Daily Bulletin. (Brownwood, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 39, Ed. 1 Monday, November 30, 1908 Page: 1 of 8
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IBROWNWOOD TEXAS MONDAv. NOV. 30 1908.
CLOSED THE FE
Nearly One Hundred Jolly "Knights of the
Grip" Attended Most Munificent Affair at
By E. E. Kirkpatrick.
Could I pour out the nectar the gods only can
I would fill up iry glass to the brim
And drink the success of the Traveling Man.
And the house represented by hi.m;
And could I but tincture the glorious draught
With the smiles as I drank
And the jokes he has told and
I would fill up the goblet
.And drink to the sweetheart who
"With a tenderness thrilling
Very hour as he thinks of the
That salted the sweet of her kiss;
To her truest of hearts ana her fairest of hands
I would drink with all serious prayers
Since the heart she must trust is a Traveling Man's
And as warm as the ulster he wears.
I would drink to the wife with the babe on. her knee
Who awaits his returning in vain J
Who breaks his. brave letters so tremulously
And reads them again and again! '
And I'd drink to the feeble old mother who sits ' ;
At the warm fireside of" her son
And murmurs and weeps o'er the stocking ;she knits
As she thinks of the wandering one. ;
t irini- i tfinc Hfo .mri
Yin v.nvD. mat Mm with smilfis and wftn cheer
1 1A4C AM-W " " "
To'the generous hand that the landlord extends 1
To the wayfarer journeying here; j: - -
And I pledge when he turns from this earthly abode '
And pays the last fare that he can 1
- Mine host of the Inn at the End of the Road
Will welcome the Traveling Man! -jjames Whitcomb Rilriy.
jt Banquets are usually Wad or indif-Jsat that inimitable poat-prandial af-
ferent They are seldom good. Thlsjtet Robert G. Prater. judge S. E.
is a rule. To prove a rule there must Taylor of San Angelo also enlivened
be an exception so it is said. ?The
1 Brownwood lodge of the United Com-
mercial Travelers decided they would
prove the rule and that they were
eminently successful in attaining their
desires will be joyfully attested by the
nearly one hundred jolly fellows who
seated themselves around the banquet
table prepared at the Jackson Hotel
Saturday was Traveling Men's Day
at the big carnival and the festivities
ended with the banquet that night
given by the Brownwood lodge.
Traveling men are connoisseurs of
good edibles. Also the committee
hailng in charge the arrangements for
Saturday night's spread was compos-
ed of gentlemen who evidently had
wide experience in such affairs and
an. Initiative of their own. The ban-
quet differed from most other ban-
quets in that there was really some-
yjhing to eat and plenty of that some-
thJn.The drinkables consisted of
filtered Bayou water and excellent
black coffee. And this lack of vinous
leverages detracted in no way from
the conviviality of the occasion.
There was still another difference of
note in this banquet and any other
S that I ever attended. With one or two
exceptions every speech made and
every toast responded to was im-
promptu not the usual impromptu
that prepares weeks ahead and then
declares that "I was notified only a
few minutes ago that I would be ex-
pected to make a speech here" bt the
genuine article. And every speaker
said something that was worth listen-
ing to. Not always In flowery lan-
guage but always with an originality
and directness that brought that
which makes a man's heart glad a
spontaneous outburst of laughter from
Outside a cold wind from the North
Jrove the rain In slanting columns
and howled with elfish glee about the
windows of the banquet hall but in-
side was warmth and good cheer and
comradeship. The "boys" who make
possible the big passenger dividends
of the railroads who engirdle the
earth with a cord of commerce were
enjoying a sumptuous feast free from
thoughts of outside elemental forces.
And many were the fine tales spun at
the expense of wayside inns and ob-
durate customers and knowledge gain-
ed at the school of experience. Mr.
Douglass King with a manner well
becoming the occasion acted as toast-
mastr. At the head of the long ban-
.nuetfy table sat Mayor J. R. ooney.
At &e opposite end also as a guest
to him then
he has laughed
tear in her eye
n health to
th occasion .with wit and humor
Senior Counselor Clarence Early of
the Brownwood lodge welcomed the
guests with a speech bristling with
genuine cordiality. Lack of space for-
bids the complimentary mention of
all the embryo orators or the illumi-
nating oratory that swayed the ban-
queters that night Also as- at the
banquet the . newspaper man lacks
space (newspaper space here) for aii
the godds things that were there to b.
The banquet was one of the jolllet.
one of the most successful (for ban
quets are successful or unsuccessful
according to pleasure derived there
from) ever enjoyed by any body of
men and well should it oe tor it was
given by and for a body of the bst
3UFFALO BILL SHOWS
WIN IN STATE COURTS.
Special to Daily Bulletin.
Austin Texas Nov. . 30. District
Judge Calhoun today decided that
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show is not
a circus as intended by the legisla
ture should be taxed $500 for each
performance. The Buffalo Bill show
pays $15 for each performance.
ATTENDANCE REPORTED FAIR
MASONIC MEETING AT WACO
Flfty-NInth Annual Convocation Open
cd Today In That
Special to Dally Bulletin:
Waco Texas Nov. 30. The fifty
ninth annual convocation ot the Ma
sonic Grand Royal Arch Chapter of
Masons was opened today by Grand
Priest Charles F Smith. The attend
ance is fair. ThV reports of High
Priest Smith. Secretary J. A. Bryan
and Treasurer Frymler showed a most
prosperous year in Masonic circles.
The Grand Council met this after-
noon and was called to order by Grand
Master John L. Terrell of Dallas.
SOX OF GOV. LANIIAM
Special to Daily Bulletin.
Weatheiford Texas Nov. 30. Ned
Li;Jiam aged 33 son of former Gov-
ernor Lanhamis very ill with tuber-
culosis and was today taken to the
homo of his brother Howar Lanham
at Waco in hopes that the change
will benefit him.
PROF. HAWKS PASSED
Prof. A. W. Hawks of Paltimore
passed through the city this morning
on his way from Fort Worth to Bal
linger to fill a lecture engagement He
was unable to get here Sunday and
expressed his regret that he did not
get to spend the day here with old
friends. On his first trln to Brown-
wood .ic was quite -eriously ill first
at the home of Mr. and Mr. S. R. Cog-
gin and afterwards at the home ot
Will H. Mayer having to cancel his
engagements for about a month. While
sick and convalescing he made many
friends here by his kindly genial dis-
position. He gave Mr. and Mrs. Cog-
gin a complimentary card of admis-
sion to his entertainments which
reads as follows: "This ticket will
admit the bearer to my entertainments
anywhere at any time. aad as often
as the bearer can stand it. It Is not
transferable or negotiable. The own
er In accepting- this agrees to stay un
til the entertainment closes and to
applaud everything. Yours . in all
good humor A. W. Hawks." Mr. and
Mrs. Coggin have kept this card for
these twenty years and pppreciate it
quite highly. Prof. Hawks will re-
turn in time to fill a lecture engage-
ment at the library Wednesday night
One Whole Week of
Brought to Close on Saturday Night by .
Wind That Sent all Home.
Tlle Browrwood carnival has closed
ami It can U said that It was a suc-
cess despiio the fact that the attrac
tions on the carnival grounds were
not what Brownwood. would prefer
to have presented. The contract was
first closed by the Floral Club with
the Parker company number four.
which -was to play only two dates In
Texa. This company cancelled their
date just ten days prior to time i.i
open here. . It put the committee in a
V rrible stew but they made the bes:
cf the situation secured Mr. Patter
son and the attractions he brought
At the time -he promised to come Mr.
Patterson thought lie could bring i
number 'of his shows.' but Beaumont
would not permit of that ar.d Brown-
wood was compelled to take what
could be secured. Some of the at-
tractions were good and all of them
TARIFF FOR REVENUE ONLY
OR HIDES GO ON FREE LIST
Member of Ways and Means Commit
tee Wires Texas Cattlemen Dash-
iHir Hopes of Tariff.
Special to Daily Bulletin.
Fort WorUi. Texas Nov. 30. Re-
plying to a message from a repre-
sentative of the Texas News Service
today the' following dispatch was re-
ceived from Champ Clark a member
of tho Ways and Means Committee
who Is now at Washingt ';: "If com-
mittee pays any attentir vat all to the
evdence taken at the Rearing hides
and leather and all products of leather
goods will go on the free list or elso
will bo listed for tariff for revenue
Signed "CHAMP CLARK."
The Missouri Congressman's dis-
patch apparently dooms to failure the
strenuous efforts of the Texas Cattle
Raisers Association to retain the duty
on hides and leather.
The Cattlemen say their only hope
now is in Roosevelt and they will ap
peal to him at once.
.j. 4. .J. .J. .J.
Brownwood street prices for cotton:
Middling ?S.421A; good middling $8.75.
Fort Worth Texas Nov. 30. Cattlo
receipts 2500; hogs 1S00. Steers fair
higher tops $4.75; cows choice high-
er tops $3.00; calves fair lower
tops $1.50; hogs choice higher tops
COMMISSIONERS WILL MEET
WEDNESDAY TO TALK ROADS
Committee Will Wait ob CohhbIssIoh-
ers to Get Coatrlbatlos for Aati-
The county commissioners will meet
again on Wednesday to consider road
matters before them. The court has
appropriated money to bo expended on
the roads and they want to decide
where to put the work. While in ses-
sion the court will be waited upon by
a committee seeking a contribution
for the state antl-tuberculosis asso-
ciation. This association proposes to
procure an exhibit for Texas similar
i to the one shown here last week and
to do so it will require many thou-
sands of dollars.
The state association is securing
new members every day and people
generally are waking up to the need of
doing something to prevent the spread
of consumption. It has been clearly
shown how the disease spreads and
slmplo methods have been- suggested
to prevent the spread therefore It
only remains to awaken the people to
the Interest they should take In the
matter. A private subscription wa3
Fuu and Amusement
received a liberal patronage from
Brownwood people and visitors. In
addition to the carnival attractions
there was horse racing football games
and the tuberculosis exhibit which
prored excellent in the way of onter-
Th' weather was pretty Jill the week
except Friday and Saturday and thou
sands' visited Brownwood. The only
complaint that has been hoard comes
from Brownwood people.
The committee' in charge is busy to
day figuring up profits nnd loss but
can not tell Just what the carnival
will not the Floral Club. It is pretty
safe to say however that more than
one thousand dollars was realised by
the club. That means good for Brown
wood because the Floral club will
ppeml every cent of It fixing up and
beautifying the city.
taken here last week and $o0 was
raised. This amount with the dona
tion from the commisslonerswoll be
turned over to state treasurer T. C.
Yantis and will be subject to the order
of the state executive board of the
BABY SHOW AWARDS
ARE COMPLETE TODAY.
In Saturday's paper the awards of
the baby show were given In part
Today we give them in full as follows
Prettiest girl under one year Doro
thy Nell Smith; finest boy William
Prettiest girl between one .and two
years Mildred Moore; finest boy
Prettiest girl between two and three
years Elizabeth Andrews; finest boy
Prettiest girl between three and four
years Elizabeth Hopkins J finest boy
Prettiest girl between four and flvo
years Franklo Ratllft; finest boy Win
Finest Twins Pearl and Ruby Mat-
son of Zephyr.
The sweepstake prize for all ages
went to little Miss Mary Kate- Eth-
eridge daughter of Mr. and Mrs.W
H. Etheridge of.this city.
STOLEN GRIP FOUND IN
GROVE NEAR DANIEL BAKER.
Saturday night a gentleman by the
name of K. C. Reed had his grip stolen
at the Santa Fo depot and reported
same to tho officers. Yesterday the
grip was found in tho grove near Dan
iel Baker college. It has been opened
and some old clothes were scattered
about It. The ofTlcers did not get :
list of the articles tho grip contain
ed nnd cannot say for sure that any
thing is ml&slng.
BROWNWOOD YOUTH FOUND
DEAD IN ST. LOUIS HOTEL
Oscar Heard Aged Fifteen Son of Mr. and
Mrs. C. B. HeardMeets Mysterious Death
in Burlington Hotel.
Special to Dally Bulletin.
St Lous Mo. Nov. 30. Oscar Heard
whose age Is supposed to be 24 years
lome Brownwood Texas was found
dead In a gas-filled room at the.Bur-
Ington hotel this morning. He had
absorbent cotton over his mouth and
nostrils. Arrived heio Sunday.
The above dispatch came In the Bul-
etin's daily service this afternoon at
3 o'clock and Inquiry was at once
made as to the youth's identity. Oscar
Heard ip the fifteen year old son of
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Heard living seven
miles Northeast of the city. A Bul-
etin man carried the dispatch to Miss
Pritta Heard who Is bookkeeper at
the Terry Grocery Store and she Im-
mediately phoned to the Looney Mer-
cantile Co. where another sister Miss
Eunice and a brother Howard are
employed. The three agreed that de
spite the discrepancy in the age of the
brother" and that reported In the Bul-
letin's special it was certain that their
brother was dead.
Twenty minutes later a message
came from an undertaker at St Louis.
addressed to Howard Heard and' giv
ing his box number nnd street ad-
ENACTED AT HILLSBORO
Younsr Lady Attempts Suicide and Man
Supposed to be Married is Ar
rested nnd' Jailed. j
Special to Daily Bulletin:
Hillsboro Texag Nov- 30. Miss H.
Morgan of Abbott after buying a vial
o: chloroform at a drug store bore to-
day entered a dry goods store nearby
and swallowed the entire quantity of
chloroform. The girl Is in a critical
condition and will .likely die.
Ernest Wilkerson whom she Is re-
ported to have married on the train
near Waco has been arrested and jail-
ed here. It Is declared that Wilkinson
has a wife and child at Tyler.
PROGRAM FOR WEDNESDAY
Following Is the program for the
Wednesday Harmony Club December
2 908: " '
Incidents from the lives of opera
singers. i .
Lesson The Rise of Dramatic! Mu
sic J - ;
Director Mrs H. F. Mayes.
Director Mrs. Stromeyer.
Hostess Miss Scott
All members are urged to attend
this meeting. Important business.
MRS. FOWLER Cor. Sec'y.
ID WITH Li
MAN LEAVES BLACK TRAIL
James Hackett of Pittsburg Fatally Injured
Wife and Then Commits Suicide at
Special to Daily Bulletin.;
Pittsburg Pa. Nov. 30. Maddened
by liquor James Hackett; 36 years of
age today fatally Injured his wife and
then' committed suicide.' Hackett In
a drunken condition and crazed with
anger attacked his seven-year-old boy
with a hatchet and the mother inter-
fering received tho blow frpm the
hatchet intended for her son. The
woman fell to the floor stunned and
dress asking what disposition to make
of the body. There could bo no doubt
then and the three heartbroken chil-
dren phoned to the parents in the
Oscar Heard left Brownwood Thurs-
day night intending to go to Fort
Worth and other cities to seo somo of
the world. He had been working on
the farm ail year and announced last
week that he would leave for a va-
cation. He started with enough
money to last him for some time and
nothing has been heard from him.
It Is supposed that he carried the
address of. his brother in his pocket
and the authorities were therefore
able to Identify him. The cause of
his death may be surmised from the
gas filled room but there'is mystery
surrounding the fact that the unfor-
tunate youth's mouth and nostrils-
were covered with absorbent cotton.
A wire was sent instructing that the
I body be shipped to this city at once.
Later Mrs. C. B. Heard mother ot
the dead youth Is prostrated with
grief and grave fears are entertain-
ed for her recovery. Physicians hur-
ried to her bedside at 5 o'clock this
New Orleans La. The Times Demo-
crat's estimate on the cotton crop of
100S is 12800000 bales.
Chicago 111. Adiai E. Stevenson
purposes a contest against Charles S.
Deneen for the Governor of Illinois;
for the coming four years.
Goldthwaitp Texas. After dellb-
eratating sixty hours the jury in the
Jim Nixon case returned a verdict of
not guilty. Nixon was charged with
killing Tom Brown in the city of Lam-
pasas. Sweetwater Texas. The bodies of
Porter Tharpe and'; wife who were
drowned in Cottonwood Creek about
twenty-two"miles north ot here "and
one mile this side of Roby were re-
covered. College Station Texas. At a recent
meeting of the boad of directors ot
the Agricultural and Mechanical col-
lege the faculty was instructed to per-
fect arrangements for conducting a
i six weeks' summer session beginning
with the summer of 1909.
San Angelo Texas. R. S. Payne a
capitalist and hotel man from Cin-
cinnati Ohio Is In the city and wilt
consider the proposition to build a
$100000 hotel. He has been in cor-
respondence with the Business Club
on the subject and Is now sizing up
Tax Assessor Miller has received a
program for the Tax Assessors' Con-
vention which meets In Waco on De-
cember 14th and 13th.
the husband got a razor and cut her
throat and then cuf'his own throat
Special to Daily Bulletin.
Weatherford Texas Nov. 30. C. C.
Garner aged 55. living ten miles
north ot here ended his life last night
by shooting himself through the head.
I He recently suffered financial losses.
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Mayes, Will H. Daily Bulletin. (Brownwood, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 39, Ed. 1 Monday, November 30, 1908, newspaper, November 30, 1908; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth346414/m1/1/: accessed March 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Howard Payne University Library.