The Bell County Democrat (Belton, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 35, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 19, 1908 Page: 1 of 8
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BELTON, TEXAS, THURSDAY. flARCH iy, 1908
BELL COUNTY NEWS NOTES.
NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS—The Democrat will
ques^ that you send in your items so as to reach the Democrat of-
£ce by Monday evening of each week. Also make paragraphs of
each item mentioned, and be careful about spelling names of
people you mention.
Snap Shots at Correspondents.
By Tim Buetoo.
Teddy Bear had a good sub-
titute last issue, but it seems
this week they have both "gone
to the brush."
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Dog Ridge had two interesting
budgets last issue, which fur-
nished lots of good news from
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Hope "ZYT" will bring some
of that pop corn to the corres-
pondents picnic when we have it.
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"Misehevious Chums" had bet-
ter keep an eye on Walter Graves.
His visits to Dog Ridge are get-
ting remarkable by their regu-
"Kid" of Summers Mill says
that those cork screw curls of
the "Two Old Maias" are in no
danger of freezing, as he has an
inkling that that they are red.
Prairie Valley with its magic-
ians and wizards should be an in-
teresting place for the young
people. Would like for "Far-
mer's Wife" to write and tell us
what the wizard told her.
Since "Innocence Abroad"
told about Lon Sliattock getting
lost in his own house, several of
our correspondents have written a buggy lately.
and Sunday with Mrs. Moore, Mr.
Mrs. Mary Moore went to Belton
Saturday on business-
Mr. W. R. Hatchcock spent one
evening last week with Mrs. Mit-
Mr. G. W. Warren and wife spent
a few days last weey with Mrs.
M. E. Prince.
Mr. D. D. Pitman and wife spent
Saturday night with Mrs. W. it
Hatchcock and family-
Mrs. Mitchell spent Sunday even-
ing with Mrs. J. M. Moore.
Mr. Tom Moore and wife spent
Sunday.evening with Mrs. Moore,
Mr. Moore's mother.
Misses Dora and Viola Maguffle
went fishing one evening lately.
We have not learned what luck
Mr. J. D. Dillard and family
spent Sunday with Mr. R. J. Cow-
an, Mrs- Dillard's father.
Mr. D. D. Pitman, Mr. Lee
Smith, Roscoe Hathcock and Al-
bert Mitchell went to Mr. Moore's
Opie Mitchell spent Sunday even
ing with Miss Mintie Moore.
Mr. Frank Bowman called at Mr.
Maguffle's Saturday night.
Some of the farmers are intend-
ing to plant cotton the latter part
of next week. .
Mr. Seth Moore has purchased
inquiring what brand of refresh
ments Lon uses. Guess they
want to avoid it.
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The Democrat frequently re-
ceives budgets from correspon-
dents without any name. It is
necessary that the real name as
the assumee be given so that the
editor may know who is doing
After an absence of two or three
weeks, I will try to write a little
Brother McCullough preached
here Saturday night and Sunday.
We had a real good crowd at both
services and hope they will keep
Everybody around here has plant
ed his corn and everything is look-
Mrs. Caldwell came back home
Friday, from Miles, where she has
been visiting her daughter, Mrs.
Kuykendall for about a month.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Berry have
been visiting Mrs. G. E. Wilson, for
School is doing fine. The aver-
age attendance was about 62 pupils
last month and is equally as good
We are going to have a literary
here next Saturday night, the 21st,
and everybody is cordially invited
They reorganized the - Epworth
League last Sunday, and hope to
have a better attendance than they
Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Wharton, of
Moody, were here Sunday; also An
nie and Beulah.
Mr- Hulet Wharton has a mad
yearling at his house. Seems as
if things will not stop going mad
Well, I will stop for this time as
there is not news to write.
I will try to write to the paper
again, as I have been absent for
We are enjoying some pretty
Mr. Jerry Dillard is having very
bad luck lately. One of his calves
went mad last week. His dog and
two pigs went mad not long ago.
Mr. Ralph Moore stayed on Dog
Ridge two or three days last week.
We wonder what attracts you,
Mr. G. W. Mitchell, of Temple,
spent Saturday night, March 7,
with his cousin, Mr. Mitchell of this
Mr. J. W. Cowan and wife, of
near Nolanville, spent Saturday
night, March 7, with Mr. Cowan's
sister, Mrs. Mitchell.
Mr; Jean Doss and wife, spent
Sunday and Sunday night with Mr.
Joe Fulwiler's family.
Quite a number of the young
folks went to a party at Mr. Ru-
fus Moore's on Dog Ridge Friday
night. They all report a fine time.
Misses Rosa and Minnie Fulwiler
went to Belton Saturday evening.
Mr. Rufus Moore and family of
Rev. Stoddard took supper with
Mr. Mitchell Sunday night.
Ophie Mitchell returned Satur-
day from Temple, where she had
been visiting relatives for the past
I will close, hoping Dog Ridge
will come again soon, as Ralph is
interested in that place-
Things are looking pretty now as
the beautiful spring time is here.
Wake up "Bashful Beau" and
"Timid Maid" and write more
news (?) from Belle Plains.
School is progressing nicely un
der the management of Miss An-
nie Couch, but am sorry to sajr it
will close in two weeks more.
Misses Leola Forrest and Nora
Bayles, Alvin Friffin and Leonard
Liles visited the school last Friday
Last Thursday, Mrs. C. P. Pow
ers and two little girls, Florence
and Bessie, Mrs. s. y. Lee and
children, and Miss Ethel Davis,
spent the day at Mr. Will Poteet's.
Just ask little Billie Mosley if he
ever lost any of his letters.
Luther Griffin has been sick part
of the past week.
Mrs. E. Shannon spent Friday
with Mrs- J. C. Moore.
Mr. J. T. Goodnight and wife
went over to Mr. Poteet's one night
last week and stayed until bed time
the entertainment being games of
Mrs. Charlie Gist visited Mrs. M.
D. Liles one day last week.
Mr. J. C. Moore and John Walker
have feeen repairing Mr. Moore's
Miss Susie Goodnight, Mrs. Bob
Porter and children, spent Friday
with their sister, Mrs. Elon Chaf-
Maud, L, I'm sure you hate to
quit school, but never mind, Maud,
come down and visit us some time
and then you can have some fun.
Mr. Tom Goodnight and Will Po-
teet made a business trip to Hol-
land last Friday evening.
Mrs. P. P. Duck and girls, Bessie,
and Lillian, went to Mrs. M. D.
Liles' Friday evening.
Miss Bessie Shannon spent last
Saturday night with Miss May
SULPHUR SPRINGS NEWS.
Well, as I haven't seen any news
from this part of the world in a
long time, I thought' I would send
in a few dots-
Health in our community is very
good at present.
Corn planting is almost a thing
of the past down here.
Miss Lucy Ashton of Prairie
Dell, spent last week with her sis-
ter, Mrs. Ida Gilbert.
Miss Stella Belk has returned
home. She has been visiting with
her aunt and uncle ^ at Sylvester,
and reports a dry time up there,
buggy. Guess he wants someone
to go to N. M. with him.
Mr. Oliver Russell, passed
through our midst Sunday in a new
Mr. Jeff Russell visited at Mr.
Mr. end |^ri. Gus White visited
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Aiken Sunday
Mrs. Betty Boney was the guest
of Mrs. Selma Utley Sunday.
Lud Belk is hopping around on
one foot from a sprained ankle.
Little D. B. Belk is suffering
from a severe burn, which he sus-
tained by falling in the fire one
day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Whitley vis-
ited at Mr. Gilbert's Sunday.
Mr. W. A. Belk spent Sunday at
Well, as this is my first writing
in a long time, I will close until
next time. PRODIGAL SON.
As usual, Elm Grove folks have
had a fine time this week.
Mr. Edgar Hannon entertained
Thursday night in honor of Miss
Mary Howard. Those present re-
ported an enjoyable time.
Mr. McPhillips of Summer's mill
gave a party Friday night. A num
ber of the young people from the
Grove were there and nothing but
a fine time is expected with such
a good host and hostess.
Miss Mary Howard, who has
been visiting in our community for
the past two weeks, has returned
to her home in Howard.
Sam Henry and sister, Miss Bes
sie, visited visited Mr. R. D. Pra-
ter's family Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Jessie Owens of Center
Lake spent Saturday night with
Misses Martha and Rachel Owens.
Henry Hannon of Corpas Cove,
is visiting homefolks this week
James Sherrod was looking ex
tra happy yesterday. I wonder
Miss Gladys Shannon of Sum-
mers Mill, took supper with Miss
Warren Sunday evening.
Grandpa Stockton of Dog Ridge,
spent several days with his daugh-
ter, Mrs. W. M- Sherrod, last week.
Mrs. J. M. Owens is looking ra-
diant (?) over the fine present her
husband gave her last week, a
beautiful buggy pony.
The Literary met last Saturday
night. There was a large crowd
present and everyone seemed to
enjoy the progrom. The debate on
'Tire and Water" was fine. The
defcided in favor of water. It
will meet again Saturday night,
March 28. Everybody is invited to
come and bring others with you.
We will wring off this time and
give space to better writers.
Success to the Democrat and its
"TWO OLD MAIDS."
Misses Lula and Era Buckley
and their brother .Brunson, of
Prairie Valley, Miss Essie Forest,
her brother, Ray, Miss Nora Boyles
and Charlie Walden visited Miss
Pete Powers Sunday afternoon-
Mr. Joel Walden and family and
Miss Exa French of Gooseneck,
stayed a while at Mr. Dave Boyle's
Mr. Henry Hannon of Elm Grove
was a Belle Plains visitor Sunday.
Misses Leola Forrest and Nora
Boyles visited the Mooreville
school hous§ last Friday afternoon.
There's going to be a party at
Mrs. E. W. Holland's Monday
night. If we get to go we'll tell
you all about it next week.
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Boyles and
son,, Ralph, were the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. I. J. Poteet Sunday after-
I notice we had several men writ-
ers last week. That's the time!
Come on, everybody!
All right, "Old Maids," we are
sure coming over there to see if you
told the truth about /your looks-
Look for us some timfc at your liter-
Mrs. S. y. Lee and children, who
have been visiting Mrs. I. J. Poteet,
returned to Waco Saturday.
The Farmers' Union had a called
meeting Friday night.
Jesse Fuller has a new buggy. I
suppose he wants some pretty girl
to take him to the party. Say,
Jess, there's nothing in hinting; we
have tried that.
Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Elliott spent
a while with Mr. and Mrs. J. B-
Cawthorn Friday evening.
Mr. C. E. Lisenbee and family
of Amity, paid Mr. J. W. Smith
and family a visit Saturday night.
There seems to be some attrac-
tion at Belle Plains for Grady
Buckley of Prairie Valley as he
was up here again Sunday night at
Mr. R. A. Forest and family vis-
ited friends in Holland Saturday
night and Sunday.
Bill Allamon attended the show
at Holland one night last week.
Wonedr if he enjoyed it?
The Misses Anderson, from over
towards Summers' Mill, attended
prayer meeting in our community
I think Miss Essie Forest was
about to take advantage of leap
yaer, with a certain person Sunday
afternoon, from what I heard.
Well, I guess Misa 0!lie is
"swinging on" to that hat of hers
for dear life as we never hear any-
thing more about it escaping her
Owen Goodnight, of Mooreville,
attended Sunday school in our com-
munity Sunday morning.
Mrs. E. W. Holland and Miss
Nora Boyles made a visit to Mrs.
Powers Thursday evening.
"Kid" of Summers' Mill, you
write real interesting letters. Be
sure to stay with us.
A crowd of Belle Plains folks at-
tended the show at Holland Satur-
day night. ,
Kurney Baker has fully recover-
ed from the grip and was able to
make his weekly visit to see "her"
Willie Lisenbee visited Leonard
Dooley at Holland Saturday night
and Sunday. There purely must be
something doing down there, isn't
If you want to know anything
about "riding donkeys" just ask
Misses Nora Boyles and Leola For-
rest. They sure know how it is
Anderson Boyles attended the lit-
erary society at Elm Grove Satur-
We appreciate the compliments
passed on our little poem. It gives
us courage and perhaps we will
come with another one sometime.
There will be preaching here the
first Sunday in April by our pas- J
ter, Rev. W. N. Curry- Everybody
is invited to come and bring some
one with you.
Miss Leola Forrest visited Miss
Mary Powers Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sikes and
daughter, Ollie, are visiting in Cole-
Mrs. R. McQueen visited her sis-
ter, Mrs. Liles, of Mooreville, Sat-
Olympus Allamdn was in town
the other day looking-at a new bug-
gy. Wonder what that means?
Well, we've said ^riough for this
time, so we will make our exit. Bye
"BASHFUL BEAU &ND TIMID
PRAIRIE DELL NEWS.
Well, as I did not land in the
waste basket, I will come again.
My! aren't we having some nice
spring weather since last Tuesday's
Mr. Wesley Boyd, of Salado, was
in town yesterday evening and
spent Saturday night and Sunday
with his sister, Mrs. John Bridges.
We are glad to say the health of
the community is some better.
Rev. Curry of Salado, filled his
regular appointment at the Meth-
odist church Saturday night and
Mr. John Moss and wife of Kelso-
ville, attended church here Sunday
and took dinner with Mr. Hooper
Cook and family.
Some of the boys of this place,
went to the ball game at Salado
Thursday evening and reported a
Mrs. Tom Bridges visited her
mother, Mrs. Meyers, Sunday.
Some of the Gooseneck people
were visiting in this vicinity Sat-
urday night and Sunday. Among
them were Mr. Marshall North and
wife, the guests of her parents, Mr
and Mrs. Ferguson, Mr. Bob John-
son and family, and Mr. Ed Brown,
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Claud
Hodge, and Mr. Dick Hodge and
family, the guest of Mr. Will Kil-
lingsworth and wife.
Mr. Charles Bridges and family
visited Mr. Bob Knight and family
Mr. Brice McCraig who has been
spending a few days in this com-
munity, has teturned to his home at
Mr. Claud Houston and family
visited Mr. and Mrs. John Hodge
Mr. Will Moss was in town Tues-
Mr. Will Ragsdale has recently
returned from Coleman county and
says they are having plenty or
rain out there at present.
Mr. Carl Aikens and wife of near
Salado passed through our town
Come on all you many writers
and make a white rose band of the
dear old Democrat after all.
With best wishes to one and all,
I mean he forgot it was leap year,
Mr.1 Ed Wesson went to Bartlett
Saturday on business.
Mr. Ragsdale and family visited
his son Saturday and Sunday.
Well, it begins to look like spirng
The flowers are beginning to
School is progressing nicely un-
der the management of Prof W
Mr. Will Ragsdale and Henry
Hair have returned from the west.
They say the people out there al-
ready have their corn planted and
up and were planting cotton.
Mr. Maupin and wife of Good-
ville, visited the home of Mr. Wes-
Mr. W. H. Martin and J. L.
Lynne were in Chalk Ridge Sun-
Miss Lela Raymer and sister,
Clara, visited the Misses Brown
The Mi'sses Isbrad and brother,
visited the home of Mr. Morgan Fri
day and Saturday-
Misses Laura and Ora Bridges
visited the Misses Morgan Sunday
Health of the commuity is im-
Well, as news is scarce, will bid
you good-bye for" this time. Suc-
cess to the Democrat and its many
CHALK RIDGE DOTS.
Mr. Ed Wesson and Thomas
Brown went to Corn Hill Sunday
and had a pleasant trip.
Little Villie Cain visited his
Grandma Blalock, near Holland,
Saturday night and Sunday.
I noticea that "Timid Maid" of
Belle Plains, wanted to know if she
would get to use Mitt Whalen's new
rubber tire. By the way he goes
to Chalk Ridge, don't think she will
get to use it much this year.
Mr. Raymond Wayland went to
Bartlett Saturday and purchased
him a rubber tired top buggy. Won-
der who is going to use it for him.
Corn planting is the order of the
There was a party at the home
of Isaac Boren Friday night. The
young people say it was the best
of the season and report a good
Miss Maud White has returned
from her visit, only to leave again.
She goes to Belton, where she and
her sister, Miss Monnie, are to oc-
cupy their new home.
Bob Love was in Sparta Sunday
and called on a certain young lady.
Mrs. Mooney and daughter, Em-
ma have returned from a visit to
relatives in Holland and Salado.
Miss Marticia Hall spent Wed-
nesday night with Miss Ethel Rob-
Mr. Harve Bates " and Maud
White were out driving Sunday.
Miss Cora Rogers and Pat Ful-
wiler were out riding Sunday- Miss
Cora looked like she was in the
seventh heaven of delight when we
Miss Bessie Watson, Taxie Wal-
ton, Mr. John Mprris and Adlai
Watson went fishing. They say
they caught a nice lot of fish.
Lizzie Hall spent one night last
week with Pruda Powell.
Allie Warren is still smiling for
her post cards are still coming reg-
Mr. David Warren and Miss Ora
Watson spent Sunday at Brook-
haven, with Mr. and Mrs. W. M.
D. R. Walton, Willie Hall and
Cone Davis went to Belton on horse
back this week.
Mrs. Blair who has been very
sick is slowly improving.
There was a _ singing at the
church Sunday night. The large at-
tendance surprised all-
Faxie Walton, Bessie and Adlai
Watson went to Brookhaven Sun-
day. They say they had a nice
time, but won't tell us how._ They
say they are going back again.
Dave Hardcastle and Lustia
Hughes of Cedar Grove, were at
the Sparta Sunday school Sunday.
Homer Dykes and Mary Spruel
were seen in Sparta last evening.
Our Sunday school is constantly
growing in attendance and interest.
All are cordially invited to come at
3 p. m.
Edgar, Boren and Miss Ora Pow-
ell, Harrison Davis and Zora Craw-
ford, Bascomb Humphrey and
Ethel Robetrs went kodaking Sun-
Well, as this is enough news for
a city like Sparta, we will quit for
this week, changing our non de
plume from C. & C,
LYCURGUS & LEONIDAS.
HAY BRANCH ITEMS.
Health in this community is very
good at present.
Corn chopping is going to be here
Mrs. Sanderford and Mrs. Car-
lisle visited Mrs. Nichols Frid&y
Miss Carrie Carlisle and little sis-
ter, Robie, visited Miss Lillie Barr
Mrs. Ranne visited Mrs. Nichols
Mrs. L. B. Harris was in our com-
munity Friday evening.
Mr. Ancil Morris spent Thursday
night with his cousin, Mr. Hsr-
Mr. John Sanderford and Bud
Cox had business in Gatesville one
daMUsStMyrtfe Carlisle and broth-
era, Cap and Freeman, visited our
school Friday evening.
There was preaching at Hay
Branch Saturday night, Sunday at
11 o'clock and also at 3:30.
Miss Leo Sanderford visited Miss
Myrtle Carlisle Friday evening.
Mr. L- B. Harris visited Mr. John
Sanderford Wednesday. >
The singing at Tom Stephens
Sunday night was enjoyed by all
Mrs. Vanderweer went to Temple
Saturday and expects to return to
Mr. Jim Davis and family from
Temple, visited Frank Davis last
Miss Myrtle Stephens visited
Miss Myrtle Carlisle Sunday even-
Mr. Frank Davis and wife went
to Belton Monday.
We are certainly glad to see this
pretty warm weather, after having
such a cold rain Monday, as it will
be very beneficial in bringing corn
J. R. Holland and his son, Claud,
attended the Fat Stock show at
Fort Worth this week.
Mr. Humphries Dickenson and
wife of Stampede, were the guests
of his brother, R- P. Dickenson,
The recent rain has prevented
some of the farmers from, complet-
ing their corn planting.
We are looking for an extension
of the Katy railroad out this way
soon, as their Belton fireman has
been out prospecting several times
Mr. Brooks of Bartlett was a call-
er in our town one day this week.
Hugh Hannon seemed to be well
pleased as he passed throught this
place Sunday evening.
Mr. Tate had better see after his
school, teacher down this way as a
young gentleman from Elm Grove
entered as his rival Sunday even-
The weather is good at this writ-
Mrs. George Rogers of Salado,
and her brother, Bud Davis, of New
Mexico, were visiting J. E. and
Several from this community
Arthur Morgan of Salado,_ was
in our vicinity Friday on business.
Mr. Blalock and family, from
near Amity, spent Sunday at R.
John Wilson, Bob Sikes and Miss
Pearl Wilson were visiting relatives
and friends in Coleman county this
J. M. Phillips entertained _ the
young people with a party Friday
Henry Haney took a trip to Tem-
Say, Mr- Editor, I hung a fine
fish the other morning, but the
trouble was I didn't succeed in
Well, I will turn off the gas and
retire as I intend to be up early
to make a full day's run pulling
the bell cord over a mule.
, A Card of Thanks.
I desire to thank all of my
friends who So kindly helped me
in the Democrat contest. I won
second prize, of which I am very
proud. I think now, I will use
it myself. Sallie Buown.
Belton to Have Carnival.
At a special meeting of
the city council Wednesday
morning the Parker Amusement
Company was granted a fran-
chise to hold a carnival on the
south side of the square, begin-
nine Monday, April 13th, con-
tinuing through the week. The
carnival comes here at the in-
stance of the fire department,
which will share in the profits.
Not only is the Parker com-
pany one of the cleanest and
most reputable amusements of
the kind, but carries with it
first class entertainments. The
fire boys are back of the affair,
and of course that means a glo-
rious success in every sense of
the word. The Democrat will
have more to say in its columns
from time to time concerning
Some excitement was caused
in the city last Saturday a few
minutes before 5 o'clock in the
afternoon when a party by the
name of Elkins took a shot at
Tom Bryant in the Shamrock
Saloon on East Street. The
shot went wild of its mark and
Bryant was not hurt. The dif-
ficulty, it is said, was over a
J. R. Simmons of Temple was
attending court here Monday.
Harry Mize of Nolanville was
in Mondby attending court.
J. T. Lagrone of Rogers was
one of the special jurors in the
Ben Carpenter of Temple was
in the city as a witness In the
court this week.
Judge John D. Cox of Temple
was attending court in the city
John DuBose of Litttle River
was among the visitors to Belton
one day last week.
W. L. Brewster of Holland was
attending court here as juror
Judge Caskey and G. E. Wil-
son of Moffat had businessin Bel-
ton one day this week.
W. H. Cook of Moody, for the
first time in two years was in the
W. C. Janeway of Heid^n-
heimer was one of the special
jurors in the district court this
J. A. Jackson of Nolanville was
among the many attending court
Monday and while here enrolled
with the readers of the Demo-
E. A. Berry and wife of near
Salado. were in Belton, Tuesday,
trading. They report corn about
all planted in their neighbor-
Col. W. T. J. Hartrick and
wife and son, Will Hartrick
and family of Hamlin, Texas,
were in the city Tuesday, visit-
ing Howard Garrison and family.
Sheriff D. C. Burkes has
been appointed on the finance
committee of the sheriff's as-
sociation by the president, Geo.
Jep Curry of Killeen was in
the city Monday attending court
He saiif the prospect for good
crops in his community is very
flattering this year.
Deputy Dan Crow had
nesH in Temple Tuesday.
March was very much observed""
in this city judging from the num-
ber of badges noticed worn by
Herbert Graves left Monday
night for Fort Worth where he
will remain until about the first
of April. He will then return
for the shipment of cattle he hi s
gathered for his company.
Roy Mitchell, an old Belton
boy, was here Saturday and
Sunday to see the home folks.
Roy has developed into a very
fine baseball man and is now
playing in the Texas league.
H. S. Thompson of Belle Plains
came to town Tuesday to have
some dental work done. Mr.
Thompson is very much enthus-
ed with the management of the
school in his community this
Barber Louis Cox is now
smoking a pipe made from a cob
raised in Bell county for pipe
making only. He says the cob
is raised from a bulb, it being so
large, if it had corn on it the
shuck couldn't cover it.
J. C. Fleece of Holland, ans-
wered to the district court's call
for him as a juror, and is here.
In his recess from the court he
examined the Democrat and
found many points in it he liked,
especially the large type used in
printing the paper. He became
M. Carpenter of Brookhaven
was in the city Monday with
severai others, called here in a
special case to be tried in the
District court. He reported that
wet weather had set the farmers
in his community back a little in
their work, but with a few days
sunshine they would soon be to
W. S, Carter of Sparks was
among his friends in Belton
Tuesday and reported the farm-
ers in his community somewhat
latejin planting corn, owing to
the rains. While talking Judge
Durrett came along and accused
Mr. Carter and himself of going
back to the brush, each having
grown a fine set of Hughes
Doc Ridge Preaching.
There will be preaching at
Dog Ridge school house next
Saturday night and Sunday
morning, by Elder Ernest Chris-
tian, of Pendletonville, Texas.
Also preaching on the .fifth Sun*
day and Saturday night before,
by ! Elder Robt. Smith of Oena-
ville, Texas. Public cordially
invited to attend these services.
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