Jacksonville Banner. (Jacksonville, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 14, Ed. 1 Saturday, August 11, 1894 Page: 2 of 8
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JOCliSOllDtllC lamiec. L Elbert Elohelberger and Glen Fau
j bion, two white boys of Crockett, aged
-- j 12 years, ran away from home re-
| cently and cannot be found any-
3. R MCFARLAND. Pub.
ALL OVER THE STATE.
Interesting? Culling;* on Various Subject*
Taken from the Daily Press.
In Limestone county a few days ago
the 14-year-old daughter of M. J.
Richmon, while on her way to school
in company with her younger brother,
was accosted by Hardy Campbell, Bob
Campbell and another party and
urged to dismount from her horse.
Upon her refusal they tried to drag
her off, but she released herself and
escaped to a neighbors house. The
Campbells will be prosecuted.
A ladies’ amateur bicycle club was
organized recently at McKinney with
a membership of eighteen. The or-
ganization bears the name of the Lone
Star Bicycle club. Miss Jennie Jen-
kins was elected president. Miss Clara
Dowell, secretary; Miss Margie Love-
joy, treasurer. By-laws were adopted.
The club will meet weekly. The girls
are all under 12 years of age.
A few days ago Sol Levi, nephew of
L. Z. Harrison, and an employe of his
confectionery establishment at Breu-
ham, while lifting a bunch of bananas
from a hook scratched one of his
hands on a rusty nail. He thought
nothing of the injury, which was ap-
parently light, but symptoms of lock-
jaw have developed and his condition
At Brenham recently a colored por-
ter had a misunderstanding with his
Better-half and she seized a caseknife.
and attacked him with it. He
warded off the blow and received the
blade of the knife on his arm. . The
radial artery was severed and he was
compelled to hunt up a surgeon
quickly to keep from bleeding to
John Blankinship was beheaded by
a passenger engine on the Southern
Pacific recently near Sugarland, Fort
Bend county. He was asleep on the
There is some talk of a new flour
mill at Austin. All the parties ask is
a twenty years’ lease of 300 horse
j power of water from the city.
The barn of S. D. Nunnelee, con-
| taining sixty tons of hay, near Bon-
| ham, was struck by lightning a few
j days ago and burned.
The State Music Teachers’ associa-
| Hon convenes at Hillsborc, Sept. 5.
! Ihe association was organized last
| year at Midlothian.
! The new iron bridge that spans the
| Colorado river at Wharton is com-
plete and has been accepted by the
A tarpon was caught at Galvestoa
a few days since measuring six feet;
one inch from tip to tip and weighing
The railway commission has granted
the San Antonio and Gulf Shore road
privilege to issue bonds in the sum of
$12,000 pile mile.
The 18-months-old child of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Johnson of Fort Worth
drank some lye recently and is not
expected to die.
The contract to grade the wagon
road to Gainesville from Fort Worth
to the county line of Tarrant county
has been let.
At the poor farm in Washington
county Gustave Waltearecently made
the third unseccessful effort at self-
'Voilk OF JEALOUSY.
THE CREEN - EYED MONSTER
DROVE HIM CRAZY,
And He Killed Hi* Rival—William Gard-
ner Robbed in Daylight at Texar-
kana—A Boy is Killed by a Liv* Wire
At Laredo a few days since a Mexi-
can was brought before the mayor
charged with beating his wife. On
being questioned as to the cause for
doing so he stated that she, contrary
to his wishes, would persist in cutting
her bangs. The mayor imposed a
heavy fine, and both husband and
wife agreed to a separation.
Ed. Anderson, of Travis county,
candidate for state treasurer on the
Republican ticket, has withdrawn
from the race in favor of J. G. Low-
dan of Abilene, who had announced
previous to him, and will, at the
solicitude of many leading Republi-
cans, run for commission of the gen-
eral land office.
There is talk of building a railroad
from New Braunfels a distance of
thirty-five miles in a southeasterly
direction, crossing the Southern Pa-
cific at Marion, also crossing the San
Antonio and Gulf Shore and then in-
tersecting the San Antonio and Aran-
There has been consummated with-
in the past few days at Houston a
sale of 60,000 acres of timbered lands
about 100 miles east of that city, on
the line of the Southern Pacific 'road.
The sale was to eastern capitalists,
who, it is said, will develop the land
During the Democratic congres-
sional convention at Corsicana the
lie was passed by Bryan T. Barry of
Dallas and resented by H. P. Brown
of Johnson who threw a chair at
Barry, missing him. Both apologized.
Squire Wm. Martin, justice of the
peace, spent one night in jail recently
at Center, as he was on trial charged
with embezzling $225 from Sam Sam-
ford lodge No. 149, A. F. and A. M.,
while secretary of the lodge.
Arrangements are being made to
macadamize a portion of the Denton
and McKinney road between Denton
and the Elm river. The work is to
be done mainly by private subscrip-
tion of citizens.
Two wagon loads of emigrants from
the head waters of the Brazos arrived
at Denison one day recently. They
reported no rain for two years and
described the country as practically
Bertha Snow, a lewd woman, com-
mitted suicide at Galveston the other
night by shooting herself through the
head* She was a native of New York
and about 27 years old.
Miss Cassie Lawley, who is accused
as an accomplice of infanticide, and
who has been in jail for the last month,
at Beeville, has been released on bond
in Hie sum of $1000.
love, Miss Mollie
young woman under 18
. ^ cS a£e> shot herself in the head
v pistol at Houston recently.
? ^ ^Democratic congressional con-,
^ ^ jyWi&ithe sixth district after casth
1 I3, v ^A12^ jabots- in convention at Cor-,
.a j^i^nsPaci jourried to meet at Dallas
iistoL When ha
^vawue-^unc^^na what he had done,'
o’v1 throwing hi*
Miss Ursula LaliDas of Laredo on
discovering that her lover was false
to her took strychnine and settled
Two boys, Oscar Harrison aged 13,
and Little Tice, aged 11 years, have
disappeared from Fort Worth.
George Shepherd shot and killed
Calvin Ivey, colored, in Rains county
recently. Shepherd is in jail.
Owing to recent rains Jefferson
county rice planters are more hopeful.
They now expect a half crop.
Plano has gone “dry” but the
saloons will move outside the town
limits and open again.
The railroad commission values the
San Antonio and Aransas Pass rail-
road at $8,677,698.37.
W. H. Hutchins was found dead in
bed at his boarding house in Waco
the other morning.
Miss Mollie Sheeks is the general
manager of the Western Union Tel-
egraph office at Mexia.
W. M. Montgomery was arrested
at Galveston a few days ago charged
Sportsmen at Beaumont are now
enjoying themselves hunting prairie
A horse was killed by lightning at
Bartonville, Denton county, a few’
Citizens of Cuero now ask, “When
will the work on the new court house
Large quantities of pears are being
shipped north from Alvin, Brazoria
•Allenfarm, Brazos county, has
received over forty bales of new
Gainesville wants to sell the plumb-
ing outfit belonging to her water-
Nacogdoches, Tex., Aug. 8.—Sun-
day about 10 o’clock Isham Finley,
colored, was shot by Charles Jones,
colored, and about 4 o’clock Monday
morning he died from the wound
Finley was married Saturday to Cora
Smith, and this so enraged Jones that
he repeatedly threatened to kill Fin-
ley. Accordingly he waylaid Finley
at the rear door of Buck’s restaurant,
in which Finley was cook, fired a fatal
load of buckshot into his left side and
then tried to shoot Finley’s wife with
the other barrel of the gun, but she
caught him and the load went astray.
Jones then dropped the guu and went
home and went to bed at Cora’s
mother’s, telling her that he had shot
linley. Officers soon had him in jail.
He makes no effort to conceal his
crime or excuse himself except to say
that Finley made him mad. He says
he is from Pensacola, Fla., and that
he has only been here a short time.
Finley was raised here and was con-
sidered a good negro. Public senti-
ment is severe against Jones, but is
in favor of letting the law handle him.
Boy Kills a Man.
Huntsville, Tex., Aug. 6__Late
Saturday evening Albert Hardeman,
a small negro boy, stabbed James
Tolliver, a grown man, in the left
breast with a pocketknife, causing his
death within a hour. The tragedy
occurred on the walk on the north
side of T. F. Sims’ store, on the pub-
lic square, lolliver had been impos-
ing on the boy in some way, accord-
ing to the report, when the latter
secured a knife, and on their coming
together shortly after stabbed him
and fled. Tolliver did not seem to
feel the wound until his attention
was called to it, when he started
home, going about a block, wheu he
fell from exhaustion. The Hardeman
boy came in after a few minutes,
search being instituted for him in the
meantime, and surrendered to Mar-
shal Mayes, who locked him up. He
claims self-defense and that he did
not intend to seriously hurt the man.
An inquest was held by Justice Kee
and a verdict returned in accordance
with the above. Tae force of the
stab was sufficient to cut a rib in two.
The boy who did the killing is about
15 years of age.
derstood that the proposed tariff is
arranged according to the blanket
system, the minimum rate being
reached at 125 miles instead of 170,
as at present. This would seem that
instead of the mileage system the
commission is out-blanketing the
blanket advocates. There is a reduc-
tion of about 3 cents to Houston and
5 cents to Galveston. This reduction
is not large enough to frighten the
tariff men and the probability is that
their attention will be principally di-
rected to the compress regulation and
A~ HOME AND ABROAD.
/nfcerestlmg Items Carefully Selected from
the Leading Dailies.
A Daylight Hold-Up.
Texarkana, Tex., Aug. 8.—Wil-
liam Gardner, a stranger from Mexi-
co, who had been in the city but
about ten days, while out walking a
couple of miles from town, was held
up and robbed by three high-
waymen yesterday morning. The
robbers secured $369 in cash and a
fine gold watch, but overlooked a $150
diamond pin which Mr. Gardner wore
in his shirt front. They wore no
masks and their victim gave a descrip-
tion of them to the police and the lat-
ter are looking for them, but as yet
no arrests have been made.
^$,* Disappointed in
^ ^ - <#^bball, a young
There were over 200 converts at
the holiness campmeeting at Waco.
Marble Falls, Burnett county, will
30on have waterworks in operation.
The taxes in the city of Waco for
city purposes is $1.96J- on the $100. .
A stalk of cotton with forty grown
boles has been exhibited at Dallas.
W aco’s first bale of new cotton was
sold at auction, bringing 8 cents.
The good people of Taylor are mak-
ing war on the gambling dens.
There is some improvement going
on at Rice, Navarro county.
The State Grange meets at Temple,
Bell county, August 14.
The diptheria at Temple is under
control. No new cases.
Rockdale is to have a pressed brick
and stoneware factory.
Burglars are disturbing the good
people of Cleburne.
Too much rain in parts of Brazos
county for cotton.
Some improvements at Frost, Na-
New cotton brings 6J cents at
Burglars have been working Rock-
Jefferson county’s tax rolls foot up
Gordon, Palo Pinto county has a
The cotton crop is fine in Bastrop
Too much rain in Brazoria county.
Gambliug Dens Raided.
Taylor, Tex., Aug. 4—Yesterday
County Attorney Taulbee of George-
town made a raid on the gambling
houses here and had the furniture of
the gambling dens moved out and
notified the occupants and owners of
the houses that they would be prose-
cuted to the full extent of the law if
they opened again. Tnere has been
considerable complaint owing to the
the fact that young boys frequented
them. The city authorities seem to
be aroused since Attorney Taulbee
made his play.
Killed by a Live Wire.
Columbus, Tex.. Aug. 8__Last
evening Logan Coffee was killed by
an cicctric light wire. Several boys
were playing with a wire attached to
a 1200-candle power light and voung
Coffee's hand stuck and ho was killed
before aid could rescue him. The
person who pulled him loose from the
wire was knocked some yards. The
wire wa9 insulated but the ground
was wet, which is thought caused the
circuit. Deceased was a bright boy
about 14 years old.
Dallas, Tex., Aug. 7.—Wm. Green,
who claims to be a section boss on
the Aransas Pass railway, was as-
saulted by two men in a place on An-
drew street Sunday morning and re-
ceived several ugly wounds with a
knife. One cut on the left, side of the
face divided the ear and exposed his
teeuh. He also received a deep wound
in tho nock and two cuts on the fore
head. He was taken to the city hos-
pital. Two railroad laborers were*
arrested for the act.
The Old Man Was Mad.
Denison, Aug. 4—The Spanish
opera company which has just com-
pleted a two weeks’ engagement here
furnished a sensation Thursday. The
second comedian of the company fell
in love with Senorita Iglesias, the
daughter of the first comedian. A
week ago last Friday, while the com-
pany was playing a brief engagement
at Sherman, the second comedian and
Senorita Iglesias, who is a member of
the chorus, stole off from rehersal
and got married at the court house.
Neither of them speaks a word of
English, but by nodding their heads
when they saw the interrogation point
in the officiating magistrates eye they
managed to say yes in the“proper
place. Old man Iglesias never heard
of the affair, as the bride and bride-
groom separated after tho affair and
returned to their respective boarding
houses. Thursday before the com-
pany started for Sherman some kind
friend confided to Iglesias how the
comedian had played it on him and
everybody expected the usual third
act denouement, with the “stern par-
ent” standing over his kneeling chil-
dren and sobbing out “bless you, my
children, bless you.” But the first
comedian was made of sterner stuff.
He swore a blue streak of Castilian in
his purest Mexican accent and was as
fiery as a hot tamale. Without wast-
ing time, with a gleam in his eye
that the first tragedian, might have
envied, he hied himseif to the other
boarding house and demanded an un-
derstudy, but the understudy had
seen him coming and made his exit
from the scene with more alacrity
than grace. The old man waited for
him, nursing his wrath to keep it
warm, until he was warned that the
Sherman train was ready to leave,
when he reluctantly raised the siege.
Iglesias and daughter appeared in
Sherman Thursday night, but the un-
derstudy remained behind. He dare
not meet his infuriated father-in-law,
and unless he does so hi3 salary will
cease and his dramatic matrimonial
experience will come to to a simul-
The Cotton Tariff.
Austin, Tex., Aug. 7__The com-
mittee representing the traffic men
will arrive to-day and the railway
commission w;Ji submit its proposed
cotton tariff for discussion. It is un-
A Lady Stabbed.
Dallas, Tex., Aug. 6.—Mrs. T. R.
Easterling lies at the Arlington hotel
in a precarious condition. At 8
o clock last evening the hotel guests
and others who were sitting around
the main entrance and in the vesti-
bule were startled by the cries of a
woman proceeding from upstairs. A
rush was made for the foot of the
stairs. There they met Mrs. Easter-
ling, her face covered with blood and
she screaming, “For God’s sake don’t
let him kill me!’ Mr. E.
F. Phillips, clerk at the ho-
tel, conducted her back to the
kitchen, where she fainted. About
this time Thomas R. Easterling, the
wounded lady’s husband, ran out of
the hotel, got in a carriage and rode
°ff- Mrs. Easterling was taken up-
stairs on a cot and a surgeon sum-
moned. He found her suffering from
two wounds in the breast, one on the
right and one on the left, a wound
above the right eye and three punc-
ture wounds on the head. All the
wounds seem to have been delivered
with a penknife. The doctor did not
think that the wounds would prove
fatal. Easterling is in jail.
Boy Gets a Fall.
Sherman, Aug. 7.—At 3:30 yester-
day Charlie Rogers, the 14-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rogers of
North Crockett street, fell from the
top of the tower of the Cherry street
Cumberland Presbyterian church,
from the inside of which he was catch-
ing pigeons. He fell with such force
as to crash through the floor beneath.
Both wrists are broken and his body
more or less bruised, especially about
Hiclalgo County Sufferers.
Havana, Tex., Aug. 7.—Light
showers of rain in various parts of
this county within the past two days,
but no crop has been made yet. Small
hope is entertained of raising a fall
crop. The poorer classes are sub-
sisting on mesquite beans and the
fruit of the cactus plant. The dona-
tions through public charity has kept
the wolf from the door for the past
Waco. Tex., Aug. 7—Roger Smith
of Hillsboro, who is here on a visit to
his mother, Mrs. Sophie Smith, has
been ill for several days. Last night
he fell and was believed to be dead.
Notice of his death was prepared
for publication and his relatives
were summoned Physicians observed
signs of life and by using restoratives
he recovered alter a death-like trance
of two hours.
“I w* never again be connected
with any organization or strike,” says
President E. Y. Debs of the American
Railway Union. “This strike has de-
veloped the fact that the sentiment of
the people of the country is against
strikes, and the government sffHJs
ready to put down such a move^Rit
at the point of the bayonet. Ill^ll
hereafter advise all workingmen to*
seek redress by the ballot.”
The Japanese government has in-
structed its minister in London to
apologize to Great Britain for firing
upon the transport Kow Shung while
she was flying the British flag. The
Japanese minister has been instructed
to inform Great Britain that the com-
mander of the Japanese cruiser did
not know that the Kow Shung was a.
British vessel until after the fight.
The report is current in Durango,
Col., that Tom Catron of Santa Ee has
sold 60,000 acres of that portion of
the Tierra Amarilla grant lying in.
Archuleta county to an eastern syndi-
cate. The portion sold is said to be
rich in mineral, coal and coal oil. The
exact figures are not stated, but the
report has it that the price is close to
At New Market Junction, N. H.,
recently, during a heavy thunder
storm on Great Bay, a small boat con-
taining William R. Byrne and Michael -
Carroll was capsized and both were
drowned. Another boat met with a
similar accident and the occupant,
name unknown, was also drowned.
At New York, because pretty Ca-
milla Blasi’s parents refused to per-
mit her to marry Guiseppo Pestilliuo,
a bootblack, 19 years old, he shot and
killed the girl recently and then put
a bullet into his throat, from the
effect of which he is likely to die.
Charles Bertrand, alias Donaldson,
a forger known to the police of the
United States, sentenced at London,
England, to three and a half years’
imprisonment, after having been con-
victed of obtaining goods under false
An aligator killed at South Beach,
near Shreveport, La., recently, was
found to contain, it is reported, three
pigs, a lamb and the remains of a ne-
gro boy. There’s variety enough to
put a good taste iu any aligator’a
A fishing party composed of young
people from Warren, Ark., was fish-
ing on Saline river recently when one
of the boats capsized and John R.
Bradley and Misses Helen Ritchie and
Fannie Koonce were drowned.
Frenzied with whisky and jealousyMg
George Rafert recently attacked Wil-^
liam Haston in Kansas City, Mo., and
Haston killed him. From the evi-
dence his suspicions were groundless.
Half a dozen valuable buildings-
destroyed, several hundred thrown
out of work and a loss of over $100,-
000 are the result of a recent fire at
Livermore Falls, N. H.
Of New York’s boasted population.
1,332,772 live in tenement houses,
which number 39,138, the average
being a fraction over 34 people to a
The senate in executive session has
rejected the nomination of E. J. Tay-
lor of New York to be collector of
customs for the district of Niagara.
The recent engagement of a vessel
to load lumber at Puget sound, Wash-
ington, for Alexandria. Egypt, is the
first instance of its kind recorded.
A company of eastern capitalists,
proposes to establish a palace sleep-
ing car work at St. Louis and employ
all of Pullman’s hands in a body. *
A cask of gold valued at $50,000
was recently stolen while in transport
from Havre to Paris, France. The
police are investigating.
At Vineland, N. J., recently a school
election was held and a riot came near
being the result of refusing the women
the right to vote.
A recent fight among negro miners
i6 reported at a mine near Pittsburg,
Kan., in which five were killed and
Thomas Williams lay down on the
railroad track at Brownsville, Pa.,
the other day to sleep. An engine-
cut his head off.
The gold reserve is down to $58,-
000,000. Secretary Carlisle will take
some decided action when it reaches
Farmers are preparing to “hold,
their wheat” in the vicinity of Barnes,
Kan., by building new granaries to»
store it in.
Jennie Lee, a Chinese girl in New
York city, stole $63 from her uncle
and gave it away to the children in
Quite severe earthquake shocks-
were recently felt on the same even-
ing at Los Angeles, Cal., nnd Padu-
Aachduke William III of Austria
was thrown from a horse a few days-
since and died from the injuries re-
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McFarland, J. E. Jacksonville Banner. (Jacksonville, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 14, Ed. 1 Saturday, August 11, 1894, newspaper, August 11, 1894; Jacksonville, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth839497/m1/2/: accessed November 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Jacksonville Public Library.