Abilene Daily Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 236, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 11, 1907 Page: 1 of 8
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THURSDAY? APRIL 11 1907
A.t). tflLSOX SUtol. ON STAMP IN
'IT IS TECHNICAL TESTIMONY
Involving n Search of tho Hooks Used
In tlio tlmcrlcnn National Hank
n Timo of Failure.
At tho opening of tho trial this
morning tho testimony of A. 0 Wilson
wib resumed and consumed nil of tho
morning. At noon tho cross-oxamina-tlottfhad
just fairly begun and tho
counsel for tho defense using tho gov-
ernment witness to go thoroughly Into-
tho books of tho bank makes It most
likely that tho cross-examination will
not be finished this afternoon. While
the testimony of Mr. Wilson is tech-
nical and lnvolvlnc a search of tho
books consumes a great doal of tlmo
he" Is the only such witness and the
progross mndo In tbo trial Is both sat-
isfactory to the prosecution und de
fense." "While thoro uro a number of
witnesses yet to be examined It is be-
lieved that the case will be finished
next week and perhaps by tho middle
of tho week.
With the exception of a few minutes
in the morning most all of tho day
yesterday In the case of the United
States vs. .las. G. Lowdon and Otto W.
Steffens was devoted to the testimony
of A O. Wilson of St. Louis expert
witness for the government. W. J.
Thompson was the first witness ex-
amined and was .cashier of the Ameri-
can National Banlc at the time of tho
failure out of which grow the indict-
ments In this case. Mr. Thompson
identified the books and various re-
ports of the bank. In regard to tho
management of the hank the testimony
of this witness was among the most im
portant.. Ho said that the Affairs of
the bank were directed by JasAG. Low-
don president and that In hisnbsence
Otto W.' Steffens vjce-prosldeqb' exor-
cised authority. He testified that ho
drew checks and drafts on the bank
and that ho never refused to let him
have money. On the day the bank
was closed he had a conference with
Mr Lowdon about the condition of the
bank and this conforonce was men-
tioned fo Mr. Sterfens. Some deposits
were returned after they decided to
close. A $1100 draft placed by a
stranger for collection was returned.
No money was returned to depositors
that morning. Witness did not draw
out any money that morning. Members
of his family had deposits theer and
they were all.left Intact.
It. L. VanZnhdt was tho second wit-
ness for the government and testified
that he was bank examiner and that
ho took charge of the affairs of the
bank as receiver. At the time he took
charge Steffens & Lowdon owed the
fiatok in round numbers $33000; Black
Mountains Cattle Company owed $31-
000; Daugherty Cattle Company owed
$33000 as shown byfhe book's of tho
bank. Tho books showed that the
bank owed Individual depositors $78-
000; cashier's checks outstanding
$5900; ceitiflcates Of deposit $3800;
amount owing to other banks $01000;
amount of cash on hand $5000.
Mr. Atwell s district nttornoy
stilted that it wus tho theory of tho
government that large loans and over-
drafts wore made and allowed to Stef-
fens & Lowdon Daugherty Cattlo
Company and Black Mountains Cattlo
Company and that the books of' the
bank did not show the real amount
of those loans; and If tho books had
shown the real amount of these loans
tho comptroller of the currency would
have closed tho bank long before It
was closed Mrs. "L. G. Roberta wns
placed on the stand In tho morning
and testified that' she did not ronko a
deposit of six thousand dollars In tho
bank on or nbout Jan. 9 1905 and nt
that time owed tho bank $5400 on
overdraft; that on said date sho was
solvent am) wortli several times tho
amount of the overdraft Mr. Wilson
testified that tho" hooka showed a de-
. I. I.
DOLLAR COMPRESS AND COTTON HUE
OKLAHOMA CITY OKIA. Aprllll.
A special from Cblckusha I. T sayB
that the cotton compress together with
a vast amount or cotton was destroyed
by fire today. Th.e loss In estimated at
one million dollars.
posit by Mrs. RobortB of $6000. It lri
tho contention of tho government that
tSoffons & Lowdon were. At that tlmo
Insolvent and tlliU Uioy credited Mrs.
Roberts with Uio ?0000 on tho boohs
of tho bnnlc to cover her overdraft
find nt tho same lime charged their
own account which was already large-
ly overdrawn with the amount of Mrs.
Cotton growers Union
Tho person who has been writing
to your nnper for somo time iast nn-
dor tho head of "Farmers Union" has
misinformed your renders to somo ex-
tent regarding tho Cotton Grower'
Union so that it becomes necessary to
ask Tor space to sot forth a few mat-
ters In their truo light Tho course
I have pursued through my paper tho
Farmers Journal In ceasing to push
tho claims of tho old ordor known as
tho Farmers Union and espousing the
cause of tho new actual farmers' or-
der the Cotton Growers Union hnj
lteon held up 'before your renders as
a violation of my obligation and an
act of perfidy and us there are many
readers of The Reporter who are not
readers of the Farmers Journal. I can
reach such readers only through the
columns of Tho Reporter. And I am
fully aware that In following Mr. Roun
tree into The Reporter r am playing
the game just as ln nnil a few advis-
ers in Abilene designed that it should
be played viz- so hat papers other
than the Farmers Journal might be
drawn to the middle of the stage and
under the lime light of unionism
while the Farmers Journal would
recede Into the shadows But all right.
Let it be so Am way to get the ear
of the world m behalf of the farmers.
no .matter Hb)fco pupor mn get tho
prominence I assure the readers of
The Reporter now however that only
this one time will I bother them with
this subject. Please be patient this
It is a matter or common Informa-
tion that the Texas members in the
private ranks of the Farmers Educa-
tional and Co-operative Union have all
along been strenuously opposed to the
formation of a separate national union
organization meanwhile favpring the
Iplttd of anatlonal council to consider 1
and recommend action on matters
equally afecting'all the states. Yet
there is now just such a national un
ion organization with its salaried of-
ficials Its headquarters and other need
less and expensive paraphernalia and
it was legally constituted too. By
what means? Non-farmer delegates
In a state meeting worked through a
delegate who lives in the city of Abi-
lene and secured the adoption of a res-
olution aftermost of the farmer dele-
gates had gone home surrendering the
national franchise of tho order out of
tho hands of the Texas Union and Into
the control of editors nnd other non-
farmers who were then seeking to re-
gain the supremacy at the head of the
national organization which they had
forfeited and lost at the head of the
Texas State Union.
Thus the will of the private member-
ship In Texas was over-ridden and sot
at naught. The non-farmery now In
control of the national charter began
at once to play a hold hand. They
fixed up a national constitution and
while they made a jriay at recognizing
tho referendum principle by submit
ting It to a voto of the locals yet thoy
dem-eed that all locals falling to vote
op the ratification or rejection of that
constitution should ie counted as vot
ing in favor of ratification. Men who
mako their living by farming are lncap
able of suggesting a scheme lke that.
It Is needless to say that tho national
constitution wns declared ratified. No
one could hnvo honed for anything
' I mention this merely to give the
redder a fresh gllroDse at tho charac-
ter of the non-farmer gang nt tho head
of that national union with whom the
Texas state officials are co-oparatlng
smoothly and to whom tho sweating
farmer members in Texas and other
states must now pay dues fees and
arbitrary assessments or else ho le-
gally denied the password of tho ordor.
Have tioso farmer members In Texas
tamely submitted to such dictation und
tyranny af thVhanda of men who are
(Concluded on "pago 8.)
FORT WORTH April 11. Fire at
Chlcknsha this afternoon destroyed
eleven thousand bales of cotton the
coUop compress and other property
entallitg Joss of nbout one million
dollars pnly partially covored by In-
PANTH ER CI1Y JEOPLE PHY
US AN APPRECIATED VISIT
Fort Worth Business Men Pay Abilene
Visit Arrived at 4:30 This P. M.
THEY WERE GIVEN
Business Men and Representative Citizens Met the Ex-
cursionists and Escorted Them to the
Elk's (JJlub Rooms
Abilene greets the representatives of the city of Port
Worth the more cordially because we recognize the Pan-
ther City as the best friend and the oldest friend the
Great West ever had. In her we recognize the friend
who when other communities reviled our section as un-
fit for the habitation of man came to the rescue and pro-
claimed the truth to the world that this is the coming
section of the greatest state in the greatest nation on
earth. Thrice welcome to our broad-minded visitors and
may our relations ever be as cordial'as they are today.
The reputation of the Metropolis of
West Texas for entertainment of her
visitors is being sustained in the cor-
dial welcome helng shown the Fqrt
Worth business- delgatlon this after-
When the special of baggage coach
chair car and three Pullmans bearing
the progressive people of the Panthor
City arrived at tho depot Uioy were
met .by the entertainment committee
T the 23O00 clnb the 25T)00 club Wind
and over ono hundred of ATdlene's bus-
iness and professional men.
With a welcome of warmth tho
crowd was hustled off the cars
marched to the Elks club rooms wheie
they were formally welcome!? by Col.
W. M. Lacy. Judge E. N. Klrby A. H.
Klrb Esq. and W F. D. Batjer made
short speeches in which beautiful bo-
quets were divided between the two
cities. After the program at the club
rooms tho business representatives
scattered to all parts of the city and
mixing and mingling with our citizens
gracefully fulfilled their mission toi
the promotion of good fellowship
They never lost an opportunity to
speak a good word for Fort Worth but
paid Abilene many pretty and deserv-
ing compliments. Many of tho party
had never been in Abilene before and
to all of them the rapid growth of our
city "'us a surprise.
The persouol of the party is as fol-
N. P. Anilerhon & Co. M. E. Herney.
Axtell-McKno Manufacturing compa-
ny. F. W. Axtell.
American National bank W. (I. New
A and L. August.
Anchor Flpurlng Mills E. E. Howley.
Burma Mill & Elevator company.
Georgo W Curtis UDd Ben C. Henry.
Hnrton-Peel Dry Goods company. W.
Burroughs Adding Machine company
M. L. Smith.
Bradford Brothers & Co. G. W. An-
derson. Cartor-Hunter Grocer company. A.
Continental Bank & Trubt company.
I. Q. Thompson.
Davls-Hamm Commission company
represented by W. D. Davis.
Drumm Seed & FlornI company
Fred A. 8. Wiseman.
Denton Pressed Brick company W.
a Guthrie- .
L. Eppsteln & Son
Fakes &"Co WRUnni Tldbnll.
Fort 'Worth Furniture company Hnl
Fort Worth National bank Oscar
Fort Worth Board of Trade iJ. 11.
First Natlonul bank T W. BJnck
Farmers & Merchants National bank
Ben 0. Smith.
FostoivEpes company represented
by 0. B'Enes.
Fort Worth Tolegrnm 0 D. Rcl-
Fprt Worth Iron & Steel Manufac-
turing company Wllllnm Cnpps prca
A HEARTY WELCOME
Foil Worth Horse & Mule .Market
C. E. Hicks.
Godair-Crowley Commlsblon compa-
nj by is. a. uaiunuge.
L. L. Hawes.
AVIlllam Honry & It. 'P.. Lloll Hani-
ware company R. F. Bell.
J. E Head & Co. J. E. Head.
T. R. James & Sons W. 'D. .laiuiv.
Kellner-Durrett Saddlery company
C. J. E. Kellner.
-Kendall-Clark Drug compnyf Klrlr
King Candy company John 1'. King.
Monnlg Dry Goods company. Wil-
liam Monnlg. 4
Medlin Mill & Elevator company F.
McCord-CoJllus Giocor company E.
J E. Mitchell.
O. R. Menofee.
.Mutual Cotton Oil company J W.
Nash Hardware company C. 13. Nash
National Coffee company - K. Las-
her. Northern Texas Ttractlon company
H. T. Edgar.
H. W. Peak.
.1. Rosenbaum Grain company. G C.
Record Publishing company. Clar-
Stockyards National bank G. W.
Southwestern Telegraph and Tele-
phone company J F. Henderson.
W. C. Stripling
Star Publishing company A. G
Carter. - s
Swift & Co. A Chbden.
Toxas Brewing compnny Joseph C
Texas & Pacific Coal company A. S.
Texas Wood Preserving company M.
Wash6r Brothers Leon Gross.
Waggoner Rank & Trust company.
WoBtorn Nntlonal bank William
Worth hotel W. F Hardwlck.
Waples-Platter Grocer company A.
Hunter L. Wilson.
Fort Worth Record H W. GiiHtoji.
Fort Worth Star A. G Carter.
Fort Worth Tolegrnm Rnynihnd Ro-
CANADA FRANK'S SHOW
HILLED FOR AMILENE.
Tho big tent show and coifcurl com-
pany of F. M. Myers will ho hero Sat-
urday night April 13th. Jack Roonoy
tho funny clown and Uttle Myrtld tho
child artist nro given first place In tho
advertising matter distributed on Iho
streets ami it Is claimed that they aro
both clever entortalnorst
Vaudevlllo circus and specialty show
In tho big tent Saturday nirft
Now la tho tlmo fj
Iqta at bed-rock prl
Park Heights ad
THE SIMULTANEOUS MEETINGS
AT BAPTIST CHURCH WEDNESDAY
The meetings at tho Baptist church
dro growing In Interest rtnd In attend
nnce. Last night tho'pnstor Rev. L
R. Scarborough preached a character-
istic sermon on "Christ's Lave Death
Blood and Death.". At tho conclusion
thoro were a number of requests for
prayer and three professions of faith.
Three also united with tho church.
W. G. Lowli sang. This Rospol slngor
Is not only efoctlvo In solo work but
has succeeded In organising a largo
choir and Is providing somo oxcellont
choruses. The large congregation
Inst night was load by hltn to sing with
a lino unity and zeal.
At tho chftpol hotfr services are bo-
Ing hold at tho Simmons college Tho
preaching Is dono by Pastors Scarbor-
borough and Fronabarger. There is a
genuine revival among the studontB.
and the service hold there this morning
was one of the best since tho meeting
At Jon o'clock in Uio morning a ser-
vice Is hold at the church. Rev 11. F
Fronabarger has leon doing tho
preached on "Our Duty to Our Inti
The meetings will ocntinuo indefinite
ly at tho hours of 1015 In tho morning
and ! at night at tho 'church and at
8-15 at tho College. Tho attendance at
all the services has beon marked by
largo numbers anil tho meeting Is ac-
companied with profound spiritual
OM.A COAT DISFIGURED
BUT STOPS SCHAI'.
T!u editor spout last week in Lub-
bock tnnntn The town of Lubbock
Is tb" blithest count j sent fnnn .i i.ill-
toad In the United States On the way
fliomo and near Tulla Swisher county.
a quart el ensued between two real
estate men words passed then blows
and Judge Tomlinson of Tulla Induced
the aforesaid to assist In a separation
of the combatants fnr""thc sake or the
women and children on the train. Wo
did and for tho first time In onr llfo
wo had a knife thrust In the loft nrm
l the assailant who took us for his
antagonist. It was time to run. Wo
did run. Tho man apollgized. Tho
slash embraced a cut of tho only contl(mo of WnCi was It plan of tho Mad-
wejjad a four-inch whncic near tno
shoulder But "Wo brok& lip Uio sera
and when Amarlllo wns reached a fair
lady sewod up the coat Temple Mir-
ror. LYCEUM THEATRE TONIGHT
WHEN REUBEN CAME TO TOVN.
Wo can truthfully say that Roubon
Oluo the Comedy Drama presented at
the Opera House Saturday night has
thoin all beat ns a fun maker. Reuben
is kept side stopping but manages to
land on top evory time. The cast was
strong and the specialties were good.
Como ngnln Roubon Boulder Times.
Tickets 150 cents.
COTTON MILL KEEPS HAW
MATERIAL ON HAND.
The Waxahachlo Texas cotton mill
owns 2000 bales of cotton which Is
In a staldard wn rehouse "Insured nt
a rate of 1 ' per cent and It Is not
Hedged against on tho futtjro market
of nny axchange. Such a hedgo would
cost somothlng This mill has a bet-
ter way to protect itself on tho spot
cotton they are holding. Thoy have
sold the goods to bo spun from this
cotton for future delivery. They as-
sure thonmelves a fair prorit and sell
somothlng thoy now actually own In
the raw state. This Is. economy but
It Is not gambling. Tho farm or should
have his cotton hi tho warehouse
where ho can sojl for delivery at any
time agreed on. FamJ and Ranch.
PASSENGEUS ARE SAFE
ON A STRANDED 8TRAMKH.
By Associated Press.
LONDON April ILTho Great Eas-
tern railroad company's steamer Brus-
sels went ashore In a dense fog "last
night off the coast Harwich. There
are about sixty passengers on board
hut they are n.ot considered to ho Jn
nny dnngor. Tho steamer
fast during the ontlro itluht.
Dr C. M. Cash wU!)rtvJ
Park Heights a J3.000
onou. Ho luiH JrnHT bough
this now addition to tho city
WIFE' OF WEALTHY RETIRED RAILROAD
OFFICIAL' DROWNS IN LAKE MICHIGAN
By Associated Press.
CHICAGO April DTho doad body
of Mra Bylveestor Suillh wlfo of n
wcathy retired railroad official vuu
found In Lake Michigan at the foot
Of Forty-Seventh street May. it Ih
believed that Mrs. Smith committed
NO VERDICT AS YET
.HJHV IN THAW CASE DELIBERATE
SPEND A SLEEPLESS NIGHT
Effect of Long Trial nnd Longer Hours
of Deliberation Shown on
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK. April I L While Dis-
trict Attomoy Joromo disclaimed all
Intention of entering Into nn oratorical
contest with tho California lnwyor It
Is soldom that-trial address more
powerful more snbtlo moro logical
has been heard lit tho court room. Ills
dorenso of Stanford Whlto whoso plr-
It ho said soemed to bo hovorlng In tho )
court room begging that It bo heard
before being blncknnod forovor was
uttered with Impresslvoness and with
tears In bis vos llefort he finished
and tho case was given to tho jury
Jerome made a fiery attack on Mrs.
Thaw sarcasticnllv referring to her
ns nn "ancrl child always willing to
go to the human ogro who ruined
fter what Is believed to have boon
a fruitless night of iMscusslon nnd bal
loting the lury in the ease of Harry K-
Thaw was liberated this morning rrom
the conference room at 7 o'clock and
taken to breakfast It was plainly ev-
ident that the night with them had
been a hard ono and tho strain of
the' long trial and longer hours of de
liberation for a verdict was shown In
tho reddened eyes and palo faces of
the twelve men They returned from
bronkfnst to the criminal court build-
ing nt 9 o'clock and seemcit In much
At half past ton tho Jury came Into
tho court room nnd aRkcd oj Jimtlce
Fltzferdld that they bo allowed six or
seven of tho exhibits used In tho trial
ed thnt the" loflfimony of one- of tho
oyo witnesses he rood to them.
The defendant savs that he" rested
jvoll last night nnd In speaking of tho
case expressed his confidence Hint ha
would be acquitted
CIVIC LKAWJi; HENEFIT
AT MAJESTIC THEATRE.
Tho Civic improvement League Is
to derive a benefit from tho perform-
ances at the Majestic thoatro Wednes-
day April 17th Tho tickets which tiro
to bo sold will be good Tor the day or
night performance and tho Indies of
tho league aro making nrrnligments
to huvo them placed on sale. An ar-
rangement Is mado to secure tho as-
sistance of a number of snlemon nnd
salesladies by giving ono ticket free
to evoryone who soils tod tickets. Tho
price or tho ticket will bo ten cents
and can be secured from any of the
following. Mrs. F. W. .lames' Mrs.
Jcsho Cannon Mrs. A J". Lolghty Mrs.
S. H Waleho. MrB. L. IL Brndfiold
Madame Rumor Is doing Sheriff
Cunningham a grave Injustice In cir-
culating a report that ho rofiiBod to
allow his prisoner Uaynes to seo his
dying brother. This Is untrue as all
who know the kind hearted ahorlff
ought to know. When word wns taken
to tho shorHf that tho patient was dan-
gorously sick at a hotel holmmcdlatoly
directed Jailor Ptmvey lo tuko tho
prisoner to him bur before this Could
bo dono Mr. Poovoy got notjqo of tho
young man's; (loath but Sherirf Cun-
ningham Instructed him to tnko the
prisoner to see tho body. These nro
tho fnctB us thoy occurred
HltlTJSH TORPEDO BOAT
DESTROYERS IN COLLISION.
By AHHoclnted Press.
DOVKKENO April 11Tbe Brit-
ish torpedo boat destroyers Colne and
Falcon worn put In hero today having
been lmdly danmged In n collision off
suicide whllo temporarily lusario for
thoro is no omer
known to tho
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