Abilene Daily Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 235, Ed. 1 Wednesday, April 10, 1907 Page: 1 of 8
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a fresh shipment of
Joe's Kaudy Kitchen
A Fresh Ujjpmftnt
WEDNESDAY APRIL 10 1907
MAY FINISH AND CASE COW.IURY
PROBABLY THIS AFTERNOON.
SPEECH IS FULL OF SARCASM
Said Thnt Jury Hud Itecn For Two
Dnys Wnndorlng In tho Fields
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK Aprlt 10. All previous
crowdB which havo clamored for ad-
mission to tho court room to hear tho
"proceedings of tho Thaw murder trial
are Insignificant when compared to
tho mob of today which stormeVl the
court room In frantic effort for ad-
mission. 8Thoro were many women
among tho curious to hear the speech
of tho district attorney and it was all
that tho police could do to keep tho
(loors closed and disperse tho mob.
The chamber was filled within a few
moments after which tho doors were
District Attorney Jerome began his
address to the jury at 11:39 o'clock.
Ho began his speech following the
powerful argument of Dolphin M. Del-
inaff by saying to the twelve men that
thefy had been wandering for the lastjthe entertllInnent of the delegntes
two days in the fields of romance. Ho
said that the case was not one of rape
bu tmurder and that the appeal to the
sympathy and passion of tho jury was
a broad departure from duty of tho
counsel for tho defense. There could
bo but one of four verdicts: Murder in
tho first degree murder in tho second
degree manslaughter or not guilty be-
cause of Insanity. He referred sar-
castically to "dementia Americana"
asking if it was a higher law under
which a man may follow the woman
through tho capitals of Europe as
his mistress and then kill. He warned
the jury that it would be a violation of
their oath to consider "dementia Amer--fcamttleclarlngnhavit'hail.inrtttattis
on Amotloan seaboard.
MR. WILL AJfDRSON WEDS
MISS LENA SPAULDING.
A wedding full of Interest and elic-
iting many hearty good wishes for the
contracting parties from the young
people of Abilene was that of Mr. Will
Anderson 'to Miss Lena Spaulding Mon
day ovening. The ceremony was per-
formed at the beautiful homo of the
bride's parents Mr. and Mrs. Joh.i
R. Spaulding corner North Fifth ami
Orange streets an only the members
of the families were present. Rev. Ij.
R. Scarborough pastor of the First
Baptist church officiated and the hap-
py affair took place after the services
at the church tho newly wedded cou-
ple taking their departuro on the east-
bound passengor train at midnight
Both of these young people wcro
raised in Abilene and have many
friends who wish for them lives fo
happiness and prosperity. The groom
is the son of Mrs. Anderson" who owns
the Bon Ton restaurant and hay bold
several responsible positions In Abi-
lene and is jioAv engaged in th dry
goods business at Clydo with John
Harkins cashier of the Clyde National
Bank. Tho bride Is tho oldest daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Spanldlng
and is possessed of many personnl
charms coupled with an esposlally
swept disposition which made her so
dear to and popular with her girl
Mr. and Mrs. Will Anderson will
make their future homo at Clyde mid
Tho Reporter begs o join In tno c n.-
Krotulntlons of their frlendi aiid the
-wish that their fondest anticipation
nmy bo fully realized.'
Subscription Lint Grow.
Sinco last rport 10 days ago follow-
ing now names havo beon added to
Tho Reporter's W.okly subscription
L. L Duncan Ablleno; Jno. Mc-
Adams Winters; J. F. Montgomery
Wnxahachlo; WIbs Edna Groe'r Alas-
ka; L. F. Gann Abilene; O W.
'Starnes Santa Anna; .1.. M. Keith
Imperial Call.; John II. Gann Gann-
town III.; Felix Rains Balrd; B. J.
Juillan Clvde: W. R. Riddle. Tuscalo
W. J. Carter. Hawloyj I3ugcm-Scog-
gin. Aransas YassTWr G.Tool Tusco
la; It. W Ground Loralne; J. W.
Smith Abilene; J. W. Dudley Roswell
N. M; R. W.IIljer Muldoon Texas.
A. & X. MAIL SERVICE""
The poHtoltlco authorities of Ablleno
received a notice that tho mall sorvico
on tho Abjleno &; Northern and Wlch-
ta Valloy would not begin until April
th The first mall will bo carried out
tho passenger from here In the
LAHOliKR LIGHTS LOADED
riPE AND. TOLL DIE.
By Associated Fross
TOWANDA N. Y. April 10.
Mlko Vorskl n laborer picked
up on tho street yesterday af-
ternoon a plpo which nppearcU
to he filled with tobacco and lit
It. -Immediately there wiIb a
torrlflc explosion which "blow
out both oyefl flattened ont
his nose and tore- out a part of
his scalp. Ho will die from tho
ENTERTAINMENT Of FORT
BAND MUSIC AND SPEAKING
Special Train Will Re Met and Bel-
gatlon Escorted to the Elks
The entertainment committee has
arranged the followTne program for
from Port Worth during their short
stay in our city tomorrow afternoon:
The reception committee consisting
of Mayor Morgan Weaver Col. W. M.
Lacy Judge A. H. KIrby Will Stith
W. F.. D. Batjer and B. N. Kirby as-
semble at the headquarters of the
25000 club at four o'clock when they
will bo joined by the 23000 club band
and march to tli depot to await the
arrival of the train.
The master of ceremonies Morgan
Weaver will announce the following
program: The delegation will march
to the club headqunrters where all of
the visltois will be requested to regis-
ter anil look at the samples of the
TLlAldfe" country products; next to the1
Elks' club rooms whero Col. W. M.
Lacy; president of the club will de-
liver an address of welcome; Judge E.
N. Kirby will respond to the subject
"The Abilene Country" Judge A. H.
Kirby "Abilene tho Railroad Center
of West Texas" Mr. W. F. D. Batjer
"Practical Farming and Fruit Raising
in The Abilene Country."
Jhe enteftalnment committee de-
sires to emphasize tho fact that they
want the assistance of as many of our
citizens as possible that they may not
only show the visitors thp courtesy
and hospitality due them but that thoy
may impress upon the minds of the
visitors that Abilene and Abilene peo-
ple are a live and progressive city and
cltzortshlp. The train consists of a
baggage car chair car and three Pull-
mans and will carry CS of Fort "Worth's
representative business people. The
object of tho trip is to promote the
fedllng of good fellowship between
tho Panther City and the towns thoy
will visit nnd Abilene business people
and others should join in the effort of
the club committee to make this tho
liveliest reception of their ontire Itin-
eray. LOUISIANA TAX LAW HELD BY
U.S. SUPREME COURT.
WASHINGTON April 8. The con-
stitutionality of the Louisiana law of
1898 making taxable In that SUito
notes taken by nonresidents on ac-
count of business transacted thoro
was brought Into question in tho caso
of -tho Metropolitan Life Insurance
company of New York vs. tho City of
Now Orleans which was decided by
tho supreme cout of tho United Stntes
today In favor of tho city tho opinion
being by Justice Moody. The suit grow
out vof an effort by the city to tax tho
company for $10000 worth cof credits
mi business transocted In tho Stato
which was resisted by the company on
the ground that tho notes were taxnblo
only in NoW TSork where' thoy wore
hshl. The attempt of the authorities
was characterized as an effort to ox-
tend thc'taxlng power of tho Louisiana
authorities beyond tho Stato and to
tako property without due; process of
law. Justice" Moody said that tho
mere absence of tho notes from tho
placo of their origin did not deprive
them of a taxable status in Louisiana
THE TRENT SMALLPOX
CONTAGION UNDER CONTROL.
County and City Health Officer Grlz
zard reporte tho small pox at Trent
Only three families havo It on? be-
ing tho doctor who first waited on tho
cfiBes No further excitement Is ex-
pected and tho patients an nil doing
SEVEN OF THE JURORS SELECTED
FOR THE TRIAL OF ABRAHAM RUEF
SAN FRANCISCO April 10. Sovo-n jurors have been selected for tho
trial of Abraham Ruoff on tho charge of extortion and h portion of the tes-
timony about to be sought by tho grand Jury bears on tho question of the
alleged exemption of the slot machines in which tho grafters had an Inter-
est from taxation.
CASKS FOR FAST DRIVING
POSTPONED IN CITY COURT
The cases In Recorder court or Coke
W. Harkrldor and Istiam G. Harris
charging t'lom wllli'last driving With-
in the city limits was postponed yes-
terday afternoon and tho chances are
that thoy will not bo tried for a tlay
or so. Besides the fact that these will
be the first cases for tho now recorder
and citv attorney thoro is considerable
Interest manifested by owners of fast
and fancy singln drivers in tho city.
The defendants will bo represented by
A. S. Hardwlcke Esq. white the new
city attorney H. Rob Keeblo Esq will
prosecute. Those Interested have dif-
ferent opinions and it reminds us of
the! German's criticism of tho -English
language: "When f stands still
T vas 'fast.' Von I runs 1 was 'fast'"
and ven I eats not I vas 'fast' T can
no forstay nur English talk already
Slandering (lie Gunihlinir BUI.
"Gov. Campbell tolay signed the
bill which makes gambling a felony
In Texas. It becennos operative Im-
mediately and under its provisions
any person found gambling in Texas
can be sent to the penitentiary Any
person owning a house in which gam-
bling utensils are kept Is also liable
to a Jnil penalty and any person play-
ing cards In a private house for a
prize Is also liable to Imprisonment
for thirty days in the county jail be
it man or woman."
Tho above constitutes a dispatch
sent from Austin to the 'Memphis Ap-penl-Avalunchenml.
it detto&s wc
how beautifully and completely a
little thing may bo lied about when It
Is sent away from home.
The gambling law recently passed
by the legislature contains no provis-
ion whereby "any person found gam-
bling in Texas may bo sent to the pen-
itentiary." Under the provisions of the bill the
penitentiary clause is limited to the
man who runs a gambling house or
operates u gaming device for the en-
tertainment of 'suckers" and to the
man who knowingly rents a house In
which gambling Is carried on.
The "quicker" who pikes at the
card board or wheel of fortune is as
under the old law merely a prospec-
tive victim for a ten-dollar flno ex-
cept that under the now law he may
be sentenced to jail for In day or a
month at the discretion of the court
The concluding statement In the
offending dispatch to the uffect that
"any person playing cards In a private-
house for a "prize Is also liable to
imprisonment be it man or woman"
is grossly false and misleading.
The new law is very plain on this
point. It sayss.
Provided no person shall
he Indicted under this section for pliij -lug
said games with dominoes or cards
at a private residence occupied by n
family unless same Is commonly re-
sorted to for tho purpose of gambling
and provides further thnt no banking
game played With cards or dominoes
shall bo oxempted from tho Provisions
of this net on account or being played
at a private resldonce occupied by a
ft is to the credit of thq bill that It
forever sots at rest this question of
tho privilege of card parties Jn private
homes a matter that has in the past
furnjslior material for trouble makers.
Tho frnmers of tho law did not
recognize nor does any sensible per-
son that card or domino parties In
prlvnte homes have any relationship
whatever-to gambling either In form
Tho law makers had In yiow tho
crushing of tho professional gambling
In Texas nnd tho people aro grateful
for tho results of tholr effort. Snn
Angelo Standard F
Mrs. AJza S. Carroll formerly of
Qulncy III. Is In Abilene with a full
electrical equipment for tho safe ro-
movnl of superfluous hairs warts
moles etc. She wns so successful and
busy and pelased the Indies of Qulncy
ho much that sho had to leave tho pack
lug up to others. III henlth of her
baby' causod her to cqmo here Slio
guarantees nil work. Write or call
at Rogers Rooms Abilene Texas
1 Tho Story of Cotton.
The ginning report on tho cotton
crop gives tho country a good margin
ovor 13000000 lmles. This second
largest ylold In tho crop's history
serves to rccnll the achievement of
tho United States us a producer of "this
staple. Many changes have occurred
In the political economic and soclnl
life of tho nation since tho first cen-
sus or 1700 reported one and one-half
million pounds of. cotton. Now wo
have nearly tentlmcs us many bales as
there wore pounds then.
The cotton trade now thinks hi mil-
lions of bales. The first nillllon-balo
crop was gathered In 1820 just when
the period of railroads began. Next
to the cotton gin the railroads have
made the cotton world what it is to-
day. Those days of beginnings wcro
slow. It was not until 1821 that tho
two-million limit was reached. The
first five and one-third million bales
weie grown in 1859. But that was
the climax of the ancient regime.
Then came the crisis of the country's
historj when the struggle over prin
ciples suhorinnated all else so that
it was not until 1878 that the five-million
mark was again reached.
The next ten years comprised a
period of remarkable stability in tho
major prop of this southern bolt of
States. Between 1878 and 1888 tho to-
tal yield varied little more than 1000.-
000 bales from one year to another.
But on the other hand Ibis was a pe-
riod of preparation for an cnlargemen'
which began to show Itself clearly a i
early as 1890 when ten million bale
were first grown. Yet this Increase
wns probably-prcinaiur'e "SfcenHBo of
the bankrupting depression which
camo In the next few years. Tho de-
cade following 1890 saw tho cheapest
cotton Jn the record of prices nnd It
was not until the beginning of the dt'-
cade in which we now nro that ho turn
for the bettor began to nppear.
Noxt In rank to production Is the
roll of consumption in domestic manu-
factures. Not until 14559 did the United
States consume more than 1000000
bales. ' That year the consumption
was 1 197.37S bales the noxt year It
more than doubled and 18G1 It had
more than trebled from which it foil
to 1040000 bales In 1SC2. It wns
1872 before a million-bale consump-
tion was resumed. Meanwhile the ox-
port price per pound had risen from
11 cents In 1859 to 52.8 cents In 18C3.
Thip high maximum measured tho In-
tensity of the foreign worlds' demand.
From this high level it took llfteon
years to return to the 10-cont oxjort
price In tho mlddlo of tho eighties.
Tho present basis om cotton values
is the outcome of a growing appre-
ciation of domestic needs along with
a romarkablo advance In forolgn de-
mand. The throo-niilllon bale mark
for homo consumption was ronchod
In 1897. In that year falling prices of
merchandise came to an end with a
gradual upward turn which has not
yot come to hit end. In that year too
tho foreign demand first struck the
olght-mlllion halo limit Except In
1901 there has been no very rapid gain
In either of these two branches of
consumption. Yet so steady have tho
world's spinning requlrcmonts boon
that cotton production hus been ablo
to tako1 advantage of the growth of
tho industry ulmost continuously for
tho last ten years.
Tho effect of such an enlargement
In production along with a tlll 'jnoro
rapid more Important than tlmtetnolii
suits mow Important than thnt of an
Increase in tho surplus which has
leavened tho whole of tho Southern
Lyceum Theatre A flood One.
Last night tho Opora House waa
well filled to witness tho production
o"f "Rouben Gluo". Altnougn we havo
had our sharo of Rubo shows this
season tho abovo seemed to catch on
from the start It Is full of good com-
edy and witty snylnga and tho best
show of its kind that hns over visited
us. Dodgo City Exchange.
April 11th. Tickete CO cents at
To Trade for Ablleno City Property.
porno flno black sandy loam Jaw!
near Crocket Texas also porno Wes-
tern land. W can glvo some one a
goo dtrnde Llpscomb-Strtbllng Lam'
Co. .- 1MtP
.HONORED REHEKAH DIES
OF PARALYSE YESTERDAY
By Associated Press.
KANSAS CITY Mo. April 10.
Mrs. Sarah Ilanna 8S years
old who tiled of paralysis at
Kansas City yesterday was said
to have been the oldest member
of thd DaughterR of Rchekah
and the only woman upon
whom the .degree of chivalry
was evor conforcd by tho Odd
Follows. She wns stricken
with paralysis Monday.
THE HHYAN ANNIVERSARY
COVERS FOR 300 GUESTS
One of Biggest Affairs Ever in Clint-
lanooga ami Etery Slate in
South Will lio Represented.
By Associated Press.
CHATTANOOGA TENN.. April 10.
William .lonnlgR Bryan will speak bore
tonlgth at a banquet to bo given by the
Bryan Anniversary club of this city.
He vsll bo met at Stevenson Ala. by
a committee of prominent democrats
and will beforo the banquet mako an
address to a largo crowd In open air
meeting. The banquet will bo one
of tho greatest affnlrs of this city. Cov-
ers will be laidr for over three hun-
dred guests and representatives will
be present from ncnrly every stato In
tho south. Tho list of spenkers in-
cludes many speakers of National ri
pninoriir T tow tatrtiim
The city council-met in- regular- ses-
sion at the city (Secretary's office last
night nnd tho ontire board was pres-
ent Tho votes of tho recent election wore
counted and tho results declared tin
same Its published In Tho Reporter. II.
Rob Keoblo nnd T. M. Willis wore
sworn In by Mayor Weavor as city at-
torney and recorder respectively.
The question of nllowing the Waters-
Pierce Oil company to movo their
tanks and to erect an office and ware
room south of tho II. O Wooton and
Burton-Lingo Company switch wns re-
ferred back to tho firo and water com-
mittee with the understanding that the
entire situation would be gono over
this morning with nil of tho Interested
parties in an effort to secure a location
that would be satisfactory to tho oil
company and one thnt will not in-
crease the Insurance rates nor con-
lllct with tho business interests of tho
other house on tho snmo stroet.
Bills amounting to $228.00 wore al-
lowed and ordered paid.
The report of U city secertary for
tho year was referred to tho fliinne"
committee and the city treasurer was
Instructed to glvo his report to th
hnmo committee so that at the nnxt
and last mooting of tho month tho past
year's work may bo audited and pans-
oil upon. A resolution was paused to
vacate the alloy In tho block owned by
Dr. A. O. Scarborough and Jcbho Can-
non for a consideration of $100 paid
Into tho street and bridge fund and
J. T. II. Lipscomb Ib just homo from
a business trip to Dallas and Fort
Worth. Ho reports thopooplo.of tho
latter place greatly exorcised ovor tho
probnble adoption of locnl option In
Tarrant county nt Uio election called
for tho 27th Inst. Not quite half iho
voters In tho county rosldo In tho
Fort nnd an all outside precincts are
dry It looks like a local option victo-
ry. Farm Rrec of A rent.
100 acres very flno Innd two miles
South of Tyo good house and water
plenty of wood land all grubbed out
and ready for the plow. Will lot tho
right party havo It this year free of
routs' See us nt once. Llpscomb-Strlb
ling Land Co 101 4tp
Roy Savngo was yory sick HiIb morn-
ing for a fow hours but was Improving
when he heard from htm He was at
tacked by something like congestion
of tho lungs
Edith tho UttlQ daughter of Mr ami
Mnj A. E Watson Ib recovering from
a rnther dangerous attack of sieH-pesH
CONTEST IS CLOSE
AS TO WHO SHALL GET THE llEAU
MISS ROLLINS STILL IN LEAD
It In Evident Thai Friends of Miss
Kirk Aro a( Work and Rig Gain
Wns Made During Week.
Miss Bornlce Rollins 209G2
Miss Ado Kirk 2I95C
Miss Eddlo Price 13423
Mrs. Chmdlo Simons .13702
Miss Nclllo Darnell 124(56
Miss Bollo Hill 7550
MIsb Carro May Koan 5740
MIsb Boula Watson 5113
Mss U. Hollls 425S -
Miss Rosa Pollard. Potosl 3855
Miss Annn Glrand 2125
Miss Myrtle Adams
Miss Gary Hancock Lawn
Miss Lain Barker
Miss Holon Cocke . .....
Miss Wllllo Davis
Miss Mario Ackormans . . .
Miss Besslo Knaus Tuscola . ..
Miss Elllo Taylor Iberls .
MIbs Dana Harkrldor Lawn . . .
MIsa Alllno Vandonbark . . .
Miss Glon Bollo Holt . . .
Miss Wllllo Kemp
Miss Alllno Shores llforis .
Miss Bertie Robertson Lnwn
Miss Lena Wilson . . .
Miss Nora Smallwood Tneunmoh
Miss Allco Lowdon. .
Miss Robblo Davis .
MIsa Vorgle Conner
Miss Beth Myatt ...
MIsb Mary Lou Long Caps
Miss Minna Ward ....
Miss Hesslo Estcs .
Miss Hottlo Hlllger
Miss LucIIo ColIIp ...
Miss Cora Tunnoll Tocumsoh
Miss Landens Lawn .
Miss Dillard Buffalo Gap ..
Miss Mary -Ponrro-Guton.'H. .
MlsslSutit'Shnw Sambo . r. . . .
IIAMII. SCOTT IS RETTER IS
ENTIRE WITHOUT FEVER.
Pntlcut ut SI. Joseph's Spends He.Htfnl
Mglif nnd Today l Entirely
FORT WORTH April 9. After sink
Ing gradually for the past flvo or six
days tho condition of I mm II Scptt !r.
much Improved todny and it Is stated
by nttondnntB that the patient Is en-
tirely without fovor.
Friends of tho wounded man in the
city woro greatly encouraged upon.
loarnIngof the chnngo In his condition
and expressed a hope that It woujd
prove tho first sign for acomplote and
speedy recovery. Sovornl dnytf ago it
was roportcd that Mr. Scott was rap-
idly slnHIng nnd that tho end was
near and white there la oven now only
a faint hope for his recovery his
friends and physician hope that with
hlfl strong constitution ho may yet be
ablo to pull through. Ho has regained
tho partial use of his arms.
IMPORTANT COURT DECISION
RECOVER FROM FOREIflN ROADS
EL PASO April 1. Tlie supremo
court of the United States at Wash-
ington yesterday In deciding tho caso
of Charles Page versus tho Maxlcan
Central railroad In favor of Page held
that an American citizen Injured In
Mexico can suo for damngos in tho fed-
oral courts of tho United States where
tho Moxlcan railroad is a United Stuffs
corporation as in tho case of tho Mex
ican Central which is a Massachusette
concern this means many uaninge
stilts In border cities it Is sal:1
Hard Times lu Kanba.s
Tho old days of. Grasshoppers and
drouth are almost forgotten f tho
prosperous Kansas' of today; although
a cltJrehKor Codoll Earl Shabburg
has not yet forgotten a hard time he
encountered. Ho Bays: (I was worn
out and H)6.o.urAsel by coughiujnlght
nnd day nnd could find no relief till
I tried Dr. King's Now Discovery. It
took less than one bottle to completely
euro me." Tho aafest and most roll-
nblo cough and Void remedy and lung
and throat healer over discovered.
Guaranteed by G. C. Harris J D
Magco druggists at C0c and $1.00
Trinl bottle free
E J. Carroll of Qulncoy HI. Is In
the city. Ho purchased 80 mores near
Crowcll and Intends building a bouse
Jim Savage who moved back from
Clyde a'toyf days ngo is hUBtllng in
tho furniture storo of Saynge & Sons.
Special sale Incu curtains Monday
Hunter Nickel Store
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