The Bartlett Tribune and News (Bartlett, Tex.), Vol. 32, No. 43, Ed. 1, Friday, April 5, 1918 Page: 2 of 8
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For District Attorney.
It. F. CalC'., Kd.UM and Owner
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I Ik act of March
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In this issue of our naner will
bo found the announcement o$
John E. Shelton. our District
Attorney , as a candidate for ie-
rkction to that position, for his
He does not come to the peo-
ple of this conuty at this time
a stv:rtpiei but as one of their
public officials, who has sought
Year, to merit their confidence and
gain their approval by doing his
I' 'Wished 1 ndav of Each Week duty in an ble, fearless and
.- ! conscientious manner.
FRIDAY, APRIL 5TH.
Are you doing your "bit" in
the Third Liberty Loan Cam-
What the world needs today,
is more internal rather than ex-
Help your merchant to win
the war by saving him so much
delivery of goods. Take them
home with you.
There should be co-operation
ahd not competition among our
people, if they expect to win
this world-wide war.
Never esteem anything as of
advantage to thee that shall
make thee break thy word or
lose thy self-respect. Marcus
Mr. Shelton has made an en-
viable record as an able and suc-
cessful prosecutor, and in seek
ing re-election promises to do m
the future as he has done in the
past, perform his duty without
fear or favor. He does not be-
lieve that his office should be
used for any purpose except to
enforce the law, as it is and not
as some personh might think
or wish it to be. In the per-
formance of his duty all men
look just alike to him and he can
neither be pursuaded or coerced
into doing what he does not be-
lieve to be right. He is not con-
trolled by any man, or set of
men, but has done his duty im-
partially, without regard to who
js affected. On this, his record,
as a public official, he is asking
Nothing is m,ore noble, noth-
ing more venerable, than fideli-
ty. Faithfulness and truth are
the most sacred excellencies and
endowments of the human
During the past few months,
?bout 300 head of work mules
have been shipped ont of Bart-
lett and vicinity, and none
shipped in. Now, the question
arises: suppose it rains, ana
rass grows, what are
ars going to ao ior
lull the plows?
If has passed the lower
Congress to increase
ries of all postal em-
Under this bill the sal-
f rural carriers are in-
20 per cent, with $24 a
'or- minrv rrtJln mrvro f.Vinn
!y traveled by the carrier
is regular route. The ex
es of rural carriers are so
y that little is left of their
ies after paying transpor-
i expenses. As a conse
quence iriany carriers have re-
signed and in many places it .is
difficult to get the routes ear-
ned. A t33
If any man in Bartlett is sup-
ported by his wife while he
walks the streets, plays domi-
noes, loafs and tells smutty
yarns, would he be an American
citizen or an alien enemy? If
a young man should give his
service to his country and bare
his breast to German shot and
shell in defense of home and
loved ones; should another
young man, who remains at
home, be allowed to spend day
fter day and night after night
Without employment? It takes
about as much to keep an idle
man as it does one who works.
If the farmfers are calling for
help and the government is call-
ing for increased production, is
there no law by which these idle
hands can be directed in the
way of useful employment.
Don't forget that Wednesday
April 10, will be one of the big-
gest days of its nature in the
history of Bartlett. The big
celebration will be at the Casi
no grounds. The speaker of the
day will be Hon. Jake Wolters,
of Houston. The attractions of
the day will be the Military
Band and airship. If you miss
this great loyalty picnic, you
will always regret it. Come,
you are welcome.
Swift & Company's 1918 Year Book
It shows that Swift & Company sells the meat from
a steer for less money then the live steer cost !
Proceeds from the sale of the hide, fat, and other by-products
covered all expense of dressing, refrigeration, freight, selling
expense and the profit of $1.29 per steer as shown by Swift &
Company's 1917 figures. as follows:
Average price paid for live cattle per steer $84.45
Average price received for meat . . 68.97
Average price received for by-products 24.09
Total received .... 93.06
This leaves for expenses and profit 8.61
Of which the profit per steer was 1.29
There are many other interesting and instructive
facts and figures in 'the Year Bool
Wo want to aend our 1918 Year Book, to anyone! anywhere fretf
for tho asking. Address Swift & Company, Union StoSk Yards, Chicagfl!
Swift & Company, U. &
Charges Against Miss Dalian
Held False by Legislature.
just Received Large
I hinmp.irsS' of
TO GO AT 35c PER POUND
Buy one for the Picnic
Wednesday April 10
Another attempt at character
assassination, another conspira-
cy to bring humiliation and con-
demnation upon a person in or-
der to gratify personal jealousy
and malice, hatched in Austin,
by Austin conspirators and ex-
ploited through the legislature
of Texas, has failed and brought
upon its perpetrators merited
scorn and censure from the law-
making body which it was
sought to use as a voliicle of
hate and rancor.
The target for this latest con-
spiracy -was a woman, but what
care these Austin conspirators
whether they cast obloquy upon
and bring humiliation and grief
to women and children if their
own foul purposes can be effect-
uated? Charges were filed in the Tex
as house of representatives by
George Mendel, Who said he act-
e7 by request. The charges
were against Miss Katie Daffan.
supintendent of the Confederate
Woman's Home, daughter of a
gallant old Texas Confederate
soldier, who saw service in
Hood's immortal brigade, and a
lady of highest refinement, cul-
ture, gentleness ' and attention
o the needs and infirmities of
the splendid old women under
A committee was appointed
and in the course of the hearing
125 witnesses were examined
under oath and the greatest lat
itude was civen to these wit
nesses by the committee so that
every conceivable feature of the
charges could be brought out.
Here is the verdict of the
committee ofter this exhaustive
"The conlmittee finds the sup-
erintendent, Miss "Katie Daffan,
to be a woman of exceptional
executive ability and great in
dustry, possessing mental quali-
ties of a high' order, and who is
wholeheartedly devoted to the
welfare of the home and the old
ladies under her charge."
That this verdict is justified
by the testimony and circum-
stances surrounding the charges
is made plain by the full report
of the committee which goes in-
to every detail of the four speci-
fications in the charges, which
"Cruelty to inmates."
"Neglect and incompetency.'
"The sick have been neglect-
ed." "Relating to expelling Mrs.
Brack, an inmate of the home."
Summoning up its report the
"There are about eighty-five
old ladies in the home whose
ages range from GQ to 84 years.
"Many of them are in feeblo
health and several actually con-
fined to their beds in the hospi-
tal. "A great majority of the in
mates of the horrte, 75 per cent
or more, that testified, or with'
whom we talked about the mat
ter, expressed themselves con-1
tented, satisfied, happy audi
grateful to the state for the
comfortable home afforded
them,, and also that they were
sincerely attached to Miss Daf-
fan, the superintendent, and
spoke of her in the highest
term's of praise.
"All the inmates with three
or four exceptions who testified
gave their evidence privately,
only the committee, the stenog-
raphers and the assistant ser-
geant at arms being present.
"The ' committee learned of
many ugly rumors and reports
derogatory to the management
of the home, but? full investiga-
tion of the rumors showed to
the satisfaction of the commit-
tee that same was not sustained
by the evidence and were the
result ol minor and inconse
quential things that had been
magnified and multiplied as
"The committee d e p 1 ores
these reports and rumors that
are calculated to make the old
ladies who reside in the home,
disatisfied and impair the use-
fulness of the institution, and
the members of this committee
sincerely hope that all our citi-
zens will co-operate with the
management of the institution
and iriake it, as it was designed'
to be, a haven of rest for the
widows of our Confederate sol
diers, and use every means to
develop it into a home, in fact
as well as in name."
This unqualified vindication
of the superintendent, Miss Daf-
fan, shows how groundsless and
falsely made, how excellent is
her record for efficiency and
womanliness, how her great,
generous heart gives its deepest
I love and thought to these noble
old women and how they appre
ciate their pleasant and happy
. In evidence of its "full approb
ation of the action of the house
committee and of the house
in the adoption of the commit-
tee report, the senate, Tuesday,
adopted a resolution signed by
twenty members commending
the management of the Confed-
erate Woman's Home under the
supervision of Miss Katie Daffan.
This legislative action by
both branches is but a simple
act of justice and right due a
splendid woman whose fair
name has been assailed by scan-
dal mongers and slanderers. It
is a tribute to her worth and
high character and a merited
rebuke to her enemies and de-
tractors. Ferguson Forum.
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Cates, R. F. The Bartlett Tribune and News (Bartlett, Tex.), Vol. 32, No. 43, Ed. 1, Friday, April 5, 1918, newspaper, April 5, 1918; Bartlett, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49069/m1/2/?rotate=270: accessed June 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bartlett Activities Center and the Historical Society of Bartlett.