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Mexia, Texas Newspaper Clippings
of 1899
Extracted from The Mexia Evening Ledger

These newspaper articles are extracted from the Mexia Evening Ledger.  They mention many names and events in Texas including obituaries.  Articles have been selected for genealogy value.  Spelling has been left as found in the articles.  I hope you enjoy them.  Be aware, there are clippings from all over the state included in these, so don't be put off by the fact that they were copied from Mexia newspapers.  

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January 16, 1899 January 18, 1899 Januray 20, 1899  

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January 16, 1899

Page 1





Rev David W. CARTER

Clarence CASH

Mrs. Mandie CHESIA

Miss Carrie COLLINS


Miss Emmer DANNELS

Miss Aner HENRY

Benjamin HICKMAN


Miss Allie JONES


Harlbert PINSON

William POWERS

Miss Lizzie QUALLS

William ROGERS


Mrs. Manda SAPP

If above letters are not called for before Jan 30 they will be forwarded to dead letter office.  In calling say Advertised,"  J. R. NEECE; P.M.



PRESBYTERIAN -- Rev. J. F. McKINZIE; Prof. J. B. REED, supt Sunday school.  Preaching every Sunday except 3rd, morning and night.  Sunday school every Sunday morning.

METHODIST -- Rev. T. J. DUNCAN, pastor; H. E. JACKSON, supt Sunday school.  Services every Sunday; Epworth league meats 6 pm Sunday.

CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN -- Rev. J. S. GROVES, pastor; M. S. CLARK, supt Sunday school.  Preaching and Sunday school every Sunday; prayer meeting Wednesday night.

BAPTIST -- Rev. W. C. FRILEY, pastor; B. J. MILLER, supt Sunday school.  Services every Sunday; prayer meeting Wednesday night.  B.Y.P.U. meets 4 pm Sunday.



Bob LANDRESS went to Corsicana today.

R. H. KEELING went to Dallas on the afternoon train.

Mrs. A. J. HUNT and daughter Miss Hattie of Point Enterprize are shopping in town today.

Dan WOOD went to Waco yesterday.

J. O. HARPER goes to Austin tonight.

Mrs. DILLARD went to Corsicana yesterday.

Capt. ROBERTS returned to Kosse yesterday.

Lewis SCARF came up from Groesbeck yesterday.

Vernon KIRVEN came down from Wortham today.

C. A. KENNEDY went to Waco today on business.

Miss Estell SPRINGFIELD left yesterday for Buffalo.

Pete COLLINS returned from St. Louis yesterday.

Harvey STOREY paid Groesbeck a visit yesterday.

Henry CABINESS left yesterday for Rosebud Ark.

W. R. YARBROUGH of Yarbroville was the hub today.

Rev. J. F. McKINZIE returned from Wortham today.

J. C. McDONALD went to Groesbeck on the noon train.

Mrs. Lewis SCARFF of Groesbeck is visiting Mrs. Joe NUSBAUM.

Misses Melissa and Nora ANDREWS were in the city today shopping.

Major J. H. VICKERS returned from a business trip to Palestine.

Judge HARPER returned to Groesbeck yesterday on the noon train.

Lawyer CALICUT of Corsicana, came down on the noon train today.

Senator HANGER of Ft. Worth was in the city today visiting relatives.

J. B. RIDDLE was in from Yarbroville today and went to Groesbeck.

Mrs. Henry ELLIS of Groesbeck is the guest of Mrs. Kennedy in the city.

J. W. BLAKE left on the noon train for Austin to attend the inauguration.

Mrs. J. F. COGDELL went up to Corsicana on the afternoon train yesterday.

Henry PHILPOT came up from Groesbeck and spent Sunday with his old time friends.

Mack WILDER and Dick JACKSON will leave tonight for Austin to attend the inaugural ball.

Tom WALLER and wife came down from Dallas and spent Sunday in Mexia returning on the afternoon train.


Page 2


Wanted---Corn, Oats, and Hides; Cow Hides, Coon and Mink Hides, Bones of all kinds; bring them in for the cash.

We sell Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots, and Shoes at lowest prices for cash.  Come and see us.



Page 3

Little News Items

MARRIED -- At the home of the bride in the Forrest Glade community yesterday afternoon Mr. William TURNER and Miss Mollie PARKER were united the holy bonds of matrimony.  The groom is well known here, having been foreman of the section at this place, but is now living in Ennis.  They received the congratulations of a number of friends, in which The News joins.


Marshal LEWIS received a message from an officer at Richland this morning to arrest Dave WEBSTER and Geo. EAKERS, two colored gents who were running away with two girls and leaving their wives behind.  The quartette drilled in a little later on and were picked up by the marshal and held for developments.


Nathan PRAGER went to Corsicana yesterday.


L. HOLM left yesterday for Galveston, taking advantage of the $5.00 excursion rate.


E. L. BLANKENSHIP returned last night from St. Louis where he has been with beef cattle.


T. A. WHITE returned yesterday from the eastern markets where he has been buying spring goods.


January 18, 1899

Page 1

Jim McCLINTIC is in town today.

Ed McCOY is in from Armour today.

Dave KATTEN went to Groesbeck at noon.

T. J. GATLIN went trading in the hub today.

J. B. GORDAN, of Tehuacana is in town today.

C. L. WATSON had business in Groesbeck today.

N. F. PAYNE left on the noon train for San Antonio on business.

R. H. KEELING returned from a business trip to Dallas last night.

W. D. PITTMAN has a New and Select Stock of fine jewelry just in.

Mr. and Mrs. LAUE went to Groesbeck on the noon train on business.

County Commissioner J. K. CALLOWAY was in town today on business.

G. E. PETTY returned from Wortham last night where he has been on business.


A blind woman was doing the town with a hand organ today.


The north bound passenger train was two hours late today, therefore personals are a little scarce.


Page 2

Editor Mike CONNOLLY of the Memphis Commercial-Appeal, has the sincere sympathy of his many old Texas friends in the loss of his estimable wife who died on the 10th inst.


Page 3

Little News Items

Oliver WRIGHT is authorized to solicit subscriptions and collect for The News.


The Mexia Minute Men will meet at the armory tonight, and all members are urged to be present.


All Odd Fellows and those desiring to join the order are invited to meet at this office tonight.


J. E. BOZEMAN, who died yesterday, was buried at 10 o'clock this morning in the city cemetery.


Last night about 8 o'clock while Mrs. R. W. WARD and daughter were passing through the alley in rear of their residence, they met two men who addressed them in an impudent manner.  The ladies screamed lustily for help, but before any one arrived the offenders were several blocks away, probably as badly frightened as were the ladies.


January 20, 1899

Page 1


The wagon party bound for Mexico got off today on their long journey.

Rube STOREY, Arwin STRAIN, Billie CARTER, R. L. CAPELL, and Willie BURGESS compose the party of explorers, and they are thoroughly armed and equipped for the trip, which will probably take about six months to make.

The boys have agreed not to shave until they return, and of course they will all look wild and wooly.

They go from here to Waco, and thence west to Devil's river, which stream they will follow to the Rio Grande, and will cross into Mexico.

It is a long trip, but they will no doubt enjoy it and get home fully seasoned for the fall work.

Success to you, boys, and let us hear from you occasionally when you strike a postoffice.


Lost--A key ring, one large key and two small ones large one numbered 25.  Please return to Rev. J. S. GROVES.



The SCOTT place in southern part of town; will be vacant about 1st of February.  One of the best houses in Mexia.  Apply to Lee VANCE.


Purely Personal

D. A. DUNAGAN was in from Farrar today.

R. H. KEELING is on the sick list again today.

H. V. GLENTON of Hillsboro arrived today on a visit.

Mrs. D. LEVENTHL and children are visiting in Groesbeck.

Mr. and Mrs. D. HART left for Houston on the noon train.

W. D. PITTMAN has a New and Select Stock of fine jewelry just in.

Mrs. Lewis SCARF and children have returned to their home in Groesbeck.

Miss BECURLEY has returned to her home at Ben Hur after visiting relatives at Farmersville.

Mrs. N. L. BENSON returned today from Carrolton Ga. where she has been visiting relatives.

J. T. LINTHICUM, representing the Dallas News, was in town today and paid this office a business visit.

The evening train was more than an hour late today and personals are correspondingly scarce in consequence.


Page 3

Little News Items

The district court jury to meet next Monday has on the list W. L. HALL, Sandy KING, and H. T. McCORKLE, all of Mexia.


Major VICKERS' condition is extremely serious, and at the hour of going to press his recovery is considered very doubtful.


Mrs. Sam R. HAY, wife of the former pastor of the Methodist church in this city, passed away this morning at 6 o'clock in Corsicana after a brief illness.  She will be buried from the Methodist church in that city tomorrow at 10 a.m., Revs. E. A. BAILEY and T. J. DUNCAN officiating.



Last night the A O U W lodge met and installed the following officers for the ensuing term:


Will BOWERS, Foreman.

Geo. M. WOOD, Overseer

R. H. KEELING, Financier and Recorder

Will GRIFFITH, Guide

H. C. TAYLOR, Inside Watchman

A. D. McDONALD, Outside Watchman.


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