Abilene Daily Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 350, Ed. 1 Sunday, August 28, 1910 Page: 1 of 12
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ABILENE TEXAS SUNDAY AUGUST 28 1010
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BILL COMES UP
WILL 1IAV1J FAVORABLE REPOItT
FHOM COMMITTEES OF SEN-
ATE AM) HOUSE.
WILL GOVERNOR APPOINT?
House Fniors Campbell's Naming Tup
Commissioners But Sonata Wants
Matter to bo Deferred Till
' Colquitt Takes Oat".
Special to Tlic Roportcr.
AUSTIN Aug. 27. Tho ponitontlary
1)111 an administration measure camo
out of the committees of' both Houses
of the l5tate Legislature this morning
and will likely bo passed shortly. This
passes up to each branch of the Legis-
lature a fight on whether it' will be-
come effective immediately so that
Campbell will namo the Commission-
ers or shallmot becomo offecttvo until
after the inauguration of Gdvornor-
eloct Colquitt. The House which Is
admittedly in sympathy with the pies.
cnt administration favors making the
bill effecttvo Immediately. Tho senate
wants it to become a law after Col
quitt's Inauguration. Unless there is
a compromise it is not likely that the
bill will paBB Immediately for tho
Senate will stand firm for not permit
ting tho present administration to
name tho members of tho Penitentiary
House Takes n Recess.
After a short recess the House con
vened at eleven thirty this morning
and received a rooort on tho peniten-
tiary bill. GUraoro offered tho bill
nnd it waB referred to tho Ponltcn-
tiary Committee. The House adjourn-
ed until Monday morning. Tho Pen
itentiary Committee then went Into
session and will report the bill favor
Insurance 1)111 Comes Up.
The Insurance bill with the comiuit-
teo came up la the Houso this morn-
srIngVaughau moved J be: SJJdon
special order for Monday morning
which prevailed. It Is understood an
attempted agreement will bo maae
with conference leaders of tho Sennie
Monday. Recess waB then taken.
GOV. MAMUUIM NOT TIMJt'AU.
I'V AS if S. NENATOU
Ih Associated Prima:
NBW OIU.HANH; Auk. !17 It Wan
reported hero today that governor Han
dors will tonight Issue u stntontrnt
Hint ho Will nof qualify us Unlltr! Rtn
ton HCliutoi' it Is Bald that Judgo
Thornton of Itupldcs palish will ho tip.
pointed for the unexpired term.
LEFT AUJI AMPUTATED AS
HESl'LT ACCIDENTAL SHOT
Special to The Kcportoi
Mt'SKOGUE Ok. Aug 27. Thq left
linn or J K. Wylnndproinliient local
politician and attorney was amputated
as a result of an accidental snooting
which occurred while out hunting Vcs-
terday. Ho WaB formerly a momhor of
the state election hoard. It Is believed
that ho will recovefr.
DAUGHTER OF A. KRAKAUElt
MARRIED FATHER'S CHAUFFEUR
Special to The Reporter
EL PASO Aug. 27. Mrs. Addle It
Prankol dnttghter of A. Kraugaour
was married this afternoon to Hugh
T Duttor .formerly chauffeur for the
Krakaeur family. Tho family former-
ly resided nt San Antonio. The brldn
is a Jowoss tho groom a Gentile
ANTIS WIN IN
MA.IOIUT.Y OF FIFTV-ONE VOTES
PLACED COUNTY IN
BIG .DEMONSTRATION GIVEN
AnUs Thronged Streets of Amarlllo
Forming Torchlight Procession
And Ending Festivities: "With
Big .Hon Fire J
COLQUITT AND RAILEY TO
SPEAK AT GAINESVILLE
Special to Tho Reporter
GAINESVILLE Aug. 27. It was an-
nounced here this aftornoon that gov-
ernor elect O. B. Colquitt will deliver
tho opening address nt the Cooko co".n
ty fair horo on October fourth. The
Colqiltt's speech will ho an address
to the working people. Senator Bai-
ley will address the farmers on farm-
ers' day which will bo October eighth
the last day of tho fair. w
T. L BLEDSOE ELECTED
PRESIDENT W T. t R. H
Woodmen of the World In Convention
at Stamford Pay High Com.
pllnient to Ablleno Matf.
County Judge T. A. Bledsoe Justice
of the Pence H. Bob Keeblo and Elmor
Flcsher delegates from Ablleno Camp
No. 130 Woodmen of tho World to tho
West Texas Log Rolling convention
at StamfordThursday Friday auti.Sa.t-
urday reurnctr-yestorday enthusiastic
over tho raeeUngr4 4
"While the ntteudnnce was not ex-
traordinarily largo"" said Judge Bleij-
boc "it was sufficiently numerous to
make a nolso and I have never seen
a smaller body of ntqn do jib much
work In so short a time-"
Tho principal nddress of thT occa-
sion was on "Woodcraft" by Hon. O.
S Oattlmore of Fort Worth.
Thofpljqwlug officers were elected
T. A. Bledsoe of Abilene President!
Waller Nelson ot Stamfordf Vico.
E. E. Roy of Sweetwater Secretary.
J. S. Vnughnn of Colorado City.-E. E.
Millor of ftotnn J. V. Caldwell of Cisco
The next session will lie hold In
August 1911 at Sweetwater.
Special to The Reporter.
AMAUILT.O. Ant 27 Tlin nntli
prohibitionists won out lu today's lo
cnliptlon election by a majority of flf
ty-ono votes following one of they
warmuHt politlcnT ontcstH ever knwn
lu tho Toxns Panhandle.
This makes Potior county wot Th
?ntls made a great- demonstration In
thu streets horo tonight giving a torcli
light procession and ending tho affair
with a big bon. firo In a central pail
of tho city. I
INTEIHOR PAINTERS AT WORK ;
ON (URLS' INDUSTRIAL UOJtE
J. M. Williams left yesterday1 for
Alorkol to spend Sunday with Tils faiDj-
IJy. He will return Monday to resume
Ills duties as contractor on tho QlrU'
Industrial Home of Sifrimons College
Mr. Williams roports that tho plas-
terers aro still at work on tho interior
of tho building and all windows alje
In. Some of tho doors havo been
swung. The Interior naffltors wljll
take charge in tho onrly part of next
Tho building will bo occupied Uy
feopti'iuber 0 although not complete
CONTINCOI'S 8i:SSION FHOM TEN-
O'CLOCK TO FOITIl IN
ILL FILIBUSTERING FAILED
AlllioitglScnlcr Spoke For Two Hours
Against Urn Mcnfuirn Cnr Slicil
and Spider Hill Wore Also
Put Through Gate
C. U Barker president of tho First
National Bank of Morkel was among
the bhsiiiPHH visitors in the city yes-
terday. Ho was biohgbt hero on ac-
count of noma litigation 'in coun)y
TEXAS CENSUS BEING
sSp'-ulnf' ( Thb ItolmiiMi
AUSTIN Aug. 27. Tho railroads
claim validation hill effecting tho In-
ternational & Groat Northern rail-
road was ritmlly passed by the senato
this afternoon at four o'clock by u
final voto of twonty-threo to four. Re-
peated motions for adjournment woro
niadq and tho supporters of tho meas-
ure woro forced to voto theso down bo-
fore tho question could bo considered.
Motions for recess wero also made.
Supporters of the' bill forced tho son-
ate to remain In continuous session
from ton o'clock in the mottling until
four In tho afternoon.
Senators "Adams Hudspeth Senter
and Watson voted against tho bill.
Ilumo paired with Real who absented
hiniHolf by not voting. Real would
have voted nyo and Hume no. Sonn-
tor Meachum vo'tqd for tho bill stat
ing thnt whllo lie doubted tho wis
dom of such a measure hut his con-
tuents Boomed in favor of it. Tho
voto Was sufficient to put tho bill In
riiq sonnto bill will likoly bo pass
ed in tho houso Monday because tho
house bill as pasted had a technical
orror in uot reading " a bill to be on-
titled an act" simply stating instead
"an act etc.
Senior spoke for tVp hours filibus-
tering against the bill but to no avail.
The car shod and spider bills wore
SENATOR JILLACY IN
SlO.mm I'lltK LOSS AT
C01MT.H CUulSTI YtiHTIiltim
Special to Tho Hoportpr:
COItPUH (H1UIHT1 Aug. 37. Klro
eauslng a ten thousand dollar loss ois
oiured horo this untitling when Well
UrotluTH warhouHi and two freight
uiiR of tho Sun Antonio anil Aransas
Pass railroad were destroyed. The
Warehouse ivas lined Jointly by Well
HtothoTH nild Aunour Packing t'ntupa.
ny. SpontnneoUH combustion Is believ-
ed to havo been the cause of tho fire.
OKLAHOMA lll'SINKSS 3IAN
OltOWNEO WHILE SEINING
GAINESVILLE Aug 27. Ed. Gib-
son a prominent oung business man
or ChlckaHhn Ok. was drowned last
night when seized with cramps while
wining lu Ued Itlvor. Tho body was
recovered this morning at seven and
tho fnneial hqhl tills afternoon nbeix
o'clock. He .was unmarried.
80000(1 BUSHELS WHEAT
THRESHED IN COOK COUNTY
Special to Tho Reporter.
GAINESVILLE Aug. 37. J L.
Moody export threshorman today gavo
out tho estimate that the total wheat
threshed lu Cook county M date Is
Negro In Same Fix
ImliriitlmiH Jr That The State Will
Gain One and Possibly Two
Announced Yesterday That Ho is in
No Condition to K?ehe
GUNS MUST BE IX CASES
TO TRAVEL AS BAGGAGE
Special to Tho Reporter.
AUSTIN August 27. According to
an amendment mado today by tho rail
road commission governing tho trans-
portation o baggage guns must be
in cases in order to b0 checked as ba-
gage. This bocomofl effective Aug. 2G
A gentletpnn nnd his wifo who were
both neanfclghed went to Atlantic City
not long since. When the two camo
down to breakfast tho wife picked up
tho menu card but after a moment's
offort pushed it ovor to hen husband
exclaiming as sho did so "You'll havo
to choose for Loth of us. r loft my
glasses up stairs." He took tho card
and began to fumble In his pockets
vainly It proved for he had forgotten
his also. Turning to tho impassive
and irroproaohablo darkey behind bis
chair ho said: "Will you please road
it for us waiter?" "Dqcd ah'd lak
to 'bilge yo' sub but ah ain't go ed-
ucaBhon neither." Llpplncott's.
Special (o Tho Roportor.
AVASHINGTON D C Aug. 27. Tho
Texas News Service correspondent was
information nt the census bureau tjils af
tcrnoon that likoly tho returns for
Fort Worth Dallas nud Galveston may
bo given out for publication oarly not
Officials of tho bureau decline uf
course to discuss these figures but
it is belloved that each of tho cities
ntfmed will show a marked iperenso
Geneial Indications 'frclm tho census
aro that Texas will gal'n one and pos
sibly two congressmen Tho admln-
istintlon -will uso influence to make
the appointment on a basis that will
koon a membership in 'the houso ot
about four hundred.
8jfielal to TJie Reporter-
AUSTIN Aug. 27 Tho condition of
state senator John G. Willacy repre-
senting the twenty-third senatorial dis
trict In tho Texas legislature 1b sorl-
oub according to tho nnnounccmonl'
mado In tho Senate this afternoon by
lioutonant Governor- Davidson
Davidson said that ho had been ad-
vised that Sonntor Willacy is in no
condition to receive telegrams and re-
quested that no messages ho sent Wil-
lacy Somo doubt Is oxprossod regard-
ing tho outcome of Willacy's Illness.
AIqv and Hiram Fisher sons of
S. A Fisher of this city havo gono
to Poitland Oregon on a iroBiocling
MADE TRIP THROUGH
E. Jl. llTiium nnd It L. Hnlnnood Well
Pleased mHIi Conditions Com.
pnrrd to Humors Hoard.
i 13. 0. Byinim returned Inst night
from a fow days trip through Nolan
Scurry and Fishor counties whore ho
wont on business. The trip was mado
In an atitoiuobllo and Mr. Bynutn was
accompanied by R L. Dalnwood agont
for the British American mortgage
company. During the Inst day of tho
trip which was yesterday they made
Mr. Bynum is pleased with tbP trip
According to his stntement tilings lool
moio encouraging in tho couiitry than
has boon told. Mr. DalnWood announc-
es thatJils company will continue bus-
iness In tills section which ahould bo
welcome iiowr to ninny residents of
this and othor adjoining counties.
SECOND WEEK OF '
l'llOHATi: CVSES TIIIIMI UK FORK
.iriMii: iileosoe satuhuay '
IN COl'NTV tWttT.
JURY FINDS FOR PLAINTIFF
Verdict tnrml Friday Night la
Case of Moore Verrsus McLced;
Chll Cases lie Tried in
Week of Term.
DESTROYER AND TOKPEDO '
BOATS ABE BLOWN" ASIIOltE
liy Ad-oclaled' Press t
IX)NDON England August 27. The
toipedo borit destroyer .Success and
torpedo. Boat No 13 wero blown ash-
oro on the Scotch coast by a gain to-
day. Tho Success pulled away hut the
torpedo boat Is on tho cntrnnco rocks
at Clyde Borlously damaged. There
wer. no casualties.
STATE OF MICHIGAN HAS
GAINER 100000 PEOPLE
By Associated Press:
WASHINGTON D C Aug. 27 Tho
population of thq state of Michigan Is
2R1QI73 compared to 2420982 In. MOO
according to figures givon out al tho
census bureau horo this afternoon.
Some Abileneites Who
Were Here in Business
As Early as . Year 1885
In looking over tho city of Ablleno
and Its business housos especially
noting tho lattqr ono would hardly
Tie of the opinion that thirty ono ot
the Industries represented hero aro
owned and operated by citizens -who
wore residents of the town as far back
us 1885 and whp at that time were en-
gaged either In tho same business or
one along similar lines.
Of courso a thosol now In business
hero who word old settlors or rather
pioneers aro not slll occupying tho
flame stand as they did more than
twenty-flvo years ago but they aro
here Just tho same.
The worst drouth In tho history o
this country according to the state-
ments of tho oldest old timers oc-
curred In the years of 1880 and 1887
two bad seasons coming In succes-
sion These business mon who havo
heen hero slncu 1885 weathered thnt
utarm rnost of them catching tho full
lilasj. of It In their first or second year
of business Hcsplte this stiff setback
they have prospered believing In the
country and preaching their belief
and today tho great majority pf them
at leaBt havo prospered to a goodly
extent while tho othora have made
One of tho first pioneers of. tho
place s Col G W. Merchant the
venerable father of the city for It
was ho who gavo Abilene Its name
Mr. Merchant Is not now nctlvoly on
gaged In business horo but ho still
owns cattle and that was his busi
ness thirty years ago.
Along with Mr. Morchant must be
mentioned bis" livelong friend J. H.
Parraraore.whO is also a cattleman and
ranchman. Ho moved to tho city some
time near 1881 almost before It was
a city of tents
Ed S Hughes & Company Ablleno's
big wholesale and retail hardware
hoiiBp had Its beglpnlng in 1882 and
Is still running undor tho original
Spaulding Brothers.Cadlllac dealers
wer0 n business hero In 1884 when
they started a small machine shop.
Tho machine shqp is still maintained
in connection with the later industry
The Burton-Lingo Lumber compnny
Is now using a lumber shed which was
horo with the early pioneors and this
firm with a few changes has been
engaged In business hero slncp 1881
C E. Fulwllor proprietor of a thor-
oughly up to date ltvory and board-
lng stable was here in 1883 .when-he
was operating the same kind of luial-
neBB but as he says with great'y
different styles of buggies.
S U Ralph the paint and papc
Continued to Page 8vm.
NEPHEW OF COL GLABE
MERCHANT IS MURDERED
A Pioneer Now Mexico ItiincJiiiiun As-
tainted From Hear and Skull
Fractured; i Arreslk Made
JUDGE SWAYNE THINKS
PROSPECTS OF OIL GOOD
Col Claho W. Merchadt loft Frldav
evening for Carlsbad. Niw Mexico. In
response to a telegram I forming him
of tho killing of his n phew Clnbo
Merchant Jr formerly employed on
the Wnshlnton ranch hlrty miles
The killing occurred i$ flvo o'clock
Fjdny morning on tho ranch. Evi-
dence in the case Indlcnten that Mr.
Merchant was assaulted Ifrom behind
with an nxo. His skull 'was crushed
In four places all from behind and
nut vyvu. uuu. uuikuu iroia inoir sock- i
ets. Ho was taken to Carlsbad Ju at) J
automobile whoro ho died without
making a statement throwing light on
Following an Investigation by Dis-
trict Attorney L. O Fuljen four ar-
rests were made and oml of the sub-
pecta a negro named 3nt Harris
is said to havo mado a confession
which the offlcors do noj credit.
Merchant waB thirty five years of
ac?e and leaves a widow and several
children. His father. Dlik Merchant
lives at Panhandle City Texas. He is
a cousin pf Will. Lige anl J-. D. Mer-
chant all of Carlsbad nd of Mrs.
Ed SMiy of Roswell. j
Well Know ii Fort Worth .lurlsl Glad-
dens tho Hearts of the
PUTNAM Aug 27. Judge 8wayne
District Judge of Tarrant county has
been out hero investigating tho oil pro-
spocts. JudgQ Swayno was partner
with ox-Governor Hogg In tho oil bus
I n ess nt Beaumont He says the In
dlcations hore are good.
dipt. W. E. Mooro or BjoaHoni Tex-
as has been visiting here for several
days Ho says Putnam l destined to
mako a great resort.
J. II. Surlcs business manager of
tho Putnam Land and Immigration
Company made a business trip to Abi-
There baa been about twonty-flvo
bales of cotton ginned horo up to date.
Wo think that thoro will bo over 120Q
bales ginned horo this station nnd tho
recent rains will make good fall feed
Mr. Pull.')' of Cisco was hero this
weok figuring on putting in a largo
Btocic of groceries.
SInc0 tho rain at his place ItiBt weok
J. H. Stegall living four miles out on
tho Nugent road says all crops are
groatly Improved and bo thinks thero
Is a groat surprlso in store for (ho
farmers of this county In tho way of
hotter crops than they oxpoctpd.
Saturday's session ot County court
was confined solely to cases on the
probate docket. The following case
were disposed of:
listato oTf J. N Holland; win was
Offered for probate the samo wan duly
probated as the last will and testa-
ment of i. N Holland decease
James L. Holland by tho torms oftke
will was appointed executor. C. li.
OaiKor L. II. KIng( and B. C. GaltUerV
wore appointed as appraisers. Valuo
of the estate $15000
Estate of W. O. Ashby O. II. Ashbf
was granted letters of administration
ami W II Hammond Charles CrcigU-
ton and Jack Cotton wqre appointed
appraisers Value of esfcito about
A Verdict for Plaintiff
The Jury in tho case of-Elrner Mooro
versus S. D. MoLood suit on contract
and note tried Friday boforo Spec-
ial JUdgo .. G. Hill brought in n vor-
dlct in tho ovonlng for tho plaintiff.
The defendant gavo notice of appeal.
Tho plaintiff wns roprcsonted by Gro-
gan and DoBogory tho defendant by
Cunningham & Sewoll and W T. Toi-
ter Esq. of Morkol.
Monday's session will bo devoted
principally to tho trial of cases on the
civil dockot tho most Of which woro
passed from tho rirst nnd Bocond weeks
and thoro aro also a fow cases loft on
tho criminal docket for disposal
HIS ARM MANGLED V
IN GItf STAN'I) SAWK-
On last Friday afternoon ht Hatchort
"SlVy; C. Davidson" pinniair happen
ed o an Accident tlint came noar cost-
ing htm his llfo. In som6 manner his
left hand was caught In tho gin saws
and his ami ground Into a pulpt up
to the elbow Dr. Merrick of this
place and two physicians' of Ballla-
gor woru In attendance upon him"
his condition beng extremely criti-
cal from tho shock and Iosb of blood.
As wo write this )lo Is resting ub well
as could bo expected Winters Enter
ABILENE COTTON MARKET
08 BALES RECEIVED TOBATK
Up to 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon
90 bales of now cotton had been weigh-
ed In by Public Weigher Ross and tho
three gins on tho north sldo wero
pinking music Jiist Hlto thoy expected
a 10000 hale crop
On account of tho drouth tho Btaplo
Is vuiy shor but all cotton sold yester-
day brought 1 1 cents. '
Mips Rosa Moxey of Iboris who visit
ed.lF.Dodspii and family In Ablleno
hi A ruturnouVhome "
First District Court
Term in This County
Some Familiar Faces
A tall skinny studious looking chap
In a pleated shirt without a coat and
some funeral finger nulls sat in the
district clerk's office diligently por-
ing over the court dockets
"And what may you bo doing?" In-
quired the deputy clerk his left oyo
cocked to tho windward.
"I am reading history'" absently re-
plied our horo without lifting his eyes.
Ho was reading history history of
his county as It uppoarcd on tho mln-
Bussoll clork; John Mnnn sheriff.
So that was the first session of dis-
trict court of Taylor county more
than thirty years ago. It must liavt
been an ImprcsstVo sight tho old Judge
and important attorney nnd the gun
bespangled officer and the dingy old
court houso In which tho mandates of
Madomo Law wero sent out nml fulfill-
ed with stern exactness.
Thu first Jury commissioners ap-
pointed to select grand and petit Jur-
utes of the district clerk. It wns an or woro M. A. Stamford 8 O. Sin-
Westbound Texas & Pacific passen-
ger number three due to arrive here
st fh'o forty-two In tho afternoon did
not arrive last night until eight o'clock
having b- cu hold up throo hours in
Fort Woith lu waiting for the Iron
Mountain which was delayed by a
account of tho first session of ills
trict court In Taylor county hold lu
Buffalo Gap thocounty soat. begin-.
nlng on the 28th day of May A. D 1873
Tho old clerks had peculiar ways of
oropai'lng their minutes lu thoso days
and the custom has not changed much
lu this busy era
"'itness this charming bit f nu
'( ho Stato of ToxaB
County of Taylor:
mons and W. C Wiley. Special bal-
Rfs wore R W. SoUeo S Sr Gosper
O R. Taylor O. N. Blair James Cur-
ry W. H Hardlmau J 0. Walling and
A. S Lewis.
On tho grand Jtlry wero Samuel
Friend Robert Hlnos Albert Sowoll
r U Hollev J. J Cor R. H Faulkner
T M. Clayton A J Martin It A Gnm-
Mo a. W. Clibourne A. J Hutchliw
'and AV. II Woodward
One Indictment was returned hv thli
"Bo It remembered that on tho 28th grand Jury on tho day It convened. It
day of April A. D 1870 the samo bo won a'tnlnst a woman a mnld-serVaat
" the dav fixed by law thoro wjib named Nanoy Sandors who was char-
begun and holdcn In (ho townof Buf- ged with poisoning. Two days later
falo Gap county and stuto aforesaid I kcvimi hllli were returned chnritlnir of-
i rrgulnr'teriu of tho Honorable DIs- fouders with thoft of a gelding thoft
rlrt Court In and for the county of of property over tho valuo of 50
T.inn nri tate of Texas. Present three murders negligently permUtlnjr
Hon. J R Fleming Judge of tho 12th a prisoner to escape and assault with
'icW 'HMrt of Tflxas prwiding; . " - -
John M Moore Esqr attorney; D Y (Continued on page )
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