News Tidbits
 1874

Source:  Burnet Bulletin, 1874
transcribed by JoAnn Myers


7 March 1874
- Abney, Jno A.
    
Professional Card.
7 March 1874

- Atkinson, Joe
    
Blacksmith ad
7 March 1874
- Barton, Decatur
    
Stock Brand notice
7 March 1874

- Blackburn, W. A.  - Attorney at Law, professional card. Practice in all of the Courts of this Judicial District. Attention given to the collection of debts and to Land Claims general.
7 March 1874

- Covington, Sam W.
    
Stock Brand notice
7 March 1874

- Harrell, Jacob M.
    
Estray notice
7 March 1874

- Johnson & Hammond

Motley, J. T.

Professional card. General Land and Collecting Agency. Prof. J. T. Motley having associated himself with this office as Surveyor and Draftsman, will give strict attention to running new lines, retracing old lines, establishing corners, and furnishing Plats and Sketches. Guaranteed.
7 March 1874

- Knight, James

   
Classified ad. I wish to sell or trade for cattle my stock of goods at Mormon Mills, Burnet County, Texas. Any one wishing to establish a good Business, can succeed at this place if he will pay proper attention to business. Only cause for wishing to sell--too many irons in the fire. Call on or address me at Mormon Mills, Burnet County, Texas. James Knight

7 March 1874

- Liggett, Branson -

A private letter to a gentleman of our town, brings the sad intelligence of the instant death of Mr. Branson Liggett, by the accidental discharge of his own pistol, at Mr. Gooch's ranch, about two miles from Ft. Mason. Mr. Liggett was from Hardy County, West Virginia, and was a young man of estimable qualities. His untimely death is deeply mourned by his devoted friends, who reside in this county, and his parents and relatives in West Virginia will be inconsolable because of his so sudden removal from time to eternity. His remains were interred at Ft. Mason, on the 24th ultimo.
7 March 1874

- McFarland, Dr. G. J. - Professional card. Offers his services to the citizens of Burnet county in all matters pertaining to his profession. Office at Haynie's Store

- Moore, W. J. - Gun and Locksmith and Clock Repairer ad

- Nevitt, J. B. - estray notice

- Newton, Thomas J. - estray notice


7 March 1874

- Quinn, J. K. - Family Groceries ad. Coffee, sugar, tea, salt, chewing and smoking tobacco. Havana and American Cigars, fine old bourbon, Tinware and Stoves of every cast.
7 March 1874

- Rice, M. L. - estray notice

- Turner, T. A. - estray notice

7 March 1874
- Voland, Henry - Boot and shoemaker ad. A good assortment of material always on hand. Repairing done with neatness and dispatch.



7 March 1874

- Watson, L. J. - Store ad. Staple and fancy dry goods, ladies dress goods, gents furnishing goods, ready made clothing, boots, shoes and hat; furniture of all kinds; choice family groceries; hardware, queensware, woodware, etc.; the most popular novels and miscellaneous books, which we sell at publishers prices. Terms-positively cash.
7 March 1874
- Wilkins, W. B. - Estray notice
7 March 1874

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14 March 1874
- Burnet Square

We respectfully call the attention of the County Court to the condition of the Public Square. The trees, which add so much to its beauty and comfort, will in a very short time be killed outright, by means of horses hitched to them. If the Square cannot be enclosed now, a load of Stone deposited around each tree will to some extent preserve them from destruction. It is hoped that the custodians of the public property will do what they can to preserve it from entire destruction. Let it be done at once.



14 March 1874

- Coffee, M. E.

The post office will be closed at 7 pm and opened for distribution of the mail at 8 pm on Wednesday and Saturday evenings. By order of M. E. Coffee, postmaster.

- John Davis of Hoover's Valley is the authorized agent for the Bulletin. All orders through him will be promptly filled.

- Wm. Haynie traveling agent for the Bulletin. All orders through him will be promptly attended to. He is authorized to received and receipt for any monies for the Bulletin.
14 March 1874
- Knight, James

See the announcement of James Knight in this issue. The Mormon Mill settlement is one of the best in this country for a store. Our stockmen should see this notice. Mr. K. offers to take cattle.


14 March 1874

- Lodge, Burnet

I.O.O.F. Burnet Lodge meets every Friday night at the Masonic Building. E. Sampson, N.G.; Swift Ogle, V.G.; T. E. Hammond, Secretary; J. W. Taylor, Treasurer; A. G. Foster, R.S.N.G.; A.S. Gootee, L.S.N.G.; Geo. Whitaker, R.S.V.G.; C.B. Taylor, L.S.V.G.; J.C. Carson, I.S.G.
14 March 1874
- Medical Board

The Medical Examining Board of Burnet County will meet in the town of Burnet the first Tuesday in April 1874. All persons engaged in the practice of Medicine in any of its brfanches, who have not been regularly engaged in the business five consecutive years in this county, will present themselves for examination. John McSween, M.D., Pres't B'rd.; W. H. Pearson, M.D. Secretary

14 March 1874

- Methodist Episcopal Church

The second Quarterly Meeting of the Burnet Mission, Methodist Episcopal Church South, will be held at the town of Burnet the 21st and 22nd of March, 1874. W.K.D. Stockton, P.E. and N.A. Duckett, P.C.





14 March 1874
- Nevitt, J. B.

Estray horse reported by J. B. Nevitt, J.P. Precinct No. 3, Burnet County, on the 2nd day of March 1874 one motly or flea bitten horse, about 14 years old, about 14 hands high, a dim brand on left shoulder not intelligible. Said horse was taken up near Wade Black's on Oatmeal Creek.

14 March 1874


- Pitzer, Rufus

We welcome in our midst Mr. Rufus Pitzer, of Botteourt Co., Va., who comes to settle permanently amongst us. His attention is turned to the cattle business. From our own knowledge of him through many years, we are justified in saying, that a more energetic, reliable and worthy gentleman never emigrated from the Old Dominion. We wish him abundant success in his undertakings.
14 March 1874
- Ponies  - Several droves of ponies have passed through town the past week enroute for the hunting grounds. We hear of some trades being made in the stock line for future deliveries. The business in stock is re-opening in our section.
14 March 1874

- Prince, H. F. - Proprietor, Travler's Home. Mr. Prince has recently refitted and refurbished the old hotel building where guests will find ample accommodations. Livery stable convenient.

14 March 1874
- Rice, M. L. - Estray taken up by M. L. Rice, and estrayed before A. M. Pharris, Justice of the Peace of Precinct No. 5, B. C. one bay Horse about 14 hands high, 8 or 9 years old, branded M C on left shoulder and valued at 45.
14 March 1874

- Temperance - The United Friends Of Temperance Meet Every Sunday Evening At The Church Building At 2 Pm.

14 March 1874
- Turner, T. A. -

Estray taken up by T. A. Turner, and estrayed before E. Sampson, J.,P., Precinct No. 1, Burnet County, one bay horse about 15 hands high, 8 or 9 years old branded thus <R, on the left shoulder, valued at $60.

Also one dark bay or brown Horse about 14 1/2 hands high, 8 or 9 years old with spanish brand on left thigh, valued at $45.

14 March 1874

- Washing clothes

Valuable recipe. Take one pound of sal soda and a half pound of unslacked lime; put them in a gallon of water and boil twenty minutes; let it stand til cold; then draw off and put in a strong jug or jar. Soak your clothes overnight, then wring them out and put on plenty of soap, and with one boiler of clothes, well covered with water, add one teaspoonful of the fluid. Boil half an hour briskly, then wash well through one-suds and rinse through one water, and your clothes will look better than the old way of washing twice before boiling. This is an invaluable receipe, and every tired woman should try it. With a patent wash tub to do the rubbing, the washer woman might vompose herself on the lounge and let the washing do itself.

14 March 1874

- Whitaker, Geo. - Partner wanted. Business increasing to such an extent that we offer great inducements to any man of moderate means, that is willing to work either as Associate Editor and publisher of this paper, or to take a partnership in a good law practice or we will sell one-half interest in the paper. Apply at this office by letter to Geo. Whitaker, Attorney at Law, Burnet Texas.
14 March 1874





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21 March 1874


- Married
. Hoover-Oden--At the residence of the bride's father, Mr. P. E. Oden, on the 16th, inst., by the Rev. Isaac Hoover, Mr. I. L. Hoover, to Miss Rosana Oden, all of Burnet County.

21 March 1874

Horse Thieves Captured.
21 March 1874

- I.O.O.F The Burnet Lodge
meets every Friday night at the Masonic building.

E. Sampson, N.G.; T.E. Hammond, Secretary; J. W. Taylor, Treasurer; A. G. Foster, R.S.N.G.; A.S. Gootee, L.S.N.G; Geo. Whitaker, R.S.V.C.; C. B. Taylor, L.S.V.G.; J. C. Carson, I.S.G.

 21 March 1874


- Carter, Geo. W. - Estray taken up by Geo. W. Carter and estrayed before W. N. Hays, Justice of the Peace for Precince 4, one dark bay horse, 9 years old, 14 1/2 hands high, saddle and harness horse, one large ankle, caused by gravel, branded on left shoulder JH C, the two first connected, valued at $ 25.


21 March 1874
- Curry, Capt. D. P. -
     will please accept our thanks for the able manner in which he conducted our paper for us, during our absence last week in Austin. We were fully aware of the fine legal ability of Capt. Curry as a lawyer, and are beginning to suspect now that he has occupied the editor's chair before. With the assistance of this gentleman, which we expect to secure on all possible occasions, the Bulletin is destined to be a success.
21 March 1874

Dance, Prof. F. M. -
     We regret very much to learn that Prof. Dance has been solicited to leave our town. He is an accomplished Pensman, and has given entire satisfaction to his patrons. We bespeak for him a liberal patronage where ere he may go. Our neighboring schools would do well to secure him to teach, as his labor is worthy of his hire.


21 March 1874
- Gardner, J. L.
    
We noticed a few days since, our friend J. L. Gardner, who has just arrived back to our place, at work in the rear of our office, and we through curiousity, as well as to keep with the times, proceeded to the aforesaid place, and we found upon examination, a fine skiff in progress. We don't like to be too inquisitive, but we suppose there is soon to be a fishing party to proceed to the Colorado, and spend a few days in that neighborhood.
21 March 1874

- Glimp, Thomas
    
Estray taken up by Thomas Glimp and estrayed before E. Sampson, J. P. Precinct #1, one red and white Pied Ox, nine or ten years old, points of horns sawed off, branded LB, marked crop and underbit in the left ear and crop off the right. Valued at $15.

21 March 1874
- Harvey, John
    
"As Iron sharpneth Iron, so does the countenance of a man his friends." We had the pleasure of meeting in our office this morning our old esteemed friend, Mr. John Harvey, now living in Salado. Mr. H, was formerly surveyor of this county, for many years. The old gentleman is in fine health, and speaks in glowing terms of the town of Salado, and its fine schools. Yet they lack one thing, a good live newspaper. Mr. Harvey pays a high compliment to the Bulletin for the bold stand we have taken, in opposing any dismemberment of this county on the north side. Mr. H. was one of the founders of this county.
21 March 1874

- Maltby, Capt Jeff. -
     We notice a petition with about 40 signers to it already, going round for the purpose of receiving signatures, asking the Govner to appoint Capt Jeff Maltby, Senior Captain of the Frontier forces when organized. The Captain would certainly be the right man in the right place. In the above position, Capt Maltby has always been a staunch defender of the frontier,; he possesses bravery, caution and the physical power to stand the hardships of frontier life. Besides this, he is well acquainted with the fromtier from Red River to the Rio Grande, and knows the Indian character in every treacherous move, from his youth up. We feel confident that Jeff will do good service in this sphere.
21 March 1874
4 April 1874
- Horse Thieves - Horse thieves about. Several heads of horses were stolen in this place on the night of the 1st inst. The thieves are supposed to be making their way to Arizona or New Mexico. The loss falls heavy upon hard working industrious men and we feel sorry for them.

4 April 1874


- Magill, Wm. H. - Is appointed committeeman for the purpose of collecting any and all information that can be procured for the purpose of having as many of the Old Veterans to meet at Houston in May next. ÉThe old veteran must die, but the memory of San Jacinto, Alamo and Goliad is so riveted upon the escutchment of our noble State that those heroes that took part in the scenes enacted there can never be forgotten.
4 April 1874
- Sampson, Judge -
     Our thanks are due to Judge Sampson for a bunch of the finest radishes we have ever remembered seeing at t his season of the year. The judge not only displays horticultural talent in the success of his garden, but also shows a remarkable degree of perception in guessing at an editor's taste.
4 April 1874





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11 April 1874
- Court House

Court House Burnt April 10th. Just on going to press we have to make room for the report of the burning of the Court House in Burnet. District Court closed Friday evening the 10th about __ p.m. Betwixt 12 and 1 o'clock in the night the Court house was discovered to be in flames. Before leaving that night the clerk took out a greater part of all books and valuable papers. He informs us that there was very few books or papers but what can be supplied with little expenses. Full particulares in next issue.

11 April 1874



- Jordan, Mr.

Mr. Jordan's stable containing a very valuable horse was burnt on the 10th inst. About noon. Near the stable was a thresher, impliments, hay, etc. all consumed. The fire was so fierce, that even the horse valued at $500 could not be taken out. The fire is supposed to have occurred by accident.

11 April 1874
2 May 1874
- Assault Charged. Jas. Wright, Jas. Stevens, and Isan Wyatt were examined before Justice Stewart on last Monday, charged with assaulting with intent to murder Wm. Bartlet in this county. They were required to give bond in the sum of $500 each, in default of which they were committed to jail.

2 May 1874





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10 October 1874

- School Open.
The public schools opened last Monday with 74 scholars, which number has been gradually increasing all week. Rev. Mr. Rose occupies the position of principal and S. L. McFarland assistant teacher.
10 Oct 1874




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