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A PALESTINE HORROR.
0. B. Sawyers Shools Ills IV.Is Twicj, Then
Kills Himself, Dying Instantly.
"PRAY FOR ME AND MY POOR HUSBAND."
Sawftn Said that He Could Ho Longer Stand the
DiiQrace Awaiting Him In Hli
frnanc at Relation,
l'.M.ttSTiNi:, Tc.v,, Dec. t. Yester
day morning between 1 and 2 o'clock
ono of tho most horrible tragedies
that over occurred In this section
took place at tho residence of 0.11.''
.sawyers. Mr. bnwyors shut hts wife
twice, one ball taking offect In the
left breast uboe tbs nipplo and rang
ing downwatd toward tho hip. Sho
lies at hor residence In a precarious
condition with very little hopo of re
covery. Immediately after tho net
h placed tho smoking pistol to his
own head and fired two shots,
each taking effect and result
liir in intttnnt death. A neigh
bor, Mr. V. M. Lucy, run
across tho street and ascertaining the
trouble hastily summoned Dr. Jamo
.son and some neighbors. Mi". Saw
er&' wounds were dressed and tho
llow of blood stopped. Mr. Sawyers
wus one of tho most prominent citi
zens of this city and u member of tho
Knights of Pythls, Knights of Honor,
Knights and Ladles of Honor and
Woodmen of the World, besides being
secretary of several loan and building
association of this city. Financial
trouble is supposed to bo tho cuuso of
the rash act, as iho statement ot Mr.
Lacy will indicate, and who says: "I
was lying uwuke and lieaid the shots,
which wero ndt very loud on account
of being in tho houso. They founded
moio like something dropping than
anything otsu. 1 lay for a minute or
two listening, when I heard a scream
and sprang up immediately and, put
ting on my clothes, ran into the street
tow aid Mr. Sawyers' house. When I
got to the gate Mrs. Sawders, who
wus at one of tho windows upstairs,
culled to mo that Sawyers had kilted
himself and her too. I ran to Dr.
.Jameson's, Mr. DUlcy'e and Mr. Gor-'
man s, nnd in a minute pushed open
the down stairs door and rushed up
the btalrway to tho bedroom, whero
we found Oscar Sawyers lying in a
pool of blood, dead, with the revolver
clutched in his hand. Mrs. Sawyers
was standing by his side with
blood oozing from her breast. Wo
placed her upon tho bed and stopped
the How of blood from tho wounds,
which entered tho loft breast above
the nipple and came out in tho small
.,-of the back. Tho suffering woman,
thinking Bho was dying, told us tho
cauno that led to tho tragedy. Sho
said : '1'ray for mo and my poor hus
band. He told mo he could not stand
the disgraco suro to come on him and
could not leave mo to seo it after ho
was dead, and before I could move or
utter a word ho shot mo In tho side.
I sprang from tho bed and ho shot mo
again. I then knew he would shoot
himself and sprang toward him to tako
.away tho pistol, but before I could he
fired two shots at his head and fell
upon tho floor.1"
Kx-Offloer In .Intl.
Ks Antonio, Tex., Nov, 30 Hilly
Knox, who was at one time u police
man nnd later a deputy constable, is
alleged to have threatenod to arrest
and bring beforo the district judge
Lee Chung Lung, a Chinese shop
keeper, for conducting an opium den
if the Chinaman did not pay him $20.
The Chinaman gava Knox $10 and
promised to glvo him tho rest noxt
day. Tho grand jury investigated tho
cube and Indicted Knox, who Is now
behind the bars.
0(b Tirenty-riT Yean.
Dallas, Tex., Doc. 2. Tho trial
of Dob Land, charged with tho rob
bery of two farmer boys named Dan
iels, a few miles south of tho city on
September 10, last, as thoy wore re
turning to their home near Hutch Ins
from Pallas where thoy had sold a
load of wheat, was concluded yostor-
day by the jury returning u vordlct
of guilty and assessing Land's punish
ment at twenty-fho years in tho peni
tentiary. Attempted HuLcl!.
(?aLVE8TPK, Tex,, Dec. 1, -A man
named Dohlman, from ,GoUad, wad
brought lb on the Gulf, Colorado and
Santa Fe train from Alvin yesterday
afternoon suffering from serious cuts
in his throat and on his arm. At the
.Sea ley hospital it was learned that ho
hud attempted to commit sulfide. Ho
made a second attempt on his life
yesterday. Family troubles Is given
us the cause 'of his ucts.
3 8-months-old child of Lee Dulanej
was burned to death. The mother
nnd grand mother had stepped out
Into the yard nnd had been absont but
a few moments when tho child ran out
of the houso with its clothes enveloped
in names. iho little one with 1U '
hands uplifted nnd screaming with ag-1
ony ran toward Us distracted mother, j
who rushed to tho rescue. Ilegardlcss '
of tho flames sho ondeavored to teai
off Its clothes, but all being new il ,
was sonfo time before the tlamlng gar '
ments were removod, and by that time
tho littlo one was fatally burned. It
lingerod In great agony until yester
day morning, when It died. Mrs. Du
lanoy was badly burned while endeav
oring to sao her littlo one. The
child's clothes caught from tho Arc
A Mjrrttorloun A flair,
Mineola, Tex., Doc. 2 A shlngla
was found by Mr. S. L Cooper, agent
of tho Toxas and Pacific railway, In a
C. B. and N. box car No. 1100, on
which was written with a lead pencil
the following: "Whoever finds this
shingle will please notify Mrs. Lulu
Smith, corner of Twenty-eighth nnd
Church, Galveston, that her husband,
Charlie Smith's body Is in tho Sabine
river, between Mtncolaand Longview,
because to bo without her was my
aeatn, lor sue was an i nau to live lor.
Don't fall to notify her.
'P. S. Send telegram card to Jerry
Jordan, chief of police, Galveston. The
Car came to Mlncola Nov. SO. Tho
shingle was found by the yard clerk,
J. L. Graham, and given to Mr.
Cooper, tho agent, yesterday evening.
Tho telegram from Mineola convey
ing the Bhlnglo death message ol
Charles Smith to his wife at Galves
ton, Identities tho woman who died In
this city November 13, and adds In
terest to tho tragedy,1 The address
given is 'Twcnth-olghth and Church
streets." lo this address came
telegram from Mlncola tho morning
hor body was found, November 14, to
hula, bmltli, as follows: "Leave Mln
eola to-day. Will send you tlckot on
arrival. Write.", What roply was
sent, if any, is not known, but on
November 13, Lula Smith, to whom
the Mlncola shlnglo message was
directed, ended her life and sealed the
mysterious mutual sorrow that haa
engulfed two lives.
A 1'eaco OHIcer Shot.
1'oitNKV, Tex., Nov. 30. About G
o'clock yesterday evening Justice I.
S. Wood was in tho drug store ol
Koyal is Sponco, conversing with
Howard Turk. John Hell approached
unnoticed and commenced tiring at
Squire Wood. Three balls took effect,
one entering tho mouth and coming
out under tho chin, one entered the
stomach and tho other penetrating
tho left hand. After discharging his
pistol Bell retreated. The squire,
realizing that ho was too badly hurt
to attempt Bell's arrest, handed his
pistol to Howard Turk, who, -after a
running fight during which several
shots woro oxcanged. captured Bell a
short distance from the store. Bell
was taken in charge by several
ultlzons. Excitement ran high
and but for tho prompt action of
cool heads tho prisoner would have
been summarily doalt with. Squire
Wood will probably die, as tho physi
cians say there Is only a shadow ol
hope for his life. John Boll, the
prisoner was arrested Wednesday in
connection with tho shooting ol
Charlie Houte, Tuesday. Bell was
released later and since then lias been
abusive and In bod temper. Ho has
only roslded hero u short whllo and
very little Is known of him. Bell, it
is reported, has boen spirited away
to Kaufman by tho officials, who are
spprohcnslve for tho safety of tht?
Killed nnd Uody II M.
Calveht, Tex., Dec. 1. Anegress,
Sarah Jane Miller, living on tho Lit
tlo Bra703, who had been separated
from her husband for tho past three
years, and was living with Buck
Smith, desired to return to hor hus
band, but Smith objected. The re
sult wis that Smith struck her on the
head with an ax, killing her Instantly.
He then placed the body on his shoul
der and carried It to tho Little
Brazos, placing it In a ckltT and de
posited it in the middle of tho rlvor.
The negroes In tho bottom arrested
Smith and held him until tho otllcera
were notified, who brought hlra hero
and placed him In jail. Tho Inquest
developed the above facts. Tho kill
ing occurred Wednesday night. The
body has not been recovered.
A GENERAL BREVIARY.
Intsresltng Items from All Over the WorlJ
Selected from Various Sources.
A FULL AND COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW,
Embracing Serious nnd Siniatlonat Happening!, end
Current News Covering ManyToplciot
Interest to All Readers.
GGovernor Jones of tho Choctaw si I TEXAS CONDENSATIONS'
tlon has appealed to the government
for urotoctlon from tho lobbv sharks
who are making such Inroads on the '
funds of the nation.
Cullrd and Carefully Arranged from the Ulesl
Dailies ot the Slate.
A MIRROR OF RECENT OCCURRENCES.
fit General Interest Rendered Real-
able and Entertaining.
Ovariloie of Morphine.
Vauw, Tex., Pec. 1. May Kolloy,
a woman residing in, tho quarter of
town known as Boardtown, attempted
snlcidc Wednesday 'by taking mor
phine, but by dint, ofbard work by
he-i' friends sho failed Co'Bfiuftle off tho
Child ! oMlunia.
Bomiam, Tex., Deo. h Wednesday
.at Be tor. six miles west of here, the
Cnt lu tli Neck.
.as, Tex., Nov. 80.-
L'noch Hogato, Grand Master, in
his recent report to the Grand Lodge,
said that there was duo to tho Grand
Lodge by T. I. Haughoy, President
of the suspended Indianapolis Nation
al bank and lata grand treasurer of
the I. O. O. F. of Indiana, $12,306.87;
that securities surrendered by Mr.
Haughoy to secure tho Grand Lodge
hayo a prospective vuluo of $45,250,
but the futuro can only dovelop what
can bo realized.
A shooting affray took placo re
cently near Thackcrvlllo, I. T.. ut a
brush dance. Louis Montry was shot
under tho left eye, tho ball passing
through coming out behind tho ear
and striking a bystandor In the breast
knocking him down. Tho attending
physician said there was some chance
for Mon try's recovery. After the
shootlpg the dance proceeded.
Tho report of tho postmaster gen
eral shows that tho deficiency for the
year ended June 30, 1893, was $5, 177,
171 instoad of $1,552,423 as estimated
by Mr. Wanamakcr, and instead of u
surplus of $872,210 for tho current
fiscal year, as estimated by Mr. v ana
maker, there will bo an estimated de
ficit of $7,83Cvl78.
The Baptist ladies of Klrksville,
Mo., recently gave an "experience
party'1 whore each ono related how
sho earned a sum of money for tho
church. Tho prize "oxpericneo" wus
awarded to a couple of young ladles
who sawed a half cord of wood into
neat and convenient lengths for the
Princess Colonna, a daughter of
Mrs John Mackay of San Francisco,
has brought suit for divorce at Paris,
France, against her husband, Prince
Ferdinand Gallatero Colon na. Sho
charges him with numerous acts of
adultery and goneral profligacy. She
also asks for hor three children.
Tho Nowton (Massachusetts Wors
ted company has formally notified Its
300 operatives that tho roduotlon of
the tariff, by tho proposed now law
will make it absolutely necessary to
reduce wages or stop the mills. The
mills have "been operated fourteen
years without Interruption.
Tho statehood convention recently
held at Kingfisher, Okla., was largely
uttonded. Thoy passed a resolution
declaring for pro-emptlon rights, a
rosldeaco of five years to perfect tltlo,
and appointed four delegates to go to
Washington and lobby for tho pass
age of the bill.
At Chicago, 111., a man supposed
to bo W. Kaftnoy, ot Now York city,
was drowned In tho river recently.
He wus walking against a driving rain
with his head down and walked oft
tho abutment of the Bandolph street
Tho Louisville and Jofferaonvllle
bridgo company recently filed a mort
gage to tho United States trust com
pany of New York nnd tho Union trust
company of Indianapolis to covor a
bond issue of 5,000,000.
T, V. Fowderly's resignation as
grand master workmun of tho Knights
of Labor was' accepted. J. H. Sov
ereign ot Iowa wus elected to succeed
hlra and an entirely now executlvo
board was chosou.
Tho discovery of gold near Phoenix,
Ariz., on Camp creak, has recently
boen made. It is a largo ledgo of
gold oro two feet thick assaying $1500
a ton. Two Colorado miners develop
ed the discovery.
Idaho and Montana copper mining
camps continue to increase their out
put. Tho Lovelock mlno, which was
closed down son)" months ago, re
sumes .work this week with a force of
One man killed, ono fatally and
others seriously Injured is the result
of a Mississippi Valloy railway gravel
train coming In contact with a tie
across the track near Lute her, La,,
A report has boon circulated that
Logan Carlisle will resign the chief
clerkship of tho treasury department
and be succeeded by his brother, Wra.
K. Carlisle. Mr. Carlisle denies the
1-, Hurst, Como. Colol, peoDlo, who live in
Montana military posts now con- i
tain 17 f U soldiers, distributed at the i
following posts: Asslnlbolue, 182
Keogh, 400; Custer, 415; Missoula, '
195 i Poplar, 100.
Corn shucking machines are being HPP'"D' Stock, Improvements, and I term
introduced In some por.Ions ot Mis
souri and are said to he a gieat suc
cess. It looks liko the husking peg
must go n'j last.
A G-year-old daughter ot Kdward
Butler was burned to death In her
father's store at Uniontown, Pa., re
cently, by her clothes catching fire
from a stoxe.
At Ridgeville. O., recently, Hormati
Barrows, aged 08, shot his wife, aged
30, and then placed a revolver to hi
hoad and sent a bullot through his
President Cleveland settled tho
Chicago postofllco controversy by
nominating Wash Hosing, thus knock
ing out Frank Lawler with hts big
A crisis exists In tho Spanish cabi
net and tho ministry Is likely to ro
Bign, on account of differences in ro
gard to tho war with tho Moors.
Helen Duwery Ward, tho actross,
has been granted a divorce from John
Montgomery Ward, tho baseball
player, by a Now York court.
George M. Becson, a well-known
Wilmington, Dcla., butcher, aged 45,
dropped doad at his home a few night!
since of heart disease,
An expectant youngster of Golden
City, Mo., recently mailed a letter al
who runs a saloou on the northeast sight of coal mines complain because
. Y.n f If.iln ... t.nA 4V.A ..nil- .. . m. . . .
tnoy nave to pay f4.ouaionior coai
while the same coal is hauled to Den-
coiner of Main street and tho rail
road i was cut in the neck
and probably fatally wounded
last night about 11 o'clock In
his place of business. John
Cepfor Is under arrest charged with
assault to murder Hurst. When Cep
fcr was brought to the police station
a bloody knife was in his possession.
Too Mnnli Morphine.
WAeldlr, Tex., Dec. 2 G Shultz,
u prominent citizen, died Thursday
night from an overdose of morphtne.
Ho leaves a wlfo and nine children in
vor and sold at $1 less per ton.
At Phoealx, Ariz., contractors are
employing all men who make applica
tion to Work on the railroad being
built from. Phoenix to Presoott. Idle
men are scarce In Arlzonla'.
A charge that two ot tho jurors
had been bribed by the defense
brought the Coughlla trial for tho
murder of Cronln, at Chicago, to an
abrupt ond for the present. l
Missouri is first in zloo and first
There is an Kngllsh setter at Abl-
leno posseted of almost human intel
ligence. Ho trios to do everything ho
seos people do. Ho rings tho door
hell, mid when admitted greets hi-
mastor with a burk. A number of
ladles were performing on tho pinno
eomo days Blnco, and when they left
Geronlmo's mustor was surprised by
hearing tho overture to foet and
Peasant1 'beautifully re n J cred, ho wont
to the parlor and to his surprise found
Goronimo at tho piano about to begin
"Liszt's Seventh Uliupsody."
Press Standlfer was recently found
dead near Mcrldiun, Bosijno county.
The vordlct of the inmost wus that,
deceased came to his doath by thei
accidental discharge of his gun while;
chasing u doer. Pait of his left hand
was torn away and there were twelve
buckshot In his side. Hlshorso.gunand-
threo dogs were found near the body,
whero they had evidently remained
Cor thirteen hours. Tho deceased
leaves a wlfo and 11 vo small children.
A telegram has been received at the,
war department from Brig. Gon.
vVhcnton, commanding tho military
iopartment of Texas, confirming tho
belief that the alleged Mexican trouble
that placo addressed to "Mister Santy Is more visionary than real. Gen.
nneaion says: "it is quite cerium,
nnd It has been admitted by the Mex
ican authorities, that no partios of
"ned men have crossed Into Moxlco
u.n tho American side."
Klaus, North Poll.
Mrs. Gatlln, postmistress ot Meyers
vllle, Mo., has been sontenced to fif
Icon months In tho state prison for
robbing tho malls.
Jeiterson county, Kansas, farmer
has ma3o 6000 gallons of sorghum
Tho governor recently telographed
tho mombers of tho live stock com
molasses this season and'has sold it at mission ut Galveston and Corpus
!10 cents a gallon. unnsti, ut mo request or county
man -"talcs , Austin to Investigate un epidemic pro-,
nllold of the V.ttnno, ttmon, horses and mule In
that county. Local veterinary sur
geons cannot ugreo whether or not it
An Adair county, Mo,,
no iius the banner cor
state From slxtoen acres he gather
ed 1360 bushels,
The shipment of 8,003.000 bushels
of coal to Cincinnati, Louisville and
Now Orleans was recently made from
Beet pulp U selling at $1.25 per ton
at tho Lolil, Utah, sugar factory.
The bounty paid by tho government
is $4 por ton.
In Lincoln county, Nevada, rich
placer gold discoveries have recently
been made about 130 miles from
Under the extension of tho Geary
At Dallas a fow days since tno jury
In tho caso of tho Sisters of Mercy
against tho Missouri Paeilio railway
company for destruction of goods
shipped fiom Carthage, Mo., to Dal
las, after deliberating nearly eighteen
hours, returned a vordlct giving judg
ment for plaintiff in tho sum of $3031.
The amount suod for was $7250,
Manning Davis was convicted in tho
federal court at Paris a fewdnys since
of tho murder of John Hodlmrln Kaclo
act all Chinamen who havo prevlouVy county, Choctaw nation, December 20,
. t., J ...Ml l. (.. 1 1 . IROI Tl.a nflilimi.n clinulml lint
icL'iaicri'u win uc riHiiureu in un mi " vn ... vi ""- v.
Arizona Democrats are making a
fierce war upon Governor Hughes, re
cently appointed by President Cleve
land. Officers of the wrccke-1 National
bank of Indianapolis, IndM have been
Indicted by tho United States grand
A dispatch from Lomberg, Austria,
says that Prince Adam Lubomlrskv.
'whllo hunting in the forests, felldead.
Las Animas county, Colo., pays a
per capita ux of $0 urlnually in taxes
to sustain Its county government.
At Mlntonvlllo, Ky , Charles Minton
wus shot and killed by Joseph Tartar
recently in a quarral at a dunce.
James II. Hoosovolt has resumed
his duties as secretary of the United
States embassy in London.
In ono night recently throe Iron
safes were blown open by burglars in
tho town of Foster, Mo.
Myron King killed his wife and then
committed suicide at Grand ttaplds,
Mich., a fow days since.
A rumor Is extant that tho land
office at Guthrie, Okla., will Boon be
removed to El Reno.
Watenlllc, Kan., uses more coaloll
than beer. Watervlllo should bo a
A Marshall, Mo., man recently rode
eighty-two miles on a blcyclo in six
hours and a half.
Tho crisis In regard to tho Frenoh
cabinet is over, and a now cabinet is
A Hutchinson, Kan., barber, strictly
prohibits cigarette smoking In his
A sevore earthquake shock was ex
perienced recently at Montreal, Can
Ex-Gov. John J. Jacobs foil dead
recently at Wheeling, W. Va.
Denver, Col, is to have a poultry
show from January 14 to 20.-
A Utah man carried off the World's
fair prize for the best wagon.
Gophorn are playing havoc In Holt
county, Missouri, this fall.
The uame of tho state auditor of
Colorado, Is Uoodykoontz.
Gentry county,-Mo., boasts of a 160
Coloradoans drink elder made is;
lloding was stabbed to doath in tho
piesonco of his wlfo, who wub on her
knees begging for her husband's life.
A freight train on tho Missouri,
Kansas and Texas was wrecked re
cently six miles west of West Point,
Fayette county. A brakoman named
Snyder wus instantly killed and Con
ductor Hooves and Car Itepalrer Brown
Injured. Tho wreck was caused by
oil tank breaking down.
A train on tho Missouri, Kunsas
and Texas railway ran through u
bridge near Kosanky, in Bastrop
county, lecently, injuring the en
gineer in the side, back and chest,
breaking two ribs. Tho fireman and
a brakoman were also ir.juiod.
For $50 per month tho county of
Williamson has rcntod 1100 acres of(
lanu irom Miorin: jirooitsniro to bo
used for pasturing tho road oxen dur
ing tlio winter months. On account
of heavy roads tho teams are given a
holiday during cold weather.
Williamson county has purchased
ot A, J. Swanson and G. K. Munson
nlnety-slx acres ot land as an addition
to the county poor larro. lno lanu
lays adjoining tho county farm, amllo
from Georgetown. The consideration
At Trinity, Trinity county, roeontly
everal shots wcro fired in tho John
son restaurant and a colorea matt
named Adams was found to have,
stopped two of tho bullets, but who.
JIU the shooting is a my story.
Attorney-General Culberson has ap
pointed Allen May 11 eld of Sherman u,
his third assistant In place of Mr. It.
L. Butts, who wus oloctea by tho
board of regents assistant law protes
tor in tho Stato University.
The comptroller has just registered
ind purchased $2500 of Hamilton
county bonds for tho school fund and
ilso registered 17500 bonds of Jeffor
lon county and purchased $1500 of
them for the samo account.
Davo Harden, living threat miles
rom Granger, Williamson county, was
Tooling with a slxshooter recently and,
let It full to tho floor. It was dis
charged, tho bullet passing through
Ills bowels and left lung.
Two victims ot tho explosion ut the.
town ot Minerva, In Webb county, re
cently, caused by a Mexican woman
placing an old can of blasting power
On the hearth to i tic It thu Bolder off
Un. have died.