The Bonham News. (Bonham, Tex.), Vol. 41, No. 78, Ed. 1 Friday, March 1, 1907 Page: 4 of 4
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Folks in these parts are pretty
well up with their farm work,
and are talking of planting corn
right away. g
The women folks have had to
up on their visiting and go to
gardening, though some are still
waiting for the moon to “get
Wheat is looking a great deal
better than it did a few weeks
ago. The bugs are reported to
be letting up and on this account
a good many oats are being sown.
Mrs. Bustle has been right sick
for several days.
While cutting stalks a few
days ago, Mr. Joe Gilbert was
struck in the eje by a cotton
boll which came near putting
that member out of commission.
The wound was so painful that
a physician was called in. How*
ever, he is getting along very
well at present. >; -
We attended Sunday school at
Orangeville last Sunday while
your Aunt Hannah and the little
Huds and Hannahs spent the
evening at Mn Melton’s.
Messrs. Riley Leever and Bob
Allen, of Leonard, w^re in our
Jimmie D. Wilson, Jr., of
Trenton, attended Sunday school
here last Sundays
Will Foster, of Bachville, at-
tended services here Sunday
Scott Brown was a Bonham
visitor Wednesday. Mr. Brown
has been having some trouble
lately with hit windmill to get
it to run. He held a post-mortum
examination the other day and
fonnd that he had been using
“White Mule” instead of lubri-
cating oil with which to grease
all over the county, he having
stumped the county in the inter-
esst of the Populist party, when
that body was at it’s zenith.
Here’s wishing them success and
Our nephew, Wright Williams,
of Kiowa, I. T., spent the night
with us Thursday.
A quintette of singers from
Whitewright sang here Sunday
evening after Sunday school.
They ate Prof’s. Williams and
Stapleton, Dr. Spindle and two
others, a lady and a gentleman,
whose names we didn’t learn.
We enjoy singing. It is the life
of a community. There is hard-
ly a time but what an appropri-
ate song will enhance or modify
our joys or grief. Song was con-
ceived before this earth was cre-
ated and is the one art that will
live after this world has passed
away. Every one should improve
every opportunity for learning
music and cultivating their
voices, and those who can sing
and won’t sing, ought to be sent
to sing sing.
Ashley, you shouldn’t wool
Uncle Watt so about his article
on long staple cotton. Uncle
Watt was in dead earnest and
has a right to be. You see he
lives on the black land; so does
your Uncle Hud, and from our
experiments ana observations,
we have found that long staple
does not pay on the black land.
Tom Smith visited friends near
Henry Hali was a guest of Miss
Edith Powell Sunday.
George Elam was a pleasant
caller at Mrs. Morrison’s.
Miss Clair Shipman, Mr. Virgil
Gilbert, Miss Laura Burket and
brother, Mj:. Lum Locke were
guests of Miss Cora Reed Sunday.
Mesdames Spencer and Fulse
were welcome callers at Mrs.
Mrs. Woods spent ' Saturday
evening with Mrs. Turner.
Mr. Walter Brown, of Selfs,
visited Direct Sunday.
Messrs. Sam Weaver and Alvis
Brown attended sanctified meet-
ing at Shiloh last week.
Prof. Keeton, our county super-
intendent, visited our school, and
made a nice talk and offered
words of encouragement, which
we all appreciated very much.
H. Purdy and Miss Ola Edwards,
Rev. R. W. Tarpley officiating.
At 5 o’clock supper was an-
nounced. In the nice dining room
was a large table well loaded
with good things to eat. After
supper the crowd began to break
up, all having enjoyed themselves.
Mr. Mason and wife, of White-
wright, came over Saturday and
spent the night with their daugh-
ter, Mrs. Sledge.
John Munlin, of Jones county,
came in Saturday to spend awhile
with relatives here.
Walter Evans, of Madill, I. T.,
is here to attend school at the
Edhube college. He will stay
with his grandmother, Mrs, Tom
Rev. Rosser, of Randolph," filled
his regular appointment here
Dr. Stephens was called to Lan-
nius Sunday evening to see his
D. T. BOYD, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon
Office over Peeler’s Drug Store.
’Phone at residence and office.
DR. J. V. JENKINS,
Office over Hargrove & Reynolds Drug
Store, Bonham, Texas
No work for colored people.
H G. EVANS,
Attorney at Law and
Will practice in all the courts of the
State. Collection of claims will re-
ceive my prompt attention. All no-
tary business solicited, and I guaran-
tee that it will be promptly executed.
"Office on North Side Public Square.
Bonham .... Texas
was complaining of a lame back.
Dug Henry was over and sat
awhile yesterday. He
We decided that we could cure it,
and persuaded him to let us try.
He consented, and we proceeded
to pat on a liberal application of
lightening oil; then some pain
killer; then some snow liniment;
then some more lightning oil,
and after rubbing it in, we ap-
plied a mustard plaster about the
size of a bread pan. This morn-
ing we paid him a professional
visit, but found him no better.
In fact, he’s in a bad way. Says
that it seems like a blacksmith
shop had been set up between
his shoulder blades. Its tunny
why none of that medicine took
■ Mrs. Joe Ross and Mrs. Parri-
gin was over to see us a few days
Mr. Templeton amd son, Chas.,
and Walter Johnson, all of the
Corinth community took dinner
with us one day last week, Mr,
Templeton informed us of the
approaching marriage of his
daughter Miss Claude, to Mr.
Gus Goodman, of Leonard. We
have only known the bride a
short time, but believe her to be
a womanly woman. Mr. Good-
man is well and favorably known
We have been having some
nice farming weather and the
ground is in fine condition and
the farmers are well up with
their work but we are beginning
:o need rain. Most ail are- done
sowing oats; there is a small
crop being sown on account of
the green bugs, and we are fear-
ful now that the small grain
crop will be an entire failure.
We thought a few days ago that
the bugs were giving away, but
now they seem to be. increasing
at a rapid rate and some grain is
already ruined and the balance
badly damaged. If the grain is
destroyed a great deal of land
will have to lay out, as there is
not hands enough in the country
to cultivate it in other crops.
The health in these parts now
seems to be very good. No sick-
ness that we know of.
We had a very good crowd at
preaching last Sunday evening.
Bro. Rosser preached a good
There was a box supper at Ely
on the 22nd, which resulted
raising $37.80. They have had
a sinking school there for two
weeks, being taught by Prof.
Stapleton, of Whitewright; it
will close in three more nights
Misses Nora Elam and Elma I brother-in-law, Mr. Smith.
Rich visited our school Friday. Collie Biggers, who has been
Dr. G. N. Huddle and wife, of sick for several days, is not very
Brookston, visited A. T. Shipman much improved.
and family near Selfs, Sunday. Mr. Edwards is getting along
The people ot this community rather slow, with his crippled
met and cleaned off the New Sa- ankle.
lem graveyard last Friday week, Some of our neighbors are
which improved the looks very planting corn; others wjill begin
much. A. T. Shipman, who, for soon. Some complaint about dry
tbirty-one years, has owned the weather—some say they cannot
New Salem cemetery and adjoin- finish their plowing until it rains.
ing lands, is now appropriating Some don’t want it to rajn for
the forest trees and wood inside Lome titne yet. This time last
the yard to purchase netting vear we were wanting dry weath-
wire to fence same. er. Now. we have too much dry
Capt. Peter Pitts, an aged vet- weather and want it to rain.
eran of the Civil war, was laid to jjere a little prayer about like
rest in New Salem cemetery this we pray for our wants:
week. Plug Ugly. I ^ . ...
We prayed for heavy cloudburts,
*PPTKrr titt t I And Petltioned loud for raln’
And we got just what we wanted
I will send in a few items. Now from inundated’plains
News is somewhat scarce with Lord, oh hear our supplication
us this week Let.our woes thy mercy touch,
T„e death’angel has again vis- "~“0^
ited us and taken a good man,
Mr. Hugh Smith, from us. We We must dlve for garden ^
reported him quite low of pneu- ^nd our Q^le. when they’re hungry,
monia last week, from which he Have to dive to gather grass,
died Sunday nigh c. His wife And we breathe, Lord, through the
and sister had just crossed over chimney
the River of Death nine days be-1 Of each water-covered hutch,
The farmers are still making
preparations for crops. The rain
Sunday was very delightful, in-
deed, but the norther is not so
nice, especially for the women
who have gardened. It is not
The measles is still raging near
Direct and Sumner. Mrs. Maggie
Lowry, who has been teaching
the Sumner school, has been very
ill, but will soon be able to take
up her school work again.
Mrs. Comes, of Allen’s Point
community, moved to Selfs last
A new blacksmith shop was
erected in our town last week.
Mrs. Smith, of .Shiloh, visited
her sister, Mrs. Powell.
C. M. WHEELER,
Writes deeds and mortgages anywhere
n the county.
W. A. EVANS.
Attorney at Law
Will practice in all the courts of the
State. Will pay special attention to
probate business and collections.
Office on North Side Public Square
B. E. MARTIN, M.D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Office over Saunders, Martin & Co’s
Bonham .... Texas.
DR M. V. GRAY,
Office Over First National Bank.
Please, oh, Lord, a little sunshine,
Lord, we don’t want much.
We have had our gully washers
And trash movers till we’re tired.
We get bogged in our own dooryard,
And our cattle have been mired.
fore. Oh, how sad, indeed, when
we try to write each week to first
report a dear friend who has
passed out of our lives forever.
It is hard to give up these three
good people, but God giveth and I Everything is saturated
God taketh away. Mr. Smith I And is boggy to the touch,
will be missed in the home, in
the church—yes, missed every-
where. He leaves an aged mother
about 93 years old, brothers and I This existing under water
sisters who will all miss them. And just coming up to blow
But those who will miss mother | Isn’t what one’s fancy paints it;
and Jather most are the two chil-
dren, an only daughter and sweet
little boy—William and Mrs.
Cora Rigsby. Oh, how our hearts
Please, dear Lord, a little sunshine,
Lord, we don’t want much.
Lord, this submarine existence
Makes us tired, don’t you know,
Let our prayers your kindness touch
And oh, send a little sunshine,
Lord, we don’t want much.
R. W. Tarpley has been called
go out in sympathy to those dear t0 the care of the BaPtist chutch
at Randolph for this associa-
children! Being an orphan my-
self, I know how sad to give up
the dearest friends on earth,
father and mother. Weep not,
dear children. Although your
earthly father has gone, remem-
ber you have a loving Heavenly
Father that careth for you.
There is lot of sickness. J. J.
McElwee, Mr. Wall, Ada Wall,
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Cobb are
on the sick list this week.
After such beautiful weather
we are having some misty, cloudy
Prof. Towson, of Dover, was in
our village Monday evening.
Louis Garner went to Celeste
Monday on a business mission.
Woman’s Exchange—For par-
ticulars address with stamped en-
velope, Mrs. Cora Morrow, Bon-
-Wm • ^-
By virtue of an order of sale issued
i out of the District Court of Fannin
TRY DR. OTTO’S
, Elixir ot
BUCHU and gin
With Acetate of Potash
/ Hu relieved and cured many thousands of
hopeleaf cases and we want you to try it.
AN HONEST REMEDY
rSS MADE ON HONOR
Some few have planted some 1 reudMed^M^tomt Feb1 5?W07?m
corn and most every one has favor of Eula L. Bramlette and E. H.
stwnoats. Farmers are getting I
along better in our community against A. H. Hobbs for $1950 and
•fVl ^M *1,ott UD.5»cost of suit, with a foreclosure
with their farm work than they vend0r’s lien on 64 1-2 acres of land
have for years, and old Fannin | off the west end of 160 acres patented
county is coming
Dr. Cobb, of Ely, visited his
pirents last week.
frAtti I to B. S. Croft, situated in Fannin
to ine iront I county about 6 miles north 30 west
from Bonham, I have this day levied
upon and will sell for cash*to the
highest bidder at public sale on April
2nd, 1907, between 10 a. m. and 4 p. m.
I at the court house doorof Fannin
Mr. Newt Sadler and wife and I county, in the city of _Bonham, said
Dr. Bedford and family, of Hooey property to satisfy said Writ,
firnvp Mr Mrs. Witness my hand this>Feb. 27,
Grove, visited Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Spelce Sunday. Dr. Lee-
• - . I no #04-
man and wife also took dinner at |
Mr. Jim Roddy and wife are
C. B. Bridge,
Sheriff Fannin County
By J. A. Ridling, Deputy.
Miss Lona Lee, who is attend-
ing school in Windom, visited
Burnard Parrish, of Arkansas,
is visiting his mother and old
Bonbam Saddlery Company is
the place to buy shop made har-
ness of all kinds. We have some
wagons and surreys. We are
selling out at cost. Come and
see us before you buy.
We can sell you collars for less
money than we can buy them at
wholesale now.—Bonham Sad-
Tklkphonk Number 352
J. (J. CARLETON. M. D.
Physician and Surgeon. .
Office over Saunders, Martin & Co’s.
Drug Store. Office hours: 9 toll a. m.
and 2 to 4 p. m. Telephone both at
office and residence.
C. A. GRAY, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Office over Saunders, Martin & Co’s
Drug Store. Hours: 6 to 11 a. m. and
2 to 4 p. m. Telephone at both office
Bonham .... Texas.
DR. H. S. RAGLAND
Office residence 608 West 5th street
Phone 354 Bonham, Texas
C. A. WHEELER
If you are loolang for a home in the South, Fj
county can offer many advantages which you
find elsewhere, and we invite yt)ur attention to a
of them: I ’ -j ‘
Fannin county is situated in what is known
black land belt of North Texas, and is one of the bar
counties of the State, for several reasons: First,
farming products are equal to any other county’s;
soil is as good as the best; our schools, churches,
Christian people are unexcelled anywhere; our pl<
country homes and moral standing compares fav<
with any to be found, and taken all in all makes
very desirable place.
We have fine corn land, cotton land, alfalfa
wheat land, oats land, ribbon-cane land, fruit land,
land, vegetable land, and plenty of pasture land for
stock. We have fine water, a delightful climate,
phone lines all over the county, rural free delh
nearly all points, and are beginning a thorough road
tern. The county is traversed by four railroads.
Fannin produces some of the finest horses,
hogs, and poultry of any State in the South. Our
are equal to tfiose of Indiana and Illinois, and are
at about 1-3 of the amount or possibly less.
Bonham is the capital of Fannin county,
of the best towns in North Texas; she has a popi
of about 7000, and offers many advantages to those
ing a home in a town where schools, churches
morals, as well as business, is desired.
Bonham has one of the finest cotton mills
South, with a working force of 200 or more, and
mill is talked of.
Bonham has two ice factories that are |
their utmost to supply the demand; fine mill
vator, which guarahtees a good grain market;
cotton-seed oil mill; cotton pompress; one of the
wholesale grocery houses in North Texas; two
most substantial banks in the State with a capital
surplus of nearly one-half million; a splendid
house, large hotel, beautiful opera house, an
railway, one of the best equipped and most beani
hospitals in North Texas, sixteen church buildings t
compare favorably with any town of its size; two of 1
most modern public school buildings in the State
enjoy the distinction of having an extensive —
with the University of Texas. The public sch<
the pride of Bonham. In addition to this Carlton
lege, one of the oldest colleges for girls in the
GENERAL LAW PRACTICE
Office in Court House. Gives special
attention to collections and probate
practice and all kinds of notary work.
Tennessee Triumph and Thor-
bum, fall crop. Also Brazillian
and Pumpkin Yam seed. $1.00
per bushel, any variety.
Chas. Hill, Route 6, Bonham
Registered Poland China Hogs.
I have for sale two good bred
sows, at reasonable prices.
Geo. W. Hearn,
Bonham, Tex,, R. F. D. 3. tf
One-fourth acre of land. Black-
smith and wood shop. Black-
smith shop is 20x36, and the
wood shop 18x36, and all tools
for both; must sell at once; price
$360. See me for reasons of
cheapness; less than tools cost.
Speedily and is
It does not contain
Opium or Morphine
As a headache rem-
edy and a general
nerve tonic it has
Trtat Six* 5 cents
Texas friends this week.
Dr. Lee has returned from New |dlery Cch, South Main Street.
Orleans, where he has been at-
tending lectures ior several
Bob Patton is very low with
pneumonia. May Flowkk.
The wedding bells continue to
jingle in this community. Sun-
day evening at 3 o’clock a large
congregation gathered at the
home of Mr. Spot Edwards to
witness the marrihge of Mr. M.
Look at This!
We have reduced our expences this
year and ean do your work cheaper.
We give special and prompt attention
to horse shoeing and plow work. Farm
implements, wagons, carriages and
buggies repaired. All work done to
order or guaranteed. It will save you
money to bring your work to our shop
on North Main street, one block from
N. W?corner of square- Mch
J. M. Bennett
A farm of 81 acres ot land, one
mile south of Dodd City, All in
cultivation; 2 acres bermuda
pasture, As good black land as
God ever made.
Block 10, in Dodd City, con-
taining 10 lots and one of the
best residences in the town; all
new, will sell for less than what
it cost to improve the lots.
Remember Dodd City has one of
st schools in North
I will rent land, write rent con-
tracts and attend to writing le-
gal papers. T. J. Self,
Dodd City, Tex.
We have an electric light company, gas
mail box factory, two railroads, two daily papers,
weekly and one semi-weekly paper.
Our residence and business section compares
orably with any town of its size in the South;
also enjoys the distinction of being a very fine
If you want to live in a good town in one of
best counties of the State where you can give your
dren an education and where your family can
real home and you can do well, come to Bonham.
If you want a farm and want to diversify,
fine cattle, fine horses and fine hogs while you
crop and also on the side raise fruits and vegel
well as poultry, come to Fannin county. Any man
wants a home and will show the proper evidence
suited in Fannin county.
There are many different enterprises that
ham hopes to get in the future and which would
well here; one would be a broom factory, a stave
hoop factory, a knitting factory, truck
poultry farms; Bonham would also make a liberal
tract with a sewerage company.
We invite all good people to come to
COME 10 01
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