Traces Posted January 20 Share Posted January 20 News tidbits from around the state, culled from the Brownwood Daily Bulletin newspaper on August 3, 1912: DALLAS --- Following the filing of papers for a divorce by his wife, August Tosch, formerly a member of the city fire department, went to his home and fired three bullets into his wife, inflicting injuries that may result in death. CENTER --- In a severe storm about a mile from here, Mrs. J.W.C. Hughes was severely hurt. She and her husband were gathering peaches when the storm came up. They took refuge in an outhouse. The house was blown down, falling on Mrs. Hughes and breaking her limb just below the hip. PLAINVIEW: Prof. Richard S. Lull, searching for fossils, said that not only had two skeletons of the minute two-toed horse been found, but remains of prehistoric camels, elephants and ancient sloths. He said that the discoveres proved that the staked plains had once been a timbered country that had a very heavy rainfall. TEMPLE: On fulfillment of a promise made to his friend years ago that upon his friend's death he would preach his funeral sermon, Rev. G. A. Strain, a noted Universalist preacher from Georgia, will perform the last sad rites for his departed friend, J.A. Mabry, to whom the promise was made back in Georgia when both were very young men. Mr. Mabry died on the 24th of last December. EL PASO: R.R. Ramirez was instant killed Thursday when a train struck a wagon he was driving. R. Rominski, a soldier at Fort Bliss, was killed in a similar accident last Wednesday. WACO: For the first time within recollection of the present police force the city jail was vacant for several hours Wednesday night. So unusual was the event that a "For Rent" sign was placed upon the walls of the city bastile. DALLAS: Mrs. Minnie Laduque, charged with the killing of her husband, W.A. Laduque, at the Waldorf Hotel on the morning of July 5, will not be tried at this term of court. Prosecutor Noah Roark announces the case would be set for trial during the September term of the court. [Note: Minnie Laduque was tried and acquitted in December, 1912]. Brownwood: W.A. Rouselle and daughter, Miss Bonnye, will leave Monday for St. Louis, where they will spend a month to six weeks. Mr. Rousselle spends six weeks there twice a year and he is taking Miss Bonnye with him this season as a reward for her excellent work in school this year. ----- Brownwood Daily Bulletin newspaper, August 3, 1912. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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