1913 - 1937
The "Old Folk's Dance" last Tuesday night was indeed voted a success by all who attended it, whether young or old, those who dance and those who don't. The grand march was begun about eight o'clock and was lead by Mr. and Mrs. Culver and these were followed by a long line of couples. During the evening all kinds of dancing was enjoyed from all the old dances up to all the latest styles. The square dance was quite popular having been danced three different times during the evening and each time was called off by Mr. Culver. The Mexican orchestra furnished the music and played better than ever before. Just exactly at twelve o'clock, when 1912 was leaving and cannon crackers were exploding, anvi's? firing, kids shouting and every bell in town was pealing forth with the town boys at the rope, ushering in the New Year with joy and bedlam, the ladies served coffee and cake to all the guests. Then the dancing started again and some danced until daylight. Some of the prettiest costumes were worn that have been displayed in Matagorda in sometime. The ladies dancing and their costumes are as following:
Mrs. G. B. Culver, brown silk with cream lace.
The men and boys were: Messrs. Culver, Walter and Arthur Stewart, Charlie and Willie Williams, Sterne, Blair, Green Savage, Swagerty, Rugeley Serrill, Amos Duffy, Jake Smith, Johnnie May Williams, Sam Lawson, Frank Smith, Sherman Baker and Walter Cookenboo of Bay City, Sambo and Edward Rugeley, Scott Phillips, Henry Eidlebach, Luther Stuesoff, and Norman Savage.
Mr. Culver, who had charge of arrangements and is entitled to a very large share of the praise for the splendid success of the affair, makes the following report of the financial part of it:
Amount collected Old Folks' Dance $33.00
Paid for Music...................................$23.00
Mrs. Charlie Bruce and children are still in Wharton with relatives, Mrs. Bruce is at home after, spending Xmas day at Wharton with them.
Mr. and Mrs. Harris Darst returned to their home in Richmond after spending the holidays with Mrs. Darst's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Sargent. They were accompanied by Miss Joe Sargent who was their guest for a few days, returning Sunday.
Miss Lula Belle Salley and Mr. Amos Duffy came home Tuesday after attending a house party at Egypt at the Northington home and attended dances at Columbus, Sealy and Eagle Lake. Miss Salley was accompanied home by Miss Lila Matthews of Wharton, who after attending the old folks dance returned to her home Wednesday.
Misses Gertrude and Elizabeth Gilbert returned to Nacogdoches Saturday after a pleasant visit with home folks and was accompanied as far as Bay City by their father.
Mr. John Culver and sister, Miss Clara of Wadsworth came down for the dance Tuesday night and were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Culver for the night.
Mrs. C. C. Inglehart, Mrs. R. A. Kleska, of Bay City, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Inglehart of Somerville came down from Bay City Tuesday to attend the old folks dance, returning Wednesday.
Mrs. Stewart Savage is in Houston at the St. Joseph Infirmary where she is to be operated on. Mrs. Ed Savage is with her and will be until Mrs. Stewart Savage is able to return home. Mr. Stewart Savage went up on Wednesday's train to join his wife for a few days.
Sherman Baker, Walter Cookenboo and Mrs. Winnie Baker McClave came down Tuesday night to attend the dance and returned the next day.
Mrs. R. C. Emmel and little daughter of Corpus Christi are here visiting Mrs. Emmel's home folks, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Williams and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Ortling of the Ben Hur Hotel on the beach were guests at the Culver home Monday and Tuesday. They were on their way home from spending Christmas with relatives on Matagorda Island.
Mrs. F. W. Hovens and little Jack of Peters, returned home after spending Xmas with the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Salley.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Gilmore and son of Wadsworth were the guests of Mrs. Gilmore's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Guss Gottschalk.
Mrs. M. E. Lawson has returned from Glen Flora where she spent the holidays with her daughter, Mrs. Jessie Matthews.
Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Schunlenbaum and family of Dallas are visiting relatives here.
Pierce Hamilton was a holiday visitor for several days last week but returned to Bay City Sunday to be ready for school Monday.
W. B. and Zuch Serrill went back to school in Bay City Sunday after being home for the holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Zipprian and son, Robert, of Angleton, spent the holidays with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Zipprian.
Little baby John McNabb is again sick with fever. The little fellow's many friends wish him an early recovery.
Mrs. C. M. Robbins of Beaumont is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Frank Rugeley and will be here for some time.
Miss Carrie Salley, one of the Bay City public school faculty, was at home for the holidays and returned home Saturday to begin her work Monday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Tippins from Lane City spent the holidays with the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rugeley.
Miss Lula Duffy left Saturday for Bay City where she will spend several days with her sister at that place.
Mr. and Mrs. George Serrill of Bay City spent Xmas day in town taking dinner at the Serrill home.
Mr. Rugeley Serrill was a Bay City visitor Thursday returning the same day.
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Middlebrook of Clemville are the guests of the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Savage.
Miss Muta Serrill went to Bay City Wednesday to attend the Leap Year dance and the Married Men's dance Thursday night.
Miss Reba Rugeley went to Bay City to attend the dance Friday night and was a guest at the Poole home.
Postals received from Miss Beth Phillips state that she is having a most enjoyable visiting in Bay City.
Mr. and Mrs. Brown Watkins was in town this week.
Our society editor had the misfortune to misplace her full report of Thursday night kid mask ball in the store just when it should have gone to the printer; but it will appear in next week's issue.
Bro. Selfridge of Bay City was here Monday night and filled his appointment at the Methodist church. The preacher delivered a splendid sermon of the subject of Paul's admonition to keep God pre-eminent in our lives. The remarks were listened to most attentively, and it was evident that his hearers were benefitted. At the close of the service a collection was taken for the education and relief of Presbyterian ministers. Bro. Selfridge will be here again next Thursday night.
Matagorda News, January 3, 1913
Jack Baines, an enterprising colored man, yesterday packed for shipment to San Antonio one day's catch of rattlesnakes. He had about a dozen weighing 50 pounds, which he sells for 50c a pound to a Santone dealer. He captured the reptiles across the bay on the peninsular, by means of a slip-loop over the end of a pole, it being very little trouble to get the snake's head fastened in the loop; but then the fun begins, especially if the captive has about 20 rattles and 15 pounds at the end of the line. That was one show where there was no fighting for the front row.
Matagorda News, January 3, 1913
Since coming to Matagorda some things have happened. It has rained, blowed and part of the time the sun has shined. But the thing that was of more interest was our "Christmas Dinners;" we say dinners because there were several. Dinner began to find its way into the kitchen early Xmas morning and kept coming all day long. Some came while we were dining at the splendid home of editor Mr. C. E. Gilbert, where we were most hospitably treated to a fine "turkey dinner." The next day we began on a fine well baked turkey sent to us by Mrs. Ed Baker, cakes, pies, oysters, etc. which we know nothing as to where they came from, but "got 'em." How shall we find language to express our appreciation of such kind treatment. We can say "thank you" and we do mean it with all our hearts, many thanks indeed. God's blessing be upon you all and help us to give you the very best service in our power. We hope soon to be lodged in the parsonage and ready for business. Then come to see us.
Yours to serve, D. S. Burke and family
Matagorda News, January 3, 1913
The Masked Ball given last Wednesday night at the hall by the young men was a decided success and will be long remembered by the maskers, other dancers, and the onlookers as the social affair of the winter. Soon after dark the maskers, such as clowns, old and young women, little Red Riding-hoods, and others began to arrive and then the guessing also began, for each spectator wondering who each masquerader was and what this friend and that one were representing. The grand march was formed and was led by Mr. George B. Culver, as a green ghost, and Mr. Amos Duffy, attired as a fair belle, and were followed by many masked couples. Several dances were then enjoyed and masks were ordered off too soon entirely. Dainty refreshments were served by the cemetery association and were greatly enjoyed and with the dreamy music rendered by the Mexican orchestra the dancers had such a good time "They didn't go home 'till morning." Those who were masked are:
Mesdames Culver and Hawkins and Messrs. Culver,
Sterne, Arthur and Walter Stewart all being dressed alike in green
dominos, and all being about the same size, had everyone guessing.
The young men honored the young ladies and school girls and boys, with another dance Saturday night at the hall, the Mexican orchestra again furnishing the music. Although the weather was threatening, there was a good crowd out and all report a fine time. Those indebted to the young men for this good time are: Misses Muta Serrill, Reba Rugeley, Lila Berg, Vera Burke, Minnie Phillips, Belle Smith, Teresa Watkins, Myrtle Duffy, Louis and Callie Gove, Imogene Inglehart, and Mary Gilmore.
The entertainers were: Norman Savage, Johnnie May Williams, Darwin Williams, Jake Smith, Rugeley Serrill, Luther Steusoff, Tas Thornhill, and Charlie Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Middlebrook, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ellerkamp, Mr. and Mrs. Green Savage, and Mr. and Mrs. Willie Williams were in attendance.
The college boys home for the holidays were most royally entertained last Wednesday night when Mesdames Culver and Hawkins gave them a six o'clock stag dinner at the Culver home. The dining table was a pretty sight with spotless linen and beautiful handwork while in the center of the table was a large vase of yellow nasturtiums. Mr. Culver was toast master and gave each boy some subject for discussion and we were sorry not to be able to get these interesting talks.
Around the table were seated Warner Stewart, Maynard, Sambo and Edward Rugeley, Pierce Hamilton, Harold Swagerty, Willie Bert, Jr., Scott Phillips, Eric and Arthur Culver, Oscar and Lamar George. While college life, and college girls and home girls were discussed Mesdames Culver and Hawkins served a three course dinner of oyster-cocktail, turkey, fried oysters, fairy fruit and potatoe salads, french peas, sweet and sour pickles, celery, hot chocolate, marshmallow pudding, chocolate and coconut cake. A most enjoyable time is reported and all the boys declared that no dormitory could serve such a grand dinner.
Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Moberley had a dinner Sunday the occasion being a family reunion as the father and all three Moberley boys were together for the first time in several years. Mrs. Moberley prepared a scrumptious turkey dinner and those seated around the table were Mr. and Mrs. W. E. McNabb, Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Moberley, Mr. and Mrs. Rucks Moberley, Mr. J. D. Moberley of St. Louis and the senior Moberley, and Misses Jessie May and Muta Serrill.
After preaching Monday night some of the young people gathered at the Rugeley home and enjoyed an oyster roast and all the fun that goes along with that sport. A big fire was made on the lawn and soon everybody was eating roasted oysters right out of the shell. Then all kinds of fireworks were displayed and later all gathered in the house where music was rendered by the young ladies of the crowd. Those who enjoyed this holiday occasion were Misses Francis and Katherine Poole of Bay City, Jessie May Serrill, Joe Sargent, Rose Sterne, Fannie Nolte, Allie George, Imogene Inglehart, Reba Rugeley, and Messrs. Harold Swagerty, Johnnie Mae Williams, Willie Berg, Warner Stewart, Scott Phillips, Arthur and Eric Culver, Lamar George, Stewart Burkhart, Perry Moore of Bay City, Maynard, Sambo and Edward Rugeley, Mrs. Sterne, Mr. Selfridge and Mr. and Mrs. Rugeley.
The following composed a party to Bay City Wednesday to see the Stumbling Block at the Grand Opera House; Mr. and Mrs. Burkhart, Lawrence and Irene; Misses Muta and Jessie May Serrill, and Stewart Burkhart, Tas Thornhill and Sidney Shindler.
Mrs. David Parker left on the Monday train for Winslow, Ark., in response to a telegram from a daughter to "come on first train." Mr. Parker says nothing was said to indicate sickness, and as another daughter from Oklahoma was down there, it may be just a family reunion for New Year.
The Bay City Tribune for Thursday contained a write-up of the dance given Monday night by the young men of that city. The following ladies of Matagorda were present and the Tribune's description of their gowns was something like to following:
Miss Reba Rugeley, white lace over pink.
Messrs. Albert Wadsworth, George Serrill, Sam Sholars, Harris Darst and Stewart Burkhart were among the gentle men present who are known in Matagorda.
Miss Lula Belle Salley, Miss Margarite Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Wadsworth were the guests of Mrs. Anderson [Andrews], Mrs. Wadsworth's mother, at Wharton, for the Wharton dance Wednesday night.
Miss Bertha Boyd left Saturday for Wadsworth to spend a few days with her sister before school begins.
Mr. Amos Duffy, our obliging postmaster, left Friday for Sealy to see his many friends there and to attend a dance that night returning home Sunday.
Misses Francis and Katherine Poole of Bay City returned home Wednesday night after a few days visit to Miss Reba Rugeley.
Misses Irma and Merle Berg are home again after a pleasant visit to friends at Belva, and have been on the sick list since coming home. They and Mrs. Berg have all been on the grip list.
Julian Inglehart and Johnnie May Williams went to Bay City Thursday to attend the dance given by the married men.
Miss Imogene Inglehart came down Christmas night to attend the masquerade ball Xmas night.
Mr. Vincent Culver of Wadsworth came down to attend the masquerade ball Christmas night and was a guest at the G. B. Culver home.
Darwin Williams returned to Houston Sunday to his work after spending Christmas with home folks.
Mr. Tom Murdock of Hunt County is in town visiting his daughter Miss Nellie at the Burke home.
Mr. Stewart Burkhart has had as his guest Mr. Davenport of San Antonio. They boys are classmates in Garden Academy, at San Antonio.
Matagorda News, January
Miss Beth Phillips is home after a weeks visit in Bay City.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wadsworth left Monday for a visit to Bay City.
Miss Lula Duffy came home Sunday from Bay City after a visit to her sister.
Messrs. Goodwin Sterne and G. B. Culver were Bay City visitors Thursday.
Mrs. Charlie Gilmore of Austwell has returned home after visiting relatives here.
Mr. Julian Inglehart spent Saturday night in Bay City on important business returning Sunday.
Mrs. M. C. Robbins returned to her home in Beaumont Thursday after a visit to her daughter, Mrs. Frank Rugeley.
Miss Minnie Dea Coffin came in Sunday from a two weeks visit with her parents at Blum and began teaching her music pupils Monday morning.
Mr. Sam Berg has added a new yellow wheeled wagon to his business, and the new vehicle was put into service early Monday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Dietrich of Port Lavaca have returned home after spending New Year's day with the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Nolte.
Mrs. George Merriweather and son, Will, Mrs. Sadie Menefee and Will Northington returned to Egypt Sunday after a few days visit at the E. L. Salley home.
Mrs. Weston Bailey and children have returned to their home in El Campo after spending the holidays with their parents Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Nolte.
Rev. D. S. Burke and family moved Monday into their new home, the parsonage.
Miss Joe Sargent left Saturday for San Antonio to re-enter St. Mary's after enjoying the holidays at home.
The stork called on Mr. and Mrs. Frank Decruz on New Years day--a bouncing boy.
Messrs. Adams and John Rehak of Wadsworth were in town last week.
Mrs. Willie Williams gave a turkey dinner Sunday and had as her guests Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Williams, Johnnie May Williams, Mrs. Annie Byars, and Mrs. Charlie Williams and family.
Mr. R. C. Emmel of Corpus Christi, stopped here for Mrs. Emmel, who was here visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Williams and they left for Houston Saturday where they will make their home.
Messrs. B. A. Ryman and Ed C. Baker were summoned to Bay City Monday for Jury service, but on a plea, both were excused.
Messrs. John A. and W. E. Williams are in Bay City this week, on the petit jury.
Messrs. Goodwin Sterne and Gus Gottschalk were in Bay City Monday.
The old folks had their dance and the young folks have had their dances, so the little folks had a masquerade ball Thursday night and all the youngsters seemed to enjoy it to the fullest extent. They too had a grand march, and square dances called by Mr. Amos Duffy. Most all were masked, and the little folks danced until ten o'clock then turned the floor over to the young ladies and young men who danced until twelve. The little folks that were dancing the first part of the evening and who were masked were:
Wiley Butter of Wadsworth was a visitor here Sunday.
Maynard Rugeley left Thursday for Austin to resume his studies at the University.
Sambo and Edward Rugeley, Eric Culver and Warner Stewart left Friday for Sherman to begin their studies at Austin College after being at home with their folks for Xmas.
Stewart Burkhart left Sunday for San Antonio to re-enter Garden Academy.
Arthur Culver left Sunday for San Marcos to enter Corornal after being at home for the holidays.
Mrs. Geo. T. Sargent is visiting in Bay City this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Stewart left Sunday. Mr. Stewart goes to Galveston while Mrs. Stewart stops at Wharton for a visit with relatives.
Those going over to Bay City yesterday to see the Little Shepherd of the Hills were: Mrs. Walter Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Culver, Mrs. Jim Hawkins, Mrs. Goodwin Sterne, Misses Reba Rugeley and Minnie Dea Coffin, and Messrs. Julian Inglehart, Rugeley Serrill, Norman Savage and Lenwood Justilien.
Sidney Schindler and sisters, Glendora and Mable, arrived home Sunday from Bay City.
Messrs. Tas Thornhill, Lem Blair and Harold Swagerty went to Bay City last night in the latter's car to attend "The Little Shepherd of the Hills." Afterward Mr. _____ accompanied his wife home on the [train?].
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Middlebrook left Sunday for Clemville, their home, after spending the holidays with the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Savage.
Mrs. Glenn Reaser and baby of Bay City returned home Sunday after a visit to Mrs. Reaser's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Zipprian.
Mr. Scott Phillips returned to Houston Monday where he will again take up his business course at Massey Business College.
Matagorda News, January 10, 1913
Mr. Nye Ryman was a Bay City visitor this week.
Mr. Willie Williams went to Bay City Tuesday to attend court.
Mrs. E. J. Savage is another victim of la grippe, but is recovering now.
Miss Carrie Salley visited home folks Saturday returning to Bay City Sunday.
Mr. Amos Duffy left Monday for Houston on business, returning Thursday.
Mr. H. P. Baxter left Saturday for Galveston to serve on a jury in the Federal court.
Mrs. D. S. Burke left Monday for Houston where she goes to have her eyes treated.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wadsworth went to Austin this week to attend the Inauguration and ball.
Miss Reba Rugeley is better now, having been sick with la grippe the first part of the week.
Miss Muta Serrill left Wednesday to again take up her studies at the Bay City Business College.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Burkhart and Miss Irene motored to Bay City yesterday to attend the opera there.
Mrs. Maggie Bruce's many friends will be sorry to learn that she is still quite sick with la grippe.
Mr. W. J. Phillips, our popular grocer, is up after one of the worst cases of la grippe, he says, he ever had.
Miss Esta Brooks Taylor of Sealy arrived Tuesday at noon and will be Mrs. Goodwin Sterne's guest for a few days.
Mr. Geo. Sargent and Johnnie May Williams left yesterday in Mr. Sargent's car for a few days stay at his ranch on Caney.
Mr. George Sargent returned from Bay City in his car Monday and brought Mrs. F. P. Hamilton and Mr. Will McNabb home with him.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wadsworth returned from Bay City Wednesday afternoon bringing Mr. Nye Ryman and Norman Savage with them.
Mrs. Sterne returned yesterday from Wharton and was accompanied home by Mr. Sterne's mother of Victoria who will make an extended visit here.
Mr. Leon Mistrot of Mistrot Bros. of Galveston and Mr. Harbour of A. L. Peirson of Galveston were here visiting A. A. Duffy & Co. yesterday.
One of Edward E. Strauss' leading salesmen will put on a big display of their all wool fabrics for men's clothes in A. A. Duffy's store the latter part of next week.
Mesdames Ed Baker, Will Bedford, O. R. Moberley, Misses Gertrude Sharkey and Jessie May Serrill, went across the Colorado Tuesday and called on Mrs. Robert Baxter.
Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Savage returned from Houston Sunday. Mrs. Savage's friends are glad to learn of her recovery from a successful operation, and are glad to have her home again.
Mrs. Ed Baker left yesterday for Bay City to visit for several days with relatives and will be met there by Mr. Baker and son, Calvin, who will go up today and return with his mother.
Messrs. McIntyre, Wright and Dr. Curtis, of Dayton, Ohio, are back after a delightful trip upon the bay hunting and fishing. They were on the boat "Hubby" while on their trip.
Mrs. Ed Baker had the Baker family and Misses Jessie May and Muta Serrill as her guests for dinner Sunday, the occasion being her birthday.
Judge A. C. Burkhart went up to Bay City yesterday to be present at the unveiling of the Confederate monument there today, erected by the Daughters of the Confederacy in honor of the E. S. Rugeley Camp, U. C. V.
The News had a call Tuesday from Mr. Culver with Mr. R. DeForest, representing Clay, Robinson & Co., of Fort Worth. Mr. Culver says "this is the man who buys all our cattle and hides, here and at Wadsworth, and he does it in line with the motto of the firm, 'Our Work Wins.' He's been buying hides this trip."
Messrs. Goodwin Sterne, B. A. Ryman, G. B. Culver and Geo. T. Savage motored to Bay City Monday in Mr. Sterne's car and attended the meeting of the Good Roads Association, returning that afternoon.
W. C. Bert, Jr., left Saturday for Houston to re-enter Massey's business college after spending the holidays at home. He was prevented from going back with the other boys on account of an attack of la grippe.
Mrs. Lem Blair, Mrs. Ed Layton, Miss Reba Rugeley, Tas Thornhill, and Harold Swagerty went to Bay City yesterday to see the opera.
Mr. Jim Bruce was also a theater attendant at Bay City last night.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Williams entertained all the members of the Williams' yesterday with a turkey dinner. This is the first time they have entertained since remodeling their home which is now complete in all respects.
The Ladies Aid of the Methodist Church met Monday afternoon at the church and after a business meeting, elected officers for the following year as follows: Mrs. W. C. Berg, president; Mrs. C. E. Gilbert, vice-president; Mrs. Frank Rugeley, Secretary; Mrs. Ed Baker, Treasurer. After an interesting meeting the ladies adjourned to meet again the fourth Monday in February.
Mrs. Will Berg is now some better after a bad case of la grippe.
The Matagorda boys are adepts at entertaining the girls when they start and a splendid example of this was Monday night when they invited the girls to a candy pulling at the Serrill home. All during the evening the girls and boys sung, all the songs being accompanied on the piano by Misses Minnie Dea Coffin and Lila Berg. Everybody pulled candy and Mr. Johnnie May Williams was given the prize for having the best specimen, for his looked like chocolate candy when finished although there wasn't any chocolate in it. The boys entertaining were Douglas, Rugeley and Gober Serrill, Jacob Smith, Tom Gove, Tas Thornhill, Harold Feather, Johnnie May Williams, Harold Swagerty, Roland Smith, Sam Lawson and Lem Blair and the girls that are indebted to the boys for this pleasant evening are Misses Lula Belle Salley, Jessie May and Muta Serrill, Lila Berg, Gertrude Sharkey, Minnie Dea Coffin, Inez Cain, Beth Phillips, Helen Gilbert and Mesdames Ed Baker and Lem Blair.
Matagorda News, January 17, 1913
Mrs. D. S. Burke is home after a ten days visit to Houston.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Cookenboo were in town for a few hours Saturday.
Miss Reba Rugeley is in Lane City this week visiting her sister, Mrs. Tippins
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Inglehart and son returned Sunday from a short visit to Bay City.
Mr. Leo Moore and Mr. Burns of Bay City were in town Monday on business.
Mrs. Douglass Parrish came home from Wadsworth Friday night, returning Monday.
Miss Christine Bullock is back at school after spending the holidays with parents at Belva.
Mrs. Ed Layton is home after a few days visit to Mr. George Austin's family at Bay City.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Landrum of Big Hill are the proud parents of a baby girl born Thursday night.
Mr. R. H. Traylor of San Antonio is here on a visit to his son Roy and sister, Mrs. Ed Layton.
Mr. Jim Rugeley and family and Mrs. James Sargent of Bay City motored down Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Law of Galveston is visiting her niece, Mrs. Stewart Savage, and grandson, Mr. Fredrick Law.
Leslie Cookenboo and Harold Carter motored down Sunday afternoon from Bay City for a few hours
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Stewart and Mrs. Walter Stewart and sons motored to Bay City Saturday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Baker and son came home Sunday from Bay City where they have been visiting relatives.
Mrs. George Raymond and Miss Birdie Sterling went to Seadrift Tuesday to visit Mrs. Edgar Dunbar.
Mrs. Joe Shindler's many friends will regret to hear that she is ill and one of her little girls is sick, too.
Mr. Walter Calhoun and family, formerly of Matagorda but lately of Seadrift, moved back here last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wadsworth and friends from Bay City motored down Sunday afternoon remaining until Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Will McNabb had as their guests for a turkey dinner Tuesday, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Layton and Master Roy Traylor.
Judge A. C. Burkhart and J. R. Moberley, veterans of the confederacy, attended the unveiling at Bay City Friday returning Saturday.
Dinsmore Williams had the misfortune to pierce his hand with a knife last week while opening oysters and caused a lame hand for several days.
Messrs. Zipprian & Son of Wadsworth, sold his grocery business to Lorino Bros. of this city. Mr. Walter L. Calhoun will be made manager of the new business.
Mrs. Henry Baxter and Mrs. Maggie Bruce left Monday for Galveston. The former to meet Mr. Baxter who is on the Federal grand jury and the latter to consult a physician.
The Ladies Aid held a called meeting at the church Monday afternoon and a large membership was present and some important matters discussed. Mrs. Willie Berg, the newly elected president, presided for her first time.
Mr. T. J. Poole and family, of Wadsworth and G. B. Grimes an uncle of Mr. Poole, formerly of this country but now of Kansas, Mrs. Manford Barber of Austin, a sister of Mrs. Poole, all motored down Saturday visiting friends and relatives for the afternoon.
Those enjoying the stag dance at the pavilion Monday night were Douglass Rugeley and Gober Serrill, Harold Feather, Harold Swagerty, Amos Duffy, Johnnie May Williams and John Gottschalk. The boys report a most enjoyable time although the norther came and the fair sex failed to show up. Whoever heard of girls at a stag dance anyway?
Last Wednesday afternoon the High Five Club were most royally entertained by Misses Otis and Irma Berg. The game was enjoyed for sometime until the three tables were cleared and the Misses Bergs passed a most appetizing luncheon of chicken salad, fried oysters, wafers, sandwiches and ___ter which was greatly enjoyed by Mesdames Walter Stewart, Arthur Stewart, Henry Baxter, Annie Byars, Charlie Burkhart, Charlie Pope, Willie McNabb, Misses Myrtle and Lula Duffy, Fannie Nolte and Jessie May Serrill.
Miss Helen Gilbert had a few girls and boys to take supper with her last Friday night in honor of Mr. Johnnie May Williams' birthday although he was delayed in Bay City and not getting home until the local arrived, having--to dine alone. Those present and who will always remember Johnnie May's twenty-second birthday with wishes for many happy returns are Misses Minnie Dea Coffin, Lula Belle Salley and Helen Gilbert, Messrs. Johnnie May Williams, Amos Duffy, Carroll Ryman, Harold Feather and Mrs. C. E. Gilbert.
Last Friday night, being Johnnie May Williams' birthday, his mother planned a surprise party for him but the young man was too smart and caught on to the plan before time for the event. Nevertheless, those who were fortunate enough to be present were surely made to enjoy themselves by the mother and sisters of the home. All kinds of games were played and later a contest was entered and at the close Misses Lila Berg, Helen Gilbert, and Harold Feather cut for the prize, and Miss Helen was the winner of the beautiful stick pin. Music was rendered by Misses Minnie Dea Coffin and Lila Berg and was greatly enjoyed by all. Then Mrs. Williams assisted by Mrs. Byars, served the young folks with delicious fruit punch and sandwiches. Those enjoying the occasion were Misses Lula Belle Salley, Minnie Dea Coffin, Lila Berg, Beth Phillips, Helen Gilbert and Messrs. John May Williams, Amos Duffy, Harold Feather, Norman Savage, Collins Baxter, Mr. and Mrs. Williams, Mesdames Byars, Willie Williams, Willie Berg and Gilbert.
Again the young folks were invited to celebrate another birthday.
Miss Beth Phillips issued dainty invitations to her eighteenth birthday
Saturday night at the home of her parents and all who went reported a
good time. The young folks entered right into all the games and as fast
as one grew tiresome another one was suggested until the wee hours were
soon upon the jolly crowd. Music was enjoyed and all joined in singing
the popular songs accompanied on the piano by Misses Coffin and Berg.
After partaking of a dainty repast of hot chocolate and cake, goodbyes
were said, and all wished that Beth would have many more such birthday
parties. Those enjoying this even were: Misses Minnie Dea Coffin, Fannie
Nolte, Jessie May Serrill, Gertrude Sharkey, Inez Cain, Lila Berg, Lula
and Myrtle Duffy, Rose Sterne, Vera Burke, Nellie Murdock and Messrs.
Matagorda News, January 24, 1913
Mr. Chas. Tew of Bay City was in town Thursday on business.
Mesdames George Sargent and Allan Trahan are both on the sick list this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Baker left yesterday for Bay City to attend the revival meetings that are being held there.
The Mothers Club met Tuesday afternoon and had a fine meeting. The ladies are planning a home talent play for the near future.
Miss Forrest Zipprian's friends are glad to learn of her recent appointment as one of the assistants in the Angleton post office.
Mr. John Berg's many friends will regret to hear of his severe suffering caused by rheumatism Miss Merlie is taking care of the store while Mr. Berg is sick.
The "4 Ms Cs" met Wednesday afternoon with Miss Myrtle Duffy for the first time since the holidays and a very pleasant afternoon was spent by all. Nearly all the girls were busy with some kind of fancy work and yet there were several idle ones. Music was rendered by Misses Phillips and Coffin and added to the enjoyment. Mrs. Dugat invited the girls into the dining room during the afternoon and here delicious egg nogg, cake and several kinds of homemade candy were enjoyed. The table the girls surrounded was beautifully decorated in spotless linen and pink and green flowers, the club colors. Those who once more enjoyed one of these jolly club meetings were: Misses Bertha Boyd, Lula Belle Salley, Minnie Dea Coffin, Inez Cain, Beth Phillips, Lula Duffy, Gertrude Sharkey, Irma Berg, Jessie May Serrill and Helen Gilbert. Several of the girls were absent and were missed, some being out of town and others ill.
Matagorda News, January 24, 1913
Mesdames Nye Ryman and G. B. Culver spent Saturday in Bay City.
Mrs. Alma Treloar and little son were Bay City visitors last week.
Henry Eidlebach of Wadsworth spent Sunday at the Williams' home.
Messrs. E. J. Savage and Jack Ellercamp went to Bay City Friday night.
Messrs. Goodwin Sterne and G. B. Culver motored to Bay City Tuesday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Christian Zipprian of Big Hill came in town Sunday to attend the Zipprian funeral.
Mrs. Maggie Bruce and Mrs. Henry Baxter returned Sunday after a weeks visit in Galveston.
Mr. Joe Kirkman who is running the engine on Jim Bruce's rice farm was in town Monday.
Miss Reba Rugeley came home Monday after visiting in Lane City and Bay City for a week.
Mr. John Berg is able to be at the store this week after being confined to his bed with rheumatism.
Mrs. Harris Darst of Richmond arrived Monday for a week's visit to her parents Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Sargent
Mr. J. W. Miller and son, James of Bay City, spent Saturday night with their son and brother, Mr. Geo. Kilbride.
Mrs. Chester Rugeley and children returned Sunday after a month's visit to her relatives in Beaumont.
Mrs. J. B. Watkins and daughter-in-law Mrs. Ross Watkins of Big Hill were in town Monday to consult the doctor.
Mr. and Mrs. Day and two children of Eagle Lake motored down spending Saturday night at the Inglehart Hotel.
Mr. and and Mrs. Ed Baker returned Saturday from a few days visit in Bay City attending the revival meeting at that place.
Misses Hawkins and Hamilton, Mrs. Sholars and Mr. Hawkins motored down from Bay City Tuesday to spend the afternoon.
Conductor R. A. Taylor of the Golden Gate Limited is ill at his home in Sealy and during his absence conductor Seth Cooper is on his run.
Mrs. Sterne returned from Kennedy Junction where he was called on account of the illness of her sister, Mrs. Walter Dimalin who is much better now.
W. F. Wallace of Edward E. Strauss & Co. of Chicago was in town Friday at A. A. Duffy's store taking orders for spring suits and all the boys are longing for spring so as to be able to don those new suits.
Mr. Willie Berg Jr., who has been attending the Massey Business College since September, has just written his mother of making such a high average in his mathematic examination that he is now in the highest class. All of Willie's friends will be glad to know this.
Matagorda News, January 31, 1913
After the weekly meeting of the Macabees Saturday the ladies went to the Serrill home as Miss Jessie May was the hostess for the monthly social meeting and a most enjoyable meeting was held. Miss Serrill served a delicious repast of chicken salad, pickles, fruit salad and punch to Mesdames Morgan Smith, M. E. Lawson, M. J. Bruce, Robert Baxter, Frank Rugeley, Ed Baker, Wm. Gove, W. J. Phillips and Lou Ellis.
The reception and shower given at the parsonage to aid in furnishing the parsonage, under the auspices of the Ladies Aid Society of the Methodist Church, last Friday afternoon and evening, proved to be one of the most enjoyable social gatherings of the season. All during the afternoon the ladies of the town called and each brought something useful for the parsonage. They were met at the door by Mesdames Lawson, Burke and Gilbert who showed them into the dining room where they were served to refreshments of chicken sandwiches and chocolate by Mesdames Berg, Smith, Hawkins and Culver. The reception was a pleasant part of the afternoon for many of the people had the pleasure of meeting Brother Burke and his wife for the first time. A good number of useful and ornamental articles were added to the parsonage, from doilies to window curtains, dishpans to steak-broiler, spoon-holder to silverware, etc.; and several generous and thoughtful liberal sums of money with which the occupants of the parsonage should purchase what in their judgment is needed most.
Another social will be held Saturday evening at 7:30 o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert under the auspices of the official board of the church and the Ladies Aid, at which it is desired that every member of the church be present, and every brother-in-law and sister-in-law.
Thursday being Mrs. Maggie Bruce's birthday, her niece, Miss Inez Kain, planned a surprise for her, and it was truly a surprise for Mrs. Bruce did not catch on at all. The surprise party met at Mrs. Charlie Pope's home and repaired to the Bruce home, where they were welcomed by both Mrs. Bruce and Miss Kain. For some time general conversation was enjoyed until Miss Inez passed a fish and bird contest to her guests. This was entered into by all and at the close, Mesdames Rugeley, Culver and Lawson cut for the prize, a box of stationery, and Mrs. Lawson was the winner. Mrs. Burke won the booby, a bottle of catsup. Then it was that Mrs. Pope and Misses Gilbert, Kain and Phillips served chocolate and cake. Those who had the pleasure of helping Mrs. Bruce celebrate her sixty-fourth birthday were: Mesdames Rugeley, Lawson, Culver, Williams, Phillips, Smith, Burke, Gilbert, Parker and Pope and Misses Beth Phillips and Helen Gilbert.
Mrs. Bruce, lovingly known by all in town as "Aunt Mag," has lived in Matagorda for over forty years. She was Miss Maggie Yeamans before marriage, and visited her old home just a few miles above Palacios last summer. Mrs. Bruce has two sons, Jas. A. and Frank C. Bruce, who with their families live here, and three grandchildren--and legions of friends who wish her many, many happy returns of this anniversary.
Again the "4 Ms C" were made to feel at home and to enjoy themselves to the fullest extent. Miss Lula Duffy was the hostess this week and the house was turned over to the guests. All the girls were feeling extra good and sewed along nicely until Miss Lula passed those delicious refreshments of peaches and cream, hot chocolate with cream and two kinds of delicious cake made by the hostess herself, then it was some good singing was enjoyed, the songs being accompanied on the piano by Misses Coffin and Phillips. Those who had this dandy time and who are anxious for the "Ds" of the alphabet to come around again (so Miss Duffy will be hostess again) were Misses Minnie Dea Coffin; Myrtle Duffy, Gertrude Sharkey, Fannie Notle, Lula Belle Salley, Beth Phillips, Jessie May Serrill, Bertha Boyd, Reba Rugeley, Helen Gilbert and Mrs. Lem Blair. The girls will meet with Miss Helen Gilbert next Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Layton motored to Bay City Wednesday.
Mrs. A. J. Dayvault of Lane City was the guest of Mrs. D. S Burke for Wednesday and Thursday of this week.
John May Williams, Tas Thornhill, Amos Duffy and Misses Lula Belle Salley and Helen Gilbert formed a merry chafing dish party at the Salley home Tuesday night and an enjoyable time was had.
Harrold Swagerty and Rugeley Serrill motored to Bay City with Henry Eidlebach Wednesday and returned in Mr. Swagerty's car which has been in the shop.
Matagorda News, January 31, 1913
Now what do you know about an old bride of twenty-three years being showered. But this is a fast age and we need not be surprised at anything that happens. My husband says he will have to marry me again in two more years, so I guess the shower came in all right. I have seen showers, but don't think I have ever saw one that excelled this one. Wish I had space to speak of all, but can mention only a few. Towels with orders to "Keep clean" and a comb and I guessed the meaning of that, window shades and curtains, table linen, all kinds of kitchen utensils, silver dollars and greenback bills. Now if any have had a more complete shower than this, come down and I will make you a nice bow. As I did not get the names of all the givers I take this method of thanking one and all. Words can not be found to express our heartfelt thanks for the kindness of the people of Matagorda since we came into your midst. We hope in some way to prove our appreciation by our labor among you for surely:
"We have had a kindness shown
Mrs. D. S Burke and family.
The Ladies' Aid Society of the Methodist Church wish to thank the people of the town for the many useful gifts and contributions at the shower for the parsonage at the Methodist parsonage Friday afternoon and night.
Ladies Aid Society.
Matagorda News, January 31, 1913
Quite a delegation of Matagorda people enjoyed "Freckles" at the Opera House at Bay City Tuesday night. Five of our best cars went up with several passengers each, and more went on the train. Any one from here looking around the opera house that night could easily have thought they were in their home town. Those attending the play from here were: Misses Lula Duffy, Reta Inglehart, Louise Williams and Messrs. Whitney Marques, Densmore Williams, Norman Savage, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Inglehart, Mrs. E. R. Savage, Mrs. Jack Ellerkamp and Miss Cottie Savage who went up on the train. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Stewart had in their car for their guests Misses Lula Belle Salley, Helen Gilbert and Mr. Gober Serrill. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stewart took with them Mesdames Culver and Lem Blair and Miss Inez Kain. Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin Sterne had with them Mrs. Jim Hawkins and Miss Fannie Nolte. Carroll Ryman took in his car Miss Jessie May and Rugeley Serrill. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burkhart and family in their car. Master Cecil Inglehart attended the play, going up on his bicycle.
The News had a call Tuesday from Mr. W. H. Whitley editor of the McGregor Mirror, who with the following party left on the Pastime for a hunting trip on bay: S. A. Cavitt, Geo. H. Caufield, E. W. Church and Forrest Connally. Capt. W. E. Williams and "Dad" Gottschalk had charge of the Pastime, and on their return they will also visit Corpus Christi.
Mrs. George Sargent was the hostess of the Forty-two club last Saturday and two tables of players were busy for the evening. Later the guests were served gelatine and whipped cream. Mrs. Sargent's guests for this social event were Mesdames Culver, Hawkins, A. C. Stewart, Walter Stewart, Burkhart and Misses Bertha Boyd and Irma Berg.
Sunday being Mr. Rugeley Serrill's birthday, his sister, Miss Jessie May, prepared a scrumptious dinner and asked five of the young man's friends to dine with him. All kinds of fun was had while eating this nice dinner and all topics of late were discussed by the party. Those enjoying Rugeley's nineteenth birthday dinner were Harold Swagerty, Amos Duffy, Johnnie May Williams, Collins Baxter, Harold Feather, Gertrude Sharkey and the Serrill family.
Mrs. Harris Darst returned to her home in Richmond Friday after a few days visit to her parents Mr. and Mrs. George Sargent.
Mr. W. O. Boney and daughter, Mrs. Alvin Williams of Bay City, accompanied by Mr. Andrew Boney of Merkel and Mr. and Mrs. John Boney of Stradford spent Thursday in town, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Ryman.
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Yeamans, Jr. are the proud parents of a fine baby boy born Friday night.
Mrs. B. A. Ryman, Carroll and little Miss Virginia made a flying trip to Bay City Saturday in Carroll's car.
Mr. C. C. Caruthers of the San Antonio Drug Co., was in town Sunday.
Miss Violet Ellis left last week for Houston where she accepted a position as a stenographer.
Misses Reba Rugeley and Minnie Dea Coffin returned Monday at noon from a few days visit to the Misses Pool in Bay City.
Messrs. J. B. and Leslie Cookenboo of Bay City were in town Thursday on business.
Mr. T. J. Poole, Jr., of Wadsworth was in town Tuesday on his way to the beach to look after his cattle that are over there for the winter.
Messrs. Jim Tabb and Joe Mangrum [Mangum?] of Wadsworth were in town Tuesday on business.
Mrs. Willie Berg left Tuesday for a few days visit to Mrs. Amos Lee at Bay City.
Mr. Roland Inglehart left Sunday for Houston to join his wife.
Matagorda News, February 7, 1913
Although it was not valentine day, Miss Inez Kain took Monday, her birthday, and entertained her many friends with a most enjoyable valentine party. The guests were met at the door by the hostess who looked sweet and girlish in a pretty white dress over pink and greeted each guest in her friendly way. Then too, there at the door was little Miss Josephine Pope representing the postman, and each guest here left a valentine with her. The house was beautifully decorated with hearts everywhere and the color scheme of pink and white was carried out in every detail. After all the young people had arrived they were all given the end of a string which after climbing over chairs, tables and each other, the spiderweb was undone, a girl and boy met each other at the center of that long piece of twine, then it was that these two were to be partners for a proposed game. Each girl tried her hand at proposing to her boy friend, but Miss Jessie Mae Serrill proved to be the expert and was awarded a box of candy for her speech of flowing words to Mr. Tas Thornhill. Then the boys were given sheets of paper on which to write a telegraph proposal of ten words to his partner and Mr. Collins Baxter wrote the best one to Miss Vera Burke and was given a box of candy. All during the evening the young people would surround the piano and being accompanied by Misses Coffin, Boyd and Berg would sing all the old and new songs. Mrs. Culver and Miss Nolte here passed numbered hearts and the boys and girls matched for partners, then the grand march was led into the dining room transformed into one mass of hearts, hearts on the wall, ceiling and all through the air. The long dining table was beautifully decorated with white and red hearts of all sizes and a dainty repast of chicken salad, olives, pickles, bread and butter sandwiches and coffee was enjoyed by all. Back into the parlor again each guest was given a purse of so many jelly beans to represent dollars and an auction, of which Mrs. Jim Bruce was chief auctioneer, was entered by all except a few who ate their money. Valentines of all kinds were sold for as much as a million beans. Back into the heart bedecked dining room all went and were served to refreshing punch and cake by Mesdames Pope, Culver and Bruce. "Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland" and "Goodnight Dearie" were being sung when these young people realized that it was "goodnight" time. Who will soon forget "Inez's valentine birthday party?" Everybody present had a most enjoyable time and all wished Miss Inez many more happy returns of the day. Those present were Misses Gertrude Sharkey, Nellie Murdock, Jessie May Serrill, Lula Belle Salley, Myrtle Duffy, Lula Duffy, Vera Burke, Irma and Lila Berg, Louis Dunbar, Beth Phillips, Reba Rugeley, Minnie Dea Coffin, Bertha Boyd, Fannie Nolte, Helen Gilbert, Mesdames Baxter, Pope, Culver, Blair, Bruce, Hawkins, Kain and Bruce. Messrs. Harold Swagerty, Sam Lawson, Harold Feather, Tas Thornhill, Amos Duffy, Johnnie May Williams, Norman Savage, Jacob Smith, Roland Smith, Collins Baxter, Rugeley and Douglas Serrill, Whitney Marquez, Lamar George and Lem Blair.
Mr. Goodwin Sterne with his mother, who has been visiting him from Victoria, leave today for a visit to Houston.
Mr. G. B. Culver left Sunday to go to Austin as one of the cattlemen's committee asking the legislature to provide for a hide inspector for this county--which they urge is now needed.
Rev. Mr. Burke and his wife went to Bay City yesterday to consult an occulist for Mrs. Burke's eyes.
Mesdames W. E. Williams and E. R. Inglehart left Friday for Houston to attend the wedding of a cousin.
Mrs. Annie Byars left Friday for Houston to visit sisters and brothers.
Matagorda News, February 7, 1913
The first quarterly conference of the Methodist church of Matagorda and Lane City, will be held here tomorrow at 4 p. m. Presiding Elder S. W. Thomas will preach tonight, tomorrow night and Sunday at 11 a. m.
A 3 pound roll of quilt cotton worth 60c can be bought at A. C.
Stewart's for 40c.
If you want cotton seed to plant, see J. K. Paulk; he has the best. Also some corn for sale. Planting seed 50c per bushel. For feeding 35c per bushel.
Matagorda News, February 7, 1913
Mrs. Katherine Williams is on the sick list.
Mrs. Jim Inglehart left Sunday for a visit in Wharton.
Mrs. A. B. Lorena was a Wadsworth visitor Saturday.
Mr. Ned Watkins from Sargent is in town visiting friends and relatives this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Roland Inglehart and Mrs. Willie Williams returned home Monday after a weeks visit in Houston.
Mr. H. S. Ockar of Kansas is in town this week and is stopping at the John Berg home.
Mr. Steve Phillips of Cedar Lake was in town Thursday and Friday shaking hands with old friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Lane of Lane City were in town Saturday and Sunday attending the Methodist conference.
Mrs. J. F. Gillett of Bay City arrived Wednesday and is with her sister, Mrs. B. A. Ryman, and her mother Mrs. Katherine Williams.
On account of Miss Inez Kain's illness and she being hostess of the "4 Ms C" this week. The club girls didn't have a meeting, but will meet with Miss Kain next Wednesday.
Rev. S. W. Thomas of Brenham, the presiding elder of this district was in attendance at the conference Saturday and filled the Methodist pulpit several times while here.
Capt. John Jacobson of the Metropolitan Contracting Co. of Texas City arrived here Thursday. Mr. Jacobson is president of the company that has the contract for digging the intercoastal canal.
Mrs. Annie Byars returned Monday from Houston after a weeks visit with her sister, Mrs. J. P. Parrish, who accompanied her home and who with J. P. Jr., is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Williams.
A pleasure party composed of Rev. W. D. Killingsworth of McGregor, T. H. Wiel of Blairstown, Iowa, H. Echols of Jester, Oklahoma, were in town Tuesday and Wednesday. This party has been traveling for sometime taking in all the southern part of the state.
Matagorda News, February 14, 1913
Mr. Marvin Cross, of Big Hill, was in the city Tuesday.
Mr. Julian Inglehart was a Bay City visitor last Wednesday.
Mr. Chris Zipprian of Wadsworth was in town Monday.
Mr. James Fleury of Palacios is in the city visiting old friends.
Mrs. Morgan Smith is home after a few days visit in Bay City.
Mr. Norman Savage went to Bay City Tuesday to buy seed rice.
Mr. R. L. Taylor and father of Stewart's Switch were in town Monday.
Mr. Pete Ward left Sunday for Mineral Wells for the benefit of his health.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Billingsley of Big Hill were in town shopping Monday.
Messrs. Joe Waldrop and Chas. Smith, of Stewart's Switch were in town Sunday.
Mr. Albert Wadsworth spent Saturday and Sunday, of last week, at home.
Messrs. Goodwin Sterne and A. B. Lorino went to Austin Saturday.
Mrs. Goodwin Sterne and Miss Inez Kain are on the sick list this week.
Mr. Johnnie Gottschalk of the Lorena Mercantile Co., at Wadsworth spent Sunday with his parents.
Mrs. Frank Rugeley came home from Bay City Friday after a short visit to her brother Mr. Fred Robbins.
Mrs. C. C. Inglehart came home Sunday from Bay City and will now remain at home.
Little Miss Reta Inglehart was on the sick list the first part of the week.
Mrs. Willie Berg came home Saturday from Bay City where she visited Mrs. Amos Lee.
Rev. and Mrs. D. S. Burke and nephew, Alfred Dixon spent last Thursday in Bay City.
Mrs. W. C. Carpenter of Bay City visited her sisters, Mesdames Treloar and Inglehart several days last week.
Mr. Chester Rugeley has purchased a stump puller to be used in clearing his land at Big Hill.
Bishop Kinsolving will be in town next Sunday and will hold services at the Episcopal Church.
Mr. Wolters of Schulenburg, who is the father of Jake Wolters and who is a pure food inspector, was in town Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Rose Watkins and Mrs. J. B. Watkins of Big Hill were in town Monday to see a physician.
Mr. Jack Ellerkamp and sister Cottie Savage went to Bay City Saturday to have some dental work done.
Mr. G. B. Culver is home from Austin where he went to attend a meeting of the legislature. He visited Victoria on his way home.
Mr. Tim Brown of the John Finnigan Hide Co., was in town Tuesday buying hides from Mr. Chas. Burkhart.
Mr. R. E. Ward of Blessing, who is on his way to Velasco, stopped here Monday night. Mr. Ward is one of the chief stock holders of the Ward Cattle Co., which is well known here.
The prizes offered during the A. C. Stewart sale were secured by Mesdames Henry Baxter and Willie Bedford. The former receiving the thirty dollar Smyrna rug and the latter the twenty dollar picture.
Monday night a party of young folks made up of Misses Vera Burke and Nellie Murdock, Messrs. Harold Feather, Johnnie May Williams, Amos Duffy, Rugeley Serrill and Arthur Gottschalk, called on Miss Beth Phillips and a most enjoyable time was had making candy and playing games.
"Aunt Hannah Carr," not being able to attend church was given the pleasure of having a prayer meeting held in her home last Sunday afternoon, Rev. Thomas, Rev. Burke, Mesdames Culver, Baxter, Baker and Mr. Baker formed the group that gave "Aunt Hannah" this great joy.
Matagorda News, February 14, 1913
Master Pierce Hamilton of Bay City was in town Sunday.
Miss Forrest Zipprian of Angleton came home Sunday for a short visit.
Mrs. Green Savage went to Bay City Wednesday and returned Thursday, and has been ill ever since.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Williams and Mrs. A. E. Baxter attended church in Bay City Saturday night.
Collins Baxter, Stewart and Rob Savage, F. McRobbins and son, R. J. Baxter and D. J. Savage went hog hunting up the river bottom Saturday and killed three wild hogs.
Messrs. Amos Adams and Otis Taylor of Wadsworth were in town on a pleasure trip Sunday.
Mrs. Otto Middlebrook of Clemville is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. Savage.
Mr. Carey Smith of Bay City editor of the Bay City Tribune was in town on business Monday.
Mrs. Ralph Byars and little daughter of Bay City spent Monday with Mrs. Annie Byars.
Albert Gove and Clyde Ellis went to Alvin Friday.
Mrs. Wilford Gordon and two children of Wharton who have been visiting friends and relatives here returned Saturday taking with them Miss Lois Dunbar who came home Monday.
Mr. Johnnie May Williams visited Bay City Saturday afternoon.
Miss Jessie Serrill is on the sick list this week.
Mr. L. J. Blair and daughters, Misses Willie and Nellie of Glen Flora were here Sunday, returning that afternoon taking with them Mr. and Mrs. Lem Blair who will return home Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin Sterne and Mr. B. G. Culver went to Bay City Wednesday in Mr. Sterne's car.
Mrs. Annie Byars and little Miss Margarite left Wednesday for Wharton to visit Grandfather and Grandmother Byars for a few days.
Messrs. Leslie and Jean Cookenboo of Bay City were in town Wednesday.
Miss Gladys Moore of Bay City writes the News that she is in the contest for the Galveston News prizes, and will be in Matagorda soon to get subscribers and votes.
Mrs. J. A. Eves left Wednesday for Milton, Pa., to make her home with her mother, her father having recently died. Mr. Eves will go about April 1st, his resignation not being effective till that date. Mr. and Mrs. Eves have made many friends during their residence here, who sincerely regret their removal.
Mr. Otis Taylor of Wadsworth was in town yesterday.
Matagorda News, February 21, 1913
Mr. James Rugeley of Bay City was a Matagorda visitor yesterday.
Captain White of Bay City was a business visitor yesterday.
Mr. Ned Hawkins of Bay City is in town visiting his brother Mr. Jim Hawkins.
Mrs. Ed Baker left yesterday for Bay City to visit her sister Mrs. Amos Lee and to attend the meetings.
Misses Reba Rugeley and Minnie Dea Coffin left today for Bay City to visit the Misses Poole.
Mrs. G. B. Culver went to Bay City yesterday to attend the big revival a few days.
Mr. J. Nye Ryman, the automobile man, was in Bay City this week looking after his business there.
Misses Ola Jackson and Gladys Moore, and Mr. David Redden motored down from Bay City Wednesday night and called on Miss Beth Phillips.
Miss Inez Cain was hostess of the girls of the "4 Ms Club" Wednesday afternoon and a most enjoyable time was had by all its members present and also by the married women friends that were guests. All were busy sewing and talking both, and it seemed that all were talking at the same time. Later in the afternoon Miss Kain assisted by Mrs. Pope served the guests with a most appetizing repast of gelatine and whipped cream, grape juice and cake. Those enjoying this were Misses Loula Belle Salley, Minnie Dea Coffin, Reba Rugeley, Beth Phillips, Forrest Zipprian, Imogene Inglehart, Lula Duffy, Mesdames Bruce, Pope, Culver, Hawkins, Lawson and Berg.
Rev. Mr. Selfridge preached here at the Methodist church Tuesday night to a congregation fair in numbers and very appreciative of the splendid sermon. Mr. Selfridge's plain practical sermons, strong in spirit and carrying conviction, never fail to interest and benefit his hearers. His subject was covetousness and he showed that the sin might be not confined to money or material wealth, but position in society or public life can be coveted and often is to the injury of the heart and soul. Man's ultimate end, he said, is the glory of God, and he counseled all to so live that their lives would be for the glory of God. He announced that he would change his bi-monthly appointment here to the Tuesday nights following the first and third Sundays.
The weekly prayer meetings at the Methodist church are steadily improving in attendance and interest in the growing value of the service. Each Wednesday night a subject is studied by the reading of verses by the members of the congregation and elucidated by the pastor. As many as twenty-five including many boys and girls responded with readings last meeting, and the lesson on Death was very impressive. Those who have been missing these meetings should do so no longer.
Sheriff Rugeley on Monday located $600 of the swag obtained by the Frenchy mulatto woman who secured $1,500 on Mr. J. H. Selkirk's check for $15.00. A Houston bank telephoned the First National of Bay City and asked if J. H. Selkirk's check was good for $1,500, and, on an affirmative answer, paid the woman that sum on the check which had been cleverly raised from $15.00. The woman is well educated, claiming to have been raised by a priest in Louisiana, and yet it is suspected a man was associated with her in the deal. The $600 was found in a Wharton bank, but not the woman yet.
Saturday, February 22, Washington's birthday and arbor day throughout the country, is to be celebrated in a small way in Matagorda. The Sunday school boys started a movement to plant some flowers and shrubs in the front yard of the Methodist parsonage, and it has grown until it promises to be a pleasant event in the history of Matagorda. All who will are invited to go and take in a flower or shrub for planting on Arbor Day.
A Picture Show In Town
Mr. L. E. Davis and wife and child arrived in Matagorda Saturday to spend several months, for Mr. Davis's health. They have an up-to-date moving picture show with electric apparatus, and will have it ready for the first exhibition Monday or Tuesday night. Mr. Davis expected to be ready for tonight, but was taken ill and will now not be able to get in operation before next week. He has some of the latest and best pictures.
Matagorda News, February 21, 1913
Mr. Lend Elesco of Blessing was in town this week.
Mr. W. M. Ray, the ferry man at Watkinsville, was in town Tuesday.
Mr. Jim Watkins of Watkinsville was in town Wednesday on business.
Carroll Ryman and John May Williams went to Bay City Monday night on business.
Mrs. Lem Blair, Misses Willie Blair and Pauline Thornhill were Bay City visitors Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stoltz of Victoria were Matagorda visitors the latter part of last week.
Mrs. Annie Byars and little Miss Margarite returned Saturday from a visit to relatives in Wharton.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Culver of Wadsworth were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Moberley Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Norvell of Bay City were in town Friday taking supper at the hotel and motored home that night.
Messrs. Albert Nolte and Oscar George, students of the Bay City Business College, spent Saturday and Sunday with home folks.
Mr. William Brewer representative of the Texas Odd Fellow Lodge was here Saturday night and lectured to the Odd Fellows.
Miss Willie Blair of Van Vleck accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Lem Blair home last Friday and will remain with them a few days this week.
Miss Carrie Salley came home Saturday to spend the night with her parents and brought with her Misses Lula Brewer and Lillie Miller.
Mr. George Kilbride is in Bay City for the week and his place at the phone office is being filled by his brother Mr. James Miller of Bay City.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Nye Ryman and Mr. and Mrs. Will McNabb went to Bay City Thursday to attend the meeting in one of Mr. Ryman's large cars.
Mr. Henry Eidlebach brought with him in his car from Bay City Sunday, Misses Katie May Gilbert, Freda and Elizabeth Klein who were the guests at the Serrill home for the day.
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Wadsworth, after several days in their pretty home on the Bay shore, left Monday, Mr. Wadsworth for Bay City and Mrs. Wadsworth for a visit to her mother at Wharton.
Mr. Carroll Ryman motored to Bay City Friday taking with him Misses Reba Rugeley and Minnie Dea Coffin and returned that night bringing Miss Muta Serrill who stayed with home folks until Monday.
A Teachers' Bible Study Circle was organized at the Methodist Church Sunday afternoon when all the Sunday School workers of town were present. The following officers were elected: Teacher Rev. Burke, assistant teacher Mrs. Will Bedford, Harold Swagerty president and Miss Bert Funk secretary and treasurer. Books have been ordered and the Circle will meet at Mrs. Maggie Bruce's home next Thursday night promptly at 7:45.
Dr. and Mrs. W. F. Wilson of Port Lavaca are this week the guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Gilbert. Dr. Wilson is a brother of Mrs. Gilbert, one of the first practicing physicians of Ellis county where he lived for thirty years, but for the last fifteen years practicing his profession at Port Lavaca. They will be several days here; and if the large circulation of the News in Port Lavaca would not make it dangerous for him to return home, we would publish the good things he says about Matagorda.
AD: How about that Easter suit. Better see the Royal Tailors' agent at A. A. Duffy & Co.
Matagorda News, February 28, 1913
Miss Minnie Dea Coffin returned from Bay City Monday.
Mr. A. O. Mahavier went to Bay City Wednesday for a few days visit.
Miss Reba Rugeley came home Wednesday after a few days visit in Bay City.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bruce moved into the Shoultz home Wednesday.
Rev. D. S. Burke on Monday and Tuesday attended the convention of Woman's Home Mission Society of the Methodist Church this district, at Wharton.
Frank and Alfred Dixon, nephews of Rev. and Mrs. Burke, left Tuesday for Jacksonville to make their home in the future.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rugeley went to Bay City Thursday to attend the funeral of Mr. Rugeley's uncle, Mr. Edgar Rugeley.
Mr. Goodwin Sterne and Miss Rose returned from Houston Monday, coming through the county in the car from Bay City. Mrs. Sterne went on to Beaumont to visit her mother.
Messrs. Leslie Cookenboo of Bay City and Clifford Roberts of Blessing were visiting Matagorda girls Wednesday night. After two or three blowouts and some rain they started for home--about ten o'clock Thursday morning.
Last Saturday being Master Nat Baxter's ninth birthday his mother planned a party inviting all the little fellow's boy and girl friends. The occasion will always be remembered by those present for a jolly good time was reported. All kinds of games were played, and too Miss Imogene Inglehart played the accompaniment on the piano while the children sang all their school songs. The little fellow received a good many nice presents brought by his different friends. Two birthday cakes were on the table, one with nine candles for the little host, and one having fourteen candles for Miss Marie Zipprian who also had a birthday that day. Mrs. Baxter assisted by Miss Inglehart served hot chocolate and cake to Valerie Smith, Vadice Bedford, Annie Dora Hawkins, Mary Culver, Myra and Alice Burke, Marie Zipprian, Joe Pope, Joe Berg, Cottie Savage, Katie Yeamans, Merle Trahan, Louise Stapp, Elenor Phillips, Dorothy Rugeley, AEone McNabb, Bessie and Katherine Moberley and Loraine Bruce, Robert Smith, Arthur Stewart, Wilburn Watkins, Jack Ellerkamp, Sterling Baxter, Douglas Yeamans, Leonard Inglehart, Marvin Schindler and Roy Trahan.
A moonlight night, a bonfire a crowd of boys and girls, bags of oysters and sauces, crackers and pickles made up all that were necessary for a most enjoyable evening last Saturday when the young men gave an oyster roast on the lawn of the Salley home in honor of Misses Salley, Brewer and Miller of Bay City. Upon arriving at the scene, a large bonfire surrounded by a gay crowd was first o the program. Then the popping of red hot oysters could be heard and after being opened by the hosts of the evening were greatly enjoyed by all the girls except by a few who couldn't treat the poor little oyster thus. It was hard to decide who the prize should have been given to, if one had been offered for the one showing the greatest ability for eating the most. Then everyone present young and old forgot their dignity and entered into playing hide ad seek, fox and geese and stealing sticks until it was decided that it was time to say goodbye. The visiting girls with the home girls readily voted the boys the best hosts ever and all said they had a most enjoyable time and are ready for another any old time. Those enjoying the occasion were Misses Carrie Salley, Lillie Miller, and Lula Brewer of Bay City, Lula Belle Salley, Nellie Murdock, Vera Burke, Beth Phillips, Jessie May Serrill, Lila Berg and Helen Gilbert; Messrs. Harold Feather, Amos Duffy, Johnnie May Williams, Arthur Gottschalk, Roland Smith, Tas Thornhill, Carroll Ryman and James Miller of Bay City.
The Macabees enjoyed their social session of last week Saturday afternoon as guests of Mrs. Morgan Smith, and a delightful meeting is reported. The hostess served her guests with an elegant lunch of creamed oysters, pickles, chocolate and sandwiches.
The Methodist Ladies Aid Society held an important business session at the home of Mrs. J. N. Ryman last Monday afternoon. The ladies are editing a cook book of nearly a thousand "Tried and Tested Recipes" which will soon be ready for the printer, and which when printed should be in every home in the county.
Mrs. Ivy Watt of Kingsville is in town visiting relatives and friends.
The "4 Ms C" were most royally entertained Thursday afternoon when Mrs. Willie Berg entertained the girls and some of their many married women friends. Mrs. Berg had this happy group to make themselves at home in her pretty dining room which made pretty with numerous pieces of hand embroidery, some being worked by members of the "4 Ms C." The guests worked on their sewing until all had arrived and then the host asked them to enter a contest called "A Pictorial Bee" and from the buzzing going on the room could have easily been taken for a bee hive. Each had to work alone for fear of forfeiting the right of the prize and being so closely watched t'was surely one fair contest and Mrs. Lem Blair was awarded the prize, a thimble, while Miss Myrtle Duffy won a package of needles as the booby. Mesdames Baker and Williams then assisted the hostess in passing a salad course of fruit salad, sandwiches, stuffed dates and hot chocolate to those who were present. The club girls certainly appreciate Mrs. Berg's hospitality and will always remember this afternoon.
Special Feature Tonight
You will not regret seeing the beautiful hand-colored Biblistic Picture of Samson and Delilah at the L. E. Davis Electric Show tonight on the lot next to the New office. Two other good reels will be exhibited. Show starts at 7:30. Doors open at 7:00. Admission 15 cts. Listen? for that awful noise.
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Matagorda News, February 28, 1913
Mr. Rudolph Sachs of the Notaseme Hosiery Co. of Houston was in town Monday.
Mr. George Kilbride is home after spending the week with relatives in Bay City.
Mr. Ed Layton purchased a large Nyberg touring car from Mr. Nye Ryman this week.
Mr. J. D. Moberley was in town last week with relatives, and left Friday for Greenville on his way to Oklahoma.
Dr. and Mrs. W. F. Wilson have returned to their home in Port Lavaca after a week's visit to C. E. Gilbert and family.
Mr. Goodwin Sterne, Misses Coffin, Rugeley and Sterne went to Bay City Saturday in Mr. Sterne's car to meet Mrs. Sterne who was returning from Beaumont.
The oyster supper last Friday night, under the management of the Cemetery Association was a pleasant social entertainment, and netted a nice sum for the care of the cemetery.
Messrs. A. C. and Walter Stewart, G. B. Culver, Jim Hawkins, Morgan Smith, W. E. Williams and Frank Rugeley formed the party of Matagorda Odd Fellows who left Sunday to attend the Grand Lodge at Houston.
Mrs. J. P. Parris and baby returned to her home in Houston Friday after a pleasant visit with homefolks and was accompanied by her mother and sister, Mrs. J. F. Williams and Mrs. Annie Byars and baby who will spend some time in Houston.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Austin and daughter, Miss Julia, of Bay City, and Miss Kate Serrill of Darby, Penn., were the guests of Miss Jessie May Serrill for Friday and Saturday. Miss Serrill has traveled extensively, has been in every state except Maine, and not in any section of the entire country has she found a more delightful climate than the balmy winter of Matagorda.
Miss Beth Philips entertained the "4 Ms C" for the first time last Saturday afternoon and proved herself an ideal hostess. After all the girls had arrived and had sewed a while, they were passed a contest all about flowers and Mrs. Albert Wadsworth received a beautiful bouquet of flowers for answering the most, while Miss Irma Berg received a package of flower seeds as the "booby." Miss Phillips served her guests to a most tempting two course luncheon of salad, sandwiches, pickles, punch, gelatine with whipped cream and cake. Those present were Misses Lula Duffy, Irma Berg, Lula Belle Salley, Gertrude Sharkey, Muta Serrill, Reba Rugeley, Minnie Dea Coffin, Helen Gilbert, Mrs. Albert Wadsworth. The club will meet with Misses Rugeley and Coffin Friday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.
Matagorda News, March 7, 1913
Mr. Ed Watkins of Big Hill was in town Tuesday morning.
Collins Baxter and George Bedford went up the bay Monday after some big oysters.
Mr. Albert Shoultz of Bay City was in town between trains Monday attending to some business.
There will be choir practice at the Methodist Church Friday night and everybody is urged to the present.
Mr. and Mrs. Green Savage moved last week out on the C. W. Burkhart rice farm where they will live in the future.
Messrs. Will McNabb from here, Judge Holman, J. W. White and Belcher of Bay City motored to Collegeport from here Saturday.
Rev. and Mrs. D. S. Burke returned from Lane City Wednesday. Rev. Burke filled his regular appointment there last Sunday.
Capt. Tom Gyles of Galveston spent a few days here this week visiting old friends and relatives. He made a trip to the beach while here.
Mr. J. E. Grace and wife of Bay City were business visitors last Wednesday. Mr. Grace came down in the interest of his piano and music business.
Mr. and Mrs. George Serrill, Miss Muta Serrill and Masters Zook and W. B. Serrill came down Saturday spending Sunday with their homefolks.
Messrs. J. F. Cardwell of Gonzales, J. W. McCarley and J. C. Williams of Luling are on the beach this week for a few days. They are with Mr. Sterling on his boat.
Misses Francis and Katherine Poole and their guest, Miss Margerite Zuber of Bryan, and Misses Ruth Keller and Mamie Thompson of Bay City will be the guests of Misses Rugeley and Coffin.
Miss Reta Inglehart was the hostess of the Juvenile Art Club last Saturday and a most enjoyable time was had. These little ladies are greatly interested in their sewing and worked hard on their fancy work until the little hostess passed such nice refreshments of nut salad, sandwiches, hot chocolate and cheese straws. Those forming this little club are Cottie Savage, Joe Berg, Louise Williams, AEone McNabb and the hostess.
Last Friday being St. Valentine day, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Middlebrook delightfully entertained a few of their friends with cards, "Hearts," being the principal game. The parlors of their cozy little home was artistically decorated with hearts and mistletoe. Mr. W. D. Manning won the highest honors by his skillful playing, and was gracefully presented with a handsome box of stationery. Mrs. Robert Maxwell, being unfortunate and received the "booby," a bottle of catsup. After the prizes were presented, delicious chocolate and cake were daintily served.--Bay City Tribune.
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Matagorda News, March 7, 1913
Mr. J. F. Williams was a Bay City visitor Monday.
Mr. Jim Bruce is much improved after an attack of appendicitis.
Otis Taylor spent Saturday and Sunday of last week with us.
Mr. Ned Hawkins of Bay City was here the first of the week working on his boat here in the boat yard.
Mr. and Mrs. Luke Robertson and little child of Mission, Texas came Monday and will make this their future home.
Among the little folks on the sick list are Katherine and little Jim Moberley, Louise Williams and Bertha Robidoux.
Mrs. J. Southwell will be home from Kennedy Saturday and will be at home with her daughter, Mrs. Goodwin Sterne.
Mr. William Oertling of Mexico passed through town Tuesday on his way to the Ben Hur Hotel on the beach to visit his brother Mr. Charlie Oertling and wife.
Bishop Kinsolving will be here again on the 17th of this month and another large class will be confirmed. The young people of the church under the management of Mrs. Sterne are practicing some special songs to be used at the Sunday School hour on Easter Sunday.
Mrs. D. S. Burke on last Sunday had the little folks meet with her at the church and organized a Junior League. All the children are greatly enthused and those who were elected officers are Calvin Baker, president; and Mary Culver secretary and treasury. The older young people should follow these little folks' example and have a place to spend Sunday afternoon and at the same time receive a benefit.
Those forming the Bible Study Class met at the Culver home last Thursday night. A most interesting lesson taught by Rev. Burke was heard and those belonging to this new organization are: Rev. Burke and wife, Mr. B. A. Ryman, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Baker, Mrs. M. J. Bruce, Mr. W. C. Bedford, Mesdames Charlie Pope, Willie Williams, Henry Baxter, W. C. Berg, Misses Bert Funk, Inez Kain, and Mr. Harold Swagerty. The Circle met with Rev. and Mrs. Burke last night.
Although it was pouring down rain a few of the "4 M C" girls ventured to the Rugeley home for Misses Rugeley and Coffin were the hostesses for Wednesday. The afternoon was spent in criticizing and comparing work, conversation and several beautiful solos were rendered by Miss Margarite Zuber of Bryan which was certainly enjoyed by all. Misses Rugeley and Coffin passed a delicious salad course of chicken salad sandwiches, olives, pickles and punch to Misses Francis and Katherine Poole, and Mamie Thompson of Bay City, Margarite Zuber of Bryan guests in the home and the club girls present were Misses Salley, Phillips, Inglehart, Kain and Gilbert. The girls will meet with Miss Salley tomorrow afternoon.
Matagorda News, March 14, 1913
Deputy Commissioner H. H. Serrill last week went out with several parties and located oyster claims under the state law, and as soon as a surveyor can be had to come up here the claims will be surveyed and the leases made. The applications and size of tracts are as follows:
John Duffy, 36 acres, on Dog Island.
This is indicative of a better feeling among oysterers than has been apparent for some time. It is a pleasure to be able to report so many applications, and the News hopes to be able to report a dozen a week. Every citizen of Matagorda should have a claim. It does not cost much and the profits are large--if it hits, if you wish to put it that way. But careful oyster farming is apt to be as dependable as any other crop.
Matagorda News, March 14, 1913
Mr. Joe Kirkman of the Bruce rice farm was in town Saturday spending the day.
Mr. Jim Rugeley of Bay City was in town a few hours Wednesday seeing about his boat.
Mrs. Dan Lewis and little daughter of San Antonio is here visiting relatives.
Julian Inglehart left Monday on a pleasure trip to Galveston to be gone several days.
Miss Fannie Nolte is in El Campo visiting her sister and is having a most enjoyable visit.
John May Williams and Rugeley Serrill went to Bay City Monday to attend "The Prince of Tonight," and had a glorious time.
Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin Sterne, Mrs. Lawson, and Mrs. George Sargent motored to Bay City Wednesday for a few hours.
Misses Katherine and Francis Pool, Mamie Thompson, Margaret Zuber, Jim McCrosky and Donald Pool returned home Monday after a few days visit to Misses Rugeley and Coffin.
Matagorda News, March 14, 1913
The Episcopal Church is contemplating having the services of a minister all of two Sundays a month, thus giving the town religious services each Sunday morning and night of the month. It is the plan to try and unite with Collegeport, securing a minister's whole time. The matter is now in the hands of the bishop who understands the wants of the church here. It is also contemplated by the vestry to sell their present parsonage on the bay front and build a new parsonage on the attractive corner south of their church and fronting on main street.
Matagorda News, March 14, 1913
Mrs. Ed Savage is in Bay City visiting relatives.
Mrs. Stewart Savage is home from a visit to the Savage ranch.
Mr. S. J. Grundy of Van Vleck was in town Monday.
Mr. Nye Ryman is home from a few days business trip to Houston.
Mr. E. L. Salley was down from Bay City for Sunday with home folks.
Mr. G. C. Gifford of Wharton was a business visitor the first of the week.
Rev. D. S. Burke came home Monday from Lane City where he filled his regular appointment.
The Sunday School pupils of the Methodist Church will have an Easter egg hunt Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. Jesse Matthews of Glen Flora came Tuesday for a few days visit to her mother Mrs. M. E. Lawson.
Mr. Dick Caruthers of the San Antonio Drug Co., was here Sunday on business with Williams' Drug Store.
Mr. Andrew Millican and a crowd of men friends motored down from Bay City for a few hours business.
Mr. Ed Baker went to Bay City Wednesday to see Mr. Wadsworth on building business and will be back Saturday.
Mr. Arthur Stewart left Sunday for a visit to his brother Mr. Green Stewart in El Paso and will be gone several days.
Misses Reba Rugeley and Minnie Dea Coffin are at home again after a three days stay in Bay City with the Misses Poole.
Rev. Selfridge christened little Annie Dora Hawkins and Mrs. Charles Bruce's infant son Tuesday afternoon at the church.
Mr. T. J. Pierce was in town with the Stewart Dry Goods Store representing Hargadine McKittrick Dry Goods Co. of St. Louis.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Stewart received a beautiful piano Tuesday, from the Grace Piano Co. of Bay City. Mr. Grace was here to deliver it.
Johnnie May Williams and Tas Thornhill went to Houston Saturday to witness Madame X at the Prince Theatre. They returned Monday afternoon on the local and report a fine time.
Mr. Henry Serrill went to Bay City Saturday to see his baby boy Master W. B. who was quite ill with the measles. W. B.'s many Matagorda friends will be glad to learn that he is much better now and free of fever.
Miss Carrie Salley came home Friday afternoon in the car with Carroll Ryman and stayed until Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Ed Layton and Miss Lula Belle Salley took her back in Mr. Layton's new Nyberg.
The Junior Leaguers are doing fine work each Sunday afternoon and all are greatly enthused over their new organization. Next Sunday afternoon, after the usual program, the young folks are to take an Easter walk chaperoned by Mrs. D. S. Burke and other ladies.
Matagorda News, March 21, 1913
Mrs. A. C. Burkhart and little granddaughter are in Bay City visiting the family of Harry Burkhart, Esq.
The Forty-Two Club will meet with Mrs. G. B. Culver next Thursday afternoon, for the first time following lent.
Mrs. Harris Darst of Richmond and Miss Jo Sargent who is attending school at San Antonio came home Wednesday night to spend the Easter holidays with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Sargent.
Mrs. Lou Ellis and children moved to Alvin to make their home for the future. It is with regret Matagorda people see them depart; but good wishes for their future happiness go with them.
Mrs. Henry Baxter celebrated her birthday Tuesday with a dinner for Mrs. Will Bedford and children, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Baker and son, Mrs. Will McNabb and Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Moberley and children.
Miss Myra Burke had a birthday Friday when the little lady was eleven years old and was given a surprise party by her chum Miss Mary Culver. Quite a jolly time was had by this crowd of youngsters and they report a fine time and want Myra to have another birthday right soon.
The Methodist Ladies Aid have just completed their "Matagorda Cook Book" and have it now in the hands of the printers--the News office. It will be a book of something over 100 pages, and near 500 valuable recipes. They are receiving many orders by mail and will be prepared to supply the demand about April 20.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Rugeley brought with them in their car Sunday, Mrs. James Sargent and Mrs. Fannie Hamilton. The party were Mr. and Mrs. George T. Sargent's guests for dinner. It is understood that Mrs. Fannie Hamilton and Miss Margarite will come back to Matagorda after Easter to be at home.
Mr. Goodwin Sterne visited Wharton Wednesday. He reports considerable damage to the potato crop of that entire section, which the last few years has been about equal to the cotton crop. Mr. Sterne thinks the damage near three-fourths, and says the farmers and business people are much depressed thereat. The fruit was also injured.
Bishop Kinsolving and Rev. Sloan were in town Monday afternoon and at 4:30 o'clock the Bishop confirmed a class of eleven. This is the second large class to be confirmed since lent began. Those forming the class were Misses Rose Sterne, Irene Burkhart, Irma Berg, Jessie May Serrill, Bell Smith, Marie Zipprian, Pauline Thornhill and Messrs. Goodwin Sterne, Jake and Frank Smith and Allen Trahan. The Bishop returned to Bay City that afternoon where he confirmed a larger class that night.
Miss Gertrude Starkey entertained the "4 Ms C" at the Serrill home last Tuesday afternoon and proved an ideal hostess. The girls are planning to entertain their married women friends during April and although they sewed this was the main topic of conversation. The club will meet with Miss Serrill next week and a full attendance is expected as lent will then be over. Miss Coffin rendered several piano solos which were greatly enjoyed by all. Misses Sharkey and Serrill passed a most appetizing luncheon of salad, sandwiches, pickles and tea to Misses Otis Berg, Beth Phillips, Imogene Inglehart, Inez Kain, Minnie Dea Coffin, Lula Belle Salley and Helen Gilbert.
Quite an industrious party of the "4 Ms C" met with Miss Lula Belle Salley last Saturday for she was club hostess for that week. There wasn't an idle one in the room and all worked except, Miss Carrie Salley who was down from Bay City for the occasion and who declared she never saw such enthused workers and she even wanted to work. After being served that dainty salad course of cherry salad, sandwiches and tea the work was immediately begun again and dark almost on before the good-byes were begun. Several of the girls were not present but those who were there and report a most enjoyable time were Misses Carrie Salley, Imogene Inglehart, Beth Phillips, Irma Berg, Inez Kain, Helen Gilbert, and Mrs. Will Berg.
Master Arthur Stewart passed his eighth milestone one day last week and his mother celebrated the occasion for him and his little friends Saturday afternoon with an Easter party. Such a glorious time these little folk had out on the lawn playing all kinds of games. At the appropriate time Mrs. Stewart asked the little party into the dining room where they were served to delicious fruit punch, cake and candy. Then each guest was given as a souvenir of the event a little basket filled with Easter eggs and each declared their's the prettiest of all. Those enjoying this happy evening and who left wishing the little host many more happy birthdays were little Misses Willie Gottschalk, Merle Trahan, Valerie Smith, Lila Thornhill, Dorothy Rugeley, Elmer Phillips, Louise Williams, Bessie Moberley, Reta Inglehart, Joe Berg, Joe Pope, Annie Dora Hawkins, Mary Culver, AEone McNabb, Cottie Savage, Vadis Bedford and Masters Calvin Baker, Nat Baxter, Lawrence Burkhart, Roy Traylor, Rosser Duffy, Stanley Rugeley, Robert Smith, Wilburn Watkins and Preston Williams.
Mr. Amos Adams happened to a mighty serious accident at Wadsworth on Monday morning. While doing some carpenter work he had the misfortune to cut off part of his thumb on the right hand. He was brought here immediately to Dr. Phillips but as it had to be amputated and two doctors were necessary he was taken to Bay City after Dr. Phillips had bandaged it up good to stand the trip back. Mr. Adams has many friends in Matagorda who will regret to hear of his ill luck.
Matagorda News, March 21,
Mrs. Lem Blair and Miss Merle Berg were Bay City visitors Monday.
Mr. Clayton Watkins of Yoakum was in town visiting friends Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Loula Belle Salley leaves tomorrow for Bay City to be a guest at the "Owls," a sewing club among the young ladies of the town. Miss Carrie Salley, her sister, is to be hostess this week.
Mrs. A. C. Stewart returned on Tuesday from an enjoyable trip to El Paso, where he visited the family of his brother. Mr. Green Stewart, and attended the sessions of the Texas Cattlemen's Association, whose members own more cows than any other body of men on earth.
This week the "4 Ms C" were the guests of Miss Jessie May Serrill and a royal good time was had. Lent being over nearly all the girls were present and with several visitors the room was quite full of girls and also running over with conversation and laughter. Music was rendered by Misses Coffin and Berg during the afternoon. Miss Serrill assisted by Miss Sharkey served the girls to ice cold punch, ice-cream, devil food and angel food (whichever fit the case) and all was greatly enjoyed even if the norther was here. Those enjoying Miss Serrill's hospitality were: Misses Zuber of Bryan, Boyd, Lula and Myrtle Duffy, Sharkey, Rugeley Coffin, Otis, Irma, Merle and Lila Berg, Inglehart and Gilbert. The club will meet with the Misses Berg next week.
The young men gave the last oyster roast of the season last Monday night at the pavilion in honor of Miss Margaret Zuber of Bryan who is the guest of Miss Reba Rugeley. Although the wind was blowing at a high rate and the tide was rising all the time, the boys made a big fire on the shell bank and then the real fun began. Manager Julian Inglehart had prepared for the roast 2 barrels of oysters fresh from the bay, and Snow to roast them and crackers, pickles, etc. to complete the feast. To say it was enjoyed would but half express the fullness of the pleasure.
Those present were: Miss Zuber, Misses Rugeley, Coffin, Inez Kain, Joe Sargent, Lila and Merle Berg, Beth Phillips, Messrs. Inglehart, Swagerty, Rugeley and Douglass Serrill, Harold Feather, Tas Thornhill, Jake Smith and Max Steck, and Mrs. F. L. Rugeey and Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Gilbert.
Matagorda News, March 28, 1913
Mrs. John Collins of Palacios is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. Tom Kain and family.
Mrs. Harris Darst of Richmond returned home Sunday after a few days visit to her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Baxter and Mrs. Ed Baxter went to Wadsworth Monday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wadsworth were down for Sunday returning to Bay City Monday.
Mrs. Charlie Pope left Monday for an extended visit to her sister Mrs. Dan Lewis of San Antonio.
Mrs. Annie Byars and baby daughter returned home Tuesday from a visit to her sister in Houston.
Mrs. Maggie Bruce has with her this week her sister and brother Mrs. Charlie Smith and Mr. Ben Yeamans of Markham.
Miss Jo Sargent returned to her duties at St. Mary's in San Antonio Wednesday after spending Easter with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Sargent.
Mrs. Jessie Matthews returned to her home in Glen Flora Saturday from a pleasant visit to her mother, Mrs. M. E. Lawson.
The children of the Methodist and Episcopal Sunday Schools had their annual Easter egg hunts and all the little people had a fine time.
Mr. Carroll Ryman and Miss Lula Belle Salley went to Bay City Sunday and spent the day with Misses Salley and Miller.
Mr. Ed Baker left Monday to visit his mother in Mineral Wells. Mrs. Baker has been there for the past year and feels very much improved.
Miss Reba Rugeley returned home for a few days from Bay City and brought with her Miss Margaret Zuber of Bryan who will be her guest for this week.
Messrs. George Sargent, Geo. Kilbride and Ward McNabb were Bay City visitors Saturday to attend the Scottish Rites ceremonies and afterwards attended the banquet.
Mr. and Mrs. E. J Savage and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ellerkamp, Mr. Gus Gottschalk and Miss Willie and Miss Joe Berg formed an Easter party Sunday at the river bridge. During the day a lunch was enjoyed.
Rev. Joseph Carden of Angleton, Texas will preach morning and night Sunday at the Episcopal church. All are cordially invited to be present. While in Matagorda Rev. Carden will be with Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Stewart.
Master Ingomar Baxter was twelve years old last week and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Baxter, celebrated the occasion with an Easter-egg hunt at their home across the river on Saturday afternoon. After finding all the eggs that the good rabbits had supplied the little folks were taken in the dining room where the little host's mother served them to cake and punch. Those who enjoyed this pleasant afternoon were Montreal Gove, Cecil Inglehart, Reta Inglehart, Dewey and Asa Yeamans, Audrey and Vadys Bedford, Bessie Moberley, Sterling Baxter, Lucy Southwell, Thelma, Lela and Birdie Sterling and Gladys Lorino.
Matagorda News, March 28, 1913
Miss Gertrude Sharkey was a Bay City visitor Saturday.
Miss Inez Kain left the first of the week for Palacios to visit her sister.
Mr. Otis Taylor of Wadsworth was in town Saturday afternoon and night.
Miss Loula Belle Salley spent Saturday and Sunday in Bay City with her sister Miss Carrie Salley.
Mrs. Jim Hawkins and Miss Bertha Boyd went to Bay City Saturday in Mrs. Hawkins' car.
Dr. James Byars of Wharton is in town visiting his daughter, Mrs. Annie Byars.
Mr. Fred Robbins and son Parker of up the river were business visitors to the city Tuesday.
Miss Laura James of Bay City was the guest of her cousin, Mrs. J. N. Ryman, for Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Margaret Zuber of Bryan returned to Bay City Saturday after a pleasant visit to Misses Reba Rugeley and Minnie Dea Coffin.
Mrs. Jim Gillett of Bay City was in town Saturday and was taken home in a car by Mr. and Mrs. Nye Ryman.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Kingman's baby girl has been real sick the past week, but is improving at this writing.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Dietrich and boys came in from the Layton farm Sunday returning Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bruce left Monday for Galveston where Mr. Bruce will be operated on for appendicitis.
Mrs. J. O. Bullock after a few weeks visit to her mother and sister, has gone to Galveston to consult a specialist.
Mr. J. L. Klingman and Arthur Sterry went up the bay with Deputy Fish and Oyster Commissioner Serrill to stake off an oyster claim.
Matagorda News, April 4, 1913
Dame Rumor says that wedding bells will soon ring, and Matagorda will lose one of her fairest belles.
Miss Fannie Nolte arrived home last Friday after a delightful visit to her sister in El Campo.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wadsworth, Mrs. Hamilton and Mrs. Sam Sholars were in town for a few hours Monday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. John Cookenboo of Bay City were visitors at the Walter Stewart home, Friday and Saturday.
Miss Maude Frazier of Wharton was Miss Glendora Shindler's guest for Sunday.
Mrs. J. T. Southwell is at home again with her daughter, Mrs. Sterne after a visit to San Antonio.
Mesdames Henry Baxter, Ed Baker and D. S. Burke were guests of Mrs. Amos Lee at Bay City Friday. The trip was taken in Mrs. Baxter's car.
Mrs. A. C. Burkhart and little granddaughter are home from a visit to relatives in Bay City.
Mr. Chas. Yanske of Victoria is in town visiting relatives.
Mrs. Walter Southwell returned to San Antonio Sunday taking with him his little son Pheldro for a visit.
Auditor B. F. Knell of Houston had business with the Thornhill Fish Market this week.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Steve Phillips March 31st, a big boy.
Mr. and Mrs. John Reynolds, Della and Grace Moore and Layton Moore of Bay City were down Sunday afternoon for a little while visiting the W. J. Phillips home.
Rev. Joseph Carden of Angleton, Texas, preached morning and night Sunday at the Episcopal church. There were large congregations to hear him, and all were much pleased with both sermons, and hope to have him with us again.
Misses Otis and Irma Berg were at home to the members of the "4 Ms C" Wednesday afternoon and all presently were made to feel at home all during the afternoon, Misses Coffin and Lila Berg rendered musical solos and Miss Boyd treated the girls to several sweet vocal solos. The club meets with Miss Boyd next week. The Misses Berg passed a most appetizing salad course of iced-tea, sandwiches, wafers, chicken salad and pickles to Misses Salley, Coffin, Lula and Myrtle Duffy, Sharkey, Rugeley, Boyd, Inglehart, Phillips and Gilbert. Mesdames Will Berg and Allen Trahan were guests also Johnnie May Williams and Harold Feather who happened along for a hand-out and who expressed a desire to become mascots when refreshment time was due.
A jolly crowd of school boys and girls met at the Sterne home last Friday night and with Miss Rose Sterne as hostess they were made to have a most pleasant time. The young folks played games, sang and danced then were treated to dainty refreshments. This party was composed of Beth and Minnie Phillips, Irene Burkhart, Marie Zipprian, Nellie Murdock, Glendora and Sidney Schindler, Arthur Gottschalk, Jacob and Frank Smith.
Messrs. J. F. and John Williams, C. W. Burkhart, Tom Kain, and Amos Duffy returned Friday night at midnight from a week's cow drive on the beach.
Messrs J. F. Williams, J. B. and W. J. Phillips and W. S. Stewart have this week brought over 3000 sheep from the beach and are shipping them north.
Last Friday night a few of the young people gathered at the Gilbert home to spend the evening in honor of Miss Margaret Zuber of Bryan the guest of Miss Rugeley. All kinds of games were enjoyed especially the fortune-telling which caused a great deal of fun. When time to say goodnight the crowd was chaperoned to the drug store by Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert, those enjoying ice cream here were Misses Zuber, Rugeley, Coffin, Salley, Inglehart, Kain and Gilbert, Messrs. Harold Swagerty, Johnnie Williams, Rugeley Serrill and Harold Feather.
Twas a small but jolly bunch that left the wharf Friday afternoon in the Merry Widow with Capt. Allen Trahan in charge. The party was bound for the Robbins home up the river. Their destination was reached in time to take all kinds of kodak pictures and all kinds of posing was done with hogs, peacocks, chickens and even goats. The whole place was taken in even to the safe where lots of good things to eat were found, especially did the one young man of the crowd find something interesting. Those thanking Mr. and Mrs. Robbins for a most enjoyable afternoon and who came home wearing peacock feathers as souvenirs of the occasion were Misses Zuber, Rugeley, Coffin, Inglehart and Gilbert, and Messrs. Julian Inglehart and Allen Trahan.
Matagorda News, April 4,
Following the round-up on the peninsula last week and sale of several hundred head of cattle to Poole & Son, reported in the last issue of the News. Messrs. J. M. and Gus Smith also sold about 400 head of cattle to Poole & Son for their ranch near Wadsworth, and C. W. Burkhart, instead of selling, bought 200 head from A. E. Duffy, paying $23 a head not counting calves.
Mr. G. B. Culver is this week superintending the round-up of his and the Stewart Bros. cattle and getting them ready for shipment.
Forty four hundred sheep with about 1500 lambs were bro't over from the peninsula this week and sold to N. H. Brown of San Antonio for his Kerr county ranch, the price paid being $2 for the sheep and 50c for the lambs.
The sheep were owned and sold as follows: J. F. Williams, 900; C. W. Burkhart, 340; W. J., J. B. and R. W. Phillips, 2137 and 800 lambs.
John Anderson of Kerr county received the sheep and shipped them out yesterday morning in a train of forty cars.
But the "baah-baah" is still with us. Three hundred lambs too young to stand the trip were left behind, and nearly every boy and girl in town (and some of the grown-ups) have a pet or two, and the drug stores have ordered an extra supply of nipples.
Judge A. C. Burkhart, who has been quite sick the past week, is much improved today, and is in good spirits, enjoying on this his eightieth birthday, the presence of his children. Alarming symptoms on Wednesday prompted his son Chas. W. to telegraph the other children, and Harry at Bay City came down in his car, bringing with him his sister, Mrs. Parris teaching at Wadsworth. John Burkhart, another son at Beaumont, and Mrs. W. L. Davidson, another daughter, of Marshall, are also at his bedside, rejoicing with his friends at the improvement of the old veteran, oldest resident of Matagorda, 71 years continuous residence here.
Rev. Mr. Lee, Holiness preacher, after several sermons in the Baptist church, closed his meeting Wednesday night and left on the Thursday noon train.
Building Dam For Pumping Plant
Mr. C. W. Burkhart today has twenty-five teams at work constructing a dump across Layton bayou at his pumping plant on the river. He expects to be able to turn water on his 100 acres of rice tomorrow. This dam on the bayou will give Mr. Burkhart a water supply independent of the river which is too often salty.
Junior League Program
The Junior League of the Methodist Sunday School is increasing an interest among the children. Mrs. Burke, the superintendent, is in love with her work, reaching and training the young leaguers.
The program for the coming Sunday afternoon, is furnished the News
by Calvin Baker, the president, as follows:
It is desired that all of the members of the League to be present.
Matagorda News, April 11, 1913
Miss Lila Berg left Saturday for a visit to friends in Bellville.
Mrs. J. F. Williams has returned from a months visit to Mineral Wells.
Mrs. J. D. Burke and granddaughter, Miss Alpha of Burke, Texas, arrived Saturday and are visiting her son Rev. D. S. Burke and wife.
Mr. Chris Zipprian returned Sunday from a visit to his son in Houston.
Miss Inez Kain is home from a most pleasant visit to her sister in Palacios.
Mr. Arthur Baer was a Bay City visitor Wednesday between trains.
Misses Rose Sterne, Irene Burkhart, Belle Smith and Marie Zipprian were among the visitors to Bay City for Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. C. C. Inglehart and Miss Imogene are in Bay City with their daughter and sister, Mrs. R. A. Kleska and will remain for a month.
Mrs. F. M. Pennington and children of Houston Heights are visiting her father, Mr. J. B. Phillips.
Mrs. Hennie Adams and little girl of Wharton is visiting Mrs. Annie Byars.
Mrs. Otto Middlebrook came in Wednesday to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Savage.
Miss Helen Gilbert was a visitor to Bay City Tuesday and Wednesday and was the guest of Mrs. R. A. Kleska.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wadsworth brought Mr. Ralph Byars and little daughter down with them as their guests from Bay City for Saturday night.
Mr. Ed Baker is home after a delightful visit to his mother in Mineral Wells.
Messages received from Mrs. Jim Bruce at Galveston state that Mr. Bruce stood the operation nicely and was doing as well as could be expected.
Mrs. M. J. Funk of San Marcos arrived Wednesday to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Bruce and family.
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Stewart, Mrs. A. C. Stewart and Mr. O. R. Moberley motored to Bay City for a few hours business last Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Culver and children, Mrs. Jim Hawkins and daughter and Miss Bertha Boyd spent Sunday up the river and report a most enjoyable time.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Gilmore and Mr. John Gottschalk of Wadsworth spent Sunday with their parents Mr. and Mrs. Gus Gottschalk.
Matagorda News, April 11, 1913
Next Friday night the 18th, the Junior League will give an ice cream supper to raise their missionary pledge at the Gilbert home at 6:30 to 10:00 o'clock. Everybody is cordially invited to come.
The members of the Junior League will entertain with a picnic at the pavilion Saturday afternoon at 6:30 in honor of Miss Alpha Burke and Masters Roy, Frank and Smoot Davault of Lane City all being the guests of Rev. and Mrs. D. S. Burke.
Mr. J. A. Davis, of Glen Flora, and family arrived Monday, and are temporarily domiciled at the Salley home, until the Smith cottage is put in order for their residence. Mr. Davis is the new Santa Fe and express agent, and he and his family will find a cordial welcome to Matagorda.
The first "sailing party" of the year was given Saturday by Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Thornhill to some of their many Matagorda friends. The boat carrying the jolly crowd was the Alphonsina of Port Lavaca and with the Carter boys as managers, soon landed the party on the peninsula. The day was an ideal one. Everyone seemed to forget the past and future and thought only of this one day. Upon reaching the Ben Hur Hotel, different groups scattered along the beach, some kodaking , hunting, running races and little Lila Thornhill and Master Bill were even brave enough to go into the gulf while Mr. Rugeley, Serrill and Miss Reba Rugeley chaperoned Pauline and Lila Thornhill, Glendora Shindler and Robert Smith eight miles down the beach to see the wrecked fish boat. This took four hours and some doubt their seeing it; however they had a kodak and promised to prove their expedition. Such a picnic dinner was never seen, a table the full length of the hotel dining room was laden with all kinds of good things to eat and was very greatly enjoyed by all except Johnnie May who declared he was too excited and had lost his appetite and of course this distressed some of his friends who knew his failing. Most everybody has heard of messages in bottles being thrown over board at sea and Mrs. Thornhill was lucky enough to find one on the beach and after all had read it Miss Minnie Dea Coffin was voted to do as "Nemo" requested and write him at Galveston. The return trip was begun about five o'clock and had it not been for Tas in his little tug in which he pulled the Alphonsina from a shallow place the party might have stayed stranded for some time. However the party landed at the Thornhill wharf about eight and those declaring they had the best time ever and thanking Mr. and Mrs. Thornhill for such a treat were: Prof. and Mrs. Smith and son Robert, Mrs. Goodwin Sterne, Mrs. Chester Rugeley, Misses Loula Belle Salley, Reba Rugeley, Vera Burke, Nellie Murdock, Imogene Inglehart, Minnie Dea Coffin, Myrtle Duffy, Beth and Minnie Phillips, Glendora Shindler, Bertha Boyd, Gertrude Sharkey, and Helen Gilbert, and Messrs. James Miller, Carroll Ryman, Johnnie May Williams, Tas Thornhill, Rugeley and Gober Serrill, Jakey and Frankie Smith, Roland Smith, Sidney Schindler and Harold Feather.
Miss Bertha Boyd was hostess of the "4 Ms C" this week at the home of Mrs. Jim Hawkins. Such a chatter--everybody talking at once and also sewing as hard as they could. Miss Fannie Nolte was there for the first time since Xmas and was welcomed back by all. Misses Myrtle Duffy and Inez Kain being ill were not present and were missed. Misses Muta and Jessie May Serrill and Imogene Inglehart were in Bay City but were not forgotten. The girls voted to have a called business meeting yesterday afternoon at the hall when some important business would be discussed. Miss Coffin rendered several beautiful solos. Miss Boyd assisted Mrs. Hawkins in serving a most delicious repast of iced tea, chicken salad, cheese straws, sandwiches, strawberries and whipped cream. Those present at this meeting were Misses Gertrude Sharkey, Lula Duffy, Otis, Irma and Merle Berg, Beth Phillips, Reba Rugeley, Minnie Dea Coffin, Fannie Nolte, Loula Belle Salley, and Helen Gilbert, Mesdames W. S. Stewart, G. B. Culver, Chester Rugeley and Mrs. M. J. Funk of San Marcos.
Matagorda News, April 11, 1913
Sunday afternoon the young men and ladies of the town met with Bro. Burke and organized a Senior League. The following officers were elected: President Miss Reba Rugeley, vice-president Miss Helen Gilbert, secretary Mr. Jacob Smith, treasurer Mr. Johnnie May Williams and director of music Miss Minnie Dea Coffin. The League will meet every Sunday afternoon at 4:00 o'clock and all the young people are urged to come and join. The program for Sunday afternoon is as follows.
Subject:--The Lord's Prayer.
Personal and Social
Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin Sterne returned yesterday from a few days visit in Houston. They went as far as Bay City in their car.
Mr. Peter Duffy is able to sit up after being confined to his bed for a week.
Miss Beth Phillips leaves today for Bay City to attend the Moore Dance.
Miss Forest Zipprian is home after being in Angleton for several months.
Everybody come out to the ice cream supper of the Junior Leaguers at the Gilbert home tonight.
The Junior League had a most enjoyable picnic last Saturday evening between six and seven o'clock at the pavilion in honor of Miss Alpha Burke. The children were chaperoned by Mrs. D. S. Burke and such a good time was had. All kinds of games were played and with the bounteous lunch the whole affair was voted a complete success and all are ready to go again.
The "4 Ms C' met with Miss Myrtle Duffy this week and a most enjoyable time was had by all those present. Music was rendered by Miss Coffin and several solos were sung by the club quartette which brought no applause but laughter. Miss Duffy assisted by Mrs. Ed Layton and Mrs. Dugat served her guests with a most appetizing salad course. The girls will meet with Miss Nolte next Wednesday. Those present besides the club members were Mesdames Thornhill, Chester Rugeley, Ed Layton and Miss Pauline Thornhill.
Matagorda News, April 18,
Mrs. W. R. Franz of Bay City is visiting her sister, Mrs. Ed Savage.
Messrs. Ed Layton and W. E. McNabb were in Bay City Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wadsworth were in town the last three days of last week.
Miss Salley Middlebrook of Bay City was visiting friends here Tuesday.
Miss Nina Phillips of Matagorda peninsula is in town visiting relatives.
Mrs. Jim Inglehart went to Wharton Sunday for a few days visit to relatives.
Mrs. Lem Blair is much improved after being real sick the first of the week.
Miss Inez Kain's many friends are glad to see her up again after a week's illness.
Miss Reba Rugeley left Monday for a few days visit to her sister in Lane City.
Messrs. A. C. Stewart and W. E. McNabb motored to Bay City Monday on a business mission.
Miss Francis Poole brought Rev. Selfridge down Tuesday afternoon in the Poole car.
Messrs. Sam Berg and Harold Swagerty returned Wednesday from a most enjoyable visit in Houston.
Mrs. Parrish returned to her school in Wadsworth Monday after being called home on account of her father's sickness.
Mr. Arthur Gottschalk, Mrs. Willie Williams and Miss Vera Burke went to Big Hill Sunday afternoon and did some kodaking.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Layton and Mr. and Mrs. Will McNabb motored to Bay City Thursday in the former's car and spent the day.
Miss Carrie Salley came home Saturday to see her home folks and returned Sunday afternoon in a car with Miss Loula Belle Salley and Mr. Carroll Ryman.
Mr. Harry Burkhart of Bay City, Mr. John Burkhart of Beaumont and Mrs. W. L. Davidson have returned to their homes, their father being much improved.
Mrs. Frank Rugeley entertained the Macabees this month at the hall, immediately following the meeting Mrs. Rugeley served the ladies to a most appetizing salad course.
Mrs. J. D. Burke and niece Miss Alpha Burke, who have been visiting her son Rev. D. S. Burke and wife, left Wednesday for their home in Burke, being called home on account of the illness of her little grandson.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Baker gave a sailing party Tuesday afternoon in honor of Mrs. J. D. Burke and grand-daughter Miss Alpha Burke of Burke, Texas. The weather was ideal and this small party went sailing along the bay and during the afternoon fruit was passed to the crowd which was composed of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Baker, Rev. and Mrs. D. S. Burke, Mrs. J. D. Burke, Mrs. C. E. Gilbert and Misses Alpha Burke and Minnie Phillips.
The ladies of the Methodist Aid Society had their first social meeting Monday afternoon at the Culver home when Mesdames Culver and Hawkins were the hostesses for this month. The ladies all brought their thimbles and needles and were soon busy making quilt squares. A most enjoyable time was had and every body was busy but not so much that the continual buzz of conversation ever stopped and merriment reigned for the while. After sewing for several hours the ladies were served by Mesdames Culver and Hawkins to a delicious salad course. The society will meet with Mesdames Will Berg and Ed Baker next month. Those forming this new social club are: Mesdames Morgan Smith, W. H. Smith, Will Burke, H. P. Baxter, D. S. Burke, Arthur Bruce, Hawkins, Will Berg, M. E. Lawson, W. J. Phillips, F. L. Rugeley, C. E. Gilbert and G. B. Culver, and Misses Adelaide Smith, Bertha Boyd, Mary Culver and Alpha Burke of Burke. The presence of Mrs. M. J. Funk, of San Marcos, was much enjoyed by all her old friends.
Matagorda News, April 18, 1913
The Honor Roll requires a general average of 90, or above, for month, including attendance and deportment, in addition to the work in the studies. Following is the honor roll for the month ending April 11:
The holiday the past month went to Miss Bertha Funk's room, consisting of the 5th and 6th grades.
W. H. Smith, Sup't
Matagorda News, April 18, 1913
Matagorda News, April 18, 1913
Mr. L. W. Brown of Bay City was in town Monday.
Miss Beth Phillips returned from three days visit to friends in Bay City.
Miss Lila Berg is home after a most delightful visit to friends at Bellville.
Miss Reba Rugeley returned Sunday from a visit to her sister at Lane City.
Messrs. Otis Taylor and Amos Adams of Wadsworth were in town Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. R. A. Kleska of Bay City was in town the first of the week visiting her brothers and sisters.
Mrs. W. E. McNabb and Miss AEone returned Wednesday from a short visit to Mrs. Amos Lee in Bay City.
Mrs. M. J. Funk went to Wharton Saturday and returned Monday. Mrs. Funk was visiting Mrs. Frank Klein.
Mr. Tas Thornhill was a Brenham visitor this week. He was there visiting relatives and also had some dental work done.
Dr. B. A. Phillips and Mr. George Sargent left Sunday for Dallas to attend the meeting of Scottish Rite Masons.
Miss Pauline James of Sherman was in town last week with Mrs. M. E. Lawson. Miss James is traveling for Stoddard's Lectures.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Cookenboo, Mr. Leslie Cookenboo, Misses Daisy Cookenboo and Carrie Salley were down Sunday from Bay City and spent the day with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Sargent, Mrs. Nye Ryman and babies and Mrs. Walter Stewart went to the river bottom Thursday and spent the day. Mr. Sargent was looking over his farm and the ladies took a picnic dinner.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Williams and children, Mrs. J. F. Williams and Mrs. E. A. Baxter formed a small picnic group on last Monday. They spent the day on the river and with a picnic dinner succeeded in having a most enjoyable time.
Messrs. Cary Smith, A. D. Thompson and Sullivan were here Sunday the guests of Mr. J. W. Rugeley. The party left Sunday for Sargent on Mr. Rugeley's new launch the Walcott, which has been just recently built by the Moberly brothers.
Mr. and Mrs. David Parker has as their guests the latter part of last week Mr. and Mrs. Livers and son, niece and nephew of Collegeport, Mr. and Mrs. Rose and two sons and daughter and Mr. Johnson and children of Citrus Grove. This party spent a most enjoyable day at the beach Thursday.
The prayer meeting Wednesday night was an interesting service. The subject, "The Sins of The Tongue," was discussed by the pastor, with scriptural verses by many of those present. The subject for next Wednesday night is "Immortality." Everybody come out and have a verse on the subject of the meeting.
Little Miss Leslie Davis celebrated her fifth birthday Monday with a party. The little folks played all kinds of games and afterwards Mrs. Davis served the children with ice cream, cake and sandwiches. Little Leslie has lots of little playmates in town and she will be missed when she leaves next week. Those forming this little party were Velma Smith, Lucy Southwell, Emma Parris, Roy Trahan, Percy Treloar and the little hostess. She received several pretty presents one being a dainty lavalier by two of her young men friends.
Last Thursday night the boys entertained with a sailing party and a most enjoyable time was had by all who were lucky enough to have this pleasure. With the moon at its best and the string band too--what more could this jolly crowd want? The trip was taken on the Eagle and no landing was made as the boat drifted up and down the bay. The crowd was chaperoned by Mrs. F. L. Rugeley and the names of these young folks are in several other write ups. All the girls enjoyed this even and many thanks to the boys.
Matagorda News, April 26, 1913
A large crowd of young and old folks enjoyed a sail to the beach last Monday thus celebrating the 21st of April. Mr. Ira Bell turned his boat over to Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Thornhill and some of their friends. The day was ideal and with bathing, kodaking, singing, dancing and other amusement, the day was a decided success. That picnic dinner was too enjoyed by all. A stop was made at Tiger Island for a while but the beach was the most popular place. The party arrived home about five o'clock, dusty, sunburnt and tired but ready for another the next day. Those who formed this party were Mr. and Mrs. Thornhill and family, Mesdames Gilbert, D. S. Burke, Will Burke, Trahan, E. L. Lawson, Lem Blair, Jack Ellerkamp, Misses Belle Smith, Minnie, Elma and Louise Phillips, Glendora Schindler, Mable Shindler, Minnie Dea Coffin, Reba Rugeley, Nellie Murdock, Fannie Nolte, Alice and Myra Burke, Mary Culver, Merle Trahan, Cottie Savage, Joe Berg, Pauline and Lila Thornhill, Myrtle and Lula Duffy, Forrest and Marie Zipprian; Messrs. Jacob and Frank Smith, Sidney Schindler, Gus and Guy Smith, Austin Savage, Henry and Stanley Rugeley, little Roy Trahan and Bill Thornhill.
Another crowd who took advantage of the holiday Monday afternoon was the picnic crowd that took supper at Mr. Chester Rugeley's farm. This party went in wagons and buggies and reached their destination about sunset. While the boys unhitched the teams, the fair sex started out to inspect the Colorado and had gone about half a block when one of the girls found a snake and of all the screaming and yelling such as snake, murder, help. The boys killed it and hung it in "a sour apple tree" for rain, but the fair sex didn't leave camp alone any more. Oh that supper and that coffee surely was some good from the looks of things. With such good dancing music by Messrs. Kilbride and Harrison and with the good floor the young folks had one more dance, after which pineapple ice cream was enjoyed. This proved to be a dandy outing and all voted to repeat the occasion right soon. They got back home about twelve o'clock and the most enjoyable midnight feast was enjoyed at the Wadsworth's store and after having cold drinks at the drug store the folks told each other goodnight. Those partaking of this event were Mr. and Mrs. Chester Rugeley and the children, Misses Loula Belle Salley, Inez Kain, Otis, Irma and Lila Berg, Vera Burke, Minnie Dea Coffin, Reba Rugeley, Helen Gilbert, and Messrs. George Kilbride, Jim Harrison, Frank Duffy, Julian Inglehart, Whitney Marques, Amos Duffy, Jacob and Frank Smith, Harold Swagerty, Johnny May Williams, Arthur Gottschalk, Harold Feather, Rugeley Serrill.
Last Friday night the "FUN" club met with Miss Pauline Thornhill and a dainty good time was had. This club is made up of the school girls and boys and they meet on Friday nights. Miss Pauline served her guests to ice cream and cake.
The ice cream social on the lawn of the Gilbert home last Friday night by the Junior League was a success in every particular. The attendance was large and the liberal contribution of cream and cake was all sold. The children enjoyed the evening, waiting on their customers and in romping and games, while the elders were delighted at the happiness of the youngsters in social conversation. The Juniors had pledged $5 for the mission fund and their evening's pleasant work netted $9.00, so they were well pleased.
Mr. Goodwin Sterne left Sunday for San Antonio to be gone several days.
Mesdames Gus Gottschalk and J. F. Williams spent the day at the Gottschalk farm Friday.
Dr. D. H. Braman of Victoria was in town Tuesday to see Judge A. C. Burkhart who is still confined to his bed.
Mr. and Mrs. Sol Cleveland, Mrs. J. B. McCain and Miss Norma McCain of Bay City were in town Friday afternoon.
Messrs. George Kilbride and Carroll Ryman motored to Bay City Sunday afternoon for a few hours stay.
Matagorda News, April 26, 1913
Miss Irma Berg is having a most enjoyable visit with her uncle at Simms.
Mr. and Mrs. Mc C Robbins and the Misses Robbins were guests at the Rugeley home yesterday.
Rugeley and Gober Serrill, Jacob Smith, Mr. Geo. Kilbride and Miss Louis[e?] Dunbar attended the dance at Wadsworth Tuesday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kilbride were down Thursday afternoon in their car from Bay City and had as their guests, Mrs. Lou Hooper and daughter, Mrs. Webster.
Little Miss Josephine Pope left Monday for San Antonio to meet her mother there and will spend part of the summer there.
Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Davis and daughter, Leslie, left Thursday morning for a weeks outing on the gulf before going to Glen Flora.
Miss Rose Sterne asked a few of the schoolmates to her home Saturday night to meet her guest Miss Cornelia Mayfield of Bay City. This crowd of young folks had lots of fun playing indoor games, dancing and listening to music furnished by the girls of the crowd. Mrs. Sterne served the guests with cake, gelatine and whipped cream. Those forming this group were Misses Belle Smith, Nellie Murdock, Marie Zipprian, Minnie Phillips, Irene Burkhart, Pauline Thornhill, Cornelia Mayfield and Rose Sterne, and Gober Serrill, Lamar George, Jacob Smith, Sidney Schindler, Frank Smith, Lawrence Burkhart, and Wadsworth Rugeley.
Mr. Tas Thornhill complimented some of his friends with a sailing party Wednesday night. The trip was made on the Eagle and with Capt. Bell in charge a most enjoyable trip was had and those forming this party were Misses Minnie Dea Coffin, Reba Rugeley, Beth Phillips, Merle and Lila Berg, and Francis Poole and Naomi Trotter of Bay City, and Messrs. Tas Thornhill, Carroll Ryman, Jacob Smith, Lamar George, Harold Feather, Max Steck, and Donald Poole and Jim McCrosky of Bay City.
Miss Fannie Nolte was the hostess of the "4 Ms C" Wednesday afternoon. Not much sewing was done for the hostess passed an automobile contest and everybody was busy cranking and running from being run down by all kinds of cars; Miss Coffin was the most successful and received a pair of embroidery scissors "to cut up with." Miss Nolte assisted by Mrs. Blair passed ice cream cake and grape juice to the girls and her visitors who were Mesdames Layton, Ellerkamp, Dugat, Southwell, Sterne, Rugeley, Chester Rugeley, Misses Bertha Funk, Forrest Zipprian, Merle and Lula Berg. The girls will meet with Miss Helen Gilbert next week.
Last Wednesday afternoon Mrs. Gus Gottschalk celebrated her mother's birthday with a small party. Mrs. Zipprian was ninety years old and enjoyed this occasion to the fullest extent. Many pretty remembrances were received. Mrs. Gottschalk served the guests with lemonade and cake. Those helping Mrs. Zipprian to celebrate her birthday were Mesdames Gottschalk, John Dunbar, Fred Duke, Willie Zipprian and all her daughters, Will Watkins, Ellerkamp, E. J. Savage, W. C. Berg, Willie Williams, J. F. Williams, E. J. Sterling and Lorino and Misses Celia Duke, Marie Zipprian, Pauline Thornhill, Belle Smith and Bertha and Willie Gottschalk.
Matagorda News, May 2, 1913
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wadsworth were home over Sunday.
Prof. W. B. Smith was in Bay City Saturday on business.
Dr. Bat Smith of Bay City was in town Sunday.
Mrs. Jim Inglehart was in Bay City Friday visiting relatives.
Mrs. John Moran is better now after being quite ill.
Mr. Dick Serrill is here from Bay City for a few days.
The weather being so bad last Thursday night prevented the Bible Study from meeting.
Dr. S. A. Foote of Bay City made a professional visit in town Friday.
Mr. G. B. Culver was in Bay City Friday attending to some business.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Cookenboo and Mr. Leslie Cookenboo of Bay City were down Friday.
Dr. Phillips and Mr. George Sargent returned Sunday from a business trip to Dallas.
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Soloman of Bellville were in town Sunday visiting friends.
Miss Rose Sterne had as her week end guest last Friday Miss Cornelia Mayfield of Bay City.
Carroll Ryman and Rugeley Serrill were Bay City visitors Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. Tas Thornhill came home Sunday from a most enjoyable ten days visit to relatives in Brenham.
Mrs. Frank Hover and son Jack of Peters arrived Saturday and will spend several weeks with Mrs. Hover's parents. Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Salley.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bruce returned Saturday from Galveston where Mr. Bruce was operated on for appendicitis and his many friends are glad to see him at home and well again.
Mr. Tony Lorino left Saturday for St Louis where he goes to look after a car of cabbage he shipped last week.
Mr. Sam Lawson returned last week from Caney and brought with him his cousin, Miss Mary Love Bates.
Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin Sterne took as their guests to Bay City in their car Sunday afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. George Sargent. This party motored to Bay City and returned the same afternoon.
Mrs. A. M. Sterne has returned and is planning to refurnish and repaint her home. Mrs. Sterne has many friends here to welcome her back.
Mrs. M. J. Funk returned to her home in San Marcos Monday after visiting her parents. She was accompanied by her sister, Mrs. Jim Hawkins, and daughter little Miss Annie Dora who will be her guests for a month.
The members of the school board met Tuesday afternoon for the election of teachers for the coming year and the same faculty composed of Prof. W. S. Smith, Misses Bert Funk, Bertha Boyd and Loula Belle Salley, were again elected.
Matagorda News, May 2, 1913
The vestry of the Episcopal Church this week sold the Episcopal parsonage on the bay shore to John J. Duffy, for $700. The Episcopalians have been sometime planning the erection of a new parsonage on main street corner next to the Episcopal Church. They are anxiously waiting for the Bishop to send them a rector who will live here and devote most of his time if not all of it to this field. The Episcopal congregation is a large one and includes most of the prominent business people of our town. This church is perhaps the oldest protestant church in Texas, having been established here in the latter '20's by Rev. Caleb Ives who is said to have been the first protestant preacher in the state. At least he preached the first protestant sermon in the State. Rev. Thos. Pilgrim, a Baptist divine arrived at San Felipe along in 1825-26, but was not permitted by Austin to preach on account of their obligation to Catholic Spain [Mexico?]. About 1830 the Methodists came into the state through Rev. Littleton Fowler, who preached first in a log church between Nacogdoches and San Augustine. As Matagorda is the oldest American settlement in the State, he was first to plant the protestant religion in the state.
Matagorda News, May 9, 1913
Miss Lula Duffy left Monday for Bay City to visit her sister.
Miss Callie Gove is home from Glen Flora where she has been teaching school.
Mr. Darwin Williams is at home with his folks after being in Houston since September.
Rev. D. S. Burke came home Tuesday after preaching in Lane City and Wadsworth Sunday and Monday.
Messrs. W. E. Williams and "Karo" Serrill returned Wednesday from a trip down the bay to Corpus Christi.
Miss Carrie Salley was home Sunday and returned to Bay City in a car that afternoon with Carroll Ryman and Rugeley Serrill.
Messrs. Ed Baker, C. W. Pope and Phil Robidoux left Monday for Rymer where they are doing some carpenter work.
Mr. and Mrs. Harris Darst of Richmond were the week end guests of Mrs. Darst's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Sargent, and returned home Monday morning.
Misses Nina and Mildred Phillips left Monday for Bay City for a few days visit and were accompanied that far by Mr. Harris Phillips who was on his way to Wharton to accept a position.
Mrs. Frank Hover and Master Jack returned to their home in Peters Sunday after a weeks visit to Mrs. Hover's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Salley.
Carroll Ryman and Tas Thornhill were in Bay City Saturday calling on some of the fair sex.
The Bible Study Club met with Mrs. Culver last Thursday night. There were sixteen members present and a most interesting discussion was heard on "Jewish Sects." Last night the Circle met with Mrs. Maggie Bruce and the lesson was "Old Testament Prophecies."
Matagorda News, May 9, 1913
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Wadsworth have been occupying their Matagorda cottage-home the last few days, Mr. Wadsworth looking after business interests and Mrs. W. giving pleasure to her many friends here. Matagorda wishes they would again make this delightful old town their all the tie home.
Miss Jessie May Serrill arrived home Thursday after being in Bay City a month with Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Serrill.
Mrs. John Collins of Palacios is visiting her mother, Mrs. Tom Kain.
Miss Myrtle Duffy entertained the High Five Club at her home yesterday afternoon. There were five tables of players and Mrs. Chester Rugeley made highest score and received a beautiful hand embroidered center piece. Miss Duffy served the players to a salad and ice course.
The "4 Ms C" met with Miss Helen Gilbert Wednesday afternoon. Although they all sewed, they held a business meeting that afternoon. Miss Helen served her guests to a salad course and they adjourned to meet with Miss Inez Kain next Wednesday.
Mr. L. E. Davis and family returned yesterday morning from a ten days sojourn on the beach, where they enjoyed surf-bathing and fishing to their heart's content. They leave today for Glen Flora where they show their moving pictures for a week.
Matagorda News, May 9, 1913
Mr. Williams Ray was in town Tuesday from his home up the river.
Mr. C. I. Peterson was in town a few days this week.
Mr. Darwin Williams has accepted a position with the Santa Fe Depot.
Mrs. Mollie Baker left Monday for Houston to make her home with relatives in the future.
Mr. Jim Inglehart was in from Wharton Sunday and spent the day.
Lorino Bros. have received the boiler for their new ice plant and are busy now removing it from the depot.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stewart and sons and Mr. Jim Hawkins motored to Bay City Saturday.
United States Fish and Oyster Commissioner Serrill left Monday for Palacios on the Ann Kaufman.
Messrs. J. N. Ryman and W. E. McNabb motored to Bay City Thursday.
Mr. E. L. Salley, Willie Williams and Douglass Serrill returned Wednesday from a fishing trip on Cotton Bayou and report good luck.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wadsworth came down Wednesday afternoon.
Mrs. Jack Ellerkamp, Julian Inglehart and Miss Merlie Berg accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Otto Middlebrook to Bay City Tuesday afternoon in their car.
Mr. John Linn of Bay City is visiting Mrs. Jim Inglehart.
Mr. Amos Duffy went to Houston Sunday for a few days business trip and returned Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin Sterne, Misses Rose Sterne, Reba Rugeley and Minnie Dea Coffin motored to Bay City Saturday in Mr. Sterne's car and spent the day.
Mr. John Culver, Jr., was in town Tuesday from Wadsworth attending to the shipping of two cars of cabbage to the north.
Amos Duffy is not afraid of the civil service examination ordered by Postmaster General Burleson, for he has moved up under strictly civil service rules from the railway mail service; and then Amos is a Democrat.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Stewart are home after a few days visit to San Antonio, Victoria and Cuero.
Stewart Burkhart will be home from school in San Antonio the last part of the week. He will be the first one home, but all the rest of the young folks will soon be home for the summer.
The "4 Ms C" were most royally entertained Wednesday afternoon when Miss Inez Kain was the hostess. As usual, the girls sewed, talked and laughed and Miss Coffin rendered many beautiful piano solos. Miss Phillips assisted the hostess in serving a dainty salad course to the girls and to the visitors who were Mesdames Kain and Baker. The club meets with Miss Lula Duffy next Wednesday.
The program given by the Mothers Club on last Sunday afternoon to observe "Mother's Day" was well attended by young and old, men and women. After leading in prayer, Rev. Burke gave an interesting and appreciative talk on "Our Mother." Miss Rose Sterne rendered a sweet solo and this too was appreciated. Readings were given by Mr. Johnnie May Williams, Misses Reba Rugeley, Minnie Dea Coffin and Helen Gilbert, all reading some thing pertaining to mother, or "mother's day." Then Mesdames Sterne and J. N. Ryman sang a duet with the choir joining in on the chorus was enjoyed by all. This was the first observance of "Mother's Day" in Matagorda and is hoped it will be remembered again.
The citizens of Matagorda turned out enmasse Friday evening to the "Birthday Party" at the town hall under the auspices of the Methodist Ladies Aid Society. Mesdames W. Berg and W. E. Bedford kept door and as the guests came trooping in, singly, in pairs and in bunches, they dropped their ages (that were concealed in tiny pink and blue sacks sent out for that purpose), into the basket that stood ready to receive them. When the assemblage was complete and the guests had all been ushered to their seats, a splendid musical program conducted by Miss Minnie Dea Coffin was rendered and the enthusiastic encores were deafening. All the young people on the program acquitted themselves very creditably indeed and the Matagorda people are justly proud of their home talent. The program was as follows:
Duet: "Il Froratore" Misses Lila Berg and Rose Sterne.
As the last song "Goodnight Dear" closed the musical feature the audience was invited to pass up the right aisle for refreshments and they were not long in obeying the command. When reaching the end of the hall they were received by Misses Reba Rugeley and Loula Belle Salley who directed them a step further where a punch bowl filled to the brim with ice cold fruit punch and dainty china plates heaped with delicious chicken sandwiches were served by four young ladies Misses Beth Phillips, Merlie Berg, Helen Gilbert and Callie Gove, and it kept them busy for an hour or more as the guests crowded around.
This delightful entertainment developed or emphasized the fact that Matagorda has three young singers who have been most highly favored with musical talent and sweet voices: Misses Rose Sterne, Willie Gottschalk and Belle Smith.
The ladies were well pleased over the contents of the basket which amounted to $61.24.
Senior League Program
The program for the Senior League is as follows:
Matagorda News, May 16, 1913
The public school closed this afternoon and the closing exercises at the Old Fellows Hal tonight will no doubt be largely attended.
The year’s work with its trials and triumphs will end and teachers and pupils will have a season of rest and recuperation. The esteem of the community and the appreciation of the trustees and patrons was evidenced in the unanimous re-election of the entire faculty consisting of Prof. W. H. Smith, Misses Bert Funk, Bertha Boyd and Loula Belle Salley.
The program for
May 23, 1913
Mrs. J. F. Williams is in Houston visiting her two daughters.
Mrs. Amos Lee of Bay City is in town visiting her mother, sister and brother.
Messrs. George Kilbride and Carroll Ryman made their weekly trip to Bay City Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Jim Hawkins and little Miss Annie Dora are home after a month's visit to Mrs. M. J. Funk in San Marcos.
The young men entertained with a hop at the pavilion Tuesday night. The Mexican string band furnished the music and the young folks danced until midnight.
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Stewart are expected home in their car from Cuero today. They will bring Warner with them. Mr. and Mrs. Stewart were only Matagorda representatives at the Mid-Coast Congress this week.
Miss Loula Belle Salley sponsor for Matagorda for the Intercoastal canal celebration at Galveston has chosen for her matron Mrs. Albert Wadsworth and her maid of honor is to be Miss Margaret Hamilton.
Mr. Eric Culver is the only college boy from Sherman getting home on Thursday. Warner Stewart went by Cuero to see his parents and Sambo and Edward Rugeley got off at Lane City to visit their sister, Mrs. Tippins, for a day coming on home today.
Miss Bess Phillips entertained the "4 Ms C" Wednesday afternoon. Several of the members were absent, but never-the-less those who were there made up for the absentees. Piano solos were rendered by Misses Lula Duffy, Bess and Minnie Phillips. The hostess assisted by her mother served their guests to ice cold punch and cake. Those present besides the members were Mrs. W. C. Berg and Miss Mary Dixon.
Messrs. Geo. Sargent and Gus Gottschalk, Jr., went over to the peninsula Tuesday morning on the "EY" to bring Mr. Jim Bruce's cattle around to the mainland. On the same boat were Rev. and Mrs. D. S. Burke, Mrs. Theo. Locklin of Thorndale, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Gilbert and Misses Mary Dixon and Helen Gilbert who took advantage of this opportunity and spent a most delightful day on the beach. Fishing and bathing and a picnic lunch helped to make the day a most delightful one.
Matagorda News, May 30, 1913
Miss Olive Howard of Eagle Lake is visiting Mrs. E. S. Moberley.
Julian Inglehart returned Monday from a business trip to Wharton.
Roland and Jake Smith spent Sunday and Monday at Caney.
Mrs. Os Howard and children of Eagle Lake are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Zipprian.
Mrs. Jim Nye Ryman and two children left Friday for a month's visit with Mrs. Ryman's mother at Rusk.
Mr. C. W. Burkhart and family motored to Bay City Sunday and spent the day with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wadsworth are enjoying a visit at Marlin.
Leslie Cookenboo of Bay City was a visitor in the Sargent home from Saturday until Monday.
Harold Feather returned to his duties with the News Tuesday after spending Sunday and Monday with home folks at Palacios.
Miss Pauline and Master Bill Thornhill left Saturday to join their mother in Brenham.
Mr. Irwin Grant of Bay City has returned home after a pleasant visit to his cousin, Mrs. Henry Baxter.
Miss Muta Serrill is home from Bay City for a few days visit to her home folks,
Mrs. A. C. Bruce and little granddaughter left Wednesday for San Marcos to visit Mrs. Bruce's daughter, Mrs. M. J. Funk.
Misses Bert Funk and Bertha Boyd left Wednesday for San Marcos to attend the Summer Normal there. While in San Marcos they will be with Mrs. M. J. Funk.
Mr. J. B. Watkins was in town from his farm up the river Tuesday attending to some business.
Messrs. Amos Duffy and Dad Gottschalk finished their work Saturday of raising the back end of Duffy's store. This part of the store is to be used for gent's furnishings only.
Capt. and Mrs. Albert Barrow leave in their boat, the Myrtle, for Galveston today and had as their guest Miss Lois Dunbar who will remain in Galveston for a month visiting relatives and friends.
Miss Dell Moore of Bay City was the week end guest of Miss Bess Phillips last week and was here for the commencement exercises Friday night at the hall.
Mrs. Harris Darst of Richmond is in town with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Sargent and brought with her Master Thomas Meyers who has certainly enjoyed crabbing and fishing.
Mrs. Theo. Locklin of Thorndale returned to her home Wednesday after a visit to her parents Rev. and Mrs. D. S. Burke.
The smoke stack of Lorino Bros. new ice plant certainly helps to make Matagorda look city-fied from out on the bay and even from the peninsula.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Gilmore and baby and Mr. John Gottschalk all of Wadsworth spent Sunday with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Gottschalk.
Messrs. Jim Nye Ryman, Geo. Sargent, Leslie Cookenboo and Misses Jo Sargent and Lila Berg motored to Bay City Saturday afternoon in the old Sargent car and returned in a beautiful new Nyberg purchased by Mr. Sargent from Mr. Ryman. This makes the third Nyberg for Matagorda.
Mr. Goodwin Sterne and Rose returned from Bay City Saturday afternoon where they took Mrs. Sterne who went to San Antonio to take her little niece Lucy Southwell to her father. Little Lucy will live in San Antonio after this and has many friends who will miss her in Matagorda.
Miss Minnie Dea Coffin, our talented music teacher for the past year, left Saturday for her home in Blum. Miss Coffin made a host of friends while here and a good many were at the train Saturday to give her a royal good-bye. Miss Coffin goes to Dallas in about two weeks to study music this summer. Her many friends hope to soon hear that she has decided to return to Matagorda next fall.
Matagorda News, May, 30 1913
The Honor Roll requires a general average of 90, or above, for month, including attendance and deportment, in addition to the work in the studies. Following is the honor roll for the month ending May 23:
Through an oversight, Ira Stribling's name was omitted from the honor roll for the month ending April 11.
The holiday the past month went to Miss Bertha Funk's room, consisting of the 5th and 6th graders.
W. H. Smith, Sup't.
Matagorda News, May 30, 1913
Mrs. B. A. Kleska of Bay City is visiting her mother Mrs. C. C. Inglehart.
Dr. A. Levy of Houston was in town the first of the week calling on his friends.
Miss Sallie Middlebrook of Bay City was a guest of the Misses Berg last Friday.
Judge A. C. Burkhart continues to improve, and is up; but not yet able to get down town.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Williams returned Monday from a trip to Houston visiting daughters there.
Mrs. Fred Brunner and little daughter of Bay City were the guests of Mrs. Annie Byers last week.
Scot Phillips is home for the summer after being a student at Massey's Business College in Houston.
Mr. and Mrs. John Sterling are the proud parents of a fine baby boy who made his appearance Wednesday.
Mrs. F. P. Hamilton and Pierce arrived home Monday for the summer after spending the winter in Bay City.
Mr. Roland Inglehart and Misses Reta Inglehart and Louise Williams visited relatives in Bay City Saturday.
Willie Bert, Jr., who has been attending Massey's Business College in Houston, will be at home today for the summer.
Captain and Mrs. William Sterling, Misses Berdie Sterling and Lela Baxter are visiting relatives at Palacios.
Mrs. C. W. Pope returned home on Wednesday from San Antonio where she enjoyed a two months visit to her sister, Mrs. Lewis.
Mrs. Harris Darst and Master Thomas Myers of Richmond returned home Saturday after a week's visit in the Sargent home.
Mrs. Clarence Gilmore and children who have been visiting the family of Mr. W. M. B. Gove returned to their home in Austwell yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Burkhart and Mr. A. C. Burkhart were Mr. and Mrs. Ed Layton's guests in the Layton car Saturday when they went to Bay City to attend the funeral of the little infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burkhart.
Mr. and Mr. Geo. Sargent, Mrs. Walter Stewart, Mrs. Harris Darst, Misses Jo Sargent and Otis Berg, Thomas Myers and the two little Stewart boys went to the gulf last Friday on the Eagle and had a fine day of fishing, bathing and eating picnic lunch.
Mrs. Amos Lee returned to her home in Bay City Saturday after a visit to relatives here and upon arriving at home she found her son Henry confined to his bed with typhoid fever. Henry has lots of Matagorda friends who will regret to hear this and wish him a speedy recovery.
The FUN Club met with Cottie and Austin Savage at the home of their parents last Friday night. All the members were present and with the visitors all had a most glorious evening. Mesdames Savage, Ellerkamp and Middlebrook served dainty refreshments to the guests.
It was a jolly crowd that visited the old Phillips ranch on Caney last week. They made the trip up the bay in a sail boat and with "Capt. Tom Doggy" in command, they were not long in reaching their destination. They attended a big dance at Hawkinsville making the trip from the ranch in a wagon. This merry crowd which composed of Misses Vera Burke, Nellie Murdock, Bessie Walker and Bell Smith, Messrs. Sam Lawson, Jacob Smith and Roland Smith and Mrs. Lee Walker returned home Monday and report the best of times.
The Matagorda Cook Book recently published by the Ladies Aid Society of the Methodist Church, from the NEWS press, is on sale at Williams Drug Store and S. J. Berg's grocery store. These books contain about 500 of the very best tested and proven recipes for all kinds of cooking, and the price is only 50cts. The recipes of a single page almost any where in the book are worth the price; or Mr. Ryman's recipe for curing pork is worth it. Every housewife should have the book.
Matagorda News, June 6, 1913
Chairman Duffy calls a meeting of the young men's organization for Saturday night at the I. O. O. F. Hall to complete arrangements and program for the Intercoastal Canal Celebration.
Matagorda News, June 6, 1913
Matagorda News, June 6, 1913
All who go to Galveston, whether by water or rail, should wear a Matagorda badge.
Deputy Tax Collector R. A. Kleska of Bay City came down yesterday to be with his wife who is visiting her mother, Mrs. C. C. Inglehart.
Misses Gertrude and Elizabeth Gilbert arrived Sunday from Nacogdoches where they have been teaching school.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Burkhart and children motored down from Bay City and spent the day with Mr. Burkhart's parents.
Bro. Selfridge and two sons and Mrs. Magill motored down Tuesday afternoon from Bay City and Bro. Selfridge filled his regular appointment here that night.
The many friends of Mrs. Green Stewart of El Paso will regret to hear of her misfortune in being burnt. It seems that Mrs. Stewart was in the yard washing a dress in gasoline when the can exploded and gave her some serious burns were on the arms and hands.
Mr. A. C. Stewart returned in his car Monday afternoon from Cuero. He was accompanied by his son, Warner, who joined him at Cuero, from Sherman where he has been attending college. Mrs. Stewart remains in Cuero, at the sanitarium, where she is improving nicely. Asked about the crops along the route, Mr. Stewart said "Crops look good all the way; they have had more rain than we have had, but I don't think I saw any thing better than our own crops."
Miss Inglehart was this week's hostess for the "4 Ms C." All the members who were in town were present and also several visitors. During the afternoon piano selections were given by Misses Phillips, Zipprian and Inglehart. Miss Jo Sargent sang one of her sweet solos and was accompanied by Miss Inglehart. Little Reta Inglehart passed a delicious repast of jew pudding, punch and popcorn balls which all enjoyed. The club meets with Miss Sharkey next Wednesday. Those present besides the members were Mesdames R. A. Kleska of Bay City, Roland and Harold Inglehart and Miss Gertrude Gilbert.
Mesdames Harris Darst, Walter Stewart and two sons, Thomas Myers of Richmond and Misses Jessie May and Muta Serrill went to Bay City last Thursday afternoon in the new Nyberg car of Miss Joe Sargent. The trip to Bay City was perfect and upon reaching there with Mrs. Darst at the wheel and while attempting to turn at the bridge on the corner of Fourth Street by Dr. Scott's residence the car ran into a five foot ditch. The cause of the accident was the car was too long or the street too narrow for it. Mrs. Darst controlled the car well and in going straight ahead saved what might have been a serious accident. Fortunately, Mr. Nye Ryman was in town and on being advised of the accident he backed the car out with no trouble and reports the damages as not over fifty cents. None of the occupants were the least hurt and all returned home a little "shook up," but the Nyburg gave no trouble on the homeward trip and Mrs. Darst reported it even ran much easier.
The Fearless with Capt. Whitney Marques in charge carried a large and congenial crowd to the beach Tuesday for a days outing. A stop was made in the bay and Messrs. George Kilbride, Amos Duffy and Harold Feather did the seining stunt and secured a big haul of one crab and a baby sheepshead, after which the sail was resumed to the regular landing. Upon reaching the hotel, the ladies spread a good old fashioned picnic lunch and all those around the table enjoyed it. Most of the evening was spent in bathing and fishing, while some sat on the hotel gallery and sewed and talked. One crowd of several couples walked down to the Duffy watermelon patch to make a raid but failed to find any ripe melons. At least they didn't bring any back with them. Those enjoying this pleasant day were Misses Gertrude and Elizabeth Gilbert, who have just returned home from Nacogdoches; Misses Mattie Baylor, Helen Gilbert, Lula Duffy, Gertrude Sharkey, Mary Dixon, Myrtle Duffy, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Gilbert, Mesdames Chester Rugeley, E. L. Lawson, C. A. Davis, G. B. Culver, J. B. Hawkins; Professor Smith and wife and son, Baby Jack Davis, Cecil Inglehart, Frank and Jacob Smith, Amos Duffy, Harold Swagerty, Edward Rugeley, George Kilbride, Harold Feather and Capt. Whitney Marques.
The Matagorda Cook Book recently published by the Ladies Aid Society of the Methodist Church, from the News press, is on sale at Williams Drug Store and S. J. Berg's grocery store. Those books contain about 500 of the very best tested and proven recipes for all kinds of cooking, and the price is only 50cts. The recipes of a single page almost any where in the book are worth the price; of Mr. Ryman's recipe for curing pork is worth it. Every housewife should have the book.
Mrs. C. W. Burkhart and helpers are busy tearing down the old kitchen of the old Braman homestead this week. The lumber is being hauled to the Burkhart ranch to be used.
Mr. Ed C. Baker returned yesterday from Bay City where he has served on the grand jury--a three days session--the shortest session in a dozen years. Only three cases were before the body. One was the case of the murder of Gibson on Caney and one was a negro for theft.
Matagorda News, June 6, 1913
Wadsworth is going to celebrate the 4th of July. We trust some friend at Wadsworth will write the News full particulars.
Rev. D. S. Burke is conducting a revival at Lane City, and will protract it through next week. Mrs. Burke and her niece, Miss Dixon, joined him there Wednesday.
Capt. John Duffy yesterday brought a boat load of watermelons and cantaloupes to Matagorda from his farm on the peninsula.
Mrs. Ella Talbot and Miss Mattie Talbot of San Antonio arrived Wednesday and are the guests of Mrs. Geo. Sargent and Miss Jo Sargent.
A musical entertainment and box supper will be given for the Methodist Ladies Aid Society at the I. O. O. F. Hall Tuesday night at eight o'clock.
This entertainment will be composed largely of home talent under the direction of Prof. O. H. Sharlton, who will deliver some of his own compositions. Get your tickets from the committee Monday. The two that sells the most tickets will be given a prize.
The "4 Ms C" met with Miss Gertrude Sharkey yesterday afternoon as Wednesday the regular meeting day proved to be too disagreeable. Miss Sharkey entertained the girls at Mrs. Ed Baker's home and all those present had a nice time and accomplished a good deal of sewing. Mrs. Baker assisted the hostess in serving a dainty repast of a salad course. Several of the girls were absent and very much missed. The club meets with Miss Reba Rugeley next week.
Matagorda News, June 13, 1913
Mr. Roland Inglehart and son Cecil left for Galveston by rail Tuesday.
Amos Adams and Otis Taylor were down from Wadsworth Sunday.
Sidney Schindler came home Sunday from a visit to relatives at Wharton, Victoria and Cuero.
Mr. J. Francis Willy of Victoria visited his sister Mrs. J. J. Schindler between trains Sunday.
Miss Lucile Demalin of Kennedy is visiting her aunt and uncle Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin Sterne.
Mr. Chris Zipprian came through Friday on his way home to Big Hill on his return from the reunion at Chattanooga and reports a great time.
The Bible Study Circle met with Mrs. Ed Baker and a very interesting lesson was heard on eight new testament books and writers.
Mr. Guy H. Robinson, who is representing a Kansas City Business house is in town visiting his aunt Mrs. W. H. Smith.
Mr. A. C. Bruce is adding some improvements to his home place during his wife's absence. A new kitchen adds a great deal to the house.
The young folks had a most enjoyable hop at the pavilion last Thursday and several said they had the best time ever.
Miss Loula Belle Salley left Sunday for a three days visit in Houston before leaving Wednesday for Galveston where she is sponsor for Matagorda in the Intercoastal canal celebration.
Miss Margaret Hamilton left Tuesday for Galveston to attend the Intercoastal Canal celebration. Miss Hamilton will be Miss Salley's maid of honor.
The Kain brothers, accompanied by their grandfather, A. C. Bruce and sister Miss Inez, left last Saturday on the Shamrock to attend the canal celebration at Galveston.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Emmel and baby girl of Bay City came down Sunday in the car with Henry Eidlebach and spent the day with Mrs. Emmel's parents, Mr and Mrs. J. F. Williams.
Miss Reba Rugeley arrived home Thursday from spending two weeks in Chattanooga and New Orleans. Miss Rugeley was maid of honor to Miss Frances Poole of who was the sponsor for the E. S. Rugeley Camp of U. C. V's. of Bay City.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Williams and family, Mrs. Annie Byars and baby spent from Thursday until Saturday out on the bay aboard the Pastime. The time was spent in fishing, crabbing and bathing.
Mrs. Percy Middlebrook, Misses Mary Gilmore, Katie Shafer, Weather, John Shafer, Ed Watkins, Jim Gilmore and Joe Otis, composed the party who came down from Wadsworth Sunday and went to the beach on the Fearless to spend the day. A pleasant day was had by all.
Mrs. J. F. Williams entertained the Ladies Aid Sewing Club Monday afternoon. Several ladies brought their own sewing while others were given quilt scraps and handkerchiefs to hemstitch. Mrs. Williams served her guests to delicious punch and sandwiches. Those present were Mesdames Burke, Davis, Gilbert, Salley, Smith, Rugeley, Bedford, Culver, Baker, Robbins, Hawkins, Berg, Inglehart and Miss Adelaide Smith.
I am selling $3.00 Oxfords suitable for Ladies and Misses at 86 cents per pair. Come in and see them.--A. C. Stewart.
Miss Katherine Holland brought her father, Judge W. M. Holland, and Mr. A. B. Mayes of Houston down Tuesday accompanied by Mrs. R. A. Kleska and her niece Miss Rita Inglehart.
Matagorda News, June 13, 1913
Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Sargent, Miss Jo, Mrs. F. J. Hamilton and Pierce came home Tuesday after spending several days at the Hotel Ben Hur on the gulf beach. Mr. Sargent reports fine luck. He caught a couple of big redfish, and each of the party caught one, but Mrs. Sargent had the help of a shark which took the lion's share of the catch, cutting Mrs. Sargent's fish close up behind the gills, almost getting the hook. Mr. Sargent says from the size of the head the redfish must have weighed fifteen pounds, and the shark which could make such a clean-cut was no sardine. Just think of the excitement he might have caused had he taken the whole fish. Mr. Sargent says they had a good view of a giant devil fish or octopus, ten feet across the back and longer, which came close up to the beach and lay there some time watching them. He threw his line across the monster several times but failed to hook him. The octopus having looked at them till he tired turned and paddled away. Even a charge of shot from Pierce's gun didn't seem to phase the terror with six or eight dangerous tentacles. Mr. Sargent says he was born and raised on this shore and has been on the gulf hundreds of times and this is the second devil fish he has seen.
Matagorda News, June 13, 1913
At a meeting of the Board of Trade Wednesday night a motion was unanimously passed confirming the action of a previous called meeting authorizing the president and secretary to transfer to the United States the Board's interest in the channel which Matagorda dug through the bar at the mouth of the river. The government has authorized the taking over and maintenance of the channel as a part of the Intercoastal canal system. But there is no money appropriated for immediate use. However, to meet this, Col. Riche told Mr. Culver that if the people would raise $600 to meet the cost of fuel and labor, he would have the dredge boats come up and do the work as soon as they finish at Port O'Connor, in a couple of weeks. This was agreed to and the money promptly raised, half each in Matagorda and Bay City.
The Revival Begun Last Night.
Rev. John E. Green of Houston arrived Wednesday night and on last night delivered the first of a series of sermons to extend thru two weeks. Rev. Green is popular here, having done good work on previous visits here. There will be services in the big tent morning and night. Everybody invited.
Personal and Social
Capt. and Mrs. Chas. Nolte are spending the week with her daughter at Palacios.
Mr. Fred S. Robbins, of Bay City was in Matagorda yesterday the guest of his sister, Mrs. F. L. Rugeley.
Rev. D. S. Burke left yesterday noon for Burke, up above Livingston, in response to a telegram announcing the serious illness of his mother. Mr. Burke's nephew living with his mother is also lying at the point of death. Mrs. Burke visited Matagorda a few week's ago, and there are new-made friends here who hope she may soon be restored to health and spared many years yet for the good she does and the delightful influence of her happy nature.
The young men took advantage of the moonlight last Friday night and entertained the girls with a watermelon party at the pavilion. They had lots of fun but had to go early on account of its being so cool. Those enjoying this treat were Misses Reba Rugeley, Lila and Irma Berg, Jo Sargent, Nellie Murdock, Vera Burke, Gertrude, Elizabeth and Helen Gilbert and Mattie Talbot and Arthur Gottschalk, Johnnie May Williams, Amos Duffy, Roland Smith, Rugeley Serrill, Norman Savage, Harold Feather and Mesdames W. E. Williams and Annie Byars, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Gilbert.
Mrs. Tom Kain left Wednesday for Bay City where she met Mrs. John Collins, Miss Inez and Bruce Kain who were accompanying the remains of Mr. John Collins to Palacios where interment took place.
I am selling $3.00 Oxfords suitable for Ladies and Misses at 85 cents per pair. Come in and see them.--A. C. Stewart
Matagorda News, June 20, 1913
Miss Maud Frazier of Wharton is visiting Miss Glendora Shindler.
Mr. Otis Taylor of Wadsworth was in town Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Smith of Stewart spent Sunday here with friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bell are rejoicing over the arrival of a son who made his appearance Saturday.
Mrs. D. Rugeley Pearson of Richmond and Mrs. Sidney Pearson and two boys of Seguin are visiting their sister, Mrs. F. P. Hamilton.
Mrs. Henry Baxter returned Wednesday from Sealy, accompanied by her mother, whom she met on her return from Alvin.
Mr. Whitney Marques, captain of the gay Fearless, is at Wadsworth this week, assisting O. Taylor in some house decoration contracts.
Mrs. E. C. Baker returned Friday from Bay City, from a visit to her sister, Mrs. Amos Lee, and reports her nephew Henry Lee, who is sick with typhoid fever, much improved.
Mr. Joe Paulk was around Monday looking for a pair of scales, but couldn't find a paid big enough, for which and the smile as big as a quarter moon and a step that was just touching the earth in high places, we inferred that it was a boy. So it was, and Joe says a 12-pounder.
Mr. Willie Berg, Jr., arrived home Sunday morning on the Ben Hur after meeting his boy friends in Galveston for a lark. He will return to Houston in the fall and finish his business course at Massey's Business College.
Mr. E. A. Shepherd and wife of Tribbey, Okla., were visitors in Matagorda this week. They were much pleased and think they will move here.
Mr. Bruce and Miss Inez Kain left Monday for Galveston in response to a telegram from their sister, Mrs. John Collins, announcing the serious illness of her husband. A later telegram received Wednesday morning told of his death at eleven o'clock Tuesday.
Mr. Amos E. Duffy and Mrs. M. E. Lawson left on the noon train Saturday for El Paso. Mrs. Lawson goes to visit her daughter, Mrs. Green Stewart, while Mr. Duffy is paying his annual visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Duffy. They will return about the 3rd of July.
Rev. and Mrs. D. S. Burke and their niece, Miss Mary Dixon, came home Wednesday from Lane City where they have been attending the Methodist revival that Rev. Burke has been conducting.
Mesdames J. F. and W. E. Williams gave Mrs. W. C. Berg a nice surprise party last Wednesday afternoon at Mrs. W. E. Williams' home, occasion being Mrs. Berg's birthday. A most pleasant afternoon was passed in sewing and conversing and then the hostesses of the afternoon passed punch and sandwiches.
Miss Glendora Shindler entertained the "F. U. N." Club last Friday night and a royal good time is reported on the occasion. This young hostess had arranged several contests and kept her guests well supplied with amusements, and later served them to cream and cake. Those present were Misses Maud Frazier of Wharton, Lucile Dimilin of Kennedy, Minnie Phillips, Bell Smith, Rose Sterne and Irene Burkhart, Scott Phillips, Wayman Pearson of Seguin, Eric Culver, Pierce Hamilton, Edward Rugeley and Sidney Schindler.
An egg brought to us this week by Prof. W. H. Smith is about the biggest think in the egg line we have seen. It weighs a fraction over two ounces, and while "laid on our table" by Prof. Smith, was first laid in his hen house by one of his Plymouth Rock hens.
Matagorda News, June 20, 1913
The Honor Roll requires a general average of 90, or above, for month, including attendance and deportment, in addition to the work in the studies. Following is the honor roll for the month ending March 14.
The holiday the past month went to W. H. Smith's room, consisting of the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grades..
Donation for the Silver Service for the Battleship Texas, $3.95.
W. H. Smith, Sup't.
Amos Duffy and C. P. Williams last evening killed five geese, and were quite as successful in placing them. Thanks for one fine dinner.
Matagorda News, June 27, 1913
Mrs. Maggie Bruce is home after a delightful visit in San Antonio.
Mrs. George Kilbride was a Bay City visitor the first of the week.
Mr. Sam Berg and his niece Miss Merle Berg spent the day in Bay City last Friday.
Mrs. Will Devault of Lane City is the guest of Rev. and Mrs. D. S. Burke for the week.
Mrs. W. G. King of Lane City was the guest of friends at the first of the week.
Miss Jessie May Serrill was a Bay City visitor for Saturday night.
Miss Bess Phillips left Tuesday for an extended visit to Houston and several other places.
Mr. Clayton Watson was visiting friends in town Sunday returning to his home in Columbus Monday.
While Capt. Wilcox was entertained at the hotel Wednesday, his young son, was the guest of Master Ned Culver for dinner.
Mrs. Annie Byars went to Bay City Friday and joined the excursionists to Palacios that night.
Mrs. John Collins came Monday and will make her home with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Tom Kain.
Mr. and Mrs. Harris Darst of Richmond were here for Sunday the guests of Mrs. Darst's parents, Mrs. and Mrs. T. G. Sargent.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Emmel and Mr. Henry Eidlebach of Bay City spent the day at the J. F. Williams home Sunday.
Mr. Tom Kain and daughter, Miss Inez, returned Saturday from Palacios where they went to attend the funeral of Mr. John Collins.
Mrs. H. G. Evans and daughter Misses Marie and Jean of Hugo, Oklahoma are visiting in the Sterne home. Mrs. Evans is Mrs. Sterne's sister.
Miss Elizabeth Wightman of Rusk, Mrs. Nye Ryman's home from Rusk Wednesday. Mrs. Ryman's niece, accompanied Mrs. Ryman home from Rusk Wednesday. Mrs. Ryman has been visiting her mother at Rusk for the past month.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Williams and Johnnie May went to Bay City Sunday in their new car to meet their daughter, Mrs. J. P. Parris, who is visiting them from Houston.
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Williams had as their guests Misses Merle and Lila Berg for a few days outing on the bay last week on board the Pastime. Willie Berg, Jr., and Tas Thornhill were their guests for supper Friday night.
Mr. Tas Thornhill took as his guests Misses Loula Belle Salley, Jo Sargent and Daisy Cookenboo of Bay City to the peninsula in his boat the Iris. The young folks had a fine time fishing oysters and came home with three gallons of oysters which certainly proved delicious although t'was June.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Cookenboo, and Mr. and Mrs. E. Highley of Bay City motored down Wednesday and Mr. Serrill, Rugeley and Miss Jessie May Serrill took them over to the beach for a few hours on the Ann Kaufman.
To Palacios and back in three hours was the experience of a quartette of Matagorda Boys Wednesday. Desiring to help Bay City celebrate at Palacios, Stewart Burkhart, Warner Stewart, Sambo Rugeley and Harold Feather, left here in the Burkhart car at one o'clock. About 4 o'clock Warner reappeared in a drummer car, and Mr. Goodwin Sterne kindly went out to the Stewart gate and towed them in. The transmission case was broken, but the gears were not hurt. This is the third car that had been broken there and probably the last one as a man went to tear up the bridge about an hour after the boys struck it.
Mr. J. Nye Ryan returned Friday night from an auto business tour as far west as Yoakum, where he left his last Nyberg with a prospective customer. Mr. Ryman has sold eight of the popular Nybergs, and will soon have another car-load.
Matagorda News, June 27, 1913
Most all responded to the invitation of the linen shower tendered Miss Helen Gilbert by her friend, Miss Lula Belle Salley at the home of the hostess Wednesday afternoon.
The guests began to come in at 5 o'clock and a steady flow of ladies kept Miss Salley at the entrance where they passed through and were welcomed by the receiving line composed of the honoree and Mrs. E. L. Salley, Mrs. E. M. Salley of Bryan, Miss Lula Duffy, Mrs. C. E. Gilbert, Miss Gertrude Gilbert, Miss Myrtle Duffy, Miss Elizabeth Gilbert, Miss Lucile Duffy of El Paso, and Miss Josie Sargent--the last directing them to the dining room where a huge punch bowl on a handsome embroidered lunch cloth, with beautiful lavender colored altheas sprinkled over it, adorned the center of the dining table, the same being presided over by Miss Sallie Sloan of Brenham and Mrs. W. G. Thornhill. After this delicious cooling draught with chocolate wafers, little Miss Mildred Salley of Bryan ushered the guests into the living room where many handsome gifts were on display, such as table damask, lunch cloths of Mexican drawn work, embroidered linen towels, pillow slips, kerchiefs, doilies, buffet scarves and many other exquisite pieces. These beautiful gifts were viewed by Mesdames W. E. McNabb, E. L. Lawson, J. H. Ellerkamp, G. B. Culver, W. E. Bedford, E. C. Baker, D. S. Burke, J. A. Bruce, E. J. Savage, J. W. Miller of Bay City, W. C. Berg, George Sargent, F. P. Hamilton, W. H. Smith, A. W. McNabb, E. R. Inglehart, Goodwin Sterne, George Buhler of Victoria and Mrs. Chester Rugeley. That evening from 8:30 to 11:30 the shower was continued, only young people attended.
They all collected at the Salley home and after partaking of iced punch and cake and placing their equally as handsome gifts as those left in the afternoon with them, he boys were given miniature keys and the girls locks. They matched these for partners and started for the pavilion--the groom and bride elect, Mr. Amos Duffy and Miss Helen Gilbert, in the lead.
The evening was spent in dancing by those who cared to, followed by an iced watermelon feast. The personnel of the party was Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Salley of Bryan, Mrs. R. A. Kleska of Bay City, Amos Duffy and Miss Gilbert, the honorees; the hostess, Miss Salley and Julian Inglehart, Douglas Serrill and Miss Beth Phillips, Frank Smith and Miss Lula Duffy, Collins Baxter and Miss Gertrude Sharkey, Jacob Smith and Miss Lucile Duffy of El Paso, Maynard Rugeley and Miss Gertrude Gilbert, Harold Swagerty and Miss Myrtle Duffy, Scott Phillips and Miss Mary Dixon, Sam Lawson and Miss Vera Burke, Harold Feathers and Miss Jessie May Serrill, Sambo Rugeley and Miss Imogene Inglehart, Rugeley Serrill Miss Estabrook Taylor of Sealy, John May Williams and Miss Reba Rugeley, Hugh McPhaill of Corsicana and Miss Sallie Sloan of Brenham, Clay Seward of Brenham and Miss Josie Sargent.
Mr. B. A. Ryman is having a new room added up stairs, to his already handsome residence. This will make fourteen rooms all told to the building.
The four-room cottage of Amos Duffy has been repainted, repapered and refurnished throughout preparatory to occupancy when he and his bride return home from their wedding trip,
The Matagorda County Tribune, August 1, 1913
The 4 M's Club and a few married ladies had a merry time with Misses Otis and Irma Berg Wednesday afternoon.
After all guests came, pictures of advertisements that we see nearly every day, was numbered and pinned on each one and she had to guess the meaning of all and write opposite corresponding numbers.
It was astonishing to see how excited and puzzled the contestants became and the many ridiculous answers some of them gave--any how Mrs. Allen Trahan had the most correct.
The game of "Wiggles" was then introduced which was conducted on these lines: Paper and pencils with strings attached, about eight inches long were given each and the command given for them to "wiggle" the string over the paper and whatever form the string resembled most was to be completed with the pencil.
There was some class to the figures drawn and the whole bunch were so amused they laughed incessantly. When time was up the pictures (?) were handed in and all pinned in a row on the wall.
Two judges were appointed to decide on the best and worst, some of the sketches were a clover leaf, pig, baby in a bowl of water, pot of flowers, cup, heart, rhinoceros, a man and many that were amusing to look upon.
There was a tie between Miss Gertrude Sharkey and Mrs. Trahan for the first souvenir and after cutting Miss Sharkey claimed a handsome doiley and the booby, a tumbler doiley fell to Miss Myrtle Duffy. Delicious ice cream and peaches and cake was the most pleasing feature of the evening, judging from the rapt expression of each one as they sipped the ice cream and nibbled the cake and then all too soon the lateness of the hour started every one home, after expressing their delight of the charming hours just gone.
The Misses Berg's guests were Miss Lucile Duffy of El Paso, Misses Mary Dixon, Imogene Inglehart, Beth Phillips, Lula and Myrtle Duffy, Josie Sargent, Gertrude Sharkey, Jessie May Serrill, Merlie, Lila and Josie Berg; Mesdames Jim Bruce, Ed Layton, Allen Trahan, Will and John Berg.
Ed Zipprian is building a nice commodious barn on the back lot adjoining his premises.
The cake, ice cream, sandwich and coffee sale at the pavilion Saturday netted the ladies of the Cemetery Association the neat sum of $26.
G. B. Culver is having a bridge built across "Dick's Slough" that he may more easily have access to his farm and timber lands.
His brother John Culver, is superintending the job.
The Matagorda County Tribune, August 8, 1913
Sherman Baker and Jim McPosky came down Tuesday in their car and spent the day.
Robt. Robertson of Knoxville, Tenn., is visiting his aunt, Mrs. W. H. Smith.
Prof. W. H. Smith is visiting Dallas and his old home, Seagoville, in Dallas county.
Mr. Horace Yeamans of Palacios is visiting Mrs. M. J. Bruce, his sister.
Mrs. Rudolph Remor of Elgin, is in the city visiting her mother, Mrs. Emily Gove, and her aunt, Mrs. J. F. Williams.
Mrs. John Collins, who has been living with her mother, Mrs. Tom Kain, since the death of her husband a month ago, is this week in Wharton visiting her relatives, the Collinses.
Miss Irene Burkhart entertained the F. U. N. club last night with six tables at Jenkins. Refreshments were served and a delightful time reported.
Mr. Clyde Burke came in from Jacksonville Friday to be here for a few weeks stay with his parents, Rev. and Mrs. D. S. Burke.
Misses Arda and Matt Talbot are the guests of Mrs. J. T. Hamilton the last few days. Miss Arda joined her sister at Bay City from San Antonio.
Mrs. H. P. Baxter leaves today for Corpus Christi to be a few days at the Epworth League encampment.
Mrs. H. A. Weyland of Harrisburg is this week visiting her mother, Mrs. S. Blankenship.
Miss Imogene Inglehart returned Thursday from Bay City where she has been several days the guest of her sister, Mrs. Kreska.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Williams, Chas. P. Williams and Mrs. Anna Byers went to Bay City yesterday in Mr. Williams' car. Mr. Chas. Williams went to consult a physician. Mrs. E. C. Baker went with them as far as Wadsworth to spend the day with her husband.
Mr. and Mrs. N. S. Bell and two children, who have been the past week guests of Mrs. M. J. Bruce, aunt of Mrs. Bell, left yesterday for Bay City where they will visit a few days with Mrs. Bell's mother, and then go on to Caney and spend a week with relatives the family of Mr. Vaughan.
Matagorda News and Midcoast Farmer,
August 8, 1913
The sloop Shamrock bore the following individuals across the bay Wednesday for a day on the gulf beach: Mesdames J. N. Ryman and baby, Mrs. Chester Rugeley and two little children, Misses Belle Smith, Rose Sterne, Gertrude Sharkey, Elizabeth Greer, Glendora Schindler, Victoria Welge, Minnie, Louise, and Elmer Phillips; Sam Lawson, Edward Rugeley, Will Berg, Jr., Jacob Smith, Eric Culver, Warner Stewart, Scott Phillips, and Carrol Cookenboo of Bay City. They report a perfect day by the seashore.
surprise party was tendered Miss Elizabeth Greer of
Owing to the warm night, they enjoyed a conversation party on the large gallery, after which sumptuous refreshments were passed to Misses Elizabeth Greer, Marie Zipprian, Belle Smith, Rose Sterne, Pauline Thornhill, Mildred Phillips, Glendora Schindler, Beth Phillips, Allie George, and Blanche Partain of Beeville; Carrol Cookenboo of Bay City, Olney Rylander of San Marcos, Gober Serrill, Jacob Smith, Sam Lawson, Scott Phillips, Edward Rugeley, Will Berg Jr.,
Warner Stewart, Pierce Hamilton
The Matagorda County Tribune, September 5, 1913
by Pat Nichols
After an absence of some length we again make our best Sunday bow to the readers of the Tribune.
A. H. Wadsworth came in last night from Bay City on the local freight train.
Rev. and Mrs. D. S. Burke were Lane City visitors Friday, both returning home early this week.
Mrs. F. P. Hamilton and Miss Marguerite went to Bay City Saturday to spend a few weeks.
Morris Savage was in town from Wadsworth Tuesday in his beautiful Overland touring car.
Mrs. Gus Gottschalk and Mrs. E. J. Savage went to Bay City Wednesday to visit until Sunday with relatives there.
Mrs. J. F. Williams returned home Wednesday from Bay City accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. R. C. Emmel, and little girl.
G. B . Culver left Wednesday morning for the Inland Waterway Convention at Orange, he being one of the executive committee.
Mrs. C. A. Davis and little son, Jack, left Wednesday for Dallas and Wolf City for a two weeks visit with relatives.
Jack Daspit of Houma, La., came from Houston Saturday for a couple weeks' visit to old friends before returning home.
Misses Elizabeth Gilbert and Carrie Salley, both teachers in the Bay City school, came Friday evening and spent until Sunday noon with home folks.
The old Colorado is on another of its rampants--the current is very swift and the water in the bay of a dull red color.
Matagorda has a sure enough alive alarm clock that rousts the citizens out at daylight every morning but Sunday. If any doubt the veracity of this statement we refer them to Mr. B. A Ryman.
Mrs. E. P. Layton and little nephew, Roy Traylor, left Tuesday for San Antonio and while there will be the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Lewis.
Editor C. E. Gilbert of the Matagorda News, made one of his frequent brief visits to Houston Saturday, returning home Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Duffy, Leslie and Miss Lucile Duffy will arrive from El Paso Saturday and take up their residence in the old home after an absence of three years.
S. A. Lawson, W. C. Berg, Jr. and W. S. Phillips went to Houston Thursday last, the two last mentioned to resume their business course at Massey and the first young man named, to enter as a new student.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Baker, Miss Jessie May Serrill and Mrs. W. E. McNabb and little daughter motored to Bay City Friday in the Baker car.
Miss Fannie Nolte, who has been visiting at Port Lavaca for several weeks, got back home Saturday. Her sister, Mrs. Clarence Dietrich, of that place, came with her for an indefinite visit with the homefolks here.
The subject of the lesson of the International Bible Study Circle at the home of Mrs. G. B. Culver tonight will be a review of the Old and New Testament and promises to be of great interest.
Mesdames F. L. Rugeley, M. J. Bruce, C. A. Davis, E. C. Baker, J. M. Smith, G. B. Culver, W. E. Bedford, W. H. Smith, E. L. Salley, J. B. Hawkins, C. E. Gilbert and W. C. Berg were the pleased Ladies' Aid members Monday afternoon to gather with Mrs. H. P. Baxter in her pretty little home.
The time was profitably spent in cutting and putting together quilt blocks--a fad with them just now. The sun had quite reached the horizon when Mrs. Baxter let them stop sewing and refreshed them with delicious cake, two kinds, and hot chocolate after which they went on their way rejoicing.
Mrs. Goodwin Sterne visited Bay City Monday.
T. C. Thornhill and J. M. Williams are at the Dallas Fair this week.
Rev. D. S. Burke filled his bi-monthly appointment at Lane City Sunday.
Miss Josie Sargent visited in Bay City for several days the past week.
John Stenzel of Pittsburg, Penn., is in Matagorda, the guest of the Bay View Hotel.
Julian Inglehart got back home Thursday evening from a brief trip to Houston.
Mrs. Maggie Collins and sister Miss Inez Kain, were in Bay City on a shopping expedition Monday.
J. L. Daspit, who spent the past week here with friends, took his departure Saturday for his home at Houma, La.
Mrs. Bob Emmel and little daughter, Dorothy, returned to their home in Bay City Monday, after a pleasant visit here.
Mr. and Mrs. George Sargent met their daughter, Mrs. Harris Darst, of Richmond, at Bay City Monday in their auto.
John A. Williams got back home from Mineral Wells Monday, after a sojourn of several weeks there for the improvement of his health.
Mrs. J. F. Williams entertained with a birthday dinner Sunday, complimentary to her eldest son, Chas. P. Williams.
Mrs. A. W. McNabb and Master John Brashear McNabb left Monday for an indefinite visit to Hearne, her old home. Mr. McNabb saw them as far as Wharton on their trip.
Mrs. J. A. Bruce had fourteen guests Tuesday afternoon for progressive "42" in honor of her visiting sister, Mrs. Clarence Dietrich of Port Lavaca.
There were no prizes, but at the conclusion of the game, Miss Fannie Nolte was in the lead. Refreshments of oyster patties, pickles, two kinds of sandwiches and hot chocolate closed the afternoon's entertainment. The guests were Mesdames Carroll and Jim Nye Ryman, J. B. Hawkins, E. C. Baker, Goodwin Sterne, G. B. Culver, J. M. Smith, J. H. Ellerkamp, Clarence Dietrich; Misses Bert Funk, Jessie May Serrill, Otis Bert, Fannie Nolte and Bertha Boyd.
Matagorda County Tribune, October 24, 1913
The home of Mrs. Morgan Smith was the scene of much merriment Saturday afternoon when the guests began to arrive in response to an invitation from Mrs. Smith for a miscellaneous shower for Miss Inez Kain.
Despite the deluge of rain that fell that morning, there was a good attendance, some walking, others at a greater distance going in the transfer. Those assembling found the heroine of the hour upon the scene gowned in a white brocaded silk foulard with hat, shoes and gloves in harmony. Those coming in first chatted gayly until all had arrived then the hostess passed cards with program pencils attached.
On one side of the card this request was written: "Tell the prospective bride, in writing on the other side, the most important thing to do, to keep a husband kind and true." Some of the replies were highly amusing, and all original, and nearly all with one accord, though expressed in different ways, had the thought fixed in their minds that the "most important was to feed him well."
The first answer given is by Mrs. J. J. Shindler and won the first prize, a beautiful hand-painted china plate, which she presented the bride-to-be. "Sew the buttons on his clothes, patch the holes in his hose, catch him by the nose, and tell him how you love him, goodness knows!"
Some of the others are as follows: "Feed the brute and make him cute," Mrs. Amos Duffy; "Always give him lots of good things to eat and he will always keep sweet," Mrs. Layton; "I've heard, though whether 'tis true or not--I don't pretend to say, the way to keep a husband's heart, is three square meals a day," Mrs. W. H. Smith; "Feed him all the time, good and well, and do not stories tell; do not spend too much money, always call him dear and honey," Mrs. A. W. McNabb. There are many more equally as interesting which would take up too much space should we give them all. Miss Sargent received the booby, an egg beater which she also presented the bride. The hostess then brought in a large wicker clothes basket and invited the honoree to go to the dining room to gather her washing and, of course, every one else followed and there on the line with new clothes pins were pinned many handsome pieces of hand embroidered linens, and the dining table was strewn with cut glass and china. The bride-elect lost no time in getting them all into the basket and she kept the rest amused by saying witty nothings while thus engaged. When she completed her task and while the guests were enjoying sandwiches and fruit punch, Miss Kain in a few well chosen words thanked her friends for the many beautiful gifts bestowed upon her. Those present on this occasion were Miss Kain, the honoree; Misses Jessie May Serrill, Josie Sargent, Bertha Boyd, Reba Rugeley, Gertrude and Elizabeth Gilbert, Loula Duffy, Gertrude Sharkey, Fannie Nolte; Mesdames M. J. Bruce G. B. Culver, J. B. Hawkins, Goodwin Sterne, C. E. Gilbert, W. H. Smith, J. J. Schindler, Geo. T. Sargent, W. S. Stewart, E. P. Layton, F. L. Rugeley, H. P. Baxter, Amos Duffy, J. A. Bruce, M. E. Lawson, A. J. Trahan.
Matagorda County Tribune, November 5, 1913
The teachers and pupils of other schools and colleges home for the Christmas Holidays make quite a bunch for a town of Matagorda’s size.
Of the teachers, there’s Misses Carrie Sally and Elizabeth Gilbert from Bay City public schools, Miss Gertrude Gilbert from Victoria public schools, Miss Calie Gove from the Watowa school in Wharton county and Mrs. Mary Parrish of the Fairfield schools.
Of the students, we welcome home: Maynard Rugeley from the State University; Sam’l and Edward Rugeley, Warner Stewart, Eric Culver, Pierce Hamilton and Parker Robbins from Austin College at Sherman; Stewart Burkhart from T. C. U. at Fort Worth; Miss Rose Sterne from St. Mary’s Seminary from San Antonio; Will Berg, Scott Phillips and Sam Lawson from Massey Business College at Houston; and Arthur Culver from Coronal Institute at San Marcos.
Matagorda’s bunch of college boys and girls stack up not only in numbers, but in fine appearance, intellect, and class standing with the delegation from any town and it goes without saying that every one receives a most cordial welcome, and that they bring sunshine and happiness to the home fireside no other influence could bring is equally true. To each and all the News wishes a merry Christmas week.
and Midcoast Farmer,
December 26, 1913
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Rugeley and Mrs. J. T. Sargent motored down from Bay City Sunday and were the guests of Mrs. F. J. Hamilton while here.
Miss Jessie Mae Serrill is spending a few days in Bay City with her aunt, Mrs. Geo. Preston.
Mrs. W. J. Phillips is visiting her son in Houston this week.
Rev. J. Carden left on the noon train Monday for Angleton.
Sam Lawson returned home Saturday from the Massey Business College of Houston.
Miss Jane Hawkins of Bay City spent Thursday and Friday with Miss Marguerite Hamilton.
Mrs. Sam Sholars of Bay City is visiting her mother, Mrs. F. J. Hamilton, this week.
Miss Mamie Walker of Bay City was the guest of her sister, Mrs. Carroll Ryman, this week.
Mrs. James Nye Ryman went to Bay City Friday to attend the funeral of W. O. Boney.
Mr. and Mrs. Amos Duffy motored to Bay City Sunday and spent the day with Mrs.. Duffy's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Gilbert.
Miss Ivy Arnold of Bay City visited her grandmother, Mrs. C. C. Inglehart.
Mr. and Mrs. Sterne, Misses Rose Sterne and Reba Rugeley motored to Wadsworth Sunday evening.
Mr. N. D. Savage and his sister, Mrs. R. O. Middlebrook, motored to Markham Sunday.
Government tug boat Bastrop laid over here Saturday night en route to Port Aransas.
Matagorda was shocked to receive the sad message of Lawrence Eves' death. Lawrence is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Eves and was well known here, having lived here two years until they returned to their home in Pennsylvania. The cause of the young man's death was an abscessed tooth. His parents and brother and sister have the deepest sympathy of our little town.
Rev. Selfridge filled his regular appointment here Tuesday night and was accompanied by Mrs. Selfridge. Both were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Rugeley while here.
Miss Reba Rugeley was the honoree of a pretty birthday party Tuesday afternoon, when Mesdames Burke, Baxter, Baker and Berg were hostesses. This little affair was only for the members of the Home Mission Society and was given at the G. B. Culver home. Mrs. J. J. Schindler rendered several pretty vocal solos and Mrs. W. H. Smith read a very appropriate poem to the honoree, and well indeed it did suit her. Then Master Robert Smith, dressed as a postman, arrived and presented Miss Rugeley with a large supply of birthday greetings from those present. Misses Rugeley, Vera Burke and Loula Belle Salley were the only unmarried ones present and were asked to search the parlor for their fortunes and upon being found and read caused much enjoyment. Fun was then caused by the guests throwing potatoes at a paper pig's mouth and only a few were successful. The young ladies here led the way to the dining room where delicious hot chocolate and birthday cake were served. Those fortunate enough to enjoy this social event were Mesdames Rugeley, Baxter, Burke, Baker, Berg, Culver, Hawkins, Lawson, Morgan, Smith, Schindler, W. H. Smith, Salley, Amos Duffy; Misses Reba Rugeley, Vera Burke, Loula Belle Salley and Adelaide Smith.
The Ladies' Guild of the Episcopal Church met Monday afternoon with Mrs. M. E. Lawson. A large number were present and a good deal of business was transacted. The ladies have decided to give a concert at the hall Friday night after Easter.
The Home Mission Society met at the church Monday afternoon when a splendid meeting was held. After the business meeting a very fine program was rendered.
Mrs. George Sargent was hostess of the West Side Sewing Club Friday afternoon. Although several were kept away on account of sickness, those who did attend report a nice time.
After his regular sermon on Sunday night, Rev. D. S. Burke made a short address and presented Mesdames D. S. Burke, Will Berg, Henry Baxter, Ed. Baker and W. E. Bedford with pretty diplomas for being able...
Matagorda County News and Midcoast Farmer, March 27, 1914
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Baker accompanied by their son, Calvin and Mrs. D. S. Burke motored to Bay City Sunday and spent the day with relatives.
Mr. T. J. Bond of Bay City has been in town mingling with friends some this week.
Misses Margarite Hamilton, Lucile Duffy, Lyla Berg and Leslie Duffy and Rugeley Serrill motored to Wadsworth Sunday afternoon for a few hours.
Mrs. Arthur Stewart is to be hostess for the ladies sewing club this coming Friday afternoon.
A jolly good bunch of boys composed of Tas Thornhill, Leslie Duffy, Jake Smith, Rugeley and Gober Serrill left Monday afternoon for the night on the bay. They went in the motorboat "Iris" and tell many funny experiences. During the night they speared one hundred and twenty-five flounders and could have gotten more had it not been time to return home.
Mesdames J. F. Williams, Willie Williams, Will Berg, Ed Baker and Guss Gottschalk formed a party who had a fish fry on the shell bank at the Thornhill wharf. Other lunch was taken and a most pleasant time was enjoyed by all these ladies.
Mrs. Goodwin Sterne is enjoying a visit from her sister Mrs. Dimlin of Kennedy.
Mr. T. J. Poole and F. Huebner passed through town Monday on their way to the peninsula to look after their cattle.
Messrs. Johnnie and Willie Culver of Wadsworth were in town Tuesday on business.
Matagorda County News and Midcoast
Farmer, April 3, 1914
Our usual quiet town was aroused Tuesday at midnight by the alarm of fire, and our people promptly responded to find the roof of the Lorino Brothers' fish and oyster house and ice factory ablaze.
Jim Harrison, the night engineer in charge of the ice plant, which was running at the time, discovered the fire about 12 o'clock, and taking the extinguisher made his way up in the roof to fight the fire. He soon became overcome by the smoke, and fell down the steps, the extinguisher on top of him. By the time help arrived, the whole top of the house was in flames, and the explosion of the ammonia tank added to the destruction; parts of the tank were found as far out as the cemetery.
Brave firemen fought the flames with buckets and ladders, and succeeded in holding the fire in check to a large extent--saving the warehouse in the rear and the Blankenship home on the west, and only a few feet away.
The grocery store and stock were burned, as well as the oyster and fish packing house and the ice factory.
Lorino Bros. is one of the enterprising firms of the county, and had an ice plant which had cost well up toward $10,000. Up-to-date office furniture, including a $400 mimeograph, was also destroyed--the adding machine and typewriter only becoming saved.
The loss is estimated at $20,000 with $9,000 insurance. It is understood that the firm will rebuild, as they had a very profitable and growing business.
Matagorda County News and Midcoast
Farmer, May 8, 1914
Mr. and Mrs. John Seekamp are visiting friends in Bellville this week.
Mrs. M. E. Lawson returned Sunday from a few days visit to her daughter, Mrs. Jessie Matthews in Glen Flora.
Mrs. Goodwin Sterne is in Houston this week.
Mr. Harry Lawson returned to his work in El Paso after spending two weeks with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Lawson.
Mr. and Mrs. Amos Duffy had as their week end guests, the latter's sister, Miss Elizabeth Gilbert of Bay City.
Miss Lula Duffy is confined to her bed with a bad case of lagrippe.
Dr. B. Phillips left Monday for a vacation in Houston and Galveston.
Rev. W. Davis of Wharton, pastor of the Methodist church at that place, was the guest of Rev. and Mrs. D. S. Burke Tuesday and Wednesday.
Ed Duffy is now engaged in running his daily passenger boat between here and the beach hotel.
Mrs. Carroll Ryman is in Bay City visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Walker.
Contractors Jones and Baker are figuring on a contract for a brick store for Mr. Sam Berg.
A little daughter was highly welcomed at the home of J. R. Grant Saturday. Both mother and little one are doing well.
Matagorda County News and Midcoast
Farmer, May 22, 1914
A visit to Matagorda Saturday afternoon with Sunday enjoying the cool breezes and healthful salt tang, the writer found that delightful old town much the same as of old. The people are just as happy and prosperous as ever. There are some improvements noticeable besides the three handsome new cottages noted on our last visit. The foundation is being put in for the new brick school house which is to ornament the old courthouse square, and brick are on the ground for Sam J. Berg's brick store to take the place of the one he now occupies. Mr. Berg in answer to our query, said the present store building was built about 52 years ago, and added if the new brick will last him as well and long he will be well satisfied.
Next thing we hear of Mr. Sterne of the Matagorda Bank putting up a brick, and A. C. Stewart and A. H. Wadsworth. They are well able and may be expected to do that very thing. The Telephone Company, too, is apt to put up a skyscraper, as President McNabb says with apartments to accommodate the people of Wadsworth city when that place becomes the county seat, and the denizens want a cool place to live after the days work in the city.
Matagorda County News and Midcoast Farmer, June 12, 1914
The area in rice this year will be larger around Matagorda than last year. Mr. Gus Gottschalk and sons are preparing to plant fifty acres of the land watered by C. W. Burkhart's canal; Will Watkins will put in fifty acres and Geo. Kilbride and Chas. Mahavier will plant fifty acres in rice.
Carroll Ryman with his charming family have moved out to the Big Hill farm and will plant dry crops this year, and raise stock.
Bro. Burke of the Methodist Church has changed dates with Lane City for regular Sunday services, that is reversed their appointments, so as to let the Baptists at Lane City have one of the Sunday.
Hereafter Matagorda will have Bro. Burke on the first and third Sundays, and Lane city on the second and fourth.
Miss Mildred Walker of Bay City spent the week-end the guest of friend Miss Minnie Phillips.
Stewart Burkhart and Warner Stewart, left Saturday for the State University.
Miss Minnie Phillips, Messrs Arthur Culver, Frank and Jacob Smith after a most enjoyable visit with home folks, left Sunday for their return to Coronal Institute at San Marcos.
A delightful surprise party was tendered, Miss B. Phillips, when those present were: Misses Nellie Murdoch, Belle Smith, Mildred Walker of Bay City, Minnie Phillips, and Messrs. Jacob and Frank Smith, Arthur Culver, Scott Phillips and Sam Lawson. The evening was spent with games and dancing and refreshments.
Mrs. J. D. Moore of Bay City has been visiting relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Culver delightfully entertained with forty-two Saturday night for their sons Arthur and Eric. Music and conversation pleasantly occupied the moments until the host and hostess served delicious chocolate and cake. The personnel of this gathering was Mesdames J. R. Hawkins, M. J. Funk, Lem Blair and Misses Belle Smith, Fannie Nolte, Bess and Minnie Phillips, Vera Burke, Nellie Murdoch and Reba Rugeley, and Messrs. Scott Phillips, Clay Elliott of Glen Flora, Frank and Jacob Smith, Arthur Baer, Lenard Blair, Sam and Edward Rugeley and Arthur Gottschalk.
Miss Irene Burkhart, after a happy visit at home with her parents and brothers left for her return to Bon-Avon at San Antonio Saturday.
Mr. Parker Robbins left Saturday to resume his studies at the Tyler Commercial College.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Graham returned from Ben-Hur beach after spending New Year's day with Mr. and Mrs. Oertling.
At the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Burke Saturday evening their daughter Miss Vera Burke assembled three tables of players at forty-two for a merry New Year's festivity. The guests included Misses Bess and Minnie Phillips, Belle Smith, Minnie and Nellie Murdoch, Alice and Myra Burke, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Mahavier, Mrs. Ed Zipprian and Messrs. Sam Lawson, Scott Phillips, Norman Savage, Eric Culver, Edward Rugeley, Roland Smith, Jacob Smith and Arthur Gottschalk. The final feature of the evening was the enjoyment of delicious chocolate and cake
A hunting party composed of Messrs. Leslie Duffy, Jacob Smith, Gober and Zuch Serrill, went to the Kilbride Lakes in the pleasure boat "Jessie James." They report a splendid trip and much success, having killed the usual limit of ducks and geese.
Harris Phillips and Sidney Schindler, who having been hunting furs on Ben-Hur beach at the Phillips Ranch, report fine success, they returned Saturday with over fifty hides, including coon, skunk and opossum, which they disposed of at fancy prices.
Eric Culver returned to Houston Sunday to take up his work at the Massey Business College.
Norman Savage was a Bay City visitor Sunday.
At the I. O. O. F. Hall after the close of the picture show Friday night, a very enjoyable dance was tendered to the girls, music furnished by the Mexican band. Those enjoying this hospitality were Miss Margarite Hamilton and Mrs. Warner Stewart, Miss Irene Burkhart and Mr. Pierce Hamilton, Miss Bess Phillips and Mr. Frank Smith, Miss Jo Sargent and Mr. Stewart Burkhart; Messrs. J. M. and Darwin Williams and Misses, Mildred Walker and Minnie Phillips.
Miss Rose Sterne returned to school at Hugo, Oklahoma, SUdnay after spending the mid-winter holidays with home folks.
Miss Lila Berg left Sunday for Dallas to be gone indefinitely.
Mrs. Henry Baxter had for her guests one evening this week Mr. and Mrs. Otis Taylor, Misses Bess and Minnie Phillips and Mr. Scott Phillips. Piano and violin music were the main feature of the evening, dainty refreshments were served.
A small party of young folks assembled at the W. J. Phillips home last evening and were chaperoned by Mrs. Phillips to the pavilion, where they enjoyed dancing for a few hours, music for this occasion was furnished by Scott's Orchestra.
Matagorda County News and Midcoast Farmer, January 8, 1915
T. F. Murdock and Ed Baker
Mr. Lorino has opened a canning factory in order to can oysters.
The Ladies Missionary Society met at the Methodist church Monday evening at .
Mrs. Jesse Sandrum attended the
Niel and Watkins wedding at
A. G. Smith, E. E. Zipprian, Charles Bruce and Roland Smith have been on Caney cow driving the past week.
Parker Robbins, who is away at school is quite ill, and his father has been called to his bedside.
The Episcopal members had an Easter hunt Saturday evening for the little children, which they enjoyed very much.
Miss Reba Rugeley returned today
from an extended visit to
Miss Marguerite Hamilton returned home from Bay City Monday.
Miss Reba Rugeley spent Easter Sunday in Bay City with friends.
Gober Serrill has a position at Blessing with the Ward Cattle Company.
Mrs. C. C. Bowser made one of his frequent visits to Houston this week.
A. H. Wadsworth of Bay City and W. E. Williams of Wadsworth were in town Tuesday and Wednesday.
Mrs. O. J. Howard and two children of Eagle Lake are visiting relatives here this week.
Rev. L. E. Selfridge, Bay City's popular Presbyterian minister, filled his bi-monthly appointment here Tuesday evening.
Mrs. J. H. Ellerkamp of Wadsworth chaperoned some young people to this place Sunday in an auto spin.
Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Baxter and family and Miss Irma Berg spent Easter Sunday at the canal bridge.
Quite a bunch of people went to Wadsworth Monday evening at attend a play there given by amateurs.
The friends here of Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Rugeley deeply sympathize with them in the death of their dear little daughter.
Mrs. J. T. Southwell, who has been spending the winter months at Beaumont, has returned to Matagorda and is now with her daughter, Mrs. Goodwin Sterne.
C. W. Burkhart and his cow hands are on the peninsula this week rounding up his cattle, preparing to move them to mainland pastures.
Mrs. R. C. Emmel and little girl and Miss Annie Lee de St. Aubin arrived here from Bay City Monday noon for a brief visit to the J. F. Williams family.
Miss Jessie May Serrill left for San Antonio Sunday as a delegate for the Ladies of the Maccabees of this place.
Several automobiles left here Wednesday afternoon containing relatives and friends who went to Bay City to attend the funeral of the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Rugeley.
The violin concert by Mrs. J. R. Whitaker of Bay City and home talent at the hall Monday night, drew a nice crowd and every one was highly pleased with all the numbers rendered.
Mrs. Charles Zipprian of Big Hill and her visiting sister, Mrs. Greer of Aransas Pass, attended Easter services at the Methodist Church Sunday after which they spent the balance of the day with Mrs. Gus Gottschalk.
The Episcopal Sunday school children enjoyed an egg hunt Easter eve in the church yard. The Episcopal and Methodist Sunday schools both rendered some sweet Easter services Sunday morning and at the Methodist Church each one was presented with a basket containing Easter eggs.
The Episcopal ladies will have a box sale Friday night, the boxes containing fancy work and luncheons will be sold on the side.
Matagorda County Tribune, April 9, 1915
Mrs. J. F. Williams visited Bay City Friday and Saturday.
Rugeley Serrill was home from Buckeye to spend the day Sunday.
Mrs. Alvin Inglehart and baby have returned to their home at Bay City.
Grant Fisher of near Bay City was a business visitor to Matagorda Thursday.
Mrs. Milton Winston of Bay City is visiting her sister, Mrs. F. L. Rugeley, since Wednesday.
Mrs. R. C. Emmell and little girl came from Bay City and spent part of Sunday and Monday here.
A. H. Wadsworth of Bay City and brother-in-law, Dorian Andrews of Wharton, were in town Thursday.
C. P. Williams went to Bay City Tuesday morning to interview a dentist. He returned home at noon.
After residing for two years in Matagorda, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Sterling are moving to Galveston this week.
Mrs. George T. Sargent returned to her home Saturday from a visit to her daughter, Mrs. Harris Darst of Richmond.
Mrs. Glen Reaser and daughter came Saturday from their home at Victoria for a brief visit to relatives here.
Mrs. Annie Sanborn and son of Bay City are visiting the lady's son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Hawkins.
A regular business meeting of the Woman's Missionary Society took place at the Methodist Church Monday afternoon. There are six members present.
Mrs. Van Deventer and Mrs. Charlie Mahavier and two babies left Saturday for a visit to Liberty the former home of the two ladies.
Mrs. Ed. Baker went to Bay City Tuesday morning to visit her sister. Mrs. Amos Lee and also to hear Dr. Goddard.
Second quarterly conference for 1915 in the Methodist Church convened here Saturday evening after church service with Presiding Elder Thomas in the chair. After a fine sermon Sunday morning he and Rev. D. S. Burke left for Bay City.
Mrs. J. B. Hawkins was hostess of the Forty-two Club last time and at the close of the eleven games Mrs. Culver and Miss Berg tied for the club pin. Angel and devil's food , fairy fruit salad and grape juice was passed and thoroughly enjoyed by Misses Bertha Funk, Irma Berg, Carrie Morrison, Lula Belle Salley, Callie Gove, Bertha Boyd, Fannie Nolte; Mesdames Sanborn of Bay City, Clarence Dietrich of Port Lavaca, F.M. Pennington, A. W. McNabb, G. B. Culver, J. M. Smith, A. C. and W. S. Stewart, C. A. Davis, D. S. Burke, C. W. Pope, Joseph Carden, J. A. Bruce, Chester Rugeley.
The account of this little affair below was written up by a sweet little dark-eyed lass and handed this reporter: Thursday night a crowd of children met at Myrtle Zipprian's and from there wended their way to Mabel Schindler's home. She was surprised and delighted to know that her playmates thought so much of her. Indoor games were played and then outdoor games followed. They were very tired when the hostess' mother called them in to refresh them. Cake and lemonade was passed by Myra and Glendora Schindler, which was the finale to a very happy evening. Those present were Glendora Schindler, Rita Inglehart, Alice Murdock, Elmer Phillips, Louise Williams, Alice and Myra Burke, Annie Ruth Ellis, Mary Culver, Myrtle Zipprian, Ruth Grant, Stanley Rugeley, Melton Ellis, Ira and Bennie Stribling, W. B. Serrill, Will Thornhill, Calvin Baker, Frank Phillips, Rosser Duffy, Thomas M. Murdock, Montreal Gove, Aubrey Bedford and the hostess.
A delightful morning hospitality was that of Mrs. Amos Duffy Saturday from ten to twelve o'clock on the front porch which had been converted into a fairy bower with masses of cedar. Miss Lucille Duffy's beautiful potted geraniums with other pot plants and cut flowers furnished a farther adornment for the scene, which was in honor of Mrs. Duffy's visiting guest, Mrs. Cooke of Corpus Christi, and her baby son Paul. Four tables occupied the porch space and dainty score cards were passed with a small safety pin attached to each one and then began the merry game of progressive hearts and as each pair progressed a tiny bell was fastened to card with the safety pin. At the close of the game Mrs. J. O. Taylor had the most bells so received a hand-painted china plate. The guest of honor was presented with an exquisite hand-painted bowl and Miss Joe Sargent, who scored the least, was awarded with a tiny safety pin. The finale to this pleasant gathering was a salad course of chicken salad, stuffed eggs, crackers, pickles and punch, each glass of beverage containing for a souvenir a pretty nasturtium. Those gathered for this unique morning pastime were Misses Lucille Duffy, Lula Belle Salley, Carrie Morrison, Jo Sargent, Marguerite Hamilton; Mesdames Davis, Marques, Dugat, Chester Rugeley, Hall, Swagerty, J. N. and G. C. Ryman, Carden and Cooke, and several little tots who were kept entertained by little Miss Lila Thornhill.
A lot of gay young people bent on having some fun got together Tuesday and delighted Miss Willie Gottschalk by going to her home to spend the evening with her as she was fifteen years old that day. High five, forty-two and guessing games were indulged in until late and then refreshments were served to the hungry crowd before they said good-night.
A literary program was rendered Friday by the pupils of Miss Callie Gove's room in the High School building and the program did credit both to the teacher and pupils. An admission of five and ten cents was asked and the proceeds are to go for a nice clock for that particular room. The school patrons and other visitors were highly pleased with the affair. The room was a pleasing panorama for the artistic eye, in its gorgeous array of cut flowers and the sweet little girls all attired in white while the boys looked handsome in their neat dark suits. Each one did their very best and especially good were the opening and closing songs by the entire room. The program was as follows;
Song: "Chants the Robin," by school.
The three dialogues were fine and brought out clearly the points desired.
The recitations gave splendid examples of the trials of a little girl with her dollies--
The pains and pleasures of teacher's lives,
And our dearest friend, Mother.
The violin solos added variety and were greatly enjoyed by all.
The special songs by the girls were well sung. The original composition, "San Jacinto," written by Will Thornhill, and "Andrew Jackson," by Preston Williams, were very nicely delivered by Winnie Williams and Roy Traylor.
"Thim Vixen," the comic monologue by Cassie Duke, brought peals of laughter from the audience.
The children realized $6 for their pains and are very proud that they did so.
Matagorda County Tribune, May 7, 1915
Mrs. Morgan Smith left for San Marcos Tuesday.
Rev. Joseph Carden returned home Sunday from Wharton.
Mrs. McLafferty returned home Sunday from Houston.
Rev. D. S. Burke filled his appointment at Lane City Sunday.
Miss Jo Sargent was the guest of friends at Bay City Saturday evening.
E. C. Baker and son Calvin spent the day at Bay City Sunday.
Commissioner W. E. McNabb is spending the week in Bay City on business.
Mrs. Temple Lide and children of Yoakum are spending the summer at Matagorda.
Mesdames Charles Zipprian and J. H. Zipprian were equestrians from Big Hill Tuesday.
Miss Fannie Nolte is hostess to the Forty-two Club this afternoon in honor of Mrs. Clarence Dietrich of Port Lavaca.
Mr. John Spoor of Palacios visited his sister, Mrs. A. A. Duffy Saturday and Sunday last.
Mrs. A. L. Byars and little daughter went to Houston Heights Saturday to visit Mrs. J. P. Parrish.
Rev. L. E. Selfridge of Bay City filled the pulpit here for the Presbyterians and other church-goers Tuesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Savage went to Wadsworth Saturday and spent until Monday noon with Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Ellerkamp.
Mr. C. H. Cookenboo of Bay City visited his sisters, the Mesdames G. T. Sargent and A. C. and W. S. Stewart.
Mr. and Mrs. Harlman Hall and little son went to Winnie, Texas, Thursday to visit relatives for a few weeks.
Mesdames Jane Sargent and J. W. Rugeley and little girl of Bay City were the guests of Mrs. F. P. Hamilton Wednesday and Thursday.
Mrs. John Sloan was the guest of Mrs. Joseph Carden for several days, she having returned to her home Saturday.
Mrs. G. B. Culver and daughter, Mary, left Tuesday for San Marcos to be there when Mrs. Culver's son, A. S. Culver, graduates from the Coronal Institute.
Mrs. Jim Nye Ryman and two children and little Winnie Williams departed Wednesday noon for Rusk for an indefinite summer visit to relatives there.
Mr. C. W. Burkhart has moved his moving picture show back to the airdome, he having occupied the lower floor of the Odd Fellows Hall during the winter months.
Messrs. Bob Benge, H. O. Taylor and W. E. Williams in their trip to the Gulf last week in the launch, Pastime, were accompanied by Mrs. W. E. Williams, chaperone, and Miss Irma Berg, Belle Smith, Louise Williams, and Dinsmore Williams. The ladies say their only drawback to this ideal day was Mr. Taylor's loss of appetite which distressed them extremely.
Miss Willie Gottschalk, Helen Parker, Pauline Thornhill, Cottie Savage, Bertha Gottschalk and Celie Duke; Austin Savage, Henry Rugeley and Cyrus Smith made up a party Saturday evening attending the moving picture show, after which they repaired to the home of the Misses Gottschalk and indulged in merry games, winding up the evening with light refreshments.
Miss Pauline Thornhill had several of her companions gather at her home Friday evening in compliment to her week-end guest, Miss Helen Parker of Bay City, Rook and forty-two and other fun was indulged in until a late hour. Those present were Misses Helen Parker, Marguerite Hamilton, Clara Belle Savage, Joe Berg, Willie Gottschalk; Messrs. Tas Thornhill, Rosser Duffy, Lawrence Burkhart, Cecil Inglehart, Leslie Cookenboo, Henry and Wadsworth Rugeley and Austin Savage.
Mrs. G. B. Culver was hostess of the Good Enough Club Friday evening. There were four tables for progressive forty-two and at the close of the games Mr. Baer and Miss Berg were in the lead. Cake and fruit punch wound up the evening's enjoyment for Misses Bertha Boyd, Callie Gove, Irma Berg, Carrie Morrison, Loula Belle Salley, Fannie Nolte, Bertha Funk; Mesdames Clarence Dietrich, J. B. Hawkins, Lem Blair and Mrs. D. S. Burke who was an onlooker of the games.
Mrs. J. F. Williams and daughters. Mrs. Annie Byars, were hostesses of the Sewing Circle Wednesday afternoon. The time was profitably and pleasantly taken up with fancy work and gay conversation, the event winding up with delicious gold and silver cake and ice fruit punch served by Mrs. Byars, assisted by Mrs. W. E. Williams. The outside guests were Mrs. Clarence Dietrich of Port Lavaca, Chas. Nolte and Sherar. The members included Mesdames A. C. and W. S. Stewart, Gus Gottschalk, Green Savage, M. E. Lawson, J. N. Ryman, W. C. Berg, G. T. Sargent, E. J. Savage, A. W. McNabb, W. E. Williams and the hostesses.
Matagorda County Tribune, May 14, 1915
Miss C. C. Burkhart returned from Bay City Sunday.
Rev. Joseph Carden returned home Monday from Columbus.
Mrs. S. R. Sholars is here from Bay City this week.
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. McNabb were Bay City visitors Monday.
Miss Hattie Brook is visiting her parents at Glen Flora this week.
Mrs. Carroll Ryman of Big Hill worshipped at the Methodist Church Sunday.
Darwin Williams and Sambo Rugeley returned Friday from their jaunt abroad.
Mr. C. C. Bowser and niece, Mrs. Sherar autoed to Bay City Monday.
Mrs. A. W. McNabb is hostess of the Forty-two Club this afternoon--Wednesday.
Mr. Amos Lee of Bay City visited relatives in Matagorda Saturday and Sunday.
Edward Rugeley and Pierce Hamilton arrived home Thursday from Austin College at Sherman.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Oertling were over in town from the Gulf beach the past week.
Miss Leota Gove returned home Sunday from Bay City where she spent the past week.
Rev. L. E. Selfridge was here from Bay City last night--Tuesday--to preach for the Presbyterians.
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Savage returned home Sunday from a week with relatives at Bay City.
The Woman's Missionary Society held a very interesting business meeting at the Methodist Church Monday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Scott Stewart and two winsome little sons spent the day at Bay City Saturday visiting.
Quite a few people of this town were summoned to Bay City the past week for court affairs.
Mr. and Mrs. Hartman Hall and little son have returned home from a visit to their old home at Winnie, Texas.
Mrs. R. C. Emmel and little daughter came from Bay City Saturday and spent until Monday with the homefolks.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Baker autoed to Bay City Monday, having for their guests en route Mrs. R. C. Emmel and little girl.
Mrs. A. Wadsworth McNabb was the happy recipient Tuesday of a handsome victrola and also a new buggy from her husband.
Mrs. Amos Duffy and baby, Trude Ann, spent the week-end at Bay City with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Gilbert.
Mr. and Mrs. George Serrill and little son and Miss Muta Serrill of Bay City Sundayed here with the H. H. Serrill family.
Rev. and Mrs. D. S. Burke left last Tuesday, Mr. Burke for Georgetown and Mrs. Burke for a few days at Lane City with friends.
Mr. and Mrs. G. C. McElvy of Rosenberg and Mrs. W. J. Phillips and family are spending two weeks at the old Phillips ranch on the Gulf shore.
Mrs. Fred McC. Robbins, who has been so very ill with typhoid fever for so many weeks, has at last taken a turn for the best, to the gratification of loved ones, physicians, nurses and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Temple Lide and children of Yoakum, Mrs. Morgan Smith and family, Mrs. J. B. Hawkins and daughter and Mary Culver made up a party who reveled in Gulf breezes the past week. They returned to town Monday.
Two United States soldiers, "Bog" and "Joe" as they call each other, who have a three-months furlough, came here from Texas City and spent the past week. They are cruising over the coast country in a small launch and left this place Sunday for Port O'Connor, their next stopping place.
Sunday Captain and Mrs. J. J. Duffy and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dugat were hosts and hostesses to a sailing party to the Gulf where they spent the day. Those going beside Mr. and Mrs. Duffy and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dugat were Misses Bertha Boyd, Belle Smith, Merlie and Jo Berg, Minnie and Nellie Murdock, Vera Burke; Messrs. Arthur Gottschalk and James Miller. To use the words of one of the participants, "We took a fine Gulf bath, followed by the best kind of luncheon and had a plumb good time."
Mrs. R. C. Emmel of Bay City was the honoree of a fish fry at the pavilion Saturday afternoon, tendered her by her mother, Mrs. J. F. Williams. Autoes conveyed the guests to the foot of the pavilion wharf and after the walk across the wharf delicious doughnuts and iced lemonade refreshed them and at 5:30 or thereabouts the spread was complete with hot fried red fish, salads, sandwiches, sauces, hot coffee and birthday cake, for it was Mrs. Emmel's natal day. Those beside the hostess and honoree enjoying this delightful picnic were Mr. J. F. Williams; Mesdames A. E. Baxter, Gus Gottschalk, E. C. Baker, W. C. Berg; Misses Merlie Berg and Celia Duke; Messrs. J. M. and C. P. Williams, F. M. Pennington and several little tots.
Matagorda County Tribune, June 11, 1915
Miss Jo Sargent had for her week-end guest little Misses Margarite and Betty Kilbride and their father, Mr. Ed Kilbride, came after them Wednesday.
Mrs. John Duffy and son, Rosser, leaves this week for a visit to daughter and sister, Mrs. L. G. Watson, at Columbus.
Mrs. Dryden Prentice of Huntsville is visiting her mother and sister, Mrs. E. L. Salley and Miss Loula Belle.
Mrs. Amos E. Duffy and little Miss Trude Ann spent the week-end in Bay City with the parents of Mrs. D.
Miss Jo Sargent is in Bay City to take part in the Kilbride-Cates wedding.
Mrs. Jack Ellerkamp of Wadsworth was visiting her folks Thursday.
Mr. Frank Rugeley came down from Wadsworth Thursday to see how his family stood the storm.
Letters and cards from Kerrville report the Stewart family and guests as having a fine time.
Miss Reba Rugeley still continues her visit in Virginia and writes of all her good times.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Baxter returned home from Galveston Wednesday night on their boat and report a stormy ride.
Miss Grace Evans and little sister, Jean, left for their home in Hugo, Okla., after a month's visit to their aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin Sterne.
Miss Pauline Thornhill is able to be out again after a siege of malarial fever.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Swagerty are enjoying a visit from the former's mother and brother of Throckmorton.
Misses Blanche and Maizie Baxter of Beeville continue to visit their aunts, Mesdames Berg, Williams and Inglehart.
Miss Lucille Dimelin of Kennedy returned to her home Saturday after a most pleasant visit to her cousin, Miss Rose Sterne.
Mrs. Kit Oertling returned home Friday from a visit to relatives at Corpus Christi.
Miss Jessie May Serrill has been confined to her bed for the last week and all of her friends wish for her a speedy recovery.
Mrs. Daniels and children of Seadrift returned home Wednesday after a pleasant visit to her sister, Mrs. Morgan Smith.
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Kleska spent the week-end at the home of the latter's mother, Mrs. C. C. Inglehart.
Mr. Pierce Hamilton left for Bay City Friday for a few days. He will act as groomsman in the Kilbride-Cates wedding on Wednesday.
Matagorda friends of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. McNabb are glad to hear of the arrival of their little daughter. Mrs. McNabb is in Bay City at the home of her sister, Mrs. Amos Lee, and all parties are doing nicely.
Mr. Henry H. Serrill received a phone message Friday announcing a new arrival at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Serrill. Mother and son are doing nicely.
Rev. D. S. Burke filled his regular pulpit in Lane City this past Sunday.
Rev. Selfridge of Bay City came down Thursday and held his services, as the storm prevented his coming Tuesday, his regular time.
Captain Billie Sterling came in Wednesday from his place at the draw-bridge on the Inter-Costal Canal and tells of his position during the storm. The Captain is no young man, being now about three score and ten, and tells of swinging onto the bridge for twenty-four hours while the storm was raging its fiercest. All his Matagorda friends were glad to see him safe.
Matagorda County News and Midcoast Farmer,
August 24, 1915
Miss Jessie Mae Serrill left Friday for a visit to relatives in Bay City.
Mrs. G. C. Ryman and baby son are visiting Mrs. Ryman's parents in Bay City.
Miss Callie Gove returned Saturday from San Marcos, where she attended summer school.
Miss Pauline Thornhill left Sunday for a visit to relatives in Paris.
Mrs. Stewart Savage has as her guest Miss Lucile Savage of Bay City.
Miss Blanche Arnold of Bay City is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. C. E. Inglehart.
Miss Marie Zipprian is home after spending quite a while with her sister, Mrs. O. J. Howard, of Eagle Lake.
Mrs. Dryden Prentice left for her home in Huntsville Saturday after being with her mother and sister, Mrs. E. L. Salley and Miss Loula Belle Salley.
Messrs. Guss Gottschalk, Willie Berg, George Sargent, Charlie Williams, Amos Duffy and Darwin Williams left early Friday morning in Mr. Gottschalk's launch, The Willie, for a fishing trip to the Brown Cedars on the peninsular. The party while across took a look at the cut outs through the peninsula made during the recent storm.
Mrs. J. M. Corbett and baby arrived Sunday and are guests in the Goodwin Sterne home.
Many friends of little Miss Myra Louise Davis will be glad to know she is daily improving after being real sick.
Mrs. Fannie Hamilton and son, Pierce, came home Friday from Bay City and were accompanied by their daughter and sister, Mrs. Sam Sholars and Miss Cornelia Mayfield, who were their week-end visitors.
Mesdames Goodwin Sterne and George Sargent, Misses Rose Sterne and Joe Sargent and Pierce Hamilton attended the Kilbride-Cates wedding Wednesday at Bay City.
Sam LeTulle, Rugeley Serrill, Miss Annie Lee Cox and Mary Rugeley motored down from Bay City for a few minutes Sunday afternoon.
On Wednesday afternoon at her parents' home little Miss Virginia Ryman entertained a whole host of little friends in honor of her fifth birthday. Mrs. Ryman kept the little tots busy playing and later served them to dainty refreshments.
Mrs. Willie Berg entertained twelve little girls Saturday afternoon in honor of her niece, Miss Maizie Baxter of Houston, who is her guest. Several contests were played and guessed. Dainty refreshments were served.
Miss Mary Rugeley was Miss Irene Burkhart's guest Friday night coming from Bay City to attend the sailing party to the beach.
Quite a large crowd of the young folks enjoyed a sailing party to the beach Friday afternoon given by the young men. They enjoyed the dip in the gulf and lunch then came back by moonlight.
The large sea-going vessel which has been stranded off the head of Matagorda Peninsular was removed last Thursday by a large tug from Galveston.
Mrs. Paul Billingsley of Big Hill spent the day in town Saturday.
Matagorda County News and Midcoast Farmer, August 31, 1915
Miss Reba Rugeley returned home Saturday from a three months sojourn to Indiana and Virginia.
Miss Rose Sterne left Saturday for Hugo, Okla. to resume her studies for the winter.
Miss Lucille Duffy spent the weekend at Palacios the guest of her aunt, Mrs. C. I. Baxter.
Mrs. W. S. Stewart arrived home Monday from Omaha, Neb. with his sister Miss Minna Stewart, who was ill at that place. Miss Stewart was raised here and has a host of friends to welcome her home and to wish her a speedy recovery.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wadsworth of Bay City motored down Sunday afternoon, and had as their guests Mr. and Mrs. Sam Sholars and Miss Lila Matthews.
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Middlebrook of Clemville motored down for Sunday eve.
Prof. O. L. Bateman came in Sunday after spending Saturday with his mother in Palacios and started into his school work Monday.
Mrs. F. W. Hover returned to her home in Sealy Monday after being with her mother, Mrs. E. L. Salley for a week.
Mrs. Amos Lee of Bay City visited homefolks here this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Baker and son, Mrs. Bedford and children, Mrs. Lee of Baxter and Mrs. A. E. Baxter went to the beach Saturday and got a good many fine oysters.
Miss Vera Burke entertained about four tables of players with "42" Friday night. She served her guests punch and cake after the games.
Darwin Williams started back to work at the depot yesterday after spending two months behind the counter of the Williams Varietye Store. Darwin says he likes the depot work the best.
Edward and Wadsworth Rugeley, Pierce Hamilton and Jacob Smith left Monday for Sherman to re-enter Austin College.
Miss Mary Dixon and Mr. Clyde Burke left Sunday for Huntsville to enter the Normal.
Miss Lillie Middlebrook of Bay City is the guest of Miss Merle Berg.
Miss Carrie Morrison came Friday and will start into work with her music class Monday.
Mr. Ed. Baker returned home last week from a business trip to Sour Lake.
Frank Smith left Thursday for Beloit, Wis., to attend school this winter.
Cecil Inglehart's many friends are glad to see his face, and receive his courteous treatment, in the Swagerty drug store. He takes Henry Rugeley's place. Henry going to the F. L. Rugeley grocery to help there. Henry is missed in the drug store.
Mrs. George Sargent left Friday for Richmond to visit her daughter, Mrs. Harris Darst.
Mr. and Mrs. Seth Taylor and little daughter of Bay City spent the day with Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hawkins Sunday.
Miss Pauline Thornhill returned Saturday from a pleasant visit to relatives at Dallas and Paris.
Misses Bertha Funk, Bertha Boyd, Callie Gove and Lula Belle Salley returned home Saturday from Bay City where they had been to the Teachers Institute.
Mrs. John Duffy and son, Rosser are home after a pleasant visit to daughter and sister, Mrs. L. C. Watson at Columbus.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Layton, Mr. and Mrs. John Duffy, Mr. and Mrs. Marquez, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Taylor, Mrs. D. S. Burke, Mrs. C. C. Inglehart, Rev. Carden, Misses Mary Dixon and Carrie Morrison, Clyde Burke, Rosser Duffy and Roy Treloer were the guests of Mr. Frank Duffy Saturday at the Imperial for a day's sailing party to the gulf.
Mrs. Ed. Layton visited Bay City Tuesday returning Wednesday.
Matagorda County News and Midcoast Farmer, September 14, 1915
Mrs. John Seacamp of Houston is the guest of the Misses Berg at the Hotel.
Mr. Geo. Sargent and Miss Joe returned Saturday in the Ford Runabout from a trip to Richmond where they visiedt their wife and mother, Mrs. George Sargent, who is visiting her daughter Mrs. Harris Darst.
Miss Irene Burkhart left Sunday for San Antonio to re-enter Bon Aron.
Messrs. Warner Stewart and Stewart Burkhart left Sunday for Austin to take up their studies at the University.
Miss Minnie Murdock was hostess of the monthly social meeting of the Home Mission Society yesterday afternoon and a most pleasant time was reported. Mrs. Murdock served her guests with dainty refreshments.
Amos E. Duffy and Norman Savage motored to Wadsworth Saturday on a business mission.
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Middlebrook of Clemville are visiting the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Savage.
Mrs. Fannie Hamilton came home from Bay City Saturday and was accompanied home by her sister, Mrs. Jane Sargent.
Eric Culver was the host to an all day sailing party up the river Sunday. The crowd went on a large barge towed by a launch and a royal good time was reported by all.
Mrs. Joseph Carden's many friends will be glad to know she is recovering after several days of illness.
Rev. L. S. Burke and wife leave the first of this week to visit a while in Lane City.
Mrs. J. F. Williams returned Saturday from Houston and was accompanied home by her daughter, Mrs. J. P. Parris and little son J. P. Jr.
Messrs. Robert Emmel and Walter Williams motored down from Bay City for a few hours Sunday afternoon.
Matagorda County News and Midcoast Farmer, September 21, 1915
Messrs. F. L. Rugeley and Willie Williams came down Sunday to eat Sunday dinner with their families.
Rev. and Mrs. D. S. Burke continue their stay at Lane City with Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Lane but will be home for Rev. Burke's services next Sunday.
Mr. J. J. Schindler was conductor on the passenger train Sunday and enjoyed Sunday dinner with his family.
Miss Laura Phillips of Richmond is enjoying a visit to her sister, Mrs. Frank Decroz.
Mrs. Jessie Landrum has moved to town and is doing light housekeeping in order that the children may attend school.
Mrs. Chas. Zipprian and little daughter are keeping house at Mrs. Schindler's in order that the latter may go to school. They spend the week ends with Mr. Zipprian at the Hill.
Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Raymond have as their guests Mrs. Sam Raymond and children of Port O'Connor.
Miss Minnie Murdock was the hostess of the social meeting of the Home Mission Society last Monday afternoon. A short business session was held and the rest of the afternoon was spent in musical numbers and conversation. Miss Murdock served her guest with orange-ice and cakes. The ladies will meet with Mrs. Morgan Smith next month. Those who were Miss Murdock's guests were Mesdames: D. S. Burke, Will Burke, H. P. Baxter, W. E. Bedford, J. M. Smith, Chas. Zipprian, E. C. Baker, F. L. Rugeley, J. B. Hawkins, W. C. Berg, G. B. Culver, Amos Duffy, M. J. Bruce and Ed Zipprian; and Misses Adelaide Smith, Reba Rugeley, Vera Burke and Hulda Espy.
Misses Margerete Hamilton, Lucille Duffy, Loula Belle Salley and Reba Rugeley and Leslie Duffy, Leslie Cookenboo, John May Williams, Sambo Rugeley and Jas. Thornhill chaperoned by Miss Fannie Hamilton enjoyed a turkey and oyster supper at the Hamilton home Wednesday night. A royal good time was had and although the weather was bad they all declared that didn't keep them from getting there and enjoying themselves.
Mrs. Chester Rugeley entertained several of Miss Reba Rugeley's friends with a forty-two party Tuesday afternoon. There were three tables and Miss Fannie Nolte carried away a dainty handkerchief for winning the most games. They had such a good time until they decided to have a club of these present and meet once a week an on account of half being matrons and half maids it was decided to call the club "The Half and Half." Mrs. Rugeley served the guests to lemon sherbert and caromel cake. Those whom she gave this pleasant afternoon to were: Misses Reba Rugeley, Lucille Duffy, Fannie Nolte, Irma and Otis Berg, Joe Sargent, Margarete Hamilton, Loula Belle Salley; and Mesdames Whitney Marquez, Carroll Ryman, Otis Taylor and Amos Duffy.
Miss Margarete Hamilton entertained "The Half and Half Club" Friday afternoon and in spite of the rain, all were present but two members who were greatly missed. Miss Hamilton entertained with forty-two and then served her guests with club sandwiches and iced tea. Mrs. Amos Duffy entertained the club this Friday afternoon.
An interesting meeting of the Mother's club was held at the School House Tuesday afternoon. The piano owned by the club was moved to the school auditorium Wednesday morning and will be used by Miss Morrison? and her class.
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Rugeley entertained several of the young people Thursday night with watermelon feast. Most of the time was spent in trying to see who could tell the biggest yarn.
Matagorda County News and Midcoast Farmer,
September 28, 1915
Rugeley Serrill came down from Buckeye Saturday and stayed until Sunday noon with his homefolks.
Will Northington of Egypt visited Mrs. E. L. Salley and Miss Loula Belle between trains Sunday.
Rev. and Mrs. D. S. Burke returned Saturday from a two weeks' visit to Lane City and Glen Flora.
Miss Irma Berg accompanied Mr. C. C. Bowers to Houston Sunday morning. Miss Berg will visit Mrs. John Seakamp.
Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin Sterne motored to Bay City Wednesday and took with them Misses Marguerite Hamilton, Reba Rugeley and Joe Sargent.
Mrs. F. L. Rugeley came down Sunday from Wadsworth to be with his homefolks.
Conductor J. J. Schindler is home for a few days' visit.
Mrs. Amos Duffy was hostess to the Half and Half Club Friday afternoon. She entertained her guests by having them dress up clothes-pins in crepe paper and Mrs. Chester Rugeley took home the prize, a box of stationery and Mrs. Otis Taylor the booby. Mrs. Duffy served a salad course to her guests. The club meets next Saturday with Mrs. Whitney Marquez.
Johnie Gottschalk left last week for Bay City to work in Stewart Savage's market.
Mr. John Duffy and his crew are busy bringing in on the average of 1200 lbs of fish daily for the Thornhill Fish Market.
The girls of the Altar Guild held a cake and pie sale Saturday afternoon and raised $12 to be used toward paying for the rectory.
Matagorda County News and Midcoast Farmer, October 5, 1915
Miss Mayme Rose of Gainesville is the attractive guest of Misses Reba Rugeley and Joe Sargent. Several social affairs are being planned in her honor.
Mrs. Sam Sholars of Bay City came down Thursday and was accompanied by Miss Cornelia Mayfield. They visited Mrs. Sholars' mother, Mrs. Fannie Hamilton.
Mrs. Maggie Bruce went to Bay City Wednesday to attend the Baptist Association and was the guest of Mrs. A. S. Collins.
Mrs. Harold Swagerty and infant daughter spent the day with Mrs. A. S. Collins in Bay City Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin Sterne had for their guests in their car Friday afternoon. Misses Reba Rugeley and her guest Miss Rose of Gainesville, for a ride to Palacios.
Saturday afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Sterne, Misses Rugeley, Rose and Salley again took a joy-ride to Bay City to attend the picture show.
Mrs. Amos Duffy and little Trude Ann spent Thursday and Friday with Mrs. Duffy's homefolks at Bay City.
Mr. Malcolm Rugeley of Wharton visited the F. L. Rugeley home Sunday.
Mr. Claude Blair of Wadsworth was down Sunday.
Miss Janie Hawkins had her guest, Miss Couch, and Dr. and Mrs. Kit Williams down for a joy-ride Friday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Williams motored down from Bay City for a few hours Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Walker are welcoming a little son who was born Tuesday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. George Sargent spent the day in Bay City Saturday.
The young folks enjoyed another dinner party at the home of Mrs. Fannie Hamilton last Thursday night.
Mrs. Jim Bruce entertained the "42" club last Thursday afternoon. All members were present and a good time reported. Mrs. Bruce served her guests to delicious refreshments. A bridge club consisting of two tables of players has been organized to meet every other Saturday. Those forming this are Mesdames Sterne, Hamilton, Chester Rugeley, Misses Joe Sargent, Margaret Hamilton, Loula Belle Salley and Fannie Nolte.
Mrs. Whitney threw open the doors of her pretty little home Saturday afternoon as hostess of the Half and Half Club. Mrs. Marquez entertained her guests with progressive hearts and Miss Rugeley and Mrs. Sam Sholars of Bay City carried the prizes away. The club colors of pink and green prevailed in all rooms and each guest was given a beautiful pink bud as a souvenir of the day. Delicious cake and cream were served and Miss Reba Rugeley asked to entertain the club next on Wednesday afternoon
Matagorda County News and Midcoast Farmer, October 12, 1915
Miss Lila Berg is here from Dallas for a few days visit to her homefolks.
Leslie Duffy got home Monday after spending ten days at the Dallas fair.
Mr. Goodwin Sterne got home Tuesday from a visit to his daughter, Miss Rose, in Hugo, Oklahoma, and also the Dallas fair.
Miss Mamie Rose left Tuesday for her home in Gainesville, after a pleasant three weeks visit to Miss Reba Rugeley and Joe Sargent.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wadsworth motored down from Bay City Sunday evening and had for their guests Dr. and Mrs. Sam Sholars.
Mrs. R. A. Kleska returned to her home in Bay City Saturday after visiting her mother Mrs. C. C. Inglehart during the convocation.
Misses Elizabeth Gilbert and Carrie Stewart of Bay City were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Duffy last Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Nye Ryman entertained Rev. and Mrs. D. S. Burke and stewards of the church and their families with a fish and oyster supper last Friday night. The out to town guests were Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Lane, Miss Eloise Lane and Mrs. D. P. Davalt of Lane City and Rev. Thomas of Brenham.
Miss Reba Rugeley, her guest, Miss Rose of Gainesville, Miss Lula Belle Salley, Prof. Bateman and John May Williams motored to Palacios Sunday afternoon and had dinner at the hotel.
Mrs. Carroll Ryman is in Bay City visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. William Walker.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Baker and Rev. and Mrs. D. S. Burke motored to Bay City Tuesday for the day.
Miss Reba Rugeley entertained the young folks of the town with a progressive party last Monday night in honor of her guest Miss Rose of Gainesville. Miss Rugeley served her guests to punch and cake and a royal good time was spent.
Mrs. Ottis Taylor was hostess to the "Half and Half" Wednesday afternoon and the Halloween scheme was carried out in every detail. Forty-two was played and later a fortune contest was enjoyed. She served her guests a delicious chicken salad course.
Miss Irma Berg was hostess to the "Forty-two" club yesterday afternoon and the usual game was indulged in. Their members were all present and were served dainty refreshments.
Rev. A. P. Smith of Yoakum is in our town and is holding a protracted meeting at the Baptist church, while in town he is the guest of Mrs. Maggie Bruce.
Matagorda County News and Midcoast Farmer, October 29, 1915
The Jenning's tent show is here for this week.
Mr. Jim Fleury of Blessing is visiting in Matagorda.
Mrs. Jesse Raymond, who visited at El Campo, has returned home.
Drummers Chas. Tew and Ray Bigelow were in town Tuesday.
Mr. E. C. Baker is a business visitor to Galveston and Houston this week.
Mr. A. C. Stewart returned home Thursday from a brief visit to Houston.
Mr. Goodwin Sterne attended the Bankers' convention at Houston the past week.
Rev. Granville Storey of Bay City preached for the Presbyterians here Monday evening.
Mrs. Seburn, who is one of the Bay View Hotel guests, was a Bay City visitor Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Ryman have returned home after several weeks at Bay City.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Watkins were in Tuesday from their home four miles north of town.
Miss Rita Inglehart visited Bay City Saturday evening and her brother, Cecil, returned home with her.
The Matagorda Red Cross Auxiliary held an interesting meeting at the Odd Fellows Hall Wednesday afternoon.
Mrs. Ethel Solomon and little son of Sealy, who visited Mrs. H. P. Baxter the past week, have returned home.
Mrs. E. C. Baker returned home Saturday from San Antonio and reports a delightful visit there with relatives.
Miss Sargent and Miss Hamilton have returned from the Sargent ranch where they've been spending the past week.
Mrs. Lou Ellis and little daughter, Willie Lou, are in Houston this week visiting Mrs. Ellis' children here.
Presiding Elder Shettles of the Brenham District will hold quarterly conference here Saturday evening and preach Sunday morning for the Methodists.
The Parent-Teachers' Association, after an interval of several weeks, met at the school auditorium Tuesday afternoon and organized a Junior League Red Cross. The association will submit a program on child-welfare at the school Tuesday afternoon February 19, and all interested patrons or non-patrons are requested to attend.
Matagorda County Tribune, February 15, 1918
Mrs. W. G. Thornhill left for Dallas Sunday for a visit with relatives.
Messrs. C. W. Burkhart, Goodwin Sterne and W. C. Berg were Bay City visitors Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Gilmore and little son of near Markham Sunday here with relatives.
Cecil Inglehart came home from Bay City Friday afternoon and remained until Sunday afternoon.
Miss Reba Rugeley is spending the week at Bay City with her friend Miss Bess Storey.
Mr. W. C. Burkhart is visiting in San Antonio this week and his son Lawrence is visiting in Victoria.
Arriving with Mr. and Mrs. Knox and son, Jack, yesterday were Mr. and Mrs. Hudson and daughter, Mrs. Clark of Virginia.
Visiting Bay City Wednesday were Mesdames G. B. Culver, W. S. Stewart, J. B. Hawkins and Mr. Eric Culver.
Mr. H. H. Serrill, Dinsmore Williams and Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Williams spent Tuesday at Palacios.
Miss Willie Johnson of Bay City visited Miss Mary Culver for the week end, returning home Sunday.
Ned Culver arrived home from Allen Academy Friday and spent a few days with his parents.
Rev. Granville Storey of Bay City preached a fine sermon here for the Presbyterians Monday evening.
Mrs. Goodwin Sterne went to Houston Monday to visit her daughter, Miss Rose Sterne, who is attending school there.
Mrs. Baldwin of this place is at Fort Worth this week visiting her husband, Sergeant Leonard Baldwin of Camp Bowie.
Leslie Duffy and Henry Mahavier left this week for San Antonio where they have enlisted for war service.
Mrs. J. J. Schindler of Sealy and Mrs. Dobbins of Louisiana are visiting their mother, Mrs. Willy, of this place.
Mr. and Mrs. Whitney Marques and Mrs. Peter Duffy autoed to Bay City Tuesday and spent the day.
Mr. and Mrs. Tony Carr of Bay City are moving into the Green Savage cottage today--Wednesday.
Mrs. Robert Phillips, who has been spending the week here with her children, left Tuesday for her home at the gulf beach.
Dr. Hesenbruch, whose headquarters are in Matagorda, returned home from the East for a few days, but has since then gone back.
Otto Huebner of the U. S. navy, who is home at Bay City on a brief furlough, and his sister, Miss Pauline Huebner, visited friends in Matagorda Tuesday.
Mrs. F. P. Hamilton came home Sunday accompanied by Dr. and Mrs. S. R. Sholars, Mrs. Craig Cates and Mr. Warner of Ellington field.
Miss Nina Bailey--one of the high school faculty, took advantage of the legal holiday Friday and went to Bay City to visit her homefolk.
Members from Bay City attending the Independent Order of the Odd Fellows meeting Saturday evening were Messrs. R. O. Kiser, T. M. Mays, Geo. McIntosh, Edward L. Savage, W. F. Pack, Filmore Harper, Thos. H. Lewis, C. S. Daughters, Bert Carr, Theo. Dienst, T. M. Thompson, J. W. Jones, W. R. Horn, R. A. Kleska.
Among those attending the patriotic exercises at Bay City from here Friday were Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Culver, W. E. Williams, Miss Bailey, E. R. Inglehart, Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin Sterne, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. McNabb, Mrs. A. C. Stewart, Mrs. J. N. Ryman, Misses Loula Belle Salley and Reba Rugeley.
Mrs. Amos Duffy had for her guests at the Woman's Union Missionary Society meeting Monday afternoon Mrs. J. J. Schindler of Sealy: Mrs. Dobbins of La., Mesdames M. J. Bruce, J. B. Hawkins, J. F. Williams, Harold Swagerty, B. A. and Carroll Ryman, E. C. Parker, G. B. Culver, W. E. Bedford, Steve Phillips, F. L. Rugeley, J. M. Smith, W. C. Berg; Misses Reba Rugeley and Minnie Murdock. The superintendent of social service conducted a most interesting program on "Giving" and "Sacrifice" which everyone enjoyed immensely. For a diversion a journal that was gotten up by Mesdames E. C. Baker and J. N. Ryman was read and lustily applauded. After a short business session the meeting adjourned to meet two weeks hence with Mrs. J. Morgan Smith.
A bevy of young people gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Drachenberg Saturday evening and after a couple hours of dancing by sweet music from the player piano, fruit punch being served between the dances, the boys took their leave, the girls remaining for a slumber party and the hostess reports they had "fun-a-plenty" but not very much slumber. Mrs. Drachenberg and Mrs. Nelson chaperoning the girls, they went to the gate of "bachelor's hall" and serenaded with vocal music, after which they returned to their temporary home for the night--Mrs. Drachenberg's. The event was gotten up in honor of Miss Willie Johnson of Bay City who was present with the following: Misses Marie Zipprian, Mary Culver, Myra and Alice Burke, Rita Inglehart, Alice Murdock, Annie Ruth Ellis and Louis Williams. Those joining the young ladies for the dance were Mrs. Benton, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson, Marshall Nelson, Miss Minnie Murdock, Arthur and Ned Culver, Cecil Inglehart, Henry Williams, Stanley Rugeley, W. B. Serrill, Will Thornhill, George Stewart, Aubrey Bedford, Montreal Gove, Messrs. Gilbean and Thrasher.
Matagorda County Tribune, March 1, 1918
Tas Thornhill visited Bay City Saturday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Williams spent Saturday in Bay City.
Rev. T. S. Williford held his usual every other Sunday services here this week.
Miss Reba Rugeley has returned from visiting in Austin and other Texas points.
Mrs. Goodwin Sterne and Miss Rose Sterne are visiting in San Antonio this week.
Jacob Smith has gone to Mare's Island, San Francisco, for training in the U. S. navy.
Ned Culver is home from A. and M. College for his summer vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. E. Serrill and family of Bay City spent the day here Sunday.
Will Brashear of Hearne is in Matagorda visiting his sister, Mrs. A. W. McNabb.
Only a very few took advantage of the prayer services at the church Thursday morning.
Mr. Geo. T. Sargent and daughter, Miss Jo, joined Mrs. Sargent at Cuero this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Gilmore and little son of Markham spent Sunday here with relatives.
Mrs. R. A. Kleska of Bay City spent the past week here visiting among relatives.
Mr. C. W. Burkhart made a flying visit to San Antonio the past week.
Messrs. Stewart Burkhart and Darwin Williams of Ellington Field spent Sunday here with the home folks.
Miss Tenie Holmes of Bay City spent Saturday night and Sunday with Mrs. B. A. Ryman.
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Williams paid Bay City a flying visit Saturday afternoon.
Thursday evening Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Baker, Mesdames W. E. Bedford and A. E. Baxter attended church services at Bay City.
Miss Muta Serrill has returned from a delightful visit to her sister, Mrs. J. D. Moberley of Tuscaloosa, Ala.
A big Red Cross benefit dance was given at Simpsonville Thursday, in which the Matagorda dancing set participated.
Mr. A. C. Stewart, who has been visiting his son, Lieut, W. W. Stewart, and wife, at Pensacola, Fla., returned home Sunday.
Rev. Granville Storey of Bay City gave the church-goers here another treat Monday evening, with one of his good sermons.
Miss Kathryn Lawhon of Houston has been visiting her grandmother Mrs. M. E. Lawson. She went to Bay City from here Tuesday.
Miss Belle Brigham of Columbus left for her return home last Friday, after a pleasant visit of a week with her friend, Mrs. Clayton Watson.
Dr. and Mrs. S. R. Sholars were in town one afternoon this week for a brief visit to Mrs. Sholars' mother and sister, Mrs. and Miss Hamilton.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Bruce and family have moved to Bay City, where they will locate permanently, to the regret of their life long friends here.
Mr. C. W. Burkhart has the champion tomato garden of this city and it is very interesting to visit it and see the great yield of fruit hanging from the bushes.
J. B. Hawkins took his wife and daughter and Miss Mary Culver to Sealy Sunday morning, May 26, leaving here at 2 o'clock to catch the early train out to San Marcos, where... [illegible]
Mrs. J. P. Parris and two children returned to their home at Montrose, Houston, Saturday afternoon and were accompanied by Mrs. Ellen Berg, who will be present at St. Agnes Academy for the commencement exercises, her daughter, Miss Josie Kadell Berg, being one of the graduates.
Miss Valerie Smith, aged 14 years, was honored with a birthday social by her mother, Mrs. J. M. Smith, Monday evening and nine of her friends responded to the invitation to help her make merry. Many games made the hours swiftly fly at the conclusion of which refreshments were served in the dining room. The color scheme was red and white with souvenir cards at each place. A large birthday cake lighted with 14 candles adorned the middle of the table and after it had been duly admired and the lights blown out, the cake was cut and passed with Jiffy Jell, pineapple and whipped cream. This feature closed the birthday hilarity. Those present were the honoree, Bessie Moberley, Eva Murdock, Mollie Belle Yeamans, Frances Pennington, Elmer Phillips, Roy Traylor, Preston Williams, Sterling Baxter, Arthur Stewart.
The program for the high school graduates Friday evening was as given
The program was splendid and the eight graduates seated on the stage with school officials was a pleasing sight. The class for this year were Misses Annie Vonweg, Louise Williams and Rita Inglehart; Messrs. Montreal Gove, Calvin Baker, George Stewart, Benny Stribling and Stanley Rugeley.
Matagorda County Tribune, June 7, 1918
Allen Ellis was called this week to "join the colors."
Mr. Manum of Houston visited Miss Minnie Phillips this week.
Miss Calie Gove spent a couple of days at Nedra the past week.
June wedding bells are ringing one after the other in Matagorda.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Dietrich of Sabine are here visiting among relatives.
Mr. G. T. Sargent and daughter, Miss Jo, have returned from Cuero.
Amos Duffy, John William and Albert Nolte paid Houston a visit Tuesday and Wednesday.
Mrs. Ellen Berg and daughter, Miss Joe Kadell Berg, came home from Houston Wednesday.
Miss Mary Culver returned from San Marcos Sunday evening, accompanied by Miss Mabel Schindler of Sealy.
Little Miss Valerie Smith is spending several weeks in Galveston visiting relatives.
Mrs. Cole of Corpus Christi visited her relatives, the Mahaviers, here last week.
Miss Gertrude Eidlebach of Bay City has been the guest of Mrs. Henry Dugat for several days.
The Misses Gilbert of Austin are in town visiting their sister, Mrs. Amos Duffy.
Messrs. Rugeley Serrill and Stewart Burkhart were here from Ellington field Sunday visiting their home folks.
Mesdames A. W. McNabb and J. N. Ryman complimented Miss Rose Sterne with an afternoon luncheon Thursday.
Miss Esther Sharkey left Saturday for her return to Laredo after several weeks of visiting relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. Amos Lee of Bay City spent from Thursday evening until Saturday morning here with relatives, last week.
Miss Reba Rugeley joined her grandmother at Beaumont Tuesday for one of her delightful trips to Virginia.
Mrs. Grissom of Markham is in town on business this week and stopping with Mrs. F. L. Rugeley.
Rev. T. S. Williford attended district conference last week at Smithville, but returned in time for his usual Sunday appointment.
Miss Merlie Berg will be home Saturday from Dallas for a seven-day visit with her mother and sisters.
Mr. August Drachenberg went to Bay City Tuesday evening to meet his wife who was returning home from Sulphur, La.
Messrs. Elmer and Fred McElvy and father, Mr. Logan of Houston visited in the W. J. Phillips home this week.
Mrs. O. J. Howard and children of Eagle Lake returned to their home Saturday after a week spent here with relatives.
Three thousand eight hundred twenty-five surgical dressings were made at the local work room for the Red Cross for the month of May and 68 refugee garments were completed.
Clarence Gilmore, Gussie and Herbert Gottschalk are furnishing mule teams for hauling sulphur supplies from the Santa Fe depot to Big Hill.
Miss Calie Gove will be united in marriage Tuesday morning, June 18, at 11 o'clock, at the Methodist church in this city, to Mr. O. O. Norwood of Austin.
Mrs. M. J. Bruce is leaving shortly for an extended visit to interior Texas, one of her stopping places being Alpine, where her son, F. C. Bruce, and family reside.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Baker, Calvin Baker and Mesdames W. E. Bedford and W. C. Berg attended the afternoon and night session of the district Woman's Missionary Society meeting at Bay City Tuesday.
Mrs. John Baldwin and three children of Huntsville and Miss Mary Williford, who has been attending the Sam Houston Normal, arrived here Saturday to spend the summer with their parents, Rev. and Mrs. T. S. Williford.
Miss Lucile Duffy was spending the day out Thursday, June 7, when her sister, Mrs. A. E. Duffy, telephoned "come home" and when she came all out of breath, she found a bevy of girls who had come to give her a birthday surprise visit and Mrs. Duffy served a two-course luncheon after which many birthday wishes were expressed by her friends ere they scattered. They were Misses Belle Smith, Rose Sterne, Muta Serrill, Cottie Savage, Marie Zipprian, Willie Gottschalk and Irene Burkhart.
Appending her approaching marriage to Mr. Ralph Simons of Hugo, Okla., Miss Rose Sterne was tendered an impromptu miscellaneous shower Monday afternoon by Miss Reba Rugeley, and the guests were made up of several of her young lady friends. The event came as a complete surprise to Miss Sterne for after Miss Rugeley had snuggled (?) the girls into her home she 'phoned Miss Sterne to come over and when she entered the room and saw everybody sitting around, she was almost speechless but soon rallied to the occasion. After several moments of conversation the hostess exclaimed, "It is so warm, may be we will have a shower." which was the signal for the girls to shower their gifts on the bride-elect. After the gifts had been opened and admired Miss Hamilton gave a reading entitled "Today's Bride." Miss Phillips gave several musical selections on the piano, and Miss Gilbert gave an interesting reading of "The Best Is Always Found in Texas." This pleasing entertainment concluded with light refreshments served by the hostess, assisted by Mesdames Rugeley and Sterne. Those spending this delightful hour with the bride-to-be were Misses Fannie Nolte, Minnie Phillips, Elizabeth Gilbert, Lucile Duffy, Cottie Savage, Marie Zipprian, Marguerite Hamilton, Belle Smith, Mary Williford, Muta Serrill, Irene Burkhart, Willie Gottschalk.
Matagorda County Tribune, June 21, 1918
Rugeley Serrill was home from Buckeye Sunday, spending the day.
Miss Pauline Thornhill has returned from a visit to relatives in interior Texas.
Mrs. Goodwin Sterne was hostess to the Forty-two Club Thursday afternoon.
Mr. A. W. McNabb has been confined to his room for several days with a slight illness.
Mr. Grace and daughter of the county seat autoed to Matagorda Tuesday.
Mrs. J. T. Southwell of Beaumont is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Goodwin Sterne.
Mr. Hafer, a piano man of Bay City, visited Matagorda the past week.
Miss Reba Rugeley, who has been spending the summer in Virginia, returned home Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Burkhart and family autoed to town Sunday from Bay City.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Gilmore and little son of Wadsworth visited relatives here Sunday.
Miss Lucile Duffy went to Palacios Friday and visited her aunt, Mrs. Carrie Baxter, until Monday.
Mrs. George T. Sargent is paying her daughter, Mrs. Harris Darst, at Richmond, a visit this week.
Miss Leota Gove left Thursday for San Marcos where she will attend school this year.
Miss Lillie Middlebrook of John Sealy Hospital at Galveston was the guest of Miss Merlie Berg this week.
Mrs. Barker of North Platte, Nebr., is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. and Miss Minna Stewart of this place.
Mrs. J. H. Seacamp arrived from Houston today for a week's visit with the Misses Berg.
Mrs. J. F. Williams and daughter, Mrs. J. P. Parris, and little son got in from Houston Heights today.
Miss Carrie Morrison of Athens has returned to this place to resume her music class of last school term.
Mr. Walter Southwell came for his little son, Pheldro, who has been summering here and Monday little Miss Georgia Pope and they left for San Antonio. Both children will attend school there this year.
Mr. and Mrs. Vendolin Doubek and two children and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Highley came from Bay City Sunday morning and enjoyed an oyster dinner with Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Layton, returning home that afternoon.
Mrs. Amos Lee came to Matagorda Thursday and enjoyed visiting with relatives and a trip to the beach while here. Saturday, late afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Baker, Mrs. W. C. Berg and Mrs. Lee went to Bay City in the Baker car and after supper with her and family the three first mentioned returned home.
Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Moberley and family, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Moberley and family and Miss Espey spent Sunday across the bay, reveling in Gulf breezes and scratching for oysters.
Captain Frank Duffy was host for a sail to the Gulf Saturday. The participants enjoyed a delightful surf bath followed by a sumptuous basket spread on board the launch and consisted of the following: The captain, Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Duffy was host for Mrs. Whitney Marques, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Layton, Mesdames D. S. Burke and C. C. Inglehart, Rev. Joseph Carden, Misses Mary Dixon and Carrie Morrison, Mr. Clyde Burke and Roy Traylor.
The young people leaving here for return to school this week are Miss Rose Sterne in Hugo, Okla.; Clyde Burke and his cousin, Miss Mary Dixon, Sam Houston Normal, Huntsville; Edward and Wadsworth Rugeley, Pierce Hamilton and Jacob Smith, Austin College, Sherman; Parker Robbins, Tyler Business College, Tyler; Frank Smith, Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin. Next week Stewart Burkhart and Warner Stewart will return to the State University at Austin and Miss Irene Burkhart will return to Bon Avon, San Antonio.
Little Bessie Moberley's aunt, Mrs. E. S. Moberley, sent her word Friday to come over that she had a birthday token for her and when she reached there she ran in and found the hallway packed with little school friends, who were there to help her make her birthday joyous. This was indeed a real surprise and all joined in lively outdoor games until called in for dainty refreshments which wound up another happy birthday.
Mrs. Joseph Carden was the charming hostess of the Ladies' Guild at the rectory Monday afternoon and those assembled were delightfully entertained by the guest of honor. Mrs. Barker, the dean's wife of North Platte, Nebr., whose topic was on the missionary work in that section, after which games were played, followed by dainty refreshments. Those enjoying this splendid and interesting hospitality included the hostess, Mrs. Barker; the president, Mrs. Goodwin Sterne; the secretary, Mrs. Harold Inglehart; Mesdames C. C. Inglehart, J. T. Southwell, F. P. Hamilton, W. S. Stewart, M. E. Lawson, J. A. Bruce, E. P. Layton, Emmett Lawson, F. C. Bruce; Misses Mollie Wadsworth and Bertha Funk.
Matagorda County Tribune, September 17, 1918
Dinsmore Williams returned home from Houston last Thursday.
Tas. C. Thornhill is in Louisiana this week on a business trip.
Thursday evening a Christian evangelist preached to a large congregation here.
Miss Tenie Holmes of Bay City spent Sunday here with Mrs. B. A. Ryman.
Mrs. Bert Brashear of Hearne is visiting her daughter, Mrs. A. W. McNabb of this place.
Cyrus Smith and Cecil Inglehart left Tuesday morning for Houston and Bryan.
Rev. Granville Storey of Bay City, Presbyterian Church preached here Monday evening.
George, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Stewart, left Monday afternoon for Allen Academy.
W. C. Berg Jr. of Houston is home for a brief vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Berg.
Mr. and Mrs. Seth Taylor and little girl, Frances, were here from Bay City Sunday.
Miss Irene Brrkhart, who has been visiting at Houston and Richmond, has returned home.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Simmons left Monday for Hugo, Okla., to visit Mr. Simmons' parents.
"The Kaiser, the Beast of Berlin," drew an immense crowd to the Lawrence Burkhart airdome Friday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Lem Blair and little son "Billy," are here from Port Aransas, visiting relatives.
Stanley, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Rugeley, left for Austin College at Sherman Monday.
The Federation of Women's Clubs met here last Saturday and the day passed off very satisfactorily.
Mrs. A. E. Baxter, who has been visiting at Elgin, Houston and Bay City, has returned home.
Rev. T. S. Williford filled the pulpit in the Methodist Church at the usual time Sunday morning and evening.
Virginia and Eldridge, children of Mr. and Mrs. Nye Ryman, are delighted over the advent of a little sister since Monday.
Mrs. Ed Zipprian came from Big Hill early Monday morning to place her son, Edward Lewis, in school.
Mr. Harold Swagerty arrived here Friday from Throckmorton in his car. His wife and little daughter came a few weeks previous.
Mrs. J. F. Williams, who has been visiting at Houston and Elgin, returned home last Thursday with Mr. Williams, who met her en route.
Mr. Geo. T. Sargent, on his return from Bay City last Wednesday, brought Miss Cornelia Mayfield, who spent the night with Miss Jo Sargent.
The Woman's Missionary Society enjoyed a delightful social meeting with Mrs. J. Morgan Smith Monday afternoon. An interesting program of readings and music, interspersed with conversation, was rendered.
Mrs. Ned Arthur and little granddaughter of Denver, Colorado, arrived from that city Tuesday for a visit with the lady's sister, Mrs. C. C. Burkhart. This is Mrs. Arthur's first visit to her native home in 31 years.
Mrs. Ralph Byars and two little girls, her brother, Charlie Davidson, and James Preddy were in town from Bay City last Friday to see Mrs. E. P. Maynard and little girl, Marguerite.
Messrs. Steve Phillips and Will Burke, who are successors to Will Thornhill in the city cafe, are doing a rushing business and can hardly supply the demand of transients coming in here on Sundays.
Mrs. E. P. Maynard and little girl, who have been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Williams, left Sunday for Houston, Mr. and Mrs. Williams going as far as Bay City with them.
Lieut. Parsons of San Leon visited Matagorda from Saturday until Tuesday, making the trip in a hydroplane. Lieut. Martin came in an airplane Monday afternoon and both left for their return to San Leon in their machines Tuesday. The novelty of airplanes coming here and their stunts on high has worn off with the citizens and now when they hear the hum of the approaching motor they give a casual glance upward and go on about their business.
Matagorda County Tribune, September 27, 1918
Dinsmore Williams returned home from Houston last Thursday.
Tas. C. Thornhill is in Louisiana this week on a business trip.
Thursday evening a Christian evangelist preached to a large congregation here.
Miss Tenie Holmes of Bay City spent Sunday here with Mrs. B. A. Ryman.
Mrs. Bert Brashear of Hearne is visiting her daughter, Mrs. A. W. McNabb of this place.
Cyrus Smith and Cecil Inglehart left Tuesday morning for Houston and Bryan.
Rev. Granville Storey of Bay City Presbyterian Church preached here Monday evening.
George, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Stewart, left Monday afternoon for Allen Academy.
W. C. Berg Jr. of Houston is home for a brief vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Berg.
Mr. and Mrs. Seth Taylor and little girl, Frances, were here from Bay City Sunday.
Miss Irene Burkhart, who has been visiting in Houston and Richmond, has returned home.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Simmons left Monday for Hugo, Okla., to visit Mr. Simmons' parents.
"The Kaiser, the Beast of Berlin," drew an immense crowd to the Lawrence Burkhart airdome Friday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Lem Blair and little son "Billy," are here from Port Aransas, visiting relatives.
Stanley, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Rugeley, left for Austin College at Sherman Monday.
The Federation of Women's Clubs met here last Saturday and the day passed off very satisfactorily.
Mrs. A. E. Baxter, who has been visiting at Elgin, Houston and Bay City has returned home.
Rev. T. S. Williford filled the pulpit in the Methodist Church at the usual time Sunday morning and evening.
Virginia and Eldridge, children of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Nye Ryman, are delighted over the advent of a little sister, since Monday.
Mrs. Ed. Zipprian came from Big Hill early Monday morning to place her son, Edward Lewis, in school.
Mr. Harold Swagerty arrived here Friday from Throckmorton in his car. His wife and little daughter came a few weeks previous.
Mrs. J. F. Williams, who has been visiting at Houston and Elgin, returned home last Thursday with Mr. Williams, who met her en route.
Mr. Geo. T. Sargent, on his return from Bay City last Wednesday, brought Miss Cornelia Mayfield, who spent the night with Miss Jo Sargent.
The Woman's Missionary Society enjoyed a delightful social meeting with Mrs. J. Morgan Smith Monday afternoon. An interesting program of readings and music, interspersed with conversation, was rendered.
Mrs. Ned Arthur and little granddaughter, of Denver, Colorado, arrived from that city Tuesday for a visit with the lady's sister, Mrs. C. C. Burkhart. This is Mrs. Arthur's first visit to her native home in 31 years.
Mrs. Ralph Byars and two little girls, her brother, Charlie Davidson, and James Preddy were in town from Bay City last Friday to see Mrs. E. P. Maynard and little girl, Marguerite.
Messrs. Steve Phillips and Will Burke, who are successors to Will Thornhill in the city cafe, are doing a rushing business and can hardly supply the demand of transients coming in here on Sunday.
Mrs. E. P. Maynard and little girl, who have been visiting her parents. Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Williams, left Sunday for Houston, Mr. and Mrs. Williams going as far as Bay City with them.
Lieut. Parsons of San Leon visited Matagorda from Saturday until Tuesday, making the trip in a hyrodplane [hydroplane?]. Lieut. Martin came in an airplane Monday afternoon and both left for their return to San Leon in their machines Tuesday. The novelty of airplanes coming here and their stunts on high was worn off with the citizens and now when they hear the hum of the approaching motor they give a casual glance upward and go on about their business.
Matagorda County Tribune, October 14, 1918
Matagorda was wide awake enough Sunday and is not anything if not romantic.
Saturday afternoon oodles of airplanes arrived from Brook Field, San Antonio, and were here until late afternoon Sunday.
One of the most interesting features was that the squadron of aviators were headed by one of our own native town boys, Frank Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Smith.
There were two aviators in every plane and all handsome and attractive. There was also two planes from San Leon, coming Sunday.
All day long ships were circling over the town and it was a grand sight--one to be remembered many days.
The homes of the citizens were open to the visitors during their brief sojourn and they took their flight with the promise of an early return.
As well as romanticism our town has been most fortunate during the Spanish influenza wave. The epidemic has almost swept the town and there have been no pneumonia developments or any deaths among the white citizens and only one death in Negro town. We have to hand it to our popular town physician for handling the situation so successfully.
Upon the whole, Matagorda is a charming place to live in.
Matagorda County Tribune, October 25, 1918
Mrs. A. G. Baer has returned home from Oklahoma.
Albert H. Wadsworth of Bay City was in town Monday.
J. F. Williams went to Houston Wednesday to see his daughters there.
Oscar Barber was in Matagorda Monday from Bay City on business.
Stewart and Hamilton Savage were here from Bay City Monday.
Miss Irene Burkhart, who has been visiting in Richmond, has returned home.
Mrs. George Sargent and Miss Jo Sargent were Bay City visitors Wednesday.
Mrs. Laura Williams Emmel and Mrs. W. E. Williams spent the day at Bay City Tuesday.
Mrs. Thos. Nini, who was in an auto collision last week is recovering very nicely.
Allen Ellis of Humble is at home visiting his mother and others for a few days.
Rev. J. R. Dorsey, the Methodist pastor of this place, gave his congregation two splendid sermons Sunday.
The Woman's Missionary Society held one of its interesting business meetings at the Methodist Church Monday afternoon.
Mr. Ed Wilkins, who has been near Timpson for some weeks, is home, visiting his wife and babies.
Rev. J. Mervin Pettit of Bay City held services here for the Episcopalians, which is usual on Sunday night.
Mrs. C. M. Robbins and Miss Reba Rugeley are spending the week with Mrs. Preston Tippins of Lane City.
Capt. and Mrs. Lewis and two daughters, Mesdames Carleton and Wells, and their babies and the elder Mrs. Wells were Matagorda autoists Monday from Bay City.
Parker Robbins, who had been over home to see his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. McCamly Robbins and other members of the family, returned to Gulf Sunday.
Rev. Granville Storey of Bay City preached to the Presbyterians and others Monday evening and will return and give them another of his interesting sermons next Monday, Feb. 9.
Rugeley and Zuch Serrill, Albert Nolte, Clifford Lawhon, Henry Rugeley, Darwin Williams and Frank Smith went to the gulf beach Sunday and returned late that afternoon with "spoils of the deep."
A big bunch of folks autoed from Gulf Monday and joined here by a few, took a pleasure trip for the day to the gulf beach in the G. B. Culver barge.
Mrs. Stewart Savage and three sons, Frederick Law, Francis and Galen Savage, passed through town Sunday from the Fred McC. Robbins ranch, across the river, en route to their home at Bay City.
Matagorda County Tribune, February 13, 1920
Miss Irma Berg was in from Gulf Sunday.
Miss Pearle Love visited Bay City Friday and Saturday.
Mrs. C. M. Robbins and Miss Reba Rugeley are Beaumont visitors this week.
Mrs. Arthur Culver and Miss Alice Murdock were Bay City visitors Saturday.
Miss C. C. Burkhart is having her residence "brushed up" with a coat of paint.
Miss Alice Murdock was home from St. Agnes Academy, Houston, for the week-end.
Rev. J. B. Dorsey preached for the Methodists here Sunday and treated them to two fine sermons.
Mrs. W. R. Franz of Bay City visited in her brother's, G. L. Gottschalk, home, the past week until Sunday.
Matagorda is in the grip of the "flu," but fortunately so far the cases have been of mild type.
Little Miss Velma Smith entertained with a Valentine party Saturday evening at her parents' home of which an account will be given later.
Rev. Shettles presiding elder of the Brenham district, will be in Matagorda the fifth Sunday of February for both morning and evening services.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. T. Sargent left Tuesday morning for Richmond to be at the bedside of their daughter, Vivian--Mrs. H. P. Darst--who is ill with pneumonia.
Mrs. Ed. Wilkins had besides her two little girls, Velma and Becky Ruth, for her guests in her car to Bay City Saturday, Mesdames E. R. Inglehart, Laura Williams Emmel and W. C. Berg, and they had a jolly, happy afternoon among themselves.
The private telephone line from Matagorda to Bay City has changed hands, G. T. Kilbride purchasing the entire outfit from A. W. McNabb and he has also bought the building from G. L. Gottschalk. He is having it moved with contents to [a] lot adjoining Mrs. M. E. Lawson's residence.
Mrs. Temple Lide had a splendid Biblical program at the Woman's Missionary society meeting Monday, with Mrs. C. W. Burkhart as hostess in her pretty home on Bluff Street. There were several musical numbers intermingling by Mrs. Cyrus Smith and little Emmie Parris which was very much enjoyed. A humorous reading on the churches twenty-five years ago was given by Mrs. Nye Ryman which caused many ripples of laughter. The meeting was tapered with delicious ice cream topped with maraschino cherries and garnished with two kinds of cake equally as delicious and served by the hostess, assisted by Miss Irene Burkhart. Altogether the afternoon was a delightful one for Mesdames Lide, Wilkins, Berg, Rugeley, Bedford, J. N. Ryman, Hawkins, G. C. Ryman, J. M. Smith, Duffy, Miss Emmie Parris and the ladies of the house.
Matagorda County Tribune, February 20, 1920
(paper is actually dated February 19)
Bryan and Henry Williams have returned from Galveston.
Dr. T. C. Brooks was in Matagorda professionally Thursday.
Miss Rosabelle Maxwell of Markham was the week-end guest of Mrs. Ed. Wilkins.
W. C. Berg, Jr., of Houston, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Berg, Sunday and Monday.
Mesdames W. E. Williams and Laura C. Emmel spent a few days in Houston with relatives this week.
Cecil McDermott Inglehart has returned from Galveston, Brenham and Somerville after an absence of two weeks.
Mr. Amos Lee of Bay City spent a few days here and at Gulf in the interest of the income tax this week.
Geo. T. Sargent has returned home from Richmond, leaving his daughter, Mrs. H. P. Darst, much improved from her spell of bronchial pneumonia. Mrs. Sargent is still with her.
Mrs. Thornhill was a Houston visitor this week.
Miss Mary Rugeley of Bay City visited Miss Irene Burkhart this week.
There was no school Tuesday, owing to it being Texas independence Day.
Mrs. C. M. Robbins and Miss Reba Rugeley have returned from Beaumont.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. McNabb and two daughters and C. G. Baxter visited Mr. and Mrs. Amos Lee at Bay City Tuesday.
Aubrey Bedford has sailed from the Houston ship channel on the Bethlehem Bridge for Liverpool, England.
Presiding Elder L. E. Shettles of the Brenham district preached and held the first quarterly conference here for 1920 Sunday morning, Feb. 29, 1920.
Mr. S. L. Brown received the sad message, Monday morning, of his mother's death at Cleveland, Texas, and immediately left for that place.
Mrs. Jesse Matthews of Houston, who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. M. E. Lawson of the city, left Tuesday for her home.
Miss Irene Burkhart, Mr. Goodwin Sterne and Mr. and Mrs. Lem Blair are victims of the flu this week. All are doing very well at this writing.
The school board met Monday evening and elected the following teachers for next term: H. E. Engleking, Misses Bertha Funk, Ruby Shaw and Artie May Adkins.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Wilkins, who have been residing in Matagorda for the past year, have purchased the old Boney home at Bay City from J. M. Smith and are having it renovated, preparatory to moving there.
Mrs. Lucy Southwell, wife of the late Mr. J. T. Southwell, died here Monday morning at 1 o'clock at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Goodwin Sterne. Mrs. Southwell has been in feeble health for sometime and her life was despaired of New Year's Day but she rallied and was seemingly improving when the end came. Mrs. Southwell was one of those estimable sweet gentle women that every one loved who knew her. It is with deep regret that we have to chronicle her death and the sincere sympathy of their Matagorda friends are with the bereft ones. The remains were taken to Victoria Tuesday, accompanied by Mrs. Sterne and Mr. George Southwell of San Antonio, and will be interred by her husband. Children surviving Mrs. Southwell are Mesdames Goodwin Sterne of Matagorda; Evans of Hugo, Oklahoma; Dimalin of San Antonio; Messrs. Geo. T. and Walter Southwell of San Antonio, and several grand-children.
Matagorda County Tribune, March 5, 1920
W. E. Williams was a Bay City visitor Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Layton spent the day at Bay City Friday.
Frank Smith, Mrs. Cyrus Smith and Miss Florence Warren were Bay City visitors Saturday.
Mrs. J. Morgan Smith left Saturday for a visit to her daughter, Miss Valerie at Galveston.
Sambo and Wadsworth Rugeley were here from Lane City Sunday, visiting the home folks.
Born Thursday to Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Harrison, in the R. W. Phillips cottage, a little daughter.
Mr. Joe Holt, brother of Mesdames J. M. Smith and Temple Lide, had moved with his family to Matagorda.
Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Ryman returned Friday from San Antonio, where they have been sojourning for the past several weeks.
Miss Leota Gove was badly shaken up in an auto accident at Gulf Monday, but is getting all right.
Rev. E. H. Haygood of Houston came from Bay City Wednesday evening with Rev. Mervin Pettit and gave the Episcopalians a sermon.
Rev. J. B. Dorsey preached for the Methodist Sunday morning and following the sermon the congregation partook of the blessed sacrament.
Bily Hood, nephew of Mr. Ed. Wilkins, happened to a very painful accident at Gulf Wednesday. Several fragments of steel got in his right eye and Mrs. Wilkins immediately took him to the family physician at Bay City. It is thought most of the particles were removed and the patient is doing nicely.
Mrs. Walter Dinwiddie of Charlottesville, Va., has been visiting in the home of her cousin, Mrs. F. L. Rugeley and she has made many friends by her charming personality. She left for her return home last week.
Matagorda County Tribune, March 19, 1920
Mrs. Geo. Sargent has returned home from Richmond.
Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin Sterne visited San Antonio the past week.
Mr. S. L. Brown's family are all very ill with the flu this week.
Mrs. Gus Gottschalk was a Bay City visitor the past week.
Commissioner J. B. Hawkins was in the county capital officially Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Layton autoed to Bay City for the day Saturday.
Rev. Granville T. Storey preached for the Presbyterians here Monday evening, his usual appointment.
Professor H .Engleking, Mrs. Engleking and their son, Lawrence, spent Saturday afternoon in Bay City.
Mrs. C. M. Robbins and Miss Reba Rugeley visited in the F. W. Robbins home at Bay City, returning home Monday.
J. T. Inglehart, who has been at home for a few months, with his mother and other relatives, left Tuesday for New Orleans.
Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Culver and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Culver are attending the Cattlemen's convention at Houston.
Mr. J. F. Williams went to Houston Monday to take his little grandson, Pat Parris, who has been visiting here.
In the prayer meeting Wednesday evening at the Methodist Church the attendants have taken up the study of the Sunday school lessons.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ryman and family, who have been here only a short while, are moving back to their former home at Bay City.
Mesdames Ed. Wilkins, W. C. Berg and L. C. Emmell and Misses Velma Wilkins and Velma Smith and baby Becky Ruth Wilkins spent an enjoyable afternoon Saturday at Bay City.
Matagorda is included in the tour of the State University Glee Club which will be here the evening of March 23, under the auspices of the Mothers Club which is an "up and coming club" and the citizens are assisting said club in putting forth every effort to make their brief stay in our little city a pleasant and congenial one and will extend the club the true Southern hospitality for which our little town has been noted from generation to generation.
Matagorda County Tribune, March 19, 1920
Miss Tenie Holmes of Bay City spent Sunday here with Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Ryman.
The visit of the State University Glee club Thursday evening was greatly enjoyed by a full house at the school auditorium.
Mrs. H. P. Darst of Richmond came home with her sister, Miss Jo Sargent, to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Sargent.
Mr. and Mrs. Phil Gilbert have moved to Houston after a few months among us.
Mrs. Randolph Roemer of Elgin, Texas, visited relatives here, leaving for her home Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Burkhart went to Bay City Thursday afternoon to meet Mrs. Burkhart's sister, Miss Sarah Perry, and little niece coming from Angleton to visit with them.
Attending the County Federation of Women's Clubs at Palacios Saturday from this place were Mesdames J. N. Ryman, H. Engleking and Miss Love.
Mrs. E. D. Wilkins and nephew, Mr. Billy Hood took a bunch of kiddies to Bay City Saturday to witness the daredevil stunts of the birdmen.
Mrs. Ed. Wilkins was the charming Monday afternoon of the Woman's Missionary Society at the Episcopal rectory, where she resides. A glowing fire in the big fireplace of the living room and exquisite spring roses adorning the tables and mantel made a cozy and cheerful scene which was quite a contrast to the outdoor dampness. The first part of the afternoon was pleasantly spent in planning an Easter trousseau for a little orphan girl in the Methodist orphanage at Waco, who is a protégé of the society. Then Mrs. Lide and Miss Velma Smith favored the gathering with a brilliant duet on the piano. Bright little three-year-old Becky Ruth Wilkins sang so sweetly "Blowing Bubbles" and as an encore "What a Pal Was Mary." She was ably accompanied on the piano, and all of us were delighted. The rest of the moments were spent in congenial conversation until Mrs. Wilkins invited the bunch to the dining room where she regaled them with delicious ice cold fruit punch and cakes which all enjoyed even to the preacher, Rev. J. R. Dorsey, who happened in about that time, to make a pastoral call, saying he had forgotten the members were to meet that afternoon. He tried, in his modest and unassuming way, to "back out" but could not resist the cordial invitation to remain. The others enjoying this delightful hospitality were Mesdames J. M. Smith, W. E. Bedford, J. B. Hawkins, Temple Lide, W. C. Berg, Lyda Moberley, E. C. Baker, Amos Duffy and B. A. Ryman.
Rev. J. B. Dorsey will conduct Easter services here Sunday for the Methodists.
Miss Ruby Shaw will visit Houston Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week.
Rev. G. T. Storey of Bay City preached for the Presbyterians here Monday evening.
Quite a number will attend the Interscholastic meet at Bay City Friday and Saturday.
Mrs. T. W. Davidson of Marshall, Texas, is visiting her mother, Mrs. A. C. Burkhart, and other relatives.
Mr. E. D. Wilkins was home from East Texas Sunday and Monday to see his wife and babies.
Mrs. M. J. Bruce is paying an extended visit to her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Bruce, and family at Bay City.
Mrs. G. B. Culver and Miss Annie Ruth Ellis, who visited Miss Mary Culver who is attending the Baptist Academy at San Marcos, returned home Monday.
Little Miss Willie Lou Ellis celebrated her natal day Monday afternoon with an outdoor frolic at her mother's home and she served punch and cake as a finale to a happy afternoon for herself and school-mates.
Matagordians visiting Bay City Saturday were: Mr. and Mrs. B A. Ryman, Mr. J. B. Hawkins, Mrs. Amos Duffy and children, Mrs. Otis Taylor, Mrs. Ed. Wilkins and children, Mrs. W. C. Berg, Mrs. DeProuty, Mrs. Goodwin Sterne, Mrs. Ralph Simmons, Mrs. L. C. Emmel and daughter, Misses Ruby Shaw and Pearl Love.
Matagorda County Tribune, April 2, 1920
Whitney Marques and Cecil Inglehart autoed to Brazoria Tuesday.
Miss Reba Rugeley is visiting a cousin at New Orleans
Miss Ruby Shaw was a week-end visitor to Houston.
Little Dorothy Emmell spent Easter with her aunt, Mrs. J. P. Parris in Houston.
Rev. J. B. Dorsey attended the Interchurch World Movement at Bay City Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Burkhart and little Sarah Perry went to Angleton Tuesday.
Quite a few who have cars are attending the Baptist protracted meeting at Gulf.
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Hensley and Mrs. F. S. Robbins were Matagorda visitors from Bay City Friday afternoon.
The Woman's Missionary Society held a most interesting business meeting at the Methodist Church Monday afternoon.
Rev. J. Mervin Pettit of Bay City preached to the Episcopal flock here Sunday evening and administered the Sacrament Monday morning.
Mrs. T. J. Thornhill and daughter, Miss Wilmuth of Dallas, visited Mrs. W. G. Thornhill and Miss Pauline Thornhill Friday.
Mrs. T. W. Davidson of Marshall and her little niece, Emmie Parris, of this place, are visiting in New Orleans this week.
Mrs. E. J. Savage is visiting her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Green Savage and family at Clemville.
Mrs. W. E. Bedford received a letter Tuesday, dated March 22, from her son, Aubrey, who is in Liverpool, England. He writes he is having a wonderful time.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Carr and little girl, Margaret, and Mrs. Amos Lee of Bay City visited friends and relatives in Matagorda Monday.
Mrs. C. W. Burkhart honored her visiting little nice, Sarah Perry of Angleton, with an out door party and Easter egg hunt Friday afternoon on the Burkhart lawn. The little ones spent a delightful two hours as only children can and even the collie "Mike" joined in the mad scramble and had to be banished he was so unruly outplaying the children. The climax to their pleasures was delicious home made ice cream and cake served by the hostess. When the evening sun was low Mrs. Burkhart gathered them all into the auto and drove them to their several homes. Those enjoying the children with Mrs. Burkhart were Mrs. A. C. Burkhart and Mrs. W. C. Berg and the happy little tots were the honoree, Sarah Perry, Edith and Minnie Moberley, Curtis Mahavier, Evelyn McNabb, Alyne Raymond, Wilmer Ruth Nini, Trude Ann and Amos Duffy Jr., Carroll Walker and Geraldine Ryman.
Little Bertha Robidoux treated her foster mother, Mrs. W. E. Bedford, to a surprise party Thursday afternoon, April 6, and it was a real surprise, too! She and her little friend, Velma Wilkins, lured Mrs. Bedford from the house to the back yard to show her a hen's nest they had found (?) and when she returned she found the sitting room full of neighbors. She held up her hands and exclaimed, "How in the world did you get in here and I not know it?" As it was an impromptu affair there was no program but plenty of conversation and laughter, especially when the lady began to untie the birthday packages for it being "April fool" day she hardly knew what to expect--yet all except one, contained nice little gifts which she appreciated. The moments went merrily along until refreshments were served, of birthday cake and fruit punch. One of the cakes and the punch was a surprise, too, from Bertha. Then "silence, resigned supreme" for about 20 minutes and every one decided this was a nice little birthday gathering, indeed.
Matagorda County Tribune, April 9, 1920
Miss Reba Rugeley has returned home from New Orleans.
School closed here Wednesday. There were no graduates this term.
Mrs. R. J. Baxter is visiting and shopping in Houston this week.
Mrs. John Dunbar is visiting her daughter, Mrs. A. B. Lorino, at Houston.
Two pulpit chairs have been purchased for the Methodist Church by the Missionary Society.
Lige Dunbar of Galveston is visiting his mother, Mrs. Dee Dunbar, and other relatives.
Mesdames Amos Duffy, Ed. Wilkins, Temple Lide and E. C. Baker were Bay City visitors Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Williams, Walter Williams and Miss Myrtle Williams of Palacios autoed to Matagorda Sunday.
Mesdames De Prouty, J. H. Berg and W. C. Berg and W. C. Berg Jr. visited Miss Irma Berg at Gulf Sunday afternoon.
The baseball game at Gulf Sunday between Freeport and Gulf, according to report, resulted in victory for the visiting team.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Nye Ryman and two children, Virginia and Eldridge, attended the "Home Coming" of the Southwestern University at Georgetown.
W. E. Williams had as passenger guests in his car to Bay City Monday, his father J. F. Williams, and W. C. Berg Jr., who were en route to Houston.
The Mothers' Club met at the school auditorium Tuesday afternoon and after a splendid business program a social hour was greatly enjoyed. The member and visitors gathered around the piano and sang many of "ye old songs, they sang long years ago, beginning with 'Auld Lang Syne,' and ending with 'Home, Sweet Home.'" Delicious home-made cake and ice cream was served after which the club disbanded for the summer. The participants were Misses Reba Rugeley, Jo Berg, Artie May Adkins, Pearl Love, Ruby Shaw, Lucile Duffy; Mesdames E. C. Baker, Ralph Simmons, F. L. Rugeley, C. P. Williams, G. C. Ryman, Amos Duffy, F. Gooch, Goodwin Sterne, B. A. Ryman, Ed. Wilkins, W. C. Berg, J. M. Smith, Temple Lide, Jim Nye Ryman and Master Lawrence Engleking.
Matagorda County Tribune, May 11, 1920
Mrs. Chas. Burkhart has returned from visit to relatives in Angleton.
Mrs. F. B. Foster of Gulf and Mrs. Darwin Williams of Matagorda went over to Houston Tuesday.
Mrs. Bert Brashear of Hearne is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. A. McNabb, of this place.
Mr. Goodwin Sterne of the Bank of Matagorda attended the bankers' convention at Houston.
Misses Bess Moberley and Lila Thornhill visited with Mrs. Amos Lee of Bay City the past week.
Mrs. J. H. Stuckey who has been visiting her daughters, Mrs. Largent, and Miss Ruth Stuckey of Navasota, has returned home.
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Baer and children who left Tuesday for Texhoma, Okla., write friends here that they have reached their destination safely.
Mrs. Charles Bruce, Mrs. George Sargent and W. S. Stewart went to Wharton to attend the funeral of Mrs. Katie Foster.
Mrs. Robert Blakeway who has been with her parents during the serious illness of her sister, Miss Velma Smith, returned to her home at Galveston Sunday.
A business session of the Episcopal Ladies' Guild was held at the residence of Mrs. Goodwin Sterne Monday afternoon at the conclusion of which Mrs. Sterne served light refreshments.
A miscellaneous program will be put on here Friday evening by the school children at the high school auditorium for the benefit of the Mothers' Club.
Mrs. G. B. Culver was the charming hostess of the Methodist Ladies' Aid at her lovely residence Monday afternoon. Beside the members there were present the following visitors: Miss Matilda Moseley, Miss Lucile Pannill and Miss Winnie Williams, Mrs. A. Drachenberg of Gulf and Mrs. Ed. Zipprian.
After an entertaining program of music and readings, dainty refreshments were served which was the finale to a delightful afternoon.
Matagorda County Tribune, March 2, 1923
Miss Jo Sargent spent the day at Gulf Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Layton were Bay City visitors Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Moore of San Antonio were in Matagorda Monday.
Mrs. J. Morgan Smith is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Robert Blakeway, of Galveston.
Miss Myra Burke was the week-end guest of Mrs. August Drachenberg of Gulf.
Mesdames B. A. Ryman and F. L. Rugeley spent the day at Bay City Wednesday.
E. R. Inglehart and little daughter Elizabeth will visit Cecil Inglehart of Houston Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Thrasher and baby Elwin were in town from Gulf Sunday.
W. S. Cookenboo is the guest of his sister, Mrs. George T. Sargent, this week.
The Methodist ladies entertained with a pie sale at the old stand Saturday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Baer and children, Hattie Louise and Ruth, have returned home from Oklahoma.
Mrs. Goodwin Sterne, who has been visiting relatives in San Antonio returned home Sunday.
H. A. Perry of Angleton spent the week-end here with his daughter, Mrs. C. W. Burkhart.
Rev. and Mrs. W. W. Daup of Bay City were visiting friends and acquaintances Friday.
Mrs. J. H. Berry and Miss Irma Berg dined with Mr. and Mrs. Allen Guilbeau of Gulf Sunday.
Mrs. C. C. Inglehart has for her guest her son, J. T. Inglehart, traveling salesman for the Phoenix Hosiery Company.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Gottschalk and Mr. and Mrs. Crawford of Gulf attended church here Sunday evening.
Mrs. R. A. Kleska has returned to Bay City after a visit of several days here with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Tas Thornhill and baby of Gulf spent the day with Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Thornhill Sunday.
Miss Irene Burkhart has returned home from Richmond after a nice visit with Miss Mary Dee Both.
Miss Velma Smith is the guest of her brother and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Smith, of Gulf this week.
Mrs. Carroll Ryman enjoyed a surprise visit Sunday from her mother, Mrs. William Walker; her brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Walker, and her little niece, Lucille Carr, of Bay City.
Matagorda Tribune, March 16, 1923
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Stewart returned home Tuesday from Austin.
Mrs. Thomas Kain continues very ill at her home here.
Mrs. Boman at Gulf visited in Matagorda Thursday afternoon with Mrs. E. R. Inglehart.
Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt T. McIver are sojourning indefinitely in Dallas.
W. S. Stewart attended the I. O. O. F convention at Dallas this week, returning home Saturday.
Mrs. J. H. Stuckey returned home Tuesday from Gulf where she had visited friends for a few days.
The Methodist Sunday School is preparing an Easter program to be delivered Easter morning at the Methodist Church.
Mrs. Martin Funk of San Marcos arrived here Sunday for an indefinite visit with her mother, Mrs. Mary Bruce and other relatives.
Mr. Arthur Culver and little son, Arthur Jr. of Simpsonville, spent Tuesday and Wednesday in the home here of Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Culver.
Mrs. T. W. Davidson of Marshall arrived here Tuesday for a visit to her sister, Mrs. Mary Parris, and her brother, M. C. W. Burkhart and family.
Captain John Duffy and wife and daughter, Mesdames Henry Dugat and Clayton Watson went to Freeport Sunday through the Intercoastal Canal, in the Duffy launch.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Rosser of Arkansas, who is visiting Mrs. Rosser's people at Bay City, spent the day in Matagorda Wednesday with their aunt, Mrs. B. A. Ryman.
Messrs. F. L. and Chester Rugeley left Thursday for a brief visit to Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Livesay of Port Arthur after which Mr. F. L. Rugeley will recuperate his health in North Texas, while C. H. Rugeley will return to Matagorda.
The members of the Young People's Service League had for their guest Friday evening at the school auditorium, Miss Edith Parker of Houston who has charge of that work in this diocese. After she had given a splendid talk on the work, a Lenten supper was enjoyed, which was followed by various kinds of games.
Matagorda County Tribune, March 30, 1923
Mrs. J. H. Stuckey spent the day at Gulf Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Baker were Bay City visitors Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Burkhart visited friends in Bay City Friday and Saturday.
Mrs. Crawford, Miss Carla Crawford and Miss Velma Smith were in from Gulf Sunday.
Rev. W. W. Daup of Bay City, accompanied by his wife, held services at Christ's Episcopal church Sunday evening.
A. W. McNabb returned from Galveston Sunday where he had been to attend the reunion of the Scottish Rite Masons.
Mesdames J. H. Berg and Allen Guilbeau made a flying trip to Bay City Monday to meet relatives coming in on the B. & M.
Ivan Kain, who has been in Mexico for some time, arrived Thursday, responding to the message that his mother is very ill.
Mrs. Annie Austin, Mr. and Mrs. George Posey and baby daughter of Bay City visited Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Layton Sunday afternoon.
Rev. James F. Carter, presiding elder of the Methodist church, after holding quarterly conference at Gulf Saturday evening, held services in the Methodist church Sunday morning.
Miss Merle Berg and little niece Ellen Crow of Dallas arrived Monday for an indefinite visit to Miss Berg's mother, Mrs. J. H. Berg, and sisters, Mesdames Bosling and Guilbeau and Miss Irma Berg.
The couples attending an entertainment in Bay City Monday evening were Eric Culver and Miss Lucille Matilda Moseley. H. W. Mecklenburg and Miss Mary Culver, Stanley Rugeley and Miss Winnie Williams.
Quite a number of Matagordians motored to Gulf Monday and practically all the school children, to hear the music by the University of Texas Longhorn band, the band having spent a few hours at Gulf by invitation, and were treated to a noonday banquet, after which they came in to Matagorda and were driven over the town by friends. The band continued on to Bay City where they entertained at the opera house that evening.
Matagorda County Tribune, April 6, 1923
MATAGORDA, Texas. April 19,--Thursday afternoon, April 12, a glorious sunshine after a deluge of rain that morning, saw different ones wending their way to the home of Mrs. Carroll Ryman in response to an invitation from her and Mrs. B. A. Ryman, stating that they would entertain, beginning at 4 o'clock.
As the guests entered the pretty Ryman bungalow they were greeted with a smile and ushered in by Mrs. Carroll Ryman. Then began a very informal affair, and that very informal affair, and that very informality and simplicity of it all was the fascinating feature of the occasion.
There was an air of mystery as dainty pamphlets with dangling tiny pencils were passed. Daintoly handpainted on the covers of pamphlets was a rustic landscape of a cottage nestling in a green meadow with a long lane terminating at the foot of an apple tree in gorgeous pink blossoms and on the trunk of the gnarled tree were two carved hearts. Also a light is dawning! The request was made that each write something beneath the picture pertaining to it and here are a few of the different thoughts expressed: "The hearts on the tree suggest childish love. The red roofed house is the culmination of that love." "Two pierced hearts to walk through 'Love's lane' and live in the little love nest;" "There seems to be a little nest, out in the west and cupid has tried his skill on the apple tree;" "Lovers' Lane, a trysting tree and a cottage built for two;" "While strolling down this little lane one spring day I discovered the carved lovers' sign and I immediately decided that surely Stanley had been trying out a knife to advertise the good of F. L. Rugeley & Co." There were a number of others equally as interesting and now the hostesses desire the page to be turned and for the ladies to solve the mystery concealed there.
Again, Miss Janie Savage's skill was in evidence, for it was she that handpainted the covers for each in two blended hearts a little church was sketched and on the left side was the monogram, "W. C. W." and on the right "S. R. R." Above the hearts was the word, "Maying," below was the Roman letter "X" and over it six bells and it only took a minute to read that Winnie Williams and Stanley Rugeley would wed May sixteenth, 1923.
Even "Bookie" very suddenly unexpectedly appeared on the scene in a miniature form, although he had intimated that he was "only the goat that afternoon." Hearty congratulations were immediately extended the bride-elect and all eyes were bent on her as she was presented a handsome sterling silver sugar shell with gold bowl, by the hostesses. The pattern was of King Albert design--neat and beautiful.
The living and dining room were resplendent in wisteria blooms and amid this "pleasing to the eye" effect, dainty and delicious refreshments were served, consisting of sherbet topped with whipped cream and Marachino cherries, and angel food cake.
The personnel of this charming hospitality, as follows: Misses Winnie Williams, Janie Savage, Lila Thornhill, Bess Moberley, Myra Burke, Mary Culver, Aenone McNabb; Mesdames Darwin Williams, Houston Cheek, A. E. Duffy, S. L. Brown, C. W. Burkhart, F. L. Rugeley, C. M. Robbins, G. Smith, A. W. McNabb, W. C. Berg and the two hostesses.
Matagorda County Tribune, April 20, 1923
Mrs. J. H. Stuckey returned home Saturday from Navasota.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Baker spent Saturday in Bay City.
Misses Winnie Williams and Janie Savage went to Houston Sunday, returning home Wednesday.
"Uncle Henry" Serrill returned Friday from the Confederate veterans' reunion at New Orleans.
E. C. Baker returned Tuesday from an important business trip to Austin.
Mrs. A. T. Drachenberg, Mrs. J. B. Hawkins and Miss Mary Culver are Houston goers this week.
Mrs. Goodwin Sterne was hostess Friday evening of the Service League of the Episcopal Church.
M. J. Smith and Miss Adelaide Smith are in Houston this week for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. T. DeWitt McIver have returned from an extended visit to Dallas.
Misses Bess Moberley and Aenone McNabb went to Houston Tuesday on a shopping expedition.
Clifford Lawhon is home from New York enjoying a visit with his wife and babies.
Mr. and Mrs. Whitney Marques have a nine-pound daughter in their home since Wednesday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Payne Walker of Bay City spent Sunday here with their sister, Mrs. Carroll Ryman.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Berg will have for their week-end visitor their son, W. C. Berg Jr. of Houston.
Mrs. J. Nye Ryman and children of Bay City and her sister, Mrs. Hatchett, and two children of Rusk Sundayed here with Mrs. B. A. Ryman.
A protracted meeting in the Methodist Church here is in session under the auspices of Rev. J. H. Stuckey, with Rev. N. H. Melba of Rockdale in the pulpit.
The officers elected for the new year in the Matagorda Mothers' Club are: Mrs. J. H. Stuckey, president; Mrs. E. C. Baker, vice president; Mrs. A. G. Baer, secretary; Mrs. H. P. Baxter, treasurer.
Mrs. M. E. Lawson, who has been in San Antonio and Houston for the winter, recuperating from a serious illness, returned home Saturday to the delight of her many friends here. She was accompanied by her son-in-law, G. A. Robbins of Houston.
About 20 guests responded to an invitation Thursday afternoon from Mesdames Carroll Ryman and B. A. Ryman at the lovely bungalow home of the former and the unique program revealed that this was an announcement party for Stanley Robbins Rugeley and Miss Winnie Catherine Williams, who will wed May 16, 1923. The entire afternoon was spent in a very delightful manner. A beautiful sterling silver sugar shell with gold bowl was presented Miss Williams by the hostesses as a souvenir of the occasion and hearty congratulations were extended the bride-elect. The finale to the event was delicious sherbet, topped with whipped cream and Marachino cherries and angel food cake. Those enjoying this delightful hospitality were the honoree and Misses Janie Savage, Lila Thornhill, Bess Moberley, Mary Culver, Myra Burke, Aenone McNabb; Mesdames C. M. Robbins, Frank L. Rugeley, S. L. Brown, Amos E. Duffy, G. Smith, S. H. Cheek, Darwin M. Williams, Charles Burkhart, Will C. Berg, A. W. McNabb.
Matagorda County Tribune, April 27, 1923
J. M. Smith and sister, Miss Adelaide Smith, returned home from Houston Monday.
Miss Velma Smith went to Galveston Wednesday to visit her sister, Mrs. Robert Blakeway.
Captain and Mrs. W. B. Gove enjoyed a week end visit from their son, Penn Gove of Austin.
The "Melody Six" of Bay City gave a dance here Tuesday evening at the I. O. O. F. Hall.
Mr. and Mrs. Green Savage and two children of Clemville visited with Mrs. Fannie Savage here Sunday.
Mrs. Palmer of Palacios is visiting her husband, whose headquarters are here as secretary of the Mudshell company.
Mrs. Lloyd Kniesley and baby arrived here from Galveston Wednesday for a visit to her mother, Mrs. Lon Ellis.
A little son came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Nini Tuesday morning.
Miss Pauline Thornhill left this week for Dallas and other interior towns to visit among relatives for several months.
Mrs. and Mrs. S. Houston Cheek had for their guests this week-end their brother, Bryan Cheek, who returned to Freeport Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Thrasher and baby, Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Inglehart and little girl motored to Bay City for the day Thursday.
Mrs. John Caldwell and children returned to their home at Freeport Saturday after a delightful visit with her sister, Mrs. C. W. Burkhart.
Messrs. and Mesdames Moore, Amos Lee, Paris Smith, Mrs. Chas. Tew and Austin Lee of Bay City attended the Methodist revival services here Monday evening.
The Rev. N. H. Melbert, who has been holding a revival in the Methodist church here, closed the meeting Tuesday evening and immediately took his departure for Rockdale.
Mrs. Annie Lea Whitwer of Brownsville is visiting her aunt, Mrs. George Wall, of this village.
Quite a few Gulf people have been attending the revival services here, among whom are Mr. and Mrs. Crawford, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Smith, Dr. and Mrs. Bomar, Mrs. Kelly and daughter, Mrs. Scott and others.
Mrs. August Drachenberg of Gulf had a gathering of Matagorda young women at her home Saturday at 1 p. m. for a complimentary rose luncheon to Miss Mary Culver, which proved to be a most enjoyable affair, for the fact was revealed to her intimate friends present that Miss Culver will be united in marriage to Hilmer W. Mecklenburg of Gulf, May 9, 1923. Forty-two was the main feature of entertainment, and as honor guest, Miss Culver was presented with a Pyrex dish by the hostess. A delicious three-course luncheon was served and the finale and most important was the announcement to her intimate friends there, who were her mother, Mrs. G. B. Culver, Mesdames Lloyd Kniesley of Galveston; A. E. Thrasher, S. H. Cheek, Misses Aeone McNabb, Lila Thornhill, Myra Burke, Vadys Bedford, Winnie Williams, Lucile Pannill, Matilda Moseley and Bess Moberley.
Matagorda County Tribune, May 4, 1923
As friends were visiting, one with the other, it seemed to honor our two girls whose weddings are happening so close together, not to be out done Mrs. S. L. Brown entertained for them Wednesday, May 2, having for her guests the two bride elects and her Sunday School class, which is composed of these girls school companions with a few others. The reporter has been unable to obtain particulars the only information being that "Mrs. Brown is an ideal hostess and the party was lovely."
Following Mesdames and Baker and Kneisley's shower for Miss Culver May 1, Mrs. Amos Duffy, Miss Will McNabb and Miss Aenone McNabb entertained for Miss Williams with a cream chicken course, consisting of cream chicken, Saratoga chips, sandwiches, apricot mousse, cake and ice tea.
As the couples entered the dining room they found place cards upon which was written "Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow you may marry." They were told that they could take their plates and roam at will about the place, others farther out into the yard where they scattered out and enjoyed the viands to the fullest, keeping up a pleasant chatter all the while. They were Stanley Rugeley, Miss Williams, "Mickey" Mecklenburg, Miss Culver; Bill Thornhill, Miss Janie Savage; Claude Lawhon, Miss McNabb; Lloyd Coffee, Miss Moberley; Hillery Sandlin, Miss Thornhill; Eric Culver, Miss Pannill; Wadsworth Rugeley, Miss Moseley; George Stewart, Miss Baird; Calvin Baker, Miss Burke; Austin Savage, Miss Bedford; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Houston Cheek; Mr. and Mrs. Darvin Williams; Mrs. Lloyd Kneisley.
Misses Culver, Williams, Pannill and their escorts upon leaving Mrs. Duffy's, immediately hied themselves to another dinner given in Mr. Mecklenburg and Miss Culver's honor by Mrs. J. B. Hawkins. This seemed to be a rest from the other parties of the afternoon and evening as they sat and chatted until served to the following delicious luncheon: Club house sandwiches, parfait, rocks and ice tea. Others of this gathering were Mr. and Mrs. G. .B. Culver, Mr. and Mrs. Ned Culver, Mr. and Mrs. Drachenberg of Gulf and Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Hawkins.
Miss Lila Thornhill asked Miss Winnie Williams to spend the day with her Tuesday, May 8, and Winnie asked some of her intimate girl friends "don't you wish you were invited out for the day?" and they only smiled in reply. All unsuspectingly she went the Thornhill residence at the time set and she and Lila chatted contentedly until finally Miss Thornhill said, "I guess it is time to see about dinner. I expect there are some beans and bread" and with that she drew aside the portieres between the living and dining room and Winnie fell back in surprised bewilderment as she gazed on their usual bunch of girl companions standing around the dining table that was groaning under a delicious turkey dinner and a large wedding cake with pink candles and green ribbon streamers from which trophies were drawn; the color motif of pink and green predominated in the dining room and on the buffet there were green candles tied with pink maline bows.
This proved to be a delightful affair and the laugh was on Winnie for was not the very ones she tried to tease right there with her "to spend the day?" A beautiful piece of lingerie was presented Miss Williams by the hostess and she was the happiest and merriest of all the happy and merry bunch.
And this was the final to all the beautiful hospitalities given, one after the other, for Miss Williams and Miss Culver, two of our well beloved daughters.
Matagorda County Tribune, May 18, 1923
S. J. Berg was a Galveston visitor Sunday for the bathing revue.
Mrs. Jack Ellerkamp was hostess to the "42" club Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin P. Layton made one of their frequent visits to Bay City Tuesday morning.
Miss Estelle Hall and Mr. Simpson of Freeport attended the Culver-Mecklenburg wedding here Wednesday evening.
Mrs. Amos Duffy and children and Mrs. J. O. Taylor and baby went to Houston Thursday by auto route.
Mrs. M. A. Savage of Bay City is visiting her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Fannie Savage, of this place, this week.
Mrs. A. W. McNabb and son, John B., are leaving Friday for an indefinite visit to her mother, Mrs. B. W. Brashear, of Hearne.
Austin Lee and mother, Mrs. Amos Lee, and Mrs. James Gillett, of Bay City spent Saturday evening here with Mrs. Lee's mother, Mrs. A. E. Baxter.
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Thornhill, Miss Lila Thornhill and Miss Bess Moberley left Thursday morning in the Thornhill car for a trip to Chappell Hill returning home Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Kneisley and little son returned to their home at Galveston Thursday after a visit here with relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Smith, Mrs. J. M. Smith, Miss Velma Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Watson autoed to Galveston Saturday to attend the revue and to visit with relatives. The party returned home Monday.
Rev. Granville Storey and daughter, Miss Bess, of Bay City, and his two married daughters, Mrs. M. McClure and two children, Mary and Frances, of Virginia, and Mrs. D. Smith and daughter, Mildred, of California, spent Monday evening in Matagorda, Mr. Storey filling his appointment here with the Presbyterians.
Matagorda County Tribune, May 24, 1923
Mrs. J. H. Stuckey returned home Friday from Saint Jo.
Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin Sterne visited Galveston this week.
E. S. Moberley, Miss Bess Moberley and Mrs. Lou Ellis visited Houston Wednesday.
Miss Willie Lou Ellis is visiting her brother and wife at Damon Mound.
Miss M. E. Watson of Chappell Hill is the guest of Miss Lila Thornhill.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Baker returned Friday from a trip to Galveston.
Mrs. C. W. Burkhart is visiting her sister, Mrs. John Commack, at East Columbia.
Miss Elizabeth Ellis of Houston spent the day Thursday with her mother, Mrs. Lou Ellis.
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Phillips and family are moving this week to Caney, their old home.
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Inglehart have their son, Cecil, of Houston, visiting with them this week.
Miss Velma Smith visited Miss Virginia Ryman and Miss Velma Wilkins of Bay City for the week-end.
W. C. Berg, Jr., will be home from Houston Saturday and Sunday, visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Berg.
Mrs. A. E. Duffy will entertain the Forty-two Club with an open night party Wednesday, giving the members' husbands an opportunity to attend.
Captain and Mrs. W. B Gove have gone to Austin to spend the summer with their daughter and son, Mrs. O. O. Norwood and Penn Gove.
Rev. Andrew Smith and daughter, Miss Norma Smith, of Lampasas, and Miss Pansy Carpenter of Wharton visited Wednesday and Thursday with Mesdames G. B. Culver and J. M. Smith.
Mrs. Morgan Smith was hostess to the Methodist Ladies Aid Society Tuesday afternoon for the monthly social meeting. The hours were spent in conversation, concluded with a chicken salad course.
Friday when school closed the teachers took the first, second, third, fourth and fifth grades picnicing out on the Matagorda-Gulf road, where they romped until tired and were then served refreshments by their hostesses.
Matagorda County Tribune, June 1, 1923
Mrs. McLafferty is spending the week in Houston.
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Savage are visiting in Bay City this week.
Miss C. C. Burkhart is in Bay City this week on business.
Mrs. Carroll Ryman and baby of Big Hill Sundayed in town.
Mr. Harold Carter of Bay City autoed to Matagorda Friday evening.
Mrs. Green Savage and daughter are visiting Mrs. R. O. Middlebrook of Clemville.
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Poole, Jr., and children autoed to Matagorda Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Williams attended the W. O. W. picnic at Palacios Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. G. C. McElvy of Rosenberg arrived Wednesday for a visit with relatives.
Miss Callie Gove is leaving for San Marcos today to attend summer normal.
Mrs. Bateman of Palacios visited her son, Professor, O. L. Bateman at this place, the past week.
Miss Tenie Holmes of Bay City was the guest of Mrs. B. A. Ryman for several days this week.
J. N. Ryman has gone to Rusk to see his family, who are visiting relatives there.
Rev. M. Banks of Eagle Lake and Rev. Joseph Carden of this place exchanged pulpits Sunday.
Miss Lucille Duffy returned home Monday from a pleasant visit of several days to relatives at Palacios.
Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin Sterne, Miss Rose Sterne and Pheldro Southwell arrived home Sunday from Hugo, Oklahoma, Nellie Earle of Mission and Miss Ohlar Leeds of Wharton were Miss Minnie Phillips guests this week.
Louise Williams and Annie Ruth Ellis, two little school girls, left Monday for Houston for a summer vacation with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. George B. Culver and little daughter, Mary, returned home Sunday from San Marcos and Austin.
Miss Elizabeth Gilbert arrived from Bay City Thursday and was the guest of Mrs. Amos Duffy for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Davis and two children left Saturday for their summer vacation. Their destination is North Texas and Kansas.
Mrs. A. C. Bruce and grandchild, Hazel Bruce, have gone to San Marcos to visit Mrs. Bruce's daughter, Mrs. M. J. Funk.
Rev. and Mrs. L. E. Selfridge and children and Mrs. Magill autoed to Matagorda Wednesday evening and after church with the Presbyterians, returned to Bay City.
Mrs. W. R. Franz and son-in-law, Mr. Bob Tillman, came from Bay City to Matagorda in a buggy Thursday afternoon and remained until the following day.
Mrs. C. M. Robbins of Beaumont came Wednesday to remain while Mrs. Fred McC. Robbins is ill. Mrs. Robbins still continues very, very low with typhoid fever to the regret of everyone.
The Mother's Club put on a play here by amateurs Thursday evening entitled, "The Sweet Girl Graduates," and they realized $35.85 clear profit, the same to go toward a fence for the High School building. The play was fine, the specials splendid, but nothing surpassed the inspiring music on violin and piano by Mr. Davis and Mrs. Schindler.
Friday night at the Odd Fellows auditorium the graduating exercises took place. Rev. D. S. Burke opened with prayer; Wadsworth Rugeley was valedictorian; Rev. L. E. Selfridge of Bay City made a splendid talk and the audience was again delighted with music by the parties of the evening before. There were several recitations. Rev. Joseph Carden presented the diplomas.
Kathryn Moberley was five years old Thursday, and begged "muver" for a party which was granted her. A mad frolic of outdoor games by "Miss Kathryn and her playmates was followed by toothsome ice cream and cake which ended the day's pleasure for Carmen Savage, Willie Lou Ellis, Yvonne Decruz, Bertha Robidoux, Edith Moberley, Janet Schindler; Herman Swadley, Frances Savage, Leonard Walker, Edward Lewis Zipprian.
A sail to the Gulf, a plunge in the surf and a feast on the boat by moonlight while sailing homeward was the order of the day Saturday for a lively party of young people and chaperones who derived great joy from the outing by the seaside. They were Mr. and Mrs. Whitney Marques, Mr. and Mrs. Green Savage, Mesdames Temple Lide, W. J. Phillips, J. B. Hawkins, M. J. Collins; Misses Nellie Early, Ohlar Leads, Beth and Minnie Phillips, Nellie and Minnie Murdock, Irene Burkhart, Belle Smith, Glendora Schindler, Jo Berg, Cottie Savage, Fannie Nolte, Willie Gottschalk, Elmer and Louise Phillips, Annie Dora Hawkins; Messrs. Jacob and Guy Smith, Leslie Duffy, Roland Smith, Eric and Ned Culver, Frank and Cyrus Smith, Sydney Schindler, and Dinsmore Williams.
Mrs. Harold Swagerty and Mrs. Maggie Collins gave their little sister, Tassie Kain, a party Thursday evening, it being her ninth birthday. They played many games, winding up with being blindfolded and pinning an arm on a man. Marjorie Bruce pinned the arm nearer right than any and for so doing, was allowed to cut the large birthday cake which she was very proud to do. A variety of cake and punch was served to the following little girls: Marjorie Bruce, Vadys Bedford, Eva Murdock, Annie Dora Hawkins, Mollie Belle Yeamans, Gladys Bruce, Olice Swadley, Doris Grant, Pearle Yeamans, Dollie Schindler, Loraine Bruce, Elinor Inglehart, Tassie Kain and baby Marguerite Swagerty, not quite a year old, who thought the whole affair was for her benefit.
Miss Jessie May Serrill was the charming hostess of the West End Sewing Circle Wednesday afternoon and as is usual, everyone had a lovely time sewing and chatting. There were only nine present beside the hostess, as quite a few are away on their vacations. The nicest sandwiches and iced grape juice was the finale to the evening's pleasure.
Mrs. E. C. Baker had the Junior League meet with her at the pavilion Monday afternoon. The hours were spent in skiff rowing, crabbing and inhaling the invigorating sea breezes. Then they were sat down to a feast fit for a queen, which consisted of stuffed eggs, salads, sandwiches, fried chicken, pickles, cake and "Adam's ale" on ice. Night nearly caught them as they reached home. Those enjoying the charming hospitality were Rita Inglehart, Vadys Bedford, Bessie and Kathryn Moberley, Valerie Smith, Mabel Schindler, Annie Dora Hawkins, Mary Culver, AEone McNabb, Alice Murdock, Alice Burke, Myra Burke, Eva Murdock; Bennie Stribling, Penn Gove, Calvin Baker, Aubrey Bedford, Ira Stribling, Truman Murdock and Rev. and Mrs. D. S. Burke.
Matagorda County Tribune, June 4, 1915
Miss Muta Serrill was in town from Gulf Sunday.
F. L. Rugeley has returned from Glenrose and Wichita Falls.
Mrs. Lonnie McCollum and Miss Dorothy Emmel are visiting in Houston.
Mrs. A. W. McNabb and son, John, returned Monday from Hearne.
Miss Velma Smith accompanied a party of Gulf friends to Houston on Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Malcolm Williams returned home from Houston Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Rugeley returned home Monday from their honeymoon journey.
Rev. Stuckey and Mrs. J. H. Stuckey attended district conference Thursday and Friday at East Bernard.
F. C. Bruce of Balmorhea visited relatives in this, his old home town, the past week.
Zuch Serrill who visited his sister Mrs. J. Moberley of Tuscaloosa, Ala., has returned home.
Mrs. C. C. Inglehart is visiting her daughters, Mesdames Arnold and Kleska of Bay City.
Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Brooks and Miss Alma Harrison of Wharton paid Mrs. F. L. Rugeley a flying visit Sunday.
Lawrence Burkhart went by automobile to Victoria this week to see his cousins, Misses Bettie and Nannie Braman, there.
A few days since Mr. and Mrs. Ned Culver and Miss Myra Burke, made up a trio going to Galveston.
Messrs. Clifford Lawhon, Claude Lawhon, W. C. Berg Jr. and Robert Ellis, made up a party motoring to Houston Sunday afternoon.
Misses Pearl and Hattie Patterson have returned to their home near Bay City, after spending the week with Mrs. A. G. Baer.
Messrs. Hillery Sandlin, Sam Houston Cheek and Bryan Cheek left Sunday in automobiles for Meridian, Bosque County, where they will spend several weeks.
Mrs. E. R Inglehart, Leonard and Elizabeth Inglehart, accompanied Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Thrasher and little son to Houston in their car Saturday, where they visited until Monday with relatives.
Members of the Bay City and Gulf Service League were guests of the local league Tuesday evening at the I. O. O. F. hall. There was music and dancing and forty-two, followed by refreshments, which was the finals of the league meetings for the summer.
Some juveniles gave a benefit garden party Tuesday evening on the premises of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Ryman's home. A nice program was rendered by the little tots, including a butterfly dance, the babes in the woods, the clown dance and several readings after which refreshments were sold for the American relief fund.
Matagorda County Tribune, June 8, 1923
Mrs. Fannie Savage is visiting at Laredo, Texas.
Mrs. J. B. Hawkins and daughter have returned from San Marcos.
Dr. B. A. Phillips has returned from a brief trip to Galveston.
Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Rugeley are in Galveston and Houston indefinitely.
Mr. and Mrs. Emory Goodman of Houston visited Matagorda Monday and Tuesday.
Miss Lila Thornhill left Monday for San Marcos, where she will spend several weeks.
Mrs. Lyda Moberley and family spent Thursday evening in Bay City visiting relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Baker and Mrs. Lon Ellis were Palacios goers this week.
Mrs. George Wall has gone to the Rio Grande Valley for her summer vacation.
Mesdames George B. Culver and Ed. Baker attended the Federation of Women's Clubs at Blessing.
Mrs. Eliza Ryman of Bay City visited her sister, Mrs. Jennie Phillips, and family this week.
Mrs. E. C. Baker has for her guest this week Mrs. Slaughter of Houston Heights, who formerly resided here.
Miss Pauline Thornhill has returned from interior Texas, accompanied by Mrs. Nona Watson of Houston.
G. T. Sargent left Saturday for Kerrville to visit his wife, who is sojourning there for the benefit of her health.
Jesse Matthews of Caney, Mrs. Matthews and their daughter, Mrs. W. L. Penny, and little son of Houston were guests of Mrs. M. E. Lawson here Sunday.
Miss Bertha Funk started Saturday for Canyon City where she will spend the summer. She will stop in Bay City for a brief visit with Mrs. J. A. Bruce.
Edward Rugeley of New Haven, Conn., will come Wednesday for a visit to the members of his family, Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Rugeley's family, after an absence of several years.
Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Williams, Mrs. W. E. Williams and Lonnie McCollum went to Houston Thursday evening by auto in response to a message that Mrs. McCollum had happened to an auto accident.
The local cemetery association met at the residence of Mrs. M. E. Lawson Monday afternoon and elected the following officers for the year: Mrs. Will Berg, president; Mrs. George Culver, vice president; Mrs. A. W. McNabb, secretary and treasurer.
Miss Virginia Ryman, who has been spending a few days with her grandmother, returned to Bay City Monday, where she will join her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Ryman, on a trip to the Southwestern University at Georgetown for its annual "homecoming."
Students returning from various educational institutions for the summer are: Preston Williams, who is in training at Galveston for a druggist; Miss Annia Dora Hawkins, who recently graduated from San Marcos high school; Roy Traylor, from Agricultural and Mechanical College, College Station and Arthur Stewart from the State University at Austin.
The Methodist Sunday School children accompanied by several of the teachers, had a wild time picnicking near the Colorado River bridge, seven miles distant, Wednesday. They pulled all the stunts peculiar to a woodland frolic, winding up with an appetizing and sumptuous basket luncheon.
Matagorda County Tribune, June 15, 1923
Miss Dorothy Vernon Emmel has returned from Houston.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Baker spent Monday in Bay City.
Mrs. Arthur Gottschalk was hostess of the "42" club Wednesday afternoon.
Lloyd Coffee, Miss Bess Moberley and Mrs. Louise Ellis autoed to Palacios Sunday.
Miss Tenie Holmes of Bay City was the guest of Mrs. B. A. Ryman for several days this week.
Mrs. Will C. Berg is spending a few days with her cousin, Mrs. Amos Lee, of Bay City.
Sargent Pearson of San Antonio is visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Sargent, his uncle and aunt.
Wadsworth Rugeley is in Houston at the bedside of his father, F. L. Rugeley, who is ill at the Baptist sanitarium there.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Thrasher and little son of Gulf spent Sunday here with Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Inglehart and family.
Mrs. C. E. Gilbert and daughters, Misses Gertrude and Elizabeth, of Houston, are in town visiting Mrs. Gilbert's married daughter, Mrs. Amos Duffy.
Rev. James Flemming Carter, presiding elder of the Brenham district, held the third quarterly conference here for the Methodists and preached Saturday night and Sunday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Thornhill, "Bill" and Miss Pauline Thornhill have returned from Independence, where they went to attend the funeral of Mrs. Mary McCreary of Dallas Friday.
Mrs. J. P. Parris and children and Miss Willie Lee Otin of Eldorado, Ark., are here since Friday, to spend the summer in this, Mrs. Parris' old home town.
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Lawhon, Miss Aenone McNabb and Claude Lawhon have returned from a delightful jaunt to Elgin, Austin and other interior Texas towns.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Thornhill and family had for their welcome guests this week, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Owens and daughter of Dallas and Mrs. T. J. Thornhill and daughter, Miss Laura Thornhill, of San Antonio.
Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Funk of San Marcos, Mrs. J. B. Hawkins and daughter, Miss Anna Dora, of this place, and Miss Elizabeth Regan of San Antonio all arrived here Thursday afternoon in Mr. and Mrs. Frank's car, coming from San Marcos. The three visitors will spend a couple of weeks here with relatives.
Mrs. E. C. Baker and Mrs. Jesse Landrum tendered Miss Sue Yeamans, a June bride-elect-- a miscellaneous shower Friday evening at the home of the bride's parents. She received many beautiful and useful gifts for housekeeping. Among those present were Mrs. Landrum, Miss Grace Landrum, Mrs. Slaughter, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Baker, Mr. and Mrs. John Moran, Mrs. Nora Watkins and others.
Alfred Cook and Miss Sue Yeamans were united in the holy bonds of matrimony at 2 o'clock p. m. Sunday at the home of the bride's parents, Rev. F. A. Rhea of Gulf officiating. Miss Willie Gottschalk, aunt of the bride, made the living room beautiful for the occasion, using Shasta daisies and asparagus ferns. The bride looked sweet in white organdie with bouquet of daisies and ferns, and the groom splendid in the usual dark suit. The attendants were Calvin Baker, best man, and Miss Pearl Yeamans, maid of honor. Following the ceremony a sumptuous wedding luncheon was served, then as the couple was ready to say good-bye, the bride pitched her bouquet among the girls, and Miss Grace Landrum captured it. They will visit Texas City, Houston and Galveston, after which they will take up their residence here in their native town. "Alfred" is the only son of Mrs. Nora Watkins and is esteemed and liked by every one for his many good qualities and integrity and uprightness in all things. He is at present in the employ of the E. C. Baker grocery business. Mrs. Cook is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Yeamans and a fine young woman in every way. She has made many friends as assistant post mistress here by her gentle courtesies to all. They have hosts of warm friends here who wish them a long, happy married life.
Those attending the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Gus Gottschalk, Miss Willie Gottschalk, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Cross, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Landrum, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Duffy, Mrs. Duke and daughters, Mrs. George Raymond, Mr. and Mrs. Carey Ogden, Bay City; Mr. and Mrs. John Moran, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Baker, Miss Grace Landrum, Miss Tessie Yeamans, Asa and Jim Yeamans, Mrs. Nora Watkins, Calvin Baker, Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Yeamans and family.
Matagorda County Tribune, June 22, 1923
Miss Louise Phillips has returned from West Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Rugeley were Bay City visitors Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Houston Cheek went to Houston Saturday.
Miss Velma Smith visited in Gulf for the week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie McCollum have returned home from Houston.
Dr. and Mrs. E. E. Scott of Bay City, visited Matagorda friends Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Smith of Gulf spent Sunday with his mother, Mrs. J. M. Smith.
Mrs. George Sargent has returned from an extended sojourn in Kerrville and San Antonio.
Morgan Smith and sister, Miss Adelaide Smith, spent all this week in Houston.
Mr. and Mrs. Parker Robbins and little son were in town Friday from Gulf.
Professor H. Engelking and Leonard Inglehart were Houston visitors in Mrs. Engleking's car this week.
Edward Rugeley and his grandmother, Mrs. C. M. Robbins, visited friends in Bay City Thursday.
Mrs. J. P. Parris, who with her children is summering here, made a trip to Houston this week.
The local Episcopal Young People's Service League members had a cake and coffee sale Saturday afternoon.
Miss D. M. Williams visited in Sealy and on her return was accompanied by Mrs. Marvin Scott of Bay City.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Boesling have for their guests from San Antonio this week their little nephew and niece, Ralph and Juanita Buller.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lee of Aransas Pass have taken up their residence here temporarily and are domiciled in the old J. F. Williams' home.
Miss Emmie Parris goes to Camp Allen as delegate for the Episcopal Young People's Service League and is accompanied by her friend, Miss Gladys Bruce.
Mrs. Louise Ellis, Willie Lou Ellis, Mrs. Lydia Moberley, Miss Bess Moberley, Eileen, Oscar, Minnie and Edith Moberley left Monday for a vacation at Galveston and Houston.
Rev. and Mrs. J. H. Stuckey have been going back and forth all the week to Gulf, where Rev. Mr. Melbert of Rockdale is holding a revival meeting for the Methodists.
Mrs. Amos Lee of Bay City and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lee of West Columbia motored to Matagorda Friday morning to bring Mrs. Will C. Berg, who had been visiting Mrs. Lee.
Mesdames G. B. Culver and J. B. Hawkins, Eric Culver, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Funk, Misses Annie Dora Hawkins and Elizabeth Regan went to Palacios for an outing Saturday evening and after a picnic luncheon by the "sad sea waves," returned home.
Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin Sterne had for their guests in their auto to Houston a few days since Mr. and Mrs. Billie Ballen and Miss Elmer Phillips. Master Dalzel McElvy returned to Matagorda with the party.
Mr. and Mrs. Law DeWitt and baby of Baytown and Mrs. Hamilton Savage of near Bay City came over from Tadmor Friday, the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred McC. Robbins, three miles west across the Colorado, where they had been visiting. They were en route to their homes and were accompanied as far as this place by their brother, Palmer Robbins.
Miss Lucile Duffy, who has been teaching expression at Uvalde for some time, has returned home for the summer months.. Her many friends are delighted to have her among them again.
Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Funk, after a delightful visit of two weeks among near relatives in this, their native town, left Wednesday morning in their car for their return to their home at San Marcos.
Matagorda County Tribune, June 29, 1923
Mr. and Mrs. Whitney Marques and baby have moved to Houston.
Attorney W. D. Wilson of Bay City was a Matagorda visitor Monday.
Miss Irene Burkhart is visiting Miss Mary Dee Boothe near Richmond.
Misses Ethel Raymond and Gertrude Sterling are visiting relatives at Blessing.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Burkhart made a flying trip to Bay City Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. A. E. Thrasher and baby, Elwin, of Gulf, spent Tuesday here with relatives.
Cards from Miss Emmis Parris at Camp Allen affirm an instructive and wonderful time.
Mr. and Mrs. Routte and Miss Blanche Routte of Chappell Hill are visiting relatives in Gulf and Matagorda.
Quite a number of Matagordians went to Palacios in autos to help that town celebrate the glorious Fourth.
Mrs. Will Watkins and daughter, Miss Rita, of Gulf, spent Sunday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Gottschalk here.
A benefit garden party by the members of Cemetery association, on the C. W. Burkhart lawn, is booked for Friday night.
Dr. and Mrs. Bomar and family of Gulf passed through town Sunday en route to the beach for a dip in the surf.
Mrs. B. A. Ryman spent the Fourth in Bay City with her son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Nye Ryman, and family.
Mrs. C. C. Inglehart and Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Taylor and little son have returned from Brenham, where they spent the past several weeks with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Smith and baby daughter of Winchester were the welcome guests of Mr. Smith's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Smith, from Monday until Wednesday.
Rev. and Mrs. J. H. Stuckey have returned from interior Texas and accompanying them were Mrs. Wallace Largent and little girl of Navasota, charming daughter and granddaughter of the couple.
Mrs. S. L. Brown had for her guests from Monday until Saturday her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Carver, and three children, and her mother, Mrs. W. C. Butler, all of Helena, Texas.
Mrs. T. S. Dunnam and Mrs. W. J. Dunnam and son, "Bill," of Fostoria and Frances Helen Brown of Cat Springs visited Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Brown and family for the week-end. Mrs. W. J. Dunnam is Mr. Brown's sister.
Robert Blakenay of Galveston came overland in car Wednesday to spend the evening with is wife, who is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Smith. He was accompanied by his friend, Mr. Reed, of the Island City.
Misses Bertha Robidoux and Marguerite Byars were the hostesses Saturday evening for dancing and games at the home of Mrs. W. E. Williams, from 8 to 10 o'clock.
Matagorda County Tribune, July 13, 1923
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Calhoun of Pharr visited relatives here the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. Lon McCollum and Miss Dorothy Emmel have returned from Houston.
Mr. and Mrs. Whitney Marques, who went to Houston to reside, have returned home.
Mrs. J. P. Parris and three children are leaving in a few days for Austin.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred McC. Robbins passed through town Sunday en route home from Bay City..
Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Culver went to Galveston and Texas City Tuesday for a brief visit.
Mrs. J. M. Smith, Miss Velma Smith, Miss Annie Dora Hawkins and Martin Foster visited Wharton Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Billie Bellew, Miss Elmer Phillips and Brahan Frazier attended the ball at Wharton Monday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Moore of San Antonio who are summering in Bay City were Matagorda visitors Tuesday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Pennington and family, who moved to Vanderbilt a few months ago, have returned to live here.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Blakeway of Galveston were here for the week-end with Mrs. Blakeway's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Smith.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Boesling and baby boy who have been spending the week with near relatives at San Antonio have returned home.
Mrs. Dora Raymond of Port Lavaca, a former resident of this place, is in town after many years, spending a few days with relatives.
Mrs. S. L. Brown entertained her Sunday school class of young girls and a few others at Gulf Thursday evening with a picnic supper.
Mrs. Will Watkins and daughter, Miss Rita Watkins, have returned from Houston.
W. C. Berg Jr., who has been spending his vacation here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Berg, is leaving Sunday for his return to Houston.
Mrs. Pearl Davis and two children of Wolfe City, who have been visiting friends here, left Monday for a sojourn of several weeks at Palacios.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Crow and two little girls of Dallas, who have been visiting here for the past month with relatives, left Wednesday by auto for their return home.
Every one here having cars attended the annual barbecue at Gulf Saturday evening. Various amusements, such as baseball, foot races and dancing, kept the 2500 guests from over the county, entertained until midnight.
Mr. and Mrs. S. Ray and three children of Dallas, after several days here, continued their journey to Palacios, where they will spend a week or more before passing on to other towns while on their summer outing.
The Methodist Church league members of Bay City came to Matagorda Tuesday afternoon, chartered a boat and went across the bay for a plunge in the gulf. They had supper by moonlight on board before returning.
Reverend George who is substituting for Reverend Granville Storey in the Presbyterian Church at Bay City during Mr. Storey's vacation, gave the Presbyterians and others here the pleasure of hearing one of his missionary sermons. He has recently returned from Persia.
Elbert Moberley's two little girls, Edith and Minnie, have returned from Houston and were accompanied by Mrs. O. J. Howard and children, who will visit relatives here.
Matagorda County Tribune, August 3, 1923
Mrs. George Sargent spent Thursday at Gulf.
Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Culver and Mr. and Mrs. "Mickey" Mecklenburg visited Simpsonville Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Gottschalk are moving to town Wednesday from their country home near Gulf.
Mrs. A. B. Lorino and children and Finley Robidoux of Houston are in Matagorda visiting relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Cross and baby and Miss Grace Landrum are spending the week in Houston.
E. P. McElvy and little son and Frank Phillips came over from Houston to spend Saturday with relatives.
Mrs. J. H. Stuckey and two daughters, Mrs. Largent and Miss Ruth Stuckey, and the little granddaughter visited Gulf Tuesday.
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Rugeley here are delighted to have them home again after their long absence.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Gove, who have been visiting their daughters at Austin and San Antonio for the summer have returned home.
Mrs. Eliza Reiman of Bay City visited Mrs. Jennie Phillips here, and on her return home Friday was accompanied by her niece, Miss Elmer Phillips.
Mrs. J. Nye Ryman and three children, Miss Virginia, Eldredge and Barbara, have returned to Bay City after spending several days here with Mrs. B. A. Ryman.
Mrs. J. M. Smith and Miss Velma Smith of Matagorda accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Carson and Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Smith of Gulf to Palacios Sunday for an outing.
Four cars, manned by G. B. Culver of this place, Mr. Sisson of Palacios and Messrs. Mecklenburg and Gage of Gulf, conveyed a party of friends to West Columbia Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. McNabb and family are moving to the county capital this week, where they expect to reside during the remainder of his term of office as judge of Matagorda County.
Mrs. J. H. Stuckey, Elbert Moberley and Miss Myra Burke autoed to Bay City Saturday night to meet Mrs. Wallace Largent and little girl and Miss Ruth Stuckey of Navasota, who came on the B. and M. They will visit Rev. and Mrs. Stuckey for two weeks.
Miss Bertha Robidoux, Eleanor Inglehart, Emmie Parris, Gladys Bruce, Hazel Bruce, Marguerite Yeamans and Miss Sussex, from Wharton: Goodwin Phillips, "Jumbo" Williams, James Yeamans and others revealed in a glorious bath in the bay near Tiger Island, followed by a basket luncheon, Friday afternoon. The chaperons were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bruce and Mr. and Mrs. H. Engelking.
Matagorda County Tribune, August 17, 1923
Mrs. DeWitt McIver of Freeport visited here Sunday.
Mrs. Lyda Moberley and family and Mrs. Louise Ellis and family spent Saturday in Bay City with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Berg had visiting them Sunday and Labor Day their son, W. C. Berg Jr. of Houston.
Miss Bess Moberley is spending the month at Bay City with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Lee.
Miss Matilda Moseley of Jefferson and Miss Lucile Pannill of Scurry, teachers in the public school here, arrived this week.
Mrs. Mabel Bailey and daughter, Dorothy, of Bay City, visited relatives here for several days, returning to their home Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. McNabb and daughter, Evelyn, of Bay City, spent the afternoon here with relatives Monday.
Mrs. Melton Ellis and children left Monday for their home at Corsicana. They were accompanied by Miss Elizabeth Ellis.
Miss Lucile Duffy has gone to Eagle Pass to take up her winter work teaching in expression.
Miss Nellie Honeycut, Myrl Barr and E. R. Robinson of Houston were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Darwin M. Williams for the week-end.
Miss Merle Berg of Dallas arrived here Tuesday morning for an indefinite stay with her mother, Mrs. J. H. Berg, and her sister, Miss Irma Berg.
Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Rugeley and little son left Saturday for their return to their home at Wichita Falls after a two-weeks' visit here with Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Rugeley.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Ellis and two children of Park Place and Allen Ellis of Hull took advantage of Labor Day to visit their mother, Mrs. Louise Ellis, and family of this place.
Dr. and Mrs. Williams and Miss May Williams of Houston and Mr. and Mrs. Amos Lee of Bay City, whom they are visiting, all motored to Matagorda Monday and enjoyed a crabbing party on the banks of St. Mary's Bayou.
Miss Irene Burkhart and Mrs. C. W. Burkhart were joint hostesses Friday afternoon for a bridge party, having for their guests Matagorda and gulf ladies.
There were five tables and Mrs. Wilmer Chatham of Gulf won high score, while Mrs. George Riser of Gulf won low.
Mrs. Treichler of Gulf received the cut prize. A dainty salad course concluded the afternoon's hospitality.
Matagorda County Tribune, September 14, 1923
Mrs. Goodwin Sterne and nephew, Pheldro Southwell, have returned from San Antonio.
Miss Minnie Stoermer of Lolita is here spending the winter with Professor and Mrs. Rogers.
Julian T. Inglehart is attending the Traveling Men's Association at Des Moines, Iowa.
Miss Annie Dora Hawkins, who has been visiting friends in Galveston, has returned home.
Mrs. E. Nini and children visited friends in Galveston and Houston the past week.
G. B. Culver went to Corpus Christi with the Intercoastal Canal party a few days since.
Misses Bess Moberley and Aenone McNabb and Mr. Lloyd Coffee returned from Bay City Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Baer have had for their guest their brother, Leon Baer of San Antonio.
Mrs. O. O. Norwood of Austin arrived Tuesday for a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B Gove.
The Matagorda Mother's Club held its first meeting for the new school year Monday in the high school auditorium.
Misses Bertha Funk, Matilda Moseley, Lila Thornhill and Lucile Pannill and Professor H. Engelking returned home Saturday from Bay City.
Mrs. A. E. Duffy has invited the Ladies' Aid members of the Methodist Church to meet with her socially Monday afternoon.
Henry Rugeley, who has employment at Corsicana, came home Tuesday for a few days' stay with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Rugeley.
A. W. McNabb and son, J. B. McNabb, arrived home Sunday evening from St. Louis, Chicago and other points in the East.
Mrs. J. Otis Taylor and baby-son and her mother, Mrs. C. C. Inglehart, have returned from a visit of several days to relatives in Bay City.
After a delightful visit here, as a guest in the W. S. Stewart home, A. E. Arnim left Monday for his return to his home at Flatonia.
Mr. and Mrs. John Ottis and four children of Wadsworth spent the day here Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Parker.
Sam Ferrill, a popular "Knight of the Grip," interviewed business concerns here Thursday.
Schools for the fall term opened here Monday with a good enrollment.
Matagorda County Tribune, September 21, 1923
Mrs. May Brunner of Bay City visited here Saturday with old friends.
G. B. Culver of Matagorda is in Austin on business this week.
Dr. and Mrs. Bomar and son of Gulf, visited friends here Monday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Burkhart visited in Bay City Saturday.
The Matagorda Mother's Club was called in session Tuesday at the high school auditorium.
Arthur Stewart left Monday for his return to the State University for his third term.
Mrs. Lyda Moberley and Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Baker spent Friday with relatives in Bay City.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Zipprian's son, Charles Zipprian, is here from Fresno Cal., for an indefinite stay.
Miss Annie Dora Hawkins left Wednesday for San Marcos, where she will attend the State Normal.
Miss Jo Sargent was the charming hostess Thursday evening of the Matagorda-Gulf Bridge Club. Delicious refreshments were served at the conclusion of the games.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Nye, Ryman, Miss Virginia Eldredge and Barbara Ryman of Bay City visited in the home of Mrs. B. A. Ryman Sunday.
Roy Traylor, who has been here for the summer with his aunt, Mrs. E. P. Layton, left Tuesday for A. and M.
Mrs. Henry Dugat returned to her home at Freeport Sunday after a nice visit to her parents, Captain and Mrs. J. J. Duffy.
Mrs. A. E. Duffy entertained the members of the Methodist Ladies' Aid Monday afternoon.
Matagorda County Tribune, September 28, 1923
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Baker spent Monday in Bay City.
Mrs. Louise Ellis has gone to Park Place to spend the winter.
Mrs. Clement Serrill and child of San Antonio are here visiting relatives.
Captain W. B. Gove, wife and daughter, Mrs. O. O. Norwood, visited Gulf Monday.
Mrs. E. P. Layton, Mrs. Clayton Watson and Miss Velma Smith were Bay City visitors Saturday.
Justin Daspit of Corsicana is spending a few days here with old friends.
Mrs. B. A. Ryman was the guest Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Ryman of Bay City.
Willie Lou Ellis has gone to Galveston to visit with her sister, Mrs. Lloyd Kneisley.
Mrs. Georgia Klein of Wharton is the guest of her sister and family, Mrs. C. A. Bruce, here.
Mrs. Ross Watkins of Wadsworth was the guest of Mrs. Jesse Landrum for a few days.
The Matagorda I. O. O. F. encampment No. 100 will attend the Canton banquet at Bay City Saturday.
Mrs. Amos Lee and Mrs. W. E. McNabb and little girl were here from Bay City Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Smith, who have been sojourning at Barbers Hill, returned home Monday.
Matagorda County Tribune, October 5, 1923
G. B. Culver was a Galveston visitor Friday and Saturday.
Mrs. Hubert Smith of Gulf spent Friday morning here.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Williams motored in from Gulf Friday.
Mrs. Mickey Mecklenburg and Mrs. G. B. Culver visited Bay City Friday.
Mrs. J. B. Hawkins was hostess of the 42 club Wednesday afternoon.
Rev. and Mrs. Frank A. Rhea and children of Gulf were in town Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Miller of Mexia are here visiting the home folks and other relatives.
Mrs. O. R. Norwood and Mrs. W. B. Gove spent Friday afternoon in the county seat.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. McNabb and little daughter, Evelyn, of Bay City, were in town Sunday.
The Matagorda Mothers' Club held its monthly meeting in the school auditorium Tuesday afternoon.
S. L. Brown of the Lorino Brothers Fish and Oyster Company, visited Bay City Friday afternoon.
Mrs. H. C. Ellis of Francitas spent Friday and Saturday here.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Houston Cheek of Damon spent the week-end with her mother.
Miss Bessie Moberley, who has employment at Bay City, came home Saturday for the week-end with her mother.
Mrs. O. O. Norwood returned Monday to her home at Austin after a stay of three weeks with her parents, Captain and Mrs. W. B. Gove.
Mrs. Frank Crow and her two little girls left Monday for their return home in Dallas. They were accompanied by Miss Irma Berg as far as Houston.
Mesdames E. M. Williamson, Geo. Keene, Tetts, Stuart and Miss Davis and Master George Richard Keene of Bay City were Matagorda visitors Saturday afternoon.
Master Jack Gilmer of San Antonio, who is visiting in Bay City, came here Friday to spend the weekend with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Gove.
Matagorda County Tribune, October 12, 1923
Miss C. C. Inglehart visited Bay City Tuesday.
Mrs. E. P. Layton expects to attend the Dallas fair.
The Matagorda Mother's Club is planning a Hallowe'en entertainment.
Mrs. J. H. Stuckey spent Monday night at Gulf, with Mrs. Bomar.
E. R. Inglehart and A. E. Thrasher autoed to Bay City Monday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Brown of Gulf have a little son, born Friday.
Miss Irma Berg returned home Saturday from a brief visit to Dallas.
Mrs. Harold Inglehart and Mrs. J. Otis Taylor were Bay City visitors Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Culver visited their son, Arthur Culver, and wife Sunday at Simpsonville.
Mrs. Fannie Hamilton of Bay City is in town visiting her brother, George T. Sargent, and wife.
Mrs. B. A. Ryman and Miss Marjorie Dickinson spent Sunday in Bay City with the J. N. Rymans.
Miss Merle Berg is returning to Dallas this week after a stay of nearly two months with the home folks.
Mrs. Clayton Watson will entertain the Matagorda Forty-two club on Wednesday after which she will go to Freeport to visit her sister, Mrs. Henry Dugat.
Judge W. E. McNabb of Bay City visited his daughter, Miss Aenon McNabb Saturday and also visited among old friends.
Mrs. Pat Livesay and baby of Port Arthur, who are visiting relatives here spent a couple of days in Bay City returning here Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Gilbert, Misses Gertrude and Elizabeth Gilbert of Houston are the week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Duffy and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Dietrich, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Blair and Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Layton made up a party who visited in Bay City this week.
Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Smith celebrated their twenty-seventh wedding anniversary Sunday with a dinner, having for their guests, besides the family, Mr. and Mrs. Carson and Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Smith of Gulf.
Professor Rogers, athletic director of the Gulf high school, has organized a basket ball team. Howard Bomar was elected manager and Savage Watkins captain. Mr. Rogers promises a good season and the team is working for the county championship.
Matagorda County Tribune, October 19, 1923
Mrs. S. R Rugeley visited Mrs. Mickey Mecklenburg of Gulf Monday.
Mrs. Dee Dunbar, who has been visiting in Galveston, has returned home.
Miss Bess Moberley is in Bay City visiting her aunt, Mrs. W. E. McNabb.
Professor and Mrs. Sam Houston Cheek of the Damon schools were here Saturday and Sunday with relatives.
Miss Rita Watkins of Gulf visited Matagorda relatives this week-end.
Mrs. E. P. Layton visited in Bay City with friends for a few days.
Mrs. George E. Serrill and two boys of Bay City spent the week-end here in the H. H. Serrill home.
Miss Myra Burke has returned home from Freeport, where she visited her sister, Mrs. DeWitt McIver.
Mrs. Goodwin Sterne and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Simmons spent several days in Houston the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Thresher and little son of Gulf spent Sunday here with Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Inglehart and family.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Baker are Houston visitors this week. They were accompanied from Bay City by Mrs. Amos Lee.
Mrs. Fannie Hamilton and little grandson, Carroll Gaines Jr., of San Antonio, who have been visiting relatives here, went to Bay City Saturday.
Mrs. Charlie Eidlebach, who was here from Galveston with her baby daughter, returned to her home Saturday.
Miss Elmer Phillips is visiting friends at Freeport. From there she will go to Houston to visit with relatives.
Miss Anita Hill and John Hill of Bay City, Miss Jeanette Steele of San Antonio and Mr. and Mrs. Billie Bellew of this place were in El Campo Friday.
Mrs. B. A. Ryman and Miss Marjorie Dickinson autoed to Bay City Sunday to meet Miss Dickinson's mother, Mrs. C. E. Dickinson of Rusk, who will visit in Matagorda.
Matagorda County Tribune, October 26, 1923
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Middlebrook of Laredo are visit relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Baker have returned from Houston.
Mrs. H. P. Baxter visited her son, W. L. Baxter of Cleburne, the past week.
Mrs. Frank Hurley and Mrs. Elmer Highly of Bay City were in Matagorda Thursday.
Mrs. S. L. Brown and Mrs. J. H. Stuckey entertained the Methodist Aid Society Monday afternoon.
Judge and Mrs. W. E. McNabb and daughter, Evelyn, of Bay City, were here Saturday.
Mrs. Fannie Savage and Mr. and Mrs. Otto Middlebrook visited relatives in Bay City Friday.
Mrs. W. E. Williams, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Sam Houston Cheek of Damon, returned home Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Baer and children arrived home from Houston Thursday.
Mrs. Thornton Carr and three children and Mrs. Seaman Eidman of Bay City visited Mrs. C. C. Ryman and family here Saturday.
Miss Irma Berg, Mrs. Ed. Boesling and baby, Mrs. Emma Layton and Mrs. Will C. Berg visited in Gulf Thursday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Guilbeau announce the arrival of an eight pound son--Joseph Allen Jr., Tuesday morning.
Mrs. G. B. Culver, Miss Pannill and Mrs. M. Mecklenburg went to Bay City Thursday to meet Mr. Culver who was returning from Central Texas.
The Matagorda Cemetery Association entertained with a birthday party Wednesday evening at the Odd Fellows hall. There was a splendid attendance and a good program was rendered after which light refreshments were served.
Matagorda County Tribune, November 2, 1923
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Baker spent Thursday in Bay City.
Mrs. Arthur Gottschalk is visiting relatives in Freeport.
Miss Irene Burkhart is spending the week in San Antonio.
Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt McIver were over from Freeport Friday.
Mesdames Stanley Rugeley and C. M. Robbins were Bay City visitors Friday.
Miss Corinne Curtis of Houston spent Sunday and Monday here with Miss Vadys Bedford.
Mrs. A. Wadsworth McNabb was hostess to the Young People's Service League Friday.
Mrs. Preston Miller of Mexia is here visiting with her parents, Captain and Mrs. W. B. Gove.
Misses Irma Berg and Muta Serrill visited Houston Saturday and Sunday with a party of Gulf friends.
A real frolic was enjoyed by the young people at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Duffy Wednesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Houston Cheek and Bryan Cheek visited Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Williams from Friday to Monday.
Amos Lee, Earnest Williamson, Judge W. C. Carpenter and Mrs. Gustafson of Bay City, attended a meeting of the Matagorda Masons Monday evening at the local hall.
Mrs. A. E. Thrasher and little son and Mrs. Will C. Berg autoed to Bay City with W. C. Berg Jr., who was returning to Houston after spending Armistice Day here with his parents.
The Damon and Gulf basket ball teams were entertained Saturday evening by Misses Myra Burke and Velma Smith at the J. M. Smith residence. There was dancing, "forty-two" and other games to make the hours merry.
Matagorda County Tribune, November 13, 1923
Mrs. H. C. Ellis of Francitas visited in Matagorda this week.
Mrs. Goodwin Sterne is spending a few days in Houston.
Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Ryman and children and Mrs. B. A. Ryman spent Monday in Bay City.
Mrs. Max Steck and little son of Houston are here visiting relatives.
Mrs. O. J. Howard and children have returned to their home at Houston after a visit to relatives here.
Miss Tenie Holmes of Bay City spent several days here with Mrs. B. A. Ryman, returning home Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Smith of Gulf and Mrs. M. J. Smith returned home Saturday evening from an auto trip through interior Texas.
Mrs. C. W. Burkhart, Miss Aenone McNabb and Claud Lawhon went to Bay City Monday to spend the night with friends.
Mrs. Glen Reaser and children of Palacios, who have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. William Zipprian, have returned to their home.
Mrs. W. E. Williams served a 6 o'clock dinner Saturday evening to a number of friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Green Savage of Clemville came by Bay City Saturday afternoon and were joined by Mrs. W. E. McNabb. They spent the evening with relatives here.
Mesdames J. B. Hawkins and Arthur Gottschalk were joint hostesses Friday to a forty-two party given at the home of the latter and in honor of Mrs. Charles W. Burkhart. A sumptuous turkey luncheon concluded the afternoon's hospitality.
Mrs. A. W. McNabb, Masters John McNabb and "Jimbo" Williams will spend Thanksgiving in Houston. Mr. McNabb, who will be taking some Masonic degrees at Galveston, will join them for the day.
Matagorda County Tribune, November 30, 1923
Mrs. Lizzie Brown and daughter, Mrs. Wilmar Rini [Nini?] and little girl were in town from Gulf Saturday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Bruce and family of Bay City Sundayed here with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nolte and family.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Moberly, Mrs. Lydia Moberly and two children and Mrs. A. E. Baxter were Bay City visitors Friday.
Miss Irma Berg, Mrs. Ed Boesling and little son and Mrs. W. C. Berg were autoists to Bay City Thursday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Culver, Mr. and Mrs. H. Mecklenberg and Mr. Goodwin Sterne were Houston visitors on Thursday and Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Inglehart and child and Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Thrasher and children motored to Bay City Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. Mabel Bailey and daughter of Bay City, and cousin, C. W. Pope of Clemville, autoed to Matagorda Sunday to visit with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Highly and mother, Mrs. George Austin, and little Georgianna Posey of Bay City called on relatives here Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. William Hart of Austin came from that city Saturday and spent until Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Stewart.
Mrs. Goodwin Sterne, Mrs. Ralph Simmons, Mrs. A. W.
McNabb, Misses Bertha Funk and Lila Thornhill and J. B. McNabb made up a
party going to Bay City Thursday evening to attend the Episcopal Church
The Matagorda County Tribune, Friday, April 10, 1925
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Berg Jr. were over from Houston for the week-end with the home folks and on their return Monday they were accompanied by H. D. Baxter, who will spend the summer in Houston.
Saturday evening, May 21, Mrs. A. E. Duffy was hostess to the grammar school graduates at her lovely home and her mode of entertainment was the every popular game of hearts which this happy young set enjoyed immensely. They especially enjoyed the serving of delicious home-made ice cream and wafers which was the finale of a splendid evening of fun.
Mrs. W. C. Berg complimented her nephew, H. D. Baxter, with a frolic Thursday evening, May 19, and a more splendid crowd of lads and lassies have never gathered anywhere.
They everyone entered into the spirit of fun the indoor games provided and there was much laughter over the different modes of entertainment following one right after the other. Presently an auto contest was started. The introduction was "If you are wise find these autos in disguise." The names of about twenty autos were fumbled and this bright bunch soon had them straightened out. There were the usual souvenirs and consolation gifts after which "humpty-dumpty" was introduced in puzzle form and after all the pieces had been placed, the large egg in pastel shades said, "Come to the dining room," and the command was immediately obeyed. Here they were regaled with home-made layer cake and ice cold fruit punch.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Rogers and family, who have spent the past two years in our midst, departed this week for their former home in Edna
Matagorda County Tribune, June 3, 1927
The large, and old, and unoccupied, two-story frame building known as the "Braman House," which has spirits of a revered and sacred past, Matagorda for perhaps 90 years in one form or another, was destroyed by fire yesterday.
According to Judge Wm. E. Austin, a native of Matagorda, and who is here from San Antonio on a visit, the "old Braman House" was built by his grandfather in the '30s, perhaps as early as 1836, but not later than 1839.
It was first used as a hotel and prior to the civil war was the scene of a great many festivities and social events of the times. It was later acquired by the Bramans, occupied by them, and later vacated, never to be sold, leased or rented. For years it has been vacant and gradually decaying away, only to meet its end in fire yesterday.
In its great hall, no doubt, some interesting chapters of Texas history had their inception. On its floors the "light fantastic" was stepped by the beaux and belle of anti-bellum days and its spacious rooms, perhaps, slept such forebears as Austin, Houston, Lamar, Bowie and other illustrious sprits of revered and sacred past.
Matagorda County Tribune, August 26, 1927
Mrs. F. L. Rugeley of Wichita Falls, Texas and Mrs. C. M. Robbins are visiting relatives for an indefinite period.
Mr. W. C. Berg, Jr., who for the past week has been taking a rest cure in Houston, is expected to return to his place of business within a few days.
Mesdames, J. B. Hawkins and E. P. Layton, Misses Annie Dora Hawkins and Eleanor Inglehart were visitors in Bay City on Wednesday.
Mrs. L. M. Blair who has been visiting in San Antonio returned Friday.
Mrs. Billy Rogers and daughter, Billy Jean of Corpus Christi are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Smith.
Miss Muta Serrill of this city and Mr. George Serrill and family of Bay City, motored to Houston to attend the council meeting of the Episcopal Diocese.
Mr. J. B. Phillips who has been visiting in Bay City for the past week returned Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. George Sargent attended the council meeting in Houston of the Episcopal church.
Mrs. Valerie Blakeway is in Houston on a brief visit.
Little Max Steck and Bonnie Steck who have been ill for the past ten days are recovering nicely.
Messrs. G. S. Sterne and J. J. Bellew were in Houston Saturday.
Mrs. Dinsmore Williams entertained with one table of bridge honoring Mrs. F. B. Foster of Houston, Wednesday. The other guests included Mrs. F. R. Crawford and Mrs. L. W. Fimble of Gulf.
Mrs. Will Berg, who accompanied her son, W. C. Berg, Jr., to Houston, returned for a few hours bringing with her her sister, Mrs. C. Partain and nephew, H. D. Baxter, returning the same afternoon.
Mesdames J. J. Bellew and W. B. Gosling, Jr., and Miss Louise Phillips, were visitors in Houston on Friday.
Mrs. W. A. McNabb, who has been visiting relatives in Hearne for the past week has returned home.
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Daily Tribune, January 21, 1931
Rev. Paul Engle held church services for the Espicopalians Sunday evening.
Jas. A. Baxter of Barber's Hill made a brief visit to Matagorda.
Rev. J. D. F. Houck filled his regular appointment here Sunday with the Methodists.
Mr. Walter Scott Stewart has returned home from a sojourn for his health in Mineral Wells.
Rev. and Mrs. J. D. F. Houck spent this week in Houston visiting Mrs. Houck's mother, Mrs. Shoverling.
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Kleska of Bay City were down Sunday driving over the town and calling on relatives.
Mrs. Dewey Yeamans, Miss Tessie Yeamans and Mrs. L. S. Sterry went as far as Newgulf with Mrs. J. O. Bullock and Mrs. Charlie Edwards Sunday who were en route to Bellville.
Mrs. R. R. Serrill has been under the weather which necessitates her being in the Gulf Hospital for several days this week.
Mrs. B. A. Ryman, Mrs. Carroll Ryman and Mrs. J. M. Smith made the round trip to Bay City Thursday morning in Mrs. B. A.'s car with Jeff, Mrs. Ryman's chauffeur.
Messrs. Tom Sockwell, William Walker, Mr. Hand, Mr. Smith and a number of other geodetic surveyors are here checking up on government work on land and water in this vicinity.
Norman Savage and Mrs. J. D. Moberly went to Galveston Wednesday to get Mrs. Moberley's brother, Douglas Serrill, who has been in Galveston for several months for his health. He is much improved.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Stewart and little girl left Thursday afternoon for San Antonio. Mr. Stewart returned home leaving Mrs. Stewart and the little daughter for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kain.
Mrs. A. E. Duffy and Mrs. C. H. Rogers and Mrs. Joe Patterson each took an auto full of children Wednesday to the dental free clinic in Bay City for Matagorda County school children.
Another of those popular benefit forty-two parties for the Methodist was indulged in at the residence of Mrs. G. B. Culver Wednesday evening and from both a social and financial standpoint the hospitality proved to be a decided success.
Going to Pettus, Bee County, from here for the week-end with Mrs. Billie Hood were Miss Cora Follis, Miss Margaret Pratt, Mrs. W. E. Bedford, W. B. Serrill and G. C. Baxter. All returned home Sunday but Mrs. Bedford who will visit with her daughter for a while.
Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Cheek and little girl Carol, Mr. and Mrs. Buls and little girl, Joyce of Damon spent Sunday evening here in the W. E. Williams home. On their return home Mr. Williams sent with them and will visit Mr. and Mrs. Cheek and his grandchild for several days.
Ten members of the Methodist Woman's Home Missionary Society met in the church annex Monday afternoon and enjoyed the program on Brazil from the World Outlook and report a most interesting lesson
The Matagorda 4-H Club met with Mrs. Carrie Dietrich Friday, March 23, 1934. The lesson studied was "Making Pantries Safe From Enemies." Mrs. H. E. Dugat and Mrs. Alfred Cook discussed the lesson.
Our next meeting will be at Mrs. J. H. Landrum's, April 6, 1934 and thirty-four of our county demonstrators will be with us. The demonstration will be judging quality products.
A few friends gathered at the home of Mrs. James Sterry Monday afternoon to help Mrs. Reginald Sterry celebrate her birthday. Bridge was the order of the hour followed up by home made cake and coffee.
Mrs. Sterry received some nice and useful birthday remembrances. Present were Mesdames W. O. Davis, Jas. Sterry, Rhoda Dietrich, Jas. Sterry Jr., Charlie Weaver, S. D. Baxter, Dewey Yeamans and the birthday lady; Misses Clara Lee Green, Dolores Sterry, Gene Lawson, Mae Armstrong, Jo Bruce, Margaret and Tessie Yeamans.
The members of the four table bridge club enjoyed a lovely spring party with Mrs. Cyrus Smith in her home at Gulf Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Smith's color scheme was of orchid, green and yellow predominating. Refreshments were served on delicate trays and Easter baskets tied with orchid maline bows held sweet peas in center of trays and there were yellow mint baskets. The luncheon consisted of Easter nest salad, lettuce sandwiches, ripe olives, individual decorated cakes, iced punch, and pastel mints. The prizes were wrapped in spring green cellophane. High, cookie jar, Mrs. Valerie Blackway. Low, copper bob-o-link kettle, Mrs. H. E. Dugat. Everyone present proclaimed this as one of the most beautiful parties they had attended this season.
Another surprise wedding of Matagorda young people occurred this week when James R. Yeamans took unto himself for his bride Miss Hazel Bruce. They left here early Thursday morning and married at Richmond enroute to Houston where they spent a few days honeymooning and since their return home they are domiciled in one of the B. A. Ryman apartments. Both of these popular young people were born and reared in Matagorda and are descendants of two of the oldest families of Matagorda County, their ancestors coming here when Matagorda was in her infancy. The young man is of the third generation of the family and his bride of the fourth generation consequently they have legions of friends and relatives who wish them a long and happy married life of love and prosperity.
Mr. and Mrs. Amos Lee and Austin Lee of Bay City joined by Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Baker, Calvin Baker, Mrs. A. E. Baker, Mrs. W. E. Bedford and Mrs. Lyda Moberly enjoyed an oyster fry on the banks of St. Mary's Bayou Friday evening after which they repaired to the home of Mrs. Moberly where they enjoyed several games of forty-two before the visitors left for their return home.
Matagorda County Tribune, March 29, 1934
Mrs. A. G. Baer and daughters and Mrs. Mildred Burkhart visited Bay City Saturday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Baxter and Mr. Chas. N. Partain visited in Newgulf Tuesday afternoon.
Several from here attended the dance in Wadsworth Monday evening. They were celebrating Armistice Day.
Mrs. G. B. Culver, Mrs. Ned Culver and son James Lee Culver. Mr. and Mrs. James Yeamans made up a party going to Port Lavaca and return Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Stewart and little daughter Cecile spent the day in the city of Houston Monday.
Mrs. Amos Lee and son Austin Lee came from Bay City Monday morning and spent the day and overnight here with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Baker, Mrs. and Mrs. Calvin Baker and Mrs. W. E. Bedford attended the picture show in Bay City Monday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Dinsmore Williams, Mrs. S. D. Baxter and C. P. Williams Jr., were Bay City visitors Sunday afternoon.
Thursday Messrs. Walter Williams, Roy Huddleston and Darwin Huddleston of Palacios were brief visitors in Matagorda.
Miss Inez Moore of Bay City spent several days here this week with Mrs. R. R. Serrill and other relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Jake Smith of near Sargent spent the week end here with Mrs. Smith's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. T. Sargent.
Mrs. Whitney Marques and two daughters, Josephine and Lula Lee Marques and Mrs. J. H. Ellerkamp of Boling spent Saturday here with relatives.
Among folks going to Bay City this Saturday afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. A. W. McNabb, Mrs. E. P. Maynard and Ted Maynard.
Miss Ellen Crow of Houston left for her return home Sunday after a week's visit here with her aunt Mrs. Irma Berg Hustead.
Mr. and Mrs. Asa Yeamans took their sister Miss Margaret Yeamans to Bay City Sunday afternoon. She had been home for the week-end.
Mrs. C. N. Partain who has been in Conroe for several weeks with her daughter, Mrs. H. H. Gray returned to her home here Saturday night.
Mrs. A. C. Stewart went to Houston Thursday to make an indefinite visit with her nephew and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Cookenboo.
Mrs. Billie Stinnett of Bay City visited her mother and brother, Mrs. E. P. Maynard and Ted Maynard and her grandfather, Mr. J. F. Williams here for several days this week.
Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Partain drove to Bay City Sunday morning and got Miss Blanche Partain and Mr. J. Traylor who came down with them for the day.
Mr. Carroll Ryman and cousin Mrs. Louise Ellis returned here Sunday from Austin where he has been with his wife and family since last Friday. Mrs. Ellis visited with her daughter and husband there.
The local cemetery association held a business conference in the Methodist Church rooms Tuesday. The president Mrs. Dinsmore presiding. The members are doing a good work and are getting lined up very nicely and the cemetery will soon be in good shape again.
The benefit dance given by the Episcopalians Wednesday evening was well attended, several coming from Bay City and a clear profit of thirty-eight dollars was realized from the affair. All the participants say this was a charming party and everyone had a great time.
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Rugeley are leaving today for Dallas and Wichita Falls and expect to be absent until after Thanksgiving. Accompanying them as far as Dallas is Mrs. Rugeley's mother, Mrs. Moseley who is returning to her home after a pleasant stay here of several weeks.
Mrs. Roy Huddleston and son and Mrs. Huddleston's father, Mr. W. C. Williams of Palacios spent the day in Matagorda Wednesday. Mrs. Huddleston and Darwin visited with Mrs. W. C. Berg and "Uncle Billie" visited with his brother Mr. J. F. Williams and daughters, Mrs. E. P. Maynard and Mrs. Laura Emmell.
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Hammond Duffy arrived here Saturday from Dallas for the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Amos E. Duffy and family. Mr. Duffy is of the Texas Radio Sales Co., Dallas and his wife, Mrs. Ruth L. Duffy, is executive secretary of the Rotary Club of Dallas, office in Baker Hotel. Accompanying them were Mr. John Ray Phillips, assistant chief clerk for the Ford company., Dallas and his four-year-old son, John Logan Phillips, husband and child of Mrs. Duffy's sister, formerly Miss Katherine Logan who visited Mrs. Duffy when she and Mr. Duffy lived in Gulf as will be remembered. On their way to Matagorda they went through Houston and picked up Amos Edward Duffy who was happy to come home for the week-end.
The reception at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Amos E. Duffy Saturday afternoon honoring Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Hammond Duffy of Dallas was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone present. The hostess and Miss Lucile Duffy received the old friends and acquaintances of former days and ushered them into the double living rooms where all was merry. Everyone was in a gay and chatty mood, greeting the honorees and milling around in groups gradually wending their way back to Mr. and Mrs. Duffy to have another few words and they were both continually surrounded all being delighted to have this couple in their midst again and they seemed happy to be here. The guests, in groups, were invited to the dining room where they found a lace laid table with two tall lighted white candles in silver candle holders at either end of table with large bowl of flowers for centerpiece. Mrs. W. W. Rugeley poured from silver tea service and Misses Elva Ray Patterson, Cora Follis and Trude Ann Duffy served sandwiches and cookies in dainty china. Miss Pratt and Miss Crow gave some sweet piano renditions that were encored. Guests passed in and out the whole afternoon, the friends loathed to say goodbye, lingering on just a while longer. May it not be many moons ere Mr. and Mrs. Duffy return. Coming from Gulf for the occasion were Mrs. Allen Guilbeau, Mrs. Harroll Stevens, Mrs. Pearce, Miss Lounelle Jones and Mrs. W. Davidson.
Matagorda County Tribune, November 22, 1934
Mrs. I. M. White has returned from a visit in Lubbock, with relatives.
Mr. Emory Goodman of Pasadena, was a business visitor here Wednesday evening.
Marcus Carlton, of Victoria, was in town visiting among old friends Sunday. Marcos is a former Matagordian.
Mrs. Lamar Parker, the popular candy lady of Houston, made her usual business visit to our town Wednesday.
Miss Ruth Kaine, of San Antonio, is here visiting in the home of her sister, Mrs. Arthur C. Stewart.
Visiting Houston together Monday, were Arthur Stewart, R. R. Serrill and W. B. "Pete" Serrill.
Mesdames Jimbo Williams and R. R. Serrill and Norman Savage spent Tuesday in Houston.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ball and little son, of Eagle Lake, visited old friends here Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Brookshire of Timpson, are here visiting their daughter, Mrs. Albert Nolte and Mr. Nolte.
Dix Laughter was home from Houston Sunday for a brief visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Laughter.
Mrs. B. A. Ryman, Miss Geraldyne Ryman and William Ryman spent Tuesday in Houston with the Jim Nye Ryman family.
Mrs. Frank Smith, her daughter and two sons of Winchester, are here visiting the children's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Smith.
Miss Eroy Belle Dagner and Miss Nora White, of here, joined the County 4-H Club girls Friday on their trip to the Dallas Centennial.
Mr. Cliff Lawhon, oil scout, has been here to visit his wife and sons, leaving Friday evening for a continued round of his business trips.
Mrs. G. B. Culver attended the Centennial in Dallas this week, going with her daughter, Mrs. W. H. Mecklenburg, of Newgulf. She returned home Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Miller, who have been in Austin for the past three months, returned to their home here Saturday, and left Sunday for Victoria.
Mr. Jim Reeves and some friends of Laredo visited in Matagorda briefly Wednesday. This is Mr. Reeves' native home and he mingled with relatives during his short stay here.
Miss Lucille Duffy has returned home from a delightful visit with her brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Duffy, of Dallas. Of course while there Miss Duffy enjoyed the Centennial.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McKissick, of Pasadena, Mrs. McGlothlin, Miss Elva McKissick, Mrs. Geo. Harrison and daughter, Mrs. Dorsey, and daughter of Palacios, visited here Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. Sam Yeamans.
Mr. Allen Ellis came over from Houston Wednesday evening to bring his mother, Mrs. Louise Ellis, home. Also coming for a visit to Mrs. Ellis, is her little granddaughter, Mae Kneisley.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Boring returned Sunday from Houston where Mrs. Boring passed through the trying ordeal of a major operation. Her friends will be glad to know she is recovering nicely.
Mrs. Stewart Burkhart was the charming hostess Wednesday of a contract bridge social in the afternoon. The usual number of players were present and our only report is "we enjoyed a lovely party."
Amos Edward Duffy, who has...
Matagorda County Tribune, August 27, 1935
Mrs. W. E. Bedford of Matagorda, and Mrs. Earl Broughton of Gulf, were hostesses of the social for the Methodist W. M. S. meeting Monday afternoon at Mrs. Broughton's.
There were eleven present and after the usual program and presenting of the monthly bulletin, pleasant conversation was enjoyed until the delicious refreshments were served of chicken salad sandwiches, frozen fruit salad and lettuce leaf, snacks, cookies and iced tea flavored with pineapple.
Matagorda County Tribune, August 20, 1936
J. N. Ryman of Houston spent Friday night here with his mother, Mrs. B. A. Ryman.
Rev. Paul Engle of Bay City ministered to his Episcopal flock here Sunday.
Mr. Arthur Holloway of Bay City visited Matagorda friends Sunday evening.
Quite a number of Matagorda people attended the play "Saratoga" in Bay City this week.
Mrs. Chas. Zipprian, Mrs. Edward Lewis Zipprian and Mrs. Arthur Gottschalk visited Bay City Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. White of Bay City visited Mrs. C. P. Williams, Jr. and baby Tuesday evening.
Rev. S. H. Innes, as is usual, occupied the Methodist pulpit Sunday morning and evening--his bi-monthly services.
H. L. Langford, who at present is living in Rosenberg, was in town Saturday evening visiting in the Carroll Ryman home.
Mrs. B. A. Ryman visited her sister, Mrs. J. S. Gillette, in Bay City Thursday evening and attended the theatre while there.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Yeamans have been enjoying a visit from their daughter, Mrs. Cihat, and baby girl of LaPorte.
Dr. J. G. Burr of Austin arrived in Matagorda Sunday evening and spent the night and Monday here on business.
Preston B. Williams was home from Wharton Saturday for his usual week-end visit to his parents and other kin folk.
Mrs. Jimbo Williams has returned home from a trip to Idaho, her native state, where she visited her brother, Bill Hustead, and other relatives.
The Chas. N. Partains have moved their cafe over to the old Bay View building that was formerly the Matagorda County court house.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Baker, Mrs. A. E. Baker and Mrs. W. E. McNabb spent Friday in Bay City with Mr. and Mrs. Amos Lee.
Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Williams, Jr. and their adorable baby son, Charles Lewis Williams, of here left this week for Kennedy where they will reside indefinitely.
Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Baker and baby son, Charles, who have been visiting relatives in Austin, and little Miss Catherine Lawhon, who has been visiting in Elgin, all returned home together Monday.
Mrs. Will Burke left Monday for a weeks visit to her daughter, Mrs. Marcus Carlton, at Woodsboro. She stopped by Bay City and got her little grandson, Bobbie Hauck, to go with her.
Mr. and Mrs. Giles Pugh left Monday for Cameron, their home town on a vacation trip. Mr. Pugh is in the employ of the York Oil Field Supply Co. and is working for the company in Gulf at present.
Mesdames Calvin Baker, Joe Patterson and Lyda Moberley went to Van Vleck Friday and on their return home stopped in Bay City and attended a pictures show.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Watkins and little son, Billie, Mrs. Savage Watkins and little girl, Norma Beth, of Newgulf were here Friday visiting Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Watkins.
Mrs. G. B. Culver and her house guests, Mrs. J. Yelverton and four children, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Baker, Mrs. Calvin Baker and others enjoyed a picnic in LeTulle Park Wednesday afternoon late.
Mrs. H. H. Gray and little son, Hartsell, left here Saturday for their return to Conroe where they joined Mr. Gray, is brother, Truman Gray, and their mother, Mrs. Gray, of Houston for a trip to Colorado.
Mrs. Herman Mills of Mineral Wells came to Matagorda with Miss Mae Armstrong, who with Mrs. Charlie Weaver and Mrs. Jeff Davis of Newgulf, had made a trip to Dallas and Mineral Wells. Mrs. Wells was formerly Miss Willa Mae Gilbert of Matagorda.
Thursday Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Baker, W. H. Mecklenburg and two children of Newgulf, Mr. and Mrs. Yelverton and children were guests of Mrs. G. B. Culver in a trip to the Gulf beach Friday where they reveled in seashore pleasures followed by a luncheon.
Mrs. A. E. Duffy, Jack Duffy and Mrs. J. M. Smith went to Winchester a few days since and on their return brought Mrs. Smith's granddaughter and grandson, Miss Phoebe True Smith and Morgan Giles Smith, who are having a wonderful vacation here.
Mrs. Dinsmore Williams and little Cecile Stewart went to Newgulf Wednesday morning and had their tonsils removed at the hospital there. Mrs. Arthur Stewart was with them and Mr. Williams went to Newgulf later. All have returned home and the two patients are recovering nicely.
The book review, Gone With The Wind, Tuesday afternoon presented by Mrs. Smith of Timpson, was well attended and greatly enjoyed by all present. All are deeply indebted to this splendid little woman who was so patient and sweet all through the two-hour review.
Oscar Moberley had the misfortune to lose his car by fire Saturday. He and Jimbo Williams were in the coupe out on the Gulf road and the fire was caused from a leak in the gas mains. The two men escaped with a few minor scratches, but the car is a total loss.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Cook had for their evening guests to the Gulf beach in their new pleasure boat Saturday evening, Mrs. J. P. Parris of Tyler, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Maynard, Mr. and Mrs. Giles Pugh, Miss Joe Bruce and W. G. Thornhill, Jr. They spent the night over there, getting home early Sunday morning.
Mrs. Darwin Williams entertained her three-table bridge club Wednesday afternoon. Carrying off the trophies for high score were: Mrs. C. A. Nolte, club members, an exquisite pair of Madiera pillow slips; Mrs. Calvin Baker, guest, lovely bath towels, and Mrs. Douglas Kain, cut prize. Mrs. Williams regaled the assemblage with fruit salad, sandwiches, cookies, peppermint wafers and ice tea.
Clarence Calhoun, formerly of Matagorda, but at present of Corpus Christi, and Miss Elva Ray Patterson of Matagorda were united in the holy bonds of matrimony at the home of the bride with Rev. S. H. Innes officiating. Only near relatives and a few close friends were present. After the bride's cake, the best ever, and delicious fruit punch was served the happy pair left for a honeymoon trip to Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico, after which they will go to Corpus Christi where they will reside. Many good wishes follow this popular young couple as they launch out together on the highway of life.
Monday was a gala day for the many friends of Mrs. E. J. Savage when they responded to a birthday reception given her by her daughters, Mesdames B. B. Watkins of here, J. H. Ellerkamp of Boling, Otto Middlebrook of Hebbronville and Guy Smith of Gulf. As the guests arrived they were greeted cordially by the hostesses and requested to register, and 75 names were recorded. The reception rooms were gay with cut flowers and the large dining table was beautiful with its lace cover, a two-tier birthday cake embossed in red roses and green leaves, occupied the center. Four red lighted tapers were in evidence and gorgeous red radiance roses and foliage in vases stood at either end of the table. The dainty sandwiches, cookies and mints were served cafeteria style and Mrs. Smith presided at the punch bowl from which was poured that delicious, refreshing beverage, ice cold, fruit punch. Everyone was in a lively mood, moving here and there continually every so often drifting back to the honoree, who was sweet and gracious to all. She deserved every good wish and words of praise that was accorded her on this glorious afternoon. In the reception hall two young ladies, Misses Minnie and Jane Yeamans, grandnieces of Mrs. Savage, furnished soft, sweet music with guitar and harmonica that was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The library table fairly groaned under the many birthday tokens of love placed thereon by the guests. This was a most happy occasion that will long be remembered by everyone gathered there that afternoon. May this precious friend have many more such merry birthdays,. Out-of-town relatives were: Mrs. Bob Tillman and Mrs. Dooley Franz and little son of Bay City. A complete list of the guests will be sent in next week.
Matagorda County Tribune,
August 29, 1937
Mr. Lee Walker and son of Bay City visited here Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Sisk of Bay City paid Matagorda a brief visit Sunday.
Mrs. C. A. Nolte has returned to her home here after a happy Christmas vacation with her people in Nacogdoches.
Mrs. Tommie Nini and small son Andy enjoyed being with her parents Rev. and Mrs. E. J. Davis and her sister in Pearland during the New Year holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Williams Mesdames E. P. Maynard and Amos Lee, Sunday, owing to the passing of their aunt Mrs. B. A. Ryman came and spent the afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Collins Baxter who spent the Christmas and New Year holidays in Bonham with her mother Mrs. Follis and other dear ones returned home Saturday and report a delightful vacation.
The Women's Society of Christian Service members assembled in the Methodist church rooms Thursday afternoon for their first session of the New Year. This writer was ill and did not attend.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Nini of Texas City visited their home folk here Saturday and Sunday who were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Tommie Nini, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Baxter and others.
The Methodist Divine Rev. Edward Mitchell, headquarters Glen Flora, delivered a beautiful message to his congregation here Sunday evening that was followed by The Blessed Sacrament. There was a very good attendance despite the very inclement weather. Rev. Mitchell was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Kain for the evening meal.
Mrs. Amos Lee of Bay City came New Year's Eve and took her...
Daily Tribune, December 30, 1943
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Baker and Mrs. Lydia Moberly were Bay City visitors for the day Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Murray Watkins of Sweeny spent the day here Sunday with his mother, Mrs. B. B. Watkins.
Mrs. Springham and two small daughters of Port Lavaca are here visiting her sister, Mrs. Earl Armstrong and her father M. Pete LeCompte and wife.
Mrs. R. A. Kleska of Bay City came to Matagorda Friday evening and spent the night with her sister, Mrs. Imogene Taylor who accompanied Mrs. Kleska home Saturday and stayed the weekend with her.
There was a rumor that a wedding shower was tendered Cpl. and Mrs. Davant Sterry several days ago previous to his departure for Florida but no report has been given this correspondent. Sorry!
Mr. Boyd Dunbar received a message from the War Department Thursday telling of the passing of his son, Pfc. Boyd Dunbar, Jr., who was killed in action in France. Several weeks ago a first report came saying he was missing in action. The many friends, in fact, all of Matagorda, of Mr. Dunbar, his two daughters and younger son, grieve with them in this great sorrow. Boyd was a splendid young man and if he ever had an enemy it is not known.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Houston Cheek and daughter, Miss Carol Cheek of Bay City spent Sunday here with her brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Dinsmore Williams and her father, M. W. E. Williams. The first two mentioned have just returned from Kopperl, Bosque County, where they were called last week by the passing of Mr. Cheek's mother, Mrs. Julia A. Cheek who had reached her eighty-third year in this life. She leaves several sons and daughters and quite a number of grandchildren and one great grandchild. Her husband passed out of this life several years ago and she in her sweet way, kept the home fires burning, one daughter living with her, the other members of the family always finding a glad welcome when they visit her. She now sweetly sleeps with those who die in the Lord.
A very delightful occasion came about Saturday evening when quite a few relatives and friends of Lieut. William Ryman gathered by invitation out on the Ryman farm near the Colorado River side for a barbecue, a compliment to our soldier boy from his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Ryman and his sister, Mrs. Douglas Havard who joined with him to give every one a happy time. The grounds took on the appearance of a woodland park with the lanterns in the trees, seats scattered about and even swings for the children. After all the cars had arrived and the guests greeted by the honoree and hosts, they began to mill around renewing old friendships and making new, William moving among them and with his sweet smile making everyone feel most welcome. The nicest ever about this gathering is that it was informal, but delightful. The barbecued meats, presided over by Mr. Ryman who is adept in that line and the condiments were delicious as was proven by the plates that were seen empty after the abundant serving. Water and "cokes" were the beverages served.
Relatives from Newgulf present were Miss Muta Serrill and Mr. and Mrs. Zuch Serrill, from Bay City, Mr. and Mrs. William Walker, Mrs. Thornton Carr and daughter, Mrs. W. L. Burnell, Mr. S. O. Eidman; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Walker from Markham and special friends, Misses Joan Horn and Lillie Richers of Bay City.
There were a lot of friends from Bay City present but cannot remember them all and did not know many of them so will omit trying to name them.
William's home town was well represented with relatives and friends, among them his grandmother, Mrs. B. A. Ryman and his great aunt, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Baxter who will reach her 97th birthday in December. From the Cross Roads were Mr. and Mrs. W. E. McNabb and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Watkins. "Au Revoir" William as you take your departure for Ft. Wayne, Ind. The best of luck in every way and may it not be too long ere you are home again is our earnest prayer.
Daily Tribune, September 28, 1944
Mr. "Babe" Williams of Collegeport was a Matagorda visitor Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Havard made a trip to Houston Thursday on a business mission returning to their home here the same day in the afternoon.
Visiting Matagorda from Bay City Sunday afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Mitchel and child; also Mr. Seth Taylor and Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Freeman.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Owen and baby son, who have been visiting Mr. Owen's mother in Wisconsin, have returned here to their present home after a happy sojourn here.
Mrs. B. A. Ryman's nurse, Mrs. Mary Chermabon was called to Houston by the serious illness of her daughter and left Thursday. That afternoon Mr. J. Nye Ryman of Houston brought another lady companion here to be with his mother.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Caldwell of Newgulf visited Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Inglehart here Sunday afternoon. They are a charming couple and friends here who had the pleasure of seeing them were glad.
Mr. Lillie Culver of here left Thursday morning to be present at the graduating exercises. One in Boling and one in Bay City. Mrs. Culver's granddaughter, Jean Mecklenberg, graduated from New Gulf High School at Boling on the athletic field and Mrs. Culver's grandson Eric Neil Culver graduated from Bay City High School.
Wednesday afternoon the Women's Society of Christian Service enjoyed a delightful informal social gathering with Mrs. C. A. ...
Daily Tribune, May 31, 1946
Mr. and Mrs. Taulbee of Bay City visited Matagorda Sunday.
Mr. Hardy Gage of Newgulf was in town briefly Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Norman of Houston were here for the weekend looking after their business interests here.
Mrs. Joe Lawhon and her baby son Joe Jr. of Bay City visited her mother-in-law Mrs. Belle Lawhon over the week-end.
County Commissioner E. C. Baker of this precinct is having a siege of lumbago and his folk and many friends want him to recover quickly.
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Baker of Bay City made their usual Sunday visit here and enjoyed the day with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Baker and other near relatives.
Mr. J. Wells of Bay City who formally lived in this part of the county was seen on our streets Saturday and was accompanied by a minister of the gospel.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Thrasher and small grandson Elwin Thrasher Jr., of Newgulf came here on Saturday and on their return home were accompanied by their daughter, Mrs. Gene Lawhon and her small daughter Bonnie of here.
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Watkins of Newgulf spent Tuesday here with his mother Mrs. Lila Watkins. Also previous to their visit Mrs. Green Savage, Sr., of Newgulf and her husband visited Mrs. Watkins and Norman Savage and Austin Savage.
S. D. Baxter went to Bay City Tuesday to have his physician "check-up" on his back that was injured two months ago. He is improving nicely and how able to walk about and to drive his car around town.
Another passing of a former citizen of Matagorda:
Mr. Frank Nolte of Corpus Christi passed away in a hospital there the past week at the age of 90 years. and his body was laid to rest there beside that of his wife who preceded him in death many years ago. Surviving him are two daughters, Mrs. Ivy Watt of Kingsville, and Mrs. W. T. Harris of Corpus Christi, two sons, Walter Nolte of Corpus and Roy Nolte of Ingleside. Also surviving are six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. His only surviving sister, Mrs. Jennie O'Donnell of Matagorda, two nieces and a nephew in Matagorda and a niece, Miss Whitney Marques in Boling. Mr. Nolte was born on Matagorda Peninsula across the bay from here and after awhile his people came to town to reside. He married here where his four children were born and were all about grown up when they moved to Corpus Christi.
Women's Society of Christian Service.
Wednesday afternoon in the home of Mrs. Carroll Ryman, she and her daughter, Mrs. Douglas Havard and Mrs. W. C. Berg were joint hostesses for the monthly social meeting of the W. S. C. S. The guests arrived almost simultaneously and were seated and talked pleasantly until Mrs. Havard began the program with a devotional using "Martha and Mary" for her subject which she presented beautifully and then closed with a touching and devout prayer. Following was a short business session then the entertainment features began from which all-even the hostesses derived lots of fun. The gathering was divided into groups of three and recognized by the different colored bows of ribbon pinned on them. Two of the contests were answered verbally and one in pantomime; the last but not least in giving correct names of flowers or trees to the "blank" in a courtship story. In the first feature requested to make a hat in the present day style. When they all tried their hands and completed them they were some hats!
The following were present at this delightful social: Mesdames Follis of Bonham, Chas. Williams, George Kain, Norman Bissett, G. B. Culver, B. C. Baxter, E. C. Baker, Lyda Moberley, Tommie Nini, C. A. Nolte, B. A. Ryman, Louise Ellins, R. J. Baxter and Mrs. Ward.
Daily Tribune, October 4, 1946
Mrs. A. Plant and two small daughters arrived home here Saturday from California.
Mrs. Marie Ainsworth and son of Bay City visited her sister, Miss Celia Duke here this week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Baker and Mrs. Lyda Moberley spent the day in Velasco Friday with the Joe Pattersons.
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Norman and a lady friend, all of Houston were here for a few days the past week.
Among the several guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Parker for the Easter tide were his daughters of Houston.
Mesdames A. W. McNabb, Arthur Gottschalk, Minnie Gilmore and Miss Bertha Gottschalk were shopping in Wharton one day this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Nini of Texas City, who are moving to Matagorda in the near future spent the Easter tide here with their home folk.
Miss Alta Fae Williams came home from the Woman's College in Denton to spend the Easter holidays with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Williams and family.
Mrs. A. G. Baer and daughter, Mrs. Westmoreland and child of Bay City were business visitors in the home of Mrs. Lyda Moberley one afternoon of this week.
Mrs. Amos Lee, Austin Lee and Mrs. C. N. Partain came here from Bay City Thursday. The Lee's returned home, Mrs. Partain staying over until Friday, with her sister, Mrs. E. R Inglehart.
Mesdames Dinsmore Williams, Imogene Taylor, Alice McLain, Frank Duffy, Clayton Watson and Mr. and Mrs. A. W. McNabb, all of Matagorda attended the three hour Good Friday service at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Bay City.
Mrs. Lyda Moberley went to Rosenberg Saturday to stay with her daughter, Mrs. Mack Brown's family, while Mrs. Brown went to New Orleans to see her elder son, Mack Neil Brown who is soon embarking for Panama.
The monthly banquet given in the Methodist Church annex, for men Monday evening was a splendid success in every way. Many complimentary remarks were made of the delicious menu served and the proceeds there from were as the ladies serving, desired it to be.
Mr. W. E. Williams and Dinsmore Williams and wife of here had a very happy Easter Sunday in Boling with Mrs. S. H. Cheek, W. E. Williams daughter, Mr. Cheek and their daughter, Miss Carol Cheek, who was at home from Huntsville, normal for the Easter tide. Also in Newgulf they all had a happy time.
Wednesday ten individuals were present in the East Methodist Church recreation room for the usual weekly gathering of the "Women's Society of Christian Service." Mrs. C. A. Nolte, president, called the meeting to order and Mrs. Tommie Nini introduced a very interesting book, "Portrait of a Pilgrim" composed by Dr. O'Hara, which all enjoyed.
Mr. and Mrs. William Ryman of Bryan arrived in Bay City Thursday to see and be near his mother, Mrs. Carroll Ryman of Matagorda who underwent a surgical operation in the Matagorda General Hospital Monday. Mrs. Ryman is improving satisfactorily to the gratification of relatives and friends. Her daughter Mrs. Douglas Havard has been going to Bay City every day to be at her mother's bedside.
Easter Sunday, April 6, 1947
A lovely Easter Tide was thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed in the Methodist Church here in both morning Sunday School service and the pastor, Rev. Edward Mitchell occupying the pulpit for the evening service. The Sunday School program presented by the choir of young ladies composed of visitors and our local young people was splendid and the juveniles in Easter hymns and speeches acquitted themselves creditably and all was thoroughly enjoyed. The auditorium was gorgeous in beautiful spring flowers in the pulpit and on the chancel rail. A large cross of white was superb suspended above the altar in the background and at night lighted candles enhanced the scene of beauty. In the evening our pastor presented an eloquent Easter sermon to an attentive audience. His solo "The Old Rugged Cross" (Miss Catherine Lawhon playing the accompaniment on the piano) brought tears to the eyes of the worshipers. Near the close of the evening's service the small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Millican, Nancy Joe, was baptized by the pastor.
Matagorda County Tribune, April 10, 1947
The WSCS of the Matagorda Methodist Church entertained the high school seniors with a dinner party Saturday evening at the Methodist Church. Honorees were Miss Pat Cook, Joe Yeamans and James Jett Victery. The school colors of blue and gold were carried out in the centerpiece which was a lovely arrangement of yellow snapdragon and blue statice. Place cards were small diplomas tied with blue and gold ribbon.
The delicious menu consisted of tomato juice cocktail, turkey and dressing, cranberry sauce, candied yams, broccoli, stuffed celery, pickles and olives and strawberry delight.
Attending the dinner were the honorees and Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Victery, Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Cook, the Rev. and Mrs. Walter Langham, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Havard, Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Moberley, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Anderson and Mrs. Ruth Ward, Pat Moberley, Jean Zipprian, Margaret Cooper, Ronnie Cook, Sammy Ray and Charles Louis Williams.
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