Bell County Democrat (Belton, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, August 7, 1908 Page: 1 of 4
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BELTON, TEXAS, FRIDAY, AUQUST 7, 1908
THE DEMOCRAT CONTEST
HOW THE VOTE STAHDS IH CLASS "A"
Miss Maggie Thompson, Bolton, Route 3 6900
Miss Norma Blaylock, Salado 1600
Miss Ruth Lynch, Salado 0900
Mtss Essie Forrest, Holland, Route 2 6600
Miss Martha Owens, Bolton, Route 5 6050
Miss Pearl Cosper, Youngsport ... 2SOO
Miss Annie Haibert, Belton, Route 3 50S0
Miss Fairy Ferguson, Belton, Route 5 1500
Miss Myrtle Stephens, Killfen, Route 4 1200
Miss Lennie Wiseman, Sparta . .. 1800
Miss Mary Lou Powers, Belton, Route 5 1400
Miss Mavoirnee Evans, Heidenheimer, Route 1 ...6200
HOW THE VOTE STAHDS IH CUSS "B"
Mrs. Lora Hogan, Salado, Route 1 9659
Mrs. Rora Moore, Holland, Route 5 3800
Mrs. J. T. Huey, Holland, Route 2 3550
Mrs. R. H. Benman, Belton, Route 4 11500
Mrs. Joe Goode, Temple, Route 6 5^00
Mrs. Maggie Tanner, Heidenheimer 3200
Mrs. A. A. Ray, Youngsport 2100
MrS.Madie Freeman 4150
BELL COUNTY NEWS NOTES.
Coral Grove Dots.
Well Mr. Editor as our first
was put in print thought we
would come again.
The health of our community
is good at present.
Everybody feels greatly bene-
fited by the little shower of rain
which fell Monday evening.
There are a few people of this
p'a^e attending the protracted
meeting at Salado, conducted by
Brother Carter of Whiteright.
Mr. Irwen Russle, Mr. Jeff
and Bob Goodnight and Mr. J. B.
Bonden and Willie Baker, visited
Mrs. Charley Greist and Mrs.
Ervin Russle visited Mrs. Emit
Miss Bess Mosley who has
been visiting her brother, Mr. E.
H. Mosley, returned to her home
in Coryell County last Thursday.
Bill Mosley went home with
his Aunt for a few days visit.
Mr. Joe Huey's family of Prai-
rie Valley visited liis brother,
Tom Huey's family Sunday.
Leonard Dooley spent last
week at J. B. Bowden.
Anderson Boyls was seen in
our midst Sunday as usual.
Well as news is scarce will
ring off for the present. Long
may live the Democrat and its
Blue and Brown Eyes.
Nolan Valley News.
Health is very good at present.
Mrs. Bessie Hunt spent Tues-
day with Mrs. Florence Estes.
Miss Ruth Rather spent Tues-
day with Alice Mangham.
Miss Bessie Carpenter spent
Wednesday eve with Hazel and
Ruth Rather and had a tine time
when the grape vine swing broke.
Mrs. Bessie Hunt, Mrs. Ella
Mangham, Ernestine Estes, Hazel
Rather, Alma Estes, Bessie Car-
penter, Alice Mangham, Nolan
Rather, Dulane Mangham, Ed-
ward Carpenter, Herbert Mang-
ham went plum hunting Tuesday
e ening and renort a nice time.
Ruth Rather spent the evening
with Alma Estes Thursday.
, Mr. Lee Estes stayed ^.wljile
in Killeen this week.
Mrs. Prince spent Friday .with
Mrs. Hunt. '
There was a baptising here
Thursday evening over by Mr.
Miss Peajl Mangham went to
Belton Thursday evening.
Mr. George Wilcoxen has been
working for Mr. Brand Estes
The farmers around in the val-
ley had their cane thrashed Fri-
Ruth Rather spent Friday
night with Alma Estes.
Mrs. T. F. Carpenter' spent
a while Friday morning with
Mrs. Ada Carpenter.
Mrs. Florence Estes and Mary
Rather spent Sunday evening
with Mrs. Annie Hunt.
Messrs Vernon and Homer
Gilbert spent Sunday eve with
Wanted—Mr. Haywood wants
to know who started to town last
Rundav evenintr with ft mnle and
mule died in the road and he had
to drag it off.
Miss Lois McDowell spent
Sunday with Miss Lela Pitman.
We had a nice little rain Mon-
Well as news ha« run short
will close for this time. We are
Sulobur Springs Items.
Well as everybody else is
writing from here especially the
"Two Bright Stars'' we thought
we would send in a few dots.
Miss Vera Whitley from out
west is visiting her cousins the
Miss Ila Calahan spent Tues-
day afternoon with Misses Inez
and Myrtle Love.
Minnie Gilbert spent Saturday
night with M.ss Rosa Whitley.
Mr. Leonard Dooley spent Sun-
day with Mr. Oscar Love.'
There will be a debate here
Friday the 7th. Everybody is
invited to come.
Mr. Calahan and family spent
Friday afternoon with Mr. Love
Messrs Jim.and Marvin Sher-
rod and Ellis Prater were at
preaching here Monday night.
TV ryl and Fairy Ferguson and
Miss Myrtle Love went to preach-
ing'at Salado Sunday and Miss
Myrtle Love spent the day with
Mr. Alfred Turland and sever-
al more had the pleasure of
catching a cat fish weighing
twenty tive pounds.
Misses Lizzie and Lena Kolls
Miss Irene Carsten spent Sun-
day afternoon with Misses Flor-
ence and Pearlie Melvin.
We wan't the "Two Bright
Stars" to bring Mr. Dock Love
and Miss Liza Ferguson around
and introduce them to us.
Mr. Will Turland and family
from Killeen are visiting his par-
ents Mx\ and IV rs. William Turl-
We have got to go and get old
Beck and Kate and go to plowing
so be good t o yourselves. We
are the Three Graduates
Once more we have been will-
ing to tell the Democrat, what
the people at Belle Plains have
done this week.
To begin with, we had preach-
ing Sunday morning by Rev. E.
E. Griffith of Amity and preach-
ing Sunday night, by young Rev.
Jim Sherrod of Elm Gcove,
Verney Baker, and Miss Essie
Forrest visited Miss Georgie
Miss Rebecca King spent one
night last week with her cousin
Mrs. Queenis Boyls visited at
her mother, Mrs. B. V. Russell's
one day last week.
Lenton Archer of Praire Val-
ley called at Mr. R. A. Forrest's
Sunday atternoon, I guess he
wanted to hear that new piano?.
Mr. J. B. Cawthon went to
Belton last Saturday.
Edgar Huey q| the Summers
Mill vicinity brought his little
service Sunday morning.
Mack and Marvin Sherrod of
Elm Grove were visiting friends
in our Dart of the world Sunday.
Ray Forrest, and sister. Miss
Essie attended the the Baptist
meeting at Hackberry a night or
too last week.
Anderson Boyls made his regu-
lar call over towards Gooseneck
We are glad indeed to say that
Mr. B. V. Russell's condition is
very much improved at this
writeing, and hopes are enter-
tained for a speedy recovery.
Mr. George Forrest leaves the
last of this week for Haskell Co.
where he will reside inthefuture,
his family preceded him a few
days; we are always sorry to lose
old friends, but I am afraid that
they won't stay out west long,
before they will conclude that
there's noplace like Bell Co., and
we'll soon see them again.
F. E. Fuller §pent a few days
at Prairie Dell last week.
Ray Forrest and sister, Miss
Essie sp'^nt a while at Mr. Pow-
er's last Thursday.
Mrs. E. E. Griffith of Amity
spent Sunday and Monday with
relatives in our community.
One of the Mooreville boys
created quite a sensation among
some of the girls Sunday, by
sporting a new rubber tire.
Mitt Walden says he is going
to get in that rubber tire of his,
some Sunday and is going to
Brookhaven, you'd better watch
out, Miss Ollie.
Well, I declare I want to go to
sleep, and then any way, I am so
very bashful" I can't write
much by myself, you know I'll
bring "Timid Maid" with me
next time. Bashful Beau.
Mr. Jeff Goodnight's wife and
little daughter, Chrystine spent
Saturday night and Sunday with
Mr. and *«£rs. J.|T. Goodnight.
What in the world is the mat-
ter with "Sunny and Buddy" of
Belle Plains, they taust be very
busy these days.
I think the contest will be real
interesing, especify when the
one for whom w£ are work'ng
has the largest nulnber of votes.
There was a large auto passed
through our community last
week, say boys they are far a-
head of rubber tire buggies, why
don't you buy one of them?.
Mr. Henry Moore of Gates-
ville has been visiting his par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Moore,
greater part of last/week.
Black Eved Susie.
Well I will come and bring
news this week.
We are having some awfully
hot and dry weather now, and
the farmers are beginning to
think they are not going to make
Sam Love and Willie Carson
were callers at Mr. Roll's Sun-
Bird Ash ton of Prairie Dell
visited his sister, Mrs. Ida Gil-
bert one day last week.
I wonder what has become of
the Prodigal Son andSomebody's
Sweetheart. You all had better
come on and help keep up the
news of this place. ^
Misses Minnie May and Bertha
Gi.bert were the guests of the
Misses Whiteley SStun ay.
Mr. Ashton and (laughter vis-
spending several days with his
mother, Mrs. J. K. Garner.
A number of vallev people
spent a very exhilarating after-
noon at Miller Springs Sunday
kodaking and "hay making"
Mr. Lon and Miss Mamie Lott
of the Temple vicinity spent the
latter part of last week with Miss
Travis White who has been at
work since Christmas for Jno.
Pittman Sr., has returned to his
home near Killeen.
Miss Mollie Corn well who for
several days has been visiting
her brother and sister, Mr. and
Mx-s. Jno. Cornwell left Sunday
for her home in Tennessee.
W. N. Hex-ring and family are
spending a few weeks in Concho
county with his mother, M!rs.
Why should we spend time and
money going to Temple races
when we have them right at
home? Only a few days ago
Miss Eva and Miss Lillian Stokes
had a half mile race with a Jer-
sey cox. They ran over cotton
patches, stubble and fences in
their rare race and were stop-
ped only when Mr. Stokes wi ;h a
hammer in his hand confronted
the cow in open combat.
Mr. Editor if you want the
news next week, come to the
Lampassas river fishing ground
and there you will find your
As I have been absent for some
time I will sgaia.send in my little
budget of news.
Henry Hannon is reported sick
Mrs. !Nellie'~1Hannon of Dallas
meeting at Bell Plains.
Irvin Boney is on the sick list
I guess the Two Bright Stars
:.ave set behind the horizon to
rise no more.
Leonard Dooley -_f Holland at
tended the debate here Friday
Rufus Fisher ar.d family were
shopping in Belton Saturday.
A crowd of young people from
this place attended the p cach-
ing at BellPlains Sunday night.
The Baptists will hold a meet-
htre beginning this next week
and will be conducted by Rev.
Pinix. Everyone is cordially in-
Success to the Democrat and
its many writers.
Three Old Maids.
Still the hot dry weather con-
tinues, which is beginning to
seriously affect the cotton crop.
Messrs. Ed Huey and Grady
Morrow spent the greater part
the week among friends at Ben-
arnold, Milam Co.
Mrs. Smith from the western
part of the state has been spend-
ing a few days with relatives
near this place.
Ask Walter Dickenson how he
loves to bach. *
Abner Phillips of Post Oak,
passed through our city Satur-
day on his way to Belton, to take
the cars for Georgia, where he
intends to make an extended
visit to relatives and friends.
Everybody is invited to look at
that fine ear corn, cn exhibition
at the mill, which measures thir-
teen inches in length, and was
are visiting Mr. Gleen and wife.
Miss Mamie Robinson took
supper with Miss Riila Sims.
Several young people from
Killeen soent Sunday with Miss-
es Alice and Laura Bigham.
Mr. O'Neal and wife took
dinrier with Mr. Carter and wife
Homer Dikes and Miss Mary
Spruell attended church at this
Bro. Bruster from Killeen
preached here Sunday.
Mr. Robinson and wife are
visiting in Henderson county.
Ames Robinson has Veturned
home from school atGeorgetown.
Miss Susie Bigham is on the
Mrs. Marris and children
spent one day last Week at
Several from Sparta attended
church at this place Sunday.
E. J. Carter, wife and children
visited relatives at Killeen Suh-
Van Robinson went to Sparta
Mrs. Walker of Copperas Cove
is visiting old friends at this
Mr. Wear and wife visited
Mrs. Wear's sister, Mrs. Diceu
of Sparta Saturday last Satur-
J. P. Bigham .and wife visited
Mrs. Bigham's mother at Nolan-
ville Saturday and Sunday.
We had a good rain Monday.
As Sonny is not going to help '
us write any this Week and it is
our first time we will close.
Sonny and Two Darlings.
blue bonnet staff, baylor college, belton
I have been thinking for some-
time of writing our news, and as
there is no regular correspond-
ents from this large (?) place to
the Democrat, I will send in the
Some one might ask where is
that place they call Mooreville?,
If you will just ask Ray Forrest
I think he can tell you.
Miss Kate Burgess visited re-
latives in Holland Saturday and
Mr. Allie Shannon attended
preaching Sunday night.
Mi-s. A. C. Gi-iffin is making
an extended business trip to Ft.
In almost every issue of the
Democrat, we read where some
fellow has a new buggy, Mr.
Alyin Griffin of this community
came out Sunday morning in a
new "rubber tire'" say Alvin,
why did you get that new bug-
gy, when you had such a good
* Several of the young folks of
this community ettended the
meeting at Hackberry Friday
Mr. Lee Griffin of Amity has
been visiting the Liles boys re-
Mr. James Hollands wife and
lister, Miss Bessie Shannon
hate been attending the Salado
ited Mrs. Ida Gilbert one day
Mr. Shack Phillips and Miss
Clara Carson were married last
Saturday, the 25th. We join the
Democrat and its readers in
wishing for them a long and hap-
The Three Old Maids must
have told the truth when they
said that Shoe Blacking had used
the Two Bright Stars for a shine
for they have quit writing.
The Baptist meeting started at
this place Sunday. Everybody _
is invited to come and be with us.
Misses Lena and Lizzie Kolls
and Miss Katrena Carson were
here horse-back ric ing Sunday.
Mr. Howard and Lud Belkwere
Bartlett visitors Saturday.
I will bid you all adieu.
are still basking in the
warm dry sane?, enjoying the
richest blessing God can give—
Rev. Dawson, a holiness evan-
gelist of Mills county, preached
several very inspiring sermons
for us Saturday and Sunday.
, John Corneilson, who has been
for the past few months on a
ranch in western Texas is at
home for a few days with his
mother, Mrs. Robt. Cowan.
8. J. Garner of Temple with
is the guest of Mrs. Phoebe Han-
Hade Kelly of Midway visited
in our community last week.
J. C. Harville and wife and
daughter, Miss Ruby May, at-
tended preaching at Belton Sun-
Bill Allmon of Bell .Plains
spent Saturday night in the
Henry Li sen be of Temple visit-
ed his brother, Frank, last week.
Two couples from this place
attended preaching at Three
Forks Thursday night.
Hugh Hannon and Miss ivev
Strange visited the MissesOwens
, Mr. Ming and family attended
preaching at Salado Sunday.
Success to the Democrat and
its many readers.
Sulphur Springs Notes.
Hello, Mr. Editor, how do you
like this fine weather?
Ther4 was a debate here Fri-
day night and large attendance.
Miss Maud Bone spent Satur-
day night with Miss Janie Wood.
Mrs. David Durle has been
spending the past week with
Mrs. Albert Durie.
Bryle Ferguson spent Sunday
with Mr. Oscar Love.
8everal of the young folks from
here have been attending the
grown by Haney Bros., of this
R. L. Haney and family return-
ed Saturday from Lampasas
where the had been spending a
few days camping.
Mrs. Charley Jacks of Haskell
is visiting her sister, Mrs. Wal-
ter Dickenson this week.
The gin at this place received
its first bale ot cotton for the
season Saturday which was rais-
ed .yA. P. Strange on the Hick-
erson farm and was sold in Hol-
land Monday, as first bale at 10.-
65, Mr. Strange was given a
Mr. Little, a prominent mer-
chant of Troy, was in our town
Quite a number of our nrople
attended the baptizing at Three
Forks Sunday evening.
Claud Holland left Monday for
Graham where he will spend a
few days with his father-in-law
Everybody's attention is at-
tracted to the beautiful lawn
of J. M. Phillips is keeping since
he received his new lawn mow-
er. He says that the only ob-
'ection he has to it, is, that it
wont run itself. Kid.
AA Johnny wants to take a va-
cation we will help Bonny.
Mr. (Tones and wife of Killeen
As It has been some time since we
have Sent In the news from this place
we thought we would try again.
Your correspondents may have for-
gotten ub, but we still read your
interesting letters and often think of
your smiling faces which we once
saw at a picnic.
Health in our community is not
so good as We would like for it to
be . *
Mr. Henry Hamon is spending &
few days 4t home.
Mr. Tom Prichard has just finished
a new dwelling house on his place
which will be occupied by Edgar Ha-
mon, his 8t>n-in-law.
Mr. Floyd Prater is visiting in
Taylor's Valley this week.
Miss Fannie Prater left Monday
for Palestine where she expects to
open up a millinery shop.
Messrs. Ellis Prater and Hugh
Hannon had business in Temple Sat-
Mr Hardin Harville spent Saturday
and Sunday 1A Belton.
Miss Ruby Harville spent part of
last week in Belton.
Mrs, Walter Hannon was visiting
in our community one day last week.,
Mr. Edgar Hannon and family
spent Sunday with Mr.„Doyl's and
family at Bell Plains.--. •
Jim Sherrod spent part of last
week on Dog Ridge.
Ellis is all smiles now. I guess
it is because th eriver is never past
Messrs. Henry and Hugh Hannon
Misses Martha and Rachel Owens at-
tended preaching at Three Forks one
night last week.
Lots of the young folks of Elm
Grove attending the meetin gat Bell
Plains, and we are glad to say some
of th6m have.decided to serve a new
master. It is a pity that we cannot
have a good meeting at Elm Grove.
It is certainly needed.
Mrs. T. A. Gresson of Victoria is
visiting her mother, Mrs. W. M.
Marvin Sherrod expects to start to
picking cotton next week.
Jim has the blues. Wonder why he
don't go to Summer's Mill any more?
Mr. Bill Allamon spent Saturday
night witTi the Sherrod boys of this
Mr. Wade Riley of Midway was vis
iting in our comunity last Friday.
If we could have the luck Mack has
when he takes melfons to Belle Plains
we would/ have mellons out there
ever once In awhile—that Is if we
Two of the Elm Grove boys are
going to debate against the Sum-
mer's Mill boys the third Saturday
night in this month.. The subject
is. Resolved that Prohibition la a
Benefit to the Country. This being
our first attempt in some time w
will close and come again if we see
this In print.
"Two. Old Bachelors."
Other Correspondents on Page 3
Col. W. H. Sebastian, one of
the progressive agriculturists of
the Moody country was a pleas-
ant caller at the Democrat office
on last Tuesday." He took occa-
sion while here to renew his sub-
scription to the Democrat
J. A. McCauley, oneofMoody's
live oltta ens was a Belton visitor
the earl y part of the week.
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