The Bartlett Tribune and News (Bartlett, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 23, Ed. 1, Friday, January 2, 1914 Page: 1 of 8
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It R.F. GATES, Editored 'Proprietor h 'BARTLETT, WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY, JAN. $ 1914'. ' $1.00 Per Year. VOL. XXVIII. NO. 23
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MURDER AT v
Temple, Texas, Dec. 28. -With
six fractures in the back of the
skull, any one of which would
have been sufficient -to have
caused death, the body of H. J.
Parker. 48 years old a bachelor
and merchant, was found in a
pool of blood in his store at
.2$elidenheimer this morning at
8"o";lock. An attempt had been
made to burn t"h'e body. The
clothes were burned from the
body and the flesh had slipped
from the bones in places. The
facial features were noc burned
beyond recognition, Parker is
believed to have been killed
Friday night between 9 and 10
o'clock. Neighbors say they
heard a scuffling noise in the
store at that time. The store
remained closed all day yester-
day. Parker has been in the
habit of closing his store and
leaving it occasionally.
Neighbors became uneasy and
forced an entrance to the store
this morning at 8 o'clock. Par-
ker's body was found in a pool
of blood and ashes near the back
door. An empty oil can was on
the counter and oil marks were
found on the wall. A box and a
cheese hoop were found in a half
burned condition. A bloody
casting was found near the body.
It weighed about 5 pounds.
County Attorney A. D. Dyess
and Sheriff J. B. -Clair conducted
a court of inquiry af . Heiden-
heimer this af ter'neon, bg&the of-
ficers are as vet af aJoss to'know
the guilty parties. Parker has
lived in Heidenheimer for the
past 20 years and is reputed
wealth. The robbery theory
was discredited by a purse con-
taining $100 in bills and 65-cents
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Train service on the San Antonio-Granger
branch of the M.
K. & T, R. R., was greatly cur-
tailed Monday morning, accord-
ing to a new time card just pub-
lished by that company. The
annulled trains are Nos. 1 and 16
and 2 and 16 respectively, both
popular local trains. It was sta-
ted that the withdrawal of these
trains was a temporary arrange-
ment, and they would be restor-
ed to service as soon as tracks
are put in shape equivalent to
conditions existing prior to the
Cameron Man Drops Dead.
Cameron, Tex., Dec. 30. H.
H. Stedman, one of the pioneer
citizens of Milam County, drop-
ped dead this morning of heart
failure while dressing.
in silver which was found near
the body. Theash drawer was
untouched. . - "
Parker leaves a brother, R. T.
Parker, also a bachelor, who
lives on Little River, near Bel-
ton, and 3 sister, Miss Jettie
Pekrar, at Atlanta, Ga.
Temple, Tex. Dec. 30. In-
formation charging Gr a d y
Mullins with the murder qf H.
L. Parker at Heidenheimer, six
miles south of Temple, last Fri-
day night, was filled today in
Justice R. L. Cooper's court.
Mullins was arrested yesterday
afternoon at Heidenheimer on a
warrant charging him with
murder. A forgery complaint
was also filed against him t6-
day. He will be held on both
charges to await the action of
the January graud jury.
With only the rocking chair,
which he had used at his fireside
Richard ltrOschewsky fled from
his handsome home four miles
north of Taylor, while the other
members of the family were on-
ly able to get out of the house
with their lives, and two of, them
were injured, when flames en-
veloped the structure after catch-
ing from a Christmas tree, at 3
Julius Kroschewsky, the own-
ers of the house father, received
burns about the hands, face and
arms, which are more painful
than thev would be otherwise,
owing to his advanced age.
Miss Annie Koschewsky only
escaped from the residence by
jumping from a second story
window, and received several
bruises from the fall.
Miss Frances Kroschewsky had
driven to town in her father's
auto, and possibly that is all that
saved the machine being con-
sumed with the other articles
about the place.
The nre started while the fam-
ily were eating Christmas dinner.
Same of the children went up
stairs and lit the Christmas tree.
The tinsel caught fire. They
tried to ex'tinguish the flames
themselves, being afraid to tell
their parents, Soon the flames
had caught the house, and were
enveloping the structure before
those on the lower floor we're
aware of the fire.
j,nc KroscnewsKy home is a
new one, being built onlya short
time ago. It and its contents
were estimated as worth over
$5,000, with only $1,000 'insur-
ance carried in the German Mu-
Itual Association. Daily Press.
Our policy will
body aswe wish to be treated..
. There is nothing that is too good.
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Taylor Citizens Heldap
Taylor. Texas, Dec. 31. Two
men, T. P. Burns, a contractor,
and W.C. Wofford, a postal clerk,
were held up by highwaymen
last night just after dark. The
appearance of other pedestrians
frustrated the attempt on Mr.
Burns. The robber was search
ing his pockets when he saw peo
ple approaching and fled in the
darkness, without securing any-
thing. This occurred on West
A half-hour later, on West
Sixth street, W. C. Wofford was
held up and relieved of a gold
watch and fob, Officers were
notified and got on the trail of
the robber, who fired at them in
the darkness and fled, So far
the man has not been apprehen-
ded. His victims both think they
would recognize him if seen in
daylight, describfng him as a tall,
large white man, but a stranger
in town, they think.
Frank StefKa Sells Out
Frank Stefka, for a number of
years a saloon dealer of Granger,
sold his business this week to
Messrs. Skabaneki & Hruska,
who have alreaataken charge,
Mr. Stefka will retire from the
business. It is not known wheth
er he intends leaving Granger-
or not. Granger News.
Temple Youth Killed. '
Temple, Tea;., Dec. 28. Willie
White, 16 years old, vas killed
near Cameron this morning at
7 o'clock while duck hunting with
George Jefferies. The 32-caliber
rifle of Jefferies was accidentally
discharged and the ball struck
White in the back of the head,
piercing the brain.
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The commissioners' court at
Belton have let the contract for
the repair and building of seven
bridges to replace those washed
away by the recent high water.
Eleven bids were filed with
the court. The bid of Hess &
Skinner of Dallas being the low-
est was accepted.
Ehe bridges included in the
contract are Miller Springs, over
the Leon; Maxdale over the Lam-
pasas; Hammersmith over Lam-
pasas; Youngsport over Lampa
sas; Post Oak near Brookhaven;
Rees creek on the Maxdale-Kil-leen
road; and a bridge over
Nolan creek in McDowell school
The court very wisely decided
to build all the bridges eightto
ten feet higher than the ones
washed away, and contract was
made to that end. Belton News.
' Ex-Constable Dead.
Sheriff Lee O. Allen received a
telegram from Van Alstyne stat-
ing that ex-Constable Jack Har-
,viil, a former officer in George
town twenty years ago, had just
died. Mr Harvill was constable
here during the time John T,
Olive was sheriff of Williamson
county. Georgetown Commer-
cial. Death at Georgetown.
Georgetown. Texas, Dec. 30.
W. T. Tisifcde, a pioneer Texan,
and a resident of .Georgetown
for more than forty j ears, died
here Sunday night, The burial
was at Round Rock .Monday af-
ternoon. Mr. Tisdale leaves
three daughters and other rel-
atives. y ,
Gin M Itilleea.
Killeen.' Texas, Dec. 25. A
fire which started from unkhown
origin shortly after 5 o'clock to-
night completely destroyed the
large cotton gin of Tom Adams'
at this place.
The Adams gin was the larg-
est and one of the best equipped
ginhing plants in this section!1
The entire plant, including all
building and machinery, were to-
tally destroyed. It was not
learned tonight whether or not
the plant was insured
Accidentally Killed. -
Cameron, Te'x., Dec. 30. -Wil
liam White, 16 years old, was
accidentally shot and killed thid
morning while hunting ducks on
Fire at .Georgetown .,.
Georgetown, Texas, Dec. 30
The residence of A. C. Vinson
was totally'dostroyed by fire here"j
Sunday night. The origin of the
fire is unknown. Loss about
$6,600; insurance $4, 500.
Cotton Ginned in 1913.
There was ginned in Williami
son county of the 1913-14 cottol
crop 101,309 bales up to Dec. li
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Barn and Contents Burned.
Leander, Texas. Jan. 1, Fire
destroyed the barn and cOrttentsj
of, Ben Sherman, on the J
Humble farm. Tuesday n' A
Or,igin of the fire is unknot s
Prosperity to all duping "lyl
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Cates, R. F. The Bartlett Tribune and News (Bartlett, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 23, Ed. 1, Friday, January 2, 1914, newspaper, January 2, 1914; Bartlett, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth48856/m1/1/: accessed June 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bartlett Activities Center and the Historical Society of Bartlett.