The Democrat. (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 50, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 10, 1901 Page: 1 of 8
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$1.00 PEB TEAR
ENTERED AT THE POSTOFF1CE AS SECOND-CLASS MAIL MATTER.
M'KINNEY, TEXAS, THUBSDAY, JANUARY 10,1901.
JMg JKk Tar.
"Jolly" is the word generally asso-
ciated with the jack tar. He is the
picture of health, and the health bub-
faes over in mirth and merriment. When
people axe sick,
sickness attacks the
lungs the doctor
often advises a sea
voyage. But in the
large majority of
cases the sea voyage
It is to the men
and women of the
workaday world to
whom sea voyages
or change of climate
are impossible, that
Dr. Pierce's Golden
comes as the great-
esf earthly boon.
The effect of this
those whose lungs
are "weak" is re-
where there is bron-
chitis, spitting of
tions which if un-
checked or unskillfully treated lead to
consumption, "Golden Medical Discov-
ery " in ninety-eight cases out of a hun-
dred works a perfeit and permanent
cure. It strengthens the stomach and
other organs of digestion and nutrition,
so that the body in all its parts is not
merely fed but nourished. And it is by
nourishment that Nature builds np the
body to resist or throw off disease.
• I had a terrible cough something over a year
ago and could find nothing to stop it. or even to
do me a particle of good writes J. M. Farr,
Saq.. of Cameron. Screven Co., Ga. "I chanced
to see an advertisement of yours, and forth-
with benight a bottle of your invaluable ' Golden
Medical Discovery.' Before I had taken half a
bottle 1 was entirely well." e>
Dr. Pierce's Pellets cure constipation.
IN A FEARFUL FIX
Is a Vessel in a Storm Off Coast
LIFE-SAVING CREWS COULD NOT
Secceed is Goi«§ ts the Assistance of the
Occupants of the Distressed Ship.
Owls# to Nigh Waves.
Experts Assert They Transmit Germs of
Arizona wants statehood.
Congress reconvened on the 3d.
The Ashantf rebellion has ended.
Mexico Is entertaining many tour-
Senator Frye of Maine succeeds him-
French Ambassador Cambon has
Four hundred Porto Ricans are en
route to Hawaii.
London papers contained long obitu-
aries of the late Ignatius Donnelly.
A. T. Bliss of Saginaw was sworn in
as governor of Michigan on the 1st.
A society exists in Canada which ad-
vocates total abolition from Great
Gov. Odell was Inaugurated chief ex- |
ecutlve of New York state on the 1st 1
with Imposing ceremonies.
The Earl of Hohelown has been
sworn in at Sydney as the first execu-
tive of the Federated Australian col-
Hiram Hitchcock, the last of the
founders of the Fifth Avenue hotel.
New York, died at the hotel from
J. P. Sain, for the past seven years
editor of the Volksblatt, of Pittsburg,
Pa.. feH backward from a street car
*ntf was almost instantly killed. His
neck was broken.
The Berlin press discusses in a pessi-
mistic tone the most recent develop-
ments in the South African situation,
which is considered to have grown
critical for England.
A posse pursued a Boston fossil col-
lector fifteen miles till the latter's
horses dropped from exhaustion un-
der the Impression he was young Cud-
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.
All the Populist members of the Col-
orado senate, eight in number, enter-
ed the caucus of the Democratic mem-
bers and announced their intention to
Join the Democratic party.
Georgia shows up in the latest re-
turns as the largest cotton monufac-
turing state in the south, with forty-
three mills, while South Carolina with
thirty-three mills comes second.
Noah McGInnls was hanged at But-
ler, O., for the murder of Frederick M.
Barchertlng. He confessed that he
had no intention of shooting Barcher-
tlng; but only shot to scare him.
A special to the New York Herald
from Chicago Is authority for the
statement that sixty agricultural ma-
chinery factories with an aggregate
.capital of $356,000,000 are to combine.
All records of the St. Louis clearing-
house were broken on the 2d, the re-
ports showing clearances of $10,587,-
•44. This is the greatest total ever
shown by the clearinghouse in any one
| The St. Petersburg Novoe Vremya
-prints a statement from the directors
of the Manchurian railway positively
denying the recent statement from
Vladivostoek regarding the alleged in-
of the Russian government to
the ownership and control of
Calhoun, secretary of the
treoijennr eqx—01 "trsf 'TOUAUH
commission under the superintendence
of Dr. Reed, which has been making
examinations at Quemandos as to the
propagation of the yellow fever germs
by the mosquito, has obtained ex-
tremely satisfactory results.
Dr. Reed says the experiments show
beyond a doubt that there is no con-
tagion from an infected person or from
infected clothing, but that the mosqui-
toes alone ure responsible for the
spread of the disease. In the course of
the commission's investigations six
non-immune persons were infected di-
rectly by the bite cf mosquitoes which
had previously bitten yellow fever pa-
tients, and five of these developed yel-
The last experiments proves conclu-
sively Dr. Reed contends, the theory
of propagation by mosquitoes. A spe-
cial building was constructed of disin-
fected material and one of the rooms
divided into two sections by a wire
mosquito screen. In one section were
! placed disinfected bedding and clothing
and in the other bedding and clothing
from the yellow fever hospital, which
had not been disinfected. Two non-
immunes occupied the two sections.
In the former were put several In-
fected mosquitoes. The patient re-
mained in this room long enough to
be bitten, and In four days a pro-
j nounced case of yellow fever develop-
I ed. The patient is now convalescent,
i The other subject slept in the ln-
! fected bedding for many nights and
j has not contracted the fever. Both pa-
tients have been sleeping for twenty
j nights in garments worn by yellow
| fever victims and in bedding from the
yellow fever hospital. Dr. Reed says
Marseilles. Jan. 10.—Dispatches from
the village of Faraman, near which the
French mail steamer Russie, from
Oran, Algeria, stranded Monday in a
violent storm, with fifty passengers
and a crew of forty on board, say that
all efTorts to reach the steamer have
failed owing to the tremendous height
of the seas which are running. The
pilot boats and torpedo boats whfch
have attempted to reach the steamer
have been unable to battle with the
waves, and have returned. The only
hope seems to be in the ability of the
life savers to throw a line over the
Russie as the wrecked vessel is driven
closer to the shore. The forecastle and
part of the forward deck house are all
of the vessel remaining above water.
The beach was lined all night with
When lghtfall enshrouded the Rus-
sie, quite a number of the crew and
passengers were seen clinging to the
forerigglng and to the rails, making
desperate signals for succor, which
those ashore were powerless to afford.
The gale Increased in fury all night
long, and although a flickering light
was perceived from time to time, ap-
parently waved by those on board to
attract attention, it was feared that
the steamer would either break up or 1 they ar* *™ 'ng ' '• aud that in no
disappear in the shitting sands. ; lnsunce ln the collra" ot the «""n>is-
| slon's investigations has a case of yei-
The pol!c< *ow *ever deve'°Ped from exposure to
Infected bedding or clothing.
City of Mexico. Jan. 10.
have arrested six street car conductors,
who fought a triple duel beyond the
city limits near the Penon Baths.
Two of the duelists fought with pis-
tols and the other four with swords.
One duelist was b.i My wjanded by a
pistol shot, but before any other cas-
ualties occurred the police arrived and
took the whole party into custody.
Violation of the law against dueling
Is a grave offense, and the men will
undoubtedly be severely punished.
New York, Jan. 10.—Seven nieces
and one nephew of the late Anna Maria
Winters are contesting the will of their
aunt, who left $2,000,000 to her young
Ex-Alderman Pooley's widow was
70 when in 1S94, despite strenuous ob-
jections of all her relations, she mar-
ried young Mr. Winters, wno was but
By the activity of the detective force mtle ov*r 24 When she died at 75-
an ingenious attempt to swindle an el-' bequeathing nearly everything to Win-
derlv couple out of $5000 has been
thwarted, and the principals to the
crime are In prison. One of them, a
Spaniard who had many aliases, ad-
vertised an infant girl for adoption.
and a Mexican named Martinez an-
swered the advertisement, as he and
his wife wanted to adopt a child. Cal-
derer presented himself with a hand-
some infant in the house of Martinez.
and said it was the child of a Guadala-
jara young woman by an American fa-
ther. and that the American was a mil-
lionaire and Would pay $50,000 to re- Frokera Arretted.
spectable people adopting the child. New ^ork,'Jan. 10. Two brokers
the money to be for Its maintenance. are under arrest charged with swmd-
but that the American millionaire
would require $5000 in advance as a
guarantee of good faith and responsi-
ters. her will was admitted to probate.
Now the seven nieces and one neph-
ew. Stephen J. O'Dell, have T>egun an
action before Justice Bishop to have
the probate of the will set aside, al-
leging that the testatrix was not ot
sound mind and that the will was pro-
cured by fraud.
Mrs. Winters was three times mar-
ried, her first husband being named
Hunt and her second ex-Alderman
bility of the parties who should adopt
his child. The whole affair must be
kept a secret, as the honor of a young
woman, the child's mother, was at
stake. Martinez, suspecting fraud, gave
the hint to the police, who in twenty-
four hours had all the parties to the
swindle arrested. The American mil-
lionaire turns out to be an Italian in
poor circumstances. The child is the
daughter of Calderer's wife, who had
been previously married.
ling by means of forged notes. They
are James DeLazelle and C. H. Gard-
Col. T. S. Moffat of Chicago, who al-
so has an office at No. 15 Wall street,
is the complainant against tTie men. It
is alleged that Moffat was advised by
Gardner to accept notes signed by one
Edward Rofter. amounting to more
than $50,000. These notes were found
to be worthless.
Baltimore, Md.. Jan. 10.—Arthur C.
Parker of East Boston and John T.
Mitchell of Providence, R. I., who ar-
rived on the Johnston Line steamer
Foylemore from Genoa, Italy, as stow-
aways and who. by their own confes-
sion, deserted from the United States
The New York Coffee exchange has
decided to list tea.
Wasington, Jan. 10.—The house
Wednesday entered upon the consider-
ation of the river and harbor bill. Be-
fore it was called up some routine bus-
iness was transacted.
The joint resolution for the appoint-
ment of ex-Senator George Gray of
Deleware as a member of the board of
training ship Topska at that port.
have been turned over by the police re^?nt8 of the Smithsonian institution,
authorities to Immigrant Inspector fll1 the vacancy caused by the death
Robinson, who. by direction of the of the late w L- Wilson, was adopted,
navy department, gave the prisoners River and harbor bil1 was discussed.
In charge to United States Marshal
Parker Is said to have recently fin-
ished a term of three years imprison-
ment to which he was sentenced by a
court-martial for insulting Secretary
of the Navy John D. Long, who visited
Fort Warren, Boston while Parker was
stationed there as a member of * Mas-
sachusetts regiment enlisted for the
Spanish-American war. Parker is 21
and Mitchell 18 years of age.
LI Hung Cnang ls~ improving to
Seek* Her Release.
Topeka. Kan., Jan. 10.—Habeas cor-
pus proceedings were started in the
supreme court here on Wednesday to
secure the release of Mrs. Nation from
the wichlta jail, where sheis confined
for attempting to demolish a Wichita
saloon. The petition was filed in be-
df of David Nation acd
West Point N. Y.. Jan. 10.—The con-
gressional investigation committee,
which is investigating charges of bas-
ing at the West Point military acad-
emy, convened here. Col. A. L. Mills,
superintendent qf the military acade-
my, gave a lengthy description of the
rules of the academy, and went over
much of the ground he covered In his
testimony before the military court of
inquiry on Dec. 29. The committee in-
spected the barracks.
SAlverd Pliedi G«Uly.s#; >•
New York, Jan. 10.—Cornelius L. Al-
vord, Jr., the former note teller of the
First National bank, was arraigned be-
fore Judge Thomas in the United States
circuit court, criminal branch, and
pleaded guilty to three counts of an
ARMOUR IS DEAD.
Tit Noted Chlcaooan Passes Away
at His Residence
ON THE AFTERNOON Of SUNDAY.
the Leading Factors is tks Park
Beef Msslries ssS Isterested
Is Other EsterprUes.
Chicago. 111., Jan, 7.—Philip Dan-
forth Armour, philanthropist, finan-
cier and multi-millionaire, head of the
vast commercial establishment that
bears his name, died at his home, 2115
Prairie avenue, at 6:45 Sunday after-
Muscular affection of the heart,
known to the medical profession as
myocarditis, was the immediate cause
of death. He had been slowly recover-
SUFFOCATED BY SMOKB.
Minneapolis, Mian., Jam. T.—Eight
men lots their lives In a firs at 115
Washington avenue, south, at S 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 ln the Har-
vard hotel, which oecupies the second,
third and fourth floors of the building,
and death ln every Instance was dns
to suffocation. The lire was discovered
by Charles Hanson as he was about to
go to his room on the second floor. He
immediately apprised George O'Con-
nor, the night clerk, and the two men
set about to awaken the lodgers. Han-
son 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 in-
stances it wan necessary for O'Connor
to break ln the door.
In the meantime he gave the alarm,
and the warning was spread. O'Con-
nor was finally forced to beat a re-
treat on account of the smoke. What
ing from pneumonia, that for three took place in the dingy rooms and nar-
weeks had threatened his life. At 0 row, dark hallways will never be
o'clock Sunday morning his heart known. It was a case of each man
gave way under the strain of his re- rushing for his own life. Nineteen of
cent Illness, his pulse running up to the twenty-seven lodgers were success-
103. That was the beginning of the ful. but the others were unable to
end. Mr. Armour was surrounded by beat their way through the smoke,
his family jrhen he died. Those at where they were found by the firemen,
his bedside besides his physician and Many of thoes who escaped came stag-
nurses were his wife, Mrs. Philip D. gering out on the snowy sidswalk llks
Armour and Rev. Frank Gunsaulus. drunken men, barely making their way
The millionaire retained consciousness through the deadly smoke and heat,
until within an hour of his death. and only partially clad.
During the day he had rea'lzed that! —
death was near. To those around him London, Jan. 7.—Monday morning's
hs said: "I know I am very sick, and newa from Cape Town is again unsat-
axn ready for death when It comes." ; isfSctory. Martial law has been pro-
Soon after luncheon, and Just before claime<1 Malmesbury. and would
the physician forbade his talking more. have 06611 proclalmed ln other districts
Mr. Armour ln feeble tones said that
he would like to hear the Lord's pray-
er read. One of the trained nurses
who had been attending him drew a
ehair to the bedside and slowly read
from the Bible the prayer for which
Armour, and Rev. Frank Gunsaulus.
sentence by sentence, and each was re-
peated by Mr. Armour. When the Eng!and on the ground that the great-
"Amen" had been repeated by him, f par* of L*rd Kitch*ner's available
he sank back on the pillow and closed [°rce '* employed ,n Protecting the j
hie eyes restfuliy. It was the last ' ot cnin;cunieatio;i and the Rand
words the great financier spoke ex- m DrS' latter extending for a dis-
cept feeble farewells to his family,
and a little later passed away.
Dr. Frank Billings, who was at Mr.
Armour's bedside when the erd came
and who had been almost constantly
ln attendance upon the sick man, stat-
ed that he had heard Mr. Armour
make no mention of his interest ln or
but that the cabinet meeting called
Saturday was unable to agree as to Its
The vague information concerning
the movements and position of the in-
vaders has sent a fresh cold fit over
the colonists, and Cape Town calls
loudly for strong reinforcements from
HOU32 NOT ORQANIZED
And la Coneeqmnee the Governor's Met*
tance of fifty miles.
It is asserted by one Cape Town cor-
respondent that unless the forces ln
Cape Colony are increased a most un-
desirable 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 hare
profits arising from the gigantic Mil-ha,, ,eaYe (h(, Dutch 8ett,
A « « lr A* /I 4 \7 /-i m 4 V* 4 AM! K«* wlll/ltt
waukee-Great Northern deal, by whicn
he was reputed to have made $3,000,-
900 to $6,000,000 week before last. He
looked upon such holdings, said Dr.
Billings "as Investments rather than
from the speculative view point."
"We were not altogether unpre-
pared for my father's deatV' said J.
Ogden Armour. "All the members ot
the family had been here since the re-
lapse of Sunday morning, in anticipa-
tion of the most serious turn of
While Mr. Armour's name was more
generally associated in
near Cape Town, their lives being un-
According to a native report, 100
men. either Boers or local farmers,
have just passed through Williams'
district ln the direction of Malmes-
I ouUlitna Killing.
Leesville. I-a., Jan. 7.—A fatal diffi-
culty occurred on Sabine river Sun-
day morning, in which young John
Murray was shot and killed by Jamea
Ferguson. The two parties were alone
the public when the sad tragedy occurred, and
mind with the great packing and pro- only the Ferguson version of the af-
vlslon establshments in which he was fair can be obtained, which, according
Interested and which do an annual to his statement, was a case of self-
buf iness exceeding one hundred mil- defense. Ferguson came in town Sun-
ilon dollars, employing 20 000 persons day morning and gave himself up to
and having representatives in every the authorities, and is now In <alL
city of importance in the world, he — _____
was actively interested in many oiher
I) an raven EmphmltM.
London, Jan. 7.—In a letter to the
Times the Earl of Dunraven, empha-
sizing the "very grave situation in
South Africa," warns the country to
distrust the opnlons of experts on the
spot and to be ready for the unex-
pected. He complains of the "Inertia
of the authorities."
The Cape Town correspondent of
the Times confirms the reports of the
multiplicity of the Boer commandoes.
Frank L. Stewart, a well known
theatrical agent, died at St Louis.
London, Janu. 7.—Severe cold sud-
denly set in throughout Europe. In
England It was accompanied by a
northeasterly wind. At Dover a boat
was capsized, four persons drowning.
On the continent the weather is still
most severe. Snow has fallen as far
south as Naples, and in St Peters-
burg the cold is so intense that the
police In the streets have had to be
frequently -relieved and the schools
KnoxvIIIe. Tenn., Jan. 7.—Rev.
Charles M, Hall, pastor of the First
Methodist Episcopal church of Knox-
vIIIe who was recently transferred
from Boston, made the charge in a
sermon tuat every Sunday there w. re
gathered together more people ln Bs-
ton under the direction of organise- j Commoner, he said the first
Will Soon b« Iamicd.
Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 7.—W. J.
Bryan passed through from Galves-
ton, Tex., He said that on his hunt-
ing trip he killed seventeen ducks,
"sixteen on the wing and one in the
water." Speaking of hfi paper, tho
tions whose workings are for the over-
throwing of the Christian church than
there were gathered in the churches.
He vras discussing Twentieth century
London, Jan. 7.—-"Tho outlines of
the Russo-Chlnese agreement regard-
ing Manchuria were settled with Id
Hung Chang is December, 1890,
the Vienna correspondent of tho
Telegraph, "and prior to that
and Khiva and tho
would be out about Jan. 20. Hs
subscriptions were received from thir-
ty-three states and territories within
a week after hs announced his
tion of publishing a paper.
Flooded With Ioqnlrfee.
Guthrie, Ok., Jan. 7.—Gov,
and the officials of tils United States
land offioes In the territory are
flooded with inquiries about
colonisations schemes in
bo well tor peole to
Austin. Tex., Jan. 10.—President Pro
Tem. Miller railed the senate to order
The appointment of Harrison Welsh
as porter to the senate was announced.
By resolution of Mr. Davidson, Joe
Matthews of Goliad county was em-
ployed as a page.
Mr. Lipscomb oerffed a resolution
providing for the appointment of A. J.
D. Sapp of Harris as head porter at $5
a day. It was amended to read $3.
and finally adopted by a vote of 19
Joseph Pyles and Reid Pierson were
*A resolution to employ Otto D. H.
Pfeuffer as secretary to the lieutenant
governor was laid on the table subject
A resolution by Mr. Swanson to em-
ploy another porter was tabled.
After napping for order. Speaker
Prince called Mr. NefT of McLennan to
the chair in the house.
The election of officers was resumed.
Mr. Bridges of El Paso offered a
privileged resolution providing that
candidates for election as assistant
reading clerk be subjected to a test
of their qualifications Ly being re-
quired to read a section of the consti-
tution and call the roll. After amend-
ment dispensing with nominating
speeches, the resolution wa* adopted.
The candidates for assistant reading
clerk were called forward.
N. J. McArthur of Travis was the
first candidate called. T. E. Sewell of
Kaufman, W. L. McDonald of Dallas.
R. A. Porter of Llano. D. A. Bridges of
McLennan and Joseph J. Henderson of
I^amar followed. The first ballot re-
sulted in no election. Henderson re-
ceived the highest vote. 57. McArthur
withdrew. On the second ballot Hen-
derson was elected, receiving 60 votes.
Mr. Kennedy of Harris nominated
Marshall Burney of Itasca for journal
clerk, Mr. Murray of Wilson seconding.
Burney was elected, being the only
nominee. This Is the seventh consecu-
tive session in which he has been
elected to the position.
Mr. Looney of Leon nominated Jas.
L. Robinson of Williamson for assist-
ant journal clerk. Mr. HfuWii of Fails
seconding. Robinson was elected with-
out opposition. This is the fifth ses-
sion during which he has held this po-
Mr. Evans of Fannin nominated
Bruce Thomas of Dallas for calender
Mr. Murray of Wilson nominated G.
W. McKellar of San Jacinto.
Mr. Connally of Falls nominated W.
M. Pierson of Wood.
Thorr *s was elected.
J. E. McFarland of Cherokee was
elected engrossing clerk without op-
D. P. Weislger of Victoria was elect-
ed enrolling clerk without opposition.
J. R. Dunlap of DeWitt. J. D. San-
ders of Caldwell and E. L. Simpson of
Houston were nominated for door-
keepers. Dunlap was elected.
M. D. Cole of Cherokee, W. H. Gill
of Anderson, T. . PCollIns of Grayson.
.Milton Brown of Brazoria. E. C. Miller
of Bell, R. A. Rutherford of Travis
and A. W. Mitchell of Madison were
nominated for assistant doorkeepers.
Brown was elected on the third bal-
Rev. J. T. Gillett of Caldwell, Rev.
W. J. Gatlin of Rains. Rev. J. W. Mor-
ris of Brazoria, were nominated for
chaplain. After three ballots without
an election the house adjourned.
Rail 9SI1I to be Moved.
Galveston, Tex.. Jan. 10.—The Santa
Fe's rail mill, now at Arkansas City,
will be removed to Somersville in a
few days and placed in operation. The
constant wear on the end of steel rails
produces a "bent" at the ends where
the rails are joined together 4n the
track. The only way to remedy thl3
curving under of the rails, as it were,
is to cut about a foot off each end of
the rails and this is what the rail mill
Is used for. The mill is moved from
place to place on the lines and the old
rails as taken up are carried to the
mlil to be operated on. After two feet
have been clipped off the rails are
again put in use on the bmnch lines
and are in condition for good service.
About forty miles of the new seven-;
ty-five pound steel rails to be laid by
the Santa Fe at different points be-
tween Sealy and Doherty, have ar-
rived and been distributed along the
Right More Bodies Found.
Galveston, Tex., Jan. 10.—Mr.
Bodeker and three compsnions
the discovery on the south
Pelican island of at
that have not
that there Is
LONE STAR LEADS,
Mineral Wells, Tex., Jan. 1.—The
annual report of tho United^
geological bureau for the yanr 1899
been received hers. The a
ing the highest number of wells
springs are as follows: New York tf,
with a production of 4,454,057 gallons,
to the value of $809,056.
Virginia S9, with 954,689 gallons,
Massachusetts 39, with 4,489,041 gal-
lons, value $230,704.
California 38, with 1,464.075 gallons,
Wisconsin 30, with 4,089.829 gallons,
Maine 26, with 1,850.132 gallons,
Pennsylvania 25, with 1.542,800 gal-
lons, value $340,254.
Michigan 21, with 3.045,400 gallons,
Illinois 18, with 858,950
Ohio 15, with 2,494,473
Texas 15. with 4,729.950
Of the 4,729.950 gallons produced In
Texas ln 1899, Mineral Wells produced
3,500,000—almost three-fourths—to the
value of nearly $100,000.
New York with her 46 mineral wells
aad springs produced 275 893 gallons
less than Texas with her 15 wells and
springs, Massachusetts comes next,
with 39 wells and springs, and 290.904
gallons, less than Texas; Wisconsin
next with 30 wells and springs, and
640,621 gallons less than Texas; Michi-
gan next, with 21 wells and springs,
and 1,684,550 gallons less than Texas.
The report shows that there are
only three states either one of which
produced more water than Mineral
Wells. These were New York, which
produced 954,057 gallons more than
this city; Massachusetts only 1,139.-
041 gallons more, and Wisconsin only
5S9.329 more. This report shows that
Mineral Wells alone produced 2,035,-
925 gallons more than the state of
California, 1,649,868 more than Maine,
1.005.527 more than Ohio, 1.649.868
more than Pennsylvania. and mors
than any four of the other states aad
territories put together.
Gainesville, Tex., Jan. 8.—Small-pox
has broke out In the Callisburg neigh-
borhood, ten miles northeast of Gaines-
ville 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 miles west of Callisburg died Of
the disease and tbsre are five more se-
rious cases in her family. The coun-
ty physician, C. R. Johnson, went to
that neighborhood Monday to investi-
gate the situation which parties in
from there report as very serious.
Three loit Their Uton.
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 death of two firemen
and a stowaway.
Two Spaniards. Jose Campos aad
Manuel Duenos, were taken out dead
and horribly disfigured by the scalding
steam. The third victim was a negro
stowaway whose name was unknown.
Houston, Tex., Jan. 8.—It is learned
that the cable wires that were cut Sun-
day night have severed the telephone
fire alarm system used by fully half
the city, and in case of fire ln certain
localities big loss would surely result.
The cables were those of the South-
western Telephone company.
Serious damage to property iusldo
the city limits is reported by linemen
of the Southwestern Telephone com-
pany. No one is able to say more thaa
that It was done contrary to law aad
order. The most definite information
Is to the effect that eight cables of tho
company have been cut, aad that no
one is sble to say who did it
Consular Agent Caldwell
at Seville, Spain, died at
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Thompson, F. C. The Democrat. (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 50, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 10, 1901, newspaper, January 10, 1901; McKinney, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth192052/m1/1/: accessed January 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.