Strawn Enterprise. (Strawn, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 14, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 27, 1905 Page: 2 of 8
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THE STR/UYN ENTERPRISE
VINCENT PUBLISHING HOUSE.
NEWS IN NUTSHELLS.
fIRE AT HUMBLE DESTROYS f IfTY
TEAMS AND 4,000,000 BARIS OIL
The Timcs-Herald, a new pleas-
ure craft, will be launched on the
Trinity at Dallas in a few days.
Two brick kiln sheds of the
Whiteside Brick and Lumber Co., at
Corsicana burned Tuesday.
The Rock Island system will as
•oon as practicable, commence the
erection of a commodious freight
depot a Amarillo,
The Attorney General has ap-
proved and the Controller regis-
tered $40,000 5 per cent jail bonds
of Hardin County.
The Argyle Truck Growers Asso-
ciation is shipping a ear of cante-
loupes each day to Chicago and
other "markets in the North.
Constable T. C. Abies of Terrell
announces that all idle negroes of
Terrell must leave the city or be
placed in the city jail and tried for,
The Secretary of the Interior has
withdrawn from entry 115,000
acres of land in the Tucson, Ariz..
land district for forest reserve pur-
The Tokio correspondent of the
Daily Telegraph says that a Japan-
ese army has been landed north of
Vladivostok and that a complete en-
velopment of the fortress is immi-
Humble, Tex., July 71.—During
vivid electrical storm last night
lightning struck one of the big
earthen tanks belonging to one of
the Texas companies, resulting in a
blaze which Imd spread until elev-
en tanks were burning, while fifty
men were surrounded' by flames and
their fate unknown. One hundred
teams are known to have perished
in the great .blaze, and many fami-
lies have been burned out.
The tank first to burn contained
250,000 barrels of oil and, as it was
wood covered and isolated, it was at
first thought the fire would not be
communicated to other property,
but by 10 o’lcloek six of the. big
tanks, each of 250.000 barrel capac-
ity, were ablate and over one mil-
lion barrels of fyil in flames, with the
fire spreading, \until eleven were
doomed to destruction.
Houston, Tex., July 24.—At 1:30
this morning the fire in Humble oil
fields was still burning, all of tiie
tanks of the Texas Company hav-
ing caught. Loss, of human life
among the men who were handling
teams is reported here in this way,
that the men have not turned up.
It is not positively known that the
men have perished, but they are
missing. They were men in the em-
ploy of the company who were en-
deavoring to extinguish the flames.
Nothing can be told definitely be-
During the electrical storm the
lightning—presumably the same
stroke—knocked Foreman Reed of
the Guffey tank builders and sever-
al men unconscious and killed a
negro named Jum Nobles, who was
standing on a scraper. Another ne-
gro standing behind him was ren-
dered unconscious but soon recov-
ered. A team of mules was killed.
TEXAS PASTEUR INSTITUTE FLOURISHING.
Austin. Tex., July 24.—The State®
Pasteur Institute, it is stated, is
proving a great success, both in
point of patronage and effective
treatment. Dr. B. V. Worsham,
superintendent of the State Insane
Asylum, to which the Pasteur In-
stitute is attached, states that since
the institute was thrown open sev*
eral months ago. lie has treated
Big Railway Proposition.
Greenville, Tex.: W; J. Hogue,
formerly of this city, but now of
Chicago-, is here. Mr. Hogue rep-
resents Chicago capitalists, who. he
says, are ready as soon as surveys
and preliminary arrangements can
be made, to build a line of railway
from McKinney, through
patient-, there being from one j J *yatur and Sevmour. to Roswell .
to ten at the asylum taking the y. M„ thence to Ysleta for a emi-
______treatment all The time. He has not .neetion with the Santa Fe The
S. T. Venable has completed nr-(lost a single patient; that is, hydro- company will expect a liberal bonus
rangements to put in a canning phobia has been forestalled and the j/rom the principal towns on the’
plant at Denison and at Preston | patients saved from that dread dis- route.
Bend. The machinery has all been ■ ease. It is stated that the contract for
ordered. The plants will be known i _ It is a fact that the work of the the construction has already been I
as the Red River Canning company.J institute has spread all over the . let to the Bock Island Construction
Conies of the general laws 0f the f ]anre ni2mber • Company. The new line is to be
uojue. oi ine genera, la - i xae Ml]j unaware of its existence. Pa- Known as the Interstate and
regular and special sessions of the tients h£Te come hwt. lrom everv Wester^
Twenty-ninth : Legislature have ajjdthf, fws m.med ^ . ‘ ’_^_
more than paid the small expense Col. Lamont Passes Away,
incident to maintaining such an in-! Poughkeepsie. N. Y.: Col. Daniel I
stitution, and one wmch is doing S. Lamont, Secretary of War dur-
Surv.ey is being made for the ex- so much good for humanity. Indi- mg President Cleveland’s second
tension of the Frisco-line from Ok- gent patients are received the same administration, died suddenly at his
lahama City, to Hale. Center, lex. ntheWrand those who are able:home at Milbrook. Saturday night'
The latter place is 100 miles south-, to pay are charged the sum of $25 of heart failure. Col. and Mrs 'La-
west of Quanah, the present termi- for the full treatment, while the mont weemout driving in the after-
nal of the line. ; Pasteur Institute of Chicago exacts noon and Col. Lamont appeared to
While the 10-vcar-oM laughter w Wt At"
. (Hattie) ot Joseph tfardacr, a farm-; Mmparpd with Chicago. The Am'- - ill, S V'sLTarfof \ewYork®
er living near W aslnng.on was pro- j tin h„ rccommfMcJ „ho js , f, c houi
r/tlon canV-T *f«« ~ <» >* a,d“The p" -
•ma torrilie .....urrej, " StiWaS* f«.“ -
GREAT ocean horror
EXPLOSION ON WARSHIP
Thirty-Three Dead, 76 Wounded
and 2 I Missing.
Georgetown: The rase of John T.
Young, alias Jack Wade, charged
with the murder of Alma Reese, re-
sulted in a verdict of guilty of mur-
der in the first degree with death
penalty. The evidence as developed
at the trial was that..the girl was
fifteen years old and that her death
resulted from injuries inflicted by
Young who beat her with his fists,
with a hoe handle, a blacksnake
whip, a board, and wet rope, that he
bound Iyer hands and feet together
with a rope and beat her while tied
and tortured her in many other
ways. Photographs of Hie victim
vtiv exhibited during the trial shew
ing her skull laid bare be the
wounds, her back, limbs and feet
cut and gashed.
The evidence showed the defend-
ant’s real name to. be John, T.
Young, that lie formerly lived tin
Travis county, where he married
Maud Nixon in May, 1903. that he
left there, going to Brady City,
where lie married May Benton, af-
terward traveling with her from
place to place. They left Durango,
Falls county, last April, tHe girl,
Alma Reese, going with them io
Temple. Belton and finally to Flor-
ence, this county, where his treats
ment of the girl was discovered and
his arrest followed. Both wives
were at the trial and it being, es-
tablished by the evidence that do-'
fondant and liis first wife had not
been divoreced wife number two
was permitted to testify for the
state. Several physicians who ex-
amined the girl after she was res-
cued by the authorities, testified
as to the horrible condition of the
girl's body and the photographs.told
the story most vividly. The court
house was crowded throughout the
trial and when the verdict of death
was returned, the satisfaction of the
crowd could not be restrained.
DEATH TO THE BRUTE.
been received by the Secretary of
State and make a volume of 506
the stove, out of a
burnirig the child fatally aud de-
•troyrng the house.
Jim Hall, formerly a well-known
pugilist, at one time champion of
Australia; who fought with Robert
Fitzsimmons for the largest purse
ever offered in a prize Ting, was ar-
rested at Chicago on a charge of
Deputy Marshals spilled a quanti-
ty of liquor at Berwyn, I. T., and
raided gambling houses. Eight per-
sons were placed under arrest and
brought to Ardmore, where they
pleaded guilty and were lined by
its work and methods,
Dr. Worsham says that 99 eases
’out of every 100 will be saved from
hydrophobia if the treatment is
commenced in time; that the rec-
ords or statistics show that without
the treatmen 85 per een of those
bitten by mad skunks or wolves
have hydrophobia, and CO per cent
of those bitten by mad dogs have
the fatal disease.
After successfully eluding
United States secret service men
for over twelve years. J. B. Gregory,
alias Harry Leonard, expert coun-
terfeiter and escaped convict,
been captured at Los Angeles.
Mistaking a gasoline preparation
for killing bugs for wine, Mrs.
Louise Garrett of San Antonio aged
76, drank a portion of the deadly
liquid, and died in great agony at
the city hospital. She leaves a hus-
band, whose whereabouts are un-
D. June & Co.’s gin, of Corsicana,
has been burned. Three gin stands
and five hales of cotton weer also
destroyed. Loss $2,500. Theresas
insurance carried, but the amount
could not be leaf-nod.
Dr. Brown was stabbed with a
knife at Anderson, I. T„ and in-
•tantly killed. Zastonz Paranstozc,
a l’olander, was arrested and lodg-
ed at jail at Ardmore. The difficul-
ty arose over the settlement of a
D. R. NT ills, a horse show man of
Iowa, is in Waco to see about a
horse show this fall. Ho will prob-
ably promote the show is an ex-
perienced man. Locally there is
much interest in the matterr
Three Negro Children Drowned.
Tyler: Three negro children were
drowned here late Saturday even-
ing. A wagon in ,which.they were
riding, accompanied by their moth-
er, a negro mand and a boy,
overturned in a small branch which
was swollen from the effects of
heavy rain. The man, woman and
boy narrowly escaped. The woman
has drifted a half mile down the stream,
making her escape bv climbing a
tree. The team was drowned.
Dallas Can Abide the Law.
Dallas: The lid was on Sunday.
Sheriff Ledbetter sat upon it, and
east his eye over a city of 85,000 in-
habitants, the male population of
which, unless it, had prudently pur-
chased a supply the day before, be-
ing denied its daily cigar, and the
female population whereof suffered
grievously from the lack of chewing
gum and went athirst for its soda
water, for some druggists stopped
Members of clubs were the only
moist people in town. Elsewhere
the beverage with suds on top was
(not on tap—that is, so far as the
Officers engaged with the Sheriff
were able to discover. The merry
tune of the bung-starter was stilled,
the chink of ice in glasB was hush-
ed. Rubber sandwiches rejected by
discerning flies wero cast into the
corner, and the town was dry—dry
ns the proverbial bone, and a deep,
dense, Weak and appalling sense of
thirst was present.
tack of heart failure, and in spite of
heroic treatment Mr.- Lamont pass-
ed away within half an hour.
Suicide of German Farmer.
Brenham: At.liis home, Fred
Ilueske, a prominent German farm-
er, killed himself by hanging. He
got up about 4 o’clock and, as his
wife supposed, went out to look af-
ter his stock. Just after daylight
his body was found"dangling in mid-
air under a haekberry tree. Ilis
neck was broken and. he must have
died instantly. He was about 58
years of age and leaves a widow and
several grown children.
The postolfices at Faught, Givens
and Amhurst, Lamar county, will
be discontinued August 14.
Th<? first shipment of three car-
loads of export wheat arrived from
Ivansa City Saturday and graded
Extra Session Talk.
Oyster Bay, N. Y., July 24.—
President Roosevelt will call an ex-
traordinary session of Congree to
begin Nov. 11. It was originally in-
tended to call the session a month
earlier,, but the President has post-
poned the date until after the com-
pletion of his trip South. So many
inquiries have come from members
of Congress that Mr. Roosevelt has
decided to authorize announcement
of the date.
In his message the President will
lay stress upon the necessity of rail-
road legislation. It is also intimat-
ed that some plan will be presented
to overcome the organized boycott
by the Chinese against American
trade in retaliation for the exclusion
act. Mr. Roosevelt feels he has
gone as far as he can in, modifying
enforcement of the law by saving
Chinese merchants and travelers
from annoyance in entering the
Two Murderers Condemned.
Dallas: After being out about
twelve hours. Friday the verdict
was returned by the jury in the Es-
sex McKenzie murder case about
10 o’clock Friday morn ing ; McK en-
zie, the negro on whom the extreme
penalty of the law was assessed, shot
his Wife on the nineteenth day of
last June in a servant’s house on
Floyd street near Haskell avenue,
from the effects of which she died
later. According to the statement
made by the woman just before she
died. McKenzie shot her because she
did not have dinner ready when he
came home to dinner on that day.
This breaks the record for Dal-
las in the matter of murder cases,
this Being the second sentence of
this sort this week. The other case
was that of the negro Manning sen-
tenced to death for shouting to
death a Barkeeper Fail spring.
Civil War Veterans Disappearing.
Topeka: The. Topeka Pension
Agency, which handles the busi-
ness of Missouri. Kansas. Colorado,
New Mexico, Indian Territory and
Oklahoma, lias 115,368 pensioners
on the rolls, a net loss of 252 for
the year. The total loss was 5,052
of which 4,506 were due~fb deaths.
The number of Spanish war veter-
ans and of civil war widows in-
creases, but the rate of death of
Civil war veterans is very high.
Smallpox is reported' have zbrok-
cn out in the Gatesville reforma-
tory in a mild form.
Strikers Seek Places.
Chicago: The teamster strikers
who gave up their long struggle
against the employers'broke ranks
in a stampede for work. Barns of
the strike-affected firms were be-
sieged by-men who had been idle for
months and whose places had been
filled by nonunion men. The em-
ployers in many cases announced
that, there were vacancies for only
a few. Of more than 40UU men who
quit work not more than 1400 or
1500 will be reinstated.
A Noose for the Most Brutal Crime1
San Diego, July 22.—IVenty
eight bodies are lying at morgues,i
on piers and on the deck of the ruin-
ed vessel of the United States navy
Scores of men are lying grivously
or painfully injured in sanitariums
and hospitals and fifteen sailors are
missing and probably have found
death in the waters of the harbor,
as a result of an explosion on board
the United States gunboat Bening-
ton yesterday at 10:10 o'clock yes-
On Board the Benningtop were
presented terrible scenes. The force
of the explosion had torn a great
hole in the starboard side of the
ship and the vessel already com-
menced listing. A section of the v
upper deck was carried away from
stern to stem. The blood and wreck-
age were distributed over the entire-
Over it all hung a great cloud of
The boiler which exploded, it is
said was regarded as unsafe. Com-
mander Young stated that during
a recent return from Honolulu the
steam pressure was kept reduced in
'that particura one.
— When the explosion occurred tile
engineer was inspecting the boilers
as a preliminary to the vessel’s leav-
ing port. He was not seriously, in-
Officers and men who were able
to assist in the recue work acted
in _a brave -and collected manner.
The ship’s inner works are a tang-
led mass of machinery and she prob-
ably will have to be dismantled in
order to examine iier injuries.
Lieutenant Perry and 33 men are
dead. 76 are wounded and 21 are
missing: Many of the wounded were
taken from the water, where they
had been thrown by the force of
the explosion. A number of the in-
jured will have died by this morn-
The Bennington at the time of
the accident was lying-in the stream
just off the commercial wharf at
the foot of II street. The warship
had received orders from the Navy
Department at Washington to sail
for Port Harford, where she was
to meet the monitor Wyoming and
convoy the vessel to Mare Island
Steam was up and everything was
in readiness for sailing, when sud-
denly and without any warning
whatever the starboard forward
boiler exploded with a deafening
Herman Seber, a 11-year-old boy,
died near Thomas, Ok., from hydro-
phobia, the result of a bite by a pole
cat two weeks before. The cat en-
tered the house and bit the boy
on the nose and clung to him tenac-
iously untilit was killed.
H. H. Levering , sheriff of Kin-
ney county, has resigned his office,
and Tom Perry was Friday morn-
ing appointed in his place.
Yellow Jack at New Orleans.
Galveston, July 22.—Texas has
quarantined against New Orleans
Dr. George R. Taber, Static health
officer yesterday received a tele-
gram from Dr. Souchon. president
ihe State hoard of health T>f
Louisiana, stated that yellow fever
hail invaded-the Crescent City, and
Ur. Tabor promptly put on an em-
bargo against passengers originat-
ing in New Orleans.
He will leave for that point and
made a personal inspection, after
which further plans will be evolved
for the establishment of detention
camps at the railroad entrances to
Texas, if they arc deemed neces-
Pending this, however. Dr. Tabor
by wire instructed the ticket agents;
at New Orleans of the Texas and
Pacific and Southern Pacific rail-
roads not to sell tickets to Texas
Aunt Dicv Smith, a ogress said
to he 102 ycays old, died at Waco
last week. *
The Pet. Stock and Poultry As-
sociation of Marshall will give a
show in December.
President A. J. Davidson of tho
Frisco who has just finished an in-
spection of the company’s lines,
places the Oklahoma wheat yield at
The present year will, according
to statements of railroad managers,
prove a record breaker for earnings,
both gross and net, of the American
Mrs. Hoxie Murray, mother of
Hon. B. C. Murray, proprietor of
the Sunday Gazateer, died in Deni-
son Friday morning. Deceased was
80 yearn old.
01 lie Bradford, a negro miner,
was killed in inine No. 9 at Dow.
A large rock fell on the man whilo
ho was at work. The body was bad*
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Britton, J. G. Strawn Enterprise. (Strawn, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 14, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 27, 1905, newspaper, July 27, 1905; Strawn, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth821801/m1/2/: accessed September 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Boyce Ditto Public Library.