Caldwell News-Chronicle. (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 35, Ed. 1 Friday, January 26, 1900 Page: 4 of 10
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—Rev. W. S. Lackey has lately
bought the place of A. B. Duck-
worth in the southern limit of
tile town and has moved there.
—The Baptist Sunday school
elected officers last Sunday as
follows: G. E. James, superinten-
dent; S. B. Murray, assistant
secretary; J. C. Hale, librarian;
Mrs. F. H. Hitchcock, organist.
—T. V. Murray ha thi week-
put the finishing touches to the
front of bis drug store, and the
appearance now of the old stand
is attractive as well as pleasing.
It seems he could get no more
appropriate name for his store
than to call it the Yellow Front.
—Some of the young people of
the town are working to organize
«reading circle or literary club.
This is something that should be
thought of by every young person
of sober mind and literary incli-
nations, as there is nothing that
adds more to the grace of a young
person's character than a good
—The measles, for lack of eligi-
ble material, can now claim but
few victims in the town; the scare
occasioned by scarlet fever has
passed like a troubled dream;
with only a few cases of mumps
in town and but little probability
of that malady getting started,
we can now say that the health of
the town is very good, and a feel-
ing of relief seems to be coming
to the town.
—The papers of Brenham are
scattering invitations broadcast
to all who may even think of en-
tering the fiddling contest which
takes place there February 9th.
In referring to a little paragraph
in the News-Chhonicle of last
week, the Brenbam Press says:
"Tell Mr. Perdue to come on, and
if he does not fiddle by note, we
will give him a seat right under
* the drippings of the sanctuary."
The Brenham Banner says: "The
Caldwell News-Chromclk wants
to enter Dick Perdue of that place
in the prize fiddling contest.
Perdue is the champion heavy-
weight fiddler of the United
San Antonio, Tex., Jan. 25.—The
Texan Live Stock association crowd-
ed three days' work into two and ad-
journed at noon today. In point of
attendance, in the importance of the
paper* read and the action taken, it
wn¡> the best meeting in the history
of the association. The leading fea-
ture today was the discussion
brought out over a paper by O. E.
King of Taylor advocating the es-
tablishment of a herd book for th*
registration of Texas cattle. The
sentiment of the convention was
about evenly divided on the proposi-
tion and the question was disponed
óf bv the appointment of a commit-
tee .if five practico 1 stockmen who
arc to thoroughly investigate the
subject and report at the next an-
nual meeting. The convention ad-
journed without deciding by vote
which is the best breed for the Tex-
as stockman to handle for all pur-
pose The ofliccr elected for the
ensuing year an : Cyrus B. Lueti-
of Berclau*. president: Chas. Sehrci-
ner of Kerrville, first vice presi-
dent; J. F. Oreen of Encinal, sec-
ond vice president: Tories TV
Brown of San A ¡nonio, secretan
and treasurer. Members of the exe-
cutive arc: W. J. Lott, It. K. I2r-
win, Tom Ortleman. 0. K. King,
Marion Sansom, J. F. Oreen, A. S.
Iteed. Ike West and John T. Lytic.
The time and place of holding the
next annual meeting was left to the
West to See the Play.
Quite a number of people went
down to Brenham Monday after-
noon to see the play, "A Son of
France," that night. Nearly all
returned next morning. Among
those who went are the following:
Misses Belle Jenkins, Myrtle
Silliman, Lena Chiles. Annie
Reeves; Mesdames C. C. Nelms.
Ida Broaddus, J. W. Jenkins;
Messrs. Dot Oliver, J. R. Hes-
lep, Walter Murray, Walter Wer-
ner, Felix Her ford and Charles
Th« Kit ra UpwIbii.
Austin, Tex., Tan. 24.—A quor-
um of both houses of the Twenty-
sixth legislature reached the city to-
day and tonight and everything is
in shape for the extra session called
to convene at noon tomorrow. Lin-
tenant Governor Browning, Speaker
Sherrill and Tax Commissioner
Colquitt met with the governor this
evening to discuss the best method
of procedure for the expedition of
•business in hand, and it was decid-
ed that after the introduction in the
house and reference to the commit-
tee on revenue and taxation of the
tax bill the senate should be invited
to send one of its committees to sit
with the house committee in open
nension for the consideration of the
hill and the hearing of argument
thereon. A resolution to this effect
will be introduced in the house to*
Bai|«r« at Itaatrup.
Bastrop, Tex., Jan. 24.—The four
jjcrsons indicted for the murder of
Arthur Burford and the serioua
wounding of Will Clements will lie
placed on trial today. Adjutant
General Scurry is here and toady
made the following statement fop
the press: "About twenty Hangers
will Im> here tomorrow. A detach-
ment will be sent to LnOrange to
meet the faction from Columbus
and another detachment will be sent
to West Point to meet the other fac-
tion. Rangers will have orders to
disarm everybody on trains bound
for Bastrop—and not only disarm
all tho*o who may have arms in Bas-
trop, but also to arrest them and
put them in jail. Strict orders are
given that any person making any
demonstration, such as drawing a
pistol for the purpose of shooting,
shall 1)0 riddled with bullet*. Gov-
ernor Savers give* positive direc-
tions that further trouble must lie
prevented at any cost." Quiet reigns
here now. but Bastrop people are in
dread lest the stillness mav prove
only a "calm between storms/' The
old town is glad to we such precau-
tions being taken.
The Shrewdest Buyer
Oil eftrtll today is looking merely for the ! est values at the lowest possible
price, that is all. He does not search for the biggeat stock nor for the loudest
mouthed advertiser. He does not care a continental whether the merchant
from whom he buys, does the biggest business or the smallest. The real liv©
man with «nine children and only one wife to support, with low priced cotton,
should have but one object in view, when he comes to town and that to j^et the
best value possible for his money.
My prices are uniform, I sell every piece of goods in my house at as near
a uniform profit as can be figured. Here are some «>1 the highest as well as
the lowest prices you pay me.
Men's Oil Grain Plow Shoes, $i.
Men's «Star Warranted Oil (¡rain Plow Shoe. This shoe is often sold at SI,50. $1.25.
I also have a complete stock of very fine shoes that run up as high as
AAA Sea Island Domestic, yard wide, 3*.
Bleached Domestic from to
Martha Washington Staple Prints and a dozen other brands, 4f.
Hamilton Navy Blues and Dress Fancies, 5^*
Prints in Oil Colors, every known shade, and
A fine line of all wool and all wool filling clothing at from $5 to $ia per suit.
And everything you eat or wear at proportionate prices.
Always the Most for the Money.
T. F. GILLEY,
Near the Depot.
Ur|* Itlra Arrmgr.
Wharton, Te«., Jan. 2.* .—The nn-
precedent success attained by Cap-
tain Dunovant in his mammoth ric^
venture near Knglc Lako has induced
planters in all adjoining counties
to plant a large acreage in this val-
uable ecrcnl. In the western por-
tion of tb's country experiments
weiv made, resulting in the produc-
tion of. first class rice, the -oil U<in«
veil adapted to 1I10 plant. Near
Bay City there nic now two largo
fields, one owned by Messrs. Vogel
sang, 11 obner Bros., D. P. Moore
and other*: a lot of up-to-date ma-
chinery for irrigating the land ba-
been parche.-.'d to put the ground
in good condition. The plat con
fci-t> of *>00 acre*. II I*. Barden of
this county has planted .'lot ucres in
j <i\ The ramie (o¡ Chinese m¡tv
plunt) is also en^-g ujj the alien
tion of farmers, who are interested
in diversified farming, and exten-
sive experiments w ill Ik- made an I
the adaptability of the -oil to tho
cultivation of tin- plant will Is- thor-
oughly te*ted, with a view of future
Rltaraad Harbor mil.
Washington, Jan. 'ÍÓ.—A meet-
ing some time this week will prob-
ably determino whether or not there
will In a river and harbor bill at
this session. It i known tli.u near-
ly all the members of the committee
except Chairman Burton are in fa-
vor of a l ill at this «c *ion He is
not directly opposing a bill arid ha-
never *aid openly that he was oppo*
ed to this one. hu bis indecision in
the matter has led to the belief that
the administration is against a bill
at this session, and he do -, uot car.
to oppose the wishes (if the admini-
(ration. The fact is thst unte.
there in a bill reported at ihi i<>ii
it will hurt the republican par^
more than am kind of a hill The
money spent in the river and harl« r
bill is the l*hs< money .«pent h\ the
taxpayers of this eountrv. n- it jro -*
into every section, jiive work to
thousands of people rind fat ilita*.. 1 market at
Cotton factory for Caldwell.
I see notice of a meeting of the
farmers of Burleson county with
all good citizens on the toth of this
month, the object of which is to
organize a company for the pur-
pose of building a cotton factory
inCaldweli. This in an cnterpri*
that every good citizen ought t. • he
interested in, and I would like to
impress upon the people the im-
portance of this meeting and urge
a full attendance. I have been a
citizen of Burleson county f >r 27
years and in that time the county
has raised and marketed oIo.omi
bales of cotton, besides other pro-
ducts. If we could have kept one-
fourth of the proceeds of this cot-
ton in circulation from year to
year, instead of our count* town
having a population of 2"oo vu-
would have a citv of I2.is \ and .1
proper proline will bring a bill.
N«-w Mill at call.
Call. Tex.. Jan -.'I The
Hank A ktmmrr.
Vineyard Haven, Mass., Jan. 2Í5.
—The tlbicigow steamer Ardnndu-
hu, Captain Dundas, from New
London, Conn,, for Halifax, NT. S.,
was sunk in n collision with the Me-
tropolitan liner Herman Winter,
from Boston for New York, oil" Rob-
insons Hoi, Vineyard sound, this
morning, and two of the Ardnn-
duhu crew of thirty-one men were
last. They wen* Chief Kngineer
Jhiiics Henderson of (Jlasgow and
Second Mate Fred I)owe of Boston.
The Herman Winter reached this
port this forenoon with the twenty-
nine men who escaped from the
W101.Mil NIrin k li) * ( rain.
La<¡range, Tex. ,Jnn 54.--- Mrs.
M. \j. Ketz, aged ?." year#, while at-
tempting to cross the Katy track,
was struck by the passenger train
thi* evening. Her left arm was
broken and probably oilier ¡ujuri'.i
A Voting Otn H llli'tl.
Center, Texas, Jan. '?! The
bloodiest tragedy ever enacted 111
this count\ took nlaee last night at
the home of A. .1 Hon vf-ntt. one
mile en*t of Center. H uieviutt
and hi- wife had quarreled Sunday;
¡ at H o'clock at night he attacked
i her with a knife; their Ki-ycur-ohl
daughter, Kosa. and two brothers,
I 10 and l'¿ years old, went to their
mother's aid lloncyeutt plunged
the knife into Ito-n's heart, killing
her instantly; both hoys and Mr-
Honeycutt were badly wounded, and
mav die. Sheriff Sim- pi c d
Uoucyeut'. in jail The knife used
was nn old "Barlow,'' nine inches
long and had recently h en i«h-irp.*u-
r d to a razor edge, lloncyeutt
talks incessantly and claim self-de-
fense. He lifts been a resident of
Center about four years. He is
about (id years old and i-1 a religious
enthusiast. Considerable excite-
ment prevails and lynching is talk-
id of. District court is in session
and the grand jury has reconvened.
Hlra frit, « I ui
Paris, Tex., Jan. ? .- !?. I*. Mayo
a few months ago fcnc d * 'arg body
of school lands in the luT'hrtaslvrn
jK>rtion of the county whic h he pur-
chased from the state. JJe receiv-
ed information today that ihe wires
have been cut in a number of placu .
I mantel ai our door for all the pro-
j duce the farms could raise. The
j question in, how can we keep
¡some of the money for our cotton
11,1 ¿it home? I say we can do it bv
being built here by Mr. (¡cory building a cotton f ador v and in-
Adams is rapidly Iwtng completed, creating it* capacitv until we <. an
Construction the frame 1- ultou* ■ manufacture the entire top >>i
completed and the machinen for • Um , "un, v1 , r,u*
. .. county is ,iil right, the pe <r ie .we
IS expected Very soon. I he mill H al, Mi;h( t)Ul our wa..'u,
expeeled to tx- tnanuíacturui|¿ lum- business ih all wrong. Come on.-,
ber by May 1. This mill will r< oome all, to this meeting.
place the one loot by Mr, Adam- ^ '
last OdoU'r by fire and will be a'
larger and finer mill than th oiu
lost, which wa- otic of the b< -t ¡11 The receipts of cotton .it tin
the south, A n port from l >-iui- different yards for the we* k end-
uiont of the I.% 111 instant -tated th f i"g Thursday noon arc as foilmv -
mill would l<e o|x>rale I, when '•'•h"-
pleted by the lndtislr at l.umlu r
company, which is an «-rror, a-, Mr.
cono* hi ci if is.
J. V. Hair
A Nowi;..n t)
K. Striiw«* .V t'o
Tot*I (or week
rr«l«hl iMln Wrordrd.
Texarkana, Tex.. Jan. 2S.—A
fri-ight train coming south from
Little Rock on the Iron Mountain
railroad was wrecked this morning
near Houghton, about twenty miles
north of this place. Two ears of
freight ruined. The accident oc-
curred from a «ink in the track.
tieorge \d irus, th< owner of th<>
mill, stated here tint this mill
would not be operated by the Indus-
trial Lumber company, but that 1st j American Cotton IV .
will operate it himself I«owry Compre** v'o.
— I Total for v eek
Toole n Town. j
Durban, Jan. 21. The statem''nl
come* from an excellent source in
Pictcriiiaritzburg that l<ord Dund-
< nald ha- entered laidysin 11It with
ltiOK men. Ihis i• not confirmed
from any other quarter, but it is
known that laird Dundouald's flying
column has Iwen acting well to thu
1 fl of the line of advance.
Ma illy Hurt la a Maaawaf.
Oroesbceck, Texv, .Ian. 2ft.—Mr.
Frank Aspley was thrown from his
«•agon today and quite seriously
hurt by his mules running away.
When first picked up he was
thnnght to la* killed, but is gradual-
ly recovering consciousness.
: in* )«-*
J77 Un l«
;o i ic
The total receipts for the entire
season up to same date arc:
Hyl' A H H IIA I,ItS.
J. ('■ Hate .vty ti.il' -
HaK^ilale A Neweomb. . 2'i'M ha l< ••
K. Htruwe A Co t' sl l u!• -«
• «. J. William* 114- nal- •
Total for Menaou 1114'' líale*
American Cotton Co.,, 2lo7 bales
I.owrjr Compre * Co 2o2n l a I •
Total 4127 Imtes
Strawberry flaato tar Sata.
I have 50,000 tine strong Michel an'1
Noon a n *t ra wherry plant* for *¡il«'. at
ll.® per HlOO, f. o. b. here; 2.S et*. p*'
100 when order i lea han MO. Heu<l
caah with order.
a. i). hurt, km.,
Rock lalaad. Tesa*.
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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/m1/4/: accessed December 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Harrie P. Woodson Memorial Library.