The Dallas Journal, Volume 41, 1995 Page: 2
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Printed page #1. Handwritten page 2. 10 October 1889.
UNKNOWN MALE INFANT supposed to be not over one day old. It is the opinion of
said justice [Braswell], considering the manner and where it was found, that the child
died of weakness and exposure. It was found a half mile south of Dallas near Gulf C.
& SF RR. The party who first discovered [it] could not be found, believed to be a
transient person. I and Policeman Bu found it after being informed where rumor
said it was.
Printed page #2. Handwritten page 3. 13 October 1889.
JOHN L. BERRY-forty or fifty years old-medium height and fair complexion. It was
found that decedent came to his death from being run over by cars on the Missouri,
Kansas and Texas RR near the elevators in the city of Dallas.
Printed page #3. Handwritten page 4. 15 October 1889.
JOHN MORRIS-a man about five feet ten inches high, 24 years old, from his
appearance a laborer, dark hair and blue eyes.
.....came to his death from some disease for which he had been using medicines as
appeared from the preparations found on his person. Policeman Gates gave
Printed page #4. Handwritten page 5. 6 November 1889.
FRANK LAUCEK(?)-a man about six feet high, dark complexion, about 25 or 30 years
.....came to his death from the rupturing of a blood vessel, caused by trying his strength
in a friendly contest with his friends.
Printed page #5. Handwritten page 6. 10 November 1889.
AUGUST POHLERMANN-about forty years old, five feet ten inches high and saller
.....came to his death from dropsy or heart disease. Policeman Farmer(?) gave the
Printed page #6. Handwritten page 7. 18 November 1889.
CHARLES DAVIS-white man, light complexion, about 30 years and five feet and eight
....came to his death by falling from and being run over by a car of the M K &T P RR
in or near the switches of said railroad.
Printed page #7. Handwritten page 8. 26 November 1889.
NAME UNKNOWN-a man about 40 years old, medium height and dark complexion.
.....came to his death from an over dose of opium taken designedly. I [Braswell] further
state that one hundred dollars was deposited with J. Brunk. Brunk said the deceased
left a letter which is attached to the report to the grand jury. The letter states that fifty
dollars of the hundred is to be applied to burial expenses which has been done; Ed
Smith is burying him. J. Brunk has the other fifty dollars. Policeman Franklin gave
information. The body was found at a hotel kept by Wm. Brunk in Caruth Street.
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