The Stephenville Empire. (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 38, No. 37, Ed. 1 Friday, May 20, 1910 Page: 3 of 8
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Items of Interest from Special
Correspondents or Culled from *
Our Weekly Exchanges
May 17.—Mrs. J. R. Branden-
burg who has been visiting rela-
tives in Dallas camd home Tues-
day bringing her sister Miss Led-
better back with her.
G. W. Oakes and Joe Barrons
went to Stephenville Wednesday
on road business.
Miss Fannie Gordon who has
been visiting her aunt at Decatur
came home Wednesday;
Three Circle ranch shipped 7
cars of fat cattle Tuesday night
and a car of calves Wednesday
Prof. Covey of Stephenville
and Prof. Breedlove of Huckabay
were in Bluffdale Thursday.
Mrs. M. J. Jarvis and family
moved to Cleburne Saturday and
Bluffdale has a young man that
wants to go there too.
J. R. Brandenburg came in
from his New Mexico'trip Mon-
Mrs. Brann of Fort Worth who
has been visiting her sister Mrs.
J. L. Hunt, returned home Mon-
Mrs. H. H. Duke went to Pa-
ducah Tuesday for a few days
H. L. Kfght went to Stephen-
ville Wednesday morning to pre-
sent the claims of this place for
a Bluffdale and Lipan road. “It
has been granted’”
Terrell Shannon was in town
Tuesday looking for fat cattle; he
is buying for Fulbright of Ste-
E. J. Baldridge of Fort Worth
has been spending a few days at
his ranch near here this week.
Silas Buck of Stephenville was
in Bluffdale Wednesday.
Miss Ina Dean went to Coman-
che Saturday to visit friends
Joe Gordon went to Stephen-
Mrs. Lucy Head went to Ste-
phenville Saturday to spend a
few days with her husband who
is teaching a singing school near
W. F. Hunt of Stephenville
spent Sunday with his son J. L.
Hunt of this place.
May 16. — Miss Maggie McClure
is visiting relatives in Stephen-
Frank\Elkins is reported as be-
ing very sick.
William Blair, who lived a few
miles below Duffau, died last
week. Mr. Blair was well known
W. P. Fretwell and wife are
back from Keerville, where they,
visited their son William, who is
in bad health. Their niece an§
another young lady accompanied
Mrs. Tom Palmer is thinking
of going to San Angelo to spend
awhile for her health.
Miss Kate Wood and Mrs. Pow-
ell are visiting in Graham,Texas.
A number of young people from
the Duffau cduntry attended the
teachers examination in Stephen-
Miss Laura Hardeman has re-
turned from a visit to Mrs. Brown
at Walnut Springs.
Mrs. Philips’ new residence is
There is a fine girl baby at the
home of R. Bradfute and wife.
The young men of this com-
munity have organized them-
selves into a secret society and
the good they are doing is al-
ready visible in form of a non
Rev. Clark filled his appoint-
ment at this place Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Odis Shillingburg
were visiting relatives at this
Next Thursday is set aside for
a graveyard working and it is
hoped that everybody will come
and decide upon an annual day.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Nelson re-
ceived news Saturday of the ar-
rival of a grandson to bless the
home of their daughter, Alta,
who moved to New Mexico last
May 16. —B. A. Garner of this
place left first of last week for
Norman Oklahoma to 'visit rela-
The good rain that fell here
Friday helped out wonderfully.
Farmers were about up with
Mrs.Williams,Silver and Moore
of this place, left Friday morning
to spend a few days at Arlington
There were several candidates
in our town Saturday looking af-
Mrs. Leona Laughlin of Elida,
New Mexico came in Saturday
to visit her parents Mr. and Mrs.
J. E. Underwood.
Rev. Oscar Morton pastor of
M. E. church south, filled his ap-
pointment here Sunday at 11 a.m.
Mrs. W. J. Aiken of Lipan was
here on the day of the graveyard
Dr. Goodner of Dublin present-
ed his claims here Saturday as a
candidate for representative’
Morgan Mill can show as many
dooryards with pretty flowers in
them as any town of its size in
Texas. Many visitors who come
here say we are in the lead.
fall a few short of 700, the figures
that had been predicted.
Clarence Linn and Bob Furman
have gone to San Saba to engage
in the tailoring business.
It is said there will be a state
bank put in at Dublin in the near
future but the names of those
connected with it are-not obtain-
able at present.
J. R. Bell makes a call for the
old Sacred Harp singing class to
meet at Little Green creek May
22 with old books and new and
well filled baskets.
Rev. W. M. Green preached
here for Baptist Pastor Tucker
Sunday, he being in a meeting at
Postmaster Nick Smith attend
ed the convention of postmasters
in Austin last week.
J. T. Sawyer and wife have
gone to Oakwoods to spend the
Mrs. Seth Johnson of Sweet-
water is visiting Mrs. Ii. H. An-
druss, her sister.
Miss Pearl Moore expects to
spend several months in Colorado
state for her health, which has
been impaired slightlyljby a se-
vere case of lagrippe.
Report of the Condttion of the
BLUFF DALE STATE BANK
BLUFF DALE. TEXAS
At the close of business May 2, I9i0
Published in the Empire, n newspaper
printed ami publlsliet at Stephenville
State of Texas, on the ‘io day of May 1910
Loans and DIkoouiiU,
personal or collateral......
Loans, real estate. ........
Furniture and Fixtures.. ..
Due from Approved Reserve
Other Resources as follows:
/ ilavc You \
Seen this Style?
an ankle strap. Very /i;|
dainty and graceful
The perforated collar and lew ' \
ahape leather bow are pleating
venti dipping at the heel. In Pat-
ent Colt, Guo Metal, Ruwia Calf,
Black Cravenette Sc White Duck
Cm. la ud He them when you kaa down Iowa
The Model Clothing Store
Same*Goods for Leas Money #
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May 16.—Jake Lingle after
having been dangerously ill is now
N Lewis Hunt and wife of Huck-
abay were here yesterday; they
report a good rain there Friday.
Corn is looking well. It seems
farmers are working it better
John Lingle led in a good old
time singing here Sunday after-
noon; we will meet again June 3.
Rey -T R Mrr.lpgVy prnnnhoA-
at Cow Creek Sunday.
Cotton slow coming; not more
than a half a stand in many
Rev. W. J. Johnson of Exray
was in this community Sunday;
he preached at Lingleville.
May 16.—The Children’s Day
exercise at the Methodist church
las night was an enjoyable occa-
sion to all present.
Miss Bessie Clark is visiting
We have had several days of
cool cloudy wea ther that bespeaks
of rain to our neighbors.
Miss Wavie Mays spent Sunday
with Miss Beatrice Cumbie.
Misses Kate Nottingham and
Erma Cannon visited Miss Alva
May 16.—Thomas Moss and
family have all had measles; they
are on the mend at present.
Bud Turpin and family are all
in bed at once with measles; all
are better now.
Hiram Whitacre’s family all
have the measles, some of them
are quite sick, Mrs. Whitacre es-
pecially. She is very sick this
The old gentleman Higgs is^
very sick and has been for some
time. Dr. Higgs his son is on his
way here now form Oregon and
is expected in tonight. <
Miss Dollie Moss came in last
evening from Jones county where
she has been teaching school.
The school will close at Chris-
tian College next Friday. Joe S.
Warlick will preachat the college
Thursday at 10:30.
Mr. Arthur Carr, son of J. W.
Carr of Haskell, is here and will
remain until close of school.
Otis Moss is getting along very
well at present, has been in quite
a critical condition for several
weeks, is able^ to go*to Stephen-
May 16—Mr. and Mrs. Alpha
Clark, who were married at Gus-
tine May 8, will make their home
at North Heights, Thurber.
The Thurber public school
closed Friday with suitaLdejexer-
cises in all grades.
Tom Albright will manage the
ball team in its journeyjto places
north and west of Thurber.
There are several games matched
and Mr. Albright isdbelieved to
be the right man to lead the boys
Horseback riding is a popular
past time with the young folks
here; before breakfastj l.these
spring mornings is the time they
notice most of their excursions in-
to the surrounding country.
Friends in this city j of Mrs.
Roark of Mingus were grieved to
learn of her sudden^deathjThurs-
day night, due to heart trouble.
Early Jaudon is ai Sweetwater
temporarily, working Jat the car-
Bud Walling is very proud of
the new. boy atjhis^house since
Luther Owens has gone to Fort
Worth where he hasifaccepted a
chair in a large barber shop.
Capital Stock p»id in ,.... #10,000.00
Hurplns Fund.............. 1,300.00
Undivided Profits, net.... 1,849.53
Duo to Ranks and Haulcrrs,
subject to check ......... 4,166.10
Individual Deposit*, subject
to check ................. 10,865.81
State of Texas, County of liiath:
We. Geo. VV. Riddle as president, and
J. R, Hratulenburg as Cashier of said
bank, each of us, do solemnly awear
that the above statement is true to the
best of onr knowledge and belief.
(ieo. W. Riddle, President
J. R. Hrandeuburg, Cashier
Sworn and subscribed to before me
this 12th day of May A. 1). nineteen
hundred and ten.
WITNESS my hand and notarial seal
011 the date last aforesaid.
J. W. Glenn, Notary Public,
W. L. Yarborough 1
H L. Holt j
Mount I’h'Hsu 111
May 17—The late rains was
very timely as it was needed in
John Gentry of Eastland coun-
ty was here recently.
Bob Duncan and family of
Lubbock are visiting Mrs. Dun-
cans parents G. A. Godwin and
A Sunday school will be organ-
ized here Sunday; everybody
George Godwin is visiting his
mother in Eastland county.
Mack Brown and wife of Lingle-
ville attended church here Satur-
Grandpa Bullard is recovering
from a fall he received from his
wagon some days ago.
J. A. Gardner was in Stephen-
Hickey School House.
May 16—Prof. J. W. Dunlap
has been taking the school cen-
sus and is about through the taak.
It now seems that the total
Ma\ 17.—Prof. Fort us led in a
splendid singing Sunday after-
noon at the Baptist church.
A. G. Stewart of Stephenville
spent Saturday here visiting his
daughter Mrs. Tom Bowers and
Judge M. J. Thompson made a
fine talk at the Methodist church
Prof. E. L. Winn Jhas gone to
Sam Fowler has moved back
to this vicinity from Oklahoma.
The long needed tabernacle is
being built and will soon be com-
pleted and the people will rejoice
when it is done.
A fine rain visited this section
Monday- It was greatly needed
for oats, cotton and com.
Since the schools closed and all
the scholars disappeared the
We learn from Kay Roberts
that the closing exercises at
Hickey School House was an it
teresting affair" Mr. Roberts
says the crowd was the largest
the community has ever had on a
similiar occasion, many of them
not being able to find seats. He
also compliments that community
for the very orderly manner in
which the great throng conduct-
ed itself. Not the slightest dis-
turbance marred the successful
presentation of a high class pro-
gram, which every one appeared
-■ «. : \m
To the trustees of the special
school district of Erath county
you are hereby requested to send
in a isc of the names of all par-
ties in your district, and if there
be one or mere that have lands
that are not in your district please
state name of survey and num-
ber of acres and oblige. W. C.
Burnett, tax assessor of Erath
Dr. Cox’s Barbed Wire Lini-
ment does not bum or blister, re-
lieves pain quickly, and flies will
not bother the wound. For sale
by alt druggist. 35-27t,
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Hawkins, W. H. The Stephenville Empire. (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 38, No. 37, Ed. 1 Friday, May 20, 1910, newspaper, May 20, 1910; Stephenville, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth877925/m1/3/: accessed April 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Stephenville Public Library.