The Bartlett Tribune (Bartlett, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 1, Ed. 1, Friday, April 29, 1904 Page: 3 of 8
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jDied at 9:2c? a.m., on Sunday,
Afiiti 24, 1904, Capt. John T,
1 (J&tlett, aged 65 years, 6 months
mmtii jg days. Services and inter-
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.rfcock a.m., Manday following,
jlSkter Rosenstein, of Clifton, offi-
j ' , Captain John T. Bartlett was
fiybuscain Henry county, Ky., No-
13, 1838. His parents
Ptj'V' tt aS4 thc am'b' '"oved to Sa-
$ .,''' jfirae county, Mo., where John'T.
tatTr Mr- .mlm.I.I .. r i...- r - .
A. ('"ucu, except jor a unci njter-
-v.d after his marriage, when he
Itn'cd in Pettus county, Mo.,whence
Ire -came to Texas in 1877 and
fraught and settled upon the dace
wliere Bartlett now stands and
where he died last Sunday.
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JL v.J. W&-Kp,,,s yunK mannooa ne en-
A&tedi'iTthe Confederate armv in
&e command of General Joe
Shelby in which he served until
fyj- ,, ttSe close of the war. He was se-
'J"x, ,,-ttery injured three times while
VV-r -" vi"B 111 lug iiruiy. unce lie
lilr'sra wounded in the side by a
I"1 v i ?,Tece of shell, once shot through
ike arm by a rifle ball, and once
Mjattle his horse reared and fell
;ck iipon him, at the time appa.-
ntlv.iniurinp him fatnllv. HJ
"W a 1 the arm' was lieutenant,
cenerallv he acted as com-
' f- iandcr of sqputs on Gen. Shelby's
itaTT and hence was usuallv called
hip'fain. Sodn after his return
ome at the close of the war he
rearrested by the Federal au-
:orities -and placed in prison
icre he was held for o months.
Ks lawyers' fee's and other costs
ooarrhiisHinvolved he en-
its own exertions and with the
'assistance of friends he cleared up
the debt and married his long-time
trevietheart, this event having been
lastponed until he could clear
liasself of hindrances which he
festred might prevent him from
fearing for his wife a-, he desired.
October 22, 1871, he was mar-
I'Xt&d to Miss Mary A. Bell, of Sa-
lute county, Mo, who survives
'"ItLtn. Seven children wprt tU
hfceits of this marriage : Richard T..
Itf."... T1, T . T ht .i-
I -.m., juiiu x., jr., xoius, iNioiiie,
JEtfivard R and Rov P in the
larder named. All are living and
wvxc at his bedside at the end,
excepr Richard T., who died in
tTjie married life of Capt. Bart-
tt was one or exceptional happi-
fcsd. He never sought diversion
fTyuWa from the family circle, and
., ." wfia'lus day'-s work or business
L s-wascaooe tliere was no place like
" Jtowe. IDhere in the companion-
&P aS society of his wife and
, cmldren complete satisfactidn was
mund. He rarelv. if evpr Mt
' - . , - .
l-fl ' rllOme; excent on strict hntinf.
pf without the companionship of his
0" ..;r a ii 1 . ...
1 ,,bfo lovers theyVvould engage in
t jracne diversion, such as games of
i-uniiiiiuca, ct., unioucn me wne
iwrouia read aioudsome article in
frook or paperNin which both were
iteresred. ; r
rJVsTiefore said, Captain Bartlett
'".w lEAdiui io auu uuuyut
iiace upon wuicnvJie lived, to
biui. He came for the dw-
ikSif ener.TfTinrT in strkrlr.rnic.nrA
h 'he did. Soon barbed wire
rito use and enabled ppople
stock range to cultivated fields of
cotton, corn, etc, Cftpt. Bartlett
sold his -cattle and invested in
more land. In 1883 the M. K. &
T. came through and the town of
Bartlett was established partly
upon Capt. Bartlett's land, for
for whom the town was named.
Forn time Capt. Bartlett engaged
in mercantile pursuits and soon
added the. banking business. Be-
lore very long he left off tl-e mer-
chandising and gave his attention
to banking which he continued to
the end. During the transition
from a stock range to a farming
country many people who arc now
substantial and well-to-do land
owners and succcsslul farmers be
gan their struggle, and to many or
perhaps most of them Capt. Bart-
lett extended the helping hand-
He was absolutely the friend of
every man who wished to do right
and would make an effort to help
himself. While Capt. Bartlett was
a clear-headed business man, he
departed froni the cast-iron rules
of business. He loaned money to
neighboring farmers without secu-
rity or collateral, often without a
note or other evidence of indebt-
edness, simply charging the money
on his books, just as a merchant
charges goods to his customers.
Of course he met some losses, but
his business as a whole has been
continuously prosperous. His
dealings have been largely with
people of very limited means,
commonly cajled poor people, and
while this is written by one who
has been for many years familiar
with these, he has never heard one
complain of harsh dealing or in-
justice at the hands of Capt. Bart-
Llett. Nor has he ever heard any
man anywhere question the honor
or integrity of the deceased.
Capt. Bartl6tt wis as completely
self reliant perhaps as is possible
to humanity. He went into no
combinations, but quietly and con-
servatively followed the dictates of
his own judgment. He was a good
judge of men, but of course was
fallible, yet always prompt and
positive in his decisions. Some
have been heard to complain of
his abruptness of speech, but none
of any injustice in action. Per-
haps the high stand. ng of Bartlett
as a cotton market is due more to
Capt. 'Bartlett than any other one
factor. He never speculated in
"birds in the bush," but was al-
ways ready to buy spot cotton.
When he thought the regular buy-
ers were not offering the full value
he would step in and hold up the
market. Sometimes he ultimately
realized a profit on the investments
but more frequently there was
loss. It is doubtless true that a
general balance in his cotton trad-
ing would show a lohs. yet he held
the market to the highest prudent
point all the time and at least made
a good reputation for the town as
a cotton market and benefitted his
neighbors and friends, the cotton
growers, who often hauled in their
cotton and turned it over to him
to dispose of when and for what
price his judgment approved. " He
invariably gave his neighbors the
entire proceeds without a cent of
deduction for commissions.
Perhaps few men have fallen in
any community who have been
more generally regretted. There
was doubtless the largest con-
course at his burial that ever as-
sembled en likb occasion at-Bart-lett,
and perhaps more people
there who in time of need had felt
,the kindly hand that was now fold
ed loreyer over tlie pulseless lieart.
A good husband and father a
good neighbor a good citizen a
Card of Thanks.
I doeire to extend ray heartfelt
thanks to thoso of my friends who
86 kindly administered to my
wants which cravo mo so much
comfort during my recent Buffer-
ing, and I also thank the littlo
girls who Kindly remembered mo
with flowers. May God's choicest
blessings bo with them always.
G. L. Barheld.
-To The Public.
I am now located in the resi-
dence near the Kamp Hotel and
am better prepared than over to
do your repairing and cleaning
or any kind ot tailor work you
may need. Give me a trial order
Pant making a specialty.
Mns. Sallie Myers.
We have a number of choice
farms and sections of lands, in
largo and .small bodies in Run-
nells county for sale at piices,
that are low. If you wane to
KOLLMAN & CATES.
Ask your blacksmith about
"Fewer gallons; wears longer."
Keep The Fests
Put up screens at every
door and windoy. The
cost will not be much
and the benefits' many.
We earry a lice of
Screen Doo'rs and
in all standard sizes at
pricos which will sur-
prise by their lowness
We also make these
goods to order and can
quote figures which will
A. B. WELCH,
f "W "W WC1 1-JT A
consisting of Millinery, India Lin
en, White Goods, Lawns, Wash
goods in great variety, Ribbons,
Laces and Embroideries.
OUR JENJSi FURNISHING DEPARTMENT
Is complete of new things in Spring Clothing, Negligee
Shirts, Neckwear, Oxford and Straw Hats.
5ofne agd see U5 Urpen ir? need of oods. Ue tal plas-
iir id 5r;6uin$ our qq.
KEOPKE & BROWN.
Tho Tribuno is author'zed to
announce tho following candi-
dates, subject to tho action of
tho democratic primaries :
For Judge 27th Judicial District:
John B. Durrott.
Jno. M, Furman.
D. L. Russell.
For District Attorney.:
Jno. D. Robinson.
For District Clerk:
C. P. Guess.
Jno. G. McKay.
For County Judge
G. M. Felts.
V. R. Butler, of Temple.
For bounty Clerk:
W. C. Rylandor.
U. K. White.
D. C. Burkes.
Ben D. Lee.
J. L. Irvin.
For County Superintendent:
Prof. J. W. Grissom.
Henry K. Orgain.
For Tax Assessor:
J A Bangle.
A. G. Viek.
Leslie H Elliott'.
J F Carter Jr.
W B Blair.
For County Attorney :
E I Hill.
H. G. Wagner.
For Commissioner (Beat 2.) .
J. W. Ayeock.
For Justice of Peace,
For Stale Senator, 20th district:
G. W. Glasscock.
For District Attorney 26th Dist:
W. A. Barlow, of Granger,
Mayor S. D. Davis.
y hCy QlO
We confer degrees upon
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trip to World's Fair. Notes accepted for tuition. Posittoni&
anteed. K. R. fare paid from all
penmanship free. Your name on
We teach penmanship by mail.
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c iivjc received me oest ana
comprehensive stock of-
For District Judge (20 distriot): t
Hon. Cooper Sansora,
Judge V. L. Brooks. "
For District Clerk:
I N Keller. '
For County Judge:
Chas. A. Wilcox.
For Tax Assessor:
Jno. E. Armstrong,
For County Attornoy:
Luke Mankin. " ;
J E Neal.
Dan S Chessher.
For County Superintendent:
D L Hamilton.
For County Clerk:
Thomas H. Flinn.
Jno. A. firewstor.
John S, Kritner.
H. C. Purl.
W J Flanagan.
For Tax Collector:
W H Eanes.
For Constable, Precinct No. 2:
For Justice of Peace, Precinct 2,
J. W. Teer.
Jno. B. Walker.
For County Commissioner:
M M Gardner.
For Public Weigher Bartlett
R. S. Thompson.
R. H. Riggan.
F. R. Friend. "
I'll do it as sure as you
Give you the opportunitv of buv-
ing 127 acres of the very best land, '
in ren county lor 540.50 per acre, '
and give you the benefit of the
rents. This farm has 96 acres in "'
cultivation splendid imorovement
good orchard, abundance of water, ,"
desirably located near Barttt,
and is an ideal home. For sale
I by J. B. Duncan; '
our graduates, and give thera?
Doints. Hfttfilno- nnrt a. aaaZS
12 cards for 25 cents in stamps
N. R. Stone, President,
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gone to lueward.
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Cates, R. F. The Bartlett Tribune (Bartlett, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 1, Ed. 1, Friday, April 29, 1904, newspaper, April 29, 1904; Bartlett, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49275/m1/3/: accessed July 16, 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.