The Bell County Democrat (Belton, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 33, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 5, 1908 Page: 1 of 8
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BELTON, TEXAS, THURSDAY. HARCH 5, «0«8
BELL COUNTY NEWS NOTES.
NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS—The Democrat will re-
quest that you send in your items so as to reach the Democrat of-
fice by Monday evening of each week. Also make paragraphs of
each item mentioned, and be careful about spelling names of
people you mention.
We are thankful to the Great
Ruler of the Universe, for the
preservation of our life and health
another week; that we might be
able to send in our usual report
to the Democrat, the paper that
we all love to read so well.
We had a fine rain Monday;
which somewhat retarded from
work for a few days.
Mrs. Georgia and Miss Anna
Haney was visiting Mrs. Will
Bunker, of Salado, last Monday,
and had to remain over till Tues-
day on accout of the rain.
The young people was highly
entertained at Mr. J. M. Ander-
^ son's, Tuesday evening. They
played and ate candy to a finish.
There was a large crowd out and
everybody had a good time. We
hope Mr. Anderson will give us
another one soon.
J. B. Holland, from near Troy,
was shaking hands with friends
in our town one day this week.
Some of the boys of this com-
munity went to the Literary at
Elm Grove Saturday night.
There has been some corn
planted in this neighborhood and
everybody is going to plant this
week; if the weather continues
The tide of the imigration has
continued to flow toward Sum-
mers Mill until every available
house has been occupied, except
one and I understand that it is
John Campbell took a pleasure
drive to Holland, Sunday.
R. B. Dickenson was in Belton
Friday a foot and says he had
some trouble in getting out. We
can sympathize with him, as we
have measured the road a few
times ourselves, and find it to be
seven long weary miles.
Health is good in our commun-
ity at this writing.
Say Mr. Editor the creek sure
does look fine for fishing, these
beautiful warm days.
I haven't yet seen or heard of
the couple, who were lost between
Mr. Harvill's and Summers Mill
4ft but if I chance to find them, will
return them to their' weeping
parents free of charge.
We are still gaining writers,
come on with the news, hurrah!
for the correspondents page.
Well I guess I have blowed my
head enough; will now turn off
the gas and retire. Kid.
From Salado City.
I will try to write to the paper
again, as I have been absent for
We are enjoying some pretty
weather now. -
The public school at this place
enjoyed a picnic at Jones Mill
The Belton high, and public
school boys came over to Salado
to play base ball. The Salado
public school beat the Belton
public school but the Belton high
school beat the high school of this
The people are planting their
Mr. Moore and family visited
relatives at Bartlett Saturday
Miss Carrie and Eva Berry
were on the sick list last week.
I will stop and try again.
Best wishes for the Democrat.
Health in the community is
very good at present.
Mr. Jerry Dillard had two very
sick children last week, but they
are better now. «
Mr. Jerry Dillard's dog went
mad abuut three weeks ago. The
dog bit two pigs and a chicken.
The dog and one pig died and
he killed the other pig. •-
Mr. Jess Fulwiler and wife of
Belton visited home folks a few
Mr. George Warren and wife
of Belton spent Saturday night
and Sunday with Mrs. Prince,
Mrs. Warren's mother.
Mrs. E. York has been sick re-
Miss Maggie York and brother
who lives near Midway, spent
Saturday and Sunday with their
brother, English York.'
Charley Fulwiler of Abilene,
visited relatives in this commun-
J. M. Moore and Son visited
relatives on Dog Ridge last week.
There was a party at Mr. Mit-
chell's not long ago, which was
enjoyed by the young folks.
Some of the young people of
this community attended a party
at Mr. Millers in Nolan Valley
Saturday night. They all report
having a lively time.
Roscoe Hathcock and Burk
Prince, while returning from the
party Saturday night ran into a
ditch and turned the buggy over
but neither of them got hurt.
Mrs. Ella Mitchell and Ophia,
visited relatives in Nolenville
J. F. Fulwiler and family
went to Belton Sunday.
J. M. Moore visited Mrs. Alex-
ander one evening last week.
Ralph Moore, Elbert Mitchell
and brothers went 'posum hunt-
ing one night last week. They
canght two 'possums.
Frank Bowman was at Elbert
Mitchells one night last week.
George Warren and Burk
Prince were at Mr. Mitchells
R. C'oppin and family sjjent
Sunday with Mr. Rosser and
Some of the farmers have be-
gun planting corn and potatoes.
W. N. Herring and family of
Tennessee Valley spent Sunday
with Jerry Dillard and family.
I will close wishing the Demo-
crat and its many readers suc-
Hay Branch Items.
The farmers are making use of
these pretty days.
Health in this community is
very good at present.
Our school is progressing nice-
ly under the management of
Miss Ora Sanderford.
The singing at George McKee's
was enjoyed by all present.
Mrs. Nichols visited Mrs. San-
derford one evening recently.
There was a musical entertain-
ment at the home of Mr. Barr
Will Harris and son, Lee had
business in Belton one day last
The people here are about to
get over the whooping cough.
Mrs. Barr visited her daughter,
Mrs. Allie Hair one day last
A certain boy offered a certain
girl his buggy to take her beau
Boy's this is leap year, you had
better watch out. ^
We are dreading the March
There was a party at Mr. Car-
lisle's Friday night.
Prof. Justice was seen in our
Mr. Hallmark from Sparta was
at this place Sunday. Wonder
Mrs. Allie Hair visited at her
John Harris and family visited
at the home of Lee Morris Sat-
urday and Sunday.
Andy Cox and family visited
their daughter, Mrs. Morris Sun
L. B. Harris visited Cap Car
Miss Janie Moore and Miss
Lillie Wigging spent Friday
night with Misses Carrie and
There was preaching at this
place Saturday night and Sunday.
As news is scarce in this part
of the country I will ring off.
Will Visit Belton.
Word has just reached the city
that Belton is on the itinerary of
the Houston trade excursion, and
is scheduled to reach here on the
18th inst. The matter of inter-
tainment will very likely be taken
up at the meeting of the Commer-
cial Club which meets Friday
Bell Plains News Notes.
Say, I'd like to meet the "Ted-
dy Bear" of Cedar Creek, do you
suppose she (?) would get a letter
if I addressed one to Miss (?)
Teddy Bear, Cedar Creek, Texas?
Anyway "it" had better watch
Miss Essie Forrest is still sick
but I think most of our other
sick ptople are slowly improving.
There was a party at Miss
Martha Anderson's Tuesday
Mrs. S. Y. Lee, of Waco, is vis-
iting her mother, Mrs. I. J.
Mr. Adams has had an addi-
tion built to his house.
"Old Grippe'' is still raging,
He has just retreated after an
attact on "Baker's Fort, wound-
ing "General Kurney" who is
now able to up again.
R. McQueen and part of his
family have also followed the
fashion of getting sick.
Mr. and Mrs. Burt Forrest and
children have been visiting Mr.
Mr. J. B. Cawthorn went to
Youngs Port one day last week.
I suppose Miss Dora Good-
night can sympathize with the
sick folks , "one'' especially.
We heard that Allamon has trad-
ed off "Old Wallace," alright Bill
just so you get another one just
Messrs Chafiin and Savage
held their moving picture show
at the school house one night last
week, and a large crowd attended
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Griffith and
children of Amity, visited Mr.
and Mrs. I. J. Poteet Saturday
night and Sunday.
Miss Marian Sanders, our
school teacher, visited her home
folks in Belton Saturdav.
I would like to congratulate all
the young ladies who received
the prizes, but as I dont know
any of them personally, Swhy, I
guess I wont have a chance to.
Mrs. R. A. Forrest" and 'son,
Lester, visited the city of Holland
Misses Era Buckley and Lela
Mullins attended the eleven
o'clock services at Belle Plains
Frank Markham and Grady
Buckley of Prairie Valley visited
Belle Plaines Sunday.
Wonder what was the matter
with Miss Georgie Chaffin Sun-
day night? She looked happy(?)
for some reason.
Miss Flora Boy Is was the guest
of Miss Eunice Poteet Sunday.
Some of our young people look
rather pleased since they had
their fortnne told by the "Mov-
ing Picture Man."
Mrs. Walter Dickenson of
Summers Mill attended preach-
ing Sunday morning.
We have just learned that Mr.
J. W. Forrest has been real sick
for the past ten days. Well "turn
about is fair play," and I suppose
it's his time now.
Mr. Olympus Allamon and Miss
Cora Smith of Belton visited
friends in our community Sun-
Well, if anyone wants to know
any more about Belle Plains just
come and see for yourselves, and
you'll get your names in the pa-
per, 'cause then we can say that
So and So visited Belle Plains,"
Well Mr. Editor, will quit at
last with a little poem of our own
Of all the far famed poets,
"Our Crowd" can beat them all,
When it comes to writing letlers,
We can send them to the wall.
There's "Kid" and "Farmer Boy"
And "Innocence Abroad" and "Zyt,"
Who, in their weekly letters,
Display their matchless wit.
And "Johnny and Sonny," "Peggie"
and "Us Girls,"
And "Cheesy" and "Teddy Bear,"
And "Blum DeLa" and "Farmers
Are always "On the Square."
"Two Blue eyed Thinkers" appear on
But now they have gone away,
We hope they will soon take heart
And come on some near future day.
New, last but not least, the "Two Old
With "corkscrew curls" and their cat,
Elm Grove would be "left" with out
I know we'd all affirm that.
Weil we've finished our little poem,
And it isn't much at that,
So we'll "end up" with these six word*
"Three cheers for the Old Democrat."
Bashful Beau and
THE LOCAL MARKET.
Wednesday, Mar. 4, 1908.
Eggs, 10 cts per do*.
Hens 3.00 to $3.40 par doe.
Fryers 2.40 per do«.
Turkeys 6 1-2 cts per lb.
Butter 12 to 16 2-3 ctu per lb.
Butter fat 27 cts per lb.
Country sausage 10c per lb.
Wheat 1.10 per bu.
Corn 55 cts per bu.
Oats 58 to 68 cts per bu.
Hay 12.50 to 15.00 per ton.
Pecans 3 to 3 1-2 cts per lb.
Hogs 4 l-2c per lb.
Cattle on foot 2 to 2 l-4c per lb.
Sweet potatoes 75 eta per bu.
Wood 3.00 per cord.
Wood, cedar 3.00 to 4.CO per cord.
Green Hides 2 1-2 to 3c per lb.
Local Spots, 10 3-4 basis.
We have been ont on another
matrimonial raid and have just
returned hot, tired andthorough-
ly disheartened, so of course we
can not write much this week.
The old friends of Harden Har-
ville are glad to welcome him
home again. He has been at-
tending school at Tyler.
John and Mary Hickerson of
Belton visited Miss Ruby Har-
ville Sunday afternoon.
Jim Huey and wife of Prairie
Valley visited Mrs. Huey's par-
ents, J. M. Owens and wife of
this place Sunday.
Luther Barrett and sister,
Miss Irene of Amity visited in
our community Sunday.
The was quite a number who
attended the meeting of the Lit-
erary Society Saturday night
and everyone seemed to have en-
joyed the program. There will
be a debate on Prohibition Sat-
urday night, March 7th. Every-
one cordially invited to come.
There will be services by Rev.
Stoddard Sunday March 8th at
11 o'clock and also next first Sun-
by Rev. Curry at 3 o'clock in the
We wish to thank J. L. Har-
ville for the fine "time we had at
his home Sunday afternoon at the
singing. Let us^ j&m. agaui
Mr. Harviile. '
Mother is calling us to come
and milk Old Pide and Bald-face,
so adeiu Two Old Maids
Subscribe for the Bell County
Democrat. Only 50c a year.
We have sure had some windy
weather this winter.
The farmers are waiting for
ground to dry in order to plant
The C. C. A. S. is progressing
nicely, the subject for debate is:
Resolved that the use of intoxi-
cating liquor has caused more
heartfelt sorrow than "wars."
The next meeting will be Friday
night, March the 6th and every-
We are sorry to hear that Mr.
Curtis is going to leave. Ike is a
fine fellow and we hate to give
him up, he will make his future
home in Dallas.
I guess Miss Ollie will enjoy
her trip to the far west. Wonder
if she would like to have a Teddy
Bear accompany her.
Miss Arline McDonald has
been very sick for some time.
We hope for her a speedy recov-
✓Horace Cartright spent Wed-
nesday night with his grandma,
John McCrary has been going
down the creek in his new rub-
ber tire very often. Be careful,
John, it is leap year.
William Berry had business
in Belton last Friday. %
Bro. McColough preached at
Baptist church Saturday night
George Grissom was on the
sick list last week.
The young people enjoyed
singing at Mr. McDonalds last
As news is scarce I'll ring off
The party given by Mr. Hol-
lowell Friday night was well at-
tended by the younger set and
everyone expressed themselves
as having spent a most enjoyable
Hee and Charlie Kelly and
Walter Graves of Midway attend-
ed the party Friday night.
It is reported that wedding
bells will ring in our community
soon. Look out, boys, this ia
leap year and we must be care-
Cecil Carpenter left Thursday
Miss Bessie Henry has been
unable to attend school this week
on account of her eyes and we
hope they will get entirely well
Miss Pearl Barker who has
been visiting her aunt, Mrs. Hol-
owell returned to her home at
Da Villa Saturday we wish she
could have stayed with us longer.
The farmers in our community
are real busy, some are planting
Birch Walker denies the charge
of anyone being with his girl last
Ask Miss Willie Malear if her
father has any corn to sell.
Mrs. Wireman spent the day
Thursday with her daughter,
!Mrs. Joe Carpenter.
Mrs. Tom Carpenter spent the
day Friday with Mrs. Bob Henry.
Miss Bessie Henry spent
Thursday afternoon with Miss
Maggie Thompson, ask them
where they went.
Charlie Kelly was on the ridge
Wednesday, there must be some
attraction up here for him.
Mrs. Goodman and mother
visited Mrs. Tom Carpenter one
day this week.
Harris Henry and wife spent
the day Saturday with his
mother, Mrs. Bob Henry.
Miss Kate Wiseman, George
Wilson. Miss Bessie Wiseman
and Birch Walker attended the
ball game at Salado Saturday.
Miss Maggie Thompson and
ittle brother, Harry spent Thurs-
day night with Sam and Bessie
Mrs. Bob Henry spent Satur-
day afternoon with Mrs. Spivey.
Miss Bertha Kerr has gone to
Granger to spend a few weeks.
Wonder what will happen!
Bea McCaslin didn't go to town
Mr. Wireman and daughter,
Miss Mary went to Temple Sun-
day to see his brother-in-law, Mr.
Rogers who has been receiving
treatment at the hospital.
Misses Willie Malear and Ruby
McCaslin called on Miss Maggie
Thompson Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Ray and family of Killeen
spent Sunday with Mrs. Joe Car-
Prayer meeting is progressing
nicely. Fverybody is cordially
invited to attend every Sunday
night. Mischievious Chums
Well, here I am again, but
failed to get my wife to come
Health of the community is
much better at this writing than
at the last.
We are having some beautiful
weather at present and the
farmers are making use of it.
Mrs. Howard and family have
taken their sad departure from
relatives and friends at this
place, but we are afraid that the
sand storms will not agree with
them. Before the March winds
are over we all think they will
be back. J. W. Cox will live on
their home nlace.
Carrol Brasher was seen walk-
ing the streets of Bland one day
last week. Wonder what his
business was down here.
The school opened up nicely
Bro. W. W. Mayes was a pleas-
ant visitor at the school house
Friday evening where they had
recitations and singing.
Mr. Sam Ludwik and wife of
Pendleton visited home folks
Come on Sonny and Johnny of
Boookhaven—we missed you lots
We noticed that there were
some new writers last week'."
Come on until we have every
place in Texas represented.
Harvey, have you cheered up
yet? We are uneasy about you.
Poor "fellow, we all felt for you.
We are thinking you will have
company now—wait and see if
you don't. The other day Cheesy
happened along and took the re-
ceiver down just in time to hear
that parrot say "-pretty Polly."
As news is scarce I'll go to
Set baking powder biscuits
on top of the stove at the back, a
few minutes before putting them
into the oven, and they- will rise,
no matter what the state of the
oven may be.
Do not entirely fill a rubber hot
water bottle. When partly full
rest it on something and press
the top down until the water
rises in the neck; then screw on
the top. This drives out the air
and keeps the water hot longer.
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Number 33 '
THOUGHTS ON BUSINESS *
WALDO PONDRAY WARREN
THE MAIN STEM
ELIMINATE the things that dont ooun^ Put all your
strength Into the thing* that do. ThfrVa tho way to mail*
a real success In any Una.
In a florist's shop tha other day I saw a vaee of great
ahaggy ohrysanthemums nearly aa big aa your head. My
thought flew baok a few yeara and brought to mind the amall
and Inslgnifloant chrysanthemums we had then, not much
blggsr than a daisy, but with a great many atema and flowers
on one plant. Now we have bigger onee than ware even
dreamed of then. It was found that by cutting off some of tha
branches and forcing all tha growth Into ons stsm It would
produce a splendid flower worthy of the admiration of all.
Many persons wonder why they dont amount to mora
than they do. They know they have good stuff In them. that
thsy are sincere, energetic, persevering, and have ample op*
portunltlsa. But they feel that they are not making satisfac-
tory hsadway In any partloular line.
Let them trim aome of tha ua'elesa branehea. Tha me*
who have made tha real succsssss have done eo, and have
thrown the whole foroe of their llvea Into tha development of
thlnga that were eseentlal to tha kind of. aueoeaa they dealred.
They have not prided themaetvea on the number but On the
quality of their branches. They.have not dlsslpatsd their
time by taking part In every by-play that alalmed their atten-
tion, but hava cultivated tha main atom.
(OofOntabt, Ml, * ioMph a Mai
The recital given by Mrs.
Kean's pupils last evening at the
college was an unusually success
ful one. The entire program
was classical and full of interest.
Those who participated showed
careful trainingand many of them
showed much growth since the
last recital in the fall. There
was spontaneity, freedom and
simplicity, both in the songs and
in the accompaniments, which
gave a peculiar charm to the en-
tertainment. f rs. Kean played
all the accompaniments so beau-
tifully that confidence was inspir-
ed in her pupils.
The girls were dressed in white
with touches of pink here and
there and Mrs. Kean was costum-
ed in lavender. The stage was
decorated simply with palms and
Rev. A. S. Worrel of Louisville
Ky., a former acquaintance of
Dr. Wilson, was a guest at the
college for two days. He is the
author of several volumes of
poems and of one of the best
translations of the New Testa-
ment extant. They are publish*
ed by the Publication Society of
Rev. Worrel gave a very help-
ful talk in chapel, and also before
the Bible classes. It is always
a pleasure to have men like him
visit the college and address the
Rev. .tfcGarrity conducted the
chapel exercise Wednesday morn-
ing and gave an exceptionally
clear exposition of the twenty-
third psalm. He inspired thought
in all present, and he shall always
be welcomed to conduct the
Bro Townsend was present to
conduct one of the services dur-
ing the past week.
Mr. Wagoner of Temple is vis-
iting his daughter, Violet.
Miss Ethel Ritch of Palestine
has gone home for a short visit.
Miss Dora Daugherty and Fan-
nie Maud Du Puy has left col-
lege on account of illness.
The Alumnae met in the col-
lege parlor and conducted a
meeting which was full of inter-
est to the members. The next
meeting will be the last Tuesday
of the month and a large attend-
ance is desired.
A Whirl-wind Religions Census,
At a meeting Tuesday morning
composed of Rev- A. F. Cunning-
ham, Rev. McGarity and Rev.
J. D. Young, held in the pastors
study of the Methodist Church
plans were laid looking forward
to a whirl wind religious census
of the city. The plan is to get
young men and women from the
different churches of the city to
volunteer about two hours time
Monday from 3: to 5 p. m. and
during that time with blanks pre-
pared for that purpose visit every
home in the city and take a re-
ligious census as to church mem-
berjhip, Sunday school attend-
This is a splendid move on the
part of the enterprising pastors
-of Belton and we bespeak for
them the highest possible suc-
cess in the matter.
In the case of the State vs Will
Boyed who was on trial last week
for murder, the jury give the de-
fendant a life sentence in the
Fort Worth, Texas, Feb. 29.—
The campaign for state wide pro-
hibition was launched here today
when 150 delegates from allparts
of Texas representingthemselves.
as democrats, who favor prohi-
bition, met to elect officers and
outline policies. It was decided
to submit the question of prohi-
bition to the democratic primary
on July 25.
Reports from various parts of
the state showed marked gains
for the drys.
O. S. Latimer of Fort Worth
called tliie meeting to order. J.
Z. Miller of Belton was elected
chairman ani H. C. Harris of
A campaign committee was
named as follows: J. B. Durrett
of Belton, H. Ivey of Sherman
and A. W. Jones of Dallas.
The ways and means committee
was named as follows: O. S. La-
timer of Fort Worth, L. Gough of
Hereford, W. B. Stephens of San
Antonio, H. G. Gebbe of Mineola,
R. E. Cofer of Gainesville, N. C.
Murray of Kingsland, J. B. Dur-
rett and H. A. Ivey of Sherman.
The committees will report late
Among the speakers were Dr.
Rankin and Dr. Gambrell of Dal-
las, R. C. Dial of GreenyiHe, Mrs.
B. C. Zehner of Dallas, Mrs. J.
S. Turner of Arlington, and Dr.
B. F. Riley of Dallas. All express
themselves confident prohibition
would carry by a safe majority in
Reports show prohibition cer-
tain of 25,000 votes with some
cities not yet in.
Others attending are T. B.
Grant of Brady, Sterling Strong
of Bowie, E. E. Heath of Rock-
wall, A. H. Curtis of Abilene and
R. E. Smith of Bosque.
Commercial Gab Meeting.
The regular meeting of the
Belton Commercial Club will be
held in the district court room
on next Friday night at 8:30
o'clock. It will be a very inter-
esting meeting as the committee
in charge of free mail delivery
for Belton will have a report.
Other important matters will
Miss Maggie Thanks Her Friends.
I take this method of thanking
the friends who so kindly helped
me to win the Democrat piano in
the contest. I am confident that
I would not have been the lucky
one had it not been for my
friends working so faithfully.
March 4th 1908.
A Letter of ThaAks.
I wish to thank all of
friends, who worked so faithfully
for me in the Democrat Contest.
I won the gold watch and am well
pleased with it, as I think it is a.
'little beauty." Remember that*
I am very thanlcful to all,
Moffat, March 4,1908.
We come into the world with
nothing but a voice; we go out
leaving even the voice. Speak i
well your piece while you can. ""
Set the broken umbrellas away
and keep them till the umbrella
man comes round. He may save
you the oost of a new umbrella.
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