8, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 2.
STORE, Texas, Sept. 8.--The pride
of Rose Hill, her base ball club, has fallen beneath all hopes
of recovery. In the last game, the score stood 5 to 3 in favor
of Scyene, everything being quiet until the close of the game.
The stillness was then broken by a speech from the supposed bootblack
of Rose Hill, who flourished his blacking brush with all graceful
ease, while the oratorical eloquence flowed from his organs of
speech as hot and pure as any that flow from springs, with a
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ROSE HILL DRY.
Result Was Announced Yesterday
commissioners court canvassed the returns of the local option
election recently held on the Rose Hill precinct and announced
the result yesterday. Rose Hill is dry -- very dry -- by a vote
of 50 for, to 18 against local option.
10, 1893, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 2, col. 2.
An election was ordered in the
Hutchins precinct, to be held on November 4, and the drys declare
that the saloon must go in that bailiwick.
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Is Occasion of All-Day Picnic
While Housewives Spread Big Lunch.
By. R. WM. LANGLEY
Glimpses of Industrial Holiday at Rose Hill
left -- "Uncle" Henry Loving, 83, the oldest living
settler of Rose Hill. He came to Texas eighty years ago with
his parents and has lived there ever since. "Uncle"
Henry remembers the time he bought 182 acres of black land around
Rose Hill for four horses.
Upper right -- Rose Hill's new $25,000 cotton gin, officially
Center -- County Superintendent of Schools H. L. Goerner and
Representative Nathaniel Jacks of Dallas, speakers at the affair,
finding time to fill in on the homemade lunch given by the housewives
of Rose Hill.
Center right -- J. T. Clark, one of the heads of the new ginning
corporation at Rose Hill cemetery beside the business end of
the new machinery in Rose Hill's cotton gin.
Lower left -- Pleasant Ridge cemetery, donated to Rose Hill in
1878 by William and Robert Johnson of Rose Hill.
Below -- Rose Hill's famous baseball nine which played against
the Garland team at the outing at Rose Hill Friday.
Hill, Tex., April 18.-- Rose Hill celebrated its second entrance
into the industrial field Friday with the completion of its new
$25,000 cotton gin.
It was one of those days they circle
on the mental calendar and tell the grand children about during
the stormy seasons. Two hundred persons attended the affair,
which began early in the morning when the long luncheon tables
were erected, and lasted until the last dish had been washed
and the silver finally assorted and distributed to its owners.
At noon, after good will addresses
by Nathaniel Jacks and County School Superintendent H. L. Goerner,
there was an open air luncheon prepared by Rose Hill housewives.
They had everything except lobster and ice cream. And, there
was no limit to the helpings.
When an inspection of the mill
was over, several hours after the picnic lunch, the Rose Hill
nine went into the baseball diamond against the Garland team.
The game was a trifle slow and spectators blamed over indulgence
in home-made goodies.
Owned by Citizens.
The event was, literally, Rose
Hill's second start in industrial enterprise. The initial endeavor
was halted temporarily when their first cotton gin was destroyed
by fire several years ago. Thirty-five residents of the little
community each have purchased a $100 share in the new gin. The
remainder of the stock is held by J. T. Clark of Dallas and J.
T. South of Wilmer, Tex.
The organization is to be known
as the Clarson Gin company, with headquarters in Dallas. It is
expected to run the first cotton through the mill on Aug. 15,
after the first of the cotton crop comes in.
The gin is one of the most completely
equipped in Texas. The machinery is operated by a seventy-five
horse power "Y" type Fairbanks-Deisel engine. The engineer
of the plant is John Shortnacy, who has had many years of experience
on the Deisel type of engine.
Capacity of the gin, according
to Mr. Clark, will be eighty bales daily. Arrangement of the
plant is made in order that cotton may be handled with the least
possible effort. Long suction tubes lift the cotton from the
wagons and carry it through the gin by suction and belt conveyors.
A revolving table in the rear of the building holds two baling
boxes in which the cotton is compressed by air pressure. Long
pipes carry the lint and cotton seed to different parts of the
building for baling.
Day for Sun Bonnets.
It was a day for sun bonnets at
Rose Hill Friday. Practically every one of the hostesses of the
affair wore them as they busied themselves with the chicken,
home boiled ham, salads, molasses pies and cookies that were
spread along a long table. The young girls of the community wore
their summer best and carefully attended every guest, lest he
should be without a full plate.
Representative Jacks told of the
time he visited Rose Hill with his daddy, a number of years ago.
At this time, he said, he ate so much he had to find a shady
grove some distance away, where he promptly fell asleep. It was
three hours afterwards before he was found. A committee was appointed
to prevent Mr. Jacks from sleeping during the baseball game.
One of the guests of honor at the
outing Friday was "Uncle" Henry Loving, 83, the oldest
living settler of Rose Hill. He came here from Kentucky with
his parents and a brother at the age of 3, and has resided here
At that time, "Uncle"
Henry says, there was but fifteen families living in Dallas county.
The nearest neighbor was fifteen
miles from the rough hewn cabin of the Lovings. Mr. Loving, who
was captured three times during the Civil war, said that at one
time, he purchased 182 acres of the finest black land soil at
Rose Hill for four horses.
"And two of them were wild,"
he chuckled as he related his bargain.
On one occasion, while "Uncle"
Henry and his brother were still young, their parents and a negro
slave were taken seriously ill with chills. They were sick for
several days, and during that time, the two boys had gone without
"Our meat supply," said
Mr. Loving, "was hung in the fireplace. We could not reach
it and our people were too sick to get up and get it for us."
The boys were nearing the point
of starvation, when a traveler happened along and discovered
Proud of Cemetery.
19, 1925, Dallas Times Herald, Sec. II, p. 3, col. 1-6.
Rose Hill is one of the few communities
in this country that is genuinely proud of its cemetery. It is
called Pleasant Ridge cemetery. The name, undoubtedly, was taken
from its location, which is on the crest of a low hill outside
of the town.
According to the oldest residents
of Rose Hill, the plot was given to the community by William
and Robert Johnson.
The first person to be buried there
was Cassie, the 15-year-old daughter of the Rev. A. N. Keen,
one of the first Methodist ministers in this part of Texas. The
body of the preacher's daughter was laid to rest beneath a grove
of wide shade trees in 1878. For years, it was the burial place
for Texans for miles around Rose Hill because there was no charge
made for plots within the long white railing.
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ROSE HILL FOR
WAR ON HOPPERS
tons of poison, to be used in the fight now being waged by County
Farm Agent A. B. Jolley against a threatened grasshopper plague,
were shipped Saturday to Rose Hill. The shipment is consigned
to L. A. Vaughn, prominent farmer of the community, who is taking
an active part in the warfare on the pests.
19, 1925, Dallas Times Herald, Sec. II, p. 3, col. 6.
The campaign to kill off the grasshoppers
before they gain headway and start destruction of growing crops
was launched last week by Mr. Jolley in response to requests
from all sections of the county. It is planned to continue the
administration of poison through the summer months.
A similar campaign last spring
and summer resulted in the effective checking of inroads by the
A number of meetings in the interest
of the work are to be held during the coming week.
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