Buckeye News Columns - 1903

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The Matagorda County Tribune
, June 26, 1903:

 

ASHBY ANGLINGS

     Walter Renny, assistant engineer of the Plotner-Stoddard Canal Co., left Monday for Houston to visit relatives.

     Brenham Fritzner of Bay City, who is book-keeper for the Plotner-Stoddard Canal Co., visited Mr. and Mrs. Millikin, at the Buckeye farm, Sunday.

 


The Weekly Visitor
, July 17, 1903:

 

                                                           PURELY PERSONAL

     Dr. A. A. Plotner and J. W. Stoddard, of Dayton, Ohio, heavy stock holders in the Buckeye Irrigation Farm, are out on Matagorda bay on the steamer, Old Rip, for a few days fishing and having a good time generally.

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     The Buckeye Irrigation Farm started up their engine and blew the whistle Tuesday and everything went off as smooth as could be expected. Mr. Fowler tells us that they will be throwing water today. The tenants on this canal have been saved by the heavy rains and next week they can get all the water they can use and doubtless will make a good crop even if they are a little late.

 


The Matagorda County Tribune
, July 24, 1903:

 

ASHBY ANGLINGS

     The Plotner-Stoddard Canal company commenced pumping water July 17th.

     Messrs. Plotner and Stoddard of Dayton, Ohio, spent part of this week at the Buckeye Farm, of which they are the proprietors. In company with Mr. Chillson of Bay City they took a trip to Matagorda on the steamer, Old Rip, Saturday.

 


The Matagorda County Tribune
, August 14, 1903:

 

ASHBY ANGLINGS

     The farmers on the Plotner-Stoddard canal are delighted over their fine prospects for a rice crop, and Messrs. Richards and Millikin receive great praise for their good management and close attention to business which from all accounts they richly deserve.

 

TRES PALACIOS ITEMS

     Several wagons passed through Thursday from the Buckeye rice farm, en route to Midfields, after feed.

 


The Matagorda County Tribune
, August 21, 1903:

 

MARKHAM MARMALADE

     Plotner & Stoddard will build an immence warehouse at Markham and also a hotel at their farm, six miles from town.


 

The Matagorda County Tribune, August 29, 1903:

 

LOCAL PICKUPS

     General Manager Chillson, of the Buckeye Rice Farm, tells us that he is getting lumber on the ground to build a warehouse in the center of the plantation, the dimensions of which will be 60x320 feet.

 


The Matagorda County Tribune
, September 25, 1903:

 

ASHBY ANGLINGS

     W. F. Wylie and J. J. Smith will go Tuesday to help Mr. Combs of the Buckeye farm, reap his rice. J. J. Smith will run his own binder. Dickert brothers will also use their binders on the Buckeye farm.

     W. S. Millikin of the Buckeye farm says they are getting along nicely harvesting. They are running fifteen binders for the company, and Mr. Combs is running several. They will begin threshing next week. We rejoice in our neighbors’ prosperity.

 


The Matagorda County Tribune
, October 2, 1903:

 

TRES PALACIOS ITEMS

     Ernest Dawdy has made a success out of his butchering, so much so that he butchers every day now, the Buckeye rice farm being his principal buyer.

 


The Matagorda County Tribune
, October 9, 1903:

 

LOCAL PICKUPS

     W. L. Hamilton, the genial storekeeper at the Buckeye ranch, was a visitor to this city Tuesday.

     A. C. Easterling went up to Wharton Sunday last in quest of harvest hands for the Buckeye rice farm. He brought back about ten negroes from Wharton’s surplus, about a third of the number desired.

ASHBY ANGLINGS

     Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Kuykendall of Kyle came down Friday and visited their old home on the Buckeye farm.

     Mr. and Mrs. Fowler of Bay City and a friend, Geo. Miles of Nebraska, spent several days this week at the Buckeye farm, visiting Mr. and Mrs. Millikin. Mr. Fowler is paymaster for the Plotner-Stoddard company and Mr. Miles is representing a new cotton planter. They, in company with D. O. Love, went out gunning Tuesday and killed three alligators and several coons. It was a new experience to the Nebraska gentleman, as he had never seen an alligator or a coon.

 


The Matagorda County Tribune
, October 16, 1903:

 

ASHBY ANGLINGS

     Some of the farmers who have finished cutting their Providential rice have gone back to the Buckeye farm to work, others are still busy harvesting. It will soon be over, however. We have as fine rice land as there is in the county and one of the best situations on the river for a pumping plant, hence we hope to see an abundant harvest next year.

     The Buckeye farmers are getting along rapidly threshing their rice.


 

The Matagorda County Tribune, October 23, 1903:

 

TRES PALACIOS ITEMS

     Emmet Harris and Floyd Fleury who have been working with Jordan’s hay press near the Buckeye rice farm, passed through here Sunday on their way home to spend a few minutes.

 


The Matagorda County Tribune
, October 30, 1903:

 

     Dr. A. A. Plotner and Judge J. W. Stoddard, of Dayton, Ohio, proprietors of the Buckeye rice farm, arrived, Friday to spend several days looking after their fine property here, and to plan further development of the same. They left yesterday on their return home, calling very pleasantly at this office en route. These are the most thorough and sagacious developers who have entered this territory, not the least of their sagacious actions being the selection of an exceptionally able and energetic general manager in the person of Chas. F. Chillson.

 

MARKHAM MARMALADE

     Mr. Richards of the Buckeye canal gave a grand ball at the company hotel that is just finished. It was one of the swellest balls that has ever taken place in Matagorda county. Bright lights were to be seen from miles away, and it looked as if the hotel might have been some king’s palace. As the people began to gather, what negroes were there took care of the guests’ teams. Mrs. Millikin, one of the Buckeye’s charming ladies, greeted each one of her guests with a happy smile and led the way into the ball room, where delightful music floated out upon the air. At twelve o’clock, all were invited to partake of one of the finest suppers hands could prepare. All ate to their hearts’ content and then returned to the ball room and tripped the light fantastic until two o’clock, when all bid each other farewell, hoping to meet again soon. Those who attended from here were: John Blum, Jim Blackshere, Kirk Boyd, Gaddis Lewis, Boyt Green, Clark Green, Misses Josephine Falke, Leona Beaks, Sara Morris, Jessie McNeal and Dollie Huddleston. All had a delightful time.

 


The Matagorda County Tribune
, November 6, 1903:

 

MARKHAM MARMALADE

     Two couples went out driving Sunday evening, consisting of J. J. Blum and Miss Sarah Morris, J. A. Blackshere and Miss Josephine Faickney. They went over about the Buckeye farm and just returned in time for night services.

 

ASHBY ANGLINGS

     Messrs. Plotner and Stoddard have been down at the Buckeye farm looking after their abundant rice crop.

 

CARANCAHUA CONCATENATIONS

     J. L. Jordan and his hands had the misfortune to get burned out on Sunday the 25th. They do not know how the fire originated. They were camped on the Buckeye farm bailing rice straw. The young men lost their trunks and all the contents. Hamilton Rhodes was the heaviest loser, as he lost $25 in cash.

 


The Matagorda County Tribune
, December 4, 1903:

 

     General Manager Chillson, of the Buckeye company, has moved the offices of the company to the ranch, and now has his headquarters on the scene of action. He took his office force with him, and Mr. Fowler, one of them, is preparing to move his family over.

 


The Matagorda County Tribune
, December 11, 1903:

 

ASHBY ANGLINGS

     Mr. Millikin and Miss Addie Spoor of the Buckeye rice farm were down Saturday evening.

     W. S. Millikin has moved from the W. M. Kuykendahl place to headquarters on the Buckeye farm. We regret to see them leave and hope they will come back to Ashby often.

 

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