BUCKEYE IS ON A BOOM
Modern Hotel Is Complete and Other Developments Under Way
J. G. Harrison of Buckeye was in the city yesterday on business and spoke in glowing terms of the progress of his little city. Mr. Harrison stated that the hotel which has just been completed is one of the most modern in this section of the country. The hotel is modernly lighted, has several finely arranged and furnished rooms with baths and hot and cold water connections, a spacious dining room, steam heat, a splendid office room and every other equipment to give it a thorough and city-like appearance to the visitor.
In speaking of the agricultural and truck development of the place Mr. Harrison said that quite a lot of cotton would be planted next year and that seven hundred acres had been promised the gin company which is to erect a gin in Buckeye in time for next year's crop. A Mr. Vaughn has planted fifty acres to figs, is building a magnificent $5000 residence on the farm of 200 acres and will devote much of it to the crops that do well here.
Other small truck and fruit in the way of cabbage, strawberries and other smaller stuff is being planted largely, which is going to prove of considerable value to Buckeye.
"Altogether," concluded Mr. Harrison, "Buckeye is flourishing and bids fair to become quite a prominent place on the map of Matagorda County."
S. J. Fisher of Buckeye spent today in the city. Mr. Fisher has recently moved from Buckeye to Clemville, at which place he is engaged in farming.
F. R. Long, who farmed rice near Buckeye last year has moved to the Magee farm, seven miles south of Bay City, and will engage in farming cotton, corn and potatoes this year.
WILL MOVE TO BUCKEYE
The Tribune has been informed that the family of Mr. J. J. LeTulle will move to Buckeye between now and February first, at which place Mr. LeTulle will engage extensively in the growing of rice, at which he has always been signally successful.
Messrs. Henry and Erle Laraway left for Houston Saturday where they will spend the winter.
T. L. Armstrong was a visitor to Markham Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Mars and family of Markham were here Saturday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Stokes.
Mr. Frick, expert electrician of San Antonio, is here to put the finishing touches on his work in the new hotel lighting plant.
George Miller of Markham spent Saturday at Buckeye.
Mr. and Mrs. Symmonds went to Beeville last Thursday for a short visit.
Messrs. Perryman Moore and Burton Hardy drove over from the oil field Tuesday.
Mrs. James Spence and daughter arrived from Collegeport the first of the week and will make their home here where Mr. Spence and his son are engaged in the lumber and hardware business. This family will be a welcome addition to Buckeye's society.
Mr. Hardaman has moved his family into the new home he recently built north of town.
The hour of the Presbyterian Sunday school has been changed to 10 a.m. except when there are church services in the afternoon. The superintendent, Mr. Spence, also announced that a Christian Endeavor meeting would be held every Sunday evening at 7:30. This is to be a union meeting for the older people as well as the young folks, and it is hoped there will be a large attendance. These meetings will be held at the school house for the present.
Mrs. Stokes, who recently came from Oklahoma, died Friday at the home of her son, Mr. L. Stokes. Mrs. Stokes had been suffering from complication of diseases for several months. This is the second misfortune which has occurred in Mr. Stokes' family in the past few weeks, as his little son had his eye put out by a small boy at Markham who owned an air gun.
The new hotel will be in readiness next week, the furniture has been placed and the heating and lighting plants are being put in order.
Harvey Foster of Ashby was a business visitor here Monday.
The coldest weather of the season struck this vicinity the first of the week, the thermometer going to 26 degrees above zero.
Miss Leone Yerxa went to Markham Saturday.
Jack Walker of Markham was a Buckeye visitor last Friday.
Dr. and Mrs. Vaughan went to Bay City Wednesday.
Rev. Selfridge will conduct church services at Buckeye January 26, and as the school building has been divided into two rooms, the church services will be held in the dining room of the old hotel until a suitable place can be found to accomodate the increasing congregation.
Miss Louise Wortham, a member of the faculty of Buckeye Academy, is in the city, spending the weekend with Mrs. W. D. Wilson.
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Messrs. H. L. Riddle of Buckeye, J. H. Kenney of Boston and C. A. Jefts of New Hampshire were all in the city today on their way back to New England. Messrs. Kenney and Jefts are very much pleased with Matagorda County and especially with the Buckeye part of it.
MUCH ACTIVITY AT BUCKEYE
Town Building Rapidly, Hotel in Fine Shape and Many Associations Formed
New Gin Will Be Erected
H. L. Riddle, of the Plotner & Stoddard interests of Buckeye was in the city today on his way to Boston where he will attend to several important items of business having to do with the progress and prosperity of the town of Buckeye and vicinity.
It is the purpose of Mr. Riddle while in Boston to have incorporated under the laws of Massachusetts, The Buckeye Truck Growers' Association with capital stock of $50,000 and the Buckeye Canning and Preserving Co. with a capital stock of $75,000. Mr. Riddle says the New England Company will incorporate the Buckeye Gin Company, but does not know the amount of capital the same will involve.
At Buckeye there are now planted 34,000 fig trees and the people generally in the Buckeye settlement are turning their attention largely to vegetables and truck of every kind.
The new hotel, which has just been completed is a model in every respect and is said to be the most complete hostelry between Houston and Corpus Christi. It is thoroughly equipped with electric light, steam heat, has private baths with hot and cold water, while the dining room and cuisine are far above the average.
Mr. Riddle is very effectively putting the Buckeye section of Matagorda County before the public and the results he is obtaining are very gratifying.
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Mr. J. T. Eyers, secretary and treasurer of the Buckeye Fruit & Truck Growers' Association was in the city today between trains.
Mr. Glasser of Collegeport visited friends at Buckeye Monday and Tuesday.
Adolph Nezrath, park gardener at Buckeye, was a business visitor to the county seat Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. George, who came from Massachusetts last week, left for Houston Tuesday, after purchasing some land here.
Ray Bigelow transacted business here Tuesday in the interests of Swift & Co.
Mr. Von Dohlen of Bay City spent Sunday at Buckeye.
The Misses Spence went to Bay City Monday evening to attend the union meeting.
Mrs. J. M. Yarborough and children arrived Wednesday to join her husband who has purchased a farm here.
Mrs. Theodore Smith of Collegeport was the guest of Mrs. Yerxa Friday.
Mrs. Wortham spent the week end at Bay City, the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Wilson.
Mrs. Chas. Isham of Beadle visited friends at Buckeye Tuesday.
Mrs. Caroline Fisher of Markham, Mrs. Burke of Athens, Tenn., and Mr. Ross Burke of Markham visited Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Yerxa Friday.
Owing to the wet weather, Rev. L. E. Selfridge of Bay City could not hold church services here last Sunday and many were disappointed.
Dr. and Mrs. Vaughan spent a few days in Houston last week and saw the fine production, "Every Woman," while there.
Mr. Holbert was a business visitor to the county seat Saturday.
Miss Lucy Yerxa visited the Misses Poole at Bay City Saturday.
Miss Spence visited friends at Collegeport one day last week.
Mr. L. E. Beadle and family returned Saturday after a trip to Dallas and Houston.
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Mr. J. A. Milnor, assistant postmaster of Buckeye, was in the city today on business
Jack Eyers spent Thursday at the county seat.
Mr. and Mrs. Cook were here from North Dakota last week and were well impressed with this part of the county.
A. H. Yerxa was a business visitor to Galveston the last of the week.
Mrs. Milnor returned from Houston Tuesday where she spent a few days shopping.
Mr. Breauseau surprised his friends here the first of the week when he returned from a several weeks' visit at Palacios with his bride. Mr. and Mrs. Breauseau are the ninth couple to join the newly wed settlement and have the good wishes of the entire community.
Ray Bigelow of Bay City transacted business at Buckeye Tuesday.
A meeting of the Truck Growers' Association was held Monday evening in the interests of the cannery.
Mr. John Cookenboo and son Gene were here transacting business the first of the week.
A number of neighbors met at the hotel Tuesday night and enjoyed a very pleasant evening.
Mr. & Mrs. Harry Austin Clapp were here Wednesday visiting friends while on their way to Victoria where they attended the Mid Coast Congress.
Mr. Wade of Springfield, Missouri, was here this week completing plans for the cannery at Buckeye the coming season.
Misses Powers and Spence, and Messrs. Spence and Morris went to Bay City Tuesday to see "Freckles."
Mr. Holbert transacted business at Bay City Wednesday.
Miss Louise Wortham spent the week end with her sister, Mrs. W. D. Wilson at Bay City.
Allan Spoor was a business visitor to the county seat Thursday.
Messrs. Dixon and Robertson of Markham were here Thursday.
Mesdames Littlefield and Sherrif went to Bay City shopping last Friday.
Mr. James Lewis of Markham visited friends at Buckeye Tuesday.
Mr. White of Fargo, North Dakota, was a Buckeye visitor several days last week.
Miss Lucy Yerxa returned home Wednesday after spending several days with the Misses Poole of Bay City.
Mrs. Harvey Foster returned from Bay City Wednesday.
Miss Grace Smith of Collegeport was the quest of Miss Leone Yerxa Tuesday.
Buckeye is still awaiting a new railroad station. The temporary quarters are unsightly and very inconvenient to the agent as well as the patrons. Though it is over half a year since the station was destroyed by fire nothing has been done.
Mr. Powers and sons are putting up a new store and intend to open up a meat market and grocery store this summer.
FANCY Egyptian wheat seed for sale by A. H. Yerxa, Buckeye, Tex.
CITIES AND TOWNS OF OUR COUNTY
Railroads, Population, Banks.
Buckeye, population 200; located seven miles southwest of Bay City on St. Louis, Brownsville & Mexico railway main line and Collegeport branch of same road.
MATAGORDA COUNTY'S CANAL SYSTEM
Buckeye Canal Company: Equipment, 2 B. & W. Tubular boilers 250 h.p., 1 Vertical Compound Buckeye Condensing engine 250 h.p., 1 Vertical Compound Sheppard Condensing Engine 250 h.p., 230 inch California Centrifugal pumps, 2 Jet Condensers, 2 Webster open heaters, 2 boilers feed pumps, 2 oil feed pumps, 2 15,000 gallon fuel oil storage tanks, 1 complete electric light plant.
Maximum number of acres watered in any one year 5,000; length of canal and laterals 10 miles; land adjacent to canal and susceptible to water 14,000 acres.
Mr. A. H. Yerxa of Buckeye was in the city today on his way to Wadsworth where he had a corps of surveyors at work on some of the Plotner-Stoddard lands.
Rev. L. E. Selfridge of Bay City will hold church services at Buckeye Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Feb. 23. A large crowd is expected.
Mrs. Scruggs of Houston was the guest of her mother, Mrs. D. C. Howard, a couple of days last week.
Ray Bigelow was a business visitor here Monday.
Mrs. Henderson was a visitor to Bay City Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Knowles and Master Haskell spent Friday at Bay City.
Messrs. Von Dohlen and Cookenboo of Bay City were registered at the hotel here Sunday.
Mrs. Vaughan went to Houston Sunday to meet Dr. Vaughan who preceded her a few days ago.
Mrs. Wortham returned Monday from Bay City where she spent the week end with Mrs. Wilson.
Mr. Erle Laraway returned from Houston Sunday after an absence of several weeks and will take charge of the store here, owned by Plotner and Stoddard.
Mr. Holbert left for Missouri last week.
Misses Leone and Lucy Yerxa were guests of Mr. and Mrs. David Osborne at the Rugeley in Bay City last Thursday and Friday.
Miss Leone Yerxa spent Wednesday at Markham, the guest of Mrs. Fisher.
Mr. Norvell of Bay City was a Buckeye visitor Wednesday.
Mr. D. Osborne of Bay City was here on business a few days this week.
The social given by the Christian Endeavor Society of Buckeye and held in the big dining room of the new hotel last Friday night was a very pleasant affair and was enjoyed by about fifty young people who were kept busy every minute of the evening. Sandwiches and coffee were served and the participants dispersed at a late hour.
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Mr. A. H. Yerxa and daughter, Miss Leone, motored over yesterday from Buckeye.
Dr. Vaughan of Buckeye visited in Bay City yesterday, spending a portion of the day here on business.
Matagorda, Markham, Midfield, Blessing, Sargent, Gainesmore and Buckeye are all represented with handsome ads and write-ups in the special edition. This speaks volumes for the thrift and enterprise of our matchless county and will give a business tone to the paper that none can get around.
W. F. Smith and family were here from Markham Sunday to spend the day with friends.
Mr. Von Dohlen of Bay City visited Sunday at Buckeye and Beadle.
Mr. Liggett of Bay City motored to Buckeye to spend the week end with friends.
L. W. Matteson of Houston came down to spend the week end with his sister, Mrs. Yerxa.
Dr. Simons of Bay City and his two sons attended church at Buckeye Sunday afternoon.
Rev. L. E. Selfridge came over from Bay City Sunday to conduct Presbyterian church services. The attendance is increasing steadily.
Miss Campbell of Bay City attended church here Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Jim Lewis of Markham visited friends at Buckeye Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Vaughan returned from Houston Saturday.
Master Arthur Yerxa, Jr., entertained a number of his little neighbors Wednesday evening, the occasion being his sixth birthday. The little guests were Gertrude and Elizabeth Littlefield, Richard Henderson, Edgar Scruggs, Erle Laraway, Walter and Louis Littlefield.
Mr. Espacio Milnor left Friday for Corpus Christi where he will relocate.
Mr. Potter, who has been a guest at Hotel Plotner the past few days, left for his home in Missouri Monday.
Mrs. D. C. Howard went to Bay City Thursday to do some shopping.
The Truck Growers Association met last Wednesday evening to transact business.
Mr. Hugh Bowers was the guest of W. S. Terry Sunday.
Dr. Broadus was here a few days last week with his wife and son, and on Thursday evening delivered a very interesting lecture to an appreciative audience.
Dr. Vaughan and Mr. Hardaman motored to Palacios Tuesday.
Mr. Joe Foster of Missouri is here visiting his brother Harvey Foster.
Allan Spoor visited his parents at Ashby Sunday.
Misses Anna and Agnes Spence went to Collegeport Friday to attend the banquet that evening.
Mr. Hayward Long of Bay City visited friends at Buckeye Sunday.
The Washington birthday program given by the school last Saturday night was one of the best entertainments given at Buckeye and the children were a credit to their teachers, Miss Murfries and Miss Wortham, who drilled them. Mr. Odel Hodges as George Washington was exceptionally good, as were the soldiers, Messrs. Reuben Brown, Walter Littlefield and Mahlon Hodges. The quaint little quaker maidens were very charming and the school scene "When Honest Abe Was Young," was well applauded. The recitations by the little folks and the singing by the school added much to the pleasure of the evening.
Miss Frankie May of Wharton is the guest of Miss Beadle at Beadle.
Miss Leone Yerxa went to Bay City Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Hardaman were visitors to Bay City last Friday.
Mrs. W. D. Wilson and children were here from Bay City Monday to spend the day with Mrs. Wortham.
E. B. Wells of Bay City was a guest at the new hotel Sunday and Monday.
Messrs. Grover Moore and E. B. Wells motored to Beadle Sunday.
Mr. John Cookenboo and son Eugene Cookenboo motored from Bay City to transact business here Tuesday.
Ray Bigelow was a business visitor from the county seat Wednesday.
Mr. Morris drove up from Collegeport Wednesday with a party of traveling salesmen.
GIN BUILDING WILL BE BRISK IN COUNTY THIS YEAR
Several new gins will be erected in Matagorda county this year due to the fact that the cotton acreage will be increased largely over that of last year. The new gins will be erected, one at Markham, one at Wadsworth, one at Buckeye and one at Van Vleck. Heretofore not one of these places has had a gin as the principal crop was rice and but little attention paid to cotton.
For the past three years, however, cotton has been gradually increasing been found to be a necessity. [Previous sentence as written in paper.] But the increase in cotton acreage has had no il effects on rice as the acreage to be planted to the cereal this year, it is said, will be materially increased over that of last year.
The county is simply on an agricultural upgrowth due to the large influx of new people within the past year.
Mr. Ray Bigelow of Bay City was here Tuesday in the interest of Swift & Co.
A. H. Yerxa went to Galveston Tuesday on a short business trip.
Mrs. R. R. Lewis and Miss Emma Lewis of Bay City visited friends here Wednesday.
Buckeye is soon to have some cement sidewalks.
Ripe strawberries, spinach, cabbage, lettuce, onions, radishes, asparagus and other vegetables are in the gardens at Buckeye, now-days, while our northern friends cannot plant yet.
Dr. Brooks of Bay City was here professionally last Friday.
Mr. Von Dohlen of Bay City spent Sunday at Buckeye.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Foster and family went to Ashby last Sunday to visit relatives.
Mr. Chas. Tew of Bay City transacted business at Buckeye Tuesday.
Dr. and Mrs. Vaughan motored to Blessing last Saturday.
The handsome modern residence which contractor Littlefield is erecting for Dr. Vaughan is nearly completed, and is a credit to Buckeye.
Mrs. Bridges, who is suffering with an attack of erysipelas is improving.
Miss Leone Yerxa visited at Bay City the first of the week.
Mr. Allan Spoor went to Markham Sunday.
Messrs. Liggett and Glasser of Collegeport visited friends here Sunday.
Mrs. Milnor was a visitor to Bay City Saturday to do some shopping.
Mr. and Mrs. Percy Henderson welcomed a new little daughter at their home Friday, February 28th.
Mr. Jack Eyers transacted business in the county seat Friday.
A. H. Yerxa returned from a trip to Wadsworth Saturday.
Mr. Julian of Missouri purchased a farm here last week and has begun his improvements.
Mr. McGowan of Beverly, Mass., secured a farm at Buckeye a few days ago and will put in a crop this season.
Mr. E. L. Mack of Houston visited friends at Buckeye last Sunday.
Miss Fay Richards, who teaches at Ashby, visited Mrs. Harvey Foster Friday and Saturday.
Dr. Morton of Bay City was here on a professional visit last Thursday.
Mr. Frank Bond drove from Ashby Sunday to go to Bay City.
Mr. L. W. Matteson of Houston spent Sunday with relatives here.
Mr. Erle Laraway went to Bay City Tuesday afternoon on important business.
Mr. J. T. Harrison was a business visitor to the county seat Friday.
Mr. James Spence, who recently purchased some town lots for a residence is improving his property and will build a nice home in the near future.
Hotel Plotner is becoming quite popular and the Sunday dinners are an attraction for the joy riders from neighboring towns.
MIDDLECOFF SUES PLOTNER & STODDARD
Suit Instituted in Harris County Eleventh District
J. B. Middlecoff entered suit against John W. Stoddard and A. A. Plotner of Dayton, Ohio, for $2500 in the Eleventh district court Tuesday. He declared he sold Stoddard and Plotner a contract he had with them for the sale of 16,500 acres known as the Buckeye Irrigation Farm in Matagorda county; that they deeded him certain lands as part of the sale, and paid him $2500, but that $2500 is still due.
Dr. Morton of Bay City was at Buckeye Tuesday.
Mr. Jack Eyers visited in Bay City last Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Doyen were visitors to the county seat last Monday.
Mr. Ray Bigelow of Bay City was here Monday in the interests of Swift & Co.
An election was held at Buckeye Thursday for the issuing of bonds to build a new school house.
The truck growers association received their first load of tomato and cabbage crates the first of the week.
Dr. H. H. Harrington of Kingsville was here Thursday to complete arrangements for starting a demonstration farm at Buckeye.
Mr. Holbert returned from a trip to Missouri last week bringing with him a number of homeseekers who purchased farms at Buckeye.
Mrs. Vaughan went to Houston last Tuesday to meet her mother, Mrs. Knox, of New York City, who will remain at Buckeye for some time.
The Christian Endeavor Society will hold a social for the young people on the wide gallery of Hotel Plotner Friday evening. A large crowd is expected.
Among those who went to Bay City Monday evening to see "The Prince of Tonight" were Messrs. Ford and Harson, Mr. and Mrs. Yerxa and Miss Louise Wortham, Miss Leone Yerxa and Miss Lucy Yerxa.
Mr. Arthur Compsey, who spent the winter at Buckeye in the interest of his health, left for home in Massachusetts Monday, much improved and will probably return every year for the winter months.
Rev. L. E. Selfridge of Bay City, will hold church services at Buckeye Sunday afternoon at three o'clock. Sunday school will be held at 10:30 Sunday morning. The Sunday school will have an Easter program Sunday evening. Everyone is invited to attend.
A. H. Yerxa and Erle Laraway made a trip to Wadsworth Sunday.
Mr. Scott of Houston has been engaged as head gardener to succeed Adolph Mazreth for the park on the Plotner & Stoddard property and assumed his duties last week.
The substantial store building put up by Mr. Powers is nearly completed, and he will put in a stock of general merchandise soon.
Mrs. Hardeman spent Monday at Bay City to attend to some shopping.
J. C. Carrington of Bay City transacted business here Monday.
Messrs. Hogg and Jones of Collegeport were at Buckeye Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. David Osborne and Miss Helen of Bay City were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Yerxa Tuesday and Wednesday prior to their departure for Houston where Mr. Osborne is called by business.
Miss Louise Wortham spent the week end with Mrs. Wilson at Bay City.
Mrs. D. C. Howard and grandson Edgar Scruggs are visiting relatives at Alometo, Texas.
Mrs. Knox of Boston is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Vaughan.
The Misses Spence, Mr. Frances Spence and Miss Lizzie Powers spent Tuesday at the county seat.
Dr. and Mrs. Vaughan have moved into their new home and are laying out the grounds which are quite extensive.
Messrs. Tew and Bigelow of Bay City motored to Buckeye Monday to transact business.
Misses Annie and Bird Long and Miss Watkins and Haywood Long came over from the East Side Sunday to attend Sunday school and were the guests of Miss Maggie Brown.
Miss Edith Thompson of Herrington, Kansas, and Miss Grace Smith of Collegeport were guests of the Misses Yerxa Monday.
Mr. Wm. Cully with his mother and daughter, arrived from Nashville, Tenn., Sunday and will be the guest of his sister, Mrs. Milnor, at the Hotel Plotner, for several weeks.
A number of Buckeye young folks, chaperoned by Mr. and Mrs. Yorke and Mrs. Wortham enjoyed a moonlight picnic on the banks of the Colorado river Monday evening. A sausage roast was an interesting feature of the ocassion and a jolly time was reported.
Misses Leone and Lucy Yerxa spend Wednesday at Bay City the guests of Miss Adele Moore.
Mrs. H. Milnor entertained a number of her neighbors last Tuesday evening in honor of her mother, Mrs. Cully, and her neice, Miss Lena Cully. A salad course were served, and the guests spent a very pleasant evening. Those present were: Dr. and Mrs. Vaughan, Mrs. Knox, Mr. and Mrs. Yorke, Mr. and Mrs. Yerxa, Mr. and Mrs. Osborne, Mrs. Cully, Messrs. Harrison, Laraway, Spoor, Smith, Yarborough, Milnor; Misses Elizabeth Yarborough, Leone and Lucy Yerxa, Louise Wortham, Helen Osborne, Leny Cully.
NEW COTTON GINS FOR THIS COUNTY
Several new gins will be erected in Matagorda County this year, due to the fact that the cotton acreage will be increased largely over that of last year. The new gins will be erected, one at Markham, one at Wadsworth, one at Buckeye and one at Van Vleck. Heretofore not one of these places has had a gin as the principal crop was rice, and but little attention paid to cotton. Bay City is the county seat and principal city of Matagorda County.—Texas Realty Journal.
Mrs. C. B. Fisher, Mrs. Jack Walker and Mr. Burke of Markham visited Mr. and Mrs. Yerxa Tuesday.
Rev. Selfridge of Bay City had church services at Buckeye Sunday afternoon with an increasing congregation.
Mr. Von Dohlen of Bay City visited friends here Sunday.
Messrs. Leggett and Glasser of Collegeport spent the week end at Buckeye.
Mr. Frank Bond of Ashby was the guest of friends here Sunday.
Allan Spoor went to Ashby Thursday to visit a few days with home folks.
Messrs. James Lewis and Hayden McDonald of Markham drove to Buckeye Sunday to visit with friends.
Mrs. A. H. Yerxa and Master Arthur went to Bay City Monday to attend the Easter party given by little Miss Letty Lewis Himel.
Miss Edith Thompson of Herrington, Kansas, and Miss Grace Smith of Collegeport were guests of the Misses Yerxa Thursday.
The Easter program by the Sunday school last Sunday morning was well attended and the children were a credit to their teachers, Miss Agnes Spence and Miss Murfries who drilled them.
Mr. Donald Poole of Bay City attended church at Buckeye last Sunday afternoon.
The school enjoyed an egg hunt on the grass slope near the Colorado river last Friday afternoon and reported a fine time. Misses Murfries, Miss Wortham and Miss Vera Powers assisted the children in having a good time.
Ray Bigelow of Bay City was a business visitor to Buckeye Saturday.
Messrs. John Cookenboo and son, Eugene, transacted business here Wednesday.
Mrs. Henderson and little sons went to Bay City Friday.
The following guests are registered at the Hotel Plotner this week: Mr. and Mrs. John Gould, Massachusetts; Miss Lois Warren, Massachusetts; Mr. W. D. Wheeler, Massachusetts, Mr. H. D. Call, Massachusetts; Mr. L. C. Gray and son, Massachusetts; Mr. C. O. Grover, Massachusetts; Mr. T. H. Castleton, Bay City; Mr. Jud Sessions, Bay City; Mr. J. E. Cappleman, San Antonio; Hayden Swett, New Hampshire; A. B. Montgomery, Pennsylvania; G. W. Switzer, Kalamazoo, Mich.; S. P. Fairfax, St. Louis, Mo.
Mrs. T. L. Armstrong and Master Sammy were Bay City visitors Friday.
Dr. Vaughan returned from Houston last Thursday, bringing with him a large party of homeseekers who were quick to see the advantages of Buckeye and a good deal of land was sold.
A. H. Yerxa spent Monday at Wadsworth.
BUSINESS LEAGUE NOTES
The Frisco lines have recently issued a piece of literature on the Texas Gulf Coast in which there appears a map showing a swamp from Houston to Buckeye. Bay City is left off entirely. Such unwarranted discrimination as this should be rebuked and it is up to the League next Thursday night to pass a resolution condemning such omission as this. This same thing occurred once before. It is either due to carelessness or discrimination against us; at any rate, there is no excuse for such errors and it would be proper for the Bay City Business League to ask for the recall of this piece of literature.
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Mr. J. J. LeTulle, formerly of this city, but now of Buckeye, motored over yesterday. Mr. LeTulle states that everything is looking good with him and that farming operations are well under way.
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Mr. J. K. Harrison of Buckeye, spent today in the city on business and expressed himself as more pleased that ever with the Buckeye outlook. He informed us that the strawberry industry at Buckeye is looking fine and that they will ship their first car of cabbage next week. Mr. H. L. Riddle, of Boston, who is largely interested in the Buckeye project, will arrive in this section in the early part of next week. Mr. Harrison is well pleased with the Tribune's special and says it is a great credit to our town and county and that it ought to do us a great amount of good
Miss Ferguson, who has been the guest of Miss Murfries, the past week returned to her home at Thomaston Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Abbot and family of Massachusetts were guests at Hotel Plotner this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Gould, who arrived with the excursion party two weeks ago, left for their home in Massachusetts Monday, after buying a farm in Buckeye. They were very much pleased with everything pertaining to Texas and made many friends during their visit here.
Miss Leone and Miss Lucy Yerxa had as their guests for the week end the following young folks, Miss Francis Poole, Kathryn Poole of Bay City and Margaret Zuber of Bryan, Texas. Messrs. Victor LeTulle of Bay City, Frank Bond of Ashby, Jim and Hayden McDonald of Markham, and Erle Laraway of Buckeye.
Mrs. Alice Scruggs arrived Sunday from Houston and will spend the month of April with her mother, Mrs. D. C. Howard.
Mr. Ira Doyen is enjoying a visit from his father who arrived this week from Massachusetts.
Mrs. C. Howard and grandson returned Sunday from a visit with relatives at Alameta, Texas, and had a narrow escape when their train was wrecked, the next car to them being over turned, and the car they were in was partly derailed.
Mr. Furber with Mrs. Fisher and Mrs. Jack Walker drove from Markham Sunday and visited Mr. and Mrs. Yerxa.
Mr. Smith who has been at Buckeye for the past few months left for his home at Palacios Saturday.
Miss Louise Wortham was a Bay City visitor Saturday.
Donald Poole and Misses Thompson and Trotter of Bay City motored to Buckeye Sunday and visited friends.
Mr. Von Dohlen of Bay City visited his Buckeye friends Sunday.
Miss Grace Smith and Miss Edith Thompson came from Collegeport Friday and were the guests of the Misses Yerxa between trains.
Mr. Hardaman, who was thrown from his horse last week and hurt, is recovering.
Allan Spoor returned from Ashby Wednesday after a visit with home folks.
Ray Bigelow of Bay City motored to Buckeye Tuesday in the interest of Swift & Co.
The Truck Growers Association met at the Riddle office building Wednesday evening.
Two parties of young people went to Markham last Saturday evening to see the play "The Fisherman's Luck" given by local talent for the benefit of the school library. The little play was very well presented, and was greeted by an enthusiatic audience and nearly 40 dollars taken in. Mr. and Mrs. Yorke and Mr. and Mrs. Yerxa chaparoned the parties which comprised the following young folks: Misses Ethel, Agnes, and Anna Spence, Lizzie and Vera Powers, Lena Cully, Frances and Kathryn Poole, Leone and Lucy Yerxa and Margaret Zuber, and Messrs. Jim and Otto Powers, Frances Spence, Liggett and Laraway and Powers.
Miss Anna Murfries entertained her Sunday school class Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs. Wortham and a pleasant evening was spent. After matters of business were disposed of the rest of the evening was spent in enjoyment and refreshments were served before the guests dispersed. The different classes in the Sunday school have recently been formally organized and meet once a month at the home of different members.
Mrs. Sig Brown and Mrs. Blake with their house guests, Mr. and Mrs. Crowly of St. Joseph, Mo., drove out from Markham Tuesday to see the recent improvements and other points of interest at Buckeye.
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Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Yerxa entertained with a picnic supper at their home in Buckeye Friday evening. The delicious supper was spread on the lawn at sunset, and was heartily enjoyed as were the games, music, etc., which followed, by Misses Margaret Zuber, Louise Wortham, Lena Cully, Kathryn Poole, Lucy Yerxa, Leone Yerxa, and Messrs. Gray, Laraway, Von Dohlen, Poole, McCrosky, Lewis, Wells, Arthur Yerxa and Mr. and Mrs. Yerxa.
Miss Elizabeth Yarborough entertained a number of young people at her home last Monday evening.
Mr. Jack Eyers was a business visitor to the county seat Wednesday.
Miss Leone Yerxa went to Bay City Thursday to attend the Austin reception at the home of Mrs. Geo. E. Serrill.
Mrs. Hodges and Miss Etta spent Wednesday at Bay City on a shopping tour.
Mr. and Mrs. George Riley spent the day at Bay City Wednesday.
Mr. MacGowan, who purchased land here some time ago, is putting up a new residence.
Mrs. Alice Scruggs was a visitor to Bay City Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Borden of Pierce motored from Pierce Saturday to look after business interests at Beadle.
Mrs. Theo Smith of Collegeport and her house guest, Miss Thompson of Herrington, Kansas, visited friends here Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Isham of Beadle were at Buckeye Saturday visiting friends.
Miss Warren visited at the county seat Saturday.
Misses Leone and Lucy Yerxa were guests of Mrs. Chas. Isham of Beadle Tuesday and Wednesday.
Two machine loads of young folks motored to Buckeye last Friday evening and were the guests of the Misses Yerxa, who served a picnic supper on the lawn of Lucialeone park at sunset. Those present were the Misses Poole of Bay City, Miss Zuber of Bryan, Miss Cully of Nashville, Tenn., and Miss Wortham of Buckeye; Messrs. Poole, McCrosky, Von Dohlen, and Wells of Bay City, Lewis of Markham, Laraway and Gray of Buckeye.
Dr. Vaughan was a business visitor to Houston this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Milnor, Mrs. Cully and Miss Cully were passengers to Bay City Saturday.
Mr. John Cookenboo of Bay City transacted business here Thursday.
A party of eight arrived the first of the week from Massachusetts, having purchased tracts of land here previously, and will farm this year. Another party is expected in a few days.
Mr. W. B. Simmons of Massachusetts arrived the first of the week to complete arrangements for the canning factory to be put in Buckeye.
Dr. Broaddus was a business visitor here Wednesday.
Mr. Erle Laraway went to Markham Thursday.
Mr. Ray Bigelow was here Thursday in the interests of Swift & Co.
Mrs. Lamson visited at Bay City Wednesday.
H. L. Riddle, who is in charge of the sale of the land at Buckeye, arrived in Buckeye from Boston last Saturday.
Work on the new canning plant has been started and will be completed in about six weeks. It will have a capacity of 10,000 cans per day, and will be equipped to can tomatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, beans, etc. About 150 acres will be put to tomatoes and a like amount to sweet potatoes.
R. E. Henderson, who has a large gasoline engine plowing and disking outfit, is working it day and night.
Last Saturday a contract was let by Mr. Riddle to the Continental Gin Co. for the erection of a four-stand cotton gin which will have gins capable of ginning long staple cotton. Work will be commenced on the gin building this week. The farmers at Buckeye and nearby will have in about 400 acres of cotton.
The Daily Tribune, April 17, 1913:
WANTS SPECIAL EDITION
Salem, Mass., April 8, 1913.
I saw by your March 14, 1913, issue, that you were going to get out a special 64-page paper. As I am interested in Buckeye I am enclosing stamps and would be very grateful if you would send me one.
Thanking you in advance, I remain,
Very truly yours,
BENJ. A. MANSFIELD.
11 Green Street, Salem, Mass.
P.S. I had the honor to spend two days in Bay City last October. It is a very interesting city and was surprised at the amount of business done.
RAPID DEVELOPMENT AT BUCKEYE
New Depot Material on Ground, Canning Factory and Gin Assured,
and Farming Operations Well Under Way
G. M. Magill and the writer made a flying trip to Buckeye this morning for the purpose of seeing just what was in progress in that hustling little city. We were more than pleasingly surprised at the development in progress, for there is perhaps not a place the size of Buckeye on the Gulf Coast where material progress is more pronounced than at this place. We remained in Buckeye only a few moments, but learned much of what was going on and the plans of the enterprising people.
A new depot is being erected now. Material arrived a few days ago and workmen are laying the foundation for the structure, which is to be a commodious and comfortable arrangement for the accomodation of the Buckeye territory.
Dr. Vaughan, who has recently moved to Buckeye and now possesses a modern and splendid home, informed us this morning that work on the canning factory had started and that the contract for a gin had been signed. The gin will be ready for the fall ginning. Dr. Vaughan told us that quite a large acreage would be planted to tomatoes this year, that these would be canned by the Buckeye cannery and that the entire output had already been sold to Boston wholesalers. The goods will be shipped via the Intercoastal Canal from Matagorda to Galveston thence by water to Boston. The cannery will also preserve figs and take care of other vegetables, all of which has been sold to Boston people.
The new hotel at Buckeye is the pride of the people and well it deserves it, for it is very complete in every particular and in keeping thoroughly, with the progressiveness of the place and the citizens.
Farming is well advanced in this section. In fact, there is nothing backward to be seen around or in Buckeye, which is soon to be quite a prominent place on the map of Matagorda county.
Miss Agnes Hardaman entertained a number of her friends Tuesday evening and gave them an unusually good time. Games and dancing made the time pass very quickly and refreshments, consisting of sandwiches, cakes and punch were served. About thirty young folks were present.
Miss Helen Beadle of Beadle was here Wednesday on her way to Edna where she went to attend the Federation of Women's Clubs.
The Misses Yerxa returned Monday from Bay City where they spent the week end with Misses Poole.
Mrs. Alice Scruggs went to Bay City Monday to do some shopping.
Mrs. George Riley returned from Bay City Monday.
The Truck Grower's Association held a business session Monday evening. Mr. H. L. Riddle addressed the meeting.
Mr. and Mrs. Doyen and Mr. and Mrs. Rathburn drove to Markham Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Swatsky are entertaining a little daughter who arrived Saturday.
Dr. Vaughan returned Friday from a business trip to Houston.
Mr. Mahon Hodges visited at the county seat Tuesday.
The Powers building is completed and is a substantial addition to Buckeye. Mr. Powers will soon put in a stock of goods and a meat market. The second floor will be occupied by Mr. Powers' family.
Mr. and Mrs. Henderson and family left Tuesday for their former home in Beverly, Mass., and will return to Buckeye in September.
The young people in Miss Murfries and Mr. Spence's Sunday school classes will give an ice cream social at the hotel Thursday evening.
Miss Louise Wortham spent Saturday at Bay City, the guests of her sister, Mrs. Wilson.
A. H. Yerxa and daughter, Miss Lucy, returned from Houston Friday.
The school children enjoyed a picnic at Cox lake near the Hodges farm last Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Hodges and Miss Murfries helped the young folks have a good time.
The Misses Spence went to Collegeport last Saturday to attend the Carter recital.
Col. John N. Simpson of Dallas was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Yerxa Wednesday.
Mr. H. L. Riddle of Boston, Mass., who is conducting the land developments at Buckeye, spent several days here this week, during which time he closed several important business deals, one of which was the cotton gin, which will be in operation for this summer's crop. Construction has begun on the new canning factory and will soon be running.
Ray Bigelow visited friends at Buckeye Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Isham of Beadle were Buckeye visitors Wednesday.
Among the recent arrivals at Hotel Plotner are the following: W. C. Brashear, Houston; J. R. Sheldon, Glen Falls, N. Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hicks, Glen Falls, N. Y.; Miss Margaret Wade, and Miss Maggie Murphy, Glen Falls, N.Y.; J. B. Cookenboo and A. B. Von Dohlen, Bay City; E. G. Jones, Dallas; W. H. Garner, Nashville, Tenn.; H. L. Riddle, Boston, Mass.; Mr. and Mrs. Frank LaFleur, North Hampton, Mass.; Chas. M. Trick, San Antonio, W. E. Fullen, Texas.
Mr. Von Dohlen of Bay City visited friends here last Sunday.
There is some talk of a new telephone system at Buckeye in the near future.
MRS. R. R. LEWIS AND MISS EMMA LEWIS ENTERTAIN
On yesterday morning Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Lewis and Miss Emma Lewis, in compliment to their house guests, for the ball Friday night, and for the week-end as well, went down to Ashby for a picnic, the entire party of thirty going down in cars, returning by moonlight. The day was ideal, kodaking and various other outdoor attractions added to the enjoyment of the party. The party was chaperoned by Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Harty and Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Yerxa of Buckeye, the personnel being Misses Jeannie Vineyard, Ethel Gaines, Elsa Landwehr, Minnie Kattman, Norma Autrey of Houston; Grace Smith and Edith Thompson of Collegeport Lucy and Leone Yerxa of Buckeye; Mrs. C. B. Fisher of Markham, and Messrs. R. T. Bigelow, C. M. Carter, Bob Benge, E. B. Wells, Rowland Rugeley, of Bay City; Jim Lewis, G. R. Burke, Hayden McDonald and T. J. Walker of Markham; Frank Bond of Ashby, Earl Laraway of Buckeye, Bob Wells of Houston, M. J. Murphy, Jr., Master Arthur Yerxa of Buckeye.
MISSES YERXA OF BUCKEYE ENTERTAIN THIS AFTERNOON
Misses Leone and Lucy Yerxa of Buckeye will be hostess this afternoon and evening to Misses Elsa Landwehr, Minnie Kattman, Norma Autrey, Jeannie Vineyard and Ethel Gaines of Houston, the guests of Mrs. R. R. Lewis and Miss Emma Lewis since Friday, the young ladies going over to Buckeye at noon today,—returning tomorrow for Mrs. Lewis' reception in compliment to Mrs. A. R. Rucks of Angleton who arrives today to be the guests of Mrs. Lewis for a few days.
The social given by the Bible classes of the Sunday school last Thursday night was an unusually delightful affair, and the hotel lobby was taxed to its upmost. Ice cream and delicious cake were served each guest. These entertainments are popular with the older people as well as the younger folks of Buckeye as the entertainment committee provides amusements suited to all.
Mr. Hardaman and sons and Mr. Jake Eyers returned Monday from a few days outing on the bay.
Frank Bond of Ashby visited friends here Thursday.
Miss Leone Yerxa returned from the Lewis house-party at Bay City Monday and was accompanied by the Misses Gaines, Vineyard, Landwehr, Kattman and Autry, all of Houston. A number of young men from Bay City motored over and spent the evening among whom were Messrs. Wells, Carter and Bigelow and Lewis and McDonald of Markham, and Bond of Ashby, and John Roach of Blessing. The young ladies returned to Bay City next day to assist Mrs. R. R. Lewis who entertained that evening.
Mr. J. T. Harrison motored to Bay City last Friday evening accompanied by the Misses Powers, Mrs. Wortham, and Miss Louise Wortham, all of whom attended the Moose ball.
Mr. Erle Larawaay attended the Moose ball at Bay City Friday night.
Mr. Dodge arrived from the North the first of the week to farm at Buckeye.
Rev. L.E. Selfridge of Bay City will hold church services here next Sunday, April 27.
Mr. Roberts of San Antonio was the guest of Mrs. Milnor and her neice Miss Cully the first of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Yorke complimented the young folks of Buckeye Wednesday evening with a hay ride out to the old Elliott place where a sausage roast was held and a very jolly time was reported.
Mrs. Caroline Fisher of Markham was the guest of Mrs. Yerxa Tuesday night and Wednesday.
Among those who went to Bay City to attend the reception given by Mrs. R. R. Lewis for Mrs. Rucks of Angleton last Tuesday, were Mrs. Knox, Mrs. Vaughan, Mrs. Yerxa and Lucy and Leone Yerxa.
Mr. and Mrs. George Riley visited at the county seat Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Yerxa and family spent Sunday at Ashby.
Mr. and Mrs. Jules Ducros of Bay City drove to Buckeye Sunday to see the recent improvements.
The Buckeye Sunday school and their friends joined in a picnic on the Colorado river banks last Saturday near where the new county bridge will soon connect Bay City with Buckeye, and after a bountiful dinner, games and races occupied the afternoon.
Mrs. D. C. Howard spent the week end at Beadle, the guest of Mrs. Chas. Isham.
Mrs. Alice Scruggs and son, Edgar, spent Saturday at Bay City.
Dr. Vaughan left for Houston Saturday to be gone for several days.
Mr. Magill motored over from Bay City with a party of men the last of the week.
Mr. Glasser of Collegeport visited friends here the first of the week.
Miss Anna Spence visited at Bay City the first of the week.
Mr. Yerxa went to Houston Monday on a short business trip.
The Daily Tribune, April 30, 1913:
BUCKEYE TRUCK GROWERS' ASSOCIATION TO MEET
Mr. A. H. Yerxa, of Buckeye, was in the city today and informed us that the Buckeye Truck Growers' Association would meet in Buckeye on Saturday evening, May 3d. Interested persons are invited.
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The east bound St. L., B. & M. passenger train was delayed five hours at Buckeye yesterday on account of the track being torn up for a considerable distance by a derailed box car. The train due here at 3:35 reached the city at 8:10.
Mr. Jim Perry of Palacios was here the first of the week and promised to secure a handsome wife for each of the Bashful Bachelors of Buckeye in return for their votes. A stampede at the pole is expected.
Mr. and Mrs. Grover Moore, nee Miss Beadle, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Yerxa Sunday while on their way from Bay City to Beadle.
Quite a good deal of interest was evidenced in the trainloads of soldiers passing through on their way to the border last week, and the flat cars loaded with grim looking cannot looked like business.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Brown had as their guests Sunday the Sanders family from Palacios.
Mr. Bert Carr of Bay City was a business visitor to Buckeye Friday.
Miss Frances Benedict came up from San Benito last Friday and went to Citrus Grove to visit friends.
Mr. Harry Milnor was at Bay City shopping Friday.
Mrs. James Spence spent last Saturday at Bay City.
Mr. John Dickert of Ashby was at Buckeye to secure the news from Mexico where his sons are engaged in farming near Tampiso.
Mr. Vernon Russell left for his former home in Massachusetts where he was called by the ill health of his parents.
Catholic services were held at Buckeye Thursday, the priest coming from Port Lavaca.
Mr. and Mrs. Yerxa went to Bay City Friday evening to see "Within the Law."
Miss Vera Powers entertained the L.B.T. Club Wednesday evening, and gave her guests an unusually good time.
Mr. Qua was a business visitor to Bay City the first of the week.
Miss Ethel Spence and Mr. L. E. Liggett motored from Collegeport last Sunday evening and attended Sunday school at Buckeye.
Unusually heavy rain covered the county with water Monday and in a few hours hardly a trace of standing water could be seen, which speaks well for the drainage around Buckeye.
Wild dewberries are very plentiful in Matagorda County this spring and are unusually fine.
Miss Leone Yerxa went to Bay City Thursday to assist at the Moore reception that afternoon.
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Mr. Sam H. Dixon, editor of the Texas Farm & Fireside and state inspector of orchards and trees arrived in the city today on his way to Blessing and Buckeye where he is to deliver some talks on agriculture. While in the city today he was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Carey Smith.
The following young folks motored over from Bay City Sunday evening to call on friends: Misses Dell Moore, Polly Robertson and Freidrich and Messrs. Murphy, Keller and Moore.
Mr. and Mrs. Highberger and Mr. Pernell motored over from Bay City Sunday.
The Misses Powers were hostesses to the young people of Buckeye last Thursday evening in the new Powers building which has just been completed. Those who do not care for dancing found amusements in games. Ice cream and cake were served late in the evening.
An impromptu dance was held in the reading room of the Hotel Plotner last Wednesday evening, and was enjoyed by a number of Buckeye young folks.
Melvin Spoor of Simpsonville visited his brother Allen at Buckeye Wednesday.
The Misses Yerxa returned from Collegeport Monday where they were guests at the Theodore Smith house party for the week end. About twenty enjoyed the delightful hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Smith and their daughter, Miss Grace.
Master Edgar Scruggs celebrated his eleventh birthday Monday evening with a number of his young friends. Games and music made the time pass very quickly. Those present were Elizabeth and Gertrude Littlefield, Letty Lewis Himel, Walter and Lewis Littlefield and Arthur Yerxa, Jr.
Ray Bigelow of Bay City was a visitor here Saturday.
Frank Bond of Ashby visited friends here Wednesday and Thursday.
Mrs. Vaughan left Thursday for Houston for a few days visit.
Rev. L. E. Selfridge held church services at Buckeye last Sunday with an ever-increasing congregation. A number of Bay City people were present including Mrs. Selfridge and children, Miss Callie Metzger and J. M. Magill.
Mrs. Himel and little daughter were guests of Mrs. Yerxa Monday and Tuesday.
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Mr. M. B. Coe of Buckeye, spent yesterday in Bay City on business. Mr. Coe is only recently from Oklahoma and is engaged in trucking at Buckeye. He is making arrangements to sink some shallow wells for irrigating purposes.
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Smith of Collegeport motored to Buckeye Sunday and visited friends.
Miss Holman of Bay City spent Sunday at Beadle, the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Isham.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Anderson, nee Harrison, were guests at Hotel Plotner the first of the week, and left for Palacios Wednesday.
Mr. Barnes of Wadsworth was the guest of friends at Buckeye Wednesday.
Mr. Carrington of Bay City was here on business Wednesday.
J. M. Magill motored from Bay City to transact business. Mrs. King and daughter accompanied him.
Dr. Davis of Markham was here on professional business Tuesday.
J. Strong of Houston is a guest at Hotel Plotner.
Dr. A. A. Plotner of the Plotner & Stoddard firm, returned to Dayton, O., Thursday after spending a couple of weeks at Buckeye.
Mr. E. H. Turner, a prominent lawyer of Dayton, O., spent a couple of weeks at Buckeye, returning home Thursday.
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Doyen will be pleased to know of the arrival of a fine little ten-pound girl last Tuesday, May the sixth.
The C. E. Society will give a social at the Riddle office buiding Friday evening, when ice cream and cake will be sold for a small sum. A large attendance is expected.
Dr. and Mrs. Vaughan returned from Houston Friday where Mrs. Vaughan went to meet her husband who had been on an extended trip east.
Miss Leone and Lucy Yerxa had as guests Saturday, Sunday and Monday the following, Miss Grace Smith of Collegeport, Mrs. Caroline Fisher of Markham, and Miss Edith Thompson and Messrs. Henry Laraway of Houston, Jim Lewis, George Burke and Hayden McDonald of Markham and Erle Laraway of Buckeye.
The canning factory building is nearly completed and will soon be in operation.
Mr. Von Dohlen of Bay City spent Sunday at Buckeye.
Hon. Sam H. Dixon, editor of the Texas Farm and Fireside, addressed a gathering of about eighty people Saturday evening at Buckeye and gave some valuable information concerning the resources of this section, and excellent advice to the truck growers of this community. His remarks were well received. Prof. R. W. Persons also gave an interesting talk and offered his services to the farmers who wish help in the best method of raising crops. Mr. E. H. Turner, of Dayton, O., as chairman, added much to the enjoyment of the evening. At the conclusion of the program ice cream and cake were served in abundance to everyone.
Mr. Henry Laraway of Houston spent the week end at Buckeye with his brother, Erle Laraway.
The Misses Spence entertained the members of the Bible class Tuesday evening in honor of the Misses Murfries and Wortham, who leave Buckeye soon.
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Miss Louise Wortham, who is teaching school at Buckeye, came in today to spend today and Sunday with her sister, Mrs. W. D. Wilson.
Mrs. Alice Scrugs, who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. D. C. Howard, returned to Houston last week.
Mr. Jack Walker, Mrs. C. B. Fisher and George Burke visited Buckeye Monday.
Mrs. Wortham, who has been suffering with a sprained ankle, is improving.
Mr. Ed Morris of Collegeport visited friends at Buckeye Sunday.
The C. E. Social last Friday evening was a success both financially and socially. A very interesting program occupied the earlier part of the evening, and punch, ice cream and cake were sold. These socials are well attended and are becoming interesting events.
The mothers and fathers day service given by the Sunday school last Sunday was appreciated by all who attended.
Miss Wortham and Miss Murfries spent Sunday at Bay City.
Messrs. Liggett and Glasser motored to Buckeye and spent Sunday, returned home to Collegeport Monday.
Mr. Harrison motored to Bay City Thursday.
A. H. Yerxa and A. H., Jr., motored to Wadsworth Saturday.
Mr. Norman of Beadle was a Buckeye visitor Sunday.
Mrs. Chas. Isham of Beadle visited friends at Buckeye Saturday.
Miss Grace Smith and her guest, Miss Edith Thompson, came up from Collegeport Saturday morning and were joined by Miss Vivian Roach and Mr. John Roach of Blessing, Mrs. Erle Laraway and the Misses Yerxa of Buckeye, all of whom drove to Markham to join the Fisher house party.
The Misses Spence motored to Bay City on Monday.
A box supper for the benefit of the library is to be held at Buckeye May 23, and a large attendance is expected.
Dr. Davis of Markham called at Buckeye professionally Sunday.
Mrs. Milnor spent Tuesday at Bay City shopping.
Some of the young people enjoyed an informal dance in the Riddle office building Monday night.
Mr. David Osborne of Bay City spent a few days at Buckeye this week.
There will be but one more week of school this spring.
Mr. John Cookenboo of Bay City transacted business here Saturday for the Wm. D. Cleveland Co.
Mr. Chas. Tew was a business visitor from Bay City Tuesday.
Ray Bigelow of Bay City visited Buckeye Monday.
F. I. Rayner left for his home in Massachusetts, after an extended visit here, where he owns property.
Attorney R. R. Lewis of Bay City was guest of Mr. and Mrs. Yerxa Sunday.
A. H. Yerxa and Miss Leone motored to Bay City and Palacios Wednesday.
Dr. Davis of Bay City motored to Buckeye Sunday with his wife and daughter and were guests of Dr. and Mrs. Vaughan.
Trains were detoured via the Southern Pacific Tuesday owing to a freight wreck on the Brownsville, south of Buckeye, in which an oil car and several freight cars burned.
Mrs. Hicks and Miss LeFleur returned from Bay City Wednesday.
TRAIN CAUGHT FIRE
A freight train on the Brownsville road caught fire three miles west of Buckeye Tuesday about 2 o’clock and six cars loaded with merchandise were destroyed. The origin of the fire is unknown. The north bound passenger was sent over the Southern Pacific in order to get by the wreck.
Rev. L. E. Selfridge of Bay City will hold services at Buckeye Sunday and special meetings will be held all next week. Everyone will be welcome.
A library is the latest ambition in Buckeye. A box supper Friday with a little play is the first of a series of entertainments to add to the fund, while books are being donated by interested friends who appreciate the value of this move to the community.
A number of the young people went on a straw ride to the old Elliot place a few miles south of Buckeye last Monday where they served a lunch.
Mr. Chas. Knox of New York arrived Sunday and is the guest of his sister, Mrs. Vaughan.
Mr. H. R. Riddle arrived Tuesday from Boston, to attend to his many business interests here.
Mr. Von Dohlen of Bay City spent Sunday at Buckeye, as usual.
Mr. and Mrs. Yerxa motored to Houston last Thursday returning Saturday.
Miss Agnes Hardaman entertained a few guests last Friday evening.
Mr. Yorke suffered from an attack of acute indigestion the first of the week but has improved.
The Sunday school at Buckeye is steadily growing, and the Bible classes are proof of the interest shown.
Mr. Ray Bigelow motored to Buckeye the first of the week to transact business for Swift & Co.
Mr. Theodore Cary of Kingsville was a business visitor this week.
Mesdames Walker and Fisher and Mr. George Burke of Markham visited friends Thursday.
John Gore of Markham was here on business a few days this week.
Mr. Milnor was a business visitor to Bay City Wednesday.
Messrs. Harrison and Riddle motored to the county seat Wednesday.
Mr. Liggett of Collegeport was the guest of friends the first of the week.
The pupils of the school are planning a program to be given in the Riddle building next Wednesday when school will close, and friends are invited.
Dr. and Mrs. Vaughan who possess a fine Victrola entertained a few friends with some excellent music Tuesday.
A meeting of the truck growers association was held in the Riddle building Wednesday night.
Mrs. Howard and grandson, Edgar Scruggs, spent Monday at Bay City.
Mr. Lamson returned from Brownsville the first of the week.
The Misses Leone and Lucy Yerxa entertained the young folks of Buckeye Wednesday evening with the lively game of the progressive Bunco. Miss Elizabeth Yarborough and Mr. Wm. Riley were awarded the head prizes, while Miss Madeline Irving and Mr. Dave Brown were consoled with the booby prizes. Cakes and cream were served. Those present were Misses Agnes, Ethel and Anna Spence, Nellie Murfries, Louise Wortham, Lizzie and Vera Powers, Madaline Irving, Elizabeth Yarborough, Agnes Hardaman and Coe; Messrs. Francis Spence, Jim Powers, Erie Laraway, Chas. Knox, Dave and Reuben Brown, Odie Hodges, Wm. Riley, George and Dave Hardaman, Jack Eyers, Julian and Allen Spoor, Gray and Coe.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
A. A. Plotner et al to Halbert B. Julian, W. D.; consideration $2730; certain lands in the county of Matagorda known as the Buckeye Irrigation Farms, located in the John C. Keller League No. 4; G.B.M. Cotton League No. 5; Phumphrey Burnett half League, C. G. Cox League No. 6; and J. C. Partain League.
Rev. L. E. Selfridge of Bay City is here this week holding special meetings with a view to establishing a Presbyterian church. He is assisted by Mr. Mitchell of the Brazos Presbytery. The meetings here have been well attended from the start.
G. M. Magill attended church at Buckeye Sunday afternoon.
Miss Lois Warren returned from San Antonio Saturday and is a guest at Hotel Plotner.
H. L. Riddle returned north last Saturday after a short business visit at Buckeye.
School closed Wednesday with a nice little program by the pupils which was enjoyed by a number of parents and friends. The past term has been a very successful one, owing to the efforts of Miss Nellie Murfries, principal, and Miss Louise Wortham, primary teacher. Ice cream and cake were served the pupils after the program—provided by the teachers.
The box supper given by the Esther class of the Sunday school for the benefit of the new public library last Friday night was a great success, financially as well as socially, and about forty dollars was cleared. A little play, "The Ladies Aid Society" provoked much merriment, and several musical numbers were enjoyed, after which the boxes were auctioned off by Mr. Yorke who is master at the art, and whose wit coaxed the shakles from the pockets. A number who could not attend expressed their commendation of the undertaking by sending donations unsought.
Miss Callie Metzger of Bay City attended church here last Sunday.
Mr. Erle Laraway returned from a short visit in Houston Monday.
Mr. Jim Powers was a business visitor to Houston the first of the week.
Mr. John Cookenboo of Bay City transacted business at Buckeye Saturday.
Dr. Vaughan, accompanied by J. A. Brown, A. H. Yerxa and Ira Doyen motored to Van Vleck to inspect the new school building.
Mrs. L. E. Beadle and Miss Helen were here from Beadle Sunday.
SCHOOL NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC GENERALLY
Those who may wish to transfer scholastics from one district to another should make application before August 1. Forms for doing so will be found with each of the following:
No. 2, John Ottis, Wadsworth No. 12, W. E.DeBolt, Dunbar
No. 3, R. F. Faickney, Van Vleck No. 13, G. H. Hamlin, Carancahua
No. 4, S. P. Allen, Pledger No. 14, J. A.Brown, Buckeye
No. 5, Sam Kennedy, Bay City No. 15, J. E. Legg, Ashby
No. 9, W. F. Smith, Markham No. 17, J. D. Evans, Collegeport
No. 10, F. P. Lunds, Midfields No. 18, G. W. Corporan, Citrus Grove
No. 11, C. E. Duller, Blessing No. 21, Harry Best, Blessing
Bay City superintendent, R. E. Scott; Palacios, J. F. Barnett; Markham, T. J. Walker; Matagorda, J. B. Hawkins.
Matagorda County, Texas
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Jas. Powers, Jr., of Buckeye was in the city yesterday and informed us that his father and himself had opened a new store at Buckeye consisting of a complete line of general merchandise, meats, ice cream and cold drinks. This new firm has placed an ad in the weekly Tribune to which we direct the attention of our readers.
Mr. Harry Austin Clapp of Collegeport visited with friends at Buckeye last Thursday on his way home from Cuero where he attended the Mid-Coast Congress.
Mrs. L. E. Beadle and Master Billy were here from Beadle Tuesday calling on friends.
Miss Anna Spence spent the week end with friends at Collegeport.
Dr. Vaughan motored to Houston first of the week, Mrs. Vaughan accompanying him.
Mr. Henry Laraway of Houston spent the week end at Buckeye with his brother, Erle.
Mr. and Mrs. Bridges who spent several months at Buckeye returned to Alvin last Thursday.
A. H. Yerxa returned from Wadsworth last Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Spence left for Collegeport last Thursday where Mrs. Spence will remain a couple of weeks with friends.
The people of Buckeye are delighted to see work on the new Brownsville station beginning and as a good number of men are employed it will proceed rapidly.
Rev. T. C. Johnson of Houston who has been here for several days conducting the meetings left Thursday.
Mr. Mitchell, who has assisted in holding the meetings the past ten days, left Thursday for Bay City.
Miss Leone and Miss Lucy Yerxa will be guests of Mrs. Fisher of Markham Friday and Saturday.
Rev. Selfridge, who conducted the meetings the first part of last week at Buckeye, left for Bay City Saturday. Dr. Johnson of Houston taking charge for the remaining time.
Mr. Liggett of Collegeport was the guest of friends here Sunday.
Mrs. Chas. Isham, with her daughter, Viola, who returned from Kenilworth Hall at Austin Sunday, were here from Beadle to visit friends Monday.
Mrs. Milnor was a visitor to Bay City Thursday.
Mrs. Fisher and Mrs. Jack Walker and Mr. Jim Lewis drove from Markham last Friday and spent the day with Mr. and Mrs. Yerxa.
Miss Nellie Murfires left for her home Saturday after a very successful year as teacher at Buckeye.
Mrs. Wortham and daughter, Miss Louise, who taught the primary department, left for Bay City Saturday.
The Presbyterian Church of Buckeye was organized Sunday, June 1st, Dr. T. C. Johnson of Houston, officiating.
A number of young folks were baptized and many united by letter.
The church starts with a membership of twenty-two, with a number of others who will join soon. Rev. Selfridge who is much beloved by the people here will continue to come from Bay City every fourth Sunday until a resident minister is secured. Mr. J. M. Spence and Mr. Hodges were chosen as elders by unanimous votes.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
Hillis L. Riddle et al to the Buckeye Canning Company, Q. C. deed; consideration $1.00; situated in block 15 in the townsite of Buckeye.
EXAGGERATED REPORT CORRECTED
Negro Was Not Dangerous And Only Sought Shelter
An exaggerated account of a negro attacking some of the residents at Buckeye has been going the rounds in some of the nearby towns which is absolutely without foundation, otherwise than that a harmless old negro, whose mind was befogged piteously sought shelter at a number of homes of white people around the Buckeye community, and was violently ejected from the town by some well-meaning men who did not know the old negro was either drugged or ill. He finally went to the farm of J. A. Brown who kindly took care of him and had him taken to Wharton where he claimed to have friends. Contrary to report, he offered no violence to any one.
The Matagorda County Tribune, June 13, 1913:
(See ad for Power & Son store)
The Daily Tribune, June 15, 1913:
PERSONALS - LOCALS
Mr. J. C. Carrington is engaged in a re-survey of the Buckeye farms.
At the recent county examination for teacher's certificates there were eight applicants, four for state and four for county certificates. County certificates were issued to Misses Ethel Spence of Buckeye, Eva J. Aikin of Blessing, Mabel Shaffer of Cedar Lane and Mrs. Mabel H. Hicks of Buckeye. The papers of the other four were sent to Austin, the applicants being Misses Lola McKelvy, Louise Wortham, Tommie Woolsey and Madaline Irving, these building to a higher certificate than the one they now hold.
From Tuesday's Daily.
J. R. Sheldon of Buckeye was a Houston visitor last week. He spoke very encouragingly of the agricultural outlook at Buckeye. He also informed us that a large acreage would be planted there the coming fall in figs and strawberries, for which the land is splendidly adapted.—Texas Farm & Fireside.
Mrs. Louis Warren left for New Orleans last Sunday where she will spend several weeks.
Dr. and Mrs. Vaughan visited at Wadsworth and Matagorda Monday.
Mr. T. L. Armstrong went to Galveston Sunday to spend several days.
Mr. Arthur Powers went to Markham Monday.
Mr. Erle Laraway went to Bay City Sunday.
Mr. Hawes, one of the recent purchasers, is having a fine little bungalow put up on his land just north of town.
Mr. Irwin Glasser returned to Collegeport Monday after a couple of days visit with Buckeye friends.
The Children's Day exercises last Sunday morning was well attended, and the children of the Sunday school gave a very interesting little program of recitations and songs, and were a credit to their teachers, Misses Spence and Yerxa. The room was prettily decorated with vines and flowers by some of the members of the Esther Bible Class.
Mr. J. A. Brown is spending a few days in Galveston.
Mr. Liggett of Collegeport spent Sunday at Buckeye.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Isham and Miss Viola went to Galveston Sunday to spend several days.
Rev. L E. Selfridge of Bay City will hold Presbyterian service here Sunday afternoon at three o'clock. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.
Mrs. Frank Long and children were here from the east side of the river Sunday and were guests of Mrs. Howard.
News was received last week of the marriage of Miss Margaret Wade and Mr. Shelton, both of whom spent several months here and are now in Massachusetts for the summer.
Mr. David Osborne of Houston was here on business Monday.
Mr. A. H. Yerxa is at Galveston this week.
Mrs. Hugh McKissick and Miss Lena Dickert of Ashby visited Buckeye Saturday.
Many Texas people were interested to learn of the marriage of Mr. L. W. Matteson, formerly of Buckeye to Miss Lillian Hall of Minnewaukan, N. Dakota, which took place June 18 and was the culmination of a college romance begun three years ago. Mr. Matteson, who is the brother of Mrs. A. H. Yerxa, of Buckeye, came to Texas from Mocalester College, St. Paul, Minn., two years ago and has a responsible position with the Wm. D. Cleveland Co., of Houston, where they will reside after they return south. The bride who is the daughter of Mr. J. P. Hall of Minnewaukan, N. Dakota, is a talented musician, having graduated from the Minneapolis Conservatory, and will be a welcome addition to musical as well as social circles. Mr. Matteson has a host of friends in Matagorda County who extend hearty congratulations.
The Matagorda County Tribune, June 27, 1913:
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
A. A. Plotner and John W. Stoddard to Wm. E. Riley, W. D.; consideration $1500; lots 7 and 8, in block No. 126, known as the Buckeye Irrigation Farm.
Rev. L. E. Selfridge of Bay City conducted Presbyterian services at Buckeye Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lewis and little son and Mr. Robbins motored over from Bay City Sunday and attended services here.
Miss Agnes Spence returned from Collegeport Sunday evening where she has been visiting friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Rathburn were made happy Sunday morning by the arrival of a fine little son.
Mr. James Lewis and Mr. Hayden McDonald of Markham visited friends here Monday.
Messrs. Erle Laraway and Chas. Knox spent Wednesday at Palacios.
Mr. Ed Morris of Collegeport was a visitor to Buckeye Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Yerxa and A. H., Jr., motored to Palacios Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Foster and children drove to Palacios Tuesday to spend a few days.
Contractor Littlefield is putting up a fine eight-room house for Mr. Paul, who recently purchased some land here.
Mrs. Benedict and her daughter of Citrus Grove visited friends here Saturday while on their way home from Houston where Miss Ethel had been under the doctor's care for sometime.
Mrs. Milnor returned from San Antonio Friday where she had been visiting her son.
Dr. A. A. Plotner of Dayton, Ohio, who spent several days at Buckeye last week looking after his business interests here, returned home Sunday.
Mr. E. H. Turner, one of Dayton's most prominent lawyers spent a few days at Buckeye last week returning to Ohio Sunday.
A. H. Yerxa returned to Galveston last Thursday.
Dr. and Mrs. Vaughan returned to Collegeport Wednesday with Mr. Magill of Bay City.
Miss Ethel Spence went to Blessing Thursday.
Mr. Liggett of Collegeport visited friends here Sunday.
The Misses Yerxa went to Bay City Tuesday where they were the guests of the Misses Poole for several days.
Mr. Allan Spoor was a Blessing visitor Sunday.
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Dec. 12, 2008
Dec. 12, 2008