Caldwell News-Chronicle. (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 35, Ed. 1 Friday, January 26, 1900 Page: 1 of 10
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OUR AIM 18 THE GREATEST BENEFIT TO THE FARMERS AND WORKING PEOPLE OF BURLESON COUNTY.
CALDWELL, BURLESON COUNTY. TEXAS, FRIDAY, JANUARY .'6, 1900.
J>rom Our fflurai Staff. t
J a it.
Rorro Nkw*-Chh0 iclk:
On account of sickness Pastor
Rankin failed to fill his appoint-
ment at Liberty church Saturday
and Sunday. Hi* venerable father
preached in bis stead.
The condition of Liberty grave-
yard han long been deplorable
weeds, brush, briars, and broken
fences allowing stock to enter and
wander at will over the graves.
Saturday. February •*. is the day
met to rcmedv this. F. very body
in our vicinity in earnestly re-
quested to meet there on that
date, bringing axes, hoe*, shovels,
post-hole diggers, hammers, sta-
ples. posts, or anything that will
be ol service in sue h a case, and
see if a good day - work yvill not
make the appearan« eof the grave-
yard a credit to our people.
Our young people made an
effort to revive tin- Literary
jMMfty Saturday night, but the
measles continues to demand
¡tome rcHju-, t and the attendance
ivas not lar y . Pre sident Perry
being aniong the number unable
to attend. W will certainly do
better next tone.
Hooker v Hie ¡s retrogivs«.;ug.
The building lately occupied \ \
F. A. Arnold has been torn down
and moved away. Mr. Lartli-
ffian's barn ha- suffered a like
Oscar Sheffield, oí Milano, is
a pending a few days with friends
in our vicinity
C. ttillV is the victim of quite a
painful accident. His ax glanced
and cut his f<♦<>t. He i* able to
to ride again bv carrying hi* foot
on the pommel of his -add'
Mrs, Kobt. Milliard and Tommy
Arnold are on the sick l¡st this
Sun d.i \ morning <>, tin ed an-
other «i, a' i. can • d by our late
measles infection, little Charlie
Anders, a motherless babe in the
care of bis aunt. Mi"-. Holder.
Everything posible u.is done for
the little sufferer, anil now Ins
devoted aunt is prostrated over
the great strain she has under-
Ill V A.
K11 s, Texan, Jan. 24,
Editor Nkwh-Cmroxu i i
After a long, wet spell we are
having a dry norther, which is
appreciated by all as it dried the
ground a little.
Farmers are making prepara-
tion for another crop.
Owing toso much rain the roads
in our vicinity are almost impass-
able in some places. They arc
being repaired as they get dry.
I)r, J. 11. Jackson, of Tunis, has
just returned home from a visit
here to his children and other
Mis Kate Lipscomb has gone
► Bryan to visit relatives. She
remuin several weeks.
A musicale at !>r. Lipscomb's
ftidence last Saturday night
well attended and enjoyed by
young people. Mix was well
Al. Soders and wife, of Falls
county, have moved to this com-
munity. His wife li ved here sev-
eral years befgre her marriage.
J. F. Williamson has moved
from the Mix neighborhood toour
community. Mr. Williamson is
a good neighbor and we welcome
Measles is gradually breaking
out among us. We will likely have
our share before we get entirely
clear of it.
Miss Mae Hope has returned
and opened school again.
Hardy Parker, who has been
working for J. A. Jackson, while
hunting with a shotgun carelessly
shot his little linger nearly off.
He was carried to his father's,
and Mrs. Oliver and Mayes were
summoned, and they amputated
the finger. He was doing yvell
when heard from last.
No sickness to report except
stood that we are not at present
seeking any political "pap," but
we believe that for the purifica-
tion of our politics something
along this line should be done.
The holding of conventions to
nominate county officers is no in-
novation, for the counties all
around us have tried the plan and
find that it will do away with the
worry, expense and scandal of
county politics to such an extent
that they are not willing to dis-
pense with them.
We hope fhat the cotton factory
meeting will be well attended, and
that the project may prove a suc-
cess, Mr. Hutchings' contention
that factories without deep water
in the Brazos will be a failure, to
the contrary notwithstanding.
Ci.av, Thxas. Jaauary 22.
Kihtoh Nhws-C hsomc i.h:
The farmers are all busying
themselves preparing their fields
for another crop. Today the
road overseer, Henry Russell,
has a majority of them out fixing
er which is highly appreciated.
The ground is drying fast and in
a few days will be ready for the
plow. Up to the present time
very little farming ha been done.
Dkanvii.i.k. Texas, Jan. 23.
Pleasant, sunny days are a
great relief after so much rain
and confinement in doors. The
people seem anxious to stir out
and do all the work possible be-
fore another wet spell sets in.
Son*e gardening isbeingdone this
The last heavy rain caused the
toss of quite a number of tanks,
which gives the farmers consid-
erable extra work.
Roads are dreadfully washed.
The fact of the business is. we
believe there is too much plowing
and scraping done on the public
roads. Culverts and causeways
would answer a better purpose,
especially in the holes along hilly
Yesterday, while hauling wood,
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Mix Ti \.i . January 22. 1'hki,
kiutor nnun i'hkonh i.i
The yveather for the past few j
days has been tine, warm and in-
\ isolating and v tuning, as it does, ,
after tl'e cold, wet spell, it is like
lln- benediction that lollowsaltel"
prayer." The indications at pres-
ent are. that the respite from bad
weather yvill be of short duration.
it is finally settled that Brother
tleorge wiI! remain here, being
called for half time, with a proba-;
bilit\ for whole time. It is re-1
quested that all members of the:
church, and everybody else who i
can, l<e present at the next ser-;
\ i. e. w hi, h u ill be the first Sun
day in February, when it yvill be
definitely decided whether yve
shall have preaching half or all,
Well. M r. Kditor, yve have about j
worn out our measles-reporting
pen, ¿1. but it seems that yve must
be i t l eant to our duty or bring
it into requisition again. The
number of new vases for the past (
week is about twenty-five, vyithj
thi disease still spreading, the j
whole number of cases being
about ' 5, but fortunately there
has been no fatalities.
W. It. Boren and V. J. Sparks
sold to Mr. Hale, of Caldwell, last
week, two hundred head of hogs,
delivering them Saturday.
The percentage of new land
being put in cultivation exceeds
that of the past year or two,
which indicates that, in all proba-
bility. more cotton yvill be planted
! than last year.
Several of W. 11. Storms' chil-
dren have a very severe cough,
land it is feared it is whooping
A number of the young folks
' enjoyed a sociableat the residence
jof Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hill Friday
The time yvill soon be here when
the candidates for county and
j precinct offices will begin to an-
nounce themselves, and il any-
thing is to be done toward having
a county nominating convention,
we think some one should take the
¡lead. We wish it to be under-
the road, which needs repairing a sudden lurch in awashout threw
very much as it is almost impass- Mr- Hope from his wagon, giving
' him a hard fall and spraining his
There is considerable dissatis-
faction among the church people
aide in places.
There was a very good attend-
ance at Ciement church Sunday.
Miss Leona Thomas and Belle
Russell left for Caldwell Satur- at the prospect of being left with-
day. After Miss Russell's visit' out « Sabbath appointment by the
there, she intends going on to(circuit preacher. 1 here is still
Temple to visit an uncle. .some hope that the quarterly con-
K. L. Peters and father went1 ference in Caldwell Wednesday
to Brcnbam Saturday to select a w'" decide to do a better part by
residence for the latter, who is to I Deanville.
move there shortly. j The y°unS people had singing
K. B. Keifer returned from Ab- at *he llonie J- A- Bowers Sunday
¡lene Saturday, where he has been ni^t- They always seem pleased
on a business trip.
Ml i Pennington left Friday for ¡ l',cm the privilege.
Fast Texas to hunt a new home, i t lark, of N ellow Prairie, yvas
Marvin Farquhar got kicked j vi*ilinK relatives here Sunday,
on the jaw by an unruly horse
Miss Lilly Whit?hurst visited
the Misses Savage near Merle
last Saturday and Sunday.
A pair of Latter-Day Saints"
yve re in the village Sunday, but
did not get a hearing.
The state convicts superin-
Cookks Point, Texas, Jan. 23.
Charlie Collin is having a lively
tussle with the measles this week*
Mi Lucy Nelms visited here
Saturday and Sunday.
J. E. Collins has moved his
store nearer the road.
There was preaching at the
Baptist church Sunday at 11 a.
m. Brother James, as usual, gave
us a most excellent sermon.
The young people enjoyed a
singing Sunday night at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. E. Wallin.
Our school, which has been
suspended for some time on ac-
count of measles, will start again
Cookes Point is in a state of
tranquility at present. No one
seems to be active, especially
physically. Doubtless most of us«
though, are active mentally, in
building air castles and planning
for the future.
As Isis does not possess the
divine attribute of omnipresence,
she may not be able, every time,
to get every item of interest, but
any way, she'll do her best.
Center Point, Texas. Jan. 22.
I have been absent for some
time from your columns, but I
yvill try and fill my place this
The health of our community
is very good at present, with
tlic exception of a few cases of
A crowd of Center Point people
attended church at Liberty Sun-
day and heard a fine sermon
preached by Brother Rankin.
Truman Parkhill is making an
addition to his house, yvhich
makes it very attractive.
Miss Annie Nelson has gone on
a short visit to relatives.
Miss Lee Lucas, of Hooker-
home with Mr. and Mrs. Bowers' ville is spending a feyv days with
for some months to come. ! her cousin. Miss Ima Porter, this
Nothing of much interest has ¡ week.
occurred lately. Miss Emma Brewer has been
The industrious keep quite visiting Miss Lillie Nelson for
when Mrs. Bowers v. ill accord
Dr. Nunn, of Lee county, was
in Deanville Monday and Tues-
Miss Lila Lidson will make her i
nded by Mullinax, are cutting bl,K.v u bat ouKln to ¡ the last few days
a road sixty feet yvide from
Brazos river it Clay .
There is to be a carload of
mules brought to our city one
dav this week. L. Don:.
Voi.nky, Ti:x vs. January 22.
KlUTOK NKW S-V'll NON IC't.K'.
J. k\ (i roce has a horse badly
cut with barbed wire.
Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Rockett have
been on the sick list the past
week, caused by cold and fever.
Mrs. Atwood, after visiting in
north Texas for some time, has
Our school is progressing nice-
ly under the management of Miss
We are glad to welcome "Fli-
jah" as a member of the "Rural
Staff." His letter last week was
Mr. and Mrs. Atwood visited
Sebes ta one day last week on
Sonnic Sands, of Mt. Pleasant,
visited in our community Sunday.
Wonder what is the matterwith
the Merle correspondent? We
have not seen a letter from that!
place for some time.
We are having some fine weath
the ' do, and the lazy, y iot
We are glad to learn that Mrs.
Ida Porter, Kd (Jilley and Bogus
Sprott are all recovering from
J th e measles.
Jim Hatfield yvas in our midst
! Miss Mabel Brymer has been a
munity, and Miss Lela Roske, of' pleasant visitor in our com man-
near Caldwell, were united in the ity.
Yki.i.ow Prairie, Tex.. Jan. 24.
Kiutor X e w S-C ii r o si c i. i-::
Rufus Hoffman, of this corn-
holy bonds of matrimony on
Wednesday evening, the T7th
inst., at the bride's home. They
left immediately for the home of
the groom's mother, Mrs. Kate
Black, where they and intimate
friends were served with a very
nice supper. We wish them a
long, happy and prosperous life.
Bro. Wootton filled his regular
appointment here Saturday night
and Sunday morning at 11 o'clock.
On account of the measle scare
here he did not preach to the
Sunday school children in the
J. D. Wentzell is having con-
siderable improvement made on
Rufus Price, of Caldwell, at-
tended church here Sunday.
TO CI'KK 1.4 OHIIM K IN TWO HAYS
Tüllf I NVVIIVI Hlll>\l<l Ta 1IMTS
Vlliiiu. ;i t> rofuiul flu If il fulls in
■•un I W. i.iiovk* kluniitui' H on i'Vvfy
B. A. Porter and wife were
visiting Mrs. W. T. Nelson Sun-
Center Point school is pro-
gressing rapidly with Miss An-
nie Ktukan as teacher.
Horace Porter visited Porter'
Prairie last week.
Miss Mabel Parkhill is up
again from a relapse of measles,
we are glad to report.
Br i i i:u Cris.
Stone & Hitelieock guarantee every
¡ bottle of Cham In i lain> v-ui^h Kent-
j ed y and will refund the money to any
I one who is not satisfied after using
two-thirds of the contents. This is
the best remedy in the world for la
grippe, coughs, colds, croup ami
whooping cough, and is pleasant and
safe to take. It prevents any tendency
of a e« ld to result in pneumonia. 2-28-00
Kstrayed, by Surry Smith, commis-
sioner precinct No. 2, Hurleson county,
January IS, I'KHi, one sorrel horse,
about 14 hand- high, heavv set. snip
on nose, not branded.
,U-4t John Mct'oyvKN.
Co. Clerk Uurlcson Co., Teaatt.
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German, S. Houston. Caldwell News-Chronicle. (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 35, Ed. 1 Friday, January 26, 1900, newspaper, January 26, 1900; Caldwell, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth169272/m1/1/: accessed February 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Harrie P. Woodson Memorial Library.