I recently was able to get a copy of the 1884 Gatesville Sun and hope to find some things of interest to you. I have more pages to transcribe and will add them as I get them done.
THE GATESVILLE SUN VOL. XVL GATESVILLE, CORYELL CO. TEXAS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 1884 NO.23 Subscribe 1 year $2.00 ANNOUNCEMENTS Gatesville's Opportunity 6 months 1.00 Fees for annoncing candidates: The forthcoming district Cash in Advance Legislative and other district conference of the Methodist $15, County offices $7.50, Precinct Church that is to be convened offices $3. Invariably in advance. here next week will afford Gatesville a fine opportunity to make a reputating(sic) in the adjoining counties. DIRECTORY ANNOUNCEMENTS District Court __________________________________________________ Meets first Mondays in June and December Fees for announcing candidates: Legislative T. N. Nugent, Judge and other district offices $15; county C.K.Bell, Prosecuting Attorney offices $7.50; Precinct offices $3. F.R.Johnson, Clerk invariably in advance. ____________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ For State Senate COUNTY PROBATE COURT We are authorized to announce Capt.F.D. Meets first Monday in Jan.,March, May WILKES, of Lampasas, as a candidate for July, September and November. state senator from this district, subject _____________________________________________ to the Cemocratic convention. County Commissioners' Court Meets 2nd Monday in February,May, We are authorized to announce C.K.BELL of August and November. Hamilton, as a candidate for state Senator ____________________________________________ of this district. COUNTY OFFICERS F. W. Fauntleroy, Judge County Court We are authorized to announce H.E.BRADFORD, R.B.Wells, Clerk of Belton, as a candidate for State Senator J.W.Burkhead, Deputy from this district. James M. Lanham, Sheriff J.C.Montgomery } For Representative H.A.Adams }Deputies We are authorized to announce J.P.KEY as a G.H.Carden, Collector candidate for Representative in the 19th Mark Hood }Deputy General Assembly from the 63rd district W.B.Fakes, Prosecuting Attorney composed of Coryell and Hamilton Counties. J.R.Saunders, County Treasurer H.S.Perryman, County Assessor We are authorized to announce SAMUEL F.DUFFIE P.C.West, Deputy as a candidate for representative in the R.P.Wilson, Surveyor 19th General Assembly from the 63rd district A.W.Long, Cattle and hide inspector composed of Coryell and Hamilton Counties. _______________________________________________ MUNICIPAL OFFICERS We are authorized to announce that H.A.WALKER H. N. Atkinson, Mayor is a candidate from this legislative district C.P.White, City Attorney in the next General Assembly. John W. Boyd, City Marshal J.C.Chrisman, Assessor and Collector FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY Y.S.Jenkins, Treasurer GEORGE P. MILLER is a candidate for District C.E.Oakes, Secretary Attorney for the district composed of by Coryell S.Fields, Engineer and Hamilton, Erath, Somervell, Hood and Palo Sam Gregg, Alderman Pinto counties. Benj. Worley " F.M.Gardner " FOR DISTRICT CLERK John Fellrath " We are authorized to announce FELIX R. JOHNSON _______________________________________________ as a candidate for the re-election to the office JUSTICES' COURTS of Clerk of the District Court. PRECINCT No.1.Meets last Monday in each month in Gatesville, Texas W.B.Hedgpeth.J.P.; C.J.CARNAHAN is a candidate for the office of S.A.Peeler, Constable Districk Clerk of Coryell County. PRECINCT NO.2.Meets first Saturday in each month at Simpsonville.J.L.Montgomery, J.P.; FOR COUNTY JUDGE D.M.Gideon, Constable FREDERICK W. FAUNTLEROY is a candidate for re- PRECINCT NO.3.Meets 3rd Monday in each election to the office of County Judge. month at Bee House school house. R.D. Riley; J.P. Pope Wills, Constable FOR COUNTY CLERK PRECINCT NO.4. Meets 3rd Saturday in each W.L.SAUNDERS is a candidate for the office of month at Copperas Cove.L.B.Anderson, J.P.; clerk of the county Court. James Thompson, Constable. PRECINCT NO.5.Meets 4th Saturday in each R.B.WELLS, present incumbent, is a candidate month C.M.King,J.P.; Wm.Reed, Constable. for the office of County Clerk. PRECINCT NO.6 Meets the 1st Friday in each month at Eagle Springs. R.Muirhead, J.P.; FOR ASSESSOR J.D.Henderson, Constable. We are authorized to announce the name of PRECINCT NO.7.Meets 2nd Saturday in each J. B. BURKETT as candidate for Assessor. month at Osage. J.Y.Riddle, J.P.; Wm.H.Earp, Constable. We ar eaughorized to announce the name of PRECINCT NO.8.Meets 2nd Monday in each month M.R.HOOD as candidate for Assessor. at Turnersville and Jonesboro, alternately. R.E.Gaston,J.P.; F.R.Gouldy, Constable H.S.PERRYMAN, present incumbent, is a candidate _______________________________________________ for re-election to the office of Assessor of Coryell The Mails County. The mails arrive and leave Gatesville as follows: Hamilton, via Jonesboro, daily except Sunday; FOR TAX COLLECTOR GAINES B.CARDEN, present incumbent, is a candidate leaves 7 a.m., arrives 6 p.m. for re-election to the office of Tax Collector Crawford, via Coryell City and Osage tri-weekly; of Coryell County. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, arrives at noon and leaves at one p.m. W.F.GLASS is a candidate for the office of Tax Meridian via Turnersville, tri-weekly; arrives Collector of Coryell County. 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays leaves at 6 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday. FOR COUNTY SURVEYOR Langfords Cove via Permelia , twice a week; arrives We are authorized to announce that F.M.LONG is Mondays and Fridays at 7 p.m. and leaves Tuesdays a candidate for County Surveyor. and Saturdays at 7 a.m. Copperas Cove, via Pidcoke Ranch twice a week: CHRIS L. GRAVES is a candidate for the office of Mondays and Saturdays, arrives at noon and leaves County Surveyor. at 1 p.m. King, twice a week,Tuesdays and Fridays, arrives FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER at noon and leaves at 1 p.m. HARTLEY B. PIDCOKE is a candidate for re-election Sugar Loaf supplied from Belton every Saturday. to the office of County Commissioner. All other points, daily by Texas and St.Louis railroad; arrives 11:50 a.m. and leaves 3:30 p.m. FOR COUNTY SHERIFF Mails close at 2:30. JAMES M. LANHAM is a candidate for re-election to General Delivery, open daily, except Sunday from the office of Sheriff of Coryell County. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Sunday one hour after arrival of mail. B.Moore, Post Master FOR JUSTICE OF THE PEACE ________________________________________________ ROBERT W. MARTIN is a candidate for Justice of the CHURCHES Peace for Precinct # 1, Coryell County. Baptist--Rev. P.B.Chandler, pastor. Services 1st 2nd and 3rd Sunday in each month at 11 O'clock a.m. J.S.CLOWER is a candidate for Justice of the Peace and 8 p.m.; also Saturday before the first Sunday for precinct # 1. at 11 o'clock. Sunday school at 9 a.m., Y.S.Jenkins, Superintendant. P.S.WOODWARD is a candidate for Justice of the Peace Methodist E.South--Rev.Thomas Stanford, pastor. for Precinct # 1. Presbyterian--Rev.R.H.Castleman. pastor. Services 4th Sunday in each month, at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. FOR CONSTABLE ____________________________________________________ JAMES S. GLENN is a candidate for Constable of Masonic Precinct # 1. Gatesville Lodge No.197--Meets Saturday evening, on or before full moon.J.R.Raby, W.M.; Y.S.Jenkins, Sec'y. E.A.CRAWFORD is candidate for Constable of in R.A.Chapter No 84--Meets in Masonic Hall, Saturday Precinct # 1. evening after the full moon. J.R.Saunders, H.P.; R.B.Wells, Sec'y. THE WOOL GROWERS _____________________________________________________ This association met last Saturday at the Court Knights of Honor House. The attendance was good and much interest Gatesville Lodge No 2974--Meets first and third was manifested. The following comprises the routine Tuesday evenings in each month.M.M.Dickson, D. work: The committee on constitutional and by-laws W.G.Allen, R. asked and were granted more time to report. Lee _____________________________________________________ Rubarth, W.E.Kinsolving and A.S.Bebout were appointed a committee to investigate the scab law and report at the next meeting. The day for the regular meeting was on the Saturday after the first full moon in each month.
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