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Crisp and Cholco Culling! Condensed Irom
(ha Daily Press.
RAcr round-ups rendered readable.
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A Complela Breviary of Intereiting llemi Gathered
Irom All Parts ol the Empire State ol
Texas Carefully Selected.
F. S. Taylor of Van Alstync, Gray
6on county, died u few days ago of
blood poisoning. Two or throo weeks
ago, while unloading- lumber from a
wagon, ho stuck a splinter in Ms left
hand. No attention was paid to the
wound for several days, when tho arm
began to swell, and amputation was
found necessary. This measure was
taken too luto to sao his life, as tho
poison had penetrated overy portion
of his body.
Brown Botts, about lfi years old,
was broucht Into Houston recently,
from a duck hunt painfully wounded.
He was moving around a pond to
shoot ducks when a gun was filed
near by and ho was almobt loaded
vith duckshot. Tho shooter was a
nugro. Ho did not seo Mr. Botts
when tho shut was Hied, but was
shooting; at game.
Near Garland, Dallas county, ro
omily D. J Bryan, an old citizen,
with his family, was driving across a
bridge ovor Spring creek when tho
team became frightened and jumped
o)l tho bridgo, a distance of ten feet.
Tho occupants of tho wagon wqvo
thrown out and Mr. liryan hud thrco
ribs broken.
Tho local option law, which wont
Into effect at Alvord, Wise county,
recently, was nullified by tho reopen
ing of a saloon. 'J ho antls claim tho
election to bo void on account of tho
failure to post a sufficient number of
notices as required by law.' Counsel
Jmvo been employed to test it in tho
Tho case of tho State of Texas vs.
tho Austin Club was submitted to
Judge Bobortson of tho Fifty-third
district court at Austin recently with
written argument. This Is a suit to
compel tho club to pay tctall liquor
license and to collect samo for four
years back, amounting to $1200.
Charlie- Long, a mall carrier be
tween Canyon City and Dimmltt, a
distance of forty miles, whllo on tho
road twenty-five- miles from Canyon
City was thrown from his cart by his
horses running away and his left log
broken, lie was not found until tho
day following tho accident.
A Mexican named Melton Hasan
was found dead a few davs ago in tho
McKto lane, near San Marcos. Ills
pockets had been turned inside out,
from which It is thought the deed was
perpetrated for tho purpose of rob
bery, A contract for 400 sticks of hewn
piling has been let by tho Knty peo
ple to A. I). Wilson at Colmosnell,
Tyler county. Tho timbers avo to bo
10x10 inches at top and 12x12 at bot
tom, ranging in length from 40 to 00
At Hempstead, recently, a strange
negro giving his name as William
Johnson, and claiming to come from
Navasota, was struck by a frolght
train and had his leg lacerated so
badly that amputation may bo neces
sary. Gcorgo Page, who killed E. A.
Domor a few weeks ago In Angelina
county, has been indicted by tho
grand jury, tried, found guilty and
punlshmont assessed at nlnety-nlno
years In tho penltontlary.
While descending a flight of stairs
at Denison rocontly Mr. Will Simpson
of tho Missouri, Kansas and Texas,
telegraph force, sllppod and fell to tho
bottom, about lourtecn feet, sustain
ing serious injury.
Tho little children of Miss Lucy
Toy ton's kindergarten at Taylor mado
200 artificial magnolia blossoms for
tho decoration of Fireman's hall
where tho bazaar was recently gUcn.
Bruco Kirk, living near Waxa
hachlo, lost 200 bushels of cotton
seed, GOO bushels of corn and a lot of
other farm property by the burning
of his barn recently. No insurance.
At Laredo a fowdays ago two Mex
ican women wore arrested, charged
with smuggling about fifteen gallons
of mescal. Tho liquor Was found in
their possession on tho river bank.
John Welter, a hard working and
ln.dustr.ous citizen of Palestine, has
fallen heir to a'vast estate in Buffalo,
N. V,, valued at $175,000. He will
make his future homo In Buffalo.
A mortgage for ?5, 000,000 has been
recorded In Navarro county, given
the Central Trust company of Now
York by tho Houston and Texas Cen
tral railway company.
Owners of several sugar plantations
near Volasco, Brazoria county, are
dividing their fields Into small farms
for rent or sulo to white settlers front
the north and west.
At Brookston. Lamar cojnty. Re
cently, lightning struck J. K. Harris'
house, fired tho canvas on the wall
and no mo bedding, but dhl Utile dam
ago to tho house.
A negro boy found tho remains ol
nn infant on tho banks of the Brazos
river at Waco recently, A justice
held an inquest. It is regarded as a
case of infanticide.
A nutting party from Denison cut
down a tree which, falling, struck a
young man named Bland, one of the
party, sorlously injuring him.
At Lancaster, Dallas county, tho
recent local option election carried
by over two-thirds majority, 1211 for
local option and 50 against, -
Gcorgo Foster, 14 years old, was
thrown from a horse at Georgetown
a few days since and had his arm
broken near the shoulder.
J. J. Dlckerson, United States mar
shal for tho eastern district of Texas,
has tendered his resignation, to take
cflcct December 31, 181)3.
Al Davis, a machinist at Denison,
got tho small too on tho left foot
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Several hoad of cattle have died re
cently in tho vicinity of Luling fiom
eating acorns.
Counterfeit silver dollars, bearing
tho date of 1892, 'are circulating In
San Antonio.
Work on tho foundation of tho new
Christian college at Shoi man has
been begun.
William Schondol's gin was burned
at Richmond recently entailing a loss
of sfrGOOO,
A wagon load of vagrants aro run
In dally fiom tho "acre'" at Fort
Some oT tho property owners of Cor
slcana aro putting down cement side
walks. "
J. T. Bosenbcrry took too much
morphine at Fort Worth recently and
Tho public school building at La
Grange has been condomned ns un
safe So be Kennedy seriously stabbod Iko
McMahan at Lockhart a few days
The Missouri, Kansas and Texas
railway headquarters avo at Donlson.
A Mr. 11111 was killed recently by a
falling tteo at Hyatt, Tyler county.
Work has commenced on the now
jail at Plcasanton, Atascosa county.
The oil mill at Volasco has been
completed and is now in operation.
And now San Antontans talk of es
tablishing a free soup klt'chen.
A switchman was killed at Cloburne
recently by a backing train.
William Fleishman, a typo of Dal
las, died a few days since.
Theic are twenty-six persons In tho
Williamson county jail.
About 1000 beeves aro being fed at
BairJ, Caluhun county.
Bowie, Montague county, wants a
system of waterworks.
Travis street In Houston is being
paved with brick.
ro3inlng parties aro popular just
now at Navasota.
Forest fires aro raging In the pinery
of Hardin county,
Marriages are rapidly increasing all
over tho stato.
Ducks and squirrels are plentiful In
Wood county. .
Bockpoit still gets her sharo of ex
cursionists. Cotton la about all gathered in Mor
ris county.
Fleastiiuon huj no saiuoa.
Robbers Board an Illinois Central Train, Ap
parently as Passengers.
They Rob the Express Car and Pauengeri and
Mike Their Ejcpe.-A Chicago Crook,
Twenty Persons Killed.
Cairo, 111.. Nov. 13. Illinois Cen
tral train No. 22, duo hero at 1:30
o'clock Saturday morning, was
stopped at Mayheld Brldgo, Ky.,
about eight miles south of Cairo, by
live masked men, supposed to have
boarded tho train at Bardwell, Ky.
As soon as the train stopped the rob
bers gained entrance to the oxpioss
car and secured $.12 In cash and a
valuable. package. The robbers then
'rain and made for tho woods,
no cluo as yet. The express
robbed of two monoy
ono addressed to J. S. Ileus,
und tho olhor containing an
amount of money In transfer
his to Chicago. Tho ox
ger saved tho remainder
Its of tho safe, Tho men
(dwell, Ky., and made tho
i train stopped for water.
Id to contain $1100 was
3a express messenger, and
js wore also robbed. Tho
.quickly dono that there
stance. Tho robbers got
jlenmntteil S.'OOO,
ind, O., Nov. 11 A crank
.ho olllco of Myron Horrlck,
and treasurer of tho society
.gs; at 12:15 yesterday, and
samite bomb in ono hand
olvcr in the othor demanded
rrlck rcspondod by prompt-
g tho man down and grap-
hlm on the lloor. While
sitlon the crank fired a shot
.c, the bullet passing through
Tho fellow 1hen leaped
-ho window and escaped,
A S trrtnge Do.lth.
.if, Ok,, Nov. 9. John Pott,
residing in the Chickasaw
west of Purccll, met with
a peculiar but horrible man
w days ago. Ho was working
rnfiold smoking a pipo when
gray beard took fire from a
om hfsjplpo and tho -firo was
ilcatod.tq his clothes and tho
sks lying about, and before
lid arrive 'ho was burned so
lattho died in great agony,
-v'j'M'.V'- '
A, Clilcairu Crook.
Battle CuEEict'Mlch., Nov. 13
Assistant Superintendent Molntyre of
the Grand Trunk railway has asked
Prosecuting Attornoy Clark for a
warrant for tho arrest of a man giving
his name as John Dawson. Ho identi
fied ono of tho bodies takon from tho
wreck as that of his brother, Georgo
Dawson, of Kssox, England, and sc
curod $200 found with tho body. Tho
man issald to bo a Chicago crook.
A I'cmnlo Mur.teror.
MAftsnALLTOwy, la.. Nov. 10.
Misa Emily Bennott was jailed yester
day for the murder of Anna Weiss,
August 20, near Green Mountain.
Tho Bennott woman has been 111 over
slnco tho murder, which was. one of
tho most shocking over committed in
the state, and is utterly prostrated
since her arrest. Tho ovldenco
against her Is very strong. Tho mo
tive for tho deod is bitppoaod to bo
Tnkoii to Mug Sine
New Yoiik, Nov. 10. Lawyer
Francis II. Woeks, the self-confessed
embezzler, whose extradition from
Costa HIca'oxcitod so much talk, was
tuken to Sing Sing yesterday to servo
out his sentence of ten year's impris
onment. Ho refused absolutely to bo
interviewed before his departuro to
prison, reiterating tho btatoment that
ho had nothing to say.
Twenty renting KtlleJ,
IlGKMNi Nov. 13. As a result of
tho catclcbsncas of a chomlst a disas
trous explosion of ether occurred at
Breslitovsk, ltUssian Poland, Vrlday,
A whole house was blown to pieces.
Twenty' persons were killed and a
large number injured, Several
houses were badly damaged.
eighteen I.lvrfl T,ot,
Toronto, Nov. 8. By tho burning
of the steamer Fra.er yesterday on
Lake Nlpisslng eighteen persons lost
their lives. The disaster occurred
near George Island, and In fr.pl to of
strenuous efforts to save life the above
number perished.
Three Men Kllleil.
, Vei.ch, W. Va., Nov. 13 Tho
slate roof n tho Crozler mine fell
Sat tu day, killing J. Block, John Jones
J. I), Davis. James Davis Was berl
ously hurt.
AbilurCiiii Se:iatlon.
New OnrxAN?, La, Nov. 11. The
sensational abduction of a t'hl d from
a Dominican convent yesterday af.cr
noon has bto ight to light a pitiable
story of blighted lives, 11, A. Tes
tard and Luna Brown were married
In Gonzales, Tex., In 1880, Miss
Brown being tho daughter of tho
wealthy horse owner, J. M, Brown,
who was killed In tho sensational light
with the police at tho Garfield race
track In Chicago about a year ago.
Tho couple camo to this city and
Tcstard becumo a latlroad clerk. A
child was born to them. They lived
happily till last January, when Tea
turd was called to Texas by tho death
of his fathor. When he leturncd ho
was supprised to find his homo closed
and his wife gone with tho child.
Tcstard started on a tour of tho
country hoping to Und hls wife and
child, but no trace was discovered
of her until recently, when she was
found In this city. Tostard camo
hero from Chicago and mot Ills wife
and endeavored to have her return tq
him, ti-ho declined and said
tho child was in a con
vent. Mrs. Tostatd then entered
suit for a, divorce and Testard left tho
city. Tho bujt was subsequently
withdrawn. A few days ago Testaid
returned and had a lawjyer preparo a
ease of divorce and asked for the as
sistance of tho court tn prevent tho
removal of tho child from tho con
vent. Tostatd and a friend and his
lawyer went to tho convent yustcrday
and whllo tho lawyer was beatod in
tho parlor Tostatd und his companion
slipped around to tho rear of tho
house, grabbod tho child and ran
with her to a waiting cab. Tho law
yer ran out, grabbed tho horse's bri
dle and asked the frenzied father to
return tho child, but Testard drow a
knife and threatened to kill himself
and tho child before he weald go
back. . Finally he was Induced to re
turn to tho convont, but ho drow a
knife ugaln and tho sisters consented,
through fear, to let htm take tho
child, which ho did. Ho left tho city
hastily last night for Toxas. It ia
said ho drow a knife on tho sisters
and charges will bo preferred against
him in the hope of getting tho child
back. Mrs. Testard reportod the
facts to tho police.
J u (Hutu Sack I'ii I omits.
Dmiinq, N. M., Nov. 10. Frank
Slobold, a merchant at Palo mas, Mex.,
four miles below tho border, arrived
hero yesterday morning bringing tho
news that fifty Comanche Indians had
sacked that town on Wednesday.
They aro one of tho scattering bands
of Indians that cseapod tho horrible
massacre in tho engagement with
Diaz's soldiers last May and have been
roaming In the mountains. In tho
raid they fired on tho custom-house
guards, numbering thirteen, killed
ono and his horso, then rilled the custom-house,
carrying away twenty-five
carbines and pistols, SU0 rounds of
ammunition and $300 In money. They
appropriated provisions and supplies
from tho stores. Ono of the maraud
ing band was killed in tho engage
ment. After tho raid they eooly
campod in town until prepared to
leave, and distributed printod circu
lars, crying "Down with Diaz. Viva
la republica." The Mexican govern
ment has ordcrod out tho troops,
A llrmo Worn in Miootft.
Texaiikana, Ark., Nov. 1). At
ItoffSry, a small town on tho Gato City
and Mirevoport railroad, twonty miles
south of hero, Tuesday night Mrs. W.
T. Doasly, a married womau, shot and
perhaps fatally wounded -William
Donaldson, a fireman at a planing
mill. Mrs. Beasly was alono and dur
ing tho night she was aroused by
someone coming in at tho window.
Without a moment's hesitation she
solzed a Winchester and fired at the
party, who proved to bo Donaldson.
Tho ball passed through his hips. Ho
Is still alive but In a precarious con
dition. Mrs, Boasiy is in custody.
Henriy to Support JJitEluntf.
Losdox, Nov. 9, It Is given out
here that tho Italian government de
sires complcto accord with Great Brit
ain in tho Moditorrunoan. Were this
secured by treaty'Italy would, If Kng
land wished it, withdraw from the
triple alliance. It Is quite understood
that Knglund does not desire Italy to
tuko such a stop. Ituly, thereforo,
never need care to conceal tho fact
that she is ready to 'support Great
Britain In any Mediterranean question,
no matter what other power Is in
voHcd. The above is (stated upon
high authority,
lour Mon Kitted.
BnoiiNoiiAM, Ala., Nov. 9. A
forty-horse power boiler, weighing
1000 pounds, exploded Tuesday at
Kl rod's mills on Sand mountain, Do
Kalb county, completely wrecking
cotton gin, Hour mills and sawmills.
Engineer CharleB Richardson, Super
intendent Dick Elrod, Foreman Jno.
Butrock, aud Phil Elrod, one of the,
proprietors, were killed or scalded to
death. Several others were blightly
hurt. A largo lot of cotton and lum
ber was destroyed. Tho loss is $30,
000; cause unknown.
Vachtiiitf II tin I,ofc of DUcomforH Tor
Tiuiao Wtio Scott Tifttii.
Ono commonly thinks of yachting
as tho most delightful of Mimmor
pastimes, and the very word c.ills up
visions of "a wet shoo and a lowing
tou, and a wind that follows fust,"
pmclls of halt things and whistlings
through tho rigging, blue sky, white
caps, driving clouds and all that sort
of thing, to say nothing of tho posM
billtios of delightful companionship
and the delicious unconvontlunaHty
of meeting one's fellow men und
women with all tho formality und
lOHtralntsof on-shore llfo thrown off;
no making talk or anything of that
kind, but knocking about cat olossly
and easily in Jlannol suits and having
"ureal good time." Or, again, rac
ing, with its excitements, and cruis
ing, with all its possibilities of ad
venture as, for example, ctulslng
to Bar Harbor, where, it is well
known, America's fairest daughters
gather yearly, docked in their best,
for tho solo purpose of making Bar
Harbor a Utopia and haven of rest
for thos" who have plenty of money
and go down to tho sea In expensive
Snnh Is tho popular and accepted
view of yachting, but there is
another and gloomy side or tho
picture which tho writer, who id
sometimes Inclined to growl, can sot
forth clearly In throo distinct s'tnlo
moii ts, with an open challenge to
contradiction; First, that to "go and
take a sail" In a binall boat belong
ing to Bomo ono clso and to soil aim
lessly about on tho open soa Is "an
awful boroj" secondly, that to go
us an "amateur crew," on a rowing
yacht under sixty feat long Is net
only a bore, but a hardship, and on
yachts over sixty feet in length it is
not customary to 'have an 'amutour
crow,1' unless an occasional and
almost useless passenger can bo con
sidered such; and, lastly, that cruis
ing is a lottery absolutely depondout
on tho weather. Fogs, calms, storms
and head wind aro quite as usual as
free winds and sunshine.
Observe that nothing has been
said about seasickness, which makes
yachting Impossible to so many.
There is no placo on earth where
the sun can strike down out of tho
sky and bleach and blister and slzlo
as it can upon a yacht's deck. There
is no placo that can bo hotter or
more stuffy or more uncomfortublo
than a yacht's cabin on a hot day,
when there Is no wind or when tho'
wind is dead aft, and whoa it is
rough and tho water is driving across
tho yacht's dock In a sheet of white
foara and the crow are all huddled
behind tho shrouds, into- which -old
ollsklas have been stuffed to make a
screen, and the man at tho whoelhas
lifelines, running from tho main
sheet to tho main shrouds on either
sldo of him, to keep him from being
washed overboard, and the oil bags
aro hung to windward, to keep tho
water from breaking, and tho firo is
out in tho galloy and tho cook has
boon scalded by tho sour soup stuck
jumping out of tho boiler, and tho
barometer Is dropping like mad. and
tho skylight leaks so that overy
wave which comes aboard sends
bucketfuls of swash down into tho
cabin, and when overy now ami then
a wave comes aboard and pounds
down on her deck Uko a load of pig
Iron, and those below aro hhakoa
about like corn in a popper and those
on deck simply hold on and duck
their heads when such Is tho con
dition of affairs, yachting would not
bo considered a paBtime.
The delights of being amuteur
crew" can bo briofly summed up.
They consist in lying flat on your
face either in a hot sun or a pouring
rain, and if you turn ovor havlu tho
owner shout at you: "Keep still! Do
you think that you're a wild elophant?
iou jarreu her all over that tune."
Furthermore, all yachts are not
rigged alike, and If the amateur
crow Is told nt a critical point in the
race say just before rounding tho
lcoward mark to let go tho spinna
ker halyards, and let tho balloon jib
halyards go instead, so that, tho whole
sail goes over to leoward, the remarks
which will bo mado to him will bo
"unfit for publication."
WDD.OOO Deficit.
Locurour, N, Y,f Noy. 10. J. J.
Arnold, ex-county treasurer of Nia
gara county and ex-cashier of the
Merchant's bank, Is In jail. His uc-
sunts show a deficit of $03,000 as
treasurer und iJ39,01J as rush lor.
Crying Down Credit.
Ono of the rules of the Canadian
military serWco Is that of crying
down credit" In Toronto last week
this rule was carried out in front of
the postolllco. It consisted in a lit
tie ceremony performed by a sorgoant
major, a trooper and a trumpeter of
the Canadian dragoons. Tho trum
peter blew his trumpet and then the
sergeant major in a stentorian voice
declared that the officer commanding
tho Canadian dragoons would not bo
responsible for any aobts contracted
by the members of tho regiment
boyond a day's pay, and that even a.
day's puy would not be guaranteed
If the debt was contracted for liquor.
rrog Dry rp Hnrt Blow Away,
Frogs aro mainly juice. if they
try to maku more than a horb jour
ney aivuy from molaturb.in a drought,
they will perish for want oT water;
and then their bodhn will dr away.
1'ho fiog's bones are so bo(' 'lutt lio
scarcely leaves an; -deplete..-.

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