The Ferris Wheel, Volume 6, Number 15, Saturday, December 17, 1898 Page: 1 of 8
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FERRIS, ELLIS COUNTY, TEXAS, St JRDAY, DEC. 17. 1898.
Julius Watson, a Prospereus
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Murry, His Tenont.
About 11 o'clock Monday mourning,
Mr. J. T. Reynolds, the postmaster
at Oak. drove up to the county
jail with Julias Watson, a pros,perous
young farmer of that community,
and turned him over to the
officers for killing Tom Murry his
The facts as the Light gets them
f'om Mr. Reynolds are substantially
For some months past W atson had
suspected Murry of being intimate
with iis (Waton's) wife, and early
this :morning went to the cow pen
where Murray had gone to milk and
told him he had come to kill him.
Seeing some one coming along the
road near by who he thought might
interfere, he marched Murray off
seoie few yards distant and shot
--him twice throngh the head with a
38 calibre Harrington & Richardson
revolver. Watson told Reynold on
the road to town that Murray before
he shot him acknowledged to the intimacy
between himself and watson's
,wife. Reynolds came along a few
mimutes after the killing and watson
hailed him, He told Reynoldsi what
'he i^ doue, and wanted to sprrender
tri.'im, and coma to town and
give u . Mr, itaynolds accordingly
brought him in aud took him to the
jail as above stated. watson, soon
after his arrival went to the county
attorney's offiee and made a statement
to the attorney, which the
Light is reliably informed, comports
with the facts above set forth.
watson has lived in that communo.r
years, and the Light is informitnS1'igh
as a citizen. He is
an jail awaiting the action of the
gra.d jury. Murray, the dead man
'was not married, but he and brother
lived with their mother on watson's
Justice Spencer, Sheriff Sweatt
and Assistant County Attorney Farrar
went to the scene of the killing
just after 12 o'clock to the dead
.Special low rate tickets to points
in. the Southeastern States will be
sc(ld by the Texas & Pacific Railw
Company from all points on its
iecnmber 20th and 21st, the
as informer years. It should
jrne iv, mind that passengers
-the choice of three gateways
his line in going back to their
home for Christmas and New
irs, namely: New Orleans,
:eveport and Memphis. It is
h a feeling of pleasure and pride
.t we offer you the best passenservicein
f you contemplate making the
and want to know the cheapind
best way, write to nearest
et agent or E. P. Turner, GenPassenger
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as & Pacific Railway, Dallas,
as, or to H. P. tughes, Trav.
s. Agt., Fort Worth Texas.
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171 & '4 ,$
The H. & T. C. reaches Galveston,
Houston, Brenham, Austin, Waco,
Corsicana, Waxahachie, Ft. Worth,
Dallas, Plano, McKinney, Sherman
and Denison and gives First-class
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J. F. SEWELL, Agent, Ferris.'
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To points in Alabama, Flor=
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Georgia, Tennessee, Norrh
and South Carolina and
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Dec. 20th and 21st from
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At one fare for ronnd tri p.
N. L. Robbins,
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The December term of the Ellis
county district court convened at
the county capital last Monday.
The personnel of the grand jury
sworn in and charged dy Judge
Dillard is as follows:
S 'P Langford, foreman; U V
White, J W Story, R P Burk,
Stewart Chambers, W M Turner,
W C Bryant, J J Smith, Toni
Stedman, P L A Jeffers, T G
Sinith, J T Forbes.
The following are the grand
jurykbailiffs of the term.
J C Sims, J B Stephens, W P
Dunaway, Will Hodge, Al Wilson,
F N Hughes, J H .Smith,
Lon Mims, R N Haynes, W W
Warden, J T Wright, Tom Alexander,
Ripans Tabules: one gives relief.
Among the cases disposed of
in district court this we( k is the ,Q
following of which le Light
S S Connor vs The City of
Waxahachie, mandams. Defendant's
demurer to plaintiff's
petition sustained. Our readers l
will remember that a tew years g - tm
ago Mrs-S. S. Connor o tained a a Christmas is next and but one week away.
judgment against the pity for It will be an important week. Already the i
$900 for injuries received from. Holiday business is making its-appearance and the
falling into a ditch. This judg- store machinery is getting in proper shape. Nothing _
ment has never been paid, and tests a store like its holiday business. We've been
the plaintiff's attorneys, roce & planning for months. The result is the most cornmTempleton,
by the above proceed- plete assortment we have shown. The little things
ing sought to compel the city and the bigger things are all waiting your inspection
council to pay this judgment outM A i6 c
of a railroad fund of $4000 which M en's It
the city by had on deposit. The g This is the most interesting part of our store news k
city by its attorney, Y. D. Kem- just now. The saving possibilities are greater, aud the \
ble.demured to plaintiff's manda- ( possibilities are more than realized in this treat $9.75 \$
mus proceeding on the ground/ sale of suits. A great purchase at a small price, makes N
that the railroad money was a ; the saving all you could ask for the value is easily 25 to
special fnnd, levied and collected f 50 per cent. more. There's all popular colors and styles.
for the purpose of paying interest See them in our clothing window.
on the railroad bonds and therefore
was not subject to the pay- Men's Der y Xn atas
ment of this judgment. The court We've some 10 dozen in How's $3 guaranteed' 4erbconcurred
with tho posi in taken ies in browns; wines and blacks.. ..e. shapes arde good, . - jm
by the city attorney and therefore but-they are of last season's make and we want to sell . . --
sustained the demturer. them; the price will be $1.95. Other hats in soft $1.00 to
------- - S $5,00. '
Farming Pays. O er at
a i } -orsicanaFor cold and medium cold days, they are here now
Corsicana, Tex., Dec. 12.-A in all the popular lengths and widths. The overcoats
number of gentlemen, farmers and are brown, black and blue, $8.50 to $20.
others, were talking this morning , - r ,f ie
on farm matters and one of the Underwear for Men
number, who has 3000 acres in There's an enormous stock and a satisfying stock ~
the tract being cultivated on half that comprises all the desirable sorts that may be need=
shares by tenants, stated that after j ed for the cold weather wear. The price part is only _
having all expenses of keeping the made possible through direct and immense purchases
place up he did not get interest on such as our output warrants, $1 to $5 a Shit.
the money value he placed on the - _
land. He paid $5 per acre for it. M en' S hoes.
but now values it at $15. Mr. For wonter wear. This Men's Shoe stock is full to over=1
Stephen Smith, a merchant, was one whelming with the best shoes we krnow how to get. Yo i
of the party and he told a story of i can have them in vici, box calf, willow and Rassian calf,~
diversified farming on asmall farm in lined with calfskin, kidskin or duck lined; the heavy half~
this county that teaehes a lesson. - Scotch soles, solid comfort toe s Aapes===$3.00, $3.50, $4.00
"The trouble with you," said he s and 5.00 a pair. There's about i00 pairs in odds and ends,~
to the first party, "is your methods, only a pair or so of each kind, mostly small sizes or very~
I know of a case in this county that large sizes-Half price.
shows farming will pay. A man from
whom I cellected $135 this year for pa 1len's H alf Hose.
the rent of a fifty-acre tract of land It's a comfort to be sure ,of a place where just the socks one3
not only made enough from the fifty wants are sure to be found. This stock of socks is wonder-~
acre to pay grocery and clothing bills fully complete-2 pair for 25c and 25c a pair.
for his family, but bought a cow, a ; N T
pair of good horses and over and gl6en' S N eckw ear.
above that he has $12S mn cash in my E i , .
above that he has $12 in cash in my Half dollar each. There's a new shipment about due us~
hands profits on his years work. This now. They come in puffs, tecks or four-in-hands. The silks,<
is all from fifty acres and results from the style, the make-up indicate three-quarters of a dollar, but
diversified farming. they go at a close price of 50c each.
x Anyone sending a sketch and description'man,
invention is probably patentable. Commnunica- A
sent free. Oldest agency for securing patents.
Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive
special notice, without charge, in the
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Ezzell, Frank. The Ferris Wheel, Volume 6, Number 15, Saturday, December 17, 1898, newspaper, December 17, 1898; Ferris, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46790/m1/1/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Ferris Public Library.