The Hallettsville New Era. (Hallettsville, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 52, Ed. 1 Friday, May 10, 1907 Page: 4 of 4
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The New Er;
I at tb« pout office In U&lletuvllln w
i mall matter
Haixettsvillr, Friday, May
E. R. Meitzrn ) ■ ,
A.C. Meitzkn } 1 roPnetore
( Thk Jamestown exposition, to
Judge from Its' opening cere monies,
seems to he mainly an exposition
of organized murder. Warships,
war-lords, war-games and the like
play a leading part and this is why
we are heartily glad to learn that
the uffuir is likely to prove a finan-
cial failure. Any person or thing
than he is now, because Socialism
Will iiiCuii nit: public ownership oi
the trusts which now pluck him of
the bulk of his product. He will
lie able to secure the full va ue of
nis product, such as it is. So, no
matter whether he feels that he
wants to enter into public farming
or stay on his private farm, it is in
cither ease to his interest to vote
for Socialism.—John M. Work.
Attorney General’s Opinion.
The following excerpts are taken
from llie n*tfdrr.ey general's rulings
regarding rendition of property to
the tax asses.or which was address-
id to St ate Revenue Agent McDon-
ald. Capt. McDonald sent them to
that glorifies or seeks to inflame the i Assessor !•. W. Rogers, and in hu t
basest passion on eanii liie him all,like officers in Texas, that they
for a brother’s bloixl—deserves the, *hay thoroughly
The Farmer And His Little Farm.
No, Socialism does not deprive
the farmer of liis little farm.
Capitalism is depriving the farm-
er of his little farm.
\j,On a certain occasion, when 1
was billed to speak at a country
Bchool house in Kansas,rthe follow-
ing conversation took place between
. two framers living in the vicinity:
“Are you going to the Socialist
“No, 1 guess pot
“Oh, you better go and throw in
your little eighty!”
It is capitalism that makes the
farmer throw in liis little eighty.
The land is slipping out of his
j law on this point
“You desire to know whether.the
commissioners' court’ has the. au-
thority , to instruct assessors to as-
sess property below tin* actual val-
ue, and if it is not their duty under
the law to raise the valuation of
property'when it is too low, alter
notice given. Relying, we advise
that the county commissioners’
court has no authority whatever to
instruct the tax assessor as to the
value at which lie should list pro-
perty for taxation. Primarily, the
duty and obligation is upon owner
of the property to state its value
under oath. If the list furnished
t he owner is filled out and sworn to,
is correct, it is his duty to list the
same accordingly, but if he is satis-
“More rainjnore rest,” is the old , jtev Terry Ilollun filled his
saying, but from the way Gen. regu]ur appointment here Sunday
May 5.—The cold simp drew us
around our heaters again and rain,
oh my ! Ixxiks like it don’t know Green is showing up, there will not aijj yunday night
be much rest when it does fair off. (. A |jjne js visiting some of his
Kelly Smothers and Charles dear frien(j3 down here.
Me Elroy, of Hardy Sandies, were j)el„,rah is on the sick list
when to let up. The old man must
have turned the job over to the
We are sorry to report the deaths j seen in our burg since our last
of Unele Johh Haynes und Grand-
ma Ix*wis. Mrs. Lewis died last
Tuesday and Mr. Haynes on Thurs-
du\ night qt M o’clock. Strange to
sav. Mr! IL+ynow made lha.....remnrW
some tpo or three weeks l>efore his
death that he-yipl Mrs. I/'ivis
would die at the same time and,
sure enough, both passed away a
few days apart. They wore two
old “land marks’’ of Lavaca coun-
ty, well respected and .good citizens,
arid have large families, all grown.
They were both about 74 years of
age. Tlieir remains were laid to
rest in the Harless cemetery.
Peace to their ashes and may their
relatives be comforted in their grief.
Preaching at the Chapel Satur-
day and Sunday by Rev. Press
J. F, K<wince, postmaster at Ez-
zcll, has added much to the office
by putting in a nice glass front
with call and lock boxes and we
think the. Ezzell folks should pa-
tronize the office and show J. F.
that they appreciate the conveni-
ences that he has gone to the ex-
pense of putting in for them.
The boys have l>een making it
hot for the jack rabbit during the
If it ever gets dry enough to
plow, don’t fool with us, as Gene-
ral Green is getting to lie a mons-
this week, but is better at this
Several of our people took in the WIpj!v
celebration in your city Monday. 1 S(.v)M .t| „f boys went fishing
John Garner made a flying trip yatl,',,i.,v and came back the next
to El Campo last week, coining (jav hud the usual fiaber-
Ask Mail Carrier Hugh Lay about j(„ . . . j,.- ,.e| , , ou(
those spoiled fish. j 8in(. , tjlC r. ;• .f yearlings have
Our merchant, W. It. Garner,; |((K,,, : , haiul.. pretiy often
has been suffering the jmst two ' ,|S ,s ;, ,.u ,1(, pP(tv,-.
weeks from an attack of rheunia-j yy(,jj je,j , ^ues:; the frogs
ti«n, but we are glad to note him jlUVC tju, th „at tip there,
slowly recovering. |Well as hire. Tun Ku>.
Postmaster J l'V Koonce was in
A Narrow J.scxipc
your city last Monday on business.
Uncle John ilaynes, one of the
oldest citizens of this part of the
country, died at the home of his! (< ^ Lh>\d. a m i>hant, of
son, J. H. Haynes, last Thursday | Plunk. Mo., had a nr.i : >'a escape
from stomach trouble. He hail i four .years ago, wl.en he r;m n jim
I, , f . Isom lair into his.thtuub. He says:
reacheil the ripe old age of 84 years .,^ w;in((><l t)1 .im,)Ul!l(o it
and had hveil in this part of the |. 1>ut j wotI|a u„t, consent . I
country most of his time. Ho I bought, ft box of BueltIon’s Arnica
leaves a wife and several grown j Salve and that cured the danger-
children and a host of relatives and i ous wound. 2.>c at Ledbetter
friends to mourn his loss.
Rev. Robert Me Murry and fami-
ly of Yoakum spent Saturday and j Dr...Norman Poth, of llochfieim,
Sunday here visiting Mrs. McMu'r-1 stopped over here Monday to visit
>fl!r Igi~ a
LONG STAR BREWING CO
S.nii Antonio., Texas.
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: WHEN YOU BUY A SADDLE
tied that the value is too low he
shall list the same at such value as l ter and you know we must win the
j he, as a sworn officer, deems just. | fight.
i--^. Well, we see they have appro-
In 1890, twenty-eight per cent of
them were renters.
In 1900, thirty-five per cent < f
them were renters.
Who is depriving the farmer < f
his little farm?
But that is not all.
Mortgages are eating up a Inrge
percentage of the farmers who are
A mortgaged fanner is.but little
lietter off than a renter. About
the only difference is that he pays
interest instead of rent.
Capitalism is gradually and sure-
ly squeezing the land out of the
But if he should have a little
land left by the time the Socialist
commonwealth is introduced, Soc-
ialism will not deprive him of it.
Not if he wants to use it himself.
Since tho primary object of Social-
ism is to stop robbery and secure
to the useful workers of the world
the full value of their labor, it is
only necessary to the carrying
out of that object that we should
have the public ownership of those
things which, when privately own-
ed, can be used by the private
owners to rob other people. A
farmer operating his own farm docs
not rob anybody else.
Socialism will not force him into
the public farming Socialism will
depend entirely upon its own super-
ior profitableness and attractiveness
to draw him in.
It may be that at ordinary kinds
of farming a given miml»er of iai
liters working together with gigantic
mnchi ipry can produce more than
the same number of farmers each
working separately on Ins little
private farm can produce.
If so, public farming will be inoic
profitable. It will also bo more
sociable, more pleasant, and will
afiord more leisure and opportunity'
for travel, culture and mental de-
In that case, the small farmer
will go into into it because it will
Ik* to his interest to do so.
Nevertheless, if he should feel
that lie would prefer to stiiy on his
small farm he will l>e at perfect
liberty to do so. And, although he
may not be as well off them as he
would be at public farming, yet lie
will at least be vastly Udier off
Iu 1880, twenty-five per cent of j If, however, a party not a resident
the farmers of America were rent- of the county owns property n the
county subject to taxation, he n*ny
list the same and make oath there-
to before any officer authorized to
administ6r oaths, and forward the
same by mail to the tax assessor of
t he county wherein the property is
taxable. If the tax assessor is not
satisfied with the valuation of the
assessment made by a non-resident
ho has no authority to change t lie
valuation, and must refer same to
the board of equalization of his
county for their action. It is the
duty of the tax assessor to submit
all the lists of property rendered to
him, to the board of equalisation,
prior to the first Monday in June of
each year or as soon thereafter ns
practicable for inspection, correct-
tion, equalization and approval.
The equalization board shall con-
vene and sit on the 2nd Monday in
June of each year or as soon there-
after as is practicable before the 1st
day of July.
Not until the tax assessor has
furnished all the lists of property
rendered to him, to the board of
equalization, lias that tribunal any
authority or jurisdiction over the
nets of the tax assessor, and then
only to the extent to inspect, ap-
prove, correct and equalize said
lists. The duties and responsibili-
ties of the tax assessor are his own
subject neither to the control nor
supervision of the board of equal
It is the duty of the . Board of
to see I hat every per-
son has rendered his property :n ao-
rnrdnneo with—law, .‘ind-in oidei
determine this it has the power to
send for persons, books and papers
and swear and qualify witnesses to
printed $10,000 to have a monu-
ment erected over Sam Houston’s
grave and are sending millions of
dollars and grub to China and 10th-
er foreign countries. Looks like
charity should begin at home, as
we have people in the United
States,—-yes, in Texas—that have
been unfortunate in different ways,
invalids, widows, orphans, poor and
unable to work, half clothed and'
fed. Why not sec to them a little
on that line?
Don’t know just what we would
do, but seems that if some newspa-
pers were hitting us a hard ns some
are hitting some high officials, that
we would scrap on first sight, whe-
ther true or false.
Web Smith, of Stratton, visited
I). W. Doss a few days this week.
Mrs. A. C. Leslie is on the sick
list this week. . ...
A regular meeting of the Chris-
tian Ladies Society was held Sat-
urday with a very good attendance.
Some business was transacted and
all Christian ladies of this and ad-
joining neighborhoods are asked to
join in the good work
We have a rousing good season.
All tanks and pools are full to the
brim, and it’s threatening more.
But you know how Texas is—al-
ways too 'nuff or too none.
Brethren of the Ezzell Union,
guess you saw that we didn’t show
up at our last meeting for the first
time since we joined about two
years ago : but will try to be on
hand next time. We should attend
out meetings as regularly as possible
nnd..ulw>w to the outside world that
there is something .in it. Another
thing, we should keep an eye on ail
side issues and similar organization
ry’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J.
Uncle Tom Livergood, of the
Wallace bridge neighborhood, was
seen on our streets last Saturday.
Despite his age he is as spry as a
The hail came ami the wind blew
until I guess the farmers are thor-
oughly satisfied. The cotton looks
like the running gear of a goose
nest, but I guess we won’t have to
No “Bachelor Boy” (of the
Herald) the hail had no effect on
our Creole Cotton Growers Associa-
tion. We held a council of War
and decided that the weather clerk
just wanted to hang out his ice to
dry ami I think since business is
low and it is getting -too hot to
drink booze, I shall resign im-
position as soliciting steward and
try private fife for awhile, as Sail is
in need of a good egg gatherer at
present. She has a flock of shank
high hens , which she has been feed-
ing Poultry Compound and they
lay three eggs a day and the
rooster’s head is getting red ! She
will furnish keg beer to liciif em-
his former college-mate, D.. G W.
Mrs. O. E. Farley, of San Anton-
io, Is visiti.;*: her o'd-timo friends,
Hon. J. C kindred a ad family-
Invite you to inspect their samples j
for that L
New Easter Suit
Now is the time to place your
order and avoid the rush and pro-
bable delay ! We have a fair as-
sortment of ready-to-wear suits and
a line line of pants for little money!
The Criterion brand of clothing
needs boosting. To see it is to
know that the quality is right.
You want to get the
best leather, tree and
make, so it is easy rid-
ing and won’t hurt the
horse. We npike all the
sa Idles we sell'and com-
bine all good qualities.
\s to price we can say
hat we give you a bet-
er saddle for loss money
than others and if you
come to us and see our J
stock and price you will •
So come or write anti we will gladly show. J
: H. J. HEYE,
Saddler & Bug-
Good Words tor Cl
Iain’s Cough Kelli
ascertain the value of property, | that nro bobbing up in the country,
and to lower or raise the value as
the facts m the case may justify,
We are in receipt of yours sub-
mitting the following statement
ami inquiry: A party owns 440
acres of land, worth $30 per nc.c,
and he owes upon the land the sunt
of $0,700. You desire to know if
the land should be rendered
at its value, less the amount
due by the party thereon. You
are advised that the land should he
rendered at its true and full value
in money, and the owner has no
light to deduct the amount due up-
on the laud from the valuation, —
The effect of Scoffs Emulsion on
JMle children is magical.
It makes them plump, rosy, active, happy.
It contains Cod Liver Oil, Hypophosphites
and Glycerine, to make fat, blood and bone,
, PJ*t together that it is easily digested
by little folk.
ALL DRUGGISTSi BOo. AND fl.OO.
as they mean death to the Farmers
Union, if the people take hold of
them. They may come in all tlieu-
beauty with fine robes and slick,
sugary tongues to get you side-
tracked. If the Farmers Union is
killed, then the whole thing will
fall Back in the same old rut, only
in a devil of a worse shape. So we
think the idea is: Keep the Far-
mers Union pure and unadulterat-
Don’t Pay Alimony.
to be divorced from your appendix.
There will be no occasion for it if
you keep your Ixnvels regular with
Dr. King's New Life Rills. Their
action is so gentle that the appen-
dix never has cause to make the
least complaint. Guaranteed by
Ledbetter Jk Ilafer, Druggists. ‘Joe
W ill stand my jack “Monk’’ at
‘he Ben net t A Davis ranch. $10
insured. Mart * taken care of free
ot charge.* L. J. Davis.
People everywhere"take pleasure
in testifying to the good qualities of
Chamberlain’s Cough Reined}'.
Mrs. Edward Phillips of Barclay,
Md., writes: “Iiwish to tell you
that I can recommend Chamber-
lain’s Cough Remedy. My little
girl Caterine. who is two years old,
has been taking this remedy when-
ever she has had a cold since she
was two months old. About a
month ago l contracted a dreadful
cold myself, but I took Chamber-
lain’s Cough Remedy and was soon
as well as ever.” This remedy is
for sale by Ledbetter & Hafer.
Married at the home of the bride’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Gris-
som of Pilgrim, last night, at S
o’clock, Father M. J. Mert.es of
Cuero officiating, Miss Stella Gris-*
som to John Hilliard Dunn of Cor-
pus Christi. The couple will start
tomorrow for Corpus Christi, where
they will stop one, day, tlienee go
on to the Jamestown exposition
and to New York, from where they
will sail for their future home in
Panama, where Mr. Dunn has a
government position.—Sin Antonio
The bride was born and reared in
Jackson county and she has many
friends in Edna who wish her
much happiness and prosperity.
The groom isfiilso known here, hav-
ing been identified with the con-
struction of the St . Louis Browns-
ville railroad that crosses the lower
part of Jackson county. The
Herald extends congratulations to
the happy couple.—Edna Herald.
Frank Bother, Jr., returned last
week from a trip to Houston. He
has a munlicr of offers front hand
leaders, but has so far not accepted
any of them.
Walker Traxler, of Yoakum, was
here Tuesday visiting relatives.
we can show you all die good
thing- : i i: 11 kirm—Ftr-y we nr
We handle the Douglass for men,
1’ri‘vme;. or hoes for the'ladies, al-
so h . ■ some 10 other makes of all
known ! •:i ! • ami m\ite inspection.
Soro. i - . kirts arc the thing.
We have a line of
all new and up-to-date. Be sure to
see them and toll u.s what you think
of our selection, Remember we
have no old slock in this line and
only carry the latest. ,r
We have sold some 40 odd
and can yet fill your orders in
of farming'' implements
UNIQUE TALKING MACHINE COMPANY.
ae “SAP Davy Crocket ”
San Antonio and Houston
IS THE BEST
Wer*t-Hound arrives at 1:5fi anti cast-bound lit 1:5ft a. in. Both ar-
rive at destination at 7:45 a. m. Sleepers and Free Chair Cars.
which we are sure we have the best
und most popular lines in tho coun-
ty or for that matter tin* best made
For GROCERIES or anything
in the MERCHANDISE LINE
you will'do well to see
Yours for Business,
I* r* a ■ I • a a
Dealer in meats of all
kinds, and of only one
quality : the best.
Delicious sausage and
barbecue at all hours.
Highest market prices
paid for hides.
F. W. NEUHAUS,
Dealer in Real Estate.
Choice »tty and country property fo*
«s»te nr rent
R. B. ALLEN,
A.TTO-R2XT ifl Y -A.T LA^
— AMD LAMD-AOSirr, —
The Children’s Favorite
Coughs, Golds, Croup and
This rmnoily la fatnon* for 111 cures over
• large part of the ctviUnxl worlit. It onn
always he de|ien<!od upon. It contains no
opium nr other hnrmral drug and may be
given as confidently to a baby ue to an adult
Price 26 cte; Largo Size, 60 ots.
w-.re.in »m*m mmmtmmmimn iiw.wm. e#|
Led better & Hafer’s Drug Store
An old established institution
with a lifelong reputation for
honest and polite treatment.
OK l‘ tChKS :—Frtencli Slmpoou,
dent; F. Hlllje, vloe president; Loulu
Cohn, t»Hbter. Dlicctors: Carey Slinw
Ford Hlllje. Frtench Shnpaor, S. H.
Simpson end Louie Cohn.
HALLETTSVILLE, • - TEXAS
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Meitzen, E. R. The Hallettsville New Era. (Hallettsville, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 52, Ed. 1 Friday, May 10, 1907, newspaper, May 10, 1907; Hallettsville, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth804179/m1/4/: accessed September 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Friench Simpson Memorial Library.