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Few items from early Texas
Posted by: Nita (ID *****6995) Date: April 15, 2008 at 13:25:29
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Galveston Daily News
Galveston, Texas
Friday, December 12, 1890

Assassinated near Ardmore
Ardmore, Indian Territory, Dec. 11: The body of J. T. MILLSAP was found yesterday near Little Blue River in an Indian settlement west of Ardmore (incorrect geography!!). The body had two bullet holes and there was every evidence to show he had been waylaid and murder. U. S. marshals have gone to investigate.
WILLIAM and DAN SHIPMAN, two of the miners working one of the main leads on the Anvil Rock Mining Company’s grant, were here today after supplies. They brought rich specimens of gold quartz which, being tested, is estimated to yield from $300 to $400 per ton. They report a rapid influx of miners and prospectors.

Galveston Daily News
Galveston, Texas
Wednesday, October 6, 1890
Killed by a Train
Weatherford, Texas, Oct. 8: Day before yesterday a west bound freight train on the Texas & Pacific railway ran into and killed a man near Millsap in this county. The man, whose named was ROBERTSON, lived in the country near the place of the accident, and at the time it occurred, he had been to Millsap and was going home, walking up the track and meeting the train.

Killed His Brother-in-Law
Van Alstyne, Grayson County, Oct. 7: CHARLEY BEAN, who was cut in three places in the side and stomach by DENNIS WATSON, his brother-in-law, died this morning. The cause was an old feud which was brought up again yesterday morning by Bean striking Watson over the head with the heavy end of a horse whip, when they clinched, with the result above stated. C. J. MCKINNEY, justice of peace, held an inquest. Watson’s bond was fixed for $2000. Both men had been drinking at the time.


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