The town plat of
Contractor Sykes made a flying trip to Wharton Saturday.
Contractor Sykes made a flying trip to Wharton Saturday.
R. G. Kuykendall, the rustler of Wilson's creek was a pleasant caller Tuesday. He was on his road to Caney, the Egypt of Southern Texas, for corn.
Sheriff Hamilton and Attorney Gaines were in the city last Tuesday, looking after their improvements, and Mr. Gaines selected some good resident property. Both signified their intentions to build residences and move their families to Bay City at once.
Hon. R. C. Duff, of Columbia, candidate for Legislature, on the Democratic ticket, gave us a pleasant call last week, and made a speech Thursday night at Hardeman. He is well qualified and if elected, will render his district valuable service, by looking well after our interests.
S. M. Wilcox, U. S. Assistant Engineer, of the U. S. Engineer's office, Galveston, was escorted down from Wharton Friday by Messrs. Reeves and Barbee. From here he was escorted by the Town Company to Matagorda. Mr. Wilcox was sent out by the Government to make a preliminary examination of the Colorado river from Wharton to the coast, with a view of making a regular survey of the river, if it appears that its importance for navigation warranted it, and the people needed protection from the raft. We believe he will recommend the survey.
Almost every day some new firm or enterprise is located in Bay City.
WANTED. Ten thousand furs, by H. E. Moore, Deming's Bridge. Top prices guaranteed.
Four wagon loads of lumber came in Tuesday from Columbia, for the Sims livery stable.
Rowold Bros. have done a fine job painting the Breeze office. They are reliable and competent.
Dan Moore and J. L. Bandy have both selected resident lots this week, for immediate improvement.
We are requested to announce that Bro. Morris will preach at Matthew's Church on next Sunday. All are cordially invited to attend.
The real estate announcement of Shirley & Co. appears in this issue of the Breeze. They are a good reliable land company and are good rustlers, and if you want to buy or sell real estate give them a call.
We are glad to call the attention of our readers to the announcement of J. J. Shirley & Co., in which they propose to have a good variety of pear trees for sale in Bay City at the proper season. It is always well to get reliable goods from reliable people.
Mr. J. J. Shirley returned from Bay City Saturday and is well pleased with the outlook. He purchased a lot on which will be immediately built an office for the real estate firm of Richardson & Shirley, they having associated with them E. C. Ray, who will take charge of the Bay City Office. Mr. Ray is a hustler and we predict a prosperous run of business. Those wanting information in regard to that country, will do well to address him. Bay City is the new capitol of Matagorda county. The lands of Matagorda are said to be very fine, but they are very remote from transportation. The Gulf Shore railroad is expected to be built through that county in less than a year. Lands are now cheap and the advent of the railroad will run prices up. It is a good general farming country. Most of the county is held in large tracts which will soon be cut up and sold in small bodies.--Alvin Sun.
J. W. Sims arrived yesterday from Columbia with a fine new livery outfit, finest in the country, and T. Y. Spencer, of Velasco, is putting in a lumber yard.
Every day direct from Matagorda, served in all styles. Will also sell in quantity to consumers for family or hotel use. The very finest oysters at rasonable rates.
C. E. YEAMANS, Bay City, Texas.
Wharton, Texas, October 16.--Mr. G. M. Magill, of the Bay City Town Company, with Messrs. Lee and Mangum, old residents of Matagorda county, have just taken sounding in a skiff from Wharton to Bay City and report three and a half, four and thirty feet, after leaving the sandbar at Wharton down to Bay City. The river is now at the ordinary low stage. The river is in fine condition for navigation, with very few snags. As Houston is the nearest market for the two cities, and as the Post has done so much for Southwest Texas, and especially for Wharton, through its able and efficient correspondent, Judge W. F. Linn, a little space for this communication is asked for Matagorda's new county seat, Bay City. J.L.C.
COMMISSIONER'S COURT PROCEEDINGS.
Commissioner's Court of Matagorda county convened in special session in Bay City on Monday, October 15, 1894.
Present, Hon. E. S. Rugeley, Sr., County Judge; Commissioners, H. H. Serril, H. W. Bowie, G. R. Brown, T. J. Poole, and Geo Austin, Clerk, comprising a full board.
Ordered by the Court that the building on the court house square at Bay City, be used as a temporary court house.
Ordered by Court, Poole objecting, that bid of L.T. Noyes, agent Diebold Safe and Lock Co., for building of a two-story brick jail be accepted, according to plans and specifications, for $8,475.
Warrant ordered for Conrad Franz, for $413 for bridge work on Hardeman slough.
Ordered by Court that county erect a modern two-story brick court house to cost not less than $25,000, nor more than $30,000, and authorized the County judge to advertise for plans, specifications and bids.
Ordered by Court that proposition of Bay City Town Company to donate $5,000 in cash, in lieu of frame court house, be accepted.
Adjourned to meet again in special session on November 1st.
STAGE LINE TO WHARTON.
C.D.S. Graham, of Alvin, requests us to announce that beginning with next Monday, he will put on a daily hack line between Bay City and Wharton, for passengers and express. Leaving Wharton after the arrival of the train from Houston, will arrive at Bay City for supper. Leaving Bay City in the morning, will arrive at Wharton in time for the east bound train to Houston. Thus allowing people to go or come from Bay City to the railroad every day. This will be a great convenience for Bay City and the traveling public. Mr. Graham has plenty of means, is a good man, has good teams, and will be sure to make his line a grand success. Now people can get from Wharton to Bay City every day.
F. E. B. Stocker, the wide awake liveryman, of Wharton, announces this week through the Breeze that he is ready at all times to furnish the traveling public conveyance to Bay City.
Bay City Breeze, October 25, 1894
social event of the season in the Capitol of Matagorda County, occurred
on last Friday night, the 25th instant, when the beauty and chivalry of
not only this county, but of our neighboring towns, congregated in Bay
City to dedicate the J. W. White drug store building with a grand ball.
The attendance was large, the music furnished by Prof. Coston and son
was delightful, the urbane Allan McNabb, as floor manager, was a grand
leader, and while, without, the weather was cold and chilly, within, the
soft strains of music, the radiant sunshine and smiles of the ladies,
the gallantry of the gents, the maizy dream of the waltz, all combined
to make the occasion one of pleasure long drawn out,
The social event of the season in the Capitol of Matagorda County, occurred on last Friday night, the 25th instant, when the beauty and chivalry of not only this county, but of our neighboring towns, congregated in Bay City to dedicate the J. W. White drug store building with a grand ball. The attendance was large, the music furnished by Prof. Coston and son was delightful, the urbane Allan McNabb, as floor manager, was a grand leader, and while, without, the weather was cold and chilly, within, the soft strains of music, the radiant sunshine and smiles of the ladies, the gallantry of the gents, the maizy dream of the waltz, all combined to make the occasion one of pleasure long drawn out,—"soft eyes looked love to eyes that spake again," and all went merry as a marriage bell, until the great orb of day dispelled the love lorn merry makers.
we are sure we did not get all the names, the crowd being so large, the
following is a partial list of the prominent people present. From
Matagorda; Mrs. Geo. Austin and family, Mr. Geo. Culver and wife, Mrs.
Nettie Hatch, Mr. W. D. Barker and wife, Misses Annie Duffy, Dora Bruce,
Blanche Inglehart, Belle Freeman, Bertha and Maggie Baxter, Messrs. W.
C. Brown, Clifton Yeamans, Harry Burkhart, Clarence Dietrich, Jno. and
Henry Sirrell, Wm. Franz, Wm. and Jesse Wallace. From El Campo; Messrs.
Last week we neglected to note that Amos Lee had bought out the interest of E. C. Ray, in the real estate firm of J. J. Shirley & Co. While Mr. Ray returned to Alvin, Mr. Lee has moved to Bay City and will push the business here, for which he is well equipped, having lived in the county for a number of years and is well acquainted with the lands of the county. He also owns some lands near the city which, he is subdividing, and offering in small tracts. We wish the new firm all manner of success.
Col. J. R. Currie arrived from Dallas Friday and accompanied by J. W. Gaines made a business trip to Brazoria forepart of the week.
A great many of our young people went down to Matagorda yesterday to attend the Moore-McCamley wedding which was followed by a grand ball.
change in the card of the Matagorda County Abstract Co. will be found in
this issue. R. C. Gaines has sold out his interest to R. H. Traylor and
Allan McNabb is now secretary.
D. Fisher, Dr. H. Carlton, Henry Hahn, Abe Beakes, Ed. Yeager and H. P.
King, leading members of El Campo's four hundred, were enjoying the ball
Friday night and, in company with Dr. Scott, gave us a pleasant call.
Mr. Abel Pierce, of Deming's Bridge, drove over Thursday and was accompanied on his return by attorney J. W. Gaines. He says a large panther has been frequently seen lately on Palacious point and that they are thinking of organizing a hunt for him.
In noting arrivals last week we overlooked the arrival of J. K. Sayers, son of our esteemed townsmen, W. E. Sayers, who arrived from Spokane, Washington, to make Bay City his future home and to assist his father in their large and rapidly growing mercantile business in Bay City. Welcome.
Up to Tuesday noon the following real estate transfers had been
filed with County Clerk Austin since the records have arrived in Bay
Davis and wife, to J. Gordon Brown, warranty deed to 703 acres of land
out of the Lawrence Rainey league, on upper Caney.
Boaz to W. Boaz, warranty deed to 320 acres out of section No. 554, G.
C. & S. F. R. R. survey, west side of river.
L. LeTulle to Irvin Rugely, quit claim deed to 25 acres out of the Wm.
Rabb league on lower Caney.
F. Neal and wife to Eugene Haralson, warranty deed to 20 acres out of
Jacob Bells league, north of Bay City.
Graves, et al, to W. C. Braman deed to undivided interest in Grand tract
No. 5, Matagorda town league.
Swickhimer to J. J. Shirley, et al, lot 1 block 77 Bay City.
Swickhimer to Sallie H. Sims, lots 9, 10, 11 and 12, block 49 Bay City.
Swickhimer to W. E. Sayers, et al, lot 14, block 78 Bay City.
Swickhimer to E. S. Rugeley, Sr., lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 block 88 Bay
Swickhimer to W. T. Kuykendall lot 17, block 75 Bay City.
Swickhimer to Fannie P. Hamilton, lot 11 block 65 Bay City.
Bay City Breeze, January 31, 1895
G. Lord and family are spending a few days on the beach.
Dr. Scott is visiting her father on lower Caney this week.
Inglehart and wife returned from a two weeks visit to friends at
H. Williams was a member of the party who went to Velasco Tuesday on
the railroad mission.
J. S. Teel, of Willis Point, sister of Druggist J. W. White, is here
on a visit for a few week.s
C. and Frank Faeckney, contractors, of Columbia, were here Monday
bidding on the bridge contract.
Steve Hill and E. J. Inglehart were up from Matagorda in attendance
upon commissioners court.
Williams, Jno. Wendell and E. H. Rowold are spending the week on the
beach, near the mouth of Caney.
A. Mathis leaves to-day for Navasota on a short business trip He will
meet his mother at Hempstead and accompany her here, where she will
spend several weeks on a visit.
J. C. Mayfield, of Alvin, and J. W. Sprowles, of Brazoria, were in the
city Tuesday. Dr. Mayfield was looking after the closing up of the
business affairs of his son, the late Herndon Mayfield, deceased.
E. Matkin, of Howell, Ark., was in Bay City Monday looking over our
county with a view of locating here. He was highly pleased with our
lands and general prospects, and he at once departed for home to
arrange matters to move here during the coming fall.
Blizarde, who was engaged in the merchantile business here a few
months last spring, returned from Keith, N. C., yesterday and says he
is coming back to his first love to stay. He does not at present know
just what he will engage in, but says stay he will, and that he is
very sorry he ever left. We welcome him back.
W. C. Carpenter and G. M. Magill left Tuesday for Velasco to confer
with the members of the Boston syndicate on a railroad west from that
place. They will be joined by several of the planters from lower
Caney, who are taking a deep interest in the proposed road. The
meeting was arranged by the citizens of Velasco and our people invited
and urged to be present.
Hagerty, of Ft. Worth, accompanied by his sister, Mrs. Fred Vogg, of
Matagorda, passed through the city Monday on their way to Ft. Worth,
where Mrs. Vogg will visit for some time at the home of her brother.
This is the first visit of Mr. Hagerty to our county for twenty-five
years, this being formerly his home. They were both delighted with Bay
City, expressing great confidence in her future.
C. Brown left Monday moring for Dallas and New Orleans, where he goes to
purchase a big stock of boots and shoes, which he will run in connection
with his saddlery establishment. Mr. Brown is a honest, sober, and
industrious young man, and by his gentlemanly conduct he has built up a
fine business and the Breeze congratulates him upon his success,
and hopes his new venture will likewise prove successful.
Bay City Breeze, August 15, 1895
second month ended on Dec. 9th. Up to that date we had enrolled 39 boys
and 49 girls—total
88. There were 307 cases of absence and 260 cases of tardiness during
the month. Corporal punishment was administered in two cases.
pupils are graded by a scale in which 10 is perfect, 9 excellent, 8
good, 7 fair and any grade below 7 is considered poor.
who reach a general average for the month of 9 or over, in both lessons
and conduct, have their names placed upon the roll of honor for that
month. Honorable mention is made of all who average 9 or over in
conduct but fall below that high average in lesson.
pupils are endowed with brighter minds than others; some have had better
school advantages than others; some have more time to study at home than
others; and some have better assistance in home study than others.
Hence, it may not be possible for all to get on the roll of honor. But
every one can behave properly and thereby win the honorable mention for
good conduct. We hope that all parents will urge their children to
strive for this honorable distinction.
making out the roll of honor, the names are grouped by grades, and the
one making the highest average in each grade heads the list of that
grade, and the next highest is placed second and so on; the lowest being
ROLL OF HONOR—2
E. Florence Baxter, Lou Wallace, Lila Franz, John Greene, Edna Moore,
Estelle Ladd, Alice Rugeley, Frank Shannon, Florence Applegate, James
Gaines, Maud Hill, W. L. McCamly, Fanny Johnson.
F. Omega Baxter, Lillian Ladd, Ollif Turner, Mellie Sims, Pinkie
McIntosh, Simon Johnson, Mabel Williams, Bertie Hill, Tenie Wallace,
Myrtle Franz, Martha Lee.
C. Ernest Bond, Minnie Hull, Emma Lee, Nettie Hull, Stanley Gillett,
Oliver Franz, Matt Johnson, Joe Treat, Sarah Hicks, Nettie Elliott,
Annie McIntosh, Fred Gillett.
B. Willie Melliourne, Daisy Fisher, Jimmy Hicks, May Ladd, Maggie Lee,
Jay Applegate, Jeff Mangum, Oliver Wallace, Lewis McIntosh, Grover
Moore, Ed. Lee, Elmo Lee.
A. Walter Gillet, Annie Hamilton, Florence Lee, Edna Hull, Eula Sims,
Martha Turner, Susie Hill, Katie Gillett, Walter Baxter, Stanley Lee,
Allen Stokes, Archie Franz, Emma Franz, Grover Mangum, Willie Wofford,
Hallie Lee, Robt. Baker, Olivia Franz, Olga Benedict, Philip Watkins,
George McIntosh, Jane Galbraith, Effie Wofford.
the auspices of the literary department of the Epworth League, Miss Ladd
and Mrs. W. C. Carpenter are preparing a splendid musical and literary
entertainment to be given in the school house on next Wednesday night,
Dec. 25th. A small admission fee of 35 cents will be charged for adults
and 10 cents for children, net proceeds to go to the Epworth League in
order to procure some new song books. The entertainment promises to be a
rare treat. Following is the programe:
by the band—"Corn
Flower Waltz." Misses Ladd, Applegate, Moody and W. C. Brown.
Star." Miss Ladd, May Ladd. Tableau.
Bells." Misses Ladd and Applegate.
Twenty little boys. Tableau.
solo. Miss Baxter.
Dream is O'er." Misses Moody and Ladd.
the Novice." Misses Elouise Moody, Anna and Shirley Rugeley, Ollie
and Annie Lords, Mabel Ladd, Lida Franz, Mrs. R. A. Mathis and W. L.
Chorus." By all the performers.
Miss Estelle Ladd.
the Waves." Misses Moody, Ladd, Applegate and W. C. Brown.
Mrs. Jno. W. White.
Where The Lillies Bloom." Misses Ladd, Moody, Judge Carpenter and J.
duet. Misses Ladd and Applegate.
Studio." Tableaux. Pictures, Annie Hamilton, May Ladd, Mabel Ladd,
Elouise Moody, Edgar Bramlett, W. L. McCamly.
Hat and Feather." Lillian Ladd.
music. Misses Ladd, Moody, Applegate and W. C. Brown
Warning." Tableau. Misses Anna Rugeley, Ladd and L. J. Gartrell.
of Paradise." Tableau. Misses Anna, Shirley and Alice Rugeley, Lida
Franz, Mabel and Estelle Ladd, Florence Applegate, Maud Hill, Mesdames W.
C. Carpenter and R. A. Mathis. "Sleeping Girl," Elouise Moody.
Judge Carpenter and Miss Ladd.
you be my Sweetheart," Florence Baxter. Answer, Mellie Sims.
"Night and morning." Tableau. Miss Ladd, Mrs. Carpenter, May Ladd, Eula Sims.
Bay City Breeze, December 19, 1895
T. J. Hamilton attended Masonic Lodge at Demings Bridge Saturday.
T. J. Hamilton attended Masonic Lodge at Demings Bridge Saturday.
Kuykendall, of Ashby, was admiring the new court house Tuesday.
H. Huffaker, came up last week from Matagorda to work on the court
Ada Keithly, of Willow Springs, Mo., arrived last week to visit her
sister, Mrs. N. H. Rowlett.
A. H. Pierce was in town Tuesday and Wednesday looking after his
extensive interests in this county.
McReynolds, of the K. O. Ranch was in the city a short while yesterday
looking after their large interests.
B. Culver, of Matagorda, was in town fore part of week and bought W. C.
Williams' cattle at good figures.
Beckelhymer, a contractor from Corpus Christi, accompanied by his wife,
arrived in the city last week and they may locate here.
Rugeley passed through fore part of week en route to Wharton, where he
goes after his family who have been visiting in Wharton for sometime.
O'Connell, Sr., was in town yesterday on business. He got a fall that
frightened him and his friends for a little while, but Dr. Bouldin soon
brought him around all right.
J. Proctor, of Groesbeck, Texas, came in yesterday prospecting for a
lumber yard. Mr. Proctor is a very pleasant gentleman and we hope he
will decide to cast his lot with us, for a lumber yard we badly need.
L. B. Creath, who has been looking over the county for a week, left
Tuesday with Henry Rugeley for Lake Austin and Lower Caney. The Doctor
is much pleased with our county and people and seriously contemplates
locating. We hope so, for he will make us a valuable citizen.
H. D. Applegate left with his family yesterday morning for their home in Victoria. They have been spending the winter in Bay City in order to be with Mr. Applegate, while he was building the court house. Mrs. Applegate and Miss Florence made many friends while here, who regret their departure, and they will all be accorded a warm welcome whenever they may return.
Work on the court house is progressing very nicely considering the continued rains. They are now putting on the slate roofing. As soon as that is finished the inside finish work can go right ahead. About all the frame work of the roof and tower is up. The steps to the entrances are also being put in. Even now the building presents an imposing appearance and is visible as far as the eye can reach from all parts of Bay Prairie. Mr. Applegate informs us that with favorable weather the building could be completed now in 6 to 8 weeks.
George Austin informs us that C. W. Sterry and Mrs. Chas. Nulty, of
Matagorda, are in receipt of late information that a rich uncle had
recently died in Maine, leaving them a large legacy. Jim Sterry, of Port
Lavaca, is also an equal heir with them. Mrs. Nulty is a sister of the
Sterry's. Chas. Nulty had come up to work on the court house, but Oscar
George came up after him yesterday to bring him the good news and take
him back to Matagorda to meet another one of the heirs from Maine, who
is here to take steps looking towards the settlement of the estate...
Bay City Breeze, January 30, 1896
Bay City Breeze, February 11, 1897
John McCrosky was in town Monday.
R. H. Traylor returned to Matagorda this week.
Dr. J. Broadfoot, the Wharton specialist was in town yesterday.
Bruce Wallis was in town fore part of the week looking after cattle trades.
Frank Hawkins and family spent fore part of week visiting Dr. Rugeley.
Col. W. B. Wadsworth came up from Matagorda yesterday en route to Hearne.
Miss Jennie Parker, accompanied by Milton Winston, was shopping in the city Monday.
R. L. Duncan, a Brazos bottom planter of Hearne, came in yesterday prospecting and is much pleased with our country.
W. C. Carpenter was called to Wharton Tuesday to see his wife, who is ill and under the care of her uncle Dr. B. R. Valls, of Wharton.
Mrs. R. A. Mathis was visiting in town Monday, having recently returned from her extended trip to Mexico. She will resume her residence on Caney.
Miss Louise Holt, accompanied by her friend, Mrs. Groce, of Galveston, is expected home this week. Miss Holt has been visiting in Galveston for several weeks.
F. L. Spencer left Monday evening for Bay City, Matagorda county, which he will make his future home. Flay has many friends in Decatur who wish him success in his new home.--Decatur Free Press.
Charley Partain was over from Deming’s Bridge yesterday. He reports Miss Pearl Pierce as suffering from an attack of typhoid fever, very similar to the one her brother, A. B. Pierce, has just emerged from, but so far in not so violent a form.
R. W. Warren, of Ionia, Missouri, accompanied by his son, Earl Warren, of Simonton, Ft. Bend county, came down from Wharton Monday prospecting and expressed themselves as much pleased with our town and county. They expect to return soon with some of their friends to purchase property.
W. E. Harris, the ever popular traveling apostle of Gust Heye & Co., came in last night accompanied by two other gentlemen, one a Mr. Brown, another Knight of the Grip, and Mr. Duncan, an old friend of his who is in the county prospecting. Mr. Harris has a host of friends among our county merchants because he is a good man representing a good house and in his travels he never fails to say a good word for old Matagorda county. He thinks we have a great country and a great future.
Bay City Breeze,
March 25, 1897
The Matagorda and
the following rewards for information leading to the arrest, conviction
and punishment of any person or persons for the following offenses,
whenever the same are committed in connection with the property of any
member of said association:
of cattle by a negro
wire fence (when a felony)
pasture or grass (when a felony)
beef without complying with the law
cattle or having possession of hides unlawfully
gates open or tearing down fence
F. HOLT, Secretary
W. B. WADSWORTH, Chairman.
Matagorda County Tribune, September 9, 1899
Bay City, Texas, October 14.—Some of the business men of this place have promoted a Young Men’s Christian Association, and the probabilities are that within sixty days Bay City will have as fine equipment in the way of baths, gymnasium and reading room as any city of her size in Texas. The upper part of Boney’s new brick has been secured and improvements will be made at once. The officers selected to serve until January 1, 1906, are: E. Fowler, president; William Cash, vice president; A. D. Hensley, secretary and A. M. Badouh, treasurer. It is expected that 100 members will be secured easily.
October 16, 1905
Bay City, Texas, June 28.—Mr. and Mrs. Jack Elliott were in the city today from Markham.
Mrs. George L. Farmer of Markham was over today visiting and shopping
John F. Grant and J. F. Willis, manager of the Grant Lumber company at Palacios, came up from that city this morning.
Frank Lawson and two children spent the night with Judge Matthews and left this morning for Houston.
Some time this morning Z. E. Scofield’s cash drawer was robbed of $10. The money taken was a bill. Officers have been notified and are working on the case.
A lodge of sixteen members of the Modern Woodmen of America was organized last night and the following officers were elected: F. R. Long, consul; Jesse Matthews, adviser; Mr. Williams, banker; Bob Garner, clerk; C. F. Lockland, watchman; Ira Mather, secretary; Dr. Morton, Judge Matthews and W. M. Belcher, managers.
The Ladies of the Maccabees tendered the sir knights of the same order the first of a series of monthly receptions at the lodge room last night. A musical and literary program was rendered and the evening was made enjoyable to the knights by those various arts known only to the ladies.
Rev. Mr. Carter of Palacios was in the city today. He reports that he officiated yesterday evening at the wedding of Mr. William Melbourn and Miss Helena Cornelius. The ceremony was performed in the parlor of the Keller hotel in Midfields before a few intimate friends.
Houston Post, June 30, 1906
Judge A. A. Moore and wife and little daughter came in on the Southern Pacific this morning.
District court is trying the case of the Grant Lumber Company vs. Gibson & Barber today.
J. M. Lee of Edna, who has been in Bay City on business since Monday, returned home today.
Attorney G. G. Kelley of Wharton, who has been attending court here this week, left for home this morning.
Mrs. E. M. Stapp, who has been visiting Mrs. George Austin, returned to her home at Van Vleck today.
The marriage of Mr. Percy Middlebrook and Miss Stella Gilmore takes place tonight at the Presbyterian church. Rev. E. F. McDonald will perform the ceremony, which will take place about 8:30.
Mrs. Dr. Parker and little daughter, and Mrs. Parker’s mother, Mrs. Strong, left for Aransas this morning. Mrs. Strong has been visiting at the home of Dr. Parker several weeks, and Mrs. Parker will accompany her home and visit during the summer.
Houston Post, June 30, 1906
Large Number of People Have Gone to Palacios.
Bay City, Texas, July 3.—Mrs. E. E. White and children are visiting in Matagorda.
Mrs. Ima Reeves of Victoria is visiting friends in the city.
Marshal Boney is home from a business college for vacation.
Mrs. W. M. Holland and guest, Miss Carrie Cochran, left for Richmond this morning.
Mrs. Fred Brunner is home from an extended visit to relatives.
Houston Post, July 5, 1906
Bay City, Texas, July 5.—In the case of C. Langham vs. the Colorado Canal company, the court sustained the demurrer of the defendant on a plea of nonjoinder and the case was dismissed. The case of Allen vs. Williams was continued, and the court refused a new hearing in the case of C. T. Brown et al vs. J. G. Stockton et al. The jury was dismissed for the term and court will adjourn Saturday.
O. E. Hatchett, Dan O’Connell, Allen Stinnett, Jack Elliott and Z. E. Scofield, members of the Bay City Gun club, went over to El Campo today to take part in the shoot.
Mrs. E. E. Pridgen and sister, Miss Willie Rose, who have been visiting their morhter, Mrs. P. J. Nave of this city, left this afternoon for Coleman to visit other relatives before returning to their home in Lake Charles.
Mayor Henry S. Williams of Columbus spent the hour between Santa Fe trains today transacting business in the city. He reports Columbus quiet following the recent battle.
J. W. McKelvy is taking his Fourth in El Campo.
M. G. Klein went over to Wharton this afternoon.
Mesdames G. B. Harris and A. D. Hensley are visiting in Houston.
Manager Rex White of the Colorado Rice Milling company returned today from a trip up the road.
Chris Zipprian, the Big Hill merchant, was in town this week.
J. W. Todawer went over to Houston to spend the Fourth.
Seventy excursion tickets to Palacios were sold at this station today.
Miss Dugat returned this morning from her visit to friends in Markham.
Mrs. R. W. Fulwood and children of Lampasas are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. I . G. Lords.
H. Rader of Markham was looking after business interests in the city today.
Hon. W. D. Wilson left yesterday for Brazoria to join a house party and will spend a week on the beach.
Mrs. Laura Brasher of Weimar and Mrs. C. E. Dave of Indian Territory arrived today to visit Mrs. G. A. Moore of this city.
Houston Post, July 6, 1906
Houston Post, July 9, 1906
Bay City, Texas, July 9.—Mrs. B. C. Fisher of Markham visited in the city today.
A. B. Pierce was in the city from Blessing today.
Ernest Dickert was over from Ashby today.
Squire Rainey of Van Vleck was in the city today.
Oskar Korn returned from a business visit to Houston today.
Editor Smith and E. J. Inglehart came up from Matagorda on the local this morning.
Mrs. and Mrs. B. F. Chillson were shopping in the city from Buckeye today.
Ed Partain of Trespalacios was in town today. He reports a fine rain over there yesterday.
Mrs. W. M. Holland and children returned home today from their visit to relatives in Richmond.
About a hundred of the Bay City delegation to Palacios returned home this morning. The train of six coaches was fairly well filled with people from other parts returning to their homes.
Houston Post, July 11, 1906
Markham, Texas, July 22.—A very serious accident happened to the Moore-Cortes pumping plant about 7 o’clock last evening, which was caused by the giving away of a key which held in connection the steam head and piston, allowing the plunger to pass the center, breaking the whole end out of the steam chest. The damage is considerable and will require two or three weeks to repair the engine. The plant is provided with two powerful engines, one 500 and one 300 horsepower. The smaller one is intact and is being run at full capacity today, and with the fields full of water and raining almost every day, very little uneasiness is felt on account of the breakdown.
Houston Post, July 24, 1906
Bay City, Texas, December 7.—A private car containing five millionaires from Denver, Colo., passed through here Thursday over the Coast Line bound for the City of Mexico in search of winter homes and investments.
Matagorda, Markham and Palacios have each organized a law and order club for the purpose of enforcing the local option law, and to restrain whiskey solicitors from plying their avocations in Matagorda county.
The Bay City Gun club has arranged for a shooting tournament to be held here immediately following the Brenham shoot, which takes place on the 21st to 26th. Some noted marksmen will attend the shoot here.
Houston Post, December 9, 1906
Bay City, Texas, December 28,.—Rev. E. F. McDonald of this city performed a marriage ceremony in the passenger coach of the westbound Southern Pacific train yesterday afternoon. The contracting parties were Mr. W. C. Glover of Markham and Miss Myra Cone of Floresville. The wedding took place in the coach while the train was waiting to change passengers. The young couple went on to Markham, where they will make their home.
Houston Post, December 29, 1906
Bay City, Texas, August 9.—Jules Leffland was up from Palacios today.
W. H. Gainer was over from Markham today.
John F. Grant of the Grant Lumber company is in the city.
B. A. Ryman of Matagorda was a visitor to the city today.
A. B. Pierce of Blessing was attending to business in the city today
Hon. A. D. Hensley returned this morning from a business visit to Palacios.
The Gulf Coast line brought in fifty-four bales of cotton this morning, bound for Houston and Galveston via the Santa Fe.
It is feared that the squally blows that have accompanied the showers today my blow down much of the extremely tall and heavy rice.
A crazy man showed up in town yesterday afternoon and was put in jail early this morning. The party’s name nor his former home have yet been ascertained.
The Ladies of the Maccabees had a flattering audience at their entertainment last night. The program was most charmingly rendered. Mrs. Hart made a fine talk and all were served with delicious refreshments.
Houston Post, August 11, 1906
Bay City, Texas, August 20.—Miss Lula Hill left this forenoon for Dallas.
G. V. Cabiniss of the West Side was in town today.
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. McInnis left for Llano this morning.
Hon. Jeff N. Miller came in via the Santa Fe today.
Mrs. Holmes and party returned this morning from Palacios.
Dr. Smith was called to Markham this morning for consultation with Dr. Thurston.
Rev. E. F. McDonald left for Liberty this morning.
Captain Monroe Chapman and wife and Color Sergeant Serrill arrived today from Austin where they had been attending the State encampment.
County court opened today for the hearing of nonjury cases. In fact, we understand that as there were but two jury cases on the docket the court refused to call a jury for this term of the court.
Houston Post, August 22, 1906
Bay City, Texas, August 22.—Mr. J. F. Williams of Markham brought the remains of the three weeks’ old infant of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Rosseau over on the Hawkinsville local this afternoon and with the help of friends here interred them in Cedarvale cemetery. The parents of the baby are themselves both critically ill of typhoid fever, the mother being so low that she is kept in ignorance of her baby’s death.
Houston Post, August 23, 1906
Bay City, Texas. August 21.—J. H. Logan was over from Blessing today.
J. F. Williams, the lumberman, was over from Markham today.
Miss Kate Valls went up to Wharton this afternoon to visit relatives.
Miss Katie May Gillette went down to Matagorda today to visit relatives.
Mayor James H. Logan of Blessing was attending to business in this city today.
Misses Eula Sims and Rosa Boney went over to Houston this morning to visit friends.
Misses Annie Elmore and Virgie Gannon of Houston are the guests of Mrs. Dr. Rugeley.
Mrs. Logan G. Little and daughter and guest returned this morning from an outing of two weeks at Palacios.
Miss Velda Eddelman of Rosebud, who has been here for some time visiting her grandmother, Mrs. V. J. D. Holmes, and her aunt, Miss Tenie Holmes, left for home this morning.
A. M. Badouh returned today after an absence of about one month in New York.
Houston Post, August 24, 1906
Bay City, Texas, August 22.—E. L. Hawkins, who has been for some time working with an engineering corps in Brazoria county, came in this evening on the Sunset to visit friends in Bay City.
Fred Lawentz went with his family to Palacios today, where they will spend several weeks. Mr. Lawentz will return tomorrow.
The board of equalization, consisting of Messrs. I. N. Barber, A. D. Hensley and L. A. Hammett, is in session. Several parties have been cited to show cause why their assessments should not be raised.
Mrs. C. F. Baker returned home this afternoon from Matagorda, accompanied by her sister, Mrs. Ed Savage, and little girls.
Miss Kate Cookenboo, who has been visiting friends in Matagorda and Bay City, returned today to her home at Van Vleck.
A. T. Carlton came in this afternoon from Houston to accept a position with the Colorado mill as stenographer.
Miss Minnie Stewart came up from Matagorda this evening to visit with Colonel and Mrs. J. T. Sargent.
G. B. Harris came up this morning from Palacios, where he has been for some time with his family, camping on the bay.
Miss Eleanor Harding returned this morning from a visit with Mrs. Fisher at Markham.
Tom Castleton came up this morning from Palacios, returning this afternoon.
Edwin O’Quinn of Lufkin, who has been a guest of Rev. A. S. Whitehurst for several days, left for home today.
Dr. Scott went down to Matagorda today with one of the sugar mill men to interview the capitalists of that city.
Messrs. Shoneberg and Harang, two of the sugar mill promoters, left for the East via the Sunset today.
Mrs. Lyons and Miss Johnston left this morning for Houston to remain permanently.
Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Boyd passed through to Markham today.
Dr. H. E. Gaedcke is back from a business trip to Houston.
Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Moore returned today from Port Lavaca.
Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Rosseau of Markham whose serious illness of typhoid fever has already been reported, are doing as well as could be expected, with no unfavorable developments in the last few days.
Houston Post, August 25, 1906
Bay City, Texas, August 28.—I. Marks left yesterday afternoon for Houston to take up his duties as manager of the Bayou City rice mill. Houston will be Mr. Marks’ headquarters, but his family will continue to reside at San Antonio. Mr. I. Marks has in times past been one of Bay City’s most valuable and useful citizens and the town that owes much of its progress to his progressiveness will always wish him well wherever he may cast his lot.
Dr. and Mrs. Lunn of Houston, who have been visiting friends in the city the past few days, went over to visit west side relatives yesterday afternoon.
E. Langhammer, former tax collector of Washington county, came in yesterday via the Santa Fe and left overland for Angleton.
Senator and Mrs. Holland accompanied their guests, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Andres of Richmond, to Palacios.
Mr. and Mrs. Theo Schaedel have left for the East to visit their daughter in Louisiana.
E. E. Fleury, the newly elected cotton weigher of Wharton county, was in the city a day or so ago.
A. J. McMahon went over to Markham to look after insurance business yesterday afternoon.
Mrs. J. S. Gillette and daughter have returned from their visit to Matagorda.
W. S. Fairey, a prosperous west side farmer, was in the city yesterday.
Miss Josephine Laurentz is visiting Mrs. Dr. Thurston of Markham.
Miss Lula Ayers left this afternoon for a visit to friends in Palacios.
Miss Grover returned yesterday afternoon from her visit to Beeville.
Houston Post, August 29, 1906
Bay City, Texas, August 31.—Mr. J. T. Williams brought over the corpse of another child of Mr. and Mrs. Rosseau of Markham this morning and he and Mr. John Sutherland buried it. This child was about a year and a half old and died yesterday evening. Its parents are still very ill, Mrs. Rosseau being barely alive. Much sympathy is felt for the stricken family.
Mrs. Will Burger of Lane City was in the city today shopping and visiting with old neighbors.
Mr. John M. Corbett departed this morning for a visit of several weeks to the home of his childhood in North Carolina.
Mr. P. M. Bowie and son Hubert came up from their place to town this morning and went to San Antonio this afternoon, where the young man will again enter school.
Mrs. R. H. Foster and children left this afternoon for their home in Fort Worth.
Hon. W. D. Wilson went up to the city of Wharton this afternoon.
Judge Matthews went over to Palacios this afternoon.
Mrs. J. E. Anderson came in this morning over the Brownsville from Sarita and left this afternoon accompanied by her husband for Wallis.
Judge Thompson left this morning for Angleton, where he is to open district court Monday. Mrs. Thompson also left to put her little grandson in school, and then she will join Judge Thompson at Angleton.
Mr. A. B. McKissick was in the city today from Buckeye. He says harvesting has not commenced there yet, but some are getting ready.
Mrs. J. S. Goeppenger was down from Waco today shaking hands with his friends and former neighbors.
Mrs. W. L. Douglas returned this morning from a visit to relatives on the west side.
Dr. Simons returned this morning from a professional call to Markham.
Captain J. L. Logan was in the city today from his Carancahua ranch.
Miss Tenie Holmes returned from a visit to west side friends.
Houston Post, September 2, 1906
Bay City, Texas, August 31.—J. P. Cherry of Fairview came down recently to visit his friends, J. O. Springer and family, and while here was offered the position of engineer at the ice plant. He accepted the place and his stay is therefore prolonged indefinitely.
Annie and Eilna, the sweet little daughters of Mr. and Mrs. E Zedler, gave their friends a jolly lawn party early yesterday afternoon and feasted them on ice cream and cake.
Major C. Langham and family and Mrs. J. V. Dantzler went down to Palacios today and will rough it a while at the Baptist Young People’s Union grounds there.
Miss Josephine Laurentz returned from Markham this morning accompanied by Miss Ellen Thruston, who will visit with her for several days.
I. Ditch returned today from a month’s shopping tour of the Eastern markets, looking much better physically than when he left.
Mrs. Lambert Magee of Markham returned home this afternoon after a visit to her mother in the city.
Houston Post, September 2, 1906
Bay City, Texas, September 3.--Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Barker of Houston spent Sunday with homefolks in this county, returning to Houston today.
Mrs. Sandie Franklin, accompanied by Miss Annie Belle Chitt, came in from a visit to Mexico this morning and went on to Sealy this afternoon.
Mrs. John Castleton went up to Sealy this afternoon accompanied by her sister, Miss Sallie Whitfield, who has been visiting in the city for some time.
Mrs. Sam Kennedy left today for Mabanl in Kaufman county, having been called there by a telegram announcing the illness of her mother.
J. P. Keller and Bo McCain returned today from Houston.
Dr. and Mrs. W. E. Gaedecke returned from Palacios today, having spent several days there as guests of Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Montgomery.
Miss Ellen Thruston, who has been a guest of Miss Josephine Laurentz for several days, left yesterday for her home in Markham.
September 6, 1906
Bay City, Texas, September 3.—Dr. Lunn and family returned yesterday from the west side, Mrs. Lunn and the children stopping here for a further visit with relatives, while the doctor went on to Houston.
Miss Minna Stewart of Matagorda has been a guest at the John T. Sargent home the past several days and left Sunday to visit friends in Wharton.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Harding left Sunday for Houston, where they will spend several days sightseeing. They will visit Galveston before returning.
H. H. Foster, in from Buckeye, says the farmers in that section are cutting their rice now and that the crop is fine. He reports C. F Chillson about recovered from his recent severe illness.
Mrs. Annie Rugeley has gone up to Wharton, where she will visit relatives before returning to her home at Houston.
Houston Post, September 6, 1906
Bay City, Texas, October 9.—A large number of messengers are expected to arrive here Thursday to attend the annual meeting of the Colorado Baptist association, which is to convene here Thursday night. The introductory sermon will be preached at the Baptist church building Thursday night at 8 o’clock by Rev. E. B. Atwood of Yoakum. The business session will begin at an early hour Friday morning and will be presided over by Mr. John T. Wofford of Cuero, who is the moderator of the body. Mr. J. W. Cook of the Yoakum Herald is secretary of the association and is expected to be present.
Mr. J. W. Moore of Markham and Miss Clifford Abee of this city were married in Houston Sunday. Miss Abee is the accomplished daughter of Mrs. R. H. Lee of this city.
The E. S. Rugeley chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, met last night at the Methodist tabernacle to commemorate the birthday of John H. Reagan. The association was greeted with a select crowd. Mr. W. M. Holland addressed the meeting. A very fine musical program was rendered and some excellent papers were read. The Southern cross of honor was presented to the following Confederate veterans: S. A. Anderson, J. R. Broyles, A. E. Cloud, T. J. Lewis, W. N. Pressley and T. Lewis.
Houston Post, October 10, 1906
Mrs. George Kadel, son and daughter of Dallas are the guests of Mrs. Gus? Austin.
Mrs. S. O. Eidman had as her guests Miss Sleku of Palacios.
Miss Bulah Nuckols returned Sunday after a very pleasant stay at Palacios.
Miss Jeannette Austin threw open the doors of her delightful home Wednesday evening to her many friends in honor of her guest, Miss Kadel of Dallas. A very pleasant name contest was indulged in, the prize, a hand-painted picture of the hostess’ work, was awarded to Mr. Seth Taylor. After matching cards for supper which were hand-painted ones done in little “lovers’ knots,” the guest repaired to the dining room to enjoy a delicious main course. Miss Austin’s dress was a beautiful creation of white net and Irish point over taffeta, and in her neat, charming way dispersed among her friends those sunny smiles. She was ably assisted by Misses Alma Austin, Letitia Lewis, Christine Kadel, Miss Austin’s guests were: Misses Kadel of Dallas, Trannie Nuckols, Lula Hill, Ella Hawkins, Gladys Davidson, Roberta Cappe, Alma Austin, Letitia Lewis; Messrs. C. M. Carter of Markham, R. R. Lewis, V. H. Doubek, Seth Taylor, Will Stinnett, C. R. Friedman, Tom Robison of Markham, McMennemy, Cookenboo, Routt.
August 18, 1907
Mrs. John Corbett left Wednesday afternoon for Galveston, where she was joined by Mr. Corbett, and from there to New Orleans for a few days.
Mrs. George Southwell was called to Fort Worth on account of the serious illness of her mother at that place.
Miss Underwood spent her usual Monday and Tuesday in Angleton this week.
Miss Musie Irby of Brenham was the guest of her sister, Miss Lizzie Irby, Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Eua Sims spent a few days in Palacios this week.
Mrs. E. F. Fowler and children left this week for Kansas City, their future home.
Mr. and Mrs. Chapman have as their guest Mr. Chapman’s sister, Miss Chapman of Oklahoma.
On Thursday night of last week Mr. and Mrs. John Castleton entertained the teachers of the high school with a masque forty-two party. The hour being set for 8 o’clock most of the guests arrive simultaneously only a few laggards; yet while waiting on them witty conversation flowed freely, each on trying to find out who the other was. Beautiful tally cards were passed and soon every one was enjoying that popular pastime. The most interesting part of the evening was that every one played with masque on, and very few had been found out when time came to “change faces.” The ladies prize, a beautiful Mexican drawn work handkerchief, went to Miss Irene Hall, while Mr. Lloyd received the gentlemen’s, a hand made tie rack. The booby, a box of shoe polish, to Mr. Brown. Refreshments of angel food cake and frozen peaches were served. It was only a few minutes of 12 o’clock when all stood hooded and cloaked ready to say adieu, when the lady of the house said: “I am sorry to have you all leave us,” and it was certain every one present echoed her sentiments for they surely were having the time of their lives and there was not a dull moment during the whole evening’s enjoyment. Those present were: Misses Hall, blue domino, white shepherdess; Laurentz, Red Riding Hood; Beal, bow girl; Russell, schoolgirl; McDonald, a baby; Barber, peasant; E. White, sailor girl; Whitfield, Japanese lady; Messrs. Roeder, grandma; Stockton, cowboy; Sisk, Indian chief; Barrow, city dude; Dickey, clown; Brown, stag; Fields, Boney, Lloyd, Bell, L. Jones of Brownsville and H. G. Castleton of Sealy.
Houston Post, March 1, 1908
Mrs. Agnes Brunner returned Sunday from a two months’ visit to friends in Rockport.
The last dance of the season was given Monday night at the Boney opera house. It was quite an enjoyable affair, although the crowd was small owing to the Lenten time.
On Friday, March 27, a play, “Among the Breakers,” a two-act melodrama, was put on here under the management of Miss Emma Lewis for the benefit of the United Daughters of the Confederacy monument fund. The cast of characters consisted of Miss Roberts Capps. Eula Sims, Gladys Davidson and Jeanette Austin, Messrs. J. T. Stockton, Dick Lewis, Will Serrill, Jim Lewis, Will Green and Charles de St. Aubin, The play was a decided success in Bay City and netted $66.75, while on Tuesday, March 31, the same was played in Markham for a joint benefit for the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Markham school piano fund, netting there $15.60.
The friends of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Cave are glad to learn of their return to Bay City, where they will now make their home.
Miss Ruby Daugherty, who has been Mrs. Rex White’s guest for a short time, left Tuesday for Markham, the guest of Mrs. Fisher of the hotel.
Mrs. L. J. Black of Columbia is visiting her daughter, Mrs. J. Cochran Willis.
Mrs. John C. Smith, with her son, Mroks?, of Brazoria, passed through Wednesday en route to San Antonio, and was accompanied by her father, Dr. E. S. Weiseger. Upon her return from San Antonio Mrs. Smith will visit Mrs. Annie Rugeley.
Mrs. Charlie Austin and popular daughter, Miss Bess, came in over the Brownsville road Wednesday from San Antonio. At present they are domiciled with Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Austin, to locate in Bay City later.
Mr. and Mrs. V. O. Ford and little ones, Virginia and Wellman, left Monday for Chicago, where Mrs. Ford and the children will remain indefinitely, Mr. Ford soon returning to Texas.
One of the prettiest affairs of the year and one of the most enjoyable, was that given Tuesday night in Markham after the play, “Among the Breakers,” when Mrs. Fisher and the charming coterie of young men at the hotel entertained the Bay City Amateur Dramatic club at supper, on which occasion all that could delight the eye and the most fastidious palate was everywhere in evidence. The beautifully appointed table, with its load of good things, was the scene of much jollity, where wit and repartee sped the hours all too quickly. When, after some very much appreciated musical numbers, both instrumental and vocal, given by Miss Daugherty and Messrs. George Burke and Gus Byars, the Bay City party, with genuine regret at leaving so jolly and entertaining a circle, turned their faces homeward, trusting they might soon have the pleasure of a similar visit to Markham. Those making up this happy party were; Mesdames, Jack Walker, Gus Byars and Mrs. Charles de St. Aubin, Misses Myrtle Farmer, Nettie Austin, Eula Sims, Gladys Davidson, Roberta Capps and Emma and Letty Lewis, with Messrs. J. T. Stockton, Charles de St. Aubin, W. E. Green, Dick Lewis, Walter de Verges, Ummie Eidman, Will Stinnett, Tom Robinson, George Burke, C. M. Carter, Gus Byars, Jack Walker, Will Furber, Jim Lewis, George Serrill and Dr. Ralph Byars.
The Forty-two club met Friday with Miss Emma Lewis. The afternoon, though enjoyable, was marked by its simplicity.
Mr. Walter de Verges of New Orleans is a city visitor this week.
Mr. Carl Himel of Homer, La., spent Thursday in the city, leaving that afternoon for his home by way of New Orleans.
Houston Post, April 5, 1908
Mrs. Jesse Matthews, after an extended visit to Dallas, returned Tuesday, accompanied by Misses Janie Hawkins and Jessie Belle Whitehurst.
Mr. Percy Sloan, who is attending West Texas Military academy, San Antonio, is home for the Easter holidays.
Mrs. Grat Huston of Wharton spent Sunday with her daughter, Mrs. S. A. Foote.
Misses Ruby Daugherty and Emma Lewis, who were the guests of Mrs. C. B. Fisher of Markham, returned home Monday
Mr. James Huston, one of Wharton’s society set, was in the city Sunday.
Captain and Mrs. John Floyd Lewis and family had as their guests Monday and Tuesday Miss Sallie Gregory of Van Vleck, Miss Fanny Belle Huston of Wharton and Mr. George Frederick Mitchell of Washington, D. C.
Mr. and Mrs. George Austin and daughters went down to Palacios Tuesday for a short visit, Mrs. Austin, Miss Zalie and Julia returning Wednesday.
The United Daughters of the Confederacy in business session were hospitably entertained Tuesday by the chapter president, Mrs. H. L. Rugeley.
Chaperoned by Mrs. I. L. Pitluk, quite a jolly crowd went out kodaking Monday afternoon. After taking any number of pictures the party returned to town and Stinnett’s, where cooling drinks made a pleasing end to a jolly afternoon. Those composing the party were Mrs. I. L Pitluk, Misses Fanny Belle Huston, Sallie Gregory, Jeannette Austin, Emma and Letty Lewis, Messrs. Slaughter, George F Mitchell, Orlo Brown, Dick Lewis and Dr. A. S. Morton.
Messrs. C. M. Carter and George Burke of Markham were Bay City visitors Wednesday.
Monday evening the young men of Bay City gave their young lady friends a most enjoyable oyster roast in Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Pitluk’s yard, where oysters in various fashions were served the assembled guests. The absence of formality made the occasion all the more enjoyable. Everybody enjoyed the evening, and even with the prospect of a dance after the oyster roast, every one reluctantly left the scene of much pleasure. Bay City young men truly understand how to make their guests enjoy themselves. Those present at this wholly delightful affair were Messrs. and Mesdames I. L. Pitluk, Bean McCamly, Thomas Haynes and R. J. Capps, Misses Fanny Belle Huston of Wharton, Sallie Gregory of Van Vleck, Bessie Austin, Jeannette Austin, Edna LaBauve, Henshaw, Hamerberg, Lita Lowe of St. Louis, Letty Lewis, Irene Hall, Gladys Davidson, Emma Lewis, Roberta Capps, Trannie Nuckols, Eula Sims and Edna LaBauve, Messrs. G. C. Bland, Orio Brown, George F. Mitchell, J. T. Stockton, U. Eidman, Robert Benge, Dan F. Miller, Will Stinnett, George Smith, Brasfield, Brown, Robert Vineyard, Dick Lewis and Drs. A. S. Morton and S R. Sholars. A very pleasant dance was given at the opera house after the oyster roast. Every one enjoyed it thoroughly.
Mrs. E. A. Davidson left Tuesday for a shopping trip to Houston and returned Thursday.
Mrs. W. T. Pollard was hostess Monday to the Shakespeare club, when “Romeo and Juliet” was the play completed, after which hospitable entertainment was the feature of the afternoon.
Thursday afternoon Mrs. Brasfield was hostess to the Ladies’ Whist club. Handsome prizes were skillfully played for, Mrs. Todswer winning the club prize, a Mexican drawn work handkerchief, on a cut with Mrs. I. L. Pitluk. Miss Lita Lowe of St. Louis and Mrs. Dan McClane were guests of the club. Refreshing cream was served.
Houston Post, April 12, 1908
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Today being the anniversary of the Bay City band, the band gave a very enjoyable picnic Sunday below Matthews’ store on Caney. The affair was a most pleasant one and each member and guest hoped that each ensuing anniversary might be so celebrated.
An event of much social interest was the Hawkins-Taylor wedding Sunday at 6 p. m. when Miss Ella Hawkins, one of Bay City’s most popular society girls and a daughter of one of Matagorda’s oldest and most prominent families, became the bride of Mr. Seth S. Taylor, formerly of Weimar, but now one of our prominent young business men. With Rev. John Sloan officiating, the wedding was solemnized at the home of the bride and was a very quiet affair, being witnessed by only the closest friends of the contracting parties. Beautiful simplicity marked every feature of this pretty house wedding. Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Ludwig, brother-in-law and sister of the groom, were the only attendants. The bride was handsomely gowned in a traveling suit of leather colored rajah, with shoes, gloves and hat to match and looked fair indeed. After the ceremony and the many congratulations of their friends, Mrs. and Mrs. Taylor, whose friends are many here in the girlhood home of the bride, left via the Santa Fe for Weimar. Mr. Taylor’s former home where they will visit for a short time, being there the recipients of many beautiful hospitalities, after which they will return, making Bay City their home. All of their friends wish them a long and happy married life.
Miss ___ ___, who has been Mrs. B. D. Hurd’s guest for several weeks, left Tuesday for St. Louis, from whence she goes to California.
Mr. and Mrs. B. D. Hurd and son Vernon and Mr. Robin Hurd left for Kansas City and Chicago Tuesday.
Houston Post, May 3, 1908
Misses Rose of Waco and Mallory of Paris are the guests of Misses Meta and Janie Hawkins.
Mrs. F. J. Capps is visiting friends in Markham.
Miss Mollie Belle Matthews is in Matagorda attending Misses Hamilton’s and Rugeley’s house parties.
Miss Sallie Gregory of Van Vleck is the guest of Miss Letty Lewis.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Corbett left Wednesday for the lakes and Northwest to spend the remainder of the summer.
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. White are spending the week in San Antonio.
Misses Barber have as their guest Miss Lizzie Irby.
At the home of Dr. and Mrs. H. L. Rugeley Tuesday evening Misses Madge Malory and Williamson and Roe were the honorees of a delightful entertainment by Misses Meta and Janie Hawkins. The evening was divided among auctions, a peanut contest and music, after which the party was chaperoned by Mesdames Rugeley, Aubin, Henry Rugeley and Barbee to Stinnett’s, where refreshments were served. The personnel of the party was Misses Mallory Rose, Williamson, Bates, Austin, Sims, Morton, Bell, Irene and Minnie Barber, Letty Lewis; Messrs. Lewis, Huston, Bland, Stock and Serrill, Bell, Montgomery, Normie Eidman, Rugeley and Dr. Sholars.
Miss Letty Lewis had as her guests Thursday, Misses Gladys Davidson, Vera Bates, Sallie Gregory and Nettie Austin.
Miss Carrie Metzgar returned from Beaumont and Brownsville Tuesday.
On of the most enjoyable affairs of the week in Bay City was the box ball party given by the young men complimentary to their lady friends. Miss Williamson and Dr. Sholars won the prize, a box of Huyler’s candies. The party later went to Stinnett’s, where refreshments were served. The out-of-town guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Walker, Markham; Mrs. C. B. Fisher, Messrs. C. M. Carter, W. A. Furber, T. W. Robinson, Markham, Misses Rose of Waco, Mallory of Paris, Williamson of Lockhart, Georgery of Van Vleck, Olkland and Morrison of Blessing, Dreyling of Houston, Dresch of Mexico, Sloan of Orange.
Houston Post, August 2, 1908
Bay City, Texas, August 10—The last few days have been ideal for rice threshing. About 1500 sacks were received here yesterday, and about 2500 sacks today. Very little has been sold this week, but it is understood that a number of lots will be offered for sale next week. Prices remain good and there are quite a number of buyers here.
Houston Post, August 20, 1908
Miss Flora Lee Nance of Kyle is this week the guest of Mrs. H. L. Rugeley.
Friday Miss Vera Bates was hostess to the Forty-two club, having six tables of members and guests present. “Forty-two” was played. Mrs. Ludwig won the club award, a pair of silk hose. Miss Hamilton of Matagorda, the successful guest, receiving a handsome rose hat pin, while to Mrs. Todswer fell the booby. Miss Bates’ guests, in addition to the club members, were Mesdames Morris Jackson and Green Stewart of Matagorda and Misses Annie J. Hamilton of Matagorda, Cordie Bell, Pearl Morton, Louisa Dresch of Ciudad Porfirio Diaz, Mexico; Minnie Barber and Jennie Eidman.
Misses Jeannette Austin, Gladys Davidson and Letty and Emma Lewis returned Sunday from a visit to Mrs. C. B. Fisher at Markham.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Lindner of Big Springs, who have been the guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Austin several days, left for home Monday.
Miss Willie Belle Grimes of Bastrop, sister to Roy Grimes, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Grimes this week.
The Smart Set met with Miss Jennie Eidman Tuesday evening with nearly the full membership. Miss Emma Lewis, president, presiding. The meeting began purely a business one, the club proceeded to elect a vice president, Miss Nettie Austin, in addition to the officers’ meeting. The committee on by laws and constitution reported and the constitution was adopted and ratified. The meetings from now on will be on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, the next one being with Miss Vera Bates. At the close of the club business a social half hour was enjoyed, when Miss Eidman served cake and cream with Maraschino cherries.
Misses Nettie and Zallie Austin left Wednesday for a few weeks visit to Miss Annie Laurie Huston of Wharton.
Rev. John Sloan left Wednesday for Galveston and Orange to spend his vacation.
Miss Annie J. Hamilton left Tuesday morning for Richmond to join Miss Ivy Moore’s house party there.
Mrs. V. J. Walker of Markham was a guest of Mrs. Bat Smith at whist Thursday.
Tuesday evening the Daughters of the Confederacy tendered the local camp of veterans a reception at the home of Dr. and Mrs. H. L. Rugeley. Special arrangements were made for the coming of the beloved old men, who in Bay City stand for all the Daughters hold most dear. The Rugeley home was ablaze with light, the galleries being hung with Japanese lanterns. Soft old Southern airs, the contributions of Mrs. Bowie, Miss Dresch and Miss Anita Hill and Doyle Coston, Sr., added much to the pleasure of the assemblage, while Mrs. Mary Hunt Affleck, a club woman of statewide reputation and an enthusiastic and loyal daughter of the Old South, gave an address. Exquisite in sentiment and highly laudatory of the mettle of our dear old veterans. Responding to a hearty encore, Mrs. Afleck rendered some of her own compositions. Cake and cream in the United Daughters of the Confederacy colors of white and red were served. Those enjoying this affair were Mesdames Affleck, W. T. Pollard, Bowie, Whitehurst, Bat Smith, Annie Rugeley, Cora Stewart, Graham, Kate Moore, C. H. Williams, Henry Rugeley, Jesse Matthews, Graham and W. C. Carpenter; Misses Berta Thompson, Louisa Dresch, Roberta Cappa, Emma Lee Lewis, Nantie Duncan of Egypt, Meta, Janie and Lizzie Hawkins, Anita Hill, Gladys Moore and Messrs. V. D. LeTulle, J. A. Barnett, D. S. Brown, T. R. King, D. O. H. Coston, Sr., W. H. Presley, A. Currie, M. Sternberger, C. C. Strait, T. J. Lewis, J. W. Sweeny, J. E. Barnett, J. A. Montgomery and Drs. C. H. Williams, Bat Smith and H. L. Rugeley.
Miss Nantie Duncan of Egypt is the guest of Mrs. Bowie this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bates have as their guest this week Mrs. Andrew Foster of Wharton.
Mrs. Chester H. Rugeley of Matagorda, with her two little ones, passed through Tuesday on her way to her home in Beaumont to spend two or three weeks.
With five tables of players, Mrs. Bat Smith entertained the Ladies’ Whist Thursday afternoon from 4 till 6. Mrs. Hilbarger won the club prize, a handsome cake plate, Mrs. Graham, the guest prize, Mexican drawn work handkerchief, Mrs. Dan McCare securing the booby. Refreshments were served at Stinnett’s. Club members and guests were Mesdames Hilbarger, Brasfield, McClare, Jesse Matthews, Graham, Cochran, Willis, Seaman Eidman, T. J. Walker, I. L. Pitluk, Annie Rugeley, Charles A Harding, Todswer, B. D. Hurd, and Misses Vivian Roach, Letty Lewis, Roberta Capps, Trannie Nuckols, Vera Bates and Emma Lee Lewis.
Hon. W. D. Wilson and wife arrived Thursday to make Bay City their home. Mr. Wilson’s numerous friends are glad indeed to welcome him and his wife to the old circles.
Mr. and Mrs. William Cash and family returned Sunday from an extended visit to their old home in Missouri.
The Bay City band gave a dance Monday evening in Parker and McLendon, it being well attended and most enjoyable.
Houston Post, August 30, 1908
Bay City, Texas, August 29.—A large crowd of people from the surrounding country attended the Trades Day celebration here today. Amusements, such as bicycle and foot racing, wild horse riding, pony racing, etc. were held. A majority of the merchants put on special sales and considerable shopping was done. The last Saturday in each month will be made permanent as a trades’ day hereafter.
Houston Post, August 30, 1908
The week’s gayeties opened Tuesday evening when the Bay City young men entertained their friends with a dance. The music was good and punch was served. The forty couples on the floor, in addition to the numerous spectators, thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
The Whist club Thursday afternoon met with Mrs. John R. Reynolds. Punch, cake and cream were served.
Miss Nonie Keller, between trains on Thursday, was the guest of Misses Minnie and Irene Barber.
Complimenting Miss Gladys Davidson, in honor of her approaching marriage to Dr. Ralph Byars of Markham, Mrs. Seth Taylor entertained Wednesday afternoon at 4 with a novelty shower, assisted by Mrs. I. L. Pitluk. Punch was served and toasts drunk to the bride-to-be. Linen, silk hose, cut glass and silver were the gifts of Miss Davidson’s admiring friends. Those present were Misses Eidman, Emma and Letty Lewis, Roberta Capps, Ethel Sutherland, Eula Sims and Mesdames Michelsson and Schusterman of Austin, V. H. Doubek, I. L. Pitluk, F. L. Ludwig and Davidson.
Mrs. Cave entertained the Priscillas Wednesday. Mrs. Whitehurst’s paper on “The Club and Its Purposes” was very good, the pretty souvenirs especially attractive. A salad course, followed by cake and cream was much enjoyed.
The annual Halloween party of the Smart Set took place Saturday evening at the home of Captain and Mrs. John Floyd Lewis. Lewis’ place was decorated in the time-honored witches, black cats, etc. and festoons of crepe paper, corn, cattails and moss. The tables for supper were decorated with skulls, devils’ heads and jack-o’-lanterns. Ghosts, yarns, fortune telling, music, etc., contributed to the evening’s pleasures. Those present were Mesdames Schusterman, T. J. Walker, C. B. Fisher, W. S. Holman, Misses Essie Bell, Annie J. Hamilton, Ethel Sutherland, Edith Dugat, Lucile Schindler, Messrs. Oscar Barber, George Perrill [Serrill?], T. J. Stockton, F. S. Thompson, Dick Lewis, Bob Vineyard, __ C. Bland, C. M. Carter, John Floyd Lewis, Jr., George R. Burke, T. J. ___, Thomas W. Robinson, Percy Blo__, Walter De Verges, Kraft Eidman, ___ Eidman, Guy Eidman, Dr. S. R. Byars, Motie Bell, Marshal Boney and Judge W. S Holman.
Mrs. C. B. Fisher, W. Furber and Jim Lewis of Markham and __ L. Himel of Houston were the guests of Misses Emma and Letty Lewis for dinner Sunday.
Thursday evening Messrs. George Serrill and Dick Lewis entertained the cast of “The Isle of Jewels” __ Pastime theater.
Misses Lily Huebner and ___ of Schulenburg were the guests of Mrs. Walter Brown for the d__ Tuesday evening.
Miss Dallie Gregory was a guest of the Misses Lewis Tuesday and Wednesday.
Houston Post, November 8, 1908
Dr. and Mrs. C. H. Williams of Caney were the guests of friends here Thursday.
Mrs. Davidson had as her guest Wednesday and Thursday her daughter, Mrs. C. R. Byars of Markham.
Mesdames Michelson and Schusterman of Austin, who have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Ike Pitluk for several weeks, left for their home Wednesday.
As hostess, Mrs. Monroe Chapman on Wednesday afternoon had as her guests the Priscillas. The evening passed most pleasantly.
Mrs. C. M. Zumwalt of Columbus, a prominent United Daughter of the Confederacy in the State official circles, is the guest of Mrs. V. O. Ford. The E. S. Rugeley chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, tendered Mrs. Zumwalt a most enjoyable reception on Saturday from 3 to 6 at the home of the chapter president, Mrs. H. L. Rugeley.
The Smart Set met Wednesday afternoon with Miss Nettie Austin. Miss Sallie Gregory of Van Vleck was a guest of the club. Cake and chocolate, with fruit, were served.
Misses Emma and Letty Lewis have as their guest this week Miss Sallie Gregory of Van Vleck.
Mrs. Jim Inglehart entertained the Forty-two club Friday afternoon. The very bad weather prevented a full attendance.
Houston Post, November 22, 1908
Mrs. T. J. Walker of Markham came over Wednesday to be present at Miss Hill’s forty-two party. Instead of the usual Friday for the Forty-two to meet, Miss Hill entertained on Wednesday having three tables of club members. No guests were present. The highest scores found disclosed Misses Lilly Lewis and Roberta Capps tieing for the honors, the beautiful hand-painted violet cake plate, the work of the hostess, falling to Miss Lewis. A delicious salad course and chocolate served in daintiest hand-painted china, very delightfully regaled the guests after their strenuous playing.
Mrs. George Farmer of Markham was a guest of friends here Thursday.
Miss Nettie Austin left Thursday afternoon for Wharton to be Miss Fanny Bell Huston’s guest for a buffet luncheon given by “the dainty debutantes” at the Rust home.
Miss Sallie Gregory, who has been the guest of the Misses Lewis for several days, left for home Tuesday morning.
Miss Sallie Gregory, who has been the guest of the Misses Lewis for several days, left for home Tuesday morning.
Mrs. I. A. Pitluk and Misses Irene Hall, Edith Dugat and Emma Lewis were the guests of Mrs. C. B. Fisher at Markham Friday and Saturday.
Mrs. C. M. Zumwalt of Columbus, whose visit in Bay City has occasioned much pleasing hospitality, was again complimented, when Mrs. V. O. Ford, her hostess, entertained for her on Monday afternoon. Musical numbers, both vocal and instrumental, and talented readings, to say nothing of the honoree’s helpful paper, were delightful additions to the afternoon’s pleasures. Mexican music was a feature of the affair, the new Mexican band being highly appreciated, as well as the dainty and appropriate refreshments.
Mrs. I. L. Pitluk left Tuesday for Houston, there to visit friends for a few days.
Miss Mildred Thatcher of Eagle Lake is the guest of Mrs. Bat Smith this week.
A pretty affair of interest in Bay City society circles was that of Mrs. C. B. Fisher’s reception in Markham Friday, the honoree being Bay City’s latest bride, Mrs. Ralph Byars. The upper hall, a bower of floral loveliness, was the delightful spot into which each guest was ushered, being cordially greeted by hostess and honoree. All having arrived a progressive peanut contest was introduced, Mrs. Gus Byars winning first prize, a box of candy, while in the doll dressing rivalry, Mrs. Thruston was the lucky party, her reward being a doll card holder. A three-course luncheon completed this truly charming hospitality of Mrs. Fisher. Those invited to be among the guests to meet Mrs. Byars were: Mesdames Davidson and Ike Pitluk, Bay City; Lincoln of Wharton, Barber, Jones, Luedecke?, M. C. Thompson, Thruston, Charles Robin, J. W. Smith, J. F. Hudson, Hawkins, George Farmer, Sig Brown, J. J. Blake, T. J. Walker, V. E. Gothe, Hallie Anderson, S. S. Perry, Gus Byars, Mrs. Carter of New Orleans; Misses Irene Hall, Emma Lewis, Edith Dugat of Bay City, Young, Jessie Hawkins and Myrtle Farmer.
Mrs. Steve Perry of Markham visited Bay City friends Thursday.
The Houston Post, November 29, 1908
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Corbett left Thursday to spend Christmas with Mrs. Corbett’s family at La Porte.
The engagement and approaching marriage of Miss Letty Lewis to Carl Lewis Himel on Thursday, January 21, was very prettily announced on Monday evening, when Mrs. J. Floyd Lewis entertained a few friends at an announcement luncheon. The color scheme of red, artistically combined with yellow, was carried out in the reception hall, parlor and dining room, while fragrant Bride and American Beauty roses, with palms and ferns, formed the floral adornment of the rooms. The interesting fact of Miss Letty’s engagement and approaching marriage was disclosed through the reading of verses and contained in gilded nuts, reposing upon bride place cards, the nuts being opened and read. Coming to R. R. Lewis, his verse gave the announcement, when the jolly guests wished her all kinds of good things in drinking their wine to her health and happiness and prosperity. Mr. Lewis acting as toastmaster. A course of salads and fried chicken, accompanied by chocolate, followed the toasts. The guests upon this occasion were the honoree, Miss Letty Lewis, Mesdames C. B. Fisher and T. J. Walker of Markham, J. M. Corbett, B. J. Dantzler, Seth Taylor, I. L. Pitluk, Jim Mayfield, Misses Loula Hill, Vera Bates, Roberta Capps, Irene and Minnie Barber, Emma Lewis and R. R. Lewis.
F. S. Thomson left Wednesday to spend the holidays with his mother and friends in Belton.
Misses Meta, Janie and Lizzie Hawkins, Mollie Belle Matthews, Helen Green and Dell Moore are home from school for the holidays.
On December 15 in Galveston, Stuart Hounshed Lewis was married to Miss Anne Bertha Wallace. Dick Lewis of this place, brother to the groom, acting best man. The wedding was a very quiet one. Numerous gifts spoke eloquently of the esteem in which both bride and groom were held. After a bridal trip to New Orleans and St. Louis, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Lewis will locate in Houston.
H. R. Robertson of Atlanta, prominent in Georgia cotton manufacturing circles, and who was the guest for several days of Mr. and Mrs. B. B White, left Sunday for Belton, to return later to Georgia.
Miss Vera Bates, assisted by Miss Hamilton and the Smart Set, will receive New Year’s afternoon
Miss Lilly Miller has returned from the Huntsville Normal institute for the holidays.
Houston Post, December 27, 1908
Miss Irene Barber is visiting Miss Keller at Palacios this week.
Miss Vera Bates received New Year's Day. Assisting Miss Bates were the Smart Set and Miss Irby Steele of Houston. Light refreshments were served.
Mrs. J. M. Corbett tendered Miss Lilly Lewis a china shower Saturday afternoon, assisted by Mrs. W. D. Wilson. Fifty handsome pieces of china attested the numerous friends of hostess and honoree. Cake and wine were served.
The Smart Set met with Mrs. I. L. Pitluk and Miss Irene Hall Wednesday afternoon to play whist and elect new officers. Miss Barber was made president; Miss Vera Bates, vice president, and Miss Emma Lewis, secretary and treasurer. Refreshments of strawberries, cream and cake were served. Mrs. F. P. Damon and Miss Irby Steele were guests of the club.
Misses Meta, Janie and Lizzie Hawkins, Mollie Belle Matthews and Dell Moore, after their holiday visits home, have returned to their respective schools.
Houston Post, January 10, 1909
Mrs. J. B. McCain visited home folks in Houston.
Miss Lula Ryon is in Lane City, the guest of her brother.
Mrs. Oscar Barber visited home folks in Palacios last week.
Miss Sallie Gregory of Van Vleck is the guest of Miss Lewis.
Miss Lena Floyd of Wharton is visiting her cousin, Miss Erma Lewis.
Mrs. Ralph Byars of Markham is visiting her mother, Mrs. Davidson.
Mrs. James Mayfield of Tanglewood is visiting Mrs. James W. Rugeley.
Mrs. J. M. Barber of Houston and little son are visiting her father, T. J. Poole, and family.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Crawford are visiting Mrs. Crawford's mother, Mrs. Jackson, in Smithville.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Todswer left for Houston this week, where they will make their future home.
Miss Essie Reel and mother returned from Houston Monday, having visited friends and relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Victor Brasfield of Chicago arrived last week to visit Mr. Brasfield's parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Brasfield.
Misses Meta, Janie and Lizzie Hawkins arrived home Tuesday from Sherman where they have been attending Kid-Key [Kidd-Key] College.
Misses Nettie Austin and Minnie Barber entertained with a week-end party, having as their guests Miss Annie Hamilton of Matagorda, Miss Bessie Austin of San Antonio, Miss Lula Ryon of Missouri, Miss Green of New York City; Misses Irene Barber, Lula Hill, Zalie Austin, Erma Lewis, Florence Deadrick; Messrs. George Serrill, Dick Lewis, J. C. Bland, Dr. A. S. Morton, Dr. S. R. Sholars, M. Boney, R. Cookenboo, N. McMahon, T. H. Bridenell and E. S. Block; Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Dantzler, Mr. and Mrs. George Austin.
Galveston Daily News, May 30, 1909
Miss Edna LaBauve and Miss Anita Haynes returned Friday from Houston, where they were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Will Baxter.
Mrs. S. O. Eidman, accompanied by Virginia and Wellman Ford, returned Friday last week from a week's visit to friends in Houston.
The United Daughters of the Confederacy met with Mrs. and Miss Capps Tuesday afternoon. A partial program was rendered, at the completion of which a salad course and teas was served.
Miss Irene Hall spent Saturday and Sunday in Houston with her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Walker and W. A. Furber of Markham visited friends here Sunday.
Mrs. Ralph Byars returned to Markham Sunday, after a visit to Mrs. E. A. Davidson, her mother.
The announcement of the engagement and approaching marriage of Miss Jessie Belle Whitehurst, on April 23, to Harry Dunn of Sherman has aroused much interest among Miss Whitehurst's many friends here. On Tuesday Miss Eula Sims entertains with a linen shower in honor of the bride-elect.
The Priscilla Embroidery club met with Mrs. G. A. Moore on Wednesday. After the busy hour, progressive anagrams was introduced, which was followed by a salad course.
Houston Post, April 11, 1909
The Misses Alice Archer and Bertha Wallace of Houston, who are here for the Whitehurst-Dunn wedding, are the guests of Miss Eula Sims.
Harry A. Dunn, accompanied by his mother and best man, Roy E. Smith, all of Sherman, arrived Thursday noon for the event of Mr. Dunn’s marriage to Miss Jessie Belle Whitehurst Friday, the 23d.
The Misses Myrtle Farmer of Markham and Alma Dick of Columbus arrived here Thursday, the guests of Miss Jessie Belle Whitehurst, whose wedding to Harry Dunn of Sherman here Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Sig Brown, Mrs. C. H. Fisher and C. M. Carter of Markham passed through here Tuesday enroute to the battle of flowers, San Antonio.
Dick Lewis and Miss Emma Lewis were the guests of Miss Sallie Gregory at Van Vleck Sunday.
Tuesday evening Miss Eula Sims entertained a few friends informally in honor of Miss Jessie Belle Whitehurst, her guest list covering the following: The honoree, Misses Alice Archer and Bertha Wallace of Houston, Messrs. Eugene Cookenboo, Wesley McMahon, Ummie Eidman and Robert Vineyard.
From Wednesday till Thursday afternoon Miss Irene Barber was the guest of Miss Sallie Gregory of Van Vleck.
Jim Lewis of Markham visited his parents, Captain and Mrs. John F. Lewis, Wednesday.
Wednesday evening the Corbett home was the scene of a jolly party, when Mrs. Corbett entertained informally in honor of Miss Jessie Belle Whitehurst. Refreshments of cream and cake were served. The personnel of the party was the Misses Jessie Belle Whitehurst, Alice Archer and Bertha Wallace of Houston and Eula Sims, Messrs. Ummie Eidman, Will Stinnett, G. D. Bland, Robert Vineyard and Wesley McMahon.
The United Daughters of the Confederacy met Tuesday afternoon with Mrs. Monroe Chapman when a business session was held, at the completion of which a social hour was indulged in. Mrs. Chapman, assisted by her niece, Miss Fanny Newport, serving a dainty two-course luncheon, the first being a salad, followed by strawberries, whipped cream and cake. Those present were Mesdames H. L. Rugeley, Bland, W. C. Carpenter, C. L. De St. Aubin, Bowie, Bat Smith and Misses Berta Thompson, Vera Moore, Edith Prouty, Roberta Capps and Emma Lee Lewis.
Miss Maggie Moore of Wharton is the guest of Mrs. Harry Bates.
The Forty-two club for the first time since Lent met with Mrs. F. L. Ludwig last Friday afternoon, most of the members being present and two guests. Prize awards fell to Mrs. Fred Brunner, a lovely drawn work lunch cloth; to Mrs. Reed a thimble; the guest prize to Mrs. I. L. Pitluk, a bottle of shoe polish, with the instruction, “to shine at the feet, if not at the head.” Candies served during the game were delicious, but the cream and cake after was equally enjoyed. The next meeting is with Mrs. Seth Taylor, April 26, in honor of her first anniversary.
Mrs. C. L. De St. Aubin will entertain Friday evening in honor of Miss Vera Bates, who leaves shortly with her family for Caldwell, their home.
Mrs. Henry Rugeley left Wednesday for a few days’ visit to Houston.
Mrs. Brooks, the Misses Trannie and Clyde Nuckols and Messrs. Raymond Cookenboo and Percy Sloan are San Antonio carnival visitors this week.
Houston Post, April 25, 1909
Miss Bessie Austin of San Antonio is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Austin.
In honor of her first anniversary, her cotton wedding, Mrs. Seth S. Taylor entertained with forty-two. Many lovely and useful remembrances in cotton attested Mrs. Taylor's large circle of friends. To Mrs. Don Laurentz fell the first prize, a silver butter knife, the guest award going to Mrs. Henry Rugeley, the booby falling to Mrs.. George Reed. A two-course luncheon was served.
Mr. W. A. Furber of Markham was in the city Wednesday and Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Brasfield on Tuesday evening entertained a few friends at dinner, in their artistic home, the guests being Messrs and Mesdames D. I. Partin, E. C. Moore, Selden Thompson and Mr. I. J. Holmes of La Belle, Mo.
Mrs. Lucy Powell of Meridian, Miss., is the guest of Dr. and Mrs. Bat Smith.
In honor of Miss Vera Bates, who is to leave for Caldwell Tuesday, Mrs. Charles de St. Aubin entertained a large number of friends in most delightful fashion. Two contests were introduced. In the first Mr. H. B. Eidman won a cut glass bon-bon dish, while Mrs. Luther, Mrs. Bates' guest, drew the booby. The second contest disclosed Miss Emma Lewis the lucky mortal, she drawing a handsome copy of "The Song of the Bell," by Schiller. Refreshments of ices in daintiest shapes, pleased both eye and palates, after which all repaired to the opera house, where a dance was much enjoyed. Mrs. Aubin's guests were: Misses Vera Bates, Annie J. Hamilton of Matagorda, Irene and Minnie Barber, Nellie Austin, Zalie Austin, Loula Hill, Emma Lee Lewis, Jennie Eidman, Irene Hall, Lucille Schindler, Messrs. and Mesdames B. J. Dantzler, Seaman Eidman, Hugh B. Eidman, Cochran Willis, F. L. Ludwig, S. S. Taylor, Mrs. Annie Rugeley, Mrs. Harry Bates, Mrs. Luther and Messrs. Dick Lewis, Kraft Eidman, Ummie Eidman, George Serrill, Marshall Boney, Robert Vineyard, Bert Bridewell and Dr. S. R. Sholars.
At Palacios Monday morning at 7 o'clock Miss Nonie Keller of Palacios and Mr. Oscar Barber of this place were married. Miss Keller is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nolan Keller. Mr. Barber is a real estate man here. The young couple left by boat for Port Lavaca, to later go on to Houston and San Antonio for a short trip, after which they will be at home in Bay City.
The Ladies' Whist club met with Mrs. F. H. Jones Wednesday afternoon.
Mrs. Lena Cavis and Alvin Inglehart were married here Tuesday evening at 8:36, Rev. John Sloan officiating. Only the immediate friends and relatives of the contracting parties were present at the ceremony at the home of the bride.
Mrs. T. J. Walker of Markham spent Monday and Tuesday in the city.
Misses Sallie Gregory and Nonie Mason of Van Vleck were visiting here Wednesday.
Messrs. Dick Lewis and Marshall Boney went by automobile to Houston Tuesday, returning by way of the Brownsville Thursday.
At 3:30 Friday afternoon, at the Presbyterian church, lovely in its decoration of palms and ferns, Miss Jessie Belle Whitehurst and Mr. Harry Augustus Dunn of Sherman were untied in marriage, in the presence of a large number of friends, Rev. Mr. Smith of Houston celebrating the ceremony. "O Fair, Sweet and Holy," in Mrs. V. D. Ford's rich voice, heralded the ceremony, while the strains of Lohengrin, Miss Alice Archer at the organ, ushered in the bridal party, Rev. Smith impressively officiating. Miss Whitehurst was attended by Miss Eula Sims, her maid of honor. Mr. Dunn's best friend, Ray E. Smith of Sherman, being best man.
Houston Post, May 2, 1909
Mr. Harry C. Tassey of Houston was the guest of Captain and Mrs. John Floyd Lewis Sunday and Monday.
The Misses Dell and Maggie Conger informally entertained Tuesday evening with "42." Following the games "The Alcove" was the next step in the path of pleasure, where the Misses Congers' guests enjoyed cooling drinks and ices. The personnel of the party being Mr. and Mrs. Bo McCain, Misses Stella Atkinson, Lucile Culllen, Essie Bell and Messrs. Dick Lewis, Bob Benge, Dickey, B. G. Von Roeder and Motie Bell.
Mr. and Mrs. Geat Huston left Monday for a short visit to Houston.
The "42" met at the Crawford home Friday with Mesdames Seamon Eidman and H. B. Eidman as hostesses. Blue and yellow were the tones carried out from score cards to ices, the latter being enjoyed at "The Alcove," where palms and gorgeous hued cannas formed the decorative features. Handsome cut glass souvenirs were the success awards, the club one going to Miss Fannie Nuckols, while Miss Florrie McFarlin won the guest prize.
Mrs. Charles de St. Aubin and children are in town again, after a pleasant visit to friends and relatives in Brazoria county.
Mrs. V. H. Brasfield of Chicago was very prettily complimented Friday afternoon when Mrs. D. H. Brasfield entertained with an informal musicale. After the musical hour, a tempting lunch was the portion of the guests, covers being laid for fourteen, who were: Mrs. V. H. Brasfield, honor guest; Mesdames Soekland, Ninde Wilcox, F. H. Jones, Annie Rugeley, B. D. Hurd, E. C. Moore; Misses Wilcox and Vera Bates of Caldwell, and Master Vernon Hurd.
Miss Tabb of Seabrook is the guest of Miss Lily Miller this week.
Mrs. C. Ralph Byars of Harrisburg is in the city, the guest of her mother, Mrs. E. A. Davidson.
Houston Post, August 29, 1909
Mrs. H. W. Ninde and daughter left Monday for Ohio. Miss Ninde will remain North all winter.
Mrs. Ike Pitluk and son are home again after a sojourn of several weeks in Austin for the benefit of the latter's health.
Miss Meta Hawkins, in company with her aunt, Mrs. Henry Rugeley, left to enter Chevy Chase for the year.
Miss Anna Murphy of Kansas City, Mo., is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Z. E. Scofield of this city.
Mrs. C. Fisher of Markham is over for the Episcopal bazaar, a guest of Mrs. Rex White.
Miss Nellie Branch of Housotn has come to Bay City for the furutre, relieving Miss Barns, who goes to Alpine.
Miss Annie J. Hamilton of Matagorda was a visitor to Bay City several days this week.
Miss Tresa Sholars of Orange has been visiting her brother, Dr. Sholars, en route Baylor college.
Mrs. Durham has returned home after a visit of several weeks to her old home in Arkansas.
Houston Post, September 26, 1909
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Overstreet of Del Rio are on a visit to relatives in the city.
Mrs. Bell and Miss Essie returned Monday after a pleasant visit to Weimar.
Mrs. Colonel Langham entertained the Shakespeare club Monday afternoon.
Mrs. Brashfield entertained the Whist club Monday afternoon.
Mrs. Harry Dunn of Sherman visited home folks Sunday, returning home Monday.
Mrs. Gus Byars was a visitor to the city one day this week.
Mrs. T. E. Partain of Midfield spent Friday with friends in the city.
Mrs. Lou Alderman of Sealy has been a visitor to the family of E. H. Hightower.
Mrs. J. C. Corbett entertained the Percilla club Wednesday afternoon.
Miss Sally Gregory of Van Vleck is the gust of Captain and Mrs. J. F. Lewis for the dance Friday night.
Houston Post, October 9, 1909
The Whist club was delightfully entertained by Miss Roberta Capps at the beautiful home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Capps. The spacious reception rooms were tastily decorated, the color scheme being yellow and white. Ferns and flowers also added to the decoration. The score cards were miniature turkeys. After the game the hostess, in her ever-charming manner, served a dainty repast, in which the color scheme of yellow and white was carried out. No prizes are given in this club, the ladies playing merely for the sake of the game and the social hour it affords. About twenty members of the club were present and several guests. The next meeting will be held Thursday, December 9, 1909, with Mrs. James Rugeley as hostess.
The Priscilla club entertained their members and several guests with a delightful reception on Wednesday afternoon at the residence of Mrs. Amos Lee. The affair was a farewell tribute to Mrs. Whitehurst, who is a member of the club, and will leave soon for her new home. Cut flowers and ferns made a pretty background for the light gowns of the ladies. The hostess distributed bean bags, containing beans, to be used as money at an auction sale to follow, each bean representing one dollar. Boxes, bags and bundles of every size and description were offered for sale, each one being a jolly burlesque. After the auction, Mrs. Lee served dainty fruit salad and cake. The members of the club, with several guests, enjoyed Mrs. Lee's hospitality, and welcomed the opportunity to bid farewell to Mrs. Whitehurst, who will be greatly missed. Mrs. George Farmer of Markham, a member of the club, was also present. She was the guest of Mrs. C. L. Aubin.
The Ladies' Civic club held a business meeting Monday afternoon. Owing to the inclement weather, only a few of the members were present, but a very interesting meeting was held. Plans and arrangements were perfected for the entertainment which the ladies of the club, with the high school, will give on Monday evening, December 6, when they will being to Bay City a noted lecturer, whose subjects will be "Radium," "Wireless Telegraphy," and "Liquid Air." A committee of three ladies was appointed to wait on the board of trustees and asked that a fire drill be taught the children of the public schools.
Mrs. Seamon Eidman is home from a pleasant visit to Houston, where she enjoyed the production of "The Music Master."
Houston Post, December 5, 1909
The Ladies' Civic club held their regular business meeting Tuesday afternoon at the court house. A large number were present and manifested great interest in the plans and arrangements being discussed for the beautifying of the park. The ladies of Bay City are enthusiastic in their work for cleanliness and civic righteousness.
The ladies of the Episcopal Guild held a most profitable bazaar and dinner Wednesday. Fancy work of all designs was shown and found a ready sale. Dolls and doll clothes for the little ones were exhibited to the delight of the many children who viewed them. A home-made candy booth proved a great attraction with its dainty baskets of toothsome dainties. The dinner tables presented a very pretty sight, decorated in cut flowers and loaded with everything nice to eat, and were well patronized.
Mrs. M. [B.] J. Dantzler was a charming hostess to the Priscilla club Wednesday afternoon. The beautiful home of Mrs. Dantzler was decorated with roses and ferns. Music and conversation were interspersed with the embroidery done by the ladies. Mrs. C. Langham and Miss Gregory of Van Vleck were guests of Mrs. Dantzler on this occasion. Dainty refreshments were served by the hostess.
Mrs. India B. Mason left Tuesday for Houston, where she will visit for a week, before going to Calvert to spend the holidays with her daughter, Mrs. Scott Field, Jr.
Miss Emma Lewis is home from a pleasant sojourn in Lake Charles, La., and Houston.
Miss Annie J. Hamilton of Matagorda is the guest of relatives and friends for the holidays.
Preparations are going forward for the sixth annual holiday ball to be given by the young men of Bay City, and it promises to be the social event of the season.
Mrs. Fisher and Mrs. Jack Walker of Markham were visitors to Bay City this week, and were guests for an informal supper with Miss Emma Lewis on Wednesday evening.
Mrs. Freeman of Richard, who has been the guest of Mrs. Annie Rugeley, has returned to her home.
The Forty-two club and the United Daughters of the Confederacy will not hold any meetings until after teh Christmas holidays.
Houston Post, December 16, 1909
Misses Doss and White, county teachers from Wadsworth, are attending the county institute this week.
Mrs. Joe Crawford and little daughter, Eugenia, of Houston are holiday guests of Mrs. Annie Rugeley. Mr. Crawford will spend Christmas Day here.
Miss Annie Laura Holman, who teaches at Dunbar, has been a guest of Judge and Mrs. W. B. Holman.
Miss Fannie Brogdon of Bryan, who has charge of the Van Vleck school, spent the institute week with Mrs. Annie Rugeley.
The sixth annual holiday ball, to be given by the young men, is eagerly looked forward to by local society people and the many visitors who will attend. Over 240 invitations have been sent out to the surrounding cities. A Houston band will furnish the music and the dance will be held at the court house.
Judge and Mrs. W. S. Holman and children will spend the holidays at La Grange.
Mrs. Lydia Kaufman of Palacios was a visitor to Bay City this week.
Miss Marguerite Matteson of Buckeye was a visitor to Bay City on Saturday.
Mrs. C. L. De St. Aubin will entertain a house party of charming young ladies during Christmas week. The personnel of the party includes Misses Steele of Houston, Misses Hinkles of Hinkles Ferry and Miss McNeil of Brazoria.
Mrs. J. F. Lewis has returned from a pleasant stay at Lake Charles and Houston with her daughter, Mrs. Hemil.
Miss Annie J. Hamilton of Matagorda will be the guest of relatives and friends for the holidays.
Mrs. Autry and daughters, Misses Selma and Carmine, of Houston, Miss Jerusha Collins of Galveston and Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Lewis of Houston will be holiday guests of Miss Emma Lewis.
Miss Fannie Brogdon will spend the holidays at her home in Bryan.
Miss Eads of Houston and Miss Sallye Gregory of Van Vleck will be the guests of Miss Emma Lewis for the holiday ball.
Miss Nettie Austin will entertain with a house party for the holiday ball. Her guests include Miss Edna Woodruff of Blessing, Fannie Bell and Annie Laura Houston of Wharton, Lurline Andrews of Wharton, Mrs. Jack Fisher of Markham, Misses Jessie Serrill of Matagorda and Mollie Bell of Glen Flora.
Houston Post, December 26, 1909
Miss Belle Henshaw is spending the holidays in San Antonio, the guest of friends.
Mrs. Annie Rugeley had as her guests for dinner Christmas Day Mr. and Mrs. Joe Crawford and little daughter of Houston, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. De. Aubin and children, and Mr. and Mrs. O. Longino of this city.
Mr. and Mrs. George Williams and daughter, Nola May, spent Christmas in Palacios, the guests of relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Lewis have returned to their home in Houston after a visit with Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Lewis.
Mrs. Ganes Brunner left Wednesday for Markham, where she will spend a few days with friends.
Mrs. Annie Rugeley spent a few days in Houston, the guest of friends, this week.
One of the prettiest weddings of the season occurred Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Cullins, when Miss Lucille Cullins became the wife of Marshall Boney. The reception rooms, where the ceremony was performed, were decorated with ferns, cut flowers and festoons of Southern similax combined with wedding bells. The attendants were: Maid of honor, Miss Lucille Miller, and best man, Omie Eidman. The wedding march was played by Mrs. E. C. Moore. The bride looked her loveliest in her charming gown of white crepe de chine, and carried an arm bouquet of lilies of the valley and ferns. The maid of honor, Miss Miller, was daintily robed in pale blue messaline. During the ceremony, which was performed by Rev. Mr. Morrison of the Baptist church, Mrs. Moore played the "Flower Song." Refreshments of ice cream in heart shape, fruit cake and coffee were served. Only the relatives and intimate friends of the young people were present. The couple left immediately after the ceremony for Houston, Galveston and San Antonio for a short trip. They will return January 5 and occupy their home, which is finished and waiting for them.
Miss Emma Lewis and her guest, Mrs. S. H. Lewis of Houston, spent Monday and Tuesday in Markham, the guests of Mrs. C. B. Fisher.
Miss Nita Hill delightedly entertained the senior class at her home Tuesday evening. Games, music and conversation enlivened the evening, at the close of which dainty refreshments were served.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Garvey of Houston were visitors to Bay City last week.
Miss Nettie Austin returned Wednesday afternoon from Wharton, where she attended the holiday ball given by the young men of this city.
Mrs. I. Pitluk was the guest of relatives and friends in Houston several days last week.
Houston Post, January 1, 1910
Mrs. C. L. St Augin entertained the Forty-two club Tuesday afternoon in honor of her guests, Miss Steele of Houston and Misses Hinkle of Hinkle's Ferry. The reception rooms of Mrs. Aubin's lovely home were tastily decorated with cut flowers and ferns. The score cards were dainty hand-painted butterflies. Six tables were arranged for the guests. The club prize, a dainty hand-painted bonbon dish, was won by Mrs. Pitluk; the guest prize, an elegant silver mounted hat brush, in a cut between Miss Vera Bates and Mrs. Reynolds, was won by Miss Bates, while the booby prize fell to Mrs. H. B. Eidman. At the conclusion of the games Mrs. Aubin, assisted by her charming guests, Miss Steele and Misses Hinkle, served an oyster course consisting of oyster cocktail, celery salad, olives, crackers, wafers and chocolate with whipped cream. Mrs. Aubin's guests on this occasion, besides the club members, included: Mesdames Reynolds, J. Crawford of Houston, Henry Rugeley, P. G. Huston, Seldon Thompson, Misses Vera Bates, Porter and Thompson.
Mrs. George Farmer of Markham royally entertained the Priscilla club Wednesday afternoon, the ladies who are members from Bay City making the trip in automobiles. Mrs. Farmer's elegant home, enhanced with Southern smilax and pot plants, made a pretty setting for the bright gowns of the ladies. Three interesting contests were enjoyed by the ladies, the prizes being won by Mrs. Dantzler and Mrs. Walter McGill. After the contests Mrs. Farmer, in her own hospitable manner, served a delicious three-course luncheon, the menu consisting of creamed oysters on toast, turkey with dressing and cranberry sauce, chicken salad, stalk celery, olives, wafers and coffee. Several guests from among the Markham ladies were present. The ladies going over from Bay City to enjoy this unique hospitality were: Mesdames C. L. Aubin, Vogelsang, L. LeTulle, Henry Rugeley, B. J. Dantzler, Amos Lee, I. Pitluk, G. A. Moore, Chapman, Dr. Smith, Walter Brown, Dr. Rugeley and Walter McGill.
Misses Hinkle of Hinkles Ferry, who have been the charming guests of Mrs. C. L. Aubin, have returned to their home. While in the city they were the recipients of a number of social affairs.
Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Moore entertained Wednesday evening in honor of their daughter, Miss Adele, who is one of the season's most charming debutantes, and their guest, Miss Polly Robertson of Waelder. Cut flowers and fern combined to make a bower of beauty of the reception rooms of this lovely home. Six tables were arranged with "hearts" for the game. The score cards were in heart shape and the decorations of the evening were carried out in this design. The gentlemen's prize, a heart-shaped dish, was won by Miss Porter. The punch table, in a dainty bower of ferns and heart decorations, was presided over by Miss Louis Moore. After the games refreshments of heart-shaped ice cream, heart-shaped cakes and hot coffee were served. Those enjoying Mr. and Mrs. Moore's hospitality were; Misses Grace Keller, Emma Lewis, Louis Hill, Carrie Nuckols, Lula Miller, Eula Simms, Roberta Capps, Porter Finklestein of Hallettsville, Nettie and Zalie Austin, Ibie Sutherland and Messrs. Block, Regan, Courtney, Hugh Keller, Bland, Sowler, Harper, Stinnett, R. R. Lewis, Erickson, Omie Eidman, Grover Moore and Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds.
The Shakespeare club met Monday afternoon with Mrs. Monroe Chapman. This meeting was merely a study meeting, but everyone present thoroughly enjoyed the interesting study of "As You Like It."
The younger society set enjoyed a dance at the Pastime theater building Thursday evening. Those present were: Misses Roberton of Waelder, Steele of Houston, Hinkles of Hinkles Ferry, Finklestein of Hallettsvile, Andrews of Wharton, Matthews of Glen Flora, Jeannette, Zalie and Nettie Austin, Grace Keller, Irene, Minnie and Eula Barber, Emma Lewis, Adele Moore, Carrrie and Clyde Nuckols, Messrs. Harper, Stinnett, Eidman, Serrill, Hugh Keller, Moore, De Verges, Courtney, Schill, Baker and Warren Baker. The chaperons were Mr. and Mrs. Pitluk, Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Dantzler, Mr. and Mrs. Aubin, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Eidman.
Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Dantzler entertained with an informal dinner party Monday evening. The dining table was covered with an elegant drawnwork cover of artistic design, and with its sparkling cut glass and silver presented a pretty scene. Those enjoying the evening were: Misses Steele of Houston, Irene, Minnie and Eula Barber, Emma Lewis and John F. Grant of Galveston, Walter De Verges, R. R. Lewis, George Serrill and Will Grant of Port Arthur.
Mrs. Agnes Brunner left Wednesday for Markham, where she will be the guest of Mrs. Jack Fisher for a few days.
Houston Post, January 16, 1910
Mrs. Annie Rugeley has returned from a month's stay in Houston.
The young ladies of the city gave a return dance to the young men who complimented them with the New Year ball. The dance was an informal affair given at the old Pastime theater building and enjoyed by a number of the young people.
Mr. and Mrs. George Sargent and little daughter, Josie, have been the guests of relatives in our city for several days.
Mrs. Agnes Brunner is the guest of Mrs. Jack Fisher at Markham.
Houston Post, January 23, 1910
The Forty-two club was delightfully entertained Tuesday afternoon by Mrs. Seth Taylor at the residence of Mrs. Ludwig. The score cards were tasty pen and ink sketches, bearing the quotation from Ella Wheeler Wilcox, "Laugh and the world laughs with you." The club prize was won by Mrs. Inglehart and the guest prize by Mrs. Edgar Hawkins.. The guests of the club were Mesdames Agnes Brunner, Reed and Hawkins, Mrs. Fisher and Mrs. Walker, two of the popular members from Markham, enjoyed this meeting. At the conclusion of the games the hostess served a dainty salad course with chocolate.
Mrs. Agnes Brunner has returned from an extended visit to Markham. While in Markham Mrs. Brunner was the recipient of numerous hospitalities.
Misses Sallye Gregory and Fannie Lou Brogdon were week end guests of Miss Irene Barber, coming over from Van Vleck.
Mrs. George Austin and daughters, Misses Nettie and Zalie, accompanied Albert Wadsworth to Matagorda in an automobile route.
Miss Ethel Sutherland, daughter of Mayor Sutherland, has returned from a pleasant visit with Mrs. C. M. Shipman at Lane City.
Miss Polly Robinson, who has been the charming guest of Miss Adele Moore and the honor guest at a number of social affairs, has returned to her home in Waelder.
Mrs. Fisher and Mrs. Jack Walker of Markham are guests of Mrs. Agnes Brunner coming over to enjoy the Forty-two club entertainment on Tuesday afternoon.
The little people have been tiptoe with expectancy for the past two or three days, and Wednesday afternoon their expectations were realized when about fifty of the little people assembled at Mrs. Annie Rugeley's in response to the invitations sent out to attend the birthday party of little Miss Eugenia Crawford. Mrs. Rugeley's home was thrown open to the children, but the bright sunshine lured them all out on the lawn, where childish games were indulged in until the sun began to hide its face behind the Western horizon, and the children, each one selecting a partner, were ushered into the spacious dining room. The table, covered with a snowy cover and decorated with hand-embroidered centerpiece and dollies, with the little tots with their eager faces and bright dresses, presented a lovely sight. The color scheme of pink and white was carried out in the refreshments, which were pink and white and white cake and ice cream. At the end of the table dainty cut glass dishes held pink and white mints, and in the center was an immense white birthday cake, decorated with five pink candles. Many beautiful gifts testified to the popularity of the young honor guest, Miss Eugenia. Mrs. Crawford was assisted in welcoming and entertaining her small guests by Mesdames Roman, Willis, Alexander, Black, Hartman, Pfeffer, Cummings and Rugeley.
The Priscilla club was most delightfully entertained Wednesday afternoon by Mrs. L. LeTulle. The afternoon was an ideal one, and almost the entire membership of the club was present. The election of officers was the most important thing on the program, the following ladies being selected to fill the offices for the ensuing year: President, Mrs. N. M. Vogelsang; vice-president, Mrs. Walter Magill; secretary, Mrs. G. A. Moore; assistant secretary, Mrs. Dantzler, and directress, Mrs. Amos Lee. The dining room of Mrs. LeTulle's home was decorated with ferns and lovely purple violets, and the table with its snowy damask and dainty receptacles of violets made a pretty setting for the dainty two-course luncheon service, the menu consisting of chicken salad, stalk celery, pickles, crackers, potato chips, chocolate, coffee, cake and cheese straws. The guests of the club were Mesdames M. S. Perry and W. D. Wilson.
Admiral Kempff and daughter, who have been with Mrs. Annie Rugeley for several days, have returned to their home in San Francisco, Cal.
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Stiles have returned to their home in Wharton.
Houston Post, January 30, 1910
Miss Mary Vineyard, after a pleasant visit with Miss Eula Sims, returned to her home in Wharton Monday.
Mrs. J. W. Todswer of Houston is visiting relatives and friends this week.
Miss Lula Hill returned from Dallas Thursday.
Miss Will Baxter and children of Houston are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Haynes.
Mrs. and Mrs. Orlo Brown of Concordia, Kan., are visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Magill.
Mrs. Jack Walker of Markham is the guest of Mrs. Fred Brunner.
Miss Callie Metzger, who has been with us for the past two weeks, returned Thursday.
Mrs. J. H. Jones was hostess to the Priscillas Wednesday afternoon.
Houston Post, February 27, 1910
Mrs. Daughterty and daughter of Missouri are visiting Mrs. Edgar L. Hawkins.
Miss Joe Harris returned to Victoria after a pleasant visit with Mrs. Fred Brunner.
Mrs. Ed Savage of Matagorda was the guest of Mrs. C. F. Baker this week.
Miss Emma Lewis returned Sunday from Lake Charles accompanied by her sister, Mrs. Carl Himel, who will spend several months visiting her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. J. F. Lewis.
Mrs. Carl Himel, Misses Lula Hill, Emma Lewis and Mr. Shannon were guests of Miss Roberta Sapps at dinner Monday evening.
Miss Callie Metzger spent Sunday with relatives in Beaumont.
Palacios Beacon, March 13, 1910
Misses Vivian Sargent and Marguerite Hamilton of Matagorda are visiting with Mrs. James Rugeley.
Misses Lizzie and Janie Hawkins, who have been attending school in Sherman, are at home for the summer.
Miss Edna Woodruff of Blessing visited friends here Monday.
Miss Lurline Andrews, who has been the guest of Miss Zalie Austin, has returned to her home in Wharton.
Misses Jeanette and Zalie Austin entertained Thursday evening in honor of Miss Helen Kilbride. The guests were Misses Keller, Miller, Emma Lee Lewis, Loula Hill, Adele Moore, Hazel Grubb, Irene Barber, Minnie Barber, Catherine Cookenboo, Lurline Andrews of Wharton, Misses Hamilton and Sargent of Matagorda; George Serrill, Charles Courtney, Bigelow, Schill, Bloch, Benge, Keller, U. Eidman, F. Willis, Percy Sloan, H. Carter, C. M. Carter, Raymond Cookenboo, Eugene Cookenboo, G. Coston, H. McDonald, Dr. Sholars, Dr. Morton and Albert Wadsworth of Matagorda.
Houston Post, May 19, 19101
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. De Aubin entertained with a midnight luncheon Thursday in compliment to Miss Irby Steele of Houston. The personnel of the party included Misses Hawkins, Lola Blair and Ollie Elmore of Wharton; Messrs. Rowland Rugeley, Will Stinnett and L. J. Lawrence of Houston.
Misses Emma Lee Lewis, Irene Barber, Jeannette Austin and C. M. Carter visited in Markham Sunday, the guests of Mrs. C. B. Fisher.
Miss Eunice Baker is visiting in Matagorda.
Mrs. James Mayfield and family of Van Vleck were guests of Mrs. Ed Kilbride Thursday.
Mrs. J. V. Doubek of Beeville is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Doubek.
Miss Alms Dick of Columbus, Mrs. H. Dunn of Sherman and Misses Anna and Esther Athens of Houston are guests of Miss Eula Simms.
Miss Foster of Shreveport, La., is the guest of the Misses Hawkins.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Holt are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kilbride.
Houston Post, August 7, 1910
Miss Marguerite Hamilton of Matagorda is the guest of Dr. and Mrs. S. R. Sholars.
Miss Nettie Walker of Houston is the guest of Mrs. de Aubin.
Mrs. James Mayfield of Van Vleck and Mrs. Winnie Meyer of Richmond were guests of Mrs. Ed Kilbride Thursday.
Mrs. Stansberry of Wharton is visiting Mrs. S. S. Moore.
Miss Irene Barber will leave Friday for a several weeks' visit in Collegeport and Palacios.
Mrs. D. I. Porter will entertain Thursday afternoon in honor of Miss McFarland of Shreveport.
Miss Ida Franks, who has been the guest of her sister, Mrs. Frank Hawkins, left for her home in San Antonio Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. V. H. Harding of Blessing were guests of friends Thursday.
Miss Vivian Roach of Blessing visited Mrs. C. S. Eidman Tuesday and Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Lewis returned Wednesday after a visit to Palacios.
Houston Post, August 14, 1910
Miss Marion Kuykendall of Kyle is the guest of Mrs. N. M. Vogelsang
Miss McFarland of Shreveport is the guest of Mrs. O. I. Porter.
Mrs. Frank Damon, who has been the guest of Mrs. H. B. Eidman, returned to her home in Brownsville Saturday.
Mrs. Eidman of Houston is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Eidman.
Miss Marguerite Hamilton of Matagorda is visiting Miss Helen Kilbride.
Mrs. Autrey and daughters, Miss Carmen of Houston, were guests of Mrs. R. R. Lewis Friday.
Mrs. James Mayfield of Van Vleck entertained with an informal hop Tuesday evening in honor of Miss Helen Kilbride of Bay City and Robert Darst of Richmond. Those from Bay City enjoying Mrs. Mayfield's hospitality on this occasion were the Misses Hawkins, Austin, Barber, Dell Moore, Grace Keller, Foster and McFarland of Shreveport, Marguerite Hamilton of Matagorda; Messrs. Bigelow, Stinnett, Davant Halladay, Harper, Gaines, Foster, Parker, Rowland Rugeley, Hugh Keller, Ummie Eidman and Robert Vineyard.
Mrs. Jack Walker of Markham, was the guest of Mrs. S. O. Eidman Saturday.
Miss Emma Lewis was hostess to the Forty-two club Friday afternoon. Besides the club members Miss Lewis had as guests Mesdames R. B. White, Harty, McCare, E. L. Hawkins, Sholars of Rochefort, Mrs. Autrey of Houston and Mrs. Fisher of Markham; Misses Minnie Barber, Meta Hawkins, Zalie Austin, Janie Hawkins, Lizzie Hawkins, Dell Moore, Elizabeth Porter, Jeannette Austin, Marguerite Hamilton of Matagorda, Carmine Autrey of Houston, Foster of Shreveport, Regar of Chicago and McFarland of Shreveport. After five interesting games, delicious refreshments of cream and cake were served. Mrs. Fisher of Markham received the guest prize, a beautiful china vase. Mrs. Ludwig won the club prize, a silver olive spoon.
Houston Post, August 21, 1910
C. V. Cabaniss of Markham was in town this morning.
J. L. Logan of Blessing was among the visitors to the city today.
John R. Rowles was in town from Blessing today.
Miss Mildred Taylor returned to her home in San Antonio today after a visit of several weeks with the family of V. L. LeTulle.
R. O. Middlebrook of Matagorda was in town this morning en route to Houston. He says there is nothing doing in the Big Hill sulphur field at present, but that he is looking for the beginning of operations in the near future.
The enrollment on the opening day in the Jefferson Davis High School was 452, against 490 last year. Last year's opening day enrollment was 100 in excess of the attendance on the first day of the previous term. The attendance at the colored school is also considerably less than last year.
The Grand Opera House orchestra has been reorganized, and the members will meet Sunday afternoon the first practice of the season. The organization consists of eleven pieces, as follows: First violin, Prof. Gannon; second violin, Walter Gillette and R. A. Kleska; piano, Mrs. Waldron; cornet, Hayden McDonald; clarionette, Grover Coston; flute, E. Zedler; trombone, Stanley Gillette; base, Z. DeLano; traps, Percy Block. This list includes the pick of the town's musical talent for the instruments named, and the patrons for the Grand will hear some high class music during the coming season.
A letter received by C. L. DeAubin, who is holding down the Wells-Fargo express office here while J. T. Stockton takes his vacation, announces that the genial agent of the carrying corporation has taken unto himself a wife since he left here two weeks ago. Mr. Stockton did not divulge the young lady's name, but stated that "she was an old sweetheart of mine," and added that they were then in New York seeing the sights and enjoying their honeymoon. Neither did he say just when he was likely to bring his wife home.
Matagorda County Tribune, September 9, 1910
BAY CITY, Texas, September 18.--Miss Jessie Mae Serrill of Matagorda is the guest of Miss Jeannette Austin.
Mrs. Martin and Miss Sallie Shannon of San Antonio are guests of Mrs. J. S. Foster.
Miss Mollie Wadsworth, who has been the guest of Mrs. Ed Kilbride returned to her home in Matagorda Friday.
Mrs. R. R. Lewis is visiting in Houston.
Mrs. C. B. Fisher of Markham was the guest of Miss Emma Lee Lewis Thursday.
Mrs. Jack Walker of Markham is visiting Mrs. William Walker.
Miss Lonetta Foster, after a several week's visit with the Miss Hawkins, returned to her home in Shreveport Tuesday.
Mrs. J. F. Lewis is visiting relatives in North Texas.
Miss Helen Kilbride will leave for San Antonio Sunday, to resume her studies at Mulholland's. Miss Kilbride has been complimented with many social affairs during the summer.
Miss McFarland who has been the guest of Mrs. D. I. Porter, returned to her home in Shreveport Tuesday.
Miss Jeanette Austin will have as guests for dinner Saturday evening, Mrs. Dan McClave, Misses Minnie Barber, Zalie Austin, Jessie Mae Serrill, Muta Serrill., Messrs. C. F. Courtney, Geo. Serrill, Will Stinnett and R. Bigelow.
The young men complimented the young ladies with a dance Monday evening. Those present were: Miss Zalie Austin, Helen Kilbride, Hawkins, Serrill, Foster, Keller, Nichols, Capps, Hamilton, Messrs. Vineyard, Eidman, Keller, Kirk, Gaines, Hatch, Foster, Stinnett, De Vant, Hugh Eidman, Mesdames Hugh Eidman, George Austin, Kilbride and Huston.
Houston Post, September 19, 1910
Miss Katie Mae Gillett is visiting friends in Matagorda.
Mrs. Ed Savage of Matagorda is the guest of Mrs. C. F. Baker.
E. F. Higgins of Alpine is the guest of friends.
Miss Minnie Kattmann of Houston is visiting Mrs. R. R. Leins.
Miss Vivian Sargent of Matagorda is the guest of Mrs. Sidney Pearson.
Mrs. S. Thompson was hostess to the Forty-two club Friday afternoon. After five interesting games a delicious salad course was served and the prizes given, Mrs. Kirk Moore winning the club prize. Besides the club members, Mrs. Thompson had as guests Mesdames A. J. Harty, M. G. Klein, de Aubin, J. Crawford, Martin Thompson, de Lano, Jack Walker of Markham, Misses Minnie Kattmann of Houston, Marguerite Rayor of Chicago and Jeannette Austin.
Mrs. Jack Walker, who has been the guest of friends for the past two weeks, returned to her home in Markham Monday.
Houston Post, October 2, 1910
Miss Jessie May Serrill of Matagorda is the guest of the Misses Austin.
Miss Emma Lee Lewis returned Tuesday after a week's visit with relatives in Houston.
Mrs. Will Berg and Mrs. Ed Baker, who have been guests of Mrs. Amos Lee, returned to their home in Matagorda Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. George Serrill are visiting in Palacios and Collegeport.
Mrs. Will Reeves of Victoria is the guest of Miss Loula Hill.
Mrs. Dan McClare was the guest of friends in Matagorda Tuesday and Wednesday.
Mrs. S. O. Eidman and Mrs. H. B. Eidman have returned after a week's visit in Houston with Mrs. V. O. Ford.
Mrs. S. R. Sholars has returned after a visit in Houston and Richmond.
Mrs. James Gillett left Friday for a week's visit in Matagorda.
Those who attended the Barber-Serrill wedding in Houston Thursday, October 20, were Mr. and Mrs. George Austin, H. H. Serrill, Rev. John Sloan, Misses Jessie May Serrill, Jeanette Austin and Julia Austin.
Miss Zalie Austin attended the reception and dance given at the the Woodruff home in Blessing Saturday evening.
Houston Post, October 20, 1910
Miss Mollie Bell Matthews of Glen Flora was the guest of Miss Zalie Austin Wednesday.
Mrs. S. S. Moore is visiting in San Antonio.
Mesdames J. C. Willis and S. O. Eidman visited friends in Markham Tuesday.
Misses Mets, Janie and Lizzie Hawkins entertained the Owls club Wednesday afternoon. After discussing several important subjects, delicious refreshments of chocolate and cake were served. Those present were: Misses Katie May Gillett, Zalie Austin, Dell Moore, Lillie Miller, Carrie Sallee, Ethel Hightower, Grace Keller, Bertha Wallace and Maggie Conger. The club will meet next week with Misses Miller and Hightower.
Mr. and Mrs. George E. Serrill were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Stockton Monday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. John Crawford returned Monday after a several days' visit in Houston.
Miss Eula Simms is visiting friends in Houston.
Mrs. Autrey of Houston is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Richard R. Lewis.
Mrs. Agnes Brunner is visiting in Markham, the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Jack Walker.
Mrs. Richard R. Lewis entertained Thursday afternoon with four tables of whist in compliment to her mother, Mrs.. Autrey of Houston. The color scheme of red and white was prettily carried out in the score cards, and floral decorations. The first prize, a cut glass nappy, was won by Mrs. A. J. Harty. The consolation, a hand-painted dish, by Mrs. Kirk Moore. At the conclusion of the games a delicious salad course was served. Mrs. Lewis was assisted in receiving by Miss Emma Lee Lewis. Those enjoying this delightful hospitality were: Mesdames Swarts, A. J. Harty, Ed Kilbride, Carpenter, Holman, John Gaines, Collins, Ludwig, Moore, Sloan, Wilson, H. Rugeley, Harding of Houston, Misses Regar, Capps and Lewis.
Mr. and Mrs. John Gaines had as guests Tuesday evening, Rev. and Mrs. John Sloan, Mr. and Mrs. George Serrill, Miss Jeanette Austin, Messrs. C. F. Courtney and J. M. Corbett.
Houston Post, November 13, 1910
Mrs. Ike L. Pitluk returned Sunday after a several weeks' visit with relatives in Austin.
Miss Zalie Austin is visiting in Houston, the guest of Miss Carita Green.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Austin returned Thursday after a several days' visit in Houston.
Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Moore, who have been visiting in San Antonio the past week, returned Wednesday.
Mrs. C. F. Baker returned Thursday from Mineral Wells.
Mrs. J. Crawford of Houston is the guest of her mother, Mrs. Annie Rugeley.
Mrs. Martin Thompson visited in Houston Monday and Tuesday.
Mr. Walter Hicks and Miss Ethel Williams will leave for Houston Friday morning.
Misses Bertha Funk, Bertha Boyd and Bessie Pate of Matagorda are guests of the Baker house.
Miss Mollie Bell Matthews of Glen Flora was the guest of Miss Pearl Morton Wednesday.
Miss Marguerite Hamilton of Matagorda is the guest of Mrs. S. R. Sholars.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Sargent and daughter, Mrs. James Rugeley, are visiting in San Antonio.
Miss Anita Hill was the guest of friends in Victoria Wednesday.
N. M. Vogelsang returned Tuesday after a several weeks' visit in Cincinnati. Mr. Vogelsang was accompanied home by his mother, Mrs. C. Vogelsang, who will be his guest during the winter months.
Mrs. J. R. Moore of Kirksville, Mo., is the guest of her son, Earl Moore.
Mrs. D. H. Brasfield was hostess to the Whist club Friday afternoon. The reception rooms were artistically decorated in palms, ferns and cut flowers. At the conclusion of the games, a delicious salad course was served and each guest presented with a souvenir in the shape of a tiny banjo filled with candy. The guest's prize, a souvenir spoon, was won by Miss Adele Moore. Mrs. Brasfield was assisted in receiving by her daughter, Mrs. Earl Moore. Those enjoying this delightful affair were: Mesdames F. Ludwig, McClare, Highbarger, Reynolds, R. R. Lewis, H. B. Eidman, J. W. Todswer, J. T. Stockton, Brooks, Bat Smith, Sholars, Boney, Cullins, De Aubin, Swartz, S. Thompson, F. H. Jones, Whaley Autrey of Houston and Mrs. J. R. Moore of Kirksville, Mo., Misses Meta, Janie and Lizzie Hawkins and Roberta Capps.
Houston Post, November 20, 1910
Mr. Ed Layton of Matagorda was the guest of Mrs. George Austin Saturday.
Mrs. Jack Walker of Markham is the guest of her mother, Mrs. A. Brunner.
Mrs. Victor H. Harding of Blessing is visiting Mrs. W. L. McCamley.
Miss Edna Woodruff of Blessing visited friends here Saturday.
Miss Marguerite Hamilton returned to her home in Matagorda Sunday, after a several weeks' visit with her sister, Mrs. S. R. Sholars.
Miss Kate May Gillett left Thursday for a several days' visit in Houston.
Rev. John Sloan and wife visited in Collegeport Sunday.
Miss May Vineyard returned to her home in Wharton Sunday after a several week' visit with the Misses Hawkins.
Mrs. Maggie Kuykendall of Kyle is the guest of Mrs. N. M. Vogelsang.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Matthews and daughter, Miss Mollie Belle, of Glen Flora visited Miss Pearl Morton Thursday and Friday.
Miss Lula Williams of Palacios was the guest of friends Thursday.
Mrs. James Bruce and Miss Fannie Nolte of Matagorda visited Mrs. Winnie McClave Saturday.
The Owl's club was entertained Wednesday afternoon by Misses Lillie Miller and Ethel Hightower at the home of the former. The members present were Misses Janie Hawkins, Adele Moore, Lizzie Hawkins, Zalie Austin, Meta Hawkins, Maggie Conger, Katie Cookenboo, Carrie Sallee, Grace Keller and Eula Simms.
Miss Emma Lee Lewis entertained at dinner Saturday Mesdames Burke, Walker, Fisher and G. Burke of Markham, Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Lewis of Bay City.
Miss Dora Stoner of Coleman visited with her sister, Mrs. L. E. Selfridge, during fair week.
Miss Gertrude Smith of Brazoria was the guest of Miss Adlee Moore during fair week.
Houston Post, December 4, 1910
Mrs. F. H. Jones and her guest, Miss Scoville, and Miss Irene Hall spent Sunday in Collegeport.
Mrs. Agnes Brunner is visiting in Markham, the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Jack Walker.
Mesdames George Austin and George Serrill visited in Matagorda Wednesday.
Mrs. Winnie B. McClare and Miss Jeannette Austin leave Saturday for a visit in San Antonio.
Miss Emma Lee Lewis had as dinner guests Sunday Misses Harriett Bryan and Zalie Austin; Messrs. Will Stinnett, James Lewis of Markham and Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Lewis.
Mr. and Mrs. George Austin had as guests Thursday evening Mr. and Mrs. William E. Austin, Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Moore and Mrs. Annie Hensel of New York.
The Owls club was charmingly entertained Wednesday afternoon by Miss Bertha Wallace at the home of her sister, Mrs. A. S. Collins.
Misses Elmore and Brooks of Wharton were guests of the Misses Hawkins Wednesday.
Miss Emma Lee Lewis had as her guest Wednesday, Mrs. C. B. Fisher of Markham.
Houston Post, January 29, 1911
Mrs. Jack Walker of Markham is the guest of her mother, Mrs. Agnes Brunner.
Mrs. Dan McClave returned from San Antonio Monday.
The Owls met with Miss Maggie Conger Wednesday afternoon. Delicious candies were served during the meeting and at 5 o'clock the guests repaired to Stinnett's where dainty refreshments awaited them.
Jim Lewis and Mrs. Agnes Brunner of Markham were in Bay City Saturday.
Miss Gartrell is the guest of her brother, L. J. Gartrell and wife.
Mrs. Emmett Lee Perry entertained with four tables of whist Monday afternoon complimentary to Miss Scoville of Indiana. A delicious salad course, followed with ices, was served. Those enjoying Mrs. Perry's hospitality were Misses Scoville of Indiana, Irene Hall; Mesdames James Mayfield of Van Vleck, Meyers of Richmond, Holman, Gaines, A. A. Moore and Wickham.
Mrs. James Mayfield of Van Vleck and Mrs. Winnie Myers of Richmond were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kilbride this week.
Young C. Burkhart and sister of California were here Wednesday.
Leslie Cookenboo and Miss Zalie Selkirk Austin spent Sunday in Matagorda with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. John Reynolds and Miss Adele Moore have returned from Marlin.
Mrs. S. R. Sholars has as guests her mother, Mrs. Hamilton, and sister, Miss Marguerite Hamilton, of Matagorda.
Mr. and Mrs. Holt are with their daughter, Mrs. Edward Kilbride.
Mrs. Z. E. Scofield entertained for her son Freddie Wednesday from 5 to 7 p. m.
The Owls will entertain their young men friends Friday evening with an auto party and supper.
Mr. and Mrs. Grover C. Tippins autoed to Lane City Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Preston Tippins were guests of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Tippins Monday.
Houston Post, February 12, 1911
Miss Ruth Gordon of Missouri is with her sister, Mrs. J. B. Caverly.
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Wadsworth of Matagorda and Mrs. J. M. Andrews of Wharton visited here Wednesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Walker, Mrs. Fisher, Mr. Burke and Jim Lewis of Markham were here.
Mr. and Mrs. James Mayfield of Van Vleck visited here Wednesday.
Mrs. S. S. Moore will entertain the Forty-two club Friday afternoon from 3:30 to 6.
Miss Jessie May Serrill of Matagorda was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. George Serrill Wednesday evening.
Miss Sallie Middlebrook of Matagorda is the guest of Miss Ibbie Sutherland.
Mrs. J. M. Barker and little son of Houston are the guests of T. J. Poole, Jr.
Mrs. Ed Layton of Matagorda was Mr. and Mrs. George Austin's guest Wednesday.
Mrs. S. S. Moore was the charming hostess to the Whist club Friday afternoon. Heart being trumps, were also the feature of decorations. The idea was beautifully carried out in reception hall, parlor and library. Five games were played, at the conclusion of which Miss Lizzie Hawkins was the recipient of a beautiful hand-painted plate as first prize, Mrs. Annie Henzel of New York received the guest prize, a heart-shaped cut glass tray, and Mrs. Jim Keller was consoled with a heart-shaped sunshine cake. A delicious two-course luncheon was served consisting of browned oysters, heart sandwiches, stuffed olives, pickles and lettuce and ices with dainty heart-shaped cakes. Mrs. Moore had as guests the club members and Mesdames A. D. Thompson, I. L. Pitluk, George Serrill, Cochran Willis, S. Eidman, Stowers of St. Louis, Annie Henzel of New York, Clements, Phillips, Taylor and Annie Rugeley.
Mrs. W. H. Homan delightfully entertained a number of friends at whist Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. Ed Kilbride entertained with cards Friday evening.
Mrs. Fannie P. Hamilton of Matagorda is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. George Austin.
The "Cinch" club entertained the gentlemen Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. Annie Rugeley.
Miss Emma Lewis visited in Markham Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Todswer are in Houston this week.
Miss Paula Huebner was up in her new Hupmobile Wednesday.
Mrs. Jim Inglehart of Matagorda, who has been the guest of her sister, Mrs. W. C. Carpenter, returned to her home Thursday.
Misses Lely Miller, Ethel Hightower and Carrie Sally were hostesses to the "Owls' club" Wednesday.
Houston Post, February 26, 1911
Bay City, Texas, March 14.--H. A. Clapp of Collegeport, secretary of the Mid-Coast Industrial congress, attended the farmers' conference at San Benito last Thursday. While there Mr. Clapp had a talk with Mr. Yoakum and Traffic Manager Doherty of the Frisco system, and gathered from these gentlemen the promise to give Bay City the next conference if Bay City wants it. He assured the Frisco officials that Bay City would be only too glad to have the conference and that we would make preparations to entertain 1000 people.
The matter will be placed before the Business league and every effort to make Bay City the next meeting place for the conference as well as to royally entertain the crowd which is sure to come, will be made.
Houston Post, March 15, 1911
Bay City, Texas, April 14.--At the request of J. S. Doughterty, chairman
of the immigration conference, which is to be held in Houston on April
26, Judge W. S. Holman has appointed the following delegation from
Houston Post, April 15, 1911
Mrs. Annie Rugeley left Wednesday for a visit in San Antonio.
Mr. and Mrs. Holt of Van Vleck are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kilbride.
Mrs. Jack Walker of Markham is visiting her mother, Mrs. A. Brunner.
Miss Kate Rugeley of Wharton is the guest of Mrs. S. Pearson.
Mrs. Charles Duller of Blessing visited friends Wednesday.
Mrs. Oscar Ziegenhals, Misses Katie Mae Gillette, Bertha Wallace and Stanley Gillette were guests of Mrs. W. A. Matthews of Caney Wednesday evening.
The Priscillas were entertained by Mrs. W. Magill Wednesday evening.
Miss Zalie Austin was hostess to the Owls club Wednesday afternoon.
Mrs. Minne B. McClare and Mrs. A. Brunner had as guests for dinner Thursday evening Misses Emma Lee Lewis, Jeannette and Zalie Austin; Messrs. Whittington, Bigelow, Halliday, Gaston, Osborne, Hait, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Stockton, Messrs. Hammond and Lochridge. The table was beautiful in Easter decorations. After the dinner hour music and conversation ended this most delightful hospitality.
Miss Ida B. Holman and Miss Alice Holman of Weimar are guests of Judge and Mrs. William Holman.
Houston Post, April 16, 1911
Mrs. Ella Partain of Midfields is the guest of Mrs. W. M Vogelsang.
Mrs. E. L. Perry visited in Huntsville this week.
Miss Emma Leins [Lewis?] left Sunday for a several days' visit in San Antonio.
Miss Maggie Conger entertained the Owls' club Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. Woodruff of Blessing with his son and two daughters attended the Episcopal service Easter Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Walker of Markham were guests of Mr. and Mrs. William Walker Sunday.
Mrs. C. B. Fisher of Markham was the guest of Mrs. A. Brunner Sunday.
Mrs. Hamilton of Matagorda is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. S. R. Sholars.
Mr. and Mrs. Vance Duncan of Eagle Lake left Thursday afternoon after a several days' visit with Mr. and Mrs. J. Corbett.
Mrs. James F. Perry of Perry Landing is visiting Mrs. A. A. Moore.
The Bay City Choral club held a very interesting meeting at the Grand opera house Wednesday afternoon.
Miss Carmen Autrey of Houston will be the guest of her sister, Mrs. Richard R. Lewis, Sunday.
Mrs. W. C. Williams of Palacios visited relatives Tuesday.
Miss Pearl Fulcrod of Houston was the guest of Mrs. William Holland Sunday and Monday.
Houston Post, April 23, 1911
Mrs. Annie Rugeley returned last week after a month's visit in San Antonio.
Mrs. Tom Williams and little daughter of St. Louis are guests of Mrs. John W. White.
Miss Jessie May Serrill of Matagorda visited the Misses Austin Saturday.
Mrs. S. S. Moore returned Thursday after a several weeks' visit in San Antonio.
Mr. and Mrs. George Serrill visited relatives in Matagorda Saturday.
Mrs. Winnie McClare will leave Sunday for a week's visit in Houston.
Mrs. E. C. Moore entertained the Whist club Friday afternoon.
Mrs. Highbarger will entertain the Forty-two club Friday afternoon of next week.
Miss Emma Lee Lewis was the guest of friends in Markham Sunday.
Mrs. and Mrs. J. F. Holt of Van Vleck were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kilbride Saturday.
Misses Meta, Jamie and Lizzie Hawkins returned Wednesday after a several days' visit in Wharton.
Miss Katie May Gillett was hostess to the Owls' club Wednesday afternoon.
Houston Post, May 7, 1911
From Saturday’s Daily:
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Byars yesterday a fine 10-pound girl.
Harvey Nuckols of Corpus Christi, is in the city visiting relatives.
Mr. Sam LeTulle, who is attending the A. and M. College is here on his vacation.
J. C. Willis autoed to Houston yesterday and spent the day in the metropolis on business.
Rev. John Sloan left this morning for Matagorda where he will hold services tomorrow.
Miss Thelma Dreyling, of Houston, is in the city visiting her friend, Miss Eunice Baker.
Mrs. S. O. Eidman is visiting in Houston this week, going over yesterday via auto.
Col. Jno. M. Simpson, of Dallas, spent yesterday and this morning in the city having come up from his ranch yesterday to be present at the hearing before Major Howell.
Mrs. Winnie McClave returned last Tuesday night after a two weeks’ visit with relative in Houston. She was accompanied by her cousin, Miss Thelma Dreyling who will spend the summer here.
Mrs. C. L. de St. Aubin will leave tomorrow to join her husband in Port Arthur. The departure of this estimable family from our midst is a source of the keenest regret on the part of the entire citizenship of Bay City.
Major Howell is a good listener, and it is usually the case that “still water runs deep.” We trust the Major’s recommendations to his department will result in the long-hoped-for improvement of the Colorado, and the consequent relief for the anxious ones along the stream.
W. E. Green stated to the Tribune man this morning that he will leave here tomorrow and will go to Port Arthur to make arrangements to move his family in about two weeks. Mr. Green and his family are well-known in Bay City and have many friends who will regret their departure exceedingly.
Mr. Geo. B. Culver, of Matagorda spent the day in Bay City yesterday and while here, incidentally, told Uncle Sam through Major Howell that we had the money if the United States did not with which we might improve the Colorado river channel. Mr. Culver is one of the country builders and is doing a splendid work for his section of the county as well as lending splendid aid to the other portions when his services are needed.
Mr. John J. Raezer, of Houston, is in the city and made a statement in the proceedings held by Major Howell yesterday. Mr. Raezer is well posted on all current events as well as being a good statistician on the crop situation.
From Monday’s Daily:
Mr. G. R. Tillman and wife who have been spending the past two months in Lockhart, Red Rock and Smithville with relatives returned to the city Saturday.
County Treasurer Arthur Collins informed us Saturday that Mr. N. M. Vogelsang and family had stopped in San Antonio and would sojourn there a month before going on the Alpine.
Mr. Bruce Wallace, a prominent citizen of El Campo, accompanied by his wife spent the day yesterday in the city with Mr. Wallace’s mother. They made the trip via auto and returned last evening.
City Engineer A. R. Leckie paid Brazoria county a visit of three or four days duration last week. He said the crops all looked very well, but were in no wise, ahead of ours that he could see.
Mr. H. N. Burditt, a prosperous farmer of La Ward, Jackson county, spent Saturday in Bay City on business. Mr. Burditt says the crops in his vicinity look fairly well and the indications are exceptionally good for a fine crop this fall.
From Tuesday’s Daily:
D. L. Gable, a Dallasite, was here Sunday, transacting some business.
George S. Moore, came over from Francitas and spent Sunday here.
W. M. Osman, a San Antonio citizen, was here Sunday and Monday.
P. T. Tipps, a Beaumont citizen, paid our city a visit Sunday.
J. P. Rice, of Joplin, Mo., was here Sunday and Monday on business.
J. R. Davis, of Helo, Texas, was in the city on business Sunday and Monday.
F. A. Davis, of Everett, Mass., was a business visitor to Bay City yesterday.
D. B. Cherry, a Houstonian, was a business visitor to Bay City the first of the week.
Dr. and Mrs. Henry Rugeley left this morning for Corpus Christi where they will spend sometime recuperating.
Dr. Abney left Sunday for Waco, where he has an important business engagement. He will be gone for ten days or longer.
T. M. Howard, a former citizen of Bay City, but now of San Benito, is in the city. He was joined here by his brother, O. J. Howard, of Eagle Lake.
B. R. Ellwood, of Colorado Springs, Colo., is in Bay City and has identified himself with the Matagorda County Development Company. Mr. Ellwood has traveled considerably over the country and says he considers this section the cream of all he has seen.
Wilbur Goodman, of Houston, representing the Southwestern Farmer spent yesterday and today in the city on business connected with his publication. Mr. Goodman comes from Michigan to Texas and has had much experience as a land holder in South Dakota and Iowa. He said that this part of Texas is far ahead of anything he ever saw in possibilities, and that its future is very bright indeed.
Oscar Thurston spend Sunday here from Buckeye.
John Roberson, a Buckeye business man was here Sunday.
Roy Bamer, of Buckeye, spent Sunday in Bay City.
Miss Ethel Gorman, of Palestine, visited in the city Sunday. She was registered at the Nuckols.
Rev. L. E. Selfridge left this morning for Matagorda where he will fill his regular appointment at the Presbyterian church.
Roy Tanquary, of Midfield, visited Bay City yesterday on business.
The Matagorda County Tribune, June 2, 1911
Miss Jessie May Serrill of Matagorda was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. George Serrill Wednesday.
Misses Meta and Janie Hawkins returned Friday after a several days' visit in Houston.
Mrs. S. O. Eidman is visiting in Houston.
Misses Emma Lee Leins and Jeanette Austin were guests of Mrs. Winnie Baker McClare for dinner Wednesday evening.
Mrs. G. A. Moore, assisted by her daughter Laurellie, entertained Tuesday evening in honor of Miss Marian and Ralph Jones, who leave Thursday for their home in Collegeport.
Miss Helen Kilbride will entertain Thursday evening with a dance in honor of her guest, Miss Charlotte Blessie, of Eagle Pass.
Quite a number of young people from Bay City enjoyed an informal dance at Mrs. Huebner's country home Wednesday evening.
Miss O. J. Doubek, returned Friday night after a several days' visit in Houston.
Mr. and Mrs. V. H. Doubek and little daughter Alma and Miss Zalie Austin leave Sunday for a several months' visit in New Mexico.
Mrs. Charles Baker is the guest of friends in Matagorda.
Houston Post, June 4, 1911
Miss Helen Kilbride returned Wednesday, after several days visit with Miss Hamilton of Matagorda.
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Layton of Matagorda were guests of Mrs. George Austin Tuesday.
Mrs. Kirk Moore and Miss Willie McCauley returned Thursday, after several weeks visit in San Antonio.
Miss Sue Hairston of San Antonio is visiting Mrs. Martin Thompson.
Miss Ike Keith of Waco is the guest of Miss Lizzie Hawkins.
Mrs. Kraft Eidman of Liberty Hill is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bates.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Stinnett returned Tuesday, after visiting in New Orleans and Houston.
Miss Carmen of Autrey of Houston is the guest of Mrs. R. R. Lewis.
Mrs. Haynes of St. Louis is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. White.
Mrs. Carl Himel and Miss Emma Lee Lewis spent Sunday in Markham as guests of Mrs. C. B. Fisher.
Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Byars left Wednesday for their home in Mexico.
Dr. and Mrs. T. C. Brooks, Mrs. Winnie McClave and Miss Jeannette Austin were guests of Miss Callie Metzger Sunday evening for diner and a delightful auto ride.
Mr. and Mrs. George Serrill visited in Matagorda Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. Kate Moore is visiting in Palacios.
One of the loveliest weddings which it has been Bay City's good fortune to witness in many days was that of J. H. Hauck of Valley Falls, Kan., and Miss Belle Huebner, which took place last Wednesday evening at 2:15 o'clock at St. Mark's Episcopal Church.
The church in which this happy event took place was beautifully and profusely decorated in green and roses and trailing vines, lending it a most pleasing and artistic appearance and harmonizing delightfully with the occasion as a whole.
The sacred ceremony which made the happy pair as one was performed by Rev. John Sloan, priest in charge of the St. Mark's parish church, and it was a beautifully delivered ceremony and impressive.
The attendants were Mrs. Walter Brown, matron of honor, Misses Ada and Paula Huebner, Miss Taylor and Miss Lois Moore, maids, with Willideen Brown and Lucille Gaines as flower girls.
Mr. Legler of Valley Falls, Kan., was best man on this occasion, and sang "O Promise Me." Mr. Legler has a magnificent voice, which filled the church with its cadence and delighted his hearers.
Reginald Berrien White sang "I Love You Truly" in a most exquisite manner. Both were accompanied by Mrs. Edgar Hawkins.
After these delightful renditions the bridal march was formed. The beautifully dressed flower girls came first then the maids, who were attired in handsome pink gowns and large white picture hats, and carrying Mary Antoinette baskets of pink roses and ferns. The bride, on the arm of her father, followed, gowned in handsome white satin with elaborate lace garniture and seed pearl trimmings, carrying a shower bouquet of Bride roses.
The groom was escorted to the altar by his best man. Both were attired in the customary conventional black dress suits.
After the ceremony the bridal party repaired immediately to the home of the bride, where followed an informal reception. Here a pink and white color scheme throughout the home was carried out. From the chandelier in the dining room a basket pendant held the ribbons holding the thimble, ring and dime, drawn as each cut cake, the cards within containing good wishes and prophesies for those not lucky enough to draw something.
After the reception the couple left over the Brownsville road for Valley Falls where a handsomely appointed home awaits them.
Houston Post, July 2, 1911
Miss Louise Hill is visiting in St. Louis.
Mrs. Will Stinnett returned Saturday after a week's visit in Houston.
Mrs. C. B. Fisher of Markham was the gust of Mrs. J. F. Lewis Saturday.
Mrs. S. S. Moore is the guest of friends in San Antonio.
Mrs. G. Ludwig and Miss Marie Ludwig are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ludwig.
Mrs. V. H. Doubek returned Monday after a several days' visit in Matagorda.
Miss Grace Pierce of Palacios was the guest of Miss Frances Poole Tuesday.
Miss Catherine Poole returned Monday after a week's visit with Miss Charlotte Jones of Collegeport.
Rev. and Mrs. John Sloan were guests of Theo. Smith and family in Collegeport Sunday and Monday.
Misses Jeanette and Zalie Austin were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Austin Clapp in Collegeport Sunday.
Mrs. Fred Brunner delightfully entertained Thursday afternoon with a forty-two party in compliment to her guest, Mrs. J. Maynor of Birmingham, Ala. After the games a fruit salad course was served and the prizes given, Mrs. Brasfield receiving a hand embroidered centerpiece and Mrs. Maynor a hand-embroidered lunch cloth. The invited guests were: Mesdames Brasfield, A. J. Harty, S. O. Eidman, Ludwig, Pitluk, Swartz, Stowers, Himel of Lake Charles, La., S. Thompson, Pence, E. C. Moore, Ragor of Chicago, Walker of Markham, Willis and Emmett Perry.
Houston Post, August 20, 1911
Miss Laura Murchison of San Antonio is the guest of Miss Jeannette Austin.
Mrs. Emmet Perry had as guests for dinner Friday evening Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Peareson of Richmond and Mr. and Mrs. James Mayfield of Tanglewylde.
Mrs. Harry Austin Clapp of Collegeport is the guest of George Austin and family.
Miss Helen Holt Kilbride complimented Misses Euarda and Mattie Talbot of San Antonio with an informal reception Thursday afternoon. A flower contest and musical program afforded much pleasure, the prize, a dainty hand-painted pin, being worn by Miss Grace Keller. Two delicious courses were served, the first a salad course, the latter fruit gelatine and cream. The guests were: Misses Zalie Austin, Grace Keller, Tillie Miller, Mamie Thompson Huddlestone of Cleburne, Louise Wortham of Gainesville, Katie May Gillett, Shirley Carter, Catherine Cookenboo.
Mrs. S. Reichman of Hallettsville is visiting Mrs. Henry Swartz.
Miss Lucy Yerxa of Buckeye was the guest of friends Wednesday.
Misses Irene and Eula Barber returned to their home in Houston Wednesday after a week's visit with Mr. and Mrs. George Serrill.
Miss Helen Kilbride had as guests for dinner Wednesday evening Miss Louise Wortham of Gainesville, Carol Gaines, Hugh Keller, Emmie Eidman and Robbie Darst of Richmond.
Miss Blanch Bettison of Houston visited Mrs. Amos Lee Thursday.
Dr. and Mrs. S. R. Sholars are visiting in Orange.
Houston Post, August 27, 1911
Mrs. John Crawford entertained a number of her friends with whist Thursday afternoon. Those present were: Mesdames Reynolds, Pitluk, H. B. Eidman, P. G. Huston, S. Thompson, James Keller, W. Stinnett, Rex White, Taylor, Ludwig, Stowers, Brasfield, Reed, Boney, Earl Moore, James Sutherland, Swartz, Stockton and Mrs. Reichman of Hallettsville.
Miss Louise Wortham, who has been the guest of Mrs. W. D. Wilson, returned to her home in Gainesville Monday.
Mrs. C. B. Fisher of Markham was the guest of Mrs. Carl Himel Friday and Saturday.
Mrs. Harry Austin Clapp returned to her home in Collegeport Saturday after a week's visit to George Austin and family.
Miss Zalie Austin spent Thursday in Matagorda, the guest of Mrs. Ed Layton.
Houston Post, September 3, 1911
Mrs. George Serrill is visiting in Matagorda.
Dr. and Mrs. S. R. Sholars returned Tuesday after spending several weeks with relatives in Orange.
Mrs. A. Lincon, who has been the guest of Mrs. Martin Thompson, left for her home in Wharton Monday.
Mrs. Ragor, Mrs. A. J. Harty and Miss Marguerite Ragor returned from Galveston Tuesday where they have been guests of the Galvez for the past week.
Miss Laura Murchison, who has been the guest of Miss Jeannette Austin, returned to her home in San Antonio Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Corbett returned Wednesday after a several weeks' visit in Virginia.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Austin Clapp of Collegeport, who have been the guests of George Austin and family, left for Port O'Connor Wednesday to attend the Midcoast congress.
Mrs. J. W. Gaines delightfully entertained the young society set Wednesday evening in honor of Miss Rachel Peden of Houston and and Pierce Gaines, who leaves Monday for Virginia where he will enter college. After contests and various games delicious ice cream and cake were served. Those enjoying this charming hospitality were Misses Helen Kilbride, Ruth Keller, Shirley Carter, Catherine Poole, Louella Baker, Gladys Moore, Ola Lee Wright, Mabel Kennedy, Grace Moore, Stella Sutherland, Daisy Cookenboo, Annie Lu Gillett, Lois Moore; Messrs. Carroll Gaines, George Sutherland, Sammy LeTulle, Joe Milner, Leslie Cookenboo, Carol Cookenboo, Sherman Baker, Henry Lee and Harol Carter.
Mr. and Mrs. George Austin, Mr. and Mrs. V. H. Doubek, Misses Laura Murchison of San Antonio, Zalie Austin, Jeannette Austin, Julia Austin, Messrs. James Rugeley, R. T. Bigelow and E. Highley went to Matagorda via auto Sunday evening where they enjoyed an oyster supper, returning home by moonlight.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Robbins left Thursday for a several months' visit to Virginia.
Mrs. R. G. Kleska returned Thursday after a week's visit in Houston.
Houston Post, September 10, 1911
Miss Mattie Bess Loeder of Mexia is the guest of Miss Katie May Gillett.
Miss Adele Moore returned Tuesday after a week's visit in Waelder.
Miss Helen Kilbride visited friends in Matagorda Wednesday.
Mrs. W. M. Holland and family are at home after spending several months in Colorado.
Mrs. Rex. B. White was the guest of Mrs. C. B. Fisher in Markham Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Mamie Walker was hostess to the "Forty-two club" Friday afternoon.
Mrs. Goodwin Sterne and daughter, Miss Rose of Matagorda, are guests of Mrs. J. M. Corbett.
Miss Eula Sims was hostess to the Owls' club Wednesday afternoon. Those present were Misses Mattie Bess Loeder of Mexia, Katie May Gillett, Zalie Austin, Lillie Miller, Catherine Cookenboo, Carrie Sallee, Maggie Conger and Adele Moore.
Thursday, September 21, the Bay City Choral club will renew work in earnest for their first concert in December.
Mrs. Thomas Lewis entertained Wednesday evening in honor of Mrs. Frank A. Hervey of Houston. Mrs. Hervey returned to Houston Thursday after several social pleasures. Mrs. A. A. Moore entertained in her honor Tuesday evening and Mrs. E. L. Perry gave a luncheon for her Wednesday.
Houston Post, September 17, 1911
Mrs. F. Holt of Tanglewylde was the guest of Mrs. Ed Kilbride Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Clapp of Collegeport were guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Austin Monday.
Mrs. Rayn, who has been the guest of Mrs. A. J. Hartly, returned to her home in Chicago last week.
Mrs. Jack Walker of Markham was the guest of Mrs. Fred Brunner Sunday.
Miss Emma Lee Lewis returned last week after a month spent in Colorado.
Mrs. Sargent and Mrs. James W. Rugeley have returned after several week' visit in Mineral Wells.
Mrs. B. J. Dantzler of Alpine is the guest of Mrs. George Serrill.
Mrs. Winnie Baker McClave returned Sunday after spending the summer in Mineral Wells and Colorado.
Mrs. G. Smith and son, Merrill, of Galveston are guests of Mrs. Smith's parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. K. Keller.
Mrs. Hamilton and Miss Marguerite Hamilton of Matagorda are guests of Dr. and Mrs. S. R. Sholars.
Mrs. S. S. Moore returned Sunday after a six weeks' visit in San Antonio.
Miss Zalie Austin entertained the Owls' club Wednesday. After a delightful afternoon spent in making plans for a series of "jolly evenings" during the winter, the guests were asked into the dining room, where a delicious lunch was served from a prettily appointed table. Those present were: Misses Eula Simms, Grace Keller, Maggie Conger, Catherine Cookenboo, Lillie Miller, Bertha Wallace, Carrie Salley, Dell Moore and Catherine Gillett.
Mrs. J. R. Reynolds entertained with dancing Friday evening in honor of her guests, the Misses Jarrell of Belton. Fruit punch was served during the dances and at the conclusion a dainty ice course. Those enjoying this delightful hospitality were: Misses Carrie Salley, Catherine Cookenboo, Cathryn Poole, Zalie Austin, Catherine Gillette, Lois Moore, Gladys Moore, Grace Moore, Lou Ella Baker, Dell Moore, Lizzie Hawkins, Janie Hawkins, Grace Keller and Mrs. Will Stinnett; Messrs. Will Stinnett, Gene Cookenboo, Carroll Cookenboo, Ed McKelvey, U. Eidman, Carrol Gaines, Sutherland Reddin, H. Carter, F. Thompson, W. McKelvey, Hugh Keller, Foster, Lee, Baker, J. C. Lewis and Perry Moore.
Mrs. George Edward Serrill was hostess to the Bridge club Wednesday afternoon. After the usual number of games a delicious lunch was served, consisting of deviled crabs, Saratoga flakes, Waldorf salad, sandwiches, olives and iced tea. The club members present were: Mesdames A. J. Harty, J. Corbett, Kilbride, Mayfield, J. Gaines, W. D. Wilson, P. G. Huston, Seldon Thompson, S. R. Sholars, J. Keller and I. L. Pitluk. The guests were Mrs. B. J. Dantzler of Alpine and Miss Marguerite Ragor of Chicago.
Mrs. Carl Himel and Miss Emma Lee Lewis were guests of Mrs. C. B. Fisher in Markham Sunday.
On last Friday a beautifully appointed luncheon was given by Mrs. Andrew J. Harty in compliment to her mother, Mrs. E. Ragor of Chicago. The table was lovely in American Beauty roses, cut glass and silver. Five courses were served, after which the guests were invited into the spacious music room to indulge in a game of bridge. Mrs. Rex. B. White, making the highest score, was presented with cut glass knife rests. Those enjoying this charming hospitality were: Mesdames Ike L. Pitluk, J. Corbett, T. Brooks, Ed Kilbride, James Mayfield, Emmett Perry, T. Pearson of Richmond, Goodwin Sterne of Matagorda, Rex B. White and Miss Marguerite Ragor of Chicago.
Misses Cathryn Poole and Lois Moore were guests of friends in Houston last week.
Houston Post, October 1, 1911
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Clapp of Collegeport were guests of Mrs. George Austin Friday.
Mrs. Jack Walker of Markham is the guest of Mrs. Fred Brunner.
Mrs. Minnie Baker McClare returned Sunday after a week's visit in Houston.
Mr. and Mrs. George Edward Serrill celebrated the first anniversary of their marriage with a 6 o'clock dinner Friday evening. Their guests on this delightful occasion included Mr. and Mrs. George Austin and Mrs. B. J. Dantzler of Alpine.
Mrs. John W. Gaines entertained the ladies of the Eastern Star Monday afternoon in honor of Miss Posey of Brownwood. Those present were: Mesdames Winnie McClare, Walter Brown, H. B. Eidman, J. R. Reynolds; Misses Essie Bell and Eula Sims.
Houston Post, October 22, 1911
Mrs. Emmit Perry visited Angleton last week.
Miss Allie Hall of Wharton is visiting Misses Hawkins.
Miss Minnie Phillips of Matagorda visited Thelma Moore last week.
Mrs. Jack Walker and Mrs. Fisher of Markham visited the city last week.
Mrs. S. R. Sholars is visiting her mother, Mrs. F. P. Hamilton at Matagorda.
Mrs. Seamon Eidman returned home last Sunday after spending the week at Houston.
Mrs. Carter and daughter, Miss Shirley, returned home Monday after spending the past week in Houston.
Mrs. B. H. Brasfield returned home from Collegeport Monday after spending several days with Mrs. B. H. Hurd.
Mrs. J. C. Williams returned home last Sunday after spending the week in Houston visiting her sister, Mrs. R. C. Duff.
Galveston Daily News, November 26, 1911
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Duller of Blessing were guests of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Gaines carnival week.
Miss Vivian Sargent of Matagorda was the guest of Mrs. J. Cookenboo Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Layton of Matagorda were guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Austin during carnival week.
Misses Laurie Huston, Ollie Elmore, Nannie Mae Brooks and Allie Hall of Wharton were guests of Miss Lizzie Hawkins Thursday.
Miss Jessie Mae Serrill returned to her home in Matagorda Monday after a several days' visit to Mr. and Mrs. George Serrill.
Mrs. C. B. Fisher of Markham was the guest of Miss Emma Lee Lewis last week.
Miss May Vineyard of Wharton was the guest of Miss Janie Hawkins Friday.
Mrs. Jack Walker returned to her home in Markham Sunday after a week's visit to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brunner.
Mrs. Fannie Hamilton and Miss Marguerite Hamilton of Matagorda were guests of Dr. and Mrs. S. R. Sholars last week.
Miss Helen Beadle of Buckeye attended the carnival ball Thursday evening.
Mrs. J. Corbett was hostess to the Bridge club Wednesday afternoon.
Two dances during carnival week were heartily enjoyed by the young people of Bay City and nearby towns.
Mrs. Rex H. White returned Saturday after a few days' visit in Houston.
Mrs. Ed Baker and Mrs. Will McNabb of Matagorda were guests of Mrs. Amos Lee during carnival week.
Houston Post, December 17, 1911
Mrs. Edna Woodruff of Blessing was the guest of Mrs. Victor Harding Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. George Austin spent Friday in Houston.
Mr. and Mrs. Percy A. Sloan of Dallas are guests of their parents, Rev. and Mrs. John Sloan.
Mrs. B. A. Ryman of Matagorda was the guest of Mrs. J. Gillett Thursday.
Miss Emma Lee Lewis spent Sunday in Markham, the guest of Mrs. C. B. Fisher.
Miss Helen Kilbride is at home for the holidays.
Misses Irene and Eula Barber of Houston are guests of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Serrill.
Mrs. Will Bery has returned to her home in Matagorda after an extended visit in Houston and Bay City.
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Baker returned Saturday evening after several weeks spent in Houston.
Mrs. A. J. Harty was hostess to the Bridge club Wednesday evening. Mrs. James Mayfield captured the club prize, a crystal and silver jar. The gentlemen's prize, gold buttons, fell to W. D. Wilson. Those enjoying the hospitality were: Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kilande [Kilbride?], Mr. and Mrs. S. Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. James Mayfield, Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Huston, Mr. and Mrs. Ike Pitluk, Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Huston, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Hawkins, Dr. and Mrs. Sholars, Mrs. Rex B. White, V. Harding, C. M. Carter, A. J. Harty and Miss Razor.
Mrs. E. C. Razor of Chicago is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Harty and Miss Marguerite Razor.
Houston Post, December 24, 1911
Misses Alice Archer and Jennie Vineyard of Houston were guests of Miss Emma Lewis for the ball Friday evening.
Misses Marguerite Hamilton and Vivian Sargent were guests of Mrs. J. Cookenboo Friday.
Dr. and Mrs. S. R. Sholars are visiting in Orange.
Mrs. P. G. Huston is visiting in Richmond.
Mr. and Mrs. George Serrill returned Tuesday after a several days' visit in Matagorda.
Miss Grace Pierce of Palacios is visiting Miss Annie Lou Gillett.
Miss Dorothy Kuykendall of Kyle has been the guest of Misses Grace and Lois Moore the past week.
Mrs. William Austin returned Tuesday after a week's visit in San Antonio.
Mrs. G. A. Moore and children have returned from Weimar, where they spent the holidays.
Miss Katherine Gillett is visiting in Matagorda.
Mrs. E. P. Rugeley returned to her home in San Antonio Wednesday after a week's visit to Mr. and Mrs. V. H. Harding.
Judge and Mrs. Jesse Matthews and Miss Mollie Bell Matthews of Glen Flora were guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Gaines Friday.
Mrs. J. W. Todswer of Ganado is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Eidman.
The most elaborate affair of the season was the eighth annual ball given by the young men Friday evening, December 29, at the court house. Among those present were: Misses Helen Kilbride, Adele Moore, Lois Moore, Ruth Kellen, Zalie Austin, Emma Lewis, Tenie Benge, Catherine Poole, Lizzie Poole, Janie Hawkins, Meta Hawkins, Frances Poole, Catherine Cookenboo, Lillie Miller, Gladys Moore, Jeanette Austin, Marguerite Ragor, Shirley Carter, Pauline Huebner, Mrs. Winnie Baker McClave, Misses Marguerite Hamilton and Vivian Sargent of Matagorda, Ollie Elmore, May Vineyard, Nannie May Brooks, Laurie Huston, Winnie Huston of Wharton, Alice Archer, Jennie Vineyard of Houston, Grace Smith of Collegeport, Leone and Lucy Yerxa, Helen Beadle of Buckeye, Dorothy Kuykendall of Kyle, Catherine Stewart of Houston, Mollie Bell Matthews of Glen Flora, and Miss Sadler of Houston; Messrs. Ummie Eidman, Hugh Keller, Sherman Baker, Elmer Highly, Grover Moore, Elmore Haralson, F. Halladay, Jim McClosky, Bob Benge, Donald Poole, Raymond Cookenboo, Von Dolan, P. Derant, Carroll Gaines, Roland Rugeley, Henry Zie, E. McKery, David Reddin, Billie Foster, Wesley McKelvy, C. M. Carter, Perry Moore, Otto Huebner, Jack Pitluck, Henry Eidlebach, Ray Bigelow, Dr. Lipsitt of Blessing, Jins Lewis of Markham, Cappell of El Campo, R. Jones, Bolton, Lamar Huston, Robert Vineyard and Hawes of Wharton, Farmer, Tom Darst, H. Darst, D. O'Farrell of Richmond, Matteson of Buckeye, Bond of Buckeye; Mr. and Mrs. S. O. Eidman, Mr. and Mrs. George Austin, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kilbride, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Eidman, Mr. and Mrs. Ike Pitluk, Mr. and Mrs. Swarts, Mr. and Mrs. H. Rugeley, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Harty, Mr. and Mrs. Rex White, Mr. and Mrs. J. Gaines, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Willis, Dr. and Mrs. Brooks, Mr. and Mrs. Dean of Palestine, Mr. and Mrs. Clapp of Collegeport, Mr. and Mrs. Talcott of Van Vleck, Mr. and Mrs. S. Thompson, Mrs. Yerxa of Buckeye, Mrs. George Serrill, Mr. and Mrs. S. Taylor.
Mrs. Edna Hawkins was hostess to the Bridge club Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Sloan returned to their home in Dallas Wednesday after spending the holidays with their parents, Rev. and Mrs. J. Sloan.
Houston Post, January 7, 1912
Miss Jessie May Serrill of Matagorda is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. George Serrill.
Mrs. S. R. Sholars returned Monday after a visit to Richmond.
Mrs. Harry Austin Clapp of Collegeport visited friends here Tuesday.
Rev. and Mrs. John Sloan visited in Matagorda Sunday.
Misses Meta, Janie and Lizzie Hawkins returned Monday after a visit with Mrs. D. R. Pearson of Richmond.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kilbride returned Wednesday after a several days' visit in Richmond.
Mrs. Jack Walker of Markham was the guest of friends Saturday.
Mrs. Jesse Matthews of Glen Flora is the guest of Mrs. John Gaines.
Mrs. Will Guenard and Miss Anna Athens returned to their home in Houston Monday after a week's visit with Miss Eula Sims.
Mrs. S. J. Thompson was hostess to the Bridge club Wednesday afternoon. Those present were Mesdames George Serrill, Rex White, N. J. Hardy, W. D. Wilson, E. L. _____, J. P. Keller, Mrs. Rago of Chicago and Miss Rago.
Mrs. Gloser? Tippins returned to Houston Sunday, after a week's visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Sutherland.
Houston, Post, March 17, 1912
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Willis entertained at dinner Wednesday evening in compliment to Miss Julia Wren of Galveston. The guests were Misses Althea Millican, Julia Wren, Messrs. Coons, Captain and L. R. Willis of Houston.
Misses Leone Yerxa of Buckeye and Vivian Roach of Blessing were guests of Miss Emma Lewis Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. S. R. Sholars and Misses Meta, Janie and Lizzie Hawkins spent Wednesday in Matagorda.
Mrs. H. Nuckols of Corpus Christi is the guest of Mrs. C. A. Erickson.
Mrs. V. H. Harding was hostess at dinner Thursday evening in honor of Miss Julia Wren of Galveston.
Mrs. Jack Walker of Markham was the guest of Mrs. Agnes Brunner this week.
Houston Post, March 31, 1912
Mrs. Jack Walker of Markham is the guest of Mrs. Agnes Brunner.
Mrs. Roach and Miss Vivian Roach of Blessing were guests of friends Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Wadsworth and Miss Salley of Matagorda visited friends Tuesday.
Mrs. Winnie McClase returned Wednesday after a several days' visit in Matagorda.
Mrs. H. B. Eidman was hostess to the United Daughters of the Confederacy Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. B. A. Ryman and Mrs. J. N. Ryman of Matagorda were guests of friends Saturday.
Mrs. Rex B. White was hostess to the Bridge club Wednesday.
The young men complimented a number of their young lady friends with an informal dance Monday evening.
Houston Post, April 7, 1912
Miss Marguerite Hamilton of Matagorda is the guest of Mrs. S. R. Sholars.
Mrs. C. B. Fisher, Messrs. George Burke, W. Furber and James Lewis of Markham and Miss Grace Smith of Collegeport were guests of Miss Emma Lewis Sunday.
Mrs. Ike L. Pitluk will leave Friday for a visit with relatives in Austin.
Mrs. James Williams and Mrs. Annie Williams Byars of Matagorda were guests of friends Wednesday.
Miss Violet Ellis visited relatives in Matagorda Sunday.
Rev. and Mrs. John Sloan were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. V. H. Harding Sunday.
Mrs. Charles Harding is visiting in Houston.
Invitations have been received from Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stephen Austin of San Antonio announcing the marriage of their daughter, Mary Elizabeth to Edward Sherwood Holaday on the evening of Wednesday, April 24, at 8 o'clock in St. Mark's Episcopal church, San Antonio.
Houston Post, April 14, 1912
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kilbride are visiting in San Antonio.
Mrs. Winnie Baker McClave returned Saturday after a week's visit in Matagorda.
Mrs. C. B. Fisher of Markham was the guest of Miss Emma Lee Lewis Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Perry A. Sloan are guests of Rev. and Mrs. John Sloan.
Mrs. Agnes Brunner returned Sunday after a week's visit in Victoria.
Mr. and Mrs. George Serrill are guests of relatives in Matagorda.
Mrs. A. A. Highbarger was hostess to the Whist club Friday.
Dr. and Mrs. S. R Sholars are visiting in Matagorda.
Miss Jessie May Serrill returned to her home in Matagorda Sunday after several months' visit with relatives.
Miss Janie Hawkins returned Monday after a week's visit to Miss Marguerite Hamilton in Matagorda.
Mrs. Ralph Byars of Mexico is the guest of her mother, Mrs. E. A. Davidson.
Mrs. Amos Lee is visiting in Houston this week.
T. H. Bridwell of Dallas is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. George Austin.
Mrs. E. L. Hawkins was hostess to the Priscilla club Wednesday afternoon.
Houston Post, May 19, 1912
Mrs. Winnie Baker McClane and Miss Pearl Morton are visiting in Houston.
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Wadsworth of Matagorda and Dr. and Mrs. S. R. Sholars visited in Galveston and Houston last week.
Mr. and Mrs. George Serrill were guests of friends in Palacios Thursday.
Mrs. Jack Walker of Markham was the guest of Mrs. Agnes Brunner Wednesday.
Miss Imogene Inglehart of Matagorda is the guest of Miss Ivy Arnold.
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Thompson returned Monday after a few days' visit in Houston.
Dr. and Mrs. T. C. Brooks, Mrs. Talcott and Miss Nell Fitzmorris left for Houston Saturday via auto, returning Sunday.
Misses Meta, Janie and Lizzie Hawkins spent Saturday in Galveston.
Miss Callie Metzger visited in Collegeport Sunday.
Houston Post, June 2, 1912
The beautiful colonial home of Mr. and Mrs. John Gaines was the scene of a most enjoyable reception and dance Monday evening, given in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Gaines' two sons, Carroll and Pierce, and the members of their house party, which include Misses Mollie Bell Matthews of Glen Flora, Alma and Irene Ratcliff of Shreveport, La.; Nannie Campbell of Mississippi, Rachel Peden of Houston, Tom Darst of Richmond and Milton Winston of San Marcos. The punch bowl, in a pretty little bower, was presided over by Mrs. Winnie Baker McClave. Those present were Misses Janie Hawkins, Lizzie Hawkins, Lillie Miller, Zalie Austin, Helen Kilbride, Adele Moore, Ruth Keller, Mabel Kennedy, Jeannette Austin, Shirley Carter, Zora Samuels of Greenville, Louise Wortham of Gainesville, Lucile and Kate Ruckman of Las Esperanzas, Marguerite Hamilton of Matagorda, Lucile Ladd of Alpine; Emmie Eidman, R. T. Bigelow, H. Parker, Roland Rugeley, Murphy, G. Sutherland, S. LeTulle, Sherman Baker, H. Lee, Ellingwood, R. Cookenboo, C. Cookenboo, Jack Pitluk, Perry Moore, B. Frazier of Eagle Lake, Mrs. Jesse Matthews of Glen Flora, Mrs. Winnie Baker McClave, Mr. and Mrs. George Serrill.
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Williams entertained a few friends with whist Tuesday evening. After the games a delicious salad and punch were served. Those enjoying the evening were Mr. and Mrs. John Crawford, Mr. and Mrs. Seth Taylor, Miss Jackson and Mr. Ellingwood.
Miss Emma Lee Lewis was the guest of Mrs. C. B. Fisher in Markham Sunday.
Mrs. Ed Baker of Matagorda is the guest of Mrs. Amos Lee.
Mrs. E. L. Perry left Wednesday for a visit in Colorado Springs.
Mrs. Fred Robbins entertained the members of Mrs. Taylor Huebner's house party Monday afternoon.
Mrs. Bowers of Port Lavaca is the guest of Mrs. Stephen Perry.
Mrs. Frank Holt and Miss Mollie Wadsworth are visiting in Collegeport.
Mrs. A. D. Thompson complimented her house guests, Mrs. Leitch and Mrs. Reid, with a delightful reception Tuesday afternoon. Those assisting Mrs. Thompson in receiving were Mesdames I. L. Pitluk, F. L. Perry, A. R. Carter, H. Rugeley, J. W. Gaines, E. L. Hawkins, Winnie Baker McClave; Misses Emma Lee Lewis, Janie Hawkins; Mesdames J. Reynolds, O. J. Doubek and Louis LeTulle.
Miss Anita Hill is the guest of friends in Velasco.
Houston Post, July 14, 1912
Charles Austin of San Antonio was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Will Austin Tuesday.
Miss Muta Serrill of Matagorda is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. George Serrill.
Mrs. H. A. Clapp of Collegeport was the guest of friends Saturday.
Rev. and Mrs. John Sloan visited in Collegeport Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. Ike L. Pitluk returned last week after a visit in Austin and Palestine.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Layton of Matagorda were guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Austin Monday.
Miss Cornelia Mayfield of Tanglewylde is the guest of Miss Helen Kilbride.
Miss Lula Williams of Palacios visited friends Saturday.
Mrs. James Keller was hostess to the Whist club Friday afternoon.
Mrs. James Mayfield entertained the Bridge club Wednesday afternoon.
Mrs. Lawson of Matagorda was the guest of Mrs. Middlebrook Wednesday.
Miss Mollie Wadsworth of Matagorda was the guest of Mrs. Ed Kilbride Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Yerxa of Buckeye were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ducros Thursday.
Miss Eloise Lane of Lane City was the guest of the Misses Hawkins Friday.
Houston Post, September 8, 1912
Miss Muta Serrill of Matagorda was the guest of Mrs. George Serrill Wednesday.
Mrs. Jack Walker of Markham was the guest of Mrs. Fred Brunner Thursday.
Miss Marguerite Hamilton of Matagorda is visiting Mrs. S. R. Sholars.
Mrs. Crawford of Houston was the guest of Mrs. Annie Rugeley Tuesday.
Mrs. Frank Smith of Galveston is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Keller.
Mrs. C. B. Fisher of Markham is visiting Miss Emma Lewis.
Mr. and Mrs. Owen Thompson of Fort Worth were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kilbride Sunday.
Miss Mollie Wadsworth of Hearne and Mrs. Frank Holt of Tanglewylde were guests of Mrs. Ed Kilbride this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Layton of Matagorda visited Mr. and Mrs. George Austin Saturday.
Miss Cornelia Mayfield of Tanglewylde is the guest of Miss Helen Kiilbride.
Mrs. Jim Hill is visiting in Velasco.
Mrs. Ryan of Lane City was the guest of Mrs. Schuster Thursday.
Miss Leone Yerxa of Buckeye visited friends Tuesday.
Mrs. Jones of Collegeport was the guest of Mrs. Emmet Perry Monday.
Houston Post, September 29, 1912
Mr. and Mrs. Ike L. Pitluk are in St. Louis.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Layton of Matagorda visited friends Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kilbride and Miss Helen Kilbride returned Sunday, after a short visit in San Antonio.
Dr. and Mrs. Books visited in Houston last week.
Miss Emma Lewis visited in Markham Sunday.
Mrs. J. T. Stockton of Corpus Christi is the guest of Mrs. Rex White.
Mrs. James Mayfield of Tanglewylde was the guest of Mrs. Kilbride Thursday.
Mrs. S. O. Eidman is visiting in Houston.
Mrs. Pearl Morton is visiting in Waco.
Mrs. James Sutherland of Palacios is the guest of the Nuckols House.
Mrs. Winnie Baker McClave is the guest of relatives in Houston.
Mrs. Yerxa and Miss Leone Yerxa of Buckeye visited friends Wednesday.
Mrs. Woodson who has been the guest of Mrs. J. E. Grace, returned to her home in Crockett Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Wadsworth of Matagorda will spend the winter here.
Mrs. H. B. Eidman is visiting in Waco.
Miss Sallie Gregory of Van Vleck was the guest of Mrs. S. S. Taylor Thursday.
Miss Mollie Wadsworth of Hearne is the guest of Mrs. Ed Kilbride.
Mrs. S. R. Sholars was hostess to the bridge club Wednesday evening.
Misses Lizzie and Elmore Hawkins are in Austin for the winter.
Houston Post, October 13, 1912
Mrs. Ed Kilbride and Miss Helen Kilbride returned Sunday from Houston.
Mrs. J. C. Willis was the guest of friends in Houston this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Layton of Matagorda were guests of friends Thursday.
Mrs. Bertha M. Serrill, Miss Alice Serrill and Dwight Serrill of Hicksville, Ohio, arrived Friday and will make Bay City their winter home.
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Wadsworth of Matagorda are spending the winter at the Davidson house.
Mrs. Victor Harding returned Thursday after spending the month in San Antonio.
Mrs. Agnes Brunner is visiting in Markham.
Mrs. D. P. Moore, Mrs. J. Reynolds, Miss Posey and G. Moore visited in Houston this week.
Miss Woods of California is the guest of her mother, Mrs. Wood, for the winter.
The Owls' club was entertained by Miss Adele Moore Wednesday afternoon.
The Misses Hawkins and Misses Poole visited in Houston Saturday.
Mrs. R. Talcott of Van Vleck was the guest of Mrs. Dr. Books Wednesday.
Miss Lula Bell Salley of Matagorda was the guest of Miss Lillie Miller Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Moore were guests of relatives in Houston Monday.
Houston Post, November 17, 1912
Mrs. W. D. Wilson was hostess to the Bridge Club Wednesday evening.
Mrs. J. Reynolds entertained a number of friends Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. E. C. Baker of Matagorda was the guest of Mrs. Amos Lee this week.
Miss Louise Wortham of Buckeye was the guest of Mrs. W. D. Wilson Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Zay Talcott of Van Vleck were guests of Dr. and Mrs. Brooks Saturday.
Mrs. George Serrill visited in Palacios Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Lewis and Miss Emma Lewis visited in Palacios Thursday.
Mrs. James Mayfield of Tanglewylde visited friends here.
Miss Emma Lee Lewis was the guest of Mrs. C. B. Fisher in Markham Friday.
Mrs. J. W. Crain of McGregor and Mr. and Mrs. Claude Bussa of Oklahoma were guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Serrill last week.
Houston Post, November 24, 1912
Mr. and Mrs. George Serrill attended the New Year dance in Blessing.
Mr. and Mrs. Ike L. Pitluk and Jack Pitluk visited in Houston Wednesday.
Miss Muta Serrill is visiting in Matagorda.
Mrs. E. L. Hawkins was hostess to the Bridge Club Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Rugeley of San Antonio are visiting Mr. and Mrs. V. H. Harding.
Mrs. Rex B. White entertained Tuesday afternoon in honor of her favorite girl friends.
Mrs. Jessie Matthews of Glen Flora is the guest of friends.
Miss Ida Franks, who has been the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hawkins, returned to her home in Pleasanton Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Eidman visited in Blessing Tuesday.
Mrs. Winnie Baker McClave was the guest of friends in Matagorda Tuesday.
The married society set entertained with a ball Friday evening in honor of their young friends.
Rev. and Mrs. John Sloan had as guests for dinner Thursday Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Rugeley of San Antonio and Mrs. Charles Harding of Houston.
Mrs. Agnes Brunner is visiting in Markham.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burkhart of Matagorda were guests of friends Wednesday.
Houston Post, January 5, 1913
Mr. and Mrs. V. H. Doubek had as guests for dinner Sunday Mr. and Mrs. George Austin, Misses Jeannette, Zalie and Julia Austin.
Mr. and Mrs. De Aubin of Port Arthur arrived last week and will make Bay City their home.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kilbride and Miss Helen Kilbride left for Washington Friday, where the latter will enter school.
Mrs. McBride, who has been the guest of relatives in Port Arthur, returned last week.
Mrs. R. Kleska, who has been visiting in Matagorda, has returned.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wadsworth are in Matagorda for several days.
Mr. and Mrs. Percy Sloan, who have been the guests of Rev. and Mrs. John Sloan, left for their home in Dallas Sunday.
Houston Post, January 12, 1913
Mrs. James Bruce of Matagorda was the guest of Mrs. Winnie Baker McClave Thursday.
Miss Muta Serrill returned Wednesday after a month's visit in Matagorda.
Miss Lucy Yerxa of Buckeye was the guest of friends Thursday.
Miss Lettie Himel visited in Markham this week.
Mrs. Ed Layton of Matagorda is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. George Austin.
Miss Reba Rugeley of Matagorda is visiting the Misses Poole.
Miss Irene Burkhart of Matagorda was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Burkhart Thursday.
Mrs. Ike L. Pitluk is visiting in Austin.
Mrs. L. Blair of Matagorda visited friends Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. George Serrill were at home to the Bridge Whist Club Wednesday evening. After the games Mrs. Serrill was assisted in serving a delicious salad course by Miss Muta Serrill. Those enjoying this pleasing hospitality were: Messrs. and Mesdames Ed Kilbride, Selden Thompson, Ike L. Pitluk, S. R Sholars, Emmett Perry, James Mayfield, J. P. Keller, J. Gaines, C. M. Carter and Miss Shirley Carter.
Mrs. James Keller was hostess to the Whist Club Friday afternoon.
Houston Post, January 19, 1913
Last Friday night at a very late hour fire was discovered in the Pape restaurant opposite the LeTulle hardware store, and before it could be arrested the flames had spread to the two adjoining stores which were occupied by a plumbing establishment and bakery. In the plumbing house was stored the printing outfit of the late Bay City Breeze owned by Ed Bond. It is said there was no insurance on any of the property burned, and then there is a later report that there was some insurance on either the restaurant or the building.
It was a close call for the Walker Furniture and Undertaking house, Mr. Wm. Walker owning the two buildings occupied by the furniture store. But for the prompt and efficient service of the firemen the whole row of frame buildings up to Ditch's would have burned.
Matagorda News, February 7, 1913
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kilbride entertained with bridge Monday evening.
The young men complimented their feminine friends with an informal dance Monday evening. Those present were: Messrs. and Mesdames H. B. Eidman, John Crawford, C. de Aubin, P. G. Huston, R. R. Lewis, Misses Zalie Austin, Ola Jackson, Meta Hawkins, Janie Hawkins, Gladys Moore, Muta Serrill and Catherine Steele of Houston.
Mr. and Mrs. Ike L. Pitluk left Thursday for St. Louis and Chicago.
Miss Catherine Steele of Houston is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Will Stinnett.
Miss Lucy Yerxa of Buckeye was the guest of Miss Catherine Poole Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Crawford were at home to a number of friends Friday evening. The guests included Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Eidman, Mr. and Mrs. Seth Taylor, Misses Ola Jackson, Meta and Janie Hawkins, Louise Wortham, Zalie Austin, Adele Moore, Loula Hill, Gladys Moore and Catherine Steele of Houston; Messrs. Ummie Eidman, B. Foster, Von Dohlen, Murphy, Gautriaux, Otto Huebner, Weston Mayfield and Rowland Rugeley.
Mrs. C. B. Fisher of Markham was the guest of Miss Emma Lewis Wednesday.
Miss Carita Green of Houston is the guest of Judge and Mrs. Wells Thompson.
Houston Post, February 9, 1913
Miss Kate Serrill of Philadelphia is the guest of her cousin, Mrs. George Austin.
Mrs. William E. Austin is visiting in San Antonio.
Mrs. Jack Walker is the guest of Mrs. Agnes Brunner of Markham.
Mr. and Mrs. Ike L. Pitluk returned Saturday from Chicago.
Miss Loula Hill returned Wednesday, after a week's visit in St. Louis.
Miss Adele Moore has returned from New Orleans.
Mr. and Mrs. John Reynolds and Miss Grace Moore returned Friday after spending several weeks in St. Louis.
Mr. and Mrs. George Austin, Miss Kate Serrill of Philadelphia and Miss Julia Austin were guests of Miss Jessie May Serrill in Matagorda Friday.
Mrs. James Mayfield of Tangle Wylde was hostess to the Bridge Club Wednesday. The club has been converted into a sewing circle during the Lenten season.
Mrs. R. Talcott of Van Vleck was the guest of friends Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Wadsworth returned from New Orleans last week.
Mrs. Hugh B. Eidman was hostess to the Daughters of the Confederacy Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. Charles Harding of Houston is the guest of Mrs. Rex B. White.
Miss Leone Yerxa of Buckeye visited friends here Monday.
Houston Post, March 2, 1913
Miss Maisy Holmes of La Bele, Mo., is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Thompson.
Mrs. Andrews of Wharton is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Wadsworth.
Misses Mamie Thompson, Catherine and Frances Poole visited friends in Matagorda Friday.
Mrs. John Sloan, who has been the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Percy Sloan in Dallas, returned Friday.
Miss Emma Lee Lewis visited in Markham Sunday.
Mrs. C. B. Fisher and Mrs. Jack Walker of Markham are the guests of Mrs. Agnes Brunner.
Miss May Turner visited in Collegeport Sunday.
Mrs. J. S. Foster returned last week from a month's visit in San Antonio.
Mrs. Andrew J. Harty, who has been visiting in Chicago for the past several months, returned Wednesday.
Houston Post, March 16, 1913
Mrs. Amos Lee is visiting in Rockdale.
Mrs. J. W. Todswer of Ganado is the guest of her mother, Mrs. Nuckols.
Mrs. Ed Layton of Matagorda attended the reception and shower given by Mrs. George Edward Serrill in honor of Miss Jeannette Austin Thursday.
Mrs. C. B. Fisher of Markham visited with friends and attended the Austin shower and reception Thursday afternoon.
Mrs. Agnes Brunner and Mrs. Jack Walker of Markham are visiting in Victoria.
Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin Sterne of Matagorda were guests of friends Sunday.
Miss Leone Yerxa of Buckeye attended the Austin shower Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. George H. Austin announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jeannette Elizabeth to Elmer H. Highley, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Thursday, April 24, 1913.
Miss Jessie Mae Serrill of Matagorda is the guest of Mrs. George Serrill.
Miss Adele Moore will have as guests for the Moose ball Friday evening Misses Polly Robertson of Waelder and Helen Beadle of Beadle.
Miss Emma Lee Lewis will have as guests for the week-end Misses Jennie Vineyard of Houston, Ethel Gaines of Houston, Grace Smith of Collegeport and Edith Thompson of Kansas.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Lewis will have as guests for the week-end Misses Minnie Kattmann and Elsa Landwehr of Houston, Leona Yerxa of Buckeye and Norma Autrey of Houston. The following cards have been issued by Mrs. Lewis: Mrs. Richard Ricker Lewis at home Mrs. Augustus R. Rucks, 3 to 6 p. m., Tuesday, April 22.
Mrs. J. F. Holt of Tanglewylde was the guest of Mrs. Ed Kilbride Sunday.
Mrs. T. C. Brooks is visiting in Indiana.
J. Raymond Cookenboo and Mrs. Winnie Baker McClave, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Baker, were quietly married at St. Mark's Episcopal Church Friday afternoon, April 11. Rev. John Sloan officiating. The bride was charmingly attired in a blue traveling suit with accessories to match. She is one of Bay City's most lovable daughters. Mr. Cookenboo is one of Bay City's most popular young men and stands high in the estimation of the public. Mr. and Mrs. Cookenboo left for Houston, San Antonio and other points immediately after the ceremony.
Following closely upon the announcement of the engagement and approaching marriage of Miss Jeannette Elizabeth Austin, the miscellaneous shower tendered Miss Austin by Mrs. George Edward Serrill Thursday Thursday, April 10; was in every detail a handsomely appointed affair and one of the prettiest courtesies ever extended a bride. A wealth of Bride roses gave off their beauty and fragrance in the living room where the hostess and honoree were assisted in receiving the guests by Mesdames George Austin, E. P. Layton of Matagorda, Winnie Baker McClave and Misses Jessie May Serrill of Matagorda and Pearl Morton. Miss Alice Serrill presided at the guest register. Miss Austin was handsomely gowned in a white embroidered and lace dress and the hostess in a handsome hand-embroidered blue voile. The punch table was found in this same room, where Japanese lanterns and umbrellas gave a distinctly Oriental effect, further accentuated by the kimonoed grace of the Japanese maids, Miss Zalie Austin and Miss Muta Serrill, who served delicious punch and cake, over the punch table so beautifully covered in drawnwork, with roses and ferns strewn about. Mr. Mohler and Mrs. Waldron in their ever delightful fashion added a touch of brilliancy and loveliness to Mrs. Serrill's hospitality in honor of Miss Austin, the violin and piano giving of their best in such able hands. Mrs. Rex. B. White, possessing a voice of rare sweetness and charm, gave a delightful number of "I Love You," doubly attuning the hearts of the guests in sympathy with this occasion.
Houston Post, April 20, 1913
One of the prettiest weddings of the year was solemnized Thursday evening April 24, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, uniting in marriage Jeannette Elizabeth Austin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Austin, to Elmer H. Highley, a large number of relatives and friends assembling to witness the ceremony, which was performed by Rev. John Sloan at 8:30 o'clock. The church had been beautifully decorated by the choir, of which the bride is president and leader. To the accompaniment of Lohengrin's "Bridal Chorus," rendered in a most charming manner by Mrs. George Edward Serrill, organist of St. Mark's and Ludwig Mahler on the violin, the bridal party entered as follows: Miss Jessie Mae Serrill of Matagorda and Charles Hatch of Big Springs, Miss Zalie Austin, maid of honor, the bride with her father, George Austin, entering last from the verstry room, the groom with his best man, Sherman Baker. The bride was most charming in a suit of Shrimp color with hat and accessories to harmonize, and carried red carnations, her favorite flower, with a shower of rose tinted sweet peas. The maid of honor and bridesmaid wore dainty gowns of white lingerie with maline evening caps, and carried arm bouquets of red and white carnations. The "Angels Serenade" was played the entire ceremony, and the bridal party left the church to the strains of Mendelssohn's "Wedding March." A reception was held at the Austin home, which had been prettily decorated for the occasion. A beautiful array of handsome gifts, among them an exquisite pair of candlesticks from St. Mark's vestry choir, evidenced the popularity of the young couple. Among the out-of-town guests were Mrs. B. J. Lindner of Big Springs, Miss Jessie M. Serrill of Matagorda., Charles Hatch of Big Springs and Miss Muta Serrill of Matagorda.
Mrs. B. J. Lindner and Charles E. Hatch returned to their home in Big Springs after a week's visit to Mrs. Lindner's brothers, William and George Austin.
Miss Emma Lee Lewis returned Monday from Collegeport after spending the week-end with Miss Grace Smith.
Mrs. Agnes Brunner left Thursday for a six months' visit in Europe. Mrs. Brunner was accompanied as far as Galveston by her daughters, Mrs. Jack, Walter.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Layton of Matagorda were guests of Mrs. George Austin Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kilbride have as their guests Mr. Kilbride's sister, Mrs. A. Hooper and daughter, Mrs. Webster of Waco.
The Whist Club was entertained Thursday afternoon by Mrs. Brasfield.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kilbride and their guests, Mrs. Hooper and Mrs. Webster of Waco, spent Thursday afternoon in Matagorda.
Miss Zalie Austin had as her guests for dinner Sunday Misses Alice Serrill, Jessie Mae Serrill, Charles Hatch, Burton Hardy of Houston, Rugeley Serrill of Matagorda and Mrs. B. J. Lindner of Big Springs.
Houston Post, May 4, 1913
Mrs. W. D. Wilson entertained in honor of her house guests Mrs. R. O. Harvey of Seymour and Mrs. F. Gentry of Brazoria, Monday afternoon.
Mrs. S. R. Sholars was hostess to the Bridge Club Wednesday afternoon.
Mrs. P. G. Huston was hostess at a charming little party Tuesday afternoon in honor of Mrs. Harvey of Seymour and Mrs. F. Gentry of Brazoria.
Mrs. James Mayfield was hostess to a dinner party Wednesday evening in compliment to Mrs. Harvey of Seymour and Mrs. Gentry of Brazoria.
Mr. and Mrs. George Serrill visited in Houston and Waco this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Layton of Matagorda were guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Austin Wednesday.
Mrs. R. O. Harvey of Seymour and Mrs. Fred Gentry of Brazoria, who have been the guests of Mrs. W. D. Wilson, returned to their homes Thursday.
Miss Alice Serrill visited in Houston Wednesday.
Mrs. J. Sargent and Mrs. James Rugeley and children are in Mineral Wells for several months.
Rev. John Sloan was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Percy Sloan in Dallas Monday, leaving Dallas Monday evening for Waco, where he attended the diocesan council.
Palacios Beacon, May 18, 1913
A merry party enjoying the excursion to Palacios Friday evening was chaperoned by Mr. and Mrs. Will Stinnett. The party included Misses Katherine Steele of Houston, Daphne and Felice Stinnett of Amarillo, Marguerite Hamilton, Lois Moore, Zalie Austin, Ola Jackson, Florence Stinnett, Mrs. A. C. Stinnett of Amarillo, and Messrs. Roland Rugeley, Brahn Frazar, Otto Huebner, George Geautreax, Sherman Baker, Hugh Keller and Ellingwood.
Wednesday evening the Moose Club complimented Misses Katherine Steele of Houston and Daphne and Felice Stinnett of Amarillo with a "middy blouse" dance.
Mrs. Henry Rugeley gave a tea Friday afternoon for the Altar Guild of the Episcopal Church.
Miss Elmore Hawkins has returned home from Austin, where she has been attending school.
Mrs. Will Stinnett complimented her sister, Miss Katherine Steele of Houston, and Daphne and Felice Stinnett with a heart party Thursday evening.
Miss Glen Harbert of Columbus is the guest of Miss Felice and Daphne Stinnett.
Houston Post, June 1, 1913
Mrs. Alex Cold of Corpus Christi was the guest of Mrs. George Austin Thursday.
Mrs. D. P. Moore, Miss Thelma Moore and Grover Moore are visiting in Mineral Wells.
Mrs. R. R. Lewis and Misses Meta and Janie Hawkins are visiting in Galveston.
Miss Helen Kilbride returned Saturday from Washington, D. C.
Mrs. E. L. Perry returned Saturday after a several months visit in Washington, D. C.
Miss Helen Kilbride is visiting in Richmond.
Mrs. R. A. Kleska returned Wednesday after a several days visit in Matagorda.
Miss Leone Yerxa of Buckeye was the guest of friends Thursday.
Little Miss Maggie Millican was a home to a number of her little girl friends Thursday afternoon.
Mrs. Jack Walker and Mrs. C. B. Fisher of Markham visited friends Thursday.
Miss Eugenia Dantzler of Alpine is visiting relatives for the summer.
Miss Little Miller and Miss Carrie Salley are visiting in Columbus.
Houston Post, June 15, 1913
Business in the city is good with everybody and everybody is happy.
Mr. Hope Thompson, of Hasima, was a business visitor to the city yesterday.
R. F. Faickney, of Van Vleck, passed through the city yesterday on his way to Houston.
Hon. John W. Gaines returned last night from Galveston where he has been presenting a case to the court of civil appeals.
O. E. Hatchett left this morning for Palacios where he will begin the construction of a neat summer cottage for Judge J. M. Sims. The cottage will be finished in time for the B.Y.P.U. encampment.
Miss Emma Lewis, who has been ill for the past several days, left this afternoon for Mineral Wells and will perhaps go to Colorado from there. She was accompanied by her brother, Mr. R. R. Lewis to Houston.
Mr. M. Mol, who recently purchased twenty acres of ground near the Modine place, has improved the place and will engage in the strawberry and celery business, he being experienced in both.
Master Morton McMahan was seriously hurt by stepping on a broken milk bottle last night. A gash three inches long was cut through the skin and tendons to the bone. An artery was cut and the little fellow lost a good deal of blood. He was hurried to the hospital where it was necessary to keep him under ether for a half hour to repair the damage. The carelessness of those who leave broken bottles about is emphasized by this accident. With children going barefoot as they do no broken glass should be left lying around.
From Saturday’s Daily.
Mr. C. R. Archibald is in the city visiting his sister, Mrs. A. D. Thompson.
Prof. R. E. Scott came up from Palacios this morning. He says the summer normal is thoroughly organized down to business with a vim.
Mrs. John W. Gaines and children left today for Hot Springs, Ark., for the summer.
Mr. Will Cherry, of Eagle Lake, has been in the city for several days visiting his sister, Mrs. Allen Stinnett.
Morton McMahon, who cut his foot so badly Thursday, is resting well.
Mrs. Laura Sweeny of Angleton is in the city the guest of her sister, Mrs. J. C. Willis.
Henry Lee is improving rapidly. He is now practically clear of fever and we hope to soon see him out of bed.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed DeCoux of Houston are in the city visiting relatives.
B. E. Norvell is sporting another new Paige automobile, which he claims sells for $950; well $950 may be right, but it looks like a $2,000 car to us fellows that want a car and have only $9.50 with which to buy.
Mr. Ludwig Mahler was up from Palacios today and stated that the pavilion dance last night was a great success from every standpoint, and that about eighty couples congregated at the pavilion to enjoy the evening.
In front of the Bay City Realty Companys’ office are two stacks of brick. One stack is a dark red while the other stack is a beautiful salmon color, and from our view point they are as good brick as we ever saw. They are from our new plant, the Bay City Brick and Tile Company. Messrs. Norvell and Gaines are spending several thousand dollars on the plant and inside of a month they will have the most up-to-date brick and tile plant in the gulf coast of Texas, with a capacity of from thirty to forty thousand brick per day.
From Monday’s Daily.
Mr. Sam Berg, of Matagorda, spent Saturday in the city on business.
Miss Marie Kennedy, of Chalmers, is the guest of Miss Lillie Linn.
Mrs. J. M. Andrews and Mrs. A. H. Wadsworth are expected to arrive home today from a visit of several weeks to Marlin and other points.—Wharton Spectator.
Mrs. Fred S. Robbins returned yesterday from a several weeks visit to Dallas.
Miss Ethel Smith, of Ashwood, is spending the week-end, as the guest of Miss Louise Linn.
Mrs. Terese Robbins is in the city from Matagorda the guest of her son, Mr. Fred S. Robbins.
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Boney and family returned yesterday from a visit of several weeks to Mineral Wells.
From Tuesday’s Daily.
Capt. J. W. White is in Matagorda today on business.
Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Huston returned Sunday from a visit of several days in Galveston.
Miss Eunie Baker, who has been in Mineral Wells for the past nine months attending school, returned home yesterday for the summer.
Miss Helen Kilbride returned yesterday from Richmond where she has been attending the Moore house party for the past two weeks, the guest of the daughter of Congressman Moore.
Mrs. C. C. Howerton, mother of J. C. Howerton, editor of the Cuero Record, arrived in the city today on a visit to her grand-daughter, Mrs. J. R. Whittaker.
Mrs. Birdie Carter has returned home, after a visit of several weeks to friends and relatives in other parts of the state.
Mr. E. K. McMahan and family and Mr. White and family, who have been on “Ben Hur” beach for several days, have returned home.
Mrs. J. D. Wright, who has been so very ill with typhoid fever, was reported better yesterday afternoon.
Mr. H. F. Ninde was in the city today and says that while he is not just getting back from the Intercoastal Canal celebration, he is just getting over it.
Mr. James Pontius, of Indianola, Neb., spent the past few days in the county prospecting. He left for home yesterday afternoon.
From Thursday’s Daily.
Mrs. H. E. Ditch left yesterday for Houston on a visit.
E. B. Wells spent Wednesday in Houston on business.
Mr. George Kilbride, of Matagorda, is a business visitor to the city today.
Mr. Jack Pitluk left today for Austin, where he will visit for the next two weeks.
W. C. Duncan, manager of the light plant, spent Wednesday in Houston on business.
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Wadsworth returned yesterday from a visit to relatives in Hearne, Texas.
Morton McMahon who so badly cut his foot with a piece of broken milk bottle last week, is reported to be doing well today.
Mrs. W. S. Holman and children, who have been in La Grange for the past few weeks visiting relatives, returned home yesterday, accompanied by her sister, Miss Kaulbach.
Mrs. Laura Sweeny, of Angleton, who has been in the city for the past several days, visiting her sister, Mrs. J. C. Willis, returned to her home Tuesday.
Judge and Mrs. Wells Thompson arrived home today from a visit of several weeks at some of the watering places in Mississippi, where they have been since the re-union in Chattanooga.
County Tribune, June 27, 1913
Mrs. Rudolph Roemer of Elgin is here visiting Mrs. R. C. Emmel.
Mr. E. R. Emmel of Bryan, Texas, spent several days here visiting his brother, R. C. Emmel.
Born, this morning at the Bay City Hospital, unto Mr. and Mrs. Chester Kelly, a 12 pound girl.
Dr. R. H. Towles and wife of Houston spent several days here visiting Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Emmel.
Rev. Johnson and Mr. Campbell Sewall of Houston, are in the city visiting Mr. R. F. Anderson and family.
County Assessor Dan Moore and family went over to Palacios yesterday afternoon to join the Bay City campers at the B.Y.P.U. Park.
Miss E. May Turner returned this morning from a week’s visit to her home in Collegeport and is at her post in the Austin Abstract plant.
Mr. Lynn Yeamans, of Citrus Grove, spent yesterday in Bay City and informed us that he had just learned that his son, who invented an appliance for an aeroplane, has received $100,000 for his patent rights. Mr. Yeamans had received no confirmation of this report when talking to us.
Mrs. Oskar Korn and two little daughters returned today from Pecos, Texas, where she has been visiting her parents for the summer.
Miss Shirley Carter has returned to her home in this city after a stay of two weeks with friends at Seabrook.
From Monday’s Daily.
Born this morning to Mr. and Mrs. Leo Moore a pretty little girl.
Mr. R. E. L. Myers, of Corpus Christi, is in the city for several days on business.
Miss Vinnie Holland, of Marlin, is in the city the guest of Miss Matie Brewer.
George Serrill left Saturday for Galveston where he will spend several days taking degrees in advanced work in Masonry.
Miss Matie Brewer, who has been attending the summer Norman at Palacios for the past several weeks, has returned to her home in this city.
Miss Matie Brewer left today for Seadrift accompanied by Master Paris Smith, who is returning to his home after a visit of several days with relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Lewis, of Gonzales, accompanied by Misses Tonton and DeWitt, arrived in the city yesterday in automobile on their way to Palacios. While here they were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. H. Lewis.
Mr. Jno. M. Wright, secretary of the Tyler Box and Lumber Mfg. Co., of Tyler, arrived in the city yesterday and will begin at once to get contracts on timber for the factory here. Mr. Wright is registered at the Rice Hotel.
Harvey M. McQuiston spent Saturday and Sunday in Houston on business.
Hayden McDonald and Stanley Gillette spend Saturday and yesterday in Galveston.
Mr. J. S. Foster has sold his home to Mr. Henry Ryman, who will make Bay City his home. Mr. Foster will occupy the Mrs. Holmes place on Avenue H. Miss Tennie Holmes will live with the Fosters.
Mr. F. Cornelius, a prominent citizen of Midfield, spent today in Bay City.
Miss Ethel King of Stockdate is the guest of Mrs. Russell Williams.
Miss Janie Darst, of Richmond, is in the city visiting Mrs. P. G. Huston.
County Surveyor E. N. Gustafson and Mr. E. L. Hawkins and surveying party will leave tomorrow for Pledger where they will remain for several days in the interest of the county.
Quite a large number of Bay City people are out in West Texas at the Texas Presbyterian encampment which is at Kerrville: Rev. and Mrs. L. E. Selfridge and family, Mrs. A. D. Hensley, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Poole Sr. and family, Miss Lucile Magill and Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Poole Jr. and family. They report a grand time and much spiritual good. The Misses Poole are said to be two of the most popular young ladies in the camp.
From Wednesday’s Daily.
Mr. A. A. Duffy was a business visitor here today from Matagorda.
Mrs. J. L. Walters left this morning for a visit to Iago and Wharton.
Messrs. J. F. and Henry Williams motored to Bay City from Matagorda today.
Mrs. Hugh Jones, of Joaquin, Texas, is in the city the guest of her sister, Mrs. R. W. Persons.
Miss May Binkley, of
El Campo who has been visiting Mrs. A. A. Anderson, returned home this
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Layton and Mrs. James Bruce of Matagorda were guests of friends Thursday.
Mrs. Leo Moore is visiting in LaGrange.
Miss Eunice Baker was hostess to a number of her young friends Thursday evening.
Mrs. Ed Baker of Matagorda was the guest of Mrs. Amos Lee Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Corbett returned Thursday after a several months' visit in the East.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Austin, who have been in San Antonio for the past month, returned Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Wadsworth visited in Matagorda Tuesday.
Mrs. J. Dorenfield and family of Corpus Christi are guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Grace.
Mrs. S. S. Moore is visiting in San Antonio.
Miss Anita Hill has returned after a month's illness in Velasco and Angleton.
Houston Post, September 7, 1913
Mrs. A. Carlton and Miss Eula Barber of Houston were guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Serrill Wednesday and Thursday.
Mrs. S. R. Sholars returned Wednesday after a visit in Matagorda.
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Clapp and daughter of Collegeport were guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. Holman Monday.
Miss Emma Lee Lewis spent the weekend in Buckeye.
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Highley and Miss Zalie Austin spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. H. Putzler at their country home.
Mrs. Jack Walker of Markham was the guest of relatives Sunday.
Mrs. James Mayfield of Tanglewylde visited friends Thursday.
Mrs. Jim Nye Ryman and Mrs. Carroll Ryman of Matagorda were guests of Mrs. William Walker Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. George Serrill had as guests for dinner Tuesday Mrs. A. Carlton and Miss Eula Barber of Houston, and I. N. Barber and Miss Muta Serrill.
Miss Pearl Morton returned last week after a visit in Brownsville.
Houston Post, October 12, 1913
Mr. and Mrs. John M. Corbett entertained Friday evening in honor of Miss Dorothy Cherry of Houston with a Halloween party.
One of the most enjoyable hospitalities of the season was the meeting of the Bridge Club Thursday evening with Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Harty. The members and guests attending were: Messrs. and Mesdames E. J. Kilbride, S. J. Thompson, I. L. Pitluk, S. R. Sholars, W. D. Wilson, J. P. Keller, R. R. Lewis, Mesdames Hy Rugeley, E. L. Hawkins, Himel, Miss Cherry of Houston, Mr. Carter and Dr. Morton.
Miss Dorothy Cherry, who has been the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Corbett, returned to her home in Houston Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. V. H. Doubek and Misses Zalie and Julia Austin spent Sunday in Matagorda, making the trip via automobile.
Miss Pearl Fulcrod of Houston was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. William Holland this week.
Miss Pearl Morton visited in Houston Thursday and Friday.
Miss Mollie Belle Matthews of Glen Flora was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Gaines this week.
Miss Etta Mae Moore of Richmond was the guest of Miss Helen Kilbride for the week-end.
Mrs. Jack Walker of Markham visited friends Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. George Serrill and baby spent Sunday in Matagorda.
Miss Roberta Capps was the charming hostess, Wednesday evening, at a surprise party given in honor of Miss Pearl Fulcrod of Houston, who has been the guest of Mr. and Mrs. William Holland for several days. Cosmos, zinnias and ferns in crystal vases and jardinieres lent charm to the already beautiful living room, while in the dining room violets, clematis and plumosa fern were used in a most graceful and pretty manner. The table which held covers for nine was indeed a thing of beauty, the centerpiece of clematis and plumosa extended the entire length of the table, ending in a large bow of white maline at the honoree's place. Violets and fern in small crystal vases at each corner, the place cards in violet design, and here and there crystal and hand-painted china receptacles holding olives, sandwiches, salted nuts and crystallized fruits made the table more effective. A delicious salad course was served at the end of which the guests engaged in a most novel and exciting contest. Those enjoying this delightful hospitality were Misses Loula Hill, Anita Hill, Zalie Austin, Pearl Fulcrod of Houston, Genevieve Sharpless, Mrs. V. H Doubek, Mrs. Lettie Himel and Mrs. E. H. Highley.
Mrs. Duncan was hostess to a number of friends Monday.
Miss Helen Kilbride entertained Saturday afternoon in compliment to Miss Etta Mae Moore of Richmond. Miss Kilbride's guests were Misses Zalie Austin, Janie Hawkins, Marguerite Hamilton, Della Moore, Dorothy Cherry of Houston, Mollie Belle Matthews of Glen Flora, Mesdames A. H. Wadsworth, S. J. Thompson, P. G. Huston, S. R. Sholars, Duncan and Corbett.
Houston Post, November 9, 1913
Mrs. Jessie May Serrill of Matagorda was the guest of Mrs. George Serrill Wednesday.
Mrs. E. C. Baker of Matagorda was the guest of Mrs. Amos Lee Wednesday.
Misses Lillie and Essie Clements of Lane City were guests of Mrs. J. R. Cookenboo Wednesday.
Mrs. Jo Sargent of Matagorda is the guest of Mrs. Helen Kilbride.
Mr. and Mrs. Max Schall? of Dallas are guests of relatives.
Mr. Andrews of Wharton is the guest of Mrs. A. H. Wadsworth.
Mrs. Marguerite Hamilton of Matagorda is visiting Miss Janie Hawkins.
Mrs. Lettie Lewis Hamel returned Wednesday after visiting in Houston for several days.
Mr. and Mrs. Shelly Montgomery of Houston were guests of the Nuckols hotel.
Mr. and Mrs. Carden? of Matagorda are guests of Rev. and Mrs. John Sloan.
Mr. and Mrs. ____ Watkins of Markham visited relatives Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Wildman of Palacios were guests of friends.
Houston Post, April 25, 1915
BAY CITY BUILDS MANY NEW HOMES
New Brick Schoolhouse Costing
Bay City, Tex., May 29.—Conditions in and around Bay City are rapidly improving over the past few months. Numerous local improvements are being made In the way of new homes. The home of Misses Hawkins is now completed at a cost of approximately $30,000. The Presbyterian people have completed a new home for their pastor; the Baptist congregation has completed a new two story brick church home for their pastor, and the handsome two-story brick church building is nearing completion. This building is one of the most handsome in South Texas and, when completed, will cost about $25,000.
Contractor O. E. Hatchett has just completed a two-story brick school building at Magnet at a cost of $12,000, and contract has been let for another school building near Bay City.
Numerous improvements are being made on our streets, besides several blocks of cement sidewalk are now being laid. Bay City at present has about twelve miles of these sidewalks.
Mayor Klein has been active in cleaning up the town, during the past few weeks and the general appearance is greatly improved. A petition has been circulated and presented to the three railroads entering Bay City, asking for a union passenger depot. There is practically no opposition to this from the railroads, and it will not be long: until same will be built.
The public library has outgrown its present quarters and will move into a new and larger building within a short time.
Galveston Daily News, Sunday, May 30, 1915
Pearl Morton, who has been for several months at
Mays Jacobs of
J. C. Willis of Wharton spent today in
O. E. Hatchett has secured a contract to build a fine new school house
Simon Lewis has returned from an extended trip to friends and relatives
Robbins and Mrs. Lewis and children returned yesterday from a week in
W. L. Penny of
S. J. Styles has appointed J. A. Elmore county auditor, vice H. M.
Elmore who was accidentally killed last week, an account of which was
published in the last issue.—Wharton Spectator.
C. J. Green and granddaughter returned yesterday from Yoakum after
visiting Mrs. Green’s daughter, Mrs. C. W. McClelland.
H. C. Hunt of Buckeye spent today in the city on business.
Jack Walker of
Tribune has received an interesting letter from our good friend, Dooley
Franz, who is now at
interesting photograph was recently received by Mr. and Mrs. G. R.
Keller of this city which was taken during a visit of the king and queen
James F. Perry of
and Mrs. W. D. Blackburn returned to
Ellen Cherry left Saturday for
Allen Stinnett and little daughter spent yesterday in Buckeye, the
guests of Mrs. Robinnett, who left today for
S. S. Moore of
and Mrs. W. T. Cox of Granger,
R. E. Scott of
W. A. Furber of
F. H. Jones has returned from a business trip to
G. M. Reed was a business visitor to
May Williams, who has been visiting home folks at Matagorda, passed
through the city Saturday on his return to
C. S. Wiseman and wife of Wharton were visitors to
Court met today in regular monthly session with Judge John F. Perry
presiding and with Commissioners Louis Huebner, J. B.
Hawkins, Henry Sanders and Charley Cabaniss present.
G. S. Hessenbruch, of the Gulf Sulphur Co., spent Saturday in the city
J. P. Gilliam began a revival meeting for the Baptists at
and Mrs. C. A. Erickson and family leave Wednesday morning for a several
weeks’ visit to
Eidman was over from El Campo to get some
Mr. J. C. Webb of
Miss Pauline Thompson has returned from a very pleasant visit
to friends and relatives in Palacios.
Miss Marguerite Thompson is visiting in Palacios.
E. F. McDonald, who does a general rental business, informs
us that there are more people residing in the corporate limits of
Mr. J. M. Greenwood, who has been employed in the government
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Kelly of
Corporal Merlin Vogelsang arrived home last night from
Mr. N. M. Vogelsang left today for
Mrs. Ada Mohle and Miss Merle Mohle, who have been in the
city for the past two weeks visiting Mrs. Mohle’s daughter, Mrs. Carey
Smith, left today for their home in Lockhart.
Papa Schill requests The Tribune to say that the town clock,
which has been on bad behavior for the past two weeks, is now in good
shape and will give no more trouble.
Miss Dell Conger, who has been assisting in the office work
for her father for the past several years, has gone to
The members of the Commissioner’s Court visited Matagorda
last night to attend a mass meeting of the citizens which was held for
the purpose of launching a move to build a first-class 16-foot highway
from Matagorda to the sulphur fields. The meeting was a successful one
and The Tribune has been informed that a petition asking for an election
to provide for bonds for the building of the road will be submitted to
the court Saturday.
Misses Irene and Pauline Gibson came in Wednesday to spend
the 4th with their parents and will remain until Sunday when
they will return to
A fine boy has made his appearance at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Lonnie McDonald of
Mr. Warren Baker, who underwent a severe surgical operation
Mr. H. J. Bolton of Wharton is in the city for a few days on
Mrs. S. A. Nance and children of
Miss Cara Garrett left today for Palacios where she will
visit for two weeks, after which she will go to
Mrs. W. S. Holman and children have returned from a visit to
friends and relatives in
Mr. E. P. Layton of Matagorda was a visitor to the city
today. He says his part of the county is badly in need of rain.
Mr. George B. McKissick of Ashby was a visitor to
Miss Nannie McGehee of
Sheriff Bert Carr and Judge John F. Perry are in
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Bates have been the guests of the Kraft
Eidmans for some days.
Mr. Crawford Barnett was summoned to
Dr. C. P. Jones, who has been called to the service of his
county, left today to report for duty.
Miss Mary Rugeley left this morning for a visit to
Matagorda County Tribune,
The faculty for Bay City high school for 1918-19 with their present
assignment. Assignments are subject to change when the superintendent
Matagorda County Tribune, September 20, 1918
The dance Monday evening was one of the most enjoyable of the season's round of delightful events. Entertaining music was furnished by an Hawaiian orchestra.
The personnel of this delightful affair, as follows:
Matagorda County Tribune, January 10,
The First homeseekers excursion to come to Bay City in several years will leave Illinois May 15, according to the secretary of the Bay City Chamber of Commerce.
A thousand booklets on Matagorda County have been distributed through the co-operation of the Chicago and Alton Railroad and Dr. VanWormer and it is thought that this is the beginning of a constant stream of prospectors for this section of the country.
The secretary of the Chamber of Commerce has been working on this matter for several weeks and is delighted with its success. It remains for the people of Matagorda County to receive these visitors in the proper spirit and the results will doubtless be satisfactory for all parties concerned.
Matagorda County Tribune, April 23, 1926
Miss Viola Middlebrook of Fort Worth is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Carrington and her father, Mr. R. O. Middlebrook.
Mrs. Sam Hamburger of Columbus is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Berlowitz for a few days.
Miss Joyce Gillette of Houston was a Bay City visitor Tuesday.
Miss June Stovall of La Porte is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Eddie Willenberg and Mr. Willenberg for a few days.
Mr. Ernest Plant of Dallas sent the Christmas holidays in the city with Mrs. Plant.
Mr. and Mrs. Spence Clements and Miss Marianne Clements were Sunday visitors in Houston.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Whisenhunt of Houston were the Christmas guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Anderson.
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Willenberg and Miss June Stovall of La Porte, their house guest spent Sunday and Monday in Freeport.
Mrs. G. A. Moore returned home Tuesday after spending the holidays in Bryan.
Miss Beatrice Poole and Mr. Arthur Collins were Houston visitors for the day.
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Jackson returned to their home in Galveston today, after spending the holidays with Mrs. Jackson's mother, Mrs. D. P. Moore.
Mrs. Eugene Wilson and daughter, Sarah Janin are visiting in Lockhart for a few days.
Miss Dolly Cox spent Tuesday in Wharton, the guest of Miss Mary Moore Rowan, miss Rowan and Miss Catherine Wilson returned with Miss Cox for a visit.
Miss Kathryn Cornelius of Blessing was a Tuesday visitor in Bay City.
Messrs. Beadle and William Moore, Albert Wadsworth and Duncan Corbett were visitors in Egypt, Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Ray of Newgulf, were Sunday visitors in Bay City.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Chapman of Garwood visited with relatives in Weimar for several days.
Miss Leona Insall is visiting relatives in Weimar for several days.
Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Stevens of Victoria visited in Bay City Monday, the guests of their son, Mr. Tommy Stevens and Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Gordon.
Mrs. E. G. Cloar and her children, Mr. Tommy and Miss Eura Cloar of Houston and Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Cloar of Beaumont, Miss Beulah Cloar of Houston and Mr. Bob Bassett of Richmond were the Christmas guests of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bachman.
Mr. and Mrs. George Yeager, Sr., and their daughter, Mrs. H. H. Swem of Newgulf, spent Monday and Tuesday in Houston.
Mrs. Jimmy Britton and Sonny are in Houston visiting for several days.
Mrs. Claire Pollard had as her Christmas guests, her son, Mr. Harrison Pollard of Benavides and Miss Lo Reese Smith of Alice.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred S. Wilcox and Mrs. J. S. Duncan and son John Cecil of Stuttgart, Ark., are the guests of Mrs. M. W. Millican and family for a few days visit.
Mrs. E. P. Maynard of Matagorda is a visitor in Bay City, the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Billie Stinnett.
Miss Ione Stinnett and Mrs. B. F. ____ were visitors in Richmond on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Miss Helen Cates spent Monday and Tuesday in Wharton, the guest of Miss Lottie Groom Hodges. Miss Hodges returned Tuesday with Miss Cates for a visit.
Mrs. J. L. Henry and daughter, Mary Emma of Houston, were the Christmas guests of Mrs. Henry's mother, Mrs. M. S. Barnett. Miss Henry will spend the rest of the week with her grandmother.
Among those attending the dance Tuesday evening at the Baker Roof were Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Huston, Dr. and Mrs. E. E. Scott, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Stinnett, Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Preddy of Austin, Mr. and Mrs. P. R. Hamill, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Crofoot, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wood, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Irwin, Mr. A. M. Jackson of Galveston, Mr. Eugene Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Langham, Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Taylor, Mr. Kenneth Horton, Mr. Jerry Ludwig; Messrs. Jas, and Austin Castleton, Mr. Albert Oertling, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Plant, Mrs. Mae Brunner, Mr. Glen McCLain, Mr. Knox Stapleton of Newgulf, Miss Lillian Pevoteaux, Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Gustafson, Dr. and Mrs. Heimon, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Parks, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Moore, Mr. Mike Ryan, Jean Steele, Mr. and Mrs. Spence Clements and Jim Davis Clements, Mesdames Ellis Hamill, Harry Clark of San Antonio, Ann Freen and Mr. Eddie Badouh.
The Matagorda County Tribune, December 29, 1932
The Gleaners of the Methodist Church held an all-day meeting at Wesley Chapel. Tuesday from ten to three o'clock, having as joint hostesses, Mesdames Tony Carr, P. G. Secrest, R. Russell, D. E. Cates, Dora Dienst and Helen Wilkinson.
The meeting was opened with a prayer from Mrs. A. J. McCary followed by the business session. The devotional on Missions was given by Mrs. R. Bussell. Mrs. F. S. Taylor, who was in charge of the program, announced that several discussions would be given on the study book, "Facing the Future in Indian Mission," by Mrs. Joe Freeman, Mrs. B. Ehlert, Mrs. Vance Porter, Mrs. W. E Davant and Mrs. Frazier of which was most interesting. Mrs. Paris Smith then closed the meeting for the social hour.
At which time the luncheon, consisting of chicken a la king in patties, with cream peas, potato chips, pear salad, hot rolls, iced tea and strawberry cake was served on lace-laid trays, centered with baskets of sweetheart roses, at individual tables.
After the luncheon, the members then viewed the Indian display, which was most interesting and entertaining, especially so with Mrs. Smith and Miss Fay Carr explaining each item. Miss Carr further entertained the class with a story about her father who was an Indian war veteran. The meeting was then closed by the class benediction.
The members attending this meeting were Brother and Mrs. A. J. McCary and Mesdames O. H. Gusman, Helen Wilkinson, Dora Dienst, Schaeffer, W. E. Gaedecke, S. E. Hager, S. Oliver, Paris Smith, F. S. Taylor, W. F. Tetts, Pat Thompson, Joe Freeman, Vance Porter, P. E. Lee, P. G Secrest, Frank Thompson, Frank Carr, W. E. Davant, B. Ehlert, Meschkat, R. Bussell, Fred Mielsch, H. C. Ellis, W. E. DeWeese, D. E. Cates, Tony Carr, Crawford Barnett and E. M. Williamson
Matagorda County Tribune, April 27, 1933
Among the Bay City students returning to the various colleges after spending the Thanksgiving holidays with their parents were:
and Monte Loving, Jr., returned to Southwestern College in Georgetown;
December 7, 1933
A delightful affair of this week was the social meeting of the members of the Bay City school faculty, which was given at the spacious home of Mrs. D. P. Moore on Monday evening at eight o'clock with Mrs. Bretch Taulbee, Miss Martha Langham and Miss Martha Moore acting as hostesses.
Throughout the lovely home, poinsettias beautifully arranged with Yaupon and other Yuletide blossoms formed an artistic background for the guests. Five tables of bridge and one of forty-two made up the personnel. Attractive bridge tallies and score pads further reflected the Christmas season, the tables being covered with green cloths.
At the close of the games, Miss Lucille Christenberry held high score for contract and Miss Bess Senour high for forty-two. Both were presented jars of Christmas candies.
On handsomely appointed trays centered with tall red tapers gleaming in silver holders, the dainty refreshments repeating the chosen theme consisting of molded cranberry salad, open-faced sandwiches, Chinese Chews, hot tea and salted nuts were served.
The personnel of teachers attending this enjoyable affair was Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Hutcheson, Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Posey, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Early, Mr. and Mrs. Bretch Taulbee, Mrs. J. W. Ingram, Mrs. Hubert Gusman, Mrs. R. M. Wynne, Misses Martha Langham, Mamie Gusman, Lucille Christenberry, Bess Senour, Nan Shifflett, Lucille Frazier, Neva Christian, Constance Langham, Laverne Secrest, Martha Moore and Messrs. Tom Driscoll, Stanley Cernosek and H. G. Williams.
Matagorda County Tribune, December 21, 1933
The following students have returned to their studies at the colleges after spending the holidays with their parents and friends in Bay City:
Terance Pollard, John Paul Wilkinson, G. P. Hardy, Jr., Edward Gaudet,
Jane Rugeley, Ione Stinnett, Judith Gaedcke, Ray Beth Pegram, Beulah
Erickson, all to the University of Texas in Austin;
January 4, 1934
Bay City will be largely represented at outstanding colleges in Texas and other states this year. The following is a partial list of those who will attend college this term of school:
University of Texas, Austin, Texas: Robert Anderson, John Paul Wilkinson, G. P. hardy, Gerald and Geraldyne Livengood, Duncan Corbett, Susanna Helmecke, Ray Beth Pegram and Ted Davant.
Rice Institute, Houston, Texas: Tom Anderson, Beadle Moore, Joe Fryou and Bert Carr, Jr.
Howard Payne, Brownwood, Texas: Miss Beth Anderson
Kemper Military Academy, Booneville, Missouri: Albert Wadsworth, Jr.
Beaumont Junior College, Beaumont, Texas: George Richard Keene and Bobbie Wilkinson
Bryant-Stratton College, Providence, R. I: Frank Hurley
Schreiner Academy, Kerrville, Texas: Hudson Castleton, Jay Serrill and George Edward Serrill
College of Industrial Arts, Denton, Texas: Miss Kathryn Williamson
A. & M. College, College Station, Texas: Don Wertz and John Frick
Austin College, Sherman, Texas: Terese and Edward Lewis and Frances McClure
Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, Ohio: Miss Virginia Wilkinson
Sweet Briar, Lynchburg, Virginia: Miss Kitty King Corbett
Woodberry Forrest School, Woodberry Forrest, Virginia: Gibbons Corbett
September 20, 1934
The Black and White Shop on West side of the square will re-open Wednesday and the public is cordially invited to visit between the hours of 2 and 6 p. m. for free coffee and doughnuts.
This shop has been completely remodeled and enlarged, adding another attractive business house to the square.
The Black and White Shop specializes in sandwiches, coffee, short orders, etc. At a later date they will make fried chicken their specialty.
Daily Tribune, March 16, 1937
Mr. and Mrs. Don Sterling Jr. spent the weekend in Caldwell.
Mrs. James Nibblett Jr. and Sherry of Houston are visiting relatives here a few days.
Mr. E. J. Crofoot and son, Tad spent Easter here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Crofoot. Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Crofoot will leave soon for their new home in Sacramento, California.
Mrs. Norman Spencer left yesterday for her home in Big Springs after spending several days here with her sisters, Mrs. Pat Thompson and Mrs. Cecil Saunders and her mother, Mrs. Neils Anderson.
Mrs. Pat Thompson and Mrs. Neils Anderson are in Houston today where Mrs. Anderson is consulting her physician.
Adelbert Verser and Charles Maddox went back to A. and M. College yesterday after spending the Easter Holidays here with her parents. They were accompanied to Houston by Mr. and Mrs. Laddie Lowe and Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Verser.
Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Cole returned to Houston yesterday afternoon after spending the Easter holidays with Mrs. Cole's parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Mills.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. P. Ryman returned to A. and M. College this morning after spending the Easter holidays here with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Grover Horn and Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Ryman in Matagorda.
Mrs. A. C. Barton spent the week end in Port Lavaca with Mr. Barton.
Mr. and Mrs. Randall Gartman and Randy and Mrs. Grover Horn and Mrs. Wm. P. Ryman spent Sunday in Newgulf with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Moore of Freeport spent yesterday here with relatives.
Mrs. Terrill Pierce and mother, Mrs. R. L. Porter spent Easter Sunday in Houston with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Paris Smith are in Dallas where they were called on account of the death of a nephew.
Mr. and Mrs. Allan Labay spent the weekend in El Campo with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Bareiss of Houston were Easter guests of Dr. and Mrs. H. C. Matthes and children. Mrs. Bareiss and Mrs. Matthes are sisters.
Mr. and Mrs. Vestal Fisher, Susan and Deanna, Mrs. Mae Sherry and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Fisher and Donald spent the weekend in Houston with Mr. and Mrs. James Niblett and Sherry. They enjoyed a trip to the San Jacinto Monument Sunday afternoon.
Charles Kidder, University of Texas student spent the weekend with relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. Mack C. Milner, Mack, Jr. and John Brochar of Houston spent the Easter holidays in Bay City visiting in the homes of Mrs. R. J. Sisk and Mr. and Mrs. James E. Foreman.
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Evans of Houston spent the weekend here with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Clifton. They were accompanied by Miss Johnnie Fay Joice, who visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Joice.
Russell Matthes and his roommate, Clift Davis at Baylor spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Matthes.
Tribune, April 3, 1947
There are 131 members of the faculty of the Bay City Independent School District, this total including principals, school nurse, and teachers and coaches.
Because the school system this upcoming year will return to the four-year high school system the high school faculty has been increased. For the past three years the junior high school contained grades seven, eight, with the ninth grade to move to the high school.
This change was approved by the school board earlier this year. It will make numerous changes in the scholastic and athletic programs of the school.
It will provide increased volume of students for the various school activities as band, choral work, and the other phases of school work.
In addition to providing additional talent for athletic teams, the choral program is expected to have increased numbers, as will the band at the high school.
Next year the girl's physical education program will require two instructors, where in the past only one instructor was necessary.
There are 31 members of the high [school] Mrs. Ruby Ballard, Mrs. Broughton, Mrs. Kay Johnson, Roxie McCarty, Phil Point, Miss Mattie Sue Ringgold, Miss Bonnie Southwell, and Albert Wynn.
Incumbent instructors include J. I. Barron, Miss Lucille Christenberry, Mrs. Bess Early, Erwin Graeter, Mrs. Mary Gregory, Mrs. Lois Harris, Don Haley, Mrs. Keye Ingram, Charles King, Sam Maglitto, E. D. Marling, Vance McDonald, Mrs. Nola Mae McWilliams, Joe Rogers, Orlando Schraub, Mrs. Edith Smith, James D. Sowell, Kermit Spielman, Mrs. Viola Sullivan, George Valon, Mary Valon.
There are 18 members of the junior high school faculty. New members include Mrs. Sue Beeman, Henry Black, Mrs. Eva Einkauf, Fred Goeke, LaVerne Jecmenek. Incumbent instructors include Mrs. Lillie Balusek, Miss Emma Chamrad, Robert Conklin, Roy C. Harris, Miss Margaret Holsworth, Principal Kenneth Kerley, Miss Della S. Oliver, Edwin A. Peters, Mrs. B. Smith, Mrs. Bonnie H. Staten, Mrs. Vevi Stevens, Miss Valeria Sweeny, and Mrs. Jo R. Williams.
There are 54 members of the elementary school faculty and 28 on the faculty of Hillard schools.
Matagorda County Tribune, August 23, 1956
There are 54 members of the faculty of the two elementary schools of Bay City Independent School District. In that number, which includes the principals, there are seven new members, including one new principal.
John Hill is the new principal at the Pierce School. Last year Frank Balusek was principal of Tenie Holmes and Pierce, dividing his time between the two schools.
In addition to Mr. Hill the new members of the elementary school faculty include Samuel David Beeman, the speech therapist who is completing his degree requirements at San Marcos, Mrs. Jerry Nell Goeke, wife of the new junior high coach, Mrs. Mildred Owen, Mrs. Geraldine Rogers, Mrs. Jerry Salyer, and Mrs. Aileen Warnoch.
Incumbent members of the faculty include Mrs. Ruth Alford, Mrs. Carmen S. Anderson, Mrs. Eunice Anderson, Miss Edith Armstrong, Mrs. Etta Mae Baker, Mr. Balusek, Mrs.. Nettalie Russell Bateman, Mrs. Peggy Chapman, Mrs. Alice Cherry, Mrs. Dorothy Criswell, Mrs. Kathryn E. Davis, Miss Pearl Donoway, Mrs. Esther N. Hall, Mrs. Ivie Y. Humber, Mrs. Roberta Irwin, Mrs. Margaret Jordan, Mrs. Rhoda King, Mrs. Margaret Lawson, Mrs. Mattie Liston, Miss Pearl Love, Miss Ethel Manning, Mrs. Mary B. McAllister, Mrs. Violet McKnight, Mrs. Ellen L. Minkert, Mrs. Norene Nelson, Mrs. Daisy Newton, Mrs. Charlsie Nygard, Mrs. Frances Patterson, Mrs. Mary Peterson, Miss Sybil Runnells, Mrs. Elaine Scoggin, Mrs. Inez Scott, Miss Bess Senour, Mrs. Lena Maude Shaffer, Mrs. Mildred Sherrer, Mrs. Marguerite D. Sirman, Mrs. Erlyne V. Sykes, Mrs. Eva Tenberg, Mrs. Bessie Lee Tharp, Mrs. Elaine Townsend, Mrs. Corinne Vaughan, Mrs. Roxie B. Wiginton, Miss Kay Wood, Mrs. Elizabeth H. Young and Mrs. Mary Younts.
Matagorda County Tribune, August 23, 1956
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