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LOCAL COURTS.
Fourteenth District Court.

Hon. Kenneth Foree, Judge.

     Mary A. Austin vs. R. L. Austin, divorce; divorce granted.
     Minnie E. Large vs. Chas. E. Large, divorce; divorce granted.
     Lida Coulson vs. Lecomte Coulson, divorce; divorce granted.
     Lillian Allen vs. J. B. Allen, divorce; divorce granted.
     Carl Libbie vs. Bessie Libbie, divorce; divorce granted.
     M. L. Wade vs. J. M. Wade, divorce and injunction; dismissed by plaintiff.

NEW SUITS FILED.

     Sophia J. Melton vs. W. F. Melton, divorce, partition and injunction.
     Frank Rutherford vs. Myrtle Rutherford; divorce.
     Grace Ninch vs. Stayton Ninch, divorce.

Forty-Fourth District Court.
Hon. E. B. Muse, Judge.
NEW SUITS FILED.

     Mrs. M. Martin vs. E. A. Martin, divorce.

Sixty-Eighth District Court.
Hon. J. C. Roberts, Judge.

     Mamie Wallace vs. G. E. Wallace, divorce; divorce granted.

NEW SUITS FILED.

     Susie McCoy vs. J. W. McCoy, divorce.

- February 24, 1911, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 18, col. 4.
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Local Courts.
Fourteenth District Court.

Hon. Kenneth Foree, Judge.

     Mattie Dudley vs. George Dudley; divorce; divorce granted.
     Mrs. N. B. Flanders vs. A. S. Flanders; divorce, partition and injunction, dismissed at plaintiff's cost.

Forty-fourth District Court.
Hon. E. B. Muse, Judge.
New Suits Filed.

     Jennie Von Schuller vs. Harry Von Schuller; divorce.

Sixty-Eighth District Court.
Hon. J. C. Roberts, Judge.
New Suits Filed.

     Mrs. Fannye Burney vs. Frank Burney; divorce.

- March 5, 1911, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 32, col. 6.
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ARREST MAN ON
BIGAMY CHARGE

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Father of Dallas Bride Says He Has
Learned That New Son-in-Law
Was Already Married.

     L. Copeland, a white man, was arrested by Deputy Constable J. S. Cornwell and lodged in the county jail this monring on a charge of bigamy. The affidavit against the prisoner was made out by S. H. Morgan, who says that he is the father of Lou Alice Morgan, to whom Copeland was married a few days ago. Mr. Morgan says that he has just learned that Copeland was married to a Miss Alma Wilson in Van Zandt county in 1904. It seems that the pair lived together for about eleven months when the Van Zandt county woman brought a suit for divorce.
     Copeland waived his rights in the suit and claims that he thought that the divorce had been granted. Mr. Morgan says he has learned that the decree was not granted.
     The case will come up for a preliminary hearing before Justice of the Peace T. A. Work, within the next few days.

- March 7, 1911, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 16, col. 3.
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TICHENOR CASE
IS DISPOSED OF

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FIGHT OVER POSSESSION OF TWO
CHILDREN ENDS -- FATHER
AWARDED CHILDREN.

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BEGAN IN NEW JERSEY
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Legal Complications Arose When Wo-
man Brought Children to Dallas
and Then Married An-
other Man.

     When the case of William H. Tichenor versus Mrs. Harry M. Flournoy, formerly Mrs. Tichenor, involving the custody of two minor children, Howard, ten years of age, and Norman, aged eight years, was called for further consideration in the Sixty-Eighth district court yesterday morning, the court stated that he would not render his decision until 2 o'clock in the afternoon. When the matter came up in the afternoon, there was a change of front on the part of the contending parties. For instance, the attorneys for Mr. Tichenor appeared and filed a motion to set aside the judgment of the court rendered Saturday, wherein he was granted a new trial in the divorce proceedings, and further prayed that the court dismiss said motion, the effect of which would be, if sustained, to validate the decree of divorce rendered Mrs. Tichenor on September 6, last, and place same beyond any possible question hereafter.
     The attorneys for Mr. Tichenor also filed another paper, in which the only relief they asked for was a change of the custody of the children from the mother to the father. Judge Roberts took both propositions under advisement until 3:30 o'clock, when he promptly granted both applications of Mr. Tichenor, and dismissed the attack upon the divorce, and gave the custody of the two children to the father, under the exact terms of the decree rendered by the court of chancery in New Jersey, which permits the mother to visit them at all reasonable hours and times, which decree, can at any time on application of either party, be changed, for the best interests of the children.
     Thus, neither party can claim to have gained a legal victory. Harry M. Flournoy, husband of the former Mrs. Tichenor, is a permanent resident of Dallas, and comes from an excellent family at Richmond, Virginia. He has located permanently in Dallas and will shortly engage in business here. He says he likes the push and vim of this city, and that like many others coming from the Eastern states, was surprised to find such a hustling, progressive community as this. Mr. Flournoy predicts for Dallas a bright future. Since coming to Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. Flournoy have made quite a number of friends, who were deeply interested in the outcome of her fight for the possession of the children. They were disappointed when the New Jersey judgment was allowed to stand, but claim that the separation from the children will be but temporary.

- October 3, 1911, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 11, col. 2.
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LOCAL COURTS.
Fourteenth District Court.

Hon. Kenneth Foree, Judge.

     J. F. Palmer vs. Lula M. Palmer, divorce; divorce granted, custody of children awarded plaintiff.

Forty-Fourth District Court.
Hon. E. B. Muse, Judge.

NEW SUITS FILED.

Minnie Brown vs. Will Brown; divorce and injunction.
Mariah Houston vs. William Houston, divorce.

- October 4, 1911, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 3, col. 1.
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LOCAL COURTS.
Fourteenth District Court.

Hon. Kenneth Foree, Judge.

NEW SUIT FILED

     Mrs. Arazona Dotson vs. W. E. Dotson, divorce, partition and injunction.

Forty-Fourth District Court.
Hon. E. B. Muse, Judge.

     Jessie McLewis vs. Richard McLewis, divorce; case dismissed.
     Virginia Hughes vs. Simon Hughes, divorce; case dismissed.
     Annie Sterling vs. Geo. J. Sterling, divorce; case dismissed.
     Annie Miffleton vs. W. E. Miffleton, divorce; case dismissed.
     Annie S. Scott vs. T. W. Scott, divorce; divorce granted.
     Allen Moore vs. Mary Moore, divorce; dismissed for failure to prosecute.
     Lula Shelby vs. Henry Shelby, divorce; divorce granted.
     F. R. Hoover vs. Julia Hoover, divorce; divorce granted.

     The following cases were dismissed for want of prosecution: Leon White vs. Mildred White, divorce; Jennie Schiller vs. Henry Schiller, divorce; Inez Miller vs. A. D. Miller, divorce; M. Pierson vs. Fannie Pierson, divorce; Mattie Grace vs. Will Grace, divorce; Lula Cathcart vs. Joe Cathcart, divorce; J. J. Hall vs. Amanda Hall, divorce.

- October 5, 1911, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 3, col. 2-3.
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LOCAL COURTS.
Forty-Fourth District Court.

Hon. E. B. Muse, Judge.

     Angela Nicolas vs. Alfred Nicolas, divorce; divorce granted.
     Nativedad Aguirre vs. Romulo[?] Aguirre, divorce; divorce granted.
     Lillian G. Stanberry vs. Sam G. Stanberry, divorce; dismissed by plaintiff.

     The following cases were dismissed for want of prosecution:
     Jessie M. Lewis vs. Richard M. Lewis, divorce; Virginia Hughes vs. Simon Hughes, divorce;...Annie Miffleton vs. W. E. Miffleton, divorce; Annie Sterling vs. George L.[?] Sterling, divorce.

NEW SUITS FILED.

     Mariah Houston vs. William Houston, divorce.
     Mrs. A. B. Utay vs. E. H. Utay, divorce.

- October 6, 1911, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 20, col. 7.
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LOCAL COURTS.
Forty-Fourth District Court.

Hon. E. B. Muse, Judge.

     Sam Ferguson vs. Lizzie Ferguson, divorce; divorce granted.
     Ada Williams vs. Henry Williams, divorce; dismissed for want of prosecution.

NEW SUIT FILED.
Martha Wideman vs. Berry Wideman, divorce.

Sixty-Eighth District Court.
Hon. J. C. Roberts, Judge.

     Della Brigham vs. Floyd Brigham, divorce; divorce granted.
     W. Thomas Jenks vs. Maude H. Jenks, divorce; dismissed by plaintiff.
     Carrie Wells vs. C. C. Wells, divorce; divorce granted, plaintiff's maiden name, Carrie Ezell, is restored to her.

- October 7, 1911, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 2, col. 3.
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NEW ORGANIZATION
HAS BEEN FORMED

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Dallas Matrimonial Bureau Is Organ-
ized--Marriages to Be Per-
formed Free.

     The "Dallas Matrimonial Bureau" was organized this morning and has as its primary object, the establishment of a "clearing house for lonely souls." This new organization is to be governed and controlled by the same rules and regulations as those governing the Des Moines, Iowa, bureau. Porter Cochran has been elected president of the club and Sam Barnett has been made secretary. President Cochran announced this morning that the object sought would be to provide a "clearing house for lonely souls." This, he said, was the principal object of the organization.
     It is announced that women desiring husbands will be required to send Mr. Cochran their names, addresses, photographs and any other information that might be needed in making the "matches." Mr. Cochran will be found at the court house. He will have on file a classified waiting list to be known as the "waiters." This will be placed and arranged conveniently and has been divided into three distinct classes, known as "A," "B" and "C." All young ladies between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five year will be placed in class A. All those between the ages of twenty-five and thirty-five will be entered in class B, while all those over thirty-five years of age will comprise class C.
     Mr. Cochran, as president of the new organization, announces that arrangements will be made with Justice of the Peace T. A. Work, Justice of the Peace Q. D. Corley and County Judge John L. Young for the performance of the ceremonies free of charge.

- October 7, 1911, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 12, col. 3.
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LOCAL COURTS
Fourteenth District Court.

Hon. Kenneth Foree, Judge.
NEW SUITS FILED.

     J. P. Smith vs. Adlaide Smith, divorce.
     Ruth Herrin vs. Zeak Herrin, divorce.
     Lola Henderson vs. Lon Henderson, divorce.

Forty-Fourth District Court.
Hon. E. B. Muse, Judge.
NEW SUITS FILED.

     Anna Gober vs. Richard Gober, divorce.
     Henry Lightfoot vs. Melissa Lightfoot, divorce.
     Edna Biggs King vs. Luther King, divorce.

Sixty-Eighth District Court.
NEW SUITS FILED.

     Katie Ryan vs. Ellis C. Ryan, divorce and injunction.
     Ruth Houston vs. Albert Houston, divorce.

- October 8, 1911, Dallas Daily Times Herald, Sec, II, p. 13, col. 6-7.
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LOCAL COURTS.
Forty-Fourth District Court.

Hon. E. B. Muse, Judge.

Margaret Root vs. Frank Root, divorce; on trial.

NEW SUIT FILED.
Edith Spears vs. Leslie Spears, divorce.

Sixty-Eighth District Court.
Hon. J. C. Roberts, Judge.

NEW SUIT FILED.
Hattie Foster vs. John Foster, divorce.

- October 20, 1911, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 7, col. 2.
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LOCAL COURTS.
Forty-Fourth District Court.

Hon. E. B. Muse, Judge.

Margaret Root vs. Frank P. Root, divorce and injunction; on trial.

NEW SUIT FILED.
Louis Donda vs. Dominica Donda, divorce.

Sixty-Eighth District Court.
Hon. J. C. Roberts, Judge.

H. H. Gray vs. Gertrude Gray, divorce; divorce granted.

- October 21, 1911, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 7, col. 3.
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LOCAL COURTS.
Forty-Fourth District Court.

     Pinkey Webb vs. Tom Webb, divorce. Divorce granted on grounds of abandonment.
     Amelia O'Neal vs. Henry O'Neal, divorce. Divorce granted on grounds of three years' continuous abandonment.
     Eugene Lynch vs. Annie Lynch, divorce. Divorce granted.

NEW SUIT FILED.

Rosa Richardson vs. Lewis Richardson, divorce.

- November 5, 1911, Dallas Daily Times Herald, Sec. II, p. 7, col. 4-5.
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MARRIAGE LICENSES.

Artie L. Stanfield and Linnie Jordan.
Robt. L. Pike and Clara Schneider.
J. L. Jones and Mela O'Neal.
Jordan Donison and Pinkey Webb.
Will Warner and Grace Ray.
Lidford Patrick and Gertrude Ground.
H. H. Craig and Beatrice Craig. [as given]
Jim Thompson and Emma Anderson.

- November 5, 1911, Dallas Daily Times Herald, Sec. II, p. 7, col. 5.
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LOCAL COURTS
Fourteenth District Court.

Hon. Kenneth Foree, Judge.

NEW SUITS FILED.

Rosa Free vs. Walter B. Free, divorce and injunction.
Bertha Marshall vs. John Marshall, divorce.

Forty-Fourth District Court.

NEW SUITS FILED.

Annie Johnson vs. James Johnson, divorce.
Mrs. B. C. Streter vs. J. F. G. Streater, divorce.

- November 6, 1911, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 2, col. 2-4.
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