The Stephenville Empire. (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 38, No. 37, Ed. 1 Friday, May 20, 1910 Page: 4 of 8
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The StepheDYille Empire
By W H HAWKINS
SUBSCRIPTION $1.00 A YEAR
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Stkp^bnvillb, Texas, May 20
All the following cmndldstc* subject to
action of the Democratic Primaries.
Por District Attorney.
HKN PALMER, (xe election)
JNO. J. HINKK
T. J. ROBERSON, [re-election]
DR. W. B. QOODNKR
J. B. KEITH.
For County Attorney
L. O. COX.
GEORGE P. KNIGHT Re-election.
J. 1). MARTIN
It now remains to be seen what
movement will next be made to
frighten Judge "Bill.” But it
makes no difference what sort
of a dodge his enemies may re-
Bort to they’ll never make him
tremble in the knees. He is not
built that .way! Months ago he
announced that he was in the
race to a finish and that meant
to the close of the polls on pri-
mary, day. The worst enemy
Judge Poindexter has will never
accuse him of being brainless,
and he would certainly be acting
like a crazy man to abandon a
race which he is as certain to
win as July 23 arrives.
L. L. (LBN) ROBERTS
W. H. (WILLIE) DAVIS
COLEMAN I). NICHOLS
J. II. [Harper] HERRING
A. E. (BED) OATES Ire election]
W. C. BI RNETT
MRS. ELLEN BLEDSOE
HENRY C. THORNTON
W. G. SEARS
W. J. CLAY.
MISS CARRIE COMPTON
BATES COX, [re-election]
G. R. (Granville) FAGAN
' Commissioner Precinct No. 1,
W. T. LOWE
L. D. MOORE, [re election]
CommiMioner. Precinct No. 3,
J. O. HOI
Comtniaaioner, Precinct No. 4,
J. D. BIGGS, [re-election]
Justice Peace Precinct No. 1
W. E. BOWER
M. L. JACKSON [ Re-election. J
Sunday May 15 at 8 P. M. many
relatives and friends gathered at
the home of Mrs. K. T. Long to
witness the marriage of Mr.
Robert Holcomb to Miss Sallie
Long, youngest daughter of Mrs.
R. T. Long.
At the appointed time the couple
attended by Mr. Alex Johnson and
Miss Nelson, marched through
the hall into the parlor where the
very impressive ceremony which
united them lor life was said by
Rev. A. S. Blackwood.
The bride wore a beautiful and
very becoming gown of cream
Immediately after the cere-
mony the guests were invited to
the dining room where they were
served bountifully to one of the
best suppers any of the guests
could recall. Many hearty good
wishes were expressed for the
happiness of the young husband
and wife as the guests departed
at a late hour.
Mr. H» lcomb is a son of the
late Col. Holcomb, and his lovely
bride is the daughter of the late
Dick Long, and their friends are
as numerous as the people who
mow them. Mr. Holcomb is
one of the accomodating officials
of the S. N. & S. T. Ry.
To the Office of District Attorney
Read what some of the leading newspapers of the 29th Judicial Dis-
trict say concerning the splendid record he is making as a prosecutor:
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so and went to farming, and they
urge this in order to cripple him
in his canvass. Admitting that
he did this it does not follow that
he was crippled mentally. As a
The Chamberlain Nuptials.
On Wednesday morning at
eight o’clock, the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Willard Chamberlin
was opened to their friends, to
witness the marriage of their
daughter Errtmie, to Mr. Hubbard
Mrs. John Doyle, ajid Mrs.
Floyd Wood received the guests,
and ushered them into a room
where Mrs. Edgar Watts-had each
register in a beautiful wedding
From here they passed into the
hall where a bower made of
honey-suckle and asparagus was
suspended over the punch howl.
The political course of Hon. the race for district attorney, name in the announcement col-
Ben Palmer has been closely Mr. Palmer was elected to the umn of this paper soliciting a re-
watched for years, and never yet legislature from Dublin, serving election to the office he now
has he been known to shirk a duty four years in that capacity, and holds.—Grafford Monogram,
or betray the confidence of his we still look upon him as sort of » »
people. As a legislator he was a home folks. *
good and loyal worker, and later He has made a splendid record Ben Palmer whose annour^e-
as a prosecuting officer he has as district attorney, having the ment appeears in the Enterprise
l>een zealous and unremitting in reputation of never abusing de- for re-election to the office or dis-
efforts to uphold the majesty of fendants or nagging witnesses, trict attorney, has made a Splen-
the law and secure the conviction ])Ut rather resorting to argument did record during his tenure of
of those whose hands have been instead of villification. By hard that office. Offenders of the law,
raised against law and order, and work and close application he has rich or poor, alll "looked alike"
the records will show that he lias developed into a thouroughly to him and he has prosecuted
met with more than the usual posted lawyer, and his service as without fear or favor.—Gordon
degree of success. It has been district attorney has been satis- Enterprise,
said by his enemies that he left factory alike to the bar and the ***
the practice of law for a year or public.—Dublin Telephone.
In this issue of the Courier,
Ben Palmer announces as a can-
didate for re-election to the office
The record of the Erath dis- of District Attorney of the 29th
trict court for two terms shows Judicial District, subject to the
matter of fact wefe this true that of all the criminal cases tried Democratic primaries to beheld
thousands of'our greatest men there were only two acquittals. July 23 1910.
would have been retired from At Glen Rose there have only Ben Palmer, who is ohr present
office years ago ^fecause of this been two acquittals since Ben District Attorney, is a faithful
desire to get into communion* Palmer has been district attorney, and efficient officer, whose record
with nature occasionally. In the At Palo Pinto out of 11 cases speaks for itself, and with which
prosecution of offenders against ftried at last term of court there th« voters are so well acquainted
the law Mr. Palmer does his work were 10 convictions, which seems that a comment from us is un-
in a dignified way, relying mainly to be a wholesome cleaning out necessary. —Gordon Weekly
on facts and not on personal abuse of criminals. In Hood county 4 Courier,
of the prisoner to secure a con- felony cases were tried and there
viction, and his success is written were four convictions. This rec- .
in the records of the various ord for the judicial district evi- ®^.r- Palmer is one of the most
counties of this district, and is dences that District Attorney efficient district attorneys in the
evidence that the following of the Palmer has done a vast amount . As stated above, he has
plow a few months in the year of hard work, for it is no small minimized crime in this county,
has not destroyed his usefulness job in getting witnesses and at- In. ‘act> *las 80 .managed the
as a district attorney. tending to all the minor details, docket m this county
A Friend. of a case in order t© secure a con- that there is little on it. With
Stephenville Tribune. viction.-—Stephenville Tribune ml1 due defference to other district
Julv lfi 1909 attorneys in this district, Ben
juiy Palmer has surpassed them all.
* * • ‘ ‘Old honest’ ’ Ben, as he is known
in this county, gets around in a
It is gratifying to know that nice smooth way, kind and plea-
announcement of Hon. Ben Pal- the law is being well enforced in sant to all, but very decisive in
mer for the orice of District this, the 29th Judicial District,'action, and before the average
Attorney, Mr. Palmer has made and as a result crime is on the criminal knows it he has him on
the district a painstaking and decrease. The only way to pre- the road to the pen. Ben is not a
efficient officer. Has ever been vent crime is by rigid enforce- man of great fuss and feathers,
able prosecuting all wrong doing, ment of the criminal laws. Ben but is very effectual in the prep^-
but not to the extent of perse- Palmer, our present district at- aration and development ot his
curing. Mr. Palmer stands for torney, is making a fine record, cases. The people of Palo Pinto
civic as well as political cleansness He is prosecutor, and not perse- county know Ben, and have learn-
and if elected he will no doubt cutor; he is conservative yet firm, etl to rely on his ability asapros-
still be a credit to the district and During his term of of office he ecutor, and know when he goes
an ut^e representative of the has thoroughly demonstrated his a ,er the average criminal that if
state. —Lipan Register. ability to cope with the best legal, there is any shot at all “Old Hon-
talent in the district. "Old Hon- est Ben” will put him in the pen
*•* est Ben”as he is familiarly known if the evidence justifies same.
in his home county, is best ap- His friends in this county are
Hon. Ben Palmer was over first predated where he is best known, legion, and when the line up
of the week shaking hands with Our people seem to be well sat- comes, Ben Palmar will be three
Dublin friends, and incidentally isfied with his services, says one lengths and a nose ahead,
reminding them that he is still in of his friends. See Mr. Palmer's —Palo Pinto Star.
We take pleasure in calling the
attention of our readers to the
valley. The maid of honor Miss
Ross of Henderson, was dressed
in white lingerie, and her boquet
was white carnations pnd ferns.
Mr. Champ Brown of'McAlis-
ter. Oklahoma, was best man.
two weeks of hard work has com-
pleted its labors. There were 12
applicants for first grade and 53
for second grade.
The successful applicants for
teachers certificates are as fol-
from the home of Mr. Misen-
heimer near Sikippers Gap one
day recently,, plead guilty before
Judge Keith Monday and the’ver-
dict was. two. years in the Re-
formatory. Judge Keith ex-
plained to thie youthful defendants
that they,, having been tried un-
der the Juvenile Act might by
good behavior in future escape
punishment, and that he would
release them for the time being,
but they must bear in mind that
the slightest infraction, even
roaming about the streets in an
idle manner, might cause him to
have them brought in apd
sentenced. Claud Hoover and
Robert Culp are sensible looking
children and appeared in deep
earnest as they promised the
ITS NO USE-HE WON'T SCARE
And still another plan to scare
honest Bill Poindexter out of the
governors race fails.
The latest attempt was a letter
published in the Dallas News of
Tuesday and purpoting to be from
Senator Bailey, in which consid-
erable of a boost appeared be-
tween the lines for Mr. Colquitt.
It was addressed to one S. L.
Russell. Plainview, Texas.
Now come Senator Bailey, by
telegraph, claiming that he has
never written a letter to Russel
or anyone slse which could possi-J
bly be construed that under any
circumstances he would sup-
port Colquitt against Judge Poin-
dexter. Now also comes J. E.
Lancaster a prominent lawyer of
Plainview with the information
; no such man as S.L. Russell
Here Misses Bennett and Crouse
In the library Miss Mortherahed
and Mrs. Roy Bledsoe showed to
the guests, the many beautiful
presents, and from there ushered
them into the parlor.
Lohengrin’s bridal chorus was
sung by a dozen trained voices
and then followed a beautiful so-
lo: "I Love you Dear Heart,” by
Mrs. Willis Higginbotham.
To the strains of Mendelssohms
wedding march, played by Miss
Byrd,, the bridal party passed
through an isle formed by little
girls dressed in white and carry
ing ropes of white ribbon and
The bride and groom stood un
der an arch of magnolias, where
'in air dense with the perfume of
flowers, their two lives were
made one by the solemn words
of Rev. Randolph Clark.
The bride was dressed in a go-
gown* and carried a
Miss Emmie has been reared
in Stephenville, where she is
known by all to be both lovable
and admirable. She is indeed a
woman of sterling worth and
The groom is a successful drug-
gist in Henderson, and what is
of more interest to the friends of
the bride, he is a young man of
high ideals and the courage of
Many friends were at the station
to bid the happy couple good-bye,
and generously showered them,
with both rice and good wishes.
The honeymoon will be spent in
Vicksburg,[Mississippi, and other
cities, after which they will be
at home in Henderson Texas.
Result of Teachers Examination
First Grade good for six years:
Mrs. Edna Covey, O. E. Covey,
Stephenville; Owen Kelley,Huck-
First grade good for four years:
TW. C. Cantrell, Bluffdale; Rufus
Parks, Mack Taylor, Bunyan;
Ernest L. Winn. Huckabay, T.D.
Second grade, good for three
years: Mrs. Afton Aycock, Ste~
phenville; E. J. Covey, Bluffdale;
Porter Gentry, Willmuth Kelley,
Oscar Hood,Huckabay; Elizabeth
Laughlin, Morgan Mill; J. D. Oli-
ver, Mattie Winn, Roy L. Tate,
Third grade good for one year;
Maud Wells, Stephenville; B. H.
Lancaster, Dublin; Claud Law-
don, Alexander; Monroe Robin-
son, De Leon.
court they would be good. They
claimed that hunger led them to
The county examining board
for school teachers, composed of
J. E. Nel
Plead Gaiilty to Stealing Pie.
The two boys charged with
appropriate the pies, but they
were sorry for it The officers
y determined in their in-
tention to put a stop to the various
'orms of mischief being wrought
y small boys in this county, and
they are anxious that all parents
and guardians be put upon notice.
The Juvenile Act affords the
courts a way to put a check to
kWy depredators, add Judge
Keith and county attorney Coa
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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. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth877925/m1/4/: accessed August 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Stephenville Public Library.