COMMISSIONER’S COURT MINUTES VOL 6


PETITION OF A. O. HOWELL ET AL

TO HAVE C. P. LINDSEY APPOINTED

            On this the 10th, day of March, A. D. 1913, came on to be considered the petition of A. O. Howell et al, to have C. P. Lindsey to be appointed as Justice of the Peace for Precinct Number Fourt, which has been made vacant by the death of E. P. Smith.

            The Court, after considering said petition is of the opinion that the said C. P. Lindsey ought to, and he is hereby appointed to fill out the unexpired term of the said deceased, E. P. Smith.

 

RETURNS MOSS SP’GS HOG LAW

            On this the 10th day of March, A. D. 1913, came on to be counted the returns of an election held with in the bounds of the School District of Moss Springs for the purpose of determining whether or not sheep, hogs and goats shall be permitted to run at large in said School District Viz. Moss Springs.

            Said returns having been opened in open court and the returns of said election having been canvassed, it is found that there were cast for the Stock Law … 6 votes, and there were cast against the stock law … 10 votes.  The court finds that there were a majority against the stock law of 4 votes.

 

RETURNS FOR MALTA HOG LAW

            On this the 10th day of March, A. D. 1913, came on to be counted the returns of an election held with in the bounds of the School District of Malta for the purpose of determing where or not sheep, hogs and goats shall be permitted to run at large in said Malta School District.

            Said returns having been opened and counted in open court, the court finds that there were cast at said election for the Stock law 22 votes; and against the Stock Law 26 votes.  Therefore, the Court finds that there were cast at said election 4 votes majority against the Stock Law.

 

APPLICATION OF C. B. HELMS.

            On this the 10th day of March A. D., 1913, came on to be heard the request of Commissioner of C. B. Helms, to divide the Public Road running from Old Boston to Corley.  Ist section beginning at Old Boston and ending with the intersection of Maud Road.  2nd section to begin at Maud Road and extend to Corley.

            On motion of helms and seconded by Braswell, all voted for the division to be made, and the same is ordered by the court to be done.

 

THE APPOINTMENT OF SCHOOL TRUSTEE

ELECTION MANAGERS AND JUDGES.

            Be it ordered by the Commissioners Court of Bowie County, Texas, in regular session at Boston, Texas, at the Court of said County, on this the 10th day of March A. D., 1913, that the following named persons are hereby appointed managers of the election for Trustees for the various districts, and also for County Board of education, in and for Bowie County, Texas, said elections to be held at the various School Houses in said Districts in Bowie County, Texas.

 

District No. 1               J. L. Eubanks                       J. T. Crawford                     H. C. Pierce

District No. 2               A. L. Patten               G. A. Richardson            C. K. Rachel

District No. 3               W. C. Garrett             D. A. White               Tip Cowley

District No. 5               R. W. Phillips              R. L. Boone              S. L. Willyerd

District No. 6               E. C. McCoppin            J. T. McCarty                      M. L. Stone

District No. 7.              U. U. Shaw                W. A. Tisdale             Luck Lee

District No. 8               W. L. Brewer             W. J. Johns                J. A. Smith

District No. 9               J. P. Garland                        C. W. Haynes             Y. B. Berry

District No. 12             R. C. Maudlin                        T. C. Martin              T. W. Morrow

District No. 15             H. C. Williams            W. D. Grimes             D. D. Nettles

District No. 16             J. C. Baldwin                        J. T. Gamble                        H. R. Phillips

District No. 17             Tobe Duke                W. H. Roberson            N. A. Williams

District No. 18             J. B. Dagnel              J. W. Smith                H. C. Borcherding

District No. 19             A. G. Parsons                        W. O. Cork                D. L. Davis

District No. 22             H. J. Courtney                      T. C. White               L. H. Beddingfield

District No. 23             H. C. Clark                Spencer Reed              J. J. Merritt

District No. 24             J. C. Stingley                        Isaac Brady               T. H. Russell

District No. 25             J. L. Mills                 C. E. Brazier             J. L. Buchanan

District No. 26             T. F. Collins              C. D. Jones                A. M. Musgrove

District No. 27             Frank Rumbo             Geo. Collom             M. J. Graham

District No. 28             W. L. Odom              J. B. Stinson             J. K. Walker

District No. 29             Mart Rosser              W. A. Terrell              F. G. Williams

District No. 30             T. M. Gray                 W. S. Johnson                        G. E. Goodnight

District No. 31             W. L. Thomas                        L. P. Garrett             W. R. Dudley

District No. 32             C. L. Shipp               B. L. King                 W. P. Palmer

District No. 33             A. Hooker                        J. B. Parson              Jas. W. Tidwell

District No. 34             W. J. Jones                J. P. Rodgers                       Bob Higginbotham

District No. 35             L. A. Hargis              J. H. Gibson             R. L. Anderson

District No. 36             J. C. Upchurch                     D. P. Hines                C. S. Drumhiller

District No. 37             Z. R. Gatlin               C. E. Burkham                      A. E. Hall

District No. 38             J. M. Lynch               Roy Dalby               S. L. Hays

District No. 39             H. P. Payton              W. M. Smith                Robt. Adams

District No. 40             N. B. DeArman            H. W. Cox                  Tom Dennington

District No. 41             B. A. Kyles               R. L. McCraw                      W. P. Harvey

District No. 42             C. H. Teague             M. F. Jones                W. L. Johnson

District No. 43             Willie Hooper                        A. J. Clark                Henry Hill

District No. 44             R. J. Wyatt               L. M. Martin              Payton Allbrooks

District No. 45             M. C. Young              R. A. Hall                  H. H. Campbell

District No. 46             A. G. Alford              H. M. Rainey              W. M. Kestler

District No. 47             Jno. Brine                R. B. Beckman            Frank McKinley

District No. 49             H. B. Ensley              J. A. Richardson            J. M. Hazelwood

District No. 51             J. W. Martin              M. A. Young              S. P. Phillips

District No. 52             S. H. Siebert             Jno. Cowen             W. S. Mills

District No. 53             B. H. Williams            J. B. Braley              G. C. Knight

District No. 54             E. H. Wilson              D. J. Dean                Lee Elliott

District No. 55             J. W. Lann                 W. E. Skidmore            W. A. Landreth

District No. 56             R. M. Johnson                        D. Elkins               H. F. Hefley

District No. 57             J. T. Dillard              G. W. Welch              Arthur Feazell

District No. 58             C. P. Lindsey                        O. A. Hall                  L. W. McCullough

District No. 60             G. A. Post                 W. Thompson                    F. A. Johnson

District No. 61             C. Williams                       W. R. Cash                T. E. Connell

District No. 62             D. F. Reeder             W. H. Barfield                        W. Beauchamp

District No. 63             W. J. Pinkham                       J. W. McMillon            J. V. Meadows

District No. 64             M. N. Arnold              W. T. Bishop              C. A. Godwin

District No. 65             D. J. Talley               B. S. Shaw                G. E. Wright

District No. 66             Bennie Cole                 Wash Moss                Silas Williams

DeKalb Ind. Dist.     T. J. McMichael            J. B. Hatchell                        J. D. Stewart

New Boston Ind. Dist.                      D. A. Chambers            W. J. Simmons            J. F. White

Maud Ind. Dist.            W. B. Springer            J. F. Merritt              M. T. Fowler

Redwater Ind. Dist.     W. R. Fagan               E. T. Page                 Archie McDaniel

Buchanan Ind. Dist.     J. S. Hargis              Will Kirby               J. S. Hutshell

Park Ind. Dist.              A. C. McCullough            Jas. Kinney             E. C. Malone

Texarkana Ind. Dist.     W. M. Gill                   W. C. Chance             A. S. Watlington

                                              

 

DECLARING THE RESULT OF THE COUNTY HOG LAW ELECTION.

            Boston, Texas, April 9th, 1913.

On this day came on to be counted and canvasses the returns of an election held on the 29th day of March, 1913, throughout Bowie County, to determine whether or not hogs, sheep and goats shall be permitted to run at large in said Bowie County, Texas, which said election had heretofore been duly and legally ordered and held according to law when I, Lee Tidwell, County Judge of Bowie County, Texas, in the presence of Joe White, County Clerk of Bowie County, Texas, and also in the presence of J. C. McDuffie and T. J. Abel, canvassed the returns of said election from the returns delivered to me by the various election officers throughout Bowie County, and after due and careful canvass of said returns having tabulated and counted same, I find that there said returns having tabulated and counted same, I find from said election the following vote to-wit:

            For the Stock Law there were cast …………………540 votes.

            Against the Stock Law there were cast …………….408 votes.

I therefore find from said returns that said election resulted in favor of the stock law by a majority of 132 votes, therefore, I, Lee Tidwell, County Judge of Bowie County, Texas, having found from the canvass of said vote as above stated, hereby declare that said election resulted in favor of the Stock Law throughout Bowie County, Texas, and that thirty days posting of notice of the result above, it shall be unlawful for any person to permit either hogs, sheep or goats to run at large in any part of Bowie County, Texas.

            Witness my hand and seal of office at Boston, Texas, on this the 9th day of April, 1913.

                                                                                                Lee Tidwell, County Judge

                                                                                                                        Bowie County, Texas

Posted at the Count House door of Bowie County, Texas, on this, the 9th day of April, 1913.

 

ORDER ORDERING AN ELECTION TO ABOLISH THE INCORPORATION IN DEKALB, TEXAS

            Whereas an application signed by a majority of the qualified property tax paying voters of the incorporated town of DeKalb, Texas, was filed in the office of the County Judge of Bowie County, Texas, petitioning that an election be ordered for the purpose of allowing the qualified voters residing in said town to determine whether or not said incorporation should be abolished.

            And it appearing to me that said application is in due and legal form and that said territory was duly incorporated on ______ day _________ 1892, an election is hereby ordered to be held at the Justice Peace office of precinct Number 3, in the town of DeKalb, Bowie County, Texas, on the 5th day of October, A. D. 1913, and Will Welch is hereby appointed manager of said election.

            Every male person who has attained the age of twenty-one years, and who has resided within the hereinafter described territory for the past six months and who are qualified property tax paying voters under the laws of this State shall be entitled to vote at said election.

            Said territory is described as follows to-wit:  Beginning where the Texas & Pacific Railway crosses the original East Boundary line of the W. L. Browning H. R. Survey running North to Mud Creek; Thence West 1900 vrs. Thence South 2375; Thence East 1900 vrs. To said original East line.  Thence North with said line to the place of beginning.

            All persons desiring to vote for the abolition of said incorporation shall have written or printed upon their ballot “For Abolishing the Incorporation”.  All persons desiring to vote against the abolition of the incorporation shall have written or printed upon their ballot “Against the abolition of the incorporation”.

                                                                                                Lee Tidwell, County Judge

                                                                                                            Bowie County, Texas

 

ORDER DECLARING RESULT OF ELECTION HELD AT DEKALB TO ABOLISH THE INCORPORATION, AND AABOLISHING SAID INCORPORATION.

            On this the 7th day of October, A. D. 1913, came on to be counted and canvassed the returns of an election held on the 5th day of October, A. D. 1913, in the Town of DeKalb, Bowie County, Texas, to determine whether or not the incorporation of said town should be abolished, said incorporation being described by metes and bounds as follows, to-wit:  Beginning where the Texas & Pacific Railway crosses the original East Boundary line of the W. L. Browning H. R. Survey running North to Mud Creek; Thence West 1900 Vrs. Thence South 2375 Vrs. Thence East 1900 Vrs to said original East boundary line.  Thence North with said line to the place of beginning, which said election has heretofore been duly and legally ordered and held according to law, when I, Lee Tidwell, County Judge of Bowie County, Texas, canvassed to returns of said election made and delivered to me by E. J. McKinney, manager of said election, find from said returns the following vote to-wit:

            For the abolition of the incorporation there were cast 57 votes and against the abolition of the incorporation there west cast 31 votes, I find from said returns that said election resulted in favor of abolishing the incorporation by a majority 26 votes.

            Therefore, I, Lee Tidwell, County Judge of Bowie County, Texas, having found from the canvass of said return as above stated, hereby declare that said election resulted in favor of the abolishment of the incorporation of the town of DeKalb, Texas, and the same is this day abolished.

                                                                        Lee Tidwell, County Judge, Bowie County, Texas.

 

COUNTY SCHOOL TRUSTESS OR COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCA.

            On this the 14th day of April, A. D. 1913, the Commissioners’ Court being in regular session the with County Judge present and presiding, and all of the County Commissioners with the County Clerk present, came on to be counted the returns of the election held through out the County for the purpose of electing one member from each of the commissioners precincts and one member at large for the county, to constitute the County School Trustees or the County Board of Education.

            After such returns having been open and correctly canvassed, the court finds that the following named persons received the following votes for said County Trustees respectively:

            Commissioners Precinct Number One A. S. Watlington received 146 votes, which was a majority of the votes cast throughout the county for a member of the County School trustees or County Board of Education for the County, of Bowie, and State of Texas, and Commissioners’ Precinct Number One.

            Commissioners’ Precinct Number Two, D. A. Chambers received 130 votes, which was a majority of the votes cast throughout the county for a member of the County School Trustees or County Board of Education for the County of Bowie, State of Texas, and Commissioners Precinct Number Two.

            Commissioners’ Precinct Number Three, N. E. Lawrence received 135 votes, which was a majority of the votes cast throughout the county for a member of the County School Trustees or County Board of Education for the County of Bowie, State of Texas, and Commissioners’ Precinct Number Three.

            Commissioners’ Precinct Number Four, T. M. Braley received 180 votes, which was a majority of the votes cast throughout the county for a member of the County School Trustees or County Board of Education for the County of Bowie, State of Texas, and for Commissioners’ Precinct Number Four.

            The Court further finds that the next person receiving the highest number of votes throughout the county shall be declared elected as a member of the County Board of Education as a member at large from the county, and the canvass shows that A. G. Howell received the next highest number of votes.

            Therefore it is ordered, decreed and adjudged by the Court that A. S. Watlington from Precinct Number One; D. A. Chambers from Precinct Number Two; N. F. Lawrence from Precinct Number Three and T. M. Braley from Precinct Number Four and A. G. Howell at large are duly elected and shall constitute the County School Trustees or County Board of Education until their successors are elected and qualified.  The precincts above referred to are to be construed as Commissioners’ Precincts of Bowie County, Texas.

 

COMMON DISTRICT TRUSTEES FOR BOWIE COUNTY, TEXAS

            On this the 14th day of April came on to be counted the returns of an election held on the 5th day of April throughout the County of Bowie at the various school houses the same being the usual voting places, for the purpose of electing School Trustees for the various Common School Districts of the said County of Bowie.  The County Judge being present and presiding with the Commissioners and the Clerk of the County Court present, the returns of said election were open and the votes canvassed, and the following named persons were found to receive the highest number of votes for trustees of their respective districts as follows:

 

District Number 1                     W. C. Pierce               Neal Eubanks

District Number 2                     No election

District Number 3                     Tip Cowley                        A. J. Hicks

District Number 5                     J. F. Poer                 R. W. Phillips

District Number 6

District Number 7                     L. C. Pirkey              Luck Lee

District Number 8                     J. E. Barlow             Mat Anderson

District Number 9                     J. P. Garland                        C. W. Hanes

District Number 12                   C. A,. Myrick             Luchaner

District Number 15                   G. W. Tiller                 H. C. Williamson

District Number 16

District Number 17                   W. H. Roberson            Tobe Duke

District Number 18                   J. W. Smith                J. B. Dagnel

District Number 19                   W. C. Ford                 J. R. McKee

District Number 22                   J. L. Smith                C. C. Bice

District Number 23                   W. E. Jackson                        A. J. Haynes

District Number 24                   Sol White               C. E. Nelson

District Number 25                 

District Number 26                   J. M. Rowe               C. D. Jones

District Number 27                   No election.

District Number 28                   J. T. Markham                     E. L. Odom

District Number 29                   ____ Brewer             Bob Dean

District Number 30

District Number 31                   Ed Patterson                      D. F. Morbut

District Number32                    C. L. Shipp               W. A. Palmer

District Number 33

District Number 34                   T. H. West                F. T. Jones

District Number 35                   J. J. Whitecotton            J. C. Houston

District Number 36                   Mrs. A. Drumhiller            A. E. hooper

District Number 37                   C. E. Burkham                      T. J. Langford

District Number 38                   J. M. Lynch               S. L. Hayes

District Number 39

District Number 40

District Number 41                   W. P. Beard               A. J. Hatchel

District Number 42                   Tom Eliot                 Luther Day

District Number 43                   Willie Hooper                        Henry Hill

District Number 44                   B. S. Fort                  B. H. Hooks

District Number 45                 

District Number 46                   L. J. Goodwin                      Frank Tutt

District Number 47                   R. S. Fant                 G. W. McDaniel

District Number 48

District Number 49

District Number 50

District Number 51

District Number 52

District Number 53                   L. S. Lambert                       T. L. Parker

District Number 54                   J. E. Elliott                Lee Elliott

District Number 55                   Fox Hall                  D. L. Atchley

District Number 56                   T. D. Mitchell                        C. O. Barrett

District Number 57                   A. N. Foster              B. A. Feazell

District Number 58                   J. B. Thompson

District Number 60                   T. J. Coleman                       W. R. Minter

District Number 61                   C. Williams                       W. R. Cash

District Number 62                   C. W. Beauchamp            F. Beauchamp                

District Number 63                   J. T. Kennedy                      W. H. Calley

District Number 64                   J. L. McGill              O. R. Mote

District Number 65                   W. M. Howell             W. H. Powell

District Number 66

 

 

TO BUILD A STEEL BRIDGE OVER SULPHUR

            On this the 13th day of May, A.D. 1913, the Commissioners Court of Bowie County, Texas, in session with all members present, when the proposition came on for consideration of joining the County of Cass in building a Steel Bridge across Sulphur and after a careful consideration of the same, the Court is of the opinion that for the prosperity and good of the people of said Bowie County, Texas, said bridge ought to be constructed.

            Therefore by a motion duly made and seconded all votes yea to join Cass County in building said Steel Bridge.

 

ORDER CREATING SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 10

            On this, the 14th day of May, A. D. 1913, came on to be considered the application and petition of J. L. Earnest and others for a change in school district No. 3.

            It appearing to the Court that said District No. 3, as heretofore districted, was districted in such a manner as not to meet the best conveniences of the patrons therein embodied.

            It further appearing to the court that school district No. 3, as it now is, is of sufficient size to warrant a division of same into three common school districts, viz., RED LICK COMMON SCHOOL DISTRICT---LEARY COMMON SCHOOL DISTRICT and RED SPRINGS COMMON SCHOOL DISTRICT.  Red Lick School District to hereafter be known as No. 10, Red Springs Common School District to be hereafter known as district No. 3, and Leary School District, hereafter to be known as school district No. 67.

            It is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed by the court that Common School District No. 10 be and the same is this day created and said District shall hereafter be bounded by metes and bounds as follows:

            To be known as RED LICK COMMON SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 10.  Beginning at the Northeast Corner of the M. H. Janes Survey, Thence South with the East Boundary Line of the M. H. Janes Survey to the northwest Corner of the George Brinlee Survey; Thence South, Southwest and South to the line of Park Independent School District; Thence South, West and South with the Boundary line of the Park Independent School District to the Texas & Pacific Railroad; Thence West with said Railway to the West Boundary Line of the J. H. Bostic Survey; Thence North with the Leary and Red River Public Road to Barkman’s Creek; Thence East with the meanders of said Creek to where Barkman’s Creek crosses the South Boundary line of the John H. Bostic Survey; Thence East with the South boundary line of the John H. Bostic Survey to the place of beginning.

 

ORDER CREATING SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 3.

            On this the 14th day of May, A. D. 1913, came on to be considered the application and petition of W. G. Hibbs and others to have Red Springs Common School District No. 3 created.

            It having been made plain to the court that said district No. 3 should be created for the best interests of all concerned.

            Therefore it is ordered, adjudged and decreed by the court that COMMON SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 3 OF RED SPRINGS and the same is hereby this day created, and said district shall hereafter be bounded by metes and bounds as follows:

            BEGINNING at a point where the Texas & Pacific Railroad crosses Section No. 244 of the M.E.P. & P. Railroad Survey; Thence South with the East boundary of said Section No. 244 to the South East corner of said Section; Thence West with the South boundary of Section No. 244 to the Northeast Corner of the Alexander Fry Survey; thence South with the East boundary of the Alexander Fry, Nancy Dycas, and J. H. Smelser Serveys; Thence East, South and West with the north East and South boundaries of the J. M. Napp Surveys to the north East corner of the Edward H. Tarrant Survey; Thence South with the East boundary of the Edward H. Tarrant Survey to the St. L.S.W. Railway; Thence South West with said Railway to where said Railway crosses the West boundary of the Howard Ethridge Survey; Thence North, West and North with the West boundary line of the Howard Ethridge Survey to the Southeast corner of the James Wharton Survey; Thence West and North with the South and West boundaries of the James Wharton Survey to the boundary line of the John Lane Survey; Thence West with the South boundary line of the John Lane Survey to the South East corner of the John A. Talbot Survey; Thence north along the West boundary line of west corner of same; Thence North along the East boundary line of John Talbot Survey to the Northwest corner of P. Watson’s land; Thence East along the North boundary line of said Watson land to the West boundary line of David Jarrett’s Survey; Thence along West boundary line of said David Jarrett’s Survey to the north West corner of same; Thence East to B. S. Cantrell’s South East Corner; Thence due north along a new public road to the south boundary line of J. H. Hawkins’ land; Thence East to the South West corner of the Smither Survey; Thence East with the South boundary line of said Survey to the South East corner of said Survey; Thence North with the East boundary line of said Smither Survey to the Texas & Pacific Railway; Thence East with said Railroad to the place of beginning.

 

ORDER CREATING SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 67

            On this the 14th day of May, A. D. 1913, came on to be considered the application and petition of Tip Cooley and others to have School District of Leary No. 67 created.

            The said petition having been considered and it appearing to the court that for the best interest of all concerned said district ought to and should be established.

            Therefore it is ordered, decreed and adjudged by the court that COMMON SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 67 OF LEARY be, and the same is hereby this day created, and said district shall hereafter be bounded by metes and bounds as follows:

            BEGINNING at a point where the T. & P. Railroad crosses the East boundary line of the Smither Survey; Thence South with the East boundary line of the Smither Survey to the South East corner of said Survey; Thence West with the South boundary line of the Smither Survey to the Southwest corner of said Survey; Thence West to the South boundary line of the J. M. Hawkins land; Thence along the West boundary line of said Hawkins’ land to the northeast corner of T. W. Sexton’s land; Thence North along Ward’s East boundary line to the T. & P. Railroad; Thence West with said Railroad to the Southeast corner of the Lemuel Peters Survey; Thence North with the East boundary line of the Lemuel peters Survey to Barkman’s Creek; thence East with the meanders of Barkman’s Creek to where the Leary and Red River Public Road crosses said Creek; Thence South with said Public road to the T. & P. railroad to the place of beginning.

 

ORDER APPOINTING DR. W. S. TYSON COUNTY HEALTH OFFICER

            On this the 26th day of September, A. D. 1913, came on to be considered the application of Dr. W. S. Tyson to be appointed County Health office in and for Bowie County, Texas, to fill out the unexpired term of Dr. T. E. Oliver deceased.

            The Court having considered the application is of the opinion that the said Dr. W. S. Tyson is a proper person to fill out said vacancy, and on motion of Helms, seconded by Braswell, the Court voted unanimous for the appointment of said W. S. Tyson.

            Therefore, it is ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that Dr. W. S. Tyson is hereby appointed County Health Officer of Bowie County, Texas, to fill out the vacancy caused by the death of Dr. T. E. Oliver.

 

PETITION

            To the Hon. Commissioners Court, in and for Bowie County, Texas.  We, the undersigned qualified voters of the City of New Boston, we being at least twenty per cent of all the qualified voters residing within the corporate limits of said City, same being a political subdivision of Bowie County, Texas, hereby petition your honorable Court to order an election to be held within said City; at the First National Bank in New Boston, not less than 15 days from the date of your order and not more than 30 days from the entry of such order by this Court, for the purpose of determining whether or not Pool rooms shall be prohibited in the corporate limints of said City of New Boston, Bowie County, Texas.

            J. C. Tyson               J. H. Dalby               Sam C. Ball

            W. S. Tyson               J. F. Walker             W. M. Bloxham

Henry E. Summers            W. W. White               M. E. Taylor

W. O. Looney             N. E. Kelley              G. G. Proctor

C. L. Robison                        R. P. Hamblett                      J. T. McGee

J. A. Ellis                  J. P. Wever              Leon Missildine

S. E. Ball                  Jim Galavin             M. G. Morris

Harry Ball                  W. N. McDuffie            J. N. Thompson

Jno. E. Anderson            D. L. McDuffie            John Kestler

O. H. proctor             J. C. McDuffie                      W. R. Roberts

D. A. Chambers            D. Taylor              W. W. Griffith

Geo. W. Burrows            J. A. Wyse               Harvey Miller

J. W. L. Hall              O. P. Moore              J. R. McGee

P. G. Ruff                  S. N. Holyfield            M. A. Hart

W. J. Collins              John Davis                M. A. Hart, Jr.

L. L. Collins              A. W. DeShong            C. O. Barrett

D. A. Barfield                        L. C. Boswell                        Geo. W. Johnson

J. N. Eiland               W. A. Lowery                        W. M. Old

R. P. Holcomb

                        Clerk’s note-This petition being filed April 14, 1914.

 

PETITION FOR ELECTION AGAINST POOL HALL ---- DE KALB, TEXAS

            To the Honorable Commissioners’ Court, Bowie County, Texas.

Gentlemen:  We, the undersigned legal voters of Commissioner’s Precinct No. 3, Bowie County, Texas, hereby petition your honorable body to call an election to be held, in said Precinct No. 3, for the purpose of voting Pool Halls out of said Precinct No. 3.

J. M. Sargent                J. H. Sargent             H. F. Liles                 W. A. Coggins                      

B. D. Kirk                    F. S. Roberts                        J. B. Shaver, Jr.            G. T. Elliott

L. A. Boggs                  E. H. Crump              O. R. Burns               J. B. Burnett

C. G. Crump                C. A. Davis                J. B. Hatchel             W. W. Sanders          

O. H. Tidwell               Ed Clark                L. A. King                 J. H. McBeth

L. E. Harrison               Jess Griffin               H. P. Braswell                       C. C. Lawrence

F. H. Skidmore            F. H. King                 R. A. Jones                H. R. Atchley

A. R. Clawson              D. R. Lester               J. F. Garrett, Jr.            L. A. Tidwell

J. E. Chasteen              T. H. Murrell             Obe Chasteen                      W. E. Skidmore

J. R. Tidwell                 Will Sides                J. H. Chasteen                      J. A. Sellers

J. T. petty                     C. H. Smith                A. R. Adkison                       J. R. Adkison

J. H. Russell                 Isaac Brady               J. L. Fowler             G. R. Lee                

G. W. Carlisle              J. A. Bentley             J. C. Stingley                        J. M. Stacks

Hose Phillips                 E. W. Hutton              J. W. Blackmon            D. L. Atchley

F. M. Allen                   J. L. Miller               Fox Hall                  T. J. Langford

J. C. Russell                 J. R. Sullivan             Robt. Alford              J. F. Cabler

W. H. Megason            W. H. Robinson            R. E. McClung            J. R. Oneal

L. M. Note                   A. R. King                 T. H. Elliott                J. W. Smith

Oscar Jones                 W. A. Landreth            S. H. Smith                C. E. Blackmon

J. T. Bunger                  O. E. Day                  and several others.

          

ORDER APPOINTING JANITOR COURT HOUSE AND YARDS.

This the 12th day of November, 1914.

            This day came on to be heard and considered by the Court the application of J. C. Ross to be appointed janitor of the Bowie County Court house buildings and grounds; and it appearing to the Court that the said J. C. Rose the applicant presents to the Court the best bid therefore.

            It is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that said application be and the same is hereby granted, and the said J. C. Rose be and he is hereby appointed janitor of the Bowie County Court House Building and the Court House yards for said Bowie County for the ensuing two years with the distinct understanding that good and acceptable service be rendered at and for the salary of Thirty-five ($35.00) Dollars per month, or until the further orders of this Court.

 

 

ORDER APPOINTING COUNTY HEALTH OFFICER.

            On this 12th day of November 1914.  This day came on to be heard and considered by the Court the application of Dr. W. S. Tyson to be appointed County Health Officer for Bowie County, Texas, for the next ensuing two years; and it appearing to the Court that said applicant Dr. W. S. Tyson presents to the Court the best bid therefore.

            It is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that the said application of the said Dr. W. S. Tyson be and the same is hereby granted, and the said Dr. W. S. Tyson be and he is hereby appointed County Health Office for Bowie County, Texas, for the ensuing two years at and for the salary of Ten ($10.00) Dollars per month, acceptable service being considered or until the further orders of this Court.

 

Dr. W. S. Tyson, County Health Officer               OATH OF OFFICE 

Of Bowie County, Texas

            I, W. S. Tyson, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as County Health Officer of Bowie County, Texas, according to the best of my skill and ability, agreeably to the Constitution and Laws of the United States and of this State; and I do further solemnly swear (or affirm) that since the adoption of the Constitution of this State, I being a citizen of this State, have not fought a duel with deadly weapons within this State nor out of it; nor have I sent or accepted a challenge to fight a duel with deadly weapons; nor have I acted as second in carrying a challenge, or aided, advised or assisted any person this offending; and I furthermore solemnly swear (or affirm) that I have not, directly or indirectly, paid, offered, or promised to pay, contributed not promised to contribute, any money or valuable thing, or promised any public office or employment, as a reward for giving or withholding a vote at the election at which I was appoint, So help be God.

                                                                                    W. S. Tyson, M. D.

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 12th day of November, 1915.

                                    Joe White, Clerk, County Court, Bowie Co., Texas.

                                    By F. A. King, Deputy.

 

ORDER FOR JANITOR TO STOP SKATING IN THE COURT HOUSE HALL

 

Janitor and his duty in reference to skating in the Court House Hall    

            March 9th, 1915.  This day came on to be considered the matter of placing a stop of the use of the Court House Hall for skating purposes on roller skates or other means of skating.

            It is therefore ordered by the Court that it made the duty of the Janitor of the Court House building to not permit any more skating in the hall of the Court House on roller skates or any other means of skating on the floor of said hall, and should any person thus offending persist in the practice of skating in the Court House halls it is further made the duty of said Janitor to report the offender to the County Judge or to the County Attorney.

 

ORDER APPROPRIATING $200.00 FOR SIX WEEKS CAMPAIGN IN BOWIE COUNTY

            On this the 12th day of April, A. D. 1915, came on to be heard and considered the application of the State Board of Health for an appropriation of Two Hundred ($200.00) Dollars to help defray the local expenses of a hookworm campaign in Bowie County, which application is supplemented and endorsed by a large majority of the Physicians of the County approving an appropriation for said purpose.

            It is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that the sum of Two Hundred ($200.00) Dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated to the State Health Department to be used by said health Department in a six weeks Hookwork campaign to be used to cover the cost and in payment of the drugs given the patients; and to pay the advertising of said campaign in the County and for the local traveling expenses of the laboratory assistant, and for the free examination and free treatment of hookworm disease of all those who will apply for same at one of the dispensaries to be opened in said County and the actual work that is, lecturing, examining and treating of patients is done by a representative of the State Board of Health under the supervision and guidance of the County Health Officer.

            It is further ordered that the said sum of Two Hundred Dollars to be paid out on the order and approval of the County Judge, he directing the County Clerk to issue a warrant or warrants to cover the said amount.

 

ORDER APPROPRIATING $75.00 TO PURCHASE A PAIR OF TRAINED BLOOD HOUND DOGS FOR THE COUNTY.

            On this the 12th day of April, A. D. 1915, came on to be heard and considered the application of W. N. Morris, Deputy sheriff for an appropriation of the sum of seventy-five Dollars to be used in the purchase of a pair of well trained blood hound dogs for the County; and it appearing that said should be granted by the court.

            It is therefore ordered by the Court that the sum of Seventy-five Dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated out of the funds of the County for the purpose of purchasing a pair of well trained blood hound dogs for the County and said dogs to be kept at the County Jail, and it is further ordered that a warrant to be issued upon the order of the County Judge for said amount in payment of the purchase of said dogs.

 

ORDER ESTABLISHING NAME OF TWO PUBLIC ROADS.; July 20th, 1915

            This day came on to be heard and considered the matter of establishing and fixing the name of two public roads in Bowie County, Texas; and it appearing to the Court that the same ought to be granted.

            Upon motion of G. A. Richardson, County Commissioner of Precinct No. One and duly seconded by C. G. Dalby, County Commissioner of Precinct No. Four and all voting yes, that the public road running from the State Line to the Boulevard at Spring Lake Park be designated and known as the McCartney Boulevard in honor of W. A. McCartney; and that the road running from Spring Lake Park to the Summerhill Public road be designated and known as the Davis Boulevard in honor of D. L. Davis.

 

ORDER DECLARING RESULT OF PROHIBITION ELECTION

Thursday the 30th day of March, A. D. 1916.

            On this day the Commissioners’ Court of Bowie County, Texas, met in special session, at the Court House in said County, present and presiding Honorable Lee Tidwell, County Judge of Bowie County, Texas, and the following named Commissioners, G. A. Richardson, J. W. McAnulty and S. M. Braswell, for the purpose of opening the polls and counting the votes of an election held in and throughout Bowie County, Texas, in all of the various voting precincts of Bowie County, Texas, at the regular voting places in said voting precincts on the 18th day of March, A. D. 1916, in pursuance of the former orders of this Court, for the purpose of determining whether or not the sale of intoxicating liquors should be prohibited in Bowie County, Texas, and the Court having opened the polls and counted the votes cast thereat, found as the result of such count that at said election a total of 3475 votes were cast, of which 2302 votes were cast for Prohibition and 1173 votes were cast against Prohibition, making a majority of 1129 votes cast at said election for Prohibition.

            It is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that the result of said election was, that the majority of the votes cast thereat were for prohibition.  And it is further ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that the sale of intoxicating liquors be, and the same is, hereby absolutely prohibited in Bowie County, Texas, except for the purposes and under the regulations specified in Title 69 of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, until such time as the qualified voters of Bowie County, Texas, may, at a legal election held for such purposes, by a majority vote decide otherwise.

            It is further ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that this order shall take effect and be enforced from and after the publication of the same for the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

                                                            Lee Tidwell, County Judge, Bowie County

                                                            G. A. Richardson, Commissioner, Precinct No. One.

                                                            J. W. McAnulty, Commissioner, Precinct No. Two.

                                                            S. M. Braswell, Commissioner, Precinct No. Four

 

 

ORDER APPOINTING COUNTY HEALTH OFFICER.

            On this the 17th day of November A. D. 1916, came on to be heard and considered by Court the application of Dr. W. S. Tyson, to be appointed County Health Officer for Bowie County, Texas, for the next ensuing two years; and it appearing to the Court that the said applicant Dr. W. S. Tyson presents to the Court the best bid therefore, and for a motion was made by J. W. McAnulty, Commissioner, Precinct No. Two and duly seconded by O. D. Akin, Commissioner, Precinct No. One that the said Dr. W. S. Tyson be appointed County Health officer for the next ensuing two years, which motion was placed to a vote and all of the Commissioners present voting yes.

            It is therefore ordered and adjudged by the Court that the application of the said Dr. W. S. Tyson be and the same is hereby granted, and the said Dr. W. S. Tyson, be and he is hereby appointed County Health officer for Bowie County, Texas, for the next ensuing two years at and for the sum of Ten Dollars per month, or until the further orders of this Court, and it is so ordered by the Court.

 

APPLICATION FOR COUNTY HEALTH OFFICER.

            On this the 17th day of November, A. D. 1916, came on to be heard and considered by the Court the application of Dr. J. W. E. H. Beck to be appointed County Health Officer for Bowie County, Texas, and it was moved by J. E. Elliott, Commissioner Precinct No. Three that the said Dr. J. W. E. H. Beck be and appointed County Health officer, failing to receive a second to the said appointment, said motion was lost.

 

ORDER APPOINTING JANITOR FOR THE COUNTY COURT HOUSE AT BOSTON.

            On this the 17th day of November, A. D. 1916, came on to be head and considered before the Court the application of J. C. Ross to be appointed County Janitor for the County Court House at Boston; and it appearing to the court that said applicant presents to the Court the best bid therefore, being for the sum of Forty-Five Dollars per month during the winter months or as long as that it requires wood to be carried up in the Court Room for the use of making fires, and then after that at and for the sum of Thirty-Five Dollars per month.

            It is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that the said J. C. Ross be and he is hereby employed as janitor for the County Court House at Boston at and for the sum of Forty-five Dollars per month during the winter months or as long as that it requires fires to be made in the Court room or fires made in the upstair offices, and then after that date at and for the sum of Thirty-five Dollars per month for the ensuing two years, or until the further orders of this Court basing said employment upon the faithful performance of the said J. C. Ross rendering good and faithful work and keeping said building and offices in a clean and sanitary condition at all times.