Abilene Daily Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 110, Ed. 1 Friday, December 31, 1909 Page: 4 of 8
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.AM; u.4bMiiiiliWMP'Mifa U in' w Kin i
twk ammhii pailt BuppytiL rjunA
( IMF1RR II lift.
Printing! That Haw Donfe th
Work of Detectives.
UQHT CRIMES TO LIGHT.
Jwrtsiieci of Whtro the Canvas of an
AHitt Ltd to ft ConfMtlen ef Quilt.
A Woman's Portrait and Stolen
Am. arltet bo End suddenly become
hnoat famous by his. production of a
luting exhibited at .tho Royal acad.
was one day called upon by a
hOM visit was productive of .the
extraordinary and undreamed of
SCfcs picture represented a lonely
li tick of beach upon which the sea.
era beating In long creamy rollers. In
'Hm foreground bending over a dead
14? was a man with a wild expres-
ses on his face and with a naked
Jsalfe In bis hand. A ship's boat evi-
dently just beached was also In- the
jcture and by the side of the mur
stored man was a bag of gold. The pic-
ture portrayed the advent of two cast-
aways upon a frleudly shore Tho orio
had murdered tho other so that tbo
treasure might bo his.
The painters visitor was a gray hair
ed wild eyed man.
"to heaven's name sir" bo gasped
t "how did you learn tho dreadful
tery- tbatjrou painted? 1 bco you
know all. I murdered my mato BUI to
et tho money that was bis. I throw
Ids body into tho sea. 1 don't know
-what Impulse led mo to tho academy
' 'SJfae flrsjr thing 1 saw was your picture
Representing tbo sccao that took -place
thirty years ago."
' Needless to say: tho picture had been
the outcoino of imagination. Yet mur-
fler will out and tbo guilty conscience
t tho man who had killed bis comrado
ior' lust of gold bad convinced him
that tho painting was no coincidence
at was indeed tho actual portrayal of
dastardly and unwitnessed crime.
There la probably no picture bettor
' known in England than "Tho Doctor'
Tjy Luke Fildes. yet there are proba-
bly very few people awaro of the fact
that that selfsamo masterpleco was tho
eans of briuglng to light tho per-
petratton of u crime that would other-
wise never have been known.
certain doctor In a large town com-
sifted suicide and among his papers
-was a letter which ran as follows: "l
'" have today seen Luko Plldcs 'Doctor.'
SCfce picture represents a medical man
watching by the bedside of a child; It
has so haunted me that.I.abj going to
lake away my own worthless life and
sake a coqfessioir at tho same time.
-3VheB Arthur's" his brother's "boy
llled I came Into money that my dead.
Twethcr bad settled on him. He died
;s all the world thought of acute rmeu-
rmonla. vYet his Ufo might have been
T.wiYea nau i noteu as I'liaea- juoctor
'3k so evtdentlydolng with the use of
H the skill that lay In my power. I
Mstened the boy's end and so got the
money. 1 can bear It no more."
A well known artist was commission-
ed to paint the portrait of a lady In ex
alted circles who boasted tho posses-
tea of a most unique jewel In tho
fnn of a pendant Tho lady was very
juaxious that this heirloom should be
"tecluded In her portrait The artist of
coarse complied with her request
Shortly after tbo painting bad been
completed a daring burglary was per-
petratcd with the result that tho lady
Jest her heirloom and no trace of tho
thief or thieves was forthcoming.
Tcarspassed by and the lady gave up
.all hope of ever seeing tbo precious
Now It so happened that tbo artist
-who bnd painted the portrait of the.
lady mentioned had occasion to travel
la the course of bis wanderings bo
came to Bombay and as every visitor
to that place does strolled through tbo
Suddenly his attention was riveted
by a piece of jewelry In a jeweler's
Afeop that seemed familiar to him. It
-was a diamond and ruby pendant
Where bad bo seen it before? Be 'ran-
packed his fyraln biit could not remem-
He returned to bis hotel and bap-
3ened to tako from his portfolio a
sketch of tho portrait he had mado
years ngo of the lady with the pctvltfu't
Ib a moment tho enigma war 'solved.
!rke pieco of Jewelry liojaxfii. seen was
ike peculiar pendantnat his fair sit-
ter bad been so npiTloug bo should in-
clude in bis por'.tfult
He hurrlejVoir to tho chief of police
and toldJ$at worthy what bo suspect-:
d najfaely that the bazaar bo had
vteltert contained the long lost jewel
J too English lady. Inquiries were at
9 set on foot with extraordinary re-
s. The Jeweler in the bazuar con-
mi tn iinrlncr elven venrs auo a'
ujte Inaltslncant sum for tho Jewel
-which he bnd bought from a stable--sub
In the employ of a neighboring
Tajah. The stableman was sought for
ad tamed out to be none other than
a faaioua English cracksman who had
apparently turned honest but who
jwrertlieJeM confessed to having been
"ibe thief of tho Jewel that had been
'so miraculously disco v.ercd.Pcarson's
i Money In Movlna Pictures.'
jimi iwlBK to einlmrk In ome sort
mt. (HM1JMWM and want to know whether
rflHtaiak tlwri- I much money In
7Vf '' f)" a (Vlfow who moved
? a "ktfl 4iaiji of mirM." aald the flat
wfor ' -H vliMrged hh.;$10" St
Is jtts-r "
f.TOP THE 2.UHT THAW.
Walking the Can a Hair Rateta fa
'ptrltrtca Par a Novfee
There emtio over mo us 1 sat In the
inliuono that evening a wild desire to
title with the engineer in the cab.
l'lniihtng to slip nhcHd along the half
inllo or so of train nt tho first stop 1
tundo known my desire to our Con-
ductor over that part of tho run.
"They'll bo glad to see you" be told
nic "You won't have any trouble got-
tin' there it's a mild evenln'." He
swung topes tho window of the lookout
And called to his rear brakeman "Jim
mlc run along with this here party."
Jluiniie pulled me through the window
of tbo lookout before I clearly realised
the entire plan.
. It was a slippery "path over the roofs
ot sixty cars to the big engine that
was pulling us and the wind that
swept lit from the shores of the Ice-
bound lake along which the tracks ran
-for many miles snapped sharply over
thqso car roofs. Jlmmlo bung on to
his lantern with ono hand to his con-
voy with tho other. Long miles over
those slippery car roofs bad taught
him to regard It us no very serious
"This nln't nothln'" was his nssur-
a nee. "It sometimes gets nasty when
wo get down to zero an' a blizzard
comes a-rlppin' from off over tho lake.
Sometimes you have to get down an'
crawl on. all fours. It wouldn't be
much fun to bo swept off. the tops of
Thero was no disputing that nor
that the tbrco lengtbwiso planks at
the gablo of tho car roofs were not
wide promenades. You Jump from ono
to another to cross from car to car
aUd a man has got to. bavo something
of a gymnastic training and somo cir-
cus as well as railroad blood in his
Veins to do It ' many times without
dropping into ono of the hideous dark
abysses between them.
A hand out of tho dark slapped mo
In the face. "Drop" said Jlmmlc.and.
fearing possibly that I might not obey
bo pulled me flat down upon tho car
"That was n 'telltale' "bocxplalned
and before I could ask further wo
were in n short reach of a tunnel pad
1 understood. Wo wero whirled
through that tunnel like a package In
a tube and If we bad raised our arms
wo could have touched tho flying roof
of the bore. The smoke lay heavy in
the place. It filled our eyes and nos-
trils. "Not reni nice' said Jlmmlo cheerily.
"But no danger lntho boles save now
and then an icicle gets a crack at your
nut You see. there ain't much use in
arguln' tho matter after that UelltdieM
strikes you." Edward Hungerford in
An Occupation That Is Passed Along
From Father to Son.
The ragpickers of Paris aro born to
their work the occupation being pass-
ed from father to son for generations.
Each ragpicker family has its own dis-
trict which is inherited by the chil-
dren and grandchildren.
In spite of alt the progress made In
modern and elcgunt Paris barrels of
waste are piled up on the streets In
front of many buildings on -beautiful
boulevards In the early morning hours
and it is tho privilege and in fact the
mission of the ragpickers to examine
They have use for everything and
but little is left after tbey have passed
their thoroughness being ono reason
why the system Is still allowed. Ev-
ery scrap of paper has Its market;
rags aro gathered for paper manufac-
turers; .shoes go back to leather deal-
Old sardine and preserved meat tins
are used for making playthings old
bones produce gelatin and glU3 lem-
ons aud orange peels aro greatly
sought after and sold at the rate of a
cent a pouud to perfume and sirup
manufacturers old metals are highly
prized cigar stubs go to tobacco fac-
tories and even stale vegetables are
Tho quarters of tho ragpickers of
Paris aro Just outside tho. conflneq of
tho city sections carefully avo'd.tCT'tiy
most people who do not belong to the
guild. Every mombet of tho family
from the oldest to tbo three-year-old
takes part In tbo sorting of the ppojls.:
and It often happens that membenrof
.i 'family die cither from polsqnlng
from stnlo food or from a cut from
ono of the tins. Popular Mechanics.
"A Nine Days' Wonder."
Tho memorable reign of Lady Jano
Grey Is said to havo given rise to tho
phrase "A nine days' wonder" Lady
Jane was proclaimed queen of Eng
land July 10 1B53 four days alter tue
death of Edward VI. After tho lapse
of n period of nine days on July IP
'sbo relinquished her title to the crown.
thus terminating her reign in tue snort
space of a week and a half. A noted
English historian says. "Thus wo come
to the end of the diary of that short
V and troubled reign that from Its
length is said to nave given rise. io iqe
now (1020) popular phrase A nine
A Social. War.
"See here old man every time my
wife orders a gown your .wife orders
"Whcreupou my wife goes your wife
"Can't we arbitrate this matterr-
rf n n JH f " " " " m T ""T " '
$ I now havo my oraarfllp
8 pert with tho iMrtkfMfnKml Jj
W scientific Inatrjntsnowjw
$ to tho Menrjr of 0yihit $
$ and Htwyam ot Jmmmmct ft
$ In thlyTrk ily asT lth ft
ft tho cftCrt otmiJKmixy I ft
ft caro not how ttlMpryour caso ft
ft may bo if I nJTyour eyes ft
ft I guarantee aftrafactlon. ft
ft DR. C.JN DALLENQEn ft
ft Optician. ft
ft Over PalaCQ of Sweets. . ft
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ONE BW DEAD
VOLtOTVlNG BATTLE 'BETWEEN
POLICE AND ROI1BERS
ONE OF GANG
.Stated That Ono Had Told Officers
. . . -M. 'iV
riot ana much uono. mm tno
Others to Assure Their
Special to The Reporter.
GUTHRIE Okla. Dec 31. One rob
ber was shot and lnsjantly killed and
two others injured one of them fatally;
when they wero attacked by. tho po-
lice -while trying to rob the bank at
Harrahj Oklahoma early this morning.
Tho. two wounded men. wero brought-
to this city.
At tho time of tho. attempt at rob-.
bory tho vault of the Harrah bunk bad
n 1 pver seven thousand dollars in
cash. It is Teportea nere tnai carpen-
ter betrayed tho ulot to the authori
ties but accompanied tho others to
the scene of tho robbery in order d
pause their arrest.
Tho man killed was Frank Qulgg.
The ono fatally wounded gae. him
riairie as Frank Carpenter while the
other who was only slightly injured
In' tho battle with the police gave bis
name A. DHworth. There were six
policemen in the. pary that made the
attack on the robbers thus causing
ihe belief that the authorities had been
forewarned of the plot to rob the bank
The bandits never succeeded In gct-
f. ' . .. .L -: i. .1. - hn
ting to tno vauit ui uiu uuur. ub uw
officers openfed fire as soon ha !they
had entered the building.
IIANtfJR JACKPOT FOR BY-
kfHM N'trtw' Tft wftrlis;
40m IMiMmm. ifctfto -Jimbft
That Kind f a PJewer.
Klla-That red Imaded girl Is always
OP thf Kff b"t hp 1 the flower qf the
family Stella-A sort of "Crimson
Rambler" New York Press
A $13.5000 Jackpot for which Wau-
rlka Byers and Wichita Falls are to
furnish the "chips" will be hung tip
for the' construction of a road from
Byers to Waurika closing the twelve-
mile gap between these two cities.
That is the principal reBult or the
meeting held yesterday afternoon at
which MessrtConnor and Kelley of
Waurika and George Byers met. with
a number of -the members of tho Cham
her of Commerce. ..A committee con
sisting of Measrfl.KetlCarrlgan Tandy
and Henderson wag appointed to go to
Waurika and loo'lLthe ground over.
These gentlemen 11 probably make
this trip tomorrow
Three general plans neither of them
In tangible form are being considered.
The first is to build the line and havo
the Wichita Valley operate the second
is to build it and have the Rock Island"
operate it through from Waurika to-
Wichita.FallB and the third Is to build
and operate the road as an lnde'pehu-
ent proposition. Of the.tbTCe tho last
is considered tlje least feasible. It
waB tho sens; of yesterday's meeting
that -the lino wns of very little value
lo Wichita Falls unless through trains
could bo operated from Wichita FaRs
to Waurika and upon the consumma-
tion of this feature of the project large
y depends this city's support in a fi-
Tho principal obstacle in the way of
the Hnb Ib tho heavy cost of terminal
facilities at Waurika. Mr. Connors es-
timates that tlieso will cost at least
fifty thohsand dollars and tho Wichita
Falls committee will look into thlB
feature on Its visit there. It is pro-
posed that Waurika shall contribute'
fifty thousand making a jackpot of
from ?12G000 to $150000 for whoever
will build tho road. Whilo this is an
unusually largo bonus jfor such u
shortlino the conditions are also un-
usual. After the meeting tho visitors wero
taken over the city lielng shown- out
to tho lako which they greatly admir-
ed. They returned to their homes to;
It arrangements can bo made where
by tho Rock Island could operate over
the gap and ovor tho Valley tracks
into this city tho valuo of tho short
lino to Wichita Falls would be enor-
mous and it la believed that this city
would contribute liberally to socuro
the consummation of this plan. Wlch
BANK ROBBERS SECURED A
00D ACCOUNT IN ARKANSAS
By Associated PreBa;
VANNDALB Ark. Deo. 31 -Tyo un-
identified robbers held un Cashier
'Richards of tho Vanndale bank hero
jate yestorday ayfternoon and after
I securing twenty-nine hundred dollars
from th.safe made their escape
A Great Sacrifice of
All WINTER GOODS
The Abilene Dry Goods Co
is offering thousands of dollars worth of
seasonable merchandise at a saving of
25 to 50 per cent If you have anything
yet to buy there is nothing you can ck ;
better than to come right here to make ;
your purchases where one dollar will dft :
almost the work of two. ; ; r
' .. '"' '
. - . . -- 4.
Great Sacrifice of Ladies Ready-toWear;-r
Great Sacrifice of Men's arid Boys' Clothijl
Great Sacrifice Men's Ladies' and Childrens " :: .
Great Sacrifice of thousands of articles ' all
oyer the house. V
A Saving of 25 to 50 Per Cent
Abilene Dry Goods Co.
Statement of the Condition of
The Citizens National Bank
of Abilene Abilene Texas
As Reported to'the Comptroller at th Close of Business ;:;;
.;;;."''" ;':: --. ' Nov. 16 1909. -.;. v:f-v:;-
Loans-and Overdrafts .....$321101.13
U. S. Bonds & Premiums .. 52505.62
Furniture and Fixtures.... 12750.00
Real Estate ................ 6210.00
Cash and Exchongo and Duo .
f rom U. S. Treas. $81951.73
B. E. and. O. D. 'on'-cot-j
Total' . i. ;. .-. . . '. . .' . .;..'.. .$5W7664
Capital ."...;....$ 75000j0O
SurplUB and profits ....?.'. 49157.72 ' t.
Clrculatlbn . oIb6o.e(
Deposits .....'.'. 835608.63
Money Borrowed ..s ..... '' "NQNBL.
Other Liabilities NONE
Total $5097664 l
j--. J P. aARRISON Casaler I
. GEO. L. PAXTON
W. H. EDDLErAN
W. p. LASLEY'
. C. P. WARREN
J" P. -GARRISON
P H. HAMMOCK
J M WAQSTAFP
P. E. HAYNES -O.W.
JjijA-' l&'S -lm . '.V
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