The Albany News (Albany, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 7, Ed. 1 Friday, August 1, 1919 Page: 2 of 11
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ALBANY, TEXAS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 1919
Whole Number 1986
IS DEMOCRACY MAY SPLIT
|k(Wid that two families cannot live in harmony under the
i roof. Well, it looks like the Democratic party was
going to break up house-keeping, and the true blues are going
house-keeping by th"ins"lve-i. If we mistake not, the
! August is the date that they will meet in conclave in the
f of Forth Worth for the ex pre purp se of lamieh n.' i sur
|h Democratic party. Joseph Weldou liailey, o• Wadiiiig'on
*, will be there, the main spuk<. -aian lor the -,, and
I ii any man in Am'i ica left wh ) kno w- whit old-time |)e
cy is, it is Ex-Senator Jo • liailey and <i'orge Ribinson of
i Waco Herald.
H'l not clear to our mind whether or not. it will be wise to
out of the political corral and go out on the commons and
up a heard of pure breds. and estahii h new .| i irtei ; or not.
it be best for the short horns to stay in the nil fold mid
it of its rottenness, hut w xp'cl that v, m l be prettv
todo. As we see it, Socialism has played the d> .il ..ith the
sratic party in Texas, and the nation to, as to that, and it
be expedient that we have a separation. \nyhow it seems
us that the age of reconstruction is here, and we expect that
time to go out and take charge of the old Ship of State and
jgher back to the old home port. The cry of the hour is that
Constitution is antiquated, the heirloom of a by-gone age, and
its limitations are in the way of progress.
But, folks, have you stopped to think what this nation has done
this Constitution with all of its limitations and thank
and the American patriots for the limitation- We have
rn to be the mightiest nation in the world intellectuady.
>mattically and financially. We have no pi ei on earth, every
ipon of defense in the great world war wa- tin product of
rican genius, and in the coumil of dip!'it tc. general hip
On the battle line atul in tlie fo-i 1 . ki rvat i; n I . i.«,t a
iver could man the job.
yes, look at .e-r
Jv banking syst n v. i;i: i •• •
at our harvest j ' .-1 i;
lid bacon sufficient t >
|il, look at our red-b! >;> .
ire the marvel <>:' t
litution, with a,,
Now. this S ■
lant to throw it int- ra
led federal government m >
DOINGS OF THE THE ALBANY POST
CITY COUNCIL OFFICE IS FAVORED
The City Council has contract-
ed with J. W. St. Clair as san-
itary officer, and have also elect-
ed him as city marshal in place
of < ieo, I'ate, who resigned.
M r. St. ('lair and his force are
now at work cleat ingup thecity
and while it lias been neglected
for several months, it will lake
some time 10 get the city clean,
but they intend getting it cleaed
and they expect to keep it .-o,
but t hev must have the co -opci
at ion of the people .as a whole
Mr. St. ('lair is an expert man in
his line, and he expects to en-
force all of the laws of the city,
and desires that all complaints
that come under his super i ion,
both in a sanitary way arid also
the duties of city marshal, be
made to him. Advise him of all
stock running at lar^e. lie ex-
pects to enforce the speed law,
the driving law and also the
muffler and light law as well as
dl other law
City < 'ouncil expects to do ad"
ditional work on the streets i ist
as soon as the grader can be oh
ta tied from the county
The county has m ide the min-
Through the efforts of Con-
gressman Tom Mlanton, the Al-
bany post office has secured ad-
dition funds for clerk hire, etc.
Some)fiing like a thou ;>'id dol
larmore or |es .
'l'hi w ill faeilit: i • matters and
enable the postollice force to
give better er\ ice, l hank you,
Insfiuctions Fot Tiansfei of
Scholastics Sent Out
Mi -s Annie Webb Wanton,
^tate Siipei 1111 end en t of I' iblic
11 -1rii-• ti11n, i • "?idi'u' e it the
following instructions to the
< 'ount.v and < 'its Superintend
etits of Schools,
If your section is among those
having a large infl ix of children
since the census was taken in
March, you should proceed as
follows You should give as
w ide publicity to the fact that
children returning since March
c in be enrolled, and should re*
• juire their parent ; to report all
• • i es at some designate I place.
In accordance with the above
ruling, I am asking that all pat-
rons of the Public School whose
iJdn i". \. ere M'>t t nr. I< d in this
district, I report to Ii S. l/mg,
St ere I :i I till i i > > d l !oard,
. .it.' t it of children and
it W I
lolks. State soven r.mi
pove that, and the - ii . i
fill flounder on th- s
ft best to move out and >e .,p > •
pd let "Back to the t >n-t
I 111 le
>f State. I
ail . ere |o
' I in an st«
.«rt W rtli 11 j Wi
THOSE WHO WILL NOT COME HOME
WEEKLY OIL NEWS
Still drilling after t
re No. 1,
Making preparat i n
Smpire No. 2. Ila\u.
Q getting hole clt m i
een million feet
Phillips l'etroh .ii
Jrown's place, tishin
it 3820 feet, two sir
B the hole.
Texhoma, on the 1
Irilling at 827 feet.
Sinclair, near Acai.
ngat 120<) feet.
There is news of -eit ia; i. v
ocations in the county
ttaraay, and we expect n '
t is false, altho the counti
ull of geologists, an I :
Hy the next issue of the New-
le will have something <i
The well on the Armed r.r h
imiles south of Newcastle,
foung county, has been
farK 'sports have been i . b
*he effect that it wa a
fat thousand barrel well, but we
■pect most of this is false
Inother report was that it w s
tending 3000 feet in oil. and ' .'
to a few minutes then cle ed
lown. If this well proves to be
ifood producer it will look go I
for Shackelford, as the oil p
will be tra\
tie t. nor
• .mo I'. miiile mother made . t l In the return of
i' e ■ , it vvs ilia' he ; «n his way. I see the
that takt p i e at the trains I believe 1 under-
i t !i i wea? e | thrhi. h 11.■ • long months
in her \ e: tider ire alon. the battle front,
.f it i i;t n . i t • eart i when hand-
mi lip ai ) i to. *!i« r • n v a-,' un.
JURY SAID WORLD WAS FLAT
/"V)L J. L. KAY, who is the guest of his daughter here this
week, relates the following incident which happened in Ath-
ens many years ago, when a jury returned a verdict that the
world was as flat as a pancake. The story as related by Col.
Kay, was as follows:
Something more than half a century in the past, there came to
the little village of Athens u young man with his magic lantern
I.o. . I; is highly probable that every man, woman and child in
and around Athens attended the show, for the simple reason that
shows of any kind were very rare in those days, and it is doubt"
ful if the house was uncomfortably crowded at that.
In that audience sat side by side two mischievous onlookers,
one T. I . Murchison and one Mr. Howdy Martin. At the conclu-
sion of the show in which the performer labored with an intent
zeal to show to the interested the complete and systematic evolu-
t • >n of the planetary system, among which was the revolution of
tin earth on it. axis the mischievous Mr. Mnrchison said to the
young lawyer at his side. "Wt could have some fun out of this
\\ hereupon young Howdy Martin arose to his feet, and with
all the dignity at his command, addressed himself to the young
man in such a style as this: "My young man, do you presume on
the want of intelligence of this people by attempting to make them
believe that this earth is round like a ball, and turns over and over
every 21 hours?
The young man, undaunted, repeated his lecture with great
emphasis. The young lawyer then came back at him with a prop-
osition to put up $iu<) against his show apparatus and debate the
problem before twelve disinterested men who would act as jurors
in the case, and that if he (Martini did not convince them that;
the wt rid was as flat as a pancake, the show man was to take his
- Ion. otherwise he was to lose his show fixtures.
This was agreed to. In the selection of the jury this same
i • ! -for r 'ii. After a heated and lengthy
. i,. n 111e ,■ dt in- a as all in, and the pleading con-
; .|. ti - e, r- tired and after careful consultation, they re-
I,,|-1..■ | t - • .rt •' due tlemnity and rendered the ver-
r 1 ■ t ". t1 ' reniai "We, the jury, find the
.1 i Hat a a p meako,"
iire.1 the presiding official
w 'h a b v of the head.
I'n e-, . f this gigantic problem, after all
i; , j r, tir- 1 i -in mi!.mil, the \ i mg showman evidently concluded
t at j1(. bad tclied In tent toward Sodom," and without giving
an . n M . .|- leavinj any trail behind him, decamped, and hap
ii, ! b ■ i heard of -nice b\ the citizens of Athens.
Hardy Martin advertised for hitn through the press of the
4at< but couhl never hear ;i word from, or of him. After a
lapse of ab"iit twe! c months, Mr. Martin turned the magic lan-
ten, ,'n AV over to the i.idies of Athens who sold it to the highest
b Idi r and use 1 the proceeds on the cemetery.
II,, i : i 1 > i • a hun I red of practical jokes played by
, , an> .11:• ..:i ii.' w h * came here green from the states.
tfie uiadv I in.. ' t
I he in ii had i an c '
w h tliem. a il ha i
th creek to hunt r
wbiie Marie aid I i-
oI Mr. and Mr Mar
land, v\. I . . a w .
• um\\ n
my * ^
that i go
ire, we w
lie to y
1 the •
be e boys cai
lli . l) *1 r.i ! • ,1 t„p I . i
io . iv «i * r - • r i>
that i- mort il of them
land, bat their spirits ar
Suddenlv the b" 1 b e, >
ell the lil'.iddy !" ltoia a' I u
pea red. and the littie girl, going
to his rt s ie. -stepped into the
ante hole and w< i : down. I'oth
women then rasiietl in. in an at
tempt to save the children, but
being unable to swim, were
drowned as s ,m a tfie\ reached
the dee) water 1 he hole wa>
less than ten feet icros but was
deep and thick mud on the bot-
tom made it impossible for
any u them to ci nib out.
Southwe t I'lainsman.
of battle t > continm .t
\Ye know that to sue)
take the plaet el the boy
a - e iif troyal
ie beneath the
1 in Americ i Whenever w < look upon
r we ! ik uj m anything fair and
. mb> r that the) fell in tlit* storm
: a ■ I tic til re i - n -thing to
rei eml r- him as a baby sm ling
iU, in ,er fa a litt'a fell -v t •.Idling :f t -chool and then a tall
• amis me vo iiv man, donning die uniform *>f his country, and
marehing away beneath Old Glof?. Mut would it not be good to
think f the-e heroes a- living influence with us; as immortals en-
shrined in the nation's 1 >ve as sunbursts of splendor surrounding
a republic's highest achievement for mankin 1.'
It i- sweet to have \our boy w ith you. to en o\ his smiles and
laughter and cheei It is sweet to encircle his noble form with
your tender arms and place th welc uning k.ss upon his lips. Hut
it is noble, it is heroic to give him for \our country. fv r the prin-
i.pies plank . in the heart of humanity by y mr tiod. Austin <'al-
ah.an in the Temple Mirror.
! Mi I'e irl W ■ 1 ap-
the st i e in person, in-
,al i f i 1 he mo', e pictures,
. eald show her ai preciat on
b\ thanking the large audience
that greeted her at tl e airdome
la t Kriilay night in her Vth ep-
isod< "Meshes of llvil." N'ever-
theless. the management will
ay that lie is highly pleased
with the audiences that have
greeted IVarl White every Kri-
da\ night, and believe that her
dare-devil stunts in The Light-
ning Raider are enjoyed by all
the patrons of the movie pictures
on the airdome.
We often receive articles to be
published in the News with no
name signed to them, and as it
is strictly against the rules of a
newspaper to publish anything
without knowing who it is from,
we are compelled to railroad it
to the waste basket. Your name
is not necessarily compelled to
be signed to the article to le
printed, only we prefer to know
the author of the articles to be
Stncken With Paralysis
W 1' Stevens was stricken
, .ra!> sis very suddenly
ui l. He was in Joe ('.as
th berry's drug store, and just
in the act of lighting a cigar,and
fell on the show case. Was un-
conscious from the start.
lie was conveyed to the Har-
ris sanitarium in Fort Worth
Tuesday night. There is not
much hopes for his recovery, lie
had recently moved here from
K A. deter is back from Fort
Worth w here he went last week
under treatment for his
«\ves. Brother deter is having
a hard lime of it with his eyes.
He has suffered a great deal and
it's to be hoped that he will get
relief this time and his eyesight
Our friend, Charley Martin.
has been carrying his right arm
in a sling for the past few days
caused from a brick falling from
the top of the garage cutting an
ugly gash on the arm. making
it very painful.
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McCarty, Richard H. The Albany News (Albany, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 7, Ed. 1 Friday, August 1, 1919, newspaper, August 1, 1919; Albany, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth393594/m1/2/: accessed October 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Old Jail Art Center.