Feb 19, 1888

Russell and Pesterfield last Friday exchanged their livery stable and outfit
for the farm of Tom Hammons near Walnut. The consideration expressed for the
farm was $1,000. Mr. Hammons takes charge of the stable immediately and Mr.
Pesterfield is to take carge of the Hammon’s farm for the coming year. But
Sam Moore objects to any other bachelor than himself locating in that
vicinity and declares Pesterfield must marry before he can even sew oats.
Pesterfield is now hunting a wife.

Captain Morrison and Rev. J. P. Greel? last week bought 500 acres of the
Kelly Survey. They got it at a bargain.

Constable Maggard has about recovered from a fall received while snow

The epidemic of marriages that prevails in Texas is skipping Walnut. The
girls and widows are informed that the following named gentlemen get their
mail here: W.W. Pearce, Sam Moore, W.S. George, Joe Philpott, Ed L Parr and
C.E. Pesterfield. These gentlemen must be married by June 1st next or

Miss Lizzie Caruthers who has been in Hillsboro during the illness of her
sister at that place has returned to her home in Kimball.

It is reported that Miss Lee Moxey is on the sick list this week.
Their friends learn that E.E. Hadson and Jack Brock got badly lost in
getting from Meridian to the depot the other night and they waked up and
called out into the sleet and snow several citizens along the road.

James M Robertson, of the firm of Jenkins and Robertson was admitted to the
practice of law Monday in the District Court.

George Scrutchfield and C.S. Hayes who were bondsmen for John Nail under the
charge of murder in McLennan county have succeeded in arresting Nail and
have landed him in jail in Waco.
Nail is the man who was recently reported killed by assasins near Valley
Mills. The report was generally believed but the bondsmen recently got on
his track by a letter written by Nail to a girl at the Valley. They followed
the girl and arrested Nail at Cisco when he was about ready to leave for