Dallas Morning News
February 16, 1886
Sherman’s Budget of News
Sherman, Feb. 15:
J. W. WOOD, petit larceny, released from jail after taking the pauper’s oath.
W. T. FARRIS, petit larceny, released on same consideration.
ROBERT HILL, colored, carrying a pair of brass knuckles, completed his jail time and was released.
Deputy sheriff JOHN MOORE took a negro woman to Freestone County as a witness in a criminal case on trial there.
Marriage license: JOSEPH A. SMITH and J. P. HILL both of Grayson County.
Real estate transfers:
T. E. SHIRLEY to SIMON HUNT
C. STEVENS and wife to JOHN D. PATTERSON
Last will and testimony of B. F. EDWARDS of Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, to FRANKLIN EDWARDS, real estate in this county amount $25,000, recorded in Grayson County.
JACOB VOELKE of the Collinsville precinct brought in several Russian maple trees for the county officials to plant in the courtyard.
JACK LYNCH, violation of U. S. intercourse law, will be tried before judge RICKETTS.
To the Soldiers’ Home
J. M. MACKLIN and P. S. HYATT, who have been inmates of the county almshouse for some time, were notified their petitions for admittance to the Soldiers’ Home at Leavenworth, Kansas had been favorably audited and they would be received and two tickets from Sherman to Leavenworth accompanied the letter. Before leaving on the north bound train, they stated to the News reporter though ex-Union soldiers, they had nothing but gratitude for the officers of the almshouse.
A Nation Case
Some time since FRANK TUCKER of Burlington, Montague County, became involved in a difficulty which ended in Tucker killing his man. He was arrested and placed under bond for his appearance before the criminal district court of Montague County. In order to secure good legal talent to defend his cause, he gave a note for the prompt settlement of attorney’s fees incurred in the trial. This he did and upon final trial was acquitted of the charge of murder. He, however, did not pay his attorney’s fees at the promised time and suit was brought upon his note, which was well endorsed. About the time of the suit, the cattle belonging to Tucker were driven into the Nation, and as he had no property in Texas subject to attachment, his sureties, had the judgment to face. Some time afterward Tucker’s cattle were found on this side of the river and were attached by officers of Montague County. Tucker at once went before U. S. authorities and swore out a complaint against CHARLES COOK, GEORGE TUCKER, and others, charging them with theft of his cattle and driving them into Texas so they could be attached. Cook and Tucker were arrested at Burlington late Saturday night by deputy marshal JOHNSON and are now on trial in Sherman on the charge preferred by FRANK TUCKER, who is not present..the court found the facts substantiated did not justify further detention of the defendants and ordered their immediate release.
A Mistake All Around
A night or two lights were seen at the residence of THOMAS BRADLEY on North Travis St., and as the family were absent, the discoverer summoned a crowd and accompanied by policeman JAMES MELTON, they went over to make an investigation. When they neared the house, there was a light but when they got nearer, the light went out… officer went to the door and demanded it be opened… instead of a burglar, it was a trembling servant girl, who explained…