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Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - August 14, 1896, Galveston, Texas The Sunday News 2 fun of news Crisp and Instructive For Four Months our or I bj i1 O or Order to A H BELO A CO SOMETHING POPPED ID A Mt Just as you fw llw you re- mcmter anj make ia tlie but you Not the first it has either Use Our And your anxiety and vorry will be at and end our Coupon i-j fust and the for- Try it At the of the year your bank convince you we are right Samples can lud for he asking Write ui where to send MERCHANDISE COUPON BOOKS TEN PAGES 143 BLOWN TO DEATH IX A AMI IX THREE MEN KILLED Manufacturing GALVESTON Make the Best Blank Books on Earth BASE t BEACH BALL PARK HOUSTON VERSUS GALVESTON at 5 p m TELEPHONE Oyer the Loug Distance Linos of the Southwestern Telegraph and Tele- phone Company to nearly 7500 subscribers ia tho principal cities ami towns of Texas Toll stations in tho Central Hotels and other convenient locations Ask -al for stations connected and rates charged If our Drummers don't happen to be on hand when you need don't hesitate to send us your orders by mail We pledge ourselves to make the best selection and low- est market prices You will save time and be at no dis- advantage We have a stock of fresh goods besides our proprietary articles the APEX goods which are becoming more and more popular And Five Other lu Two Seriously Fatally VICTIMS HORRIBLE DEATH The mi a Machinery Blown to Hurled Thirty of Horror HOUSTON TEXAS Is Hot Followed By Wise Prompt and Decisive Action Is the noise mafle by the rain falling on the roof Good results are nut truita ot such thoughtlessness The Is near at hand you can with safety and to your advantage liorses unU bestow your grocery upon us Let self-Interest inspire vou to do fo Our are quite busy but ran more mind hard work 1 hey are used to it and join us in a desire to secure your business Listen to this timely Bur your from Cotton to P The Oldest Wholesale Grocers and Cotton Factors TEXAS international union of wanon and carriage to next in Detroit The following were elected: President St vice president Geo Tenn was hero to-day in tho presence of a large crowd of people The crime for was banged wai Tlie murder of Constable W Tonn on i his Navasota Tex noon to day a dreadful explosion occurred at Som sawmill la the Brazos bottom about live miles from here Three men were killed lour others were Injured The explosion tore the machinery Inti smithereens and debris in a mas with 110 more order than a lot of cut stove wood The by scalding Jim Winser single aged 25 Ben Jchnson colored engineer married aged Henry Williams single aged Ned Johnson single aged IS is scalded so he cau not live The injured Frank Somerford right leg broken Mr Henry right arm broken Ned Henry colored arm broken The news reached here about 5 o'clock through a messenger for who sail the explosion occurred through the water getting below the second gauge and blew with tremendous force throwing the flues nearly 200 yards across the Brazos Into another county Where the boiler landed he could not tell as ho did not see it after the sion The messenger was so excited he could not give u detailed account of the awful affair A visit to the scena of the explosion of saw mill discloses a scene more of a battlefield than anything else Where the mill should been not a vestige machinery was to be seen and aside from the fact ot a bole in the ground ten feet wide twelve feet deep and about twenty-five feel was left to spot The ground for many feet was literally covered with green leaves and twigs that had been cut Ing missiles and every tree showed signs on Its trunk as If for many hours a heavy cannonade with and canister had been going on The building was so badly demolished that no pieces hung together except a part tho roof which fell some distance away The head of the boiler was hurled a quarter of One of the Hues was thrown across the river for a distance of 230 yards and such was its that when it struck a large cottonwood tree it was wrapped around it and tied into a slip knot The mill operated by Mr W W Somerford who luckily had been to son to court and and a half miles from the scene when he heard the sion The timber they were getting out was which they sawed in sizes able for backs and like uses Few here knew of such a mill as it had only been running for a few and was situated in a dense thicket of heavy ber Drs Wilson and Harris accompanied by Air Milton Kelly as soon as they heard of the accident went out to the mill Dr of Courtney was also at the scene Ben Johnson the engineer was an ex- union soldier and a member of the Grand Army of the Republic and held a position for many years as pumper for the railroad at Walker's creek near here His head was mashed to a jelly right leg blown off and was found about three yards away Jim the only white man who was kilted bad his neck and back broken His body dug from under heavy had the back part of his bead knocked mvay and the cranium wus emptied of bruins which found in a lump twenty feet away lie was em- ployed at the mill was hanging around Ned Johnson a son of tlie engineer had bis scalp injured by Hying missiles and was irum his to his heels He lias a very chance uf recovery Somerford besides having one leg crushed is awfully bruised all over the body His condition Is A daughter of W W was between home and the room playing under a tree She was rut over the with a scrap of boiler nml her condition is Her mother had just to litr to the house the explosion occurred The money loss is probably JMW A great many of the neighbors for several miles gather soon after tho ex- plosion and whites both worked Highest of all in Leavening U S Gov't Report GALVESTON TEXAS FRIDAY AUGUST 11 1898 ESTABLISHED IP 12 to of the Injured oi the color of ihp helpers uitt A of the mid to Die Alexandria Ant- planing mill of the Hiy Creek lumber com of Pollock was the scene his of one of the lights in any community between of tho while employes A D used scars W A Scrivener IK worked on planers and had u dispute about u lumber In Uu morning At 4 o'clock Scrivener had a off working At i o'clock Scrivener having been home am his lo trader was and hit him on lit a shaving rake knocking hin down As Estrader was rising from the ground he pulled his pistol and lired bu missed his aim then drew bib grabbed up the knife used In ting strings oC bundles of dressed lumber and they both came together seriously Scrivener shot Kat ruder the ball entering the abdomen near the umbilicus tho spine causing death in twenty or thirty minutes While he was shooting wus cutting Scrivener in all part of the and body the worst of thu cuts being one in the left side about foui inches long location intercostal space and in depth to the hollow one in the dorsal region near the lumbar brae one just below the left nipple one on the left lower arm and one the left thigh posterior When the deep cut was made In his back Scrivener dropped his pistol and even in the throes of death truder grabbed up the pistol got on one knee and with the pistol held out with both hands three shots at Scrivener but without effect Scrivener was lying In a critical condition when seen this afternoon but he spoke cheerfully His surgeon J Y net t told your correspondent that the chances were nine to one against his re- covery especially during this hot weather Scrivener is a native of Ellisville Jones county Miss where his mother now lives and he lias a wife living here was a native of PIneville and leaves three brothers and one feister His remains were taken this foi interment Tho lumber company Is having bored a four-inch artesian well and had reached feet dowr this afternoon Retail Denver Pol Aug national retail butchers protective association now Ing its annual convention in this city has Instructed a committee to enforce the cott previously ordered against all meats handled by the Armour packing company This action is taken because it is alleged the Armour company undersells the ers in restaurants and hotels It was resolved to continue the fight en New York city department stores which New Times Sold New York Aug New York Times was sold to-day order of the court The property was bid in by the tion committee headed by Spencer Trask for The reorganization committee represents all the creditors find aU but a small per cent of the stockholders Con- of the sale by the court is ex- next week Under the new ation of the Chattanooga Times will become the publisher and eral manager of Times Master Decorators Chicago III Aug executive hoard of the Master house painters and decorators is in session here to arrange Tor the annual convention to be held in this city during February Those present Thomas A Brown of Washington D C president M Dougherty Chicago vice Brands F Black Philadelphia James F Copley New York Thomas Will- ams K B Hand Joel Cincinnati and James Roach Detroit Liquor Deal era Cleveland O Aug liquor dealers from all parts of the country will meet here on August 31 to organize a tional liquor dealers association H is stated that a capital of will be represented at meeting The object of the convention will be to devise plans to thri over of whisky Hi ere ar over production for tho past five years and a gradual decrease In consumption during that period Mrs Dry Engagement Pa Aug engagement ring belonging to Mrs William J Bryan sho lost in a Haute Aug if tho Navy Dick Thompson has recovered from heat prostration nd feels ns well ns he has for several ami is discussing political sit un- ion and questions of tlm campaign with s much vigor as he did half a THE NEWS There were 22 deaths from heut in imore the Philadelphia reported deaths and 50 on the Four deaths and live prostrations from was Chicago's record on the 10th Xeul-Morso company of Boston in woolens have No figures given out John Bailer been nominated for digress by the democrats and populists f tins district Thr democratic state convention of West nominated Watts for governor the Chicago platform and refused 0 with the populists Boston reported JC deaths and from heat on the There were deaths ut Providence 7 at 4 t I find 1 at Prof Herbert A head of tho department of Yale and thy It lest professor in active at low Haven on the night of the 12th K Kelly for thirty-one ashler of the First national bank of Bend Ind committed suicide on the Hi He confessed a shortage of over HI Tim Connecticut gold standard ratin convention wast attended by U presided and oh n It of New York made a Delegates were elected to Indlan- polis The deaths from heat In Greater Xew orlt for tin week ending in the night of 12th estimated or from lo Here were about Jcu deaths on the n Vork alone li in Brooklyn and 1 Jersey City The Illinois populist convention on tho nominated A L for auditor nd four ejectors left to till on ie democratic ticket for UK purpose of The remainder of tho democratic nominated The league in pension ul Chieayo on the anil the phi I form nnd free and unlimited coinage of To be in fashion usual bolt look place thv the packed unu the Irregular DISASTROUS FLOODS A IX IN A Ob OVERFLOW IN PINE CREEK Away Bridg Oil Tan Utc 11 ltd til be r Property Pa Aug A great rain storm burst this city vicinity thU morning at S o'clock Minting territory several miles In ami swelling swiping away bridges and buildings and sending a score or lives into eternity Tlie came from the southwest and great banks of dark angry clouds over Pittsburgh and the try turning day into darkness mul terror to the hearts of the Inhabitants Suddenly the clouds burst asunder and the rain iell in sheets The greatest damage Is reported from the Pine creek valley a few miles north of city but definite reports of the loss of lifo and property are coming in slowly The first report placed the number of lives lost at six but it is now believed that no less than thirty persons have perished in the floods Pino creek has overflowed its banks and from little hamlet of De Haven in the Wild wood oil fields the greatest damage is reported At noon day information was received at the cor- office that six lives wore lost at De Haven but no names were learned other sources come reports of fatalities along Pine creek but confirmation of these are difficult De Haven Is an oil town of several hundred inhabitants The bridge across Pine creek at this point was ried away by the flood and the was soon filled with oil tanks houses barns and other drift indicated a total of loss to the neighborhood The creek flowed through Etna a suburb at this point Slain street was flooded to a depth of six feet Residents along the banks were forced to flee from their houses to the hill skies for safety A family named a house on the banks were flooded Sir Thomas Byrnes was caught In the nood anil drowned The station at Etna Is sub- merged Shortly after 10 o'clock the body of Mrs Thompson of Sharpsburg was recovered from the river The water completely submerged Spang mill and rose so rapidly that the men who were at work at the time were compelled to swim for their lives One of the peculiarities of the storm in Pine creek aside from Its severity was that it was unaccompanied by thunder ana lightning It came very quickly and with no warning whatsoever The heavy rain lasted for three hours The cause of the storm can be directly attributed to the approach of the cool wave from northwest A heavy fog which was with smoke over the city during the This was an indication of approaching trouble The total rainfall until noon was 2.24 Inches There must have been three or four inches of rain at De Haven it lasted to cause so much damage As a result of the heavy rains thore will be a rapid rise In the and to give the people timely warning the weather bureau has arranged to receive reports from all the weather stations The storm in and Allegheny was one of the most severe of the year The rainfall was over two Inches falling in the morning Great damage was done by the water in various parts of the city Streets were scattered with mud and de- bris car lines were inundated and tracks blocked and houses flooded and rendered unsafe The storm was especially felt at burg Up to 2 p m six bodies had been re- covered They MRS MRS THOMPSON MRS ROBINSON MRS THOMAS BYRNES MRS ALDE An unknown man Many persona including a little daughter of Mrs were rescued from the creek Two members cf the ily are still missing and are believed to Us drowned Reports of the total loss of life runs from ten to thirty Pine creek which 1s usually fifty feet wide was from half to quarters of a mile wide Dozens of bridges were washed away and all the towns along the valley are under water Dispatches from Westmoreland state that Clear Ridge Jeanette and win are Inundated At Clear Ridge the water rose to the second and the were rescued with difficulty The storm came from the southwest pre- ceded by dork and threatening clouds which obscured the sun and enveloped the city in an almost Egyptian darkness As the gloom began to dispel the rain came in torrents and for ar hour tlie downpour was It then let up slightly but for three hours longer it rained without ceasing The suburbs and small towns nearby severely De Haven a imall oil town on the Pittsburg and ern railroad had to bear thu brunt of the storm's fury and It was there moat or the were lost The town is in a valley just at the of two creeks ami every heavy storm fills these creeks and portions of the place When the burst the house of James son was the place of refuge by ten people Of this number ot the drowned The storm partook oC Mic or a cloudburst and tilled the streams to overflowing with wonderful A torrent of eighteen came down struck Robinson lenoi with terrible force carrying it from its foundation toppling it over into the reek The house collapsing as it was along was lodged along bank and the occupants who had with desperation to the ruins were by o make their to I a ml all except women who were mid their todies washed down stream The I nimbi ants of the south side will lose hundreds hu nil reds of dollars wurth uro At Manor ami the loss to the will be immense us about sixty in two towns are almost sub- merged The mining village of on the Manor Valley road near was almost wiped out by tho but no lives reported lost Tho Manor gas com- mines are flooded indications aro that the loss of Ife will not be as great as The cnown dead are as MRS 74 MRS ELLEN aged MRS ROBINSON nml her daughter aged 31 MKK INFANT 10 N MAN Memphis Tenn Aug Tho Southern lumber manufacturers in sion here to-day u resolution after much discussion against provision In the Wilson law on lumber and that re- more tho duty to it WHS tinder tho hill on of the large of dinn lumber nmi into the United States jj of St Louis WUH elected treasurer of the tg laku the of J H The slim die EMILY TENNYSON Widow of the late Poet of Seclusion Ended at Her Beautiful Home In the Isle of Wight Emily Selwood Tennyson Baroness court widow of the poet laureate died Monday at the beautiful dence of the Tennyson family in the Isle of Wight Her son Tennyson is the present Baron Tennyson Lady Tennyson lived a secluded life and very like her husband was unknown in English society She might have been dis- ami even brilliant in the best of drawing rooms as in her own had she so desired Her opportunities not only by reason of the fame as the greatest of living poets but through her own fine mind and innate gentility had been ample She preferred however the quiet of the delightful place in the pretty Island off Portsmouth the care of her roses the pleasure she extracted from her piano and the affairs of her household to the gayety of city life or even the less severe burden of country society The poet his wife were lovers even in their own old age Lord Tennyson was il when they were married and he had known her when she was a mere child Indeed they had been companions from her hood mother was sister of Sir John Franklin the great and her youngest sister was the wife of Charles Tennyson Turner As a young woman she had a beautiful delicate and refined face and with age she lost but if any of these qualities Her eyes were large and expressive and her quantity of wavy brown hair was In the loose ringlets that were about the time when the poet wooed and won her The marriage took place on June 13 and lor a few years after that they lived at Twickenham Which was lowed by association en every side of ander It was here that Hallam was born in they visited Italy of that journey are recalled in The which the poet addressed to his wife Lady Tennyson was a fine musician and spent much of her time in arranging or composing pretty bits of melody sometimes setting the lines of hrr husband's tal sonnets to the airs she wove out of her thought She was a clever performer on the pianoforte and at times gave infinite ure to the poet by drawing from this rather instrument music that was of real inspiration Only one of her tions has been published So shrinking was her that it was only Lord Tennyson besought ingly that she permitted its publication In iove of retirement and quietude the and his wife were very congenial They were never in- were those who could gain admission to the pretty house in the Isle of Wight It not always she mingled with the poet's friends who had the entree to or She was not in robust health for many years When a few years before death the poet visits to London and shone as a bright star in the social firmament kady Tennyson seldom accompanied him It might have been truly said of her that she was too retiring and of the many people in England concerned about her death few have spen her BIG DOME CONSIDERING OP REPUBLICANS POPS AND SOUND HOC HATS WHAT IT MEANS FOR TEXAS Conservative Tend Startle Free Thut for ves Austin Aug small boy who puckered his lips and whistled while passing through a graveyard to keep up his courage was not in it with the political corporation on Capitol hill Had his glared and Ills hair stood up lie could not have been scared than are thu tax eaters of tho present administration The mere tion of fusion shocks their nerves and makes them turn pale They hoot at the of being uneasy and say it can bly amount to no thing but I have seen frightened people before and they don't me A nd they have a rifl h t to be scared Tt is surprising to see the ber of people who favor the fusion and class of men who favor tive broad-gauged patriotic members of all the different parties who are not only willing but anxious to subserve every other interest to the disintegration of the state house junta been things with such a high hand for the past few years I heard many of the administration followers scoff at the fusion idea and say that it must fall stillborn without the uf tangible results but when I ask them for the whys and wherefores no reasons are given li is a well known fact that will not go into twice by several laps and is what It would have to do in order for the to win against a fusion of sound money democrats republicans and populists provided tho coalition is made in good faith and the goods delivered I un- there Is a total of 430.000 or not more than votes In Of this amount the populists have at Iwisi every one of whom will vote the populist state ticket regardless of what he may do in national affairs The have not less than votes in the they claim of this tho best organised earth b to deliver W per cent or to u fusion ticket This would swell com- to 210.000 voles with the sound currency democrats yet o henr from nnd over or votes to give a lead If of Die state house jugglers can figures I would like to sec them do It and the above estimates n re conservative The vole is placed thousand below what it In ami the republican vote but per cent of the nf the party As a of faet a tho and republicans with real tnit ol It could thu five silver ticket provided all the goods could be de- livered for the reason that the two sition parties simply have a greater voting strength In Texas than the alleged racy can show up to save its life And this is one of the years when almost every sovereign in the otate is going to vote if he has to to the polls Now as to the delivery of the fusion vote Can it be to the ticket and if not why not The populists have their candidates in the field and they are men who have the respect and teem of rank and tile party The candidates suit the populist voters and that is ail that is necessary so far as this matter is concerned Then why will not vote for candidates to a hy will throw away first and only opportunity they ever had to get session of the state the very for which organized the party in this state and for which they Have been working like Trojans during the past dec- Have been doing all this for Ami do they not know that it is sink or swim with them this And inducements can for these men to knife their own What can it profit them? Under all the circumstances it is to assert that the populists will not hue up as one man ior their state ticket As far as republicans are have to gain on earth 10 lose hy exerting themselves to deliver the in case a alizes Without a fusion they can not hope to carry the state for McKInley and neither have uny chance lo down free silver ring become Indirectly in- in the state government With a successful coalition have n good ing 10 throw Texas to a in placing their charge of the stave nave more than that They have a did chance 10 elect several congressmen from i hi in the and San Antonio districts Then why should not the republicans loyally deliver rhe in accordance with the fusion can do it if want o and there is no why they want to the free silver brigade is badly that it can nm conceal ft it lias reason to be The sound money democrats of Texas have but in view ns 1 stand il that be in a1 to arid dis- rupt the close political corporation is doing business nt the with a lavish hand nnd bring about the ment of the government If this is their must know that the em- ployment of heroic methods Is to such a result nnd therefore will exercise their best and most thoughtful judgment in premises U a dent that a fusion and curried out in good faith win result in the final overthrew of tho hat is Just to within next two or it In November or not us sun ia sure LO shine City of Aug sessions of the congress have begun here although most of tho strong tries from sending This congress was called at the in- of and that republic is represented are also Mexico mala Salvador Costa Rica Honduras rially n the national ace and nrc ace and nrc heing over bv Isier in delegates tied that so countries not acceded in the and re- this heen foreseen bv the Mexican in spin of this In its i their to J bors in ml us tlie Isthmus nf following the drouth havo anil washed out nart of the but n is will sonn lie conl snow on Lho is b NEWS lui A H CO of Galveston and Dallas Tex Tlw only FEARLESS ITS Never swayed by public opinion to indorse that which in its judgment is not right or just each day giving the latest im- portant happenings out the world is the ciple upon which The News has built its magnificent business If you wish to read a paper that will not pander to popular theories and warp its opinions ly to catch your tion The News is the paper for you to peruse The national campaign is on Issues are involved that will materially affect the inter- ests of this republic You can read all sides of the different questions in THE NEWS Subscription Price by THE SUNDAY mos 1 1 The I months 250 Daily News 6 months months 10.00 Subscribe through our local agent or remit direct by or express money order to A H BELO CO Publishers Galveston BeUville III Aug by the turbulent elements of Belleville against the Salvation army which have occurred at frequent intervals on the public square for a year past last night in a riot There are no serious casualties to For over hours the mob surged around the little band of Christians cursing Indecencies pushing striking and a perfect bedlam of discord and noise At 9 o'clock Hans Schwartz editor of a little German anarchist paper happened and it is said immediately assumed the leadership of the crowd Rush after rush was made and the Salvationists men and women alike were thrown with terrific force Appeals were made for police but in vain One of the army flags in which the stars and stripes were sewed was torn its staff and trampled upon One of the women was struct on the head with a missile Finallj- a squad of police interfered and stopped the fight by driving the Salvationists off 10 their hall Troops to the Frontier Denver Col Aug General commander of the department of Colorado when Informed of the Indian outbreak at once placed the troops in the field to head off the Indians should they invade ican territory From Fort for- ty miles north of Nogales Captain with troop A First cavalry immediately started for the border The army officers stale that is no reason to believe that troops will be involved In the men i It IK a Mexican affair in which the Apaches are not interested Holler Alliance O Aug power boiler at the Louisville brick and tile works near Maximo five miles west of here exploded this morning with farce completely wrecking the building Several men are reported killed Hotel New York Aug The hotel at Shelter of the largest mid most fashionable of the summer on the inland coast took early to-day were no means at hand of the flames and engines had to be brought from a distance The south side of the hotel was burned en- tailing a loss of Most of the gage of Tho guests was saved nt Texarkana Ark Aug At an early hour this morning a two-story dwelling by Mat Levy was destroyed by tire I -ess insured J W Hearon who the premises lost his hold and effects valued at insured for Company Plant Mich Aug The gan company's plant was damaged to tho extent of by ire to-night About a third of was burned at Tex A belonging ta A on street last night hoes Insurance Gin Lockhart Co Tex Axis J T gin here caught tire this Ing Hut little damage was done Mill nnd Aug The R mill and elevator at I o'clock
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