The Abilene Reporter. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 34, Ed. 1 Friday, August 19, 1892 Page: 4 of 8
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The Abilene Reporter.
ABILENE - - - TEXAS.
FRIDAY AUGUST 19 189a.
0iV JWENY JR. Editon
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FOR JUDGE 41ND JUDICIAL DISTRICT.
T. II. Conncx.
John B. Neilu
FOR DISTRICT AND COUNTY CLERK.
David J. Red.
M. C Lambeth.
W. T. Ross.
FOR CONSTABLE PRECINCT NO.
J. H. Williams.
V. T. Hemphill.
FOR COUNTY JUDGE
D. G. Hill.
TOR TAX ASSESSOR.
J. V. Christopher.
FOR COUNTY TREASURER
G. A. Witt.
IiI. W. McLamork.
FOR ANIMAL AND HIDE INSPECTOR.
' J. F. NORTHINGTON.
J P." WOO! EN.
A. E. Watson.
FOR COUNTY ATTORNEY
John M. Wagstaff.
FOR JUSTICE PRECINCT NO. 1
"W. A. MlNTER.
W. C Cheatham.
terrible and startling confirmation of"
the old adaijc that there is "one law
lor lite rioh and another for the poor."
We hctewith reproduce verbatim the
the reasons that Gov: Buchanan g.tVc
to a reporter or the associated prcUm
explanation of his action: "First there-
fusal of a change of venue for King
was a gross error second the man
must have been insane when he com
milted the act; third affidavits were
filed with me vrhtch were made too
late to be part of the court rccotds;
that Juror Smith had held communica
tion with the outside world and also
expressed an opinion and juror Mulin
also did the same thing: fourth the
trip of the jury to Arkansas: fifth the
fact of 'he dissenting opinion of one
of the supreme judges: sixth the mail-
ings of Mrs. King and her daughters
and other womtn and lastly that 15
ooo people asked me through letters
and petitions for the commutation of
It is not likely that Gov. Buchanan
imagines that change of venue would
have effected the result in King's case
and he can not produce the refusal to
grant change of venue the nature of
the crime being considered as one
good and sufficient reason for com
muting the death sentence. Tne gov-
ernor then coolly assert"; tnat King
must have been insane. If King was
insane when he shot Poston tne defence
ofinsanity might be made on behalf
of every other murderer who spills
blood to gratify his vengence. When
there is an entire absence of motive
for taking life or when the motive is
altogether tnval it is assumed that the
murderer is not responsible for hts
actions therefore he is not punished at
all but confined in a lunatic asylum.
If King was insane why was this not
done in his case? If the governor's
plea of insanity is to be accepted then
a gross and cruel injustice is being
done in treating King an irresponsible
lunatic as a criminal. The supreme
court took into consideration the trip
of the jury to Arkansas the absence
of certain affidavits and the communi
cation with the outside world on the
part of two jurymen and sentenced
the prisoner to death. Has any evi-
dence oi sufficient importance since
transpired to justify Gov: Buchanan
overriding that sentence passed by
the highest court in the land? Gov-
ernor Buchanan's sixth reason the
wailing of Mrs. King and her daugh-
ters and other women and petitions
signed by 15000 people amounts to
an impertinence from its insufficiency.
Is the wailing of a wife and daughter
and "other women" to form a prece
dent for saving the neck of the next
cowardly and brutal murderer senten-
ced or are 15000 signatures to be
considered a good and sufficient reason
for debauching justice when the crim-
inal or his family are politically influen-
tial and wealthy?
The boys will wait a little while be.
fore they rcfi'r to the Clipper man as
secretary of tnte T'-at SinitlvMc-
Ear.han combination proved a misera-
Now that the Texas democracy is
coining to its senses on the silver
question Texas congressmen are falling
into line. The one-horse editors and
scrub politicians of Texas who favor
whatever seems most popular have been
severely drubbed by the turn taken on
this question. Some of them may
profit by this experience. It is to be
hoped they all will.
The Gazette has had its full share c f
trouble the past ten days- The force
in the composing rooms is on a strike
and for seueial days there was no paper
at all. It is now coming out regularly
but the composition is done by busi-
ness and professional men who were at
some time connected with the printing
business. This action is nut another
evidence of the patriotism of Fort
Worth people and of their apprecia-
tion of a good newspaper.
Democrats throughout the west and
northwest where the leading industry
is farming are thoroughly organized
and are working as one man tor the
success of the democratic principles
this fall. The congressmen and sena-
tors from that section did not go wild
on the silver question as did the rep-
resentatives from Texas. The trouble
with Texas democracy is a lack of sin-
cerity on the part of the old war horses
who have led it to glory an victory be-
cause of the dollars there was In it.
on the farm is assured
when you use
Plows to break your .
Ed. S. Hughes & Co.
handle these Plows and any-
other first-class Farm Imple-
ments and Machinery you
North First St. Abilene Texas.
Why Poston was Killed.
Many years ago King became
enamoured with a certain Mrs. Pillow.
His infatuation was so strong that he
settled some valuable property on her.
After the hason had lasted for 1 5 years
he weaned of her and wished to regain
posession of his property. His plea was
that it had been obtained from him
through undue influence on her part.
Tne late David H Poston acted on
Mrs. Pillow's behalf and in his cross
examination of King he made com-
ments and elicted facts that enraged
the later to such an extent that he
determined to murder him. Poston
had no suspicion of his danger and
when walking to his home was shot
down without the slightest chance to
defend himself. Such is a briet out-
line of the events which culminated in
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The case of Henry Clay King.
Governor Buchanan finally yielded
to the pressure brought to bear on him
and commuted Henry Clay King's
sentence of death to one of imprison
ment for life. Th. "autre of the hid-
den forces which have been set in mo-
tion to save the condemned man from
the gallows must forever remain a
msytery to all those not behind the
scenes. The more carefully the facts
of the case are examined the more
inexplicable does this commutation of
King's sentence appear. His charac-
ter was not amiable judged by the
evidence elicted during his trial: the
cold-blooded deliberate murder of
David H. Poston was infinitely the
blackest but it was by no means the
only stain on his career so that
neither the character of the man nor
the nature of his crime could warrant
the slightest interferance with the due
course of the law. That his wife and
family should have made strennous
efforts to obtain his reprieve was natur-
al and inevitable but it offers not
the slightest justification for this as-
tounding subversion of justice. The
sympathy of the entire American peo-
ple is with Mrs King and her children
in their great and undeserved afflic-
tion but this sympathy has not
blinded them to the fact that Jier
husband's wealth and influence have
in some way 'been successfully inter-
posed to prevent him reapiug the just
reward of his crime. The case is a
War Against Gambling at Dallas.
For some time the different church
associations have been quietly at work
bnnging such influences to bear on
the officers as should force them to en-
force the Sunday closing ordinance
and the law against gambling. State's
attorney Gillespie has declared that
gambling must cease and the proprie-
tors of the different gambling estab-
lishments have been notified that a
relentless war will be waged upon ihem
in future. These gambling houses
have been kept open for years with
perfect impunity and this sudden action
on the part of the authorities was
Inconsistency with a Vengence.
There are a number of people calling
themselves anti-monopolists who are
in favor of the government taking 75
cents worth of silver from a man and
returning it to him in the shape of a
silver dollar with a guaranteed value of
100 cents. There is no word in the
language which adequately describes
the folly and inconsistency of such
people. One minute they are howl-
ing and raving against all monopolies
and the next they are clamoring for
for the creation of a greater monopoly
than this world has ever seen.
As the time draws nearer for the ex-
piration Of the telephone patents which
occurs on the third of next March the
business men of the small cities look
forward to the day when that great
convenience will be placed at their
service at a price they can afford to
pay. The Bell telephone company
will lose its monopoly on the electrical
telephone business with the expiration
of their patents. They are squeezing
their customers for every dollar they
can but their grip will loosen March
The argument that the present pat-
ent laws encourage our inventors does
not hold good in this nor in any other
case. Alexander Graham Bell the
inventor of the Bell telephone bold
his patent for a comparatively small
figure and the corporation that has
owned the patent has deprived the
general public of the use of the inven-
tion because the people could not af-
ford to pay them a profit of five or six
hundred per cent.
101891 there were only 512407
instruments in use and the profits of
the company amounted to $2867418.
We predict that in six months after
patents expire there will be three times
the number of telephones in use that
there was in 1891.
Ashton. After a rub down he punches
the bag for about 30 minutes then
comes a long spell at the skipping rope
at which the big man a most artistic
performer. These exercises over he
is well sluiced with several buckets of
water followed by a brisk hand rubbing.
After a short spell he takes another
walk across country and on his return
goes to work at what is known as the
"medicine ball." This is a leather
sphere about a foot tn diameter and
weighs about 7 lbs which is thrown and
tossed about in every conceivable po-
sition. The exercise is very severe
hence the name given to the ball.
Another rub down and then comes
supper. After an hour or so John L
takes his daily swim and the work for
day is over. By
enemies Their refusal to do this and
their determination to stand apart and
deliberate apart in a democratic organ-
ization based on democratic principles
constitute at least an honorable tribute
to political decency. Nothing could
be clearer than that from the first cam-
paign of Mr. Hogg for governor there
have been in Texas two radically an-
tagonistic parties within the mechani-
cal lines of a so-called democratic
party. Separate in sentiment in con-
viction tn aim and endeavor these
parties could not decently continue to-
gether in political business under what-
ever pretense of harmony of views and
community jf purpose with respect to
state affairs and state issues. To
perpetuate sucn association wOuld only
be to practice perfidy to the moral In-
tegrity of principles for the sake of
maintaining the mechanical integrity of
a meretricious organization. Whatever
9 o'clock SujlHrarsisl else may come out of the separation at
attracted all data aflectlngTaylor county lands.
nae me general ianu omce nies lor Taylor to
ELLIOTT. M I) .
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Eagle care Texas.
K. II CHILTON-Praolice limited to the
Evr. Kar. Tliront anil N'usn. itlo Elm Strint.
TjbWIXW. COX-Veterlnary fiurgeon.
ji leu at oneiuy 11 ail spam win be promptly
answered ColU broke anil trained either for
road or track.
DIt. J. SI. ANDEHSOX-Medlcat rfnd Surgical
IH-ntUt Office over Word A Alexander's
drug More Pine street
DIt. FRANK N. IlltOWN-DentlsL Establish-
ed ltM at Abilene Texas. Consultation
and (ttlmatesot work given free. Office: pine
Hrcetoer Ilass llroV drug More.
in bed and asleep in the quiet old Houston one welcome result will be 1
Canoe Place inn. Jim Corbett has his 1 a measure of purification in politics
.: .. .J. u : that will tend to wean the body of good
citizens from the superstitions servih-
Official Description of King.
The following was the description
of H. Clay King entered in the books
of the penetentiary. Age 61 height
5 It 8J inches blue eyes grey hair
fair complexion lawyer educated
Catholic a figure of a pistol in India
ink on nght arm.
8ulhvan and Corbett
Both men are now in excellent form
and are quite fit to go into the ring to-
morrow if necessary. It will be re-
membered that they meet on Septem-
ber 7. Great interest is manifested W
this fight and it is generally conceded
that Corbett will prove the hardest nut
that Sulhvan has been as yet asked to
crack. It will be interesting to give a
short description of the way these two
giants are workjng to get themselves
fit for the coming contest Sullivan
breakfasts at 7 and then goes for a two
hours walk at the rate of five miles
an hour over the Sliinecock hills; ac-
companied by his trainers Casley and
own particular ideas about training
He nses at 8; has a plunge in the
ocean and does little else before dinner
the real hard work commences in the
afternoon. He then has one hard set to
with either McVeigh or Daley he also
works at the pulley machine a device
for strengthening the wrist and fore-
arm and he puts in the remaindet of
his time chiefly at playing handball a
game which he is exceedingly fond of
A seven mile walk to Long Branch
completes the program and he retires
to bed at 1 1 o'clock.
Both men are confident of victory
Corbett says he will hold the title of
champion after September 7 th while
Sullivan is equally sure that he will on
that day "will beat Corbett fast" to use
his own words.
ties tyrannies and greeds of partisan
ship and to turn their thoughts to the
use of parties only as convenient
agencies for the education of popular
thought and the free and honest
expression of the popular will. For
this much at least the disruption of
elements at Houston is to be thanked.
The Separation at Houston.
It had been better perhaps if the
leaders of the anti-administration
forces at Houston had serenely but in-
flexibly refused to participate even
tentatively and provisionally in the ini-
tiatory stages of organizirg a single
and common convention. All the
antecedents and circumstances of the
case indicated that the whole
machinery of the so-called dimocratic
organization of Texas as constituted
and worked for the past two years hid
been arranged to absolutely overslaugh
tho anti-administration side in such a
convention. For Uncontested opposi-
tion delegates to have finally gone in
by the scant grace of a cut and dried
programme would have been to assist
in their own foreordained humiliation
apd in making the cause which they
represented the scoff and in a manner
the helpless captive of its merciless
The split in the democratic state con-
vention at Houston yesterday will occa-
sion no surprise as all students of the
situation have been expecting and
The controversy between the two
factions of the party has reached that
point 'where each is eager for a conclu-
sive trial of the other's strength and
both being in such a temper pacifica-
tion is well nigh impossible.
It would be idle to discuss at this
time the merit of the controversy. It
may be that when the full import of
the step taken at Houston yesterday is
realized the conservatives on each side
may be able to push to the front and
to patch up at least a truce. If that
be unattainable Texas is still safe for
Groyer Cleveland and for tariff reform
and what else may happens left to the
conjecture of the individual reader.
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Corsicana Tex. Aug. 14 The
first bale of cotton marketed here on
Friday was sold yesterday at 6Jc per
pound to A. ScUwarts & Co. It was
raised by G. T. Womack and he re-
ceived a premium of $at for being the
lucky man to bring the first bale into
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WolkCity Tex. Aug. 15 Two
negroes became involved in a row
about 4 o'clock yesterday evening in
negro town when one of them pulled
un old pistol and began fircing. After
the first shot the gun refused to work
and the intended victim escaped un
hurt. The shootist was locked up.
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Hoeny, John, Jr. The Abilene Reporter. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 34, Ed. 1 Friday, August 19, 1892, newspaper, August 19, 1892; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth330775/m1/4/: accessed January 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Public Library.