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Wills Point Chronicle (Newspaper) - August 26, 1909, Wills Point, Texas Mills t MURDER AND SUICIDE AT Justice of the Peace Hutcherson Kills His Wife and Then Turns Revolver on of the saddest if not the in the history of Canton took place at the Day hotel last night about a barber and justice of the peace of precinct took a revolver and shot hia wife through the head and in an instant placed the same deadly weapon to his own mouth and tearing a great hole through hia Hutcherson lived about an hour but son died Ed a daughter of the un fortunate was with her mother when the terrible tragedy occurred and before the court this morning stated that they got along reasonably well except at times when Hutcherson had spells caused principally by drink and various The immediate trouble came up when Hutcherson told her hus band that she could stand him no longer and was going to leave with sat together on the front of the hotel and talked of the separa tion and after a time Haynes and her mother started for Haynes Hutcherson followed them to the corner of the garden 30 yards from yard begging his wife to return and give him one more They all back to the Hutch erson witn his arms about his wifes They stepped upon the gallery and Haynea had entered the screen door to hall when pushed the door closed and placed his back against asked Haynes to phone to Deputy Sheriff Kellis to come to their phone for him but Haynes shoved on the getting her mother by the arm and about half way through the door when with hid arm about his wifes neck fired two very rapid shots and she fell in the The third shot was then fired at his own head and he fell backward upon the floor They were buried here both funeral ser vices being conducted by their of the Metho dist was a when she married and by Day she has a Ed and a T who live She is a daughter Spears of Grand Saline and has two brothers and one Her father and brother from Grand Saline and and wife of Terrell at tended the funeral here A Arthur re at Santa and of course could not reach here for DEATH OF of Wills Point Team In the game of baseball played at the school house grounds last Wednesday afternoon Wills Point defeated the score being 14 ta The butteries UB follows Tull and and Thia the second game the local team won the other be ing played the day is Borne talk of the Wills i boye going to Canton for a early d Well Known Bricklayer Victim Excessive Heat in William Connally was over come by heat in Dallas Thursday afternoon and died as he was be ing carried into an emergency He had been working in Dallas several months and Thursday was working on the cold storage warehouse of Ben i Ablon until about noon with a lot of other He had been ill Wednesday and did not not having fully recovered from being overheated on a job sev j eral weeks Thursday I about 3 oclock he was found J lying on the street near the I warehouse where he was work He was breathing j with a high He was put in the city but as he was being carried into the hos pital he ceased to breathe and could not be The body was brought to Wills Point at oclock Friday afternoon and carried to Rocky Point for which oc curred about 4 The re mains were accompanied to the grave from Dallas by the follow ing members of the Bricklayers Union of that place as pall bearers John Charles Clarence Car Gurley and Connally was one of the best known brick musons in this having helped erect some of the oldest brick build ings in this He was about 60 years old and is sur vived by three Vaughn and Nina Clark near Wills Point and Jim Lucas of He was a member of the Catholic church but the funeral was conducted exclusively by the Bricklayers The bereaved ones have the sympathy of their Death of Robert Terminating an illness of seve ral Robert son of Sewell and died Thursday August at 2 The remains were interred Friday morning at 11 oclock at Wesley Chapel ceme little Roberts Sunday school class acting as pall bear the services being conducted by pastor of the Methodist Roberts illness has baffled the skill of physicians and though every thing possible was done for his relief it was to no He was a manly boy and that the home should be ribbed of his presence is a grief to the family which only those who have been similarly afflicted can fully real The sympathy of a very large circle of friends goes out to and Sewell and other members of the family in their sad Wednesday the Hottest Last Wednesday was the hot test day ever experienced in Wills the temperature go ing to Since that day some cooler with nearly half an inch general rain Following ia the weeks weather Wednesday 115 i 1 j j WILLS AUGUST 1909 The Warehouse and Cotton Yard in Wills Point 34 GAMMON OUT ON record of the Charge Against Son Dismissed in Preliminary the preliminary trial of Gammon and Tom charged with attempt to murder the wife of the elder Justice Greer discharged the son and Gammon was placed under bond to await the action of the November grand Habeas corpus proceedings bej fore Judge Patterson this morn ing resulted in the bond of Gam mon being reduced to The court room waa packed to suffo cation during the preliminary trial yesterday bat very few were in attendance at j the habeas corpus hearing this Bond has been given by Some Interesting Figures on the Local Precipitation Which Show Light Rainfall this IHE COUNTY of Colfax begun a sing ing school at the Baptist church heie everyone in town being There were about 100 in attendance last One lesson ir given in the afternoon and one at The following families are pre paring to move from our little city G Dean and family will move to Denton where they can have advantage of the North Texas Dean has traded Van Zandt property for a beautiful home in Pitts and family go to the city by the where Oscar has bought a barber interest and will fol low his chosen the model clean ing and pressing with his family will probably go to Pala We regret to have these good families leave us but wish them well in their chosen Miss Irene Evans of Terrell is visiting in our Ollie McFarland of Edge wood is visiting her Tull Nancy Murphy of Athena is with Chancellor and fam ily Sheriff Gentry has gone to Ab ilene to carry Laprade to the epileptic The thief who stole team and other articles from Meeks at Grand Saline has been landed in jail and the stolen property The tax rate for state as as county has been set and the assessor is placing amount on collectors book at following rate On the 14th a g meeting of taxpayers was held at g the Commercial Club rooms to decide whether or not alleged un j just raises of property values by j i tax assessor and commission ers court for year of 1909 should be resisted in the By a unanimous vote it was de to have the matter in the A commit tee of consisting of Sam Ellis and Massey was ap arrange with attor finance committee Much has been said about tha weather for thia especially as relates to the Vol Observer Gibbard has furnished some interesting figures regarding the rainfall for this year ae compared with the rainfall for other These figures show that we have had lesa than half as much rain for the first six months of this year than we have had for the past two years and about onethird aa much as in The following figures show the rainfall in inches and fractions thereof seven months of this 1908 and 1907 1809 1908 1907 January 00 February March April May Jane July pointed to act as and secure names of those desir t0 State ad valors 23c Total per 65 23c OKI i inS to participate in the School apportionment is F Meeting adjourned to meet at same place Saturday A report of this meet i ing was inadvertently overlook ed last per pupil laat County re mains the 10 per pupil this On account of M MeConnell being engaged in i Kidd was here sev other work for the time set for eral days the past week in the meeting at Baptist church it is i interest of the North Texas Uni McConnell feels j versity School at He sure that he can time Beautiful mahogany furniture is being placed in First State bank Terry was able to drive down town a while this We trust he will soon be able to be out every Marriage Jordan to Miss Ruby John to Miss Minnie Tucker to Miss Nora Three dont publish visit us some placed a large advertisement of that excellent college in thia pa in Memory of Mrs extended to those in To the two children thus bereft The terriple tragedy I me iwu the Mrs Mary A Monday night has enveloped of their aged father j practically the entire county in j and the brothers and CHRONICLE welcomes In the twinkling of an j bowed bown and wills per and those desiring to attend a good school should turn to page 3 and read it Kidd is vice president of the North Texas University Training School and also has the position of He has many friends among the school patrons in this county and the school should secure many pu pils from this Castleberry and family last week moved here from Martina Mill and occupy Wright resi on James The them to eye two lives were snuffed j a multitude of friends ex the for his j tend sincerest arime with hia own Q Eula Spears the helpless victim of the Deepening Lake was one of the best women it has ever been our pleasure to This writer has known Work was begun Monday by the Texas and Pacific railway digging deeper Lake her for 20 years and we wish Gilchrist has the contract and we might command language fifteen teams are at Count ing 32 cubic yards of dirt to the team each day it will be seen that much dirt will be We are not as to the extent that would pay a just tribute to her life of devotion to her loved ones and her charity and tender sympathy for those about Since the death of her mother she has resided in the family to Conductor Lit Fowler and wife August a The young starts life at ten pounds and his father says he clearly under stands him to call out all aboard Death of Two Two of the infant children of that it will be rushed forward and Fruitvale died Whitten at last one dying Thursday and the other They were buried in ai single grave at day The death oft one i of children born to hitten weeks j ago now The remaining child is not doing Adolph Keller hao returned from the Eastern Keller is visiting in 1 and will remain about a month yeti Adolph reports a pleasant home taking the place as nearly until stopped by two infants leaves but as possible of the and doesn t wait too to of tne trio i the mainstay and comfort of the CHRONICLE is pleased to note aged She WHS well known improvement while it in the having conducted bp service to the a hotel for yeara and the it will also he a decided concourse of friends not only advantage to the from town but from the country who attended the funeral and mingled their with the sor way a beautiful tri bute to the esteem in which she was hold by all who knew She was a loyal member of the Methodist church and a true exemplifying in her life the love of the the hand of charity being ever Total The total for these months in 1905 was 34 In so far as this years tation it must oe taken into that the rains this year have practically all been of a local For January no rain in Wills Point but there might have been showers in other sections of the June this year shows Thia may be more than other sections of the county had or Up to date thia month we have had inches while in we had inches in in and ia Here are some figures for the use of any who may want to make forecast on the future weather in in 5 On October the est rainfall for one day since the establishment of this station was the precipitation for the 24 hours being Child Killed in Re turning home from a revival meeting at sixteen miles east of laat the taam of driven by Oscar Bates ran away causing the almost in stant death of his infant child and painful injuries to hia wife and the other occupant of the Born to and Tom near a Patterson of Wax closed a successful re vival at the Wallace Presbyterian Friday There were seven professions of faith and seven accessions to the Strickland and nf Mill were Little Miss Inez ter of Luther Monroe and entertained Monday afternoon in honor of her spent games and were and many remembrances of the occasion were leit by her little of fourth anniversary The evening was in playing interesting Refreshments of Hoods Monument Tag HO celebrate the iiim n the battle nf gle Texas fought so fiercely ami hastening into the valley of I day hue beon set apart all over our state asj Hoods Texas Brigade Monu ment Tag The Wills Point local chapter will each bringing a of h goods for They community well sufficient t of that eeo ti in ho Cotton thoir on present take about five acres to make a bale on an average in the Martins Mill coun but the county ae a whole will in their opinion average much less to the
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