The West Times. (West, Tex.), Vol. 22, No. 44, Ed. 1 Friday, December 16, 1910 Page: 4 of 12
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The West Times
Published Weekly by
THE TIMES PUBLSIHING CO.
“Entered as second class matter
March 3, 1908, at the postoffice at
West, Texas, under Act of Congress
of March 3, 1879.”
LIST OF STOCKHOLDERS
»£. 15. Terrell, W. 1!. Glasgow, H. Johnson,
A. Piercy, J. 1*. Glenn, C. 0. Oanoll, J. A.
West, I!. 15. Ingraham, \V. L. Steel, j. F. Rich,
Wm. Baldridge. VV. M.Grappe.IS, H. Derrick,
Aderhold & Krizaa
i. V. Glenn, W. B Glasgow, 11. Johnson
C" C, Carroll, 15. 15. Ingraham, J. A. Piercy
J. P. GLENN.............President.
W. R. GLASGOW.........Treasurer.
C. C. CAP ROLL...............Secretary.
Wm. BALDRIDGE Manager
Per Year .....................fl.00
AN OLD-STYLE DEMOCRAT.
Stand by principles, not men
in a government like ours.
The gloomy weather this week
was very acceptable to the
The Times is a paper for all the
people, nothing boosted nothing
The Times believes that Sun-
day base ball should be prohibit-
ed by law.
We hope it will never be said
of the Times by any of its read-
ers that the paper is forced up-
West must not forget to look
after her interest. That is a
business proposition before
every growing town.
That old advertising scheme of
the “Foxy Grandpa’’ lias been
palmed off on the Texas editors
until it is threadbare.
Speak a good word for the
Times, in many instances just a
word from its old friend will do
a great deal of good.
We believe that towns the size
of West should have an ordinance
prohibiting barb wire fences
within the corporate limits.
It seems to us that the state
prohibition rally at FtWorth last
week did not command the at-
tendance and enthusiasm gener-
Had you thought about it, the
Times wojild make a nice Christ-
mas present to some friend or
relative in the old states or other
parts of Texas.
Advices from Austin indicate
the appointment of Dr. W. E.
Will of this city as health officer
at the Harber Island station.
Harbor Island is low ground,
but the Doctor is probably will-
ing to get his feet wet.—Corpus
The Times sincerely hopes
that all children who had faith in
good Old Saint of childhood to
write him a letter through the
Times, will be rewarded td their
hearts satisfaction Christmas
morning. Those who did not
write Old Santa this week can
get their letters in next issue.
The Sun has no sympathy
with the alleged intention of
the incoming State Comptroller.
Mr. Lane, to make a “clean
sweep” of the employes of that
•department. It is unnecessary
and cruel and will disorganize
for a while one of the most im-
portant departments of the State
governipent. More than that, it
will tend to make political serfs
©f the employes. Like Gov.
elect Colquitt, Mr. Lane seems
to recognize as Democrats none
others than those who gave him
their personal support. In this
sort of thing calculated to make
for harmony in the party? “To
the victors belong the spoils”
is the doctrine of free booters,
not of freemen.—Georgetown
Martin W. Littleton, formely
of Texas, the New York con-
gressman elected to represent
the First New York district
after a hard fought campaign
last month, is hailed by the Phil
adelphia Record as an old-style
representive, because he has
withdrawn from his law firm on
the ground that his public
duties would be apt to conflict
with the interests and wishes of
some of his clients.
“This is quite a different
spirit,” comments the Philadel-
phia paper, “from that of many
men who seek seats in congress
the better to serve personal
interests, there own especially,
at whatever expense to the
public. For what else does Mr.
Lippitt, the multimillionaire cot-
ton manufacturer of Rhode
Island struggle to obtain a seat
in the senate? When Guggen-
heim, the copper captain of
Colorado, paid the election
expenses of the legislature in
that state, he had less in view
the honor and dignity of the
senatorial position than his per-
sonal interest in measures be-
fore congress. No honor at-
taches to a position so acquired.
When the votes of members
are challenged on the ground of
personal interest they make the
plea that the public interest in
the measure is identical with
there own, and the false pre-
tense is accepted. How many
bankers are there in congress
whose votes for or against a
central national bank will be
determined by their personal
interest in the question? The
vote of Martin W. Littleton will
never be challenged on such
Mr. Littleton deserves credit
and praise for the honesty of his
course, but it certainly is not the
credit of the American people or
to there praise that they have
tolerated men in congress who
have been willing to act on any
other principle. Every people
has the government it deserves.
If the people do not insist on a
high standard of honor among
the men they choose to represent
them in the highest legislature
body in the land, why, human
nature being what it is, they will
get men of an inferior sort, who
will sell out either gross, bribe-
taking or quit as sinfully by per-
mitting themselves to be person-
ally interested, in one way or the
other, in pending legislation.
There is a congressman from
this state who, with little encour-
agement from a republican con-
gress, has introduced and press-
er an anti-graft bill to keep con-
gressmen straight. Now that
we have a democratic congress
elected, when it assembles next
year let us hope that the
measure of the Hon. Choice B.
Randell prohibiting congress-
men from taking fees from
public service corporations will
be passed with every democratic
vote recorded in favor of it, to
the glory of the democratic party
and the perpetuation of its
g Kid name.—Houston Chronicle.
BABY IS KING.
PIE AND PATRIOTISM.
The pie counter is about full at
Austin, but so far Hill county is
But we do not complain, pat-
riotism is the ruling passion in
politics in Hill county.
In other counties pie and poli-
tics are synonpms.
Hill county prefers to be full
of patriotism instead of pie.—
Brother Malone Register
seems to overlook the fact that
political pie has the wonderful
effect of stimulating patriotism,
that is patriotism for the man
who handed out the pie. The
politician thrives on partisanism,
and the pie he has at his disposal
is largely dispensed for compen-
sating partisans. Did you ever
hear of a politician giving an ap-
pointment to a man, whatever
else his qualification might be,
who is not also a partison for the
dispenser of the pie?
The Houston Chronicle is re-
sponsible for the following, most
beautiful tribute to baby-hood;
In legal contemplation, and
speaking in tlie common vernacu-
lar, kingship and royalty never
“The king is dead!” cry the
subjects of him who, having ruled
by inheritance, has passed to
join his father, and with “Long
live the king!” they herald the
beginning of the reign upon
whom, by law and tradition, the
out mantle of power has fallen.
Kingdoms fall, empires perish
and pass, crowns crumble to
decay, temples and palaces yield
to the corroding touch of time;
those who have worn diadems,
and yielded scepters, and been
arrayed in royal robes, and have
received the homage and
obiesance of royal subjects, yield
to the dominion of the king
of terrors and go to join
the innumerable host which
sleeps in the dominion of death;
but baby is always king, in all
lands and all ages.
He is king when his first faint
cry heralds his enterance into
life; he is king when he lies at
his mothers breast, and he is
king when, with his rattle as a
badge of power and a spoon for
his scepter, he commands the
obedience of his living retainers
and rules in supreme and undis-
puted sway in the rehn of
When the shades of evening
fall and the “sandmen” comes to
press his little eyelids down,
and he sleeps the sweet sleep
of babyhood, smiling over and
anon as angels whisper to him,
and he softly, gently breathes in
undisturbed rest, he still is king,
and his power to command loyal
devotion yields not to the wooing
of the god of sleep.
He is king when, “in the dead
waste and middle of the night,”
hunger drives sleep away, or
pain seizes upon his little frame
and no bugle call to battle, no
tinkling bell touched by kingly
hand to summon courtier to
minister to his master’s need,
more quickly brings willing sub-
jects to render service than does
baby’s cry, nature’s behest to
those who stand in waiting upon
the little ruler in his realm of
When his little limbs have be-
come plump and sturdy and
strong, and he toddles around
within the limits of his little
kingdom, he still is king, and
with his drumstick for a scepter
he reigns right royally, and all
who come within the jurisdiction
of his sweet tyranny bow in hum-
ble obedience at the shrine of his
When, perchance, the Father
calls, “Come unto me,” and the
rosy tint of health gives way to
the pallor of death, and the wax-
en fingers rest above the little
heart stilled forever, and the
little form, clad in pure white
robes, is laid to rest, he still is
king, and through all the changed
years, memory’s wand, more
potent than any ruler’s scepter,
will stir the fountain of unceas-
ing love, and, until reunion be-
gins in that land beyond the
stars, in father's and mother’s
heart, and in the realm of x-ecol-
lection sweet and memory dear,
baby will still be king.
We have combined two large stocks of
Hardware together in the Glasgow build-
ing and find we have entirely too much
stock in some lines. We give you a few
special prices below
We offer, special, Horse Collars slightly damaged that ori-
ginally sold for $3.00 and $3.50. We give you choice for
$ 1.00. A large stock to select from.
We also give you a very low price on the
Brand New and First-Class Galvanized Wash Tubs
White Lily Washing Machines Clay Furnaces
Sad Irons Mrs. Potts’ Irons Clothes Pins
Clothes Lines 8, 10 and 12-gal. Water Buckets 15 to 35c
Tinware Graniteware Woodware Churns
Crocks Knives, Forks and Spoons Bolts Stoves
Stove Pipes Elbows Wagons Sulky Plows
Buggies Clothes Wringers Sausage Mills Hoes
Cotton Mops Garden Rakes Grindstones Nails
Axle Grease Door Locks Pad Locks Silver Spoors
Common Spoons Hammers Hatchets Saws
Brace and Bits Pocket Knives Dishes of all kinds
Clauss Shears, every pair guaranteed
Well, we can show you better than we can tell you if you
will only call in and see us. We are going to make some
very close prices for the next 30 days on account of having
duplicate stocks and the prices we know will move same.
Mr. Warran Neilson has the stock in charge and he
will be very glad to have you call and be convinced
* wm oe very giaa to nave you call and be convinced m
J Denton & Derrick 1
THAT LORIMER VINDICA-
Mrs. Johnson, wife of Hon.
Cone Johnson, of Tyler, has been
named by Governor-elect Ool-
quittas a member of the board
of directors of the College of
Industrial Arts, at Denton. It
is not related that like honor has
been tendered to Mesdames R.
V. Davidson, Wm. Poindexter
and J. Martin Jones.—Waco
We know nothing of Mrs.
Johnson’s special qualifications
for this plsce, but under the cir-
cumstances one is inclined to
belived that her pre-eminent fit-
ness for this position, must have
secured the appointment. At
least we will so credit Gov. Col-
quitt, that is indictive of the old
time democratic states manship.
That senatorial investigating
committee after delibrating for
months have found that United
States Senator William Lorimer
is as pure as the driven snow,
and we presume will so report
back to the senate. This ter-
minated as all legislative inves-
tigations that we have noticed.
No informed person will quest-
ion there being something
rotton about the Lorimer Election
The charge that Senator Lori-
mer had purchased his seat in
the United States Senate was
first made when a confession of
Charles A. White, a member of
the Illinois Legislature, and F.
M. O’Falton, a former street car
conductor and labor lobbyist at
Springfield, was published in a
Chicago newspaper April 30,
1910. The names of State Repre-
sentatives Lee O’Neil Browne, H.
J. C. Berkemyer, Michael Link
and Robert E. Wilson were men-
tioned as having been involved in
the purchase of the senatorial
White declared he had been
paid $1000 for his Lorimer vote
by Browne, the minorits leader
at Springfield. White himself
was a Democrat and Senator
Lorimer had been elected by a
combination of Democrats and
Republicans after the Legisla-
ture had been deadlocked for
months in vain effort to elect a
To the State’s Attorney, Way-
man, of Cook county, Becke-
meyerand Link confessed that
they had received money after
voting for Lorimer. State’s At-
torney Burke of Sangamon coun-
ty forced from State Senator D.
W. Holtslaw a declaration that
he had been paid $2,500 for his
Lorimer vote bv State Senator
John Broderick, a Chicago saloon
keeper and Democratic friend of
Lorimer. Indictments were re
turned against the men involved
J. C. Mitchell
The Reliable Harness and Saddle man of West.
Everything in the leather line at the very best prices.
Collars, Saddles, Hand Made Harness. Call for the
Oak Rawhide Buggy Whip, the best on
earth for the money. : : : :
J. C. Mitchell
‘The Harness Man.”
in both Cook and Sangamon j
Lee O’Neil Browne was tried
twice in the Criminal Court of
Cook county. The first time the
jury disagreed on June 28. The
second trial of Browne ended
September 8, when a second jury
returned a verdict of not guilty.
Browne has been re elected to
the Illinois Legislature from La-
As a result of the charges and j
subsequent indictments Senator
Shelby M. Cullom introduced a
resolution in the United States
Senate asking an early complete
investigation of the election of1
Senator Lorimer. On September
18 the senatorial , investigating
committee convened in Chicago.
The formal charges of bribery
were presented by the Legisla-
tive Voters’ League.
Pole Wood! Pole Wood!
At Middlebrooks farm at the
County line bridge. Man on the
ground. W. R. Denton, West,
or Herman Middlebrooks on
73 acres land, 2 miles of West,
4 room house, good barn, can
give possession if sold soon.
Apply to E. W. Neilson. 12-30
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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/m1/4/: accessed June 26, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting West Public Library.