FRIDAY - JULY 9, 1909
DEATH OF BABY JANE HARRELL GOIN.
It was a sad day in the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Goin, deaf mutes, June 28th. Their baby, Jane Harrell, passed from earth to heaven that day, aged six months-she just staying with her parents long enough for them to realize the joyous promise of a sweet daughter whose love and development into their lives would speak peace and comfort to their hearts-for the ears of love are never deaf.
Baby Jane was attacked with symptoms of meningitis at 3 p.m. on June 28th and passed away at 10:35 that night. She will find her voice where she goes to wait her fond parents, and that voice, mute here, will be the first to greet them "over on the other shore," for all ears shall hear the Savior's welcome and all tongues will sing his praise, "over there."
"To blind old Milton's sightless eyes a glimpse of heaven is given: While dear Beethoven hears the sounds and harmonies of heaven."
In the absence of their pastor, Rev. A.S. Hall, of the Baptist church, Rev. W.T. Thurman, of the Presbyterian church, conducted the funeral services and the little baby girl's body was laid away in the Arlington cemetery, but her spirit has "returned to God who gave it." Perhaps she will be the "good, guardian angel" of her mother and father, speaking to them such whispered words as God bids her speak to comfort them in the hope of seeing her again-words which no mortal ear may hear, but which tenderly fall upon the listening ears of love that ever hears when baby calls. Sad is the man or woman who "is this life only has hope." You shall see your baby again. Live so ye may abide with her.
FRIDAY - JULY 30, 1909
A SAD SUDDEN DEATH
Mr. W.W. Shepherd, a well known traveling man who resides in Arlington, received the sad news last night that his daughter, Miss Marguirite, had just died suddenly in Sherman. She and her mother were visiting. Mr. Shepherd leaves on the early interurban this morning for Sherman. Our heartfelt sympathy follows him and his estimable wife.
Mr. W.G. Wiser of Euless, working on the farm of Mr. M.A. Jernigan, was in yesterday and says corn is tolerably over there, cotton doing well and late corn fine. His brother, W.H. Wiser, died at J.W. Wiser's home Tuesday July 27th, 1909, at 6:15 p.m., of Bright's disease. He came with the family to Tarrant county, eight years ago from Tennessee, and has been sick over two years.
FRIDAY - AUGUST 6, 1909
MARGUIRITE IRVIN SHEPHERD
Marguirite Irvin Shepherd, only child of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Shepherd of Arlington, died of diphtheria in Sherman, Texas, July 30, 1909. She was born in Hillsboro, Texas, January 25, 1895. She was visiting her aunt, Mr. J.J. Delaney, in Sherman, when the dread malady attacked and carried her off. Marguirite was a most amiable, loveable, intelligent girl, and had a host of friends among the young people of Arlington. A member of the High school class, she made a record as a student that was enviable. The Sunday school of the Presbyterian church of which she was a member, gave testimony of her high ideals as a girl of sterling character. The funeral services were conducted last Saturday morning at the Presbyterian church by Rev. W.T. Thurman, and a large number of people attended. Marguirite was a niece of Mrs. J.M. Carlisle, Mrs. Shepherd and Mrs. Carlisle being sisters. The many friends of both families in Arlington extend heartfelt sympathy to the stricken ones.
FRIDAY - AUGUST 13, 1909
R.E. (DICK) BEAMAN DEAD.
Through the dispatches Arlington learned this morning that R.E. Beaman, well known here, was found dead in his bed at the St. Regis hotel in El Paso yesterday. Mr. Beaman was a druggist, and had been for a long time with the H.W. Williams & Co., wholesale house in Fort Worth. His little boy-Warren, lives here with his mother, now Mrs. R.E. Putman. Mr. Beaman formerly lived in Arlington, where he had many friends. He was his own greatest enemy. His son, Warren, is one of the finest, manliest, truest little fellows we ever knew, about 12 years of age.
IT WAS NOT DIPHTHERIA.
In order to do away with any fears timid people might have, the Journal is requested to state that the report circulated around-and which, had good grounds at first from reports that came here-to the effect that Miss Marguerite Shepherd died of diphtheria, is a mistake. She had an attack of bronchitis which affected her heart and caused her death. Had it been diphtheria or even suspected as such, the family would never have permitted a public funeral. Those who are cognizant of the facts never had a moment's uneasiness, but the above correction is made so as to reassure everybody.
FRIDAY - AUGUST 20, 1909
LOSES LIFE IN GRAVEL PIT
FORT WORTH, AUG 16.-By the caving in of a gravel pit, where he was employed, Joe Lindall was so badly injured that death resulted fifteen minutes after he was rescued. He formerly resided near Midlothian, Ellis County, on a farm he possessed. A widow and five children survive.
BOY PERISHES IN FIRE.
FATHER, TRYING TO SAVE HIS SON, IS PERHAPS FATALLY BURNED.
DALLAS, AUG. 18.-During the burning of the cottage occupied by H. B. Abott Thomas, his son, ten years old, paralyzed in both legs, was burned to death. His father in attempting to rescue him, was seriously injured by the flames. His recovery is doubtful.
The five-room cottage was a solid mass of flames before members of the family, who were asleep, were aware of the danger. Mrs. Abbott undertook to rescue the children, six or seven, while Mr. Abbott went for Thomas, who occupied a rear room. The little fellow managed to make his way to a rear window, where he was found by the firemen with his arms across the window sill, his body burned to a crisp. Three or four of the children were prostrated, and Mrs. Abbott was delirious.
BODY TERRIBLY MANGLED.
DALLAS, AUG. 18.-Monroe Roberts was run over and killed by a Houston and Texas Central Railway switch engine. His body was terribly mangled.
FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 3, 1909
SUICIDES WITH STRYCHNINE
FORT WORTH, SEPT. 3.-Worried over a change pending in the county court alleging threats to take the life of a road overseer and the recent loss of a large sum of money, Lee Stallins, aged sixty two, a prominent farmer of the Village Creek neighborhood, twelve miles Southeast of this city, drank a solution of strychnine in the presence of his son, who was with him, trying to cheer him, and from the effects of the poison died.
SUFFOCATED IN FIRE.
FORT WORTH, SEPT. 2-In a fire here Aurthur Griggs was suffocated in a closet.
FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 10, 1909
DREADFULL DOUBLE DEED.
J.C. WOODALL SLAYS DOUGLASS WILLIAMS AND KILLS HIMSELF.
FORT WORTH, SEPT. 5.-J.C. Woodall, aged 25 years, a locomotive fireman, shot and killed Douglas Williams, aged 45 years, at his home on Luia street and later, when an officer appeared, killed himself with a 38-caliber pistol.
It is alleged that Williams objected to the attentions of Woodall to his daughter, aged sixteen years, resulting in a double tragedy.
Woodall was out riding with the girl and upon their return to the house the shooting occurred.
After the killing of Williams, Woodall walked away and officer Hartman who lived near followed him. Others followed and Woodall fired a bullet through his own brain and fell dead at Edwards and Vickery Boulevard.
J. H. House, a son-in-law of Williams, who was visiting relatives, narrowly escaped being shot. A bullet lodged in a screen door just in front of him.
Woodall's people are in Denmark, Ark.
FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 17, 1909
FELL AND BROKE HIS NECK.
The sad news came to Arlington at 3 p.m. yesterday that Zack T. Gray, of Cane, on Rt. One, fell off of his hay wagon in Grand Prairie and broke his neck. The Journal went to press too early to learn more particulars. Mr. Gray was an energetic, good citizen, and popular with a large circle of acquaintances and friends. He leaves a wife, who is a sister of Mrs. Arch W. Collins, Mrs. A.L. Houston and Mrs. Burch of Arlington. The Journal extends sincere sympathy to the stricken wife and relatives.
MRS. ANNIE V. GREER DEAD.
Last Friday night Mrs. Annie V. Geer, wife of J.D. Geer of Johnson Station, died, aged 31 years. She had typhoid fever. Her husband and two sons, aged 14 and nine years, survive her. They have the sympathy of all in that splendid community. Before she died she told those around her: "I am ready to go; I see the pearly gates ajar for me now."
"Blessed are the dead, who die in the Lord."
SLAYS WIDOW, SUICIDES.
REFUSAL TO ACCOMPANY A MAN COSTS COUPLE OF LIVES.
FORT WORTH, SEPT. 15-At her residence, Mrs. Jessie Gable, twenty four years old, a widow, was shot four times and killed. Charles P. Eason, a barber, drank carbolic acid, after which he shot himself in the forehead. He fell to the floor and expired beside the body of Mrs. Gable.
Justice Bratton, who held the inquest decided that Mrs. Gable died from gunshot wounds inflicted by Eason, and that the latter died by his own hand.
Mrs. Gable was a dressmaker, working in an up-town establishment, and roomed at the home of Mr. And Mrs. J. H. Daughty, 914 Florence street.
Eason had been paying attentions to Mrs. Gable for several months.
Mrs. Daughty, who was the only eyewitness to the tragedy, stated that Eason and Mrs. Gable quarreled Tuesday morning, but no importance was attached to it. In the evening about 7 o'clock, Eason came to the house, and after conversing with Mrs. Gable for a short time in the lawn swing, they came into the front hall. He wanted Mrs. Gable to go up town with him to dinner, and she declined.
"Then you refuse to go with me, do you?" Eason said.
"No, I do not refuse, but I prefer not to go," she replied, whereupon Eason drew a pistol, and as she started to run he followed, finally overtaking her, and fired six shots as she attempted to go up the stairway. Four shots took effect, one in the right arm above the elbow, one in the right shoulder blade, another in the right breast and the fourth in the abdomen.
Mrs. Gable has an uncle and aunt living at Grapevine. Her parents are dead. Eason's mother lives at Sipe Springs, Tx.
MAN KILLED, TEAM ESCAPES.
STAMFORD, TEX., SEPT. 15.-J.C. Haskew, a well-known livery man, was instantly killed by a stroke of lightning. He was at the slaughter pens, some two miles north of town, when the electrical storm came up, and the bolt which hit him did its work instantly, although his team was not injured. Haskew was forty-five years old and had been a resident of this city for many years. He leaves a widow and several children. Following the electrical storm came a good rain, covering a good area.
FIRST CITY MARSHAL DEAD.
FORT WORTH, SEPT. 15-Captain Henry P. Shieb, sixty-nine years old, Fort Worth's first city marshal, is dead. He resided here forty years and was the first city marshal. He leaves much valuable real estate.
SUICIDES WITH PISTOL.
CAMERON, TEX., SEPT. 15-W. A. Thomas, a former resident of Cameron, but recently a citizen of Big Foot, where his widow and several children are, came here and shot himself to death.
DEATH OF JEDGE WALLACE
AMARILLO, TEX., SEPT. 15-At his ranch home near Tascosa, Oldham county, Judge H.H. Wallace passed away. He was the first judge of the Forty-seventh district. Interment was at Amarillo.
TRAIN KILLS TWO BOYS.
HOLLVILLE, TEX., SEPT. 8-Bodies of Marshall Parnell of Ashdown, Ark., and William Nobles of Dallas, Tex., were found two miles east. They were run over by a Texas and Pacific train.
SHINER, TEX., SEPT. 8-As he was entering a butcher shop Fritz Rippen slipped and fell through a large window. His jugular vein was cut and death soon resulted.
HEAT CAUSES WOMAN'S DEATH.
PARIS, TEX., SEPT.15-A young white woman was prostrated with heat while picking cotton on Lee Sullivan's farm southwest of Paris, near Dial. Death ensued in a few hours.
FARMER CUTS HIS THROAT.
BARNETT, TEX., SEPT. 15-Near here Robert ? Jr. Cut his throat, soon dying. A widow and two children are left. A razor was used.
FALLS DEAD HANDLING RICE
ESTHERWOOD, LA., SEPT. 14-While placing a sack of rice in a wagon Nichol Taylor fell dead.
LIGHTNING KILLS FARMER.
PRESCOTT, ARK., SEPT 14-While driving a team Bruce Kelley was killed by lightning. The team was unhurt.
TAKES OWN LIFE
PORT ARTHUR, TEX., SEPT. 15-Henry Hansen shot himself to death.
RETIRED PHYSICIAN PASSES AWAY.
DALLAS, SEPT. 15-Dr. W. E. King, a retired physician, died from carbuncle on the neck.
DEATH OF JUDGE HOGSETT.
FORT WORTH, SEPT. 15-Judge Jonathan Y. Hogsett, one of this city's leading attorneys, died suddenly of heart failure. He drew up Fort Worth's first charter.
FORMER OFFICIAL FOUND DEAD.
In a room at the Southland hotel, Dallas, Sam H. Taber, formerly city tax assesor and collector, holding that position eight years, was found _____. From all indications there were ______es he had been dead for several ______ and that quite a struggle pre_____ the death, as the set features ______he had suffered to some ex____. (newspaper torn)
TUCK HARDIN MURDERED
SHOT TO DEATH WHILE HE IS IN PURSUIT OF CRIMINALS
HOUSTON, SEPT. 15-Tuck Hardin, a wealthy merchant and farmer of Chenango, Brazoria county, was fatally shot by three Negroes, who escaped from jail after over-powering the jailer at Angleton.
The fugitives escaped when the jailer served them supper. They overpowered him, securing his revolver and keys. They also took a Winchester from the office.
News of the escape spread, Hardin armed himself and trailed the trio to the river bottoms, where he encountered the Negroes in a wooded section demanding their surrender, but was shot through the abdomen.
Hardin died at 7 o'clock Monday morning at his home before Houston physicians arrived there.
TEXAS AND TEXANS
HAPPENINGS OF INTEREST RELATED IN BRIEF WAY
W.E. Arnold long Katy engineer, died at Dallas.
N.S. Oliver, county treasurer of San Saba county, is dead.
M.C. Nicols of near Mineola was run over by a train, soon expiring.
Major C.J. Green, a prominent Dallas citizen, died at Culpepper, Va.
The three-year-old child of J. Bell of Tyler drank coal oil, soon dying.
During a family reunion at El Paso Mrs. Maria A. Sherwood dropped dead.
George Cornelius, a cotton Belt section foreman, was shot to death at Big Sandy.
John Hoglund, a Swede, was found dead on the gallery of a Cleburne boarding house.
Miss Marie F. Montgomery of Corpus Christi, studying the violin at Berlin, Germany, passed away at that city.
Mrs. Elizabeth Venner, a resident of Forney over thirty years, and one of the best known ladies in Kaufman county, is dead.
In the Eula community of Callahan county G. A. Rogers was shot and killed. Bill Edwards went to Baird, where he surrendered.
Boiler in Rozelle's gin at Fulbright, fourteen miles from Clarksville, blew up. Engineer McMillian was killed and Mr. Rozelle scalded.
A.W. Snider, an aged Union soldier, died at Brownwood. Confederate veterans ministered to his earthly wants and assisted in his burial.
J.G. Steen had both hands so badly injured in a gin at Krum, Denton county, as to necessitate amputation of both. He died from the shock.
Mrs. F.A. Lovelace passed away at Bonham. She left five children, fifty grandchildren, sixty-nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren-123 descendants.
Near Mount Calm, Hill county, T.F. Frazier, a young married man under $500 bond on charge of attempted criminal assault on the daughter of John Wright, was shot to death by the latter.
Dr. D.F. Stuart, chief surgeon of the Houston and Texas Central railway since 1872, also holding like position with the Houston East and West Texas railway, and a confederate surgeon, died at Houston.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
A letter to T.B. Collins, clerk of the Arlington Camp ex-confederate Veterans, states that T.B. Marshall died at Lahn, Texas, Sept. 3rd. The letter was written by his son, L. O. Marshall. It was to notify Bedford Forest Camp No. 1251.
FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 24, 1909
Just before going to press, news came that Posey Alspaugh had died at his father's residence, north of Dallas, Thursday afternoon. He will be buried in Arlington this afternoon, Rev. D.C. Sibley conducting the service.
DEATH TAKES BOTH TWINS
DALLAS, SEPT. 21-Within but four hours of each other Audie and Cloud, three and a half years old and being twin brothers, passed away in Dallas at the residence of Mr. And Mrs. G. Weese, their parents. The little ones were both sick several days previous to their demise. About 11:39 o'clock Friday morning one of them departed this life. It was noticed that other one was sinking rapidly. Just four hours after the first little fellow expired the soul of the second had also winged its flight to eternity. Whether the second death was one of those singular coincidences or whether the circumstances of their birth had something to do with their deaths is a question for the scientists to dwell upon. Bodies were interred together in Oakland cemetery, many attending double funeral.
TEXAS AND TEXANS
L. Newsom, several years a leading business man of Jacksonville, is dead.
Ed Young, a prominent young businessman of Brownwood, passed away at that city.
Bud Wise, a negro well digger, was shot and killed at Marlin. F.P. McGriffin was placed under arrest.
At Jacksonville S.H. Moses while driving came in contact with an electric light wire and lost his life.
Mrs. Nat G. Turney, a noted literary writer and wife of a well known Dallas attorney, died suddenly at that city.
A.E. Hall, many years head of one department in the Sanger store at Dallas, expired at New York while on a visit. A widow and eight children are left. He was a leading Episcopalian.
GOVERNOR JOHNSON DIES
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF MINNESOTA TAKEN BY DEATH
ROCHESTER, MINN., SEPT. 21-Gov. John A. Johnson died shortly after 3 o'clock this morning.
The late Governor Johnson, who his third term was serving, was a leading western Democrat. He was born at St. Peter, Minn., July 28, 1861. His parents were Swedes and poor and at the age of twelve had to seek work. In a newspaper office a position was soon secured and his success in that line was most marked.
Last year Governor Johnson's name was presented to the Democratic National Convention for the Presidential Nomination. He died conscious.
NEGRO'S CORPSE FOUND.
Atlanta, Tex., Sept. 17-Section Foreman A.J. Harris found the remains of a Negro man about fifty yards from the Texas and Pacific track, three miles south of Atlanta. The body was too badly decomposed to be recognized, nor was there anything about him to identify him. The skull was crushed in and Judge W.F. Cameron decided that the Negro was killed by unknown parties.
TRAIN KILLS YOUNG MAN
Ada, Okla., Sept 18-A Frisco passenger train ran over and killed Erwin Shaw, a young man at Boff, Okla., a small town twenty miles south of here. ____ said that the young man was subject to paralysis, and it is thought a stroke of paralysis struck him while he was standing on the track.
THROWN FROM WAGON AND EXPIRES.
Grand Prairie, Tx., Sept. 18-Zack Cray of this place while hauling hay ran over an obstruction on the railway tracks, was thrown from his wagon and died a short time afterward.
FALLS IN TUB, DROWNS.
Tulpa, Tex., Sept. 18-In this (Coleman) county, the eighteen-month-old child of T.W. Ray fell in a tub of water and drowned.
BISHOP WARD PASSES AWAY
Dallas, Tex., Sept. 20-A cablegram from Tokio, Japan, announced the demise there this afternoon of Bishop Seth Ward of Methodist Episcopal church, South. He was in that country looking after missionary matters. Death was not unexpected. Bishop Ward was born in Leon county, Texas, Nov. 15, 1858. While engaged in his ministerial duties he was elected during the general conference of 1906, held at Birmingham, Ala., a bishop. He was the first native Texan ever elevated to the Episcopacy by any denomination. A son was with him at time of death. Family residence is at Houston. A widow and several children survive.
FRIDAY - OCTOBER 1, 1909
DEATH OF W.G. RUDD
The entire community was shocked Wednesday morning when it became known that W.G. Rudd, of the firm of Rudd and Bailey, furniture dealers, was dead. Mr. Rudd had been sick for some weeks but was reported much better up to Tuesday evening. He died from stomach trouble. He was a good man, and was reared in the Johnson Station community. He leaves a daughter who is herself almost an invalid. His funeral was largely attended Thursday afternoon from the Baptist church. He was buried in Arlington cemetery.
JOHN B. REAGAN DEAD
Nacogdoches, Sept. 26-Captain J.B. Reagan, superintendent of the Confederate Home at Austin, died here at the residence of his son from paralysis. Captain Reagan had been visiting his son about one week. He was sixty-four years old and a nephew of the late Judge John H. Reagan.
JUDGE N.W. FINLEY DIES
Distinguished Citizen of Texas Departs This Life
Had Honorable Career
Took Leading Part in Politics, an Attorney of Note, Strong Adherent of James S. Hogg and Held High Place Upon Bench.
Dallas, Sept 26-Pneumonia caused the death of Judge N.W. Finley after an illness of three weeks.
For a number of years Judge Finley had been prominent in politics.
In 1884 he was elected a Democratic presdiential elector and assisted in casting the vote of Texas for Grover Cleveland. In 1888 he was chosen by his party chairman of the state executive committee and in 1900 was once more elected. He was one of the most prominent participants in the 1892 convention in Houston which renominated Governor Hogg.
In 1893 Governor Hogg appointed Judge Finley associate justice of the court of civil appeals of the Fifth Supreme District at this city, right after the cort's organization. He was then residing in Tyler, but removed with his family here. In 1894 he was nominated by the Democratic Convention and elected to the same position. In 1897 he was appointed by Governor Culberson the successor of Chief Justice Lightfoot of the same court, who voluntarily retired from the bench. In 1898 he received the nomination and in November elected. He continued in that position until April, 1900, when he resigned to become a member of the legal firm of Finley, Harris, Etheridge and Knight, of which the present firm of Finley, Knight and Harris is the successor.
July 31, 1854, Newton Webster Finley was born in Lauderdale County, Mississippi, near the famous Lauderdale Springs. His father, Rev. Robert S. Finley, methodist, removed to Texas the year his son was born. He was Fifty-six years in active work of the ministry.
Judge Finley received his education in the public schools at Marshall, Jefferson and Daingerfield. In 1876 he was admitted to the bar at Tyler and practiced there until 1893.
In June, 1877, he was married to Miss Alma Louise Woldert of Tyler who died Feb, 1883. Of this marriage two children were born, one now the wife of A.M. Eastland of Dallas, the other Miss Alma Ophelia.
In Jan., 1886 he was again married, this time to Miss Minnie L. Sims of Ft. Worth, and of this marriage there have been born four children-a daughter, now the wife of David A. Frank, a locat attorney; Horace W. Finley, who died at the age of 4; Miss Nannie Lee and Newton Webster Finley, JR.
For many years Judge Finley had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, South, at the time of his death being connected with Trinity church. He had been active in both church and Sunday school work.
He was a mason and prominent in the Knight Templar degree.
Born-to Mr. And Mrs. C.D. King JR, Sept. 27, a girl of Graham, Tx.
ASKED TO BE SHOT
For Three Hours Railroad Man Run Over Suffers.
Beaumont, Tx., Sept. 28-A Texas and New Orleans Railway switchman named M.B. Laughlin fell from a car here. He was run over and both legs crushed and other injuries sustained. During the 3 hours that he lived the unfortunate man's sufferings were so intense that he repeatedly pleaded with those ministering to him to shoot him and end his misery. Deceased is survived by his father.
Dallas, Sept. 27-While crossing in company with a friend a street E. Edward Hail, 20 years old, was struck by a taxicab, dragged a considerable distance and so seriously injured that death ensued in a few hours without him regaining consciousness. His parents, J.B. Hail and wife, of Corsicana, were telegraphed, arriving before their son expired. His remains were interred at Corsicana. The young man was in business here. D.A. Ashbrook, a taxicab driver, was put under $250 bond. He was almost beside himself with grief.
HEAD NEARLY CUT OFF
Marshall, Tx., Sept. 28-While he was trying to make a coupling John Kimball, a switchman, at work in the Texas and Pacific railway yards, fell. The wheels of the car passed over his neck, almost severing his head. Toes of both feet were cut off. Deceased had been switching here for 12 years. He has a daughter in this city and a son in Washington. He came here from Meridian and about 45 years of age. He was prominent in railway union labor circles.
DIE GAME RAIDED
Negroes and Officers Clash and Two of Former Killed.
Kaufman, Tx., Sept. 29-Fifteen miles from here sevel officers came on a number of negroes rolling dice.
It is estimated the negroes were 150 in number, some of them women. When an effort was made to arrest them they opened fire, which was returned. The negroes began to run. About 25 shots were fired, resulting in two negroes being killed, several wounded and about twenty arrested. Remainder made their escape.
Deputy Sheriff I. Mulkey had close call. An officer was running a negro and as he passed the deputy the latter shot at him to stop him, but instead of doing so the negro at once returned the fire with a shotgun and killed a negro the deputy had handcuffed and tied to a tree. Eight more were caught and twenty eight jailed here.
Officers say dice rolling has been going on some time at place, which is Daugherty Lake in East Fork bottom.
SUICIDES ON SACRED SPOT.
On the grave at San Antonia of Ben Milam, the Alamo hero, Christopher Mercke, aged 45 years, was discovered dead. A bullet wound in the head indicates suicide.
TEXAS AND TEXANS
HAPPENINGS OF INTEREST RELATED IN BRIEF WAY
Felix Asher, a deaf mute, was killed by a train at Beeville.
With a wound in his skull Christopher Meeche of Seguin was found dead.
Dave Hawkins, the leader of Terrill negroes, long resident there, died.
George Bledsoe was struck and almost instantly killed by a train in Winnesboro a few days ago.
Erwin Fischer, nine years old, was crushed to death by a turbine wheel in the river at New Braunfels.
Will Collins, a Negro, shot in Dallas by a policeman during a terrific encounter, died of his wound.
George K. Meriwether, over thirty years a Texas commercial traveler is dead, dying in Dallas, his home.
Jim Wells, a negro, indicted in connection with the murder of Ed Robinson in Dallas county, was convicted and given life sentence.
H.E. Cain, being taken to New Boston, Bowie County, to answer charge of assault to murder, jumped from a train and broke his neck.
Jury at Beaumont in the case of Will Palmer, charged with the murder of Leola Hubert, a negress, gave defendant the death penalty.
Fleming A. Wickham, an old man, nursing a patient at Dallas, went out on a porch and sat down. In a few minutes he was a corpse. It happened in Dallas.
Remains of the late Bishop Ward, who departed this life in Japan, are expected in San Francisco October 22, to be from there forwarded to Houston, interment to be there.
Fourteen miles Northwest of Paris Mrs. C.M. Stewart fell off a gallery and broke her neck. Only her baby was with her at the time, her husband being in a field picking cotton. Some persons passing along the road discovered the woman lying in the yard. The child was in the house asleep. The presumption is Mrs. Stewart fainted and fell from the gallery.
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