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

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Thursday February 25, 1904

Mr. Ben Houston, a most estimable young man, is reported sick beyond any hopes of recovery with pneumonia at his fathers home on Grapevine Prairie. Ben clerked in the Model(?) here last Summer and fall and made many friends in Arlington who will regret very much to learn this.

Thursday February 25, 1904 ALL OVER TEXAS.

W. E. Best, prominent grocery man of Dallas, died of pneumonia Wednesday.

While crazed by liquor J. L. Hopkins, a white city prisoner at Beaumont, cut his throat with a pocket knife Wednesday morning. He will probably die.

Sam Brock, who was bitten by a mad dog near Tabor, Brazos county, last Tuesday, left Saturday for New Orleans to be treated in a Pasteur Institute.

Sam Clenden, a Dallas negro man about 35 years of age, was shot and seriously wounded

Saturday night. The affair occurred at the corner of Marilla and Portland streets.

Dan C. Crenshaw and Uan Peavy are in jail at Palesine, having been remanded without bond at the examining trial. The charge is the killing of Sam Bickerstaff near Elkhart last month.

The four-year-old son of Solomon Woodring of Barnes, in Woods county, Ok., was burned to death Friday. He climbed out of bed while other members of the family slept, attempted to start a fire and was burned almost to death before the family knew of the accident.

In the death of Jas. M. Hall in Austin, aged 86 years, there is left but two survivors of the battle of San Jacinto. Deceased not only served in the memorable conflict, but was a veteran of the Mexican and Civil Wars. He leaves a family of grown children and grand-children.

While out duck hunting before daylight J. J. McCain of Burton, was accidentally shot by his son. It is thought he will recover.

Thursday February 25, 1904

Sam E. McDermitt, of Hico, was accidentally shot with a pistol Sunday, and died from the wound.

Mrs. Hill, the widow of the late Senator Benjamin Hill of Georgia, died at Washington Sunday in the 79th year of her age.

A child was recently born to Mr. and Mrs. Caleb Hinson, living southwest of Clarksville, that weighed one and one-quarter pounds. It is described as being perfectly formed and healthy. It is the smallest child in the history of the county.

Thursday February 25, 1904 Twenty-Five Killed by Dynamite.

Ogden, Utah: Twenty-five persons have been killed, fifteen others injured, several it is believed fatally and a great amount of property destroyed by the explosion of a carload of dynamite at Jackson, a station on the western end of the great Ogden-Lucien cut-off on the Northern Pacific Railroad. The explosion was caused by a collision between two freight trains due, it is said, to the failure of the air brake apparatus to operate. Eight of the dead and five of the injured are Americans.

Thursday February 25, 1904 Preferred Death to Separation.

San Antonio: Mrs. Carrie Shield, wife of Fred Shield, of the Gaskill Carnival Company, committed suicide in the presence of her husband Sunday. She sealed a letter to her brother saying that her death was preferable to a prospective separation from her husband, and swallowed a large dose of chloroform before any one could interfere. Deceased was 19 years of age and was married to Shield at Fort Worth a year ago.

Thursday February 25, 1904

Muscovites Get Licked and Lose 2,000 Men.

Incompetence in all Departments Is Everywhere Evident in the

Russian Military Organization.

New York, Feb. 22. – Advices from St. Petersburg are positive that the Russian advance guard on the Yalu River have been driven back and that at a loss of more than 2000 lives to the Russians. The defeat is charged to defective organization of the Russian forces. It seems that the transport of troops to the front was figured upon at a rate of 7000 a day, while the utmost has fallen to 3000. The commisary department has proven utterly inadequate to meet anything like the demand, and while a blanket and a handful of rice is housekeeping and living for a Japanese trooper, Russian soldiery use the heaviest of feeders, require an abundance of clothing, and their accoutrements are a load to an ordinary man under favorable circumstances.

(The article continues describing Russian incompetence in managing the far east War.)

Thursday February 25, 1904 An Old Time Shooting Bee.

Fort Worth: An early morning shooting took place in a lower Main street restaurant Friday, as a result of which Kid Barrett was shot in the right groin, and it is thought received serious if not fatal wounds. Gus Bader was arrested for assault with intent to murder, and was released on bond. He will have an examining trial before Justice Terrell. Several shots seemed to have been fired and dishes and bottles were freely used in the melee, which is said to have been participated in by four persons.

Thursday February 25, 1904 Caught Breaking Into a Store.

Tishomingo, I. T.: Thursday night a negro man broke into the department store of De Cordova & Co. The noise in making the entrance awoke Messrs. Adams and Robertson, who sleep in the store. As the negro ascended the steps leading to the office, Mr. Adams shot at him wounding him in the left hip. Adams ordered him to throw up his hands or he would kill him and the negro at once obeyed.

Thursday February 25, 1904

Gulthrie, O. T.: Following an old-time custom, a bevy of Otoe Indian squaws wrapped Sarah Ely, a young squaw, in blankets until she smothered to death, thus ending a supposed fatal illness. The physician was necessarily absent from the house when the squaws decided upon this procedure. He had announced his patient’s ultimate recovery but the old Indian women prognosed the case different. She was one of the best educated young women of the tribe.

Thursday February 25, 1904 EVENTS OF EVERYWHERE.

At McKinney the jury in the case of T. E. Ball, charged with the murder of N. T. Shatley two years ago, could not agree on a verdict, so they were dismissed.

Tom Lindley, a farmer of Wood County, was shot and instantly killed in the public road about two miles southeast of Winnsboro Monday evening near sundown.

While out hunting Albert Dabney, a young man of Thorp Springs, was accidentally shot by his little brother. One side of his head was blown away, the brain oozing out.

A young man named George Shaw was killed by a Santa Fe freight train near Valley Mills Tuesday. He was crossing the track with a wagon when the train caught him.

At Basin in Pawnee County, Ok., occurred the death of Miss Sylvesta Mitchell as the result of burns received by her dress catching fire from an open stove draft.

Miss Caroline Duboise, who was a member of the staff of the Kansas City Star, died at the Mercy Hospital at Laredo Saturday night, and the remains were shipped to Kansas City.

Thursday February 25, 1904 A. Twister.

The German Salzbacher, who has charge of a nearby wine cellar, is noted for his unique usage of the English language, especially when he becomes excited.

The other day one of the little boys who fills bottles for him asked Salzbacher for some corks, receiving instead this answer:

“When I tol’ you vot you vant, you ask me no; now I don’t got some, you vant any, yes?”

--Philadelphia Telegraph.

Thursday February 25, 1904 Stingy to Teachers.

Iowa pays women school teachers less than any other state, the average salary being $36.91 a month.

Thursday February 25, 1904

We desire to thank the good people of Arlington for the many acts of loving kindness extended to us and our dear boy, during his recent illness and death. May the Lord reward them all.

Affectionately, Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Stell.

Thursday February 25, 1904

Geo. W. Coulter of this place has received news of the death of his only brother R. L. Coulter, of Chattanooga, Tenn., on the 18 inst. Uncle George feels the loss keenly the more so as he did not have an opportunity to see his brother, before he died. His many friends here sympathize with him in his great loss, as much as it is possible for one who has never lost an only brother, to do.

Thursday March 3, 1904 EVENTS OF EVERYWHERE.

Mrs. Adaline Lambright of McCloud, O. T., aged fifty-eight years, died of pneumonia at McKinney while on a visit to her sister, Mrs. W. M. Glenn

James Warden, aged 102 years, supposed to be the oldest expounder of Methodism in the world, is dead in the Baltimore county alms house. He was born in England and was licensed to preach in 1824.

Camphor is rapidly advancing in price, owing to the war in the Far East. Within a week the price was raised from 77 cents a pound by the barrel; to 85 cents, and is said to be extremely scarce even at that figure.

Thursday March 3, 1904 A Pitiful Story.

Little Rock: Mrs. H. G. Allis, at one time a prominent society leader in this city, committed suicide at the county hospital by hanging herself with strips of bedclothing. Her husband was at one time president of the First National Bank and was given five years in the penitentiary for wrecking the bank. The disgrace of her husband sent her into seclusion. Her husband was pardoned after serving three years.

Thursday March 3, 1904 (editorial page)

Roosevelt sustains the same relation towards the Panama government, that the old maid did toward her lover. For years she wanted him to propose, had hoped he would propose, had encouraged him in every way she knew how, had watched the indications with intense, even painful, eagerness. Every time he came and left without making the coveted proposal, she was disappointed, and gave way to tears. Finally he proposed, and she said “O! this is so sudden, I never thought of such a thing.”

Thursday March 3, 1904

Ben P. Dresser, a painter was shot and killed at his home at Texarkana Monday afternoon, the weapon used being a shotgun. His wife said to the officers that she accidentally fired the fatal shot.

It is stated that former President Kruger of the Boer Republic is slowly dying in exile at Mentone, France, and that Dr. Rietz, State Secretary under President Kruger, is also an exile in Holland and a constant sufferer from nervous prostration.

George Allen, a negro of Dallas, was shot through the neck with a 45 caliber Colt’s Sunday night by his wife who claims that the shooting was an accident. It is thought that Allen is mortally wounded.

At Cleburne James Smith was seriously and it is thought fatally injured by a vicious horse which kicked him in the stomach, on the head and in the face. He was unconscious when found and physicians say his chances for recovery are slight.

Sam Douglass, a young farmer near Emberson, who was shot in the leg by accidental discharge of a companion’s gun while they were camped on the creek hunting ducks near Round Prairie, died Saturday night from the injuries received.

Wednesday night about two miles west of Atlanta John W. Sims was killed by being struck on the head with a pine knot. George Esterbrook surrendered and claims he acted in self-defense.

Thursday March 3, 1904 Col. Jere Baxter Dead.

Nashville: Col. Jere Baxter died Monday morning after an illness of over five weeks. He was operated on a week ago for an abscess and death was directly due to exhaustion consequent upon his inability to retain nourishment. Col. Baxter was one of the best known and most progressive citizens in the State and played a conspicuous part in its military, martial and political annals.

Thursday March 3, 1904 (editorial page)

There was a man named Rosenthall,

that bought a goat just for his stall.

One day the goat became inclined

to eat red shirts from off the line.

Then Rosenthall to the goat did say,

You must die this very day.”

He took him to the railroad track,

and there he bound him on his back.

The train it came, the whistle blew,

the goat he knew his time was due,

with a terrible shriek of pain,

coughed up the shirt and flagged the train.

--Nashville American.

Thursday March 3, 1904 Negro Kills Mail Clerk on Car.

Birmingham: Monday Jim Paris, a negro, boarded a train in the Meridian yards as it was pulling out. Before it was under good headway Paris entered the postal car and opened fire on Clerks J. T. Stockton and A. J. Bass, killing Stockton instantly and wounding Bass in the arm. The negro then seized a package of registered letters and jumped off. In leaving the train he fell and one leg was crushed under the wheels, but he managed to drag himself three miles. Blood hounds were secured at Meridian, the train having backed to that place, and they traced Paris, who, when found had a number of registered letters in his (unreadable). He is now in jail at Meridian. Railroad officials say that three or four negroes were involved in the plot to rob the train, although only one of them appears to have entered the postal car.

Stockton, the dead clerk, resided at Meridian, while Bass’ home is in this county. Detectives are on the scene.

Thursday March 3, 1904 ALL OVER TEXAS.

In a row between the Mexicans on F. M. Green’s plantation, nine miles east of Atlanta, on Sulphur River, one Mexican was shot and killed. Names unobtainable.

M. F. Adams of Taylor, Tex., who was attending a meeting of the Bartlett Lodge of Odd Fellows died suddenly in the lodge room of hart failure. Aged about fifty years.

Jeff Hunter, a negro, was found dead in his bed in a cabin in which he lived alone. He was old and a familiar character in Corsicana.

Thursday March 3, 1904 Killed While Out Hunting.

Houston: John Schluplinsky was accidentally shot and killed at Lynchburg Sunday while out hunting with Phillip Hudson. Young Schuplinsky is the fifth son whose death has occurred within the last two years, three others with their mother having been burned to death about eighteen months ago in a hotel in San Angelo. The family lived many years in this city.

Thursday March 3, 1904 Killed His Lawyer and Himself.

Buffalo, N. Y.: Henry D. Schwartz of Baker & Schwartz was shot and wounded in his office by H. A. Knowles, a well-known business man of Buffalo, who ten minutes later shot himself dead in the presence of two detectives. Schwartz died soon afterward. The shooting is said to have been the culmination of business troubles. Mr. Schwartz was the attorney for the firm of Knowles & Gardner, which failed some time ago.

Thursday March 3, 1904

Will Doddrell, a prominent farmer living near McCloud, Ok., was killed Saturday by a tree falling on him. He was clearing land when the accident occurred.

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