Mr. & Mrs. S.W. Grant,
recently of Waco, have come to Crockett to reside.
Mrs. Grant was Miss Hazel Berry
Knox Conway of Route
5, J.W. Reynolds of Route 6 and
D.D. Gentry of the same route were among callers
at the Courier office last Friday.
H.A. Fisher writes
from Joliet, Ill, that the thermometer has gone out of
sight below zero and that he has a longing to be again
W.M. Gregg of Route
6, Ed Smith of Weches and
R.T. Teal and J.C. Arnold
of Pennington were among the Courier's friends in town
Forty-one years the pastor of one church is a
record that not does fall to the lot of many preachers.
Such is the record of Rev. S.F.
Tenney, pastor of the First Presbyterian church
of this city. Feeling that his usefulness is perhaps
about to draw to a close, Mr. Tenney has offered his
resignation to his congrefation. The resignation has not
yet been acted upon. Mr. Tenney is yet in active life
and the Courier hopes he may see many years more of
The first announcement the Courier has the
pleasure of making in 1912 is that of
O.C. Goodwin for
re-election as county clerk. Mr. Goodwin is announcing
for his second term. During his term in office he has
been faithful to the trust placed in him, courteous to
all having dealings with him and strict when the letter
of law was to be complied with. It is needless to say
that his announcement is subject to the democratic
primary. He solicits your support.
New Barber Shop for Crockett. Byrd & Simpson have
opened a barber shop in the place formerly occupied by
W.W. Meeks as a jewelers'
shop, located in the front half of Arledge Tailoring
Co.'s shop. The firm is composed of two experienced
barbers, both of whom have been working in Crockett
shops for some time. They are no strangers to the people
of the city and county and will appreciate a share of
the public's patronage. Give them a trial on your barber
J.P. Rains of Route 4
paid the Courier a visit on Monday.
Mrs. R.H. Wootters is
in San Antonio under the treatment of an eye specialist.
Mrs. J.M. Crook and
children of Durant, Okla., are visiting the family of
H.R. Bement of
Kilbourne, Wis., is spending the week here, looking
after his property.
Porter Newman of
Durant, Okla., was visiting relatives and friends in the
county last week.
Mrs. T.J. Crofford of
Creek Route 1 is among the number remembering the
Courier since last issue.
Mrs. Allen Newton of
Galveston and Rev. S.F. Tenney
are among the Courier's subscription renewals.
For Sale. A gentle family horse and buggy in good
condition. Apply to John Millar.
Contract for Brick Building.
W.M. Patton has let the contract for the Patton
new brick building to embrace four stores. This building
will be erected at the west of his present building and
will take in the ground now occupied by his hotel. The
contract was let to C.M. Baughtman
and the brick is now on the ground. The building,
including the four lots covered, is valued at $15,000.
All of the four stores have been rented in advance. This
is only one of the many evidences of Crockett's growth.
The Blizzard Raged. Crockett was in the grasp of a
blizzard Saturday and Sunday and again on Tuesday and
Wednesday. The blizzard raged all through Saturday
evening and night and ice, sleet and flurries of snow
were plentiful Sunday morning. Monday morning the
weather had moderated some, but on Monday afternoon the
second blizzard, even fiercer than the first, gave the
town a broadside swipe and a chill to every living
thing. Tuesday morning the thermometer registered 10
above zero inCrockett. It was 10 below in the Texas
Panhandle and 30 below in Minnesota.
Miss Mary P. Stanton,
sister of District Clerk Joe Brown
Stanton, died Monday morning at the home of her
brother in this city. The deceased had been in bad
health for some time. Funeral services were held Tuesday
morning at 9:30 o'clock at the Stanton residence.
Interment followed in the family burial ground eight
miles east of Crockett. (Note: Beria)
Mr. Chas J. Hassell
died at the Palestine Sanitarium Saturday night. He was
operated on Thursday for gall stones and appendicitis,
and after the operation, rallied and was thought by the
physicians to be recovering. Saturday he became suddenly
worse and died that night. The funeral occurred at
Crockett Monday afternoon. Mr. Hassell had passed the
meridian of life and was a resident of Crockett for many
years. He served at one time as city marshal, making a
faithful officer. Early in life he came to Texas from
Georgia and, locating here, make many friends among whom
he lived until his death. He leaves one daughter,
Mrs. Julia Barbee, and two
sons, Chas. And Will Hassell,
the two former residents of this city. He was a member
of the Methodist Church and the
funeral services were conducted by his pastor, Rev. Geo
W. Davis and assisted by Rev. S.F. Tenney.
Citation by Publication
The State of Texas, To the Sheriff or any
Constable of Houston County greeting:
You are hereby commanded to summon the unknown
heirs of Edward Tyler, deceased; the unknown heirs of
Mary Ann Oliver, deceased, the unknown heirs of J.M.
Long, the unknown heirs of Ida Pennington, deceased, the
unknown heirs of F.M. Oliver,
deceased, the unknown heirs of D.W.
Pennington, and J.M. Long,
Ida Pennington, F.M. Oliver, and D.W. Pennington,
by making publication of this citation once in each week
for eight successive weeks...
...to appear...at the court house of said Houston
county, in the town of Crockett, on the fifth Monday
after the first Monday in February A.D. 1912...then and
there to answer a petition filed in said court on the
sixth day of January A.D. 1912 in a suit, numbered on
the docket of said court No. 5363, wherein
Miss Reppe Freeman is
plaintiff and the unknown heirs...(listed above)...are
defendants and petition alleging that the plaintiff is
owner in fee simple being lawfully seized and possessed
of the following tract of land...