East Texas Family Records, Volume 19, Number 2, Summer 1995 Page: 16
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EAST TEXAS FAMILY RECORDS VOL.19, NO.2, SUMMER 1995
(Gregg Co. - Abstracts from newspaper July 12, 1879, continued)
in the same direction. If our merchants wish to do so, we will publish their
proposition for one month free of charge. Let us hear from you gents.
Since our last issue, Mr. James DUNCAN, living near the international
R.R, Junction, presented us with some specimens of the Peerless Irish potato,
the finest we have seen of this crop. Mr. D. is engaged in the fruit and
vegetable gardening business.
We accepted an invitation to accompany our young friend, Thomas BUTTRILL,
to inspect his corn and cotton crops on last Wednesday evening. At the hour
appointed Thomas drove up to our office in his buggy and we managed to board
the same, though not accustomed to that mode of travel, and were off to the
scene of Tommie's agricultural triumphs. We are pleased to say that the corn
and cotton we saw growing on that farm was a pleasing surprise to us. The
cotton was well grown, about shoulder high on an average in one field and
full of bolls and forms. A bale per acre is a moderate average, judging from
present indications. The corn we saw was of good stalk and large ears. We
are willing to put the crop of our young Greenback, Granger friend against
that of any hard money Democratic farmer in this or any other county in Texas.
A man of the energy and working qualities of young Mr. BUTTRILL will always
make a success of whatever he undertakes.
The Greenback Club met at the Court House on Saturday, June 28th to hear
an address by Mr. James PURDUE. There was a large number of citizens present,
both white and colored. The speech of Mr. Purdue was well received and reflected
much.credit upon one so young in years, for the research displayed
in his positions and arguments on the intricate subject he handled. Mr. P.
is a young man of great promise to the country. After the close of the speech,
several Democrats were called but did not respond, whereupon Rev. MEADOWS, a
colored man, was called out by both white and colored auditors. He very
modestly took the stand and stated to his audience that.he was not there to
instruct the white portion of them, but being himself a colored man he flattered
himself that he could be understood by that portion of his hearers. The
speech was well timed and sensible and made a good impression on those present.
Rev. MEADOWS is a good teacher and able preacher and being thus trained to
speak in public, he delivered his remarks in good style. If his people will
listen to his sensible advice they will be kept from running into extremes
hurtful to them as a race. Altogether the meeting was a grand success for the
Greenback cause in Gregg County.
W. S. CLARK, Grocer and Dealer in Tobaccos, Cigars, Saddlery
Fancy and Staple Groceries of All Kinds. Fine Liquors by the Quart and
Gallon Only. Terms strictly cash, or will exchange goods for Country Produce.
No variation whatever. I am sole agent for the famous Rose Bud and Homestead
Whiskey - the best in the Market. From $1.50 a gallon up. Longview, Texas.
R. K, WALKE - J. W. WELBORNE WALKE & WELBORNE
Champion Low Price Dealers in Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, Clothing,
Notions, Etc. The Stone Block, South side of Tyler Avenue, Longview, Texas
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