The Bell County Democrat (Belton, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 41, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 30, 1908 Page: 1 of 8
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BELTON, TEXAS, THURSDAY. APRIL 30, 1008
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.
Dear Mr. Editor and County Cor-
I have been writing with a girl
friend the Elm Grove Dots under
the name of "Two Old Maids" and
as I leave Bell county Saturday
and will probably never have the
pleasure of being here again I wish
to bid you all "farewell."
I wish so much that I could have
been present at the Correspon-
dent's picnic and have met you all
personally but have enjoyed your
acquaintance under assumed names
Your letters were all so enjoyed
and probably I may have the op-
portunity of sending notes to the
paper from my home, whioh is in
Wishing you all a long and hap-
py life—Success to The Democrat
and the kind editor,
I am respectfully.
Miss Beatrice Warren.
As the weather was so bad last
week we had very little news to
write, so will send it all this week. |
My! but this is a beautiful day.
Sure ia fine weather for fishing.
Isn't it Mr. Editor?
Our school and the Farmers' Mill *
s-hcol, gave a union picnic Satur-
day. Everyone seemed to have a
fine time. The Elm Grove and1
Sparta ball teams played in the af-1
ternoon and the scores were four to
ten in favor of Sparks. •
The short program furnished by |
a few of Miss Warren's nupils was j
enjoyed, especially did "we" enjoy
the recitation bv Miss Lorena Sher-
rod entitled "Sale of Bachelors."
My! Don't we wish we had been
Henry Lisenbe of Temple visited
in our community Saturday night
James Sherrod and Harden Har-
ville found attractions at Centre
Mr. Sherrod was seen driving
around near Dog Ridge school
house Sunday afternoon with a
very pretty litle girl. What does
that mjan, Mc?
Miss Fanny Prater visited home-
folks Saturday and Sunday.
Wiley Owens and Miss Warren
spent the day Sunday with Miss
Besse Henry of Dog Ridge.
"Martha" was loking so awful
lonesome last night at prayer meet-
ing. When asked why she said,
"Have yau seen my loving Hen-
Hugh Hannon must be loving
some one out near Belle Plains. He
if someone at Elm Grove isn't jeol-
There 13 plenty of corn to chop
over the country. When you feel
like you need some exercise, Mr.
Editor, come down and we can find
you a job.
"Two Old Maids."
After struggling another week
against rain, mud and high water,
we are still able to answer the roll
If the rains should continue a
while longer, we would be able to
turn out some expert dollar pitchers
Jim Parker has moved up in the
Elm Grove settlement.
The wedding bells were ringing
down this way last Tuesday, when
Mr. Sam Porter of Belton came
driving in and made Miss Anna
Haney his bride. We wish them
much success and happiness.
Mrs. Walter Dickerson visited
her sister on Dog Ridge a few days
The farmers are glad to see the
appearance of fair weather as their
crops are greatly in need of work.
The crowd at the picnic was
small on account of everybody
being busy but those present had a
Louis Law, the little daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John Campbell, has
been sick this week, but is improv-
ing at this writing.
We enjoyed the recitations very
much that was given by Miss War-
ren and her pupils at the picinc Sat-
Mr..and Mrs. J. E. Frazier were
visiting Mrs. Frazier's brother, A.
G. McDaciel and family of Three
Tho ball tpsrns cf EItp Otovc -ttI
sparks crossed bats at this place
.jatarday. The paine was closely
contested and watched by a crowd
:£ enthusiastic spectators but re-
sulted in the score of four to ten in
favor of Sparks.
Our school closed last Friday and
Miss Shannon returned to her home
at Holland Sunday, having re-
mained over Saturday for the pic-
The "Two Old Maids of Elm
Grove" were down at the picnic and
they sure did look god to Bill; but
he refrained from saying anything
as he had previously promised re-
garding leap year. Will say that
now is the time for them to put in
their application as his affections
certainly are longing for them.
Ed Frazier spent Saturday night
and Sunday with his brother in
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Fisher are
the proud possessors of a fine baby
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Holland at:
tended church at Holland Sunday.
Well as I haven't seen anything
from this part of the wond I will
write a few lines.
Health of this community is
very good at present.
The farmers are very busy plant
Sorry to report Brother Davis
was sick and unable to fill his ap-
Miss Mabel Irwin is on the sick
Miss Clova Cox was the guest
of Miss Emma Meddlin Sunday.
Misj Effie Harris and Mr. Jesse
Pat were the guests of the Misses
Shrivers Sunday evening.
Mr. Clyde Poke and Hulan Jones
was the guest of Newt Cox Sunday
Mr. Wfl Roberts has a new bug-
gy and somebody was all smiles
Sunday night. Wonder why?
There was a large crowd from
( near Nolanville went dewberry
hunting one day last week.
There was a large crowd at-
tended church at Hay Branch Sun-
Miss Dora and Ida Cox was the
guest of Miss Myrtle Cox Sunday.
Mr. Perry Co* and Little son
spent one night last week with his
Mr. Jesse Renlch was the guest
of Mr. Tom Carmack Sunday.
Miss Cora Cox was the guest of
of Miss Game Carmack Sunday.
Well, as this is our first time we
will ring off and if the waste bas-
ket doesn't get this we will come
With best wishes to the Dem®-
The farmers are getting be-
hind with their work on account of
Health is very good at present.
Mrs. CarlMe was the guest of
Mrs. Sanderford one evening last
Mrs. Janie Fanner was the guest
of Mrs. Sanderford, Misses Clara
and Sallie Ranne spent one eve at
Miss Janie Moore's and they went
fishing and reported a nice time.
Mr. Arthur Sanderford was the
guest of his father one night last
Mr. S. B. Harris spent Friday
morning with Cap Carlisle and they
went to the school house in the
Our school was out last Friday.
We had a very nice time. The boys
played ball and in the afternoon
we had two spelling matches. We
hope that Miss Sanderford will suc-
ceed in getting the school the next
Miss Ora Sanderford spent one
night last week at her grandfathers.
Miss Sallie Ranne went to her
brother's to spend a few days.
Mr. Author Ranne and wife spent
Friday night at Author's fathers.
Mr. Joe Ranne goes to Nolanville
real often. What's the attraction
down there, Joe?
Miss Myrtie Stephens spent Sat-
urday evening at Miss Clara Ran-
The Farmers' Union had a speak-
ing and dinner at the school house
Mr. Jim Evetts from Killeen is to
sneak at the school house Saturday
night. He is going to speak on
Mr. L. B. Harris was the guest
of John Sanderford one da}' last
Mrs. Renicks who has been sick
so long died one day last week. We
deeply smvpathize with the be-
Mrs. Riddling spent last week at
Mrs. Sanderford was the guest of
Mrs. Murphy Friday evening.
Miss Tumpie Barr spent a few
days last week with her sister, Mrs.
Harris, of Wheat Branch.
A new- girl is reported at the
home of Mr. Ben Cox and wife.
Mr.,Frank Davis and wife spent
Sunday eve at Tom Stephens.
Miss Carrie Carlisle was the
guest of Mrs. Barr Friday evening.
Miss Myrtie Stephens spent a
few minutes at Mrs. Barr's Friday
Mr. Edwin Ranne went fishing
Saturday and caught a nice lot of
Will ring off. Wishing The
Democrat much success, I' remain,
Well as I did not write anything
last week I will write a few items
Mrs. Rena White of Salado is
visting her brother, Ed Sinclair,
Mr. Tom Moore's baby has been
very ill this wek. They think he
A Miss Scott from Temple is
visiting Mrs. Bertie Harris this
J. M. Huey and family were the
guests of Mr. Huey's daughter, Mrs.
Larn Jackson, Sunday.
Mr. Shellie Huey and wife was
the guest of Mr. Huey's sister, Mrs.
Larn Jackson, Sunday.
Mrs. Maggie Anderson and
daughter and Miss Leola Forrest
were the guests of Mrs. Mollie
Huey one day last week.
Misses Minnie Bula and Glover
Anderson spent Thursday night
with Mrs. Mollie Huey|
Mr. Bob Jackson went to Hol-
land Saturday evening.
The farmers are rushing around
out here in our community, some
planting cotton and some thinning
I wish The Two Old Maids would
tell me what is the matter with Mi\
J. M. Owens family. There is
some one out here on the prairie
that would like to hear from them
Mrs. Lorena Moore went to Hol-
land Wednesday evening. Said
she did not meet the auto but she
Mrs. Mattie Moore and her sis-
ter, Miss Bess Shannon spent Wed-
nesday night with Misses Mollie
and Nora Moore.
D. C. Sipert to Miss Gussie
W. P. Kelly to Miss Nora Gal
Barney Word to Miss Senie
S. Brayley Aken to Miss Stel-
B. Henderson to Miss Ethel
was a grand success Saturday night.
Edgar Vick and Allen Slawson
went to Killeen Monday on busi-
Some of the boys in this commu-
nity think baseball and Bailey are
Mr. John Greenlee is having
grand success with his flowers. He
says he has better luck with the
Buffalo clover and the Lillie than
Miss Nettie Neeley viisted Miss
Allie Beach Monday.
Mr. Sam Smith had the misfor-
tune to get one of his toes bit off
Friday evening while wading in the
reek catching frogs. Sam, you had
better wear your socks next time
you go frog hunting.
R. H. Smith returned to his work
in Scurry county last Tuesday.
Some of the girls broke the rec-
ord one day last week getting post
cards. Two of them got twenty
three apiece and three got forty
seven. That's pretty good, girls. I
know you were glad to get them.
If anyone else can beat that let's
hear from you.
Well I will chopp off as this is
all the paper I have.
Everybody be good.
The farmers are getting in the
grass on account of so much rain.
This vicinity was visited by a
heavy rain and light hail Thurs-
Mrsi Byron Bunker has returned
home after a pleasant visit to her,
daughters. Mrs. Griffin of Austin,
Mrs. Moore of Elgin and Mrs. Par-
tin of Temple.
Eron Matthews of Temple was
visiting friends and relatives in Sa-
lado last Saturday and Sunday.
Rob Jones came in from Austin
last Monday where he has been
Mr. and Mrs. Luke Berry of Kil-
leen are visiting in Salado.
Mr. J. W. Love and daughter,
Miss Anie are visiting in Florence.
Commissioner Denman was out
on day last week looking after the
W. R. Berry went to Belton Tues-
Mrs. Will Bunker was on the sick
list last week.
J. W. S. Porter has returned to Sa-
lado after visiting in Holland and
Miss Lottie Reed of near Rogers
is vsiiting at Mr. D. C. McLeans.
The W. 0. W. picnic was a suc-
cess in every respect.
B. F. Lisinbe of Elm Grove was
a Salado visitor Tuesday.
The Dog Ridge boys came over
Tuesday and played a very inter-
esting ball game with Salado boys.
The score stood 4 to 2 in favor of
Salado. On Saturday, Dog Ridge
and Lone Star boys played on Col-
lege Hill. The score stoor 15 to
6 in favor of Dog Ridge.
Frank Berry was hurt last week
by a horse falling on him and Wil-
liam Rose was hurt by jumping up
and sticking a picket in his head.
Several stitches were necessary.
DOG RIDGE DOTS.
As the waste basket failed to de-
vour my items last week, I will try
All are rejoicing over such nice
weather and the farmers are very
busy now. t
The preaching Saturday night
Mr. Rass Sherrod of Galveston
visited relatives on the Ridge this
Mrs. Lou Cook and daughter of
Belton were the guests of Mrs. T.
F .Carpenter Saturday and Sun-
Miss Willie Malear has returned
from a visit to the "Grove."
Miss Beatrice Warren and Wiley
Owens of Elm Grove attended
church here Sunday.
Mrs. Dockum and Mrs. Lou Shat-
tuck were visitors at Grandma Shat-
tucks one day this week.
Some of the people attended the
picnic at "Salado Satiii'day and re-
port a good time.
The party at Mr. Henry's Friday
night was enjoyed by all who went,
Roy Warren looked very lone-
some Sunday as his best girl was
sick. I can sympathize with you,
There was a singing at Mrs. Por
ters Sunday night.
Mr. Walter Graves of Midway
and Mr. Grover Burns of eBlton at-
tended prayer meeting here Sunday
Mrs. Joe Carpenter and Miss Mag
gie Thompson visited Mrs. Wise-
Mr. Arthur Mullins of Midway
was on the Ridge Sunday. He says
he waded across the Leon.
Mr Thompson visited his sisteqj right asyway
in Temple Saturday and Sunday.
Mack Sherrod of Elm Grove was
on the Ridge Sunday. What is the
I will quit scribbling for this time
with best wishes to the Democrat
and its many readers.
Plaines that says she thinks she
can do everything required in his
ad. except cut wood. She says
she can't hit twice in the same
place* She's all 0. K. but I'm
afraid Mr. Elmer will have to look
elsewhere if he can't cut wood.
We think from the way things
were looking at Miss Gertie Fuller's
party the other night that Miss Le-
ola Forrest has captivated a Prai-
rie Valley rubber-tire, and also its
Messrs Tom Foster and Roy But-
ler of Salado were in our commu-
nity one afternoon last week.
Not long ago , in an issue of the
Democrat we saw where Fuller
Bros, of Prairie Dell killed a rattle
snake which had nine rattles. I be-
lieve we can beat it. One day last
week, Mr. J. B. Cawthon, while in
the woods near her home, killed
three chicken snakes that were at
least five feet long in less than
twenty minutes. Such stories as
that make us afraid to venture
forth without some kind of a wea-
Mr. C. P. Powers and family
visited Mr. Ferguson and family of
Sulphur Springs last Friday after-
Hugh Hannon of Elm Grove was
in our community Sunday, visiting
Ask Miss Essie Forrest for her
cake recipe. I'm most sure she
would let you have it free.
Joe Bailey and Cone Johnson
seem to be taking the day at the
Plaines. That's all you can hear
from Monday morning till Satur-
day night, and I think some of the
farmers have even got to talking
"Baileyism and anti-Baileyism" to
the cockle-burrs while at work.
Mrs. Queenie Boyls visited Mrs.
Wm. Forrest one evening last week.
Clarencc McQueen cut his thumb
pretty bad with the razor the other
day. Say, Clarence, that's what
little boys like you get by fooling
with their papa's razors. You'd
better leave it alone 'till you're
large enought to use it yourself.
Miss Eunice Poteet of Mooreville
visited Miss Essie Forrest Sunday.
There will be preaching at the
church on Friday night, May 1st,
Saturday night, Sunday morning at
11 o'clock and Sunday night by our
pastor, Rev. W. N. Curry; there will
also be church conference Sunday
afternoon. Everybody come and
bring everybody else.
Sometimes when we start to
write our news to,the paper it
seems as if there is less doing at
Belle Plains than at any other place
under the sun.
A few of the Belle Plaines folk
attended the picnic at summers Mill
Saturday afternoon, they all re-
port a fine time.
The Belle Plaines ball team play-
ed the Hackberry nins Friday af-
ternoon and the game scored twen-
ty to seven in favor of the Plaines
boys. I believe our team is all
RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT.
Offered by Bland Camp No. 1930,
W. 0. W.
Whereas it has pleased almighty
God to taken from our midst our
much loved and esteemed brother
sovereign and clerk and from our
neighborhed our tried aad true
friend 0. C. Ludwick, and whereas
in his death the Camp has lost one
of its most useful and beloved mem
bers and the country one of its
most honorable and foremost citi-
zens. As his life and character is
beyond the reproach of anyone.
His record as a citizen is unchallen-
ged, as he always lived every day
as if it was the last. It can truth-
fully be said that no one held
aught against this man at the time
of his death for he always proved
to be honorable, upright and just
in all his dealings with his fellow-
men, and whereas this family has
been sorely afflicted by the handof
death during the past three weeks
in which time one son and the fa-
ther have been taken away
Resolved, therefore that we de-
plore our loss in the death of this
our true friend and brother, know-
ing that the bloom of life he has
passed from earth to Heaven,
Resolved that a copy of these
resolutions be spread upon the min-
utes of the Camp, a copy be furnish
ed the press for publication and a
copy furnished the family of our
dceeased brother to whom we ex-
tend heartfelt sympathy.
G. H. SHORT,
Everything is lovely in these
parts at this writing.
The hail Thursday evening dam-
aged crops in some places.
The honorable George Pendletoq
made an interesting talk Saturday
eve on Baileyism. Quite a large
crowd was out to hear hta.
Mr. Shipp and Yancy Yarbrough
were in these parts Saturday.
The singing at Mr. R. H. Gibbs
Guess our news reached the office
too late last week as we did not see
it in print, but are here again.
Miss Leola Forrest spent one
night last week with Miss Nora
I make a motion that some oua
belonging to the "Democrat Cor-
respondence Club" suggest a new
subject for all of us writers to talk
about and for godness sake let's
let Mitt Walden and his buggy and
Ollie Hawkin's and that bonnet of
hers alone for a time; but while
that subject is still under discus-
sion, "Bashful Beau" would like to
relate a dream that he had one
night last week. I thought I saw a
girl with a yellow bonnet on, hold-
ing a phonograph in her lap, come
flying through the air in Mitt Wal-
den's rubber tire with Mitt standing
up behind reading the Bell County
Democrat and yelling likea lunat-
ic for some one to bring his derby.
He wanted to go to see his girl at
Goseneck! That's going some; who
can beat it.
There was a singing at Miss Mar-
that Anderson's near _ Summers
Sunday evening and quite a num-
ber of Belle Plains folk attended.
Mc Sherrod of Elm Grove was in
our vicinity Saturday night. Say,
Mc., you went to "preaching" sure
enough, didn't you?
Mesdames Cawthron visited Mrs.
J. R. Owens one day last week.
Miss Eunice Poteet of Mooreville
spent last Friday night with her
cousin. Miss Mary Powers, and
Miss Mary returned home with her
and stayed until Sunday.
▼urnef Baker went to the picnic
at Salado Saturday. Wonder who
he todk with him?
Oh say 1 'Teddy Bear," tell that
Wr. Elmer McCrary that there Is a
pretty little gill down here at the
Miss Myrtle Griffin, Will Lis-
esbe, Bob Goodnight and Leonard
Doley visited Letcher jPorrest and
■fater Sunday afternoon.
We have two expert (?) donkey
riders in the cofji'munity. Misses
Nora Boyls ancj/ Bertie Goodnight
certainly know' how the riding is
doae, especially if it's done on Sun-
Seversjbf the Prairie Valley and
Summers Mill folks were in our
comnrpmity Sunday night at pray-
/Miss Lola Ferrell and Minne
Tinompson visited Mrs. I. J. Po-
Mr. J. B. Cawthon went to Sala-
do and returned Sunday.
I think two girls of this commu-
nity are about to take advantage
of Leap Yearl Say Girls! "Rub-
ber tires" are all right, aren't they?
Evidently those girls think so.
Misses Ellie and Leola Forrest
had business in Holland Friday af-
Mas. Henry Thompson has been
numbered with the sick for a fear
Don't forget the preaching on
Friday night, Saturday night and
Allie Shannon and sister, Miss
Besie, of Moreville were at prayer
meeting Sunday night.
Misses Nora Boyls and Bertie
Goodnight visited Mrs. E. W. Hol-
Bill Allamon was sailing around
in Prairie Valley Sunday. Say
Bill, you shouldn't hunt "Deer (?)
Well as this happened to be one
of the times when we don't know
aynthing we'll say "Adois" and
"Bashful Beau and Timid Maid."
Saturday night, April 18th, just
six minutes before the hour pro-
claimed a new-born Sabbath, at the
home of his sister, Mrs. E. E. Pax-
ton, all this is immortal of our be-
lived friend and neighbor, Mr.
Oscar Carroll Ludwick, passed
quietly into eternity; there to enjoy
the reward of a quiet, gentle, up-
right Christian life.
It is with sadness we look back
over the last few weeks of his fail-
ing health and think, tho realizing
his condition and borne down with
grief at the loss of his little son
who preceded him Jui
few days, how well he bore it all,
trusting that he might live a little
longer for those he loved so well.
We feel that death could not have
taken from our midst a more de-
voted husband, a more loving fa-
ther or more valued friend. We
therefore cannot but enjoin wholly
and heartily with the bereaved ones
h this loss.
Yet may we say
What though the radiance which
was once so bright,
Be now forever taken from our
Tho nothing can bring back the
Of splendor in the grass, of glory in
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind;
In the primal sympathy
Which having been must ever be;
n the soothing thoughts that spring
Out of human suffering;
In the first that looks through
la years that bring the philosophic
Commercial Club Meeting Postponed.
On account of various attrac-
tions in town Friday night the
regular meeting of the commer
rial club is postponed till the
second Friday night in the
month. Business of importance
will come before the next meet
ing and a full representation of
the business men ia requested.
THE LOCAL MARKET.
Wednesday, Apr. 20,1908.
Eggs, to 9 to 10 eta per dos.
Hens 3.00 to 13.25 per dos.
Fryers 2.40 to 3.00 per dos.
Turkeys 6 to 6 1-2 ots per lb.
Butter 10 to 20 cts per lb.
Butter fat 23 cts per lb.
Country sausage 10c per lb.
Wheat 1.12 per bu.
Corn 55 to 60 cts per bu.
Oats 48 to 55 cts per bu.
Hay 12.00 to 14.00 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 cts per bu.
Wood 3.00 per cord.
Wood, cedar 3.00 to 4.00 per cord.
Green Hides 2 1-2 to 3c per lb.
Local Spots basis 9 12 1-2.
Belton Loses Yalaable Man.
It will be a source of regret to
the vast number of friends
of Hon. James P. Kinnard
to learn that he has left
here and taken up his abode in
Haskell. Haskell is a splendid
town surrounded by a magnifi-
cent country abounding in op-
portunities, and therefore is
very inticiug to all who visit it,
and Judge Kinnard having vis-
ited out there some time ago be-
came infected with the western
fever and decided to cast his lot
with the people of that country.
Judge Kinnard has spent many
years in this county and is very
popular as a lawyer and a citi-
zen, having filled many responsi-
ble positions of trust, and at one
time was district attorney of
this district, which position he
filled to the entire satisfaction of
the people. Prior to the time of
his leaving he was city attorney,
which position wa8 more honor-
ary than lucrative, and held the
office more as a duty than other
wise. While his leaving is a di
rect loss to Belton and Bell
oounty, the people of the Haskell
country are to be congratulated
on the acquisition.
Speaking at Belton.
Senator A. P. Barrett of Bon
ham and Hon. G. C. Pendleton of
Temple will speak at Belton in
joint discussion on next Friday
night, May 1st.
Rev. J. D. Yoeng announces
that the next regular song ser
vice of the First Methodist
chureh will take place the first
Sunday in May,
Belton-Temple Air Line Bridge.
The east approach of the wagon
bridge across the Leon river at
the Belton light and power house
has been washed away by the
recent floods, and there is some
talk of the commissioners allow-
ing it to remain out of use till
the new bridge is built just above
the present site. It is to be
hoped that the commissioners
will not be guilty of such disas-
trous folly for the sake of a few
hundred dollars expense. The
bridge is almost indispensable
and it will work a great hardship
on the people on the east side
who have to come to Belton, and
in the event they have to go to
the upper or lower bridges it
will cause them much inconven-
ience. And besides this it will
be a serious blow to the business
interests of Belton that the town
cannot afford. Of course it is a
misfortune that the county has
to spend any amount on repairs
of this bridge when the new
bridge is so near in sight, but it
is one of the unexpected happen-
ings that will have to be dealt
with. It is suggested that a
temporary approach be provided
until the new bridge is finished
and this can possibly be done at
a small cost, but whether this
can be done or not it is absolutely
essarr thyfc the bridge be put
in shape in justice to the resi-'
dents of the east side and the
business interests of Belton.
The Democrat has sufficient
faith in Commissioner Denman,
who is our local representative
in the commissioner's court, and
feels sure that he will not allow
this bridge to remain in its pres-
ent condition, and the othsr
members of the court are fair
and progressive men and we feel
sure that they will come to our
relief in this extremity.
The recital by the pupils of
Mrs. Hillyer and Miss Wells was
held in the Alma Reeves chapel
Thursday evening. In spite of
the storm, the students enjoyed
a musical treat. Some of the
selections rendered were: "Bar-
carole," "Flatterer," "Polichin
elle," "Knight Rupert," "Three
Variations on Nelcorpin," and
"Rakoczy March." "Good-bye"
was sung by one of Mrs. Hillyer's
The Missionary meeting was
held Sunday with Miss Alta
Long as leader. The subject
was "Objections to going to For-
eign Fields." All these objec-
tions of distance, leaving home
and parents, a difference of race,
and others, were proved unjusti-
fiable in the case of a call from
The pupils of Dr. Harthan and
Mrs. Hagendorn-Harthan gave
an interesting recital Monday
evening. Some good music was
given, and it is regretted that
more of the citizens were not
present. Those who took part
on the program were Misses
Evelyn Embree, Annie Sparks,
Willie Ponder, Maggie Keirsey,
Ethel Smith, Grace Wilson,
Mabel Martin, Pearl Bettis,
Beryl Smith and Jenesse Wise.
The Academia Open Sesssion
is tonight, Thursday, April 30th,
A large attendance is desired.
U. D. C. Monthly Meeting,
Answer roll call with thoughts
Jefferson Davis in the Mexican
War—Miss Ella Means.
Jefferson Davis—When his
State seceded, what <?id he do—
Mrs. Kate Wray.
Reading—"The Peace Con-
gress," speech of Salmon P.
Chase—Stephen's History, Chap-
ter 29—Mrs. W. K. Saunders.
The above program will be
given after the regular business
meeting, Saturday, May 2nd,
4 p. m. at the residence of Mrs.
Kate Wray on Wall street.
Jim Roberson returned from
Bartlett Tuesday. He was there
at work but was taken sick and
was compelled to ooms home.
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The Bell County Democrat (Belton, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 41, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 30, 1908, newspaper, April 30, 1908; Belton, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth233441/m1/1/: accessed October 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.