1931, 6-29 Pampa Daily news

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1931, 6-29 Pampa Daily news
 - First President of W.T.C.C. Is Victim of Brief...
First President of W.T.C.C. Is Victim of Brief Illness at Amarillo, Today. AMARILLO, June 29. (/P) — Col. Cornelius T. Herring, 81, native Texan, and pioneer banker, cattleman, cattleman, and financier, died here this morning after an illness of only a few hours. Born in Sherman county, Texas, Nov. 13, 1849, Colonel Herring had spent, his entire life in Texas. He boasted 'of the fact that he had never, worked a day,for wages, although although he was thrown on his own resources at the age of 13. By trading in cattle in a small way and raising a small crop of wheat he accumulated $200 during the first year after he left home, and with this as.a nucleus he entered entered the cattle business. At 'the tinte of his death he was reputed to be worth more than $10,000,000. In his early days he ranched in Archer, Comanche, and Kiowa counties. In 1889 he moved to Vernon and established the Herring National bank. He moved to Amarillo Amarillo in 1907 and had made his home here since that time. Colonel Herring erected Amarillo's first five-story hotel, the Palo Duro, and later built the $1,000,000 14-story Herring hotel. He was the first president of the West Texas Chamber of Comerce and had served as president of the Tri-State Fair association. in Fort Worth Near Ruin From Blast FORT WORTH, June 29. (fP) — A charge- of nitre-glycerin -or dynamite dynamite was believed to have destroyed destroyed the nsw Carlton hotel, wrecked by a'blast early today, injuring 11 persons. Investigators discarded the original original theory that an accumulation, of leaking gas caused the blast. They began looking into the mysterious appearance of a sedan on nearby vacant lot a short time before the explosion. Only one of the injured was believed believed to be in a serious condition. He was R. E. Hudgens, Longview, who was blown to the street from n second story room. The other injured were: Mrs. Zola Sprague, and her son, Leroy,. 18, of Fort Worth. C. Johnson, Texarkana, engineer for the Tex-as and Pacific. W. S. Garner, Bonham, .engineer for the Texas and Pacific. B. F. Covin, Mineola, T. and P. conductor. W. W. Wyles, Bonham, T. and P. fireman. M. L. Statelen, roomer, oil driller. J. O. Powell, Jewett. Joe Herrington, roomer. W. H. Lorraine, roomer, a

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Pampa Daily News (Pampa, Texas)29 Jun 1931, MonPage 1
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