Dallas Morning News 28 Dec 1887 ~
A MOONLIGHT RACE~
The Riders Collide, sustaining broken limbs, and probable
loss of an eye-
Sherman, Tex., Dec. 27,---There was a dance in the
country last night, at which a number of young folks were present. All
went along without anything to mar the occassion until the guests were
dispersing, Tom Bryant and Joe Embree proposed
a race by moonlight, and it was to their sorrow.
After running a little distance they collided. Bryant's
right arm was broken in two places and recieved severe bruises and hurts
about the body. Joe Embree's left ankle was broken, one of his bones shattered,
and he received a deep gash cut under his left eye, completely displacing
the eye from his socket.
A physician was summonded and assistance of a medical
nature rendered. At last accounts both of the young men were resting easily
as could be expected. The affair has put a damper on what had promised
to be a gay Christmas week in that section.
Cal Humes (colored) was
put under a bond of $250 for appearance on the charge of aggravated assault.
J.Donnel, charged with
having abstracted a pocket handkerchief from the pocket of Red Wilson,
was tried in the District Court this afternoon and the jury returned a
verdict of not guilty.
The preliminary trial of W.C.
Kennan, charged with embezzlement, was continued over for a few
'SOME BIG CASES AT SHERMAN'
Dallas Morning News 19 Apr 1886
Dr. Baker's Second trial for Arson,
Special to the News.
Sherman, April 18,- At a very late hour last night
the case of the State of Texas vs. J.T. Baker
of Tioga, charged with the crime of arshon, was given to the jury , and
as yet no one knows whether or not they have reached a verdict, and nothing
will be positively known of the result untilt he jury makes a report to
the court to-morrow (Monday) morning. This is a case where the drug store
belonging to Dr. J.T. Baker was burned under suspicious circumstances which
created the belief that it was the work of an incendiary. An indictment
was found by the grand jury of Grayson County against Dr. J.T.Baker. He
was arrested and gave bon for his appearance at the last term of the crimical
court. He appeared and went to a trail which lasted three days, and at
last resulted in a hung jury. He was held to answr at this term, and the
case went to trail Friday. Nearly fifty witnesses have been in attendance
from day to day, and a large number of the defendant's relatives had friends
are here, anxiously awaiting the verdict to-morrow morning."
"Dallas Morning News 19 Apr 1886 ~
... The Grayson Rifles band put in the afternoon drilling
in marching out on the extreme north end of Broughton avenue, which has
lately been graded and presents a beautiful surface for drilling."