The Bonham News (Bonham, Tex.), Vol. 49, No. 77, Ed. 1 Friday, January 15, 1915 Page: 2 of 8
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THE BONHAM SEMI-WEEKLY NEWS
BOARD OF TRADE
EFFORT MADE TO GET TEXAS &
PACIFIC ROAD NOT TO TAKE
OFF TRAINS AS CONTEM-
If there ever was any doubt in the
minds of anybody about the business
men of Bonham standing together,
that doubt was dispelled Tuesday
morning when the Board of Trade
call meeting was opened for business.
Not a single vacant seat and standing
room was all takenT
The meeting got down to business
at once, and a strong and vigorous
protest against the action of the T.
& P. Railroad in contemplating the
discontinuance of the trains 35 and
36 running between Sherman and
Clarksville was adopted.
A motion was unanimously carried
asking for representatives . from
Clarksville, Paris, Honey Grove, Sher-
man and Denison, to meet in joint
session in Bonham on Wednesday to
formulate plans of action and to se-
cure a committee from each town to
go in person to the head of the T.
& P. department at Dallas and pre-
sent the matter in the proper way,
and J. C. Saunders, T. R. Caldwell,
H. L. Rodgers, L. K. Crawford, Eu-
gene Risser, J. W. Russell, J. I. Rod-
gers, Harry Roberts, Raliegh Aberna-
thy and A. J. Moore were selected aft
the Bonham committee.
The motion carried with it the re-
quest that every business man in
Bonham sign a petition protesting
against the action of the railroad.
This petition will be signed in tripli-
cate, and a 6opy sent to three, differ-
ent departments of the road.
This action on the part of the rail-
road means the cutting off of a great
part of Bonham’s trade, and this will
in turn mean the cutting off of con-
siderable freight business. We all
should work together—the business
men and the, railroad. The time for
action is NOW. (
A motion was made and carried
that the Board of Trade hold a bus-
iness men’s lunch one day in each
month, and Richard Morgan, L. E.
Dicus and -T. Sam Barcus were ap-
pointed to arrange for the first lunch
and to select a place and the time for
same. COME TO BONHAM AND
JOIN THE BOARD OF TRADE.
Thin, brittle, colorless and scraggy
hair is mute evidence of a neglected
ecalp; of dandruff—that awful scurf.
There is nothing so destructive to
the hair as dandruff. It robs the hair
of its lustre, its strength and its very
life; eventually producing a. feverish-
ness and itching of the scalp, which
if not remedied causes the hair roots
to shrink, loosen aad die—then the
hair falls out fast. A little Danderine
tonight—now—any time—will surely
Get a 25 cent bottle of Knowlton's
Danderine from any drug store. You
surely can have beautiful hair and lota
of it if you will just try a little Dan-
derine. Save your hair! Try it!
FORTY ACRES BLACK LAND
All in cultivation, near school and
church, nice little home for some man.
Price $55, with only $600 cash. See
u» about it.
Evans & Pritchett
* Subscribe for The Bonham Newt
If your watch or clock
needs repairing we will
put it in first class order
All kinds of Jewelry re-
pairing, stone setting, etc.
Prices consistent with
Jeweler & Optician
EWS ITEMS FROM—
Ely and Kerr
The weather continues bad and we
tlen’t get out to gather much news.
Farming is at a standstill. .There
is nothing doing as all roads are in
a fearful condition, takes four mules
to each wagon; Several bales of
cotton have been, sold on the Ran-
dolph market during the past week.
A. W, Layman and son, C. A.
Brown, J. I. Jones, J. W- Glaspy,
Charlie Durham, John and Henry
Miller and others all sold and deliv-
ered at Randolph at 7.50 to 7.55.
More than a hundred in all sold at
that price. It seems that Randolph
has the best market we know of.
What is the matter with Bonham and
Ector? Why don’t they get in the'
We don’t know of any sickness. We
suppose everybody is enjoying good
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Thompson of
Kerr were called to the bedside of
Mrs. John Vaughn, of Bailey, who is
reported to be dangerously ill.
The school pupils gave an enter-
tainment at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Raymon Phillips last Friday night in
honor of Mjss Nannie Ray, who is
teaching at Randolph. ^Miss Ray
taught two terms at Kerr and has
many warm friends in the Kerr com-
Virgil Newell visited his brother C.
V. Newell, north of Ector Sunday and
went to Bonham Monday.
Mrs. Raymon Phillips and Miss
Nannie Ray were pleasant callers at
the home of Mrs. J. H. Newell .Sit-
Teddy and wife visited thier son,
A. C. Newell, west of Bonham on
route 2, Tuesday.
TAKES OFF DANDRUFF,
HAIR STOPS FALLING
Save your Halfl Get a 25 cent bottle
of Danderine right now—Also
stops itching ecalp.
The rain still continues. It rains
almost every other day and there
hasen’t anyone done anything to-
wards farming yet.
The Wheat is not doing very much
good on account of so much rain.
There has been some sickness aroun
but I think everybody has gotten al-
Mrs. Wamell of Clutter and Miss
Joe Herriage of Prairie Point visit-
ed at the home of R. H. Stroud Fri-
The roads have gotten almost too
bad for anyone to go anywhere except
horseback, .so a great many have tak-
en advantage ' of this as several
were out horseback riding Sunday,
Several of the Chapelites attended
preaching at Union Grove Saturday
Miss Mollie Dean spent Wednesday
n*ght with the Pike girts;.
Well, the old year has passed out
with its dressings, as well as with-its
adversities. And now as the New
Year peeps over the horizen, it sees
all Europe deluged in blood. -But
thank God it found our home land iri
a state of peace and quiet.
About the only thing we hear is
the low price of cotton, and high cost
of living, and getting of supplies for
another year. We will just have to
back our ears and try again.. Some
say we will have to resort to arms.
1 want to say that the surest and
best way is to get right with Him who
holds the destinies of Nations as well
a: that of men in His hands, and obey
Him. He says verily thou shalt be
I had rather be poor and live with
wife and children and in a peaceful
land and be rich in grace, than to be
shedding my fellowmen’s blood and
perhaps btf killed, and leave wife and,
children to fight the battle of life
alone or perhaps starve, as they are
doing in Europe. Sin is the cause
cf all this trouble and the only way
out is to, quit the sin business, and get
right with God, in whom we live and
move, and ltave our bein^^^E'he wise
man of the Bible says, il^^e day of
adversity consider. It would pay us
to read up a little on these lines.
Well I started to write a few news
items. We haven’t done much farm-
ing in these parts, because of exces-
Health is good considering the bad
Our school is progressing nicely.
Prof. Marvin is teacher. ' The boys
enjoy a leap occasionally—it was a
bent pin you know- ‘
There are a few families moving
or going to move*. But most of them
have settled down for the year.
"We have preaching twice a month,
or. 2nd and 3rd Sundays at 11 a. m.
If this letter don’t find its way to
the waste basket I tnav come again.
Let’s enter into this year with an
eye single to the good of humanity,
and the glory of God, and the bless-
ing is ours.
. . Spoonamore
Mr. Homer Season who came hdre
fyom Kansas City, Mo. for his health
i$ not any better.
Mr. W* S. Mendenhall of this com-
munity was in the Bigbee communijty
one day this week on business and to
set his mother Mrs. M. A. Page who
ha; been sick for some time.
■ We understand that Mr. Wallace
of Carson is very sick at present of
The Bigbee writer must be mighty
hard to please, I see he changes his
name so often. That is alright, we
hope he will keep on writing for -we
like to read the news from that part
of the County. .
t As 1 was soming home from my
father’s today I came through the
woods and was attacked by a big
dog. .1 began to think 1 would have
tq take a tree. I think every one
who has a dog of that kind ought to
do something with it, for if it should
attack a child it would tear it to
pieces. I didn’t know whose dog it
wps, buU If I ever meet him again I
will fix hjim.
Best wishes to The News and its
Moving seems to be the order of the
day, or at least has been for the past
three weeks. Franklin Stroud and
family of Hail moved into the house
vacated by Mr. Geo. Meade, Mr.
Meade having moved To Gober. Sam
Keel moved to the Clutter place. Geo.
Anderson and wife moved into the
heuse vacated* by Mr, Keel. Jim
Curry and family moved to Ivanhoe,
ar.d Edward i’ike and \>*ife moved to
their place. John Peterson has mov-
As it has been sometime since we
J-yote to The News, we try and send
i;- a few news items.
It continues to shower along e^ery
few -days. :
[Moviilg is the order of the day.
Mr. George Wilson of Danner has
moved on the 'place of Mr. Vince
Mr. ‘ Solon Wheless of Spoonamore
hats, moved to Will Parker’s place.
| Jim Farmers folks have moved to
. jMjr. Jesse Shrum and family. cf
Bigbee visited Mrs. Shrum’s sister,
Mrs. Will Parker and family last
Mom lay. ‘
Vlr. Jack Mendenhall and family of
tnamore visited Mr. Solbn Wl\f-
hjejs and family last Sunday.
lijo. ^Jenkins of Telephone, the pas-
of' the Baptist Church, filled his
regular appointment at Gum Springs
la^t Saturday* night. and Sunday.
Miv Tom Parker went to Danner
last Monday on business.
Health in community good at pres-
‘cnt. 1 . V - Daisy.-
Health is good at this writing.
J. B. Hearriage and family and Ar-
thur Hearriage and wife visited Will
V* arnell and family Sunday. They
had a family reunion. All report a
Ora Brent visited at E. J. Hawkins
Henry Hearriage and family ef
Brotherton have moved to this place.
We are glad to have them in our
Barnie Herriage, Dellie Vassar, Al-
ma Wells and Ora Brent visited the
school at this place Friday..
Mrs. George Jones of this place
was a caller at Dodd City Saturday
Jim, Trout took supper at J. B. Her-
riage’s Sunday night.
Lake Carlton of this place left Thurs-
day for Oklahoma.
Misses Mollie Doan and Ruby Hor-
ton spent Saturday night with the
Josie Hearriage spent last week at
her sister’s, near Moore's Chapel.
Dollie and Barnie Herriage
spent THursdhjJ^ight with Mrs. Wil-
Will Brent and family of Dodd‘City
•i. e movi lg into this part of the coun-
ts . We are glad to have them with
As the weather has been bad I have
-iot gather 'd much news.
JIDENT OUTLINES SOME
rHE WORK THEY HAVE IN
he Woman’s Civic League is
endeavoring to take on new life
it hap propositions under co;
ticn for the improvement of Bo
It believes that much can be done
advance the healthfulness of our city,
well as add to its beauty.
Lc-hgfie asks the co-operation of of-
ficjer^i and citizenship in general, in
enforcing 1>ur sanitary regulations.
Wife a so want weeds and grass
off all vacant lots so as to destro:
mosquitos in their winter quarters.
Sujch lots could be cultivated
auspices of the Boy Scouts or
Cljartties and thus utility
fto^ned to beautification. Likely
Is- can be procured from Congrest
for t iis purpose and the boys w
Itivate should have the p
sates of vegetables and flowers.
This organization wants
res looked after in the
ents. 1 To this end,
tichs will be made of leading emureu
citizens in Locksboro, Tanktown, Cor-
ral, East End and Sunrise to promote
cleaning up crusades and prizes of
fared for the most beautiful yard
fot t$e most attractive block in
Mr. Hill has .moved into the hous'\! eu to the Peterson farm in tl^e house
recently vacated by Jim Chaffin. Mr. (vacated by Eli Parker and family. So
Hill recently lived at English. . j vx have a considerable change up all
I-ast Wednesday Edward Pike and arountl in our neighborhood,
wife moved into the house recently
vacated by J. R. Curry and family.
This couple have been married over a
year but have never lived by them-
selves; so a large crowd gathered to-
gether that night and surprised them
with a “shivaree’ and storm party.
After the “shivaree” they were in-
vlied into the dining room where a
feast of cake and fruit awaited them,
after which they played several jolly
games and every one seemed to have
had a pleasant time.
The weather has been so bad for the
past two months that we haven’t tried
to have and Sunday School, but will
begin again as soon as the weather
Since my last report the young peo-
ple have enjoyed a New Years party
at Mr. Wamell’s, and a play party at
Mr. E. J. Hendrix’s.
Ella'Keel is sick of pneumonia.
Eva Montgomery , was a guest of
Hattie Stroud Saturday evening.
Myrtle Anderson returned home
from Bonham .Saturday, where she
had, been for the past three weeks.
She clerked at the Duke and Ayers
Nickle store during the holidays.
Joe Hearriage of the Prairie Point
Community is the guest of her sis-
ter, Mrs. Ethel Warned.
Beulah Stroud of Moore’s Chape)
spent Tuesday night with Mrs. Ethel
Little Robert Price is on the sick
Lake Carlton left Friday for Gray- *
Bob Ford and wife of Hail have
moved into our midst. '
Bro. Adkinson filled his regular ap-
pointment at this place Sunday.
* . Hazel. ,
Mrs. Calloway, Who has been here
visjiting relatives during the holidays,
returned to her home in Rp<l River
County last week.
Lite Daniel was in Bonham Satur-
Mr. Joe Clutter of San Antonio was
1iere visiting relatives this week.
jo, [Bruner made a business trip to
The young people of Hail attended
? social gathering at Mr.- and Mrs.
oiftmire’s Saturday night.
Mart Berryhill was in Bonham one
day this week. »
The patrons of the school met and
din a great deal of work on the
school grounds Saturday." Two long
deep trenches were cut. One for each
side of the buiding, for the purpose
cf draining the grounds. The loose
dirti taken from the trenches was
in e’evatinglt, consequently part
e ground is now several inches
Vlfe feel confident that Saturday’s
will be a great benefit to those
attend schol. j Our school has
fbi|] some time been in a deplorable
condition on account of the excessive
We have been absent for a long
time, but will come again with a few
dots from this place.
It goes without saying that the
weather is bad and the roads are
worse. It tjon’t seem like the roads
ought to be so bad after so many
good roads elections, but they are just
the same. . .
People are crying hard times, and
ie are having hard times, but we
ought to be thankful that everything
•tot as well with us as it is. Do we
ever stop to think we are getting
more than we deserve. If we would
b'' more thankful for what we get,
wo might get more.
Bpb Bridges and family, of Dodd
City visited relatives here over Sun-
Health of ‘community is good at the
There is some moving going on.
Charley Newell of South of Ector has
moved into our community.
S. Dixon of this place is moving to
Ethel Hundply of Dallas visited at
the home of/C. L. Nelson last week.
Misses Price and Lin Ray, who are
attending school at Decatur, visited
home folks Christmas. •
Rev. C. M. Hundley and J. M. Dool-
•f * J
ey went to Bonham Monday.
Rev. R. S. Vanhorn of this place
has gone to West Texas to make his
Don Ray and wife have gone to Ok-
lahoma City, where he will enter
Rev< Hundley filled his regular ap-
pointment At Edhube Saturday night.
Hc was rained out Sunday and Sun-
!jfr. J. E. Shrum and wife visited
the former’s'brother, Mr. Solon Whe-
less, and family at Carson one day
A. J. Crittenden was buried at the
Carson grave yard Saturday. The fu-
neral was conducted by Rev. Hundley.
We hate to give up men like Uncle
Jack Crittenden. He. was a man any
where and at any time, but we have
all got to pay the debt he has paid
arid we Relieve our loss is his gain.
■ J ■ The Old Man.
W ARNING AGAINST FREE
j OFFER TO PUBLISHERS
American Press, New York.
Plates are being shipped to publish-
ers throughout the United States, free
of charge and without order, on be-
half of an organization called the Na-
tion Farmers’ Union. This is the or-
ganization that has been connected
with the Texas Business Men’s Asso-
ciation that is being investigated by i
the attorney-general of Texas, and
during the course of the trial it has
make use of these plates we urge
them to satisfy themselves as to the
genera' character of the matter, harm
loss as it may appear at first glance,
and make investigation as. to what
interests are back "6f the movement.
By applying to the attorney-general
o' Texas, Austin, Texas, information
can be obtained as to the activities
of the National Farmers’ Union in
This situation is of great impor-
teijefets behind the National Farmers’
tance to country publishers, for any cf jj
veiled and insidious-attempt to influ- to _
ence their readers in favor of rail- | ^rcs
other Big Business interests should
Big Business interests arj- heavy con-
The American Press Association
NOTIC E OF ASSIGNMENT-
>tice is hereby given that on Dec.
1914, . Chas W. Spearman, whose
of business was . Hudsonville,
kin County, Texas made a deed
Jssignment to me as assignee, of j
iis notes,, accounts, and other;
irty not exempt for the benefit j
ich of his creditors as desired I
?pt under said deed. My -ad-
is Bonham, Texas.
* Rosser Thomas,
75 4^f- Fri Assignee.
be promptly exposed.
This case is of such : importance j
1jjftM reason to believe that the same i Wes
interests are back of the organization i 9* congress and to the postmaster
now that were interested in it in Tex- j general, in order that a thorough in-
at. Therefore before publishers | vestigation may be made and the in-
Wljf S. Womack, who lives in the
1 rn portion of the county., called
: News office Tuesday and had
us tjdi set the date on his paper ahead
THE NEW LEAF
«. Vital need now
opens is to drain and beautify,
s.ghtly Powder Creek. Its miai
mevyed over the city by South
and it is very important that
gnant water shall remain in the
inch below the T. & P. tracks. We
>e to be able to drain and park this
from the pool dam to the com-
If it can be done, it will make
gely for better health, and wfc]
ceHaiinly improve appearances. Some
flowers, mowed grass and a few ru
I ti< seats and bridges and gravH.
wallas in place of what is now in
vr >w of ail passengers on trains and
a;, the depot, it devoutly to be wished.
The ol dburial ground just south of
the iKatv station is sadly neglected.
Me want to clean it up and park it,
add it would be worth while for those
w io have loved ones buried there to
e;?ct a memorial fountain.
We want to urge the railroad au-
thorities of both roads to beautify
tl eit grounds. They have spots
admirably adapted to sunken gardens
atyd could be made beauty spots. We
vnould like for every man, woman and
child in Bonham to become members
|nj‘ tjhe Civic League, as it does qot
edst you one cent to join, neither do
e kave any dues. We feel that this
piization jg beneficial to you in
ways. Won’t you help us clean
.m that you and your loved ones
fdyt have better health and have the ^
l^ure of living in a “City Beauti- |
Mrs. Rosser Thomas,
President of Civic League.
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bladder troubles, removing gravel,
cures diabetes, weak and lame backs,
rheumatism, and all irregularities of
the bladder and kidneys in both men
and women. Regulates bladder tre-
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druggist, will be sent by mail on re-
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two months’ treatment, and seldom
fails to perfect a cure. Send for
testimonials. Dr. W. E. Hall,
Olive Street, St Louis, Mo., So’d
by dll druggists.
A CORRECTION IN THE
j MARRIAGE LICENSES
The fol1 Owing marriage licenses
have been issued since Jan. 1, 1915.
Ernest Page and Ethel Stone.
J. A. Hart and Kate Harris.
Mack Tolson and Sessie Stephens.
Marion C. McVay and Florence
Monroe Mahan and Mary Foster.
Son Session .and Emma Hawkins.
Cass Hill and Azella Huttox.
Sam Smith and Willie Lee Ran-
soim. . - . y
What’s that rustling in the air
As the old year’s time grows brief?
"ljis.- the Good Boy everywhere
Turning oyer a new leaf. _ ^
will tell you a fellow's
stitution won’t last forever,
and in these strenuous
times it needs s good over.
| t haulyig occasionally
is the “HUMAN REPAIR
,| SHOP.” Two or three
J weeks there will make you
look and feel like new.
Better Go Before It’s Too Late
ASK THE TICKET AGENT
A. D. SELL
A sat. Pass. Art.
CEO. •: HfSTER
GenL Pam. Agent
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