Abilene Daily Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 140, Ed. 1 Sunday, January 30, 1910 Page: 1 of 12
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AB11ENE DAILY REPORTER
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ADILTINK TKXAS SUNDAY JANUAIIY 80 1810.
3 CASES FILED
ABILENE RAILROAD MEN
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ON ABILENE CENTRAL PROPOSITION
plaintiffs Ask Court to Compel Jones
to Fulfill Contract and Build
Road to Rising Star
' Three BtiltB were filed In 'District
' Court Saturday night against Morgan
Jones owner of the Abilene & South
era railway and' proposed builder ol
the Abilene Central road. In the first
suit the plaintiff is the AbIlone rail-
road Committee in the second and
third-theAbllene Central Railway .Con
In substance tho plaintiffs petition
the .court to compel Morgan' Jones to
lulfi! his part of the contract looking
to the building of the Abilene 'Central
railroad tq 'RlBl'nVstar. They allege
that he has Btated his refusal to comply
-vvlh the contract ho made with the
Abilene Railroad Committee in other
words that- he'lias refused to go
ahead with the construction or the
road. This is the basis of the suit
All through Saturday this burning
topic of local interest was passed
back and forth. Attprneys J. M. Wag-
statl and Sayles & Sayles for the
.plaintiffs labored hard on the petition
finishing It after nightfall. The suits
'.werje.filed.jifteij eight; o'clock -p.vin.
The plaintiffs point out the appai-
mt desire of Mr. Jones to throw up the
job of building the Abilene Central to
Rising Star. They even charge him
with countermanding certain orders
placed with eastern companies for ma-
terials Notice that suit Had been filed was
served on Mr. "Jones Saturday night
He betrayed no surprise and made no
comment reserving the latter for the
Abilene Central Directors meeting held
Jri the directors' rooms of the Citizens
Practically every member was
present. Mr. Jones and hlB attorney
D. T Bomar of Fort Worth -were there
jjs well as W. O. Swenson J. M Rad-
ford Henry James George L. Paxton
Ed S. HUghes JL W. Wagstaff and oth-
ers. A pacific tone was sounded. In.
1 spad of Indulging in epithets and
Tiandylng words the gentlemen present
took up the question and discussed it
from every angle. Mr Jones .was ap-
parently unshaken In his dbtormlna
tlon to pursue his new course; while
the gentlemen of. the board stated pub-
licly that no cjrcumstance or combina-
tion or circumstances could deter then:
Trom building the road. The latter
opinion was almost unanimous the
only dissenting voices being those of
Mr. Jones and Mr. Bomar;
The suit In many ways Is uni.quo
It does not ask damages In a specific
sum: it merely charges the defendant
with falling to fulfil his part of a
SHIPP TO RETURN LIKE
REAL CONQUERING HERO
Chataaooga Plans aTtoynl Inception
For Former Sheriff and
By Associated Press.
CHATTANOOGA. Tenn. Jan. 20
'Captain Shlpp ex.shorlfr of Hamilton
county and his follow defendants who
have just completed a sentence In the
fjoll of tho District of Columbia will
return bore and will bo royally wel
corned on their arrival. They Were
sentenced to Jail aftor bolng convicted
of contenlpt of supremo court In con
nection with tho lynching of a vnejrro
A public reception will be hold for
them followed by a banquet at the
hotel Patten. Tho Elks Confederate'
veterans and others will give enter-
-talnrocnts and many other small at-
'fairs will be hel din their honor.
Mrs. F R. Thompson left yester-
day afternoon for Merkel where she
will vUU relatives and friends.
written contract aud asks' that he bo
made to honor such an1 obligation. The
total amount involved is in the neigh
borhood 'of nine hundred thousand dol-
lars of which Bum the defendant is
alleged to be directly responsible' for
four fifths of. the whole.
"It Ib difficult to get at tho ineat of
the matter so to speak. Rumor has
It that Mr. Jones has been dickering
with the Texas Central to come Int
Abilene by the purchase of the Abilene
The suits having been filed In Dis
trlct court will likely come up for
trial during the March term. It Is
presumed that Mr. Bomar will repre
sent Mr. Jones.
If Mr. Jones takes the advice of his
Fort Worth mentor he will have very
little perhaps nothing; to say for. pub-
lication regarding this" matter. Mr
Bomar was seen last night in his berth
In tho Texas & Pacific sleeper by. a re-
porter nnd njBked .to make a state
''tMiavhothlngfblsay regarding this
matter!' was the reply.. "If any talking
Is done It should be by the persons
who brought UiIb suit; I have request
ed Mr. Jones-to havebthing to say.'
A prominent member of the Abilone
Central road also Interviewed by The
Reporter gives out the following state-
ment: "We deeply deplore this matter;
which to say the least of It Is highly
unfortunate. The railroad committee
hates to believe that Colonel Morgan
Jones to whom Abilene has ever or-
fered. her most substantial encourage-
ment and In whom the citizens or this
city have pinned their faith .would de
lib'erately turn his back on his soletm
obligation selfishly cancel his part of
the building of the Abilene Central
railway In order to gratify his own de;
sires. We regret the filing or this suit
bub' now that It is filed we aro. de
termined to fight it out to tho finish."
Summed up the "Abilene Cfengrdl
railroad "situation seems to have re-
solved Itself to" tho point whore Mor-
gan Jones has notified the Ablleno
committee of his Intontion to withdraw
from the contract entered Into to build
from Abilene to Risings Star and tho
committee is seeking by civil proced
uro to compel him to carry out the
contract The outcome of tho Butt o
course cannot at this tl'nio bo foretold
but membors of tho committee express
confidence in Its final result.
CHINEE RESEMBLES ONE
WANTED IN PORTLAND
Fort Worth Detective Notices Facial
" ItoticiuhlunccH So Grubs on :
to Slant Eyed Pnrty.
Special to The Reporter. .
FORT WORTH Jnn. 29. Detective
Connelly of tho local police forco to-
day captured a Chinaman on a Main
atreot restaurant whom ho believes Is
wnntpd In Portland Oro on charge of
embezzling eight 'thousand dollars.
Connelly noticed a marked resem-
blance between the Oriental ho cap-
turod and tho photo of tho one sought
and upon Investigation has learned it
Is reported that his prisoner original-
ly camo from Portland Oregon.
A reward of a thousand dollars Is
out for tho capturo of the embezzler
and Connolly will send In a descrlp
tlon of his mnn to the Portland auth-
D B. Payton -who had bea here on
business returned last night to his
home m Sakota.
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3374 POLL TAXES
When Tax "Collector Uaylo Craw Tho standing by Taylor county vot-
ford gratefully closed h(s' -books aiyVrifes boxes Is us follows:'
donned his outer -hnbllamentB pre
paratory to a homeward journey yes-
.terday he announced to his office
assistants thnt more than three thoui-
and Taylor county voters had paid
thHir poll tax and would be In the pri-
mary in red-hot fashion. To be more
exact and in figures . the totals at
yesterday's close sum up 3374 out of
an assessment off 4700 brnlrcady in
excess of yast' year's figures.
In 1909 for tho assessment of 1908
poll tax receipts numbored 3170 and
in 1908 for tho 1907 assessment 3.2G8.
So it will be noted -at a glance that
voting in the primary of' 1910 will bo
heayler than during either or the pre-
ceding years enumerated.-
A noteworthy tact Is tho substantial
gain of the flro station box. Last'
Saturday afternoon it showed a total
of 387 votes as against 432 at tho
courthouse box. Yestorday Its total
wag announced at 674 almost double
that of' a week previous as against G6G
at tho courthouse. Merkel jumped In
one. week from 32G to G35
ABILENE MAN IS
JOi; KEMP RESTAURANT KEEPER
IS STRUCK BY FRISCO
INTERNALLY HURI MAY DIE
Dcnfness Caused Injury as Kemp Did
.Not Hear Approach of Train;
Sustained a Itrokcn Arm
and OthOr Injuries.
The Abilene friends of Joo Kemp a
former restaurant keopqr of. this place
will be slncorely shocked Jp Hoar of
an accident befalling hint which mny
result fatally. Mr Kemp was one of
tho old timers who settled In Abilene
when the town was young leaving
somo years ago for Oklahoma.
Tho best account of his injufry ap-
pears In n nowspappr of Ada Oklo.
and Is worded as follows:
"Joseph Kemp proprietor of the
Pontotoc cafe; was struck last night
by n Frisco nwltch engine In tho yards
and received Injuries which
will probably result Jo his death. One
arm was crushed Kemp sustaining
Internal Injuries Ho Is fifty years old
ind nearly deaf. Ho wbb walking
Jnwn tho track and did not hear the
approach of the train"
Mr. KemD's old friends' here hop
llncerejy to lrn that his Inhirl"
wprjr not so gpHna as first reporte-'
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SUVV &wi$ Xp.
Flro 'Station. u . j :.. . . ... . ... ;'.. V...G74
Courthouse; . ........... G6G
Merkel . ;-... G3G
Ovulo ...;.-....... I ; i.. .192
Nubia '.'. ...;.. M ... .' 130
Trent ....:.... T; ''. . .-. 124
Potosl -. . ."... ; ..i .'.':. '. ;. ....... ' .120
Buffalo Gap '. ...:.'...'.-..'. 'v 101
Shep ....' '. 99
Tuscola . . . . . .7. ......... . 80
Moro .... ...;......... 82
Caps .(Abi)ene) ......... 70
Caps (Merkel) ...62
Caps (Bufralo Gap) .'..i '.'. 47
Gulon . .;. ...V.T.. 69
Iberls .... ; .;.. 64
Jim Ned ;;'. .'. 53
Tyo (Merkel) .. 53
Tyti (Abilene) 43
Bradshaw . . . .- . . 51
Dewey ...........' 33
TOTAL ;.... 3374
The city statistics show a similar in-
crease. Within the week a Monday'
morning's total or 450 was swolled to
hv other words amost double. Tho
It would grlevo a number of peoplo
In tho event ot his death for ho was
popular here nnd among tho then
younger generation was a favorite In
every way; Kemp's. coffeo used to bo
a classic and wns said to be. tho hot-
tost coffee ever boiled.
EVIIJENCE AOAINST HOHNEIt
IS GETTING MUCH STKONGEK
Special to Tho Roporior.
SAN ANTONIO Jan 2p Tho au-
thorities today said that tho ovldenco
In tho caso of Dan Horner wlio wna
arrested at Now BraunfolB recently in
connection with tho. shootlpg of dor
tectlvo Newman Is growing stronger
by letters found in tho room of Alice.
Duval who is also under arrest ono
message dated two nlghta following
tho shooting says "Everything O. K."
LIT FIRK WITH KEROSENE
WOMAN IS FATALLY HURNED
Spocla to Tho Reporter
BEBVILLE.. Jan. 29.-rMrs. II fa.
Saundorson was porhaps fatally burn-
ed and her husband Injured near horo
this morning when tho former at-
tempted to start a fire In the stove
with kerosono The can caught and
exploded nnd Saundorson who hoard
his wife's screams came to the rescue
badly burning himself about tlio faco
and hands In extinguishing tho flames.
TRIGGER HANGS IN FENCE
FATHER 18 KILLED IIY SON
Special to Tho Reporter
DEL RIO Jan. 29.J. M. Burton
a wealthy farmor Hvjng four tnllcs
from this place was this morning mc-
'Dentally shot and killed by his son.
""" two'vero hunting on the farnt
"Vn tho gun tho boy was carrying
iinn- In a fence and was discharged
' " full load entering the fatbor'a
HAVE BEEN PAIO
COUNTY AND 80 IN
BY THE VOTERS
CITY OF ABILENE:
WIH TO PAY POLL TAX
assessment is 1242 Last yoar's figures
at the .close of poll tax paying wns
74). So' it Is bo'rc(aUze(l.'tha the
voters are more anxious to havo a
say In affairs than they were a year
There Is but one day left in which
the voter can pay his poll tax Monr
day will doubtless find tho poor tax
collector overworked sweaty and may
hap just a bit profane. At this late
hour with the full knowlcdgo of the
matter before overy voter It Ibv barely
necessary to exort all freO minded
people to pay their poll tax. It should
be rememborotT nevertheless that to
vote Is the constitutional prerogative
of overy Amerjcan citizen not under
twenty-ond yoars of ago. Tho glar
ing alternative is placed boforo tho.
Image of tho votor: which will you
be an American or a Chinaman?
Monday Just oho day more. If
your poll tnx has not been paid what
you will have to say" in July nnd Nov-
ember ahd you and you will not be
backed by a solid vote.
FDOl THE RAGE
S(VYS PROHIBITION ISSUE IS TOO
STRONG IN ttlN'DS OF
WILL HELP OUT THE UNION
From This Tlmo on "Farmers Caudl
duto" Will Dcyoto Sparc TJnio
to Rest Jntorest.s of
Special to Tho Roportor
TEXARKANA Jan. 29 Ous 8haw
heretofore the awovod usplrant for
tho Dtimocratlo Gubernatorial nomi-
nation but who had not formally an-
nounced for tho rnce today wlthdrow
rrdm tho contest. Tho withdrawal was
contained In a letter to T. J. O'Don-
nnll nf Tnhnhn.
j Shaw Bays that while ho formorly
expected to seek tho nomination! he
I had never' and that the Texas pcoplu
aro bo occupied with tho statewide pro-
hibitlon issue that his platform for
'agricultural end Individual develop-
ment "wpuld receive very little con-
sideration at the hands of the. voters
In tho next primaries. Maw Mys thVt
ho does not caro to enter iufwfic
when his fitness for such oftiet is to
lm determined by his views on one pr-
(iculHr Issue Shaw declares that He
will support prohibition .and will not
alter his stand
A RECEPTION IS GIVEN Hi
Which Vim Attended by Many Lcadls
Citizens of Cleburne. Other
' to Speak Soon.
Special to Tho Reporter.
CLEDURNE Jon. 29 Judge William
A Polndoxter candldntofof tho Demo-
cratic. Gubernatorial nomination for-
mally nnnounccd his platform here to-
day. Polndoxtor Is running strictly
on the prohibition ticket and the bur-
den of his announcements hero today
was taken up with arguments in favor
of submitting the constitutional plat-
form nmandment for stnto wide pro-
hibition and Its support nt tho polls.
Polndoxtor snys thnt statutory prohi-
bition Would be unconstitutional as the
constitution of the stnto permits tho
communicants to enact local optica
laws. Ho would also reserve tho Judi-
cial procedure build moro asylums for
tho hopeless Inaano and establish san-
itariums for consumptives. Polndexter
favors the creation of a now Insurance
department nnd says that ho wonTtl
favor movements helping organized la-
bor as well as capital.
In his platform ad outlined hero this
afternoon Polndoxtor Included nil his
formor speeches and statements con-
cerning other Important matters.
Other candidates for gubernatorial!
honors will Bpeak horo during tho next
nlonth among thorn Cone Johnson and.
GIib Shaw. Polndoxtor Was given a.
reception hero tonight.
PROMINENT DALLAS WOMAN
ENTERS TEXAS UNIVERSITY:
Special to The Roportor.
AUSTIN Jan. 29 Miss Knto Daf-
rnn ot Dallas woll known throughout
tho" ptnto; this afternoon announced.
thafc she. jwIU entor th'Uhlve ratty of
Texas tp do advancod Vorjt In history.
RED HOT SESSION
HELD SATURDAY AFTEUNOON AT
WHICH RESOLUTIONS WEBB
OFFICERS NOT YET ELECTED
Neither Hns Next Mooting Place Beea
Selected Ah Resolution Intro-
duced CnuKcd Many Hours
of Hot DIscutjHlon.
Special to Tho Reporter.
WACO" .Ian 39 Quito n 8tlr was
created hero this nftornoon nt tho don.
Volition of tho Texas Cotton Growers'
Association whan resolutions wero of
fered (lcninmjItiK that all tho employee
of tho Agrlcultral and Mechanical Col-
lego and experimental stations must
bo directly In harmony with tho agri-
cultural and Industrial Interests of
thonstatu nnd also urging tho legisla-
ture to plnco these Institutions In the
control of tho non-partisan stnto board
of agriculture. It was the lnttor part
of tho resolutions that cnusod suoto
Tho resolutlana wore offered by A.
M. Ferguson of Sherman and opposed
by professor Hi L. McKnlght and otner
A. & M. instructo'rs who claimed that
tho attempt wns a polltlcnl move. Af-
ter a po)ipory dlscuBolon a resolution
was passed and tranquility restore.
Anothor resolution wna passed urg-
ing tho marketing of cotton thre-ughoot
tho year Instead of the few montna ai
has been tho custom and Congress wHl
be petitioned to ropoal the tax a
oleomargarine. A resolution settlwg
a price to bo offorcd by tho association
for tho bppt cotton seed was passed
the object bolng to stimulate cultural
methods No officers havo yet am
elected neither has tho next meeUac
place hcen chosen.
Hf XAip(OT JANI BAl
peclal to The Keoorter.
'BAN ANTONfo Jan JH.Om l ts
hls'lcest IaAl deals vr made In w
nr county occurred here this uoralac
when U.'H. HUttU a imnckmm.
seid'ft? J Harrison of this cttr
twenty iltooMBd aeres of lead at MV
tn dollars per acre tfce toUl oss
sideratlon being pWtjm.-
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