Ira Fitzgerald went to Ganado Friday.
Mr. Aaron came over from Ganado this week.
Miss Laura Fitzgerald went to Mr. Hogan’s Tuesday.
Eugene Branch and Tom Chivers came by here one day this week.
Charley Wiley and Will Queen visited at Mr. Fitzgerald’s Sunday.
Rev. McIver will preach at the Ward school house every fourth Sunday.
Everett Hollingshead and his charming bride were over from Ganado recently.
Misses Eva and Laura Fitzgerald went to church at the Ward school house Sunday.
Misses McIvers visited Miss Frances Queen and also Miss Ethel Wiley and Mrs. Ross Wiley.
Among those who attended the candy pulling at Mr. Fitzgerald’s were Will Queen, Sonnie and Tomie Chivers, and Lela and Johnnie Hogan.
Tribune, September 4, 1903
Hurrah for Midfields! She is going to be the place.
T. H. Chivers came over Thursday to fix the windmill.
John Queen came home Saturday to visit his parents.
Everett Hollingshead has moved his hay outfit home.
J. W. Queen and Charley Wiley came to Midfields Friday.
Sammie Chivers and Ira Fitzgerald went to Ganado Sunday.
Larry Chivers of Edna is visiting his cousin, T. H. Chivers.
F. H. Fitzgerald came to Midfields Thursday of last week.
Miss Eva Fitzgerald and brother came to Midfields Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Gorman of Buhler visited at F. H. Fitzgerald’s Friday.
Sammie Chivers and John Ellison came by on their way home.
Messrs. Bard and Hails of Midfield came out to F. H. Fitzgerald’s Sunday.
F. H. Fitzgerald and wife were welcome visitors at Mrs. Young’s, at Midfields Monday.
Little Washington Hogan is very sick and has been for a long time, but is getting better.
Miss Laura Fitzgerald and little sister Minnie went to Ganado one day last week to visit friends.
Mr. Bard of Midfields went to Ganado Sunday to bring back a load of Mr. Young’s furniture.
Lee Young has moved his wife and children to Midfields. We are glad to have Mrs. Young over.
Everett Hollingshead and wife were welcome guests at the home of F. H. Fitzgerald Monday and Tuesday.
They say when a young man goes calling and rides a mule it means something. Well, it is quite in style.
Eugene Branch called at F. H. Fitzgerald’s Friday and also came by Saturday. We wonder why he has his horse’s head turned this way so much.
Tribune, September 25, 1903
Mr. Williams has bought two acres at Midfields.
F. H. Fitzgerald went to J. W. Queen’s Tuesday on business.
Mrs. F. H. Fitzgerald came to Midfields to visit Mrs. Young.
Gertrude Young and Dessie Fitzgerald have been on the sick list.
Jas. Fortenberry will soon begin building a residence at Midfields.
Mr. Darnell has gone back to Hamilton Point to begin his haying again.
We are glad to see many people coming out to our flourishing little town.
C. C. Duson and some land buyers called at F. H. Fitzgerald’s Tuesday.
Miss Lela Hogan and brother, Jim visited at F. H. Fitzgerald’s Tuesday.
J. W. Queen and son Will went to El Campo Sunday and returned Tuesday.
Misses Eva and Laura Fitzgerald were pleasant callers at Mrs. Young’s Tuesday.
Misses Eva and Laura Fitzgerald visited their friends, Misses Louise and Sophie Mason.
Peter Rawn was down from Danevang Thursday to see F. H. Fitzgerald on business.
Tribune, October 2, 1903
The hotel is now open and ready for business.
J. P. Spoor and family were visitors at J. M. McGee’s Sunday.
G. W. Owens has erected a cottage and moved his family to Midfields.
Darrell Jordan and sister, Miss Viola, were seen on our streets Friday.
Mrs. Sarah Kuykendall has been real sick, but at this writing she is better.
We are in need of rain in this section of the county, as it is too dry to plant fall gardens.
The Keller store at Midfields is nearing completion. I believe the rafters have been raised.
There is a good opening for a doctor in Midfields, as there isn’t any doctor nearer than Markham.
Farmers in this section have not made good cotton crops as the boll weevil came and did some damage.
W. E. McSparran and wife went to Louise to see their daughter, Mrs. Garner, who has been quite sick.
The artesian well at Midfields keeps plenty of water in Wallace creek, besides the certain portion used in the city.
We hope to have a postoffice at Midfields soon. Now we have to get our mail from Blessing, which is about four miles distant.
Bro. J. W. Hennessee delivered two splendid sermons to the Hawley people Sunday, and I am not sure all who gave their attention to them were benefitted.
Invitations are out for an ice cream social at the residence of F. Cornelius, October 9th. We always have a pleasant time at this home, and I think it will be largely attended.
Mrs. W. T. Blair called on Mrs. W. K. Keller Tuesday. We are glad to know Mrs. Blair is looking as well as ever. Her trip to her old home seems to have done her a great deal of good.
Midfields is rapidly increasing. One going there can see people coming and going in every direction. Who knows otherwise than that Midfields will grow at large as the great London of England? Surely there is plenty of room for it to grow as large.
Tribune, October 9, 1903
Cattle here are dying from eating acorns.
W. K. Keller was seen on our streets this week.
N. Keller keeps the Midfields hotel supplied with fresh beef.
Miss Nonie Keller visited for several days in Bay City last week.
Mrs. T. E. Partain and Miss Julia Cornelius went to the show in Bay City last week.
Owing to a slight freight train wreck, the passenger train did not arrive until very late Monday night.
George Duson went out duck hunting, but returning with only one duck. Very poor shooting, George; try it again.
Mr. McCoy is building a blacksmith shop here—something we have need of, and I think he will have a good trade.
We were blessed with a good rain last week, which will enable those who wish to plant fall gardens and oats to begin planting.
“John,” let me present you with a nice turkey for Christmas, provided you are one of the number who are going to be married by that time.
The artesian well bored by Messrs. Powell at this place for Mr. Duson, is now flowing. It is only a two inch well, but it has a strong flow.
“John,” I don’t think you or “S. S.” either know Darrell’s range. I heard of him going toward Palacios in a high gallop. Perhaps he was going fishing.
A Hoket, who has been pressing hay for Nolan Keller, T. E. Partain and others, has moved his press to the Cortes rice farm, where he will press rice straw.
Tribune, October 23, 1903
Midfields is growing very fast.
Jas. Fortenberry has his building nearly completed.
J. L. Blair now has a nice residence in Midfields.
Miss Eva Fitzgerald is staying in Midfields at present.
We are glad to say that Mrs. W. D. Young is able to be up again.
Jim and Charley Wiley and Will Queen were in town Monday with some fine beef.
W. H. Glenn and Robert Countryman were in town Monday.
W. R. Countryman, Iron Roberts and Jim Wright went to the Colorado one day last week.
Miss Phoebe Platt has returned to her home in the country.
Warner Poole and sister came over from Ganado Saturday.
Otto Bard, Midfield’s young merchant, Sundayed at F. H. Fitzgerald’s.
Jim Fortenberry and wife went to Ganado one day this week.
Hon. C. C. Duson and wife went to Hamilton Point Saturday.
Ira Fitzgerald came to Midfields Sunday.
Miss Eva Fitzgerald visited home folks Sunday.
F. Cornelius and son, Louie, were in town one day this week.
F. H. Fitzgerald was in town one day last week.
Otto Bard went to Ganado last week on business.
Ed Hulquist and Si Howard, both from Ganado, came by Midfields while on their way to Markham.
Dee Young went to A. N. Hoke’s Monday.
Pete Keller will soon have his store completed.
Tribune, December 4, 1903
Everybody seems to enjoy the fireside these days as the weather is considerably colder than usual.
The truckmen of this section are endeavoring to plant in quantities sufficient to ship in car lots. While we do not want to discourage them in this undertaking, we feel that a little advice and a few suggestions from one who has had some experience might help them to some extent. Instead of raising truck to ship in car lots over the railroads thereby letting the railroads reap most (if not all) of the profits of their labor, plant and raise such crops as can be canned and held until the prices suit. There is not any use of us in this section trying to raise watermelons, cucumbers, canteloupes, etc., in competition with the lower Brownsville country as we can only hope to play second fiddle as they are about two weeks ahead of us and get the cream while we can only get next best. We have splendid room, steam pressure and everything necessary (except a vat or tank) at the gin here and Mr. McFadden has gladly given his consent to the proposition and will do all in his power to help the enterprise along. I think we should plant nothing for the market that is not suitable for canning purposes. Of course, if we can get part of it on the market at a profit, all well and good but for the balance we can and are sure to get a profit out of it as we can hold it until the prices are right. Take cabbage for example. We can raise them, we can krout them and we can can the krout and get 40c per gallon for it. Does that look like anything to you? If so just lend us your assistance and help us to convert the unused room and other advantages of the gin into a first class canning factory, which will enable us to raise truck at a profit all the year round instead of only a few weeks in the year.
We learn that Prof. F. P. Lund procured tickets for his wife and two sons to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. We wish them success and continued pleasure while away.
Quite an acreage is in readiness for planting to corn and cotton in this section which is a stamp of prosperity and means that the farmers are getting down to business. We would suggest that instead of letting the corn field grow up in weeds and grass, to plow or break the land as soon as possible after gathering the corn and sow it to oats for pasturage, cow peas of some other crop. That will be a benefit to the land and farmer. The weeds and grass only makes a harbor for insects, are a detriment to the land and a disgrace to the farmer. The successful farmer wages war at all times against the weeds, insects, etc., and it is not necessary to go into his barn, granary, pens or storehouses to pick him out, but you can tell him as far as you can see his land. So let's be up and doing at the right time and the results will pay for all time and trouble.
J. R. Gaumer has transferred his fixtures and merchandise from the Fitzgerald building to the new brick where he is preparing to do business, having brought a stock of goods from Wallis.
The Midfield Grain Company will occupy the Fitzgerald building.
Rev. Alkire conducted funeral services near the oil field today, deceased being a daughter of Mr. Hawk. Diptheria was the cause of death.
Rev. Alkire will hold a protracted meeting in Blessing in place of Bro. Moran who is unable to be present on account of illness of his wife.
There will be a Sunday school rally at Midfield the fifth Sunday of this month under the auspices of the Methodist Church, South--comprising Markham, Dunbar and other Sunday schools. Everybody earnestly solicited to attend.
We are glad to note that several are interested in the canning plant at the gin and feel satisfied that the enterprise will be a paying proposition for all who take part in it.
Mr. Thomas Barnes has a new daughter at his home, both mother and babe are doing nicely.
The Girls' Tomato Club is commencing to do things. Miss Ona Smith has over 500 plants in cold frames awaiting the proper time for planting in the open.
Miss Scelia Weeks visited at Mr. Smith's a few days last week.
Miss Helen Roberts had a birthday party Tuesday, it being her sixth birthday. Quite a number of schoolmates and friends were present and report a splendid time.
Felix Reid attended I. O. O. F. lodge at Palacios Tuesday night.
Religious services at Midfield church are as follows:
First Sunday morning and night, Rev. Alkire.
Second Sunday, morning and night, Rev. Alkire.
Third Sunday, morning and night, Rev. Rice.
Fifth Sunday, morning and night, Rev. Alkire.
Sunday school every Sunday at 10 o'clock a. m.
Christian Endeavor every Sunday night at 7 o'clock p. m.
Prayer meeting Wednesday night at 7 p. m. Choir practice following.
All are cordially invited to attend.
Mr. J. R. Green has gone up State in the interest of the Sun Land Company's colonization plans.
The weather was first-class last week for killing hogs and several of our people availed themselves of the opportunity.
B. Arping dredge that passed near here a few days ago is at work near
the oil fields, doing some work on irrigating ditches.
Matagorda County News and Midcoast Farmer, Bay City, Friday, March 6, 1914
The employees of the Ward Cattle and Pasture Co., are getting to be quite bold in law breaking, cutting fences and taking their cattle away from people who have under the law taken them up. Even they compelled an old man who was guarding some cattle, to give up his gun and ammunition to them (by getting the drop on him with a six-shooter) and then retreated on double quick while they took the cattle. It seems that the county of Matagorda has plenty of law abiding citizens who should be willing to enforce the law and should be empowered to protect themselves and their rights against such open day hold-ups and outrages.
Get things in shape for Midfield cannery will be in operation as soon as necessary.
Mr. Elmer Bridges, our section foreman, took a few days lay off last week and returned to his station bringing with him a wife which he married while away. We extend to them our congratulations and wish for them much success and happiness in their married life.
Our people are rejoicing over the timely rain which was much needed on corn and cotton. This surely is an ideal country as the crops seem to grow regardless of rain as was noted last year. While it has seemed too dry of late to even sprout the seed yet farmers report excellent stands and say they do not see how the seed found moisture enough to germinate. The secret is easily explained; plow thoroughly and moderately deep in the fall and early winter, rebed (and don’t be afraid of working the ground too much) then cultivate shallow and often and you are sure to raise good crops.
The road work is progressing nicely and many miles of excellent road is already put up and with favorable weather many more miles will be put up in the near future.
Mr. and Mrs. Henderson visited at Palacios the last of the week.
Matagorda News and Midcoast Farmer, April 24,
A four and one-half inch rain fell here last Tuesday night which will make the fresh-graded roads almost impassable. We are not complaining but could have done nicely with an half inch of rain to moisten the crust, so we are more than satisfied.
Mr. Ashton, who was working with Mr. Knott, is now working for the Scott Bros.
Mr. Knott's son-in-law arrived from Tampico, Mexico, last week, having sent his wife and children to the States some time ago. He was staying to look after his ranch property, but decided the country could get along without him for a while, so he came here to join his wife and family. He and his wife left for San Antonio where he expects to find employment.
Mrs. Illbey, who has been quite sick, is getting along nicely.
Grandma McSparran slipped from a bottle that was lying on the floor and fell, injuring her quite badly. As she is past 90 years old, she can not take a fall like a child.
Protracted meetings are still in progress, much interest being shown. There has been two conversions and it is hoped many more will follow.
Mrs. Pearl Baxter was visiting homefolks here, but returned to Palacios, accompanied by her sister, Miss Ona Smith.
Mrs. Moore has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henderson, returning to Palacios Monday.
The Sun Mercantile Company is having a warehouse built, Mr. Smith doing the work.
Our streets are in bad shape on account of having them partly graded when the rain came.
Mr. Will McSparran took his mother out to his ranch Saturday.
Walter Magee left for Lake Charles, La., Monday.
Mrs. Aikin, mother of our pastor, is here, attending and helping in the meeting.
Ball game between Collegeport and Midfield here on our diamond; results, 9 to 10 in favor of Collegeport.
Ball game between Midfield and Blessing Sunday on Blessing diamond--15 to 4; favor Midfield.
Matagorda News and Midcoast Farmer, May 15,
Plenty of rain at present.
Mr. C. E. Gilbert, editor of the Matagorda County News, was in our midst a few days last week in the interest of his paper and acquainting himself with our farmers and their interests.
On account of so much rain the road work is at a comparative standstill.
The Midfield Grain Co. is having a good substantial store built which will add much to the looks of our town. Mr. J. E. Davis is doing the work.
The Sun Mercantile Co. has a new warehouse and other appurtenances to the store in fine shape and are prepared to conduct a regular mercantile business.
Mrs. Alkire left here Monday for Palacios where she will join her husband who is doing carpenter work at that place.
The protracted meeting closed Sunday night. While there were less than a dozen conversions there was much good done. There were five people who joined the Baptist church and two joined the Methodist church.
Rev. Rice of Palacios attended services here Sunday.
Mrs. W. E. Singleton and daughter was in Bay City a few days this week.
A ball game between Midfield and Markham on our diamond resulted in a score of three to five in favor of Markham. Our pitcher struck out the first 3 men to bat with nine balls. Not so bad is it?
Mr. Glen Hammonds visited Wharton Saturday and Sunday.
Messrs. Burl Davis, Walter Huffaker, and Glen Hammonds left Monday for Houston and Galveston for a few days. Mr. Hammonds will continue his journey to Jennings, La., to visit friends and relatives.
The Ladies Aid met this week at Mrs. Brown's reporting a nice time.
The Missionary Society will meet with Mrs. J. W. Smith Thursday May 21st.
Mr. Alfred Illbry visited in Palacios Sunday returning Monday morning.
Mr. Walter Magee returned from Lake Charles, La., Monday where he bought a house pattern of fine lumber which arrived Tuesday. He expects to commence a residence, barn and other buildings as soon as possible for his father and mother. J. W. Smith is expected to do the work of building.
The G.H. & S.A. R'y will operate a motor car from Palacios to Wharton on schedule time arriving at Midfield 12:27 p.m. returning 10:25 p.m.
Mr. Darrel Dyer relieved W. K. Keller at the lumber
yard Monday while Mr. Keller attended county court in Bay City.
(Too Late For Last Issue)
We are enjoying some fine weather now and the road work is in progress again.
We have organized a Junior League at the church here with an enrollment of 51 ranging in ages from 3 to 15. The idea of the organization is to teach the Bible and other things of interest to the members and to give them something to do and somewhere to go on Sunday afternoon instead of running around the street and other places.
Mrs. Pearl Baxter and baby came up from Palacios to spend a few days with her parents.
Mr. Ed Cox is building a barn on his lot east of the church.
Mr. J. W. Knott's daughter and husband returned to Midfield from San Antonio and other places.
All our farmers are busy with their crops at present.
There will be an Ice cream supper at the home of J. W. Smith Monday night given by the Methodist Ladies. Also one at Mr. Davis' Friday night given by the Baptist Ladies. Everybody invited to attend and help in the good cause.
Matagorda News and Midcoast Farmer, June 5,
(Too Late For Last Issue)
Midfield is still on the map, and everything moving nicely now.
Many of our truck farmers are preparing to can the crops while others are shipping.
Col. F. Cornelius, B. W. Trull, J. J. Fortenberry, Darel and Cecil Jordon and J. W. Smith went to Bay City Monday.
Mr. Philix Reed returned Monday to Caney to make hay.
All teams and men are busy making roads again.
J. W. Smith gave an interesting talk and some demonstrations, and blackboard work at the Church Sunday night in behalf of the Christian Endeavor.
J. S. Williams and family spent from Saturday till Monday with relatives at Blessing.
Dr. Wagner of Palacios was called last week to see little Carl Azkirk, who was quite sick again. He is all right now.
Miss Marshall of Palacios, was the guest of the Misses Davis Friday and Saturday.
Some of the young ladies met last week and organized a "Sewing Club." The charter members were Misses Ina Davis, Lillie Davis, Jessie Davis, Nina Hoffhines, Ona Smith, Celia Weeks, Mollie Reed, Minnie Fitzgerald and Miss Lennie Roberts. The club will meet on Tuesday afternoons, the initial meeting being held with Mrs. Roberts.
W. Lawrence and family arrived last week from Bonham and rented the two story dwelling owned by W. K. Keller. They will make this their future home.
The Ladies Aid Society gave an ice cream [supper] at the home of J. T. Davis and family Friday night; about $13 was realized.
The prayer meeting will be conducted at the Church on Wednesday evenings henceforth instead of the different homes. The Friday night cottage meetings will still be continued till the Baptist revival services commence.
J. J. Kuhn transacted business in Bay City Monday.
Matagorda News and Midcoast Farmer, June 19,
Professor Brown, the principal of the Midfield school, has been called home on account of his father's illness.
The Midfield members of the Matagorda County Diversification and Marketing Association will meet Saturday afternoon at the school house.
Quite a few of the farmers have commenced to plant corn, especially those having lighter soil. Some of the black hogwallow land is still too wet for planting.
Mr. F. C. Kent was home from Houston this week to see the folks.
The Coffey Merc. Co. is preparing to move their stock to Victoria.
Miss Hoffhines left Thursday for Houston where she is
to take a position at the Telephone exchange.
A baby boy has come to stay with F. Cornelius. We congratulate.
The school gave a program in honor of Washington's birthday Friday afternoon. Several visitors enjoyed the speaking.
Rev. Rice from Palacios filled his usual appointment at Midfield Sunday.
The public school gave the children a holiday on the 22nd--Washington's birthday.
Mr. McFaddin, the ginman, is busy taking down his gin. He intends to move to some place in East Texas.
Ralph Hoffines and Dwite Sarchet left Monday for Kansas.
Matagorda News and Midcoast Farmer, February
Mrs. W. Keller and Mr. Anderson will leave Sunday for Fort Worth, to attend the annual meeting of the Woodmen of the World and the Woodmen Circle.
Mrs. Henry Norgoard went over to Bay City Thursday, to spend a couple of days with her mother.
The Midfield young people have Library meetings once a week, at the school house.
Matagorda News and Midcoast Farmer, March 9,
Last Thursday afternoon the Ladies Missionary Society of the Methodist church was the guest of the Methodist Church Society of Blessing. Several interesting papers were read. Light refreshments were served.
Last Friday afternoon, while riding after some cattle, Mr. Milo Wilson had a narrow escape. His horse fell with him and he received several bruises. Saturday Mr. Wilson was, however, again in town although he walked very carefully.
Mrs. Kent gave an all-day party last Friday for some of her friends. Present were Mesdames J. R. Green, W. B. Gaumer, Chester Gaumer, B. W. Trull, M. M. Barclay, C. F. Hammond and F. L. Lund. A fine dinner was served in which nice fresh strawberries held a conspicuous place. Fine Japanese place-cards were used and the ladies had lots of fun hunting their places at the dinner table.
Mr. K. M. Aiken from Blessing neighborhood was in town Saturday selling strawberries.
Mr. M. M. Barclay has been raising some very fine heads of cauliflower. Any one trying them will admit that this section is well suited for such crop.
Road work has been going on last week after a long rest. Hope more bonds can be sold soon, as lots more work is needed.
Next Friday evening at 8 o'clock, Rev. O. B. Falls of Bay City will give an illustrated lecture on Mission fields at the church. Everybody invited. Admission free.
Mr. Edgar Hammond went down to Palacios with Mr. Idle Fortenberry to help with roadwork on Mr. Fortenberry's contract. Mr. Alvin Allen also went to work for Mr. Fortenberry in Palacios.
The young people had a party at Mr. Garnett's home Saturday night.
Mr. Fitzgerald brought back some fine fish and oysters from his trip to Oyster Lake. Old Fitz surely knows how to catch 'em.
County Agent W. R. Persons will be in Midfields, April 16th, to vaccinate stock for charbon.
What is the matter lately with the old folks'
attendance at our Sunday school? Parents, don't send your children,
please bring them. Some people seem to think that Sunday school
attendance is not necessary when there is no preaching after Sunday
school, while Sunday school work in reality is the most important.
The Midfields school had a picnic and Easter egg hunt Saturday in the Keller ranch forest. Everybody had a good time.
The young people of Midfields have literary meetings once a week at the school house.
Most of the corn crop in the Midfields is now planted. Some of it is up. The last frost does not seem to have much damage.
Many of the farmers had their stock vaccinated against charbon by county Demonstrator Persons last Friday.
Strawberries are now beginning to be part of the menu at many homes.
Matagorda News and Midcoast Farmer, April 6,
The strawberry supper by the Ladies' Missionary Society set for Friday will be put off to the 4th of May on account of the heavy rains, and will be held at Mrs. W. B. Gaumer's residence.
The heavy rains last week have damaged the crops to a considerable extent. The Juanita Creek is almost as high as in 1909 and lots of cultivated land is flooded.
The town of Midfields was dry and nice the day after the heavy rains.
Mr. C. F. Hammond received a telegram Sunday that his mother is very ill. He left for Clay City, Illinois, where his mother lives, via the Brownsville train Monday morning.
Mr. B. W. Trull was a business visitor in San Antonio last week.
Mr. and Mrs. W. McSparran intend to move to Blessing
where Mr. McSparran has accepted a position.
Mr. Chester Gaumer is the happy father of a big boy.
The Children's Day at the church was postponed on account of bad weather last week, which made it impossible for the children to come to practice.
The Midfield school team played the Blessing high school team Friday last week at Blessing. The score was 10 to 12 in favor of Blessing.
At the meeting of the W.O.W. Lodge last Friday night, Mr. Franx [Frank?] Dunn surprised the boys with serving a nice lunch after the business was dispensed with.
The public school will close next Friday afternoon.
The bridge over the Trespalacios creek on the Bay City road is again passable.
Matagorda News and Midcoast Farmer, May 14,
Mr. and Mrs. Dean Aikin of Sinton spent the week end with relatives.
Miss Eunice Willis visited her friend Ada Brown at Ganado over Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Harbison and family were Saturday visitors at Francitas.
Oscar Michna, who is attending school at Bay City, spent the weekend at home.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wilkerson and children visited with home folk in Palacios Saturday night.
Mrs. Hannah Aikin went to San Marcos Thursday to spend a few weeks with her daughter.
Miss Thelma Smith spent the weekend with home folks at Clemville. Miss Vivian accompanied her.
Mrs. W. K. Keller of Markham has organized a music class here. She gives Monday and Thursday afternoons.
Rev. Deckert, of Markham, will preach Sunday morning and evening. This will be the last service here until after the M. E. Conference.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Cornelius, Mrs. Melburg and daughter, Irene, Mr. and Mrs. Harbison attended the M. E. quarterly conference at Clemville Sunday P. M.
Rev. Smith of Markham preached at the church Sunday night. We are sorry it is necessary to let Mr. Smith leave the Baptist pastorate here. Hope that a church interest can be worked up here again and another pastor installed.
Friday night the annual reception was held for the school faculty. The welcome was given by Mrs. T. Cornelius, response by Prof. Harbison, after which the P. T. A. folk urged 100% membership this year. The rest of the evening was spent in a social hour ending with refreshments of punch and cake. Everyone had a good time and departed wishing the school a very prosperous year.
Palacios Beacon, September 29, 1927
Mr. Elzie Wolf visited his father, near Palacios Sunday.
Miss Adele Vivian spent the week end with Miss Lillian Vivian.
Mr. Harbison and family visited Mr. Harbison’s father at Turtle Bay Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Sedlacek went to San Antonio Sunday for a few days visit.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Wilkerson were business visitors at Bay City Tuesday night.
Miss Eunice Willis was an overnight visitor at the Brown home at White Hall Tuesday night.
Mr. Troutman is tearing down the house on the Aikin farm. Mrs. Aikin will have her house in town remodeled and enlarged with the lumber.
Miss Thelma Smith was called to Clemville Thursday by the death of her cousin. Miss Smith has the sympathy of the community. Mrs. Harbison taught her room during her absence.
Rev. Brooster of El Campo and Rev. Deckert of Markham met with the S. S. Board Tuesday at 3 p. m. and checked up the years’ work. We are pleased to note the Sunday School is improving.
The Pie Social held Friday night was well attended and the stunts were enjoyed by all. The cake went to Miss Olga Tabola and pie to Mr. Nygard. Both pie and cake were closely contested for and the friendly rivalry gave the crowd a good time. About $40. was cleared for school ground material.
Palacios Beacon, October 13, 1927
Mrs. Bures and Mrs. Berlich were in Bay City shopping Tuesday.
Several from Midfield attended the Trades day at Markham Saturday.
Mrs. Melbourne entertained Miss Thelma Smith and Miss Adele Vivian Sunday at dinner.
Mrs. Pollard and Miss Mayfield, Co. Nurse, visited our school Tuesday, and examined the pupils.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Wilkerson, Mrs. Sedlacek and Helen Roberts attended the show at Bay City Monday nite.
Mr. Lamar and family of Sealy moved to the Hammond farm, West of town, where they will farm this year.
Mr. Michlas of Odem, is building a new house and barn on his farm north of town. Mr. Michlas will rent this farm this year.
P. T. A. meets at the school house Nov. 1st. We want a full attendance as we expect Mrs. McBride of Galveston to speak to us.
Midfield basketball girls and boys went to Clemville Friday and played the Clemville team. We got defeated but came home determined to defeat next time.
Mrs. Hannah Aikin, who has been visiting her daughter at San Marcos, and son at Sinton, for the past month, returned home Friday.
Mrs. Alice Fields and son and Mrs. Chas. Wilkerson, Misses Ruby and Lizzie Wilkerson, were Sunday guests at the R. C. Wilkerson home.
Palacios Beacon, October 27, 1927
Mr. Horace Troutman is building an addition on Mrs. Aikin’s house.
The school is buying a supply of desks from Gulf to accommodate our new pupils.
Quite a number from Midfield went to Bay City Monday and Tuesday to see “Ben Hur.”
J. M. Harbison of Palacios is spending a couple of weeks with his son, J. J. Harbison and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cornelius, of Houston, are spending their vacation with friends and relatives.
Rev. J. A. Calloway, of Francitas, was in Midfield Tuesday looking after the Parsonage and making arrangements to move here. He will preach at the church Sunday.
The school celebrated Hallowe’en Friday afternoon in each of the grade rooms, and Friday night Mr. Harbison and Miss Vivian gave a party for the high school at the W. K. Keller house. Everyone had a big time and wished Hallowe’en came oftener.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bures entertained the old friends of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cornelius of Houston Monday night to a delicious dinner, afterwards games were played and the radio gave us some fine music. At a late hour the guests departed thanking Mrs. Bures for such a delightful time.
P. T. A. held its regular meeting Tuesday, 3:30 p. m. at the school house. The membership contest came to a close and the losing side will give the winners an entertainment in the near future. It was decided to send Mrs. Harbison to Houston as a delegate to the State Convention. Mrs. Dan McBride of Galveston, 4th District chairman, was present and gave us a talk.
Palacios Beacon, November 3, 1927
Mr. Callaway will move into the parsonage this week.
Mr. Vacek of Schulenburg, moved into the hotel last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Hallie Anderson were Houston visitors last week.
Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Trull were in Houston the first of the week.
Miss Eunice Willis spent the week end with home folks at DeCosta.
Miss Opal Fortenberry of Bay City spent the week end with relatives.
Miss Margaret Bolling, of Palacios, spent the week end with Jean Trull.
Mr. Edgar Hammond moved into the Tom Cornelius property Monday.
Mrs. R. H. Church, of Palacios, visited her brother, J. J. Harbison, Thursday.
Rev. J. A. Callaway of Francitas, preached Sunday morning at the church.
Mrs. Woodson, Sr., and Mrs. Manuel Woodson were Bay City visitors Tuesday.
Mrs. Hannah Aiken and Mrs. Frank Burlich [Brhlik?] were Sunday dinner guests at Mr. Brown’s.
Mr. and Mrs. Pete Michna went to Woodboro Saturday to visit relatives a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Knight, of Needville, Texas, visited Mrs. Knight’s sister, Mrs. Joe Bures Sunday.
Miss Augusta Berlich [Brhlik?] who is nursing at Needville, Texas, is taking a vacation with her mother and friends.
Clemville school came over Friday and gave us another whipping but our girls gained some __ to 13 for Clemville. All right maybe we’ll win someday.
The Clemville Epworth League came to Midfield Sunday night and gave a League Program. After the program Mr. Taylor helped the Midfield young people organize a League. Mr. Harbison was chosen Sponsor, Miss Adelade Callaway, President; Florence Fortenberry, Secretary. We appreciate Mr. Taylor and his young people in their efforts to help us and invite them to come again.
Palacios Beacon, November 10, 1927
Miss Lillian Michna is visiting at Woodsboro, Texas, this week.
Miss Eunice Willis spent her vacation with home folks at Decosta.
Mrs. W. K. Keller of Markham, was in Midfield Monday giving her music lessons.
Miss Ida Mae Yates visited her sister at Nursery, Texas, Thanksgiving vacation.
Mr. B. W. Trull and family spent Thanksgiving at the Nester home in Palacios.
Mr. and Mrs. Bures visited Mr. Bures’ brother at Sublime, Texas, for Thanksgiving.
Miss Adele Vivian and Miss Thelma Smith attended the State Teachers’ Meet at Houston.
Mr. J. M. Harbison returned to Palacios Monday, after a week’s visit with his son and family.
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Harbison and daughters visited in Houston and attended the State Teacher’s meeting.
The Missionary Society will have an all-day meeting at Mrs. Trull’s Dec. 8. The Prayer week program will be given.
Mr. and Mrs. Ves Hale of San Marcos arrived at Midfield Sunday to make their home this winter with Mrs. Hale’s mother, Mrs. Aikin.
Mr. and Mrs. Adcock, of Victoria, and Mr. and Mrs. Emery McGee of Buckeye, ate Thanksgiving dinner with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. McGee at Midfield.
Mrs. Aikin, Mrs. Frank Berlich [Brhlik] and Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Woodson, visited the Midget family at Nursery and relatives at Sinton and San Marcos during vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Berlich [Brhlik] entertained a few friends Monday night at supper in honor of Mr. Stewart’s birthday. We wish Mr. Stewart many more happy birthdays.
Rev. Ratliff of Cuero will preach at the church Sunday morning, Dec. 11 at 11 a. m. Everyone is invited to attend and bring a basket dinner and stay to the afternoon service.
The young people’s society recently organized meets at the church. Afterwards a basket dinner was enjoyed by those present, after dinner a social and program hour was spent. Everyone enjoyed the day.
The P. T. A. had a called meeting Tuesday evening after school and it was decided to have a pie social Friday night, Dec. 2nd, and use the proceeds for the records for the music memory contest. Everybody is invited to come and bring a pie.
Palacios Beacon, December 1, 1927
Mrs. Frontman and baby visited with Mrs. Aikin Tuesday.
Mrs. Burlich [Brhlik], Sr., is visiting her daughters at Needville this week.
Mr. Jean Petilla of Wadsworth, spent Sunday night at the Aikin home.
P. T. A. met Tuesday night, not a very large crowd was present as it rained.
The Missionary meeting will be with Mrs. Trull Thursday in an all day meeting.
Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Keller moved from Markham into their home property here.
Mr. Harbison and family visited his father in Palacios, who has been seriously ill, Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. S. P. Myers and S. A. Myers of Forddran, Texas, visited Saturday, with their mother, Mrs. Myers and sister, Mrs. J. A. Callaway.
Mrs. Emery McGee, of Buckeye, came last week and cared for Mrs. McGee, Sr., who was quite ill. We are glad to report Mrs. McGee much improved.
Rev. Ratliff will preach at the church Sunday morning, dinner at noon, Conference afternoon also a sermon with young peoples’ meeting at 6:30 and another preaching service following. We cordially invite everybody to come and bring your lunch basket and enjoy the good things we will hear.
One of the most enjoyable get-to-gether socials of the year was the pie social given Friday night for the benefit of the Music Memory record fund. Only about $10. was taken in but the extemporaneous program and the contest for the Cherry pie which was a close contest between about 10 men and won by Mr. Will Roberts gave everyone such a good time that every one is asking for another.
Sunday was Mr. F. C. Cornelius’ 77th birthday. The Sunday School sang him “A Happy Birthday Dear Leader,” as he is our S. S. Supt. At the family home the children and grand children who live near Midfield with Mr. Leon and Miss Juanita Cornelius of Houston, Mr. Cornelius, a nephew also of Houston, Mrs. Moeller of New Braunfels and Mr. Stewart of Midfield at the birthday dinner. We all wish Mr. Cornelius many more happy birthdays.
Palacios Beacon, December 8, 1927
B. W. Trull was a Bay City business visitor Monday.
Mrs. Will Anderson is visiting relatives in Midfield.
Miss Jean and Mr. Bob and Carl Trull spent the week end in Houston.
Mr. and Mrs. Sedlacek of Francitas visited friends at Midfield Thursday P. M.
Mrs. Larson went to McDade, Tex., Sunday to spend Christmas with her mother.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Wilkerson visited their parents at Palacios Saturday night.
Rev. J. A. Callaway went to Blessing Sunday morning to fill his appointment there.
The school is preparing a Christmas program to be given Friday night also will have a Christmas tree.
Mr. and Mrs. Graham returned home Wednesday from Mountain Home, where they visited their daughter.
The Sunday School expects to have a short program and a Christmas address given afterwards. We hope we can have good weather and a good crowd.
Mr. J. C. Boyd of Port Lavaca, Sheriff of Calhoun County, and W. F. Schwind of Francitas were business visitors in Midfield one day last week.
Mrs. Pollard, County Superintendent and Mr. Eilers of Austin, the State School Inspector, visited our school Thursday and helped us out financially.
Palacios Beacon, December 22, 1927
Miss Lillian Michna of Palacios, came home for Christmas dinner.
Miss Thelma Smith is spending her vacation at her home in Clemville.
Miss Josephine Callaway came home from Blessing to spend her vacation.
Cecil and Carlee Brinkley went to Bay City Tuesday for a few days visit.
Miss Eunice Willis went to DeCosta Saturday to spend the Xmas vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. Harbison and family were Xmas visitors with relatives in Palacios.
Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Woodson left Friday for Fannin County to visit Mr. Woodson’s old home.
Miss Ruby Castle Church of Palacios is spending the week with her cousin, Alline Harbison.
Miss Adele Vivian left Thursday night for San Antonio to visit her parents through the holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Krueger of Houston, visited Mrs. Krueger’s mother, Mrs. Curry during vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Wilkerson attended the family reunion at the home of the father of Mrs. Wilkerson, over Christmas.
Mary Janette McGee, who has been with her grandparents this winter, went home to Buckeye, where she will go to school the rest of the winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Michna from Palacios and Mr. and Mrs. Sedlacek from Francitas, attended the program at the school house Friday night and visited relatives over Xmas.
Mr. and Mrs. Burris have as Christmas guests Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pokluda from Houston, Mr. and Mrs. Amel Burris of Ganado, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Burris from Louise, and Mr. and Mrs. Nemec of Midfield.
Miss Ida Mae Yates who has been with her sister, Mrs. Hammond, and going to school, left Saturday for her home in Del Rio. We will all miss Ida Mae as she numbered her friends by her acquaintances.
Robert Kopecky, son of Mrs. Frances Kopecky died Tuesday morning at the family home. Robert had been an invalid all his life but was happy and cheerful. The sympathy of the neighborhood goes to Mrs. Kopecky and family in the hour of their sadness. Funeral services will be at Hawley, where he will be buried Wednesday P. M.
Palacios Beacon, December 29, 1927
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Burlick [Brhlik] were Sunday guests at the Fitzgerald home.
Miss Cecil Brinkley has been out of school this week on account of sickness.
Mr. R. C. Wilkerson and family were Saturday evening visitors at the C. O. Graham home.
Mrs. Willie Calloway of Sugarland, came Friday for a few weeks visit with Rev. Callaway and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Bucannon and children and Mr. and Mrs. Harbison and girls were Sunday callers at the F. Cornelius home.
The Music Memory records have been purchased and the class has begun work. We are glad to see so many take an interest in this good music.
Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Woodson returned Saturday from points in North Texas and Oklahoma, where they visited Mr. Woodson’s old home. They report a fine visit but Oh, such cold weather.
The Young People’s Society are going to start a hill top drive and we want every one to come Sunday night and enlist in one of the sides. The young folk expect to have a social soon and we want every young person in the neighborhood to join us and help in our good times.
The Church Missionary Society met with their new President, Mrs. W. K. Keller Thursday P. M. The lesson was lead by Mrs. Callaway and was very helpful and interesting. This is Jubilee Year and the first program was on what had been accomplished in the last seven Sabbaths of Years. Mrs. Bucannon was appointed Missionary Voice agent and she wishes all to give her their subscription. The next meeting will be Feb. 9 at the Parsonage.
Palacios Beacon, January 12, 1928
Miss Adele Vivian was a week end visitor in Palacios.
Mrs. Graham was a Monday visitor with Mrs. Callaway.
Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Trull were Houston visitors last week.
Miss Smith spent the week end with home folks at Clemville.
Mr. and Mrs. Hallie Anderson were Palacios visitors Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. I. T. Taylor, of Clemville, was a business caller around Midfield Friday.
Miss Eunice Willis was Sunday guest at the Brown home at White Hall.
Mr. Harbison and family Sundayed with Mr. Harbison’s father at Palacios who is sick.
Mr. Walter Magee of Bay City, is visiting at her father-in-law’s, Mr. J. M. Magee.
Miss Augusta Burlich [Brhlik] of Bay City is visiting her sister, Mrs. Bures and brother, Mr. Frank Burlick [Brhlik].
Mrs. Burlick [Brhlik], Sr., returned Saturday from an extended visit with her children at different places in the state.
Oh, Boy, those mid-term exams are over with, only Cecil and Gene were absent and they will have them when they return.
Dr. Wagner was called to the F. Cornelius home Friday to see Gene, who has inflammatory rheumatism. We are glad to report he is some better.
The social at the school house Friday night was well attended considering the weather and everyone had a good time. There was several tables of 42 and other games and music kept the crowd entertained until refreshments of cake, sandwiches, cocoa and coffee were serviced. We all hope we can have another next month.
Palacios Beacon, January 19, 1928
Miss Eunice Willis visited her mother at DeCosta Saturday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Woodson were in Bay City Tuesday afternoon.
Misses Adele Vivian and Thelma Smith were week end visitors in Houston.
Mr. and Mrs. Allinson Hammond of Buckeye called at the Graham and Aikin homes Sunday.
Born to Mrs. Chance, Jan. 30, a fine baby boy. Mrs. Chance is at Palacios at her father’s, Mr. Wolf.
Mrs. W. K. Keller and Mrs. J. J. Harbison were guests at the Markham Mother’s Club Wednesday.
Mr. N. W. Gainer, of Edna, was shaking hands with old friends at Midfield Saturday and Sunday.
Midfield was well represented at the Markham Epworth League Convention and 17 attended from here.
Mr. N. K. McSparren and F. J. Brhlik left Thursday morning for Comfort, Texas, with a truck load of horses.
We are sorry to report Mrs. Pete Michna is on the sick list, also quite a number of pupils are absent from school owing to sickness.
Blessing came Thursday and played the Senior boys and girls a game of basket ball. The Midfield girls won and Blessing boys won the boys game.
Palacios Beacon, February 9, 1928
The Baptist Minister of Palacios preached at Midfield Church Tuesday night.
Mrs. M. A. Fitzgerald of Alvin, Texas, is visiting her son and daughters, of Midfield.
Mr. J. F. Harbison of Houston left for home Wednesday after attending the funeral of his cousin, J. M. Harbison in Palacios.
Each room of the Midfield school enjoyed a Valentine box Tuesday p. m. The High School were invited into the Intermediate room, their teacher being absent.
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Harbison and family of Midfield have been attending the illness and death of their father and grandfather, Mr. J. M. Harbison of Palacios.
Palacios Beacon, February 11, 1928
Mr. and Mrs. V. O. Hale are moving to Palacios this week.
Mrs. Joe Bures took Mrs. Nemic [Nemec] to Bay City Tuesday to see little Joe Nemec.
Mr. and Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Frank Brhlik are all having a siege of the flu.
Little Leslie Lee Fortenberry who has been quite ill the past week is improving.
Mrs. Wilkerson Sr., and family of Palacios called at the R. C. Wilkerson home Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wilkerson and Miss Eunice Willis motored to El Campo Sunday night.
Mr. and Mrs. John Bentler, of Palacios, spent Sunday with their daughter, Mrs. R. C. Wilkerson.
The March meeting of the P. T. A. will be at the school house at 4 P. M. Tuesday, the 6th. Everybody come.
We are planning on having our school tryout in Declamation, Music Memory, and Spelling Monday night.
The Missionary Society meets with Mrs. Hammond, Sr., March 8th. We would love to have all the ladies present.
Mr. Harbison, Miss Vivian, Miss Willis and Miss Smith attended the Teachers’ Association at Bay City, Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Sedlacek are the proud parents of a fine son which came to make his home with them February 27th.
Mrs. Aikin, Mr. and Mrs. Larson, Miss Ida Mae Yates, and Mr. and Mrs. V. O. Hale were Sunday dinner guests at the Woodson home.
Our Sunday School Supt., Mr. Cornelius was absent Sunday for his post of duty owing to a severe tooth ache. We miss Mr. Cornelius when he is absent as he rarely ever misses.
Little Joe Nemec, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Nemec, was operated on at the Loos Hospital in Bay City Sunday night. We are glad to report he is improving as he was in a very serious condition.
Saturday night about 50 of the neighbors and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Larson gave them a farewell surprise. Games, popping corn and chatter entertained the crowd until a late hour, when refreshments were served. We departed wishing Mr. and Mrs. Larson success in their new home near Telferner. We will all miss these good people but our loss will be some ones gain.
Palacios Beacon, March 1, 1928
The Sunday School is preparing a short Easter program.
Rev. Callaway and Mrs. Harbison of Midfield, Mrs. Keller and Miss Dixon of Markham attended the M. E. Church Zone Meeting at Palacios Monday.
Miss Helen Roberts went to Houston Monday for a few weeks visit.
Mrs. Fitzgerald, Sr., of Alvin, is visiting her daughters and sons at Midfield.
Mr. Harbison and family visited relatives at Palacios Saturday night and Sunday.
Mrs. Anthony Mullens and children drove up from the Valley Tuesday to visit relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cornelius of Houston visited relatives and friends at Midfield over Sunday.
Mrs. Fleeman of De Costa is spending the week with Mrs. P. M. Michna and Miss Eunice Willis.
The Epworth League will give their Anniversary program Sunday night. Everyone cordially invited.
Miss Ida Mae Yates spent the week end with her sister, Mrs. Hammond, near the Carancahua River.
Mrs. C. O. Graham went to Mt. Home, Texas, Wednesday to care for her grandchildren who have the measles.
We are glad to see Mr. Stewart out again after being confined at his home for several weeks with rheumatism.
42 neighbors and friends gathered at the home of C. O. Graham Saturday night and enjoyed a fish fry. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cornelius of Houston were honor guests.
Quite a number of school patrons, teachers and pupils went to Bay City to the County Meet. We are proud of our pupils for if they all did not bring home firsts, they did well. Marian Callaway won first in Girls Junior Declamation; Carl Trull, second, Boys Junior Declamation and our Junior baseball girls won a first place.
Palacios Beacon, March 22 1928
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Wilkerson were in Palacios Tuesday afternoon.
Several from Midfield saw “Ben Hur” at Palacios Tuesday night.
Miss Eunice Willis was supper guest at the Melbourn home Tuesday night.
Misses Vivian and Smith were Sunday dinner visitors at the F. Cornelius home.
Mr. and Mrs. Woodson visited their daughter, Mrs. Avon Harter, near Hawley, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Harbison and daughters were Sunday guests at the J. J. Fortenberry home.
The High School play was given Friday night to a full house and every one declared it fine.
Mr. and Mrs. V. O. Hale, of Palacios, called on Mrs. Hale’s mother, Mrs. Aikin Monday p. m.
Mr. and Mrs. Sedaleck [Sedlacek] of Francitas were week end visitors with Mrs. Sedaleck’s [Sedlacek’s] mother, Mrs. Hurta.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bures and Mrs. Brhlik, Sr. were in Needville Monday and Tuesday visiting and attending to business.
Mr. Hopkins, our section foreman, with his family, left Saturday for a section down in the Valley. This section has not been given a permanent foreman yet.
Mr. and Mrs. Trull and son, Carl, and Marion Callaway went to Houston Thursday for the District Interscholastic Meet. We are proud of our youngsters, they brought home third and fourth places.
The Grades will give their closing program Thursday night at the auditorium. Friday will be the all day school picnic on the creek at Mr. Woodson’s. Sunday at 2:30 Rev. Derrick of Palacios will preach the Baccalaureate Sermon at the Methodist Church. Monday night at 8 o’clock the graduating exercises will be at the High School auditorium.
Palacios Beacon, April 19, 1928
Mr. Frank Brhlik went to Houston Monday.
Mr. J. M. Hensley of Goliad, was in Midfield Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Harbison were in Palacios on business Tuesday.
Miss Ida Mae Yates went to Bay City Friday to make her home.
Mrs. Avon Harter was taken to the Bay City hospital Sunday for treatment.
Marion Callaway is visiting with relatives in Palacios while her parents are away.
Rev. and Mrs. Callaway are at Nixon this week, attending Conference Meeting.
Mrs. Illberry of Houston is nursing Mr. and Mrs. J. M. McGee through a sick spell.
Mrs. Adcock of Nursery, is here this week caring for her parents, Mr. and Mrs. McGee.
Jimmie Jay Fortenberry, who is working at a garage in Bay City, Sundayed with home folks.
Mary Jeanette MaGee went to her home at Buckeye Monday. She had been attending school here.
Miss Lillian Michna, of Houston, and Mr. Oscar Michna, of Bay City, are visiting their parents this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Mullens moved into the section house last week. Mr. Mullens is the new foreman here.
Mrs. Susie Harbison and children who have been visiting the J. J. Harbison home, returned to Palacios Tuesday.
Palacios Beacon, May 10, 1928
Mrs. Ilberry of Houston is visiting friends around Midfield.
Gladis Harbison is spending the week with relatives at Turtle Bay.
Mrs. F. J. Brhlik and daughter are in Houston this week on a pleasure trip.
Miss Lilian Michna returned to Houston Friday night where she is attending college.
Mr. Joe Bures and family returned Saturday night from a weeks business and pleasure trip at Weimer, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Cornelius had as Sunday dinner guests Mr. J. J. Harbison and family of Midfield and Mrs. Harbison and children of Palacios.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. MaGee went to Tomalson Sunday to live with their daughter, Mrs. Adcock. We will miss these dear old people but hope their health improves in their new home.
There was no League Sunday night because of rain but we want to decide on a social to make money to send our delegate to Kerrville. Lesson topic will be “Playing the Game,” leader, Gladis Harbison.
The Missionary Society met with Mrs. F. Cornelius Thursday with Mrs. Aikin as lesson leader. Mrs. Edith Fitzgerald was elected Pres. To fill Mrs. Keller’s term. After the business hour delicious refreshments of ice cream and cake were served by the hostess.
Those who helped to make Mother’s Day delightful for mother Aikin were Mr. Dean Aikin of Sinton, Mr. and Mrs. Woodson, Mr. and Mrs. Brhlik, Mr. and Mrs. V. O. Hale and family of Palacios, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Hammond of Buckeye and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hale from West Texas.
Palacios Beacon, May 17, 1928
Mr. B. W. Trull was a Houston business visitor this week.
Mr. Joe Bures went to Missouri City Tuesday morning on business.
Mr. Harbison and family were Sunday guests at the Hammond home.
Mrs. Jim Sedlacek of Francitas is spending a few days with Mrs. Roy Wilkerson.
Mr. Ward and Mr. Logan of Palacios were guests of C. O. Graham Wednesday.
Mrs. Hannah Aikin was a Saturday night guests with her daughter, Mrs. V. O. Hale of Palacios.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Cornelius and sons, Foncie and Gene, went to Houston Monday for a day’s visit.
Rev. Webb, of Palacios, was a week end guest at the Tom Cornelius home and preached at the church Sunday.
Mr. Byres returned from East Texas Sunday with his family, they will live with Mr. Sellers on the Magee place.
Dr. Stone, of Palacios and Elder Speck of Abilene, Texas, held a week’s services at the high school auditorium. They expect to begin Thursday nite and preach for several nights this week.
Tuesday being Mr. Macha’s natal day, his friends planned a surprise for him. About fifty of the neighbors gathered at his home in the evening and a good time was had by all. Refreshments of cake and coffee were served.
Palacios Beacon, May 31, 1928
I. G. Tabola [Tobola] and S. Kindel made a business trip to Houston, Tuesday.
Miss Dorothy Milbourn has gone to Houston to spend the Fourth of July.
Miss Vess Hale of Oklahoma, arrived Tuesday to spend a few weeks with her mother, Mrs. Aiken and other relatives.
Lillian Michna and Emma Kuba, who work at Dr. Loos’ hospital, are visiting San Antonio, Kerrville and other places of interest in West Texas while on their vacation.
Palacios Beacon, July 4, 1929
The Midfield school building, a practically new, five room structure, was totally destroyed by fire Thursday night.
The loss was complete as the building was burned to the ground with equipment. The origin of the fire is unknown, the general opinion being that a defective flue was the cause.
Immediate steps will be taken toward rebuilding, as the Midfield district is quite a large one. It was one of the best schools in the county, which accommodates quite a number of students.—Bay City Tribune.
Palacios Beacon, November 28, 1929
MIDFIELD. Dec. 4.—J. B. Bures has just finished a nice double garage on his place here.
Mrs. B. W. Trull and children spent the day in Palacios Thursday and had Thanksgiving dinner with relatives.
Miss Anna Cornelius came home Wednesday evening from Palacios, where she is attending school, and remained with her parents until Sunday.
Jas. S. Williams and wife, of Blessing, and their daughter, Mrs. Clarence Plant and husband, of Magnet, spent the day here Friday, with Mrs. Williams’ sister, Mrs. W. K. Keller.
Misses Cecil Brinkley, Florence Fortenberry and Irene Melbourne came in Thanksgiving day to be with the home folks, and returned to their school duties Monday morning, at Bay City.
Mrs. G. M. Mullens returned Thursday from a visit to her daughters, at Bay City and Buckeye She was accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Eugene Spoor and baby of Buckeye, who spent Thursday and Friday here.
J. J. Kuhn and wife and two sons, Victor and Milford, of Houston, were here to attend the funeral of Mr. M. E. Wilson last Friday, as they had been neighbors for many years before the Kuhns moved to Houston.
The Midfield Methodist Church has been given a pastor, a Rev. Floyd, of Alabama, who will soon arrive and begin his duties. He will reside in the parsonage at Markham, with his family, and preach at Markham, Clemville, and Midfield, as has been the custom heretofore.
School reopened here Tuesday morning, after a holiday for the past week on account of the loss of our school house by fire. The two store buildings owned by F. Cornelius were kindly loaned to the school, and have been fitted up to serve as a school house for the balance of the term. Of course the school work will be very much hampered by lack of facilities and equipment, but everybody is doing his best to help carry on, and we all appreciate the kindness of Mr. Cornelius in letting the free use of his buildings.
Our community was saddened on Thanksgiving day in the passing of one of our oldest citizens, Mr. Milo E. Wilson, whose death occurred about ten o’clock in the morning, after only a short illness. Mr. Wilson had been failing for some time, but his condition was not known to be serious for but a few days, and his death came rather suddenly, from heart disease. The funeral took place Friday afternoon, at the home, with Rev. Charles Founze conducting the services, and the body was laid to rest in the private cemetery of Mr. F. Cornelius, on his ranch near here. Mr. Wilson moved to Midfield with his wife in 1911, from Ohio, and have resided here ever since. His wife survives him, also a niece, Miss Ollie Burden, who has made her home with them for several years, besides a sister and a brother, who live in Ohio. Mr. Wilson was a member of the Methodist Church in Midfield, a good neighbor and friend, and will be missed in the community.
Palacios Beacon, December 5, 1929
MIDFIELD, Tex., Dec. 11.—Mrs. W. K. Keller was a Bay City visitor Fri.
F. Cornelius and wife were visitors to Bay City Friday.
Wm. F. Schwind of Francitas was here Friday on business.
Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Trull went to Houston Wednesday of last week, returning Thursday afternoon.
Ludwin Keller returned Monday night from San Antonio, where he had been for several days on business.
Mrs. D. H. Garner and little daughter, Cleo, came over Friday and spent the week end here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. McSparran.
The usual Community Christmas tree and program will be given in the church here this year, as there is no school house. The committees are at work, and hope to have a nice program, but will be limited of course on account of lack of room.
Victor and Milford Kuhn of Houston have been here the past few days doing some repair work for Mrs. M. E. Wilson. The home had to be moved back some time ago, to give more room for the right-of-way for Highway No. 71, so Mrs. Wilson had a new roof put on and other repairs made to the house.
Mrs. W. K. Keller was hostess to the Home Mission Society last Thursday afternoon, serving in Mrs. W. R. Roberts place. Only a few members were present, but a pleasant hour was spent, and plans made for the new year’s work. Refreshments of chicken salad, wafers and tea was served by the hostess.
Rev. M. C. Stearns of Palacios very kindly came up Sunday afternoon and preached for the Midfield folks, which was very much appreciated, as we had not had any preaching service for over a month. Rev. Floyd, the new Methodist pastor has arrived, however, and will be here to preach the first Sunday in January, which is the regular day for this appointment.
Palacios Beacon, December 12, 1929
Frank Brhlik went to Houston Monday for a brief business visit.
Mrs. Hannah Aikin is having a new roof put on her residence here in town.
Mrs. W. C. Melbourn and daughters visited relatives near El Campo last week.
R. E. Coffin and wife and daughter spent Sunday at Collegeport with friends.
Foncie Cornelius went to Houston last week to spend the holidays with his sister and brothers there.
H. L. Fortenberry and family are moving this week out to the Milam Flourney farm six miles west of town.
Miss Florence Moore and mother spent the Christmas holidays in Houston with relatives, returning home last Saturday.
J. B. Bures and family and F. J. Trojcak and family returned Thursday from Weimer where they spent Christmas with relatives.
Since the sun has been shining for a few days, work has been started again on Highway No. 71, which has livened up things a little here.
The young folks enjoyed a New Year’s party at the McSparran home Tuesday night, but the new year was ushered in very quietly.
Messrs. J. C. Koerth of San Antonio and Walter Etinit, of Brady, came in Tuesday and spent Wednesday here, guests at the H. Honys home.
Fred Cornelius and family came in from Houston Sunday morning for a brief holiday visit with relatives and friends, returning home Monday.
Mr. Vacek is having a new porch built on his residence here in town, which will add very much to the comfort as well as the looks of the place.
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Woodson, Manuel Woodson and wife and daughter and Bedford Warren and family spent Christmas day with the Avon Harter family in Blessing community.
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Brown were out to Sunday School again last Sunday, the first time for two months, one account of Mr. Brown’s long continued illness. Mr. Brown is looking quite well again.
The gin here is still operating occasionally, when ever some one needs cotton ginned. Something over seventy-five bales have been ginned to date, which is really better than was expected on account of the almost total failure of crops here as in other parts of the county.
J. D. Jordan and wife, J. L., Jr., of Blessing, spent Christmas day here at the home of W. K. Keller and wife. Other guests for the day at the Keller home were Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Bolling of Palacios, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Plan of Magnet, and Jas. S. Williams of Blessing.
J. J. Fortenberry and family left Saturday morning before Christmas by auto for Phoenix, Ariz., to make a visit to Mrs. Fortenberry’s parents and other relatives. They were joined at Bay City by M. I. Fortenberry and family, who made the trip with them. They all expect to return next Sunday.
The new Methodist pastor, Rev. Floyd, preached his first sermon here last Sunday morning, and will be here both morning and evening next Sunday to conduct services. Mr. Floyd made a very favorable impression with our people, as he seemed to be very earnest and intelligent speaker, with a pleasing personality also.
Palacios Beacon, January 2, 1930
Louis Burke and Willie Roberts were out driving Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Pete Keller attended movies at Bay City Sunday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Hangs visited with Mr. and Mrs. Nimic [Nemec] Sunday.
The Midfield School is getting ready for the County Meet at Bay City Friday and Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Burris visited a while with Mr. and Mrs. Brinkley Sunday evening.
Palacios Beacon, March 20, 1930
Miss Tenie Holmes of Bay City was calling on voters here Monday evening.
Foncie Cornelius has gone to Houston to be associated with his brothers in business there.
Mesdames W. K. and N. F. Keller spent the day with friend Mrs. Frank Hale at Bay City recently.
Dr. Stone of Palacios held service here Sunday morning for the congregation of the Christian faith.
Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Keller attended the Musical Program at the Methodist church in Bay City Sunday eve.
Messrs. W. T. Roberts, R. C. Wilkerson, John Hale, Hank Fortenberry and Claude Brinkley drove to Houston Sunday and witnessed the great Ballgame between New York and Houston, and saw Babe Ruth.
M. A. Hanys was the recipient of a surprise party on the twenty-sixth, which was his birthday. A large number of his friends came in bringing “eats” with them, which they served with the assistance of Mrs. Hanys, after everybody had enjoyed an evening of forty-two and other games.
The women of the Home Mission Society will serve lunch at the schoolhouse Saturday to the voters and others who may come in. The lunch will consist of sandwiches, pie, doughnuts, coffee and cocoa, served cafeteria style, at popular prices. The funds derived from the lunch will go toward screening the church here.
Midfield School came out very well in the County Meet, winner First place in Tennis, and Relay Races, Second in High School spelling, and Third in Senior Girls and Junior Boy’s Declamation. On account of lack of equipment we were debarred from many of the entrys, so we are proud of our youngsters, and if we get our new school house and all equipped, we hope to do better next year.
At the School election next Saturday Midfield voters will decide whether we will issue bonds for rebuilding our school house which burned last November. If the bonds carry, a larger and better building will be erected, and in time for the opening of the fall term of school, we hope. Our population has increased so in the past several years that we probably will have five teachers next term, as the Primary Department has been very much over crowded the past two terms.
Palacios Beacon, April 3, 1930
J. P. Keller and wife, of Bay City, were callers here Sunday evening.
Mrs. W. K. Keller spent the day at Blessing Friday, visiting her parents.
Harvey Clapp and family from near Blessing were here Sunday, the guests of the Woodson family.
Mrs. H. T. Anderson, and Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Curry returned Saturday from a week’s visit to Houston.
Miss Maurine Gideon of Markham, spent the week end here, the guest of Mrs. W. C. Melbourn and daughters.
Mrs. R. E. Coffin and daughter, Miss Lois, and Mrs. W. E. McSparran were Bay City visitors Saturday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Blair from Alvarado, stopped for a brief visit with friends here, while enroute to Palacios, Friday evening.
The young people of the community enjoyed a frolic at the school house last Saturday evening, chaperoned by quite a few of the older folks.
Our school base ball team went to Elmaton Friday and played a game with the school team there, winning the victory with a score of 14 to 7.
The Midfield Home Mission Society will meet with Mrs. H. L. Brown at her country home next Thursday afternoon, with Mrs. W. K. Keller leader of the program.
Rev. T. W. St. John, a Christian Minister of Bay City, came over and preached Sunday morning and evening in the place of the Methodist Pastor, Rev. Floyd who was away for a business visit at Hallettsville.
In the School election held here Saturday, Messrs. Chas. Boyers and P. M. Michna were elected School Trustees to succeed Messrs. Joe Zapalac and Roy Buchanan. The bond and tax issues carried also by a large majority.
N. F. Keller and wife were the recipients of an automobile accident last Friday afternoon when their car turned turtle near the railroad crossing between Midfield and Blessing. Mr. and Mrs. Keller escaped with only a general shaking up and some bruises, but the car had to go to the “hospital” and will need considerable repairing.
The Sunday School here will give a short Easter program on Easter Sunday morning immediately following Sunday School. Mrs. H. L. Brown has charge of getting up the program, and is assisted by several others. There will not be any other services here that day, but on Monday evening the Bohemian Lutheran Minister from Granger will hold Easter services in the Methodist Church, and expects to continue to have regular services after this. There will be a large Lutheran congregation, as there is no other place of worship for all the people of that faith, from Ganado to El Maton.
F. J. Trojcak and wife entertained guests for dinner Sunday. They were Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Dusek, Paul Wenzel, Mr. and Mrs. August Waytek and sons, Joseph and William, all of Fort Bend County, and Wm. Waytek and wife and Frank Trojak and wife, of Lavaca County. In the evening they were surprised by a visit from Mr. Trojcak’s sister, Mrs. Bill Brod and husband, and his brothers, Chas. and Joe Trojcak and wives, all from Jackson County. Other visitors during the day at the Trojcak home were E. Kronek and T. J. Kronek, and Joe Bures and family, of this place.
Palacios Beacon, April 10, 1930
Mrs. N. F. Keller and daughter, Mrs. Elzie Wolff and baby were Palacios visitors Tuesday afternoon.
N. K. McSparran and wife and son, Donald, and MRs. W. E. McSparran were Wharton visotirs last Thursday.
Mrs. W. K. Keller and her sister, Mrs. J. W. Williams, of Blessing, went to El Campo Tuesday afternoon shopping.
The young folks of Midfield had a weiner roast at the Tres-Palacios pumping plant, Tuesday night, followed by a swimming party.
Mr. M. A. Hanys has been in Houston the past two weeks attending the Ginners’ School of Instruction being held there. He came home Sunday for a brief visit to his family, and returned Monday.
Mrs. Hannah Aikin entertained the Home Mission Society at her home last Thursday afternoon, with Mrs. W. K. Keller in charge of the program. Mrs. J. H. Barber and Mrs. Floyd of Markham were visitors and assisted in the program. We were so glad to have them with us.
School will close here next Friday, the 16th, after a very successful nine months’ term. The commencement program will be given Thursday evening at the church in Midfield, with Mr. Harkey of Bay City, delivering the address. On account of the rain last Sunday, the Baccalaureate sermon was not preached, but will be given next Sunday instead, by Rev. St. John, of Bay City. There is a small graduating class this year, only three in number, all young ladies, Misses Irene Kolodachak, Mary Nemec and Dorothy Melbourn.
Palacios Beacon, May 15, 1930
J. L. Jordan and wife of Blessing spent Sunday at the W. K. Keller home.
The young people enjoyed a party at the Elzie Wolff home last Saturday evening.
Miss Helen Roberts went to Houston last Wednesday for a visit with relatives there.
A fine baby boy arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Buchanan last Saturday night.
R. Cornelius and wife spent the day at Markham Sunday with his son, W. D. Cornelius and family.
N. F. Keller, who suffered a partial Paralitic stroke some weeks ago, has so much improved, as to be able to be at home now, and is sitting up some.
Grandma Martin who lived with her son, J. A. Martin, near Bay City, died last Saturday and was buried here Sunday afternoon. Rev. C. A. Faunce conducting the burial service at the grave. Grandma Martin was past ninety years old, and had been an invalid for sometime, we are told. She was the grandmother to Mrs. S. R. Richardson, of this place.
Mrs. J. M. Magee received a Phone message telling her of the death of her nephew, Mr. Tarrant Hensley, of Houston. She, accompanied by Mrs. G. E. Magee and daughter Mary Janet left immediately to attend the funeral, which to take place at Belton. Mr. Hensley spent a good deal of time here in his early youth, and has many friends who regret to learn of his passing.
The Michell Construction Co., of Houston, of which Mr. H. M. Ainsley is local Manager, has about finished the dirt work on Highway No 71, and Monday morning loading the Drag Machines and other machinery to be shipped to Richmond, for another contract. In loading the machines, Mr. Ainsley was unfortunate in getting one of his hands caught, mashing two fingers quite badly. Medical attention was given immediately, and he will not lose either of the fingers, tho’ it is a very painful hurt.
Palacios Beacon, May 22, 1930
Miss Elnora Bures has returned from a visit of several days to relatives in Houston.
Miss Cleo Garner of Bay City spent last week here, at the home of her aunt, Mrs. R. E. Coffin.
Mrs. J. M. Magee, of Thomaston, has been here for several weeks on a visit to her son, G. E. Magee and wife and other friends.
J. J. Fortenberry and son, J. J., Jr., C. A. Faunce, and E. C. Hammond left this morning for Houston to attend the Haymakers Convention in session there this week.
Mrs. W. K. Keller has a music class in Palacios, and goes down there twice a week to teach. She has quite a good class for the summer, and others who will study music under her instruction this fall.
We were glad to have Mr. F. Cornelius able to be with us in Sunday School last Sunday. He had been suffering from an attack of Erysipelas for several weeks but seems to have recovered entirely now.
The M. A. Hanys family spent the week end in Houston visiting relatives. They drove over with Mrs. Hany’s brother, Mr. Kunetske, of Victoria, who is traveling salesman for Desel Boettcher Co., of Houston.
The Missionary Society met at the home of Mrs. W. E. McSparran last Thursday afternoon. Mrs. R. E. Coffin was leader of the program, after which the hostess assisted by her husband and son, served a picnic supper out under the trees, which was a real treat, as it consisted of barbecued kid, salads, pickles, bread, cakes and iced tea. Rev. Floyd and wife were guests from Markham, and others present were N. K. McSparran and family, R. E. Coffin and wife and daughter, Miss Cleo Garner, Miss Margaret Anderson, Mrs. J. M. Magee, Mrs. Hannah Aikin, Mrs. W. K. Keller.
Palacios Beacon, June 12, 1930
J. P. Keller and wife, of Bay City, were here Sunday evening for a short visit.
Mrs. J. P. Pierce and son, Richard, of Palacios, were callers here Sunday afternoon.
Little Miss Cleo Garner of Bay City is visiting in the home of her grandparents, W. E. McSparran and wife.
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Krueger of Refugio have been here the past week on a visit to Mrs. Krueger’s mother, Mrs. J. J. Curry.
Mrs. N. A. McSparran and son spent last week at Alvin visiting relatives, while her daughters, Misses Alma and Clara, visited a cousin in Houston.
Mrs. Anthony Mullens was brought home Thursday from the Loos Hospital in Bay City, after undergoing an operation. She is doing nicely at this writing.
R. E. Coffin and wife and daughter went to LaWard Sunday to attend church. Mr. Coffin has been engaged as Superintendent of the LaWard schools.
Mrs. Hannah Aikin returned home last Thursday after a two week’s visit with her daughter, Mrs. V. O. Hale at San Marcos, and her son, A. D. Aikin at Sinton.
N. F. Keller and family are moving this week to the B. W. Trull home here, having traded for it recently. We have been told that F. J. Trojak will move his stock of groceries into the store room below, and his family will occupy the apartment above vacated by Mr. Keller and family.
The new school building under construction here is rapidly assuming attractive proportions. The material being used in it is hollow tile, and the building, when completed, will consist of four class rooms and a large auditorium, all on the ground floor, and it will [be] thoroughly equipped with all modern fixtures, electric lights and gas for heating. When finished, the cost will be approximately $16,000. We were mighty sorry to lose our other school house by fire last November, but proud to be able to replace it with so much better and more modern one.
Palacios Beacon, July 31, 1930
Miss Florence Fortenberry is leaving this week to enter business college in Houston.
Mrs. Claire Pollard, and Rev. Terry Wilson were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Herrington Friday evening.
Mrs. J. B. Bures and children spent several days in Houston last week with a sister who had just undergone an operation for appendicitis.
Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Evans of Columbus were here Friday night to attend the dedication exercises. Mr. Evans was the contractor who built our new school house.
The ladies of the community will meet Friday afternoon to re-organize the Parent-Teacher Association, which has not been operating since the school house was burned last November.
Rev. H. E. Floyd filled his last appointment for this Conference Year, at the Methodist Church last Sunday morning. He was accompanied by Mrs. Floyd. Rev. Floyd was assigned this work in December, coming here from Alabama but he has done a good work. Both he and Mrs. Floyd are capable to fill any place that may be assigned them.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hale and children of Bay City, came over Friday evening to be present at the dedication exercises. Mr. Thos. P. Hale, of Wadsworth, Mrs. Ira Cartwright of San Marcos, and Mrs. Blaylock of Kingsville, son and daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Hale, graduated from the old school building here some years ago and several other members of the family attended school here.
School opened on Monday morning, with five teachers:--Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Herrington of Jackson County, Superintendent and Principal; Miss Lois Coffin, Midfield, Elementary teacher; and Miss Kathryn Douglas, Palacios, and Miss Constance Langham, Bay City, in charge of the Primary grades. The enrollment is not complete as yet, but there will probably be one hundred and fifty or more pupils this term. About sixty were enrolled Monday in the Primary Department alone. So a very busy and successful school year is anticipated by both teachers and patrons.
The Dedication Exercises of our new school building on last Friday evening was a memorable occasion to the Midfield people. Mrs. Pollard was mistress of ceremonies, and presided in her usual able manner. About 300 people were present, among them were visitors from Bay City, Markham, Palacios, Blessing, Columbus and Houston, and other points. The program consisted of the following numbers:--
Opening Remarks—Mrs. Pollard.
After the program punch was served to all present by the ladies of the P. T. A.
Midfield has reason to be proud of her school building, as it is modern in every detail. Has four large class rooms, a commodious auditorium with lovely stage furnishings, new piano, etc. The building is lighted with electricity and heated by gas.
Palacios Beacon, October 9, 1930
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Feb. 8, 2005
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