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Jimpltetlt tfid Iht Ot/ltt Stmt- \ Wttklj livi ont /tar for St 65. ?implecute. F>TaHMSHKD IN 1*65 VOL. 44 INDKI'KNPKjn IN A I.I TH I S(tM—N Kl TK A I. IN NOTHING. JEFFERSON. TEXAS. FRIDAY. DE(MEMBER 8. 191 1-12 PAGES 91.00 PER AMUNN. NO. 25 /v | Jtk PrimHmf | •t uH kim4t Phm99l Jimpltctft Jtk 0*09. Show A Merry Xmas to All NOW is the time to make your fellow man (woman) know they are not forgotten, by ex tending to them the compli ments of the season in the shape of an attractive Xmas present, We wish to draw your attention to our still com plete line of Millinery, Ladies' Coats, Ladies' Tailor Made Suits, Ladies Skirts and accessories ROENFELD'S 1 Till 1 Sin Gills A company is being organized in Corpua Cliristi to establish a plant for manufacturing paper bottles. Victoria contemplates a I CXK) bond issue for road improve- | ment in the vicinity of tlie city. I It is reported that the South western Telegraph & Telephone Co. will enter Slaton in the near future. Arrangements are made for the settlement of some 2o0 fami lies around Midland. Allen Urquhart Announcement We take great pleasure in announcing: to our patrons and the general public that we will have with us for the following days only ) December nth and 12th an Expert Optician, representing the celebrated firm of A. K. HAWKES CO. ATLANTA, GA. The largest and most favorably known optical establishment in the South. He will Test Eyesight and Fit Glasses. REMEMBER that we have arranged this engagement and have secured the services of a man of ability and reputation, and that we, per sonally, guarantee his work. All examinations are free, and only regular prices will be charged for glasses. YOU CAN SAVE MONEY and obtain the highest class of professional service in this line by taking advantages of this opportunity BEAR IN MIND THE DATES. DEC. Iltli AND 12th. M. J. WHELAN, L. G. BRADEN, T. L. TORRANS, Prtsidtnt. Cishitr Vict-Prtsidtnl GUARANTY STATE BANK OF JEFFERSON JEFFERSON, TEXAS. The non-interest-bearing and unsecured deposits o! this bank &re protected by the GUARANTY FUND of the STATE OF TEXAS. WE SOLICIT YOUR BUSINESS. THE RACE FOR THE SENATE. Doubtless Morris Sheppurd is the man for the Senate toward whom tlic better class of demo crats iti Texas are looking He is ex]>erienced as a Congressman: lie is right on all moral ques tions; is well equipped in train ing and eloquence, and he will be a credit to the state in the national son ate. He has two com]»etitors. < >ne is Congress Randall; he Iiv< s in Sherman, and he bases hi> ex pectation of support upon the fact that he has advocated sev eral measures in opposition to Senator Bailey. Well, Senator Bailey has eliminated himself from Texas politics and is no | longer an issue. All that Mr. j Randall's campaign can accom | plish is merely to try to resusci tate the embers of agitation and prejudice now rapidly dying out. Hence the very moment that Sen ator Bailey announced his pur pose to retire from public life, he 1 cut the only foundation on which i Mr. Randall stands, completely from under him. But Mr. Ran dell is very ob jectionable to prohibition senti j ment. He has stood with the li quor forces in Sherman and Den i ison all his public life and his [sympathies are with them now. In the recent campaign in Texas | he threw the force of his influ ence against us and gave com ! fort to the antis. His statement and his picture graced the pages ! of one issue of that misnamed pa per '"Facts," and that issue was scattered all over Texas. At one time not in the dim past, the brewers and whisky people of his district presented him with a handsome gold watch and chain, presumably for services renderd —and he sports it upon his vest front today. He is not the man we want to represent us in .the Senate. Besides this, he is not a man of eminent ability; he is not distinguished as a statesman a lawyer or leader among men. He is strictly a politician and owes his success to this fact. .Jacob Wolters is the other can d'date. Ho belongs to the brew ers and the whisky people in the sum total of his being. He rep resents their business interest, their ideas of government and methods of policies. So much is this true, that he is counting on them for his votes and upon their influence. Were it not for them he|woukl not have dreamed of en teringjthe race. But leading antis are alarmed: they know he can not be elected. And they are se cretly planning and scheming to to get him out of it and to place Mr Clarence Ousley up as their man. They have no use for Kan dell and they realize their hope lesness in Wolters. They now be lieve that Ousley is their Moses. But this does not strike .Jacob's fancy favorably; and they are having a hard time of twisting him out of the running. This is public rumor. Jake could only carry the state for the antis by a million dollars of whisky mon ey and by the aid of thousands of negro votes. And he came so near failing in this that the whis key people are still scared nearly to death; so theyknow that when he goes up against a white man's primary he will have no more chance—to use one Gov. Hogg's expressions—than split fizzle in a Panhandle norther. How muc better off will they be with Ousley? True, he is a more desirable citizen, but ho made himself more objectable to prohibitionist than Wolters. No body expected anything of Wol ters, but we did expect some I tiling of Ousley. and he felldown on all parts of tin- gronnd and did his utmost for the liquor side | of the question. no me ouiiook i')i mieppani is encourninjf. No one who is de cent r;m find any objection to his ability, his character or his pri vate life. He is clean antitrust worthy: has been true to all his obligations, ami has kept him self in touch with the moral sen timen! <ii tin' :>eiit»1»■. ]n fact, all i decent men can support him withf out a|H)logy or explanation lh stands o :t uwhalenjfed in his pi vate and pr Mi « rword, in !• - polities and his morals Morris' Sheppard is the man to lead this 1 !■ •• t'i>i S ta t1 . A Stranger A stranger ''nterin^ a ban,-, asked: "Can you tell me where Dr»Ugbon's Business Colleges; art? located'' "Yes,'' sani the bank cash • Drau^hon lias colleges ill 1 "* stateh If you de s,re in;, : .rth- r infoi mation a»k o ir ofh 'e issistant>>, they are all from Drainjboo's. ' For prices on l<">sons by Mail, ad dress. Ino ! i*t uiiton, I*r>s d«>nt. Ndshv. e. !'<-ihi For cata 1(Vjt* on * ttiir^sH at ' o*l* nd d?«'ss I) i. n s l*raet.< -.1 I* . rif» 1 " _p, lM..a»> Texarl tr. .. i)«n nii i. A SPEECH MADE BY CAPT TODD. Following is a synopsis of a sjkvcIi made by Hun. G«*o. T. Todd in tin1 campaign for dis trict judge in when Hon Harry Rogers, M L Crawforu, I?. T Kstvs, VV R Christian ami him self were competitors for the jv> sition; Judge Kstes was elected: "In the formation of every system of government, esj>ecial ly of one founded upon the jxipu lar will as made by the people for the people, some established principles must be adopted. In imitation of the constitu tion of the United States, made by our wise forefathers, that magna charta that stands without a parallel in the world's history, as a beautiful harmonious sys tem of checks and balances, no one man nor set of men, and no one branch of the government can ever wield undue powers upon the same great and funda mental principles underlying the constitution under which has grown up a people second to none on earth in wealth, prosper ity and greatness, made by the heroes and statesmen of the Rev olution. Our state constitution divides the powers of govern ment into three great and co-or dinatc branches, which are dis tinct from and independant of each other so far as human frail ty will permit; with power in no one branch to trench upon the right or prerogatives of cither of the others. In frnglanu the crown, or exe cutivo power is by far the great est. Tin; king holds both tin* sword and the purse. The right to declare war, and almost unlim ited command over the wealth of the nation, with a veto power over every legislative act. Hence the necessity that arose in England history to force from King John those rights which are incorporated in the Magna rharta, and by virtue of which her judiciary has been rendered independent of the crown. The crown, too, is independent of the courts. By England's common law the king is the foun tain of honor and power "the king can do no wrong." Our president for several years has been universally known as the fountain of dishonor and cor ruption; and if any maxim could be applicable to I '. S Grant, it is that he can do no right. Under our form of government the ju diciary both state and federal must act independently of and a check on both the executive and the legislative debartments of government. What security 'or. relief is there to a citizen of Tex as if her legislature should pass an export facto law, and make the acts crimnal which were law* ful when done. There is none save by an appeal to the courts for the protection afforded by the Constitution. Had we not an independent and faithful ju diciary our rights might be lost, or revolution and civil war might at any moment light its blazing torch, kindled by the imtemper ate acts or hasty zeal of our un checked legislaturs and execu tive. [f the legislature trenches upon the rights of a citizen, the judiciary interposes and stops it short. Instead of a resort to arms, there is a better and a peaceful appeal to argument. The governor holds the sword and is the head of the militia; should he or his suborninates dare trample upon the smallest right of a citizen,the judicary will extend it-> iron hand, holding the sacred writ of habeas corpus, be neath whose sheltering aegis, the poorest citizen finds refuge ( Mjserve !tow li i: moi.iously tins tfre it system of checks and bal lances operates, The legislature, the aj^en of the people, sourcejof all power, is so divided that one branch acts as check on the other: and sli> I ; xrty faction or the violence <>f >assion bear I»>i!11 nv..iy. ,th'' K • • iti'.'o stands i '-d u it'll th»* • • i". And a : i t h'-se f;i . - is. on r histo t . :..i< sho'.vi: in . < ■(•,'.se, then •a ' 1. Ac the; tin; . one his? h" • • '.1 i/ert;.. h> action of .li m<i< '••rni«•:!* . 1 . urrupti ble . »da' ,ii v \s ! as >e. n beau • 1 -aid "O .• r"..> rnment is s . p; >< .' ti-i I h\ iilde >erulent piiliirs- the If^lsi.lt! ve, the ex ecut;Ye and the ...ul. aary, and if any rude hand »iiould pluck • • • .if th. . ' .!>• splend l ' • .-.t ' .ntu • , .ns The judic.ary is the cen ti i u lar ind a rt to ea-h by check inn both On the one - i .s •:.. » ' li' • otlie: is the wealth of the nation. Hut '' I . 1 i a rt<> (it : -a 1 ' . : a; «. I;, •• • i * «if the (Mtipl'- <'<»urf h em iii,v '.o s 'Idlers and own no uion < y. In this their ap)Kirent w<*ak ness, they i*«»ly implicitly u|x>n the inU*ii f(enc«-and |iatnotif*in of ' ««<o;.|» aral s1 . ml they, with the strength but without the godliness of u Sampson, (lash this pillar to earth, then re member my countrymen, that the people as well as the courts and the government, will he crush»*d together in one com mon and 11: ustinguisable ruin. Secure the lull independenceand absolute safety of your judiciary for when both the legislative and executive fail, it stands as your hope of safety. Let the courts and judges 1m> untrammel led and 'independent independ ent of every power during their good behavior. The permanent welfare of so ciety requirs this, not on account of the judge, for he may be im peached and removed; but be cause of the great interests to be guarded and sustained and up held by the law as administered thro* tile courts. To secure this independence 1, as a citizen have ever opposed a judiciary appoint ed by any power, save, the peo ple themselves. Many, includ ing my venerable competitor, dif fer with me on this point. They favor the appointment of judges by the governor and senate; this makes them depend on the very powers they are designed to check. It we observe the weak ness of human nature and how prone we are to be partial to those on whom we depend, we as a people will never surrender our right to elect our judges from the lowest to the highest. An intelligent and enlightened people is required to sustain them; then why not qualified to elect them? I regard it greatest defect in our Federal system. Not so long ago, fellow-citizens, since we of the South felt it sore ly, indeed. Not long since were grievous times in New Orleans. Not even yet has the time passed when federal judges, zealous more for their creators and mas ters than for the rights of the people; judges who ought to be independent, yet acting as polit ical partizens and governmental missionaries, pronouncing polit ical harrangues throughout the South. Stooping from the bench and soiling the. judicial ermine, to look out for victims for jWK cial vengence, under the civil rights and other odious and un constitutional bills. No, my countrymen, let the courts, as well as other coordi nate branches of government live, move and have their being thro' the people alone, and from the people direct. When can we hope for an abler greater and purer judiciary than that composed of a Wheelei, a Hemphill and.a Lipscomb.' When an Ochiltree, a Mills, (and tlio' 1 say it) a VV S Todd, adorned the district bench. It is a high and noble ambi tion to aspire to the position, with the hope of filling it wor thily with honor to the seat and bountiful satisfaction to the people. "Now, What on Earth Was I to Remember ? M This man has a string on him— >r lit least a string finger Will that niaki- him remember what hl» wife told him to buy? Well, It la jour guess What Is your eiiierlence? But did YOU forget that Christina* shopping? If you did tie a string to your finger today AND THEN DON'T FORGET AGAIN Don't STRING your Christmas shop ping along Start It quick anil have It I over .Wither let anybody STRING >'••: with tl.e tale that you can g<-t a« gi»-.>t K,, ,<is I >< • 'Jl a« y a can I»<*' 1 or Ivr l'i \ 11 kii'.w t.ifrr. The answer is Get STRINGS on those CHRISTMAS packages NOW. I aluniel l> Bad. li11: - : ,:i, ins' Liver 1'uritisr • >lr . /i.' lily | . a«4*i • au ' it* a u is '!. Ig11 ( ' . i. - ; i• i • ri . .r i 1 k, i;s> n.-"« £ ».■» v tr ,t orviniss, In yi- • 1 * tui ! i - mi I tic 1 onc>* Jied t 11 • A ton of <>i! h In*n ol»t;iiu«>(i fr< in tlii- tongue of .t »inul»* \v ( . K«ypt ne<'«i>* American win J !•* f«-r it- UMl.'• Ut<:rpri> •DR< CREAM BaKlnsPowoer b a protection and guarantee against alum which is found in the low priced baking powders. To be on the safe side when buying baking powder, cxamire the label and take only a brand shown to be made from Cream of Tartar. How to Use Red Cross Scale. With tlu? sale of Ked Cross Seals in progress in almost every state and city in the United States, The National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis is issuing the fol lowing instructions to fifty thous and paid and volunteer workers engaged in selling the seals, and to the millions who will buy these holiday stickers for use on their Christmas mail. The Postofflce Department has approved of the Ked Cross Seal design, and they may, there fore, in accordance with order No. 5020 of the Postortice De partment "be attixed to the re verse side of domestic mail mat er." Ked Cross Seals must be >laced only on the back of letters and not on the address side of any packages going through the mail. They may be placed any where on matter going by ex press. As many seals may be used on the back of a letter or package as may be desired. Everyone is urged to use them liberally, since every seal is a bullet in the. tight against tuber culosis. Care should be exercised in sending merchandise through the mails not to place seals over the string with which the pack age is tied, since this seals the package against inspection and subjects it to lirst-class postage rates. lied Cross Seals may be used also on the reverse side of mail matter sent to A ustria, < Jermany, Great Britain and most of the colonies except India and Aus tralia. Guatemala, Urguay and Portugal refuse to admit mail bearing non-postage stamps. Ked Cross Seals may be used on the face of checks, on bills, on legal documents, and on any commercial paper. These Christmas seals are not good for postage. They will not carry any /nail matter, but any kind of mail matter will carry them. The slogan of the cam paign this year is "A million for tuberculosis from Ked Cross Seals." Every letter or parcel sent out during the holiday sea sou should bear one or more of these seals. •J O Berryman, of the U. X' department of Agricultural, is planning to establish a demon strative farm at Hallcttsville. FOR YOUR HAIR Here are Facts Which We Want to Prove at Our Risk. When the- roots of the hair arc entirely dead and the pores of the scalp are glazed over, we do not believe that anything can restore hair growth. lint when the hair roots retain any life, we do believe there is nothing that will so surely pro mote hair growth as will Rexall "93" Hair Tonic. To prove that statement, we promise toprompt ly return all the money you pay us for Rexall "93" Hair Tonic, should it hot please you. .Rexall "93" Hair Tonic do stroys the germs which are usu ally responsible, for baldness. It penetrates to the roots of the hair, stimulating and, by promo ting circulation, nourishes them. ucxall "93" Hair Tonic helps to relieve scalp irritation, to re move dandruff, to prevent the hair from falling out, and to pro mote an increased gvowth of hair. It comes in two sizes, prices 50 cents and $1.00. Re member, you can obtain it only at our store The Rexall Store of W. .J. Sedberry, Jefferson. The Medina Irrigation Corn pa ny lias planned to devote a thou sand acres of land for a perma nent experiment stotion near Lytic, All branches of irriga tion will be taught. No Calomel Nereessary. The injurious effect and) unpleasant ness of taking calomel in (lone away with by Simmons' Liver Purifier, the mildest known liver medicine, yet the most thorough in action. Put up in yellow tin boxes only. Price 25c. Tried once, used always. The L. X. ranch near Aruarillo has purchosed from tin; Turkey Track ranch in Now Mexico, 8, (KK) head of cattle at a cost of $250, (XX). ThetJulf KofinintfOo. of Pitts hur& l'a. will build ;i 0 inch pipe line I ron: Saltillo to Fort Worth where a relinery will be built at once. 1. N. THOMAS, Contractor, Bnilder and Carpenter, JEFFERSON, TEXAS. Estimates and Prices furnished on all kinds of work. Guarantee work tirat-clans. Phone .^o. 215. ORE CITY The Big Free Barbecue and Picnic to be at ORE CITY on Tuesday ? Dec, 12th, has been postponed indefinitely. Watch For Date Later. THE ORE CITY CO.