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




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Thursday March 10, 1904 ALL OVER TEXAS.

John Terry, under charge of murder for killing Lawrence Batt, was acquitted at Marshall.


A young man named Strasner, living at Shilo, in Wise county, was hurt about a month ago. In jumping over a stump he fell, causing injuries from which he died a few days since.


Ed Tate, a young freight brakeman of the Katy, was run over and killed near Bastrop by his train. Deceased was reared in Belton and was a son of Tom Tate, an old engineer in the Katy service and at present running on the Belton branch.


In a difficulty between James Mobley and William Henry at Minter, 20 miles southeast of Paris, Henry was shot in the arm, which was shattered, and he is in a critical condition. Mobley surrendered and will be held pending the result.


A report from Ozona says that N. C. Rogers, a substantial woolgrower of Sheffield, was shot and dangerously wounded by a Mexican sheep herder in his employ. The Mexican was afterward shot and killed while resisting arrest by a sheriff’s posse.


At Sherman the jury in the case of Mary Gilmore, a negro woman charged with the murder of Hanna Smith last fall, returned a verdict finding the defendant guilty of manslaughter and assessed her punishment at two years in the penitentiary.


Elnora Bivens, a negro woman, was arrested at Waco on a charge of poisoning her husband, Jim Bivens, by putting the deadly drug into his food. Jim Bivens is in dangerous condition still and may not recover.


Thursday March 10, 1904 A Fatal Saloon Affray.

Dallas: Tom Abernathy, aged about 52 years, was shot and instantly killed at 12:15 o’clock Saturday morning by W. H. Diggs, barkeeper at Sam Curtis’ saloon. The shooting took place in the saloon. Diggs, who was at once arrested by the police, admitted that he did the shooting, but stated that it was done in self-defense. The room was filled with broken glass from tumblers and from the globe of an electric light, which Diggs indicated as evidences of the attack. He also showed his shirt torn to ribbons at the collar and sleeves, and a ripped place at the lobe of this left ear. Witnesses say that as Abernathy grasped the bartender’s collar, reaching across the counter, Diggs reached below and seized a revolver, firing one shot at such close range that Abernathy staggered back through the door and fell on the sidewalk, with his clothing on fire.


Thursday March 10, 1904 Contract Let.

At a meeting of the School Board Wednesday evening, the contract for erecting the new brick school building was awarded to W. C. Weeks of this place for $11200. Work is to begin in ten days and be completed in 100 days. E. H. Silven of Dallas is to be supervising architect. This is going to make things lively for the next 4 months. There will be 50 or 60 car loads of brick, lime, cement and other structural material to handle, a vast amount of masonry work, carpenter work, painting, etc. Besides it will give a new impetus to the building boom now going on all over town. But best of all will be the big new brick school building itself. This (is) a necessity that we have worked so long and hard for that its consumation will be much appreciated by all, and especially the school children when they start to school again next fall.


Thursday March 10, 1904

J. L. Johnston was called to Arlington Monday night to see his sister, Mrs. R. L. Ditto, who is ill, and not expected to recover.


Thursday March 17, 1904 The Watson Community.

Reed—at his home, on the morning of March 14, Mr. Frank Reed passed peacefully away. With sad and broken hearts, his devoted father, mother, brothers and sisters, and a large company of friends followed the remains to the grave.

He was a motorman for the North Texas Traction Co., and there were thirty-four of his fellow motormen and conductor friends to pay their last tribute to their loved friend. There was not, perhaps, a young man in the entire community more generally loved and highly respected than was Frank Reed.

He realized that he was going to die and gave expressions of positive assurance that he was not afraid to die and that he was “going home to die no more.” The funeral services were conducted by Rev. D. C. Sibley at the cemetery, after which he was laid to rest in the Watson cemetery.

May God bless and comfort the sorrowing family and give us all a spirit of submission to our Father’s will.


Thursday March 17. 1904 Johnson Station.

The little three months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Roy, died Saturday of pneumonia, after an illness of five days.


The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam M. Murray died Friday of measles, and was buried in the cemetery here Saturday.


Thursday March 17, 1904 Ohio Race Riots. (editorial)

The race riot at Springfield, Ohio, last week was one of the fiercest conflicts that has ever taken place between the blacks and whites. At the same time there was a like disturbance at Tempson, Texas, but the Texas affair was tame when compared to the Ohio trouble, and this again demonstrates the fact that the blacks and whites can never live together on equal footing, theoretical though it may be, in peace and harmony, it also demonstrates the fact again, that it is no matter of geography, of north and south, it further demonstrates the pernicious influence of republican agitation of the race question. Ohio people have shed floods of tears over wrongs inflicted on negroes in the south, yet when it comes to a practical solution of negro outrages, they resort to the bullet, the rope, and the torch, with a cruelty and vengeance, seldom equaled and never excelled in the south. These thing sought to teach the people of the north some valuable lessons, and but for “office blindness” they would.


Thursday March 17, 1904 (editorial)

Dallas lost a lot of sweetness on the desert air last week, trying to get the cattlemens convention for 1905. They also lost wholesale lot of cigars, beer and stronger stuff, but it was no go. Other cities may secure every other kind of plum. Conventions, Colleges, Masonic temples, benevolent and state institutions, but never the Cattlemens Convention. That belongs to Fort Worth, and there is no power able to pluck it out of her hands. And it is nothing more than is just and equitable. It is merely a rendering unto Caesar the things which belong to Caesar. As a Christian when he dies wants to go to heaven, so does a cowman while he is alive want to make pilgrimages to Fort Worth, and it would be the veriest and most wanton cruelty, to exile him to some other city.


Thursday March 17, 1904 Norton Hammack.

At 7:30 A.M. on the 11 inst. the spirit of sweet little Norton Hammack left the fever racked body and wended its way to a home in the mansions above where the dear Savior had prepared a place for it. A sweet little bud born on earth to open a full flower in the garden above where it will ever live. No blighting frost to nip it there. Christ said, “suffer little children to come unto me, for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” It is sweet to think our darling is a bright angel now. He was so loving and beloved by all, how much we will miss him; yet “not our will, but thine be done.” The little darling was taken with measles on Friday and on the next Friday he left us. May God comfort the sorrowing parents, grandparents and friends. He was born in Arlington, Texas, to his parents, T. R. and Effie Hammack on Jan. 19, 1901. His stay on earth was short, but O, how sweet! His little body was placed in the Oak Lawn Cemetery Friday afternoon—Funeral services at grave by Rev. Little.

Aunt Lydia.


Thursday March 17, 1904

Frank Reed, a young man about twenty five years old, died at the home of his parents three or four miles northeast of town, Monday morning at 3 o’clock, and was buried Monday evening. Mr. Reed was working on the street cars at Fort Worth until last Wednesday week when he came home suffering from cold and la gripp. This rapidly developed into pneumonia and death followed. He leaves many friends and relatives to mourn his death.


Thursday March 17, 1904

Thirty six fellow Union Carmen came down from Fort Worth to conduct the funeral of Frank Reed who was buried at Watson Chapel Monday afternoon. Rev. D. C. Sibley of this place held the religious exercises.


Thursday March 17, 1904

A telegram was received here Tuesday afternoon from New York announcing the death of Mrs. A. J. Rogers in that City on the morning of the same day. Mrs. Rogers left Dallas a month ago with her husband who was going east to buy goods for his several houses at different points in Texas. The body will be taken to St. Louis for interment. Mr. Rogers has a large circle of friends here and elsewhere who will sympathize with him in this sore affliction.


Thursday March 17, 1904 Buffalo Bill Would Unhook.

Denver, Colo.: A petition for divorce filed in the District Court of Big Horn County, Wyoming, January 9, last, by Col. William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) has just been made public. The complaint charges cruelty and alleges that on December 26, 1900, Mrs. Cody attempted to poison the plaintiff. Another ground on which plaintiff asks a decree is that the marital relation has become intolerable to him by his wife’s refusal to entertain his friends at his former home at North Platte, Neb.


Thursday March 17, 1904 ALL OVER TEXAS.

The decomposed body of an unknown man was found on the banks of Walnut Creek, a short distance from Austin.


At Argyle, Denton County, Lee Sconce was thrown out of his wagon by his team running away. He was seriously, if not fatally, injured.


I. A. Dry, aged seventeen, died Wednesday from the effects of a dose of carbolic acid. He was afflicted with appendicitis and grew despondent.


At San Antonio Mrs. Caroline Schlingman, aged fifty-five died Wednesday morning from the effects of burns caused by her clothing catching fire.


George Buffidy, a fleeing negro, was shot in the back by officers in Sherman, and killed. The officer claimed to have shot to frighten the negro to induce him to stop.


Vince Hudec, a Bohemian farmer living in the Osabe community, near Weimer, died from the effects of poison taken with suicidal intent. Deceased was about 70 years of age.


Mrs. Sarah Stiff died at the home of W. W. Scott, in North McKinney, after a ten days’ illness. She was in her eighty-third year, and was one of the pioneer residents of Collin County.


The electric clock which is to be placed in the city hall tower at Waco has arrived and will be put up at once. The face will be illuminated by electric lights, enabling all to get the time.


The Floto Shows that have spent this winter in Dallas have decided to erect permanent winter quarters there on account of the equable climate and railway and commercial advantages.


Charles A. Easterwood, who was run over and killed by a train in Fort Worth Monday was well known in Waxahachie, having recently moved from that place to Fort Worth.


Thursday March 17, 1904 Secret Society of Italian Murderers.

Altoona, Pa: The delirious ravings of an Italian boy who had been stabbed and left for dead, gave a clew to what detectives here believe is the most dangerous Italian society in existence. Thirty murders in three counties are ascribed to this society and no conviction has been secured. The murders were committed among the Italians working on railroad improvements in this county, and in every case the detectives were baffled.


Thursday March 17, 1904 Preparing to Hang Smith.

Waxahachie: Preparations for the hanging of Brozier Smith, the convicted wife slayer, will begin here this week. The hanging will not occur in the jail, which has no suitable place, but will probably take place near the National Compress, on the outskirts of the city. The rope with which Fred Sawyer was hanged here about five years ago, and which has been used in sixteen hangings in the State, will be used by Sheriff Binnick in this execution.


Thursday March 17, 1904

Miss Mary Sherrill, aged 17 years, was severely burned at her home near Tota, Parker county, a few days ago, and died Saturday from the effects. She was the daughter of a prominent farmer.


Dallas pool room men are planning a scheme to re-open the pool rooms so as to evade the recent laws against their operation.


Thursday March 17, 1904

Wood Smith was tried in the Dallas County courts in 1898 on a charge of having murdered H. J. Spillers, a Garland merchant. Smith was adjudged insane and ordered sent to the asylum at Terrell where he has remained until he escaped Thursday night.


Signora Guiseppina Reina, a wealthy woman who has just died at Milan, has demonstrated her profound veneration for Pope Pius by leaving His Holiness $50,000.


Selma La Desma, a Mexican farmer, who lived six miles east of Austin, was going to that city Saturday with a load of cotton when the team took fright, ran away and killed him. He was 47 years old and left a family.


William P. Beach, of Missouri, for the last twenty-five years known as “the hatless man of Macon,” is dead of pneumonia, a victim to his theory, that a man will enjoy better health by discarding headwear in all kinds of weather. For a quarter of a century Beach has never, under any circumstances, worn a hat.


Thursday March 17, 1904 New Cabling Arrangement.

New York: Following an arrangement effected by the Associated Press the war news collected by the great European news agencies from Japan, Korea and Chinese territory will be transmitted to London via the Pacific cable and the United States and will be delivered en route to the Associated Press newspapers. Hitherto this matter has been transmitted from the Far East via India and has been repeated from London to New York.


Thursday March 17, 1904 EVENTS OF EVERYWHERE.

An immigration steerage rate is on between Scandanavian ports and New York of $18.


Representative George W. Croft of Aiken, S. C., died at his home there Thursday of blood poisoning.


In a difficulty Louis Green was shot and killed at Bastrop. The parties fell out over a small piece of land. Both are negroes.


William Alexander, a well digger, while being rescued from a well full of “damp,” near Austin fell back and crushed his skull, from which he died a few hours later.


President Roosevelt has fixed the salaries of the Isthmian Canal Commissioners at $12,000 per year, and in addition thereto $15 a day while they are on the isthmus.


W. T. Mahan of Corning, Ark., died in the International and Great Northern station at Tyler while waiting for a belated train. Deceased was thirty-five years of age and was en route to his former home after having sought restoration of health in San Antonio.


E. W. Wallace, living four miles north of Venus, lost his barn by fire, together with two mules, three good mares, two new buggies, one surrey, one binder, one mower, one grain seeder, two Cassady plows, 200 bushels of corn, some oats, three tons of hay and saddles and harness to the amount of $125. Origin of fire unknown. Total loss 2000 with no insurance.

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