Velasco Daily Times (Velasco, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 148, Ed. 1 Tuesday, May 31, 1892 Page: 4 of 4
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teen years ago. I contracted a cold
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KILLED BY A NEGRO.
flfficer Brewer Sacrifices His Life in the
Discharge of Du;v.
A HOWLING MOB ATIACK THE PRISON.
Fbn Sheriff and Ilia Posse Open
lire aud stand it Ofl-Tiii««
Dallas, Tex., May 25.—Perhaps
excitement never ran higher in Dallas
than it did ltst night following tho
killing at tho un;on depot by Henry
Miller, a negro saloon porter, of Otti-
cer C. U. Brewer oí tho police forca
Tho circumstances of the killing, were
as follows: A teandal in which Mil-
ler figured and in which the
fair name of a respectable
white woman was sought to be
smirched, is under investigation by
the courts. In this '.¡ase it is charged
that Henry Miller circulated a report
derogatory to her good name. Offic-
ers Brandenburg and Urewer were de-
tailed to arrest Milier for the purpose
of getting his denial and evidence in
the case. He was found and arrested
at the union depot by Officers Bran-
denburg and Brewer, and Officer
Board, who was on duty there, entered
a saloon to telephone to police head-
quarters for tho patrol wagon in which
to convey the prisoner to the station
house. At this moment Miller turned
to Officer Brandenburg and asked:
"Will you lot me give bond?" To
which the officer answered: "I do
not know what the charges against
you are." "Then, damn you." re-
sponded Miller, "I'll give you a bond,"
saying which he drew a ^caliber
pistol and tired, tho ball going wide
of the mark, but hitting a horse that
was tied to a post close by.
Rapid firing followed and poor
Brewer, who was in close pursuit of
tho negro, fell about seventy feet from
tho point where tho shooting com-
menced. Ho was taken to Johnson's
old drug store, whore ho expired half
an hour later, his wife and children
having arrived fivo minutes before he
expired and after ho had grown uncon-
scious. Tho negro made use of his
legs but was soon overtakon by Ofli-
cer Beard and placed under arrest He
was placed in the city prison, but tho
mutterings for vengeance of an out-
raged public necessitated his removal
to the county jail. About 8 o'clock
a mob of about 1UÜ0 gathered
at the jail and demanded tho prisoner,
which was refused by the sheriff, when
the mob attempted to break down
tho strong door with battering
rams. At this point the
mob was firod upon by the sheriff and
his deputies, and the following par-
ties received Blight llesh wounds: J.
B. Smith, L. G. Millor and a third par-
ty, whoso name could not be learned,
The crowd was wild with excitement
but addresses were delivered by many
law-abiding citizens, who prevailed
upon it to let the law tuko its course.
Uumntfcd 1>> storm.
Comanche, Tex., May 28.—A very
severe storm passed over this city
Thursday night, doing considerable
damage to property. The Comanche
feed store was totally demolished.
Tho Hughes hotel building was turned
completely over and wrecked. Seven
men were sleeping in the hotel and ail
were more or less bruised up by fall-
ing tirnbors. One man's arm was
dislocated. Prof. Rogers' two-story
residence was blown from its founda-
tion, the Comanche National hank
building injured and a largo number
of smaller houses blown over. it
did not do much damage outside of
t ** Beat Normal 8ohopl lp the Welti
• wentj-rtve Dept.. Thirty Timcnerm, ll
mlallaU. No vncHtlnn esoept Aun. Enter
Miff Will Content.
Eaglk Pass, Tex., May 28.—It is
/earned from a reliable source that
(iov. Ireland has been lotainod by the
heirs of the deceased banker. Mr.
John Twohig of Snn Antonio, to con-
test his will, in which ho bequeathed
his entire estate, valued at f 1,000. 000,
to tho Catholic church. The entire
river front above and below Eagle
Pass for a distance of six or seven
miles, and out from the river one
mile, except the town lots, which are
occupied, will be involved in the suit
Uarza Muapect Fseapes.
Eaglf. Pass, Tex., May 28.—An-
tonio Garza, who was arrested here
about two woeks ago as a Garza sus-
pect and who was held on a charge
of violating tne neutrality laws, made
his escape from tho deputy marshal
by jumping from tho train Bevon miles
east of Uvalde while oeing taken to
San Antonio. He was a man of intel-
ligence. and made an eloquent address
oefore the commissioner at his trial.
It is believed that he was a leader in
tho Garza revolutionary tlasco.
■■analyzed by lightning.
Gainesville, Tex., May W.— Fred
tfwens, a young farmer living near
| bore, was struck by lightning Thurs-
day afternoon. Ho was unconscious
(or several hours. The lower part of
ins body is paralyzed by the shock.
Ue will recover.
an J time, take unj cliuoes.
Qred unte* tn demand. Sen
it., bitcols, Rib.
W. J. KlKSLBt, See' * 1Mb
Charged With Accepting a Bribe.
Galveston, Tex., May 23.—The
j fraud jury returned an indictment
¿gainst P. Lewlne, an alderman of
ttiis olty, for offering to accept a
bribe of |2000 from J. E. Byrne of
Hallas for influence in securing the
support of other aldermen in behalf of
a paving contract for which Mr.
Byrne was a bidder. The indictment
uses the word Lowiue. The alder-
man's name i-i Levine and ho surren-
dered to Sheriff Tiernan and was re-
leased on a $500 bond. Alderman
Levine protests his innocence and say
the charge is an net of persecution
growing out of the paving contracts
muddle, which has occupied the at-
tention of trie city council for several
weeks. Tho indictment is regarded
as fatally defective oecause it is not
signed by the foreman of the grand
A Wife Prostrated Over áler Hus-
Wolfe City. May 2(1.—The disap-
pearance of F. \V. Wallis, agent of
the Cotton Belt at tiiis place, grows
more aud more mysterious. Saturday
morning about daybreak bo arose and
after dressing himself took his watch
and money and placed it under his
wife's pillow, who was asleep. He
then kissed her. This awoke her,
but she thought he was only going to
tho depot as was his custom. When
she arose she found the watch and
purse. and upon investigation
fpund her husband gone. No one
thought he iiad run away and
the opinion was that he had
gone to his bricK and wood yard at
Randolph and no attention was paid
to the report by his creditors until
Monday when it was learned that be
had not been to Randolph. Then at-
tachments to the amount of $1270 was
run by creditors on his property there.
How he left is a mystery. Conductors
on the Cotton Belt disclaim any
knowledge of hitr since Friday, and be-
sides there wore no trains when ho left
One man says he went off in a bu^'gy.
but inquiry does not show this to
be true. It is now tho fifth day sinco
ho left and no one, not even his wife,
who is prostrated with grief, has heard
a word from him. His reputation for
integrity was without a blemish.
For meddling With letters.
Dallas, Tex., May 27.—Clyde S.
Kretzinger, a railway mail clerk run-
ning between Denison and Taylor,
was arrested at the latter place :>nd
brought to Dallas yesterday to answer
tho charge of interfering with the
mails. The arrest was made by Chief
Inspector Maynard and Inspector
Crawford. Kretzinger had an exam-
ining trial before United States Com-
missioner Leduum in the afternoon
and bail was fixed at $.">U0. He fur-
nished sureties and was released.
While !t is stated that he opened six-
teen letters it is also stated that ho
took no money from any of them.
Drowned While Hunting.
Valley Mills, Tex., May 28.—Miss
Sue Brock, aged 15, was drowned in
the Bosque river, four miles below
hero Thursday. Sho and several
other girls were in bathing. She from
some cause got in doep water and the
others not being able to give assist-
ance, sho soon drowned. Their cries
soon brought help and in thirty min-
utes her body was recovered, but too
late for resuscitation.
Mineóla, Tex., May 27.—Deputy
United States Marshal G. W. Eason
of Tyler brought here yesterday
morning B. W. Myers and placed him
in tho calaboose on a charge of count-
erfeiting-. Myers wus chained to the
floor of the prison, but in less than
half an hour ho had loo-ened a bar of
iron from the window, pried up the
staple and effect his escape. Ho has
not been recaptured.
Colored Medical Aaaocintion.
Waco, Tex., May 27.—The Lone
Star Medical association, the only col-
ored medical association in tho world,
met yesterday afternoon and was
called to order by Dr. W. 11. Scott,
the president H. T. Walker, tho
colored lawyer of Waco, delivered too
address of welcome; response by Dr.
L. Beecher Blavitt of the association.
The session will continue to-day and
SAD FATE OF TEXAN'S
Four Years in the Reformatory.
San Antonio, Tex., May 27.—Louis
Padden, a youth of Dallas, was sen-
tenced yesterday to four years in the
state reformatory. Padden, with
Fred Clark, alias John Opporman,
burglarized the residence of Mrs.
Sarah Frank of diamonds and jewelry
and pawned them in Houston. Pad-
den was arrested in Dallaa where his
confederate is now In jail on a similar
Contpluint of Kidnapiug.
Waco, Tex., May 23.— Mrs. Seitz-
ler, a German lady, complained to the
authorities yesterday that her daugh-
tet, aged 1<">, had been kidnaped.
She suggested the name of a traveling
showman as tho person guilty. The
showman is gone and the two are said
to havo disappeared simultaneously.
Denton, Tex., May 27.—George
Manuel, a negro who was Indicted
in 1877 for killing E. II. Lambt a
white man, near Lowisvillo, in
this county, and who in December,
1870 made his escape and has been at
large ever since, came in yesterday
and gave himself up to the officers.
Many are Injured and Several Meet Death
in a Cotton Belt Wreck.
DASHED INTO A SURGING TORRENT.
Cause of the Frightful tTrrvk Said
to be a misunderstanding
of Train Orders.
Pink Bluff. Ark.. Mav 23.—The
government steamer Wichita yester-
day morning brought here the bodies
of the following persons, killed in the
Cotton Bolt wreck near Goldman Fri-
day night last: Octavia Anderson,
Amarillo, Tex.; William Christol
Denton, Tex.; J. Tuck Sanderson,
Pierce City, Mo.; Mrs. It. A. Clark,
Winchester, Tenn.; K. D. Compton,
Nashville. Tenn.; Mrs. Hudgens, on
her way from Alabama to Fort Worth,
Tex. tíer husband is reported dying
at Humphrey, Ark. One man is thus
far unidentified. Oa his body was
found a draft for $000, issued by the
State National bunk of Memphis in
favor of James Morgan. Frank Nich-
ols, fireman of the freight train: the
2-months-old baby of H. A. Parker,
and Mrs. A. M. Henson of Fisher,
Ark. Three more bodies were taken
from the sleeper by divers yesterday
evening. The following is a list of
the injured persons given out by the
railway officials: IL S. Markham,
Greenville, Tex., slightly injured;
M. A. Turner, Wolfe City, Tex.,
slightly injured; C. M Swan. Kansas
City, hand hurt; J. O. B. Richardson,
Timpson, Tex., slightly injured; W.
A. Davis, Ix)ckett Tex., bruised; A.
E. Brooks, Cisco. Tex., seriously
bruised; M. T. Davis, Waco, Tex.,
badly bruised; J. IL Runnels tele-
graph operator, Tcxarkana, Tex.,
slightly injured; Miles Donelson. col-
ored, Pine Bluff, Ark., slightly injured;
George Harris, eolored, Pino Bluff,
Ark., bruised; L. II. Shilling, Jeffer-
son, Tex., slightly injured; W. F. Mc-
Cabe, express messenger, slightly in-
jured; William Graham, Clarendon,
J'ox., slightly injured; Will Ray,
Pullman car conductor, hand hurt;
C. B. Crawson, Pine Bluff, Ark.,
badly bruised; M. F. llause. Pine
Bluff, Ark., badly bruised; P. B.
Field, passenger conductor, Pino
Bluff, Ark., badly cut about tho head:
James Patterson passenger engineer,
bruised from jumping; T. H. Osborne,
general manager car department,
Pine Bluff, hand badly cut while
breaking a window to get out of tho
car;J. Jones, colored, porter, slightly
injured; II. M. llenson, bridge fore-
man, badly injured; Miss Reid of
Winchester, Tenn.. reported cut on
the cheeks and bruised on the limbs;
Baggage marked Paul Dobbins, Jef-
ferson, Tex., checked from Nash vil ie.
is awaiting the owner. A hat marked
with the above name was found near
Pink Bluff, Ark., May 24.—The
oause of the terrible, disaster on the
Cotton Belt near this city, was that
the passenger train received orders to
turn back at a certain station, the
track being overflowed, and to go
around by way of Binkley arid Little
Rock to this city. The orders given
were that tho passenger should await
tho arrival of a freight train at
Humphrey, a station between this city
and Binkley, but it is stated that the
passenger conductor did not j-o
understand tho orders and was trying
to make the next station, and
it was on a trestle over Crooks bayou
that tho trains collided and the sleeper
and chair car were precipitated into
the water beiow. The sleeper went
first and was covered by water and
the chair car followed, falling on top
;ilighcat Since 18 4!).
Siikkvei'okt, La., May 28.—The
situation hero in the midsJt of trie
great flood is growing hourly more
serious, it seems that a general over-
flow of the Red river valley can be
averted only by providence. Thous-
ands of people have been impoverished
and thousands of dollars washed away
by the sweeping tide. Cabins are
floating down the river like boats, and
the levee, with its refuges, its steam-
boata skiffs. bank6 of goods and furni-
ture, besides the continued stream of
travel over the bridge, presents an
interesting scene, while carriages,
phaetons and well-dressed people
flock there with anxious looks to aid
the distressed and view the river,
which is the highest since 1849 and
ITIurder and Suicide.
Kalamazoo,' Mich., May 27.—A
terrible domestic tragedy, ending in
the murder of tho wife and the suicido
of the husband, was perpetrated here
Wednesday. Tho husband's name
was Gilbert Roswell. The wife left
her husband some time ago and yes-
terday returned to her country home,
whore she found him. After the uso
of hard words Roswell attacked her
and pounded her head into a mass of
brains, blood and broken bones with a
potato masher. He then took his own
life with a revolver. Roswell was 65
years old and his wife 65.
Shrevepoet, La.. May 24.—It Is
(eared Red River will exceed the
highest mark of 1800. Tho crisis
will bo reached in the next forty-eight
hours. Hundreds of colored families in
wagons and on foot together with stock
and ea't.e. crossed the bridge from
the Bossior side. Sunday night the
steamer Friendly was dispatched to
relievo people on Dooiey aud Black
bayous. Tne whole country above,
with some few exceptions, is one sea
of water, and tiio refugees are in
houses, barns and «jinhouses awaiting
succor. The greatest distress must
follow. There are many in the
flooded districts in need of speedy ns-
ilef. Dispatches have been received
reporting a big rise at (¡arland City
aud advising the committee at Benton
to spare no pains or expense to hold
the levees. At 3:30 o'clock yesterday
morning tho Dan Nicholson levee on
the Bossier side, a few miles below
this city, gave way at a point where
no danger was anticipated. There
were several weak points in this
levee which had been strengthened
and were being watched. The break
was a surprise to the guards seated
near the store. The water came
through tho break with a rush. Tho
store, with its contents, shop, wagon
shelter, three wagons and two buggies
in the path of the torrent wore washed
away. Jake Andrews remained in the
floating storehouses until it struck tho
ginhouse, when he jumped out. At
t,he time of tho break Mr. Nicholson
and his family were asleep. They
scarcely had time to dress when their
residence was flooded. With diffi-
culty Mr. Nicholson and his near ones
reached solid ground. His family
wore conveyed to shore in a buggy.
When the break occurred Mr. Jake
Hollingsworth and two negroes
jumped into a skiff and attempted to
reach the stables where a lot of stock
had been confined. Tho sldff was
upset by the torrent and Mr. Hollings-
worth and two negroes thrown into
the flood. One of the negroes was
j drowned. Mr. Hollingsworth and the
other man escaped by a miracle.
ANOTE fc. R TWISTER.
The Ilesult la Fifteen Head and a
Kansas, City, Mo.. May 28.—A
special from Wellington. Kan., says:
This city had a visit last night from a
funnel-shaped cloud, which plowed a
devastating track through part of the
town with immense destruction to
property and loss of life. A heavy
storm of wind and rain preceded tho
cyclone about half an hour. Ten
minutes after 9 o'clock the cyclone
struck the city, corning from the
southwest Washington avenue, the
principal business street, is lined on
both sides for blocks with ruins. To
add to tho horror, lire broke out
among the debris of Coi. Kobertson's
block and a woman, Mrs. Susan
Asher, is supposed to have perished
in tho flames. A solid biock of brick
buildings, containing half a do/.en
stores aud the Monitor, Press and
Voice printing offices, lies a tumbled
heap of bricks rnd mortar. Later ad-
vices stato that fifteen dead bodies
havo been taken from tho ruins, two
of whom are members of tho Salva-
Lincoln, Neb., May 27.—Tho city
was pro'oundly shocked yesterday
morning by a sensational tragedy.
About 7:30 o'clock E. Montgomery,
one of the best, known citizens of the
city, was shot through the Heart in a
crowded dining room in a hotel. His
assailant was \V. 11. Irving, a promi-
nent real estate dealer of Salt Lake
and a mcmbc of the territorial legis-
lature. Montgomery was sea.lr. at vl
the table near the door. Irving en-
tered. and after a remark indicating
his purpose ho fired two shots into
Mr. Montgomery's breast. Tho
wounded man arose, walked to the
door, dropped and died almost in-
stantly. Irving surrendered himself
without the «lighten resistance. He
declares that Montgomery had ruined
his wife and broken up his home.
The «iver at St. I.ouis.
St. Louis, Mo.. May 27.—Tho river
is still slowly falling. The Missouri
has fallón one foot at Herrman, and
tho Mississippi has risen nearly that
much at Quincey, but it is not thought
the fall here will be greatly impeded
unless another almost continuous
downfall of rain in the east occurs,
The St Louis schools havo reopened.
Business of all kinds is moderately
active. Resumption of passenger
traffic over the Eads bridge occurred
From Norway to CMcago.
Chicago, III., May 27. — The
Wergeland, Capt Wirst the first
steamship to make a trip from Norway
to Chicago, arrived yesterday, and
hundreds of enthusiastic Scandinavi-
ans went out on three excursion boats
to meet her, with a brass band. The
Wergeland brought a cargo of fish
and cod liver oil and will carry a
cargo of provisious back.
On the nob Charge
Birmingham, Ala., May 28.—SI*
men are in jail at Cullerton, charged
with participating in lynching. This
is the first time in tho recent history
of Alabama that any member of a
mob has been interfered with by legal
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