The Bonham News (Bonham, Tex.), Vol. 49, No. 77, Ed. 1 Friday, January 15, 1915 Page: 4 of 8
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THE BONHAM SEMI-1
plates are signed by W. D.‘ Lewis* President^
Farmers’ Educational and Co-Operative Uniorj- of
Texas; Peter Radford, National Lecturer Farmers
Educational and Co-operative Union of'A.merica.
L. E. DICUS -
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- BUSINESS MANAGER
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 1915.
THE BREWERIES IN POLITICS
The Attorney-General has filed suit agains
seven breweries in Texas asking for a forfeiture
of their charters and for penalties aggregating
$21,400,00 as a maximum and $1,348,200 as a
This suit comes as a result of information
secured by the attorney-general in the recent in-
junction suit against the Texas Business Men’s
Association. All the defendants in, the suit ex
cept the breweries accepted the injunction re-
straining them from contributing funds to the
Texas Business Men’s* Association. The attor
ney-general dismissed as to the breweries because
©f the suit filed against them for violating the
terms of their charters. In dismissing the action
against them the attorney-general gives the fol-
lowing reason therefor:
“Sine© the filing of said cause the attor-
ney-general of Texas has come into possession of
evidence tending to show that each of the cor-
porations (breweries) has for many years con-
tinuously and systematically misused and abused
its corporate franchise and powers, has usurped
and used franchises and powers not conferred up-
on it, and misused its corporate funds, means
and assets in unlawful attempts to affect, influ
ence legislation, both State and National, and in
attempts to accomplish other unlawful purposes,
and that in so doing, its connection with the Tex
.as Business Men’s Association was created and
has been maintained and the things dope by it
through such association constitute but one of a
series of acts done in such systematic misuse, etc-
- In its suit filed at Sulphur Springs last Sat-
urday to forfeit their charters “The state alleges
various violations of the antitrust laws, violations
of the laws prohibiting corporations from using,
their means and assets for purposes other than to
accomplish the objects for which they were
chartered and particularly the misuse of their
means and' assets in the politics and the elec-
tions of the state, covering a period of about
A copy of the petition on file in the attorney-
general’s department shows it to be of great
length, containing scores of letters alleged io
have passed between brewers in Texas, brewers
of this and other states and allied brewers’ or-
x The testimony in this case, if the brewers
permit it to come to trial, will doubtless dir close
some exceedingly interesting things to the peo-
ple of Texas.
It has long been known that the brewers and
other liquor interests contributed vast sums to
influence elections and also public sentiment, and
while this has been common knowledge, specific
information as to how much they have spent and
through whom they have spent it will be illumina-
ting. In this suit it is alleged that the United
Brewers’ Association of the Nation has collected
in the past two years the sum of $15,600,000 for
propaganda and campaign purposes.
It is further alleged that some of this money
has been contributed to the Texas Business Men’s
Association and through it spent to influence elec-
tions and legislation in Texas.
Since it has heretofore been shown that Peter
Radford was employed by the Business Men’s
Association, this suit may probably reveal why so
urgent an appeal has been made to the farmers
of Texas to relegate prohibition to the shade, and
why they were urged last year to defeat the pro-
Even more may be revealed, and the people
of Texas may be shown that somebody beside
the candidates have supplied funds for the cam-
paigns of one or more of .Texas’ governors.
- The people will watch with interest the rev-
elations that the attorney-general promises to
make in the trial of thi*s suit. '
East bound Trains:
• Arrive Leavo
Why the National Farmers’ Union News Service iNa 34 8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
(whatever that is) should be sending out matter, f5§| £2 12:40 p. m. 1:00 p. m.
and who furnishes the great amount of money
necessary to pay for.it, we can not say. * We
can only say 1£hat so far as The News is con-
cerned jt wants none of it. It stands ready to
give the Fanners’ Union all the space it may re
quire for any legitimate matter the Union wants
to give its readers, but it will accept it only from
men who have the Union’s interest and work at
heart, and men whom it knows are not paid out
of the pockets of interests that care nothing abou
the fanners except to secure their votes for the
said -special interests own measures. The News
will not ask th^ Farmers’ Union to go to the vast
expense of having this matter set in type and ex-
pressed to it. It will set its own type and save
the Union the expense.
Hundreds of County papers in. Texas and in
other States, are using this free matter, -but The
News thinks the National Farmers’ Union News
Service entirely too generous . When the farm-
ers read these articles they may know that some
Lody is furnishing the money to pay for the ex-
pense of preparing them, and that they hre no
furnishing this money merely for the fun of the
thing. - They have an entirely different object in
No. 36 5:10 p. m. 5 :15 p. m.
West Bound Trains.:
No. 35 9:30 a. m. 9:35 a. m.
No. 3112:20p; m. 12:40 p. m.
.Noi 33 9^15 p. m. 9:3Q p. m.
1 Katy Time Table
No4 Arrive No., Leave.
19 8:40 a.m. 16 9:15 a.m.
15 5:20 p. m. > 5:26 p. m.
10:15 a. m. - 2:15 p. m.
1 $■:’Y ’
A WAY TO A HAPPY NEW YEAR
• . ; . ; • . • , '
R. B. B. in Presbyterian Advance.
To leave the old with a burst of spng,
To recall the right .and fqrjgive the
‘ | Wrong; - uu
Latin Namw Newhd. [PROFESSIONAL CARDS
What Is called a cruller In New Tort
la called a doughnut In Boston, and
what la called a cruller In Boston la
called a doughnut in New York. And
so .on through the list There Is no
u»ore certainty or fixity about the pop-
ular names of dishes than there is
about the popular names of flowers
and birds. At least thirty different
flowers utte known by the name of
“mayilowef" in the United States. The
uiayflower of New England is the ar
butus of New York and the wax myr
tie of tbe^outh. To obtain certainty
in such matters it is necessary to have
a .scientific classification and a Latin
name. When you speak to a botanical
gent about a “uiayflower'’ he knows
not what you mean, but if yon refer to
the Epignea repens lie knows exactly
wnat you tire talking about Conse.
' l qUentlv wei shall never have any cer-
tainty about what a dish is until we
have a regular scientific classification,
with .Lathi Wnies. for all dishes. In
that case the “botanical name” of Ver-
mont hasty pudding would he some-
thing tike Inushius cornmealensis and
j no elnjuee for controversy.—New York
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DR. RALPH C. DAVIS
1 Jye, Ear, Nose and Throat
ranniii County National Bank Bi
ing, Bonham Texas. *
Cfficel,Phone 454 - Residence 268
DR. E. H. H. FOSTER
Physkian and Surgeon
.. Office owr W. P. Claypool’s
Pfone Office and Residence
DR. J. S. SPIKES
To fprgety the thing that binds you
fast • ’,j. — -
To the vain regrets of the year that’s I A Long Way * the other One.
pakt* f * j. Count Karolyt, according to th
To .Jtave the strength to let go your
On the not worth while of days grown
I old ;
To dare go forth with
a purpose true,
task of the year
We are told by some leading lights that the
$135,000,000 cotton pool is a farce, but we notice
that just as soon as that fund became available
for loans that the price of cotton advanced. In-*
stead of bringing six to seven cents, it now brings
from seven to more than eight cents. The cot-
ton pool may not have influenced the price of cot-
ton, but to say the least the availability of the
money* and the advance in grice coming simultan
cously is quite a coincidence.
To help your brother along the road
To dp his work, and Tift his load;.
To add your gift to* the world’s good
cheer. •/ ', ... '•
Is to> have and to give a Glad New
Maybe the earthquake in Italy is one of the
Lord’s ways of reminding puny man what He can
do when it comes to exercising power. Not all
the annies in Europe can exert as much power in
lifetime as can the Lord in a moment.
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GETS THE SENTENCE
The prohibitionists in the House have at last
succeeded in electing a pro for a speaker over, an
anti in a fair contest. For the first time in
eight years they have been able to use the ma-
jority to elect their own candidate.
The Texas legislature is in session now, and
we don’t intend to^say a harsh word or utter a
criticism of it—until it does something we don’t
bke. . y
W'hat a blessed thing is the sunshine after
WITH OUR EXCHANGES 1
In Hillsboro a few days ago Judge Porter
opened the session of district court with prayer.
When the priests of justice call on God instead
of . mammon for guidance right will prevail and
mobs will find no more work to do.—Hamilton
Some men make light of shch acts as Judge
3orter did, but those who know human nature,
whether they pray or do not pray, are more ready
\o risk their rights and their liberties with the
sincere Judge who seeks God’s guidance than
with one who relies solely on his own strength.
The man who goes into any serious undertaking
sincerely seeking God’s help is not going t*o dp
ihat which he doubts to be right.
GENEROUS FELLOWS THEY ARE
The News has received this week, as it has
on previous occasions, a lot of type plates from
the Western Newspaper Union at Dallas. These
plates come ready for the press, they are sent
free and even the express charges are paid in
advance. With them comes this notice: “These
plates are sent you free of charge upon the order
ot the National Farmers’ Union News Service. We
act only as manufacturers.’’
We notice that some of the articles in these
It’s claimed that Governor Colquitt has brok-
en all previous pardoning records. Recently
when the Secretary of State’s department com-
pleted the number of pardons which had been
granted by Gov. Colquitt it is said that it dis-
closed the fact that he has broken all previous
leeords and that the number will reach fifteen
hundred, including the conditional pardons—Hon-
ey Grove Citizen.
These fifteen hundred pardoned convicts will
come in handy in a race the governor expects to
make for the U. S. Senate,
Ct-nl flal Christian Advocate.
Je*n Valjean's old mother was
starring. Jean Valjean was out of
\vork. Jean Valjean was a huge, husky
wiTihig workman,, and his. filial heart
was as big as his'body. Jean Val
jean went torth to look for wonc
fiom shop to shop he went; he failed.
He dame back to find his mother in
pr.ngjs of hunger, looking for a crusts
Jean Valjean was desperate. He
v.ont forth again. And this time
passing a bake shop he saw many
leaves . / What ? He stole one. He
hurried homo and broke a piece and
gave it to ,his mother, who fell on it
as if she were a famished beast. Jean
Valjean was captured. The majesty
ot the law was-vindicated. He was
sentenced to the galleys for twent y
> ears. _ / '
’- On a reeent Wednesday an honored
gjt ntleman in Kansas was found guil-
t> of forging a note for S3,500 and
vas that day sentenced to the state's
prison for ten years.
At Lithe very moment we saw the
item Announcing the fate of this gen-
•tloman <iur eyes fell on a cartoon from
a N6W York daily. It wn^ an ex-
ample in arithmetic. The figures
were those of Seigles’s bank, which
took their money from 15,000 depos-
itors, all of them poor people, to a
sum reaching—we forget the exact
figures—abput two million, three hun-
dred thousand dollars. That the con-
cern -was fraudulent is seen in the
fact that Siegel has been sentenced.
When the crash ‘camei something like
S228,0i)6 _ was realized for the depos-
itors. The remainder, more than two
million dollars, is made way with.
What was .Siegel’s sentence for
making it possible * lor two million
dollars to he fraudulently matte away
With? Listen: The. sentence was
eleven months—and that sentence-was
Whgre is €. W. Moi*se, who was in
the federal prison at Atlanta?' He
got gick, oh, so sick, there in prison.
H e was pardoned by the? President of
the United States. Tkvo or three
days. la^er,approximately he got well
—really well, thank you, so well he
took*an 'exhilerating ocean voyage to
the Mediterranean, whfre his appe-
tite and.-natural vigor jpeeriied to be
sische Zeitimg. returnuig to his castle
in Hungary, met one of bis old serv-
ants who had just been sent back
wounded from the war.
“My good man, I hear yon fought so
valiantly at the front.” said the coiint.'
‘‘I would like to give you some reward.
What shall it be?”
The old servant-replied:
“Well.Tf you insist upon it, sir, jost
give me enough kronen coins to reach
from one ear to the other.”
‘■That seetns to be a very little re
ward.” replied tlie connt. smiling at the
“it's enough for me. sir,” answered
the seevant modestly. *
As the count was beginning to com-
ply with the strange request he no-
ticed that the servant had only one ear
and remarked upon the fact.
“Yes. sir. I left.the'Otber ear on the
battlefield at Shabatz,” answered the
Office at Robinson & Bakers Stable
Phone 104. Residence Phone 416. All
calls given prompt attention. A
Graduate of St Joseph Veterinary
OllegG St. JosephjQMo.
DR. M. V. GRAY
Office Over First National Bank
'elephone Number 352
Following is an extract from an ar
tide In Farm and Fireside on prevent
ing and fighting fires: ..
Fires, in our homes are so frequent
that the Insurance companies tell us
that we have about one chance in sixty
of twqng burnt out some time in the
course of a lifetime. But in the same
breath they tell us that more than half
'the fires could be prevented if people
understood the commonest causes of
them and knew just what to do when a
tire starts. Smokers are responsible for
thousands of fires, and rats and mice
entise ninny others by nibbling at sul-
phur tipped matches. Fires which^tart
in [closets are often causeil by matches
being left in clothes or by oily cloths
which have !>een stored away. Many
of the floor polishing mixtures contain
hlghl/^ explosive oils, and spontaneous
combustion may start from a nest of
these cleaning cloths if placed in a
Closet near the chimney.
TURKISH VAPOR BATHS
Phone I )8 . - 410 Chestnut St.
W. A. SPANGLER
; j.. Pigs’ Feet in the Pit.
Salaries at the early New York thea
ters were extremely small. But if the
salaries \yere small so were the prices,
of admission. One shilling. 12% cents,
let you into the gallery or the pit, and
if you didn't have the shilling the mer
cenafy management forced you to pay
1.1 cents.. So the boys got the habit of
changing their money at a flshwoman's
on the corner, who for 15 cents oblig
.iiigiy gave them a shilling and a pig’s
foot They handed in the shilling at
the door and .during the . course of tbfc
evening presented tlie well picked bone
to the management by way of some
unfortunate in the pit or on the stage.
.Tast So, Just So.
Texas has just fo\A- representatives in con-
gress who voted to submit to the vote of the
States a prohibition amendment to* the constitu-
tion, and the congressman from this district
wasn’t one of the four.—Bonham News.
John H. Stephens was one of the four. It
makes us fe6l prouder than ever of him, though
a man’s fitness for office should hot be based
alone on how he stands on prohibition. There
have been some candidates who have wormed;
their way into office by riding in on the pro ques-
tion that should have been left at home- It is
the same way with some <who rode into office on
the liquor question^. As a result, the districts
they are supposed to represent have no represen-
tation and would be better off if they had not
elected them.—Wichita Times.
quite norfnal, thank y
*Yes a fine
rooming this, in Naples^ Quite well.
Yes. vl will see you prAiently in gay
New YoVk. J
But Jean Valjean is» not so. He
steals the^loaf of breaii-t-and he is in
Uic 'galleys, those hells ^afloat.. What
a fool Jean Valjean wag. Why didn’t
he wreck the New H^en railroad?
Why* didn’t he plunge in Lorimer’s
bank? Why*didn’t he do “high fi-
nance?” Jean Valjean was a fool.
No*Jean Valjean paid the penalty.
Jvan Valjean became a saint. When
we look on the .later Jean Valjean we
think of, the Nazarine.
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Prayer must mean something to us,
if it is to mean anything to anybody.
r-Moody. * >
How To Give Quinine To Children.
FEBRILINR is the trade-mark name given to an
improved Oumine. iris a Tastelesa Syrup, pleas-
ant to take anddoea not disturb the stomach.
Children take it and never know ft is Quinine.
•Also especially adapted to adults who cannot
take ordinary Quinine. Poes, not nauseate nor
cause nervousness nor ringing in the head. Try
it the next time you need Quinine for any pur-
pose. Ask for 2-ounce original ^ackane. The
same is blown in bottle. 25 cents.
An Easier Method.
Not Handsome but Wealthy" Bride
(askiug the question for the hundredth
time or thpreabouts)—Are yon sure,
(lerfectly sure, dear Albert that you
married me for myself alone, and not
for my money? Dear Albert' (who is
getting somewhat weary of answering
the same old chestnut)—Of course I
am! If it had been only your money 1
wqnted I would have tried burglary
or some easier way of getting it
“Fred, dear, why are some women
. “Well, my dear, you remember our
geographies told us that the Amazon
has the largest-mouth
Bat she went out and slammed the
door before he could say any more.
Two and al
her and Son
E million readers find itof
iterest. Everything in it is.
[ Vou Can Understand it
copies every month without
and have no solicitors. Any
ww you a copy; or write the
sample— a postal will do.
2 Sc A
**NM| Ave., CHICAGO
EVANS A ] ’R^TCHETT write;deedj
mortgages, i ,nd do all notary work.
Buy and sell leal Estate.’ Office In
Bonham Ne^rs puilding, West 4th St.
Noistairs to climb.
Henry—My, my, bow you’ve grown
since I’ve been calling on your sister
■ Mae. Johnnie—Sure. Sis says she
guesses I’ll be a voter before you git
around to propose.-^Boston Record.
Booklover—Have you something for
light reading? Librarian-Yes, ma’am.
Here’s the gas company’s annual re-
Today the boy who is sasslng mother
will grow up and marry a woman who
will not stand for any pert talk^-New
How about that’ horse or good
cow you hive. . During these
war times what a loss it would
be to have them die. . v
Let me f rotect you from such
a circumst; nee by insuring your
cow or hor 3e.
For rateii see me or write me.
C. $ THOMPSON
new style MASH
all kinds of U yer cakes and hot rolls
RED StAR BAKERY
Knickcr—Of what Is society compos-
tdl Bocker—The under dog, the mid
dleihan and the man higher up.—New
* . ■ -■■■-! ■■ I ■■.——I
Duty la the only tabernacle within
which a man cab always make bis
borne on the transfiguration mountain
AT Is the time
to Buy that
mket or Lop Robe
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