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Dallas Texas Siftings
Dallas, Texas Newspaper Extractions 1897
Extracted from The Dallas Morning News and The Dallas Times Herald.

The following are extracts from The Dallas Morning News and The Dallas Times Herald newspapers.  They mention many names and events in Texas and I find them to be interesting reading if you are interested in Texas history.  Information found in these articles can give some insight into what our Texas ancestors endured, the things that were weighing on their minds and what they were concerned about when they settled in Texas.  Spelling has been left as found in the articles.

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Feb 4, 1897 Thursday Dallas Morning News
Died of His Injuries
Marble Falls, Burnet County, Tex, Feb 2.
Edwin Lacy died yesterday from injuries received by a fall some weeks ago.  He came here in 1848 and was one of the first settlers.  He was a large shipper of hogs.
 
Dropped Dead
Kaufman, Kaufman County, Tex Feb 3.
William Lindsey Jackson, a white man, 62 years old, who recently moved here from Terrell, dropped dead in his horse lot this morning about 6 o'clock.
 
Bound Over
South McAlester L.T. Feb 3 - Mrs. Paralee Meeks was bound over in the United States Commissioners Court here today, charged with cutting her husband's throat near Cherryvale.
The testimony shows that the couple had been quarreling previously on account of the husband accusing her of intimacy with another man.  She slept in the bed and he on the floor.  During the night, the woman, it is charged, got up and cut her husband's throat.  He is now in All Saint's Hospital with the chances for recovery favorable.
 
Marriage Licenses
J. L. L. McCall and Miss Josie H. Bowles
 
Leg Broken
Grapevine, Tarrant County, Tex, Feb 3
W. B. Stewart fell this morning and broke his leg.  Mr. Stewart was thrown off a runaway reaper last summer and his leg was broken.
 
Two Fingers Cut Off
Plano, Collin County, Tex, Feb 3
W. L. Wooley, a brakeman on an extra northbound freight on the Central, had the ends of his fingers on the right hand cut off while coupling cars here last night.  He left for the hospital at Houston this morning.
 
Residence Burned
Tyler, Tex, Feb 3
The residence of Rufe Beard together with contents, was burned last night.  Residence was insured for $450.  Furniture for $350.
 
Bitten by a Mad Dog
Corsicana, Tex, Feb 3
Monday afternoon, Mrs. Herring of Freestone County was in the city with her son looking for a madstone to apply to a wound caused by a watchdog biting the young man on the foot a few days previously.  They were referred to Dr. W. J. W. Kerr, who has a madstone.  On application, the stone adhered to the wound for 3 hours.
 
Denton, Denton County, Tex, Feb 3
Marriage license was issued today to W. H. Butler and Miss Mary T. Griggs.
 
Feb 5, 1897 Friday Dallas Morning News
Real Estate Transfers.

Mrs. C. T. Poyner to J. S. Poyner, north moloty of west half of lot 11, block G3-280 city.  $5, love and affection.

 

W. L. Campbell, executor, et al., to Joseph Logan, 124x62x174x74 feet on Caroline street, city, $700.

 

W. H. Witt to J. M. Smith, 20 acres of the Elizabeth Pearson survey, $20.

 

J. M. Smith and wife to W. T. McKamy, 20 acres out of the Elizabeth Pearson survey, $20.

 

W. H. Witt to W. T. McKamy, 20 acres out of the Elizabeth Pearson Survey, $1.

 

J. M. Stratton and wife to W. T. McKamy, half interest in lot 10, block 4, Richardson, $300.

A Church Musicale.
Programme of the Entertainment to Take Place Saturday Next.
The following is the programme of the musicale which is to be given by Miss Bessie H. Brown, 599 Swiss avenue, for the benefit of St. Matthew's organ fund, on Saturday, Feb 6, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. :
Petite Valse.....................................................Danbo
Miss Kate Brown.
(a) The Mill..........................................................Hitz
(b) Seherzo.......................................................Kullak
Miss Edith Milligan.
Twinkling Star..................................................Bohm
Miss Fay Wilson.
Faust-Fantasie...............................................Gounod
Miss Katie Cole.
(a) The Gondola (Etude)...............................Henselt
(b) Papillone (Tempo di Valse)......................Thome
Miss Bessie Brown.
Polish Dance..............................................Sharwenka
Miss Mary Feild.
Valse in E flat...................................................Durand
Miss Maggie Keehan.
Grande Valse from Faust.........Gounod, Saint-Saens
Miss Bessie Brown.
Reverie (O)..................................................Vieuxtemps
Miss Mary Feild.
(a) The Mill........................................................Joseffy
(b) Trot de Cavalier...................................Rubenstein
Miss Margaret Crawford.
Grande Valse de Concert...........................Wienawski
Miss Maude Gillespie.
 
Feb 5, 1897 Friday Dallas Times Herald
Indians at the Inauguration.
It is proposed to bring some blanket Indians to Washington to take part in the inauguration of the great father March 4.  The officers of the inaugural committee are in consultation with the secretary of the interior, and he will probably consent to have representatives of several tribes brought to Washington for the purpose.  If Secretary Francis consents, an effort will be made to secure 40 or 50 Sioux, Apaches and Shoshones.  They will be brought to Washington at the expense of the government and after the inauguration ceremonies will be returned to their reservations.  They will not dance at the inauguration ball.
 
Feb 6, 1897 Saturday Dallas Morning News
Found Unconscious
Cleburne, Johnson County, Tex., Feb 5
A. E. Miller, who represented a tailoring establishment was found last night in an insensible condition on the street.  He was brought to his lodging house and a physician summoned, but he died about 2 o'clock this morning.
 
Broke His Leg
Houston, Tex Feb 5
Capt. James Weeks of the high school foot ball team broke his leg this afternoon in a game.  He was taken to his home.
 
Died
SANDERS - Robert W. Sanders, at his home, 190 Beaumont street, at 6:30 a. m.  Funeral 4 p. m. Saturday.  Members of Columbia Lodge 158, A. O. U. W., are requested to meet at their hall, 345 Main st., at 2 p. m. Saturday to attend funeral of Bro. Sanders.      ROBT. F. GAVAY, M. W.
J. R. BROUILLET, recorder.

TOPPIN - Died yesterday.  A. S. Toppin.  Funeral from late residence, 161 Polk stret, to-day, at 2 o'clock p. m.

Feb 7, 1897 Sunday Dallas Times Herald
MORTUARY MENTION,
Record of Deaths within the City for the Week Just Ended.
The record of deaths in the city the past week, as compiled from the death certificates in the hands of the local undertakers, is as follows.
Jan. 30 - E. C. Lloyd, colored, 19 years; Oak Lawn; consumption.
Jan. 30 - Isaac Lytle, colored, 11 years, 256 Wood street; consumption.
Jan. 3 - W. F. Barbee, 74 years, 543 Elm street; Brights disease.  (probably a typo and should Jan 30)
Jan. 31 - Mrs. M. A. Stapleton, 57 years; 119 Hunt street; consumption.
Jan. 31 - Pearl Johnson; 23 years; South Pearl street; causes not given.
Jan. 31 - Otto Schoepel; 24 years; 237 Caroline street; malignant jaundice.
Feb. 1 - Mrs. Lizzie Cooper; 51 years; corner Corinth street and H. & T. C. RY.; pnuemonia.
Feb. 1 - Mackey Miles, infant of J. H. Miles; 2 months; 123 Burford street; jaundice.
Feb. 2 - Mrs. Sallie J. Burge; 69 years; 197 Eakin street; la grippe.
Feb. 2 - Mrs. Leola Storer; 17 years; corner Allen and Juliette streets; tuberculosis.
Feb. 2 - Lonnie Clark, colored; 15 months; 399 Cottage Lane; inanition.
Feb. 3 - J. F. Mayfield; 56 years; corner Maple avenue and Mahon street; Brights disease.
Feb. 3 - Infant of J. W. Ekerly; 2 months; 114 Colby street; congestion.
Feb. 3 - Capt. Walter Caruth; 71 years; Ross avenue; paresis.
Feb. 4 - R. W. Sanders; 46 years; 178 Beaumont street; complications of diseases.
Feb. 5 - W. H. Jenkins; 61 years; 149 St. George street; Asthma.
Feb. 5 - Mrs. Mary Burroughs; 42 years; 119 Dexter avenue; cancer of stomach.
Feb. 6 - Infant of Emmett Jones, colored; 249 Boll street; still born.
OAK CLIFF.
Feb. 5 - Samuel Fielding; 40 years; Ninth street; pneumonia.

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