Abilene Daily Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 233, Ed. 1 Monday, April 8, 1907 Page: 1 of 8
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ABILENE DAILY REPORTER
a fresh shipment of
Joe'd Xrnidy KUcU!ti
A Fresh Shipment
MONDAY AfcRIL 8 1907
FOR LIFE OF HARRY TIN
M TM HAPPY
AND THINKS THAT HE WILL HE A
TREE MAN THIS WEEK.
SI. HAMILTON WAS EXCUSED
tttpoH Objection of Counsel foe State
and Court Took Recess Until
2 o'clock This Afternoon.
NEW YORK 8. With the opening
of tho Thaw trial today District Attor-
ney Jerome said that ho could only
ask tho .court formally not to confirm
tho report of''tho- lunacy commission
but Justice Fitzgerald overruled the
motion and ordered that tho trial pro-
coed. "Dr. Allan Hamilton wa3 called
as .a witness by the defense but Je-
rome dbjectcd to him testifying say-
ing thrtt It would open an entirely nerw
case and ho was sustained and the
witness excused. Later the state and
defense both rested. Justice Fitzger-
ald ordered that the jury bo locked
up from now on in tho court house af-
ter which the court took recess nntll
two o'clock this afternoon when Mr.
Delmas will open with a speech for
tho defense which is expected to last
until the adjournment of court for to-
morrow. Harry K Thaw la the happiest and
most confident man of the number for'
tho defense for ho thinks that he -will
be a free man by the latter part of tho
week. His wife and lawyers are -of tho
But there Is a distinct possibility
that the jury will not agree that tho
admitted slayer of a man shnR go
scot free. -This jury la made jrp of
who are familiar with both the smooth
and seamy side of life in this great
metropolis and there may he In their
ranks one or two men who will hold
that Thaw waited too long before tak-
ing the law into his own hands even
though he had what he thought was
With the trial gi owing nearer and
neaner to its close the Interest In tho
final outcome Is becoming more in-
tense. It is the one topic of conver-
sation in the hotels in the clubs and
cafes in tho streets and cars and even
In the homes and the police are mak-
ing preparations to handle a record
breaking crowd about .the com t bunding-
when tho jury finally retires to
consider its verdict.
Judge! Fitzgerald Is not expected tq
consume much time in his charge to
ths jury and tho present Indications
are that he case will be In the hands
of the jury next Friday afternoon.
Aiks Acquittal on Written Law.
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK AprlJ 8. Attorney Del-
mas began "his nddrcss to the jury at
nine minutes past two o'clock this nf-
tornoon and In the very beginning said
that he did not ask for consideration
of tho unwritten law but asked for an
acquittal for Harry K. Thaw on tho
charge of the murder of Stanford
White on the written law of the; state
of New York. He then began a resumo
of Evelyn Nesblt That's testimony.
PASSENGER SERVICE AT LAST
AND PATRONS ARE REJOICING.
The long-lookod-ror passenger ser-
vice has been established on the Wich-
ita Valley and the first train came
through last Sunday It is a real pas-
senger train! No freight cars nor red
baggage coaches but three nice look-
lug carsl Ono baggage ope smoker
nnd one ladles coach. It makes a dally
round trip from AMlfinn to Wlchjtn.
Falls. The north bound passes hero
fi?3G a. m. and tho south bound 0:50
p. m. Tho evening train stands hero
for sunnor. Good connection wun
tho Donver and Knty trninB Is mado atJB;88&tt&EtttaC
Wichita Falls and with the Toxas Cen-
tral nt Stamford and tho Toxas & Pa
clflo.' at Abilene when all trains are on
Wa cannot state when the trains Will i
begin carrying tho mall hut it Is re-
norted that it will only bo a Bbort
time. With .good mall passenger and
freight servlco wewlll bo In much
closer touch with the other points.
EORT WORTH TO JIOLD
Speclnl to The Reporter.
PORT WORTH April 8. A
A local option election has been
ordered for thin county for Aprl Q
27th The fight was opened yes-
terday oy 'the pastors who ex-
changed TiulpltB nnd preached
againtft whlflkey. '
COMERCIAL CLUB NOTES
COMING MEETING AT TORT
On Anrll 22nd and 23rd a meeting
of the Toxas Real Estate & Industrial
Association will be held at Fort Worth
at which time various matters of vital
Importance to the progress and devel
opment of Toxas will receive attention
at tho hands of those present. It ap
pears that a larger number of Com
mercial clubs In West Texas have al
lied themselves with this association
than from any other section of the
state and it is confidently expected
that this part of Texas will have a
good representation present on the oc-
The tide of immigration from tho
north and east Into Texas Is something
wonderful and that portion of Texas
that Is working on practical business
lines to develope her resources and
locate new people and new money will
get the largest benefits from movmenta
of this character.
The organization t le West Texas
Federation of Cmmejclal Clubs has
already attracted a great deal of at
tention and from the publicity given
the movement has caused the Texas
Real Estate and Industrial Association
to expect a large representation from
West Texas on tho 22nd and 23rd Inst
and It Is hoped that they will not be
disappointed as this opportunity wiR
famish" a means of securing a great
deal of valuable advertising for this
part of Texas at a very nominal cost.
Simply the expenses of the delegates
The entertainment committee of the
25000 club and business men are
requested to meet at the 25000 club
room at 3 p. m. tomorrow to map a
program to entertain the business
men's delegation that will arrive In
Abilene at 4 p. m. Thursday the nth
Court 'House IVews.
District court entered its sixth week
work this morning and the first case
on docket was Young Buchanan asking
for the removal of disabilities of a
minor which was granted.
The case of Jim Brown who hired
a horss and buggy from Miles Holmes
and sold the same In Balrd was called
this afternoon and defendant It was
stated by District Atotrney Mahaffey
would plead guilty to tho charge.
A PEANUT OIL MILL
FOR THE TOWN OF HAWLEY.
"" S. H. Howard of tho Arm -oJSmith
& Howard at Hawloy camo in and
spent Sunday with Abilene friends
Sam reports a meeting of tho Peanu
Growers Association on laBt Saturday
five miles north of Hawloy for the
purpose of deciding on a location for
a peanut oil mill. Anson and Stam-
ford had representative there nnd each
town pffered 'bfg Inducements to get
tho mill but the llttlo three-months-old
town of Hawley put on a bold front
and out bid them nnd will got tho oil
HAS HEEN CALLED HOME.
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO April 8-Tho San
Francisco Call today says that Consul
Uyeno who represents Japan In thta
city has been called homo by Foreign
Mlnlstor Hayashl na an assltant In the
fraraIng"orthen6W policy for future
relation of the Empire with tho United
States It Is said that tho. Consul will
TO GO TO AUSTIN
Special to Tho Reporter.
Houston April 8. Tho Houb.
ton lumbermen will go to Aus-
tin nn n nnpclnl train to tirco
8 the repeal of the burdensome 8
$ taxation. 8
WEATKERFORD KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS '
TO BANQUET AT CORNER STONE LAYING
A lecent communication to one of
our active Knights of Pythias from
Hon Henry Mlllor O. K. R. S. of tho
order conveys tho Information that
dn Monday tho 22nd Inst tho cdrner
stone of tho Pythian Widows and Or-
phons homo will bo laid at Weather
ford with appropriate ceremonies at-
tending. It is also advised that tho citizens
of Weatherford are arranging for a
big crowd on this occaBslon and have
nn elaborate program Including n bar-
hocuo to Interest nnd entertain the
There will likely bo quite a lurgo
delegation of Knights from Ablleno
in attendance at this meeting an It
marks nn epoch In tho Pythian his-
tory of Texas that appeals specially
to the real sentiments uppermost In
the hearts and tho minds of tho loyal
lodgo man In viewing nn edifice to ho
erected whore tho widows and or-
phans of deceased Knights enn find
a homo with all the comforts and pro-
taction that tho Ideal homo means for
tho mother and the best educational
advantages and Industrial training of
The record made by this joung giant
of fraternities in the manner of raising
a fund to build this home is some-
thing remarkable and has no parallel
In fraternal history. In 1897 the sum
of $2000 was appropriated by the
grand lodge of that year and set aside
as a nucleus around which to raise a
fund for this purpose. Llttlo did the
members of that convention think at
the time that in less than 10 years a
fund would be in sight of sufficient
magnitude to begin so great and lau-
dable an undertaking: but duilng tho
administration of our fellow-townsman
O. P. Thomas as grand chancellor of
Texas it was decided that with a
small additional per capita tax on the
membership of Texas that this work
could be begun at once and prepara
tions were matlp to settle the matter
affirmatively at the Grand lo'dgo con-
vention at the close of his term. at
G. C. This sentiment? was given spe-
cial emphasis njhundreds of tatters
that went out from the "grand chancel-
lor's office at Abilene during tho lntter
part of Mr. Thomas' administration
and when the Pythian hosts assemoled
ELKS INSTALL OFFICERS
AND APPOINT COMMITTEES
At the regular meeting Saturday
night the following officers were In-
stalled by retiring Exalted Ruler K G.
Chailes T. Matkin Exalted Ruler.
E. L. Kinsolvlng Esteemed Leading
A. S. Hnrdwlrke Esteemed lxiyal
E. D. Lotspelch Esteemed Lectur-
Gus Ackermans Secretary.
R. B. Compton treasurer.
J. M. Radford trustee. Tho othor
trustees are Morgan Weaver and W.
W. Saunderson re-elected Tylor was
not present fbr Installation.
The following appointments wero
mado by Exalted Ruler Matkin;
E. G. Batjer Chaplain.
W. S Daniel Inner Guard.
Harry K. Helerman Organist.
Sick and rollef committee: D.
Hall C. C. Jackson C. A Boulte II.
Rending and J. J. Clinton.
Hall committee: W. J. Thompson
Gus Ackermans andD. G. HUI.
Library committee: E. P. Walshe A.
H. Christina and. J. G. Jackson
Auditing commltteo: W. R. Keeblo
"W. J. Thompson and J. B. Heltchow.
Club social comlmtteo: Gus Ackar-
mans W. J. Thompson and D. C. Hall
E. G Batjer E. L. Kinsolvlng and
J. G. Jackson woro appointed a commit
tee for tho regular Elks Ladles So-
cial tor April 19th.
Tho InBtlllntlon of officers was fol-
lowed by a club social.
SUIT TO RECOYER CUP.
By Associated Press
NEW YORK April 8-Tho suit of
the Memphla Trotting Association to
recover tho gold.cup held by Elinor E.
Smothers nnd won by hla horBo Major
Dolmar from Lon Dillon at Memphla
was given to the Jury thta afternoon
Without argument by tho lawyers
Tho Reporter deeply sympathizes
with Mr. and Mra. B F. Corum of Mer-
kol In tho death of their nlno-year-old
son which occurred at 0:20 today at
tho Alexander Sanitarium. Tho boy
whllo playing with other and larger
boys at school In' February was acci-
dentally hurt Internally 'and It wob
feared then that ho could not recover.
nt Galveston one year nfftj this month
It was found that the orddr hnd avail
able nt that tlme-$roj6oot)0' In Interest
bearing bonds nni over .$30000.00
ready cash and (lint! tho proposed per
capita tax together with tho per cant
of tho regularrjjfcnJptB Of tho Grand
lodge that was bolng sot aside would
provide annually an ..addition to these
funds or nptiroxfinafcly $3G000.00.
The IcglSrhuon necessary to carry
these plih.lnto orfct nnd to arrange
for'tnoft$rly construction of adequate
buildings fop present needs was pnsscd
by tho grand lodge without a dissent
lng voto and stops wero taken as soon
after adjournment as posslblo to ndopt
plans' specifications and tho letting of
the contract for tho building.
As nn ovldcnco that this course was
a wiso ono and that thoso who wore
most enthusiastic In Its ndvocacy woro
not radical In their ideas but really
conservative a statement mado recent
ly by Hon. Henry Miller who hns
been G. K R. 8. of tho ordor In Texas
for seventeen years conveys tho Infor-
mation that the voluntary donations
tcr this fund and the excess nbovo that
was figured on by reason of tho In-
crease of mebershlp In tho order tho
substantial nsstetanco rendered by tho
Pythian Sisters tho ladles auxiliary
of tho Knights of Pythias the cash on
hand nnd in sight will bo sufficient to
erect all buildings necessary for pres-
ent requirements without negotiating
a dollars' worth of the funds that tho
order has now invosted In Interest hoar
lng bonds. And It 1b seen that at a
very early date tho Knights of Pythias
of Texas will havo a hundred thousand
dollar Widow and Orphans homo on
a 200 acre tract of land worth 200.00
per acre and still have their entire
$6000000 invested in interest benrlng
This it ocours should bo sufficient
to make the heart of every truo Pyth-
ian beat with pride and Is a Just ex-
cuse for the rank nnd file of Toxns to
want to be present and witness tho
ceremonies In laying tho corner stono
which marks the erection of an lnstltu-.
'on fraught wlth-so many tender sen-
uutenis unu vuicmaiuu to prove uu so
much vAluo and assistance in tho work
nnd practice of the principles of true
KEEP OF THE GRASS
COXEY WILL COME AGAIN.
NEW YORK April C The Uornld
tomorrow will bay Jnrob 'Sechler
Coxey of tho Coxj .unij' of 1S94 Is
planning another great National cru-
sade on new and sensational lines and
he may commence operations during
the present year. It all depends on
the outcome of his Investments. Since
he went through bankruptcy two yearn
ago following tho failure of the steel
mill which he had built at his home in
Mount Vernon Ohio lie has been en-
gaged in retrieving his fortune He
says his next crusade will bo mado In
a special train.
FIRE IX RASEMENT OF
WEST TEXAS DRUG CO.
Smoke coming from the basement
of the West Toxns Drug Company this
morning was the cause for an alarm
and a quick response by the fire de-
partment which wijs but ono hlock
away but tho flame had been extin-
guish by the young men who nro em-
ployed In tho wholesale drug houso bo-
fore the arrival of tho department. The
flame started among some barrels of
oil and would havo been hard to extin-
guish had it not boen noticed at It was
at tho very beginning. Tho causo of
tho firs is not definitely known.
We woro fortunnto enough to tako
n trip to Australia with Reuben Gluo
nt the Opera Houso last night and cor-
talnty enjoyed tho Journoy Reuben
keops them busy and tenches the na-
tives to Respect Undo Sams country
boys which proves thoro Ih notlhng In
a name. There wero pomo exciting
times lnter-spersod with clover spec-
ialties. Hannibal Times.
April 11th. Tlcketa 00 cents at
Rttcntlon Knights Templar.
Ablleno Commandery No 27 K. T
moeta In regular Conclavo to night
Monday April 8th. All momljerB arc
urgently requested to bo present Vlfllt-
Ing Sir Knlghta wolcome
T A. Bledsoo Ji C.
Carro Mao llttlo daughter of Mr.
and MrB. E. 8 Kenn who was quite
Blck a few days was reported bettor
FIRKTROYS N.Y. POWER
PLANT AND GAR W
OF SUPREME COURT.
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON April 8.
Tho supreme court of tho Unit-
ed States today decided that a
fugitive from Justice who had
been extradited from Canada on
ono charge connot be Imprison-
ed on another charge.
AN ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION
.AT WHEAT SCURRY COUNTY.
About nlno o'clock last Tuesday
night some vlllliin. who could not bo
Identified made an unsuccessful at
tempt to ond the llfo of Sidney Corlcy
a oung man about twenty years of
age who resides near Wheat. Tho cir-
cumstances as near as wo could gath-
er them from our Informant nro as
About nine o'clock Tuesday night a
man came to the residence of young
Corloy's father near Wheat and stated
to the young man that his wagon had
broken down near tho house and that
ho needed some assistance to ropnlr
It young Corloy readily consented to
lend him any assistance ho could and
the two started together to tho wogan.
When about thrco hundred yards from
tho houso tho stranger turned on
young Corley nnd told him to say hU
prayers as ho was going to bo killed
at tho samo tlmo grasping him with his
loft hand whllo with his right he made
two unseccessful attempts to stab him
in tho heart. Young Corley struck his
nssallant a terrific blow but was being
stashed at by his asallant all .tho
while when finally Corloy was tolled
to the ground.
Tho wound bo assassin thinking that
ho had killed Corley Jpmncd on hta
horeo which was hltchc&.ncttrjivimir
flodP Tho'Voundtf- wcTOtmIrc!!ght
flesh cuts nnd aro not considered se-
rious. There woro slight cutalnfllcted
near tho heart and soipq slight cuts on
his hands. Every effort Is being made
to apprehend the guilty party but so
far no arrests have been made.
Savernl weeks ago Sidney Corley re-
ceived an anonymous letter riom sonm
one In the Indlnn iVultor warning
him thnt he would bo killed and dur-
ing a formor residence In the Territory
he was shot and wounded In the log
bj some villain attempting his life The
only cause which could be assigned
for any one having designs on his llfo
Is that tho hand of a joung lady whom
he has beon pnlng hta respects to
for several years has boon sought by
others and the others having boen ro-
fufled thought that If Sldnej Corley
could be gotten out of th way their
own causo could ho pleaded more suc-
cessfully. What makes the matter or
much Interest to us locally Is thnt
tho young lnd Is now a resident of
Itoscoo having moved here from tho
Territory with her father a short whllo
ago. Roscoo Times.
BLOODSHED AT BALL1NGER
JOHN SHEPHERD SEttiOUSLY CUT
BALLINGER April G.-John Shep-
herd was waylaid and seriously cut by
unknown parties last night about 12
o'clock. It seems that four mon wero
Implicated In tho tight nnd Just as
Shepherd walked out of a saloon door
he was attacekd and badly cut and Ib
in a serioiiB condition. Balllngor has
seven Baloons and there Is very llttlo'
troublo of this nature around thorn.
Tho parties who did tho cutting mado
their escape and aro still at lnrgo al-
though tho otllcorB aro soarchlpK tor
ISLE OF PINES IS NOT
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON April 8. Tho su-
premo court of tho United States to-
day declared Ihat IbIo of Pines Is not
FREIGHT CONDUCTOR $
KILLED NEAR PALESTINE
Special to Tho Reporter.
PALESTINE April 8-rCou-duclor
T F. McKeen waa killed
early this morning In Binull
freight train wreck near here
CAPTAIN IS KILLED
AND NUMBER OF OTHER FIREMEN
CAUGHT UNDER FALLING WALLS
Flames Destrojcd Almost Entire Block
.and Datango Is Estimated at Mil-
lion and Half Dollars.
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK April 8. Fine which
started early this morning destroyed
tho entire combined car barn nntl pow
er plant of tho. New York City Railway
Company. The greater part of tho
block bounded by Lenox avenue and
146th and 147th was destroyed and tho
loss Is estimated nt a million nntl a
half dollars. One Freninn Captain
J. Regnff was killed and a half dozen
others more or lets serious Injured
under falling walls
PUERTO CORTEX AND CEIBA
IN HANDS OF NICARAGUA.
By Associated Press
MOBILE ALA . April 8. Puerto
Co'rtez ono of tho principal ports of
Honduras has fallen and Is now In the
hands of tho Nlcaragitann. Tho Nlca-
ragunn army and navy uru both active
and are moviug on Celba with a view
of capturing that poit. This Informa-
tion came In a private message receiv-
ed today by tho Thnckor Steamship
i'oiuaiiy mm wun i-vuiium-ii uuiu . ry
Oi loans The details aro lacking and jf
l( IS noi Known wiifiiiur unit in inu
rssult of a battlo or surrender. The
last news special said that Honduras
1 1 I
riv Acunclntnil PrnMH.
trttarKv AI.A Atirll S Atvlpa i
recelvod from Captain FlUman of tho -f
V S. gunboat .Marietta via steamor
Columbia Just arrived stnto'thnt Celba K
was takon Apill 3rd by tho Nlcaraguan jf
army without a shot being tired. It Is j
boliotod nlso that Puerto Cortez was f
Burieiulered by tho Nocaraguuns. C
I FEDERAL COURT FOR
NORTHERN DISTRICT TEXAS
Tim Anrld term of Fudornl court for
tho northorn district of Toxas was hoi1
gun this morning with Hon Edward J
R. Meek Judge proHldlng Other ofll?g
cers of the court present nro: Wm i
H. Atwoll U. S. district attorney; Geo
can doputy II S. Marshal; Louis C. I
II. 8. circuit and district clerk; W I)
Glrand doputy U. S. circuit district jj
oierK; ana conn ijionogrnpiwr u. w.
Tho government vs. J. G Lowdon 1-;
and Otto W. SteffenB was tho first ensu
AiitlnJ ..ml .f..M niimnKrtllil inntllln. I
wuill'U tiliw tuii; iiiiitiuiutin iuutvio K J
wwre argpod tho district attorney be i
fore announcing ready .or trial be
gan calling tho roll of witnesses. All i
but inomborB of tho bar and the ype-T
clni veniro or rn) jurora una tno rogu-
lar panel woro excluded from Ute court J j J
room and they tested Its capacity. Pcl
Tho attorneys In tho cnee nro Hard- Jiej
wlqko & Hardwlcko Cunnlghnm & Oil- jtW
vor I). O. JRU Henry Snyios o?Ati-yui
Iono J. C. Muso and W. L. Crawford J" '
of Dnllns Judgo Mlllor Of Fort Worth M
and II. T Birmingham of Paris for
tho dofenso and Hon. W. II. Atwoll of
Is on an Indictment In connection with e
tho closing of the Ainnrlcan National
Bank of this city on January 18th y.t
1905. The cas? wnti tried hero In this inr
court In tho soring of 1900 hnd n Ver- Wl
diet of guilty rendered but upon an atl
appeal to' tho crqii(t court Of Wpneajs t
sitting at Fort Worth It wns reversed Ke
and remanded nnd this Ib Ih? second I
trln).' Orcat'lntarflBt Is malfostcd as L
was tho casn In tho first trial and f
fhreo now attorneys nppenr in ue ue- j
fonso. It will be n hard fought lognl
battlo and will probnhly not bo com
pleted boforo tho mlddio of noxt week.
Among attorneys horn with buBlncn
during tho term wo- notlceoVJ. M. Ic-
Cormlck of DnltaH flnm Hfinter of Fort
Worth J. O. OlUHgowof Seymour ntnl I
J. H. Ilenl orHweqtwnter
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