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lessor to tlio Democrat-Advance.
FORT WORTH, TEXAS, SAjOUiAY, JULY 7. 1883.
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7. Wft, ' -
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IER SHOT AND KILLED
HIS OWN HAND.
JitHful I.tfo-A Thief "WomiiWil
ItnnbMii Colie co I'nuully
July (I. At niuo o'clock
ig joint l'iner. lormoriy
nonnuin Acwa, aim lor
last employed on th(5 Foil-
AtlHocaic, iiitany snot mm-
or at ron ir native intellect
iroblo mental improvement,
mt wiilcr, with naturally
itablo energy, ho him
Inisolf hls own worst
Id fallen rt victim to
e was u ton of Judge lMner
initl a brother or lion. jj .
Us of the tragedy are a
Ibis morning about nine
ir usually quiet city was
Bin ptute oi excitement ny
that John Finer had killed
great number of people
the Advocate olllce on the
if the so unto where Mr.
eon working as it printer,
mm ml loiiiitii; tue oiiice a
lit met their gaze. On all
lav John Piner weltering
Uilood. He had shot him-
111 the head with a 44 calibro
brmerly editor of the Utu-
btit has had his paper
curly two years to "W. A.
kins. As an editor, no at
lood in the front rank, hut
years he has been addicted
it opiates ana tlrliiK, nnu
lably the cutiso for his rash
leaved a wile ana iiiree
Kvlng is the evidence taken
juefct held by isquuo
'lnor bclug sworn stated :
utinted with deceased; ho
fother. Deceased had been
thelrft'0fff punting ol-
ms In the office this morn-
Mint: to his usual duties.
e (i'ciock i ileum a pistoi
room adjoining the Auco
when I heard tho shot r
the loom: I found deceased
counter, lying on his back
it made of a quilt on a coun-
a pistol lying by liw side
rht hand. He was shot in
lid back part of the head, the
thiough the Drain. u con-
with decou-ed a day or two
feed if ho was goinir to take
if his printing oillee next
wlu H the lease is out; he
jvould not live that long. I
in "Why'.'" He said he had
iir enough ; that his family
in well without linn
v returned a veruicniiut in
line to lib death (in the tsth of
by it pistol shot from Jilh
lav afternoon constable Price
shot Geo. Patterson, a horse
iota lie had under arrest and
oner wus iryinirio eju.tpe.
(let struck Patterson's thigh,
the bono and making a bad
the result of which is doubtful.
Irctory of Fannin college huv
their lucuity, lniiomicing
of tin) university ot Vir-
to the difleient chairs. Don-
ratulates herself on the proi-
sueh an institution being in
especially corn, havo been
for nun, which, uowever,
tho last thirty-six hours has
ifierent sections of the county.
promi-e a heavy yield.
A (Imicnil Jnll DiillTrry Capture of Two
I'rlMincr ami CIoho l'urmilt of Others
Sppolnl to the GtiKotto.
Helton, July 0. Quito a stir was
created among our citizens this after
noon over the announcement of it jail
delivery heie, which occurred about
thrcifo'clock. Tho prisoners, four in
number, effected their escape by saw
ing one or more Iron bars fasten
ing tho door of their
cell. After reaching the hallway
of the Jnll, they were yet securely im
prisoned by the door, whereupon one
of the culprits hailed a small and un
suspecting boy in the Jail yard and
coaxed him into bringing thenl it pail
of water. When the boy opened the
door, lie was seized by the one of the
prisoners who hushed the boys'
shrieks with blood-curdling threats.
Gaining their liberty, oil" they sped In
divers directions. As soon as the facts
reached the card of our jailer, lie ini
mcditttnly summoned a faigo posse of
deputies and went in pur
suit. T append tho immes
of the fugitive- with the pending
charges: W, J. Noithcut, theft; a
Mexican, nanieuiiknown, theft; Vince
Johnson, colored, assault with attempt
to kill; J. W. Hun dock, murder; John
Evans, theft. Johnon and Han
cock have .been recaptured.
ami olllcers are sdourlng tho
country for their cell-mates.
The Santa Fo has lately Iltted up one
of the neatet telegraph offices in tho
btate in the midst of tiie business pait
of the city, with Chailey Norvill in
charge. With tlnee competitive lines,
tho Western Union, the Helton
and the Kanta Fe telegraph companies,
our people certainly have no room to
complain of lelegianliic facilities.
EXEOUTION OF JOHN GONE TOR A
Roslcncd to HI Kate, ltut linmcrnt Soone
uu the Sialfulil unit IIMorj-
Special to the Gnrctto.
Houston, July 0. The negio rapist,
John Cone was hanged to-day In
tho tower of the county jail.
He announced through his
ministers that lie felt sure of going
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(expressed dctcrinlnnttoh to
LYNCH THE HCWNMIWj,
but n large posse of cool headeil men
Were quartered in the jail And the mob
knuV tlmtmtuiy ofthent would bho tho
gravel pavement should such it thing
bo attempted. Thta being the case the
wiser counsels of the, cooler heads pri
vidled and the law wh jwrinlttcd to
take Its course.
The clothing whlqh (one vore at
tho time of the crime vm found lu the
house of his parents and' there vns no
A RUTABAGA TURN-UP.
THE OOLLIN COUNTY STATESMAN
TO TAKE A HAND.
lteV IXt AKtliit live Aiiiiinlinrit In Nort h
T.TliH Avitllnlrlo Sellout
Vutiil llityuml Cattlo.
Sjcclnt fcthe Onxctto.
Dallas. Junit 0.- State Senator ltuta-
to heaven. hen tthcrin i'ani came tinthixi into Dm (.nniii,.; fii, in
after him lip put on hU coat and shoes airs. Scott was bioughtHo theltill ami
without assistance. He walked calm- rHi-sted to point out her assailant.
insinteoi tno change oreiollM? niul
titruiilfiltTii Hnllltf rf lUii iwijiviiMivi 1
-.iif i.;. """V" "' i ""Y' "naga Joiitonot uollin county is go
SuJSftJ " 0li;b,i ln to take, tho stuinpin North Tex.w
H ure,,Coe'was given ajiother suit ofngnBt the proposed cwistitutlonal
olothesund all the negro prhoners, .muendment'. Ho unnounees that he
twenty in u limber,
the gallows steps, where
told by the ministers
IX " i
he could not expect Palvation if he ,ullontt the lower uIiim . f S i . . T.r'r
,llo,l xvlll, .. lh.o,.1 hla lltw. I4 llimi "I. "h. ..V1 A ?.i.Vmi.?.!J."' ," I !VO bel'll ill hli City
,..., 'ii, ; auuii in miu vu( xuv nkui uir Jiiiji. sue ,,r 'rlmv rinimf iti
wit keel to the front of the ra ntr. and I vi.iii..n.i n..v ru i, U ni ,....r, l"k: . "S' rM,0.,c lu
,i.u..u..,i ti. t., i..,.wir,wi ,,i 'mi,. ;"":""'"' S,"" ' .." v .?"? "' v '' -"" V v ' count Ov desired.
11-iuii.mvu ..v.i. ......v., ..i. ...v iiuj iiv iiir I'lnmimiu iimi tiiitiiiiii Ti.-niii. -,-, ,...i x-
- .i - - ............ v. r .p. i.w i if iiririiKuiiiiiiiviJi
nt as loiiowt:
will make rho ciuui)nluiiri1liot. There
is no doubt that he can uoijtrol a great
many votrw hi his bcction
Col. Thomus II, Murray inul other
promoters oi the ex-uoutcucrute and
ospects nil that
within pound of my voice to fv-njPel w8 taken b Ills attomuya, r fund On hi
C that they, on the Oth of hut the decision was alflrmted by the investment In i
, it poor Innocent man put.auiwiar nirt. Judga- Cook pussed tlw in the 'eve
t A . .. ..il LntitniliiA J 1 .
Soulcncvil lir I.lfo-Thn l)cl dim Con-
tinned .Short Cropi.
spoclHl to tho Giiotie.
Gonz.de-, July 0. The jury returned
a verdict in the Uoyd Armstrong case
to-day of murder In tho iirot degree,
and as'es-sed the punhhment at life
The state vs. Jlobcit JJeel
was continued by defendant.
Over 200 persons Interested in
the Decl case were in attendance. Our
hotels cannot accommodate, the crowd
From reliablo reports nil over the
county, we learn that Gonales comity
will barely make corn enough for home
coitMimplior.-. Cotton prospects were
Sri-cIiics-A Ititmiir Without limn-
in, July . Tills place has
iff lively for the last three
ting to tho examination and
cement exercises oi me xviiau-
mv. It I- paid it is one ot the
fce-sful ailahs of the kind over
o. l'rof Jjooney, the pihiei;
Srvts g'ent cixditfor tils man
or wiw btartid that a party of
wen- over-heaid plotting n
Ko iad the town during the ab-
If tin ei'imsto the Atlanta
but prtived to be a falso re-
Olllcvr i:ii'Otnl Tho TJitno Court
l'olxuiiuri l'i radhur Itnlii.
Speclnl to the Gazette. ,
San Saba, July 0. The following of
ficers of Alpha Lode, No. ilOl, J. O.
0. F. were elected lor thtpresent term:
D. (!. Woods, JsT CI.; It. G-. JJlaheng,
V. G.; O. P. Peattu, 'Secretary; Jjo
liigh Purlesin.O, It.
News irom JUlano last nlglit reports
till the mo&t ini)oitunt cases con
tinued. Rev. Husk McDonald is improving
...slowly. Thcv, other , ucnUemenuru.
nearly well. T '-'-jv;7r
An excellent rain lias been 'falling
lieie all day. lb is of inestimable
benefit to the" ptockmen and farmers.
This is the first good rain, that has
(alien in the western portion of tills
county since February first.
1'IXE ULUl'f, AUK.
Tho Arkan-iiA llritl(;o or tho Tc-mis it St.
LuiiU llnlluay A Xnw Suit With
Srcelnl to tlio fjnotte.
l'lne uiuii, aik., .imy o. io-miy
Kufat & Coolide, contractors for the
building of tlio Arkansas liver bildgc
for the Texas & St.- Louis railroad,
served notice on l'nsident Parantore
tli.tt they would abandon the bridge
unless they were paid ?2j,0OJ cash and
were released from the ponalty of
Sao.OOOoniised by non-comnletion ot.
the contract. Col, Paramore refused
their demand and entered suit against
them for ip35,()00 and attached their
machinery. The bridge is within two
weeks of completion and the work
will proceed as po in as possible
hi'i:eiii on'tiu: OAT.r.ows.
'"" am arraigned on the gallows to
day ana stand as one ready lor death
to death in the name of
the law. I have made my peace and
know that I havo only few moments
to live, and I am glad of It. 1 hopo to
meet you till in heaven. 1 have sunken
lullv and truly, and tills Is till I have
Cone was then bound, while "Am I
Horn to Die?" was sung, lie not join
ing In. He then said : "I want all
in the sound of my voice, both white
and black, to take warning from my
Jto then took a swallow of water.
Sheiill" Fant i.skedhim if he had any
thing more to say. He said ''No."
Then the lever was pulled, and his
body took a niue foot fall into space.
He never knew tvlat hurt him,
The trap was sprung twenty-two
minutes after he left his cell and he
was dead in fourteen minutes. The
execution was conducted very smooth
ly, anil the olllcers are deserved or
grout praise. Mr. Scott, husband of
the outraged wpman, was present and
wanted to hang Cone but was not al
lowed to do so of courbc.
niSTouv or thi: chimi:.
Tho crime for which Cone was exe
cuted to-day was one of those brutal
acts which are commuted oniy uy
the lower class of Southern negroes,
and one In which it is alone excusable
to have a tiial and summary execution
by Judge Ljnch, and it speaks well
forlhegobd peoplo of Hartls county
that the clamor of the mob was not
listened to, and justice was permitted
tot-ike its com &e.
Tile crime was committed on the
Kith day of January, 1SS2, and its de
tails are too pickening to be fully de
scribed. It is buUiclent to pay tl at on
that duy Cono approached the house
of Mnsricott. the wife of a well-to-do
ptocknian, ten miles from Houston, on
the line of the GalVeston, Harrisburg
and Kan Antonio railroad, and asked
to be fed. The la, Jy mtve him a uood-
slzed lunch, -which he ate while liesat
upon lbebfto.i sop oi t ho iiotwe. u,'he
black rascal consumed s great deal of
time wlille eating his meal, and as the
lady was at work In her kitchen, kept
up a disjointed con verpatlou with her,
ascertaining that her husbSnd and his
men were out on the prairie, lar irom
the house, and that no one was at
homo, or would be until night. Mrs.
Scott lettthe kitchen to got some wa
ter ut the tank in tlio yard, and the
negro having finished his repast, fol
lowed her and oll'ered to carry tho win
ter batik. Sho assented, and handed
him the bucket. He then made an
improper proposal to her, 'which, ot
course, frightened the lady, and she
j found guilty and scutctR-cd to death. !
.lull Jf fl.1.1 Mllillll,
V.. t ii ut , ti.( M ii a! hasreoelved u letter from State Treas-
Cone was held wlthoiH hail, noil at! uVcr Lubboek, in wheh the latter
hiflif rinl before the crllulniU court, was u.lVu .lldro WII1 l $xxh& iiunnnnbnt
,...r...,. r.....i f i-o--'7v,.. "..Y.i.".:..
ri-iitiui iiiuti huh coiu.wir uiiiTersu.v
hand in AwgUM for
intdrest healing seoprl-
Ik flltltf 1Ilt I till iT tlllk
l0.,.1A,ncS . I . i proposed coiu-tltutional umuiuhuctMH.
Tiii:coNi)i:MNi: ma fcrriiiivnjwia). i4nnow report the heaviest aud best
.Cone was visited in the Jail by n. re-1 hny crops now bejug har vested ever
porter a few daysug), when j known in thentate. There is an in-
ho iilade In MihstuiK-e,; tho Jfol- creasing- demand for shipments of
lowing statement : 1 lun, not yet i Texas hay, altd'nioro care Is being glv
twenty-six years old. nnrdo I know
exactly how old I Uin. btt tliink I itnt
near twentyjthiee nr twenty-four j
i-ears oi age. j, nuvv piifeitm living in
eh in gatiiering the crop than hereto-
love, partlcuiarjy that lor home reeu
itig. Much improvement is being
ihudedu the, farms in this section lu
are enthusiastic over the treatment received.
It Is thought the suspicions case on
iiiuesoniue narK saiome, in quaran
tine, will turn out to be yolkrrr fever.
Every jrecatitton has been taken to
A-Jrortloulturnr l'ntr-'-The Ntit-mnl Sfool
ltiillroiirff l'Wujictt"! Tho NoiV
SlorSnt to the Ooirttir.
Pwils, July 0. Tito horticultural fah'
on the Fourth was n norfect succes
It Was attended by a largo number HJ
eople both from the city and countrjv
reduce of an Kinds nowcti into tue
cotiit-hmiBc, where the fair wad held, 1 Fiddler's
BY1 A sou;
DntnMit of n DuMnui Diifl,
iiiiiT Shvnhftii-A iWunclmlj
Rpootnl Id tile nnrult.
St. Lotils,vJuy aTherei
uu nun romo UOIIUIS BStO Wl
tiuet between Ivtiox of the
fya ftiUl Slieahan, Miii i$4
culptor, was a hoax'. The f
clrcumsttintlal account wos'
imrc nv spsci i uispatcu Hi
ni: "feixmen kiiUi" 5 .,
Tultnwl n'1,1,,1, 11 .'" "HW
-........ i. .. i. n ii.m. j
iro n ine evening ev uio m uwih eievenj Var Koci.ftwny nod LoiigilflKC5
o'clock on the 4thr and on this account ,10lir beforo vwterfoFTctr?
the doors were net opened Until twelve ttu.m Xrm jtj. rmory KhosMi '
o'clock. No place n earth could Texa, Sifter; anothtiMvas Mr. tfSi
Make it finer iliyplity than m seen Bhealmn, the Sculptor; the- other fmw'C
here. Vegetables, larui produou mid .... ihJr i.o...m.ii i Si.ia".i. iVr.S
.. - . 1 1 .11 vv-...vi,iiiji LI1U Uiuiniv II1IAI
uowers-xverii upon every iioixi.au ,iuvv were ahottti to ileht.aiiu XmZl. l
were lilKliiy p easeit witti tne distri- clnn whoe proresslonarservicw each '
hu lonor.nremiuuis. Alurire amount .,., ii ,i,.,i..iL i1,liVirArl'-sTO
f 'f.s w. i .!:aiwmiia iSnifsSE
vi-BWiii. ii-u .mviiimi. mm 'i "f eilllK,' UK lfis tl0 rCSllt Of Tlltht-
nieis and hotel Kticst will revel in .i.1.,i...,.,..Vi ....... ti. ......'.JT
garden luxtirleH-for :v while. Ido iiot J ;;a. cr . of u. Ice in ,T ni .'"J'
know whether these fairs aie
icil "j day's qiiurrel over the nv
V ,,n,ot iniichinery ofjtidtlco In t
held in Now York and Tex
. hilt Hill I ! tr ..i... .it.
. II ! .ft.-, . i . 1 T I ... J I "WU . !
ltd it itnt mrinu i inn uitua iiiir uiti i .. ' k
liiu wiuet vniv? ui iy bihu, mil. mu ..., KimV Vn !lll V tunni.:!....
re they should be. I the catwe of Texas ami feWXtln
imiiu omu iiiv-j aiuum "v. , lutr ,.UU0
i in. nin-mni unnoiii iipri niif.iibMi ut n . .
few ilnyt ago with a good attendance I ,,omo tolliLs
of teachers, Ttui'sesslons so far Uave tui, 0mut
Yoik. lioth nteit hud
deseited spot on Lohr
piepared to do tlrelr
theoutei part of town. jThey lutve not the shape of shelter to protect sleek
ouuiyio scu mu lor tureeur lour weens.
I don't think that they or nnyboily
are making auyelfip't to get me par
doned or to procute ltiyjreh'iisebv any
means. I have uu aunt who visited
me duy beforo yesterday. Rov. Dr.
Wcrloui lias been to sj'o mo several
times and we hiivo tall&d about icllg
lon. I feel that I am niuenibcr
of (he church no I was
baptized in the AellhtUItt Episcopal
chinch when a boy. Tlld not live up
to the rules or me ehuieii. inter it.
and avoid icpotitlon of looses mistaluod
iiyseveio winter weather herotolore.
Tne saving in stock, it is estiinatedj
will more than oMettho expense o)'
prqvldhig Mifileicnt fodder and shel
ter. The counting of tho votes on local
option for the piecinutrf of Mosquito,
naught's Store and Duck Clock is
completed,, uud shows a majority In fa
vor of the prohibition, proposition.
!.!-... I. f .1. 1 ft. I .. J..4. .ii laft.fl l.kiil I tiii talhr. 1 . "
oeen n Kiny iuiininiK "' - hest or wqrst for their slates. At ti:!W
1 m" Lb' lVtt hV" f ""K V,1? o'clock In tlie niotnlng, Mr. Knox und
dlllerent systems of teae lih.g, the ( il If. aTi lend left the Hotel Dum without
fereiit text books, etc. 'Ilioschoolblds fcayj,lg vhcro U,fcv wollld g0, jyIr.
la r to do a great ileal of good uml to Bheahaunri Ived nilifodomuatio hearth
rasa tho staudtud of teach! nir. TI11.M1..1.. v.ii..w.i.... ,.t,i.i u.. t..
1 ....v ' 11 .iiiivcuiii ...Kill. Au III-
l'luo Itulut-liOHUlt or lhu
Spoclnl to tho Gniclte.
Jiustrop, June 0. "We havo had very
fine mips at. thb place hud in tint sur
rounding country during the past
tlnee days. Thecrops.in tills county
without doubt will lie good.
At tlie election Tuesday as to, whoih-
the iicoidi'iits that t ,,,u vllx ""um r hiiciiiiu nui i-ou-111
t AWP .V: ...,Vi ' 1 trol the miblie'bCUools, the city won
j. um niv hwnj i . . i....t,... 1 .. .. .... : .. il.. .
liusiness at present is dull.
1 ciiiri, write, uui. nniucdiiueiy in irontanq connnenci-a
l,iy Thi) UlnrliiiU It.ilir Irn.
flti-i.ton ami Clmlert'lU.
Kami, July u rnis neiug ui-
iy in tho dlttnct court, consiu
lteiest Inn .been manifested.
t nr tho twonfcv-six mxsoi were
K up and Brfp iration decreed on
them, nie reinuining twenty-
be tried its hut its they can no
ainsof the last few days have
ucouraged our fanning inter-
re cotton ttnu corn crops oeing
lenton's rehearsals are so well
d tint she Will render the
of Cinderella on Monday, tlie
l'lootl Shuo Nunli'M llmo
Sperlul to tho loucttp.
Ijumpa'-iis.'July 0. Our streets were
tlooded lust night by one of the hardest
rains that has been known to fail in
tlti-j section for years. The winds ac
citinpinying the ruin were fuiious.
The water was so hich this morning
that it run into tlio mU of vehicles
crossing the creeks carrying passen
gers to tho trains.
Thonltv council has contracted at a
cos. of elghjy-five thousand dollars
with J. A. Cole it l'. of Memphis, lor
it 63 stem of, water-works th tt ft'lll iwld
niiioh to tliis already beautiful and cm
terprislng city. AVork is to begin
within ninety days.apd a flow of water
guaranteed In six nioiillis. Tlie Blip
lily will bo furnished -from tho head
waters of Unrles'on creek, about two
miles above tho city.
bnlcltloof n Cotton lnijcr-Tho 1'roM Ottiiir
WnsoiiH llrimrlurc .M:irrlui;a
nt.pf-1nl in Mm llnytrlte.
Snn Antonio, July C G. Adli'r, n,
wool and cotton buyer and lor about
three yearn resident heie, and former
ly of Waco, suicided la-.t night by
shooting himself in tlio left temiilo
with a revolver. 110 was loumi mis
Bfiin Old Oltlzon A Junk glioii Hub
ton, July 0, -M. Chlchet. one of
nt promluent cUicns, died to
ier an illness from peritonitis for
F.1.,t.u Uitr.li.il wiiil linrti mill
. '.! v , I .... ..!.... I.. l.tn vaiiiii ilnnil ulltlnir 111 11
in l'Tancc. nut came to mis ' iiwuiiw m uw - '"
In the fifties; lived bometltne chair, tub cause wa i- men uiwm-
:ieo. He was once confidential lug and hUBiue m isi-amm .110 .
if Yturria. at llrownsville. Since ! About forty momheis 01 tue 'ion ne-
rigliereheaccumniulaledtihand- see Press Association arrijcu to-uay.
0 . . . 1 i fin. ...111 ..(..in ilfk r.it tiit'l iiiM'irr 1 tm
Competency and (ilea possessed 01 1 iney win vion n.w -y 1-
lerable real 03tate. His remains morrow morning for Monteioy.
Interred to-morrow aud will be .Major wassmi in 1-1 n.o !...
pd to the burial grounds by all prison to-day, no nrtw were ueu wu
S1......1. '. tii' unvi eiro " euouiK 111111. jjikhi-.
,i..v..i. 1 ----. -- -;.m.. .. ..... .fit. t 1 1 tl I
i-s Brothers' lunk shon was rob- U. T. iMrtiew ' k'" ' ,1111.1
Ighl before last .of over $JoO worth 1 anil "wo.?,'"7;lVVi?,f,,,c'?l
lyes ami pis tola, yiiicera nave inp, r,,7,V , ,. .Vr
Med the mutter until ov. xs; .y.w.w ;- T7-ftii nf ..
D llio nerneiraiors, aiinougu ar- iii. v - ,-" .:: .,: .;;; , r :-
fcvereiuude. It is thought that I wc uiy "","". , i ."'".. l,
tlio 1 weaiim." .- - v .,w,.v..,
Wtt8inarrietj'vuy.iif viuu.na, uj
the eldest doughtor of J. McNam-
v ..r irlnlirlll
lUlt OI '.""," ln-ftl fr,..r. '
NO nun iiJ-iuj. "V- j i-iy (
.,iim. woataud boutli Indicate very
1 pvt-t' " , r.....lcililfi IlC rroji..,fr
, to eafe-
ran, screaming, for the house,
ping the inicKct, cone
Sl'KANQ IX PUllBUlT
and snalchiiiK up a club that was near,
struck Mrs. Scott over the head vJth
it, felling her to the ground. Tlie
fiend then Ftitiek her ugain und again,
when, finding her senseless he diaggod
or carried her into the house and
whlfe she wns in that .helpleib condl-.
tiou iiccomiilHlied his fell purpose. He
then lltd, leaving the ruined woman
still Fenselcjs. 1
it was hours befoic the husband re
turned to find his home blasted for
ever. After" attending to tho wants of
his wife ns well us he wits able and ob
taining a description of tlie rascal, ho
mounted his hoiso and proceeded to
arouse his neighbors, -tlie nearest Of
whom was it mile distant. Sending
them to scour the country, ho came
rapidly to town aud related his mil
t-torv to the olllct-rs. A pos-e was im
mediately organized, and in 11 very
short time was ou the scene of tho oc
(nrrence. but the nettro had so Ioiik a
start that pursuit seemed hopeless aud
llio neighbors and posiio apparently
abandoned the hunt.
Fioinlho accurate debprlptlon glvOn
of tht-npgn. Constable Ucu. Keagan
located htm as noing johii i;oue, an
tx-convl t, and kept severuK dples
about the house of ids parents'. learn
ing he was at home, lie on January
20th, four days after the crime had
been committed, with Me.-srs. Dave
Lubbock and Dave Terry, pro
ceeded to tho house about dusk.
Sending Lubbock and Teiry to the
house by the front approach,
KViiimn madu a detour and took up
uls position in tho rear. Olllcers Lub
bock and Terry walked lo the fiont
door und asked for John, when that
irentleman sllontly (.lipped out of tho
Into khacian'h ahs,
who had him humidified ai instiint
afterwards. Cone pretended that ho
did not know why he was arre,te;d,
but could not explain why ho left the
house so buildenly when ho taw Ui
, ..I. t ... ... lits.li tfttli rl.it
ojlicers appruiiuiiuiKi v' r.m
evut-ivo ?ind contra Jictory answew ho
made to the Inquiries of the officers cd
Hum to bo positive that they md se
cured tho right iiuia. Ho was brouglit
to town to the justice's olllce, whoie
iif fiiHinr cif tlm outraced lady Was
Since the tliuotliat tho;lecis(5n of the
criminal court was alMVinecLhy tho
com t of appeals I havetiecii trying to
lead a better life and make peace with
my God. I don't bee arjy possible way
of evading tlio tenibleecntence that
has been pa-sctl upon nie. I Suppose 1
have some ileptrate hopes of escape.
If tho house were to falj or bo blown
away, or by some fetiperoatural power
the doors no tinown open, J. might
escape. These are
mi lwM.rt niifj niArin
IHJ UIM'V j1 UIvlH j. ltK n
ofhaImi couinilttodCtho Mleed of
which I have been convicted. 1 did
not have a fur trial, I was not
near Ten-Miles Tank when the
deed was committed. My rest is
very uncertain. Homo-nights I doii't
sliopot all, and I never &leep-jhi the day
time. During sleenle Iioifrs I ing
sometimes, and AvaJk up and down my
coll and talk to myself jfuil then pray.
I would rather havq It "daylight
than darkness. .J feel more miserable
at night than during llio day. I pray
three or four times niiiy: sometimes
ihore and Mimetimesjle. I. ,pray Just
wliBinv'i.i- T ff.i'lMii.i-'lb.iiitT luiwijii iihi
horns for nraver
can rend a little. The minlfcters havo sweailug and
e;iven men prayer noon, nu.iusiuiu ami
cutechlsnu 1 read them -a little at
times. Ko colored miuNter has visited
me lately. Dr. Werhin cqmes down ;
oltenor than uny one else and Utiles to 1
me about my future. It is n
comfort to have him come. He!
remains fifteen or twenty minutes
when he comes. I doh't think
it is necessary I hut he should come any
oflener than he docs. I believe I WJll
go to heaven when ,1 die. I believe so
because I am Innocent nf llio crime
charged against inc. 1 Will wiy on the
gallows that I am not guilty. I don't
think that! will make tiny speech
from the gitllowtC I don't know that
my speech would bo of benefit to any
body if I Hhould say anything. I feel
without hourtduiiiig my -waking hours
at night, hut when I think about my
going to heaven, it consoles me sonic.
Tho thoiieht of dvimr U terrible. I
shudder to think: ot being killed, My
terror docs not Itil-jc from what conies
after death, bit from undergoing the
operation of having my life taken away
Lust night Jailer Young discovoiod
a bottle of laiidiumi in1- Cone's cell,
which he had ingeniously hidden lu
ids jar of mola-wj. and with which he
evidently intended to commit suicide
during the night.
Sheiifr.Tohn J. Fant conducted tho
execution lu potwm to-day, ho deeming
it his duty to do so.
is entei tallied
An Uiirortuimtu AftVay A Not;ro Shot by 11
Cleric Ho!y H.1I119 l'orsoi.til,
Hieclal to tiuiUnxeltc.
Pilot Point, JulyO. Antinfortunulo
tragedy Occuired in this city to-day,
to which one of our mojt tsteemed
1 young men is a party. Mr Joe Glut
is a popular citric in Aunn vnvitenni's
gioeery store,. anu wuiie eugugeti 111
hibduty near1 the front door st cotiplu
Athteki'dby " 2InslYnu I.hm T.ocul Hnp
ftpcclul to tho Ci'WPtte. "h s
Shorniau July ".Last Jiight M"r.
Y. It. Kirlund, while leturnlug homo
four miles north nf town, was attacked
by a Mexican Hon and had a desper
ate light with the animal, which ho
drove from hint. During the night
It Is supposed-that tho mine unlnliil
destroyed two calves in tlienelghbor
hood, oho of which belonged to Mr.
Klrkland and tho other to his neigh
Thoioissoniefalk of n wood yard
being established) AYo think it would
1 be u. paying JiivtVtmpiit. We were jw-
1 cur-Mi he mi old lurniGr that luilcssimr-
tles provide tlu-mselvi.'a during tho
talking loud, when Joe
told Ihem to Mod, at. such lantruat'e
would not bo allowed about the stoic.
Ono of the negroes picked up
an ax! liandlo near by, and at Hint In
stant Joe fsol.i d one. Tho negro,
whoso numo is Jvlng Hny. struck hlin
011 tho hiad and arm, making 11 pain
ful wound. The negro w'us placed
under arrest by Constable I. Glass
cook, mid marched with him to Justice
Johnson's olllce. In the meantime
Joe nrocuied 11 pistol und walked Into!
the Justices' olllce and shot the 111 gro,
the bull entering his Jot tide between
the lower ribs and ratlgcd upwind.
Dr. T. H. N. WHe probed for the ball
and traced it throe and a
half inches without finding it.
There are some doubts about his re
covery, us the bull was a :i3-ealbF-The
unfortunate tifi'ulr has cicuted
much excitement 'U'd great sympathy
is expressed for tho young iiUin who Is
under turesi, huvingi waived examina
tion und Will give bond for hU.uppi-ur-iinee
before thecouit. The amount of
'the bond is fixed at WOO.
A heavv lain fell IhH fnienooil. it
came down in lonents, flooding the
Prof. J. & Hrown from Flail no, ar
rived tills morning and was in atten
dance at the normal school,
little folks tire delighted with tho Idea
of vacation, whllu their touchers are
laboring at school through the long hot
days' of the summer.
An Immense cotton wurehoiibe Is
being buttt of bilck on South Main
street by u chfti terod canipauy. It is
going up on the site of the old frame
winenouso which which was burned It
short time since. Its dimensions are
tilO by 01) feet.
Our people nre
lslled with tholr
peels. 0 doubt
hem about the
ttiu St. Louis ami San Francisco, not
withstanding the talk and conduct of
people lu oilier ctiies oi .noith vexas
as to their hopes and prospects. We
have the assurance of the highest olll
cers of tho company that tho Frisco
will build to Tads und on (his infor
mation ao rely. Heal estate is Jn
Ci easing lb value tveiy duy aud It
uhoudy takes a small fortune to buy 11
lew acres 0.1 iitnu til or near runs.
A game of base bull played twenty
inlliH Southeast of Paris, between the
Quicksteps ot this place and the Pull
briygt which lesulted in 11 victory for
our boys. A great concourse of people
gathered toseo the game. A bounteous
dinner was mucuiI aud when tlie game
Wis over ami the scdio aunouui'ed the
iWeuted nine pulled oil" their hats and
huzzaed us if ihey hud won. Tills Is
tlie second gume, each nine
having been ohco defeated.
A third A'tune h soon
to he played, when, it Is whispered,
a iW hundred Vlll chatiKe hutiiis. ,
A cutting allniy occuired hcrutt fow
duy slnot'r M wilull ajpaloon man by
the nunc of Clark wits seriously cut
liv 11. A- Yountihlood. The low 00-
ciirred over the conduct of Young
blood, who was intoxleuled. Neither
puny huslieen arrested as we learn.
Mr, T. Craiyo litis lOilgned the posi
tion of post-muster ill this place, and a
number of gentlemen .ire siok('U ot for
the place. Mr. Crnlyo lias made an
eMltlent ami clever officer and our
people regiel his loss.
The Mununir church fistivuls will
t-oon begin. Tlio Jlnl will be given by
the ladles of the Cuinbeilaiid l'resbyic
rtitn church on nextTliursdity night at
th coin iL-house.
It has been raining here at intervals
for the luijt three or four ilayp, und on
thoevonlngof tie third a very heavy
lain foil; onthu salne evening a very
iii..vvwliid was hlowlnir ten miles
...istitf Pails. Hvrd'.s wihool boiisuJn,'
which were thiity or mrty clildre 1,
was blown dowii". ; No of the chil
dren were killed button or fifteen ol
them were Bcveioly Injured.
MMmiiiHt, issiib of the Paris Dally
P,-dsi was plibllslied . ilorday niorn-
liiir. ltlHii nice little paper inn ue
side tlio GA'urTi: It looks very small
Arrfi-d r.r lloi-hu Thiirt-.TboTiilej.hoiio
X Squubbln Over the School fttiporliilril-
illtnci Stl'jut CJur Thluvi'd Ti'lu-
libmia Uiii-h TJiii T Vcllntr
I'm ; Co.
Bpeclul to tlio Giwelio.
Uulveiton, July (), -The notion of t,he
boaid of school trustees in electing
Prof. JJ. LeeScMoiBiis supeiintondeot
of schools in pluceof Prof. Henry IJ.
Gwyn, tlie present Inciiiubcnt. Is very
generally coiideinned and attributed to
political motives. Allacknowledgeibat
Piof, Sellers has the proper requisites
to make an e xcellent superintendent,
btltlaoks tho experience of hiapre
decedsor, who was called by tile
board if school trustees Irom a lueru
htvniitul resnonslble niwitlon ill the
lephone wires broken by tho schools pf JkiJUmnrc totaku ehurgeaild
on tho Fourth by floats pas- orguipze 1110 inioiiu uvunuiinwin w, ,.
0 streets aro bong rcpa red city, ami wmqii no nui imnBui. t
nu vn ' to ' n hiLOi Acaroa of e 1 ieieiic.v under bin
super! iitendenoy, and that it is tinjlibt
toicliro-l'roj, MWyn irom ii .""'V"
ho had so acceptably lined
alter so B short h term ot
Uervlccund before the organisation of
tho school sync-in s cojiipioieii, in
:.. . i....w L...U,..
k-ero from the Nation, from
lat the cash drawer ami otner ar
row lound in a lumber yarn.
iltlng City Collector Thontp-
jinlsme n have semen wun tue
$1,0JJ. Th e default was over
iralu fell todiy nml crops are
roads to haul tho wtnioon dlirjng
The installation of officer of Travis
Lodge, No. 117, f'r the ensuing year
took place lust night. The following
officers were elected : II. N, Tuck,
;i 111 Wlu wuft.uft,... ."--J ----- ;.. r . rs.,. Tl r?I,rl.v M W. 1 V
found. As soon as tho o d WW" I ' . "r. w.. i T A ,1,., .,'! "tv,, .
1 .1 Mini, t in iminor oi nm uiji -. " .--."-'-:' ".v.
ruin was boioro nun tne i "'ui, - -
frantio flithor drewttslx-siiootcr.anu r - -..-..
in i.n it of the interrercnco oi tm;
pleasant season vltli wood tnat one
prise to hint, am ho wl probably do-
l-'prAOvorul weeks tho ht root etr on
ii..ftA Mfirbof fiirci.t. aud "West Aveiitio
tho ! i havo becnrobbeuunerneiiiKn.
,'ri.oUOtOCtlvCH llft-e iieen on wiuiuwii.
and to-night IHtrc uves i joiui m i
wilHnmi-oii nrreatl-d Mlko O JJrlen
and Stocktlll in tho West Avenue
ti iw' yiii v vhm " V T. .T. j . iv tl . ....fi.1 ..4m
uoQil loud wouhl bo woitn a jvngon y"K$P?" .,V".i.mT. .?;.
loud of torn, In the corn crop is more
promising thiTn iiny previous year in
the hUtory of Giityon county, and
t i fiber Is becoming scarce, 'turn
Was 10 It lllUl lll uuinur ii mi "-, rii f'.mnhiirliiilii S V Ar I
., i. .i ...i.. ,..nc iviif.ir htm thiii urenJ. ..VUnuMiKnaui. o. ., .m. ..
iiiuig nu, i. . .-;- """, l v.nrkor. Tiler.
niiiw urew wuv.. . -;-.,,. wttier's roiuilon. itolwlth-
stunilhU.' the meeting at MKIuney,
will take place August lotUnd lltlu
n programme of which wl 'bo pub-
,.ninVu ..-.ii.,.! It. nt tho fiend, who
cowered in fear. Hefore he could puU'i
i ii. ii iriirnii.v unvvnver. iiih uriii i
knoekeil up and tho prisoner taken
"uv. , .. .
Wlm., II irnii bnnwti that
ruvlHhor hud been cantured. tho"0n
furmora and stockmen po".,,' i10
towu and surrounded theJullMl
;?:! IU .v r.l.na r
" "w.Vk.Spi uivaiiiK: v-
u -- -".- "- i wluit liiu'nff ! a
r i vV
the iwmdent, Jlt btniter.-
I'll V- ..., u J. rKar-v vBr " rm
V "Vow!rffWSiiJl3vi. M"
this morning, K , - f
stables' as the. eulprlts, anil lougeu
Ihem in Jnll. The proof against mem
The telephone I hiOv between aalvcs-
ton and ijrcnnaiii win " hiihiubihi
uml In ruiorntloil hv HentCIllllCr 1,
Work la now lit iiroirre. on tho llrio
between tills cfy and Houston, r.nd
will bo pushed (o a rapid coipploilou,
A large excursion tikfWUn Naeo-
dooliUian'!YJl,.,,,0,'l-S MnU "
iMHlii'inflliSnth. 41 iA1,-.j-l-'I'htf
io..lr of, the. G&ly wlon,
urtlllery who attended the "'
ot July celebration in Fort AYorlh
TTrtllnv fSrilVO. JlllV
Ian, charged with theft of u horse, was
arrested near here yestei day evening
y Consmble Moore, J. V. itieui n u
v. .. nil . ft .ltd.. i rilnil
and others, tue imiw ri".-"
lust winter from mo vicnmy m -douln.
MoMllIan was taken Kwluy to
LadoniiV t answer tno enume uiiia-
Ihnliiai'v trial bt'forO Justice
nilnsot Hint place.
rho Honey urovo ami uimiuihh
formed his wife that u Bhotthl stmt
eaily In tlio morning for fear
of being in rested lor sending
u challenge. He Hit his house an hour
after Knox left the hotel. He kept ,
his movements uleo hi doubt, merely
saying to his wife that she Would heiir
fron) him or of him soon. Tho belllg
creuttf mot ueeoiding ton piccoiiceiled
ai rangeuient at Fur Kockuwtiy. They
then went in tho direction of Long
Peach and passing the oyster hotiso
landed on the body of land known lo
tho llfclternion us Fiddler's Island. The
weapons used vcio tho choice
of each party, time not peimlttlngu
unirorm r Hloi lo bo decided on. Jir.
Ivtiox had it four chambt-red Smith &
Wesson, 4j callbio lovolver. Mr.
Sheahun hud u Prillsh bull-dog of no
particular pattern, but of large size.
The urraiigemeiiUmude by thetccoiuls
weio to Maud at twenty paced, position
lull trout, and to ehoot at tho word
"lire" without any preliminary warn
ing. Any number of khots "vveio to be
fired until one or theotherwasfcailallod.
Everything being ready the duelists
weie placed in position. "Firo" rung
clearly in the nir.uml two sharp ikton
atlons wore Immediately heard. The
first t hot hud no result; Unit of Mr.
Sbouhiin, however, paf-scd inconven
iently cIubo to Mr. Ivuox's body, mid
he showijd evident signs of tyijiikouimr. .
The Texnn oxiirrsyed hhnseif ijiilfo
tatisfiod wjtli iho rcMiN oftJie ht .fro,
anil siiggcted that the procicdlngs
should come to u clone. Not
UO his autugoulttt, Uovrcvcr. The
move , at' Fv.ul . . maoiii.ii , uj
retire, the mblO valiant he became and
he firmly 'BUUql that hhud- come
theiefora purjiflsc mill hoVna going1
In iMirrv Unit, IHimObe Otltllt ttll.V COSt.
There was nothing for It thenforo but
to begin again. Tho )en took "up
their positions and again "Fire!" was
shontul out with full lung power.
"IJaug! bung!" went tho pletols, nntl
Mr. Knox was seen to diop his left
arm and btart norvously luck. All
rushed up and tho doctor's sorvlcis
weio called Into requisition. A
flesh Wound only, the, bullet
pusMng through the brachliin nuucics
In tile upper pait of tho arm. '1 ho re
port ofllio doctor was that tho wound
Was not dangoroux. but It is likely to
be Inconvenient. The icconds and
others on the grounds interfeirtd and
declared that- enough hnrt beOii done to
satisfy everybody itotl tho ulii riniist
cloitirfwWr.eiirtiiiniii 'now smiled aim
ieolnred liluiwilf u-j AvIJUfu,' locoas")
hostilities. Not so Ids opponent.
Knox, angered by pain, would nave
gone on, but mm penuaded
to forego his doslrc. It was doubled
to return. The boat which had been
bontotrti) cruWe ut it distance vas
hailed ami timrarty retuvnuivu ivmw
aw.nv, prcrOfvlug durlm-" tho pungo
?i death-like silence. On laudiii, tho
wlioio party proceed 1 o the united
Stut -s hotel and at sopcrutit titbit's hut
in ihosmue loom.they JrtO.k or (Ji
much needed iciIini.-Jit. "f "
i. .,..( ,,t (iw iiioiiij;iir. f-'io
m,iti ...i,.,.,..i ...i ili wound-
iiiiiT :!' ,,.: r
VIZ Cli IU' rrvnl or tho party In
o c tv. Mr. Sl.I-al.an "bade uooiVbytyy
ISSfeemlmltrodtoUnt , .
ft 1411 lllli lll JIl.lViT .-v.k-- ,T
fV. Knox, with his friend, Mr.
r:iini ilrove straight lo
liiuiiwnyj m...v ; , , I 1 illllLi .ii"y ,..,.0..- - -, f . . ...
ephone company organlwd j;tool Vauh (0(.k his luggage. Pd
jy the oleotlon of it fu I , board f JU)(l lir0eoediil , to, llio iV WM ni
by tlio oleotlon of a full board
cers, witfi C. W. T. WcWoii, of
jila, as piesjdont, and T. IL C
.1.1. '..1 .ai. gtinriilnt-l' Jill I tYC
A to ck nm tbl- uiorilink announces
timiiiaihof John Finer, utllonluini.
Ho was formerly well-known o me
editor of tho Jtonliiini New. Dcceiiflsd
was ti brother to'Flnis Phwr, a leading
attorney of Denton, and lutsn sister
and oilier relatives here.
Honey Groyo cornet bond tool the
cake ut Sherman on July Hh.1 hoy
ttroJi.Bl.1V llMe1 nt tine mnrknl fnvow
shown them by nil 'h'-md. hut no tills
S iV rniiiii'Jo v FJl"f fJ!Sf.-
miwlo theyilcservp the crtdlt gM
x ituiri'MbnitirlpibTAiat A
Now York.- July Ik-A iP'Wjw:
tjvo of the whiskey-exporting 1','',
lu the Uliltvd fcitaU'o who handles
most of tho wlitakW wit from Amer
ica to Europe said to-day thut jiving
Jec.i the nt 1 opinio" Pf the nttorrtby
KoiipAiI lu regard to the . osiwrtatjou ot
wlilskoy. hoTs pmiarwl to say hero
nociui'v for tho alarm or ,for a lwnlo
nuiong niitnufacturera which wou d
have pusucd had tho UmWoh oolwlly
been as sweeny as mtehf, .w '""TiTi
ram tho takiaatmsfm'fnt. The
ssaffisraa . sJnsrT
1 urn wl to thitf country.-it l
tiVduty. Only wheii It is
uuiiiii "." miu iiroeeeiun io uiw " ;.,...,.
of JJimio- " ,.,;,, wiM.ii.1m left on the juo uiuun
Cole. Ot i V .......' i7..nvvn!i.
. i . r nil l. nil iiiiii.i iifi ...T
.. J I '.w AH El 111 ill il,.. ".---'- .......
aim irvj.uin. l
It Is not mUa
Jill IIUIIP WW t' , Tiiiiv-NMl
lu Unit l w','(J,c,,J,1l1,i S bcii."
jo rla imiiorti tmiiuio w-u.
New YorlV, Ju ly 0.-J d l
this iiioriiluir that tw JpJin
to have been fought wt r llB
yeRter(i"a.v oiuj Wc hoax jmil
wounding of Ku;,1' imIb never
that tlio l"'"fl '' aro of
left thO cly. .jJMothliig 111
tho opinion that . .Xbv Kiiox In
iiumviu ":"f ib-hllilu'. iMeiwo--'
ins ill) lUtCUlU'" v ... tlwoiiHclVCH
iti . .,... i tn
I of tho in'n."y ...ii.vt-aeh between
i regard to jhelr moveiue..vB.
iihirt Trln OTprtltcScft.
Lino rtuier W"g iuim 28,
N"!1"?1' ,f'L v Hook at 8 o'clock
' 1 ill..nft.iltiuiilil. I
UtS t m i ' I '
Ufth the intention ofrwturuluu ltj
thusevudln tho law, Is Ht
K'CtHbh'i , , f
i . ,i"
T iTOmrwlllBHWHr ' "
i. ' f i xwvvx-
iiMfiffliff'JtlfllXitT mF1 D -
... tfct -"'a5.Jr