The Henrietta Independent
Henrietta, Clay County, Texas
November 12, 1897
Near Dear Grove, Clay County, there are two intelligent and interesting children, ANNIE LEE and LONNIE WALTON, children of WALTER and RUTHEY WALTON. They have seven grandmothers living. On the mother’s side, Mr. G. E. MCARTHUR age 41, Mrs. T. STRATON age 62, Mrs. ELEIZABETH LAVERN, age 66, Mrs. A A. BROWLEY, age 88. On the father’s side, Mrs. ADELAIDE WALTON, age 48, Mr. ELRIED WALTON, age 76, Mrs. AMANDA M. THREADGILL, age 74. Written by J. MILLER.
Charlie, Nov. 8: JOHN MYER’S barn caught fire and almost destroyed his entire crop.
THOMAS HARRISON and Miss LILLIE HERON were married by Rev. TAYLOR WHITE at the home of the bride’s parents.
Bro. WEEKS, a young M. E. minister from Kentucky, is staying with the HOUSEHOLDER family and recently preached two fine sermons.
Cambridge, Nov. 2: Judge PATTON lectured at the school.
Mrs. MAUD BURKS of Clarksville is here to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.A. SPANGLER.
Rev. J. W. BELL and family will move to Denton county.
L. T. RINEY of Jolly moved to the P. B.MITCHELL place.
J. P. KELLER returned home from Bowie to receive the benefit of our school.
JAMES CAMPBELL was home for a visit.
SEYMOUR WAHLIN returned from visiting his brother JOHN WHALIN at Dallas.
Erroneous tax assessments: T. G. GLIDEWELL, D. C. MARTIN, R. J. DICE, remitted.
R. J. ARMSTRONG of Precinct 4 resigned.
Monthly allowance of MARY STARKEY increased from $7.50 to $10.00.
From C. A. MINTON: I have sold out to J.A. GEORGE, who will continue at the same stand.
Miss DORA, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. T. C. SWOFFORD, is sick with slow fever.
Miss NINA WHITE is sick.
Sunday afternoon, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE GARDNER, W.D. ERWIN and Miss MYRTA GARDNER were married by judge PATTON.
Additional marriage licenses:
WALTER SHAW and Miss BIRDIE REEVES
L. D.WEBB and Miss CORA FRANKS
T. S. FOREE and Miss ROXEY MARSHELL
J. M. SUTHERLAND and Miss LULA CHRISTIAN
The infant son, age two months, of Mr. and Mrs. JAMES JOHNSON of Indian Territory, died at the residence of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WEBB of Henrietta, Monday night. Funeral services were held Tuesday and burial at city cemetery.
Wanted for Horse Theft
Sheriff GEORGE arrested CHARLIE GROVES, alias WILL GROSS, on a charge of horse theft. The arrest was made at the request of Erath County officers where the alleged theft was made.
C. DEAN of Jolly was in town, just from Smith county where he reports farmers are in a bad way, many foreclosures.
Mrs. E. S. WELDON returned from a visit with the C. N. BAKER family at Myrtle. She was accompanied by Miss LIZZIE HUDGINS of Grapevine, a sister of Mrs. Baker.
The family of P. M. MCKINNEY will move from Vernon to occupy the W. S. KNIGHT residence at the corner of California and Spring streets. Mr. McKinney succeeds M. L. SULLIVAN as manager of the PARLIN & ORENDORFF Co.
Prof. W. F. LANE of Waco was here.
W. T. WILSON of Bellevue was here.
J. B. GLASGOW is at Gainesville.
Rev. J. THEDFORD left to hold a meeting at Chico.
E. W. CHILDS and LON RUSSELL of Blue Grove were in town.
J. R. FORD of Bellevue is visiting his son, district clerk C. L. FORD.
T. J. BELCHER returned from Decatur.
Miss ELLA JACKSON of Bellevue was in town, returning to Sherman.
Mr. and Mrs. R. J. BROWN and family of Loop were shopping in town.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. BELCHER and Miss MARY ARNOLD of Blue Grove were in town.
Hot Springs, Ark., Nov. 10: Dead: FRANK KAUFMAN, CHARLEY JOHNSON and CLARA ERHART from a fire at the A. ERHART’S bakery on Central Ave., a three story building occupied by the Erhart family as a residence on the third floor. Some employees slept on the second floor, including FRANK KAUFMAN and CHARLES JOHNSON.
Atlanta, Georgia, Nov. 10: Patrolman J. T. PONDER was killed Monday night when he was shadowing a supposed burglar who entered the wholesale whiskey house of L. STEINAU…
ALEXANDER J. CRUTCHFIELD, an old pioneer and respected citizen, died at Fort Worth, Texas from dropsy.
ROBERT BARRY, 9 years old, was dragged to death by a cow at Norman, Oklahoma Territory. He was taking the animal to water and tied the rope around his waist.
CHARLES KINNEBROUGH, age 10, died at Salem, Oklahoma Territory, from snakebit.
R. R. WILSON was found dead in a cornfield near Crawford, Texas, shot dead by unknown parties.
Miss IDA SUMMERS allegedly suicided at Enid, Oklahoma Territory.
A.J. STEWARD killed himself with chloroform near Baird, Texas.
ALBERT MOSSLEY, 14 years old, was caught in the shaft of a gin near Greenville, Texas and was killed.
J. A. BENNETT was given a life sentence at Hillsboro, Texas for the murder of Mrs. MARY JENKINS in December of last year.
BEN LLOYD was thrown by a horse near Franklyn, Texas and killed.
Buffalo Springs, Nov. 8: Pastor G. H. BIDDY preached a splendid sermon. At the close of services, J. M.SUTHERLAND of Collin County and Miss LULA CHRISTIAN of Buffalo Springs were united in marriage.
The public school begins next Monday, S. N. SUTHERLAND as teacher.
Friday, November 19, 1897
Charlie, Nov. 15: F. M. HOGAN and family arrived here from Milam County. He lived here about three years ago.
Rev. J. E. CRUTCHFIELD and wife of Benavanue passed through town.
The examining trial of young WILLIE MYER, the boy charged with entering the postoffice, was held and his bond set for $300.00.
Jury: M. A. GILBERT, J. W. HILL, W. H. GLADDEN, C. W. HOVER, R. D. HECK, M. E. IVIE, W. A. KING, L. D. HOWARD, R. A JAMISON, R. B. BALLOUN, J. B. NOLIN, J. W. ROBINSON, J. R HOBBS, G. A. C. ROY, J. S. SINCLAIR, E. G. PHAGAN.
Cases: JOHNATHAN BRADLEY VS SEARS, CONN & MCKERLIE; state vs G. C. WRIGHT, simple assault, guilty and fined, then using abusive language, dismissed; state vs S. M. SATTERFIELD, violating local option law, dismissed.
S.T. WYNN of Prospect was here.
LEE CALDWELL of Memphis was here.
J.A. TEMPLETON of Sherman was in town.
W. S. DOUGLAS of Bellevue was here to visit relatives.
W. N. BIALEY left for Oregon. He will work for a life insurance company.
Miss BETTIE JOHNSON returned from a visit at Austin.
Mrs. J. S. HAAOLDAY visited her father Co. J. H. SANDS at Tolona, Illinois.
KENT MINISHAW of Lamar county is visiting J. D. ALLEN.
G. W. CAMPBELL of Cambridge was in town and ordered the Independent sent to his uncle at Middlesboro, Kentucky.
Rev. J. P. WHEELER of Clarendon was in twon.
H. F. WHITE of Beard’s Ranch visited his daughter Mrs. J.D. ALLEN the first of the week. Mrs. Allen and children returned home with him to visit in the country.
Rev. J. W. ROWLETT was in Gainesville taking depositions in the case of the church vs J.W. HILL. Rev. Hill was temporarily deposed from the ministry last summer by a council of ministers.
R. D. HAVENER and JOHN JACOBS are doing some needed work on the streets.
Mrs. LOU BROWN of Woodbine is visiting her daughter Mrs. W.A. DAWSON who is ill.
MINNIE, the little granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. P. JONES, is very ill.
Mrs. EUNICE ALEXANDER accepted a position with ALCORN & CROXTON and will have charge of the millinery department.
Mrs. M. IKARD sent the Independent office some fine pears from her orchard.
Marriage licenses issued to: WILLIAM STURNS and Miss ANNIE SHANNON; R. E. COODY and Miss DELLA WATSON; OSCAR MORGAN and Miss JENNIE JOHNSON; A. W. DUNCAN and Miss BARRETT.
Saturday evening, a peddler who gave his name as S. YOUNG, claimed to have been knocked on the jaw and robbed for $15 near the R. F. FEATHERSTON’s farm in Riverland neighborhood and Young was brought to town by Mr. FEATHERSTON’S son and R. T. GREEN of Henrietta, who works for Mr. Featherston. .. jaw bone was fractured. Young is being cared for at H. C. HOLT’S.
The five year old child of P. L. ROGERS at Caddo, Indian Territory was burned to death when her dress caught fire from a stove.
At near Chico, A. MARTIN was accidentally killed when his pistol dropped from his pocket and the bullet discharged, bullet went through his head.
JOHN VASSER, a boy, was acquitted at Weatherford, Texas, charged with murder.
WALDIN APPLING jumped from a train at Cleburne, Texas and was badly injured.
Little MAY HEIGH, 8 year old, picked 204 pounds of cotton near Waxahachie.
J. A. WRIGHT pleaded guilty to five indictments for forgery at Hillsboro, Texas and received a sentence of ten years.
WILLIAMJ. GRANT, who was charged with the murder of TOM WESSON at Giddings, Texas, was acquitted.
WILLIAM JONES, a brakeman on the Katy RR, was caught between cars at LaGrange, Texas and cut to pieces.
SAM FURGUSON, a negro, was shot and killed while attempting to enter the residence of JOE MILLS at Houston, Texas, for burglary.
THOMAS COLEMAN, colored, was shot and killed at Fort Worth in a quarrel over a game of dominoes.
J. D. HARSTON/ HARRISON at Minco, Indian Territory is charged with defrauding a widow out of a $144 per year pension. She had not received her pension in four years.
Friday, November 26, 1897
Prospect, Nov. 20: Mrs. S. T. WYNN has been sick.
BOB and RUFUS SLAUGHTER returned from a trip to Greer County, looking at the country.
S. T. WYNN and I. GIBSON went to Henrietta.
Mrs. ALBERT MCRAY returned from a visit at Archer City.
I.GIBSON bought a new buggy.
P. STEPHENS had business at Henrietta.
J. A MCRAY had business at Henrietta.
WILLIE COLLIE returned from Indian Territory. He reports lots of cotton yet to be picked.
Mr. IVEY gave a candy breaking last Monday night.
FRANK and RICKMAN LEE returned from picking cotton in the Territory.
Jurors: W. J. MANTON, Y. P.MCMASTERS, J. T. POWERS, P. C. SHAW, J. A. PHELPS, A. G. HUTCHESON, J.A. JONES, LON KELLEY, S. R. MELUGIN, R. P. O’BION, A. PAGE.
Cases: J. C. SPOTSWOOD vs Fort Worth Denver RR; A. D. GOODENOUGH vs A. P. POWELL for debt.
H. BODDY of Burdett, Franklin Co., Iowa traded for the BUTCHER pasture northeast of Henrietta, 17,000 acres, in return for a 1760 acre farm in Iowa. Mr. Boddy will reside with his family at Henrietta.
JOE FORD of Bellevue was here.
A.J. FARMER of Vashti was in town.
JNO. H. BLECHER of San Antonio was in town.
B. TOBOLOWSKY returned from Dallas and Hillsboro.
LEE CALDWELL of Memphis was here.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S.MARTIN are visiting their daughter Mrs. DOLLIE RALLS at Ryan.
Misses BEULAH WEEKS and MOLLIE BROWN of Bellevue attended the teachers institute.
H. FINLEY WELDON went to attend the bicycle races at Wichita Falls.
J. E. and W. R. WHITE of Bellevue visited their sister Mrs. L. J. WALKER.
J. W. KERR and family of Bellevue passed through on their way to Cheyenne country.
Rev. JAMES WOOD of New Mexico stopped to visit his cousin, Mr. T. J. ATKINSON.
Rev. G. L. HICKEY of Bellevue attended the revival at the Evangelical church.
LOIS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM WANTLAND, has bee sick.
Hon. H.A. ALLEN abandoned his intentions to move to Alaska.
Marriage licenses: HARRY C. WALKER and Miss KIZZIE WALKER; WALTER DEAN and Miss ADA DAVIS.
News in Brief
The millinery store of Mrs. JOHN BAILEY at Texarkana was destroyed by fire.
CARLTON MITCHELL young negro, was run over by a train near Galveston and died.
LUM HEAD was jailed at Bonham, Texas for alleged murder of his son-in-law.
MATTHEW WINFIELD, a brakeman, was badly hurt at Denton, Texas.
A child of BEE MARSHALL at Bonham died from diphtheria.
THOMAS A. EVANS, who was shot near Hutto by JOHN HYSMITH/HIGHSMITH, died from wounds.
Mrs. W. F. MCGOWAN was thrown from a buggy at Amarillo and badly injured.
Engineer FRANK BERRY was killed from a wreck on the Rock Island RR near Renfrow, Oklahoma Territory.
Los Angeles, California, Nov. 24: JOHN LEE was arrested here on a warrant issued by the U. S. district court of northern Texas on the charge of attempting to murder W. B. DANFORTH at the time the Missouri, Kansas and Texas train was held up at Atoka, Indian Territory in 1893. Lee, who is but 21 years old, denied any knowledge of the affair.
ALBERT ESLER was found dead at this house a few miles north of town Sunday morning by ABE EATON, who works on an adjoining farm to Esler’s. Mr. Esler had been sick with severe pains in his stomach and chest. Justice PATTERSON held an inquest and rendered a verdict of heart failure. Mr. Esler lived alone. Mr. Eaton visited him on Saturday and found him better. Mr. Esler was a peculiar character and somewhat eccentric, particularly on the subject of religion. … He had some property and had said before he died, he had made a will giving $500 to the Buckner Orphans Home at Dallas and the rest of his estate to the Evangelical Church of this city. Patterson made a careful search but found no will, but found several notes, some well secured, some outlawed.
JOE FORD reports the peculiar and sudden death of a well digger, whose name he does not remember. The man went to the house of Q. B. CHAPMAN in Bellevue to work a well, and at night, was shown his room, but the next morning the room was not occupied and his body was found in the middle of the street in front of the house. Justice HUDSON rendered the death from natural causes.
Friday, December 3, 1897
Cambridge, Nov. 29: ALBERT SOUTH left here for parts unknown.
J. B. CULWELL gave a farewell party for the young people.
JIM CAMBPELL returned home.
L. B. DUKE and family of Collin County moved to the E. W. CALDWELL place.
Charlie, Dec. 1: Today seems to be moving day. Mr. HOGAN moves to Mr. BROOM’S abode, then Mr. Broom goes to FERN HOOKER’S place who move.
Officers elected for Woodmen of the World: L. B. BARRETT, D. B. SHELTON, LEE L. WELLS, JNO. B. GILVIN, W. B. FREY, WILL EASLEY, E. A. JOHNSTON, GEORGE CUNNINGHAM.
Bellevue, Dec. 2: J. P. KERR of Weatherford is visiting.
Rev. G. L. HICKEY, Mesdames J. F. JACKSON and R. HICKEY are attending the holiness meeting at Henrietta.
W. R. WHITE and wife of Post Oak are visiting relatives here.
W. M. BROWN is visiting relatives at Collin County.
J. C. MCGOWAN of Stoneburg moved here to send his children to school.
Mrs. C. H. WHTIING returned from visiting her brother at Clarenton.
J. A. GRIFFIN will move Malakoff in Henderson county.
H. Y. YOUNG, prominent stockman of Stoneburg, was here.
Burkville, Texas, Nov. 30: News reached here that FRANK MACK, 8 year old son of H. F MACK, who lives eight miles east of here, was killed in a runaway Saturday morning. Little Frank and two other boys were riding on a load of fodder, when the horses ran away, throwing Frank against a tree, killing him.
Enid, Oklahoma Territory, Dec. 1: JOHN MAUK, age 24, son of GILBERT MAUK of this town, shot and killed himself during the absence of his family. He had been in an asylum but was discharged.
Silver City, New Mexico, Dec. 1: The body of LULA WERNER, 24 year daughter of a rancher living south of here, was found in a gully near her home… posse looking for AMBROSIO GARCIA, a Mexican sheepherder.
Ardmore, Indian Territory, Dec. 1: The smallest child born in this area is the little four day old daughter of Dr. and Mrs. N. C. WOOD of Ardmore, weighs only three pounds.
Kremlin, Oklahoma Territory, Dec. 1: GEORGE BLAINE, living nine miles west of here, fell from his wagon and was crushed to death by the wheels.
Taylor, Texas, Dec. 1: R. B. HUTTO and FLOYD FINDELL, farmers, lying near Taylor, say a few days ago, a landowner living between Bartlett and Davilla, discharged some parties hunting in his fields and after the hunters left, a cartridge was found, filled with Johnson grass seed. .. novel way of sowing farms with Johnson grass.
Campbell, Texas, Dec. 1: WILL FLYNN, section foreman at this place, was shot in the back of the head, by some unknown party.
Gayhill, Texas, Dec. 1: A deaf German, CHIRS MOORE, who lives in this neighborhood, was killed by a freight train.
Guthrie, Okla. Terr., Nov. 20: A 16 year old son of JAMES JACKSON of Seward township, fell under the wheels of a steam traction engine and was crushed to death.
Cleburne, Texas, Dec. 1: The habeas corpus trial of STOKES SHAW, charged with killing TOM CRANE, resulted Shaw in jail without bail.
Ardmore, Indian Territory, Dec. 1: The postoffice and store of W. S. HODGES at Leon, I. T. burned.
News in Brief
LEWIS SIMPSON, a wood hauler, fell from his wagon at Yoakum and was killed.
ESSEX HARWOOD, colored, age 93, died at Denison, Texas.
ALLEN PRICE died near Blossom Prairie, Texas of hydrophobia.
CHARLES ANDERSON, noted negro leader, was killed at a negro festival at Gonzales, Texas.
Two negroes, HARRY TUCKER and JAMES BOYD, had a fight on a farm near Texarkana and Boyd is dead.
DIXON L. AMOS was arrested at Texarkana, charged with safe blowing.
S.W. TURNER, age 83, toothless for years, is cutting a new set of teeth, lives at Copperas Cove, Texas.
THOMAS PETERS, a blacksmith at Fort Worth, got his leg broken while shoeing a horse.
T. D. SOLOMON returned from Corsicana.
SCOTT HOWARD returned from Hill County.
NORMAN MAXWELL of Ryan, I. T. visited his sister Mrs. T. C. SWOFFORD.
A.F ANDERSON family moved from Jack County to their farm, the CHISM place five miles east of town.
Mrs. E. S. WILSON will visit her daughter Mrs. HATTIE DORRIS at Phoenix, Arizona.
Mr. and Mr. D. E. MORELAND and children returned from picking cotton in Indian Territory.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. HOLDER of Denton County visited Mr. and Mrs. D. W. REEDY.
The family of H. BODDY from Iowa will occupy the BUTLER residence on Omega Street.
JOHN STANTON of Joy sold a bale of strict middling cotton to the Goldman Mercantile Co.
W. J. BELCHER from Blue Grove shipped cattle to St. Louis.
BENTON BALLOU / BALLEW of Jolly will leave for Pasadino, California to visit relatives then will probably leave for Alaska.
Morgan, Texas, Dec. 20: In a difficulty near here, JEB HARRIS was stabbed seven times, dying within minutes. JOE CLAYBROOK was arrested.
Galveston, Dec. 1: Mrs. ANDERSON, age 89, wife of WILLIAM ANDERSON, was found dead from chloroform and carbolic acid poisoning. She was the mother of seven children…asylum.
Ardmore, Ind. Terr., Dec. 1: Upon motion of the defendant’s attorneys, the trial of CLARENCE B. DOUGLASS, charge with the murder of JAMES WILLIAMS, editor, was continued until next term.
JOE WHITE and Miss FANNIE STOWE were married at Veal Station.
December 10, 1897
Myrtle, Dec. 7: Mr. and Mrs. A. BELL, Miss ALLIE BELL and ISHAM ARNOLD returned from a visit in Indian Territory.
M. C. PRICE and family moved to Clarendon some time ago and had the misfortune of losing their only child RUBY last week. The body was brought here for burial.
J. M. CLAIBORNE, who was run over at Jolly by a Katy train several weeks and whose leg was amputated above the knee in consequence, has recovered sufficiently to go to his friends. He left for the home of his friend, LEWIS GREEN, in Denton County. He called at the Independent office and expressed his thanks for the people of Henrietta who helped him, especially to Mr. Bell and family.
Knight of Pythias officers: E.A JOHNSTON, F. E. SQUIRES, W. F. SUDDATH, J. A. GEORGE, L .J. BARBER, W. H. COOK, CYRUS COLEMAN, G.S ELLIS, L. J. BARBER, T. BERNER.
H. V. BIRD went to Bellevue.
J. L. HARRIS of Benvanue ws hre.
J. B. CULWELL and family left for Indian Territory.
Judge and Mrs. P. M. STINE and children are at Dallas.
G. A. JACKSON of Arkansas is here to looking after his realty interests.
S. M. SEARS returned from the Panhandle.
S. L. MORRIS, editor of the Baptist magazine GUARDIAN, was here.
Misses MYRTA COOK and LAURA ROBERTSON of Wichita Falls were shopping here.
Mrs. PIOR of Denison is visiting her daughter Mr. J.W. BORUM who is sick.
Mr. A. L. FORD is visiting her husband’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. FORD.
B. BINGHAM of Pinnville, Kentucky arrived here in search of a more healthy climate.
Mr. J. F. RALLS and daughter Miss IZZ and son WILLIE of Missouri are visiting her father, J. S. MARTIN.
J. W. SOUTH of Tennessee is visiting his brothers, G. W. SOUTH of Blue Grove and F. N. SOUTH of Cambridge.
Rev. J. G. MILLER, pastor of the church in the Polytechnic College at Fort Worth, was here in the interest of the college.
Mr. and Mrs. ALEXANDER of Whitesboro visited their daughter-in-law, Mrs. EUNICE ALEXANDER.
J. H. DUNN of Benvanue purchased household goods, to move into his house.
Rev. L. S. BARTON and family are now in the Methodist parsonage. He is the Methodist preacher.
Capt. J. O. GOAD of Fannintown returned from Fort Worth where he had treatment for a cancerous growth on his face.
R. W. WATKINS returned from Indian Territory where he helped survey the Choctaw country, preparing for allotments and settlements.
Married: A. G. JENNINGS and Miss LILIE GARDNER were married Tuesday, at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE GARDNER, the ceremony performed by Rev. W. ERWIN. Mr. Jennings is a machinist, lately employed by PARLIN & ORENDORFF Co.
JOHN PAGAN employed as jail guard.
J. C. CRAIN allowed $10 per month for support of a pauper.
E. W. COLEMAN appointed as superintendency of country poor farm.
For the teachers institute on Dec. 17 and 18, 1897: W. O. JENKINS, J. R. HUNTER, Miss ANNIE WOODWARD, Miss LILLIAN CRUTCHER, E. E. HERSEY, F. MAJOR, Miss LULA JOHNSON, Mrs. A. J. SMITH, J. E. FRAZIER, L. C. SUTTLE, E. S. PERKINS, Miss MAUD WEBB,J. S. HOLADAY, A. J. SMITH, T. W. PAGE, Miss ALICE MASON, L. C. HINCKLEY, N. S. KILGORE, LEWIS JOHNSON, E. R. LONG, MILTON BARKER.
Gravitt, Arkansas, Dec. 8: In a fight over a baseball game at Purdine, WILLIAM and J. G. MARRIOTT were fatally stabbed by ALBERT JOHNSON, who was shot and dangerously wounded by the Marriotts.
El Reno, Okla. Terr., Dec. 7: The seven year old daughter of JAMES SMITH was burned to death caused by her clothes igniting from a spark from the stove.
News in Brief
IDA BAKER, a woman shot at Wharton, by S. PURVIANCE, is dead, verdict accidentally killing.
In a difficulty at Pittsburg, Texas, C. R. BAILEY was shot to death by WALTER CHANCE, colored.
SAMUEL, CHARLES, and Mrs. WILLIAM JONES died at Bonham.
December 17, 1897
J. H. SLACK returned from Paducah in Cottle County, accompanied by his mother who has been sick.
Miss BONNIE CHRISTAL of Decatur is visiting her aunt Mrs. T. A. MINTER.
WILL ALCORN of Nocona was here. He is embarked in the grocery business six miles north of Nocona.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. SLACK of Harvard, Iowa, are visiting his mother and brothers, J. H. and GEORGE SLACK.
Miss HALLIE PATTON came home from Ardmore, Ind. Ter., to spend the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. C. PATTON.
W. W. WAYBURN, lately of Ryan, was here. He and his brother built the first house in Henrietta. It was near where the City Mills is now located. Mrs. Wayburn died recently and he will make his home in Henrietta with his son-in-law HENRY GARDNER, the Katy section foreman.
Marriage license issued to CHARLEY MORRIS and Miss BETTIE HAWKING.
Prospect, Dec. 15: GIBSON & KIRBY dissolved partnership, Kirby taking the stock of goods, but the goods were sold to MARK MILLINER of Post Oak.
Uncle BILL MCARTHUR of Indian Territory was in town.
JAMES MCARTHUR and JOE ROBERTSON moved to Cottle County.
S. T. and C. H. WYNN were in Henrietta.
J. F. LEE purchased the farm and store house owned by I. GIBSON.
A.V. MCQUEEN left for Tina, Missouri.
Our school is progressing under the management of Prof. N. S. KILGORE.
News in Brief
GEORGE A. WELLS, ex-sheriff, was shot to death at Wharton, Texas.
JAMES KELLEY died at the Capitol hotel in Houston before medical aid could reach him.
JERRY WINDOM died from heart disease at Houston, Texas.
ELLIS DORITY, who was shot by ED OLIVER at Corpus Christi, died.
M. H. GALBRAITH was arrested at Meridian, Texas for the murder of deputy sheriff PETERSON which occurred in 1874.
TOM JOHNSON, colored, was shot and killed at Hempstead.
ANDREW B. THOMAS, who killed F. J. PENN at Waco, was taken to Hillsboro for safe keeping.
ALBERT FLOWERS fell under a train near Collinsville and was killed.
R. W. TEMPLETON, a farmer living near Denton, was thrown from his wagon and seriously injured.
Mrs. MATTIE GRAY, a widow of 65 years old, was found sitting on the steps of her home at Abner, Texas, dead.
JOHN ROBINSON, a tramp shoemaker, was locked at Mangum, Okla. Terr., for being drunk. He was dead the next morning.
EMIL SCHMIDT, a wealthy farmer near San Antonio, was clubbed to death and robbed.
LOUIS SONISE, who claimed to be 118 years old, died at Buffalo Gap, Texas.
Cambridge, Dec. 15: CHARLES COLLINS of Wilson school house passed through here.
B. D. BINGHAM of Pineville, Kentucky is here and will put in a barber shop at Henrietta.
FRANK CAMPBELL made a trip to Henrietta.
JOHN HIRLINGER returned home.
ROBERT WEBB of Henrietta and CHARLES SPANGLER of this place visited our school.
SEYMOUR WHALIN was here.
Miss MAGGIE WEBB of Henrietta visited friends here.
J. B. CULWELL and family started for Cheyenne country last week, except Misses DELLA and MAUD, who will stay with J. P. NUFFER and WILL DOUGLAS.
Miss SALLIE WHALIN of Dallas passed through here.
Friday, December 24, 1897
Obituary for RUBIE, only child of M. J. and KATIE PENN PRICE, died near Clarendon of croup on morning of Dec. 1, 1897, age three years two months eight days.
Lone Star and Vashti
Vashit, Dec. 22: Church and Sunday school froze out last Sunday. Pastor ROACH did not come. There was a cheerful surprise, RICHARDTHOMPSON of lone Star, having summoned Rev. J. E. NEWSOM, in company with his brother and sister met the north bound train at Bellevue, bringing his bride, Miss HATTIE SULLINS from Savoy, Fannin County, and they were duly united in the holy bonds of wedlock. Mr. Thompson is well known around Lone Star as an industrious young man and his lovely bride once lived at Vashti, a most excellent Christian lady.
Mrs. J. A. PHELPS of Lone Star has a nice flock of guinea fowls.
HAMMIE ALCORN, little son of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. ALCORN, died Wednesday morning.
The Baptist church last Sunday night was the scene of a very pretty wedding which took place after the conclusion of the sermon. JOHN B. GILVIN and Miss NINNIE MAY WHITE, both of this city were married. Miss White came down on the south aisle on the hand of Mrs. CURTIS MCKEEHAN and the groom came down the north aisle with Mr. McKeehan, where the pastor, Rev. T. C. SWOFFORD, united them in a pretty ceremony. W. D. GILVIN, brother of the groom, and Miss IZZA RAWLS, cousin of the bride, acted as ushers. The wedding march was played by Misses MABLE and LUCILLE WINNING on the violin and organ. The groom is a prominent young business man, junior member of the firm D. GILVIN & Co. The bride is a niece of Mrs. M. J. DENNING and is a most estimable young lady.
Shooting at Courthouse
Eastland, Dec. 222: As district court opened Monday, WILL WEBB and HUGH ADAMS exchanged courtesies with shotguns at 20 passes. No damage done. Both in jail.
JAMES L. COZART and Miss LILLIE HAMMER; F. M. BROWN and Miss RODA C. BRAGG; J. B. HENDRICKS and LURA HOOD; EMANUEL DAVENPORT and ANNIE CANTRELL; PLEAS WARREN and MATTIE WILLIAMS; J. W. THOMPSON and MATTIE SULLIVAN; JNO. B. GILVIN and Miss NINNIE MAE WHITE.
F. J. FORD is at Decatur.
Col. G. J. MORRIS of Newport is here.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. PETERS returned from Belcherville.
Miss VIRGIE BROWN of Blue Grove was here.
JOHN C. CONN returned from the Panhandle; he is sick.
A.C. THOMPSON of Benvanue is here.
BURT BELCHER of Twobig is visiting here.
Miss IVA HIGHT, a pupil at the high school, is spending the holidays with friends at Bellevue.
Misses CLAUDIA CLARY, WILLIE and PAT IKARD and MAY GOWAN are home from Oak Cliff college for the holidays.
Misses IDYL JOHNSTON and WILIE PATTERSON are home from Oak Cliff college.
Mrs. D. E.MORELAND left for Murphysboro, Illinois to visit her daughter Mrs. F. H. BARTLES.
Rev. and Mrs. J. GILMORE SMITH of Seymour are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. F. LOGAN/
J. A. TEMPLETON of Sherman was here. He has formed a law partnership with C. I. GALLOWAY, late of Bonham.
Miss ELLA JACKSON of Bellevue passed through on her way home from Sherman where she attends school.
Mrs. IRENE YODER and her mother Mrs. L. L. BROWN of Riverland returned home after visiting with friends here.
J. R. CLARY of Magnolia, Arkansas arrived and will probably make his home here. He is presently visiting his uncle A. G. HUTCHSON of New London neighborhood.
December 31, 1897
Ikard school house, Dec. 24: Our school is progressing nicely under the skillful management of Miss SUSIE GORMLEY. The literary is in full blast.
There was a dance at Miss SALLIE GUTHRIE’S the night of the 27th.
All of PARKER HILL’S friends will please wear the usual badge of morning on account of his losing his best girl. She will start for the coast in a few days.
Mrs. BURKETT and children left to spend the holidays with her mother at Farmersville.
LONNIE NOWLIN and family left to spend the holidays.
J. W. BURKETT is trying to hatch but it is a hard life to live.
Mrs. TANDY is spending Christmas with her mother down east.
JOHNNY BLANTON is shaking hands with friends and schoolmates here.
M. V. STRATTON is adding some more room to his residence.
Myrtle, Dec. 28: The justice court met last Friday to try the GIBSON-KIRBY case.
Dr. L. A. LINDSAY is home from medical school at Fort Worth.
Mrs. PRICE returned to her home at Clarendon.
PAT T. BURKS is here for the holidays. He is a clerk in a dry goods store.
Bellevue, Dec. 30: J. M. NICHOLS is on business at Fort Worth.
JOHN COVEY and sister from Montague were here.
BRICE FRAZIER of Chicago visited VIRGIL HARBISON.
Dr. A. R. PROTHRO and wife of Granbury visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. MAJORS.
Miss ELLA JACKSON is home from school at Sherman.
JOE WHITE and wife went to Veal Station for the holidays.
Mrs. J. K. MILLIKEN and little daughter ANNIE are here from Fort Worth.
Misses JIMMIE and PEARL HAMMON came home from Bowie for a few days.
Mrs. H. H. VAUGHAN went to visit at Hallsville.
Mr. and Mrs. S. MILLER of Vashti were here.
C. L. FORD and wife spent some time with home folks.
JAMES SPIVEY and NEWT JONES are here from Dresden, Navarro County.
TOM BRAGG and sister Miss LILLIE of Peoria, Hill County are visiting relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. L.M. WEBB of Dundee visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. HATFIELD.
Miss PEARL CREAGER of Vernon is visiting Miss KATE MOUNTS.
Misses ANNA and FANNIE LOVELACE(?) of Bowie are visiting their sister Mrs. D. T. BANKS.
JOE COLE of Dundee and FRANK MELTON of Foard County are visiting homefolks.
WALTER SHAW got his face badly burned from a Roman candle.
Tragedy in Rusk County
Henderson, Dec. 27: A report reached here about a tragedy at Pine Hill Thursday evening. JOHN OSBORN went to Pine Hill, had his shotgun, began firing into the store and houses, wounded ARTHUR BUCKNER, JOHN BUCKNER, PARSON HENDRICKS, CHARLES W. H. HILLEN, BOB MARTIN, colored, BABE HAMPTON and wife, colored. It is thought that Charles Hendricks will die. Osburn then killed himself.
ROBERT F. CARMICHAEL of McLennan County, and Miss ALMA WADSWORTH of Jolly were married Sunday afternoon at the residence of the bride’s parents, Rev. W.W. STEELE officiated. The couple took the south bound train for their home near Mart in McLennan County. (long description of Mr. Carmichael’s difficulty in getting here on the railroads)
On Tuesday evening at Gainesville, LIT BEAR of this town and Miss CLELLIA UTT of Nocona were married by Rev. A. L. JONES at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. GUS MATTOX… bride’s parents knew nothing of the intended wedding… The bride is the daughter of H. UTT, a stockman at Nocona, and a belle of Nocona society. They will make their home in Henrietta.
On Thursday, the 28th, Miss SUSIE HILL, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. F. HILL of this city, was married to R. L. GRAVES of Wise County. The wedding took place at the residence of the bride’s parents, performed by Justice PATTERSON. They will live in Wise County.
On Dec. 26, at the Mirlberry / Mulberry school house, three miles west of Bellevue, J. M. WHITE of Charlie and Miss EFFIE DONALDSON were united in marriage by Rev. M. WHITE of Charlie.
JOE WELCH and Miss CALLIE HOWELL were married at the Charlie school house on Dec. 23 by Rev. M. T. WHITE.
The Independence erred last week by stating the FLANAGAN-CARPENTER wedding took place at the residence of FIL HILL.
Marriage licenses: R. L. GRAVES and Miss SUSIE HILL; JOHN M. WHITE and Miss EFFIE DONALDON; ROBERT F. CARMICHAEL and Miss ALMA WADSWORTH.
News in Brief
WILLIE GILBERT, age 7, died on a train near Texarkana. A pecan hull lodged in his throat and he choked to death.
ED DEAN was shot to death at the opening of a new saloon at Quinlan, Texas.
CHARLIE BRYANT was shot and killed in a saloon at Louisville, Kentucky by CURTIS W. DEARING.
Mr. LANDREWS and Mrs. FIRESTONE, tow of the force of the City Mills, engaged in a difficulty at the mill yesterday in which a chisel was used with great effect on Mr. Firestone’s head. Mr. Landrews drew his wages and departed.
Decatur, Tex., Dec. 29: the case of the state vs R. JOHNSON, charged with murder, was tried and he was sentenced to 25 years.
Baby in a Well
Tuesday evening a little child, age 2, of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. MERMITT, who live at the HOMES place on North Bridge street, tumbled in an old unused well near the house and remained in the water about 20 minutes. W. E. IKARD went down to raise the child who had a large snake coiled about it. The snake had not bitten the child and made no attempt to bite Mr. Ikard. The child recovered, then went into a high fever.
A.A. CROXTON is in Fort Worth.
JOE FORD of Bellevue is here.
Judge ERMETT PATON is at Terrell.
A.BELL of Myrtle was here.
WIL HARTER returned to Childress.
G. M. FINLEY is visiting his parents at Cooper.
JNO. H. BELCHER of Twohig is here.
CLAUDE STONE was in Gainesville.
F. J. BARRETT and H. V. BIRD visited Bellevue.
Mrs. CYRUS COLEMAN and son CLAY were at Nocona.
Miss LIZZIE MCKEEHAN returned from Seymour.
Mr. BOYD of Cooper visited his cousin Miss MOLLIE BITTICK.
Mrs. ROLAND of Spanish Fort visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. MARTIN.
Mrs. Dr. ETTER of Minterville, Indian Territory is visiting her aunt, Mrs. CONN.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. WAGNER are visiting his parents at Newport.
Mr. and Mrs. HENRY KINMAN, late of St. Jo, are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. DUTY.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. SLACK of Harvard, Iowa returned home.
Miss LOUISE HARRISON of Childress Budget was here.
Rev. G. W BASHAM of Hillsboro, former pastor of the C. P. church here, was in town and preached at the church.
W. S. KNIGHT of Denison was here looking after his business interest. Mrs. Knight and little BLANCHE are with him, visiting her sister Mrs. J. W. BORUM and friends.
News in Brief
J. C. SMITH was dangerously shot at Dallas. WILLIAM and ROSE BRANTLEY are under arrest.
GAINES RANDLE, a negro, was shot and killed near Independence, Texas by another negro.
JASON EWING, 10 years old, choked to death on a peanut on a farm near Cleveland, Okla. Terr.
The midget infant of Mr. and Mrs. N. C. WOOD died at Ardmore, Indian Territory.
THOMAS POLLARD was shot by JAMES A. CHAPMAN at Chapman’s saloon in Dallas.
GRANVILLE JESSUP, a young man, was struck by a Santa Fe train at Temple, Texas and badly injured.
ALLEN BATES suicided in a strange way at Plano, Texas.
At Rosebud, Texas, TOM WRIGHT was shot and dangerously wounded by Dr. J. B. BURFORD.
W. R. SHIELDS, a farmer and prominent citizen, died suddenly at Farlie, Texas.
ANDREW PEAK was killed on a ranch near San Angleo by TOM RUSSELL.
C. W. JEFFREYS, white, and PHIL SIMONS, colored, had a shooting scrape at McKinney, both wounded, both jailed.
CHARLES MCDANIEL, living near Tyler, Texas, was accidentally shot and killed by his 8 year old son.
Yoakum, Texas, Dec. 28: ED BATES of the mercantile firm of BATES Bros. of Edgar located nine miles from here, was shot four times and seriously wounded.
Kosse, Texas, Dec. 28: BOB ROBISON was shot in the stomach in a saloon. NAT HOLTON, the proprietor, gave himself up and claimed to have done the shooting.
Rockville, Texas, Dec. 28: ISAAC DURRETT was shot and mortally wounded at a dance here by unknown assailant.
Chattanooga, Dec. 28: WILL and JOHN LIVINGSTON, brothers, at the Blue Creek mines in Alabama, quarreled while drinking and a fight was prevented by friends. Will, age 18, borrowed a shotgun and shot John to death.