THE ARLINGTON JOURNAL, Arlington, Texas. 1901 (KARL H. WORD, Editor – C. W. KENT, Business Manager – KENT & WORD, Proprietors)
Thursday January 10, 1901LONE STAR LINES.
W. A. Scott, a Franklin merchant, died suddenly.
J. W. Hamilton died at Italy from an overdose of morphine.
Peter Starske, a Bohemian, died from exposure in a pasture near La Grange.
There were 1246 marriage licenses issued by Dallas county‘s clerk during 1900.
The county clerk‘s office of Tarrant county issued 651 marriage licenses last year.
W. R. Crockett, editor of the Longview Daily Leader and a well-known newspaper man, is
Contracts were let at Corsicana for a number of oil wells in undefined territory. This is a
result of the recent advances in the price of crude oil which in two weeks jumped from 85c to
95c a barrel.
The negro King, convicted of the killing of Policeman Mitchell, at Waco, will have another trial. Judge Scott, before whom King was tried, has sustained a motion for a new trial because that
there was no negro on the grand jury which indicted King.
Myrtle McLennon, aged 4 years, daughter of Laura McLennan, a colored woman, died at
Waco. The child‘s clothes ignited while she was warming her hands at the fire place, and
before she could be rescued the little child had suffered fatal injury.
Thursday January 10, 1901GLOBE GLEANINGS.
Arizona wants statehood.
London papers contained long obituaries of the late Ignatius Donnelly.
Hiram Hitchcock, the last of the founders of the Fifth Avenue hotel, New York, died at the
hotel from pneumonia.
J. P. Sain, for the past seven years editor of the Volksblatt, of Pittsburg, Pa., fell backwards
from a street car and was almost instantly killed. His neck was broken.
The Berlin press discusses in a pessimistic tone the most recent developments in the South
African situation, which is considered to have grown critical for England.
The millionaire philanthropist, Dr. Pierson, believes the mountain girls of Kentucky can solve
the servant girl question and wants training schools established in that state.
Noah McGinnis was hanged at Butler, O., for the murder of Frederick M. Barcherting. He
confessed that he had no intention of shooting Barcherting, but only shot to scare him.
Charles C. Morschheimer, a well-known traveling salesman of Pine Bluff, Ark., shot and killed
Charles Bradley, proprietor of the Bradley house at Hamburg. Self Defense is claimed.
Caseneau McLeod was found dead in the bathroom of his residence at Richmond, Va., with a
bullet hole in his head and a pistol lying by his side. It is believed he committed suicide. Mr.
Mcleod was 56 years of age and born in Galveston.
THE ARLINGTON JOURNAL, Arlington, Texas. 1901 Thursday January 10, 1901 DOCTORS DISAGREE
And as a Result One of Them Has His Earthly Career Ended.
Alexandria, La., Jan. 8. – A deplorable tragedy occurred here, in which Dr. S. B. Bevill
was killed by Dr. C. J. Gremillion, the latter the son of C. C. Gremillion of this city. The
shooting was done on the pavement on Murray street. Dr. Bevill was shot twice above the
heart and the big artery cut. He fell and died in a few seconds, the blood gushing from his
nose and mouth. The body lay on the pavement until the coroner arrived, when it was taken
to an undertaker‘s and embalmed. A 45-caliber revolver was found on the person of Dr. Bevill. He was shot before he had a chance to use it. Only one shot was fired, and that was by Dr.
Dr. Bevill had a mother, who resides at Coal Bluff, Ala., and he also had several sisters
The trouble that led up to the shooting, it is said, was as follows: Dr. Bevill was
attending Louis Steick and the family asked for a consulting physician, and Dr. Gremillion was
called. He and Dr. Bevill did not agree in their diagnosis of the case. Dr. Bevill claimed that
after he left Dr. Gremillion influenced the Steick family to discharge him, and then Dr.
Gremillion was given the case, and he called in Dr. Gordon as consulting physician. Dr. Bevill
was greatly incensed, and when the men met hot words must have passed between them, when
the shooting occurred. The testimony before the coroner‘s jury showed that Bevill had threatened to kill Dr. Gremillion.
Thursday January 10, 1901 Awful Disaster
Rochester, N. Y., Jan. 8. – Fire broke out in the hospital section of the Rochester
Orphan asylum at 1 o‘clock Monday morning and the flames spread rapidly to other sections of the institution. It is known that nineteen of the children perished and it is feared that
many more victims may be reported later.
A terrible explosion was heard and in a moment the entire hospital section was one
mass of flames.
Thursday January 10, 1901 Wonderfully Rare
London, Jan. 8. – A Roman Catholic sister of charity, writing from the Maison de Jesu
Enfant at Ningh-Po Nov. 30, describes the massacre at Ninking of 100 little boys. Some of
them, she says, were roasted alive in the church. Others escaped to the orphanage outside of
the city, but all were killed and the place burned. Despite threats of torture and the frequency
of most painful deaths, the sister declares ―apostacy was wonderfully rare.‖
Thursday January 10, 1901 Much Uneasiness
Gainesville, Tex., Jan. 8. – Small-pox has broke out in the Callisburg neighborhood, ten
miles northeast of Gainesville and the people in that locality are greatly alarmed fearing that
the pest may assume an epidemic form, as a number of the persons exposed to the disease
have been attending the public school at Callisburg and on this account the schools have been
closed and some sixty families, quarantined. On Sunday night an old lady residing one mile
west of Callisburg died of the disease and there are five more serious cases in her family. The
county physician, C. R. Johnson, went to that neighborhood Monday to investigate the
situation which parties from there report as very serious.
Thursday January 10, 1901 Three Lost Their Lives
Galveston, Tex., Jan. 8. – The British steamer Domingo de Larringa arrived in port with
the report of an explosion of the main steam pipe, the accident resulting in the deaths of two
firemen and a stowaway.
Two Spaniards, Jose Campos and Manuel Duenos, were taken out dead and horribly disfigured by the scalding steam. The third victim was a negro stowaway whose name was
THE ARLINGTON JOURNAL, Arlington, Texas. 1901 Thursday January 10, 1901ARMOUR IS DEAD.
The Noted Chicagoan Passes Away at His Residence
ON THE AFTERNOON OF SUNDAY
One of the Leading Factors in the Pork and Beef Industries and Interested in
Chicago, Ill., Jan. 7. – Philip Danforth Armour, philanthropist, financier and multi-millionaire, head of the vast commercial establishment that bears his name, died at his home
2115 Prairie avenue, at 5:45 Sunday afternoon.
Muscular affection of the heart, known to the medical profession as myocarditis, was
the immediate cause of death. He had been slowly recovering from pneumonia, that for three
weeks had threatened his life. At 9 o‘clock Sunday morning his heart gave way under the
strain of his recent illness, his pulse running up to 103. That was the beginning of the end.
Mr. Armour was surrounded by his family when he died. Those at his bedside besides his
physician and nurses were his wife, Mrs. Philip D. Armour and Rev. Frank Gunsaulus. The
millionaire retained consciousness until within an hour of his death.
During the day he had realized that death was near. To those around him he said: ―I
know I am very sick, and am ready for death when it comes.‖
Soon after luncheon, and just before the physician forbade his talking more, Mr.
Armour in feeble tones said that he would like to hear the Lord‘s prayer read. One of the
trained nurses who had been attending him drew a chair to the bedside and slowly read from
the Bible the prayer for which Armour, and Rev. Fran Gunsaulus, sentence by sentence, and
each was repeated by Mr. Armour. When the ―Amen‖ had been repeated by him, he sank back
on the pillow and closed his eyes restfully. It was the last words the great financier spoke
except feeble farewells to his family, and a little later passed away.
Dr. Frank Billings, who was at Mr. Armour‘s bedside when the end came and who had
been almost constantly in attendance upon the sick man, stated that he had heard Mr. Armour
make no mention of his interest in or profits arising from the gigantic Milwaukee-Great
Northern deal, by which he was reputed to have made $3,000,000 to $6,000,000 a week before
last. He looked upon such holdings, said Dr. Billings ―as investments rather than from the
speculative view point.‖
‖We were not altogether unprepared for my father‘s death,‖ said J. Ogden Armour. ―All
the members of the family had been here since the relapse of Sunday morning, in anticipation
of the most serious turn of events.‖
While Mr. Armour‘s name was more generally associated in the public mind with the
great packing and provision establishments in which he was interested and which do an
annual business exceeding one hundred million dollars, employing 20,000 persons and having
representatives in every city of importance in the world, he was actively interested in many
other big enterprises.
Thursday January 10, 1901SUFFOCATED BY SMOKE
Eight Men Lose Their Lives in a Building at Minneapolis.
Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 7. – Eight men lost their lives in a fire at 115 Washington
avenue, south, at 3 o‘clock Sunday morning, which had its origin in the rear of the Standard
furniture store. The men were overtaken by an intense volume of smoke in the Harvard hotel,
which occupies the second, third and fourth floors of the building, and death in every instance
was due to suffocation. The fire was discovered by Charles Hanson as he was about to go to
his room on the second floor. He immediately apprised George O‘Connor, the night clerk, and
the two men set about to awaken the lodgers. Hanson devoted his attention to the second
floor, while O‘Connor rushed upstairs. The men were all sound asleep, and it was with the greatest difficulty that they were aroused. In several instances it was necessary for O‘Connor
to break in the door.
In the meantime he gave the alarm, and the warning was spread. O‘Connor was finally
forced to beat a retreat on account of the smoke. What took place in the dingy rooms and
narrow, dark hallways will never be known. It was a case of each man rushing for his own
life. Nineteen of the twenty-seven lodgers were successful, but the others were unable to beat
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their way through the smoke, where they were found by the firemen. Many of those who
escaped came staggering out on the snowy sidewalk like drunken men, barely making their
way through the deadly smoke and heat, and only partially clad.
Thursday January 10, 1901
Frank L. Stewart, a well known theatrical agent, died at St. Louis.
Thursday January 10, 1901 Louisiana Killing
Leesville, La., Jan. 7. – A fatal difficulty occurred on Sabine river Sunday morning, in which young John Murray was shot and killed by James Ferguson. The two parties were alone when the sad tragedy occurred, and only the Ferguson version of the affair can be
obtained, which, according to his statement, was a case of self-defense. Ferguson came in
town Sunday morning and gave himself up to the authorities, and is now in jail.