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McLennan County, Texas
January, 1898

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January 1, 1898

Gatesville, Tex., Dec. 31 -- (Special) Elder J.P. Nall, editor of the Word of Truth, published in this city, is very sick with fever.
The Forum printing office is being moved into the Ellis building on south side.
Mrs. J.R. Seward was buried in the city cemetery here yesterday evening.
The Atkinson hotel is undergoing repairs preparatory to being occupied by Mrs. W.J. Allen.

Marlin, Tex., Dec. 31 -- (Special) Registered at the Arlington today: F I Buford, Beaumont; W H Turner, San Antonio; H Wolfe, New York; J W Haley, San Antonio; C A Ennis, Cleveland; F H Elhorne, Dallas; Jno M King, Waco; I D Levey, Waco; J S Kendall, Honey Grove; J W Taylor, Waco; R K Blackshear, Palestine; W T McGrew, Mt Calm.

Mr. Dee Cook, now a citizen of Marlin, is circulating among his old friends.

A stiff norther is whistling like blazes down in these parts today. It began blowing last night about 10 o'clock and has gradually intensified.

Matters in general are quiet in Marlin at present. Anyway even when we do get a little "rolicky" down here, we don't shoot folks.

A social affair will be enjoyed by the society young people at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Carter, Jr., tonight.

Mrs. Bradley Linthicum entertained a number of invited friends Thursday afternoon in honor of Mrs. Prof. Welch of Houston and Miss Maggie Linthicum of Baltimore.

Marriage licenses issued today to: H.L. Benner and Katie Wensch. M.C. Foster and Vneia Hutto, R.M. Beasley and Sallie Armstrong.

Mrs. W.S. Clark entertained a party of friends Thursday evening in honor of Misses Easter and Nettles.

In The Social Mirror

On Wednesday at 11:30 o'clock in the First Baptist church the ceremony was solemnized that changed Miss Eva Virginia Allen into a young matron, Mrs. Willie West Chamberlain.
A large concourse of friends were present to witness the marriage and wish them happiness in their new life.
Miss Hutchenrider presided at the organ.
The bride, an unusually pretty girl, was gowned most becomingly in a dark blue broadcloth traveling dress. The bodice, slightly blousing, according to the approved mode was stitched with black satin braining the outlined a front and two puffs let in on the sides, of parrot green silk, a lace jabot finished the neck.
The skirt, slightly sweeping, was braided in three rows of black satin. A toque with draped velvet crown of blue harmonizing in tone with the dress was trimmed with blue wings cut steel buckle and just a touch of green in velvet leaves.
Misses Gracie Burke and Dee Caufield as bridesmaids were modishly gowned.
Miss Caufield wore a handsome gown of amethyst broadcloth with white satin vest vetted in chiffon embroidered in Dresden figures.
Miss Burke's dress was of bouele cloth with velvet jacket edged with o__er. She wore a large black velvet hat covered with ostrich tips.
The ushers were Messrs. William Sedwick, Chas. Moore, Chas. Carroll and Henry Johnson, the groomsmen Messrs. Bonham and Treadway.
Miss Allen's beauty has always been much remarked since she first grew into womanhood. Her many charms of mind and manner have endeared her to a great many friends whose sincere wishes for her greatest happiness go with her to her new home.

The Hirschfelder-Landman wedding of the 20th of December was an event of much interest to Jewish society on account of the high social standing of both parties and their general popularity.
The idea of the chrysanthemum was prettily carried out in the decoration of the Hirschfelder home from the bridal bower to the spacious dining room where bountiful refreshments were served. Miss Landman, sister of the groom, played the wedding march and Rabbi Weis conducted the impressive Jewish ceremony.
The bride wore a robe of white mousseline de sois, with flowing veil caught by an elegant diamond clasp, the gift of the groom.
After the wedding supper and an evening of merriment, Mr. and Mrs. Landman left on the southbound Katy for Houston and other places, returning to their home at Prairie Villa. Whitney, on the first of January. Among the guests were:
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Sanger, Mr. and Mrs. Lohman Sanger, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Crown, Mr. and Mrs. H. Jacobs, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Freund, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Strauss, Mr. and Mrs. H. Gross, Dr. and Mrs. S.W. Cohen, Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Sanger, Mr. and Mrs. D.E. Hirschfeld, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Rosenthal, Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Kiersky, Mr. and Mrs. Gassenheimer, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Weil, Mr. and Mrs. G.C. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Bretsford.
Misses Gross, Blanche Gross, Alexander, of La Grange; V. Gross, Gasssanbelner [Gassanhelmer?], Kiersky, Krause, Dreyfus, Frank of Marlin; Michaelson of Austin, Beeen [Ben?] Dreyfus, Peters, Sarah Peters, Beer.
Messrs. Davidson, Asher Sanger, W.W. Sanger of Temple, Jake Sanger, Alec. Sanger, Ike Seiner[sp] of Whitney, Ben and Abe Gross, Krauss, Louis Landman of Whitney; Emile Hirschfelder, Mose and Jake Hirschfelder, Block of Dallas, H. Waltesky, W__ Wise, L_p [Lep?] Lazarus and Larry Lazarus.


Mrs. Dickinson has returned from Marlin.

Mr. Walter Lacy has returned from Bryan.

Mr. Ed. Adair of Dallas is [in] town for New Year.

Mrs. James Harrison left Thursday for Lorena.

Miss Laura Yates will leave Monday for San Antonio.

Mrs. Joe Cary came down from Dallas for New Year.

_______ mother of Dr. Black, leaves for Hutto next week.

Mr. Edward Rotan returned Thursday from New York.

Miss Bessie Benel has returned to her home in Greenville.

Mrs. W.H. Roberts will be with Mrs. Downs next week.

Miss Mary Watt will terminate her visit in Hearne today.

Miss Polk of Corsicana is visiting her sister Mrs. Henry Miller.

Mrs. Webb and Mr. Graham Webb left Saturday for Albany.

Miss Knight of Dallas is visiting cousin Mrs. H.H. Shear.

Mrs. Sanger and Mrs. May left Thursday for Galveston.

Mr. Daffin of Austin was over for Philo dance Friday evening.

Miss Rita Sbisa of Bryan, will be among the New Years' visitors.

Miss Mattie Hardy will terminate her visit in Corsicana in a few days.

The arrival of Dr. and Mrs. Riveroll was an event of note Thursday.

Miss Eva Westbrook arrived Tuesday as the guest of Mrs. Tom Brown.

Dr. and Mrs. R.L. Spann of Denison, are visiting Mrs. Cutbertson.

Miss Vannie Carter left Friday for Austin to visit Miss Emma Davis.

Miss Mary Cockrill, expected guest of Mrs. W.D. Lacy, arrived Tuesday.

Mr. J.S. Davis is expected home between the 5th and 8th of the month.

Miss Gussie Alexander was the guest of Miss Carrie Robinson last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Sleeper and family, returned to Waxahachie Monday.

Miss Dollie Padgitt goes next week to enter school again in Washington.

Monday will close Miss Eugenia Price's holiday visit in San Antonio.

Mr. Will Goodman of Tyler will visit friends in the city early in January.

Mr. and Mrs. Gunnell of Marlin spent a few days of Christmas week in the city.

Mrs. Downman is not expected home until the latter part of the coming week.

Mrs. Goodrich returned to Marlin on Monday accompanied by Mrs. R.B. Dickey.

Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Johnston arrived Thursday and are now with Mrs. Downs.

Miss Mary and Hattie Cockrill will leave this week for their home in Waxahachie.

Mr. and Mrs. Worrell of Gainesville, spent Christmas with their mother, Mrs. D___on.

Miss Egan of Dallas came yesterday for the New Year's reception at Mrs. Walker's.

Miss Etta Goodman of Tyler will visit Miss Annie Higginson early in January.

Miss Shelton, of Missouri, is the guest of Mrs. T__  T. Sparks, on Columbus street.

Miss Nannie Shell Willis accompanied by Miss Smith, of Bryan, returned Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Phil. Foscue spent last week with Mrs. Whitworth on Washington street.

Messrs. Geo. Smith and Barte Sims of Bryan, came up for the Philo Christmas german.

Mrs. Henry Miller and Miss Margery are at home from their holiday visit in Corsicana.

Mr. and Mrs. Peeples have opened a cottage on Washington street near Eighteenth street.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Downs of Schulenburg, came up on Friday for the Christmas german.

Miss Sallie McCulloguh [McCullough?] of Moorville, arrives next week as a guest of Miss Vannie Carter.

Misses Lallie Marshall and Henrietta Downs returned Wednesday from a trip to Fayetville, Ark.

Mrs. R.B. Dickey went down to Marlin to spend the day with his family at Captain Goodrich's.

Miss Camille White, who is visiting relatives in Austin, will be home again in about two weeks.

Mr. and Mrs. Wallace, accompanied by Miss Lilith Gardner, left Thursday for San Francisco, Cal.

Miss Maud Kearby of Dallas arrived Friday and will spend several weeks with Mrs. W.O.Lacy.

Mr. Llewellyn Aubrey arrived home Wednesday after a pleasant visit to relatives in San Antonio.

Miss Holoway of the Add Ran University who has been visiting in Arkansas, was expected today.

Miss Nette Darrow who spent Christmas in Laredo with her sister Mrs. Austin, returned Tuesday.

Miss Johnie Baker left Wednesday for Corsicana as a guest of Miss Alice Jester. She returned Friday.

Miss Champe Eubanks returned Friday from Bryan, bringing with her as her guest Miss Bessie Ross.

Mrs. C.F. Greenwood has postponed her visit to her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. John L. Dyer, for some weeks.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom McCullough took New Year's dinner with Mr. McCullough's parents at Mooreville.

Misses Truer and Menezer of Dallas, and Miss Leah Samuels of Marlin, are the guests of Miss Hirschfelder.

Miss Nettie Myers of Dallas and Michaelson of Austin, are being entertained by Miss Jossie Alderman.

Miss Dee Canfield left Friday for Abilene to visit Miss Laura Cook. She will be absent for several weeks.

Mr. and Mrs. William Hefley took Christmas dinner with relatives in Belton and returned Christmas Day.

Miss Sadie McIntyre of Brenham, came Friday for a visit of several weeks to Miss Annie Higginson.

Mr. and Mrs. A.T. Boger of Vernon are spending the holidays with their brother-in-law, Mr. J.S. Sleigh.

Mrs. A.B. Mistrot has postponed her trip to Calvert and other points. She goes to Louisiana in February.

Mr. and Mrs. Hadley Roberts, after spending the holidays with Dr. and Mrs. Wallace, have returned home.

Mrs. L.B. Duval left last Friday to spend the rest of the winter with her daughter Mrs. Hearn of Fort Worth.

Mr. and Mrs. Adams took Christmas cheer with Mr. and Mrs. J.S. McLendon and returned to Hearne Monday.

Messrs. Geo. Smith, Webb and Sims, of Bryan, Herbert of Nashville, came over for the Philo's Christmas german.

Mrs. Ayres who has been the guest of Mrs. Gardiner for the past few weeks has returned to her home in San Jose, Cal.

Mrs. Lawrence Ross spent a few days of Christmas with Mrs. Dr. Young, and came up again yesterday for a more extended visit.

Miss Nettie Moss, who has been the guest of Miss Florence Sawyer and Mrs. Foscue leaves today for her home in Taylor.

Miss Kaulbach of La Grange, arrives tomorrow as Mrs. C.E. Smith's guest. Miss Allen of Flatonia comes the following week.

Mr. and Mrs. Forbes of St. Louis, will be pleasant additions to Waco society. They are with Mrs. Downs since yesterday.

Miss Katie Dupree, who has been visiting her grand parents, Dr. and Mrs. Wallace, during the holidays, has returned home.

After spending a few days with Dr. and Mrs. Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. George Tyler and family have returned to their home in Belton.

Mrs. Kate Scurry Terrell arrived on Thursday as the guest of Mrs. Rotan. Dr. Terrell and Mr. Roy Terrell were expected Friday.

Mr. H.A. Wilson is expected to leave tomorrow for Laredo. Mrs. Wilson will extend her visit indefinitely with Dr. and Mrs. S.A. King.

Misses Emma Manley and Florence Waggener of Dallas, and Pearle Allen of Crawford, are visiting Miss Mabel Cranfill on Provident Heights.

Mr. and Mrs. T.D. Hays, with Mr. Bowden Hays, spent Christmas with their brother, Mr. D.A. Hays, of Texarkana. They returned Tuesday.

Mrs. Gippie Denison, of the Belton Journal, accompanied by Misses Denison and Josie Denison spent a few days of Christmas week with relatives in the city.

Mrs. James Mistrot left yesterday for her home in Belton.

After spending the holidays in Georgetown Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Graves returned home Monday.

Mr. Banton Moore leaves Monday for New York to enter Columbia College. He is an intelligent and ambitious young man and will no doubt succeed well in what he undertakes.

Mr. Isam Richardson, brother of Mrs. W.A. Harris, left Thursday for his home in Gaffney, S.C. Mrs. Harris will remain several weeks longer with her sister, Mrs. J.W. Harris.

It is reported in El Paso's morning paper that the marriage of Mr. L.F. Chess was to take place on New Year's. His bride is one of El Paso's prettiest girls. Mr. Chess lived in Waco for about three years and is nephew of Mrs. G.P. Mann of this city.


Mrs. Chambers has been quite sick for two weeks, however, we are glad to say she is convalescent.

The holidays were spent very pleasantly by the twelve or fifteen girls remaining in Georgia Burleson hall. Especially Christmas evening, when there was quite a display of fireworks.

Misses Ligon, with several other Baylor students, made a short visit to Temple, being entertained by the Misses Dougherty, whom we are sorry to learn will not return.

Miss Beulah Wright was made happy by the visit of her father on the 30th.

Miss Drake of McGregor, and Miss Kilebun of Dallas, have been visiting friends in the hall the past week.

Misses Finch enjoyed a visit from their brother during the holidays.

Miss Foster has been on the sick list this week.

Miss Fancher, who is visiting relatives in Hillsboro, had the pleasant surprise of being joined by the entire family from Seymour, her home.

Misses Kate Griffith and Mabel Hamilton went to their homes yesterday to spend Sunday with their brothers, who ---illegible---.

Miss D.A. Bledsoe, who has been ill for the past two months, will resume her studies in the class room next Monday. We are sorry she does not come back to the hall, but the condition of her health is such that she has been relieved of her hall duties and will board in town.

The tea which was to have been given by Miss Killough on Wednesday last was postponed indefinitely on account of the sad news of the death of Mrs. Prather's sister.

January 4, 1898

Marlin, Tex., Jan. 4 - (Special) - Marriage licenses issued today by the county clerk: W.G. Lloyd and Mrs. Katie Bodine, J.D. Wallas and Cordio Jones, J.H. Harper and Roberta White.
Willis Long Camp U.C.V. at this place had a meeting at the opera house at 2:30 o'clock and passed resolutions upon the death of ex-Governor L.S. Ross. The resolutions had not been prepared at the time this communication went to the mail, but will be sent the Times-Herald for publication tomorrow.
Hon. I.N. Graham of Calvert is attending district court in Marlin.

THEFT OF WOOD. Deputy Sheriff Lee Davis arrested W. H. Coots on a charge of theft as bailee of two cords of wood.

MARRIAGE LICENSES. James G. White and Melinda Faulkner were yesterday licensed to wed.

W. B. Pruitt, dealer in Groceries on College Heights filed a deed of trust Monday morning, naming J. E. Montgomery as trustee. The preferred creditors are classified as follows:
Class A - Chas. R. Sparks $150, F. H. Vosley-Wright Sro.
Class B - J. F. Price $150, Clark and Dunlap of Italy, Tex., $200; Garlington, Hall & Co, $52.65, Robert Price $22, Guinan & Lastinger $106, M. U. Pruitt $106, W. W. Pruitt $500. Class C - Cooper Grocery Co. $256, Wm. Cameron & Co $360.

Remains Will Be Shipped to Sedalia, Missouri for Interment.
The remains of Ed. C. Hatton, who died at 11 o'clock Monday night, will be shipped to Sedalia, Missouri, tonight for interment. The brother of deceased is en route from there and will accompany the remains home. Mr. Hatton had been ill for several days; in fact, had been complaining for some weeks. His trouble was intussception, which is rarely curable.

Judge W. H. Jenkins will visit South Texas on legal business next week.

W. H. McWilliams has purchased a farm on the Bosque and will remove his family thither in the spring.

Banton Moore will leave in a few days for New York, where he will enter Columbia University for a year's course.

January 6, 1898


Tomorrow night the Odd Fellows install officers for the ensuing year, and all Odd Fellows in good standing and families are invited to attend.

On Friday night the woodmen of the world install officers.

Little Miss Mary Crow entertained her friends on New Year's day in honor of Miss Helen Bush of Des Moines, Iowa, who is visiting friends and relatives here. The entertainment was after the order of the Japanese.

Geo. T. Moore had his ankle sprained Monday and is going about on crutches.

Mrs. Hardin (nee Miss Juddin Levy) of San Antonio is visiting her parents here.

Editor Flack had his hand badly mashed in putting up his printing press in his new quarters.

Mr. J.W. Smallwood and Miss Ollie Dodkin were married at Osage, this county, by Esquire Edwards.

Judge T.C. Taylor has been very low with fever but is reported much better at present.

W.O. Redford, who was reported very low last week with blood poison, is very much improved now.

G.W. Mounce, of the firm of Mounce & Cagle, leaves for Waco this evening.


Mr. Allen Sanford, and attorney of Waco, was in the city on legal business today.

W.H. Thompson, Fort Worth; Jno. R. Rains, Duke cigarettes, are at the Arlington.

Bird hunting is being lavishly indulged in by the lovers of such sport in this city. A number of gentlemen leave each day for the pastures and fields near Marlin and bring in large numbers of quail.

"Uncle Josh Spruceby" will be presented at the opera house Friday night.

Mr. Cockrell, formerly with Cheeves & Linthicum of this city, leaves today for points in West Texas and then perhaps for his home in old Alabama.

The local freight train this morning on Waco and Northwestern jumped the track near the oil mill. No damage.

The people of Marlin complain of hard times, but there is no let up to the residence building and improvement that has been so strikingly in evidence here for the past two years or more.

Marriage licenses were issued this morning to R.O. Klott and Miss Emilie Kreuger.

Mr. J.E. Butler, a prominent member of the Bryan bar, was in the city on legal business yesterday, returning home last night.

There are eighteen prisoners in the county bastile. All are charged with felony cases except one.

Whist playing has become a popular diversion among the young men of Marlin. Look out for Waco.

Several of the gay bachelors of Marlin have recently made purchases of folding beds, I am told. Now, who knows but that there is really facts in certain rumors recently lauched[launched?] by the nmble[nimble?] tongue of Dame Rumor.

Several parties from Marlin went to Waco to attend the funeral of ex-Governor Ross.

Miss Carrie Clay of Independence is in the city visiting relatives.

Miss Ethel Jones, who has been visiting in Marlin, returns this evening to her home in Waco.

Miss Hollie Majors returned to her home in Waco this evening after visiting in our city.

January 7, 1898

Reported by Dilworth Abstract Office, county court house. Phone No. 471.

  • E.R. Eager to J.D. Foster, 100x195 feet at Riesel, $250.
  • F.E. McClain and wife to P.T. Vick, half interest in lot 4, block 20, Moody, $500.
  • J.F. Winn and wife to L.D. Palks, 28 acres Stephens league, $2600.
  • J.F. Combs to Geo. C. Robinson et al., tract at mouth of Waco Creek, $4500.
  • Alf Herbelin to J.B. Blomer, 189x278 1-3 feet, Blocker street, $250.
  • J.M. McGhee et al. to J.T. Strain, lots 1,2,9 and 10 and part of lot 3 and 8 of block 2, Ashburn addition, $1750.
  • H.A. Wiley and wife to Jas. Henderson eight acres Manchaca grant, $8.
  • W.E. Dupree, by sheriff, to Pontiac Buggy company, lot 4, Huff [Haff] addition, Fifth street, and lots 1 and 2, block 14, Davis homestead, $20.
  • On demand I will furnish abstracts of titles to any land in Waco or McLennan county. T.M.DILWORTH

January 11, 1898


Elm Mott seems to be having a boom this winter. There isn't a vacant house in town and quite a number of prospective settlers recently have had to seek elsewhere for a residence. Here is a good chance for our monied men to add to their income by building cottages and renting them. It is the opinion of your correspondent that if settlers could find dwellings here it would soon be a good opening for a clothing establishment and implement and hardware house.

Our late Dr. Ransom's widow and family and also her sister, Miss Annie Hart, moved to Beeville, Texas, a few days ago. One of our young men (M. Will Smiley [Smitey]) started for Gatesville the same day, but it is learned from a reliable source that his destination was Beeville, Texas, and soon after arrived there was married to Miss Hart.

Addie Myrtle camp No. 514 Woodmen of the World will hold a public installation of officers next Tuesday night, at which time addresses will be delivered by Dr. Streeter of Waco and others. A good time and quite a number of new recruits are anticipated.

Four of our young business men have recently married and located in or near Elm Mott.

Dr. Vick from Hill county has selected this city for his future residence and place of business and is building a house in a lovely place for a residence.

J.M. Beheler and wife visited friends in Hillsboro Sunday.

Christian Brothers have improved the appearance of their grocery store with new lumber and paint.

Waxahachie, Texas, Jan. 10 - (Special) - Wm. Moore, a young farmer of the Rockett community, eight miles east of here, died last night.
Possibly the most brutal murder that ever occurred in Ellis county took place at Ennis, on the Central road, last night. Mrs. Lee, a young woman and the mother of three children, was shot through the head and killed while asleep in her bed with two of her children. Her husband, Eugene Lee, is under arrest, charged with the murder. The accused is having an examining trial at this place this evening. Lee and his wife were reared here, and only moved to Ennis a few weeks ago. The dead woman was a daughter of a Methodist minister named Wadkins, who is now living somewhere in Southern Texas.

Alvarado, Tex., Jan. 10 - (Special) - By the burning of E.N. Teague's barn, four miles from here, he lost several hundred bushels of corn, besides oats and other kinds of feed. No insurance. Origin of fire unknown.
The business of the Alvarado post office for the last quarter of 1897 shows an increase over the same period in 1896.

The following announcements of society events were crowded out of Sunday's issue by the press of other matter.
Mrs. Maud Cole on Tuesday entertained the Woman's Press Club with a New England afternoon.
Having the paper devoted to this division of the Club's exhaustive study of United States history, Mrs. Cole proved to the entire satisfaction of those present that her birth state was Massachusetts, not so much by her dainty puritanical cap and kerchief, which she wore with particular grace, as the broad knowledge and keen insight of the Puritan and things Puritan displayed in a lengthy and well written paper, Mrs. Dickson read some character sketches of New England life and Miss Jones a selection from "The Courtship of Miles Standish."
Mr. Rotan's contribution to evening was said to have been an epic by an epicure, and caused much amusement by his humorous theme and witty treatment.
Music was interspersed. Such songs as "Yankee Doodle" etc., being sung with Miss Charlton at the piano, and Miss Naomi Dickson handling the violin.
All who took part in the program followed the pretty demureness of the hostess's style of dress.
The refreshments were altogether in keeping. Pumpkin pie, mince pie, cheese, doughnuts and cider were served with a most interesting candy made by the Puritans called Gibralters. Mrs. Cole sent to Massachusetts for this confection, which has been manufactured by one candy house for over a hundred years.
Mrs. Ferrell, Mrs. Russell, Miss McDaniel, Miss Motz and Miss Johnston were invited guests.

The Sans Souci club is an organization purely social in its nature, a Phoenix from the ashes of the Literary Tea which it follows in a manner, though having no offices except a president, Mrs. Maud Cole, and though preparing no program its members will not entirely exclude literary discussions.
Those who compose the club are: Mesdames William E. Anderson, Hale, Walker, Stribling, Willig, Page, Triplett, Mann, Sleeper, Foster Fort, Fannie White, Rotan, Ed., Marshall, Lindsay, Downman, John Sleeper, and Misses McDaniels and Edwards.
The next meeting of the club will be with Mr. John Sleeper.

Mrs. William Emmett Anderson before her departure for New York laid covers for a six o'clock dining last Thursday to Mr. and Mrs. Fairchild Miss Groot and Mr. Bart Moore. The table appointments were of the daintiest, the menu sans reproche and the serving in elegant form.

Mrs. George McLendon gave an informal card party on Friday morning, ten o'clock. Two tables were surrounded by Mesdames Dennis, Willig, Russell, C.E. Smith, Seley, Chatham, Pat Dean, Bain, Hefley, Hengst, May and Brazleton.
Mrs. Dennis won the first prize, a silver hat brush, and Mrs. Brazleton the consolation, a gift picture frame.
Dainty refreshments were served.

The ladies' whist club banded together to study the American lead under Mr. M.C. Parks' guidance met Saturday at Mrs. C.W. White's. Mrs. Walker, Mrs. Soley [Seley], Mrs. Ed. Talley, Mrs. Emmett Anderson, Mrs. Chatham, Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Bower are the eight ladies devoting themselves to this study.

Miss Mattie Jones entertained the Messrs. Fitzhugh and Parker on Wednesday evening, reconvening the house party that was so pleasantly entertained by Mr. Fitzhugh at his ranch near Meridian. They were Misses Pauline Carrington, Risher, Oliver and Motz, with Mr. and Mrs. Rotan and Mr. and Mrs. Will Sleeper.

Wednesday evening at "Miss Francis of Yale" quite a gay party assembled in honor of Miss Frank of Marlin. After the theater beautifully prepared refreshments were served at the Pacific, where the board had already been decorated with tasteful care.
Covers were laid for Misses Frank, Alderman and Kirksey, Messrs. Ike Sanger, Alderman and Sidney Herz.

Thursday evening was spent by a few couples in an informal style with Mr. and Mrs. Dan Weil. Whist was the amusement and those who played were Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sanger, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Sanger, Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Kiersky, Mr. and Mrs. Myer Crown, Mrs. A.M. Pollock and Mrs. Alderman.
Misses Frank Kiersky, Meyer, of Dallas, Alderman and Fannie Weil, Messrs. Asher Sanger, Louis and Frank Weil, Alderman and Meyer London.

The Reynold's Ladies Orchestra will make a tour of the state soon. they fill their first date within a fortnight at Temple. They will visit Bryan, Austin, San Antonio, Waxahachie, Dallas and other places.
The orchestra is composed of: Misses Nola Calvin, Ida Moore and Sadie Herz, first violins; Misses Millie Belle Renick, Willie May Reynolds, Julie Cohen and Freda Friedlander, second violins; vin, pianiste.

Miss Esther Ross set five tables for cards on Thursday. A lively game was the result and it "progressed quite gaily.
Miss Gussie Alexander won the first ladies' prize, a beautiful cut-glass ink stand, gold mounted, studded with brilliants.
Miss Birdie Lowenstein cut the consolation a silver manicure file and glove buttoner.
To Miss Frank of Marlin fell the booby a Mexican doilie.
The refreshments served were quite elegant and altogether delicious. The menu consisted of turkey sandwiches, celery; charlotte russe cakes, stuffed dates, olives and salted pecans.

The Home Tea on Friday afternoon gave visitors the opportunity of inspecting the building and becoming better acquainted with the nature of the work done by the ladies of the Home association as well as indulging in a social chat inspired by a cup of coffee, cakes and cheese wafers.
Mrs. Rotan, Mrs. Wallace, Mrs. Robinson and Mrs. W.T. White received the callers Miss McDaniels, Miss Reagan, Mrs. Cross and Mrs. Cole serving in the dining room.
The tea differed somewhat from the usual function in that contributions were most gladly received and when it is known that the Home, a refuge for so many poor woman and children is altogether kept up by the noble efforts of the ladies of the association and the donations from any who cares to help. It will be seen that its success should be a matter of interest to the community at large and all should lend a helping hand.
The association is always ready to receive new members and glad of every addition to its ranks.

Mrs. Frank Miller entertained in honor of Miss Maud Kearby on Friday the eve of her departure for Dallas.
Mrs. Miller's cozy home was lighted with the warmth of hospitality and the couples surrounding the tables set for cards thoroughly enjoyed each successive hand.
Miss Drane ____ __ the ___ prize, a beautiful bunch of pink carnations, tied with pink ribbons.
Mr. Lee Davis cut with Miss Motz for the consolation, no misnomer by the way, as it proved to be a box of Huyleis, and though favored by fortune, most gallantly offered "sweets to the sweet."
Most delicious refreshments of salad, wafers, olives, coffee, charlotte Russe and cake were served from a beautifully appointed dining room, decorated with Jacqueminot roses.
There were present:
Misses Parrott, Marshall, Cameron, ___, Seley, Drane, Grider, Prendergast, Downs, Motz and Kearby, Randle and Mrs. W.T. White.
Messrs. H.M.R. Smith, Davis, Tennant, Kramer, Crocker, Baum, Milstead, Bell and Lacy.

Mrs. Geo. Knight set a few tables at cards on Friday evening in compliment to Miss Knight and Miss Miller of Dallas. Hands were taken by Misses Walker, Constance Walker, Carroll, Eubank, Winter. Messrs. Marshall, Lyon, Gregg, Bassett, Irvine, Dr. Beville, Dr. Gardiner.


Miss Elise Peeler arrived yesterday from New York city on a visit to her sister, Mrs. Forrest T. Morgan, No. 912 North Twelfth street, and will remain in Texas about three weeks prior to going to Europe, where she will take a year's coaching under the old world's greatest vocal teachers. Miss Peeler is the greatest soprano the South has ever produced, her range of voice being six notes greater than the famous Melba, the grand opera queen; she reaches within two notes of Yaw's highest note and can trill on notes where that singer cannot. The power and sweetness of her voice is unsurpassed by any singer ever heard in the South.

Drs. Smith and Foster and Messrs. Wilson and Davis of Reisel were in the city yesterday.

James Shesgreen, press representative of the Lottis James company, was in the city yesterday attending to the details of the James engagement at the opera house on Thursday. Mr. Shesgreen stated that the demand to see "A Cavalier of France," Mr. James' new play, was such that "standing room only" has been the rule in every town. The new play is the greatest success that this eminent actor has ever had. He will, however, vary his repertoire here by giving "Spartacus" at the special matinee performance. The seat sale has been exceptionally large.

Hon.W.H. Jenkins was chosen special judge in the county court yesterday to try a civil case in which Judge Gallagher was recused. The case will engage the attention of the court today.

Reported from Dilworth's Abstract office, county court house, phone No. 471.

  • S.W. Bishop and wife to Sam Combs, 166 acres out of the A.A. Lewis survey, $5000.
  • T.A. Kindred to the City Savings Bank, lot 11, in Kyger addition, No. 2, $1248.
  • P.R. Easter, by trustee, to A. Symes, part of the Thos. de la Vega grant, $10.
  • James W. White et al, to Wm. White, 44 1-2 acres out of the Nicholas Moore survey, $1 and partition.
  • Wm. M. White and wife to Frank K. White, 44 1-2 acres out of the Nicholas Moore survey, $1112.
  • Ed Thompson to E.C. Earle, one acre out of tract on lot "P." subdivision Tomas de la Vega survey, $200.
  • Ernest Willenborg and wife to Louis Heine, southeast half of northwest quarter section of section 60, subdivision University lands, $1800.
  • B.G. Guy to Jim Norwood, lot 15 in Bennett's addition, $170.
  • G.W. Corder and wife to A.B. Crow, lot 10 in block 16 of Renfek addition, $1425.
  • D.M. Moore to W.T. Wilson, lots 13 and 14 and half of lot 15 in block 2 of the James I. Moore addition, $1300.

Public Installation Last Night With Literary and Musical Features.
The colored Knights of Pythias of Waco and the adjacent territory had a grand celebration last night at the city hall, the occasion being the public installation of officers of Geyser City lodge No. 23. There were literary and musical features with stage decoration and everything to make the ceremonies attractive.
The following officers of Geyser City lodge were installed.
A.J. Moore, chancellor commander.
D.J. Lyres, vice chancellor.
C.H. Thomas, master of work.
S. Perry, prelate.
D. Harkless, master of exchequer.
Charles Ford, master of finance.
G.W. Brooks, keeper of seal and records.
Ed Moore, master at arms.
Emanuel Neeland, outer guard.
Eli Hines, inner guard.
A.J. Moore, grand lodge representative.
John Dickey and Henry Johnson, trustees.

Mrs. Haddox Falls and Sustains Severe Injuries.
Mrs. Haddox, wife of Conductor Haddox of the Cotton Belt railroad, fell in Maccabee Hall yesterday afternoon, striking a chair post and sustained severe injuries. The short post of the chair struck her in the region of the heart and caused serious injury to the left chest. The left clavicle was fractured and other bruises less serious were added.
Mrs. Haddox was removed to her home and attended by Dr. Olive. The lady was resting easy at 10 o'clock last night.

The best boarding house in Waco, situated on Columbus and Sixth streets (the Daw's house.) Apply to Jos. Perry or W.H. Grider.

January 12, 1898


H.H. Stricker, the jeweler, has moved his stock of jewelry into the Saunders building on the northwest corner of the square.
J.G. McCarroll will soon begin to move his stock of groceries in the building just vacated by H. Stricker.
Work has begun on the sewerage system for the jail and court house.
The second floor of the court house, made of concrete, has been condemned and will have to be removed and a new floor put in.

Austin, Texas, Jan. 11. - At the last annual meeting of the state G.A.R. held in Houston last year, it was decided to hold their next annual meeting here. The conclave will be held in April on the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd.

DEATH OF W.R. BROWN. Note: the middle initials of Mr. Brown in the headline and the body of this article have all been transcribed correctly. It would appear the original typesetting was incorrect.
A Veteran Sporting Man Goes to His Reward.
Dallas, Tex., Jan. 11 - (Special) - William S. Brown died yesterday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Small, in East Dallas, of Bright's disease, after prolonged suffering.
The deceased was 57 years old, and was born in the state of Indiana. He was a professional gambler and known throughout the United States as one of the squarest and biggest hearted of men. He gave all sports a square deal, and never failed to respond to an appeal for charity or the help of an unfortunate brother.
Brown made a fortune in Memphis, Tennessee, where he ran the "Big 44" on Monroe street, which was famous twenty-five years ago for its oriental splendor. He was the inventor of the game of "peco," which has largely taken the place of keno, from which it differs by using the names of the common playing cards instead of the numerals. In addition to his gambling house in Memphis, he ran a lottery and had three drawings per day. This lottery was a Klondike as a money maker. But yellow jack ruined Memphis for several years and Brown pulled out, going to Pittsburgh, Pa., where he became the business partner of Frank Herdie in the pool selling business, operating on all the tracks of the country. In 1880 he opened a gorgeous house in Little Rock, Ark., with Angelo Marie as his partner. From Little Rock he removed to Texarkana, at that time one of the swiftest towns on the border. At Texarkana he made all kinds of money. He came to Dallas eight or nine years ago.
The deceased was a man of good mind. An omniverous reader, great traveler, and gifted talker, he could always get an interested audience when he was disposed to talk. There were two things he especially prided himself on, to-wit, dressing in the latest fashion and taking in all the prize fights.
Brown, like all other mortals, had his virtues and his vices. He made a great deal of money, and gave much to relieve persons in distress and to help along the struggling and unfortunate. He was in a business that is called questionable, or that was once called questionable, but which by the side of many of the gigantic business enterprises of the present day, may be called old foggyishly straightlaced in its methods of fairness.
The remains were this morning shipped to Lafayette, Indiana, for interment.

Bro. Frank Maeding died last evening at 6 o'clock. He being a member of Central Lodge No. 128, Order of the Sons of Hermann, all members of that body are requested to meet at their lodge room at 3 o'clock p.m. today to attend the funeral.
Einigkeit lodge No. 4 of the same order is also requested to attend. Funeral will take place from residence, corner Twelfth street and Ross avenue, at 4 p.m. January 12, 1897. Note: this is the correct year printed; possibly a mistake during typesetting. J.P. BAHL, President.

Reported from Dilworth's abstract office, county courthouse. Phone No. 471.

  • W.S. Heard to S.B. Hamlett, lots 3,4,5,6,7,8,9, 10, 11, block 12 of the Glenwood addition, $880.
  • J.W. Harris and wife to J.K. Furifoy [Furiloy] half acre out of the Joseph Naylor survey, $200.
  • J.M. Powers and wife to W.H. Janes and C.H. Higginson, 75 1-4 acres out of the H.T. Burton survey, $2030.
  • W.A. Staton to J.K. Purifoy [Puritoy], half acre out of the Joseph Naylor survey, $800.
  • Loss Alexander to J.M. May, south half lot 11 in block 12 of Davis & Marable addition to West, $160.
  • J.M. May and wife to R.E. Cook, lot 11 in block 12 of Davis & Marable addition to West, $900.
  • Giles Spegle to W.D. Lawson, 29 acres out of the Wm. Burns survey, $550.
  • E.B. Wilkinson and wife to Ambrose Jenkins, 16 acres out of the Wm. Hawkins survey, $640.
  • G.B. Gerald and wife to A.N. Jenkins, 16 acres out of the Wm. Hawkins survey, $1.
  • R.I. Ball to A.J. Scaweli [Seaweli], half interest in 200 acres out of the Jesse Russell survey, $1.

January 13, 1898

Fifty Human Lives Sacrificed and a Hundred More Seriously Injured.
The Storm Without Parallel in the History of the Southwest.
Have Been Established Which Are Rapidly Being Filled -- Scenes At The Morgue Are Heart Rendering in the Extreme.
Fort Smith, Ark., Jan. 12 - One of the most terrible storms that ever struck this section of the country tore through the city shortly before midnight last night.
Everything is in confusion as a result, and great destruction to life and property.
At this hour it is impossible to give anything like an accurate number of the killed and injured.
Fifty persons are reported dead and as many more are missing. Homes are wrecked by the score, and hundreds of people are without food or shelter.
The dead, as far as known, are:
Ed Farrell
Ray Farrell
Irene Farrell
John Ball
J. Kirley
John Martin
Two Lefevre boys
Joe Kiles
Mrs. Will Lawson
Frank Richardson
George Lover
George Carter
Louis Sengal
Louis Sengal, Jr.
John Martin
Silas Mincer
Harvey Rutledge
Mary Timmerman
Two women unknown
John Martin
J.J. Riley
George Carter
Mrs. Milton Burgers
Unknown man, died at St. John's Hospital
J. M. Foulse
Joe Kyle
Two Lefevre boys
Mile Kempton, Jr.
Buster Lucas
Ed Farrell
Two children
John Adams
Mrs. Charles Marurer
Frank Richardson Ritter
Woman supporsed to be Mrs. Wm. Lawson
Louis Sengle
Mrs. Holden
Mrs. Mary Shep and baby
L.W. Horles
John Boldt
The scene is one of devastation and desolation.
The bodies of four unknown persons were taken from the ruins.
Two of the largest houses of worship in the city, the Baptist and Central Methodist churches are completely destroyed.
The Brownscombe church is damaged very badly, and the towers and roof of the high school building are blown off.
The home of Mrs. Hendricks is also destroyed and all the family nearly killed.
Dr. Gate's home is completely flattened. Both of Gate's arms were broken and his wife is probably fatally crushed. The house girl is supposed to be dead in the ruins.
The Breens building, a large brick structure, is unroofed, and the wife of Luther Hunter, one of its occupants, is badly injured.
Shortly after the storm had passed the city home of J.P. Matthews east of the city, was seen to be burning up.
On the south side of Garrison avenue, Mrs. Bird's house was blown away, and Krone's two story building wrecked.
Wing Crow's house was torn down and the family caught in the wreck, but Mrs. Crow crawled in under the debris and got her children out without injury.
Mrs. Captain Rogers dug out of the ruins of her rock house and was badly injured.
R.L. Herchberg had a narrow escape from death. He was one his way home when the cyclone struck the city, lifted him off his feet and carried him quite a distance. His clothes were torn off his body and his shoulder dislocated. He also sustained injuries about the head.
The death list is growing hourly. Hundreds are injured, some fatally.
The property damage will run up to hundreds of thousands. Many fine residences are razed to the ground.
The destroyed district caught fire, and those unfortunates who were not at once extricated, perished, either burned or smothered to death.
All nurses and doctors that can be pressed into service are being utilized and scores of hospitals are being improvished[improvised?] throughout the city in addition to the regular hospitals. The morgue soon began to fill up and is at present taxed to its utmost capacity.
Additional bodies are being brought in every few minutes. The scene is a sickening and horrible one.
A heavy rain followed the cyclone, and it was probably twenty minutes before the city awoke to the fact that it was wrapped in the folds of a fearful calamity.
The fire department was called out and in les than thirty minutes Garrison avenue, especially in the vicinity of the wreck, was crowded with willing hands and inquiring friends, ready to render all the aid the emergency required. The scene in that neighborhood was some thing horrible.
Hatless men, women clad only in night clothes from neighboring houses were seeking shelter, while others were calling for aid or for some absent member of the family or a friend who had failed to escape from the wreckage.
The scene at the morgue two hours after the dead storm fiend had done its work was distressing and sickening in the extreme. Less than an hour after the elements calmed down the first body was brought in. A man named George Carter, who was killed in the wreck of the Wellington hotel, was laid upon a wooden slab. Those who saw it little realized what proportions the death toll developed. Little they realized the scores that were already dead and that in a comparatively short time that bruised body on the slab would have many companions. No attempt was made to keep the doors of the morgue closed to outsiders, and perhaps well so, for many a man came there to look not out of idle curiosity upon the features of the dead, but in search for some missing one. An exclamation of agony in more than one instance told the fact that the worst fears of the searcher had been realized. In the main, the bodies of the victims were not so badly mutilated as might be expected. Here and there was a case of sickening mutilation, as in the instance of the man who had his throat cut by a flying piece of glass, another poor fellow who had his body thrust wellnight through by a piece of two-by-four scantling hurled into his body by the terrific force of the cyclone. In other cases the features of the dead were unrecognizable. More bodies were carried in until the gray dawn broke upon the wrecked and desolated city.

Scott Crowder at Death's Door With Pneumonia.
Scott Crowder, son of Constable Harry Crowder, whose illness was announced in the Times-Herald a week ago, is lying very low at the residence of his parents. The young man was first attacked while at his grandfather's house in the country and was removed to his home in the city. His recovery is now very doubtful, pneumonia having developed in a very virulent form.


The friends of Mrs. M.L. Baker will regret to learn than on account of illness she could not render her part in Miss Crockett's recital Tuesday evening. She has been quite sick since Sunday with dengue.

J.D. Williamson is quite ill at his home on Provident Heights.

President Peters, of the Texas division of the American Cotton Growers' Protective association, passed through the city last night en route to his home in Calvert from Austin.

Zac Wilson, formerly of Waco but now a prosperous merchant of Reisel, was in the city yesterday.

Mrs. Ben Cabel of Dallas arrived last night and will be the guest of her father, Major Chas. B. Pearre, a day or two. Mrs. Cabel is en route to Victoria, Texas, for her health.

Dr. W.F. Lloyd, president of the Polytechnic college, Fort Worth, was in the city yesterday on business. The doctor is a conscientious Christian gentleman and the right man at the head of a good school.

Geo. McLendon, W.B. Hays, J.R. Hayden and A.N. Earle returned last night from Portland and Corpus Christi, where they went on a duck hunting expedition. Three days were spent at the "Gum Hollow" shooting preserve and the party bagged over 300 ducks during that time.

Death of a Noted Colored Man - Walter K. Downs.
Walter K. Downs, a noted colored man, died yesterday and will be buried today. He was a son of the famous colored nurse, Aunt Martha Downs, deceased, whose deeds of charity will be remembered in Waco for many years to come. Walter Downs was a violinist and vocalist of great ability. His mimicry was superb. He was in demand on social occasions in wealthy households, and also among the poor, for his minstrelsy was universally liked. Walter Downs' death leaves a vacancy which can never be supplied. His plantation melodies brought back to his aged and middle-aged hearers the slavery days when corn huskings and cotton pickings brought out the musical traits of the colored people at their very best. Walter was educated and gifted, but he has forever laid down the fiddle and the bow and his songs will never more move laughter or bring tears. His mourners are white and black alike. He was a popular favorite.

Clifton, Texas, [J]an. 12. - (Special) Mr. William Brashear of Iredell, while attempting to drive over the large iron bridge crossing the Bosque river at this place today, happened to a serious accident. His team became frightened at a small crack far up on the frame approach, and backed the heaviley loaded wagon off, upsetting the same, and the wagon fell on top of the mules. Mr. Brashear's leg was broken and the bone fractured and he was badly shaken up. The team was not injured. The load of flour and wagon are a wreck.
A German boy employed on the farm of G. Seedig, near town, was killed yesterday by falling off a cotton stalk breaker while in motion and the wheel passing over him. He had been here a very short time from Germany.

Reported from Dilworth's Abstract office, county court house. Phone No. 471.

  • R.L. Ball to A.J. Sewall, half interest in 200 acres of the Jesse Russell survey, $1.
  • W.S. Heard to S.B. Hamlett, 9 lots in block 12, Glenwood addition, $880.
  • M.D. Early and wife to Samuel Colcord, lots 15 and 16 in block 21, Provident addition, $2140.
  • Sam Johnson and wife to A.H. Miller, 1239.63 acres of the Ignacio Galindo grant, $30,910.
  • Thos. J. Flowers and wife to Richard J. Flowers, lot 4 in block 1 of Clark's addition to Eddy, $350.
  • R.T. Dennis to Chas. Bannister, 6 3-4 ares of the Kirkpatrick addition to East Waco, $900.
  • R.J. Deets and wife to Mattie Miles, 1 acre in Bruceville, $5.
  • James Lee and wife to Fred Meier, 48 3-10 acres of the J.A. Manchaca survey, $630.
  • N. Shaw and wife to N.W. Roberts, 50 acres of the Sarah McKissick survey, $1000.
  • Edward White to J.W. Patrick, 50 acres of the Bridget McGary league, $700 and notes.
  • Mary I. Cleveland to L.J. Cleveland, lots 1,2,3, in block 77, Mcgregor, $110.
  • A. Symes to Chas. J. Johson [Johnson], part of the Carica O'Campo grant, $280.
  • J.T. Belk and wife to B.E. Sparks, part of the A. Barnhouse and Wm. Hawkins surveys, $2648.70.
  • C.J. Brown and wife to Dr. J.O. Howard, lots 8 and 9, in block 10 and Turner, Clifton & Turner addition, $1500.

Mrs. J. Thomas Melton Surprised by Her Friends
Mrs. J. Thomas Melton, wife of the Times-Herald circulator, was surprised by a party of friends Tuesday night, January 11, and a most delightful evening was spent at her residence, corner Webster and Eighth streets. It was the occasion of Mrs. Melton's 31st birthday and some of her friends took advantage of their knowledge of this fact and gathered together the following gentlemen and ladies who composed the surprise party:
Mr. and Mrs. McJunckin, Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins, Mr. and Mrs. Ahrenbeck, Mr. and Mrs. Luckett, Mr. and Mrs. Knott, Mr. and Mrs. Owens, Mr. and Mrs. Little, Mr. and Mrs. Dicke, Mr. and Mrs. Snover, Mr. and Mrs. Gehrig, Mr. and Mrs. Sneed, Mr. and Mrs. Lazenby.
Misses Sophia Ahrenbeck, Alice Ahrenbeck, Minnie Ahrenbeck, Leonie Ahrenbeck, Lauga Daughtery, Jessie Daughtery.
Messrs. Thurman Daughtery and Will McJunckin.
The evening was spent very pleasantly and Mrs. Melton will cherish for many years the happy remembrance.

One Minute Cough Cure cures quickly. that's what you want! DEAN'S DRUG STORE.

January 14, 1898

Grist of Newsy Notes From Falls County's Capital.

Editor Geo. L. Rhea of Lott is in the city today. His entire newspaper plant was converted into ashes by the recent fire that laid a considerable protion [portion] of that city to waste, and Mr. Rhea does not think he will act the role of the great Phoenx[Phoenix] bird, and rise from the embers. He may again enter the newspaper business but will look for new and greener fields.

Miss White of Abilene is visiting her cousin, Mrs. Dr. Horne, of our city.

Miss Beulah Powers leaves for Den__n [Denison, Denton?] tomorrow for a two weeks' visit.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Powers, living in the northeastern part of the county, near Metina, sustained a sad bereavement a few days ago in the loss of their little one-year-old daughter.

Mrs. George Hill of Austin is visiting her sister, Mrs. Henry Keesee, of this city.

The new arc light has been put in at the conjunction of Commerce and Live Oak streets. "A long felt want" has been supplied.

Mr. B.C. Nettles boarded the steam cars for Waco this evening.

Lieutenant-Governor (to be) Julian J. Swann, left today on a business trip to Reagan.

Mr. Ed Schimming of the Marlin Electric Light company left today to visit the scenes around the old homestead at Herrington, Kan. He will remain about two weeks.

Mr. E.W. Soloman, Jr., left today for Georgetown to which place his father recently moved. Young Dr. Solomon has been holding a position until lately in the mercantile house of H.G. Carter, Jr.

Mr. W.H. Ross, brother of the late ex-Governor L.S. Ross, came in today from Waco on business.

Judge H.C. Lindsey failed to arrive today to reconvene district court, which he announced he would do when court adjourned Tuesday. The jurors and witnesses were on hand at 2 o'clock, according to the judge's instructions.

Messrs. J.B. Brothers and W.R. Peters are preparing to ship several cars of fat beef cattle to St. Louis. Cars have arrived for the purpose.


  • June Thomas and wife to J.E. Boynton, 14 acres O'Campo grant, $100.
  • Samuel Sanger to B.M. Wood, lot 11, Sam Sanger addition to Waco, $500.
  • E.B. Cornish to S.L. Trawick, part of block 8, Davis homestead, $3050.
  • Elizabeth Stampp to J.T. Patterson, lot 14, block 4, F. Schuler addition, $980.
  • Peter Reesing and wife to Pauline Henry, lot North Tenth street, $1000.
  • Rufus Evans and wife to A. Symes, 36x82 feet North Seventh street, Morrow survey, $35.
  • Marta Lempke to Wm. Mulder, 14 acres Manchaca grant, $1400.
  • J.B. Fowler and wife to J.B. Hassett, 4 lots, corner Fifteenth and Webster streets, $1600.


Mr. A.B. Arrowood has gone to Tyler in the employ of the St. Louis Southwestern railway.

Mr. Tillman, formerly of Gatesville, now has charge of this station.

Chas. Hartman and wife have another heir. It is a girl.

S. Kestner is still ill, but think his recovery sure and that soon.

Dr. D.M. Jordan went to McGregor yesterday on business.


Mr. J.Y. Robertson of Dallas was in town today.

Dr. Claywell went to Eddy yesterday on business.

The Postal Telegraph company is putting its line through here this week.

S.S. Bonner, the postmaster, went to Waco on business today.

E.E. Zimmerman went to Blevins yesterday.

January 15, 1898


Temple fire department has 1,000 feet of new hose.

An engine of a freight train went to pieces on the Southern Pacific near Samuel-Switch, causing a wreck in which Fireman Moeller and Brakeman Briggs were killed.

Five men under arrest in Paris for the murder of a man in Alabama will be taken to that state for trial.

Earnest Runk, a merchant of Red Rock, has disappeared mysteriously. He had quite an amount of money with him.

At a Polish dance near Bremond a man was stabbed, dying in a few minutes.

J.W. Thompson was severely hurt by a falling tree near Groesbeck.

Robert Couch pleaded guilty to horse stealing at Dallas.

Fort Worth is to have a $200,000 union depot.

A hundred miners at the Rockdale Briquette company's work struck on account of a reduction of 10 cents a ton in mining coal.

The Maverick Coal company at Eagle Pass employs 200 men.

A negro child born near Ennis this week has a double hare-lip, six fingers on one hand and six toes on one foot.

Members of the G.A.R. of Fort Worth are endeavoring to secure the pardon of Dr. Petit, now in the penitentiary at Jefferson City, Missouri.

Tramps are numerous at Rockdale.

Denton Chronicle is advocating the building of graded roads across the county at right angles through the center.

Matt McGee got two years in the penitentiary for burglary at Ennis.

Mrs. Elizabeth Lewis of Cameron Passes Away.
Died at Cameron, Texas, on the 11th instant, after a brief illness, Mrs. Elizabeth Lewis, aged 78 years. The death of Mrs. Lewis was unexpected, and has cast a gloom over our city, where she has resided for the last eighteen years. She was a most exemplary lady, a consistent life-long member of the Baptist church, and a devout Christian, universally loved and respected by all who knew her. Mrs. Lewis was the mother of the Hon. A.J. Lewis, mayor of Cameron, who had the misfortune to lose his wife in 1890, and in her old age has watched over her orphan grand children with devoted maternal care and affection. Mr. Lewis and his family have the sympathy of the entire community in his great bereavement.
The funeral took place yesterday evening, and was more largely attended than any known in the history of Cameron. All the business houses were closed, the city hall draped in mourning, the public schools were closed, and the children attended the funeral in a body.

The following cases were disposed of in the mayor's court yesterday morning: Charlie Brown, assault, $5. John Williamson, vagrancy, $1.

Pendletonville, Texas, Jan. 14 - The house of H.C. Easley caught fire from a defective flue last night, but the bucket brigade extinguished it before any serious damage was done.

January 16, 1898

Infant Two Years Old Falls Into the Fire.
Georgetown, Tex., Jan. 15 - A serious and perhaps fatal accident occurred near Jonah, this county. The little two-year-old daughter of Mr. F. Davidson caught fire when washing had been done in the yard, and when discovered, in a dog kennel where it had crept, the little one's clothing had burned almost entirely off. The child is not expected to live.


Mr. G.F. Senechal and Miss S.E. Woodland were united in marriage at the residence of the bride's mother on Blue Ridge, a community of refined people near this place, a few evenings since. Rev. M.Y. Thorton of Marlin officiated in the happy affair. The bride is an accomplished young lady, and belongs to a prominent and highly esteemed family. The fortunate groom is a wealthy and eminently respected citizen of Houston.


The newly elected officers of the Hillsboro lodge, No. 48, Knights of Pythias, were installed last night by Grand Chancellor Brown of Cleburne. After the installation Chancellor Brown delivered and address on "Pythianism."

The stock of the Potts Grocery company was sold yesterday by E.S. Crumley trustee to T.H. Bryant. Mr. Bryant will continue the business at the old stand on Elm street.

T.J. Carpenter, who was arrested a few days ago for forgery, gave bond today for $500 and was released.

Mayor Matthews is up again after a week's illness.

J.W. Nowlin made a business trip to Dallas today.

Mr. and Mrs. N.T. Loftin returned to their home in Navasota today, after a visit to their son here.

Mrs. Will McMillan, who has been visiting relatives here, returned to her home in Waco this morning.


Three marriage ceremonies in less than twenty-four hours, that is Prof. Dennis' record this week. The first couple was Mr. L.G. Dalrymple and Miss Nannie Mosely at 3 p.m.; W.H. Baker and Miss Cora Williams at 5:30 p.m., and Henry W. Dunlap and Miss Fannie Sikes at 10 a.m. Thursday.
Your reporter had the good fortune to be present at the marriage of Mr. Baker and Miss Williams, which took place at the residence of the bride's parents near Axtell, and also to be present at the supper that followed. The newly married couple left today for their future home in Cooke county, Tenn. Has the low price of cotton and the scarcity of money anything to do with the numerousness of marriages this winter?

Miss Mon__e [Montie?] Brown of Waco is visiting Dr. Cavender's family.


MONDAY - Mrs. C.E. Smith entertains at cards in honor of Misses Allen and Kaulbach of La Grange. Mrs. Sam Sanger and Mrs. Carl Sanger entertain at cards.

TUESDAY - Mrs. T.N. McMullen and Mrs. John Sleeper receive from 3 to 6 at the Philo Club Rooms, complimentary to Miss Killough.

WEDNESDAY - Miss Lora Ashburn entertains at cards.

THURSDAY - Mrs. Walter V. Fort and Mrs. H.H. Shear are joint hostesses to a Bal Poudre at the Philo Club Rooms.

FRIDAY - Misses Curtis entertain at cards in honor of the Misses Goodman of Tyler.

SATURDAY - Misses Jennings, Bessie Jennings and Johnston give a musical evening at the Y.M.C.A.

The kings and queens who rule over the realms of hearts, diamonds, clubs and spaces have held court in a truly brilliant manner this winter.
Society bends the knee to their majesties in glittering train, and each week one hostess after another throws open her elegant home and bids the elite enter in their gracious majesties' names. Flowers, perfect in bud and rich in bloom, are reflected in the mirrors and shed their fragrance through apartments already attractive with pretty hangings, tasteful furnishings and choice bric-a-brac. Delicious menus are prepared befitting those who sup with kings and queens, and every art of hospitality practiced for the pleasure of the guests.
Mrs. A.B. Meek on Tuesday was in nowise lacking in the graces of the hostess, as well as the ability to design and ___ an affair, assuming the proportions indicated by fifteen tables. Mrs. Will Beers was the guest of honor.
Mrs. Meek chose to patronize the pansy, and carried the idea in design all throughout the score cards and prizes.
The score cards were beautifully painted in this particular flower. The first prize was a hand-painted clock now in the possession of Mrs. Wm. Breustedt, the triumphant victor of many hands. Mrs. Bob Brooks captured the booby, a lamp a pretty specimen of ceramic art done in pansies.
A yellow gauze fan in the form of a pansy was the consolation.
The refreshments were beautifully served and carried out the pansy colors. Mrs. Meek has added to her laurels as an entertainer and has the distinction of being hostess to the largest card party of the season.

Mrs. Johnie Baker entertained the Philo Club on Wednesday evening. Cards were the amusement, always popular and especially enjoyable with so charming a young hostess.
The orange, black and white of the club colors were in tasteful and appropriate evidence, appearing in the ribbons that bound the sandwiches and in the colors of the fancy baskets in which the salad and ambrosia were served.
A large bow of loyal colors decorated a pretty candelabra, the ladies' prize, won by Miss Alma Baker.
Mr. Lyons became the possessor of a handsome cigar holder, in consequence of the highest score among the gentlemen, and two daintily bound volumes fell as consolation prizes to Mr. Henry Bell and Miss Ruby Randle. Six tables were set.

Misses Jennings were hostesses on Thursday in their own peculiarly charming style. Misses Higginson, Annie Higginson, Killough, McIntyre, of Brenham, Ashby, Symes, Johnston, Iona Johnston were invited to spend the morning which was passed delightfully at impromptu charades, ending with a cosy lunch spread in the prettiest style on embroidered table pieces, drawn work doilies, and other dainty appointments, the work of the hostess' own fingers. Those who are guests at these little affairs consider themselves particularly fortunate.

Miss Eugenie Price served tea to a number of friends on Thursday afternoon at her studio in the Conservatory of Music.
The raison d'etre of the occasion was the presence of her guest, Miss Daisy Swearingen, a charming San Antonio girl. Miss Swearingen presided gracefully at the tea table, while Miss Price passed the cup that cheers but not inebriates, with the addition of the most delicious pecan sandwiches.
The studio with its glowing canvasses, picturesque bits of scenery in bright colors, portraits and many interesting sketches made so effective a background to the tea table and animated group gathered around that many an incoming guest paused before entering to enjoy the scene.


Mrs. Dean who has been visiting her aunt Mrs. Robert Triplett, left Monday for her home in Kentucky.

Mesdames Lavesey and Tuly of Kentucky arrived Monday as visitors in the household of their brother, Captain C.H. Higginson. They will spend the remainder of the winter here.

Miss Eugenia Price's visitor, Miss Daisy Swearingen, of San Antonio, arrived Tuesday and will remain with her until Saturday, when she will leave for Kansas City, Mo.

Miss Willie terminated her visit to relatives in the city Friday; she has returned to Galveston.

Mrs. Greenwood and family of Hillsboro, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Jno. L. Dyer.

Miss Benton, of Pine Bluff, Ark., spent Wednesday in the city, the guest of Mrs. M.A. Cooper, while en route for San Antonio.

Miss Maud Kearby has returned to her home in Dallas.

Mr. J.T. Davis returned last Sunday from his holiday visit with his daughter, Miss Mamie, at Wellesley, Mass.

Miss Mabel Battle, who is visiting Mrs. R.B. Dickey, spent the past week with Miss Mary Taylor.

Mrs. William Massey is visiting Mrs. W.R. Shaw on North Tenth street.

Tuesday terminated the visit of Miss Ola Long of Dallas with Miss Mary Lou Sturgis.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Tibbs are visiting the family of Major Tibbs. They expect to go to Tennessee soon for their future home.

Mr. and Mrs. L.B. Chambers of Gatesville, were in the city Tuesday for Hoyt's Milk White flag.

Mrs. R.G. Patton and family spent last week with Mrs. Robert Gribble.

Saturday noted the arrival of Miss Goodman of Tyler, as the guest of Miss Minnie Lee and Carrie Curtis.

Mrs. Will Downs will probably return to Schulenburg during the coming week.

Miss Polk, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Henry Miller, left Wednesday for Corsicana.

Miss Dottie Padgitt left Tuesday for Cincinnati, where she expects to enter school.

Mrs. Rony Guy of Tennessee, will make a visit to Mrs. S.C. Olive within the next fortnight.

Mrs. Rotan left Wednesday for a weeks absence to Denton and Denison.

Mrs. Julia Henry and Miss Evans are now visiting in the household of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Bell.

Miss Sadie McIntyre has gone for a week's visit to Fort Worth. On her return she will be accompanied home by Misses Mattie and Annie Higginson.

Miss Eugene Crowdus left Tuesday for her home in Dallas.

Miss Allen is visiting her sister, Mrs. C.E. Smith.

Miss Sallie Clay Williams is spending a few weeks with Mrs. A.S. Cowan.

Mrs. T.C. Tibbs and Miss Carrie Tibbs will leave for West.

Mr. B.C. Nettles of Marlin was in the city during the week.

Mrs. L.S. Ross of Marlin came up from Marlin Tuesday for a visit of several weeks to Mrs. Dr. Young.

Miss Florence Blair will be entertained by Miss Willie of Galveston in the early Spring.

After the memorial services Sunday at College Station, Mrs. L.S. Ross will go to Huntsville for a month's visit to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rice.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Beer of New Orleans are visiting relatives in the city.

Dr. and Mrs. G.B. Foscue will be moved to the Thompson house 1010 Washington street, by the last of this week.

Miss Constance Walker left Monday for Galveston to enter school.

Mr. Goree of Galveston was in the city last week.

Mrs. Winbourne Pearce and Mrs. W.J. Pearce, the recent guests of Mrs. Dr. Graves, returned Tuesday to Belton.

Mrs. Sheppard and Mrs. Frank Allen will leave in a few days for Austin.

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis of Bosque county, will occupy the Foscue home after the removal of Dr. and Mrs. Foscue to Mrs. Thompson, 1010 Washington street.

Mr. Ellis of Austin spent Thursday in the city.

Dr. and Mrs. Graves will have for their guest soon, the mother of Dr. Graves, from Georgetown.

Mr. J.E. Egan and family made a recent visit of a few days to relatives in Marlin.

Mrs. Hicks, who has been the guest of several weeks of Mrs. Frank Allen, left last week for Austin.

Dr. and Mrs. Hale are at home to their friends at Mrs. Thompsons 1010 Washington street.

Sunday terminated the visit of Mrs. May with her sister, Mrs. Lehman Sanger, she has returned to her home in New York.

Miss Harriss[Harris?], the recent charming guest of Misses Emmie and Katie Moore left Wednesday for her home in Dallas. She was the recipient of many social courtesies while here and made a host of friends.

Mrs. R.L. Daniels will probably leave for Mexico during the week, having been detained longer on account of sickness in the family of Mrs. J.W. Harris.

The numerous friends of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Toby, Jr., will be sorry to learn that little Miss Toby, who is in New York with her mother, is ill with scarlet fever.

Miss Willie Lewis of Marlin, is visiting Miss Hirschfelder. She came on Monday.

Miss Carrie Baker returned from Plantersville Thursday. Miss Fannie Baker will come later.

Mrs. Seth Walker returned Tuesday from Mineral Wells. Her many friends will be pleased to know she will extend her visit with her parents for some length of time yet.

Mrs. Ed. Stephenson came up from Plantersville Thursday. Mrs. Stephenson was detained longer on account of illness of her mother, Mrs. Baker.

Miss Jenkins, who has been receiving the hospitality of Misses Kate and Emmie Moore for ten days or two weeks, returned to her home Thursday, to the regret of her friends and acquaintances of Waco, all of whom she favorable impressed.

January 18, 1898


MARLIN, Texas, Jan. 17 - A Masonic lodge was organized at Durango with twenty-two members by Mr. W.W. Hunnicutt of this city Saturday night.

Messrs. Jim Goodbar and Thos. Buford of St. Louis spent Sunday at the Arlington.

A number of the young people were elegantly entertained by Mr. and Mrs. John Spivey Saturday evening.

Mr. Ed Allison of Waco came down yesterday to institute search for a suspender button he had lost.

MARLIN, Texas, Jan. 17 - Mr. E.C. Singer and his grandson, Edgar Jones, were to leave tonight for Boulder, Col., but have postponed the trip until Sunday to take advantage of the excursion rates made from Fort Worth to Denver. Mr. Singer is exclusive owner of two very rich gold mines near Boulder, and has an interest in two others. His mines are now being operated, and with the application of a recent test the assay showed the ore to contain $110 of the precious yellow metal to the ton.

Henry De Hart Killed By His Horse.
CLIFTON, Tex., Jan. 17 - Local option ceased and the saloons opened here Saturday.
Henry DeHart, proprietor of a restaurant adjoining a drinking house was killed yesterday. From indications where he was picked up, it seems he ran into a wire fence in the darkness Saturday night, while returning from a dance, and his horse was thrown over the fence, falling on the rider, the horn of the saddle crushing his breast. His head was also crushed by the horse. The horse was badly injured. DeHart is said to have been drinking.

Chas. R. Hawvichorst Died Last Night of Cerebral Hemorrhage.
At 11:50 o'clock last night at his home, No. 141 Franklin street, Chas. R. Hawvichorst died very suddenly of cerebral hemorrahage after an illness of only two and a half hours. Dr. Dreis and Dr. Young were called in but to no avail.
The deceased was born on the waters coming to this country and was 39 years of age.

At 3 o'clock this morning a barn burned out near Marboro between Fourth and Fifth streets. It is claimed to be that of M. Golding's.

Mr. J.H. Watson and Miss Mary A. McGhee Married.
A wedding occurred Sunday night at the Cumberland Presbyterian church that took the assembled congregation and the friends of the contracting parties by surprise. After the sermon for the evening had been finished Mr. J. Hays Watson and Miss Mary A. McGhee marched to the altar where the minister soon united them in the holy bonds of wedlock in a short but very impressive ceremony. The wedding was wholly a surprise to all; the young couple stole a march on their relatives, allowing only a few of the intimate friends to enter their secret.
The ushers were Henry Munnerlyn, Ashlay Turner, Davis Gurley, Jr., and Ed Finley.
The bride is the daughter of Capt. Jno M. McGhee, a charming and accomplished young lady, whose graces have won for her a wide circle of friends.
The groom is the popular young jeweler employed at J. Levinski's jewelry store.
They are now at home to their friends at the residence of Col. E.J. Gurley, No. 1517 South Fourth street.

Marriage licenses were issued since Saturday to E.S. Lewis and Maria Brown, James Hays Watson and Mary A. McGhee, J.J. Horritt and Mrs. M. A. Ginn, Leon C. Parish and Mary J. Floyd, W.A. Watthall and Mrs. Minerva Dutton, W.A. Dunley and Minnie Lee Rogers.

The following cases were disposed of in the mayor's court yesterday:
William Porter, assault and battery, $5.
Lewis, Intoxication, $2.
Dutch Humphries, Jr., assault and battery, $5.
Tom Fletcher, carrying a pistol, $25.
Bun Hopson, disturbing the peace, $1.
Theodore Donaldson, hanging on street car, $1.
The cases of Lizzie Burns and Georgie Livingston, for vagrancy, were dismissed.

January 19, 1898

There was a very pretty wedding in the city Monday evening. Mr. E.F. Cavanaugh and Miss Elma Keigwin were united in the sacred bonds of wedlock at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Keigwin, parents of the charming and cultured bride. Rev. M.K. Thornton officiated.
Mr. Cavanaugh has charge of the dress goods department at the collossal dry goods house of Cheeves & Linthicum, and his position is a responsible and lucrative one. He is a young man of exalted character and has scores of warm friends, who pronounce him the prince of good fellows.
The bride is one of the fairest flowers in Marlin's boquet of lovely young ladies, and in gaining her as a companion fortunate, Mr. Cavanaugh has won a veritable jewel from the matrimonial lottery.
After the ceremony, which was witnessed by an invited few of the relatives and special friends of the contracting parties, an elegant repast was served, after which a few hours were spent in the merry whirl of the dance at King's opera house, by the youth and beauty who witnessed this happy affair.

The present is the third week that the district court has been grinding on civil ___ ___ the mille of justice has been working slowly and very little has been done. The grand jury and County Attorney Frank Boyles are still making evil-doers hunt their holes, but that august body will likely conclude their labors the present week. Commissioners' court is in special session to receive the waterworks and sewerage systems recently put in by the county for court-house and jail purposes. The latest permits to unite for weal or woe are: E.F. Cavanaugh and Elma Keigwin, W.P. Hunnicut, Jr. and Maggie M. Kussey, Geo. W. Butron and Pearline Crosby, E.L. Black and Maggie Hawkins.

MARLIN, Tex., Jan. 18 - Mr. Penn Parker of Marlin Democrat is a happy man, and he ought to be - its a girl. Ten pounds weight of course.
A bouncing boy arrived at the home of Mr. Mose Levy. He's a whizzer, they say, and pulls the beam clear down to the 12 pound notch.

Workmen Unearth the Skeleton Of a Murdered Man.
GATESVILLE, Tex., Jan. 18 - Early yesterday morning while the workmen were digging on the ditch for the sewerage system of the new jail and courthouse they unearthed the skeleton of a man which is supposed to have been put there some fifteen or twenty years ago. It seems to have been a very large man and he must have died very violently as one of the hands was clinched up very tight.
The bones were found about three feet from the surface, but being in the river bottom, two feet of the dirt has been washed or drifted over it. A bed of charcoal was found about 6 or 8 inches above the bones, showing that a fire had been built over it. It is supposed that the man was murdered and buried without coffin and the fire burned over it to cover up all evidences of the grave.
Judge J. Stranghan arrived yesterday and opened district court. Nothing but civil cases are docketed for this week and next.

Marriage licenses were issued yesterday to W.T. Morris and Mrs. Lula F. Sammet, Ben Hendrick and Rebecca Tippen, Job Taylor and Ana Brookings.

January 20, 1898

Sad Death of a Little Child -- Professor Kennedy Again.

The death of the little 5-months-old child of Mr. and Mrs. John Glaze occurred Friday night. The parents retired at their usual hour with their little one seemingly in perfect health. Imagine their feelings the following morning to find it cold in death. It was buried at White Hall Sunday.

Miss Emma Baker of Minnesota is a guest of Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Barnes.

Miss Nora Overholtzer of Iowa is visiting in this community, as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Chapman.

Miss Sallie Buster of Weatherford, is visiting her grand-parents, Captain and Mrs. B.J. Kendrick, at White Hall.

Prof. Kennedy who brought himself into notoriety some time back in Waco by his undertaking to fast sixty days, made this appearance in this town yesterday. He was billed here as a lecturer and phrenologist, but failed to get an audience. However, a small purse was made up at Smith & Sneed's place of business this evening. He then entertained the crowd for a short while, after which he took cross tie passage back to Waco.

Prof. Diamond is also here surrounded by a large crowd of lovers of music. Thus it is seen we are blessed with professors.

A Party of Successful Hunters From Marlin.
Messrs. L.E. Oltorf, D.R. Emerson, F.M. Stallworth, B.C. Curry, B.C. Nettles and Sam Street composed a hunting party who spent Tuesday in the vicinity of Pond Creek in the western part of the county.
The report they give of their success sounds somewhat "fishy," but the gentlemen all enjoy reputations for the strictest integrity and no one who has the least acquaintance with any or all of them would for a moment entertain one atom of doubt with reference to anything they might say.
There is not a man of them who would misrepresent one iota when relating the results of a hunting trip or fishing expedition.
Five deer, three fox, four catamounts and seven large black wolves were slain, so I am told.


The active canvass for county offices is commencing.

Mr. L.S. Ross leaves this evening to visit Waco.

Mr. Enos, of the Times-Herald, is in the city to aid the reporter and circulator at this place in expanding the paper's number of Marlin readers.


Mr. W.T. Randolph came from Memphis, Tenn., yesterday where he has been attending medical college.

Home M. Perryman delivered a lecture Monday night at the Christian church. Mr. Perryman is a lecturer of rare ability.

A nice rain, followed with a norther reached here yesterday afternoon.

Mr. Mitchell from Eddy brought about 50 bales of cotton here yesterday.

Prof. Reynolds from Waco, was in town Sunday and Monday, the band having secured him to teach them.

B.H. Simpson, editor of the Eddy News, was in town Tuesday.

Miss Emma Hill, wife of W.F. Hill, Eddy's druggist, is in town visiting her sister, Mrs. J.W. Watson, this week.

Messrs. G.D. Edington and A.H. Curtis went to Waco yesterday to purchase goods for their new business.


J.M. Park, the affable druggist of West, spent yesterday in Waco.

Joseph T. Edwards of Belton has moved to Waco.

Deputy United States Marshal Burke returned yesterday from Hillsboro.

Prof. Reynolds has returned from a trip to Troy.

C.R. Mayfield of Bruceville, is in the city.

John D. Freeman of McGregor, is doing the Central City.

R.W. Philips of Rosebud is circulating among his Central City friends.

Hon. Preston Fowler of Bastrop, has been in the city several days.

Friends of Mrs. W.A. Harris will be pleased to know she will remain in Waco indefinitely.

City Secretary R.W. Jablonowski is at home sick. City Attorney Tom L. McCullough is acting in his stead.

W.O. Christian one of the stalwart farmers of Central Texas, was in the city yesterday from Farr.

Mrs. Durham is quite ill at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. W.D. House.

Mrs. J.N. Harris and daughter, Mrs. Ed. Hardin, have just returned from a visit to Maysfield, Ky.

A big, fine, bouncing baby boy has arrived at the home of W.J. Cunningham.

Mr. Eddix, a prominent banker of Huntsville, is among the visitors in the city.

O.T. Tyler of Cameron, is in the city. He reports Cameron steadily progressing.

J.C. McAdams, marshal of the city of West, was in the city yesterday on business.

W. Goodrich Jones of Temple, was among the visiting bankers in the city yesterday.

J.W. Bennette and wife of Leon Junction, are in the city with headquarters at the Pacific.

Mr. and Mrs. E.G.L. Welbusch [Weibusch] are the happy parents of a big fine baby boy, which arrived at their house on Monday.

Miss Pearl Evans of Velasco is in the city a guest of her grandmother, Mrs. R.O. Reed on North Eighth street.

Mrs. Addie B. Ray of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Jno. T. Walton, No. 1310 Franklin street.

Mrs. W.O.[C.?] Lattimore, of Belton, will arrive in the city this afternoon and will be the guest of Prof. John C. Lattimore of Baylor University.

J.W. Wyatt, representing the Detroit Stove Works, is in the city, placing his goods with the hardware men of the city.

Bob McMahon is in the city from Farr on a short visit. He reports things booming in his section of the country and politics booming.

Miss Minnie McClain of Moody, is in the city visiting the family of her brother, R.V. McClain, No. 321 North Ninth street.

Mrs. E.J. Webb and little daughters, Ola and Pearl, of Downsville, made a very pleasant visit of several days to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.A. Hooks, on North Twelfth street.

Dr. J.N. Hathaway of Chicago, with his wife and two daughters have gone to San Antonio, after having spent several days in the city. The doctor is a large holder of realty in Waco.

Scott Crowder who has been quite sick with pneumonia is much improved.

R.S. Crowder who got shot in the leg accidentally something over a week ago was able to be up yesterday, although still unable to walk.

Yesterday morning Mrs. M. Surratt received a letter from her husband, Judge Surratt, now in Laredo attending the bedside of his mother, saying that it is only a question of a little while when his mother would pass away, there being now no hope for her recovery.

Mrs. J. Gunter of Gainesville, Texas, is in the city, and will be the guest of her sister, Mrs. Dr. Chambers for about a week, while Mr. Gunter, one of the successful cattle-kings of North Texas, is in attendance upon the cattle convention now being held in San Antonio.


A fine 9-pound baby girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George White yesterday morning. Mother and babe doing well.

Andie Kyle one of the fast trotting horses of Texas who can clip it in 2:17 was sold yesterday in front of the court house door to the highest bidder, to satisfy a mortgage held over him. T.D. Hays was the purchaser.

The case of the Waco Improvement Co. vs. Pat M. Rice et al, suit for debt and foreclosure, to have been tried yesterday before Special Judge John G. Winter, in the Nineteenth District court, was continued until next term of the court.

The case of Chas. Robinson vs. Sam Novich et al, suit for debt and foreclosure, before the Nineteenth District court yesterday, was continued.

Lou Davis was granted a divorce yesterday in the Nineteenth District court from her husband, Rance Davis.

The city council meets tonight in regular session.

Will Stevens and John Maddison, two coppery sons of Ham, were jailed yesterday upon a charge of shooting craps.

The commissioner's court has adjourned. The next session will be in February.

J.W. Bailey is building a handsome cottage on North Fifteenth street, between Morrow and Jefferson streets.

The charge of swindling in the county court against M.A. Wells was dismissed yesterday by the state.

Bond was forfeited in three cases against Ed. Norwood in the county court yesterday in which he is charged with violating the Sunday law.

The case of John Wiggins in the county court on appeal from the police court was tried yesterday and taken under advisement by Judge Gallagher.

Henry Walker filed an application in the probate court yesterday for the guardianship of his children, alleging that they are in the hands of Bettie Walker, from whom he was divorced on May 15, 1897, by judgement in Nineteenth district court upon the ground of adultery. He alleges the children are in improper hands.

The D.M. Osborne Harvesting Machine company of Auburn, New York, has located in Central and South Texas. Formerly this company has had its state distributing point located in Dallas, but has concluded to establish another house in the Central City to supply the territory named.
Outside of the trade that the Dallas house will lose in Central and Southern Texas by the establishment of the Waco house, there will be no other change.
Joseph T. Edwards, of Belton, is now in the city to establish this general agency and says that the company will, if all things work right, have its house in Waco opened by the first of February.

As reported in yesterday's Times-Herald the barn of M. Golding was destroyed by fire at 3 o'clock yesterday morning. Together with the burning of the barn was that of the family carriage, a horse and what feed stuff was on hand.
Insurance was carried to the amount of $450. The origin of the fire is still unknown.

The local Odd Fellows are now making preparations to attend the meeting of the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows of the state at Fort Worth next month. Canton C.M. Seley, No. 7, Patriarchs Militant, will probably attend in full uniform to enter the drill for the prizes to be offered.

Yesterday afternoon Judge W.H. Davis joined Bob Taylor and Nora Brookring, two swarthy children of Ham, in wedlock. Just as the judge pronounced the last words, Bob turned with a broad smile and asked, "honey, duz yo lub yo man?" and Nora replied, "I sho do. Kum and kiss yo honey." The broad flat lips met with a smack like the roar of a land slide and the judge is still wondering why grooms are so forgetful about paying for being married.

Waco Lodge, No. 140, Knights of Pythias, held a very enthusiastic meeting last night at their magnificent lodge room on North Fifth street, despite the inclement weather.

It is said that less than 90 per cent of the regular church-goers ever complain of the sermons being too short.

Mrs. Effie Harris Has Passed To the Other Shore.
At 9 o'clock yesterday morning Mrs. Effie Harris, beloved wife of Prof William A. Harris, of the faculty of Baylor University, died at her home on Speight street.
The deceased was 32 years of age, the daughter of W.M. Park. She was first married to Dr. Maurice A. Dawson, who died. Something over a year ago she and Prof. Harris were married. She was a most amiable lady, a devout Christian and a loving wife. In life she had drawn around her a circle of friends who will mourn now that she is no more.
The funeral will take place at the family residence this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Revs. Kendall and Carroll will conduct the funeral services. Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.

Four Times Convicted and Still Before the Court.
Will Burrics [Burris] is still before the courts, although he has been convicted of highway robbery four time and has languished in durance vile for twenty-seven months. He is the man who was convicted of robbing Allison Harrison nearly three years ago. e has been convicted four times, two of which convictions were reversed in the court of criminal appeals. He was granted at another time a new trial by Judge Scott and now his attorneys are before the court again with a motion for a new trial. The motion was heary [heard] by Special Judge Winter yesterday morning in the Nineteenth district court, after which he took the matter under advisement and will probably give his answer today. The argument his attorneys are before the court again with a motion for a new trial. The motion pardy, based upon the fact that Judge Scott discharged a juror, Kendricks, after being sworn in, the defendant having been arraigned and entered his plea to the arraignment and objected to the discharge of the juror. The motion is opposed by the county attorney on the ground that the plea should be overruled for the reason that the defendant is entitled to an appeal and the state is not.

January 21, 1898


Pat Colgin had his arm broken Monday while feeding horses, caused by one of the horses pressing him up against the partition in the stalls.

The grand jury has been empanelled and is at work. It is composed of the following gentlemen: W.L. Sanders, foreman; J.L. Gover, Charles Jaye, A.T. Dooley, J.A. Theaver, J.W. Sherrill, J.H. Fisher, M.J. Lewis, Lesley Wilson, W.J. Wilson, T.E. Stribling and Jno. R. Wilson.

Mr. Clint Darnell and Miss Maud Stanford are to be married tonight at the residence of the bride's father, in this city.

George Pideoke of Amarillo is visiting his parents here this week.

Miss Alice Cumby of Cleburne is visiting her cousin, Miss Hallie Chrisman, in this city.

Cunningham & Cunningham as Lawyers Know Their Job.
Yesterday morning Will Burris, man four times convicted of highway robbery, walked out of the court room a free man and laughed at the law. But Burris can thank his stars and get down on his knees to the lawyers whom he employed, Messrs Cunningham & Cunningham, who since they have been employed in this case have taken into partnership with them Mr. W.C. McCollum. Nearly three years ago Burris held up on the public streets of Waco Assistant Postmaster Allison Harrison and robbed him of all the money he had on his person. He was afterwards captured and the evidence at each trial was strong and conclusive and each time he was convicted until the penitentiary stared him in the face four times, but each time the indefatigable will of his attorneys, coupled with their splendid ability, knocked a hole in the judgment of the court. Indeed, their work, when thoroughly investigated is marvellous and shows a depth of learning and shrewdness rarely equalled. If the Cunningham Brothers had no reputation as lawyers, this case would alone make them famous. They are today known throughout Central Texas as gentlemen unsurpassed in the practices of law. The common expression in the streets yesterday was that of surprise that Burris did not go to the penitentiary. Until you have studied the case and seen the sharp points made, the energy and foresight displayed, you can form no conception of the depth of the work done by these gentlemen. They have given Burris his liberty and that, too, against some of the most talented lawyers of the state.


Mrs. Dupree has been quite ill for the past two weeks, but is some better.

H.B. Mistrot is in Galveston on business.

A.A. Glisson, T.P.A. of the Cotton Belt route, was in the city yesterday.

J.B. McDaniel of Hubbard City, is in Waco.

Judge Morris of Austin, is in the city.

City Secretary R.W. Jablonowski is now confined to his bed with sickness.

Jas. S. Fitzhugh has just returned from a business trip to West.

J.K. Clark, a stalwart farmer from near Ryan, was in the city yesterday.

Deputy Sheriff George Tilley went to Bruceville yesterday at noon to sell a traction engine and grain separator.

Mrs. W.E. Dupree, who has been sick for some little time, is much better.

J.M. Morisey, of Omaha, traveling passenger agent of the Illinois Central, is in the city.

Wm. Doherty, traveling passenger agent of the H.E. and W.T. is here on business.

The friends of Mrs. P. Lyon, are glad to know she is almost fully recovered from her illness.

P.L. Downs, cashier of the First National bank of Temple, was in the city yesterday.

O.J. Canuteson is confined to his bed with sickness, but hopes to be out in a few days.

I.A. Goldstein the popular merchant has returned from a brief business trip south.

E.J. Asheburne, the cattle king of Central Texas, is just back from the cattlemen's convention at San Antonio.

W.D. Cox, editor of the Temple Tribune, was in the city last evening and made the Times-Herald a pleasant call.

Genial Sam Warner, general passenger agent of the St. Louis and Southwestern railway, was in town yesterday.

Scott Crowder, who has been so low with pneumonia for some time, is still improving and is now able to partake of solid food.

Sam Bishop of Moody has moved to Waco and is now studying law in the office of Cunningham, Cunningham & McCollum.

W.N. Parker, publisher of the Reisel Rustler, was in the city yesterday and paid the Times-Herald an appreciated call.

Dr. E.W. Hall and wife left yesterday evening for a few month's trip through the states of Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama. Dr. Hall will, while on this trip, push his wonderful medicine.

J.S. Bradley, chairman of the executive committee of the populist party of the state, arrived in the city yesterday afternoon and will leave today for the south on the Katy. Mr. Bradley is also publisher of the West Texas Sentinel at Abilene, Texas.

W.E. McLennan of China Springs was in the city yesterday. Mr. McLennan is one of the oldest inhabitants of the county, his grandfather being the person for whom this county was named. His father was the first sheriff of this and also of Milam county.

Rev. W.C. Lattimore passed through the city yesterday on his way to his new home in Denton. His family stopped off, and will be the guests of Mrs. J.C. Lattimore a few days. Mrs. W.C. Lattimore spent a year in Waco several years ago, and her former friends will be very glad of an opportunity to see her again.

Mrs. Thomas Ward was convicted of keeping a disorderly house and fined $200. The verdict was reached at 10 o'clock last night. The case went to trial in the afternoon. It is the third time Mrs. Ward has been tried for keeping a disorderly house. Once she was acquited and once it was a mistrial.

Swell Affair Last Night at Philo Hall in Honor Of Visitors.
Mesdames Fort and Shear Carry Out a Most Successful Function in Accord With Their Invitations.
One of the most brilliant affairs of the season took place last night at Philo hall. It was in response to Mrs. H.H. Shear and Mrs. Walter V. Fort's three hundred invitations to their reception and bal paudre, issued a week ago. The fete was given in honor of Miss Margaret Knight and Miss Francis Miller of Dallas. Mrs. Shear and Mrs. Fort were assisted by Messrs. and Mesdames Ed Rotan, R.S. Triplett, Charles Hamilton, W.W. Davis, W.T. Shumate, Albert Cowan and Ed Sturgis, and the Misses Knight and Miller of Dallas, and Misses Alice Parrott, Champ Eubank, Lalla Marshall, Henrietta Downs and Miss Minnie Taylor.
Philo hall was handsomely decorated throughout and brilliantly lighted for the occasion.
Promptly at 10:30 the notes of the grand march sounded and twenty couples of society young people, powdered and attired for stately merriment, appeared on the scene and wheeled into some very effectual figures which Mrs. Hart had designed especially for this ball, and which she directed in person. Some of the most elegant costumes ever worn in Waco were seen, and dainty refreshments were served at the proper hour from handsomely dressed tables. Trained waiters were in attendance. The floral decorations were in white and green, and in red and white, the colors represented in American beauty and bride roses, and narcissus, with smilax greenery. Silver comdelabra with red and green silk candle caps occupied either end of tables, and colored electric globes gave a fine effect to the handsomely embroidered table drapery.
Those who danced in the minuet were:
Miss Margaret Knight, with Hugh Lendon.
Miss Francis Miller, with Mr. Shumate.
Miss Drane, with M.G. Haughton.
Miss Parrott, with Earnest Cramer.
Miss Downs, with Sid Carlton.
Miss Baker, with Mr. Gregg.
Miss Carroll, with Mr. Miterango.
Miss Seley, with Dero Wood.
Miss McGregor, with Frank Wheeler.
Miss Cameron, with Mr. Bassett.
Miss Marshall, with Mr. Curry.
Miss Oliver, with Mr. Delaney.
Miss Euband [Eubank?], with Mr. Burrows.
Miss Randle, with Mr. Hefley.
Miss Ruby Randle, with Mr. Millstead.
Miss Alexander, with Mr. Baum.
Miss Winter, with Mr. Marshall.
Miss Willis, with Mr. Bell. Mrs. W.V. Fort, with Mr. Oliver.


Jim Hall, Joe Sims and R. Prathen, "all coons that look alike," were arrested yesterday upon charges of crap shooting. Jim and Joe gave bail and are again at liberty, while Rob languishes behind the bars.

It is stated positively that W.C. McCollum will become a candidate for alderman from the Fifth ward. The alderman whose term will expire this time is Alderman Deaton.

It is understood that E.L. Reednow deputy sheriff, will be a candidate for constable of this precinct. The others spoken of as candidates for this office are Cliff Torrence, Joe Brigatwell and Will Sells [Sills].

Nothing new took place yesterday in the Brann criminal libel arrest. The bonds for his appearance before the Bexas county court have not yet arrived, but are expected today.

Yesterday Tax Collector T.J. Primm received a check from the general officers of the Missouri Kansas and Texas railway company of Texas for $3,100 for taxes for the year 1898.

Mrs. L.M. Woolsey will preach at the Cumberland Presbyterian church at 10 o'clock a.m. and 7:30 p.m. during the balance of this week. All are cordially invited to attend these services. Come and hear a pure gospel sermon.

The remains of Mrs. W.A. Harris were laid to rest yesterday afternoon at Oakwood cemetery. Baylor university closed at noon in honor to the memory of the deceased lady, who was the wife of Prof. Harris, one of the faculty. A large con_______ [concourse?] of friends attended the funerate rites.

Sometime back W.C. Branch of East Waco had a man with him named Lawrence Posey, and one day Lawrence absconded the realm and Mr. Branch was many dollars the loser. It now turns out that Posey has been located at Ogden, Utah.


  • F.M. Walters to Lillie Wynn, the B.B. Baxter survey, $1.
  • Victoria Wherrett to J.M. Mooney, 52 3-4 acres of the Galindo 8 league grant, $1100.
  • James D. Doyle to S.G. Miller, lots 8 and 9 in block 73, Farwell heights addition, $2200.
  • H. Johnson to S.P. Johnson, lot 7 and half of lot 8 in block 6 and half interest in lots 14 and 15 in block 7 of Davis & Marable's addition to West, $3000.
  • H. Johnson to L.B. Johnson, lot 15 in block 239 of Reynold's addition, $800.

January 22, 1898

Contract Closed for the Construction of a Sewer System.

The city council, joined by the various companies owning and controlling the oil mill, natatorium and infirmary, closed a contract today with W.H. Rogers & Co of Waco to construct a sewerage system for the benefit of the city and the institutions names. This drainage will connect with that recently put in by the county for courthouse and jail purposes.

MARLIN, Tex., Jan. 21 - The damp, bad weather has had a depressing effect on the matrimonial market, it seems. Only two license to wed issued since the 18th. Same to George Green and Hattie McMillen, George Leonard and Willie Bartlett, both issued the 20th.


The case of Jno. A. Robinson vs. Mrs. Sallie E. McCrary was taken up in the district court this morning, and the trial of the case postponed until tomorrow.

Rev. G.H. Kinsolving of the diocese of Texas will fill the pulpit at the Presbyterian church in this city Monday at 11 o'clock, while on his annual visit to Marlin.

Mr. Harry Conoly of the firm of Nettles & Conoly has been confined to bed since Tuesday.

Lieutenant-Governor Jester is in the city taking a survey of the political situation. Mr. Jester has some warm friends in Marlin, but Congressman Joe Sayers is by long odds the leader in public favor here among the gubernatorial aspirants.

The Times-Herald has by far more Marlin readers than any three other daily papers published.

The day is dull, languid and monotonous, made so by the damp, ugly weather. Hence, news items are scarce.

The third ten pin alley is now in operation in Marlin, since Frank Peacock has added such a place of diversion to his saloon.


Married Wednesday evening Mr. W.L. Morris of West and Mrs. Lula Summet of Kansas City, Missouri, Rev. Holms Nickols officiating. This wedding was brought about by Mr. Morris' judicial advertising. The bride came all the way from Kansas City, having never seen the groom until she got off the train at West Wednesday morning.
The larger part of the business men in town turned out to meet the bride as the train rolled in. She was greeted by a hundred or more of West's good looking young men and sturdy old timers. Mr. Morris is to be congratulated on his good fortune. The bride is quite handsome and attractive.

Mr. and Mrs. David Glass spent Sunday visiting their parents.

Mrs. B. Davis spent several days last week visiting her brother, Dr. Chambers, in Waco.

Will Park returned last week from Tennessee, where he was called several weeks ago to attend the funeral of his father.

Mrs. James Park has accepted a position in Snodgrass & Son's drug store.

Mrs. T.C. Tibbs, Jr., left last week for Jackson, Tennessee, where she will make her future home.

Judge J.R. Campbell is in Waco this week on legal business in the Nineteenth district court.

Mr. Mose Littleton of Waco will soon open a first-class saloon in West.

John Cobb and John Lane are in Waco today on legal business.


The following business transacted in the county court:

Lizzie Williams, fornication, guilty, fined $50.

Chinaman, fornication, guilty, fined $50.

Gotschild vs. I Goldbery judgement for plaintiff for debt.


Evans Fleming and Mrs. Sarah Sharks, Will Sheffield and Miss Flora E. Taylor, J.D. Denson and Miss Ella Whittingcon [Whittington?].


Superintendent Kennedy of the poor farm came in this morning after several convicts and took them off and put them on the road gang.

The reporter was informed by the officers today that J. Frank Young, who is charged with swindling N.G. Tuck & Co. out of $329, worked a smooth game with the aid of a confederate. His confederate was in the employ of Tuck & Co., and Young who is said not to have any cattle, sold three lots of cattle, one lot of 18 for $133, one lot of 10, for $92.50, and one lot of 11, for $82.50. The manner of operation was for Young to fill out a blank on the back of a blank check, ___________________ of so much money, receipt of which was acknowledged thereby, that he had sold him so many head of cattle, agreeing to defend the title, etc., and signing it J.F. Young. In witness of which the confederate wrote underneath, "I hereby transfer the above bill of stock to N.G. Tuck & Co." and signed it. The check on the opposite side was made payable to J.F. Young, or order. Young endorsed it and the bank acting under the instructions from Tuck & Co., readily cashed the check. The transactions date about three months back. He waived examination in justice court, and his bond was set at $1000.

W.H. Ellington received a telegram from D.W. Oliver at San Antonio this afternoon, stating that his brother, Cliff died there this morning. He will leave for Mississippi with the remains tonight to inter them in family burial ground.

J.J. Hooper, who had the misfortune to get his drug store burned Sunday morning, today purchased the Pill Roller stock of drugs and is again open for business.


Mr. W.D. Lewis, chairman of the Williamson county executive committee of the people's party, has issued a call for the committee to meet in Georgetown on Monday, February 7, at 11 a.m. The object of the meeting as stated in the call is to take under advisement the condition and welfare of the party in this county.
All middle of the road populists are invited to be present and participate in the meeting.

The attorney general's department has received a letter from James M. and C.M. Denison of Hannibal, Mo., making inquiries regarding the heirs of Stephen Denison and James Douglass who were last heard of a being in the army of Texas in 1836. These heirs are said to have inherited afternoon estate in England.


Deputy Sheriff Jim Lockwood is confined to his home with sickness.

T.W. Rozelle, a prominent citizen of Gholson, was in the city yesterday.

Hon. George T. Jester was a visitor in the city early yesterday morning.

Jim Absher, a prominent citizen of Battle, is in the city.

J.W. Richie is in the city from Abbott, shaking hands with his old friends.

Alex Gill, of Douglass store, was in the city yesterday.

Dr. W.R. Blailock, of McGregor, is in the city.

Geo. A. Sandell, of the Sandell Advertising agency, Dallas, is in the city on business.

John Cobb, the efficient officer of West, was in the city yesterday circulating among his many friends.

H.B. Terrel, of Gholson, was one of the prominent visitors in the city yesterday.

Joe Proctor and William Biedso, citizens of Hamilton county, are in the city on business.

Henry Moses now wears a transparent locket containing a sprig of genuine four-leaf shamrock that came over from Ireland.

Erwin Moses is out again after a severe attack of rheumatism that has kept him indoors for some time.

Attorney J.R. Campbell of West was in the city yesterday shaking hands with friends.

Geo. A. Wold left last night at 11:30 on the Katy west bound for San Antonio, where he will embark on the Southern Pacific for Fort Davis, to take a position on one of the large ranches in that locality.

Dr. G.B.Foscue has moved from his former residence, No. 511 South Eighth street, to No. 1010 Washington street.

Miss Nellie Claxton of Gatesville and Miss Jennie York of Rockdale are in the city visiting Miss Camile Martin, No. 1016 Washington street.

Joe Sheppard, the very worthy superintendent of the county farm, is in the city. He says the county convicts are now clearing up some twenty-five acres of new ground to be added to the farm.

Lee Yonce and L. Floyd have just returned from a bird hunt near Hubbard City. They report poor shooting owing to the rainy weather and heavy roads.

Ben Riddle, the young man who was shot by Fred Jones a few weeks since, has steadily improved up to within a day or so, but is now suffering more severely with the upper wound, the others have healed up while this one continues to give him trouble. From this wound he now has a severe pain in the bottom of his foot. the symptoms have led the physician to believe that there is some foreign substance in the wound.

January 23, 1898


yesterday afternoon the report was out upon the streets that some man had attempted to commit suicide while in Oberlander's saloon, but facts proved the rumor false. A young man by the name of Robinson had gotten a surplus of cocaine and had a cocaine fit.

Israel Hyman is again in the grasp of the law upon a charge of petty theft. Israel has spent some months on the poor farm heretofore. It seems that he got "dead stuck" on the "grub" superintendent, Sheppard, gave him and wants to get back.

Clarence Wright was jailed yesterday upon a charge of burglarizing a railroad car. Whether he was trying to steal a ride or something to eat the complaint does not say.

Hoke Frost was jailed yesterday for failure to pay a justice court fine.

The public square was packed and jammed yesterday with grain and wood wagons and the colored people from the rural districts.

Robert Abel pleaded guilty yesterday in the county court to shooting craps and was fined $10.

The will of the late lamented Capt. M.D. Herring was admitted to probate yesterday and appraisers of the property appointed.

__________________ of Mrs. Francis Jones et al vs. M.A. Sullivan was dismissed in the county court yesterday and a similar suit against W.W. Seley was also dismissed.

Tomorrow night Cowan lodge No. 77, Knights of Pythias, will exemplify the third rank in its long form. There are several candidates to pass over the burning sands. Pythians will enjoy a treat witnessing the work of __ particular rank.

Waco lodge No. 140, Knights of Pythias, will meet Tuesday night in regular session at their big hall on North Fifth street.

The county court had a large assignment of cases before it yesterday, but all were either continued or dismissed.


Prof. Tom Price was in the city yesterday from Tours, where he is now teaching school. The professor is much pleased with the settlement of Tours and says the people up there are the best in this section of the country.

Prof. R.A. Price will in a few days go to Gholson to take charge of the Gholson school.

J.H. Mackey left last night for a trip through Mexico.

Mrs. J.Q. Thompson and Mrs. Rev. A.R. Watson of Troy, Texas, are visiting the family of J.T. Jordan, corner of Flint and Twentieth streets.

H.B. Mistrot, the well known merchant, is home from a trip to Galveston.

Dennis Murphy of Gholson was in the city yesterday.

Joe Smith of Chalk Bluff was in Waco yesterday.

Bob McMahon of Farr, a staunch democrat and afternoon advocate for honest government, is in the city.

J.R. Robinson of Farr spent yesterday in the city.

H.A. Fitzhugh of Meridian is in the city on business.

W.A. Poage, the cow-puncher alderman, is back after afternoon extended visit to San Antonio, where he attended the cattlemen's convention.

Miss Flora Wolz celebrated her birthday at the residence of Mr. Ludwig Thompson yesterday and was the recipient of many handsome gifts.

W.L. Sprott of Navasota is in the city.

R. Lyles of Cameron is in Waco.

P.C. Negroponte is in the city from Cameron.

The following marriages licenses were issued today:
J.H. Doughty and Remmie Scott.
Edward Anderson and Emma Alexander.
Richard S. Fields and Ophelia Thompson.


Mrs. Hallie M. Dunklin spent a few days of last week in Galveston.

Mrs. S.A. Lambdin left last week for New Orleans to visit Mrs. Kay.

Mr. R.B. Dickey left Monday for Dallas.

Col. W.L. Prather made a business trip to Galveston last week.

Dr. and Mrs. Riveroll leave Friday for Beeville.

Miss Janie Gillespie has as her guest Miss De Saussure of Memphis.

Mr. Julian Adoue of Calvert, is visiting his sister, Mrs. Sam McLendon.

The friends of Mrs. Jno. W. Davis regret to learn that she is very ill.

Mrs. Hennis of Birmingham, Ala., is now with her son, Mr. Henry Hennis.

Miss Mabel Battle has returned to Marlin.

Mrs. Neal left Monday for Plantersville on a visit to her mother.

Mrs. Foster Fort is visiting Miss Anna Brahan of Seguin.

Mrs. Ayres of Gatesville is the expected guest of Mrs. Gillespie.

Mrs. Olive is expecting next week Mrs. Roney Guy of Salsbury, Tenn.

Mrs. Irene Wilkes will not visit Waco this winter, as her friends expected.

Mrs. Wm. Beers leaves soon for her home in New York.

Mrs. J.N. Harris and Mrs. Ed. Hardin have returned from a visit to Mayfield, Ky.

Mr. W.A. Tuley of Dallas spent Monday and Tuesday with the family of Captain Higginson.

Mrs. Ransom, the mother of Mrs. Beaumont, has been with her daughter ____ ____.

Miss Camille White returned last week after a visit of some length in Austin.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Stephenson have returned to Waco and are occupying the Hall house on Washington street.

Miss Smith who has been visiting Miss Champe Eubank, left Monday for her home in Bryan.

Dr. Scurry Terrell and Mrs. Roy Terrell, of Dallas, will be in Waco to attend the Philo Anniversary German.

Misses Mattie and Annie Higginson will leave this week for Brenham to visit Miss Sadie McIntyre.

Major Tibbs and family have removed to West, their future place of residence.

Mrs. Dean, who has been the guest of her son, Mrs. J.C. Deane will leave Tuesday for Dallas.

Mrs. G.W. Graves of Georgetown is expected within a fortnight by her son Dr. Marvin L. Graves.

Mrs. R.L. Daniels who has been with her sister, Mrs. J.W. Harris, for a month or more, will leave tonight for her home in the city of Mexico.

Mrs. W.C. Lattimore of Belton arrived Thursday and will be the guest of Prof. John C. Lattimore of Baylor University.

Mrs. Joe Cavitt, who has been visiting Mrs. Joe Clifton, is now in the country visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Caufield.

Miss Dee Caufield has returned from Abilene and after spending a few days with Mrs. Joe Clifton, has returned to her home in the country.

Mrs. Felix Robertson is expecting, about the first of February, as her guests Mesdames Thomas and William Dwyer of Brenham.

Mrs. Raymond Wilkes of Hamilton, arrived last Sunday to spend a month or more with Dr. and Mrs. W.W. Wilkes.

Miss Pearl Knapp is home again after a visit to Fort Worth and Dallas.

The arrival of Mrs. Rotan was noted Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Downs are again making their home in Waco and are with Mrs. Carroll on Washington street.

Mrs. Sul Ross will make a visit of some length to Mrs. Tom Padgitt after she terminates her visit with Mrs. Joe Rice in Huntsville.

Mrs. Robert Downman accompanied Mr. Downman on a flying trip to Kansas City, after which she will return to Waco.

Mrs. Sul Ross and family will return to Waco to live about the first of June. Mrs. Ross will build her home on Austin street.

Mrs. Frank Hinchman has taken the Tubbs house and among those who have removed with her are Mesdames Griffin and Holderman.

Mrs. William Cameron, Jr., was expected home today from the Indian Territory, where he has been for some time.

Miss Flora Cameron returned on Wednesday from Fort Worth, after attending Mrs. McDonald's reception given complimentary to Mrs. Lewis of San Antonio.

Mr. McFarland of Kansas City, is visiting Prof. and Mrs. G.A. Schaus at the residence of Mrs. J.W. Harris. Mr. McFarland is evening route for San Antonio.

In the case of D.W. King visiting. J.F. Robinson et al., a suit for debt and foreclosure, on trial before Special Judge Winter for the past two days in the Nineteenth district court, resulted in a hung jury yesterday morning.


  • J.B. Cornish et al. to Francis Smith, 50x155 feet on North Seventh street, $750.
  • J.W. Baker and wife to J.M. Kendrick, 101 9-10 acres Chambers' grant, $5000.
  • Ann M. Sneed to Morton J. Smith, 35 89-100 acres of the P.M. Maxwell survey, $700.
  • P.H. Compton to C.H. Compton, 100 acres of the M. Silva survey, $3000.
  • C.H. Compton to C.I. Graham, 100 acres of the M. Silva survey, $3000.
  • J.H. Curry and wife to J.W. Murrain, lot 8, block 8, Ashburn addition, $400.
  • J.H. Mackey to W.T. Lockwood, lot 3,4,5, block 58, University Heights addition, $900.
  • Fred Meier to James Lee, 51 8-4 acres of the Galindo three leagues, $400.
  • J.A. Solomon and wife to H.B. and Rosa Rosenthal, one-third interest in lots 9 and 7, block 7, farm lot 21, $5. etc.

January 25, 1898


Judge Cobb of Limestone county and Judge Scott of Falls have exchanged benches for the present week, there being a number of recused cases on Judge Cobb's docket.

The criminal docket was taken upon in the district court this morning, and two cases of forgery against Charles Mitchell disposed of. He was given a term of two years in the pen in each case.

Permits to wed have been issued to R.C. Willis and Ora Tucker; Will Robertson and Maggie Parmer; V.T. Sapp and Mary Paul; Willie Humphries and Ida Humphries.


Mrs. S.A. Conklin died at the age of 83 years this morning. She had resided in this community about twenty years, and her death is universally regretted. She was the grandmother of Mr. John Humphrey, of this city. Deceased had for a number of years been a consistent member of the Methodist church.

Mr. Ross Drury, of Mineral Welns [Wells?], is among friends of his boyhood in Marlin.

Harry Conoly is now able to be up after being confined to bed some days.

Those who have the leisure and enjoy the sport of the field and woods are finding plenty game in this section. Messrs. B.C. Nettles and Thomas Turner went "birding" yesterday and every young lady in the city had a fine, plump quail for supper.

Mr. E. Wolf of Stuttgart, Germany, a prominent cotton man, is visiting his friend, Mr. Samuels.

Miss Maggie Doty, of Atlanta, Ga., is in Marlin, the home of her _______ visiting her aunt, Mrs. Quaid.

Mr. Charles Clay, a prominent insurance man of Lott, is among his Marlin friends today.

The social that was to be given at the parsonage Tuesday night by the Epworth League has been postponed indefinitely on account of the death of Mrs. Conklin.

Frank Burkhead leaves tomorrow for a visit to his parents at Comanche to remain about two weeks. He will be accompanied by his sister, Mrs. J.G. Oltorf.

Frank Stallworth, a prominent young landed proprietor of the Brazos valley, is in the city today.

Mr. Mose Levy of our city, is now a knight of the grip. He left this evening to travel for the prominent mercantile house of M. Levy & Co., of New Orleans.

Mr. James Westmoreland, of Eagle Lake, is in the city for the benefit of his health, the guest of his friend, Mr. O.E. Newsome.

Messrs. Joe Weis and H. Samuels, of Calvert are in the city.

Miss Mamie Oscar, a handsome young lady of Calvert, is visiting her friend, Miss Lillie Frank of our city.

A marriage license was granted Sunday to V.T. Sepp and Mary Paul Blocker.

Will Richardson was arrested last night by Deputy Sheriff Fuller Williamson on a charge of shooting craps.

Jim Hall was tried yesterday in the county court on a charge of petty theft and acquitted.

The Waco Medical association will meet tonight at the city hall at 8 o'clock. It is urged upon all members to be present as a very interesting paper will be read.

The case against Joe Marshall, John Stenadel and John Holser in the county court were dismissed yesterday. They were charged with violating the local option law at West.

Victoria Wherrett visiting. J.M. Mooney et al., is the style of a suit filed in the Fifty-fourth district court yesterday morning, in which the plaintiff seeks to recover about thirty acres of land in McLennan county, out of which she claims she was defrauded.

The Case is Now Before the Humane Society.
The care of Sudie Gore, the little girl over which, Mrs. Susan Wilson, grandmother, and Mrs. Alice Earle, mother of the child, and daughter of Mrs. Wilson had a scrap in court is still attracting attention. The little girl is still in the hands of the grand mother, although the court awarded her to the mother. It seems that the little one preferred to live with the grandmother and she soon found a way of reaching her. The mother has not seen fit to apply to the court again to have its orders solemly obeyed, hence the child still remains where she was first.
The case has attracted the attention of the humane society and that organization has taken it up for investigation and will prosecute it to the end.


Mrs. Sallie McCulloch Ferguson is home again after a short visit.

J.W. Bullock of Valley Mills is in the Central City.

W.T. Burton of Rosebud is in the city.

J.C. Grippes is in the Central City from Rosebud.

C.W. Laul of Chilton is in the Geyser City.

R.G. Risinger is over from Gatesville.

J.H. Burnet is in the city from Belton.

Editor Warrock is in the city from the splendid little city of Rosebud. He paid the Times-Herald a pleasant visit last night.

Z.H. Bartlett, of Marlin, spent yesterday in the city.

A.C. Upchurch, of Fort Worth, is in the Central city.

H.W. Ambold is out although somewhat crippled.

Mrs. E.A. Deane will leave tomorrow for a visit to her son, Granville Deane, in Dallas. Little Miss Karma Deane, her granddaughter will accompany her. Mrs. Deane has been visiting her son, J.C. Deane, in the city for sometime.

City Secretary R.W. Jablonowski is able to be out again and at his post of duty after several days illness.

Joney Jones is suffering with a broken rib just knitting together.

Mrs. E.F. Peeler, who for some weeks has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Forrest T. Morgan on North Twelfth street, returned to her home yesterday in Williamson county.

J.T. Baldwin, a prominent merchant of Prairie Hill, is in the city.

Joe Nichols of West, one of the oldest residenters of McLennan county, and a tip top farmer, spent yesterday in the city.

Miss McGhee, of Leon Junction, is in the city, visiting Mrs. T.H. Killingsworth and other relatives in Waco.

J.C. Means, of Gatesville, is in the city.

John Halzer, of Tours, spent yesterday in the city on legal business.

W.C. Morgan, who became famous for his immense frog pond a few miles out, is in the city. Mr. Morgan has sold his place on which his frog pond was planted, and is now a big lumber dealer of Clarendon, and a big cattle owner in Donley county.

Frank Filer was in the city yesterday from Tours and reports that community progressive and stirring.

C.W. Allen has returned from a trip to Sabine Pass.

W.D. Wood is in the city from Mexico.

J.W. Riggins left last night for Houston to be away some two or three days on business.

C.R. Phillips, of McGregor, is in the city.

Edward Walker is in the city from McGregor.

Judge John M. Furman was in the city yesterday from Belton, returning home on the noon train.

Terry L. Baker, of Crawford, spent yesterday in the city.

J.F. Fuller of Danville, Va., representing the John R. Dickey Drug company of Bristol, Tenn., is in the city loading the druggists down with drugs.

Miss Josie Ford Kendrick of California and Miss Emily abor [??], of Blair are visiting Mrs. W.B. Ragland, 1815 Fort avenue.

Mrs. H. Schwarz, of Hempstead, is visiting her daughters, Mesdames Suhler and Simmons.

Richard Cooper of Fairfield, Ill., is in the city visiting his cousins Mesdames W.B. Knight, C.C. Womack and Guy Hart. He expects to return home by the end of the week.

Claud Jester, son of Lieutenant Governor Jester, and secretary of the Jester campaign committee, was in the city from Corsicana and spent a number of hours with friends.

January 26, 1898

Marlin, Texas, Jan. 25 - Gabriel May, colored, was given two years in penitentiary in district court this morning on charge of burglary. The same party was also charged with forgery, but the case was dismissed on motion of the county attorney.


Yesterday Deputy Sheriff Lee Davis arrested one Frank Roberts upon a charge of stealing money from the person of H.W. Curry on the 12th inst. near Battle.

The committee on building a new court house is now adding the names of the substantial citizens of the rural districts.

Frank Roberts was jailed yesterday upon a charge of theft from person.

Jim Hall was lodged in jail yesterday in default of his paying a fine assessed by the county court.

W.W. Seley has purchased the Palmo hotel property.

Shady Robinson, Dick Wood and Witt and Joe Balknight were all arrested yesterday by Deputy Sheriff Fuller Williamson on a charge of crap shooting.

William Williams is confined to his home on North Ninth street with sickness.

W.R. Cavitt of Bryan, one of the Ross Monument committee, arrived in the city last night.

Dr. A.J. Sewell of McGregor is in the city.

Mr. and Mrs. D. Heaton of Greenfield, Iowa, and Mrs. Lizzie Allen of Cincinnati are registered as [at] the Pacific hotel. They are evening route to the City of Mexico. Mr. Heaton is a leading banker of Iowa and well known throughout that state.


Miss Mollie West from Coryelle City is at Dr. McClain's sanitarium under treatment.

Dr. McClain was called to Hubbard City on professional business today.

Mr. and Mrs. B.G. McKie of Corsicana came over last night and are stopping at the Natatorium.

Mr. Sam Sanger spent yesterday in Hubbard City.

Mrs. Jacob Allen of Corsicana is in the city evening route to the City of Mexico.

Mr. W.J. McKie of Corsicana is spending the day in the city.

County Commissioner Mike Montgomery spent yesterday in the city.

Cig [Gid] Moneus [Moncus] of Mount Calm spent yesterday in the city.

Buck Jackson of Galindo spent yesterday in the city.

Mr. Brown of Brown Bros., Rosebud, was in the city yesterday.

Mose Westbrook of Lorena came up yesterday on a short business trip.

Joe Earp of Coke, secretary of the ___-Henry club, is in the city and reports things flourishing in his part of the district.

Dick Poage of McGregor, a brother of the "cow-puncher" alderman, is in the city.

F.M. Burkhead of Marlin is in the city.

Mrs. J.G. Oltorf and child were in the city from Marlin today.

S.D. Lary of Texarkana is in the city.

J.B. Reese of Kerens is in the city on business.

Ed Walker came over yesterday from McGregor and spent the day with friends.

George Keys, a prominent merchant of Bosqueville, is in the city.

H.B. Terrell, Gholson's prominent merchant, is in the city. He says the people out at Gholson are all anxious to see the Hon. R.L. Johnson the next chairman of the county executive committee.

A.S. Short of Speegleville is in the city and says things are booming in his town.

Dr. Hudson came in from Speegleville yesterday and spent the day.

J.C. Baldwin, a prominent stockman of Prairie Hill, is in the city for a day or so on business.

Dr. W.N. Rogers of Belton is in the city. Dr. Rogers will move to Waco in the very near future and will occupy the J.B. Cranfill residence on College Heights.

H.B. Mistrot left yesterday for Temple to remain several days adjusting a loss by fire.

Hon. Frank B. Stanley of Fort Worth was in the city yesterday.

A.J. Whitehead, traveling passenger agent of the Big Four, with headquarters at Dallas, was in the city yesterday.


Jim Hall was tried by jury upon charge of stealing a ring, was found guilty and fined $50 and one day in jail.

Will Gaston pleaded guilty in the county court to petty theft and was fined $10 and ten days in jail.

Will Hiblo pleaded guilty yesterday in the county court to gaming and was fined $10.

Work is progressing rapidly on the Mistrot building, corner Fifth and Washington streets. Teams, scrapers, wagons and a lot of men are at work ___---several illegible words---___ basement for the rear part of the huge building. ____ basement over which the rear extension of the main building will be built will be one hundred and two by twenty-eight in area, and nine and a half feet deep. Work on the main building and the extension as well as the inter-___ __ progressing rapidly and is giving employment to some who ______ of circumstances were heretofore idle.

Dr. F.W. Burger, one of the officers of the Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias of the state says that all the K. of P. lodges in the city are expected to send a number of delegates down to the district school of instruction that takes place in Belton on the 3rd of February. Of course, says he, the members will not exactly go as authorized representatives of each lodge, but in fact they will be representatives of both their lodge and Pythianism in Waco. It is highly probable that a whole coach load of Knights will attend from Waco. The Texas Pythian Knight will send down two special representatives.

The Waco Medical Association met last night at the city hall.

Ben-Hur is likely to prove a money maker.

January 27, 1898


Mr. I.N. Buie, one of the oldest and best known residents of Hill county, died at his residence in this city at 5 o'clock this morning.
Mr. Buie was born in Mississippi July 8, 1812, and was married November 19, 1840, to Miss Margaret Patterson, who survives him. He came to Texas in 1863, residing for twenty years at Milford, from there he moved to Hillsboro. He was an elder of the Presbyterian church, and a true Christian: honest and upright in his dealings with his fellow men, and full of sympathy for the needy and distressed.

The remains will be taken to Milford tomorrow, where they will be interred at 11 o'clock in the morning.
Mayor Matthews left this morning for Hot Springs, Arkansas, where he will spend a few days.

Mr. Charles White and Miss Ida Kimbrogh were married at 9 o'clock this evening, the ceremony taking place in the parlors of the Windsor hotel. Rev. J.N. McFarlane, officiating. The groom is one of our prominent young men, while the bride is one of the most charming and popular teachers in the city schools. Both have a host of friends here, who wish them much success and happiness.


Sol Holstein left last evening for San Antonio to be gone some days.

Mrs. M.F. Williams of St. Louis, Mo., is visiting her niece, Mrs. H.M. Minier, at College Heights.

Jno. G. Guerin, business manager for W.C. Brann, left for El Paso, Texas, Tuesday evening, to be at the bedside of his friends, Mr. A.W. Perkinson, who is dangerously ill.

Lin R. Ely, commercial agent of the M., K. & T. railway of Fort Worth, was here yesterday.

Chas. R. Mayfield of Bruceville was in the city yesterday.

Mrs. Abe Abrams is in the city from Paris, Texas, visiting her mother, Mrs. Julia Moses. She will remain for about two weeks.

Max Schnitzer, the popular representative of the Elas [Elos] Paper company of New York is in the city on business.

W.B. Groseclose, assistant general freight agent of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad, is in the city accompanied by his wife.

Miss L. Hawley of Austin is in the city.

Mrs. E.D. Sanford and child are in the city from Temple.

J.A. Hobbs of Hillside is in the city and reports his community peaceful and serene.

Joe Cavitt of Leon Junction is in the city.

W.R. Cavitt left last night for his home at Bryan.

January 28, 1898

S.W. Rice, one of the parties burned out in the recent fire, is having rock and other material placed on the ground to rebuild. Pat Vick is also getting ready to rebuild.


Mr. H.C. Collier of Waco was in the burg yesterday.

Mr. Lee Lewallen moved back to his farm yesterday.

Mr. Little from Reagan arrived with his family Tuesday.

County Superintendent Higgins is visiting our school today.

Dr. Guess of Rogers is in town working in the interest of the Home Forum.

Miss Glascow of McGregor is visiting the family of Dr. Harrison this week.

Troy has organized a gun club of the following members: W.S. Oliver, Leslie Ewin, Dr. Alexander, M.C. Elliott, Joe Davis, Dr. L. Taylor and a few others. They took a hunt Tuesday evening, killing 65 rabbits.

Marlin, Texas - Captain A.B. Hall of Olive, Texas, died at the Arlington hotel in this city last night.
He came to Marlin some weeks since with the hope of recovering his im????? health, and has been lingering between life and death since. His death was daily expected. Deceased was a member of the Masonic order.
The remains will be embalmed and shipped to Milwaukee, Wisconsin for burial.

The Old Wheel Horse of the Public is Suffering.
Dr. Tom Moore, the patriarch of Central Texas, is troubled with an attack of paralysis which only involves the face. Technically it is called superficial facial paralysis, not serious unless it extends to another branch of nerves and likely to pass away, at least such is the hope of Dr. Moore's hosts of friends who sympathize deeply with him in his passing physical suffering.
Dr. Moore was resting easy last night and his sons, Bart, Luke, James, Tom and John were with him. Also his daughters and other relatives.
Dr. Moore is part of the history of Texas. He organized the fire department in Waco and has been identified step by step with the growth of the city, always battling for the right and ready to defend the weak against the oppressor.


A charge of aggravated assault and battery against Willis Foster was dismissed yesterday in the county court.

Two charges against Robert Wilson for aggravated assault and battery were dismissed yesterday in the county court.

Kid Humphries was tried yesterday in the court on a charge of keeping open on Sunday and the jury found him not guilty.

W.E. Armstrong pleaded guilty in the county court yesterday to exhibiting a gaming table and was fined $25 and given ten days in jail.


G.J. Atkinson of China Springs is in the city.

Pink Sparks came in yesterday from Downsville.

H.B. Cook is now with S.F. Clark on the Square.

Jim Williams was in the city yesterday from Lorena.

City Marshal McAdams of West, was in the city yesterday.

W.M. Bawley [Rawley], of Bosqueville, was in the city yesterday on business.

Yesterday evening Scott Crowder was reported in a precarious condition.

Prof. R.H. Hill left yesterday afternoon for Dallas to be gone two or three days.

Dr. S.W. Cohen who has been in Chicago for several weeks returned home last night.

John B. Nichols, the merchant prince of Crawford, is in the city circulating among his cadres of friends.

J.M. Kennedy, of newspaper fame, in the progressive little city of Marlin, spent yesterday in the city.

Miss Leah Cohen will arrive today from Hearne, Texas, and remain the guest of Mrs. J. Dreyfus on Washington street for several days.

Deputy United States Marshal W.L. Burke has just returned from a trip to Coryell and Hamilton counties. While in Coryell county he served elevn [eleven] citations upon the members of one family.

The following fines were imposed in the police court yesterday: Joe Boyd, intoxication, $1, Fad McDonald, disturbing the peace, $2.50.

January 29, 1898


The jury in the Altum case were discharged this morning. They stood eleven for conviction and one for acquittal. The case has been continued until the next term of court.

The jury in the case of Walter Thomas returned a verdict of acquittal yesterday evening.

The case of E.P. Gates, charged with forgery, is on trial and will consume the remainder of the week.

Col. John T. Haynes, a prominent republican of Hale county, who was once a citizen of this county, and is visiting at the home of Robert J. Brown of this city, is very low with kidney trouble and not expected to live.


Latest permits to unite in matrimonial felicity: John Long and Alabama Masters; W.S. Horne and Maud Tunnell; Sam H. Landrum and Hallie Baldwin.

The jury for the present week in district court was dismissed this morning, and Judge Cable leaves this evening for Waco, thence to his home at Groesbeck. Judge Sam R. Scott will arrive home tomorrow to begin wielding the rod of justice in his court Monday. As was mentioned in the Times-Herald some day ago, Judge Scott and Judge Cobb had exchanged benches on account of some recused cases on the docket in Judge Cobb's court.

The following cases have been disposed of in the district court since last report: Harvey Williams, theft of horse, dismissed; Ellis Fields, rape, dismissed; Wash Sexton, forgery, not guilty.

Prof. E.M. Pace of Waco is in the city representing Maynard & Maryland Book Co. Prof. Pace was at one time principal of the Marlin public school, and his friends are numerous in this vicinity.

Miss Kate Flaxman, a lovely young lady of the Bayou city, is visiting Miss Lillie Frank of Marlin.

Mr. D.M. Wells, of the firm of Wells & Gooch, Waco, is in the city on business.

Misses Foster, Easter and Nettles, of our city, are in Waco today to enjoy the attraction at the opera house tonight of Stuart Robson.

Dr. J.C. Shaw, a prominent physician residing on Blue Ridge, is in the city today.

Mr. Espinosa for two years located in Marlin in the watch making and jewelry business, left recently for Monterey, Mexico, to remain permanently.

The father and family of our progressive merchant, Mr. T. Cheeves, have moved to this section from the old Alabama home.

Miss Carrie Kyser, a handsome young lady of Marlin, is visiting in Waco.

A number of Marlin society young people attended a dance at Bremond Thursday evening. Some of the boys requested the reporter to give Bremond a roasting for the discourteous manner in which they were received. We refer them to Brother Brann.

W.H. Rogers of Waco begun the plumbing work to the infirmary yesterday.

A number of friends of Mr. J.G. Oltrof are soliciting him to make the race for city secretary and treasurer at the approaching municipal election.

Mesdames Cluck, Fountain and W.E. Hunnicutt are visiting in Reagan.

Mr. B.F. Bateman of Eddy, Texas, is in the city.

Mr. W.A. Pogue, a member of the city council of Waco, is in Marlin at this writing.


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

B.B. Avery came in yesterday from China Springs.

George Lacky, of Robinson, spent yesterday in Waco.

Bennet H. Smith of Hewitt was in the city yesterday.

L.S. Woods, post office inspector for this district, is in the city.

Deputy Sheriff James Lockwood is up again after a spell of sickness.

Dr. S.W. Cohen returned home after a two weeks' trip to Chicago and Cincinnati.

Rev. Wooten, pastor of the Christian church at China Springs, was in the city yesterday.

O.J. Canuteson is up and at his post again after an eight days tussle with the rheumatism.

Misses May and Alice Johnson, two charming girls of West, are visiting their sister, Mrs. Denton of this place.

Dr. Thomas Moore, who was stricken a couple of days ago with superficial facial paralysis, was much improved yesterday.

J.B. Skinner, an up-to-date life insurance man, has recently moved to Waco and is now domiciled at No. 1211 ______ _____.

Dr. and Mrs. Howard Lanham of Weatherford, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Anderson. They will return home Sunday night.

Rev. John McCall, pastor of the Presbyterian church of Cleburne, is in the city accompanied by his wife. They are the ______________.


Prof. J.A. Reynolds left yesterday for Troy on business.

William Williams is up again after a couple of weeks' illness.

Bob Leonard leaves tonight for Kansas City to purchase mules.

P.E. Cawthorn and Miss Pearl Nation were granted license yesterday to wed.

Horace Donahoe pleaded guilty yesterday in the county court to a charge of gaming and was fined $19.

Judge G.B. Gerald was tried in the county court yesterday upon a plea of carrying a pistol and was acquitted.

Shade Robinson was tried before a jury yesterday in the county court upon a charge of gaming and was acquitted.

R.G. Wright, merchant of East Waco, has given out a contract for the remodeling and rebuilding of a handsome dwelling in East Waco.

Rev. John V. McCall of Cleburne, will preach on tomorrow, Monday, Jan. 30, at the First Presbyterian Church, Austin Avenue, at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The case of George E. Maddox vs. John R. Nichols, is on trial in the 19th district court. This is a suit for damages on account of an alleged mortgage attachment.


S.W. Rice, one of the parties burned out in the recent fire, is having rock and other material placed on the ground to rebuild. Pat Vick is also getting ready to rebuild.

The following parties visited Marlin to attend the Horne-Tunnell nuptials:
Edgar Smith, Waco; Miss Pearl Welborn, Waco; Miss Mabel White, Abilene.

The Waco and Northwestern Railroad company recently appointed Dr. W.H. Allen physician at this place.

Editor Warrock of the Rosbud News was in Marlin this week on business.

Mr. H. Olenbusch of Waco is in the city, visiting her sister Mrs. Pena Parker.


Mt. Vernon, Tex., C.K. Davenport, grocer, today filed a trust deed real estate for $1,500.

Duke, Texas, Williams & Dew, dealers in general merchandise, have executed a trust deed for $4,000 to secure creditors.


Farmers are in high spirits because there is hopes of better crops this year.

Hog killing has been all the go for the past week.

Mr. Bob Heatly, of Gatesville, spent last night with Mr. Ping Sparks, of this place.

Mr. Acey Warner, of Waco, was in Downsville yesterday.

Mr. John Bumgarner returned from a business trip to Gatesville.

Mr. E.C. Duty, wife and little daughter of Rosenthal were in town yesterday.

Mrs. Davis Gurley, Jr., of Waco, was in town yesterday.

Mr. John Webb left this morning for Waco where he will attend the bedside of his sick nephew, Mr. Scott Crowder.

Mr. Cecil Robertson of West Virginia, spent Sunday in Downsville.

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The will of L. Rasmusen was admitted to probate yesterday and Mrs. Fannie S. Rasmusen was appointed independent executrix without bond and appraisers appointed.

Mrs. Wallace qualified yesterday before the probate court as survivor in the Wallace estate and was authorized by the court to control, dispose of and settle up the estate.

Prof. W.H. Poole's family is being visited this week by Misses Lora, Lara and Josephine Pool of Mansfield, Texas, the first two being his nieces and the last named his sister.

The students of Baylor University have organized an athletic association with Prof. W.A. Harris as president. They will begin training for a general field day, which will embrace a complete program of athletic sports.

The Waco Electric Supply and Plumbing company has just closed a contract to put in an electric light plant at Cuero, Texas, for the lighting of that town, and within a few days Al. Moore of that concern will leave for Cuero to superintend the work.

The Justice Davis' court yesterday verdict was rendered for the defendant in the case of Dr. J.C.J. King vs. David Chambers, a suit for professional services rendered to J.M. Wilkerson, the plaintiff's contention being that Chambers had entered into an original contract with him to pay for the same.
The defendant claimed that his was only a verbal promise to pay the debt of another and therefore not binding. The court sustained the plea of the defendant. The amount sued for was $24.50.

R.F. Cawthon and Pearl Nation were granted a marriage license yesterday.

January 30, 1898


Miss Blanche Horne entertained a few friends last evening in honor of Miss White of Abilene, who is visiting in our city.

A number of the society young people of the city surprised Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Clark by gathering at their home last evening to while away a few hours in a pleasant social gathering.

Mr. S.H. Gibson, representing the E.O. Stanard Milling company of Dallas is in the city.

Marriage permits issued today: Jno. H. Clayhooke and Mrs. Mollie E. Phillips, Gustave Nebring and Miss Hulda Klowater.

Mr. E.B. Oglestreet of the Oglestreet commission company of Chicago, was in Marlin yesterday on business.

Dr. Del Reed of Corsicana has been in Marlin some days on business.

Messrs. Grace & Pressley of Bryan have opened a new meat market in Marlin.


A pauper died at the county jail yesterday.

Ralphe Winton was appointed yesterday by the probate judge as guardian of his minor children.

The inventory in the estate of Wate Belts, deceased, was approved in the probate court yesterday.

Frank Roberts, charged with theft from person, was dismissed from Justice Davis' court yesterday.

Yesterday morning Augustine Sierra, a bright Mexican residing on North Third street, awoke to find that during the night previous some one had entered his horse lot and stolen his roan mare and a colt.

G.H. Luedde suggests that as soon as Alderman Poage makes his speech to the city council upon the suggested invitation to a chile banquet, he will then offer an invitation to that august body to dine with him on link sausage and beer.

Locke McCorkle, a bright youth about sixteen years of age, and a former employe of the Times-Herald, was the victim of a very painful accident last night. He had dropped in at the bowling alley on Sixth street to watch the bowlers, and was asked by one of the players to stop a certain ball. While doing this another ball was rolled and McCorkle's finger was caught between the two when they came together with terrific force, crushing the finger to a pulp. Dr. Weathered dressed the hand, and says it will likely be necessary to amputate the finger.


  • A.B. Freeman and wife to Sanger Bros. lots and 7, block 13, Beall's addition, $300.
  • J.B. Wyatt and wife to J.N. Callay 100 acres Jacob Walker league, $2,000.
  • Heirs Nelson Beall to C.W. Davis, lot 8, block 2, Beall's addition, $200.
  • Felix H. Robertson to C.A. Standifer, block 10, Crawford, $125.
  • T.F. Davis to J.J. Neilson, 63 1-4 acres Sanchez grant, $1897.50.
  • J.C. Morris and wife to R.L. Smith 313.77 acres Sanchez grant, $6,100.
  • M.T. Harper, to S.C. Williams, 1-4 interest in 43 acres Golindo grant, $250.
  • Van D. Aerl and wife to S.C. Williams, lot 12, block 4, Lorena, $1200.
  • T.F. Davis, guardian to J.J. Neilson, 51 3-4 acres Sanchez grant, $1,452.50.
  • Thos. E. Cross to Jas. F. Greer, lot, Prather avenue, Oakes survey, $410.
  • Fannie T. Cross et al to F.S. Cross, lot, Oakes survey, $10.
  • W.B. Prewitt et al, to J.E. Montgomery, lot 10, block 80, Farwell Heights addition, $1200.


Mrs. W.M. Beers left Tuesday for her home in New York.

Wednesday noted the arrival of Miss Lucile Culver of St. Louis. She is the guest of Miss Flora Cameron.

Misses Mattie and Annie Higginson left Monday for Brenham as the guests of Miss Sadie McIntyre.

Mrs. Kellett with Miss Kellett left Wednesday for Austin to attend the Charity Ball.

Misses Miller and Knight who have been visiting Mrs. Shear left Monday for their home in Dallas.

Mrs. Abe Abrams of Paris, Texas, will be with her mother Mrs. Julia Moses for about two weeks.

Mrs. M.E. Williams of St. Louis, is visiting her niece Mrs. H.M. Minier at College Heights.

Miss Ella Gayle Patterson who has been visiting her cousin, Miss Ola Patterson has returned to her home in Belton.

Mr. and Mrs. Chambers left Monday for their home in Gatesville.

After a trip to the Indian territory Mr. Wm. Cameron, Jr., has returned home again.

Miss Carrie Baker, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Ed. Stephenson, leaves Tuesday for Houston as the guest of Mrs. Hutchinson.

Miss Irene Lescher of Little Rock, arrived Monday, the guest of Miss McGregor.

Dr. Riveroll left Thursday on a short trip to San Antonio.

After spending a week in the city Mr. Seth Walker left yesterday.

Mrs. William Neale returned Wednesday from Plantersville.

Miss Staples will remain with Miss McGregor until about the middle of February.

Miss Cumby left Monday for her home in Cleburne.

Dr. W.N. Rogers of Belton is in the city. Dr. Rogers will move to Waco in the very near future and will occupy the J.B. Cranfill residence on College Heights.

Mrs. J.G. Oltorf of Marlin was in the city last week.

Miss Leah Cohen will arrive today from Hearne, Texas, and remain the guest of Mrs. J. Dreyfus on Washington street for several days.

Mrs. Downman is expected home this week.

Miss Johnnie Baker is in Austin as the guest of Miss Dollie Ellis. She will attend the Charity Ball while in the city.

Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Groseclose of Houston were in the city last week.

Mr. Carter Prather, of Lexington, Virginia, is visiting the family of Col. W.L. Prather.

Miss Sadie McIntyre was in the city Monday.

Mr. Claud Jester of Corsicana was in the city last week.

Mrs. and Miss Mason of Iowa have recently entered the Baylor University for a special course in music.

Mrs. Deane who has been visiting her son, Mr. J.C. Deane, has gone to Dallas to visit her son, Mr. Granville Deane. She was accompanied by little Miss Carma Deane.

Miss Mattie Wilson is visiting Miss Kathleen Cushing of Bremond.

Miss Josie Ford Kendrick of California, and Miss Emily Tabor, of Blair, are visiting Mrs. W.B. Lagland, 1815 Fort avenue.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Beer are visiting in Marlin.

Mrs. H.H. Shear who has been visiting in Dallas, was expected home yesterday.

Miss Rosenthal of Alexandria, La., is visiting Mrs. Herman Mayer.

Miss Estie Dupree of New Orleans, has returned to the Baylor University for the study of music and art.

Mrs. E.F. Peeler who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Forest T. Morgan, has returned to her home in Williamson county.

Mrs. H. Schwarz of Hempstead, is visiting her daughters, Mesdames Sunler and Simmons.

Miss Lillie Worley, a graduate of 1896, is visiting friends at the Baylor University.

Miss Pearl Wellborn and Mrs. Chambers have returned from Marlin, after attending the Tunnell-Horne wedding.

Misses Goodman will remain as the guests of Miss Curtis about a fortnight longer.

Mrs. M.T. Newton spent Friday with Mrs. Louis Crow en route for San Antonio.

Dr. Baker of Indian Territory, is in the city visiting his brothers Messrs. James, John and Walter Baker.

Miss Emma Beer has returned from a very pleasant visit of length to Shrevport, La.

Mrs. Chas. Bell, nee Miss Jean Sterrett, is a guest of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. W.S. Cohen.

Miss Lewis, who has been visiting Miss Hirschfelder, left Thursday for Houston.

Miss Irene Blair is spending a few weeks with Miss Florence Blair.

Mrs. Dan Weil has as guests Misses Kramer and Rosenthal of Dallas.

____________ W. Whitworth from Kentucky, are now making their home in Waco. They are with Col. and Mrs. Whitworth on Washington street.

The many friends of Mrs. Joe Harrison ____ ____ with pleasure that she is rapidly improving in health in her home in California.


Miss Vivian Butler has come to Baylor from San Angelo.

Miss Libbie Smith, of Hubbard City, has come to the Hall.

Miss Weisa Weddington, of Bryan, has come to our Hall.

Miss Fanny Kilgore, from Speegleville, is in the list of new girls.

Miss Fannie Kimzey, of Oakville, has become a Georgia Burleson girl.

Mr. T.A. Kirkland of Mount Calm, visited his daughter, Miss Mattie Kirkland, last wek.

Miss Virginia Mitchell has gone to her home in Greenville. We certainly miss her bright face.

Miss Lillie Wood has gone to her home in Greenville. She will not return to Baylor this year.

The R.C.B.'s are happy to welcome back to the Hall one of their old members, Miss Cecil Keith, of Beaumont.

Misses Lillie Worley, and Ruby Hill, from Blooming Grove, made a short visit to one of our girls, Miss Daisy Worley.

Miss Loula Pruitt has gone to her home in Blooming Grove. We are sorry that she does not return for the Spring term.

Miss Estie Dupree, of New Orleans, has returned for the Spring term. She was here last year, and we are glad that she will be with us in the Hall.

Miss Una Foster has left Baylor and gone to Mississippi. We are very sorry to lose her from the Hall. We are glad we may expect her with us gain next year.

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