The Conroe Courier. (Conroe, Tex.), Vol. , No. 27, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 20, 1909 Page: 4 of 8
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i Amendment Election.
i The proposed constitutional
i amendments will lie voted on :l'
p vblished every thvrsbav 1 a special election to be held on the
first Tuesday in August, in
THE Conbos Cou.iiek publishing Co. accordance with joint resolution
County court convened Monday
morning, Judge S. A. McCa.l pre-
of the serious condition of Couuty j this suggestion.
Attorney William's baby. The -
tots life has been despaired | £ X. Darby & Co., Real Estate.
.tat the next regular term of the Di: -
fair yon must put up some m°ney tr;ct Court of Montgomery county, to
- don't wait for the other man. be holden at the Cour tHouse thereof,
We will be able to say whether | in Conroe; Texas, on the 2nd Monday
we will have
, , nrv I in Julv, 1909, the same being the 12tl.
the fan m a y t _ • T iItr then and there to
north I- & G. N.
No. 2.8-rioa. m. No 3, fctt P-m
Mo; 4, 5.23 p. m. N<>- 5. m
bast' g. C. &S. F. W-E3T J til
No 217, S-K 4.. m. No. 218, ? P
No. 205, U P r:
No. 206. 6.00 a. m
adopted cf the regular session of
the Thirty-first Legislature. The
>rmation aiu 11— 0 j—- , . __f
tower o* school districts, which' in the court room this week. Some and before they pr0Ceed they wan
effect permits the creation of dis- few orders were entered Jut t^
tricts crossing the county line, or bulk of the civil business w Ucome
tricts composed of more than up next week which we
lou amendment in-of for sometime and it was im- The above firm are planning an
regard to the formation and taxing J possible for Mr. Williams tobern j „ten3;ve advertising j "mpaign
again repeat the query.
. the devil does the Chronicle
about reparing a court
-J eased in)
gs has ft new paper
appearance it will
it. The people of
i no donbt support
imjs aa good as the
ploy'ing tbe editor of the mont-
gomery Chronicle aa architect on
the court house. He seems to' be
'""©Tone thing Conroe may well
he proud, and that is the ability
of her preachers. A person may
attend any church in the town
and be assured in advance that
he or ghe will heat- a discourse
that is far ahoye the ordinary.
As a rule their sermons are able,
A Dpnton county farmer, un
abkTto secure a turkev. hen fjjr
sitting purposes, has put a gob-
bler on the clutch, feeding the
bird corn soaked in whiskey and
keeping it comfortabiy, jagged the
' while, which appears to make it
■ epntont to stay on the job.
; A man in Arkansas was recent-
ly tried for assault and battery
.j, • ■Sdtb-'Hrtent to kill. The state
^brought into court as the weap-
and pt>ns he used a rail, ax, gun, a
Mucljipan-of tongs, saw and file.. The
'""^defendant's counsel exhidited as
| the other man's weapons a scyth
blade, pitchfork, pistol dog, ran.
r or and hoe. The jury decided the
case as follows; "We would have
given a dollar to have seen the
one county. This
was made necessary on account of
the decison of the Supreme Court
in the Mertons case.
The second proposed amend-
ment is to authorize cities and
towns with a population of 5000
to be incorporated by special act.
as under the present law it reqires
a population of 19000. l'he third
proposed amendment is seeking to
in our next issue.
Conroe is to have two parks, a
big one and a little one. One big
enough for base ball, tennis or
picnics, the other small with seats
and tables and a band stand. The
large one is to ^.be known as the
"John Lewis Park
rizing the levying and collection
of taxes to pay such indebtedness.
This proposed amendment was
also made necessary, due to the
decision of the supreme court in
the Baird independent school dis-
trict case, which tended to invali-
date $<!000,000 of independent
school district bonds.
An old negro was asleep on the
train out of Sedalia tho other day,
mouth open and snoring, whetr-Tv
drummer emptied a quinine tap-
sule on his tongue, says the But-
ler Democrat. The old darky
awakening, began to spit around
and called for the conductor
saying: "Boss is dero a doctor
on ells here train?" "I don't
know," said the conductor.
"Are you sick?" ""Yes sir, 1
aho' is sick. I sho' is sick. "
"What's the matter with you?"
4 donno' sir, but it taste like
I busted my gall.''
Ten Acres Enough.
Harmful results often come to
the man with small capital who
attempts to culivate too much
land. This is an age of specialties
in crop growing as well as in the
industrial arts.. Overcropping is
worse than undercropping. It is
worse for the land and for the
individual. The man who can
take & small acreage and give the
crops grown thereon intensive*
cultivation will produce more
health than the man that attempts
a larger acreage and neglects its
proper care. A man who will
take ten acres and cultivate it
with his own labor need never
fear the poor house. Specially is
this true if he cultivates it to
diversified fruit and garden crops.
The raising of poultry and the
care of a few cows and hogs will
enable him to supply a market
"direct from the producer to the
consumer." He will get rid of the
tax of the middleman and the
transportation companies to a
i*tgnt. But even then he
will find ii'wltt pajL to specialize.
The people of this town should
wake up to their interests and
take advantage of her opportuni-
ties while she can. Other town?
about over the slate are gradually
expanding snd spreading out and
this town is standing in its own
light if it fails to keep step with
the spirit and progress of the
times and fail to fall in line with
the industrial wave that is now
sweeping over this state. We
need gome kind of a factory. If
we can't have a large one, let's
have a small one ot some charac-
ter, something that will bring
people here to live and where they
will spend their money some-
thing that will give employment
to onr own people, and thus build
up our community from every
point of view. A community is
like an Wdividval—it needs ac
tivity and push. Stagnation means
Who sympathized with you
when your little girl was sick?
Was it Sears & Roebuck? Who
carried you last winter when you
were out of a job and had no
money? Was it Montgomery
Ward & Co. or was it your home
merchant? When you want to
raise money for the church or
some needy person in town do you
write to the Fair store in Chicago
or do you go to your home mer-
chant? How much docs Seigel
Cooper &Co. give toward keep-
ing up the sidewalks or pay ing
the minister's salary ? When you
were sick how many nights did
the Larkin Soap Company sit up
with you? When your loved one
was buried was it your home
merchant who dropped the tear
of sympathy and uttered the
cheering word or was it Marshall
Field & Co- Patronize home
A Georgia Judge took occasion
recently to warm bis people from
coining into the Court room
drunk in these words; 1 wish to
put everybody on notice that if
they come into the Court room
while 1 am sitting on this bench
j to tne
cfty of Conroe of three acres south
of town adjoining Pete West'3
property and on the right of the
I. CBo G. N. Ry. He never put
any strings to the deed and we
are to do just as we please with it.
Judge Darby promptly named it
Jno. Lewis Park and announced
the names of J. O. H. Bennette,
W. M. Conroe and Morrison Grif-
fith as park commissioners. Steps
will be taken at once to clean it up
and put it in shape for the public.
The small park will be between
Mistrot Bros, and S. K. Hailey's
stores. A better place could not
be found for a small park. The
overhanging limbs of the beautiful
shade trees on the lot will be tied
up and an iron fence with a turn
stile will be Built in front, nice
seats and tables will be placed un-
der the trees and a band stand
built. The ladies will be welcome
to hold their cake sales and ice
cream suppers there and probably
there will be a home talent play or
two. It will be an ideal place to
spend a hot evening. Every one
who wilLhelp is expected to be on
hand Saturday morning to build
seats and tables and give the spot
a cleaning up. Mr. Godsey has
already built the fence and donated
it to the park. The band will ded-
icate-the park one night next week
with music and strawberries and
County Fair and Stock Show for Biom-
Without a doubt one of the
greatest advertisments fci Mont-
gomery County would be a county
fair One in which every citizen
of the county would be glad to
take a helping hand and make a
The couuty has many things of
interest that could be shown to
advantage in the way of fine
horses, mules, colts, cattle, hogs
and goats, besides the many farm-
ing products that could be dis-
played at a very small cost to the
people, which would soon be re
turned by habitating .nejeounty.
One man, a farmer, has agreed to
start the list with $50.00 provided
five more will subscribe a like sum.
Now, Mr. Businessman get next
! and send in your name for that
amount or more and we will pub-
lish the list organize a County
Fair Association, elect officers and
have one of the biggest times in
the history of Montgomery Coun-
ty this fall right here in Conroe.
This should appeal specially to
the land owners and stock growers
of the county. After the show
the fruit display together with the
farm products could be sent east
for a general display at very little
cost and the results would be sur
„ list as much property as possi-
ble. All who have property could
do no better than to put their pro-
perty in Judge Darby's hands. It
costs you nothing to list with the
firm and you will get the advan-
tage of having your property ad-
vertised in this section as well as
in the northen states. Call on
Judge Darby at the city hall if you
want to buy or sell. He has some
very desirable city property fir
sale now, as well as acreage^ jjjnit
rtnrWtu get results.
day of July,
answer Plaintiff's First Amended Or -
iginal petition filed in sairl Court on the
29th day of April, 1909, in a suit, num
bered on the docket of said Court No.
4529, wherein W. Dillon, in Plaintiff,
and E. B. Stewart. Mrs. Medora Grif
An, Mrs. LauraS. Hardv, J.W. Har-
dy,' Mrs. Mary Barclay, Mrs. Lucia
Barkley, Mrs. Anna Stewart,
Mrs. Ella Copelar.d, Miss Nina
Stewart, Henry Copeland, Mrs.
Rosa Connely, G. L. Connelv, Ada
Booke, Mrs. May E. Bailey, J. A, E,
Bailey Mrs. Lueia' Florence, Marl;
Westmoreland, Will Holland. F. K.
Henderson, Elazabeth Henderson,' un
know heirs of F. K. Hesdersor. and
Elazebeth Henderson. Hugh W. He.,
derson, Jno. M. Henderson, Wm. F,
Henderson, Thos, L. Henderson, Sarah
A. Henderson, Unknown heirs'of Hugh
W. Hendeason, Jno. M. Henderson,
Wm. F. Henderson, Thos. L. Hender-
The following is the jury list for May
term of County Court:
WiH Dean, Bob Curd, Marion Dean,
Jim Fields, Jim Mclntyre, J. J. Traylor,
Phil Holt, Tom Weisir.ger, Barnum
Mathews, John Goodson, Will Wood,
Montgomery; R. H. Haude.
Girl ran frantically bareheaded
in tne high wind of Wednesday,
chasing a huge wheel like some-
thing that persisted in keeping
half a block ahead of her. ''what
is it she,s after?" asked a bystanc-
er, watching her. "A hoop
the whell of a bicycle?"
"It's her spring hat'l( explain-
ed another, "tha.t came loose
from its moorings and sprinted
Nothir^r but the puriest drugs at
The State of Texas, County of
By virtue of an order of sale, issued
out of the Honorable District Court of
Montgomery County, on 29 day of
March A. D. 1909, by the Clerk there-
of, in the case of Mrs. M. B. Tharp
versus O. L. Stowe No. 4453 and to
me, as Sheriff, directed and delivered,
I will proceed to sell for cash, within
the hours prescribed by law for Sheriff's
Sal®. qp-the First Tuesday in June
month, before the Court nouae
said Montgomery County, in the town
of Conroe the following described prop-
Lots 3 and 4 (three and four) in
block 36 (thirty-six) and lots 11, 12 and
13 (eleven, twelve and thirteen) in
block 6 (six) of the Ayres addition to
the town of Conroe, Montgomery
C ounty, Texas levied on as the propert
of O, L. Stowe to satisfy a judgment
amounting to $504.33 in favor of Mrs.
M. B. Tharp and costs of suit.
Given under my hand, this 11 day of
May A. D, 1909.
M. A. Anderson, Sheriff.
— oarah A." Henderson,
fiarroll Company, are Defendants,
said petition alleging that on January
l t, 1909: plaintiff was lawfully seized
alid possessed of the hereafter described
land, and defendants wrongfully eject-
ed plaintiff therefrom to his dan.
age five thousand dollars. Said land being
100 acres out of the F. K. Henderson
2-3 league in Montgomery county, Tex
as, near the town of Willis, and .being
fully described by metes and bounds in
plaintiffs first amended original petit-
ion. Plaintiff claims title to said land
in fee simple by a good legal record
title duly recorded; that he ha3 had
and held peacable, continuous and ad
verse possession of ^aid land, holding
same under deeds duly registered, pay -
ing all taxes due on same, cultivating
enjoying same for more than three, five
and ten years before the first day of
January, 1909, and before the com-
mencement of this suit, and especially
pleads his said title, by limitation 'by
three, five and ten years, and all of
which he is ready to verify. Whsrefore
he asks for judgement decreeing to
him said land, for costs, damages etc
Said one hundred acres being the same
land conveyed by A. M. Carson to W,'
Dillon, by deed dated January 3th,
1909, and recorded in Book 27, page
166 of Deed records of Montgomery
county, Texas, to vhich dec-d and the
record thereof reference is had for
full description of said land. Plain 1
tiff's petition recites that he does not
know upon what defendents or either
of them base their claim to said land.
Herein fail not, but have you before
said Court, at its aforesaid next regu
lar term, this Writ, v/ith your return
thereon, showing how you have execu-
ted the same.
Witness, P. F. Oualline. Clerk of the
District Court of Montgomery County.
Given under my hand and the seal of
said Couni, at office in Conroe, Texas,
this the 30th day of April, 1909.
P. F. Oualline,
Clerk, District Court, Montgomery Co.
P. F. ELUETT
Office With Jack Montgomery
Citation By Publication.
To the Sheriff or any Constable of
Montgomery County Greeting:
You are hereby commanded to sum-
mon J. W. Hardy, F. K. Henderson,
Elazabeth Henderson, the unknown
heirs of F. K. Henderson and Elazabeth
Henderson; Hugh W. Henderson, Jno.
M. Henderson' Wm. F. Henderson,
Thos. L. Henderson, Sarah A. Hender-
son, the unknown heirs of Hugh W.
Henderson, Jno. M. Henderson, Wm.
F. Henderson, Sarah A. Henderson,
Thos. L. Henderson, and Carroll Comp-
any, by making publication of this
Citation once in each week for eight
successive weeks previous to the return
day hereof, in some newspaper pub-
lished in your county, if there be a
newspaper published therein, but if
not, then in any newspaper published
in the the 9th judicial district; bnt if
there be no newspaper published in
said Judicial District, then in a news-
paper published in the nearest District
drunk they had better iook out. prising to all. If you want the to said 9th Judicial District, to appear
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The Conroe Courier. (Conroe, Tex.), Vol. , No. 27, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 20, 1909, newspaper, May 20, 1909; Conroe, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth379740/m1/4/: accessed May 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Montgomery County Memorial Library.