The Temple Times. (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 44, Ed. 1 Friday, October 13, 1899 Page: 3 of 12
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irations About Perfected for
War With the Bores.
iOVERNMENT OFFICIALS BUSY.
He Rearing Cannon Likely to Thunder Forth
Shot and Shell at Any Hour-Both
Sides In Readiness.
London, Oct. 9.—Whatever
may be the result of Great Brit-
ain’s controversy with the South
African Republic, every depart-
ment of the government is as
'busy os though actual hostilities
I The electric flash that an
nouncod the mobilization of the
army reserves and the summon-
ing of parliament set every wheel
of the government machinery in
j An hour after the Gazette ap-
peared executive orders were be-
ing dispatched from the war office
■to every section of the kingdom
nnd the 10,000 bulletins which ap-
peared posted throughout the
country are said to have been
identical with the proclamation
prepared for use had the Fashoda
incident required such a step.
! At the same time Lord Salis-
bury and Mr. Balfour were issu-
ing the necessary orders for the
reassembling of parliament the
admiralty was concentrating its
.transports, twenty-four of which
are now secured at Liverpool
! So complete were the prepara-
tions that 25,000 reserves have
Already individually received cou
■ Under the Wheels.
Dallas, Tex., Oct. ’9’.—-Walter
Brookel, of 622 Commerce street,
fell in front of a Harwood street
car yesterday afternoon near the
corner of Martin and Commerce
streets and was badly bruised and
mangled. The car was in charge
of Mortormau Beaupre and was
running at the usual speed when
the accident happend. The mor-
torman when he saw the boy fall
reversed the power, but the car
was not stopped until the unfort-
unate victim was dragged fifteen
or twenty feet over the rough, un-
Tender hands removed the boy
from beneath the car and he was
conveyed to his home. Three
physicians were called and dressed
the wounds. An examination re-
vealed two scalp wounds, abra-
sions of the skin on both should-
ers and knees and bruises about
the side. The right foot was bad-
ly crushed and mangled, all the
bones were broken and amputa-
tion may become necessary.
Walter Brookel is 13-years-old
and has been employed in a mes-
senger service for nearly a year.
Saturday he resigned for the pur-
pose of entering the East Dallas
school this morning. He was
down town yesterday for the pur-
pose of settling with his employer
when he fell a victim to a deplor-
Severljr Injured. j Rates are Stiffening.
Fort Worth, Tex., Oct. 7.—Fred I Galveston, Tex., Oct. 7.—Near-
Edgell, United States Express ly- every ship agent in the port
messenger on the Fort Worth and
Bio Grande, fell from an express
wagon yesterday afternoon and
was severely injured. He had
just come in off his run to
Brownwood, and was seated on
top of a show case in the wagon
on his way up to the up*town
office of the company.
As they reached Fifth street,
on Houston, the wagon struck
received a cable yesterday ad-
vising against booking their ves-
sels far into the future, the infor-
mation being that the British
government is chartering very
freely on account of the prospects
of war in Houth Africa. As a mat*
ter of fact owners refused to
make prices on their vessels.
The result of this is a stiffening
of freight rates. The near posi-
one of the* ornamental “chuck j tions are not so much affected,
holes” that polka dot tbat'tbor-.J but the more distant positions are
ougbfare, and the show case because of the possibility of a
skated off to the ground, carrying scarcity of tonnage by the time
Mr. Edgell with it. He struck 1 the vessels will be needed,
the ground first and tlie show case j Freights have been quite firm
fell over on top of him. He was here for several days on this ac-
picked up by J. H. Maddox, who j count, and the additional fact
carried him to the office in his that cotton is beginning to move
She Lies a Total Wreck at Her Pier
in Cast River.
HER CARGO VALUED AT $300,000
Passengers and Crew are Safely Landed, but
the Desperate Fight ef the Firemen
Austin, Tex.,Oct. 9.—Attorney
General Tom Smith and State
Health Officer Blunt will leave
here to-morrow night for Wash-
ington to represent Texas ia her
interests called in question by the
following telegram received this
“Sew Orleans, La., Oct. 8,
1899.—Hon. Joseph D. Sayers,
pon tickets, which contain in- governor of Texas, Austin, Tex.,
•tructions where each man shall You are respectfully notified that
report for railway transportation on next Monday, October 16, the
a. to |the place designated and a [ state of Louisiana will apply to the
■^money order for three shillings supreme court of theUnited States
or provisions en route.
At Woodwich it was asserted
that 95 per cent of the reserves
would be fully equipped within
; In the meantime the members
of the two houses of parliament
are arranging to return to Lon-
don and a force of men are busily
engaged in completing the im-
provements at Westminster.
The most important news from
South Africa comes from Mafe-
king, where twice on Saturday
the British camp was aroused, the
men stood to their arms, guns
were limbered and patrols were
dispatched in tbe direction of the
No hostilities have occurred as
yet, but the enemy has moved
practically to the border, eight
miles from Mafeking, in force
estimated at 6000, comprising
The Cora Crop.
Chicago, III., Oct. 9.—“This
year’s corn crop will be one of
largest in our history,’’ said Sec-
retary of Agriculture Wilson, who
is in Chicago with the presiden-
tial party. “The total yield it is
estimated will be between 23,-
, 000,000,000 and 25,000,000,000 of
bushels. There will be plenty
for manufacturing and feeding
and there will be all the corn to
sell that anybody wants to buy.
To what extent the crop will be
shipped abroad will depend large-
ly upon the price it will bring.
The high prices offered for meats
will incline the farmers to U90
their corn for feeding puiposes.”
a _ ———»-•-
f Waco, Tex., Oct. 9.—Lieut.
Frank Marshall of the battleship
Olympia has not yet reached
for a preliminary injunction to re-
strain the state of Texas, Joseph D.
Sayers, her governor, and her
health officer, William K. Blunt,
from establishing and maintain-
ing an embargo on interstate
commerce between tbe state of
Louisiana and the state of Texas
operated under the guise of quar-
“Milton J. Cunningham,
“Attorney Gen. of Louisiana.”
Street Car Strike.
San Antonio, tTex., Oct. 9.—
Employes of the street car system
struck yesterday morning for -nine
instead of twelve hours, and up
to this time no car has moved.
The county commissioners passed
resolutions this morning endors-
ing the action of the strikers and
solicit labor party in circulating
a petition asking the city council
I to forfeit the company’s charter
for failure to run cars. A mass
meeting has been called for to-
morrow to urge people to refuse
to ride on cars operated by scabs.
The general public sympathize
with the strikers.
A physician was called who eX-
arniued him and found that no
bones were broken. Mr. Edgell
was paralyzed by the shock and
perfectly helpless. He is suffering
intensely from injuries to liis
McKinley in Illinois.
Galesburg, 111., Oct. 7.—On tbe
campus of the historic Knox col-
lege, where 41 years ago Abraham
Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglass
met in the memorable series of
debates to determine which
should occupy the seat in the
United States senate, President
McKinley and Postmaster Gen-
eral Charles Emory Smith this
morning delivered stirring ad-
dresses commemorative of the
contest between those two great
leaders of former days. The citi-
zens of Galesburg turned out en
masse to honor the president and
members of tbe cabinet and an
opportunity was given them to
greet their distinguished guests
as they were driven in carriages
through the streets of the city
before the exercises at the col-
lege began. At the exercises the
president delivered a short ad*
dress and was followed by Post-
master General Smith, who deliv-
ered tbe oration of the day.
Case Not Finished.
Fort Worth, Tex., Oct. 7.—In
the Forty-eighth district court
the habeas corpus case, ex parte
Lavonia Williams, which was
continued from yesterday, was
not disposed of, as neither Della
Smith nor the child appeared be-
fore the court. An order was
therefore made instructing the
clerk to issue a writ of habeas
corpus to J. C. Young, coustable
of Tarrant county, to take and
bring the body of the aforesaid
Lavonia Williams before the
court, the writ being made return
No other proceedings were
had in this court.
with some freedom now. The
corn movement is beginning in
earnest, the arrivals thus far hav-
ing been from Texas points.
This of course stiffens rates und
the agents are feeling much bet-
ter about the outlook than they
did a week or ten days ago.
Ctwboy Hiding Contest.
St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 7.—A vast
concourse of people witnessed the
cowboy riding contest yesterday
for the championship of the world
given under the auspices of the
St. Louis Fair association. Their
feats electrified the spectators.
One thousand dollars was put
up in purses of which $700 went
to the winner. Each man rode
two horses. Bruce Norton of
Texas captured the big prize;
Jack Joyce of Buffalo Bill’s wild
west show took second money
and Frank Schramm of Califor-
Water Situation Serious.
Bonham, Tex., Oct. 9.—The
scarcity of water in the county
was never more keenly felt that
at the present. In some localities
farmers are compelled to go sev-
eral miles to procure water and
then have to use tank water.
Bonham is not suffering on that
account, however, for she is the
only town in the county that has
waterworks, but the whole county
is very much iu need of rain.
Houston, Tex., Oct. 9.—Kinch
Malone, an escaped convict from
Parish prison, at New Orleans,
who was arrested here a Enonth
Waco, and his arrival here is for [ ftgo, was taken to-day to the state
the present postponed, much to line by Officer Lahey and there
the regret of the committee who
had prepared a royal reception
K,. m A - A
for the Waco sailor who assisted
in destroying the Spanish fleet
commanded by Montejo.
A Bog’s Brnre Deed.
Dhriohsville, O., Oct. 9.—
James Brady, a bridge jumper of
Pitteburg, traveling with a wild
west show, was fatally injured by
making a high dive at Strasbuig
Saturday. His head struck the
bottom of tbe tank, rendering
him unconscious, and he was
dragged out of the water by his
pet Newfoundland dog. Brady is
paralyzed and will die.
delivered to the Louisiana
authorities on requisition from
Gov. Sayers. The quarantine
regulations preventod an earlier
surrender of the prisoner.
Fort Worth, Tex., Oct. 9.—All
the union men employed iu the
Cnmerou Mill and Elevator com-
pany have been discharged. The
men claim it is because they
joined the union. The company’s
representative says the men are
unsatisfactory. One man has beon
>yed for ten years. The
es assembly committee ia
Chicago, Oct. 7.—From now un-
til Tuesday night business in
Chicago will be practically sus-
pended, the city being given up
to the celebration of the fall fes
tival and the federal building
dedication ceremonies. The most
distinguished guests, including
President McKinley and party
and Vice-President Muriscal of
Mexico, and Premier Sir Wilfrid
Lswrier of Canada, will arrive
before nightfall and to night tbe
first processions marking the
celebration, tbe illuminated bicy-
cle parade, will be held.
Giu, Mill nnd Co'toil.
Hartshorne, I. T., Oct. 7—Late
yesterday afternoon this town
had the worst fire iu its existence.
Elder Polk’s gin house, grist mill
and blacksmith shop, with eight
bales of cotton already ginned
were burned, besides a large lot
of cottou awaiting its turn. Tbe
property was owned by Mr. Polk.
It is the.third time a grist, saw
mill and Pouring mill were burn-
ed on the same ground. It was tbe
only gin in Gaines county.
Heavy Cotton Purchase.
Ardmore, 1. T., Oct. 7.—The
largest cotton deal in the Indian
Territory was closed here yester-
day afternoon. J. Palmer, a gin
ner, sold 140(1 to 1500 bales of cot*
ton to local buyers at 6 15-16c f.
o. b. at Ardmore. This is equal to
6.53c landed at Galveston, about
$3 a bale more than the Galves-
ton quotations. The receipts
are light and demand great. A
few small lists are being held,
but the holders are asking 7 cents
Ship ('handler Arrested.
New York, Oct. 7.—A sensation
was caused iu Brooklyn yesterday
by the arrest of Edward L.
Wheeler, a ship chandler, mem*
her of a prominent family and
popular in business and politiea
affairs of the borough, as a party
to the alleged unlawful remova
of some thousands of dollars
worth of metal from 1he Brook-
lyn navy yard.
New York, Oct. 6.—The Mal-
lory line steamer Leona was burn-
ed and sunk at her wharf in East
river last night. The cargo con-
sisting of tobacco and 8000 bales
of cotton, and valued at $300,000,
is a total loss and the boat is a
little better tliuu a wreck.
It is believed that the Leona,
which sailed from Gulveston
September 27, caught fire at sea
several days ago, since which
,ime she has proceeded at full
speed with the battened hatches
:!or this port. At 3:30 yesterday
;he Leona came racing up East
river to her pier, where haste was
ibado to debark the passengers
and open tho hatches. Au hour
ater au army of men were vainly
lighting a fire iu tho steamer’s
lold. Finally tho ship was scut-
iled. As soon as the Leona made
'ast to her pier, about 4 o’clock,
;he officers of tho vessel, com-
manded by Capt. Wilder, ordore
ed the members of the crew to
;ry to put out the firo iu t'ac hold
without calling tho firo depart-
ment. This was soon found to
ye impossible, and an alarm was
pent in. By 5:30 o’clock ten
streams were playing from lire
mats. The firemen had a hard
;ime to get at tho flames as the
mat came into tho dock stern
’oremost, listing the burniug por-
tion out in the water.
The hatches being lifted, a tre-
mendous volume of smoko came
out, making it impossible for the
irenaen to seo. Soon tons of
water were pouring into tho
doomed vessel and the ship be-
gan to list to starboard, settling
a little as she did so. At 6 o’clock
about seventy firemen were ou
;he boat working to keep the fire
rom spreading toward the stem.
It was found to he beyond the
efforts of the firemen and an or-
der was given to open tho fore
and after portholes in order to
allow the water to enter and
make her settle. Tho water
already pouring into tho boat was
managing to run along tho bligo
keels until it had readied aft and
Vancouver, Oct. 6.—A remarks
able story of cannibalism was
brought to Sydney, Australia, a
few days before the sailing of the
steamer Aorangi to this port by
the French steamer Jeannette.
The victim of the display of sav-
agery was a] native of Hawaii
named Amaru, who acted as or-
derly to the immigration depart-
ment at Noumea in the New
Hebrides. About six mouths ago
Amaru married a native woman of
Aoba, iu the New Hebrides group,
and later they tried tc visit the
wife’s tribe. The couple landed
on au unfriendly shore and were
taken prisoners. Tho man was
tied to a stake and tortured. He
was finally killed and roasted with
two sheep and a feast was held.
In tho meantime Amaru’s wife
had been provided with a second
husband. The matter was re-
ported to a British man of war.
Cotton Seed Advance.
seed, which has been selling in
this market for some time at $10
per ton, while elsewhere as much
as $11 and $12 has beou paid, has
has been forced up to $10.50 and
$11, those prices having been paid
for seed hero yesterday. It has
been charged by business men hero
that tho parties buyins seed here
for $10 have beon paying $11 for
it elsewhere and by doing so have
caused trade to be diverted from
this point. The outcry against
this haa had the effect to force
prices up to what is paid for seed
—.....—■* ♦ •--
Both Were Killed.
Little Rock, Ark., Oct. 6.—
John J. Bowles, one of tho best
known planters in Arkansas, was
killed at Reedville yesterday in a
fight with his nephew, Edward
Reed. Tho latter was also killed,
both mou firing simultaneously.
The tragedy was tho result of a
quarrel over tho removal of a
wood shed belonging to young
Bowles. John Bowles was a man
of considerable wealth and had
been engaged for years in conduct-
ing plantations on the Arkansas
Austin, Tex., Oct. 6.—Gov.
Sayers this morning issued requisi-
tion papes for Volney Musgrovo,
now iu Roswell, N. M., nnd want-
ed in LaSalle county for horse
theft. Musgrove’s brother is tho
leader of tho Blackjack gang and
he is understood to be organizing
his gang with a view of rescuing
his brother. For that reason the
sheriff wants an armed escort to
Keeis limn it miu luucueu uit mm . . , , .
, , .. . . accompany him to protect the
tho ship showed evidence of list- 1 / . 1
1 r in rnfinimra
Parliament to Meet.
Loudon, Oct. 7.—A royal pro
clamatiou summoning parliament
to meet on Oct. 17 and authoriz-
ing the calling out of the reserves
was signed this morning.
No New Cases at Jackson.
Jackson, Miss., Oct. 7.—There
were no new cases of fever yester-
day. C. E. Elliott died yesterday
afternoon. The thermometer
ranges between 45 and 72. The
state board of health yesterday
notified the health officer of Ran-
kin county that the board would
take action to compel a modifica-
tion of the Rankin quarantine.
Father mil Daughter Killed.8
Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 7.-
James J. Evans and his lH-year*
old daughter while returning
from prayer meeting at Lakelant
Wednesday night were run over
by an engine. Mr. Evans’ body
was cut in two and Miss Evans
In a dry kiln Are at Lake Charles,
Ia., 15,000 feet of lumber burned.
.... —•«»•<» » , i ■».
J. J. Bowles and his nephow killed
each other in a fight at Reedville, Ark.
A Big Gas Well.
Corsicana, Tex., Oct. 7.—Tom
woods in drilling for oil three and
a half miles northeast from the
city Friday evening struck a big
flow of gas and yesterday the wel
was tubed. There was no oil
struck in the hole, but the propo-
sition is a good one on account of
the gas output. This makes 11
good gas wells iu this field.
ing to starboard. Most of the
firemen finally left the ship by
sliding down a hose which was
fastened to tho wheel. At about
8:15 tho flames were under con-
trol at the hatchway and the en-
tire work was confined to the for-
ward hatch. Tho flames were so
persistent that they were not un-
der control for a long time and
tho New Yorker was kept at work
playing with her all night.
Attacked by Apaches.
El Paso, Oct. 6.—News comes
from Grafton, New Mexico,
that an old bear hunter named
Amos Brown, whoso cabin is on
the west fork of the Gila river,
was recently attacked by a roving
band of Apache Indians. Brown
defended himself from behind
the heavy logs of his cabin walls
and finally succeeded in driving
off the bucks, but not until one
of them had been killed.
Major Haynes Found Dead.
Gaiuosvillo, Tex., Oct. 6.—Ma-
jor R. B. Haynes was found dead
in his bed Wednesday morning -it
his homo ou McClain street. Maj.
Haynes was an aged mau,had beon
feeble for some time, nnd heart
failure is thought to have been
the causo of his sudden demise.
The remains were taken to Pilot
Point for interment.
—— — l!
Texarkana, Tex., Oct. 6.—The
gin house of Capt. L. A. Presley,
on his'plantation, about six miles
from this place, wus destroyed by
fire Wednesday night. Tho build-
ing with thirty-five bales of cot-
ton and eight tons of cotton aoed
were totally dostrc«j"id. Tho
house was valued at $3000 and
•arried $1600 insurance. Tbeoou-
t*nU were not insured.
prisoner from the rescuers.
Rules Advanced On Outs
St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 6.—The
Houston aud Texas Central and
Southern Pacific railway compa-
nies have issued notice, advancing
their rates on outs in carloads
from all points in Texas on their
Hues to Mississippi river cross-
ings, etc., 21-2 cents per 100
pounds, and information has been
received to the effect that tho
Cotton Belt has taken similar ac-
tion with regard to its tariffs.
Dewey Takes n Constitutional.
Washington, Oct. (i.—The ab-
sence of the president yesterday
aud the conclusion of tho official
festivities left Admiral Dowey
practically to himself for the day.
Ho started out early for a morn-
ing constitutional and took quiet
a walk through the northwest sec-
tion of tho city, dropping iu for a
short-timo ut tho Metropolitan
club and returning for luucheou
[to tho McLean residence.
Tho war cloud hanging over
South Africa looks very threaten-
Sol Rice, a prominent Waco mer-
chant is dead.
Oak Cliff Is to have another electrio
Cottou Mill Movement.
McKinney, Tox.,Oot. 6.—Jesse
Shalu, presideut, has called a
meeting of the city board of trade
for Suturday night, Oct. 14, to
compile statistics and adopt such
measures 119 will be most likely
calculated to secure a cotton fac-
tory at McKinney. JohuH. Fer-
guson will try to get the board
to secure pledges from local cap-
italists for a fund with whioh to
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