The Lampasas Daily Leader. (Lampasas, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 164, Ed. 1 Tuesday, September 15, 1914 Page: 1 of 4
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The Lampasas Daily Leader
Lampasas, Texas, September 15, 1914
OP MODISH MILLINERY
Bought at an opportune time and in no little quantities, this wonderful lot of chic new
models will not only enable the fashionable woman who is economically inclined to have
two new hats, but several new ones at the ordinary price of one.
Among this special lot are smart little sailors of velvet with stick-ups of aigrette, and
novelty ribbons, some with the notably new transparent brims, some trim-
med with foliage of silver, etc. In fact, at this very time in Lampasas, even
in larger cities, you will find like values bearing price tickets marked $7.50,
$8.00 and probably $10. During our PRE-OPENING SALE TOMORROW
you may choose from this lovely collection at
Stokes Brothers (Sr Company^
The People Who Sell It For Less
' ‘When Romance Game to TLnne"
Imp—Rural Comedy Drama in 2 parts. A
picture produced in the country amid the
fields and flowers-something to make you
laugh in every'foot of the picture.
Qut of the Vafley**Victor, One part
Western Drama. See how Warren Kerrigan
out-wits the Red Skins.
Cemetery Ass'n, Benefit all this Week.
COZY Stands for Quality
Our County Schools.
(In Four Parts—Part Four.)
Let us continue our thoughts
on the schools, considering three
First. The subject of the dis-
tricts is one of the most compli-
cated things in the problems of
the schools. However, it should
not be so considered. The com-
munities have the same thing to
contend with in the situation of
churches, shops, postoffices, doc-
tors, and even towns. Every
man cannot have these at his
door. A man can get in an out
of the way place in relation to
almost anything. The districts
should be drawn not by space,
but by the number of scholastics.
Strength and not distance should
commend a school. As the
schools are largely supported by
the tax payers, a few contrary
men should not be allowed to
draw off, and set up where this
tax money can do the least good.
The districting should bear this
Second. The problem of the
district is to have its futujjp solu-
tion in what is known as “the
free delivery of school children.”
This is done by a system of con-
veyances, one on each main road
leading to the school. It is now
in successful operation in many
places. It is just as feasible as
the R. F. D. system of the mails.
When enough of us see this, the
problem of the distance to the
school house will disappear. But
someone will doubtless say you
are wild, all this costs money.
Let me tell you something. I
know a school in this county—it
is the Unity school with Walter
Walker as superintendent—which
by its merits has broken over the
district lines, and is taking stu-
dents five and six miles away.
I could have gone there most any
day during the last two sessions
and counted horses, vehicles,
feed, etc., enough to maintain a
public outfit for each of the five
main roads to the school. These
people are already at the expense.
All they lack in having free de-
tivery is agreement and organ-
Third. The school tax. This
is the most reasonable and profit-
able tax we pay. It has three
splendid virtues. One is, it gives
an opportunity for the exercise
of the benevolent idea which ev-
ery man needs. Another is, this
tax put in schools, puts up the
price of real estate in the com-
munities. It does this perhaps
more readily and thoroughly than
any one thing. If you want to.
sell out, get your neighbors to-
gether and build a good school.
Third, it makes living in the
country more desirable. As ed-
ucation and information spread,
rural life is more pleasant. For
these reasons men without chil-
dren to send ought to pay this
tax. They get a benefit if not in
the education of their own chil-
dren, in other things. Pardon a
personal reference: I have nev-
er sent to school a day in this
county, and never expect to, yet
I pay the tax. I have been com-
pensated many times over.
Finally. No amount of opposi-
tion, or obstacles of any and all
kinds shbuld prevent our having
these improved schools. We
can’t do without them, We shall
go to the bad. It is not a ques-
tion of the cost or trouble. The
children are involved together
with every other noble consider-
ation. Let us make the school
first. W. H>McGee.
Col. C. R Hubbard writes from
Jonesville, Michigan, that he and
Mrs. Hubbard will leave that
place in a few days for Chicago,
and that they will be at home
early in October. He is having
a fine time, in the scenes of his
early life and says, “everything
is prosperous, crops and fruit
plentiful, eating most bountiful
and good.” Friends here will be
pleased to learn that this worthy
couple are enjoying life to the
Rev. C. V. Carroll, now making
his home at Belton, spent part of
Monday here on his return from
Burnet, where he had been to
conduct a special service.
The grand jury is again in ses-
sion, after several days of rest.
This is the inquisitorial body,
and will further investigate such
crimes as may have been com-
mitted in this county.
The farmers are certainly busy
picking cotton, though the price
is very discouraging.
Mrs. Watson has been quite
sick but is much better at this
We are glad to state that Lew-
is Criswell is on the farm again.
We are always glad to welcome
him in our neighborhood.
Grandma Dick, who has been
visiting her son, Will Dick, at
Winters, has returned home.
Huling Bean and his sister,
Miss Emma Belle, and Mis6 Nel
lie Lloyd left Gravel Hill Sunday
for Lampasas where they will at-
tend the public school this ses-
Mrs. J. E. Stevenson, who has
been spending the summer here
with her mother, Mrs. Rhoda Al-
len, left Tuesday morning for her
home in Ft. Worth. Mrs. Allen
is expecting to leave the latter
part of this week for Brownwood.
We certainly will miss them in
our Sunday school and prayer-
We meet each Wednesday
night for prayer meeting, and
Sunday school at 3 o’clock on
Persey Landry, of Center, was
an Ogle visitor Sunday.
Most everyone in our neigh-
borhood was present at the clos-
ing revival services conducted
by Bro. Hardison of Lampasas
Sunday. Bro. Hardison’s lec-
tures were excellent.
Ross Ramsey and family were
visitors at the home of Jop Wat-
Clarence Hastings of Lampa-
sas is baling hay this week for
the following parties: C. E. Dan-
iels, E. J. Daniels, Will Lock-
hart, E. B. Aguaire and Alvin
Dee Phelan and Arthur Love-
lace were Sunday visitors in
Miss Abbie Garner, of the
Rock Church community, a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. P.
Garner, is numbered among the
pupils in the Lampasas schools,
and will make her home for the
session with her sister, Mrs.
Colquitt Signs Emergency Bill for
Austin, Tex., Sept. 14.—The
emergency warehouse measure
became a law of the state at 3:30
o clock this afternoon, when
Governor Colquitt gave it his ap
proval and signature. The bill
was signed by Speaker Terrell a
few minutes before 3 o’clock and
by President Pro Tern Warren of
the senate at 3:15. Five minutes
later it was placed on the gov-
ernor s desk. The necessary
machinery of the state to estab
lish warehouses and put the sys
tern in operation as provided in
the law will be put in motion
without a day of delay by W. W.
Collier, commissioner of insur-
ance and banking. The emer-
gency warehouse measure was
the first bill introduced at the
present session and had been
traveling and halting along the
legislative road up. till the time it
felt the scratch of the governor’s
The officers and teachers of
the Baptist Sunday school are
requested to be prompt in their
attendance upon the meeting to-
night at the church. It is pro-
posed to grade the pupils of this
school, and we want the pres-
ence, assistance and co-opera-
tion of every officer and teacher.
Please be present. J. N. How-
buy your tablets, pencils, pens,
school bags, book straps, lunch
baskets, and all such school sup-
plies, at Stevens Racket Store.
Mrs. L. T. Oeding and her lit-
tle son are at home from Burnet,
where they spent more than a
week with relatives and friends.
Mrs. John Oliver is spending
this week with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. A. Faires, at or near
E. H. Wynne, of Temple, spent
part of Monday and Tuesday
here on business. He was once
among the leading business men
of Lampasas, and owned the
home now occupied by T. R. Col-
bert and family.
(The Santa Fe Eating Station)
Chas. Wachendorfer, Mgr.
A HOTEL OF QUALITY
Newly Furnished Best Service
Rates: $2Q0 per Day
Attention given for Special Occasions
Make Our Lobby Your Headquarters
NOTE—The Wachendorfer Hotel
will continue at the same stand at the
same rate ($ 1.00 per day and under
the same management.
The following is the weather
forecast as reported by the gov-
Tonight and Wednesday, prob-
The nicest tablets, pencils,
lunch baskets, etc., at
Stevens Racket Store.
Wheat Will Be in Demand.
A McKinney grain dealer is
offering to take all of the wheat
grown by Collin county farmers
in 1915 at $1 per bushel.—Clarks-
The maker of that offer is a
wealthy miller and a thoroughly
responsible individual. While of
course he did not have any idea
of contracting for all of Collin
county’s wheat at $1 a bushel he
probably did intend to convey
his oonviction that wheat would
be as good for a dollar a bushel
next year as Government bonds
are good for per value. Un-
doubtedly there will be a world-
wide demand for American
breadstuffs next year, and if
wheat is to be high priced, corn
and oats and kindred grains will
be high priced, also. The Euro-
peans are destroying most of their
1914 crops, and Russia, greatest
of wheat growers, will be in no
condition to produce a full crop
next year. The same condition
applies to practically all of grain-
growing Europe, an d logically
the demand for American grains
will be tremendous.—Dallas
When you want any article of
merchandise, buy it of a reliable
home dealer, that the profit may
remain to enrich the community.
Send your money abroad only
for what you cannot purchase at
home. Home talent, home labor,
home industry, home capital,
and home pleasures are things to
be fostered, encouraged and pat-
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Vernor, J. E. The Lampasas Daily Leader. (Lampasas, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 164, Ed. 1 Tuesday, September 15, 1914, newspaper, September 15, 1914; Lampasas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth897637/m1/1/: accessed November 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lampasas Public Library.