March 1, 1898
Our little city is in deep sorrow. Another of our old citizens, G.H. Preideaux, has passed away, after suffering for a week or more with pneumonia. He leaves a wife and three children in comfortable circumstances. Mr. Preideaux was a quiet and good man, attended strictly to his own business, and obliged a friend or neighbor whenever he could. He was buried today in the Lott cemetery.
J.H. English and family spent the Sabbath at Wilderville among friends.
Postmaster J.D. Barney is in high spirits over the advent of a fine democratic son, who will be able to handle Uncle Sam's mail some of these days.
Many of our high-strung young men are ready to answer the call of their country, should we have any trouble with Spain. They are patriotic and are brim full of fight, but as Dos Hodgen, an old veteran, says, have never yet heard the thunders of Gettysburg.
Col. John W. Williams died of heart failure at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. F.A. Black, in this city, Saturday night at 8:15. He was a colonel in the artillery company from Madison county, Mississippi, and served throughout the confederate war. Deceased was 75 years old, and was apparently in good health yesterday afternoon, and was down town at the place of business of Mr. black, and was not sick more than fifteen minutes prior to his death. He was an honest and upright citizen. He was buried under auspices of the Confederate Veterans at the city cemetery this afternoon at 5 o'clock.
Mrs. Woodard is now visiting her daughter, Mrs. J.F. Foster, of our town.
Prof. C.V. Stephens, who has been teaching school for the past four months near Mexia, has returned home.
Miss Pearl Stephens has returned home from an extended visit to relatives and friends at Groesbeck and Mexia.
Mrs. J.A. Rufner and children and Mrs. R.H. Townsend and son returned home from a visit to China Springs last Wednesday.
Miss Belle Hunter visited her sister, Miss Bertha, at the home of Mr. J.H. Coodmans, this week.
Miss Leona Rhea made a short visit to friends at Battle this week.
Mrs. Sam Powers has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Cowan, for the past week.
Miss Nora Weaver has been quite sick for the past few days.
Mr. J.F. Foster is the proud father of a fine boy.
Mrs. Anderson Woodard, who has been quite sick for some time, is now convalescent.
SALES OF REAL ESTATE
- A.J. Sewell to J.L. McKelvain, 200 acres B.F. Brewster survey, $6050.
- J.L. McKelvain and wife to J.B. Watkins, 200 acres B.F. Brewster survey, $6050.
- M.J. Montgomery to J.B. Watkins, tract Brewster survey, $6000.
- V.M. Grider and wife to J.T. Moore, lots 3 and four, block 2, Kincannon addition to Eddy, $600.
- A.J. Kamack [Kaniack,Kantack,Kanrack] and wife to Wm. Myers, lots 1 and 2, block 2, C.W. White addition, $350.
- Ed. E. Harris to J.H. Rentz, lots 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14, block 75, Farwell Heights addition to Waco, $1650.
- A.W. Green and wife to Sam J. Chandler, lot 11, H.C. Hall addition, $1310.
- J.A. Tadlock and wife to B.F. Avery & Sons, lot 1, block 67, McGregor, $1, etc.
- F. Moore et al. to J.P. Glenn, lots 4 and 5, block 12, Davis & Marable addition to West, $350.
- J.A. Glenn to J.P. Glenn, 3-7 interest in lots 9, 10 and 11, block 7, West, $3000.
- Willie Glenn to J.P. Glenn, lots 9, 10, and 11, block 7, West, $600.
- E.G. Brown to J.P. Glenn, lots 9, 10 and 11, block 7, West, $700.
- J.M. Powers and wife to Julius Glenn, lots 9, 10 and 11, block 7, West, $400.
- J.M. Bradley et al. to S.C. Williams, 1-3 interest in lots 1,2,3,4 and 5, block 7, Lorena, $1333.33.
- L.C. Mullinix to Nancy Merrill, 100 acres B. McGary league, $2300.
James D. Lay and Miss Ora Ford were granted license yesterday to wed.
Messrs Sam Whaley, Sam Hall, Ed Smith and John Penry went fishing last Saturday night and were caught in the heavy rain. they caught some fish, but the main thing in view was to toughen themselves for their coming trip to Klondike.
March 2, 1898
John B. Nichols of Crawford is in the city.
Jim Williams of Lorena is in the Central City.
Senator J.E. Yantis is now in Troy on business.
L.P. Fields, a prominent citizen of Bruceville, is in the Central City.
Miss Bettie Cox of Terrell and Miss Neta Brown of Los Angeles are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Ed. R. Cox, No. 602 Earl street, East Waco.
Mr. C.W. Beaty was in the city yesterday. He says the prospects for a fine fruit crop were never better in Central Texas than at present.
Work has commenced on the colored folks hospital out on the hospital grounds.
Dr. N.A. Olive has removed his office to Fourth street, and is now officing with Dr. Curtis.
Officer Dick Poage brought in three "coons" from McGregor Monday night on charges of petty theft.
Sheriff Baker had his blood hounds out yesterday afternoon, giving them some excellent practice.
Dr. Olive is having an X-Ray machine fitted up in first-class condition to be used in the Waco infirmary.
John W. Cole and Miss Fannie Holcomb, J.W. Kennedy and Miss Minnie Love Brooks were granted license yesterday to wed.
Tonight the meeting to organize an infantry company will take place at the city hall. All persons in the city who wish to enlist are invited to be present.
The Waco Fire Department will hold its annual election of officers tonight at the Central fire station. Chief Prescott has issued a call for all firemen to be present at 8 o'clock p.m. sharp.
Hopkins Bros. are now polishing the interior and painting the exterior of a smooth bore cannon for Capt. M.B. Davis, who contemplates organizing a company of cavalry to go to Cuba and hew down the Spaniards.
Nick Boddie and a number of friends were out yesterday afternoon having fun with Mrs. Boddie's blood hounds. They are said to be excellent hounds and trained sufficiently to keep a track 12 to 24 hours old.
At the meeting of the city school board yesterday afternoon in the First National bank parlors, Miss Fortrand was elected as a teacher in the public schools, she having heretofore been a supernumerary. Miss Leuders was elected as supernumerary.
Edmund J. Hart, executor of the estate of F.J. Hart, deceased, has filed his bond in the probate court with the Fidelity and Deposit company of Maryland and A.G. Rohb as sureties, in the sum of $80,000 in the probate court and it has been approved by County Judge J.N. Gallagher.
Petition for an absolute divorce was filed yesterday afternoon in the Nineteenth judicial district court by Lizzie Andrews, through her attorneys, John R. Doughan and R.J. Goode. The grounds alleged are conviction and confinement in the state penitentiary on the charge of horse theft.
The registration books for the coming city election were opened at the city hall promptly on time yesterday morning by Registrar W.T. Robinson and his assistant Oscar Ragland. The first name enrolled was that of Police Office W.M. Wood. At the close of the books last night 246 persons had registered.
March 4, 1898
Mr. H.G. Warner has announced for justice of the peace of this precinct. This makes five who have announced for this office.
Mr. R.L. McKnight has opened a large retail grovery [grocery] store in the building just vacated by W.A. Wilkerson & Co. Mr. McKnight will run this house in addition to his present general furnishing business.
The McDowell band will give a concert at the opera house tonight. They will be assisted by local talent and a good program is expected.
Monday evening while Mr. Graves and his family were at the supper table some one entered his house and carried off a very fine gold watch. The watch was not missed until this morning. It was valued at $85. No clue has been found as to the identity of the thief.
Several days ago Mr. Will Wilson, who lives about two miles north of this place, found a gent's size watch with a gold filled case. The watch was found near the place where a man was murdered about thirty years ago, and from the appearance of the watch it looked as if it had been lost for some time. Several old citizens think that the watch was taken from the murdered man by the murderer and afterwards thrown away, because if he was found with the watch, suspicion would rest on him as the murderer. Mr. Wilson says the owner may recover the watch by producing proper evidence as to its ownership.
Dr. S.S. Anderson and Dr. H.B. Taliaferro have returned from Dallas, where they have been visiting for some time.
SALES OF REAL ESTATE
- M.L. Reeves to W.R. Naill, lots 6, 7 and 8, block 4, Thompson addition to McGregor, $135.
- W.M. Blocker and wife to R.P. Jackson, 8 acres, Galindo grant; $40.
- W.W. Seley to E.J. Ashburn, lot Eikel and Bruestedt addition, Fourth street; $75.
- H.A. Paine et al to E.J. Ashburn, tract at Harrison; $1.
- J.B. Johnson and wife to E.J. Ashburn, lot at Harrison; $1,000.
- R.F. Armstrong to Rachel Orman, 16 tracts in and near Waco; $1.
- W.A. Irvin et al to Mary Van Abernathy, lot South Fifth street; $600.
- J.E. Yantis to T.A. Price, lot 1, block 17, Chamberlin addition; $1.
D.J. Wilkinson of Bruceville spent yesterday in the city.
Ed E. Dismuke is up again, after a short spell of sickness.
William Williams is up again after a week of serious illness.
Miss Mattie Melton has gone to Fort Worth on a visit for a month.
M.W. Scott will leave next Sunday for his future home in Colorado.
L.A. Carlton, a prominent attorney of Hillsboro, spent yesterday in Waco.
Miss Jennie Caruthers has returned home after a lengthy visit to relatives in Cameron.
A.G. Reily, a prominent attorney of Fort Worth is in the city, a guest of his brother, Dr. C. Guy Reily.
Mrs. Louise Oliver returned yesterday from a visit of several weeks to Tyler, and is with her sister, Mrs. Schaus.
Mr. L.B. Abshier, head of the wrapping department at Mistrot's is again at his post, after a month's vacation at Victoria.
Andrew J. Hollaway of Elk, one of the most substantial citizens of McLennan county, spent yesterday in the Central City.
Prof. R.G. Guerrero, who has been spending the last two weeks with his family in Waco, has gone on a business trip to Mexico.
Alderman Poage returned to the city yesterday afternoon, after a visit abroad in the interest of his house, who handle cattle very extensively.
Mr. and Mrs. John Stringer [Sminger] of Franklin, Ky., and Miss Lizzie Hoskins, of Newburn, Tenn., are visiting their relative, Mr. R.D. Harris, at 1414 Clay street.
Wesley Traeger, an efficient clerk of W.K. Finks & Co., is now suffering very severely with a carbuncle, which may keep him from work for a month or more.
Senator D.F. Goss of Baylor county, spent yesterday in the city with friends. Senator Goss is a candidate for land commissioner. He leaves today for Corsicana.
Mrs. Delia K. Bryan, after a month's visit with her son, A.S. Bryan, and other relatives, left yesterday. Mrs. Bryan will visit in Ennis and Dallas before she returns to her home at Lake Charles, La.
Dr. Olive has removed his office to 119 1-2 S. 4th St. with Dr. Curtis. Office phone 204, residence 151.
Painters are now busy putting a new coat of paint on the city hall fence.
Wes Alexander has been arrested on a charge of disposing of mortgaged property.
A big, fat, bouncing baby boy arrived yesterday morning at the home of Mr. Tom H. Coulter, on North Ninth street.
Dolph Robinson was arrested yesterday by Deputy Sheriff Reed on a charge of aggravated assault and battery, or in other words, wife beating.
A ten-pound baby girl came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Pierce yesterday morning about 3 o'clock. Mother and babe both doing well.
Sheriff Baker is now overwhelmed with the delivery of commissions to the newly appointed road overseers, these being something over 200 in number.
Will Fore was arrested yesterday by Deputy Sheriff Reed on a charge of burglarizing Mr. Crowder's barn last Saturday night and stealing therefrom a saddle of Dick Goren.
At 3:30 o'clock this afternoon Rev. B.H. Carroll will address the Ladies Society No. 2 of the First Baptist church at their meeting in the basement of the church. All ladies are cordially invited to attend.
A telegram was received yesterday morning by Charles B. Ivy, Keeper of Records and Seal of Waco Lodge No. 140, Knights of Pythias, from John M. Hudson in St. Louis, announcing the death in that city of Robert Rosengren. A telegram was at once forwarded back from the lodge here to bury the remains in St. Louis and draw on the lodge here for $100.
Deputy United States Marshal W.L. Burke returned last night at 12 o'clock from Hillsboro, having in charge the two men captured yesterday at Hillsboro charged with burglarizing the Abbott postoffice. The men were caught with a registered package, money, stamps and watch on their persons. It is thought there is yet another one at large, as about $70 in money is yet missing.
Yesterday Messrs. Cunningham, Cunningham & McCollum receiving notice from Dallas that the higher courts had reversed and remanded the case of J.H. Kilpatrick, who was tried at the November term of the Fifty-fourth district court on a charge of incest and was given four years in the penitentiary. It is understood that his friends at Crawford will make his bond, which will likely be set at $500.
The contract between A.T. Ball lessee of the Pacific hotel and Isaac Simon, proving for the transfer of the lease to Mr. Simon was not signed Wednesday night as was published in an evening folio in this city. Mr. Simon left the city Wednesday morning for Galveston on the southbound Katy and signed the contract that morning, quite a while before leaving. The Times-Herald gave the news first, although the contract was signed 16 to 18 hours before its issue Thursday morning.
Mr. E.A. McKinney's home, corner of North Fifth and Columbus streets, is fenced in by a number of loose wires, which are here and there sprung loose from their fastenings. Last evening about 7 o'clock, while Mr. A. Alexander was going towards Austin street from his home on North Fifth, he was much surprised to run into one of these wire tied across the sidewalk from a fence rail to a telephone pole. He untied the wire from the pole and tied it back to the fence, but strange to say, the same miscreant who committed the deed the first time repeated the act, only to catch other citizens in the same manner.
March 5, 1898
NINETEENTH DISTRICT COURT
In the Nineteenth district court, Judge M. Surratt presiding, the case of Nash, Robinson & Co., vs. A. Bacharach & Co. was tried yesterday. The suit was for debt. The plaintiffs dismissed as to Sanger Brothers and secured judgment against the defendants Bacharach and Mina Morris for their debt and for the foreclosure of lien as prayed.
In the case of the first National bank vs. Cornish Bros., suit for debt, judgment was rendered for the defendants.
In Judge Earle's court the case of A.B. Freeman vs. A.H. Miller & Co., for conversion of property, was tried yesterday and taken under advisement.
In Judge Davis' court the case of C.K. Abbott vs. B. Alexander et al., for conversion of property, was tried yesterday. The case was taken under advisement.
CASES ON CALL TODAY.
The following cases are set for today in the Nineteenth district court for hearing before Judge M. Surratt:
7774 Sallie I. Wilkes vs. the Union Central Insurance company, suit on policy.
8073 Pontiac Buggy Co. vs. Luther L. King et al., trespass to try title.
8092 Susan C. Sassaman vs. N.K. Sassaman, divorce.
8094 Wm. M. McMillan vs. Luella M. McMillan, divorce.
In Justice Earle's court the case of Paine, Chatham & Co. vs. E.F. Chambers, suit for debt, is set for trial today.
In the estate of James A. Edmonds, deceased, an order was approved yesterday authorizing a loan.
In the community estate of J.H. Smith, deceased, an order was made yesterday in the probate court appointing appraisers.
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The examining trial of Frank Wilson and Jim Clemmons has been set for next Wednesday at 2 o'clock p.m. They are charged with having robbed the Abbott postoffice last Thursday night. These men were interviewed yesterday by Postoffice Inspector Woods and practically acknowledged their guilt.
The Texas State Floral society will meet Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock in the Pacific hotel parlor.
A pleasant dance was participated in at the Richelieu hotel last night by a large number of young people. It was the usual Friday night ball of Jeff Spencer's dancing club.
Nick Boddie with a few friends were out again yesterday afternoon running his fine bloodhounds. Mr. Boddie has a pair of excellent dogs that are hard to beat catching criminals.
The East Waco Baptist church gave their annual church supper last night at the church. It was a splendid affair with a big crowd present, with plenty to eat and all had a jolly good time.
J.D. Morgan, who heretofore has lived at Gerald, but is now a resident of Waco, tendered his resignation as a member of the xecutive committee of McLennan county to Chairman Johnson, which was accepted and the vacancy was at once filled by the appointment of John M. Morgan, his son. Mr. Morgan is a staunch democrat and so is his son.
March 6, 1898
News has reached here by telegraph that T.D. Bone, an old citizen of this county, who was suffering from cancer of the stomach, had died some time yesterday evening or last night at Mineral Wells, where he was under treatment. His remains will be buried in this city today.
Wash King, another old citizen of this county, living five or six miles southwest of this city, died with consumption. He was buried last evening at King, this county.
Justice Suggs is busy with the examining trials of Tom McElroy and Henry Bush, the two participants in the difficulty at the State Reformatory several weeks ago.
Mr. Neeco, of the cornice firm of Neeco & Eisman, Houston, is here superintending the cornice work now going up on our new court house.
The commissioners' court let the contract to Beal & Daniel of Northville, Mich. for the wood furniture for our new court house, and Geo. D. Barnard & Co., of St. Louis, for metal furniture.
The farmers are jubilant over the rain.
Our school is progressing nicely, and the teachers are busy preparing for the final entertainments.
Dr. and Mrs. W.B. Carpenter visited relatives in Waco.
Mr. L.C. Breland has been quite sick for the last few days.
The Ladies' Aid Society sent $10.00 to the suffering Cubans.
T.P.A. Elected Officers Last Night.
Post H. T.P.A. met last night at its hall in the Pacific hotel. A large number were present and the meeting was quite enthusiastic. The following officers were elected for the ensuing term.
President, P.H. Dean.
First vice president, Ed. C. Barrett.
Second vice president, Pete Lyons.
Third vice president, Oscar Jannasch.
Secretary and treasurer, Thomas F. Farmer.
Directors - Dan Weil, chairman; A.C. Patton, C.K. Weil, C.L. Sanger, J.T. Franklin.
Chairman railroad committee - Oscar Jannasch.
Chairman Press committee - E. Bruck.
Chairman Hotel committee - C.K. Weil.
Chairman Legislative committee - H. Strauss.
Chairman Employment committee - J.M. Carter.
Post Surgeon - Dr. A.M. Curtis.
Chaplain - Rev. J.T. Malloy
The post is in a most flourishing condition, having about 60 members, is out of debt with money in the treasury and is doing all it can for Waco.
The state board of directors will meet in Waco Saturday night, March 12, and Post H requests that citizens of Waco take it upon themselves to see that the visitors are entertained upon their arrival in the city.
Negro Woman Carves a Negro Man.
At 12:30 o'clock last night two negro women and several negro men brought a negro man named Eugene Bradshaw, down Austin avenue to Fourth street and up stairs into the Chalmers block. The negro had been into a difficulty with a negro woman, whom he claims was Emma Roberts, and she had fairly butchered him. It is claimed that she used a razor, inflicting several wounds, one of which was a gash about eight inches long across the left temple, laying the skin and flesh open to the skull. the butchered man bled profusely, and presented a sickening sight, being saturated from head to foot with blood. At this writing the woman has not yet been arrested.
Saturday noted the departure of Miss Lucile Culver for her home in St. Louis.
Mesdames Livsy and Tuley, who have been the recent guests of Capt. and Mrs. Higginson, left Thursday for Springfield, Mo., where they will make a short visit before returning to their home in Kentucky.
Mrs. B.H. Peverly of Millican is visiting her daughter, Mrs. William Lambdin.
Miss Beasley, who has been visiting Mrs. Greenwood of Hillsboro, returned Friday.
Miss De Saussure, who has been the guest of Miss Gillespie, left Sunday for her home in Memphis, Tenn.
Mrs. Frank Allen arrived yesterday from Austin.
Mrs. Sam Sanger, with Miss Carrie Sanger, returned Wednesday from New Orleans.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McLendon left Wednesday for Little Rock, St Louis and other points in the east.
Miss Esther Gross is home again, after a visit in Lampasas.
Judge W.L. Davidson of Dallas was in the city last week.
Miss Emma Beer did not accompany Mrs. Sanger home, as was expected. She will remain longer in New Orleans.
Miss Brahn will continue the guest of Mrs. Foster Fort for some time longer.
Mrs. J.C. Walker left Sunday night for a visit to Galveston.
Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Gunnell of Marlin are visiting in the city.
Miss Mattie Melton is visiting in Fort Worth.
Miss Jennie Caruthers has returned home after a lengthy visit to relatives in Cameron.
Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Brown are visiting in Houston since Thursday.
Mr. A.G. Reily of Fort Worth is visiting his brother, Dr. C. Guy Reily.
Mrs. W.C. O'Bryan, after spending several days with Mrs. J.H. Boyett, left Friday for McGregor.
Mrs. Ed Newbauer of Houston is visiting Mrs. I. Lowenstein.
Mrs. Harry Risher left Thursday on a visit to her mother in Montgomery.
Mrs. Louise Oliver returned Thursday from a visit of several weeks in Tyler, and is now with her sister, Mrs. Schaus.
Mrs. W.E. Wigley of Belton spent a few days of last week with Mrs. W.J. Wigley.
Mr. and Mrs. Cullen F. Thomas have moved to their new home, on Eleventh and Jefferson.
Mr. S.R. Johnson of Temple spent a few days in the city last week, visiting relatives.
Mrs. Aikman, who has been spending the winter with her daughter, Mrs. Hallpike, leaves about the first of May for her home in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Miss Summers Brown, who was with Mrs. Mistrot for a few days, left last Monday.
Mrs. R.b. Dickey will return today, after a visit of a few days in Marlin.
Mrs. Homer Wilson was in town a few days last week.
GEORGIA BURLESON HALL NOTES
Miss Pearl Wellborn's mother and little sister from Roanoake [Roanoke] have been spending the week in the hall.
Mrs. B. Buchanan of Whitesboro came Friday to spend a few days with the Misses Ligon.
Miss Mattie Kirkland went to Mt. Calm to stay over Sunday with her family.
Several Hall girls went to hear F. Marion Crawford Thursday evening, which they pronounced an intellectual treat.
The University Club held its monthly meeting in the parlor Friday evening. The program was postponed till Monday evening at 8.
Miss Zuma Heartfield paid a short visit home this week.
Rev. J.M. Carroll has been in Dallas and Tyler this week on business connected with the commission.
Nannie Robinson was arrested yesterday on a charge of lunacy.
The city was jammed yesterday with politicians of all sizes and bore.
Mannie Darnell and Mit Wells were arrested yesterday by Deputy Constable Aiken on a charge of vagrancy.
Major Wright and Miss Lou Kendrick, Jim H. Moon and Miss Meda Hall were granted license yesterday to wed.
A new road crew has been started out in the Aquilia bottom to put the roads in good shape from Gholson to West.
Mr. Hopkins, a young attorney, was seriously ill yesterday afternoon in his office on the fifth floor of the Provident building.
Will Moffatt and Bob Willis were brought in yesterday from Eddy by Deputy Sheriff J.B. Little on a charge of stealing coal.
A mule team took a lively stroll up Franklin street yesterday at noon, but fortunately they were stopped before they did any damage.
The Wesleyan Workers of the Fifth Street Methodist church will have a "Baby show" Easter Monday afternoon from three to six. A list of premiums and ages will be announced later.
Frank Kelsey, Louis Smith, Tom Murray, Will Doyle, Frank Wells and Tom Clark were captured by Officers Dollins and Tilley yesterday morning early and held on a charge of vagrancy.
The ladies who have sent their names to the Wesleyan Woman's Working organization of the fifth Street Methodist church are requested to meet at the church Saturday afternoon, March 5, at 4 o'clock. Business of importance to be discussed.
Winston & Higginson have leased the Coke and Sears buildings on the North side of the Square and will build a large room in connection with the houses, all of which will be occupied by them about the 18th of next month as their place of business.
Judge Davis yesterday held an inquest over the remains of Reuben Holder, colored, who died very suddenly at his home, No. 331 North Sixteenth street. Evidence will be taken by Judge Davis Monday morning at 9 o'clock. It is quite evident that the man died of heart disease.
Mrs. Earle, the poor woman who for the past two months has been fighting for possession of her child was arrested yesterday for breaking out window panes in the house occupied by her mother, who is holding the child from Mrs. Earle, but the unfortunate lady was afterwards turned loose.
Mr. J. Eikel has recently been elected president of the Breustedt Hardware company, and will hereafter give the business his active personal supervision, devoting his entire time in the interest of this institution. Mr. Eikel has for some time been in San Antonio but is now a citizen of Waco again.
Dr. Denton, of Farr, spent yesterday in the city.
Sid Herz has returned from a visit to San Antonio.
John B. Johnson, of Harrison, spent yesterday in Waco.
M.W. Scott leaves today for his future home in Colorado.
Bob McMahan spent yesterday in the Central city from Farr.
Mr. Charlie Rogers is up from the A. & M., visiting his home folks.
Miss Fern Rogers is up from Belton, visiting her parents over Sunday.
Rev. Dr. J.T. Hendrick is quite sick at his home, No. 512 North 12th st.
J.B. Chestnut has returned from an extended visit to old friends at Bruceville.
Ed Walker, McGregor's distinguished literati, spent yesterday in Waco.
Joe Sheppard, superintendent of the county farm, spent yesterday in the city.
W.H. Howard, editor and proprietor of Eddy Eldorado, spent yesterday in Waco.
Mr. C.K. Wolf, representing Swope & Mangold, of Dallas, was in the city yesterday.
Tom Henderson, the Milam county standard bearer of democracy, spent yesterday in Waco.
B.P. McDonald, district manager of the round bale system in Kansas, is in the Central City.
Mike Montgomery, the genial county commissioner from over about McGregor, is in the city.
C.A. Blessington, who for some time has been working at Prodis, has resigned his position there.
Clarence R. Phillips, McGregor's heavy-weight son of southern soil spent yesterday in Waco.
Mrs. Wm. M. White, of San Antonio, is visiting the family of Rev. W.K. White on South Fourth street.
Deputy United States Marshal Burke left yesterday on the noon train for Bryan on important legal business.
R.G. McKie was in the city yesterday from Corsicana. He went south on the noon Katy and expects to return today.
J.M. Pancake, one of the best known cattle men of Central Texas, was in the city yesterday, leaving last evening for Gatesville.
Chas. Sparks, the boss of the road gang and road machinery was in the city yesterday and received six men from the jail, to put them out on the road.
Capt. E.F. Pecor left on the 3d instant for Hot Springs, Ark., to accept a position with H. Strauss & Co., a large clothing establishment of that city. Mrs. Pecor will remain here a month or two longer.
E.J. Ashburn, general live stock agent of the Illinois Central and one of the greatest living live stock rustlers is in the city from an extended trip through Southern Texas. Ashburne is a wheel horse and no mistake.
The Hon. R.H. Harrison spent yesterday morning in the city, leaving at noon for his home in Bell county. Mr. Harrison has many friends in Waco who are always glad to see him and shake an honest man by the hand.
Albert D. Rust, Jr., a former resident of Waco, and an old newspaper man, who now resides at Caldwell, Burleson county, was in the city last evening. Mr. Rust, with his brother-in-law Mr. James, publishes the Caldwell News-Chronicle, one of the best weeklies in the state.
March 7, 1898
Whitney, Tex. -- While on the road from Fort Graham to Whitney yesterday Mr. J.A. Faukner's mules ran away and threw him from his wagon, but no serious injuries were received. Also Mr. C.M. Calens of Red Point, while on the road from Hillsboro yesterday encountered a similar accident. His team became frightened at a boy riding a bicycle and ran away, threw him from the wagon, cutting some ugly gashes in his face and mouth.
W.B. Hodge, a member of the firm of Hodge Bros., is visiting B.L. Hodge of this place, who has a very sick child.
Mrs. Nellie Hinchman and Miss Etta Dell Orand of Waco visited J.W. Orand a few days the past week.
T.B. Tarver made a business trip to Fort Worth the past week.
J.H. Denman of McGregor, while on his way to Dallas Thursday, called by to visit Whitney.
This morning at 4 o'clock Mr. J.M. Long died with pneumonia at the residence of his son, Jno. G. Long, in this city. He will be buried in the Odd Fellows' cemetery this afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. Services at the grave by Rev. J.R. Croom, pastor of the First Baptist church here.
The funeral and burial of Mr. T.D. Bone, who died at Mineral Wells, was largely attended. A large body of Masons met the corpse and marched from the Cotton Belt depot to the Masonic cemetery, where he was buried with high Masonic honors.
Waco Lodge No. 70, I.O.O.F., will meet tonight at Odd Fellows' hall on South Third street.
Col. E.A. Jones of this city spoke to a large assembly in the Baptist church of Moody last Saturday night on prohibition.
A number of loads of cattle have recently been shipped from Central Texas to the Northern markets, and prices are still holding up well.
A train load of cattle were sold Friday in St. Louis by Evans-Snider-Buel company that were shipped by Messrs. Laird and Herring from Waco at $405 per hundred pounds. They weighed on an average of 876 pounds each. This shows the stiff price that Waco fed cattle bring.
President J.W. Riggins has issued a call for a meeting of the Waco Karnival Klub tomorrow evening at 8 p.m. at the city hall. The object of the meeting is to receive the report of the committee soliciting subscriptions for this year's karnival and to elect a new board of directors. It is very desirous that a full attendance be had.
____ Lewis of Moody is in Waco.
____ Kirby of Moody is in the city.
J.C. Colliar of Moody is in the city.
A.B. Clark of Farr is in the Central City.
Charley Mitchell came in yesterday from Moody.
George C. Pendleton is in the city from Belton.
Judge F.[E.]G. Morris of Austin is in the Central City.
E.L. Ashworth of Mooreville is in the Central City.
A.C. Morgan was in the city yesterday from Bruceville.
Constable S.K. Lindsey of McGregor is in the Central City.
Deputy Sheriff June McGinnis of Bruceville is in the city.
Bob Hale and John and Will Duncan of Moody are in the city.
Judge Sam R. Scott is in Waco ready to open court this morning.
Col. DeWitt, a prominent live stock man of Fort Worth, is in Waco.
W.H. Weeks, live stock agent of the Cotton Belt railway, is in the Central City.
Russ Willis of Lott is in the Central City.
P.M. DeVitt of the Chicago Live Stock Commission company, was here yesterday.
W.O.[Q.?] Christian, one of the most substantial farmers of McLennan county, is in the city from near the town of Farr.
W.H. Weeks, general live stock agent of the Cotton Belt Route, headquarters Fort Worth, was in town yesterday.
Mr. M.W. Scott left Waco last night for Canyon City, Colorado, where he will reside. Mr. Scott is an architect of ability, who will make his mark in the world.
Judge W.H. Lessing will leave next Wednesday for an extended visit to the cities of Philadelphia, Washington and New York. Judge Lessing will be absent several weeks.
Deputy Sheriff George Tilley and Deputy District Clerk R.V. McClain are both widowers this week. Mesdames Tilley and McClain are in Moody this week visiting relatives.
Russell Graham leaves this morning on the early morning train for Amarilla, in the Panhandle country of Texas, to make that town his future home. Mr. Graham has for sometime been drug clerk at Risher's drug store.
Mrs. John Watt Caldwell, her daughter, Mrs. Dr. F.S. Love, and son, J.Hammon Caldwell, all of Louisiana, Mo., after having visited all important cities in Texas, are in Waco, guests of Mrs. H.H. Murphy (nee Caldwell), No. 712 North Twelfth street. Mesdames Caldwell and Love will remain for a month.
Mrs. Ella A. Chamberlin, wife of Harry C. Chamberlin, died yesterday morning at 3:20 a.m., after a lingering illness, aged 22 years. Funeral this morning at 10 a.m. from the residence, 1323 North Sixth street, Rev. Nelms officiating.
H. L. BARNETT DEAD.
Yesterday Lyman Pearlstone received a telegram from Herbert Barnett at Hot Springs, Ark., stating that his father, H.L. Barnett, had died suddenly in that city of apoplexy. The remains will be shipped to Waco and interred at Hebrew Rest.
Later - The remains will arrive in Waco on the south bound Cotton Belt pasenger at 6:40 o'clock p.m. today. All friends are requested to meet the remains at the depot.
March 8, 1898
Mr. Box, living a few miles southwest of town, had his barn and the entire contents, including corn, oats, hay cotton seed harness and some plow tools destroyed by fire yesterday. Everything was a total loss.
The democratic executive committee here Saturday adopted the "Blake" test.
Judge Taylor is holding county court this week. The case of John Peck, charged with carrying concealed weapons, is on trial today.
Rev. Witt from Moody is holding a meeting at the Baptist church.
Mrs. Emma Hill returned home from Eddy yesterday.
Mr. Mettenthal from Dallas is in town.
Mr. J.W. Ramsey leaves tomorrow for Hico with his family and household effects.
Miss Annie Peck resigned her position as teacher in Room No. 2, troy school. Mrs. C.L. Meyers will teach that room until they can employ another teacher.
Prof. Meyers went to Temple this evening.
Miss Arra Nowlin from Pendletonville is visiting in the city.
Mrs. M.S. Carter is quite sick.
SALES OF REAL ESTATE
- R.E. Bryan and wife to Stephen Lankford, lots 19 and 20, block 7, Moody, $600.
- C.A. Diltz to Jno. R. Smith, lot 9 and part lot 8, block 71, McGregor, $100.
- Henry Hill to J.W. and R.I. Kirkpatrick, 5 lots, block 87, McGregor, $500.
- W.J. Johnson and wife, to J.R. Smith, 5 lots, block 87, and lots 1 and 2, block 81, at McGregor, 1-3 interest, $400.
- S.M. Johnson to Leon Hall, lot 2, block 81, McGregor, $100.
- Stephen Lankford and wife to A.L. McLane and wife, lots 19 and 20, block 7, Moody, $600.
- Temple National Bank to Gullege, Smith & Naler, lot 2, block 27, Moody, $4500.
- Zack M. Thomason to Jno. Perkins, part of E.S. Nash survey, $108.
- A.J. Cook and wife to Hall Glasgow, lots 9 and 10, block 3, West, $234.
- G.M. Dodge to E.T. Steele, lots 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, block 3, West, $220.
- E.T. Steele and wife to F.H. Ellis, lots 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, block 3, West, $750.
- W.H. Ellis to Holt & Glasgow, lot 12, block 3, C.W. White addition, East Waco, $1125.
- Wm. E. Meek et al. to Thos. and Helen Meek, 196 by 40 feet, Blocker 70 2-3 acres, $950.
- H.B. Thomas and wife to Waco Improvement company, 450 feet on Clay street, J.D. Bell addition, block 25, $500.
- J.D. Grantham and wife to Chas. Weaver, lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, block 1, J.H. Hall addition, McGregor, $50.
- E.B. Baggett to C. Weaver, lots 8, 9 and 10, block 87, McGregor, $50.
- E.S. Shown to Lizzie I. Moore et al., 1 acre at Eddy, $10.
- Wingle Vanderhook and wife to F.O. Thomas, 30 acres W.S. Swain survey, $302.
- Congregation Agudoth Jacob to S. Cohen, lot on North Second street, Willingham addition, $750.
- Joseph Rikel[?] to Wm. Breustedt, 50 by 165 feet, farm lot 4, Austin avenue, $18,000.
- Fauntley Johnson and wife to Henry McDaniel, 9 18-100 acres Martinez grant, $174.50.
- C.C. Lastinger and wife to W.W. Lastinger, lots 2 and 3, block 2, Provident addition to Waco, $2017.64.
- J.E. Parker to W.M. Pete, 23 acres I. Galindo 8 league grant, $250.
- Davis Delo et al. to R.Y. Maynard, 69 1-5 acres Martinez grant, $1080.
- D.W. Dale[Delo?] et al. to R.Y. Maynard, 70 acres Martinez grant, $2200.
- W.B. Delo and wife to R.Y. Maynard, 20 acres Martinez grant, $250.
- J.W. Cooksey and wife to J.C. Redding, 73 1-5 acres Galindo 8 league, $2500.
- Mary A. Blocker to E.W. Woodland, 68 1-4 acres Galindo 3 league, $400.
- A.B. Sessums and wife to R.L. Selle, lot 19, block 230, Finks addition, $1300.
The colored people will hold a meeting tonight for the purpose of discussing municipal affairs.
The colored people turned out liberally last night to hear Editor King at the city hall on the "Negro's Opportunity."
The remains of H.L. Barnett will arrive in this city this morning over the Cotton Belt and will be taken to the family residence, No. 1228 Barnard avenue.
The funeral will take place at 10 a.m. today. Interment at Hebrew Rest. All friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.
Jas. B. Baker has purchased the Pearlstone property at Ninth and Columbus streets.
A few days since Mrs. G.M. Thompson, familiarly known as Grandma Thompson, had a severe fall, dislocating her shoulder. Dr. Curtis was called in and treated the dislocated member, and she is now reported as doing very well indeed.
Mr. C.P. Ockander and Miss Marie Covault surprised their many friends by entering into a matrimonial contract Sunday afternoon at Rev. Frank Page's rectory. Their friends wish them many happy years for the future.
Jerry Fisher was arrested yesterday by Police Officer John Hardwick on a charge of stealing a pair of shoes, in Cameron. He is now being held for Sheriff Todd of Milam county.
Deputy Sheriff George Tilley left yesterday for Austin to convey Charley Weems to the insane asylum in that city. Weems was adjudged insane a few days ago and has been rapidly growing worse since.
Andy Delk was arrested yesterday at Eddy by Deputy Sheriff Little and brought to Waco to be held for Sheriff Todd of Milam county who wants Andy down about Cameron to pay up a justice court fine.
Waco Lodge No. 140, K. of P., will meet tonight at its Castle Hall on North Fifth street to work in the Page and Esquire's rank. The Lodge will also elect a prelate to fill the vacancy caused by the removal from the city and the resignation of A.O. Woodworth, and other important business matters will call out a large attendance.
Hon. Dudley G. Wooten is is in the Central City from Dallas. He met a number of friends yesterday and was driven over the city.
C.B. Marsh of Hubbard is in the city.
Senator J.M. Presler of Comanche, is in the Central City.
Senator R.L. Ross of Paris arrived in the city yesterday and has apartments at the Pacific.
Gerald Fitzgerald of Houston arrived in the city last night and is stopping at the Pacific.
Dr. Sears is dangerously ill at his home on South Fourth street.
George M. Scarborough is still sick and will be confined to his room at his home on Speight street, for several days yet.
D. Moncrief of Gerald is in the city.
Call Sparks of Downsville spent yesterday is in the Central City.
Ed. Duty was in yesterday from Rosenthal, shaking hands with his numerous friends.
John McLennan was in the city yesterday from his home at Mills' Crossing, on the Bosque river.
Bob Wortham was in the city yesterday from Bosqueville.
George Keys, Bosqueville's first-class merchant, spent yesterday in the Central City.
George R. Yantis of Brownwood arrived in the city yesterday and is a guest of S____ Y____. He will leave today for home.
J.B. Johnson came in yesterday from Harrison.
Miss Jennie Brown is in the city from Gatesville, a guest of Mrs. Allison Harrison.
March 9, 1898
SALES OF REAL ESTATE
- K.D. Orr to W.D. Orr, lots 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, block 18, Farwell heights addition to Waco, $250.
- City of Waco to Kit Carson post G.A.R., lots 29 and 30, block 8, Oakwood, $1.
- Norman H. Smith to W.D. Lacy, northeast one-half lot 5, block 13, Glenwood addition, $550.
- J.C. Smith and wife to W.D. Lacy, lots 6 and 7, block 13, Glenwood addition, $550.
- W.R. Dunnica to L.I. Rosenberg, 88 by 150 feet, farm lot 4, Eighth street, $7500.
Gertrude Kennedy was fined $1 yesterday in Justice Davis' court for getting on a common drunk.
Yesterday Deputy Sheriff Fuller Williamson arrested "Aunt Gresham," an old colored gran-ma, on a charge of lunacy and placed her in jail for safe keeping.
Saturday the "Off Night" will be occupied by Dr. M.L. Graves, who will deliver an address to men. Sunday Prof. Brooks of Baylor will address the men's meeting on Intemperance.
Macy Weaver was arrested yesterday morning by Deputy Constable M.A. Aiken on a charge of disturbing the peace at his home two miles east of Waco, by cursing his sister-in-law. His bond was placed at $50, which he gave.
John Griffin was chocked into jail yesterday on a charge of shooting craps. John was chores boy around the home of Mr. A.P. Duncan, but instead of sticking to business, it is claimed that he played with the bones once too often.
A policeman was hurriedly called to the home of Tom Caldwell on South Sixth street near Dutton yesterday afternoon to shoot a dog supposed to be mad. The animal was promptly shot, the firing of the pistol causing considerable commotion.
The funeral of W.J. Simmers, who died the evening before at 5:30 o'clock, took place yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock. The remains were intered at Oakwood cemetery. The deceased was a painter by trade and had many friends in Waco, who deplore his sad demise.
Last Saturday Chas. D. Wolf, proprietor of the assigned Black Land bank of Rosebud, posted a notice on the bank's door that on Monday, March 7, the bank would pay all depositors in full. and Monday all depositors that presented their claims were promptly paid.
The Waco Medical association met last night at the city hall and enjoyed a splendid paper on "Electricity" by Dr. N.A. Olive, the reading of which was followed with a general discussion in which all present participated. At the next meeting on next Tuesday night Dr. Halbert will read a paper on "Posterior Occipital Position."
Mr. Henry Schoefer, after being prevailed upon by friends, has withdrawn his resignation as a member of the county democratic executive committee which he tendered to Chairman Johnson some days ago. Mr. Johnson says he is indeed glad that Mr. Schoefer reconsidered the matter and decided to remain with the committee, that he was too good a member to lose.
Deputy United States Marshal W.L. Burke brought in John Day, Ben and Wayne Hubbard from Comanche, charged with robbing the postoffice at Walnut Springs December 13, 1897, of between $50 and $75. These young men have lived in Bosque and Erath counties for many years. Mr. Burke says that his observance has been that postoffice robberies are very frequent during the winter months and ceasing altogether in the summer. He attributes this to the fact that in the winter the transients pile in from the north to escape the rigid winters and return in early summer to escape the long hot summer of the South.
The canvass for our Waco City Directory is nearly completed. All persons who have moved either their place of business or residence since they were canvassed, will confer a favor if they will notify us by mail and give their new address, so that their correct address may be in Worley's Official Directory of Waco. --John F. Worley & Co., McClelland Hotel. H.D. Cooper, Manager.
Dr. Sears is still very sick.
Mr. Sol Davis is on a flying trip to Austin.
Mr. John B. Nichols of Crawford is in the city.
Jack Harrison is much improved, after a spell of two weeks' illness.
F.E. McClain, a prominent merchant of Moody, is in the Central City.
Clint Smith is now holding down the night watch at the Turf restaurant.
Joe Flanagan is up and at his post of _____ _________ a couple of weeks' illness.
Jas. A. Harrison is now out of the city, having been called away on legal business.
Mr. M.M. Baker of Hamilton passed through Waco this evening en route to Fort Worth to attend the stockmen's convention.
Mr. R.L. Harwell, one of the most pleasant and affable young gentlemen in Waco is now selling shoes for the Southern Shoe company.
Capt. Tom Waite left Waco yesterday to attend the cattlemen's convention at Fort Worth. Julius Simon did duty at his bar. Arthur Margue, the regular man, being sick.
Judge J.C. Dale of Hamilton is stopping in Waco for the night. Judge Dale is accompanied by Mr. J. Van Steenwyck of Hico. They go to Austin on legal business tomorrow.
March 10, 1898
Estate of P.H. Dorsey, minor, P.W. Dorsey appointed guardian.
Folsom, minor, Horace Bishop appointed guardian of the person.
Henry L. Harrison, minor, appointed Chas. R. Harrison receiver of his estate.
Estate of A.I. Folsom, inventory approved.
The following persons were tried and convicted in the mayor's court yesterday morning:
George Smith, drunk, fined $1.
Rufus Richards, fighting, fined $1.
CASES ON CALL TODAY
The following cases are set for trial today in the Nineteenth District court.
7777 Southern Home Building & Loan Association vs. W.J. Cassaday et al, debt.
7938 Georgia E. Maddox vs. Insurance Co. of North America, suit on policy.
7981 Hart Bros. vs. Crown Bros., debt.
8005 J.M. Hunter vs James Lynch et al, trespass to try title.
Fred Kadue of Bonham was working in a gravel pit which caved in on him, injuring him so badly that he died soon afterwards.
While boring a well for stock water J.F. Semple, of Maynard county struck a fine flow of oil at a depth of 1000 feet.
Hewitt Burnett, a minor charged with murder, was convicted at Comanche and sentenced to a term of four years in the reformatory.
The continued spread of the smallpox epidemic at Columbus has caused a large number of families to move into the country, where they will remain until the epidemic is over.
Isaac Brown dropped dead at his home near Waxahachie last Saturday while reading a newspaper. His death is attributed to heart disease.
Wm. Brice, lately cashier of a national bank at Quanah, who is charged with embezzling funds of the bank, is now in prison at Chihuahua, Mexico. He will be brought back to Quanah.
While digging holes for telephone poles one mile from Kaufman on the 5th inst., Theodore Henley was instantly killed by the explosion of nine pounds of dynamite. His body was blown fifty feet away and was found in a large tank of water.
Four tramps, who among others went to sleep in a box car at Fort Worth a few days ago, were accidentally asphyxiated. Two others are almost dead from the same cause.
Mrs. Rebecca J. Fisher, president of Wm. B. Travis chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, has received a pair of spurs which were worn by Col. William T. Austin on the battlefield of San Antonio de Bexar, San Jacinto and in other battles fought during the struggle for the independence of Texas.
Whitecaps recently visited Jim Williams, a negro farmer near Muldoon and warned him to change his system of renting from money rent to part of the crop.
The five-year-old daughter of W.R. Martin of Commerce was playing about the yard a few days ago when the little one's dress caught fire from the flames of a burning trash pile and she was so badly burned that she died in a few hours.
The town of Terrell has issued $12,000 additional bonds for water works purposes.
An Indian grave near Mount Calm has been opened by Dr. Coker and Sanford Hughes of that place and part of the skeleton of an Indian removed. These are supposed to be the remains of an Indian killed in the battle of Fort Parker in 1839. Some time ago a tomahawk, a small mirror, a coffee pot and a bow and arrows were taken from the same grave, but afterwards replaced.
It is reported from Blooming Grove that a child, a little daughter of William Dunn of that place, died of grief over her father's departure for Klondike. The little one became moody and began wasting away from the time her father told her goodbye. The father is now on his way to the frozen Eldorado and it will be months before he learns of his loss.
The local Crane club is gaining new members daily.
Deputy Sheriff Fuller Williamson arrested Florence yesterday on a charge of petty theft.
Lafe Marshall and Miss V. McAllister of Reisel were united yesterday afternoon by Judge Davis in the holy bonds of matrimony.
A fine, bouncing, beautiful baby girl came yesterday afternoon to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Felix Gorman. Mother and babe both doing well.
Tom Adams is in jail, lodged there on a charge of incest, the alleged facts of which are most hideous and revolting in their detail. It is claimed that Adams a few years ago married a Mrs. Cannon, a widow with two girls who are now respectively 15 and 17 years of age. Both of these girls are claimed to be great sufferers at the hands of their stepfather.
Judge R. Lyle of Cameron, is in the city.
W.H. Allen is in the city from Marlin.
R.L. Robertson is in the city from Austin.
W.K. McCracken of Dallas, is in the city.
H.A. Fitzhugh is in the city from Meridian.
C.D. Goldthwaite is in the Central City from Cameron.
J.H. Mackey has returned from an extended tour through Mexico.
Miss Pearl Beckley is visiting her aunt, Mrs. W.L. Williams of Dallas.
W.T. McGrew and wife of Mt. Calm, arrived in the city last evening.
Chester Wilkes of Hamilton, Tex., is visiting his parents, Dr. and Mrs. W.W. Wilkes.
George Hoehn and family are contemplating a visit to Greenville on the 14th day of May.
Jno. Waddell of Bosqueville, spent yesterday in the city. Mr. Waddell is making the race for justice of the peace for precinct No. 4.
S.L. Dale is in the city from Dallas looking after books to print and other work to be done by a tip-top printing house, the kind he represents.
E. Kirby Smith was in the city yesterday from China springs. Kirby says he is a candidate for constable of precinct No. 4 and is making a hot race.
McLennan Lodge No. 241 I.O.O.F. meets tonight at Odd Fellows hall on South Third street. They will have candidates to put through all the degrees.
Captain Tom Waite has returned from the cattlemen's convention at Fort Worth and reports a great time. While in the fort he sold all of his loose cattle.
Mr. J.H. Schroeder of Tours, is in the Central City combining business and pleasure. Mr. Schroeder will leave in May for a return visit to Germany, his old home.
Col. George E. Tucker, the veteran showman, representing "A Tramp's Luck," made The Times-Herald office a pleasant call last evening. "A Tramp's Luck" appears tonight at the Grand and should be greeted with a good house.
March 11, 1898
VERY PRETTY WEDDDING
Marlin, Texas -- There was a very pretty wedding at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S.J. Davidson, in this city, Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock.
Mr. Getsel Zadic and Miss Sara Finkelstein, sister of Mrs. Davidson, were the happy couple united by the golden ties of wedlock.
The groom until recently resided at Calvert, but the home of both parties is now at Luling, Texas.
Rabbi Aaron Wise of Waco officiated. A large number of friends of the couple were on hand to witness the happy event, and a right royal time was had. Wine, cake and other good things for a feast were provided in abundance.
The newly wedded couple left on the 10:30 train last night for Calvert, and other places before returning to their home at Luling.
Marlin, Texas -- Tomorrow, Friday evening, the Ladies Aid Society of the First Baptist church will give what they term an Entertainment of Mysteries, at the Infirmary building, which has just reached completion. The entertainment will be from 4 o'clock to 11 o'clock, and is given for the benefit of the church. It is said a rare feast will be provided.
Mrs. Jno. P. Cassimir, of Calvert, attended the Zadic-Finkelstein nuptials last night. She returned home today.
Mr. and Mrs. I.J. Nathan of Temple, were among the attendants at the marriage of Mr Zadic and Miss K[F]inkelstein.
Miss Gussie Alexander of Victoria, Texas, will arrive this evening on a visit to her aunt, Mrs. S.A. Silverman.
Mr. T.K. Barton leaves this evening for Waco on business.
Mr. Martin Griffitts died near here last Monday at the age of 83 years. He was born in Virginia, moved to East Tennessee in 1844, came to Texas and settled near Ennis in 1870 lived there seven years and then came to Hamilton county. He was a highly respected citizen and leaves his wife and one son here.
PROCEEDINGS IN THE DIFFERENT COURTS.
The following cases were disposed of yesterday in the Nineteenth district court, Judge M. Surratt presiding:
J.M. Hunter vs. James Lynch et al., trespass to try title, judgment for the plaintiff, to which the defendant excepted and gave notice of appeal.
First National bank of Waco vs. Jas. I. Moore et al., debt and foreclosure, judgment was rendered for the plaintiff for its debt and for the foreclosure on lien as prayed.
Hart Bros. vs. Crown Brown, debt, continued by consent.
Georgia E. Maddox vs. Insurance company of North America, suit on policy. Held open.
Southern Home Building and Loan association vs. W.J. Cassaday et al., debt; reset.
FIFTY-FOURTH DISTRICT COURT
The following is a partial setting of the criminal docket for the March term of the fifty-fourth judicial district court; beginning April 8, 1898, being cases where defendants are confined in jail:
1673 The state of Texas vs. Cecil Taylor, special venire, set for April 8th.
First assignment, sixth week, April 11th to 13th, inclusive:
1579 The state of Texas vs. Elvin Powell, burglary and theft.
1583 The state of Texas vs. E.F. Millsaps, forgery.
1688 The state of Texas vs. Emanuel Moore, assault to murder.
1653 The state of Texas vs. J.H. Singleton, theft of over $50.
1638 The state of Texas vs. Wm. Evans, theft as bailee over $50.
1692 The state of Texas vs. John Caither, swindling.
1684 The state of Texas vs. Will Johnson, burglary.
1639 The state of Texas vs. Mose Davis, rape (special venire, set for 12th).
Second assignment, sixth week, April 14th to 16th, inclusive:
1646 The state of Texas vs. H.L. Munnerlyn, attempting to parr[pass?] forged inst.
1659 The state of Texas vs. Dick Munnerlyn, theft of a horse.
1675 The state of Texas vs. W.H. Downs, forgery.
1676 The state of Texas vs. W.H. Downs, passing forged instrument.
1677 The state of Texas vs. W.H. Downs, passing forged instrument.
1678 The state of Texas vs. W.H. Downs, passing forged instrument.
1642 The state of Texas vs. Rice Price, murder (special venire, set for 15th).
Third assignment, seventh week, april 18th to 20th.
1680 The state of Texas vs. Jim Perry, perjury.
1681 The state of Texas vs. E.V. Smith, perjury.
1671 The state of Texas vs. Drew England, murder, (Special venire, set for 19th).
In the county court Judge Gallagher presiding, the case of Brohard & Co. vs. Foster et al., suit on note, was tried yesterday and judgment rendered for the plaintiff for the amount sued for.
Belle Everhart, known as Box Car Bell, was tried yesterday in Justice Earle's court on a charge of cursing W.R. Orman. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty.
CASES ON CALL TODAY
The following cases are set for trial today before Judge M. Surratt in the Nineteenth district court:
7829 R.L. Leonard vs. R.L. Cox, debt.
7863 Maggie J. Price vs. J.F. Johnson, trespass to try title.
7929 Sanger Bros. vs. W.W. Morriss, debt and attachment.
7946 Sanger Bros. vs. J.G. Roe, garnishment.
7948 Sanger Bros. vs. J.D. Black, garnishment.
7955 Sanger Bros. vs. Andy McRoe, garnishment.
8014 Sanger Bros. vs. L.L. Brigman, garnishment.
In the county court the following case is set for trial today:
4343 D.A. Kelly, surviving partner, vs. A. Hinchman et al., debt.
Rev. John T. Hendrick Passed Away Yesterday.
Yesterday morning at 4:30 o'clock Rev. John T. Hendrick died at his home, 510 North Twelfth street, aged 87 years. Though the passing away of this venerable minister was not unexpected as he had been failing for some months past, yet the bereavement is none the less acute, and scores of friends in this and other states will join the family in mourning the loss of the husband and father.
This demise marks the end of a long life almost wholly devoted to the instruction, temporal happiness and spiritual welfare of others.
He was born at Glasgow, Kentucky, March 15, 1811, began studying for the ministry while yet a boy and at the age of nineteen graduated from Danville College. Three years later (1833) he graduated from Union Seminary and the same year stood a rigid examination before the Lexington (Ky.) Presbytery, and being by that body licensed to preach the gospel, he entered at once into the active ministry. For seven years he had the charge comprising the churches of Millersburg and Stonemouth, and for three years he held the pastorate at Flemingsburg. At this time he left his native state, going to Clarksville, Tennessee, where for seventeen years he served his Master in the care of the church at that place. While at Clarksville he joined William Stewart in the founding of a presbyterian school, first named Stewart College, but now well known as the Southwestern Presbyterian University, one of the leading colleges of that church.
Dr. Hendrick loved this institution, labored unceasingly for it, and on removing to Texas in 1891, he gave the college his valuable library of over a thousand volumes.
He was married in 1834 to Jane Elizabeth Bigelow at Richmond, Va., and in 1852, some years after the death of his first wife, he was married at Clarksville, Tennessee, to Mary A. Cooke, who survives him.
He leaves six children as follows: R.G. Hendrick of Lewisburg, Tenn., Mrs. J.J. Frierson of Columora, Tenn., D.S. Hendrick of Washington, D.C., H.W. Hendrick of Chicago, Ill., G.W. Hendrick and Mrs. Thos. A. Canfield of Waco, Texas.
The funeral will be conducted from the Second Presbyterian church, Thirteenth and Jefferson, this morning at 10 o'clock. Interment at Oakwood.
Jeff Spencer's dancing class will give a social ball at the Richelieu hotel, on Austin street, tonight, and expect all their friends to come.
The colored people of Waco will hold a meeting tonight at the courthouse to discuss the election. Prominent colored speakers will address the meeting.
W.D. Neighbors of Eddy, who was stricken with paralysis sometime since in Waco, is reported as now being dangerously ill and is expected to die at almost any time.
Yesterday Officers John Cobb and Will Jones of West brought in one Jim Brown, colored, and landed him in jail on a charge of rape. The victim it is claimed, is his 14-year-old sister-in-law.
Capt. E.F. Pecor has returned from Hot Springs, where he went to accept a position with a prominent clothing house of that city. He says after getting there he decided Hot Springs was too hard and Waco was good enough for him, hence he threw up his job and returned home.
Last night at 11 o'clock an alarm was turned in from box 29, at Ninth and Vermont streets, which proved to be the burning of a negro shanty at Eighth and Vermont streets. Only slight damage was done.
Dick Poage is in the city from McGregor.
J.S. Elliott of Eddy spent yesterday in the Central City.
M.C. Granburg of Austin was among the visitors yesterday.
R.M. Kelly spent yesterday in the city from China Springs.
Chief of Police Patterson of Hillsboro spent yesterday in the city.
E.P. Ashbury of Houston was among the distinguished populists in the city yesterday.
Joe Sheppard, superintendent of the county farm spent yesterday in the Central City.
Hon. J.M. Mallett of the Cleburne Herald attended the meeting of the state reform press.
Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Littlefield are now domiciled at the Dennis cottage, No. 1412 North Fifth street.
Harry Tracey of Dallas was one of shining lights at the populist executive committee meeting yesterday.
J.W. Boothe, a prominent cattleman of Yoakum, is in the city from the cattlemen's convention at Fort Worth.
J.R. Campbell of West is in the Central City shaking hands with friends. He leaves today for Moody to attend court.
R.W. Cummingham, a prominent cattleman of Yoakum, is in the city just from the cattlemen's convention at Fort Worth.
Ben Middleton of Mt. Calm returned yesterday from the cattlemen's convention at Fort Worth and spent the day in Waco.
C.M. Cureton, secretary of the populist state executive committee, whose home is Meridian, was one of the genial souls at the convention yesterday.
Capt. Joe Farley of Dallas was in the city yesterday attending the populist state executive committee meeting. The captain could not remain in Waco today, owing to a longing desire to return home on matrimonial affairs.
J.L. Patter, who has been in the city for some time, making photos of the prominent citizens and buildings of the city, will go to Tours in a day or so to photograph Messrs. Schroeder Kramer and other celebrites of that vicinity.
SALES OF REAL ESTATE
- Paul C. Multer and wife to John Holzen, 53 1-3 acres of section 58 University land, $1600.
- J.W. Downs to J.R. Downs, part of the Carl O'Campo grant, $2230.
- S. Marks to A. Friedman 4 tracts on North 3rd and 2d streets, John Morrow survey, $250.
- F.M. Ainsworth to Miss Eunice Cornittius, lots 1 and 2, in block 2 of Bagby addition, $400.
- E.J. Ashburn and wife to Lula S. Smith, lots 1, 2, 10, block 5 and lot 6 in block 3 of Ashburn's addition to East Waco, $10 and deed.
- Lula A. Smith to Viva Smith, lot 10 in block 5 of Ashburn's addition to East Waco, $10.
March 12, 1898
PROCEEDINGS IN THE DIFFERENT COURTS
The day was passed yesterday in the Fifty-fourth district court on practically unimportant matters. Judge Scott, however, heard some two or three divorce cases, the parties to the suits being in most cases negroes.
NINETEENTH DISTRICT COURT
In the Nineteenth district court Judge M. Surratt presiding, the following cases were disposed of yesterday:
R.L. Leonard vs. R.L. Cox, debt; continued by consent.
Maggie J. Price vs. J.T. Johnson, trespass to try title, continued by consent.
Sanger Bros. vs. Andy McRae, garnishment. Garnishee discharged on his answer, and allowed $10 for attorneys fees.
James I. Moore vs. John C. Collier et al. debt. Judgment rendered for the plaintiff for the amount sued for and for foreclosure of the lien as prayed for. To which judgment the defendant excepted and gave notice of appeal.
In the county court yesterday the following case was tried before Judge Gallagher:
D.A. Kelly, survivor, vs. A. Hinchman, executor et al, suit on notes, judgment for plaintiff for amount sued for.
In Judge W.H. Davis' court yesterday Enoch Duval was fined $10 for gambling in default of the payment of which he went to jail.
Jessie Jones, vagrancy, fined $1, which she paid up and is now free again.
J.N. Clowe et al vs. D.V. Doss, suit for rent and foreclosure of land lien. The case was heard by Judge Davis and he will tender his opinion this morning.
The following business was transacted yesterday in probate matters:
2109 - Estate of Sarah Noel; sale of real estate in Robertson county; approved.
2149 - Estate of Lenora Robertson, deceased, will probated and Eugene Seegar appointed independent executor without bond and appraisers appointed to appraise the estate.
2161 - Estate of Truett minors; dismissed from docket.
2170 - Community estate of Amanda Truett, deceased; appraisers appointed.
CASES ON CALL TODAY
The following cases are set for trial today in the Nineteenth district court, Judge M. Surratt presiding:
7623 - Stein, Laner, Shohl & Co. vs. Mollie Marx, trespass to try title.
7717 - the First National bank of McGregor vs. A.J. Sewell and M.S. Sewell, garnishment.
7772 - J.D. Railey et al vs. E.W. Sanderson, debt.
In the county court Judge Gallagher persiding the following case is set for trial today:
4312 - Tom Padgitt vs. James Allard.
Mr. R.L. Wilkes is having a room built to his neat little cottage.
Mr. J.D. Taylor is making some valuable improvements on his residence property.
B.F. Scruggs has returned from St. Louis.
Arthur Eidson is organizing a company to be ready to go to Cuba at a moment's warning.
Mrs. Stella Williams is slowly recovering from a lingering illness.
Little Howard O. Smith is quite sick.
Mr. Will Allen of California is here visiting relatives.
Mrs. E.F. Weaver of Hico is visiting her father, Grandpa Allen.
Mr. Henry Frull of near Hico was here yesterday, consulting Dr. Smith in regard to his wife who has cancer.
Drs. Barham and Eylant of Carlton were here yesterday registering.
Candidates are becoming a public nuisance.
Alex Waldert is in the city from Tyler.
J.Van Stunwyk is in the city from Hico.
J.S. McEllinvey of Dallas is in the Central City.
R.H. Holmes is still quite ill at his home in East Waco.
Dr. Dupree, wife and daughter have taken a suite of rooms at 526 Washington street.
Mrs. C.F. Fink has gone to Bryan to visit relatives, and will be absent several weeks.
Raymond R. Frazier and wife of Madison, Wis., is in the city, registered at the Pacific.
R.L. Pollard, special agent of the Thuringia Insurance company, is in the Central City.
Dr. Sears is still quite sick. He had a chill yesterday at noon, and is not doing near so well.
Hon. Joe W. Taylor left the city last night for Lorena to attend the Teachers' convention in session there today.
Mr. T.F. Daniel, representing the well known house of E.C. DeWitt & Co., Chicago, was in the city yesterday.
Prof. R.A. Price, now teaching at Gholson, was in the city yesterday enroute to Lorena to attend the McLennan County Teachers' Institute in session in that live little city today.
Mrs. Beal, of Reagan, who has been visiting Mrs. U. Deaton, on Turner street, for the past week, returns home today, accompanied by Mrs. J.A. Morriss, who will spend several days visiting at Reagan and Marlin.
Mr. T.C. Williams, representing the Mexican-A-Mole company, is in the city and has apartments at the McCelland. Mr. Williams is a well known personage in the ranks of the commercial angels, and no more popular nor more energetic representative visit the Central City.
Mr. Charles M. McGregor left for Baltimore yesterday. He sails on the 10th for Bremen, and will go immediately to Munich, where he will enter the Royal Academy to pursue art studies. He will be absent about six years, part of which period will be passed in the Julien school in Paris.
The Hon. Mann Trice will open up his canvas soon in this county, at McGregor near his old home. The dates have not yet been fixed, but the time is near at hand. It might be well to add that McLennan county is always proud of her old boys who have become distinguished citizens and never forgets them.
SALES OF REAL ESTATE
- M.S. Short et al to A.S. Short, 24 1-10 acres of M. Ravenna survey and part of G.H. Roberts survey; $1 and partition.
- A. Wimmer and wife to H. Uptmore, 80 acres section 54, University lands; $2,300.
- E.G. Chambers and wife to W. Sparks, lot 8, block 229, Finks addition; $1,700.
- A. Powers and wife to George T. Lake, lot 6 and 7, block 1, F.O. Rogers addition; and lot 10, block 228, Reynolds addition; $2,500.
Harvey Randolph and Mrs. Mary Bell were granted license yesterday to wed.
Deputy Constable Aiken picked up Mary Washington yesterday morning on a charge of vagrancy and she is now in jail.
Constable Harry Crowder and Deputy M.A. Aiken yesterday arrested Fannie Anderson and Jessie Jones for vagrancy. They are now in jail.
Yesterday afternoon between 4 and 5 o'clock an alarm of fire was turned in from box 57 on Fourteenth and Morrow streets, which proved to be burning grass on Reservoir Heights.
Dr. M.L. Graves will give a confidential talk to men only, Y.M.C.A., 715 1-2 Austin avenue this Saturday night, 8:30 o'clock. No charge for admission. Subject, "Hidden Depths."
S.F. Clark has a fig tree in the yard in the rear of his place of business on the south side of the square, that now has figs on it about one-fourth grown, and yet the tree is growing in open ground, and has no protection save the two-story building on the north.
March 13, 1898
TO BE WEDDED
Major Lyle and Miss Lucy P. White to be United.
There is a distinguished gentleman in Waco at present, who next Monday night at 8:30 o'clock will become still more distinguished by the fact that he will at that time be united to a beautiful young woman.
This distinguished gentleman is the well known citizen of Cameron, Major R. Lyle, who for twenty years has been practicing law in Milam county.
His partner in this contract is Miss Lucy P. White, an accomplished young lady of Marlin, who is now in Waco visiting her sister, Mrs. Bouchee on South Third street.
The wedding will take place in the parlors of the Royal hotel.
The major has a host of friends in Waco, who will extend to him their warmest congratulations upon learning this intelligence.
Fred Eaton Attempted to Break Jail Last Night.
Just before dark last night Fred Eaton, a big, burly negro prisoner in the McLennan county jail, was caught in the act of attempting to break jail.
The Salvation Army people had just been in the jail holding religious services in which Eaton took part with the rest of the prisoners. The jail breaking scheme had been prearranged, and as the Salvationists passed out of the jail, the negro prisoners continued to sing with great gusto their religious song to drown the noise of Eaton, who had been allowed in the run-around. Eaton succeeded in wrenching off the facing of a window on the east side and secured a long, heavy iron window weight and with this instrument he was fast digging a hole through the brick wall. While he was working away the negroes continued their song to drown the noise.
The unusual loud singing attracted the attention of Jailer Costley, who leaving Deputy Sheriff Tilley at the door, passed in. He was upon the negro before his presence was detected and a fight ensued at once. Mr. Costley had the bunch of jail keys in his hands and used this as a weapon, while the negro had a brick in one hand and the big iron window weight in the other. The fight became furious at once and the negro was in the act of dealing Mr. Costley a terrific blow with the iron weight, which in reality was a bar of iron, when Mr. Tilley, leaving the door in charge of Deputy District Clerk McClain, dashed inside and felled the negro to the floor with a blow over the head with his pistol.
Upon arising the negro walked into his cell, where he will be kept until the court disposes of him.
GIVING DANCING LESSONS
Mr. Jeff Spencer is now giving dancing lessons at the Richilieu hotel.
Mr. Spencer has had almost a life time experience in this business, and is giving satisfaction among his patrons, tuition, twelve lessons, $4.
Oscar Johnson, who has been in the employ of the Harvey Eating House company, has been promoted to a higher position in New Mexico, and leaves for there today.
Mr. Levy and family left this week for Dallas, where they go to live in the future.
Sanger will close out his business here the 1st of April, and the most of his force will go to Dallas and be with him there.
Mr. A.C. Cason of this place will soon move his family to Dallas, where he will live hereafter.
Dr. J.M. Woodson has returned from New Orleans, where he has been taking a special course.
Florence, little four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Johnston, of this city, died Thursday night; interment at city cemetery Friday evening at 4 o'clock. The little innocent had suffered from a severe attack of tonsilitis and some complicated bowel trouble.
There is perhaps as little sickness in the city at present as was ever known. The doctors can all go fishing every day.
Dr. W.B. Baldwin of Oak Cliff has accepted the call of the Baptist church in this city and will enter upon his duties at once.
William Requardt Jailed on That Charge.
Some time since William Requardt came to Waco one night on a dead run with his father-in-law from out near Speegleville, and filed a complaint against Mr. Fields, charging him with attempt to rape, the victim being Mrs. Requardt, so it was alleged. Later Mr. Requardt was arrested upon a charge of perjury, growing out of this case, and gave bond, but yesterday his bondsmen gave him up, and now Requardt is a prisoner in the McLennan county jail.
PROCEEDINGS IN THE DIFFERENT COURTS.
Nothing of importance was transacted yesterday in the fifty-fourth district court.
NINETEENTH DISTRICT COURT
In the Ninteenth district court, Judge M. Surratt presiding, the following cases were disposed of yesterday:
Mollie Abrams vs. Herman Abrams, divorce. Judgment was rendered for the plaintiff for divorce and the custody of the child, Libby Abrams.
First National bank vs. R.B. Parrott, debt. Judgment rendered for the plaintiff for the amount of their debt with interest and attorney's fees and for the foreclosure of lien upon the stock described, as prayed for.
J.D. Railey et al. vs. E.W. Sanderson, debt. Judgment was rendered for the plaintiff for the amount of $160 on notes and for the foreclosure of lien and for 100 accounts, to which the defendant excepted and gave notice of appeal.
In the county court, Judge J.N. Gallagher presiding, the following cases were disposed of yesterday:
F.O. Rogers vs. John Tennaut, suit on notes. Judgment for the plaintiff for amount sued for.
4312 - Tom Padgitt Co. vs. James Allard, suit on notes and open account, judgment for the plaintiff on proof for the amount sued for.
A decision was rendered yesterday in the case of J.N. Clowe et al. vs. D.V. Doss, suit for rent and foreclosure of landlord's lien, which was tried in Judge Davis' court Friday evening. Judgment was rendered for the plaintiff for the amount sued for and for the defendant as to the lien. A fine point has been made, which is that a landlord's lien does not attach to property situated out on the lot, which is not contained in the house.
The following matters were transacted in the probate court of McLennan county yesterday:
2162 - Estate of Maria Battle Woodward, deceased, will probated and W.T. Woodward appointed independent executor without bond and appraisers appointed.
Mrs. Robert Downman left Tuesday for Fort Worth. She will return tomorrow.
Miss Jennie Brown of Gatesville is the guest of Mrs. Allison Harrison.
Col. and Mrs. Chas. Hamilton with Mrs. Wise, returned from Florida on Tuesday evening.
Mr. Chester Wilkes of Hamilton, Texas, is visiting his parents, Dr. and Mrs. W.W. Wilkes.
Mr. and Mrs. George Hoehn are contemplating a visit to Greenville.
Mesdames Caldwell and Love, with Mr. Hammon Caldwell of Louisiana, Mo., are the guests of Mrs. H.H. Murphy on North Twelfth street.
Mr. George R. Yantis of Brownwood is the guest of his brother, Senator Yantis.
Mrs. William M. White of San Antonio is visiting the family of Rev. W.K. White on South Fourth street.
Dr. and Mrs. W.W. Wilkes have returned home after a short stay in Comanche.
Mrs. Nettles of Marlin is with her daughter, Mrs. W.R. Holloway on South Fourteenth street.
Miss Sallie Clay Williams left last week for her home in Lorena.
Miss Mary Lu Prather and Mr. Will Prather will arrive next Friday for a short visit before returning to the State University in Austin.
Mrs. Pearlstone and family left Sunday for Palestine.
Miss Mamie Ettleson left Saturday to be present as bridesmaid to Miss Libby Raphael who will be remembered as her guest during the Carnival last May.
Mrs. Cheatham expects Mrs. Gallagher of Austin next week.
Miss Eva Westbrook came in for a few days this week.
Mrs. R.O. Rounsavall leaves Monday for a fortnights visit to Miss Yates in San Antonio.
Mrs. Frank Allen has returned from Austin and is with Mrs. Rounsavall.
Mrs. Hurley of Philadelphia and Miss Sullivan of Richmond, Va. came Thursday as the guests of Mrs. Wm. Cameron.
Mr. and Mrs. Clewell of Salem, N.C., are guests of the Misses Curtis.
Capt. Gay of Atlanta, Ga., spent Wednesday in the city.
Mrs. R.G. Patton, after a visit in New Orleans, is at home in Aurniston, Ala.
Mrs. John C. West and Decca West have returned from Houston.
Miss Schon Landman of Whitney is visiting friends in the city.
Mrs. J.W. Walker returned Thursday from her visit in Galveston.
Mr. Abe Beer and Miss Emma Beer are home from New Orleans since last Sunday.
Mrs. R.b. Dickey made a visit to Mrs. Goodrich in Marlin, and returned last week.
Mrs. James Harrison has as her guest Mrs. Terry and Miss Trigg of Glasgow, Ky.
Miss Staples, the recent guest of Mrs. McGregor, returned home last week.
Miss Mamie Kiersky leaves today for Marlin. She will be the guest of Miss Lillie Frank.
Mrs. T. Alderman arrived Saturday from St. Louis.
Mrs. Ed. Newbauer, who has been visiting Mrs. I. Lowenstein, left last week for her home in Houston.
Mrs. Rotan returned last week from a short trip to Dallas.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McLendon were expected home yesterday.
Felix D. Robertson is the strongest candidate for justice of the peace in this precinct, from what we can learn.
Captain Edwards of the Bruceville Light Infantry are drilling every night preparatory to going to Cuba.
Yesterday at 2 o'clock E. Allard and Miss Fannie Smith were united in marriage by Justice Baylis Earle.
Bayless Jones was arrested yesterday by Deputy Sheriff Fuller Williamson, on a charge of shooting craps.
Frank Ephriam was arrested yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock by Deputy Sheriff Williamson on a charge of perjury.
Charles Weems, the negro who was taken to the insane asylum a few days since from Waco, died in the asylum yesterday at Austin.
The job of wiring the Gatesville court house for lighting, etc., was secured by the Waco Electrical Supply and Plumbing company.
Deputy United States Marshal Burke has returned from a trip up the Central railroad, summoning witnesses for the coming term of the Federal court.
Sheriff Baker left yesterday morning for Dublin to take in charge Emmet McDaniel, wanted here on a charge of theft. He returned last evening with his game in hand, and Emmet is now in jail.
Dr. Winton of the State university will deliver a lecture this afternoon at 4 o'clock at Ad-Ran university on the subject, "Christianity and Evolution." The doctor is a most eloquent speaker and desires a large hearing.
Joe G. Booth is in the city from Austin.
P.P. Parks is in the city from Belton.
J.G. Saunders is in the city from Gatesville.
T.S. McDowell is in the city from Smithville.
Tom Lovell of Gatesville is in the Central City.
R.K. Wylie and wife are in the city from Ballinger.
Charles Weil of Corpus Christi is in the Central City.
J.W. Ward and son are in the city from Corpus Christi.
Miss Annie Wright and sister are in the city from Hubbard.
Clarence R. Phillips was in the city yesterday from McGregor.
Robert S. Ross went to Bruceville Friday and returned yesterday.
Mr. Ed Walker of McGregor spent yesterday in the city with friends.
Jules Simon is now confined to his room with a sever spell of illness.
Hon. W.F. Ramsey of Cleburne was in the city yesterday looking after the interests of Gen. Crane.
Mrs. N.L. Bartholomew of Albany, Texas, is in the city the guest of Mrs. T.M. Dilworth, North Thirteenth street.
Mrs. B.F. Huff will spend a month or two visiting her sisters, Mrs. J.T. Cole of Morgan and Mrs. T.H. Dixon of Kansas City.
Monta J. Moore spent yesterday in the city with political friends. He will leave for home, at Cameron, today on the early morning train.
Mrs. Henry Lange, Jr., (nee Ada Davis) and little daughter, Hattie Joe, of Anderson, Texas, are visiting Mrs. N.S. Hill, 1515 West avenue.
J.F. Worley, the directory publisher arrived from El Paso, where he had spent the past week superintending the delivery of the directory of that city.
Mrs. D. Hawtof and little daughter, Sadie, left last night on a pleasure trip to Laredo, to visit relatives and while there will also visit other cities in old Mexico.
March 14, 1898
D.C. Brook has opened a family grocery west of the railroad.
Dr. Lovelace was in town Saturday.
Prof. McCormick passed through here Friday en route for Lorena.
Miss Annie Allen attended the teachers' meeting at Lorena last week.
L.P. Hannah is spending a day with his sister, Mrs. W.C. Spencer.
While fishing Saturday afternoon, W.J. Haley and Bart Fields came very near being caught by a head rise in Middle Bosque. They say the head water was six foot high.
Young Man At Bruceville Has a Leg Shattered.
Bruceville, Texas - A serious accident occurred near town yesterday in the accidental shooting of a young man named Lindsay Wilson of this place. While out hunting with a companion his friend's gun was discharged, completely shattering his right leg above the knee. His companion after seeing him as comfortable as possible rushed to town and summoned Drs. Knight and Harris, who proceeded to the place of shooting and dressed the wound and had him removed to his home. It is thought amputation is necessary. The accident is deeply deplored by all as young Wilson is highly respected, also being a member of the Maxwell Rifles here. His fortitude after being shot is freely discussed by all, lying on the ground for over an hour before attention could arrive. His companion, Will Blackwell, who did the shooting, is nearly prostrated over the accident.
Mr. Robt. Swan, former depot agent here, left with his family yesterday for California, where he goes to regain health. Mr. E.R. Tatum is present agent.
Capt. Jas. Newton of the Tom Campbell Rifles has been visiting Mr. W.C. Hartis, and while here gave the military boys some valuable instruction.
R.H. HOLMES DEAD.
After a month's illness yesterday afternoon at 6 o'clock R.H. Holmes died at the home of his parents, in East Waco, aged 43 years.
The funeral will take place Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Interment at Oakwood cemetery.
The deceased was well known in Waco, having lived here very many years. For eleven years he had been the chief engineer at the Waco Ice and Refrigerating company's plant in this city. He was ever faithful to his duties and the greatest confidence was reposed in him by his employers.
His many friends will be pained to learn of his untimely death.
Good Government club speaking tonight at the Twelfth street engine house. Come out and hear the Good Government club speakers.
Society No. 2 of the First Baptist church will meet in the Sunday school room of the church at 4 o'clock this (Sunday) afternoon, and at the same hour every afternoon this week. all members are urged to attend.
A torpedo was placed on the street car track yesterday at noon at Fourth and Austin streets by some unknown party, which was soon exploded by a passing car. The explosion caused quite a crowd to congregate, they thinking there was a shooting scrape on hand.
Constable Billy Jones of Axtell yesterday arrested a negro named Dickey and brought him to Waco to be held for the sheriff of Hill county, where he is wanted to answer a charge of perjury. Sheriff Tom Bell came down yesterday afternoon and returned home last night with the prisoner.
The report that a meeting was held in Waco Saturday night at the Citizens' National bank by the business men of Waco, at which a proposition to offer President McKinley funds without interest for war purposes is wholly untrue. Mr. W.D. Lacy was seen last night by a Times-Herald reporter and he stated that such a sentiment had been expressed by a few of the wealthy citizens of Waco. But that a meeting took place, at which the proposition met the endorsement of the business men of Waco is totally false. No doubt such a proposition would meet the endorsement of all of Waco's patriotic citizens, but no such meeting has taken place and no such endorsement asked for.
J.H. Raymond, Jr., is in the city from Austin.
T.C. Morgan of Hubbard City spent yesterday in Waco.
Jerry F. Pittman of Hico arrived in Waco yesterday afternoon.
G.S. Arnold arrived in the city yesterday afternoon from San Antonio.
Mrs. P. Alderman returned home yesterday from St. Louis, where she has been for about two weeks.
George G. Knight, representing the Addison Tinsley Tobacco company of Louisiana, Mo., is in the city.
Miss Maynitta Kiersky will leave the city Tuesday for Marlin on a visit to friends. She will remain in that city about four weeks.
Miss Tilley Gassenheimer leaves today for Marlin, where she will remain about one week, when she will return and visit friends at Taylor.
Mrs. Barney Pearlstone and daughter, Miss May Pearlstone, have gone to Palestine, where they will have their home in the future. Mr. Hyman Pearlstone will remain in Waco.
John L. Dyer left the city last night for Hillsboro to be present in the courts in that city today to attend to legal business entrusted to his care.
Miss Mamie Ettleson left Saturday for the cities of Houston and Galveston to attend the wedding of her friend Miss Raphael that occurs soon in Houston.
Mr. J. Hannon Caldwell will leave today for his home in Louisiana, Mo. He has been in Waco for some weeks, visiting his sister, Mrs. Murphy, on North Twelfth street.
March 15, 1898
PROCEEDINGS OF THE DIFFERENT COURTS.
The day was passed yesterday in the fifty-fourth district court on unimportant matters.
NINETEENTH DISTRICT COURT
The following cases were disposed of yesterday in the Nineteenth district court, Judge M. Surratt presiding:
J.R. Ritchie vs. J.T. Sheider et al, trespass to try title, dismissed under rule for cost.
Bank of Lebanon vs. S.J. Alexander, motion for new trial overruled. Defendant excepts and gives notices of appeal.
Mary Agnes D. Harn et al vs. American Building and Loan association. Motion to dissolve injunction overruled, and cause continued and set for April 12, 1898.
All other motions and cases set for yesterday were passed or continued.
The following cases were disposed of yesterday in the Central City before Judge J.N. Gallagher:
State of Texas vs. Charles Adams et al, forfeited bail bond; judgment for the state for $100 and costs.
4357 - J.S. McKamey vs. G.D. Griffice, suit on debt. Defendant withdrew his answer and judgment was rendered for the plaintiff for the amount sued for.
4202 - J.M. Jackson vs. O.I. Smith et al, judgment for the plaintiff for the amount sued for and for the foreclosure of a lien on eighteen head of horses.
4227 - J.W. Bailey vs. Emily Schmidt. Judgment for the plaintiff for $50.
In Judge Earle's court yesterday was call day and the docket was set.
In the same court Ella Lewis was fined $1 for vagrancy.
The following matters were disposed of yesterday in the probate court:
2159 - Estate of Dora Hoffman, deceased; W.H. Hoffman appointed administrator and appraisers appointed.
2168 - State of Texas vs. Aunt Jerusha, colored, charged with being of unsound mind; verdict of insanity rendered by the jury.
Waco Lodge No. 140, Knights of Pythias, will meet tonight.
Rogers & Brightwell shipped two loads of cattle yesterday to Kansas City.
Cowan Lodge No. 77, Knights of Pythias, had an enthusiastic meeting last night.
The Crawford precinct in the prohibition election last Saturday went wet by 13 majority.
A revival is now being conducted at Baylor University by Dr. B.H. Carroll. The public is invited to attend.
The machinery of the South Bosque Oil company reached Waco yesterday and will be shipped out to South Bosque today.
Mr. Chilling West and other capitalists from New York, are in the city endeavoring to purchase a very large tract of land on the Brazos river.
The Hon. Seth Mills says reports are coming in from every point in the state of the most encouraging nature. He feels that he is sure to win out in his race for state treasurer.
The combined poultry associations will meet tonight at the photograph gallery of W.D. Jackson, Jr., for the purpose of setting a date for the show next fall. All members are urged to attend.
Judge Scott will be unable to hold court today, as he received a telegram last night announcing the death of a relative, Mrs. Judge McGregor of Cameron, and is now on his way to Cameron to attend the funeral.
News reached the city yesterday that Mr. Chas. S. Smedley of this city was united to Miss Maud Hearne at her home in Gatesville yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mr. Smedley is in business with Mr. W.D. Wallace, and has many friends here who are ready to extend congratulations.
Justice Earle has somewhat of a reputation as an expert in the line of performing marriage ceremonies. Not only is his style up to the latest form, but he ties the know with the celerity of a slight-of-hand magician. And he is always ready to serve when called on, too, as evidence yesterday evening about 2 o'clock when a couple drove up in front of his office, summoned him to the sidewalk and expressed their desire to be married as they sat in their buggy. The license being produced, the judge granted them instanter, and no doubt the joy of the happy couple was equalled only by the surprise of a few spectators attracted by a scene so unusual.
The contracting parties were Dr. M.F. Rice and Miss Zena Neely, prominent people of Moody.
Dr. Tate is in Waco from Robinson.
Henry Schaefer of Lorena is in the city.
Geo. Kramer is in the city from Tours.
J.A. Loughbridge spent Sunday in Marlin.
Dud Dollins was in yesterday from White Hall.
J.O. Hawkins of Ocee was in the city yesterday.
Pink Pogue is in the Central City from Robinson.
Capt. J.W. Barnes of Moody is in the Central City.
Pink Sparks was in Waco yesterday from Downsville.
R.A. Hamilton of Robinson was in the city yesterday.
Dr. W.B. Carpenter was in the city yesterday from Mart.
Bennett Smith spent yesterday in the city from Hewitt.
Walter Bewley was in the city yesterday from Bosqueville.
Phil Compton was in the city yesterday from Hog Creek.
J.B. Chambers was in the city yesterday from Speegleville.
B.H. Simpson, editor of the Eddy News, was in the city yesterday.
Jas. Richardson, constable of Crawford, made a flying visit to Waco yesterday.
Mrs. B.D. Herring has returned home after a week's visit to friends near Speegleville.
Mrs. George Tilley returned from Moody, where she spent a week with friends and relatives.
Honest John R. Mobley is in the city shaking hands with friends. He will return to Austin today.
Mrs. A.R. Watson and Mrs. J.Q. Thompson are in the city visiting the home of Mrs. J.T. Jordan.
L.P. Fields, the ex-chairman of the democratic executive committee, spent yesterday in the Central City.
Mr. J.T. Jordan, who represents the Baptist Standard, has returned to Dallas after a short visit home.
Dr. J.M. Willis of Temple is visiting his daughter and family, Mrs. M.B. Willis, 617 South Fourth street.
W.Q. Christian, one of the old substantial democratic farmers of this county, is in the city from Farr.
Mrs. R.V. McClain returned home yesterday afternoon from Moody after a week's visit to friends and relatives.
E.J. Ashburn, the general live stock agent of the Illinois Central, is home again after a trip abroad for several days.
Mr. J.P. Fry of Waxahachie is in the Central City with a lot of live stock which he brought from Waxahachie.
Mrs. G.W. Benton, accompanied by her mother, Mrs. L. Bair of Brownwood, have returned to the city after several weeks in Marlin.
C. Herbert Green was one of the boys who spent a few hours yesterday at the Katy depot waiting to see the soldiers pass through Waco.
Hermann Rickermann of Marlin spent Sunday in this city on a visit to his children, who are now attending school at the Catholic convent. Incidentally he enjoyed a good dinner with Mr. Ludwig Thompsen.
The Hon. R.H. Harrison is in the Central City. He seems to be full of spirits over his overwhelming prospects of being the next citizen to represent the Seventh congressional district in congress after the next election.
The Hon. J.W. Blake left the city yesterday afternoon for his home at Mexia. Mr. Blake did not say positively whether or not he would enter the race for United States senator, but in talking with him the conclusion reached is that he will be in the race.
LICENSE TO MARRY
Permits to wed were issued yesterday as follows:
Bob Hearne and Miss Emma Gray.
Dr. M.F. Rice and Miss Zena Neely.
Jake Oakes and Miss Lula Purnell.
G.W. Swann and Mrs. E.C. Howard.
Carl Trigg and Miss Nora Sapp.
Richard Lyles and Miss Lucy P. White.
March 16, 1898
The latest style vehicles, rubber tires. Easy payments. Tom Padgitt Co.
The Auditorium will open in May under the direction of Jimmie Drake.
S.E. McClellan was arrested yesterday at West upon a charge of attempting criminal assault upon Rebecca Otts. He was granted bond in the sum of $1,000, which he gave.
Mr. Angus Hunter of the Provident Pharmacy now wears a great broad smile. A ten pound girl baby has arrived at his home, corner of Fourteenth and Morrow streets. Mother and babe doing well.
Canton C.M. Seley No. 7, twenty-two strong will accompany the Odd Fellows, Daughters of Rebeckah and friends to church at Temple next Sunday in response to an invitation from brethren of the Prairie city.
Dr. Thomas Moore is again suffering with superficial facial paralysis, an affliction which has troubled him at intervals for some time past. On Monday evening his condition became so serious as to call the entire family connection to his bedside, but he is somewhat improved at this writing.
SALES OF REAL ESTATE
- J.M. Blake and wife to R.B. Harton, 5 acres of the Joseph Flech; $1,000.
- J.A. Clabough to Mrs. W.P. Rhoddy, part of block 17 of Riverside addition, East Waco; $606.66.
- Lee R. Davis to R.E. Davis, 389 acres of Calvin Draddy and G.M. Roberts survey; $2,500.
- A.B. Demison and wife to Rufus E. Demison, 4 acres Carlos O'Campo survey; $229.
- Wesley Erath and wife to William Erath, part of S.P. Wilson survey; $206.60.
- A.J. Snodgrass to B.A. McCown, lot 5, block 51, Kirkpatrick addition; $230.
- A. Ockander to F.D. Bredford, 50 foot lot on North Fourth street; $800.
- Howard Mann and wife to J.W. Mann, lots 5, 6, 7, block 6, corner Thirteenth and Columbus streets; $10,000.
- J.R. Mize and wife to G.W. Hartgroves, 100 acres D.B. Brooks survey; $2,700.
- R.S. Stark and wife to W.E. Meek, lot on Third street and Waco creek; $675.
- C.N. Smith to S.R. Wilkinson, 52 acres in Martinez survey; $580.
- S.R. Wilkinson to William Summons, 52 acres in Martinez survey; $600.
- P.A. Osborne and wife to A.L. McLane, lot 1 of A.A. Coons addition to Moody; $800.
- Hannah Jewell to Fannie J. Goodrich, parts of the John Morrow survey; $3,000.
Post Office Inspector Wood is in the Central City.
W.W. Moorman of Moody is in the Central City.
Ben Avery of China Springs was in the city yesterday.
Rev. T.S. Sammons of McGregor was in the city yesterday.
Mr. H. Dreckschmidt of Galveston is at the St. Charles, enroute to Mexico.
Mr. Nester of Gholson, a very staunch Crane man, was in the city yesterday.
Mrs. D. Derden, and daughter, Miss Annie, of Hillsboro, spent yesterday in the city shopping.
E.E. Shumate left last night for North Texas for a month's absence from Waco on business.
Mr. E.A. Weinert of Seguin, who has been at Dr. McClain's sanitarium, left for his home Saturday.
Mr. John D. Mayfield is the proud father of a new son. Mother and babe doing well and father happy.
Col. John M. King, manager of the Germania Life Insurance company in Waco, spent Monday in Dallas.
Mrs. William M. Manchester and Mrs. Ed Lynum have gone to Mrs. H.C. Wilson's near Hewitt. They will be absent several days.
Mr. John G. Fitshugh, soliciting agent for the San Antonio and Aransas Pass railway will soon be changed to the freight department at Dallas as clerk.
Gus Perry of Speegleville was in Waco yesterday. He states that the Presbyterians are arranging to organize a Sunday school on the fourth Sunday of this month.
Mr. C.W. Moncrief from McGregor was at Dr. McClain's sanitarium today, having the X-ray turned on an injured back. Dr. McClain is X-raying patients from all parts of Texas.
M.A. Wesendouck of New York, vice president of the Germania Life Insurance company, will be at Germania headquarters, No. 93 Provident building, from 9 to 11 a.m. today.
The following matters were transacted yesterday in the probate court:
2162 - Estate of Baria Battle Woodward, deceased. Inventory approved, letters testimentory granted to W.T. Woodward, executor.
2164 - Estate of William R. Ary, deceased; approved the bond of the temporary administrator.
March 17, 1898
Mr. Hetlin, hardware merchant from Frost, has been in town this week, returning home yesterday.
Mr. Jesse Bacon, from Temple, is here, the guest of his son, C.W. Bacon.
J.A. Littlefield has purchased the property from J.E. Yantis, known as McGlasson residence, and is there residing.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanton gave a shadow party Friday evening that was a treat to all who attended.
Miss Mattie, daughter of T. Compton, living two miles west of Troy, died yesterday evening about 7 o'clock of congestion.
Prof Miliman from Belton will teach the remaining term in Room No. 2, recently vacated by Miss Annie Peck.
Miss Annie Peck left yesterday to visit her sister near Temple and from here will go to her home in Evant, Hamilton county.
Mrs. John Logan, of this county, was placed in the jail here yesterday evening for insanity.
Mr. A. White, a prominent citizen of this county, living near Mound, died last Saturday.
SALES OF REAL ESTATE
- B.C. DeBarde and wife to T.E. Traylor, part of the R.V. Goode homestead, Willingham addition; $1,09.
- B.A.H. Weibusch to E.P. Hames, lot 8 of Section D, in Reisel; $17.50.
- J.Weisman et al to Henry Cicocle, lot 23 in block 9, of J. Wetsman & Co.'s addition to East Waco; $400.
- I. Marx to William Baker, 12 7-16 acres; $90.
- R.L. Smith to F.H. Miller, 20x25 feet ni Reisel; $100.
W.E. Warren and Miss Ella S. Marshall were granted license yesterday to wed.
Mr. and Mrs. E.F. Reese of this city will celebrate today the forty-fifth anniversary of their wedding.
Mr. Ben c. Garland is now a candidate for alderman of the First ward. The First ward is to be congratulated on getting such a man in the race.
Capt. G.J. Atkinson of China Springs while in the city yesterday remarked that the democratic county executive committee had done exactly right when it adopted the test it did.
Joe Earp is in the Central City.
S.E. Jackson left the city yesterday for Moody.
Arthur Marque is up again after a week's illness.
Deputy Sheriff John Cobb of West is in the Central City.
Mrs. Henry McGhee is quite sick at her home in East Waco.
W.D. Johnson of Moody is in the Geyser City, circulating among his friends.
Mrs. H.M. Munger and daughter, Marguerete, of Mexia are visiting Mrs. J.M. Hickman.
Deputy Sheriff June McGinnis came in from Bruceville yesterday, and is shaking hands with friends.
Maj. J.J. Jarvis of Fort Worth was here yesterday, having stopped in the city a day on his way home from a trip to San Antonio.
Dr. Beverly Caldwell was in the city yesterday from his home in the country. The doctor is looking well and says crops prospects are splendid.
George Kuble, one of the members of the county democratic executive committee, from the southern portion of the county, spent yesterday in Waco.
Dr. Samued [Samuel?] Colcord arrived in Waco yesterday from the north. The doctor looks quite natural and his presence in the city will no doubt give additional strength and tone to the real estate market.
Jule[s] Simon, who has been sick for a week or so at his room on Austin near Seventh street, was removed to the Pacific hotel yesterday, where friends and relatives will be the better enabled to give him all necessary attention.
March 18, 1898
SALES OF REAL ESTATE
- C.E. Kingsbury and wife to John Dollins, 150 1-2x530 feet corner West avenue and Twelfth street, $5,200.
- Sam Sanger et al to T.E. Morgan, 2 lots corner of Herring Avenue and Fifth streets, $1250.
- H.C. Craig and wife to C.W. Brown lots 15 and 16, in block 3 of Davis and Marable addition to West, $1100.
- L.B. Estes to Lancelot Watson, 16 acres of the M. Martinez grant, $322.
- T.B. Owen to Lancelot Watson, 23, - 29 acres of the M. Martinez grant, $465.
- L.H. Ainsworth, Jr., and wife to David Hudson, 25x190 feet of the E.J. Gurley tract, South Waco, $125.
- Emma Thompson to L.H. Ainsworth 25x190 feet of the E.J. Gurley tract, South Waco, $40.
- T.E. Lewis and wife to A.S. Forrester, lot 11 of Kyger addition No. 2, South Waco, $1500.
J.E. Brentinger and Miss Ida Atrip were granted license yesterday to wed.
The Uniform Rank, Knights of Pythias, will meet tonight at Castle hall in full dress uniform.
Mr. J.E. Egan yesterday unfurled an Irish flag from the flag staff of the Waco Ice and Refrigerating company's building.
The Odd Fellows are preparing their badges and otherwise making ready for a right royal good time at Temple. The Katy will give a round trip for one fare.
J.F.[E.] Hotzclaw, city marshal of Belton, Texas, was here yesterday on his way to the penitentiary with a prisoner who was convicted at a recent term of court in Bell county.
There will be a round table meeting at the Christian church Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, March 19th, to which all ladies in the city are invited to attend, and discuss the subject of "the young girl well equipped."
The Flanagan Brothers celebrated St. Patrick's day yesterday, by floating three flags over their place of business on Third and Franklin streets, one of which was a genuine Irish flag, the _____ were United States flags.
T.R. Enos was arrested yesterday on a charge of embezzling funds of the Times Publishing company, upon a complaint sworn out by the city circulator of the Times-Herald, Mr. J.Thomas Melton. The accused gave bond.
B.F. Keinard of New York will lecture to the working people of Waco Saturday night at 7:50 o'clock on the public square on "Prosperity and Socialism." [the rest is illegible]
Messrs. Sam Whaley, E.H. Smith, Tom Bales, and "Dad" Chesnut have just returned from a big fishing excursion out on Hog creek. While out these gentlemen caught half a wagon load of fine fish; or you might say a whole wagon load if the wagon was small enough. Any way, they caught plenty of fish.
J.W. McAnally of Whitney is in the city.
H.B. Allen is in Waco from Hubbard City.
James K. Kendricks of Hewitt spent yesterday in the city.
The Hon. Taylor Moore of Austin is in the Central City.
R. Westmoreland and lady of Hubbard City are in Waco.
Miss Jessie Adkinson is in the Central City from Hubbard.
"Old Hickory" Jackson returned yesterday from a trip to Moody.
J.W. Pierson of Emory, Raines county, spent yesterday in Waco.
Dade Frost of Shackelford county is in the city on a big cattle deal.
Mr. Denmark, a prominent cowman of Eastland county, is in the city on business.
A.W. Amthor is in the city telling the dear people of his race for county surveyor.
Sheriff Emerson of Falls county is in the city trying to run down a lot of stolen cattle.
Mr. J.C. Smith, a prominent cattleman of Big Springs, is in the Central City on business.
E.G. Meyers, representing Earnhardt Bros. & Spindler, type founders of Chicago, is in the city.
Mrs. S.E. Carley, heretofore of Groesbeck, arrived in the city yesterday to make Waco her future home.
J.W. Moses, traveling salesman for Anheuser-Busch out of St. Louis, is in the city looking after the interests of his people.
Seymour Rouff, traveling salesman for S. Hernsheim Bros. & Co., limited, manufacturers of fine cigars at New Orleans, is in the Central City placing many orders.
March 19, 1898
M.C. Caufield of Albany, Texas, is in the Central City.
The Hon. Mann Trice passed through Waco yesterday en route to Belton.
Mrs. W.B. Stodghill is still very low at her home on Preston street, East Waco.
Miss Lola Waite, who has been ill at her home for several days, is able to be out again.
Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Collier are visiting Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Brazelton at the Curtis house.
Mrs. Dawson Walker has removed from the Pacific hotel to Mrs. Kerr's on Provident Heights.
Mr. J.C. Collier, who has been in Waco for the past week serving on the grand jury, left for home last evening.
Mr. R.G. Wright has completed his handsome residence on Preston street, East Waco, which adds much to the appearance of that part of the city.
W.J. Duffel, foreman of the present grand jury and one of the best citizens and most prominent Masons in the state of Texas, will leave the city today for Crawford, where he goes to sit in a couple of Masonic trials.
C.K. Durham and Miss Katie Renico [Reniro] were granted license yesterday to wed.
Ed Bently was brought in yesterday from Whitesboro by Sheriff Baker and locked up on a charge of seduction.
Chas. Thompson, a barber who has heretofore worked at the Hotel Royal barber shop, was arrested yesterday upon an indictment charging him with fornication.
March 20, 1898
Mrs. Robert Dorouman returned Monday from a few days visit to Fort Worth. She was accompanied by Mrs. Fred McDonald.
Miss Mary Lee Prather is home from Austin for a few day's stay.
Mrs. R.O. Rounsavall left Monday for a visit of several weeks to Miss Yates at San Antonio.
Miss Agnes Walker left yesterday for Galveston to be with Miss Constance Walker for about a month.
Mrs. Gallagher of Austin will not arrive this week as was expected, but will visit in Weatherford before coming to Waco.
Mr. J. Harmon Caldwell, who has been visiting his sister Mrs. Murphy, left Monday for his home in Louisiana, Mo.
Miss Mary Rundle after spending a few day visit in Taylor last week, returned home yesterday.
Mrs. Robert McElroy (nee Miss Lula Miller) passed through the city Thursday en route to Belton on a visit to her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Clewell of Salem, N.C., after a short visit to the Misses Curtis, left Thursday for Hillsboro.
Miss Mamie Ettleson is visiting friends in Houston.
Mr. William Prather, Jr., arrived home yesterday. He will return in a few days to Austin.
Monday noted the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McLendon.
Mrs. Fred McDonald returned to Ft. Worth Thursday.
Mrs. Collier of Memphis arrived Wednesday and is at the Curtis House.
Miss Ivy Chandler goes the last of this month to be maid of honor at a swell wedding in Belton.
Miss Minnie Lee Curtis has postponed her visit to Mexia.
Miss Joseph will be with Mrs. Sam Sanger about two weeks longer before returning to Cameron.
Mrs. Craik is in Marlin since Tuesday. She will be absent two weeks.
Miss Irene Ashley leaves for South Carolina in about three weeks to visit relatives.
Miss Edith Reagan goes within the next fortnight to St. Louis.
Misses Cora Lee and Elizabeth Jennings contemplate a visit to Fort Worth some time in the near future.
Mrs. Cavanaugh is absent from the city on a several months' visit.
Mrs. Allison contemplates a visit to Oklahoma the latter part of this month to visit her sister, Mrs. J.T. Allison.
Mrs. J.M. Carroll's mother, Mrs. James, was expected home last week.
Mrs. George Graves will be absent this week, visiting in Georgetown.
Mr. and Mrs. T.L. McCullough returned Wednesday from a trip to Mooresville.
It is learned with pleasure that Misses Price, White and Holloway the three popular teachers of Add-Ran, have been re-elected for next year's work.
Mrs. Henry, Mrs. Bell's recent guest, left last week for Huntsville, Alabama.
Mrs. Greenwood came Thursday from Hillsboro to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John L. Dyer.
Miss Alice Ghent of Belton is with her sister, Mrs. M.L. Graves, since Monday.
Dr. J.M. Willis of Temple is visiting his daughter and family, Mrs. M.B. Willis, 617 South Fourth street.
Mr. Chas. Sanger was expected home last week.
Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Littlefield are now domiciled at the Dennis cottage, No. 1412 North Fifth street.
Dr. Samuel Colcord arrived in Waco last week from the north.
Rev. and Mrs. A.J. Moore of Downsville were in the city last week.
Mrs. B.D. Herring has returned home after a week's visit to friends near Speegleville.
Mrs. Sam Symes of Houston spent a few days in the city last week.
Mrs. William M. Manchester and Mrs. Ed Lynum have gone to Mrs. H.C. Wilson's near Hewitt. They will be absent several days.
Mrs. D. Derden with Miss Annie Derden were down from Hillsboro last week.
Misses Mattie Jones and Lallie Marshall go to Waxahachie on the 11th of April to be one of eight bridesmaids at the wedding of Miss Tabbie Bishop to Mr. Henry Jackson of Mexia. A noon luncheon will be served the bridal party previous to the ceremony, which will be performed in the Methodist church. The bride and groom leave immediately for Mexia, where the groom's mother tenders the bride a large reception.
Mesdames Hurley and Downman with Miss Sullivan leave this week for a few day's visit in San Antonio.
Mr. and Mrs. Crowdus, after a visit of some length with Mrs. Olive, left yesterday for Battlecreek, Michigan.
Mrs. Forbes will leave next Friday for St. Louis.
Miss Groot will leave early in April for her home in Ohio.
Hon. Taylor Moore of Austin is visiting his daughter, Mrs. Cullen F. Thomas.
Miss Eva Westbrook left for Lorena last Sunday.
Miss Mitchell of St. Louis will be the April guest of Miss Mattie Jones.
Mr. L.H. Baker of St. Louis arrived this week and will remain in the city a few days.
The registration books close Wednesday night at 8 o'clock. If you have not registered do so at once.
Bersuend Olson and Miss Anna Olson, J.W. Blake and Miss Celia Sappel were granted license yesterday to wed.
B.F. Keinard will speak at the city hall this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock to the laboring people on "The two old parties and the Socialist Labor party."
Deputies Sheriff Davis and Tilly yesterday arrested Jake Hartford on Sam Smith's place, six miles out on the Springfield road, upon a charge of bigamy. Jake is now in jail.
Mr. F.B. Williams, the real estate man reports calls for real estate, both city and country, decidedly on the improve; better by far than at any time during the past year and quite as good as at any time for the past three years.
Several improvements are noted on Turner street in East Waco, among which are the painting and otherwise improving of the residences of Messrs. J.P. Hardwick and J.A. Morriss, which add greatly to the looks of that part of the city.
The street car men held a very important and enthusiastic meeting after midnight this morning, and passed ringing resolutions relative to the street car strike now on in Houston. A full report of this meeting will appear in tomorrow's issue.
It is quite likely that the old Dr. S.A. Owens homestead in Edgefield will soon be turned into a private hospital. Mr. James I. Moore is now on a trade with a certain physician, who is now in Waco for the purpose of establishing such a hospital. Should the trade go through this will be made a hospital of some importance.
Sheriff Baker left yesterday morning for Waxahachie to take in charge two young men who were being held as suspects of a burglary committed in Waco a few nights since. When he arrived in that city he found no evidences connecting them with the crime, hence they were turned loose. Sheriff Baker went on to Dallas on other legal business.
Geo. W. Finger of Tarrant county, is in the Central City.
Mr. Clemence of the Y.M.C.A. of this city will leave soon to enter the work in Iowa.
The Hon. Mann Trice arrived in the city Wednesday afternoon and will remain over a day or so.
Rev. and Mrs. Crouch returned yesterday from a week's visit to friends at Whitesboro and Dallas.
Mrs. J.A. Morriss and daughter, Mary Allen, returned yesterday from Marlin, where they have been visiting for the past week.
Chas. W. Gilmore, special agent of the Hartford Insurance company, is in the Central City, looking after the interests of his company.
Mrs. Chapman and daughter, Miss Annie, of North Sixth street are spending a few days with their friends, Mrs. and Miss Ballew of Belton.
J.W. McGlasson has just returned from a trip to the towns and cities of Central Texas and reports a most successful trip. He represents E. Bement Sons of Lansing, Mich., and Waco, Texas, manufacturers of agricultural implements.
Mr. E.J. Ashburne, general live stock agent of the Illinois Central railroad, is in the city and will leave for Temple today to look after a shipment of several car loads of cattle. He says the shipments of cattle for March out of Texas will be fully as great as for the month prior.
March 21, 1898
Mr. J.O. Pratt, who has been away all week on business, has returned home.
J.E. Moore left last night for the coast country on business.
Mr. A.A. Zinrinia of the Ralli Bros. cotton agency left this week for New York to spend the summer.
Hon. H.P. Robertson is being urged by his friends to make the race for county representative and it is believed that he can be induced to do it.
The special Odd Fellows service that was announced to take place here today was indefinitely postponed.
Mr. C.L. Bessonette, the inventor of the round bale system of baling cotton, has just returned from New York, where he has been for some time on business connected with his invention.
Mr. W.O. Harvey, the proprietor of the ______ store at this place, packed up his goods and shipped them to Denison. Robeson & Sink will open up in his old stand Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. T.F. Mann have issued cards announcing the marriage of their daughter, Emma, to Mr. J.D. Marsh at the Central Christian church in this city, Wednesday morning, March 30.
The colored voters of Waco will meet tonight en masse at the courthouse to listen to some of the best political orators in the city.
B.F. Greeslin, sheriff of Mills county, arrived in Waco yesterday from Rusk, having in charge A.L. Collins, who is wanted in Mills county to answer charges of cattle and horse theft. Collins was placed in the McLennan county jail until this morning, when he will be taken on to Mills county.
Frank Carden, a prominent young attorney of Dallas, spent yesterday in Waco. He is a strong Wynne man, and is doing what he can for the Panther City candidate. He says the people of Dallas county have long since realized that the gold bugs are swinging hard and tight to the coat-tail of the Hon. Joseph Sayers and are doing all they can to elect him. Said he, "before I would see Texas turned over to the gold bugs I would quit my personal friend, Mr. Wynne, and fight for the strongest free silver candidate in the field which I recognize unquestionably is Mr. Crane."
A.S. Pearey came in yesterday from Cleburne.
P.S. Hood of Hillsboro is in the Central City.
John Goggan and wife of Galveston are in the Central City.
Mr. P.T. Mooney, master mechanic of the Texas Central, was in the city Friday on business pertaining to the mechanical department. He returned to Walnut Springs Saturday morning.
Hon. Tom S. Smith of Hillsboro arrived in the city last night on the south bound Katy and is registered at the Pacific.
March 22, 1898
Millie Brown, Colored, Gives Birth to Three Boys.
Millie Brown, a colored woman about 35 years of age, living on Sam Smith's farm, about three miles out on the Marlin road, gave birth yesterday morning to three boys - and still she lives.
Joe Halsted of Speegleville is reported dying in a hospital in Chicago of cancer.
George Ridley was jailed yesterday by Deputy Sheriff Fuller Williamson on a charge of theft from person.
John Wesley Oliver was jailed yesterday by Deputy Sheriff Tilley on a charge of aggravated assault and battery.
There is rejoicing in the home of Mr. J.P. Hardwick, the well known policeman, over the arrival of a 11-pound boy who made his appearance Sunday morning. Mother and babe are doing well.
Marriage licenses were issued yesterday to E.J. Bently and Miss Velma Fleming, Paul Metins and Miss Francis Schmidt, Guy A. Collard and Miss Maggie M. Thrash, W.C. Johnson and Miss Tillie Shepman.
Prof. J.M. Dunn preached at the Elm Street M.E. church south Sunday night on "Cease to do Evil, Learn to do Well." Prof. Dunn is a man of more than ordinary ability and his sermon was a treat to all who heard him. He has lately moved into East Waco and the citizens of that part of the city are very glad to have Prof. Dunn as one of their number.
NINETEENTH DISTRICT COURT
Nothing of importance was transacted yesterday in this court. Every preparation is now being made looking to an early adjournment.
In the county court yesterday, Judge J.N. Gallagher presiding, the criminal docket was taken up and the following business was transacted:
Isham Hayes, found guilty by jury of petty theft, and given ten days in jail.
Frank Singleton, tried on a charge of petty theft and resulted in a hung jury.
Scott Matthews, tried on a charge of killing a dog; hung jury.
J.R. Peter of West is in Waco.
F.W. Janek of West is in Waco.
Dick Jones of Reisel is in the city.
Rufe Darwin of Harrison is in the city.
W.A. Presley is in the city from West.
Miller Moore was in yesterday from Hillside.
Sam Watters of Axtell is in the Geyser City.
Elden Stovall of Robinson is in the Central City.
J.B. Johnson of Harrison is in the Central City.
Walter Bentley of Bosqueville is in the Central City.
Bob Brown of Rosenthal spent yesterday in Waco.
Zeb Vance was in the city yesterday from Downsville.
Frank Harris of Robinson spent yesterday in Waco.
Sheriff Emmerson of Falls county is in the Central City.
Bob McMahon, the staunch old democrat of Farr, is in Waco.
Capt. Tom Lillard of Bosqueville spent yesterday in Waco.
John F. Shelton, Lorena's efficient officer, is in the Central City.
W.T. and Scott Matthews of West are in Waco attending court.
W.W. Glascow, a staunch citizen of the city of West, is in Waco.
City Marshal J.C. McAdams of West is in the city attending court.
Editor W.T. Harris of the West Times spent yesterday in Waco.
Ernest and Rudolph Damishek are in the city from their home near West.
H.B. Terrell, Gholson's prominent merchant, spent yesterday in Waco.
United States Deputy Marshal Burke took a flying trip to Marlin yesterday.
Constable John Cobb of West is in the Central City doing business with the courts.
Dr. Joe Sanderson of Bosqueville is in Waco indulging in business and pleasure combined.
Geo. Keeble of Hewitt, a member of the county democratic executive committee, spent yesterday in Waco.
Lieutenant Governor George T. Jester spent yesterday in Waco, visiting around among his numerous friends.
Hon. Tom S. Smith of Hillsboro is still in the city. He spent yesterday in Waco in the interest of his candidacy.
Jake Denton of West, one of the staunch members of the democratic county executive committee is in the Central City.
John H. Finks, clerk of the United States courts for the northern district of Texas, left yesterday morning for Abilene to attend court, Judge Alex Boarman presiding.
J.E. McGuire, one of the best dairymen and hog raisers of Texas, and a citizen of the Central City, has just returned from a visit to Taylor, where he was looking after live stock interests.
Mr. R.H. Hamilton has just returned from Corsicana, where he went in the interest of the summer session of Baylor University to address the Teachers' association of Navarro county.
Mr. and Mrs. Harrison D. Stratton of Philadelphia, now on their way home from an extensive tour of Mexico, are in the city, the guests of their friends, Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Fallon, 1300 South Eighth street.
Mr. Jack W. Ruwe left yesterday afternoon for Fort Worth, where he goes to introduce the periodical ticket system which he so successfully established here. Jack has made many friends in Waco who regret exceedingly to see him leave.
Tickets for the musical entertainment at Mrs. Haymond's Conservatory of music on Friday evening can be had at Goggan's music store or at the conservatory.
March 23, 1898
THE HORSELESS CARRIAGE
The sight of a horseless carriage on the streets of this city the past two days has attracted the attention of a great many people. The carriage belongs to Montgomery, Ward & Co., the great mail order house of Chicago and is in charge of their Mr. J. Frank Pickering, traveling advertising manager. Mr. Pickering travels in royal style, having two private cars loaded down with literature advertising his firm. Montgomery, Ward & Co. believe in advertising and do lots of it. As the result of their advertising they do the most extensive mail order business of any house in the United States. Mr. Pickering leaves this morning for Coryell county.
SALES OF REAL ESTATE
- Jacob Denton to Wm. R. Denton, 74 1-2 acres northwest quarter section 11, University lands; $1,009.92.
- J.R. Kellum and wife to G.N. Denton, 74 1-4 acres University land; $1,019.92.
- George N. Denton to Jacob Denton, 74 1-4 acres University land; $2,161.66.
- J.R. Downs to Charles Brewington, 1-4 block 1, block 68, Crawford; $450.
- E.B. Carrington to George M. Sheppard, lot 1 and 2, block 12; Bagby addition; $500.
- James I. Moore to T.G. Easley, lot 13 and 14, block 41, Farwell heights; $375.
Mrs. A.R. Watson and Mrs. J.Q. Thompson returned to their home in Troy yesterday, after spending severals days with Mrs. J.T. Jordan.
Mrs. W.B. Stodghill who for some time past has been sick at her home in East Waco, is reported as being somewhat improved today.
Mrs. E. Hickman, wife of the chief clerk to the general manager of the Waco & Northwestern railroad, left yesterday for Fort Worth to spend a month.
John Moore of Robinson, and an ex-county commissioner, spent yesterday in Waco.
John McLennan of South Bosque spent yesterday in Waco.
Miss Kate Sloan who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Senator Yantis in this city for some days, returned home to Temple yesterday.
Ed Punchard of Reisel is in the Central City.
E. Meredith, a staunch democrat of Crawford spent yesterday in the city.
Dade Frost of Elm Mott was in the city yesterday.
Henry Warren was in the city yesterday from Crawford.
March 24, 1898
Geo. W. McDonald and Miss Martha Douglass Scarborough were granted license yesterday to wed.
Mrs. W.L. Hallpike's beautiful setter dog, "Trilby," died of strychnine poison this morning. The best veterinary skill could not save her.
Sam P. Jones closed the Y.M.C.A. star course with his famous lecture on "Shams and Genuine." Over nine hundred people were present, notwithstanding the large number of counter attractions in the city. Mr. Jones has lost none of his powers to interest and entertain. In this respect his lecture was a decided success. The shams in different callings and professions each received their due share of attention as only "Your Uncle Jones" can give it. While speaking of the genuine he waxed eloquent.
Tuesday morning Mrs. George Yarbrough in returning home from a drive, alighted from her buggy and attempted to unhitch the horse, when suddenly he became frightened, was probably stung by something, and began kicking and running, in doing so he knocked Mrs. Yarbrough down, the buggy toppled over upon her and under it she was dragged about the lot and back to the front gate, where the buggy struck the gate post and stopped. The enraged horse tore the buggy all to pieces, got loose and ran off. Mrs. Yarbrough was helped to the house and for a while it was thought that she was fatally injured, but happily this proved untrue; while being severely hurt, her wounds are not at all serious. Yesterday afternoon she was much better.
Rev. L.R. Scarborough is in the city from Cameron.
Pat Neff has just returned from a visit to McGregor.
Sam Combs, a prominent gin man of Moody, is in the Central City.
George Crippen has returned from Oklahoma. He says he came 400 miles to get to vote for John M. Connor for mayor.
Messrs. James Hays Quaries and R.H. Quarries left for Austin last night on receipt of a telegram announcing the serious illness of their father.
A.W. Cunningham left the city last night for Marlin. He informed a Times-Herald representative that he was going to that city in the interest of fusion for the populists.
G.A. Hays, a prominent lawyer and real estate man from Texarkana, will arrive this morning. Mr. Hays and his wife will spend about a week visiting Mr. Hays' brothers T.D. and W.B. Hays.
Misses Mattie A. Hinchman, Ellie Brown and Norma Johnson, three of Waco's most deservedly popular and intelligent young ladies, left Tuesday night over the cotton Belt to enter school at Belmont, Tenn.
IN THE COURTS
In the Fifty-fourth district court, Judge Sam R. Scott presiding, the case of Dave Gaddy and wife, L.A. Gaddy, vs. J.H. Banning et al., occupied all of yesterday. The suit was one of trespass to try title, and just before 6 o'clock p.m. the jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff.
In the county court yesterday, Judge J.N. Gallagher presiding, a number of cases for gaming were dismissed.
Albert Denman pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and battery and was fined $25.
In the case of Pierce Rawled, charged with theft, bond was forfeited in the sum of $100.
A few pleas of guilty were entered to charges of gaming.
In Judge Earle's court yesterday Shell D. Martin pleaded guilty to an affray and was fined $1.
The following suits have been filed in the Nineteenth district court since yesterday's report:
W.H. Smith vs. Jas. A. Tadlock, trespass to try title.
Central City Trust company vs. F.M. Honea et al, debt.
E.J. Moore vs. S.G. Halford, debt.
Central City Trust company vs. Wm. Morrison, debt.
E.W. Marshall vs. Mrs. S.M. Johnson et al, debt.
March 25, 1898
A DOUBLE TRAGEDY
Sheriff Bell of Brown County Exchanges Winchester Shots With A Blacksmith.
Assailant of the Sheriff Instantly Killed - The Officer Dying - Both Are Men of Family.
Brownwood, Tex., March 24 - (Special) - About 6:30 this evening Sheriff Charles Bell and Deputy George Batton attempted to arrest George Yarber, who was running up the stairway of Singer building with a Winchester. Both parties exchanged shots. Yarber firing first, and being shot through the left shoulder and heart, dying instantly. Bell was shot twice through the body, and is said to be dying. This is a great grief and loss to Brownwood, as Sheriff Bell was a very popular and brave officer. He leaves a wife and three grown sons. Yarber was a blacksmith and leaves four small, motherless chidlren.
W.B. Knight has returned from San Antonio.
J.C. Reynolds of Moody was in the city yesterday.
Hon. Terry L. Baker is seeing the dear people of Crawford precinct.
Mlle Verlet arrived in the city last evening and is quartered at the Royal.
Mrs. John A. Munroe is visiting friends at Temple, and will return in a few days.
Robert Eikel, secretary of the Eikel-Breustedt Company, was in Dallas yesterday on business.
George Keeble, member of the county democratic executive committee from Hewitt, spent yesterday in Waco.
H.T. Kenan, general live stock agent, ______ _______ and Quincy headquarters at Fort Worth, is in the city.
George Byrne returned home last evening after a few day's trip over the state in the interests of his new publication, the Cotton Ginner.
SALES OF REAL ESTATE
- T.F. Skidmore and wife to S. Amsler et al, lot 2 and 3, block 3, Highland addition, McGregor, $550.
- Texas Loan and Savings Association, to Ollie Isaacs, lot 7, Bennett addition, $900.
- N.C. Simmons et al to L.P. Jennings, 300 acres C.J. Carrier survey, $1 etc.
- L.H. Owens to D.F. and L.S. McGaughey, 5 acres Stephens league, $5.
- M. Amorella and wife to J.w. Dillard 40x15 feet South Sixth street, Earle tract, $1200.
- J.E. Hutto and wife to E.G. L. Wiebusch 51x120 feet, Eighth, near Franklin, $10,410.
- P. Jennings and wife to Mary A. DeWitt, lot 1, block 7, Edgefield addition, $1215.
- Bettie Sedberry to Sarah Ann Virginia Ervine, 60x165 feet, on Washington, near Eighteenth street, $2,900.
March 26, 1898
E. Carey and Miss Annie Phillips were granted license yesterday to wed.
Mollie Russell, a woman in the reservation, suicided yesterday morning at 4 o'clock, by taking morphine.
Canton C.M. Seley No. 7 has accepted an invication to celebrate the seventy-ninth anniversary of the Independent order of Odd Fellowship with Hillsboro Odd Fellows and neighboring lodges on the 25th day of April next. The Waco chevaliers are enthusiastic and will doubtless put up a find [fine] display drill on that occasion.
Allen Abernathy, a young fellow 16 years of age, was arrested yesterday at his home near the Leland ranch on Hog creek by Constable S.K. Lindsey on a charge of rape. The victim is alleged to be Miss Carrie Haggard, a 16 year old girl, and the time last June. Young Abernathy was granted bond in the sum of $500, which he gave.
Hon. George W. Smith of Houston, candidate for land commissioner, was here yesterday on his way to Gatesville. Mr. Smith is no stranger among Texas people, having been secretary of state under Jim Hogg's administration as governor, which office he filled most acceptably. He is not only a good commercial lawyer, but thoroughly understands the land laws of Texas, and will, if nominated and elected, make the state a most acceptable commissioner.
The many friends of Mr. Robert Alexander of East Waco were surprised yesterday by his return from Dresden, where he wedded Miss Annie Stewart. Mr. Alexander is a worthy young man employed by the Consumers Oil company, where he has been for some time. Miss Stewart was very popular in East Waco, she having visited her brother, Rev. J.H. Stewart, who was for two years pastor of the Elm Street Methodist church. The young couple have many friends who wish them a long and prosperous life, and will be glad to have them citizens of East Waco.
SALES OF REAL ESTATE
- H.C. Breeden and wife to Trustees Holiness campmeeting, about 13 acres out of the Carlos O'Campo grant; $150.
- Maggie D. Allen to J.B. Cornish, lots 1, 2, and 3, in block 3 of Davis Homestead addition to East Waco; $750.
- J.B. Cornish et al to Mrs. E.B. Cornish, 31 lots in East Waco and 9 lots out of the Baylor addition; $1,670.
- E.B. Cornish to Gussie B. Cornish, lot 1 and part of lot 2, in block 3, of the Davis homestead addition; $450.
- L.B. Scott to Prissilla Harris, lot 9 in block 5, Bruceville, $366.25.
- Gilbert Jackson et al to R.P. Jackson, 156 acres out of the Ignacio Galindo grant; $200.
- Wm. Treman to Prince Edwards et al, 24x992 feet out of the J.D. Sanchez survey; $10.
- E.B. Cornish to Gussie Cornish, 75x150 feet on south corner River and Front streets, in East Waco; $750.
March 27, 1898
Mrs. H.B. Mistrot is in Galveston visiting Mrs. Adoue.
Colonel Ball of Fort Worth, was in the city last week.
Miss Mary Lu Prather leaves the early part of the week for Austin.
Mr. and Mrs. W.N. Miller will soon preside in their new home.
Mr. J.S. Patterson is in town from Moody.
Mr. and Mrs. Holderman are at home to their friends in the Tom Brown house.
Mr. L.H. Baker of St. Louis, spent Monday and Tuesday in the city.
Misses Mattie A. Hinchman, Norma Johnson and Ellie Brown, three of Waco's most popular young ladies, left Tuesday to enter school at Mont Eagle, Tenn.
Mr. Dudley Whittinghill who is now making his home in Fort Worth, spent last Sunday in the city.
Miss Eva Westbrook came in Friday to visit her sister, Mrs. James Harrison.
Miss Mary Taylor accompanied her father to Lorena Tuesday on a compaign [campaign] trip. She returned on Wednesday.
Mrs. Dalzell arrived Thursday and is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Hefley.
The many friends of Dr. Sears are glad to know that he is very much better.
Mrs. James King left Monday for a few days' stay in Dallas.
Mrs. Felix Robertson left Monday for Brenham. She is expected home tomorrow.
Miss Annie Winter left Thursday for Houston. She is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Lee and will be absent about a month.
Mrs. Henrietta Harrison left Wednesday for Marlin to be with Mrs. Goodrich about a fortnight.
Mr. Malcolm Early was expected home yesterday from New Orleans, where he has been for several months.
This week will note the arrival of Mrs. Boddie from Kentucky.
Miss Hattie Taylor who has been with her sister Mrs. Stuart for the past fortnight, is now with Mrs. Walter Fort, and will remain her guest for several weeks.
The Misses Jones, daughters of Senator J.K. Jones, who were expected as guests of Miss Taylor, have postponed their visit on account of illness in the family.
Miss Ivy Chandler leaves the last of this week for Belton.
Mrs. J.D. Padgitt and Miss Witwer of Dallas, are soon to be the guests of Mrs. Wm. Jones, on Austin avenue.
Mesdames Hurley and Downman of San Antonio, with Miss Sullivan, arrived yesterday.
Mrs. Julia Henry the recent guest of Mesdames Clifton and Bell, has returned to her home in Guntersville, Ala.
Thursday Mrs. J.S. McLendon left for Hearne to be absent several weeks.
Mr. Will Prather will return to Austin in a few days.
Mrs. Forbes left Friday for a visit to relatives in St. Louis.
Mrs. Wm. Cameron came home Friday.
Mrs. Walter Fort is expecting a visit soon from her sister, Mrs. Bass, of Nashville, Tenn.
Miss Graham of Austin is expected as a post-lenten guest of Miss Cameron.
Mrs. Hurley and Miss Sullivan, the guests of Mrs. Cameron, leave Monday for Fort Worth to spend a few days with Mrs. Fred McDonald. From there they return to their home in Philadelphia.
Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Johnston left Friday for their home in Massachusetts.
Miss Allie Parrott expects to make a visit to Galveston in the near future, as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Finley.
Mr. Shear will leave soon for Mineral Wells.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Triplett have for their guest their mother, Mrs. Triplett, of Kentucky.
Dr. Ellis of Austin, will be in the city the early part of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. D.A. Hays of Texarkana are visiting Mr. and Mrs. T.D. Hays.
The many friends of Dr. Thomas Moore will be gratified to learn that he is much improved in health.
Mr. and Mrs. Harrison D. Stratton of Philadelphia, now on their way home from an extensive tour of Mexico, are in the city, the guests of their friends, Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Fallon, 1300 South Eighth street.
Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Blackshear and Mrs. Conte Moore will probably return to Waco the first of June.
Mr. and Mrs. Callahan will soon occupy a home of their own on North Fifth street and Kentucky avenue.
Miss Joseph of Cameron is the household guest of Mrs. Sam Sanger.
Society will be enlivened during the summer months by the presence of Misses Dollie Padgitt, Maggie Cameron and Annie Rotan.
Mlse Edith Reagan leaves Thursday for St. Louis.
A meeting is called for the Central Labor council this morning.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Ratliff 409 Washington street, March 25th, a boy.
Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Bass are domiciled at their beautiful home on Taylor street, East Waco.
Quite a party of the Baylor boys are arranged to attend the State Oratorical contest which takes place at Tehuacana on April 15. Minor L. Moore represents Baylor again this year.
Mr. L.N. Clark, a contractor, living at the corner of Webster and Second streets, is lying very ill at his residence being reported at 10 o'clock last evening, as not expected to recover.
There will be a full rehearsal of the opera Sorcerer, Tuesday evening, March 29th, rehearsal to begin promptly at 8:15. Mr. Leuders desires every member of the cast and chorus to be present.
In reading the burial service of the late Mrs. Ellen Garrett on Friday afternoon last, the Rev. Nelms spoke touchingly of the past life and of the many trials to which God had subjected her, saying that one should feel blest that these trials are placed upon her or him, for it is an evidence that He considers that one able to bear each burden sent. He spoke of the loss of her own mother and of her having to rear her father's children. He told of her early widowhood, of her own little ones bereft of a father, and finally he told that yonder, when this little life is ended, yonder, we shall see and know all. Ah, when we poor earth-children are bowed down with trials grievous to be borne, let us not forget that though all should forsake us, yet there is One who never forgets.
Fred D. Whiting of Temple is in the city.
Ben Hatch of Lorena spent yesterday in Waco.
G.W. Bolger of Hewitt, spent yesterday in Waco.
Mr. Davis, of Whitehall, spent yesterday in Waco.
George Kramer of Tours spent yesterday in Waco.
Dr. W.G. Elliott of West spend yesterday in the city.
John Boone, merchant of West, spent yesterday in Waco.
Sheriff Tom Bell of Hill county, spent yesterday in Waco.
J.D. Brewington is in the Central City from Rosebud.
Constable John Cobb is in the Central City from West.
Sam Mings was in the city yesterday from Gatesville.
Prof. Richard Conyers was in the city yesterday from Gholson.
Dr. Gates, of Bosqueville, spent yesterday in the Central city.
Nick Smith of Elm Mott spent yesterday in the Central City.
John F. Shelton, constable at Lorena, spent yesterday in Waco.
Prof. H.W. Conyers of Concord, was in the Central City yesterday.
Ed Norwood, of Norwood Station, spent yesterday in the Central city.
T.L. Allen of Bosqueville, a staunch Crane man, spent yesterday in Waco.
Joe Smith, a staunch democrat of Chalk Bluff, spent yesterday in the city.
J.M. Pancake, a well known cattle man of Coryell county, is in the Central City.
Lem and Bryant Allen, two staunch citizens of Bosqueville, spent yesterday in Waco.
Prof. Manney of China Springs, was in the city yesterday circulating among his friends.
G.A. Hays, of Texarkana, is in the city on a visit to his brothers, T.D. and W.B. Hays.
J. Hansel Wood is expected home today from St. Louis where he has been on a business trip.
"Marse Jule" Glenn, one of the most prominent merchants of West, spent yesterday in Waco.
Miss Lueylle King, daughter of Mr. John M. King, who has been quite sick for the past week, is now much improved.
Captain Asbury Lillard of Bosqueville, on of the substantial farmers of this county, is in the city attending court.
E.W. Maddin, the cotton seed oil mill man of Bruceville, spent yesterday in Waco, combining business with pleasure.
E.K. Baker, superintendent for this district of the Southwestern Telephone company, left yesterday for Austin, his home.
Mrs. W.B. Stodghill, who for some time has been sick at her home on Preston street, East Waco, is reported some better.
C.B. Graham of McGregor was in the city yesterday. Mr. Graham is a staunch member of the county democratic executive committee.
Mrs. H.A. Blondheim and children left last Thursday evening for their home, Washington, D.C., after a stay of six months with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. Rosenthal.
Asberry Lillard of Falls county, an old McLennan county citizen is in the Central City and says his district in Falls county will go solid for the Hon. Joe W. Taylor for district judge.
Mr. W.E. Phillips, with his son, Johnnie, of Gerald, Texas, was in town yesterday visiting his mother, Mrs. U. Deaton, on Turner street. Mr. Phillips says he doesn't think the cold snap did much damage in his community.
Miss Mattie A. Hinchman is in Mont Eagle, Tennessee, attending the excellent school there for young ladies. Miss Mattie is naturally a very bright and interesting young lady and her friends in Waco will watch her progress with much interest.
E.J. Ashburne, general live stock agent of the Illinois Central railroad, has just returned from a trip to Corsicana where he secured a train load of cattle to run over his line for Chicago. Mr. Ashburne has friends galore and this means business for his road.
Prof. R.A. Price is now off on a furlough from his school at Gholson, and has been to almost every voting box in this county. He says that the Hon. Joe W. Taylor will sweep McLennan county in a storm. Prof. Price probably knows as many citizens of this county as does any other one man and he knows whereof he speaks.
March 29, 1898
Mrs. Joseph A. Muhl was assaulted Saturday night at 12 o'clock by a negro man. Mr. Muhl and family live on South eleventh street, between Clay and Ross streets, and Mr. Muhl had gone up town, and Mrs. Muhl expecting him home every moment stepped outside of the gate to watch for his approach, when shortly thereafter the negro passed along the street and suddenly sprang upon her, choking and beating her in the fact [face?]. Mrs. Muhl cried for help and the negro released his grasp and ran away. Yesterday three arrests were made and each negro was taken before Mrs. Muhl, but she failed to recognize any of them as the guilty party, hence they were turned loose.
NOW AT REST
The Remains of S.N. Clark At Rest in Oakwood Cemetery.
The remains of S.N. Clark now rest within Oakwood cemetery. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock. The members of the Uniform Rank, Knights of Pythias and the subordinate lodges of Waco more than a hundred strong and a large representation of the Carpenters and Joiners' union marched in one column from their respective lodge rooms to the residence of the deceased and with a number of other friends accompanied the remains to the fifth Street Methodist church, where funeral services were conducted by Rev. Nelms. After the "Asleep in Jesus" was softly sung by the choir, Rev. Nelms delivered one of the most beautiful, sympathetic, touching and sensible sermons ever delivered in Waco. is words were full of pathos and sympathy, and fell like an inspiration from heaven to lift the woe from the stricken hearts of loved ones.
The casket was covered with sweet flowers and the Uniform Ranks, Knights of Pythias presented a magnificent floral offering; in design, a shield wrought in green smilax on which were formed the letters "U.R.,K.P." in half blown roses.
From the church the remains were followed to Oakwood by a large number of friends in carriages regardless of the heavy rain, and at the grove [grave?] each loving friend softly dropped a sprig of myrtle upon the coffin lid and with it went a sigh of sorrow for the bereaved left behind.
Most beautifully and forcibly was Pythian friendship exemplified, most nobly were the ties of the Carpenters and Joiners' union shown. In their combined action was a solace that wealth can not buy, a sorrowing friendship shown truer or more genuine than which prince nor potentate ever received. S.N. Clark was a Pythian tried and true, and Pythians has learned to love him for his true worth. Though the ermine nor fine linen 'eer fell to his lot, though he walked through life clothed in a poor man's garm, yet his soul was rich, his nature grand, and few years of his earthly existence have gone, he has passed through the valley of the shadow of death, and now he "rests upon the bosom of his Father and his God." Additional
S.P. Sadler of Gatesville is in the city.
Joe Powell is in the city from Hubbard.
Steve christian is in Waco from Elm Mott.
Wm. H. Tobin is in the city from Austin.
W.B. Wilmans is in the city from Dallas.
A.J. Hickson is in the city from Crawford.
A.C. Dickenson is in the city from Corsicana.
Sam Allen is in the Central City from Crawford.
W.R. Herndon of Tyler is in the Geyser City.
Rube Lewis came up last evening from Marlin.
Frank Hering, city marshal of Crawford is in Waco.
Postmaster Alex Armstrong of Crawford is in the city.
J.C. McAdams, marshal of the city of West, is in Waco.
Will Nunn, a prominent farmer of Crawford, is in the Central City.
Mrs. M.F. Lemond of Fort Worth is visiting her sister, Mrs. Henrietta V. Cox, 402 South Fifth street.
Ben Wallace, one of the most promenent colored men of Central Texas, came up from Cameron last night.
John H. Finks, United States court clerk for the northern district of Texas has gone to San Angelo to court.
Mrs. Marshall Seitz is one of the late arrivals, the guest of her parents, Rev. and Mrs. Joseph Boyd, 1220 Barnard avenue.
J.E. McGhee of West is in the city for the purpose of calling on the county clerk - there's a dart sticking through Mr. McGhee's heart.
Col. W.A. Carnahan, who is now in the National military home at Leavenworth, Kansas, writes that he will be in Waco April 4, and would be pleased to meet his friends on that date.
Owing to the bad weather last night the political meetings were not held.
Amos Bagley was jailed yesterday on a charge of assaulting Austin Brown with intent to murder.
D.T. Stodghill and Miss Lida Crofton, D.W. Pope and Miss Annie Martin obtained license yesterday to wed.
The case of Willie Gifford vs. the Citizens Street Railway company is on trial in the Fifty-fourth district court.
At 12:45 yesterday a street car struck a buggy on Clay and Ninth street, and tore up three wheels of the vehicle.
Officer Tom Qurensberry of Gatesville passed through the city yesterday enroute to Franklin for a prisoner now being held at that place.
A.D. Stallings was tried in the county court yesterday, on a charge of keeping his place of business open on Sunday and was found guilty and fined $20. He conducts a store at the Bosque bridge.
Messrs. Taylor & Williams will in a few days institute suit against the delinquent tax payers. For the past several weeks they have had men at work getting the records in proper shape to make their judgments stick.
Rt. Rev. Geo. H. Kinsolving, D.D., bishop of Texas, will deliver a special address for the benefit of young men tonight at St. Paul's Episcopal church, under the auspices Brotherhood of St. Andrew. Everybody invited. Young men espcially.
Since the institution of the Grand Orient lodge at Marlin, and the tremendous time had by the Waco boys who helped to lead the candidates through to "mingle with the princes," there is much talk in Waco of reviving the work here. It is quite likely that a lodge will be organized here in a short while.
March 30, 1898
SALES OF REAL ESTATE
- J.W. Rider to Mrs. Alice D. Rider, lot 5 in block 43, McGregor; $100.
- Clay Cobb and wife to Bold Springs Park association, 1 acre adjoining the fish lake; $40.
- J.W. Harris and wife to Henry Dixon, 75 7-10 acres, Thomas Polk survey; $1,365.
- G.B. Hefley to H.C. Denny, half interest in 1 acre A.B. Williams survey; $500.
- T. Patschike and wife to Albert Wriebusch et al, 79 1-5 acres of the J.D. Sanchez survey; $2,217.
- J.H. Finks & Co. to D.L. Chapman, 177 3-4 acres, Day Land and Cattle company; $1,150.
- W.R. Demmica to T.P. Abeel, 79 1-2x165 feet on corner of Sixth and Austin street; $27,000.
Joe Earp is in the Central City from near Crawford.
Deputy Sheriff W.P. Driskell left yesterday for Axtell on official business.
Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Gibson, Sr., have returned from a two-month's visit to their sons at Thurber, Texas.
Miss Mattie Melton, who has been visiting in Fort Worth for several weeks, returned home yesterday.
Will Matthews, a former Wacoite, is in the city, visiting the family of Mr. C.F. Smith, 1111 Washington street.
Luther Waite returned from the Texas Central junction yesterday, where he has been visiting his uncle, Mr. W.E. Phillips.
Mr. Chas. Smedley, the genial grocery clerk for W.D. Wallace, East Waco, is confined to his room from an attack of asthma.
Misses Mamie and Bessye Marrow of Ennis are at Mrs. T.F. Mann's on Dallas street. They came over to attend the Mann-Marsh nuptials.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter McLelland have returned from Clifton, accompanied by their three daughters, after spending a few days at the latter place.
The Hon. R.L. Johnson, chairman of the democratic executive committee, took a flying trip to West yesterday, returning home in the afternoon.
Mr. W.H. Deaton, the popular grocery merchant and alderman of East Waco, has been sick for the past few day at his home on Sherman street.
Ben Novich is in the city from aquilla, and says his town has just struck a magnificent flow of artesian water at a depth of something over 800 feet.
Eddie Anderson, who for a long time drove the delivery wagon of U. Deaton & Son, East Waco, has accepted a similar position with Mrs. L.P. Clay's bakery.
George Hoehn is now making preparations slowly for his visit to the old home at Antwerp, and other places in Europe. He will leave Waco May 7, and take steamer at New York.
Mrs. D. Howtof and little daughter, Sadie, have returned from a visit to relatives in Laredo. While absent they spent some time in Mexico and say regular summer weather prevails there.
NEW TEXAS FLYER BICYCLE given away at Moses Cigar store Monday night, April 4th. Tick holders remember date.
The will of Peter Bletsch was admitted to probate yesterday in the probate court.
The case of frank Gaddy, charged with carrying brass knucks is on trial.
Harry Johnson was tried yesterday in the county court on a charge of malicious mischief and acquitted.
J.D. Marsh and Miss emma Mann, J.E. McGhee and Miss Laura A. Marlin were granted license yesterday to wed.
The Ladies Improvement Society of Robinson will give a strawberry supper and art display next Friday night at the residence of Mrs. Jim Tate.
The case of Moody Griffin vs. the San Antonio and Aransas Pass railroad for $20,000 damages, alleged for false imprisonment is on trial in the Fifty-fourth district court.
J.A. and John Matthews, two prominent stock men of Albany, Texas, are in the city, enroute to Hearne, where they go to purchase stock to be shipped to Shackleford county.
In the notice of the funeral of S.N. Clark, mention was not made of the presence of members of the order of Woodmen of the World. Quite a nice representation of that order attended in a body.
March 31, 1898
The case of Rosa Horsook, charged with adultery, is on trial in the county court.
Anton Mattis and Miss Lucy Holub, Clay Thomas and Miss Clara Jenkins were granted license yesterday to wed.
The citizens of McLennan and adjoining counties should not forget that on Saturday April 2, Attorney General Crane will speak in Waco.
Deputy Sheriff Tom Maddin went to Hearne yesterday to take in charge a negro named Sul Ross, who some time since escaped from the county farm.
In the case of Joe Earp, charged with disturbing the peace, out near Crawford some time since, which case was brought up on appeal from a decision in the justice court from Crawford, the jury acquitted him yesterday morning.
A few days since a county convict named Judge Holt escaped from the county road gang, and yesterday word was received at the sheriff's office that the judge was now in jail at Dallas, awaiting the arrival of a McLennan county officer, who will go to Dallas today.
Chas. Jarris of West is in the city.
John Petters is in the Central City from West.
John Cobb, the efficient officer of West, is in the city on business.
Rev. Homer T. Wilson of Fort Worth was in the city yesterday.
The Hon. Monta J. Moore is in the city on a flying trip from Cameron.
Bob McMahon, the mayor of Farr and democracy's warm friend, is in the city.
Postoffice Inspector Wood arrived in the city yesterday to spend a few days on business.
Mrs. E. Forrest Pecor has for her guest her sister, Mrs. Fannie Quarterman of Denison.
Deputy United States Marshal Burke took a flying trip to Hillsboro yesterday to summon witnesses to appear at the April term of the Federal court in this city, which convenes the 11th day of next month.
T. Howard Nance, the now blushing, smiling bridegroom, is somewhat indisposed. His friends entertain the opinion, however, that he will be able to be at his post of duty at the Provident drug store in a few days.
Dr. J.J. Smith of Reisel is in the Central City and says Crane will sweep the votes in his community like a new broom. The people of Reisel recognize in Mr. Crane the representative of true and tried democracy.
Joe Sheppard, superintendent of the county farm, came to Waco yesterday for the first time since his shooting scrape at Harrison several days ago. He was kept busy all day yesterday explaining how it happened that he was not ____.