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Mail EHTAlil,lHlti:i JVIjY Iff, JKW. I'nlered K the PottntJleentlVnco, T n,, an ArrpMif C'iin JlatUr. VOL. 4. NO. 258. WACO, TEXAS, TUESDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 10 1892 5P Cents rer MontU LADIES : 9 Q o Assembled In their Eighth Annual Convention. (LJ) rtW V&Ja THE BANKERS 95e. 95C 95 Gents. 95 Gents. 95 Cents. Great Shoe sale at 95Centsa JPsuix- Ladies' and Misses' Dongola Button. 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! ( 95e 95 Gents 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 9 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. 95 Gents. 95 Gents, 95 Gents, 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 IDXJREOTOIRS. I H. BLACK, Caehi. 0AUF1KLD, 3. B. UoLKNUON. President W. D. LAOY, 0. H.HIQaiNSON, 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 $1.50 SPECIAL 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 to bo bo ox 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. Coca-Cola. 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 years. 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 your city. 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 ffl 11111 ) u IB & Mill 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 various labors. 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 association. 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 own punishment. 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 greatness " 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 occasion. 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 side. 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 follows. "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. -2fmt!tkm.