The Stephenville Empire. (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 40, No. 16, Ed. 1 Friday, December 22, 1911 Page: 1 of 10
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3TEPHENVILLE. TEXAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1911.
Christmas Gifts are Easy Found
F O R
Box of Handkerchiefs
Kid Gloves—all lengths
Silk Hose (Holeproof)
White Shoes of Silk Rep.
And hundreds of other valuable and useful articles to
be found at our store.
Box Holeproof Hosiery—Guaranteed for Six months
wear with no holes.
• Stetson Hat
Fine Cuff Buttons
High Class Footwear—Walkover and
Ralston Shoes for men
Fine Leather Hand Grip or Suit Case
Call on Us we’ll help you make your selections
Special Reduction on Blankets and Comforts—On Sale
at Hurry Out Prices.
MILLINERY—Last Call. You will be surprised to see
the prices we have on Choice Headwear for Ladies.
Lowest ever. Call and See.
Tailor Suits for Ladies at exactly Half Price.
Extra Special Low Prices placed on Skirts this tf*/| 7C
week, $7.50 Voile Skirts..................... 0*Ti I u
Heatherbloom Skirt to match. Special
Be Sure and Visit
KeitkB rot hers
They’ll Save You Money
At the Methodist church Sun-
day at 11 a. m. Order of wor-
ship: Instrumental prelude at
10:55 a. m.; Anthem; hymn; The
Apostles Creed; prayer; Anthem;
Responsive reading, Psalm No.
2; Gloria Patri; New Testament
lesson Matt' 1:18-2:12 Offertory;
Vocal Solo, The Christmas Star,
Mrs. Killian; hymn; sermon by
the pastor; subject: Jesus Christ
LETTERS TO SANTA CLAUS
Stephenville Tex Dec 19, 1911
Dear Santa Claus. I will write
you for fear you have forgotten
me My name is Clara Mae Wood-
ward I am six years old I go to
school and try to be a good girl.
I want you to bring me a sleepy
doll a Dinner table Rocking chair
and a set of dishes and a baby
buggy. I have a little sister but
she cant write so I will tell you
what she wants a sleepy doll
signet ring,' some nuts and can-
dy Goodbye Santa Claus From
Clara Mae and Neta Cumi Wood-
Stephenville Tex Dec 19,1911.
Dear Santa Claus I will write to
tell you what I want I am a girl
11 years old and my name is
Jamie Woodward and I live on a
farm 7 miles northwest of Steph-
enville. I want a ring and a
thimble and a story and a speech
book and some candy. A school
girl Jamie Woodward.
Dear Santa Claus: Please
bring me a train, a police suit, a
tool box, an animal car and a
horn. Please bring little sister
three dolls, a go-cart, a doll
house and a horn. Also bring
us both some candy and fruit.
We will leave the door ajar for
you. Your little friends, Earl
and Carroll Cox.
Joe Harlow is at home from
LAST EMPIRE FOR
Next Issue Will be January
5, 1912. From Our
This is not only the last issue
of the Fmpire for this year, but
the last that will be printed on
the old press which has done ser-
vice nearly twenty years, or in
this office which has been the
paper’s home over ten years.
Before the next issue, January
5, 1912, we will have moved into
our new quarters, first door west
of Carlton’s store and second
door east of the Tribune office.
Our new press, the first sure
enough new press that has been
shipped into this town in many
years, will have been installed
before this week ends and the
next number will be printed
thereon. It is a six column quarto
press, but the paper will likely
continue as a five column quarto
until our fortieth volume is com-
pleted, next August.
Our new folding machine left
the factory in Ohio on December
7, and should reach us in time
to fold the next issue of the Em-
pire, enabling us to get out a
more presentable sheet for mail-
ing purposes, than has been pos-
sible by hand.
With these and other improve-
ments, the present owner will
have spent more than $2,500 in the
endeavor to give his patrons a
better paper than the Empire of
old, and has spared no expense in
the matter of getting together
each week the news of Erath
county. We feel sure the busi-
ness men here, and other citizens
of the town and county will con-
tinue to show their appreciation
of the Empire’s efforts to give a
full dollar’s worth for every dol-
lar paid to it. We try to keep
our columns free of such items
as our readers have already been
furnished Jpy the daily and semi-
weekly state papers, and use the
space with live local and county
news. We know that is what
our subscribers want and have a
right to expect, and we have
tried and will continue to try to
make good. Come and see us in
our new home.
E. A. Sowell and Miss Estelle
W. 0. Baldwin and Miss Eva
R. H. Jones and Mrs. Lula
John Winn and Miss Myrtle
S. R. Trigg and Miss Carrie
H. W. Hare and Miss Lillie
E. H. Elkins and Miss Bessie
C. F. Zeeck and Miss Grace
A. L. King and Miss Kate
Carl Onstead and Miss Bessie
St Clair, Lipan.
M. E. Smith and Miss Bertie
E. M. McAlister and Miss Clara
Looney, Royburn Hill
5l?e first JNfatioi^al Bai?^
OF STEPHENVILLE. TEXAS
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Are always good friends to the hustler. It
lies with you to what extent your capital and
credit shall grow.
The man with a Bank Account
is paving the way to a solid bus-
iness system,building his capital
and establishing his credit.
Capital and Credit are ‘Blood Relation’ to the
Bank Account. Many young Business Men
have made their start with this Bank.
Jtye first ]\fatioi?al Bai}^
G. L. Massey and Miss Erie
Dorris, Huckabay Rte. 1.
J. E. Umberson and Miss Rox-
ie Winburn, Sisk.
C. W. Christian and Miss Ber-
ta Vann, Dublin.
G. H. Christian and Miss Lillie
J. H. Turner and Miss Mattie
W. R. Jones and Miss Ellen
Simmons, Dublin rte 9.
Boys to Mr. and Mrs.—
P. K. Mackey, Stephenville.
J. W. Frey, Stephenville.
Dave Sechrist, Ex Ray.
Floyd Smith, Stephenville.
Girls to Mr. and Mrs.—
I. W. Pipes, Dublin.
A. G. Johnson, Dublin.
Taylor Fannin, Huckabay.
Jas. C. Hill, Huckabay.
Dave J. Stephens, Selden.
of the woods will be much in
evidence during January.
Flossie Alma Smith, Johnsville,
Dec. 13, age 5 years, 7 months
and 4 days; diptheria.
Mrs. N. J. Gibson, Thurber,
Nov. 7, age 51 years;influenza.
Dublin Ahead on Poll Taxes.
Stephenville poll tax" payers
are more numerous by several
hundred than Dublin, but the
December collections in Mr. Stin-
nett's office would not indicate it.
Up to Tuesday 262 voters in the
Dublin voting box had paid polls
against 97 at Stephenville. As-
sistant Collector John Purvis
worked in Dublin Tuesday and
brought back more than $2,000
for polls and other taxes together.
Everybody will remember, how-
ever, that January 31 is the last
day for poll payments to entitle
voting privileges, and this neck
Cage &Crow vs. J. K. Terrett
et als, sequestration on notes;
verdict for plaintiffs. (Defend-
ants excepted to the instruction
of the court as to verdict.)
State vs. Sirus McCarty, theft
of cattle; dismissed by state for
want of evidence to convict.
State vs. Arthur Stell, perjury;
dismissed by State for want of
evidence to convict.
State vs. T. C. Marlow,
assault to murder; jury ver-
dict guilty aggravated assault,
fine of $300 assessed.
State vs. Charley Vivian, agg.
assault; $300, 6 months in jail.
Jurors for the week are, M. L.
Gibson, Luther Bird, Stephen-
ville: K. D. Hamilton, Mack
Reaves, W. P. Hamilton, Dublin
Rte. 9; Bert Fair, T. J. Simer,
Lem Keith, Lingleville; R. T.
Yarbrough, Morgan Mill; J. W.
Vick, T. L. Holt, J. L. Falls, J.
J. McAlister, W. C. Miller, T. R.
Allen. Huckabay Rte. 1; O. E.
Hughes, J. N. Bowen, Stephen-
ville Rte. 1; F. H. Cook, Oak
Dale; J. V. Evant, J. W. Mauldin,
Gordon Rte. 1; C. M. Allen, W.
L. Compton, Dublin Rte. 3; J. M.
Sloan, J. W. Davenport, Dublin
Cause of Delay.
The machinist whose job is to
install new printing presses ar-
rived here just in time to pull
the Empire through this week, as
an accident occured to the old
press before we had finished the
first run. This made it neces-
sary to wait for the new press to
be placed in readiness before we
could finish the first run and
make the'last. Therefore we are
several hours late.
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Hawkins, W. H. The Stephenville Empire. (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 40, No. 16, Ed. 1 Friday, December 22, 1911, newspaper, December 22, 1911; Stephenville, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth877842/m1/1/: accessed February 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Stephenville Public Library.