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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.XIV No.1, Pgs. 30-32.

The Ballinger Banner-Leader

Ballinger, Runnels County, Texas
Saturday, May 11, 1901, Vol. XIX #31
Harvey F. MAYES, Editor and Proprietor


Advertised Letter List--Letters and wholly written Postal cards remaining in the Ballinger, Texas Post Office unclaimed for two weeks, at close of business on Saturday May 4th, 1901. In calling for these letters please say advertised and give the date of this list. H. A. CADY, P.M.
DUNCAN, Dr. T. H. P.
WRIGHT, Rev. John

Dr. J. F. RIGGS, the dentist will be in Ballinger May 17th.


Messrs. C. K. GWINN, C. O. HARRIS, J. W. POWELL and W. A. NORMAN are at home from the Texas "Klondyke", the Beaumont oil field.

J. W. FRANCIS has resigned his position with John HOFFER the grocer.

R. H. NESBIT and son, of Winters, were in Ballinger Thursday trading.

Steve FRANCIS of Maverick was watching the progress of Ballinger Thursday.

Crosson MILLER left Wednesday for east Texas to visit his father C. R. MILLER.

B. F. STARNES, of Edgewood, is in Ballinger the guest of his brother, Prof. J. A. STARNES.

Howard HENLY returned this week from San Antonio and is again at work at REED's stable. He is glad to get back and his friends are equally as glad to see him.

Guion GREGG has resigned his position with the First National Bank and will enter the study of law under the direction of Judge Jno. I. GUION.

L. MARKOWITZ returned Monday night from Galveston where he bought a brand new stock of dry goods at less than 50 cents on the dollar.

Harry THOMSON is no longer with L. MARKOWITZ & Bro. having accepted a position with the First National Bank as book-keeper.

A printer on the Santa Anna MOUNTAINEER, Col. Crockett BOONE, has filed editorial sanctums in thirty five states.

Rev. D. M. WEST has sold the Santa Anna NEWS to Will H. HAYES, of Brownwood, who will continue the publication.

John HOBSON, charged with assault to murder in the Territory, and a man named FRANKLIN, charged with burglary sawed out of their sells in the jail in San Angelo and made their escape.

T. E. MOORE storekeeper and postmaster at Wingate, was in to see the BANNER-LEADER Wednesday.

The District Epworth League Conference met in Coleman Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Those attending from Ballinger were Rev. R. A. MANLY and wife, Misses Adrienne TRULY, Mary MILLER, Edna SHARP, Messrs. C. P. SHEPHERD and Harry SHARP.

The Ballinger band has secured the services of Fritz ERNST, its former leader, has sent him a ticket, and in a few days the melodius sounds from the band will be heard again.

J. L. TEER, a Wingate merchant, was in to see the BANNER-LEADER Friday.

C. C. COCKRELL, of the BANNER-LEADER, has gone to Leon county to look after landed interests.

Miss Lee THOMSON visited friends in Santa Anna Sunday.

H. WINKLER, wife and children were guests of Coleman friends Sunday.

Miss Carrie STOCKS, of Miles, visited home folks in Ballinger Saturday and Sunday.

Mr. Geo. HENDRICKS the Miles stockman and farmer was in Ballinger Saturday.

W. D. CURRIER, the Miles MESSENGER rustler, was soliciting Ballinger business Monday. He has moved his family from Brownwood to Miles.

Miss Ada THOMAS of Blanket, is in this city this week guest of Mrs. M. G. HODNETTE.

Mr. John HOFFER, the grocer, has lately repainted his home place and improved it greatly.

Charlie McINTURFF, the brakeman on the Santa Fe out of Cleburne was in Ballinger this week visiting his mother.

Foster RYAN returned to Ballinger Friday night having completed his course in the Ft. Worth business college.

Mrs. C. L. McCARTNEY after a visit with her parents, Judge and Mrs. J. M. CROSSON, returned Saturday to her Brownwood home.

Mrs. V. L. GRADY, after a pleasant visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. MILES, returned Saturday to Santa Anna. Her sister, Miss HATTIE, accompanied her.

Rev. J. M. CUMBIE of Coke Co. was a Ballinger guest this week.

H. D. PEARCE and daughter, Miss Birdie, left Wednesday for Waco to attend the state reunion of southern veterans.

Rev. A. F. BOWDEN filled the Methodist pulpit Sunday in absence of the pastor.

Mr. Allen MILLS late of Leon county will locate in Runnels county.

Rev. D. M. WEST, the Baptist pastor, has accepted the call to Ballinger and will move his family here shortly from Santa Anna.

Blunt EARL of Leon county, has moved to Runnels county with his family.



W. H. SAXON and wife have a fine baby boy at their home.

Mr. and Mrs. J. S. McKENZIE have a new arrival at their home--a ten pound daughter.

ROBERTS boy--See EXCHANGE NEWS--Wingate Items.

WOODROW boy--See EXCHANGE NEWS--Content News






Wingate Items -- signed Rex

Mr. Robt. LYNN a former merchant at this place, but now of Dora, was on our streets Saturday and Sunday shaking hand with his friends here.

Mr. Robt. GANNAWAY of Winters was over Monday on business.

Miss Emma LANKFORD, one of Ballinger's charming belles, is visiting friends and relatives in our town this week. Come again Miss Ema.

Dr. HAGINS, of Dora, was on our streets Saturday and Sunday.

Miss Ethel MOORE leaves Saturday for an indefinite visit to friends and relatives of Carlton.

Mr. Henry KING attended court at Ballinger Monday and Tuesday.

Miss Margaret HENDRY, who has been visiting relatives in Georgia and other easter parts for the past eight months, returned home last week.

Mr. Albert ARNETT, of Hill Co., is out on an extended visit to his sister, Mrs. Belle GANNAWAY, of near here.

Mr. V. A. ROBERTS, one of our business men, was seen coming down the street the other day in such a broad smile on his face that he attracted considerable attention. Upon being asked what it was all about, all that he could say was that its a boy.

Dr. McNUTT will move from our midst in a few days. He hasn't decided yet where he will locate again. His place here will be filled by Dr. WYATT of Palo Pinto county.

Quite a number of our young people assembled themselves at the hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs. SMITHSON Saturday night and enjoyed themselves until a late hour. Following are a part of those who attended: Chum CATHEY and Miss Agnes TOWNSEND, Earl MOORE and Miss Minnie GANNAWAY, Ab CANNAWAY and Miss Cynthia DEAN, Dr. AGINS and Miss Iva LYNN, Albert ARNETT and Miss Anna GANNAWAY, Jeff RAWLS and Miss Ethel MOORE.

A party after Sunday School last Sunday at the home of Mr. Mc. D. TOWNSEND. Following are the names of those who attended: Misses Cynthia DEAN, Emma LANKFORD, Minnie GANNAWAY, Ethel MOORE, Anna GANNAWAY, Agnes TOWNSEND, and Messrs. Bob GANNAWAY, Earl MOORE, Chum CATHEY, Ab GANNAWAY, Bud TOWNSEND and Jeff RAWLS.

Content News--signed by Associate

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

Prof. WEBB was in Ballinger last Saturday.

Messrs. P. WARNICA and Tom ROSSON were in Abilene this week.

Mr. Paul HAMONS and Misses Cordie and Carrie BRIGHT, Mr. Jim HAMONS and Miss Ollie WARNICA attended an ice cream supper at Atoka Saturday night.

Mr. Chance SARGENT has been dangerously ill this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Charley WOODROW are the proud parents of a fine 10 lb. boy.

Mr. C. L. SNYDER, a stockman of Eldorado, passed through Content this week with 770 head of cattle, and a lot of unbranded calves.

Mr. Terry COUNTS and Miss Bettie SISTRUNK were married last Sunday. Esq. TROLLER officiating.

Mrs. Josie HUSIE, age 23, died at ten o'clock last Saturday, at the home of her brother-in-law Mr. J. M. LEWIS, living near Crews. Her remains were brought to Content for burial Sunday. Mrs. HUSIE's home is in San Angelo.


T. R. NESBIT and Bert DELINGER and their families have gone to Miles Station, Mr. NESBIT to take charge of the section out there and Mr. DELINGER to work for him. We regret to lose these good families from our community.

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Thanks to the San Angelo Genealogical & Historical Society for allowing me to publish this data on the web.