The Abilene Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 29, No. 12, Ed. 1 Friday, March 27, 1908 Page: 3 of 12
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WILL HOLD PHY
'select delegates to national
CONVENTION BY VOTE.
MAY 2ND IS THE DAY SET
fetato ExccutWo Committee Wrangles
for Honors Adoption of Uio Ma-
) Jorlty- Report the Result.
TEST ADOPTED BY COMMIT-
tt ? MITTEE.
I am a Democrat and pledgo
myself to support tho Demo-
cratic presidential olectqrs
nominated by Uio democratic
party In 1908 and the nominees
of the Democratic party to bo
nominated in the primary elec-
tion to ho held In Texas in
FORT WORTH March 28. The
question Is settled. The four dele-
gates at large to tho National Demo-
cratic convention at Denver will be
selected by the people of tho stato at
a primary election.
Tht strength of the Bailey and anti-
Bailey forces will bo put to tho test
Within little more than a month tho
people of tho State and the country at
4nrge will know how tho voters of this
great stato view the attacks made upon
tho gtate's most distinguished repre-
snntallvc. r-i After having wrangled over the .mat-
ter during tho wlfOle of 'Saturday aft-
ernoon the state Democratic execu-
tive committee In session in the par-
lors of 'the Worth hotel in this city
ordered a primary election and set
May 2 as the date.
The election according to the reso-
lution adopted is' to bo conducted ac-
cording to the laws of the state gov-
erning primary elections "as far as
practicable." These four little words
as far as practicable" were the bone
of contention throughout the after-
noon. Edwards who submitted tho minor-
ity report signed by himself and D.
McNeil Turner wanted a legal pri-
mary. He said that ho did not want
one as far as practicable but one that
was legal and one "that would prevent
iny violations of tho election laws.
KThoso favoring the majority report
teld that a legal primary strictly
leaking could not be held on account
ot the Terrell ejection law maiung hu
provision for such and thnt as far as1
practicable the letter of tho law would
be followed out. This was about tho
only material difference and It could
not be said to be material noted In
the two reports. Both were agreed on
practically overy other point but for
more than two hours a lengthy and at
tmes warm discussion engaged the
committee the wrangling all hinging
about the legal side of the primary
"Motion after motion was made only
to bo voted down a few minutes after
jjnd not until tho question of adopt-
ing the minority report was gotten be-
fore the body did the discussion show
any signs of abating. The minority
report was voted down which quickly
offered a solution for tho difficulty the
majority roport.belng adopted.
All of those who 'supported tho ml-
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heat and with. the akPof apparatus and
appliancos del Igned for that purpose ex
tract from odr most valuablo native mo-
.ilclnal Tooti their curative properties
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famed "Gqllen Modlcal Discovery' far
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'. alcn fnr tho euro of all ca-
nchlal and throat affections
with catarrhal uiscuarges
soro throat lingering or
lUKhs ana an tnoso wasuiiK
which If not. promptly and
tad are llama to wrminaw
ptloni Take Dr Pierce's uis
(into anu pensovrro iii iw ura
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sannolnt. Too much must not
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In Its i
vnnccij ptages. Nomedlclno will.
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Any fha risk In
Fron these d
norltv ronort voted for tho majority
report ns all wero ngrcqtl that a pri
mary should bo hold and as one of uio
main (supporters of tub minority res-
olution nfterward announced: i'Wo
Mvnnt a primary and If we can't got tho
one wo want wo will tako jWre next
Tho resolution adopted uIbo provides
that tho names ot tho cnntlldatcB for
delegates at largo shall bo placed on
thb ticket In parallol columns the
Balloy candidates on one sldo and tho
antt-Balley on tho othor.
Candidates for these places must filo
their names with tho chairman of tho
commlttoo at Dallas not later than
April 10. On April 15 ho is to rriako
up tho form of ballot and cerltlfyit to
tho various county chairmen.
SENATOR TILLMAN ALMOST
ABLE TO LEAVE HIS BED.
AUGUSTA GA. March 23. A tele-
phone message from Trenton S. C
reports Dr. Hunter physician attend-
ing Senator Ben Tillman as saying:
"Senator Tillman's condition Is much
Improved and ho should be able to
leavo his bed with a few days.
DIPLOMAT SET UPON
D. W. STEVENS BEATEN UP BY
ADVISOR KOREAN OF GDONGIL
Attacked In Ills Hotel by Four Kor-
cans Later Roports Say Mr.
StoTcns Was Shot.
By Associated. Press.
SAN FRANCISCO CAL. March 23.
D. W. Stevens diplomatic advisor
of the Korean Council of State who
arrived hero Saturday from Korea
was attacked and knocked down by a
committee of four Koreans last night
In the lobby of his hotel. Only tho
prompt arrival of some guests and em-
novees of tho hotel who came in re
sponse to his cries for help saved Mr.
The Koreans declared they would
have killed him. As it is Mr. Stevens
Is severely bruised and scratched but
Is not dangerously Injured. In an in
terview upon his arrival Mr. Stevens
said that tho Koreans had been great-
lv benefitted by -Japanese protection
that they were beginning to! look more
favorably upon It. Other statements
all ofwhlch were favorable to Japan's
relations to their native country made
tho Koreans angry.
This affray took place In the lobby
of the Fairmont hotel. It is now re-
ported authoritatively that in a later
meeting with two Koreans In tho Un-
ion Ferry building Mr. Stevens was
shot twice. He fired on ono of tho
Koreans but the extent of in Juries
on either sire is unknown.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
DtfEDS FILED FOR RECORD.
J F Peek and wife to John M. "Webb
block 21 College Heights addition to
thn cltv ot Abilene $1500.
W. N. M. Grinnett to JJ T. Warrem
et al trustees Merkel Independent.
Bchool district blocic iu urimmeiup
addition to the town of Merkel ?iu ana
W. A. Ashley and wife to J. H. War-
nick southwest corner of block 8
College Addition to tho town of Mer-
kel assumption of certain vendorB
Eugene Wood to Lee Duboso lot 10
block CO city of Abilene $175.
Vlames Barron and wire to t. vy.
Foster northwest quarter of survey
133 block 64 Taylor county $800.
N. W BrouKkton and wife to 'lorn
Foster southhalf of section 130 block
04 H. & T. C Ry Co. lands In Taylor
F. W. Jamps to Eugene Wood lots
5 and G block C Cowden elllghtB ad-
dition being subdivision of lots 1 and
2 block 14 Harris addition to tho city
ot Abilene $400. '
Henry James to Eugene Wood lots
5 and C block B Cowden Heights be-
Imr subdivision of lots 1 and 2 block
14 Harris addition to tho city of Abi-
W B. Jones to Josh Wood lots 3 ana
4 block 24 Cojlego Heights addition
to the city of Abllono $300
H. B. Corder et nl to J. H. Gist
northeast quarter of Blind Asylum sur
vey 14 In Taylor countd $5200
In Justice qrcrflhlncr's Court.
On Saturday last T. G Robinson
wnn lirnncht before his honor.xJudgo
E. M. Overshlne'r charged with an af
fray to which ho Plead puiuy anu
was fined $1.00nnd costs amounting
On tho samo date Will Randolph
Col plond guilty to vagrancy and wbb
fined $1.00 and costs.
This morning Stella Bailey col.
charged wlUi public drukenness plead' ecta always buy the genuine manu.
Eullty and paid UQ.80 for her way- .factured by the California Fig Syrup Co.
Tkt WMJKLI BBrOKTKm
FARMER SIT DEAD HELBAILEYCLUB
MURDERED BY MASKED PARTY OF
HARLAN REDOES IS TRE VICTIM
Only Tlmo Riders Hare Resorted to
Killing In "Blue flrasBM Region
By Associated PreBS.
CARLISLE KY March 21. A nana
of night riders early this morning shot
and Instantly killed Harlan Hedges
a prominent farmer living seven miles
northwest of this place. This Is tho
first time in tho sorics of night rider
outrages that tho raiders have evor
resorted to murdor in tills section of
Kentucky popularly known as the
"Blue Grass" region.
It seems that Hedges was awakened
by tho sound ot shouting In front of
his house. He sprang from his bed
went to tho front window and peered
out ' Ho saw a party of horsemen'
clustered orund his front gate but ho
could not tell whether thoy were arm-
ed or not; nor did ho know they wero
night riders. Antoclpatlng " trouble
however he armed himself with a shpt
gun went to the front door. As soon
as he opened It ho saw tho men to be
night riders as they wero heavily arm-
ed and woro masks.
Immediately Hedges brought his gun
to his shoulder and fired Into the crowd
Tho night riders returned the fire and
the farmer 'fell dead at the first volley
with -a half dozen bullets In his body.
This happened shortly before two In
the morning. "When his wife reached
hlsssldo ho was dead.
The riders did not 'make any demon-
stration against Mrs. Hedges but r6de
ranldly away down tho public road.
There might have been according to
the statement of Mrs. Hedges thirty of
Hedges was an Independent tobac
co grower had been In tho section a
long time and was widely known over
the country as a well to do man'.
KEEP THE KIDNEYS WELL.
Health Is Worth SnTing and Somo
Abilene People Know How to .
Many Abilene people take their lives
In their hands by neglecting tho kid-
neys when thoy know these organs
need help. Sick kidneys are responsi
ble for a vast amount. of suffering and
ill health but thereis no need to suf
fer nor to remain m danger wfien air
diseases and achejFand pains duo to
weak kidneys canAo quick and per-
manent! cured tho jJWof Doan's
Kidney Mils. 'Ho lsiAblleno cltl
M. E.fMalonef Ung at Gi7 Walnut
tiilenoJKxas says: "I had a
ross ivw kldneyB which came
uddenly at times and
ado mo feel miserable
not stoop or bend my
Bad Beard much about Doan's
Pills Iio I went to L. H. Brad-
leld's drug fttore and got a box. I
was rellevecf of tho pain In my back
any my health became muchbetter"
In City Recorder's Court.
T T MI11I nnlnrorl whn linn n. hie
rep In tho courts ot Abilene for fist
and boozo fighting plead guilty In City
Recorder Willis' court this morning
to a charge of public drunkonness
and ho was stuck good and deep tho
Recorder placing his fine at 100.00
On Saturday a white woman giving
her namo as Gussle MHior wbb tried
In tho city court on a chargo of va
grancy to which she plead guilty paid
tho usual fine and costs and left on
tho first train going east.
One of the
of tho happy homes
tday is a vast
fund of information
of promoting heal
right liying a
incd to world-wide
Iio approval of tho
WeU-IsformcTl of tho
SVorld; not of ndi-
vldu only but of
many who havo
thejuppy faculty of stlcctlng and obtain-
inthe best tho world lffords.
One of tho products! of that class of
knows component parts an Ethical
remedy1 approved by physician and com-
mended by tho W'ell-Informed of tho
World as a valuablo and wholesome family
laxative la the well-known Syrup of Figs
and Elixir of Senna. To get Its beneficial
1 only and for nalo-Ly all leading druggUU.
FRIDAY MARCH 27 1908.
ORGANIZED THURSDAY NIGH
WITH 170 MEMBERS.
RESOLUTIONS WERE ADOPTED
Senator Bailey Unanimously Approtcd
h? Lending Democrats of tho Mcr-
'' kcl Country.
Special to Tho Reporter.
MRUKEL. TEXAS March zu. a
democratic Balloy club was organized
hero laBt night on short notice with
a membership ot IDG which will bo
largely Increased In the next two or
threo days. I. S. Allen was elected
chairman ot the meeting and C. W.
Halcomb secretary. Tho meeting was
a most onthuslnstlc one and after
somorouslng speeches by local earnest
supporters of Senator Balloy tho fol-
lowing resolutions woro unanimously
To tho President and Members of the
Merkel Democratic Bnlley Club.
We your commltteo on resolutions
beg leavo to report as follows:
Whereas There is. now seemingly
rlfo In this stato a condition ot politi-
cal discord and dissension which
threatens to seriously Injure It not
finally disorganize our party and
Whereas this deplorable political
condition has been brought about and
In duo entirely to the nctlvo and por
slstcnt efforts ot his political enemies
tn discredit In the minds and hearts or
our people our United States SQnntor
Hon. Joseph Weldon Bailey and
Whereas Tho campaign now on has
been in our Judgment inspired BOlely
by passions of hatred mallco and Jeal-
ousy passions too base in their nature
for any loyal democrat to possess or
Be it resolved: That we hero ox-
press our unbounded faith and confi-
dence in tho patriotism honesty and
Integrity of Senator Bailey; we admire
him for his manifestations of intellect
tual power and statesmanship; wo
honor him fOr his lifelong loyalty to
tho principles of his party and his un;
challenged record as tho friend of all
of tho pooplo and lovo him for some of
tho enemies he haB made.
Resolved further: That since tho
presontiflght was forcpd on him by his
political enemies wo beliove tho loyal
democrats of Texas should rally
around him and place him at tho head
of the Texas delegation to tho National
Democratic Convention to be held at
Denver nnd to that end wo hero pledge
him our most hearty cooperation and
ResolVed further; That wo most
heartily endorse the candidacy of that
most lovable of mon nnd tho world n
greatest commoner tho Hon. W1 J.
Bryan for president of tho United
States and urgo tlpon Uio democracy of
Texas tho Importance of electing as
delegates to the National Democratic
Convention men who will not only con-
sent to tho nomination of Mr. Bryan
but men who will zealously labor to
have tho prlqlples which. Mr Bryan
advocates engrafted in tho National
Democratic Platform and men whoso
loyalty to tho democratic faith has nev-
er been questioned.
Resolved further! That while wo
give duo credit to our presont Attorney
General for every effort put forth by
him while ho has been such official In
tho discharge of the duties of that of-
fice yet believing that tho exigencies
ot present political conditions do not
warrant tho breaking of a well es
tablished precedent of only two suc-
cessive terms nnd reposing special
trust nnd confidence In Uio honesty
Integrity and ability of tho Horn R. M.
Wynne of Tarrant county wo hereby
express our most hearty endorsement
of him for the office of Attorney Gener-
al of Toxns and urgo upon tho dem-
ocracy of this stato a most careful
consideration of his claims.
E. L. WOODFOOF Chair
W. J WILSON
W. H. SEWELL
J J. MILLER
W W WHEELER
W. T. POTTER
Wedding at Court House Saturday
Judge Thomas A.1 Bledsoe was tho
all Important ono Snturday afternoon
at three o'clock when ho performed
Hin marrlarco ceremony between
Thomas R. nose nnd Miss Fonnlo N.
Northcutt two young peoplo ot tho
Iberis neighborhood After tho cero-
mony Mr nnd Mrs. Roso loft for Iberis
whero they will rosldo in tho future.
The Roportor offers best wishes
SUPREME COURT SAYS RATE
LAW IB UNCOJihTITUTIUaAL.
WASHINGTON D 0 March 23
Tho Supremo Court of Uio United
States today held tho Minnesota rail-
road rato Jaw to ho unconstitutional
because of enormous penalties impos-
ed by it.
ME?f IN JAIL 8UKAK
DENY ILL TREATMENT.
To tho Abllono Ropdrter
Wo. tho nrlsorters in tho Taylor
county Jail tako this means of correct-
ing a report that Uio prlsonora are not
well treated in this jail. Wo havo
not In any way boon mistreated nnd
can only havo tho most grateful feel
ings toward tho Jailor.
Wo aro trcatod well In every way
havo plenty to cat and a change overy
day. Mr Peovoy Is a perfect gentle-
man .and a flno Jailor. Wo will oIobo
thanking Uio press of Uiis mlflBCB tho
(Signed.) J. R. Edward's
B. F. Norron
Alblone Texas March 20th 1908.
CAPTAIN OF JAPANESE NAVY
IS A VISITOR TO AMERICA
SAN FRANCISCO CAL. March 21.
Captain Konyo of the Imporlnl Japa-
neso navy nrrlvod In this city yesforday
qn tho Nippon Maru enroutc to Lon
don whero it Is understood ho will
supervise tho construction of sovernl
warships for his country.
MARU" COLLIDES WITH
OVER 200 PEOPLE PERISH
Captain of Larger .Tnpnncso Ship nnd
Most of Crew nnd Passengers
(TtMp tha Bottom.
Dy Associated Press.
TOKIO. JAPAN. March 23 News
has Just beoiv rocolved hero of a fntal
collision between two Jnpaneso trans-
ports in tho open sen. Tho Mutsu
Mnru an eight hundred ton coasting
stenmor belonging to Yulen Kaisha
lino was tho unfortunate ono hav-
ing been sent to Uio bottom by tho
Hldeyoshl Mnru a bIx hundred and
ninety-five ton vessel at two thirty
o'clock this morning.
Tho accident occurred wlUiln two
tnllna nt Tnlinilpnnlfn Vionr TTnlrmlntn.
...... . ...-. ...-.
The ships It Is said woro proceeding
through a heavy fog impenetrable to
tho scarchcllghts. Tho Bhock of tho
collision injured tho Mutsu Maru so
badly that sho soon sank carrying
with her Uio cantnln and n majority
of her tWQ hundred nnd forty four pas
sengers and thirty threo crow
Tho HldoyoBhl Maru was not much
Injured by Uio collision insomuch as
her bow struck tho sldo ot the other
vessel. Tho Hldeyoshl Maru and nn-
othor steamer which was passing at
tho tlmo rescued tho Biirvlvors and
brought them to Uil placo.
In the District Court. "
District court met this morning for
tho fourth week of tho March term nnd
as thero woro no criminal cases on the
docket tho potlt Jury after bolng em
paneled wns discharged and at 1 p
m. today no civil caso had been call
The grapd Jury ffiot this morning ac-
cording to adjournment two weoka ago
and Foreman R. E. Edmlnson stated at
noon today that the Jury would finish
up Its labors for the torm by tomorrow
The Judge nnnolnted as jury com
missioners. J. W. Evans of Abilene. II.
L. Propst of Morkol and T. A. Buford
of Gulon and thoy were busy this af
ternoon selecting Jurymen 'for tho Sep
Turner S. Rollins Jr. of Dallns who
haB been visiting IiIb parents hero left
for his placo of business this morning.
P fill D
You Don t Know What is Good
until you get some nice jellies or preserves and
serve with a cup of hot chocolate or tea at your lunch
These Goods are the Best in the
the Market and can be Pound at
King Grocery Co.
Registered Hogs For Sale
DUROCS POLAND CHINAS BERKSHIRE
Have some fine gilts and young bonra from bcitt blood iu Kansas and
Missouri for sale Also a few yearling prle wluturc from Uie Amer-
can Royal Show. Can be seen any time Will drive customer tq
farm three miles from town. ! ! "
Q. W. Matthews Fort Worth Tex.
MISS NETTIE PLASCHEK VICTIM
REVENGE WAS THE MOTIVE
Mnn 'kills Svrecthwirt Then Himself
on Account of Parents Objecting
to Their Marriage.
Br Associated Proas.
MILWAUKEE WIS. March Z3.
Miss Nottlo Pln8Chok aged Beventeon
yonrB died hero today ns n result of
polBon in tho form of strychnluo ad-
ministered by tho young girl's sweet
heart Leo WoJctnskl. Tho fatal poison
was mixed with somo Ico cream which
tho young mnn Bont ns BweoUicart.
Miss Plaschok died In Intenso agony.
As soon as Wojolnski learned that
his flnnnceo was dead ho hastened to
mako the tragedy n doublo ono by tak
ing a doso of tho samo poison from tho
same quantity which ho hadi purchased
to kill tho girl. Ho died nn hour later
also Jn cxtremo agony.
J. If Epley living In Valley View
and who Is cotupnratlvoly a stranger
in Abllono Is loud In his praise of tho
kind treatment and attention given his
family nnd dnughtcr during her lato
lllnes.s by not only nearby neighbors
but the people gonernlly and asks
that Tho Reporter express his and his
family's thanks for tho same.
The business world of-
fers you many excellent
positions Are you qual-
ified to hold- them? If
you are not then let us
We teach all the Com-
mercial Branches thor
oughly. -:- -;
T. H. GATLIN Prin.
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