The Sulphur Springs Gazette. (Sulphur Springs, Tex.), Vol. 47, No. 39, Ed. 1 Friday, September 24, 1909 Page: 2 of 8
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THE SULPHUR SPRINGS GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 24, 1909.
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The cotton crop for 1909 4a estimat-
ed at 10,000,000 bales.
If political platforms are not bind-
ing) what is the necessity of having
Broom corn is selling in Oklahoma
at 9150 per ton and bayers are sweep-
ing the state, baying all they can get.
Foreign loan companies in Texas
are renewing their permits to do busi-
ness, which is good evidence they are
satisfied with present conditions.
Hon. Stamp Ashby, who has been
living in Oklahoma, has announced
that be is coming back to Texas, and
ind will make it his fatare home.
State Tax Commissioner L. T. Da-
•Shiell will strike for a higher place
when^be ballots are again taken. He
wiH entertain Allison Mayfield for
It is asserted that 200 Kansas City
■school girls have never seen a live
hog. Considering the fact the girls
are from Missonri, the statement is
to be taken with a grain of salt.
r ’C >.
Tobacco is being grown near Ohi-
•eota, Okla., which is as fine as the
North Carolina production. Its all
stuff that tobaooo can’t be grown in
Texas as well. The trouble is, they
'From three acres a Lamar county
farmer has sold 0201 worth of water-
melons, and still has more to sell.
His ground will likely average him
f70 per acre. How Is this compared
The ranches in the west are said to
he in poor shape so far as pasturage
goes. For more than three months
no rain has fallen, and the grass is
practically dead. It is feared that
stock will have to meet the winter
in very poor condition.
In a recently issued bulletin of the
Louisiana State Crop Commission the
position taken to best combat the boll
weevil and other orop pests, is crop
rotation, and so managing the crop
that the same crop will not be grown
on the same land oftener than once
In five or six years.
The Midland railroad is hauling wa-
ter in tanks from pointy on its line to
Greenville to accomodate the farm-
ers and others who live in the coun-
try. The tanks hold 6,000 gallons and
toll at 95 per tank. The water in the
reservoir at Greenville Is getting low,
and the farmers have been stopped
from hauling to the country.
President Kemper, of the Galveston
Cotton Exchange, places the cotton
crop of the state at $2,500,000 bales.
He expresses the opinion that it will
soon be selling at fifteen cents per
pound, and there will be no drouth
It will now require ten cents instead
of eight to send a registered parcel.
However, the public is not looser in
the raise, as the amonnt of indemnity
which one sending a registered par-
cel may claim in case of loss is raised
from 925 to 950.
Never in the history of farming
have we had snch a favorable time
for gathering a cotton crop. It is
generally conceded that three more
weeks of good weather and the crop
Will be practically gathered. The
orop will be short, but the saving
danse is, the prioe is good.
Since Mr. Bryan spoke at Dallas on
the tariff and Mr. Bailey made answer,
the papers have been full of comment
as to who got the best of it. Mr.
Bryan’s friends claim that he sustain-
ed his contention and that Mr. Bailey
has not answered the ‘•Commoner.”
The Bailey contingent say that he
smote him "hip and thigh’’ and there
you are. However, this is but the
initial clash in a great contest for
supremacy of right in the interest of
the people, of which we shall know
more as time goes on.
It remains to be seen whether Sen-
ator J. W. Bailey will be as ready to
meet Hon. O. B. Randell as he did
Mr. Bryan. In Sunday’s Dallas News
Mr. Randell suggests to the Senator
that an election be held, Mr. Bailey
to name the district, the 4th or 5th,
(or Cooke or Grayson counties) that
the voters may determine whether it
Is the proper thing for Senators to
accept gifts and compensation from
public service corporations or other
parties interested in legislation. Mr.
Bailey has made no reply so far.
The farmers aronnd the little town
of Alto, on the Cotton Belt railroad,
have decided to return to old meth-
ods and will sow 160 acres of wheat
this fall. This reminds us of just af-
ter the war, when everybody who
pretended to farm raised their own
wheat and succeeded in it, too. We
have gotten ont of growing^ wheat,
the contention being that the rain-
fall is too much, and the seasons have
changed so that now it is unprofit-
able and is cheaper to buy our flour.
However this may be, it is a mark of
independence to grow everything on
the farm the consumer needs, and the
man who does this (though it be a
small acreage) succeeds as a farmer,
the idea being to buy. nothing that
can be grown on the farm.
Written In An Album.
I’d, write a line and leave my name,
My heart’s best wishes too,
And I would urge an bumble claim
To kindly thoughts from you.
We’re sailing on an ocean wide
Our time worn barques are frail,
Have we secure*) a faithful guide
Whose love can never fail?
And do we trust His poWer and will
To guide us safe to land,
Then let ns keep His presence still
And hold His loving hand.
Bat we have precious lives on board,
Lives, dearer than oar own*
Help as to lead them, Gracious Lord,
We can not guide alone.
Dear trusting one! O’ let ns bring
Our hearts with all their store,
And lay them at onr Pilot’s feet—
He’ll safely guide to shore.
—M. 8. Fanning.
Ym to Cone to Osr
Store to Be Shoe I
Our house is full of bar-
gains in footwear.
To Those Who Buy Dry Goods
V^E want to emphasize the NEWNESS of our stock and the importance
’ ’ of buying new goods. Everything in our stock of fall goods is
bran new, and you will take no chances on getting last season’s goods, or
goods probably several years old, and our prices, too, you will find as low
as the lowest, and in many instances, much lower than our competitors.
These are the inducements we offer for your fall trade. We are not selling
out, or at cost, but we are keeping the dry goods low in Sulphur Springs.
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THE FAIR DRV GOODS COMPANY
EAST SIDE SQUARE, SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS.
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Grand Jury Report.
THE STATE OF TEXAS, \
County of Hopkins. /
To the Hon. R. L. Porter, Judge
of the Eighth Judicial District of Tex-
as, holding session in and for Hopkins
County, August Term, 1909:
We, the Grand Jury, beg leave to
submit the following report: We have
labored twenty-one days and return-
ed eight bills for felonies and referred
to onr Connty Attorney a number of
misdemeanors, and examined 594 wit-
We are of the opinion that an
amendment to our constitution shonld
be submitted to a vote of the people
by oar next legislature so as to pro-
vide that in all criminal prosecutions
for offenses which admit of degrees,
and the defendant is convicted of a
lesser degree of said offense, and a
a flew trial is granted or th^Audg-
ment set aside for any cause, that
such conviction for such lesser de-
gree shall not operate as an acquittal
of any higher degree of said offense,
and that In any subsequent trials of
said case the defendant shall be tried
for the highest offense charged against
him unless otherwise ordered by the
We are of the opinion that our code
of criminal procedure should be amen-
ded so as to authorize the prosecut-
ing attorney in all prosecutions for
capital cases, when he has investiga-
ted the case and is of the opinion that
it is impractical to seek to secure a
conviction for the death penalty, to
file with the elerk a written statement
to that effect, with the request that
the case be tried by the regular jury
and that no speeial venire be snm-
moned; and if the Judge whose duty
it is to try the ease shall approve the
same, then and in that event the Case
shall be tried by the regular jury,
provided that at any future time a
special venire may be had by request
of the District Attorney.
We favor an amendment to our
constitution on authorizing the State
to take the depositions of witnesses
ont of the State dturing the pendency
of criminal prosecutions in the State.
Our law on public morals, deceney
and chastity is inadequate to. punish
offenders for insults to women. A
law should be enacted making it an
offense for any man to endeavor to
induce any woman to commit forni-
cation or adultery with him or anyone
else, with a severe penalty. The
word "habitual” iu our fornication
and adultery law is a burning shame,
and a disgrace upon the good name
of Texas and her citizenship, and
should be eliminated from said law
by our next legislature, and any legis-
lator who shall fail to give his hearty
support to same should be branded
immoral, and be ineligible to hold
any public office.
Our District Judge, County and Dis-
trict Attorneys, Sheriff’s and Con-
stable’s forces have rendered valuable
Witness our hands this Sept. 23,1900.
T. J. Russell, Forepan,
O. E. Mahaffey,
J. W. Potts,
W. H. Hayden,
J. C. Carmack,
A. B. Rhodes,
J. B. Davis,
S. M. Pharr,
8. D. Renshaw,
G. L. Globup.
The W. O. Biggerstaff case, which
was on trial when we went to press
last week resulted in a verdict of guil-
ty of negligent homicide, assessing
punishment by fine of 9500. Applica-
tion for a new trial was overruled and
an appeal was taken. Biggerstaff was
released Wednesday on a $1,000 bond,
with S. J. Holmes and F. W. Patter-
son as sureties.
This was one of the hardest fought
cases tried at this term of the court.
District Attorney Sweeton and Hons.
O. E. Sheppard and B. Rolston proved
themselves pastmasters in the art of
cross- examination during the hearing
of the testimony.
When thb evidence was all in,
County Attorney Dial opened the
speaking for the state and presented
the case in a clear, coincise and a^le
manner, justly earning the many com-
pliments passed on his speech..
Hon. O. E.'Sheppard then spoke in
behalf of the defendant and made a
splendid argument from his stand-
point which seemed to be weH-reeeiv-
ed by the jury.
Hon. Bn tier Rolston also for the de-
fense followed Mr. Sheppard and for
something like an hour pleaded with
the jury iu his inimitable styie of
"heart-to-heart talk” oratory for the
liberty of his client, quotiog fluently
from the Bible and calling upon the
angels in impassioned flights of ora-
District Attorney Clyde Sweeton
closed the case Friday evening, re-
viewing the evidence and presenting
the case in all its phases, as he saw it.
He made no attempt at oratory, but
talked to the jury in that plain
straight-forward and convincing man-
ner which has made Mm so popular as
a citizen and so successful as a state’s
Walter Panne 11 (colored) was tried
o« a charge of murder. The jury re-
turned a verdict of gnilty of man-
slaughter, assessing punishment at
two years in the pennitentiary. A
motion for a new trial was 'overruled
and the case has been appealed.
he will return and give hearing to
some minor civil cases. The crimi-
nal docket is in better shape than it
has been for many years, District At-
torney Sweeton making almost a
clean-sweep this time, leaving only
one case on the docket untried—that
of John Philips, indicted by grand
jury for this term on charge of per-
jnry, a continuance was necessary
on accoant of absent witnesses.
The grand jury returned two felony
bills yesterday, which have not been
docketed and will likely not he tried
at this term.
Jerry Jewis, A. D. Walters and GL
M. Morton were appointed as jury
commissioners to draw the jnries tow
the next term of court. They com-
pleted their work Tuesday.
The grand jury reported yesterday
and was discharged. Their repeat
will be found in another column of
the Gazette. _
State vs. Delinquent Tax-payers.
County Attorney Dial filed a plea of
intervention asking that he be allow-
ed to handle matter of filing and
prosecoting suits for delinquent tax-
es, as prescribed by law, and Judge
Porter sustained his plea. This grew
out of the Commissioners Coart hav-
ing appointed T. J. Flewharty to rep-
resent the state in such suits, contrary
to law, according to Mr. Dial’s stand-
Tom Ramey served as deputy for
District Clerk for J. J. Murray during
this term of coart and made himself
quite popular with the Court, officers
and attorneys by his efficiency and
strict attention to business.
A gold locket, bearing the initial
letters "A. M. 8.” Finder will please
return to Miss Mary Searles at Tira,
or leave at Gazette office.
Judge Porter adjourned court yes-
terday evening until next week, when
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Tax Rolls Approved.
The Commissioners Court met Mon-
day and approved the tax rolls for
1909. For general information we
give below the assessed valuation of
various kinds of property:
Lands ........... $3,440,100
City Property.... .......... 1,265,936
National Bank Stock........ 250,000
Notes................. ... . 130,900
Railroads and Gulf Pipe Line 1,568,140
10,977 horses, worth ...... 485,406
16,206 cattle, worth.... ..... 118,520
6,620 hogs, worth......... 16,000
41 jacks and jennets, worth.. 4,405
1,227 sheep, worth.......... 1,670
25 goats, worth.............. 25
35 dogs, worth.............. 1,360
3,56b wagons, and buggies, /
Rate of taxes: State ad valorem, 5c;
state school, 19%c; county advalorem,
48>3c-. Total, 70c on the hundred dol-
Total amount state and county
tax on above rendition.......$59,161
Total amount of poll taxes
(5,044 assessed>......... 8,827
Total amount, all taxes..$67,988
The Assessor’s rolls were models of
neatness and exactness and Assessor
Bullock, and T. J. Tucker, E. P. Rog-
ers and L E. Teer who assisted him
in making up the rolls, are to be com-
plimented on their excellent work.
Fastest Horses In the World.
The State Fair of Louisian* has se-
cured for a special attraction this year
the two fastest pacing horses in the
world. Dan Patch with a record of
[1:55, and Minor Heir with a record of
1:59 1-2 will race for supremacy at
Shreveport on Tnesday, November
2nd. This will be one of the grandest
sights at the Fair, and nil lovers of /
horses should certainly witness this
Doc Pegues, a prominent Baptist
Sunday school worker and preacher,
died reeently in San Antonio and was
Up until 4 p. m. yesterday the two
cotton yards here had weighed the
following nnmber of bales:
Alliance Yard.... 2,140 V
Wood & Bnford..................2,081
The price paid yesterday was from
12>£c to 13c.
event. Tfae railroads have
excursion rates for this
JoJtnson’s Idea of Greatness.
Chicago, 111., Sept. 22.—What Jelui
A. Johnson cherished in his heart as(
his idea of true greatness is shown bjrA
the following remark be once
to a friend:
"Asa life work I would
able to provide for the needs of d
family, enjoy the fellowship of good
friends and good books and write one
book that would be read a hundred
years from now than to amass all the
money in the world.”
Governor Johnson Dead.
Rochester, Minn., Sept. 21.—Gov.
JohnsoD, three times elected Governor
of Minnesota, a candidate for the
Democratic nomination for President
of the United States in 1908 and look-
ed upon by many throughout the
country as the probable Democratic
National standard bearer in 1912, died
at 8t. Mary’S HopHal here at 3:25
o’clock thi* morning, following an
operation Inst Wednesday.
Many people delude themselves by
saying "it will wear away,” when
they notice symptoms of kidney and
bladder trouble. This is a mistake.
Take Foley’S Kidney Remedy, and
8top the drain on the vitality. It
cores backache, rheumatism, kidney
and bladder trouble, and makes every
trace of pain, weakness, and urinary
Just Listen to
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Fanning, R. W. The Sulphur Springs Gazette. (Sulphur Springs, Tex.), Vol. 47, No. 39, Ed. 1 Friday, September 24, 1909, newspaper, September 24, 1909; Sulphur Springs, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth817670/m1/2/: accessed December 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hopkins County Genealogical Society.