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McLennan County, Texas
February, 1898

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February 1, 1898


Dr. J.D. McIver has sold out his portion of the partnership practice to his partner, Dr. J.N. Sanderson and has moved to Dallas, his future home.

This community has read with pleasure the three sermons preached by Rev. Nelms on crime, its cause and cure and think he has hit the key note and believe if they were published in pamphlet form they would sell like hot cakes as the saying goes.

The oldest child of T.X. Abbott has been quite sick with crysipelas, but is now much better.

Uncle Bob Wortham and Col. E.D. Martin have both been sick, but are up again.

Mrs. James Brown, Mrs. Fannie Gregory and F.O. Thomas and child have all been on the sick list, but are able to be out again.

At 2 o'clock the case of A.E. Kirksey vs. Jim and Bob Burt was taken up. This action is a suit for the recovery of $298.93 alleged to be due on open account and secured by a chattel mortgage. This case is still on trial.

Hardy Elliott Dies of Dropsey of the Heart.

Yesterday afternoon about 5:30 o'clock Hardy Elliott dropped dead at his home at the mattress factory on South Ninth street.
Hardy was a well known and well liked negro, some 45 years of age, and had worked at the factory for some time. For several weeks he has been threatened with dropsy of the heart and many days was unable to work on account of his disease. Yesterday he worked all day long, stopping at 5 o'clock in the evening; he went to his home close at hand and in a few minutes he fell and expired.
Justice Bayliss Eearle [Earle] was notified and held an inquest. From the testimony of the physician he will render a verdict to the effect that he died of dropsy of the heart.


At 2 o'clock p.m. yesterday Judge Davis called his civil docket.

Evangelist Kilgore's meeting at the Methodist church will continue during this week.

It is stated that W.C. Lacy will not be a candidate for re-election to alderman of the Second ward.

George T. Holman is spoken of favorably as a probably candidate for alderman of the Second ward.

Louis alker [Walker?], charged with forgery, waved examination yesterday in Justice Davis' court and his bond was set at $400.

A beautiful baby girl made her appearance at the home of George W. Tyler on the 28th last. Mother and child doing nicely.

Yesterday Andy Kyle, the famous horse bought at auction by T.D. Hays, was shipped to C. Wheat at Dallas, he being the latest purchaser.

Rev. J.L. Walker, who has been residing in East Waco for some time, has been called to Mount Calm as pastor of one of the churches of that town.

The case of Sewell Maddox vs. John B. Nichols et al., is still on trial in the Nineteenth district court. The argument of the case was begun late yesterday afternoon; the case will probably be concluded today.

Yesterday afternoon while T.J. Priday of Robinsonville was driving on Franklin near Fifth street a wheel to his buggy came off precipitating him to the ground. The horse was gentle and no especial damage was done.

Yesterday Justice Earle adjourned his court for the day through respect for the memory of Scott Crowder, whose remains were interred at Oakwood cemetery. Justice Davis postponed the call of his docket until 2 p.m. for the same cause, he being required under the law to have the docket called some time during the day.

T.D. Hays' sorrel horse and saddle either strayed or was stolen from Harry Crowders' front gate late last night. Finder will please return it to the owner and receive reward.


Oscar L. Mitchell is in the city from Eddy.

Charles Lewine, now of Buffalo, Texas, is in the city.

J.C. Lane, a staunch citizen of Iredell, is in the city.

H.B. Terrell, Gholson's leading merchant, is in the city.

T.B. Slayden is back from a business jaunt to Fort Worth.

Dr. W.S. Horne and wife came in yesterday from Marlin.

Mr. S.W. Slayden is expected from Denver, Colo., tomorrow.

Mr. Boyle, the popular representative of the Dallas brewery, is in the city.

John R. Rains, the popular representative of Duke cigarettes, is in the city.

R.W. Jablonowski is able to up and at his post of duty after a spell of sickness.

L.E. Hill, editor of the Alcalde, a weekly publication at Austin, Texas, is in the city.

T.L. McClain of Moody, one of the jury commissioners in the county court, is in the city.

Mrs. R.B. Jablonoski, wife of the manager of Sanger Bros. silk department, is quite ill.

Mrs. J. Hansel Wood and babies returned Sunday night from an extended visit to relatives in Hillsboro.

Deputy Sheriff Jim Lockwood was at his post of duty yesterday for the first time since his siege of sickness.

Miss Carrie Kyser, who has been visiting in Waco for several days, returned to her home in Marlin yesterday.

Mrs. Delia K. Bryan of Lake Charles, ---- several illegible words --- few days' visit with her son, A.S. Bryan.

E.B. Crowder is in the city from Rosebud and will remain some two or three days. He was called here on the sad mission of attending the funeral of ---- several illegible words --- S____ Crowder.

H.V. Neighbors and Miss Jennie neighbors [Neighbors] of Eddy are in the city, called there to attend the bedside of W.D. Neighbors, the father of Miss Jennie and bother of H.V. Neighbors.

S.M. Cunningham, an attorney of the Alamo City, arrived in Waco last night and will be a guest of his brothers, A.W. and W.J. Cunningham, during a few days' stay in the city.

B.R. Mason has accepted a position with the D.M. Osborne Harvesting Machine company to represent Central Texas. Mr. Mason is a young man of sterling business qualifications and has a host of friends who will help to pull business for him.

Judge M. Surratt has just returned from Laredo, where for three and a half weeks he has been attending the bedside of his mother, who has been on the brink of the grave for four weeks. The attending physicians say that Mrs. Surratt has a very wonderful constitution, and if she has vitality sufficient left after such a long siege of serious sickness to build up on she will recover. Her case has been a marvelous one. She is 83 years old, and it seems after having been on the brink of the grave for four weeks she will yet recover.


  • C.W. White to Mrs. Ladonia Harn, lot 14 in block 1 of C.W. White's addition, $300.
  • Terry L. Baker et al. to James B. Baker, 100x330 feet on North Fifth street, out of the John Morrow survey, $1.00.
  • W.S. Watters to F.M. Watters, 124 acres out of the B.B. Baxter survey, $1593.
  • John T. Henry to William Gray, 50 feet on South Third street, near Waco Creek, $150.
  • C.E. Witt and wife to W.M. Lawson, 13 acres out of the Battleby survey, $1075.
  • James I. Moore to I.M. Gaunt, 75 feet on Webster street, near Waco Creek, $250.
  • J.E. Montgomery to M.N. Pruett, lot 10, block 8, Farwell Heights addition, $1200.
  • R.M. Morgan et al. to C.A. Morgan et al., 99 acres of the Rutherford league, $2000.

The Boy Constable is no More - Funeral and Burial.

R.S. Crowder, the boy constable, better known as Scott Crowder, died Sunday morning. Yesterday, after a funeral at the residence of his parents, in South Waco, the remains were interred at Oakwood.
Scott was born November 25, 1878. Next November he would have been, had he lived, 20 years old, so young and yet possessing a veteran's record as a peace officer, one of the best that ever served court process in McLennan county. His illness was protracted and his suffering great, yet he bore it all and to the last, until on the wings of morning twilight his spirit found the bright fields of unfading glory, he retained the characteristics of his life - the manliness of an intrepid soul and the tender gentleness of a girl, combined.
His heart was interwoven with his obligations which came to him at the early impressible age of vivd [vivid] colorings on the wool of life, causing formal mandate to stand out in bold relief, exacting complete and literal fulfillment and when accomplished tracing itself upon the memory indelibly. In his delirium, sequestrations, citations, warrants and precepts for jury service, haunted him until, at last, an attachment instanter was served by the grim bailiff, Death, and the young constable rendered abedience as he had exacted it, dying as he lived, ---- several illegible words --- -sponsive to the message and voice of authority.
Constable Harry Crowder and his wife in their bereavement had much to console them in the warm sympathy of friends, who knew no faltering in their ministrations to their son, the young officer, in his ____ illness. ____ ______ prostrated him and meningitis finished the work pneumonia began. Rev. John G. Kendall officiated at the funeral and burial. The pall bearers were Sheriff Baker, Justice Bayliss Earle and W.H. Davis, Deputies Sheriff Fuller Williamson and G.W. Tilley, and Mr. M. Akin.
There was a long procession that followed the remains to Oakwood, for Scott Crowder was a ____ _____ young man, always obliging, ready and active. His friends were numerous and warm, for he fairly won their friendship and well deserved devotion shown him by those who shed tears at his grave and though irrevocable destiny doomed him to an early grave, will never forget the boy constable of Waco, who laid his life on duty's altar and now sleeps where the tree tops tremble with the gentle south wind that musically moans over the dead at beautiful Oakwood.

February 2, 1898

E.F. Reese & Son, the blacksmiths, who have been so long located at the corner of Third and Washington streets, have removed their place of business to 110 South Eighth street, at the Hutto building, next Winfrey's. Patrons of the firm will kindly make note of their removal.


  • J.P. Brown and wife to Edwin Brown, 18 1-2 acres of the W.R. Dallas survey, love and affection.
  • J.P. Brown and wife to Edwin Brown, 19 acres of the Page Ballew survey, love.
  • David Frazier to J.H. Frazier, 5 acres of the Joseph French survey, $1100.
  • John Norman et al to J.B. Earle 100 acres of the James Lane survey, $1,300.
  • Nathan Hodge to F.W. Krause 3 1-2 acres of the Lee R. Davis Headright $100.

Elected by the Waco Poultry Pigeon and Pet Stock Association.

The Waco Poultry, Pigeon and Pet Stock association held its annual election of officers last night. A large membership was present, and the meeting was enthusiastic.
So well did the old officers perform their duties that the greater portion of them were re-elected.
The following is the list of officers as elected:
W.A. Reese, president; J.E. McGuire, first vice president; W.D. Jackson, second vice president; J.K. Strecker, Jr., secretary; Harry Pudig, assistant secretary; Frank W. Vesey, treasurer; Horton Porter, collector; Dutch Overby, sargeant at arms.
Directors - Frank W. Vesey, W.A. Pouncey, W.D. Jackson, J.E. McGuire, Harry F. Pudig, D.C. Hays and Forrest T. Morgan.
Some new members were elected which now runs the membership up very high. The association is in a very flourishing condition.


Valentines are being received by the different stores in the city.

Yesterday was the first of the month and the bill collectors were out in full force.

Jack Stanly got drunk and the mayor fined him $1 yesterday in the police court.

The case of Kiersky vs. John and Bat Bush is still on trial in the county court.

Nettie Cok was fined a dollar yesterday by the mayor on a charge of getting drunk.

Andrew Johnson was fined $1 yesterday in the police court for getting on a highlonesome.

Sam McCullough was fined a dollar yesterday morning in the police court for getting drunk.

Jennie Muse was fined $1 yesterday in Justice Davis' court upon being found guilty of disturbing the peace.

Waco Lodge No. 140, Knights of Pythias held an interesting convention last night doing work in the different ranks.

Ray Thomas was found guilty yesterday in Justice Davis' court upon a charge of disturbing the peace and was fined $1.

J.A. Russ had his back somewhat injured yesterday morning by attempting to board a moving freight on the Katy road.

W.A. Taylor and Lottie Blessin-_____ and D.M. Wilkinson and Miss Ivey Holt were granted license yesterday to wed.

Hon. Marshall Surratt resumed his bench yesterday morning in the nineteenth district court, the civil docket being taken up.

Messrs. C.M. Hubby, P.A. Gorman, and A.P. McCormick left yesterday morning for Portland, Texas, for a few days duck hunting.

Lone Star Tent No. 41 and Sawtell Tent of Maccabees will hold a public installation of officers tonight at Maccabee temple on Franklin street.

The case of Maddox vs. John B. Nichols et al on trial in the Nineteenth district court went to the jury yesterday afternoon, and up to bed time last night no verdict had been reached.

In the probate court yesterday in the matter of the estate of Sallie P. Pughe, deceased, application was made to probate the will of deceased, in which Jay Pughe is named as executor.

L.C. Penry is daily spoken of as a candidate for county attorney to oppose Cullen F. Thomas, the present official in that capacity. Mr. Penry has a h___ of friends and will put up a strong race.

Upon concluding his count yesterday Tax Collector Primm discovered that his last day's receipts, which was Monday, more than doubled in amount what he expected it to be, running about $45,000 cash.

The suit of J.T. Rogers vs. J.H. Mirick et al is on trial in the county court, being a suit on a note for $125 brought up on appeal by the defendants from the justice court. A verdict will not be reached before some time today.

The mention of Hon. R.L. Johnson as chairman of the county democratic executive committee occurs so frequently daily that it is conceded that he will be the next choice of the committee as he is of the people. No other name is spoken of for this position which shows the people are a unit for this gentleman.


J.M. Foster of Marlin is in the city.

R.H. Brown of Calvert is in the city.

L.C. Penry will leave this morning for a short visit to Reisel.

T.P. Turner of McGregor arrived in the city yesterday afternoon.

Mrs. Frank Miller of Taylor is in the city, the guest of the Pacific.

Hon. Y.P. Fowler of Bastrop has been in the city since Sunday.

Miss Dollie Scarborough is visiting Miss Searcy Hubbard of Tyler.

J.A. Harris came in yesterday evening from Goldthwaite on business.

Miss Decca West is enjoying the hospitality of her sister, Mrs. J.B. Beatty of Houston.

Capt. C.W. White of the Mattress factory went South yesterday on a brief business trip.

J.W. Butler, cashier of the Farmers and Merchants bank of Clifton, was in city yesterday.

Frederick Abbott, the talented young Canadian impersonator, has decided to make Waco his headquarters.

Prof. J.A. Reynolds left last night for Hubbard City, where he goes to instruct a number of pupils in music.

Hon. Geo. Clark returned last night from Washington, where he has been for the past week or so on legal business.

Dr. W.E. Hearne and bride of Marlin are spending a few days in the city, and paid the Times-Herald a visit yesterday.

Mrs. Neighbors, accompanied by her son, Lee, of Eddy are in the city attending the bedside of W.D. Neighbors, her husband.

E.O. Jablonowski of Greer county, Oklahoma, is in the city, called here by the serious illness of his mother, Mrs. R.B. Jablonowski.

E.S. Beard, commercial agent of the Fort Worth and Denver City railway, headquarters at Fort Worth, was in the city last evening. He reports business good on his line.

Mr. Claude Downing, a thrifty young merchant of Valley Mills, Bosque county, accompanied by his sister, Miss Lillie, are spending a few days in the city, guests of their uncle, E.E. Fitzhugh, corner Fifteenth street and West avenue.

The report comes that A.W. Perkinson, who a few days ago at El Paso was not expected to live, is now much improved. Monday he left El Paso for San Antonio, accompanied by John Gucrin of this city, a devoted friend, who went to his bedside upon receipt of the first information that Mr. Perkinson was seriously ill.

February 3, 1898


J.W. Watson is serving on the jury at Belton this week.

Dr. L. Taylor, W.L. Oliver and Ralph Stadler went over to Belton Monday.

Ed Tuggle has returned from DeLeon.

Lawyer Patterson from Moody was in town yesterday

Dr. Claywell went to Eddy yesterday.

Agent Stanton goes to Belton tomorrow to attend court.


Latest permits to wed: John Patterson and Miss Lucy Bevels, Bill Taylor and Caldonia Rogers.

The only store building that has been vacant recently, I am informed was let this morning that of Mr. Branson, on the corner of Live Oak and --------- streets.

Mrs. Edgar P. Hutchings and children arrived this morning from an extended visit to her mother and family at Caldwell. And there is one newspaper reporter made happy.

Mr. H. Sweetman, a prominent music dealer of Waco, was in the city today, returning home this evening.

Mr. T.W. Patrick has opened a music stock in the Altorf building on Live Oak street.

Mr. W.A. Kelly, a prosperous farmer residing in the Blue Ridge section of this county, informs your reporter that farmers in his vicinity are preparing to largely increase the corn acreage in that vicinity, and will also plant more small grain than usual. There will be little or no change in the amount of land put in cotton over previous years.

Mr. E.M. Eddins, junior member of the law firm of Martin & Eddins of this city, has moved to his handsome farm, about one mile and a half east of Marlin.

Mr. B.C. Nettles has just completed a dwelling for the sexton of the cemetery.

Mrs. E.R. Brown will leave in a few days to join her husband, who left some time since to accept a position in the Mistrot house in Galveston. Mr. Brown was for some time employed in the Marlin house of the same well known firm.


A new front is being put in at 418 Austin avenue.

The remodeling of the Palmo hotel will begin in a few days.

Navarro Martinez was fined $2.30 yesterday in the police court for fighting.

The oil land leases are still busy trying to grab as much land as possible west of the city.

Rabe Steven was fined a dollar yesterday morning in the police court on a charge of fighting.

A hung jury resulted in the John B. Nichols damage suit yesterday in the Nineteenth district court.

In the case of J.F. Rogers vs. Smith and Mirrick on trial in the county court, a hung jury was the result.

The Ancient Order of United Workmen held an enthusiastic meeting last night with about forty members present.

Friday night J.N. Lyle, the war lecturer, will appear at the city hall in a talk on the life and character of Stonewall Jackson.

Andrew Holloway, W.M. Davis and F.E. McClain, jury commissioners of ____ ____ ____ have completed their labors and have been discharged.

J.C. Moore and Miss Marie Thompson, Hiza Cobb and Miss Lucinda Johnson and Chas. H. Cross and Miss Jennie Allison were granted license yesterday to wed.

A.T. Ball, the popular proprietor of the Pacific hotel, has relieved C.E. Roussey of the dining room and in the future will run the hotel under his exclusive management.

In the Nineteenth district court a suit for divorce has been filed by Mrs. Susan C. Sassaman vs. N.K. Sassaman, her husband, the ground of the suit being alleged cruel treatment.

G.D. Martzinger, the man who has been around the city at different points making indecent exposure of his person, pleaded guilty in the police court yesterday morning to the charge, and was fined $25.

Mollie Russell, the woman who is charged with having rolled J.D. Patterson of Hill county for a dollar, is now out on a $300 bond. Her trial is set for next Saturday morning at 9 o'clock before Justice Earle.

Yesterday Justice Bayliss Earle shipped a number of English ring necked pheasant to Sherill Cabell of Dallas, who will raise them, get others interested in them and altogether will stock the Dallas county woods with these delightful birds.

M.C.H. Park is special judge of the county court while Judge Gallagher is in San Marcus on a mission of buying Hays county bonds with McLennan county's surplus money, he being sent there by the county commissioners' court for that purpose.

Ed. Blocker came in yesterday from Emmed. Indian Territory in the Chicasaw nation, to join a party that is to leave Waco in the near future for the gold country of Alaska. Among others who are expected to be in the party Sol Rice and J.W. Weaver are spoken of.

Lone Star Tent, No. 41, and Sawtell Tent of Maccabees held a public installation of officers last night at Maccabee Temple on Franklin street to an immense house, despite the cold weather. Maccabeeism in Waco is very strong indeed, due largely to the sterling worth of its membership in this city. The affair last night was a brilliant one.

Bert, the 7-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lehmann Sanger, was run over by a heavy float, at the corner of Fifth and Franklin streets, which resulted in the right leg of the little fellow being fractured just above the knee. He was crossing the street at the time, and the drayman's reckless driving caused the accident. He was removed to his home where he received proper surgical attention.


L.O. Harvey of Temple is in the city.

J.B. Johnson of Harrison is in the city.

Joel Whitsitt was in yesterday from Lorena.

G.A. Cole of Walnut Springs, is in the city.

D.P. Hurley of Tyler is in Waco on business.

J.S. Kettum [Kellum?] of Elk was in the city yesterday.

N.S. Rees of Coryell City is in Waco on business.

Tom Peoples of Cameron is in the Central City.

Will Smith of Elk spent yesterday in the Central City.

Keene R. Foster of Hillsboro was in the city yesterday.

John Martin of China Springs was in the city yesterday.

Fritz Drahn of China Springs spent yesterday in the city.

Thos. Dugelby is again in the city after some months' absence.

Miss May Gill of Penry is in the city with apartments at the Pacific.

Andrew J. Holloway of Elk is in the city, the guest of Col. Bill Harris.

Mrs. Roman of Plano is visiting Mrs. Whitworth on Washington street.

Frank Oakes and wife of Perry are in the city, stopping at the Pacific.

J.C. Wilson come in yesterday from Moody and spent the day in the city.

John Giles of Bosequeville [Bosqueville] spent yesterday in the city shaking hands with friends.

Chas. F. Smith of McGregor was in the city attending the hankers' association yesterday.

Chas. Bird, a prominent citizen of Gholson and an all around clever fellow, is in the city.

M.A. Aiken was yesterday sworn in as deputy constable of precinct No. 1, under Constable Crowder.

Miss Lula Thurman, who has been visiting Miss Laura Daughtrey, has returned to her home in Greenfield, Mo.

R.M.C. Kelty, a stalwart citizen of China Springs returned home last night after spending several days in this city.

Mrs. Lucinda Daughtrey, who has been the guest of her son, L.B. Daughtery, has returned home to South Greenfield, Mo.

Eldon Stovall of Robinson spent yesterday in the city. He brought in a fine cow for Deputy United States Marshal Burke, to whom he had sold it.

A.T. Rose, superintendent of the deaf and dumb asylum at Austin, is in the city. Mr. Rose is on a visit to his brother, J.K. Rose, in this city and is meeting his hosts of friends.

A letter received by J.C. Deane yesterday from Dallas bears the intelligence that his brother, Granville, in that city, is quite low, having been stricken with paralysis some time since.

Mr. Hopkins of Pittsburg, Texas, and J.W. Whitworth of Sulphur Springs, two young attorneys, graduates of the University of Virginia, have just located in Waco to practice their chosen profession.

Miss Elise Peeler, Floridini, the sweet singer of the south, left yesterday at noon for Williamson county on a short visit to relatives, during which time the local musicians of this city will endeavor to work up a benefit concert to be tendered her as a testimonial of their appreciation of her wonderful voice. Should she consent to sing in concert in Waco she will come back to the city refreshed from her stay in the country and her voice will have all of its original sweetness.

February 4, 1898

Clinton Cartwright and Miss Mamie Darby Wedded.

Yesterday at the residence of the bride's mother, Mrs. Albea., corner of Clay and South Fourth streets, Mr. Clinton Cartwright and Miss Mamie Darby were united in the holy bonds of wedlock by Rev. W.L. Nelms.
The bride is one of the prettiest, sweetest and most charming ladies of McLennan county, well known in educational circles, she having been a teacher in this county for some time. Recently she has been principal of the Downsville school, which position she resigned a few days prior to her wedding in favor of Miss Sneed.
The happy couple will make Hill county their future home.

John T. Reviere and Miss Addie Smith Married.

At 11:20 yesterday morning at the Waverly hotel, John T. Reviere of this city and Miss Addie Smith of Walnut Springs, were united in the holy bonds of wedlock.
The bride is one of the prettiest young ladies of the Springs, and the daughter of a large planter.
Mr. Reviere is checkman for the Waco Transfer stables, running on the Texas Central and Waco and North Western. He is a young man of steady business habits, with a host of friends, who wish him every happiness and success in life.
Mr. and Mrs. Reviere will make Waco their future home.


T.A. Caufield is in Gatesville on business.

J.F. Womble of Clifton was in the city yesterday.

Joe Smith was in the city yesterday from Chalk Bluff.

Walter Bewley of Bosqueville was in the city yesterday.

H.A. Fitzhugh was in the city yesterday from Meridian.

Charles Smith, a merchant of Hewitt, spent yesterday in the city.

Mr. Mansfield, a prominent ginner of Elk, was in the city yesterday.

Charles Sparks, the overseer of the road machines and gang, is in the city.

Jim Nichols, once a deputy sheriff of this county, but now of Ross, is in the city.

Mrs. William Manchester has returned from a week's visit to Mrs. H.C. Wilson near Hewitt.

Dr. F.W. Burger left yesterday for Belton to be present today at the district school of instruction of the Knights of Pythias.

Sheriff Baker returned yesterday from the Indian Territory, where he went after a criminal, only to find the officers were holding the wrong man.

February 5, 1898


Gatesville, Tex., Feb. 4 - County Clerk West has issued marriage license to the following parties during the past week:

Will Boykin to Miss Lela Adkins.

I.M. Robbins to Miss Dona Howard.

Edd Tharpe to Miss Nora Myers.

J. Lewellyn Jones to Mrs. Irene Partridge.

M.M. Griffin to Miss Willie L. Mayes

I.H. Brashear to Miss Allie Houston.


T.P. Barry of Dallas is in the city.

Postoffice Inspector Wood is in the city.

W.H. Prince left last night for Dallas on business.

John Rowe of Mt. Calm was in the city yesterday.

S.M. Cunningham left yesterday on a visit to Cleburne.

W.E. Stovall was in the city yesterday from Robinson.

R. Lyles of Cameron came up last night on the "Sap."

A.D. Starling of Bosqueville spent yesterday in the city.

Mr. J.B. McLean of Austin is in Waco, a guest of the Pacific.

W.S. Banks, an attorney of Temple, spend yesterday in the city.

J.W. Surghnor, deputy tax assessor of Bell county, is in the city.

Miss M.A. Robertson of Austin is in the city, stopping at the Pacific.

C.F. Dumas, one of Eddy's most prosperous merchants, spent yesterday in Waco.

R.T. Jones of Hillsboro arrived in the city last night on the south bound passenger.

J.P. Glenn, one of the most popular merchants of West, spent yesterday in the Central City.

W.B. Knight, of the Knight Printing company, is in Belton attending the Pythian meeting.

Prof. J.A. Reynolds left last night for Troy, where he will remain until next Wednesday.

T.E. Johnson, recently of McGregor, has removed to Waco and become a citizen of this city.

R.L. Harwell of Rosebud came up last night on the "Sap" and is regis- ____________________________.

Henry D. Harrison, the "great grocery drummer of Texas," is in the city from New Orleans.

T.A. Caufield returned from Gatesville yesterday, where he was to attend the Cavitt trial.

J.C. Webb, formerly of Waco, but now a prominent merchant of Lovelace, spend yesterday in the city.

Miss Helen Nestor of Walnut Springs is visiting the family of J.T. Franklin,Twenty-fifth street and Colcord avenue.

Rev. Wm. L. Smith of Trinten, Tenn., is visiting his brother, T. Jeff Smith and family on South Third street.

Miss Susie Belle Semones of Oak Cliff, who was a recent guest of Mrs. Y.C.A. Rodgers, returned to her home yesterday.

Mr. Sam Trubshaw, manager of the Geyser Ice company, left yesterday evening for St. Louis, having been called there on business.

Winbourne Pearce of Belton is in Waco, a guest of Dr. Marvin L. Graves. e is a strong advocate for Joseph D. Sayers for governor.

W.O. Brown, the man who last Wednesday night shot his man at Rosebud, arrived in the city last night accompanied by his wife and his father.

Joe Cavitt returned yesterday from Gatesville where he attended the trial of S.A. Cavitt, on a charge of assault to murder, and of which he was acquitted.

A.W. Cunningham leaves this morning for Limestone county on business. He will go to Belton Monday to look after the defense of James Cantrell, charged with burglary.

Mrs. E. Rotan has invited the club ladies of the city to meet at her residence this afternoon from 3 to 6 o'clock to further perfect plans for the coming week relative to Mrs. Jones' lectures.

Mrs. Irma T. Jones has been delayed in Chicago by the bad weather and will not reach Waco before tonight. She was expected to arrive this morning, but a telegram from her announces the cause of delay.

Mrs. A.P. McCrary of Hot Springs is in the city. Mrs. McCrary is an unusually interesting lady,k being highly educated and a most fluent conversationalist. This accomplished lady is a strong believer in theosophy.

February 6, 1898

Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Chapman have just returned from Corpus Christi, where they spent several weeks. Mr. Chapman reports having enjoyed the trip very much, but considers this the best country, especially for farming purposes. He was at the homes of W.L. Trice, Tom Gregory and others, who formerly lived in this community: all seemed to be getting along nicely. Corn planting will be in progress down there in a few days, so it will be here as the time is close at hand for P.W. Sterling to plant, who is one of our successful farmers.

Frank Russell of Temple Passes Over the River.

Temple, Tex., Feb. 5 - Mr. Frank Russel, who was reported in the Times-Herald to be in a dying condition yesterday, passed away late yesterday evening. His funeral will be conducted from the family residence this afternoon. Mr. Russell was one of the pioneer's of this country, and a man whose honesty and unrightness have never been questioned.

Craine has announced his intention of opening the campaign here the 26th. It is being extensively advertised.

Court Crowded With Criminal Matters
The criminal docket of the district court will be taken up Monday. There are five murder cases to come up for hearing. One of which is the Keith [there must be a line missing here in the original typesetting.] is the man who killed J.C. Adams at this place a short time ago.


J.C. Chrisman of Gatesville is in the city.

R.L. Harwell of Rosebud is in the city.

A.T. Rose has not yet returned to Austin.

Mart Watts of Erath was in the city yesterday.

F.M. Burkhead came in last evening from Marlin.

Mr. Broils of Robinson was in the city yesterday.

Charley Grayson of Erath was in the city yesterday.

John Leopard was in the city yesterday from Axtell.

John Morris is quite sick at his home on Austin avenue.

Prof. John Strauss of Robinson spent yesterday in Waco.

Zeb B. Vance of Downsville spent yesterday in the city.

Bill Mobley was in the city yesterday from the poor house.

J.Z. Miller of Morgan is in the city, stopping at the Pacific.

J.T. Daniel arrived in the city last evening from Stephenville.

R.M. Lindsey of Hewitt was in the city yesterday on business.

O. Darwin came in yesterday from his big cow ranch near Battle.

Mrs. Forrest Pecor has for her guest, her niece, Miss Mae Quarteman.

Mr. Nickie [Nickle?], a prominent planter near Axtell, spent yesterday in the city.

Constable Will P. Jones, of Axtell, spent yesterday in the Central City.

Edgar Woodward of Bosqueville spent yesterday in the Central City.

J.H. Arnold and wife of Gatesville are in the city, guests of the Pacific.

Ben Cherry, a prominent planter at Downsville, spent yesterday in Waco.

J.W. Martin of China Springs is in the city. He will return home tomorrow.

Billy Laird, the cleverest tobacco salesman on the road, is home again.

Bowden Hays returned yesterday from a business trip to San Antonio and Austin.

Editor W.T. Harris of the West Times spent yesterday in the Geyser city.

W.T. Rogers, a stauncr [staunch?] farmer near China Springs, spent yesterday in the city.

Frank Johns of Austin is in the city, the guest of his sister, Mrs. George Clark.

Joe Childers, the leading stockman of Childers, Texas, spent yesterday in Waco.

J.G. Giles, a prominent gin man of Bosqueville, spent yesterday in the Geyser City.

Jno. McClelland, a prominent stockman of South Bosque, spent yesterday in Waco.

John Moore, a prominent farmer living near Bosqueville, was in the city yesterday.

Judge Gallagher left yesterday for San Marcos to investigate the Hays county bonds.

Miss Dottie Scarborough returned yesterday from a visit to Tyler, Palestine and Athens, Texas, for the past three weeks.

D.R. Hale of Gatesville is in the city.

T.J. Odom of Hubbard City is in Waco.

Dr. S.D. Davidson of Reagan is in the Central City.

Capt. W. Johnson of Reagan is in the city, a guest of the Pacific.

Jim Richie, once a citizen of Waco, but now of Abbott, is back in the city for a day or so.

Charles S. Eichefberger, a prominent stockraiser near China Springs, was in the city yesterday.

D.C. Underwood, tax assessor of Runnels county, is in the city. He will return home today.

Wash Anderson of Crawford came in yesterday to shake hands with friends and attend to business.

Bob Moseley came in yesterday from Erath. He says farming is progressing rapidly near his place.

Tom J. Renfro, one of the biggest planters in the county, was in the city yesterday from Elm Mott.

Ben Kennedy of China Springs, a prominent farmer and stockman, spent Saturday in the Geyser City.

Harry Godber has returned from Austin, where he wrestled hard and long with the book commissioner.

But Garrett, one of the most solid and substantial citizens of McLennan county came in yesterday from Battle.

Bob Waddell of Bosqueville, a man who has as many friends as the next one, spent yesterday in the city.

Miss Simmie Crews, of Hamilton, is visiting the family of her brother, F.C. Crews, 609 South Tenth street.

George Elms, alderman of the third ward of the young and growing city of McGregor, spent yesterday in Waco.

Ed Drain was in yesterday ____ ____ Valley Mills. He reports farmers preparing to raise heavier crops than ever.

Chas. Lloyd and wife of Reagan came to Waco last evening and attended the lecture of Robt. G. Ingersoll.

Claude W. Jester came over from Corsicana last evening and attended the lecture of Robert G. Ingersoll at the Grand last night.

W.B. Knight is back from a trip to Belton, where he took in the district school of instruction, Knights of Pythias held in that city.

Prof. R.A. Price, who is now principal of the Gholson school, is in the city. He says the people at Gholson are in favor of seeing a new court house go up in Waco.

Miss Genevieve King of Marlin and Miss Lucylle King of Temple are spending Saturday and Sunday with their mother, Mrs. Jno. M. King, at 417 South Fifth street.

S.M. Cunningham, a prominent attorney of San Antonio, who is visiting his brothers, A.W. and J.W. Cunningham in this city, returned yesterday from a short visit to Cleburne.

Dr. F.W. Burger, Judge Joe W. Taylor, William Williams and Ray Rowell are all back from a trip to Belton, where they attended the Knights of Pythias district school of instruction.

Ben T. Prather of Whitney was in the city yesterday, having been called here on the sad mission of attending the funeral of his sister, Mrs. Taliaterro, whose remains were interred yesterday at Oakwood.

S.G. Patterson and family left last night for Fort Smith, Ark., to make that city their future home. Mr. Patterson is a printer of much ability, and during his long residence in Waco made a host of friends, who will regret to learn that he is no longer a citizen of the Central City. May he have success wherever duty calls him.

February 8, 1898

A state military company was organized here last night with a full membership of forty. The officers elected are as follows:
C.M. Edwards, captain.
W.C. Harris, first lieutenant.
J.C. Lindsey, first sergeant.
G.B. Harris, surgeon.
W.V. Joyer, quarter master sergeant.
The above named officers having held positions of the same grade in southern and eastern states will endeavor to make this company A1.
The company will be known as the J.W. Maxwell Rifles, in honor of Mr. Maxwell, general superintendent of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway company.
This gentleman is highly esteemed by the citizens of the town and vicinity.


  • W.W. Carpenter et al. to C.E. Allen, 127 1-2 acres of the D.B. Brooks survey, $1650.
  • J.M. Benish to W.T. White, two lots on Herring avenue, $300.
  • Qurana Evans to J.E. Caple, part of the Evans homestead on North Seventh and Eighth streets, $400.
  • R.B. Kincannon and wife to Q.B. Scott, lot 9, block 5, in Bruceville, $400.
  • N.W. Battle to Jake Hinkles, 95 acres Golindo grant, $570.
  • W.T. Wyatt to R.J. Camp, 70 acres Win. Sontre survey, $1000.
  • C.W. Tompson to D.N. Bates et al., 80 acres of section 18, University land, $650.
  • J.W. Patterson et al. to D.N. Bates et al., 80 acers of section 18, University land, $1950.
  • Mina K. Axtell to Adelia A. Foster, 55 feet on Speight street, near Seventh street, $1800.
  • J.W. Gooch to Mrs. Minnock Axtell, small tract in rear of the Axtell property on Speight street, $120.
  • O.J. Miller and wife to Mina K. Axtell, part of the O.J. Miller tract on Speight street, $125.
  • G.B. Foscue and wofe to C.A. Lewis, 100 feet on Eighth street near Clay, and lots 11, 12 and 16, block 16, of Beall's addition to East Waco, $6400.
  • Alfred Thompson and wife to Tennessee Thompson, half interest in 121 acres of the M.J. Curbiel league on the Vega grant, $1210.
  • Mary G. Barg to Mary C. Olsen et al., 85 feet on North Eighth street, John Morrow survey, $4000 and love.


The latest permits to wed have been issued at the county clerk's office as follows:
Armstead Davis and Mary McFarland.
John Johnson and Miss Ella Berry.

Mr. Frank Scott, a young man of many friends and owner of some handsome Brazos bottom property, is in the city today, and reports matters generally quiet in the valley.

I.L. Freed of Houston, is in the city today.

Mr. and Mrs. Robeson of Temple, were in the city today visiting old friends.

Mr. Rube Louis arrived from New Orleans yesterday and stopped over on a visit to relatives. He leaves today for his headquarters at Waco.

Mrs. Neice, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Nettles, returns to her home in Mexia today.

Mr. Frank Burkhead returned Sunday from Comanche where he spent some days with his parents.

Attorney Sanford of Waco is in Marlin today on legal business.


T.J. Harper of Elk spent yesterday in Waco.

J.C. McKelvain of McGregor is in the city.

Mr. Graves of Lorena was in the city yesterday.

Jno. Martin of China Springs is still in the city.

Nick Bates was in the city yesterday from West.

Bennett Smith of Hewitt is in the Central City.

Dan Ford is now confined to his room with sickness.

J.L. Long was in the city yesterday from Harrison.

Joe W. Taylor left last night for Marlin on business.

A.J. Sloan of Battle was in the Geyser City yesterday.

J.D. Singleton was in the city yesterday from West.

Bob Douglass of Chalk Bluff spent yesterday in Waco.

Wood Murray of China Springs spent yesterday in the city.

P.L. Harrell of West spent yesterday in the Central City.

Bob Wortham was in the city yesterday from Bosqueville.

Dr. Denton was in from Hog Creek yesterday on business.

A.B. Weslow is out again after a couple of weeks' sickness.

J.C. McAdams, city marshal of West, is in the Central City.

Mrs. Richard Journey is confined to her home with illness.

H.M. Warren was in the city yesterday from Crawford.

Bob Kelly of Speegleville is in the city doing jury service.

Ben Avery, of China Springs, is in the city doing jury service.

Miss Phere Chambers is visiting relatives in Dublin, Texas.

Sam Hamilton of Belton spent yesterday in the Geyser City.

E. Meredith of Crawford spent yesterday in the Central City.

Whit Kennedy of Gholson is now in the city serving on the jury.

J.W. McKnight of Bosqueville spent yesterday in the Central City.

Dr. Lovelace of Speegleville spent yesterday in Waco on business.

John Moore, deputy tax assessor of West, spent yesterday in the city.

J.H. McBride, justice of the peace at Axtell, spent yesterday in the city.

Prof. Forrester and wife of Bosqueville were in the Central City yesterday.

Bob Hamilton, superintendent of the Finks farm, spent yesterday in the city.

J.M. Moore, mayor of the city of West, spent yesterday in the Central City.

J.W. Wortham was in the city yesterday from Wortham's Bend up the river.

Wm. Holcomb came in yesterday from Bruceville and spent the day with friends.

Mr. J.C. Schneider from Cleburne is in the city on account of the death of his sister, Nellie.

B.R. Mason will soon hit the road in the interest of the Osborne Harvesting Machine company.

E.J. Ashburne, the live hustling livestock agent of the Illinois Central, is in the city, hustling cattle for his road.

Joe Shelton is in the city from Lorena. Mr. Shelton says his community is now turning its attention to farming.

Miss Bertie Corey of Belton is in the city visiting her grandmother, Mrs. Putnam, corner of Eleventh and Clay streets.

Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Gibson, Sr., left yesterday morning on the north bound Missouri, Kansas and Texas train for a few weeks' visit to their son's at Thurber, Texas.

J.C. Deane has returned from Dallas where he went on a visit to his brother, Granville Deane, who is quite low with a paralytic stroke. He reports the sick man much improved.

Misses Genevieve and Lucylle King came in last week and spent a day or so with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jno. M. King. Miss Genevieve returned yesterday to Marlin and Miss Lucylle went to Temple.

J.P. Shields, an old time Waco boy, but now representing Patterson, Gattfried & Hunter Mill Supplies of New York, is back in the city after an absence of eight years. Mr. Shields is quite as handsome as ever, sings better and is still single. Here is a catch for some real American heiress, for Mr. Shields is strictly on to his job, knows how to live like a lord, spend money like a prince and look the part of a potentate. In a business way his superior don't trot on the road.

Graham Hobson, the popular representative of the Tredegar Iron Works of Richmond, Va., is in the city. Mr. Hobson is no longer a "tender-foot" in Texas, the boys out at Brownwood, it is said, initiated him fully, thoroughly and most completely into the mysteries of a badger fight. Some three score and ten of the Brown county boys assembled on the square at Brownwood, and just because Mr. Hobson was a visitor they let him pull the badger, for which privilege he treated the whole gang. Hobson is a bird.

February 9, 1898


The case of the state of Texas vs. Dr. Burford of Rosebud, was called in the district court this morning at nine o'clock and reset for tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.

Mr. L.Z. Harrison and wife of Brenham, are in the city on a visit to Mr. and Mrs. M. Levy, parents of Mrs. Harrison.

Miss Lillie Frank leaves tomorrow to visit her friend Miss Casimir of Calvert.

The case of John Richey for the killing of Dink Wyse, has been set for trial in the district court at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning.

Mr. J.B. Linthicum, special agent of the Dal.-Gal. News was in the city in the interest of the big double-ender.

A number of railroad men have been in the city the past day or two looking after some cattle shipments to be made from this point.

Miss Osborne's music class will give an entertainment at the opera house Friday night.

Burkley Jones, John Cook and Bayard Shields went to Waco Sunday on their wheels, returning the same day on the train.

Mr. Rob Garrett, Miss Carrie Forbe of Blue Ridge, and Miss Chatham of Sherman, were in the city Monday.

Two fine horses belonging to Mr. W.H. Jones were killed by one of the trains last night, supposed to have been the 11 o'clock passenger train.

Mr. Homer Lamkin, a well known young knight of the grip, was signing his siren notes to the Marlin dealers today.

Mr. Frank Burkhead went to Calvert Tuesday to take charge of a branch office of the Commission firm of J.G. Oltorf & Co.

Mr. J.W. McAnally has returned from St. Louis where he has spent several weeks.

A man by the name of Walker was arrested at Stephensville yesterday for attempting for wreck a passenger train on the Fort Worth and Rio Grande railway. He was jailed, awaiting trial.


At a meeting of Hill County ex-Confederates the following resolutions were unanimously adopted:
Resolved. That in the death of Major W.H. Martin, the Lost Cause lost one of its keenest blades, second to none in devotion to duty; on many a battlefield he fought to make the name of Texas immortal.
Resolved. That we mourn with all ex-Confederates, and especially with the survivors of his old brigade (Hood Texas) in the loss of so great a soldier and commander.
Resolved. That in his death the state of Texas and Hill county have lost one of their best citizens, and his family a noble husband, kind father and Christian gentleman.
Resolved. That a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to his family. J.H. Littlefield, Jno. W. Stevens, Dave Derden, John P. Cox, Jo. Abbott, A.R. Fancher, J.H. Lovejoy, committee.


Ellie Farmer and Miss Lilly Bragg were granted license yesterday to wed.

Fred Cook pleaded guilty yesterday in Justice Davis' court to vagrancy, and was fined $1.

W.H. Beecher and John Muse were each fined $1 yesterday in city court for disturbing the peace.

Sautell Tent Maccabees held an interesting meeting last night at Maccabee Temple on Franklin street.

Kid Bowen, John Martin and T.J. Kennedy were each fined $1 yesterday morning in the police court for drunkenness.

Nine able-bodied white convicts will go down to the poor farm today with Superintendent Sheppard to plant oats and make brick.

In the probate court W.H. Hoffman has made application to be appointed administrator of the estate of Dora Hoffman, deceased.

In the case of Hugh Boyd vs. Cross & Eddy, on trial in the Nineteenth District court, the jury returned a verdict yesterday for the defendants.

In the matter of the estate of Montie A. Naylor, deceased, J.P. Naylor has been appointed temporary administrator and bond fixed at $2000.

Yesterday morning Justice Davis was called to the Exchange hotel to perform a wedding ceremony, uniting the lives of Ellie Farmer and Miss Lily Bragg. He tied the nuptial knot hard and fast.

Effort is being made in different parts of the county to find oil, and a lease was yesterday filed by which T.A. Wells and wife allow W.C. Spender, R.L. Hannah and James Grim to prospect on a track of land in the vicinity of the junction of Harris Creek and South Bosque, about thirteen miles west of the city of Waco.

On February 19, 20 and 21 the Cotton Belt will sell round trip tickets to Chattanooga and return; good until March 1, 1898. Fare $21.80. -W.G. GILLESPIE, P.A.


Mr. Mike Gallagher of Dublin is in town.

Gerald Fitzgerald of Houston is in the city.

Judge W.H. Jenkins, is reported quite ill.

D. Moncrief of Gerald, spent yesterday in Waco.

G.H. Hodge of Morgan, spent yesterday in the city.

John Ivy of Gholson spent yesterday in the Central City.

H.B. Terrell, Gholson's prominent merchant, is in the city.

Edward Walker, the literary genius of McGregor, is in the city.

Superintendent Joe Sheppard of the county farm is in the city.

A.D. Starling of Bosqueville spent yesterday in the Geyser City.

Dolph Eichelberger was in the city yesterday from China Springs.

Mr. Clint Naylor, an ex-newspaperman of McGregor, is in Waco.

Mrs. Charles W. Munroe is quite ill at her home on South Fifteenth street.

C.L. (Brutus) Leache, was quite ill last night, affected with throat trouble.

Mayor J.C. Walton of McGregor, is in the city, having arrived yesterday afternoon.

J.L. Johnson the lumber king of Rogers, is in the city shaking hands with friends.

Mr. R.D. Devine of Denison, is visiting Mr. John Cummings, 119 North Eighth street.

L.Q. [O.] Strange, of Eddy, one of the biggest planters in McLennan county is in the city.

Joe Gaener, a prominent planter near Rosenthal, spend yesterday in the city.

George Keys, one of Bosqueville's leading merchants, spent yesterday in Waco on business.

Carl F. Droke of Austin, secretary of the Texas Lumbermen's convention is in the city.

W.E. Waite of Reagan, spent yesterday in the city visiting his brother Capt. Tom Waite.

Clarence R. Phillips, McGregor heavyweight politician, is in the city having arrived last night.

Prof. J.A. Reynolds returned last night from Troy. He will leave this morning for Hubbard City.

Wallie Wilson of San Antonio, representative of the Industrial World arrived in the city last night.

E.W. Peters of Marlin spent yesterday in the Central City attending the convention of cotton men.

Miss Eva Westbrook of Lorena, is the guest of Mrs. James A. Harrison and will remain in Waco during the week.

Sim Lewis, one of the most popular commercial travelers on the Texas roads, arrived in the city yesterday afternoon.

Major Coleman, of Marlin, and City Marshal Waddell left the city last night to attend the funeral of Chief Arnold at Dallas today.

W.C. Glass, representing F. Marlon Crawford, is in the city endeavoring to book the great American novelist for a lecture or so.

Miss Beulah Ferguson who has been visiting at Salado and Bartlett in Bell county for the past couple of months, returned home yesterday.

Lee Peeler, one of the live, hustling representatives of the Industrial World, published at San Antonio, arrived in the city last night, and will remain here several days.

President E.S. Peters of the Texas branch of the Cotton Growers protective Association of America spent yesterday in the city attending the convention of cotton men and shaking hands with friends.

Messrs. C.W. Cox and D. Gregory came in on the Central at 5:30 p.m. last evening. Mr. Cox is the general passenger agent of the Texas Central and says his road has its share of the prosperity now floating on the breezes of Central Texas.

Attorney General Crane arrived in the city yesterday afternoon at 5:40 o'clock and was at once driven to the Pacific, where he was soon surrounded by a great number of admirers who remained with him until quite late in the night. Mr. Crane will leave the city today.

Captain Sam Johnson was in the city yesterday from the farm. Captain Johnson is at present happily situated being surrounded at his farm with his daughter, Mrs. Calloway, from Temple, Mrs. Shumpet, of Waco, Mrs. A.S. Johnson of Marlin and all their children. He says farming is progressing as fast as could be expected and the white caps have about settled down.

February 10, 1898


Mr. O.M. Mitchell from Eddy is in town today.

Mr. Stritch, insurance agent from Belton is in Troy today.

Dr. Guess from Rogers is in the burg this week.

Dr. Claywell is quite sick, and is confined to his room.

E.E. Zimmerman and J.A. Littlefield are in Belton attending court.

Mr. Cole from Oglesby has moved to Troy, he occupies the Gregory place.

Jo Brewster gets over quite often now. He aspires for the office of commissioner from this beat.


Hon. J.C. Nichols, our druggist, is the proud father of another fine girl that arrived at his house today.

Mr. J.A. O'Connor is on the sick list.

Mr. Ernest Poole of Cameron is in town today visiting his many friends here and will go to Gerald later to visit his sister, Mrs. A.E. Brown.


Mr. and Mrs. R.F. Wiseman returned to their home today from San Antonio and Austin, where they have been since they were married, last Wednesday. Many friends greeted the young couple at the train and welcomed them to their home. Hico is proud of its many men and no one stands higher in the estimation of Hico's citizens than Mr. Wiseman, while his wife is loved by all who know her.


Judge J.O. Straughan who has been absent at home since Saturday, will return today and resume the civil docket of the district court.

K.P. Gates, who was tried and convicted of forgery last week, was granted a new trial by the court.

Joe Green, who was wanted in this county for violation of the estray law, was arrested in Lampasas county last week and placed under bond by Constable Gardner of Pearl.

Chairman A. Matthews has called a meeting of the county democratic executive committee to meet on the first Saturday in March.


W.L. Shears, a son of Capt. A.W. Sears of this place died this morning about 8 o'clock of hemorage of the lungs. Mr. Sears, was a very promising young man, about 28 years old. The funeral will take place at the Valley Mills cemetery tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock. [There are two different spellings for this name in the original typesetting.]


Will Hudpath and Mrs. Emulia Tiper were granted license yesterday to wed.

Last night some rain was just the thing for market gardeners, which they were longing for.

John Stroud caught a cat fish yesterday in the Bosque river that weighed twenty-nine pounds.

In the probate court yesterday an application to sell land was granted in the estate of N.J. Wortham.

The case of T.N. McMullen vs. Jno. W. Masters, suit for debt and foreclosure of vendor lien is on trial in the Fifty-fourth district court.

Deputy Constable Arken yesterday arrested Laura Craig on a charge of using abusive language and otherwise torturing the soul of Will Warner.

The funeral of Mrs. Walter S. Heard, who died night before last at her home on South Third street, will take place this morning at 10 o'clock. Interment at Oakwood.

Will Warner pleaded guilty yesterday in Justice Davis' court to a charge of using abusive language. He was fined $1, which, together with the court costs, run the sum up to $15.50.

Wood Bros. now have a display in one of their big show windows of the goods thieves stole last Sunday night from their store, after effecting an entrance through the rear window.

In the Eugene Glenn Brown estate a report of sale was approved in the probate court yesterday and the guardian, C.I. Brown, was ordered to make a deed in full compliance with the terms of the sale.

W.S. Field, who was recently convicted in the Nineteenth district court upon a charge of rape, received his sentence yesterday by Special Judge Winter, the same being five years' confinement in the state penitentiary.

Yesterday, Tom Brown, through his attorneys, made application for a writ of habeas corpus before Judge M. Surratt in the Nineteenth district court. The writ was granted and hearing set down for Saturday, the 12th inst., at 10 o'clock a.m.

Yesterday District Clerk John H. Sears received a telegram from Valley Mills, announcing the death of his cousin, Walker Sears at that place. The deceased was a young man about 24 years old and had many friends and acquaintances in this city.

Johnnie Jones is now out on a bond of $150, having been arrested on a charge of petty theft. It is claimed that Miss Johnnie "touched" W.O. Williams, a hayseed, for $2.50, taking it boldly from his pocket while he watched the operation, and then the blushing damsel hid it in her clothing.

Patsy Prather yesterday showed up at the city hall and peremptoril[y] demanded that she be locked up, that she had been over on the east side of the square pelting John Humphries with rocks. Her demands were so persistent and determined that Mr. Alexander, fearing she would break in in about one minute, quickly turned the lock and Patsy walked in safe from the world and its trouble.

Yesterday morning at 11 o'clock while Mrs. N.E. Boggess was out driving, her horse became frightened at Fifth and Dutton streets and came up Fifth street at a very lively rate, but Mrs. Boggess succeeded in checking him in; at Fifth and Webster streets he endeavored to run again, but was successfully held in. Mrs. Boggess attempted to drive him home on Webster street, but when he reached home instead of stopping he made a wild dash down Webster for half a block turning Webster at Second street, the carriage wheels here struck the street car track and the vehicle was overturned, catching Mrs. Boggess beneath. Fortunately the horse broke loose at this point and dashed away around the block, coming back to where the upturned carriage was and was then caught. Assistance in the meantime reached Mrs. Boggess and the carriage was lifted from over her. Her wounds, while not at all serious, are painful and will compel her to remain indoors a few days.


A.D. Barrow of Travis is in the city.

J.F. Williams is in the city from Rosebud.

T.C. Westbrook of Lorena is in the Central City.

W.H. Francis of Mart spent yesterday in the Central City.

Ben Williams of Rosebud arrived in the Central City last night.

Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Ragsdale of Hallettsvile are in the Central City.

J.P. Kennedy of Gholson is in the city on business and pleasure combined.

F.A. McClellan, superintendent of the Cameron Mills of Fort Worth, is in the city.

Joe Earp, the all around, up to date, progressive citizen of Coke, is in the city.

George T. Cox of the firm of L.P. Field & Co., Bruceville, is in the Central City.

J.H. Schrader, the financial prince of Tours, is in the city and will remain a couple of days.

Dan Ford was reported much better last night, which will be of much relief to his friends who were heretofore apprised of his dangerous condition.

Miss Nettie Autry, a charming young lady of this city, who has been absent for several weeks, visiting relatives in Austin, is expected to return Friday.

February 11, 1898


Examining of witnesses in the case of Dink Myers, was concluded at noon today, and counsel on both sides are proceeding with their arguments to the jury this evening. The defense is ably represented by Judge J.R. McDonald, Rice & Martlett and Jas. Gameson, while the interest of the state is in the efficient charge of District Attorney Boyles, assisted by Hon. Zil I. Harlan. The case will perhaps be given to the jury at a late hour this evening. The district court room is well crowded with spectators and also friends and relatives of both the defendant and the deceased. Richey is a young man, perhaps 26 years of age, while Wyers was perhaps three or four years his junior.

A little Miss arrived Tuesday night to gladden the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Key.

Miss Lillie Frank left today for Calvert to visit her friend, Miss Cosimir.

M. Levy returned from Kosse this evening, where he has been for a day or two buying cotton.

Max Shiefel, Abe Edil [Edll], Gus G. Dreyfus, all of Galveston, are doing the city today.

W.G. Dalton of Austin is a visitor to Marlin today.

J.F. Penn of Dallas is in Marlin.

Mrs. Neice, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Nettles, returned to her home in Mexia today. The reporter stated some days ago that she had returned home, which was erroneous.


Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kerr, who were married in Henrietta yesterday, arrived today and will make this their future home. Mrs. Kerr was formerly Miss Gowan and Mr. Kerr is a well known business man of the city.


The Richie murder case is now on trial in Marlin.

Bob Leonard shipped a car of mules last night to Alexandria, La.

E.J. Johnson and Miss Ida Wortham were granted license yesterday to wed.

Will Kelley was adjudged to be a vagrant yesterday in the police court and was fined $5.

Contractor S.N. Clark is now building a neat residence on Austin avenue for Mrs. L.S. Ross.

Patsy Prather was fined $2.50 yesterday morning in the city court upon a charge of disturbing the peace.

The case of A. Symes vs. H. Kinermana, suit of trespass to try title, is on trial in the Nineteenth district court.

Mrs. Marion Hopson, the secretary, is proving an efficient officer. W.P. Gilbert is treasurer. The society will meet regularly every week.

In the estate of A.J. Tolson deceased, A.W. Powell qualified yesterday in the probate court as executor under the will.

The United Daughters of the Confederacy will meet in special session this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence of Mrs. John C. West.

Deputy Sheriff James Lockwood went down to Marlin yesterday on a business trip to take Bob Prather to that city, where he will be transferred to Groesbeck to answer a charge of misdemeanor.

Saturday night at the city hall the Woman's Relief Corps, G.A.R., will give a Lincoln's birthday entertainment at which will be rendered a very entertaining program, including music, speaking, etc.

In the case of T.N. McMullen vs. Jno. W. Masters et al., on trial in the Nineteenth district court, a verdict was rendered yesterday morning for the plaintiff for the amount sued for and the foreclosure of lien.

As previously mentioned in these columns, Prof. J.C. Lattimore, president of the faculty at Baylor University, will deliver a lecture in the chapel at 8:30 this (Friday) evening. His subject will be "The Power of an Idea." Admission is free.

The Waco branch of Theosophical society of America is now moving forward since the new year has been ushered in. Mrs. B.R. Davis, president, has also been invested with the duties of librarian and will also attend the national convention to be held at Chicago in the near future.

The examining trial of W.O. Brown, who a few days since shot T.M. Murphree at Rosebud in a fight in which Murphree and Owens assaulted Brown, will come up on the 19th instant. It is quite likely that Mr. Brown's attorneys will waive examination and have his bond set, awaiting the action of the grand jury.

Judge J.N. Lyle has just received a package of Cuban tobacco seed from Gen. Fitzhugh Lee at Havana. The judge offers to give a packet of this most excellent tobacco seeds to any one who will conscientiously make an honest endeavor to cultivate the same with a view to seeing just what can be done with this tobacco in the country. Call upon Judge Lyle at room 18, Provident building, and get a packet of these tobacco seeds.

The Kate Mattthews case has been affirmed in the court of criminal appeals, which means that Kate must go to the penitentiary. Kate was the 14-year-old negro girl convicted in the November term of the Fifty-fourth district court on a charge of murder; the jury giving her two years in the reformatory. As the reformatory does not receive female prisoners it was contended that Kate, under the law, could not be sent to the pen. A habeas corpus hearing before Judge Surratt resulted in her being remanded to the custody of the sheriff to await the execution of the sentence of the trial court. The ruling of Judge Surratt was yesterday affirmed.


R.H. Hefrey [Hefley/Hefiey] is spending a few days in Belton.

J.C. Oltorf and wife, of Marlin, are in the city.

Sam McFall of West spent yesterday in the Central City.

Constable John Cobb of West spent yesterday in the city.

J.A. Hobbs, the populist leader of Hillside, is in the city.

Prof. J.A. Reynolds returned last night from Hubbard City.

Clay Boone of West is in the city from Marlin en route home.

J.K. Kendrick of Hewitt was in the city yesterday on a big cattle deal.

E.E. Shumate has returned from a business trip to San Antonio and Houston.

Solomon Jones, a prominent merchant of Ross, spent yesterday in the city.

J.H. Hosack, of Dallas, state agent of the "Kis-Me" chewing gum is in the city.

Clarence Johnson of Hewitt spent yesterday in Waco looking after his cattle interests.

J.P. Kennedy of Gholson is in the city serving on the jury in the Nineteenth district court.

Mr. W.B. Brazelton was called to Nashville yesterday on account of the serious illness of his mother.

J.R. Bindker, state agent of Reid, Murdock & Co. wholesale grocers and manufacturers, Chicago is in the city.

The annual account of J.H. Finks, administrator in the L.C. Beatty estate, was approved by the probate judge yesterday.

Claud W. Jester of Corsicana is in the Central Sity[City] looking after the political interests of his father, the Hon. Geo. T. Jester, candidate for governor of the state of Texas.

Charley Howard of Staten & Howard, general merchandise dealers of Moody, is in the city. Mr. Howard is a big merchant, a big democrat, and big man in influence and a heart in him as big as an ox. He's all right.

February 12, 1898


Some young men from Belton were out gunning yesterday and passing the old Troy school house a dog ran out. They shot at the dog, but missed their mark, shooting into the school house and hitting a number of pupils. the shot being too small to do any damage.

Mr. C. Cole is working at the depot again today, while Agent Stanton is attending court.

Rev. George S. Clark has returned from Temple where he has been holding a meeting.

Mrs. Mary T. Pyreast, age _5 died at the home of her sister, Mrs. G.D. Mitchell, last night at 3:20 o'clock. She leaves one sister and six children to mourn her loss.

W.B. Cass & Co. have sold their stock of groceries, etc., to A.H. Curtis and will handle harness and leather goods from now on.

W.D. Neighbors Was Taken Home to Eddy Yesterday.

Yesterday morning Dr. J.R. Knight of Eddy came in on the early train to if possible remove W.D. Neighbors home to Eddy. Mr. Neighbors was stricken with paralysis while walking on the streets of Waco nearly three weeks ago, since which time he has been in a precarious condition. For some time his life was dispaired of, but he was tenderly and carefully nursed until the physicians concluded yesterday morning that it would be safe for him to attempt the trip home, accordingly he was hauled tot he Katy depot at 11:20 and placed upon the train and taken home.
It is now considered by Mr. Neighbor's physicians that, while he will likely never thoroughly recover, yet they think it quite likely that he will yet be able to get around on crutches, and possibly unprove sufficient to in a manner become active again.
The stricken man has many friends in Waco, who will be pleased to learn that at last he is at home again, where he is surrounded by loved ones, who can give him every attention.

The Maxwell Rifles is the last military company organized in Texas, and the home of this company of sixty members is Bruceville. This mammoth company is made up of the best people of the prosperous little city of Bruceville, with C.M. Edwards as captain, W.C. Harris, first lieutenant; Frank Miller, second lieutenant; G.W. Kincheloe, chaplain; and Dr. G.B. Harris, surgeon.


Elder A.D. Grooks will preach at the North Sixth street Baptist chapel tomorrow night at 7:30 o'clock.

A twelve-pound boy put in his appearance at the home of J.H. Hartley yesterday morning and now Hartley is all smiles.

Clarence M. Hubby is spoken of as the candidate that will be brought out for mayor in opposition to Mayor McCulloch.

W.P. Mitchell and Miss Emma Connally, Harry Kock and Miss Mattie Mixson were granted license yesterday to wed.

In the case of Symes vs. Kindeman, tried in the Nineteenth district court, the jury is still out, being unable to reach a decision.

Judge Lyle was busy yesterday handing out Cuban tobacco seeds to farmers who called in response to the notice published in the Times-Herald of yesterday.

Sheriff Baker returned yesterday from Paul's Valley, Indian Territory bringing with him Joe H. Bowers, who is charged with having disposed of mortgaged property.

In the probate court in the matter of the estate of James Truett, Gertie Truett, Sallie Truett and Essie Truett, application has been made for the appointment of a guardian.

In Justice Davis' court yesterday S.H. Clayton recovered judgment against David Hudson for $33 for attorney's fees. The next important step to take is to collect it.

The article published by the Times-Herald yesterday relative to the Hart estate, which was brought up in the probate court early the morning before, consuming a large part of the day, was read with much interest by the Waco public.

The Little Pullman has announced a rate of 50 to 75 cents per day without board and $1 to $1.50 per day with board for delegates to the dairymen's convention which assembles in this city next Friday and Saturday, the 18th and 19th insts.


  • A.R. Fouts and wife to C.M. Sullins, lot 8, block 19, Moody, $181.
  • Solomon Rice to City of Waco, 25 1-5 acres Stephens league, $1600.
  • H.M. Whitaker to Wm. Whitaker, 10 lots at McGregor, $250.
  • D.D. Noel to Mrs. A.G. Wallace, 75x165 feet, Fourth street and Barror alley, $1 and deed.
  • Mrs. Annie E. Wilson to J.W. Thrasher and wife, lot 8, block 3, C.W. White's addition, $1800.
  • Edgar B. Ramsey and wife to A.M. Brooks and wife, lot on Ninth and Cleveland streets, $1360.
  • Jas. B. Baker to P.J. Owens, 75x165 feet on Morrow and Fifteenth streets, $1500.
  • T.N. McMullen Jr., to N.B. Oakes, lots 6 and 7, block 57, University Heights addition, $550.
  • N.B. Oakes and wife to C.A. King, part of 2 acres, Hobson survey and 2 lots in Dickey addition, $1850.
  • F.H. Dehn and wife to Jno. H. Sears, Jr., lot 5, H.C. Hall addition, $900.
  • Frank Connally and wife to F.H. Dehn, lot 5, H.C. Hall addition, $1000.
  • A.C. Easley and wife to T.E. Shirley et al., lots 6,7,8, and 9, block 108, Farwell Heights addition, $477.55
  • F. Schuler to Nina K. Axtell, 10x166 feet, Woodward addition, $125.
  • H. Olenbush to O.J. Miller, lot 5, Olenbush and Mackey addition, $1500.
  • R.F. Armstrong to Rachael Orman, lot in Norwood addition and lot in Blocker addition, $5.


E.S. Peters of Calvert is in the city.

Major T.J. Goree of Galveston is in the city.

Prof. R.A. Price is in the city from Gholson.

Zill Holland is in the Central City from Marlin.

J.T. Somerville came in yesterday from Marlin.

Postoffice Inspector Woods is in the Central City.

Hon. Joe W. Taylor has returned from Marlin.

Mose L. Westbrook of Lorena arrived in the city last night.

Captain Sam Johnson was in the city yesterday from his big farm.

Sheriff Baker is back from the Indian Territory, where he went to make an arrest.

George M. Morse, the genial hardware dealer of Itasca, is in the Central City.

Miss Belle Lowenstein has returned from an extended visit to relatives in Galveston.

Jake Denton of West, one of the county democratic executive committee is in the city.

R.H. Brown of Calvert, agent for the Evans-Snider-Buel Live Stock Commission company, is in the city.

Grace Elser Company No. 9, Uniform Rank Knights of Pythias, held an important and interesting meeting last night.

T.J. Stewart was somewhat bruised up yesterday by his horse slipping on an iron culvert on Eighth and Franklin streets.

Joe Smith of Chalk Bluff, a member of the county democratic executive committee, is in the city, having come in yesterday.

J.C. Patterson, agent of the Chicago Live Stock Commission company, is in the Central City looking after cows for his company.

Charles R. Burt, secretary of the Insurance company of Hartford, Connecticut, is in the city, visiting the agency of Goldy & Rowell.

Clarence R. Phillips, one of McGregor's most distinguished citizens, arrived in the city last night. He has apartments at the Pacific.

H.C. Bobb, agent for the Green Mills Live Stock Commission company, is in the Central City looking after the full interests of his company.

W.K. Weeks, general live stock agent of the Cotton Belt and an all round good fellow, is in the city, shaking hands with his hosts of friends.

George Crippen and Charley Noel left yesterday evening for Ardmore and other points in the Indian Territory and then for a trip through Oklahoma.

Mr. Clark of the Brown-Clark Paper company of St. Louis accompanied by John J. Jones their southwestern representative, are in the Central City.

Neal Bassett, special agent of the North German Insurance company, who has been in the city for some days, left last night for New Orleans, to take in Mardi Gras along with business.

Charles Rogan, a prominent attorney of Brownwood and a member of the Ross Memorial committee, is in the city to attend the meeting of that committee this morning at 10 o'clock at the Pacific.

Hon. R.H. Harrison, the next congressman from the Seventh congressional district, is in the city. "Farmer Dick," as he is familiarly known, has a host of friends in Waco, who are always glad to see him.

W.A. Poage, the live, hustling, up-to-date and a day ahead of time agent of the Evans-Snider-Buel Live Stock Commission company, is just back from Marlin, where he secured a full train of cattle for his company.

Hon. Walter S. Baker has just returned from a trip to Gatesville on legal business. Prior to his trip to Gatesville he returned from San Antonio, where he went to attend to legal business, which it is stated was in the interest of Iconoclast Brann, now charged with criminal libel.

E.J. Ashburne, general live stock agent of the Illinois Central, and the best man that road has ever had in that position, returned yesterday from Marlin, where he secured a full train load of cattle for his road. When Mr. Ashburne fails to haul cows there is something radically wrong.

Phillip Alexander leaves Waco this morning for the state of Sonora in the republic of Mexico, along the Yaqui river, where the gold fields in that country are just being developed. Mr. Alexander says he will probably return to Waco on a visit, and tell the boys all about the country. He has many friends in Waco, who truly wish that he may strike it even richer in Mexico than the most fabulous accounts of the Klondike.

Yesterday morning M. Benedict, aged 66 years, died at the residence of his son, Jacob Benedict, corner of Seventeenth street and Barnard avenue.
Mr. Benedict is remembered as one of Waco's old citizens. He came to this city years ago, and was at one time in the bakery and confectionery business on Austin avenue near the corner of Fourth street. Since he closed that place out he has been connected with the establishment of B. Haber, and recently has been with the Boston Store, which is located in the building adjoining the Waco State bank on Austin near Fifth street. He has for years been troubled with asthma and was last at the store on Monday afternoon. Tuesday he was feeling unwell and it was thought his trouble was only the old one, and he remained about home sitting up. Thursday he was no better and Dr. N.A. Olive was called in. Mr. Benedict was at that time very ill, a fever having started. It was soon discovered that the asthma trouble was complicated by pneumonia and it was the result of this that brought about death yesterday morning.
The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Interment at Hebrew Rest, Dr. Weiss officiating.

February 13, 1898


Ed McCarmick is in the hospital at this place, brought from a wreck near Somerville. Mr. McCormick is very seriously injured, having his skull fractured just above the right eye and his right eye entirely gone. He was the engineer on a freight, and one of the brakemen were also injured by being seriously burned.

Judge Felix C. Humphreys is in the city looking after his race for re-election for county judge. While here he gave his announcement to the papers.

Mrs. Potts of Belton is visiting her neice, Mrs. Brown F. Lee, of this city.

J.L. Smith of the Temple Grocery company has gone to New Orleans to remain for about sixty days.


Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Garland are busy congratulating them on their marriage. Mr. Garland is the agent of the Waco and Northwestern at this place, and he and his bride are well known in Waco.


Mr. D.G. Borrow has bought out the interest of Mr. C.M. Pattillo in the lumber yard and will not be a candidate as before stated. Mr. Pattillo will engage in the hardware business at this place.


The improvements in West go steadily on. Mr. W.W. Glasgow has just moved back an old wooden building and workmen and material are on the ground building a handsome brick to take the place of the old wooden one. When completed it will add to the beauty of the fairest little city of Texas.

The Glenn & Closner new brick is nearing completion and will soon be ready for occupancy.

G.W. Brown has bought the handsome residence of Mr. H.C. Craig. Mr. Craig will move to Georgetown some time in the future.

Farmer Near Rosebud Shoots And Mortally Wounds A Negro.

Paul Thompson, a prominent farmer of Clarkson, Milam county, shot and fatally wounded Harrison Thomas, colored, about 3 o'clock this afternoon. The particulars of the affair we have not learned.


tidbitmarlin1.jpg [<--- illegible words] ceived by telegram today the sad news of the serious illness of their father, Mr. W.J. Foster of Weatherford, and they left on the 3 o'clock train this evening for his bedside. Mr. Foster, senior, is a business man of Weatherford.

Miss Minnie Cain of Bastrop, who has been visiting Miss Bessie Keigwin for about a month, leaves this evening for her home.

Mr. Will Reed of Bryan is preparing to establish bottling works in Marlin. He was in the city several days this week and says he will return for business in about two weeks.

License to wed were issued on the 10th to Abe Simmons and Mattie Morris, and on the 11th to David Paul and Delliah Guyer.


W.A. Rhea of McKinney is in the city.

A.J. Dewell of McGregor is in the Central City.

Tom Peterson was in the city yesterday from Erath.

Call Sparks of Downsville was in the city yesterday.

Mrs. Davis Cox was in the city yesterday from Temple.

E. Meredith, a staunch citizen of Crawford, is in the city.

Pink Sparks was in the city yesterday from Downsville.

Jim Williams of Lorena, an old ____ good fellow, is in the city.

Clarence Williams of China Springs spent yesterday in the city.

Edward Walker, the literary genius of McGregor, is in the city.

Mr. J. Watson, a staunch farmer living near Erath, spent yesterday in the city.

W.E. Crump, a prominent farmer living near Erath, spent yesterday in the city.

C.C. Hemning of Gainsville, a member of the Ross Memorial committee, is in the city.

John Clark, one of the biggest and best farmers in this county, was in the city yesterday from Ryan.

Hon. Mann Trice of Dallas, candidate for attorney general of Texas, is in the city, shaking hands with hosts of friends.

John Halstead, a prominent stockman and farmer and one of the best men in this county, was in the city yesterday from Speigleville.

Rev. J.C.F. Kyger left yesterday for Crowley, Texas, to hold a series of religious services, and Mrs. Kyger left for Lake Charles to visit relatives.

J.T. Dickson, the live stock agent of the great and only Wabash line, was in the city yesterday from Quincy, Ill. Mr. Dickson is one of the jolliest tramps on Texas soil and his friends are legion.

A.W. Cunningham has returned from a trip to Bell county, where he went to defend James Cantrell, on trial in the court in Bell county on a charge of burglary.

Bob McMahon, of Farr, and one of the most solid and substantial citizens of McLennan county, is now in the city. He says "Farmer Dick" Harrison will carry his precinct with all hands down.

H.B. Terrell of Gholson, a staunch democrat and a big merchant, is in the city. He says the selection of Johnson as chairman of the county democratic executive committee is the selection that suits his people.

J.S. Bradley, state chairman of the populist party, will arrive in Waco today with his family from Abilene to make this city his future home. Next week he will go to work on his weekly populist paper.

J.L. Harris, or long, tall "Sycamore Jim," as he is familiarly known, is in the city in the interest of the Union Stock Yards of Chicago. Mr. Harris is a gentleman of sterling worth and has friends in Waco by the score.

J.H. Hamner of the West Time spent yesterday in the city. He says democracy is having easy sailing in his community, so much so that for the past few months there has been a standing reward of $25 in his precinct for a populist. This reward is still up and there seems to be no taker.

Joseph P. Devine, vice president of the Industrial World Publishing company of San Antonio and the City of Mexico, and a prominent citizen of the Alamo city, is in Waco, stopping at the Natatorium. Mr. Devine will in all probability call upon the business people of Waco in the interest of his publication.


A full rehearsal of the "Sorcerer" will be held Monday night at 8 o'clock at Goggan Bros. Music store.

W.C. Harris, who was charged with an affray committed a short ways out on the Dallas road, pleaded guilty to the charge yesterday in Justice Earle's court and was fined $1.

Judge M. Surratt has just received a letter from Laredo stating that the recent rain in this section extended as far out as that city that is nestled on the Mexican border.

Messrs. Laird and Jott Smythe, who have been feeding stock at the Consumers' Oil mill in this city, will each ship a load of cattle to Chicago today and follow it up tomorrow by a similar shipment.

Cullen F. Thomas is now having his home on the corner of eleventh and Jefferson streets, which he recently purchased, fitted up. J.W. Bailey is the master mechanic on the job.

Yesterday morning the habeas corpus hearing of Tom Brown, charged with killing Ad Williams, came up in the Nineteenth district court, and by agreement of counsel his bond was placed at $1000.

There will be a grand consolidation social session of Cowan and Hines Lodges, Knights of Pythias, at Castle hall on Monday night. Lunch will be served and a good time is anticipated. Visiting Knights are invited.

Terry Baker of Crawford is spoken of very favorably as a probably candidate for representative to the legislature. The people out at Crawford say he is needed in the Texas legislative halls and thereall is echoed back from the other side of the county.

Prof. R.A. Price is in the city from Gholson. He says the people out at his place are all 16 to 1 people, that is sixteen of them will vote for the Hon. Joe W. Taylor for district judge where one will vote against him. The professor only expresses the sentiment of nearly every other portion of this county, for every citizen of McLennan realizes that a district judge must have ability and that Mr. Taylor is one of that tripe only.

If you wish to spend a pleasant evening be sure to be present at the "Quidest social" at the Baptist church, Friday evening, February 18, 1898.

February 14, 1898


The conditions of Engineer McCormick, Fireman Smith and Brakeman Young, as posted on the bulletin at the Santa Fe depot, is unchanged, with the exception that their injuries are reported more complicated than was at first thought. The chances for their recovery are considered doubtful. Brakeman Young is in a dying condition.

Jessie Mangrum, a small boy from this city, was yesterday sentenced for five years in the Reformatory. He was convicted of robbery.

Mr. H.L. Sherrill has returned from St. Louis, where he has been buying goods.

J.W. Barrett, a farmer living about three miles from Temple, has announced for constable of this precinct.

Mr. J.A. Janes, who is teaching at Oscar, Texas, is in the city on business.

The Temple Grocery Co. has purchased the bankrupt stock of O.W. Jones, at Oscar, Texas, and has placed Mr. Jones in charge.

Dr. R.M. Barton was called to Salado yesterday by the severe illness of his little nephew at that place. He will return today.

Mrs. Alma Cahoon returned yesterday from a long visit to her old home in Nashville, Tenn.

J.Y. Robinson of Dallas appraiser for the Central Insurance Co., is in the city looking after the company's business.

S. Gluck of this city has received the appointment of District Deputy Grand Master of the I.O.O.F., with jurisdiction over Bell county.

Col. L.R. Wade is in Austin on business.

Captain W.M. Knight is reported to be dangerously ill at his home in this city.

Temple, Texas, Feb. 13 -- Capt. W.M. Knight died last night. His funeral took place today at 4 o'clock from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. D.A. Black. Capt. Knight was one of Temple's best citizens. He moved here when the town was young and has been many times honored by her citizens. He was one of the board of alderman when he died. He leaves six children. His sons are W.C. Louis, Lee and Tom Knight. His daughters are Mrs. D.A. Black and Mrs. Easterling.

"Jersey" Young died last night. His remains will be carried to his home in Springfield, Mo.

The condition of Fireman Lon Smith and Engineer Ed McCormick is unchanged. They are not expected to live.

Rev. Thomas J. Crosby held services in Christ's church today.

Rev. W.R. Maxwell filled his pulpit at the Baptist church at both morning and evening services today.

W.S. Shipp of Belton was in the city yesterday on business.

Today at 11 o'clock Rev. J.M. Barcus discussed "The Need of the Hour" to a large audience in the Methodist church.

Arthur Murhead of Moody has accepted a position with the Fair in this city.

L.E. Hill, editor of the Alcalde of Austin, spent the day in our city yesterday.


Mrs. Black of Belton is visiting Mrs. Dr. Knight.

We are sorry to have to chronicle the serious illness of Mr. E.R. Tatum's two children, both being very low with pneumonia.

Mr. Chas. Mayfield, formerly of this place, but now a resident of the Geyser City, is rusticating among his friends this week.

Dr. G.B. Harris is on the sick list.

Mr. F.W. Madden of the Bruceville Oil works met with an accident yesterday which only for the presence of mind of Mr. Madden would have terminated seriously. While standing in front of his horse the animal reared and pawed, striking Mr. Madden both in the shoulder and head, knocking him to the ground. He managed to catch the bridle, holding the horse's head low and dragging himself almost unconscious from beneath the hoofs of the vicious animal.

The Maxwell Rifles are progressing nicely, turning out to a man at all drills.

Dr. Lee Knight left on today's train having just received word of the death of his father, which occurred at his residence in Temple last night.


Mr. H.C. Green of Cameron and Miss Stella Battle of Maysfield were married at the Methodist church of the latter place at 3:30 this afternoon by R. Lee Scarborough. It was a pretty wedding and quite a number of Cameron people attended.

Rev. E.W. Solomon, presiding elder of the Brenham district, preached at the Methodist church tonight to quite a large crowd.

Mr. Paul Thompson, a prominent farmer of Clarkson of this county, and who shot Harrison Thomas (colored) yesterday afternoon, came in this morning and gave bond in the sum of $700. Facts show self-defense. The negro will not die.


Yesterday evening at 6 o'clock at the home of Rev. Geo. S. Clark, Mr. Alfred Nelson and Miss Zexia Stephens were quietly married. After the ceremony the couple drove to Mr. A.H. Nelson's, where a supper was awaiting them. Mr. Nelson and bride will occupy the vacant house below the depot.

The two young men that so carelessly shot into the old Troy school house Wednesday evening were Marcus Stith and Louis Holman from Belton. The patrons of the school are worked up over the affair and will prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.

The gunners went gunning for Brer Rabbit again yesterday, making a record of 165.

Miss Kennon, from Eddy, New Mexico, is visiting here [her] brother, C.W. Kennon.


Mr. Frank McCullough died at the age of 53 years at the residence of his son-in-law, Dr. Austin Mercer, at Chilton, this county, February 12, at 11 o'clock a.m. Deceased had been a long sufferer from bronchitis and was in feeble health. He recently contracted typhoid fever, which his delicate physical condition was unable to successfully cope with. When the last disease took hold of him he was in California, and was there confined to bed about two weeks. When he became able to travel he came to the home of his daughter at Chilton, living only about two days after his arrival. He was also father of Mrs. Austin Martin of Marlin.
The remains were interred in the cemetery at Marlin this Sunday evening at _o'clock.

Col. W.A. Poage of Waco, representing Evans-Snider-Buel of Chicago, was in Marlin the latter part of the week just passed.

N.E. Rayburn of Fort Worth, representing the M., K. and T. Railway company, was one of the prominent railroad men recently in this city.

Mr. and Mrs. L.Z. Harrison, who have been visiting the parents of Mrs. H., Mr. and Mrs. M. Levy of our city, leave today for Brenham, their home. Mr. Harrison is a prominent young business man of that city.

M.S. Pinski has just returned from a short stay in Bryan.

Mr. Mercer of Chilton was among the visitors to Marlin Saturday. The doctor says the Times-Herald has become one of the really good papers of Texas, and is not far behind the best.

Several citizens of Marlin expect to leave in a few weeks to search for yellow gold in the cold regions of the Klondyke country.

Mr. J.M. Kennedy leaves this evening for Sherman on business.


At the residence of the bride's father, Mr. John Mixon, Mr. Harry Koch, of Quanah, and Miss Mattie Mixon of Eddy, were united in the holy bonds of wedlock at 4 p.m. Friday. Rev. J.C.F. Kyger of Waco performed the ceremony, Mr. Koch is editor of the Quanah Tribune-Chief, a leading paper of the Panhandel, and Miss Mixon is one of Eddy's most highly accomplished young ladies. They have the best wishes of their many friends.

H.D. Pratt has just completed a very neat residence in East Eddy.

J.M. Osborne, our efficient lumberman, is erecting another large shed to make room for his increased business.

Eugene Moore, our promising young attorney, has just returned from Waco where he arranged to locate soon.

W.B. Nabors, who was stricken with paralysis about two weeks ago on the streets of Waco, has been removed home and is doing well.

Rev. J.R. Hedges of Lorena, who was summoned to the sick bed of his niece, Miss Bertha Jones, after spending several days in Eddy has returned.

Eddy has nearly doubled its cotton receipts this past season to date; between 3900 and 4000 bales have been received and there is more yet in the country.


Dr. R.L. Smith of Reisel is in the Central City.

W.M. Niblock of Tyler is in the Geyser City.

C.B. Marsh of Hubbard City is in Waco, having arrived last night.

R. Westmoreland came in last night from Hubbard City.


Joe Reed was arrested yesterday by Officers Waddell and tucker on a charge of disturbing the peace and landed in jail.

Miss Gertrude Josephine Dwyer of San Antonio, who was crowned queen of the May carnival held in this city least [last] year, will arrive in Waco Tuesday to be present at the Philo ball.

Mr. H. Minter is now the proud owner of nine golden English pheasants along with his many other pets in fowls and live stock. Mr. Minter says by next fall he expects to have ninety and nine, which will be but a beginning on what he expects to raise to help stock the woods of McLennan county.

Edwin L. Baker will give an entertainment in the chapel of Baylor university Monday night, February 21, as an impersonator Mr. Baker has won high rank and is popular with all who have heard him. He gave an entertainment in Waco about a year ago under the auspices of the oratory class which was thoroughly enjoyed.

Yesterday afternoon while Mr. Chas. W. Sheppard, clerk at the Katy freight office, was standing on the side of the buggy of R.W. Jablonowski holding the reins in his hands, the animal took fright and dashed away. Mr. Sheppard endeavored to stop the animal and in doing so was jerked forward, his head striking against the wheel inflicting painful though not serious wounds.

Mr. Tom I. Renfro, one of the oldest farmers of McLennan county, was in the city Saturday evening and was queried about the question of a new court house. Said he: "I am opposed to building a new court house. If the city of Waco wants a new court house let her get up and buy a piece of property and donate it to the county for that purpose. The piece of ground that the city hall now stands on belongs to the county and the city has no right to it. It was donated long years ago by Chamberlain to the county as a court house site. We ain't a hurtin' for a court house, the one we've got ain't near as bad as some folks make out like."

John B. Nichols of Crawford arrived in the city yesterday and in talking upon the subject of a new court house says that he does not believe the statement that the farmers as a rule are against building a new court house. Said he: "In talking with the farmers I have made it a point to dot down how they stood and I now have a list of fifty-four who favor building, while I have only three who are unfavorable. The men who own their farms are almost invariably in favor of the enterprise, while those who own no property presented hardly a man in the county will be against it."


H. Mings of Gatesville is in the Central City.

W.A. Hudson came in yesterday from Prairie Hill.

John D. Freeman of McGregor is in the Central City.

William Williams will leave today for Mexia on business.

Dan Ford is out again after a severe spell of sickness.

J.C. Baldwin of Prairie Hill is in the Central City on business.

H.P.N. Gammel of the Gammel Book company of Austin, is in the city.

Mrs. Merlyn[sp?] Clarkson of Marlin, Texas, who has been visiting Miss Nell King, left for home yesterday.

William P. Halle, representing the Cosmopolitan Magazine and Leslie's Weekly, is in the city on business.

Charles O'Neill Bryan, representing the Cosmopolitan Magazine and Leslie's Weekly, is in the Central City.

Miss Gertrude Dwyer of San Antonio, the "Texas Queen," will arrive in this city tomorrow to attend the anniversary ball of the Philo club at night.

February 15, 1898


  • T.W. Short and wife to Henry D. Williams, 24 1-10 acres, Short homestead, out of Warren & Harris surveys; $500.
  • James I. Moore to S.F. Clark, lot 2, block 10, Edgefield addition; $289.
  • G.M. Dodge to W.R. Mitchell et al, lot 16, block 2, West; $75.
  • H.C. Craig to Aug. Groppe, lot 16, block 2, West; $600.
  • John Webb and wife to B.[R.] C. Presnall, 1 acre near Patrick; $50.
  • D.K. Fitzhugh to Samuel S. Ripley et al, lot 23 and west one half 24, block 3, farm lot 29, Waco; $890.
  • W.W. Slanter et al to L.B. Swain and J.M. Swain, 24 65-100 acres Galindo eight leagues, $1.


The B.C.P. Society was reorganized Saturday evening with the following officers:
Mrs. Sam Earle, president; Miss Beulah Whaley, vice president; Miss Della Kendrick, secretary; Miss Susan Trice, treasurer. The place of meeting hereafter will be at the residence of Sam Earle the __________ Saturday at 3 o'clock p.m.

The C.E. Society held an interesting meeting Sunday night. Led by Mace Chapman.

While Dr. Ed. Graves and Prof. D.F. Quicksall were out driving yesterday evening their horse became frightened, sprang to one side and broke down one of the front wheels; he then began kicking, broke loose from the shafts and made his way into town at a break neck speed leaving the doctor and Professor in the foot of the buggy. Save only a few bruises, they were found to be alright.

C.N. Smith has been on the sick list; however, he is able to be at his place of business again.

Mr. W.D. Chapman is improving. We are glad to learn this fact.

Mr. John A. Warren is reported as being some better. However, his sickness is of a serious nature and but little hope is entertained for his recovery.

Mrs. Jack Buster of Brenham is visiting her parents Capt. and Mrs. B.J. Hendrick, at white Hall.

The court house vote is gradually growing, still showing the majority to be in favor of the court house.


The friends of Messrs. J.M., B.F. and Lindsey Foster sympathize with them in the bereavement they have just sustained in the death of their father, which occurrence took place at Weatherford Sunday.
The remains were taken to Crockett, Texas, for burial.

Mayor C.H. Bartlett, Messrs. C.T. Curry, R.S. Hunnicutt, J.A. Powers and Major Julian J. Swann, all left today for Meridian to attend district court. They are attached witnesses in a forgery case in which one Pitts is the defendant.

Miss Annie Carton, state organizer of the Ladies of the Maccabees, with headquarters at Dallas, is in the city, and will install the newly elected officers of this lodge Tuesday evening. Miss Carton is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. L. Robinson.

License to wed were issued today to Mr. J.V. Beauchamp and Miss Lena Stake.


Capt. E.F. Pecor has gone into the tape-line tailoring business at No. 411 Franklin street.

The old Kirkpatrick place, corner of Eighth and Clay streets, was sold yesterday for $10,000.

The case of John D. Freeman vs. Jack Cross is on trial in the Nineteenth district court, being a suit for land.

Yesterday was call day in Judge Earle's court, which fact brought the lawyers out in full force to the setting of the docket.

E. Corintins won the fine music box that was given away last night by drawing by the Waco Drug company to its customers.

Tomorrow evening G.W. Hamlet, Jr., Italy, Texas, will lecture in the chapel of _____ ___ ___ _____ experiences.

The Kate Matthews case recently confirmed in the court of criminal appeals will be taken up to the United States court.

Yesterday the suit of J.W. Riggins vs. Dr. T.J. Boyles of Houston filed in the Nineteenth district court was dismissed by the plaintiff.

Lizzie Brown became hilarious a day or so ago, and disturbed the peace of the Central City, and yesterday Justice Earle popped a fine of $1 against her.

The men's meeting at Y.M.C.A. hall Sunday afternoon was well attended, the special feature of the service being an address by Rev. Austin Crouch, pastor of the East Waco Baptist church.

Judge Surratt receives advices daily from the bedside of his aged mother in Laredo. Though her life was despaired of only a few weeks ago, her gradual improvement now gives promise of ultimate recovery.

Mr. Al Dirks of Galveston has purchased the Turf saloon and will in the future run it on the same high-toned plan as heretofore. Messrs. John Skinner, Eubanks and Billy Morrison are his popular assistants.

Johnnie Reed was fined $1 yesterday by Judge Earle for disturbing the peace. Johnnie didn't have the wherewith to soothe the conscience of the court, but he is robust, is Johnnie, and a mighty willin' han,' so he'll go down on the farm and plant oats for the county.

Mr. Charles Sparks, overseer of the grading gang of the public roads, will leave Precinct No. 1 today and go to Precinct No. 3, to grade new roads and level up the old ones. Just a little unfinished work will be left in precinct No. 1, owing to the very wet condition of the soil.

Mrs. W.N. Griffith, the lady who some days ago was severely burned at her home on South Fifth street near Dutton by her dress catching fire while burning trash in the back yard, is now improving very rapidly, and it is thought in a short while will be able to be out again.

Mr. A.W. Perkinson, who was so ill at El Paso a few weeks ago, has been steadily getting better since his removal to San Antonio, and is now able to leave his room. His sister, Mrs. Tasso Huff of this city is attending him, and if his continued improvement allows he will accompany her to Waco within the present week.

Messrs. J.W. Weaver, Frank Yowell and Ed Blocker are supposed to leave this morning over the Missouri, Kansas and Texas and Fort Worth and Denver railways for the west, their destination in this country being Seattle, Washington. There they will embark for the Alaskan coast and will go through Chilkoot Pass to the Klondike gold fields.


J.G. Lockeridge of Erath is in the city.

Charles Conly of McGregor is in the city.

L.M. Hatter of Moody is in the Central City.

R. Westmoreland of Hubbard City is in Waco.

D.R. Matthews of Battle is in the Geyser City.

W.M. Niblock of Tyler is in the Geyser City.

J.W. Westbrook of Lorena is in the Central City.

Dr. R.L. Smith of Reisel is in the Central City.

C.R. Marsh came in yesterday from Hubbard City.

H.C. Mills is in the Central City from McGregor.

A. Ponder of Lorena is in the city for a week's business.

C.B. Jones is in the Central City from Valley Mills.

George Moore of Moody is spending the week in Waco.

Harrison Saj of Bosqueville is in the city, doing jury service.

W.E. Stoval of Robinson spend yesterday in the Geyser City.

Rev. J.G. Kendall left yesterday for Crawford to officiate at a funeral.

R.L. Manly, a staunch planter, five miles northeast of Waco, is in the city.

E.K. Maury of China Springs is in Waco for the week, tied up on the jury.

W.B. Stanford of Hewitt will remain in Waco all this week - he is on the jury.

J.B. Nichols of Crawford is one of the jurors in the Nineteenth district court.

George F. Kincaid, who lives three miles east of the city, is in Waco on the jury.

W.H. Gorham of Bosqueville is in the Central City serving his county - on the jury.

Judge W.H. Jenkins was out yesterday ____________________ his sick hand.

R.C. Thompson of Axtell was a welcome visitor at the Pythian consolidation last night.

Judge Sam R. Scott arrived in the city yesterday from Marlin. The judge is here looking after his political interests.

Constable J.C. Meacham and family are in the city from Moody, and are being entertained at the home of Deputy Sheriff Tilley.

Hon. R.H. Harrison was called home last Saturday night on account of the illness of his family. It is expected that he will return to the city today.

Miss Lady Griffith spent Sunday in this city with her mother, Mrs. W.N. Griffith, and returned home to Lorena yesterday, where she is teaching school.

W.L. Beckham of Greenville, but once a citizen of Waco, is in the city shaking hands with his many old friends. Mr. Beckham will remain several days.

Mrs. J.B. Scarborough, accompanied by Mr. C.B. Scarborough and his daughter, Daisy, has been visiting relatives and friends in Cameron for some days.

Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Manchester leave this morning over the Texas Central for Cisco, where they will visit relatives and friends. They will be absent several days.

Sun Lewis, one of the most popular men "on the road," arrived in the city yesterday. Mr. Lewis is spoken of prominently throughout the state as a very suitable and acceptable man for railroad commissioner.

February 16, 1898


Fireman Lou Smith, who was injured in the Santa Fe wreck last week is dead.
This is the second death that has occurred on the account of the wreck near Somerville.
Mr. Smith was raised here, and has many friends, who are made sad by his death. He leaves a mother, who depended soley [solely] on him for support.

The celebrated Wilson murder case was called in Belton this morning.

Engineer McCarmich, who was injured in the Santa Fe wreck is improving slowly, and his friends have hopes of his recovery.

Mr. J.E. Yantis of Waco is expected down this week to look after his client, McGlasson, who _____________ the district court at Belton. It will be remembered that McGlasson is confined in the county jail here under ten indictments for forgery.

Mrs. J.E. Yantis of Waco will visit her sister, Miss Kate Sloan during the next two weeks.

The Craine Club at this place has enrolled about 400 members. It is thought that he will have no trouble to carry Bell county.


The democracy of McLennan county is to be congratulated on the election of Col. R.L. Johnson as the chairman of its executive committee.
This insured democratic success all along the line. All democrats up here are well pleased with the new chairman and say he is the right man in the right place. Score one for democracy.

The little babe of Mr. and Mrs. Jones died Saturday night and was buried Sunday at Bold Springs cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Williams had the sad misfortune of losing their two-year-old baby boy. He was taken sick with croup Saturday morning and died Sunday about 2 o'clock, and was buried at Bold Springs cemetery.

One of Mr. Cal Brown's little boys is very sick with pneumonia.

The editorial in Sunday's Times-Herald on Mr. Crane's candidacy has the right ring.

Mrs. D. Gibson of Marlin is in the city visiting her mother, Mrs. Major Wiley Jones, corner of Thirteenth and Washington streets, and yesterday morning Marguerite, the little three year old daughter of Mrs. Gibson, strayed away from home, but was not missed for some time. When missed a search was instituted at once. The next heard of the little one some lady had picked Margurite up on North Sixth street, something over a mile from home. The lady put the little one in her buggy and took her to the city hall, where she found relatives of the little one in waiting for her.


The following orders have been entered on the probate docket by County Judge Gallagher:

Estate of M.A. Hanna, deceased. W.M. Sleeper appointed administrator, and bond fixed at $10,000. W.A. Cassedy, Ed W. Punchard and O. Darwin appointed appraisers.

Estate of Stone minors, John T. Battle guardian, the guardian is authorized to join with the co-tenants in making a loan of $30,000 to discharge certain indebtedness against the estate.

Estate of E. Rasmussen, deceased, inventory and appraisement filed, showing the estate to be of the value of $7,025.


Waco Lodge No. 140, Knights of Pythias, held an enthusiastic meeting last night.

A very enjoyable card party was had Monday night at the residence of Dr. Young.

Only one case was before his honor, the mayor, yesterday morning in the police court, and that was an unknown, who was convicted of drunk and fined $2.50.

Sam Strausberger was arrested yesterday on two charges of exhibiting a gaming table, and in each case his bond was set at $200, which he gave just as easy.

The suit of John D. Freeman, administrator, vs. Jack Cross on trial in the Nineteenth district court, went to the jury yesterday, but so far that body has failed to agree on a verdict.

Tom McLennan and Miss Mabel McGhee Edgar arpenter [Carpenter?] and Miss Blanche Carney, Albert Englen and Miss Callie Gurtry, Robert Mangunn and Miss Hallie Russell were granted license yesterday to wed.

Last evening just at nightfall a lamp in the Arcade on Austin avenue between Fifth and Sixth streets, got cranky, the ___________________ in a jiffy was a burning ball of flame. Mr. H.C. Risher next door ran in and quickly conveyed the burning lamp to the sidewalk, where he dashed it in the street, thus averting what might have been a heavy fire.

"Why not have a good man for mayor," remarked a tax-paying citizen to the paragrapher yesterday. "What is the matter with Mr. Mills, or Lacy, or Hubby? Either of them would make a good mayor. Mr. Tom Mann is also spoken of. He would have leisure enough to devote to the duties of the office. He is capable, affable and thoroughly identified with the interests of Waco.

There seems to be an under current of determination among the live, progressive business men, and the working people of every calling in the city to force J.W. Riggins in the field as a candidate for mayor. Many suggestions have been made for others to come out, but the one man whom it now seems from a general observation over the city among all classes is that the man who will do most for the town, push it boldly to the front and make it a city is J.W. Riggins.

Yesterday morning at 11 o'clock Miss Eubank while out driving on South Fourth street, near Webster happened to an accident that came near being serious. She was driving down Fourth and the street car was coming along behind her, just as it approached within a few feet of the lady, her horse took fright and suddenly dashed across the track, just in front of the car. the car struck the buggy, which was reeling at the time, and kept it from capsizing. The horse dashed on across, and Miss Eubank was thrown out in the street, but fortunately sustained only slight injury.


Joe Earp of Coke is in the city.

H.A. Pierce is in the city from Waxahachie.

J.H. Stanberry of Midlothian, is in the city.

W.M. Niblock of Tyler is in the Central City.

Wm. Knowles of Moody is in the Central City.

A.G. Hale of Sipe Springs is in the Geyser City.

J.R. Kremer of Denison is in the Central City.

Charles Eikelberger of China Springs is in the city.

W.M. Curry came over last evening from Corsicana.

Mr. Sol Hirschberg was in Dallas yesterday on business.

Col. Wm. Cameron left the city last night for Fort Worth.

Parker Naylor, justice of the peace of the Moody precinct, is in Waco.

Miss Mollie Herring has returned from an extended visit to Austin.

W.L. Haynes, a prominent farmer of Stampede Valley, near McGregor, is in the city.

Deputy United States Marshall W.L. Burke left last night for Dallas on legal business.

Dee Cook was in the city yesterday from Marlin. He will remain some days with friends.

J.B. Simmons, of Athens, has settled in Waco, and will go into the commission business.

Frank Greenwall, traveling representative for a New York pipe house, is is in the Central City.

J.C. Collier and daughter are in the city from Moody. Mr. Collier is a prominent planter.

Henry C. Scott, president of the Citizen's Street Railway line, left the city yesterday for St. Louis.

J.N. Harris left the city yesterday for Lott to close contracts for the building of several brick buildings.

Mrs. Marie Manuel and cousin, Miss Agnes Bush, 1602 North Fifth street, visited in McGregor yesterday.

C.E. Dumas, the leading merchant of the thriving little city of Eddy, spent yesterday in the city buying goods.

G.W. Green, who has been to Dallas, Fort Worth and other north Texas towns the past week on business, has returned.

Mrs. L.L. Davis of South Eighth street went to McGregor for several days, on a visit to the family of Mr. Mavin Howis of that town.

Miss Minnie McClain, who has been the guest of her brother, Robert V. McClain, in this city for several days, returned home to Moody yesterday.

Dr. E.M. Burger will leave tonight for Austin under direction of the county commissioners court to complete the purchase of $24.00 worth of Hays' county bonds.

F.A. Christian, ex-justice of the peace, is in the city. Mr. Christian is not only a prominent man in his community, but he is all wool and a yard wide, 16 hands high, and weighs a thousand.

John Skinner Eubank is back at his old familiar stand, the Turf, which resort has just been reopened after a thorough overhauling, renovating and polishing from top to bottom. Success to the Turf.

Miss Vincent Giddings of Ennis, grandaughter of Hon. B.C. Giddings, of Brenham is visiting Miss Alma Baker. Miss Giddings possesses many charms of person and intellect, which make her deservedly popular in society at her home. She will be Miss Baker's guest until Thursday.

Hon. Richard Harrison is in the city, having arrived last night. "Farmer Dick" is feeling very happy indeed over his race for congress. The people realize that this district needs a man of brains and business ability to represent them in congress, and one whose common honesty is so indellibly stamped upon his face that he will never have occasion to write back home to friends that "a thousand chances are offered her a day."

February 17, 1898


Ed Costley, the efficient jailer of the McLennan county prison, returned last evening from Belton, where he ___ ___ ___ court as a witness in the trial of Jim Wilson, charged with the murder of young Campbell, who for so long a time clerked in the Wortham hotel in this city.

A.L. Odam and wife are in the Central City from Gatesville.

Senator Yantis is now in Belton as counsel in the ____ ______ case.

Dr. H. Humphries is in the city from Eddy.

E.L. Donelson of Eddy is in the city.

W.E. Brown of Gatesville is in the Central City.

Mose T. Westbrook of Lorena is in the Central City.

Mr. Clifford A. Foote of Yoakum came up Monday for the Philo ball as guest of Mr. Lonnie N. Lyon, returning Wednesday.

Misses Minnie, Annie and Carrie Authon of McGregor spent yesterday is in the Central City shopping.

Geo. T. Keeble was in the city yesterday from Lorena.

Col. W.A. Poage is in the city of Albany looking after the interest of the Evans-Snider-Beul Live Stock Commission company.

R.H. Brown of Calvert, the popular cattle man, is in the city. Ask to see the valentine he received.

Dr. F.W. Burger will probably not leave for Austin until tomorrow.

Jack Cross of McGregor will possibly return home today, after spending nearly a week in the city.


Messrs. Tom Primm and Walter S. Plunkett yesterday appraised the property of the M.D. Herring estate.

A.L. Carmickle, the convict contractor, ___________ yesterday morning from San Antonio, and left them with Officer Tinsley until in the afternoon, when they were conveyed to Gatesville to the reformatory.

The jury in the Nineteenth district court in the case of John D. Freeman, administrator, vs. Jack Cross returned a verdict yesterday at noon after being out twenty-four hours. the amount asked was $621 and the verdict rendered was for $459.

Mrs. L.R. Harris on or about last July raised cain up on North Second street, and was immediately thereafter arrested on a charge of disturbing the peace. She was granted bond, which she gave, and then jumped it; the bond was forfeited in court and the officers were on the jump for Mrs. Harris, she skipped the town and remained away until a few days since, when she returned; the officers got on to her presence in the city and yesterday morning Deputy Constable Cliff Torrence caught the lady, fetched her to court, where she pleaded guilty to the charge and Judge Davis quietly entered a fine against her for a dollar, which together with the costs incurred run up to the nice little sum of $21, which the lady failed to pay, hence she was socked in jail.

The horse of Mr. F.D. Banning hitched to his buggy took fright yesterday at Sixth and Mary streets, and ran away.

Joseph Hills and Jessie Richey were granted license yesterday to wed.

John Modin was arrested yesterday by Deputy Sheriff Tilley and landed in jail on a charge of shooting craps.

Mike Holiby Makes Turkey Town Hard to Catch

Mike Holby is in jail and Salem Azar's hide is still whole though it is terribly scared. Yesterday morning Salem Azar filed a complaint in Justice Davis' court charging Mike Holiby with assault with intent to commit murder, but Mike was already in jail. And both men are Turks.
It seems that the night before Mike got into some little trouble with Salem and he discharged his gun at Salem, immediately got scared and lit out for the court house with the smoking pistol in his hand and insisted that if the officers didn't allow him to give up he'd break into jail. He informed the deputy sheriff that he had shot Salem and he could go down in Turkey town and there find him dead, dead, dead. But when the officers found Salem they did not find a corpse as expected, but a live, trembling Turk with a marble face. Salem was scared nigh on to death, but did not die. So Salem filed the aforsaid complaint against Mike and Mike will come before the court this afternoon at 2 o'clock, so that Judge Davis can tell just how high or low the bond shall be filed on.

Little Andrew Crow Run Over By a Bread Wagon.

Yesterday afternoon Andrew, the little 8-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Crow was run over by a bread wagon at Sixth and Austin streets. The little fellow was attempting to cross the street and in the rush the driver of the wagon did not see the little fellow until the front wheel of his wagon had knocked him down and the two wheels passed over his right leg below the knee. The little fellow was taken into Dr. Graves' office close at hand and an examination showed the bone had been fractured.
The wound was dressed and the leg put in plaster of Paris.

February 18, 1898


Mr. and Mrs. Little went to Temple yesterday.

Elder B.H. Simpson from Eddy was in town yesterday.

Robt. Elliott went to Belton today.

McGlasson's trial comes up tomorrow at Belton and a good crowd from here will go down as witnesses.

Mrs. Schmchie is visiting in Troy this week.

Mr. Pres. Pyeart [Pycart] arrived from California but was too late to see his mother before she died.

J.M. Lawrence went over to Temple today.


Our quiet little city is in quite a state of excitement over a little shooting affray that took place yesterday between Tom Emmett and one of his employes, Tom Riddell. After a little controversy between them Riddell threw a stone at Emmett. The latter fired at Riddell, but missed him. Riddell threatened to kill Emmett and the officers are now searching for Riddell.

The great prohibition lecturer, Luther Benson, lectured here on the nights of the 15th and 16th.

Rev. Hawkins of Goldthwaite, who was called to the pastorate of the Baptist church here recently, is here trying to get his members in a working condition.

Mrs. John L. Spurhic and her two charming little children, John L., Jr., and Eleanor, left today for Galveston, where they will visit relatives and friends; in the meantime Judge L. Spurhic will go north to purchase a spring stock of goods for W.M. Maxwell.


W.C. O'Bryan of the McGregor Observer was here one day this week.

R.F. Risinger has sold out his confectionery store and moved to Waco.

County Clerk Press West has returned from attending the grand lodge meeting of the I.O.O.F. at Fort Worth.

J.E. McGuire and wife of the Central City spent a day or so this week here.

A negro boy, one of the wards of the state reformatory, broke into Mr. Robertson's house on the west side of the river, and took therefrom a watch and other articles several days ago, for which Deputy Sheriff Bates arrested him this morning and placed him in the county bastile to prevent further depredations.

In the damage suit of Henry Reno vs. C.P. Liljiblad, which has consumed the most of this week in the district court, resulted in a mistrial.


  • A.W. Gilliatt and wife to M.F. Stickell and wife, lot 8, block 3, North Beall addition to Waco; $1,025.
  • E.J. Gurley to Dennis Charleston, 39x68 1-2, Gurley 70 acres; $200.
  • M. Lasker to Laker Real Estate association, 2-9 interest in blocks 1, 2, 4 and 5 of Proctor Springs addition; $4.
  • P. Burke and wife to Charles Burke, 57 1-2 by 100 feet, South First street; $1.
  • Charles Burke to Patrick Burke, 57 1-2 by 100 feet, South First street; $1.
  • Mrs. A.G. Wallace to Nick Perella, part of block 35, Waco; $200.
  • J.R. Ramsey and wife to Richard and Josie Hoard, 10 acres Sam Burton survey; $100.
  • J.W. Cushwa to G.V. McCulloch and wife 77 by 171 feet, North Fourth street; $2,350.

Little Helen Olenbush, the six-year-old daughter of Mr. H. Olenbush, general freight agent of the Waco and Northwestern, happened to a painful accident yesterday evening.
About 6 o'clock Helen, with little Marguerite Patton and several other little girls were amusing themselves riding a small pony, while Mrs. Olenbush was away from home.
Presently, while Helen was enjoying her turn at riding, she fell from the pony, her foot caught in the stirrup and the pony began kicking up. The little one was dragged a short distance before her foot was released from the stirrup and she fell to the ground.
Mrs. Adams, who lives just across the street from the Olenbush home, witnessed the accident and ran into the street and picked little Helen up.
Dr. N.A. Olive was then summoned and on examination he found that the child suffered a fracture and dislocation of the right arm at the shoulder. The doctor attended to the unfortunate little equestrienne's injuries and she was resting nicely last night.


Mitchell Hazeby was fined $1 yesterday by Justice Earle for vagrancy.

Boston Patten was fined $5 yesterday in Justice Earle's court for vagrancy.

The Cemetery association will meet today at the Pacific hotel parlors at 1 o'clock.

Buffalo Bill was convicted of vagrancy yesterday in Judge Earle's court, and fined $5.

George Morton and Crawford Norwood were each fined $1 yesterday in Justice Earle's court on a plea of guilty to vagrancy.

Richard Burks was charged in the justice court with vagrancy, he fought his case and won out.

James Matthews filed suit for divorce yesterday morning in the fifty-fourth district court against his wife, Mrs. Dora Matthews.

Mollie Earnes filed suit for divorce yesterday morning at 11 o'clock in the Fifty-fourth district court, against her husband, Frank Earnes.

Harry Sachs is the happiest man in town. A big fine, fat 10 pound baby __________ his house yesterday morning at 9:30 o'clock.

J.W. Whitworth and H.A. Hopkins, two young attorneys fresh from law school have opened up an elegant office on the fifth floor of the Provident building.

Cland McClelland was arrested yesterday by Deputy Constable M.A. Aiken on a charge of malicious mischief committed last November. He gave bond in the sum of $35.

The ladies of the Fifth Street Methodist church having in charge the Colonial entertainment to be given on the night of the 22nd will meet Monday morning at 10 o'clock at the old Lehman restaurant on South Fourth street.

The examining trial of Mike Holiby, charged with assault to murder Salem Azar by shooting at him with a 44-Colts' pistol, came up in Judge Davis' court yesterday afternoon. After hearing the evidence his bond was set at $250, which --- the rest got cut off ---

Jim Primm is now the hero of a great squirrel hunt. Wednesday he went up the Aquilla and remained all night. Yesterday morning bright and early he started out squirrel hunting, walked 23 miles in four hours and killed 17 squirrels, and in one instance he killed two squirrels at one shot. Jim has an eye like an eagle, a nerve like steel and can tell a hunting tale just suited to the queen's taste. Jim's all right, he is.


Dr. L.B. Cranfill is in the Central City.

Ed Moore of Robinson is in the Central City.

Mr. J.M. Schrader, the capitalist of Tours, is in Waco.

Mrs. P.G. Taylor left this morning on a visit to friends in Belton.

Miss Alma Baker and friend, Miss Giddings, left today for Corsicana. She will return Monday.

R.W. Warden, deputy United States marshal northern district, headquarters at Dallas, is in the city.

Mrs. Julia Moses left last night for New Orleans, to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. Bloom. While there she will receive medical treatment.

J.S. Bradley, the populist editor and chairman of state executive committee, has returned to Waco with his family and is now running his paper in full blast.

Messrs. A.W. Cunningham, W.S. Russell, W.C. Brown and John Copeland have returned from an extended fishing trip on the Brazos at the mouth of the Aquilla creek.

Joe Brightwell returned home yesterday afternoon from a trip to Kansas City, where he took two cars of cattle. He reports Kansas City weather as fine as that we are now enjoying.

Mrs. J.C. Deane returned home last night from Dallas, where she has been visiting Granville Deane, her husband's brother, who for some time has been dangerously sick with paralysis. She reports the sick man much improved.

Friday afternoon, at the home of Mr. F.L. Carroll, 705 Speight street, the ladies of Society No 2 of the First Baptist church will receive their friends and hope to have very many callers, both ladies and gentlemen. Elegant refreshments will be served. There will be a free will offering. Hours from 3 to 7.

February 19, 1898


In Judge Gray's court to-day the jury in the case of H.P. DuBellett vs. W.H. Lewis et al. brought in a verdict for the defendants. The case of J.E. Jones vs. the St. Louis and Santa Fe Railway company was continued. The case of J.B. Adoue vs Bermeau Land and Lumber company, defendants given leave to amend, withdrawn from the jury docket and cause continued. M.A. Brown vs. R.S. Leachman, on trial.

Judge Smith's court is still occupied with the case of K. Shields against Aultman, Miller & Co.

In the county court the case of Sanborne & Warren against George H. Plowman was decided in favor of defendant.


On last evening one of the most enjoyable functions of the season was held here, the occasion being the marriage of one of old Calahan county's most charming daughters, Miss Adelia Cutbirth, oldest daughter of Mr. J.B. Cutbirth of Baird, was married to Mr. George Scott, also of Baird. The marriage took place at the residence of the bride's parents in this city and was attended by a host of friends and relatives of this popular and hospitable family.
The beautiful young bride was tastefully dressed in cream albatross trimmed with white satin pearl trimming and chiffon. Her hair was dressed with six puffs with ornaments.
The groom wore conventional black (and a happy and contented smile.)
The attendants were Miss Lizzie Scott with Mr. L. Cutbirth, Miss Ada Cooke with Mr. Fred C. Switzer.
The beautiful and impressive ceremony was performed by the Rev. C.W. Irvin, pastor of the M.E. church, after which the numerous guests were invited to a repast elegantly served. There seemed to be no end to the good things and big-hearted, jolly J.B. Cutbirth proved himself as much a host as he had already proven himself a financier.


A.M. Waugh of Eagle Lake is among the recent arrivals to seek restoration to health and strength by the use of Marlin's hot water.

Mr. W.J. Logan of Dallas is giving Marlin's hot water a trial for improvement of his impaired health.

Sam J. Jenkins, a democratic negro, in whom there is no guile, and who is also superintendent of the deaf and dumb asylum for the colored people, was in the city of late. In Burleson and Washington counties, where Jenkins was raised, his friends are legion among the whites.

Visitors are beginning to pour into Marlin. The number of health seekers in the city now is several times greater than the number at a corresponding period last year.

Mrs. J.W. Young of Dallas is in the city as a health seeker.

Marlin's fount of health-giving hot water has attracted Mr. J.P.A. Hamels of Dallas into our midst.

Miss Bessie Keigwin is visiting friends and relatives at Bremond.


L.M. Haiter of Moody is in the city.

Joe Smith of Chalk Bluff was in the city yesterday.

Zeb Vance was in the city yesterday from Downsville.

Editor Warrack of the Rosebud News spent yesterday in the Central City.

George Moore was in yesterday from Moody, circulating among his friends.

Honest John Mobley is expected to arrive in Waco tomorrow from Austin.

E.D. Wood of Hubbard City was a prominent visitor yesterday among the diarymen.

Mrs. J.E. Harris and daughter, Miss Mattie, left last night for Tocca, Ga., their future home.

Ex-Senator H. Kruttel, formerly of Burton, but now of Brenham, spent yesterday in the city.

Jean McFarland, an old McLennan county boy, but now of Parker county, is in the Central City.

Miss Lamb Crawford of Elk is now very low at the home of her brother, Guy Crawford, in East Waco.

Lieutenant Governor George T. Jester spent yesterday in the city, shaking hands with his numerous friends.

H. McEvoy, general adjuster of the Keating Implement and Machine company of Dallas, is in the Central City.

Mrs. Clifford Bruce left for her home, Memphis, Tenn., after a short visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Grider.

Mr. J.M. Vance of San Antonio, editor of the dairy department of the Texas Stockman and Farmer, is among the prominent visitors attending the Dairymen's convention.

Vorries P. Brown of San Antonio, editor and manager of the Texas Stockman and Farmer, is one of the most prominent visitors attending the meeting of the Texas Dairymen's association.

Col. W.L. Prather left yesterday for Austin, where he goes to revise the plans and specifications of the east wing to the University of Texas, which is to be built at a cost of something like $50,000. The contract for this work will be let on the 25th instant.


  • I.H. Burrus and wife to M. Holdeman, one acre F. Scranton survey, $4200.
  • City of Waco to W.S. Heard, lot 99, block 9, Oakwood, $26.
  • J.M. Hunter and wife to Geo. E. Barker, one acre Wiebusch farm, Riesel, $600.
  • Sarah Aerl to Ira Aerl, interest in 100 acres, Galindo league, love.
  • Jake Hinkels to Jack Harrison, one-half interest, 95 acres, Galindo grant, $297.
  • W.S. Hill and wife to R.J. Camp, Rabago grant, 100 acres, $1500.
  • S.C. Eager and wife to N.P. Gillespie, lot 5, block 1, Brookshire addition, Reisel, $350.


No marriage licenses were issued yesterday.

The banks of this city will all close on the 22nd, Washington's birthday.

Jim Muse was fined $5 yesterday in Justice Davis' court for assault and battery, trial by jury.

Sam Strauburger filed suit yesterday in the Fifty-fourth district court against his wife, May Strausburger, alleging adultery.

The Sewing Circle met yesterday at the home of Mrs. A.A. Peoples, which proved a most pleasant affair. Refreshments were served.

Examinations are being conducted in the office of Prof. J.K. Conyers, county superintendent of public instruction, of applicants for first and second grade certificates.

The bank of Lebanon vs. S.J. Alexander is the style of a suit on trial now in the Nineteenth district court, which is a suit for debt. The trial has not yet been concluded.

The Crawford Lodge Knights of Pythias will hold an anniversary celebration tonight in that little city. Hon. Joe W. Taylor will deliver an address tonight on this occassion and it is expected that several knights from Waco will attend.

Walter Sparks was picked up yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock on Columbus street, opposite the residence of ____ A. Hinchman, in an unconscious condition and taken to the city hospital. He is subject to those attacks and it is thought he will recover all right from this attack.

There are a couple of young dry goods clerks in the city who purchased a diamond the other day from a Mexican for $5, but it is said that after they had it examined by a jeweler they offered another citizen $2.50 to get the $5 back. These young men are located on Austin avenue not over a mile from Fourth street west.

J.M. Miller, the high cock a lorem of the Order of the Knights of the Silver Fleece, was arrested yesterday on a charge of burglary, it being claimed that he entered the local lodge room and took therefrom the charter. This is the outcome of a scrap between Miller and J.F. Van Dousen that took place some time ago. Both of these colored gentlemen claimed to be the grand high-u-monkey-monk of the order.

February 20, 1898

A Juror Goes Crazy in the Midst of a Trial.

Gatesville, Feb. 19 - Jas. Worsham, one of the jurymen in the case of Wm. Cameron & Co. versus W.M. Colgin, went insane yesterday evening. He had been complaining for a day or two with a severe headache but still served on the jury, but late yesterday evening, after the case had gone to the jury he claimed to be suffering intense agony with cramp colic and upon being informed of the fact Judge Stranghan discharged the jury and some one started with Mr. Worsham to where he had been boarding, but before they reached there he broke loose and ran off.
He was seen several times last night but could not be captured. It is supposed that he is insane and up to this hour he has not been located. He is an honest and upright citizen of this county and lives near Coryell City.
The remaining eleven jurors decided the case in favor of William Cameron & Co., defendants.
District court will adjourn today until the July term.

Temple, Texas, Feb. 19 - The man Wilson who has been on trial all this week at Belton for killing Campbell near Eddy, was given a life sentence yesterday.

Mrs. Arthur Bristow is reported to be dangerously ill at her home on Full View Heights. It is reported that her friends have very little hopes of her recovery.

Mr. W.G. Jones of Temple, has been elected vice president of the Forest association of the State of Texas.

An injunction was served yesterday on the officers of the Semer Co. of this city, enjoining them from operating their system which runs into Knobb Creek.

The Ladies' Aid Society of the Baptist Church were "at home" to their friends yesterday evening at the residence of Mrs. J.P. Hawks. They realized quite a nice little sum for the church.

The Hon. Man Trice is in the city building up his support for attorney general. He claims this as his home county.


Latest permits issued out of the county clerk's office for two harts to beat as one and enjoy the nectared sweets of married life: T.L. Turner and Miss Katie Jones, Wesley Mays and Mariah Williams, W.J. Lamar and Miss Sudie Bull, John Taylor and Vincy Sexton.

Mr. A.O. Jennings of Dallas, who makes advertising specialties his business, has just placed in the office of the Arlington hotel a large and elegant antique oak writing desk finished in first-class style. A number of the leading firms of the city are represented on the upper portion of the desk, which is designed for advertising purposes.

Wm. D. Cleveland and family and Miss Fina Cleveland are in the city to use our hot water. They are guests at the Arlington.

The hotels are lively with drummer boys.

Lillian Lewis is on the bill boards to appear at the opera house Wednesday, February 23.

C.C. Herndon of Shreveport, La., is one of the latest arrivals for the use of our hot water.

Ed R. Kene and wife of San Marcos are guests at the Arlington. The number among the many seekers after health in our city.

Mr. L.S. Ross goes this evening on a brief visit to Waco.

Mrs. Geo. W. Brown of Hillsboro is in the city for the good of her health.

Mr. W.H. Rogers, who has been in the city all of the present week leaves this evening for his home in Waco to spend Sunday. He will return to Marlin Monday to put in the tubs at the infirmary.

The reporter erred in stating that the contract had been let for enlarging the natatorium. Bids are being received for the work.


Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sanders are the proud parents of a fine baby girl, who came on the 14th.


Mrs. Fred McDonald returned to Fort Worth last Sunday.

Miss Susie Denison was in the city for a few days last week, visiting relatives.

Mrs. Foster Fort is home again after a visit of several weeks in Seguin. She was accompanied by Miss Brahan.

Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Adams left on Monday for their home in Hearne.

Mr. Julian Adoue of Calvert was in the city last week for the Philo Annual German.


Sim Sharp and Miss Eular Polk were granted license yesterday to wed.

A large number were present last night at the Y.M.C.A. rooms to enjoy an "Off Night."

J.T. Sluder will in all probability be a candidate for re-election as representative of the legislature from this county.

The suit of the Bank of Lebanon, versus S.J. Alexander, was concluded yesterday in the Nineteenth district court, and is now in the hands of the jury.

The different sub-committees of the Carnival Club finance committee all report splendid progress, several of them having raised nearly all that was expected of them.

Mr. Fred Leuders, who has in charge the Opera Sorcerer, which will be produced by local talent, has called another rehearsal for Monday night at Goggan's Music Hall.

Sixteen applicants for teachers' certificates were examined yesterday by the county examining board. Four of these applicants were white and the other twelve were colored.

The county commissioners court yesterday sold 25 bales of cotton raised on the county farm by convict labor, which brought $2,431.50, which sum was turned over to County Treasurer Burger.

Dr. B.C. Dupree left Waco some eight months ago going to New Orleans to make that city his future home. Yesterday the doctor returned, having decided that Waco is a better city than New Orleans. He will live here in the future.

Captain Sam Johnson, W.R. Kivett and H.A. Paine returned yesterday from an extended trip to Sabine Pass. They give glowing accounts of that country and believe that this will yet be one of the largest deep water ports of the south.

Ida C. West filed suit yesterday in the Fifty-Fourth district court for divorce against her husband, J.C. West alleging that he is impotent in body, cruel, jealous, and has accused her mother and sister of stealing. The petition is rare and racy.

Sol Rice, with his sons, Mark and Julius, leave tomorrow evening on the north bound Katy for Klondike. They will go direct to Seattle and from that place they will go to Dawson City, and when spring opens will start for the Klondike country, probably arriving there in June or July.

An order was issued yesterday in the Roxana Walden estate to sell the lands. The order was issued by Judge Jenkins, who is special judge in this matter under a commission issued by Governor Culberson, Judge Gallagher being disqualified for the reason that he is the administrator of the estate.

The ladies interested in the W.R.A. entertainment to be given at the Central Christian Church desire to say to the public that the date has been changed. Tickets have been sold to a great number of persons for the entertainment on February 21, the time being changed to March 2. The tickets will be good for that date.

Mr. E.E. Fitzhugh is being solicited by a number of friends to become a candidate for alderman in the Second ward. Mr. Fitzhugh's business ability and integrity are well known to the citizens of Waco, and should he become a candidate the citizens of that ward who desire a fair and economical administration of the affairs of the city would doubtless give him their support.

Yesterday the case of McLendon, Dunean & Co. versus W.G. Smith et al, was decided in Judge Davis' court, by trial by jury. The suit was for $65 and for the foreclosure of a lien on a harvester and two horses. The verdict of the jury was in favor of the plaintiffs for $65 and foreclosure of the Hen on the harvestor, and in favor of the defendants for the cancellation of the mortgage on the live stock.

Friday night thieves entered the smoke house of Mr. Stewart about 4 miles out on the Dallas road and completely robbed him of his full store house of meat, getting away with some six or eight sides of bacon, as many hams and other stuff. Yesterday morning Sheriff Baker put his blood hounds on the trail of the thieves and tracked them some distance where the trail was lost, it being supposed that the men here got in a wagon and made good their escape.


A.S. Rhea of Temple is in Waco.

C.S. Rockwood of Cisco is in the city.

Jim Crowder is on a business trip to St. Louis.

D.C. Ellison in the Central City from Temple.

R.S. Vaughan left yesterday afternoon for Galveston Island.

Prof. B.F. Dancer, principay[l?] of the Mart public schools, spent yesterday in the city.

Cullen F. Thomas is in Meridian, being called there in the Goodall trial now taking place in the courts.

A.W. Cunningham will leave this week for Falls county, to represent the Evanville Furniture company in a suit against Tarver et al.

County Clerk Joney Jones was taken with a violent chill yesterday morning at 3 o'clock, but was able to be up again late yesterday afternoon.

Walter Gresham was in Waco yesterday from the Oleander City. Mr. Gresham looks as natural as ever and has just as many friends in Waco as in days agone.

D.E. Hirsfield, for many years a resident of Fort Worth, has cast his lot in Waco, having become associated with Mr. Thomas F. Farmer in the manufacturers agency business.


  • Payne Dixon and wife to James F. Greer, lot 16, in block 1, and lot 2 in block 1, Woodward addition, $606.
  • W.E. Meek and wife to R. Stark, lot 14, in block 34, M.A. Blocker addition to South Waco, $100.
  • T.J. Knight to Tom Long, 7 1-2 acres out of the Thomas Brennan survey, $37.50.

February 21, 1898


Mr. Will Gaines and wife of Waco spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Whitsitt of this place.

Mr. Alf Whitington of Little Rock, Arkansas, is visiting Mrs. J.W. Westbrook of Lorena.

Mr. Will Norwood and his sister, Miss Amanda, are visiting their aunt, Mrs. Lee Majors.

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The barn belonging to H.C. Markham, near Kosse, was destroyed by fire of incendiary origin a few days ago, the contents along with some stock were lost.

A Disagreement at a Dance Near Troy Causes Bloodshed.

A cutting affray took place Thursday night at a dance about four miles east of here in which a man by the name of Miller was badly injured. The aggress____  __re Wilson and Jeff Gunn. The _c__er left this morning on the northbound Katy for Tennessee, presumably to avoid trouble.

Rev. A.R. Watson preached at the Baptist church today.

Ed Lawrence is having his houses changed from one lot to the other.

It was reported over the telephone this morning that McGleasson was acquitted in the Clark case.

Prof. Reynolds came in from Waco yesterday. He is talking of making his headquarters here until September next.

Dr. Claywell was called to Eddy yesterday to see his niece, Mrs. Emma Hill.

Robert Elliott attended the Dairymen's meeting at Waco Friday and Saturday.

Candidates are on the streets every day, making themselves known to the voters.

Mr. Darley arrived from Southern Texas Friday, where he has been with the Postal Telegraph company.


Whitney chapter R.A.M. had its second convocation last night and conferred the Royal Arch degrees on Prof. A.L. Smith, E.M. Barnes and Sam Strauss, Hon. Jno. P. Cox, J.S. Bounds and a number of others were over from Hillsboro to assist at the banquet.

Rev. S.R. Caruth, who has been laboring as a missionary in New Mexico and Arizona, preached at the Baptist church today. Rev. Caruth was once a banker here, and has many friends who are glad to welcome him to our town.

Major Cronice, with many others, have gotten so they can not do without the Times-Herald.

Near Garrison, Nacogdoches county, a Mr. Richardson and a negro names Joe Bates were killed and several other persons wounded by the falling in of dry kiln, under which they had taken shelter during a rain.


Mr. Bob Johnson of Ballinger is in town this week.

Miss Bertha Jones is about recovered from her recent very serious sickness.

Mrs. Prof. J.T. Johnson returned from Belton yesterday, where she spent several days visiting the family of R.H. Turner.

Miss Sallie Bowman of Mooreville spent last week with her aunt, Mrs. W.S. Morris.

Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Wood have just returned from a visit to their brother Capt. J.T. Richardson, of Lott.

Dr. A.L. Anderson's brother of Austin stopped over in Eddy upon his return from Sulphur Springs and spent a day with his brother and wife.

Mr. Terrell of Moody was in town this week with a petition to the county commissioners securing names asking the county commissioners to order a prohibition election for precinct No. 6. He secured quite a list.

Mr. Ed Carpenter and Miss Blanche Carney of Eddy were married in Bruceville, Rev. J.R. Shelton performing the ceremony. They have the best wishes of their many friends.

Miss Daisy Talley of Oenaville returned to her home from Eddy, where she has been spending several days, in the family of Dr. W. Cauthon.


Citizen of Temple Fills Himself Full of Shot

Yesterday evening about 6 o'clock Mr. I.A. Lovitt of this city accidentally shot himself.
Mr. Lovitt had started with his gun to kill a chicken, but when he went through the fence he accidentally discharged the gun, the entire charge lodging in his abdomen, horribly perforating his bowels. The attending physicians operated on him last night, removing a great many shot, but they say the chances for his recovery are few.
It is the cause of sadness all over the city as Mr. Lovitt is one of Temple's best citizens.

The residences of Conductors J.B. Conlisk and T.P. Gulpoyle were completely destroyed by fire last night.
Conductor Conlish was in Hot Springs Ark. The fire raged for quite awhile, burning all the barns and servant houses in reach.

Miss Lula Pace, one of Temple's popular teachers, spent today in Waco, visiting her sister, Miss Annie, who is a senior in Baylor University.

Is in Custody at South Bosque and Recovering.

I.A. Worsham, the juror in the case of Wm. Cameron & Co. vs. W.M. Colgin, who went insane at Gatesville yesterday during the trial of the case, an account of which was printed in this morning's Times-Herald, was apprehended today at about 11 o'clock at the residence of R.H. Foster, near South Bosque. He came to the house and asked for food. His wild appearance, he having been out all night traveling from Gatesville to South Bosque, probably along the line of the Cotton Belt, induced John Carpenter, John White and Charley Horn to bring him into the house. Dr. McGregor was sent for and gave him medical attention. It is thought that with the rest and care he is receiving he will be able to go home tomorrow.


Next Wednesday night a swell euchre party will be given at the Y.M.C.A. hall. All married folk are especially invited to be present.

Cowan Lodge No. 77, Knights of Pythias meets tonight at Castle hall, corner of Seventh and Austin avenues and will have two candidates for the second rank and a number of new applications to act upon.

Messrs. H. Dockum of this city and Mr. W.A. Marlor of Tyson, Hill county, have exchanged their home places and will likewise swap residences. Mr. Dockum heretofore owned a home on Twenty-Second and Mr. Marlor owned a hundred acre farm at Tyson. Now each has the other's property and Mr. Marlor will embark in the blacksmith business.

Neumegen's big store on the corner of Fifth and Austin avenues is now closed and these popular people are preparing to go to Weatherford. Mr. Isadore Marx of Weatherford is in the city attending to the packing of all goods left on hand. These people have been some of the most pleasant and elegant ever in Waco and they will carry with them the best wishes of this whole community.

Filled at the Anheuser-Busch Plant.

St. Louis, Jan. 11 - The employes of the "Budweiser Department" of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery Ass'n were remembered with a special gift today. The reason for the celebration was the filling of the five-hundred-millionth bottle of "Budweiser." These astonishing figures show the great popularity of this beer in American households and all over the world. 500,000,000 bottles of a single brand is a record that has been reached by no other brewery in the world, and the officers of that monster enterprise have cause to be jubilant.
Beware of imitations. --G.H. LUEDDE, Agent.


A.S. Johnson of Gatesville is in the Central City.

S.A. Cavitt is in the Central City from McGregor.

Baker Hoskins, Jr. is in the Geyser City from Temple.

John L. Snutlin[Sputlin?] and family of Hamilton are in the Central City.

J.H. Raymond, Jr., a prominent insurance agent of Austin, is in the city.

James Pattersont, a prominent cigar man of Louisville, Ky., is in the Central City.

Dr. F.W. Burger left last night for Kaufman to attend court there today, to give evidence in a case on trial.

Miss Yetta Sues, who for some days has been the guest of Mrs. Ben Fox, in this city, left yesterday evening for her home in Dallas.

Judge J.C. Matthews of Lampasas is in the city. He will leave today for Marlin and will return in a day or so to remain a couple of days further in the city.

Alf Herz, the blonde department of Herz Bros, is afflicted with a carbuncle on the back of his neck. Sid Herz, the brunette half of this popular store has things in charge.

February 22, 1898

At 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon Jno. A. Warren died at his home at Hewitt; aged 66 years. Funeral will be preached at Hewitt at 1 p.m., and the remains will be brought to Waco and interred at Oakwood cemetery. Rev. J.B. Reeves of Waco will officiate.
The deceased leaves a wife and three sons to mourn his loss. His sons are Erwin A., Cleon K. and Ulysses S. Warren, all of whom live at Hewitt. The deceased was a resident of McLennan county for twenty-one years, having come to that vicinity in 1877. He is well known throughout the county, and had a large circle of acquaintances who will be pained to learn of his death.


Jim Smith, of Lorena, is in the city.

Owen Fauntleroy, of Gatesville, is in the city.

Prof. R.A. Price, of Gholson, is in the Central City.

Sheriff Emerson of Falls county was in the city yesterday.

Dr. A.J. Sewell, of McGregor, is in the Central City.

J.R. Campbell of West spent yesterday in the Central City.

Editor W.P. Harris of the West Times spent yesterday in Waco.

Hon. D.H. Hardy left yesterday for the democratic pow-wow at Dallas today.

J.A. Jones, of the Texas Printing Company of Fort Worth, is in the Central City.

The invincible and only original Mose Harris returned yesterday from a business trip to Corsicana.

Col. W.L. Prather has returned from Austin, where he went to look over plans and specifications for a wing to the University, and let the contract out for building the same.

Miss Tine Middleton, teacher in the Troy high school, and Miss Minta Nohie, teacher of music and elocution in the same school, are visiting Mrs. J.T. Jordan, corner Flint and Twentieth streets.

Doctor Riveroll will open his office on the 1st of March, over the First National bank.
Temporarily gives consultations at his residence, 426 North Eleventh street, from 9 to 12 a.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Telephone, 504.


Rufe Sparks was fined $1 yesterday in the police court for drunk.

Five county convicts were taken down to the county farm yesterday.

Elsie Bishop was taken out of jail yesterday by the Rescue Home people, who paid her fine of $8 or $9.

Jerry Whitney and Miss Ada Robinson, J. Herreford and Miss Idelee Jones were granted license yesterday to wed.

The bond of W.M. Sleeper was approved by the probate court yesterday as administrator in the estate of M.A. Homer.

A man by name of Williams, whose modesty forbids his telling his first name, to be enrolled on the police record, was fined $1 yesterday in the police court.

Henry Sims was arrested yesterday by a police officer upon charges of petty theft. It is alleged that he got a ten dollar bill off of one fellow and a quarter from another.

Mr. J.W. Bailey, builder and contractor, who lives in the Second ward, is spoken of as a probable candidate for alderman in that ward. Mr. Bailey is a gentleman of the first water, and has friends by the score.

Charley Williams alias Fowler of McGregor, got into a scrap yesterday with two coons, Alice Moore and Lizzie Settles, "Box Car Belle" Everhart was standing close at hand, so she lit in and "hope de white man out." But Charley is now charged with aggravated assault and battery.

Mr. W.O. Brown of this city received word yesterday that the charge filed against him in Falls county of assault with intent to murder had been withdrawn from the court by the attorney for the state. This charge grew out of the shooting scrape which Mr. Brown was unfortunately forced into at Rosebud a short time ago, a full account of which appeared in the times-Herald at the time. Mr. Brown was out no a bond signed by some thirty or forty of the leading citizens of Waco, who stood ready to render the gentleman all assistance necessary.

February 23, 1898

W.L. Bowman Shoots a Negro Through the Neck.

Hubbard City, Texas, Feb. 22 - This evening W.Q. Bowman shot a negro named Tom Lamons. The ball entered the neck under the chin and came out under the right ear, causing a painful though not necessarily fatal wound. Mr. Bowman gave a $500 bond to appear before the grand jury next month.

Cards are out announcing the marriage of Riley Westmoreland of this city to Miss Mineola Adkison of Italy, Ellis county, to take place at the latter's home on Tuesday, March __ latter's home on Sunday, March __.


Mr. Worsham, the crazy juror was brought in yesterday and adjudged of unsound mind by a jury and upon the promises of his friends to keep him he was taken to his home at Coryell City yesterday evening.

Another man who was acting suspiciously yesterday, out six or seven miles from town, was brought into town today, charged with being crazy. Upon investigation by Judge Taylor he was found to be deaf and dumb and in destitute circumstances, but was not crazy. He said his name was McAdams and has a brother, also deaf and dumb, living near Ruth, where he was taken this evening.


Dr. J.B. Young of Moody is in the city.

T.J. Buckner is in the city from Moody.

Andrew Holloway was in the city yesterday from Elk.

Mr. Boyle, representing the Dallas Brewery, is in the city.

Prof. Harry Miller, the well known dancing teacher of Fort Worth, is in the city.

Lucile, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Penry, is quite sick with bronchitis.

Dr. F.W. Burger returned last night from Kaufman, where he has been for the past three or four days.

Hon. R.H. Harrison came in yesterday afternoon from Salado and is shaking hands with his hosts of friends.

During the absence of Dr. Burger from the city Mrs. Burger has been taking care of the treasurer's office most efficiently.

W.A. Poage returned yesterday from Sulphur Springs, Texas, where he went in the interest of his live stock commission house.

F.D. Adams of the American Express company, St. Louis, accompanied by G.C. Taylor, of Dallas, route agent, paid the Waco office a pleasant call yesterday. They expressed themselves as very much pleased with Waco and its business outlook.


The Hotel Palmo is undergoing some very material changes.

A.E. Ennis was fined $25 yesterday in the police court for carrying a pistol.

Waco Lodge No. 140, Knights of Pythias met last night and did work in the different ranks.

Felix Love was arrested yesterday by Deputy Sheriff Lee Davis on a charge of theft under $50.

J.H. Bringle and Miss Wilemouth Sanders, Mart Cahill and Miss Cattimer Buchanan were granted license yesterday to wed.

Cowan Lodge No. 77, Knights of Pythias held a magnificent meeting Monday night, doing work in both the first and second ranks.

Deputy United States Marshal W.L. [Burke?] _______________ St. Louis where he went to deliver Wm. Stoune, wanted in that city on a charge of misappropriating postoffice funds.

Thomas Goggan & Bro. have furnished the Times-Herald with a copy of the latest thing in sheet music, entitled "The Jetties' March," two step, composed in honor of Galveston's exit to the sea.

Suit was filed yesterday afternoon in the Fifty-fourth district court by S.C. Olive vs. L.A. Pardo for $2,100, and for foreclosure of a vendor's lien on real estate known as the Agnes Taylor tract as shown by partition of the Davis Guriley [Gurtley] estate, deceased.

Prof. J.S. Tanner of Baylor university, delivered his lecture: "Bible in Higher Education," last night at the Polytechnic Institute, Fort Worth. This was by request of Dr. Loyd of Fort Worth, who heard the address recently at the Superintendents' association in Temple.

The McGregor Christian church case is still on trial in the Nineteenth district court. Yesterday all evidence was given in and counsel on both sides delivered their argument, with the exception of one concluding speech of the plaintiffs' that will be heard this morning, when the case will than go to the jury.

February 24, 1898

From West

Little Oscar, the two-year-old baby of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Brown, is very sick.

G.A., the two-year-old baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Campbell, is on the sick list, but is better today. His sickness prevented J.R. Campbell from attending the district court at Vernon, where he was attached as a witness in a murder trial.

Mrs. Pick, aged 78 years, suffered a fall at Yoakum which broke her leg in two places.

L.J. Jones committed suicide at Belcherville, Texas, by shooting himself in the head.


The death of Mr. John A. Warren has cast a gloom over the town and entire community. Mr. Warren had been a citizen of this county for a number of years. He first settled about three miles north of Hewitt, at which place he engaged in farming for several years. He then sold out and invested in land at this place, which was then only a switch on the Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad. He then began devising plans to build up a town. The sale of lots soon began and in the meantime he opened a lumber yard from which material was supplied for building.
Thus Hewitt has grown from a switch to the present beautiful, hustling town, and thus it is seen that Mr. John A. Warren whose remains were borne to their last resting place today, might be justly considered the pioneer of Hewitt.


Mr. J.Q. McCannon is back from an extended stay in Uvalde, where he had been in quest of health.

Miss Nannie Wollett left this morning for her home in Ennis.

Mr. and Mrs. G.O. Turk formerly of Waco, now of Dallas, spent yesterday in the city.

The Ben Hur performance by local talent at the opera house last night was most acceptable rendered. Some exceptionally good amateur work was done.


Dr. Silas Ballard was in town yesterday. He has just returned from a prospecting tour in California.

Mr. Jim Berry, from Belton, was in town yesterday.

F.M. Nichols goes to McGregor today.

Mr. Orand, of the Cooper Grocery company of Waco, is in town today on business.

R.B. Elliott is postmaster today, while Bonner is absent.

Dr. W.L. Harrison is in Waco attending the Christian church trial.

Mrs. P.G. Taylor, from Waco, is visiting here.

Young Folks Have a Rabbit Chase and Kill Three Horses.

Tuesday morning a gay party of young folks had a great time chasing jack rabbits, and now the Humane Society at Waco is having a great time chasing down all sorts of rumors and preparing to handle those who had a hand in the death of the three horses killed by the ride. The crowd was chaperoned by Mrs. J.W. Baker, T.N. McMullen and wife, William Downs and wife, and Dr. Ralph Conger and his mother. In the party were the following: Ned Marshall and Miss Drane, Luther Boas of Fort Worth and Miss Culver, Bailey Slayden and Miss Chandler; Howell McCullough and Miss Seley, Dero Wood and Miss Marshall, Hernando, Wood and Miss Beasley, B.P. Hutchinson and Miss Ashburne, Lee Davis and Miss DeSaussure, Henry V. Morgan of New York and Miss Gillespie, William Higgins and Miss Parrott, William Cameron and Miss Kellett, Will McCall and Miss Cameron, C.M. Seley and Miss Long, A.L. Connally and Miss Johnnie Baker, Sid Burrows and Miss Pa_e, Robert Parrott, Jr., and Miss Downs, and Walter Gregg and Miss Alma Baker.
They were in buggies and surries and went to the large Conger farm beyond China Springs, leaving here about 10 a.m. and arriving there about noon, or shortly thereafter. The object of the trip was for a rabbit hunt, or chase, and the young folks had all they wanted of it and the horses too much.
Twenty-one jack rabbits were captured, but it is said three horses, died from being driven too hard, and it is the killing of the horses that the Humane Society is investigating.

The Y.M.C.A. Boys Return From Corsicana

The members of the Y.M.C.A. of Waco who went to Corsicana Tuesday night, leaving this city at 7:15 p.m., returned yesterday morning at seven o'clock and report a magnificent time. The following were in attendance:
Knox White
E.W. Hander
H. Stolte
Joe Goddard
M.L. Hargrove
E.A. Turner
Charlie Sanders
Walter Dobson
Otto Schneider
W.A. Caperton
Walter Dobson
T.E. Phillips
Willard Taggart
H.B. Harrington
Messrs. Joe Goddard and T.E. Phillips, two of the Waco boys, did some very excellent gymnastic work while in the oil city.
At night the visitors were treated to the supper they so richly earned after a severe fight with the oil city team.
The evening meal was interspersed with music and toasts offered as follows:
"Our Guests," "How It Happened - The Victory," "How It Happened - The Defeat," "The Y.M.C.A.," "The Ladies," "The Geyser City," "The Oil City."


Mosieur Oscar Jannasch is back from a trip abroad, selling drugs.

Rev. Sharp, a prominent farmer of Troy, spent yesterday in the city.

Tom Harris, a well known stockman and farmer of Hubbard City, spent yesterday in Waco.

A.D. Starling, the merchant at the Bosque bridge, was in the city yesterday buying goods.

John Holstead, a prominent stock man and farmer of Speegleville, spent yesterday in the city.

E.K. Smith of China Springs and candidate for constable of Precinct No. 4 spent yesterday in Waco.

Hon. John L. Peeler of Austin, one of the most prominent and successful lawyers of the state, is in the city on legal business.


Improvements are being made on the street car track on Twelfth street near Austin avenue.

R.G. Wright has just finished his residence on Preston street in East Waco and moved into it yesterday.

Messrs. E.H. Smith, Sam Whaley, Lee Yance and Capt. Davis are preparing to get off to Klondike within the next few days.

In the probate court, in the estate of Paul Howard Dorsey, minor, P.W. Dorsey has filed application to be appointed guardian.

In the estate of Mrs. M.A. Hanna, deceased, the bond of William Sleeper, administrator, for the amount of $10,000 has been approved by County Judge Gallagher.

In the estate of Maria Battle Woodward, deceased, application has been filed by W.T. Woodward for the probate of the will and appointment as administrator.

The Christian church case was concluded yesterday morning at 10 o'clock in the Nineteenth district court, and Judge M. Surratt took the matter under advisement.

Howard Mann filed suit yesterday in the Nineteenth district court for divorce from his wife, Pearl Mann, alleging adultery, and naming R.B. Parrott as co-respondent.

B.H. Hill et al vs. A.L. Jones et al is the style of a suit filed yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Fifty-fourth district court, in which the plaintiffs sue for $500 on open note.

Tuesday night past, Misses Ida Ainsworth and Ida Brinn, two teachers in the Robinson public schools, gave a most splendid entertainment, which was highly enjoyed by a great number of people. The program consisted of music, recitations, tableaux, etc.

Sheriff Baker received a telephone message from Reisel yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, saying that Dr. Morris was in a critical condition, that early yesterday morning the doctor had been able to see out of one eye, but later in the day he became blinded again, and had not seen since. The physicians say he is liable to die at any moment.

Yesterday morning Dick Sehnon's mule team took fright in East Waco and ran away. They started in on Elm street at the railroad, ran up Elm to Dallas and hurried out that street for about a mile, when they struck deep sand and had to give the job up as a bad one. For nearly half a mile Miller Winton ran on horseback just ahead of them beating them in the face with his hat, but nothing outside of the deep sand phased them.

Jim Smith was arrested yesterday on a warrant charging him with the theft of clothing from the Lone Star Clothing company. It will be remembered that the place was burglarized some time ago, and since then a systematic search has been made for the articles. The warrant was made on the information of an employe of the store who claims to have identified some of the lost articles. Smith was arrested by Police Officer Woods on a warrant. He is a brother of "Nubby" Smith, who was recently arrested charged with the burglary of Wood Brothers' place of business.

The will of the late Maria Battle Woodward was filed yesterday in the probate court by William T. Woodward, survivor. It bears date of Nov. 9, 1897, and was witnessed by Mrs. Helen A. Conger, Lois C. Harman and Adelbert Desney. The testator wills her entire interest in the joint community estate of herself and husband to her three children, William, Edgar and Esther, to be divided equally between them, share and share alike. The survivor, William T. Woodward, is appointed independent executor without bond, and is to take charge of the estate without any proceedings in court, and apply it to the benefit of the children, to be paid to them when they shall each reach the age of twenty-one years.

February 25, 1898


At the residence of W.J. Blair in this city yesterday evening at 1 o'clock, Mr. Carl Armstrong of Hillsboro and Miss Minnie Scott of this city were married, Rev. S.S. Scott officiating. The happy couple left on the Cotton Belt for Hillsboro, their future home.

Sheriff Lanham came in last night with J.C. Puckett and lodged him in jail. He, with others, is charged with the Cash lynching four years ago.


  • Louis Hanson et al to A.F. Rising, 39 by 101 feet, Ross and Ninth streets, $5.
  • W.J.G. McIlhaney et al to J.H. Denman, Jr., lots 3 and 4 in block 3, Thompson's addition to McGregor, $122.50.
  • M.A. Dowls and wife to J.H. Denman, Jr., lot 5 in block 4, Thompson's addition to McGregor, $65.
  • Frank F. Finks, special master to W.W. Seley, lot 3, block 2, Waco, lot 6, block 2, Waco, $300.
  • Mary A. Blocker to D.R. Gurley, Jr., 654 acres, Galindo league, $8000.
  • J.W. Earp to Joe Earp, 174 acres Sam Evitts' survey, $3460.
  • W.H. Earp to J.W. Earp, 73 acres Evitt's survey, $1500.
  • P.H. Pogue and wife to J.H. Connor, 225 99-100 and 122 23-100 acres O'Campo grant, $10,890.


Mrs. McGleasson and children left this morning for Waco, where they will reside in the future.

Miss Rigeway, a music teacher of Waco, was in town yesterday.

Mr. F.P. Bowen has a right sick babe.

The depot and section house are undergoing a coat of paint.


Alonzo Williams and Miss Malinda Smith were granted license yesterday to wed.

Wm. Stoune, the man whom Deputy United States Marshal Burke conveyed to St. Louis a few days since, pleaded guilty in the courts to appropriating postoffice funds and was given two years in the penitentiary.

Attorney General Crane will formally open his campaign at Temple next Saturday. It is probable that a large number of Wacoites will attend the meeting. The Missouri, Kansas and Texas announces special rates on that occasion.

Chairman R.L. Johnson of the county democratic executive committee has made the following appointments to fill vacancies: E. Meredith of Crawford, member from precinct No. 7, vice F.G. Ewing, moved from the county; J.B. Johnson, member from precinct No. 2, vice J.D. Parraet[sp?], moved from the county.


J.W. Richie is in the city from Abbott.

Zeb Vance was in the city yesterday from Downsville.

A.B.R. Bell of Hewitt spent yesterday in the city.

Jeff Avery was in the city yesterday from China Springs.

Pink Sparks was in the city yesterday from Downsville.

William Williams will go to Whitney to day on business.

W.H. Parks was in the city yesterday from his dairy a few miles out.

George Scarborough is now quite sick at his home on Eighth and Speight streets.

Mr. and Mrs. Littlefield, Jr., will occupy the Dennis cottage, 1413 North Fifth Street, after March 1.

Ike Simon of Galveston is in the city visiting his father, B. Simon and his sisters, Mrs. Kiersky and Mrs. A.M. Pollock.

Mrs. Chas. Munroe, who has been quite ill for the past week at her home, No. 922 South Fifteenth street, is now somewhat better.

Joe Smith of Chalk Bluff was in the city yesterday. He says the road gang is putting roads in his vicinity in first-class condition and corn planting is about finished by the farmers around him.

The many friends of Mrs. N.A. Harris regret to learn of her departure from Waco. She goes to Wolfe City next Saturday morning for a week's visit, then to Gaffney, S.C., her future home.

E.J. Ashburn, the hustlin, live stock agent of the Illinois Central railway, is just back from a business trip to Little Rock where he captured several train loads of cattle for his road.

Mrs. H.B. Snead and children left yesterday for Evergreen, La., on a visit to her parents. She was accompanied by Miss Esther Johnson, who has been a guest of her household for some weeks, and who now returns to her home in Evergreen.

February 26, 1898


Hamilton is on a boom with good prospects for a railroad.

S.P. Price is having a roomy addition made to his grocery store and dry goods room double decked.

Misses Lillian and Alice Nicholson, who have been visiting their old home here for the past few days, have gone to their respective places of employment, the former at Van Alstyne and the latter to Caldwell.


The Keith case was called in Belton yesterday and nearly all of Temple are attending the trial. Keith is the slayer of Col. J.C. Adams, who was murdered here about a month since.

Mr. I.A. Lovitt, who accidentaly shot himself last Saturday, is reported to be slowly improving. This will be wonderful if he does get well for his bowels were so badly shot that about fifteen inches of an intestine had to be removed, besides it it thought that he is shot through the kidneys also. The people of this city are rejoicing that there are hopes of his recovery.


Yesterday morning at 5:40 o'clock Mrs. Jane Carroll died at the family residence of Mrs. R.N. Palmer, No. 1325 Franklin street, aged 31 years. The funeral will take place from the St. Paul's Episcopal church this morning at 10 o'clock. Interment at Oakwood cemetery.


The following matters were disposed yesterday in the Nineteenth district court before Judge M. Surratt:

7997. Harriet A. Anderson vs. Hannah Ford et al., final judgment of petition.

8008. The Cooper Grocery company vs. J.D. Moore et al., J.W. Watson, intervenor. Judgment was rendered for the plaintiff for the amount of note sued on and the foreclosure of lien and for J.W. Watson for the amount of note sued on by him and the foreclosure of vendor's lien and against the plaintiffs as endorsers for the amount of his note. To which the plaintiff excepted and gave notice of appeal.

Application was made to Judge M. Surratt for a writ of habeas corpus for Jim Smith, who was given an examining trial before Justice Davis in the justice court on a charge of burglary and held on a bond to await the action of the grand jury. The applicant feels that the bond is exorbitant and not warranted by the facts hence his application for a writ of habeas corpus. The writ was granted by Judge Surratt at 2 p.m. yesterday and made returnable to his court at 9 o'clock this morning.


About 6 o'clock last evening Jimmie Hopkinson, son of Mr. John Hopkinson, manager of the Slayden Kirksey woolen mills, had his skull fractured.
Jimmie is about 13 years old. He was out in the yard at their home, No. 1814 Austin avenue, when some young boys were throwing rocks at pigeons and one of the stones thrown fell upon his head fracturing the skull in a very serious and dangerous manner. Dr. N.A. Olive, assisted by Drs. Curtis and Gardner, performed the operation of elevating the skull from the brain where it was very much imbedded. The little fellow's wound is considered quite serious.


Mrs. Hogan is soon to have built a neat cottage on North Twelfth street between Morrow and Burleson streets.

Deputy Constable M.L. Aiken captured an organ yesterday at the home of Jim Givens to satisfy a judgment for the same, rendered in the justice court.

Mr. I.C. Lachman, an old Waco boy, left on the 5:50 north bound Katy yesterday evening for New York city, where he will in future reside. His many friends regret to see him leave, but wish him the greatest success in his new home.

The Salvation Army have secured a new hall, located at 420 1-2 Franklin avenue, over Kellner Printing Company's office. It is a large, well-ventilated room. They will begin meetings at the new hall Tuesday evening, March 4. All are cordially invited.

Report was received yesterday afternoon from Reisel to the effect that Dr. Morris, who was shot by Mose King a few days since, is much improved, though not at all out of danger. It now seems that he will lose the sight of both eyes.

Captain A.H. Miller has made requisition to military headquarters for blankers, ammunition, canteens and some other equipments necessary to fit the Waco Bicycle corps in first-class condition, and from this a report was circulated on the streets yesterday that the "boys" were preparing for war.

In reporting the suit of Mrs. Ora Daniel, filed in the Fifty-fourth district court, it was stated that she had brought suit against the American Benevolent association, and these people now claim that it is a mistake. If it is a mistake and we take it for granted it is, the mistake was made on the part of the attorney who brought the suit by his endorsing the above on the back of the petition, when in the body of the petition the American Benevolent Legion of Dallas is named.


  • Chas. L. Sanger to B. Ettleson, one-third interest in 275 1-2x184 1-2 feet, North Eighteenth street, Hobson survey, $1200.
  • Sarah Aerl to Alta Texas Hatch, part of H.E. Davis survey, affection.
  • C.B. Shead et al. to M.H. Shead, 74 3-4 acres W.R. Shead survey, $156.50.


L.W. Woods of Austin is in Waco.

W.E. Hurlbert of Hico is in the city.

John Logan of Gatesville is in the city.

Tol Williams of Speegleville is in the city.

J.H. Gibson is in the city from Calvert.

Earl Fain and wife are in the city from Tyler.

Dr. T.E. Cranfill has gone to Chicago on a visit.

W.J. Saunders of Gatesville is in the Central City.

J.P. Williams of Lorena spent yesterday in the city.

Ben Avery of China Springs spent yesterday in Waco.

Elden Stovall of Robinson, was in the city yesterday.

L.B. Black of Limestone county is in the Central City.

Walter Beasley of Bosqueville spent yesterday in Waco.

R.M.C. Kelly came in yesterday from China Springs.

B.F. Toler, a prominent merchant of Reisel, is in the city.

Lee Mullins of China Springs spent yesterday in the city.

Col. Hooper of Lorena was in the Central City yesterday.

A. Eichelberger was in the city yesterday from China Springs.

J.W. and T.C. Westbrook are in the Central City from Lorena.

Pat Cunningham of McGregor spent yesterday in the Geyser City.

George Elms, alderman at large of the city of McGregor, is in Waco.

Tol Thomas, a well known dairyman, has gone to Marlin on business.

Capt. Trice of Hewitt has gone to Starr county on a visit to his son.

E.W. Punchard of Reisel, ex-justice of the peace, is in the Geyser City.

W.Q. Christian, the mayor of Elk, is in the Central City, shaking hands with friends.

"Uncle Jimmie" Cox came in yesterday from Erath. He is as young and gay as ever.

Tom Harrison spent yesterday in the city. He reports farmers busy down near Harrison.

H.C. Babb, one of the best live stock men on the road, is in the city looking after the interests of his company.

Bill Davis, candidate for tax assessor is now out amount the "boys at the forks of the creek" hustling votes.

J.P. Parker, the live representative of the Maverick-Clark Printing Co., of San Antonio, is in the Central City.

J.L. Harris, general live stock agent of the Union Stock yards of Chicago, is in the Central City. He reports the cattle outlook in Texas very encouraging indeed.

Bob McMahan came in yesterday from Farr. Bob is one of the workers that organized democracy can always depend upon.

Mrs. W.C. O'Bryan of McGregor returned home yesterday after spending several days in the city, the guest of Mrs. J.H. Boyett.

Travis F. Jones is expected back home today from Arizona, where he has been for some time, endeavoring to drive a purchase on a cattle ranch.

Contractor John M. Vines is in the city, having returned yesterday afternoon from Gatesville, where he went to land a couple of convicted boys in the reformatory.

Morris Carroll of Gholson, an old ex-member of the democratic county executive committee, was in the city yesterday. He is still the same old staunch, substantial democrat as of yore.

Maj. Coleman, city marshall of Marlin, was in the city yesterday, enroute home from a visit to Beeville, where he attended a reunion of Green's Brigade. Mr. Coleman says "the boys" are rapidly falling off, and only a few more years is left for the luckiest of them.

February 27, 1898


In the Nineteenth district court, Judge M. Surratt presiding, the following cases were disposed of yesterday:

Exparte Jim Smith, habeas corpus hearing at 9 a.m., Smith had been given a preliminary hearing in the justice court on a charge of burglarizing the house of the Lone Star Clothing company, and after a hearing was held on a bond of $200, the defendant made application for writ of habeas corpus, alleging the facts did not justify that amount of bond.
After hearing the application for habeas corpus Judge Surratt remanded the defendant to the custody of the sheriff.

The hearing of the motion for alimony by attorney of Mrs. Susan Sassaman vs. N.K. Sassaman, was taken up at 2 p.m., but was not heard on account of a private agreement reached by the attorneys for both parties. The case is set to be heard next Saturday on its merits.


In Judge Davis' court yesterday Claud McClelland was tried on a charge of wilfully destroying property, but the jury failed to agree.


In the Nineteenth district court the following suits were filed yesterday:

R.H. Hill vs. A.L. Jones, suit for debt of $708.52, attachment issued.

Carrie Oslin vs. Frank Oslin, divorce, abandonment alleged.


In the Nineteenth district court Judge M. Surratt, presiding, the following cases are on call for tomorrow, Monday:

6460. R.C. Storrie vs. City of Waco, damages.

7353. James I. Moore vs. G.L. Gooch, trespass to try title.

7358. R.R. Hughes et al vs. W.J. Cassaday et al, trespass to try title.

8068. Scottish American Mortgage company vs. Bart Moore et al, debt and foreclosure.

8010. Fourth National Bank of St. Louis vs. E.J. Marshall, debt.

8011. Fourth National Bank of St. Louis vs. E.J. Marshall et al, debt.


Miss Della Wilie spent Saturday and Sunday with home folks at Mount Calm.

Mr. Rowe, of Mount Calm, called on his sister, Miss Zuma Hartfield Friday.

The girls are pleased to have Miss Estelle Kendall back with us.

We are sorry to lose Miss Estie Dupree. Her father and mother have moved back to Waco.

Miss Maggie Lindsey called at Add Ran yesterday.


Miss Dee Caufield left Tuesday for Dallas to visit Miss Eula Caufield. She returned yesterday and will spend about two weeks in Waco.

Mrs. H.B. Snead accompanied by Miss Esther Johnson, left last week for Evergreen, La.

Mr. Julian Adoue has returned to his home in Calvert.

Mrs. Bolinger returned Tuesday night from Dallas, after attending the Dunklin-Harrison wedding.

Mr. and Mrs. Littlefield, Jr., will occupy the Dennis cottage, 1412 North Fifth street, after March 1.

Miss Lora Ashburne who is visiting in the country, will be home the first of next week.

Miss Somers Brown spent a few days of last week with Mrs. H.B. Mistrot.

Mr. and Mrs. Manchester are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Homer Wilson near Hewitt.

Miss Douglas Robinson arrived Sunday from Chicago.

Miss Alma Baker made a visit of a few days last week with Miss Giddings of Ennis, and from there she went to Corsicana to attend the Jester-Johnson wedding. She is at home again.

Miss Tine Middleton, teacher in the Troy High School, and Miss Minta Noble, teacher of music and elocution in the same school, are visiting Mrs. J.T. Jordan, corner Flint and Twentieth streets.

Mrs. W.A. Harris leaves today for Wolfe City, where she will remain a week before going to her future home in Gaffney, S.C.

Mrs. Frank Allen was expected yesterday from Austin.

Mr. and Mrs. John H. Harrison, who attended the Duklin-Harrison wedding in Dallas, returned on Tuesday night.

Miss Lucy Conoly, after a visit of several weeks with Mrs. Dickerson, has returned to her home in Marlin.

Miss Roxie Storey will be with Mrs. --illegible words-- -son.

Mrs. Emmett Anderson is expected home this week.

Mrs. J.C. Deane has made a recent visit to Dallas.

Mrs. Ransom, who has been spending the winter with her daughter, Mrs. Beaumont, left Tuesday for Corsicana.

Miss Beasley left Friday for a visit to Mrs. Greenwood in Hillsboro.

Miss Rucker spent a few days of last week with Miss Georgia Plunkett.

Miss DeSaussure will leave Sunday for her home in Memphis.

Mrs. Ash came Tuesday for a few days visit to Mrs. T. Alderman. She was expected to leave yesterday for St. Louis.

Mr. and Mrs. Adler from Neblin, Indiana, are visiting Mrs. Ike Levy Franklin.

Mrs. McGregor and Miss McGregor and Miss Lecher did not attend Mardi Gras as was expected.

Mrs. Sam Sanger, Mr. Alex Sanger and Miss Carrie Sanger are expected home from New Orleans Tuesday.

Mrs. Henry Miller has returned from Corsicana.

Mrs. Michael who has been the guest of Misses Beet, has returned to her home in Galveston.

Miss Maria Goodrich has returned home to Marlin.

Miss Beer and Mr. Abe Beer, who went to New Orleans last week for the Mardi Gras festivities, will remain over several weeks.

Mr. and Mrs. Cullen F. Thomas have returned from Corsicana.

Mrs. Eugene Crowdus of Dallas, is visitnig her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Olive.

Mrs. Gabrielski of San Antonio, is the guest of Mrs. Friedlandev.

Mrs. Jones of Claremont, New Hampshire, came Wednesday to visit Mrs. Chas. Dean on North Eleventh street.

Mrs. Julia Moses has gone to New Orleans to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bloom.

Mr. and Mrs. Allison Harrison arrived Tuesday from Dallas. They are with Mr. and Mrs. John R. Harrison.

Mre. [Mrs?] James Carter accompanied by Willie, Edgar and Esther Woodward have returned from a week's visit to Mrs. Goodrich in Marlin.

Mrs. W.H. Johnson of Dallas spent Thursday with her niece, Mrs. H.H. Shear.

Miss Friend will go over to Dallas soon as an invited guest of the Shakespeare Club.

Mrs. Nellie Hinchman and Miss Del Orand have returned from a visit to Whitney.

Mrs. Rounsavall goes to San Antonio on the 8th of next month for a visit of about two weeks.

Mrs. Kirk is expected to leave for St. Joe, Mo., the last of the week.

Miss Culver, the charming guest of Miss Cameron, will terminate her visit next Saturday.

Mrs. Hurley of Philadelphia, is expected as the Lenten guest of Mrs. Wm. Cameron.


On account of the death of Dr. J.M. Smith, brother of Prof. R.E. Smith, which occurred at San Antonio in the 18th inst., school was suspended all of last week and the latter part of the week before. The remains of Dr. Smith were brought to Crawford for interment. Rev. John G. Kendall of Waco conducted the services, very much to the comfort of all the bereaved.

Bertha Woods, the little adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Woods, has been confined to the bed for several weeks with typhoid fever, but we learn with pleasure that she is now convalescent.

Mr. Elmer Brown is suffering very much from an attack of acute rheumatism, but we hope his suffering will be of short duration and New Orleans permanent injury result therefrom.

Rev. Mr. Gasoway, a minister on whom the Methodist conference has closed its doors owing to his views on sanctification, preached at the Ocee school house last Sabbath to a large congregation. Sunday night Jesse P. Jones, a young licentiate, preached his first sermon at the Baptist church to a crowded house. Mr. Jno. Srader, who has been living in Crawford the past six months, has moved back to his ranch at Ocee.

Mr. Vaulter Srader has just returned from Dallas where he has been attending school.


The Jennings gin and contents were burned last Thursday night situated about half way from here to McGregor on St. Louis and Southwestern railroad. No insurance.

Dr. D.M. Jordan has fully recovered from his late in illness and has returned to Galveston.

Sam Kestner who about Christmas stuck a nail in his foot, is now just able to be out again.

Mr. J.P. Hodge of Waco was in town this week on business.


It was ordered by the commissioners court of this county at the session just adjourned that County Judge B.H. Rice be authorized to employ a competent civil engineer to aid in the selection of a bridge site and drawing plans and specifications, and for superintending the construction and erection of same.

The county institute of colored teachers is just concluding a two days' session. The attendance has been very large and much interest seems to have been taken in all matters that came before the body for consideration.

Judge T.S. Maxey and wife of Austin, are distinguished visitors to the city. They come to test the virtue of Marlin's hot water, and will remain here about a month.

D.H. Hart and family of Austin are in the city to visit friends and be improved in physical condition by the health-giving properties of our hot water. Mr. Hart is clerk of the United States court at Austin.

Mr. Frank Burkhead has accepted a position with the American Tobacco company, as traveling salesman, and will either wait on the trade in a district in Louisiana or Central Texas.

The trustees of the public school have employed Miss Katie Barry to fill the vacancy caused in the corps of assistants by the death of Miss Alice Young.


Messrs. O.B. Wiggins and M.F. Wortham have just finished putting up an X-Ray machine for Dr. N.A. Olive. Yesterday afternoon the machine was tried and the first negative taken proved a success.

Jimmie Hopkinson, the little fellow whose skull was fractured Friday night by a rock thrown by another boy, was much improved yesterday and his wound is now considered not quite so serious as at first.

W.Q. Christian, one of the most substantial citizens of McLennan county, spent yesterday in Waco with friends. Mr. Christian lives at Farr and he says that he is for Captain Bill Davis for tax assessor of McLennan county and for Hon. R.H. Harrison for congress, and that he has a host of friends in his community who are politically speaking, like himself. No gentleman stands higher in his community than does Mr. Christian, and what he says is worth considering in politics.


  • J.N. Hathaway to J.T. Massay, lots 1,2,3, in block 16, Provident addition; $700.
  • E.S. Gause to Annie S. Gause, lot 16 in block 240, Reynold's addition; $1 and love.
  • W.A. Howard and wife to E.S. Gause, lot 5 and 6 in block 3, J.S. Waggoner addition to McGregor; $50.
  • J.C. Cook and wife to J.D. Henley, 126 acres out of the T.H. Brennan survey; $1,400.
  • J.E. Horne and wife to J.S. Hall, lots 1 and 2 in block 4, of Morri addition; $2,000.
  • J.S. Hall and wife to Lula B. Horne, part of block 1, Burleson addition; $2,500.
  • J.A. Cole to J.S. Warner, lot in Hewitt; $150.
  • W.F. Ginn and wife to J.A. Cole, lot in Hewitt; $101.
  • John L. Gantt and wife to Delia Hill, lot 11 in block 3, J.S. McLendon addition and 20 feet adjoining; $1,500.
  • Rachel Pearlstone et al to Mollie Levy, 40 1-2 x 105 feet out of farming lot 5, $14,000.
  • B.F. Armstrong to Rachel Orman, 2 lots out of Oake block 1, South Fifth street; $300.
  • J.A. Rentz and wife to Edna E. Harris, lots 13 and 14 in block 80, of Farwell Heights addition; $650.

February 28, 1898


Elder W.H. Laye, of Colorado Springs, Colo., preached in the Main Street Christian church here today.

Jeff Wicker, an industrious young farmer who lives near here, was married in Victoria county a few days ago to Miss Lela Taylor.

J.L. Guthrie, who is connected with the Central road here, and Miss Ella Epperson, who were married in Henderson county a few days ago, had never met prior to their marriage, their courtship being done entirely by letter.


Rev. Staton is the guest of Rev. A.R. Watson.

Rev. G.S. Clark delivered a sermon at the Baptist church today.

Dr. Harrison filled his appointment at the Christian Church today.

A large delegation went to hear Hon. M.M. Crane deliver a speech at Temple yesterday.

Miss Pearl Slaughter of Temple is the guest of Mr. Jo Stephens.

Frank Gunn, from Hill county, came in last night.

Mrs. J.A. Littlefield is quite sick.


H.C. Babb, the live stock hustler shipped ten cars of cattle yesterday afternoon to Chicago. Mr. Babb is a rustler after cattle shipments and his efforts are usually marked with success.

Superintendent Joe Sheppard of the county farm came in last evening with five county convicts whom he turned over to Mr. Cl__e Sparks, overseer of the road gang. They will hereafter help build good roads for the county until their fines are worked out.

On next Sunday afternoon Dr. R.C. Burleson will preach at the Baptist tabernacle at 3 o'clock on the "Sacredness of Human Life." The public is invited to attend.

Cowan Lodge, No. 77, Knights of Pythias, will hold an important meeting tonight at Castle Hall, corner of Seventh and Austin streets. Work will be done in all the ranks. Visitors in the city are especially invited to be present.

C.B. Marsh of Hubbard City, is in Waco.

John Gardner, one of Marshall's substantial citizens, is in Waco.

E.B. Becton [Beeton] is in the city from Austin.


Mrs. D.C. Bolinger will expect her calling acquaintances on Wednesday afternoon to meet Mrs. Allison Harrison.

Mrs. Lloyd Rigsley is dangerously ill at her home, No. 719 South Fifth street.

Ab Vaughan, cattle dealer and cock fighter, is just in from Axtell. He reports corn planting about through and says the cockers of Central Texas are figuring on pulling off a big main in Waco in the near future.

J.H. Lloyd, one of Blooming Grove's best known citizens, spent yesterday in the Central City. Mr. Lloyd has many friends here who are always glad to see him.

M.Y. Doke, a stalwart citizen of Blooming Grove, spent Sunday in the Central City enjoying the company of friends.

Mr. F.L. Roode, the gentlemanly representative of H.E. Bucklin & Co., Chicago, was in the city Saturday calling at the Times-Herald office and closing a contract for a large amount of advertising for his firm Bucklin's preparations, Electric Bitters. Dr. King's Discovery and Bucklin's salve are all handled by Morrison & Hefley the Old Corner druggists.

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