Fort Griffin Echo (Fort Griffin, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 37, Ed. 1 Saturday, September 13, 1879 Page: 3 of 4
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l ,r i*n! >UW r I,Uln 3','H,'mluV I Baltimore, tlit- hoim* of Mr. The following
and^rZ uet "1 "Vt,m'ati8w«'^, youth. He has Wn! were adopt,,1;
wmiM h* Jl L ; v7'.v 1>«01- hbnltli Hineo thr| That i; a drive or liin.t .s '
■ IMiX f l ■ — I ■ *" ,7°"'1,1 ko,,P- Hood last June, aiul we sincerely organist..I in ,ur comity, im i:
M namaa i—' & a ' undoubtedly more com-.hope the trip may prove nbene- outside <,i .fuorganization, -v.•.
F. E. CONRAD.
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—White meal at Frankel's. *
_Qoite-«ool yesterday morn-
—Dick Crutchtield came in
from Cat-fish creek, Crosby
county, Wednesday. Ho is
looking well and is here tor the
purpose of attending the round
—Irish potatoes and onions at ups in thin vicinity;
—One of the party who ris
ited the ranger camp oik Mon-
day night, 1st Inst., was asked
next day how he felt. He re-
P M ; "I am feeling better,
'but MjUl I don't vas hippy.'"
court In Throok-
,;i Xt week.
; off to Albany
; York * do's. *
race for tOO is ud
next at Albany.
' chewing to
wml, \ * '
-—Mr, J. A. Brock came in
from Blanco Canyon last Tues-
day. He was too busy to granc us
an interview, but *e will round
him up before he leaves here
and (tad out what he knows
about that far-famed country.
—The "lean-to" on the north
side of the old steam mill is
being torn down by Taylor
Oupp, who will tnove it out to his
farm on the north side of the
river, and work jit into a new
house he is erecting there.
—The Photograph . Gallery
will remain in town only a
few days. Those wishing good
pictures will please call at one?.
Satisfaction guaranteed. Copy-
ing and enlaigirig: a specialty.
* M.T. Kerb,
* • ';. * ' Photographer. t
—Bev. Mr. Shackelford will
i at Camp Cooper school*
;... second Sun-
in the ' Echo of
in . Fancy
city, is co
Hon. J. H. Davenport spent
dents of this
t has: been lively at
" Bro's, the past
ial oanse being a
fiuncy and staple
irdWaj* and furni
lie j with her chil
for Emporia, Kan
''""ijS and will w-
-her relatives and
riutil after the
.Smith, came in from
, .....:. of. the last
legislature. He isthe friend of
hopest administration of the
laws, free sohoola and frontier
Mr. S. F. Cook, who for
a little over font teen months
past been - our ilght-hand man,
haa tired of the routine work in
the offle* aa& has accepted a
position with Mr. Franhel* and
now* he is weighing coffee! and
ico. It affords us
J* to beat testimony to
v Cook's gentlemanly deport-
ment, integrity and strict atten-
tion to business while with us.
HUl sudeessoi is D. H. Meyer,
well known to many of onr read
ers as being connected with the
Tomahawk at one time. "
—Tuesday we uad the pleas
ure of meeting Colonel Gld
dings, of Washington, D. C.
The Colonel iuforms us that
himself and associates have the
contracts to carry the mails
from Fort Griffin to Elliott;
Fort Griffin to Blanco Canyon ;
Fort Griffin to Concho, and from
Fort Elliott to Wichita Falls.
Service commences on all of the
above routes the first of next
month. Col. •Giddjjngsds an old
ad andknpws iam j>usi
lit to him. 'i lie have the best
wishes of the Eoijh) for a safe
and pleasant trip.
As wo go to press we learn
Mr. Swuitz is in such a condition
that he will be unable to travel
and his triple postponed.
—By invitation of Mr. J. H.
Slianssey, oif Palo Pinto, we ac-
cepted a seat in his carriage
along with John Swartz, Esq.,
Wednesday morning and were
driven to Albany, returning in
the evening of the same day.
Friend Swartz insisted that we
carry our shot gun "and take in
some plover on the way," and
we carried the gun. The first
pdjfcthe game was ours; • not eo
the second,third and so on to the
sixteenth. Shanssey became
disgusted with our inaccuracy
of aim and proposed to show us
how to shoot. He gave us three
lessons but failed to bag the
game. Swartz did better, miss
Irig one out of four shots. We
arrived at the Shields House in
Albany, too late for breakfast
and too early for dinner, but
Mrs. Shields kindly prepared
our birds infine stylo for us.
Wo cannot brag on either one of
the trio as a crack shftt, but
we will pit onr old gurf against
any inoile the government erer
owned, as a hard kicker. Ask
Swarts about it if you have
doubts as to the truthfulness of
qur statement. [The gun can-
not be borrowed by anyone un-
less we entertain a special spite
agaitiat the applicant, to snch "a.
on« we wtll take pleasure in
loaning It. -
T. E.' Jackson and Sam 8tin-
son appeared to be doing more
business than all the balance of
ess men. . A
court proceedings and
other things see AJbanyitems,
from onr ir regular correspond-
ent; in another column.
? - |.< . • ,1,, ..„;>! / ... .
He Oet No Vtfe Onyhow."
it good wife is a pretty tolera-
ble Handy article to have in the
house at times, and at other
times a man is in big luck if he
la without one. The Echo man
thought so last Friday night.
Soon after the rain ceased a
crowd of drunken roosters were
out for a stroll, and like many
men similarly affected, they
thought they could sing, and
some of them were "hell bent.on
serenading," so they pulled* up
under a mesquite tree a few rods
from the Echo office, toward the
river, and delivered themselves
of a lot of discordant sounds, no
two voices harmonizing. We
since examined the tree and it
is withering, and undoubtedly
will die. Their song ended they
started back up, town and in
passing this office one* of them
said: "Let's give the Echo a
ser node." "No, come on, lot's
go and take a drink," said an-
other. They parleyed over
the matter for some time
when one of them made a re
mark which settled the business
in our fuvor. He said, he did,
"N", damn it, begot no rife
onyhow, and he no got viskee."
From the effect of their"moosic"
on the tree we could not help
but think our life is prolonged
because we "got no vlfe ony
More B«nnd-(> ,
At a meeting of stock-men of
Stephens county, held at Breck-
enridge, on the 1st., it was
determined to round up as fol-
lows, commencing at Crystal
FaJls, September 8, and close on
tth|': 20$§,:4t.' o'l^efr' th| 4m<<
will at l ii ' name, and , i
tect eat li other
That we oppose the piomis-
cuous driving our rattle out of
iheounty, by nou-residents or
That we cordially invite lliem
to our hunts, anu will render
them all the assistance we can,
but we most respectfully request
them to drive none but their
own stock from the county, snd
especially request them 10 desist
from sucu driving until the cat-
tle are in a condition to show
T. M. Peeler, Baylor county; c. \v.
Alaworth, O. D. ltecklea, Galveaton; G.
Whiting, 0. D. Buckner, J. C. Mlililletoii.
O. C. Mtddleton. Dallas; G. II. Utdilln^.
Washington, D. 0.; J. H. Shaniutey, an«l
ftrally, Palo Pinto; E. R. Manning,
Albany; D. C. Patterson. £. P. Methven,
Bel ton; J. B. Sampsel, St.. Louis; J. II.
Davenport, Eastland; Jake Meyers, M.
Hockatader, II. Hsirks, J. M. Hrannoii,
WHEELEB & POSEY,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Breckenridge, Texas. ,
Will practlco In the Federal Court at
Graham, tad lath*
Livery, Fee4 aii WsfeStsbto
FOST GRIFFIN, s : TEXAS.
CHARLEY MEYER S
V L 0 0 N,
Tlie Beat of
Soeoial Attemlion Paid To ^.Tue
Hemeuiber the plaw, at Shaaaaay.a
original Cattle Exchange, Urlffln *t«bu«
courts of St#*
OKA I. IBS IX
IKON, NAILS, CASTINGS & STOVES. PAINrl'S, OIIiS, Y
NISHE8. WA(30N AND CARRIAGE WOODWORKS*
Manufacturers of all kinds of Tinware. Job work ef ever
description done on short notice.; 4'
Agents for GRIDENS STEEL 'BARB '
Blacksmiths and Wagon makers. .
r. ■. i u ^ ^ >, , ! 1 , ''.v
We also keep • -
TalLPLE k ^ (^
NQRTH SIDE of SQUARE,
ALBAN7, - - TEaCA-8
, And pay th*;.hw^,^.-,^.p^|j|j
: 1 v.;. HI
Wheiesal* aad BetaU Btslvrs-M
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Whicli I offer to the Public at Bed flock Prioei.
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