The Bonham News (Bonham, Tex.), Vol. 52, No. 97, Ed. 1 Tuesday, March 26, 1918 Page: 1 of 4
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The Bonham News
BONHAM. FANNIN COUNTY, TEXAS. TUESDAY. MARCH 26, 1918
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wmuomnmtnfflmtnmjmjwumammnmmommmcmmimnnnnogngag||^ BRITISH ARE
BOMBARDED FALLING BACK
are here now and await your
interested inspection. We say
‘ interested” advisedly. They are
built specially for boys who are
anywhere from fifteen to twen-
ty—but they are clothes with
the twenty-one year look A deft
combination of Younger Young
Men’s fit and Young Men s style,
put over in classy materials. Get
your fill looking at them—take
your time buying them. You'll
have great fun wearing tram.
MONSTER GERMAN GUN LOCAT-1 GERMANS ARE DESPERATE SAC-
ED 76 MILES AWAY DROP 10- 1 RIFICING THOUSANDS OF MEN
INCH SHELLS IN CAPITAL i TO FORCE A DECISION
Berlin, via. Londan, March 24.—
Paris has been bombarded by German
The withdrawal of the British forces
along the battle front in France was
. L. BODGE
THE GOOD CLOTHES STORE
Ask For Thrift Stamps
J. L. Durham and Sussie Farris.
Dewey Hall and Lula Clark.
Bill Wier and Maud Pearson.
Jim Reddles and Ina Brondrick.
Paul Allen and Inez Dulaney
Joe Femenvez and Refryiz Lara.
Wat Finney and Dossie.B. Easter.
Roy Chaffin and Francis Roberts.
Andrew Stephens and Siddie Alorris
.ELEGANT HOME NEARLY DONE
The elegant new home of Mr. and
Mrs. J. M. Wells, on West Fifth street
is fast nearing completion. When it
! is finished it will be quite an orna-
ment to that street, as it is one of
the costliest structures eve*" erected
in the city.
CORN IS COMING l p
CARD OF THANKS
We want to thank our friendc and
neighbors for visiting our home dur-
ing our days of sorrow and grief over
the death of our dear son, Rufus-, who
died so far away from home.
Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Anderson.
In many localities the farmers have
been a little Slow in getting their
corn planted, but in others it is up
and doing nicely, there being enough
moisture in the ground to give it a
good send-off. Rain must come soon,
however., if it thrives.
War Savings Certificates
and Thrift Stamps
As a service both to you and to the
Government, we should be glad to sell
them to you.
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We still have a number of unde-
livered Liberty Bonds. If y mrs is
among this number, please call for
FIRST STATE BANK
(UAIIANTY PUS® BANK
i ‘Oi g-aistance guns, according to the i long ago planned in the event of the
| German official communication issued Germans attacking in great force,
tonight. ' • This announcement comes from
'V\e have bomberued the fortress the British front through the Asso-
oi Paris with long distance guns." the ciated Press correspondent, who de-
statement says. j .scribes the operation of the British
Paris, March 24. — The German i Army as ii masterly withdrawal,
monster cannon which ha. been made possible by gallant shock troops
bombarding Paris has been located in'in the front lines, who checked the
the torest of St. Gobain, west of |advance of the Germans, while ertil-
Laon, and exactly 122 kilometers (ap-j lery, machine gun and rifle fire
proximateiy <6 miles) from the Paris j w >>rked appalling slaughter among the
City Hall. I masses of German infantry as they
I he gun bombarded Paris during were sent forward, thus enabling the
the greater part of .Sunday, The <lay men body of the British troop- to fall
v as ushered in by loud explosions back deliberately and without confus-
from the ten-inch shells, and immed- ion to the line of the Sommi River.
int-ely the alarm to take cover was
sounded. This occurred at 6:55
o'clock and many persons sought shel-
ter. but greater numbers of them ap-
peared in the streets on their way to
the churches, which were almost as
well filled as usual. The women who
This army it is declared, has been
conserved, and up to the present very
few counter-attacks have been made
against the Germans. Where the
British have stormed the Germans'
newly acquired positions they have
driven them back. But each mile of
seli palm leaves on Palm Sundays advance makes the bringing up
did their usual thriving business.
At first the shells began arriving
at intervals of twenty minutes, and
thr detonations, considering the Sun-
day calm, seemed lounder than those
of Saturday. Their power to dis-
turb the equanimity of the populace,
however, seemed iess, the people re-
fusing to be distracte/i from their
Sunday habits to any great extent.
supplies to the German artillery and
infantry more and more difficult, and
unquestionably the British strategy
a demonstrated since the beginning
of the great attack is to let the ene-
my, so far as he may, wear himself
out against a powerful defense.
The tow-n of Chauny, soqthwest of
St. Quentin, situated on the road to
Contpiegne, the gateway to Paris, has:
for the benefit of that portion of ! been occupied by-the Germans, and,
ti.e populace which had been led.to-be- according to the Berlin official coni-
lieve the Germans had broken through ' nmnications, everywhere between tae
the line and were bombarding Paris ; Somme and Oise Rivers’the Germans
Irom near-by positions, a semi- jf- are pressing their advantage,
ficial note was issued cluing then In addition to Chauny the Germans
day. I nis warned th people against are claiming the capture of both
believing pessimistic reports. , Peronne and Ham, and tc have in-
Ihe T ranch front is intact.” said, creased t*he number of prisoners tak-
th« note. "Any assertion.to the con- en to more than 3U,OO0 in addition to
trary is a lie.’ goo guns and large stores of war ma-
The bombardment of the capital terials.
ended around 1 o’clock and as late as It now has been definitely ascer
■i o'clock no explosions had been heard tamed That considerably more than a
for mol tiian an hour. The “clear j million Germans have been Drought
signa was sounded at 3:30 o’clock, j to the western front in au endeavor
Although during the earlier hours to crush the British Army holding
of the bombardment the Shells afriv- the line from the region or Arars to
e 1 in twenty-minute intervals later in the south of St. QuenGn.
the day they began arriving fifteen it is* claimed also by the Germans
minutes on the average, and fonn- of that American and French regiments
them fell twelve minutes apart. w hich were brought -up to .reinforce
In military circles the belief was the British have been defeated, out
< xpressed that the Germans were us- no further information than this mere
ing two long-distance guns. The Ma- statement has been vouchsafed.
of one of the In their retirement, according .to
in the St. Go- Berlin, the British ere-burning towns
HONEY GROVE AND
TWO LARGEST CITIES IN COUN-
TY CLASP!HANDS IN UNITED
THRIFT STAMP DRIVE*
I he lion and. jamb are lying down
together thes< ■ days—and the iamb is
not on the liside. The hatchet has
been buried, h ritijout the handle being
visible, while the crack in the court-
house is a closed incident.
The why o| all this brotherly love
and sisterly jtharity comes about by-
Bonham and Horiey Grove getting to-
gether. Tuesday Honey Grove was
at home to Bonham in a Thrift Stamp
drive, which >ias already been men-
tioned in tjid papers, and Friday a
return date at Bonham showed that
peace on eartjh ajnd good will to men
was at hand, insofar as these two
cities are concerned. Wefre it half as-
lovely on the [Western Front the Dove
of Peace w-ould ’be perched on every
ver banner, knd the muffled roll of
the war drum \yould be heard no
At 1:45 a party of Bonham folks
Arm’ll certainly not fell at your*
best unless you have something
new in Footwear for Easter
Sunday. Every Spring Suit
and every new and dainty Dress
will need new footwear!
White, Grey, Ivory and black
kid Boots, Oxfords Pumps and
Slippers in all of the latest
stales for women.
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'Men's and Boys’ Shoes and
Orfords, Misses and Children’s
Shoes and Slippers.
I ; ; V ; It '
went to the
to Bois d’Ar
met the Hon
tin says the position
guns was established
bain forest, which would place it'
somewhat farther south than had
been believed and in the wooded area.
This position would bo about seven-
ty miles from Paris.
aid villages behind them. Tlrs
statement, however, seeming'y is can
; ble of oeing received with reserve,
a. the Germans themselves, in their
famous “stategic” retirement left ';t-
t x. standing in the territory they
evacuated, even denuding the country
djNide east of town on the
gcod roads, jvhere the waters flow
towards' Sloan’s creek on the cast and
on the west, end there
y Groveites, bringing
B^nhpm, some tixty-fi
Arriving on the square
parade was made up North Cent
to Tenth street, thence down Nor
Main ^o the square. Arriving at tl
latter place, an immense crowd im-
mediately gathered to listen to the
speech of J. H. JLo\
introduced by President Philip Wise,
o the Board of Trade. During the
speech it began to rain, and the speak-
ex- and audience adjourned to the dis-
trict court room, Jude Denton having
stoped a murder trial for the occasion.
Rev Rex B. Wilkes followed Mr. Low--
ry’s splendid speech, and made r. good
one himself. Also Master Pope Ar-
thur Lawrence, of Honey Groev, en-
tertained the audience in a very cap-
Altogether the af-
more than passing
one from which much
fair ws one of
wrll be deri
Honey Grave’s juvenile band was on
hand to makje merry music for all, and
at the close of the meeting c min-
the Thrift Stamp
strel band that
town, played a
happened to be in
concert on the square
the secretary of the
which the entire, city enjoyed
much, the band having kindly
MEN CALLED TO
APPEAR FRIDAY O S. EXPERT ON
loaned by the
on request of
More Thrift Stamp meetn
the county are contemplated, The idea
being to take Bonham and Honey
Grove to the next place, and then all
Ox' those to another town, until the
whole of the county is in line so it
w ill' be impossible for ,D- W. Hume to
return and tell us to our faces that
we are only 258th in the State, be- j
cause there is no 259th county in ’
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WAR SAVINGS STAMPS
ISSUED BY THE
« AD Ni
TRY US FOR
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FIFIEEN WHITE MEN AND TWO
ALTERNATES CALLED PY THE ;
F annin County's quote of white j
men to go to the training camp next
K) SPEAK IN BONHAM THURS-
DAY. FARMERS AND OlHERS
INVITED TO HEAR HIM
fOW OFTEN HAVE YOU LOOKE
I'or a receipted bill—one of those accounts which you
know you have paid, hut simply misplaced the receipt?
< areful about your business matters perhaps, hut such
mistakes will occur.
A ( heck account «n this hank will *.ol\e these perplev-
ing problems, he it your business or household affairs.
l.et this bar>k keep your books. ) ou get a receipt in
the check, a record on the stub and your finances are
always well in hand!
Keep your checking account with this hank.
First National Bank
1- ridiu ii 15. The Local Boaid hia.-
nutil'ied that number, also tv.o alter-
nates to appear on that day. They
will leave on the 1:20 train. A num-
ber of colored men, whose names we
have not obtained, will leave on Sun-
I lie name.- ol the whit*- men are as
Granville O. Craft. Handopn
Van A Gaiiious. Charlie. Texas.
Hark* >s \\ Meiton. Soper, Ok:aT
Dennis E. Eaton. Ector, TcaU*.
Ja.-. H. Lyuay. Honey. Gt&vc*
Key Gravely. Dodd City, P.. 1.
Memory H. Telly? Wolfe Tit.:
Riley Blak , Dodd City.
•las. Phillips, Trenton
C o' uinbus -C. Baker, lvanhoe. R. 1.
Rogers C. Littreii. Direct R I.
< arl l. ttle, Ladonit. Texas
D.-tar T. Earnheart, Trenton
Iro A. Marshali. Ravenna. R. i.
Jno. Lee Simpson. Ladonra
' atvin D. More, t.amasco
E<f Stokes. Monkstbwn.
Am in receipt of the following mes-
BSgi*, which relates to a very inipor- j
Austin. Texas, March 23, 1918.—
l’ridmore, fertilizer expert, will ar-
rive in Bonnam Wednesday evening
from Denison. Please advert'se him
ar.d get good hearing, including many-
i fan ners a.- possible. Speaking Thurs-
!day. B. F. JOHNSON.
Mr. J. T . Pridmore, of Atlanta,
< icorgia, the man referred o above,
’ is considered one of the greatest au-
thor.ties in the country on this sub-
ject. He is sent out by the U. S.1
Government on this, work, and I ask
tl at all of our farmers who can be
b< here to hear his address, which
will take place Thursday at 2 o’clock
in ’he court house.
C. R. INGLLSH,
County TOod Administrator.
MADE TRIP TO WINDOM
i.iiT.n Hi \\ EST \ IRT.lxl V
A party of Bonhain citizens were
in Windo’i! last night, tlv occasion be-
ing a meeting account of goon roads
to he voted on. in that locality goon.
* Judge T enner Leslie and oth* rs ad
\\ a=sor. left »-f■-ter,lay at - (Ire.-.-ed the voters of that road pre-
Virginia, cir.et with regard to the'election, urg-
in goverr?ment work,' ing all to vote for the. roads apd help
f|rooi Uncle m this manner to fill in thr gaps in
age the county.
A I her’
terrooT! for Charlotte. We.-t
v here he will b<
hav r^g accepted a call
Sam. Albert is over the draft
l ♦. but he is rea’dy to Ho his part,
and it he wgre of the draft age he
v ouid be in the army right now. ,Suc-
eel: to you,
Ntilch Cow Fpr Sale-—A Jersey that
^ives 4 gallons w-eighed milk ner nav;
yhv. v-:fh of fr«th in April — Rg» Arthur T.
bridge* City T**a^ Jit
The War Is On
To Win We Must Do Our Part
Produce all you possibly can on your land.
To do so you must use the best tools.
Our stock comprises the BEST That MOD-
ERN FACTORY and HUMAN INGENU-
ITY can produce.
BETTER SEE OUR STOCK
THE HARDWARE PEOPLE
• HONE Ml. 12
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Dicus, L. E. The Bonham News (Bonham, Tex.), Vol. 52, No. 97, Ed. 1 Tuesday, March 26, 1918, newspaper, March 26, 1918; Bonham, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth913732/m1/1/?rotate=180: accessed October 31, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bonham Public Library.