The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 41, No. 47, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 28, 1915 Page: 2 of 8
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Eggs and Butter
We v%111 pay the I 11GHES1
MARKET PRICE tor same
h. & L. Hudson
CHILD LOST IK
IN FUMES SUNDAY
PINING *1111 HKt. ClOlttlNG IG
MUD m DU1M RfSUITED
CIRCUNST4NGES HR) SAD
BY BUSINESS MAN
01 LIE J. C0PEL4ND PREACHES EARN
ESTL1 fROM A TEU Of INTEREST
10 ALL THE PEOPLE
One of the saddest things that Ollie J. Copeland has for the
I has ever happened in Rockdale pa.st fourteen years had a half
[occurred hist Sunday afternoon j page display ad on the front page |
about 4:00 o’clock when Amiel. of the Rogers News. Ten days
the little ?• year-old son of Mrs. ago Mr. Copeland “went broke”
Mary Mitchell, was burned to j and turned hi* affairs over to the
death at the family home on Col- j Bankruptcy Court for settlement j
| lege Hill. In last week’s paper his half 5
The full and attending par tic- j page ad was still there, but it 1
ulars of this horrifying occur- was different. It was a business
| Company, and during his resi-
dence here the past year has
made a host of strong friends.
The Reporter joins in extend-
ing congratulations and best
i wishes for a long and happy life.
a° to the poH* Smturda, 30th
lo tins column tree- *iHu VOtfc Tor n« v« M6y6T IOc
if. Phon* u>« office when you have State Senator,
grtoato. or new* items ol any eharao- -------
tor. F’hooe im. Rockdale Theater.
The Rockdale Theater announc-
es the starting of another serial
entitled “My Lady Raffles.’’
featuring Francis Ford and Grace
One of the prettiest and
rence would be too much of a
strain upon the credulity of our
readers and might be construed
as a reflection upon Christianity
itself if published as told The
Reporter. Suffice to say the
child, with two other children of
the family, slightly older, were
at home alone. How the boy’s
clothing caught tire will never be
known. He was first seen com-
ing out of the house all in flames
and he ran screaming to the next-
door neighbor’s-J. E. Cherry.
Mrs. Cherry saw him through
the window and called to her
husband, who ran out. met the
sermon with a thought that we
feel should be taken home by the
people of this entire state. So
deeply are we impressed with
this frank appeal of this brave
though ’’busted'* business man
that we are constrained ta repro-
duce the text of the advertise-
ment in full. We do not believe
anyone can read this without get-
ting some good out of it. and we
therefore present it herewith, as
All the men, women and children
around Rockdale who do not
Work for Everyone, COME
7 8 P. M. Every
10 12 A
First Christian Church
BUT STILL LIVING,
most Cunard, the stars who won such | child at the gate and tore the L0RD*
that haaip?nown m the Euciie Love se-, burning clothing ftym his little We d«eire tojextend our sincere
ever occurred in Rockdale was r'a-il‘u - . ... , . body, .badly burning both his (hanks to our many customers
ever occurred in KOvxaaie was lhe nrst episode will be shown hands in so doing, lie then car- „,K- xV1_ nm
that of Mr. B. N. Stitt to Miss Thursday. Feb. 4. and will be in ried the lad into the Cherry home who , *‘v*n u* their ***“
Annie Claire Loper at the Metho- three parts, entitled “The Mys- j where physicians and neighbors rona** for these many years,
dist church last Thursday after- terious Hand. Each episode will did all that could be done. The Some have stood by us through
noon at 3-15 o’clock The church 1 complete in itself, and the doctors pronounced the burns sunshine and storm,
was crowded with' relatives and <h« ■'“ «t once. «d death ensued A combinattonofcireumatances
friends, and the decorations were j Come out and see a good show Mr. Cherry is carrying both U impowible for us to con-
beautiful in the extreme, the every night. hands in bandages as a result of tinue in business with any degree
color scheme being green and ,, .. , , . . his efforts to save the little fel- of satisfaction to ourselves or to
white flowers and pot plants *°ki, k Mjectacles, the low's life. He says he never our creditors. We have been un-
T'bridal song Mrs. Preston H. I No"^' "oodm'n ‘ lud^towTdTthfa 'family” du?mg vhandisc that we expected to sell
Perry sang'*At Dawning.” ac- .l^.ere win be a called meeting the past several months. They making it impossible for us to
comoanied bv Mrs I P Sessions I vv 1 in % ^ ai!H> N?‘™ i»re probably not expecting to see pay our bills. Therefore, we
?Pi D L f 1 In u!i « i W" next Tuesday, night at which this statement in print, but The thought it best to close our doors,
and Mr. Robert Lee Hale on some special and important busi-, Reporter feels that that the doing ^ : _nd w ^
organ and violin. The wedding ness will be transacted, bov. J. of charitable deeds should not al- Jf* tof f rec**T?r “ .
D. Alexander, ^tate Field Depu- wavs be hidden, and that a single E®^®tal Court adjust our affairs,
ty, will be present. A full at- flower to the living is better than We closed of our own accord,
tendance of the members is ur-i tons of fragrant roses on the we might have been able to run
party entered to the strains of
Mendelsohnn’s wedding march.
First came Messrs. E. L. L>unn-, gemFy "requested.
am.T U I _ Paeeo tKxin U U’ BA...
W. E. Montague, C. 0.
A. G. J anson. Clerk.
The meeting called for Thurs-
day night by the patrons of
ington and H. G. Perry, then B.
W. Baldridge and Mr. Grantham
of Fort Worth. Miss Hazel Stitt
the maid of honor, and Miss Irma
Brown, the bridesmaid followed.
The bride and bridegroom en-
tered together down the center
aisle and approached the altar
where Rev. E. G. Cook of Bren- ««*»«• pairons 01 (
ham. performed the marriage ser ^era: Uwis*nd Brier Branch
. . . school, was held at Harmony
vice, using the impressive nng church with Y A Gjedd. u
ceremony. j chairman and a total attendance
Immediately after the wedding of about 250 people. Of this
Mr. and Mrs. Stitt left on the 1. j number there were 40 voters.
& G. N. train for a wedding trip; -Chadwick
Can A n^nnin TL will a4 I P^006nt MHQ m&Ut* S t&lk tolling
to San Antonio. They will be atj0f (^e benefits to be derived
home in Rockdale at 109 Scar-, from a consolidation of the dis-
brough street. tricts. A stiff opposition to the
The bride is the youngest Plan bad developed and the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. opponents were out in force, and
T , .. ,, . . ... the speeches pro and con were
Loper, one of the oldest families numerous. After a full hearing
of Rockdale, She is popular and Chairman Gjedde announced
talented. Mr. Stitt is the efflei-; that a vote would be taken in
ent manager of the local business' wbich only qualified voters
of the Wells*Firgo Express:SSS*.'?S5?S!£i
18 favored the consolidation and
20 opposed. After the vote was
announced the chairman hap-
pened to think that he himself,
had failed to vote, and being in
favor of consolidation his vote
made 19 for, to 20 against.
There will h* further agitation
of the subject. The Reporter is
informed, and the plan of con-
solidation will be thoroughly ex-
plained and attempts made to
win over the opposition.
Go to the polls Saturday. 30th,
and vote for H. C. Meyer for
of the dead.
the balance of this year by fight-
tomb of t
diid! m°4 l^vmful £* who “>* olf^r «**•» *"d b“?f
Receipts of Cotton in Rockdale
Compared with Same Date 1913
Receipts of cotton in Rockdale up to this (Thursday)
morning were 9,789 bales, yarded as follows:
Green Bros .....................................4,842
Total receipts.................................. 9,789
Total receipts same date 1913 ...................10,700
Price today, middling E>asis, about 7 3-Sc.
Gives you the best work and
closest figures, and is a home
roan who appreciates your patronaga
and whose *uarant«w is worth aora*-
thmg to you Anything you want in
Monuments, Statuary. Fencing, Etc.
Give Me Yomt Orders
end Get Satisfaction
At Louis Diehl’s Old Corner
I have moved my dental
from over the Rockdale
Bank to rooms over the
office, and can be found in mv new
office from 8:00 to 12:00 a. m..
iand from 1:00 to 5:00 p. m.
1 Phone 28.
1>R. G. B. Kincaid. 45-Ht
Perm for Rem.
300 acres fine land with im-
provements. to rent on 3rd and
4th terms See R. C. Wallis.
Rockdale. Texaa. tf
Our hot towels are sterilised-
not dipped in hot water. Catch-
tngs Bros. Barber Shop. 34-tf.
White Produce Co.
Located permanently in Rock-
dale and wants the trade of all
Will buy your stuff at any
time, in any quantity, pay
mg Highest Market Price.
We *ant your POULTR),
EGGS AND BUTTER
CALL ON us ortosrrt o*. HU.
A. H. COX, MANAGER
“bug house.’’ and the chances
are that we would have had less
to turn over to our creditors then
than we now have.
In our dealings with the public
we have always tried to be just
and fair. To the man in distress
or need we have never turned a
deaf ear. In some cases we have
sold goods on credit when we
had every reason to be doubtful
about getting our money. But
we helped a human being that
needed our help. We know that _
this was bad policy, but we now j business,
have no regrets for having done u„ w* u
this. We realise that we have Mr#* w* “*
been imposed on in some in-
stances but we have naught of
ill feeling against any man.
We are thankful that we live
Mrs. B. T. Cantrell and l>aby
visited in Houston the past week.
Mr. Johnnie Moore, of Austin,
was a Sunday visitor in Regal
Ollie J. Copeland, of Rogers,
was in the city yesterday on
Colbert, of Bren-
ham, is the guest of her daugh-
ter. Mrs. L A. Baxter, this
.. Cashier J. E. Long moor, of
in a rich fertile country like this, the First National Bank, went
where Nature has been *x> lavish to Dallas Tuesday mght on busi-
in her treatment of the sod. The ness,
country is all right —it’s the sys-i
tern that is all wrong. When the | County Supt. Jim K C hadwick
farmers raise their livin* at ■was a visitor in Regal Rockdale
home and quit living out of tin \ Tuesday and made The Reporter
cans and paper sacks, then we a ver-v pleasant call.
will s« conditions chwwd »tui Ruv. R R. Blaylock has bcon
«.»•»'•»'proapanty wil sweep on th, siok |ist ,he lv,st l(.„ davs
°\'lr ^ls counlr' '*]* and his pulpit was lillcti by Rt»v.
which wc have never dreamed. 10 w Sv.rin^tWki Sunday.
The credit system, the vam-’
pire that hounds the life out of! Mrs, J. A. Clark came in from
men: the system that counts its .Austin Tuesday afternoon to be
. .. ' -v ------a at the bedside of her mother,
Mrs. M. J. Orr.who is quitesick.
Mrs. —. —. Stitt and daugh-
ter, Miss Haze), and Mr. Gran-
tham. of Fort Worth, also Mias
Irma Brown, of Taylor, were
victims by the thousands: the
system that makes dishonest men
out of honest men; the system
that is sapping the very life blood
out of this country todav. and all
because the system has been
abused and misused. Credit is a
blessing when properly used, but
becomes a curse when wrongfully last for the Stitt-Lo-
used. Let these times of finan
cial depression be a lesson to us
to change the system.
.Again thanking you for all fa-
vors shown and wishing for you
and yours an abundance of pros-
perity and happiness, and may
adversity never overtake you, is
the sincere wish of
Victim of the Credit System,
Go to the polls Saturday, 30th.
and vote for H, C. Meyer for
For information and price on
Pure Sudan Grass Hay seed, ad-
dress. C. Ullery,;
Judge R. W, * H. Kennon,
former editor The Reporter and
late editor of the Shiner Gasette,
is in the city this week. Judge
Kennon . is now on the road
i for a Waco concern and his Rock-
dale friends will probably see a
! great deal more of him than dur-
J ing the past three years.
1 Miss Delphia Scott, of Cam-
eron, spent Sunday in Rockdale
as guest of her friend, Mrs. V.
;T. Paul. Messrs. Dave Wiison
and Claude Gilleland. of Cam-
eron. also came over and were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Paul at
six o’clock dinner. Other guests
4?tf were Misses Francis Harris and
-------- ; Pearl Paul.
A Good Show - ---------
The King. Hav«rstock Company o'^S'er^r
is Playing at the opera house this U Meyer for
week, and their work is deeerv- senator.
! Bring vour sewing machine to
town 011 Saturday or Monday if
-vou want R adjusted, or phone
some ‘splendTp’K A' »' «**»*«•
Special mention is due their or-
chestra, led by a lady violinist
as good as the best.
On tomorrow (Friday) night
they will oresent “The Trail in
the Woods," and Saturday night
a screaming comedy entitled A
No, 1 Tramp." Popular prices
prevail, and natrons are guaran-
teed double tneir money’s worth, j
Read the ads in this issue.
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frvxm » comwKHj Mowh or J'ruP*
tow to Um* wvcsl m'rwful*. a
•al iwrauuMMiUy vuniU by U.
I hat’s wh«t we’d have you do
1 o the facts about out bakery
Vte’n* always telling you.
e tell you here naught but
And reading what we aay.
We hope you will not hold
But come here every day.
Here’s what’s next.
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Cooke, John Esten. The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 41, No. 47, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 28, 1915, newspaper, January 28, 1915; Rockdale, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth741497/m1/2/: accessed February 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library.