TROUT IN HIS OLD HAUNTS.
HE VISITS THE HOME
MER MALONE AGAIN.
And the Farmer Seizes
gun -- Trout Escapes -- Oth-
er Newsy Notes.
Special to the Times-Herald.
- May 13, 1891, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 3.
WILMER, Tex., May 13.--The Almighty has blessed this
community once more by sending a nice shower. It has rained little
all day and is raining yet, and if it don't turn into a flood,
it will benefit this neighborhood untold dollars.
Mr. W. H. Hilton's youngest son
is very much better and his entire recovery is looked for without
The notorious Hugh Trout, that
figured so heavily in the Tarrant county courts for running away
with Farmer Malone's wife and marrying her, is reported in the
neighborhood again. The story your correspondent heard is as
follows: Farmer Malone, while working in his cotton field yesterday,
saw a man walking towards him on the opposite side of the fence,
but did not pay much attention to who he was till quite close,
when Malone looked up and the man was beckoning to him to come
over where he was. As soon as Farmer Malone was close enough
to see the strange in the face, he recognized the gentleman to
be the notorious Trout. Farmer Malone started for his gun and
Trout after him, but Mrs. Malone got between Mr. Malone and Trout
to prevent her husband shooting Trout. A scuffle ensued between
Mr. Malone and his wife, and during the scuffle, Malone was thrown
down and Trout disappeared in the bushes. Mr. Malone started
in pursuit of Trout after regaining his feet, but could not capture
him. However, he is on the look-out for him, and should he turn
up, there might be ____ for breakfast.
B. M. _____by and wife, of East Tennessee, are visiting friends
and relatives here. The TIMES-HERALD wishes them a pleasant stay while here.
Capt. W.___ Orr, our worthy county
commissioner from this precinct, informs his constituents that
the petition for a public road, commencing at Wilmer and running
due north to where it intersects the Hutchins and Dallas road,
was passed to-day besides several other important road bills.
As soon as this road is opened, it will make a direct dirt road
from this place to Dallas, thus saving four or five miles of
travel. Mr. Orr is ever on the alert to serve his people, and
well he serves them, too.
Mr. W. P. White claims the finest
one hundred acres of wheat in this county.
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A. W. Atkinson,
who lives near Wilmer, in this county, had $37 stolen from him
night before last in the Planters' wagon yard in this city. Another
gentleman, whose name could not be learned, had $10 stolen from
him at the same time.
- May 27, 1892, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 5.
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A DAY IN
E. M. Halsell and W. A. Orr were placed on a committee to make
all necessary arrangements to elevate the bridge across the Trinity
river on the Wilmer and Seagoville road, providing that the Trinity
River Navigation Company shall demonstrate that boats can be
run, and that they do run boats, on said river.
15, 1893, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 2.
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A NARROW ESCAPE.
Col. F. J. Watters
Falls Into the River
at the Wilmer Bridge.
WILMER, Tex., May 18, 1893.
To the Times-Herald:
- May 18, 1893, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 2.
On the 16th inst., while O. D.
Couch was raising the Wilmer bridge, which the Trinity Navigation
Company cut through, the bent on the east side of the river gave
way and the main span over the river was precipitated into the
swollen stream. Col. S. J. Watters of the Wilmer neighborhood
was standing on the east side of the bridge and went down with
it in thirty feet of water. A falling timber struck the old gentleman
on top of the head, cutting a gash to the bone four inches in
length, and bruising him internally. He clambered on to the floating
timbers, however, and save himself from a watery grave. After
he and another man had floated down the surging stream for about
a quarter of a mile, the drift was stopped by a tree and they
managed to throw a plank into the fork of a tree and Mr. Watters
got on to the tree, but before his companion could get on, the
raft went on down and the other gentleman, after riding on some
distance, got tired of such foolishness and lit off into the
plunging waters, and swam ashore. Mr. Couch had his men to make
a temporary bridge to Mr. Watters' tree and carried him to land.
They were on the east bank and had to send two miles for a skiff
to cross over. Mr. W. reached his home about 12 o'clock at night,
Dr. Fallen sewed up his wound and he is now doing well. His faithful
dog, Jake, stuck to him through all his trials and [came] out
safe. Mr. Watters is 70 years old, and was very fortunate to
come through alive, for he could not swim.
The loss of the bridge to the county
will be about $850. W. A. ORR.
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court will meet to-morrow and discuss the feasibility of putting
in a draw in the bridge below Wilmer, recently dislocated by
coming in contact with the steamer Harvey.
- May 19, 1893, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 3.
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the Construction Be-
Johnson, of Seagoville, is in the city to-day. Speaking of the
Trinity navigation, he said: "Workmen are clearing out the
bed of the river between Wilmer and the head of Bois d'Arc Island.
Next week, they will begin on the dam just at the head of the
Island. The old dam, the first one constructed, which gave way
during the recent rise, has been repaired and is stronger than
- August 14, 1893,
Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 2.
Speaking of crops, Mr. Johnson
said: "In our section of the state, we have been blessed
with the finest crops for years. The problem that confronts the
farmer now, is this sufficient funds to move the crops? The outlook
is unfavorable for those who have not the money to either move
their crops or hold them for better prices"
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March 20, 2004:
Sheriff Cabell Makes
Drag For Horse Thieves.
Cabell and Deputies Ledbetter and Bolick, who went to Wilmer
yesterday, in response to a telegram from Mr. Dowdy, who said
he had some horse thieves surrounded in the river bottom, returned
last night, empty handed.
- January 16, 1895,
Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 1.
The thieves, two in number, with
a stolen horse and mule, managed to get away before the officers
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May 6, 2004:
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
J. W. Johnson
to F. M. White, January 19, 1895, lot in the town of Wilmer,
- April 19, 1895, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 5.
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June 14, 2004:
FOR LITTLE MEN AND WOMEN
TO CORRESPONDENTS -- When writing letters to Big Hat's department
for publication, write on one side of the paper only. Printers
never turn their copy, and the editor has no time to rewrite
half, or even part, of your letters. Give your full name and
address. Anonymous letters are never printed. These rules are
EDNA WATTERS, Wilmer, Tex. -- Good evening, Mr. Big Hat and
cousins: As I have never written to your paper I will now make
my first attempt. I go to school and study fourth reader, history,
arithmetic, language, geography and spelling. I have two sisters,
one older and one younger than myself. I love to read the cousins'
LULA WATTERS, Wilmer, Tex. -- Mr. Big Hat and cousins: As
I have never written to your valuable paper I will now make my
first attempt. I enjoy reading the cousins' letters very much,
that are so interesting. I am going to school and like my teacher.
I study Texas history, algebra, grammar, physiology, geography,
United States history, spelling and arithmetic. I have two sisters,
but no brothers.
ALICE O. STOKES, Wilmer, Tex. -- Mr. Big Hat and cousins: I
will write you a letter. I am 8 years old and can not write very
well. I am going to Ten-mile creek. We live on a high hill on
the north of the creek and can see little mountains on the other
side. We have a pretty place. I have a little black cat. Her
name is Bobby. She is very gentle. Brother Frank (he is my big
bud at home) has a black mare. Her name is Bottle[?]. Oh, she
is so pretty and gentle. Sis and I can hitch her to the buggy
and mamma can drive her anywhere. Frank and his cousin went on
a camp hunt in Trinity bottom and killed fourteen squirrels.
He loves to hunt and some times he catches o'possums. I do not
like them. Their tails are too slick. I reckon the hair all froze
off their tails. Frank kills lots of Mollie cotton-tail rabbits.
Mr. Big Hat, come down and I will pop you some corn.
- January 12, 1896,
The Dallas Morning News, p. 14, col. 4-7.
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