The Bell County Democrat. (Belton, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 39, Ed. 1 Friday, March 4, 1904 Page: 1 of 4
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-FOR THE GREATEST GOOD,
We Are Now
Ready For You
A large assortment is al~
ready in, and fresh shipments
We can show you all the
latest patterns and colors in
t Toile du nords
i ■ . .
can’t tell yotij about
a lid see them
New Embroideries, Laces and Insertions
in beautiful match set patterns.
Ladies’ Beits in crushed leather, silk,
satin and gilt novelties.
Latest Novelties in Hat Pins and Waist
5ets for the ladies.’ 4
We can show you a fine iine of ladies and
misses’ Street Hats in correct shapes and
styles, with prices as usual, astonishing-
ly l > v. .t e
Our Spring Line of Val Duttenhofer spec-
ial make Ladies Oxfords and Sandals in
French Kid, Patent Vici and Patent Colt,
?js now all in.. This line is a special value
In durability and well fitting qualities.
One trial makes a customer of you. Call
.... before the sizes are broken.
Our Cost Sale on Men's Heavy
Clothing Still Continues,
We. have selected an unusually pretty
line of silk waistings and waist and dress
patterns in all the new and airy effects of
Spring Novelties, which is due to arrive in
• _ .y. . A' ' > • '
a few days.
We have been having some alterations
made in our big building which has neces-
sarily caused us to be torn up a little for
the past week, but we will have everything
in apple pie order again in a day or two,
and hope to see you and extend our usual
POLITICS end GOVERNMENT
Tammany a Free Lance.
While the leading men in the Tam-
many organization at New York have
expressed, their personal preferences
for Cleveland or Parker, it has been
announced,, semiofficially, that the dele-
gation will go to the St. Louis conven-
tion uninstfucted for any candidate:'
Leader Murphy says that "Mayor Mc-
CleJ’an’s name will not be proposed un-
less it is called for by other states than
Gray Boom Reappears.
Following" an interview between
“President J. J. Hill of the Great North-
ern and Senator
Gorman at the
the press dis-
a decided revival
of the Demo-
tial boom y for
Judge Gray of
himself in favor of the nomination of
Gray, and it is generally conceded that
Gorman is out of the race, his eastern
strength having been undermined by
the election of Rayner, showing loss of
prestige in his own state.
Plan to Localize the War.
Taking the cue from Germany, which
called the attention of the United States
to the desirability of limiting hostilities
in the far east to the two combatants,
Secretary of State Hay queried the
several powers of Europe as to insist-
ing on the integrity of the Chinese em-
pire and localizing the war zone to the
territory directly in dispute. -Favorable
replies have been received from the
powers, and identical notes were sent
to Russia and Japan inviting their co-
operation ill keeping the hostilities . in
as small an area as possible. If tlie
combatants agree, to this the powers
will endeavor to keep China strictly
its concession to the United States. Be-
fore going he suggested that the whole
matter of Colombia’s claim on Panama
should be submitted to three members
of the United States supreme court
Lord Roberts’ New Office. n._- "j'mei
Field Marshal Lord- Roberts, who
The tax is to be collected by
inlcipalities in which the sign-
\ are situated or by the owners
^property. Failure to pay the
a fine of
^^Rjniade ptinishable by
s Iowa Idea.
'niffrspaper funny men are pay-
.erable attention to the hu-
de of a very serious move-
jMown, stared by certain medical
whose object is the legal
marriage< a. tiill is now
lK>u&ie_pi-oviding for the ap-
a 'statCffire^tor of mar-
came commander in chief of the Brit-
ish army in.4900, has accepted
pointmenf of the new' office of in- -po...,,- , . . ... . .... .
. nd for instruction in and diplo-
ic ^1’* domestic science.
D IT^mSSOr ^htthews Chicago uni-
spector general under the reform; pro-
+ '+ *
Scientists Imbibe Sunshine.
Sunshine cocktails w'hich glowred be-
fore and after taking w7ere served to
the eminent scientists who attended
the banquet given at the University
club at New York. The new drink,
produced by placing a tube of radium
in the glasses, wras taken in the dark
and was said by the guests to turn
their hearts into arc lights and to illu-
minate their interiors like. a bite of
the sun. Other novelties were floatin
balloons, a skeleton dance and a toy'
cock fight, all made luminous by ^
coating of radium paint. College songs
w'ere directed by a glowing baton. 1
New Moth Destroying Method
The Massachusetts’ authorities are
planning to introduce a new method -of
fighting the gypsy moths, which have
done so much damage to agriculture i
that state and for w'hose extinction a
a national enemy congress has beer
asked to appropriate. $250,000. The
new- plan of breeding parasites to at-
tack them has been tested in Califor-
nia by Mr. Koebele of Alameda and
is among those who approve
. in, and he says that young men
1,1 *11 as young women should be
. , something of the care of chil-
dren iUC* science °f keeping house.
Sente^eC* "^wen*y Baths.
,, Aigrancy and neglect to wash her
£,u,p jdge Berka of Omaha, Neb., sen-
^jrweuian to twenty days in jail
nd Icompulspry bath on each of the
days admitted not having wash-
ed fc **iree m°ntlis.
u Vs Life Work,
Sen*01’ Hanna, in a striking article
h February National Magazine,
the object to which he desired
cerate” the remaining years
Ife. This is nothing more or
the w'ork of the Civic federa-
rrying on an educational cam-
r adjusting the relations of
nd labor along moral as well
Nothing will add to
the appearance of
your home like a good
fresh coat of paint.
Now is the time to
have the work done
before the vines cover
the house and the
summer sun gets too
Phone me at Bob Tulloch’s and
call and make estimates.
Painter and Paper Hanger
as Farm Hands.
ggjtexpected that thousands
Legal and Criminal. 1__
Butler Acquitted of Bribery.
Edward • Butler, the St. Louis mil-
lionaire politician, was acquitted at
Fulton, Mo., Feb. 6, of the charge of
bribing members of the St. Louis house
of delegates with $47,500 to pass the
city,lighting bill in 1899. This verdict
was Circuit Attorney Folk’s first real
defeat ih his antiboodle crusade.
Vienna’s Laborers “Officials.”
The- recent decision of the Vienna
court-s that street sweepers and labor-
ers on the city trolley lines are of-
ficials and as such are entitled to rev-
erence from the public as superiors
has caused numerous arrests for “re-
sisting officers.” On Feb. 5 the famous
tenor Pagin was arrested for refusing
to obey an order from a street sweeper.
He was discharged with a warning.
Two negroes were lynched for the
murder of James Eastland, a well
known planter of Sunflower county,
Miss., and one of his workm*
* -* *
freight trains within a few minutes
near Pacific junction in Chicago in the
early evening of Feb. 6. The con-
ductors of both trains were robbed.
* * * Miss Eleanor Anderson.of New
York began suit for $5Q,000 damages
for breach of promise against James
Abeel, who ’three' months ago proposed
marriage to her under the name of J.
Ogden Goelet, Jr. - Abeel has been ex-
tradited from Canada and is out on
Exposition Loan Authorized.
By a vote of 172 to 103 and in spite
of the opposition; of the Republican
leaders .the house Thursday concurred
in the senate amendment to the urgent
deficiency bill authorizing a loan of
$4,600,000 to the Louisiana Purchase
Date For Canal Treaty Vote.
In executive session the senate reach-
ed" an agreement- to bring the Panama
canal- treaty torn final vote on or be-
fore Feb. 23.
Reyes President Elect.
General Rafael Reyes, Colombia’s en-
voy extraordinary, received word by
cable at New York that he had been
elected president of Colombia. His
term will begin next August and is for
•four years. General Gonzales was
..elected vice president. He is. minister
of war under the present administra-
tion” - - ■ - -
General Reyes at once sailed, from
. New:.York, to Paris, there to represent
his country before’ the French courts
for the recognition of Colombia as a
stockholder in tjie Panama Capal com-
pany and to protest against the sale of
New Active Substance.
Professor Markwald, a German sci-
entist, has discovered an extremely ac-
tive substance, which he has named
radiotellurium, in pitchblende. It is in
minute quantities, far smaller than the j
quantities of radium in pitchblende, ancS |
In Honor of Edison.
The American Institute of Electrical
Engineers gave a brilliant banquet at m
New York Thursday night in honor oi
the fifty-seventh birthday of
A. Edison gnd the twenty-fifth
great achievement. With a
circuit established in the banquet roonf
Mr. Edison (with his own hand ticked
off his speebh. A fund of $2,000 was
presented to the institute to establish
an annual Edison medal for the best
work in electricity.
♦ «S» ♦
f immigrants during the coming
of agriculture will be available
m laborers, whereas heretofore
from Italy has gone almost
ely to the large cities. The
^'government has appointed a
reni'"’n-CllL*ve to c'°-°Perate with the
i-V^igration bureaus, with the object
ting immigrants to good places
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Thomas 1 nn‘
id Shovel Laboratory.
: summer course in practical
ris to be undertaken during the
season by the mining depart-
Columbia university, the
jsgtts Institute of Technology,
irvard. .The senior."*-"^enta
_ fereJto jjo 1].. ----
mining districts of Colo-
Newspapers In Russia.
Extraordinary scenes were wit-
nessed in and around the news-
paper offices, says the St. Peters-
burg correspondent of the New
York Herald Feb. 10 and a crowd
of people literally besieged the
ministry of the interior, where
the Official Messenger is pub-
lished, smart carriages driving up
in quick succession and the high-
est and lowest of the inhabitants
waiting in the anteroom or camp-
tig in the snow covered street
waiting patiently till far into the
morning for the first numbers
containing the official bulletins.
1 he text of these communica-
tions had leaked out among the
newspaper men; but, as the law
forbids the publication of such
documents until they have ap-
peared in the Official Messenger,
the editors had to wait until the
povt rnment organ printed the
news before starting their own
presses. A |avored few who suc-
ceeded in forcing an entry into
into the editorial rooms of the
leading newspapers heard the
first authentic news long before
the issue of the Official Messen-
A correspondent, calling on a
well known editor, found him sur-
rounded by a throng of officers
SATURDAY, FEB. 20,
I Will Sell
POUNDS GRANULATED SUGAR FOR :
By the Dollars' Worth Only, Spot Cash.
CONTINUES UNTIL MARCH 8,1904.
Other Goods at Cut Prices. Highest Prices Paid
For Country Produce.
Thos. A. Cook.
Southeast Corner Square, Belton.
ELOE BAGGETT, Prop.
FIRST CLASS HORSES
AND EANCY TURNOUTS
Transient Trade Solicited
PHONE FOR OUR BAG6A8E WAGON
Between the Depots
A white man purporting to be
deaf and dumb was locked up for
drunkenness Wednes d a y. S o
successfully did*he work his game
on the unsuspecting public that
he was enabled to get gloriously
drunk. While making his exit
from ono of Taylor’s largest stores
he overheard a lady clerk re-
-mark: “Poor fellow! Wonder,
how long he has been deaf and
dumb?” Imagine her surprise
when he turned around and re-
marked, with a Chesterfield bow,
“forty years.”—Taylor Texan.
Antilandscape Sign Tax.
Leader Colby of the Republican ma-
jority in the New Jersey bouse has
brought in a bill on the line suggested
in Governor Murphy’s message provid-
ing for a tax of $o a square foot, by the
year, for advertising signs along rail-
?tudy mining with pick and
r?i>r the direction of skilled
//e will of the late James A.
yyofson of Cambridge, Mass., Boston
uni ersity will eventually receive $600,-
OOORadcliffe college $300,000 and Wes-
ley^ academy $300,000. The money
has been left in trust to the donor’s
’ and children and their issue.
Wati Corporal Punishment.
q-g Brooklyn Teachers’ association
sent* petition to the New York board
0f ,Iucators requesting the privilege
of r^ivinS corporal punishment under
the dles tba* existed before the cities
Russia Stunned by Japan’s Blows
Two things the world knows now at,-ut which it was just guessing
a few days ago—Japan was not bluffingjpn(^ Russia was not prepared.
Lulled into the pleasant dream of securi^ an** invulnerability because
of her great superiority in mere bulk an* numbers, Russia pursued her
tortuous path of diplomatic evasion ai|* territorial expansion. Even
when Japan broke off all negotiations, F^- *be great bear went on in
leisurely self assurance with preparatid18 ^or a bglit at some future
It was a rude awakening when on tie very next night, under cover
of darkness, the Japanese fleet, comrain^e<* by "Vice Admiral Togo,
maneuvered close enough to Port ArthuV send several of its torpedo
boats where they were able to strike tF Russian fleet lying at anchor
in the outer harbor. The great battleshij8 Cesarevitch and Retvizan and
the armored c'aiser Pahada were so badly
damaged that tiey bad to be beached. Early
on the following day the Japanese fleet engaged
the Russians at lonS range, doing considerable
damage, while ione of its ships was injured.
Russia was jot yet recovered from this ter-
rific blow when another almost of equal im-
nortance was str*ek by the sea power of Japan
at the Korean pjrt of Chemulpo. The Russian
cruiser Yariag (A^^ean built) and the gunboat
Korietz, stationed there, were surrounded by a
number of Japaiese ships which came to cover
the landing of large force of soldiers. The
Russians at first attempted to escape, but they
were raked fore aad aft by the Japs and had to
be abandoned aftir a heroic defense. Thus in a
single day the tioles were turned by the daring
and prowess oflapan’s navy, which proceeded
% to bombard Port Arthur, bottling up the Russian remnants therein as we «.
*£ did the Spaniards at Santiago, while lyin' in wait for the Russian ships J
on their way from the west and pursues the other Russian squadron
which later left Vladivostok to harry tL^ northern coasts of Japan. Be-
sides all this, the Japs captured a numfer °t merchant vessels and con-
voyed the army rapidly to strongholds in K°rea> chief of which was
Masampho, commanding the Korean strait-
The shock and seriousness of these Japanese victories had the effect
of bringing forth a prompt declaration of war from the czar Feb. 9. In
this he complained because the attack Pa(* been made without formal
notice having been given and without waiting for “the last responsive
proposals of our government.” He calls on bis subjects to defend the
fatherland. On the other hand, the mika<t° reviewed the story of Rus-
sia’s broken promises.
Other Russian reverses reported befo1"6 this review closed were the
capture of. 2,000 Russian troops on transput3 bound for Korea, the dyna-
miting of a bridge on the Manchurian fi'dlway, killing thirty, and the
.accidental blowing up of a troopship at t9°rt Arthur by a harbor mine,
killing ninety-four men. A land battle was expected near the Yalu.
hfn^^reaa| to them the telegrams
he had just received. The editor
pale with ^motion, recited the
narrative of the bombardment of
Port Arthur. More people kept
coming in and the editor was com-
pelled to read it over and over
again. The crowds expressed
furious impatience at the fact
that nothing was said about in-
juries inflicted upon Japanese
to publish a better paper to in-
duce more business, to print a
better paper, etc.
This is the newspaper circle.
Every dollar paid into the cash
drawer of a newspaper office
makes a better newspaper, a bet-
jfcown, a betfe^ownnaaSee prop-
The many friends of John Blount
wiil be pleased to learn that he has
entirely recovered from his attack of
of rheumatism. Chamberlain’s Pain
Balm cured him after the best doctors
in the town (Monon, Ind.) had failed
to give relief. The prompt relief
from pain which this liniment affords
is alone worth many times its cost.
For sale by all d uggist.
erty mere valuable and yrork
more plentiful. /
This is the truth of newspaper
support in a nutshell. No class
of business men on earth are so
patriotic aS newspaper men, none
spends so great a percentage of
receipts in improving the busi-
ness, none takes so much pay in
Don’t be parsimonious with
your home newspaper, it is a pol-
icy best tbld in the homily of the
man who cut off his nose to spite
his face.—Western Publisher.
The farmer raises more corn to
feed more stock to buy more land
to raise more corn, etc.
This is the circle of the farmer’s
The newspaper man solicits
more business to get more money
Colds Are Dangerous.
How often you bear it remarked:
“It’s only a cold,” and a few days
later learn that the man is on his back
with pneumonia. This is of such
common occurrence that a cold, how*
ever slight, should not be disregarded.
Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy coun-
teracts any tendency toward pneumo-
nia. It always cures and is pleasant
to take. Sold by all druggist.
Mrs B W. Evans, Charwater,
Kan., writes: “My husband lay sick
for three months. The doctors said
he had quick consumption. We pro-
cured a bottle of Ballard’s Horthound
Syrup, and it cured him. That was
six years ago and since then we have
always kept a bottle in the house.
We cannot do without it. For
coughs and colds it has no equd’
35c, 50c and at Hunter &
A drummer who happened in
Roff recently had occasion to tel-
ephone an Ada patron! When
b® had finished his inter
]telephone operator sa—
lease.” ”20 cents!” ex !rrrrrrctr
the drummer, “why, in Oklahoma
City I can telephone hell for 10
cents.” “I know, but that’s in-
side the city limits sir,” said the
invaluable for Rheumatism.
I have been suffering for the past
few years with a severe attack of
rheumatism and found that Ballard’s
Snow Ljniment was the only thing
that give me satisfaction and tended
to alleviate my pains. March 24th,
1902, Tohn C. Degnan, Kinsman,
Ills. 25c 50c and $1.00. Sold by
Hunter & Freeman.
Grove’s Tasteless Chill Tonic
I has stood the test 25 years. Average Actual Sales over One <md a Half Million
I bottles. Does this record of merit appeal to you? No Cure* No Pay. 50c.
ft Enclosed with every bottle is a Ten Cent* package of Grove’s
“I had scrofula and
erysipelas for eight-
een years, until I
Of Dr. Pierce’s Golden Medical Discov-
ery,” writes Mr. Hilery KLoons, of Queens,
W. Va. "When I commenced to take
this medicine I weighed one hundred
and thirty pounds. I have taken six
bottles of Dr. Pierce’s Golden Medical
Discovery and three vials of his ‘ Pleas-
ant Pellets,’ and am glad to say I feel
like a new man. I now weigh one hun-
dred and seventy-five pounds. When I
had used one bottle of the medicine I
could feel it was helping m.. I realize
Dr. Pierce’s Golden Medical Discovery
is the best medicine on earth.”
Dr. Pierce’s Golden Medical Dis-
covery purifies the blood and en-
tirely eradicates the poisons that
breed and feed disease. It eures
scrofula, eczema, erysipelas, boils,
pimples and other eruptions that
mar and scar the skin. Pure blood
is essential to good health. The
weak, run-down, debilitated con-
dition which so many people ex-
perience is commonly the effect of
impure blood. Dr. Pierce’s Golden
Medical Discovery not only cleanses
the blood of impurities, but k in-
creases the activity of the blood-
making glands, and it enriches the
body with an abundant supply of
pure, rich blood.
Free. Dr. Pierce’s Common
Sense Medical Adviser » sent free
on receipt of stamps to pay expense
of mailing only. Send 21 one-cent
stamps for the book in paper covers
The tim^ has just about ar-
rived in this country when the
cotton Ranter is the man of the
hour, and his independence has
been declared. If a good feed
crop is made this year, the av-
erage farmer with the capital he
has left from last, year, will be
able to hold his cotton indefinite-
ly, and the speculator will have
to pay him his price before he
gets it. Time' wa&' when this
country made a great deal more
cotton than she could use, but
things have changed. The pop-
ulation has increased, cotton
goods are more extensively used,
and the boll weevil has cut down
the increase in acreage as well
as in production. The man who
raises a few bales of cotton next
year will be “it” in box car let-
Some men run for an office that
have no more business with it
than a three legged dog at a rab-
bit race and the people do them a
great injustice by voting for them.
Take for instance the position of
county commissioner, a place that
requires an adaptability for it.
We know of men filling the place
that have no more business there
than a brass monkey. They are
good men, perfect gentlemen and
highly respected by all but yet
they don’t know the first re quire-
ment of office. It takes a finan-
cier, one who knows how to man-
age the many difficult problems
always arising in a populous
county; he has to know how Jo
bUltn c or, 1 *. -
when to repair them, in fact a lib-
eral minded man, but with all,
conservative in every thing.-—
atves Health, Vigor and Tone.
Herbine is » boon lor sufferers
from aneaaaia. By its «se the blood
is quickly regenerated and the color
becomes normal. The drooping
strength is revived. Tho languor is
diminished. Health* rigor and tone
predominate. New life and happy
activity r^eulty. Mrs. Belle H. Sfei-
rel, Middlesborough, Ills., writes: “I
have been troubled with liver com-
plaint and poor blood, and have
found nothing to benefit me like Her-
bine. I hope never to be without it.
Ely’s Cream Balm
stamps ior me duub. m 1 j have wished that I had known of it
or 31 stamps for The in my husband’s lifetime.” 50 cents
volume. Address ■ r. > Hunter & Freeman’s.
TUifraln JSi Y 1
This Remedy is a Specific,
Sure to Give Satisfaction.
GIVES RELIEF AT ONCE.
It cleanses, soothes, heals, and protects tho
diseased membrane. It cures Catarrh and
drives away a Cold in the Head quickly.
Restores the Senses of Taste and Smell.
Easy to use. Contain* no injurious drugs.
Applied into the nostrils and absorbed.
Large Size, 50 cents at Druggists or by
mail; Trial Size, 10 cents by mail.
ELY BROTHERS. 56 Warren St., New York.
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