|MATAGORDA COUNTY TRIBUNE|
|September 9, 1899|
by Shirley L. Brown from the Newspaper Archives at the
Matthews is still a widower.
has again come to the front.
John Matthews is on the sick list this week.
D. Rodgers, of Galveston, was on Caney Saturday.
rain last Sunday prevented having Sunday School.
G. Dennis is ailing again this week - chills and fever.
E. Harris, the drummer was talking to our merchants this week.
L. Lawson is on the sick list this week. Nothing serious, however.
Currie, of Curryville, Sundayed with Caney people and visited Bay City
good excuses for missing my two last letters but am not going to tell
you what they are.
little colored child died on the Joe Matthews plantation Tuesday, She
was subject to spasms and died in one.
John Matthews accompanied by her son, Jube, spent two or three days in
Brazoria this week, visiting relatives.
and W. A. Matthews were out early Sunday morning making it hot for
Bruin. Only a few killed though on this trip.
had a nice rain on Monday.
H. Rainey was in twice this week on business.
J. W. Brown visited the county capital Tuesday.
M. Vogelsang was in town Monday on business.
W. Brown lost his noted race horse, Whiskey Jake, last week.
Yeamans of Bay City, was in town several days this week.
boll weevils and cotton worms are having a good time on the cotton this
Caldwell, representing Rosenfield Notion Co. was doing our merchants on
A. Elmore is still hauling cedar to Bay City.
By Jim Plecute.
J. Phillips is having his house reshingled.
parents of Dr. Gober are spending awhile with him.
is quite a stir among the oyster men getting ready for the season.
F. Holt and family, of Caney, spent several days in our city the past
my last we have had a good rain which has much improved things.
Thomas Cherry, of the peninsula, is shaking hands with the citizens of
K. Ogden and wife who have been spending the summer here have returned
Essay arrived in port this a.m. from Lavaca with a load of merchandise
for our merchants.
T. Sargent will take his daughter, Katie, back to Dallas to attend
school on next Monday.
Wm. Dunbar, Dee Baxter master, is taking on a load of oysters for F.
V. Gentry, of Port Lavaca.
B. Wadsworth will take his son Albert to the Llano school and expects to
start off with him Monday.
schooner Mary Lynch, Geo. Raymond master, is discharging a cargo of
lumber for Capt. Henry Cookenboo.
Gober had a hurry call to Kenner's Prairie Monday to see Mr. McKee who
is suffering from an attack of black jaundice and is not likely to
am informed that the oystermen will test the validity of the law
requiring a tax of $5 on each pair of tongs. It looks like an imposition
to exact the said amount when the state and county do not derive once
cent of it. Now where does this money go? The commissioner gets a salary
K ENNE R
Lula Ayres is sick.
Ayres has gone to Port Lavaca.
Olivia Phillips is on the sick list.
F. and Walter Ayres went to Cedar Lake Saturday.
Zuch is spending a few days here with friends.
had several good rains this week, which will bring in a few mosquitoes.
Gibson, of Lake Austin, was visiting friends in this neighborhood last
Bell, accompanied by his wife and little boy, spend several days on the
beach last week.
Ayres went to Matagorda last Sunday night for Dr. Gober to come out to
see Will McKee who's is dangerously ill at the home of Will Bell.
Zipprian spent Sunday with home folks.
B. Dugar made a trip to Velasco this week.
& Vaughan are gathering corn on Dr. Box's place.
J. Coulter and Frank Kingsley went to the beach Sunday.
Walter Ayers, of Kenner's Prairie, was in Coulterville Sunday.
W. Keller was in for the mail.
T. W. Blair was in town shopping.
Sallie Rowls was over for the mail.
Bell has been sick for the past week.
Fleury was here on his way home from Bay City.
W. Queen, from Carancahua, came in with cotton.
M. Kuykendall and lady were in from their ranch.
Gill Kuykendall was in the city buying cottonseed.
S. Phillips, of Cash's Creek, was in the city shopping.
H. Glenn, from Carancahua, was in town this week.
Yeamans has accepted a position with H. E. Moore.
ice cream supper was given at Mr. Pool's last Monday night.
B. A. Yeaman's, of Cash's Creek, was in town shopping Monday.
Will McSparran and two daughters were in this week shopping.
E. Smith, Geo. Duffy, and Ernest Smith were in from on the creek.
Will Bell and Miss Mary Wheeler were in town shopping.
Scott was called over on the river to see Theo. Bundick who was sick.
Kate Blair came over to see Dr. Scott to get a poisoned hand treated.
Wheeler came to town Monday to buy a plug of Lucy Hinton tobacco.
I. Phelps was in from Cash's Creek. He said things looked well in his
Downer, Mr. Huse and B. F. Hodges were in the city from Cash's Creek.
Scott was called to Ashby to see Dr. Moore who was suffering from a
E. Partain passed through this week on his way to Cash's Creek to look
for some fat cattle.
T. Blair was in from Carancahua. Tommie says he will make more cotton
than he will pick.
A. Gaither, from Carancahua, was in the city and said he was not ready
to leave the county yet.
D. Moore, of Bay City, and J. Phillips, from Matagorda, were in the
city this week on business.
Harris, was over from Carancahua. He has been employed to run the
engine in J. P. Pierce's absence.
was a social on Cash's Creek at J. S. Phillip's on Friday night and
everyone seemed to have had a fine time.
Hamilton was over from Bay City on business pertaining to the different
schools on this side of the river.
F. Moore and family went to Carancahua Sunday to spend the day with Mrs.
Moore's father, Capt. Logan.
W. Blair, A. H. Wiley, Misses Kate Blair, and Lettie McFarland, of
Carancahua, were in the city Monday shopping.
Baxter, of Trespalacios, J. W. Nicholson, of Ashby, and S. T. White and
J. S. Phillips, of Cash's Creek were in town this week.
E. Pierce left for Galveston Sunday. Mrs. Scott went with him as far as
El Campo where she expects to have some dental work done.
E. Pierce sold and delivered 520 fine steers to Capt. Borden, of
Galveston. Wiley Pearson came out to receive them. They will be shipped
G. Miller passed through town this week on his way to Carancahua to look
at some oats raised by some of the Blairs. He thinks that small grain
will do well here.
Callaway preached here Sunday morning, and went to Carancahua to preach
in the evening and at night. Why is it that more can not come out to
J. Thompson and family passed through town Monday on their way to
Montgomery. We hate to see such men leave this county. But it was hard
on some of the young men. One had fever all night and another gave up
just as they passed Hawley and had to have the Doctor prescribe for him.
How was it with you Fred?
hands and cotton pickers are busy.
Moore's foot is very much improved.
Gill Kuykendall went to Victoria this week after horses.
E. I. Moore is visiting her niece, Mrs. R. Gill. Kuykendall.
Nonie Keller is visiting her sister, Mrs. W. D. Williams.
are jubilant over the prospects of a big cotton crop.
was cottage prayer meeting Friday night at W. E. Moore's.
D. Williams and family visited Saturday and Sunday at Hawley.
J. E. Pierce arrived Wednesday with merchandise and lumber.
Jack Elliott and wife are visiting at El Campo and Wharton this week.
Dunbar and family returned to Port Lavaca Sunday on the J. E. Pierce.
El Vaquero towed the Empress down to Johnson City on Tuesday loaded with
gin machinery for J. P. Pierce.
Thursday the neighborhood was startled by news that Aunt Rosa Farris was
dead. She was found lying on the ground face downwards, as if she had
fallen from her chair in the doorway - and had, from all appearances,
been dead several hours. Her health seemed much better and the neighbors
had seen her the day before. She was very old - no one knew her age. Her
remains were laid to rest in the Wilson Creek cemetery. Peace to her
are all gone.
time is here.
Owens visited at Ashby last week.
has come; lookout for storms!
Duffy, of Hawley, attended services here Sunday.
Hodges, of Cash's Creek, was here on business Wednesday.
E. Moore and family, of Hawley, visited relatives here Sunday.
Blum, of Van Cleave's Camp, visited here Saturday and Sunday.
L. Blair hauled a bale of cotton to J. E. Pierce's gin at Hawley on
Cornelius, accompanied by his daughter, Miss Julia, visited here
Curts, of Louise, and Miss Kate Blair, of this place, went to Hawley
C. M. Rolling, of Buhler, visited her niece, Mrs. J. L. Jordan and
family this week.
Wolfe has returned to this neighborhood and will be employed by Capt.
J. L. Logan.
Yeamans has gone to Hawley, where he will be employed in the near
future, by H. E. Moore.
Callaway came over from Hawley on Sunday afternoon and filled his
regular appointment here.
G. Lords, a good old time Methodist, and one of
Mattie Dobbins, of
Rolling, one of Buhler's most popular young men spent Saturday in this
neighborhood shaking hands with friends and acquaintances.
Minnie and Lizzie Phillips, two
of Cash's Creek's most esteemed young ladies, attended services here on
Sunday. They were accompanied by their brother Johnnie.
A Bible-reading was organized in our Sunday school last Sunday. It will add new interest to the school, as well as being instructive to the scholars. Let all bring Bibles and take part for we all need to study the good book.
OVER THE COUNTY.
Gartrell is up and out.
M. Sadler was in town Thursday.
G. Lords is out, selling fruit trees.
M. Bowie was in the capital yesterday.
L. Lawson was in from Caney on Tuesday.
Rugeley went to Wharton on Monday.
is Bro. Callaway's day in
Austin visited Wharton a day or two this week.
J. E. Irvin, resident dentist,
Curry was in
W. Fullwood has gone to Lampasas on business.
temperance society meets at the church to night.
Phillips, of Matagorda, was in the capital Thursday.
meeting of the Epworth League next Monday night.
J. W. Brown, of Hardeman, visited
O'Connell and lady were shopping in
Bedford and Johny Franz were up from Matagorda Thursday.
Mayfield and the ladies were in from Tanglewild on Tuesday.
Sadie Fitz, of
Stockman's Association is expected to meet in
in Wharton call on F. Blizarde. He will sell you groceries right.
first two loads of telephone poles arrived in
Dr. Birkhead filled his appointments at the court house on Sunday.
Huebner and Richard Kehrer were up from the Huebner ranch on Monday.
L. Brown, of Hardeman, was shaking hands with
Callaway and Bro. Payne preach at
Boggy and Caney at
and Will Elmore, of Hardeman, were in
E. Austin was quite sick during several days of last week, but is out
and at work now.
W. Gibson, the nurseryman, came in from Angleton on Sunday and has
been here all week.
Smith, an attorney from
of Jim Rugeley's fine bay mares died Sunday, having all of the
symptoms of spinal meningitis.
John B. Phillips, of Matagorda, was looking after business at the
court house on Wednesday.
are no pleasanter or squarer business men than Gifford and his
salesmen. Go and deal with them.
Blizarde is located east of the Wharton court house square and sells
groceries just as cheap as anybody.
Brown, of Pledger, has transferred a couple of criminal cases to
Squire Traylor for trial in this precinct.
little son of John Pettit, colored, had his right eye knocked out by
the explosion of a gun on Friday of
Payne did not preach last Sunday night, but turned his congregation
loose to attend services at the courthouse.
Jessie Bedford, of Matagorda, came up with Dr. Birckhead on Saturday
and spent a couple of days with her friends in
good to yourself and trade with the Gifford Mercantile Co., who
Ida Thompson, who has had a long spell of slow fever is still quite
sick at her father's home two miles south of
Hamilton made a business trip to Pierce Station Tuesday, returning the
same day. He left on Wednesday to meet his appointments on the westside.
Bros.' barn must be a mammoth structure indeed, judging by the quantity
of lumber they have hauled out of Bay City Lumber Co's. yard.
card from Bro. Hensley informed us that he was too sick to come down
from Pledger to attend Sunday school last Sunday. He has gone to Port
Lavaca to recuperate.
Peine, the old reliable watchmaker and jeweler, of Wharton, solicits the
patronage of Matagorda county. He is a fine workman and a fine man and
will treat you just right.
Ora Farber and two children left on Wednesday morning for
K. Ogden, the jolly artist, passed through
O. Smith, a millwright of
E. Frymier has a nice advertisement in this paper and he is a nice man
and has one of the largest furniture stores in south
A. Ryman passed through
of Victor LeTulle's neighbors says this is the first crop season he ever
saw close with Victor's teams fat; but now they are all rolling fat and
he has a large number of fat hogs - all due to eight acres of alfalfa.
C. Sheppard, a prosperous colored farmer of the Coulterville country,
during a business call at The Tribune office on Monday stated
that he has a fine crop this year, but that the frequent rains are doing
some damage to cotton.
A. Culver was up on Monday completing arrangements to start the Boggy
school next week. Miss Mary Campbell, of Port Lavaca, will be in charge.
Mr. Culver says there is no cotton in that country to pick, and children
can begin school now as well as later.
composed of such men as
Sayers has issued a call for a Texas State Industrial Convention to
Bruce, of Matagorda, made
Lee visited the Northington model ranch, 12 miles above Wharton, this
week with a view to bringing about a dozen fine
largest real estate deal recorded here for some time is the sale of a
little over half a league of land by A. H. Pierce to J. T. Sargent for
rent: 395 acre ranch, 40 acres in cultivation - good improvements.
Price, one hundred and fifty dollars a year. See or address, Simon P.
From the Spectator.
From the Spectator.
regret to learn that G. A. Harrison is confined to his room with
chills and fever.
Rugeley came in from
regret to learn that G. C. Duncan was badly hurt last week by a horse
kicking him in the face and chest.
Jesse Matthews, from lower Caney, passed through the city Monday, going
and Arthur Gordon, sons of County Judge Gordon, left for Cloud Chief,
Ok., Monday, where they will reside in the future.
John McCrosky, accompanied by Miss Clifford Abell(?), took the train for
Tenie Hardeman, of Matagorda county, visited friends and relatives in
the city this week, and took her leave for Brackett Tuesday where she
will reside in the future.
John Mare tendered his resignation as pastor of the
From the El Campo Eagle.
Ed. Partain was in town from Deming's Bridge on Wednesday transacting
business and mingling with friends.
information as is obtainable indicates the location of the Swedish
Lutheran college in El Campo. A liberal bonus has been offered for this
Madden's infant died in
farmers from the Hahn ranch neighborhood report crop conditions as
materially improving. Cotton is now putting on and holding its fruit,
and the corn yield is proving much heavier than was anticipated.
From the Louise Leader.
learn with regret, from a private letter, that Mrs. H. F. Brown and son
Loyd have been very sick in
The Matagorda and
the following rewards for information leading to the arrest, conviction
and punishment of any person or persons for the following offenses,
whenever the same are committed in connection with the property of any
member of said association:
of cattle by a negro
wire fence (when a felony)
pasture or grass (when a felony)
beef without complying with the law
cattle or having possession of hides unlawfully
gates open or tearing down fence
F. HOLT, Secretary
W. B. WADSWORTH, Chairman.
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