The Weatherford Enquirer. (Weatherford, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 48, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 29, 1891 Page: 2 of 8
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LOCAL AND PERSONAL.
L C Mm, wifewid daughters saw
the Dallas Fair Thursday.
Banker U. M. Kulwcli of Mineral
Wells Visited this city Friday.
Mrs. Unrvey Hughes of Meridian is
visiting Mrs Will* on Oak street.
Miss It Cuzzo aooniipauied Mr. aud
Mrs. Cabiro t<> Dallas Fair Thursday.
Mr. Jobn Cariuiehael of Reuo was
last week adjudged insane by the
Stilley & Mouutcastle's team ran
away Friday morning aud smashed up
the delivery wagon.
If some people knew how their
voices sound to others' ears they would
keep quiet. Music Is sweet, but all
noise is not music
Weatherford Merchants express great
admiration when they seo the job work
done at Tub Enqüihek office. It is
done by a master of the art.
And still the snap beans, tomatoes,
squashes, water melons, okra, peaches,
grapes, etc., come in from the home
gardens. Springtime lingers with us,
One Mustang grape vino in Parker
county produced 80 gallons of wine
worth $30. Quit whittling goods box-
es, town boys, and gather Mustang
grapes. It beats loafing.
According to The Enquirer's count
there was reported within Ave days and
nights of last week a loss of $600,-
000 by the burning of cotton, gins and
compresses in Texas.
Mr. M. DoCordova of Bosque cum
ty, is visiting at Hpriugtown.
There is no building boom in the city
but there are many substantial improv-
uionts bcug made.
B. F. Ncal aud fauilly of Arcadia,
La., have arrived and will make Parker
their tuture home. May they prosper.
Mrs N. Buttle aud little son, of
Weatherford, are visiting Mrs
T. II Applaby, 878 Boss avenue, dur-
ing the fair.—Dallas Times-IIeraid.
Mr. B. Dore, on the North side, al-
lowed bis wood saw to get away with
one of his fingers last Friday, and
otherwise seriously damage his haud.
Geo. Henry's horses took fright on
North Main, after the 9:30 train camo
in Friday night and came near ruining
his fine londean and one of his
Mr. G. W. Martin, of Marlin, and
his daughter of Mineral Wells, were at
the McFall, lan Saturday. Mr. Martin
bought a farm near the Wells aud
thinks of moviug to it.
Mr. F. G. Bean, n auagcr of Canier
on & Cos', lumber yard, visited Miner
al Wells Thursday. He says there
wore 800 bales of cotton waiting for
the Weatherford cotton buyers.
Mr. Ben C. Henry baa dehorsed
County buperintendent Brannon and
is now the tall rider himself.
How is 600 blFtes of cotton every-
day for a week, for an average 1 This is
what Wfljitberford received last week.
J. W. Dale, the portly and gentle-
manly editor of the Iowa Park Texan,
honored The Enquirer with his pres-
ence Friday. He had been over to
Springtown to see how the Newsdeal-
er was flourshing. He and family
went on to the Dallas Fair.
Miss Pearl Prewett of Cleburne, Miss
Blanch Alexander of Midlothian, Miss
Vesta Echols of Longview and Miss
Claud Smith of Oak Cliff, four of the
prettiest and brightest pupils at the
Texaa Female Seminary, visited their
home folks latter part of last week.
Mr. M. F. Thompson exhibited in
this office Friday a vine of goobers
heavily loaded with the finest nuts. It
grew in his garden in town and shows
that this sandy loam soil will produce
peanuts as proliflcally as does the san-
dy soils of Georgia. Plant Uss cotton
and more goobers
From every neighborhood of Parker
comes the intelligence of now settlers.
Generous soil, equable climate, fine
schools and a law-abiding people are
tho magnets that draw good people.
J. Mathews one of Young county's
sterling farmers, was in town Friday
selling wheat at 91 1-2 cents per bush
cl. He says the cattle in Youug are
beginning to die for want of water and
Last week Capt. Tom Smith of
Bosque bought the Braselton farm, 7
miles from town. It containes 140
aeres and Bold for $1800.00 cash. Capt.
Smith is a first-class citizen and he and
his family are valuable additions to
from rear town
a pumpkin that
Last Thursday Mr. A. G. Brannon,
a good farmer of the Poslville neigh-
borhood came to the city with a wagon
load of cotton. A prominent merchant
while standing by the wagon concluded
to take a smoke He struck a match
against the wagon, a spark flew against
the cotton, two bales of wnicb were
instantly in a blaze, and were, in spite
of all the bystanders' help, ruined.
This was the second instance on the
squaro during the week. These two
attempts to smoke come h gh and
ought to warn everybody not to strike
matches nor smoke near cotton.
Mr. A. J. Ellis
brought in Friday
measured three feet and ten inches
in length. It grew in shape of a half
circle as did his whole crop this season.
He never saw such a crop. They are
nearly all necks, very solid and very
(Jul. H. S. Moran, who used to be the
law partner of Col. Shannon at this
place, has re entered upon the practice
of his profession in Weatherford. He
will be welcomed by bis numerous
friends in this section and his well
known ability assures him success from
Mr. C. A. Donovan is now repre-
senting the solid and dauntless manu-
facturing House of Tdnnent-StribKng
of St. Louis. He is so well and so fa-
vorably known to all the merchants
in this territory he has ouly to step in
and ask : "Well, how many shoes you'll
order to-day." They know what Don-
ovan represents about shoes is so and
it goes with them all. They'll be glad
to know Donovan is now with a firm
who defy competition in quality and
Mrs. N. A. Alexander, from Missouri
on her way to Reno, to visit relatives,
stopped at the McFall House last Frl-
If you know buything good for Weath-
erford or Parker county, aud it is not
told in The Enquiueh, censure your
self for not telling it.
Mrs. J. W. Winkler, and Miss Don-
aldson, of Whitt, were among tho City
Hotel arrivals, Friday. They left for
Wagons around wagons, loaded with
oats, corn, wneat, cotton, hay, potatoes,
vegetables, hides, etc., blocked the
square and streets, Saturday.
J. K. Robinson and family and Tuck-
er Cox and wife, from Fayettvil'e,
Ark., were registered at the McFall
last week. They have located near
Agnes, Jack county.
It was not Joe Rodger's scarc-
ity of good meat that led him
to put the end of his finger in a bulk
of sausage, but he did it "all
the same," and now be regrets it.
Reports to the contrary, The Enqtr-
er job office is fully equipped to turn out
all classes of printing in shore order and
as neatly^s it can be done by any
house. Try us.
Ladies' Gloaks, Jack-
ets and Wraps
At the RACKET STORE. We bought the above goods CHEAP from a manufac-
turer, and they MUST BE SOLD. COME AND SEE THESE GOODS.
Made Expressly for our trade MEN'S, YOUTHS' and BOYS' SUSPENDERS
Prices, FIVE TO FIFTY CENTS.
THE RACKET STORE, - - - - WM. HAAS,
SOUTH SIDE SQUARE. WEATHERFORD, TEXAS.
M. G. Scurber, who has been absent
in Erath county for several weeks,
building bridges, returned home last
week, and Friday made a flying trip
to Fort Worth.
Geo. M. Lasater, of Whitt, was at
the City Hotel, Friday, and left for
the Dallas Fair Saturday morning.
Mr. Lasater loaded 300 head of beef
cattle here for St. Louis and
Dr. Neer is out with lawyers who
put witnesses under the rule on little
civil cases. In the innocence of his
soul the good doctor thinks everybody
will tell the truth anyhow. The exper-
ienced lawyer knows better.
H. 8. Moran, Attorney at Law, has
opened an office in the Heart building,
on North Main Street where he inviteB
his friends to call. He proposes to pay
espescial attention to meritorious
claims for damages by railroads and
settling claims against estates. [4t.
Hon. R. R. Haynes and his charm-
ing family left Saturday for San Anto-
nio. They expressed themselves de-
lighted with Weatherford and grate-
ful to the people for the cordiality and
courtesies shown then during their
brief stay. " Weatherford has captur-
ed our eyes and won our hearts,
and we expect to make it our winter
home," said the big hearted Mlssourian
as he bade Tns Enquirer good-bye.
Ladies Go Pecannlng.
Last week Mrs. A. N. Grant,
Barradel, Miss Leah Couts and
Maggie Coleman supplied themselves
with sacks, bedding and lunches,
mounted a hack without male escort
and hied themselves away pecan hunt-
ing. They left before day Tuesday,
stayed all night in a barn on Mr. J. R.
Couts' ranch, about 12 miles in the
country, and returned Thursday with
one bushel of shelled pecans each. It
was a happy, brave company and they
report having enjoyed a jolly timo.
Bless the Texas women; they don't
sometimes care if the men are ''just
too busy for anything."
According to Tub Enquirer's figur-
ing, the man with seven children to
clothe, and without taxablo property,
pays more taxes to the government
than does the man without children to
clothe, and with $25,000 worth of
taxable property. And yet the
wiseacres declare the tariff is a
Leave orders for Rock Creek coal
with L. N. Bailey public weigher or at
the office of the company in the W. M.
W. & Nw. Ry. building North Main St.
CLARENCE C. KIDD,
Office in rear of First National Bank.
P. APPLE GATE,
Office—Franco-Texan Land Co.
WEATHERFORD, : TEXAS.
F. M. SELF,
-CASH PAID for-
NORTH MAIN STREET.
Opp. Weatherford, M. IF. «C- N. W. Depot,
COLEMAN & LYSAGHT,
WEATHERFORD, : : TEXAS.
WM. B. MILLER,
-WHOLESALE AND RETAIL-
DRUGGIST AND BOOKSELLER,
SOUTH SIDE SQUARE, WEATHERFORD, TEXAS.
Keeps his establishment supplied at ail times with a carefully selected stock of
Pure Drugs and Medicines,
Patent Medicines, Paint9, Oils, Varnishes, Window Glass, Fine Perfumery, Toilet Articles, Ar
tists'Material, Spectacles, Wall Paper, Tooth, Nail, Hair and Paint Brushes, Portmanaies, FIm
Cigars, Etc. Also Headquarters for the sale of
School Boots, Stationery, School Supplies and Blank Books
Of All Kinds. Tho Quality of our Goods and prices of same altogether favorable to the pur
chaser. CALL AND SEE US.
WM. 3 MILLER.
REMEMBER THAT THE OLD RELIABLE LINE
Ha* never gone baclc on yon
in the 12 years that it haa
been running in Weather-
ford, and that It will give
cheaper and bette rrates than
any line in the city. Leave
your orders at Carson-Lewi*
house, or telephone from
Thomson house or City HoteL
WE DON'T EAT R. R. IRON!
But have the nerve to tackle a Big Thing, if at a Price.
We have purchased from the Trustee the stock formerly owned by M. W. Reeves & Co., Abilene,
DRY GOODS, BOOTS, SHOES, ETC.
->At 50 CENTS ON THE DOLLAR.-**
These goods come to Weatherford as soon as we can make room. Rather than rent another store we
have decided to cut our ¡prices STILL LOWER, and give the people of Parker and adjoining counties the
benefit of our good fortune. Remember these are all new goods, but must go. Come early and get largest
plums. Yours respectfully,
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Vincent, Jas. U. The Weatherford Enquirer. (Weatherford, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 48, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 29, 1891, newspaper, October 29, 1891; Weatherford, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182022/m1/2/: accessed March 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.