The Graham Leader. (Graham, Tex.), Vol. 33, No. 31, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 18, 1909 Page: 1 of 8
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Graham, Texas, March 18,1909,
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This fact has kept us for 12 years the leading Dry Goods and Grocers in Graham. We guarantee
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Could a conservative firm do more?
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April the 11, Wha t is it?
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There are hundreds of people who plan to buy clother on or before this day, but failing to know the day on
which Easter falls are ukelv to put off buying until .the time h*ts^>assed. Be wise; comein nowand^ see
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for yourself - The advantage of an early selection from the Brightest, Snappiest Line of Mens’ and Boys’
jjjfc Summer Clothing we have ever shown in Graham^ Ourprices will convince you that this is the place to buy. $£
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New Coods in Every-Department of This Store
Are ready for your inspection. We appreciate callers. To show goods is to make customers. That’s
our business in business. Questions in regard to fabrics and styles cheerfully answered
PhHIjps "Phone No. 67-1 - - - Southwestern’Phone No.
Mabry, Short & Co.
The home of the Home J
Where the price is the thin
Where Hamilton-Brown S
1-ion Brand Clothes and Hm
The place where you should
- IUttli« Near fvee.
M. C. Barron, who lived on
Oedar Creek, in Stephens ooun-
ty, was shot and instantly killed
by his son-in-law, W. w; Pratt, iMarch. 1909, term of tins court
last Tuesday oveniuM about two
o’clock and his remains were
hnried”'ln the ^ Sorghum Plat
cemetery yesterday evening at
3 o’clock. „ -
it ^gjPratt, the man who did the
-Srooting, at once phoned the
sheriff xat Breckenridge Inform-
ing him of the tragedy and re-
quests g him to come and get
-him. He claims the , act was
done in self defense. The shopt
ing was done about one mile
• from the house in a field that
was being cleared and was done
in the presence of most of. the
members of the family. A shot-
gun loaded with ■ buckshot was
the weapon used, and a charge
of six large shot fired at close
struck the deceased in the
of the heart, killing him
ltly. A 38-Caliber pistol
all round, was founcT in
dead man’s pocket. The
[killing was the result of a fam-
ily row. Pratt is now in jail at
Breckenridge and will have an
examining trial ior the * purpose
of being admitted to bail next
Report of brood Jory.
To~~Hon. E. 0V,' Nicholson,
Judge District Court; . ^
The grand jurors for the
beg leave to submit to the oourt
the following report:
-r tfe have been in session for
eight days and have found and
turned into oourt fifty-one bills of
indictment, Seven of which are
for felony and fopy-four Jor
misdemeanors, We have sum-
moned and examined 106 wit
jiesses and, in addition to thes£,
quite a large number of citizens
have been before the grand ju-
ry without subpoena.
The following parties were
bound over to await our actiop
and in their cases we have failed
to find trbe bills of indictment
d.-Z-Tiiey should be discharged
by the court, vix: [Here follows
twelve names, which, we omit.]
We have examined tne reports
of the officers, charged with the
collection of moneys other than
taX&* and find that all such have
reported to this body in compli-
ance with the law.
We extmined the c»unty jaiil
and we find that it is being as
well kept as it is possible ’ to
keep it, built as it is.
The road supervisors have
submitted reports to this body
and some of the roads are said
to be iq a bad condition and we
suggest that eaeh overseer work
There has- been but Jittle of
anything of importance done in
the district esurt this week.
Judge Nicholson went to
Jacksboro Friday and returned
Monday hlght and Tuesday the
case of Mary B. Tankerslfty vs.
C. T. Holbert, etl, in which the
plaintiff was siieing for boundry
lines, resulted In a verdict for
The grand jury reconvened
Monday morning and adjourned
for the term Tuesday evening.
Their report Will be found in an-
The case of the State vs: Rev.
C. G. Summers, charged with
obtaining money under false
pretenses, will be called at 10
o’clock this morning.
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WHEN YOU WANT
“"Call W. C. Burns.
Southwestern ’Phone No. 126 Phillips 'Phone Na 38-2
If I have'nt got what you want will get it for you
I try to keep every kind of eatables that is
used on the table of the most fastidious people,
and will supply your wants at reasonable
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Monday. But little is known here out his full time this year,
of Pratt, with the exception of
the fact that he came here about
two years ago from Dallas coun-
ty and/last summer married Mrs.
John Douglass, a daughter of
M. C. Barron. He had rented a
farm near Eliasville and had his
com crop planted and consider-
able other work done, and with
his Sfife went to visit her people
Monday evaning. There had
been some dispute over the
ownsrehip of a mule on the
morning beftJre the killing, hut
this is not supposed to „be the
real cause of the difficulty which
lead to the killing.
Everybody ip fills country us-
^ ,*>8 Supreme flour; the people
here know a good* thing when
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Having finised our labors we
beg to be discharged^ for the
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D.A. Ford received a message
Saturday evening informing him
that his daughter, Miss -Mary
Adele, who is attending the Bay
lor University at Waco, was se-
riously,ill and would have to un-
dergo an operation for appendi
ctyis. Mrs. F’ord left for Waco
Sunday" morning and arrived
there after the operation had
been performed. ’ She found
Miss Mary much improved and
and wrote Mr. Ford that the
Doctor thought1 she would be
able to return home with her
the first of the w*
Newspaper ter Newcastle.
J. M., Warren, a newspaper
than from Lipan, Texas, called
on us Monday. He was enroute
to Newcastle to confer with the
citizens of that town in regard to
starting another paper there.
Mr. Warren informed us that it
was his intention to move to this
country at (jnce if the people In
the mining town gave him the
proper encOuragerfie^t and rtally
seemed to want a paper. As he
has not returned here, we sup-
pose he made a deal and return-
ed home by way of Wichita Falls
66 prepare to move. From the
number of recommendations he
had with him and the manner of
his conduct here, we. are quite
suro the people of Newcastle
will have another, good pai>er
if they secure this man., v.';4'
f Pioneer Passes Away. v 4
•R. H..Moore died at 'the res*
idence of his $on, J. ‘ W, Moore,
a few miles east of this city at
9 o’clock-la*»t Sunday ,night, at
the age of *4 years, and his re
mains were buried in Cottonwood
cemetery Monday evening. He
was one of the early settlers of
this part of the country and was
well and/favorably known. He
leaves eight children'all grown.
$ When you buy groceries you want the best,
\ and when you trade at BURNS’ you are sure
j to get what you want.
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I study to please my customers and if low
prices, courteous treatment and prompt de-
livery will please you this is the place to trade.
Come m and see us and let us figure with
you on your next bill of groceries.
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Bowron, Frank H. The Graham Leader. (Graham, Tex.), Vol. 33, No. 31, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 18, 1909, newspaper, March 18, 1909; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth855371/m1/1/: accessed April 25, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Library of Graham.