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WELSH PT'G CO., L't'd, Pub.,
WELSH, . LOUISIANA.
EVENTS OF EVERYWHERE.
A cotton gin has recently been erect
ed in Sherwood, the first gin ever )put
up in Irion County.
Four persons lost their lives (luring
the burning of the Tracy Hotel, in
South St. Joseph, Friday.
Mail and express shipments from
North and Northwest has been greatly
delayed by recent washouts.
Tne Russian newspa'irs say that
under no circumstances do Russians
want any intervention in the Russo
Rev. George Stuart, the noted evanr
gelist, has been secured for a big re
vival meeting at Texarkana beginning
on Nov. 6.
Yellow fever is reported to be un
der control in the City of Mexico
.where a few cases have developed
during the past few weeks.
A passenger train on the Augusta
Southern railroad ran into a burning
trestle near Mitchell, Ga., Wednesday
and one man was killed and eight
Henry Lewis of Lorena, was killed
at Waco Monday. His horse ran
away and threw him from the
buggy and he struck on his head. He
leaves a wife and one child.
About one hundred miles of the
-Long Island Railroad system will be
equipped with electricity, it is stated,
and will be ready for operation with
that power next spring.
In a difficulty five miles south of Gal
vin, I. T., John Hayes was probably
fatally stabbed with a pocketknife,.
l'rank Shields, his half brother, went
to Garvin and surrendered.
The iron bridge over the Canadian
River erected by the citizens of Eu
faula, I. T., to control the cotton trade,
washed away Thursday night. Only a
small portion is left standing.
Herr John Most, the celebrated New
York anarchist editor, has decided to
move to Chicago, believing that there
I h a more promisln, field of operation
It the West than in the East.
A strike of Bologna makers in New
fork involving several hundre men
has been declared off. According to
the strikers all the large employers
signed agreements with the union.
The total vote in the State of Geor
gia Wednesday at about 25,000. There
was a light vote except in counties
where there was opposition to the
Democratic candidates for the Legis
lature and county offices.
For abusive language from a con
ductor of a Brooklyn trolley car and
refusal to return 20 cents change, a
woman doctor has secured damages of
$1000. It all came about making
The plans of the Democratic cam
pDbn managers contemplate a hurrah
finish of the spectacular sort. The
ginger and the red fire are expected to
bs in evidence tiu-ng the last ten days
of the campaign.
George Boles, a negro working at
Belton oil mill was workinlg with the
former and had his hand in the press
When another negro, not knowing that
Boles was working with the machine,
took hold of the lever to press the
cake. Boles' hand was severed below
A gin at Rosalie, Red River County,
belongng to Mr. Roberts was blown
up Thursday night. It is supposed
that dynamite was used. No clew has
yet been found as to who did the
There is much excitemen, among
all men over getting oil in a wildcat
well near Wilburton, Montgomery
County. The oil arose within twenty.
Eve feet of' the top. It is said to be
Sfine pumper. The oil is of high
Word is .reclved from Chaperito of
the drowning in the recent flood of
the wife and three children of Fran
esco Lucero, formerly a member of
the Legislature from Las Vegas Co.un
ty, New Mexico.
Charles, alias "Shotgun" Foley, was
hanged at New Orleans Friday.. This
was the first execution in a number
of years. The crime was murder.
Senator Clark gives the Democratic
sommittee a. $600,000 contribution.
fThis breaks all records.
Grover Nelson got his hand caught
in machinery while working in a gin
at McDaiiej, near Milford, and it was
ao badly mashed that it was necessary
to amputate the thumb and thre'e a
A Dallas baby,. barn- after. seven
moanths. gestation, is grow g up in 'a.
Sincubator, built after theltyle of the
acubators'at the World's Fair.
'- Frederick Bartholdl; .the 'Parislan
S.aIptor, died at 8 o'clao Tueea
BIG WRECK AT DEAD MAN'S BEND.
Twenty-Nine Persons Killed and Sixty Injured in
a Missouri Pacific Wreck.
Warrensburg, Mo., Oct. 11.--Twenty
eight persons were killed and sixty in
jured by a collision of two Missouri
Pacific trains three miles east ot
Warrensburg yesterday. The train,
were the second section of pl)asce1g'r
train No. 30, which left Wichita, Kan.,
for St. Louis Sunday night andl an
extra freight train. The (dead are in
undertaking rooms in this city and
most of the wounded are in the ho:
pital at Sedalia, Mo.
The collision occurred on a curve
known as "Dead Man's Bend."
Both engineers and both firemon
saw the danger and jumped.
According to the local officers of the
Missouri Pacific the engineer of the
freight train was to blame for the
wreck, having forgotten his orders. He
had been ordered to wait on a siding
at Knobnoster, just east of Warrens
burg, but neglected to do so. The
trains met at a sharp curve. Travel
to the World's Fair has been so heavy
that all roads have been sending out
their trains in two or more sections.
The train wrecked was made up at
Wichita Sunday night and, as is the
custom, it picked up additional coaches
along the line. The last coach taken
up was at Pleasant Hill, Mo., about 4
o'clock yesterday morning. All the
coaches were crowded.
Both trains were running at a good
rate when the wreck occurred. Dawn
had begun to break and neither crew
were aware of the approach of the oth
er train until they were almost upon
each other. The impact of the colli
sion was terrific. The sleeping passen
gers were hurled in every direction.
The most of the killed were in the for
ward coach. The spot where the
wreck occurred was in a narrow cut
and this fact with the darkness added
to the difficulty of the situation. The
greatest confusion occurred after the
crash. It was some time before worn;
was sent back to Warrensburg and
word of the wreck nay .-read. i l:et
trains carrying physici ans wa re sI-it
out as quickly as Ipoýsible from sur
rounding towns and everything p1osci
ble was done to aid the injurel,. It
was sonime tme before the dcad and it!
jured cuuld h;e xtricatE d from t ite
debris. The dead were carried up the
track and laid in an open space ntii
the relief train arrived, while the in
jured were cared for as well as could
be. It was some time before the
names of the victims cr,Ilid be learned.
The freight train was an extra. They
had, according to the conductor, been
instructed to take a siding and let the
passenger pass. The first section of
the passenger had gone when t;~e
freight pulled out. The first section
bore no signals and he bad no right
to believe that another train was duc.
The scene of the wreck was on a
down grade, on either side of whict
there was a steep rise. Both trains
had put on extra steam to carry them
up the hill, nd when they met at the
curve at the lowest point they were
running at a rapid rate. The passen
ger was made up of three coaches and
a Pullman and no baggage car. The
freight train was a heavy one.
Half a dozen who were not kiled
outright in the first car were so badly
Injured that they died before they
could be removed from the debris.
Many of the dead were almost un.
recognizable. Arms and legs were
dismembered in several cases and to
gether with baggage and pieces of
wreckage were tumb!l d together in a
confused mass of bleeding humal
The next two coaches were also bad
ly damaged, seats being torn and
windows being smashed, but in th:s
the passengers fared better, all ex
cept a few escaping with slight inju
ries. The Pullman remained upright
and none of its occupants were hurt
beyond sustaining a severe shaking
DISASTROUS RAILROAD WRECKS OF LAST TWELVE MONTHS.
Baltimore & Ohio railroad wreck
sear Laurel Run, Pa., Dec. 23, 1905;
Pere Marquette wreck at East Paris,
Mich., Dec. 27, 1903; twenty-two killed
and twenty-nine Injured.
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific at
Willard, Kan., Jan. 6, 1904; seventeen
Chicago, Burlingtcn & Quincy in St.
Louis; three killed.
Chicago Great Western at Dyers
ville, Iowa, Feb. 25, 1904; seven killed.
Alabama Great Southern near Ke
wanee, Miss., March 8, 1904; five
Chicago & Northwestern near Chi.
cago, April 7, 1904; three killed and
Iron Mountain near Kimmswick,
Three Vessels Sunk.
Tokio: It is reported here that the
Japanese recently centered a fire from
the land positions and the fleet block
ading Port Arthur on the west harbor,
with the cbject of destroying the Rus
sian fleet, and succeeded in sinking
three vessels, the names of which are
unknown. The failure of the Port Ar
thur fleet to make a sortie is creating
the impression that the Russians in
tend to destroy their ships just before
the fall of the fortress in preference to
taking the risk of a sortie.
The High Diver's Condition.
Waco, Texas: Chester Berry, the
high diver, who was severely injured
in a jump from the bridge across the
Brazos river here last Saturday, is still
in a precarious condition. The attend
ing physicians say that his recovery
is exceedingly doubtful. He has re
ceived a message from his mother, wno
lives at Paterson, N. J., and she is be
ing kept fully advised as to the young
Hit With a Scantling.
.San Antonio, Texas: Ruperto Va,
enzuela, a Mexican, it under a charge
of causing the death of Antonio Al
dres:. Aldres was struck on the head
by a scantling Friday night in a fight
in a lumber yard.
Pickers From Laredo for Mississippi.
Laredo, Texas: A large squad of
MNxican cotton pickers left over the
International Monday for Mississippi,
where they are engaged to pick cot
Big Diamond Haul.
Asheville, N. C.: Burglars entered
the residence of John A. Stewart at 14
West. Chestnut street, this city, some
time during ;Wednesday night, and
secured $10,000 worth of diamonds.
Shotgun Foley. Hanged.
NewOrleans, La,: f. Charles- alias
"Shotgun" Foley was hanged here on
*Frid4y. It wa8athe first Bxecution here
of a. white man in a number of years:
Foley 'wa hanged 'fYi the niurder of
Richard Flyan last April.
Mo., April 30, 1904; eight killed and
Baltimore & Ohio at Vincennes, Ind.,
June 19, 1904; fifteen injured.
Wabash at Litchfield, III., July 3
1904; twenty-five killed and fifty-cight
Erie at Midvale, N. J., July 10, 1904;
sixteen killed 'nd fifty-nine injured.
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific neaw
Helena, Ark., July 13, 1904; twenty
Chicago & Eastern Illinois at Glen
wood, II., July 13, 1904; sixteen killec
and eighty injured.
Missouri Pacific at Pueblo, Colo.
Aug. 7, 1904; 100 killed and many in
Chicago & Erie in Chicago, Aug. 9:
1904; four dead and nine injured.
Shreveport, La.: A special train:
over the Kansas City Southern Rail
road reached here Monday morning
from Hornbeck, where a serious
freight wreck occurred. Engine'r
George Lymer's leg was badly crushed,
Henry Williams, brakeman, had his
leg broken and side crushed and head
bruised; John Bridges, the fireman,
was badly bruised. The wounded crew
was on the southbound train which
crushed into the rear end of another
train standing on the main line at
Cut Acreage a Third.
Royse City, Texas: At a mass m.ct
ing of the land owners and farmers
of this community, held in Royse City
Monday, it was agreed to reduce the
cotton acreage next season to one
third. This agreement is based upon
the belief that a small crop and u
good price beats a large one and small
prices. They desire the co-operation
of all cotton growers of the state in
this movement. There is a second
meeting called for Saturday, the 15th.
An Editor Wounded.
Paris: Gomez Carrillo, the Guate
malan minister to Germany, fought a
duel Monday with Jaacques Kuduu,
the editor of a sporting journal, for
writing disrespectfully of the presi
dent of Guatemala. M. Kudun wa6
Lady Curzon Progresses.
Walmer Castle: A bulletin issued
Monday evening says: "Lady Curzon
continues to make slow but gradual
Many Texans Attended "Texas."
New York: Three hundred former
residents of Texas, now living in New
York, were present at Monday night's
performance of "Texas" at the Four
teenth Street Theater.
Negro a Suicide.
San Antonio, Texas: Henry Smith.
a negro laborer, committed suicide on
Monday by taking rough on rats, a
box of which was found beneath his
mattress. The coroner's verdict was
ITWO FATAL TRAGEDIES IN HOUSTON.
C. W. Jones Killed by H. S. Swain--The Two Others
Killed at a Farm House Near Town.
HTouston, Texa; , Oct. 10.--Yesterday
afternoon about 3 o'clock a most ae
plorable killing occurred on the fourlh
floor of the Mason building, on .he (or
ncr of Main :;trct and Rusk avenue.
The victim waz C. W. Jones, secreta
ry of the ilou3ton Fire and Marine
Insurance Company, who was ju:t
leaving his office on that floor at the
time. lie was accompanied by A.
Levillaux, a young man who had been
in his office with him. Later in the
afternoon Hugh N. Swain, an attor
ney of Polk avenue, was placed under
arrest charged with the killing. The
shooting was done at an hour when
there were perhaps fewer people on
the street than at any other time of
the day, and hence the news spread
slowly and only a few people gath
ered up stairs where the shooting was
done. Those who arrived at first
found Jones on the floor of the hall
on his back, arms stretched out, and
his head in a pool of blood that
spread out upon the floor.
Justice of the Peace Matthews was
notified and was soon on the scene
to ascertain the cause of death. After
viewing the body he made an examin-.
ation and found that deceased had
been shot in the back of the head,
the bullet passing through the black
derby hot just above the band and
lodging behind the nose, where it was
later found. It either entered the
back of the head and passed out at
the top or entered the top and passed
out behind, using the holes in the hat
Judge Matthews took the following
testimony of the only witness, A. Le
villaux, who said:
"C. «'. Jones and I left the office of
the Houston Fire and Marine Insur
ance Company, room 35, Mason
building, at 3 o'clock p. m. I went
into the hall first, waiting outside for
Mr. Jones, who was closing the door.
After it was locked we started to go
downstairs, and upon reaching the
front end of the hall I was a little
ahead, when I heard a shot, turned
around, and saw Mr. Jones on the
floor, and also saw H. N. Swain stand
ing at the door of his office, room No
429. I noticed some smoke coming
from the direction of the office where
Swain stood.. I didn't see a pistol in
Swain's hand. He remained in his
office a short while, then came out
with his pistol in his hand, going
downstairs. Didn't know of any prior
trouble nor hear any words before the
The deceased came here from Nac
ogdoches and was a member of Nac
ogdoches chapter of Masons. He had
lived for a time in Victoria, where he
was identified with a rice irrigation
plant. He was one of the organizing
workers of the Houston Fire and Ma
rine Insurance Company, of which he
was secretary at the time of his
death. He came here a few years
Major Swain, who is charged with
the killing, is a son of Col. W. J.
Swain, wh' at one time was controller
of the state of Texas, and later a
strong candidate for governor of Tex
as, and who is now president of this
insurance company. It is learned that
the trouble grew out of their business
relations in their respective positions.
The truth of this could not be verified.
But friends of both parties are of this
belief, where they are well enough ac
quainted. The accused man is a na
tive of Texas, being born in Henrietta,
Texas. Ills early education was re
cefved in this state. He entered West
Point in the '90s and was graduated
from that military institution. He was
a colonel in the Texas militia at one
time and went with a Texas regiment
to Cuba, where he served as a major
in the First Texas Regiment during
the war. He remained there several
months after the war, being among
the last of the volunteers who were
mustered out. Both he and his father
came to this city about two years ago
in connection with the establishment
of the former's headquarters in this
city as president of the H!ouston Fire
and Marine Insurance Company, from
Austin, where they had lived many
years. He has many friends through
out the state and is regarded as a
chivalrous man and excellent citizen,
with the highest regard for the pro
prieties of social and civil life. He is
perhaps 40 years of age and has a
wife and child.
Lady Curzon Had Good Day.
Walmer Castle: A bulletin issued
Sunday afternoon says:
"Lady Curzon passed a comfortable
day, this morning's improvement in
her condition being maintained."
After a fairly good night Lady Cur
zon's condition Sunday showed a",
marked improvement, and it is now'
hoped that'~ secdnd dperation will not
be needed, though the case is still se
rious enough to cause anxiety for soev
TWO KILLED IN A DUEL.
Herman Ottman and Henry Schilling
Fought with Pistols Near Houston.
Houston, Texas: Sunday night the
particulars of a fatal pistol duel were
received here. It took place albout
four miles south of town, on Bray's
bayou, near its crossing of the tele
phone road, the parties to it be,:ing
Henry Ottman on one side and Henry
Schilling on the other. Ottman was
shot three times and died almost im
mediately. Old man Schilling, father
of Henry Schiljing, was also killed. It
is believed that he was killed by acci
dent, as he was trying to stop the
shooting when he received the fatal
shot. Fred Schilling was wounded in
the thigh, the bone being grazed, and
Ernest Schilling was wounded in the
heel. Both wounded men were brought
into the city for treatment. The body
of Herman Ottman showed that he
was shot in the arm, another ball go
ing into the right side of the thorax,
and another Into the abdomen, from
right to left. He staggered a few sec
onds trying to continue the use of his
From one of the Sc'illings it is
learned that the two men were a few
feet apart when the shooting was start
ed, and old man Schilling rushed be
tween them, when he received a fatal
ball in his back. It passed throagh
the body and lodged just under the
skin on the opposite side.
Henry Schilling was arrested and
brought here and lodged in jail.
From all that could be learned the
trouble originated in domestic infelic
ity in Ottman's family. It seems that
one of the Schillings, who worked for
the express company in town, had got
a day off and went out to spend it at
the old home. He had asked Ottman
to come out and spend the day with
him, as they were old fiends. He ac
cepted, and had been at the house
sometime playing dominoes, when
Henry came upon the scene. A few
hot words, It seems, passed between'
them, and they immediately drew their
pistols and the duel began. It ended
in two deaths.
Flood Took 139 Houses.
Rio Grande City, Texas: Your cor
respondent finds that the damage on
both sides of the river by the overflow
of the 17th instant has been immense.
Ranches on the river from Rlefugio to
the Cuevas ranch were all destroyed,'
and people took to the hills.
House swere swept down by the cur
rent. One hundred and thirty-nine
houses went down or were destroyed
at Camargo. Citizens from Camargo
circulated a list in Rio Grande City for
the purpose of getting assistance .The'
roads were impassable;, no communi
cation of any kind. No loss of life is
reported. Telegraph wires are all
down. Reports from surrounding
country are of rains daily. It has been
rainnig here almost daily.
Jenny Perkins Jailed.
Brenham, Texas: Jenny Perkins,
whose house was burned in Camptown
Sunday morning, was jailed Sunday
night on complaint of Constable I.
H. Burch, charging her with the mur.
der of Lydia Green. They-fought a
week ago, the Perkins woman hitting
the Green woman with a garden hoe on
the head. Perkins picked up a chair
and whipped in the fight, beating uji
Green pretty badly, who late Sunday i
evening died from the effects of a
wound on the head.
Portland, Ore.: The Lewis and
Clark Exposition has sent invitations'
to the nations of the world to partici
pate in the coming fair. The commau
nications were addressed to represent-: i
atives of thirty-six nations now at St.
Louis, and includes all the great pow
ers of the world. The invitation is ac
companied by a memorandum detailing
the place and scope of the exposition
and the prominent part which the
United States government is ta!king in
Deficit Is $441,626.
Austin, Texas: When the state
treasury opened for business Monday
morning the net deficit in general rev
enue was ':441;26, it having been re
duced from about the half million
mark by Saturday's call to pay regis
tered warrants aggregating $73,146.:
For Baylor College Campus.
Belton, Texas: A large audience
heard the concert program at the op.
era house Saturday night by K. P. Ma
tus with his Royal Hungarian Orches.
tra. This was the first of a series of
concerts for the benefit of the Baylor
Collge c,amppus improvement fund.
The foolish little bee improHe -eae]
shining hour by gathering honey for
some freckeled iaced boy to mear oan
WHAT ROME THINKS'
THE POPE'S PHYSICIAN EN
DORSES AN AMERICAN
Dr. Lapponi Uses Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills In His Practice Because Re
suits Meet His Expectations.
Dr. Lai;po.l, tiej fa :=3 physician
to the Vatic'an, thi name, Las re
cently come so greatly to the front
on account of his unremi:ttIng atten.
tion to li"s llolirnes, the late Pope
Leo XIII., and the high esteem and
contidence with which no is regarded
by the present P'pe, l1i;s holioess
Piux X., is a man of cornmanding
genius. Hle Is mucre tt.an a mere mar
of science; he is a man of original
and independent mind. Untrammeled
by the "etiquette" of the m,'dical pro
tE.ssion, and having used Dr. Williams
Pink Pills for Pale People In his prac
tice with good results, he freely avows
the facts and endorses the value of
this remedy with an au:hority which
no one will venture to question.
Dr. Lapponi's Letter.
"I certify that I have used Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills in four cases
of the simplo anemia of develop.
ment. After a few weeks of treat.
ment, the result came fully up to
my expectations. For that reason
I shall not fail in the future to.
extend the use of this laudable
preparation not only in the treat,
ment of other forms of the cate
gory of anemia or chlorosis, but
also in cases of neurasthenia and
the like." (Signed)
Via del Gracchi 332, Rome.
The "simple anemia of develop
meat" referred to by Dr. Lapponi is,
of course, that tired, languid cunditlon
of young girls, whose development
to womanhood is tardy and whose
health at that period is so often im.
periled. His opinion of the value of
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale Peo.
ple at that time is of the highest sct
entific authority and it confirms the
many pubiished cases in which anemia
and other diseases of the blood, as
well as nervous diseases, such as ner.
vous prostration, neuralgia, St. Vitus'
dance, paralysis and locomotor ataxia
have been cured by these pills. They
are commended to the public for their
efficiency in making new blood and
strergthening weak nerves. After
such an endorsement they will be ac
cepted by the medical and scientida
world at their full value.
ONLY SEEMING GOOD LUCK.
Young Lieutenant's Fortunate Find
Led to His Death.
Senator Vest used to tell a story
of good luck and hard luck without
a counterpart. He says: "One day
while I was a member of the Confed
erate Congress I lost a month's pay
somewhere on the streets of Rich
mond. Just as the woman in Scrip
ture who lost a piece of silver called
together her friends and neighbors
and sought diligently until she found
it, I called my friends and went with
them on what seemed a hopeless
search through the snow covered,
dimly lighted streets of Richmond.
The chances v.era a thousand to one
"We hadn't been out fifteen mino
utes when a young lieutenant in our
party stooped down and picked up
my lost roll. I was in high glee and
wanted to treat. We were piloted to
a cafe which, pending some repairs,
had a ladder of about a cozen rungs
instead of stairs. We all climbed up,
considering it a great lark, all the
while talking about what a lucky
fellow the young lieutenant was and
pred!cting great things for him. As
we climbed down again the young
lieutenant fell from the ladder and
hroke his neck."-Saturday Evcning
No man is ever in such a hurry
that he won't stop to look at a do.
When you feel l!ke telling your tror
bles. write them down-then burn the
Cure to Stay Curee.
Wapello, Iowa, Oct. 10 (Special)
One of the most remarkable curer'
ever recorded in Louisa County ii
that of Mrs. Minnie Hart of this place
Mrs. Hart was in bed for eight months'
and when she was able to sit up she
was all drawn up on one side and
could not walk across the room
Dodd's Kidney Pills cured her. Speak
ing of her cure Mrs. Hart says:
"Yes, Dodd's Kidney Pills cured me
after I was in bed for eight months
and I know the cure was complete
for that was three years ago and I
have not been down since. In four
weeks from the time I started taking
them I was able to make my garden.
Nobody can know how thankful I am
to be cured or how much 1 feel I owe
to Dodd's Kidney Pills."
This case again points out hbow
much the general health depends o0
the Kidneys. Cure the Kidneys with
Dodd's Kidney Pills and nine-tenth o"
the suffering the human family is helY
to, will disappear.
No accusation Is commoner amo.
intimates than that of spreading
gloom. Each member of a family pf
vately feels how cheery he or she
would be if only the others would
make an effort to be cheerful too. "3
am naturally of a gay disposition,"
said a young nian to his friend as they
walked sadly along together, "but I
require an echo." "And I can be very
gsay too," said the other, "but I aols
requIre an echo!" They continualei
their walk in dreary silence.