Blessing Newspaper Columns  1913


Blessing Newspaper Columns

1916 - 1920
 

 


1916
 


Blessing.

Mr. James Sartwell went to Houston Friday, returning Monday.

A. S. Morton of Bay City was in town Tuesday.

H. A. Clapp was up from Collegeport Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Meyer returned from Houston Friday.

Chas. E. Duller returned Wednesday morning from Galveston.

Dr. Simmons of Edna is in town this week on professional business.

Mrs. J. J. Minich and Mrs. C. A. Lucas are spending a week in Houston.

Mrs. Abel Pierce went to Collegeport Friday for a few days visit.

R. R. Lewis and E. N. Gustafson of Bay City were in town Thursday and Friday.

Geo. T. Southwell of El Maton was in town Friday.

Dan Moore was over from Bay City Thursday.

Matagorda County Tribune, February 11, 1916
 


The Blessing Banquet.

Blessing had a banquet the other night, and as is usual with Blessing, the banquet was a decided success. It was under the auspices of the Blessing Library Association, and that again is sufficient guarantee that it was par excellence--handled by the ladies.

The library associations were invited from all the adjacent towns, and most of them were represented. There were three long tables spread in Hotel Blessing dining rooms, and one hundred guests were seated. Mrs. Falls, ex-president of the State Federated Woman's Clubs, was the guest of honor, and Miss Woodruff of Blessing acted as toastmaster. Mr. C. E. Duller spoke for the Blessing Library Association and Hon. Thos. H. Lewis for the Bay City Association. Mrs. H. N. Sholl responded when Collegeport, that live and literary town was called, and Mrs. Phelps spoke eloquently for Francitas. Palacios, and other towns were represented in the toasts, but the name of the speakers could not be obtained. But Mrs. J. Nye Ryman of historic Matagorda made the speech of the evening, and her address was highly complimented by those who heard her, and we were told we ought to have been there to have heard that and others.

Blessing is one of the progressive towns of the county, and when they start out to do a thing, whether it is farmers institute, fair or banquet, it promptly becomes one of the worthy and successful things of the county.

Among those accompanying Judge Lewis from Bay City were Mrs. E. L. Perry and her guest Mrs. Parker, Mrs. F. S. Robbins, Mrs. Judge Jones, Mrs. H. W. Ninde, Mr. C. W. Foulkes and Mr. J. Blackman.

Matagorda County News and Midcoast Farmer, Bay City, February 22, 1916
 


Blessing.

The High School girls netted a very neat sum Friday night from their play.

Miss Alice Campbell and Miss Mamie Truitt of Palacios were Blessing visitors Friday.

Mrs. H. B. Farwell is up from Palacios visiting friends.

Mrs. W. Q. Selkirk went to Bay City Saturday for a short visit.

Misses Alice and Gertrude Duller spent Saturday and Sunday in Blessing.

Mrs. T. C. Dunn Jr. of Houston is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.. W. T. Kuykendall.

Mrs. J. E. Meyers returned Sunday from Houston.

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Boyd? and family of Palacios were Sunday visitors in Blessing.

Matagorda County Tribune, March 31, 1916
 


Blessing.

Miss Mittie Womack returned from Port O'Connor Sunday for a visit at the J. E. Milford home.

Mrs. George Woodruff and daughter, Mrs. Law, returned Sunday from Comfort, Texas.

Fred J. Harris left Tuesday for Sutherland Springs, where he takes charge of the S. P. station.

Miss Lena J. Corse went to Bay City Friday.

Mr. Sam Letulle of Bay City was in town Thursday.

Rev. W. T. Nicholson left Friday for Eagle Lake.

Mr. H. Spence left Monday for a trip to Austin.

J. S. Wright went to Collegeport Monday for a week's vacation at his home.

T. J. Clarkson of Corpus Christi was in town Monday.

Dr. A. S. Morton of Bay City spent Monday in town.

Miss Loula Sanford returned Monday from Houston where she has been visiting for several weeks.

Matagorda County Tribune, July 21, 1916
 

 


1917
 


Blessing.

Mrs. C. A. Lucas returned Thursday from a visit of several months to relatives and friends in the north.

Miss Fulcrod, trained nurse of Houston, is in Blessing on a professional visit.

Mrs. John Roach of Houston is visiting the family of Jas. H. Roach.

Mrs. Paul Walworth has returned from Robstown where he has been visiting for the past month.

D. A. Wheeler and son, Waldo, were Victoria visitors last week.

Clifford Shurtz, who has been attending the A. and M. College in Oklahoma, is at home for a brief visit.

Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Kuykendall left last week for Victoria where they will spend the winter months at the Denver.

J. D. Moore and Geo. Southwell of Bay City were in Blessing Monday on a business visit.

There will be a rummage sale at the Cozy theatre Saturday, proceeds to be used for the purchase of yarn to be used for knitted articles for the army and navy.

Palacios Beacon, November 9, 1917
 

 


1918
 


BLESSING

J. S. Wright was in Bay City between trains Friday.

Mrs. C. E. Moser spent the past week in Sargent.

Messrs. Robert Bran Naugh, Virgil Wheeler and Ernest Meyers returned to Bryan Monday to resume their school work.

Mrs. E. E. Daudy and Mrs. Wheeler and Misses Daundy and Massenburg of Palacios visited a few days with friends and relatives.

Misses Hawer and Dodson of Illinois visited last week for a few days at the J. Minuch home.

Misses Driskell and Turner returned Sunday from their Christmas vacation to resume work at school Monday.

Mr. Cliford Shurtz left Tuesday for Still Water where he will take up his school work again.

Dr. A. S. Morton of Bay City was in Blessing between trains Tuesday.

Mr. Herbert Houston came up from Robstown Friday for a weeks visit.

Mr. Chas. Wallworth went to Robstown Friday for a weeks visit.

Mrs. D. A. Wheeler and son Waldo, left for Houston and Bryan Saturday. Waldo returns to the Allen Academy .

Mrs. W. C. Smith and daughter, Sarah, returned from a short visit to Woodsborough.

Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Hardy and S. E. McClellan moved to Palacios last week where they will have charge of the pavilion and the Bay View hotel.

Mrs. D. A. Wheeler returned from Bryan Wednesday.

Matagorda County Tribune, January 11, 1918
 


BLESSING

Mrs. W. P. Smith and daughter spent Saturday in Palacios.

Mr. Chas. E. Duller was a Bay City visitor Thursday.

Sergeant R. E. Terry returned to Camp Bowie Saturday morning, after a short furlough.

Miss Sallie Pickel spent the week-end with home folks, returning Sunday to Bay City .

Mrs. James H. Roach and Mrs. John Roach and daughter went to Houston Thursday.

Messrs. Jim and Tice and Miss Ione LaForce went to Houston Thursday for a short visit.

Miss Mildred and Audry Howe entertained their class-mates with a "42" party Friday evening at their home.

John R. Moberly, of Houston , spent several days in Blessing, looking after the improvements on his farm.

Messrs. John and Chas. Walworth and Chas. Brazel came up from Robstown Saturday, returning Monday.

Messrs. D. A. Wheeler and J. E. Meyers were in Bay City Monday morning.

The school children will give an entertainment Friday, February 1, at the school house--benefit of the Red Cross.

John Lynn and W. E. Davant, lawyers of Bay City , were in Blessing Monday on legal business.

Messrs. Paul Walworth, Herbert Houston and Henry Duffy came from Sargent Sunday, returning Monday.

E. E. Dawdy of Palacios spent the day in Blessing Tuesday.

J. R. Laslie spent Saturday in Bay City .

Mr. J. H. Ellison and Miss Beatrice Fowler left for San Antonio Friday noon , for a short visit with friends and relatives.

Matagorda County Tribune, February 1, 1918
 


BLESSING.

Mr. J. H. Roach went to Houston Saturday.

Mrs. Bill Sanders and daughter of Greenville , Miss. , arrived Tuesday for a visit at the A. B. McDow home.

J. H. Logan spent several days in Cuero this week.

J. W. Holmes of Bay City was a Blessing visitor for a few days last week.

Paul Wallworth was a Houston visitor Saturday and Sunday.

Miss Mayme Burkett and Mrs. D. T. Evans were in Bay City Monday between trains.

Mrs. J. H. Ellison and Miss Beatrice Fowler returned Monday after an extended visit in San Antonio .

Mrs. Paul Wallworth was called to Houston Tuesday by the serious illness of her mother, Mrs. J. H. Roach.

Mrs. J. E. Meyers spent Saturday and Sunday in Houston .

J. L. Jordan and H. H. Lindner were in Bay City Tuesday.

Mrs. F. G. Cobb is in Houston for a few days.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fleer of Seadrift were with their sons a few days last week.

Matagorda County Tribune, February 8, 1918
 


BLESSING

Mr. and Mrs. Wylie Kuykendall came from Victoria Thursday to spend the summer. They are accompanied by their granddaughter, Mrs. Taylor of Buda , Texas .

Mr. and Mrs. True Miller and daughter of Nebraska are in Blessing for a short time, looking after land interests.

Miss Nettie Turner went to Palacios Friday night, returning Monday.

R. P. Ansley returned to Houston Sunday.

Messrs. Hal Ansley, John Wallworth and Chas. Brazel came up from Robstown Saturday for a few days.

Geo. Dixon returned Monday to Robstown after a few days at home.

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Van Bergen and son arrived Thursday for an extended visit at the A. B. Pierce home.

A baby girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Duffy Tuesday.

Jas. H. Roach returned Friday from Houston .

Mrs. A. B. McDow was called to Whitney Monday by the death of a son-in-law.

Mrs. Aara Moseley of Buckeye was in Blessing between trains Monday. Mrs. Bill Sanders accompanied her home for a few days.

L. G. Patterson came up from Robstown Tuesday.

S. E. McClellan of Palacios was in town Wednesday.

Dr. A. S. Morton of Bay City made several professional calls here during the past week.

Mr. Pat Maloney of Wisconsin is looking after land interests around Blessing.

J. S. Wright was in Bay City Wednesday between trains.

Matagorda County Tribune, February 15, 1918
 


Blessing

Mrs. Lance Williams of Palacios spent Wednesday and Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Cornelius.

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Lindner and Mrs. Clyde Anderson spent Friday in Houston.

Mr. Norman Guynes, who is in the U. S. Navy and stationed at Long Beach, Cal., is spending a month with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roe Guynes.

Mrs. N. H. Landin and Misses Gertie and Loy Faye Dobson were visitors in Bay City Saturday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Meadows of Arenoso, spent Saturday with Mrs. Meadow's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. King.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Curtis of New Gulf visited friends in Blessing Sunday.

B. B. Rhodes and Tick Pierce attended the Rice - A. & M. game in Houston Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Dick Powell of Edna spent Sunday with Mrs. Powell's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump.

Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Selkirk spent Sunday in Galveston.

Mr. Bunt Murphy and son, Joe of Evansville, Ind., and Edward Murphy of Cleveland, Ohio, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Murphy and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Ivo Woolsey and Mrs. W. O. Selkirk attended the Epsom Downs races in Houston Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Milton Bess of Bay City spent Saturday and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. W. King and family.

Mr. and Mrs. John Murphy, Miss Mary Jane Murphy and Fred Kana, Ed and Joe Murphy spent Sunday in Victoria. Miss Tolly Rehms returned with them after spending the week end with Miss Mary Jane Murphy.

Mr. Will Shuey passed away Monday night at the home of his sister, Mrs. Della Braden. He has been confined to his bed for the past two months, due to a heart attack. A further account of this will be in next week's paper.

Matagorda County Tribune, February 18, 1918
 


BLESSING

Messrs. C. D. and D. A. Wheeler went to Bryan Saturday, returning Monday. Waldo Wheeler accompanied them home for the holidays of the 22nd.

Mrs. W. P. Smith and daughter spent the week-end at Palacios.

C. M. Foisy and U. E. Fant returned to Camp Travis Tuesday, after several days with homefolks.

Miss Nettie Turner, primary teacher, was called to her home at Rockdale last week by the serious illness of her father.

Mrs. Paul Elliott of South Dakota visited her sister, Miss Driskill, last Friday and Saturday.

The "liberty measles" are prevalent again, there being 65 cases Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Calfee have a baby girl, which arrived Tuesday.

Chas. H. Duffy of Houston was in Blessing Monday.

Miss Graves of Electra arrived Tuesday for an extended visit at her grandmother's, Mrs. A. I. Ansley.

C. A. Lucas was in Bay City Wednesday between trains.

C. C. Segrest spent Sunday with friends and relatives in Bay City .

Herbert Houston left Thursday for Houston where he intends to enlist in the aviation corps.

The Midfield's boys and girls basket ball teams met with the Blessing teams last Saturday at Blessing. Midfields being defeated. The score: boys 26-2; girls 12-2.

Matagorda County Tribune, February 22, 1918
 


BLESSING.

Mrs. T. C. Dunn Jr. of Houston arrived Sunday to be at the bedside of her father, Wylie Kuykendall.

Messrs. Robert Brenaugh and Virgil Wheeler came in Friday afternoon from Bryan for a few days.

Mr. H. Wimmer and family moved into the parsonage until school is out, Mr. Wimmer having rented his farm south of Blessing.

Miss Fern Down came up from Palacios Friday and stayed until Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Dow.

Serg. R. E. Terry was home Friday and Saturday from Camp Bowie .

Mrs. J. H. Roach and Mrs. Paul Wallworth returned Saturday from Houston where Mrs. Roach underwent a minor operation.

Private Andrew Long arrived Thursday on a ten-days leave from Camp Bowie .

Those being called to Bay City for examination were Ernest Fleer and John Wise.

J. W. Holmes and Walter Williams of Bay City were in Blessing Sunday between trains.

Messrs. John Wallworth and Fletcher and Chas. Brazel came up from Robstown Saturday.

Dr. and Mrs. A. S. Morton of Bay City were in town Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. John Wallworth and Chas. Wallworth went to Galveston Monday for a few days--from there Mr. Chas. Wallworth will return to his home in Wisconsin .

A. W. Augspurger of Houston was a business visitor a few days.

Mr. and Mrs. L. A. McKinnon and children of Palacios spent Sunday at the W. P. Smith home.

Miss Mignon Doman of El Maton is the guest at the C. D. Wheeler home this week.

Corp. Henry Vaclavick, from Camp Travis , is spending the week with parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jan. Vaclavick.

B. F. Lanham of Houston was in Blessing Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Gallatin are the proud parents of a set of twins that arrived Tuesday.

Matagorda County Tribune, March 1, 1918

[This article was titled Chalmers, but it is actually a Blessing column.]
 


BLESSING.

Mr. William Carpenter returned Saturday, after an extended visit with relatives in New Jersey .

Mrs. F. C. Dunn Jr. and R. H. Taylor spent the week-end at Pierce Station last week.

The District Christian Endeavor convention will be held in Blessing March 15-16-17.

Mrs. W. P. Smith and daughter went to Livingston Saturday for a short visit.

Austin Queen is home on a sick leave from the naval training station, Chicago .

Those attending the Federation at Palacios last Saturday were Mesdames A. B. Pierce, F. S. Van Bergen, Bion Gill, F. G. Cobb, Edith Laun, R. T. Phillips, A. O. Yeager, C. A. Lucas and Miss J. Corneal and A. F. Foisy.

J. L. Jordan and C. A. Lucas went to Galveston Saturday to attend to business.

Miss Annie Long went to El Campo Saturday for a few weeks' visit with relatives.

Mrs. J. H. Ellison returned to her home at Cooledge Tuesday, after an extended visit with her mother, Mrs. C. P. Fant.

Mr. Fred Harris was in Blessing Tuesday. He will return in a few days to Philadelphia , where he is stationed in the navy.

E. T. Callahan went to Bay City Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Jordan and family spent Tuesday in Bay City .

J. H. Logan was a Bay City visitor one day this week.

Matagorda County Tribune, March 8, 1918
 


BLESSING.

Kring Patterson is home from Robstown for a few days.

Mrs. Ethel McCluhan went to Bay City Saturday.

Mr. Pearl Shurtz returned Saturday from a several days visit to Houston .

Messrs. Fred Eickenburg, J. L. Jordan and D. A. Calfee spent Monday in Bay City .

Mrs. A. B. Pierce returned Sunday from Galveston .

Judge J. H. Roach was in Bay City Monday.

W. J. Harris went to Houston Tuesday, returning Saturday.

Mrs. A. O. Yeager and children spent Saturday and Sunday in Bay City at the home of W. E. McSparran.

Messrs. Harry Kight and Grady Pickel went to Houston Monday.

Miss Alice Duller was in Bay City Tuesday.

Messrs. John Wallworth and Chas. Brazel returned to Robstown Monday after several days with homefolks.

Mrs. C. H. Kight spent Tuesday in Bay City .

The county electioneers are beginning their work for the coming election.

The district Christian Endeavor convention will be held at Blessing, March 15-16-17.

Misses Lena and Pearl Corse were in Collegeport Sunday with their parents.

Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Rule returned from Wichita Kansas , last week for the summer.

Matagorda County Tribune, March 15, 1918
 


BLESSING.

 

Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Dyer and children arrived Monday from Missouri expecting to make Blessing their home again.

 

The Christian Endeavor convention last week was well attended and greatly enjoyed.

 

J. S. Wright was in Houston Friday and Saturday of last week.

 

Miss Nettie Turner went to Palacios Friday, returning Sunday, accompanied by Mrs. Robert Orr and children.

 

J. Robert Brunaugh returned to Bryan after several days with homefolks.

 

Mrs. A. B. Pierce went to Galveston Tuesday for a few days.

 

Mrs. J. H. Roach returned from Houston Wednesday after a short visit.

 

Mr. Paul Wallworth left for Arkansas Tuesday on a short business trip.

 

Waldo Wheeler spent a few days this week with relatives in Bay City .

 

Misses Fern Dow and Claire Partain of Palacios spent the week-end at the C. W. Dow home.

 

Mrs. John Wallworth and Mrs. Chas. Brazel went to Robstown Saturday for a few weeks' visit

 

Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Aiken went to Houston Sunday where Mr. Aiken will have a serious operation.

 

Dr. D. F. Smith returned from Houston Monday after a professional trip.

 

Mr. J. D. Moore of Bay City was in Blessing Tuesday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Midgett of Midfield spent Saturday and Sunday here to attend the convention.

 

Matagorda County Tribune., March 22, 1918
 


Pierce Installs Bur Extractor At Cotton Gin
Meat Market Installs New Refrigerator; Entertain Teachers

BLESSING, Texas, Oct. 10.--Mr. A. B. Pierce has installed a Bur Extractor at his gin in Blessing to remove the burs from pulled cotton. This will be a great deal of help to the farmers as the late cotton can be pulled more cheaply than it can be picked.

Mr. J. C. White has purchased a counter refrigerator for use in his meat market. This is certainly an improvement and adds greatly to the appearance of his shop. It will enable Mr. White to keep a supply of cured meats. The power meat grinder is another improvement in Mr. White's market and a wonderful labor saver.

Mrs. Chas. E. Duller entertained the school teachers and Mary Deane Yeager on Wednesday night with dinner and 2 tables of bridge.

Clarence Lee is working in Billie's Garage.

Mrs. A. B. Pierce went to Bay City on Tuesday.

Mrs. Geo. T. Braden is spending the week with her daughter, Mrs. A. R. Matthes.

Mr. J. O. Murphy has purchased a refrigerator show case for use in his grocery store.

Miss Grace Walker and Margaret Lois Sanford went to Bay City Saturday on the bus.

Mr. C. Pickel has been having a new road on his house this week. Mr. C. B. Bump is doing the work.

Mr. C. H. Dobbs, pastor of the El Campo Presbyterian Church, came down to Blessing on last Sunday night and preached a very fine sermon.

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Lindner motored to San Antonio Sunday night to see the airplanes. Mr. Lindner made a business trip to Houston on his return Tuesday.

The Baseball fans have been enjoying the big games this season at Billie's Garage. Billie has a fine set that he keeps in good working order with no little trouble and expense.

Mrs. C. W White returned Saturday from Kansas City, where she has been for the past three weeks attending a reunion of her family, all of whom were present except one brother.

Mrs. Russell Jones, of Houston arrived on the night train Wednesday for a short stay with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. O'Bannon and her little daughter, Autherine, who goes to school in Blessing.

Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Matthes, Howard, of Ganado; Miss Clara Matthes, of Galveston; Miss Edna Matthes, of Houston; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Braden and Paul Braden were dinner guests of the A. R. Matthes family Sunday.

Mr. J. H. Logan and his daughter, Mrs. W. A. Sanford, were called to Bay City Monday to the bedside of Mr. Logan's father, who is 96 years old.

LATER: Mr. Logan died Tuesday night and funeral was held in Bay City Wednesday afternoon, with Masonic honors. He was a member of the Blessing Masonic Lodge.

Palacios Beacon, October 11, 1918
 

 


1919
 


Blessing News
Received too late for last week.

Dr. Ertle was in town Monday.

Mr. Coon, the butcher man, has a new Ford.

Mr. Day, the Insurance man was in town on business Saturday.

Dr. Smith was a relief worker at Corpus Christi the first of the week.

Grady Pickle left today for Houston, where he has secured a position.

Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Dyer spent Sunday in Bay City with her parents.

Miss Beck, of Francitas and Palacios, was in town Monday between trains.

Miss Susie Hoffman is spending the week in Houston, combining business with pleasure.

Oscar Walker, who is now living in Collegeport, spent Sunday here with relatives and friends.

Frank Hoffman is home again after spending several months in the north, visiting old friends.

Mr. Cheek is a Houston visitor this week on a business trip and Mr. Evans has charge of the barber shop during his absence.

Palacios Beacon, September 26, 1919
 


Blessing News

Mr. Taylor Evans is at Hubbard on business.

Mrs. Fassett is visiting relatives in Houston for two weeks.

Mr. Coon, our meat market man, spent Wednesday in Palacios.

Mr. Rhuel, now of Kansas City, is here for a while looking after his interests.

Herman Eikenberg and family are home again after a few months at Collegeport.

Oscar Walker is home from Collegeport visiting home folks and friends for a few days.

Bro. Eddins was up Sunday from Palacios and preached at the Presbyterian Church morning and evening.

Our new preacher of the M. E. Church will arrive in a few days. Rev. Stanly Haver and Rev. Clendenin will go to Stockdale with our best wishes for a happy and prosperous work in the new field.

Mrs. James Minick entertains Thursday in honor of her sister Mrs. McLeiven who soon leaves the Sunny South for Portland, Oregon. She will be greatly missed among her many friends who wish her happiness wherever she may go.

Palacios Beacon, October 24, 1919
 

 


1920
 


Blessing

Miss Mary Luder spent the week end in Markham.

Mr. Will Harris spent Saturday in Bay City on business.

Major W. O. Selkirk spent Monday in Bay City on business.

Mr. Fred Mosier of Wadsworth spent the week end in Blessing.

Theron Robertson of Gulf, will make his home in Blessing for the winter.

Mr. E. W. Bailey, who has been ill for the past week, is able to be up again.

Mr. Perry Smith is in Bishop where he will fill temporarily the position as Depot agent.

Mrs. R. Borron of Bishop will take the place of Mr. Smith at the depot, until he returns.

Miss Ollie Lohnes, who has been visiting her mother in Ness City, Kansas, is home again.

Mr. F. J. Eoff of Dallas and Mr. G. N. Reid of Bay City spent Friday and Friday night in town.

Mrs. J. E. Barlow and children of Crescent V Ranch are spending the week with Mrs. J. E. Millard.

Mrs. A. B. Pierce has returned to Blessing, but Hall Edward will not be able to come home until next week.

Quite a number of people took advantage of the holiday on the eleventh, and spent it very pleasantly in Bay City.

Our basket ball girls very neatly put one over Francitas so neatly in fact we did not feel a bit badly about Matagorda putting one over our boys.

Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Phillips spent Saturday in Bay City, where Mr. Phillips was auctioneer at the sale of the numerous fine blooded cows "The Boys" had donated to them.

Palacios Beacon, November 19, 1920
 


Blessing

E. W. Bailey was in Bay City Friday.

J. C. Parks of Galveston was here Saturday.

Filmore Harper of Bay City was here Friday.

Miss America Judkins was in Bay City Friday.

Robert Brounaugh of Bay City was here Sunday.

A. C. Fowler was here from Bay City for the week end.

Dean Aiken of Bay City was here Thursday and Friday.

Miss Mary Luder spent the week end in Markham and Bay City.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Insall of Bay City spent Sunday in Blessing.

Mr. E. W. Bailey, who has been ill for the past week, is able to be up again.

Jack Walker and Chas. Cabiness of Markham were in the city Thursday on business.

Mayor Sartwelle and C. D. Wheeler of Palacios were in town Friday and Saturday.

Mr. Perry Smith is in Bishop where he will fill temporarily the position as Depot agent.

Mr. R. Borroon of Bishop will take the place of Mr. Smith in the depot, until he returns.

Mrs. W. P. Smith and Dean Aiken went to Bishop Friday in a car, returning Sunday by train.

A. M. Horne of Sugarland is spending a few days here in Blessing with his numerous friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Duffy of Collegeport spent the week end with their sister, Mrs. Leo. Houston.

A large number of people attended the funeral of Cyrille Foisey that was held at Palacios last Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Orndorff of San Antonio, have moved to Blessing, and will make this their future home.

Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Lucas have their nephew from Illinois visiting them for an indefinite length of time.

Mrs. A. B. Pierce has returned to Blessing, but Hall Edward will not be able to come home until next week.

Mesdames J. L. Koerber, J. W. Sartwelle, Guy Claybourn and Ed. Taylor of Palacios were in Blessing Saturday.

The basket ball boys went to Matagorda Friday and played a game which ended in Matagorda's favor, by the score of 21 to 10.

Miss Alice E. Duller, of John Sealey Hospital at Galveston is spending a few days with her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Duller.

Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Eoff of Dallas were here Saturday and Sunday, visiting Mrs. E. W. Bailey. They will make their future home in Bay City.

Our basket ball girls very neatly put one over Francitas so neatly in fact we did not feel a bit badly about Matagorda putting one over our boys.

Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Phillips spent Saturday in Bay City where Mr. Phillips was auctioneer at the sale of the numerous fine blooded cows "The Boys" had donated to them.

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Duller entertained Thursday evening with a forty-two party, Leta Bailey and Joe Coleman winning the honors. Refreshments were served. Those enjoying the evening were Mayme Burkett, Ollie Lohnes, Leta Bailey, Roy Hutson, D. W. Kessler, Joe Coleman and Mr. and Mrs. Duller.

Palacios Beacon, November 26, 1920
 


Blessing

Joe Coleman was in Sweeney Sunday.

Hal Ansley of Bay City was in town Thursday.

Miss Mary Luder spent the holidays in Houston.

Mrs. W. O. Selkirk spent Wednesday in Bay City.

J. R. Walker and family have moved to Brazoria.

Mrs. Hugh Bowers was in Bay City Monday and Tuesday.

Mrs. W. P. Smith and children have joined Mr. Smith in Bishop.

Stanley Wright of Collegeport was in town Thursday and Friday.

J. W. Lee of Pell City, Alabama, have moved here and will make this their future home.

R. T. Phillips left Wednesday for Shiner, Schulenburg, Rosenberg, Flatonia and other points.

Nena Bailey, of John Sealy Hospital, Galveston, spent the week end in Blessing.

Quite a number of people from Blessing attended the funeral of Joseph Pybus in Palacios Tuesday.

Word was received here Tuesday of the death of F. H. Coon in Floresville. Mr. Coon just recently moved to Floresville from Blessing for his health.

Palacios Beacon, December 3, 1920
 


Blessing

Miss Pearl Houston spent the week end in Bay City.

Miss Leta Bailey spent the week end in Palacios.

A. J. Harty of Bay City was in Blessing Thursday.

Mrs. R. E. and F. Insall of Bay City were in town Thursday.

Charles Cabiniss came from Markham on a business Thursday.

Miss Mayme Burkett was hostess to a 42 party Wednesday night.

Mr. Ray Phillips has returned from a week’s visit to north Texas.

Mr. A. F. Foisey is at his farm in Oklahoma, and will be there until after Christmas.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Williams and Mr. J. E. Coleman and Virginia Fowler were in Palacios Wednesday night.

Mrs. E. W. Rogers of Colton, California, who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. C. Pickel for a month, left for home Thursday.

Palacios Beacon, December 10, 1920
 

 

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