East Texas Family Records, Volume 19, Number 2, Summer 1995 Page: 18
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EAST TEXAS FAMILY RECORDS VOL.19, 0N.2, SUMMER 1995
(Gregg Co. - Abstracts from newspaper July 19, 1879, continued)
AT DAVIS HALL'
Madame Walker, the Colored Oratress, will lecture at Davis Hall on Monday
night, the 21st inst. Subject: The Negro, Past, Present and Future. All citizens
are invited to attend. Separate seats for white and colored. Admission 25 cents.
The summer term of the District Court for Gregg County convened last Monday
morning. The Grand Jury was impaneled and charged by his Honor, Judge J. C.
ROBERSON. The jury is composed of our very best citizens and are actively engaged
in the discharge of their duties. On Tuesday the case of Mary J. DOLAN
vs. W,H.DOLAN, suit for divorce, was tried and decree of divorce granted. The
case of Jas,BURLESON vs. M.L.DURHAM, suit of trespass to try title, was taken up.
We notice from a distance Col. C.C.GALLOWAY of the Upshur county bar; Col.
F.B.SEXTON of the Harrison county bar; Col. J.L.HENRY of the Smith county bar;
Col, HMcKAY of the Marion county bar; Capt.R.M.WYNNE of the Rusk county bar and
FI Col, C.B.KILGORE from the "Free State" of Van Zandt..
The session will probably last three weeks.
THE GLENWOOD PICNIC
The picnic at Glenwood in Upshur County, on last Tuesday, drew together
quite a respectable number of citizens, and the ladies and little people were
fully represented. We were previously informed that the occasion was to be one
for the discussion of the cause or causes of the hard times, a talk by the people
with the people for the mutual good of all concerned. Further, we learned that
Prof. James PURDUE was to present the Greenback view of the subject, while the
Democratic view of the situation was to be handled by Col. J.D.PETEET. In company
with Mr. Willis E. BOOTH, our boss fruit and confectionery man, and Willie CAMP,
one of the polite medicine men of BOWEN's Drug Store, we arrived on the ground
at about the time appointed for speaking. It was found that Col PETEET had
not come on time, and after consultation, it was agreed that Dr.W.O.BARKER
should act as marshal, and he proceeded to make out a programme for the day,
which resulted in placing on the list of speakers Capt. Gid CHRISTIAN, J. L.
TERRY, Rev. S.R.CHADDICK of the Upshur County Democrat, James PURDUE and Rev.
B.W.BROWN. (NOTE: There follows a very long article concerning the political
opinions presented by each speaker.)
The number in attendance was estimated from 250 to 300 persons, men,women
and children. There were but few colored people present. We soon boarded our
vehicle and faced toward Longvi.ew, which place we reached in safety, just after
sunset. The thanks of the passengers in the SPENCER hack is heartily tendered
to the gentleman of color who managed the team. He is a very careful driver
and attends strictly to his business.
We learn that Mr. J.H.JETER, living near Gum Springs, on the line of the
L. & S.V.Railway in Harrison County, had the misfortune to have his house and
entire contents destroyed by fire on last Sunday. Mr. J. and family were
attending church at the time.
[Moae ab.stacts ftom the 1879 luesa of THE TEXAS NEW AREA newupape wu&e appear
in the Fatt 1995 Zisue of East TexCa Famity Recortds, Voatme 19, No. 2.)
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East Texas Genealogical Society. East Texas Family Records, Volume 19, Number 2, Summer 1995, periodical, Summer 1995; Tyler, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth37997/m1/20/: accessed October 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting East Texas Genealogical Society.