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1 March 1900

Source:  Burnet Bulletin, 1 March 1900
transcribed by JoAnn Myers, 6 July 2008

Burnet Markets
Corrected every Wednesday morning by W. M. Ross.  There will of course be some variations between corrections.
Cotton, middling, 7 cts
Corn, 22 to 30
Oats, $5, 50
Wheat, 60
Eggs, 5
Bacon, 8 1-8 to 10
Wool, (last sale), 5
Butter, 15 to 20
Hides, dry Flint, 7 to 8c
Furs, 10 to 15 cents, coons and foxes

Distressing Event
J. E. Sudduth
New Dental Rooms
Dr. Simcock announced to the citizens of Burnet and surrounding country that he is now in his new comfortable rooms over Escavaille's store, lately occupied by Blackburn and Hammond, where he is prepared to do all Dental work in the highest style of the profession.  Come at once and experience how Dentistry is robbed of its pangs.
     Respectfully, Dr. F. M. Simcock           

The young people of the Baptist church "pounded" their excellent pastor, Rev. J. E. Bell and family, last Thrusday night, with a generous assortment of the needful things of this life.  "Blest be the tie that binds, etc."
Cadet Melvin Dalton came in from Llano Military Institute Saturday on a visit.

John Rountree, candidate for Sheriff and W. L. Romans, candidate for Commissioner of the Burnet precinct were in town Saturday, circulating among the voters.
While in Burnet, Mrs. Helen M. Stoddard, President of the W. C. T. U. of Texas, was the guest of Mrs. Mattie Rawlings.

The Baptist Sunday School had a picnic at Magill's Grove on Washington's birthday.
Mr. Jno. M. Wallace of Castile, Mason county passed through Burnet last Saturday, from a visit to h is daughter at Marble Falls.  He is still pretty hearty, though 65 years old and will attend the Confederate Reunion at Marble Falls next summer, where he will re-enact his usual custom of sleeping with his shoes on to to remind him of the unleavened bivouacs...

Mr. J. C. Greer informs us of a fearful accident that happened near Joppa on Monday last about 12 m. one Ben Hendricks, working for J. E. Landon, went into the stable, and in driving one of the horses, kicket it.  As he did so, his foot caught in the traces, the horse dashed out into the lot and dragged him six hundred yards through brush and trees.  When found he was horribly mangled and unconcious and it is believed there is no hope for him.  He was a young man about 20 years old.
Mr. C. P. Warner gives us the news that young Rufus Yeary's mule jumped a fence with him, and fell upon his rider, severely wounding him.  It is thought he is getting all right.

An English agent was in Burnet Tuesday, buying horses for the South African war.  Some 12 or 15 head were sold by dinner, in price ranging from $25 to 40 dollars.  A large crowd was in town.


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