Frank Gaston, Editor & Proprietor


J.C. Singleton Furniture Dealer, Bluffdale

H.S. Phillips Painter & Decorator

C.L. Pate’s Barber Shop

J.F. Nutt & J. Nutt Family Groceries; A wagon yard adjoining

H.L. Neely Meat Market

T.M. Clark’s Steam Gin

J.C. Lees Furniture and Sewing Machines

Baker & Smith Hardware Co.

Ferrell & Co. Groceries

Elliott & Helsley Contractors and Builders

S.J. Thrash Druggist


Commissioners Court let a contract for a fence around the court house to J.J. Shannon of Galveston to meet the following specifications: 170′ square, 4 stiles, and one drive gate, 3’6″ HIGH, ½” square pickets, 3 rails, posts 5″ square, fence to be erected as per specifications for $926.20.

A.B. Blackwell appointed justice of the peace in Precinct 2 to fill out the unexpired term of W.H. Martin, resigned.

J.R. Marchbanks resigned as constable of Precinct 4 and W.H. Little appointed to fill the vacancy.

Judge Lee Riddle was authorized to have the court house yard cleaned.


A.P. Green of Thorp Spring recently made a trip to the mouth of the Brazos.

Elder J.A. Clark returned last week from a visit to his son, Joe, in Jones County.

Mrs. Chancey and family have been spending the summer with relatives in Parker Co. returned home last week.

Mrs. Piper and daughter, Miss Maggie, returned last week from a visit to friends in the West.

Miss Susie Dabney has gone to visit friends and relatives in southern Texas.

M.L. Hale has sold his residence here and will leave in a few days with his family for NW Texas. Mr. A.G. Dabney bought the property.

Mr. L.J. Caraway has been having some needed repairs made on his handsome residence.


Mrs. F.M. Peveler and mother leave for Fort Worth and Chico for a two week visit to relatives and friends.

James Peveler, Jr. has been very low with hemorrhage and is in a very critical condition.


Miss Emma Berry of Granbury is visiting in Cresson and vicinity.

Charley Arrington is now running his gin at Thorp Spring and is doing a good business.

Mr. Ator, the Lipan merchant, was a generous purchaser of the old court house furniture last Saturday.

Dave Goforth, from the head of Strouds Creek, says the hot winds did his cotton more harm than the worms.

James Strain has been very sick from typho-malarial fever but was better at last account.

Ed Stringfellow and John Tandy are now salesmen for Baker & Doyle.

F.C. Bush left last Saturday for St. Louis to lay in a stock of dry goods.

Mrs. L.F. Gordon of Bluff Dale came over Tuesday on a visit to Granbury friends.

Miss Josie Kerr leaves this week to enter Baylor University in Waco.

Miss Allie Bryan, art teacher of Quanah College, is visiting her sister, Mrs. S.B. Ferrell.

Mrs. C. Crites of Paluxy and Mr. R.C. Lomax of Haskell are visiting the family of J.E. Crites.

Mr. & Mrs. J.T. Wright returned last Saturday from a visit to relatives at Decatur.

Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Swafford of Paint Rock are visiting Capt. & Mrs. P.H. Thrash, the parents of Mrs. S.

Miss Susie Cummings of Mississippi, sister to Miss Emma, arrived Tuesday and will attend college next term.

Professor T.J. Temple of Weatherford College was in Granbury yesterday and paid The News a visit.

Mrs. G.B. Smith, who had spent two or three months visiting Mrs. M.H. Shanley left Monday for her home at El Dorado, Kansas.

Misses Cummings and Pearson returned Tuesday from summer vacation, ready to enter upon their work at the college next Monday.

Mrs. Anderson arrived home last Sunday from her protracted visit and our friend Joe is as happy as a lark while delivering ice these mornings.

W.J. Brown left yesterday for Dublin where he will spend the season buying cotton.

Rev. J.H. Collard returned last Thursday from the summer campaign in southern Texas.

Capt. John A. Frey and family of Stephenville have moved to Thorp Spring for the benefit of the school.

Uncle John Aston says he has been in this section of Texas thirty years and that this is his second crop of cotton. He proposes to bull the market by holding off his cotton, since there is no prospect of lower prices.

Rev. B.J. Carter of Panter Branch says the cotton in his neighborhood is fully as good as last year.

Granbury College, nineteenth session opens Sept. 7, 1891. E.P. Williams, president.

Rev. R.D. Wear delivered a short lecture on “Cranks” at the Christian Church last Friday.

Reprinted from Hood County Genealogical Society Newsletter dated Feb. 1986