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August 15, 1895


Abstracted by Shirley L. Brown from the Newspaper Archives at the Matagorda County Museum, 2100 Ave F, Bay City, Texas.

Alvin Henderson, deputy head consul, Woodman of the World, instituted a camp here last week of that order with twenty members. The following officers were elected and installed: T. J. Hamilton, consul commander; R. A. Mathis, advisor lieutenant; J. D. Moore, banker; E. E. Scott, physician; W. C. Carpenter, clerk; J. W. Gaines, Jr., watchman; H. M. Greene, escort; D. A. Shannon, sentry; D. P. Moore, J. M. Sims, J. W. White, managers.


Ira G. Lord and family are spending a few days on the beach.

Mrs. Dr. Scott is visiting her father on lower Caney this week.

Roland Inglehart and wife returned from a two weeks visit to friends at Matagorda.

C. H. Williams was a member of the party who went to Velasco Tuesday on the railroad mission.

Mrs. J. S. Teel, of Willis Point, sister of Druggist J. W. White, is here on a visit for a few week.s

J. C. and Frank Faeckney, contractors, of Columbia, were here Monday bidding on the bridge contract.

Assessor Steve Hill and E. J. Inglehart were up from Matagorda in attendance upon commissioners court.

Henry Williams, Jno. Wendell and E. H. Rowold are spending the week on the beach, near the mouth of Caney.

R. A. Mathis leaves to-day for Navasota on a short business trip He will meet his mother at Hempstead and accompany her here, where she will spend several weeks on a visit.

Dr. J. C. Mayfield, of Alvin, and J. W. Sprowles, of Brazoria, were in the city Tuesday. Dr. Mayfield was looking after the closing up of the business affairs of his son, the late Herndon Mayfield, deceased.

W. E. Matkin, of Howell, Ark., was in Bay City Monday looking over our county with a view of locating here. He was highly pleased with our lands and general prospects, and he at once departed for home to arrange matters to move here during the coming fall.

Frank Blizarde, who was engaged in the merchantile business here a few months last spring, returned from Keith, N. C., yesterday and says he is coming back to his first love to stay. He does not at present know just what he will engage in, but says stay he will, and that he is very sorry he ever left. We welcome him back.

Judge W. C. Carpenter and G. M. Magill left Tuesday for Velasco to confer with the members of the Boston syndicate on a railroad west from that place. They will be joined by several of the planters from lower Caney, who are taking a deep interest in the proposed road. The meeting was arranged by the citizens of Velasco and our people invited and urged to be present.

John Hagerty, of Ft. Worth, accompanied by his sister, Mrs. Fred Vogg, of Matagorda, passed through the city Monday on their way to Ft. Worth, where Mrs. Vogg will visit for some time at the home of her brother. This is the first visit of Mr. Hagerty to our county for twenty-five years, this being formerly his home. They were both delighted with Bay City, expressing great confidence in her future.

W. C. Brown left Monday moring for Dallas and New Orleans, where he goes to purchase a big stock of boots and shoes, which he will run in connection with his saddlery establishment. Mr. Brown is a honest, sober, and industrious young man, and by his gentlemanly conduct he has built up a fine business and the Breeze congratulates him upon his success, and hopes his new venture will likewise prove successful.


Mr. Frank Hawkins of Lake Austin, was up visiting Dr. Rugeley.

The doctor has purchased a dick break plow, which is the best thing we have ever seen in the plow line, and think it is bound in the near future to revolutionize our present mode of breaking land.

Some good work has been done on the public roads the past week, no excuses now about tools.

Capt. White, our efficient mechanic and contractor, has about completed Dr. Brown's gin house and is now waiting on the gin stands and different parts of the running gear, hurry up Capt. cotton will soon be crowding you, hope you will put off that trip to Rackensack till you get the gins runing.

J. Elmore is putting up a large crib preparatory to housing his corn crop.

A little rain would help things, still nothing is suffering.

Dr. Brown we are sorry to say is on the sick list.


Mrs. M. E. McSparran is visiting her grand daughter, Mrs. J. P. Pierce.

Drummer Hamlin was in the first of the week.

Mr. and Mrs. John Moore came in recently from Stockdale the rest of the family will be here in a few days.

Mr. Ford Moore and wife will make Ashby their future home. We welcome them gladly.

R. A. Wagner, piano tuner and Hauschild, agent for the Hauschild Music House of Victoria were here Tuesday.

Mrs. Downer and daughter, Miss Mary, were calling and shopping in our city the first of the week.

Mr. Howard Dunbar and family accompanied by Miss Julia Smith, Misses Ida and May Dunbar and Messrs. Boguet and Harvey are expected up from Port Lavaca to attend the Baptist camp meeting at Deming's Bridge, which commences to-day and will continue one week.

Those fair faces so familiar in Caranchua's social circle were present Tuesday night.

The music rendered by Messrs. Wagner and Hauschild added greatly tot he pleasures of the lawn party on Tuesday eve.

The colored Baptist, of Ashby, commenced a meeting to-day.


The weather continues dry and hot and everything is needing rain.

D. Baxter has completed his barn that he has been working on for sometime.

We have seen several families pass through our vicinity this week on their return from the bay.

We are glad to hear that Miss Mollie Wheeler, who was quite ill at her home last week, is able to be up and about again.

Watermellons are about gone, but good old peaches are here to fill their place.

W. H. Spoore robbed a bee gum last week and got forty-two pounds of sealed honey and left enough for the bees to live on the rest of the year.



Messrs. A. Hamelin, Alvin Henderson and R. A. Mathis were on Caney Thursday.

Miss Florence Greene and brother, Elwood, went to Bay City last Friday.

Messrs. Henry Williams and Jno. Wendell passed through town Saturday en route to the beach.

Mr. A. Currie, of Lake Austin, accompanied by Master Ned Hawkins paid Caney a visit Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Rugeley and Miss Florence Greene left Monday for a week or ten days sojourn on the beach.

Messrs. R. A. Wagner and Hauschild, of Victoria, were on Caney Monday in the interest of Hauschild Bros. Music Co., of Victoria.

Mr. R. V. Matthews is happy as a lark on account of the arrival of a new ten pound boy.


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