The Denison Daily Herald. (Denison, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 269, Ed. 1 Monday, May 25, 1908 Page: 1 of 8
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DENISON, TEXAS, MONDAY, MAY 25, 1908
IF OUR MAY DAY SALE
AT %$-... .
DO YOU NEED A SKIRT
/e are placing on sale today one lot oi Wash
3, such as Duck, Linene, Pique, etc., at
than cost. If you need a Skirt to work
id the house or knock about in, now is
i lot NATT Blue, Black, White Duck Skirts, $1.00 value......
»lot Plata White Duck Skirts, $1.00 value ..................5^
i lot White Linen Skirt#, 11.50 value......................90^
>lot White Ltaen Skirts, $2.60 value lor .................$1.15
1 lot White Linen Skirts, $2.25 and $150 value. Jtor........$1.50
No Skirts exchanged or eent on approval.
State, as well as of the few bridge
and toll companies which come with-
in the provisions of the law.
The beard finds the total intangl
bio assets of these corporations for
the corpent year to be $178,731,49*.
which la an increase of $1,737,023
from the final valuation of Intangible
assets of the railroads over last year.
CAPITAL . . ,
SURPLUS. . .
C. t. COBB. JT,.
K. S. LEGATE,
P. i- LRENNAN,
c. s. Cobh," . .
1 B- MctXWgall, W. 8. Hibbard.
B S*. I .***>, C. C. Jinks,
W. B. Munson, H. Regemtburger,
P J. Br.miat), C. C. McCarthy.
No Interest Paid on Osnoral Deposit*.
HEAVY RAIN IN FORT WORTH.
Four Inchss Fell In Four Hours Sat-
Tort Worth, Tex., May 85.—A ter-
I T I ONE PRICE-CASH THE PUCE TO BUY SHOES
....................... tpwewet timtemt
FIRE LOSS II DALLAS
FINENTAL GIN CO'S. PLANT
Texas, May 85.—Fire today
oyed a part of the Continental
1 Company’s plant. The flood had
pplfld the city water department
[there was little pressure ami It
s difficult for the firemen to do
Just as they were preparing
'dynamite the main building to
[That has been tried out thor-
ouchly; one uaad by the beet of
i Pe°Pl>—these who are paitle-
ul,r: * aoap that Is pleasant to
[tai tenses and hoallng and
"•thing to too akin; such a
COLGATE’S SATH SOAP.
>t coots but llttlo—you got
thr«a good-oind bars for a
[ .**pt«r. Can you afford to de
check the flames the firemen got &
stream of water through the engines
from a swollen creek several blocks
away and saved the principal parts
of the factories.
Ttt» loss will be heavy. The plant
Is worth more than $1,000,000:
FORGOT WIFE’S FIRST NAME.
Witness Recalled It, However, Aft-
er It Was Mentioned to Him.
Washington, May 25.—A man who
had forgotten his wife’s name ap-
peared on the stand In the Benson
tend fraud case. He was W. T. Ran-
dolph of San Francisco. In response
to a question by District Attorney
Baker, he said that his wife’s name
"Do you know a Pearle E. Ran-
"How do you spell the first name?”
"P-e-a-r-l-e," sad the District Attor-
Randolph ransacked his memory
for a minute, during which (he court
room wfc'ted in suspense. At last his
face was Illuminated with a bright
“Why yea,” he said. “I remember It
now. She was my wlf# once. We
were divorced eight years:ago.”
until about 7 o'clock, during which
time it is estimated that the down-
pour possibly exceeded four inches.
In North Fort Worth John Welsh,
40 years of age and unmarried, was
drowned, and James Fridge experi-
enced a narrow escape from a simi-
lar fate, yet suffered the loss of his
horse and buggy. A young boy was
seen In the middle of Marine Creek
and is also believed to have been
drowned., A baby, presumably t*>-
jrownea. a naoy, presumably be-
onging to a family of campers, locat-
ed near the packing plants, was res
cued while floating In the current on
Exchange Avenue, and no other mem-
bers of the family can be found.
FORT WORTH ROW ISOLATED
TEXAS 4 PACIFIC BRIDGE
DALL.A8 18 LAST TO
The rainstorms of Saturday and
A CITY TO SUE A MAGAZINE.
Mayor Says It Libelled Paterson in an
Article on Anarchism.
Paterson, N. J.. May 25.—Mayor
McBride of this city has instructed
City Counsel Merrey to start suit for
libel against the Broadway Magazine
and Broughton Brandeuburgh for dis-
paraging statements regarding Pater-
son made by Brandenburgh In an ar-
ticle, “The Menace of the Red Flag,”
which appears In the current number
of (he periodical. ,
Mayor McBride said that the state-
by Brandenburgh, were
Ushfng such falshood.s
9ubday aiused losses to railroads and
crops that will run Into millions of
dollars. Central, Northern and North-
west Texas and parts of Oklahoma
felt the brunt of the storm. Waco,
Fort Worth‘ and'* Muskogee were se-
verely damaged. Part of the Texas &
Pacific bridge at Dallas washed away
this morning, destroying the only rail
outlet of Fort Worth, the other lines
being cut off Baturday and Sunday.
Iu Fort W^th alone the damage is
estimated at prowtoly in excess of a
million dollaii, and, while two men
are reported Id have drowned, their
bodies bsve n*t been recovered.
A cyclone ttf Newark, Wise County,
Saturday night marked havoc in the
busteee* part the town, but no
lives were lost.
On the Friaco a washout and a lost
bridge has been suffered between
Brownwood and Brookesmith, and an-
other washout at North Fort Worth,
hut all train* are expected to be run-
ning on schedule time today. A ser-
loug washout occurred on the Cotton
Belt between Carrollton and Grape-
vine, where a portion of the track
and an abutment of a bridge are mlHa-
Through trains on the Texas and
Pacific west of Dallas have been tem-
The Joint track leading out of Fort
Worth has been partially destroyed
a mile north of (hat city and repairs
can not be made until the high wa-
ters bars receded.
Repairs have been made on the
Rock Island tracks, which were cov-
ered by the falling of the fill at the
Seventh Street viaduct, which has
made traffic on the Denver an Im-
possibility. Repairs are expected to
be completed by tonight.
Through care on the Iuterurban be-
tween Fort Worth and Dallas were
not running Sunday. Cars were op-
erated between Fo,rt Worth and Hand-
tey only. The high water of Village
Creek covered the tracks east of
Handley for more than a mile and all
efforts to operate cars beyond Hand-
ley proved futUe. Hopes are being
entertained that operations roay be r„.
sumed by tootaht. The full extent
of damage to The tracks Is not known.
At midnight last night It was re-
ported from Guthrie, Okla., that there
had been a steady downpour of rain
for more than twenty-six hoars and
that tbe chances were at that tlmo
that the rainfall would continue
throughout the night. Resulting from
ONE HONORED LIVES ■
LOST IN DALLAS FLOOD
Unexpected JftiM in the Trinity Inundates West
Osllss if 3 O'olook This Morning and
lousands are Homsless.
SHERIFF SEIZES GOVERNMENT BOAT
Federal Officer Refuses to Loan It for Rosouo
Purposes While Helpless Women and
Children are Being Carried Away
by Mightiest Flood in
Dallas, Tex., May 25, 18:50 p. m.—
The flood horror* grow momentarily.
The Sheriff’s departihetn at 18:45 this
afternoon estimates the number of
drowned In the vicinity of Dallas at
one hundred. Fully fifty lives were
lost in the suburb of West Dallas. The
little white cottages, surrounded by
water for half a mite or more In ev-
ery direction, are keen to crumble
and fall’ to pieces, agd the occupants,
mostly women and children, drop into
the raging torrent t
Sheriff Ledbetter In his anxiety to
extend the work of'fescue as far and
as fast as possible, applied to the
Federal Government official in charge
of the Trinity River Improvement#
for use of one of the Government's
large steamboats. He was refused.
l#edbetter then took a large force of
deputies and citizens and seized the
boat and l» now In personal command
of a party rescuing persons In West
Dallas from trees and other places ot
Dallas, Tex., May 25.—The worst
flood in the Trinity River known In
fifty years is rushing through the
Sheriffs department and Police
partment, realized raaethlag unwul Sfl^'brta.S^S’oTaS’XI
ground. Mr. Abney says that ibis i«
the worst flood in tbe past twenty,
four years and that the people In the
bottoms will suffer great Ions
Word was received this morning j able to hear the application before
from X C. Mathes, residing east of city, I t^xt week,
that all the lowlands In that vicinity j
were under water and that the loss |
nient with the District Attorney, the
prisoner will be kept In Jail here until
a decision Is rendered. •
Justice Morschauser Is now holding
court at White Pliana and will not be
DEATH FOR IKE KNIGHT.
tut; JUoo 1,
by the flood would probably be great i Slayer of Sen-in-Law Convicted by
His son. M. T. Mathes. will visit the! Fort Worto^lLS-Th* In™
scene this afternoon with several oth- in the Ike S. Knight murder cam re^
er Denison people who are interested its verdict at 11:30 o’clock Sun-
in property In the flooded dial riel !day ™9™!nK- a,u*r having been In
Tbe rainfall >t “«•
night was s.9b Inches. • ■ Tlia crime nr which Ikn S. Knight
Paris Ter Mav 0,„ _ , waR to<la>' convicted was the sense-
Fans, Tex., May 2».-Red Rwer Is tlonal killing of Edwin C. Larmon In
raging and was two feet above danger (North Fort Worth late in the after-
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point at 10 o'clock this morning.'"0011 of Al,ril H of the present year.
Many farms are flooded. ! J5niKllt’8 st’‘l^aughter. Nellie Bowen.
. ^ | had been married to voung Larmon
A telephone message from Dave j only a few weeks before the tragedy,
Thorne at Ortena shortly afternoon,and the young people were residing
today states that the water is over ^ tho Knlght home-
hhi land there and Is rising very rap-
idly. This would indicate that tho
rise from the main river will come to-
A telephone message from Gaines-
ville states that both approaches to
the Santa Fe bridge north of that
place have gone and that tbe river is
Grave fears are entertained here for
the safety of both the wagon and the
Herald, Monday, May 25, Mi.
THE ELKIN STORE.
VERY BEAUTIFUL GOODS
j ||? Intangible Assets.
Tbe State Tax Board has announc-
ed Its final valuation of the intangi-
ble assets of the railroads of the
MOST MEN DON’T
i *och shoot <
7 looks and price, the two most
■to J1* 'f«oled la fabric*; and tho
°f a Suit la high or km according to what tbe Suit Is, not. what
***** ’Ob* reaaoa why you're safe here is that we sell only
you can't buy Inferiority here; ft Isn’t here.
“ leadership as In Clothes.
>0 that cannot be surpassed
nlng through Guthrie, threatens to
leave It* banka. In which event much
of tbe lowland will be under water.
The Cimarron River, a short dis-
tance north of Guthrie, le said to be
from one to two miles wide in place*
and It is feared much damage is al-
ready done. • * . v
The North Canadian near Purcell Is
reported to be rapidly rising.
A heavy rainstorm prevailed In tbe
region of Lawton for the last thirty-
six hours and reports from there Isst
| n‘*h‘ ■•rrice has been
; A telegram from Rl Reno states that
, lhe Canadian River near there is
! beyond Us banka and many families
In l he bottoms were forced to leave
th*:r homes. The overflow partlcu-
larly afferts North K1 R*no. Tsl.x-
foot rln In the Canadian there Is re-
ported since 3 o'clock Sunday after-
The Missouri, Kansas and Texas in
Sunday when tbe bridge m the main
line at Eufaula went____
to the disaster, the «•*'n
g.is for Mu*
ural gas is
To a<l l
The suburbs of Dallas
are all under water and 2,000 people
are homeless. Several persona are re-
ported drowned In West Dallas and
Eagle Ford suburbs. The river rose
as if the water sprang upward from
its bed and between Ran. and I a.
m. terror prevailed among tbe people
j In the lowlands about the city, each
seeking safety for himself and family,
with here and there some endeavor-
ing to save articles of furniture.
Thing* are still chaotic today. The
police and sheriff s departments and
government and private boats are do-
ing all in their pow er to rescue endan-
The western part of Commerce
Bridge, the most important river
structure In North Texas, was swept
away. Houses are floating down the
raging current. Many important fac-
tories are under water. Thousands
of herds of live stock have perished
In the river bottoms. Railroads have
abandoned trains because of washouts
and softened track*.
The scenes between 3 and 5 a. m.
were Indescribable. The water rose
a* If by horrible magic. It did not
sweep down with a rush alone, tyit
looked as If the bed of the river forc-
ed water up by Jumps of a foot at the
time. The people In the lowlands
were taken by aur prise and became
terror stricken. They fired guns and
pistols, the reports echoing over the
city from every suburb. The city
forces st the city water works pump-
wag the cause of the explosions, and
search soon showed the terrors of the
flood. All available boats, wagons,
teams and other apparatus?, and every
city employe, including Mayor Hay
and members of the municipal Com-
mission, entered tho service to res-
cue those in danger. This system of
work is all that prevented the loss of
hundreds of lives. The screams of
women and children, shouts of men
and piteous noises of perishing ani-
mats, made the night one of verity
SU hundred feet of the Texas 4
Pacific bridge at Dallas was swept
away at 10:30 this morning. Four-
teen men were swept down with the
wrecked portion, and only
known to hare been rescued. Boat*
are pursuing the other eight who have
floated down the river on .wreckage
In hopes of rescuing them.
The damage to railroad property in
the city of Dallas is estimated at from
$1,000,000 to $2,000,000. Other prop-
erty losses will reach as much more.
The water is gradually creeping up
toward the lower business district*.
There are rumors of large losses of
human life within a radius of fifty
miles of Dallas, but there 1» not an
electric wire of an character working
to the west or south of Dallas, where
the flood section* are located. Every
railroad wheel entering Dallas from
these sections Is at a standstill.
RED RIVER ON BENDER.
RELIEVES THAW DANGEROUS
Our aim la to be practical and
cater to the people—to empha-
size that this store la econom-
ical. Try us.
SUPREME COURT JUSTICE SAYS
HE SHOULD BE KEPT
NEW ANTIQUE JEWELRY.
1‘oughkepsie, N. Y„ May 25.—Hairy
K. Thaw, slayer of Stanford White,
will not be released from the lunatic
asylum. This decision was reached
by Justice Morschauser of tho Su-
preme Court In an opinion filed this
morning in the matter of Thaw’s ap
plication for release on a writ of
Both points brought up bv Thaw’s
-- — attorney* were decided against him
six are frh« Justice declared that Thaw is
now insane and that he should not
be allowed to be at large. He further
declared the commitment to the asy-
lum by Justlee Dowling, after the. le-
gal trial of thd case, was legal.
Thaw's attorneys will today apply
to the court for permission to place
Thaw In some other institution than
M&tteawan Asylum, and by agree-
Belt Buckles, Sash Pins, Belt
Pins, Hair Barretts. All the
newest creations of fashions
unearthed from citi*s long bur-
led. They’re very attractive.
50* TO $2.00.
A new stock of beautiful Gauze
White Fane, the stylish and
practical sizes and prices vary
reasonable for th*se fane
75* TO $3.00,
YOUR MONEY RETURNED
IF NOT SUITED.
Ing station several miles up the river
discharged dynamite to give
alarm. A rtmila'- discharge of dyna-
Rise of 23.6 Above Mean Low Water
Reported Thi« Morning.
A phone message from key at 2:45
state* that the river Is up to within
a foot of the store and still rising.
It rose six inches from 8:30 to the
time of tho phone message.
At 12:30 o’clock this afternoon Red
River was 23.9 feet above mean low
water and rising slowly. Mr. Fairer,
the keeper of Red River bridge, report-
ed the water all over the first bottom#
end running over two of the small
bridges between the bridge and tho
railroad track, lie reported the Hen-
derson Ferry boat breaking away Sat-
urday night and ivissing the wagon
bridge about 9 o'clock Sunday. Ho
made an effort with the help of some
negroes to stop It but was unable to
do so. It was caught -Liter In tho
day at Webb's Ferry. Mr. Falre* also
reports the roof of a house going
down yesterday afternoon
Sue O. Long vs, the Kan In this
suit the plaintiff ask,.- for damage*
In the sum of |20,<mi0 for alleged per
raanent personal lnjuriea, . ibl to have
been received in a wreck on the de-
fendant’s road near Muskogee, Okla,,
on May 15th, when the plaintiff was
a passenger on the Katy Flyer that”
was wrecked, coming from Chicago
W. B. Newton, a young man twenty
four year* of age, also filed suit
against the same company fur $20.o00
damages for alleged permanent per-
sonal Injuries, growing oul of hurts
received In the same wreck.
T. J. Abney, a farmer on the low-
lands near Red River, was In the city
this morning and reported that the
water from the river, now out of IU
banks, was running five feet deep on
HANAN PAT. KID
mite at the large cement plant of the mid thru '»«. Hi
taga Stalks could be seen. Urge logs
he said were floating on hi* place and
flood was wlthtn one foot of reach-
homo which wa* uu high
H. & F. PAT. COLT
Head to Foot Outfitter
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