Abilene Semi-Weekly Farm Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 30, No. 22, Ed. 1 Tuesday, February 22, 1910 Page: 1 of 8
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ABILENE SEMI-WEEKLY FARM REPORTER
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 22 IMO.
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JUDGE BLEDSOE STARTS THINGS
AT SCHEDULE HOUR WITH
CRIMINAL DOCKET TAKEN UP
Trial of Criminal Cases Will Consumo
Week's Session After Which
Cases on -Civil Docket
Mill bo Tried.
The Petit furors. v
D. S. Kauffman G. W Keith
G. D. Hulsey S. L. Neoly 0. 'C.
O'Neill Ed Rolsel" M. C. Hill
Geprpe P. Scott C. ty RobertB
George Scales R. A. Humble.
ErneBt'Phllllps E. W T. Comp
ton A. B. Cunningham T. P.
The February term of county court
opened at nine o'clock this morning
far a session of three weeks Judge
T. A. Bledsoe presiding.
Court opened with the petit jurors
present a number of visiting and local
.attorneys behind the lawyers' railing
and crowded dockets both civil cri-
minal and probate.
Tomorrow is appearance day and
at the beginning of the morning ses-
sion the dockets will be called off and
cases not hitherto set will be designa-
ted for ..trial.
District court sessions will com-
mence next Monday moaning Febru-
ary 28thj for the usual seven weeks
session. So both courts will bejn ses-
sion for two weeks at the same time.
Cases on both civil 'and criminal
dockets wqre taken up tills morning
for disposal. The following disposi-
tion was made in a number of "civil
Walter Bradford vs J.'B. Wilkinson
stilt for damage dismissed at pjaln-
J. P. Fudge versus Texas & Pacific
railway 'suit for damages to bo dis-
missed. Bertha "Moore et al versus Texas &
Pacific railway suit for damages dis-
missed at plaintiff's cost.
J. BT Martin versus Texas & Pacific
railway Buit for damages judgment
for plaintiff for $75 and costs of'suit.
J C.Norris versus J. H. Carter suit
on note dismissed at plaintiff's cost
Russell Brothel's versuB L. F. Gann
suit for commission dismissed at
Gibson & Sorrels Lumber Company
versus Garret & Elliott suit on ac-
count dismissed at plaintiff's cost
When the criminal docket was called
a number of cases were set for trial
throughout the first week.
The following cases were disposed
State versus J: W. Price charged
with theft under fifty dollars dismiss-
ed on motion of County Attorney for
want of sufficient evidence.
Stnto versus Clarence McCowan
charged with theft under fifty dollars
'plenof guilty entered judgment pend-
ing. State versus Jim Searcy charged
with unlawfully carrying a pistol ploa
of guilty entered fine of $100 assessed.
Among the visiting attorneys is C.
X) Mims of Merkel.
SUPREME COURT AFFIRMS "
By Associated Press.
JACKSON MISS. Fob. 21 Sup-
reme court today affirmed tho life sen-
tence of William Sorsby slayer of
post ofilgo inspector Fltzgorald. Fitz-
gerald was assassinated at Clinton on
the nineteenth of September 1908 and
it wns afterward found that SorBby
who wns serving as deputy postmaster
was short In IiIb accounts. Justice
Seaton who 'delivered tho opinion de-
clared that tho verdict of tho lower
court was Just in every respect and
that tho trial was .devoid of revorslblo
KEFOHTED THAT THE NINA
HAS KEEN FOUND ASHORE.
By Associated Press:
NEW PORT Va. Feb. 21. -It Is re-
ported hero today that tho missing
naval tug Nina has been found on the
coast of Virginia where sho was driven
ashore by tho sevoro storm which It
was thought had sent her to the bottom
of the Atlantic. Tho report comes from
NOTED ACTOR DIES SUDDEN.
II. IN KANSAS HOSPITAL
KANSAS giTY Fob. 21 Clay Clem-
ent " actor died very suddenly In the
University hospital hero this morning.
Uraemjc poisoning was the cause.
E. J Parrew and wife left this
morning for Fort Wprtn war thay
will vUK re)t!vM.
FOUND DEAD IN HIS 1IED
By Associated "Press.
SHREVEPORT Fob. 21. 8. W Sib
ley the aged father of Henry Slbloy
who wns recently sentenced to tho
penitentiary after being convicted on
a charge of killing a physician here
was found dead in Ills bed this morn-
ing. Tho elder Slbloy1 deplarod that
tho family of tho physician urged Ills
sou to do tho killing.
TJIIIU) VICTIM OF HAUTE'.
DER DIES IN THE HOSPITAL
Special to Tho Reporter
WACO Fob. 21. -Roy Anderson who
was Bhot yesterday by CharleB Franks
In a red light resort died hero this
morning in a local hospital Anderson
is the third victim of Franks who was
a bartender The man was promp-
ted 'by jealousy and killed Joslo Don-
ovan shot Lulu Holt and Anderson
and afterward committed suicide. The
Holt woman is In a tirltlcal condi-
tion. TILLMAN BETTER;
DISTINGUISHED PATIENT SHOWS
FORTITUDE AND VITALITY
IN MARKED MANNER.
MIND CLEAR FDR FlflSHIME
Senator Tillman Regains Speech and
Use of Side and Readily Recogniz-
es Members of Family; His
'Doctors arc 'Encouraged.
WASHINGTON D. 'C. Fob. 21. A
bulletin issued today from the Wash-
ington home of Senator Benjamin R.
Tillman regarding the distinguished
patient's condition states hp shows a
marked Improvement over his Friday's
and Saturday's condition.
The Senator's side which has beep
seriously threatened with total .paraly-
sis shows signs of returning ubo and
physicians believe paralysis will not
Set in. ' Furthermore the mind of the j
. . . ....... . .
senator is near tor tne nrst time since
Friday and his memory Is excellent.
He appears to readily recognize every
face hanging over his bed. Today
when he would have spoken to mem-
beis of his own household ho was re-
strained by a doctor who informed
thQ&e present that the Senator's recov-
ery depends on his being absolutely
quiet. This leads to the supposition
that attending physicians have taken
renewea nope ana now ueueve tney
can pull the Congressman through. It
was stated today that the outlook is
far more encouraging than at any tlmo
since the Senator was strlckon.
A number of Senators and Represen-
tatives visited the Tillman home to-
day dreading to hear' discouraging
reports but leaving greatly cheered.
A pall of gloom has overhung tlje Cap-
ital since Friday.
BUSY MOVING IN STOCK
Ncii South Side Hardwire Firm Will
Do Renily For Business
From Mnnrtnv'H Dnllv?
Tho Cowden-Payton Hardware Comi -
pany Abllono's now southslde enter-f
AGED SHREVEl'OHT MAN IS
prise is almost ready for business. A I porter business office Raffles dls- " " "y s Ufty:
force of workmen were engaged today I gulsed as a working man In overalls ' nrk' a prominent business
In moving the Over stock Into tho old'8louch hat with hammor and Baw nnn ot Mexln Is among tho business
Sellers building op Chestnut- streets humorously l elated the finale. tfe can- vl""ors of "'o cty-
bctweon South Fit stand South Second eluding chapter. Mr. Raffles' account ""' Clnr fo"orly resided In Wll-
lr. Cowdon attired In overalls was follows; Ihuiison county whoro he wns Instruct-
hard nt It and estimated hp would be I My tompestoua poBsaso through this .'". tuo l'mcnts of learning by T.
nblo to. got Into shape by tomorrow. ! elty has caused a great deal of dls- Y' Wer mvf sheriff of Taylor county
wow gopus tor uin new firm arrive
daily. Every shipment of freight
brings out articles of hnrwaro mer
The first sporting goods shipment
Is expected to arrive In the near fu-
ture Cross D. Payton Is buyer ot this
particular commodity and announces
ho will put In a thorough stock of
huntera' nnd fishers' supplies as woll
as well as baseball and football goods
THREE INDICTMENTS TODAY'
IN "COTTON LEAK" CASES.
WASHINGTON Feb 21 Moses
Haaa of New York was Indicted in tho
District of Columbia today In connec-
tion with tho "cotton leak" scandal In
tho department of agriculture. He
must come to Washington for trial ac-
cording to tho decision of today's sup-
remo court. Theodore Price and Fred-
erick Peckham who were Indicted at
tho samo tlmo as Haas will also be
compelled to come to Washington ifor
J L MerrJtt left this mp?wng on a
business trlP'to Putaam and Weather.
MYSTERIOUS MR RAFFLES
HAS BEEN CAPTURED AND
MAN OF MYSTERY COR-
R A. IRWINE RECENT ADDITION
TO ABILENE PROVES -CLEVEREST
OF ALL AMATEUR DETECTIVES
( 7 ' ' '
Irwine Relates Tale Of Night Vigil
Arid Subsequent Capture And Raf-
fles Adds His Own Account
From Monday's Daily: '
The Raffles chase Is ended. Mr.
Raffles met his Waterloo this after-
noon about half past one o'clock; The
capture was affected by R. A. Irwine
1441 North Second street of this city.
Mr Irwine recently came to Abilene
and is about to open up what is known
a's the Union Wo.olen Ttfills establish
ment for tho salo of fifteen dollar
shits made to order.
Mr. Irwlne's account of the capture
is as follows'
"I had taken no particular Interest
in the chase up to lost Saturday even-
ing when I saw Raffles in the display
window of Minter Dry Goods Compa-
ny's store. Having seen him around at
the Grace hotel several times 1 felt
that he had as he stated In his story
Sunday "put one over" -on me. There-
fore I decided on viewing him in tho
window that I would enter tho chase
in real earnest and endeavor to cap-.
fliro lllm Slnnrlnv tilMi- T tvnnnA TJof
.. a"- v.-v. m-
1 ties to a house on Orango street ac
companied by a friend and determined
to watch the place until Raffles Bhould
make his exit This I did and about
one thirty I saw him leavo the house
dressed as a working-man carrying a
saw and hammer but he didn't have
me mislead for the reason that I was
Well acquainted with his general size
' "I foftowed him for a few blocks and
when ho reached North Second street
1 walked up to him and handed him
the salutation hitting him on the
shoulder with tho latest Issuo of the
Dally Reporter Raffles said 'All
right old boy you've won the money;
come with mo and I'll fix you up 0. IC
Entering the office of tho Pally Re-
porter I had It explained to mo that
I would bo paid tho money on the
stage of tho Majestic theatro tonight:
and receive the reward."
Mr. Raffles who was captured this
afternoon by a gentleman formerly of
Hiiermnn hns added to tho story of the
.cnptor his own graphic account of tho
capture Seated at enso in Tho Re-
turoanco in tno minus of many neonlc.
Yet it Is rensonnblo to assume that n'iclllr'k rPcnl'3 vividly many scenes en
groat denl of pleasure nnd amusement
HUB been experienced at my oxnenae
However today tho chaso camo to a
very pleasurable ending greatly to my
satisfaction and all thoso concernod
for though I really enjoyed the cliMe
ami my work of misleading you my
capture la always hailed with great
pleasure. For hellovo. mo It nocea-
sarlly requires a great deal of vital
force to carry on the dutleB of Mr
Raffles 1 wish to Bay a few words
In behalf pf tho mysterious Mr Raf-
fles to tho offect that It has been fea-
tured by a great many of tho leadlmr
and most reputable papers In this1
country always to tho plonauro and 'SXN' IHSPOIiTIill IN MANY
deMght of the public. j NORTHWESTERN H'l STES TODAY
Tho capture Itself camo abopt very! KAN8A8 CITY Feb. 21. Snow
much In tho same manner as you havo'Btoms mvo !'e" roiioitrri from many
already read In the story glvon out by l'lacea In tho north and west today and
Mr Irwin I had started out In tho U Predicted thut a lust of ttl win
gujsQ of a working man with Inten- tr wJIJ bo had during the nnatwenty-
tlons of making a few calls In Uio res- 'our hours. In Northern Kansas tho
Ident district for material with which thermometer is registering four de
to feature my afteraeos story Leav. greeOklwye ero aud In the southern
Inff a house on Orange street I walked parts oil tfiat state with the mercury
In a very business like planer towards twenty-two degrees above a heavy
North Second street Betas on the snow storm is prevailing
alert I discovered three gentlemen
walking behind me nnd thinking pos
sibly they might bo man hunters 1
ciossea tne. street and lost them. On
North Second street air. Irwlno got
mo and slapped mq on the shoulder
with tho lntest edition of Tho Reporter
nnd tragically declared according to
regulations that I was tho mysterious
Mr. Rafflos. l
s "You are the mysterious Mr. Raffles
of the Abileno Dally nnd Sunday Re-
porter tho nanor flint rnnehon nlnnfv
fpilr cent of tho homes in Abilene." I
immediately acknowledged "tho goods'
nnd remarked: "All right old
ie wiin mo anu i win nx you up
O. K." Proceeding to the Reporter
offico identification was confirmed.
It is with no little regrot that I am
obliged to leave this boautlful city.
However. I wish to state that to me
the chase has been an.cnditrlnc source
of pleasuro and tho hearty zeal with
wnicii the amateur sleuths of Abilene
have entered nnd Continued to stay
with the chase only goes to prove that
Abileno people are alive and equal to
any occasion which may bo presented
Tonight I will appoar on tho stage
or tno Majestic theatre accompanied
by my captor whore tho reward money
paid by Tho Dally Reporter will be
presented to Mr. Irwine.
U. S. SUPREME fOIJRT SAYS
uy Associated Press.
WASHINGTON D. C Feb 21 By
reversing tho decision of tho supromo
court of tho stato or Alnbama today
tho' United States Supremo court de-
clared Unions aro unconstitutional as
applied to tho Southern Railway com-
pany by tho Alabama statute Tho
Alnbama lpws levy an annual fran-
chise tax on foroign corporations in
tho state and doing business In that
MUSI'ESS OF MEXIA
r AMONG ADILENE Y
"; v . """' " ."" iiuhubukuo. air.
acted In tho littlo. log schoolhoiiBo In
which neither tho rod waB spared nor
the child spoiled.
WENT IN DRUG STORE
AND GAVE BIIITJI TO SON.
Special to Tho Rpportor.
GALVESTON. Fob. 21. Mr
Campbell of Texan City g'avo birth to
a son In a Market street drug store
hero this morning Sha was not ex-
pecting a visit from tho stork for sev-
eral days and wont to the storo fpr
medicine. Mother nnd son aro doing
NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE
SENATE TODAY 111 TAFT
Special to Tho Repot tor!
WASHINGTON Feb. 21. President
Taft today sent tio nomination of Eu
gone Noll to the Senate for Federal
Mnrahnll In the Western district of
Texas Tho nomination of 'United
States district attorney for this dis-
trict was also sent In by tho president
Charles A. lloynton being Selected.
Renr Admiral of navy: Captain Stnun
SHOT Itll'LE INTO A KEG
OF DYNAMITE; INJURED.
Special to Tho Reporter.
SAN ANGEt.O Feb. 21 Three boys
narrowly escaped denth yesterday af-
ternoon nt a railway camp a short 'dis-
tance north of tho city when one of
thorn fired a bullot from a target rifle
Into a fifty pound keg or dynnmito
causing a terrific explosion They
wore unaware of tho keg's contents.
Tho youths wdro hurled to thy ground.
A lnrgo hole was torn In tho earth.
KILLED BY SON
TRAGEDY OCCURS AT CHILDRESS
BOY DEFENDANT ARRESTED
Follow hip Shooting of Father and Is
Lodged in .Tail; Feeling lit.
Ii'iiso State Sjmpalhy
CHILDRESS Fob. 21. Frank L.
Craig foinioiiy a citizen of this place
van hhot and instantly killed hero this
morning at eight o'clock by his fifteen
v -ar old sou Al Oialg following alleg-
ed nuuso of mpmbors of the family L;
the head of tho household.
Craig It is said commenced a qunr-
rpl with members of his faniily pre-
ceding breakfast and latir attacked
Jiis married daughter Mrs .Ruth. Hnin-
llu. nRed eljihtoen. Ho Is nnld to have
jMxised her into the ynrd caught her
snnrcneu nor ny tne nnir auu uinggcu.
her around threatening to cut hor
Craig's fifteen yeara old son Al at
that moment stepped around a corner
of the house calmly shouldered a alii i
gun took deliberate al mat his father
ii'id Miilul tho trigger! As tho deafen
ing ruporl rang out Cruig BaiiK to the
siouiid dead tho entire lolt'sldo of
ills face shattered by the shot.
SUorily after tho killing tho boy
who Is small for Ills age weighing
only alty pounds wns arrested and
placed In jail.
Feeling Is hig'i ov.v the nutter Thd
sympathy of tho )i) He uppaarn to be
with tho hoy defendant ns it is general
ly believed ho acted In defense of his
BANQUET TO BE DIN
BY YOUNG MEN'S GLASS
Knights of I'jllilns Hull Will
- Scene -Tonight of u Most
From Monday's Dally:
A banquet will be glyen tonight at
half past eight o'clock ill tho Knights
of Pythian hull an Pino Htieet to tho
members of the men's class of the
First Christian Sunday school.
Tho class oiiioljnient totals forty
members nearly all of whom nro In'
the city unci hayo glvon notico that
they will attend No ladles will ho
The monu will include the very
choicest- of edibles. Addruasos will bo
dojlovorcd by W. II Sowell who In-
structs tho class C W. Uacon Super-
intendent of tho First Christian Sun-
day school W. J. Cunningham 0. P.
ThoiuuB and otheis.
Members of tho local press nro In
eluded in tho invitation Hat and a
rpleasurnhle time Is promisee) (ill who
ROHINS ANNOUNCES THE
CRIHTION OF NEW OFFICE.
HOUSTON Fob. 21. PrcsiUjtit Rob-
Ins of tho Trinity & Hrazos Valley
roud today announced tho creation ot
a now offico for that road tho title to
lie Assistant Gonpral Passenger Agent.
B. J. Tucker has boon appointed as
first occupant. Tucker litta been city
passenger agent at Dallas for several
years. Ilia future headquarters will
-it at Houston
FORT WORTH Feb 21 Cattle re
colpt 2500. Ho receipts 2000.
Steers fair steady tops WOO Cows
choice higher tops M.GG Calves fair
steady tops I5-&0 flogs fair steady
STRIKING CAR WORKERS YESTER-
DAY INJURED OVER lutf
Y GARS WERE DAMAGED
Strikers Threw Stones mid Sticks
Throngji Car Windows and Set
Fire to Three Curs 1200
By Associated Press.
PHILADELPHIA Pottli. Fob. 21.
Notwithstanding yesterday's sovera
rioting tho Philadelphia Rapid Trans-
it Co nunounccd today that It would1
operate twelve hundred cars six hun-
dred inoio thnn the regular schedula
number. Hundreds of peoplo wore In-
jured more or less aorlously yester-
day most of the Injuries bolng caused.
by stones nnd other missies thrown In-
to thenars by tho-utrlnkers..
Tim llttlo girl who was shot by ac-
cident will lccovor. According to tho
statement of tlio company officials
two hundred and -ninety-seven cars
were dnmnged dining tho disorders ot
yesterday nnd of those two were com-
pletely destroyed by fire wbilo ona
other wns partly burned. Two ihous-
nnd six hundred car windows were bro
ken by stones sticks and other inla-
Bles thrown by the strikers.
Today mattois botweon tho strikers
ah dtrauslt companies aro no nearer a
Bottlemont thnn thoyVvero on Saturday
when the first notice. of tho strlko
was given out by union loadorB. A
meeting hold Saturday night by tho
dlroctora of tho transit company caus-
ed another to bo held yesterday after-
noon at which tho stijko leaders woro
admitted.. Although tho results ot tho
joint conference could not be learned.
It is known that tho company will not
ngreo to tho strikers terms and that
the car employes aic not willing ta re-
turn at tho ton per cent Increase of-
fered by tho company Tho chief dir
rorenco bctwoon the employes nnd tho
company seems to be In tho number of
hours In eaci man's working day. Tho
strikors nllcgo. that there has boon dis-
crimination In that -some aio allowed
to work ns many hours as they wish
up to eighteen per day while others
tuo forced to null after a run of only
A motorman and conductor of ono
of "tho cars started out this morning
woro injured when the car wns wreck-
ed In tho northesnturn portion of tho
city It Is bollovod that tho motor-
man's skull wns fractured. Both hayo
boon placed In tho hospital.
TERRY HOUSER REPORTED
ON ROAD TO RECOVERY
Mrs. W. P Crow Who was culled to
Waco a few weeks ago on account ot
the serious 'illness of her brother Ter-
ry HOUBor has returned to Abilono
and reports Mr Housor Improving
when sho loft him. Mrs Crow was ac-
compnnlod hy her sister MrB. Crutch-
or of Sweetwater.
Thoro is HP lMo Uipro familiar
o old Umorfl of AhUono than that of
Toiry HnUHnr ho having liocn ono ot
thd first to locate hero tuiit.foi' sev-
eral yearn was connected with Ed 8.
Hughes In the hiirdWuru business imd
none hero know him hut to iumlro him
Did nil hopo to hear of his ultimate
Weather Indications w
Maximum temperature C8.
Minimum tompurnturo 29
Mean temparaturo 48.
East Toxas North tonight nnd Tues-
day unsettled woathor coldor tonight
pxcopt in western portion; warmer la
the Intorlor Tuesday.
East Toxus South totjlght nnd Tues-
day unsettled woathor colder tonight
warmer In tho Interior Tuesday frost
nearly to tho const Tuesday morn-
ing West Toxas North tonight and
Tuo8i1nyr generally cloudy weather.
snow flurries In tho paiilinndlo colder
In tho panhnndo Tuesday
West Texas South tonight and Tues-
day generally cloudy weather.
W. II anion Observer
EGYPTIAN MINISTER s"hOT HY
STUDENT HIED EARLY TODAY.
By Associated Press: .
CAIRO Egypt. Fob. 21. Uoiltrcs
Pubbu Glmll Egyptian premier and
minister of foreign uffals wu was
shot by a student died toc'iy Tho as-
sassin who was arreted declared that
he bought to uvengo a certain act ot
tho povormiiciit which wan displeasing
to tho Nationalists or whom the pris-
oner In ono.
F. M. Clement of tho subscription
department of tho Houston Post was
here yesterday on business and left
this morning- for Clyde on a slnUlar-missloa
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