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Palestine daily herald. [volume] (Palestine, Tex.) 1902-1949, December 31, 1903, Image 1

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THANKING OUR FRIENDS FOR
YOUR LIBERAL PATRONAGE WE
WISH YOU ONE AND ALL A
HAPPY PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR
WOOD BROS
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OVERCOATS AND
SUITS
We have almost cleaned up our Suits
and Overcoats We will sell the bal
ance at almost your own price
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FIVE HUNDRED BURNED TO DEATH
Iroquois Theatre of Chicago Visited by Most
Chicago Dec 30 The most
frightful holocaust of rceentyears
visited Chicago tills afternoon
The Iroquois Theatre a handsome
new structure wju > destroyed by
I firo and from three to five hun
jdred people are buried beneath
jiti smoking ruins
A performance was in progress
The spectacular play Blue
beard was being presented and a
crowded house was being enter
tained Suddenly a great sheet
of flame shot upward amid the
> cenery and a wild panic ensued
Jt was > ccn at a glance that the
flames would sweep the building
and a scene of wildest frenzy pre
vailed
Women screamed and fainted
away men went wild with terror
and the great number of children
witnessing the performance were
absolutely helpless in the wild
frenzy which overspread the
crowd The audience on the
ground floor broke for the exists
shutting off the escape of the hun
dreds in the balconies A solid
wall of humanity crushed through
all exits and frantic men and wo
men leaped to the top and walked
to safety upon the heads of the
compact mas Hundreds were
injured but it is believed that a
majority of those on the first floor
escaped from the building
Those in the balconies were shut
and M r > l irv mini below Ac Innn
crushing mass
cording to the most reliable in
formation at this time about 500
people met a terrible death
Frightful
Holocaust of Recent Yeais Scenes of Horror
CHIEFS ESTIMATE
Says That Three Hundred People
Perished in Balconies Alone
Chicago Dee 30 Chief Mus
haln of the fire department stated
thi afternoon that he had made
a personal investigation of the
dNistcr and believed that there
WKZ from three to five hundred
bodies in the balconies alone He
inaile no estimate of the number
of jfersons injured and maimed
cffijlMS PARALYZED
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Iroquois Theatre Was Finest in
the City Frenzied Terror
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Chicago Dec 30 The Iro
quoisthcatro was one of the most
popular places of amusement in
Chicago
Chicago is paralyzed with the
horror The hospitals are full of
the injured and dying and the full
exteut of the disaster is not yet
known
Survivors state that the scenery
caught fire and burned almost like
powder At the first flash of
flaimjs a break was made for
liberty > but before the throng
eouUTreaeh safety the flames had
sprca < ljallovarjth e interior of the
build iMrwsuflK0Cand JMirjjinjr
leaped from the highest balconies
to the parquet women and chil
dre n were trampled under foot
and smothered to death
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SMALLPOX IN JAIL
A Negro Prisoner Has a Genuine
Case
A negro prisoner developed a gen
ulno case of smallpox In the comity
jail and he has been removed to the
pest house
District conrt was in session and
Judge Gooch decided it expedient to
adjourn court until about January IS
and accordingly did so If no new
cases appear in the meantime the
work of the court will be resumed
There are no other cases in town so
far as is known and it is not likely
other cases will develop from this
case as it was in the incipient stage
when discovered and contagion at this
stage is hardly probable
Married
Last evening at 9 oclock at the res
idence or Mrs Horace Word on South
Sycamore street Mr Robert Anderson
and Miss Dora Burton were married
Rev Mr Andrews of St Philips
church officiating The ceremony was
witnessed by the immediate family of
the bride and Mrs Morris and Miss
Perkins
The bride is the daughter of Mr A
Q Burton and is one of Palestines
most charming young society belles
Mr Anderson is a train dispatcher
with the I G 2f railroad in this
city and has a largo circle of friends
The couple have rooms at Mrs
Baileys on Crawford street
Congratulations are offered from
hundreds of friends and the Herald
desires to add its beat wishes for the
happy couple
Reuben R Rucker
Reuben R Rucker was born Nov
121851 and died Dec 301903
Mr Rucker had been a resident of
Palestine for many years and was a
successful business man
Hfe fane litooVfpac L framtlkfij 1
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samsfley sure
emmj icatUBnnadUi street
this afternoon at 3 oclock interment
in East Hill cemetery
Bead The Herald
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PALESTINE DAILY HERAtt
WOL H NO 152
PALESTINE TEXAS THURSDAY AFTERNOON DECEMBER 31 1903
10 Cents a Week
Whe Heralds Circulation is Equal to That of All Other Palestine Papers Combined
THE LIMITED TOOK
Milwaukees New Train Still ts
With a Bush
The Southwest Limited the Chicago
Milwaukee St Paula superb now
ChicagoKansas City train took
When she made her initial trip Sun
day night all the available space was
taken and before noon yesterday alt
the sleeping and compartment car
sections had been taken for last nights
trip An additional sleeping car was
put on and it too was sold out i
We are pleased with the reception
and treatment we have received from
Kansas City and Kansas City people 1
said General Passenger Agent Miller
before he left for Chicago Thqy
have shown appreciation of our effort
to give them the best of service and
we think they will be well pleased
with it Our now train has started
with a boom of good feeling and we
intend to keep it up It gives the
Milwaukee three of the best trains in
the country and we are proud ot
them Kansas City Journal Tuesday
Dec 3
Two Entertainments
Monday evening Miss Ethel Word
entertained the Light Seekers Club
This club consists of fifteen ladies and
fifteen gentlemen anc hra popular
organization Nearly th 3 entire mem
bership wore present besides Misses
Crutcher of Tyler Harri3 of Nacog
doches Jackson of Mexia Foster ot
Waco Mr Walker Bryan of Greenj
ville and Dr Philo Howard of St
Louis The chief entertainment con
sisted of silhouettes The silhouettes
of those present were cut in paper
and the one making greatest number
of correct guesses won the prize Miss
Gussie Stafford was the winner
Music and refreshments were con
spicuousMeatures
Tuesday afternoon this same yonni
lady entertained the Qol Vive t l
MisaXonke Malloy wda Mrjfaae at
high Ave and Miss Dora BurkH won
the prize at flinch
Delicious refreshments were served
GRAHAM BROTHERS STORE NEWS
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JVomy corsets arc
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A Sense of Solid Comfort
5s experienced by every lady who wears a Kabo Corset
We have a great variety of latest styles and new novelties
a fit for every figure
Call at our Corset Department
and ask to see the new styles of Kabos
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