Honey-Grove Enterprise (Honey Grove, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 33, Ed. 1 Saturday, February 11, 1871 Page: 2 of 4
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TOM K. BURNETT EDITOR
SATURDAY FEB. 11, 1871.
J no. C. Connor.
Learning to Spell.—Squire Dickey
Peterson, the erratic orthographist
who scribbles out the editorials for
the little nigger Vindicator at Paris,
writes a four-line article this week,
and challenges us to find a mis-spell-
ed word in it. Pretty good—gaining
confidence in himself. We'll turn a
leaf, and begin at "crucifix" next
Little Dickey Peterson, editor
of the Nigger Vindicator at Paria,
says somebody ought to bore the
head of the editor of this paper
with a gimlet. Possibly so; but we
•wager two coon-skins that there
isn't a carpenter in. Paris*that could
be induced to try his gimlet, or
auger either, upon Little Dickey's
head—too hard—spoil the tools.
jKjT' Little Dickey Peterson, the
anointed District Attorney of the
Eighth District, who does the spell-
ing for the Black Folks' paper at
Paris, says if our noggin were
bored with a gimlet that water might
be discovered. May be so; but
'twould be useless to bore Little
Dickey's caput for water —never get
through the skull, and then there
isn't hollow enough on the inside to
hold any water. Skull, all skull.
The members of Honey-Grove
Lodge No. 6,1. O. G. Templers were
unexpectedly informed, on late Sun
day evening last, that their G. W.
Chief Templar was in town, and de-
sired to meet the members at their
Hall. We went, being glad of an
opportunity of meeting our distin-
guished brother, and found quite
number of our sisters aud brothers
there. After Lodge was opened our
G. W. C.' Templar was admitted
and introduced to the Lodge... The
W. Chief invited him to the chair.
He then informed us(after delivering
an stirring address on Temperance)
of the success of the cause of Tem-
perance in the Lone Star State, Hav-
ing rallied to its standard, last year,
0,000 members in addition to the
Our G. Worthy Chief left us next
morning, going east, on his mission
of saving souls from the demon of
intemperance. We wish him all
Squire Dickey Peterson, who
does the "chicken pie'' work of the
Eighth District, says if somebody
would bore our head with a gimlet
that wood might be discovered there-
in. We assure our friend of the
Vindicator that his head is in no
danger of ever being -bored for
wood—all who, know him are too
well assured that his noggin contains
nothing combustible, else it would
Jong ago have been burned out by
, the "fire-water" he keeps stored
away there 1 r
— . — <• «——
Lamp Explosion.—In the Ilarral
neighborhood, on Sulphur, some
eight or ten miles southeast of town,
a Mr. Baker, his wife and infant
babe were all so seriously burned
• on Wednesday night by the explo-
sion of kerosine lamp as to occasion
the de&th of the lady and child, and
possibly of the husband also. Mr.
Baker was ulive atflast account, but
so badly burned as to leave little
probability of his recovery. The
wick of the lamp slipped down and
fell into the oil while ablaze, which
«A'cubioued the y ad catastrophe.
Burnett says he didn't know any-
thing about Noah's daughters. Per-
laps not. Noah's girls' were coni-
j paratively respectable, and no'doubt
it was a good thing for them that
Burnett did not make their acquaint-
an ce.—Paris Vtn dicator.
You forget that only the other day
you told us Noah's daughters were
very immodest—and now you have
them respectable. Possibly your
memory again serves you badly, and
you have now in view somo of Noah's
beautiful grand-daughters, the prog-
eny of his colored boy, Ham. No
doubt their respectability is beyond
question,with you, if they were on'y,
TWO FARMS* FOR SALE.
Three and a half mijes southeast
of Honey-Grove, known as the $el*
and Parham places, joining, first
tract containing 370 acres, 40 in
cultivation, second tract 126 acres
21 in cultivation, good houses on
both, and lasting water. Plenty of
fire-wood. Titles good. A bargain
offered. Apply to Wiley Hulsey
three miles west of Honey-Grove,
ii33 4t s
All persons indebted to me wil'
find their accounts in the hands of
T. B. Yarbrough for collection.
They must be paid immediately, or
I will proceed to sue.
33 4t T- C. Provine.
The January term of the District
Court1 at this place; adjourned yester-
Our having a grocery, being dis-
trict attorney, and running the
Official Organ is a prolific source of
distemper to sich as Burnett. It
takes money and brains to run three
machines of this sort; and you
know, Tohimy, you haven't got the
spondoolicks for the first, and every-
body knows you haven't the genius
lor the latter.—Paris Vindicator.
Let's see—spondoolicks for the
first of the three, and genius for the
latter of the three I That's refrésh-
Didn't require much genius to
learn grammar where
school, did it ?
you went to
A California lawsuit has
ployed 210 lawyers.
lyzed in his arms.
Seward is para-
The Missouri census-takers
have found 21,000 colonels.
te'OF Chicago has a nine-story
day, after a laborious session of three
weeks. The following is a pynopsis
of the business dispatched, both on
the civil and criminal dockets, as
furnished by our accommodatii
District Attorney, Mr. L F. Smith:
Sentenced to PeuiteiUiary:—Mon-
roe Yoakum, negro, theft from
house, two years; ,W. H. Favors,
theft of horse, seven years; Hal.
Yoakum, negro, perjury, five years,
A. J. Clutter, offering to bribe< three
years; Robt. Hargraves, theft, five
years; Pleas. Webster, theft, five
years—six in all.
- Gaming:—John McD-ii/ald, Press
Seals and R. W. Cook, fined $10.
Jas. Lovelace', carrying fire-arms
on premises without consent of the
proprietor, fiued one dollar.
Juliá A. Saanklin, malicious mis-
chief, fined $25.
Jas. W. Jinkins, disturbing pub-
lic peace, fined $5.
Two felony cases, mistrials; and
several bonds lorleited, and several
'other mesdemeanor cases disposed
Civil Docket:—Thirty cases tried
and the probate docket cleared up.—
Uonham News. 1
Mr. John Grant has just returned
from Shreveport, having gone to
that place as assistant driver of a
herd of cattle .—Frontiersman.
Pshaw now, why don't you • call
him deputy whip crackid ? He is
possibj^a near relation to President
The wh^at crop in North Texas is
very fine.—Hempstead Reporter, s
We can't see it in that light. The
biscuit vve eat is sent to us from St.
Louis, Mo., at twelve specie dollars
Several social hops came off in
town last week.—Hempstead Reporter
That's what you call "jumpiug the
broom," we believe.
ALL PERSONS indebted to me,
either by note or account, aid
requested to come forward and settle
the same at once. I will take cotton
or other produce, at Jefferson prices,,
ess the hauling; Parties'iiot willing
to sell cotton at present-prices, by
placing enough in my hands to
enable me to draw the amount of
their-indebtedness to me on it, caa
nave the same held up, at their own
expense, as long as they may wish.
I mean Money, and must have it-.
So come forward, one and all, and
relieve me the necessity -of having
to place my notes and accounts in
the hands oí an Officer for collection.
T. B. Yarbrough.
January 14, 1871. 30 tf
I will, on tin 15th day of Febru-
ary, 1871, at the store-house recently
occupied by Wood & Woods, on
south side of the square in the town
of Honey-Grove, Fannin county,
Texas, Sell, at Public Auction, to the
highest bidder, a part of the stock
of Dry Goods, Wares and Merchan-
dise belonging to the- -Estate of
Sinclair Stapp, deceased. This stock
consists of every variety of dry-
goods usually kept by merchants
Terms: Credit of Four Months-
note, with good and sufficient secu-
rity, requ+red -of purchasers. All
sums under twenty-five dollars, cash
in hand. Sale will continue from
day to day until all the ggods are
M. «R0NAUGH, Executor,
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Burnett, Tom R. Honey-Grove Enterprise (Honey Grove, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 33, Ed. 1 Saturday, February 11, 1871, newspaper, February 11, 1871; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth178837/m1/2/: accessed June 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.