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Recipe from Yesterday

 From the Cleburne Chronicle, January 2, 1869

 Seasoning for sausage: For 50 pounds of meat take 11 ounces of salt, 5 tablespoons of pounded saltpeter, 5 tablespoons of ground black pepper, 4 tablespoons of ground allspice, 5 tablespoons of sage. Mix them well and incorporate well with the meat.

sausage

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January 6, 1899, Grandview Graphic

(Advertisement)

 Grandview Hil

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Recipe from Yesterday

 Corn Bread.  One tablespoonful of sugar, 1 egg, 1 teaspoonful of salt, 1 tablespoonful of melted butter or lard, 2 cups of buttermilk, 1 level teaspoonful of soda dissolved in a little of the milk; 1/2 cup flour. Thicken with meal and bake in a greased pan. (From http://www.texfiles.com/pioneercooking)

cornbread

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Recipe from Yesterday

(Recipe for Washing Clothes 1900, courtesy of Barbara Littlejohn)

1. Build fire in back yard to heat kettle; 2. Set tubs so smoke won't blow in eyes if wind is pert; 3. Shove one whole cake of lye soap in boiling water; 4. Sort things and make 1 pile coloured, 1 pile white, and 1 pile breeches and rags; 5. Stir flour in cold water to smooth and thin down with boiling warter to make starch; 6. Rub dirty spots on board, scrub hard then boil. Rub coloured but don't boil. Just rinse and starch; 7. Take white things out of kettle with broom handle then rinse, blue and starch; 8. Spread tea towels on grass and others on fence; 9. Put rinse water on flower beds; 10. Scrub porch with soapy water; 11. Turn over tubs to drain; 12. Go put on a clean dress, smooth hair with side combs, brew tea, sit and rest. Rock a spell. Count your blessings. . . .

wash tub

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 Recipe from Yesterday

 Breakfast Biscuit.  Take 1 pint of sweet milk, 1/4 cup melted lard or butter, a little salt, 1 tablespoonful baking powder and flour enough for a stiff batter. Drop from the spoon into the greased tin and bake in a hot oven. (From http://www.texfiles.com)

biscuits

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Recipe from Yesterday

 Delicious Rabbit Fry: Cut the rabbit in pieces and quickly wash in cold water. Do not soak it. Have frying pan very hot; then when you have seasoned the meat, roll it in flour and place in a pan, into which drop a tablespoonful of butter and one of lard. Cover with a pan and let the rabbit be very well done before you turn it over to brown the other side. A rabbit fried in this manner will smell almost as nice as it will taste.

rabbit

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Johnson County Review

August 5, 1892

(Advertisement)

Clayton Brothers

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Recipe from Yesterday

 Canned Fruits: (all kinds) When canning fruit see that the cans and elastics are perfect and that the tops fit properly. Put the cans and covers into a kettle of water and bring slowly to the boiling point. Dipping the elastics into the boiling water will be sufficient to sterilize them. Set the cans in a pan on the stove and fill to overflowing with the fruit which should be boiling hot. Put the top on quickly and screw it down tightly. As the fruit cools the tops should be screwed down again and again to keep tight. It is best to use glass cans. To test whether they are air tight turn them upside down as soon as they are filled. The juice will ooze out if they are not air tight. Each can should be wrapped with paper to exclude the light and then set in a dark place that is cool but dry. The cans should be examined two or three days after filling, and if syrup leaks out from the rim the fruit should be recooked and used for jam or jelly.

 (From http://www.texfiles.com)

canned fruit

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Recipe from Yesterday

 

Chow Chow: Two heads of cabbage, l/2 peck green tomatoes, 1 large ripe cucumber, 2 large onions, 9 large, red sweet peppers, 10 cents worth of white mustard seed, 10 cents worth of black mustard seed, 2 ounces celery seed , 1/2 pint salt, 1 coffee cup grated horseradish. Mix cabbage, tomatoes and salt; let stand 4 hours in colander to drain; drain onions and cucumbers; scald 1 1/2 gallons of vinegar and 3 pounds brown sugar and pour over the mixture; heat thoroughly. This makes 10 quarts.
Chow Chow


(From http://www.texfiles.com)

 

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1889, Grandview Sentinel

(Advertisement)

 Grandview Hil

 

 

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November, 1893, Cleburne Chronicle

The Cleburne Brass Band contemplates giving a grand concert during the holidays, preparations for which have already begun. The entertainment will consist of vocal and instrumental music, ballads, burlesques, and extravaganzas. They have secured the assistance of the String Band and Philharmonic Society.

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June 25, 1872, Cleburne Chronicle

 MARRIED – At Alvarado on June 25 by Rev. John Collier, Mr. N. F. Sparks, Jun, to Miss M. G. Weaver.

 

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Johnson County Review

August 5, 1892

(Advertisement)

School

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Cleburne

August 13, 1900, Cleburne Daily Enterprise

(Advertisement)

Eggs

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August 13, 1900, Cleburne Daily Enterprise

(Advertisement)

DEERING & Co., Leading Undertakers

 Corner of Chambers and Anglin streets. Finest hearse, most up-to-date methods.

Phone day No. 242; night No. 244

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Cleburne

July 4, 1896, Poster

 

Races

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August 13, 1900, Cleburne Daily Enterprise

(Advertisement)

 It’s a doctor’s business to study health. Doctors confidently recommend Harper’s Whiskey. Sold by Tom Childress, Cleburne, Texas.

 

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Johnson County Review

August 5, 1892

(Advertisement)

coffins 2

 

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August 13, 1900, Cleburne Daily Enterprise

(Advertisement)

 

Are you Up-To-Date?

You can be so by having a telephone in your residence and place of business. It is no longer a luxury, but a necessity in daily life, like water or gas. Order one today from your local manager.

 

THE SOUTHWESTERN TEL. & TFL. CO.

 1896 phone

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August 13, 1900, Cleburne Daily Enterprise

(Advertisement)

 Cleburne Institute of Magnetic Healing

HUGH H. TUCKER, Principal

I wish to state to the people that after two years constant practice, during which time I have treated and cured many cases that have been pronounced incurable, I am still at my Institute, No. 214 North Main Street, where I will be pleased to meet all sufferers who wish relief. I possess a gift of nature by which I can diagnose and tell the cause of illness, and knowing the exact cause of your troubles I can the more intelligently treat the cause and remove the

Call and see me, be examined and learn the cause of your sufferings. I make no charge for examinations. My charges for treatment are reasonable. I give no medicine of any kind.

HUGH H. TUCKER, Principal

Cleburne Institute of Magnetic Healing

 

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Cleburne

April 3, 1891, Johnson County Review

 Lodge meeting announcements:

Johnson County Lodge No. 131, I. O. O. F. Meets every Monday night on the west side of the square. All visiting brothers in good standing cordially invited to attend. W. H. Wilson, N. G.J. W. Fletcher, Sec.

  • Olive Lodge No. 31, K. of P. meets every second Wednesday evening. visiting brethren cordially invited to attend. B. L. Higgins, C. C, J. R. Ransone, Jr., K of R. & S
  • Cleburne Lodge No. 315 A. F. & A., M. meets Saturday night on or before full moon of each month. Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend all meetings. C. L. Heath, W. M., J. A. Willingham, Sec.
  • Cleburne Commandery No. 12, K. T. meets at the Masonic Temple on the second Saturday night after the full moon in each month. W. J. Rutledge, E. C., B. F. Frymier, Recorder.
  • Cleburne Chapter No. 100, R. A. M. meets at the Masonic Temple on the first Saturday night after the full moon in each month. V. Gray, H. P., J. A. Willingham, Secretary.
  • Knights of Honor No. 1095 meets every 1st and 2nd Thursday nights in Odd Fellows Hall, west side of the square. John Gray, Dictator, Lindguen, Recorder.

 

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Cleburne

March 20, 1874, Cleburne Chronicle

 Horse thieves struck near Alvarado last night, but apparently got lost during the night and were discovered by Sheriff Arnold’s posse asking directions to Waxahachie. T.U. Taylor observed that in Johnson County “The lowest form of creeping thing was a horse thief.”

horse thief

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Cleburne

1873, Cleburne Chronicle

 Notice – If the person who stole the Judge’s bottle of brandy from the table in W. F. Heard’s store, will call and pay Mr. Heard for the same, nothing more will be said about it. Unless he does his name will be given to the public. You are known sir, and will be exposed unless you make reparation.

Brandy

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Cleburne

1888, Cleburne Chronicle

(Advertisement)

Undertaker 

 

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Grandview

December 1889, Grand View Sentinel

(Advertisement)

 

G. W. Humphreys

Attorney and Insurance Agent

 

Special and prompt attention to all legal business

Insurance in any line written in first-class companies at low rates

Grandview

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Cleburne

June 8, 1872 Cleburne Chronicle

 The board of alderman, of the town of Cleburne, have today passed an ordinance making it a misdemeanor to ride a horse on the sidewalks of downtown.

fast cowboy

 

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Burleson

August 2, 1892, Johnson County Review

 Dr. B. F. Orr, of McMullen County, is visiting relatives in the community. The doctor was raised in Johnson county and his many friends are glad to see him at his old home again

  • Prof. L. D. Edwards has gone on a visit to Hamilton county. The professor has secured the Willow Branch school in the western part of the county and we think they have made a good selection
  • Mrs. Dr. Colquitt is attending the protracted meeting at Grandview this week
  • Misses Anna and Ola Brown returned from Joshua yesterday where they have been visiting their uncle, G. W. Brown
  • Candidates are getting numerous around here. They know the 13th is getting neigh

 

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Johnson County

September, 1900

  • The Alvarado Bulletin reported Mr. W. F. Martin brought in some insects he believes are Mexican Bole Weevil. He said they were doing a great deal of damage in the fields to the north of town.
  • The Grandview Graphic reported that Dr. A. K. Newton this week with construction of a telephone line between Grandview and Auburn.
  • The Alvarado Bulletin reported a “difficulty” there on Sunday afternoon between Mr. Jim Wilshire and Mr. Lee Rutledge. Mr. Rutledge received a ugly gash to the neck, but stated it was not serious.

 

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Bruce Community

August 1, 1892, Johnson County Review

 Mrs. V. J. Doty is improving slowly from her late sickness

  • W. H. Davis is on the sick list
  • Born to J. W. Tubbs and wife a daughter, on July 24
  • Protracted meeting will begin at Unity church the third Sunday in this month. There will be no preaching on the second Sunday as Rev. Newbrough will be engaged holding meetings at another church

NOTE:

BRUCE, TEXAS. Bruce was fifteen miles northwest of Cleburne in western Johnson County. The site was settled in the early 1880s and named for early settler Horatio Gates Bruce. By the mid-1880s the community had two churches, a school, and a general store. Between 1885 and 1891 it had a post office. In 1892 it had four businesses and a population of fifty. During the first three decades of the twentieth century most of the families moved to nearby Godley. By 1930 Bruce was no longer an organized community. (From Texas Escapes)

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Cleburne

January 6, 1872, Cleburne Chronicle

 

 Cleburne has been incorporated! The following officers have been appointed:

 

  • Jesse Cunningham, Mayer
  • J. C. Brumley, Marshall
  • N. H. Cook, J. R. Ponder, Jas. English and M. A. Oatie, Aldermen
  • John leigh, Recorder
  • S. B. Allan, Treasurer. They have organized and adopted their By Laws and enacted laws for the government of the town. The ordinances may be found in another column.

 

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Cleburne Brewery 1868 – 1878

John Guepel, Owner

  Brewery

John Guepel

     John Guepel was born in 1829 in Wunsiedel, Germany. He came to the US in 1844 and by 1868 he had arrived in Cleburne with his family’s larger recipes and founded the Cleburne Brewery. The brewery faced Main Street on Buffalo Bayou. His larger sold for 10 cents a bottle or 6 bottles for $1.29. In 1875 he brought in Fritz Wulfert as his partner. That same year, they sold the brewery to Fritz and Elijah Guffee.

     Randall Scott, John Geupel’s great-great-grandson wrote a novel about Geupel with the following additional information:

     “The Guffee brothers knew nothing about brewing beer so they partnered with Mike Dixon, a self-proclaimed Brew Master whose only expertise was mass consumption of the brew. A couple of years later, deep in debt, Dixon killed John Guffee on Cleburne’s downtown boardwalk in an argument of the proceeds from the brewery, one buffalo nickel. Elijah saw the murder of his brother from across the town square where he immediately leveled his rifle and dropped Dixon on the spot.”

     “Dixon came from a good family and was well liked by the community of townsfolk who quickly rioted into an angry mob. They chased Elijah to 4th street, north of the square, where he barricaded himself inside the Cleburne Brewery. To coerce him outside, the Sheriff offered him sanctuary from the mob violence and their vigilante punishment (a Texas necktie party). It got nasty when the mob broke inside and Elijah quickly surrendered to the Sheriff. After a short trial and an unceremonious conviction, Elijah Guffee was hanged for the murder of Mike Dixon.”

      With both John and Elijah and their “Brew Master”, dead, the brewery closed in 1878.

Please note:  In the Texas list of executions 1819 - 1964, Elijah Guffee is not listed, although his date of death is 1878. Perhaps the vigilantes got him after all?

 

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Cleburne

May 10, 1886, Cleburne Chronicle

 J.C. Morton has removed to Chambers Street, North Side, Opposite Post Office. New and fresh groceries received every few days. All my friends and customers are respectfully solicited to call and price my goods.

 Grocery

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Cleburne

August 5, 1892, Johnson County Review 

(Advertisement)

 

Dr. T. J. Avirett, Dentist

Cleburne, Texas

Office over Mrs. Breazeale’s Millinery Store, East Henderson Street

 

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Alvarado,

August 3, 1982, Johnson County Review

 The remains of Allen Walker arrived from Dallas, Monday morning on the 9:17 train, and were carried to Center League burying ground for interment. He was killed on Sunday by the bar keeper of a saloon in Dallas. He leaves a wife and two small children.

 bar fight

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Cleburne

May 30, 1874, Cleburne Chronicle

 

Headline: Child Attacked by Hog on Square

 Last Thursday afternoon considerable excitement was produced by the firing of guns and pistols on the public square. It was soon discovered, however, that the war-like demonstrations were directed towards a voracious, omnivorous, and carnivorous, cannibalistic hog, which had seized by the arm Mrs. Cumming’s little child, about sixteen months old, and dragged it twenty or thirty yards before it could be rescued, and no doubt would have killed the child had it not been so closely pursued by the mother till assistance came from others.

 We are glad to learn from the mother that the child is not seriously injured, more than the bite on the arm and some slight bruises on the back and head.

 

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Joshua

June 25, 1909, Joshua Record 

(Advertisement)

 

Aside from our Complete

Line of Drygoods, Hats,

And Notions, You will find

A Splendid Assortment of fresh

Staple and Fancy Groceries

We kindly Solicit and appreciate

your trade.

KINGSTON & SONS.

Dr. Selman’s Building - Phone: No. 12

 

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Cleburne

January 1869, Cleburne Chronicle

 Miss Leigh is expected to arrive here in a few days to take charge of the musical department of The Cleburne Institute. She comes to us highly recommended as being entirely proficient in the business. We hope the patrons will give her a large class.

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Cleburne

June, 1874, Cleburne Chronicle

 Our clever sheriff, O. P. Arnold, is putting up, at his own expense, a neat office in the court house yard so that he may be conveniently found by all who have business with him. As the County court refused to furnish him with an office in the Court house, he will now have one of his own.

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Alvarado

March 20, 1874, Cleburne Chronicle

Letter to the Editor of the Cleburne Chronicle:

 I pen this to give your readers some idea of recent depredations in our mists. On Wednesday night last a party of men stole three horses from near this place – a large grey horse from Mr. L. B. Blair, another from Mr. Brooks Neal, and one from a gentleman near Grandview, and made an attempt to steal a couple of mules from Mr. Hodges on the League, but the mules were wild and it is thought that they could not catch them. They took the bridles, however.

 The horse thieves must have got lost, for next morning they were at Mr. McWhortens about 1 mile from Mr. Blairs, inquiring the way to Waxahachie.

Some ten or twelve persons have gone in search of the thieves, and at last accounts were only about an hour behind them. It is to be hoped that they will overtake them. It is time this horse stealing profession was wiped out of Texas.

            Mr. Elnade

            Alvarado, Texas

 Editor, Cleburne Chronicle, March 23, 1874: One of the thieves, named Roberts, was brought in Thursday and turned over to Sheriff Arnold, who at once employed Mr. Day, Blacksmith, to invest him with (as the boys say) an eighteen carrot chain, and then lodged him in jail. After the second Monday in April we think he will find no difficulty in getting a free pass from the Court to visit Huntsville for a time.

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Lane Prairie

May 2, 1874, Cleburne Chronicle

(Exert from Letter to the Editor)

 Mr. Editor:

            We were more injured by the late cold than we at first supposed. Many of our farmers have had to plant their corn over. It is understood that the earliest planted corn was badly killed while the young corn was less injured. The blade rust in wheat has lately made its appearance, occasioned perhaps by the cold, damp weather. There is danger that wheat may yet be cut short by it.

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Cleburne

April 5, 1889, Cleburne Chronicle

 City Elections, Cleburne, Texas

Candidates:

Marshall

M. D. McCrary

J. H. Keith

 City Attorney

 W. D. McKoy

W. B. Featherston

 Assets and Collections

J. M. Eller

L. S. Cabaniss

P. A. Sublett

J. C. Habermacher

 Treasurer

 J. M. Clower

W. Murdock

 Secretary

 Lee Shaw

W. H. Graves

J. W. Kennedy

 Alderman

T. T. Pitts

J. W. Lambard

W. D. Milam

P. J. Norwood

W. J. Capps

J. L. Wagley

 

 

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September, 1900

Johnson County Review 

  • The Alvarado Bulletin reported Mr. W. F. Martin brought in some insects he believes are Mexican Bole Weevil. He said they were doing a great deal of damage in the fields to the north of town.

     

  • The Grandview Graphic reported that Dr. A. K. Newton this week with construction of a telephone line between Grandview and Auburn.

     

  • The Alvarado Bulletin reported a “difficulty” there on Sunday afternoon between Mr. Jim Wilshire and Mr. Lee Rutledge. Mr. Rutledge received a ugly gash to the neck, but stated it was not serious.

 

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Sand Flat

April 1874, Cleburne Chronicle

 Mr. John Jacobs of this community is recovering from an accident in which his horse stumbled and threw him off catching his foot in the trace. The horse became frightened and took off running at full speed dragging Mr. Jacobs about 350 yars through the trees, stumps and field. Mr. Montgomery, seeing the incident, came to his aid and got his foot out of the trace saving his life.

 

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Cuba

August 1, 1892, Johnson County Review

 Everything is calm and serene. Crops are good. We notice cotton opening. Prof. Hartsfield’s school is progressing finely and the protracted meeting at Sand Flat church will begin Sunday night, August 2.

Cotton field

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Joshua

August 3, 1892, Johnson County Review

 Prof. Griffith, who has taught the Joshua school for two successful terms, left yesterday for the west. On his return he will take charge of theBurleson school for the next term

  • C. M. Chauney has just completed a grain and seed house in this place to handle grain and cotton seed this season. This is a great acquisition to the town as well as a great help to the farmers
  • Quite a number of our citizens are attending court at Cleburne this week, they being witnesses in the Bonner poisoning case
  • The family of our enterprising merchant, G. W. Brown, left this A.M. for a two week visit in McLennan county

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Eagan Community

August 1, 1892, Johnson County Review

  • Thos. Wilshire's little boy was sick last week with bronchitis
  • Rev. J. M. Booth performed the ceremony for four marriage couples in Egan last month – all inside of two weeks
  • Mrs. Calhoun has been spending a few weeks in Geneva, McLennan county, visiting relatives
  • John Prebble, our expert carpenter, is building a fine residence near Alvarado

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Buel Community

August 2, 1892, Johnson County Review

 On account of J. W. Squyers and family leaving for the west, Dr. M. T. Griffin will move his office to the residence of Jesse King.

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Venus

August 1, 1892, Johnson County Review

 

  • One of our neighbor boys, it seems, has found something very attractive in the Buel community as he goes up that way very often
  • T. E. Lawson went to Waxahachie last Monday and returned Tuesday
  • J. C. Freeman attended the quarterly conference at Bono last Saturday
  • The Sunday schools at Watts Chapel and Sand Flat have almost breathed their last for want of attendance, nevertheless, a singing at either of the above named places is always well attended

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Meyers Community

August 2, 1892,  From the Johnson County Review Newspaper

 

  • Cotton in the timber is needing rain
  • Some of our people have been attending the tabernacle meeting at Alvarado
  • E. T. Cahill has an addition to his family; it is a girl
  • R. C. Teague was in Waxahachie last week
  • Mrs. Bush, of Arkansas, has recently stopped in our midst
  • Hudson Teague has purchased a farm in West Valley community
  • Thrashing is nearly over with
  • Mrs. Bounds, of Alvarado, will teach Myers public school next term