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(NOTE: Only those marriages involving a spouse of non-Dallas
County origin, or marriages occurring outside of Dallas County,
but involving a Dallas resident, are included.)

COURT PROCEEDINGS.

    Divorces were granted in the district court to-day as follows: Wesly Jackson vs. Katie Jackson on the grounds of adultery; Lucy Flint vs. Phil Flint, the verdict bearing out the statement in plaintiff's petition, that her husband abandoned her and fled the country with another woman on the 1st day of July, 1880.

- January 5, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 2.
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Court News.

      The county court disposed of minor offenses to-day, as follows:...Eliza Linscum, adultery, not guilty; Allen Hawthorn, adultery, not guilty.

- January 10, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 4.
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Court Notes.

    F. J. Agnew filed divorce proceedings against L. J. Agnew based on grounds of cruel treatment.

- January 17, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 3.
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Court Notes.

    Carrie J. Connelly has filed her petition in district court for divorce from J. H. Connelly, reciting that they were married in May, 1880, and lived together until April, 1885, when defendant without cause abandoned her.

- January 19, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 2.
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CITY NEWS.

    A letter was received in this city this morning, written from Rochester, N.Y., inquiring whether Chas. Vars and Elizabeth were married in Dallas twelve or thirteen years ago. Any one possessing knowledge on this point will confer a favor by writing to Annie Topham at Rochester.

- January 29, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 2.
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DISTRICT COURT ITEMS.
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A Field Day For Damage and Di-
vorce Suits.

     Martha A. Jones asks for a divorce from Julius L. Jones on the alleged grounds of cruel treatment followed by abandonment. The petition recites that they were married in the state of Michigan in 1876. The plaintiff's maiden name was Martha A. Alger and she lived with her husband until September 1887, when he abandoned her. Jones was her second husband, and by her first husband, whose name was Thomas, they had a daughter, a young lady now grown. Among other outrages, plaintiff alleges that her husband made improper advances towards her daughter and his step-daughter, which were prosecuted with such annoyance that the daughter was forced to depart to her former home in Michigan.
     E. A. Hill sues for a divorce from I. C. Hill. The petition recites that when they were married in 1874, she was the mother of eight children by a former marriage, and at the time of her second marriage, was possessed with considerable real estate and personal property. Plaintiff and defendant lived together until the 1st of November, 1888, the issue of their marriage being three children, all boys. The petition recites that about three years preceding the 1st of November, 1888, defendant became a confirmed drunkard, squandering all their property through his craving appetite for strong drink; that he became morose and began a course of cruel treatment towards plaintiff and her children, and finally abandoned her without cause or complaint during a spell of sickness, in which the plaintiff was not expected to live.

- January 30, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 3.
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Court Notes.

    Emma Robinson filed a petition for divorce from Jesse B. Robinson; married in February 1887, at Albany, Tex...she bases her plea on outrageous conduct and cruel treatment on the part of defendant.

- February 2, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 5.
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CITY NEWS.

     Maj. John Henry Brown, last evening, married Mr. Herman Bublka and Miss Winda Schaeffer at the residence of Mr. Harry Walter, on Alamo street.

- February 5, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 2.
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District Court Notes.

    Elizabeth K. Kendrick asks for a divorce from J. S. Kendrick on the grounds of abandonment and cruel treatment. The petition states that they were married in 1885 and separated in 1888.

- February 5, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 1.
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FOILED THE OLD FOLKS.
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A Run-a-Way Couple Escapes From
Vigilant Parents.

     Quite a scene was enacted at the union depot last evening, the principals to which were colored people. Parson Nelson Cole and his good old wife trained up their daughter, Mariah, they thought, "in the way she should ought to go," but the young girl became enamored of a colored dude by the name of Wm. Gregg, and their infatuation for each other led her to depart from the paths of obedience she had learned in her early training. They wanted to marry, but the good parson looked upon Gregg as a "worfless fop," and drawing the cords of parental care around his daughter, forbid Gregg's presence on his premises, or in company which his daughter. But, the couple watched their opportunity, and yesterday, the daughter stole away from home and joined Gregg just in time to catch the east-bound train. Nelson and his wife reached the platform just as the train was pulling out, and learning that the couple were aboard, appealed to officers Hogan and Mullen to have the train stopped so they could recover the disobedient daughter. Their case was hopeless, and the parson forgetful of his dignity, gave vent to a flow of angry expressions in which he vowed vengeance upon his soon-to-be son-in-law.

- February 7, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 6
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COURT PROCEEDINGS.

     Hannah Cox has filed divorced proceedings against Frank Cox, reciting their marriage in Hill county in 1865, and the separation January 1st, 1889, the outgrowth of continued cruel treatment on the part of the defendant towards the plaintiff.

- February 7, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 1
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COURT NOTES.

     ...the jail docket has been arranged as follows: ... W. D. Cameron, bigamy, Feb. 11...
     A decree of alimony, as petitioned, was granted in the divorce proceedings of Eliza J. Kendrick vs. J. S. Kendrick. The sum allowed was $25 monthly.
     Mary A. Barrow petitions for a divorce from Wm. T. Barrow on the allegation of abandonment.
     In county court, a woman with five children---all boys--applied for admission for them into the county poor house. She stated that her husband abandoned her about 3 months ago without means of support, leaving the large and dependent family on her hands. Four of the boys were ordered to be sent to the farm, the woman retaining the youngest, which is only two weeks old, and she will endeavor with her lightened burden to fight the battle of life out to its end.

- February 8, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 5
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THE WAGES OF SIN.
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Suicide of a Woman Well
Known in Dallas.

     The Fort Worth Gazette of Wednesday's date contained a special from Laredo, giving details of the suicide in the last-named place of Mrs. Mattie Tracy, who had some acquaintance in Dallas, where she formerly lived. She was the wife of J. W. Tracy, a carpenter, formerly of Marshall and Tyler:
     The family, consisting of man and wife, had been but two months in Laredo, and were living in a house occupied by several families as a tenement house. To all outside appearances, they were living happily together, but it was known that there was trouble between the couple, it is supposed on account of the fondness of the husband, for liquor and his abuse of his wife while under the influence of liquor. In fact, the wife, the day before, is said to have committed the rash act told a lady living in the house that she could not live in that manner and intended to kill herself. After the fatal shot was fired, Tracy, who was the only occupant of the room at the time of the shooting, ran out of the house and called his neighbors, crying that his wife had shot herself. The neighbors crowded the room and found Mrs. Tracey seated in an armchair by a table, gasping for breath, with a ghastly wound over her heart. A doctor was sent for, but the victim was dead long before he arrived. Tracey said his wife had been writing at the table, and then, with the parting words, "Good bye, Jack," shot herself before he could do anything to prevent it. He had been lying on a pallet on the floor some ten feet away. He was under the influence of liquor at the time the deed was done. A rigid search was made for the letter which the dead woman was writing, but it could not be found at the time. Afterwards, it is alleged to have been picked up in the room on the floor. Witnesses are willing to testify that it was not there immediately after the killing. The letter found bade her husband good bye. She says she will meet him in heaven or hell; says she had tried to be a good wife to him, but that he had broken her heart and calls on God to have mercy on her soul. Suspicions are expressed that all is not right in connection with the matter, and a grave mystery is hinted at, in which a prominent woman is thought to have had connections.

THE TRACY FAMILY IN DALLAS.

      During their residence in Dallas, which was some time last summer, Tracy, the husband of the woman who took her own life, was not unknown to the police. He was a dissipated, improvident fellow, and his home life was none of the most felicitous. It is related of him that during a Sunday debauch at home one day last June, while a clock on the mantle was striking, he seized a pistol or rifle and discharged its contents into the dial plate of the offending time piece, and for this disturbance of the piece and good order of the neighborhood, he was locked up in the calaboose. His wife, at one time, was employed as a saleswoman in a leading dry good house here, but, failing to give satisfaction, was dismissed. They subsequently went to Fort Worth, and thence probably to Laredo, when the tragedy a few days ago recalled the circumstances of their residence in this place.

LIVING IN ADULTERY.

     The woman's maiden name was Eggleton. She married a barber by the name of Goldwire and they separated in Fort Worth. She was the mother of two children, and after taking up with Tracey, made an attempt once in this city to kill him. The Laredo coroner, after spending two days in holding the inquest, returned the following verdict:
     After hearing all the evidence that could be adduced, I find that Mrs. Goldwire, alias Mrs. Tracy, of Sherman, Texas, came to her death by a pistol shot wound in the heart, fired by her own hands, and that J. W. Tracy, her alleged husband, had been living with her in adultery for the past twelve months, and is morally responsible for her death.

- February 8, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 2, col. 1
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Court Notes.

     Mrs. Carrie Embree asks for a divorce from Berryman A. Embree on the allegation of abandonment.

- February 11, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 4.
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CITY NEWS.

     Mr. Frank P. Lyon of this city weds Miss Ellen D. Farriss at Huntsville, Ala., to-day.

- February 12, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 2, col. 1.
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CITY NEWS.

     The county clerk is in receipt of a communication dated at Wildcat, Texas, which forbids the issuance of mariage license, with or without the writer's consent, to Robert Boner and Hannah Pressly.

- February 14, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 2.
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COURT NEWS.

     Allie Boyd began proceedings for a divorce from Sam Boyd. The parties are colored and were married in Gregg county. At the January term of the district court of Gregg county, Samuel was convicted of a felony and sent to the penitentiary, which forms the basis of action.
     Mrs. F. Donaldson petitions for a divorce from T. S. Donaldson, alleging that they were married in Wise county in April 1885. In the following October, the defendant abandoned plaintiff, and she has not since heard of him.
     Mrs. Eliza Logan, who was married in Sept. 1883 to B. Y. Logan, represents that after their marriage, the defendant used to beat and curse her and finally wound up by leaving her.

- February 14, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 5.
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CITY NEWS.

     Married, at the corner of Commerce and Hawkins streets, last night, by Justice John Henry Brown, Mr. Frederick Falkner to Miss Katie Codogan.

- February 15, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 2.
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Citation.
THE STATE OF TEXAS.

      To the Sheriff or any Constable of Dallas County--Greeting:
You are hereby commanded that by making publication of this citation in some newspaper, published in the county of Dallas, for four consecutive weeks, previous to the return day thereof, you summon Addison Turner, whose residence is unknown, to be and appear before the District court, to be holden in and for the county of Dallas at the court house thereof, in the city of Dallas, on the second Monday in March next, then and there to answer to the petition of Mary E. Turner, filed in said court on the 15th day of February, 1889, against the said Addison Turner and alleging, in substance, as follows, to-wit:
Plaintiff alleges that she and defendant were married in West Point, Georgia, on January 10, 1869, that on September 2, 1884, said defendant abandoned plaintiff without any cause and has remained away from her; plaintiff prays the custody of the following children, the issue of said marriage, to-wit: Eula J. Turner, age 17, A. N. Turner, age 15, Staton Turner, age 14, Berta Turner, age 11, Mary H. Turner, age 9, Lena A. Turner, age 7, Mineola Turner, age 5, and for divorce, etc.
Herein fail not, but have you then and there before said court this writ, with your return thereon, showing how you have executed the same.
     Witness, J. H. Stewart, clerk of the District court of Dallas county, Texas.
     Given under my hand and seal of said court at office in the city of Dallas, this, the 15 day of February, A. D., 1889.
     J. H. S
TEWART, Clerk
District Court, Dallas County.
By W. A. H
UDSON, Deputy.

- February 18, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 2, col. 3.
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[No Heading]

     A marriage license was issued to-day to J. T. Hampton of New Orleans and Mrs. Jennie C. Connelly of Dallas county.

- February 20, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 5.
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COURT PROCEEDINGS.
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The Cahn Case in Hands of the
Jury--Witt-Hunnicut Case Post-
poned--New Suits Filed.

     Suits have been filed in the district court as follows:
     John A. Asteen asks for a divorce from Alice Asteen. They were married in Denton county in July, 1881, and separated on the 18th inst. The plaintiff alleges that the cruel treatment and outrageous conduct of the defendant is such as to render their living together insupportable. One child, a 6-year-old boy, was the issue of the marriage, and the plaintiff asks that he may have custody of it.

- February 20, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 5.
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COURT PROCEEDINGS.
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A BIGAMIST SENT UP FOUR YEARS.
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His Punishment Richly Deserved
--Charge of the Court in the Cahn
Case--Gilbert Surrenders--Suits
Filed.

TOO OFTEN MARRIED.

     The most interesting trial to-day and one that drew as many spectators to the court house as the Cahn trial, was that of Walter D. Cameron, who, beyond any doubt, has living wives. Both wives were in the court room. Cameron, alias Campbell, does not appear over 34 years old. He is a chuffy, well made man and his bearing and features combine to make him, as he is inclined, a moderately successful "masher."
     The state proved by the Parker county records that Walter D. Cameron and Miss M. O. Williams were married in Parker county in May, 1877. The Parker county lady is wife No. 1. It was shown further by the brother of Mrs. Cameron No. 1, that the defendant, after leaving her, took up his abode at a house of questionable resort in Fort Worth. He dodged around promiscuously and then came to Dallas, where Rev. A. P. Smith, Presbyterian pastor, testified he married the defendant under the name of W. D. Campbell, and Miss Dosiell Muller on the 2nd day of August, 1888. The knot was tied at the pastor's residence and he identified Mrs. Cameron No. 2 as the alleged Miss Muller. The records of Dallas county corroborated the witness' testimony.
     The defense introduced Mrs. Cameron No. 2, who is young and real pretty. She spoke out in a clear and distinct tone of voice and said she had never been married to Walter D. Campbell; that her name was Mrs. Dora Cameron, and that she was married to the defendant by Rev. A. P. Smith on the 2d day of August, 1888. She married defendant as Walter D. Cameron and knew him by no other name. Her maiden name was Dora Miller, and she knew nothing about Dosiell Muller. If the minister called her Dosiell Muller, and the defendant, W. D. Campbell, she failed to notice it; in fact, she did not remember by what names he did address them. She didn't know defendant had ever been married before; he told her nothing about it.
     The defense introduced other testimony in an attempt to show that it was generally understood that he had been married, that his wife was dead, and that it was under this false impression he was laboring when he married the second time.
     Within half an hour after the case went to the jury, they returned a verdict convicting the defendant and sentencing him to four years confinement at hard labor. The verdict was well received by the spectators, and Cameron got off light, everybody seemed to think.

- February 21, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 4; p. 5, col. 1.
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COURT PROCEEDINGS.
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A Revengeful Lover On Trial For
Shooting a Bride.

     Albert Wilson has been on trial in district court to-day, charged with shooting Mrs. Ella Tomlin, nee Miss Ella Franklin.
     The facts in this case are that Tomlin and Miss Franklin were married on the night of December 17, 1888. Following out the custom of the country, the event was celebrated with the usual charivari, in which the young people of the community participated. About 11 o'clock, after all had retired on the night of the wedding, a party entered the bridal chamber and yanked the bride out of bed. The screams of the lady brought to her rescue, friends from the adjoining rooms, and they aided in the ejectment of the defendant, Wilson, who, it is alleged, was the intruder. A few moments after Wilson left the premises, a shot was fired from the outside. The ball passed through a window light and struck the bride in the left side, creating a painful, though not dangerous, wound.
     Wilson was a suitor for the lady's hand, and when he learned of the success of Tomlin, he told the young lady that she must not marry Tomlin and attempted to frighten her by threats to kill her in case she married Tomlin. This fact, coupled with the fact of Wilson forcing his way into the bridal chamber, led to his arrest on the charge of doing the shooting.
     The case went to the jury at 3 o'clock this afternoon.

- February 22, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 3.
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COURT PROCEEDINGS

WANTS A DIVORCE.

     Jane Bates wants a divorce from John Bates. The couple were married on the 17th of November, 1874, in the state of Arkansas and lived together as man and wife until the month of February, 1888. The petition alleges that on the 15th of said February, the defendant committed adultery, whereupon the plaintiff immediately separated from him.

- February 23, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 1.
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COURT PROCEEDINGS.
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Prisoners Sentenced and New
Suits Filed and Docketed.

     After disposing of several applications for new trials, Judge Burke sentenced prisoners to-day as follows:
     W. D. Cameron, bigamy, four years; ...

- March 2, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 3.
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DISTRICT COURT PROCEEDINGS.

     Hannah M. Oliver wants a divorce from Wm. R. Oliver. They were married in Joe Davis county, Ill., on the 3d day of October, 1877. Abandonment forms the basis of action. The petitioner asks for the custody of their children, of whom there are two.

- March 4, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 3.
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DISTRICT COURT PROCEEDINGS.

Suits were filed to-day as follows:

     James M. Hayden vs. Mattie Hayden. The parties were married May 2, 1888, and the alleged act of adultery on the part of defendant forms basis of the suit for divorce.

- March 5, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 2.
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COURT PROCEEDINGS.

     Petititons for divorce were filed in district court to-day as follows: Julia Ann Harris vs. Henry R. Harris. The parties were married in Harrisonville, Mo., on the 3d day of January, 1866. They separated on the 28th day of last September, which was brought about by the excessive cruel treatment the petitioner alleges she received at the defendant's hands, whom she states was an habitual drunkard.
     Albert H. Goff vs. Josie M. Goff. They married in St. Louis, Mo., in 1883, and lived together until July 3, 1886. The allegations forming basis of action are excessive cruel treatment and scandalous conduct on the part of defendant.

- March 12, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 3.
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Court Proceedings.

     Mary A. Davis asks for a divorce from W. B. Davis, on the alleged grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment.
     Henry Lowery vs. Eliza Lowery, suit for divorce based on the allegation of adultery.

- March 16, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 4.
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Court Proceedings.

    Sarah E. Davis asks for a divorce from W. L. Davis, setting forth their marriage in Harris county in 1878 and their separation through abandonment on the part of the defendant in 1887. The petition further recites adultery and cruel treatment as basis for action. One 9-year-old boy was the issue of the marriage, for whose custody the plaintiff prays.

- March 21, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 5.
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 CITY NEWS.

     A. B. Neal and Leila Minchen were married Saturday evening by Justice Braswell at his office. The bride is from Atlanta in Cass county.

- March 27, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 2.
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COURT PROCEEDINGS

     Wm. Reese, charged with wife beating, was the first prisoner in Dallas county to testify in his own behalf, which is allowed under the new law, but it proved an utter failure in his case, and he was fined $25 and costs.
     Mrs. Neva A. Holly, yesterday afternoon, began divorced proceedings against David E. Holly. The petition states that they were married in this city June 11th last and lived together until the 27th of that month. Defendant represented himself to be the heir of a noble family and a rich estate, but he had burned out a drunken, worthless husband. The petitioner asks for the restoration of her maiden name, Neva A. Harris.

- July 9, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 3.
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Married.

    Yesterday afternoon in his office, by Justice John Henry Brown, Doni Santiago Cruez to LaSenontia Julie Cartillia.

- July 10, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 4.
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ABOUT THE CITY.

     Dr. Hiske Florence and Miss Isabella Katie Best, daughter of Mr. W. E. Best, were married yesterday afternoon by Rev. R. T. Hanks at the residence of the bride's parents, No. 75 McKinney avenue. The contracting parties left at once for their new home in Trent.

- July 16, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 1.
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INTERESTING DIVORCE SUIT.
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An Injunction Granted in the Suit--
Litigation.

     The divorce suit instituted by Mrs. Lena Sackett through her attorneys, Messrs. Strange and Halloway, against Moses Sackett in the district court, has attracted much attention. It appears that more than three years ago, Moses Sackett deserted his wife, Lena Sackett, and returned to Chicago; that since that time, Mrs. Sackett, by peddling accumulated sufficient money to open a small store in East Dallas. The venture prospered, and she was doing a large business until July 5th, the defendant, Moses Sacket, having returned to Dallas, brought suit by sequestration for all the property belonging to Mrs. Sacket, including the household goods, and closed her store. She at once instituted suit for divorce and prayed for temporary injunction against the defendant from interfering with the plaintiff, her property or children, and for an order providing for the plaintiff's maintenance during the pending of the suits.
     The court consumed several days hearing testimony and argument of counsel, and to-day granted an injunction against the defendant, Moses Sackett, as prayed for by his wife and permitted her to open the store and conduct the business for the support of herself and children.
     The case involved many anomalous questions of law, and, as remarked by the court, involved many features which have not heretofore been decided in Texas.
     The parties to the above litigation are Hebrews, which is a fact within itself out of the usual order of things.

- July 23, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 2.
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CITY COURT PROCEEDINGS
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Whipped His Wife.

     In city court this morning, proceedings were had as follows:
P. Valenti, a Frenchman, charged with aggravated assault and battery on his wife, transferred.

- July 24, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 1.
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[No Heading]

     ... marriage of C. A. Kidwell and Miss Mary Burton, of Dallas county...went to Indian Territory to marry ...

- August 2, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 3.
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COURT PROCEEDINGS.

     The following suits were entered to-day in district court:
     Cora E. Gamble against W. R. Gamble. The plaintiff alleges simple abandonment for a period of three years and asks that her maiden name, Cora E. Hunderhill, be restored.

- August 6, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 1.
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Divorce Suit.

    Abe Kirby against Jane Kirby, suit for divorce. The petition recites that they married in Tyler in 1866.  Adultery on the part of defendant alleged to have been committed in 1887, is the allegation under which legal separation is sought. They have community property situated in Dallas, which comprises some real estate, partition of which is asked for.

- August 8, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 2.
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Divorce Suits.

    Divorce proceedings were entered in district court to-day by the following named parties: Frida Satles against Jacob Satles. Plaintiff states that they were married in Silver City, New Mexico, in 1885, and lived together till 1888, defendant abandoned her after administering to her a long course of cruel and inhuman treatment which renders their living together insupportable.
    Susan Robinson against Henry Robinson. This action is based on the same line of allegations, except in this instance, the defendant is charged with cruelly beating his wife.

- August 10, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 2.
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IN AND ABOUT DALLAS.
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NEWS OF INTEREST GATHERED FROM
ALL SOURCES.

    Miss Minnie Sokolosky of this city and Mr. Nathan Rosenburg of Fort Worth will wed on the 1st of September.

- August 14, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 3.
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BIG LAND SUIT.
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ANOTHER CLAIMANT TO VALUABLE
SUBURBAN PROPERTY.

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Embracing that Section Popularly
Known as Oak Lawn--Disclosures
in a Divorce Petition.

Suits were filed in district court today as follows:

    Mary A. Dare against Alfred Dare, a well known restauranter, suit for divorce. The petition recites that they were married in Kaufman county on April 20, 1880, and lived together until July 5, 1889, when defendant abandoned her with the declared intention of never living with her again. She alleges that on or about the 20th day of March, 1883, defendant knocked her down and threatened to kill her. She avers that defendant had at the time of his marriage with her, a living wife from whom he had never been divorced, and plaintiff believes that defendant's first wife is now living in the state of New Jersey.

- August 15, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 1.
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NEWS OF INTEREST GATHERED FROM
ALL SOURCES.

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The News in Brief--Points About
People and About Events in Which
They Take Part.

    Marriage license was issued to Nicholas Schneider and Bridget Murphy. The nationalities represented in the combination are German and Irish.

- August 17, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 2.
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ELOPED AND MARRIED.
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The Escapade of Charley Page and
Miss Hanson.

    Until recently Charley Page and Miss Hanson were employes in Leachman's Laundry in this city, Page in the capacity of engineer. A few days ago, they mysteriously disappeared from the city and the theory is that they have eloped. Page has a deserted wife and two children in this city. He is a man of about thirty-five years old. He went to Waco prior to his elopement and sold some property in that city, the proceeds of which sale, he carried with him. Miss Hanson is a young woman of about twenty years of age.

- August 19, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 2.
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COURT PROCEEDINGS.
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Suits were filed as follows:

    Nannie E. Fisher against John C. Fisher, for divorce. The petition states that they were married in Dallas county in February, 1886, and separated in August of that year.

- August 22, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 2.
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Court Proceedings.

Suits were entered in district court to-day as follows:

    Hardy Earvy against Jennie A. Earvy, for divorce. The petition sets forth their marriage in Murry county, Tenn., in March, 1881, and their separation in December 1885, by the abandonment of plaintiff by defendant.

- August 23, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 2.
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Court Proceedings.

    Rachel Fichel [Fischel] sequestrated property from Jacob Fichel [Fischel] to the amount of $300. She also entered suit for divorce from Jacob.

- August 26, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 2.
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Court Proceedings.
Suits were entered in district court as follows, today:

    James Brooks against Lula Brooks, who lives on Camp street. This is a suit for divorce based on allegation of adultery.

- August 27, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 4.
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About the City.

    Sarah Fitzgerald filed suit in district court to-day against Carey W. Fitzgerald. In her petition, she recites their marriage in Nelson county, N. C., in 1866, and their subsequent separation for the alleged reason of her husband's brutal treatment of her. She asks for custody of their three children.

- August 28, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 1.
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COURT PROCEEDINGS.
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Divorce Cases are Beginning to
Loom up on the Docket.

Suits were filed as follows to-day in district court:

    Ella Rasch against George Rasch, suit for divorce. They were married in Harris county in 1882, and lived together in their marriage relation until January 1, 1888, when, the petition recites, by force of cruel treatment from the defendant, the plaintiff was compelled to leave him. She charges him with being a man of violent passions and an habitual drunkard, often cruelly assaulting her.
    Margaret E. Hawkins against James B. Hawkins, for divorce. This couple were married in Batesville, Ark., in 1872, and lived together until June 1886. The petition alleges that within about five years after their marriage, defendant commenced a life of crime, selling liquor without license, making counterfeit coin, and for years, was a flying fugitive from justice, leaving petitioner poor and penniless and suffering for the common necessaries of life. It is further stated that on the 4th day of November, 1886, defendant was convicted in the United States district court in the eastern district of Arkansas of making counterfeit money and was fined $1,000 and sent up for one year and one month.
    Viola Holland wants a divorce from Chas. Holland, whom she alleges abandoned her without cause.

- August 30, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 2.
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COURT PROCEEDINGS.
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TALES UNFOLDED IN THE TEMPLES
OF JUSTICE.

    Jennie B. Throop asks for a divorce from Thos. R. Throop, reciting their marriage in Texas in 1869, and their separation in 1889. She charges that her husband is an habitual drunkard and that once upon a time, when plaintiff was very low in a spell of sickness, he was dispatched post-haste to Dallas for medicine for her. He came here and spent the money he had with which to get medicine for whiskey and went on a drunken debauch that lasted twelve days. The parties have grown children.

- August 31, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 1.
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P0LYGAMOUS COLLINS.
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WEARY OF HIS EXPERIENCES IN MAT-
REMONIAL HARNESS

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With the Second Wife He Makes a
Third Venture, Leaving No. 2 Un-
provided For.

     On Saturday last, a Mrs. Collins appeared before the county attorney to make affidavit to the effect that her husband had abandoned her and departed with another woman whom it is supposed the truant Collins had married or intended to marry.
     Mrs. Collins' story, as related by herself, and as told to a T
IMES-HERALD reporter by a person conversant with the facts, is about as follows:
     Eight or nine months ago, she met Collins, who was a railway man, at Bonham, and an acquaintance very soon culminated in marriage. They lived together until a few weeks ago, when Collins abandoned her, giving no intimation of his intentions or whereabouts. Mrs. Collins set out in quest of her husband, first going to Fort Worth. Coming thence to Dallas, she discovered he was making his headquarters in this city and, prosecuting her search, was brought face to face with the deserter. He confessed contrition for the past and consented to a reconciliation. His wife was then sent as a guest to Strother's hotel, Collins inventing sundry excuses why he could not provide accommodations for her at his boarding house. This occurred several days ago. On Saturday, Mrs. Collins received an affectionate letter from her spouse, telling her that she might go to her home in Bonham, remain where she was, or go to the devil, whichever course suited her inclinations. The missive contained the further startling information that he had found another woman whom he liked better.
     Mrs. Collins' sad story evoked the sympathy and pity of those who heard it and a purse was raised to aid her in her distress. She states that since Collins' latest matrimonial escapade, (if such it is), she has learned that he has another wife mourning his infidelity, but where No. 1 resides, it is not stated.

- September 2, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 1.
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Last Night's Wedding.

     Nathan Rosenberg of Fort Worth and Miss Minnie Sockolosky of this city, were married last night by Rev. Dr. Chapman. The attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Goldstein of Fort Worth; Miss Rachael Friedlander and Israel Sockolosky, Miss A. Lowenstein and M. Sockolosky.
     A wedding supper was served at the Hebrew hall, of which 175 couples partook. Forty congratulatory telegrams were read from friends abroad and the couple were the recipients of numerous presents.

- September 2, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 1.
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A CASE OF SEDUCTION.
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A Young Woman Who Alleges That
She Has Been Betrayed.

     A few days past, Miss Ish Langley, a young woman, aged about 17 years, who resides with her mother in the forks of the river in the northwestern portion of Dallas county, appeared before the county attorney and made affidavit, charging S. B. Putnam with having seduced her under promise of marriage. A warrant was accordingly issued for the arrest of the accused, which was executed yesterday by Deputy Sheriff Qualls. Putnam was brought to town this morning, but subsequently released, he having given $500 bond for his appearance to answer the charge.
     Putnam is a contractor on the Dallas, Pacific and Southwestern railroad, and bears a good reputation among those who know him.

- September 4, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 3.
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COURT PROCEEDINGS.
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Suing to Recover Under a Peculiar
Agreement.

     Manuel Benjamin, to-day, reinstated divorce proceedings against Bell J. Benjamin of Limestone county, alleging adultery on the part of the defendant.
     Chester F. Daugherty asks for the removal of his disabilities as a minor.
     Dulcenia Kimble, joined by her husband, Tell Kimble, entered suit against Henry Trice, in which it is alleged "that Dulcenia Kimble and the defendant entered into a certain agreement and co-partnership, by the terms of which, plaintiff and defendant agreed to live together as husband and wife and to contribute their joint labor and the proceeds thereof to the accumulation of joint property. That in pursuance of said agreement, said plaintiff and defendant did so live together and contributed their labor and the proceeds thereof to the accumulation of joint property until on, or about, the 6th day of July, 1889, when plaintiff, Dulcenia Kimble, was duly and lawfully married to her co-plaintiff, Tell Kimble. That, by said marriage, said agreement was annulled and said co-partnership dissolved."
     While they were so living together, it is alleged they accumulated property, real and personal, of the value of $8000.
     Dulcenia sues to recover her share of the property, and asks that it be partitioned.

- September 13, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 1.
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Divorce Suits.

     In the district court proceedings were entered last Saturday afternoon by Mrs. Mary Billington vs. T. Billington, setting forth that they were married December 1, 1868, and lived together until January 1, 1889, when the defendant, the plaintiff charges, left her after cruel conduct towards her.
     Mrs. L. E. Watkins asks for a divorce from W. A. Watkins. The petition recites that they were married in Dallas county February, 1889, and that within two weeks thereafter, defendant represented to various parties that the plaintiff was unfaithful to him and fled to parts unknown with one Minnie Story.

- September 16, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 1.
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District Court.

     Francis Sweet vs. Van Sweet, divorce upon ground of abandonment.
     Alice A. Deardoff vs. Geo. W. Deardoff. Plaintiff alleges that defendant is now, and has been for five years, "an habitual drunkard, gambler and sot." She prays for divorce.

- September 20, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 2.
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District Court.

     Geo. Delgato vs. Martha Delgado, divorce. Plaintiff charges defendant with having been taken in adultery.

- September 24, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 1.
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Citation.
THE STATE OF TEXAS.
TO THE SHERIFF OR ANY CONSTABLE OF
DALLAS COUNTY---GREETING.

     You are hereby commanded, that by making publication of this citation in some newspaper published in the county of Dallas, for four consecutive weeks previous to the return day hereof, you summon W. V. Tittle, whose residence is unknown, to be and appear before the district court, to be holden in and for the county of Dallas at the courthouse thereof, in the city of Dallas, on the first Monday in October next, then and there to answer to the petition of M. J. R. Tittle, filed in said court on the seventh day of May, 1889, against the said W. V. Tittle, and alleging in substance as follows, to-wit:
     That plaintiff and defendant were legally married February 5, 1881, in Atalla county, Miss.; that defendant abandoned plaintiff in Oct. 1884, and has since remained away from her and contributed nothing to her support, wherefore she prays for a divorce, cost of suit, etc.
     Herein fail not, but have you then and there before said court his writ with your return thereon, showing how you have executed the same.
     Witness, J. H. Stewart, Clerk of the district court of Dallas county, Texas.
     Given under my hand and seal of said court at office in the city of Dallas, this the 4th day of September, A. D. 1889.
J. H. S
TEWART.
     Clerk District Court, Dallas County,
     By W. A. H
UDSON, Deputy.

- September 25, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 4.
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Citation.
THE STATE OF TEXAS.
TO THE SHERIFF OR ANY CONSTABLE OF
DALLAS COUNTY---GREETING.

     You are hereby commanded, that by making publication of this citation in some newspaper published in the county of Dallas, for four consecutive weeks previous to the return day hereof, you summon George Rasch, whose residence is unknown, to be and appear before the district court, to be holden in and for the county of Dallas at the courthouse thereof, in the city of Dallas, on the first Monday in October next, then and there to answer to the petition of Ella Rasch, filed in said court on the 29th day of August, 1889, against the said George Rasch, and alleging in substance as follows, to-wit:
     Plaintiff alleges the marriage of herself and defendant in Harris county, Texas, on July 31, 1882, and that they lived together as man and wife until January 1, 1888; that defendant became an habitual drunkard and was guilty of such cruel, outrageous and inhuman treatment towards plaintiff as to render their living together insupportable.      Plaintiff prays for divorce; for the custody of their daughter, Ada, who is four years of age, and for restoration to her maiden name of Ella Harris.
     Herein fail not, but have you then and there before said court his writ with your return thereon, showing how you have executed the same.
     Witness, J. H. Stewart, Clerk of the district court of Dallas county, Texas.
     Given under my hand and seal of said court at office in the city of Dallas, this the 30th day of August, A. D. 1889.
J. H. S
TEWART.
Clerk District Court, Dallas County,
By W. A. H
UDSON, Deputy.

- September 25, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 4.
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Citation.
THE STATE OF TEXAS.
TO THE SHERIFF OR ANY CONSTABLE OF
DALLAS COUNTY---GREETING.

     You are hereby commanded, that by making publication of this citation in some newspaper published in the county of Dallas, for four consecutive weeks previous to the return day hereof, you summon Jacob Sattes, who is a non-resident of the state of Texas, to be and appear before the district court, to be holden in and for the county of Dallas at the courthouse thereof, in the city of Dallas, on the first Monday in October next, then and there to answer to the petition of Frida Sattes, filed in said court on the 9th day of August, 1889, against the said Jacob Sattes, and alleging in substance as follows, to-wit:
     That plaintiff and defendant were married in Silver City, New Mexico, May 28, 1885; that in December, 1885, defendant began a course of cruel, inhuman treatment toward toward plaintiff, calling her vile names and beating and bruising her so as to render their living together insupportable; that in July, 1888, defendant left plaintiff and has since remained away from her, wherefore plaintiff prays for divorce, etc., etc.
     Herein fail not, but have you then and there before said court his writ with your return thereon, showing how you have executed the same.
Witness, J. H. Stewart, Clerk of the district court of Dallas county, Texas.
     Given under my hand and seal of said court at office in the city of Dallas, this the 2nd day of September, A. D. 1889.
J. H. S
TEWART.
Clerk District Court, Dallas County,
By W. A. H
UDSON, Deputy.

- September 25, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 5.
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Suits Filed.

    Lorinnia E. Cooper files suit for divorce upon the ground of cruel and inhuman treatment against Abraham Cooper.

- September 28, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 9, col. 2.
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Court Proceedings.

    C. O. Amburn filed application for a divorce from J. H. Amburn, reciting their marriage in Iowa in 1879, their subsequent removal to Dallas, and the abandonment of plaintiff by defendant without cause in 1885.

- October 3, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 3.
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A CRUEL HUSBAND.
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A Pool of Blood on the Floor the Re-
sult of Wife Beating.

     The police were called by a telephone message yesterday to the assistance of a woman whose husband, it was stated, had knocked her in the head. Repairing to the place indicated, they arrested Andy Ryan, an Irish laborer, for an aggravated assault and battery committed on his wife. The husband was drunk and the wife was prostrate on the floor in a large pool of her blood, which flowed from the cruel wounds. Ryan was placed in the city jail, and this morning, he was transferred to the county authorities.

- October 9, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 4.
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COURT PROCEEDINGS.

     The following cases were disposed of in Judge Tucker's court to-day:
W. G. Mowry vs. Caroline Mowry. Divorce. Continued to perfect service.
     M. J. R. Tittle vs. W. E. Tittle. Divorce. Continued for service.
     Hardy Earvy vs. Jennie A. Earvy. Divorce. Set for October 19.
     Thomas Nicholson vs. Mary A. Nicholson. Suit for divorce.

- October 12, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 1
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COURT PROCEEDINGS.

     Hannah Walters filed application for divorce from Elbert Walters, setting forth their marriage in Granbury, Hood county, Texas, on the 1st day of May, 1866, and their subsequent separation January 10, 1884. One clause in the petition recites that "during all the time since 1867, and down to the final separation of plaintiff and defendant and down to the present time, the plaintiff has been drunk on every Saturday evening, with no exception other than a few Saturdays when he was confined in jail or at the county poor farm." The plaintiff further alleges that defendant cruelly beat her, and on several occasions, threatened to take her life. Each of the parties reside in Dallas county.

- October 18, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 4.
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Crossman-Farrar.

     Mr. G. W. Crossman and Miss Nellie Farrar were married at the residence of the bride's parents in Paxton, Ill., on the 10th instant, and have arrived here. Mr. Crossman is a well-known merchant of Embree, and the bride is a daughter of Dr. Farrar, a leading physician of Paxton. The newly married couple received many congratulations from the friends of the groom on their arrival here.

- October 18, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 5.
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Court Proceedings.

    Joseph N. Fox made application in district court to-day for divorce from Cora K. Fox, on the ground of abandonment without cause. They were married in Cleburne, November 1, 1883, and she left him October 1, 1885.

- October 19, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 5.
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Court Proceedings.
Interesting Legal Items of Daily Occurrence.

    In Judge Tucker's court, the case of Alice A. Deardoff vs. Geo. W. Deardoff, divorce, was tried and judgment rendered for plaintiff, decreeing her the custody of the children.

- October 22, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 3.
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District Court.

     In Judge Burke's court, the following cases were disposed of:
    Lucy Shaffer vs. Chas. Shaffer, divorce. Judgment was given for plaintiff upon the proof of abandonment for over three years.

- October 24, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 12, col. 1.
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Court Proceedings.

    T. A. Clark applies for divorce from S. P. Clark. Mrs. Clark, the plaintiff, in her petition, states that they were married in the state of Kentucky in 1877, and she asks for legal severance of matrimonial bonds because her husband treated her cruelly. They have one boy, 11 years old, whose custody she asks.

- October 26, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 4.
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COURT PROCEEDINGS
SUITS FILED

Francis J. Agnew vs. Letha J. Agnew, divorce.

- October 30, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 2.
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COURT PROCEEDINGS
COUNTY COURT.

     H. Ivans Malsburg filed petition for a divorce from Caddie Malsburg. He alleges that they were married in 1883 in Columbus, Kansas, and about sixteen months afterwards, defendant commenced a course of conduct that was outrageous and infamous, giving to strange gentlemen her love and affections without limit, until she deserted and abandoned plaintiff outright.

- November 5, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 1-2.
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City Notes.

     Colonel Caven gave a brilliant entertainment last evening at his residence on San Jacinto street in honor of the bride and bridegroom, Mr. and Mrs.. Roberts, who were married last week at Tyler. Mr. Roberts is a well known insurance man in this city, while the bride is a daughter of Dr. Driscott of Dallas, and a niece of Colonel Cavan. Among those who participated in the pleasurable event were observed Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Rogers, Miss Marguerite Austin and Miss Catherine Mallory of Victoria, Miss Inez Sparksman of Marshall and other relatives of the family. Mrs. Colonel Cavan presented the bride with a costly egg stand, inlaid with gold. The happy pair are now located at 517 San Jacinto street.

- November 13, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 1-2.
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[No Heading]

     A. N. Norwood, a prosperous Oak Cliff merchant, and Miss Mollie Jones of Honey Grove were married at the Baptist church in that city yesterday morning. The couple arrived in the city last evening and were entertained at Mr. B. Blankenship's with a wedding dinner.

- November 13, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 3.
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THE COURTS.
JUDGE TUCKER'S COURT.

     In the Forty-fourth judicial district court, Hon. Charles Fred Tucker presiding, proceedings were had as follows:
     Mrs. Emma Oden's application for divorce from W. L. Oden was granted.

- November 20, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 3.
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ABOUT THE METROPOLIS.

     Mr. Phillip K. Baker of this city, and formerly of Columbus, Miss., was married yesterday evening to Miss Annie Bishop at the residence of her mother, Mrs. Mary E. Bishop, corner of Marion and Cadiz streets.

- November 21, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 2-3.
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THE COURTS.

     Lucia M. Halligan was granted a divorce from George F. Halligan. More than three years ago, Halligan took French leave and abandoned his wife. After waiting ample time for his return, the deserted wife appealed to the courts to sever the matrimonial ties, and with good success.
     Julia Barrett was also granted a decree of divorce. The defendant in this case has been a ward of the state for several years, and the petition for a severance of the matrimonial alliance was based upon this fact.

- November 21, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 3.
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A New Sensation.

     A sensation has just developed in the city which strongly indicates a trial and conviction for bigamy. J. Elmsbetter, a carpenter who, years ago, lived in Dallas, and went to the Northern States, returned to the city about September last, and resumed his trade in the employment of J. Caruthers on Commerce street. A month ago, growing tired of single life, he married a pretty girl of 16 years, the daughter of a well-known East Dallas blacksmith, and there was joy in the household until this morning. At 7 o'clock, before Elmsbetter got to his work, a woman about the middle age, attended by four children and an elderly woman, entered the shop and enquired for Elmsbetter--added that she had heard of his marriage, and informing the by-standers that she was his wife and that he had married her in Dallas before they had left for the North. The elderly person who appeared to be mother of the deserted woman, spoke vehemently against the conduct of Elmsbetter and announced her determination of having him arrested at once. The party had scarcely started in the direction of the police quarters before they met with the faithless husband, who on seeing them, was so stunned that he could hardly keep on his feet. The meeting resulted in a secret council in the rear of the workshop between the husband and wife, after which, they left the building.

- November 23, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 4.
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ABOUT THE METROPOLIS.

     Further developments relative to the Elmsbetter affair, referred to in Saturday's issue, prove it to be a genuine case of bigamy. The young girl whom he wronged is named Alma White, and is a daughter of Wm. C. White, a blacksmith of East Dallas. She left the city on Saturday night by way of the Union depot and, later on, Elmsbetter took passage on the 8:30 east-bound Texas & Pacific. Wife No. 1, who is at the residence of Mrs. Tebo on Commerce street, has made affidavit against her faithless husband and the officers are on his track.

- November 25, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 1-2.
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IN THE TOILS.
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J. Elmsbetter, the Alleged Biga-
mist, Under Arrest at Rusk.

     The TIMES-HERALD, on Saturday, published the ventures of one J. Elmsbetter in the matrimonial market and also chronicled the arrival in this city of wife No 1, and her three small children from Nebraska. Since his advent in this city a few months ago, Elmsbetter wooed and won and espoused Alma White, the beautiful daughter of an East Dallas blacksmith. The bigamous rascal, after the denouement came, saw the position in which he had placed himself and determined to avoid the penalty of his wrong-doing by fleeing from the victims of perfidy and the officers of the law. He took passage on Sunday, as stated in these columns yesterday, on the east-bound Texas & Pacific train, just in time to escape the clutches of Sheriff Lewis. The vigilant officer, however, determined to have the fugitive at any cost, and in a short time, he had the wires working in all directions, giving a description of the badly-wanted individual. At 4:30 last evening, after the forms of the TIMES-HERALD had gone to press, Sheriff Lewis received the following telegram:
     To the Sheriff of Dallas county:
     RUSK, Tex., Nov. 25.---I have Elmsbetter in jail.
J. B. R
EAGAN.
     The sheriff was in good spirits last evening, and departed on the evening train for Rusk for his man. He will return to-morrow with Elmsbetter and the latter will be confronted in the courts by the woman he deserted, and the poor girl he led into a bigamous marriage, as it is understood that both wives are determined to prosecute him.
     Some days ago, before the arrival of wife No. 1 in the city, the sheriff received information from Nebraska that Elmsbetter was a bigamist, and that gentleman would never have been given an opportunity to jump the town had Mrs. Elmsbetter called at the office of Sheriff Lewis upon her arrival in this city. However, all is well that ends well, and the gay Lothario is now behind the bars.

- November 26, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 3, col. 1.
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ABOUT THE METROPOLIS.

     A woman east of the Mississippi writes the chief of police enquiring after husband, who left her eighteen months ago to look for employment. He is said to be a man of many wives, having taken another in Dallas quite recently.

- November 26, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 3.
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Divorced.

    In Judge Burke's court, the Fourteenth District, V. V. Holley was granted a divorce from Daniel E. Holley, and was also permitted to take her maiden name, Harris.

- November 26, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 1.
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ABOUT THE METROPOLIS.

     Sheriff Lewis returned from Rusk, Cherokee county, with J. Helmstetter, the alleged bigamist, last evening and that gay and festive gentleman is now an inmate of the county jail. He is as close-mouthed as an oyster and averse to discussing the charge on which he is held, evidently realizing that his position is a most unenviable one.

- November 27, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 3.
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CLINGS TO HIM.
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Wife No. 2 Accompanied Elmsbetter
On His Flight.

     The confiding trust reposed in man after his unworthiness has been fully demonstrated was never more forcibly shown than in the case of the young girl lured into a bigamous marriage by J. Elmsbetter, now in jail awaiting a preliminary hearing.
     When Elmsbetter fled from Dallas, wife No. 2, reports to the contrary notwithstanding, resolved to become his companion in exile, and when he was nabbed by the officers at Rusk, his lamentations were not near so deep as those indulged in by the young woman, who shed copious tears and refused to be comforted.
     Together, the ill-matched couple returned to Dallas, Elmsbetter in the custody of the sheriff, and the deluded woman by his side. After an affectionate parting at the depot, wife No. 2 proceeded to her home and the much married man was escorted to his present quarters in the county jail.
     In another section of the city, at this time, was wife No. 1, with her four little children, penniless and well-nigh friendless, who had been wantonly deserted, thrown on the charity of a cold and unsympathetic world by their un-natural father.

- November 28, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 2.
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Wants a Divorce.

     The papers in the divorce suit brought by Oline D. Reed vs. Cynthia C. Reed were filed in the office of the clerk of the district court this morning.

- November 30, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 2.
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NO. 7744

Thomas Nicholson
VS
Mary A. Nicholson
Suit pending in
District Court, Dallas
County, Texas

     Notice is hereby given that after the thirtieth day from this date a commission will issue out of this court in the above-numbered and styled cause to take the depositions of Mrs. Mary A. Ryan, Mrs. Lizzie A. Duggan and Anton Koller, all of whom reside in Cook county, Illinois. Said depositions to be in answer to interrogator as propounded by plaintiff and now on file in my office.
     Witness my hand and official seal this 2d day of December, 1889.
J. H. S
TEWART, Clerk.
District Court, Dallas Co.

- December 3, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 5.
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COURT PROCEEDINGS.
JUSTICE COURT.

     The case of Elmsbetter, charged with bigamy, was carried before Justice Braswell for preliminary investigation. Mrs. Elmsbetter No. 1 testified that her maiden name was Jessie Hinton, and that she was married to Elmsbetter in 1876 in the Presbyterian Church on the side of Elm street. An examination of the county records failed to show anything of such a marriage. Other testimony was introduced going to show that she and Elmsbetter lived together in Dallas as husband and wife. When proceedings had progressed this far, the case was continued until to-morrow morning for the purpose of procuring other testimony.

- December 3, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 1.
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THE COURTS.
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A Mother Who Seeks to Recover Her
Child from Outside Parties

     Mrs. E. J. Bolton applied to Judge Burke of the Fourteenth district court to-day for a writ of habeas corpus compelling George and Laura Fybe of Dallas county, to produce in court, Edna Addis, the two-year-old daughter of Mrs. Bolton. Judge Burke issued the writ as prayed for, making it returnable on the 7th of December. Mrs. Bolton claims to have left the child in possession of the Fybes for temporary keeping, some weeks ago, and they now decline to surrender their little ward.

- December 4, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 2.
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[No Heading]

     Otis Ford, of this city, and Miss Nettie Bailey, of Albany, were married in Albany on Sunday evening...Mr. Ford is a member of the printing firm of Ford Bros.

- December 5, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 5.
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Granted a Divorce.

    In Judge Burke's Fourteenth district court last evening, Mrs. Bessie Kincaid was granted a divorce from J. A. Kincaid, and was awarded the custody of Hargis Kincaid, a minor, the only issue of the marriage.

- December 6, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 2.
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THE COURTS.
JUDGE BURKE'S COURT.

     Margaret J. Dillard vs. H. E. Dillard, divorce; reset for December 14.

SUITS FILED.

     Calvin B. Lemaster vs. Maud Wilson Lemaster, divorce.

- December 10, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 3.
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ABOUT THE METROPOLIS.

     Elmstetter, the alleged bigamist who is in jail awaiting the action of the grand jury, received a call from wife No. 2 this morning, and the meeting is said to have been very affecting. It is not on record, however, that Elmstetter has shed any tears over the brood of children he disowns, or the woman who called him husband for [thir]teen years.

- December 12, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 1.
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THE COURTS.

     Jennie Patterson vs. Richard Patterson; Kenneth Foree is appointed attorney to represent the non-resident defendant; divorce granted, care and custody of minor children, Rector and Carrie Patterson, awarded plaintiff; the land described in plaintiff's petition is set apart and title to the same invested in her.

- December 13, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 3.
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THE COURTS.
SUITS FILED.

     Frances Bass vs. Dock Bass, divorce. Plaintiff states in her petition that she was married to defendant in Rutherford county, Tenn., in 1884; that on the 18th day of May, 1889, in Dallas county, defendant beat, cursed and maltreated her in a shocking manner and forced her to abandon him. She asks that the bonds of matrimony be dissolved and that she be awarded the custody of the two children, Martha Jane Bass, aged 3 years, and Kemp Bass, aged 8 months.

- December 18, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 3.
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THE COURTS.
SUITS FILED.

Rose Myles vs. Thomas Myles; divorce.

- December 20, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 2.
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Lockhart-Swanson.

    Mr. William Lockhart of Fort Worth and Miss Ada Swanson of Dallas, were married in this city yesterday evening at the residence of the bride's family, Eld. J. H. officiating. The happy couple left for Fort Worth, where they will reside...

- December 24, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 3.
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