The West Times. (West, Tex.), Vol. 22, No. 44, Ed. 1 Friday, December 16, 1910 Page: 3 of 12
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Local and Personal
NEWS rTEMS GATHERED FOR THE PERUSAL OF
J. W. Stowers was in Waco; the little fellow was doing as well
Monday. 1 as could be expected.
Finley Domine.y had business
in Waco Wednesday.
The drinking fountain for the
High School is now assured.
0. S. Boggess and mother
spent Wednesday in Dallas.
E. P. Stovall of Abbott is one of
our new subscribers this week.
Miss Norma Martin and her
father visited in Dallas Monday.
Tom Motis is having concrete
walks put in front of his place.
R. H. Middlebrook is one of
our new subscribers this week.
L. S. Bouner of Waco, Texas,
is the guest of P. A. Stadler this
J. L. Huntley, West’s piano
man had business in Waco Wed-
Mrs. Annie Kidd and her
mother, Grandma Johnson, re-
turned Friday night from Wichi-
ta Falls where they had been
visiting relatives for the past
Leo Keeton and his sister, Miss
Leona of Hillsboro were visiting
in West Sunday. They were
guests of their brother and sis-
ter, Olsie Keeton and Mrs. Josh
The sunshine looks good again
after the cloudy days, although
everybody was glad to see the
rain, but we are so constituted
that even “spring would be but
gloomy weather if we had nothing
else but spring.”
Anyway the spelling contest
created a new interest in the
In "Lost in Society’s Whirl”
Messrs. Reid and Howard offer
the amusement loving public an
absolute novelty in a musical
play. “Lost in Society’s Whirl”
was written and composed by
J. T. Willis was marketing study of spelling in the school,
some very fine Polan China pigs
Cook Oalentine orders the
Times sent to his new address at
Joe Cowan of Red Oak was in
West Sunday, the guest of Mar-
M. M. Kennedy our county
and we confidently suspect, when
the next contest comes in the
modern books the bluebackers
will have to “go way back and
Mrs. Fannie Roden is here this
week visiting Mrs. Cora Roden
and meeting many old friends.
Mrs. Roden has spent the great-
jailer, was here Thursday 0n'er Part of tbe year in Tennessee
official business. i vmRing ber home, and friends
of her childhood days, which
Judge Bariley of Lynn county
was here Friday the guest of his
old friend E. P. Ousley.
J. T. Lecroy of Coryell county
was here this week visiting the
family of C. L. Coleman.
Geo. Howard of Pearl, Texas,
was here Sunday, the guest of
his sister, Mrs. W. Baldridge.
Mrs. M. A. Stowers returned
-home after a months visit with
relatives at Gholson and Valley
C. L. Coleman says there is
not a patch of fall oats in all the
country on account of the dry
Woodfin Boggess, a cadet of
Vjrginia Institute, is on a fur-
lough and is visiting his brother,
0. S. Boggess.
Our old friend Robert Baese
of Route 2 was in the city Mon-
day and while here remembered
the old reliable"
Mrs. A. L. Deveny returned
the latter part of the week from
a two weeks visit in Mt. Vernon
A. O. Miller of Grandview
sends a doll|r this week with the
instructions to keep the old
McDonald Bros, have let a
contract for concrete sidewalks
in front of their residences on
North Roberts Street.
Mrs. J. E, McGhee and sister,
Miss Norma Martin, were in
Waco Friday. Miss Martin is
visiting from Hamilton.
W. A Ryals of Eastern Texas,
who has been visiting Mrs. M.
A. Stowers attended the Grand
Lodge at Waco last week.
was quite beneficial to her health.
Mrs. Geo. L. Brown and little
son, went up to Hillsboro Satur-
day visiting and shopping.
They were guests in the home of
Fred St. Clair, a brother of Mrs.
Brown. They also called to see
Mrs. Dr. Elliott while there and
found her cheerful but not much
A rather attraction is to be
seen in I. C. Bates Christmas
window, which is the product of
that genius Dr. E. Berringer..
It presents a Christmas scene
with the old time lire place equip-
ped with eleetric display so as to
give a red blazing fire.
The window has attracted the
attention of many passerbys.
It is gratifying to note that
several who have been quite sick
in West are all improving. Mr.
Aderhold’s children have so far
recovered that a nurse is no lon-
ger needed. Mrs. Jim Burlock
has also dispensed with the ser-
vices 'Of a physician and nurse,
while Mrs. Will Baker is much
Ids, daughter of Mr. and Mrs
WillCallen, was taken sick two
weeks agovwith what the physi
dans have since diagnosed as ap-
pendicitis and Wednesday of this
week, she was carried to Waco
for an operation and treatment
at a Sanitarium. Many friends
here sympathize with the little
girl and her parents in their dis-
tress, and hope the result of the
treatment may be entirely satis-
Miss Jennie Scott returned
Sunday to take charge of her
work in the School, after spend-
ing several weeks in a sanitarium
Remember the open session of
the Reagan Debating Club at the
Auditorium tomorrow night.
Read the program elsewhere in
J. P. Glenn bought a fine
Jursey cow this week from C.
L. Wilson, out on the Boggess
ranch, paying the handsome
sum of $100.00 for her.1
Mrs. A. C. Patton of Waco,
spent Tuesday with Mrs. U. E.
Biggs. Mrs. Patton left Wed-
day for Grandview to attend a
reunion of the Patton family.
Weldon the little four year old
son of H. B. Terrell underwent
an operation for appendicitis at
Read, Reflect, Consider.
You have read the book, re-
flect what you will miss, if you
miss “Lost in Society’s Whirl,”
the opera house Dec. 29. Con-
sider the good things in all of the
Howard productions then go to
the real show at the opera House,
Blue-Backers Win Over High
It will be recalled that some-
time since the old timers who ac-
quired their knowledge of spell- _____ ____ _____r,.____
ing from the blue-back speller, Howard, author of so many popu-
issued a challenge for a spelling for successes native of Chicago,
match to the High School includ- R *s replete with musical num-
ing teachers, pupils, trustees and bers that are seen in Mr. How-
others who were inclined to de- ard’s best vein. It was staged
fend the modern speller. The by Mr. Howard, and the piece is
challenge was readily accepted unfailingly bright from start to
and last Friday night at the finish. At the Opera House Dec.
Opera bouse was the time and 29, 1910.
place agreed upon for the ortho- -o-
graphical contest. The old timers As an evidence that it pays
came out to defend the speller of business men to advertise their
their school days. Likewise the goods, and that the old Times is
High School was there in full read over Texas, Batson* Mc-
forc^ to defend its reputation, in Neill received an order this week
fact, the school was on the de- from Hamilton county for some
fensive in this battle, word spell- of the famous Rexall Remidies
ing. The large Auditorium was advertised in last week’s Times.
Crowded with old and young. Mr. Batson had but little idea
Judge J. M. Moore was select- that his advertising would put
ed as umpire whose duty was to him in the mail order business.
render decision in all disputes ----
that might arise. Special, Saturday and Monday,
Prof. Coston was selected as $6.50 art squares, $4.95. Cyour
champion for the school and neighbor’s, she got one. Brown.
Uncle Jake Denton for the blue- --oo-
backers. The two long lines gee j^e
faced each other. Mr. Coston _
took the first word with all ease ™ , . ,. ,
While Mr. Denton gracefully ^bscnption's for the Sat-
dropped out on his first. Evening Post T1»
For more than two hours the " H°n’e “ *150
contest waged, interesting eter e“h P®'W=w or renewel.
At times the partisan spirit grew j _ ^IJ M*'
intense. The long lines gradual-
ly dwindled to a half dozen on Tbe Moler Barber College of
the side, with the odds in favor BMlas, Texas. Wants men to
of the old timers. Perhaps two learn the barber trade. They
thousand words were spelled and offer splendid inducements and
all of the High School had fallen a short term completes. They
out but Prof. Coston, with yet a mail free a beautiftl catalogue
half dozen on the other side. At j and a,sk all our readers to send
this juncture the school board for it;-
was called to his aid, but they 0-’
failed to render the assistance A Surprise Party,
needed. Bert Boone, J. A. West,
C. W. Holloway, Prank Denton 0ut last Sunday. Dec. 11th,
and the whole bunch soon drop- ] r'Augus^ Goappe> Sr., cele-
pedout, and again Prof. Coston brattd the seventieth anniversa-
was alone, spelling against Mrs. ry of his birthday- His personal
J. M. Deveny, Rev. McNew, j |wishwas to spend this day in
J. Mixon, and Mrs. T. M. West" ]meditation and recollections of
Finally the blue-backers won the days gone by- His children,
contest on the word “connoneer.”|however’ had some time aS° de‘
The contest was the most jtl.jeided to make that day a day of
teresting and enjoyable enter- J0y to their beloved a^ed father-
tainment our town has seen for, Everything was planned and se-
many days. It also established eretly arranged for a sucoessfu!
the fact that West has some very surprise partY- Now as we all
strong spellers. Among those know very often such secretly
with the school are Prof. Deveny, arrangements are an open secret
Miss Mary Bettye Clampitt,r°.tbe party tbey should sur-
eties Hester Kendrick, Miss prise; but can be tri*thfully
Pharr, Prof. Coston, Edwin sa‘d tbat ^ was not tbe case here.
Wightman, and Roy Christian. The carryin# out of th« plans
On the other side was a bunch was crowned with perfect suc-
that could spell all day. Amonglcess-
those were Mesdarues Geo. L.f At 10 ®’cloek in the morning
Brown, J. M. Deveny, E. O.jaix buggies arrived at the resi-
Keeton, T. M. West, J. Lem!de,M5e of Mr* Groppe- Hastily
Jones, Will McDonald and Mjss a11 who formed the surprise par\
Cronse. Rev. McNew, J. J. ty left their bu8gies and met
Mixfton, Lon Dameron, and J. J. I Groppe on the gallery. Af-
Burt , (ter he was greeted with the
most heartfelt congratulations,
Helton & Hill.
Ladies, we want to especially
impress you with the fact that Don’t forget that Mikeska’s
Brown wants your individual ac- Variety Store will handle al
count. Your credit is good here
Swellest line of Iron Beds ever
in West at Browns.
Get vour Xmas Artsquares and
Rugs at Browns.
You can get Aliegretties box
candies at the Old Corner Drug
Have you ever witnessed the
wife and husband quarrel, then
make up with kisses sweet? The
dude and the society girl, yum,
yum, over the gum. The dear
old wealthy uncle and the million-
aire cholly boy, it’s a great mix-
ture taken from real life, all with
Lost in Society’s Whirl” at the
Waco Thursday, at last report opera house Dec. 29.
Helton & Hill’s Grocery Store Mr' Groppe realized what the
is filled with the choicest, best. sudden appearance of his chil-
and freshest of Christmas can- dren meant' With tears in hi«
dies, nuts, oranges, apples and eyes be acknowledged that he
banannae. They ask everyone certalnly was surprised Here-
to call and inspect their stock be-1Up0n ^r' Groppe made Hie re-
fore buying. See us for your mark wby be was not n°Hfied
fireworks. We have them and;pesterday of their coming so he
they must go. |could bave made appropriate ar-
' rangements to entertain his
guests. He was told, however,
that he should not be the enter-
tainer, but be entertained by the
surprise party. The ladies
spread a most splendid
dinner and invited Mr. Groppe
and all present to partake of it.
At the table Rev. C. Wolff, who
also was present with bis family,
briefly addressed Mr. Groppe.
telling him that they all hac
come to make him feel glad and
to show him their love and ap-
preciation. Mr. Groppe thanked
for every thing that was done
and spoken to gladden his heart
The afternoon hours were
spent by all present in a most
enjoyable manner, and all left
for their respective homes with
the knowledge that it was a nice
day long to be remembered.
To We$t and Neighborhood
Hereby we make known our
friends and patrons that we ac-
cepted as our partner, Mr* E.
W* Kolar, our previous clerk.
The firm will be managed the
name as before under the name
West Furniture Co.
We thank heartily for previous
support of our many friends,
and** believe that our business
will gladly see your favor in the
future. Yours truly,
Aderhold & Krizan.
Guns and all kinds of
at Denton (EL Derrick’s
Prize Offers from Leading Manufacturers
Book on patents. “Hints to inventors.” “Inventions needed.”
“Why some inventors fail.” Send rough sketch or model for
search of Patent Office records. Our Mr. Greeley was formerly.
Acting Commissioner of Patents, and as such had full charge of
the U. S. Patent Office.
GREELEY & MANURE
Washington, D. C.
v ^ v ^ flCi Cc?J
We named it “Sky
High” on account
f t!t Umade °* fine 000 Metal Calf, with
I«thef Sole* that will wear like iron. The Button Upper edde a Snap and
Style that pute thia tboe in a dau by ltieii.
We ate covering the feet of thouaand* of Texan, who are hiohlr
»«i«fitd with Patera Shoe Co’a. “Diamond Specials.”
Atk your dtaler to thow you a pair.f
If hu doe* not have them—write us.
•T. LOUIS. %/
kinds of Holiday goods.
The West Times $1.00 per year
Brown wants your business.
Typewriter Ribbons at the
Plain rings, signet rings, set
rings, we have them. Old Cor-
ner Drug store.
Be sure and let the little folks
see the beautiful Christines tree
at the Old Corner Drug Store,
I have some good farm horses
that will sell at a bargain.
H. M. Johnson.
A solid car of iron beds just
unloaded at Geo. W. Brown’s.
Beautiful patterns at prices
marked low to make them go.
Meet any competition on beds.
I have a six drawer Singer
sewing machine, used but very
little, that will go at a great bar-
Mrs. T. H. Taylor.
Ring 83 and tell Brown what
you have 2 sell, trade or repair.
A registered Polan China male
seventeen months old. A good
mare, 15 hands, 7 years old. Al-
so 300 post oak posts.
M. L. Enlow,
Pd Route 3, West, Texas.
— -OO- /
We have just received a car of
the famous Royal Owl Flour, also
a fresh shipment of the Fernleaf
brand. They are the best that
can be made.
Helton & Hill.
Geo. W. Brown has some ele-
gant patterns in linoleum. A
tip, linoleum will cost all of u»
more money after present stock:
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Baldridge, William. The West Times. (West, Tex.), Vol. 22, No. 44, Ed. 1 Friday, December 16, 1910, newspaper, December 16, 1910; West, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth746047/m1/3/: accessed June 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting West Public Library.