The Lampasas Leader. (Lampasas, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 35, Ed. 1 Friday, July 14, 1911 Page: 1 of 8
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Lampasas, Texas, Friday, July 14. 1911.
The farmers are feeling good
over the rain which fell Friday
afternoon, but say they would
Carl Patterson is on the sick
list this week.
Miss Edna Grimes, from near
Gatesville, is visiting relatives
and friends in this neighborhood.
Dick Holly is visiting friends
G. W. McCann and family vis-
ited W. J. Brown’s family at
Tom Ross, of Brownwood, is
visiting his sister, Mrs. Frank
Pruitt. He is sick with typhoid
fever, but we are glad to say he
The infant of Mr. and Mrs.
Biff Green died Saturday morn-
ing and was buried Saturday
afternoon at the Townsen grave
yard. They have our deepest
\ Robt. McCann who is attend-
ing school at Austin, visited his
wife and baby at the home of his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Mc-
Cann, Saturday and Sunday.
Carl Straley spent Sunday in
the School creek community.
Quite a number of young peo-
ple enjoyed a singing at the
home of G. W. McCann Sunday
Homer Preston returned home
Following are the officers ap-
pointed by the commissioners
court to hold the election on the
state-wide prohibition question
in this county July 22, 1911. The
first named in each precinct is
Box 1, Lampasas—J. P. Word,
C. E. Fulton, T. /H. Haynie, C.
Box 2, Nix—R. B. Parker,
Henry Lloyd, W. E. Lane, E.
Box 3, Bend—J. S. Gibson, J.
R. Smallwood, W. 0. Alexander,
J. W. Gibson.
Box 4, Pecan Grove—Jim Bur-
rell, F. E. Bear, W. D. Grimes,
Box 5, Straley—Walter Walk-
er. J. A. Clements, P. A. Le-
Compte, R. E. Patterson.
Box 6, Gholson—Frank Ghol-
son, Bud Higgins, Jno. Taylor,
Box 7, Lometa—F. W. Dent,
Will Wittenberg, J. E. Babcock,
F, E. Whitmire.
Box 8, Kempner—D. W. Tay-
lor, W. S. Pickett, W. W. Brown,
W. S. Baird.
Box 9, Rock Church—J. B.
Williams, J. W. Duke, C. T. Clay-
ton, W. B. Walker.
Box 10, Fowler Valley—W. S.
Cunningham, J. W. Poore, N. H.
Gann, W. B. Hensley.
. Box 11, Lampasas—W. A.
Sunday after a two weeks visit | Craf^, M. N. Carter, J. N. How-
with relatives at Evant. : ard_ G w Shanks
Quite a number of people en- j Box ^ Atherton_F. D. Rich.
joyed an ice cream supper at the | ards(m) j w BrookSi c E May_
Dixon drug store Friday night. ben> Homer Hughs
Lum and Monie Scott visited
atTopsy, Saturday ana Sunday.
Mrs. Grace Patterson has been
real sick, but is reported better.
There were a number of young
people from this place who at-
tended preaching at Hines chapel
Sunday night. Among them
were Misses Edna Grimes, Jessie
Donnell, Bernice McCann, Edith
and Fannie Straley, Messrs.
Walter Willy, Clarence Townsen,
Erwin McCann, Victor Donnell,
Election Judges and Clerks.
The law under which the state-
wide election is to be held pro-
vides that there may be the reg-
Commissioners Court Proceedings.
It is ordered by the court that
the following be and they are
hereby appointed county school
ular force used in all ordinary • trustees for Lampasas county,
elections, and stipulates that;towit: - - S
where a demand is made, there
may be in addition a supervisor
for each side in the contest. This
would require six men to hold
the election at each voting box
in the county.
Under the ruling of the attor-
ney general, county commission-
ers are authorized to reduce this
force by having the county
chairmen of the opposing fac-
tions nominate, or select, such
persons as may be agreed upon
to hold this election, and thus
have each party properly repre-
sented without the additional
cost and attendance of two clerks
and two supervisors.
The court met this week and
appointed the election boards for
the election which will be held
on the 22nd, and the party chair-
men were present and sanctioned
the action of the court. The list
of officers appears elsewhere.
By this action the court has
saved an expense to the county
of about $100.00 and the election
will be properly held and the re-
turns received just as quickly as
if the board had been burdened
with ten men each.
T. J. Seale, Lampasas R. f. D.
No. 1: Dr. McMullen, Kempner;
S. J. Enochs, Lometa; Walter
Walker, Adamsville; G. D. Scott,
Said trustees to serve until
their successors are elected in
The countjr treasurer was au-
thorized to invest $5000.00 of the
sinking fund on hand in the fol-
lowing bonds owned by the per-
manent school fund of the county
towit: $2000 in Red Bluff bridge
bonds at 4 per cent, and $3000 in
Eagle Ford bridge bonds at 5
Repair bonds, as allowed by
law, were ordered issued for
$1500 to repair Red Bluff bridge,
and $1000 to repair Chestnut
street bridge. These bonds are
to bear 5 per cent interest and
are payable in 20 years, the
county reserving the right to re-
deem them at the expiration of
Off Eor Lampasas.
Belton, Tex., July 12.—C. B.
Smith and family left yesterday
morning for a six week sojourn
-- I in Lampasas. They took with
Prohibition Rally. j them a cook, cow, horses and
At the courthouse Wednesday j surrey. In short everything pos-
night, in lieu of the regular j sible to add to the comfort and
Mrs. Wood Severely Hurt.
Belton, Texas, July 12.—This
afternoon as Mrs. T. K. Wood of
this city was attempting to drive
a cow with a rope around the an-
imal’s neck, the cow became
frightened or in some way be-
came unruly and began running.
Mrs. Wood was jerked through
and against the gate. Her front
teeth were knocked out and she
was injured internally across the
lower part of the chest.
At last report she was resting
very well, but it is not yet possi-
ble to tell how severe her injuries
Mrs. J. B. Whittenberg, of San
Angelo, is a guest at the home of
her mother, Mrs. J. E. Vernor, in
Miss Inez Snow is spending
this week with friends on the
Colorado river, having gone out
with a party from Burnet.
Quite a large number of local
citizens and business men went
out to the Rock church picnic to
hear the speaking on Woodcraft
and State-wide prohibition, as
well as to enjoy the dinner and
witness the baseball games. A
day in the country is good for
the weary town dweller.
A Most Valuable Asset.
One of the great railway sys-
tems has recently issued a pam-
phlet on duties of employes, and
the value of courtesy in small
things is stressed in some strik-
ing paragraphs, which will apply
equally as well to all employes
in any line of business. Read:
Courtesy can neither be bought
nor coerced, but must come
spontaneously from those in
charge of the company’s affairs.
Courtesy and affability do not
require one to be a sycophant,
nor to do or practice anything
humiliating or repulsive to one
of gentlemanly instincts.
While affability to sonle extent,
is a talent, it is also in many
cases genius. The one can be
cultivated, but the other, if not
natural, can be acquired only by
Without bourtesy men with
other talents and qualifications
seemingly sufficient have failed;
with it those lacking in other
ways have been successful.
Many prominent and learned
men have been flattered by a
word of recognition from the
conductor; in what esteem, then,
must his affability be held by
those of less importance or fewer
Every victory over discourtesy
is well worth the effort and makes
a man bigger and stronger and a
more desirable employe. It
brings him nearer promotion and
raises him in the esteem of his
family and friends.
Mrs. J. P. Word has gone to
Bristol, Tennessee, where she
will spend some time with rela-
tives. Mr. Word went with her
as far as Waco.
prayermeetings, those who were
wont to attend, assembled at the
courthouse and listened to an ad-
dress on prohibition by Rev. Ses-
sions, former pastor of the Meth-
odist church here. Any com-
ments on his talk would be super-
fluous to those who had ever
jieard him speak. J. P. Word
and Judge W. B. Abney made
short, but forceful talks. Rev.
H. H. Packer closed with a two
minute talk. The ladies were out
in force.- X
R. M. Jarratt has sold the home
in East Lampasas, which he
bought about a year ago from
John W. Landrum, to Zeno Mil-
ler, who now owns the entire 14
acres formerly owned by Judge
Browning, south of the old fair
grounds, the last purchase in-
cluding the two-story residence.
Mr. Jarratt has purchased 8 1-4
acres on the west side of the
Georgetown road from Will Hall-
mark, and has already com-
menced the work of erecting a
residence upon it. Mr. Jarratt
is a valuable citizen, a skilled
farmer and understands truck
raising as well as how to get the
best result from hogs. The Lead-
er is pleased to know that he is
not to leave Lampasas.
E. J. Bradley and J. P. Word
will speak in the interest of state-
wide prohibition at Nix, Sunday,
Wayne Owen, of Kempner, will
speak on prohibition at Littlefield
school house, Sunday 16th, at 11
o’clock. Everybody invited.
pleasure of the trip. They have
a neat summer cottage on the
Baptist encampment ground and
will remain through the state en-
campment which begins the lat-
ter part of this month and con-
tinues to the middle of August.
Local Option Success.
Brady, July 11.—County court
convened here yesterday and for •
the first term in more than two
years no criminal cases were
tried. The criminal docket of,
this county is lighter now than it
has been at any time since local
option has been in force here
and there are only two cases on
docket charging violation of this
law, and the town is practically
free of the bootlegger element.
The commissioners court has
passed an order changing the
terms of the county court frQm
the second to the third Monday
of each quarter.
Hoke Smith Elected.
Atlanta, 'Ga., July 12.—Gov-
ernor Hoke Smith was elected
United States senator from
Georgia on the first ballot taken
by the house and senate in joint
session at noon today. He suc-
ceeds Joseph M. Terrell, who was
appointed by Governor Brown to
fill the unexpired term of the late
A few words of encouragement
go a long way at times, and es-
pecially with the average news-
paper man. They are so few and
far between they appear like an
oasis in a desert of kicks, roars'
and complaints. Newspaper men,
after all, are only human, and
perhaps do as much or more for
the public weal and the general
good of humanity than lots of
those who find fault with them.
If your local editor or reporter
puts a good one over, pat him on
the back and tell him about it. If
he makes an error, as all of them
do, overlook it,: and hope for
something better next time. None
of them are perfect, and being
human beings, like other people,
are liable to err at times. As a
usual thing other people making
an error are enabled to cover it
up or hide it; when, the newspa-
per man makes one it appears in
black and white and he can’t get
away from it, try as hard as he
may. Another thing, how many
of those reserving or claiming
the right to criticize could do bet-
Miss Virgie Brown, of Lampa-
sas is spending a few days in the
city, as a guest of the Misses Lea
and Laura Colwell.—Brownwood
Some of the young people,
about a dozen couples chaperon-
ed by Mr. and Mrs. Hosea Bailey,
Mr. Ervin and Mrs. Leverett,
went out to the Northington
ranch Wednesday evening for a
moonlight picnic. An elegant
luncheon was served and the
young people agree in pronounc-
ing it a very pleasant affair.
Mrs. Lewis Dorbandt and son,
of Sweetwater, who have been
guests of Dr. J. D. Dorbandt for
several days, have gone to Bur-
net, where they will spend some
time with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Way, who
live two miles northwest of Lam-
j pasas, have as their guests this
j week Mrs. A. J. Philips, of
| Goliad, and Mrs. C. D. Campbell,
List of unclaimed letters for
the week ending today:
Miss Vera Harris, Secundino
Lopez, Jim Stettie, J. E. Steven-
W. H. Webber, P. M. ..
A party from Marlin, composed
of Dr. A. H. Foster, of Caldwell,
F. M. Burkhead, A. Threadgill
and Dr. T. W. Foster, leaving
there at 11 a. m. Wednesday in
an automobile reached Lampasas
at 8 p. m. They go from here to
the Colorado for a few days fish-
Mi-o-na stomach tablets will
put and keep your stomach in
fine shape. They stop stomach
distress, sourness, belching and
heartburn in five minutes. They
banish indigestion. Schwarz &
Hoffmann guarantee them. 50
Miss Myrtle Crouch, of Rogers,
who has been taking the baths^at
Hanna springs for the past week,
has returned home much improv-
Miss Mary Craig, of Knobnos-
ter, Mo., who has been teaching
in Carlton College, Bonham, for
the past nine months, after
spending a week here in camp
with S. T. Southern at Hancock
park, left for her home.
Can’t Be Notaries And Legislators, Too.
Austin, July 12.—The Attorney
General’s department has ruled
that members of the Legislature
who accept the office of notary
public thereby forfeit their seats
in the Legislature.
“But the comforter, which is
the Holy Ghost, whom the Father
will send in Jmy name; He shall
teach you all things and bring all
things to your remembrance,
whatsoever! have said unto you.”
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Vernor, J. E. The Lampasas Leader. (Lampasas, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 35, Ed. 1 Friday, July 14, 1911, newspaper, July 14, 1911; Lampasas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth892576/m1/1/: accessed February 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lampasas Public Library.