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.
Thursday January 10, 1901
London, Jan. 7. – Monday morning‘s news from Cape Town is again unsatisfactory. Martial law had been proclaimed at Malmesbury, and would have been proclaimed in other
districts and that the cabinet meeting called Saturday was unable to agree as to its
The vague information concerning the movements and position of the invaders has sent
a fresh cold fit over the colonists, and Cape Town calls loudly for strong reinforcements from
England on the ground that the greater part of Lord Kitchener‘s available force is employed in
protecting the lines of communication and the Rand mines, the latter extending for a distance
of fifty miles.
It is asserted by one Cape Town correspondent that unless the forces in Cape Colony
are increased a most undesirable state of affairs may result as the success in arms of the
invaders, however slight, may be the signal for a Dutch rising.
As it is, many British residents have had to leave the Dutch settlements near Cape
Town, their lives being unbearable.
According to a native report, 100 men, either Boers or local farmers, have just passed
through Williams‘ district in the direction of Malmesbury.
Thursday January 10, 1901 Field, Ranch, Garden
A cotton picking machine that is said to be a success has been invented at Velasco. It
has a capacity of eight acres per day, regardless of the number of open bolls in the field.
A farmer living south of Paris on the Sulphur took twelve large wild turkeys there. He
reported turkeys in the Sulphur bottom more plentiful than they have been for years. The
forest fires along Red river on the Territory side two years ago drove an abundance of game on
Edwin G. Bedford died near Paris, Ky., aged 86 years. He was a noted breeder of shorthorn cattle and recently sold a young bull for $7000. He paid the highest price ever
given for a shorthorn, $36,000 for a bull in 1876.
Thursday January 10, 1901Wagon Yard or Hitch Rack (editorial)
Arlington is very much in need of a good wagon yard or some hitching racks where our
farmers can put their teams when they come to town to do their trading.
On busy days our main streets are so crowded with wagons that it is almost impossible
to get through. This is quite dangerous for if a frightened horse should get loose at that time
much damage would be done and probably several persons seriously injured.
We believe, if requested, the council would provide suitable hitching places or some good
man would do well to put up a wagon yard.
The electric road from Fort Worth to Dallas now seems to be a certainty and it will split
Arlington right square in the middle.
THE ARLINGTON JOURNAL, Arlington, Texas. 1901
Thursday January 10, 1901GRAND PRAIRIE
Frank Smith, while visiting relatives at Palestine, took pneumonia and died. The
remains were brought home and buried Monday. He leaves a wife and several children.
On Christmas eve morning Mrs. Marion Brothers found her little babe dead. She
had put it to sleep and was attending her usual work and went to remove the babe from the
bed to the cradle and found it was dead.
Thursday January 10, 1901Fatally Injured
Paris, Tex., Jan. 7. – Wellington Bowling, colored, who worked on a farm east of Grant,
I. T., was struck and fatally injured by the southbound Frisco fast passenger train No. 5 at
Grant. The train doesn‘t make any stop between Antlers and Paris. As it was passing
through Grant at the regular rate of speed the negro tried to go from a store on the west side of
the track to one on the east side. He did not realize the rate of speed that the train was
making. When he reached the middle of the track the engineer blew the whistle. The negro
stopped and looked. Instead of getting out of the way he became paralyzed with fear and
remained standing until he was struck. The engine was reversed, but it was too near him
to avoid the accident.
Thursday January 10, 1901Bishop Ninde Dies
Terrell, Tex., Jan. 4. – Bishop Ninde of the Methodist Episcopal church was found dead in his bed Thursday morning. He was 69 years old. Heart disease caused his death.
William Xavier Ninde, bishop of the Methodist Episcopal church, whose death occurred here, was born at Cortland, N. Y., June 21, 1832. He was graduated at Wesleyan
university, Connecticut, in 1855; was made A. M. in 1858; D. D. in 1874, and L.L.D. in 1892
by Northwestern university. He was professor of practical theology at Garrett Biblical Institute
at Evanston, Ill., from 1873 to 1879, and was president of the institute from 1879 to 1884, in
which latter year he was made a bishop.
Thursday January 10, 1901Woes of a Father
Gilmer, Tex., Jan. 4. – The fortunate circumstance that the shotgun was loaded with birdshot prevented a tragedy as the culmination of a marriage near here. A young woman
whose parents live in this neighborhood eloped with a young man who lives fifteen miles from
here. The girl‘s father was soon in pursuit of them, but before he overtook them they had
been married. His display of disappointment and rage incensed a kinsman of the bridegroom
and as a climax to a quarrel between them a shotgun was fired. The load of birdshot entered
the newly-made-father-in-law‘s back, inflicting a wound which is painful, but not serious.
Thursday January 17, 1901Mortuary
Mrs. Bettie Morgan died last Tuesday night at her home in this city after a lingering illness. Obituary will appear next week.
The mother of Mr. A. J. Rogers died Tuesday, Jan. 9, at her home near Euless.
Thursday January 17, 1901Card of Thanks
I take this method to express my many thanks to the people who cared for my dear
wife in her sickness and burial. May it be your happy lot to pass away as she did in living
faith of a blessed redeemer, who does all things after the counsel of his own will.
Thursday January 17, 1901RAILROADERS HERE.
The Fort Worth-Dallas Interurban Electric Railway is a Sure Thing—Property Advancing.
Col. G. Van Ginkel of Dallas, representative of one of the electric street lines has been in our
city nearly all week.
Mr. Van Ginkel was a pleasant caller at The Journal office, and when asked the latest
developments of his company, he said there was nothing to give out yet, ―however,‖ said he,
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―you may tell the people that work is being pushed and Arlington is dead certain to have an
electric street car line. We have secured a large number of right-of-ways and work in the
limits of Arlington will be commenced at an early date.‖
Further than this Mr. Van Ginkel would not say. We learn from parties coming to town
who live along the line of the road that rapid advancement is being made and every day brings
the two ends, one from Fort Worth and the other from Dallas, nearer together.
On the strength of the road and also on account of the general advancement of our city,
property and real estate continue to change hands, several new deals having been
consummated this week.
Thursday January 17, 1901 FREE RURAL MAIL DELIVERY
Arlington Will be the Distributing Point for Four of Uncle Sam‟s Routes
The much talked of free rural mail delivery to have its center at Arlington is about to be
established. There have been four routes arranged and if these increase sufficiently another
will be put on. Col. J. I. Carter, our accommodating postmaster has furnished us the
following data regarding the business, and any one desiring further particulars can get same
by inquiring of him. All the citizens along the routes, and this includes all within a mile of the
line should notify the carrier if they desire their mail brought by him.
Each carrier will be given a map of his respective route and he will go around and notify
those on his line, within one mile what date this will begin. Postmaster Carter informs us that
he thinks it will be in operation by Feb. 15, one month from this time.
ROUTE NO. 1.
Southeast of town by Johnson Station and to Fish creek, thence to Cain postoffice,
turning north, one mile east of Can, back to Arlington by Arkansas lane; Geo. W. Johnson,
carrier, Geo. W. Green, substitute.
ROUTE NO. 2.
West and southwest of town by Arlington and Fort Worth pike to Handley, thence south
to Furgeson postoffice, thence back to Arlington, 21 miles; V. L. Lewis, carrier, Geo. W. Green,
ROUTE NO. 3.
North to Euless postoffice, thence west to Bedford postoffice, thence southeast to
Randol postoffice, thence back to Arlington, 26 ? miles; Geo. M. Moore, carrier, Wm. McKinley,
ROUTE NO. 4.
East of town via Arlington and Dallas pike to Bergen and Griffin‘s, thence southeast to Alex Cockrell‘s pasture, thence north through Grand Prairie, thence north to a point in Dallas county, thence back to Arlington by Watson‘s school house, E. T. Pummill, carrier, Wm.
Thursday January 17, 1901 DR. BECTON
The Superintendent of the Blind Asylum Departs This Life.
Dr. Edwin Pinckney Becton, superintendent of the State Asylum for the Blind, died at
1:30 o‘clock Monday afternoon from an attack of la grippe. Dr. Becton was born in Gibson
county, Tennessee, June 27, 1834, and came to San Augustine county, Texas, in 1841 with his
father and mother, the former being a well-known Presbyterian minister. The family afterward
lived in Nacogdoches, Rusk and Cherokee counties. Dr. Becton was graduated in medicine at
the University of Tennessee in 1857. He enlisted in the Confederate army in 1862 and served
as surgeon of the Twenty-second Texas regiment. After the war he located in Hopkins county.
He was unalterably opposed to the liquor traffic, and took the stump for the Prohibition party
in 1877. In 1857 he was married to Miss Mary Eliza Dickson, who died in 1866, leaving three
children—namely, Mrs. J. L. Wortham, now of this city; Mrs. J. J. Nunnaly of Fort Worth, and Dr. Joseph Becton. Two children of the second marriage with Mrs. Olivia L. Smith—namely,
Mrs. Ellie B. McDannell and E. B. Becton, Jr.—survive. His third wife also survives him. Dr.
Becton was a member of the Presbyterian church, a Mason, Odd Fellow and Knight of Pythias.
He was superintendent of the blind asylum for six years.
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Gov. Sayers was very much affected by the news of Dr. Becton‘s demise. ―He was in
office when I came in, and I kept him,‖ said the governor. ―No other man in the state was so
well fitted for the place. Not only was he thoroughly competent to fill the position, but his
great sympathy for the unfortunates in his charge and unvarying treatment of them made him
suitable for the state.‖
Thursday January 17, 1901More Boys Than Girls
As a rule in all public schools girls outnumber the boys, but in one, the Polk school in
Chicago, just the opposite is the case.
In one room of that school, it is said, there are thirty-three boys and only five girls.
This is because these pupils are Italians, whose parents are willing to comply with the
law insofar as to send their boys though most of them have at least an hour before the close of
the session to sell papers.
The girls are not supposed to need education.
Thursday January 17, 1901Improvements Along the Line (excerpt)
Seeing the rapid stride our pretty little city has been making toward improvement, The
Journal did not feel that it should be left in the background. In addition to our large
Chandler-Price press we have put in a new Blakeslee Gasoline engine, made by the Blakeslee
Mfg. Co, of Birmingham, Ala., J. D. Cudney, representative, Dallas, Texas. It is a 2-horse
power machine and the first gasoline engine ever brought to this city.
Thursday January 31, 1901Failed to Agree
Waco, Tex., Jan. 29. – In the case of the state of Texas vs. Will King, charged by indictment with the murder of Policeman W. D. Mitchell, the jury was discharged after four
days of deliberation without a verdict. The case will probably be transferred to Judge Surratt‘s
court, which is now adjourned until the next term.
About 500 men called at the jail Monday night for the purpose of lynching Will King.
Officers declared that the negro had been taken away and invited the men to send in a
committee to verify the statement. A committee was sent into the jail and in a few moments it
returned and announced that King had been taken to Marlin. A few shots were fired and then
the mob dispersed.
Thursday January 31, 1901Both Arrested
Cincinnati, O., Jan. 29. – Late Monday night both Jeffries and Rublin were arrested on a warrant sworn out by several persons interested in the coming fight, who acted at the
instigation of the Saengerfest Athletic association, charging them with being in training for a
prize fight, which is in violation of the laws of this state. The two fighters were taken before
Squire Roebling, who released them on bond, furnished by one James Wilder.
Thursday January 31, 1901ST. PAUL‟S PACKED
At Memorial Services in Honor of the Departed Dead.
THE KING AND QUEEN ATTENDED
Divine Worship at Whippingham Church While Commemorative Exercises Were
Held at Many Places
London, Jan. 28. – Throughout the kingdom all places of worship Sunday held services in memory of Queen Victoria.
At St. Paul‘s cathedral there was an unusual scene. Before 9 o‘clock in the morning an
enormous crowd, wholly attired in black, streamed in from all direction in the vast edifice, and
by 10 o‘clock it was packed. Thousands unable to obtain admission, stood vainly waiting on
the steps and around, listening to the low organ strains and muffled peal. The service began
at 10:20. The Most Rev. Frederick Temple, a primate and archbishop of Canterbury, preached
a most touching sermon.
There was a similar scene at Westminster Abbey, where all the services throughout the
day were attended by enormous congregations.
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All the Roman Catholic and foreign churches in England held special memorial services.
The members of the French embassy attended the French church, and very elaborate
services were held at the chapel of the Russian embassy by command of Emperor Nicholas.
(news article abbreviated)
Thursday January 31, 1901CRAZY SNAKE CAPTURED
After an Exciting Time the Indian Chief is Made a Prisoner
Henrietta, I. T., Jan. 28. – Deputy Marshal Grant Johnson and Bunnie McIntosh of
Eufaula, noted for their bravery and daring in hazardous expeditions against outlaws, made a
dash upon the encampment of Snake Indians Sunday and captured Chitto Harjo, Crazy Snake.
After an exciting escape from the hostile Creek camp they managed to land their prisoner at
this place, and he is now held captive under a strong guard of soldiers under the command of
Lieut Dixon. The capture of the central figure of the uprising and the show of force which the
troops will make will likely put an end to the threatened outbreak.
Thursday January 31, 1901Bloody Battle
Lexington, Ky., Jan. 28. – A special from Jackson, Ky., to the Herald states that in a
bloody battle with moonshiners on Elkhorn Creek, on the Letcher and Pike county line, United
States Marshal Tom Hollifield and Posseman Simon Combs were killed and Blaine Combs
was captured by the moonshiners. Rufus Wootan and Ambrose Amburgy, other members of
the posse, were shot and wounded. Full details of the battle were not obtained.
Thursday January 31, 1901Full Confession
Sacramento, Col., Jan. 28. – Frank Hyatt was arrested here for the murder of Steve
Pressly in Erath county, Texas, July 7, 1889.
Hyatt made a full confession, claiming self-defense. He has been residing in this city
for the past nine years. In his signed confession he says that it was his intention to return to
Texas next year and stand trial for the killing.
He will doubtless be sent for from Texas at once.
Thursday January 31, 1901Held a Council
Bristow, I. T., Jan. 28.—Maj. C. W. Lille, “Pawnee Bill,” with a posse including Capt.
Edmund Harrick of the Creek Lighthorsemen, United States Marshals Dean, Hogan and
Churchwell and Indian Police Keyes, Howell and Saunders, visited the hostile Creeks‘ stamping
grounds, six miles south of this place. The Indians were then holding a big feast, and refused
the posse admittance and declined to confer with them in any manner.
Many of the full-bloods who have been in the habit of wearing white man‘s apparel were dressed in full Indian regalia. They were most bitter in their denunciation of the marshals
who arrested Tim Tiger, the captain of the insurgent lighthorsemen, who left at dark in charge
of United States Marshals Dean and Hogan and posse for Muskogee.
Thursday January 31, 1901Death of Mrs. Williams
Elizabeth Atkisson Williams was born in 1824, married to Hardin N. Williams,
December 7th, 1857, and died in Arlington at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emma Mahan,
January 20, 1901.
This dear woman joined the Baptist church early in life and I am informed that she has
lived a consistent life. She leaves five children and a host of friends, to whom we offer the
consolations of the gospel of Christ.
W. H. Wynn, Her Pastor.
Thursday January 31, 1901Card of Thanks
We desire, through the columns of your valuable paper, to thank the good people of
Arlington who rendered such untiring services through the last illness of our dear mother, Mrs.
M. E. Williams.
We feel that we can never repay the kind attention shown and shall ever be under
lasting obligations to you.
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There shall ever be in our hearts a warm and affectionate feeling for those who so nobly
assisted in this, a very dark hour.
Very Respectfully, J. M. Williams, Mrs. Emma Mahan, J. A. Williams, Mrs. Mattie
Brown, Mrs. S. J. Cannon.
Thursday January 31, 1901Celebrated Pure Rye Whiskey (advertisement)
I have been appointed sole agent for the sale of this old and celebrated Pure Rye
Whiskey, the best and most wholesome whiskey. The five gallon keg to be given away is on
exhibition at my place of business. I respectfully solicit your patronage.
W. M. Robinson
Thursday January 31, 1901GRAND PRAIRIE
th Grandpa Derr died the 13 of this month of erysipelas. He was an old settler and a good man. He was a Methodist from childhood. His funeral services were conducted by Bro.
Thursday January 31, 1901(items from the editorial page)
Arlington needs a street sprinkler. Let’s have one.
The rural mail delivery system will be in operation by February 15. There will be four routes to
The electric street railway: Did we hear you say which street they were going to traverse through
When the Dallas-Fort Worth electric railway has been completed Arlington will enjoy the
distinction of being the only town of any importance in Texas through which an electric road
Thursday January 31, 1901Last Week‟s Obituary
During our absence from the office last week an obituary was left on our desk of Jno.
Wesley Sibley which should have been Jno. Wesley Hammock. The article as signed ―J. A.
We supposed of course, it was correct and published as handed in. We very much regret the
mistake and gladly make the correction.
Thursday January 31, 1901Died Tuesday
Grandma Light who lived on the street north of A. J. Rogers died last Tuesday.
Thursday January 31,1901 TEXANETTES
Mrs. S. C. Porter was found dead in bed at Dallas.
W. H. Meeks, who was stabbed on the 84 ranch in New Mexico, died at Midland.
While plowing in his field east of Gainesville, Jesse Smith, 80 years old, dropped dead.
Miss Dafay Willie Barber, a prominent Luling school teacher, died in that city.
While playing with an ―unloaded‖ gun a 6 year-old boy shot and killed Willie Rogers,
five miles from Caddo Mills.
Bedford Forrest camp of United Veterans at Arlington will erect a shaft in memory of the
soldiers of the Lost Cause.
Florentinn Gonzales, a machinist, belonging in Eagle Pass, was stabbed to death in a
dance hall across the Rio Grande river by a man who escaped to this side.
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Thursday January 31, 1901 Hanged Himself
Spring, Tex., Jan. 28. – Mr. John Zwink, a farmer living five miles west, committed dsuicide by hanging himself. He left home on the evening of the 23 to go and see some friends
who were sick, and did not return. His family became uneasy and sent a messenger to see
about him, and learned that he had not been to his friend‘s house. Search was made for him
and his body was found hanging in the hay loft. He left a wife and children.
Thursday January 31, 1901Noted Murderers Executed
Two murderers, whose crimes attracted unusual attention in Europe last year, have just been beheaded. One was the Swede, Nordlund, who killed seven persons on the
steamer Prinz Karl in May. The other was Gonczi, who killed a rich widow and her
daughter in Berlin three years ago and was convicted after being extradited from Argentina, where he had taken refuge. He protested that he was innocent and left unsolved the legal
knot as to whether mother or daughter was the first one killed. It is still a mystery.
Thursday January 31, 1901 A CONVICT‟S WOE.
Tom Henney Tells of the Brutal Treatment Received at Convict Camp Near Mansfield.
From The Fort Worth Mail-Telegram.
Thomas Hennessy, who has been on the county road for nearly a year, served out his
time Wednesday and walked to town about fifteen miles, that afternoon. When he arrived here
his feet were blistered and he was nearly exhausted. He made a statement that he had been
worked almost to death, and being a cripple, his condition was pitiable in the extreme.
It will be remembered that Hennessy was found guilty of petty larceny and given a
sentence of one year. He came here from the North, where he was a conductor on a road
running between Chicago and Milwaukee. Failing to secure work, he was forced, he claims, to
commit the crime for which he was convicted.
Hennessy served six months on the county road in Precinct No. 2 near Mansfield, and
one day accepted a chance to escape. He and another convict named Murphy overpowered a
guard, took his pistol and left, but were followed by guards and captured.
th He was placed in jail on the 6 of July. In speaking to the Mail-Telegram of his thtreatment, he said: ―I was taken and placed in jail on the 6 of July and there I made a
declaration, but fearing that it would make it bad for me, I thought it better to keep silent, for
the brutality that existed in the camp at that time made me feel as if I would have to share it
with the majority of the prisoners that were there. I was punished and fined $25 and costs.
The treatment I received in the camp was unjust and brutal, and while I felt I was not as good
as some people on account of the commission of the act of theft, I was human and should not
have received such punishment at the hands of the camp guards and overseer. I am totally
disabled in one hand and was not physically able to do such heavy work as I was compelled to
do. The poor men in these camps are not receiving the consideration due even a convict, and
the county commissioners should investigate these charges. If they do they will find them as I
have stated. They need remedying, in behalf of the poor men and boys who are forced to
submit to such treatment. I wish the Christian people of Fort Worth to know these facts. J.
D. Chapman has charge of the camp I was in and made it very disagreeable for me, and the
others, for that matter.
―When I was first indicted they said I was a hard man; that I was a safe blower; that I was not responsible, etc., and that I refused to have a chain around my neck while in the
county dungeon, which I would not stand. I was taken from that camp and brought back to
jail. The first man who called for me was Chapman. Treatment at the camp was so severe
and the work so hard that I tried to release myself and escape on the 21st day of May, 1900. I
was captured six miles from the camp a few hours later, taken back to the camp and chained
down, hand and foot, flat on my back. This treatment is not provided for by the laws of Texas.
The American people speak of the barbarity of the czar in Siberia to Russian prisoners. This is not in it with the Tarrant county conditions in precinct No. 2, with John B. Chapman.
―The law allows 365 days to constitute a year, and while in this predicament I was
compelled by the rules of the camp to ride two miles with another convict, chained together.