April 1, 1898
SPANISH GIRL MEETS A FEARFUL DEATH
Walking Along The Railroad Track A Cattle Train Runs Over Her.
Was the Body - She Leaves a Widowed Mother Alone in the World - Body Laid to Rest.
Marietta San Roman, a beautiful Spanish girl, was killed in this city yesterday morning just a little after 7 o'clock, her body being torn and mangled in a most horrible manner.
Some years ago Senora Anner Cadena, a widow with her beautiful little girl came to Waco to make this city their home.
For some time the poor woman with her little girl kept a fruit stand on Fourth and Jackson streets and afterwards when the little girl had grown to womanhood she sought work at the Slayden Kirksey Woolen Mills of this city And obtained it since which time she has been steadily employed in making a living for herself and mother. Some time since this mother with her child removed to a home on First street between Jackson and Webster streets, and every morning save Sunday this beautiful young woman at an...
...street cars and clear the track along Jackson past Second street. He had just run up to near where the young woman was walking hurriedly along the track. He saw the train coming speedily, but was too far away to reach the girl in time. He saw her death was imminent and made every endeavor to stop the train. He signalled violently and the engineer applied the air brakes the fireman was ringing his bell, the girl knowing that switch engines run up and down the tracks in the Sapyard and never dreaming that a train was thundering along the curved switch walked hurriedly along the track when despite the power of all human agency the great puffing engine struck her. The foot board in front of the engine picked her up and carried her some fifty or seventy-five feet when her body struck a guard rail on the trail and whirled her under the great iron wheels to her instant death. the engine and one car passed over the body and 144 feet from where she was lifted up by the foot board her body was left ground to a pulp. The fireman saw it all and turned deathly sick at the fearful sight.
The switchman and several others were witnesses to the horrible catastrophe.
The girl was a marked type of beauty, well educated and an excellent pianist. God had blessed her with a beautiful face and he saw fit to spare it from the iron wheels with only a stain of carmine upon it to show its possessor had met a violent death.
The remains were conveyed to Fall & Puckett's where they were encased in a coffin and loving hands came and bedecked it with nature's sweet flowers. Here in its shroud the mangled form lay and the faultlessly beautiful face of the innocent and much beloved spanish girl looked as if in a sleep. All along through the long hours of the day the poor old mother, withered with age, sat and silently looked into the speechless face, no sob, no tear, no moan, but lost in silent anguish, the wild throbbing heart now subdued to languor sat and nursed its dead, a gleam from the mother's eyes stared straight upon the lifeless face, the gleam in its steady gaze seemed as it if would burst from its orbs, pierce the seal of death and gather back to the stark, dead form the life that had ...
SALES OF REAL ESTATE
- Charles Jordan and wife to T.H. Harden, 5 acres J.A. Manch
- Turner, Clinton & Turner to Mrs. M.R. Dunn, lotss 8 and 9 of Turner, Clinton & Turner addition to East Waco; $500.
- C.R. Turner to J.B. and Victor Cornish, lots 15, 16, 17 and 18, block 21, Baylor addition; $800.
- George W. Smith to Estelle Smith, 137x165 feet on Clay street between Sixteenth and Seventeenth streets; $600.
- C. Mailander and wife to J.T. Flanagan, 70x165 feet on Eighteenth street and Fort avenue; $750.
- J.F. Greer to M.A. Brooks, 75x125 feet on the Susan Oakes tract, South Waco; $150.
- M.E. Church South to Beckley & Son, 58x82 feet on Cleveland street, between Tenth and Eleventh streets; $900.
Charles Lastinger Gone to Mexico to Work a Rich Mine.
Last night at midnight Mr. Chas. Lastinger of this city left on the Katy for Mexico where he goes to work a silver mine that is said to be tremendously rich with ore and is now valued at $1,000,000.
This mine lies in the mountains a few miles distant from San Dimas, Estado Durango, Mexico. It is the property of Messrs. W.H., W.W. and Chas. Lastinger and Mike Guinan of this city, R.D. Blair of Fayetteville, Ark., and J.S. Chapman and M.S. Stout of Denton, Texas.
Mr. Lastinger goes via Eagle Pass. He will remain in Mexico some three months getting the machinery to work on the mine and then he will return to Waco to perfect further arrangements for handling the output.
There are some other mines that Mr. Lastinger will assist in locating after work is under good headway on the mine of his company.
E.A. Wallace of Rockdale is in the city.
W.T. McGrew is in the city from Mt. Calm.
T.C. Morgan was in the city yesterday from Hubbard.
Bob Thompson was in the city yesterday from Axtell.
H.K. Davis of Hearne spent yesterday in the Central City.
Mr. L.C. Branch of East Waco is suffering from a severe cold.
Jno. P. Lewis of Mt. Calm was in the Central City yesterday on business.
Mr. Glenn, one of Mt. Calm's most progressive citizens, is in the city.
M.W. McMullen of Robinson is in Waco this week, doing jury service.
Mrs. W.B. Stodghill of East Waco is still confined to her room, though somewhat improved.
The many friends of Mr. W.H. Deaton of East Waco will regret to learn he is not yet able to be out.
Terry L. Baker of Crawford, who is a candidate for county commissioner of precinct No. 4, was in the city yesterday.
Capt. J.W. Burnes, one of Moody's most substantial citizens, is in Waco on a visit to his daughter, Mrs. R.V. McClain.
The Hon. Waller S. Baker will leave on the early San Antonio and Aransas Pass passenger this morning for Cameron on business.
John Mohasky has been arrested on a charge of cursing and swearing, and on another charge for carrying a pistol.
Florence Hickman was convicted yesterday in the county court on a charge of theft, and given a fine of $1 and one day in jail.
Alonzo Carey, a youth of tender years, was found guilty in the county court yesterday on a charge of theft, and his punishment was assessed at one hour in jail.
Elden Stovall was in the city yesterday, after having been over McLennan county on a hunt for cattle, and he says that the Hon. Joe W. Taylor will carry this county by over 2,000 majority.
Revs. Scuddy and Cordell will conduct the services at Peniel mission tonight. All who attend will be benefited. Mr. Scuddy is an able evangelist, and Mr. Cordell's name insures good singing. You are invited.
Rosa Horsak was tried yesterday in the county court on a charge of adultery and acquitted. The court, however, entered final judgment against her and also John Mohasky for a fine of $50 each for contempt of court, and capias pro fine was issued.
Moody Griffin yesterday recovered judgment against the San Antonio and Aransas Pass railroad company for $600 damages for false imprisonment. This suit grew out of Moody Griffin being arrested some time back at the instance of the "Sap" on a charge of stealing coal. He was tried on that charge before the county court, and was fully exonerated, after which he instituted suit against the road for damages, which resulted in the above verdict in his favor.
April 2, 1898
The following convictions were had in the county court yesterday:
Abe Hollis, theft of a sack of shelled corn, tried by jury; fined $250 and sentenced to seven years' hard labor in the penitentiary.
B.S. Patterson, gaming, plead guilty, fined $10.
SMITH PAID HIS BILL
E.V. Smith of McGregor has been in a hard row the past year, but is now a free man. At the March, 1897, term of the Fifty-fourth district court Smith was convicted of aggravated assault upon one Lindsay, and fined $25 and costs, the whole aggregating $252. He went to the county farm, earning $45 in three months, $69 more was placed to his credit by a seven months' term in jail, and now by divers other payments he his discharged the full amount of fine and costs. He had a habeas corpus hearing yesterday before Judge Scott and was discharged.
A letter was received from Mr. A.C. King, who is in Klondike at present, saying he will start for Copper river soon.
The Dublin Cotton Seed Oil company shut down today at noon, throwing about on [one?] hundred men out of employment.
Captain H.A. Smith has raised a company of boys in our city and is drilling them every day. He is an old union soldier and understands his business well.
War spirit is high here today. In fact higher than any time since the explosion of the battleship Maine. The majority of the people want to see the conflict come.
TO THE COLORED VOTERS OF WACO
Gentlemen and Fellow Citizens: Having been a citizen of Waco for thirty years and the greater portion of my life has been given to a duty, that I praise above all riches. That duty was to aid the afflicted, strengthen the weak, uplift the fallen and put forth every effort that lies within me intellectually, financially and physically for the betterment of the condition of my race, and in view of the fact that a municipal election now confronts United States and that we have been charged with being collateral of a small value on election day, and that any negro would change his political views for less change his political sentiment for less than $50. I now appeal to you in earnest tones to go to the polls on April 5 as men of morals, intellect, integrity and stability, and cast your votes in defense of your representation as citizens and voters of Waco; and when this contest for mayor has been decided and our accusers have been defeated, the verdict will be that the negroes of Waco are not mere collateral to be bought on election day, nor will they change their political sentiments for money, and since we have been denounced as traitors and untrusty boodle suckers, I feel it my duty as the president of the Colored Good Government club to solicit the aid of the negro citizens of this community to assist me in branding the accusation against United States as an unmitigated falsehood. --CHAS. H. THOMAS, President Colored Good Government Club.
Members of the Colored Good Government Club:
Wm. Clements, secretary.
W.R. Herndon is in town from Tyler.
H.F. Underwood is here from Hillsboro.
W.T. Keeling is in the city from Mexia.
Mrs. R.B. Wofford of Cuero is in the city.
Genial Sam Johnson is in from the country.
Hermann Strauss, the veteran drummer is in the city.
Mrs. J.C. Oltorf of Marlin is visiting friends in the Central City.
Mrs. J.W. Slaton and Mrs. J.T. Bonner, both of Tyler, are visiting in Waco.
Mr. August Prentano of Evansville, Ind., president of the Southern Stove works of that city, accompanied by his southern representative, Mr. C.R. McAdams, of Dallas, were here yesterday on a business trip.
Messrs. Hyman Pearlstone, M.E. Mayer, Weyer London, Sidney Herz and Jake Sanger leave tonight for Calvert, Texas, to attend the Oscar Samuels nuptials which takes place tomorrow evening in that city.
All ladies are invited to attend the Gas Cookery opening, corner Fourth and Washington streets, April 7th.
J.W. Swanson and Miss Hilda M. Peterson, Green Townsend and Miss Annie Edwards were granted license to wed yesterday.
Chas. Sparks, who is in charge of the county road gang, is in the city from near Gholson. He says that his force is putting the roads in first-class shape.
Revival services, 2:30 and 8 p.m. daily at Tenth Street church, corner Tenth and Cleveland streets, conducted by Hart and Magan of St. Louis. Everybody invited.
Ben Riddle, the young man who was wantonly shot by Fred Jones in the Turf saloon the latter part of January, was recovered sufficiently to be on the street yesterday, and will soon be well.
TRAIN, TRACK AND TRAFFIC.
Mr. J.N. Griswold, commercial agent of the Santa Fe, has returned from a business trip to southwestern points.
Mr. Ramsey Cox, traveling freight agent of the Texas Central, arrived in the city yesterday. He will be here several days.
Mr. S.R. Ely, commercial agent of the Katy, arrived in the city Thursday night on business. He left yesterday morning.
Mr. J.G. Meyerhoefer, commercial agent of the Houston and Texas Central, made a flying trip to Marlin yesterday, returning in the evening.
April 3, 1898
CAPT. TOM E. DAVIS HAS PASSED AWAY.
The principals in the deadly conflict are both now numbered with the dead.
TWO FUNERALS TODAY.
W.C. Brann will be buried at Oakwood at 3 p.m. and T.E. Davis at First Street Cemetery at 3 p.m.
The talk on the streets yesterday was principally about the terrible tragedy of the evening before. In the north side of town, near the city limits, in a quaint old home, surrounded by lovely grounds, the form of W.C. Brann, the noted editor of Brann's Iconoclast, lay in its coffin and his once happy home now robbed of its master, was changed to a house of mourning. Friends visited the home all day, bringing flowers and placing them on the casket, words of condolence were spoken and the visitors left again and ____ the long sad day was spent, ___ _____atchers sat through the night. ___________ the last vigil over the form of ________ased editor.
In the heart of the city, at the Pacific hotel, quite another scene was taking place. Here around the bedside of a dying man were physicians, the loved ones of the wounded man and numbers of friends all anxiously watching, with hope rising at each sign of returning vigor or hope departing as the life of Capt. Tom Davis trembled in the balance. Not a moment from the time he was wounded until his death was there left one thing undone, and not one moment in which there were not scores of hands to administer to any want. From midnight the night before almost all hope of recovery had fled, and as the hours wore away that hope grew less until 2:30 the soul of the wounded man took its flight to the world beyond. About 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon the remains were removed from the hotel to his home on Dallas street, just outside the city limits.
As soon as the news of his death reached the streets the details of the tragedy were again talked over, and regrets were expressed that from the beginning of the Brann-Baylor troubles four of God's noblest women had been widowed and sixteen children made orphans.
The other persons wounded by flying missiles are all doing as well as could be expected.
Yesterday afternoon after the death of Tom E. Davis, Deputy Constable Cliff Torrance swore out a complaint on information and belief, charging W.H. Ward with murder. Mr. Ward was in jail and the warrant for his arrest for murder was read to him in prison.
Hon. Waller S. Baker has Mr. Ward's case in charge, and tomorrow will take proper steps to have him liberated on bond.
FUNERAL OF T.E. DAVIS
After lingering for over twenty hours after being riddled with bullets, Tom E. Davis died yesterday afternoon at 2:30 at the Pacific hotel. Every attention that could be shown was bestowed upon the sufferer, but he never rallied from the effects of his wounds, and it was only his great vitality that kept him alive so long. Dr. J.C.J. King was ever at his side, and with the aid of other physicians, the aid of medicine was exhausted, the time for the wounded man to pass to other shore had come and no human agency could keep him alive.
Tom E. Davis was 42 years of age. He leaves a wife and six children, besides a number of relatives and a host of friends to mourn his loss. The children are James F., age 17; Florence F., age 15; Mattie, age 13; Lillian, age 9; Margrie, age 7; and Nellie, age 2.
The funeral will take place today at 3 o'clock, from the family residence on Dallas street, just outside the city limits. Interment at First Street cemetery.
Services will be held both at the residence and at the cemetery, Revs. W.L. Nelms and Austin Crouch officiating.
The pall bearers are Judge W.H. Jenkins, J.E. Boynton, T.B. Williams, J.N. Harris, A.C. Riddle, J.K. Rose, J.H. Gouldy, W.H. Deaton, Robt. Wright, S.F. Kirksey, Maj. A. Symes, James I. Moore.
FUNERAL OF W.C. BRANN
As was published in yesterday's issue, W.C. Brann died at his home at 1:55 a.m., April 2. The deceased was 43 years of age and leave a wife and two children; a boy and a girl, Grace, 11 years old, and William, 6 years old.
Funeral services will be conducted at the family residence on North Fifth street by Dr. Frank Page, and at the grave in Oakwood cemetery, a funeral oration will be delivered by J.D. Shaw.
The funeral will take place at 3 p.m. today.
Mrs. Olive M. Dilley, the wife of C.T. Dilley, who died yesterday at 715 North Ninth street, was buried this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Wm. J. Brient, of Trinity M.E. church conducted services.
Deceased was 35 years of age and died of consumption.
Miss Mary Lu Prather, after a week's visit at home, left Wednesday for Austin.
Mrs. T.F. Mann has as her guests Misses Mamie and Bessie Morrow of Ennis.
Miss Mattie Melton, who has been visiting in Fort Worth for several weeks, returned home Tuesday.
Mrs. Hurley with Miss Sullivan left Monday for Fort Worth. They are the guests of Mrs. Fred McDonald.
Tuesday noted the arrival of Mrs. John G. Lee of Brownwood. She is visiting her mother, Mrs. R.B. Chandler.
Mrs. H.B. Mistrot is expected home from Galveston about Easter.
Miss Will Allen Dromgoole will arrive in Waco on the 12th of this month and will be the guest of Mrs. Henry Miller.
Miss M. Crumm is home from Wheelock since Thursday.
Mrs. Pattie Sleeper leaves Monday for a month's visit in Waxahachie with her son, Mr. Tom Sleeper.
Mrs. Peverly, who is visiting her daughter, Mrs. William Lambdin, leaves the middle of this week for her home in Millican.
Mrs. John G. Lee and Miss Ivy Chandler will leave tomorrow for Belton to attend the Lee-Curtis wedding. Miss Chandler will be the maid of honor.
Mrs. Will Adams left Thursday for her home in Colorado, after a few days' stay with Mrs. Charles Jennings on North Twelfth street.
Mr. Horace A. Davis, who was down to the Mann-Marsh wedding, returned to his home in Dallas Wednesday.
Mr. Will Prather left Tuesday for Austin.
Mrs. R.O. Rounsavall after a several weeks' visit in San Antonio returned home yesterday.
Mrs. Surratt leaves Wednesday for Battle Creek, Michigan.
Mrs. Prentiss of Kansas City was in the city for a few days last week.
Mrs. Groom will be the guest of Mrs. Ed Sturgis after Easter.
Mrs. Felix Robertson is home again after a visit in Brenham.
Mrs. A.L. Cowan, who has been with her son for the past winter, will leave this month for her home in Tennessee.
Mr. Johnston of Hubbard City came to the Mann-Marsh wedding.
Miss Witwer of Dallas, who was to be the guest of Mrs. William Jones, did not arrive as was expected.
Miss Mary Taylor left yesterday for Lorena to make one of a house party at Miss Westbrook's.
Dr. and Mrs. austin are making a visit of indefinite length to their parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Jackson.
Mrs. J.D. Padgitt, the guest of Mrs. William Jones, spent a few days of last week in Lorena, returning Friday. She left for her home in Dallas yesterday.
Mrs. Boddie, accompanied by her sister, Miss Williams, is from Kentucky.
Mr. and Mrs. D.A. Hays have returned to their home in Texarkana.
Last week noted the departure of Miss Edith Reagan for St. Louis.
Mrs. J.W. Barnett, who is visiting in Dallas, is expected home the early part of this week.
Mrs. Rotan made a short visit to Corsicana last week.
Miss Eva Westbrook left Wednesday for her home in Lorena.
Mrs. Gabriel Jordan is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Winter.
Miss Janie Gillespie will visit relatives in St. Louis in the early spring.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Brown have gone to Houston, where they will make their permanent home.
Mr. and Mrs. James Baker and family are now occupying their beautiful new home on Columbus and Ninth streets.
Mrs. Colt, who has been the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Miller, has returned to Corsicana.
Mrs. L.S. Ross and Miss Bessie Ross will arrive next Thursday as the guests of Mrs. Tom Padgitt.
Miss Cora Lee and Bessie Jennings have postponed their visit to Fort Worth until after Easter.
Mrs. D.O. Weed, after spending a week with her sister, Mrs. C.W. White, left Monday for Austin.
Mrs. J.W. Hill is visiting relatives in Bastrop.
Mrs. Laura Steiner of Austin will extend her visit with her daughter, Mrs. Johns, until after Easter.
Mrs. Harry Risher is expected soon from Montgomery.
Mrs. Ed Talley left Monday for a visit to her aunt, Mrs. Wood, in Austin.
Mrs. Lucy Connally is among the late arrivals.
Mrs. Goodrich of Marlin is visiting her daughter, Mrs. R.B. Dickey.
A Very Pretty Wedding at the Methodist Parsonage Yesterday.
Yesterday at 11 a.m. Miss Irene Erminger and Mr. Henry H. Hollifield were united in marriage at the home of Rev. W.L. Nelms, that gentleman officiating. The wedding was a surprise to a great many friends of the young people and was a very pretty but modest affair. There were no friends of the couple present except Miss Lilla Hollifield and James S. Ainsworth. Immediately after the marriage Mr. and Mrs. Hollifield drove to their future home on Eleventh and Washington streets.
Miss Irene Erminger is one of Waco's sweetest young ladies, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.B. Erminger, and Mr. Hollifield is to be congratulated on winning so excellent a young woman for his wife. Mr. Hollifield is worth of her, and congratulations are being tendered the couple on every hand. The groom is prominently connected with the Waco Daily Telephone, knows his business well, and will no doubt succeed in the business world.
John L. Long spent yesterday in the city.
Bryant Allen was in the city yesterday from Bosqueville.
James Acuff was in the city yesterday from Milan county.
Mrs. U. Deaton is sick at her home on Turner street, East Waco.
W.M. Duffel was in the city yesterday on business and pleasure.
Ed. Walker was in the city yesterday circulating among his many friends.
Joe Sheppard, superintendent of the county farm, spent yesterday in the city.
Deputy Sheriff W.P. Driskell went to Morgan yesterday on official business.
Mrs. George W. Graves left Tuesday for a ten days visit with home folks at Georgetown, Texas.
W.A. Carnahan is stopping at the residence of Mr. L.P. Becker, 502 South Second street.
Captain Sam Johnson was in the city yesterday from his farm. He reports crops improving right along.
R.F. Blair, representative of Bexar county in the Twenty-fifth legislature, arrived in the city yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. Clemence will be at the boarding house of Mrs. Little, corner Sixth and Washington streets after next Tuesday.
Rev. W.H. Traeger and Charles G. Traeger are from Pekin and Bloomington, respectively and are at present visitors in Waco for the next week.
Mrs. W.J. Lincoln, who has been spending several weeks with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Robertson, of North Sixth street, will return to her home in St. Paul, Minnesota, about the 15th of this month.
J.B. Johnson, a member of the county executive committee from the Harrison district, and a candidate for county commissioner from Precinct No. 2 of this county, spent yesterday in the Central City.
Dr. T.R. Baldwin, who resides at 1114 North Eleventh street, conveys the sad news that his father, who has been living with him here since last fall, is lying at the point of death. His son, Mr. C.H. Baldwin, of Hillsboro, is also at his bedside.
Fritz Requardt was granted a divorce yesterday in the Fifty-fourth district court, from his wife Adeline Requardt.
There will be a called meeting of the Daughters of the Confederacy Tuesday at 3 o'clock p.m. at the residence of Mrs. John C. West.
Some thief entered the chicken house of Mrs. T.B. Waite, East Waco, Friday night, but was scared away by a pistol shot before getting any game.
John Richie and Miss Nellie Perry, James M. Pearce and Miss Mollie Hamilton, H.H. Hollifield and Miss Irene Erminger, C.H. Walsh and Miss Lizzie Livingston, Elidie Garcia and Emlia Hearsora were granted license yesterday to wed.
TRAIN, TRACK AND TRAFFIC.
Mr. T.A. Miller, commercial agent of the Lone Star line, dropped into the city yesterday on routine business. He leaves today.
Mr. Ramsey Cox, traveling freight agent of the Texas Central, who has been spending two or three days in the city, left yesterday for points on his line.
Mr. A.B. Liggett, superintendent of the Coton Belt, with headquarters in Tyler, arrived in the city yesterday morning accompanied by his wife. They will return to Tyler this morning.
Mr. J.W. Ravlin, general superintendent of the Texas Central, who has been spending a week or two with his family in Little Rock, returned to headquarters here yesterday and is again at his desk. While away Mr. Ravlin also spent a few days in St. Louis. He says there is a most agreeable difference between the snow and bleak weather he found in St. Louis a few days ago, and the warm sunshine and budding trees he find on his return to Texas.
April 4, 1898
A Negro, Jesse Coleman, Shoots His Unfaithful Wife.
Marlin, Tex., April 3 - Jesse Coleman, colored, shot his wife twice in the region of the heart, at his home near Stranger, this county, Friday evening. She died instantly.
It seems that the woman had sinned against her marriage vows, and had left her husband's home some time previous to her sudden and unceremonious taking off. She had returned home for some articles of clothing and household goods when shot. The slayer remained in the vicinity some hours, but no one made any attempt to place him under arrest.
Sheriff Emmerson was notified by telephone, and went to the scene of the trouble, but was unable to find the man. That part of the county was thoroughly searched for him.
Misses Alderman and Kirksey of Waco, who have been visiting Miss Lillie Frank, have departed for Calvert to be present at the marriage of Mr. H. Samuels and Miss Oscar this evening.
Mr. R.B. Wofford and wife of Cuero, have departed for home, after visiting in the city some days, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Oltorf.
A large number of the Jewish contingent of our city's population will attend the Samuels-Oscar nuptials at Calvert this evening. The groom is a brother of Mr. S. Samuels of Marlin, and is well and favorably known in many prominent cities throughout Texas. The bride is an accomplished young lady and is the daughter of one of Calvert's well known and wealthy citizens.
Mrs. Prof. Schauss left this city last night for Fort Worth to attend the bedside of a very sick sister.
Bod McMahon of Farr is in the Central City on business.
Prof. T.A. Price spent yesterday in Waco. He says at Tours, his present home, the farmers are much elated over the fact that most of their corn was but slightly damaged by the late cold spell.
John A. Glenn is in the Central City from Mt. Calm.
S.P. Rice of Marlin arrived in the Geyser City yesterday.
John T. Bartlett of Bartlett is in the city.
A.M. Monteith is in the Central City from Belton.
SALES OF REAL ESTATE
- J.D. Bell to W.R. Clifton, 11 lots in Farwell heights addition, $1.
- W.R. Reagan et al to W.M. Riley, 93 acres of the H.N. Garrett survey, $600.
- R.S. Springfield and wife to W.M. Reiley, 93 acres of the H.N. Garrett survey, $600.
- Thos. P. Harper to R.S. Harper et al., 46 1-2 acres on the H.N. Garrett survey, $50.
- Thos. P. Harper et al to W.M. Riley, __ acres of the H.N. Garret survey, ____.
April 5, 1898
After the entertainment at the school house on Saturday night some parties from Waco got into an altercation with one Frank Keeter in which he was badly cut in the right temple, severing an artery and cutting the top of his right ear off. He also received a bad cut in the back of the head. He received proper medical attention, and was taken to his home, three miles west of China Springs the following day. His wounds are not necessarily fatal.
C.A. McAuley and Miss R.A. Chapman were granted license yesterday to wed.
Tomorrow morning it will be either Mayor Connor or Mayor McCulloch for two years to come.
The case of J.W. Mann vs Dan Ford on the docket of the county court was dismissed yesterday.
Bob Deckard pleaded guilty yesterday in the county court to a charge of gaming and was fined $10.
The examining trial of W.H. Ward charged with murder, comes up today in Justice Davis' court at 2 p.m.
In the case of J.W. Downs vs. E.C. Duty, a suit for about $800, judgment was rendered yesterday for defendant.
W.H. Norris, who was tried in the county court last week upon a charge of swindling and the case taken under advisement was yesterday acquitted.
Mrs. Howard Mann filed her answer yesterday to the divorce proceedings in the Nineteenth district court, denying all allegations, and asked for affirmation relief, divorce, etc.
A.D. Starling who a short time ago was convicted in the county court of keeping his place of business at the Bosque bridge open on Sunday was granted a new trial yesterday.
Mr. Mack Wilder and sister, Miss Della, of Mexia, are in the city visiting relatives.
B.H. Terrell, Gholson's enterprising and wide-awake merchant is in the Central City.
Constable W.P. Jones of Axtell, is in the city, having come down yesterday on legal business.
Ed. O'Brien an old citizen of Waco, but now a citizen of Shreveport, La., is in the city on a visit to friends.
T. Howard Nance is back at his post of duty dispensing drugs and soda water after a short spell of illness.
T.E. Bingham has returned from a several weeks' visit abroad and will be seen hereafter daily at his place of business.
W.D. Mahon, president of the Amalgamated Association of Street Railway Employees of America, is in the city from Detroit, Mich. He leaves today for Dallas, where he speaks to the laboring people of that city tonight.
J.M. Anderson who for a long time was in the employ of Shope, the grocer, is now working for M.E. Duncan, No. 103 South Third street. Mr. Anderson has a host of friends who will be glad to see him at the new place.
April 6, 1898
John Mann and Miss Mamie Smith were granted license yesterday to wed.
The final account of H.J. Hudson, administrator of the E.J. Hart estate, was received and approved yesterday in the probate court, and he was discharged as administrator and the administration was continued by the executor as stipulated in the will.
The meeting at Tenth Street church continues. Revs. Hart and Magann are able men. The services Sunday and last night were highly interesting and instructive. There have been five professions up to date. Services good last night despite the norther; two professions. Come everybody.
J.R. Campbell of West was in the city today, preparing to bring ____ warrant suit to set aside the city election of West because said election was illegally held. The statutes provide that all city elections must be held on the first Tuesday in April, whereas the city of West held her election Monday, contrary to the statutes proving for city elections.
In the trial of Dr. S. Burton vs the city of Waco on trial yesterday in the Fifty-fourth district court, a verdict was rendered by the jury for the plaintiff in the sum of $750.
April 7, 1898
SHOT AT HIM.
Mrs. Thomas Tanner Tries to Kill Her Husband.
Thomas Tanner dropped in at the police department last night to get some election news. While there his wife suddenly appeared and took two shots at him with a bulldog sixshooter, before she could be seized and disarmed by the officers. Mr. Tanner, who managed to dodge the bullets, escaped with some powder burns on his face and neck.
Mr. Tanner explained that he held his wife blameless, as he had given her sufficient provocation to shoot him.
Mrs. Tanner was placed under a nominal bond.
Tanner is a well known saloon man.
More Results of the Civic Contests of Tuesday.
In the city election here yesterday 220 votes were cast. Dr. Daniel Pingree was re-elected mayor. He had no potato patch farm, but the people of Hico say with pride that he is as good a mayor as his near relative, who has such fame.
P.P. Porter was elected city marshal, and S.W. Barrow, G.W. Hall and Wm. Connolly were elected aldermen.
After the result of the election was announced a large procession of men and boys appeared on the streets leading a jack. They placed each of the newly elected officials by turns on the jack and marched through the principal streets beating drums and tin pans, rattling bells and playing on various kinds of musical instruments while the boys all yelled and threw up their hats.
The city election here yesterday was one of the most quiet elections held here, still it could be seen that each candidate had true and loyal friends, who did all they could and worked earnestly for their election.
J.F. Walker, who had no opponent, was elected mayor.
Earl Stone was elected marshal by a majority of 41 votes over Baylor Fauntleroy, the old marshal and S.B. Hawkins by a majority of nine votes over J.W. Stinnett, captured the city attorney plum, J.C. Chrisman was elected city assessor and collector over DeWitt Terheun. This city should poll nearly five hundred votes, but there were only 360 polled yesterday.
The election passed off quietly. J.B. Watters was elected mayor by a big majority. He received more than 200 votes more than all the other candidates. Chapman, Wallace, Grundy and Winston were elected aldermen.
In the city election here yesterday the old board, with one exception, was re-elected. The following compose the present city council: J.R. Lumpkin, mayor; J.A. Craig, G.M. Nichols, F.M. Hooks, J.K. Bowne and L.M. Smith aldermen. The exception above mention is J.C. Tittle, who is a candidate for county tax assessor and hence declined to stand for re-election. L.M. Smith was chosen in his place.
John Erikson was elected city marshal.
The municipal election passed off quietly here yesterday. J. Harrison Allen was elected mayor. Frank S. Herring, marshal. W.J. Ball, A.O. McCollum, W.V. Tadlock, Charles Brewington and W.D. Sutton were re-elected aldermen.
Not an unpleasant incident occurred in the election here yesterday. The following officers were elected: Y.D. Kemble, attorney; W.P. Watt, marshal, J.I. Eason, assessor and collector; S.W. Spencer, secretary; Dr. D.G. Thompson, W.J.F. Ross and W.H. Shelton, aldermen; T.I. Cole, J.J. McQuatters and H.D. Timmons, school trustees.
Dr. A.J. Weathered, who was taken seriously ill at his office Tuesday afternoon, was reported last night as being still very sick at his home.
The Riddle home on Dallas street, East Waco, is undergoing considerable repairs, which helps to make Dallas street one of the prettiest in the city.
Lewis Taylor was arrested yesterday by Deputy Sheriff Fuller Williamson on a charge of burglarizing the house of Josie Beltram and taking therefrom some valuables.
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Y.M.C.A. will meet at the rooms Tuesday evening next to give a farewell reception complimentary to Mr. and Mrs. Clements. Mr. Clements having been for some time secretary of the Y.M.C.A. and he and Mrs. Clements intending to remove to a distant city this reception is given complimentary to them. All lady members are requested to bring flowers for decoration Tuesday morning.
Col. A.M. Rhodes of Bryan is in the city.
Major W.R. Cavitt of Bryan is in the city.
John Q. Tabor, merchant of Bryan, is in the city.
Capt. F.A. Reichardt is in the city from Houston.
Judge Charles Rogan is in the city from Brownwood.
Joe Earp was in the city yesterday from his home near Crawford.
Mr. T.B. Waite and family spent election day on the Bosque fishing.
Justice Baylis Earle attended the political pow wow at Rosenthal last night.
Jno. B. Nichols, Crawford's greatest merchant, is in the Central City on business.
Mrs. W.B. Stodghill still remains very low at her home on Preston street, East Waco.
Editor W.D. Cox of Temple is in the Central City on business and pleasure combined.
R.C. Bruel is now doing duty at the City Hall saloon. Mr. Ludwig Thompsen proprietor.
Sheriff Baker and his deputy Fuller Williamson attended the political meeting last night at Rosenthal.
A.M. Downie has returned from Memphis, Tenn., where he has been for some time engaged in business.
Rev. Carrall Smith of the class of '97 in Baylor university, now pastor at Bartlett, Texas, is in the city.
Mr. J.C. Eaton and family have removed from their recent home on North sixth street to 1218 Barnard avenue.
Mr. W.H. Deaton of East Waco, who has been sick at his home on Sherman street, is able to be out again.
Nat S. Green, district manager of R.G. Dun & Co., with headquarters at Dallas, is in the Central City on business.
Messrs. Ed Sparks and R.A. Price left the city yesterday for Rosenthal to attend a political meeting that took place there last night.
Mr. J.D. Selman of East Waco is studying for an M.D. under Drs. Curtis and Olive. "Dick" has many friends who wish him success.
W.E. Phillips, with his son, Johnnie, and daughter, Mary, of Gerald, Texas, was in the city yesterday, visiting his mother, Mrs. U. Deaton on Turner street.
H.P.N. Gammel of austin is in the Central City in the interest of his book business. He has many friends in Waco who are always glad to see him when he visits the city.
TRAIN, TRACK AND TRAFFIC
Mr. Ramsey Cox, traveling freight agent of the Texas Central, is out on his line keeping freight on the move.
Mr. H. Olenbush, general freight and passenger agent of the Waco and Northwestern, left Wednesday night on a business trip to Dallas. He will return today.
April 8, 1898
Norman Phillips, living about two miles from town was thrown from a horse yesterday and broke his leg.
DALES OF REAL ESTATE
- J.C. Denton and wife to John W. Tubbs, parts of the J.B. Robertson survey near Crawford; $1,212.50.
- Ed M. Ainsworth and wife to B.H. and N.S.S. Hill, 50 1-3x175 feet on Columbus street, part of the Burney homestead tract; $1,100.
- O. Tuatnil and wife to J.S. McLendon, lot 7, block 1, of J.S. McLendon addition; $835.
- J.M. Turner and wife to Charles R. Turner, lot 11 of the I.A. Goldstein addition on Columbus street near Twelfth street; $750.
- Peter Gummett and wife to G.A. Will, 125 acres of the Golindo eight league; $4,450.
- James Hooper and wife to Hays Bros., lot on fourth street near Waco creek; $100.
- H. Kinderman to Mary Q. Quinius, 55 feet on Columbus street near Eighth street; $100.
- Monroe Truett to Consumers Cotton Oil company, 100 feet St. Louis and Southwestern railway part of the Vega grant; $260.
- Virginia Hall et al to Hugh London, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, block 1, Van Hall addition; $5,500.
The beautiful Neumegen homestead, located at 1311 Austin avenue, is offered for sale. Lot 125x165, together with modern two-story residence, improvements, etc. Apply on premises.
MRS. J.J. HARRISON DEAD
A Most Estimable Lady Who Formerly Lived in Waco.
A telegram from Mr. J.J. Harrison to his brother, Mr. C.W. Harrison announces the death of the former's wife yesterday at Highlands, Cal. Mr. Joe Harrison was for many years a resident of this city and only left here several months ago for California, hoping by the move to improve Mrs. Harrison's health, which was on the decline for some time before their removal. In this sad bereavement Mr. Harrison has the heartfelt sympathy of this entire community, as he and his wife both were widely known and hardly any one in the city enjoyed a greater degree of respect and esteem than did they.
The remains will be brought to Waco for interment, but what day they will reach Waco can not be determined as yet, due announcement, however, will be made in the Times-Herald as to the funeral.
Joe Lew Allen and Miss Lena Hattsburg were granted license yesterday to wed.
Call Jackson was jailed yesterday by Deputy Constable M.S. Aiken on a charge of gaming.
Mrs. Lucie S. Ridgeway will give a recital Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Goggan's Music Hall.
In the case of Woodward vs. Keys tried in the county court yesterday judgment was rendered for the defendant.
Walter Fore, a youth about sixteen years of age, is now on trial in the Fifty-fourth district court on a charge of burglary.
Eugene Edwards pleaded guilty in the Fifty-fourth district court to a charge of burglary and was given two years in the penitentiary.
Four boys were taken through Waco yesterday to the Reformatory. Sheriff Baker had them taken to Gatesville to the Reformatory for Contractor Carmickel.
The regular monthly meeting of the Fifth Street Epworth League will be held this evening at 8 o'clock. A full attendance is desired. Matters of importance will come up.
J.E. Perkins who about a year ago escaped the clutches of Deputy Sheriff Will Driskell was re-captured by that officer a day or so ago and landed in jail on the same old charges, carrying a pistol and disturbing the peace at Elm Mott.
Jake Hartford, colored, was given two years in the penitentiary yesterday by Judge Sam R. Scott in the Fifty-fourth district court. Jake is an ignorant darkey and was charged with bigamy. When accused in court he arose and addressing the court said: "I done dat an' I 'spose I'm guilty; but tell you, boss, I want you to do somethin' for me." "What is it, Jake?" replied the court. "Why, it's jus' dis way. I done dat, an' I'm sorry, but I want you to turn me loose." The court replied it would like to but under the law it could not; so the poor darkey will go over the road for a couple of years. "Well," he said, "dat do beat my times, I ain't never goin' to do dat again," and he was jostled back to jail to await the coming of the officers to take him on to Huntsville.
Geo. C. Pendleton came in yesterday from Belton.
Henry Hopson spent yesterday in the city from Reisel.
Deputy Sheriff John McGinnis, of Bruceville, is in Waco.
Chas. Sparks, overseer of the county roads gang, spent yesterday in the city.
S.E. Jackson, candidate for the legislature, spoke at Robinson Wednesday night.
Deputy United States Marshal W.L. Burke returned yesterday from Belton and other points.
Miss Bessie Dreyfus is again with the Wako Karnival Klub in the office of President Riggins.
The Hon. Frank P. Holland of Dallas was one of the distinguished visitors in the city yesterday.
Mr. J.D. Newton of Grandview, was in the city yesterday and paid the Times-Herald a pleasant call.
Mrs. W.A. Fletcher and Mrs. T.S. Long of Beaumont are visiting Mrs. F.B. Carroll, at 705 Speight street.
J.W. Riggins, who has been sick for some days is back at his post of duty working eighteen hours a day for the Karnival.
Miss Cora Priddy, a charming, accomplished young lady of Hubbard City, has been the guest of Mrs. Lallie Page for the past ten days. She left for her home yesterday. Miss Priddy made many friends while in the city, who will hope for her return again soon.
TRAIN, TRACK AND TRAFFIC
Mr. Ramsey Cox, traveling freight agent of the Texas Central, was in the city yesterday.
Mr. A.A. Glisson, traveling passenger agent of the Cotton Belt arrived in the city yesterday. He leaves today.
Mr. Sam Ely, commercial agent of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas, arrived in the city yesterday on routine business.
Mr. J.M. Morisey, traveling passenger agent of the Illinois Central, dropped into the city yesterday to look after business for his road.
Mr. W.F. McMillin, general freight and passenger agent of the Texas Central, went out on his line on business yesterday, returning in the evening.
Mr. "Mark Hanna" Bone, western passenger agent of the Southern Railway, honored Waco with his presence yesterday. He arrived Wednesday.
Mr. H.M. Fickenger, traveling passenger agent of the Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham; Mr. W.H. Abel, traveling passenger agent of the Chicago and Alton and Mr. R.C. Cowardin, traveling passenger agent of the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis, were a party of railroad representatives who passed through the city yesterday en route to points in Southern Texas.
April 9, 1898
Central lodge No. 128 Sons of Hermann will install officers next Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Sheriff Baker will leave this morning for Terrell to accompany F.W. Kruger to the insane asylum.
The final report of J.P. Griffice as guardian of Victoria McFee was approved yesterday in the probate court.
Impressive services were held last night at the synagogue and Mrs. Tekla Weslow-Kempner entertained the immense audience with a magnificent vocal selection.
In the county court yesterday C.B. Houston recovered judgment against William Yoakum for $10. The case came up on appeal from Justice Davis' court, and was a suit for $195.
The first team of the Baylor base ball club and the second team of Add-Ran will contest for superiority on the grounds at Add-Ran tomorrow at 4 o'clock. No admission will be charged.
W.R. Herndon is in the city from Tyler.
A.L. Scott spent yesterday in the city from Battle.
H. Barnett of Hubbard City is in Waco on business.
W.F. Ruth of Moody is in the city this week doing jury duty.
Henry Neely of Moody is in the city this week doing jury duty.
Mrs. Fred Droke of Hubbard is in the city stopping at the Pacific.
A.B. Stanford is in the city from Hewitt serving his country as a juror.
Sam Thompson is in the city from Moody this week serving on the jury.
Mose Levy, representing the Memphis Paper company, is in the Central City.
G.W. Bolger of Hewitt is one of the jurymen in the Fifty-fourth district court.
T.C. Hand, one of Corsicana's most substantial citizens, spent yesterday in Waco.
J.P. Flores of the city of Amarillo, up in the Panhandle of Texas, is in the Central City.
E.R. McClain is in the city from Moody on a visit to his brother, R.V. McClain, of this city.
J.A. Tadlock of McGregor is in the city this week serving on the jury in the Fifty-fourth district court.
Secretary Clemence of the Y.M.C.A. will leave in a few days to take charge of his work in a field further North.
Misses Mamie Klersky and Tessie Alderman, who have been spending a month at Marlin, are expected home tomorrow.
Miss Mamie Ettleson, who has been in Houston for some time attending the wedding of a friend, is expected home today.
Miss Mary Nance of Dallas, one of the most popular young ladies of that city, is visiting Mrs. Howard Nance at Fourteenth and Washington streets.
Prof. J.S. Kendall is in the city. The professor is a candidate for state superintendent of public instruction. Prof. R.A. Price of this city, who is a particular friend of Prof. Kendall, is showing the latter over the highways and byways of Waco.
TRAIN, TRACK AND TRAFFIC.
Mr. Sam Ely, commercial agent of the Katy, who arrived in the city Thursday, left yesterday.
Mr. J.N. Griswold, commercial agent of the Santa Fe, left last night for Temple on the trail of business for his line.
Mr. John Fitzhugh, contracting agent of the Santa Fe at this point, will leave for Dallas this evening to spend Sunday.
Mr. J.N. Wisner, western passenger agent of the Seaboard Air Line, arrived in the city Thursday night looking after business for his line. He left yesterday.
Mr. J.M. Morisey, traveling passenger agent of the Illinois Central, who has been sojourning in Waco for a day or two on business for his line, left yesterday.
Mr. "Mark Hanna" Bone, western passenger agent of the Southern railway, who dropped into Waco Wednesday to keep the Southern before the people here, left yesterday.
Mr. A.A. Glisson, traveling passenger agent of the Cotton Belt, who wafted himself into Waco Thursday to work up business for his road, wafted himself out again yesterday.
Mr. W.F. McMillin, general freight and passenger agent of the Texas Central, who spent Thursday out on his line looking after business, returned to his desk here yesterday.
April 10, 1898
J.M. Birchen and Miss Nannie Merritt were united in the holy bonds of matrimony yesterday afternoon by Justice of the Peace W.H. Davis. The bride is an accomplished young woman and the groom is now holding a position at Daughtrey's dairy.
GEORGIA BURLESON HALL NOTES
Miss Mary Dyer accompanied her father home Friday to spend a few days.
Miss Sicily Bryant and brother also went home yesterday to enjoy the time till Monday.
We are sorry Miss Pearl Welborn has been sick this week. She went to her home at Roanoke to spend a few days gaining strength.
Rev. J.M. Carroll went to Vernon Tuesday on business.
Miss Sue Kendrick has been at home at the bed side of her mother this week.
Miss Leila Wertham paid a visit home Friday.
Mr. Joe S. Yarbrough, who is well known to many of the men of Waco, having for fifteen years engaged in business in this city, will make an address to men at Y.M.C.A. hall, 715 1-2 Austin avenue, this (Sunday) afternoon at 4 o'clock, subject, "What the Lord Can Do for a Man."
All men are cordially invited. There will be special music, instrumental and vocal by Misses Jennings and West, and Mr. A.M. Downie. All men are cordially invited.
John Potts will talk to the boys at 3 p.m.
The annual state convention of the Texas associations will be held at Galveston, opening Thursday night, April 14. The program is one of unusual merit and many new features will be introduced. There will be present in addition to a number of Texas workers, Mr. C.L. Gates of Kansas City, Mr. L.E. Buell of Birmingham and Mr. Andrew Baird of Topeka, Kan. The Galveston association will entertain all regularly accredited delegates, and the railroads have made a rate of one fare for the round trip. Members who can attend should call at the rooms for further particulars.
Charles E. Clarke is in the city from Mt. Calm.
J.W. Rodgers of Moody spent yesterday in Waco.
Mr. Ezra A. Naman has returned from a trip to Hillsboro, Texas.
Superintendent Joe Sheppard of the county farm is in the city.
Sheriff F.M. Black of Madison county is in the city with his family.
Tax Assessor J.W. Frost was out last night to a political speaking at Bosqueville.
Tax Collector T.J. Primm was out at Bosqueville last night attending political speaking.
Dr. A.J. Weathered, the well known physician, is out again, after having been confined to his home with sickness.
Mr. J.S. Yarbrough of Houston is visiting his brother Geo. L. Yarbrough, and will talk at the Y.M.C.A. rooms at 4 o'clock this evening.
Messrs. Ed Steed, B.H. Hatcher, E.K. Brown and Will Johnson of East Waco have returned from Lott, where they have been doing some extensive carpenter work.
The many friends of Mrs. W.B. Stodghill will regret to learn that her condition is yet unimproved and that she is still confined to her bed at her home on Preston street.
Mr. A.W. Amthor of McGregor, candidate for county surveyor, was in the city yesterday evening on his way to West, where he will meet the voters of that precinct. Besides being a competent surveyor, Mr. Amthor is a thorough gentleman, and deserves well at the hands of the voters of McLennan county.
Rev. W.H. Traeger of Pekin, Ill., and Charles G. Traeger of Bloomington, Ill., after a stay of a week in the city, have again departed to their respective homes. They are brothers of Rev. J.A. Traeger and W.G. Trager of W.K. Finks & Co. Their call and stay was certainly a highly appreciated one. They had not seen each other in twelve years. They were highly pleased with Texas and say Waco is a paradise in itself.
In the estate of Oscar N. Clark, miner, Dan Wise made application yesterday to be appointed guardian.
In the estate of John M. Smith, deceased, his wife, Mrs. R.E. Smith, filed application as sole survivor.
Tom Reynolds secured a divorce yesterday in the Nineteenth district court, Judge Surratt presiding, from his wife Marrah Reynolds.
In the Fifty-fourth district court yesterday the disabilities of Earnest Cannon were removed by the court to enable him to manage his own estate. He is over 19 years of age.
Deputies Sheriff Tilley and Driskell arrested Willis Raines, colored, yesterday afternoon on a charge of stealing a lot of brass from the Waco and Northwestern Railroad company.
In the county court yesterday in the case of Will Park vs. W.L. Childs, suit for balance of $9 on note, judgment was rendered for the defendant for $2.17 and the cancellation of the note.
Deputy County Clerk Sumpter Speak is the proud possessor of a new file for court papers, which is a neatly constructed tier of drawers in a cabinet made of oak. This piece of furniture is not only very useful, but it is also very neat.
In the Nineteenth district court yesterday, Judge Surratt presiding, Henry Obert obtained a divorce from his wife, Dora P. Obert, on the ground that she was an impure and immoral woman before marriage and deceived him into marriage.
J.M. Birchum and Miss Nannie Merritt, Wm. Requardt and Miss Alice Glaze, Tom Randle and Miss Lou Morgan, Johnie Thomas and Miss Elmira Clark, E.L. Brown and Miss Lou Frisby, Andrew Stoll and Miss Otiele Henske, G.J. Jones and Miss Ola Emmerson were granted license yesterday to wed.
TRAIN, TRACK AND TRAFFIC
Mr. J.N. Griswold, commercial agent of the Santa Fe, who left for Temple on business Friday night, returned last night.
Mr. H. Olenbush, general freight and passenger agent of the Waco and Northwestern, has issued the following excursion orders, offering extremely low rates to two important church gatherings to be held soon:
Account general conference Methodist Episcopal church, South, at Baltimore, May 4 to 28, you may sell round trip tickets to Baltimore, Md., May 1 and 2 at rate of $38.30. Limit tickets June 1, 1898.
Mrs. Craik who has been in Marlin, was expected home yesterday.
Mrs. Harry Risher has returned from a month's visit in Montgomery.
Mr. and Mrs. Blackshear, who have made their home in New York for the past two years, will return to Waco the first of May to reside permanently. They will be accompanied by Miss Genie Moore.
Mrs. Peverly, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. William Lambdin, left for Millican Thursday.
Miss Maggie Cameron will spend Easter in Philadelphia, as the guest of Mrs. Hurley, who will be remembered as the recent guest of Mrs. Cameron.
Mrs. Ross, with Miss Bessie Ross, will arrive today and be with Mrs. Padgitt a few days before occupying their new home on Austin street.
Mrs. Bell, who has been visiting her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Cohen, left on Thursday for Cincinnati.
After visiting their old home in Abilene, Dr. and Mrs. Harrington returned last week.
Mrs. James Mistrot is visiting the family of Mr. H.B. Mistrot.
Friday noted the arrival of Mrs. James Kerman of Bellfontaine, Ohio. She is visiting Dr. and Mrs. Cohen.
The friends of Mrs. J.H. Branson will be glad to know that she is convalescing from her recent illness.
Mrs. J.S. McLendon, who has been visiting Mrs. Adams in Hearne, is expected home the last of this week.
Mrs. John G. Lee after attending the Lee-Curtis wedding in Belton, was expected yesterday for a visit of some length with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Chandler.
Mrs. Pattie Sleeper left Monday for Waxahachie to visit her son, Mrs. Tom Sleeper.
Miss Ada Risher who has been visiting in San Antonio, is now in Austin after which she will return home.
Mrs. J.H. Ludden, after a visit to friends in Chilton, has returned home. She is with Dr. and Mrs. Cohen.
Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Willis of Temple, spent a few days in the city last week.
Mrs. Ilse of Sherman attended the Raymond-Shgaly wedding.
Mrs. H.B. Mistrot is expected home in a few days.
Mrs. Marshall Surratt left Wednesday for a visit of some length in Battle Creek, Mich.
Mrs. F.B. Carroll has as her guest Mrs. W.A. Fletcher and Mrs. T.S. Long of Beaumont.
Mrs. Henrietta Cox is entertaining her sister Mrs. Maria Lemmond of Fort Worth.
Mrs. A. Block is visiting friends in Dallas.
Dr. Ellen Lawson Dabbs of Fort Worth, will be the guest of Mrs. G.D. Streeter during the meeting of the State Press Association.
Mrs. Julia Moses is home again after a visit of some length in New Orleans.
Miss Macdaniel who has been with Mrs. Rotan during the winter, leaves this week for her home in New York City.
Mrs. A. Baruch has returned to her home in Tyler.
Mrs. Foster Fort and Miss Brahn made a flying visit last week to Seguin. They were expected home yesterday.
Mrs. Winkler of Corsicana will be with Mrs. R.W. Beaumont during the meeting of the State Press Association in May.
Mrs. Lee Rosenthal left Wednesday for her home in St. Louis.
Mrs. Ed Sturgis is expecting as her guest next Friday Mrs. Groom of Calvert.
Mrs. Rotan will entertain Mrs. Sydney Smith and Mrs. McNealus of Dallas during the meeting of the Press Association in May.
Mrs. George Tyler of Belton spent a few days with Dr. and Mrs. Wallace last week.
Miss Will Allen Dromgoole will arrive in the city Monday to remain until Thursday. She will be the guest of Mrs. Henry Miller.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Byrne will entertain in May Mrs. Walton of Austin, the president of the Press Association.
Mrs. Rotan has returned from a short trip to Belton.
Mrs. De Dupree of Marlin made a short visit to Dr. and Mrs. Wallace last week.
Miss Annie Winter returned home on Friday from a visit to Houston.
Mrs. Bolane of Dallas will make a visit in May to her sister, Mrs. J.W. Barnett.
Misses Kiersky and Alderman who hos [have?] been visiting for the past month in Marlin, were expected home yesterday.
Miss Mary Nance of Dallas is visiting Mrs. Howard Nance at Fourteenth and Washington streets.
Miss Mamie Ettelson, who has been visiting friends in Houston was expected home yesterday.
Mrs. J.W. Barnett has returned from a visit to her sister Mrs. Bolane in Dallas.
April 11, 1898
White Hall defeated the Geysers Sunday by the close score of 7 to 6. Batteries: DeGraffenried and Stubblefield for Geysers; Blanto and Smith for White Hall. The feature of the game was Wilson's fielding by saving the ball from the rank.
The revival meeting being held at the South Tenth Street tabernacle is getting very interesting. Rev. Margam and Hart, who are conducting it, are very earnest young men and have been doing good work. The sermon by Rev. Mr. Hart last night was on the text, "Where are thou?" Gen. 3:9. It was an earnest exhortation to Christians to be whole-souled and all for God, followed by an appeal to backsliders to reurn [return?]. The subjects for next Tuesday and next Sunday nights are respectively "Hell," or "Future Punishment," and "popular Sin."
T.B. Saunders is in the city from Gatesville.
S.J. Mings of Gatesville is in the Central City.
John H. Bonner of Tyler is in the Central City.
A.J. Sewell came over last evening from McGregor.
A.M. Monteith arrived in the city last evening from Belton.
Messrs. Charlie and Joe Flanagan will join the fire company tonight.
The Hon. Richard H. Harrison arrived in the city yesterday from Salado.
Harry Lisle is now located at Karnival headquarters doing stenographic work.
Mr. Harry K. Dreyfus is home from Hearne to spend a few days with his mother and sister.
Miss Bessie Dreyfus is the mascott for the Wako Kween Karnival again this year and is again at her post of duty as stenographer No. 1.
SALES OF REAL ESTATE
- Josiah Sullins and wife to Ada H. Sullins, 40 acres of the Thos. Figures survey, $800.
- Geo. Hunter Smith to Lily Dodd Smith, part of lots 5 and 6 in block 1 of Conger addition, $5.
- Jas. B. Baker and wife to Geo. Hunter Smith, 1 1-2 lots on corner Sixteenth street and Blair avenue, $2500.
- Waco Electric Railway and Light company to Henry Scott, the real and personal property of said company, $250.
- T.D. Hays to S.L. Jones, 2 lots, corner Seventeenth and Burnett streets, $1.00.
- James I. Moore and wife to S.L. Jones, lot on seventeenth street near Burnett street, $280.
- T.E. Davis to Maggie D. Allen, part of the Wm. Moore survey and part of Riddle and Davis addition, $6445.
- H.W. Newton to H.B. Head, 20 acres of the Aaron Cullen survey, $100.
- Ruby and Mary Mallory to Cullen F. Thomas, one-fourth interest in lots 1, 2 and 3 in block 1 of Conger addition, $812.50.
- The Waco Improvement company to Chas. T. Alexander, lot 4 in block 231 of Finks' addition, $1500.
- T.E. Battle to Berry Satchell, Jr., 30 acres of the M. Martinez grant, $210.
April 12, 1898
The largest crowd for many years visited Troy Saturday, attending the Horse Show. Everything went off nicely with but one accident, Mr. Tom Compton being run over by a stallion, sustaining such injuries that he had to be carried home, but is reported doing well at this writing.
Only twenty candidates in Troy Saturday, and not a good day for 'em, either.
Miss Bruce from Belfalls is visiting the family of J.W. Watson.
Mr. and Mrs. Gunn from Erath came in last night. They are guests of J.W. Watson and family.
Mrs. Stanton and Miss Noble returned from Dallas Saturday.
Dr. W.L. Harrison filled his regular appointment at the Christian church yesterday.
Silas T. Compton, editor of the Pendletonville Journal, was in town Saturday.
Eddie Carter from Moody is in town.
Dr. Betts from Temple was in Troy Saturday.
All of our teachers attended the teacher's institute at Temple Friday and Saturday.
The inside of the West end fire station is receiving a new coat of paint.
Terrell J. Adcock and Miss Ada Wilson, Lem Kead and Miss Eva Maxwell were granted license yesterday to wed.
In the Nineteenth district court yesterday the Rotan Grocery company obtained judgment against Mitchell & Baggett for the amount of their debt in two cases and in one for the foreclosure of their attachment lien.
T.L.A. Miller obtained a divorce yesterday in the Nineteenth district court from L.J. Miller, also judgment was rendered giving the plaintiff custody of the minor children and for one-half of the seventeen acre homestead tract.
Ben Hatch is in the Central City from Lorena.
Mose Westbrook of Lorena is in the Central City.
Sheriff Boyd of Bosque county is in the Central City.
Constable John Shelton of Lorena is in the Central City.
H. Weaver, a prominent merchant of Gholson, is in the Central City.
D.F. Bomar, an attorney of Fort Worth, was in the city last evening.
Gordon Murphy of Lorena is in the Central City, looking after stock interests.
R.S. Myers, Walnut Springs' lumber dealer, is in the Central City attending the Federal court.
Postoffice Inspector Wood arrived in the city yesterday from Marlin and will remain a few days in the city.
Miss Monte Brown, organist of Morrow Street church, has been elected a delegate to the State League conference.
Mrs. J.M. Trice, baby and nurse, and Miss Fannie Trice of Dallas are the guests of Mrs. George M. Blackburn at the Pacific.
Miss Stella Pierce of Belton, the late teacher of music at Add-Ran university, is visiting Mrs. T.D. Hays, 800 South Third street.
Lud Williams left last night for Galveston on legal business, and will be detained in the Oleander City some two or three days.
T.B. Graham and wife were called to Bryan last evening on account of severe illness of Mr. Graham's father. Mr. Graham is interested in the Garlington-Hall Produce company of this city.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Manchester leave this morning for Mineral Wells to be absent some time, Mr. Manchester intending to remain a week or ten days, while Mrs. Manchester will remain some time longer.
The suit of the Waco Trading company vs. E.S. Johnson is on trial in the county court. The plaintiff sues for $10.55 claimed as debt and the defendant reconvenes setting up a claim for $102.39 alleged for personal services and commissions.
Constable John F. Shelton came in from Lorena yesterday and says that there will hardly be a vote cast against J.B. Earle in this race for justice of the peace of precinct No. 1. They have watched him closely during his past term of office and noticing his great efficiency are determined to see him go back again. His action they say, has been guided with sincerity and a desire to see Justice prevail.
TRAIN, TRACK AND TRAFFIC
Mr. J.N. Griswold, commercial agent of the Santa Fe, leaves today over the Waco and Northwestern on a business trip.
Mr. S.L. Werden, traveling freight agent of the Bay Shore line, has returned from a business trip to points in the northwestern parts of the state.
Mr. John Fitzhugh, contracting agent of the Santa Fe, returned yesterday from Dallas, where he spent Sunday with the many friends he has there.
Mr. R.L. Jackson, who is well known and universally liked in this city, has been promoted from night operator in the San Antonio and Aransas Pass office here to a dispatcher's position in the Yoakum office. Though glad to learn of this just recognition of Mr. Jackson's merit, his many friends in Waco regret that his new duties require him to make his home elsewhere.
April 13, 1898
Hannah Fox was the little miss who won prize No. 41 at the baby show.
Ed Polland was fined $1 yesterday by Justice Earle for disturbing the peace.
The jury in the case of E.F. Milsaps was unable to agree on a verdict up to night fall last evening, and are still tied up.
There will be services today at 10 o'clock at Temple Rodof Sholem. This being the last day of passover. Rabbi Harry Wise will officiate.
On account of being overstocked on teeth, I will make you a set during the next thirty days at a big discount. Dr. Chambers, Painless Dentist.
In the Fifty-fourth district court yesterday Lizzie Andrews filed suit against Charles Andrews for divorce on the ground that the defendant had been convicted of horse theft.
Eugene Ellis filed suit yesterday in the Fifty-fourth district court against F.M. LeBow to try title to land of the Jesse Russell survey in McLennan county and for $1,000 damages.
In the Nineteenth district court yesterday the case of Mary Agnes D. Harn et al vs. the American Mutual Building and Savings association was called for trial. The plaintiff was granted leave to amend and the case was continued.
In the case of R.T. Dennis & co. vs. Mary Marshall, a suit for debt tried in the Nineteenth district court yesterday, judgment was rendered for the plaintiff for the amount of their debt and interest, and for the foreclosure of their lien. To this the defendant objected and gave notice of appeal.
F.C. Bailey is in the Central City from Moody.
Lawyer Cunningham of Abilene is in the city attending the Federal court.
J.C. Reynolds, cashier of the citizens bank of Moody, is in the Central City.
J.C. Kelvain came in yesterday from McGregor to attend the Grand Orient blow out last night.
Messrs. Doyle Dickie and John Barron of Thornton, were in the city yesterday on business.
W.H. Neeley of Moody is in the city serving his country as a juryman in the Fifty-fourth district court.
Dr. B.G. Ward of Marlin was one of the visitors who came in yesterday to attend the Grand Orient last night.
Mr. J.G. Oltorg [Oltorf?], a prominent commission merchant of Marlin, came up to take in the Orient festivities last night.
Judge Bowman of the United States ____ left yesterday for Paris, where he presides in a criminal case in which Judge Bryant stands recused.
Joe Smith of Chalk Bluff, a stalwart democrat of the old school, is in the Central City, doing duty as a juror in the Fifty-fourth district court.
Mrs. J.M. Trice, Miss Fannie Trice and little daughter, Desmonda, and Mrs. W. Westbrook of Dallas are guests of Mrs. G.M. Blackburn at the Pacific hotel.
Mr. C.E. Tillingham of New York city is in the city on business, and made the Times-Herald a pleasant call yesterday evening, accompanied by his friend, S.W. Slayden and son.
Mr. Will Matthews of Waxahachie, who has been quite sick at the residence of Mr. C.F. Smith, left for home yesterday on the Katy, accompanied by his father, Mr. W.R. Matthews, who came after him.
F.R. Huckaby of Fairfield is in the city doing service in the Federal court as a juror. Mr. Huckaby is an old time hunter and one of the greatest in Texas. During his stay here the local hunters are going to get up a big hunt for his benefit.
TRAIN, TRACK AND TRAFFIC
Mr. S.L. Werden, traveling freight agent of the Bay Shore line, left last night for Houston and Galveston. He expects to return Saturday.
Mr. A.B. Liggett, superintendent of the Cotton Belt, was in the city yesterday on routine business. He returned to his headquarters at Tyler last night.
Mr. J.N. Griswold, commercial agent of the Santa Fe, leaves tonight for a trip over the San Angelo branch to work up business for his road. He will return in a day or two.
Mr. E.D. Wolfe, commercial agent of the Queen and Crescent, with headquarters in Dallas, arrived in the city yesterday to look after business for his line. He returned to Dallas last night.
Mr. J.N. Wisner, western passenger agent of the Seaboard Air line, spent yesterday in the city. While here Mr. Wisner was busily engaged in perfecting arrangements for the big Baptist excursion to Norfolk, which his line will run soon.
April 14, 1898
Mr. Bruce Gerald, late of Waco, has removed with his family to this place and will take charge of the oil mill here.
Quite a party of young people spent a few days on Little river fishing this week. They report poor success.
The Maxwell Rifles were placed in the third regiment as company F. The company is looking for its guns daily. The members continue to drill four times a week and will soon be in perfect condition.
Preparation is being made for a picnic to be held here on San Jacinto day; in that event several public speakers will be on hand.
Home talent will give a dramatic exhibition on the evening of the 21st for the benefit of the Maxwell rifles.
SALES OF REAL ESTATE
- P.W. Riggs to T.J. Morgan, 120 acres of the S.B. Dickson survey; $2,000.
- John Blunner and wife to J.J. Dean, 2 lots on North Fifth street; $2,500.
- R.E.L. Stewart to the Waco Improvement company, lot 7, block 6, Waco Improvement Company addition; $800.
- Waco Improvement Co. to Harry F. Pudig, lot on North Ninth street, near West avenue; $1,800.
- Ben Ettelson and wife to Sam Sanger, one-third interest in 275 1-2x181 1-2 feet on Eighteenth street, part of the John Hobson survey; $4,150.
- B.H. and N.S. Hill to B.W. Atkinson, lot 16 in block 232, Finks addition; $1,800.
- Fauntley Johnson and wife to J.O. Hern, 66 acres of the M. Martinez grant; $1,080.
GOT TWO YEARS
E.F. Milsaps Convicted of Forgery - Two Cases More.
The jury in the Milsaps case returned a verdict yesterday giving the accused two years in the state penitentiary on a charge of forgery. There are still two more cases against him.
J.R. Seymans and Miss Fannie McQuillan were granted license yesterday to wed.
F.C. Traeger, father of J.A. and W.G. Traeger, of this city died at Perry last night, age 71 years.
Several delegates leave tonight for the Y.M.C.A. state convention, which opens at Galveston tomorrow morning.
Mose Davis is on trial in the Fifty-fourth district court on a charge of committing rape upon a 12 year old negro girl.
E. Rotan, president, vs. S.W. Slayden is the style of an old suit now on trial in the county court, which grew out of the old Aransas Pass ____ business.
The Land Mortgage bank of Texas has filed suit in the Fifty-fourth district court against the unknown heirs of Jno. a. Hough, to remove[?] ____ from ___ title of land in this county.
John Walker, charged with robbing the postoffice at Kopperl March 31, 1897, had an examining trial yesterday before the Federal court, and was granted bond in the sum of $400, which he failed to give, and went to jail.
Invitations are now being received by physicians in Waco to attend the meeting of the Texas State Medical association in their Thirtieth annual convention, which takes place in the city of Houston, April 26, 27, 28 and 29.
Dr. G.C. McGregor yesterday received a postal card from his son, Charles, who some time since sailed for the old country. Charles writes from Bremen, and says that he arrived there save and sound, although the vessel he went over on encountered rough seas. He goes from Bremen to Munich.
At 8 o'clock last night an alarm of fire was sounded from box 15, which proved to be the burning of a small house on Columbus street, between Sixth and Seventh streets. The blaze was started by the explosion of a lamp, but the flames were extinguished with quilts before the department could arrive.
Messrs. Hays Bros., of this city, have just received the intelligence that the Liverpool and London, and Globe insurance company will not only throw no obstacle in the way of their employes joining the military or naval service in the event of hostilities between this country and spain, but that they will encourage and aid them in doing so, by paying them their full salaries during the time that their services may be required.
W.A. Vestal, who came to Waco three days since, with his 14 year old son, who was bitten in the hand by a mad dog, will leave this morning with his son, for their home in Marque, Leon county. Yesterday was the ninth day since the child was bitten, two days prior the mad stone was applied and clung to the wound for thirty-six hours; at that time the little fellow was very sick, but yesterday he was decidedly better everyway, and his father is now confident that a cure has been affected.
April 15, 1898
W.F. Hawkins filed suit yesterday in the county court against A.L. Jones on note for $500.
The suit of Mrs. Callie Thompson vs. the Sun Life Insurance company is on trial in the county court.
Sheriff Baker returned yesterday from Tyler, having in charge Louis Walker, white, who stands charged with forgery.
Jon T. Walston and Miss Cora E. White, J.W. Lee and Miss Julia Annie McKnight, M. Willis and Mrs. Annie Kerby were granted licenses yesterday to wed.
The last will and testament of R.H. Holmes was entered yesterday for probate, T.L. Holmes, a brother of the deceased, is named as executor without _____. The property left amounts to about $3000.
The Behrens campaign committee is arranging to have a grand cake walk next week, the proceeds of which will be devoted to urging the campaign of Mr. Behrens for King of the Karnival Sixteen of the handsomest and most graceful colored people in Waco have been selected to participate. Only white people will be admitted. A small fee to be charged.
Justice J.B. Earle was up to his neck yesterday in the marriage business, having joined three couples in nuptial ties, they being M. Wills and Mrs. Annie Kirby, J.W. Lee and Miss Julia Annie McKnight, Jno. T. Walton and Miss Cora E. White. And to cap the day's work off properly he left the city for White Hall, where he delivered a campaign speech. Justice Earle is an all round man at any job and performing marriage ceremonies is just his proper business, for he is strictly up to date on that kind of work.
L.E. Daniell is in the city from Austin.
J.M. Parks came in yesterday from West.
Riley Callen of West was in the city yesterday.
A.J. Sewell is still in the city from McGregor.
Frank Shaw spent yesterday in Waco from West.
J.E. McGhee of West spent yesterday in Waco.
Jim Dodge was in the city yesterday from Crawford.
Constable Jess Abbott of Bosqueville spent yesterday in Waco.
John C. Walton, mayor of McGregor, spent yesterday in the Central City.
W.G. Boyd of China Springs was a visitor in the Central City yesterday.
Ed Sparks was in the city yesterday after several days absence from the city.
Wm. Oglesby, editor of McGregor Herald, was in the city yesterday from McGregor.
Dr. Boyett has resumed work in his dental office, after two weeks tussle with lagrippe.
City Marshal J.C. McAdams of West was in the Central City yesterday on legal business.
R.B. Torrence, the judge of the coming election at the box of Elk, spent yesterday in Waco.
Mrs. W.L. Ayres and Miss Ayres are in the Central City from Gatesville, stopping at the Pacific.
Bert Boone is in the city from West.
Constable John Cobb of West is in the Central City on business.
Misses Smiley and Robinson, two of Elks most accomplished young ladies, were in the Central City yesterday.
Frank B. McElwee is in the city from Rockwood in East Tennessee and will probably make Waco his future home.
W.F. Nicol and Albert Coleman left the city last night for Galveston to attend the state meeting of the Y.M.C.A.
Mr. W.T. Martin's many friends will be glad to hear that he has almost entirely recovered from his recent long ilness.
The Hon. George T. Jester spent yesterday in the Central City, looking after his interests in his race for governor of Texas.
Mrs. Lee Peeler is expected in the city today. She joins her husband here and they will probably make Waco their future home.
H.W. Conyers, who has been teaching at Concord for some time, has finished his school work, and is now visiting friends at Elk.
Mr. F.W. Schumacher, formerly citizen of Waco, was in Washington with his wife a few days since, and dined with Congressman Henry.
Mrs. R.B. Spencer of Dublin is visiting her sister-in-law, Mrs. J.C. Lattimore. Mrs. Spencer has many friends and acquaintances in Waco.
J.H. Schroeder of Tours will leave Waco Friday the 24th instant for Galveston, where he will take passage on the steamer Curityba for Hamburg, Germany.
32,000 bottles of Zimmerman liniment sold in Texas last year. This proves that a thing that has merit will sell.
TRAIN, TRACK AND TRAFFIC
Mr. J.N. Griswold, commercial agent of the Santa Fe, has returned from a business trip over the San Angelo branch.
Mr. S.L. Worden, traveling freight agent of the Bay Shore line, who left a few days ago for Houston and Galveston to look after business for his road, will return today or tomorrow.
April 16, 1898
Mrs. Land, wife of S.L. Land, a farmer residing one mile from Rosebud, shot herself with suicidal intent through the neck with a revolver and immediately fell into the fire, burning her arm severely. The cause of the rash act has not as yet been reliably made public. Mrs. Land is the mother of three children. Medical aid was summoned and it is hoped that the wounds will not prove fatal.
Hon. M.M. Crane, the next governor of Texas, is billed to speak here on Saturday, May 7, at 2 o'clock p.m. and also at White Hall, the same date at 8 o'clock p.m.
We learn that a new postoffice has been established at Owl Creek, this county, to be called Sigsbee, in honor of Capt. Sigsbee, U.S.N. of the Maine, with Mrs. E.A. Glass, postmistress.
The Coryell County Teachers' Institute will convene in this city Friday and Saturday the 22nd and 23rd instant, and will be addressed Friday night by Hon. J.S. Kendall, candidate for superintendent of public instruction.
HE IS CRAZY.
Mrs. Downs Swears Her Husband is Insane.
Thursday W.H. Downs was convicted in the Fifty-fourth district court for forgery in raising a bill for peach trees. It seems he sold a gentleman fruit trees to the mount of $4.50 and when the bill came in it was $3.50. And for this he was to go to the penitentiary for two years.
Yesterday Mrs. _.C. Downs, his wife, ________________________ she has cause to believe and does believe that her husband, W.H. Downs, is insane and was insane at the time the deed was committed.
Dell Hatch of Lorena is in the Central City.
Terry L. Baker is in the city from Crawford.
Mrs. T. Westbrook is in the city from Lorena.
W.H. Criswell of Mart spent yesterday in Waco.
J.P. Williams of Lorena spent yesterday in Waco.
Oscar Mitchell was in the city yesterday from Eddy.
Capt. Lillard of Bosqueville spent yesterday in Waco.
Jim Kendrick was in the city yesterday from Hewitt.
Cooper Williams spent yesterday in the city from Lorena.
John Carpenter was in the city yesterday from Bosqueville.
Col. E Whettington of Hot Springs is in the city, stopping at the Pacific.
Editor Graham of the Crawford Advocate spent yesterday in the Central City.
Will Gaither of "Henry letter" fame, spent yesterday in the city from Lorena.
John Leopard was in the city yesterday from his home near the poor house.
L.T. Warinner came in yesterday from Eddy and reports his town prosperous.
C.H. Bird, a substantial farmer, living near Patrick, spent yesterday in the city.
Al Cowan of Mart, candidate for county commissioner from that district, is in the Central City.
Mrs. Emma Wylie Ballard of Dallas, Texas, is visiting her cousin, Mrs. M.G. Hart, at 623 North Eleventh street.
Mr. W.D. Wallace is having considerable improvements made on his place, corner of Archer and Elm streets, East Waco.
Mrs. Gabriel H. de Jarnette will arrive in the city at 11 o'clock this morning and will be the guest of Mrs. W.P. White on Speight street.
Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Knight will leave tomorrow for San Antonio to attend the Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias and Rathbone Sisters.
Judge Banks of Temple, Ed Sparks, Cullen F. Thomas and Prof. Robt. A. Price left the city yesterday to attend political speaking at Axtell last night.
Mrs. Lee Peeler arrived in the city last night from San Antonio to join her husband here. It is quite likely that they will make Waco their future home.
E.J. Ashburn, general live stock agent of the Illinois Central railroad, is home again after a hard rustle in other towns for business for his road.
Prof. J.P. Overby of Battle is in the Central City and is one of the board of teachers examining other teachers upon their applications for certificates to teach school.
Mr. A.B. Freeman has sold out his stock of dry goods and groceries in East Waco and will move across the river in a few days. The good people of East Waco regret very much to lose Abe as a citizen.
Mr. T.J. Selman is suffering from a severe attack of rheumatism at his home on Dallas street, East Waco. He has many friends who wish him an early recovery. He is being attended by his brother, Dr. J.D. Selman.
J.W. Bailey has just returned from Bremond and says the Roberts Rifles of Bremond are ready for war, the crops are all looking well and the people happy. He will leave tomorrow for San Antonio to attend the convention of the Grand Lodge, Knights of Pythias.
J.A. Kirgan, the veteran editor of the Dawson Times, was here last evening on his way to Austin. Mr. Kirgan publishes a splendid weekly paper and well deserves the success he is meeting with. Besides the many duties pertaining to his own paper he find time to handle the Daily and Semi-Weekly Times-Herald.
April 17, 1898
ROGERS (TX) NOTES
Our new postmaster, Mr. Frank Lehay, has taken charge.
Cards are out announcing the marriage of Chas. Crow and Miss Sallie Nicholson, which will take place at the Baptist church tomorrow night.
Work has begun on the new residence of Dr. T.M. Dunagan.
SALES OF REAL ESTATE
- J.D. Green to Fountley Johnson, 60 acres of the M. Martinez grant; $100.
- J.B. Cornish et al to A.J. Cornish, 50x100 feet, corner of Fort and River streets, East Waco; $470.
- J.H. Hines and wife to Parrish & Potter, 50x204 feet, South Fourth street; $400.
- Reisel School Corporation to H. Ludwig, lots 17 and 18, sec. E, Reisel; $200.
- A. Higginbothom and wife to J.W. Payne, part of the M. Rabogo grant; $1,500.
- John s. Wilcox and wife to R.f. Fitz, 100 acres M. Rabogo grant; $1,500.
- Virginia P. Hall to B.H. Carroll, lots 9 and 10 in block 4 of Van Hall addition; $250.
- J.D. Morgan et al to Sam Sanger, 100 acres of the University lands; $2,982.
- William Schroeder and wife to C.F. Bartos, 79 1-4 acres of the Gideon Pace survey; $2,000.
- J.M. Rivers and wife to Jno. A. Warren, 350x350 feet in the town of Hewitt, $125.
- W.H. Vaughan, trustee to the Methodist Orphanage, part of the Martin tract Jno. Stephens's survey; $1.
- R.T. Dennis et al to Dennis Manufacturing Co., 391 1-6 feet on South Ninth street near Cleveland street; $20,000.
- J.C. Jennings and wife to C. Wilhite, 1 1-2 acres of the S. Banks survey; $200.
- R.A. Knowles and wife to S.D.A. Duncan, part of the Geo. Givens survey; $2,550.
- The Waco Improvement Co. to John M. Jergins, lot 1 in block 8, corner of Nice and Amherst streets; ______.
WILL DECORATE THE GRAVES OF THE DEAD.
April 21 To Be Observed As Memorial Day By Confederate Veterans.
The Morning Will be Spent in Decorating Graves - Exercises at the Baptist Tabernacle in the Afternoon.
Memorial Day in Waco is fast approaching and once again the old Confederate veterans will decorate the graves of their comrades in arms now dead and gone, with flowers once more they will lay upon their lonely mounds their tribute of undying friendship; once more they will recount the times and experiences that tried men's souls, and once again they will be brought to realize that the time is fast approaching when they, too, will be called upon, to answer the reville sounded on the eternal shore.
April 21 will be observed as Memorial Day and on that date the old soldiers and all their friends will visit the different cemeteries and decorate the graves of the sleeping soldiers with flowers. All Waco is invited to join in this work and the ladies of Waco are called upon to furnish the flowers. All persons who will donate flowers for this occasion are requested to leave them at the city hall, the North end fire station, Central fire station, West End fire station, South End fire station and the East Waco fire station on the morning of the 21st inst. before 9 o'clock. On that morning at 9 o'clock all persons who will participate in decorating the graves will then repair to the different cemeteries for that purpose. Com___s have been appointed by Pat Cleburne Camp, United confederate Veterans to attend to this work at the First Street cemetery, Catholic cemetery, Oakwood and the East Waco cemetery.
At 3 o'clock in the afternoon under command of Capt. John C. West, Pat Cleburne Camp and all Confederate veterans and their friends will march from the city hall to the Baptist tabernacle, where splendid memorial exercises will be had. The program is as follows:
Prayer by the chaplain, Dr. Frank Page.
Address by Cullen F. thomas on behalf of the Sons of Confederate veterans.
Recitation by Miss Josie Burleson of Smithville.
Address by Comrade J.D. Shaw.
"Soldier's Dream" recitation, by special request, Miss Hardy.
Benediction by Dr. R.C. Burleson.
The music will be under the direction of Prof. Reisner and will be assisted by the Misses Ellison and others.
The following is a full and complete list of the confederate dead as kept by comrade Tom Moore:
IN FIRST STREET AND ODD FELLOWS' CEMETERY.
Thomas Arnold (killed in battle), John Aerle, F. Adams, C.N. Alexander, C.F. Ancshutz, Col. B.F. Atkins, J.C. Blocker, Burwell J. Blankenship, J.P. Butler, James Buchanan, W.D. Bedwell, W.H.D. Baird, Dr. W.F. Buck, John J. Blankenship, Frank Brown, G.G. Blount, G.W. Chenault, L.N. Cassaday, Dr. J.L. Cornish, James Cannon, James Cook, ----- Crowder, J.P. Clements, Dr. A.M. Clingman, R. Cook, ---- Close, P.E. Carter, George T. Coats, A.B. Carter, J.S. Clements, ---- Connor, J.F. Davis, George H. Dutton, W.P. Dawson, Reginald C. Davis, Frank M. Dunklin, Captain A. Eastland, John B. Earle, J.B. Ewell, A.f. Eastland, A.J. Evans, H. Freeman, Dr. W.P. Gunnell, Grimes Bros., L.J. Granbury, Dick Green, W.A. Glasson, L.L. Horne, J.A. Hobbs, F.H. Hooks, Dr. Richard, Harrison, Gen. James E. Harrison, James E Harrison, Jr., Gen. Thomas Harrison, J.P, Hancock, Wm. L. Horne, E.H. Harding, Dr. J.P. Houston, E.N. Harris, R.C. Hollifield, John A. Hough, E.A. Hough, E.T. Henry, Dr. S.D. Howe, M. Hood, D. Hayes, J.N. Hairston, Wm. B. Ish, H.T. Inkskip, R.M. Jones, Marshall Johnston, Mack Jemison, Pabez Johnson, Major Theodore Johnson, Miles Jennings, Dr. Van Jones, A. Jones, Thos. J. Lenard, Joseph Lester, J.C. Lake, W.P. Lans, H.C. Lasenby, M.T. Lane, R.W. Lemons, R.W. Lamdin, J.B. Majors, J. Monroe, John Moran, N.A. McPhaul, W.C. McBroom, William P.S. Majors, W.A. McAlpine, Wm. Miles, ---- Pardo, Conrad Peters, W.E. Rogers, W.A. Rucker, Rev. Harvey Richey, B.D. Robinson, J.W. Rhea, Captain T.J. Selman, J.P. Sayers, Dr. Turner Stocking, J.R. Sparks, W.P. Smith, J.E. Sears, Captain J.M. Smith, Robert B. Smith, Tip Stone, Captain John M. Stone, P.P. Smith, Jessie Stegall, Rev. Howell Taylor, Robert H. Thomason, Captain T.T. Tucker, Martin Tronsler, R.H. Trippe, W.S. Vick, A.B. Williams, R.B. Wilson, John A. Winn, Joseph B. Williams, Mat B. Williams, John C. Watson, William Warren, G.C. Young, Early H. Arnold, J.M. Murphy and D.E. Swim, W.D. Chambers, John T. Flint, John M. Holt, H.P. Lester, E. Moses.
F. Adams, Fred Axling, John T. Beal, J. Battle, A.J. Buchanan, Jno. S. Blair, R.A. Dyer, William Fowler, James Garrison, Sandy Munroe, Jno. McBride, Alf Neil [Nell?], T.J. Nally, J.T. Powers, Rev. J.E. Pullian, James Purris, James Patterson, Dick Pippin, John Tumlinson [Tomlinson?], George Polster, Jno. drew Tomlinson, George Polster, John McGhee, Dr. Lyle, William M. Davis and B. Goldsby.
James Anderson, Rev. J.B. Allison, J.C. Bailey, W.S. Biles, Jno. H. Blocker, Prof. A.A. Boggass, W.I. Barrett, S.J.J. Bracken, Capt. Boggess, Jno. R. Cox, Dr. J.S. Carrington, Dr. J. Culbertson, Albert Chambers, Chas. P. Cluger, W.H. Caldwell, H.C. Chris__berry, O.J. Downs, P.L. Downs, Major George B. Erath, William A. Fort, J.H. Farmer, ---- Fleming, Frank Graham, J.P. Garland, John Harolson, Donaldson Huff, Rev. W.S. Huff, Rufus Heatherly, J.K. Harrison, J.H. Hart, Robert Hatten, Captain Jacques, J.C. Jenkins, R.J. Joiner, C.L. Kirkpatrick, Edmund Ker, S.A. Killough, Rev. D.C. Kinnard, William W. Kendal, E.P. Lunsford, John L. Lunsford, W.H. Lednum, Rufus C. Majors, John A. Morton, George Motz, W.C. McGahey, J.H. McGahey, H.T. McClarty, D.C. McGown, F.M. Makeig, W.G. Mobley, J.E. Moore, J.G. Morris, M.E. McLaren, J.W. Orand, J.W. Oliver, A.J. Pierce, J.B. Pogus, Captain W.L. Pitillo, B.F. Richey, William Robinson, F.C. Robinson, Jno. H. Robinson, Gen. J.W. Speight, F.H. Sleeper, J.J. Stewart, J.J. Stewart, C. Shelton, William Sinclair, G.H. Sleeper, L. Stewart, J.J. Stewart, John R. Shultz, E.A. Sturgis, Capt. N.T. Sneed, George W. Smith, S.B. Trice, A.G. Tradewell, Col. William A. Taylor, J.R. Treadwell, Branch Watkins, E.G.L. Weibusch, A.N. Whiteside, D.S. Wood, R.W. Yates, W.F. Corley, E.C. Snead, J.K. Wilson, H.G. Bostwick, Alf C. Neil, W.H. Wilkes, J.H. Caldwell, B.F. Crow, H.C. McBrown, J.B. Gilmer, E. Dixon, Van Hall, I.C. Meek, John A. Morton, J.D. Beatty, J.F. Abernthy, J.N.R. Brooks, Gov. Richard Coke, Robert Carter, William Carothers, Dr. J.W. Cocke, A.J. Dickinson, A.J. Evans, Captain Tyler D. Harn, W.C. Harman, Captain M.D. Herring, James Halgrain, Col. S.H. Pope, T.J. Penn, Gen. J.B. Robinson, Gen. Sul Ross, W.N. Steed, A.J. Walden, Dr. H.D. Wheatly.
Major P.H. Aveilhe, H.C. Cooney, John Fitzgerald, Fred Krohn.
E.D. Conger, First Street; John R. Edgar, Oakwood; J.L. Gaston, First Street; John F. Herbert, Oakwood; Dr. Fountain Jones, Thos. Murray, Thomas Scott, Werner Stricker, Dock Smith, First Street; Dr. A.C. Swartzwelder, Oakwood; J.H. Turner, First Street; R.T. Riggins, First Street.
Justice W.H. Davis was summoned to Lorena late yesterday evening to hold an inquest over the remains of W. Taylor, foreman of the Katy bridge gang at work near that place, who dropped dead on a car at Lorena yesterday. Heart disease was presumably the cause of death. Justice Davis will return to the city this morning.
In the case of H.G. Bostwick vs. M. Golding on trial yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Nineteenth district court before Judge M. Surratt, the plaintiff dismissed as to defendants Humphries and Sol and M. Golding and recovered judgment for his debt, interest and attorney's fees against other defendants named with a foreclosure of lien as prayed for.
Mrs. Dawson A. Walker is visiting in Brownwood.
Mr. Joe Smith of Chalk Bluff was in the city yesterday.
Mr. Buck Pippin is very sick at his home in East Waco.
Mr. S. Beck, president of the S. Beck Jewelry company of Dallas, is in the city.
Miss Inez Scott has returned from Temple, where she has been on an extended visit to friends.
Mrs. C.F. Fink has returned to the city from Bryan, after spending a month at that place visiting her parents.
John H. Jergins will leave Tuesday for Dallas on a visit to his parents, whom he has not seen for more than two years.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Emanuel left for Dallas last evening to visit Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Sanger and Mr. and Mrs. Alex Sanger.
Rev. Mr. Nelms will occupy the pulpit of the Fifth Street Methodist church today after missing two Sabbaths on account of illness.
Messrs. Leonard B. Mayer and Hyman Pearlstone left last night for Calvert, Texas, to attend the picnic to be given at that place today by the members of the Columbian club.
Mrs. S.A. Davis, who has been visiting her son, Geo. L. Yarbrough, received the sad news today of the death of her brother, Capt. J.M. Perry, postmaster at Elliott, Ark. Mrs. Davis will leave for Elliott today.
Mr. T.J. Selman, who has been so low at his home on Dallas street, East Waco, is reported by his physician as being somewhat improved and hopes are now entertained for his recovery, a fact which his numerous friends will be glad to learn.
Prof. R.A. Price attended the South Bosque picnic in the interest of Prof. J.S. Kendall for state superintendent of public instruction. Prof. Price has canvassed the county pretty closely and says that Prof. Kendall will carry the county by a big majority.
TRAIN, TRACK AND TRAFFIC
Mr. J.N. Griswold, commercial agent of the Santa Fe, went down to Marlin yesterday, returning in the evening.
Mr. W.F. McMillin, general freight and passenger agent of the Texas Central, returned yesterday from a business trip to Austin.
Mr. E.M. Winstead, traveling freight agent of the St. Louis and San Francisco, arrived in the city yesterday to look after business for his road.
Mr. W.F. Conner, southwestern passenger agent of the Wabash railway with headquarters in Dallas, spent yesterday in Waco. He leaves today.
Mr. J.A. Morriss, clerk in the auditor's office of the Texas Central, accompanied by his wife and daughter, Mary Allen, leave for Hico this morning.
Miss Susie Wilcox, who is now in Corpus Christi, will return home within the next fortnight.
Miss Carrie Graham will arrive this week from Austin to be the guest of Miss Flora Cameron.
Miss Agnes Walker, after a month's visit in Galveston, is home again since Monday.
Mrs. T.D. Hays has as her guest, Miss Stella Pierce of Belton.
Tuesday noted the departure of Mr. and Mrs. Manchester for Mineral Wells.
Miss Marie Ridgeway, of Axtell, is visiting in the city.
Miss Knopper will leave the first of May for New York.
Mrs. Cullen F. Thomas is in Austin visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Moore.
Mr. Frank Whitely of Texarkana, spent Sunday and Monday of last week in the city.
Miss Will Allen Dromgoole after a visit of a few days in the city left Thursday.
Misses Mattie Jones and Macdaniels left Friday to spend a few days on the Jones farm near Lorena.
Mrs. J.S. McLendon, after a visit of several weeks in Hearne, arrived home Thursday.
Mrs. John Patterson of Moody, was in the city a few days last week.
Mrs. Wainscott of Kentucky, is visiting relatives in the city.
Mrs. Ross and Miss Bessie Ross will soon preside over their new cottage, on Austin avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. Clemence, and their little girl, Virginia, left last week for their new home in Cedar Rapids, Ia.
Miss Mattie Jones is home from Waxahachie, where she attended the Bishop Jackson wedding.
Mrs. J.E. Allison is visiting friends in St. Louis.
Mrs. L.W. Goodrich is again at home in Marlin, after a weeks' visit with her daughter, Mrs. R.B. Dickey.
Sunday noted the arrival of Miss Mamie Kiersky, who has been visiting in Marlin and Calvert.
Mrs. H.B. Mistrot who has been in Galveston for some time, will return home this week.
Miss Alderman is home since Sunday from her visit in Marlin and Calvert.
Miss Nannie Simms of Marlin is visiting Mrs. Craik.
Mr. Claud Jester of Corsicana, was in the city last week.
Mrs. Russell, of St. Louis, arrived Tuesday to be with her daughter Mrs. J.D. Thomas.
Miss Lallie Marshall has returned from Waxahachie.
Mr. Shelly of Austin spent last Sunday in the city.
Mrs. Chas. Sanger is in Dallas since Thursday.
Miss Marion Ettleson is expected home from Houston tomorrow.
Mrs. Groom of Calvert arrived Friday and is visiting Mrs. Ed. Sturgis.
Mrs. Winter was expected home yesterday from Houston, she will be accompanied by her sister, Mrs. Lee.
Mr. Peyton Randle left Thursday for Chicago.
Miss Helen Hirschfelder is visiting friends in Dallas.
Mesdames Clifton, Thomas, Rotan, Hale, Cole and Sleeper are the Woman's Club contingent to the Tyler Federation.
Mr. James Smith of St. Louis was the guest yesterday of his brother, Mr. H.M.R. Smith at the Hermitage.
Mr. Gabriel Winter came up yesterday from Navasota.
Mrs. Howard and Miss Less Williams are the guests of Miss Westbrook since Friday.
Mrs. Geo. Tyler leaves Tuesday for a visit to friends in Austin.
Misses Smiley and Robinson, two of Elk's most accomplished young ladies, were in the Central City yesterday.
Mr. Ben Lambdin returned from a few days' visit in Millican.
Miss Johnnie Baker will entertain Miss Ellis of Austin during the Carnival.
Miss Nettie Haber left Tuesday to attend the Jahrmarkt in Dallas.
Mrs. James Baker and Miss Alma Baker went over Friday to Dallas to attend the Bachelors' Ball.
Miss Mary Taylor and Miss Hortense Alexander will go down on the 11th of May to Galveston to attend the nuptials of Mr. Jay Womack and Miss Willie.
Mrs. Kiersky goes to Dallas next Friday to attend the Jahrmarkt.
Mrs. Orand and Mrs. Richardson will be guests from the Literary Club to the Pierian Club at Dallas.
Mrs. R.B. Spencer of Dublin is visiting her sister, Mrs. J.C. Lattimore.
Miss Florence Blair will be one of the wedding party that goes to Galveston for the Willie-Womack wedding.
Mrs. Rotan, Mrs. Radney and Miss Minnie Johnston will represent the Texas Press Club at the Pierian Club reception in Dallas, May 5.
Mr. F.W. Schumacher, formerly a citizen of Waco, was in Washington with his wife a few days since, and dined with Congressman Herny.
Mrs. H.H. Adams will be the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J.S. McLendon during the Carnival.
Mrs. W.L. Ayers and Miss Ayres are in the Central City from Gatesville stopping at the Pacific.
Mrs. Foster Frost [Fort?] has returned home from Sequin.
Miss Joseph leaves for her home in Cameron Tuesday.
Miss Brahn who has been in Seguin for the past week, is again with Mrs. Foster Fort.
Miss Ivy Chandler who is visiting in Belton is expected home the last of this week.
Mrs. Titus Westbrook is in the city from Lorena.
April 18, 1898
COLORED TEACHERS HOLD CONVENTION.
Marlin, Tex. - the Colored Teachers' association of Central Texas concluded its two days' session at this place last night with an interesting program.
The attendance was large and much interest was generally taken in the discussion of all educational matters, that come before the body.
Many of the more prominent teachers inform me that the meeting has been attended by helpful results to an unusual extent for all participants.
The most prominent among those present were: S.J. Jenkins, superintendent deaf and dumb asylum for colored mutes, austin; Prof. W.E. Grubbs, principal, Hearne high school; Prof. E.L. Blackshear, principal P.V.S.N.S.; J.R.E. Lee, member of falculty, Bishop college; A.H. Colwell, president C.T.T.A., Bryan; A.D. Simonton, druggist, Dallas.
All the teachers left for their homes today.
c.P. Wade is in the city from the Hub.
S.B. Hawkins of Gatesville is in the city.
H. Schocke is in the city from St. Louis.
Mr. John Harrison of Hewitt is in the city.
R.H. Ballance is in the city from Baltimore.
H.M. Zimmerman is in the city from St. Louis.
Frank M. Elms of Boston is in the Central City.
J.W. Rodgers of Moody is in the Central City.
C.P. Porter of Chicago is in the city on business.
Ed Davis came in last night from Hubbard City.
Dr. Presnall of Gholson was in the city yesterday.
Will R. Glasgow is in the Central City from West.
W.R. Logan is in Waco from the Oleander City.
Randolph Hagan is in the city from the Crescent City.
J.G.N. Tanner of Meridian spent yesterday in Waco.
C.G. Griffith, Jr., of New Jersey, is in the city on business.
Joe Sappington of Gatesville arrived in the city yesterday.
O.E. Taulman of Hubbard City arrived in the city last night.
J.M. Brown of the Times-Herald force spent last night in Marlin.
D.F. Goss is in the city from Seymour and is stopping at the Royal.
H.P.N. Gammel, the great book dealer of Austin, is in the city on business.
A.S. Roberts of Austin is in the Central City with apartments at the St. Charles.
George Dalsheimer is in the city from St. Louis and is stopping with Loui Newburg.
Mr. J.G.N. Tanner of Meridian, a prominent stockman, was in the city last night.
Prof. Tom P. Price and Dr. Willis of Tours spent Saturday and Sunday in the Geyser City.
Prof. Richard Conyers of Gholson spent Saturday and Sunday with his parents in the Central City.
D.L. Solomon is in the city from New York and is doing business with the dear people.
Edward A. Coffin of New York is in the city doing business with the people, but not in the coffin line.
Ed Richardson is in the city from Marshall over in East Texas, where persimmons and opossums grow.
J.B. Parrent is in the Central City with apartments at the St. Charles. Mr. Parrent represents the Barrows Lock company of Lockport, Ill., and carries with him a magnificent line of brass goods, the product of the factory he represents.
The Hon. R.H. Harrison is in the Central City shaking hands with his host of friends. Mr. Harrison is feeling very happy over his bright prospects of representing this district in the next national congress. He is a man of the people and in every public station in which he has been placed he has stood by the people against all comers.
CIANI ROSSO DEAD.
At 5:30 o'clock yesterday morning Ciani Rosso breathed his last at his room on the public square and at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon the remains were interred in the East Waco cemetery by a number of friends who sincerely mourned his loss.
The deceased was an humble chili maker, his lot in life was not cast on the side of wealth and power, but in humble of walks learned that true manhood consists in honor, charity, benevolence and industry.
For many years he followed his humble calling in Waco and those who knew him best were his best friends. He was ever industrious and when his time was not taken up with making a living it was spent in the cultivation of his mind and through this industry, utilizing the spare moments of his life, he had learned to read and write six different languages, kept well posted on all current events and had become otherwise much of a scholar. His was a familiar face for some years at the chili stand on Franklin street just to the rear of the Pacific hotel. His was an honest and since [sincere?] life.
Judge Surratt is back from Dallas.
Layton Puckett has returned from Dallas, where he went to attend the grand conclave of Shriners.
Al Dirks is just back from an extended visit to Galveston. He says electricians are stringing Galveston harbor with torpedos to be used in event of war with Spain. He together with other Americans took a boat for Havana, but was turned back when but half way across, it being entirely too dangerous to attempt to land in Cuban waters.
Yesterday afternoon Messrs. Lee Yonce, D.F. Kincannon and W.E. Scott returned from a big plover hunt. They left Friday morning for the farm of Ben Kincannon, just south of Lorena, and during their hunt of a little over a day they killed 185 plover and ten jack rabbits, and the best of it is they brought the game back to Waco to prove their assertions true.
Most hunters don't mind "stretching the blanket" just a little, but such a thing is unknown to these gentlemen, they don't know how to tell anything but the truth, even about a bird hunt.
April 19, 1898
Isabell Henderson, colored, was severely cut yesterday with a knife, her husband, Charles Henderson, inflicting the wound. Complaint was made before Justice Earle and Deputy Sheriff's Lee Davis and Harry Miller went to make the arrest. It was 8 o'clock last night when they found Henderson, on South First street, between Webster and Clay. When accosted he drew a knife and showed fight, but when he saw the muzzles of two pistols he fled like a deer through an alley toward the river. Deputy Sheriff Lee Davis after giving chase and calling on the fugitive to halt, opened fire and brought him down with two bullet wounds, one through the left foot and the other in the calf of the right leg. The officers took their prisoner to jail where the county physician dressed his wounds. Charles Henderson, the wounded negro, is a desperate fellow. He has been employed on the Fort Worth division of the Katy. He returned yesterday from Hillsboro and had not been here an hour before he tried to murder his wife while drunk and furious. The knife he drew on the officers was the weapon he used on his wife. She is dangerously hurt.
Henderson's wound in the foot may give him trouble. The other is a mere flesh wound. He gave it out after stabbing his wife that he would not be taken alive.
MRS. J.F. MORRISS DEAD
At 6 o'clock yesterday afternoon at Belton, Mrs. J.F. Morriss passed way. The remains will be shipped to Waco today and will arrive at the Missouri, Kansas and Texas depot at 6 p.m.
From the depot the funeral will take place immediately upon the arrival of the train. Friends and acquaintances are invited. Interment at Oakwood.
J.M. Boyd of McGregor is in the Central City.
J.M. Kennedy of Marlin was in the city yesterday.
W.A. Seley is in the Central City from Gatesville.
Mr. I.A. Goldstein is visiting in San Antonio this week.
Mr. W.N. Lasenby is out after a short spell of sickness.
Mr. J.W. Farrer of Groesbeck was in the city last night on business.
J.E. Bogel, the live, energetic representative of the Dallas Brewery, is in the Central City.
Bart Moore will leave the city for Dallas this morning, and will be absent a couple of days.
Judge Eugene William left the city last night for Dallas and will remain away until Wednesday.
Miss Ethel Harton, one of Waco's charming young ladies, left last night for Galveston to attend the State Epworth League.
Mrs. U. Deaton of East Waco, was called to Marlin yesterday by the illness of her grand daughter, Miss Callie Rogers, who is very low with pneumonia.
Mr. Frank Coats, the clever bookkeeper for the Turner Grocery Co., East Waco, is suffering from a wounded finger, which was bitten by a hog a few days ago.
Last night Messrs. W.B. Knight and wife, Col. George P. Mann, Major Louis Crow, Capt. Henry Miller, J.B. Seegar and H.H. Murphy, all Knights, left for San Antonio to attend the convention of the Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias, which convenes in that city today.
The 5c leaders: White night and surf cigars. H.W. Moses, distributor.
W.L. Tucker, candidate for tax collector of McLennan county, Texas.
The Waco Floral Society will meet at the Pacific hotel this afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Lem Duval was fined $10 yesterday in Justice Davis' court on a charge of gaming.
Gholson went dry in the local option election last Saturday by a vote of 81 to 26.
Mrs. Cleveland's lecture at the Conservatory Wednesday evening. Don't fail to hear it.
The event of the season - The Sorcerer, at the opera house tonight. Admission 25, 50 and 75 cents.
Waco Lodge No. 140, Knights of Pythias, will meet tonight at their lodge room on North Fifth street.
Yesterday Mrs. H.J. Ellis received the sad intelligence of the death of her relative Dr. J.P. Henry of Greenwood, Miss., which was caused by paralysis.
Cowan Lodge No. 77, Knights of Pythias, held a most interesting meeting last night at Castle hall, corner of Seventh and Austin streets, having work in the different ranks.
The meeting of the Waco Literary club has been postponed from Thursday to Monday next, on account of thursday being San Jacinto day, and other attractions. The postponed meeting of the club will be with Mrs. Shear.
In the United States court yesterday judgment was rendered for the defendant in the case of John S. DeTarges et al vs. L.A. Baggett et al. The cause was one of trespass to try title to land in Bosque county and was settled by compromise.
J.A. Prichett, alias Cherokee Kit, is on trial in the United States court on a charge of false impersonation of being an United States officer. It is alleged that he is the man who sold the negroes pensions for 50 cents, $1 and on up to whatever eh could get.
The Hons. Richard H. Harrison and Joe. W. Taylor left the city yesterday afternoon for Chalk Bluff, where they attended a public political speaking last night. Both of these gentlemen are in the swing with the people, and are just as sure to be elected as the primaries are to come off. Both are men of ability and honor, and a friend of the people.
TRAIN, TRACK AND TRAFFIC
Mr. W.F. McMillin, general freight and passenger agent of the Texas Central, is out on his line looking after business. He will return this evening.
Mr. J.N. Griswold, commercial agent of the Santa Fe, left yesterday on a business trip over the San Angelo branch. He will return Friday or Saturday.
General Manager J.A. Edson and Superintendent A.B. Liggitt of the Cotton Belt, passed through the city yesterday on the private car Texas Ranger, spending only a few minutes here. They are on a trip of inspection over their line.
April 20, 1898
Minta, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Sharp, died last night and will be interred at 4 o'clock in the Pleasant View cemetery.
Mr. J.J. Webb, foreman on South end section, had his hand car knocked off the track yesterday. One of his men being hurt, but not seriously.
At an exhibition at Cottonwood school house friday night some boys threw stones through the windows.
GIVEN TWO YEARS
Ed Williams pleaded guilty in the Fifty-fourth district court to a charge of theft over $50, and the jury gave him two years in the pen, the lowest penalty. Ed is one of the young men who some time since robbed Mrs. Schultz's house on the square and was subsequently captured at Taylor.
Mr. Bob McMahon is in the city from Farr.
Hon. W.F. Ramsey of Cleburne spent a few hours in the city yesterday.
Messrs. Jim Williams, Ben Hatch and Gordon Murphy of Lorena were in the city yesterday on business.
Prof. A.W. Kinnard of Longview, who is a candidate for state superintendent of public instruction, is in the city.
John Donohoe is back from Houston, where for several months he was at the head of the shoe department of Mistrot Bros., in that city.
W.A. Eichelberger, city attorney of Farr, spent yesterday in the city. He says that the Hon. Richardson Harrison will carry that box like a deer in a walk.
Prof. R.A. Price went out to Ross last evening to political speaking to look after the interests of Prof. Kendall, who is running for state superintendent of public instruction.
Lloyd Wilmans of Dallas, the Texas champion bicyclist, is in the city. He is just recovering from a very severe accident, which he received last august while racing at Lawrence, Kansas.
Mrs. Addie D. Nolan and Miss Annette Paschall of Fulton, Ky., who have been in the city some time visiting Mrs. T.D. Hays, will leave this morning at 7 o'clock for Kentucky via the Cotton Belt.
The Hons. Richard H. Harrison and Joe W. Taylor returned yesterday from Chalk Bluff and went out to Ross last evening. Both of these gentlemen made magnificent speeches and others in attendance say there is no doubt but that they will carry these two boxes with plenty of votes to spare.
Among the arrivals at the Hotel Royal is Captain Thomas R. Hill of New Orleans. Captain Hill is general representative of the M.H. Alexander Molasses and Syrup Co. He is a nephew of the late General A.P. Hill, C.S.A., who was killed at Petersburg, Va. He is unsinted [?] in his praise of Texas and her people.
The Hon. Mann Trice arrived in the city last evening and was soon floating around with his numerous friends. Mr. Trice is an old McLennan county citizen, and her people say so far as his race for attorney general of Texas is concerned if McLennan county were to decide it he would go to Austin tomorrow to take his seat.
J.P. Kennedy and wife of Gholson are shopping in the city. Mr. Kennedy says the prospects for crops are very flattering, and that the farmers in his section are in good spirits. He also stated that the election which was held there last Saturday resulted in a complete victory for the prohibitionists. A vote of 91 for to a vote of 36 against.
Ed Williams was tried in the Fifty-fourth district court yesterday morning on a charge of burglary, and was acquitted by the jury.
Jim Clemmons and Frank Wilson were sent up yesterday in the United States court for two years each for breaking into the postoffice at Abbott.
In the United States circuit court yesterday J.A. Pritchett alias Cherokee Kit was given eighteen months in the pen for false impersonation of an United States officer.
The remains of J.R. Black were laid to rest yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock in the East Waco cemetery. Mr. Black died the evening before at his home in East Waco at the age of 51 years.
In the Federal court yesterday in the case of Wear & Boogher Dry Goods Co. vs. Mitchell & Baggett, suit for debt a verdict was rendered for the plaintiffs for $3,121.50 for debts on homestead claims.
The Second Presbyterian Sunday school will have their picnic Thursday, April 21. All are requested to meet at 8 o'clock at the church. Conveyances will be provided to convey the children out to the Bosque for a pleasant day.
Josephine Ferris et al vs. D.C. Mixon is the style of a suit of trespass to try title now on trial in the Nineteenth district court. The concluding argument in case will be made this morning. It is an important land suit, and the plaintiffs are represented by Messrs. John W. Davis and Felix Robertson, while Dyer & Dyer represent the defendants.
TRAIN, TRACK AND TRAFFIC.
Mr. W.F. McMillan general freight and passenger agent of the Texas Central, is again at his desk after a short run out on his line.
Mr. J.N. Griswold, commercial agent of the Santa Fe, who left a day or two ago on a business trip over the San Angelo branch, will return tomorrow or next day.
April 21, 1898
Captain Dixon Connally was buried here this evening at 3 o'clock, with Masonic honors. Captain Connally was among the first settlers in this part of the county, and was one of our most highly respected citizens. His remains were followed to their last resting place in the Naler cemetery by one of the largest funeral processions ever seen in this community. Moody has lost one of her most prominent citizens.
Hon. M.M. Crane will speak here Friday night, May 6. His friends are preparing to give him a large audience. The distribution of circulars will be thoroughly looked after. Eddy, Bruceville and McGregor will be asked to come and bear the grandest exponent of democratic doctrine in the field. This box may safely be placed in the Crane column.
Several members of the local lodge, Knights of Pythias, are attending the San Antonio encampment.
W.H. Weeks, general live stock agent of the Cotton Belt, is in the city.
Joe Sheppard, superintendent of the county farm, is in the Central City on business.
Mr. W.E. Phillips, with his son, Johnnie of Gerald was in the city yesterday on business.
Mr. Robert Eikel of the Eikel-Breustedt Hardware Co is just returned from a short business trip.
Eddie Beard, commercial agent of the Fort Worth and Denver Railway, is in the Central City on business.
Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Watson have gone to housekeeping in the Strain cottage, No. 116 Turner street, East Waco.
Mrs. W.P. Driskell, with her son, Willie, of East Waco is spending the week with her mother, Mrs. Gregory, near Bosqueville.
Mr. A.J. Baum, representing Coate Bros., cotton buyers, leaves on the Cotton Belt this evening for Memphis, Tenn., and the East, to sojourn there for the spring and summer months.
Mr. and Mrs. Hays Watson have moved from their home on South Fourth street to 106 Turner street, East Waco. The people of East Waco are very glad indeed to have Mr. and Mrs. Watson come among them.
Albert Coleman, an employe of the Times-Herald, who attended the state Y.M.C.A. convention at Galveston last week, has returned home and reports the convention is having been a splendid meeting. While there all the delegates were given a free ride on the bay, complimentary of the Galveston Board of Trade.
Mr. H.P.N. Gammel, who has been in the city several days from his home in Austin, will leave Waco tonight for Fort Worth. Mr. Gammel is one of the big book dealers of the state, and almost every lawyer in the city has a set of his Early Laws of Texas. He claims to be in Waco on business, but he wears a broad smile on his face continually, and every indication is that he is working politics for all there is in it. He is a strong advocate for Mann Trice. During his stay in Waco he has made many friends who are ever ready to welcome him back to the city.
The Texas Bankers' association meets at Austin, May 10, 11 and 12.
Marriage licenses were issued yesterday to John H. Harrison, Jr., and Miss Addie W. Earle.
The case of Drew England, charged with murder, is still on trial in the Fifty-fourth district court.
A store at Sixth and Washington streets was burglarized Tuesday night of a lot of small stuff, aggregating a small value.
Pat Cleburne Camp will meet at the city hall at 2:30 today, April 21, to march to the baptist Tabernacle for decoration service.
In the case of Josephene Farris et al vs. D.C. Mixon, suit of trespass to try title before the Nineteenth district court, judgment was rendered yesterday for the plaintiff.
Mrs. Mary Day of Abbott has written a charming piece of music for the piano, entitled "Beautiful Texas," gallop brilliante. Copies of it are sold by the Provident Drug Co.
April 22, 1898
SALES OF REAL ESTATE
- One Long and wife to R. Fickling, 2 lots in Geneva, $8.
- J.T. Moore and wife to Mrs. S.A. Sewell, 2 lots in Kincannon's addition to Eddy, $546.
- Geo. J. Wallis and wife to V. Kemendo, 75x165 feet on Ninth street, near West avenue, $946.34.
- M. Rabago to Guillermo Zaquerenne, the M. Rabagi 11 league, $1000.
- Slayden-Kirksey Woolen Mills to H.Q. Smith, lot 10 block 6, farm lot 23, $2892.
- Sam Sanger to William Schroeder, 100 acres University land, $2300.
A.C. Wright of Crawford was in this city Thursday.
Mr. Joe Smith of the Crawford Advocate was in the city Thursday.
Mrs. W.B. Linch of Brandon is a patient at Dr. McClain's Sanitarium.
Mr. John H. Jergins returned last night from Dallas, where he has been visiting his aged parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Emily Stone and Miss Vivian Scribner were visitors at the Times-Herald office last evening.
Mr. Peter Lechler of Valley Mills is at Dr. McClain's Sanitarium, where he will be operated on in a few days.
Mrs. Tekla Weslow-Kempner and Mr. S. Beck of Dallas will sing a duet at the synagogue tonight. Regular services by Rev. Weis.
Mrs. M.P. Waddell and little daughter, Pearl, left yesterday morning on a visit to relatives in Tennessee. They will return in about two months.
Miss Fern Rogers is up from Baylor Female college spending a few days with her father and mother, Dr. and Mrs. W.N. Rogers of Provident Heights.
Mr. J.M. Crouch of Heidenheimer is visiting his son, Mr. Eugene Crouch, at Baylor university. Mr. Crouch reports crops in a thriving condition generally in his community, and says everything is lively in business circles.
Mrs. Wm. Manchester left on the Cotton Belt yesterday evening for Murphy, North Carolina, in response to a telegram announcing the serious illness of her mother, Mrs. H.T. McLellen. The Times-Herald, together with the numerous friends and acquaintances of Mrs. Manchester, extend their warmest sympathy to her on this sad trip.
April 23, 1898
Mrs. W.B. Linch of Brandon is a patient at Dr. McClain's Sanitarium.
E.G. Senter of Dallas, arrived in the city on the south bound Katy last night.
Hon. William Capps of Fort Worth is in the city - he says on professional business.
Miss Zuma Carrol, who has been visiting Miss Blanche McCollum, returns to Mexico today.
Dr. Marvin L. Graves left the city last evening in response to a telegram and will be absent several days.
Mr. Peter Lechler of Valley Mills is at Dr. McClain's Sanitarium, where he will be operated on in a few days.
Mrs. H.R. Rodgers from Dallas is visiting her sister, Mrs. Henrietta V. Cox, corner Fifth and Jackson streets.
Judge Don A. Bless of Sherman, candidate against Judge Hurt for the criminal court of appeals, was in the city yesterday.
Mrs. S.L. Trawick with little Hazel and baby, Singleton, after a week's visit to Mrs. J.G. Davis of Battle, returned home Thursday.
Miss Ethel Harton, who has been attending the State Epworth League at Galveston, returned last evening and reports a glorious meeting, and a nice time.
The case of Ellen Weaver et al vs. Elisha Ellis et al in the United States court, was compromised yesterday and settled somewhat on the dog-fall order. [Transcriber's Note: 'Dogfall' means "stalemate"]
Capt. Hugh Thompson, the well known insurance man, is raising a company of 100 men among the Confederate veterans to serve in the defense of the coast. Captain Thompson will not enlist anyone under 50 years of age.
April 24, 1898
NINE THOUSAND MEN AT CHICKAMAUGA.
It was a chilly day at Chickamauga and the troops had a taste of the rainy season in Cuba, and except the manouevering of the Twenty-fifth infantry this afternoon, all drills were suspended until Monday, but with the hundreds of arriving troops it was a busy day with work, going into camp. The Ninth cavalry from the north-west was the first to arrive. The Eighth infantry from Wyoming, the Fifth artillery from Tybee Island, Ga., a part of the First artillery from Galveston and a part of the First and Second cavalry were among the troops arriving, which up to midnight numbered 2500. By Monday night nine thousand regulars will be in camp and the work of the campaign will begin in earnest.
SALES OF REAL ESTATE
- Eugene Williams to Texas Land and Loan company, 22.81 acres of the T.J. Chambers grant, $2000.
- Gesner Williams to Texas Land and Loan company, 22.81 acres of the J.Chambers grant, $1 valuable.
- J.H. Mackey to Q.R. Thompson, lot 4 in block 59, University Heights addition, $350.
- G.B. Duke and wife to Henry Dewar, lot 9 in block 7, Bruceville, $325.
- M.A. Dowis and wife to J.W. Burwell, 80 acres of the T.C. Mixson survey, $850.
- Caroline Bletsch to Jno. B. Kraft, lots 3 and 4, block 21, of Bagby addition, $800.
- J.H. Stephens and wife to Waco Improvement company, lot 5 in block 9 of the Waco Improvement Co. addition, $1.
- T.J. Matlock and wife to Lem Jones, Jr., one-third interest in 150 acres of the Samuel Burton survey, 40 acres E.H. Holmes survey, $40.
- Lem Jones, Jr., and wife to Lem Jones, Sr., 3-8 interest in 150 acres of the Samuel Burton survey, 40 acres E.H. Holmes survey, $1200.
- Geo. Clark et al to Lem Jones, interest in part of the Samuel Burton survey, 40 acres of the E.H. Holmes survey, $150.
- H.A. Austin and wife to Lem Jones, Jr., 1-3 interest in 150 acres of the E.H. Holmes survey, $40.
F.F. Brown of Cameron is in the city.
Mrs. D.A. Walker has returned from Brownwood.
Mr. E.G. Senter of Dallas is in the Central City.
J.P. Williams of Lorena is in the Central City.
Prof. Tom Haggard of Ryan is in the Central City.
Alex Gill of Chalk Bluff spent yesterday in the city.
C.H. Bird of Patrick spent yesterday in Waco.
J.M. Pancake is in the Central City from Gatesville.
G.W. Maurice is in the Central City from Gatesville.
W.H. McLaurin of Austin arrive in Waco yesterday.
Bob Bolin of China Springs spent yesterday in Waco.
Hon. R.H. Harrison spoke at South Bosque school house last night.
Ed Sparks is at McGregor in the interest of his candidacy for county treasurer.
"Hickory" Jackson has returned from a visit to Eddy, Lorena and other points south of Waco.
Will Poage is back from a trip to Mexico, where he went to look after a lot of cattle for his house.
Mrs. T.B. Waite left Friday for Marlin, to visit her sister, Mrs. W.C. Rogers. She will return today.
W.M. Flournoy and family have removed from No. 420 Moore street to No 805 North Ninth street.
Mr. N.T. Shumate will leave the city tomorrow for Houston, Galveston and will be absent from Waco about ten days.
Miss Anna V. Swink, of Dallas, will be the guest of Miss Mary Ross, Twenty-third and Gorman streets, West End Heights, after Tuesday.
Mr. Tass Selman was in from the country yesterday. Tass says crops are looking fine in his community, and that Jester is leading for governor.
Mr. J.N. Griffith, for some years superintendent of the street railway line in this city, is back in Waco on a visit and will remain a couple of days.
Prof. R.A. Price has returned from Gholson, where he went in the interest of Prof. J.S. Kendall, candidate for state superintendent of public instruction.
Mr. Lumpkin from Mart was in the city last week, visiting his daughter, Mrs. W.B. Stodghill, who for some time has been sick at her home in East Waco.
Hon. J.W. Taylor is at McGregor looking after his interests in that section of the county. He has made a pretty thorough canvass. He will be our next district judge.
Mrs. C.F. Smith left Friday on the Missouri, Kansas and Texas for Waxahachie, being called there by telephone to the bedside of her nephew, Will Matthews, who is very ill and not expected to recover.
Mr. J.H. Schroeder left the city last night for Galveston, where Tuesday he will take passage on a German steamship and sail for Norfolk, thence to Amsterdam and thence he will go to Hamburg to remain away until fall.
Tuesday notes the home coming of Miss Iva Chandler.
Mrs. Mills is visiting her son, Mr. Robert Mills in Lampasas.
Mrs. Robert Downman is visiting Mrs. Fred McDonald of Fort Worth since Monday.
Miss Celeste Kosure leaves next Saturday for Austin for a visit of some length.
After a short visit in Dallas Mrs. James Baker and Miss Alma Baker are home again.
Mrs. Chas. Sanger has returned from a visit of a few days in Dallas attending the Yahrmarkt while there.
Miss Minnie Killough and Norma Conger leave tomorrow for a week's visit in Hillsboro.
Mrs. Addie D. Nolan and Miss Annette Paschall, the recent guests of Mrs. T.D. Hays, left Wednesday for their home in Fulton, Kentucky.
Miss Pearl Welborn, after an absence of about ten days, is again at Baylor University.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Gleeson will leave in about two weeks for Lansing, Michigan, where they will spend the summer.
Miss Alma Baker will have as carnival guests Misses Chilton of Dallas and Giddings of Ennis.
Mr. Robert Sanford, who has been visiting his brother Mr. Allen Sanford, left Thursday for Kentucky.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Allen will open their own home soon.
Mrs. Sam Sanger returned Wednesday from attending the Yahrmarkt in Dallas.
Mrs. S.A. Cohen and Mrs. Kermen are visiting in Galveston.
Mrs. Aikman, who has been with her daughter Mrs. Halpike for the past winter will leave within the next fortnight.
Mrs. Henry Canfield after a visit of several days with Mrs. Joe Clifton, has returned to McGregor.
Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Barnard have removed to their new home on the corner of Seventeenth and Washington streets.
Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Dickson left Monday, for San Antonio to attend the Battle of Flowers. T0hey will visit the City of Mexico before returning home.
Mrs. Lehman Sanger is home from Dallas, where she attended the Yahrmarkt.
Mrs. J.G. Harrison of College Station spent a few days of last week in the city.
Miss Fern Rogers is spending a few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.N. Rogers at Provident Heights.
Mr. A.J. Baum left last week for Memphis, Tennessee, and the east where he will spend the summer months.
Miss Keupper leaves the second of May for New York, after seeing the sights of the city she will take shipping for Germany.
Mr. and Mrs. J.C. G.R. Patton, who have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Patton left Monday for their home in Brenham.
Mr. Frank Maxwell spent last Sunday in Brenham.
Miss Brahan was expected from Seguin yesterday, she will make a visit of some length with Mrs. Foster Fort.
Miss Macdaniel and Miss Mattie Jones returned Friday from a week's visit in the country.
Miss Irene Blair will go down to Galveston on the 11th for the Willie Womack wedding.
Tuesday noted the return to Dallas of Mrs. De Jarnette.
Mrs. Goodrich spent a few days with Mrs. R.B. Dickey last week and returned home Thursday.
Mrs. William Black left Wednesday for a visit in Austin.
Miss Macdaniel, who has spent the winter in the Rotan household was expected to leave for New York yesterday.
Miss Carrie Graham of Austin will arrive Monday or Tuesday as the guest of Miss Flora Cameron.
Misses Taylor, Alexander, Randle, Ruby Randle, Irene Blair and Florence Blair will be present at the Willie wedding in Galveston.
Mrs. Ed Talley has returned from her visit to Austin.
Miss Stella Shappard of Brenham will be the carnival guest of Miss Flora Cameron.
Miss Nannie Sims, who has been visiting Mrs. Craik for several weeks, returned to Marlin yesterday.
Mrs. Groom has returned to Calvert. She will be the carnival guest of Mrs. Ed Sturgis.
Miss Mary Pope Willie is visiting the family of Mr. and Mrs. T.A. Blair.
Miss Dromgoole will be the guest of Mrs. R.T. Dennis during the Texas Woman's Press Association meeting on the 11th of May.
Mr. and Mrs. ___ Marcus [?] of Wichita Falls, nee Miss Mollie Dreyfus will be carnival guests of Mrs. J. Dreyfus.
April 25, 1898
TEN THOUSAND MEN
Will be Quartered on the Field Today - The Colored Troops the Center of Admiring Throngs.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - All roads led to Chickamauga today. The immense national park where are now encamped nearly 8,000 of the United States regular troops was the loadstone which drew thousands of people from all the surrounding country and for the day nearly depopulated Chattanooga. Even before sunrise the stream of humanity had started towards the park and by afternoon fully 50,000 people were scattered through the vast grounds watching the incoming soldiers unload and march to their assigned camping places, and noting with interest the different phases of a soldier's life on the field. Kodak "fiends" by the scores were there and took snap shots at everything, with or without permission. The long government road leading from Chattanooga out through Rossville and Ross Gap to the park was fairly choked with vehicles all day. Excursion trains brought in thousands from Nashville, Memphis, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Huntsville, Ala., and all the intermediate towns and villages and the trains which ran to the park as often as the prominent handling of the soldiers would permit, were crowded to the platforms at every trip.
It being Sunday, all drills were suspended and the soldiers who were fairly settled in their camping grounds, had little to do but lounge around.
Around the railroad yards it was a busy sight. The arrivals of troops during the day were heavy, but few delays occurred on this account. Part of the troops, which, on account of a blockade of the tracks by a slight collision, had been compelled to spend the night in the railroad yards, marched out to the park early in the morning over the road. They were light battery, Fifth artillery, 75 men and 4 guns from Tybee Island, near Savannah, Ga., Captain Taylor, and companies B and F of the First cavalry, 115 men from Fort Reno, Oklahoma, in command of Captains Tutherly and Galbraith. The Eighth infantry from Fort Russell, Wyo., 500 men under Col. Van Horne which was also among last night's arrivals, was switched out to the park about noon. They were followed by the full eight companies of the Seventh infantry which arrived over the Southern from Fort Logan, Colo. This regiment consisted of about 550 men and was commanded by Col. Benham. With the Eighth infantry, it was assigned a camp in the big field to the east of "Blood Pond," around which little body of water some of the fiercest fighting of Chickamauga took place. Late in the afternoon another regiment of colored infantry came in. This was the Twenty-fourth infantry from Fort Douglas near Salt Lake City, 540 men and three officers in command of Col. J.W. Kent. Many troops are expected in tomorrow morning including the First infantry from the Presidio and Benecia barracks, California, and batteries C and F Third artillery, from the Presidio. By tomorrow night it is expected that close to 10,000 soldiers will be located at the park.
Nearly the entire population of Chattanooga and the country around was apparently gathered around the camping places of the Ninth and Tenth cavalry and the Twenty-fifth infantry. The latter was the special object of homage. The Twenty-fifth had religious services during the afternoon in open air. The chaplain, Rev. Theophilus Stewart, preached a short sermon to the assembled sable colored warriors, the regimental band furnishing the music. A striking incident occurred at the close of the services. The band struck up "My Country 'Tis of Thee," instantly every soldier was on his feet with his hand raised in salute while from hundreds of dusky throats, the grand words of the American national song poured out. The throngs of people lingering near took up the refrain.
The staff of Major General Brooke is now complete and by tomorrow all departments will be located at the park. The staff is now composed is as follows:
Adjutant general, Colonel Sheridan; chief quartermaster, Colonel Lee, chief surgeon, Colonel Hartsuff; chief commissariat, Major Sharpe; aides de camp, Captain Richards and Lieutenants Dean and McKenna.
Colonel Hartsuff arrived from Chicago today and immediately took up his quarters at the park.
The first brigade of infantry has practically been decided upon by Major General Brooke, __ will consist of the Seventh, Eight, Twelfth and Twenty-fifth regiments, with the senior officer, Col. "Andy" Burt, of the Twenty-fifth in command. The Second brigade is as yet undecided but will in all probability be commanded by Col. Bates of the Second. Col Van Horne of the Eighth Infantry, as ranking officer, will command the division.
M. Weisel of Denison is in the Central City.
Mrs. Lee Peeler will leave the city today for Fort Worth on a visit to relatives.
Jule Simon, who has been quite sick for the past six weeks, is now able to be up again.
April 26, 1898
A.P. McKennon is in the city from Hillsboro.
S.A. Cavitt was in the city yesterday from McGregor.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rust are in the city from Caldwell.
Prof. R.A. Price has returned from a trip to the country.
Dr. Beverly Caldwell is in the city from China Springs.
County Commissioner D.C. Jones is in the city from Moody.
Dr. James T. Jelks and daughter are in the city from Hot Springs.
Mike Montgomery, county commissioner from McGregor, is in the city.
Col. Joseph T. Cobb of Alvin, Texas, is in the city for a few days visiting friends.
Judge W.W. Evans was able to be driven to the city yesterday to get the latest war news.
H.C. Collier, the piano man, left the city yesterday at noon on a business trip to Southern Texas.
Hon. Joe W. Taylor and Ed Sparks have returned to the city from several day's canvass in the country.
Miss Julia Hooten of College Heights, who has been visiting relatives in Falls county, has returned home.
Mr. Henry Childs and sister, Miss Annie Childs, of Galena, Ill., are visiting their aunt, Mrs. J.H. Delaney, of this city.
J.R.O. Davis leaves tonight for Houston on business. From there he goes to Galveston to attend the Davis Forbes wedding, which takes place on the 27th instant. The groom being a brother.
W.M. Manchester received a telegram yesterday from Mrs. Manchester now at Murphrey, N.C., stating that her mother is much improved. Mrs. Manchester was recently called to North Carolina to attend the bedside of her mother, who at that time was very sick, indeed.
Geo. B. Todd and Miss Harriet I. Ashley, were granted license yesterday to wed.
Mrs. Lucie S. Ridgeway announces a piano recital by Miss Lottie Padgitt, at Goggan Hall, Friday, April 29, at 3 p.m.
The mysterious Knights of Revelry will meet tonight at Castle hall, corner Seventh and Austin streets and will meet thereafter every Tuesday and Thursday nights.
Miss Margaret Butler, state organizer for the Ladies' auxiliary of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, will arrive in Waco next Sunday, and will organize an auxiliary in this city.
Grand Counselor W.V. McMasters is now sending out scores of invitations to the United Commercial Travelers of America, inviting them to attend the meeting of the grand council of that order which convenes in Waco Friday, May 13, 1898.
Bert and Wayne Hubbard were brought to the city yesterday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock by Deputy United States Marshal W.L. Burke from Bosque county, and lodged in jail, they having been indicted by the federal grand jury for robbing of the post office at Walnut Springs.
Yesterday Captains A.H. Miller of the McLendon Rifles and W. McK. Lambdin of the Waco Bicycle corps, received letters from Adjutant General Mabry to enlist 100 men in Waco if possible, and they would be furnished with arms and equipments as soon as the troops were mobilized. These gentlemen set to work at once to raise the necessary number.
April 27, 1898
WAR SPIRIT AT LORENA
Yesterday evening Mr. George Cox of Bruceville was in Lorena in the interest of the Bruceville Maxwell Rifles, which has a membership of forty-two but desires to increase the number to 100 preparatory to volunteering.
Judge Eugene Williams of Waco spoke in Lorena Saturday night in the interest of the Hon. Joe. D. Sayers, and quite a crowd was present. The county and precinct candidates were invited to announce themselves, which they did.
A.M. Thomas is in the city from city. [?]
J.M. Osborne is in the city from Eddy.
Mrs. E.E. Osborne is in the city from Eddy.
Edwin Clark of Marlin arrived in the Valley Mills.
Judge Collard is in the Central City from Austin.
David Hicks of Crawford is in the city yesterday.
W.P. Ross arrived in the city yesterday from Mexia.
George E. Thomas and son of Taylor are in the city.
Tom Smith of Hillsboro, candidate for attorney general, is still in the city.
Bessie, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James O. Britton of East Waco, is very low with fever.
Lieutenant Governor Jester is in the city looking after the interests of his political campaign.
Prof. John C.F. Kyger has returned from an extended visit to Lampasas, where he held a protracted religious service.
Mrs. W.G. Turner of Fort Worth, who has been in Waco for some time visiting her sister, Mrs. Dr. C.guy Reily, has returned home.
Dr. C. Guy Reily has returned from an extended visit to San Antonio. While there he attended the meeting of the Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias of Texas.
Mr. A.S. Bryan, who for some time has been attending Baylor University, left last night for his home at Lake Charles, La., to join his company G of the First Regiment of Louisiana National Guards.
Ben L. Kennedy was in the city yesterday from China Springs. He says there are several young men near China Springs who will come to Waco in the near future and enlist with some company here to go to the war.
Capt. Joe T. Cobb, now of Alvin, Texas, is in the city. Capt. Cobb is an old Wacoite, being one of the first men that went out of Waco with a company of men to defend the confederacy in the late civil war.
Rev. C.L. Browning, pastor Elm Street M.E. church South, was called to Oak Cliff yesterday by the serious illness of his little daughter Ruth. Rev. Browning has many friends who sincerely wish that his little baby may soon be restored to health.
MRS. C.E. GALLAGHER DEAD
At 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon the remains of Mrs. C.E. Gallagher were laid to rest in the Bosqueville cemetery, she having died the evening before at that place at 3 o'clock.
MILITARY COMPANY AT WEST
Col. R.S. Ross received a letter yesterday from friends at West saying that a company of infantry is being organized at that place and will enlist with Ross' regiment, being gotten up here by Col. Ross and others. It is understood that John Brazelton will be the captain of the company now being organized at West.
The night switch engine on the Katy has been pulled off.
T.N. Lynch and Miss Daisy Colligan were granted license yesterday to wed.
A great crowd of Odd Fellows went to Hillsboro yesterday from Waco on an excursion.
Rev. Wm. M. Anderson of the First Presbyterian church, Dallas, who is to address the Sunday school convention this afternoon (Wednesday) at 3 o'clock, is visiting Tom Caufield, 597 North Twelfth street.
Mary Muse was arrested yesterday in East Waco by Deputy Sheriff Will Driskell on a charge of making things warm over in McGregor with a sixshooter. She gave bond in the sum of $100.
The county commissioners' court spent yesterday in looking over the accounts of Tax Collector Primm. As soon as this job is finished they will canvass the prohibition election returns of Gholson.
The Mysterious Knights of Revelry met last night at Castle hall, corner of Seventh and Austin streets, and put a number of candidates through the mysteries of the order. They meet again tomorrow night.
Dan Wise had a very narrow escape yesterday from being hit on the head by a falling electric fan, which had it struck him, would have proven a very serious if not fatal blow. The fan fell on his desk, immediately in front of him and only by throwing his head and body backward did he escape the terrific blow.
The case of Mrs. S.F. George vs. Hays Bros. is on trial in the Nineteenth district court. The suit is one for damages for the sum of $1500. The plaintiff alleges that Hays Bros., after being the agent to dispose of her property on South Ninth street, near Jackson street, transferred some of their own property in East Waco to Neal Bassett and then had Bassett deed it over to Mrs. George in exchange for her South Ninth street property.
The Odd Fellows on their return from Hillsboro last night came in with a glory. Some fine military maneouvers, drum, apparently as happy as when the train pulled out in the morning. The Rebekahs instituted a new lodge, the degree staff covered themselves with glory. Some fine military manouvers, which would have done credit to a company ready to embark for Cuba, also the excursion was an eventful one, with which pleasant memories will linger for many a day.
April 28, 1898
As per instructions from the adjutant general's office, the J.W. Maxwell Rifles are increasing their number to one hundred men. The muster is fast being filled. They have offered their services and are ready to march at a moments notice.
Captain C.M. Edwards left for Austin yesterday to confer with Adjutant General Mabry regarding the movement of this company. The boys are drilling daily.
VOLUNTEERS AT TROY
S.G. Elliott, C.E. Lennon, C.W. Gorin, Fred Holland and F.B. Smith, joined the Maxwell Rifles at Bruceville yesterday.
Mr. Bill Scott, living two miles southwest of Troy, died today while undergoing an operation removing a kidney by Drs. McCelvey of Temple and Davidson of Belton.
Dr. T.C. Welke and Miss Getrude Pasch, William Fisher and Miss Robert Floral Ricketts were granted license yesterday to wed.
Colonel R.S. Ross had a number of gentlemen to enlist yesterday for his regiment, and already two companies have enlisted. With two companies from Waco it will be only a few weeks before the Ross regiment is ready to go to war.
Capt. A.H. Miller received a telegram last evening from Bruceville, announcing the fact that that town would forward him twenty-seven men to enlist as members of the McLendon Rifles, to go to war.
Mrs. S.F. George obtained a verdict yesterday in the Nineteenth district court, against Hays Bros. for $500. In his charge to the jury the judge eliminated all question of fraud and the question was settled on one of valuation. The case will be appealed by the defendants.
Peck Phillips of Fifteenth street, a little six year old, while down in the city yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock with his grand-mother, was run over at Sixth and Austin street by a buggy, drawn by a run-away horse, but fortunately the damage was slight, as the wheels passed only over his hands.
It was learned here yesterday that County Judge James R. Tolbert, of Wilbarger county, secretary of the County Judges and Clerks association of Texas, has announced that by mutual consent of all concerned the next annual convention of that association will not take place in Waco, as was originally contemplated, but will go to Galveston.
Capt. W. Walker now has thirty-eight men enlisted in his cavalry company to go to the front in the near future. Yesterday Judge John G. Winter and John F. Upshaw, of Mart addressed him letters of congratulation. These gentlemen have known Captain Walker very many years, and they say the captain was a great fighter in the late war. Captain Walker will have his full company enrolled by Saturday night.
John B. Nichols, of Crawford, is in the city.
N.B. Sligh is in the city, from Galveston.
Clayton Herrington is in the Central City from Dallas.
W.M. Douglass and wife are in the city from Austin.
J.F. Brunough of St. Louis, is in the city, stopping at the Pacific.
Rev. Jerome Duncan, former pastor of the Morrow street Methodist church, but now of Vernon, Texas, is now in the city.
Rev. W.M. Anderson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Dallas, is in the city, attending the state Sunday school convention, and is the guest of Mr. T.A. Cranfield.
Seth P. Mills Struck by a Railroad Train.
While attempting to board the Katy passenger train yesterday at Granger, Seth P. Mills was in some way struck by the train while moving, and was very badly, though not thought to be seriously, hurt.
The train struck him on the hip crippling, leaving him unable to walk. A telephone message was sent at once to Mr. William Manchester of this city to inform his family, and meet him on the north bound Katy passenger this morning. Mr. Manchester delivered the message in person to Mrs. Mills.
SALES OF REAL ESTATE
- Eden Taylor and wife to J.T. Rogers, 61 acres of the Levi Pitts survey; $1,800.
- Henrietta Blinn to Zena Schualtz, 7 lots on corner of Eighth and Webster streets; $4,400.
- William Yoakum to Mrs. J.M. Tripp, lot 2 in block 51 of Kirkpatrick addition; $151.75.
- J.M. Grice and wife to Henrietta Blinn, 10 acres of the Davis Curley tract, T.J. Chambers survey; $915.
- Jake Abrams and wife to H. Mayer, 75 feet on Austin street near Seventeenth street; $4,500.
- W.C. Matthews to Catherine L. Matthews, 2 lots between Burnett and Ross streets, near Twenty-third street; $100.
April 29, 1898
J.M. Adcock and Miss Emma Butler were granted license yesterday to wed.
There will be a meeting of the Daughters of the Confederacy this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the residence of Mrs. John C. West.
Maggie Moore, Claudie Moore and Jessie Wheritt were landed in jail yesterday on a charge of stealing $25 from the person of Robt. Morris.
N.B. Sligh's friends should remember in visiting Galveston that he has no interest in the Hotel Grand, but that he will be found at the "Washington," which he has wonderfully improved by the expenditure of about $5000.
The young folks of the Fifth ward had a most enjoyable dance last night at the East Waco fire station, the proceeds of which will go to buying votes for a young lady of East Waco to be elected as one of the queens in the Karnival.
At 8:30 o'clock to-night in the chapel of Baylor University Prof. John S. Tanner will deliver his lecture on "The Place of the Bible in a System of Liberal Education." This lecture has been quite favorably received elsewhere and a general invitation is extended to Waco people to hear it.
In the suit of J.E. Stone vs. S.W. Slayden on trial before the Nineteenth district court, yesterday, which was an action for $1600 claimed on contract, the jury rendered a verdict for the plaintiff for the amount asked.
William Evans was given an examining trial yesterday before Judge W.H. Davis on a charge of embezzling $50 belonging to a Miss Stonley. The allegations are that the young lady was an acquaintance of Evans and gave him a letter with $50 in it for him to register, which the allegations say he did not mail. Evans was granted bond in the sum of $400, in default of which he went to jail.
Bayliss Earle was in the city yesterday, having just returned from the country where he has been canvassing for re-election to the office of justice of the peace. If there is any one officer in McLennan county that should be re-elected he is Bayliss Earle. Mr. Earle is not only a good judge of law, but he is a close student of law, a splendid lawyer and an affable gentleman and extremely popular with the people. The man who gets more votes than Earle will be first choice of the people in the present race for the two offices of justice of the peace. The people are his friends and they will return him to office.
J.T. Aldehoff is in the city from Dallas.
J. Jalonick of Dallas is in the Central City.
W.N. Dafflan [Daffian?] of Itasca is in the Central City.
Mr. P. McGregor and wife of Cameron are in the Central City.
Judge Boarman of the Federal court left the city yesterday for a short sojourn abroad.
W.H. McCollum of East Waco leaves this morning for Ardmore, I.T., to spend the summer in the nation.
Mrs. Max Blomberg and three children are in the city from Tyler, the guests of Mrs. D. Domnau.
E.L. Huffman of Fort Worth, secretary of the Fruit Growers' association of Texas, spent yesterday in Waco.
N.B. Sligh has been in town the last two days shaking hands with his friends, and left for his home, Galveston, last night.
SALES OF REAL ESTATE
- Waco Building Association to Levy, lot on North Second street; $1.
- Joseph Matthews and wife to Ed Thompson, part of the Vega grant; $145.
- Caroline Shepherd et al. to Ed Thompson, part of section F, of the Vega grant; $183.
- B.P. Oliver and wife to R.E. Smith, two and one-half acres on Hog creek; $63.75.
- R.E. Smith and wife to J.A. McMahon, two and one-half acres on Hog creek; $275.
April 30, 1898
Prof. Tanner's lecture at Baylor last night was well attended.
The will of Mrs. Mary R. Criswell, deceased, was filed yesterday for probate.
James B. Shirley and Miss Allie Bruner, Joe Zelenko and Miss Lisse Remsen were granted license yesterday to wed.
A big basket picnic will be held today at Battle to which all the candidates in the county will be invited. Political speaking will be the leading feature of the day.
Goldstein & Migel have an unique show window, displaying decorations in honor of the fire laddies of the state who will visit Waco during the Karnival.
Yesterday morning a couple of police run in one negro and sixteen chickens. The negro is in jail, and the chickens are at the court house waiting for identification.
United States flags are now to be seen in every show window of any importance in the city, which is another evidence of the patriotism that pervades this entire country.
A number of convicts from the county jail sentenced to the penitentiary for various offenses created some excitement by being stopped at Third and Franklin streets yesterday morning.
Married at 9 o'clock last evening, by Rev. J.T. Malloy, at his residence, T.J. Copeland and Miss Lizzie S. Kipping. The ceremony was a quiet one. The bride was attired in white organdy and lace, and wore bride's roses.
City Marshal George Granz of La Grange was found dead in his bed several days since by his brother-in-law and a night watchman. As he had not been seen all during the day, they got suspicious and started a search. They found a box of morphine powders on his person, a bottle of whisky and an empty glass on the table near the bed. Justice Ledbetter held an inquest, rendering a verdict that the deceased came to his death by an overdose of morphine administered by his own hand.
W.R. Smith of Austin, a student at the state university, has received notice of his nomination to a fellowship in history in Columbia university at Chicago. The value of this fellowship is $650 per annum. Mr. Smith's paper was on the subject of the quarrel between Gov. Henry Smith and the provisional government in 1835-36. W.F. McCaleb of Carrizo Springs, a former student at Seeley's Academy, San Antonio, who held a junior fellowship in the University of Chicago, has been appointed to a senior fellowship with increased pay and is to have the privilege of traveling in Mexico to make historical research.
Barney McConnell, in the employ of O'Connor & Smoot as leadsman of the pile driver, fell from the wharf at Bolivar Point several days ago and was drowned. The body has not been recovered.
SALES OF REAL ESTATE
- P.[F?] H. Kelley et al to M.F. Curtis, 168.23 acres of the M. Martines survey; $1,086.
- M.F. Curtis to M.C. Jones, 168.23 acres of the M. Mortinez survey; $1,000.
- J.W. Johnson to W.F. Rodgers, lot in town of West, $150.
- H. Brupbacker and wife to S.G. Halford, tract on corner of Twentieth and Jefferson street; $250.
- John L. Sullivan to G.W. Nethery, 70 feet on Twenty-second street in West End addition; $1,750.
- R. Mayo and wife to First National bank, lot on River street in East Waco, $334.
- Sanger Bros. to F.W. Maddin, 103 1-2 acres of Section 64, University lands, $3,000.
- Willie Thompson to M.C. Christian et al, lot in the town of Geneva; $160.
- Mrs. M.L. Reeves to Sanger Bros., 8 lots in Thompson's addition to McGregor; $200.
- T. Jeff Smith to F.M. Emery, lot 1 in Mackee's addition; $75.
Tom L. Lawrence of Austin arrived in the city last night.
W.L. McGaughey of Hood county, candidate for commissioner of the general land office is in the city.
F.T. Roche, editor of the Georgetown Sun and candidate for commissioner of the general land office, spent yesterday in Waco.
Mrs. P. Morriss, daughter, Belle, and son, Bermie, left for Portland, Oregon, where they will make their future home. They have many friends who will regret to see them leave.
Prof. W.H. Pool of Baylor university, left last night for Arlington, to attend a Confederate reunion and picnic. He will return tonight to Mansfield to visit his father and mother.