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The Ballinger Banner-Leader

Abstracted and submitted by Mrs. Charles E. Carruth
published by the
San Angelo Genealogical & Historical Society
in their publication "Stalkin' Kin"
Vol.XIII No.2, Pgs. 59-62

The Ballinger Banner-Leader

Ballinger, Runnels County, Texas
Saturday, April 13, 1901
Vol. XIX #27
Harvey F. MAYES Editor and Proprietor


Notice - - I have turned over my old livery stable accounts for collection to C. P. SHEPHERD. Parties desiring to settle will please see him...Oscar PEARSON.

Confederate Decorations 1901--
 The following times and places will be observed by Henry E. McCULLOCH Camp no. 57 U. C. V. for the decoration of the graves of honored dead:

Runnels, May 5th, 10 a.m., meet at cemetery, D. C. SIMPSON and J. F. GILLMAN, managers.

Ballinger, May 5th, 4 p.m., meet at Court House Square, J. E. SMITH and J. H. ROUTH, managers.

Content, May 12th, 10 a.m., meet at School House, A. D. TALLY and M. C. BRIGHT, managers.

Maverick, May 12th, 10 a.m., meet at School House, J. W. MACKEY and M. COBB, managers.

Fort Chadbourne, May 10th, 10 a.m. meet at cemetery, A. B. HUTCHINSON and G. W. NEWMAN, managers.

Winters, May 26th, 10 a.m., meet at School House, J. M. YOUNG and I. B. LOW, managers.

By order of J. C. SWIFT Com., H. D. PEARCE, Adjutant.

Notice--J. H. MILLER has re-opened his dry-goods and grocery store in his property on main street, and is ready for the patronage of the people in his line.


Prof. GARDNER, who teaches at Antelope, near Winters, was in Ballinger Saturday trading.

Rev. A. F. BOWDEN and family of Brown county, are late additions to the citizenship of Ballinger and are occupying the MIDGLEY place in South Ballinger.

Miss Mae HARRIS, of this city, will assist Prof. HABERKORN in a violin recital at Brownwood on Thursday night, April 11th.

Holt SMITH, the Temple Grocer Co's. manager here, worshipped with homefolks in Brownwood Easter Sunday.

HARTUNG's representative here, Mr. HEADLEY, went to Brownwood the first of the week to assist in a rush of photographic work.

Wm. JOHNSON, of the LEADGER force and Judge R. B. TRULY are at home from a trip to Eastland. They returned Friday night of last week.

Judge M. C. SMITH, accompanied by his wife and Marriet, was in Goldwaite Saturday and Sunday visiting Miss Hermia who is teaching a music class there.

Mr. and Mrs. C. O. HARRIS and Rev. SHOPTAUGH were in attendance on the dedicatory services of the Christian church at Santa Anna Sunday.

Misses Mae HARRIS and Alma CREWS were in Santa Anna Sunday attending the dedication of the new Christian church.

J. J. ERWIN of the MILLER Mercantile Co. attended the Knight Templar Easter services at the C. P. church in Brownwood Sunday. Several of the same order attended from San Angelo.

Marion MULLINS, the Miles MESSENGER printer, was a passenger on the east bound train Saturday going to Brownwood to spend Sunday with his family.

Prof. W. S. KELLY, of Winters, was among the Ballinger visitors Saturday.

W. G. FIELDS returned Monday night from a trip to the territory with cattle.

Dan MOSER left Tuesday for the territory with six cars of cattle for Tom SHAW.

Lawyer Jno. C. RANDOLPH, of Coleman, was in Ballinger one day this week enroute to Paint Rock.

W. P. NASH went to Brownwood Sunday to see about accepting an offer as foreman of the PECAN VALLEY NEWS.

Miss Laura HAYS, of Runnels, was the guest of the Misses MASSEY Saturday. Her school will continue a month longer.

Miss Nannie TURNER, of Wingate, was visiting Ballinger friends Saturday and Sunday. Her school has closed for this session.

B. S. REED, the Ballinger, liveryman, was in San Angelo Sunday. He was accompanied by Mr. Allen MILLS, a friend who is visiting him from Limestone county.

The BANNER-LEADER has received No. 1 Vol. 2 of the ENTERPRISE of May, Brown county Tex., published and edited by J. E. SKINNER.

Prof. Jno. SAVAGE and wife of Norwood, were in Ballinger Saturday. The BANNER-LEADER learns that the Norwood school will close next week and that Prof. SAVAGE will likely not be an applicant for the place next year.

Sam M. PARKS has severed his connections with the W. C. PARKS & Co. bank here to accept the management of his father's entire interests at Brownwood, Eden and this place. He left Sunday for Brownwood which place he will likely make headquarters.

Mrs. J. B. WILMETH and Roscoe left Ballinger Tuesday afternoon for an extended visit to Chicago. While away they will attend the Pan American exposition at Buffalo and returning home will stop enroute at Kansas City and Paris. They anticipate a most enjoyable trip. Mrs. WILMETH will also be accompanied by little Nellie MILLAR, who goes to Chicago for treatment.

Charlie GALLAGHER is able to be out, though he looks the worse for wear. His friends are glad to know his wound is healing rapidly.

Mr. SCHURWIRTH, of Llano, was here last week superintending the work on the Ballinger Electric Light Plant, in which he has an interest.

There were no services at the C. P. church (Cumberland Presbyterian..JC) Sunday, Rev. GILLIAM, of Brownwood, not being able to be present owing to his wife's illness.

W. E. ESKRIDGE Wednesday bought of Jack NICHOLS a pretty, black saddle horse for $65.

R. B. TRULY, W. R. SPENCER, Jno. I. GUION, B. B. STONE and C. P. SHEPHERD were Ballinger attorneys in the city of Paint Rock Monday.

AMong Ballinger's visitors Thursday were Dr. J. M. SMITH and H. T. EDGAR of Content. The last mentioned is the druggist of that City.

G. R. PEARCE, of Bronte, was among the visitors and buyers in Ballinger Tuesday.

Dr. J. F. RIGGS was called to Marshall last week by a telegram announcing the serious illness of his father. A card received from him the first of the week says he has little hope of his father's recovery. He will return to Ballinger about the last of April.

Content has had a recent change in its business circles. C. W. MILLER has purchased Paul HAMON's dry goods and grocery store and will enlarge the stock to include hardware. C. W. MILLER is one of the Content gin men, of the firm of MILLER & WOODROW.

R. M. THOMSON, of Austin, is in Ballinger this week.

C. O. HARRIS was in San Angelo Monday on legal business.

W. E. ODOM is having a neat cottage erected near the Presbyterian manse.

Dan MOSER returned Friday from the Territory and left the same day for Paint Rock.

Chas. B. RENDLEMAN, of Santa Anna, is here this week in the interest of the Plano binder.

Lee MADDOX sent to friends and customers a large number of Easter cards of pretty designs.

Miss Helen BALFANZ, of San Angelo, was guest Tuesday of her friend, Miss Minnie WILKIE.

Miss Nora GRIFFIN, an experienced operator from Waco, a friend of Mrs. W. P. NASH, is "Central" now.

F. OLIVER, of Groesbeck, who is visiting his aunt near Winters was in Ballinger Friday. He says he isn't accustomed to seeing just 7 trees on two sections of land.



Born to Mr. and Mrs. Dan GILL, of this city, a handsome 10-pound boy Sunday.



   S. Y. JOHNSTON departed this life Feb. 21, 1901; was born in the state of Georgia and went with his parents to Alabama when he was a boy. There he lived and was married to Miss Lucinda GRAY, whose brother died a short time ago at Crews.
   Mr. JOHNSTON came from Alabama to Texas in 1891, and here lived until his death. While he served as county commissioner 2 years, he was a Methodist preacher 18 years before his death. He made his church a good member as well as minister. His remains were laid to rest in Winters cemetery Feb. 23. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his loss, and leaves a host of friends. Signed-A Friend.


Winters Dots--signed Stoic

R. L. HULSEY and family moved to Abilene this week.

The singing school under the management of Profs. BANKS and CAMPBELL is progressing finely.

Prof. OVERBY intends giving an entertainment at the close of his session.

Miss Lillian SHURLEY's elocution class will give their recital on the eve of Saturday the 20th inst.

Content News--no signature

Esqr. A. A. HANSCOMB was in Coleman Monday.

Dr. J. M. SMITH and Mr. H. T. EDGAR were in Ballinger Thursday.

Mr. C. W. MILLER has bought Mr. Paul HAMMON's store and is putting in a large supply of groceries.

Mr. Ford ROGERS was in Ballinger Thursday.

Grandpa CAREY left Monday for Colorado City and other points to visit his children. He will be gone about two months. He has the best wishes of his Content friends while he is about.

Everybody that can, should come out the third Sunday night and hear Bro. CROW preach at this place.

Mr. J. B. SHAFER and daughter, Miss Callie, passed through Content last week from Williamson county enroute to Taylor county, their future home.

Miss Eula HOOD has been visiting her brother, Mr. Edgar HOOD of Taylor county the past week. She reports a grand time.

I. S. BALDWIN was elected trustee at this place last Saturday, letting out E. J. KILLEN.

Tom ROSSON and Charley MILLER went to Abilene Thursday to get more good for C. W. MILLER.

Mrs. M. BRADDY is reported sick.

Stella and Alff SMITH have been sick this week.

Crews items--no signature.

Col. McCORD of Coleman City, was in our little town the other day surveying off a piece of land and dividing it into lots to be placed on the market.

Dr. HARRISON of Strawn, Tex. is coming to this place for the purpose of practicing medicine. He is to be here by the 15th of this month.

Mr. E. P. HENDERSON is very busy building an addition to his dwelling.

Mr. L. C. HICKSON is to leave for Brown county in a few days. He purchased a bunch of stock cattle in Brown sometime ago and going to receive them.


John ROBERTS resigned his position as messenger of the Western Union Telegraph Co. Monday, and left on the afternoon train for Ballinger.

Judge GUION of Ballinger, was in San Angelo Monday on legal business.

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