The Caldwell News-Chronicle (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 30, Ed. 1 Friday, December 15, 1899 Page: 1 of 12
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OUR AIM IS THE GREATEST BENEFIT TO THE FARMERS AND WORKING PEOPLE OF BURLE80N COUNTY.
CALDWELL, BURLESON COUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBE¥1S, 1899?
* &rom Our Sturai Staff.
Hookkkviu.R. Tex.. Doc. 11.
et.ltok N«w -ch*okici.rs
We had a nicc.cool rain Friday
last; nincc then, truly. «Decem-
ber's as pleasant as May.
Midway school reopened on the h«vc known in a long^ time.
3d inst., with a large attendance,
measles notwithstanding, and we
arc glad to report a spirit oí de-
termination to achieve amorg the
pupils, and plenty of hard work
j* being done.
Four new cases of measles this
week: Kttie Heard, Pearlie and
Prudie Milliard and Otto Watts;
J no. Milliard has returned from
Ouanah, where he spent the last
season; he expects to enter school
for the rest of the term.
Friday's rain post¡w>ned the
meeting of the literary society
until the following evening, when
an exceptionally vi< « «l time was
enjoyed. Kflforts were made to
secure a Christmas tree for Sat-
urday night, the 2.m1, and we will
Mrs. L. A. Parker and daugh-
ter were quite sick the first of
Messrs. Charles and Stephen
Parker and Mr*. S. Hutchins. of
Bell county, paid .1 few days'visit
to the home of their parents dur-
ing the illness of their sister, M rs.
h'. Kill*, last week.
Mrs. Rebecca Rodger* return-
ed from her Arkansas visit <>n
the 2d inst. She is pov\ «juite ill.
We understand a protracted
meeting began at the Blai k- jai k
Kidge church Sunday morning.
We are glad to announce that
our postoffice has been moved into
new quarters, in the corner of T.
Stokes* yard, which will greatly
add to the convenience of our
kind and attentive postmistress.
Miss Minnie Stokes.
')ur Mexican lion has made his
appearance on Davidson creek
Misses (irace. Mabel and Bert
farm journals and papers; they
should have good tools and agri-
The past year has been, gen-
erally speaking, one of the most
progressive years the farmers
those with whom we have talked
think this year has been almost
unequaled in their knowledge in
point of prosperity.
We think your Hix correspond-
ent is on the right line, and hope
the agitation will continue. Of
course Burleson county needs a
cotton factory, and if some one
or more will simply start the ball
to rolling it is bound to reach the
goal of success.
We hope «Pie Crust will send
in a newsy letter this week from
Tunis. Truly the «Rural Staff
has gained rapidly in the last few
months, and our opinion is it will
continue to grow. Who will en-
ter the corner next?
I v \nhmi .
II,< .\o h. Toxa-%. Dec. 12.
EtMToK NjíVV.S t HKONIi I.I
A very heavy rain fell Friday.
S«me kind of disease is report-
ed among the cattle. Several
ha v e airead y died.
Asocial given Saturday night |
at Mr. t ¿«mdman's was a source of |
attending school, stopped over
with her cousin, Miss Bessie Lee,
last Sunday night.
Will Reynolds went to Grimes
county last week. He was ac-
companied by his brother-in-law,
Charles Dannell, who is moving
up here from Whitehall.
The spirit of migration seems
to have possessed our people the
past week. Mr. Watts and fam-
ily left for Conroe to make their
future home; A. L. Dickenson
has changed residences, and Ben
Morman, of Washington county,
is moving into the recently vaca-
ted Dickenson residence.
«They say wedding bells arc
to ring in the near future.
There was a social at Mrs. A.
Whitehurst's on Monday night,
complimentary to Miss Leona
Thomas, it being her birthday.
All report a good time.
L. D< i !■:.
Hix. Texas, Dro-mber 11,
ei«itok N kws-t' iikonici.k:
We had a good rain Friday, a
norther Sunday, and today it is
fine hog-killing weather.
The measles is still confined to
the home of S. B. Thomas, who,
uj> to yesterday, was himself the
only sufferer, but at last accounts
he was doing very well.
Joe Hubbard and wife neeMiss
Carrie Lovelace*, former resi
It Pays to Trade at
Caldwell's Greatest Store.
Read His Ad en Pales 7.
to Ledbetter Tuesday, on busi-
ness and to visit friends.
Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Charlie
Cieike, a girl. Mother and child
Minnie, the little daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. F. Wood, was sud-
denly taken ill Friday and was
unconscious for some time. We
were visitors from Cookes Point
Joe Hubbard, who left here sev-
eral months ago to recuperate, re-
turned Sunday in good health and
with a a pretty bride. They will
probably make their home in this
part of the county.
Wm. Van meter, who was re-
are glad to report her all right cently reported
Calvin Holt, of Cameron, is vis-
iting his father, C. R. Holt.
Miss Carrie Thompson has 61
pupils enrolled in her school.
II. Newcomb, of Caldwell, was
here Monday delivering a carload
of corn. Y.
Lyons. Texas. December 12.
¡ . t . . , , 4 . 4 t Em ton Nkws-Chhonici.k:
dents of this place, but late of ,, , ,
. ' , , Hav ing missed connection last
Bluff ton, arrived here Sunday,
low, died last week. Just before
he died his daughter, Miss Vick,
was married to Mr. Ben Taylor,
of Falls county. The marriage
had been deferred on account of
her father's illness, but he re-
quested that they be married
during his lifetime. The bride
and groom spent Sunday at John
Jackson's. They will live with
the bride's mother during next
Bob Simpson, of Caldwell, .is
It was in honor of Charlie ( ood-
man who left Monday for tireer
Miss Maggie Williams attend-
ed the institute meeting in Cald-
Mr. Durham and family, of Bell
count v, are v ¡siting relatives here.
C. Milliard and son, Oscar, of
String Prairie, spent Sunday in
Little Myrtle Parker has been
sick several «lavs with Herman
Mrs. James Mixon has been
very sick far several days.
Our literary society had a call-
r,„ . iii .... ed meeting Saturdey night, and
Urvmer spent a lew joyful hours . * ... 3 , * , ,
U,,u . . C , the meetings will now be Satur-
uith relatives in this vicinitv Sat- , , ,
day nights instead of r rulay
nights as heretofore. Tim.
and wc pri-sumt- will make «h¡, «'cok. -.ll try to combine th.- two* * relatives here tins week.
Ihcir futur" home. Thcv havejWocU news m this .write-up.. Dr. Jackson, of Tunis, was up
boon married only a lew .law. W- R who has iusl a,m" on a v,s" last weck" Jack-
• m...,.i.. rP. . . „ pleteil a handsome and capacious
( liai Ies I hot pi, who has been , I have three Hancock Disc Breaking
sojourning in «Old Kentucky for , resll,cncc' ls mov,n& ,n ° ,l tills j jowt.which I will take good notes
mu. h pleasure to those attending. , , • ti. ,. , week. He has been doing busi- due next fall. 1 lie price is 545 each.
... i the last six weeks, will return in . . !l am using two of these plows now on
i few il ivs with i bride ness in the Kadford building, into > IUY furmi a„(i ¡f ¡ Cuti¡,i uot replace
' It i. rumored that there will behvhi<;h Radford contemplates then. I take St. . P¿«Oor
a wedding hero in il.e near future.' moving by January 1. ! " '
urday and Sunday.
Later.- We hear that five of
Mr. Beard's family are down with
the measles. Pi \TO.
Voi.nkv, Texa . December 11.
llmtok nkwh-c ii HON le i.k:
That item known as news is
very scarce in our vicinity at the
present time; seems as if this cor-
ner of the wide anil noisy world
is taking a rest.
From what we can learn, every-!,,f last week to lay in their winter
one is enjoying splendid health supplies. [What's the matter
and all are in high spirits, which with Burleson county? Ki>.|
isa very good thing, for we the W. (í. Farquhar and Wm. Mc-
farmcrs and laborers lo«>k too Corquodale went to Brenham on
much on the dark side < l life. Sunday.
«Billy McCrocklin spent sev-
eral days in Clay this week.
Fss K'ussell came in Saturday
i i. w . Texas, neecinher 12.
We had a splendid rain here
last Thursday and Friday, and a
number of Clay people got caught
in a rain at Brenham Wednesday.
Sam Wampus and wife, Mrs.
Far«|uhar, (ieorge, Jeff and Roy
Whitchurst and (leo. Pennington
went to Brenham the early part
Prosperity seems to be abroad,
which has been something rare
the last few years. Some
think it is due to McKinley's ad-
ministration, others that it is due
to the present high price of cot-
ton, but we think it is due to the
farmer them «elves. Farmers
ehoultf be tbo beet educated peo-,
to spend several days with the
(Ieorge Pennington is also on a
visit to the home folks, hut not on
Mise Kate Young, of lndepend>
cace, who bee beea et R
but we are not privileged to name
the contracting parties.
Rev. J. W. (ieorge tilled his ap-
pointment at Providence Satur
day and Sunday, returning home
Miss Blanche Chambers at- ¡
tended the teachers' institute
Friday and Saturday, returning
Mrs. Dr. Mays and Miss Kate
Bain spent several days in Cald-
well since our last.
Dr. Little, of Tunis, accompa-
nied by his wife, made a profes-
sional call on S. B. Thomas Sat-
urday night, returning home on
J. L. Little spent last Saturday
night and part of Sunday near
Ctause, visiting and on business.
A young*man of this com-
munity, who has been acting the
part of a carpenter for the last
ten days, has well nigh rendered
himself hors de combat by a too
frequent hitting of the wrong nail
and otherwise in juring his hands,
the same being Cici.ko.
Yki.i.ow Pk vikii , Tex., Dec
During the rain here Friday a
barn belonging to J. A. Love, con-
taining several hundred bushels
of corn and several t« ns of cotton
seed, fell down, the blocks giving
w ay on account of the softground.
Monday morning the good neigh-
bors kindly assisted Mr. Love,
and the barn and contents were
replaced. An excellent dinner
was served to those who assisted. | J. A. Jackson's Sunday uight.
J. P. WenUell and mother weat| Chaa. Collins and Archie Bow
Miss Lucille Chambers, whose
home is in Kdna, was suddenly
called to the sickbed of a younger
brother, who died a day or two
after her arrival.
Miss Mattie (¿iddings.of Bren-
ham, and Miss Kate Duckworth,
«if Caldwell, were here Sunday,
on the way to their respective
Bill Mayfield is here, visiting
Master Frank Henslee made a
pleasant visit to Clay Saturday.
Miss Belle Brooks, of Somer-
ville, was in this burg Sunday.
Bob Leonard, after a pleasant
visit to relatives in Beaumont, re-
turned home last week.
Miss Alma Keese left Monday
to visit relatives in Taylor.
Mrs. L. F. Hines made Dean-
ville a short visit Friday.
Wallace Parrott went to Hous-
Miss Ida (¿illmore, of Taylor,
was here Sunday, visiting rela-
Some of those lamps at James' will
Ik- just the thiiitf for a Christmas ffift
to wife, mother or friend; price them.
The following is the list of let-
ters remaining uncalled for in
the post«>ffice at Caldwell for the
past week. Please say «adver-
tised when calling for them:
Courtney, C. F.
Fluellen, Mrs. Anna.
Harper, (I. A.
liase, Mrs. Lula.
Iligsby, H. B.
Lesley, Le venia.
Tillery, A. K.
J. S. Snook, P. M.
More Reduced Rate*.
The Texas and Pacific Railway Co.
will sell round trip tickets on Decem-
ber I1' and 20, limited to thirty day
for return, at regular Christmas rates,
to St. I.otiis. Mo.; Cairo, 111., and points
in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Kan-
sas, Nebraska, Colorado and Mexico.
For dates of sale to the Southeastern
States see notice elsewhere in Nkwh-
Ciikonici.k. See nearest ticket airent
or write H. P. Hughes, Traveling Pas-
senger Agent, Ft. Worth, Texas, or E*
Karl Radford, «>f Houston, was !'• turner, General Passenger Agent,
, , . Dallas, lexas.
on our streets last week, shaking ¡
hands with his many friends.
The Sunday school w ill have a
Christmas tree on the night oí
the 2ñth, for which a progaam is
being arranged. K'. lv'.
Kit v, Texas, December 12.
Kiutok Nkw s Cii k imci.i-;:
Like Cicero last week, we are
not overburdened with news.
The young people enjoyed a
musicale at Dr. Lipscomb's last
Saturday night and a singing at
A NEW KOI TK
has likkn oprnki) i p
TO THE SOUTHEAST,
Will leave Caldwell at 1:15 p. in.
December 20, via the Santa Fe to Mi-
lano, t'jcuce via the I. V U. N. and
connections to and beyond Memphis,
for especial accommodation of
Ask Santa Fe agent for full particu-
lars, or adtlress D. J. PRICE, G. P. ami
T. A. International and (treat North-
ern R. T., Palestine, Texas.
SANIA Ft IIMtf AMI.
Northbound 12:08 a m
i i i•i* M M t i *i • i i
1:15 p m
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German, S. Houston. The Caldwell News-Chronicle (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 30, Ed. 1 Friday, December 15, 1899, newspaper, December 15, 1899; Caldwell, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth169267/m1/1/: accessed October 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Harrie P. Woodson Memorial Library.