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Early Texas newspaper extracts containing genealogy data.  Obits, marriage and death notices.  Events and happenings across the state of Texas are included in this collection.
Fort Worth Gazette
Fort Worth, Texas Newspaper Extractions 1893
Various clippings mentioning people all over Texas.
This page contains September 1893
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September 1, 1893
Italy, Ellis county, Tex., Aug 30. (Special) last night Rev. A. D. Brooks, pastor of the Baptist church, closed a ten-days meeting.  During the services, there were twenty-four additions to the church. 

The Southwestern Normal college opens Sept. 4, and quite a number of families are moving into town, in order to be ready for the beginning of the session.  There will be a normal class organized at the opening of the school and continue for a term of six weeks for the benefit of young teachers.

C. Marder of Kansas City, Mo, recently moved to our town and opened a gents' furnishing and shoe store.

Cotton is coming in rapidly, both gins running this week.  The oil mill promises to be ready for operation in the near future.

Prof. N. J. Foster was buried at Glenwood today.  Died of typhoid fever.  Prof. Foster had accepted a position with Prof. Parsons in the Southwestern Normal college and the citizens of Italy regret his death.  Though he had never lived here, he had some warm friends in our town.

Hamilton, Tex., Aug 31 (Special) Fine rains have visited all parts of this county, which will greatly benefit late cotton.  It will also insure plenty of stock water, which has been badly needed and make the fall sheep range very fine.  Cotton will yield over one-fourth of a crop.

Work began on the new $16,000 jail this morning and it will be completed by January.

Axtell, Tex., Aug 31 (Special)  Bob Garrison, while drunk was thrown from his horse and killed last night.  He had been drinking for some little time and mounting his horse started home in a run; did not go but about 100 yards when his horse threw him, with the above results.  He was found dead this morning.
Alvarado, Tex, Aug 31 (Special)  The Alvarado art school exhibition closed today.  The exhibit consisted of 126 peices of work, in crayon and oil.
Honorable mention was made of the following work: 
Crayon figures, copies, by Miss Celeste Ratillio?;  crayon portraits, copies by Miss Maggie Norman; crayon musical instruments, still-life, by Miss Jettie Patrick; crayon figure, copy by Miss Bessie Shultz; crayon portrait, copy, by Miss Nannie Mallicote; crayon portrait, copy, by Mrs. Willie T. McGee; oil portrait, copy, by Mrs. A. R. Lawson; oil figure, copy, by Mrs. Joseph Smith; oil flowers, still-life, by Mrs. W. Perren; oil fruit, still-life, by Miss Ida Lamothe; oil landscape, copy, by Mrs. R. P. Sansome; oil vegetalbes, still-life, by Mrs. J. W. St. John; oil figure, copy, by Miss Lodie Norman; oil landscape, copy, by Miss Birdie Griffin; oil landscape, copy by Miss Lizzie Roberts; oil landscape, copy, by Miss Mettie Denns?.


Honey Grove, Tex., Aug 31 (Special)  A man by the name of J. S. Bosman was put off the Texas and Pacific 2:41 passenger train a few days ago, about two and one-half miles west of town, and had the second segment of his right leg badly injured by getting the fibula broken in the lower third and the tibia dislocated at the ankle.  The bones were set by a physician from this place, and the injury is reported to be a very serious one.

Quite a number of culverts and drain boxes are being put in and the streets graded and cleaned up in first-class style.

The elegant frame dwelling of R. J. Thomas, cashier of the Planters National bank is completed and is now (paper is splotched here).

New Birmingham, Tex., Aug (Special)  Bill Gray, a negro boy about 15 years, while shooting rabbits in the suburbs of town, was instantly killed by the breech pin of his gun blowing out, breaking through the skull and penetrating the brain.
Waco, Tex., Aug 31 (Special)  Charles Nine, the negro who was shot last night is still alive, but the wound is considered fatal.  The ball passed through the kidneys and lodged just under the skin in the back.  William Mitchell, the shootist, is in jail awaiting the results of his work.

Col R. M. Wynne of Fort Worth is in the city.  He said the black flaggers were still "chawing" on his letter, and his ideas would win in the end.  A particular emphasis was placed on the work "win".  He is in the city on business.

Wichita Falls, Tex., Aug 30 (Special)  John Cook, ex-city marshal and Jack Davee a tough, became involved in a difficulty this morning at 2 o'clock.  Cook received a blow on the head just above the left temple with a sharp instrument which cut a gash one inch in length, going entirely through the skull bone, exposing the brain.  He is resting easy at present but if inflammation should set in, the wound may prove fatal.  Davie is in jail.

September 3, 1893
The Gang of Bill Fights United States Marshals - Several Killed - A Bloody Encounter.
Arkansas City, Kan., Sept 2 - A posse of United States marshals and the Dalton gang of bank and train robbers met at Ingalls, Payne county, Oklahoma this morning.  Two of the deputy marshals - Speed and Shadley were killed, and a third named Houston was fatally wounded.  N. A. Walker, N. D. Murray, G. W. Ranson and a boy named Briggs were wounded, and a young man named Wilson was killed.
Officials were informed that the gang was in town and drove out to arrest them and were fired on by the outlaws when they dismounted.  The fire was returned and the outlaws started for their horses.  Bill Dalton's horse was killed by Shadley and as the horse fell Dalton got on his feet and pumped four shots in rapid succession into the body of Shadley with his Winchester.
"Arkansas Tom" was one of the outlaws, who was held at bay in a frame hotel where he took refuge.  Messengers were sent to Stillwater for assistance and the sheriff left at once with a possee for the scene.  The outlaw finally surrendered.  It is thought that he is the man who killed Deputy Marshal Speed and the Simmons boy and wounded Marshal Houston.  He is now in the Stillwater jail, guarded by a posse.  There were six men in the gang, five of whom escaped, but they are being pursued by a large posse.
Cherokee Land Run
Arkansas City, Kan., Sept. 2 -  A careful estimate of the people now on the border in the vicinity of Arkansas City awaiting the opening of the strip, can be placed at 10,000.  There are at least 300 people in Arkansas City who are residing in comfortable homes, and some engaged in business in the city, who make the run.  Since the issuing of the proclamation, the daily arrivals are large and a number are coming in on the trains who are purchasing ponies and saddles and getting ready for the grand opening.  It will be twelve days now until the registering booths are open and ready for business, and unless they come in faster than at the present rate, not over 30,000 or 40,000 people will get their certificates from the Arkansas City booth.  It is estimated that more people will enter the strip from this point than any other place on either the north or south lines.  Kildare would have probably made the best town in the strip had it been located at Willow Springs and been designated a land office.  All Arkansas City people had their eyes on this town, but since its location so far north and the land office given to Perry, the county seat of the county south, Kildare seems to be losing its grip.
The people of Oklahoma and especially of Guthrie, will use every means to make Perry a city of 15,000or 20,000 people within the short space of six or eight months, and will no doubt succeed.  Pond Creek and Enid will make good towns, but the odds seem to be on Perry.  The land office at Perry has already been completed.  All sorts of rumors are afloat about the mode of entering.  Some claim that Secretary Smith will make all go in afoot.  Others that no trains will be allowed to enter and carry passengers; and still others that the trains will enter, but only be allowed to run at a speed of five miles an hour, while a few think that Secretary Smith will rule that all who want claims must enter in a lumber wagon drawn by a span of white horses and driven by a red-headed girl.  Notwithstanding all this talk, those who intend winning are purchasing good saddles and horses, feeding dry feed and training the animals to run a good long distance.

September 4, 1893
Denison, Tex, Sept. 3 (Special)  Fireman, E. E. Belows, who was so seriously injured early Saturday morning by being knocked from the Missouri, Kansas and Texas train at Mingus is still unconscious.  The physician will hope for a change.
Belton, Tex., Sept. 3, (Special)  At the men's meeting held this afternoon, conducted by Rev. Sid Williams, a motion was made that a committee of 200 sign a notice to the lewd women of the town that they must leave in a specified time.  The names were procured and the outcome will be watched with interest.
Wichita Falls, Tex., Sept. 3 (Special)  
Mrs. Lucie M. Lee, wife of J. W. Lee, a prominent grocer merchant of this city, died this morning of consumption.

Josh Cook, who had his skull split open in a difficulty with Jack Davie several days ago, mention of which was made in the Gazette at the time, is still alive, but in a critical condition.  Davee is in jail waiting the result of Cook's injuries.

Bridgeport, Tex., Sept 3  (Special)  Z. S. Gulley, living at Gumm, two miles west of here, had a new two horse, single-seat, side-spring buggy and harness stolen from his barn last night.  Buggy made my Moon Bros., paint worn off hind axle, next left wheel.  Mr. Gulley offers $25 reward for the recovery of the buggy and harness.

Our town is still improving.

Houston, Tex., Sept 3 (Special)   This morning about 8 o'clock, a neat and comely girl of 8 years, was enticed onto the premises of Dr. Flewellen, which a colored family is caring for during his absence at the World's fair.  The child was there ravished by a negro named Henry Wright.  The child will die and the colored population is greatly exercised.  Wright is in jail and there is not chance to lynch him.
Marlin, Tex., Sept 3 (Special)  This morning about 7 o'clock when Jailer Morris went to feed the prisoners, Ed. Pollick, who was confined for assault to murder, rushed onto Morris, and after a hard fight, succeeded by his superior strength and weight in taking Morris' pistol away from him.  He then made the colored cook tie up the dogs and ran for the woods in a southerly direction, with two or three men after him.  Charley Norwood was crowding him too close and shooting at him when he turned, took careful aim and fired at Norwood, but Norwood stepped behind a tree which the bullet hit.  Norwood continued after him, however.  A large posse, fully armed, is out after him now.
Mr. Morris has a deep gash about three inches long in his forehead and his face and hands bruised and cut in a dreadful condition.
Ed Pollick is a copper-colored negro with high cheek bones, has recently turned out a mustache, is about 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds or over.  He has served a term in the pen, and it is claimed, killed another convict with a spade while there.




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