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Texas Siftings
of March 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


March 1, 1893
The Texas Midland surveyors are hearing Paris.

"Wet" or "Dry" will be decided at Sherwood on March 11.

The young ladies of Cleburne have organized a whist club.

The people of Nowlin have organized an immigration association.

Mafor Peterson, a negro is in the Waxahachie jail charged with horse theft.

A negro girl was arrested at Greenville Saturday charged with shop-lifting.

Rev. Abe Mulkey will begin a protracted meeting at Jacksonville on March 17.

Joe Wright was arrested and placed under bond at Wichita Falls, charged with forgery.

H. and B. F. Phillips are in the Paris jail charged with introducing whisky in the territory.

Twenty-three thousand dozen eggs were shipped from Jacksonville last week to eastern markets.

An Agricultural and Livestock Fair association has been organized at Hubbard City.

There are twenty-seven prisoners in the Hunt county jail.  Thirteen have been sentenced to the penitentiary.

Several Del Rio saloon men, charged with keeping their places open on election day, were tried and acquitted.

L. A. Pool and Miss A. W. Powell eloped from Shelby county, Ala., to Texas and were married at Marshall.

Honorable John E. Russell of Massachusetts will present to the city of Denison a large portrait of Governor Denison, after which that city was named.

The people of Emery are opposed to changing Rains county out of its present judicial district and will forward a petition to the legislature to that effect.

W. Nelson Hornady, the young newspaper artist of Augusta, GA., after "doing up" several clothing stores and a hotel at Galveston, has left for other fields.

Romero Rulio, father-in-law of President Dias and Porfirio Diaz, son of the president, passed through Laredo Saturday enroute to Washington to witness the Inauguration of Cleveland.  Young Dias will remain there as an attache of the Mexican legation.

A race takes place at Brownwood today which will, no doubt, prove very interesting.  Savage Brothers bet Bob King, all McCulloch county stockmen, that his horse cannot travel 100 miles in ten hours.  The $1000 is in a Brownwood bank subject to the order of the winner.

Major William Hart of Alvin has circulated and has liberally signed a petition for the state legislator in favor of the new county, signed only by ex-Confederates.  The petition has been sent in and will have much weight, showing as it does, the kind of men who are in favor of division, and refuting completely the charge that it is a scheme of town lot boomers.

The charitable board of Juanta, Mex., has, says the Eagle Pass Guide, petitioned the government for a reduction on temporary inspection of the duty on Corn, claiming large quantities will again require to be imported.  All the Mexican roads have increased their freight rates, and it will be quite interesting to watch the developments, whether the duty will be waived or the freight rages reduced, or both.

Last Saturday, a Mr. McWilliams, who lived near Prairie Lee, brought his daughter to Lockhart to place her on the train and send her to Elgin, to keep her from meeting a young gentleman with whom she was in love.  The young man, having learned of what was to be done, also went to Lockhart and hid himself in a blacksmith shop near the depot, and as the train pulled up he came out on the opposite side from the crowd and secreted himself in the rear coach while Mr. McWilliams placed his daughter on a coach nearer the front.  Soon the train moved off, the old gentleman left and the happy young couple made a great day of it.

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