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Advocate (Newspaper) - August 24, 1901, Victoria, Texas i voca tJECKRR PUBLISIUIRS FIMT VioTomx AKI VICTORIA COVKTI SKCOND rjoiTiiwKm TUXAB IN UKNKK fioo PKK VOLUME LV VIOTORIA TEXAS SATURDAY AUGUST 24 1901 Borderings and Ceiling Papers Complete and UptoDate matclied designs ot the most popular colors tints and shades We do not sell by sample book biit from a Stock of Three Thousand Bolls Ourprices cannot fail to be satisfactory and we have some fine patterns at pcp nlar Call and See Our Respectfully HEATON BROS VICTORIA TEXAS About Commander Of The Islander Not True PREFERRED DEATH TO LIFE When He Realized the Fate Of 0 His Ship And Those on Board Of Victoria British Columbia 20 Later reports received of the disaster to the steamer Islander places the loss oflife at 42 Purser Bishop has gone to Skagway to get a full list of those who took passage on the vsteamer and until he arrives on the steamer Haling in a few day nothing more can begiven Pilot Le Blanc and all the offi cers deny the report that either he or the captain were intoxicat ed and assert that the Islanded was well supplied with life belts IN WATER THREE HOURS Seattle Wash August 20 resident of Juneau arrived on the steamer Farallon today from Juneau Mr Sny der was on the lost 1 in the water three hours clfng ing to a raft and was finally picked up unconscious He left the boat just half a minute after the captain jumped overboard and they both held on to the same raft for fully half an hour In conversation the captain said he could not understand why the boat went down so quickly The captain finally said Boys I cannot stand it any longer and casting his life preserver away at once sank At the inquest held at Juneau which Mr tSnyrler attended evidence developed which may tend In excuse the captain for not beaching thp steamer it ouce Mr Snyder said The pilot testified that he was on the bridge and that as soon as fthe struck ho told the captain he was going to beach her but the captain said No there is a better place 3 miles from here and she will easily float that long STOWAWAY WAS HOWLING The testimony showed that there was a stowaway in the for ward watertight compartment When the vessel struck the water rushed in on him and he set up a big howl and being immediately under Die sailors quarters one of them thoughtlessly rushed down and opened the apartment the sea to come the hold the body which allowed rolling into carrying of the stowaway and the sailor with it This was done without the captains knowledge and I think excuses him for thinking the vessel would float several hours which it would have done had the water tight compart ments not been opened and he could have benched her in a about 3 miles away It was established that if the pi lot had carried out his intention he con Id have gotten her on the beach without the lots of any lives except the stowaway The Kxcuisioii tJitily The excursion rom and Victoria In Port Lnvuca waa not ns well patronized loilay as fix peeled The rain mid wind ol yesterday caused a large number to remain at homo although our four coaches well lllled nrrivtd from Wliarlon Four more were taken in from here and left prompt ly on time No doubl oveiy one will have a gay lime as there will be plonlj of room on the pavilion and every thing is in fine shape to accorao date and pfcftse the crowd Aboufflvo hundred people look itdvanUge of Ue low Mr Caldwell Applied th Match to the Pile of Fagots NEGRO SUFFERS Tf ENTYOM MINUTE His Body Has Beeu Kep Chained to the Tree That All Who Cared to Might View it was burned Ac eye witnesses he Sherman Texas August A number of parties who wit nessed the burning of Abe Wild nerat Red Branch Grayson county yesterday evening have been in Sherman today He con fesserl to the crime It was the original intention of the citizens committee which had him in charge to bring him back to the scene of the crime before buru ng him but the reported pre sence of the sheriff and militia at iVhitesboro caused them to vary their course a little and he was accordingly taken into the past ure of Bill Nelson just across he county line from Cooke and about equal distance from Bed Branch Grayson county and Dexter Cooke county where he was chained to an elm tree dried sorghum hay piled about his feet and limbs and wood piled to his shoulders MrOaldwsllappliad match and Wildner cording to burned twentyone minutes be fore life was extinct When captured he had on the wedding suit of Caldwell which lad been taken from the home he ladjust despoiled When Mr Oaldwell applied the match to the crowd about a Jiousand in number he aaid Gsntlemen but little have I slept since this brute murdered my wife but I believe I can sleep jeacefully tonight He then hanked the men for their as iistance in his capture Wildner only once asked to be shot thon said God you have stood by me in times past I ask ou to do so now Wildners egs were burned off and his body charred but his face is still recognizable He will be eft where he burned until Thursday afternoon so all who may can see him and bo sure the ightman was burned Theofli ers did all they could but were ipt equal to the army who was ent on dealing out speedy jus ice to the rapist and murderer Big Sword Fish Captured Boston Mass Aug 21 The Carrie P Roberts lias come in rom a trip off shore with the I biggest iword fish introduced to the Boston market within recen memory Before he was cutu or sawed off he tipped the scale at nearly half a ton His longtl was close to 11 feet He wa armed with a rapier of 3 feet with which by chance he migh have rammed and sunk a dory i not a schooner After dressing he weighed exactly 080 pounds Aboard the Carrie F Robert it was stated that the capture had been made southeast of tin Isle of Shoals After the mon ster had been harpooned the play lasted for two solid hours From Fridays Daily W Ben ton of near Guadalupe went to Alice this morning F L Gray returned to his home in llotte this morning Geo Tleck made a flying busi ness trip to Nursery today V C Proctor was a passengei for Beaumont this forenoon S M Bailey passed through the city enroute to Wharton from Goliad Rev Fathers Magee and Duff are in the city as the guests of Rev L Wyer Willis McCulcheon went to Goliad this afternoon to visit re atives and friends Miles IT Cook came down from STursory this morning and re urnod this afternoon C S E Holland the Houston Jost representative came in rom Juero this morning Miss Eleonora Sengele has ac cepted a position today at the Haller Bros Dry Goods Co II C Graman and son Carl re urned home this afternoon af er a short trip to Houston Elegant lines of Lamps and noilefc Sets just received at flen Book Novelty Store 6t Louis Lastro returned from Vlarlin Texas where he has been for the benefit of his health W M Seeligson aud wife re uroed home this morning jftei short stay with relatives in Go iad J T OReilly of Beeville paas 1 through the city enroute to Idna this morning and returned his afternoon D C Dickson representing La Prelle Williams Shoe Company f St Louis Mo left this morn ng for Houston Geo F Horton F A Gayle nd B M Davenport of Edna assed through the city from javaca enroute home today Miss Mattio Duke of Eagle Lake returned to her home this morning after spending several veeks with Miss Katie Geffert All parties indebted to Her man Fischer will please call and ettle at once 2t H KKEHMEIHK Trustee Donald Sullivan has accepted he position as cilv inspector f Way resigning Donald is uite a young man but is le of handling the situation Miss Madaline Cook of Alvin assod through the city en route ome from Guadalupe whero she ad been visiting the family of W Shaw Mrs Lenoir and daughter idiss Elizabeth returned to their s HEATONS TRADE MARK 1887 KILL THE WORMS and heals the wound and is the moat effective article mide for the purpose THE STOCKMANS FRIEND Useful tor any class of animals Particularly Sheep and Cattle loine in Bt Worth this morning after a pleasant visit to Mrs J V Donaldson fhaa Lenz of Cuero II L IMjouin of Goliad Joe Neumayer and Wm Strieber of Yorklown sassed through the city today nroute to their respective homes rom Lavaca where they spent 3 lays in having a good time Last night a young colored girl was arrested by Gao Heck She ives at Lavaca and intended run ing away from home by board ng the excursion train last ight but George stopped her when she struck this town Her ather came up after her this Tiorning Today at noon as the switch 3ngine was busily at work witching in the yard an acci ent but not of a serious nature appened Attached to the en fine was a car loaded with iron ipes andas it turned the curve he rear trucks of the car ware derailed Quite a while was pent in replacing the derailed ar This accident caused the Juero andBeeville train to leave ehind time This is perhaps the most for vard cotton season ever known n this part of the country By his we mean that vastly more otton has matured and baen gathered and marketed than in 113 previous August From Vugusl 1st to last evening the hipmenls from Victoria aggre ated 875 square and 1425 round ales Shipments from other oints in Victoria Co wore 95 quare bales Last years ship ments for the same jjeriod were 54 bales and none from County ointH The comparison of the oasons for the same period rom the entire Victoria division how even greater gains to wit Luil year total shipments Aug 1st t22nd aggregated 456 bales against this year 2018 round and 3332 square bales Equal to square bales The cause of Victoria receiving so much cotton this year than last is be hayo had better advaiir tages and above all pay the best E rices Many farmers not so ir from other towns where there are gins come to this city to sell their cotton They know a good thing when they see it Victoria is getting everythinglt ought to nay even more CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS Official Report of Regular Meeting of City Coun cil Held Aug Regular meeting City Council City of Victoria held Aug 19 1901 The Hon J H Schneider Jr Mayor presiding Aldermen present Cassetty Heath Goss roan Lander McCabe Fischer and Schneider Sr The minutes of the last ragu lar meeting were read and ap proved The repirt of the Finance committee on officers reports for July was read and ordered filed The petition of Fred Munsch for permission to repair a build ing within the fire limits was re ferred to the building committee with power to act The St and Bridge committee was instructed to remedy tha condition of the sewer pipe at the crossing on Constitution St at the corner of William St The following bills were read and ordered paid 1KNERAL FUND Donald 4 50 H M Eichholz 95 W E Cook H 33 OE Way H 00 STHKET AND HHIDGB FUND Felix Glass23 25 H Weber 3 00 John Hoffman 860 C L Hewitt 725 Geo Hillmers 10 80 WATER WORKS FUND Val Weber 55 00 Si Jackson fi 26 R Arthur Q 26 Louis Gallagher 50 Wm Wheeler 1 65 There being no further busi ness the council adjourned 0 E WAY ;