Abilene Daily Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 279, Ed. 1 Friday, June 19, 1908 Page: 1 of 10
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ABILENE TEXAS FRIDAY JUNE 10. 1&0S.
TAFT AND SHERMAN TO LEAD THE REPUBLICAN PURTX
TO BE AJT ENTERTAINMENT ON A
COMMITTEES ARE APPOINTED
These "WW Soo to It That Jabllco oh
Jaly 3 and 4. will bo a "Whoop-
Last night's meeting of the W. 0 W.
. was. a large and enthusiastic one.
The hall "was crowded and the-inem-
bers showed great enthusiasm In the
work and good of the order.
OE5 condtdate presented himself tor
initiation and under the leadership
of 0. T. .Matkin and Lieutenant fi'avls
the boys of the degree team put the
work on to the entire satisfaction of
Capt Matkin expects to have the
team in the best of trim for the Log-
rolling In August when the field and
floor work will be put on as near
perfect as possible. This will be one
of the many interesting features of
Sovereign T. A. Bledsoe spoke first
. behalf of the Log-rolling and barbe-
cue to be held at Abilene Aug. 7th and
"That is was not to be an experi-
ment or trial for an entertainment
but that the' Association had pulled off
three successful entertainments the
. first of which was held at Abilene
three years ago to which ho referred
with great prjde It being one of if not
the 'most successful out-door enter-
tainments Abilene has over had. The
second was held 'at Big Springs Aug.
3.9QG the third at 'Colorado Texas -lasf
year both of which were a pronounced
Sovereigns J. W. Crayton W. P.
Mahaffey A. S. Hardwlcke et al; fol-
lowed with short speeches speaking
along tho same line every wprd
burning with the greatest confidence
that we can and will make this the
greatest getting together that we have
The "West Texas Log-rolling Asso-
ciation of which Sov T. A. Bledsoe is
president embraces the whole of wes-
tern Texas from Cisco west and we
are glad to again have' tho opportuni-
ty of "pulling our annual entertain-
ment at Abilene and hope to make It
as successful as the one in 1905 and
on a much larger scale.
We as Abilene Camp No. 13G could
not pass unnoticed tho many good
things said" of us In 1905 to which
Sov. Hardwlcke referred In his talk
but wore Indeed proud of our success
then and appreciate the praises of
Abilene and tho general public and In-
vite all to attend August 7th and 8th
the greatest of them all.
Tho entertainment this year will
consist of speaking by prominent
Woodmen Sov. 0. S. Lattlmore has
promised to be with us and committee
has invited Sov. Commander J 0.
Root and Clerk J. T. Yates of Omaha
Neb. and others will be present to
speak on this occasion.
Good flold work by tho homo and
visiting teams which will bo very In-
teresting. At night a class of one-hundred or
moro to bo Initiated and tho work ex-
emplified by both homo and visiting
Thero will also bo Bomo good bIiows
on tho ground free barbecuo both days
and refreshment and cold drjnk stands
enough' to accommodate the crowds
Following Is a list of the several
On arrangements: W. J. Young T.
A. t'-bqo H. Itob Keeble.
Barbecuo: Jerry DIshman W. H.
Chlldors JohnMoore J It. Bertrand.
Cornelius Hall P. 0. Forbus John
Davis and Howard Humphroy.
Entertalnroont. and privileges: T.
A. Price 0. M. Tandy A. H. Balch
and J V Wooten
Speakers: H. F Cobs II. D Mox-
ley J Max Williams.
Badges; W H. Demneey and 0
Avertlslng; J. W. Crayton P. M.
McKlnney W R. KeeMe. t
Standi : Joe. T Betterto. W E.
DeiM J Sides C. D Reasley . A.
Ayers. ami I O. Neece.
The secretary of tU ewp to fee
tlio secretary of the arrangement com-
mittee and all committees to report to
tho arrangement committee.
Mrs. W B. Johnson who Jbas been
here for somo time visiting her par-
ents Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Mackey left
yesterday for Talban N. M. whert her
husband is in buslnes. They' intend
to make that town their futurq homo.
Richard Malono of Dallas was la
Merkel yesterday on business. He took
tlmo to mako asoclal rail at the home
of Mrs. J. W. Rowlett. Ho went west
on the mornlg train.
Judgo W. T Potter went up to
Sweetwater in the morning train to at-
tend -to business.
Mrs. J. B. PItzer wont to Colorado
yesterday to visit her brother A. R.
Wood whose wife is reported very ill.
The little girl of Mr. and Mrs. Os-
car Jackson whose arm wns broken
on Wednesday Is reported doing nice-
st. Mr. Otto Carter Is juBtly proud of
his neW machine a Ford auto which
he brought . In from Abilene yester-
day. Oscar Jackson was brought home 16
Merkeblast evening from Fort Worth
where he had the misfortune of get-
ting one of his lower limbs broken
In getting off of a street car he
was thrown to the ground and sus-
tained this injury.
Mr. Orantland of Colorado who has
been visiting tho family of Rev. J. S.
Vaughan returned home yesterday.
Mrs. Grantland and babo will remain
a few days longer with her parents.
Mrs. T. A. Johnson and children re-
turned honie yesterday from Gorman
where they had been visiting relatives
'Rev. P. C Shilling of Robt Lee who
has been visiting in Merkel a few
days and who preached a good sermon
at tho First Baptist .church on Wed-
nesday night wont to Abilene on the
Bnso Ball and Else.
MERKEL June 19. The matter of
absorbing Interest here to the lovers
of the sport is the series of ball games
In progress at the park. The Merkel
boys and tho Dublin team crossed bats
yesterday on the diamond here and
the result was a victory for Dublin
team. The score was 2 to 1.. They
will play again this afternoon and also
But the great excitement will come
next week when the Midland team
will be here for three games on Mon-
day Tuesday and Wednesday.
Tonight at tho Tabernacle tho Home
Mission Society of tho Methodist
church will give an entertainment
called "The Tom Thumb Wedding."
It Is said to be a very dainty quaint
and spectacular performance. It Is
evident that tho little folks are going
to have a good time and no doubt.the
older peoplo will enjoy it too.
The third quarterly conference of
tho Methodist church will bo held -hero
Saturday and Sunday. Rev. Jno. R.
Morris of Abilene the presiding elder
will bo present
Rov. S. J. Vaughan hns announced a
revival meeting to begin at tho taber-
nacle on July 3.
BEATEN UP BY
Special to The Reporter.
SAN ANGELO June 19. W . F.
Pago proprietor of the Alamo Houso
one of the lodging houses of this city
was attacked and badly beaten up by
two negroes at the station at an early
hour this morning His condition is
serious Only a few persons saw tho
assault and these pitched Into the ne-
groes who fled. They were later ar-
retted. Their pames are Rutus Hullg
and Levliag Hester of BalHngor and
they have been pagee and runners for
the hotetq here. The citizens of the
plce ate very Indignant but no vlo-
leoee l feared jmJs Pace dies from
Bulky Politician From Ohio
Secures Presidential Nom-
ination on First Ballot
REPRESENTATIVE SHERMAN OF NEW
YORK CHOSEN AS TAFT'S PAGEMAKER
Cortelyou Boom Proyqs to be a Fizzle
and Pompadoured Secretary Gets
Handed to Him One Large
Nice Juicy Lemon.
By Associated Prss.
CHICAGO ILL. June 19. Shortly
after five o'clock yesterday afternoon
the republican national convention
nominated for the Presidency Of the
United States Secretary of War Wil-
liam H. Taft of Ohio and this morn-
ing chose Representative Shermon of
New York to run on the ticket as vice
president Tho nomination of Secre-
tary Taft cariie Immediately after tho'
close of tho nominating speeches and
tho big Ohioanvs victory was decisive
and complete. The vote stood as fol-'
Hughes 63. '"
Fairbanks 40. .. -. ...'
Foraker "1G. '"
Knox 8 " '
When It was announced by Perma-
nent Chairman Lodge that Mr. Taft
was the man chosen on whom the
faith of republicanism was pinned the
roar that went up from ton thousand
throats well night took the roof off
the building. Taft's demonstration
lasted full fifteen minutes during
which time delegates swept up and
down the asles singing and crying
"President Taft" Chairman Lodge
made no effort to restore order until
the ardor of tho delegates had spent
Itself; then took up the trend of busi-
ness and soon after adjourned tho con-
vention. The convention opened this morning
With a fair promise of an early filling
of the vacant place on tho ticket. New
York state In caucus jnto yesterday
evening characterised by notnblq en-
thusiasm suddonly dropped Ita wait-
ing attitude and preBse.d to tho front
In tho vice presidential situation with
a solid strength or seventy-five votes
behind Congressman Sherman. This
action npaprently destroyed what
chances thero might have boen for tho
delegation taking up tho candidacy
of. Secretary Cortelyou and his namo
waB hardly heard at all last night
The importance of this move was In-
Btantly recognized by all leaders.
Interestjng (levcilopmeiits jjf last
night's session were tho appcaranco In
conferonco of the name of United
Statos Senator Albert J. Bevorldgo of
Indiana and tho pertinacity with which
tho friends of Governor Guild of Mas-
sachusetts clung tp his candidacy.
Governor Guild was still In plain
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
DEEDS FILED FOR RECORD.
Mrs N. J. Grny to A C. Snyder lot
3 Charles Motz Jr subdivision of lot
3 block 190 'city of Abilene ?D0G.C5
J. V Howorton to Mrs. AgrteB R.
Lipscomb lot 2 block 19 North Park
addition to the city of Abilono $2070
C. W. Dudloy and wife to A. C. Sny-
der part of lot I block 188 city of
E. B. Power to J. T. H. Lipscomb
lots 15 and 10 block B A. NeSbltt's
subdivision of block 18; and lots 3
and 4 block 12 Central Park addition
to tho city of Abilene $250.
Clyde Newberry to Mrs. N. J Gray
lot 3 Charles Motz Jr. subdivision
of lot 3 block 190 city of Abilene
Miss Pearl Brown who hag been
sick Is fast recovering. "
sight on the field this morning; .nev-
ertheless the rising Sherman tides
Bwopt through Guild's foundation and
Indications wero then that the struc-
ture would not stand. Murphy of. Now
Jersey Sheldon of .Nebraska and
Knight of California wero to the time
of tho morning session more or less ac-
tively pressed John H. Hammond
withdrew his name early yesterday
When the roll call by states was
made for tho vlco presidential nomi-
nation Delaware yielded to New York
and Woodruff was tho man solectcd
to take tho platform to nomlnato Shor
man. At 11:41 Woodruff made tho
nominating spoech which wns sec-
onded by Speaker Cannon. Tho ap-
p'earanco of Mr. Cannon caused an out-
burst" of cheering. The total voto. for
vice president was as" follows:
Murphy 77. ": "'
Sheldon 10. .
At half past evelon Crano of Mas-
sachusetts moved to mako Sherman's
nomination unanimous. Governor
Ford of New Jersey seconded tho mo-
tion. Tho motion prevailed unani-
mously and Sherman was declared tho
nominee. The convention adjourned
Secretary Taft today resigned his
office as Secretary of War resignation
to take effect Juno 30. Luke Wright
of Tennesseo will bo appointed Secre-
tary of War In his place.
Powell Clayton of Arkansas was se-
lected temporary chairman of tho re-
publican national committee until
nperraanent chairman Is elected. El-
mer Dovor was re-elected Secretary
and W. S. Stono Sergeant at Arms.
Socrotary Taft sent a. telegram of
congratulations to Representative
Sherman Immediately on hearing of
his nomination to tho vice presidency
Secretary Cortelyou also sent a tolo-
gram of cpngratulatlons which 'flow-
ed that tho one tlmo stenographer was
possessed of sporting blood.
Miss Iris Booth has returned from a
visit tq Fort Worth.
On account of tho Illness of Mrs.
Tandy tho Christian Endoaver soolal
has been chahged to tho homo of Rov.
George H. Morrison pastor of tho
church. Thero will bo a program re-
freshments and a gcnornl good time
for all who attend .
CHIEF ENGINEER McDANlEL
TELLS OF PROGRESS ON ROAD
Chief Engineer W. J. McDanloJ of
tho Balllngor & Abilene railroad left
this morning for Fort Worth whoro
ho will bo Joined by President C. A.
Dooso and attorney Judgo C. O Har-
ris. The three will then go on to
Boston nnd St. Louis. They will take
tho profile of tho route to show the
gentlemen of the East who aro behind
the proposition Mr. McDanlel stated
that the contract for Eastern capital
has been closed and that work on the
Voad would bo rapidly pushed. This
will be welcome news to persons In-
terested. The. Abilene I. O O F degree staff
will drill tonight for the Banner con-
test at Cisco la August
IT. L. GR0GAX FOn DISTINCT
ATTOltN'EV 12nd DISTRICT
The Reporter calls tho attention of
Its rcftdors to iho announcement of W1.
L. Grogan candidate for district at-
torney or this tho 42nd judicial district.
Mr. Grogan Is well qualified for tho
position and it elected will mako a
faithful nnd fearless officer. Ho has
been engaged In tho practice of law
for a number of years and has mot
with good success. Ho was educated
In Baylor University and made " his
advent Into politics as one of tho
Bpeakers for state prohibition in 18S7
and Is a democrat of tho Hogg school.
Ho has been a citizen of Central West
Texas for fourteen yoars and for throo
years was superintendent of tho pub-
lic school of Sweetwater. Ho also
served ono term In tho Btato legisla-
ture whero ho rendered his district
Splendid nnd eluciont service.
Tho Reporter has no fear In com-
mending Mr. Grogan to tho voters of
the district as' a gentleman who will
stand for tho enforcement of tho laws
without regard to Individual- and re-
quests that his claims bo carefully con
sldercd by every voter concornod.
THIN KB DEMOCRATS DONT
HATE TO SUPPORT AMENDMENT
DALLAS Juno 19. Chairman Car-
don of tho State Democratic Executive
Committee today ruled that the vote
for prohibition submission does not
bind tho domocratlc voto to support
tho amendment when it Ms submit-
ted. PHILADELPHIA HANl FAILS
TO OPEN ITS DOORS TODAY
PHILADELPHIA PA. Juno 19.
Tho Lincoln Savings Bank & Trust
Company a small concern In this city
failed to open its doors for business
today ahd Samuel M. Hyrioman an
attorney was apolnted receiver.
DAYIDS0N UNDECIDED AS TO
JOINT DEBATES 1Y1TU WYNNE.
Speoinl to Tho Reporter.
AUSTIN June 19. Attorney Gener-
al Davidson returned today from Gal-
veston. Ho says ho Is undecided
whether to meet Col. R. M. Wynno in
CHIEF RHEA OE F0HT WORTH
AND NOTED PRISONER WOLFE
Chief Rhen of Fort Worth passed
through this morning with Wolfo tho
notorious prisoner that ho caught out
In Nevada. Wolfo will bo carried to
Fort Worth whoro ho Is wanted In
connection with the murdor of County
Attornoy McLean and ox-officer Hatnll
Shortly after tho double murders
Wolfe was nrrested In Fort Worth
released and rearrested but ho made
his epcapo and slnco that time has led
the officers ri merry chase.
Llttlo Homer C. Pcgues Passes Away.
After Buffering three weeks with fo-
vcr which resulted often In sposnts
llttlo Homer Clay Pogues tho four-months-old
son of E. C .and Mrs.
Peguos passed peacefully away at G
o'clock this morning and at C o'clock
this aftornoon his body was burlod
in tho Masonic cemetery In the pres-
ence of a groat number of sympathiz-
8 "A Circumstantial Case" a w
delightful btory by Walter B. W.
8 Winos illustrated by Parker 8
8 Bornokor & Curtis will appear
In tomorrow's Dally Roportor.
tt rtflj SURE TO READ IT. 8
BELL HAS STAR
TED ON GANVASS
AUSTIN June 19 Governor Tom
M Campbell left hero today on a cam-
paign tour of tho state Ho makes
his opening spoech nt Terrell Satur-
day spends Sunday In Dallas and will
ho at Bowie on Monday the 22nd
Wednesday tho 24 th he addresses a
mass meeting In Amarlllo speaks at
Hlllaboro the following Friday and
has an apoplutment at Wnxahachlo on
June 27 Saturday. Ho will go back
to Austin for Sunday the 28th or pro-
bably rest at his home In Palestine
Tho Governor y k ia hh Intention
to defend the laws pawMHl by the Thlf
REFRACTORY CANNON CAUSES
DEATHS OF TWO MEN.
MIMIC WAR IN PROGRESS
Hcarcy Charge In Six Inch Battery
Gun Causes It to Rear Backwards
and Crush Sailors.
By Assoqlntod Press.
NEW YORK Juno 19. John Walsh
la dead and two other men George
Harvoy and James McDowell aro in-
jured as rosult of an accident due
to what is known as "flare back"
Harvoy Is not expected to recover. Th
three men wore mombors of the-
Ninth Regiment of - tho Now York
Guards and wero operating a six inch
gun In tho battery at Fort Washwattl
In the 'mimic war now in progress.
Tho rapidity with which tho charge'
wero pumped out or tho gun seems ap-
parently to have caused an overheat
lng of the minimized projectllo wlhch.
In turn increased tho friction of the
plunging rods that slip in and hold.
In place tho charges. This made the
prematuro backward explosion 'aUd
led to the muzzle of tho gun Jumping
in tho air.
All tho mon connected with tho un-
fortunato affair wofo mombors of the
Sailers Protective Association In good
Will J. Smith Dead.
Just four wooks ago tomorrow Will
J. 'Smjth bookkeeper for tho Abljene
Dp?''OT1?i Co- olosod his books laid
his peri aside roported to Mr. Roberts
that ho was sick and loft for his home
on Elm and South Seventh streets. A
physlclnn was cnllod hut his condi-
tion grow worse Instead of bettor
and ono or two other doctors wore
called In consultation and In addition
to tho good nnd faithful wife who was
constantly nt his bedsldo n trained
nurso was employed and everything
that medical skill and tho vory best of
nttontlon cpuld do he lingered and
suffered for nearly four wooks.
Will as ho was familiarly called
started out in life with tho determina-
tion to make a good and usoful man of
himself to mako tho world bettor by
having lived In it oid when quite
a young man ho grnduated in tho pub
lie schools npd then took a courso In
Simmons collogo and for quite awhile
ho has boon with tho Abilono Dry
GoodB Co. whoro hj..was hold In the
highest esteem not only by mombera
of tlio firm but by a dozon or mora
About a year and a half ago ho was
happily married to Miss Poarl Ker-
shaw and the union. has been one of
sunshine nnd seemingly tho future
hold In store for jtliom nil that could
bo askqd and In this grant nnd almost
unbearable Jobs the Voreavod young
wlfo has tho heartfelt sympathy of the
Tho funornl sorvlces will tako place
at tho First Methodist church at 10
o'clock tomorrow after which the re-
mains will ho laid to rest In tho .city
Tho Rcportor JoIob In sympathy for
tho father V J Smith and all other
members of the family of tho deceas-
IIKIiP PRICES SOAR
HIGHEST IN YEARS.
NEW YORK June 17 Tracing the
present high pr.lco of beef directly to
tho money panic of last October and to
tho operation of the tariff laws re-
tall butchers wholesale dealers and
packers yesterday declared that they
could soo nothing on which to base
productions of lower prices for the
best grades of meat Dressed carcasses
brought from c to Its u. pound more
yesterday In New York than they M
Monday reflecting an Increase slRe
last week o( 1 In the Chicago prlee
of live steers bringing tho cot tot
beef on the hoot hlghor than H 1mm
been In twenty-five years.
All Interests declared that the eoa
sumption of beef has fatten off appre-
ciably soma estimating the decline 1r
sale as high as 35 per cent.
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