Henrietta Independent newspaper 1893 Items
December 1892-January 1893
On Monday, the 26th, Mrs. Mary Collie, wife of Ed Collie of Stampede Springs died at the advanced age of 63 years and six months. Deceased was married on May 11, 1845 and leaves a husband and eight children, the youngest of who is 23 years old. She was a Christian and a member of the Baptist Church since 1861. Hers was the first death in the family. She was buried in the Stampede Springs graveyard.
John B Symon of Langdou, North Dakota is in the country prospecting and is well pleased.
Mrs. Mary A. Winning of Saline County, Missouri, sister-in-law of M. G. Winning, arrived in the city Tuesday and will likely spend the winter.
D. W. Reedy of Frog Creek was in town Saturday night. From the way he skips around when there is a blaze, he would certainly make a good fireman.
Miss Allie Frost returned on Wednesday from a holiday visit to relatives in Hubbard City and Waco.
James A. Rankin returned from a visit to friends in Shreveport, Louisiana.
C. G. Ingram, an old friend of M. G. Winning and Thomas Harness, arrived in the city Tuesday night form Saline County, Missouri. Mr. Ingram is greatly astonished to find vegetation yet growing in Texas, for when he left Missouri, the weather was extremely cold…
The public school re-opened Monday after the holiday vacation with a very full attendance. Twenty-two to forty new students were enrolled and everything is moving on as usual. Supt. Johnson was on the sick list the last few days before the holidays, but is not at his post. … there is room for more good families, our county treasurer, Mr. Skipworth, has moved in and entered his five boys. Mr. Pettifils from Willow Springs has moved in and contributes 5 or 6 pupils to the increasing numbers. Let the people understand Henrietta has a good school.
Miss Viola Hughes of Terrell, Indian Territory, returned to attend school here Saturday.
From the Cambridge community, Jan. 2, 1893
Mr. Hall of Wise County has purchased the Raht place and moved in Saturday.
Miss Lula Johnson returned to Blue Grove Saturday to resume teaching school there.
Mr. John Burk of Clarksville, Texas was in out midst Monday and Tuesday.
Messrs. Allen and Elmer Spangler are over in the territory (Indian Territory) on a hunting expedition.
Miss May Wyatt of Henrietta was in our midst Wednesday, the guest of Miss Lula Johnson.
Jeff Brown, Miss Lula Johnson, Mrs. Douglass and Mrs. Johnson attended a wedding feat at Mr. Collars in the Cullars neighborhood Tuesday.
Seymour Whalen and his sister Miss Maggie of Secret Springs were here during Christmas. Miss Sallie Whalen spend Christmas here with her many friends.
A play took place at Mrs. Johnson’s Wednesday night which was simply “out of sight.” Those present were: Misses Lena Hirlinger, Sallie Whalen, Della Culwell, Flora Hirlinger, Mamie Kendall, Ellen Davis, Jane Campbell, May Wyatt, Rosa Hirlinger, Lula Johnson, Georgia Campbell, Messrs. Jeff Brown, Lewis Davis, Charles Donley, Anton Hirlinger, James Sisson, Frank Donley, John Hirlinger, Virgil Johnson, Leslie Culwell, Brice Kendall, Charles Spangler, Napoleon Sisson, Will Douglass and Frank Sisson, Mr. and Mrs. Nuller and Mr. and Mrs. Douglass. The evening in playing, talking, laughing and singing.
Miss Myra Eaton of Henrietta was visiting here Saturday and Sunday.
Sheriff G. C. Wright received a telegram last week stating that a brother in Virginia had been killed, and he left on the first train for that state. The only news received about the killing was a letter from Mr. Wright stating that his brother’s killer was denied bond.
G. W. Porterfield of Waco has bought land in the northeast part of the county and is improving it.
Mrs. F. Bear and daughter, Miss Lizzie, returned from Paris Saturday where they had spent the holidays with friends and relatives.
Judge L. C. Barrett and W. C. Patterson went over to the Territory last week on a hunt. They had a pleasant outing, killed 2 deer, 100 quail and a fine lot of squirrels.
Business houses: W. A. Squires, D. C. Patton, R. F. Logan, P. M. Stine, Farmers National Bank, N. Snearly, J. W. Borum, T. J. Putty,, M. E. Church, J. B. Hopkins, Lyon & Gribble
Dwellings: D. T. Davis, J. W. Borum, F. E. Squires, Henry Noren (?printing), William Smith, Dr. S. G. Bittich, Mrs. Slagle, A. V. Winter, H. C. Holt, P. F. Williams, Mrs. Maxey, J. B. Packer / Pucker, R. D. Welborne, C. L. Stone, Jimmie Dawson, W. E. Burroughs, Mrs. McKenzie, R. W. Watkins, Cyrus Coleman
Sheriff Wright left for San Antonio with C. H. Slagle who is seriously ill.
M. L. Haddock went to Dallas Tuesday on business.
J. E. Norvell of the Indian Territory is in the city and will likely locate.
T. W. Freet, late of Oklahoma, brother of our J. E. Freet, has with his family, located in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. Al Wisda will leave tomorrow for Oglesby, Coryell County, to visit relatives, Mr. and Mrs J. H. Morris.
Miss Ella Jackson of Bellevue was the guest of the Misses Crutcher Sunday night. Miss Jackson was on her way to Sherman where she is attending school.
A.C. Borum returned from Locksburg, Arkansas where he spent the holidays with relatives.
Coal at Bellevue
W. N. Bailey was in the Bellevue one day this week and brings information of coal being found at Bellevue. The shaft has been put down to a depth of 500 feet and 3 veins of coal have been found. As to the thickness of the last vein, the shaft digger will not say what is it. The chief head of the company has been sent for to see if the vein is a paying one.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Burnham enjoyed the luxury of a sleight ride Wednesday.
Deer Grove Items
Willie Davenport, after a two months stay at Haskell, has returned home.
Sylvester Lumpkin and family of Navarro County have moved to our community.
The young folks had a social at the residence of W. J. Davenport on the night of the 12th which was highly enjoyed by all who attended.
J. B. Gilbert will start in a few days to visit friends and relatives in Smith County.
S. H. Grubb, a young man about 30 years old, died at the Bartles place on Graham Street last night of consumption. He was brought here by his father a short time ago for the benefit of his health, but the disease had attained such an advanced stage as to be incurable. At the bedside, were his wife and child, his father and mother, and a brother-in-law. Deceased was a fine looking and very intelligent young man. The funeral will occur at 4:00 this evening. Services will be conducted by Dr. Young.
A Pioneer Dead
R. J. Brown of Loop passed through the city last Saturday on his way home from Whiteright, Grayson County where he had been called to attend the funeral of his father John Brown who died on Monday of last week. Mr. Brown, sr., was nearly 100 years old at the time of his death and was an old timer in Texas, having come here when the Lone Star state was a republic. Thus the old pioneers are passing away and soon to be known only in the history of the past.
The Myrtle school is a large one. It averages 75 or 80 pupils. We have a two-room building. One room has first and second grades; the other has third, fourth, fifth and sixth grades. C. E. Arnold is principal and Prof. James Barber the assistant. Jan. 20
J. H. Martin who has been suffering with old wounds for two weeks is able to be up again.
Will Alcorn and Cephas Capps left for Briscoe County Monday where they have school claims.
Ed McNeil of Talberton, Georgia arrived in the city Friday and will make Henrietta his home.
Rev. L. W. Harrison of Bonita was in the city Wednesday shaking hands with old friends.
C. W. Baird received a telegram Monday that his mother was dead at Pilot Point. He left Tuesday morning to attend the funeral.
I.V. Davis and Thomas Utley of Miami, Missouri arrived in the city Wednesday night on a prospecting tour. They are friends of M.G. Winning.
Charles Keen of Benavenue who got his arm broken sometime ago is so far improved as to be able out come to town. He stills carries his arm in a sling.
J. A. Templeton was in Montague County this week attending district court.
Mrs. Bettie McDaniel and Mrs. N. Wheeler of Temple are visiting Mrs. J. R. Ford.
J. S. Ewell of Hancock County, Illinois, a brother of Amos Ewell of Doss, arrived in the city Wednesday.
Mrs. J. H. O’Neill of Pilot Point was the guest of Mrs. E. S. Weldon Tuesday night. Mrs. O’Neill was on her way to Vernon.
M. T. Bradshaw, John McDaniel of Saline County, Missouri and M. J. Coney of Kansas City are in the city prospecting. They will remain some time and, during their stay, build a house on the Leonard farm near Doss.
G. P. Herman of Marshall, Missouri is in the city and will probably locate.
John Waller is in Magnolia, Arkansas attending to the affairs of his brother who died recently.
I.T. Davis of Decatur is visiting his brother D. T. Davis of this city.
Charles Thiefeater (?printing) of Saline County, Missouri, an old friend of Thomas Harness, is in the city this week on a prospecting tour.
D. W. McMullen is with Bird Bros.
C. A. Minten began the building of a new residence on Omega Street last Monday.
W. L. Welborne has sold his grocery business on the east side to Messrs. Bird Brothers.
Miss Ida Bell, typewriter for the Clay County Abstract Company, has purchased a new $110 typewriter. It is a fine machine and at the hands of Miss Bell does excellent work.
Thomas Grubb and W. H. Davison of Iowa have bought the Taylor farm two miles west of Hurnville. Mr. Grubb returned to Iowa Monday to wind up his business affairs there and will return this fall. Mr. Davisson remains to work the farm.
John Hicks of Fannin Town, who was a student in the public school of this city for two terms, is now a student in the N. T. B. College, Jacksboro. During the absence of other teachers, he sometime performs the duties of a teacher.
A petition is being circulated and quite numerously signed praying executive clemency in favor of Billy Morgan who was sent to the penitentiary from Jack County more than a year ago on a charge of cattle theft. The petition recites no pleas more than that justice does not demand his retention.
D. S. Crutcher of this city received on the 10th stating that his mother had died at her home in Fallbrook, California on the 5th. Mrs. Crutcher died at the advanced age of 73 years.
Newport Roll of Honor
The following is the grades made by those on the honor roll in the monthly examination. You will do our school great favor to publish same:
Stella Jolly 87
Oren Shipp 901 ½
Eugene Hedgecoke 94 2/5
Ira Wagner 97
Luther Gill 87 3/5
William Wood 80
Eulah Ireland 85 1/1
Dudley Burker 89 ¼
Mill Bransford 81
Charles McDonald 80
Earnest Jackson 80
Signed L. A. Wells, teacher at Newport Feb. 14, 1893
W. Wright has the photographic studio in Henrietta and for equipment and conveniences for making good pictures, it is not excelled in north Texas. …
W. N. Mott of Hale City is in town.
Miss Annye Hutcheson visited friends in the city this week.
J. H. Majors and son Lester of Bellevue are in the city.
Mrs. D. T. Davis is visiting her sister Mrs. E. J. Terry of Blue Grove.
Mrs. Cyrus Coleman spent Wednesday and Thursday with Miss Annye Hutcheson of Fairview.
Miss Mamie Clonts of Bellevue is visiting Misses Crutcher. She will leave for Missouri Saturday to visit her brother.
Miss Anabelle Baker of Cloud Chief, Oklahoma, who has been visiting Mrs. J. A. Ford for the past two months, has returned home.
J. W. Herrin from the Big Wichita Valley was in the city Tuesday.
Rev. R. W. Thomas of Seymour passed through the city Wednesday on his way to Western, Collin County to see his father who is dangerously sick.
Dr. J. C. Minton is expected home on next Tuesday from Nashville where he has been attending the dental department of Vanderbilt University.
Messers. Allen and Allen, late of Hamilton, have opened a law office over the Citizens Bank.
Nicholas Robinson of Parker County is in the city visiting his nephew.
Report of the Myrtle Public School for January (there is a chart with the grades earned by each student in 7 subject areas; the age of each older student is also listed, but the printing is difficult to read)
Nora Spludia / Spludie
Ira / Ora Burks
Joe / Jan Looney
Edd Iro /Lro
Plat / Fate/ Kate Meloogan
Day Eiland / Filand
Wat Eiland / Filand
Leah Eiland / Filand
Laul Looney / Loonie / Lonnie
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Raht are visiting friends and relatives in Tennessee. They are expected to return about the first of March.
Miss Lou Russell is visiting relatives in Tarrant County.
Miss Gracie Hudson of Loop is visiting Mrs. A. V. McQueen this week.
Mrs. N. H. Parish died at her home Wednesday morning at 8L00 after a lingering illness of consumption. The funeral occurred at 9:30 yesterday morning, the services being conducted by Rev. George Pierson. The deceased leaves a husband and six small children.
Albert Leissler, son of Mr. Leissler who lives six miles north of Jolly, died on Tuesday night after a very short illness. He was buried at Jolly yesterday.
Old Veteran Pensioned
Calvin Sellars, who lives at Blue Grove, has received notice that a pension has been granted him on account of services rendered his country in the Seminole or Creek Indian War in Florida and Alabama. Mr. Sellars is now 81 years old. The amount of the pension is $8 per month with back pay for one year. George Watts was his attorney.
W. W. Gibson died on Friday after a short illness with la grippe and pneumonia. The funeral took place from the family residence Saturday, services conducted by Rev. F. B. Carroll. Mr. Gibson recently settled in Henrietta and was well along in years. He was a man of culture and high respected by those who had formed his acquaintance.
D. W. Reedy of Frog Creek near Benavanue died at 8:00 Wednesday night of rheumatism of the heart and lungs. He was 65 years of age and was one f the early settlers of Clay County. He has been rather poorly for some time, but his death was unexpected. The burial will take place some time this morning. The Henrietta lodge of Masons of which the deceased was a member will attend the funeral.
John Preston Killed
John Preston, formerly of this city, died at Waco Monday from the effects of injuries received in a railway accident Sunday morning… The remains were buried here Tuesday evening at the Methodist church. He contributed to the newspaper and used the name “Little Wit” for his articles.
Bird Williams lost his arm.
There is considerable illness in the community now. Mrs. W. C. Shoffner has been quite sick for several weeks. D. Rasar is down with slow fever and looks quite feeble. Mrs. Bliss has been on the sick list for a week past, and Mrs. Hooper has been complaining but has kept on her feet.
Pat McCarthy is stepping around like a horse with blind staggers because of a little stranger at his house. It is a girl and arrived Monday.
District court convened Monday with Judge George E. Miller on the bench. The grand jury as sworn consists of: G. H. Gowan, D. C. Patton, W. W. Bell, T. L. Smith, R. E. Crowley, John Slaughter, Dan Robinson, Jno. Culwell, Sam Westbrook, T. W. Warring, William Hurn, W. N. Ikard.
The petit jury consists of: T. B. Wood, J. P. Wheeler, Harve Eaton, J. W. Wiley, D. Weatherby, C. E. Wade, A. L. Thornberry, T. D. Tisdale, W. W. Campbell, Fox Taylor, T. J. Thaxton, G. W. Stults, Harve Rush, William Weaver, William Myers, R. I. Brown, L. T. Ferguson, Frank Curry, Charles Taylor, W. m. Weddington, C. B. Wynkosp.
Doc Williams of Willow Springs is in town and says wheat in his neighborhood is fine.
J. H. Bridges went out to Hurnville Tuesday and reports wheat fine along that road.
A. L. Meroney, formerly of this city, is in town for a short visit. He now lives at Comanche, Texas.
Dr. Gearhart left Sunday for Colfax, Iowa on a visit to his parents. He will remain north long enough to see the World’s Fair sights before returning to Henrietta.
Rev. R. W. Thomas of Seymour passed through the city Wednesday, returning from Collin County.. the older Thomas having died on the 15th at the advanced age of 82 years.
A.W. High has returned from the Indian Territory highly pleased with the outlook for business there. He will establish branch houses of the Henrietta Drug Co. both at Ryan and Terral.
From the court records published:
Emma Willingham vs J. V. Willingham, divorce; granted; and custody of children to plaintiff
State vs. S. M. Holden, bigamy, motion for a new trial
Jim Harris vs William Saul et al, suit for land; judgment for plaintiff by default
M. W. Garner vs H. S. Thomas, suit for land; judgment by default to plaintiff
T. D. Solomon vs G. C. Wright et al, motion for new trial overruled and notice of appeal given
W. S. Jones admr, vs M. B. Crane, suit for land judgment for defendant
A.D. Goodenough et al vs E. S. Cook et al, dismissed as to Benton Ballew
W. B. Worsham vs Mary E. Morgan, land suit; motion for new trial overruled and notice of appeal given
W. H. Chisum vs J. C. Chesnutt , admr., motion for new trial overruled, notice of appeal given
State vs Lee Watts, theft, guilty, two years in the penitentiary
G. H. Cowan vs the unknown heirs of J. T. Collingsworth, suit on land, removed to the U. S. district court
G. W. Lee et al, vs William A. Cowning, suit for land, judgment for plaintiff
J. A. Templeton vs S. M. Satterfield, libel, judgment for defendant
Letter List for April 8, 1893
Dr. A. J. Cabler
D. B. Campbell
J. W. Cochren
W. F. Caldwell
Mrs. Emma Dodson
Mrs. A. H. Eddens
Ed S. Hughs
George H. Harris
Mrs. Carrie Johnson
James Thomas Kelley
Cracket Sent (?)
C. C. Strahon
Miss Connie Stewart
J. W. Sommer
D. I. Wyont
W. H. Ward
Marriage licenses have been issued to G. W. Farber and Miss Sarah Busby, J. L. Vincent and Miss Alice Bryant.
S. A. Temple bought in the first lot of native strawberries Wednesday; they were grown on his farm southwest of town.
E.S. Weldon says the city council is the best friend he has. Without any solicitation on his part the council has caused to be left in the middle of the street directly in front of his blacksmith shop a large stone which is convenient for breaking down wagons, and as Weldon’s shop is close at hand, he get the job of repairing them.
On Sunday George Ford sought to create a green spot in his dry life by a trip to Blue Grove. He went on horseback and on the way back, the horse got tired and gently laid George down on the grass. George was disfigured and his Sunday suit somewhat soiled, but they were both able to be in the ring at dinnertime.
A.W. High went to Ryan yesterday.
Carl Monroe spent last week in Denison.
W. S. Knight wet to Decatur on business Wednesday.
Tom Morand of Oklahoma, formerly a Henriettan, is in town this week.
John Gilvin of Blue Grove matriculated at the Normal college Monday.
Prof. Longcoy moved into his new quarters at the Malone building last Monday.
Miss Mamie Sangerbohee of Blue Grove matriculated at the Normal college Monday.
Mrs. H. Caddell and family of Decatur are visiting her sister Mrs. N. E. DuRois of this city.
James Bailey of McKinney is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bailey at Nat Butcher’s.
S. R. Parsons of Hickory Co., Missouri left for home Monday after spending the winter in Texas.
Ben Pior of Belcher has located in Henrietta, having accepted a position with W. S. Knight.
Will Upham, manager of P. F. Williams & Co. implement house at Ryan, I. T. was in the city Monday.
H. G. Carroll came home Wednesday night, he heard of his house being burned while at Fort Worth.
Mrs. J. T. Mosier and two boys left Sunday for a two months visit to Little Rock, Arkansas.
Frederick and Ludwig Hilginfeld of North Dakota, each of whom owns a section of land just south of town, are here.
Col D. L. King of New Louisville, Arkansas, an old acquaintance of Dr. Johnston, was in town prospecting. Col. King is an attorney.
Flave Ingram, lineman for the electric light company, who recently came from Missouri, left Tuesday morning to return to his home state.
N. W., W. S., and Harry Douglass of Brisco County are in this city this week; they say it dry on the plains, but no damage done yet.
John F. Conn and wife are attending the K. of P. conclave at San Antonio. They will visit Galveston and other southern cities before returning.
E. C. Simpson, county bridge foreman, was down in the south part of the county three days this week, and says crops of all kinds look fine.
Mrs. Mary A. Winning, who spent the fall and winter in Austin and Henrietta with her brother-in-law and other relatives, left for her home in Missouri Tuesday morning.
April 19 Myrtle News
Myrtle is in a small post office, but it is in a beautiful country with two stores south of it, one is of Autry Bros. & Co. and the other is of E.M. Brown. A mill is south of it, also a doctor there in Ricketsville… The peach crop is short for the peaches were nearly all killed. ..no deaths… no marriages.
Closing exercises of Myrtle public school will take place on Tuesday, May 2. We expect the photographer from Henrietta to take the likeness of our school in a group. Below we give program for the day…. Principal G. E. Arnold, Assistant J.T. Barber
The program chart listed these students as peforming:
Nat Eiland /Filand
Aron Autry /Antry
Land Looney (Maud Looney?)
Cattie Bolt / Callie Bolt
Final speaker: Judge F. J. Barrett
C. L. Mistrot of the Red Store was in town this week.
Mrs. F. H. Bartles and son Willie left for El Reno Tuesday.
E. S. Hurt spent the latter part of last week in Austin, returning Sunday.
T. F. Sweazea of Bellevue was in the city Tuesday night, the guest of W. W. Bryant.
Judge F. J. Barrett and J. D. Caldwell attended the closing exercises of the Myrtle School Friday.
R. N. Chesnutt of Ennis is in the city on a visit to his son, Judge J. C. Chesnutt.
E. Barthelme of Archer City was in town yesterday and reported heavy rains in Archer, with wheat looking fine.
J. O. Goad of Fannintown was in city Monday and reported ground too wet to plow, wheat, oats, and corn doing fine.
T. W. Warring and S. S. Jones of Jolly were in the city Wednesday. Jolly had a good rain.
J. H. McNave of Missouri who bought land south of town arrived in the city yesterday and will make Henrietta his home in the future. Mr. McNave is an architect and contractor.
W. J. Williams returned Tuesday from a visit to Missouri, Kansas and the Indian Territory. He says Southwest Missouri is wet, western Kansas dry and no corn up north of Cow Creek, I. T.
May 19, 1893
Rev. Mr. Epps, a Baptist minister of Jack County, was buried at Post Oak last Monday. Mr. Epps was quite an old man, being 75 years, 3 months and 18 days old age. He was ordained to the ministry in Butler county, Missouri 1849 and was actively in preaching the gospel form that time until prostrated by his last illness. He lived in Texas 30 years.
Jurors for the first week: Benjamin Conkright, T. W. Mossman, T. G. Sweazea, J. F. Wallace, G. W. Springer, William Standfield, W. T. Wilson, S. A.Temple, W. S. Knight, Henry Bratt, J. J. Campbell and Frank Marshall.
State vs G. W. Garrett, carrying a pistol, guilty and fined
State vs Hugh Boone, disturbing peace, plea of guilty
State vs Albert Franklin, assault, not guilty
State vs Harry Dunn, selling goods on Sunday, not guilty
State vs John Doyle, John Meyers, and John Doolan, disturbing the peace, not guilty
State vs A. Newby, carrying a pistol, dismissed by state
State vs A. Newby, carrying a pistol, plea of guilty and fined
W. H. Featherston for benefit of J. P. Addington vs F. W. & D. C. Ry. Co., dismissed at cost of defendant
J. S. Martin returned from Hot Springs, Arkansas last night, much improved in health
Mrs. Frank Huber left on Monday to join her husband in Portland, Oregon.
Amos Ewell of Doss was in town Friday.
C. B. Wood of Wood &Thompson left Tuesday for Missouri to attend to some business affairs there.
W. N. Mott came down from the plains Sunday; he has had plenty of rain, but too lake to make wheat.
Rev. G. W. Basham is in attendance upon the presbytery of the C. P. Church at Little Rock, Arkansas.
Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Ivie of Myrtle were in the city Monday; they will in a short time leave for eastern Texas to spend the summer.
D. B. Keeler, general passenger agent of the Fort Worth and Denver passed down the road yesterday on his return from Omaha.
Mrs. Sallie Holt of Fort Worth who has been visiting her daughter Mrs. H. B. McKenzie for the past month returned home Monday.
S. M. Satterfield and son Windy returned from Tennessee Sunday night. Sam reports an abundance of rain in Tennessee.
J. P. King of Vernon was in the city the first of the week, the guest of his brother W. H. King. J. P. once lived in Henrietta.
Mrs. W. R. Curtis left Tuesday for Lebanon, Tennessee to attend the commencement exercises of Lebanon College, where her daughter Miss Claudie has been a student.
J. W. Etman of Newport was in town yesterday looking for a runaway boy. The boy’s name is Sam Turner and he is a nephew of Mr. Etman. The last trace he had of the boy was at Bowie. Turner is 17 years old.
S. K, Audrain of the Panhandle was in the city the first few days of the week.
Mrs. W. S. Knight and Mrs. Pior returned Wednesday from a visit to Bowie.
N. J. Robinson of Garza, Denton County, is in the city visiting his daughter, Mrs. Webster who has been sick.
Perry Stephens, postmaster of Prospect, was in the city Thursday.
G. W. Coleman of The Independent left Monday for a month’s visit to his father, mother and brothers at the old home in Ohio County, Kentucky.
H. Lowry, William Hurn, D. Rasor, and S. M. Allison of Hurnville wee in town Tuesday on business connected with the opening of a new public road.
Eunice Alexander has been appointed postmaster at Vashti, Clay County; Mrs. J. C. Turner resigned.
Mrs. F. S. Weldon is visiting in Bellevue.
D. L. Britain of Amarillo is in the city for a few days.
Mrs. R. L. Rowland of Spanish Fort who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Martin returned home Wednesday.
Rev. F. L. DuPont of Dento was the guest of F. S. Weldon this weekend.
Miss Enda McKenzie left for Fort Worth Wednesday where she will join Mrs. Sallie Holt and visit in Rome, Georgia, Chattanooga, Tennessee and Alabama.
Misses Ida Peters, Claudie Curtis, Lura and Hattie Brown returned home Friday form school at Lebanon, Tennessee. They were accompanied by N. M. Peters and Mrs. Curtis.
E. A. Ansley of Center Point, Arkansas arrived in the city Wednesday on a prospecting tour and to visit with his brother A. N. Ansley. He is pleased with what he has seen of our country.
Mrs. Rachael Reeves returned Friday from a visit to her sisters and children in the Indian Territory, Van Zandt, Palo Pinto, and Jack Counties. She had not seen some of her sisters in 30 years.
J. S. Riddle and family stopped a few days with Mrs. Clary while on their way from Haskell County to Duncan, I. T. Mrs. Lou Turner and daughter Frankie of Ennis came here to meet them. Mrs. Riddle and Mrs. Turner are sisters of the late Mr. Clary. They had not met for nine years.
Miss Maggie James, formerly of this city, and Mr. E. L. Day of Fort Worth, were married May 31. The wedding took place in Fort Worth at the residence of Mrs. Irvine, a sister of Miss James.
N.S.Thompson says that in Missouri it has rained heavily and much wheat is drowned out.
Mark Emanuel is suffering from the effects of a kick from a vicious cow.
W. K. Latham’s piece of land has washed by the rains considerably.
Dr. Jenkins of Illinois arrived here Saturday. He intends to improve his farm (near Jolly).
Mr. and Mrs. D. C. McGregor of Waco are visiting their daughter, Mrs. D. T. Davis.
Miss Mattie McComas has returned from the Sam Houston Normal Institute.
Mrs. Rosa Wisda came home from Hot Springs, Arkansas Wednesday.
H. A. Nichols, the Ryan, I. T. druggist, was doing business in Henrietta this week.
Miss Maggie Teel has returned home from school at McMinnville, Tennessee.
Miss May Johnson has gone to Sunset to teach a class in music.
Miss Myrta Ikard has returned home from school at Pilot Point.
R. F. Milan of Glen Rose was in town this week.
Will Alcorn of Swisher County is in the city.
Judge H. H. Teel of this city who died last week was in his younger days known in political and journalistic circles, having been a member of the Supreme Court of Indiana and after he came to Texas, he was connected with publishing the Southern Mercury.
Bowen & Richardson vs A. K. Swan, trustee, debt, judgment for plaintiff
A.F. Krinke vs M.K. ^ T. By Ca. damages; motion of defendant for new trial overruled, notice of appeal given
J. A. Templeton vs G. C. Wright, damages, dismissed at cost of defendant
S. M. Davis vs M. S. Eaton (2 cases), plaintiff takes non-suit and case dismissed at his cost
M. S. Eaton vs Squires 7 Kilgore, debt, judgment for plaintiff
Mrs. J. W. Morgan of Riverland visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Patton this week.
Mrs. G. A. Watts left Tuesday to visit her friends at Groesbeck; she will be absent about a month
Mrs. M. J. Tismer returned from Oklahoma on Sunday where she was called by the illness of Mrs. Bartels.
J. J. Chitwood, now of Wise County, but formerly a resident of Henrietta, was in the city.
Mrs. W. Wright went to Sherman Saturday to visit her niece, Mrs. Commodore Wicks who is dangerously sick.
Mrs. J. P. Monroe and children Davis and Vallie returned from an extended visit to Waxahachie.
Misses Lula and Edith Douglas, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Douglas of Sherman, are visiting their cousin, Miss Mattie Alcorn.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Massie of Denton are visiting their daughters Mrs. Clary and Mrs. Wisda.
Mrs. J. B. Spragins of Ardmore, I. T. returned home yesterday with her little son who stayed here with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Patton, while his mother went to the World’s Fair.
Will Renshaw, Tip Bush, Doc Paine, A. A. Soward and Frank Finley of Decatur passed through the city Saturday on their way to the Indian Territory for a 2 weeks fishing and hunting.
On last Saturday evening, Dr. Butterworth received a telegram that Mr. M. Collins, father of Mrs. W. B. Worsham of this city, had died in Marshall, Missouri and would be in Henrietta on the 8:05 M. K. & T train Saturday night. Mr. Collins was a very old gentleman and being in poor health a long time, his death was not unexpected. The funeral took place 10:00 Monday morning at Mr. Worsham’s residence; the services were conducted by Rev. George Pierson.
William Noel of Jackson County, Missouri, a cousin of Mrs. T. J. Belcher, is in the city.
Misses Lizzie Bear and Lucinda Lynch visited Mrs. Bob Hilburn near Myrtle this week.
Alvin J. Burrow of Fulton, Kentucky spent several days in this city this week, starting for home yesterday.
Ed Hutcheson left yesterday for his home in Arkansas, after spending about a year with his uncle, A. G. Hutcheson of Fairview.
Mrs. S. S. Nelson from Eupora, Mississippi is in the city, visiting her sister, Mrs. Rev. G. W. Basham.
J. J. B. McCullar and family of Hale County were guests of Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Winning Tuesday night. They were on their way to Bowie and Denton.
Grandma Blake, mother of Mrs. L. B. Upham of this city, died at the residence of O.A. Blake of Deer Creek neighborhood at 8:00 last Friday night. Mrs. Blake was an aged lady and has been sick for some time. Her husband died September 11, 1891 and on the fourth Sunday of this month at 11 a.m., memorial funeral services will be held for them at Deer Creek schoolhouse. The services will be conducted by Rev. Hudgins.
A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Houston of Bellevue died in St. Louis of typhoid fever. The body arrived at Bellevue yesterday and was buried there.
W. Wright brought to The Independent office this morning two Lecom pears. Mr. Wright has an orchard near Atlanta, Texas, containing 100 pear trees.
Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Coleman have a new baby boy born the 11th.
Mrs. H. L. Koontz of Henrietta was visiting the family of J. H. Sisson Sunday (Cambridge community).
Chris. Volker and Miss Maud Mills were married at Bellevue last Saturday by J. C. Miller, justice of the peace.
Yesterday evening in the parlor of the St. Elmo, E. T. Woodwon and Miss Emma Barefoot were united in marriage by Rev. F. B. Carroll. They were both from the Indian Territory and came in on the 3:30 a.m. Katy train, got hitched and departed at 7:35 p.m.
Marriage license has been issued to J. B. Herd and Miss Ozie Plemons.
On Wednesday morning, a party composed of J. W. Rankin, J. E. Williams, E. R. Rickman, Gus Morris, John Barber, Charles Royer, L. J. Kelley, Misses Gussie Johns, Maggie Teel, Rose Harl, Lura Brown, Minnie Smith, Mrs. Featherston, Mrs. Teel and Mrs. Dr. Smith left for an outing in the Indian Territory. They will be gone until tomorrow. Fishing, hunting and other outdoor sports will occupy their time.
G. C. Wright vs R. H. Worley, debt, dismissed
State vs S. J. Woodward and Book Bone, building and maintaining more than 3 miles of fence running the same general direction, dismissed as to S. J.Woodward and not guilty as to Book Bone.
State vs Wilbur Johns, renting a house to be used for gaming, not guilty
Sate vs Koontz Miller, keeping gaming table, plea of guilty and fined
State vs William Bateman, selling goods on Sunday, dismissed
State vs Jim Turner, carrying pistol, plea of guilty and fined
State vs Henry Russell, aggravated assault and battery, dismissed
State vs J. R. Marshall, killing stock, plea of guilty and fined
State vs Walter Ellis, carrying pistol, plea of guilty and fined
State vs W. A. Squires, affray, appeal from justice court, not guilty
Mrs. Galloway’s mother
Mrs. Salmon, mother of Mrs. S. E. Galloway of this city, died at her home in Gainesville last Friday. She was found dead in bed and the cause of her death is unknown. Mrs. Galloway, Mrs. Wyatt, and Mrs. Gown attended the funeral services.
The announcement was made last week that memorial funeral exercises would be held for Grandpa and Grandma Blake at Deer Grove schoolhouse next Sunday. It has since been decided to hold the services at Blue Grove and they will accordingly be held there at 11 a.m. next Sunday.
W. W. Bryant returned yesterday from a ten day visit to friends in Fort Worth and will be ready for his furniture and repair business September 1.
W. D. Sutton and wife returned Friday from a prolonged visit in Texas and Kentucky. The bride is a music teacher from Waco.
Mrs. Hatfield has just returned from a visit through Alabama and Georgian. She is glad to come back to Jolly.
P. L. Britain and family returned home last Friday after an absence of 11 months from Henrietta.
J. A. Hill who owns a farm in the old Jordan pasture has moved to town for the benefit of the schools. He will return to his old love, boarding house keeping at the Butler house.
George Ford left for Hennessey, Oklahoma Tuesday where he has accepted a position in a grocery store.
Miss Willie Harris returned Wednesday from an extended visit to Virginia and the Atlantic coast resorts.
Mrs. Rose Maxey will leave Monday to visit relatives in Illinois.
Charles Haber has accepted a clerkship with S. M. Satterfield.
There is a long article about the activities of two crooks, Joe Yantis, piano tuner, and H. H. Adams, music teacher. The crooks fell out over a $5 bill. Yantis was arrested at Gainesville for taking a $5 bill from the home of N. M. Peters where he was tuning a piano; Adams helped to “capture” Yantis; Yanis, in turn, squealed on Adams.
There is a long article about “mismanagement” of funds: A. K. Root of Alton, Illinois owned several thousand acres of land in the Big Wichita Valley part of Clay County; Joe F. Edwards of Wichita Falls was hired to superintend the property for Mr. Root. Joe Edwards, a resident for 6 years of Wichita Falls, had the confidence of several people and many friends; he wound up about $25,000 short in his management….
Killed by Lightning
Mr. and Mrs. Knight went to Decatur Friday to attend the funeral of their uncle J. C. Carpenter who was killed by lightning. From the Decatur News:
He was assisting his father-in-law, Dr.Stewart of Oregon, in unloading two cars of horses. It was about 3:30 in the morning and … a thunderstorm came up and it was proposed they seek shelter until it was over. He and his nephew, Walter Cargill, and Dr. Stewart were near together and his son Jesse was sitting on a horse. Mr. Carpenter turned and left the group, but only went a few steps… he started to return and the fatal bolt took his life… Carpenter had a premonition for some time that he would be killed by lightning or in a storm.
Eugene Harris of Gainesville was in the city Sunday, the guest of his brother-in-law J. H.Stroud.
John Clary returned from the World’s Fair Monday. He says he saw so much that he does not remember what he did see.
Mrs. R. H. Palmer and baby left Tuesday for a visit to her parents in Barry, Illinois; she will be gone a month or more.
Mrs. J. R. Ralls of Terrell, I. T. is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Martin, while Mr. Ralls goes to St. Louis to buy goods.
W.P.Searcey of Foard County and brother-in-law of J. B Mosier and his two sons were in the city Wednesday on their way to the Cherokee Strip.
E. I. Hollway of Mehaska, Iowa has bought land near Hurnville and will open up a grocery store at that place; Mr. Holloway’s family is here, but he is in Iowa closing up business.
W. Wright has returned from Atlanta (Clay Co.) where his son-in-law was killed. The deceased was struck on the head with a club. There is no clue to perpetrator of the crime as there were no witnesses.
Thomas D. Helm returned last night from a visit in his hold home Saline County, Missouri.
Mr. and Mrs. George Spangler of Lockport, Illinois who were called here by the death of their son E. E. Spangler have returned home.
The Honorable F. M Johnson, wife, son and daughter of San Bernadino, California who have been spending some time at the home of Mrs. C. E. Johnson of Cambridge started on their homeward trip Thursday. Mr. Johnson is a brother of the late William Johnson and this is the first visit to his sister since William Johnson’s death