EAST DALLAS LEGISLATION.
the Street Railway Line.
council of East Dallas met in regular session Saturday night
and, among other things, provided for the auditing of the city's
books before they are turned over to the old city.
- November 4, 1889,
Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 3.
Teachers' salaries for the scholastic
month just ended were allowed.
An ordinance was passed dividing
the city into three wards to give it representation in the Dallas
city council under the act of the legislature annexing it to
the city. The boundary lines of the new wards, as they will be
represented in the city council, are as follows:
No. 10--Commencing at the west
line of East Dallas, where the same intersects the limits of
old Dallas in the center of Flora street, as shown by the official
map; thence north 45 degrees east along the northwest boundary
line of East Dallas to the north corner of the city; thence south
45 degrees east down the center of an unknown street to the center
of the proposed extension of Swiss avenue; thence with the center
of Swiss avenue south 45 degrees west to the western limits of
East Dallas; thence with the limits of old and East Dallas to
the place of beginning.
No. 11---Commencing at the center
of Swiss avenue, where the city of East Dallas intersects the
line of old Dallas, as shown by the official map; thence north
45 degrees east with the center of Swiss avenue to the northeast
limits of East Dallas; thence south 45 degrees east with the
northeast limits of the city of East Dallas to a point where
the center of Elm street may intersect the limits of said city;
thence west with the center of Elm street to the eastern line
of the city of Dallas, where it intersects the line of East Dallas,
as per official map; thence north about 15 degrees west with
said city limits to the place of beginning.
No. 12--Beginning at the center
of Elm street, where the eastern limits of Dallas cross the same
as shown by the official map; thence east along the center of
Elm street to a point where it may intersect the eastern limits
of East Dallas; thence south and west along the present boundary
of East Dallas to where it now intersects the limits of the city
of Dallas; thence about north with the eastern limits of Dallas,
as shown by the official map; to the place of beginning.
The mayor was instructed to issue
his proclamation for the election of two aldermen from each ward,
which proclamation appears elsewhere in this paper.
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HEAVY WIND STORM
SWEEPS EAST DALLAS
ROOF OF FAIR PARK
OFF ABOUT NOON TODAY.
Wind, Rain and Lightning
Cause Damage in Various Parts of the City -- Loss to Fair Park
Five Thousand Dollars.
before 12 o'clock to-day, a windstorm, accompanied by rain and
considerable lightning, struck East Dallas, and left property
damage to the extent of several thousand dollars in its wake.
The wind was from the northeast and blew for several minutes
with considerable velocity.
Fair Grounds Damage.
The heaviest damage seems to have
been on the Fair grounds. The grandstand at the race track was
blown down and the roof turned completely over. A large section
of the roof struck the pagoda of the scenic railway, wrecking
it considerably. Pieces of the roof were blown across Grand
avenue and into neighboring yards. Captain Sydney Smith, secretary
of the State Fair association, estimates the damage in the loss
of the grandstand at $5000. Water was blown into the Fair grounds
skating rink, and damaged it considerably. Large sections of
the fence, especially on the north side, were blown down. A
large part of the eastern part of the grounds is covered with
boards and shingles from the damaged buildings.
At Cycle Park.
A part of the fence around Cycle
Park was blown down and the theater otherwise damaged. Manager
McAdams has a large force of men at work and announces that he
will have all in readiness for to-night's show at his theater.
Negro Skating Rinks.
Lincoln Park and Skating Rink,
across Grand avenue from the race track, was slightly damaged.
Lumber used in finishing the park was scattered over the entire
grounds in the enclosure.
The negro skating rink on Commerce
was blown down, but is being put up again this afternoon.
Several teams in the vicinity of
the Fair grounds, became frightened and ran away. A buggy, belonging
to Harry Peterman, hitched near the Fair grounds entrance, was
Lightning struck a large oak tree
in front of 228 Junius street, rending it to splinters, almost,
and scattering limbs and splinters over a block or more of the
street. A number of trees in this vicinity, as well as other
parts of East Dallas, were badly twisted and damaged by the wind.
Work of Lightning.
Lightning struck a large dynamo
belonging to the Dallas Electric company, near the Katy railroad,
damaging it considerably. The armature of this machine was burned
in the accident.
A telephone pole at the northeast
corner of Germania and Adolph streets, was struck by lightning
and the wires in that neighborhood are torn down.
A portion of the east fence of
Gaston park was blown down.
A large crowd of small boys flocked
to East Dallas after the storm, and it required the united efforts
of several policemen to keep them from wading in the water, which
flowed in torrents, and in which many wires, charged with electricity,
Roof Blown Off.
The roof of a barn on Commerce,
near Bopp street, was blown off during the storm. Several houses
in this vicinity were damaged.
The fire department was called
to the Fair Grounds in response to a telephone alarm. The firemen
made the run in a blinding storm of wind and water. It was discovered
that a transformer, fastened to an electric light pole had caught
fire, presumably from an overcharged wire. The damage was slight.
Assistant Chief Myers said to a
reporter: "In all my experience, I have never made a run
to a fire in a more severe storm. The wind from the northeast
was so severe, that it almost took our breath and the horses
could make but slow time."
A team of mules, attached to a
heavy dray, became frightened near the Fair Grounds entrance
during the storm, and ran up through the grounds. The negro
driver was thrown to the ground, the mules got loose from the
wagon, and continued their run about the grounds for some time.
It was reported this afternoon
from the waterworks pumping station, that the rainfall at that
place amounted to one-tenth of an inch. It was much heavier
in the city and nearly all the creeks and branches were out of
their banks, while the streets in some vicinities, resembled
Two Women Receive Shocks.
- June 25, 1906, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 7, col. 1-2.
Lightning struck a large tree near
the building at 156 Lawrence street, completely demolishing it.
Mrs. Mary Nichalson and Mrs. Jessie Baker, seated in the house,
some four feet away, were considerably shocked by the bolt.
The ground was considerably torn up around the base of the tree.
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