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Shiner gazette. [volume] (Shiner, Tex.) 1893-current, June 26, 1901, Image 6

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Gbe Shiner 3 3ette
J C Uabekmacuer Publisher
Emillo Zurzano proclnliaed himself
Agulnaldos successor
Salvadore Momo a well known Mexi
can capitalist Is dead
Two Doers were courtmnrtlaled and
Ehot at Pretoria or attempting to es
Lord Kitchener reports that the num
ber of Boers killed Imprisoned or sur
rendered during last month totaled up
Orders for plows hitherto given to
Birmingham Eng are now being
placed In the United States by Arms in
Admiral Remey aboard the Brooklyn
has left Wellington Australia for Syd
ney He will shortly sail for Cavlte
and resume charge of the Asiatic sta
Suit haB been brought in Jersey City
N J torec over concession fromthe
Honduras syndicate by tho original
Honduras company
Dr Edwin II Lewis president of the
Medical Collcgo of Kansas City and
treasurer of the National Association
of Hallway Surgeons Is dead
Premier Sagasta of Spain announces
that the government will issue a loan
for territorial defense arid reorganiza
tion of the army
Chltf Boatswain J E Murphy of
the Oregon was nearly killed by an
anchor chain when the vessel came in
to port at Honolulu on May 30
A fire in the genera military hospi
tal at Presidio in San Francisco de
Etroyedthree wards nndme dlcal sup
ply room but Injured no patients Loss
Wlnfield S Stratton the millionaire
mine owner of Cripple Creek has re
deemed the Matchless mine in Lead
villo for the widow of tho late Senator
The new British cable to connect
Canada and Australia will be tho long
est inthe world 5238 miles in length
nnd will be transported and lald by
one ft WNtC
Th k th afeaiwS c
Split company atMeiiasha Wis were
burned to the ground Loss 60000
insurance 520000 It is doubtful It tho
plant will be rebullt4
Harry Lee nephew of Gen Robert E
Lee of the Southern Confederacy died
at Macon Ga The deceased was the
eon of Henry the older brother of the
The company organized In the City
of Mexico to utilize the water power
in Kio Blanco In the State of Vera Cruz
will Invest 500000 in hydraulic works
at the falls twentyfive miles from Cor
Robert G Memory member of tho
New Orleans city council and a promi
nent contractor filed proceedings In
bankruptcy with llablltles of 58000
and assets of 522000
The annual readjustments postmas
ters salaries has been agreed upon
and 770 postmasters will receive an In
crease In only one Instance that of
New Orleans the Increase amounts to
as much as 5i000
Samuel C Kanter David B Weber
and Draman H Lovelace were found
guilty at Chicago of conspiracy to vio
late the city civil service law l > y help
ing unworthy police sergeants to pass
the examination for lieutenants
United States Senator Beveridge a
cording to the St Petersburg corre >
pondent of the London Dally Mail
will not find much difficulty In securing
from the Russian government a con
cession for a steamship line from tho
United States to Vladivostock or Porti
Arthur <
Elder Dempster Co of London of
fer to pay the traveling expenses of
the official delegates of any British
trades unions willing to go to the
United States to study American trado
A story comes from Honolulu of a
ensational tragedy A Chinese cook
on board the American schooner J A
Campbell murdered tho mate and
threatened to set Are to the vessel
terrorizing the crew for twentyfour
hours He was eteamed to death
cyclone did considerable damage
six miles sAuthwest of Ltrchwood La
Edward Uglands house was wrecked
Jlr Ugland and child were carried a
distance and landefl ln aSyh eajfleld
bruised blit unlnJurid The other tti m
bera or thefamily were unhurt >
FROM 200 TO 600
Account of the Disaster Compare It With
tho Johnston Horror mill Other Hay It
Approaches the Ulintun Catastrophe
lroperty 1oiS treat
Roanoke Va June 24 Passengers
on n train from tho west report that
300 people were drowned Saturday
evening along the Elkhorn on the Nor
folk and Western and that miles of
track and bridges wero washed out
The passengers on tho train were
transferred yesterday by ropes from
the train to the mountain side near
Vivian W Va Wires are down over
tho devasted section and no other par
ticulars aie obtainable Those drown
ed are said to Include the most promi
nent people of the section affected
Tho general manager of the Norfolk
and Western left hero for the scene
yesterday afternoon It will probably
bo several days before Uhe ro
oad Is
Hail No Warning
Tazewell W Va June 24 Clinch
river has dono an Immense amount
of damage and lids swept away many
mlllidams Itihas not been so high
within the memory of any person now
living It was an Immense landslide
that occurred on the farm of A J
Illgglnbotham three miles from this
place whlcl swept away he house of
Paris Vaudlke So siidden was the
catastrophe that inmates had no
warning at all Two of the children
one a young man of 17 years and the
other 4 ere killed or drowned and
their bodies were recovered a mile
and a half below wherethe house had
stood Another son 7 years of age Is
badly bruised and cut and will likely
die A little girl was carried half a
mile In tho mass of stones logs and
other debris but will recover The
mother was cajrled 400 yards and is
only slightly wounded
t < > i
Thirty Floatlnirlli
v i ft V I >
Tazewell Va Juno 24 The train
master ofthe Norfolk and Western
railway walked the track beUyeeni
Vivlanf and North ForknjWstanc cL bfvl
bodies floating In tbe rlver
Towns Wiped Out
Washington ti C June U The
following dispatches have been re
ceived by the Washington Post re
garding the reported loss of life by
the flood in West Virginia
Bluefiejds v Wv Va June 24 Foold
In Pocahontas ijoal field equaling that
of Johnstown Two hundred drowned
Impossible to estimated ttio loss of
Roanoke Va Jilne 24 Cloudburst
Pocahontas division Norfolk and
Western yesterday morning Key
stone Elkhorn Vivian and other towns
wiped out Railroad dispatches Bay
that 500 lives lost One house left in
Keystone 5 Twentyfive to thirty miles
of railroad tiack destroyed
Fought l Duel
Brandetown Fla June 24 News
reached here of a bloody duel to the
death near Miakka In Manatee county
Judge Seth E Steyeps a county Justice
and a wealthy farmer and John A
Webb a neighbor also prominent in
county affairs met on the mountain
road from Miakka and renewed an old
feud that had existed betweenthem
Webb was riding when overtaken by
Stevens and asked to stop and settle
then and there the dispute between
them He did so telling his driver to
go ahead When the driver had pro
ceeded several hundred yards he looked
back to see both mengrappling In the
road He returned to find Stevens
dead wi h a bloody knife In his hand
andWebb seriously stabbed In several
places Webb Is yet allve and may re
To Irevent r > yiichlnir
Montgomery Alai June 24 The
constitutional convention Saturday
afternoon1 completed the article of ex
ecutive officers The most Interest dur
ing the day was taken In the section
pr6vldlng that when a sheriff allows
a prisoner to be taken from hs cus
tody and lynched the governor shall
Immediately Institute lmpeachmeat
proceedings against the officer and he
shall be suspended from office during
bis trial The plea was made that as
th < 5 convention was about to take from
thenegro the right of voting the State
should show to the worldtiiat he1 would
be Protected by the law The section
Cfiroe Vnn Identified
Laredo jrijjS Juno 24 Sheriffs
Avant of tascosa count Klnsel of
Frio and DepuTy Choate of Karnes
with sevrai members of their various
posses arrlvedlhere at C oclock last
evening TheSjcame for the purpose
of idcntlfylnRHho captured man who
was taken yesterday by Captain Rog
eis aboutfortyjjnllles above here The
full plans of the capture were forward
ed last nlghtMAmong the men who
arrived weretwo men who knew the
man one of them William Loueary of
Bastrop countyj who has known him
since 3 < 92 andDeputy Sheriff Choate
of Karnes ClfK who has known him
for years They both possltively Iden
tify him andisay there fs absolutely
no doubt ihatfhe is Uie man whom
they have known all these years as
Qregoria Cortez and who killed Sher
iffs Morris Glover The Identifi
cation is complete and he will be sur
rendered to t hoollicers from the Inte
There is great rejoicing here over
tho capture and Captain Rogers and
Ills men areAjelng heartily congratu
lated In fa ctall the officers from all
over the Statejwho have been press
ing thefugitive so hard deserve the
thanks Of jth d people of the whole
State It Is ncjtlknown positively when
the officers wlli start with their prl
o ner for tho lnterior
K H > 1
OceaiVfllafes Declining
Galveston Texas June 24 The
ocean frelghtjrates are declining This
Is usually tKeicaseat the end of the
seasonj butTltl lB thought that the rates
Will notgfcvup nextfall as high as
they have been the past season The
decrease during the past season of the
Maritime association which closed In
February i was not very remarkable
still thorp jvas a decrease on cotton
for freight export of from l5 to 25 per
cent During the past year the ship
brokers have experienced considerable
difficulty In obtaining tonnage as par
ticularity lntthe early part of the sea
son the ships1 were In the service of tho
government In transporting Boldler3
and 8uppliesfi Unless something un
foreseen occurs these vessels will bo
in the morclinnt service next season
as Jn farf iriany of them aVe now and
there wUbe Sno shortageof tonnage
like thatiwhlch was experienced this
tTOxH i < v nf
VrfK > Pff IphydretlllurnellX J r
Fort v WdrthVTex as June 24Two
children of Mrs R B Doftch Hollys
aged C and M arylil years were fright
fully burned Saturday morning Hol
lys was a paralytic and while playing
around a bonfire fell into tho flames
head first Herjllttle sister attempted
to drag her from the fire and was also
fearfully burned The arms and limbs
of both children were burned to a
crisp while the fjeshof the lower part
of the body of Hollys was completely
cooked the flesh jolling off In great
chunks She will die Mary may re
cover The father of the children Is a
soldldr In the Philippines
No Promise Mate
Austin TexasJ Jtirie 24 The gover
nor stated Saturday tliat lie had mada
no promises to any one as to what ad
dltlonal measureshe would submit to
the special of the legislature
anfl that it ne submitted any at all It
would b done wltlfjirreference to tho
rapidityIn which tho lawmakers dis
posed of the business set out in the
call If they are slow in working
nothing else wIljMie presented to them
and pome folks are wasting their time
by coming to Ree tho governor with
regard to additionalJegslaltlon during
the special session
Two Ontrares Sear Itockdale
Rockdale Texas Jupe 24 Mrs Brit
ton a white lady living on the Gllll
land farm sevenlrnlles north of Rock
dale was assaultedbya negro man on
night before lastj On Wednesday the
19th another lady In the same neigh
borhood was assaulted who however
was finally scaredby the ladys cries
and the alarnur atsedbyher children
The whole peopTeJiiafe In arms and
scouring tho country for h er assailant
If they should overtake the brute he
wll it is thought be Summarily
dealt withbut ipto this morning he
had not been oyeHalten Bloodhounds
were broughtIntoirfqulsitidn but they
could notfollow the trail
llrltlsh oV t Waterloor
Craddock Cape Colony June 24
In an engagement at Waterkloot
June 20 the British lost eight men
killed and two mortally wounded and
had four meV srlo usTly wounded lit
addition slxtyVslx jn en o the Cape
Colonial MaunteY RlilesJ were cap
Jured The ca ptain of a Boer uad
ron Ib re po rted haievbeen wounded
and one Boer wlsfkilled
Hundreds of Angry Citlxens lully Arm
ed Are After tho Negro In Their Care
Houston Cavalry Is on the UroundThe
situation Is Urave
Trinity Texas June 22 The special
train bearing the Houston cavalry and
Sheriffs Chandler of Trinity county
and Brooks of Walker county who
got on board at Phelps reached here
nt 115 this morning and the train
was stopped at a pqlnt at a quarter
of a mile from town and the troops
disembarked leaving a detail In charge
of the two coaches and th engine com
posing the special
Beforo Captain Breedlove nnd his
men had gotten away from the train
Conductor Manning and the corres
pondent accompanying the paty
started to walk to the telegraph ofice
They had proceeded only a shor dis
lanco when a group of dete iined
looking men fully armed stopped
iem to usk information about the
rroops whoJust arrived The stated
that Captain McCormlck and his men
of the Light Guard were holdln the
Negro Spencer in n school house about
300 yards from the railroad station
and the spokesman of tho party stated
that 1700 armed men were In and
nround the town and that the soldiers
who had Just arrived would not bo
allowed to enter The citizens spokes
man said they only wanted to see Jus
tice done they had been promised that
the negro would be placed In the Trin
ity Jail txmjght but this had not been
done and instead a special train had
been sent here and that no attempt
had been made to take the prisoner to
A conference withtho officers of the
cavalry troops and Messrs Relchardt
nnd dishing who accompanied Cap
tain Breedlove in an advisory capac
ity was advised nnd the correspondent
and conductor proceeded to tile tele
graph office
At this hour there has been no furth
er developments The town seems to
be quiet and nlthough three fhots
have been Tieard Bince the arrival of
Itjnbw seemsprobable that tho op
erations will be suspended until day
Kerosene Can Kxplnson
Rogers Texas June 22 Yesterday
evening about 830 oclock while Mrs
Mlley Calhoun residing about four
miles west of this place was filling
a lamp with keroslne oil a little child
struck a match Igniting the oil which
exploded enveloping Mrs Calhoun and
her three children In flames Mrs
Calhoun was burned so badly that she
died In a few minutes The three
children are seriously If not fatally
burned Mr Calhoun and a hired
man were also seriously burned while
trying to rescue Mrs Calhoun and the
children from the flames
nnr Take Land old
Beaumont Texas June 22 The
largest real estate deal made Flnce
She discovery of oil in this section was
closed today nt Sour Lake by W W
Wilson and J H Trezevant who aie
said to represent a big syndicate The
deal consisted in the purchase of tho
entire holdings of the Sour Lake
Springs company containing 825acres
eluding the resort at the lake and
400 acres the property of Mr Mer
chant The price paid Is said to have
been 1125000 and a check for 100
000 was put up to bind the trade
which Is said to be a cash transaction
Conditionof the Cotton Crop
Yoakum Texas June 22 Mr Ham
pus Roosi who keeps In close touch
with crop conditions In this section
Bays that where the farmers have had
the boll weevil gathered and tiavo also
h d the fallen squares gathered and
burned the prospects for a good yield
of the fleecy staple are very flattering
at this time He urges that farmers
continue the good work of burning
the fallen Scuares
News from Minllp
Manila June 22 General Callles
the Insurgent commander In LagUna
province with 700 riflemen and some
Boloinen are now In ithe vicinity of
Pagsanjan about a days march from
Santa Cruz on Laguna De Bay Callles
will surrender on Monday afterwhich
he s expected to assist In bringing in
Malver who In reality Is his superior
officer j
In Destitute circumstances
Kansas City1 Juno 22 Thousands
of people men women and children
who are camping on the border of tho
Kiowa Apaciie and Comancko1 reser
vations In Oklahoma awaiting the
opening of thatland to sattlement nre
In destitute circumstances according
to Dr J J McKenna who has Just re
turned from the scene Her sayB
Only a small percentage have even
tents to sleep In but huddle under
wagons and trees At least 5000 of
them have been there a year and a
half They went with possibly 20
or 300 and have nmdo nothing since
their nrrlval They are simply wait
ing waiting Thero are hundreds ot
desperadoes on the border who have
picked out claims and do not scruple
to kill tho successful ones In the draw
ings in caso they have a lottery
Census of Consumptives
New York June 22 A census o
the consumptives in this State Is to bo
begun In about three weeks by tho
State board of health It will be tho
first census for the purpose of learn
ing the number of consumptives In tho
State as far as possible and the re
vealing of ether facts relating to the
disease It is expected that this enu
meration will throw light on tho qnes
tiou as to what the State should do >
for tho care of those within te bor
ders who are afflicted with consumption
and who are unable to pay for treat
ment at the private sanitariums Dr
Lewis said in an Interview first
thought of asking the various boards
ot health throughout the State to as
certain the number of tuberculosis
persons In their respective districts
and to submit a report to me but I
have decided that I could better obtain
the Information that I desire by send
ing a circular to every physician In the
State Of course I do not expect to get
answers f roni them all but I am firmly
of the opinion that the majority ot
them will do all within their power to
help In this work nnd to make tho sta
tistics as reliable as possible
llenedict Arnolds Hchooner
Now York June 22 A dispatch to
the World from Burlington Vt says
J G Falcon a diver has visited the
spot whero the schooner Royal Savage
commanded by Benedict Arnold was
sunk in 1770 by the British He found
three gun carriages and about thirty
cannoniballsijanuVsho C Twovot the
To7m nl > e ent to fh > 9mlhSlli
fan Washington
Institute at and the
other has beengiven to the city ot
Burlington The relics wero discov
ered in about thirty feet of water The
carriages are made of wood and Iron
the former being now petrified
Illir Fire In Houston
Houston Texas Juno 22 Yesterday
afternoon about 4 oclock tho Inman
cotton press was totally destroyed by
fire the total loss approximating
120000 which is fully covered by In
surance The property was situated
In the vicinity of Houston Heights
Besides the property destroyed about
2000 bales ot cotton wero burned the
majority of which wero owned by
Messrs Inman Nelms owners of
the press Origin of the lire presumed
to have been caused by a spark trow
a passing locomotive
Will Help tho Iloers
New York June 22 An appeal has
been Issued for money with which to
buy supplies for the women and chil
dren of the Transvaal who have gath
ered In camps as part ot tho effort to
end the Boar war Among tho signers
of tho appeal are Rev Dr David James
Burrell William Van Rensselaer Ed
ward Van Ness Andrew D Parker and
Rev Herman D Van Brockhuizen ot
Prussia The appeal Bays that 22000
women and children are lii the camps
nnd that 318 children died In May
Affairs In Cuba
Washington June 22 Secretary
Root has received a report from Gover
nor General Wood concerning the af
fairs in Cuba in which the governor
general says that the action of the
constitutional convention in accepting
the Piatt amendment as passed by
congress is received with general sat
isfaction throughout the island An
order of General Woqd relating to
debts and mortgages It la understood
will tido over the difficulties feared a
short time ago
lVihlMtloii Defeated
Temple Texas June 22 The etec
tlon for prohibition in Bell county
yesterday resulted lh a victory for tho
antls Not nil of the smaller boxes
are yet in b ut erioughlof the larger
ones have beepheard frorrj to give a
wet majority of 900 Temples antl
majority was 485 while Btlton gave
195 majority The election passed
oft quietly except for some personal
feelings in the campaign

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