PAPER 34 YEARS OLD
Mr. A. C. Bruce has a copy of the Matagorda Reporter dated September 14, 1878, which was nearly 34 years ago, when the town was no doubt still suffering from the effects of the destructive storm of 1875. The paper was four pages, two columns to the page and the pages eight inches long. Poetry, proverbs and Joseph Berg's oyster saloon advertisement fill the first page. The paper was edited by Thomas A. Taylor who was also, according to an advertisement, principal of the Matagorda Male and Female Institute. Brief announcement is made of the death by lighting of Benjamin Moore while working near a cattle pen on the Trespalacios during a storm.
It is also announced that the equinoctial storm is due between the 17th and 22nd, and a blow may be looked for the next week.
announcement column will probably be of most interest to the older
settlers: R. G. Cheesman for
The Matagorda News, October 4, 1912
Goodwin Sterne visited _____ Mrs. H G. Evans of Hugo, Oklahoma this week.
Scott Phillips and W. C. Berg, Jr., are leaving today for Massey Business College at Houston.
Miss Mollie Wadsworth
arrived here Wednesday and remained with her niece, Mrs. W. A. McNabb,
through the illness and death of the baby.
The many friends here of
Mr. and Mrs. A. Wadsworth McNabb deeply sympathize with them over the
death of their infant daughter who died at 3 o'clock this a. m. It will
be buried this afternoon in the family yard at the Matagorda cemetery.
To dwell with Him who gave;
Another little darling babe
Is sheltered in the grave.
God needed one more angel child
Amidst His shining band,
And so He went with loving smile
clasped this precious baby's hand.
The Matagorda County Tribune, October 11, 1912
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