Garland, Dallas County, Texas

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Close of the Summer Normal--
Crops, Politics, Business,
Religion, Etc.

     GARLAND, Tex., August 4. -- The teacher's summer normal school, which has been in session here the past month, closed its work yesterday. The session was eminently successful in every particular, and its results will be shown in a better system of our public schools. The teachers have imbibed many new ideas with reference to teaching and will enter their work this fall with renewed energy and a fresh zeal in the noble work of teaching the youthful ideas how to shoot. A splendid entertainment was given the public at the college building Wednesday night by the teachers. Before adjournment, the normal passed strong resolution favoring Garland as the place of meeting again next year, and eulogizing Profs. W. S. Agnew, conductor of the normal, and W. W. Shepherd, his worthy assistant, for the able manner in which they have done their work, and thanking county Superintendent Palmer and John H. Cullom, editor of the Garland News, for favors extended. About seventy-five teachers were in attendance, and they were all loud in their praises of the people of our town and our magnificent new college building.
     Crops in this section will be short. Corn has already been cut short, and unless we get rain soon, cotton will also be light. However, by using economy, our farmers will be enabled to pull through all right.
     Political excitement is beginning to center on the county and local campaign. Our people are anxious to see some good, heavy, right man come out for the legislature. Important issues will come up in the next legislature; and Dallas being the banner county, ought to send two of her best men down to Austin to represent her interests in the 21st legislature.
     Elders Hall and Ogle have just closed a successful revival meeting at the park pavilion. Evangelist Juge, of Mississippi, who held a remarkably successful meeting a few weeks ago, will return the last of this month for the purpose of engaging in another meeting.
     Our merchants report business very good for this time of years. Some building improvement is going on, and, taken altogether, Garland is getting along swimmingly.

- August 4, 1890, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 5.
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A Youngster Stabs His Mother.

     Garland, Dallas Co., Tex., Jan. 10. -- The 10-year-old son of A. A. Shelton, living 3 miles north of Garland, stabbed his mother in the abdomen, inflicting a dangerous wound. She almost bled to death. She had reprimanded the boy for abusing his little sister. Mr. Shelton, who was in Tennessee visiting, has been telegraphed for.

- January 11, 1891, Dallas Morning News, p. 12, col. 4.
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City Notes.

     The 10-year-old son of A. A. Skelton, of Garland, stabbed his mother, Saturday, for a reprimand she had administered him for abusing his sisters. Mrs. Skelton is badly injured and her husband, who is visiting in Tennessee, has been wired to come home.

- January 12, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 2.
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Barn Burned.

     Mr. Sloan Jackson, who lives near Garland, had his large barn, which was filled with grain and feed, destroyed by fire last night.

- January 20, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 4.
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Disastrous Fire

Special to the Times-Herald.
ARLAND, Tex., Jan. 29. -- J. A. Martin & Co., dealers [in] dry goods and groceries, were burned out last night. The house and stock are a complete loss. Loss estimated at $2400. Insured in the Liverpool & London & Globe for $800 on stock; in the Southern California $500 on house, counters, etc. The origin of the fire is unknown. Two tramps were arrested leaving town with packs, and are suspected of robbing and firing the building. Over 100 bales of cotton on the railroad platform, 400 yards away, caught [fire] from flying sparks, but timely work prevented a general firing of the same and but one bale was damaged. Crossman Bros. store and barn and Mark Elliston's store, being in range of a high wind blowing at the time, were in great danger from a shower of burning shingles, but watchful men prevented their burning, though fire was discovered in Crossman Bros. barn.

- January 29, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 6.
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Garland Will Vote on Local Op-

     Garland is said to contain a majority favorable to local option. Saloons have flourished in the village for two years past, however, and the local optionists will make an attempt to wipe them out. The commissioners' court ordered an election to be held March 7th to-day, and the wets and drys will organize their respective forces at once.
     The court will meet again to-morrow, and it is rumored that certain matters connected with the new court house will be taken up.

- February 18, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 3, col. 2.
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A Garland Firm Makes a Deed
of Trust.

     Rogers & Robinson, of Garland, have filed a deed of trust to Sim Bethel. The deed embraces their stock of general merchandise, store fixtures and books and accounts to the estimated value of $11,000. They are to be sold and the proceeds to be applied to the payment of the following liabilities: Elsas, Keller & Co., New York, $29.03; Dallas Cider and Vinegar Co., $7.85; Doolittle & Mahanna, Dallas, $26.93; T. P. Sisler, Dallas, $15.75; James Seminons & Sons, New Orleans, $83.50; Slayder, Kirksey & Co., Waco, $313.68; J. Neirburger & Co., St. Louis, $25; P. P. Martinez, Dallas, $51.91; M. D. Garlington, Dallas, $118.50; Hill Shoe Co., Memphis, $662.40; Sanger Bros., Dallas, $116.45; Schneider & Davis, Dallas, $686.65; Howell Bros. Shoe Co., Dallas, $299.70; Todd Milling Co., Dallas, $281.25; John I. Adams & Co., New Orleans, $65.75; Ardinger & Rose, Dallas, $103.75; Porter, Hopkins & Co., Dallas, $87.95; Armstrong & Co., Dallas, $800.

- March 17, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 2.
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A Good Local Paper Prospering
-- Other Items.

Special to the Times-Herald.
ARLAND, April 15.---Three suspicious parties were seen on the streets of Garland, Monday, who were closely watched by the citizens. About ten o'clock, they were seen to go toward the Santa Fe depot, where they were stopped by the city night watchman and his assistant, but not having sufficient grounds to hold them, let them go. Yesterday morning, a complete set of burglar tools were found near the depot where one of the men had dropped it in his flight.
     Mr. Tom Wood's store at Calhoun was broken into Monday night by the same villains, who failed to get anything, as he had his money secreted among the goods on the shelves. They stole the hand car at the section house and made their way into Dallas.
     Mr. G. G. Thompson, a well known and highly respected citizen of this community, was buried yesterday evening. Mrs. Mallabone was also buried yesterday evening.
     F. M. Beaver was thrown from a mule this morning and had his shoulder dislocated.
     Garland will incorporate Saturday.
     The merchants of this place want telephonic connection with Dallas; and as soon as incorporated, action with that object in view will be taken. A telephone line from Dallas to Greenville via Garland and Rockwall would pay well.
     Cullom of the News finds it necessary from the increasing patronage to enlarge to an eight-column paper. Cullom gives the people of Garland a good paper and they appreciate it.
The new assistant postmaster, Mr. Cocks, was sworn in this morning, Miss Gates having resigned.

- April 16, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 3, col. 3.
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Garland Notes.

Special to the Times-Herald.
ARLAND, Tex., April 21. -- The excessive rains for the past week have caused a cessation in farm work. The indications at this writing, however, are favorable for fair weather, which is very much hoped for.
     A broken switch rod on the Santa Fe caused three cars to be wrecked here yesterday, delaying several trains. A track was built around the wreck, and trains are now running regularly. This community has experienced a great amount of sickness recently, but there are no serious cases in the town or neighborhood at present.
     The town incorporation election last Saturday passed off quietly. Seventy two votes were cast, of which, seventy-one were in favor of incorporation.
     Garland is anxious to secure telephone communication with Dallas, and a line from Dallas to Greenville, via Garland, Rockwall and Royse, would be the proper thing.
     Another enterprise that our town needs, and needs badly, is banking facilities. It is a positive necessity, and we hope a bank will be established before the next cotton season opens.
     Mrs. W. M. West died yesterday evening at her home near the fair grounds. The remains were taken to Garland this afternoon for interment. The deceased was a sister of Hon. T. F. Nash, of Garland. She leaves a husband and five children to mourn her loss.
     T. J. Jackson and wife, Miss Ola Nash; County Commissioner Halsell, Sam C. Hall, J. M. James, Sim Bethel and John H. Cullom, editor of the News, all of Garland, are in the city.

- April 21, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 5.
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And Embree -- The Court Declares
the Result of the Election
Incorporating Garland.

     The county commissioners' court, yesterday, made the obliterating stroke wiping out every vestige of the once famous municipal feud which threatened disruption in the flourishing, and now prosperous, little town of Garland, situated a few miles north of Dallas at the crossing of the Santa Fe and Dallas & Wichita branch of the M. K. & T. This was one instance where always desirable additional railroad facilities came near causing lasting discord by reason of the fact that the last road entering the place was the cause of the establishment of a new town about a mile from, and in opposition to, the old town of Duck Creek. The new town took on the name of Embree, and as each flourished and grew, the war of competition became warm and altogether unpleasant. By legal process, efforts were made by one to gobble the other, and the same court in which one faction sought to carry out their purpose, served as a haven of protection for their neighbors, who wielded the legal club of an injunction. Finally, the United States government, which is too often charged with he exercise of paternalism, caught on to the situation, and in an effort to deal out exact justice to parties of each faction, located the postoffice on the prairie midway between the two towns. thus, the warlike citizens of each place met on middle ground at the postoffice of "Garland" and gradually, "Duck Creek" and "Embree," synonymous with discord, faded from public view and contention gave place to a garland of peace and prosperity, until today, the little city nestling so close to the mother breast of Dallas, is one of the most flourishing in all this broad domain.
     The town has been known as Garland, and the other day an election was held by order of the county commissioners court and the people incorporated under the name of Garland. Yesterday, the court met and declared the result of the election, which was largely in favor of incorporation, and an order was issued for an election for city officers to be held on Monday, the 5th of May.
     The T
IMES-HERALD wishes the little city continued growth and prosperity.

- April 22, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 3.
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What They are Doing in That
Thriving Little City.

Special to the Times-Herald.
ARLAND, Tex., May 6.--The city election Monday passed off quietly, though there was a great deal of interest manifested. The friends of the different candidates worked hard, though with the best of feeling. The result was as follows: M. Davis Williams was elected mayor over W. A. Tinsley by a majority of ten votes. L. B. Ethridge was elected city marshal over George Sarber by sixteen votes. The following board of aldermen were elected: S. E. Scott, John N. Floyd, J. R. Brown, J. D. Curfman and S. A. Allen. The newly elected are all solid, level headed, progressive gentlemen, and under their care, Garland will doubtless enjoy an era of unprecedented prosperity.
     Garland wants a bank and wants it bad. This town does an annual business of nearly one million dollars, including cotton receipts, and a bank is an absolute necessity to the town. The citizens here would take stock in a bank.
     The weather has made a smile of satisfaction to steal clear across the average farmer's face. Crops are looking well, and wheat is exceptionally fine.
     Fishing is all the go nowadays. Yesterday, a party chartered the livery stable 'bus and hied themselves away to the classic stream of Rowlett creek, where a veritable picnic was had. The party consisted of S. A. Allen and wife, V. B. Halsell and wife, Dr. Ryan and wife, Mrs. L. C. Simpson, G. O. Surber and Miss Ida Scott. Refreshments were taken along, and a most enjoyable time was had. The finny tribe, however, are still swimming around in the crystal waters of Rowlett.
The Garland News was enlarged to an 8-column folio last week, which adds greatly to its appearance. The News is a power for good to the town. Editor Cullom will vacate the tripod next week to attend the annual State Press Association at Corsicana.
     The Daily T
IMES-HERALD has quite a number of subscribers here, who receive the paper three hours after its publication. The paper is quite popular here.
     Garland will have a grand picnic at the park about the middle of June.

May 6, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 2, col. 4.
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     Garland News: A pleasant social was enjoyed by some of the young people of Garland last Wednesday night, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Gillespie, four miles west of Garland, the same being given in honor of Miss Mattie McCullough, who has been visiting relatives and friends in and around Garland. Miss Mattie returned home Thursday, accompanied by her father. Following are the names of those who attended: Norman Wilson and Miss Mattie Murphree, W. K. Strother and Miss Ida May Daniel, W. H. Platt and Miss Mary Lou McCullough, E. B. Strother and Miss Jennie Reeder, S. S. McCullough and Miss Maggie Herndon. B. W. Pickett had to go alone. After indulging in pleasant conversations and social games until a late hour, they returned home, delighted with the party.
     About $1200 has been subscribed to build the Baptist church. It is the desire of the church to erect a $2000 building. The house will probably be built this summer. It is certainly badly needed.

- May 15, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 2.
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Captain Harris Organizes a
Grange and Attacks Gov.

Special to the Times-Herald.
ARLAND, June 16.--The Grange speaking appointed for Saturday night was well attended. Farmer Shaw again failed to materialize. It is said he went to Wood county, where "Stump" Ashby and Tracy were to address the grangers. Capt. Harris was in fighting trim, and as in his speech of the night before, denounced our state administration in unmeasured terms. Among other things, the captain said: "As an exponent of its principles, I declare the Grange as a body to be unalterably opposed to our present governor for his own successor, or for any office to which he may aspire."
     He was vigorously applauded, and at the close of his speech, organized a lodge with sixteen members, all of whom were members of the former lodge at this place.
     Friday and Saturday were court days here, and a number of cases were disposed of.
     Garland's city administration is a success, as the number of drunks and downs are few as compared with what existed before incorporation.
     Mark Ellison was seen in regard to the suggestion or call for him to be a candidate for floater from this district. Mr. Ellison positively declines to allow the use of his name for the place, as his business will not permit it; and he further said that to Rockwall county belongs the floater, as they have no representation in the legislature. Mr. Ellison has no political aspirations and will not run for any office, either county or state.

- June 16, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 4.
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Crop Prospects Glorious--Per-
sonal and Minor

Special to the Times-Herald.
ARLAND, Tex., June 19.--Garland is preparing to celebrate the 4th of July in grand style. Several noted speakers will be on hand and the supposition is that 6000 or 7000 people will be in attendance. Dallas folks are expected to be out en masse. The trains will run convenient for them to come out and enjoy the day at our beautiful park and get the benefit of the fresh country air.
     Editor John H. Cullom, of the Garland News, and family, are visiting in West Texas. They are expected home Saturday. Hon. Tom Nash is assisting on the paper during Mr. Cullom's absence.
     A boy about 15 years old, of the Christian church, preached here Wednesday night. So young a preacher is quite a novelty, and a large congregation was out to hear him.
     Several young people of this place are going over to Forney on next Sunday to hear the Rev. Joe Jones discourse.
     Mr. Sam Brandenburg, who has been confined to his bed for several months from a broken foot, is improving. Dr. Allen, of Dallas, came out about a month ago, and with one of our doctors, amputated a part of his foot.
     Mr. Walter Nash, of Grayson county, is visiting his uncle, Hon. T. F. Nash.
     Garland gets the summer normal school again this year. A larger attendance than last year is expected.
     Mr. D. C. Lively, the rustling agent of the T
IMES-HERALD, was in town last Saturday. The TIMES-HERALD is very popular at this place, and it deserves to be well patronized by the county at large. It is the best local newspaper in Texas.
     The town has got in running order, and woe be unto the gentlemen who gets it into his head to paint the town. Marshal Ethridge is always on the alert and takes them, going and coming.
     Messrs. George Suther and Albert Jackson, two young Dallasites, were in town Sunday.
     Wheat and oats are being cut rapidly. Wheat threshing has commenced and the average yield per acre is from 20 to 25 bushels. Oats are fine and plentiful. Corn is needing rain badly. Cotton is in fine condition and has begun to bloom.
     Miss Josie Reynolds, who has been attending the Sherman female institute, returned home Sunday.
     Miss Lottie Jones attended the commencement exercises of Belton Female College last week and Miss Laura Sims attended the Sherman commencement.
     Mesdames O. P. Thomas and mark Ellison and Miss Ida Scott visited Farmers' Branch this week.
     Misses Ola and Lillian Nash and Mary Jones visited relatives at Forney this week.
     The Grange was re-organized last Saturday night with a very good enrollment.
     The college trustees will elect a principal and assistants for the second term of Garland College about the first of July. None but first class talent will be employed.

- June 19, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 2.
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Bountiful Crops--Good Rains--
Local Notes.

Special to the Times-Herald.
ARLAND, Tex., June 23.--A fine rain fell here last night, which was very beneficial, and especially to corn.
     There is considerable excitement here over the Kansas City Sun which contained a write-up of Garland last week. Fifty dollars reward is offered for the correspondent's name, and if he is found out, he will doubtless suffer the fate of the correspondents at other places.
     Mr. J. C. Jacobs has gone to Hot Springs for the benefit of his health, which has been very poor for the past year.
     The old settlers of this part of the country met and organized a pioneer association last Saturday. J. T. Corcoran was elected president and S. F. Nash, secretary. There were about 20 present. Their regular meetings will be held the first Saturday in June every year. They extended an invitation to the county association to meet at this place next year.
     Prof. Bishop of Farmers' Branch, one of the conductors of the summer normal school to be held here, was in town Monday looking after the interest of the same. The school will open Wednesday, July 1, and continue for one month.
     Mr. Hogan Wordsworth, of the Mesquite neighborhood, died last Friday, at the age of 84 years.

- June 23, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 3, col. 2.
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From Garland--Social, Grain
and Personal Notes.

Special to the Times-Herald.
ARLAND, Tex., June 27.--The most enjoyable social event of the season was the "phantom party" given in honor of Misses Willie Claud and Josie Reynolds. Everybody was dressed in a sheet with a pillow case over their heads perforated for the eyes, nose and mouth. There were several in attendance, and when they unmasked, some of the boys [they] were courting each other so hard, that they fainted when they found out their mistakes. It was a grand success in every particular. Music and games to suit all were indulged in until a late hour, when the young folks dispersed to dream of ghosts, pretty girls, etc.
     Mr. D. F. Bryan and wife will leave Tuesday for an extended visit to relatives in Georgia.
     Arrangements are being made to harvest our burr crop, which is very necessary.
     Curfman & Clark are buying wheat by the wholesale and paying Dallas prices. They shipped five car loads yesterday and have two or three to ship to-day. Wheat if fine and there is a good deal being marketed here, but oats are not on the market at all. The farmers are keeping the grain to feed on.
     A Baptist church will be constructed here this summer. There is almost enough money made up to build it and the lumber will be hauled soon.
     The Methodists are building a parsonage in the southern part of town. It will be a good building and is an honor to Rev. Reynolds, who got it up.
     Mr. E. A. Jacobs and little daughter left Wednesday for a visit to relatives in Young county.
     Hay is not very good around Garland this year, there being too many weeds in it.
     The children are practicing on some beautiful songs for the picnic and understand Dr. Embree will secure a band to discourse music, so come out, Dallas. We are preparing to entertain you in great style.
     Mrs. Watkins of Kaufman county, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. McCeatem.
     Mr. Tom Williams and family, of Wylie, visited relatives here this week.
     Frank Vinnage, of Dallas, is out on a visit to his mother, Mrs. C. C. Bradley.

- June 27, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 4.
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Crop, Personal and Other Gar-
land News.

Special to the Times-Herald.
ARLAND, Texas, June 29.--What came very near being a serious cutting scrape occurred here yesterday between Bert Moore and Peytone Bane. Both parties were under the influence of liquor and they became involved in a quarrel when Bane threw a hammer at Moore, and thereupon Moore began carving him. Had his knife been sharp, he would, undoubtedly, have killed Bane, but as it was, he only inflicted several painful wounds. Bane was cut four or five times, once just above the left ear and three times on the neck. Moore was arrested and placed in the calaboose and this morning, Mayor Williams fined him $7.50 for fighting.
     Mrs. Charles Strassenburg, who has been sick for some time, died Saturday and was buried Sunday evening at the Masonic cemetery south of town. Also, Mr. W. T. Olinger, living north of town, died Saturday and was buried at Spring Creek cemetery. Mr. Olinger was an old and highly respected settler of Dallas county. Both deaths are deeply deplored by the community.
     Misses Effie and Hattie Carlisle of Kaufman are visiting relatives here and will remain until after the picnic.
     Miss Maude Kingsley is visiting in Wylie this week.
     We are having a glorious rain to-day. It began raining at 10 o'clock this morning, and at this writing, is still raining. It seems to be a general thing all over the county and insures a big corn crop.
     Messrs. Will Kingsley and Ben Floyd visited Wylie Sunday.
     The teachers have already begun to arrive to attend the normal, and by Wednesday, we have no doubt there will be fifty or seventy-five in town. The normal is a good thing for teachers and they should take a great interest in it.
     Rev. Dunlap of Richardson preached here Sunday and Rev. Key of this place preached at Richardson.
     Mr. O. P. Thomas visited Greenville on business Saturday.
     Miss Maggie Rogers is quite ill.
     Capt. Mark Elliston and O. P. Thomas of Garland will open up a dry goods store at Farmer's Branch this week.
     During the rain this morning, lightning struck Rev. G. O. Key's house, but luckily it was a light charge. It ran down the stove pipe and splintered the floor some, which was about all the damage done.

- June 30, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 2, col. 1.
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Real Estate Transfers.

     W. T. Jackson and wife to D. B. Dillard, a lot in Garland; $1250.

- July 6, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p 7, col. 3.
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Real Estate Transfers.

     Sanger Bros. to J. C. Wood, lot 1, block 13, Tinsley's addition to Garland; $1,500.

- July 25, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 7, col. 3.
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Garland Notes.

Special to the Times-Herald.
ARLAND, Texas., July 27.--The Baptists have begun work on a new church building at Garland. It will be an ornament to the town and a credit to the church.
     The normal school is progressing nicely, with about sixty-five teachers in attendance. It will close Friday.
     Professors Clancy and Bishop have been employed as principals of the Garland College for the ensuing term, which opens September 7. The outlook for the college is very promising. The building will accommodate four hundred pupils, and the prospects are that over three hundred pupils will be in attendance.
     A big barbecue will be given here at the park on Saturday, Aug. 22. Eminent speakers will discuss the leading political issues, and an enormous crowd is expected.
     The T
IMES-HERALD, both daily and weekly, has a good circulation here. A great deal of interest is being felt in the scholarship contest.
     The Methodists are completing an elegant parsonage, which will soon be occupied by Pastor Reynolds and family.
     The weather is oppressively hot, and farmers have about finished work.
     Crops are very good.

- July 27, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 4.
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The Summer Normal School.
Good Times--Hymeneal.
Other Notes.

Special to the Times-Herald.
ARLAND, Tex., Aug. 1. -- The summer normal school has been in session at Garland for the past month, closed yesterday evening. There were sixty teachers in attendance and the school has been characterized by harmonious feeling and close application. Prof. N. H. Walker of Lancaster was assisted in conducting the school by Prof. J. W. Bishop and Mrs. J. K. Palmer, the erudite wife of the county superintendent. The closing exercises of the school were highly entertaining. Miss Mamie Cochran proved herself an elocutionist of great merit by her recitation of a woman's right's speech. She was followed by George Worthington in a comical dutch impersonation which brought down the house. The patriarch of the school, Bro. Brewer of Kaufman county then addressed the school on the work before them and paid a nice tribute to the management. Prof. Walker being called, displayed no small oratorical power and spoke golden words of advice to the students of the normal. While there is nothing definite known as to where the next normal will be held for the Sixteenth senatorial district, it is generally conceded that Lancaster will secure the prize.
     There is no appreciable effect of the much talked of stringency in the money market seen in Garland. Williams Bros. will move to Harbison street, where they are building a large store house which, when completed, will be among the largest in the city.
     Crossman Bros. are adding a third more floor space to their already large business house.
     The new $2000 Baptist church is being built as fast as possible.
     The large and elegant Methodist parsonage is about completed and the people of that denomination will start the erection of a church in the near future.
     Beautiful cards are out announcing the marriage of Miss Rosa Reeder to Mr. A. W. Walker, a successful attorney of one of the extreme western counties.
     Cullom of the News, has gone on a visit to relatives at Mesquite.
     Hon. T. F. Nash is taking a much needed rest and is visiting his brother in Grayson county.
     The ice cream supper given by the ladies of the Baptist church at the park last night was well attended and netted them $40. Preparations are being made to entertain an immense crowd on the 22nd, the day of the grand barbecue. A number of prominent speakers have signified their intention to be present, and as Garland never does anything by halves, a big time is assured.

- August 1, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 2.
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Real Estate Transfers.

     S. Brandenburg to Mary Brandenburg, his wife, twelve and one-half acres of the W. H. Keen survey, and ten acres on Duck creek. Consideration $100 and love and affection.

- August 12, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 2.
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Garland Needs a Bank.

     Mr. Sam C. Hall, a leading business man of Garland, is in the city to-day, and in a conversation with a TIMES-HERALD reporter, among other things, said: What Garland needs is a bank. Every time there is an acceptance to pay off, we have to pay 80 cents railroad fare in coming to Dallas. There would be $30,000 subscribed by the people of Garland and vicinity, and if some man whom the people have confidence in would come to them with the balance necessary to start a national bank, he would find it a good investment. As an evidence of the amount of business done in Garland, there was, last year, cotton to the amount of $252,000 sold there. Mr. Allen is the junior member of the firm of Halsell & Allen, lumber dealers. They have sold up to date this year, lumber for cash and on gilt edge security to the sum of $40,000. Mr. Allen says that while the cotton crop will fall short of early expectations, it will yet make over an average crop.

- September 5, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 7, col. 4.
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Real Estate Transfers.

     George D. and L. N. Harrison to Wm. Redman, part of lot 1, block 9, Garland.

- September 28, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 3.
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Garland Items.
[From the Garland News.]

     J. H. Rowland of Dallas, came out last Sunday on a visit to relatives.
     Died on Wednesday morning at 4 o'clock, Raymond, the babe of Dr. and Mrs. T. S. Walker, of flux.
     Some cotton fields are already minus the fleecy staple, and cotton picking will be about over by the 15th inst., if the weather remains fair.
     Mrs. Carrie Kinkle of Alabama arrived here on last Friday, and will spend a few weeks visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Brewton.
     Mr. John T. Jones has put in a new 60-horse power engine at his fine gin, three miles west of Garland, and with three gin stands, will hereafter cut the cotton in a hurry.
     Joe H. Ogle and family left Tuesday for Nashville, Tenn., where Mr. Ogle will attend medical lectures during the next five months. We hope to see Joe return a full fledged M. D.
     Postmaster Witwer of Dallas was here last Friday, inspecting the Garland office. He found everything O. K.
     Capt. Joe Mewshaw, our popular cotton weigher, had his hands full last Saturday. About 300 bales of cotton were marketed here.
     At the Christian Church Wednesday night, Mr. John B. Routh led to the hymeneal altar, Miss Mollie Anderson, and was united "for better or for worse" by Rev. J. H. Reynolds. We extend our heartiest congratulations in advance, and sincerely hope the young couple may fully realize their hopes of matrimonial happiness, and that prosperity and joy may ever be their lot.

- October 2, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 2.
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A Thriving Dallas County Town.

By Our Special Traveling Correspondent.
ARLAND, Oct. 13.--The enterprising city of Garland is situated sixteen miles northeast of Dallas on the Missouri, Kansas & Texas and Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe railway and has a population of from 800 to 1000.
     The cotton shipments from this point last season footed up about 6000 bales, and this season's receipts will, in all probability, go beyond that of last season, although the farmers are holding back their cotton, many having as high as twenty bales in the yard and at the gins waiting for the market to advance before they will sell.
     Two steam gins are kept busy, running day and night, converting into marketable shape the fleecy staple.
     Garland has a fine two-story college building, built by the enterprising citizens at a cost of some $4000 or $5000. Prof. Bishop is principal, with a corps of assistant teachers, and is attaining a state-wide reputation.
     The Methodist, Christian and Presbyterian denominations have church edifices here, and the Baptists are building a very fine church that would do credit to a much larger city.
     The following-named are some of the most prominent business men of Garland: J. M. Floyd, general merchandise; Sam C. Hall, druggist; Williams Bros., furniture; Beaver, Scott & Williams, general merchandise; Curfman & Clark, groceries; P. P. Haley, harness and saddlery; W. M. Tinsley, market; Crossman Bros., general merchandise; R. E. Summers, drugs; Weaver Bros., livery stable; Rodgers & Robinson, general merchandise; H. L. Erwin, city barber; Brown & Haygood, general merchandise; A. E. Ryan, drugs; Mark Elliston, exclusive dry goods and clothing; Haskell & Allen, hardware, farm implements, etc.; P. F. Marsh, attorney; Halsell & Allen, lumber dealers. This firm has sold between $50,000 and $60,000 worth of lumber, the largest business ever yet done by any firm in Garland, and will compare favorably with Dallas merchants.
     The city officials are, as follows: Davis Williams, mayor; Tobe Eldridge[?]/Ethridge[?], marshal; aldermen, J. D. C[ur]fman, S. A. Allen, S. E. __oo_ [Flook?], J. H.[?] Brown, J. N. Floyd.
     The Garland News, edited by J. H. Cullom, is the one paper of the city.

- October 13, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 6.
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Real Estate Transfers.

     J. R. Brown et al to Mary G. Rieks, lot 6, block 15, Garland, $50.

- November 3, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 2.
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Rival Towns.

     Senator Kimbrough was in the city yesterday and was as busy as usual while here. A TIMES-HERALD man caught him on the fly between lunch and Armstrong's wholesale grocery, and the senator declared Mesquite is doing a larger business than any preceding year and that his house had its full share. "Why," said he, farmers north of us who gin their cotton at Garland bring it to Mesquite to sell, which means we have the best cotton market in north Texas."
     Editor Cullum of Garland was in to-day and carried out a big bucket of oysters for a church festival to-night. Cullum says Garland is prosperous and is handling a big cotton crop. "But Kimbrough says you gin it and he buys it," suggested the T
IMES-HERALD man. "Oh, pshaw, Kim likes to talk. Let him give his figures on cotton shipments and Garland will go him 1000 bales better. Kim will buy his goods at Garland next year."
     Both are good towns chuck full of clever, live people.

- November 21, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 6.
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Real Estate Transfers.

     C. G. Goodin and wife to James Copp, lot in Garland, $230.

- November 27, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 3.
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Real Estate Transfers.

     A. C. Huffman and wife to W. H. Tooley, tract on Duck creek, near Garland, $1000.

- January 5, 1892, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 2.
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     C. M. Richardson, of Garland, who was accused of purloining cotton, was exonerated by the grand jury.

- January 8, 1892, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 2.
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Local Notes.

     The residence of Sam Byrd, near Garland, was destroyed by fire Saturday night. No insurance.
     Garland's cotton receipts this season exceeds 5000 bales.

- January 25, 1892, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 2, col. 3.
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Improvement, Political and

Correspondence Times-Herald.
ARLAND, Tex., Feb. 29. -- M. M. Clark's new dwelling on the west side, which was just receiving the finishing touches by the carpenters and painters, was discovered to be on fire last night about dark. The flames were bursting through the roof when the fire was discovered, and in a few minutes, the entire building was reduced to ashes. Loss, about $1500; no insurance. The fire was evidently the work of an incendiary.
     Farmers are quite busy preparing their lands for a crop. Many are planting corn. Wheat and oats are doing well.
     Politics are getting lively. Our town polls the largest vote of any box outside of the city, and consequently, this is the Mecca to which nearly all the county candidates make their first pilgrimage. Considerable interest is felt in the gubernatorial campaign. Hogg is the favorite here by large odds.
     S. A. Allen's new dwelling is approaching completion and will be one of the handsomest in Dallas county when completed.
     C. D. Crossman, an erstwhile citizen and business man of Garland, but now of Aransas Pass, is here on business.
     Mesdames John H. Cullom and J. G. Williams and children have returned from a pleasant visit to their sister, Mrs. Rev. G. O. Key, at Grapevine.
     O. P. Thomas, S. A. Allen, J. D. Robinson, T. Y. Cherry and Editor Cullom went to Dallas this morning on business.
     Our citizens are of the opinion that Mr. S. M. Morris, of Dallas, would make a good representative to the legislature. Col. O. P. Bowser is also considered good legislative timber.
     The T
IMES-HERALD editor has many friends here who feel sure he would fill the office of county clerk with credit to himself and satisfaction to the county.

- February 29, 1892, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 2.
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     Prof. J. W. Bishop of Garland is announced as a candidate for county superintendent of schools. Prof. Bishop has been in this county four years, engaged all the time in educational work. Three year ago, he taught a school in the Shiloh neighborhood, and the last two years, he was principal of a flourishing school at Farmers' Branch. Last fall, he was elected principal of Garland College, and has built up there a splendid institution which would be a credit to any city. Prof. Bishop is a young man, vigorous and fully capable--of conducting the county school interests in the most approved manner.

- March 2, 1892, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 2, col. 4.
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City Notes.

     The post office contest at Garland is getting red hot. S. R. Cox, acting postmaster, is an applicant and Frank Crush has many supporters. Saturday, Charles Spoego[?] shied[?] his castor into the ring. He is an ex-union soldier and says he needs the position.

- March 14, 1892, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 4.
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     J. L. Moore and wife to W. M. Crow, lot in Garland, $100.

- April 8, 1892, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 4.
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Political and Otherwise -- Theft
of a Cow.

From the Garland News.
     We are requested to announce that on Saturday evening, April 16, the Clark men of Garland and community will meet in the Ryon hall for the purpose of organizing a Clark club. All Clark men hereabouts are requested to be present. The meeting will [be] at 2 o'clock.
     Several head of cattle have been stolen recently in the Reinhardt neighborhood, and one night last week, W. L. Handley had a cow stolen from his lot. He traced her to Dallas and found her. The guilt was proven on a negro, named J. V. Allen, and he was arrested and jailed.
     Remember the Odd Fellows' picnic here Tuesday, April 26. Hundreds of people will be here from Dallas, Rockwall, Plano, Wylie, Richardson, Mesquite and other points, and our people must entertain them. Prepare for it.
     The new city assessor of Dallas and one of the new aldermen are Irishmen. Another alderman-elect is a native of Germany. The old "Know-nothing" idea doesn't seem to be popular in Dallas.
     The newspaper men are getting there with both feet. F. N. Oliver, formerly editor of the Oak Cliff Weekly, was elected mayor of Oak Cliff, and W. A. Adair, editor of the Marshal Messenger, was elected mayor of his town. 'Rah for the press boys!

- April 8, 1892, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 4.
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The Odd Fellows Had a Big
time at Garland Yesterday.

     The Odd Fellows' picnic at Garland yesterday was attended by a large crowd, despite the threatening weather of the early morning. A number of people would have attended from the southern part of the county had there not been a report circulated to the effect that the picnic had been postponed.
     The address of welcome was delivered by Hon. T. F. Nash and was responded to by Capt. Lemmon of Dallas. Mr. Illingsworth of Dallas delivered an address on Odd Fellowship, after which dinner was announced. In keeping with everything done by the people of Garland, the dinner was a sumptuous repast and was thoroughly enjoyed by the large and hungry crowd present.
     After dinner, the crowd was entertained by speeches from Mann Trice, John T. Witt and Rev. Mr. Reynolds of Rockwall. The young people took the band up to the hall in the city and indulged in dancing until the train was ready to take them home, and they left thoroughly in love with the hospitable citizens of Garland and vicinity.

- April 27, 1892, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 2.
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City Notes.

     Tom Green, a county prisoner, made a bold dash for liberty yesterday from the court house. He was captured in the river bottom by Tobe Ethridge of Garland and returned to the court house, where he received his sentence.

- May 24, 1892, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 5.
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A Big Trip on Wheels.

     GARLAND, Tex., June 13. -- John G. Williams and D. B. Lillard, two young business men of Garland, left for a visit to their old home in Tennessee. They intend making the trip of some 1800 miles on bicycles. Much interest is felt in their rather novel journey.

- June 13, 1892, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 2, col. 4.
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     T. S. Lankford and wife to J. T. Brown and Mary A. Garrett, all of Runnels county, lot in Garland, $400.

- June 16, 1892, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 4.
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City Notes.

     The old settler's reunion meets at Garland on the 13th and 14th instant. The Missouri Pacific railway will give a round trip rate for 65 cents. Trains will leave Dallas at 7:50 a. m. Returning, they will arrive in Dallas at 6:33 p. m. Tickets will be good until the 15th to return.

- July 8, 1892, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 3.
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     Mrs. J. D. Matthews and little daughter, Byrl, of Garland, are visiting in the city. They have recently returned from a visit to Mrs. Matthews' parents at San Diego, California.

- August 22, 1892, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 4.
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     John Cullom, the urbane editor of the Garland News, is in Dallas to-day. In conversation with a TIMES-HERALD reporter, he said: "Our town is on the upgrade fast. Mr. T. W. Jackson has just completed arrangements to have two brick buildings erected, and I expect that as soon as they are up, we will get a bank. Cotton picking is in full sway and our people are prosperous and happy."

- September 12, 1892, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 4.
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City Notes.

     S. S. Hopkins, who lives near Garland, had a difficulty Thursday with his landlord, John F. West, over their crops, as a result of which, Hopkins was shot in the arm. West was arrested, and in his preliminary trial, was allowed bond in the sum of $2500 by Justice Swim.

- October 29, 1892, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 4.
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     J. S. Wallace to R. C. Wyatt and G. E. Wallace, 1 3/4 [?] acres of land in Garland, $15.45.
     Sim Bethel and wife to R. C. Wyatt, a lot in Garland, $20.

- November 2, 1892, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 4.
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Garland Items.
From Garland News.

     The vote for county commissioner of this district was as follows: Halsell 877, Freeman 563, Lewis 520.
     Mr. John T. Jones' cotton gin caught fire Monday, but was extinguished before any material damage was done.
     A good deal of corn is being marketed here now. Thirty cents per bushel is paid for all that comes in.
     The large barn upon the G. A. Alexander farm, near Sachse, burned last Sunday night about 9 o'clock. Several hundred bushels of corn and considerable hay belonging to Jack Hudson, was consumed.
     One hundred and eighty bales of cotton were burned at Sachse last night. The cotton had been bought by Mr. W. A. J. McCallum of Pleasant Valley, and was covered by insurance. It caught from a passing engine on the Santa Fe, we understand.
     Hon. T. F. Nash's official bond as county judge was made here on Monday. Five thousand dollars is the amount of the bond, but the names attached to it represent a combined wealth of $100,000, or more. Judge Nash's friends here insisted that they be allowed to make his bond here at his home.
     Chieves McCallum of Pleasant Valley is strictly "in it." He made forth-three bales of cotton on fifty acres and more corn than he knew what to do with. Chieves is a rustler from away back, and never fails to raise about as much corn and cotton as anybody.
     Mr. W. C. Parker of Sachse died last Saturday night of paralysis.

- November 25, 1892, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 2.
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"Short Change Man."

     Charles Smith, alias Ed. Cusack of Omaha, alleged to be a "short change man," who worked the game successfully on E. M. Grose and Bob Henderson of Garland, was transferred to the county authorities this morning. Joe Bradley, said to be a partner of Cusack, was fined $10 for being a "suspicious" character.

- November 28, 1892, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 5.
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     Garland is in the throes of a postoffice war. There are said to be eight applicants for the position and Editor John H. Cullum of the Garland News is not one of them.

- February 27, 1893, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 5.
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     Editor John H. Cullom of the Garland News is in the city. On Tuesday evening, the ladies of the Baptist church of Garland will give a festival, and the genial editor invites the belles and beaux of Dallas to visit Garland and accept the hospitality of its citizens.

- April 25, 1893, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 2.
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Judge Tucker's Court.

     John and William L. Cloud, minors, by De Edward Greer, guardian, vs. Chas. Cloud; decreed that the minor plaintiffs and the defendant are each entitled to one-third of the personal property described in petition; J. M. James, Jasper Rupard and J. W. Barton appointed commissioners to make partition between the parties accordingly; to report at this term of court.

- April 28, 1893, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 3.
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Garland Local Notes.
(From the Garland News.)

     Commander E. M. Halsell visited Austin last [week]] in the interest of a bill for a special road law for Dallas county. the bill comes up this week.
     Col. J. S. Strother, A. J. Beaver and wife and John McDurmitt were appointed delegates to the World's International Sunday School Convention at Waxahachie last week. The convention will meet in St. Louis, Aug. 31 next.
     C. G. Miller, deputy tax assessor, was in Garland last week taking an inventory of our citizens' possessions. He said Garland was a much better town than he had been giving it credit for.

- April 28, 1893, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 2, col. 4.
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     The Methodists of Garland are preparing to build a church.
     Campbell Edwards, a young man living west of Garland, accidentally shot himself though the leg with a 38-caliber pistol, causing a painful and dangerous wound. Medical aid was summoned, and he is resting as well as could be expected.

- June 6, 1893, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 3, col. 3.
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     Robert Murphy and others to Edward M. Chartler[?], block 3, Wyatt's addition to Garland, buildings, etc., $5000.

- August 3, 1893, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 3.
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     L. C. Simpson, city marshal of Garland, is in the city to-day. He reports that the farmers are fearful that boll worms will attack the cotton crop if the cloudy and morby weather continues.

- August 7, 1893, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 4.
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Added January 28, 2004:

     J. H. Cullum of the Garland News is in the city. Business is reviving at Garland, according to Mr. Cullum, and the merchants are in good spirits over the prospect.

- September 29, 1893, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 5.
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Real Estate Transfers.

     W. H. Thomas to J. A. Range, tract of land adjoining Thomas league, 12 miles northeast of Dallas, $70.
     John Dougherty et al. to James Range, part of the W. W. Keene survey in exchange for a certain tract in Trinity survey.

- October 2, 1893, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 3.
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     Fifteen hundred bales of cotton and 2000 tons of cotton seed have been shipped from Garland to date.

- October 3, 1893, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 4.
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Miss Daisy Garland Commits Suicide at

Southern Afternoon Press.
ASHINGTON, D. C., Oct. 27. -- Miss Daisy Garland, daughter of ex-United States Attorney General Garland, committed suicide at her home in this city by shooting herself this morning. She was thirty years old, and is believed to have been insane at the time.

- October 27, 1893, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 3.
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A Country Merchant Held up For His

     While J. D. Curfman of Garland was closing his store Saturday evening, a masked and heavily armed highwayman demanded his cash. Mr. Curfman gave him all the cash register contained--$25.
Word was sent to Dallas for Sheriff Cabell, who went over with his new bloodhounds, but as a number of persons and vehicles had been continually passing to and fro, nothing could be done with the dogs, and the highwaymen escaped.

- March 5, 1894, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 4.
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Added February 16, 2004:
The Garland Picnic.

     GARLAND, May 1. -- Referring to the interview with Mr. O. P. Thomas, in yesterday's TIMES HERALD, concerning the picnic to be given here next Saturday, upon the occasion of Mr. Culberson's opening speech, we desire to make a correction. Mr. Thomas is quoted as saying that "there will be a thin attendance and meagre refreshments, unless those who attend, bring their dinners with them." We, the undersigned citizens of Garland, desire to enter our most emphatic denial of the allegation, and to assure the people of Dallas and elsewhere, that there will be an abundance of dinner on the grounds for everybody who may come. Several hogs and beeves will be barbecued, and the people will supplement this with well-filled baskets. Nothing will be left undone to make the affair a grand success. The objection to the picnic did not come from the people at large, but from the Cochran men.
     We extend to the people of Dallas and elsewhere, a cordial invitation to come out and enjoy themselves with us, assuring them of a hearty welcome, plenty of dinner and a pleasant time, generally.

B. W. P
M. D. W
F. P. Y
J. V. R
YON, M. D.,
W. T. B
T. G. C
R. E. S
W. A. H
C. L. B

- May 1, 1894, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 4.
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Added February 16, 2004:
Real Estate Transfers.

The following deeds were filed for record in the county clerk's ofice:

     J. W. Barton to M. H. Williams, 88 acres on Duck creek in the J. C. Hall survey, $500.

- May 2, 1894, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 1.
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Added February 15, 2004:
Real Estate Transfers.

     B. T. Davis, Jr., to J. W. Davis, Jr., land out of John Mills' tract, $500.

- May 16 1894, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 2.
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Added January 18, 2004:

     O. P. Thomas and wife to William Skipwith, May 2, 1891, one-third of an acre in Tinsley's addition to Garland, $500.
     William Skipwith and wife to Mark Elliston & Co., May 18, 1894, one-third of an acre in the town of Garland, $500.
     Mark Elliston & Co. to H. M. Elliston, June 9, 1894, one-third of an acre in the town of Garland, $700.

- June 12, 1894, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 3, col. 3.
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     B. M. Grisham to Mark Elliston & Co., July 23, 1894, lots 1, 2 and 3, block 6 of Garland, $175.


     E. W. Shepard to W. P. Coomer, July 28, 1893, lots 1, 2 and 3, block 6, Tinsley's addition to Garland.

- July 25, 1894, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 1.
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Real Esate Transfers.
Deeds of Trust.

     J. C. Green and wife to J. M. Watson, August 20, 1894, lot 7, block 8, of Garland, $300.

- August 22, 1894, The Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 2.
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     Rev. G. O. Key, of Garland, will preach to-morrow morning and night at the Washington avenue Baptist church.

- August 25, 1894, The Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 5.
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Baptist Meeting.

     The annual meeting of the Dallas County Baptist Association will be held at Garland, Aug. 30, closing Sunday, Sept. 2. There will be delegates in attendance from all churches in the county and a number of visitors are expected. Distinguished ministers from other counties will also be present and there will be services held morning and night.

- August 25, 1894, The Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 5.
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Added February 29, 2004:

     Prof. E. E. Chartier, President of the Western Normal School and Business College, at Garland, is in the city.

- October 19, 1894, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 1.
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Added March 5, 2004:
Trust Deeds.

     E. M. Chartler to D. C. Huskey, Nov. 6, 1894, Western Normal School at Garland, $1281.27.

- November 8, 1894, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 1-2.
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Added March 9, 2004:

     T. E. Zant to R. C. Wyatt, September 26, 1894, lot 8, block 16, of Garland, $490.

- November 23, 1894, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 1-2.
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Added March 9, 2004:

     J. W. Roberts to D. F. Roberts, February 7, 1891, parts of lots 1 and 2, block 2, of Garland, $50.
     D. F. Roberts to A. C. Marshall, November 1, 1894, lots 3 and 4, block 13, and part of lots 1 and 2, block 2, Garland, $500.
     A. C. Marshall to D. F. Roberts, November 1, 1894, lots 3 and 4, block 13, and part of lots 1 and 2, block 2, of Garland, $500.
     W. T. Jackson to C. A. Weaver, July 10, 1888, part of lots 1 and 2, block 2, Garland, $100.
     A. C. Weaver to D. F. Roberts, December 17, 1888, part of lots 1 and 2, block 2, of Garland, $140.
     Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe railway to D. F. Roberts, Oct. 20, 1890, lots 3 and 4, block 13 of Garland, $150.
     Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe railway company to D. F. Roberts, September 8[?], 1887, lot 5, block 13, of Garland, $1.

- November 26, 1894, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 4-5.
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Added March 16, 2004:
Trust Deeds.

     H. H. Turner to J. C. Green, Dec. 18, 1894, lots 6 and 7, block 15, of Garland, $400.

- December 21, 1894, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 1-2.
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Added March 16, 2004:

     Halsell, Allen & Co. to H. N. Scott, January 4, 1893, lots 4, 5 and 6, block 18, of Garland, $800[?].
     H. N. Scott & wife to T. F. Cherry, November 4, 1893[?], lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 18 of Garland, $475.
     W. A. Tinsley and wife to H. N. Scott, October 30, 1893, lots 1, 2 and 3, block 18, of Garland, $80.

- December 25, 1894, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 3-4.
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Added March 17, 2004:

     John H. Cullum, editor and proprietor of the Garland News, goes to Austin to-night to accept a position in the office of the Secretary of State under the new administration. He will continue to edit the News from Austin.
     A. M. Spillers, who has been in the County Clerk's office for some time, has accepted a clerkship in Curfman, Scott & Jones' store at Garland.

- December 31, 1894, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 2, col. 6.
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Added March 17, 2004:

     J. M. James and wife to W. A. Tinsley, March 20, 1888, part of lots 11, 12 and 13, block 12, of Garland, $50[?].
     W. A. Tinsley and wife to J. H. Cullum, December 21, 1894, part of lots 11, 12 and 13, block 12, of Garland, $100.

- January 1, 1895, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 2-3.
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Added March 19, 2004:

     W. K. Daugherty et al. to W. P. Peavy, January 1, 1895, 31 acres, 10 miles northeast of Dallas, $1250.

Trust Deeds.

     G. E. Wallace to K. H. Embree, Dec. 28, 1894, lots 3, 4 and 5, block 10, of Garland.


     E. H. Meckert et al to W. K. Daugherty, January 1, 1895, part of W. W. Keen survey.

- January 5, 1895, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 1.
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Added March 19, 2004:

Mr. Watson Gets Dead Drunk and His
Money "Walks in His Sleep."

     J. D. Watson, a farmer living near Garland, went before Justice Lauderdale this morning and made affidavit against Ollie Baker, a white boy, and Andrew Clark, a colored barber, charging them with robbing him of $110 while he was in a helpless state of intoxication in a Lamar street saloon last night.

- January 9, 1895, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 4.
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Added March 19, 2004:

     R. C. Wyatt to R. Murphy, December 18, 1894, lot 1, block 2, Wyatt's addition to Garland, $85.
     R. Murphy and wife to S. Bethel, December 18, 1894, lot 1, block 2, Wyatt's addition to Garland, $88.
     R. C. Wyatt and wife to S. Bethel, December 21, 1894, lots 2 and 3, block 2, Wyatt's addition to Garland, $140.
     S. Bethel and wife to R. C. Wyatt, December 21, 1894, part of Wyatt's addition to Garland, $30.
     G. Netzer to E. C. Santer, November 15, 1894, part of lots 1 and 2, block 2 of Garland.
     Gertrude Netzer to E. C. Souter, November 15, 1894, lots 1 and 2, block 2, of Garland, $200.

- January 9, 1895, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 1-2.
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Added March 19, 2004:

     R. C. Wyatt and wife to A. J. Beaver, December 24, 1894, lots 4 and 5, block 2, Wyatt's addition to Garland, $650.
     R. C. Wyatt and wife to Mrs. C. D. Walker, November 3, 1894, lot 9, block 10 of Garland, $650.
     R. C. Wyatt and wife to T. S. Walker, January 2, 1895, 10 lots in block 4, Wyatt's addition to Garland, $600.
     Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railroad to T. E. Zant, July 7, 1894, block 7, of Garland, $1.
     G. L. Depuy and wife to J. C. Armstrong, December 5, 1894, block 7, of Garland, $410.


     Robert Murphy to G. L. Depuy, January 4, 1895, block 7, of Garland.
     Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe railway to T. Zant, December 29, 1888, block 7, of Garland.

- January 10, 1895, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 5.
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Added March 20, 2004:

     M. B. Rogers to Ira Fletcher, January 12, 1895, lot 2, block 13, of Garland.

- January 14, 1895, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 2.
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Added March 20, 2004:
Trust Deeds.

     M. M. Clark to J. D. Curfman, January 5, 1895, part of Joel Crumpacker survey, $1000.

- January 15, 1895, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 3-4.
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Added March 27, 2004:

     Mrs. M. V. Parker to Halsell & Allen, January 2, 1895, lot 3, block 14, of Garland, $400.
     W. A. Tinsley to Mrs. M. V. Parker, January 8, 1887, lot 3, block 14, of Garland, $1.

Trust Deeds.

     J. H. Huffhines, et al. to J. A. Allen, January 14, 1895, lot of gin fixtures and house at Garland.

- January 30, 1895, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 6.
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     J. W. and M. L. Kirby to J. V. Ryon, November 12, 1894, part of Reason Crist survey, $1.
     W. T. Jackson to Halsell & Allen, December 15, 1893, 2 lots in block 4, of Garland, $500.
     A. B. Kirby et al. to J. W. Kirby, October 14, 1890, part of R. Crist survey, $1.


     Fidelity R. E. & T. Co. to A. E. Ryan, December 3, 1894, part Reason Crist survey.
     E. D. Pearson et al. to J. V. Ryan, December 19, 1894, part R. Crist survey, $1400.

- February 1, 1895, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 1.
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Added March 28, 2004:

     D. F. Roberts and wife to D. B. Lillard, Feb. 4, 1895, lots 1 and 2, block 2, of Garland, $200.

- February 9, 1895, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 1.
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Added April 3, 2004:

     M. E. Edney and wife to R. A. Rooker, April 21, 1891, part lots 3, 4 and 5, block 19, of Garland, $5.

- February 21, 1895, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 3-4.
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Added April 4, 2004:

     L. F. Barry to S. M. T. Flook, February 28, 1894, lot near Garland for cemetery, $1.
     J. D. Curfman and wife to L. M. Flook, June 15, 1894, lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, block 12, of Garland, $400.
     H. N. Scott to J. D. Curfman, October 10, 1891, lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, block 12, of Garland, $165.
     M. M. Clark and wife to J. D. Curfman, February 26, 1891, south half lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, block 12, of Garland, $180.

- February 22, 1895, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 6.
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Added April 10, 2004:

     J. H. Pickett and wife to William Redman, October 17, 1894, part of Abner Keen survey, $712.50.

- February 28, 1895, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 1-2.
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Added April 13, 2004:



Two Men Arrested for Robbing Him, but
His Memory of What Took Place
Has So Faded that He Can
Not Identify Them.

     Andrew Clark, a colored barber, was tried and acquitted in the Criminal District Court yesterday.
     Clark was charged with assisting a white boy named Baker to relieve Farmer Watson of Garland of $90, while the latter was on a glorious jag in the city last fall. But, Watson's memory of what took place during that spree was so unreliable, that he could not swear positively who robbed him. There was no doubt, though, that somebody got away with his money.

- March 19, 1895, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 4.
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Added April 17, 2004:

     W. A. Halford et al. to J. V. Ryan, Feb. 1, 1895, lot 5, block 14, of Garland, $250.
     J. T. Halford et al. to W. A. Halford, Sept. 4, 1894, lot 5, block 14, of Garland, $400.

- March 26, 1895, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 4-5.
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Added April 22, 2004:

     J. R. Leake to J. S. Weaver, February 24, 1895, part of Daniel Crist survey, $1.
     D. F. Bryan et al. to J. S. Weaver, April 4, 1895, part of Daniel Crist survey, $1.
     S. C. McCullen to J. S. Weaver, March 12, 1895, part of Daniel Crist survey.
     Ab Bedell to J. T. Kendrick, February 20, 1895, part of D. Crist survey, $10.
     Mrs. S. Alexander to Ab Bedell, February 17, 1895, part of D. Crist survey, $10.
     Mrs. M. E. Yearant to D. F. Bryan, April 1, 1886, part of D. Crist survey.
     G. E. Wallace and wife to Lou J. Clark, July 2, 1894, lot in Garland, $1.
     L. J. Ballard to C. M. Tucker, April 9, 1885[?], part of R. Crist survey, $-----.


     T. F. Cherry to J. A. Martin, April 8, 1895, part of Daniel Crist, survey, $ -----.
     J. R. Gearant to D. F. Bryabn, March 29, 1895, part of Daniel Crist survey, $ ------.
     W. A. Tinsley to H. M. Scott, January 19, 1895, lots 1, 2 and 3, block 18, of Garland, $-----.
     E. M. Powell et al. to T. J. Murnane, April 3, 1895, part of Daniel Crist survey, $ -----.
     J. A. Martin to J. S. Weaver, April 9, 1895, part of Daniel Crist survey, $ ------.

Trust Deeds.

     J. S. Weaver to Givens & Robertson, April 1, 1895, part of Daniel Crist survey.
     T. B. Clark to W. J. Turner, March 15, 1895, lots 13 and 14, block 17 of Garland, $210.

- April 10, 1895, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 3-4.
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Added May 5, 2004:

     John Russell to Nancy A. Nickens, Jan. 18, 1895, part J. W. Keen survey.

- April 12, 1895, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 2-3.
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Added June 16, 2004:

Knights of Pythias Banquet -- Cotton Receipts,
Editor Cullom Returns Home.

     Garland, Tex., Jan. 2. -- Editor John H. Cullom of the Garland News accompanied by his family, returned home Tuesday, after a year's sojourn in Austin, where Mr. Cullom occupied a position in the state department. He will resume charge of his paper.
     The weather this week has been extremely favorable for saving pork, and a great many of the farmers killed hogs. Very few of the farmers of this section now keep their smokehouses in Kansas City and Chicago.
     Garland lodge No. 200, Knights of Pythias, will celebrate its anniversary next Tuesday night by giving a banquet. Elaborate preparations are being made for the event. Two hundred elegantly printed tickets of invitation have been issued. The following visiting knights will deliver addresses: Judge T. F. Nash and Barry Miller of Dallas, Mr. Chandler of Rockwall, and possibly others.
     Garland buyers have received about 9000 bales of cotton to date.
     A good many citizens of this section are visiting their former homes in the old states during the holidays.

- January 3, 1896, The Dallas Morning News, p. 5, col. 4.
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Added June 14, 2004:

     Garland, Tex., Jan. 8. -- The public installation of officers and banquet given last night by Garland Lodge No. 200, Knights of Pythias, was quite a brilliant affair. A number of visiting knights and ladies were present from Dallas, Rockwall and Wylie. Some 200 guests participated in the banquet, after which, a number of toasts were offered and responded to by prominent members of the order. The address of Judge Nash of Dallas elicited much favorable comment.
     The new Baptist church of Garland was dedicated last Sunday. A very large congregation was present. Rev. E. S. Haynes, of Van Alstyne, who was pastor of the church after its organization in 186[3?], preached the dedication sermon.
     Considerable farm work is being done. Farmers report the ground in admirable condition for another crop.
     County candidates are beginning to shake hands around this part of the county.

- January 9, 1896, The Dallas Morning News, p. 7, col. 6.
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Members of the Dallas Lodge Visit
Garland Monday Night.

     Last Monday evening, a party of Good Templars from Dallas lodge No. 2, J. O. G. T., chaperoned by Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Lambert, visited Garland lodge. The latter organization elected the following officers: C. T., H. N. Scott; V. T., Carrie Smith; P. C. T., C. L. Cole; secretary, W. C. Witwer; financial secretary, J. R. Beaver; treasurer, Edna Mewshaw; Ch., Mary Jones; M., J. D. Brewton; G., Sallie Harris; S., Mary Harris.
     After the election, the following programme was rendered; Song, lodge; opening address, J. J. Hawkins; "Is It Worth the Sacrifice?" Miss Lida Cole; essay, Miss Ida Minyard; quartette, "Wine is a Mocker," Sam C. Hall, J. R. Beaver, John A. McDurmitt, Eddie Cole; recitation, "Frank Armbuster," Mr. Homer Summers,; song, lodge; reading, Thomas Hays; closing address, Rev. C. L. Cole; song, by lodge.
     After the routine work was over, the members of Garland lodge and their visitors repaired to another building where a banquet followed. A number of speeches were delivered by the visitors on the work of the order and the spread of its principles. A pleasant drive home ended the fraternal visit. Next Monday night, Garland lodge will publicly install the newly-elected officers.

- April 29, 1896, Dallas Morning News, p. 8, col. 4.
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Realty transactions filed at the close of the office Saturday:

     J. D. and N. E. Alexander to Halsell, Allen & Co., lots 4, 5 and 6, block 18 of town of Garland; $144.55.
     S. E. Scott to H. Harbison, et al., part of lot 1, block 1, and lot 3[?], block 15, and lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, block 13 of Tinsley's addition to town of Embree, now Garland; $385.
     S. A. Allen to W. J. Halsell one-third of lots 4, 5 and 6, block 3, of town of Embree, now Garland; $335.
     R. C. Wyatt and wife to W. J. Halsell, a part of block 2 of Wyatt's addition to town of Garland; $175.

- April 18, 1897, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 2, col. 6-7.
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Realty transactions recorded to date:

     R. C. Wyatt to Sim Bethel, lot in Wyatt's addition to the town of Garland, $80.
     Sim Bethel and wife to J. W. Prigmore, lots in Wyatt's addition to the town of Garland, $1000.
     Mark Elliston et al. to Sam C. Hall et al., lots in Wyatt's addition to the town of Garland, $1050.
     R. C. Wyatt to Sim Bethel, lot in Wyatt's addition to the town of Garland, $60.

- April 27, 1897, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 4.
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Two of the Garland Gang Appre-
hended To-day.

     Deputy Sheriff Crush, who went to Garland yesterday to look after the whitecaps who have been making themselves troublesome to colored cotton choppers in that locality, telephoned the sheriff's office to-day that he and Constable Baine had arrested them before Justice Swim, who placed one of them under a $1000 bond and the other under $500.
     Deputy Sheriff Crush did not give the names of the men arrested, nor any of the details of their implication in the outrages.

- May 21, 1897, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 1.
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W. W. Bowen and Mat. Gilbert
Identified by Their Victims.


     Deputy Sheriff Crush returned last night from Garland whither he went to run down some whitecaps. He and Constable Baine arrested W. W. Bowen, a tenant on Sam Allen's farm, and Mat. Gilbert, a farm hand in Bowen's employ, as the men who shot at the negroes on Charles Bechtol's farm on Thursday night.
     Both of the negroes positively identified Bowen and Gilbert as the men who fired on them. On the testimony of the negroes, Justice Swim at Garland set Bowen's bond at $1000 and Gilbert's at $500.
     This is the third time the attempt has been made to run the colored farm hands out of the Garland neighborhood. The first and second attempts were successful and it is only recently that a few colored families have ventured back into that settlement.
     The motive for running the negroes out of the Garland country doesn't appear to proceed so much from a desire to save the labor for white men as from a wish to torture or massacre the negroes. Whitecaps, as a rule, are not so desperately in concert about work.

- May 22, 1897, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 2.
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The Laying of the Corner Stone for
a Temple at Garland Saturday.

     Next Saturday, June 26, there will be held at Garland, perhaps the largest Masonic festival in the history of the town, the occasion being the laying of the corner stone of a new Masonic temple. About twenty lodges from adjoining towns have been invited to be present and participate in the ceremonies and a large number of Masons will go up from Dallas.
     A picnic and outing will be held in connection with the corner stone laying and the well known Masonic lecturer, J. W. Hill, of Gainesville, has been invited to deliver the oration. Other speakers will be present and make appropriate talks.

- June 24, 1897, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 3.
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Work Started on Structure Near Gar-
land -- Gravel Pit Found.

     County Commissioner Eaton said yesterday, with reference to the work of the Commissioners' Court: "Work was started this morning on a sixty-foot iron bridge across Duck Creek on the east side of Garland. It is expected that the bridge will be finished this week, and that it will be of great convenience to the citizens of the town and adjacent country.
     "We think we have found a gravel pit east of the city on Sam Cumby's farm and we will open it some time this week or next. If it is there in large quantities, it will be of great service in road building."

- December 17, 1901, Dallas Morning News, p. 5, col. 5.
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Real Estate Transfers.

     John F. West to J. D. Alexander, lots 10,11 and 12, block 23, Garland town, $200.

- September 20, 1904, The Dallas Morning News, p. 12, col. 4.
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Real Estate Transfers.

     Iva Fletcher to S. E. Scott, L. F. Barry, William McDonald, J. N. Nickens and John T. Jones, board of trustees of Methodist Episcopal Church, South, at Garland, lots 12 and 13, block 13, Embree town, $70.

- September 24, 1904, The Dallas Morning News, p. 12, col. 5.
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Real Estate Transfers.

     C. M. and Hulda Shuffler to G. P. Cherry, in lot 7, block 12, Garland Town, $275.

- October 7, 1904, The Dallas Morning News, p. 12, col. 6.
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Yesterday's Rain Did Growing Crops
Much Good -- Notes.

Special to The Times Herald.
     Garland, Tex., June 26. -- This section was visited by a fine rain yesterday evening that will be the making of the corn crop. The crop prospects thus far this season are far ahead of this time last year. Corn is now, you might say, assured; cotton clean and thrifty and of good size; the wheat yield is not as good as expected, but the berry is a fine sample, while the oat crop is the best for the past several years.

Narrow Escape.
     Ed Todd and Mrs. Davis, who live in the Pleasant Valley community, had a narrow escape from injury yesterday morning. While driving through the square, their buggy was accidentally run into by Ed Tolbert, the tongue of his wagon running into one of the hind wheels of Todd's buggy, overturning the buggy and throwing the occupants to the ground. The only damage done was a broken wagon tongue, a few spokes broken from one buggy wheel, and an axle sprung. The teams were perfectly gentle, or much damage and possibly serious injuries would have resulted.

Close of Normal.
     The normal, after a very successful term, will close next week.

- June 26, 1906, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 10, col. 4.
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     W. B. Taylor to Mrs. A. A. Ewing, lot 6, block 10, of town of Garland; $500.

- June 30, 1906, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 7.
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Added March 18, 2004:
Dave Smith at City Hall.

     Dave Smith of Garland, candidate for Sheriff, and others in his behalf, will speak in the auditorium of the City Hall at 8 o'clock this evening.

- July 20, 1908, The Dallas Morning News, p. 12, col. 2.
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Blaze Originates in Ice House and
High Winds Fan Flames in
Business Section.

     Garland, Tex., Nov. 13.--Fire destroyed a frame range of five buildings in the business district of this town. Buildings of J. W. Stacey, Dallas; E. B. Shugart, R. A. Rooker, J. G. Williams and Dr. E. Sanford of Merit, Tex., were totally lost with no insurance, with the possible exception of the Stacey building.
     The occupants of the buildings were H. B. Hicks, harness store, covered by insurance, practically all stock and fixtures were saved; E. B. Shugart, meat market; A. Ailshee, meat market, with no insurance, though most of fixtures were saved; R. A. Rooker, confectionery and pool room, no insurance, some fixtures were saved; D. H. Douglass, pool room with no insurance, furniture saved; Squibb Brothers, retail ice and cold drinks, no insurance; total loss.
     The fire started about 11 o'clock during a high northwest wind, in the rear of the ice house, presumed to be from sparks from a near-by flue, which burned out, carrying balls of fire some distance.
     The course of the wind kept the fire from the rest of the range, which is solid brick, and drove it to the vacant right of way of the Santa Fe Railway, where it died out.
     Flying brands set fire to cotton in the yard of the Tinsley & Acker gin and damaged about ten bales, with slight loss.

- November 14, 1911, Dallas Morning News, p. 14, col. 1.
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     The advent of Church Goforth into the political field as a candidate for sheriff, marks a turning point in the usual routine in this county. He is one of the most prominent farmers in Dallas county, and is identified with the horse and cattle industry of this section; has lived in the old Duck Creek and Garland communities for nearly thirty years, and is well and favorably known. He is not a politician in any sense of the word, and yet has been a consistent believer in the doctrine of electing competent men to public office. He has kept in touch with the affairs of the city and county, and has ideas of a strictly practical nature that mark him as a good type of the coming man in public life--the progressive business man, he will work for a new up to date jail, if he is elected, and will get in touch with the commissioners' court and secure their co-operation to that end. He will pay attention to the breaking up of the cattle and horse thieving that has been too common in this section and will go after the big criminal fish, and, incidentally, gather in the small fry, also. He will pay particular attention to the securing of witnesses, and in every detail, give the sheriff's office the same close personal attention that he has given to his own business. He has been a success in private life, and his many friends are confident that the will "make good" as a public officer. He is rated as a very strong in the county, and an unusually strong one in the city, and for this reason, his friends believe that he will be the next sheriff of Dallas county.

(Political Advertisement)

- July 21, 1912, Dallas Daily Times Herald, Sec. I, p. 5, col. 4-5.
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     When he fell down several steps at 602 1/2 Commerce street, about 11 o'clock Monday night, John Dawson, of Garland, received a painful cut about the head. He was taken to the city hospital, where, it is said, the injury is not serious. Dawson fell when he missed his footing.

- September 22, 1914, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 2.
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     West Dallas High School eleven will visit Garland Friday, and at 3:30 p. m., will tie into the fast Garland Highs. A Jim-dandy battle is assured.
     The Garland eleven slightly outweighs Churchill's squad, but the latter is fast and full of tricks and expects to offset this advantage.
     Joe Davis, the West Dallas team's half, and a tower of strength to the team last season, will play against Garland. He was slightly injured during last week's game against the heavy Ferris team, but has entirely recovered.

- October 2, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 9, col. 1.
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     No matter what the final outcome of Thanksgiving week for the Smokes Fund my be, the start of it on Monday is enough to thrill the hearts of every friend it has. The citizens of Garland, Texas, that prosperous little Dallas county town to the north, sent in one of the biggest lists in the history of the Smokes Fund and started the big week with the third largest contribution for any single day. Only two days in the history of the Smokes Fund has beaten the mark they were mainly responsible for setting up as the opening day.
     The Garland list is not only strong in number, but the contributors, in many instances, gave more than the usual amount. All told, it was a very creditable performance, and one which every city or town in North Texas will difficulty in equaling or surpassing.
     The splendid start made by Thanksgiving Week for the Smokes Fund will, and should, greatly encourage others to keep up the work. If the pace which Garland and the other contributors set for Monday be continued for the week, Thanksgiving Week would be the greatest the Smokes Fund has ever seen. This is a great deal to those boys at the front.
     Among the noteworthy contributors for the Monday list was Douglas Fairbanks, the great movie star. Miss Ina M. Beckwith, 3932 Worth street, was responsible for this gift, as well as for others from the notables of the film realm.
     Dr. T. H. P. Duncan of Dallas is another who remembered the boys in France very liberally. He sent $5 to the Smokes Fund Monday.
     The list of contributors for Monday were:

Previously acknowledged........$2,014.25
T. H. P. Duncan, Hotel Walforf.........5.00
Olin Truett, 2751 Clarence.............. .25
Wm. H. Hodde, 2751 Clarence......... .50
E. M. Baker, Praetorian Bldg........... 1.00

Citizens of Garland, Texas ----
Lee Goforth...................................... 1.00
A. R. Davis....................................... 1.00
R. D. Murphree............................... 1.00
Fannie McWilliams......................... .50
C. D. Crossman............................. .45
J. R. Stultz.................................... 1.00
J. F. Kemp..................................... 1.00
Alexander & Peavy...................... .50
C. Y. Garrison.............................. .50
Paul Lander................................ .50
Geo. Bane.................................. .50
G. L. Davis................................... 1.00
Geo. Cheisa............................... .50
J. C. Armstrong.......................... .25
J. F. White.................................. 1.00
I. C. Sumners............................ 1.00
L. C. McCallum........................... 1.00
Mack Bean................................ .50
Ralph Henderson...................... .25
Z. S. Armstrong......................... .50
H. W. Jones............................... 1.00
C. A. C. Smith............................ .50
J. P. Moss.................................. .25
A. J. Beaver............................... .50
Bob McDonald........................... .50
J. C. Tinsley............................... 1.00
T. N. Hickman, Jr......................... 1.00
J. A. White................................. .25
Mrs. W. H. Henderson.............. .50
J. D. Curfman............................ 1.00
Mrs. Jimmie McDaniel............... .50
Joe A. Fisher............................. 1.00
T. A. Sibley............................... .50
W. H. Gandy............................ .50
J. W. Buchanan........................ .50
J. M. Hamilton.......................... .50
A. V. Morrison........................... 1.00
N. P. Morrison............................... 1.00
E. E. Byrum................................... .50
E. L. Pritchett................................ .50
Carl Lyles....................................... 1.00
J. W. Ogle...................................... .50
J. B. Wilson.................................... .25
J. W. Griffin.................................... .25
P. C. Coldwell................................ 1.00
Guy H. Bullock.............................. .50
Andrew McWilliams...................... .25
Rose Mealer................................. .25
J. E. Merrill.................................... .25
E. H. Halsell................................. .50
Arthur Strange............................ .50
F. T. Blackburn............................. .50
J. H. Lyons................................... .50
Ben Lawler.................................... .50
Sam L. Jones................................. .25
Henry Pistole................................. .50
W. H. Beaver................................. .25
A. G. Byrum.................................. 1.00
M. L. Zacha................................... 1.00
John Page................................... .50
A. D. Jackson.............................. .50
J. N. Trousdale.......................... .25
E. C. Souter............................... .50
J. R. Dugger............................... .25
S. R. Weir................................. .50
Sam Davis................................. .25
H. H. Coomer............................. .25
O. P. Martin............................... .25
Dixie Tucker............................... .50
Mrs. Clyde Shugart.................... .50
R. E. Alexander.......................... 1.00
R. B. McGaughey...................... .50
H. H. James.............................. .50
D. C. Williams........................... .50
H. R. Oehlke............................. 1.00
J. H. Talley............................... .25
Paul R. Wilson......................... .25
Dave Ell Grubb......................... .25
J. E. Barnes.............................. .50
Maude Goodnight.................... .25
P. A. Powell............................. .50
Dr. L. A. Crabb........................ .25
Irl Buchanan........................... .50
Claude Joyce............................ 1.00
B. K. Pinkston......................... .50
Brownie Joyce........................ .25
Ralph Joyce............................. .25
E. D. Spillers............................ .50
Will Conner.............................. .50
Earl Erwin............................... .25
Jess Cole................................. .25
Clay Olinger............................. .50
Clyde Shugart........................... .50
W. F. Lyons.............................. .25
S. P. Compton........................... .15
Lacy Ailshie.............................. .25
T. E. Harris.............................. .50
C. A. Harris.............................. .25
Josh Mewshaw........................ .25
Cash....................................... .25
Cash....................................... .25
John Henrie............................. .25
Katy Lemmon.......................... .15
F. G. Scott............................... .25
Earnest Squibb....................... .25
Jim Jackson............................. .50
Earl Lowe................................. .25
Elmer Bechtol............................ .25
Ted Griffin................................ 1.50
Hugh Allen................................ .50
Pete Hamilin............................. .50
Joe McCallum............................ 1.00
W. M. Basinger.......................... .25
Harvey Bradley.......................... .25
D. K. Wood............................... .50
Haden Bradley........................... .25
Ray Newman............................. .25
Vic McCallum............................ .50
W. W. McCallum........................ 1.00
O. H. McCallum......................... 1.00
J. D. Shuffler............................ .50
Earnest Robertson..................... 1.00
L. E. Minor............................... .50
Olive McCallum......................... .25
Noble G. McCallum................... 1.00
Roy Garrison........................... .25
Oscar Harris........................... .50
E. T. Monroe........................... .50
J. N. Sachse............................. 1.00
Will Loveless........................... .50
Tom Hamlin............................. .50
John Camp............................... 1.00
Allen Ripley Davis..................... .50
McRee Davis.............................. .50
Douglas Fairbanks, Hollywood, Cal. 1.00

Grand total............................... $2094.25

- November 25, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 10, col. 2-3.
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Garland Gets 1924 Session by One
Vote in Close Race With
Wills Point.

Staff Correspondent of The News.

     GARLAND, Dallas Co., Texas, Aug. 9. -- The second and final day of the forty-ninth annual reunion of survivors of the First Texas Division of Confederate Veterans was brought to a close here Thursday afternoon, with the selection of Garland as the meeting place for the fiftieth annual reunion, to be held in the summer of 1924.
     Wills Point was a close competitor as the meeting place for the fiftieth reunion, but Garland was winner by one vote.
     H. D. Loving, of Garland, a veteran of Granbury's Brigade, was elected president; J. A. Templeton, of Jacksonville, vice president; J. N. Floyd, second vice president; J. L. Ray, re-elected secretary and treasurer, and Mrs. Hettie Moreland, of Durant, Ok., elected color bearer for life, and will have custody of the faded battle flag of the organization.

Visitors Entertained.
     Mrs. E. J. Martin, of Mount Auburn, 87 years old, was awarded the prize presented by the ladies of Garland to the oldest widow of a Confederate veteran at the reunion. J. C. Shuffler, of Garland, was awarded the prize for being the oldest veteran in attendance. He is in his 90th year.
     Reunion visitors, it was admitted by all, have been delightfully entertained during their stay in Garland, and when the veterans were given a cordial invitation by the Chamber of Commerce to return again next year, the majority favored acceptance, although Wills Point received strong support.
     Features of the second day of the reunion were a stirring address to the old soldiers by County Judge Arch C. Allen, of Dallas, who was a Major in the Thirty-Sixth Division during the World War, and the dinner served at noon by the ladies of the various churches of the city and the Chamber of Commerce. Major Allen's address evoked tremendous applause, and the dinner was elaborate in every particular. Chicken pie, stewed chicken with dumplings, watermelon, pie and cake, were only a few of its ingredients.
     Early Thursday morning, the veterans were given an automobile ride to points of interest in and near the city, and upon their return, the business session of the second day was opened at the Knights of Pythias Hall, with President J. M. Lewis, of Forney, presiding.
     An invocation was offered by James Vance, of Heath, one of the veterans, who is a Baptist minister. He prayed that the veterans be given grace to so conduct themselves that the world would know that men had lived in it, and asked that they be sustained during their declining years. "Let them," he said, "stand erect and look every man in the eye and bring credit to the organization of ex-Confederate soldiers."

Death of Four Reported.
     The mortuary committee, through T. Z. Woodhouse, of Wills Point, reported the death of four veterans of the command since the last reunion, whose names were given as J. F. Rowland, Sim Florence, W. B. Wade and A. H. Rawlings. After suitable remarks by comrades touching the life and character of the deceased, the report was adopted.
     The selection of the next place of meeting proved to be an interesting contest. Invitations were received from the Chambers of Commerce of both Garland and Wills Point for the veterans to assemble there in 1924. Secretary Ray, who was one of those who seconded the nomination of Wills Point, remarked that he did so because he thought the reunion had better shift around and not meet at Garland again next year, for the reason that Garland had "treated the veterans so nice, and so royally, that he feared that if they came back here another year, they would want to make it the permanent place of meeting."
     Wills Point also was seconded by Gen. James A. Harris, of Dallas. Garland won by a majority of one.
     Mrs. Josephine Obenchain, of Dallas, entertained the veterans during the Thursday morning session by a reading. Judge Arch C. Allen, who delivered the principal address of the day, told the veterans that their example had stood as an inspiration to the young men of the South to fight in 1918 for what they believed to be right, and added, "the blood that trickled through your veins in the '60s is the same, that on the battlefields of Europe in 1918, coursed in the veins of the men who crushed the Kaiser."
     The blood spilled in the '60s, he declared, had not been spilled in vain, as the issues for which the Confederates fought were as much alive today, as they were at that time. "Somewhere in the Constitution," he said, "domestic tranquillity is guaranteed, and the only way to obtain domestic tranquillity is to bring the Government close to home. Over in Europe, we were told of a great unselfish movement to take upon ourselves the task of fighting to make the world safe for democracy. But, the men who went especially from the Southland, did not enter was so much to make the world safe for democracy, as to fight for the same things that you fought for in the '60s, to repel aggression. I'll tell you of the part played on the battlefields of Europe by the descendants of Confederate veterans."

How United States Got Into War.
     He described the entry of the Americans into the war and the manner in which Gen. Pershing's troops at first distributed among the British and French divisions and trained in war methods, with which Americans were wholly unacquainted. This went on, he said, until the spring of 1918, and the British and French continued to lose ground. In response to the repeated requests and entreaties of Gen. Pershing, the other allied commanders finally consented for him to use the American troops in the war as a unit, and to take over a sector and fight in the open, in the way that the Confederates were accustomed to fight during the war between the States. From that moment, the advance of the Germans was checked, and they were driven steadily backward until they day of the signing of the armistice.
     "Talk to me about what won the war," he said. "I will tell you. It was the stories you Confederates told us when we sat around your knee in childhood, eating popcorn and goobers."
     As proof of his claim that the war was won by the blows struck by the American units, the speaker cited the official report of Gen. Foch, which was "the Hun was whipped in 119 days. Up to that time, the Hun had been winning."

Confederate Courage.
     The 119 days referred to, he said, began with the day and the hour when Gen. Pershing took over a sector with permission of the British and French and his troops began fighting, "according to American methods and with Confederate courage."
     The usual resolutions of thanks were reported by the committee, and also the following, in regard to the death of President Harding:
     "Resolved that we recognize in these days of national mourning for our dead President, a call to value and conserve the uprightness of character as exemplified by President Harding in his personal life, and to emulate as private citizens, the best of his private and public virtues, as exhibited in his effort to wield the power of his great office for the honor and welfare of his country and ours."
     The report was adopted. The committee was composed of J. A. Harris, S. M. Templeton and Mrs. Hattie Moreland.
     The Confederate battle flag displayed at the reunion was carried by the Ninth Texas Cavalry of Ross Brigade during the war, and was used in the battles of Elk Horn, Corinth, Holly Springs, Thompson's Station, Hatchie Bridge and others. Due to a ruse of the color sergeant, it did not fall into the hands of the enemy when the surrender took place, as the other flags did. The color bearer, on the eve of the surrender, wrapped the flag around his waist, beneath his shirt, and when it was called for, it could not be found. It was the only flag of the brigade which was not surrendered when the property and arms were turned over to the Federals. For many years, John F. Moreland, a veteran of the division, was made custodian of the flag. He formerly resided at Sulphur Springs, but removed to Durant, Ok., six years ago, where he died. After his death, his widow was made custodian of the flag and appointed color bearer of the division for life. She was present at the Garland reunion.

- August 10, 1923, The Dallas Morning News, p. 12, col. 1-3.
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Special To The Times Herald
     Garland, Aug. 11. -- Jamming the four sides of the public square with a stream of automobiles two deep, and solid phalanxes of people on each sidewalk, a crowd estimated at six thousand individuals witnessed the parade of 450 members of the Women of the Ku Klux klan in Garland Saturday night. At least a third of the women marchers were unmasked, while marching at the forefront beside the fiery cross came District Attorney Shelby Cox and Sheriff Dan Harston. The crowd was entirely orderly and inclined to be sympathetic to the demonstration.
     Shortly after 8 o'clock, as darkness was just descending on the city, there sounded a fanfare of trumpets on the southwest side of the public square, and the first of the marchers came into view. Immediately in the van guard, flew an American flag, carried aloft by women flag-bearers, while powerful searchlights played upon the waving folds of the colors. Behind the flag, was carried the huge flaming cross, electrically lighted, beside which, the two officers of the peace were walking.

Band in Van.
     A fife and drum corps, composed of about thirty pieces, preceded the band of 45 pieces, which was next in line of march. After these elements, came the rank and file of marchers, majority masked, who, dressed in snow white from the tip of their shoes, to the top of their heads, passed slowly by, two by two, clasping hands.
     Fully, forty-five minutes were required for the parade to pass one point, while the entire assemblage passed completely around the square and took exit on the same side from which they had entered.
     Torch lights and flares played over the silent marchers at points of vantage along the line. Due to the solemnity of the procession, only scattered outbursts of enthusiasm were heard from the big crowd of onlookers, although as the first contingents swung into the square behind the band, playing "Onward, Christian Soldiers," prolonged cheers greeted them. Hand clapping was sporadic and sustained among the huge audience.
     After the parade of the Women of the Ku Klux klan, the band proceeded to a cleared space in the center of the town, where a number of old-time southern melodies were played. A number of speakers addressed the crowds afterwards.

- August 12, 1923, Dallas Daily Times Herald, Sec. IV, p. 7, col. 1.
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Prize Winners Announced for
First of Series of Dallas
County Fair.

By Curtis Vinson.
Staff Correspondent of The News.

     GARLAND, Texas, Aug. 21.-- Former residents of Garland came back to their old home town in large numbers Friday, in observance of the "homecoming" feature of the Garland Fair. From Collin, Rockwall, Tarrant and Kaufman Counties, they came, as well as from various points over Dallas County, to renew again the friendships of old, and observe just how much Garland has grown and prospered since the days when they were numbered among its residents.
     From the city of Dallas came the largest delegation from any one point, and the arrival of these visitors at 3 o'clock in the afternoon was the signal for opening the special homecoming program, held in the judges' tent on the public square. Between twenty-five and thirty automobiles brought the Dallas delegation, the various members of the party assembling at the Lakewood Country Club grounds, just at the edge of Dallas, on the highway leading to Garland, for the trip here. John A. Rodgers was chairman of the Dallas delegation, which, in addition to a large number of former residents of Garland, included representatives of a number of Dallas business concerns. Sam Fowlkes, manager of the convention department of the Dallas Chamber of Commerce, was in charge of the trip. Others who lent their presence and efforts to making the representation a large one, included Charles Saville, general manager of the Dallas Chamber of Commerce; Ollie M. Crenshaw, secretary of the Dallas Real Estate Board; Hugo Schoellkopf, chairman of the manufacturers' department of the Dallas Chamber of Commerce, who headed a number of representatives of manufacturing concerns of Dallas; Herbert Carpenter, representing the wholesale merchants' department of the Dallas Chamber of Commerce, who headed a delegation of Dallas wholesalers; Douglas Hawley, representing the State Fair Association, and others.

Welcomed by A. R. Davis.
     On arrival here in the afternoon, the Dallas delegation assembled on one side of the square, where they formed in marching order. Led by the Garland Municipal Band, the visitors marched across the square and under the judges' tent, where the crowds assembled to hear the address of welcome to the "homecomers" and visitors, delivered by president of the Garland Fair Association. Mr. Davis was presented by W. C. Jamison, secretary and treasurer of the fair association. Mr. Davis extended a hearty welcome to the fair visitors, declaring that Garland was happy to occupy the role of host to such a crowd. The response was made by Congressman Hatton W. Sumners of Dallas, who was presented by John A. Rodgers, chairman of the Dallas delegation. Declaring that it was "good to get back home again," Congressman Sumners paid a tribute to the energy and thrift of the people of the farm and small town. "The future of Texas depends upon the virility and the strength of such communities as Garland," he said. Making a plea for universal co-operation between the large and small communities, Congressman Sumners declared that "if we will make the business of agriculture prosper, then Texas will prosper, just as the tree that has fertile and well-fed roots thrives and grows strong." Congressman Sumners was followed by S. L. Blackwell, representing the United Confederate Veterans of Texas, who announced that [a] special program for the veterans will be held in the Coliseum at Fair Park, Dallas, the evening of Labor Day, beginning at 7:30 o'clock.

Many Former Garland Residents.
     Many former residents of Garland were in the delegation from Dallas, some of them having spent their early days here. Among these "home-comers," who mingled again with evident pleasure with their old friends in this Dallas County town, were J. D. Robinson, J. Randolph Brown, Albert S. Jackson, former County Clerk; John H. Cullom, District Clerk, who established the Garland News here in 1887, accompanied by Mrs. Cullom, their daughters, Misses Jessie and Hazel Cullom, and their son and daughter-in-law, Charles K. Cullom and wife, with daughter, of St. Louis; Mrs. R. S. Kimbrough; Mack McCallum, H. L. Erwin, former County Treasurer, and Mrs. Erwin; Mr. and Mrs. John Elliston, Claude McCallum and family, Mrs. M. I. Smith, Mrs. Mollie McWilliams, Cal Whitely, Deputy County Clerk; John Weakley and others. Former District Judge E. B. Muse was among the visitors to the fair Friday, as well as Robert N. Watkin. All former residents of Garland here on "home-coming" day were asked to register at the office of the Garland News.
     Judging of exhibits was completed Friday, and the fair was brought to a close. The crowds on the final day exceeded in number, the attendance of the opening day, Thursday, and Garland's first fair was declared by both officials and visitors to have been one of success from all angles. Classes of exhibits judged on the final day included all entries in the live stock division, these being swine, beef and dairy cattle, horses and mules. The saddle horse contest was an event of much interest to horse lovers. John W. Sharp of Garland was the winner, with his horse in this contest.

Musical Contest Winners.
     Winners of the musical contest field at one of the store buildings on the public square Thursday night, were as follows: Vocal -- Willie Mae Williams of Garland and Pauline Crabb of Rose Hill tied for first place with vocal solos; Edith Wagoner and Mattie Wynn of Centerville won second place with vocal duet. Instrumental -- Corinne Brown of Garland won first place with piano selection. Ellen Lyons and Ima Lyons of Rose Hill won second place with piano duet. This contest was for girls under 16 years old. It was followed by a general singsong. Prior to the contest, Dr. L. W. Ogle of Dallas rendered a vocal solo and selections were played by the Garland Municipal Band. Judges in the musical contest were L. R. Viddle of Garland and Robert N. Watkin of Dallas.
     One of the exhibits in the home economics department that attracted large crowds Friday, was the old-fashioned spinning wheel, which was placed on exhibit by Mrs. N. J. Loving of Rose Hill. Interest was increased in this exhibit by a demonstration of how housewives of a generation and more ago, spun wool and cotton for home use, this demonstration being given by Mrs. Loving herself. The old spinning wheel was made for Mrs. Loving's grandmother, Nancy Coates, the wife of Samuel Coats, in 1861. The wheel descended, in turn, to Mrs. Loving's mother, Mary Ann Coates, and on her death, became the property of Mrs. Loving, who declared with a smile as she whirled the wheel of the old spinning machine, that she had spun many a yard of wool and cotton threat with it, in the years that have gone. That Mrs. Loving still retains her dexterity at the spinning wheel, though now 71 years old, was demonstrated by the whirring click of the needle as she spun the wheel around and wound the woolen thread she spun on the spindle. The wheel was made in Dallas County in the Long Creek section. Many housewives with experiences that go back to the days of the spinning wheel tried their hands at spinning cotton thread, and members of the newer generation found no end of pleasure in watching the method by which thread was spun in the days of the past. Miss Mamie Gaulden of Garland was one of those who employed the old wheel again at the task that it was formerly put to with such regularity.
     Another exhibit in the home economics department that held much interest was a double wool bed coverlet that was designed and made of thread spun by the grandmother of Mrs. L. M. T. Flook. This coverlet was made in Frederick County, Maryland, and is 158 years old. It has been in use in Mrs. Flook's family for fifty-one years.

Prize Winners.
     Prize winners in the various divisions at the Garland Fair were announced by the judges Friday evening as follows:

Swine Division.
     Duroc-Jerseys -- M. Means, first aged boar, Sachse, Texas; M. Means, first boar 1 year and under 2 years, Sachse; Lee Lyle, first boar 18 months and under 2 years, Garland; Lee Lyle, first boar 12 months and under 18 months, Garland; Lee Lyle, first, second and third boar under 6 months, Garland; Lee Lyle, first and second aged sow, Garland; C. S. Uhl, third aged sow, Wheatland; Lee Lyle, first and second sow 1 year and under 2 years, Garland; Lewis Cobbs, third sow 1 year and under 2 years, Dallas, Station A. R. 2; Lee Lyle, first gilt 6 months and under 12 months, Garland; M. Means, second and third 6 months and under 12 months, Garland; Lee Lyle, first, second and third under 6 months gilts, Garland; Lee Lyle awarded special Duroc-Jersey trophy; Lee Lyle awarded champion aged sow and gilt; Lee Lyle awarded best herd bred by one exhibitor.
     Poland-China -- T. J. Lox, first boar over 2 years, Garland; J. A. Stults, second boar over 2 years, Richardson; John Chiesa, third boar over 2 years, Garland; M. S. Bradley, first boar 1 year and under 2 years, Dallas, R. 1; Foy Grimes, second boar 1 year and under 2 years, Cedar Hill; J. T. Hill, first boar under 6 months, Richardson; M. S. Bradley, second and third boar under 6 months, Dallas, R. 1.; John Chiesa, first aged sow, Garland; M. S. Bradley, second aged sow, Dallas, R. 1.; J. A. Stults, third aged sow, Richardson; E. T. Anderson, first and third gilt 6 months and under 12 months, Garland; John Sharp, second gilt 6 months and under 12 months; J. L. Hill, first, second and third gilt under 6 months, Richardson; T. J. Lox, champion aged boar, Garland; George Chiesa, champion aged sow.
     Berkshire Hogs -- J. D. Jackson, first boar under 1 year, Richardson; F. S. Range, second boar under 1 year, Garland; Clodius Hill, first boar over 1 year, Garland; Clodius Hill, first, second and third boar under 6 months, Garland; J. D. Jackson, sow over 1 year, Richardson; Clodius Hill, first, second and third gilt under 6 months, Garland.

Cattle Division.
     Shorthorn Cattle -- Cox Bros., first aged cow, Dallas, R. 5; Cox Bros, first cow 2 years and under 3 years, Dallas, R. 5; J. M. Campbell, first heifer 18 months and under 2 years; J. M. Campbell, first heifer 12 months and under 18 months; J. M. Campbell, first heifer under 1 year; J. J. Cox, first heifer under 6 months; J. J. Cox, first bull 1 year and under 2 years, first bull under 6 months, Richardson; J. M. Campbell, first bull under 12 months, Richardson; Cox Bros., first breeders' herd, bull over 18 months, Garland; C. H. Hill second, Lee Lyle, third; Flowerdale Farm, first bull under 18 months, W. H. Paschall second, Dallas; C. A. Weaver, third, Garland; Beasley & Sons, first bull under 6 months, Wheatland; Joe Agnew, second, Garland. Lee Lyle, first aged cow, Garland; W. S. Agnew, second aged cow, Garland; C. A. Weaver, third aged cow, Garland; Flowerdale Farm, first bred heifers, Flowerdale; C. O. Beasley, second, C. H. Hill, third. Flowerdale Farm, first heifer over 6 months, Thomas Bros., second, Richardson; R. D. Anderson, third, Cedar Hill. Thomas Bros., first heifer under 6 months, Richardson; R. D. Anderson, second, Cedar Hill; C. O. Beasley, third, Wheatland.
     Holsteins -- J. A. Pickett, first aged bull, Garland; Bachman S. Harton, first bull over 18 months, Sachse, Texas. Holtex Farms, first bull under 18 months, Dallas, R. 11. Holtex Farms, first heifer under 6 months, first bull under 6 months, first heifer over 18 months, first heifer under 18 months. Earl Marshall, first red poll bull under 1 year.

Horses and Mules.
     F. S. Range, first span draft mares, Garland; J. C. Groves, first draft mare, Garland; F. S. Range, second and third draft mare, Garland; J. W. Sharp, first saddle horse, Garland; J. A. Pickett, second. Pat Quesenbery, third. S. C. Hamlin, first span mules over 3 years, J. C. Curds second, E. F. Sarver third. S. C. Hamlin, first and second mule over 3 years, J. C. Curd, third.

Agricultural Division.
     White Dent Corn -- M. G. Harris, first, third; Emory Stults, second.
     Yellow Dent Corn -- Lee Lyle, first; J. R. Neesmith, second; Grover Buhler, third.
     Bloody Butcher Corn -- J. M. Campbell, first; R. H. Campbell, second; Jack Campbell, third.
     Strawberry Corn -- F. C. Range, first; W. S. Grissom, second.
     Wheat -- J. M. Campbell, first; J. R. Neesmith, second; A. C. Smith, third.
     Oats -- J. R. Neesmith, first; B. S. Pickett, second; J. M. Campbell, third.
     Barley -- I. Range, first; J. H. Range, second.
     Sweet Potatoes -- M. G. Harris, first, second.
     Irish Potatoes -- George Chiesa, first; H. C. Smith, second.
     Peanuts -- H. C. Smith, first.
     Sorghum -- Harold Haswell, first; L. J. Jackson, second; Mathews Haswell, third.

Poultry Division.
     White Leghorns -- First cock, J. D. Holt; first hen, A. W. Lander; second hen, J. D. Holt; second hen, A. W. Lander; first and second cockerel, J. A. Stults & Son; third cockerel, Jimmie Hague; first and second pullet, J. A. Stults & Son; third pullet, Mrs. Russell Merrian; first old pen, J. D. Holt; first year pen, J. A. Stults & Son; second year pen, J. D. Holt; third year pen, Fred Agnew.
     Brown Leghorne -- First cock, Edward Thompson; second cock, E. L. Anderson; first hen, E. L. Anderson; second and third hen, Edward Thompson; first, second and third cockerel; first, second and third pullet, J. M. Vance; first old pen, J. M. Vance; _______, E. L. Anderson; first and second young pen, J. M. Vance; third young pen, Forest Thompson.
     Buff Rocks -- First cock, George J. Wallace; second cock, H. C. Smith; third cock, Luther Jackson; first hen, H. C. Smith; second hen, Luther Jackson; third hen, H. C. Smith; first, second and third cockerel; first, second and third pullet; first old pen, H. C. Smith; second old pen, Luther Jackson; first and second young pen, H. C. Smith.
     Dark Barred Rocks: Hens -- First, E. F. Sarver; second, E. F. Sarver; third, E. F. Sarver. Cockerels -- First, R. R. Walker; second, R. R. Walker; third, R. R. Walker. Pullets -- First, R. R. Walker; second, R. R. Walker; third, R. R. Walker. Cocks -- First, E. F. Sarver. Old Pens -- First, E. F. Sarver.
     Light Barred Rocks: Cockerels -- First, Ed Sarver; second, A. C. Tomlinson. Pullets -- First, A. C. Tomlinson; second, A. C. Tomlinson; third, A. C. Tomlinson. Young Pens -- First, A. C. Tomlinson; second, A. C. Tomlinson.
     Rhode Island Reds: Cocks -- First, W. A. Fletcher; second, C. P. Coomer; third, T. M. Buhler. Hens -- First, C. P. Coomer; second, W. A. Fletcher; third, W. A. Fletcher. Cockerels -- First, J. W. Elkinton; second, J. W. Elkinton; third, J. W. Elkinton. Pullets -- First, J. W. Elkinton; second, J. W. Elkinton; third, J. W. Elkinton. Old Pens -- First, W. A. Fletcher; second, C. P. Coomer. Young Pens -- First, J. W. Elkinton; second, J. W. Elkinton; third, W. A. Fletcher.
     Partridge Rocks: Cocks -- First, M. L. Knight. Hens -- First, M. L. Knight. Old Pens -- First, M. L. Knight.
     White Wyandotte -- First cock, A. W. Lander; second cock, W. L. Handley; third cock, A. W. Lander. First hen, W. L. Handley; second hen, A. W. Lander; third hen, A. W. Lander. First cockerel, J. F. White; second cockerel, J. F. White; third cockerel, A. W. Lander. First pullet, A. W. Lander; second pullet, A. W. Lander; third pullet, A. W. Lander. First old pen, W. L. Handley; second old pen, A. W. Lander; third old pen, A. W. Lander. First young pen, A. W. Lander; second young pen, A. W. Lander.
     Sweepstakes: First cock, W. A. Fletcher. Rhode Island Red: second cock, A. W. Lander. White Wyandotte: third cock, E. F. Sarver. Barred Rock. First hen, Mrs. J. F. Tucker, White Rock; second hen, Mrs. M. L. Knight, Part. R.; third hen, Mrs. H. L. McEntire, Black Laugshan. First cockerel, J. A. Stults & Son, White Leghorn; second cockerel, Joe Elkington. Rhode Island Red: third cockerel, Joe Elkington, Rhode Island Red. First pullet, E. E. Hall. Black Giant: second pullet, Joe Elkington, Rhode Island Red: third pullet, J. A. Stults & Son, White Leghorn. First old pen, Mrs. J. F. Tucker, White Rock; second old pen, Mrs. W. L. Handley, White Wyandotte; third old pen, Mrs. M. L. Knight. Partridge Rock. First young pen, J. A. Stults & Son, White Leghorn; second young pen, Joe Elkington, Rhode Island Red; third young pen, R. R. Walker, Barred Rock.
     Best ten birds in show, two males and eight females: First, A. W. Lander, White Wyandotte; second, E. E. Hall, Black Giant; third, J. M. Vance, Brown Leghorn.
     Best three males: First, J. M. Vance, Brown Leghorn; second, E. E. Hall. Black Giant; third, R. R. Walker.
     Best trio: One male and two females. First, J. A. Stults & Son, White Leghorn; second, Joe Ellington, Rhode Island Red; third, Mrs. J. F. Tucker, White Rocks.
     Best six females in show: First, Joe Ellington, Rhode Island Red; second, A. W. Lander, White Wyandotte; third, E. E. Hall, Black Giant.
     Judges in the live stock division were as follows: A. L. Ward, swine husbandryman of extension department, A. & M. College; C. M. Evans, Walter Laney and R. R. Walker.
     Judges in the agricultural division were J. H. Jamison and R. R. Walker.
     Judges in the poultry division were Roy McDonald, C. P. Van Winkle, Zed Beamer and J. H. Joffrion.

- September 1, 1923, The Dallas Morning News, part 1, p. 8.
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     Garland, Tex., Aug. 2 (Special). -- The Garland News, which ordinarily is an eight-page weekly, came out on August 1 with a special edition of thirty-two pages, all home print.
     This publicity was motivated by the municipal utilities celebration to be held here Friday, August 8, at which time the addition of $25,000 worth of machinery and equipment to the light plant will be celebrated.
     People from all parts of Dallas county and adjoining counties are expected to be here. Prominent men connected with municipal properties in other towns will appear on the program.

- August 3, 1930, Dallas Daily Times Herald, Sec. IV, p. 8, col. 6-7.
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     Garland, Tex., Feb. 4. (Special). -- A census conducted here recently by the Garland Chamber of Commerce showed that Garland had gained almost 30 per cent in population since the 1930 census. The survey showed 2,017, as compared with 1,584 in 1930, a gain of 433.

- February 4, 1937, Dallas Daily Times Herald, Sec. II, p. 13, col. 7.
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    Garland, Tex., Feb. 17 (Special). -- Local land owners and farmers have organized a Garland Game Management Demonstration Preserve, with J. D. Nash as president; George Chiesa, vice president; A. V. Morrison, Sr., secretary, and Prior Pickett, treasurer. Directors are P. H. Pelton, J. M. Stalcup, J. A. Pickett and Joy Richards.
     The preserve was organized for the purpose of protecting, conserving and propagating all adapted and desirable wild life species of game birds, game animals, fur-bearing animal and adapted fishes for local streams and lakes. There was a total of 6,365 acres of land signed for the preserve. The organization will work with the Texas game, fish and oyster commission and the United States biological survey.

- February 17, 1937, Dallas Daily Times Herald,
Sec. II, p. 13, col. 5.
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