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Bastrop Advertiser, 9/10/1904


W. E. Thompson is here this week.

O. P. Jones was home for a few days this week.

E. O. Ranelle, of Cedar Creek, was in town Monday.

Mrs. J. C. Edmonds and family are expected home next week.

Mrs. T. J. Trigg returned Sunday from the St. Louis World's Fair.

Commissioner Ben P. Simmons, of Cedar Creek, was in town Monday.

Joe Parks left this week for Lampasas, to accept a position in the printing office.

Prof. T. R. Mobley, of Red Rock, was a visitor to Bastrop the first of the week.

W. F. Martin, of Cedar Creek, was in attendance upon county court Monday.

Charley Hill was in town Saturday, and reported the escape of one of his convicts.

J. C. Mosby and wife, are visiting the World's Fair.

Mrs. L. H. Hill, of Hill's Prairie, left Monday for St. Louis, on a visit to the World's Fair.

Guy Wolfenberger was among the pleasant callers at the ADVERTISER office Saturday.

County Commissioner C. E. Lindner and Mr. Wunneburger, of Paige, were in town Friday.

Capt. and Mrs. J. S. Jones and Miss Nellie Nash leave today Saturday, for the World's Fair.

Deputy sheriff H. N. Bell, wife and little son, leave today, Saturday, for the World's Fair.

Attorney J. H. Miley, of Smithville, was among the attorneys in attendance upon county court

this week.

J. L. Wilbarer, wife and two daughters, Misses Ivy and Lee, were visitors to the St. Louis

World's Fair.

Prof. C. B. Capron, piano tuner, will be in Bastrop next Tuesday, 13th, on his semi annual

visit to Bastrop.

Mrs. T. C. Osborne and daughters, Misses Mary and Belle, returned Sunday last from the St.

Louis Fair.

Miss Lottie Moncure and sister, in the city this week, attending the meeting of the Eastern

Star Monday night.

Our Democratic friends, W. J. Scarborough, of McDade, was a pleasant caller at the ADVERTISER

office Tuesday.

George Hemphill, of the Pin Oak neighborhood, a resident of Bastrop county for more than fifty

years, was in town Monday.

Mrs. C. S. Bailey, of San Antonio, representing the Mutual Insurance Compay of New York, spent

several days in Bastrop, this week.

BORN, to Mr. and Mrs. Coke Brown, a fine 10 pound baby boy. Mother and babe doing splendidly,

Coke looking important and stepping high.

Miss Mae Brett, of Galveston, an experienced Milliner, has arrived in Bastrop and taken charge

of the Millinery Department at the store of J. M. Holt & Co.

Dr. M. B. Combs, of San Marcos, visited Bastrop since last issue, guest of his brother, Dr.

H. B. Combs, returning to San Marcos Monday afternoon.

Judge W. L. Moore, of Smithville, was in attendance upon county court Tuesday. He reported a

heavy rain at Smithville Monday afternoon, a perfect flood.

Mrs. H. M. Garwood and children, on a weeks' visit to Bastrop, guests of her brother, county

attorney Paul D. Page and family, left Monday for her home in Houston.

W. S. Swain, representing the Houston Marine and Fire Insurance Company, of Houston, was a

visitor in the city this week, securing a local agent for his company.

Rev. E. W. Holman, of Elgin, was among the visitors to Bastrop Thursday. Rev. Holman came to

Texas from Franklin County, AL, in 1859, and has been a resident of Bastrop County for

12 years.

Mrs. J. W. Kennedy and Miss Fenora Chambers returned Sunday from the St. Louis Fair, and while

there, purchased the largest and most complete line of millinery, dress goods and

notions ever shown in this section, and ladies of Bastrop and vicinity would do well to

await their arrival.

Ex postmaster C. C. Watterson, of Watterson, was in town Monday. Mr. Watterson is 83 years old,

and yet he rode from his home to Bastrop, a distance of about 18 miles, on horse back,

riding a young horse, and seemed but little fatigued when he reached the town, riding

back home in the afternoon. Scarcely one man in a thousand, at his age, could ride

horseback 18 miles in the morning, reaching his destination by 10 o'clock, transact

business and return in the afternoon, making 36 miles within about 12 hours.

Mr. Thomas, secretary of the Elgin Truck Growers' Association, reports 46 car loads of melons

shipped from that point, netting the producers, $2,052.89; potatoes were sold to the

amount of $306.40. In May and June, says the Courier, there was paid for Irish potatoes

through association, $1,654.13, making a total of $4,013.42 paid the farmers for melons

and potatoes by the Association. The Courier "believes it is making a very conservative

estimate in placing the total receipts for truck this year at Elgin, at near $10,000,

and from all we can gather from the truck growers' future plans, we'll sell $50,000

worth next year."

"In those days the family of every settler was safe in the hands of his neighbor as was his

property and his good name!" These were the words of Judge W. K. Makemson during the

Old Settlers reunion in Georgetown last Saturday. This declaration was true of the

olden times. Families were neighbors and intimate friends who lived ten to thirty miles

apart. What a glorious sentiment that men's property, families and good names were safe

in the hands of the early settlers. Let the present generation emulate their splendid

example along these lines. Georgetown Commercial.


Oscar Pfeiffer, the expert machinist, is still "in the market" for general repairing, guarent-

eeing good workmanship and entire satisfaction


Mr. F. Magans (Madans), local manager of the National Benevolent Society, Kansas City, Missouri,

informs us that during the past two and a half years, he as agent has paid the following

amounts for sick and accident benefits to members in Bastrop, no deaths having occured:

Sickness-Louis Bersona $17.15, J. C. Bauhof $2.86, Geo C. Schaefer $1.43, Oscar Pfeifer

$25.33, W. A. More $4.30, Miss H. L. Kesselus $24.64, Thos. H.....


Bastrop Advertiser 9/21/1904


On Saturday last, about a mile from Smithville, just across the river, Land Foxel shot and

killed Henry Nink. Nink lived until 8 o'clock next morning. We have been unable to get the

particular, further than that the two had been in Smithville that day, and while there became

involved in a fight, for which both were arrested and fined. Nink and friends were on their

way home when the shooting took place. Foxel was brought to Bastrop Sunday afternoon and placed

in jail.

$20.00 PREMIUM

Farmer J. E. Dotson, of Cedar Creek, brought cotton to town Monday, Market Day, and was certainly

glad he brought it. The Board of Trade offered a premium of $10 to the one bringing cotton the

longest distance from town, and another $10 to the one bringing in the biggest wagon load of

cotton. Mr. Dotson captured both premiums, a total of $20 getting the cash, besides a good

price for his cotton.

Prof. A. D. Halliburton, of Red Rock, offers some valuable land for sale or rent. See ad.

WANTED- All your turkeys, chickens, geese ad ducks, also bees wax, paying the highest cash

market price. CARLTON ELLIS

We are reliably informed that Col. T. J. Trigg has a three acre piece of cotton from which he

has gathered and ginned four bales of cotton and is certain of the fifth bale. So much for


Photographer Newton has returned and will be found at the old Gallery, prepared to do first

class work, and for the next few days, at specially low rates. All work guaranteed as to

quality and low prices.

Carlton Ellis will pay the highest cash market price for your turkeys, chickens, geese and

ducks, also bees wax.

Market day Monday was not as good as it should have been, farmers too busy in the cotton patch

to spare the day for town visiting. It was the first good cotton picking day for a week or more

and every picker was in the patch.


Bastrop Advertiser 9/1904

REV. Joseph Smith

A Bastrop Boy, Self-Made, is now Pastor of one of the Largest Presbyterian Churches in the

City of Baltimore.

Under the caption "Former Texans Who Have Achieved Fame" Once i Humble Stations in the Lone

Star State, Harry Haynes writes the Austin Statesman, giving a lengthy list, from which we

extract the following:

"Joseph Smith, a boy born and reared in Lockhart, drifted north and is now pastor of one of

the largest Presbyterian churches of Baltimore."

The Joseph Smith referred to above, is a Bastrop boy - raised and educated in this town. He

went from here to Missouri and for many years was pastor of a big Presbyterian church at St.

Joseph, Mo. It is true, Joseph Smith was born in Lockhart, in the year 1854, and, with his

parents came to Bastrop in the year 1858, which was his home until sometime afer he reached

manhood. In youth, Joe was rather "wild and rolicksom," but if he ever did a real mean act

it never came to light. He was often spoken of as "rather wild, but, a good boy." He is the

youngest son of Rev. and Mrs. W. A. Smith, the father a noted Presbyterian minister and the

mother, a pure christian lady. He had one sister and two brothers; his sister, now deceased,

was the first wife of Judge W. K. Makemson, of Georgetown; one brother, when a boy, was

drowned in the Colorado River at Bastrop; the other brother, Cicero, moved to a distant Texas

county, and was at one time the county judge of that county.

From boyhood Joe was active, energetic, with an industry, mental and physical, possessed by few

boys of his age, always ready to turn in an honest dime, even to blacking shoes and the

shaving of his young associates. He was a great speaker; when about 16 years old he accepted

an invitation to deliver a temperance lecture at the Christian church. The boys gave it out

there would be "fun" that night, and very early the church house was crowded, literally packed.

Joe, from their manuevres, suspicioned something, but determined not to be baffled. Knowing

he had prepared a good speech, he determined to deliver that speech at all and every hazard,

notwithstanding the guying and trickery of his young friends. And there was "fun"; also, a

genuine surprise. The speaker astonished all by the splendidness of his address - working,

sentiment and delivery.

Joe had borrowed, for the occasion, from a young limb of the law, a massive gold-headed walking

cane and a huge gold watch and long, heavy chain. He waited for all to be seated before he

entered the church. When all was ready he walked in, ascending the pulpit with the pompous air

of a speaker long in the business. He deliberately laid the gold headed cain across the pulpit

stand, pulled the watch out, opened it, looked at the time, then loosened the chain from vest

and laid open watch and chain on the stand before him. He then began his discourse, but had

proceeded but a few moments when his young associates, through a spirit of fun, began showering

the pulpit with rank weeds, some of them immense size, as "floral tributes", literally covering

the speaker. Nothing daunted, the young speaker took the 'ovation' good humoredly, very cooly

pushed the brush to one side, and continued his speech to the end, apparently unaware of any

disturbance whatever. When he had concluded all admitted he had made a strong argument in

favor of temperance and delivered a most interesting speech. Even those who had been foremost

and most active in the attempt to frustrate and redicule him at the beginning, before the close

were his most attentive and intersted listeners. They had had their fun but had met with a very

agreeable surprise as well, and Joseph Smith had raised himself considerably in their estimation.

Well, Joe, the friends at home of your early youth, (remembering you as their bright little

friend Joe), are proud of the honors you have achieved; may you continue to go higher and

higher in this world, and when the end of Time to you on earth shall come, may you receive the

just reward of a well spent life, and hear the happy, welcome plaudit, "Well done thou good

and faithful servant. Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord."

The extreme hot weather is over, the recent rains have cooled the atmosphere, and real fall

weather will soon be upon us.

There seems to be a general disposition among farmers to hold cotton for better prices. As

high as 15 cents a pound is predicted.

The Smithville school opened a ten months session, Monday, with a large attendance. Prof. J.

B. Bond is the Superintendent.

With a large amount of old corn on hand, a very good new crop, much of which has been gathered,

meal is a very scarce article in Bastrop.

That Market day, next Monday. Dont forge it. ote the premiums offered on cotton. We hope to see

a big crowd of farmers in town next Monday.

Regular services at the Methodist church Saturday morning. There will be no service at night,

when the congregation will attend service at the Baptist church.

Col. Edmonds, superintendent of the Public Schools, requests the white teachers to meet him at

the Public School building, 3 o'clock this, Saturday afternoon, Sept. 17, 1904.

It is generally conceded that the recent rains throughout this section have done but little, if

any damage to the cotton crop, and will prove very beneficial to fall gardens and grass pastures.

Rockdale's Sales Day Monday, was a grand sucess, with 5,000 people present. What will Bastrop

Market Day next Monday be? Let the town be chuck full of visitors. See program of prizes


Mrs. Belle Jones having resigned her position in the Bastrop Public School, to accept a

more lucreative position at Dallas, the trustees, Wednesday, elected Prof. Jesse Dawson to

the position held by Miss Jones.


Oscar Pfeiffer, the expert machinist, is still "in the market" for general repairing,

guaranteeing good workmanship and entire satisfaction.

The Advertiser's columns are beginning to show up well in Austin advertisements, an evidence

of the popularity of the old paper abroad as well as at home. If necessary, we can easily

add four more pages, for the accommodation of advertisers.

This section was visited by a copious rain Tuesday afternoon, beginning, at times a heavy fall,

until 5 o'clock, continued drizzle through the night, with heavy rainfall during the day

Wednesday, dark and cloudy Thursday morning.

Bastrop Advertiser 9/24/1904


Miss Annie Miller left Monday for Fairland.

B. F. Hudgins, of Smithville, was in town Wednesday.

Leon Klockmann returned home from LaGrange Monday.

Miss Nellie Nash returned from the World's Fair Monday.

A.D. Murchison, of Cedar, was a visitor to Bastrop Monday.

Prof. Jesse Dawson has accepted a position in the public school.

Mr. Pink Ransom, of McDade, was in Bastrop Saturday evening.

J. E. and W. H. Dotson, of Cedar Creek, were in town Monday.

Prof. Jesse Dawson returned from Williamson county Wednesday.

Judge J. D. Alexander was in town from Cedar Creek, Wednesday.

H. N. Bell, wife and child, left for the Fair, at St. Louis, Thursday.

Gus Eschburger, of McDade, was a visitor at the county seat, Thursday.

Mrs. P. T. Watson, of McDade, is visiting Lonnie Ransom and family.

Mrs. L. H. Hill, of Hill's Prairie, returned Friday from the World's Fair.

J. C. Mosby and wife returned the first of the week from the World's Fair.

Mrs. Lonnie Ransom has returned from a few days visit to relatives in McDade.

Miss Annie Shanklin, of Belton, is visiting Bastrop, guest of the Misses Higgins.

Miss Annie Duval and Miss Mary Higgins left Thursday on a visit to Houston.

John Smith, vice president Bastrop Truck Growers Association, was in town Monday.

Mr. And Mrs. Bill Foxel, of Alum Creek neighborhood, were visitors in the city Monday.

Hon. J. S. Jones, wife and child returned from the St. Louis World's Fair, Monday morning.

Miss Delia Simpson, of Cedar Creek, has accepted a position as teacher in the Bastrop public school.

Mr. And Mrs. A. C. Erhard, and son, Harry, returned Friday of last week, from the St. Louis Fair.

W. G. Powell, of the Red Rock neighborhood, was among the visitors at the county seat, Wednesday.

Rev. J. W. Westbrook and D. R. LeMaster; of McDade, were among the visitors in Bastrop Monday.

"Dr." George D. Breiger, of Houston, was in Bastrop a few hours since last issue, en route to the

World's Fair.

Mrs. Dr. H. P. Luckett is visiting her son, Dr. H. P. Luckett and family, who are health

recruiting on the coast, this week.

Miss Drennan Alexander, of Cedar Creek, passed through Bastrop Wednesday, en route home from

a visit to Taylor and Hutto.

The popular station agent, W. E. Ware, of Manor, was here Monday and of course gave the

Advertiser officer a pleasant call.

County Attorney and Mrs. Paul D. Page left Saturday night on a visit to the World's Fair,

expecting to be absent until after October 1st.

W. E. Orgain left Monday for the St. Louis Fair, and on his return will resume his studies

in the law department at the State University.

Dr. E. L. Batts, of San Angelo, was a visitor at the old home this week, guest of his mother,

Mrs. A. J. Batts. He left for San Angelo, Thursday.

W. E. Ware, the efficient station agent of the H. & T. C., at Manor, on a visit to the old

Bastrop home this week, has been with the Central road for eighteen years.

Ex-Attorney General M. M. Crane was in attendance upon county court as counsel in the

Lawrence will case. The case was decided at the night session of the court, Tuesday, and

Mr. Crane left on the mid-night north bound Katy flyer.

Mrs. S. J. Orgain, Mrs. William Kesselus and daughter, Miss Adelia, Mrs. W. C. Powell, Mrs.

W. A. McCord, Mrs. A. B. McLavy, J. S. Jones and wife and J. C. Mosby and wife, returned from

the St. Louis World's Fair since last issue of the Advertiser.

Mrs. Charles W. Schaefer, accompanied by her little daughter, Miss Clara, aged 13 years, were

callers at the Advertiser office Monday. We were shown work done by little Miss Clara in the

Paige school, under Prof. Hartford Jenkins and Mrs. Schaefer, which was indeed remarkable, and

would reflect credit upon a child many years her senior.

Henry Rogers and Matt E. Anderson took a horse back ride across the river Monday morning,

inspecting the farms. This is not remarkable for Henry, but for Matt very remarkable -

possibly the first time Matt's legs had crossed a horse for lo, these many years, yet he

looked very "natural" as he rode off, almost like he did something less than fifty years ago.

H. Bouchard, solicitor for the South western Telephone Company, was a pleasant caller at

the Advertiser office Thursday morning, giving out the information that the Blake transmitters

will be removed and long distance instruments put in phones at all residences and places of

business, all party lines taken out and the rates reduced, for residence $1.50, and places of business, $2.50.


therefore come around and see for yourself the BRAND NEW LINE of Dry Goods we have just put in. The entire stock was bought in St. Louis the first week in September, when cotton goods were lower than for some time previous, consequently we can sell them cheaper than the man who went to market earlier than we.

Among the lot we take great pride in showing our MEN'S HOSE, hose for all feet in all walkes of life, from the Farmer's Choice, 10 cents per pair, to the embroidered French lisle, 50 cents.

Our hose for Ladies are unexcelled, the original DIXIE is always the best. No woman wants an imitation (even tho it is offered at a lower price) when she can get the original. The LOWER PRICE stamps the article INFERIOR. We bought this new line of hose specially for our Fall and Winter customers.

Before buying school dresses for your children examine our artistic line of calicoes, percales, ginghams. See the madras for shirts, silver greys for second mourning, and the ladies who wish solid black calico for home dresses, can not do better than to try our FAMOUS SIMPSON DYE brand which is a ABSOLUTELY FAST.

You can not afford to do without those white headed pins, assorted sizes; and as for our Men's shirts ad Winter Underwear, nothing we can say as seeing the goods for yourself. Ask to examine them. It is a pleasure to show goods. You don't have to buy unless pleased.

We have nothing to say to "boost" up our trade on Stationery, for we can not see how it could be better; it keeps us moving to supply the demands. No……


Bastrop Advertiser 10/1/1904


Joe Young returned Monday from the World's Fair.

W. W. Litton, of Upton was in town since last issue.

Thomas E. Lynch toured North Texas since last issue.

J. C. Orgain returned Saturday from the World's Fair.

Miss Beulah Rector visited Elgin Tuesday and Wednesday.

Miss Madie Moore of Hill's Prairie, visited Bastrop this week.

Oliver P. Jones expects to leave tonight for the World's Fair.

Lee Alexander, of Cedar Creek, was in the county seat Saturday.

W. E. Orgain returned Monday from a visit to the World's Fair.

Thomas H. Parks and August Burger visited Red Rock Saturday.

T. C. Alexander, of Cedar Creek, was a visitor at the county seat Saturday.

Miss Lottie Moncure, of Cedar Creek, spent several days in Bastrop this week.

Capt. J. J. Moncure of Cedar Creek neighborhood was in town Tuesday.

James Moore is visiting Bastrop this week, guest of Mr. And Mrs. K. M. Trigg.

W. H. Foxel and J. A. Hewatt, from the East side were at the county seat, Monday.

Pierce Wolfenberger, of the south west part of the county, was in town Saturday.

Mrs. Minnie Higgins, of Houston, is visiting Bastrop, guest of Mr. And Mrs. W. J. Miley.

S. T. Hillman was in town Monday with another lot of turnip greens and watermelons.

W. J. Scarborough, the popular sewing machine agent, was a visitor in Bastrop Monday.

County Treasurer C. R. Haynie leaves today, Friday, for Waco, to hear Senator Bailey speak.

County Attorney and Mrs. Paul D. Page are expected home from the St. Louis Fair today.

Joseph Green Leath, the Advertiser's handsome "devil" spent Sunday out at "Possum Hollow."

Mrs. Alf Jung, Mrs. H. G. Klockman, Misses Mollie and Annie Bauhof, left Saturday night for

the World's Fair.

Mr. And Mrs. John D. Claiborne, of the southwest part of the county, visited Bastrop Friday

of last week.

Mrs. T. C. Cain and daughter, Miss Laura, left Tuesday for Austin, to be absent ten days or

two weeks.

A.S. Burger left Thursday for Winchell, where he has accepted a position as book keeper and


Mrs. Lillie Walling and son, George Louis Walling, are visiting Bastrop, the guests of Mr.

And Mrs. W. T. Higgins.

Dr. William M. Cunningham and family have returned to Bastrop, and the Doctor has about

decided to relocate here.

Farmer John Michael and wife left Saturday night on the northbound Katy Flyer, for St. Louis,

on a visit to the World's Fair.

Miss Annie Prause has accepted a position in a dress making establishment in Waco, and left

for that city latter part of last week.

George Gamble of Elgin, came down Monday to attend the dance at the opera house. While in

Bastrop he was the guest of W. E. Orgain.

Attorney J. H. Milley, of Smithville, spent Monday in Bastrop. He is acting county attorney

during the absence of county attorney Paul D. Page.

Dr. C. C. Higgins, of Bay City, visited Bastrop this week, coming in Monday. The Doctor has

recently returned from an extended visit to Europe.

Dr. William Cunningham, of Houston, who has been visiting relatives at Bastrop, left Monday

for Taylor, on a visit to his brother, Dr. Sam Cunningham.

Hon. W. E. Maynard, of the law firm of Orgain & Maynard, returned Saturday night from Austin

County, where he has been employed in a murder case.

Attorney E. F. Higgins, of Houston, was a visitor at the old home this week, in attendance

upon the marriage of his sister, Miss Annie Higgins and Mr. Robert Trigg.

C. W. Hill was I from the Convict Farm, Wednesday, and with the assistance of Constable Woody

Townsend, captured the Negro who recently escaped from the farm.

Mr. And Mrs. C. A. Haywood and child, on a six weeks visit in Bastrop, guests of Mrs. Haywood's

parents, Mr. And Mrs. J. Schill, leave for their home, Holland, today, Friday.

Morris Rector left Tuesday for Austin, to resume his studies in the State University, and

will this year enter the law department. Bright and studious, the Advertiser predicts a

bright future for Morris at the University and in the great battle of life.


Bastrop Advertiser 10/29/1904


Mrs. Theo. Reisner of Austin, is a guest of Mrs. E. Bastain.

County Attorney Paul D. Page visited Dallas and Austin this week.

J. H. Hendrix of the Watterson neighborhood, was in town Friday of last week.

Mrs. B. D. Orgain left Tuesday on a visit among relatives and friends in Austin.

W. W. Litton, of Upton, was a pleasant caller at the Advertiser office, Saturday.

W. F. Martin was among the pleasant callers at the Advertiser Office, Saturday.

Mr. And Mrs. George Starcke returned Thursday from a visit to the World's Fair at St. Louis.

Mrs. George P. Assman, of Austin, is a guest of her brother, R. J. Griesenbeck and family.

Miss Edith Heiligbrodt left Tuesday afteroon for Lockhart, on a visit among relatives and


Mrs. T. C. Cain and daughter, Miss Laura, left Tuesday for Austin, to be absent on or two


M. Gloeckner, Sr, leaves Sunday morning for San Antonio to see the Fair and enjoy a few days

with his sons.

W. A. Hasler and pretty little daughter, Mildred Annie, were callers at the Advertiser office

Friday, of last week.

Justice Perry Winston, of the Alum Creek neighborhood, was among the welcome visitors at

Bastrop, Thursday.

Mrs. J. P. Fowler, Jr and son Clyde Maynard, left last week for Stratford, where they will

spend some time with relatives.

B. E. McMillen, representing the staunch firm of Scarff & O'Connor Co, Dallas and Houston,

was a pleasant caller at the Advertiser office Saturday.

Farmer and Stock raiser, J. D. Fitzwilliam, from the west side, in town Tuesday, reports only

a light shower of rain in his neighborhood, Monday night.

E. Nitche, wife and daughter, of Marshal, were here to attend the funeral of A. Knittel, but

were delayed and did not reach Bastrop until late Wednesday afternoon, after the burial.

W. E. Schubert and family, from Lincoln, Lee County, T. W. Poll, of Dallas, J. H. Knittel, of

Beaumont, were here Wednesday in attendance upon the funeral of Mr. A. Knittel.

Jas. H. Craft returned last week from a visit to the World's Fair. He spent five days at the

Fair, and says he didn't see the half of it, and would like to go back and see what he didn't

see on the first visit.


Just received in two flavors, vanilla and strawberry, the Famous Honey Comb Candy, at E. F.

Rabensburgs, who is the sole agent in Bastrop.





S. W. Wood of Woods Store, was in town Monday.

Miss Laura Cain returned from Austin, Monday afternoon.

Dr. H. B. Combs and wife will visit the World's Fair at St. Louis.

Dick Sowell and J. V. Lowden, of Paige, were in town Saturday.

Ben J. Gresham and John Moore, of Smithville, were in town Monday.

Preston Dyer and Lee Olive left Monday night for the World's Fair.

A.T. Morris is attending the Baptist State Convention at Waco this week.

Hon. W. E. Maynard returned from a hunting trip in Austin county, Saturday.

B. C. Clark attended the Dr. DeWitt Norton concert at Smithville, Tuesday night.

Mrs. W. C. Powell and Miss Pearl Windrow are in St. Louis attending the World's Fair.

C. Chalmers, the newly elected County Treasurer, was a visitor at the county seat this week.

C. C. Watterson, of Watterson, Judge of the election came in Wednesday with the returns form

his box.

B. P. Templeton, Judge of the Caldwell store box, came in Wednesday, bringing in the vote of

that box.

Mrs. William Young, and daughter-in-law, Mrs. John Young, of Hill's Prairie, were visitors in

town Wednesday.

Mr. G. W. McGill, of Del Valle, a long time subscriber of the Advertiser, was a pleasant

caller Monday.

The Advertiser's long time friend, Ben P. Templeton, was among the welcome visitors at the

county seat Monday.

J. S. Caldwell, representing the Bush-Gerts Piano Co., spent several days in Bastrop this

week, representing this excellent firm.

J. C. Duran and E. L. Culpepper and the little son, Jim, of Red Rock, were visitors at the

county seat, Wednesday.

Commissioner C. E. Lindner and E. L. Winneburger, of the Paige neighborhood, were among the

visitors in Bastrop Wednesday.

S. S. Sayers, of Austin, came down Sunday, remaining until after the election, casting his

vote for the Democratic ticket straight.

"Dr." George Brieger came home Sunday, remaining over Tuesday, to cast his vote for Judge

Parker and the Democratic ticket.

Miss Lottie Moncure, of Cedar Creek, was in town Monday, coming in to attend the meeting of

the Mina Chapter of the Eastern Star.

R. N. Snow, of Smithville, was in town Monday. He came up to see his nephew, and learn the

particulars of his shooting the Mexican.

Miss Beulah Craft, Mrs. K. M. Trigg and Mrs. Robert Trigg are in attendance at the State

Convention of the Baptist church at Waco this week.

Attorneys J. P. Sr and J. P. Fowler Jr. returned home from the World's Fair at St.Louis,

Friday of last week. They report the Fair simply grand.

Mr. J. W. Duran, of Red Rock, left Tuesday afternoon, for north Texas, Collier county, on a

visit to his brother and will return next month.

Mrs. T. J. Trigg, sister of Mrs. D. H. Bell, went down to Galveston Monday morning, summoned

hither on account of the serious illness of her sister.

Miss Mary Lou Mosby went down to Smithville Monday night, to attend the Dr. DeWitt Norton

Concert in that city Monday and Tuesday nights.

Mr. And Mrs. W. Wilke and little child visited Austin since last issue, Mr. Wilke returned

Saturday and Mrs. Wilke stopped at Manor and returned Monday.

Miss Helen Gloeckner is spending several days with her brother Antone and wife, of Zebedas

Mexico. Miss Helen will return home latter part of next week.

Dr. Anderson, District Grand Visitor, Royal Arch Masons, for the Tenth Masonic District,

visited Bastrop Chapter Saturday night, leaving on the midnight train for his home, Granger.

Miss Julia Eilers, of Bastrop, the beautiful and accomplished young niece of Mr. A. J. Eilers,

sand at the Christian church yesterday at the 11 o'clock service. - Austin Statesman.

Cashier Chester Erhard returned from Galveston Monday bringing the welcome news that his

sister, Mrs. D. H. Bell, had taken a change for the better with good prospects of recovering.

Commissioner Ben P. Simmons, of Cedar Creek, was among the visitors at the county seat Tuesday.

He says election day at Cedar Creek resembled a Sunday everything as quiet as a Sabbath.

Messrs. Paul D. Page, Will Ransome, Will Turner, C. R. Haynie, W. A. McCord, J. S. Jones, J.

H. Craft and E. F. Rabensburg, formed a hunting party then left Bastrop Wednesday for a

several days hunt.

Rev. G. Doerr, pastor of the German Methodist Church, will leave Monday morning for San

Antonio, where he will assist in a protracted meeting for a few days, going from there to New

Orleans, to attend conference.


A Very Small Vote Polled in Bastrop County

As there was no opposition to the democratic district and county nominees, and only one ticket

in the field, the Advertiser deems it unnecessary to give the vote, this week, in tabulated form.

Following is the total vote of the county, by precincts:

Bastrop, 146; Goodman, 27; Smithville, 201; Jeddo, 20; Rosanky, 75; High Grove, 25; Cedar Creek, 42;

Caldwell's Store, 46; Elgin, 176; McDuff, 28; Live Oak Grove, 50; Alum Creek, 48; McDade, 109;

Watterson, 20; Red Rock, 61; Paige, 51; Hill's Prairie, 18; Upton, 16. Total, 1159

Following is the vote for Presidential Electors, Governor and the three Amendments, leaving out the

Elgin and McDuff boxes, which we were unable to get:

Democratic Electors, 839; Republican, 73; Populist, 7; Prohibition, 6.

For Governor; Lanham, 864; Lowden, 41; Prohibition and Populist candidates received 5 votes each.

For amendment to Sec. 52, Art. 3, 360; against, 311.

The many friends of Mrs. D. H. Bell will rejoice to learn that she continues improving.

Mr. J. H. Anderson, advance agent of the Orpheum Theatre Co., was here Friday, billing the town

for Monday and Tuesday nights.

Tax Assessor W. H. Grimes, and daughter Miss Ethel, Miss Madie Moore, Miss Vesta Craft returned

from Austin Saturday afternoon, where they have been to attend the Carnival and the Ringling

Bros. Circus.

Mr. J. B. Watson, of McDade was in town Wednesday, reporting the vote at Tuesday's election very

light, at his box, not reaching that of the July primaries, and only about one-third of the

vote at the general election held I 1902.

Aleck T. Schaefer wife and little son, Arthur, left Tuesday for Victoria, where they will make

their home. Many Bastrop friends will join with the Advertiser in wishing for Aleck and

family happiness and prosperity in their new home.

Dr. J. H. Florence, of Dallas, quarantine officer at Brownsville, en route home to cast his

vote for Democracy stopped over Monday night with his friend, Dr. J. E. Wilson, leaving on

the 12:40 north-bound Katy Flyer for Dallas.

J. A. Smith, of south-west Bastrop county, passed through town Friday en route to Temple, and

Little River to be gone some days. He is on a tender mission and doubtless will not return alone.

Notwithstanding Mr. Smith can neither hear nor speak, he is one of the most prosperous of our

small farmers, exhibiting an energy and industry that is remarkable.

Rev. C. M. Thompson, pastor of the M. E. Church, South, at Bastrop, left on the early south-

bound Katy Flyer Monday morning, for Cuero, to attend the meeting of the South West Texas

conference, which convened in that city Thursday. The appointments for the next conference

year, will be read out Sunday when Rev. Thompson will know where he will be stationed for

the year.


Dr. A. M. Hill and daughter, Mrs. Chas. L. LeSueur, returned from the World's Fair on the

Katy Flyer Saturday morning.

Miss Winnie McCall, of McDuff, is teaching the Hill's Prairie school this term.

Messrs. Charles LeSueur, Charles and Earnest Jenkins took in the Carnival at Austin.

Mrs. Leigh Burleson returned to her home in San Saba last week, after spending sometime with

her daughter, Mrs. J. W. Price. Mrs. Price and Miss Madie Moore accompanied Mrs. Burleson as

far as Austin.

Howard Jenkins, of Bastrop, is attending to Railroad and Grocery business during the absence

of Dr. A. M. Hill attending the Methodist Conference at Cuero.

Messrs Charles and Henry LeSueur, Oscar Jenkins and Col. T. K. Moore went to San Antonio.



Mr. S. W. Wood, in town last week, told us that two years ago the Hibbs' families of his

neighborhood, numbering some seven or more, took the Indian Territory fever, sold out and

left for the Territory. Last month they sold their Territory crops, at once starting back to

the old stamping grounds, which they reached last week, wiser and happier. Stopping, while en

route back, to pick cotton, they were on the road near a month. They report the Territory

crops very good, but say it is certainly the most "out-chilling" country they ever lived in,

and they were only too glad to get back in the Colorado valley.

The senior has received a letter from an old friend, making an inquiry of one Dr. Robert

Peebles, who was among the early settlers of Texas. The inquiry is made in behalf of Mrs. Katie

Boyd, of Cuero, Texas, a daughter of Dr. Robert Peebles. The Doctor is supposed to be dead,

and the daughter is anxious to know whether he is dead or living, and if dead, when and where

he died. Any information concerning the Doctor will be greatly appreciated by his daughter.

Write this office, or Mrs. Katie Boyd, Cuero, Texas.

We learn with profound sorrow of the death of our old-time friend, B. A. Brundage, at his

home near Elgin, which occurred first of month, at age of 72 years.

He leaves a wife and several children and step-children. He was a brother-in-law of our

townsman, C. W. Cartwright, and had been a citizen of Bastrop county for more than fifty

years, locating here before the civil war. A good man and a good citizen has gone from among

us. Peace to his ashes.


Bastrop Advertiser, 12/17/1904

John Osborn has bought from F. A. Orgain the cottage residence in north west Bastrop, now

occupied by deputy clerk Claude Wynn and family, and will occupy same after the first of

January, Mr. W., and family moving in Mrs. Jones' cottage, and Will Schaefer and family

take possession of Mrs. Eastlands's home, who leaves today for Arizone, on a visit to

her son. Dr. J. E. Wilson has bought the Otto E. Griesenbeck residence, southeast

Bastrop, and J. A. Wilson bought the cottage adjoining.


Bastrop Advertiser, 2/1906


Born in Bastrop in '76, George McGehee Was With Terry Rangers.

By Clarence Wharton In Dallas News

We were fellow passengers on the stage going over from Austin to San Antonio one day last week.

The old man wore a bronze cross showing service in the cause of the ill-fated Confederacy.

He told me how Terry's Rangers, 1,600 men, marched out ot war and of the battles they fought.

"There are only twenty of us left now, and at the last reunion nine answered to roll call."

My fellow passenger was George T. McGehee of San Marcos. He was born in Bastrop, Texas, in

February, 1836, a few weeks before independence, and so was born a Mexican citizen.

"My father," he told me, was in Jesse Billingsly's company in the San Jacinto campaign. He had

ridden our only horse away to the war, and when news reached Bastrop that a division of Santa

Anna's army was on its way up the valley of the Colorado the people fled.


"Some of the neighbors helped my mother make plans to get away. They took two wheels of a wagon

and made a cart, to which was hitched an ox, and mother put me and my baby sister, 2 years old,

in this vehicle, while she and a negro girl drove the o cart and followed on foot. In this way

we went on east, while Houston's little army covered the flight of the people toward the border.

We had gotten as far as the Trinity River, when news overtook us of the victory at San Jacinto."

McGehee grew to manhood long before the Civil War, and cast his first vote for Sam Houston for

Governor in 1858 when the od hero was defeated by Hardin Runnels, the Red River planter.

"I remember," he told me, "that campaign well. Runnels could not meet Houston in debate, and

they sent W. S. Oldham to do so. I heard them at Bastrop. Houston was bitter in his denouncements

of Oldham, with a sarcastic empasis on the ham. "Yes, he left Arkansas for the good of the State,

and he is here for no good to us!" Houston shouted, I was one of a small band of young men who

rode from place to place, following the campaign and I heard most all of the debates in the

Colorado Valley. I voted for Old Sam the last time when he was elected Governor in 1860.


"When I was a boy in the '40s I went with my father down to Houston, and I saw ox wagons bogged

on Main Street. I have heard it is paved now.

"While I was yet a lad we moved from Bastrop over to my father's headright league, and my

brother and I walked and drove the hogs and turkeys. Toward evening, when the turkeys felt we

had made a day of it, they would take to the nearest tree and fly up to roost, and we would

have to camp for the night.

"I recall being sent back to Bastrop with a letter, when I was about 12 years old. The country

was infested in Indians, and my mother stood in the door in tears as I rode away, for she

knew she would never see me again.

"On my return I rode to the crest of a hill near sunset and under a tree a few hundred yards

away, I saw a number of men standing motionless. I counted a dozen or more in the tall grass,

but their faces were hidden by the low branches of the tree. I could see their red skins, but

saw no horses near, and knew they could catch me. I rode around them, and as I went by they

made no move, and my boyish curiosity got the best of my fears and I got near enough to see

them better. This closer inspection revealed that the twelve men were quarters of buffalo

meat which hunters had killed a few hours before, and hung in the branches of the tree to cool.

"I was a very small boy when the Comanches made their terrible raid to the coast and destroyed

Linnville. A courier riding through the colonies warning the people came to our cabin door, and

told us the Indians were only a few hours away. My father was very ill and we were helpless,

and could do no more than wait and pray.

"I was past 40 when the Comanches made their last raid into Southwest Texas."


The old veteran will be 90 next February, and is as alert as many men at 60 and is, undoubtedly

one of the oldest living native Texans.

He was born during the administration of Andrew Jackson, and has lived in the time of every

President but the first six, and voted in every gubernatorial election in Texas but the first


He was a lad in his teens when the Mexican War was fought, and reached his early manhood while

Franklin Pierce was President of the United States.

He was in middle life in the days of Coke, when the Consitution of '76 was adopted, and was

an old man when HOgg made his political debut late in the '80s.

He has lived his ninety years within thirty five miles of where Austin now stands, and was

quite a lad when Lamar's committee selected the site for the State Capitol.

As the stage neared San Marcos where he was to alight, I asked him if he knew Judge Garwood,

who was born in Bastrop somewhere back in the last century, and he replied with warmth, "Yes,

I was raised with Hi Garwood and Bob Batts!"


The Bastrop Advertiser, 4/11/1908

W. J. Miley, Druggist

Palm Sunday Service at Calvary Church 4/12/1908:


- 'All glory, land, and honor." M. Teschnir.


Exullemus Domino, Randall

Te Deum Laudamus, Roland Smart.

Jubilate Deo. Albert J. Holden

In trait, Hymn 102

Kyrie Eleison, B. Tours

Gloria Tibi, Paxton

Hymn, 94, H. W. Parker.

Offertory Sermon, "O Loving Voice of Jesus."

Sanctus, Tayler.

Benedictus, 429, Morley

Hymn, 219

Gloria In Exelsis, Old Chant.


"Ride o in Majesty", Dykes

There will also be services on Friday night, Saturday afternoon and Sunday night.

EASTER POST CARDS at C. Erhard & Son's.


Pioneer A. M. E. Preacher Gleefully Celebrates his Ninety-fourth Birthday, blessed his

Grand-daughter for Presenting Him His First Birth Cake and Talks History.

Rev. Joseph Morgan, who was born in Lincoln county, Tenn., March 14, 1814,

celebrated his 94th birthday, March 14, 1908, on Cedar Creek, at the home of

his son, Prof. P. J. Morgan.

One of his grand-daughters, a Miss Elma Morgan, secretly prepared and presented him a

birthday cake, which he claims was the first birthday cake he had ever had

presented to him. The incident enthused him and evoked several toasts, and

historical events, touching the war with the Indians, with Mexico and the Civil

war. He finally decided to bless his granddaughter and proceeded to perform this

ancient ceremony by the laying on of hands and prayer.

The prayer was very touching and fraught with ripe experience, common sense and


Judging from his story his life has been a success which he attributes to a disposition

to make the best of each condition under which he has been placed. He was taken from his

mother at the age of

six, sold in 1835 for $1055.00 and in 1839 came to Texas, helped organize the

A. M. E. church in Bastrop, Texas, in 1867, was ordained under Bishop Shorter

in December, 1869, and superannuated in 1882.

He held a government position and many important ones among his people. He is now somewhat

feeble in health but is

quite an interesting conversationalist.

Later, The old man is sinking fast and is hardly expected to recover. He said last night

(April 4th) while shouting

that he was at the foot of the mountain and could plainly see the lights of the



Will stand their imported Oldenberg German Coach Stallion VETO, NO 3959.

At Fritz Rhode, Paige, Texas.

VETO is a celebrated brown German coach stallion, is 17 hands high and weighs about

1400 pounds. F. E. to insure, $25,000.


J. D. Sayers Camp, U. G. V. Reunion at Elgin With a Big Barbecue.

Wednesday, July 15, 1908.

It was indeed greatly regretted that from circumstances beyond control, we were

prevented from attending the Barbecue and Reunion of J. D. Sayers Camp of Ex

Confederates of Bastrop County, held at Elgin, on Wednesday, July 15,

1908. From all accounts given by the

many in attendance from Bastrop and vicinity, it was indeed, a grand and

enjoyable occasion.

In the absence of notes, we take the liberty of condensing from the very excellent

report appearing in the Elgin Courier of date Thursday, July 16, 1908, as


The Courier says, "the largest crowd that ever assembled at Elgin, special

trains from Austin and Smithville bringing good crowds, until not a soul less

than 6,000 people were assembled on the grounds."

"Yesterday the city of Elgin opened her doors and bade welcome into our midst the J. D.

Sayers Camp of Ex Confederates who assembled here in annual reunion.

"In honor of coming among us of these old heroes, the citizens had prepared a big

barbecue dinner and invited all of our friends and neighbors of the surrounding

country, to come and spend the day with us, and help us do homage to the men

who so gallantly fought for a cause which they deemed just and right, and who,

though gray haired and feeble, are loved and reverenced by every true southern

man, woman and child.

"It is sad to contemplate that as the shades of each year are folded to the decades

that have gone before, the ranks of the Confederate veterans are becoming

lecimated and the old time Southern courtesy, chivalry and hospitality are

making way for the aggressive commercial spirit of the twentieth century.

"To those who love the old times, who have sat at the feet of their ancestors and

have heard repeated, in prose and poetry, tales of the condition which

prevailed before the war, it is to them that the pathetic feature especially


With the crossing to the other shore of each veteran and of each veteran's wife, he

or she of the younger generation realizes that the breech has widened just that

much between the golden age when honor was the most desired, virtue instead of

wealth, as in this, the industrial age.

"It is with all reverence, therefore, that we of the younger generation revere

those of our ancestors who were with us yesterday, and drop a tear in respect

to the memory of those who have gone before; It is to our credit that we view

with alarm, the rapidly approaching, indeed, it may be well said, the present

ever absorbing jealousy that has sprung up between man and his brother over the

accumulation of material wealth. The old time ethics, the old time standards

and the old time code of morals are being perverted as time grows apace. With the tattoo

over the remains of the last Confederate soldier, the old time standards bid fair to the

buried forever.

"Doubtless these thoughts occur to all who have the good fortune to attend these reunions

and mingle with the war horses or '61-'65.

The great joy that springs from each association is tinged with sadness

as there is realized the solemnity of such occasions-that the next reunion will find

the ranks thinner.

"To their credit be it said, no one who knows and has lived with the old

Confederates, ever truthfully gives voice to an adverse reflection. There is much on

this to be commended in

that the survivors of that cruel crucible have so well conducted themselves as

to deserve the praise of not only those with whom they have been associated,

but the whole world.


"Not withstanding the threatening clouds and ominous mutterings of thunder that bid

fair to bring a downpour of rain Tuesday, the preparations went on for the big

barbecue that was to be a red letter day for Elgin. Fortunately, however, the weather

proved all that could be desired or expected last this season, and early Wednesday morning

our little city was astir and wagon loads of people were coming into town and heading for

barbecue grounds.

"A great many came in Tuesday afternoon, many on night trains from Austin and

Smithville brought good crowds until not a soul less than 6,000 people were

assembled on the grounds.

The J. D. Sayers Camp ExConfederates of Bastrop County held their meeting early in the

morning, at the Skating Rink, electing the following officers:

T. A. W. Hill, Commander.

W. T. Wilson, First Lieutenant Commander.

J. W. Hill, Quartermaster.

Wm. Plummer, Adjutant.

A Committee on resolutions was appointed, who will report in due time.

"The Sweeden band, about 10 o'clock, began playing sweet strains of music to which

the old soldiers matched up to the speakers stand, and were seated Capt. F. S. Wade

bade all the old soldiers, wives and daughters, welcome, introducing Dr. E. S.

Deener who, in a 30 minutes address welcomed all visitors, making a very

interesting, eloquent and beautiful talk, and telling of the real cause of the

civil war touching upon the valor and bravery of the Confederate officers,

referring to the different battles of importance and finally eulogizing the old

Confederate veterans. He was followed

by Judge J. B. Price, of Bastrop, who responded to the welcome address in a

manner which was heartily enjoyed and appreciated by all who heard it. Ex-Governer

Joseph D. Sayers was then called for and made a good talk, mostly telling of the early days

in Bastrop County and commended the ladies who are arranging to erect a monument in Bastrop

to the memory of the old soldiers.

"Dinner was then announced and ladies were first served, after which, the men. This is

of course, the most important

feature of a barbecue, the perfect success of which was evidenced by the many

who, in substance said: "Indeed, there was never a barbecue that was more

orderly, more properly, and more successfully handled than this one, first,

there was plenty of it and lots left over: secondly, it was deliciously and

perfectly cooked: thirdly, it was served and carved in perfection, and any

cause for any complaint whatever, all present failed to hear it, but praise was

universal." All present spoke its praise, in every particular.

Following is the Roster of the J. D. Sayers Camp, No, Ex Confederates Bastrop County, as

given in the Courier:

Avery, R: Smithville.

Anderson, M. E.: Bastrop

Arbuckle, M. E. :

Bradshaw, S. K.: Cistern.

Burleson, E. B: Basatrop

Buckner, J. W. :Red Rock

Cogdill, W. H. : Smithville

Claiborne, J. D. : Smithville

Cain, T. C. : Bastrop

Connor, J. C. : Confed, Home

Coulson, O. G. : Utley

Clements, J. C. : Smithville

Devran, J. M. : Red Rock

Eastland, W. M. : Rosanky

Eastland, W. M. : Rosanky

Foxwell, William : Smithville

French, B. T. :

Foster, George :

Gray, F. K. : Red Rock

Gill, Robert A : Bastrop

Hill, J. W. : Smithville

Hill, T. A. W. : Smithville

Hall, C. G. : Smithville

Hughes, M. S. : Smithville

Hill, A. M. : Hill's Prairie

Highsmith, W. A. : Bastrop

Kelley, W. L. : Smithville

Kelley, Ed. : Coxville

Lentz, G. M. : Red Rock

Morgan, Fred : Coxville

Miller, J. W. :

Miller, A. F. : Smithville

Moore, Dyer : Basatrop

Owens, Wm. : Elgin

Powell, G. W. : Otis

Priest, R. F. : Smithville

Plummer, William : Smithville

Reid, J. T. :

Randel, E. O.

Reynolds, J. A. : Smithville

Renick, J. M. :

Rhinehart, G. M. : Red Rock

Rutherford, W. B.

Scott, Abner, : McDade

Smith, E. A : Smithville

Sawyer, R. T. : Smithville

Spears, J. T. : Smithville

Sowell, C. B. : Elgin

Stone, F. A. : Confed, Home

Smith, Joe N : Red Rock

Scallion, F. M. : Upton

Simpson, H. : Smithville

Scarborough, W. J. : McDade

Sims, S. P.

Smith, W. J. : Cedar Creek

Talley, F. H. : Smithville

Wilson, W. T.

Wolfenberger, Guy, : Watterson

Wilkins, R. T. : Smithville

Wroe, F. M. : Paige

Watson, W. H. : Red Rock

Young, M. H. : Bastrop

In the afternoon,

several interesting speeches were delivered, and two excellent papers read by

two young ladies, their selections rendered in a most beautiful and impressive

manner. During the morning two games of base ball were played between Elgin and

Webberville teams, Elgin victors in both.

Also, in afternoon, target shooting, interesting, specially to the

"shooters,". The dance enjoyed at night, was well attended, some

fifty couple on the floor, with music fine dancing ex.....

The Bastrop Advertiser, 8/15/1908


Constable Verge Dunbar Killed Dock McDavid, White; and a Negro Prisoner, Joe McNeil.

Late Saturday afternoon last, Sheriff Woody Townsend received a phone message from

Verge Dunbar, Constable at Paige, to the effect that he had killed a Negro, Joe

McNeil, and that in shooting at the Negro, he had accidentally killed Dock

McDavid, a white man, who was in the buggy with him and his prisoner. Dunbar and McDavid

had gone to the negro's home, about five miles from Paige, to place McNeil under arrest,

on a charge of abusive language. While on their return

to Paige, Dunbar says the Negro attempted to escape and McDavid seized him,

whereupon the Negro attempted to get McDavid's pistol from him, and the

shooting begun.

McNeil, the Negro, was shot twice in the head, and had several gashes on the head and

neck. McDavid was shot in the side, just above the right nipple, the ball passing through

his heart. The bodies were found about seventeen feet apart, that of the Negro being in the

direction of and nearest to Paige.

Immediately on the receipt of phone message from Constable Dunbar, Sheriff Townsend and

County Attorney Jenkins left for the scene of the killing, returning to Bastrop

during the early hours of Sunday morning, having in custody Constable Verge

Dunbar, who was placed in jail.

On Thursday morning through his attorneys, Orgain & Maynard, Dunbar waived an

examining trial and by agreement his bond was placed at $2500 on the charge of

killing McNeil, the Negro prisoner, and $1000 on the charge of killing McDavid,

the white man. The state was represented by District Attorney J. S. Jones.

On Wednesday morning Constable Dunbar furnished bond and was released.

It is intended for those who appreciate quality, for those gentleman who enjoy a

thoroughly matured, rich Old Kentucky liquor, I. W. Harper, whiskey. Sold by E. G. Guse.


The lovely old colonial home of the Hills, shaded by its grove of towering live

oaks, is an ideal retreat from the dust and heat of our Southern Summer, and

never did the gray moss wave in more kindly benediction than on last week, when

friends and relatives of Mr. And Mrs. Charles LeSueur joined them in a re-union

among the hallowed associations of those sacred scenes. An old time Hill's Prairie Picnic,

with its fine dinner and genial company of friends made one "red letter"

day. Then, on the Holy Sabbath, the old home was opened for religious service, conducted by

Rev. Ben O. Hill, the beloved young Missionary to Cuba, home for a short visit, who stood

before a congregation of his old neighbors, and talked eloquently and earnestly of

"a vision of God," from the words of Thomas, "Show us the Father." The home was vibrant with

tender memories and holy aspirations, which were intensified by the concluding

ceremony in which the two children of Mr. And Mrs. LeSeueur were dedicated to

God in baptism: Wylie Hill LeSueur and Elizabeth Hill LeSueur. A solo, "The King's Business,"

by Rev. Ben O. Hill, and a duet by Messrs. Howard and Price Jenkins, were

interspersed with some of our sweetest old hymns, with Mrs. W. T. Decherd, nee

Miss Kate Battle Jenkins, at the organ,

and their echoes will long linger among the calls to our best natures for us to

come up higher and seek "a vision of God."

Along with the friends of Hill's Prairie, the following guests enjoyed the home

party; Mr. And Mrs. W. T. Decherd, of Austin, Misses Nettie Maynard, Willie

Cunningham, Mr. And Mrs. J. N. Jenkins, Messrs. Howard and Price Jenkins,

Messrs. Howard and Price Jenkins, Dr. and Mrs. A. M. Hill, of Bastrop; and Rev.

B. O. Hill, of Cuba.

Besides the public gatherings, the guests enjoyed quiet pleasures too numerous to

mention, as they entered into songs, and games, and stolls to the spring; and

the Kodac fixed many pictures of the group which were already made part of

memory's most valuable treasures.

One shadow was felt in the fact that the genial host, Mr. Charles LeSueur, is not

well, although he gave himself most heartily to his guests, and forgetful of

self, made the occasion a complete success.

He and his beloved wife, Mrs. Eva Hill LeSueur, dispensed a hospitality

worthy of the dear old home, and many prayers ascended to Heaven in their

behalf, as they clasp their bright babes to their hearts, and face the unknown

future so full of resources and possibilities.

E. H. J.


The Bastrop Advertiser, 8/22/1908


The County Examination for Teachers will be held on the 4th and 8th of September,

at the Court House. Work will begin promptly

at 8 o'clock and end at dark on each day.

Applicants must be here at 8 o'clock, if they desire to enter the

examination. Supply yourselves with

pens, ink and legal cap paper. No

visitors are wanted, nor will they be allowed to enter the examination rooms.

HARTFORD JENKINS, Co Supt. Of Schools.


The Bastrop Advertiser, 9/5/1908


Taken up by Horace D. Higgins, and strayed before J. N. Jenkins, J. P. B. C., one

Brown Horse Mule, about 14 1/2 hands high, 15 years old. No brand.

Right ear little gotched.

Appraised at $50.00. Filed for

record the 22nd day of August, 1908.

Wm. H. Grimes, Clerk C. C. B. C.


Pittsburg, PA, August 24, 1908:

Dear Friends;

I will tell you of the pleasant trip mother and I are having. We are in Pittsburg, PA, with

my sister. We are enjoying ourselves very much; go out sight seeing every day. We also made

a trip to Niagara Falls, accompanied by my sister and her daughter.

We found the Falls just lovely.

Any one who has never seen the Falls should go there one time at least,

for they are just lovely and all who go will certainly see something grand,

very grand.

We also visited the Home of Shredded Wheat. It was very interesting to look at the workers

and learn how Shredded Wheat Biscuits are made.

We certainly enjoyed taking a Belt Line Car around the Gorge, a distance of 20

miles, going up on the Canadian side, and down on the American side. The scenes were simply

grand. The Whirl Pool Rapids are certainly wonderful to look upon, and many other places I

might mention, but it would take too much space to describe all the interesting curiosities.

After four days stay at Niagara Falls, we boarded a steamer at Queenstown, and made

an enjoyable trip across Lake Ontario, to Toronto, Canada, there we boarded an

Auto, and took gratifying looks at the most important places. There are many beautiful

sights in Soronto.

After spending a day at this charming place, we returned to Niagara Falls, going from

there to Buffalo, NY.

Buffalo is a beautiful city. After two days

stay there, we returned to Pittsburg, where we are now taking a needed rest,

and enjoying ourselves at the pleasant, happy home of my sister.

With best wishes to all our beloved Texas home friends, I remain yours truly. A Texas Girl.

The Bastrop Advertiser, 1/11/1908


Adjutant William Plummer, of the new J. D. Sayers Camp, Ex-Confederates of Bastrop

county, No 825, Smithville, Texas, has kindly furnished the Advertiser the

following interesting, especially to ex-confederate soldiers, history of the

recently organized J. D. Sayers Camp, with a complete report of the original

and present membership, together with the names of those who have died or left

the county since the new organization of the Camp. This issue of the Advertiser containing

the excellent interesting, instructive report of the Ex-Confederates of Bastrop County,

should be carefully preserved, for future reference, especially by the old

soldiers and their families, interested in the civil war, and the part their

predecessors took in that bloody war, in which, overpowered, by great numbers,

forced to surrender, were never conquered, and to the end of their lives,

continue in the belief they fought for their just rights.


Aman, C, co B, 7 Miss, Cav, dead

Brodnax, D. W. co D, 5th TX mounted volunteers, Left the county.

Cogdill, W. H. co H, 2nd NC Reg

Dechard, A. H., co B, Elmore's Regt, Dead

Duce, M. G., co G, 16th TX Inf, Dead

Eagleston, Z. P., co A, Parson's Regt, Dead.

Hioll, D. O., co D, TX cav, Dead

Hall, C. B, co I, 16th TX

Harrison, O. P, Carter's Regt, Dead

Haynes, J. J. 7th TN Cav. Left the county.

Jannessen, A, Ford's cav, left county

Kesseuls, William, co A, 3rd TX Inf, Dead

King, C. A, Left the county

Lee, J. A, Co I, 5th TX Mounted Vol, Dead.

Massey, H, Co I, Duff's Miss Regt, Left the county

Mayfield, Dr J. D, Army of Virginia, left the county

Miller, A. F, co C, Waul's Legion Inf

Nash, J. O.

Pierce, J. T, co K, 19th Miss, Harris Brgd, Left the county

Plummer, William, Co F, 2nd TX Rosses Brig

Priest, R. F, Co B, 17th TX

Renick, J. M., Co C, 1st TX Cav

Sawyer, R. T, Co J, 5th TX Mounted Volunteers

Shipp, C. S, Co A, 10th TX Cav, dead

Smith, E. A. co I, 16th TX Inft

Spears, J. T, Co C, 46th Alabama

Talley, F. H. Co B, 4th TX Cav

Tiffany, L. H, Co F, 17th TX, Scurry's Brig, Dead

Tyner, Louis, Co C, 2nd GA Cav.



M. A. Hopkins

1st Lieut Commander - J. T. Pierce

2nd Lieut Commander - R. T. Sawyer


- William Plummer


- F. H. Tally


- J. M. Renick


- J. O. Nash

Officer of the Day - D. W. Brodnax


- M. G. Duce


M. A. Hopkins

C. A. King

A. H. Decherd

The above were the charter members and first officers of the NcNeil Camp, U. C. V,

No 825, of Smithville, Texas, which was organized March 28th, 1896. On March 20th, 1897,

the name was changed from McNeil Camp to J. D. Sayers Camp.

The following names have been added to the Roster since its reorganization:

Anderson, M. E. co D, 12 TX Cav

Arbuckle, M. E., Home Guards

Avery, N, 5th GA Reg

Bradshaw, S. K, Co A, Hawthorne's Ark Reg

Brawder, M. V, Co F, 1st AL, left county

Buckner, J. W, Morgan's Cav

Burleson, E. B, Co D, 12 TX Cav

Burleson, E. W, Co B, 12 TX Cav

Burleson, W. H, Left the county

Cain, T. C, 2nd Lieut, co H, 28th Miss, CAV

Campbell, Lucious, Forage Master, left the county

Claiborne, J. D, 59th TN Cav

Clemens, J, Co A, 5th AL

Colston, O. G, co F, 17th TX Cav

Connor, J, co D, 8th TX confederate home.

Cox, R. W, Co D, 8th AL Cav, Dead

Duran, J. M, Co H, 4th TN Cav

Eastland, Wm, Co B, 17th TX Cav

Foxel, Wm, Co C, 32nd TX Cav

Franklin, W. B, Co A, 6th Ark's, Dead

French, B. F, Co F, 17th TX CAV

Gallaspie, J., Scout, Left the county

Gill, Robt, Co D, 17th Cav

Glass, W. S, Co B, 18th TX Cav

Gray, F. K, Co F, 24th TX

Harold, R, Co G, 1st Ar, Dead

Hill, J. W., co D, 8th TX Cav

Hill, T. A. W, Co D, 8th TX Cav

Hughes, M. S., co B, 12 TX Cav

Kelley, D. C., Co B, 8th GA Cav, left the county

Kelley, Ed.

Kelley, W. L, co B, 8th GA Cav

Lentz, G. M., co D, 12 TX Cav

Miller, J. W, co K, Duff's Cav

Moore, Dyer, co H, Waller's Battalion

Moore, T. K, co A, Wood's Reft, Cav

Morgan, Fred, Co F, 34 Miss Inf

Moore, W. C, Co D, 8th TX Cav, Dead

McDonald, Tom, Co F, 17th TX Inf, Dead

Owens, William, Co H, 8th TX Cav

Powell, G. W, co G, 16th TX Inf

Patty, W. H, Left the county

Price, Jobe F, co B, 12th TX Cav, dead

Randel, E. O, Co I, 20th TX Cav

Reid, J. T, Dewitt's TX Bat

Reinhardt, G. L, co C, 4th AL Inf

Renolds, Y. A, Waddell's AL, Arty

Rutherford, W. B, co B, 8th TX Cav

Scalons, F. M., Co D, 2nd TX Bat

Scarbrough, W. J., Co A, 3rd Ark

Scott, Abner, Co F, 31st TX Cav

Sims, S. P., Co D, Waul's Inf Legion

Simpson, H, Co A, 49th TN Inf

Smith, Joe N, Co K, 18th GA Inf

Smith, W. J., Co D, 12th TX Cav

Sowell, C. B, Co B, 17th TX Cav

Stone, F. A., Co D, 27th TX, In confederate home

Sanford, S. D., Co C, 13th GA Inf, Dead

Shultz, Welson, Co I, 16th TX, dead

Shearn, V, Kirby's TX Bat, Dead

Sharrell, S. P., co D, 29th Miss Regt, Left the county

Walker, D, Co A, McCord's Reg

Watson, W. H, Co B, 17th TX Cav

Wells, J. C, co E, 3rd TX Inf

Wilborn, G. W, co H, 9th TX Inf

Wilson, J. S, co F, 17th TX Inf

Wilson, W. T, co G, 11th TX Inf

Wilkins, W. B, co D, 17th Reg. Left the county

Wilkins, R. T, co F, 17th Reg

Wolfenbarger, Guy, co D, 12th TX Cav

Wroe, F. M. Young, W. H, co K, 4th TN Cav

Young, J. P, scout, Dead.

The first reunion of the J. D. Sayer's Camp, No. 825, (under present organization, and

different number from the first Bastrop organization) was held at the Fair

Grounds, 1 1/2 miles on the South east of Bastrop, July 10th and 11th,

1900. The Sixth Reunion was held on the same Bastrop Fair Grounds, July 17th, 1907.

The Seventh Annual Reunion will be held at Elgin, in 1908, the exact

date of which will be given in due time.

The Camp holds its regular monthly meetings on the first Sunday in each month,

convening at 2 o'clock, pm.

WM. PLUMMER, ADJT, J. D. SAYERS' CAMP, U. C. V. NO 825, Smithville, Texas

The records of the original J. D. Sayers' Camp, together with the roll of

membership has been lost, possibly burned in the fire that destroyed, after his

death, the residence of Adjutant J. C. Buchanan. It is known, by members still living, that

he was diligent in keeping the records and preserving the roll of the Camp, and while there

is no certainty of the records and roll destroyed in the fire revered to, a careful

search of his may years business books, carefully preserved in his store building,

failed to find the Camp record or roll.

Mr. Buchanan was Adjutant of the Camp from its organization, taking

interest in the discharge of his every duty as such, and could this record and

roll be found, would be correct and complete.

Headquarters have been written to, and we may get a list of the members of the original J.

D. Sayers' Camp, and if received the ADVERTISER will publish it.

Since 1900, eight years, the members of new camp who have answered last roll call,

and we hope, are now enjoying the happy fields beyond the skies, number twenty,

are as follows: C. Aman, O. H. Decerd, M. G. Duce, Z. P. Eagleston, O. P.

Harrison, William Kesselus, J. A. Lee, C. S. Shipp, L. H. Tiffney, W. B.

Franklin, R. Harald, D. O. Hill, W. C. Moore, Tom McDonald, John F. Price, S.

D. Sanford, Welson Shultz, V. Shearn, J. P. Young and R. W Cox.

In the Confederate Home, are two old members of the J. D. Sayers' Camp, Comrades J. C.

Connor, and F. A. Stone, they express themselves well satisfied with the Home

treatment of the old soldiers. Big,

kind hearted Jim Connor says, "They are certainly making the closing days

of us old Confederate boys as pleasant and enjoyable as it is possible to make

them. The officers look after the

health and happiness of the inmates of the Home to a certainty, and I am

contented and happy."

The sixteen members who have left county since organization of our camp, are D. W.

Brodnax, J. J. Haynes, M. A. Hopkins, C. A. King, H. Classey, Dr. J. D.

Mayfield, J. Pierce, W. H. Burleson, Lucious Campbell, J. J. Gillaspie, A.

Zannessen, M. V. Brawner, D. C. Kelley, W. H. Patty, S. P. Sherrell, and W. B.

Wilkins. Sixteen in number.

There are a number of old members of the first J. D. Sayers' Camp, organized many

years ago at Bastrop, are not, but should be, enrolled on the new list of the

J. D. Sayers' Camp at Smithville. This is probably from an unintentional

neglect. How true it is, "The young MAY die; the old MUST die. It has

been nearly forty-five years since the close of the civil war, hence the

average ex-confederate, even the youngest, hence all should lose no time in

placing, their names on Camp record, to be referred to by generations to

follow. Let all lend a helping hand in making the J. D. Sayers' Camp Ex-Confederate soldiers,

as well. The initiation fee is only the small sum of 25 cents. Send your name, together with

name of Company, number of Regiment and State in which you served, to be

presented to Camp for membership, to Adjutant William Plummer, Smithville, TX.


The Bastrop Advertiser


Willie Guse is spending the week at the Dallas Fair.

E. H. Perkins was in the city from Smithville Monday.

Hustling Harry made a flying trip to Austin this week.

Mrs. Geo. H. Perkins visited Smithville the first of the week.

Mrs. Louis Eilers spent last week in Austin, attending the George Stewart meeting.

The Advertiser's old friend, C. J. Wood was mingling with his many Bastrop friends,


Mr. Duncan, of Waco, spent several days in Bastrop, the past week, guest of his

sister, Mrs. L. Eilers.

11/1908, The Bastrop Advertiser

Prof. P. J. Womack, of Paige, was in the city Saturday. Robert Anderson, of Dallas,

was with Bastrop relatives this week.

J. R. Helton, of Utley, was a pleasant caller at our office, this week.

Justice of the Peace T. R. Mobley, of Red Rock, was in the city Monday.

Hon. W. E. Orgain, of Beaumont, was with the home folks, for Thanksgiving.

Mr. And Mrs. J. A. Holland, of El Paso, are guests of Mr. And Mrs. Sam Higgins.

Mr. And Mrs. Charles P. Luckett of Beaumont, are with Dr. and Mrs. H. P. Luckett.

Mr. And Mrs. Pete Griesenbeck and two little daughters, were visitors to Austin,


City Marshal U. M. Carmichael of Smithville, made his usual Sunday visit to Bastrop

this week.

Judge Paul D. Page and Sheriff Woody Townsend are with a party of deer hunters in West


Mrs. John Middleton and little son, Cecil, of Smithville, were with Mr. And Mrs. Sam

Higgins, Thursday.

Miss Martha Vaughn and Mrs. Mary Davis of Utley, attended the Haizlip-Young wedding

in this city Thursday.

Miss Maggie Rector was home from the State University for Thanksgiving, accompanied

by her friend, Miss Pearl Russell.

Mrs. Bettie Hans and two little daughters, Anna Mae and Selma, of LaGrange, were

guests this week of her mother, Mrs. C. Wertzner.

Hon. W. E. Maynard went to Caldwell Thursday night to attend district court, where he

has been engaged as counsel in a murder case.

Mr. And Mrs. McCullough, of Beaumont, are guests of Dr. and Mrs. H. P. Luckett. Mr.

McCullough holds the position of auditor

of the Frisco.

Justice of the Peace C. E. Lindner, Constable Charles Foerster, W. N. Erwin and Ed. C.

Burgdorf were in the county seat from Paige this week.

E. H. Perkins and wife, Howard Perkins and wife and Charley Perkins of Smithville,

were in Bastrop Monday to attend the funeral of their grandfather, Mr. James W.


Gus Brieger and wife and Louie Brieger, of Taylor; Batto Brieger and wife, of

Denison, Charley Brieger, of Rockdale; Eugene Brieger, of Houston, and



On Wednesday evening at 8;30 o'clock the marriage of Miss Mary Shelton Young, of

this city, and Mr. T. Jackson Haizlip, of Ft. Worth, was consummated at the

Methodist church, in this city, Rev. J. F. Webb officiating.

For the occasion the church was artistically decorated, the color scheme being white

and pink. About the alter rail were

entwined vines of ivy and pretty ferns, while an imposing background of

majestic palms and other pot plants were arranged about the walls of the

alcove, to the rear of the bridal party.

From the ceiling was suspended a wishbone of white chrysanthemums, from

which streamed of similar color lead to the walls and were fastened just above

festoons of ferns and ivy.

Just proceeding the bridal party Miss Lena Jenkins sang "Love Me and the World

is Mine", in a most touching manner.

As the clear, sweet notes of her voice died away, the solemn strains of

Mendelssohn's wedding march, rendered by Mrs. T. P. Haynie, announced the

coming of the bridal party, which was preceded through the two aisles by the

ushers, Messers Harry D. Harman and Thomas H. Parks. The brides maids, Misses Maud Maynard,

Belle Anderson, Ellen

Young and Ethel Grimes, the matrons, Mesdames E. R. Mooring and R. E. Scanton,

entered through the left aisle, who were followed by the bride, accompanied by

her maid of honor, Miss Anna Young, while the male attendants, Messers J. W.

Young, J. K. Young, W. E. Orgain and Mark Young passed up the right aisle,

followed by the groom and his best man, Mr. Graham Payne, of Ft. Worth, each

crossing from right to left in front of the altar and forming a semi-circle

upon the rostrum, the bride and groom joining under the wishbone which was

suspended in the center of the rostrum.

The bride was attired in a handsome gown of white messaline over taffeta, and

presented a charming appearance, while the maid of honor and bride's maids were

gowns of white organdie, the matrons of honor being beautifully attired in pink

dresses, the bride and each of her attendants carrying handsome bouquets of

pink chrysanthemums and spengeri ferns.

After the ceremony a reception was tendered the bridal party and many friends of the

contracting parties at the home of the bride's parents. The home was tastefully decorated,

and the hours intervening before the departure of the bride and groom were filled with

pleasure for all present. In the sitting room were displayed the many handsome

presents received, comprising many beautiful pieces of cut glass, hand painted china,

silverware and other tokens of regard...


1/18/1908, The Bastrop Advertiser


Last Sunday evening, January 12, 1908, at 5:30 o'clock, in the home of the bride,

was the appointed hour for the happy couple.

Mr. J. J. Browning, from Birmingham, Alabama, and Miss Anna E. Meyer, of

Bastrop, Tex., to be united in marriage.

The house was well filled with relatives and friends to wish the newly

married couple a long and happy married life.

After the matrimony was performed the bride and bride-groom taking the

lead, all the guests were invited to take their places around the wedding

supper table, which contained substantial and delicious food. After the wedding the above

named couple attended the evening service, in the German-Methodist Church. That is the way

to begin a married life. May God's blessings rest upon you. A. D. MOEHLE


Married, at the residence of the groom's mother, Mrs. Anna Bauhof, in Bastrop, Texas,

Tuesday, Jan 14, 190-8, Mr. Adolph Bauhof, of Lockhart, formerly of this city,

and Miss Ottelia Willie Vogel, of Lockhart.

The young couple were to have been married in Lockhart, but after

assembling at the Catholic Church the Priest decided that owing to the fact

that the contracting parties were third cousins, he could not perform the

ceremony without first obtaining the Bishop's consent, which is one of the

rules of the Catholic Church. As it would have required several days to consult the Bishop,

the young couple came to Bastrop and were married by Judge J. N. .......


1/1908, The Bastrop Advertiser

....... City of a colored woman, and it is claimed by her that the three Negroes under

arrest, were at her house early Wednesday night and when they left, the hatchet

disappeared. The officers have other strong evidence as to the guilt of the accused.

-Just as we go to press we learn that Darcus has confessed and says that Joiner was

the one who hit Mr. Schaefer. Wilson is being held.

Married. At the residence of the Bride's parents, in

Hill's Prairie, Mr. Jas. K. McBeath and Miss Florence Oldfield, were married,

Rev. S. H. Morgan officiating, taking place at 9:30 am, Jan. 29, 1908.

The happy couple took their departure on the north-bound Katy for their future home

in Haskell county. Miss Florence is one

of the fairest and most lovely daughters of Bastrop county, while Mr. McBeath

is a young man of Bell county, worthy and full of push and enterprise.

Success to them through life. May lovely

flowers ever strew their pathway through life, happiness reigning supreme. M.

1/1908, The Bastrop Advertiser

At Alum Creek, last Sunday, Jan. 26th, at 3 pm, Mr. Joe Smith and Miss Mary Schulz,

were united in the holy bonds of.....


4/18/1908, The Bastrop Advertiser

.....week. Mr. Byer reports much sickness in his

locality, that his sister, Mrs. Joe Krietz, has been quite ill.

Hon. W. E. Orgain, of Beaumont, was a visotor in Bastrop the first of the week, leaving

Monday night for Fort Worth, where he made an address before the labor


Mrs. Louie Eilers and children, Louie and Lucile went to Austin, Tuesday. After a most

delightful visit Mrs. Eilers

returned Friday, the children remaining with relatives until Sunday.

We are sorry to note the illness of tho little child of Mr. And Mrs. W. A. Hasler, as

also, the little girl-baby of Mr. And Mrs. J. P. Fowler, Jr.

The Advertiser regrets to note the serious illness of Mr. George Orts, who has

abeen near unto death for the past few days.


4/1908, The Bastrop Advertiser

A fine rainfall in this section day, which proved quite beneficial to the growing


Rev. R. G. Mood, commissioner of education for the Methodist church in Texas will

preach at the Methodist church Sunday evening and night.

Dr. L. Werblum, Optician, of San Antonio, will resume his regular visits to Bastrop,

and will be at the Exchange Hotel, Monday, and Tuesday, May 4th and 5th.

Examination of eyes, free.

Thursday afternoon a phone message from Thorndale stated that Mr. Alf Jung of this city,

was working on a brick building at that place, was seriously injured by a

scaffold on which he was working giving away, pressing him to the ground a

distance of thirty-two feet and he sustained a fracture of one ? and three

ribs, and was otherwise bruised about the head and body. Reports this morning is that it

is not thought that he is dangerously hurt.

Store House for Rent: The Brick Store House, known as the Kraus Store, South Main

street, will be rented on reasonable terms. Apply to Dr. A. M. Hill

From the paper of July 25, 1879:

We were visited on Tuesday night by the heaviest rain that has fallen in this section

for twenty-five years. The lightning on

Tuesday night struck the Acadamy building.

No mail since Tuesday, the stage being unable to cross Piney Creek, and a four days mail

may be expected tomorrow.

District Court was in session only seven days, yet there were nine convictions, the

grand jury having returned fifty-one bills of indictment, twenty-foiur

misdemeanors and twenty-seven felonies.

Dr. Canton Erhard, Col. Wiley Hill and Mr. Campbell Taylor, returned Tuesday from

the Veteran's meeting.

Note is made in that issue that Yerger & Hill have in course of erection a fine

brick building on Alum Creek.

An interesting write-up of the picnic given by the Sunday School of the Episcopal

Church, appeared in that issue.

It was reported that J. W. Kennedy had the best crop on Alum Creek, to be found in the


Notice was made that Rev. W. A. Smith and wife were on a visit to their son, Mr.

Cicero Smith and family.


was made by Trigg & Erhard that they were in receipt of their spring goods.

On account of the heavy rains and the condition of the roads district court was

adjourned for a week.

A lengthly letter from John C. Johnson, to the youths of Bastrop county, occupied

space in the issue of April 25, 1879.

Note was made that the Governor had vetoed the school appropriation bill.

Bastrop was quite dull socially, during the week of July 25, 1879, not a marriage being

noted for that week.


Our most grateful thanks are tendered to the many friends that extended to us their

sympathetic kindnesses during the illness, death and burial of our father,

George Orts. The kind acts of these

friends will ever live green in our memories.

May God bless them.

Mrs. R. J. Griesenbeck

Mrs. P. W. Tummins

Mrs. F. Walther

Henry W. Orts


Bastrop Advertiser


On Sunday night, June 21, 1908, at the home of the bride's parents, were married

two of Bastrop's most popular young people, Miss Julia Jung and Mr. Tom Moore,

Rev. J. H. Swann officiating with the very impressive Episcopal wedding


The home was beautifully decorated with palms, ivy, cape-jessamines, myrtle,

etc. The color scheme corresponded to

the colors of Miss Jung's graduating class, white and green, and everywhere, on

porch, in hall, parlor and dining room the artistic and harmonious blending of

evergreens and snowy blossoms gave magic effect.

At the mantel in the pretty parlor, an altar effect had been planned and executed with

wonderful success, at the base of which grew luxuriant masses of fern and

palms, and round about the tapers twined many a graceful wreath and tendril of

vine and flower. Overhead a canopy of

green interspersed with white seemed to smile in benediction on the scene. From the center

of this canopy was suspended

an immense white wedding bell while on either side smaller white bells hung as

if waiting in readiness to chime out in harmony with the joy bells that are

always ringing in the hearts when perfect love takes control. Two snow white doves bearing

in their beaks the initial letter of the names of Jung and Moore, the one on the left seeming

to carry off the J as the one on the right seemed to bring in the M.

As the clock of time rang out the hour of nine, the candles were lighted and Miss Nora

Jung, sister of the bride, began the thrilling strains of Mendelssohn's Wedding

March and the ring bearer, little Miss Edith Jung, cousin of the bride, entered

and took position at the right of the altar, followed by the officiating

minister, Rev. J. H. Swann, and the bridal party as follows: First came the bride groom

on the arm of his brother, Mr. Woods Moore, then Miss Lennah Jung and Mr. Dexter Jung; Miss

Mae Belle Warren and Mr. Sam Higgins, then the maid of honor, Miss Maude Jenkins,

then the bride, leaning on the arm of her father, Mr. Alf Jung, all grooping

themselves in the mellow light of the burning candles under the beautiful

canopy, where the holy hush of loving memories and sacred hopes the man of God

conducted the solemn marriage service of the Episcopal Church pronouncing Miss

Julia Jung and Mr. Tom K. Moore, husband and wife, when friends and relatives

gathered about the happy couple with congratulations.

The bride's costume was of white chiffon taffeta richly trimmed in Venice laces;

Miss Maude Jenkins wore white batiste trimmed in baby irish; Miss Mae Belle

Warren, pink chiffon over taffeta; Miss Lennah Jung; delicate blue, embroidered

Soi Sette, trimmed in baby irish. The young men wore conventional black.

All preceeded to the dining room, where the same color scheme of green and white

prevailed, with tables for punch and the many costly presents received which

were beautifully decorated in ribbon and floral designs. Elegant and delicious

refreshments were served in courses, consisting of chicken salad, Saratoga chips, olives,

pickles, Saratoga flakes, cream and cake.

The bride's cake resting on a beautiful green mound was cut by the

bride, then the attendants, then the guests, with the following results; Miss

Julia Willenburg cutting the ring and in this the green and white were again

found, the stones being of emeralds and pearls, Mrs. Alf Jung winning the dime

and Mrs. Walter Moore the button. Each attendant was presented with a rose or dove from the

bride's cake, as a souvenir of the happy occasion. After

refreshments, the bride entertained the guests with vocal and instrumental


The bride's bouquet, consisting of bride's roses was finally thrown and caught by

Mr. Dexter Jung.

Then came fond goodbyes and the happy couple took the train for ...


The following proceedings have been had in District Court since last report:

Indictments returned: Twenty two felonies and four misdemeanors. The grand jury adjourned

Tuesday until Monday, June 29th.

State vs. J. R. Hubbard, embezzlement, two cases, dismissed after the taking of

testimony had commenced, it being shown that the ordinance under which Hubbard

was acting as assessor and collector of taxes of Smithville, was not valid.

State vs T. W. Kelly, murder, dismissed.

State vs Thomas Hill, assault to rape, continued on account of sickness of defendant.

State vs Will Aldridge, theft of hogs, plea of guilty and defendant sentenced to two

years in penitentiary.

State vs Will Aldridge, assault to murder, dismissed.

State vs Joe Montovo, burglary, plea of guilty and defendant sentenced to two years

in the state penitentiary.

State vs Black Brown, burglary, dismissed.

State vs Robery Ramsey, incest, two cases, continued by state

State vs Pablo Riveria, rape, dismissed.

State vs William Allen, robbery, with deadly weapon, burglary and assault to murder,

set for Friday, July 3rd.

State vs William Durham, rape and incest, set for Tuesday, June 30th.

State vs Sherman Ramsey, rape, one case, and incest three cases, and assault to rape,

one case, set for July 1st.

State vs Joe Joiner, robbery, with deadly weapon, burglary and assault to murder, set

for Thursday, July 2nd.

State vs Johnnie Green, murder, set for July 6th.

State vs Frank Rodriguez, murder, set for Wednesday, July 8th.

Divorces granted: Lillie Hayes vs J. H. Hayes; William Hill vs Willie Hill; Robert

Pleasants vs Charley Pleasants; John Tisdale vs Lucy Tisdale.

A. A. Elzner vs Taylor Thompson, debt and foreclosure, dismissed.


In the proper column this week will be found the announcement for office of a Democrat

of the old school, a Democrat who has met both victory and defeat, as expressed

by the will of the majority, with the same abiding faith in the noble principles

as expressed in Democracy- C. Chalmers, who again solicits your support and

influence as a candidate for the office of County Treasurer of Bastrop County,

a position he has filled with entire satisfaction to his constituents and with

credit to himself; and in making the race before the primaries of 1908, without

opposition, a deserved compliment is bestowed upon a worthy officer. Only a few years in

the past, Mr. Chalmers

was a comparative stranger to the great majority of the voters of Bastrop county,

known at that time only to a few employees of a jug factory in the north end of

the county, of which he was general soliciter and distributor. After an elapse of four years

he has become

well and favorably known to almost every man who casts his ballot in the old

county, and holds a warm place in the hearts of the masses, as evidenced by the

strong support accorded this excellent officer at each of the eighteen voting

boxes in the county, and the Advertiser predicts C. Chalmers' election as County

Treasurer of Bastrop county without a running mate for years to come. A deserved reward for

duty well done and entire satisfaction given in every department of the office of County


Just received a new lot of glass, crockery, enamel and the ware, at the Racket



News was received in Bastrop, Sunday last, of the death by drowning of the young

sons of Mr. Goodwin, a farmer living on the Pink Smith place, a few miles this

side of McDade. The boys were 6 and 8 years

of age, respectively, and had gone to a near by tank to enjoy a swim. As soon, as they were

missed from home a search was begun, which resulted in the finding of their clothes on the

banks and their lifeless bodies at the bottom of the tank. Mr. Goodwin had only

recently moved to this county.


Mrs. R. J. Griesenbeck is visiting Houston relatives

Wash Catchings, of Red Rock, was in the city this week.

Mrs. Henry W. Orts was a visitor to Houston this week.

J. B. Watson, of McDade, was in the city the first of the week.

Gussie Elzner left Tuesday to spend the summer in West Texas.

Adloph Bauhof, of Lockhart, is with Bastrop relatives this week.

Hon. S. L. Staples of Smithville, was in Bastrop attending court this week.

Mrs. Adolph Bauhof of Lockhart is a guest of Mrs. F. Bauhof and family.

Misses Maggie Rector and Myrtle Pledger are visiting relatives in Temple.

Ollie Hill, of Smithville, was shaking hands with Bastrop friends this week.

Howard Perkins, wife and child, of Smithville, are guests of Bastrop relatives.

Mrs. E. F. Hasler and child are spending a few weeks with relatives in Houston.

Mrs. Susan Hutchison returned since last issue from a several weeks visit to Austin.

H. E. Watterson and family, of Watterson, were pleasant visitors in Bastrop, Monday.

City Marshal U. M. Carmichael, of Smithville, made his usual weekly visit to

Bastrop, Tuesday.

Our long time democratic friend, Ben F. Catchings, of Red Rock, was in the city

this week.

L. P. Cherry, station agent of the Central, at Paige, was a caller at the Advertiser

office, Wednesday.

John Goertz, of String Prairie, and John Lehman, of Red Rock, were attending court,


Charles P. Luckett, of Beaumont, was a guest of his parents, Dr. and Mrs. H. P.

Luckett, Sunday last.

Miss Lennah Jung, of Red Rock, has been the guest of relatives and friends in

Bastrop this week.

Mr. J. E. Duncan, of Austin, was in Bastrop, this past week, a guest of his sister,

Mrs. Louis Eilers.

Edwin and Earl Morris, who have been attending Baylor University, are home for the

summer vacation.

Gus Jung and family, of Red Rock, and Woods Moore of Galveston, attending the

More/Jung wedding, Sunday evening.

Gus Fischer and H. G. Necessary of Red Rock were visitors in Bastrop Saturday last

and pleasant callers at the Advertiser office.

Mr. McCullough, chief in the auditor's department of the Frisco, at Beaumont,

accompanied Charles P. Luckett on a visit home Sunday last.

J. H. Hendrix, of Red Rock a long time patron of the Advertiser, was a welcome caller

at our office, Monday.

Miss Annie Bauhof, who has been visiting Lockhart relatives for some time, is home

for a few days, but will return to Lockhart the first of next week for a

several weeks visit.

Mrs. Frank Prokop accompanied by her little son, is at the bed side of her brother,

Frank Schuelke, who is ill with typhoid fever in Fort Worth.

Hon. Maynard W. Fowler, Representative from Goliad county to the last Legislature,

was a visitor at the old home this week, receiving a hearty welcome from old

time friends and acquaintances.

Our friend of younger days, W. D. C. Jones of Smithville, was courting in Bastrop

this week. Will is recognized as one of

the best cotton men in the state, and the Advertiser is proud of his continued


Master Lloyd Hood returned last week from the Masonic Home at Fort Worth, where he has

been attending school for several terms. Lloyd is a bright youth, is making

splendid progress in his studies and has nothing but good words for the

management of the Masonic Home.

Among the excursionists to Houston and Galveston since last issue were: Misses Mable

Dawson, Alma Kohler, Mary Hasler, Lena and Bob Jenkins, R. J. Brieger and wife,

Joe Hasler and wife, George Starcke and wife, and guest.


By John Abram, Hill's Prairie

The following, written and handed the Advertiser for publication, by John Abram, a

colored man who has been with LeSueur family since they came to Texas, over ten

years ago, is given a space in its columns:

Poets, throughout countless ages, have written of works and lives of great and good

men that have lived. The Revilator,

John in the 11th chapter, delectably climaxes the praise by assuring us that

our rest is sure and our works shall follow us throughout all ages to come.

Mrs. LeSueur lived to a goodly old age, doing the Master's biddings; those who lived

in her immediate presence looked upon her in her demise as did those who stood

around the dead body of "Dorcus." She was not only a mother to her

own sons, but a mother for all who came to her door begging for bread or


Her instruction to both white and black, was always wholesome. Often has the writer seen

this "good woman" imparting to the hands on the place, such advice of economy,

morality and religion as could only come from a sage of years and

experience. The world has been bettered

by her having live din it, and to day, her place cannot be filled. Our great loss is

Heaven's gain. While we write today, her soul is basking in

joys unbounded, in bliss eternal and peace forever. If great lives serve as an emulation

then Mrs. Bettie LeSueur's life will lift to perfection all lives that ever came in contact

with her.

"Such lives as hers remind us

We can make our lives sublime

And departing leave behind us

Footprints on the sands of time."

John Abram


The following is a transcript of a copy of an August 11, 1906 issue of The Bastrop

Advertiser found in a trunk that had belonged to E. Roy Jones.

This copy was yellow and brittle, with

parts torn and unreadable. (Missing) is in

place of torn and missing sections or holes.

Spelling errors are noticed in the paper and are left as printed:

The Bastrop Advertiser

Office-Bauhof Building, Main Street

Thos. C. Cain, Editor and Proprietor

Entered at the Bastrop, Texas, Postoffice as Second Class Matter.

Established March 1st, 1853. Vol. 52

Bastrop, TX, Aug. 11, 1906.





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Your continued patronage in the future, as in the past, will be appreciated. JULIUS



Having opened a Repair Shop in the building formerly owned by John B. Clopton, North

Main Street, I will appreciate the patronage of the citizens of Bastrop, in


All orders receive prompt attention. OSCAR PFIEFFER.

NO. 4905



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NEWS OF THE WEEK: An epitome of the most important events at home and abroad.


A Carefully digested and Condensed compilation of Current News Items, Domestic

and Foreign.

SITUATION IN RUSSIA: the first move in the general strike in St. Petersburg has been

taken. The employes of the electric

lighting plants have responded to the call, and St. Petersburg is in darkness

at night.

The governor of Samara was instantly killed by a bomb thrown by an assassin, who

was immediately arrested.

There is said to be disaffection among the Moscow regiment of the guards quartered in

St. Petersburg.

The demands formulated by the men are both economic and political.

The entire Sveaborg fortress is said to be again in the hands of the government,

the prisoners being transferred to Skatudden Island.

The emperor is reported to have flatly refused to accept the conditions to which

Premier Stolypin agreed in his negotiations with other members for the

reorganization of the cabinet. There is

increasing apprehension that the emperor proposes to turn the country over to

the military dictatorship of the Grand Duke Nicholas. St. Petersburg is filed with armed


A report was current in Vibourg that the Russian flotilla stationed at Hanyo,

Finland, had mutinied, imprisoned the officers and sailed to the assistance of

the mutineers at Sveaborg.

According to latest accounts the mutineers at Sveaborg had surrendered after heavy

bombardment by the warships. The

reports, however, were fragmentary and conflicting.

Trouble has broken out in a fresh spot. Troops

in the great fortresses of Sveaborg and Skatudden, on the gulf of Finland, the

"Gibraltar of the ??? mutinied and some hard fighting has occurred between

the mutineers and the loyal troops, participated in by the warships in the

harbor. The first mutiny was reported

suppressed, but late dispatches indicate that the mutineers held their

positions and had possession of all the movable artillery, including

quickfirers and machine guns. The

situation was considered serious.

The public prosecutor at St. Petersburg has begun proceedings against the late

members of the lower house of parliament who signed the viborg manifesto.

A manifesto to the peasants has been issued by the revolutionary bodies intended

to inflame them to action against the government.

Fighting is again going on between the Tartars on the one hand and the Armenians and

Russianson the other in Transcaucasla.

A large force of Tartars was repulsed in an attempt to enter Shusha.


There is a cry from Minnesota, "come and help us." A bumper crop is ready and there is not

one-tenth of enough men to harvest it.

The some conditions exist in Iowa and the Dakotas.

Ex-Gov. Samuel Van Sant of Minnesota, has been chosen as grand marshal of the G. A. R.

parade in Minneapolis August 15.

Bradstreet's reports a decidedly optimistic feeling in all lines of trade, the heavy crop

yields and the phenomenal demand for iron and steel in building operations

being the main factors.

The town of Hamburg, PA., was almost washed away as the result of a cloudburst,

which sent a ten-foot flood sweeping through the main portion of the town. One man was

drowned and there were many narrow escapes.

Three little girls, the oldest not much more than 12 years of age, arrived,

unaccompanied, at Boston, on the steamer Ivernia from Helsingfors, Finland,

tagged, "Portland, Ore. U. S. A.," where their father awaits them.

Secretary Root, before sailing from Rio Janeiro for Montevideo, gave a farewell reception

on board the cruiser Charleston. Mrs.

Root was made the recipient of some beautiful and costly presents from

President Alves, on behalf of the nation, and others.

David Hoover, United States collector of customs at Gateway, Mont., and Quon Lee, a

Chinaman, have been bound over to the federal grand jury at Helena to answer a

charge of conspiracy to smuggle Chinese into the county.

A submarine craft, the plans for which were rejected by France, has just been launched, at

Krupp's Germania works in Keil. The

vessel will have a radius of action of 3,000 miles, a surface speed of 13 knots

and a speed of 9 knots below the surface.

It will be driven by electric motors.

Reer-Admiral Charles J. Train, Commander of the United States Asiatic forces, died at C?ffo,

China, August 4, of anemia.

As a result, primarily, of one man failing to pay his union dues, between 3,000 and

4,000 men employed by the B?ton & Montana company, at Butte, in the mines,

the smeltermen at the C?at Falls smelting plant and the t?n crews engaged in

hauling all are idle.

From 1881 to 1905, inclusive, 4,425 miners and 2,452 mine laborers were killed in

Pennsylvania, due largely to their own negligence, carelessness, w?cklessness

and ignorance.

Battling Nelson and Joe Gans are elected to contest for a $30,000 purse at Goldfield,

Nev., Labor day.

Maj-Gen. Albert L. Mills, commandant of the military academy at West Point, has received

orders to proceed to the Phillippines and relieve Brig-Gen. Winfield S.

Edgerly, in command of Fort William McKinley, who is ordered to San Francisco.

Ed. Misener, accompanied by his wife and son, has just completed a trip from

Chicago to Red Wing, Minn., via the Chicago drainage canal, the Illinois and

Mississippi rivers, in an 1? Foot launch, without a mishap on the trip.

A. Gage, son of former Secretary of the Treasury Lyman J. Gage, shot himself

through the heart at the Touris Hotel in Seattle, Wash. Acquantances said he had been acting

strangely for some time.

The federal department of justice has taken up the case of the alleged burning of

rebate evidence by the Burlington Railroad Co., when two cars, loaded with

documents, were burned at Belfast, siding in Greeley county, Neb.

James B. Postlethwalt, employed in the clerical department of the Michigan Central

Railway Co., at Detroit fasted 49 days for the benefit of his health and then

died of exhaustion.

Mrs. Grace Hutchinson was acquitted of the charge of murder in the killing of Mrs.

Mary Bode at Salida, Col., last June, after her husband had confessed intimacy

with Mrs. Bode.

An investigation of alleged irregularities in the Phillippine Islands is being

conducted by Col Wood, inspector general, under the direction of Maj. Gen.

Leonard Wood.

Floyd Carmichael, a negro, was shot to death at Lakewood, a suburb of Atlanta, Ga.,

after he had been identified by Miss Annie Poole, aged 15, as her assailant.

The United States government has paid Germany the award of $20,000 in the Samoan

case. Great Britain paid her damages in

the spring, and the matter is therefore settled.

Baron Komura, the recently appointed Japanese ambassador to Great Britian, arrived at

Victoria, B. C., enroute to London via Quebec.

He expressed regret at his inability, at this time, to visit the United

States and renew former pleasant acquaintances.

The battleships Alabama and Illinois were in collision, during a fog, southeast of

Brenton's Reef lightship, and several of the forward plates of the Alabama were

dinted. Seaman Corbett of the Illinois

was severly injured by the fall of a lifeboat davitt, and it was found

necessary to amputate one of his legs.

Terrible heat conditions are reported from the Myo county (California) gold fields and

adjacent desert, and mining prospectors are said to be dying daily from the


The state of Illinois has secured judgment against former State Treasurer Henry

Wuiff, and Floyd K. Whittemore, his bondsman, for $6,532.50 before Judge

Creighton, in the Sangamon circuit court, being the amount of fees retained by

the former treasurer.

Emil Lesser, president of the German Immigration Society of Alabama reports after a

personal investigation at Lockhardt, that no trace of peonage exists in the camps of the

Jackson Lumber Co.

The Spanish generals who were concerned in the surrender of Santiago, Cuba, will

reply to attacks in the press by issuing a manifesto laying the blame for the

surrender upon the politicians.

A movement is under way in San Francisco to fix a charge of criminal conspiracy

on the insurance brokers who have compelled policy holders to accept less than

was due them on their losses in the great conflagration.

Gen. Oku, the victor at Nanshan and Tieling in the Russo-Japanese war, and whose

command succeeded in isolating Port Arthur, has been appointed chief of the

general staff of the Japanese army, vice Baron Kodama, deceased.

T.M. Campbell, the union labor candidate, leads in the primary vote for democratic

candidate for governor of Texas, M. M. Brooks, C. K. Bell and O. B. Colquett

following in the order named. The

contest will have to be fought out in the convention.


While Holding Light to Assist in Work.

San Antonio, Tex., Aug 8-While driving rivets from an oil tank at the Sunset

machine shops at 11:40 o'clock yesterday morning, Thomas Lawrence Pigott, an

apprentice boilermaker, 19 years of age, came in contact with a live wire, the

shock from which resulted in almost instant death. Pigott, with Paul Richter, a boilermaker,

were working under an old oil tank driving out rivets. Young

Pigott was holding in one hand an electric light bulb so that they could see to

do the work. In removing Pigott's body

two assistants received severe shocks.

Confessed to Killing.

Bryan, Tex.,: Sheriff R. M. Nall returned at an early hour yesterday morning from the

lower end of the county, where he arrested the six negroes in connection with

the killing of the negro, John or Jerry Wilson, whose body was found near

Nelleva. An examining trial was held yesterday morning. Of the four two were

held without bail, one having confessed.

It appears that robbery was the motive, but only eighty cents was


Boy Cut in Twain.

Cleburne, Tex.: Aubrey Spears, the 14-year-old son of Mr. And Mrs. Ben Spears of this

city, was instantly killed yesterday morning near the Santa Fe passenger depot

by being backed over by a Santa Fe switch engine. His body was cut in two through the loins. The boy had been to the postoffice for the

mail and was reading a paper and did not see the approaching train. The boy's father is a

switch engineer for

the Santa Fe.

Flood Subsiding.

San Angelo, Tex.: The rise in the Concho and other rivers in this section has

subsided and no danger of further damage exists. The report of loss of life has been found

to be erroneous. No estimate of the property loss can be

made, as reports are meager owing to the wreck of telephone wires. Many ranchmen along the

rivers have lost cattle and horses and the damage to growing crops has been serious.

Texas Mexican Obeys Orders.

Loredo, Tex.: Under recent orders of the Texas Railway commission, the Texas Mexican

put on a new passenger service between Loredo and Corpus Christi

yesterday. This train will will carry no

freight except for points between Alice and Corpus Christi and will only stop

fifteen minutes at each station, thus shortening the time several hours.

Colquitt Spent $9,806.57.

Austin, Tex.: Hon. O. B. Colquitt has completed his statement of campaign expenses, as

required by law, and will file same in Travis, Dallas and Kaufman

counties. It shows that in his contest for governor he has spent $9,806.57. A

summary of the several items will be available today.

What It Cost Campbell,

Palestine, Tex.: Col. T. M. Campbell left yesterday morning for Dallas. He is feeling fine

and is confident that he will be elected on the second ballot for governor when the state

convention meets. Col. Campbell filed his expense

account for the campaign and it runs up to a total of $15,664.83.

It Cost Bell $9,734.65.

Fort Worth, Tex.: The expense bill of Hon. C. K. Bell for the primary election of

July 28 was filed yesterday. The total is $9,734.65. W. B. Fitzhugh, candidate

for floater, 108th, filed his account, showing $1,234.

Flatonia Oil Mill.

Flatonia, Tex.: The Flatonia Cotton Oil Mill Company begins its initial run of the season

today. Most of the gins and farmers have been selling the home company the seed.

Other buyers are in the field.

The oil mill has bee overhauled and is in good shape for the season's

run. Sixty-one bales of cotton were sold here Saturday.

Val Verde Tax Rolls.

Austin, Tex.: The tax rolls of Val Verde county have been received by the comptroller

and show an assesed valuation of $4,275,600, an increase over last year of


A Menardville Killing.

Menardville, Tex.: Wm. Bevans shot and killed T. A. Turner here Monday evening. Bevans is

under arrest. Bevans is a banker here and Turner a hotel man. Both families are well



Fatally Shot While Engaged in the Maneuvers at Austin.

Austin, Tex., Aug 9-The second regular to be seriously injured while participating in

the maneuvers at this place is private Jesse Cantis, aged 22 years, Company K,

Twenty-Sixth Infantry, who was severely wounded at the head of Cat Hollow,

about 3,500 yards northwest of this place, at 8:35 o'clock yesterday

morning. The wound was the result of the firing of a ball cartridge by an unknown person.

The cartridges were all carefully inspected this morning, as

usual, before the troops started out and no ball cartridges were found. The matter, however,

will be investigated, as Cantia died. The bullet left the

left arm and passing through, entered the left side, coming out on the right

side just under the shoulder blade.

The buttetin passing through the body passed through the left lung lengthwise. The accident

occurred on the top of a steep slope, and by the time that Dr. Schellenberger of the medical

department, attached to the Twenty-Sixth Infantry, had dressed the wound the ambulance had

arrived and the wounded man was carried down to the ambulance and conveyed to

the hospital, where he died.


Guayule Pint in West Texas Now Controlled by New York Company.

Austin, Tex.: It is learned that Texas parties have secured the right to use the

guayule rubber shrub on several million acres of ranch land in West Texas. It is said that

these contracts include the guayule which grows upon the "enclosed land" of each ranch.

This embraces state land which is under lease as well as private lands. The

price agreed to be paid ranges from 50c per ton to $6 per ton. The parties who obtained

these contracts took them to New York, where they sold them to the Continental Rubber Company

for $25,000.


New Corporation With $50,000 Capital to Start There.

Beeville, Tex.: A financial institution to be known as the Beeville Bank and Trust

Company was organized here yesterday with a capital of $50,000, the bulk of which is

distributed among the business men of the city. The

directorate and officers have not yet been announced. This will give Beeville three banks.

As the Beeville Bank and Trust Company will be a State bank, it

will fit into present conditions and need here very nicely.


Misunderstanding Settled and Oatley Gone to Purchase Material.

Rusk, Tex.: The misunderstanding which occurred about six weeks ago between the

parties interested in the purchase of the Star and Crescent furnace here has

been amicably settled and W. H. Oatley, who has bought out the other parties,

left yesterday morning for St. Louis and other points to purchase material and

arrange other details for the operation of the furnace. As soon as these shall have been

completed work will be resumed and the furnace put in blast as quick as possible.

A Family Fracas.


Tex.: Last Friday night, near Slayden, George Randle, colored, was whipping his

stepson when an older brother interfered, and one word led to another until a

fight resulted. George Randle picked up a stick of stovewood and then was

struck on the head by his stepson with a rock, which fractured the skull near

the base of the brain. Both men are in jail

and Randle has never regained consciousness and is reported in a dying


Broke His Back Roping Calves.

El Paso, Tex.: J. W. Mayfield, a cowboy who was employed on the reancy of A. M.

Coe, near Berina, N. M., died in a hospital in this city as the result of

injuries received by being jerked from a horse while roping calves. His back was broken

and his spinal column so

badly shattered that paralysis resulted.

Fincher's Bond $4,000

Belton, Tex.: Jess Fincher, was charged with killing his father-in-law, a man by the

name of Lindsey, in Temple last week, was given a habeious corpus hearing

before Judge Furn? And released on a $4,000 bond.


Ladies Home Journal Patterns. Yours to

Please, J. M. Holt & Company, The Busy Corner.

J.MILEY, DRUGGIST. Special and careful attention given to the Prescription Department,

and patrons waited on either day or night.




STATE OF TEXAS, County of Bastrop. By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the

Honorable District Court of Bastrop County, on the 6th day of August, 1906, by

the Clerk thereof, in the case of T. A. Hassler versus A. B. McLavy, et al., No

?, and to me as Sheriff, directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell, within

the hours prescribed by law for Sheriff's Sales, on the FIRST TUESDAY in

September, A. D. 1906, it being the 4th day of said month, in front of ground

formerly occupied by the store house of John M. Finney & Co., on Main Street,

in the town of Bastrop, in said Bastrop County, the following described

property to-wit. Lying and being situated in County of Bastrop, a part of Farm

Lot No. 17, east of Main Street, in the town of Bastrop, in said County of

Bastrop, and State of Texas, east of Main Street of

said town, which said part is the N. E. quarter of the said farm lot and same

purchased by J. C. Buchanan from Mrs. ?. A. Reynolds by deed of date January

30, 1886, and more particularly described by metes and bounds, as follows:

Beginning at the N. W. Corner of said Lot on the alley-way conveyed to Chester

Erhard by deed of date November ?th, 1886, which deed is recorded in Book Vol 9

on pages 571 and 572, Deed Records of Bastrop County; thence E. ? varas to

corner of street; thence S 104 varas to corner; thence W. ? varas to corner on

alley-way; thence N. 104 varas to place of beginning, said lot being same

purchased by A. B. McLavy from J. C. Buchanan, by deed of March 28th, 1888,

which said deed is recorded in Book Bol. 12, on pages 56 and 57, Deed Records

of Bastrop County, Texas.

Levied on as the property of A. B. McLavy to satisfy a Judgment amounting to $528.00

in favor of T. A. Hasler, and cost of suit.

Given under my hand, this 7th day of August, 1906.


As an exchange very correctly and very pertinently puts it: The man who gets mad at

what the newspaper says about him should return thanks three times a day for

what the newspaper know about him and suppressed."


Preston Dyer visited Taylor this week.

Miss. Julia Jung is visiting in San Antonio.

Miss Alta Martin leaves today on a visit to Elgin.

Dr. E. L. Batts, San Angelo, is visiting the old home.

Miss Minnie Cain is visiting in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Mrs. Woody Townsend and children are visiting in Hutto.

Miss Kate Higginbotham is on a visit to her mother in Calvert.

Misses Ethel Grimes and Belle Anderson are visiting in San Antonio.

Sheriff Woody Townsend is attending the Sheriff's Convention in Dallas.

Dr. C. C. Higgins was among the visitors in Bastrop, the first of the week.

Dr. S. L. Mayo and wife, of Cedar Creek, were visitors to Bastrop, Tuesday.

W. A. Thurmond, of the southeast part of the county, was in town Monday.

Hugo Kesselus visited San Antonio Sunday, returning on the midnight train.

Wood White, of San Antonio, was shaking hands with Bastrop friends this week.

O. P. Jones returned this morning from a visit to Dallas and Wooten Wells.

Mrs. J. W. Morris and little girl, of Sayersville, visited relatives here last week.

Miss Cora Erhard returned Saturday of last week from an extended visit to Dallas.

Miss Annie Janssen, of Galveston, is the guest of Mrs. Joseph Jung of this city.

Col. C. M. Rogers, of Rogers Park, attended the Democratic county convention, Saturday.

Jas. E. Olive, L. W. Olive, J. L. Wilbarger and Mrs. D. H. Wilbarger were called to

Waco Saturday, on account of the serious illness of Mr. Sid Olive, who died

before they reached Waco.

County Commissioner Ben. P. Simmons, of Cedar Creek, was a visitor at the county seat,

last Monday.

Miss Elizabeth Combs, San Marcos, is in Bastrop, the guest of her brother, Dr. H. B.

Combs and family.

Miss Beulah Rector left for Austin Sunday for the encampment, and from there she

will join a house party.

Miss Willie Cunningham is visiting in Houston and will attend the marriage of her

aunt, Miss Maynie Green.

District clerk Thos. H. Parks is spending two week's vacation with his sisters, at San

Augustine and Bronson.

Miss Maggie J. Rector and Miss Robert L. Jenkins left for Austin Wednesday, where

they will attend the encampment.

Mrs. J. L. Wilbarger and charming daughters, Misses Ivor and Lee, left Thursday night

on a visit to Eureka Springs, Ark.

Dick Roe, the democratic nominee for Constable of Precinct No. 8, Paige, was a

pleasant caller at the ADVERTISER office, Saturday.

Mrs. W. C. Powell, Mrs. W. A. McCord, Miss Pearl Windrow and Mrs. C. W. Hill, of

Elysium, left Thursday night for Eureka Springs, Ark. Mrs.

Powell and Miss Windrow will visit Mississippi and Tennessee before returning.


STATE OF TEXAS, County of Bastrop. By virtue of an Order of Sale issued ont of the

Honorable district Court of Bastrop County, on the 7th day of August, 1906, by

the Clerk thereof, in the case of C. H. Turnney versus Max Mazone and Lizzie

Mazone, No. 2830, and to me, as Sheriff, directed and delivered, I will proceed

to sell, within the hours prescribed by law for Sheriff's Sales, on the FIRST

TUFSDAY in September, A. S. 1906, it being the 4th day of said month, in front

of ground formerly occupied by the store house of John M. Finney & Co., on

Main Street, in the town of Bastrop, in said Bastrop County, the following

described property, to-wit: Lying and being situated in the County of Bastrop,

Lot No. 6, in Block No. 3, of the R. T. Wilkins addition to the town of

Smithville, in Bastrop County, Texas.

Levied on as the property of Max Mazone and Lizzie Mazone to satisfy a

Judgement amounting to $51.60 in favor of

C.H. Turney, and cost of suit, Given under my hand, this 7th day of August, 1906.



The Cemetery association held its regular meeting Monday, Aug. 6, at 5 o'clock in

the Opera House.

Members present were Mesdames Orgain, Reynolds, Garwood, Kohler, Griensenbeck, John Schaefer,

A. T. Morris, Miley and Gill.

Dues paid as follows:

Mesdames Gill, $.50; Ed. Bastian, 3.00; John Schaefer, $1.00; R. J. Griesenbeck, $1.50;

A. T. Morris, $.50; Mr. George Orts, $1.50; Miss Annie Prause, $3.00. Mr. Don

G. Petty donated $100. Total, $111.00.

The working committee reported the Cemetery grounds in bad condition. On account of bad

health, Matt has resigned

his position as Sexton.

All applications will be considered on Monday, Sept. 3, 1906. Mrs. Gill, Griesenbeck and

Schaefer, were appointed as a committee to see about having a well dug on the Cemetery

grounds. A rising vote of thanks was made to Mr. Petty for his liberal donation.

The ladies would be very grateful for a memorial shaft in memorial to his father's memory.

The Secretary was instructed to write a note of thanks to Mr. Petty, Mr. Woodward

and Mrs. Sayers.

Mrs. Mary S. Petty's name was added to our membership roll. Matt's salary of $18.00 was

allowed. No further business the society adjourned to meet Sept. 3, at 5 o'clock. MRS. W. J.

MILEY, Secretary.


B.D. Orgain, W. R. Maynard. ORGAIN & MAYNARD, Attorneys-at-Law. Will practice in all the

higher and inferior courts.

Paul D. Page, J. H. Miley, J. B. Price. PAGE, MILEY & PRICE. Lawyers. Offices at

Bastrop and Smithville.

Will practice in all the Courts.

Complete Abstracts of Land Titles of Bastrop County; Abstract business solicited.

W. H. Murchison., Lawyer. All business given careful attention. Office in Burch


Jack Jenkins, Attorney-At-Law. Only complete set of Abstract Books in the county.

J. S. Jones, Attorney-at-Law. Office-Upstairs in Erhard Building.

H.P. Luckett, M. D. Physician & Surgeon. Phone 24. Bastrop, Texas. OFFICE- At W.

J. Miley's Drug Store.

Dr. J. E. Wilson. Office over First National Bank. Residence Phone 38.

H.B. Combs, M. D. Physician and Surgeon. Bastrop, Texas. OFFICE-C. Erhard &

Son's Drug Store.


Bastrop-Phone 95.

W. M. Cunningham. Physician and Surgeon. Office

at Residence. Phone 22.


The Round Bale Gin is ready for business.

In the market for all the cotton we can get and will give more for it

than any buyer. See us before you sell.

J. W. KENNEDY, Manager.

GALVESTON SPECIAL RATE. Special rate to Galveston

on Trains No. 3, August 11, 4:30 p.m. Trains

No. 2, August 12, 1:27 a.m. Rate to Galveston, $2.70. Rate to Houston, $2.55. B. F.

ELLIS, Agent.


On the right side of the upper lip a mole promises great good fortune to both

sexes. A mole on the neck, in man or

woman, promises a long and happy life, wealth and fame. A science, or pseudo-science,

of miles has

existed among the Pennsylvania Dutch for many years. A man with a mole in the middle of

his forehead has a cruel mind;

a woman with such a mole is foolish, idle and envious. A man with a mole on the left side

of the

upper lip rarely marries, and such a mole in the case of a woman denotes

suffering. A mole on the right side of

a man's forehead denotes wonderful luck; on the right side of a women's

forehead, gifts from the dead. On the

left side of a man's forehead a mole denotes a long term in prison; on the left

side of a woman's forehead, two husbands, and a life of exile. According to this science,

no one is without

a mole or two, and these are some of the prognostications that mole wearers may

draw from their brown ornaments:


Capt. Ed. B. Willis, of Denton, has announced as a candidate for sergeant of arms of

the House.

Methodists of Waco are preparing for a great George Stuart meeting in September.

Wichita Valley tracklayers reached Haskell with the track last Wednesday, and entered

the city Thursday.

Deputy collector of Customs David Hoover, at Gateway, Mont. Is under indictment for

smuggling chinamen into this county.

J.H. Jenkins, a Santa Fe foreman, who was struck by a falling telegraph pole several

days since at Blum, died of his injuries at Cleburne Wednesday.

Charles Hodson, for thirty years chief clerk of the American embassy in London, died Friday.

Mr. Hodson served under eight ministers and


At a saw mill on the Washitan river, Indian Territory, 2500 saw logs and a gasoline

launch were carried away by the sudden rise of the river. The probable loss is several

thousand dollars.

Announcement is made that Mr. Taft. The Secretary of War, is going into Maine to take the

stump in favor of the re-election of Representative Charles e. Littlefield.

The Governor of Samara, Russia, was instantly killed Friday by a bomb thrown by an

assassin who was subsequently arrested.

The Governor's head and feet were torn off by the explosion.

From San Francisco to New York in fifteen day's time is planned by L. L. Whitman and

C. S. Carriss, who are making the trip in a six cylinder run-about in an effort

to lower the transcontinental car records.

After striking a heavily loaded truck at Lee Avenue and Middleton Street,

Williamsburg, NY and perhaps fatally injuring four men, a car ran two blocks

before it could be brought to a standstill.

George F. Jackson, traveling freight and passenger agent of the Mexican Central

railroad, a man of close observation, stated that in his judgment reports of

trouble in Mexico had been greatly overdrawn and will not be realized.

I.G. Hillager was shot and killed at the home of Sherman Gooch, three miles east of

Ireton, I. T., a small town twelve miles southeast of Chickash. Robert Brown surrendered

to officers and was carried to Chickasha and placed in jail.

The electrolytic smelters of Boston and Montana Company of the Great Falls, Mont.,

have closed down as a result of a strike which will ultimately involve not less

than 2000 men.

The State Department has received a dispatch from Mr. Combs, the American Minister

to Guatemala, stating that President Cabrera of Guatemala has announced the

complete disbandment of the Guatemalan Army in accordance with the Marbelhead


The Hillsboro old settlers and old soldiers reunion was opened by Jo Abbott, and

the main address was delivered by Senator Culberson.

The receipts of the Dallas postoffice for July, 1906, are $33,174.77, while those of July of

1905, were $30,993.94.

Dr. Thomas D. Wooten died at Eureka Springs, Ark. He was one of the most prominent

physicians in the State, and had lived in Austin for more than thirty years.

The Reading Railroad has a force of clerks at work revising the passenger tariff

over the entire system, based on a 2 1-2c a mile rate. The schedule becomes operative

coincident with that of the Pennsylvania Railroad.

C.C. Ingram, aged about twenty-five years, who has been employed as a cook in one of

the downtown restaurants in Forth Worth, was found dead in his room Monday

afternoon. The deceased had been ill for quite awhile.

The southbound Frisco was wrecked at Kosoma, I. T. fifty miles north of Paris,

Sunday morning.

Engineer Harlan was severely hurt and Fireman Skelton mashed to a pulp. The wreck was

evidently done by miscreants.

Senator Bailey has filed his campaign expense bill of $41.80, as follows: Postage,

$5.08; assessments by thirty-four counties to cover cost of printing name on

official ballots, $34; fees for money orders; $1.02; stationery, $1.50.

F. Rendor, of Cameron, died suddenly while sitting at the breakfast table. The

cause of his death was heart trouble. The day before he was down

town shaking hands with friends, though his health has not been very good for

some time.

India's Cotton Crop. The cotton crop of India was larger last year, 1905, than the

general average. About 20,000,000 acres

were planted in cotton and the yield was about 3,500,000 bales. During the year

there were exported from

India to other countries over 2,125,000 bales of raw cotton at a value of over

$81,000,000, the four countries, Japan, Germany, Belgium, and Italy, in the

order named, being the largest purchasers, they together buying nearly

1,500,000 bales of Indian cotton, while Japan alone took nearly 500,000 bales.

Still Seek "Treasure Island." "Treasure Island" is still a

mystery. The steam yacht Rose Marine,

which left England in October, 1903 to search for the treasure which tradition

says pirates concealed on Cocos Island, in the Pacific, has returned to

Southampton. Capt. Mathews, the skipper, is reticent as to the results of the voyage, and

only says that his belief in the project has been strengthened.

The work of searching the island is very difficult.

Ancestry of Dion Boucicault.

The name of Boucicault, is French in origin.

Dion Boucicault was the son of a French refugee who fled to Ireland and

married an Irish girl. He was named Dion after his father's friend, Dr. Dionysius Lardner,

a noted British writer on physical science.

First Scenery Used in Theaters. Scenery was first introduced into theaters by the

famous Inigo Jones, in January of 1605.

China to Own Postoffices.

After the return of the Chinese mission which is now making a tour of Europe and

America for the purposes of study, the Chinese government intends to assume

control of the entire postal system and at the same time to abolish all the

postoffices in china now maintained by foreign powers.

"Uncle Tom's Cabin" an Operetts.

"Uncle Tom's Cabin" has been given as an operetta. It was originally sung at the Music Hall,

Lynn, Mass., October 6, 1886.


STATE OF TEXAS, Bastrop County, By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the

Honorable District Court of Bastrop County, on the 27th day of July, A. D.

1906, by the Clerk therof, in the case of W. H. Rivers vs. J. M. Taylor, No.

2775, and to me, as Sheriff, directed and delivered, I did on the 8th day of

August, 1906, levy upon and will proceed to sell, within the hours prescribed

by law for Sheriff's Sales, on the FIRST TUESDAY in September, A. D. 1906, it

being the 4th day of said month, in front of the ground formerly occupied by

the store house of John M. Finney & Co., on Main Street, in the town of

Bastrop, in said Bastrop County, the following described property, to-wit: That

certain tract or parcel of land situated

and being a part of the Enoch Harris Headright League, in Bastrop county,

Texas, fully and accurately described in the deed of conveyance from J. M.

Harris, L. E. Harris and W. S. Lee and wife, N. K. Lee, to J.M. Taylor, on the

5th day January, A. D. 1901, as duly recorded in the deed records of Bastrop

County, Texas, to which reference is here made for a more accurate description

of the land herein described and set out, containing about One Hundred acres of

land, more or less, together with all improvements thereon.

Levied on as the property of J. M. Taylor to satisfy a judgment amounting to the sum

of Six Hunbred thirty-two and 50/100 dollars, in favor of W. H. Rivers, with

interest and cost of suit. Given under

my hand, this, 8th day of August, A. D. 1906. WOODY TOWNSEND, Sheriff, Bastrop

County, Texas.


The meeting at the Public Library, Tuesday afternoon, of ladies interested in

organizing a Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, at Bastrop,

was favorable, eight ladies being present, to join, while six others have

expressed a desire to do so; there may be others who may wish to unite with us,

we give this invitation through the ADVERTISER to all who are entitled to

membership and wish to become members, to come or send their names to the

Public Library, next Monday, August 13, 5 o'clock, p. m. At that time we hope

to organize a Chapter, and would like as many charter members as possible.



The Cemetery Association held its regular meeting Monday, July 2nd, at 5 o'clock,

at the Opera House.

Mesdames Orgain, Jung, Miley, Morris, Gill and Mrs. Walter Moore was a visitor. Dues

paid as follows:

Mesdames H. V. Thompson, by Mrs. W. E. M., $3.00; W. E. Maynoard, $1.00; Mrs. L. R.

Erhard, by A. T.M., $3.00; A. T. Morris, $.50. Donations as follows: Mr. C. L.

Woodward, $5.00; Mrs. J. D. Sayers, $10.00. Total, $25.50. The street committee made a

favorable report as, also did the working committee. The

old working committee having served three months, a new one was appointed, as

follows: Mrs. Kesselus, Hasler, Burger and Sam Higgins. $1.25 was allowed Mrs. Gill to

pay for scythe for use on the Cemetery. $18.00 was allowed for Matt's salary. No further business,

the meeting adjourned to meet August 7, at 5 o'clock in the Opera House. MRS. W. J. MILEY,


No. 717


To the Sheriff or Any constable of Bastrop County, Greeting:

R. J. C. Robertson and C. F. Palmer, Executors of the estate of Levi Shackelford,

deceased, having filed in the County Court of Bastrop County, Texas, an

application for an order of Court to sell the following described lands,

belonging to said estate:

First Tract: Beginning at the North corner of the 320 acre survey of John H. Shackelford,

being a part of the H. Warnell survey, a stake whence a mesquite S 22 E 4 3-3

varas; then S 45 E 760 varas to a corner of a 114 acre survey of L.

Shackelford, Jr., a stake whence a P. O. X. S 79 E 10 varas, and a do. N 6 1-2

E 12 varas; thence S 45 W 277 varas to a stake; thence N 60 W 764 varas to a

stake; thence N 45 E 493 1-2 varas to the beginning, containing 51 85-100 acres

of land.

Second tract: Beginning at the West corner of the 52 acre survey conveyed by J. H.

Shackelford to L. Shackelford, jr., thence N 45 W 964 varas to a stake on Pace

league line; thence with the Pace league line S 45 E 1240 varas to the SW

corner of a 114 acre survey owned by L. Shackelford Jr.; thence with the W line

of said survey N 20 E 1148 varas to a stone corner West of dwelling house;

thence with said W. line N 45 E 120 varas to South line of said 52 acre survey;

thence with South line of said survey N 60 W 760 varas to the beginning,

containing 183 1-4 acres, being the remainder of the J. H. Shackelford 320

acres survey.

Third Tract: A part of the Henry Warnel 1-4 league and the Eastern side of 320 acre

survey contained therein; Beginning at the East corner of said 320 acre survey

a stake from which bears a P. O. X. N52 E 10 1-2 varas, and a do bears N 40 W

16 varas (the old bearings of this corner have been cut); thence with the 320

acre survey N 45 W 625 varas to a stake from which bears a P. O. marked X. S 26

W 7 varas and a do. S 33, E 13 varas; thence S 45 W 395 varas to a rock corner

150 yards West of Mr. Shackelford's dwelling; thence S 20, W 1148 varas to a

rock in the Pace league line for corner from which bears a L. O. marked X. N 32

E 12 varas and a do. Bears S 48 E 8 1-2 varas; thence with the Pace line S 45 E

140 varas to a rock from which bears a P. O. marked X. N 13 1-2 W 6 varas &

a so. S 13 E 3 varas; thence N 45 E with the S. E. boundary of said 320 acre

survey 1440 varas to the place of beginning, containing 114 1-5 acres.

Fourth Tract. Beginning at the East corner of the Shackelford 320 acre tract in said

I-4 league; thence N 45 E 580 varas to a stake in the N. W. line of the J. B.

Blalock league; thence with line S 45 E 618 1-6 varas to a stake in the same

for East corner of this tract; thence S 45 W 1930 varas to a stake in the N. E.

line of the Gideaon Pace league for the South-east corner of this tract; thence

with said line N 45 W 618 1-6 varas to the corner of said John Shackelford 320

acre svrvey; thence with the S. E. line of said Shackelford N 45 E 1350 varas

to the beginning for 211 31-100 acres.

You are hereby commanded, that by publication of this writ for four successive weeks in

a newspaper regularly published in the County of Bastrop, you give due notice

to all persons interested in said estate, to file their objections thereto, if

any they have, on or before the September Term, 1906, of said County Court,

commencing and to be holden at the Court House of said county, in Bastrop,

Texas, on the 3rd day of September, 1906, when said application will be

considered by said court.

Witness my hand and seal of office, at Bastrop, Texas, this, the 21st day of July A. D.

1906. (SEAL) W. H. GRIMES, Clerk, county Court, Bastrop County, Texas. By C. T.

Wynn, Deputy. I hereby certify that the

above and foregoing is a true and correct copy of the original writ now in my

hands. WOODY TOWNSEND, Sheriff. Bastrop County, Texas.


FIRST BALE FREE. Having purchased the Square

Bale Gin, formerly owned by P. O. Elzner, I take

pleasure in thanking the public for former patronage while the gin was under my

management, and solicit a continuation of same. The first bale brought to my gin will

be ginned free. MAX MILLER.



STATE OF TEXAS, County of Bastrop. By virtue

of an Order of Sale issued out of the Honorable

District Court of Bastrop County, on the 7th day of August, 1906, by the Clerk thereof,

in the case of T. A. Hasler versus Robt. E. Lee and Benjamin Lee, jr., No.

2962, and to me, as Sheriff, directed and delivered, I will proceed to sell,

within the hours prescribed by law, for Sheriff's Sales, on the FIRST TUESDAY

in September, A. D. 1906, it being the 4th day of said month, in front of

ground formerly occupied by the store house of John M. Finney & Company, on

Main Street, in the town of Bastrop, in said Bastrop County, the following

described property, to-wit: Lying and being situated in the County of Bastrop,

100 acres, a part of the Martha Barker survey, situated west of the Colorado

river, in Bastrop County, Texas, and particularly described by metes and

bounds, as follows, to-wit: Beginning at the most easterly corner of a tract of

120 acres, conveyed to F. Lytton, a stake in the head of a branch from which a

P. O. marked I bears S. 58 W. 12 varas. And a do. Marked B bears N. 50 E. 18

varas; thence west with Lytton's north line 270 varas to a corner in the old

road, from which is a B. J. or P. O. marked X; thence with said road north to

S. E. corner of tract sold to Richard Stramege, from which a P. O. marked 4

bears S. 38 W 10 varas, and a do. Marked 3 bears N. 67 E. 8 varas: thence with

said Stramege N. 45 W. 721 varas, a P. O. marked 5 from which a do. Marked 4

bears S. 23 W. 16 varas; thence N. 45 E 464 varas to a stake from which a P. O.

marked 5 bears S. 5 W. 6 varas, and a do. N. 11 W. 4 varas; thence S. 45, E.

1131 varas to a stake from which a P. O. bears S. 20 W. 7 varas, and a do.

Marked 3. S 20 E. 22 varas; thence S. 45 W. 464 varas to the place of


Levied on as the property of Robt. E. Lee and Benjamin Lee, jr., to satisfy a

Judgement amounting to $1338.28 in favor of T. A. Hasler, and cost of

suit. Given under my hand, this 7th day

of August, 1906.


-The Commissioner's Court, August term, convenes on next Monday, August 13th.

-Sheriff Woody Townsend brought five prisoners to jail, from Smithville, Monday

afternoon. Three charged with robbery and two with petty crimes.



Tuition FREE. Matriculation fee, $30 (payable in Academic and Engineering

Departments in three annual installments). Annual expense, $150 and

upwards. Proper Credit for work in other institutions.


Session opens September 26, 1906. Largest and

best equipped Libraries, Laboratories, Natural History and Geological

Collections, Men's and Women's Dormitories and Gymnasiums in Texas.

COLLEGE OF ARTS.-Course of liberal study leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts.


OF EDUCATION.-Courses leading to Professional degree of Bachelor of Education

and to State Teachers' Certificate.

ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT. Courses leading to degree in Civil, Electrical, Mining and Sanitary


LAW DEPARTMENT.-A three year course leading to the degree of Bachelor of Laws.

Shorter special courses for specially equipped students. For catalogue, address

WILSON WILLIAMS, Registrar, Austin.


months begins Oct. 1. Four year graded course in medicine; two year courses in

Pharmacy and Nursing.

Laboratories thoroughly equipped for practical teaching. Exceptional clinical advantages

in the John Sealy Hospital. University Hall provides a comfortable home for women

students of medicine. For catalogue,

address DR. W. S. CARTER, Dean, Galveston.


Ballard's Horehound Syrup. Cures coughs, colds, consumption, bronchitis,

whooping cough, sore throat, hoarseness, loss of voice, loosens the phlegm and

eases expectoration, heals the lungs. Three sizes:

25C, 50C, $1.00. Ballard's Snow Liniment

Co.,-St. Louis, Mo. Sold and

recommended by W. J. Miley, Druggist.


This space belongs to W. T. Wroe & Sons, Wholesale and retail dealers in

Buggies, Carriages, Pheatons, Road Wagons, Harness, Etc., Etc. Austin, Texas.


Without an Equal, is the Through Pullman Sleeper Service via the THE

H&T.C.R.R. Between


La., and Denver, Colo., via the M. L. & T. and T. & N. O. to Houston;

H. & T. C. to Ft. Worth, and The Denver Road to Denver. Dining car service between Ft.

Worth and Denver. Also through sleeper between

Galveston and St. Louis via G. H. & S. A. Ry. To Houston; H. & T. C. to

Denison, and M.K. & T. to St. Louis.

Also between Houston and Waco and Dallas, Summer Excursion Rates in

Effect Daily. Two Through Trains Daily. For information, see ticket

agent, or address M. L. ROBBINS, G. P. A., H. A. JONES, Traffic Manager,



Blacksmith and Wheelright, Bastrop, Texas. Equipped with the latest machinery,

I am prepared to do first class work on short notice. Brook's cold tire setter, and all Machinery run by power, enables

me to do quick and satisfactory work.

Thanking patrons for past liberal patronage, I solicit a continuation of

same, promising, square work and moderate charges. PRESTON DYER, MORRIS OLD STAND NEAR RIVER BRIDGE. BASTROP TEXAS.

AD: Let us Arrange Your SUMMER TOURS. Your comfort our first consideration. The MK AND

T MISSOURI, KANSAS & TEXAS R'Y. Address W. G. Crush G.P.aT.A. Dallas, TEX.

AD: The Quickest Mail Order Department IN THE SOUTH.

To the People of Bastrop and Vicinity.

We beg to announce we are now ready with a complete stock of SPRING and

SUMMER GOODS for 1906.

We g? special attention to Mail Orders; inasmuch as we have one of the best equipped

Mail Order Departments in the State. We gladly furnish samples, and fill all orders the day

received. A postal or letter will bring this great store to your door. We prepay chnrges on $5.00

and over, except staple matting, carpets, etc.

Respectfully, WM L. FOLEY, INC., 214-216-218 Travis St, Houston, Texas.


Matt's health having failed he has been compelled to resign his position as sexton for

"Fairview Cemetery Grounds," and the Ladies are now ready for all

applications. Same will be considered,

Monday, Sept. 3, 1906 at 5 o'clock, in the Opera House. Hand in written applications to

Secretary. MRS. W. J. MILEY, Secretary.

MEETING OF EASTERN STAR. Mina Chapter, No. 64,

O. E. S. Will meet Monday, August 13, at 8:30 o'clock prompt. As this is an important meeting

let me urge all members to be present. Election of officers for the coming year should be so

important as to have all members present, and ready to vote. SISTER FANNIE MILEY. M.M.

TO THE PUBLIC. Now the river bridge is closed

and ready to land you safe at the Elzner Mercantile Co., at which place you

will find the Cleanest, Freshest, and most Complete Stock of Goods that can

possibly be had. We can fill your want list, from top to bottom, at a shocking low price.

The closer you watch us the better you will like us, and the sooner you will find

out that it pays you to do business with us. Don't buy until you get our prices. Don't tell

our compeditors that we are selling Magnolia Flour at $1.10. ELZNER MERCANTILE CO.

NINE ARRESTS. Depty-sheriff Smith and Constable Wallace offically visited the

colored Baptist Association near the coal mines above town, Friday night of last week, and

while reconnoitering around the brush, discovered a big gang playing monte,

succeeding in arresting nine of the number.

Another, 'on the run" was shot at twice, but succeeded in making

his escape. A pistol was found on the

person of one of the negroes arrested, which gives him a double charge, toting

pistol and gambling.

-A car load of Fresh Magnolia and Angel Food Flour, for sale at the ELZNER MERCANTILE


-An up-to-date, twentieth century farmer reads his local paper. He wants to know what

his neighbors are

doing, what is happening in the world around him and he wants in many cases to

study the advertisements and find where he can buy goods the cheapest. He don't say much

about it perhaps when he goes to the store to do his trading, but just let a merchant

advertise a bargain and see if the up-to-date farmer don't find it out and take advantage

of it.-Ex.

PUBLIC LIBRARY. The regular monthly meeting of the Public Library Association will be

held at the Public Library room on Tuesday, the 14th at 5:30 o'clock, p.m. A

full attendance solicited. THE PRESIDENT, August 10, 1906.

MISS HELENE BASTIAN, MILLINERY, 916 congress Avenue, Austin. Bastrop ladies are cordially

invited to call at my parlors when visiting Austin.

Special attention to mail orders.

-It is intended for those who appreciate quality, for those gentlemen who enjoy a

thoroughly matured, rich Old Kentucky liquor.-I. W. Harper. Sold by E. G. Guse.


Better get your duck while you can. Remember last year. We Quote you... 8-oz

Duck at 12 Cents.

Caldwell-Murchison-Lee Co., 600-604 East 6th St., Austin, Texas.




You can now bring your Cotton and Country Produce to the Bastrop market without Fear of

Detention at the River Bank.


In Bastrop to Bid for Your Cotton, Insuring You the Very Highest Market Price for

Your Cotton.


On account of the busy season, and constant demand for crossing the River Bridge

at Bastrop, the Board of Trade held a special meeting Tuesday, with Judge Page

present, to discuss the situation and in some way devise a plan by which the

river bridge, badly needing repair, might be placed in condition for the heavy

loaded wagons to safely cross and that in the shortest possible time. Judge Page

stated that after inspection and

talking with the contractor he was satisfied that by deferring the contemplated

permanent repairs until the busy season was over, certain temporary repairs,

the bad condition demanding prompt, immediate attention, could be made so that

heavily loaded wagons could cross with safety, the work done and bridge ready

for travel, in a very few days; that if such plan met approval of citizens, he

would see that the necessary temporary repairs were completed, bridge ready for

safe heavy wagon travel by Friday afternoon; sooner, if possible. The matter was

discussed, finally a motion approving the plan suggested by Judge Page,

unanimously adopted, the meeting adjourned, work on the bridge pushed, and by

Wednesday noon, the bridge was ready for travel, wagons crossing, and it is

safe to say, there will be no more interruption or detention at the river


Now, you can bring your cotton and produce to the Bastrop market, where you will get

the highest market price for it, and buy your supplies at the very lowest

figures; our cotton buyers giving you top figures for your fleeecy staple, the

merchant will pay you, in cash, highest price for other farm produce, and in

return, furnish you farm and home supplies at lowest figures-for less than they

can be bought in surrounding markets.


Weak Lungs Bronchitis. Ayer's Sarsaparilla. Pills. Hair Vigor. For over sixty years

doctors have endorsed

Ayer's Cherry Pectoral for coughs, colds, weak lungs, bronchitis, consumption.

You can trust a medicine the best doctors approve. Then trust this the next time you have

a hard cough. Ayer's Pills keep the bowels regular. All vegetable and gently laxative.

-A fifteen foot rise in the Colorado river this Friday morning, a seven foot rise

during Thursday night, and at 9 o'clock this Friday morning, on a stand.


knowledge that the cotton school can

give, there will be no reason why farmers should be cheated out of from $1 to $5 a

bale on cotton by wrong classification.

The cotton school at Dallas has been a wonderful success from start to finish. The

attendance was about sixty, and good men

were turned away because of lack of facilities to handle them. A similar school is now

in operation at Durant, I. T., and is meeting with gratifying success.

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Every now and then references are made in the papers to the prevalence of insanity in

country homes. It is argued that the

isolated lives which the farmers and their wives live conduce to such results. It is

claimed that the farmer's wives are

more prone to become thus affected than their husbands. This question has been

investigated recently, and from statistics obtained it has been ascertained tht

the proportion of inmates of asylums from the country is less relatively than

from the city. This is what we would

naturally expect from the greater healthfulness of the country life.

A scandal has developed in the Southern Cotton Association. Certain officials of that

self-declared bulwark of southern agriculture stand charged with crookedness in connection

with "bucket shops and speculation in cotton futures while managing the

affairs of the association." Such as that is why the Farmers Union demands

actual farmers for officers.-Farmers Journal.

PUTNAM FADELESS DYES do not stain the hands or spot the kettle, except green and


Foremost of French Veterans. The French

government has just pensioned off Francois Geromini,the guardian of the Bastiel

column. Geromini was a character. He left Corsica 60 years ago to serve in the

grenadiers of the imperial guard. He

fought in the campaigns of Algiers and of Rome, and also in 1870 with

Bourbaki. He was made a prisoner and

taken to Darmstadt and at the fall of the empire became concierge of the Bastile.

New Element in Commerce. Ramie, a species

of gigantic nettle which produces, directly beneath its outer bark, a fiber

that can be woven alone or in conjunction with either wool or cotton, and gives

to the cloth into which it is woven a beautiful silky finish, is being produced

in China at the present time to an extent that promises to make it an important

element in the world's commerce. Unlike

cotton, it is not an annual crop; once planted it will produce for a dozen

years. It does not ripen evenly, and as

soon as one crop is pulled the plant goes on producing again; occasionally, in

tropical countries-and it is only in a very warm climate that it can be

grown-one plant will give four crops in a year. A good stand of plants will run from

two to three tons of fiber per acre.

THE BEST TIME FOR PLANTING CURRANTS. Currants are about the cheapest and easiest

crop of fruit to produce, requiring very little time and labor as compared with many others,

states American Gardening. For fillers,

or what might be termed a catch crop, they are indispensable, when grown

between plum, pear, peach, cherry and quince trees. They can be grown in an orchard of

any of these fruits without

retarding or injuring the trees. When currants are fruited in this way it is merely a

question of more manure or fertilizer. Every intelligent fruit grower will understand this

at once.

Under this system of intensive gardening you have a nice income from

your currants, while your fruit trees are developing and getting ready for


It depends entirely upon yourself as to how long these bushes will bear large,

marketable fruit.

No matter how great a sacrifice it may seem, you should remove two-thirds of the

new wood each season.

Failing to do this you will soon have a lot of overgrown bushes on your hands, and the

fruit will dwindle in size and be imperfect in many ways. On the other hand, if you prune

judiciously, spray as often as is necessary, manure well and cultivate thoroughly, you can

keep your plantation of currants in perfect order for at least ten years an done

year with an other, you will be well recompensed for your investment and labor.

Sargent's Pictures Rare. Only three pictures by

John S. Sargent have been offered at auction in recent years. A head of a girl wearing a red

shawl brought $750 at Christie's. A portrait of Ellen

Terry, which fetched for $15,000 and a half-length portrait of a lady sold in

1903 for $685.

BE COMFORTABLE by wearing the Monarch Shirt made by CLUETT, PEABODY &

COMPANY, warranted to be cut full size,

and absolutely perfect in workmanship, fit and make-up. Made in White Madras and in Neat Checked

Fast Colored Fabrics. Price, $1.25.

ROBERT GILL & SON. High Grade Clothiers, Hatters and Furnishers,

Bastrop, Texas.

ALLEN DUVAL, (THE MACHINIST), is still located at the Voight Corner, better prepared

than ever to serve you, and takes this method of thanking his patrons for

patronage extended him. A full line of

Sewing Machine Supplies, Needles, Oils, Etc., and would be glad to supply your

wants. All work done under strict guarantee. Watch and Clock Repairing, a

Specialty. Give me a trial. Phone 79. ALLEN DUVAL.

You will always be proud if you select a Reliable BUSH & GERTS PIANO. Better than most

and as good as the Best. Write us for full information as

to terms and price. A cent well spent. BUSH & GERTS PIANO CO., OF

TEXAS, J. R. REED, Manager, 816 Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas.

To the Mountain, Lake and Seaside Resorts and the Trade Centers Also to Mexico via I.

& G. N., The one-night St. Louis Line.

Tickets on sale all summer. Liberal limits and privileges.

Let I. & G. N. Agents tell you Where, When and How, or write D. J.


THE GREAT K & A TRAIN ROBBERY. By Paul Leicester Ford, Author of The Hon. Peter

Stirling, Etc. Copyright 1896 by J. Plippincott Co. Copyright

1897 by Dodd, Mead & Company. Chapter XI-continued. (Story, probably fiction,

not transcribed and is also continued in next issue of paper)

A genuine Attraction. Guse's Restaurant and Bakery, which is known far and wide for its

square dealings with its patrons all over Bastrop, county.

During the year we intend making the GUSE RESTAURANT AND BAKERY a

Greater Attraction than ever. Call and price our Goods and the low prices will

astonish you. Dry goods and Groceries. Palace Market-choicest Beef and Fresh

Sausage. Bear and Ice. Anhueser0Busch

Beer. Malt Nutrine.


Vocal and Instrument. MISS MARY LOU MOSBY is prepared to give Vocal and

Instrumental music, at home. Terms, $3.00 per month. Pupils solicited.

COTTON SEED. We will pay the Highest Price, in Cash, give Honest Weights, and buy at

any time, winter or summer, all Cotton Seed offered to us at our Mill. POWELL OIL MILL CO.


BEN MARTIN. Located at ERHARD OLD STAND, is prepared to do all kinds of

Blacksmithing in the best style, carefully and with dispatch. A WOOD SHOP is connected with my

establishment where all kinds of Carriage and Wagon work is done under strict guarantee.

Special Attention given to Horse

Shoeing. Your Patronage Respectfully

solicited. BEN MARTIN.


Following are the proceedings of the Bastrop County Democratic Convention held August 4,


Pursuant to call of the County Chairman, Hon. J. B. Price, the Democratic delegates from

the various voting precincts of Bastrop county assembled at Bastrop in the

District Court room, at 10:30 a.m.

The convention was called to order by chairman Price, who immediately called for

nominations for temporary and permanent chairmen of the convention. Mr. W. E. Maynard

placed in nomination the

name of Mr. C. W. Webb, of Elgin, for temporary chairman, the nomination being

seconded by Mr. E. P. Curtis. Mr. Webb was unanimously elected, and Hartford

Jenkins was elected Secretary.

A motion was duly seconded and carried, that a committee on credentials

consisting of one delegate from each precinct, be appointed.

The following were appointed said committee: F. J. Stalle, Rosanky; W. A. Scott,

McDade; W. O. Straus, Elgin; Thos. H. Parks, Bastrop; Pierce Talley, Red Rock; Roger

Byrne, Smithville; J. A. Hewatt, Alum Creek; H. P. Lee, Watterson; J. D.

Alexander, Cedar Creek; C. M. Rogers, McDuff; T. L. LeSueur, Hill's Prairie; Ed

Burgdof, Paige; E. G. Templeton, Caldwell's Store; Will Ingram, High Grove.

The following report on credentials, of the committee, was adopted:

To the Hon. C. W. Webb, President of the Democratic Convention:

We, your committee on credentials, beg to make the following report: We find the following

delegates are accredited to their respective precincts: Bastrop: S. L. Sayers,

Jack Jenkins, Paul D. Page, G. W. Davis, Woody Townsend, R. J. Griesenbeck, Gus

Wallace, Thos. H. Parks, B. D. Orgain, W. E. Orgain, S. W. Bell, C. Chalmers,

T. C. Cain, T. A. Hasler, N. G. Fowler, W. H. Grimes, J. C. Edmonds, C.

Moncure, H. P. Luckett, chester Erhard,

W. J. Miley, W. A. McCord, J. W. Pledger, J. C. Mosby, Joe Sims, Preston

Q. Dyer, H. B. Combs, A. T. Morris,

Leon Wertzner, bud Wood, C. H. Booth,

J. E. Olive, J. W. R. Kennedy, Joe

Pfeiffer, A. J. Knittle, Geo. Starcke, D. H. Bell, Dr. J. E. Wilson, A. B.

Harrelson, W. S. M. Andrews; W. H. Murchison, Lee Olive, Bruno Hasler, Hugo

Kesselus, Louis Eilers, Richard T.

Brieger, duval Higgins, Albert Hoppe, W. A. Hasler, T. C. Osborn, W. E.

Maynard, O. P. Jones, J. S. U. Jones,

Hal Jones, J. H. Craft, J. B. Price, G. H. Perkins.


C. W. Hemphill, E. Burleson, John Bennight, W. E. Goodman, G. B. Miller, J. D.

Fitzwilliam, W. B. Dawson, W. A. Smith.


W. E. Jenkins, E. P. Curtis, T. P. Bishop, J. H. E. Powell, A. Burleson, Roger

Byrne, E. H. Eagleston.


Mat Zimmerhanzel, John Goertz, F. J. Stolle.

High Grove: W. H. Ingram

Cedar Creek: J. D. Alexander, J. O. Randle


E. C. Templeton.


W. O. Straus, J. W. Thomas, T. A. Moore, R. B. Wilkes, J. O. Smith, C. W. Webb,

Walter Keeble.


C. M. Rogers, J. S. McCall, Hugh Barton, J. C. Chapman, Vascomb Caldwell.

Alum Creek: J. A. Hewitt, N. E. Morris.


J. W. Westbrook, John Myers, Hartford Jenkins, W. A. Scott.


W. S. Whitworth H. B. Lee.

Red Rock: Pierce Talley, Dr. N. B. Harris.


E. C. Burgdof, W. N. Erwin, John Ebner, Dick Roe.

Hill's Prairie: T. S. LeSeur.

Pin Oak: Not represented.


Not represented.


Not represented.

We further find that on the basis of 25 votes cast for governor at the last

election, each precinct is entitled to the votes set opposite each name in the


Goodman 1, Bastrop 6, Smithville 7, Jeddo 1, Rosanky 3, High Grove 1, Cedar Creek 2,

Kenton 1, Elgin 7, McDuff 1, Pin Oak 1, Alum Creek 2, McDade 4, Watterson 1,

Red Rock 2, Paige 2, Hills Prairie 1, Upton 1. Total, 44. Respectfully submitted, C. M. ROGERS,

Chairman of Committee. THOS. H. PARKS, Sec. Com.

After the report of the Committee on credentials was adopted a motion by E. P. Curtis was

duly seconded and carried, that a committee of eight, consisting of three

Colquitt men, three Campbell men, one Bell man and one Brooks man be appointed

to select delegates to represent Bastrop county in the State convention to be

held at Dallas the 14th of August, and in the Judicial, Congressional and

Senatorial conventions.

The following were appointed a committee on delegates: E. P. Curtis, T. A. Moore,

Pierce Talley, Walter Murchison, Lem Hewitt, Paul D. Page, J. S. Jones and W.

N. Erwin.

The following report of this committee was read and adopted: To the Hon. C. W. Webb, President of

Convention: We, your committee, to select delegates from Bastrop county to the

different conventions, recommend that E. P. Curtis, W. H. Murchison, C. W. Webb

and J. B. Price be selected as delegates to the state convention to be held at

Dallas, on August the 14th, 1906, to represent Bastrop county on the floor of

the State Convention, and that J. H. Craft, W. H. Rivers, T. A. Moore, W. N.

Erwin, Ed. Eggleston, W. L. Moore, S. L. Staples, R. Byrne, W. M. Cobb, A.

Burleson, Ed. Maynard, M. P. Talley, J. W. Westbrook, Paul D. Page, J. S.

Jones, be selected as associate delegates to have their prorata of votes in all

the caucus deliberations of said delegation in proportion to vote cast for the

several candidates for governor at primary election held July 28,k 1906, in

Bastrop county, Texas.

To other conventions we recommend selections as follows:

Supreme Judicial: B. D. Orgain, J. H. Miley, W. E. Maynard, Chas. Webb, E. P. Curtis,

C. L. Staples, Max Hirsch, W. E. Orgain.

Congressional Delegation: Jack Jenkins, J. B. Price, T. C. Cain, R. Byrne, Chas. Gillaspie,

W. H. Rivers, Walter Keeble, S. S. Sayers.

Senatorial Delegation: W. E. Maynard, Walter Murchison, Jas. Keeble, Will Orgain.

Respectfully submitted, E. P. CURTIS, Chm'n. Attest, W. H. Murchison, Sec.

The following resolutions were read and adopted:


That we favor the enactment by the next legislature of a law prohibiting the

issuance of free passes, or the giving of free transportation in any form, by

the railroads within this state, except to those employed by said railroads,

and indigent poor for whom application is made by religious or charitable

organizations and to sheriffs and their regular appointed deputies: and

resolved further, that the delegates from Bastrop county to the state

convention be, and they are hereby instructed to urge the incorporation of this

demand in the platform of the State Democratic Convention. Signed, W. E. MAYNARD.

Resolved, That the Democracy of Bastrop county, Texas, in convention assembled, hereby

endorse the course of Hon. J. W. Bailey in the United States Senate, and

commend him as a faithful public servant, and instruct the nominee of the

Democratic party for the legislature in this county, to vote for him for re

election to the United States Senate. Signed, J. W. Westbrook, J. B. Price.

A motion by C. M. Rogers to adjourn was lost.

Hon. W. E. Maynard moved that all county and district officers, including

Representative, that had received a plurality vote in the primaries, be

declared the Democratic nominee. The motion carried.

The following resolution was offered by E. P. Curtis and adopted by the convention:

Resolved. That the delegates from Bastrop county to

the State Convention be and they are hereby instructed to cast the pro rata

vote for any candidate whose name has been dropped, for such remaining candidate

before the convention in proportion to the vote received by said remaining

candidates in the primary election in Bastrop county.

No other business being before the convention, it adjourned.

Respectfully submitted. HARTFORD JENKINS, Sec'ty.


Table showing number of votes each candidate received at each voting box in Bastrop

County, Texas, at the Democratic Primary Election, held July 28th, 1906:


PECINCTS. Bastrop, Goodman, Smithville, Jeddo, Rosanky, High Grove, Cedar Creek,

Kenton, Elgin, McDuff, Live Oak Grove, Alum Creek, McDade Watterson, Red Rock, Paige,

Hill's Prairie, Upton, Total, Plurally, Majority:


J. W. Bailey 207.27.301.


T. M. Campbell

O.B. Colquitt

M.M. Brooks

C.K. Bell


A.B. Davidson

F.F. Hill


Robert V. Davidson 209.26.312.


J.W. Stephens 209.26.315.


E. Gilbert

John J. Terrell


Dan W. Phillips

T.S. Garrison

Sam Sparks


R.B. Cousins 214.27.310.


L.J. Storey

Wm. D. Williams


R.R. Gaines 210.26.306.


Robert A. John

Jon N. Henderson


H.C. Fisher 209.28.310.


Albert S. Burleson 222.28.317.


Wm. O. Bowers

Q.U. Watson


J.P. Buchanan 219.28.319.


J.R. Kubena



Roger Byrne

Will E. Orgain


Dyer Moore

Paul D. Page


Jack Jenkins



Thos. H. Parks 215.28.326.


L.P. Gatlin

H. Grimes


Woody Townsend 122.27.327.


G.W. Davis 200.28.324.


J.H. Jones 129.26.315.

L. Heilgbrodt


C. Chalmers 217.28.330.


Sam Higgins

C. L. Moncure


J.B. Price 218.26.324.

Precinct Officers.

County commissioner, Precinct 1.


J. A. Kohler 213

Live Oak Grove: Kohler 18

Alum Creek: Kohler 59


Kohler 124

Kohler's total vote, 414.

County commissioner, Precinct 2,


F. H. Tally 237, J. T. McDonald 90

Jeddo: Tally

18, McDonald 11


Tally 19, McDonald 66


Tally 21, McDonald 25

Red Rock: Tally 81, McDonald 32


Tally 3, McEonald 13

Tally's majority, 142.

County Commissioner, Precinct 3.


Ira A. Wright 11, B. P. Simmons 8, Ed. Kelly 9

High Grove: Wright 26, Simmons 19, Kelly 13

Cedar Creek: Wright 41, Simmons 13, Kelly 5


Wright 12, Simmons 10, Kelly 1

Hill's Prairie: Wright 16, Simmons 2, Kelly 5

Wright's majority, 21.

County Commissioner, Precinct 4.


J. W. Jackson 233, J. W. Thomas 111


Jackson 39, Thomas 16


Jackson 159, Thomas 19

Jackson's majority, 285

Justice of the peace, Precinct 1.


J. N. Jenkins 211


Jenkins 28

Hill's Prairie: Jenkins 24


total vote, 263

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2.


W. L. Moore 320


Moore 29


Moore 85


Moore 19

Mooer's total vote, 453.

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3.

High Grove: J. D. Alexander 55

Cedar Creek: Alexander 50


Alexander 22


total vote, 127.

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4.


Chas. Gillespie 330


Gillespie 54

Gillespie's total vote, 384.

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 5.

Live Oak Grove: Perry Winston 18

Alum Creek: Winston 59

Winston's total vote, 77.

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 6.


C. W. Cleghorn 89, Geo. Milton 83

Cleghorn's majority, 6.

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 7.


J. H. Nyegaard 45

Red Rock: Nyegaard 108

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 8.


Ed. C. Burgdorf 118

Constable, Precinct 1.


Gus Wallace 211


Wallace 26

Hill's Prairie: Wallace 24

Wallace's total vote, 261.

Constable, Precinct 2.


O. B. Smith 304


Smith 26


Smith 85


Smith 18

Smith's total vote, 433.

Constable, Precinct 3.

High Frove:

J. A. Brown 28, S. P. Guy 27, Lee Yoast 2

Cedar Creek: Brown 35, Guy 18, Yoast 6


Brown 32, Guy 1, Yoast 0

Brown's majority, 31.

Constable, Precinct 4


Glen Jackson 192, John Sowell 150


Jackson 41, Sowell 13

Jackson's majority, 70.

Constable, Precinct 5.

Live Oak Grove: S. D. Gilbert 18

Alum Creek: Gilbert 58

Constable, Precinct 6.


W. A. Scott 179

Constable, Precinct 7.


J. B. Watson 42

Red Rock: Watson 106

Watson's total vote, 148.

Constable, Precinct 8.


Dick Roe 92

Public Weigher, Precinct 4.


A. H. Carter 207, W. L. Martin 120


Carter 16, Martin 37

Carter's majority, 66.

Public Weigher, Precinct 7.


J. W. harper 19, P. W. Harris 25

Red Rock: Harper 68, Harris 38

Harper's majority, 24.


Reilhofer's Tyrolean Yodlers, a quartet of first class artists, opened a five night's

engagement last night at Scholtz' garden before a large and delighted

audience. This quartet came here highly

recommended and those who witnessed their initial performance last night were

more than amply repaid and will no doubt be present at the subsequent

performances. This quartette is

composed of Mr. And Mrs. Franz Reilhofer and Mises Anna and Katye Kirschmeyer,

each of whom is a first class artist in his or her line.

Alpine yodling is a peculiar style of warbling with which mountaineers of the Tyrol,

the Swiss and the Bavarian Alps sing their songs. Each verse of the songs they sing is

finished with "yodling," but always without words.

A difficult task, indeed it is to learn to yodle as the mountaineers of

Switzerland do it unless the talent is inbred, as the sound comes entirely from

the throat.-Anstin Statesman.

The Tyrolean Yodlers will appear at the opera house here Tuesday night, August 14.