Friday, December 23, 2016

Assorted News Items About Kerr County, January to June, 1880

Galveston Daily News, March 18, 1880
Castroville Quill: Our readers will remember that some time ago there were several publications and much talk relative to the alleged thefts at Center Point, Kerr county, of a certain amount of money from the safe of Faltin, Schreiner & Below, and that the crime was charged to Le Compte de Keroman, a native and subject of France, living temporarily in that neighborhood.  Last Monday, at Kerrville, the county was indicted by the grand jury of Kerr county, and placed under $1200 bail.  Quite a number of attorneys have been employed on both sides, and great interest attached to the case.  It promises to be one of great moment in Kerr County.

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Galveston Daily News, April 16, 1880
Messrs. Schreiner & Lytle, of Kerr county, will...send two large droves of cattle up the trail this season.

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Galveston Daily News, April 22, 1880
Live Stock Notes.
Kerrville Frontiersman:  Faltin, Schreiner & Lytle received 602 head of cattle at Comfort, 642 head at H. M. Burney's, 660 at Kerrville, and another 1500 at Bandera.  They expect to get enough on the Pedernales to make the number 4000. The cattle mostly are in fair order.
Wool.
Kerrville Frontiersman: the sheepmen are happy in the prospect of good prices....Kerr county wool is generally of fine quality, free from burrs, etc., and should bring a good price.

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Galveston Daily News, May 11, 1880
A letter in the Evening Herald, dated Center Point, Kerr county, May 8, gives an account of the shooting and killing of T. A. Corbell, by Prof. W. Atterbury.  The trouble grew out of a dispute about a bill of sale of some cattle.  Atterbury made his escape and is still at large.  They were prominent citizens and the affair has caused much excitement.

Galveston Daily News, May 12, 1880
There is a description of Atterbury, teacher at Center Point.

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Galveston Daily News, May 27, 1880
Kerrville.  Capt. Scott returned from San Antonio last Sunday, having sold his wool for 26 1/2 c, the highest price paid at that time.

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Galveston Daily News, June 10, 1880
Kerrville Frontiersman. June 4:  It is well known that there are numerous caves around the head of the river, and Messrs. Tremblett and Harbecker, sheep herders for Scott & Oakley, partially explored one recently. It opened on top of a hill on the divide, about thirty miles from here.  The bushes being cleared from the mouth, they fastened a rope to a stout pole laid across the top and let themselves down. The descent is perfectly perpendicular, and it is twenty-four feet to the bottom.  Once there they found themselves in a large cavern some twenty-five feet in height, and filled with beautiful stalactites of all shape, many ten feet length, and clear, ice cold water dripping from the roof.  The skeleton of a bear was found in good preservation. It was not without great difficulty that the explorers got out again, the sides of the pit offering no foot-hold and the being compelled to shin up the rope--in fact, Harbecker failed entirely to climb, and had to be hauled up by his more fortunate companion.

Weather and Crops.
Kerrville (Kerr county). Frontiersman, June 4: At last Kerr county has had a regular down-pouring, heavy rain, and the best for three years. Several inches fell on the night of the 27th, and next day the Guadalupe was booming and carrying down drift wood for the first time in several years.  It rose about seven feet here, while at Center Point and Comfort it was up still higher. The mail from Boerne was unable to cross on Friday, and Kerrville did without until Sunday, no one repined. ...

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Galveston Daily News, June 24, 1880
Kerrville. Frontiersman. Another glorious rain fell Saturday night and Sunday.  A good corn crop is a sure thing now, while there is very good prospect for a splendid cotton crop....The cotton worm has made its appearance in our county.  Mr. F. H. Coleman ... discovered them.
Castroville. Quill. ... In our judgement, Mr. Bonnell's corn, at Camp Verde in Kerr county is the finest we have ever seen in Texas.



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