Cumby......Ninety Years Ago
(Reprints of "The Cumby Rustler" from 1909

From the Cumby Rustler,
G. M. Morton, Editor

August 20, 1909

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The second Semi-Annual Conference of the Sulphur Springs District, North Texas Conference will be held at Cumby commencing August 27th, 3 p.m. and closing Aug. 29th. Religious service conducted by Hon. R. E. Bertram. Welcome address by R. N. Ramsey. Response by J. M. Armstrong. Speeches by T. C. McCorkle, W. W. Arnold.

Henry Brame had a wreck Monday morning with his dray and was badly used up. He was hauling household goods for Henry Stark and in going thru a gateway, hit a post. The sudden jerk threw him forward on the wagon tongue with a dresser on top of him. The mules ran away and hurt Henry very seriously. His head was cut severely and three ribs broken, besides other bruises. He was carried to Mr. Hankins residence where the wounds were dressed and he was taken home. He is now able to walk about. The team did considerable damage to the furniture on the wagon, utterly demolishing a new sewing machine.

Willis C. Herman and Miss Dalton Farler of Oklahoma were married Thursday evening by Rev. N. C. Little. These young people are of the best families of their community have the best wishes of many friends for happiness and prosperity.

Chas. Bolin and family returned from a pleasant and extended visit to his old home in the mountains of Kentucky, where the world is built edgewise and moonshine whiskey grows perennially. They were way back in the mountains where people live as did their fathers, among primeval forests, where the hand of man makes little change and the hurry and bustle of the world never disturbs the tranquility of daily life. It was a pleasant restful experience.

Ashley Greaves is home from Tyler where he has been attending a business college and is now in the employ of First National Bank. Ashley is making a splendid young man.

The many friends of J. P. McNeely, formerly of Ridgeway, will be glad to know that he has been restored to health again. A letter to R. W. Harris this week states that the doctors say he is well and can go home from Mineral Wells.

Mack Smith is talking of leaving this side of town, a proceeding to which all his neighbors object. He is a quiet citizen, accommodating neighbor, so we protest him leaving the north side.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week were the hottest days the oldest inhabitant ever saw in Texas. The thermometer gradually climbed up till Wednesday it stood at 106 1/2 degrees in the coolest place we could find in the shade. Our thermometer belongs to an incubator and is supposed to be absolutely correct. It was hot and no mistake.

James Carson of Claremore, Oklahoma is here for an indefinite stay with the family of his sister, Mrs. Maud Brewer.

R. W. Harris is razing his old store building and in a few days will begin raising an elegant brick in its stead.

Prof. Dan T. Turbyfill has rented Mr. Harbison's place, last year occupied by Prof. Willingham, and is moving in his household goods today. He is the principal of our school.

Pat Russell and wife are here on a visit to her sister, Mrs. Arlie Smith.

The hum of gins yesterday made music that sounded like the opening strains of the wave of prosperity.

Tom Bishop of Palestine was thought badly injured by a horse falling on him last week, but it proved to be nothing serious.

H. J. Howard has built a splendid walk in front of his residence on Main Street and has thus taken his place as one of our leading citizens.

Mrs. John Barnes, north of town, submitted to a severe and dangerous operation first of the week. A tumorous growth made necessary the removal of her entire right breast. She stood the operation well and is doing splendidly.

Charley Eikner fell down on his horse and to get even the horse rolled over on Charley's leg and came near putting it out of business.

A dozen or so of the young people went to Plunkett's Park Tuesday and enjoyed a stew.

Hoyt, son of W. L. Mullikin, was the victim of an unusual accident Tuesday. He was walking along the street with a thirty-two cartridge in his mouth, and while chewing it made the mistake of biting the cap. An explosion like a pistol shot followed, and the boy's mouth was torn and burned in a frightful manner. His tongue was torn and jagged and the lips required several stitches to close the wound. He did well to escape with his life.

Miller Grove Melodies - Hauling water and boring wells is the order of the day. The death angel visited the home of Bruce Anderson and wife, took from them their baby Saturday. The remains were laid to rest in the Miller Grove cemetery.

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