The Stephenville Empire. (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 39, No. 2, Ed. 1 Friday, September 16, 1910 Page: 1 of 8
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STEPHEN VILLE, TEXAS; FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1910.
Every Day We Receive NEW GOODS.
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Big line well assorted Tailor Suits for Ladies in the new
colors and weaves.
Ladies Hats—We have the largest assorted stock of millinery
ever shown by us. Miss Alice Smith has charge of our
millinery department and will be glad to help you in the
selection of your headwear.
Ladies Tailored and Dress Skirts—We are giving special
discounts on all our skirts.
Black and in colors $3.50 to $6.50 each. You will be sur-
prised when you see these underskirts.
Black Heatherbloom Underskirts from 75c to $2.50, best
• values on earth.
Special prices placed on staple goods—Domestic, Cotton
Checks, Ginghams, Outing etc. We will save you money
Holeproof Hosiery—Guaranteed for 6 months no holes.
Same prices you pay for other hose.
Shoes for the whole family—Brown Shoe Co., Walk-Over,
Krohn Fechheimers’ Red Cross Shoes. We repair all rips
free. We sell the best shoes made and for less money.
Grips, Trunks and Suit Cases on special sale, we are
making attractive prices on these. Let us show you.
"We operate on cash irtethods, we can save you money on
anything in Dry Goods, Millinery, Shoes and Furnishings.
Try us on your next bill, our prices are right.
Safest Place to Trade
West Side Square
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VICTIM OF ASSAULT
Found in a Box Car at Fort
Worth with His Scull
Martin Wright of this city, a
son of Joe A. Wright, in his nine-
teenth year, was found lying in
a pool of blood in a box car in the
Texas and Pacific yards at Fort
Worth at 10 o’clock Wednesday
morning. A gaping wound in
his forehead accounted for the
bloody pool. A passing pedes-
train chanced to look into the
car and see the young man and
notified the railway people. Con-
cerning his condition we clip the
following from the Record of
yesterday morning: •
"Young Wright was taken to
the Medical College hospital,
where an examination disclosed
that his skull was fractured and
that he was in a precarious con-
dition from concussion of the
The wounded man was un-
its throughout the day and
sufficiently to tem.’M
talk, it will not be known how
the wound was received.
"Because of the absence of
blood except on the floor of the
car it was the prevailing opinion
of city authorities who went to
the scene, that young Wright
was struck with a blunt instru-
ment in the hands of a tramp,
and that his injury was not caus-
ed by the railroad cars.
"The nature of the wound
made it imperative that an oper-
ation be performed, and^his was
done at 6 o’clock Wednesday af-
ternoon by several local physi-
cians. Late Wednesday night
the young man was in a preca-
rious condition and little hope of
his recovery was expressed by
the hospital attendants.
"The young man came to Fort
Worth about ten days ago from
Stephenville, where he had work-
ed with his father throughout the
summer. All of the money he
had with him waa^spent while
he was here, but Sunday suffi-
cient funds to pay his transpor-
tation home was secured and he
left the city, telling friends that
he was going home. He was not
seen again until Wednesday morn-
ing, when he was found in the
t ox car near the Powell pumping
plant of the city waterworks sys-
WITH ERATH BAPTISTS
The Little Town Handsomely
Caring for Messengers
and Visitors to the
Alexander, Tex., Sept 14, 1910
Never before in the history of
this place has there been so many
preachers and deacons and church
members generally, within its
borders-at one time.
' The occasion is the Twenty
Third annual session of the Erath
Baptist Association, and about
40 of the 48 churches are repre-
sented, Some of them quite
numerously so. There are also
brethren present from all of the
This has been the best first day
the Association has ever had; at
least thats what some of the old
State superintendent Sf mis-
sions, Rev. F. M. McConnell, Dr.
Kessler of Baylor University,
Rev. J. B. Fletcher of Clifton
and Rev. H. H. Street of Steph-
enville have made helpful talks
on the work, and Rev. W. R.
Allmon of Thurber and Rev. L. J.
Mims of Brownwood have occu-
pied the preaching hours most
The same officers, W. H. Haw-
kins, Ed Fleming and M. L.
Ashworth were reflected mode-
rator, clerk and treasurer re-
Following is a list of the com-
Christian Education—H. H.
Street, W. R. Allman, M. T.
Sunday Schools—M. L. Gib-
son, T. A. Howell, John Maxwell.
Assoclational Missions—J. W.
Stewart, W. R. Killian, Paul
Home Missions—J. H. Lee,
W. O. Wright, W. B. Guthrie.
Foreign Missions—G. W. Cling-
on, M. V. Blank, J. B. Duncan.
Books and Periodicals—Claude
Hatchett, Luther Martin, Will
Finance—T. J. Roberson, A. E.
Dunn, B. W. Potts.
Ordained and Unordained Mini-
sters—B. F. Compton, S. B.
Britton, C. R. Alexander-----
Deceased Ministers — J. W.
Green, W.~JL Cumbie, W. M.
Ministerial Education—M. T.
Tucker, H. A. Stone, W. A.
State of Religion—Sam McCoy,
T. J. Apperson, John Adams.
Temperence—J. H. Goodman,
W. O. Wright, Charles Egerman.
Pastoral' Support—J. D. Ger-
reald, L. H. Howell, M. H. Jones.
Aged Ministers Relief—J. J. L.
Vaughan, Luther King, Wade
Buckner Orphan Home—J. R.
Preston, M. O. Cumbie, T. D.
Sacred Music—W. R. Allman,
Mrs. J. P. Tolbert, Ed Johnson.
Names of state mission com-
mittee have been misplaced.
Rev. Street was the chairman
anct the report was an excellent
one, as was also the discussion.
No other committee reported
5l?e pirst ffatiopal Bai?^
OF STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS
The Young Business Man
This is distinctively a bank for the business man.
It knows the business man’s requirements and
makes a specialty of meeting them.
The young man with ability to successfully con-
duct a small business, will be accorded our best
service and consideration.
JI70 pirst ffatiopal Bai?^
Southwest 5ide 5quar?
T. Y. Morrison and Mrs. Jose-
phine Spicer, Esteline, Texas.
A. Y. Williams and Miss Mar-
gie Whitt, Tolar.
M. Villaneva and Miss Lucre-
cia Cubera, Thurber.
N. D. Walker and Miss Ruth
Johnson, Dublin Route 6.
T. J. Johnson and Miss Ola
Ed Pack and Miss Johnnie Bills
J. R. Dacus and Miss »Rose
Metsgar, Chickralop, Ark.
Loddy Gailey and Miss Carrie
Boys to Mr. and Mrs.—
W. 0. Browne, Stephenville.
Richard Currier, Dublin.
Girls to Mr. and Mrs.
Leonard Roberts, Stephenville.
V. R. Jones,
V. E. Wilbanks,
C. M. Stagner,
S. H. Petty,
Jesse Bishop. Harbin.
George Pair, Dublin.
Thomas Holt, Huckabay.
Charley Washburn, "
John W. Morris, Rush Creek,
age 35 years; tuberculosis.
Prof. McDonald had his should-
er dislocated Tuesday while giv-
ing the Academy football squad
some instructions in the game.
The Empire is infbrmed he slip-
ped and fell against a large stone
which caused the injury.
Elder McCarty’s meeting be-
gins at the tabernacle Sunday
Public School Opening.
Race suicide has been discussed
so much that some parts of the
country may be apprehensive of
disastrous results eminating from
that source, but there is no cause
for alarm in Stephenville.
Anyone in attendance upon the
public school opening in this city
Monday morning of this week
will testify to the fact that boys
and girls of all ages are as num-
erous as ever, if not more so, in
this neck of the woods.
Superintendent Sims was visib-
ly well pleased at the presence of
an unusually large number of
parents, as was also every mem-
ber of his well selected faculty.
It was unquestionably the most
propitious start the public school
here has ever had.
Seated on the platform with
the faculty was the entire board
of trustees. Tne chairman of
the board, J. J. Bennett, made
- a few appropriate remarks and~
was followed by President Jen-
nings of Tarleton, and Prof. W.
G. Sears each of whom spoke
briefly and in a way that proves
profitable to schools.
Prof. Sims does not mince
words in telling pupils what the
school expects of them, and by
his candid course of dealing with
them he is well understood by
the six or seven hundred boys
and girls and gets along much
better than would a different
type of man. The Empire be-
leives this will prove to be the
best session our public school has
The teachers in the high school
are: Superintendent Sims, Latin;
Principal W. T. Graves, History;
Mrs.- W. Chamberlin, English;
Miss Mary Marrs, Mathematics;
Prof. Mathias Shaver, sixth grade
The grade teachers are as
follows: Prof. I. B. Cupp, fifth;
Miss Della Barham, fifth; Miss
Lucy Stine fourth; Miss Bess
Simmons, fourth; Miss Kate
Booker, third; Miss Golda Gran-
ger. second: Miss Pyrene Wood,
high first; Mrs. B. E. Cook, low
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Hawkins, W. H. The Stephenville Empire. (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 39, No. 2, Ed. 1 Friday, September 16, 1910, newspaper, September 16, 1910; Stephenville, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth877956/m1/1/: accessed September 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Stephenville Public Library.