The Abilene Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 29, No. 12, Ed. 1 Friday, March 27, 1908 Page: 1 of 12
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ABILENE TEXAS FRIDAY MARCH 27 1009.
MERCHANTS CARNIVAL IS PROV-
ING A SUCCESS.
ABILENE'S OFFERINGS PLEASE
Many Now Out of Town Patrons arc
"Being Brought Hero and Mnko
While people aro not flocking to the
Abilene Merchants Carnival as though
thoro was a big circus in town and
this was never expected the Idea so
far has proven eminently satisfactory
to those who Inaugurated the move
and the success already attained doubt
less guarantees the permanent main-
tenance of the carnival to bring now
trade to the city and hold what justly
belongs here. Every day slnco the op-
ening of tho carnival the dry goods
merchants who aro into it have noted
faces of new patrons and Inquiries
have developed that many of them"
came from the extreme Jlmlts of the
territory in which the inducements
were offered and .who prior to the
sending out the advertising matter had
'no thought of making Abilene their
Tho most satisfactory feqture how-
over is the fact that all strangers that
Tiave so far been induced to come hero
have expressed themselves without
Tiesitatlon as being most highly pleas-
ed with the results. They have been
astonished by the large and uptodate
stock of goods carried by our mer-
chants and found the prices lower
than anticipated and it is safe to say
will return to Abilene In the future
when they have trading of consequence
to do. I 4&rasfft
A representative happened 'intra ones
of the dry goods houses this morning
just as the twine was being placed
around a purchase amounting to more
than sixty dollars made by a lady
"from Clscot who was eloquent and un-
. limited In her expressions of delight
at the selection she was able to make
and the reasonable prices at which
goods are sold. She had been accus-
. tomed to making her large purchases
In Fort Worth but this vis'it has con-
vinced her that Abilene offers superior
advantages in every respect and will
continue to do her trading here.
Monday ono of the carnival raer-
chants wrapped -up goods for out of
town purchaser to the amount of over
three hundred dollars and of course
he Is wearing a smile that won't come
The carnival advertising matter is
Drlnglng purchasers here not in droves
but from all directions and inasmuch
as iti s no misleading scheme nor skin
game everyone goes a away with a
tetter feeling for Abilene apd her bus-
iness men and will prove a living ad-
vertisement that is bound to bring re-
oult8. The carnival will close April
B. T. Arey of this city and Miss Lou
Oakley of Ranger were married at tho
latter place last Sunday afternoon at
the residence of tho bride's parents
Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Oakley. After tho
ceremony the bridal couple caught the
next train for Abilene where they will
reside Mr. Arey Is a citizen of Abl-
leno' "having been hero nearly a year.
He Is' employed as a harbor at the
"Walton shop on Pino streot. Tho bride
formerly of Ranger is a young lady
ofmany personal charms. Tho Repor-
ter extends congratulations. '
Mrs. C. C Preston of Anson and
Mrs. Smith of Colorado who have boen
at the Alexander sanitarium for sur-
gical treatment have each recovered
and returned home.
GAGE III A BRAWL
By Associated Prssm.
NASHVILLE TENN. March 25. No
y sooner had the republican state con-
vention been called to order at tho
Capitol this morning than pandemoni-
um broke loose resulting in a doxon
fist fights between the factions of
. Xvans and Brownlow The fight soon
.got beyond control of the nonbelliger-
ent members and a force of police had
to be called n. Before ordor was fi-
nally restored a negrp and white man
had another set-to. They were arret-
ted and sent to the police station.
This Is the Last Issue We Can Mail Sub-
scribers Who Are Due One Year or More
IMA IS ACTIVE
0AT1T0L CITY FAIRLY OVERRUN
BRYAN SEEMS STRONGEST
Indications Folnt to a Big Bryan
Boom Largest State Conrentlon
By Associated Press.
INDIANAPOLIS IND. March 25.
The democratic state convention was
called to order at eleven o'clock today
and immediately began the work of
adopting a platform naming a state
ticket and of selecting delegates to the
national convention at Denver.
The Bryan element seems strongest
in tho convention. It is expected that
those elected to go to Denver from In-
diana will be instructed to vote for
William Jennings Bryan "first last nnd
all the time.';
This afternoon district meetings se-
lected twenty-six delegates to the na-
tional convention. Tho committee ap-
pointed at this morning's session will
bo ready to report at tonight's session.
Tho convention address was deliver-
ed by Robert Miers former congress-
ma from the second district. The con-
vention has brought to tho city the
largest crowd of democrats since 1892.
All the hotels and lodging places are
overrun with visitors and the streets
in times of Intervals between sessions
present the appearance of a street
MME. ANNA GOULD IS FURSUEB
BY PRINCE DE SAGAN
NEW.YGRKMarch 23. Prince He-
llo de Sagan who "is a suitor tor tho
hand of Mme. Anna Gould Is believed
to have arrived In Now York within
the last few days with the object of
renewing his attention to the American
heiress. The man who is believed to
be Prince Helie registered at a New
York hptel of "W. H. Thompson" and
gave no address. He reached New
York two days after Madame Gould
and dined with her last evening at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Morse.
The visit of the Prince here at this
time was unexpected at least by those
who know something of the affairs of
the prince himself and of Madame
Gould. She left Pairs to spend some
time in this country away from the
cares that had weighed upon her in
tho French capital. The man believed
to be Prince Helle left his hotel today
FIGHT IN SALOON
By Associated Pross.
CHICAGO ILL. March 25. Detec-
tive Sullivan brother of Democratic
national committeeman Roger Sullivan
shot and mortally wounded Harry
Krauso of St. Loiils In a saloon today.
No one seems to know just how the
trouble came upt betweon the two men.
They had boen talking In ordinary
tones when Krauso suddenly snatched
up a chair and felled Sullivan. The
latter rose to his toot but waB struck
down again. While in a lying down
position Sullivan drew his revolvor
and shot Krauso inflicting a mortal
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W BRIGABIER GENERAL tt
ft ELISHA BAILEY DEAD.
By ABsocInted Press. ti
SAN FRANCISCO CAL. Mar. '
8 25. Brigadier Goneral Elisha tf
8 Bailey of tho United States ar- 8
8 my rotlrcd is dead at Presidio. 8
Ho Was attached to the medical
tt department having been retired 8
8 from active sorvlco twenty two
8 years ago. Goneral Ballo was 8
8 a very old man and for sovoral 8
8 years had beon in failing B
B health. 8
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2500 CLUB WORK
IS VERY EFFECTIVE.
As a slight indication of tho effect
our literature 1b having on prospectors
in the east we quote below a couplo
of paragraphs from a letter received by
the 25000 club from a gentleman In
New York who Is figuring on coming to-
Abilene. "What Inducements would your city
offer for the establishment of a glovo
factory employing fifty hands?
"There aro twenty thousand people
In this section that are dissatisfied and
I think I can turn a good many 'to
your city. . Send me a largo lot of your
advostising matter and I will distrib-
ute It freely among the class I think
best adapted to that section."
Hero's a paragraph from a. gentle-
man in Texas who has been figuring
on coming to Abilene and establishing
an enterprise that will bo forth a great
ileal to this entire section: '
"Please glyejno full particulars as
above outlined and allow me to stato
again that I am very favorably Im-
pressed With Abilene Us location and
the fact that It commands so large a
territory. I believe It will eventually
be a large city."
Several of the subscription commit-
tees have turned In their lists and tho
showing bo far made is very gratifying1-
but In order that the new year April
1st 1908 may start out with the
25000 club in strictly first-class shape
SPECIAL MESSAGE OF
BIN TO HESS
By Associated Proas. -WASHINGTON
D. p. March 25.
President Roosevelt sent a special mes
sage to Congress today which con-
tained many requests of that body
of law makers Ho called attention
to certain measures on which he
thought action should bo taken boforo
the close of tho present session of
congress and it is bolleved that thoro
Is ample tlmo for their consideration.
Among tho measures named was the
question of child labor. This Mr;
Roosevelt stated should be prohibited
throughout the nation. Ho gavo many
reasons for this. Ho also renewed his
recommendation iti regard to the im
mediate re-enactment of an employees
liability law drawn to conform to re
cent decisions of the Supreme court
and also urged action along tho lino
already recommended concerning in-
junctions in labor dlsputos. No tem-
porary restraining order ho said
should bo issued by any court without
notice first being given. Attention was
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8 TMBASSADOR HILL 8
8 GETS TURNED DOWN. 8
8 By Associated Pross " 8
8 WASHINGTON D. C March 8
8 25. Tho Gorman government 8
8 has flatly declined to recolvo 8
8 David Joyno Hill in tho cnpacl-' 8
8 ty of Amorlcan ambassador to 8
8 succeed Chnrlemagno Tower. 8
8 No reason has as yot boon given 8
8 for this attitude on tho part of 8
8 Germany. Quite a stir has 8
8 been caused 'In tho diplomatic 8
8 clrclo at Washington 8
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It Is important that every public spir-
ited citizen of the olty bo enrolled at
once. Of course thoso not public splrrf
lted should bocomo members In fact
it is just as much their .duty to help all
public enterprises aB anyone olse but
ns we have only a few of the cIosb who
propose to ride freo nnd let tho other
ffellows do tho pulling nnd pushing it
seems useless to wasto much tlmo on
the few "drones" wo have but rather
put In tho time encouraging tho pro-
gressive do something class for a more
united and better perfected pull alto-
gether for ag reater ADllene and a
greater Ablleno country.
"SLEEPY SAM SHOT.
WELL KNOWN HORSE KILLED.
Last night "Sleepy Sam" the horso
that Dr. Maok Alexandor has driven
nearly flvo years and a pacer that took
several purses' at tho West Texas Fair
and other racing meets took blind
Staggers and this morning got so bad
that his owner had to have him killed
to save him from killing himself. A
gun was brought into requisition and
the popr bruto put out of his misery.
Dr. Alexander feels the loss of his
favorite horse keenly and others who
know the animal will regret to learn
that he has passed out.
Ben Hadderton who hds beon at-
tending the Ablleno Business Collogo
wns taken homo to Roby Tuesday he-
ing sick with what is feared to be ap-
pendicitis. also called to the feasibility of amend-
ing tho interstate commerce law and
especially the anti-trust law along
lines already Indicated.
In his last message commenting upon
tho anti-trust law ho said:' "In tho
modern Industrial world combinations
aro absolutely necessary. They aro
necessary among business men; they
are necessary among laboring men and
they are becoming moro and more nec-
essary among farmers. Some of these
combinations among the most power
ful aro instruments for wrong dqing.
Others offer tho only effective way of
meeting actual business needs. As It
stands now this nntl-trust law la most
Mr Roosevelt then wont on to say
that ho strongly favored labor unions
and bolleved that their existence was
absolutely necessary tor the protection
of laboring men.
In conclusion Mr Roosovolt spoko
on the financial question and revision
of tariff. Tho latter he said should bo
CAREFULLY LAD) PLOT TO KILL
VICTIM' IS BESTING EASIER
Attending Doctor Says Danger Is Fast
Japanese People Highly
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO CAL. March 24.
Tho Call today says that tho.attomnjt
to assaBBlnato Durham W. Stevens
political advisor to tho Korean Council
of Btnte Is now known to ho tho re-
sult of a carefully hatched conspiracy
Inspired Immediately by a manifasto
of tho'Korean "rlghtoous army1" call-
ing upon loyal Koreans to consecrato
themsolves In the holy wnr by extermi-
nating tho Japanese ThiB manifesto
reached hero on tho samo ship which
brought Stevens. Tho proclamation is
signed by Eyle Lin Yln'g General of
the Korean "Righteous Army."
A dispatch from Toklo days that tho
newspapers are Issuing extras tolling
of tho attempt to assasslnato Mr. Stev-
ens. Marquis Ito it Is said wns deep-
ly affocted at receipt of tho news and
Bald through his Secretary: "I cannot
express nly ljorror." r
Dr. F. H. Zumwalt who mado n'very
careful examination of the wounds of
tho victim snld that Mr. Stovons was
progressing nicely- considering tho bo-
rloua nature of his wobndB; that If
no complications set In and none are
expected ho will bo a weJUman be
'"'w iW"b: 1JEW&1
A coffin was sent out yesterday af-
ternoon tor Mr.Fpstor.jan ajtcdjj&entfe-
man who died at me fiomp bf hfs
daughter Mrs. Nelson out lb tho Shl-
loh neighborhood and his remains will
bo lntorred In Rose Hill cemetery here
tills afternoon at 4 o'clock. Mr. Fos-
ter wns 75 years old. Merkol Tele-
gram. J. A. Mashburn of Breckinridge who
has beon prospecting In tho Abllono
country with a view of opening a moat
market left for his homo this1 morning.
Mr. Mashburn likes this section very
woll and snys it is his intention to
move hero somotimo during the future.
E. K. Lilly formerly part proprietor
of the California restaurant loft for
Rochester Miss. this morning to enter
a hospital. Mr. Lilly says Ablleno Is
a great little city and that he will come
back here noxt summer.
ALASKA NEXT STOP
IN AUTO CONTEST
By Associated Press.
SEATTLE WASHINGTON March
25. Manager Gray of tho steamship
Corwln which sails for Homo on tho
tenth of May received a wire from tho
representatives of the thrco leading
automobiles in tho New York to Paris
race to charter a steamship for tho trip
from Nome to tho Slborian coast. Mr.
Gray agreed to the proposition and ex
pects to land tho automobiles In 81-
borla enrly In Juno. Tho "Thomas
Flyer" driven by Americans still
loads all foreign contestants by a coin-
fortablo margin. Tho Italian car Is
VICTORY FOR STATE
WATEHS-VIEBCE COMPANY LOSlt
IN LAST EFFORT
WILL CARRY CASE HIGHER
Court of Civil Appeals to Bo Asked tar
a Writ of Error Davidson
AUSTIN March 25. Tho Supreaw
Court today overruled tho motion for a
rehearing on tho part of tho Watent-
Plorco Oil Company In the oustor pen-
alty and receivership suits. This com-
pletely winds up litigation so far mi
tho courts of Toxas aro concornod. Th
company now expects to ask the court
of Civil Appeals for a writ of orr
to tho Federal Supromo court which
if granted will bo taking tho caso oat
Tho attornoy for tho oil peoplo Is
said to have declared that tho Waters-
Pierce Oil Company as still bolng muck
in tho ring. He expressed himsolt coa-
fldent of tho ruling for his sido by the
Court of Civil Appeals.
Friends of Attorney Gonoral David-
son consider this a signal victory for
BRUMBY BRINGS SUIT AGAINST
TWO PULLMAN EMFLOYES
v AUSTIN TEX. March 23. Dr. W.
M. Brumby Stato Health omcor re-
turned tills morning from a tour ot
Western Texas. Ho brought suit at
San Angolo against employes ot the
Pullman Company for violation ot the
sanitary regulations that aro Imposed
by law on the operation of sleoplne
ctrs. Tho car cleanor at San Angolo
and tho district superintendent nt Fort
Worth nro partfoB to tho suit The
maximum ponnlty for aconvlctlon oa
such a charge Is S200. Tho case was
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nub mi nun in uiu luwiu iiiukiuiiui.hu
court for Frldoy. Dr. Brumby will re-
turn to San Angolo and be prosent at
This Is tho first proceeding under
this section of the law but tho Healtb
Officer Intimates that there may be
othors If sloeplng cars and conches-
are not kept thoroughly sanitary. In
this Instance it Is alleged that tho car
was not properly fumigated with for-
maldehydo gns desplto information
from nnothor employe that a cpnsump-
tlvo had occupied one of the borths.
A microscopic examination of tho con-
tents or tho cuspidor of this berth dis-
closed tho tubercular bacilli.
In addition to San Angolo Dr Brum-
by visited Balllnger. Llano aud other
towns but did not find the cltlzonshlp
as a rule manifestly Imbued with the
"sanitary spirit". This howovor Dr.
Brumby attributes to tholr roHance la-
th 0 natural healthfulnOss of their c6nr-
munitles. ThaUcountry Ib high dry
and salutary and sickness is soon in.
the minimum. Thcroforo tho residents
havo not boon impressed with tho great
need f(jr cleaning up Thoy concurred
in tho stato health officer's Ideas how-
over respecting sanitary precautions
npd indicated that thoy would assist
tho movement. Tho physicians were
cBpoclally cordial In offoring tholr aid.
At Ballingor Dr. Brumby was ontortaln
cd by the local doctors with a dinner
during his brief stay between trains.
Railroads operating In that western
country nro very llkoly to carry pas-
nengors on each run that aro Infected
with pulmonnry complaints and for
this reason are expected to carry out
tho sanitary regulations Xo tho letter.
Tho moral elect of tho suit at San An-
golo Is expected to prove influential:
in tho thorough compliance by rail-
roads with these rules.
Llttlo Miss Charlie Laughlln of
Thurbcr Junction who has been In
tho city tho guest of her cousin Ruth.
Lcavcl) loft for her honfo lhl$ mora-
ing accompanied by Miss Leavoll.
WA8HIN0T0N D. 0. March 85.
Tho report of the Special House com
mittee having in hand the investi-
gation charges against Judge Wllfley
of the United States court tor China
was made today. The report Is of t-
nature of a verdict ho!dn
fley guiltless l
REPORT MADE ON
' JUDGE WILFREY
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Shook, L. B. The Abilene Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 29, No. 12, Ed. 1 Friday, March 27, 1908, newspaper, March 27, 1908; Abilene, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth314487/m1/1/: accessed March 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Public Library.