Bell County Democrat (Belton, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 21, Ed. 1 Tuesday, September 29, 1908 Page: 2 of 4
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Bell County Democrat
■etabdiebed is 1*96.
Deaicrat hlilsblofl .Conpaiy.
S. M. R y, Pre«., W. S. Hunter, Vice
Pre*., C. B. Smith, Sec-Trea#.,
Geo. W. Tyler, T. W. Cochran.
W. M. WOODALL, Manager.
SUBSCRIPTION, 50c. PER YEAR
Entered at the Belton PostoflSce as Sec-
ond Claw Mail Mattrr.
Democrat Stock Holders.
F. K. Austin
K. C. Clabaugh
T. W. Cochran
Geo. W. Cole, Jr
T. A. Cook
A. L. Curtis
W. P. Denman
E. R. Everett
J. F. Elliott
G. M. Felts
Dr. C. Freeman
C. S. Fisher
J. M. Frazier
J. H. Head
W. S. Hunter
J. D. Law
M. P. McElhannon
T. L. Means
J. Z. Miller, Sr.
A. M. Montoith
J. Z. Miller, Jr.
J. C. Preston
S. M. Ray
J. H. Reese
C. B. Smith
N. K. Smith
M. A. Stamper
B. R. Stocking
Geo. W. Tyler
Dr. W. A. Wilson
Have you sent your friends a
Fair catalog yet? They are now
Many of the ladies of Belton
will learn with regret that Waco
has abandoned the Flower Show
It is expected that Belton will
entertain the largest crowd dur-
ing the Exhibition than was ever
According to the Telegram the
mayor of Temple has forbidden
any city officer accepting passes
to the circus. This is the limit.
Belton is now averaging about
200 bales of cotton a day at pres-
ent. Better than any in the
past ten years. Prices will sure
bring the cotton.
The story as related on the
first page of this paper concern-
ing the discovery of a band of
hermits in '.'Still House Hollow"
is liable to put the people of Bell
county to thinking.
That was very nice of the Tem-
ple fire department paying its
respects to a deceased member
of tr.e Beiton department. The
fire boys everywhere may be de-
pended on to do the proper thing
at the right time.
E. R. Everett made one pur-
chase of 30 dozen eggs Saturday.
They brought 15c per dozen.
Jim Porter of Midway brought
in a bait of cotton to Belton Fri-
Last Friday. Constable Yar-
brough noticed a bad looking
dor near T. W. Cochran & Co.,
and on closer inspection thought
that he showed symptoms of
hydrophobia, so he instantly end-
ed his career.
Ice Cream and Sherbet.
$1.00 per gallon, 60c half gal-
lon. Delivered in packers. Lib
eral reduction in 5 gallon lots-
Our customers say it is the best.
Try it. Both 'phones.
18-2t J. R. Donnei-l, & Sons. ,
Eugene Foreman, who recent-
ly had the misfortune of having
a needle thrust into one of his
eyes while sweeping at the flour
mill, is reported much better.
The physician in attendance
states that the sight will be en-
Carpet rags dyed with Put-
num Fadeless dyes will not fade;
the colors are bright and pretty.
Putnum Fadeless Dves cost you
no more than others, but color
more goods brighter and faster
colors. Ask your dealer, W. E.
John Ingbsent of Praire Dell
was here Saturday on business.
Changes in Premium List
The premium committee have
made a few changes in the prizes in
class 4—Hogs. The last four items
have been changed to read, "Under
one year," instead of "6 months" as
it appears in the Catalog. They have
also added another premium for
graded Swine which is "Best pen of
five pigs under one year, $3 for first
prize and $2 for second." Those
having good graded pigs may enter
in this class.
Gaoderbone's Forecasts for October.
Now, Taft was enjoying
An aeroplane (light,
And (.kimmlng around
Like the man-swallow Wright,
When who should appear,
Holding fast to his nat
And sailing the sky,
Hut the man from the Platte.
Said fat Bill to Platte Bill,
"Now, isn't this great?"
Said Bryan, "You bet—
Is my rudder on straight?"
And the wind coming up
With a slight show of bluster,
They both skidded off
Through the air belly buster.
And while they were flying
About a mile high,
The Roosevelt entry
Emitted a cry;
And Bryan, supposing
He'd dropped from the race,
Slowed lip with a horrified
Look in the face.
But Taft was just floating—
"My motor's gone out!
Now. hand me a match
When you next come about!"
But Bryan just laughed,
And "he said "My dear speeder,
Remember that I
Am the ifreat matchless leader."
October is from the 'atin octo,
meaning eight. It was the
eighth month of the old Roman
calendar. This brought oysters
in at the end of August, when
they had to be handled like eggs,
and the Oyster Trust always cor-
nered the supply in cold storage.
Rome, like every other nation,
had a reformer not too often for
reasonable profits in business,
and when Numa Pompilius came
into power in 713 B. C. he made
October the tenth month and
busted the Oyster Trust. He
was idolized by a grateful popu-
lace and was only relinquished to
private life in his later days that
he might gratify his desire to
hunt big game in Africa.
The presidential race will reach
Three quarters of a mile,
Ami both the bills will hit it up
In good old fashioned style.
The Platte will shake his big br o
And put up dust and dirt,
The giant Taft will jfrunt and sweat
And rip his undershirt,
The plaudits of the multitude
Will rise in mighty peals,
And the watchful Teddy Bear will
At William Howard's heels.
The pink mudgards of Sunny
Jim will catch the frost descend-
There is much agitation in
various towns of the state in re-
gard to a cu*few law. The only
law of this kind worth a whoop is
the one enacted by the home
governing body and enforced by
the same authority.
It is said that a drowning man
will grasp at a straw. Teddy
seems to be in that kind of a
predicamentat present. In other
words, he got out on a limb and
Bryan sawed the limb off be-
tween him and the tree.
A petition has been circulated
in Oklahoma asking Gov. Haskell
to resign the governorship. It's
a ten-to-one shot that the fellows
who started the movement have
always been the enemies of the
governor and the democratic
party. In other words, political
.malcontents and "has-beens."
Friday was not specially a
good day for cotton, yet Belton
received 215 bales that day. It
is predicted that Belton this year
will receive more cotton than any
year for the past ten years.
This is attributed to the vigorous
buying of the local cotton men
Who have been paying above the
market price all the season.
Mrs. A. M. Butler returned
from Temple Saturday where
she has been visiting a sich sis-
ter, whom she left much improv-
What 25 Cents Will Buy.
Our out-of-town friends are
invited to call at the Silver King
and get the best old fashion din-
ner in town for 25 cents. Rube
Peay will treat you right.
Silver King Restaurant.
Ned Jones of Salado passed
through Beltoa Tuesday enroute
to Galveston where he will at-
tend the medical college.
Mr. George T. Curb from No-
lan ville brought in a fine load of
corn and a nice lot of poultry
eggs, etc., Friday.
Lost—Between Elm Grove
rod Henderson Crossing a light
frlfK ir summer coat. Finder
please return to Tom Vannoy's
stand on Bast Street.
TARRANT & QUESENBERRY
Pianos and Organs
Singer and Wheeler & Wilson
Sewing Machines 1
Sold on Easy Payments - . Call and See Tliera.
Next Door to Democrat Office.
BELL COUNTY DEMOCRAT
. . . '
GOOD FRESH GROCERIES
Just what you need - Just what you want.
E. M. HATCHER
Next Door to Old Stand. Country Produce Wanted.
WE ASK YOU
To examine our
statement of con-
People who in-
trust their money
to a bank should
of its financial
ment speaks for
itself — on its
strength we so-
licit your busi-
is called to our
Report of the Condition of The Fooplea National
Hank of Belton. in the State of Texas, at the close of
business. September 23rd, 1<>08.
Loans and Discounts 70.655,44
Overdrafts, secured and unsecured 459.81
United States Bonds to secure circulation ... 15,000.00
Premiums on U. S. Bonds 750.00
Ban kin ir house, furniture and fixtures 12.058.61
Due from National Banks, not reserve a gents 30,546.05
Due from state banks and bankers 1,474.56
Due from approved reserve agents.... 14,597.40
Checks and other cash items 3ll,f 2
Notes of other national banks 1.060,00
Fractional paper currency, nickels and cents *>5.83
Legal-tender notes 2,735.00 9.088,75
Redemption fund with U. S. Treasurer -
5 per cent of circulat.on 750,00
Due from U, S. Treasurer, other than 5
percent redemption fund .... lOO.oo
Capital stock paid in 50,000.00
Surplus fund ..«i 500.00
Undivided profits, less expenses and taxes
paid . —. 3.010,54
National Bank notes outstanding 15.000.00
Due toother National Banks 815.90
Due to State Banks and Bankers 974.76
Individual deposits subject lo check 87,259.87
Cashiers checks outstanding 278.00
State of Texas, County of Bell—ss
I, Thos. Yarrell. Jr., cashier of the al>ovc named
bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement is
true to the best of n y knowledge and belief.
THOS. YARRELL. JR.. Cashier
Subscrit ed and sworn to before me this 28th day
of September. 1908. IRENE 8COGGIN,
J. H. Bloomer
E. C. Clabaugh %
Peoples National Bank
How'sTl TiroaI a RF YOU GOING TO
If you are intending to
buy a farm now is the time
for you to commence inves-
I have a large list of all §
sizes and classes of farm ^
lands, among which are
some rare bargains.
I have some bargains 'n
Belton and Temple city
CHEAP MONEY 1
I Have Plenty of Money
to Loan at Low Kate of
J, C. PRESTON 1
The Real Estate Man
Over Denny's B ink, Belton
ing and turn a tine autumnal red,
with the burning sumac blend-
ing; the frost will thin out Mr.
Kern's elaborate chin thicket,
and each of these hair-bearing
tails will go some on his ticket.
The frost will paint the sassa
fras a deep and glowing red, and
the farm hand will resume his
iiowl for blankets on his bed
The plant exuded phosphorus
will gossamer the air, the stiff
rheumatic will put on his wind-
proof underwear, the southward
moving ducks will quack upon
the reeded lakes, and man will
line himself withbuttered flannel
The women will parade be-
neath the big sky-scraper hats,
and guy lines strung to steady
them will anchor in their rats,
and every time the wind blows
brisk, with many screams and
squeals, they'll all turn turtleand
will fan the azure with their
The camper will go unto the woods
To live the life of Crusoe
And the quail will balance on a rail
And whistle lyce Caruso.
The poor hay^fever patient will
return from his retreat, and
every time his nose goes off and
honks upon the street, we'll
scramble for the nearest curb as
fast as we can dart, believing
that his lusty sneeze is some
The candidate will press his
suit and tell his little jokes while
he is handing out cigars they
name for famous folks; and not-
withstanding all the harm this
sort of- smoke has done us, we'll
all waltz up again and try his
deadly Mrs. Gunness.
After the 26ih October will be
under the influence of the zodia-
cal sign Scorpio the crustacean.
Persons born in Scorpio are lob-
sters, and are mostly actors and
base ball players. They have re-
markable foresight. Among
other things, they can tell when
the hired girl is going to quit,
and always give her notice first.
The armoured football player
will cavort in padded pants and
butt to beat a billy goat while
frenzied thousands dance. He'll
cut the foe with glass hid in his
Paderewski mop, and when they
pile on sacks he'll do a war dance
on the top. The college men will
all get up and yell like Kingdom
Come, the college gii*ls will swal-
low six or seven gobs of gum, the
autumn sun will be obscured by
colors, horns and hats, the
catapulting end will cave the
other fellow's slats, the giant
centers will collide like two ex-
cursion trains, the guards will
paw the earth and scramble one
another's brains; and when the
ambulance drives up, with great
vociferation the howling mob will
give three cheers for higher
The first frost ripened hickory nuts
Will rattle to the ground,
And local option will put on
The blower all around.
The hunter's moon will sail the sky,
The bee will duck the clover,
And the other Wright in France will
Tho Eiffel Tower.
The flower, for October is the
hop. This signifies that the fates
are against prohibition in one
month of the year, anyway.
Our gad-abouting fleet will
throw a scare into Japan, and
shell the Chinese cost until they
tell the age of An; and old John
Rockefeller will observe October
nine, with a big barn dance at
Forest Hill and unfermented
wine, the third month since he's
had to make a payment on that
And then Noveml>er 3rd will come,
When all of us shall vole,
And one of these two Bills will have
To be the Hilly goat.
TO THE BELTON FAIR &,
LIVE STOCK EXHIBIT
Alf Elliott and wife were in
Belton Saturday on a shooping
For LIVE STOCK and AGRICULTURAL EXHIBITS
All Kinds of Amusements Parades by Merchants and Stockmen
FOR PURSE OF TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS
ALL THE TIME
See the Alligator Shoot the Chutes
Night ATTRACTIONS Unsurpassed
SOMETHING DOING ALL THE WHILE!
DON'T MISS IT
Excursion Rates on All Railroads and Trolley Line
For Information Address E. E. Upshaw, Manager Fair Association, or' A. L. Monteith, Secretary
Bert Barnes of Killeen was in
Bolton Friday on business.
Charlie O'Connor of Midway
brought a load of cotton to Bel-
J. B. Barrett of near the Tyler
farm brought cotton to Belton
T. J. French, a well-to-do far-
mer of Corn Hill was in Belton
Friday with cotton.
Cornie Bla.ylock was in Belton
Friday on business.
J. Buck Bailey of Youngsport
was in Belton Friday with cot-
J. W. Hasting came to Belton
Friday on business.
Miss Minnie Ferguson is visit-
ing in Salado.
Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Jennings
spent Sunday in Taylors Valley
the guests of. Mrs. Jennings'
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Forrester.
The famous little pills.
We want your work and in order to pet it will allow your car fare
from Belton to Temple on $5,00 worth of work or more, and'will guaran-
tee all our work for 10 years, in writing'. We have had 12 years prac-
tical experience and will do your work by our expert Painless Methods,
at the following' Exceedingly Low Puces.
Set of Teeth $5 00 to $10.00
Gold Crowns $5.00 Painless Filling $1.00up.
Pridge Work $5.00 While or Bone 50c
Painless Extraction 50.
Gold Fillings $1.00 up.
Painless Filling $1.00up.
Over Brady & Black
UNION PAINLESS DENTISTS
DR. THOMAS, Prop.
Will appreciate your patronage and give the very best service
in a Hair Cut, Shave, Shampoo, Massage, or
Aaything in The Toanrial Lin
At the same old stand with his first class white artists.
East Side Square, Belton
THE DEMOCRAT, 50c PER YEAR
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Bell County Democrat (Belton, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 21, Ed. 1 Tuesday, September 29, 1908, newspaper, September 29, 1908; Belton, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth232352/m1/2/: accessed May 25, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.