By Joseph Dawson
An intensely own and intimate autobiographical portrait of the Baptist minister and journalist.
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Once it was only incipient; now it became a doctrinaire formulation. He set about preaching it and practising it: "If the cotton tenant lives, he must learn to live at home," he proclaimed Page 21 as a slogan. Thus we renounced the grocer's paper sack. A state farm journal heard of this program and requested Father to write a piece for its columns. I wish he had done it, but no writer, speaker, organizer was he, just an earnest advocate. We got the full message at home. It meant four o'clock rising to care for the cows and the hogs.
Church and State in Washington 185 XIII. Trailing Down Facts, Ideas and Opinions 206 XIV. Rambling in the West 217 XV. Settled in Quietness and Confidence 228 XVI. A Live Oak Spreads in Texas 241 XVII. Colors of the Sunset 251 Publications of Joseph Martin Dawson 267 Index 273 Page viii List of Illustrations Following page 100 Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. Dawson, parents of Joseph Martin Dawson The humble farm home where J. M. Dawson was born Three of the places where J. M. , and the little country church where he held his first pastorate Joseph M.
We heard coyotes in "the mountains" that lined the horizon south of us. In the distance were the Cross Timbers, beyond which the real West began, where cattle instead of cotton reigned. Out there were cougars and mayhap monstrous beasts that could kill a cow! As a matter of fact, drought had driven most game animals to wooded East Texas, where there was water. In 1885, on October 2, the Dallas News started publication. Page 12 Father subscribed for the first issue. He said it was the best newspaper in Texas, but he railed at its editorials, especially those against the Farmers Alliance, those against James Stephen Hogg, and those which condemned prohibition.
A Thousand Months to Remember: An Autobiography by Joseph Dawson