Home, September 29, 1897.
To the Dallas Times Herald:
- October 3, 1897,
Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 3, col. 2-3.
The farmers meeting announced to
take place at Pleasant Mound Wednesday night, materialized to
a most gratifying extent. About two hundred of them from this
end of the county were present. The meeting was promptly convened
by Chairman Jones. After disposing of the routine business necessary,
reports were asked from the committee appointed to attend the
meeting of the Commercial club on Tuesday evening. The committee
reported that arrangements had been made by the club and business
men of Dallas by which the farmer would be enabled to store cotton
if desired until February 1, 1898, free of cost of storage, insurance
and weighing, and that it would be unloaded on a vacant lot adjoining
the G. H. Schoelkopff building. That a warehouse certificate
would be issued to the owners of cotton so stored upon which
the banks will advance a loan to within $5 per bale of the value
of said cotton on day loan was asked. they further agree to place
upon the streets, a buyer in addition to Mr. Williams, who is,
at present, buying, and a man of known integrity, who shall see
that the farmers shall be properly posted as to the markets whenever
he may desire.
Lengthy discussion of the plan
followed, after which, the following resolutions were unanimously
and enthusiastically adopted:
"We, the citizens of Pleasant
Mound, in mass meeting assembled, desire to thank the merchants
and business men of Dallas for their prompt action for the relief
of the cotton growers of the county, by providing for them a
more satisfactory arrangement for the marketing of their cotton
upon the streets of Dallas.
That the arrangements as made by
the Commercial Club as set forth in the reports of our committee
satisfactory so long as they are faithfully carried out, and
that the following representative farmers of the community are
appointed as a committee of ways and means to act in concert
with a like committee of citizens club of Dallas, to confer together
as to the best means of continuing such satisfactory arrangements
as shall be to the best interests of the farmers and the city
of Dallas as a cotton market: A. S. Holifield, J. M. Hughes,
J. D. Bruton, F. R. Jones, Neely Markham, H. P. Poynter, G. C.
Petty, J. C. Fisher and J. R. Murphress.
"We further ask that the Commercial
club committee furnish the Dallas Daily Times Herald with a list
of the merchants and business men who materially assisted in
perfecting the plan for remedying the defects in the Dallas cotton
market complained of, with our request that it be published at
as early a date as possible. We desire to thank the Times Herald
for accurate reports of our actions and its advocacy of our cause.
"We reiterate our antipathy
to the buyers who infested the so-called cotton market of Dallas
in the past, by deciding to decline to allow them to handle our
cotton in future."
The best of feeling prevailed throughout
the meeting, an organization was perfected with an extensive
roll of membership to perpetuate, if possible, an association
of the cotton growers of the county. The meeting was adjourned
upon motion to be reconvened upon the call of the chair.
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AT PLEASANT MOUND
"old folk' day" will be held at the Pleasant Mound
Methodist church Sunday, June 10. G. Raymond Jones will be master
of ceremonies for the services before the noon hour. The Rev.
T. M. Kirk of Dallas will deliver the address of the morning.
According to custom, dinner will be served on the grounds.
After dinner, a program of varied features will be given.
- June 3, 1934, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, Sec. I, p. 7, col. 4.
The Pleasant Mound church is located
at the intersection of Buckner boulevard and Scyene road. Its
history dates back more than half a century, even to the early
beginnings of the Pleasant Mound community. The history of the
church and the community are linked together in an inseparable
manner There are many people now living in various parts of
the state who formerly lived in the community and worshipped
in the church. The committee in charge is very anxious that all
who formerly lived in the community, and those who belonged to
the church, return this year, so that this homecoming may be
the best that was ever held.
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