Abilene Daily Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 230, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 4, 1907 Page: 1 of 8
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ABILENE DAILY REPORTER
A fresh shipment pf
Jde's Kttndy Kitchen
A Fresh Shipment
THURSDAY APRIL 4 1007
T: & P. PASSENGER TRAIN
SMASHES INTO FREIGHT
MUD IN HURT
UGLY GASH ON HAND CUT BY
SHATTERED WINDOW GLASS.
TRAIN DELAYED FIVE HOURS
Locomotor of Passenger Put Out of
'. CommtosIonJUid Box Car of Freight
"smashed to Splinter.
' The Texas & Pacific passenger train
No. 5 duo hero at 4:27 was more than
flvo hours late this morning mostly as
a result of a' Bmashup which occurred
at the first siding west of Cisco.
Will Ltpha'm of Truby was a passen-
.gor on the train returning from Fort
Worth and furnished The Reporter
with tKn particulars as follows:
"A freight train had left Cisco ahead
of the passenger and took the first
siding. The passenger was running
some behind &me and smashed into
the caboose of the freight train which
was on the mainline. The locomotive
of the passenger was put out of com-
mission and another had to be sent
to the scene fromBard' The damage
tr the caboose-was slight although the
car next was scattered to splinters by
The. impact. The' only persons hurt
waB a man from Midland his hand be-
ing cut by the glass from a shattered
window and the negro porter of th
Pullman. The accident happened at
4:20 this morning."
BAIRD SCHOOL BONDS
CAMPAIGN IS QUITE WARM.
Special to th3 Abilene Reporter:
The election fqrVthe Issuance-or' npt
of BondTby VefWrd Independent
School District created by tho present
Legislature to build a school building-
of considerable Blze and cost takes
place here next Saturday April 6th
Considerable Interest la being taken
in the matter as the District Includes
a very largo territory and Includes
Jand In largubbdlcs owned by .some
who think ltrls wrong for them to have
to support schools at auch a cost whllo
they ha.ve not much Interest In the
matter deeming It confiscatory in Its
Thomas B. Thornton yjshicr of the
First National Bank of alrd made a
trip to Merkel Sunday evening return-
ing homo Tuesday morning.
Thomas E. Powell mado a trip to
Stamfortl a few days ago. '
The many friends of Mrs. W. J. Pow-
er of Stamford regret verw much her
death last Wednesday For many
years the family lived In Callahan conn
ty and were hold In high esteem by all
who knew them.
We are stlllneedlng rain and It ap-
pears as If a drouth might be on us.
rrk Q nf tVin Rtntn mralnst J. B
Seay local option "prosecution - was
set In the Court of Criminal AppeaU
for the lOUi Instant but we learn the
attorneys for the defendant seek a post
ponemont on account of being engaged
In other cases at homo.
' Balrd. ha's a lively business; trado
and real estate Is advancing In value;
Dalrd 1b in'need of a Steam Laundry
and It would pay ono well to locate
here. There Is an abundance of water
supply In either the creek north or that
SPECIAL SONG SERVICE
AT CIIIIISTJJAX CHURCH
Specif 1 song service at the 1st
Christian church tlds evening at 8
o'clock Mr. Barnoy L. MnrrlB of Dal-
las will bo with us for the purpose of
drilling tho s(ngors and conducting
uhe music during the revival services
whlch will begin Sunday morning.
RAILROADS AND EWIPLOYEES WE
CONCESSIONS AND PEACE IS IN
SHICAGO April 4. Representatives labors. The general opinion today Ib
of the Federal government Knapp and that tho' situation Is more peaceful.
NeVll who hnvo beon trying to bring Both sides dt Is paid mado slight con-
about pence between' tho western rail- cessions and t Is belieyed'that nn'adV
i roads and the 'trainmen and TJonducJnrs Justment of the differences wU be
are beginning to Bee the end of their 'made
fowu jurors so" far
'FOR RUEFF'S TJUAL.
By Associated Press.
BAN FRANCISCa April 4.
The trial of Abraham Rueff for
nxtortlon was resumed today In
J an effort to select a Jury. Four S.
B of the Jurymen have been secur- J&
tt ed. 8
GRAND JURY RETURNS SEVEN IN-
1UCTMENTS. TESTIMONY IN POWER CASE
Expected to Be Completed and Argu
ment of Lawyers Begun Tomorrow
and Verdict Immediately.
The attornejs for the defense In the
trial of Lester Power charged with
murder stated to a representative of
The Reporter this afternoon that It
was expected the taking of testimony
would be finished aDd the arguraent-of
the lawyers begun tomorrow mornig
The counsel for the defense rested in
the taking of testimony this afternoon
and the rebuttal evidence of the prose-
cuUon was begun. It is expecied that
fhnt win ho' oismnlntpd thin afternoon
and the after the purrebuttal evidence
11-. ..Mn .1..M .(V.1VIlf t ia loWT-
of the defense the argumnt of the law
yers In the -case will bo heard. It- Is
expected -that the caso will Jje In the
hands of Uw jury and a-verdlct return-
ed by Saturday night. About sixty
witnesses are. In attendance from Car-
ney and It is very evident that they
are anxious for the case to be finish
There were seven indictments re
turned by the extra session of the
grand jury all of them felony one for
piurder two .thefts rom person one
for theft of horse theft and embezzle-
ment and another.
PeUt Jury for Sixth Wckf
E. A. Vestal A. M. Sheppard J. R.
Pn-jTAlt .T. W. Snradlev. C. C. O'Neal.
J. E. McCarty J. T.Perry J. B. Shack
elford C. C. Powell W. A. Sheppard
Geo. L. Paxton W G. Pylant J. H.
Thornton. W. C. Rosson S. M. Smoth
ers W. A. Stagner 3. M. Townsena
Frank Stlnchcomb M. D. Saffel 8. D.
McWhorter F. W Reidenbach C. L.
McNegBe J. D'. Porter W. G. Swcnson
S. G. Russell. W. A Kolly O. P. Thom
as D S. Kauffman Wm. Schwantes
D. D. Stevens T. N. Ramsey J. D.
Southworth. W G. McAnlsh. D
Howell J. N.-Sheppard C. C. King.
McDnvld's Match Box.
Since our last report March 25th II-
nftnana Vinvn hnan laflllfvl nn follows!
kVU-IVH ...V.V WWM .w.mv!. .... ....-... .
. K. D Mlddloton and Miss Bessie Holv
S. M. Marrow nnd Miss L. Lewis.
Walter S. Andrews and Miss Mag-
gie Viola Ailen.
Ear! McGIll and Miss Beatrice Ward
Abilene Cotton Market.
Anlv n ruw Imlnu nnw nnd then com-
Will " . U...WM .... ...... . -- ( .- ...... .1 ...... -r
lng In mostof which Is of a low radojhuslnoss house on South First street
and selllng.at 0 to 8:50 Middling is
quoted today (Thurday) at 9;75.
Public Weigher Ross has weighed In
nt his .yard 9375 bales Hart' 19933
and there has been received nt tho
Farmer's Union wiiro house 1743.
A total cif3105G bales sold by the
farmers on the streets of AbUcno.
THAW DECLARED SANE
BY LUNACY COMMISSION
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK. April 4. Harry It
Thaw is sane.
The report of the" lunacy commission
was mado to Justice Fitzgerald Just af
ter the noon hour today.
In anticipation of the verdict Of the
commission a great crowd surged
about the criminal court building to
day. The commission sat until a late
hour last night and tuo announcement
as to whether the trial would bo re;
sumed or the defendant Harry Thaw
would bo sent to the Mattewan asylum
wap expected all of the morning.
Refuse to Discuss Hearing".
Messrs. Ilnoy and McClure of the
ilunacy commission left the conference
with Justlco Fitzgerald at twelve
o'clock. They refused to discuss the
hearing In any way. Dr. Putzel of tho
lunacy commission withdrew from the
council and when he left tho criminal
OFFICERS IN SEARCH FOR
HELTON COTTON M.O'.
BELTON April 4. W. R. Miller
who Is alleged to have secured $5000
Ion a duplicate bill of lading signed by
the agent for the Santa Fe Railway at
Belton Is being vainly sought by tho
officers. The caso Is the outgrowth
of a transaction which Miller Is said
to have secured $75000 from Weld and
Neville of Houston. Owing to the fact
that the bill of lading on which the
the money was paid was signed by an
agent of the railroad It Is said to stand
Although agents of the railroad at
small stations are supposed to inspect
nll sijraents befo'-e signing bills of
1. .. .... 1 1 .ln ..rin...f
lading mis is not mwuy nunc caicv.i
ally during the rush of cotton ship
meats. It was theroforp very easy to
Be'curo-a bill of ladlngtfor cotton which
was nor on Hand iiauroau attorneys
are very much Interested In tho legal
complications which have resulted.
Tho Railroad Problem.
(Senator Franls G. Newlands In tho
The United States government
should fix a rational and fair rule for
the taxation of railroad properties
which would leave nothing fo discre-
tion which could be ascertained by
Mathematical certainty such as would
be the percentage tax on gross receipts
levied by the various States In propor
tion to their mileage.
There are other provisions which a
National lncorporaUon act should
contain. One is an Insurance and pen
sion fund for employes. Ono per cent
of the gross receipts of all the rnll-
i-oads of the country would bo about
$20000000 annually. This sum put Into
a pension fund Invested under Uie
direction of the secretary of tho treas-
ury would yield a wide and Impor-
tant benefit. Tho Interstate commerce
commission should also be mado nn
effective board of conciliation between
employes and railroads to piovent tho
wnr which now follows their failure to
agree war which does not Involve
them only and to "the detriment of
- yoth but which Involves the enure
country sometimes threatenlug the
destruction of commerce between
States and communities.
Elder Wm. L. flllilw Dies Suddenly.
The entire town was shocked at 2
o'clock this (Thursday) afternoon 'to
lonrn of tho very sudden death of Elder
Wm T. nihlm wlltnh (ieill'rfld nt Ills
at tho hour nhove named.
At 12 o'clock ho was attacked with
hemorrhage of tho brain and foil un
conscious nnd remained pq until death
Mr. .Glbbs bolng qnft of the Pioneer
BQttlerB'of Abllone and ono of tho old-
est nuwspapor men In tho town Tho
Reporter will have a more extanslvo
write up of hlB life and death In tomor-
The Taylor county Farmers' Union
)s now .holding Its quarterly meotlntf
at Odd Follows hall on South Second
street and a Reporter representatlverj
learned at noon tpat about all tuo lo
cals In'tha county woro represented.
Eugeno Scoggln at Aransas Pass
will rend this rpapor and weep W with
the news of home. Ill father orders
It to him . i
court building he rofusod to go Into a
discussion of the hearing and this ac
tion has led to tho boliot that two mom-
beres of tho commission believed that
Thaw was competent to advlso with
hlB counsel In the caso while a physi-
cian who wns uIbo a member of tho
"commission believed Unit Thwn Is men
"Justice Wanted Unnnlmous Report.
At 11:30 there seemed tp bo a differ-
ence In opinion among tho members of
the commission. It was rumored Unit
two of the laymen could not agree with
the medical members. Justlco Fitzger-
ald called the jury Ui and excused tho
members until two o'clock this after
noon. In tho meanwhile -he lunncy
commission went .Into another session
In the court roomf Justice Fitzgerald
who was very anxious to have u unnnl-
COURT STOPS SUGGESTIVE
PICTURE SCENE OF SHOW.
BEAUMONT April 4. County At-
torney C. W. Howtu madi application
In tho forty-eighth district court for
an InjuncUon to restrain the proprietor
of a moving plcturn show here from
showing a film purported to depict the
events In tbo Thaw-White tragedy. Af-
ter a great deal of argument betwe'en
attorneys on both sides of the cuse
Judge W. H. Pope finally consented
to go to the theatre and see the pic
tures. In one part of the film a man
representing Stanford White gives tlr
girl representing Evelyn Nesblt a glast
of champngne and then when she falls
asleep on a sofa places a screen in
front of her. The court ruled that this
nart of tho film was highly suggestive
ntd Injurious to public morals ami thtf
pianagemont agreed to turn off the
light whllo this part of tho film Is pass
lng through the machine.
SIMULTANEOUS REVIVALS TO
BEGIN nERE NEXT SUNDAY.
Rev. G. S. Davis pastor of the Cum-
berland Presbyterian church and Rev.
L. R. Scarborough pastor of the First
BaptlBt church -have announced that
they will begin the revival services at
their churches next Sunday. Rov.
Granville Snoll will begin some day
tho next week and Rov. D. L. Colllo
of the First Methodist church will be
gin Sunday weok. Tho district confer-
ence to bo held at Haskell next week
is tho cause of the postponement nnd
tho Methodist pnstor will leave tonight
for Fort Worth and Dallas whero he
goes to securo tb sslstance of an
evangelist and singer. Tho services
will be conducted slmultnnenously at
all of the churches and there will be
ono union meeting each day during
"This Is our last contribution to any
nowspapor until It rains. Our tonk Is
about dry think It' may last three
days yet If It isn't too hot. Wo will
then put tho old lady and the "kids" In
tho wngon put out tho flro and call
tho dogs. We don't like tho looks of
tho weather this spring. It reminds
ns of the vear wo all wont broko. Wo
don't wnnt It to rain awhile vet any-'
how. If a good ruin wore to corao now
half tho "ltlds" In this settlement would
water founder before wo could gather
and tie 'em. Tho old residents know
all about Biich tilings nnd tho now
comers will soon learn. Ono thing Is
certain. It will rain somotlmo and
wo can raise roasting ears hard enough
for moonshine whiskey."
The nbovo Ib tho pitiful wall of u
contributing stockman to a Carlsbad
N M papor.
Rov. J. A Schtuif. pastor of the
Catholic church of tills city hns jimt
returned from Stamford ana Hamlin
whero ho has boon holding services
it was hla flrat'trlp to Hamlin and ho
found thirteen families of ono nation
ality that aro communcunts of his
church. Tho prospects at thnt pla"co
N. W. BrookB. an attorney formerly
of the town of Troupe this stato ar-
rived at Abjleno with his wlfo yester
day to make this city thOir omo.
aninv will live out In ValJoy View. Wo
welcome them to tho city and trust
Umt they will be pleased with us and'
BACK TO THE BEER.
By Associated Press.
ST. LOUIS April 4. The
brewery strike Is over and tho
hum of activity In tho breweries
was resumed again this morn-
ing nenrly all of the strikers
returning to work.
ARGUMENT BEGUN BEFORE THE
MAY RE COMPELLED TO TALK
And Explain Some of the Testimony
Gli en n the Hearing Before the
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON. April I. The ar-
guments In the famous Harrlman caso
which was heard before the Interstate
Commerce commission a few weeks
ago In New York wns begun this morn
lng. Tho proceedings are not in the
nature of a hcariug but merely argu-
ment which involves the qucstlbn
whether the Union and Southern Pa
cific are competing rallroadB. In his
tesUmony before tho commission In
New York Mr. Harrlman insisted thati
tho two roads woro not competing lines
in h n remnant tnilnv Hnrrlmnn's
Sldtf Is represented by Attorneys Milt
IliUffi nntbUoVctK- TSuTCriWeUCTB'ex;
peCieu WJ OXpiUlll uiu uc mumuinb
tho Chicago nnd Alton railroad which
was brought out at the New York hear-
ing. i-..w !! 1U iIahI wnnm rl Irt
WASHINGTON D. C. April 4. The
Interstate Commerce Commission Is1
hearing today counsel for E. H. Harrl-
man as ta his ansyerng Certain ques-
tions which he did not answer 'W the
session nt which ho appeared. Tho
commission has talked of asking the
court to compel Mr. Harrlman to an-
swer those questions. The counsel aro
also submitting additional testimony
nnd presenting arguments regarding
the contention that the Union Pacliic
and Southern Railroads nro parallel
and competing lines. Tho commission
will also bring on any additional points
they see fit.
IS SAID TO BE BREAKING.
WASHINGTON D. C April 2. Des-
pite the emphatic asflertlon of presi-
dent Roosovolt that ho Ib feeling " fit
as a Addle" tho Btato of tho presldontB
health continues to glvo his friends
nlarm. Members of tho oxocutlvo fam-
ily a also fearful lost his nerves glvo
wny under Uie strain.
MIOMINENT METHODIST BISH-
OP DIES IN HONG KONG.
By Associated Press. .
NEW YORK April 4. Tho nows of
tho death of Bishop JameB N. Fitz-
gerald of tho Methodist MplBcopal
church which occurred .In Hong Koiy;
was received hero today.
mi rmr irV.TK WORK OF
LAYING TRACIf TODAY.
Special to Tho noporter.
WAXAHACHH3 April 4 The work
of loylng track for the Wichita & Braz-
os Vnloy railroad will 'probably bo
completed this nfternppn.
By Associated Press
KANSAS CITY April 4. Meyer T
Wilson age twenty-three years sop
of II T Wilson 'n prominent morchant
shot and kUled himself IhlB morning.
PROMINENT MERCHANTS SON SUICIDES
GENEVA HOTEL FIRE
EIGHTEEN OTHERS WERE SERI-
OUSLY BURNED OR INJURED.
SEVERAL MORE ARE MISSING
Jlost of the Victims Were Caught
While Atlecp by the Flnmes and
Were Roasted fo Death.
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO. APRIL 4. 1907
In a flro last night which destroyed
tho Genova hotel occupied largely by
Italian laborers seventeen of tho In-
mates woro cremated and eighteen oth-
ers are at a hospital suffering with
serious burns or Injuries sovornl of
who mny die as a result. Besides
this number of the known dead there
are missing thoook an unknown wo-
man a boy four years of ago and a
girl eight years of nge Tho flamoB
started In the kitchen of tho hotel and
had made great headway boforo thoy
woro discovered. There woro hundreds
of lodgors In tho building which burn
ed Hko tinder. Most of tho number
who lost their lives woro caught whllo
asleep and roasted to death. Tho ma
jority of those woro hurt or burn-
while Jumping from tho upper story
Texas News in Brief
FORT WORTH April 4. An agree-
ment has been secured by the Homo
Pnrfnrv and Industrial Association of
JFort Worth for one of the largest dena
tured' rtlcohohyilantn-r-in- tne unuco -States
to lojato In Texas and oVArr
fort Is being' mado tWec'uro tho ptanti
for Fort Worth. This product is placed
on tho samo basis as coal oil gasoline
and -other cheap fuels by tho removal
of tho duty of- $2.07 per gallon by con
EL PASO April 4. Fruit growers
report that tho recent cold snap dam
aged 'fruit nnd grain not only norm or
tho city but to the Bouth as woll. Alfal
fa Imb been nlppod and tho first crop
will bo short Tho grnpo blooms have
been killed entirely and It Ib believed
moBt of tho fruit ha been ruined. The
grapes wore a Httlo premature and It
to oniii nni win rnran out annln lf'the
frost bitten vines aro clipped off.
EAGLE PA88 April 4. Internation-
al complications between tho United
Statos nnd Moxlco may result from tae
reported action of a body of Mexican
troops crossing tho Rio Gratdo and tak
lng back to Moxtco a military deser-
ter. Tho nffntr o.ccurrod In UiIb county
on the" sheep ranch of W. W Taylor
nnd Georgo McDonnld opposite tne
town of Jlmlnoz. Mexico where tho re-
cent nlleged rovoluUonncy outbreak oc.
currcd. Mr. Taylor who hns Just re
turned from a visit to his ranch gives
this account of the affair:
"I-ast Wednesday a Mexican soldier
deserted and camo to the sheophortler's
enmp near tho river and asked for food
nnd sholtor which wore given him
"Early the next morning neroro ua m
light a topxlcnn" army officer and an- t
other soldier came fo the camp and
asked about some cows. Catching
sight of tho deserter the officer flrd
In the ulr nnd a squad of eight or ten
soldiers nimctirod. The doflorter was
captured nnd token tnok over the Hv-
or. Thn shoopherdur ib told to Keep
IiIb mouth closed or he also would be
taken liijolt with the hoUHoch A Sol
dior's enp of the Mexlqiyv "infantry
Btylei a pair of Moxlcan army spura.
legglns and BnddlebaBHhavobeen found
near the place.'1
OF HUNDRED PEOPLE:
The tragedy was enacted at the cor-
nr of Eleventh and Walnut streets in
full view of at least one hundred mi- j
tutors. No coubo Is known by the fawkj
lly or friends of the deceased for
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