The Interurban (electric) road between Dallas and Fort Worth did an immense business during the holidays




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The ARLINGTON JOURNAL, Arlington, Texas. 1904

Thursday January 7, 1904


The Interurban (electric) road between Dallas and Fort Worth did an immense business during the holidays.

Thursday January 7, 1904 ALL OVER TEXAS.


Near Mountainview, Ok., Dick Gerber (?), aged 14, was accidentally killed while on Rainey (?) Mountain hunting.


While returning from a social gathering near Rockwood, eighteen miles south of Santa Anna, Tuesday night, Willie Livingstone’s horse fell and fatally injured him.


The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Tate, living in the Caddo Mills community, died Friday from the effects of burns received Tuesday by falling into the fire.


T. Sisk, a farmer who lives eleven miles west on the Benbrook road, killed a large black eagle.

The eagle measured seven feet one inch from tip to tip of the wings, and the talons measured eight inches in the spread.


Jim Hamkins, a popular young merchant at China Springs, died and his place of business was closed, pending arrangements for winding up the business. Burglars entered the place and took a part of the stock away.


William Johnson, negro porter for the Southern Pacific, who was shot while his train was standing at the depot of El Paso city, died of his wounds. State Ranger J. B. Bean, after a preliminary hearing, was bound over to the grand jury on the charge of shooting the negro.


The gunboat Bennington and the torpedo boat destroyers Peeble and Paul Jones and the transports Sherman and Buford, have sailed for Panama in accordance with instructions received from the navy department.


Sam Knox was killed by shooting at Ewing’s store in the Brazos bottom.


Mrs. Amanda Bentley, for many years United States commissioner for this district, died at her home in Dallas Friday, aged 78 years.


The Central Texas ‘Possum and Tater Club’ pulled off its annual feast in Waco Tuesday night. Many State notables were present and “much heap big talk” was mixed with the eating and drinking.


Thursday January 7, 1904 Gen. Longstreet Dead.

Atlanta, Ga.: Gen. James Longstreet, soldier, statesman and diplomat, and the last lieutenant general of the Confederate Army with the exception of Gen. Gordon, died in Gainesville, Ga., Saturday from an attack of acute pneumonia. He had been ill two days. Gen. Longstreet was a sufferer from cancer of one eye, but his general health had been good until Wednesday, when he was seized with a sudden cold, developing later into pneumonia of a violent nature. He was 84 years of age. He is survived by his wife, four sons and a daughter. He was buried in Gainesville, which has been his home since the Civil War.


Thursday January 7, 1904 Three Brothers Die of Pneumonia.

Sulphur Springs: Pneumonia is still fatal in this town. A. J. Brinker died Saturday night and W. E. Brinker Sunday night. These make three deaths in the Brinker families in eight days. The three brothers were prominent in business and old settlers in this town and country. Mrs. Avinger died with the same disease Sunday night. She was a near neighbor of the Brinkers and assisted in the sick room. She was sick only about forty-eight hours.


Thursday January 7, 1904 HOLIDAY MATINEE TURNED IN FEW

MINUTES TO FEARFUL TRAGEDY

564 PERSONS DIE IN FIRE IN CHICAGO THEATER

Men, Women and Children Burned, Suffocated or Trampled Beneath Rushing Feet---People in Galleries Cut Off from All Escape and Await an Awful Fate---Firemen and Police in Heroic Rescue Work---Bodies Found Piled in Heaps.

(There follows a long descriptive story of the Iroquois theatre fire of December 30, 1903. 602 died in the panic rushing for the exits. Comedian Eddie Foy heroically tried to calm the crowd.)


Thursday January 7, 1904 Touching Incident in a Theatre.

St. Louis: Between the acts Saturday night at the Century Theater C. H. Congdon, who said that he was from Chicago, arose from his seat and related incidents of the Iroquois Theater tragedy. He had proceeded only a few minutes when some one in the audience began to sing, “Nearer, My God, to Thee,” which was immediately taken up by the whole audience, the orchestra joining in with an accompaniment.

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