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5 July 1923

Source:  Burnet Bulletin, 5 July 1923
transcribed by JoAnn Myers, Feb 2009

The Passing of Grandmother O'Hair

Alexander LaForge Dead

Ruby Baker Dead

Registered Hereford Cows For Sale
Several head of polled and horned Registered Hereford Cows for sale.  See or write me if interested.  Jno. S. Guthrie, Burnet, Texas

Mrs. Jas. O'Donnell and children have returned from a visit with relatives in Llano.

Sell your property by my quick and easy method:  it brings cash buyers.  Send for particulars.  Harry H. Galloway.
About all the business houses in town were closed July 4th, and the day spent by the people in various recreations.

Texaco Gasoline gives you most miles per gallon.  Try it.  Michel Meager
Dr. G. W. LaForge and his son Audrey were here from Breckenridge to attend the funeral of Mr. A. LaForge at the Mt. Zion Cemetery Monday.

TO TRADE:  Some cattle for sheep.  Mrs. J. N. Benton, Lake Victor, Texas.  Rural Telephone.
Miss Margaret Moore from Ft. Worth is visiting friends in Burnet.  Miss Margaret in days gone by was one of Burnet's sweetest girls, and all are delighted to see her again.

Call here for picnic lunches --get your meat and bread sliced.  L. Fisher & Son
Mrs. W. H. Hill has returned from pleasant visits with relatives at Oakalla, Coleman and Cross Plains.  She reports lots of grasshoppers in the West.

We have wall paper in stock.  L & K. Hardware Co.
G. W. Asherbranner returned Monday from Corpus Christi and other points in South Texas, where he had been rusticating for the past six weeks.  We are glad to that his health is considerably improved.

For Quality Tires, buy Fisk.  Michel & Meager
Mr. and Mrs. Dotson Corder have had as guests for several days Mrs. C's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Addison her sister, Miss Mary, and brother, Alwyn, all from Caldwell, Texas.

All kinds of Fishing Tackle.  Churchill Hdwe. Store.
Mrs. Luke Hearn and Mrs. Bunk Gibbs Monday night treated the young people of the town to one of the most enjoyable parties of the season, given in honor of their kinsman, Melton Pegues, who was visiting them from the State University at Austin.  To make the evening's enjoyment complete, at the proper hour the most delicious refreshments were served.

LOST OR STOLEN -- Red, motley faced muley bull--three years old, branded TE connected on right hip.  Last seen in Cloud pasture one mile East of Burnet.

From the Burnet Bulletin 21 Years Ago [1902]

- 87 wolf scalps were filed with Commissioners Court last year.

- Little Miss Hattie Belle Dennis visited in Lampasas last week and reports a flying ride on
Messrs. Barnes & Higdon's automobile.

- The Burnet Photographer, Geo. H. Cox, and children, accompanied by Mr. Ray Wingren left last Friday for West Virginia, to be gone several months.  The best wishes of the Bulletin follow them.

- The Board of Examiners, composed of Profs. Hargon  and  Stanley and Mr. J. M. Taylor, was in session Friday and Saturday.  Those in Burnet who received certificates, were Miss Lois Cook and W. L. Chamberlain.

- Judge Harrell, Dayton Moses, Lum Pearson, 
and Warren Galloway are in Austin, mixing in the locked Judicial Convention.  Perhaps other delegates from this place are attending but we failed to get their names.

- Senator Joseph W. Bailey of Texas, choked Senator Beverage of Indiana, after the Senate adjourned Monday because the latter refused to withdraw an offensive remark made concerning Mr. Bailey.  Senator Bailey was pulled loose from Mr. Beverage before any hurt was inflicted.

- Mr. J. W. Tate, who lives nine miles west of Marble Falls, has recently lost several head of cattle from fever.  They droop, quit eating, get high fever, mostly in the legs, and die, usually within two days of the time symptoms show.  Mr. Tate is inclined to the opinion that ticks are the cause, and he is much alarmed and at a loss what to do for them.


- Almost the entire community attended the free barbecue and rodeo, at Florence last Tuesday.  Quite a number stayed for the play that night.

- Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Morris took their baby to Temple one day last week for special medical attention.  It is still in a dangerous condition.

- Miss Mary Sue Collins from Coleman is a guest of her brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Collins.

J. B.G. Jones of Burnet is here to open his butcher shop, for which he has our gratitude.

- W. C. Dillingham made a business trip to Lampasas Friday.

- Little Billie West, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl West,  has been seriously ill for the past week.  They have a trained nurse, Mrs. Smalley, from Bertram, to care for him.  We are glad to report that he is beginning to improve.

- Mr. and Mrs. Bud Elder spent Friday with Mr. and Mrs. Lee Patterson.

Mr. and Mrs. H. J. McGuire
and Miss Rose and Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Dillingham visited at the home of Snow Skaggs Thursday night.

- Mrs. E. L. Eaves has had as a guest her sister, Mrs. Winnie Murphy of Austin.

- Miss Juanita Horne spent Friday night and Saturday with Miss Florine Wadkins.

- A splendid rain fell here Saturday night and a light shower Sunday.  It would be hard to estimate just how much it is worth in dollars as crops were beginning to suffer and stock water was getting scarce.




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