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A Man's Arm is a Sad Plight, Caused by Being Cut with a
Plow - An Interesting Case on Trial at Denton.
Denton, Tex., April 4, Mr. Jacob Cole, a
prosperous farmer living nine miles north-west of here, is suffering from a
very strange and dangerous case of blood poisoning, and is hardly expected
to live. Several days ago while he was plowing he accidentally stuck
the point of the plow in his hand, which caused him from the first very
great pain. The wound looked to be trivial, but a physician was sent
for, however, on the next day, but the hand and arm was at that time in a
bad condition, and while it seemed necessary to amputate, it was thought by
the physicians that he could not survive the shock which would naturally
follow. The flesh of his hand, it is said, has sloughed from the
bone. What caused so small a wound to so suddenly assume such a
malignant form is difficult to understand.
The case of the State of Texas vs. Bob Stephens, a colored
barber, which has been on trial since last Wednesday, was concluded and
submitted to the jury at noon today, and is still in their hands. The
case has elicited a great deal of interest here, as the fire which he was
charged with kindling was that which consumed almost the whole of the east
side of the square of this city last July. Stephens had always
heretofore had the reputation of being an honest and industrious negro, and
consequently had a number of friends among the good citizens of this place,
who believed him innocent. The case was very hotly contested both pro
Charged with the Postoffice Robbery
Annona, Tex., April 4, Last night, Officer
Whitlow came up from Clarksville and arrested Dude Walker at his store about
daylight this morning. He is charged with robbing the Queen City
postoffice last Monday night.
Found Hanging to a Tree
Birmingham, Ala, April 4, Roxie Elliott, a
negro school teacher who was in jail at Centreville, Bibb county, charged
with murdering her infant child, was found hanging to a tree with her neck
Decatur, Tex., April 4, Jessie Morris,
constable from Alvord, came in on the morning train with one George McMillan,
whom he had arrested in Gainesville on yesterday morning. McMillan is
charged with the theft of two mules from D. N. Wright near Crofton on
Wednesday night. One of the mules was found on Sandy, about ten miles
from home, on Thursday. The other mule was found in a livery stable in
Gainesville where McMillan had placed it. McMillan claims to be from
DeKalb county, Tenn., and had when arrested a tax receipt dated February
1891, made in DeKalb county, Tenn. to George McMillan. He claims to
have traded for the mule in Montague county, and resisted arrest when found
by the officers.
The G. A. R. Condemns the Century Report of the
Treatment of Confederate Prisoners.
Indianapolis, Ind., April 4, A good deal of
feeling is exhibited here among the ex-soldiers over the article in the
Century magazine for April, charging that the Confederate prisoners of war
almost starved, and that they ate rats and dogs, and were furnished with
insufficient clothing, cruelly treated, etc. during the war. W. R.
Holtaway, private secretary to Governor Martin during the war says that the
statement is untrue.
THE BOYS FIGHT
A White Boy Shoots a Negro Who Was Attempting to Strike
Galveston, Tex., April 4, Last night a lot of
white and negro boys congregated at a grocery corner at Twenty-fifth street
and avenue P. A quarrel sprang up between them and resulted in several
scrapping matches. A negro boy, Lawrence Jones, aged sixteen years,
attempted to assassinate Willie Kahn, a white boy about the same age with a
club. Willie drew a 32-caliber Colt's and shot Jones in the left
breast, just above the nipple, inflicting a slight wound. Willie, who
is quite a bright boy, was arrested after midnight on the charge of assault
with intent to murder, and was sent to jail. The officer making the
arrest saw the negro boy Jones at home in bed and says that the wound is
slight, and that his parents would not let them take him to the hospital for
United States Court at El Paso.
El Paso, Tex., April 4, United States Consul
A. J. Sampson has arrived in Juarez with his bride.
The United States district court will convene for the April
term next Monday morning at the county court room. Judge Maxey will
April 5, 1891 (page
A DAY OFF
TEXAS' LAWMAKERS AND A LARGE PART OF FRIENDS
Take a Jaunt to Aransas Pass and Corpus Chirsti-Congressman
Cluberson to Speak Thursday Next.
Austin, Tex., April 4, Congressman Culberson
will arrive here next Wednesday and addres the faithful in representative
hall Thursday night, according to the present programme.
THE CAPITOL DESERTED.
At least the Solons and a Number of Friends Took in the
Austin, Tex., April 4, The capitol wears a
deserted and lonely aspect to-day, nearly all the solons went, a few of them
to their homes and the remainder on the excursion to Aransas Pass and Corpus
Christi. Three coaches were filled by the excursionalists that left
here at 6 o'clock this morning. The coaches were not only filled but
packed and crammed with men and women, eager to enjoy the luxury of a free
ride to the coast. Several who went to the depot, taking in the
situation, returned and blessed themselves every hour of the day since for
having gumption enough to stay at home instead of being trampled on and
galloped over the the next three days in overcrowded cars. The
excursionalists will return, according to programme, Monday night.
Eighteen Divorces Granted at Paris in a Single Day.
Paris, Tex., April 4, Yesterday was
emancipation day in the state district court and the following couples were
freed from the yoke of connubial bondage.
S. J. Lewis vs. Rhoda, alias Lee Lewis, divorce and custody
of children granted plaintiff.
Kate Rannells vs. Wade Rannells, divorce and custody of
children granted plaintiff.
Mary J. Herring vs. S. H. Herring, divorce granted.
Mollie Bonner vs. John Bonner, divorce granted.
Minnie B. Graham vs. Wm. C. Graham, divorce granted and
maiden name restored.
Prince Harmon vs. Sarah Harmon, divorce granted.
A. L. Rolen vs. W. W. Rolen, dismissed.
Aaron McDonald vs. Theny McDonald, divorce granted.
Mary Matley vs. W. M. Matley, divorce granted
Susie Herrel vs. Ark Herrel, divorce granted.
Calvin Smith vs. Annie Smith, divorce granted.
Eliza Lindsay vs. Allen Lindsay, divorce granted.
Hettie Johnson vs. Robert Johnson, divorce and custody of
children granted plaintiff.
Lee Eubanks vs. Laura Eubanks, divorce granted.
Sam Titsworth vs. Dora Titsworth, divorce granted.
Mary E. Wortham vs. Tom Wortham, divorce granted defendant.
George Diser vs. Mary Diser, divorce granted.
Henry C. Conway vs. Belle Conway, divorce granted.
GROUND FOR THE COMPLAINT
That Deputy Marshals from the Paris District Have Made
Arrests in Oklahoma.
Paris, Tex., April 4, Several days ago a
dispatch sent form Arkansas City, Kan., stated that complaint had been made
to Governor Steele of Oklahoma to the effect that citizens of that territory
had complained that deputy marshals from Paris had gone into No-Man's-Land
and other points in Oklahoma and made arrests on frivolous and trumped-up
charges. The attention of Attorney-General Miller was called to the
matter. He was informed that no deputy marshal from the Paris court
had been in that country in the past nine months. Yesterday a letter
was received at the marshal's office from the marshal of Oklahoma stating
that W. C. Simmons of Hardesty, Oklahoma, had written him that he had been
arrested by a deputy marshal of the Northern district of Texas for larceny
and carried to Dallas and placed in jail. If this be true there is
room for the complaint, as the Northern district has no jurisdiction over
any portion of the Indian country and has not had for more than two
years. But it occasions no surprise that they have done this, as they
have shown a strange disposition to ignore acts of congress and department
instructions in persisting in making arrests in the Indian country since the
small jurisdiction they once had was taken from them.
Deputy Marshal Sam Lindsey came in with Jake Roberts, who
is charged with committing highway robbery near Tishomingo, I.T. on the 29th
of January. It seems that two men named Standiver lived in the same
house. On the day the crime is alleged to have been committed one of
the men drew $100. Later on two men went to their house and held up
one of them and robbed him of about $15. The testimony shows that
Roberts is one of the men.
April 20, 1891
A Young Men's Christian association has been organized at
The Presbytery of Eastern Texas is to meet at the
Presbyterian church in Crockett on next Tuesday, the 21st, at 8 p. m.
Dr. Crozier of Palestine is to preach the opening sermon.
Valley Mills, April 18, There is considerable
interest manifested in the revival going on at the Baptist church. Our
school continues to flourish under the management of Professor J. B. Layne
and his worthy assistant. Our people are proud of the school here and
will be glad to retain Professor Layne another year.
Terrell, April 18, Rev. Joseph Jones is booked
to arrive at Terrell on the 30th of April to commence a meeting at the
Methodist church. Rev. F. A. Rosser is making necessary arrangements
for the meeting.
The Ladies' guild of the Episcopal church netted quite a
little sum by dinner and art exhibit to-day.
Carrolton, April 17, The Union Baptist church
will celebrate the forty-fifth anniversary on the 10th of May.
Distinguished speakers are invited and looked for. This is the second
oldest church in North Texas, Lonesome Dove church in Tarrant county is the
Fairfield, April 17, The Baptist church has
been completed and services held several times, yet the church had not been
dedicated: but will be as soon as all indebtedness is paid off.
Brookston, April 19, The ladies of the
Methodist church will give an entertainment Friday night, April 24, for the
benefit of the church. A good number of visitors are expected from
Honey Grove, Petty and Paris to attend.
The construction of the Denton county jail is under
way. It is to be of pressed brick and stone, 54x59 feet, and cost
The corner stone of the large Rosenberg building at
Hallettville has been laid.
Beeville's artesian well is on the downward way.
The commissioners of Limestone county have awarded the
contract for the new courthouse at $58, 700.
Stephenville is rising from her ashes better than
ever. Three new stores are almost completed.
Dr. A. Murchison of Merit has had a well sunk near the town
plat and at sixteen feet struck a good supply of water, but he and others
think it has very much the taste of the famous Mineral Wells water. He
will have it analyzed.
DOSS COUNTY, CLAY COUNTY, TEX.
Democrat Publishing Company, Fort Worth, Tex:
Mr. Editor, Doss City is on the Missouri, Kansas and
Texas Railroad on the line of Montague and Clay counties. This town is
certainly on a boom. The saw and hammer are heard early and late every
day, several business and residence houses are going up and the location and
surroundings are the best for a good town that I ever saw. Town lots
and good farming lands around the town are abundant and cheap and sold on
good time. Crops are good. We have been having some rain and
hail for two or three days. The health ofour town is good, water good,
J. B. SELLMAN.
TEXAS NEWS AND NOTES.
The Cisco and Eastland lodges of I.O.O.F. will celebrate at
Cisco the Seventy-second anniversary of the order on April 25.
The stock show last Saturday at McGregor was well attended
by those having showy stock horses, and many citizens viewed the fine bloods
with delight. The exhibit was confined principally to stallions.
Ennis, April 18, Rev. J. A. Pace, who has been
holding a protracted meeting in Dallas county for the past ten days,
Holland, April 18, The firm of R. H. Underwood
& Co, of this place, has dissolved by mutual consent. Murphy
assuming all liabilities of said firm.
Terrell, April 17, The supply fire company No.
3, elected the following officers to-day: Moss Phillips, foreman; Albert
Monday, first assistant; Taylor Phillips, second assistant; Ravenal Andrews,
TEXAS MINES AND MINERALS
Terrell, April 18, The coal find is creating
some speculation and efforts will be made to get at the facts. The
quality and quantity of coal supposed to be here would be an immense thing
for Texas and especially Terrell.
Terrell, April 15, Since 5 o'clock much
excitement prevails over the fact of the coal find at the asylum artesian
well. A. Ferrell and John McGraw, having examined the samples of the
coal, pronounced it equal to the Piedmont and other mines. The coal is
found in a vein twelve feet thick, 2000 feet under the surface. If these are
facts, then Terrell has a corner on future prospects. The people are
much agitated over the fact, which beats a gold mine.
TWENTY MURDER CASES.
The Number Docketed, Including Those from the Territory,
to Come Up at the Paris Term
Paris, Tex, April 19, Hon. David E. Bryant,
judge of the Eastern district, came down from Sherman and will to-morrow
open the April term of the court at this place. Covering as it does
the Indian country, it has a large criminal docket, including over twenty
KILLED HIS BROTHER
Two Youths, Brothers, Quarrel, and One is Killed.
Cookville, Tex., April 19, Yesterday evening
about 3 o'clock, six miles north of Cookville, Charles May and Reuben May,
N. C. May's sons, became engaged in an altercatrion in which Charles May
knocked Reuben May over the head with a hoe handle twice, and immediately
Reuben May stabbed Charles May in the main artery of the neck, Charles May
dying immediately. The two brothers were fourteen and sixteen years
Since the killing the justice of the peace of the precinct
has had a coroner's inquest, and bound Reuben May over to await the action
of teh grand jury which meets to-morrow, the 20th.
Mount Pleasant, Tex., April 19, A terrible
tragedy was enacted yesterday evening about 4 o'clock ten miles northeast of
this place. N. C. May and a younger brother were at work in a field
when a quarrel arose between them, the younger brother striking the older on
the head with a hoe handle, knocking him down. When he arose he drew
his knife and stabbed his young brother to the heart, killing him
instantly. Sheriff G. B. Dickson is ?? ????? after the murderer.
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