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Texas Siftings
More of January 1893
Extracted from The Fort Worth Gazette

These newspaper articles of the name "Texas Siftings" come from The Fort Worth Gazette published in 1893.  They mention many names and events in Texas including obituaries.  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.  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 Dallas and Tarrant County newspapers.  

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January 6, 1893
At the regular stated conclave of Ascension Commandery, Tyler lodge No. 25, K. T., the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:  Sir H. J. McBride, eminent commander; Sir W. F. Starley, general massimo; Sir Tom H. Thornton, captain general; Sir C. H. B. Turner, prelate; Sir C. A. Smith, senior warden; Sir C. T. Bonner, junior warden; Sir J. J. Daglish, treasurer; Sir A. F. Reese, recorder; sir Geo. Adams, guard; Sir J. M. Scroggin, standard bearer; Sir Thomas Inglis, sword bearer; Sir H. Leobnitz, warder.

Sherman Register - District Clerk Walker and deputy are busy finishing up the transcripts in the Carlisle and Lottrell murder cases.  They will be forwarded to the supreme court in a few days.  The transcripts are the most voluminous sent from the court here in some time.

Sherman Register - Louis Dumas and Marvin Binkley left last night for Mississippi and other Southern states in the interest of Dumas and Moore county.  They will work to secure immigration for that section and will be absent several weeks.

The case of Rogers at Denison, who made indecent overtures toward the little girl of Depot Master Barkley, has been postponed for the present, owing to the illness of the child.

Four German families passed through Denison yesterday morning en route to locate in Comal county.  There was a man and wife with an interesting family of seventeen children.

Tony Worthington, aged 8, was accidently killed at Emma last week.  John Allen threw a piece of iron at a cow and struck the little fellow in the stomach.

Captain G. W. Burkill of Palestine has presented troop D of that city with a check for $500 and the boys will soon turn out in new uniforms.  

During the year of 1892, 421 couples secured marriage license at the county clerks office at Bonham.

The condition of some of Corsicana's sidewalks is a disgrace to the city says the Courier-Observer.

Miss Annie McCracken has been taken from Gainesville to the Terrel insane asylum.

A 2-year-old child of Morris Lain, who lives near Greenville was burned to death.

John Currey, without friends attempted to commit suicide at Galveston.

A hog was sold in Joakum a few days ago which weighed 625 pounds.

An amateur dramatic company has been organized at Greenville.

The wheat crop prospects in Hunt county were never better.

A. B. Fleming has been adjudged insane at Sherman.

There are nine prisoners in the Cooke county jail.

The Sherman public schools are crowded.

January 7, 1893 
Marlin Roll - A movement is on foot to re-organize the Falls county Grange, and a meeting will be held in Marlin on the 14th intent to carry out the designation.  The grange has proven to be one of the best of agricultural and industrial organizations, and it should not be allowed to die out in Falls county.  Our county once had one of the best granges in the state.

E. E. Newton of Ovilla has given notice that he will present to the Twenty-third legislature a claim against the state for $525 for one wagon, three mules and a set of wagon harness sold to Captain E. W. Rogers of Waxahachie about Jan 12, 1891.  He sets forth that Captain E. W. Rogers of Waxahachie is out of state and purchased the property in that capacity.

Denison Herald - A drunken fellow made himself obnoxious this morning by claiming that he was the first cousin to Corbett, the champion.  He punched two or three persons under the ribs, but he punched once too often.  A brakeman named Searles led off with his right and put the champion's cousin to sleep in the first round.

The members of the Ennis Baptist church in which there has been a serious division for some time, have come together and drop all past differences and resolve to let peace, harmony and brotherly love prevail henceforth and forever.

Paris Advocate - Sherriff Hammonds arrived yesterday from Paris, Ark., with S. M. Burrell, who is charged with rape on the person of Miss Mecham, who lives some miles south of town.  He will be tired some time next week.

Paris News - Paris merchants and business men did well during the year 1892 and they all with one accord look forward to the coming season with hopeful anticipation.  Few of them have any reason to complain.

State Agent Goe. O. Reeves for Texas penitentiaries was in Paris Thursday.

January 9, 1893
Hill county farmers report the wheat crop in fine condition.

The Taylor fair will open on May and continue four days. (no date?)

The stockholders of the national bank of Bastrop will meet tomorrow.

We will have the largest wheat crop this year ever known in Hardeman county.

The Beevile National bank declared a semi-annual dividend of 5 per cent last week.

Wheat is doing well in Cottle county, but the prairie dogs are getting their share of it.

Quanah Tribune - Hardeman county will have the biggest harvest this year it has ever had.

The Gainseville Register says the flow of immigration to Cooke county is remarkably large.

At Lampasas Dr. J. A. Fergerson extracted a full developed tooth from a one month old baby.

The indications are that Cooke county's wheat crop this year will be the largest ever known.

J. P. Darden was arrested at Waxahachie charged with attempting to murder Hilary Hawkins near Ennis.

J. W. Terrell, agent for C. O. Reeves, state convict contractor, left San Angelo Saturday morning for the penitentiary.

The merchants of San Saba deposited more money in the bank of that city on last Saturday than in any one day in five years.

Chris Miller, who is touring the United States on a "??? pass" for a large sum of money, has arrived at Laredo.

The wheat crop around Sweetwater is in fine condition.

Rev. Christian of Abilene, Kan., is in Terrell with a probability of locating there as pastor of the Protestant Episcopal church of that city.  He preached at the church of the Good Shepherd yesterday.

The wheat crop in Clay county is fine and farmers are preparing land for an immense acreage of oats.  In the history of the county there has never been so  many prospectors and land buyers there as are now.

In drawing for the length of terms for the judges of the civil court of appeals located at Fort Worth, Chief Justice Tarlton received the six-year term, Justice Hall, the four-year term, and Justice Stephens the two-year term.

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