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VOL. 4. NO. 258.
WACO, TEXAS, TUESDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 10 1892
5P Cents rer MontU
Assembled In their Eighth Annual
Great Shoe sale at
Ladies' and Misses'
Ladies' and Misses'
Glove Calf Button.
Children's School Shoes
8 to 2.
Men's and Boys' Button
and Congress Shoes, all at
Cjfc I! (
ADDRESSES OF WELCOME BY
lr. At ,11. WilUchon Itehuir nl tlio
(illy mill I'rnfcltlcut .1. W. Illalio
lor Hie HunUcri. 'I'lic Meeting
well Altotulcil mill Ilniitiincish I're
Vllllk I. Hi Of VihltOTM
We have just received an elegant new line of
Evening Gloves in all shades. Also some
beautiful new things in Lisle and Silk Hose
Our Fan Stock contains all the largest styles ou
in beautiful new designs.
f5 Cents a Pair.
These are all
a great bargain.
CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK
WACO, - - TEXAS.
PAID IN CAPITAL $125,001
SURPLUS AND UNDIVIDED PROFITS $io6,ooc
I H. BLACK, Caehi.
3. B. UoLKNUON. President
W. D. LAOY,
J T. DAVI8, Vlou. president
J. K PABKHH,
THOS. P. ABKEL.
Accounts of bnk. bunkets merchant, furmors. mechanic ani other olasaca solicited.
parasmuoh Bttent en toootal nooounta as largo ones. We give personal and tpeolal uttentlo)
to our collection d.trMtcnant, and reama day of payment.
all the prlnolpol point of the TJnttod States and Europe.
Exohanga bought and sold 01
BROOKS & CO
Greatest Shirt Sale Ever Known in Waco.
Our Entire Stock of Puff Bosom Shirts, forty-two distinct styles,
including $1 .75, $2 and $2.50 goods,
jZZJJLi GhO JStJT $1.50 iel-cih:-
BROOKS & COWAN.
JA Grand Concert.
And onto-tninniont is to take place at
Garland's opera house Tuesday eve
ning, May 17, In which tho World
Famous prmiadonna- Mrs. WMra
Hhodes will appear. The proceeds of
this concort will be for tho purposo of
nlintn.rrimlihir tllO City 01 Y nuu
Homo eighty viows In number
in tho Toxus stato album to
iiihttifi iLt-.tlm World's Fair. Wo
wnnt. r ani. WlMO lUtlkO IV imilld SllOW-
ing in it. For further particulars cal
on Mrs. M. A.Harporor Phil Frank
lin. Firemon Notice.
No InvltulioiiB to either ball or ban
quet will be issued to Jocal nroiuou,
whether active, honorary or exempt
as their uniforms will ntlmit them.
A. M. Pkkscoit.
Chief Waco Fire Department.
OPERA HOUSE TONIGHT.
The Ideal Brain Tonic. Delightful
winter and summer beverage Speoific
for headache. Relieves mental and
physical exhaustion. Call at tbo Lyon
Drug Store. W. L. Tuokek, Prop.
A Brilliant Entertainment is Prom
ised. Tlioonora house will bo lillod to
night with a distinguished audience to
witness tho rendition of "Tho Moroli
aut of Venice." A great many tick
ets have been Eold and many more
will bo disnosod of at tho box ofllco
during the ovening.
Heckor's line orchestra will furnish
tho musio and thoso who attond will
witness Bomelhing never Been in an
opora house before half a dozen fans
in full operation by electricity. This
will make tho house perfectly comfor
table. The now costumes for "Tho
Morolmnt of Venice" have arrivod
and will bo worn tonight. The Elks
will appear In full dress and two sec
tions of the house havo been resorvod
for the visiting bankers and druggists.
The Elk .Club.
The Elk's club rooms on Washing
ton 8treot, corner of Bovonth are upon
day and night and all Elks and other
visitors to the city uro cordially in
yited to call during their stay.
The Eighth annual cojoventLn of
tho Texas Bankers' association was
called to order at 10 o'clock this
mornirgbj President J. V. Blake.
The exercises were opened by a
prayer by new Dr. King.
Dr. W. H. Wilkes was 'next intro
duced and welcomed the' visitors to
the city in behalf of tho bankors of
tho city of Waco. He said that he
would not tura the keys of the citj
over to tho visitors for Waco had uo
walls or gates but tbut there were
entrances on all sides which were al
wajs wide open, inviting everyone to
enter and nuke their homes hero.
President J. W. Blako, of Mexia,
next arose and made the following
address in reply to tho address of welcome:
Kesponse by tho pTesidem of the
Association, J. W. Blake ot Prendor
gast, Smith & (Jo , of Mexia.
In behalf of tho Texas Bankers' As
sociation, whose members you have so
cordially welcomed to jour city, I de
sire to thank you for your kind greet
ing. For the 8th timo in our history we
have oomo together in annual con
vention for the purposo of becoming
better acquainted with each other.
and to discuss questions affecting tho
banking and commercial interests of
our stato. Not tho least of the pleas
ures wo anticipate as the result of the
choice of Waco for our place of meet
ing this year is tho opportunity ol
seeing something of your city, and
being eyewitnesses of tho progress
which it has mado within the past few
Most of us have doubtless visited
your tity before, and havo noticed its
rapid growth and development, and
all of us arc glad of this opportunity
to bocouie better acquainted with
Waco and its people Wo come as
representatives of many towns and
oities throughout the state, and bring
to the Geyser City of Texas our con
gratulations on what she has accom
plished in tho past, and her bright
hopes for tho future.
Tho growth and progress of a city
are in a groat degrco dependent upon
the two factors of looation and char
acter of population. Situated in tho
center of the great agricultural section
of Texas, and mado a distributing
point for a largo area of most fortilo
country, well supplied with capital,
with manufactories and means of
communication and transportation,
and possessing business men of well
known reputation for enterprise and
aggressiveness, you may well expect
that tho future has much in store for
I believe that it is desirable, as
being both pleasant and mutually
profitable, that tho banking and com
mercial interests of tho various cities
of Texas should bo more closely unit
ed, and that is ono of tho
obieots of our organization
and ol our meeting togeiner
in the various cities of the stato from
year to year in a sooial way to disouss
various questions affeoting tho com
mon interests of all.
This association can do many things
which will be of benofit and value to
bankb, and to thoso pooplo who deal
with the, and even to people who
never deal with them. It has, among
other things, tho opportunity to make
bettor understood the relation ol banks
to the community, and their valuo to
business and all tho material interests
in the state.
No matter how much ourrency there
may be in the country, oven though
the wildobt dreams ol the mo3t ex
treme sub-treasury and Greenback
advooate were realized,thero would bo
no way of utilizing it to its full meas
ure without banks.
B 1 1 f I
500, 502 and 504 Ai'stin Street.
The well conducted and sound bank
is to the wholo community a beim
tioeno. There were times when tho monoy
lender was an object of hatred and
detest vtion, but 1 am glad to bcliovo
that with the growth of intelligonoo all
such ideas are fast disappearing. Tho
revolution of publio sentiment toward
banks has sot aside a principle once
too prevalent. If there aro any shy
looks to day, I am coolident thoy aro
not in the banking bubiness of Texas
The sentiment and prejudice against
banks is only enoouragod and kept
alive by political demagoges, all of
whom, I am sorry to say, aro not yet
dead in lexas.
It is said that not long since a
politician of national reputation de
livered an address to the working
classes in a certain city, and availed
himself of tho opportunity to reflect
upon a bankers' convention similar to
ours as an advancing enemy to
tho great industrial army of
wago workers, who go forth morn
ing and evening with tho tramp of
industry and the song of peace to thoir
That orator, like all similar denn
gogues, has come and gono eliciting
only the criticisms of the just and the
censuro of all honest men. There is
no conflict whatovor between tho
purposes of honent leaderfl of these
classes and the real purposo oi this
Tho honest organ'zors of the labor
ing classes only seek tho adoption of
fiomo method that would advance tho
physical, mental and poouniary inter
est of it members, and this association
only seeks to deviso and carry out
some substantial plan to perfect to a
higher degree tho monoy system of
our stato and common country that
will afford all classes of society, the
workiugman as well as tho hanker, tho
layman as well as tho minister, tho
people as well as he ruler, tho great
est amount of good for the fewest
hours of labor co ss'e t with the do
mands of the individual and safoty of
sooiety. Our association is not an
enemy to any class, and not in conflict
with any legimato industry, bnt, on
tho contrary, woro present an indus
try which is an embodiment of tho
nation's industry, and largely identi
fied with tho happiness and prosperity
of tho people.
AVhilo "fops may simper, fools
ohucklr and simpletons gigglo" over
the purposes of our association, it will
movo on in its dignity and lofty princi
ples, infusing hfo and activity into
the channels of business, promiting
alike tho best in tcroHts of capital and
labor, discouraging tho art of the
gambler and the tricks of tho manip
ulator, toaohing by examplo as well
as precept that honesty is right in all
things, 'whether under roof of gold or
Toof of thatch," that fair dealing is
over its own reward, demagogcry itu
It was a noblo and beautiful answer
Queen Victoria onco gavo to a cor
tain Prinoo who sont an embas
sage witu costly present?, and
askf 1 her in re! urn to tHl lino tho
snoi ts if KnglandV grcatucbB and
Envjlaud's g.ory. Tho Quctn tout
him, not the number of her fleet, not
tho number of her armies, not tho ac
count other boundless merchandise,
not the details of her inoxhaustiblo
wealth, uho did not liko Ilczektnh of
old iu an evil hour show tho Kniporor
her diamonds and her rich oruamonts,
but, handing him a beautiful bound
copy of the Bible, sho said, "Tell the
prince this is tho secret of England's
So our association and our business
plants itself upon all tho cardinal
teachings of this grout book honor,
tiuth, morality with the golden rule
as its motto, and it can say to tho
world vith oonoious pride, "These aro
tho soorets of our btiocess."
It gives me pleasure to meet so
large a number of the msmbors of our
association at this our eighth annual
oonvention, and cspcciully is it n
pleasure to have with ua at this meot
ingbo many of the fair box, all of
whom wo nro glad to recognizo as
honorary members of our association,
and wolcomo them to share with us nil
tho benefits and pleasures of the
I trust, gontlomon, that this oonven
tion will be beneficial in tho highest
and truest bonsr, and that tho banker
here gathsrod, guardians ot the poo
pie's wealth, the conservators of pub
lic confidence, and tho agents of both
money and progioss, shall make such
fruggestionu, and bring about 6Uoh re
forms as will in the fullest degroo
conserve tho great mission which do
volvcs upon thoso controlling the
wealth of Texas. Theso grand ro
suits can only be obtained by the
cflortb of united cimmunities, and to
still further bring about harmony,
safety and enterprise, wo aro assem
bled here todaj .
I havo no doubt that tho exchange
ol ideas will bo of benefit to you and
tho people gorjcrally, supposo youi
drafts for ideas will be prouiptlj
honored, and I havo n(
doubt you will havo a stir
plus that will do you eredit. I have,
no doubt eithrr that tho bonds o
fellowship here forged will bo gilt-
edged security against tho diertiptioi
ot tnis association, and that in th
end the balanoo will bo on tho rigli
And now, with reverent gratitud
to Almighty Ood, who has again pei
mittcd us to meet together in convon
Hon, and invoking His blessings upo
our deliberations, I declare this con
vention open and ready for busincsi
Tho secretary W. Goodrioh Joue
next read his report which, while i
was a splendid articlo, was toolongth
for Tiik Newh to publish.
Mr. Jones mado ono statement c ,
rather gavo a bit of advice which wi
be appreciated by ovory lithograph)
and job printer in Texas. It was 1
"And hero lot mo say to tho Tox
bankers that I am opposed to tl
habit of Bonding all over the I'niti
States and ovon to London for Btatio '
ory and other work when Texas 0
do it. I am opposed to having offio '
fittod up with English oak and foreij
woods when we havo such magnifice
forests whose woodB are being urcu
extensively in the arts, My motto
' satisfy jour nreds 111 your own to'
and if you wantbomuthing oxtr.i whi
your local printer, meouaniu
merchant cannot furnish, cjo to '
CONIINI'EU ON FIKTII l'ACJB.