- Gainesville, Tex., Jan. 4, Rev. Dr. Hayden
of Dallas, editor of the Baptist and Herald, will preach at the Baptist
church in this city to-morrow at 11 a. m., after which five deacons will
- Harvey Hulen and D. W. Gordon have been appointed on
the board of jury commissioners. Capt. Smelser was appointed also,
but was afterward excused upon the grounds that he is a citizen of
- The fourth quarterly meeting of the North Dixon street
Methodist Episcopal church will be held to-day and to-morrow, Jan. 4 and
5. The first service will be held Saturday night at 7
o'clock. Rev. H. Webb, presiding elder of the panhandle district,
will be present and conduct all of the services.
- The funeral of little Lulu May Wright yesterday was
largely attended. The church where the services were held was
beautifully decorated with evergreens and mistletoe. The choir was
composed of the schoolmates, grade 6, Belcher school, led my Miss
Sneldon, their teacher.
- Mr. J. A. Underwood of Wilson, I. T., was in the city
to-day and employed legal counsel to take steps to recover a wagon and
team confiscated from him by deputy marshals a few days ago in the
Chickasaw Nation just across Red river from Gainesville.
- Mr. Underwood states that he had been to Gainesville
and purchased a small amount of liquor for christmas purposes for
himself and one or two of his near neighbors, and while in this city
some one put deputy marshals on his trail, who followed him to the
territory and arrested him, charging him with being a whisky
peddler. He was taken to Purcell before Commissioner Hocker, who
held him in bond of $300 for his appearance at the next term of the
United States court at Paris.
- Mr. Underwood readily filed the required bond, and was
released form custody, but his wagon and team were kept by the officers,
who it is said took the property to Paris and turned it over to the
United States marshal, as confiscated goods and chattels. Mr.
Underwood says he is not a whisky peddler, and was not taking the liquor
found in his possession to the nation to sell it. He feels that an
outrage has been perpetrated upon him, and he will appeal to the
government courts and ascertain if there is not relief for him
- Newspaper Man Assaulted - The Courts
- Sulphur Springs, Tex., Jan. 4, An assault
occurred on the west side of the square this evening at 5 o'clock in
which Elmo (or Kid) Barnett struck Jeff C. Jones on the back of his
hand, felling him to the ground. The blow was struck from behind
and as Mr. Jones was walking up the street. It took him wholly
unawares, as nothing of the kind was said to be expected. Mr.
Jones is one of the proprietors of the Sulphur Springs Gazette, and for
several weeks has made war on the sporting fraternity here under the nom
de plume of Lounger. A few days ago, it leaked out as to who
Lounger was, and this is supposed to be the cause of the
- Jones wounds are serious, but not necessarily fatal.
- Barnett is under arrest and from the many expressions
of condemnation heard on every hand should he be able to make bond it
would be safer that he kept moving.
- The county court closed a two weeks term this evening,
transacting considerable business. Eighteen cases against the St.
Louis, Arkansas and Texas railway company were transferred to the
district court on account of one of the bondsmen for the road being
related to the county judge within the third degree, which disqualifies
- CRAZED BY RELIGION
- Leavenworth, Kan., Jan. 4, The vicinity of
High prairie, ten miles from this city, has lately been the scene of a
religious revival that has greatly excited the people of the
community. In some instances, persons have gone crazy with enthusiasm.
Word has been received here yesterday of two cases of insanity, and the
insane persons came near losing their lives.
- During the revival about two weeks ago, a brother and
sister, Frank and Minnie Boland, became so enthusiastic and excited over
religion that they lost their reason. They were living alone, and
no one noticed their condition. Thursday evening a couple of
persons passing Boland's house noticed smoke issuing from it. On
gaining entrance they found a well kindled fire on the floor of one of
the rooms, with brother and sister in an almost nude condition, singing
religious songs and dancing around it, seemingly getting ready for
cremation. The fire was finally put out, and brother and sister
overpowered. When questioned about the fire, Minnie replied that
the Lord had made the fire, and they would not put it out. Late
yesterday evening they were placed in jail, where they will remain until
a method of treatment for their case has been determined on.
- Horse Thief - New Comers
- Snyder, Tex., Jan. 4, Some two weeks ago a
horse was stolen on the Spur ranch in Kent county and Deputy Sheriff
John Falkner of this county, and J. W. Standifer, sheriff of Crosby
county, went in search of the rogues. Yesterday Falkner returned,
bringing with him a party who is accused of the felony. They
followed him several hundred miles, and finally discovered the missing
horse near Endee, N. M. In a few days he was found , surrounded by
several of his pals. There is some talk of his turning state's evidence;
and if he does it will probably involve a great many in the lower
panhandle. There is something rotten between the panhandle and New
- Standifer of Crosby county is undoubtedly one of the
best officers in Texas. His daring feats last winter on the plains
is without a parallel in Texas history.
- W. E. Farmer of Minneola arrived here last week with
his family and will now be a citizen of Snyder.
- Dr. S. T. Culbertson of Hico has located here.
- Rev. J. L. Simpson of Ennis now claims Snyder as
- R. M. Cumbie of Alexander has bought a section
cornering with the town, section and ere long will be here with his
- P. J. Ingle of Alvarado is already here with his family
and will immediately begin the erection of a magnificent residence.
- This is but a partial list of the new arrivals.
Every day they come by ones, twos, threes and even dozens.
- The News correspondent has just returned from a ramble
over the county, and never before has he seen grass and cattle in such
- MURDER AND SUICIDE
- A Terrible Tragedy in the German Quarter of Williamsburg, N.Y.
- New York, Jan. 4, In the German quarter of
Williamsburg a terrible murder and suicide was reported shortly before
noon today. A man named Franklin killed his wife and child and
then committed suicide. A man called at the sixth precinct station
house and stated that no member of the Franklin family, who lived in the
rear of 180 Munger street, had been seen since last Wednesday. He
thought something was wrong. Two officers went to the house.
One effected an entrance through the front window. All was quiet
in the house but passing to the bedroom Franklin was found sitting on
the edge of the bed with a revolver grasped in his right hand. As
the officer was about to enter the man drove him out of the room at the
point of the weapon. Then a pistol shot rang out. The
officer rushed in and found taht Franklin has shot himself through the
left breast. He was not yet dead, but his wife and 3-year-old
child were lying dead on the same bed. Franklin died soon
after. Both victims had been shot through the heart. From
appearances they had been dead two or three days.
- Way of the Winchester
- Paris, Tex., Jan 4, A bloody fight took
place in the Chickasaw nation twenty-five miles east of Ardmore
yesterday morning, in which a negro named Pink Ford killed another negro
named Charlie Varner. Ford had charge of some horses belonging to
another party, and Varner rode one of them without his permission.
This angered Ford and he went in search of Varner with a winchester.
Failing to find him he returned home and found Varner there. A
fight immediately ensued in which Ford shot Varner dead with his
rifle. Ford immediately surrendered to Deputy Marshal Little, who
arrived here with him this afternoon and lodged him in jail.
- Jan 8, 1890 Dallas Morning News
- Adolph Eisenberg
- Mexia, Tex., Jan. 7, Died of disease of the kidneys at his home this
morning, Adolph Eisenberg. Mr. Eisenberg was on of our most
respected citizens. He was about 56 years old, and had been a
resident of Mexia since 1873. All the Hebrew business houses were
closed during the funeral this evening at 2 o'clock, showing their
respect for him. He was buried under the auspices of the knights
- Lucy Latimer
- Marshall, Tex., Jan. 7, Mrs. Lucy
Latimer, consort of Clifton Latimer, died at the family
residence. Deceased leaves a husband and eleven children.
- Carl Frederick Wolz
- Marshall, Tex., Jan 7, Carl Frederick
Wolz, well known in business circles, died here yesterday. The
funeral ceremonies were conducted by the knights of pythias. He
was also a member of the fire department.
- Mrs. Mira Shields
- Jefferson, Tex., Jan. 7, Mrs. Mira
Shields dropped dead at her home last night with heart disease.
- Mrs. Joel Glass
- Brenham, Tex., Jan. 7, Private
dispatches from Bellville state that Mrs. Glass died there
to-day. She is the widow of Joel Glass, who was killed here last
- Aaron Clafilin
- New York, Jan. 7, Aaron Clafilin, the
well known dry goods man of this city, died at his home in Brooklyn