Grayson County TXGenWeb
Dallas Morning News
1886 -7 Articles

Dr. J.T. Baker, The Grayson Rifles, Tom Bryant , Joe Embree, Cal Humes, J. Donnel, W.C. Kennan

Dallas Morning News  28 Dec 1887  ~
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 days.


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."


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