Abilene Daily Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 291, Ed. 1 Saturday, June 15, 1907 Page: 3 of 13
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ABILENE DAILY 6MKJATtflKDAY JUNE 15 lWr-Vat t Oho
A Singular1 Coincidence.
'By iVlLLJKD C. IRVING.
Well Armed Is He
b haa the foresight to carry a bank
in his pockot instead of cash.
protected against thievery by
otkers and from error by himsolf.
lseasy to secure this protection.
"Will open an account with you even if
your cash resources are not large
Tho Way to make them largo is t
careful in your spending. And the!
ce'ssity of drawing a check cannot '
but make you carefu
eta a wiMli - a vij'
Abilene - - - Texas
When You Give Your
for groceries don't forget that per
'haps you may have overlooked some?
imng or nnporiancei ror iiimuiilc.
Teas and Coffees
English Breakfast OOlong and
Green Teas we have from the latest
crop. Mocha and Java Coffees we
sell are of finest flavor and extra
strength. We will always fill your
entire list with frcsli choice gooas
and at lowest pcssible prices'
D. R. Wail & Co
SjSTllE chief of tho dotccttvo bureau in which I was employed
I orio day told mo ttint a prisoner convicted of murdor
liM wiahod to sco mo m his coll. 1 wont to tho prison and
lGMH$9 found an educated and refined man who said to mo :
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We "Dress" men with "Clothes" that cre-
ate a 'Habit' to wear none others. We make
him an "Ornamental" sobject of admiration
in both business and social circles. We dress
every shape correctly and "fit the hard to fit"
Misfit Clothing Co'p'ny
ilHARRIS The Druggist!!
HAS WHAT YOU WANT
We have fast received 3. nice assortment of Cattlery ?
a Vr l t t f i.Trc -.xyi. 1-l "r
. . ana 11 yoo warn guus ruc&ei avuius ur vur usi us
snow yot a nice one mat is iauy guaranteed.
iiQeoe C. Harris Druggist::
NEWSPAPERS "& MAGAZINES
If you want good Coffee and Coffee that one'ean
enjoy drinking buy
And You Have The Very Beat
Thorn-Parish & Company
Roberts Phone 293 163 PItfE ST. S-fc one 400
n The Summer Time
g Don't shut your wife up m a hot kitchen to
m . do the cooking. There is a way out of it.
.r An ppnnnmirail wav. too.
JEWEL GASOLINE STOVES
Are made in a sufficient variety to meet all
requirements. Let us show you.
Baone-Mueuer Hardwire Contp'y
Im not guilty .of ' this murder but I've 'boon proven
guilty and tlloy'ro going to hang mo. Now I wnnt you to make an
offort for my life. I shall not Bwjng for six wooka and mcanwhilo I
want all "your time. I'll givo you $ 500 for your timo and $10000
if you'll find out who committed tho murdor and thus exonorato mo."
Tho murdorcd man was a Mr. Jarvis. Ho and tho condemned Ilor-
ton lived near each othor and had' had business deolinga together.
Ono night Horton visited Jarvis Thoy had hot words Ilorton accus-
ing Jarvis of having swindled him and tho noxt morning Jarvis was
found doad shot through tho body. Tho murdered man was tho only
poraon in tho houso oxcQpt tho servants who slept in tho back part
and did not hear tho shot. .
I worked a month endoavoring to find a clow to some ono who
would havo had an intorcat in Mr. Jarvis' death. I failed signally.
Taking a boxof toolB I went as a final expedient" to tho room
at 9 in tWovoning -tho hour Ilorton had visited Jarvis and
beganntfsyBtomatio examination of tho locks window catches indeed
ring pertaining to entrance and exit. T found nothing and at
ldnight tired and disappointed went to sleep on a loungo. Somehow
I couldn't get rid of tho fancy that I might seo something during tho
night to give mo a clow.
But I didn't. With tho life of a fellow being on my hands I slept
but little and was awake at daylight in tho morning. T was in a library
and besides books it was filled with curiosities.
Among other things I noticed on tho wall a pair of mooso's horns
supporting an antique arquobus. It was hung in such a manner that
it did not point parallel with the wall but at an aeuto angle. Tho sun
had been up some timo and. its rays were converged by a convex glass
in a fancy window into a brilliant spot on tho wall. I watched tho spot
travel aa the sun rose and it passed a short distance from tho powder
pan in tho arquebus. I looked at tho chair in which Mr. Jarvis had
been accustomed to sit and noticed that the weapon pointed directly at
it. It occurred to mo that if the sun spot had passed exactly over tho
pan and tho gun had boon loaded it would havo been fired. Then it
suddenly entered my head that tins sun spot and gun might havo been
connected with Jarvis' death.
I got up and oxamined tho gun. It was empty. 1 called tho serv-
ants. They reported that their mastor had kept it loaded declaring
that it was yet good enough to protect him against burglars. At any
rate I believed. Jarvis had boen killed by tho gun even if tho sun Bpot
had not fired it.
Tho next morning I took an assistant from an astronomical observ-
atory into tho room. Ho noticed tho e'ourso traveled by tho sun spot
and figured its track on tho date of the murder. After finishing his
computations ho announced that tho spot on that date passed over tho
pan of tho arquebus. One thing more. I got up on a stopladdor
looked down tho gun's barrel and saw that it pointed directly at Mr.
As soon as I had completed these investigati ns 1 went to the
prisoner and announced the result. I shall never forget the look l
intelligence and hope that came into his face. Tho ;i'xt morning 1 li.
tho prisoner's attorney in tho room and tho next the judgo thai li.nl
sentenced him. Tho attorney formed tho thecy that Mr. Jarvii was
sitting in his chair tho morning the sun spot fired tho arquebus and
Tho prisoner was accorded a new trial but it was a very short one.
Tho jury after visiting the room and seeing a demonstration by tho
attorney who arranged that tho sun sp'ot should fire a bullet int6 Mr.
Jarvis' chair acquitted the prisoner. Tho incident 3aved his life and
made my fortune.
WIXKIF011D BARBER. SHOP
KEEPS PACE WITH' ABILENE.
BAD REPORT MADE
TALE OF A STRANGER.
That Abilene 1b already a little city
and will be a greater one 1b the belief
of W. W. Wlnnlford aB evidenced by
the recent Improvements In his place
of business. Tho place has been en-
larged using an additional space of
ton feet for the length of the building
formorly occupied by Eugene Wood
& Company and this made possible
tho addition of several barbor chairs
and bath rooms
Tho plans and arrangements of the
shop is patterned after and Is a du-
plicate of tho Bank shop which is
considered the most attractive in the
city ofi Dallas. Four chairs are ar-
ranged on each Bide of the house in
front of handsome combination cases.
Tho fixtures aro of. tho most modern
runko tho cases bought for tho Abi-
lene shop being the third manufactur-
ed of the particular design and tho
supplies throughout are of tho moat
approved for sanitary purposes. The
cnsoB mado up of plate gjqss mirrors
48x00 Inchos connected with 2.nch
BtrlpB of tho Banie mirror. A plate
glass front baa boen Installed and tho
house l)aa been re-papered and tho
floor covered with linoleum. Electric
fans etc. make tho place comfortable
for the patrons and in all It la a piei-
ropolltan shop and deserving of the
llboral patronage which it enjoys
PROMINENT ALBANY PHYSICIAN
MOVF TO ABILENE
Dr J W. Casey whom Tho Repor-
ter mentioned u few days ago aa look-
ing over the city with a view of locat-
ing among ub was wU plousod and
we understand returned home fully
determined to mayo. iHe wll titter
purchase or build a htnnq .
A stranger passing through tho city
yesterday In conversation with Alder-
man Boyco made a most discouraging
report of conditions In nil tho country
from the town of Robert Leo In Coke
county through Tom Green and tho
southern part of Runnols county stat
ing that everything Is lltorully burned
up both grass and crops. Ho addod
that many farmers who had recently
moved to those sections pro leaving
and that tho outlook is most unprom
ising. oW trust that tho report Is ex
aggerated and that conditions aro not
so bad aa painted Evon horo while
many farmers say that they do not
yet naod rain tho earth Is gotting lr
rapidly and rain will bo neeoded in a
couple of weeks.
TERRIFIC HAIL STORX.DOES
GREAT DAMAGE IN GEORGtA.
MltllEN GA. Juno 16. A terrMc
hull storm the path of which was four
utiles wide and ten miles long in Jen
kins county completely destroyed tho
crops of a number of farmers Tho hall
atones killed grown chickens and in
many places wore driven entirely
through large watormelons.
Maximum temperature 06.
Mjnlmum temperature 72.
Moan temperature B4
East Texas North tonight and Sun-'
day partly cloudy weather.
East Texas 8outh tonight and Sun"
day partly cloudy weather
West Texaa North toulght and Sun-
West Texas South tonight and Sun
J M. Watson ObaJrver
Fools n dollclous thrill of pleasure
when. tho present is of Bllvor. of cut
glass of liaml-palntcd china that sho
will uho throughout hor marrW life
nnd leuvo to her children. Sho Is for-
tunate If tho goods nro from our storo
being thus assured of "top quality."
West Texas Jewelry Co.
The Sort That
The noted Cluott Coat shirt.
$1.50 is the price contains
more value than any-
thing ever brought
to your city.
ONE will convince you. Get
them while they last.
Ming us & Weaver
The Jamestown Exposition
Is cartulnly worth sqolng ho is Piedmont Addition In
Southwost Abilene. This addition Ib olovntod nnd well
drained. Street car line runs on tho south street. We
can sell you lots on car lino or If you profor slightly
removed. Will build you u houso of your own doslgn on
these lots on the Installment plan. We have homes and
vacant lots In all parts of the city for sale on good terms.
1 amis In this and adjoining counties In largo or small
tracts long time. FIro Insurance ut minimum rates.
LOUIS C. WISE & SON
Real Estate Rental and Insurance Agents
151 Chestnut Street Upstairs Roberts Phone 240
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ON THE TOP WAVE
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of popularity the Peacock
brand of puro white flour
floats serene and calm ffhe
longer you use Peacock
flour the better you'll like
it. If you haven't eaten
bread cakes or p'es baked
from it try a sack today
Remember the Name
and All's Well
Is now on tho market
The Abilene Light
Water Co aufrny or
aeinta for Abileno.
Western Light &
msco Rising 01
Ansou couiroi 1
points. 1 lenty
AriluBtor will i
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They will luBi
indlapeneluW. act ine
above people' and secure
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Shook, L. B. Abilene Daily Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 291, Ed. 1 Saturday, June 15, 1907, newspaper, June 15, 1907; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth315054/m1/3/: accessed February 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Public Library.