Canton Herald (Canton, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 45, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 7, 1913 Page: 1 of 8
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Successor to Van Zandt Enterprise
One Dollar per Year
Published Weekly by A. M. Foeter
CANTON, VAN ZANDT COUNTY, TEXAS, WEDNE8DAY, MAY 7, 1913
VOL. XXXI, NO. 45
WF ether Farmer, Merchant or
A bank balance adds to your prestige, in
both a personal and business way*
Think how many successful men you know
that do not carry a passbook—A PROTECTION
AGAINST MISFORTUNE. No one knows
when sickness or misfortune may come. We
hope it never will; but if it does come, be pre-
pared—start with us today.
Texas State Bank
Want That Inteiwban
By Peter Radford, President Farmers' Union
When Honesty is merely a good pol-
icy it is a poor virtue.
Lazy fanners are just as useless as
dead one* and take up more room.
There are two kinds of farmers. One
tries to take all the advice he hears and
the other won't take any at all.
Agriculture is as old as Mothuselah
and is just *ow cutting its wisdom teeth.
In every field of human activity the demand foe mo«
competent men and women is growing every day. Espe
cialiy so in agriculture. ,c. .
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A successful farmer must at least possess three virtues--;*
honesty, energy and economy.
Whatever change the tenant farmer makes, it is bound
to be for the better—it coulbn't be for the worse.
Education is a developing of the mind, not a stuffing of
the memory. Digest what you read.
Old men have visions, young men have dreams. Suc-
cessful farmers plow deep while sluggards sleep.
Home pride is a mighty valuable asset, and the farmer
who has none is carrying a heavy handicap on the road to
The soil is like a man's bank account. It can soon be
exhausted by^withdrawing and never depositing.
The growing of legumes will retard soil depletion and
greatly add to its powers to produce.
It is an established fact that legislation regulating the
hours of a farmer's work has never been suggested. Nei-
ther has a vice-commission been appointed to see why
farmers' boys leave home. •
Ben Franklin had in mind good roads when he said:
"If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time
must be the greatest prodigality."
"'A good schcol is an investment; a poor school is a
tax."—State Superintendent of Vermont.
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It affords us much pleasure to an-
nounce to our patrons and the public in
general the condition of our bank as
compared with its condition a year ago:
Our deposits are something like $25,000
Our loans over $10,000 more
Our bills payable were $17,500 this time
last year. At this date, bills payable, none <
We are very proud of the condition of our
bank, and feel grateful to the patrons of the
bank, for they have helped to bring about these
Our guarantee to the public is a home bank
consisting of farmers and professional and bus-
iness men of Van Zandt county. We have 24
stockholders worth over a quarter million dollars
Capital, Surplusand Profits, $68,000.00
Oldest and Strongest
WE APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS
First National Bank
B. H. McKinnon, the live-wire
cashier of the First National bank,
comes back from a week's stay in
Tyler red hot for the Terrell-Tyler
interurban by way of Canton. He
says he interviewed many of the
moneyed men of the Smith county
capital and found them all enthu-
siastic about the proposition and
ready to go the limit to secure the
extension of the Dallas-Terrell road.
Mr. McKinnon thinks Canton
ought to get right in behind the
proposition now and push with all
her might and feels confident that
Canton will get the roa4 if we
make the right effort.
Work was to have been begun
in Xp*re'l Monday on the Dallas-
Terrell road, which is supposed to
be in operation by the first of next
It will be recalled that about a
year ago we worked ourselves up
over the proposition of E. P. Tur-
ner and associates for a system of
five interurban lines originating at
Dallas. One was to run to Fort
Worth, another to Denton and
Gainesville, a third to Cleburne anjj,
Walnut Springs, a fourth/.^o Paris,
Clarksville and Texar^anaand the
last to Tyler, the two last to use
the same track as far as Terrell.
For some months this proposition
has been sleeping, but is far from
dead, according to late newspaper
dispatches. On April 8 the news-
papers cartied a story to the effect
that funds had been secuied from
Paris, France, capitalists and that
surveyors would begpn work the
following Monday. * -
Eight days later Cleburne citi-
zens held a big meeting, attended
by citizens of other towns' along
that route, at which the promoters
were assured that the people there
would do their part. Another
eight days and comes the announce-
ment that four directors from
Denton have been secured for the
Denton and Gainesville line.
Among the four is Dr. J. P. Blount,
formerly of this place. Three ol
the four are bankers; the other is
a big milling man.
| With the Schools j
By a vote of 25 to 11 Lone Star
district raised her special school
tax from I 5 cents to 50 cents last
Wednesday, and Mono voted a
25-cent tax by a vote of 31 to 22
Blue Springs will vote May 31
on the proposition of raising her
tax from 20 to 50 cents.
Prof. John B. Sides has been
re-elected head of the Myrtle
Springs school for the third term—
another Van Zandt boy "making
good." t /
The following teachers have
been, re-elected for the coming
school yean. F. E. Turner, Fair-
view; D. E. Varnell, China Grove;
E. C. Stovall, Blue Springs.
The schools at Watts, Turner,
Alss, Blue Springs, Friendship and
Williams Chapel closed last week.
County Superintendent G. D.
Staton paid an official visit to two
colored schools last Wednesday—
Prairie Creek and Redland.
,The county school trustees were
in se'ietqn here Monday, with John
M. Dean.'Au J. McMahon and C.
Jp Gibbs preftftt. Ben Wheeler
aistrv was auThorized to sell an
eighth of?ra acre of her school
ground, Joiws to sell her old school
ground and Friendship to sell her
798,426 families in the state. The
average size of a Texas family is
There are 9,598 children in Van
Zandt county between the ages of
6 and 20 years and 64 per cent of
them attej d school. The .state's
average attendance is 58 per cent.
Black jack for sale.
F. Couch. Canton.
Van Zandt Population
A bulletin showing the com-
position and characteristics of th(
population of Van Zandt count}
ha* just been issued by the federa
census department at Washington
The data contained in the repor
were gathered at the thirteent)
census and cover the year 19 I (.i
The more important data pertair -
ing to the population of this cour-
ty are as follows:
Total population ...25,651
Male ...... .1 .13,271
Males of voting age 5,973
Illiterates 10 years
old and over ..995
Number of dwellings 5,202
Number of familes 5,213
The total population of Texas is
3,896,542, and 76 per cent live in
the rural districts, while 24 per cent
is urban. We have 3,204,848
white persons, 690,049 negroes,
702 Indians, 595 Chinese, 340 Japs,
6 Filipinos and 2 Hindus. Our
females number 1,878,916 and
males 2,01 7,626. The total num-
ber of males of voting age is 1,003,-
357 and we have 282,904 illiterates.
Any person over ten years of age
that cannot write, regardless of his
ability to lead, is considered illit-
We have 779,177 dwellings and
Poultry Raising in Van Zandt
The poultry industry of Van
Zandt county is assuming large
proportions and the hen is con-
tributing her share towards lifting
the mortgages and swelling the
bank accounts of the farmers of
this count}'. The federal census
re K": which contain data gathei^
ed in the spring of 1910, show a
total of 142,71 3 fowls, valued at
$56,728, on the farms of this coun-
ty. The annual poultry production
of 1909 was 269,550 head of fowls
and 704,043 dozen egfes, which
had a combined value of $189,093,
according to the report.
Poultry raising in Van Zandt
county, when properly conducted
can be made a most profitable
investment. The conditions are
ideal for. breeding and raising
chickens, ducks turkeys antt other
species of domestic fowls;' and our
climate makes expense poultry
There are 13,670,000 head of
fowls on the farms of Texas and
the annual poultry and egg pro-
duction, which is largely consumed
at home, is valued at $23,000,000.
Probably twenty-five per cent of
our products finds its way to Nor-
thern and Eastern markets.
A Few Pointed Questions:
Are you doing your share
to reduce the high coat of
living in your home?
Are you providing every
safeguard—in other words,
are you exercising the proper -
care and caution in the se-
lection of your groceries?
Do you wish to increase
the purchasing power of your
A visit to our store'll throw
light on these vital questions.
Mercantile Co. I
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Gets Two-Year Sentence
Popular Girl Marries
Miss Claudia Smith, daughter of
Dr. and Mrs. C. P. Smith, who
has been teaching school in South
Texas for several years, was mar-
ried Saturday, April 26, to R. B.
Tooke, of Houston, the wedding
taking place in that city. She and
her husband will visit her people
here in a few weeks.
Dr. M. L. Cox, D. S. McPhai!,
3. A. Mitchell and L. H. Sidei
vere re-elected school trustees fo
the Canton district at Saturduy'
For Bale—8(1 acrep, 40 acres ii
•oltivation, rest in timber
Vbout 4 1-2 miles northeast fror:
Jan ton. Terms to suit. l',n
[tjire at Herald office. '
Profs. J. B. Sides, of Myrtld
Springs, and J. T. Milam, of Can-
ton, held an examination for school
teachers here Friday and Saturday,
and had 51 applicants for certifi-
cates—39 for the second grade and
12 for the first.
The applicants were Messrs.
Charles Baskin, h H. Bass, Archie
Blankinship, MaVvih Burns. Hay-
wood Childs, O. R. Cockerel!, 5.
H. Easley, E. A Easley, A. M. Fish4'
er, R. H. Groom. W. T. Hendl^y,
Bonnie High, A. H^yilliardy^*. H.
Hutchinson, Virgil Kifp^rew, Ebert
L. Mann, George Mwie, Percy
Music, A. J. Nixon, Jay H'. Oliver.
3. A. Philips, Gurlie Sanders, W. B
Sides, H. C. Stringer, R. R. Th'orop
son, Daily White, T. O. Whittingtow,
A. M. Wilson and G. C. Woods:
Viesdamcs Edna Cockerell anc
3.rac.ie Fugate, and Misses Jescs
nine Allen, Dovie Barber, Amic
brewer, Lula Burnette, Bertlu
Jurnette, Docia Chandler, Ol'i.
.)arby, Lffie Dunn, Stella Hobbs
lllen Hobbs, Eulah Howard, Grac<
lumphreys, Sue Lamb, Lol
•la.tin, Jessie Murphey, Non;
'etty, Birdie Stringer, Emma Turn
r, Maude Tucker and Johni'
Pardon for York
R. F. Williams, who went t<
\ustin some time ago with a pet:-
ion for the pardon of Fraud
Vork from^the state penitentiary
received a letter Sunday from th<~'
board of pardon advisers itatini
that they have recommended tc
the governor that the pardon be
granted. Francis York was sen-
tenced to the penitentiary for two
years in this county on a charge
of assault with intent to murder,
the charge resulting from a fight
that occurred at Scott, and has
served more than a year of his
term. He has a large circle of
friends in this county and the peti-
tion for a pardon was liberally
signed, including the signature of
the party with whom he had the
fight. It is assumed that the par-
don will be issued and Mr. York
released at an early date.—Wills
Ioe cream every day at MoKin*
non A Couch's—mixed right and
made right. Drop in and refresh
your hot tired self, or have Jiotne
sent to the house for the wife and
"kiddies." Delivered anywhere
in town at II per gallon.
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Also those famous Recall
remedies—one for each human
dl, and all sold on a guarantee
to do you good, or your money
Henry Lawler, until recently rural
mail carrier on a canton route,
pleaded guilty to violating the U.
S. postal laws in the federal court
at Tyler last Wednesday and has
been sentenced to two years' im-
prisonment. With other prisoners,
he was taken Sunday to Leaven-
Second—hend stove lor solo
cheap. C. P. Robiaon.
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fteV. J"#.' Schwab.
the Colfax Presbyterian ohujrch,
preached at -the Canton Bapitst
church -Sunday morning. He will
hav^ a-miM.thly appointment here
huggy and harness. Used very
ittie. Terms liberal. Call at
«Nolen Bros, drug store.
Rev. George F. Robertson, of
Dallas, delivered a very entertain-
ig lecture at the school auditorium
"hursday night. His subject was
The Great Egyptian Pyramid"—
nc last of the world's seven won-
let's—which was illustrated with 70
For «ale—C. H. Edwards $400
'i-ino, at a nacrifioe. Enquire
t Herald office.
in a Hurry
j For drugs or medicine*, turn
your footsteps this way and you
will be sure of getting the best
grades at the lowest prices
You will also he certain to
get quick and civil service at
any hour f
We are after your drug trade
and mean to win it by giving
you the best values and best
service in all lines. One trial
wiH demonstrate this to you
Agents for Lincoln paints
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Foster, A. M. Canton Herald (Canton, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 45, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 7, 1913, newspaper, May 7, 1913; Canton, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth232408/m1/1/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.