The Democrat-Voice (Coleman, Tex.), Vol. 40, No. 25, Ed. 1 Friday, June 24, 1921 Page: 6 of 9
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I With Olir Exchange*
Items from other towns.
i * Erecting New Gin st Waldrip.
V. C. Stepp and J. E. Lincoln of
Waldrip is unloading a gin plant for
removal to Waldrip where it will be
erected and placed in readiness for
the ginning season this fall. The
gin, which is an almost new plant,
was purchased at Edgewood, Texas.
Walrip has had no gin for the past
season ghte inether lardpig oKKv o
season the gin there burning down
some time ago.
Texas Wools Bought for West
^ J» coming to Texas for its
fine wo&4, allotments given mills in
that state hy the federal government
during the war having acquainted the
Old Dominion with the quality of the.
Lone Star fleeces.
E. J. Harlow, representative of the
Charlottsville Woolen Mills of Char-
lottsville, Va., spent four days in San
Angel last week and bought’50,000
poundvof long wool off purebred De-
Laine shaep from J. R. Mims of Wa-
ter Valley. The price was not made
public, but is understood to have been
above 20c a pound. *
“Texas wools have proven very sat-
isfactory for uniform faced finished
goods, also for felting;” said Me. Har-
Iciw. “We blend the Texas fleeces
With Ohio wool in manufacturing uni-
forms for West Point, Culver and
other leading military academies
throughout the United States. Until
Texas A. & M. College began dress-
ing its men in khaki we made uni-
forms for that school.”
“The only drawbacks to a wool mill
in San Angelo would be the great dis-
tance from the base of the markets
and the competition in buying with
northern and eastern firms” said Mr.
Harlow. "However, a business of
that kind could be made to pay-if es-
tablished and operated on the right
principles. At Charlottsville, we are
not far from coal mines and two-
thirds of the year we have water
Mason Deer Story Exaggerated.
District Game Commissioner Bogle,
of Kerrville, was in Mason last week
looking over the deer situation rela-
tive to granting permits to a couple
of Mason county farmers to kill deer
which were reported to be damaging
A short time ago two farmers of
this county made application to the
State Game Commissioner for a per-
,mit to kill the deer which were bother-
ing their crops and the purpose of Mr.
Bogle’s visit to Mason was to look
over the situation anti determine jf
such permits should be issued. We
are informed that Mr. Bogle visited
both farmers and after inspecting the
situation issued a statement to the ef
been seen to run into it. It was some
itlme before the boy’s arm was corded
and medical aid reached him after he
was bitten by the snake, blit he is
getting along all right. It was not
known at first whether the bite was
from a rattlesnake, as the boy did not
see the snake but the hole was after*
wards gone into by a Mexican and a
reptile unearthed which proved to be
the king of the deadly specie, meas-
uring about 214 feet in length.
Dr. T. Richard Sealy was called to
Eden last week-end to render expert
testimony as to gunshot wounds in
the preliminary hearing of one Tern
Benge, a ranchman, who is charged
with the killing of Billie Bryant.
Miss Gilliam who taught in the pub-
lic schools here the past term, is here
the guest of Miss Mannie Turner. She
expects to return to Coleman soon and
from there will go to her home in
Lock Old Tabby Outside and
Bring the Gas Mask.
Tom Allen, a resident of the Vota
community near Beady, reports that
he has a cat that is mothering five, lit-
tle pole kitties, according to the Brady
Sentinel. Mr. Allen and his son kill-
ed a polecat which their dog had treed.
Thinking then to have some fun Mr.
Allen took five .young polecats which
he found to the house and turned them
with the cat and three of her own
kittens. The old cat showed no signs
of -resentment" at all to her lowly rel-
atives, but took a motherly interest in
them and now has completely* adopted
Mt. Remnant* j
Brigade to Meet
Brady Aug. 3-5
Having been at ouf last Annual Re-
union at Mason, Texas, honored with
an invitation by the Chamber of Com-
merce of Brady, Texas, to hold our
next meeting in that city, which being
unanimously accepted with thanks byj
your commander. Now, therefore,
this is to give notice to all comrades
and remnants of this brigade, their
wives, widows and minor children, that
our next annual reunion will be held
near Brady on August 3rd, 4th and
5th, 1921. Our ranks are'-growmg
thin year by year, but let the few who
are survivors come together and make
this a grand occasion and enjoy the
well known hospitality of Brady citi-
zens. Cooked rations for 3 days and
camp grounds provided. All ex-sold-
iers of the late World War and sons
of veterans are hereby designated and
appointed as honorary members here-
Done by order of
J. O. Frink, Brigade Commander.
L. Ballou, Adjt. and Chief of Staff.
San Angelo, Texas, June 17th.
Farm Finance Plan to
Enable Farmers to Use
Logging TransConti- Love Announce*
nental Highway from For U. S. Senate
Shreveport to El Paso
Forty-Two Buzzards Trapped
Kurt Martin recently informed us
of having had quite a bit of success
at trapping for buzzards on the Block
House ranch.! He stated that he set
his trap for two days in succession
and on one occasion caught 19 and the
next day caught 23; making a total
of 42 buzzards, which he killed after
It is said that the buzzards are very
thick all over the country and are be-
coming a great nuisance to stockmen.
A united effort to trap and kill the
buzzards should be made.
New Christian Church at Abilene.
(Taylor County Times.)
On last Monday morning ground
was broken for the erection of a new
building for . the First Christian
church. Appropriate services were
held in the church before the break-
ing of the ground. \
This building will be a three-story
structure and one of the most modem
buildings in this section. It will be
built for the purpose of accommoda-
ting every department of the church
and especially will the Sunday school
department be built for convenience.
The cost will be near $75,000.
1,750 Crales Berries Shipped from
Approximately 1,750 crates of ber-
ries were shipped from Fere during the
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the State Game Commissioner refuse
to issue permits as asked for. Since
this report was gotten out atw ap-
peared in all the papers of the State
under large headlines, local citizens
have had numerous letters from out-
side parties inquiring into the matter
and asking for permission to come and
help clean the deer out.
Ghost Captured and Killed.
(Sai Antonio Exureas. >
No longer will the night force in
the office of Sheriff Tobin nor Tony
Rivas, night watchman at the Bexar
County courthouse be subjected to the
horrors of- the haunted halls fo jus-
tice. No longer will night attaches
at the courthouse hear the rattle and
clatter of falling chairs, or upon hear-
ing an unusually gruesome noise in
the stilly night rush^fito the hallway
to find a cuspidor tumbling down the
stairway. The ghost that for five
years has nightly emerged from his
closet and made night life at the
Courthouse one of intense excitement
has been hounded out and banished
The ghost story at the courhtouse
is known by those who are daily in
and about the building. It was a
common story. For years Tony Rivas
has attempted to discover the source
of the strange and hair-raising sounds
that floated through the darkened cor-
Xidars of the big stone structure.
At 11 o’clock last night a chair
tumbled over on the floor in the court-
room of County Judge Augustus Mc-
Closkey. It was that infernal ghost
starting out again. Deputy Sheriff
L. D. Champion and Night Watchman
Rivas were nearby. Simultaneously
they rushed into the office of Judge
McCloskey. There they found the
long-sought-for ghost. They killed
The courthouse ghost was a large,
aged and man-fighting raccoon. The
two men had no weapons, but Rivas
went after the “ghost” with a mop
and after a fight that lasted several
rounds, the spirit of the courthouse
ghost was vanquished.
■•ms^of interest From Santa Anna.
From the News.)
crates were handled by the Bangs
Berry Growers association and about
250, crates w&x? shipped independent-
ly. The season was a successful one
for the berry growers, notwithstand-
ing that cold weather in late spring
did much damage to the crop, and
many more berries could have been
sold as numerous unfilled orders were
passed up by the berry growers. It
s estimated that berries sold at the
patch was equal to the amount ship-
ped. _ •
Pecan Crop Threatened.
A. I. Fabis, in charge of the gov-
ernment bureau laboratory in this
area is of the opinion that there will
be a tfairly good pecan crop this year.
He thinks perhaps the average in
some localities will be as high as 25
per cent of normal, although just at
this time reports of insect damage
comes from different parts of coun-
In regard to various other kind of
trees Mr. Fabis said the San Jose
scale has made its appearance and is
doing more or less damage. There is
a law in Texas aginst the importa-
tion of trees of any kind from a local-
ity that is infected with San Jose
scale, but it seems from what Mr. Fa-
bis said that the law is not being en-
forced and that the dreaded arboreal
pest has managed to find its way into
Brown county in damaging numbers.
Harrison to Run Against Blanton.
(Cross Plains Review.)
Dr. F. E. Harrison of Graford, who
was elected last year a member of the
legislature to represent Palo Pinto
and Stephens counties, has announced
his candidacy for congress, propos-
ing to enter the race in 1922 for the
seat now held by T. L. Blanton, Dr.
Harrison is a native of Mississippi and
came to Texas in 1915, since which
time he has engaged in the practice of
.his profession and farming.
Have you signed the State Cotton
Pool Contract? 24-26x.
Washington, June 16.—Represen-
tatives of farmers, grain dealers and
others have agreed to get in motion
a plan which would enable farmers to
use storage certificates as collateral
in obtaining loans. The agreement
was reached at a conference here, held
under the direction of Secretary of
Agriculture Wallace and Secretary of
The object of the scheme, is to ex-
tend the ability of farmers to get
credit and at the same time to sell
their products when they consider
market conditions advantageous. It
aims directly at conditions which have
aroused widespread complaint. The
death of credit and the fact that farm-
ers are frequently forced to sell their
crops on a glutted and declining mar-
Secretary Hoover made this an-
nouncement at the conclusion of the
Plan Is Promising.
“The plan was considered by all
parties to the conference to be prac-
tical and to promise great advantages.
It was agreed that the plan requires
no Federal legislation and differs en-
tirely from all other plans hitherto
proposed, as it revolves upon is-
suance of the certificates as to quan-
tity and grade by the liability com-
panies, and provides freedom of move-
ment fo commodities from local to ter-
minal warehouses if congestion re-
quires. It supplements and in no way
"rompetes with the farmers’ co-opera-
tive storage ami marketing plans.
Details of Plan.
Under the plan projected the coun-
try elevator would have the right to
ship grain to the terminal elevator,
delivering upon presentation of the
certificate at the terminal grain of
the same or of a higher grade.
Freight and other charges would be
deducted from the same value.
Storage certificates would be safe-
guarded by a method of insurance by
Edd Lodge of Sylvester, Texas,
sends in his renewal to the D.-V. and
among other things says that that
part of the State is in fine shape after
receiving plenty of rain. He reports
crops in fine condition.
Camphor & Hydrastis
Fine For Sore Eyes
It is surprising how quick eye in-
flammation is helped by camphor,
hydrastis, witchhazel, etc., as mixed
in Lavoptik eye_ wash. One lady
whose eyes were weak and watery for
three years was helped at once. An-
other case of red, inflamed eyes was
also benefitted. One small bottle Lav-
optki usually helps ANY CASE sore,
weak or inflamed eyes. Aluminum
eye cup FREE. F. M. Bowen k Son.
Druggists, Commercial Ave. and Pe-
A plainly marked highway, that
may be followed by the tourist even
at night, and extending across Central
Texas from Shreveport to El Paso, by
way of Brownwood, Coleman, Ballin-
ger, Ft. Stockton, etc. is the ideal of
the Automobile Club of Texas, whose
representatives met with auto dealers
and other interested citizens in the
office of tire Y. M. B. L.
The State Automobile organization
was represented by Frank M. Jarrell,
business manager, and Ernest W. Wil-
lett, organization manager. The ma-
jor part of the expense will necessarily
have to be borne by the towns fhter-
ested, the work being supervised by
the Auto Club, whose experienced men
will provide uniform markings along
every mile of the route, special care
being taken to mark cross roads and
The route is now being logged, and
D-om the log, maps will be made. 25,-
000 of these maps are to he distributed
to the local, state and national auto-
vnphile associations and the touring
bureaus of various chambers of com-
merce. These maps will also contain
advertising matter from the towns
assisting in the marking.
The marking of the route from El
Paso ~to Los Angeles is to be taken
up by the Auto Club of Southern Cal-
ifornia. The value of such move to
the towns along the route is inesti-
mable, Mr. Jarrell stated. The Auto
-Club receives at present from 50 to
60 inquiries daily as to the best route
to follow from Dallas to El Paso, and
after making this trip Mr, Jarrell
stated that he would have no hesitan-
cy in recommending it to tourists.
They left Dallas Monday morning and
got to Ballinger at 5:00 p. m. Tues-
day, making stops in every town along
the route. The entire trip was made
without mud chains, though heavy
rains had fallen on all of the road
Dallas, Texas, June 18.-—Thomas B.
Lqve Saturday announced his candi-
dacy to sucaeed Chas. A. Culberson
in the United States Senate hefore the
July prifluiries next year, making his
announcement in the form of a reply
to G- E. Hamilton of Matador, who
had asked for information as to the
prospects of such a candidacy and the
platform which would support it.
Mr. Love, declaring that he was a
Woodrow W’ilson democrat, came out
solidly against the protective tariff
anj) the open shop, gave approval to
government aid for home owners, cot-
ton marketers and world war vete-
rans, and announced his intention of
supporting the entry of the United
States into the league of nations.
San Angelo Mam’s
Term is Suspended
San Angelo, June 20.-=-A jury .in
District Court late Saturday night
found Ed Dugan, a butcher, guilty of
manslaughter in connection with the
death , of J. H. Peasley, a grocer, on
May 9, 1919. He was given a five
years’ suspended sentence. This was
the fourth trial and in all except one,
Dugan was convicted. At the second
trial, however, the charge was reduced
from murder to manslaughter. Evi-
dence indicated the two men argued
over the nondelivery of a dozen eggs.
Have you signed, the .State Cotton
Pool Contract? 21-26x.
U. S. Has One-Fourth
of World’* Gold; Gov*
Houston, Texas, June 16.—W, P.
"G. Hafdjng, governor of the Federal
Reserve Board, arrived in Houston
this morning en route to New Orleans,
after an extended tour of the West
and Southwest, surveying in a gen-
eral way prevailing business condi-
tions. Mr. Harding addressed a
mass meeting of farmers and business
men called together by the Chamber
of Commerce at the city auditorium.
Mr. Harding discussed the political
and economical situation at home and
abroad, and said that price levels in
this country, in the matter of read-
justment, were well advanced. Bus-
iness is due to show a marked im-,
provement before1 the end of summer,
he declared optimistically. ■
Speaking of the present condition
of the Federal Reserve Banks, which
he declared were in better condition
than ever before, he said with the ra-
tio of the Federal Reserve System at
58.2 per cent as against 42 per cent
a year ago, and with $2,500,000,000
gold on hand, or one-fourth of the
world’s supply ,the banking financial
situation in the United States shows
“Qut here in the West there iS
business depression. Texas has
onstrated the ability to the Stranger
that it can move along under Xpy cir/
eumstances, but in West Texas! up''
the cattle country, if there is any-'de'*
pression at all, it is there.
“I note that certain bankers are ar-
Crops in this community are look-
ing fine. Farmers very busy fighting
grass. Corn is good and most of it
in roasting ears. Season sufficient
to insure a good corn crop.
Thrashing is in full sway. Grain
making a very good yield.
Miss Leona Boatright left last Mon-
day for Brownwood where she will at-
tend school at Howard Payne College.
Elmo Myers is home on furlough.
He is stationed at El Paso.
Mr. and Mrs. Dug Colwell were din-
ner guests in the W. C. Burns home
Mrs. E. W. Allen and baby, Edgar
Lee, spent the Week-end in Gouldbusk i
Mrs. Albert Syhr and baby visited
with her parents; Mr. and Mrs. W. J.
Allen last week. »
The party given Friday night at. the
home of Mr. Earnest was enjoyed by
a large crowd.
A crowd of youngsters met at the
Boatright home and went kodaking
and plumb hunting Sunday afternoon
All » ni/iu firvwx StrtfVx nlnnfl? rti
ranging for a pool of $50,000,000.
There is ev#y reason to believe that
the cattle man is going to get assis-
tance since the War Finance Corpora-
tion has indicated that it will assist
; the bankers to form that pool.
Travel, Nigger, Travel.
A negro was trying to saddle a
mule, when a bystander asked, “Does
that mule ever kick you?”
“No, suh, but he kicks sometimes
whar I’se jes’ been.”
Wilman is Given
Life Sentence For
Death of McCurdy
Comanche, Tex., June 20.—W. W.
Wilman, charged with the murder of
Jack McCurdy, was found guilty by a
jury here Saturday night and his pun-
ishment fixed at life imprisonment.
Child is Accidentally Shot by "Her
Owii Sister. HIIU J.IIUUIW liuiitlll^ WWRRUKJ MR «>-•
Bradshaw, Taylor Co., Texas, June i report a nice time with plenty of
20.—Mildred Smith, 11 years old, was’ 9lum8 to eat.
accidentally shot and seriously Mr. Felix Ream’s little daughter
wounded by her sister, Nora Smith, is suffering from a broken limb. She
at the home of the family, five miles was climbing a board that had been
— • ' ~ ‘ placed in a barrel by the house to
catch rain water. In some way got
over balanced, fell and pulled the,
plank after her. Her parents found j
her under the board with her limb 1
broken just below the thigh. We hope
she will soon recover.
north of Bradshaw, Saturday.
Miss Nora Smith had been rabbit
hunting and had returned home. She
was unloading her rifle when it was
accidentally discharged, the bullet
striking her sister in the back. The
child’s condition i* reported serious.
tops for $10.00.
This price can
not be beat,
evep by the mail
Cover That Old
Gray Mercantile Co.
f m vatfr / _ _ _
lnrcvConitabie W. A. Ilosch last week!
took iito custody one Willie Cox, a
negrVfvharged with having rifled the
pockets of Fred Brownhill, the negro
porter who died here last Thursday
afternoon, and removing therefrom a
watch, chaih and the watch charm, a
convcrt«4 $20 gold piece from the dead
poriep’rvockets after his apparel had
been removed from his person prepar-
atory to burial. The articles were
said to have been found in the ‘quar-
ter* where Cox was sleeping. He was
taken to Coleman ami placed in jail
to await preliminary hearing.
Oswald, the 9-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. E. T. Hayden, who resides
on Home Creek about 8 miles from
« his right hand by
y afternoon after
_____________Into a prairie dog
hole to extract a rabbet which had
r-'v . ■
Loss Creek Locals.
Rev. Cooper filled His appointment
here and ministered the ordinance of
baptism to a ca- ’idate Sunday after-
... .noon. Rev. Fee. r preached to a
a “lurge audience Sunt. night.
Guests in the jJohn . ’ian home for
dinner Sunday were Rev. 'rank Adian
and family, Clarence Du. am and
Mildred Cyre. .
Miss Lettie Lee Elliot*. Ha Holmes
and Jessie Dobbins took dinner with
Bertha Hughes Sunday.
, Miss Eirys and Annie Sparkman,
Rosa Pridemore and Pro. Cooper had
supper in the Geo. Cullins home Sun-
Mr. and Mrs. Guy tfulliiw, Mrs. W.
W. Holmes, Eirys Sparkman and W.
L. Sparkman and family took dinner
with Mrs. Ruby Sparkman Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Smith had Bell
county relatives visit them recently.
The Misses Morman and Gladys Cul-
lins took dinner with Ivy and Myrtle
IVe tried them aL
but £ive me a Camel
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Why? The answer is Camels exclusive expert
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There’s nothing like it.
No other cigarette you can buy gives you the real
sure-enough, all-day satisfaction that comes from the
Camel blend. Camel is the quality cigarette.
Give Camels a tryout Buy a pack today. Get your
information first hand. You’ll tie to Camels, too.
md, Deputy <
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