The Bell County Democrat (Belton, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 69, Ed. 1 Tuesday, March 29, 1910 Page: 1 of 6
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They Were Guests of the Woman's.
Wednesday Club at Baylor
POEM BY MRS. SMITH
Temple Lady Reads Appropriate
Verses Written for the
(The following account of the
"(Md Ladies" entertainment was
furnished by Miss Osterhout for
her society page for last Friday,
but reached the office too late for
publication in that issue.)
It is the custom and the ex-
quisite pleasure of the Woman's
Wednesday Club each year to de-
vote one afternoon to an enter-
tainment in honor of their moth-
ers friends. This event islov
ingly referred to as the "old
ladies, party" and occured this
week on Wednesday afternoon
in the parlors of Baylor College.
The decorations, great bowls of
white iris, while simple were
beautiful in their appropriatenes.
It was an ideal spring day and the
guests gathered in large num-
bers. A scene could scarcely
be more fair than was this one
with its groups of lovely women
with their sweet faces set in
frames of shinning silver hair.
Mrs. W. A. Wilson in behalf of
the Wednesday Club welcomed
the guests. A quartette of Col-
lege girls and Miss Elizabeth
Meachum sang the songs of
"When youth and love, and all
' v - pristine glow.".
<layed a number
i pieces, Mrs.
sh ,of Temple
>g original poem
+ - —
clever poems, Our Fore-mothers
Mrs. M. V. Smith spoke words
of appreciation in behalf of the
guests and Mrs* R. P. Talley for
the courtersy extended the lad
ies from Temple.
Refreshments of pimento salad
pckles bread and butter sand
wiches, ice cream and cake were
The Club Iwas assisted in en-
tertaining by the honoriy mem
bers of the Club and the faculty
of Baylor College.
Among those present were
Mesdames: M. A. Davis, T. K
Elliott of Troy, R. M. Bailey
of Alvord; J. S. Bigham, J. A,
Vanness, Matt Keys, S. A. Meth
vin of Temle, Mortimer Smith of
Temple: A. E. McBeath, Jane
Morton Ware, R. P. Talley ol:
Temple, L. E. Wood, A. P. Mc-
Kuen, N. E. Furnace, Bertha M.
Ray, C. E. Wiseman, M. J.
Baugh, Margaret Elizabeth Mes-
ser, E A Bishop, J. W. Embree
of Temple; H. E. Keys of Temple
R. P. Davant, W. J. Cooper, Eva
Hughes, J. E. Addison, M. V,
Smith, D. F. Hair, R.S. Wensley,
E. H. Wells, E. H. Graves, L. F.
Holcomb, S. A. Lamb,S. A. Keg
ley, T. M. Soap, W. S. Wilson,
W. B. McGarity, W. F. Boyd,
O. T. Tyler, W. T. Davidson A.
G. Jennings of Caldwell, J. H.
James, E A. McCollaugh, L. V.
Burford, J. A. Wallace, Rankin
W. W. Creswell of Temple, Jack
Gunari of Shawnee Okla; Miss
Zorah Womack, and Miss Meac-
ohum of Austin.
PTJ33LISHE33D TWICE .A. WEEK.
BELTON, TEXAS, TUESDAY HARCH 29, 1910.
Belton Merchants Invite You To
Booster sales da
Next Thursday, March 31
Have Been a Boon to The People Within Reach of
Our Merchants Will Always Go Their Limit
in Offering Bargains to Theii Customers, They
Have Not, at Present, however, Made Arrangements
For Any Othe *tr Sales, and
Written for the Old Ladies' Recep-
tion at Baylor College, Belton,
Texas, March 23rd, 1910.
This happy, bright, expectant day,
The gladdest of the year,
Has come again, and young friends
For us—the old folks dear,
And why for us this day of joy?
'Tis a token of their love.
A call from cares that oft annoy;
And foretaste give of joys above.
This halting place, so calm, so sweet.
To pilgrims on life's way.
Where tired hands and weary feet
Find rest, for one glad day.
And taste the cup of bliss that years
For them, has garnered been,
Where smiles are rife instead of
At this blessed "Wayside Inn".
Here youth and beauty welcome give
Handclasps, and words of cheer,
That we in their sweet smiles may live
Again—our youth so dear.
And hear once more the olden songs
Of love—when years were few,
Tales that to other days belong,
Greet now, our ears anew.
Though winter's snows rest on our
Our hearts today are young,
The lays of other days as sweet
As when they first were sung.
Time's pencil touch oft dipped in
On once fair cheeks are seen,
But now, the hurts of bygone years
Seem quite forgotten been.
This hour to God for blessings sweet
▲ song of joy we'll raise,
For His dear love so great, complete,
For a Day of This Kind
J. M. ROBINSON
Was Minister in the Presbyterian
Church for More than Half
A C0NFED. SOLDIER
Served in Army from Statin
Carolina. In Bell County
Thats crojmed our later days.
The disappt ^'ntments we have borne
Have bieei. ut for a day
Of chill December's breath haye
Far less, than blooming May.
On our young friends we ask may fall,
Sweet peace—a light Divine,
While we in them our youth recall
This resurrection time.
May Love pnseen its radiance shed.
Rich blessings give, in showers,
Brighten < tch path they're called to
As they lave brightened ours.
And when in distant unknown years
They stt ad where now we s'aud,
With fait* ring steps end oftimes fears
Close to the border land.
May dear friends say with cheering
And wo ds of love that win,
Come, tir d ones, and rest awhile,
At this iweet "Wayside Inn."
Mrs. Mortimer Smith,
MEETING FOE T.C.D.
TO BE HELD AT WACO
Col. Miller, One of the Trustees,
State Meeting Will Be Held
Avertjked letter list for
week en ed March 23,1910.
W. Mr Drake, J. F. Mitchell,
John Pi £e.
Anna Bell Drake, Miss
Johnson, Mrs. S W.
Mercha at, Miss Mintie Moore,
Vliss Mfcttie William.
'.a Adams, Robt. M. Ross,
. J. A. Tillery.
letters will be held two
,nd then sent to the Dead
ffice at Washington, D.
yone calling for them will
say ADVERTISED and
.yment of one cent each
'red W. Guffey, P. M.
Mri . J. C. M c El r o y
and i on, Everett, returned to
! Jelto 11 after a short visit to Gal-
veston fend San Antonio to spend
a few' days with Mr. and Mrs.
-\ Tm Morey before leaving for
their home in Minneapolis, Minn.
White in San Antono they were
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. S. F.
Sean y. During their visit both
Mrs.yMcElroy and her son have
mad 4 many friends who will
wishjfor their return to our city
at auearly date.
When asked concerning the
plans and work of rebuilding the
part of the Christian University
destroyed by fire on last Tues-
day night Col. J. Z. Miller of
this city made the following
A meeting of the board of
trustees and the advisory board
of the university, and all promi-
nent members of the church
from all over the state is called
for next Tuesday morning. Be-
tween one and two hundred peo-
ple with wealth enough to im-
mediately rebuild the section of
the university burned will be
present at this meeting. Though
no definite action has been taken
it is well understood that gener-
al opinion among those concern-
ed favors the rebuilding of the
university at Waco.
The citizens of Waco have
pledged S50,000 and one private
individual outside of Waco has
made a pledge for $1,000.
The work of the university
will go on for the remaining two
months without interruption.
Rooms have been secured for the
boys in homes near the univer-
They wil take their meals at the
university. The girls, dormitory
remains intact and there are
sufficient accomodations left
the campus for all class
Some thousand dollars or more
was subscribed on the grounds
during the fire to be used as a
present emergency fund;
Ike Ahtmni at Work.
Prof. C. A.! Nichols, president
of the Alumni Association of the
Southwestern University, has
inaugurated & state-wide cam-
paign to raises funds for the pro-
posed $250,000 new Memorial
building, and will visit several
sections of Toxas in the interest
of subscriptions. Recently at a
meeting in Dallas the Alumni
agreed to rai,'3e $100,000 for the
new building and appointed the
following co; QQ«nittee to inform
faculty: Hoi x. W. A. Tarver.,
Miss Ruby I nowrence, and Rev..
S. M. Black and the Board of
Trustees hav « approved the plan
presented b;y Dr. R. S. Hyer,
Dr. E. D. M ouzon, Dr. Jno. M.
Barcus, Mr. Frank Reedy, Prof.
C. A. Nichols 5 and Prof. F. C.
Lehmberg a: ad it has been hearti-
ly endorsed by the Alumni, the
student bodj r and the ex-students
of Texas. P 'rof. Nichols is now
in the midst of the great work
and will no doubt receive the
hearty respt mse in the shape of
liberal subs scriptions from all
portions of Texas.—Georgetown
Besides t he general interest
which the e :iany Belton friends
of the SoutI awestern Uuiversity
will take in this great plan for
the upbuildi ng of the university
there are s< jveral names among
the worker: s which will appear
as old frier ids to Bell county
people. Pr< af. C. A. Nichols is a
Bell county boy, son of W. H.
Nichols ne? ir Moffatt, and the
work undei rtaken by him will
register am )ther success for the
young men ■ of the county.
WANTS A PRO IN THE
E. Embree Addresses Open Letter
to Voters of the County on'
next legislature is the crucial
time—the time of our life—for
Texas to make her stongest
fight «.gainst the chorts of the
liquor traffic, whose every power
that their money and influence
can control will
The time has
should come o
enemy if we e\
Ghent Sanderford was down
from Baylor Waco University to
spend Saturday and Sunday at
his home in Nolan Valley.
T. Glassell Elliott was down
from Waco to spend Sunday
with his father, J. F. Elliott,
this week t
in front of
of new cc
of both str
fort to mat
rete walks are added
o our list of home and
foot walk being built
Mrs. Annie Pecora's
ompletes a full block
acrete sidewalks on
: is being laid at Cole-
new cottage which
Main and Vant streets
7 improve that section
eets and will be a com-
iy a passer by that
Editor Democrat:—Are the
prohibition democrats of Beil
county going to lay down on
their job in the election ot their
'legislators? Are they going to
turn the job absolutely over to
the saloon element and their
smypabhizers and placidly fold
their hands, seal their lips and
by their silence and inertia say
that we will make no effort at
representation in the next leg
islature: that we are willing to
be represented by a solid anti
prohibition delegation in the
It has been clearly demoostat-
ed by the last election that we
hate a respectable majority, bar-
ring the neerro vote and the mer-
chantable poll tax receipts which
the saloon gang preserved on iee
until the election day. Have we
not enough materialy of the white
badge distinction to represent
us in the state legislature? It is
now high time to bestir oursel-
ves and get together and select
men of ability both mental and
morally who are willing, if nec-
essary at a sacrifice, to fight the
saloon influence to a standstill in
the next legislature.
Let us not be deluded into the
support of an anti who says he
is in favor of submission. Of
what value is a captain who is
willing to lead us to a battle, de-
claring beforehand that his sym-
pathies are with the enemy, who
says that he is in favor of sub-
mission, but wants to see us et-
ernally flogged when we do get
Lay not the flattering unction
to your heart that they will
guard your interests against the
saloon influnce. The last legis
lature outraged the will of the
sovereign voters of the state of
Texas, and the simple cause was
that we intrusted too many anti
prohibition submissionists. Thw
be in evidence,
oome that we
it boldly in the
open and bear o ar breasts to the
er expect to get
results. Put n^ne but regulars
on guard, every man to prepare
for the battle and fight
to the last , ditch, asking
no quarter : and giving
none to the saloon rule. Our
duty demands it; our society de-
mands it; ont wives and daugh
ters and sons demand it; our
God demands it.
Then arouse to your duty, fe
low citizens. Shake ofl your
lethargy: move out in one solid
body. Put yotir time and in-
fluence in the work; make a sac-
rifice, if need be,, and give your
continuous and enthusiastic sup-
port to the work from now un-
til the November election. Let's
get our generals in the field and
stand solid with them to
Rev. J. M. Robinson, one of
Belton's most highly esteemed
citizens, father, of Judge John D.
and Hosea F. Robinson, passed
away at about 3 o'clock Saturday
morning, after a lingering illness
of several months
Rev. John McLemore Robinson,
was born in Anderson county.
South Carolina, on Sept. 15,1833.
He graduated form the Presbyte-
rian Theological Seminary at Co-
lumbia, S. C., in 1858. He served
as a Confederate soldier during
the war between the states, sl
member of the army of South
In 1866 Rev. Robinson and
Miss Mary Kelso were married
at Spartanburg, S. C. Ibree
years later Texas was chosen as
their home state. They resided
first in Rockwall county but in
1871 came to Bell where they
have made their home ever sateen
For many years Rev. Robinson
ministered unto several of the
Home Mission Presbyterian
churches in the southern pert o£
this county. When unable on ac-
count of the infirmity of the 9este
to continue longer in the active
ministry he came to Belton to
make his home. Daring Ms
residence here hehasbeena bc^p,
strength, and able adviser of
the church; aD honored aOsauh
interested and helpful in a& that
pertained to the town'a V'
spiritaul; a friend to al% ■
needed his a ms
and esteemed by
Funeral services1 were ctev
ducted by Rev. A. F. Cunning-
lam, pastor of the First Pfcsskp1-
erian church of this city, en
Saturday afternoon at the fami-
ly residence on Beal streets
Belton lodge A. F. A M. 55a.
166 concluded the services, es-
corting the remains to North
Belton Cemetery and eootSatiing.
the services at the graven
There survive Rev. Robiontaa'
his wife, MrSi Mary KelsoBbhii*-
son, and four children,. JzeJge
John D. Robinson and Hosea.
Robinson of this city, and T. P.
and Luther Robinson o& Shxfcr
A host o£ friends pinwiiu"
the family in their gr f and
extend to them all that earti&^y
sympathy can give of bs^awi
man, and old Hell county can
make things happen in the ne
legislature that will make o
children's children proud of us
1 E. Embree.
Special! Holland's Magazine
wants a special representative
here at once to cash on a special,
red-hot opportunity. Generous
salary, commissions and prizes!
Stick-to-it- person of energy will
make three-figure salary every
month. We sfebw you exactly
how to work successfully. Han-
dle Farm and Ranch also, in
country—two selling chances to
every bouse. Write today for
samples and out fit; letter must
give age, expeieuce, time to de-
vote. Address Holland's Mag-
azine ,561 Main (St. Dallas, Tex.
Mrs. H. T. Prater returned
on Tuesday afternoon from a
visit of severa week6 to her
daughter, Mrs. Albert Methvin
In response to the-inngetttri
of his daughter, Misa Jilifc'.Ballv
who is a student at the CSriaSBai
University, H. C* Rfeyao&fe «f
this city went to Waco hu fee
night of the burning
versity building. Mr.
substantiates the- seport. as? the
fire published in our iss^e-^if 2ssl
Friday. He is very coiaDrjelssusatr
ary of the people of Waco tie
students of the uortyrj-iT-
Double the [number locoes;
needed for it he stodenis- -were
tendered ancil by the Mndis3 off
the citizens ^.nd the quist
ty of the teachers ali u«3-*s«3fc-
ness had gojne from tht
by noon of Wednesday and Sbey
were ready t|o prepare to rtsffime
all school. | duties. Thursday
Candidate for Constable
The announcement ©5 Hoad Ear-
ner appears in this issae 2? tie
Democrat as a candidate feo■ con-
stable in the Beltoc- preeicct.
Mr. Garner has % gra&t aoany
friends in and abo*at Belton, and
he states that he has entered the
race at the strong sohcitatio® cSi
some of his friends. He bust
lived in Belton practically all h
Slade Yarrell has pureiznurtP
the bungalow recently by
T. I. Rbsser on Houston svreeti.
Mr. and Mrs. Yarrell mSbaoie*
into their new home
the painting and other
touches are completed-.
N. K. Smith snd family were
down from Waco for several
days last week visiting relatives.
Miss Ethel Fonda of? •Jaii<wji*«i
a student at the State-Hni -erei^r,
spent the mid term .holiday- wiftb
Miss Lucile Law.
D. Walton. offSfeartaa-
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Doyle, Davis K. The Bell County Democrat (Belton, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 69, Ed. 1 Tuesday, March 29, 1910, newspaper, March 29, 1910; Belton, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth233444/m1/1/: accessed May 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.