The Bartlett Tribune and News (Bartlett, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 31, Ed. 1, Friday, February 27, 1914 Page: 1 of 8
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R.F. DATES, Editor and!. PftOlPBiETOE BARTLETT, WILLIAMSON COUNTY. TEXAS, FRIDAY, FEB. 27, 1914. $1,00 Per Year. VOL. XXVlri. NO. 31
BURNED TO CRISP.
On February 17, at her home
ear Lott, Mr. Mollle Mathis,
.Wife of J. B. Mathis, who for-
merly lived near Bartlett, met a
horrible death. She was attend-
ing to the family washing when
her clothing caught fire. Her
? husband was plowingabout three
. fourths of a mile from the house.
"" and was notified of the horrible
accident by one of the little chil-
dren, who ruBhed to him crying,
"Papa, mama is" burned up."
The husband rushed to the house
and fotind several quilts on fire
In one room, and in another room
if wna Vila tolfrt oitfinc in n rnpkiner
chair, her body burned to crisp.
She lived only a short while.
A husband and seven children
Taurviveher. the youngest being
i 11 months old . She was 38 years
if age; was a member of the
Methodist church from girlhood,
and led a true christian life. May
God bless and comfort the hus-
band and little children, is the
prayer of his sister,
Mrs, J. M. Fletcher."
Popular Showman Die?.
The many friends and ac-
quaintances here of Mr. Emory
Torbett, of the Torbett-White
Stock Co,, which entertained for
a week in Bartlett with a tent
show a short time ago, will regret
to learn of his sudden death,
which occurred at Giddings a few
Mr, Torbett had been in ill
I, health for several 'weeks, and had
1 been unable to take part in the
Deceased was not only a good
showman, but a good man in all
respects. He had many friends
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News From Bartlett's Greatest Store I
Every day that dawns brings us some new fresh Merchandise. Every nook
Kaiho' ffflllftrl Hiilh wrKnf irr(Fi"irr"ft HsVs isnv&lhiir isr tn K fl- lr.5cflkrf IrZ-mri " e-ir
jur.'ta'&j-j-O" ", wtj wt m&i. jw v
leisurely inspect oir stock.
when values like these can
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A Model Lumber Yard.
Among the many recent im-
provements in Bartlett is one
worthy of note, namely the Mu
tual Lumber Company's large
building, which they have just
completed and are now occupy-
ing. Tho company purchased a
block of business property and
built upon it ono Of the most
substantial and up-to-date lum-
ber concerns to be found in Tex-
as. The manager, Mr. A. R.
Grosse, is the busiest man in
four states, getting the immense
stock placed in position, and
ready for the inspection of the
severest critics. Bartlett should
feel proud of this enterprising
business concern, as it is quite a
valuable addition to the town,
and means a large sum of cap-
ital invested in improvements.
These who want to see a mod-
ern lumber yard in every
particular visit the Mutual, you
are welcome whether you want
to make a purchase or not.
Georgetown Gets Free Mail
Georgetown, Tex., Feb. 24.
Notice has been given out here
thatfree city delivery will begin
in Georgetown on March 1.
The citizens of the capital city
ot Williamson county have been
very anxious to have this service
extended them and have succeed-
ed in getting it through the
efforts of the postal authorities
in this city aided by Congress-
man J. P. Buchanan of this
Fhos. Noble Dead.
Tuesday morning at his home
near Donahoe, Mr. Tnos, Noble,
aged 65 years, died from a long
illness. His remains were taken
to Taylor for interment, His
wife survives him.
vmn aim Inrvkrirfcd for rn1ia.1Vi& nnds-.dnnriK wiff-i fvlft artrl mmlir 4&4
Made of beautiful Gingham
and Percale into charming little
models that are sure to please
the mothers as well as the
child, sizes from 2 to 14 years.
Prices 65c Up
No mother could afford tq
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make their children's dresses
Beltpn, Tex., Feb. 20, Bids on
the work of the improvement of
tho roads in Bartlett district.
good reads district No. 2 of 'Bell
county, were opened today in
the presence of the commis
sioners' court and tho citizens
committee of the district and con
tract was let to Eward Howard
This contract was let on the
bond issue of $50,000 voted by
the district for road improve
ment work. The district will get
oome twenty mites of graveled
Some fifty dr more citizens of
the Bartlett district were here to
look after the letting of the con
tract and all Were pleased with
the selection made. The triD to
Belton was made in about a dozen
of Bartlett's handsome autos.
Fire In School Building.
, The fire alarm called the de-
partment to the public school
building yesterday at noon, and
a serious conflagration was nar
rowly averted. At the first alarm
Mr, E. C. Haeber, who lives
near, went to the scene, and as-
sisted by Superintendent Chris-
tian, who remained in the build-
ing during the noon hour, at once
located the fire, which originated
in a ventillator between the floor
and the ceiling. No serious dam-
age was done.
New Steel For Bridge.
Belton, Tex. Feb. 23. P. M.
Skinner reports that about one
third of the steel of the .bridge
recently "fished" out of the
LampasaB river at Youngsport
will have to be replaced with new
This bridge was one of those
washed from its piersfduring the
w . .'. r ,mo
satisfaction. We cordiallv invite vou tn vif
LADIES' and MISSES' NEW
STYLISH WHITE DRESSES
Ladies' and Misses' new stylish White
Dresses, made up in the very latest
styles, made of voiles and sheer fabrics,
trimmed with beautiful laces and ribbons,
sizes from 15 to 44.
PRICES $5,00 to 1 5.00
Mere words cannot describe them. They
will have to be seen to be appreciated so
we ask that you come to our store and let
them be shown to you. Drop in and see
our New Silks.
YOU ARE ALWAYS A
The Bartlett Mercantile Co.
had a meeting of the Stock
holders ori the 17th. day of Feb.
and decided to liquidate, as it did
not have sufficient capital to con-
tinue the business. The firm
enjoyed a good businesss but
owing to insufficiency of capital
decided to take the above step.
Asaetts about $17,000. Liabilities
$12,500. The stock has been
turned'over to the creditors and
will be sold in bulk. A good
opening for a good live business
man who has money.
Court House Improvements
Belton, Feb. 23, Improve-
ments on the court' house are
The jury rooms on the third
floor are ready for occupancy;
the district court is in session in
its room though light fixtures,
doors and one or two other im-
provements are not completed;
the county court room begins to
show pretty it will be, the work
in the basement, where will be
located the Confederate veters'
rest room, the ladies rest room
and several office rooms, is being
pushed rapidly forward.
The corridors of the lower hall
and balconies are now receiving
considerable attention from the
Otto Heitmann Died
Word watf received here this
morning from Temple announc-
ing the-death of Otto Heitmann
at the Sanitarium about midnight
His body will be taken to New
Ulm, where the funeral and in-
terment will be Sunday. De
ceased was about 30 year s old,
and leaves a wife and babe.
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WELCOMED VISITOR HERE
Fort Worth. Texas. February
24 A Statewide conference of
Democrats has been called for
Dallas on March 7 to consider
questions relating to the present
race for Governor, The call
issuedinFort worth late Tues
day afternoon follows:
"A conference of Texas Demo
crats is being callek ty meet at
Dallas Match 7, at noon, to con-
Btaer metnods wnereby the con-
structive forces of our party may
be consulted in the pending con-
test for Governor.
"We are acting in the inter
est of no man's ambition, but
solely in the hope of developing
a movement which will offset
the revival of the factional strife
which has disturbed the party
and taxed the State, with serious
injury to the public welfare, for
several years, and which will
nermit the crvateliVntlnn nf n
jnanifest public desire for the
niuugumuun uj. policies ior putt-
ing our public institutions and
departments in order for stimu
lating ana iacintatmg the great
business of rural industry and
for hastening an era of State-
"This call is made at the in-
stance of many patriotic and
unselfish Democrats, who have
commissioned us to assemble the
conferenence, and all Democrats
who are in accord with the ex-
pressed purpose of the call and
who agree that the particular
subjects of late Democratic di-
visions in Texas should be elimi-
nated from the pending campaign
and who are prepared to con-
sider the Statfi'fl smnrmno noaA
withjoppn minds, are cordially
invited to attend."
SignedTJ. S. Williams. Paris:
F. C. Wemert, Austin: Claude
Burkhead, San Antonio; Jona-
than Lane: Houston; J Scott,
Fulton, Van Alstyne: Louis J.
Wprtham, Fort Worth, Committee."
What Does Queen Qualify Mean?
It means just what the.' name im-
plies the Queen of Quality. The
name on a Shoe is your guarantee
of Excellence in
Style, Fit and Comfort
It means the last word in beauty
of design and fashion.
Precinct S. S. Conventioa
The Precinct Sunday School
convention held at the FiratBap
use cnurcn in this city yesterday
was well attended and quite a
success in every respect Follow
ing is the program carried out:
Welcome Rev, J. C. Rohdea.
Response: "Why the schools
need the County Oriranizntinh '
Edmund Heinsohn, County Re-
Reports from schools renre-
sented. Primary and Junior
Mrs. J. R4 Spencer. Temnle.
Intermediates; F. H. Leslie,
Teacher Training W. E. Rose-
borough. Round Table S. S. Problem-
led by H. C. Glenn, Temple.
Adult Bible Work. ---H, C.
Pres. J. C. Rhodos; Vice Pres.
F. H Leslie, Sed'y Mis3 Zollie
L. Pennington, Holland.
Bible Class Concert
The concert program, given
at the Cresent Theater Monday
evening, under the auspice of
Miss M, Wacker's bible class of
the Methodist Sundav School was
a most enjoyable and highly en
tertaining event 'The house
was crowed to overflowing, and
no one was disappointed in the
program; which consisted of
recitations, vocal and instrumen-
tal music. It is hardly fair to
mention one, without all. but
we cannot refrain from saying
that the songs by little Leola '
Cowsert, were especially inter-
esting, as were also the vocal
music of Mrs. Roach, of George-
town. The proceeds of this excellent
concert are for the benefit of the
church, and amounted to about
aoid corner is
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Cates, R. F. The Bartlett Tribune and News (Bartlett, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 31, Ed. 1, Friday, February 27, 1914, newspaper, February 27, 1914; Bartlett, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth48863/m1/1/: accessed April 30, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bartlett Activities Center and the Historical Society of Bartlett.