The Sulphur Springs Gazette. (Sulphur Springs, Tex.), Vol. 46, No. 18, Ed. 1 Friday, May 8, 1908 Page: 1 of 8
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SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS, FRIDAY, MAY S, 1908.
$1,00 a Year
Oar Methodist friends have been
conducting a protracted meeting at
the Baptist church since Sunday.
Rev. W. F. Bryan, our local pastor,
preached Sunday and Sunday night
and Rev. E. L. Egger, of Denison, has
been filling the pulpit since Monday.
W. H. Waltermire, of Honey Grove,
is leading the song service and the
choir has been furnishing some soul-
Rev. Egger preached yesterday at
11 o’clock on the subject of physical
and spiritual vision. He defined the
effects of impaired vision, why glasses
were worn and the causes that led up
toth^ir use.# The natural vision of
some were affected by “cob webs,”
others by the cataract, the most fatal,
and marked the beginning of the
approach of entire loss of vision. The
spiritual vision was too often ob-
scured by a disposition of indifference
and carlessness indulged in and had
the effect of delaying the full sur-
render to God which should follow in
every man and woman’s heart. He
made a strong and earnest appeal for
those who would lead better lives to
give to God the right of way in their
hearts and that the rest would be
At the' conclusion of the service
Bro. Alderson suggested, that the men
and women hold special prayer meet-
ings each day as the meeting pro-
gresses, to the end of getting nearer
the object desired, a closer commun-
ion with each other and nearer
with Him who said, “I
prayer.” The meeting
mjnch to 8nlpbur Springs
and her people.
School Tax Levy.
To the Veters of the Suipbun Springs
Independent School District
We are soon to vote on the question
of levying a tax of forty cents on the
one hundred dollars of property for
the purpose of creating a maintenance
rs> fund for ear public schools. A great
many of oar people do not seem to
understand the exact situation and we
, wish to take this method of “Putting
ion the hand-
IlgpKiglars. We are at present pay-
ive cents for the same
purpose* bat since we have added
district, we can
without giving the people who have
been taken into the district a chance
to vote on it, and, in order to collect
anything at all from now bn, it is nec-
i osssry that ws have this election and
vote the tax*.- anew. Twenty-five
cents is not enough to give ns a nine
months term and hire the extra teach-
ers that are necessary to maintain the
three ward schools on an equal basis,
and it is our desire to fix our schools
while they are in the creative stage
so that no changes will have to be-
made in the future, and so that we will
have a term long enongh to give oar
children all the schooling that they
Look at a few figures. If a child
attends school eight months daring
the years for the ten years that he is
in the scholastic age, he gets eighty
months, but if be attends nine months
in the years for the same number of
years he gets ninety months or one
whole school year more than he would
have had before.
We have oar new buildings now.
No town in the state of even twice
our size has better ones and we want
to build op a school system that will
be the best in the state. We are only
seeking to raise the present tax rate
fifteen-cents—s very small amount—
and we ask you to rally to our support
and assist os in our effort to boild up
our educational institutions.
W. F. Skxllmax, President.
F. V. Garrison, Secretary.
MBKBEBS OF THB SCHOOL BOARD.
C. O. James, D. Thornton, P. W. Tem-
pleton, O. M. Pate, W. F. Hender-
son, O. W. Higgins.
The County Convention.
The democratic convention of Hop-
kins County Texas met at the court
house in Sulphur Springs at 12 o’clock
May 5th. 1908. The house was called
to order by W. H. Dickerson, the
county chairman. T. Coleman, on
motion, was elected chairman to pre-
side over the convention, and on
motion duly seconded J. R. Robinsbn
was elected secretary of the conven-
tion. The credential committee ap-
pointed were: J. H. Dinsmore, J. N.
Sparks, J. H. Sparkman, Albert
Branom, T. A. St. Clair, Tom Jack-
son, Sam Corbett and C. A. Arnold.
The committee on credentials retired
to make out the list of delegates.
They returned their report which was
adopted by a unanimous vote of the
convention. Resolutions were of-
fered endorsing William Jennings
Bryan for the presidency which was
carried unanimously. Resolutions
were offered denouncing the practice
of representative officers taking fees
or gifts from public service corpora-
tions which resolutions were tabled
by vote of the delegates, viva-voce.
The delegates to the State conven-
tion were submitted by Howard Tem-
pleton as follows: J. M. Melson, R.
F. Currin, Iaham Vaden, D. W. Nel-
son, Ed Cox, R. F. Greenwood, 8. D.
Renshaw, T. P. Kirkpatrick: Alter-
nates offered by Templeton: Claud
Walters, Bob Yantis, R. H. Beale, Bill
Arp King, Cleveland Hopper, J. W.
St. Clair, S. R. Corbett, Willie G.
Chapman, all of whom were elected.
Delegates offered by E. R. Crone who
represented the Anti-Bailey side were:
R. D. Allen, J. M. Colquitt, John
McCayand others. The others are
not known by the writer because a
list was not furnished to the secre-
tary, ail of whom were defeated by
vote of the convention.
After the vote which was taken by
precincts the Templeton delegates
were declared by a vote of 107 to 25,
and on motion of Mr. Crone the
election of the Templeton delegates
were made unanimous.
D. Thornton was endorsed as a
delegate to the national convention
to convehe at Denver, Colorado, to
represent the first congressional con-
vention of Texas. On motion the
convention adjourned, sine die.
J. R. Robinson,
Cleaning lip Time.
The republicans of Dallas have en-
dorsed Hon. William H. Atwell for
As City Health Officer of Sulphur
Springs, I feel that it is timq for me
to remind our citizens that everyone
is expected to comply with the san-
itary laws of oar city. The time of
year is at hand when a general clean-
ing up is essential to good health, and
I insist that every citizen look after
his premises and see that the sanitary
conditions meet the requirements of
the law. It is my daty to see that
such laws are enforced; however, I
hardly feel that oar people will need
a greater incentive than civic pride to
move them to.keep their premises in
a sanitary condition. Clean np your
back-yards, your hog pens, do away
with the trash and rubbish that har-
bor germs and breed disease. It would
be unpleasant to be compelled to re-
sort to the law to enforce these simple
requests and I feel sure that our peo-
ple will not* need a second admonition
from me to start this needed work.
I want to express my approval and
appreciation of the good work the
ladies of the civic clubs are doing for
a cleaner and more beautiful city, and
I trust all oar people may join them
in their laudable undertaking of civic
improvement. J. R. McCauley, .
City Health Offleer.
“Uncle Joe” Cannon seems to be
able to out-czar the late Ozar Reed
himself, and those who remember
how the man from Maine ruled things
with an iron hand will be willing to
admit that any man who can do that
is going some.—Denison Herald.
Rnfns Brewer was seriously stabbed
in the left side on Saturday night at
Farmersville. Political differences was
tha cause of the trouble. Gene Hous-
er was arrested and gave bond in the
sum of 91,000.
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HERE are many men who are looking for
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a moderate price. As it is* to these men
that this series of $12.50 especially appeal.
All the little niceties of tailoring are- observed,
the styles are correctly interpreted, the fabrics
are far from ordinary—4nd the shape and good
looks are permanent,bechtfse carefully modeled
and worked by hand.
The picture illustrates one of our special
“Young Men’s” styles—the latest thing in
fashionable wear. This is only one of our new
models—we show nearly a score, in all the de-
sirable cloths, styles and patterns.
Swell things in elephant shades, browns, Tans,
greys, blues and ollv~/iwlally made for us
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BRYSON 4 CAROTHERS
Death of Mrs. John Stacey.
The sudden death of this good lady,
at her home near Winnsboro, early
Tuesday morning, was a shock to the
entire community. It was not even
generally known that Mrs. Stacey
was ill, and her condition was not con-
sidered at all alarming, even by those
who were with her, including the
family. The husband and seven chil-
dren, most of them of tender age,
have the heart-felt sympathy of hosts
of friends. Their loss is indeed an ir-
reparable one. Mrs. Stacey was a
Gist, and has many relatives in this
and adjoining counties, and two
brothers, Hal and Jack Gist, in West
Texas. Mrs. H. O. Marshall, of
Winnsboro, is a sister# fAll of the be-
reaved ones have our sincere sympa-
thy. The remains were laid to rest in
the cemetery at Pine Hill Tuesday.—
In fact, John Sharp Williams ap-
pears to be of the opinion that “Uncle
Joe” coaid give the Emperor of all
Russias a point on this Czar business
of whiiib^ihat gentleman with his
longjfftperienoe never dreamed.—
John Prothro, a Gregg county far-
mer, was killed on Monday by light-
ning near Eldersville. He was driv-
ing in his wagon accompanied by his
12 year old son who was badly shocked.
One of the horses was killed.
The new court house at Quanah has
just been completed at a cost of
seventy-five thousand dollars. It is
well furnished and is one of the best
buildings in West Texas.
Condition will have to improve so
far as this immediate section is con-
cerned/before we realize on that
bumper crop predicted by Secretary
of Agriculture Wilson.
Consider the Mnle.
Consider the mule, my friend. He
toils much, and is always ready for
more work. He keeps his feet, stays
by his feed and returns good for evil.
The mnle is a hybrid—a cross between
a horse and an ass. He is neither, he
is both. He possesses the good qual-
ities of both parents, though he dif-
fers from both in physical and mental
makeup. Why not raise mules? They
are subject to fewer diseases than
horses, they mature quicker than
horses, costs less to breed and raise,
there is always a ready demand for
them at any age, they have great en
durance nnder trying conditions and
great stress of labor, they are sure-
footed, steady, not rattle-headed,
active when well bred and well nour-
ished and are safer than horses. Of
coarse, they are not such elegant road
animals, but who needs them for road-
sters anyway? Their place is on the
farm and plantation, in the lumber
camp or mine. There never was a
more tireless and faithful beast of
burden than the mule. Put him where
you will, he is there to work. With
ordinary good treatment he will buckle
down to any job that will make a
horse say quit. The weakness of the
horse is in the foot. The strength of
the mule is the foot. The weakness
of the horse is its fretfulness annoyed
by files, etc. These things do not
seem to affect the mule very much.
This is worth considering when culti-
vating corn. The horse can’t walk
straight and keep turning to knock
off flies. The mule doesn’t have to do
so and goes right along.—Successful
from San Angelo.
San Angelo, Tex., May 1.—Editor
Gazette: On leaving Sulphur Springs
to make San Angelo my home several
of my friends requested me to write
them about San Angelo and adjacent
country. I have been slow to com-
ply for the reason that I wanted to be
able to write facts and write them
intelligently, and to do this it is nec-
essary first that I know the facts
Now since I have been here almost
half a year, during which time I have
made careful investigations to
acquaint myself with conditions I feel
that I am to some extent prepared to
famish some information about this
country, and since it would be quite
a task to write each one individually
I write you and ask you to publish
this in your paper, of course number-
ing you among my friends.
It is impose.ble for me to fling off
the ties that bind me to Sulphur
Springs and old Hopkins. No better
people here nor elsewhere than I left
there. We can, however, claim and
justly so, a city of greater activity.
The Ooncho country is a great coun-
try, San Angelo is truly, in my opinion,
the “Quee?*city of the West.” When
I came here the entir9 country, as
yon know, was in the throes of a
most demoralizing panic. Added to
this, this section had just passed
through a very severe and extended
drpnth, and as a consequence busi-
ness here as elsewhere was quiet.
This year, up to the present time, we
have had plenty of rain—not too
much however. This pats confidence
into this people in their city and their
country, and I now begin to see signs
of the revival of former business
activity. In fact when local condi-
tions are alright here everything else
seems to adjust itself and business
San Angelq has a new city directory
giving her a population of 12,500. It
seems to me that a smaller per cent,
of her people do manual labor than
that of any city or town I ever saw—
at the same time they are as role, a
busy people. They talk lots,, dollars,
acres and sections. The roads here
are simply ideal. 11)#. best place for
driving I ever lived in. The day of
cheap lands is a thing of the past in
this section. Not as high now, how-
ever, as they will be in the not far
distant future. I miss the stately
oaks of old East Texas. I also miss
the muddy creek bottoms, for here
you have no warning of approaching
a stream except£a strip of pecan trees,
and when you reach it you see only a
hedge and a beautiful clear stream
with fish frolidng on its pebbly bot-
In this country one now plows 100
to 150 acres, and the plowing is
practically all that is done in making
a crop. I never advise my friends
nor others to tear np the old peaceful
home nest and seek new fields nor
will I do so now. I would be glad
however, to have them visit me and
this little city and this beautiful
country and see for themselves what
we have here.
Mrs. Proctor and the children as
well as myself are in exoellent health.
We have a nice cottage home close in
on the best street in the city and are
quite pleasantly located.
I could write more but do not want
to be burdensoipe. With best wishes
for the Gazette and its readers, my
friends, I am, Yours truly,
T. K. Proctor.
Death Near Ladonia.
Miss Ethel Johnson, the 13-year-old
daughter of J. W. Johnson, a promi-
nent farmer living near Ladonia in the
Prairie View community, was killed
She had been rolling cotton for her
father in the morning and evening,be-
fore and after school. She had gotten
down to adjust the roller and in try-
ing to mount the horse the saddle
turned, throwing her to the ground
her neck was broken in the fall.
As the result of the local option
election held in Illinois on April 7th.
and 21st. hundreds of saloons went
out of business on the 1st. instant.
Money in Broom Corn.
The opportunity which Texas of-
fers for raisers of broom corn
not seem to have been fully grab,
probably because of unfamilarity with
the profit in the crop and also with
the methods of cultivating it.
A start in the right direction of rais-
ing broom corn has been made in some
parts of the Panhandle and in West
Texas, near San Angelo it has been
It is a fact that if Texas were to pro-
duce annually any considerable crop,
buyers from the factories of the North
ane East would invade the State an-
nually just as they do to get our cot-
ton crop and the yearly wool clip.
Wichita, Kas., is said to be the
greatest broom corn market in the
world, and has developed into that
position within the past few years. A
dozen years ago Illinois was the broom
corn market in the world* and has de-
veloped into that position within the
past few years. A dozen years ago
Illinois was the broom corn center,
but the lands there devoted to broom
corn raising are becoming exhausted. ,
It is estimated that last year Wichita
handled 3,000 cars of broom corn, val-
ued at from 935 to 9130 a ton. The
total value of the crop handled at
Whiohita was $2,000,000.
There is no possibility of glat in the
broom corn market. Brooms wear
oat very fast. Not only that but the
foreign market for brooms is just
opening. Germany is beginning to
like American brooms, while in many
parts of Great Britain, split willow, or
even heather is used. The American
made broom can compete in cheap-
ness and effi iency with any brooms
in the world.
The culture of broom corn is com-
paratively easy, much easier than that
of the sugar beet, though not so easy
as that of alfalfa, mtio maize or kaffir
corn. The great advantage of broom
corn as a crop, in addition to the high
net yield per acre, ranging from $30
to $75, is that it is a money crop im-
mediately convertible into cash. It
does not have to be stored bat can be
sold as fast as gathered.
Rich land is cheap in Texaa and rich
land is needed for broom corn raising.
There is no reason why this state can-
not equal Oklahoma, already an im-
portant source of broom corn produc-
tion, and in time surpass Kansas.—
Fort Worth Telegram.
The Cooper Review and two of the
Delta county candidates for fiotorial
representative seem to be unduly ex-
ercised over the matter of whose time
it is to send a representative. The
Review says it has been the eastern
heretofore to alternate this office
between Delta and Franklin, leaving
Hopkins out by reason of our having
a county representative. Well, let’s
see: Levi Mercer, of Hopkins, held
this office two terms, Aubrey Stell, of
Delta, next held it for one term and
was defeated by O. A. Shelby, of
Franklin* who held it two terms. So
it appears that the “custom” has
been to alternate between all three of
the counties. If oar Delta county
friends want the office of “Floater”
handed out by rotation, they will
please pass the political dish—it’s
Hopkin’s time by rotation. v
We understand that Stevenson and
Robertson, candidates for “Floater,”
submitted their names to the people
of Delta last Saturday to see which
should make the race and that Steven-
son was chosen. However, John M.
Frith, who has been an avowed and
announced candidate for the office
for two months took no stook in the
race, and we understand will ran
through, regardless of what the
would-be or prospective candidate*
do or propose.
The superintendent of the insane
asylum at Matteauwan says that Harry
Thaw is insane, notwithstanding his
attorneys are contending to the con-
San Francisco had a 9200,000 fire
Monday night. It started in the kitch-
en of a restaurant built since the big
fire which destroyed so much of the
A small cyclone struck the northern
portion of Oleburne Monday evening
completely demolishing one residence
and blowing down a number of small
out houses and other structures.
A tornado passed two miles weBt
of Conway, Arkansas on Monday
evening. Eighteen persons were in-
jured and forty families rendered
The Texas Press Association Will
meet in Mineral Wells on the 21st.
One hundred delegates are expected
to be in attendance. z*'
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