The Stephenville Empire. (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 37, No. 51, Ed. 1 Friday, August 20, 1909 Page: 1 of 8
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STEFUENVILLE, TEXAS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20. 1909.
TEXAS FARMERS UNION
Through the cowteav <>l the
Pioneer Exponent ol Coin niche,
we are enabled io pri se, t belo.v the
pietnre and the followin'/ sketch
ot Mr. Loudermilk, the newlv el-
e ected Farmers Union State Presi-
W. T. Loadermilk.
W. 'J,, Louder milk was born in
Georgia in i8$<j. Moved to 1-exas
- in 1883. Settled in Comanche
county on a farm on Rush creek
and lives in ten miles of where he
first settled. Married Miss Ellen
Wilson, daughter of U. Wilson, an
old settler, in 1885. Joined the
Farmers alliance in 1884. Joined
the Farmers Union in 1904 and at
the organization of the county un-
ion was elected chairman,^ .Iso
, delegate to the Mineola meeting
« for the purpose ot organizing the
state4lijion. Served in that capa-
city five years and was in 1908
elected to a position on the Nation-
al executive committee which he
.no^ holds. Was elected president
of the state union at the recent
meeting in Galveston.
The effective work of the Sieph-
e.wille fire company saved several
residences from burning Tuesdit
morning at 3:30, although unable
t j save the house on lire. It wax
the residence of Con Anderson, jusl
west ol the depot. There was no on
at home when the fire started am!
none can account for how i: caught.
The alarm was not sounded as
quickly as it should have been and
it caused the fire boy? to get to the
scene a f-.w moments late, yet they
extinguished the flames before the
building was en’irely consumed
and protected all nearby structures.
Only a few articles were saved
from the Anderson house. Insur-
ance on t^ie house $400. Mr. and
Mrs. Anderson were out of the city
at the time of the fire.
WAVE OF HEAT
SWEEPS SIX STATES
ARTHUR EVANS OEAD
Arthur E. Kvarts died Tuesday
morning at 11 o’clock. He had
beep down about three weeks with
typh )id fever.
Mr. Evans, a soft of Lindsay of
Pony Creek, moved here about the
first of the year, , |nd with Will
Minter had beSb running the
Graham S reet Wig m yard. Short
ly before he became sick he and
hi? wtff were at thk bedside of her
mother in Mississippi when she
died of typhoiu feVer and the phy*
sicittit thinks he contracted the de
Art hut Evans was about 33
years old and a fttfe joung citizen
who had a host of friends. Before
coming to this city he was mer-
chandising at Pizarro He leaves
three children, two by his first
wife and one by the present Mr?.
Evans. The remains were interred
at Pouy Creek cemetery Wednes-
Jl?e first flatiopal Bap^
Of $tepl?eQvill$, Sexas,
STRENGTH In your banking connection assure!- you of
the proper care of business. t
CONSERVATISM In management establishes continued
facilities for the meeting of your requirements,
and affords Absolute Safety.
APPRECIATION Of all good business, large or small, in-
sures efficient service and attention to the details
of your account.
To Householders in Sfephenville
It is an undisputable fact that
typhoid and other fevers are too
prevalent in our town.
It is well established by the most
learned scientist^ that these fevers
According to the Dallas News of
Wednesday, Kansas, Missouri, Ar-
kansas, Mississippi and Oklahoma,
as well as Texas were in the grasp
of the severe heat of Tuesday. In
Oklahoma at Muskogee the mer
cury showed a registration ot tt4 , , ,, . . ,
degrees. The death roll Irom -he.t
prostflitions totals 29, and more
than xoo prostrations recorded;
many of the stricken are( not 'yet
out of danger. At Fort Worth and
Dallas the mtreury climbed to in,
which is hotter by 4 degrees than
it Had ever registered there before.
In Louisiana vegetation through-
out the Shreveport territory wilted
fearfully under the schorching rays
of the sun.
First National Bank
Of STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS
able. The typhoid germs are bred
in filth. They may come from | must be reduced.
filth about your own or yourj
death rate is too high here—It
Ntigeiif Chamberlin Head
BOY PUT IN JAIL
Constable Wallace Reid brought
In a young fellow who gives his
name as Clifford Rose and placed
trfm tTf jail here Tuesday. Rose
who is thought to be about 17 or
18 years old, is from some point in
East Texas. The complaint al-
-leges petty theft committed in the
store ot Utterback & Harris at
Dublin, Monday. Mr. Reid says
there was another boy in it, who
outrun him and has not yet been
Nugent Chamberlin, next oldest
■son of W. Chamberlin, died Wed-
nesday morning about 7 o’clock
of typhoid fever, after an illness of
several weeks. He was nearing
his nineteenth anniversary, and
was one of the most briliiant young
men in the city. His high moral
character had made him a place in
the esteem of everyone who knew
him. He graduated in Mcllhany
Academy before he was se'iwit^n,.
The law places the responsibility
of keeping our town in a sanitary
condition upon municipal officers
and has clothed them with ample
powers in the matter of sanitation.
Our city council has appointed Dr.
Cameron City health officer. He
will visit every house in Stephen-
ville and thoroughly inspect not
only the dwelling but the Dremises
in general, including yards, out
houses, closets and barns. It has
been proven conclusively that sixty
or eighty per cent of typhoid fevers
are due to the common house fly.
Therefore all windows and door?
must be carefully screened. We
trust that our citizens will see the
importance of this and remedy it
at once not waiting for an impera-
tive order to that effect. Remem-
ber that places within the corpora-
brm limits wbi^b—are—not—kCW
and the feeling tribute in the re-
marks of his teacher, Mr. Mcllhany
at the grave must surely have been
consoling to the bereaved family.
Rev. Randolph Clark ol Thorp
Springs conducted the funeral.
The pall bearers were Reid f3as-
sell, Frank ‘Henson, Leslie Cox,
Carl Hardin, Wilty Creswell, aud
T. G. Funk.
J. D. Gearreald and Henry Col-
lins were reappointed manager of
the county farm aud court house
janitor respectively, at last weeks
session of the Commissioners Court.
Mayor Baldwin says the sewer-
aige mains will be completed within
A week and ready for connections
to beftfcade with all business hous-
es. Piping will be furnish*^ by
the city at wholesale cost to aH~
who desire it and the mayor is
that every-businesa hone© t
It down a sewerage pipe,
wo doubt but this town
r helped by the alleys
W. L- Bagwell and Muss Annie
Albert Jones and Miss Gertrude
Oraa Ferguson and Miss Etta
clean and tree irom all filth aud
unwholesome substances, all de-
posits or substances that are offen-
sive or liable to eugender disease,
any lot retaining water until it be-
comes stagnant or which may be
unwholesome from any other cause
are nuisances aud liable to be abat-
ed. AU privies must be kept clean
all offal must be removed by the
N. C. Baldwin,
Mrs. Shaw Patterson and Mr.
Fletcher Cook are back from Don-
ley county where they attended a
family reunion at the home of their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. I). Cook,
at Lelia Lake.
A. G. Leverett went to Dublin a
few days ago to meet an Alabama
relative ho had not seen in thirty
years and he says it certainly car-
ried his mind back to the times of
J. W. Roberson and family of
near McCauley are visiting George
Jackson and family. Will moved
from Pizarro about five years ago
and settled in Fisher county, where
he seems to have prospered and is
LOST—Between Mrs. Steels board-
ing house and town a back comb
with my name on it. Finder bring
to telephone officp nnd gat rrrmrri ■
The rain of Friday got the Bos-
que to booming once more. It was
higher than it has been in fifteen
Miss Una Cage entertained a
crowd of the boys and girls of her
age Monday evening and they are
loud in their praise of the charm-
ing little hostess.
The only cases of typhoid in the
BEGINS SUNDAY NIGHT
Committees Appointed to Has©
All Things in IteudinfHH
The pastors of the Baptist avd
Methodist ohurches together with
officers from these two churches
and the Race Street Christian
church met at the Methodist
church Tuesday evening for the -
purpose of making arrangements .
for a concerted action on the part
of the churches in the coming meet-
ing which begins Sunday night at
the tabernacle under the leadership
of Rev. Giles C. Taylor.
The following proceedings were
Rev. Giles C. Tayloi was elactedl
to preside over the meeting, and.!
Joe J Pate iccrctary.— -- “
scavenger at least every thirty days city now so far as the Empire can
Girls to Mr. and Mrs.
Ed Dowdy, Clairette.
Nath Webb, Ex Ray.
Ton Sipes, "
and plenty of lime or other dis-
infectant used regularly. In fact
all premises under your control
must be kept in a thorough sani-
tary condition otherwise you may
be subject to a heavy penalty
which will be enforced in all cases.
I do not wish to put any citizen to
to unnecessary expense hence this
timely warning. We must have
the city put id a thorough sanitary
condition. We trust each one will
aee the importance of this not only
on their own account but for the
public good. Sanitary laws will
be enforced rigidly without fear or
favor, none will be
learn are those of Frank Chamber-
liu and a little son of W._ R.
Dowell, both of whom are said to
be well on the road to recovery.
A number of the young friends
of Miss Lona Bridges enjoyed
party which she gave them Wed-
nesday night. It concluded with
a hay ride which was highly en
Tom Spradling expresses satif-
factipn over the fact of so many
notable Improvements in Stephen-
ville the past few years. During
the farmers reunion last week he.
was in some ot the resident por-
tions of town and was surprised to
note the changes that have been
The following committee', were
F'inance committee S. B. Watts,
F. H. Chandler., M. J. Thompson,
and A. P. Young.
Committee 0 n arrangements:
Rev. D. L. Collie, chairman, A.L.
Murphy, Henry Sims, Will Pan-
nill, John Cameron, Mi F>. Reil,
and W. H. Garrett.
Committee on music Rev. H.
B. McLanghlin, chairman, Mrs.
Pallie Higgiubotbam, Prof. Robl.
Holloway, Mrs. J. F. Montgomery
Prof. F\ C. A. Lehmberg, Mrs. M!
Ushers: McD. Refl, chairman,'
Reid Bassell, Y. L. Jone?., Leslie
Personal work: D. L- OolHe
chairman. W. T. Blakeney, W. A.
Shelton, -W. . H. Hawktua, and1"
Committee on advertisement: J.
W. Gray. chaMpan,Jl. E. Cox, Mf.,
T. Carlton and O. N. Acrey.
Urn*: J. M.
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The Stephenville Empire. (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 37, No. 51, Ed. 1 Friday, August 20, 1909, newspaper, August 20, 1909; Stephenville, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth877863/m1/1/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Stephenville Public Library.