Abilene Daily Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 256, Ed. 1 Sunday, July 2, 1911 Page: 1 of 16
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ABIL1N0E DAILY REPORTER
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ABILENE TEXAS SUNDAY JULY 2 1911
WESTERN U. S. SHAKEN BY EARTH TREMORS
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TWO EARTHQUAKE SHOCKS
FELT ON THE PACIFIC SLOPE
Distinct Disturbances of Great Force
Frighten San Francisco and
Other Points on Coast
A LODGLW HOJli KEEPER DIES
FROM PURE FRIGHT
WORST EVER AT CARSON CITY
San Francisco Buildings Shaken And
People Rush Into Streets.
By Associated Press:
SAN FRANCISCO CAL. July 1.
Two earthquake shocks the heaviest
since the big shake of 1906 and sep-
arated by only a flw seconds interval
jarred the central hortion of California
and Western Nevtda today. The first
shadp shock was experienced at 2.01
o'clock and was (f ollowed in a few
seconds by one bf similar intensity
feach lasting about five seconds.
Panic in San FFrFnncisco.
Only trivial damage is reported from
any of the section offeated but In San
Francisco and other cities in the af
fected area a wjild panic siezed upon.
the crowds In the streets and
restaurants and there was a pell-
In San Francisco the scene for
short time resembled on a
small scale of course the panic
stricken actions of he populace im
mediately following the 1900 earth-
quake. Shock Covers Wide Area.
Shocks werq felt to the northward
of the Sacramento valley southward
as far as Fro3no and as far east as
Repo and Caison Nevada the latter
experiencing the severest earth tremor
in its history.
Frisco Buildings Damaged.
Some slight damage waB done
several large buildings in San Fran-
' 5isco. Heavy stones in the cornice of
the Mechanics bank building were
slightly moved out of alignment
v superficial cracks were made In a
' number of largo office buildings the
cornices of the postotllce building
t were disarranged and minor damage
ri was inflicted on the inner walla of
M" other buildings. Several small brick
iyi' structures In the city were badly dlB-
B arranged though no actual destrucJ
' tlon 1 reported. A sensational story
Zii that flames wero raging In the lower
$V end of the city which was partially
' destroyed by the big Are of 190G was
J later denied.
Jt Man Dies of Fright.
1 The only death reported In San
A Francisco was that of Herbert Had-
k i loy. a lodging house keeper who died
f Inf frlirlit. Hndlnv wnn in the last big
!gk earthquake and thought ho was about
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Small Buildings Ruined While
People Panic Stricken
By AssocIatSd Press:
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-verost In this city's history Several
Small buildings wero shaken down and
the people for a short wbilo were
panic stricken fearing the city was
abetit to bo destroyed. There were
PIONEER STOCKMAN DIES.
XMh Swith of Scurry County Vlctln
f Paralysis; Awong the BeBt
KnowB Mea of West
Associated Press r
yder July 1 Mack Smith a pro-
bwtaMftt and wealthy stockman of this
tlon Jlled here Jnf night from a
-lfonorlng attack of paralysis. He
i a polneor in West Texas and one
tlw best lenown men in this part
Protest Araiast Sale
Jyier July 1-Feople from au
of the county are here toay io
rotost asalnat. the recent sale OK
achoql lands at 6.S6 per acret which
OIL CAR EXPLODES
Freight Iluns Into Burning Bridge on
Trinity & Brazos Vnllcy
By Associated Press.
WAXAHACHIB Texas July 1st A
northbound freight train of the Trinity
and Brazos Valley ran Into a burning
bridge last night An oil tank car was
set afire and wrecked the train. The
tank car exploded and fourteen other
cars were burned. The train crew
succeeded in saving the stock cars.
Mccreary likely nominee.
Returns Indicate Ills Election
GpTcrnor of Kcnntcky; James
Wins for Senator.
By Associated Press.
LOUISVILLE KY. July 1. Returns
from 61 out of 118 counties indicate
that James B. McCreary has been nomi-
nated over Williams Adams for Govern
or and that Ollie M. James has made a
runaway race -with Thomas H.'Paytiter
for the United States Senate.
NEGRO SHOT TO DEATH AT FORT
WORTH IN BOLD ATTEMPT
TO ROB HOUSE.
KILLED AS HE OPENED DOOR
Wife of Railway JIail Clerk Sleeping
in House Wit 4 Year Old Boy
Lets Negro Enter -Then
Fires Two Shots.
By Associated Press:
FIRT WORTH July 1. All of Fort
Worth Is greatly Btlrred over an at-
tempted robbery and resultant kill-
ing which took place In this city last
night. Mrs. E. T. Goodwin slayer of
an unknown negro marauder Is hail-
ed as a heroine and members of the
police force assisted by many busi-
ness men are taking up a subscrip-
tion to glYo her a medal for tho brav-
ery she displayed.
Mrs. Goodwin Is tho wife o a rail-
way mall cleric and was alone in her
homo at midnight last night with her
little son. a lad of four years. She
Btated to the police that she was
awalconed by tho noise of someone at-
tempting to enter tho house. She
heard tho man tearing away tho
fastenings on a rear screen and Instead
of fainting or screaming for assistance
quietly armed horself with her hus-
band's revolver and awaited develop-
mnts. Negra Enters Roof Killed
In a fow moments Mrs. Goodwin
saw her bedroom dopr opened and
only discerned the orf o a man.
She took careful' aim and fired twice
then streamed for aid. When tho
first neighbors arrivod they discovered
a negro lying across tho corridor
stono dead with two bullets arund
the heart and Mrs Goodwin in a hal
THREE RECORDS SMASHED.
By Associated Press
PITTSBURG Pa July 1. Three
senior records wero broken and one
equalled here today in the final moot
of tho athletic union championship
games on Forbes field.
In the 88Q yard run M W Sheppard
made the fast time of 1.54 beating the
previous American record by one sec-
ond la the mile run A R. Klviat took
the race in 419 4-5 beating tho form-
er American record of 4.22 4-5
O F Snedigar of San Francisco hur-
led the Javelin 165.21-feet. breaking the
American record one inch. Eller equal
led hU own record in the hurdle race
at 820 yards. Klviat and Sheppard are
BRILLIANT BIRDMAN ACHIEVES
A DISTINCT TRIUMPH IN
FLIES OVER NEW YORK CITY
And Dnrts Back and Forth Between
Towering Skyscrapers With Allan-
don of a Madman; Had
By Associated Presb.
NEW YORK July 1 One of the most
spectacular aeroplane flights attempt
ed in all the brilliantly successful
history of aviation was .accomplished
this morning by Harry N. Atwood.
Atwood started from New Haven
Conn. at 7:05 o'clock this morning
out pacing a fast passenger train flew
over Long Island Sound and then ca
reened and dipped dizzily among the
tops 'of the towering buildings of
New York City surprising the citi-
zens of this blaze colony into a verit-
able hysteria of admiration. Atwood
manipulated) his .craft with almost
weird skill circling tho lofty Singer
tower almost grazing the roof then
scooted off toward Governor's Island
where he achieved a successful land-
ing at 10:25 o'clock.
No aviator before ever dared cross
the currents of New York's skyscrap-
ers and the papers are today full of
Atwood's daring feat.
Plays With Railroad Train
Atwood'a journey from New Haven
to New York was almost remarkable
as his antics after he reached Gotham
Between New Haven and Bridgport
the airman dipped and soared above
a fast moving railroad train circling'
around It three times within a short
distanccand drawing away from it as
the locomotive slowed up for a station.
At the foot of Long Island Sound he
flew high above Hell Gate over east
river which Ib spanned by four lofty
Bteel bridges. As if shaking dice with
death Atwood swept over to the Brook-
land Bide of this river and then near
Williamsburg bridge recrossed the
stream again to Manhattan and flew
southward over the city straight to-
ward the lofty skyscrapers that
frowned in the morning sunlight. He
circled In and out the immense pile
of masonry passed Trinity church
and the new Bankers Trust building.
Over Wall street he seemed to hover
for a minute showing himself plainly
to tho crowds of brokers who gazed
up at him and shouted unintelligible
words of encouragement. He flew
baroly eighty feet above the top ofsthe
Singer tower disregarding the hereto-
fore strict principle of aviation that
blrdmen in crossing a dangerous spot
could not rise too high for safety. Tho
fluttering flag at the top of the tower
showed-the wind blowing there at the
rate of from fifteen to twenty miles
nn hour but that was not enough to
Carried a Mechanician
Atwood's feat was made all the more
romarkablo because throughout his
long flight he carried a mechanician
His total distance Was about 120 mil-
es and his time threo hours and
Will ho Solemnized at Home of The
Bride's Mother Afternoon of
Sunday July Ninth.
The marriage of Miss Dora Ardell
Harris to J Terry Davis will be sol-
tmnlzed at Ave o'clock on the afternoon
of Sunday July 9 at tho homo of the
bride's mother Mrs. E. B. Harris 417
Cypress street. Mr. and Mrs Davis
will be at homo at 229 Mulberry street
The groom-to-be is an employo of the
Abilene Printing Company In the Job
department Miss Harris was reared
in Abilene and has a host of warm
COMMITTEE HAS ADJOURNED
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON July 1 The Senate
committee Investigating charges of
fraud In connection with tho eleotioi
of Senator Lorlraer adjourned today
until July 13 when they meet in Chi-
tago Few Witnesses testified todaj
and they only In 'a corroborative way
Miss Frances Carrol' a telephone
operatpr in the employ t tho HineB
Lumber Company was the flrat worn
Ian witness in the Lorimer Inveatlgat-
tlon. She corroborated tho date Hln-
MONTH OF JUNE-
WHS A SCORCHER
WARMEST 80 DAY INTERVAL
425 YEARS; MEAN TEMPERA-
TURE 85 DEGREES.
YESTERDAY REASONABLY COOL
Maximum Was 04 Degrees Slight Bit
Hotter. Than on Same Date One
Year Ago; Juno Rainfall
.08 of An Inch.
TEMPERATURE BY HOURS.
7 a. m. ....... t 75
8 a. m :..'.'78
9 a. m. ..81
10 a. m. i . . 83
11 a. m. 86
12 m ..... 89
1 p. m.TT7T. ..' 90
2 p. m 91
3 p. m. ...'. 93
4 p. m ...94
5 p. m. . .. 92
6 p. m ' 86
.7 p. m 86
Forecast For Sunday.
Generally continued cloudy
weather over Abilene tempera-
ture will probably range from
75 to 95 degrees above zero.
Saturday the first day of July was
not the hottest of the summer by any
means but was quite hot enough for
ovh the old settlers who. have weatlr
rcd many a wam BUmmer Tho flg.
ures above show that the maximum
temperature . 94 degrees above zero
was reached at four u'clocki in the
Nevertheless yesterday was a trifle
warmer than the same day a year
ago. Government figures show tho
maximum temperature on July 1 1910
to have been 92 above zero. Three
days late the occasion of Mr. John-
son's victory over Mr. Jeffries the
highest temperature in Abilene was
99 above. Also in the month of July
1910 Abilene had almost a third of
an Inch rain.
June Hottest in 25 Years.
The month that closed Friday was
a scorcher tne hottest according
to official Information in twenty-five
years. The mean temperature ror
June waa 85.2 degrees two degrees
above tho mean temperature of June
1896 the previous title holdor in that
respect. Juno's maximum tempera-
ture was reached Saturday a week
ago 105 degrees above being tho
government report. On seven days
the mercury went past tho century
mark. June's rainfall amounted to the
magnllcent total of eight hundredths
of an inch which roqord for dry
weather has been hroken but twice
in twenty-five years once in 1901
and again in 1909. Incidentally the
normal rainfall for tho month of
June Is 317 inches
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Juno had a number of windy days'
the wind generally blowing in a
southerly direction at one time reach-
ing the velocity of about thirty miles
an hour. There were eighteen "clear
days six partly cloudy and six cloudy.
The rumblo of thunder wub heard
Juno 16 and 17.
BANNER CROWD AT EMPIRE
Francis & La.ck Comedian and SIng
erg Continuo to Delight Large
Saturday night saw the usual week-
end capacity house at the Empire
theatre Francis & Lack comedians
and singers making their historic
howling hit. Manager Earlo has In-
troduced many novel acts in vaudo-
vlilism to his patrons but ho never sq-
emred a more eminently satisfying
and wholly funny pair than Francis.
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& LacK. I'Tancis' long sun is a mais -
niflcent tenor while Lack is a com-
edlan pure and simple. They pre-
sensed "The Warden and the Jail
Bird Coon" as their feature and by
way of encore gave a roaring bur -
lesque of Verdi's 11 Trovatore gatur-
day night's pictures were caught
with the goods a Kalem film
The lonely Girl and Two Brothers
both American Fatbe damas.
The Limber Lady and the Jtomicaj
Kuss will be the. attraction at the
Emplre Monday Tuesday and Wednepf
day of this week .
NOT BEEN APPREHENDED
Party of Men Who Held Up Passenger
Train Near Erie Pa. Still at
Large; Posses Return
KILLING AND SUICIDE
Double Tragedy Near Greenville TcxM
OrbJu Moor0 KiUs Leo George
Then Ends Own Life.
GREENVILLE July 1. After shoot-
ing Lee George to death today Orbln
Mooro fired a bullet Into his own brain
at the homo of Mooro'B parents near
Greenville where both men lived. Mem-
bers of the family are at a loss to ex-
plain the shooting as there was no pre-
vious trouble between the two men.
OFFICERS REPORT MONTHLY
Atty. Gen. Rules tlint Wlion'Com. Court
Meets Every Month Officers
Must Make Reports.
By Associated Press.
AUSTIN Texas July 1. The attor
noy general's department held today
tlmt In those counties where tho com -
. "' . -.o . lucut evwijr
month under the new law. that the ofll.
cers must make their reports to the
court every month instead .of evei
three months as heretofore
FOR SALE 0
TWO THOUSAND PE?LE ATTEND
TUSCOLA BARBECUE SEVERAL
SALES WERE MADE.
BIG FREE DIKNER SERVED
Thousands of Loaves of Bread aud
.Hundreds of Pounds of Well Pre-
pared Beef Abundance for nil.
Many In Attendance.
Words are Inadequate to paint a
word-nioture of the disagreeable
brand of weather given by the weather
lot sale Saturday; JuBt ad words would
have been inadequate in expressing the
success this event would have been
had propitious wpather prevailed
From point of attendance tho gather-
ing was a success it being gonerally
estimated that no less than two thous-
and people gathered Saturday at the
place where the railroads cross -Tuscola
tho point whoro tho Abilene &
Southqrn and Gulf Colorado & Santa;
Fe meet and leave each other. Un
fortunately for this occasion Tuscola-
to-be is located In what was not more
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place that has not experienced as much
as ono drop of precipitation in nearly
fifty days and doubly unfortunate was
It that on Saturday the day Bet for the
barbecue and big sale of town lots the
wind blew tho strongest gale of the
year pickjng up tho loosened particles
of earth and whipping with them the
anatomy from head to foot of every
ono present in a way to damper the
ardor and enthusiasm of the oldest
and most optimistic inhabitant of West
Maay Lett) Sold
Notwithstanding tno discouraging-
inclement weather a number of lqta
were reported sold by the townslte
company doubtless a larger number
than was anticipated hy the promoters
of the rfalo The lots were not sold
at public outcry as It waa generally
understood they would be but all ne
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tions were not given. A number of
lots were reported sow out or tuq uen
I Graham addition which consists
of ten acres adjoining the Santa FT
1 right-of-way were reported sold at
The barbecue dlnuer was proouuc -
ed one of ae best that baa beau given
1 in Taylor eaaaty. Thousands of lodves
or bread steal y the barrel aud
hundreds of pounds of meat well pre-
(Continued pn page 3.)
DARING BIT OF WORK
CUNNINGLY PLANNED AND QUITS
AS CLEVERLY CARRIED OUT.
AMOUNT OF BOOTY NOT KNOWR
Reports Differ; 200 Shots Fired and
Express Messenger Injured.
ERIE PA. July 1 (11:20 p. m.)
Posses hunting tho band of hold-up
men who last night attempted to rob
a Philadelphia and Erie express train
returned here early tonght unsuccess
ful and all but the railroad detec-
Ulvos have given up the search. The
(amount tho bandits ' secured is' still
unKnown Dut it is said that an express
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car attached to the looted train con
tained at least $45000.
By Associated Press:
ERIE.PA. July 1. More than one
hundred farmers and every available
police officer In a radius of fifty miles
aro out today searching for the train
robbers who in wild Vest stylo last'
night held up and looted train No. 31
oh the Erie railroad. No accurate
information has been received herfc"
as to what amount of cash the rob- -b'ers
secured. Passengers sair they
numbered from six to ten.
Planned Atrocious Crime.
The report that tho robbers lined
up the patsengors relieving them of
their money and valuables blew open
the safe of the mail car and forced
tho express messenger to hand over
his keys securing no less than twenty
five thousand dollars has been denied
but It is reported that they secured
booty to tho value of soveral thousand
dollars etoctlves Bay the robber
evidently Intended to derail the trann
throwing it into a dry bed of a creek
two hundred eet belaW the track at
tho bottom o an almost perpendicular
slope. he passengers nufberlngr
nearly three hundred wore at first
disposed to regard the whole affair as
a cleverly planned hoax but on learn-
in the roal nature of tho robbery and
narrow ecape they had from death
nearly went mad.
Obstraction Blocks Train.
The train was rounding a five mile
qurvo at greatly reduced-speed when
tt ran into an obstruction made of
timber which had been placed squarely
across the track and through which
no moving body could plough JtB way
'without serious injury. At higher
speed the train must have been de-
railed and sent careening down to a
two hundrd foot 'embankement in
which event all the crow and paa-
sengors must have been killed.
As the train stopped one of the rob-
bers sprang from behind shelter and
Jumped aboard the engine brandish-
ing a revalver and commanding the
engineer and firman to throw up their
Engineer Carey jumped to
tn0 floor of hl(J cab from hU j.dInf
8eat and Degan hurling coal at the
r0Dher.who began to fire. At the
Bpat of the flrat bullet Carey leaped
to lhe grond and cilnehed with his
8BealIant and a hot hand-to-hand
cure control f the waanoa. Carav
bad ju6t thrown hla man when an
other robber came up hurling the
nervy engineer' bodily over the bank.
By a ailraculou chance Carey' cloth-
Jng caught on a potrudln plank and
tiiere jle lay guspended in mid-air
uut suffering no injury worse than a
t8uiy wrenched back
I Mall Ctock Take a Hand.
At this juncture wall clerk G. H.
Block of Krie Pa. stofc In t doot
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. m car u enpuea ui r--oivr
t the bandit. Immediately guns be-
gam to hark from the forest and
Block felj back Uo his ear with a
severe wound In the Hip Conductor
Hooaey who rawled awjr towar
farmhoune to turn ha the alarm over
I telephone was mistaken hy a farmers'
' poe for one of the robpere Rooney
oltmad a tree and tha robbers seeing
i He lantern apaaed a brisk fire
.Rooney waa unhurt
Fround. the Brie trensfi
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they claim waa wo low a PW w
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