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Reprints from the Monkstown News - May 21, 1897

Henry Stewart, a negro, was shot through the head and instantly killed this morning by his son, Frank, a lad of seventeen years. It was sometime before the facts of the case could be ascertained, but suspicion rested on the boy and he was arrested and confessed to the whole affair. The murder was premeditated between the boy and his grandfather, Eph Carr, the first one that got a good chance to do the killing, and so this morning an opportunity presented itself and Henry was killed while sleeping. It was cold blooded murder and it is hoped that the negroes will meet their fate at the end of a rope. All the negroes connected with it are of a very low class.

Reprints from Denison, Texas - June 16, 1900

A possee of citizens from Forster, I.T. (Indian Territory), in pursuit of a gang of men whom they were trying to arrest had a pitched battle with them near Rush Springs and John Hodges and Noah Foster of the possee were wounded. The possee of citizens were armed only with sixshooters and the men they were after had winchesters.

Reprints From the Bonham Favorite - August 3, 1900

Louis Cowart, of this city, received a telephone message this morning that Peter Cowart and his daughter, Bertha, had been drowned in a creek nine miles west of Weatherford. Peter Cowart was an uncle of the Cowart brothers here and lived in Bonham for a long time. It has been about twenty years since he left here. He will be remembered by all the older residents of our city. He was a good citizen and his old friends will regret to learn of his death.

Reprints From the Bonham Favorite - August 31, 1900

Constable Wise brought up this morning from Ladonia, Archie Samuels, charged with lunacy. Archie is about fifteen years old and has been demented about three weeks. His father is dead. He was given a trial this morning and adjudged insane by the jury.

Reprints from the Bonham Favorite (Bonham, TX) - October 10, 1902

Gene Wyckoff is in jail on a charge of theft. It is alleged that Wyckoff found a pocketbook in the vicinity of Ivanhoe last week belonging to C. P. Whisenhunt. Wyckoff appropriated the money to his own use, hence his arrest.

Reprints From Ladonia News - November 23, 1900

Last Tuesday while working at his gin, seven miles south of town, M. O. W. Gadd was caught in the gin saws, receiving injuries from which death ensued within a few hours. Mr. Gadd was working under the stand cleaning out the moats with a short broom. In some inexplicable manner he came in contact with the saws which were turning at a high speed. One arm was fearfully mangled within a few seconds. The accident occurred at 5 o'clock in the afternoon and at 11 death came to the relief fo the sufferer.

Reprints From Dodd City, TX - June 28, 1900

Word was received here Tuesday of the death of John A. Brown at Terrell, which was caused by exhaustion of acute mania. The body was embalmed and shipped home for interment, reaching here at noon Wednesday. It was taken charge of by the family and was escorted to its last resting place at Smyrna, where the funeral service took place in the presence of a large concourse of friends and relatives. The last sad rites were conducted by Rev. J. S. Latta of this place and R. S. Gorslien of Lannius in a very touching manner.

Reprints From Dodd City, TX - July 18, 1902

Hugh Simpson, charged with shooting McKee Blair of Bonham on Thursday night of last week, had his examining trial here yesterday. From the result it appears that the evidence showed the shooting to be unintentional, as defendant's bond was reduced from $1000 to $500 to await the action of the grand jury. We did not get to hear the evidence, but we are told that there was no inclination on the part of the injured party to prosecute, and that the grand jury will probably not find an indictment.

Reprints From Clarksville Times - August 1, 1902

A man, a jag and a hearse became badly mixed Tuesday night. The man owned the jag and Mr. A. F. Bettes owns the hearse, which he keeps in Ponder's wagon yard. The man found his mixture of cost sale whisky more than he was able to navigate under, and in his meanderings got to the wagon yard and found the hearse. He evidently thought the hearse an appropriate place to let his jag die in, so he crawled into the vehicle, closed the door and went to sleep. When he awoke the next morning he was frightened half to death and left his strange bed room swearing to join the white ribboners.

Reprints From Trenton Tribune - October 23, 1914

Henry W. Burge, of Delba, has recently received a draft for $1,000 from the Carnegie Hero Commission at Pittsburg, Pa., for saving the life of Walter Bailey about three years ago when Walter was rescued from a well after being rendered unconscious by fire damp. A small farm of 20 3/4 acres was purchased near Delba with this money, the commission specifying this investment and the farm can never be sold without the consent of the Commission. Mr. Burge received a silver medal some time ago in recognition of his bravery but the thousand dollars was rather slow about coming on account of the Commission's delay in approving the purchase of the land.

Reprints From Petty, TX - August 6, 1915

Robert Porter, two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Kinney Porter of Houston, is reported dying of lockjaw. His grandfather, J. A. Roden, received the sad news Monday evening.

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