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Fort Worth gazette. (Fort Worth, Tex.) 1891-1898, September 05, 1891, Image 6

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The followln table snows the df tances from
J urt V uilh of some of the important points in
> > well ai outbidc of Texas
La < range
San Anioiuo
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usj fcete I Train Robbers Arrested
VFit CD Cau Sept 4 Two men sus
jioeeii of beiiifr iinplicnted in the attempted
ruboery of the southbound train last ni < ht
veit arrested at Ceros early this mornin
One of the men claims to know nothitiir of
i r robbery The preneral opinion is that
Of it nbers liavo made f ir the mountains
pas of Mtfreed in which ease their capture
is in htfl The pliysiiiau who attended
l > i itive Harris says UU wounds are not
Karves Ercursiois to Texs via the Cotton Belt
The Cotton Belt will sell excursion tiek
es o nil ioinls in Texas on Aujuj
Pepembcr li and 29 pood fo jJ JSlays
v ith stopover iriTJIej point en
route on rmirjtftrTrr mil will permit re
l in 1 1 JjMiffPM ii any point short of desti
mTand the various iN orthern Eastern
and southeastern lines have authorized
snr iar arranpements via the Cotton Belt
ro uo For further information call on ad
G W BiKNnaiT Genl Aeent
401 Main Street Fort Worth Tex
Y H WisriELD G P Afrent
Tyler Tex
E AV LaBeacme GP TV
St Louis Mo
Alps Colorado I jj iiLi i ItblWWWff 1 1 mil1 of
America Y < HnpT > lfirT i iiinn il park Great
SalLj aiSrtJarricld beach California Ore
tfotV Vashington Alaska and the Pacific
coast given to anyone free on application to
UniQ Pacific ticket acnt 401 Main struct
f j iT VVipK
A Full Attendance Desired at
the Meeting Today
Keplaced by Thonc or the Commission The
Split Key Fastening Theres No
Combine Dodging the Rules
The Union Pacific Etc
The liallroaders Club
A meetinp of the men in railroad service
from superintendent down to trackman
has been called for 230 this afternoon at
Chamber ol Commerce hall The object of
the meeting is to form a railroad mens
club which shall be entirely separate and
distinct from any other organization and
whose object shall be the opening and main
tenance of club rooms with reading
billiard reception rooms etc for the ex
clusive use and benefit of men in railroad
service to provide a place where they can
profitably pass their leisure hours etc It
is as yet undecided whether the club shall
occupy rooms on the upjier Uoors of some
business house or lease a residence similar
to the one occupied by the Elks but this
will be left to the committee who will be
LVpointud at the meeting today This is a
meeting of vital interest to railroaders and
all are earnestly requested to be present
All men in the railway mail service who are
in the city are also invited to be present
An excursion is contemplated and will
probably tie arranged to secure funds for
the furnishing of the rooms
The Santa Kc Caneels TarIE ii
The Santa Fe has issued cancelation
notice No 2U i revoking cancelation notice
No 2J3 effective September I canceling the
rates named in tariffs No 441 41 fiOJ 5jy
C21 510a 532a 4Jla 540a OtGa iMOa
CU4a These tariffs apply on Hour grain
bran meal hay etc from stations on the
Santa Kc to stations on connecting lines in
Cancelation notice No 294 effective Sep
tember it cancels tariffs No 13 S7 CI 01
Gil J7 X > Ha 70a 7S 7a Ma and a3 ap
plying on wheat grain hay and Hour from
Gulf Colorado and Santa Fe San Antonio
and Aransas Pass Fort Worth and Kio
Grande Wichita Valley and Fort Worth
and Denver City to Waco Houston and
Galveston and stations on the Gulf Colo
rado and Santa Fe These tariffs are re
placed by Santa Fe local freicht tariff No
SS being the railroad commission of Texas
commodity tariff No 1 which becomes
effective on September
The Kalys Ailirrtislng
There is nothing remarkable in the clip
ping from the Kansas City Star given be
lov There s nothing strange or startling
in it It is simuly a plain unpretending
undemonstrative little pay local but it
would be hard to sav more in behalf of
Texas than is given therein The item iu
question leads
oscc MllltE
TItj Missouri Kansas and Texas railway
company lias decided to give the people of
the whole world an opportunity to visit
lexasat greatly reduced rates Harvest
excursion tickets will be sold by the Mis
souri Kansas and Texas railway company
on August 2 > and September l i and 2J
No state in the Union gives better oppor
tunities to the homeseckir capitalist or
stockman than does the state of Texas
tlieiefore avail yourselves of the opportun
ity to visit Texas at the extreme low rate
For further information call at ticket of
fices 01J Main street and 104H Union ave
nue I A Welsh agent or address Gaston
Meslier G P and T A Sedalia Mo
Dodging the Jtulev
A unique scheme has developed in Omaha
by which ticket brokers are securing large
blocks of the return portions of the Western
harvest excursion tickets says the Omaha
Bee When the question of grantinsr the
rates was under discussion by the various
passentrer associations the fear of brokers
getting possession of the return coupons
anil thereby demoralizing traffic was the
principal basis of objections advanced by
some lines
Finally this was supposed to have been
obviated by making a onefare rate and
issuing round trip tickets only Yet today
Omaha brokers are plentifully supplied
with return harvest excursiou coupons and
are doing a rushing business cutting rates
east and south
The original purchasers of the tickets
pay onehalf the regular fare to their West
ern destination secaring in return a round
trip ticket The return coupon they obli
gate themselves to deliver to a designated
ticket broker at the end of their journey
The delivery is guaranteed by the Eastern
broker checking the basrgage of the pur
chasers and forwarding the checks therefor
to Western brokers to be delivered to the
owners on presentation of the unused por
tion of the coupon In this manner persons
with insufficient means to buy a roundtrio
ticket in the regular way are enabled to
come West and also help the ticket brokers
cut rates back to the East
The Union Pacific
A special telegram to the Omaha Bee
from Ni w York under date of Sept 1 is
interesting reading As the Bees New
York correspondent is one of the keenest
newspaper sleuths in the country his re
port of the state of affairs affords a very
good straw by which the direction in which
the zeph rs are tending may be noted The
Bee man says
Kuinors of impending changes in the
Union Pacific management still continue to
circulate in Wall street but it is hard to
sift them down and find the truth George
J Gould when asked if it was true that tho
Yanderbiit interest had secured control of
the road replied 1 dont keep Mr Yander
bilts books why dont you ask him
Well it generally takes two people to
make a bargain and the seller ought to
know as much about it as the buyer
know nothing at all about the matter
replied Mr Gould
At the office of Drexel Morgan Co to
the query they replied Why dont you go
to the Union Pacific people they are the
ones to see
Kussell Sage said I have nothing to
say All I know is what I have read in the
Notwithstanding all these evasions and
denials a feeling prevails that changes will
soon be announced One report has it that
Boston holders of Kocit Island and London
holders of St Paul have been buying Union
Pacific and that Gould Sage and Dillon have
parted with their interests to them Another
has it thai certain prominent interests in
the plan of reorganization are anxious for
the election of Alexander E Orr as the suc
cessor of President Dillon It is thought
that without doubt some arrangement has
been entered into by which the road will be
operated in sympathy with the St Paul
and the Rock Island
There is no Combine
The Kansas City Times gives the follow
ing result of the effort to form a combine by
ansMissouri roads
The proposition to form the Western
railroads into a combine to defend inter
state commerce cases was defeated without
discussion at the transMissouri yesterday
The proposition was to have been con
sidered at the meeting yesterday morning
The chairman postponed it until afternoon
When it was reached its reading was lis
tened to with unusual attention At tho
conclusion a motion was made to have the
subject canceled The motion was re
corded and the proposition dropped out of
sight probably never to be brought up
There is considerable mystery surroun
ing this proposition All of the roads in
the assoiiation > eny emphatically that they
ad anything to do with it Before the
a te noon meeting esterday they were
given o understand that the subject had
been bruug t up by Chairman Walker of
the board of commissioners of the Western
tra ic association it as undcrstoo i that
tb proposition was put on the call by
Chairman Smith Mr Smith denied that
the W stern t affie associati n ha any
thing to do with the matter He said that
it as doc et d at the request of one of
tnc line iu the association Mr Smith
admitted though that the same question
was to be considered by the Western freight
and tho Southwestern railway and steam
ship associations
It is tho opinion in railroad circles that
the proposition was evolved by Chairman
Walker and that he was after the position
of supreme dictator in the defense of inter
state commerce cases of the Western rail
roads Mr Walkers connection with the
commission has fitted him for a jiosition of
this kind His chances for securing the
position however are not very bright The
railroads are much averse to making such a
radical innovation They say that they do
not care to be placed in a position where
they will have to pay some other roads
funeral expenses Each road has ideas of
its own about the defense of interstate
commerce cases and it does not care o
have its policy dictated by any outside man
The transMissouri will probably be con
cluded today
A Wichita Valley Tariff
The Wichita Valley railwaj has issued
local freight tariff No 3 effective Septem
ber J in accordance with the commodity
tariff issued by the commission This
tariff applies on wheat corn rye barley
oats malt bran mill feed and mill stuff in
straight or mised carloads minimum
weiclit 20000 iKiunds Flour and meal in
sacks or barrels hominy and grits in
straight or mixed carloads minimum
weight 20000 pounds Hay carloads with
following minimums Cars thirty feet and
under 17000 pounds cars thirtyfour feet
and under 10000 pounds cars over thirty
four feet 20000 pounds Applying between
all stations on Wichita Valley railway
Hates in cents per 100 pounds
W Y Newliv
General Freight Agent
The Split Key 1asteuing
Messrs Wiley and Carlin have secured
their patents on the standard rail connec
tion and split key fastening which consists
of a split steel key driven through the
track bolt the split portion turned around
the bolt and clinched Angle bars three
feet in length are used the ordinal length
being two feet This additional length of
the angle bar gives great rigidity to the
joint and two or three tie bearings can be
obtained if uesired The angle bar is
curved having a lock seat which admits the
insertion of two rubber washers between
the angle bar and the web of the rail doing
away with the rattle when a train is passing
over joints With a rigid joint the track can
be kept in alignment with less trouble and
greater speed in running trains can be se
cured enirineers bung able to whirl em
whenever necessary The manufacture of
the device will begin at once As these
split keys cost only 1 cents a great saving
in nutlocks is secured a saving of fillSO per
mile being effected which is quite an item
iu the maintenance of way Mr Wiley is
now in Washington looking after the for
eign patents
Kates tn the PostirmsterA Convention
Beltox Tex Sept 31891
Uditor Gazette
A great many postmasters are waiting to
hear from me in regard to rates on railroads
before deciding to come to the convention
1 have not heard definitely from several
roads that I think will give reduced rates
but so far the Texas and Pacific and the
Fort Worth and Denver City give reduced
rates from all points on their lines in Texas
to Fort Worth and return Further an
nouncements will be made as soon as the
other roads are heard from wtien I will ad
vise as to the best route to Belton from
Fort Worth and also from points on the In
ternational ami Great Northern and other
lines Kespectfully
J P OsiEitnouT
P M at Belton
Tall LIgllti
G B Yoorhies traveling auditor of the
Cotton Belt is in the city
J II White division superintendent of
the Cotton Belt is iu the city
H C Archer traveling passenger agent
of the Ohio and Mississippi is in the city
The Katy announces a special rate from
all points for the postmasters convention
at Belton
All railroad men in whatever branch of
tho service are requested to meet in the
Chamber of Commerce hall at SifJO p m
sharp today
William Doherty city passenger and
ticket agent of the Santa Fe returned from
his trip North with The Gazette girls He
said the scholarship contest was famous all
along the line of the Santa Fe
The Buffalo Express says that a move
ment is on foot to organize an association
of railway men who have been in the ser
vice for more than twenty years
The meeting of the Southern railway and
steamship association was held in New
York on September i and 4 instead of At
lanta on September 2 as was first an
W W Thompson hitherto master me
chanic of the Manhattan elevated road has
been appointed master mechanic of the New
York Central to succeed P McQ Gibson
The building of the Indiana Midland into
the Brazil coal fields is not rushing forward
with great rapidity and consequently the
road will not derive much benefit from it
this year
J H Bolens the postal clerk injured in
the wreck of the fast mail train on the Lake
Shore road a few weeks ago has been paid
4000 by the company in settlement of his
claim for damages
The run from St Louis to Cincinnati
over the Yandalia aud the Cincinnati Ham
ilton and Dayton is made exactly in ten
hours the through cars standing in the
Union station at Indianapolis twentysix
minutes Tho Ohio and Mississippi now
makes tho run four minutes the quickest
but tho Cincinnati Hamilton aud Dayton
proposes to accelerate
Special Agent Kretschmar of tho in ter
state commerce commission who is now in
Chicago preparing evidence for the Federal
grand jury will arrive in St Louis next
week to investigate the relations of St
Louis lines with the ticket brokers and
present the matter to the United States dis
trict attorney before the Federal grand
jury assembles there
While the projectors of the Toledo and
Chicago Bee Line aro getting ready the
Lake Shore has hired all the mules and men
which were to go to work on the new enter
prise to build their new line Still the pro
jectors of the firstnamed road are confident
they will build tho road thinking that they
will find some capitalists who want to sink
their money by paralleling the Lake Shore
Tho financial statement for the Burlington
and its controlled lines for July shows
Gross earnings 2701493 increase 40006
operating expenses and charges 2431027
decrease 203212 net earnings 333107
The statement for tho seven months ending
July 31 shows Gross earnings il75310Sl
decrease 2127342 operating exiienses and
charges 115934099 decrease SI775774 net
earnings J59C0S2 decrease 35150S
Six new sleepingcars claimed to be as
fine as ani ever built in this country ha1
been placed in service between Chicago aifn
Portland Ore over the ChicagoT
waukce and St Paul and Northern Pacific
roads Tho woodwork is polished birdseye
maple and the upholstery is embossed vel
vet panels of which are set off with line ef
fect by the shining wood There are only
ten sections in each car instead of fourteen
as ia the ordinary car hut there are two
staterooms instead of one and they are un
tsually large and euinfortubie More space
hin usual is aNo given to tne toiletroom >
which are so situated as to secure a greater
degree of privacy than in the ordinary
The Mapls Leaf management has decided
to establish additional offices at Kansas
City and this month will transfer the
offices of the division superintendent and
the train dispatchers to this city J A
Keley formerly trainmaster has been ap
pointed superintendent of the Kansas City
division and his headquarters will be in
the Wyandotte building at the Maple Leaf
yards The train dispatchers office will be
located in the same building
The Pennsylvania has just begun the
building of a monster locomotive at its
shops in Altoona Pa An Altooua paper
says it will be about three times as long as
the average locomotive will have two sets
of driving wheels one set being in front
and one set of pony wheels being under the
pilot The wheels will be under trucks so
that the locomotive can go around curves
Two firemen will be necessary to supply
the coal The locomotive it is alleged will
be powerful enough to haul a train of
freight cars a mile in length
A Kittroml Across uimtna
Washington D C Sept 4 A cable
gram from Costa Kica announces that con
gress has ratified the contract for a rail
road across to the Pacific This will fur
nish comuetition with the Panama railroad
> Tew Line Freight steamers
Baltimoke Mo Sept 4 The Balti
more storage and lighterage company is
about to establish a Hue of freight steamers
from New York and London Tho steam
ships Mississippi Michigan Memphis and
Alexander Elder will likely constitute the
new line
The Dallas Strike
Special to the Gazette
Dallas Tex Sept 4 The status of
the Texas Trunk strike has not changed in
the least since yesterday The general man
ager is said to have gone east to raise funds to
square up No attempt has been made to
run a train today Everything is orderly
and quiet
Immense < rufn Iletutors
New Okieavs La Sept 4 Mr G C
Stewart elevator builder of St Ixiuis sub
mitted plans to the Illinois Central railroad
for a three hundred thousandbushel grain
elevator to be built here Mr Stewart left
for Galveston yesterday to see about build
ing a millionbushel elevator there
Itatilled the Deed of Trust
New Youk Sept 4 The Union Pacific
directors today ratified the deed of trust
under which collateral for new notes was
deposited and a formal agreement was
then sisrned by the creditors committee
It is said that over threefourths of the
creditors have already agreed to extend
their claims
The Negro SuHtuineo
St Lofts Mo Sept 4 The interstate
commission rendered an important decision
regarding the separatecoach laws of Texas
and Arkansas in the case of a negro who
purchased a chair car ticket from Louisiana
to Texas and was transferred to a separate
coach when lie reached Texas He claimed
the Federal law had been violated and the
commission sustained him saying the
Texas law affected local state transporta
tion only
If True will lUtemt the S A A P
Special to the Gazette
San Antonio Tex Sept 4 News
from Fredericksburg county seat of Gil
lespie county 100 miles northwest of this
city says that in boring for artesian water
on the ranch of Charles Kuhn at a depth of
220 feet a twofoot vein of true bituminous
coal was struck The development of the
Llano iron reirion and tho establishment of a
second Birmingham depends on tho correct
ness of this find If it is a true vein the
northwestern extension of the San Antonio
and Aransas Pass railway to the iron
fields will be made an assured fact as the
supply of proper fuel is all that has de
layed the extension
Kelnemlfcered bvtlxe 15oys
Special to the Gazette
Teiiiie Bell Cocntt Tex Sept 4
Mr J W Maylor the popular chief dis
patcher of the Gulf Colorado and Santa Fe
railway company at this place for quite a
long time voluntarily resigned on the 1st
As a mark of tho esteem in which Mr
Maylor was held a large number of his
friends railroad men and others met at
the parlors of the Exchange hotel this even
ing to bid Mr Maylor goodbye at which
Mr O Mallctt was called to the chair A
number of neat and feeling speeches were
made all wishing Mr Maylor Godspeed
ana success By the efforts of Conductors
Hopkins and Gillis the trainmen presented
Mr Maylor a beautiful gold watch inscribed
as follows Presented to 1 W Maylor by
the trainmen of the Southern division of
the Gulf Colorado aud Santa Fe railway
September 1 1VJ1 The engineers pre
sented him with a handsome monogram
ring and the dispatchers gave him an
elegant stud
Mr Maylor leaves a host of friends in
Changes on tho I ami G X
Special to the Gazette
TnEK Tex Sept 4 Great changes in
International and Great Northern railway
circles may be expected shortly The dumb
ness that just now affects all concerned is
phenomenal and complete Your cor
respondent however has been able to
glean a few straws which undoubtedly
shows which way the wind sets Judge
McCord has set October 21 as the time
when some party entitled to the possession
of the road must show up This means that
there must be a Federal court receiver or
Jay Gould the Missouri Kansas and Texas
railway company aud the mortgage bond
holders must come to an agreement and
effect a compromise so that the road can go
back to the International and Great North
ern railway Col W S Herndon recently
resigned his position as general solicitor for
the receivers since which and about the
time Mr Gould was in St Louis he has
been to St Louis Chicago and the East
returning on the 1st iust It is no secret
under the new regime whatever it may be
Col Herndon will be in it and the others
will be out The exact iwsition he will oc
cupy is not known whether receiver gen
eral manager or general solicitor but the
genial colonel is without doubt one of the
oldest railroad men and lawyers in the
Southwest and is en rapport thoroughly
with the Eastern powers that be and
pizen against the powers that are about
not to be He will certainly alight high up
Harvest Excursions to Texas via the Cotton Belt
The Cotton Belt will sell excursion tick
ets to all points in Texas on August 2o
September 15 and 29 good for thirty
with stopover privileges
route on goicttaJlW 1 il 1 will per
rit mMWrrV from any point
csfiortPTif destination and the various
Northern Eastern aud Southeastern
lines have authorized similar arrange
ments via the Cotton Belt route For
further information call on or address
G W Barnuakt Genl Agent
401 Main Street Fort Worth Tex
W II Winfield G P Agent
Tyler Tex
E W LaBeaume GP
yjg ifS
Subscrib wiSl ffeekly
3Iexicaus Indignant
Citt op Mexico Sept 4 The people are
indignant at the publication of rumors in
the United States that Mexicans are about
to inaugurate a revolution and deny it em
Capital and Other N eeded Convenience
Will Iollon as a Consequence
Howards View
Fort Worth Tex Sept 31S91
Editor Gazette
Speaking of the alien land law and Texas
in general tiermit me to say to Cap Pad
dock Hyde Jennings and other Texas
rustlers and hustlers like them who
have sjient the greater part of their lives
in working for the best interest of their
city and state and are now so bitterly op
posed to the alien land law that in my
humble opinion Texas Fort Worth and all
cities and towns in the state need people
especially farmers in the country more
than money
If men like Capt Paddock Peter Smith
Henry Exall Hyde Jennings aud hundreds
of other professional men like those few
mentioned were to devote the same time
aud energy iu trying to secure farmers for
Texas that they have in working for capital
we would today have more people and cap
ital in Texas than we have
Where we make a specialty of capital
which our leading men have for veals past
the farmer is overlooked and as Texas is a
farming country we all have to sink or
swim with the farming interest Fort
Worth and all other towns and cities in
Texas progress in proportion to the settle
ment and development of the country from
which they draw their trade If this be the
case which we have to admit the quickest
way to make farm and city property valua
ble and to make values permanent is to use
every means possible to settle the country
Where you secure the capital and not the
people you oniy get temporary relief but
where you secure ermanent settlers in the
country you have a substantial foundation
and good backing for your city which will
go a long ways toward giving you cheap
money iu case you need it to develop the
Grass weeds aud a few native cattle or
horses is mighty slim backing or foundation
to build towns or cities on and when you
come to borrow money on city property or
laud you generally have to pay interest iu
proportion to the population and the im
provements in the country Therefore I
say first secure the farmers and cheap
money will follow and again if our coun
ties were half settled with farmers wo
would not have to borrow so much money
We would have the business to offer and
the manufacturer aud capitalist would come
in and care for it
It oecur to me that the more 2capital we
get in Texas the worse we are off Why
you ask Simply because those who can
borrow money generally invest it in land
which virtually takes the laud off the
morket for years when if they could not
get tho money the land would be sold to
actual settlers instead of speculators
whether home or foreign land speculators
dont help to build cities The men who
build cities indirectly are those who till
the soil Chicago St Paul and other large
cities iu the Northwest were built indi
rectly by the fanners who settled in tho
country andnot by vacant land with a few
head of Slii steers and 23 horses roaming
over it If we ever have a city of 100000 pop
ulation in Texas you will first see train
loads of farmers coming to Texas as they
did to the Northwest and Western states
In conclusion permit me to say that the
quickest way to sell corner lots and se
cure good paying tenants for city property
as well as factories railroads and all other
conveniences and comforts for the city is
to first settle the country with good lar
mers Towns and cities all over the United
States have been overbooned but good
agricultural land sucn as we have without
limit iu Texas is yet in demand and if wo
will make a specialty of advertising this
land and can get the Texas railroads to Join
us in the work by givinsr low rates to home
seekers the towns and cities of Texas will
grow and prosper much better than to be
carried on foreign capital You cant keep
capital out of the cities if you were to try
once the country is settled
Hon Henry Exall and some other good
and progressive men of Texas say First
secure capital for Texas and you can tele
graph for the people In my opinion the
people that Texas most needs farmers
cannot be secured by wire and I firmly
believe that if we first secure the farmer
wo will have no trouble in getting all the
capital required right here in tho United
States and that too at a low rate of inter
est but to do this we will have to convince
theEastern capitalist that we have a farming
country and he will be convinced of this
wheu fie sees the farmer from his country
moving to Texas instead of to tho North
Farmers with from 1000 to i3000 and
5000 who dont want over from 100 to 320
acres of land are what Texas wants and
if secured which they can be will put
money in circulation and will also indi
rectly build cities where we now have
towns Tens of thousands of this class of
fanners move West evcrv year from the
old states and ten years ago when Texas
had the benefit of railroad competition our
state secured her proportion of them This
we can do again and will when Texas rail
roads aud Texas people join hands and pull
together for the upbuilding of the state
If the people of Texas will stand by ex
Governor Hubbard and tiis Texas on
Wheels and our railroads will give low
rates to homeseekers and advertise the
samo as other roads do we will soon have
plenty of money to take the place of tho
foreign money withdrawn and thousands of
thrifty farmers besides Respectfully
JonN Howaki
Thirty dollars for the rnj i lj Tffi Tii7
ver Puebloani < BmT priiiTs via Fort
WofliB Wiver No change of cars
Reset office 401 Main street
Plalnviev Hale County Tex gg > r
Come to Amarillo and gctvauMMeVeTS at
the Hotel AoTiarillo jII TCiisbce daily
stage line toElaj lBw liie county seat of
Halejtb WSrcounty on the central plains
A Wonderful Curiosity Discovered iu the
Flint Hills of Kansas A Sand Waste
heuds Forth Musical Sounds
Special to the Gazette
Piedmont Kan Sept 4 One of the
most remarkable natural curiosities ever
heard of in this section of the country has
just been discovered in what is known as
Flint Hills about live miles northwest of
this city A long reach of country in that
s6ction is composed of sand beds and hills
covered with small particles of flint inter
spersed with some larger rocks It is a
dreary waste aud is utterly barren conse
quently for about fifteen miles iu all direc
tions there are no habitations and the tract
is a desert on a small scale A road pisses
through the desolate tract but it is traveled
only when the people are in a hurry for it
is hard on man and beast
About two months ago the people in this
part of the state were surprised by several
slight earthquake shocks which did little
rinore than give a violent trembling to the
surface These tremblings continued for
several days and then ceased entirely A
few nights after the earthquake people at
the farm of Jasper Newton who lives at
the edge of Flint Hills thought they heard
the sounds of music and got up to see who
as playing instruments at that time of the
night The sound rose and fell in regular
cadence but they could distinguish no tune
It resembled the mournful sound of the
Kjlean harp They listened for some time
But as it neither advanced nor retreated
piey conclude that it must be at some
neighbors and the sound was carried by the
peculiar condition of the atmosphere
Next day the occurrence was almost for
gotten but that nisht the sound came
again only it seemed to be louder aud
nearer So loud was it that Mr Newton
could tell that it came from the direction of
Flint HUIa ThU added an lemei t at mys
m j m Jtr < j > iiiJ
terv to the matter for thev knmr that no
one would be camping in the desert The
nexiuicht there wls a licavv rainstorm
and Tlirjmisi > did not sound forsevera
uiglits thereafter But after > dry spe
the family was sitting in front of the house
one eveninr and again the swee strains
were heard low rnd far off As the drv
weather continued tho sounds appeared
come nearer and louder ever tigh Ii
daytime they were not uoticed probably on
account of the noises of the day At last v
became such a matter of speculation among
the members of the family that they talked
of it anions their neighbors Some of them
had heard it but after they had told tneir
story they had many visitor who came to
stay all niLht and hear the ghostly music
It was decided to solve the mjsterv and
a party started for Flint Hills rietermineu
to stay ah night if necessary and see wht
it was that caused the strange sounds The
first night they camped about the center of
the waste spot and soon the music was
heard in the direction of Newton s house
The at first thought that some trick was
being played by some one at Newtons but
the strains continued with uo variation of
strength during the whole night They
then moved tneir camp nearer to the edge
of the barren place and that night the mu
sic appeared to come from a spot about a
hundred yards from them The sound did
not seem any louder than when heard at the
house of Newton but was much more dis
tinct One of the party went out to inves
tigate aud as he was walking about the
music suddenly stopped He stood still for
some time but not a sound came Then he
walked away but had gone only a short dis
tance when he heard the sound behind him
Retracing his steps it stopped again and
continued as he passed on lie marked the
si > ot where he stood when the sound
ceased with a stick and wem back to camp
Next morning they investigated and found
that the stick had almost entirely disap
peared At the place where it had been
placed the sand was working as if some
thing underneath was boiliur It bubbled
and worked in concentric circles and evi
dently caused the music by the rubbing to
gether of the particles during the curious
phenomena When it rained the wet sand
would emit no sound
Mr 1eggs Admitted to Iloud
Corresiionuence of tho Gazette
Glen KosE Someuvell CotNTr Sept
3 In the preliminary trial of Mrs Peggs
who shot Tom Holley on the night of Aug
ust 2o Mrs Pegcs was admitted to bond in
the sum of < 0d to await the action of the
grand jury which meets Monday the 7th
of September next Holley having died of
his wounds E W Fields and William
Porter are her bondsmen
Again Fired Upon
Correspondence o the Cazette
SrniNurowN 1arKEi Cointt Tex
Sept 3 It is reported here today that a
young man by the name of Bass who lives
near Cottondale Wise county and who
was recently shot and dangerously
wounded while in bed by some unknown
person was again fired upon night before
last while he and some others were driving
in a wagon It is not known who did the
shootimr Five shots were tired It can
not be learned whether anyone was hurt
Will bo Asked to Liquidate
New Yukk Sept 4 The British goern
ment will probably be asked to pa for a
portion of the valuable caruo of the Morgan
steamship Eldorado stranded recently in
Bahama The wreckers took a large quan
tity of the cargo and attempted to hati
down the American flag claimiusr to he un
der the British flag Charles II Tweed
attorney for the company has employed
counsel In Nassau to look after the matter
as it is claimed that England should be re
sponsible for the treatment of the crews
and vessels of other nations in Bahama
Thrown from n IJuggy aud Killed
Special to the Gazette
San Antonio Tex Sept 4 At Lyton
Springs today Mrs Joseph Perry was
thrown from a buggy Her head struck tho
front wheel and her hair which was very
long and heavy became entangled in tho
rapidly revolving spokes The scalp waSj
torn off and she lived only a few hours
Houston Indorses Marey
Special to the Gazette
Houston Tex Sept 4 The directors
of the commercial exchange and board of
trade today passed resolutions indorsing
Hon S B Maxey for the vacant place on
the interstate commerce commission and
the same have been wired President Harri
son Mr Keagan was the first choice of
the membership of the exchange
Indorsing Hon Walter Gresliam
Special to the Gazette
Galveston Tex Sept 4 At a meet
ing of the citizens of Galveston at the
rooms of the chamber of commoice to
night Hon Walter Gresliam of this city
was indorsed for the position made vacant
by the death of Hon W L Bragg on th
interstate commerce commission Tele
grams were read from parties in Kansas
Iowa and Colorado indorsing Gresliam
Kobbcd a Fourth Time
Special to the Gazette
Brenham Washington Countt Tex
Sept 4 The store of B Eldridge was rob
bed last night and several hundred dollars
worth of goods stolen This is the fourth
time this store has been robbed
The Fort Worth fineJ
and Dcnv d
tion with the Union aujIW iiie only di
rect line to Cal iiiriffTiih California Ore
I i illl 1 1 coast Cheap excur
WBrates on sale to the above points
Ticket office 401 Main street and Union
Dissatisfaction Fxpresse <
Special to the Gazette
Gonzues Gonzvies Cocntv Tex
J5eptl2 The examining trial of the Blaines
Askey and Wood for killing Clark Earner
has resulted in Squire Schulter refusing
baE to Joe Blaine aud fixing the bnds of
the others at MO0O for Roger Blaine 730
for Askey and 100 for Wood Much dis
satisfaction is expressed as it is said Roger
Blaine and Askey are as guilty as Joe
Blaine the only difference being Joe Blaino
fired the shot
ricased with tho Lumber Hate
Specialto the Gazette
Houston Tex Sept 4 The millmen of
this city which is the lumber headquarters
of Southeast Texas have been considering
the lumber rates promulgated by the rail
way commission and in interviews express
themselves as tolerably well satisfied with
the rate regarding it as at least as good as
can be made under the mileage system
Chilton to Speak at Denton
Special to the Gazette
Denton Denton County Tex Sept 4
Hon Horace Chilton United States sena
tor will address the citizens of Denton
county at the courthouse iu this city on
Thursday the 10th inst He will discuss
the live issues of the day and all are in
vited to hear him
From now on I
for cash only
> i yg > J iX l ta titej m k tfiV
avor to give my
faction and hope to re
patronage in the future
have had in the past
Yictoi Coal Co
S S Potts Manager
Denies It lolnt Hlank
DETKOtT Mtcn Sept 4 White Pigeon
denies that any dynamite explosion took
place there last night
Cheap Excursions to Texa
Everybody havinr
visiting Texas should
advantage of
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and 29th
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