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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
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
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
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
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 NEWS
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.
CUT HIS SKULL
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.
LEWD WOMEN MUST GO
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 NEWS
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
Our town is still improving.
NO CHANCE TO LYNCH HIM
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.
ASSAULTED A JAILER
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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