Daily Velasco Times (Velasco, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 103, Ed. 1 Tuesday, April 5, 1892 Page: 1 of 4
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Deep Water a Fact—Not a Promise.
VELASCO, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING.-APRIL 5, 1892.'
ABBOT & MARMION,
THE BUTCHERS BAGGED.
CHOICE FARMING LAND
On Line of Velasco Terminal ltailroail, in Ten, Twen-
ty, Forty ¡iiul Eighty Acre Tract* , at $15 per
Acre. Terms Easy.
DO* YOU READ?
THE CLEVER WORK OF A PROSE-
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'DEEP WATER A FACT—NOT A PR 0MI8E,"
IF YOU DO NOT
5¿Jbseribe at Opee.
50 cts. PER MONTH.
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THE DAILY TIMES
VELASCO, : i TH
It Pays to Advertise.'
The Murderers of Three Men in
Brazoria County Have Been
Captured in Luting-
PERRY & NORTHRUP,
OLDEST REAL ESTATE MEN
AT THE MOUTH OF THE DRAZOS RIVER.
an®-Ten choice 10 acre tracts one-half mile from Velasco, for
fruits and -vegetables. Soil rich, mellow, saudy loam, at $50 per acre
one-third cash, balance one aiul two years.
A SHORT HISTORYV OF THE HEAD
GOODJOT § EQoE-ylE^PD BROS, Publishers.
Strang Proceedings of The Men Who
Murdered Their I'nfortimate
Richmond, Texas, April 2.—On
March 1st, S. V. Cravey, James
Cravey, Mr. Smith, -ami a young
fellow named Home and Frank
Holland, left Thomson's Switch in
this county, going to Velase >. The
five left with a wagon and three
horses. They passed through Bra-
zoria and about the 7 h, passed
.Major iluntiiibton's place on (Julf
prairie. On the 11th they came
back by Huntington's and camped
on Millican's bayou, which runs
into the St. Bernard about •">00
yards from where the bayou emp
ties into the river.
On the 15th Mr. Wooley discov-
ered a wagon in the bayou, which
neighbors collected tfnd took from
the bayou the wagon, harness and
other things. They suspected foul
play, and search being made three
bodies were fjudd buried on the
bank of the river. The head, arms
and legs of one man were gone,
leaving only the trunk. Soon the
bodies of two more were found.
From letters on one it is sure it
was Steve Cravey and old man
Smith. The trunk could not be
identified but it was thought to be
the boy, Home. • An arm and leg
were found but parties disagreed
as to whether they belonged to the
headless trunk or the old man who
had one arm gone. Hence the sup-
position is that more three bodies
had been found.
District Attorney Pinckney and
a private detective went down Sat-
urday, the 20th,and held an inves-
tigation in which the could come
to but two conclusions—that the
parties had been killed by local
parties or that some of their own
party had done it. There was no
evidence to warrant ^arrest. The
most reasonable theory was that
two of the party did the deen.
The district attorney and the
detective partep in Houston and
District Attorney Pinckney, made
inquiries and became convince that
the boy and Frank Holland did
By inquiry he found out that
Holland had in a horse trade in
I this place said he (Holland) had
a brother in Billing, Texas. He
wrote to the ollicers at that place
to know the fact; if Will Holland
lived there and if ho had a brotiier
Frank, and to know if Frank had
been home lately and who came
home with him He received a
letter from City Marshal Stagner
and Constable Nugent,saying three
Holland boys lived in or near Lu-
ling, and that Frank Holland had
come home about three weeks since
and .Jerome Baker, a boy 1(5 or IN
v(.ars old, carne with hi hi111'
tluit young baker left lading two
months ago with two men selling
horses, lie learned in Richmond
that Steve Cravey sold horses and
that the boy came with about No-
vember 17, last.
Upon this the district attorney
swore out warrants, and tlegrah-
ed otlicers to arrest and hold par-
ties. April 1, in the, he received a
telegram saying: "We have your
men. Come" Captain Baessett
and Deputy Smith, two brave and
efficient officers, went up last night
and |his morning District Attor-
ney Pinckney received the follow-
To .John M. Pinckney:
Lumng, Texas, April 2.—We
have got the right men. Will be
down tonight. Ci.k.m Bassktt,
Sheriff Bassett and Deputy Smith
deserve great credit for their prompt
actiwii, and too much cannot, be
said for City Marshal Stagner and
Constable J. C. Nugent, who acted
so promptly in this case. The lat-
ter art Luliu'g ollicers.
Nor should the district attorney,
Mr. Pinckney, be overlooked, for
he has shown ability as a detective
which is far ahead of that boasted
of by many professionals.
He Pleaded Utility.
Houston, Texas, April 2.—
When Walter Shaw, who 'cut the
throats of his mother Mrs. Annie
Shaw, and his aunt, Mrs. Isabella
Johnson, was arraigned for trial
to-day, he said that he would plead
guilty, and that lie would furnish
the state with all the testimony to
convict him. ''All 1 ask for is a
jury with no morbid sensibilities.
I deserve the extreme penalty ot
the law and the sooner the same is
administered the better. 1 know
that I did it, and I know that I
was sober and rational when I
went home at (5 p. m. of the
murder, and I am convinced in
my own mind that 1 will ami
ought to be liangcd. Ves, 1 am
convinced that 1 committed this
THE REPORT CONFIRMED
THE KATY WILL EXTEND ITS LINE
>Vhat Colonel Waldo lias to Say in Ref.
erenee to the Matter.
Do you Use Envelopes.
Thk Times lob of bee line just re-
ceived a lino assortment ot
of the very best quality, and wilt sell
them at a very low rate. Call and
Houston, Texas, April 2.—
Traffic Manager J. Waldo, of the
Missouri, Kansas & Texas road,
stated this afternoon to your cor-
respondent that the route over
which the Missouri, Kansas &
Texas road would come into this
city had not been settled upon, as
the surveys had not yet been com-
pleted. He stated this as a fact in
face of a report generally circulat-
ed |o the contrary. He further
stated that the matter would not
be settled before next Tuesday.
The report that the Missouri,
Kansas & Texas would build to
Velasco from here is couflrmed
to-day, but not in an official way.
Rates to Velaseo.
Austin, Texas, April 3.—The
commission has issued the follow-
Authority is hereby granted for
the adoption and application of
the following proportional rates
from Houston to East Columbia,
via the International and Great
Nortoern railroad, effective April
1), 1802: Rates in cents per 100
pounds on merchandise less car
load, when destined to Columbia,
20; Brazoria, 12 1-2; Velasco,12 1-2;
Quintana, 12 1-2.
Revokes conflicting portions of
authority No. 30, [International &
Great Northern No. 37] issued by
It is hereby ordered that com-
modity tariff No. 0, adopted by the
railroad commission of Texas, Oc-
tober 20,1891, and effective No-
vember 5, 1891, be amended as
The rate on coal, car load, min
irnum weight, twenty tons to the
car, provided that marked capac-
ity of car is not less,in which case
the marked capacity of the car will
be the minimum weight, from Ve-
lasco, Texks, to Areola Junction,
on the International and Great
Northern railroad, 40 cents per
ton of 2000 pounds. Effective
April 10, 1892.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.—Latest U. S. Gov't Report
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