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July 1879

Source:  Burnet Bulletin, 1 July 1879
transcribed by JoAnn Myers, 29 June 2008

A few days since Sheriff Bozarth received a letter stating that Jiles Mackey, charged with killing Ben Irvin in 1876, was in jail in Montague County, Texas.  Mr. B. forwarded a capias to the sheriff of that county and will go soon in person and take him in charge.  Nothing More.

Lampasas Dots.

A real Chinaman is among the visitors here.

John A. Huling & Co., are preparing to build a large store house.

Farmers report rain nearly all over the county and any crops are looking prosperous.

Our jail is now unoccupied, because it is unsafe to confine prisoners in it.

Visitors are coming in rapidly.  Nearly one hundred persons bathed at the Hannah Springs one day last week.

Every body thinks the coming Fair will be a success.
Georgetown Locals.

Farmers from different sections report crop prospects more promising since the last rain.

This county is blessed with 2158 children between the ages of 8 and 14, and the Free School fund will be about $8,000.

B. E. Crietzberg has resigned the office of County Attorney, and George Glasscock, by a unanimous vote of the County Commissioners, was appointed to fill out the unexpired term.

Two young men living at Round Rock have just paid fines for refusing to work on the road.  One paid $38 and the other $21.

A reporter of the Houston Telegram, has ascertained that a majority of the leading citizens of that city condemn the action of the Governor in commuting the sentences of Coward and Fields.

On Tuesday morning last, 24th of June, at his home near Strickling, Mr. O. B. Prentice.  He has been a resident of our county a number of years and was quite aged.  His death was very sudden, only being sick for a few hours.  He was very weak, caused by being so old.  He was buried the next day, and his remains were followed to the grave by a number of relatives and friends.

A well-to-do McLennan county rancher came into Waco the other day in search of a wife, and heard of an amiable lady, Mrs. Nancy Wade.  He procured an introduction to her at _____ o'clock, and at 4 they were married.
A. Learmont, while attempting to separate two drunken men in Houston a few nights ago, was fatally shot.

A little fire in Austin the other night consumed one building.  Dammage $300.
Elder Hansbrough preached two very interesting sermons at the church last Sunday and Monday nights.

Robert Johnson,  who has been very sick, we are glad to learn is so far recovered as to walk about his room.
Hon. A. W. Terrell will accept our thanks for sundry favors of late papers and printed proceeding of the Legislature.

Mr. A. M. Ramsey, of the Lone Star Nurseries, was in town yesterday, and paid his respects to the Bulletin's Office.
Mr. J. C. Hill called on us yesterday to renew his subscription to the Bulletin.  Everybody else come and do likewise.

Mr. R. W. Hoover,  of Hoover's Valley, thinks his farm will yield two thousand bushels of corn.  He says cotton is looking remarkable fine.
Quite a number from the country were in attendance at the Musical Convention in our city on Friday and Saturday last.  It was a very enjoyable entertainment.

Minnie May paid our office a visit last week.  She is a bright-eyed little maiden and smart as she can be.  We don't wonder at her writing such pretty letters for the "Youth Department."
Judge J. A. Abney and Mr. Wallace Greenwood of Lampasas, called at our office on Saturday last.  They were in attendance on the Musical Convention at this place, and expressed themselves as highly pleased with the exercises.

Removal to Dr. Westfall's Old Stand.
I will be pleased to see all my old customers and those wishing to buy saddles and harness, at my new stand, where I will continue the business.  Besure and give me a call.  W. Williamson.
The young gentlemen of our city, we learn, are going to have a social and dancing party at Breazeale's Hall on next Friday night, the Fourth.  A general invitation is extended to all to be present.  Young men, don't be idle, but stir yourself, and if you have no sweetheart, go bring some body else's to the party, as the Fourth of July comes but once a year.  Come right along and have a good time.



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