with three months' board paid, value $100.00
Scholarship in Hill's Business College, Waco, course of Bookkeeping
or Stenography, value
This Class is For The Married Ladies Only Awl Contains Two Very Interesting Prizes.
2nd PRIZE A 100 Piece Dinner Set of Haviland China, valued at
One of the Finest MajesttcHanges wMcharow popular in this cowtiy, and
sold by the Smith & Peyton Hardware Company for $65.00
This contest is open to all young landies and married ladies of Bell County (ex-
cept those residing in Belton or Temple) in the Respective classes, A. and B.
1—Every twelve months subscription to the Democrat counts 100 votes in both classes
In other words each subscriber can vote 100 votes in class A and C. -
2.—No extra votes will be given in combination subscriptions with the Dallas News
and other papers.
3.—Subsbription receipt books will be furnished to all the contestants and they are
hereby authorized to issue receipts.
4.—Nominations may be made by anyone in either or both classes. It costs nothing
to nominate. All you have to do is to write a letter to the Democrat and ask us to
enter any young lady or matron, and th y will be published as contestants.
5.—'All votes in the contest must be recorded at the time subscriptions are given as
we cannot allow back subscriptions the privilege of voting. This would be very
6.—All renewals will be allowed votes the same as new subscribers.
In no event will anyone connected with the Democrat be permitted to vote for
any nominee, nor will any lady related to anyone having proprietary interest in the
Democrat be eligible as a candidate.
The Democrat stands pledged to see that the contest is conducted, from begin-
ning to end in all respects, fairly intelligently and in accordance with the above rules
ond regulations. All candidates and voters may rest assured of this. Here at the
home of the Democrat the people know the standing and reputation of the paper.
Parties who reside elsewhere are invited to confer with any bank or mercantile firm
How to Nominate Candidates
Bend to the Democrat the full name and postoffiee address of the young lady or
girl, accompanied by the name of the. party nominating her. The latter is not publish-
ed, but as a matter of good faith.
The list of nominees will be printed in each issue of the Democrat and from time
to time the vote for each one v^ill be given.
Agents of the paper will be supplied with cqppons, so any one can vote at the time
of subscribing, and the agent will forward to us. Votes can also be deposited when
anyone calls at the Democrat office to pay subscriptions. But those at a distance,
who can not see an agent or call at the Democrat, office may vote by mail.
Any other information will be given by addressing or calling on the
BELL COHilTY DEMOCRAT \
Belton, Texas. |
Belle Plains Snap Shots.
~ We are very much afraid folks
will not hear everything that
takes place at the Plains so here
are some items.
An ice cream party at Mr.
Ellis Hollands was very much
enjoyed by the young folks
the cream was good, and
the cake was line, and we must
complements the hostess on her
Clarnce McQueen and Letcher
Forest attended preaching at
Holland Tuesday night.
the guest of his parents Mr. and
Mr. F. E. Fuller Thursday night.
Mack Sherrod of Elm Grove
was seen driving on the streets
with a load of water melons
Pete and Leola would like for
him to bfiiiK t.iters with his
water melons next time he comes.
The little son of J. W . Smith
came near having a serious ac-
cident Wednesday evening, his
team ran away with him, but did
not hurt him seriously.
Miss^Ethell Davis, who has
been visiting relatives at Mc-
Alester, Okla., and Waco has re-
"Sonny and Buddy" are not
the only ones glad to have her
back, how about you Bill?.
Miss Leta Powers and sister
Bessie, made a business trip to
Marvin you are not by your
self in one thing that is in wish-
ing Two Blue Eyed Sweethearts
would move to Elm Grove only
Sonny wishes they would come
to Belle Plains.
The Forrest boys are into the
lasses making business now,
they are running a mill at the
old Barton gin at Salado.
The men and boys of this com-
munity built an arbor for our
meeting, we are expecting a good
meeting, every body come.
Mrs. Ballard and daughter of
Sulphur Springs visited Mrs.
It seems that we have some
dreams in our community, ask
Bashful Beau and Timid Maid a
■rii. < ;'.v ."**•' ...
Sa.y Johnny if you will come
over tio see us, we will introduce
you to the boy who owns that
wonderful rubber tire buggy, he
wants to make youra,cquani tance.
We had a nice shower Tues-
day afternoon, which cooled us
off, and also made cotton and
our gardens look better.
Miss Leola Forrest spent
Tuesday night with her aunt'
Mrs. Cunit Forrest.
As we are tired and guess you
are too, will drag our pen and
bid adieu Sonny And Buddy.
Bug Tussel Items.
Hello! one and all of the Demo-
How is this hot weather serv-
ing you? I like it fine I can sit in
the shade and eat water melons
Mr. J. A. Bird well was the
guest of R. A. Jackson last
Myrtle Jackson spent the
week with her gran ma Mrs.
Mrs. FloraEssary spent Sun-
day with Anna W. Jackson.
Miss Nora Birdwell spent the
day with Bertie Jackson last
The ice cream supper at Mrs.
G. A. Holmes Thursday night
was just simply fine, every body
enjoyed them selves.
Mrs. Bonnie Jackson was the
guest of Mi-s. Ellen Housewright
Mrs. G. A. Holmes and son
Lee attended the W. O. VV. pic-
nic at Little River last Saturday
and reported a nice time.
J. C. Burkes went to Salado
to attend church Saturday.
You three Old Maids come on
with your budget of news, I like
to read them, if you will come up
this way I am sure you can find
two Old Bachelors I know of, if
you come 1 will see if I cant find
another one, so you will ail three
•have a bachelor.
Well I guess this will be en-
ough for this time, if I don't get
caught in another whirl wind i'ii
come again, succes to the Demo-
crat Turkey Toe.
Health of the community is
good at present'.
Mr. A. J. Halbert and Andrew
Jackson went to Belton Tuesday
Mr. Malear was a caller at his
daughter's, Mrs. Spivey, Mon-
Mr. Hollo well and wife went
to Salado Tuesday on business.
The meeting that was held
here by Rev Hill and wife closed
Sunday night. We all bated to
see them leave. This place needs
preaching very much.
The Misses Annie and Eppie
Halbert and Miss Ruby McCas-
lin were pleasant callers at Mrs,
Mr. George Halbert of Holland
was out to see homefolks Tues-
We understand that Mr. Tom
Davis from near Holland is mov-
ing to Belton.
Mrs. M. A., Whitley has re-
turned home after spending a
few days in Killeen.
Mr. Hall Ray and wife spent
Sunday with Mrs. Ray's brother,
Mr. A. J. Halbert.
Bro. Dockurn went to Belton
"Two Skillets" from Moore-
ville, come again— we delight in
reading your news.
^ Miss Ethel Whitley of Sulphur
Springs, do you ever get scared
of dogs? If you do you had bet-
ter n.it come around this way,
for there is lots of dogs on the
Cecil Carpenter went to Belton
Bert Clemans spent Tuesday
with Nathan Halbert,
Miss Annie Halbert of this
place is spending the week at
Holland with her brother.
A. J. Halbert and little son
went to Prairie Dell Wednesday.
Mr. Hollowell went to Belton
Thursday on business.
Mr. Malear and wife attended
church in Belton Wednesday
Minnie Halbert said that her
best fe.low was in town Tuesday;
wonder who it was?
Miss Bessie Henry had busi-
ness in town one day this week.
Bashful Beau and Ohum, we
want to complimeut you on your
poem. It was simply fine.
Ask Miss Annie Halbert if she
likes to pick geese.
Well as news is scarce we will
ring off and write more next
time. Two Little Sisters.
Doff Ridge. . ,
We have had a few more show-
ers, but not enough to be of
any benefit. The farmers would
appreciate a good rain.
Health of this community is
not as good as We would haye it.
jlrs. Tom Carpenter was real
sick last Saturday, but we are
glad to say she has almost en-
tirely recovered at this writing.
Our literary Saturday night,
was well attended and all seemed
to enjoy our program.
Miss Genieve Tulloch of Belton
was the guest bf Miss Bessye
Henry, Saturday night and Sun-
Mr. Ben Carpenter and family
ofxNolan Valley visited his par-
ents Mr. and Mrs. Tom Carpen-
The meeting which was being
held, has closed.
Mr. Sam Henry, Stockton and
Harry Thompson attended
church in Belton Sunday morn-
Mr. Holcomb of Midway was
the guest of her daughter, Mrs.
Jim Varnell part of the week.
Mr. Lulu Hopgood of Mexico, is
here visiting her parents Mr.
and Mrs. McDaniel.
Mrs. Lou Cook and daughter
Miss Nelle, called at the homfrof
T. F. Carpenter Sunday evening.
Mr. Roy Mitchell and sister
Miss Ethel attended the literaty
here Saturday night.
The Misses Halbert is visiting
Mr. Hollwell, one day this week.
Mr. aud Mrs. Campbell and
children, who live at Summers
Mill, spent Saturday night and
Sunday with Mr. T. Carpenter
Mr. Hosea Petit, -gave Dog
Ridge a visit last Sunday, and
returned home Monday, where he
lives'in Valley View.
Mr. Laurence Wireman has
purchased a, horse from Mr.
Walter McCaslin. Wont we girls
There will be preaching next
Sunday morning by the Chris-
tain preacher and in the evening
by Bro. Young. Everybody iain
Leslie Mitchell, one of the en*
terprising salesmen of the.
Smith & Peyton Hardware Co.,
was a visitor on the Ridge
Success to the Democrat and1
its many readers.
J. H. Lloyd; of Lampasas, is
here to be cured by Prof. W .J.
Dankworth, the masseur.
Other oorraspoafcste m pap S.
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