The Daily Hesperian (Gainesville, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 139, Ed. 1 Sunday, June 13, 1897 Page: 1 of 8
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GAINESVILLE. TEXAS. SUNDAY MORNING. JUNE 13. 1897.
REDUCED PRICES ON ICE.
THE RAID OF 18<>7.
TO THE TRADE
Close of Indian War
Cooke County, Texas.
On and after June 14th our
rates lor ice will l>e as follows, cancelling all
prices now in eltect :
2000 lbs. and over, at one delivery - - - M.Vts per
*>00 " daily, lOcts "
100 " and over, dailv to business houses. i>0cts
100 at one delivery at residences 50ets "
at one tleliverv,
lo -251 b.
Pickets Will He Sold as Follows:
will be sold for - - -
To all worthy charity subjects a daily donation ot
ice can be had bv calling at the Factory. It is our desire
to render a prompt and courteous service and to j^ive full
weights. Custonurs are earnestly requested to report
to the office of this company any remissness on part
Thanking you for past patronage and soliciting1
continuance of same.
GA1M2SV1LLE ICE COMPANY.
June 0th. 1S07.
One of ./. M.
The Best on Earth.
Special Correspondence of the Republic.
Gainesville, Tex., May 7.—In
about two years after the close of
the civil war the Indians, who had
j remained qniet for several years,
j driven to desperation by the
I dawning knowledge of the fact
th-it their hunting grounds were
being slowly bnt surely occupied,
rallied for a last desperate raid,
hoping by its atrocities to intimi-
date and forever break the spirits
of the invaders and force them to
seek shelter and protection among
their neighbors to the east. The
red man, though cowardly by na-
ture, never failed so long as the
shadow of a chance was left him
to war in his surreptitious man-
ner for supremacy with the whites
for the possession of the laud.
The raid of 1867 may probably
be called the last Indian raid that
cursed and blighted Cooke county,
and one that, while it will ever be
remembered with feelinge of sad-
ness and horror, had notwlthstand
ing its ludicrous phases.
It was Sunday, January 5,
1867. when a band of painted war
riois, variously estimated from 75
to 100 in number, suddenly ap-
peared upon Clear creek. The day
was warm, caim and beautiful,
which, at the time of the year
spoken of. Is a sure precursor of
the dreaded norther, which so oft
in winter swoops down upon North
Texas so suddenly that a day sav-
oring strongly of the charaeteris
tics of midsummer may within a
short space ol a few moments lake
unto itself the frigid temperature
of an arctic winter.
The pious people had beeu at-
tending church, and, the services
having concluded, were returning
to their homes when the advance
party, consisting ot Mr. Manasco,
his daughter, Mrs. Shegog, with
her infant child, only seven
months old. two little grand-
daughters of Mr. Manasco's, aged
7 and 9 years, respectively, a
little negro girl and a man named
Leather wood, were suddenly con
fronted by the Indians.
The Indians immediately set
upon and killed Manasco and
Loatherwood. They then turned
to Mrs. Shegog, and though the
i frantic mother did everything in
fier power to retain possession of
her balie, the demons tore it fioir.
ncr arms and quieted its scream
forever by beating it to death
i^ainst the ground. Haviut
scalped the two men and the ten
let babe, Mrs. Shegog and the
little girl* wore forced to mount
horses, and the Indians fearing to
attack thf houses of the
S. II. Noland,
10 J California Street.
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OTi- the Hibpkbian office.
New guns for rent and shells for
sale at the bicycle store. |
acK rr.f nouse-* oi me remain
ing settlers, continued their
journey in the direction of
Gainesville with their captives.
T\vo boys, sons of John Short,
were on their way to Gainesville
with a load of wheat drawn by t".(
yoke of oxen. Glancing behind
tliem they perceived the Indians
it no great distance and rapid U
itverlialing them. The boys stop
pe.d thoir team and qnickly mount
t-tl a couple of horses tied behind
the wagon (a precaution the earh
settler always took in those days
in expectation of just such an
emergency), struck out over the
prairies. The Indians, coming up
to the wagon, and realizing the
futility of pursuing their would-
be victims, secured an ax that
was in the wagon and mnk the
blade into the brains of the two
wheel steers. They then cut the
ham-strings of the leaders, and
turning from the poor maimed and
helpless beasts, they proceeded to
cut up the wa;ron and to scatter
the wheat over the road and
After this" act of savagery, it
now being nearly night, the In-
dians continued their course over
the high prairies for the settle-
ments on Elm, a branch of the
Trinity river, and upon the east-
ern banks of which is built the
city of Gainesville. They had not
proceeded far before they encoun-
tered a Mr. Powers who had beer
ont looking after his stock and
was returning to bis home. Pow-
ers attempted to escape; but be-
ing poorly mounted, was *oon
overtaken by some of the Indians
on fresh horses, killed and scalp-
ed. It was night when the In-
dians reached the settlements on
Elm, and entering the lot of Mr.
iS. C. Peery, they stole fourteen
head of horses, all that he had.
leaving a number of their own
stock on the premises, having
speared many of them to deatti
During all this time old Boreas
had not been idle in bis prepara
tions for battle with the red and
white man alike. A small clond
that had stolen gently to and nes
tied for a short time against th»
northern horizon, now suddenly
shot up toward the zenith, the air
became Intensely warm and not a
leaf quivered or blade of sage
grass nodded in tha dead calm
that pervaded nature. Hundreds
of cattle rushed by the Indians
uttering that subdued bellow pe-
culiar to them upon such occa-
sions, seeking shelter in the dens-
er timber lower down the creek.
Captors and captives well knew
what it ail forebode, but were
alike powerless to avert the ap-
Suddenly, as if a thousand
Niagaras had been called into ex
isteuce by some enchanter's wand,
was heard the roar of the rapidly
approaching norther. Then burst
upon Indians, captives and he-
roes the fierce freezing winds,
piercing their warm and poorly
protected bodies as though 'twere
millions of icicles hurled from
some mighty catapult. Dense
black clouds overspread the sky,
and to the terror of the convul-
sion—which old settlers declare
to this day to have I>een the
fiercest they ever witnessed—the
intense colu and inky blackness
of the night rain and sleet fell in
The Indians soon became con-
fused, bewildered, lost and in
their wanderiugs they found
themselves in the eastern suburbs
of Gainesville. Frightened at
fimding themselves thus surround-
ed they stealthily moved forward
as best they could, maintaining
the utmost silence. They finally
reached a point one mile south of
town. Here a saw mill had been
erected and a large number of
logs were lying there. Becoming
entangled in this mass of logs, the
Indians were forced to halt foi
about two hours, after which time,
thoroughly reconnoitered the po
sition, they moved out about dawn,
eaving Mrs. Shegog, who had
crawled off to one side. As soon
as the Indians were known to be
'.rone Mrs. Shegog, more dead
than alive, went to the house of
Sam Doss, which happened to be
Early the next morning the
news spiea^ through the city of
the escape of Mrs. Shegog, and
rom her of the Indians having
passed through the city. Great
was the consternation of the peo-
ple of Gainesvilre when brought
to realize that so murderous an
enemy had that night passed be-
neath their windows, and the de-
mand for shot, powder and caps
was unprecedented. Owing, how
ver, to the intense cold, and the
reverse effect of the whisky, no
>uisuit was inaugurated, and the
Indians continued their journey
Passing up Elm, the Indians,
•ight miles from town, left the two
itt'.e white girls beside the road,
ind there they were found frozen
o death, at least such was the
opposition, as no marks of vio-
lence were found upon theii per-
-ons. A few miles further on the
>ody of the little negro was found,
ilso frozen to death. Keaching
'he western portion cf the county
lie Indians came upon the house of
t man by the name ot Kilpatrick,
nordered and scalped Kilpatrick,
his wife and their little babe, sev-
>ral months old, and carried off
lis two little girls ot the same
ige as.the Manasco children, 7
ind 9 years old. They were car-
ried to Fort Sill, and after a cap
rivitv of several months were
purchased from the Indians by
'he government by the payment
of several hundred dollars ran-
som. Orphaned and alone in the
world, congress appropriated
$5000 for their support and educa-
With this first and last humane
act upon the part of the govern-
ment in connection with these
raids the veil falls forever upon
the bloody deeds and hostile
presence of Indians in Cooke coun-
ty. The government from very
shame awoke to the necessity of
crushing the spirit of murder and
robbery that lurked in the hearts
of her favorite wards. The
policy of the government to
confine the Indians upon their
reservation, and to guard them
there, gave an unheard-of impetus
to immigration. The roads from
all the older states and from the
^reat northwest were whitened
with the overland schooner en
route for the agricultural El Do-
rado, the fertile plains of Noith
Texas. Houses sprung up as if
by magic, Cooke county became
populous, and yet westward the
star of empire took its way, thus
forever settling the Indian ques-
tion in Texas and leaving their
deeds ot blood and rapine, mur-
ler and arson only horrid memo-
ries of the past.
A GHASTLY FIND.
A Woman's Head Buried in
Rushville, Ind., June 12.—The
discovery of a woman's head bur-
ed in earth in a cellar of a vacant
bouse in the center of the city has
aroused intense excitement here.
Two boys were in the cellar rum-
aging among some old barrels and
boxes when they made the dis-
The head is that of a woman
probably 40 years old. The tlesh
had decayed, leaving the skin
hard and dry and pressing tightly
against the skull. There are thir-
teen teeth, six upper and seven
lower, looking as bright and
natural as if the owner were alive.
A mass of short, .curly, blonde
hair crowns the head, with bangs
in front. The facial appearance
gives rise to the belief that the
owner of the head in her time
possessed great beauty. A long
cut or incision in the skull over
the right ear tells how the woman
met her fate.
The discovery of the head has
given rise to all manner of con-
jectures as to the woman's iden-
tity, who buried the head and how
it got there. The prevailing opin
ion is that the woman was mur-
dered, her body buried elsewhere
and the head buried in the eellar.
Many believe that the head is
that of Pearl Bryan, murdered at
Fort Thomas lately by Scott Jack-
son and Alonzo Walling. The
woman has %been dead three or
four years, while Pearl Bryan
met her fate about a year and a
half ago, which explodes that the-
See the parachute come down at
1 o'clock this afternoon.
Hall's Great Discovery.
One small bottle of Hall's Great
Discovery cures all kidney and
bladder troubles, removes gravel,
cures diabetes, seminal emis
sions, weak aud lame backs, rheu-
matism and all irregularities of
the kidneys and bladder in both
men and women. Regulates blad-
der troubles in children. If not
sold by your druggist, will be sent
by mail on receipt of $1.00. One
small bottle is two months' treat-
ment and will cure any case above
mentioned. E. W. Hall.
Sole Manufacturer, P. O. Box 218,
For sale by J. D. Nance, Com
merce street drug store.
Gainesville, Tex., April 15,
1897.—We, the undersigned, have
used Hall's Discovery for kidney
or bladder troubles, and have
been cured or greatly benefitted
by its use and can fully recom-
mend it to others.
J. R. Shortridge, Mayor.
R. C. Cook, Ex-Co. Com.
J. G. Moss.
Not only piles of the very worst
kind can be cured by DeWitt's
Witch Hazel Salve, but eczema,
scalds, burns, bruises, boils, ul-
cers and all other skin troubles
can be instantly relieved by the
same remedy. H. W. Stark Drug
nary Ellen's Daughter.
Wichita, Kan., June 12.—Miss
Evelyn Louise Lease, daughter of
Mary Ellen Lease, the populist
orator, has accepted an invitation
to deliver a lecture in July before
the .National Chantaqna assembly
in Jamestown, N. Y. This will be
her initial appearance as a lec-
rioney to Loan.
We are now prepared to renew
the loans of the Equitable Mort-
gage company, Watkins Loan
company, Lombard Investment
company, and in fact all the com-
panies which have loans in Cooke
We have plenty of money and
are anxious to loan it. If you
want to renew an old loan or make
a new one give us a call.
R. D. Bell & Co.,
North Dixon Street.
Celebrated for its great leavening
strength and bealtlifulness. Assures
the food against alum and all forms of
adulteration common to to the cheap
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A choice farm, 282 acres, two
good houses, one a $2800 house,
good water, good timber, 180
acres In cultivation, a good grow-
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miles north of town on the main
road. Will sell for part cash or
will trade for a line of merchan-
dise—dry goods, groceries or
drugs—or for city property. This
Fine candies, all
cream at Bartlett
ds of fruit,
Washington, June 12.—Repub-
lican senators in their caucus to-
day failed to reach an agreement
on the Hawaiian reciprocity treaty
and again adjourned with the un
derstanding that another caucus
will be held tonight or Monday.
House and lot at a bargain.
G. L. SruRLOcK.
London, June 12.—An excur
sion train on its way from Ban-
mouth to Oldham was derailed at
Welshampton at midnight. Nine
people were killed and twenty-five
Account of the Tennessee Cen-
tennial at Nashville, Tenn., May
1 to October 31, the M., K. & T.
Railwaj Company will sell round
trip tickets at the following rateB:
For tickets limited to Novem-
ber 7, $29.75.
For tickets limited to 20 days,
For tickets limited to 10 days,
For further information call on
Tickets at rate of $29.75 will be
on sale daily from April 28 to
October 15; at $21.85 from April
29 to October 15 at $15.85, Tues-
days and Thursdays of each week,
commencing April 29, up to and
including October 26.
T. T. McDonald,
—I m ^
Sick headache can be quickly
and completely overcome by using
those famous little pills known as
"DeWitt's Little Early Riseie "
II. W. Stark Drug Co.
Read the Hesperian every day
ex-oonfederates and tennks-
Don't forget that by leaving on
the M., K. & T. train at 11:25
a. m. you can arrive at Nashville
at 6 p. m. following day. Only
one night on the road. For infor-
mation in regard to rates and ac
commodations call on or address
T. T. McDonald,
A fine line of cigars and tot: t
co at the bicycle store.
W. B. Johnson, Newark, N. J.,
says: "One Minute Congh Cure
saved my only child from dying
byjcroup." It has saved thous-
ands of others suffering from
croup, pneumonia, bronchitas and
other serious throat and lung
trouble. H. W. Stark Drug Co.
Have your old tire vulcanized
and made good as new at the bicy-
Advertise in the Hesperian.
The long distance telephone to
Texas cities and towns. New
stations opened continually and
additional facilities added. Ask
Central for party wanted. Sub-
scribers can talk from their own
telephone, others from telephone
C. W. Stewart,
Corrected daily by J. C. George, |
Chicago—July wheat, Chicago
opening 68'b to 68: close, July
wheat 68 ?4 to % bid.
New Orleans opening—
July 7.19 bid
Quiet and steady
New York opening—
Steady at decline.
1 July 7.17-18
Ice cream and lemonade at Mof-
fit's park today.
Mrs. Worsham was consider-
ably improved yesteday.
Mr. and Mrs. 8. Belton return-
ed from New York last night.
See the balloon go up at 4
o'clock this afternoon.
For a cool, refreshiog^c^flc go
to Bartlett & Keeler's.
Y. M. C. A. Items.
All men are cordially inyited to
attend the religious services at 4
p m. today;
The reading room, which is
open from 3 to 6 p. m., is sup-
plied with daily and weekly, seen
lar and religious papers. The
Association rooms are very com
(ortable this warm weatner and
are frequented by manv| of the
young men.) tr
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