The Crockett Courier (Crockett, Tex.), Vol. 22, No. 21, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 15, 1911 Page: 1 of 8
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®ke Crockett Courier.
JÜN 17 1911
Entered as Second-Class Matter at Crockett Post-Office.
Subscription Price $1.00 Per Annum, Payable at Crockett
MOTTO—Quality, Not Quantity.
CROCKETT TEXAS, JUNE 15, 1911.
VOL. XXII—NO. 21.
SPENDS SATURDAY MORNING
VIEWING CROPS AND TAK-
Farm and Ranch of the Kuhlmans
Visited—Place Well Fenced
and Improved. ,
Id coropaDy with Mr. W. H.
Kuhlman the Courier editor drove
out to the Kuhlman plantation
and ranch Saturday morning.
The editor had heard of the many
substantial improvements on this
farm, but the improvements he
saw surpassed his expectations.
The Kuhlman plantation and ranch
lies a few miles west of Crockett
and between the San Antonio and
Porter Springs roads. It is water-
ed by Big creek, a never-failing
stream. The most of the land is
level, a part ot it being prairie
and the rest post oak. All of the
tract is good land.
The tract consists of 2340 acres,
about 500 acres of which is in cot-
ton and nearly 300 acres in corn.
Mr. J. T. Dormán, one of the
best farmers in Houston county,
is living on and working a part
of the land, and his crop is among
the best we saw on the San An-
tonio road. Mr. Dormán has cot-
ton knee high and blooming,
and his corn is equally as good.
It was the first time that Mr.
Kuhlman, who has been spending
the last six weeks in the North,
had seen the crops and he was well
pleased with them.
Since purchasing this land Mr.
Kuhlman has managed the entire
proposition, and to see the ini'
provements that have been made,
he can only be given credit for
being a-hustler in all the word
implies.^? He has over a thousand
acres under a ten strand hog-proof
wire fence. The fence is eight-
wire woven with barb wire at top
and bottom. All end and gate
posts are about 18 inches in diam
eter and line posts of uniform size.
All fence rows, where in the tim-
ber, are cut out to allow a team
and wagon to pass through. There
is about ten miles of this fence
and the balance is fenced with
barb wire—over four miles of the
barb wire fence, new posts and
If ¡Mr. Kuhlman continues to
improve this property as he has
started out to«do, in a few years
it will be one of the best planta-
tion and ranch propositions in
East Texas. It is only a question
of a short time until this land will
be worth $50 an acre.
Reception Musicale to 191tGraduates
For many ¡years the stately old
home of Colonel and Mrs. D. A.
Nunn has been celebrated over
Texas as the center of rare old
Sotttbern hospitality and social
Jlrs. Corry, the beautiful
daughter of the house, continues
the tradition in the highest degree.
Last Tuesday afternoon, June
6th, saw a notable assembly of
fair women, gowned in the
"latest," with a
for good measure, who went to
extend good wishes to the gradu-
ating class of 1911—the "com-
mencement" of their careers in
Even before the appointed hour,
carriages and autos began rolling
up to the broad entrance gates.
This was one of those "rare days
in June"£that the poet sings of,
and nothing marred the beauty of
the day or occasion.
Upon entering, we were wel-
comed in the large entrance hall
by Mrs. D. A. Nunn, Mrs.
Corinne Corry, Miss Annie
Williams, gracefully assisted by
Mrs. Thos. Self and Miss Etta
Mesdames Penman Sims,
Austin Woodall, J. D. Wood-
son and Miss Jessie Smith ushered
guests into the drawing-room and
introduced them to the receiving
line. At the head stood Mrs.
W. C. Lipscomb, next to her,
"Our Crockett Star," Mr. John
A. Bricker, then came the "Sweet
Girl Graduates," Misses Lips-
comb, Chamberlain, McConnell,
Durst, Berry, Denny, Beasley,
Hail, Hatchell, Goolsby, C. Foster,
A. Foster, Keene, Jensen, Hall
and Arledge. Then the fair
visitors, Misses Mildred Benedict,
Mary Lee and Hazel Benedict,
Misses Laura Painter, Verne Mon-
day and Hillie Hart Johnson.
The spacious double parlors
were tike some dream of loveli-
ness realized, being a symphony
of white and gold and green, the
decorations being rare old paint-
ings 6n the walls and creamy
magnolias with their bis, glossy
green leaves massed on mantels,
cabinets and baby grand piano.
After pleasant converse with
the receiving party, guests were
invited into the dining-room by
Mesdames George McLean and
Cyrus McConnell and Misses Mary
McLean, Brownie Collins and
Hallie Ellis. There was a feast
for the eye, "a flow of the soul,"
with the final appeal of delicious
cream and cake, served by win-
some lassies, Misses Maud Mc-
Connell, Sue Smith, Alice Foster
and Merle Haring, under the
capable supervision of Mesdames
W. H. Denny and J. H, Painter.
The last hour the guests enjoyed
some delightful music from the
Crockett sextette, who never fail
to charm with their sweet voices.
Those who have heard Miss
Mildred Benedict play in the past,
looked forward eagerly to her
piano numbers. She never fails
to delight music lovers with her
brilliant technique and soulful
Soon the sunset warned us that
an adieux must be said. Reluc-
tantly we left this grand old
home, set amid the stately forest
trees,. roses and capejessamines,
typical of all that is best in our
That Tuesday afternoon will be
forever enshrined as a beautiful
memory in our heart of hearts.
There is no horse liniment more
effective for animal flesh than
Ballard's Snow Liniment, nor is
there any healing remedy for the
human body only, that is milder
Jor more efficacious in its action.
It heals the sores and wounds of
man and beast. Price 25c, 50c
and $1.00 per bottle. Sold by
few brave mén|Murchison-Beasley Drug Co.
PIECES OF MAIL
HANDLED THROUGH THE CROCKETT
POSTOFFICE DURING ONE
One Hundred Twtnty-Four Thousand
Seven Hundred and Seventy-
Seven the Number.
Postmaster Dawes has supplied
the Courier with a statement of
the number of pieces of mail han-
dled through the Crockett postoffice
during the month of May, just
passed. The statement shows that
the incoming mail far exceeds the
outgoing mail, which is accounted
for in a measure by the fact that
many pieces of first-class mail are
posted at the train. The state-
ment is as follows:
Outgoing pieces—first class, 31,-
913; newspapers, 5274; magazines,
1420; transient papers, 119; local
delivery, 11; papers free in the
county, 20lf ;<iitculars, 5419; other
third class, 387; fourth class, 586;
franked matter, 410; foreign mat-
ter, 46; registered matter, 110.
Total sent out, 47,785.
Incoming pieces—first class, 43,
186; newspapers, 11,476; maga-
zines, 2754; transient papers, 331;
local deliver, 11; papers free in the
COUOty^-3134; mircttlare, 13,077;
other third class, 1005; fourth class
1058; franked matter, 720; foreign
matter, 111; registered matter,
129. Total received, 76,992.
Total number of pieces handled
during May, 124,777.
Postmaster Dawes has been ad-
vised by the postoffice department
that after July 1 the Crockett of-
fice will be placed in the second
class and the postmaster's salary
raised to $2000 a year. He will
then be allowed an assistant at $700
and a clerk at $600 annually. It
is a question of only a short time
until the city will be entitled to
free mail delivery.
To Road Overseers.
In answer to your many daily
inquiries in the matter of lumber
necessarily needed now to repair
the bridges within your road pre-
cinct, I beg to advise you as road
overseer that you purchase good
and sufficient lumber 'from the
sawmill man necessary to repair
such bridge wherein you say the
lumber is needed, and have the
lumberman to itemize said bill
and make affidavit before some
officer of its correctness; then as
road overseer you "O. K." the
bill and state what bridge the
lumber was used Ón, and send to
the commissioners court for their
approval, and payment will be
made. Because Article 4744 of
the General Road Law reads this
way : "When to the overseer it
may appear expedient to make
causeways and build bridges or
to gravel any public road, the
timber, gravel, earth, stone or
other necessary material most
convenient therefor may be used,
but in such case the owner of such
timber or gravel, earth, stone or
necessary material, shall be paid
out of the county treasury, a fair
compensation for the same to be
determined by the commissioners
court upon the application of such
Now you were appointed over-
seer last November terra under
the "Luce Special Road Law,"
which was then in force; and
under Article 4723 of the General
Road Law for Texas : "The term
of office of a road overseer shall
be from the time of the service of
the order of appointment until the
first regular term of the commis-
sioners court in the succeeding
year," and further provides, "nor
shall any one be compelled to
serve i s overseer more than one
year in every three successive
My advice to the road overseer
is to continue to work your roads
to- the best and most economic
advantage, and not neglect to
work the roads, and repair the
bridges when they need repairing,
and do all this with the road
hands, because you would have
no authority to make contracts
binding for road working and
My opinion is just simply this,
and I give it freely, that the road
overseer has all the potter dele-
gated to him that is necessary to
keep the road and bridges in
Houston county in thorough
repair. And the treasurer has
under his control enough i*oad
and bridge money to pay for all
the bridge lumber that will
necessarily be used for the next
12 months. And I am ready
¡and willing to help you in every
way I possibly can to keep up
good roads and good bridges,
while in the absence of a special
road superintendent, and while
acting without authority of the
county commissioners as such
E. Wmfree, County Judge.
Property Owners, Attention.
At a meeting of the City Coun-
cil on the 12th, it was decided that
the health of the city demands
that all weeds be cut and burned.
Therefore you are respectfully
notified to promptly cut all weeds
about your premises, clean up
all trash and burn it, thus putting
everything in a sanitary condition.
The city on its part has at once
started to cutting weeds in the
streets and cleaning up. The
general health of the cicy, as well
as the appearance, calls for this
step, and it is hoped that all citi-
zens will feel sufficiently interest-
ed to help the authorities in this
matter. Wednesday, the 21st, is
fixed as the date by which this
must be done, and the authorities
hope that all will comply and save
the necessity of the Marshal call-
ing about the matter, as he must
do, under instructions of the
Council, if one fails to comply
with the above order.
C. L. Edmiston, Mayor.
The citizens of Bryan recently
held a rousing good roads meeting
at which it was proposed to build
a macadam road across the entire
county. An election will be call-
ed soon for the purpose of voting
a bond issue.
TO BE HELD FRIDAY MORNING BY
DISTRICT JUDGE GARDNER
Question of Election Contest and
Result of Election to Be Legally
and Finally Settled.
The election at Dayton, Tues-
day, June 6th, on the proposition
of bonding the county for $275,-
000 for the purpose of building
good roads carried by a large ma-
Following the denial by the
commissioners' court of th? right
of voters to contest the recent
election on the superintendent
question, the contestants started
the circulation of petitions over
Houston county asking that a
special session of the district court
be held to pass on the legal phases
of the question. The petitions
were as numerously signed as the
short time of circulation would
permit and presented to Judge
Gardner Saturday by D. A. Nunn,
Jr., attorney for the contestants,
at Palestine, where the regular
term of the district court is now
in session. Judge Gardner im-
mediately gave notice that he
would bold a special session of the
district court in Crockett Friday
morning to hear both sides of the
question. The question is as to
whether the votes will be recoun-
ted, all illegal votes thrown out
and'the result declared from what
Mrs. D. M. Ham and children
are visiting relatives in Jewet.
Miss RebaRich returned Sunday
from Baylor University at Waco.
Mrs. W. W. West of Houston
is the guest of Mrs. J. O. Monday.
Rev. H. E. Harris is spending
a month's vacation with relatives
Charlie Niissle returned Sunday
morning from Austin.
Harry Wakefield spent the week-
end in Galveston.
Mrs. T. B. Perry and Mrs.
J. W. McKee are in Brookshire
with Mrs. Earle Cooper.
Mrs. W. B. Cochran is visiting
relatives in Richmond.
Misses Earline and Carrie Belle
Cochran are guests of relatives in
Miss Pauline Lawrence is the
guest of relatives in Lufkin.
Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Smith spent
a few days last week in Grapeland.
Mr. Edwin Gardner and Miss
Ettie Howell were married Sundays
afternoon at the bride's'home, one-
mile south of Lovelady, Rev..
Craven of Grapeland officiating..
They will reside in Lovelady.
Mr. J. A. Edson, President of
the Kansas City Southern railway,.
has been in Port Arthur for the
purpose of locating a site for the
erection of a new sugar refinery.
Mr. Edson, in company with other
officials, made a trip over the pro-
posed site of the sugar refinery
and it is expected that work will
begin at once.
Ground has been broken for the
Stone & Webster Interurban Rail-
way that is to be constucted be-
tween Dallas and Waxahachie.
Cars are to be in operation be-
tween the two cities within the
next twelve months
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Aiken, W. W. The Crockett Courier (Crockett, Tex.), Vol. 22, No. 21, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 15, 1911, newspaper, June 15, 1911; Crockett, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth177654/m1/1/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.