The Bartlett Tribune and News (Bartlett, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 29, Ed. 1, Friday, February 13, 1914 Page: 1 of 8
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R.F. CTES, Editor and,' Proprietor BARTLETT, WILLIAMSON COUNTY, ' TEXAS, FRIDAl FEB. iz 1914. $1.00 Per YearVOL. XXVIII. fio.
Pool Hall Election ;' v
is Granted By Court
Belton, Feb. 9. -This after-
noon a large committee of citi-
zens appeared before the com-
missioners court with a petition
bearing the signature of 942
citizens of the county and asking
that an election be granted on
the question of allowing or not
allowing the continuance of the
running of pool halls in the
The petition for the election
was unanimously granted and
March 7 setjas the date for Ithe
holding of the election. The
regular election offices will be in
charge of the boxes of the vari-
New Church to Be Erected.
Belton, Texas, Feb. 6. The
members ot the First Methodist
Church of this city are to have
a $25,000 church edifice. This
was the unanimous decision of
the building and financial com-
mittees at a meeting early this
week. The plans and specifica-
tions will be obtained and acted
upon as soon as possible. This
new church building will occupy
the same ground that the present
Methodist church now stands
Taylor, Tex., Eeb.10. -Shortly
after 7 o'clock tonight the build-
ing, furniture and fixtures of the
First Christian Church of Taylor,
a handsome and imposing $50,-
000 brick structure, were dam-
aged to the extent of several
thousand dollars by fire which
originated from a furnace which
had been lighted in the basement
of the building for the evening's
services. Insurance was carried.
Will Try Hog's and Cattle.
Jno, T. Bar tie tt will raise hogs
and show the farmers of this
section that pork can be made at
a profit in South Texas. He has
sent to Taft for fifty of the fam-
ous Duroc-Jerseys that are bred
on the Taft ranch and will put
them on his farm a mile from
Bishop. He will also add a lot
of fine cattle to his place and
with hogs and fine cattle he says
he will give the silo method of
feeding a supreme test. Bishop
To Celebrate at Georgetown
Georgetown. Tex., Feb. 6, A
great celebration is being plann-
ed here by the Georgetown Fire
Department and the -local camp.
Woodmen of the World: Com-
mittees have been appointed and
are at work on the details. There
are about 600 members of the
two organizations, and it is in-
tended to make of this the great-
est event ever held in this section.
Belton, Feb. 9. Kecord of
vital statistics filed in January in
county clerk's office show 49
births and nine deaths. Of the
births forty-eight were white
children and one negro.
1 ' These statistics do not include
births and deaths occurring in
the larger towns of the county.
I To Build Good Roads
. Out From Bartlett.
Taylor, Tex., Feb. 9. -Yielding
to the solicitation of the busi-
ness men of Taylor and many
friends throughout Willia'msort
county, Howard Bland ot tHW
city tonight permitted announce-
ment to be made of his candidacy
for Representative from William-
son County to the next legislatute
to succeed John Hughes of Gedrg6
town, who has" declined the nomi-
nation' for a Vecond term.
Aged Citisen Dies.
Taylor, Tex., Feb. 8. Gabe
Hamilton, aged 87, and for sixty-
seven years a citizen of William-
son County, died at his home near
Lawrence Crossing, south of Tay
lor. Survivng him are his wife,'
one son, S. H. Hamilton, and
thrae daughters. Mrs. John Ram-
sauer, of Taylor, Mrs. J. C. Ab-
bot of Lawrence Crossing and
Mrs. Elwood Thomas of Gano.
To the Trade.
From this date, February 13,
1914. 1 will have to sell groceries
for cash, and not for any longer
time than 30 days. I am doing
this 'because I am not able to sell
goods on fall terms; and besides
it will enable me to sell on closer
margin. Wiil pay you the high-
est market price for your pro-
duce. D. B. McKenzie.
Austin, Tex., Feb. 9. Minis-
ters of the gospel, whether ac-
tively engaged in the discharge
of their ministerial duties or not,
are not liable to road duty, ac-
cording to ruling made today by
the attorney general's depart-
ment, in answer to E. J. Carter,
county attorney of Parker coun-
The law exempts ministers in
the active discharge of their
duties and , Carter wanted" to
know if this exemption applied
where a-mihister preaches once
or twice a month.
A post card from Mr G. A.
Lindemann. whn is nk Mnn'in -fro.
the benefit of his health, states
that he is improving, but that he
will have to he thpr at lonof
Mr. A. M. Clopton, of Eigin,
was here yesterday, and in corn-
party with a delegation of our
citizens, went oyer the roads out
of Bartlett, that are to be macad
amized, and examined the gravel
pits east and west of town, where
a sufficient quantity and good
quality was found. Following
are the roads to be built; 3.6 miles
from COUntv line to FnwWncrim
7 tables from east line of city
limits to Uonahoe postoffice; 3
miles from norjh line city limits
toward Holland, and 6 miles
from west line city limits to
G&odeyille. The bids for con
struction of aboved named roads
will be let today at Belton.
'My. Clopton, who will bid on
the construction, built the roads
leading from Bartlett to Schwert-
ner and Willis Creek to Granger,
also a portion of the road be-
tween here and Granger. His
Work has stood the test and it is
the desire of the citizens here
that he be the lucky bidder. A
petition was liberally signedhere
recommending Mr. Clopton.
Large Poll Tax
Payments In State.
Official poll tax payment figures
from 131 counties in Texas shows,
those counties to have an aggre
gating voting strength of 420,-
606 for the present year as
against 328,551 for last year and
365.932 for the year 1912, when
the poll tax payments were un
usually heavy throughout the
In 56 counties classed as "wet"
territory the 'poll tax payments
total 248,900 for this year, as
against 179.244 for last year.
In 75 counties classed "dry"
terfitory the poll tax payments
tqtal 171,706 for this year as
against 149,307 for last year.
BanHrupt StocK Sold.
Rogers, Tex., Feb 8. M. C.
H. Park ofWaco, receiver of the
J, A- Copeland Mercantile Co.,
bankrupt stock, sold the stock
yes.terday afternoon to the high-
est bidder. The stock was sold
to Samuel Joseph of Lockhart
for $19,390, being about S3 1-3
cents-on the dollar.
Other bidders for the stock
were Sanger Bros., Rotan
Grocery Cd.. Copper Grocer Co.,
Waco, a Mr. Thomson ot Pene-
lope, Hill county; Tcnr Talbot.
Robt Rowntree and. W, G. Smith,
The Tribune is glad to report
that all the Bartlett patients at
Temple are doing well
Mayor E. F. Kelley authorizes
the Tribune to announce his this
week as a candidate for re-election
to the office of mayor of
Bartlett. For many years Mr.
Kelley has served this town as
mayor and inasmuch as he has
been re-elected time and time
again, several times over stroncr
.opposition, it is evidence that he
has a strong list of supporters
who rally to his aid. He has
served the town faithfully and
done his best. He wants to serve
again if it is the wish of the citi-
zens, and he asks your support
R, N. O'Neal of Jarrell'author-
izes the Tribune to announce him
for county commissioner pre-
cinct No 3. subject to democratic
primaries. Mr. O'Neal is well
and favorably known throughout
the precinct, he is a live, pro-
gressive farmer, a strong advo-
cate, of good roads, and he wants
to be commissioner. He. asks
your careful consideration at the
Will Install New
Mr. W. V. Irvin, proprietor of
the Bartlett Electric Uvht. nihni,
has purchased the two bricks on
the corner of Clark Shwt-.. uat
across the railroad, and fa moot
haying them put in shape for his
light Dlant. NfiW mnMlinnftr mill
be purchased throughout, and a
complete stock of fixtures will bo
put in, giving Bartlett one of the
oest plants in Texas.
The Special Call.
Lord's Day, the 15th of Feb-
uary has been set apart as the
day for everybody to oro to
We appeal to thecitizenahm of
Bartlett to heed the call. We
urge the people of God to, be in
your places, in God's house that
day, not only so, but influence
others to accompany you. This
call should appeal to our con
gregational pride and cause us
to "get busv." Please nhserw
the following in the days session.
Secure the number of people
in attendance at your place of
worship, both in the bible school
and church service. Also the
number and per cent attending
the Sunday School who ace mem-
bers of the church, again the
number and per cent of the Sun-
day school attending the church
service, and among the attend-
ants the number and per (Sent
who"are members of the chuwh.
H. A. McCarty, Sec'y
This new attraction opened
its doors last night to the public
for the first time. A large
crowd was in attendance and the
motion pictures were first class
in every particular. Don't fail
to attend each night. You will
get your money's worth.
With plenty of fresh air, light, room, good merchandise and courtesy.
' , WE BID YOU WELCOME TO OUR. NEW HOME.
The economical women who plan their shopping with an eye to systematic saving will always find an abundance of fresh clean merchandise at our store at prices that
will compel them to investigate and buy. OUR STORE AWLAYS AFFORDS GREAT MONEY SAVING OPPORTUNITIES
; WE IVIERGHANDISE THE NEW WAY ;
There will be more laces used this
Spring than ever before. We
have stocked liberally in this line
with ail kinds of laces of every
description and pattern. v
Surprisingly Low Prices
Middy Blouse '
FOR MISSES. In solid white with sailor color. White
blue collar and trimmed in blue.
All Sizes $1,00 Each
Just received a starter of 50
pieces of the newest ginghams,
direct from the loom. Prettier
ginghams are not made. A per-
fect washable cloth, patterns to
suit every taste.
We Sell Red Seal Gingham
Ten Cents per yard
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that saves darninjr trouble. Experience has taught ua to
handle the beat, that's why we handle Black Cat Wo
have them from the smallest to the largest, in all widths
and colors. Hosiery for the whole family.
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Cates, R. F. The Bartlett Tribune and News (Bartlett, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 29, Ed. 1, Friday, February 13, 1914, newspaper, February 13, 1914; Bartlett, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth48862/m1/1/: accessed July 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bartlett Activities Center and the Historical Society of Bartlett.