Abilene Daily Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 12, Ed. 1 Wednesday, July 24, 1907 Page: 1 of 8
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
ABILENE DAILY REPORTER
Maioonl VHvot'l'on D o
Itocord P.o r f a a t Tone
ndtcrd tq Piny 1151)1)
TlmoB. Nu8dratch. :
JOES KANDY KITCHEN
WEDNESDAY JULY 24 1907
RESIGNATION AS MAYOR
$KES AS CLAP OF TJICNDER
' VROMvCLKAK SKY TO COUNCIL
ACTION GREATLY REGRETTED
proceedings of Council In Rcgnlar
Bessie EHtcerx Sanding "Will "Bo
Beadjrfar Occttpnncr Dec. 1
Tho resignation of Mayor "Wcavor
yoatorday afternoon camo aa a groat
eurprlso to all of our citizens and es-
pecially to.itho members of tho City
Council. At the close of tho regular
business Besslon Secretary Leako was
asked to read a paper which Mayer
Woavor hadfc "jinded him and which to
tho great Burrlso and regret ot tho
council proved' to bo his resignation.
Mayor Woaver sdld that he deeply re-
gretted tha necessity for the action
but that tho duties of the offlca had
become ad"1 great that he was forcer"
!ln' JUstlco tb hla own business to glvr
tip'tUe'tiillcb. Hospoke In warm term
'appreciation for the hearty co-oper
saltan of tho members of the counc'
and said .that nothing but a senso c
iduty to his town had caused hl3 ar
ton" In giving up tho ofllce. Ever
nrtembor of the council expressed Wit
self as greatly regretting the giving u
of 'Mayor Weavers valuable service
Tho writer has served tho entire tin
pf tho Mayors administration as
mombpr of the council except' aboi
six weeks and his resignation Is
eourco of real regret to him. We b
llove'thnt no man ever gave to a pu
lie trust' a more careful and palnsta'
tng attention.' Mayor Weaver's sple-
did ability has done much for Abller
tmd hla' wis' administration will r
'.felt for good In our city for yeara t
como. As n member of the city counc
Sttnfll.na a citizen the Icsb of Mayo
-iVejivor as TMayor of Abilene la fe"
tlleonlyf and we wish to commend h'
"work In tho highest terms. Carefu
progressive fair with a splendid bu"
inosa Judgment Abilene had in Mr
"Weavor a model Mayor. The Reporte
!;xpres30a the sentiment of almost th'
'icn'tlro city whon it says that Abilene
feels deeply its losa In giving up thr
.services of Mayor Weaver and that
our city appreciates what he has done
tfor It In tho past. Our hope Ib that
hiq successor shall bo a man equal! v
ub public spirited and progressive and
no caroful and conscientious In th
discharge of h'B dut'os. If this shall
jitio'ithe case then Abilene will continue
?tQi hold 'Its loxalted place as tin flrV
'.cltrot. this great country in all things
Proceedings of tho Council.
All members wore present at tho
meotlng cf the city council Tuesday af-
ternoon and tho regular routlno of
. Dullness wai disposed of.
Tho commltteb to buy an additional
span of horses for tho flro department
and to select a site nnd to secure
prices for a flro station on each sldo
' nt the Texas & Pacific railroad was
not ready to roport and mora tlmo was
Tho -ordinance providing for th
maintenance of th" Hbrn-v was nimi
on lti third readlwr. Th's oHInnnco
was ndoptod In compliance w'th a pmn
I'CBltlon from Andrew Carnefl' to the
Fedorat'on Library Asoclnt'on to
plvo $17500 for tho ersctlrn of a II-
f brary bu'ldlng provHIntr that tho nltv
would. Insure tho malrterano of slim
4 after tho buUdlnc hni been oimnMn-l. '
t A cony of the ordinance w'th the plant
of tho proposed bu'Mlnor w'll bq for-
warded to Mr. Carnpslo for hT uirov-
tal. Mrt.Stlth who Iiot berp tol-'u" n
LIBERAL NEWSPAPERS ARE HEAVILY
FINED BY THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT
Dy Associated Press.
M03COW. July 24. The "Vendom-
esU'' and "Ovo" two of the roo3t liberal
papers In the county have been hsaylly
Cncd. Fines have also been imposed
against several papers In Kiev Kazan
and Fenxn and the Weekly GaBt
cf-tha Conat'.tutlonal democrats In SU
potorabure baa been fined $500000.
IRON STRIKERS LEAVE
FOR EUROPEAN HOMES.
By Associated Press.
SUPERIOR WIS. July 24. $
Aa a result of tho strlko in tho
Iron mines tho laborers aro
leaving In largo numbers many
of them buying tickets for their
old' Domes lb- Italy Hungarian ft
and othor parts of Europe.
active part in socnrlng tho ntiun for
the building was present and itormed
tin council that no unseen obstacles
woro met ho now quarters fcr tho 11-
brary would bo completed by Decern-
bar 1st ol this year. Tho plans pro-
v'do for a Young Men's Christian As-
sociat.on nan on tno secona noor or
Tho flro and water commtltso was
instructol to examine tho Improve-
ments at tho opera hcus and to rec
mmnnd surh additions ai seemed best i
'or tho public In caso of fire or other j
The quarterly report of tho city
reauser was read approved and or-
'''' sprpad upon thn m'nutes.
The resignation of Mayor Morgan
'aver was road and will take effect
ien h'n successor haT been olertod.
n election was ordered for August
Card from Mayor.
Ablloilo July 22 1907
the Bard cf Aldermen:
The duties and demands as well ntho'r way Ablleneward
- responsibility as mayor of the c'ty
vo grown to such an extent that it
11 bo Imnossible for mo to carry
tha duties Incumbent upon ho as
'oh officer without very greatly nsg-
tins bv own personal arfalri. And10"0"3 ire rortneommg. It may bo
illy realizing the responsibility that tlat "R -Toh" nas made a .h'tnd
st upon me as mavor. and uv duty
the people who have honored mo
'th tho position and knowing abso-
ltely that I will bo unable to give tho
me and attent'on that would be re-
' ulred of me in my offlc'al capacity
therefore deem It best and in jus-
Ice to both tho people and myself I
'ireby tender mv reslcnat'on as mayor
f the city. And request that an olec-
'on be ordered at once for my suc-
cessor. Mo3t resppot'ullv vou
FORT WORTH RTTORP GIVES
PUBLICITY TO ROBBERY.
In another column today appears
in account of the robberv of Mrs.
or .uu. ..uB u. run wuri.il ua puu-
Bjiea in me tori worm uecoru. ine
Reporter published the part'culars of
tho affair Monday omitting tho namor
of the ladles umn request. Tho peopl
of Abilene will be glad to see that the'
Fort Worth paper has given publlc'tj n0 pnBgefl throub tho ctV( carryIn(
to this bold robbery and hops that ltwth hm K L. n-co. an Inmate of tho
win havo the effect of awakening th In8ail0 A8yum who escaped from that
offlopra and railroad people to tho nee- lnt.tuton mme dnya ai?0. For awh!lo
ess'tv of protecting tho'r patrons anf 'no traco of tho CBcapod unat0 couId
guests against such horr'ble export- b frnr but ho wa flnay ascortaln.
onces. If audi ants aro roppnted mnnv e(J to hav fle( to ha homo near An.
vertlsed nn a c'tv to be avoided espe- ao. An nfflP of thB Aqvllim mme(i.
t'mps Frrt Wo-th will havo to ho ad-
dally by tho ladlos.
VICTORIA prFppici piTtij
WIirCH DESTBOYS 5 BLOCKS.
O T.. Anr-rtotn'od P-flSS. Q
VICTORIA. B. CI.. July 2 Ti 1
greatest f1"" In th h'sto o' V'ctor'a
oipu-red lat even'ng. Ave bloeks bo
n wliid nit b" tqo fams Pl-pm"
n'd"d bv tin snH'nrs of th"? "irr'nn
n"1 n host o vo'imtpps fou"ht 'p.
p- telv puM't" 'own manv huMdlTm
'n hp pith rt th P'-e. Thi loo '
""td at a quarter of a mllllcn
E1 Sheppard and family leave this
afternoon for B'bIibo Ar'zona where
h" wlllllvp In future If hs Hkes the
country. Ills brothpr Jack sent for
him. Ed b ono of tho best nn1 most
reliable blacksmiths we over had In
thla town and we take pleasure In re-
commending h!m to tho people where
In la going to settle.
PEW CHANGES MADE
IN LISTS OF LOST AND SAVED
IN COLUMBIA DISASTER.
UDY REPORTED DEAD IS ALIVE
. Company Announces Uodlcs of Victims.
arc Held A wilting Instructions of
Frlonds and Relatives.
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO. July 24. Fow
changes havo beon made In tho lists
of tho lOBt and saved' Itt'tBty Columbia'
disaster slnco they were published yea-
torday. Miss B. Mussor was found
among the saved Instead ot tho miss
lni h wnn nf flrnf rnnorforl. Thn pom-
announceg that tho bodle9 of tho
vctmg nre bnng hoM by thQ c0ron3r
q nwat tfco lnstruct!.lll8 of tho frlondg
rolaUvos cf tho (eceagcd Tho re.
vFed ngt Qf ho pa88ongera on tho
stcam3r CoumbIa ehow that 08 ot
tho number on board wrT9 saved and
that 77 are jnlss'nj. Of the officers
nntl rrpw 40 arii nnvnd nnil 1fi n-n mlna.
. .. . . no . .
in-. i 11 intiij?a u iuuii ui uo kiiat iiiu
BULL TF LOST
We have lost trace of our ball play-
ing arcgrcgnt'on and can not get In
commun'ratlon with them by w'ro or
letter. We can not stat authentically
whether they aro plnv'nt; ball n'ow-Inc-.
rok'np hnv or bunted and drilling
I The Reporter ma-'e arrangements
wh'ch It thoucht would be sure to keep
It In truch with the boys but It Is ov
Ident that there has benn a mhcarrl-
aco alon-r the I'nu somewhere ns no
In the cnlrbrat'on of tin pvnt h's
-"T-ndoq have looked upon the glnss
thnt snarkles until they havo no re-
membrance of the p'ace called AVone.
A d'limmpr on th eatbound tn'n
this morn'mr r"norted that tho Cub
team plaved Midland a druble-hpader
yesterdav: that he was present at both
games wh'ch were won by Abilene by
a pcore of 2 to 0 and 3 to 0. He also
said that thny would plav another
p'ouble-hender tomorrow. If tho two
enmps wpro n'ayoi vpstordav It was
contrary to the previously announced
Wo leave It to tho readers to form
tho'r own conclusion 1ut so It. is not
that we hive been defeated wh'ch Is
ly JUBtfef bv tho antlon of the
Har-tpam )n not pttInt the home peop0
kn0W how things Went
ESCAPED LUNATIC CPTTJRTID
AT HIS HOME IN ANSON.
J. D. Huffman who is connected
h hft . Rv1.im nt an Anto
ately came to Anson where he found
Ily AsMiolnted Proaft.
BOISE IDAHO July 24. Clarence
Darrow of Chicago began tho closing
address for tha dofenao today In tha
Haywood trial. Tho court ri.om was
filled to Its capacity. In tho open'.ns
Darrow Impressed upon the Jury tho
fact that tho defendant was In Idaho
'as an alien being brought fifteen hun-
dred miles from hla homo Into the com
munity and before a Jury which decs
not view llfo as the men accused of ths
murder of former Governor Stunntn-
berg had beon tauvht to look upon (t.
I In hla speech Mr Darrow Bald
l m ta H M H H H H1 HHHMBMH
A PAINFUL ACCIDENT
SUFFERED BY MAN AT THE ICE
FACTORY THIS MORNING.
SEVERE GASH GOT ON JAW
B. . Bennett was Breaking np Scant-
I lln Wbcn PIcco Flow Up In.
'': flirting tho Injuries.
B. A. Benpct who to employed in tho a
boiler room at tho ico factory suffered W
a painful accidont at ton o'clock this 3
morning which will confine him to his ft
homo at EiS Locust street for several ft
days. Mr. Bennett was breaking up a ft
2x8 scantling with a sledge hammer
when a piece of tho lumber struck h'm
on the right jaw and besides a painful
contusion cut a gash about on Inch In
length through to tho teeth. The vic-
tim was almost rendered unconsclcin
by tho blow but wns romoved to a phy
slclans office on Pino stroet where tho
gnp'ng wound wns closed by several aggravated assault. Tho orfenso wns Panhandle Thoy flpuro thnt th's do-
stltchcs. Mr. Bennett has boon Id committed In this city last winter. A mand for monoy will start nbout tha
Abilene about three years and for the complaint was filed against Eastor- mlddlo of September but are making
past year has been employed in the wood but ho succeeded In ovadlng tho plana already to meet It. Tho rocont
boiler room at the Ice factory whero officers. About two weolcs ago ho was reports of rains nnd tho conditions of
ho racolved his Injuries this morning. located at Childress and Deputy Shor- crops In that section of tho stnto nl-
TO VISIT SEOUL
By Associated Press.
SEOUL July 24. A message from
Chemelpo. Btates that tho Japanese
warships Karslgi Nltaka and Tsusho-
ma arrived there from Gensan at nlno
o'clock this morning with mnny blue-
jackets and provincial trcop3 on board
and will make a call at Seoul. Tho
wholesale arrests of the subordinates
leaving tho palace was begun yester-
day tho object being to Intercept pos-
sible communications from tho former
Emperor which might throw light on
the alleged plots'. Many asltatora from
tho Provinces are arriving hero but
they nro not permitted to assemble In
tha city and are therefore meeting In
the suburban towns whore one hun-
dred soldiers have been detailed to dls-
FIFTY CARS ARE LEFT OF
100 IN THE GLIDDEN TOUR.
By Asnplntrt Pmss.
PHILADELPHIA July 24. About
fifty cars all that remained of tho ono
hundred that started from Clo.jland
July 10 on the Glidden tour nnd they
I left fcr New York todiv in the last
of their long trip. Tho touilsC3 woro
heartily cherred by crowds along tho
j NEW YORK July 24.-Tho first of
mo uiiuuon wurisis reacneu imow
Jersey tho end of their 1550 miles run
at noon today a half hour ahead of tho
DEMOCRATS AND POPULISTS
IVli1?1?101? o?niUS N
LINCOLN. NEB. July 24 -The dom-
ocrats and populists of Nebraska havo
won their fight for fUBlon on tho tick-
ets at tho first direct primary election
S3pt. 3rd. The supremo cour. today
overruled tho demurrer of the Attor -
ney uenerai ana oruerou u wru 'ji iuuii
damus to compel tho secretary of 3tto
to permit fusion on tho primary but
ESS IN THE
"But some of you will porhaps Bay
that whllo there la not enough In tha
ovldenco to warrant ycii In Bonding
tho dorendant to his death thoro Ib
porbapb enough to compromise In a
verdict of murder In the second de-
gree. I would not thank th's jury If
it returned a verdict of assault and
battery and assessed a fine of $5.00
'atcalnst this defendant. It was a cold
bloode and cowardly ?nurder and
If you believe that this mun Is gu'lty
'hang h'm but this la a caso against
In u-.t .nn. Ilin (..nlnnlna In ilia
end. There la noth'ng nt all left In
the ovldenco without him"
ARRANGING FOR MONEY TO
HANDLE WEST TEXAS CROP
W W rW " rift Jin r W 1 rlr rV r&
CARDINAL GIBBONS AT
78 IN GOOD HEALTH.
July 34. Cardinal Gibbons who
was 73 years of ago yestorday
colobratod tho evont at hid
home hero with a number of
friends. Tho Cardinal stated to
his friends that ho was in tho
host 61 health.
JUMPS FROM MOVING TltAIN.
PRISONER DASH FOR LIBERTY.
WAXAHACHIE July 22. Will Ens-
torwood wan brousht to Waxahachlo
last night from Claude by Shorlff .
Forbes and locked up en a chargo of
irf Forbes sont thcro to arrest h in.
Whllo being brought to Waxahachlo
tho prisoner escaped In a sensational
manner by Jumping frcm tho train
while It was running nbout thirty mllos
an hour. ..Ho wns handcuffed at tho
time and that ho was not crippled or
killed seems llttlo short of miraculous.
Tho second dny after his cscapo ho
wont to a farmhouse nnd aBkod for
something to eat nnd requested tho
farmer to cut tho lrcns off his hands.
He was given something to satisfy his
nunser oui mo larmer roiuscu 10 re
move tho brncoleti. After Easterwcod
departed tho farmer went to the near-
est phono and reported tho Incident
to Sheriff Davis nt Claude. Tho next
day Eastorwood was captured on tho
pralrlo about fifteen miles southwest
of Claude. In the menntlmo ho had
found Bcmeono who rcmavod tho hand-
cuffs for him but Tib refused to toll
who had frood his hands.
ONE FISH FEEDS TOWN
OF M INHABITANTS.
NEW YORK. July 23. OHlcerB and
passengers cf the Red "D" lino steam-
er Zeulla Just In from Southern wat
ers brought to port a good fish story.
It was whllo tho steamer was crossing
tho bar at Toblazo near Maracalbo
and In a nnrrow channel that tho fish
a hugo moro was encountered. Tho
steamer struck tho fish nnd.'nccordlng
to a passongor "tho steamor careened
to starboard from tho forco of tho
Tho mero Is good to eat bo tho
przo was turned over to the captain
0f tho Vcnezuelun sloon wlio towed It
to aan unrios. mo mero mensuroa iit
feet In length. 14 feet In clrcumfor -
onco nnd weighed about 1200 pounds.
On his arrival a temporary market
Wfta eatablIshod and tho fish sold at
2 CntS Venozuoan mony' a Bco'
some Idea of tho slzo of tho flBh can
to obtained whon It Is said that tho
wh0le populntlon of San Carlos COO all
told( dlned Bumptuously on mero that
-uvvy TEXAS LAWS
COST 85 CENTS.
AUSTIN July 23. Secretary of
Stnto Dashloll Ib sending out coplea of
tho now Inwa. CcpleB aro to bo eont
to nil county district and Btato offl-
clals also to tho membora of both
brnnchoa of tho legislature. There haa
boon printed 12000 copies of tho now
laws and boforo long tho Bupply Ib
likely to bo exhausted aa It has been
inanv voars slnco bo mnny laws havo
been pasiod by n legislative body Tho
oftln'nlB will rccolvo conloB of tho noW
laws free of cost while to tho gonornl
nubile tho atato dopartmont will
charge 35 cents a ccpy.
FORMER COUNTY CLERK IS GHARGED
WITH EWEZW FUNDS OT OFFICI
Mrs. Georgia We$t of Stamford who
undorwent a serious operation aevorai
weeka ago at tho Ifollls Sinltarlum re-
turned to her homo today.
I Mrs. Mabel Kerr gavo an Informal
n.inllnn n thft fltPfinnrn. thn VOUtlR
people society of tha First Presbyterl-
Ian church on Wednesday July 17th
PANTHER CITY BANKS KNOW
THAT IT WDLL BE A WHOPPEE
SHIP MORE MONEY THAN EVER
To Correspondents In West Texas sbA
Figaro that Demand for Memo
Will Start Sept 1.1th.
FORT WORTH TEXAS July 24.
In anticipation of ono of tho hcavlost
cotton crops of any season on record
tho banks of Fort Worth aro planning
to shin more money than ovor to tholr
corrospendonts In West Toxas nnd thb
most Insuro a bumpor crop and tho
Fort Worth banks renllzo that spoclal
arrangements will bo nPcossa"y to fur-
nish monoy fcr handling samo.
SERIOUS CHARGE8 FILED
WA0. July 23. Complaints
boon filed boforo Justlco Albort Bit:--
Koas hero .n n ..-.. t1
ftm Cnrt(Jr Prathor promlnnent
buolncan mnn hor0f clnrfnji thum
ab(uot-on ot n young womnn a
fow wpoUt ai;o.
Ccmplalnt hns nlno boon filed
ngnlnst Mayflold In Boll county charg-
ing him with criminal assault nnd
Prnther with being accoBaory to tha
Tho complaints grow out of a ro-
cont nutomobllo trip of Mayflold and
Prathor to San Antonio wllon It la al-
loged that thoy took two younc wom?n
from this c'ty overland Btopn'ng two
cr throe nlffhtu boforo ronch'nq; Sin
Anton'o. Tho first stop nt night was
In Tomplo Boll county.
Both mon havo famlllos.
Prather was nrrestod this morn'ntf
on both charmos and ho gavo bond
for an oxnmlnlng trial.
Mayflold Is not In tho city.
Tho cases aro expected to bo vory
JOHN D. DUNP fr. P. WU
$02.20 WITNESS FEES.
CHICAGO July 23. John D. Rocko-
fcllor tho world's richest man la dun-
ni onm tn. ih. 109 on ho nnt-n.
C( 8 A ro)llctnnl w!tn0HB ' tho Stnnd.
.i mi i.-.i i. t..j ir m
ill u Wll uuuiltlji uuiui g uuubu .. w.
l A mogsonBor from nockafellor's at-
torn0y8 calIo(1 at tho ro(joral buIldlnB
Bn ". in. . nn nrr yn
. .. . ..-. ..
explained If John D. Is particularly
ImpovorlBhoi at preBOnt. 0r what -ha
w1 do wJth tho y whQn ho got
Tho Rockofoller emissary wag tcld
that tho hnd of tho Standard Oil
company olthor will havo to como to
Ch'cntro personally nnd bo properly
Identified or hn wIM h""" n
tho district attornoy In Clovoland 8m4
awcar that ho la tho man to whom tu
monoy In duo.
If such an affidavit Ib rncolvod a boo-
clal pay roll will bo B?nt fo thi Wt-
llonnlro fcr his slgnafiir". and Ihon
tin government will mall him a vouch-1
or for tho foes.
POSTOFFIE ' tnpn
OF MONFY AND FT MPS.
ENGLISH IVD. July 24 Tin pt-
ofllco nt Marant?o th'i county waa
robbod cnrly today of $1000 In roouey
I and stamps.
L0U1SVILLE.KY Ju'y 24. Count
Clerk Somonlua who was arrested U
n!pht on a warrant charging him w!tl
embezzling tho funds of his office
tha amount cf approx'mately $5000
waa brought In m"-" pout toiayl
n continued the canw ir
tl August 7 when tha examination
SimonlU3' hooka will havo been coml
Here’s what’s next.
This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Newspaper.
Shook, L. B. Abilene Daily Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 12, Ed. 1 Wednesday, July 24, 1907, newspaper, July 24, 1907; Abilene, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth315087/m1/1/: accessed April 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Public Library.