The Bell County Democrat (Belton, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 41, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 30, 1908 Page: 8 of 8
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YOUR BANKING I
No flatter How Small
No Matter How Large
'Will give it careful attention. This message applies to
the men and women alike.
J. I. Miller, President, J. Z. Miller, Jr., Cashier
W. W, Jaa , iUs't Cash, Jozich Miller, III, Ass't Cash.
State Chairman George A. Carden has given out the following
as the official ballott to be used in all the primaries to be held May
2 for the selection of delegates and alternates at large to tbe Na-
tional Democratic Convention.
Official Democratic Ballot for Election of Delegates and Alternates at Large to
the National Democratic Convention:
Pledge—I am a Democrat, and pledge myself to support the
Democratic presidential nominees of the Democratic party, to be
nominated in the primary election to be held in Texas in July, 1908.
For Delegates at Large to the National Democratic Convention.
No. 1—J. W. Bailey. No. 1—Cone Johnson.
No. 2—M. M. Brooks. No. 2—O. T. Holt.
No. 3—James L. Storey. No. 3—Cullen P. Thomas.
No. 4—Andrew J. Baker. No. 4—Lee Young.
For Alternates at Large to the National Democratic Convention.
No. 1—B. P. Looney. No. 1—Marshall Hicks.
No. 2—J. R. Kubena. No. 2—R. C. Dial.
No. 3—J. R. Bowman. No. 3—Alvin C. Owsley.
No. 4—C. L. Brachfield. No. 4—Walter Tips.
The enemies of Senator Bailey
say that he helped bring the
Waters-Pierce Oil company back
They DON'T tell that the very
first time it was intimated that
this company was an unlawful
enterprise or trust he tendered
Attorney General Bell his serv-
ices free of charge to help put
them out. But he did. (Official
record of legislative investi-
gating committee, page 585.)
They say he borrowed large
sums of money from Pierce and
that Pierce was president of a
They DON'T tell that he paid
every cent of it tack. But he
did. (Official record, pp. 682,
848, 851, 852.)
They DON'T tell that, but
Crawford and other anti-Bailey
.spellbinders, at the very time
they voted for McKinley, knew
that he borrowed from and then
' owed Mark Hanna, the father of
the trusts, over $100,000. But
this is true.
They DONT tell that he could
have gotton all of the vouchers
and notes from Gruet if he had
agreed to use his influence with
Pierce to make him pay money
to Gruet, long before they were
made public, and that he soorned
the offer, but this is true. (Re-
cord, p. 863.)
They say he voted for the Al-
rich bill, which was a republican
They DONT tell that the bill
never came to a final vote, but
that after the adoption of Senator
Bailey's amendment Mr. Aldrich
abandoned the bill and it was not
brought to final vote that session
They DONT tell that while
Senator Bailey was being held
in Austin to answer to the charges
they had made against him Aid-
rich introduced the bill and had
it passed without Bailey's amend-
They DONT tell that the Aid
rich bill permitted the secretary
of the treasury in times' of money
panic to deposit the surplus reve
nues ot the government in such
banks of the country as he saw
fit, and that Senator Bailey's
amendment required that he
deposit the money in the banks
of the different states m propor-
tion to their papulation instead
of putting it all in the banks of
Wall street, and that had this
amendment been adopted when
the panio came there would have
been money in the banks of the
Southern states to pay for our
cotton, and 15-cent cotton would
have been a reality instead of a
vain hope. But such is the truth.
(Official record, p. 891.)
They say be is a friend of the
Standard Oil oompanr.
They DONT tell that he advo-
cated an amendment to the rate
bill making the pipe line* of the
Standard Oil cdmpaoy common
carriers, thas requiring them to
_. .. *....
carry and transport the oil of in-
dependent and competing com-
panies as well as their own oil)
thereby cutting off one of the
greatest monopoly powers of
the Standard Oil company—a
measure that would have done
more harm to the Standard Oil
company than all the legislation
that has been enacted against it.
But he did. (Seethe records of
the last session of congress.)
They say he got a big fee for
handling the Tennessee Railroad
They DON'T tell that he never
represented the railroad com-
pany in any manner, but repre-
sented the people who had loaned
the money to build the railroad.
(Official record, p. 876.
They DON'T tell that he not
only collected the money due his
clients from this railroad com-
pany, but prevented that railroad
from being absorbed by the
Southern railroad, and in this
way got three competing lines of
railway into the city of Nashville
where there had been only one
before, for which the people of
Nashville gave him the greatest
oration ever tendered a man in
that city. But he did. (Official
record, p. 877.)
They say he visited the office
of the Standard Oil company at
26 Broadway, New York.
They DON'T tell that he never
went there but twice in his life,
once to tell them that, under the
law, it could not do business in
Texas, and the second time to
tell them, in connection with
Pierce, had practiced deception
upon him in regard to the Texas
matters, and that they were all,
including Pierce, a set of scoun-
drels and ought to be in the peni-
tentiary, and that he would help
put them there. But he did.
(Official record, pp. 853, 854,899.)
They say that he wrote the
charter of the Security Oil com-
pany at Beaumont, and was paid
a fee of $5000.
They DONT tell that at the
time this company was'incorpo-
rated the Standard Oil company
had nothing to do with'it, but af-
terward bought the stock of the
company and became the princi-
pal owner of same, just as it did
in the case of the Hogg-Swayne
company. But this is true.
They DONT tell that in addi-
tion to drawing the charter he at-
tended the meeting of its direc-
tors ill broad, open daylight in
the city of Beaumont, and saw
that its financial matters were all
gotten up in proper form, and
that, considering the amount in-
volved and the importance of the
matter, the fee was extremely
reasonable. But this is true.
(Official record, p. 895.)
They say he fare his note for
$28,000 to John W. Gates.
They DONT tell that this note
given for the purchase of
Gates' interest in some horses
they owned jointly. But it was.
(Official record, pp. 015,010,1060.)
They aay he opposed making
Port Arthur a port at entry, bat
They DONT tell he opposed
the measure until Gates convey-
ed the property owned by him
uid involved in the matter to the
government, and that be then
favored it. But he did. (Official
record, p. 920.)
They say that he favored the
government loaning the Lousiana
exposition at St. Louis money.
They DONT tell that he op
posed the measure and forced a
provision that the government
should have a lien upon the gate
receipts to secure prepayment of
the money. (Official record, p.
They say he was against Mr.
Bryan in the campaign of 1896.)
They DON'T tell that he made
more speeches for Bryan in that
campaign throughout the doubt-
ful states of the North and East
than all his opponents put to-
gether. But he did, and not one
of them will deny it.
They DONT tell that their
candidate, Cone Johnson, tore
Mr. Bryan's name from his
ticket and refused to vote for
him in that campaign. But he
did and now admits it.
They say it is wrong for an
official to represent trusts and
public service corporations.
They DON'T tell that Senator
Bailey preached that doctrine
before they ever thought of it or
mentioned it and that he goes
further and says it is not only
wrong for an official to represent
a trust, but that a private citizen
should not do so.
They say it is wrong for Sena-
tor Bailey to represent public
They DON'T tell that Senator
Bailey has never, since he has
been in office, represented or
received money from one, and
now offers, to withdraw from
this race if he can show one in-
stance where he has done so.
They say Senator Bailey rep-
resents trusts and monopolies.
They DON'T tell that during
the whole seventeen year's he
has been in congress they are
unable to show a single act,
speech or vote inconsistent with
his duty to the people, his party
and his God and in favor of trusts
They DON'T tell that, notwith-
standing they have searched
every page of his political record,
they are absolutely unable to, in
one single instance, successfully
attack hi$ splendid official ca-
reer. The Scriptures say: "BY
THEIR FRUITS YE SHALL
They say he was employed by
and received money from public
service corporations while a
member of congress.
They DONT tell that he denies
this and defies them to show it.
They DONT tell that R. V.
Davidson, their candidate for at-
torney general, was employed by
the Southern Pacific Railway
company as its paid attorney
every day he sat in the senate of
LASTLY, AND AS A SUM-
MING UP OP THE WHOLE
CHARGES. THEY MAKE
AGAINST SENATOR BAILEY,
THEY DON'T TELL THE
TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH,
AND NOTHING BUT THB
Fellow citizens, read and ..Con-
sider this, verify the statements
herein made by the record, and
they say whether you bf/ieve the
men who have originr bed these
charges and are leading this fight
are acting in good faith. Does it
show an effort promped by jeal-
ousy, malice and hate to discredit
one of your senators and impair
his influence in congress? Will
you be a party to such iniquity?
Answer at the ballot box May 2.
Republican Precinct Meeting.
Republican voters of Precinct
No.l and all other qualified elec-
tors who are prepared to sub-
scribe to the principles of the
party are hereby called to meet
in precinct convention in the city
of Belton at 2 p. m. on Saturday,
May 2nd, 1908, for the purpose
of electing delegates to the
county convention at Temple on
May 5th and for the transaction
of such other business as may
come before the convention. An
urgent appeal is made to every
Republican residing within the
precinct to attend this meeting
and urge his neighbor to come.
Chairman Precinct No. 1.
Mr. and Mrs. Sawyers of Illi-
nois left last Monday night for
Shawnee, Okla., after spending
several weeks with Mr. and Mrs.
R. H. Little of the eity.
The orgnintioa is a strong one
and gave complete satisfaction to a
paeked house. Bethovea's sym-
phony No. 6 was perhaps the best
number on the program. Mr. Van
Oordt played Weiniawski's coacer-
te ia a masterly and artistic man-
ner. Mme. Linne, in a dramatic
manner presented an aria from the
"Queea of Sheba," displaying a full
round voice of excellent quality,
which she uses to good advantage.
Mr. Towne is endowed with a sym-
sympathetic tenor voice, which was
displayed to good advantage in the
aria "La Gioconda" by Ponchielli,
again in a duet with Mme. Linne.—
World-;Herald, Omaha, Neb.
_ The first annual festival of m«-
sic opened in a blaze of glory. The
music was magnificient, fashionable
society was out in full force. The
audience awoke as I have never
seen a Denver audience awake at a
concert and the applause was at
times deafening. The admirable
drill and finish of the orchestra was
apparent at once.—Denver Times.
The Chicago Symphony Orches-
tra scored a thrilling success at the
Tabernackle last night. The real
music lover sat enthralled through
what was from a simply musical
standpoint the most magnificient
program heard in this city for
many years.—Salt Lake Tribune.
The Chicago Symphony Orches-
tra has shown conclusively that it
is an organization composed of rare
ly skilled musicians under a conduc-
tor that has his men under such su-
perb control that they seem to be a
single instrument in his hands.-
The establishment of fine orchs-
tral organizations is becoming more
and more a part of the social, artis-
tic and educational interests of our
large cities This is due to the
spread of genuine interest in and
knowledge of music itself, and
crowds assemble to hear the notable
orchestral programs offered during
the season. The music loving peo-
ple of Galveston are indeed grate-
ful to the Quartette Society for the
rich treat of last night in the con-
cert of the (Chicago Symphony Or-
chestra. Thaconcert as a whole was
the m&st successful and most
phasing in eVvery particular of any
musical event <N|er givn in Galves
The big Ri^liencl that greeted the
Chicago Syir.ohonw Orchestra last
evening proveci^hcjv fairly its two
previous visits have established the
orchestra in the high regard of St.
Paul music lovers.—St. Paul Globe.
Herbert Graves of Ft. Worth
is visiting in the city and is the
guest of his brother, Deputy
Sheriff Olin Graves, on North
John B. Messer returned
Wednesday morning from his
farm near Waco, where he went
looking after about twelve hun-
dred cords of wood which he
supposed had been washed away
by the overflow in the Brazos
river. _ Fortunately he found the
wood 'all on the ground unmo-
Miss Anna Upskaw has re-
turned from Youngsport where
she trught school the past sea-
Miss MautJ Proctor of the Sa-
lado commvrnity is a visitor at
the home ui D. R. Pendlator. in
George Cheatham was on his
crutches Tuesday from the ef-
fects of the fire boys races.
,D. S. Safley and family last
Tuesday moved into a residence
belonging to Alex Gray on North
Mrs. Martin Upshaw returned
one day this week from Holland,
where she visited relatives.
Miss Emma Taylor of Holland
is spending several days in the
city visiting her sister, Mrs W.
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Graves
of Midway have returned from a
visit to Haskell county. Mr.
Graves says that everything in
that country was drowned out
aqd the railroads were in very
bad shape, and that crops in
that section are at least a month
late compared with this section.
The ladies of the Methodist
church will serve dinner next
Monday in the Ferguson build-
ing on the Avenue. There will
be chicken and turkey galore.
Don't fail to eat with them.
LOST—A Poland China Male.
Finder will be rewarded by no-
tifying W. R. Miller, Jr.
LOST—A Poland China male.
Finder will be rewarded by no-
tifying W. R. Miller, Jr.
Lice kills thousands of chicks.
You can get a free sample of the
best Lice Powder made from
Belton Drug Company- 41-tf.
The orchestra holds a proud place
in the world of music, being consid-
ered by high authorities as superior
to all such organizations in America
with the sole exception of the Bos-
ton Symphony sad Thomaa Orches-
tra*.—Kansas City Jowraal.
To Dress Well
Is more essential than kaotv-
ing how to talk well. Peo-
ple are more ready to be-
lieve what they see than
what they hear.
Don't Yob Often Wlsf)
that somebody would invent
an iron dad suit for beys?
The nearest thing tolt that
we know of is
Mrs. Jane Hopkins'
Wears much longer than a
mother's patience and looks
good enough for any moth-
er's boy. They eome in the new Russian styles, and the double breasted coat with Knickerbocker
Pants in the tow shades, tan, brown, oltve, light grey, blue serge.
FROM S2.50 TO S8.50
KIRSCHBAUM SMART CLOTHES
Cannot be equaled in fastidious fashioning outside the swell city stores but they sell at
Half City Prices. In no other clothing can you iind such happy mingling of High Quality
and Low Cost. In all the new shades—tan. brown, olive, light grey and blue serge
F8M $15,00 TO $25.
Spring Oxfords for Men,
Women, Boys, Misses and
Children. All leading sty es; the best
made, black and tan.
Cresset! Shoo for men - - $3.50 io $5.50
American Beauty for ladies - $2.59 lo S3.50
Boys', Passes' and Children's Shoes From
$1.00 lo $2.53.
SPRING DRESS GOODS
Rajah and Pongee Silks
in all colors, plain and
fancy, 90c to $1.00.
Susine Silks in all shades
and colors, 50c.
Wool and Silk Voiles in
black, navy blue, cham-
paign tan and white.
And a beautiful line of
Wash Goods too numerous
Jost Received By Express
A beautiful line of New
Lingerie Ladies Waists.
Price from §2. to §6.00.
Just Received a Shipment
of Skirt Voiles in cham-
paign tan, navy blue, green,
black and white.
A Beautiful Line of Laces and
We have the most lavish
and up-to-date line of milli-
nery tuat has ever been
shown in Belton.
NOW ON DISPLAY
We have also just received
a complete line of Ladies'
We Invite Your Inspection.
LONG SILK (LOVES IN ALL THE NEW SHADES
T. W. Cochran (®> Co.,
Charles Sampson, colored,
charged with the theft of turkey,
plead guilty and was fined $5 and
was given one day in jail.
Gabe McFarland, colored,
charged with violating the Quar-
antine laws was fined $25. While
confined as a small pox patient at
the pest house, he escaped but
was afterwards recaptured.
In the matter of the contest
filed in the community estate of
J. G. and R. L. Fincher, which
was, in substance, that the com-
munity court, after having ap-
pointed a community administra-
tor, has no further authority.
The entire matter was dismissed
because of the court having no
The criminal docket of the
county will be called on Tuesday
morning next week, April the
8th, and the following is the jury
for next week: C W Barrett,
Temple; R R Henderson,Temple;
A D Kirk, Temple; Ed Thomas,
Temple; W L Nelms, Temple;
Sam A Boase, Temple; E E Mc-
Neely, Troy; H. R. Neal, Troy;
John T Bishop, Troy; J M Moore
Holland; W#S Reed, Holland; J
A Boase, Youngsport; Will Shil-
lings, Oenaville, Cullen Hallmark,
Oenaville, C A Burleson, Oena-
ville, TN Duckworth, Belton; O
T Berry, Belton, R 8 Prater,
Sacramento music lovors en-
joyed a feast of music and a flow
of melody last night in the playing
of the Chicago Symphony Orches-
tra. The work of the Orchestra can
not be too highly oomended, for it
was precise, clean-cut and brilliant
throughout. It is a finely balanced
organisatioa ia which every play-
er is a capable, coascientfaoa nu-
CHICAGO SYMPHONY CLOB
Bayler College, Friday Evening, May 1st
By good fortune Baylor College has just secured
the above date with one of the most noted musical at-
traction ot America. Mr. Adolph Rosenbecker, direc-
tor, compares favorably with Walter Damersch, Theo-
dore Thomas, Sousa, and the greatest directors of
There are sixtyfive members in this splendid mu-
sical organization and are well known specialists in
their line. A splendid Oratorio Ouartet, consisting of
Genevieve Clark Wilson, soprano, Rose L. Gannon,
alto; John Miller, tennor; Arthur Middleton, bass, will
constitute an attractive part of the program. Jan Van
Oordt, a well known dutch violinist, is conce tmeister
and soloist. Prank Wagner is cellist and assistant
The orchestra is now on their return trip from the
Pacific coast, having recently played in San Francisco,
Los Angelos, El Paso, San Antonio, Houston, Galves-
ton, Etc. The college has been at no little pains or ex-
pense in securing this attraction for the students in
Baylor College and the music lovers of Belton and sur-
rounding country. When this attraction was secured
in Waco a few years ago at a guarantee of $1000.00,
many of our citizens, as well as students and teachers
from the college went to the expense of railroad fares
and hotel bills besides paying an admission of $1.50 or
$2.00. The present arrangement will enable the col-
lege people and citizens of Belton to hear this splendid
musical attraction at the Tery reasonable rate of $1.00
admission. This will also enable the citizens of Belton
and surrounding country to see the splendid new
chapel and administration building, aad to attest their
Interest in an institution in which all central Texaa
should feel a just pride.
V. JL MLSON.
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