The Abilene Daily Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 187, Ed. 1 Wednesday, April 10, 1912 Page: 8 of 8
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ABItBWE DAIL B-EPORTEH WEDNESDAY APRtI 10 1018
Ws&axj 5ndia Saturday
"De v&fc assove& vom ojlv veVav
sock lovoken Vos aui assovmews awd
oev vcm far veVas ttwee 4as o e
oeek a a vacYum o ttvevv vea oy
"X)aiesx.o 15e &&&'
CoVoved tose - 5c
Assortment of La dies' Hose sold in :i regular way for .TOe
G'w and I'tr Lisle Kmbroidered and Lace "Hose. Colore are
Iifflil lihie pink green red rose white (an 'and brown.
"Wo offer the choice of this assortment per pair 25c
35c "OaVues Sadies1 .ose 5c
Broken assortment regidnr y3e values bndies' Lisle and
e as above. We close them
Lace Hosiery; colors about .same
out these three days per pair
To enll attention to our Notion Department wo offer our
entire assortment of Colored Embroidery Kdge at special
Assortment of 4-yard pieces Embroidery Edge per pi-. .50'
10c piece Embroidery Edge 4 yds to piece 2 pes 15c
15c and 25c (iiality 0-yds to piecO offered .special for on-
ly 10c and ' 19c
T&e3Q Stems uv "RaWwe
ax4 amv SAwews
The new Itatine Cloth in white and tan excellent quality
and the material that is most in demand priced at "only
per yard $1.00
Rami Imen in the desirable shades of tan oyster and blue
special values at each price : 35c 50c- and 65c
StdaV 5toitci ot
On display in our Millinery Windows is a shipment of
Ladies' Newest Sailors; black and wbite colors. While
they last our price Avill be only. . 98c
ly ntnl fulled to tiintto her Ulehlltv
Mystery In the ease linonetiml us
Inquiries ns to the UloiiUly of the wo-
innti were prosecuted. To Hie house-
keeper at the conservatory alio- vvaa
known nr the "Woman r Mystery"
Hho hail lived for yeava nt the Conner-
ntory ntnl waa always believed by
Mia. Mary Clinton Uio hotisokcoier
she mild to bo tho professors Wife.
They rarely appeared In public to
nether ami the wohian to the heat
of ho lUiowleilBto had hover left liei
room tilone. Col oner HoIlenBtoIn said
he lint! lent nod during the oli;ht yearn
tho miifllelnii had occupied tho house
tho woman had been his companion
Mis. Clinton who'dlscoVered the
dead body of tho profeshor ruvo a viv-
lil description ot the scene. The toout
whb In rearfill dlaoiiler. ahe aaid. Tile
center of the rloor was bloodstained
ntpl on tho licit was tho professors
body .The "Woman of Mystery" was
niounliiB atid ut tempting to talk. Sev
eral tlinea ahu was hetiid to say:
"I cant' At eggs today; they will
lm iromi tomorrow." H
Other tenanta know little of tho pro
fessor and nothing about u black-
balled Hitnken-eheekod joung'1 woman
who occasslottally was seen peering
through tho windows on the second
floor or walking with l'arnin at night
No i did the ir.O pupils of Parma know
anything about this woman
in cities of S.nno population nud not
more than one In cities or 2 .find popu
button subject to the limitations noted
In his opinion.
Mr. Kumlerburk advises that he
knows or no renann Why a deputy or
or deputies or tip Constable tnay not
do police duly In the county outside
or the precinct ror which the Consta-
ble tor Iho precinct Was elected
The authority and Jurisdiction Of a
Constable bo Writes Is coextensive
with tho limits or tho county' and Is
not cotillued merely to the lltnlta of his
(continued from pago 1)
to niM.'Aif it roi..
Sonic A di Ice that Will
Simp Time and .Hoiip)
avdpld in the
for jcihoh. o'Hiunsf
and jFo) HYOMEW
bfeljr up a jjinul afnd
i:i)3iiTsirAL mnwvsjj m. vi.
I"irtl Comes Suddpuly lo JiOiiIs (S. I'm
ma of ew York Conserva-
tory la Harlem.
M3W YORK nl 5.Jotiiij 0. Par-
ma an aged mimical director of tho
Now York Conservatory of Mimlo- In
Harlem died Buddonjy todny evident-
ly from natural causes but under
wlerd circumstances which puzzled the
authorities. HIb body was dliscovered
in a locked room of the conservatory
where q woman also was found Buffer
ing from a mental strain and who
was later taken to Hollovtio Hospital
for observation. Her identity was not
Attention or tho occumuitB of tfie
building was directed to tho director's
room by peals of hysterical laughter.
When tho door was bluken in tho .body
of Uiir man lay on" tinrbTit "which was
littered wltlv paper and clothing.
nesldo the body sat the historical
woman. Her hair had fallon about her
shoulders and alio wat talking 'inco
hercntly to hersefr. Later at tho hospl-
tal she continued to talk disconnected
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W writ AJl Kinds of Insurance except Life.
PJjont Ui and W will send a Man to see You.
EB. Bynum & Co.
Btrnog drink and quinine may
Hove n cold 1m t it usually does more
harm than good.
To break up n hard cold in either
head or chest thousands are using this
First of all look altegyour uoweli.
if tlu- iieed attention ie ay rPlia"l)l
cathartic. Then pouwaBcantSleaspoon
fill ofHYOMEI Jnt
towel niuLJneiitlio f
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WOVUi KIKU'LVTK AI'TO TltVlTIC
Jlecords of Kntalltles in e lrk
Caiie Magistrates to Declare for
.NEW YORK Anvil X. With the r.
cords sbowing US.s persons killed nnl
l".l!) injured in nptomobllo accidents
In tliis city since January 1!)I1 and
with conditions aggravated b an un
usual number of shocking fatalities
in tho last week- members ol the Uoatc
of City Magistrates today declared K
wjis lilgli time for a new ordinance re
gulating automobile traffic or lor
rigid enforcement of the Calkin law.
Magistrate Matthew P. Hreen in the
Yoikville Police court who has tried
many cases of reckless aiitotnohiling.
"Hnder the existing ordinance It i
Impossible to mete out justice to of-
fending aiitomobilists Wo can not Im-
pose a fine greater than $10. I had
one man before me today who Was go
ing at a rate of twenty-two miles an
I fined him that sum. Another wat
Caught speeding at the rate of thirty-
tlvo miles an hour driving on tli
wrong side of tho street and pulling
to the left In order to get ahead of oth
er vehicles. In that case I could not
Imppse a greater line than $10 alth
ough it jviib an aggravated offciibo."
SlIWtltT AM) COiNSTAHLR UPLl.(.
Authority to Appoint Deputies Doesn't
IllngC I'pon Number of District
Courts is Aib Ice.
ACSTIN Tex. April S. Replying to
Sheriff Tobin of Dotfttr county San
Antonio Mr. Eundorburk today advised
that tho authority to appoint Deputy
Sheilffs undor the statute does not
take into consideration the number ot
District Courts in a county.
The law Is that the Sheriff may not
employ moto than three deputies ir
the Justice Precinct la Which tto coun-
ty seat is situated and one additional
deputy In each Justice. Precinct ouUldo
iho ptiudncUot .the. connt boiV How
ever Mr. Puuderburg advises that the
criminal liability of the Shorifr undoi
tho feo bill does not apply tQ Sheriffs
of counties in which there Is more
than ono District Court us It iIoch to
Shurirrs In counties with a single Dis
trict Court in respect to violating the
limits of tho employment proisIon.
The ABHlBtnnt Attorney General also
takes into consideration tho terms of
tho feo bllj and olfferentlates tho me-
thods nf employing extra Deputy Con-
stables from the pioposlUon. of em-
ploying tiddltlon.il deputy sli-r'ff
lioldl'.ir that the section ovcrli.g (lit
manner of such q.trn employment by
in.' Won to tlu Cjunty Ji 1-m ip-pllei-
01 ly to Constnbles.
ilo lh also of th' opinion that 'vhlb
t.ne I'Minty Judges under t-rnclo ;Mrn
c of 'nt feo bill tnuy 'ow a Cqn3i.
bio t appoint such 'tun lur or dopu-
tl' i. he may ihiiU ift-eisrtrv for Pit
PU'JIIc servile yet the iri'J In ibf-
Icn.i'ir" the numb - will h1 h. nut
by tho prpvlBlons of Article 1008 llm
Hlnw ti ijiir u lt i' J o(frt i f-jj (.
been arrested and kept apart from his
brother accused Eugene of having
murdered Theodore. In police court
proceedings both were hold for the
(hand Juiv It refused to Indict eith-
er Iletweon times both had retracted
their "confessions." They said the jio
lice had hectored them into telling
And today while the pollen still
had the skull of "murdered Theodoro
Furman" Theodore Furman lighted
from an Ontario and Western train
here. Af the station railroad men
slapped him on the Hack for 'a dead
one that came back". Ho hurried to
his mother's home She shrieked
fainted was revived and found herself
n his arms. Mis sister Eula danced
tbout themjKo did Hugene who had
"cohfessor his murder. Theodore sat
a whlUPat the. hedsidn of his brother
Woljfwho is verv ill. Joseph was
awtfC- on his run as fireman on the
tarift and Western
AMij He Left Home.
The returned youth made this state-
ment to the reporter for The World as
to his adventures in the time he wa
"I was horn at High Falls or Stone
Ridge. N Y . June 25 1S9:: and have
lhed in MiddMown about two years. I
was working as a fireman on -the O. S
W. ' Though I will not be nineteen
until June 2." next I gave my age
as twentv-one when I applied for a
job as T colild not get the place If I
told them I wag younger. But soon 1
found I did not like railroading got
disgusted with everything and thought
I'd start off and do something else.
"On the morning of Nov. 11. 1011 I
left the House at oVIock. This 'was
two or three days after pay day. I did
not tell any of mv folks I was leaving
for good because I thought they
wouldn't want me to go.
"I went straight to New York and
from there to Rah way N. J where I
stayed over night. Fiom there J rfen'
to New Brunswick N. J. anil stayed
there overnight. All the -hih- I wof
looking for work. Then I went to
Trenton N. J. where 1 stayed a night
-md a dav hut found nothing I wanted
"From Trenton I went to Philadel-
phia where I stayed two nights and .'
day. in an employment agency I met
Jphn C Watson a farmer who was
looking for a man. He lived at Yard-
ley thirty miles from Philadelphia
and I hired out to him.
"I stnyed with Mr. Watson ftntil
last Monday morning and never saw
anything In the papers about the trou-
ble my disappearance . had caused.
Monday morning I left tho Watson
farm and went to Philadelphia. J stay-
ed at the Ridge way Hotel Monday
night. I'd thought about enlisting
and so when I saw the recruiting office
on Filbert street I went In and talked
with Lieut. Smith. I decided to join
the army anil mado application
"I told him that I would not be
nineteen years old till next June nnd
ho said I would have to get the con
sent of my mother. Then 1 wrote to
her and ho wrqto to her. Wednesday
IJout. Smith told mo about the ex
citement at home. I did not Intend to
como back and draw what money I
had coming to mo from tho O & W.
It was understood at home that they
could try and get tho money.
'T never had any quarrel with Eu-
geno Joseph mother or the others
and had never qUarrelled with Joe
about his leaving homo and going to
board with tho Steoles When I got
horo-thls morning I wenl-rlght homo
and went In to see mother and Webb
Thoy seemed pleased to see me t have
thought at times that Eugene was not
Hcicnled by Whh (o llnllst.
Tho' first news that camo to this
town that Theodoro was still robustly
In tho flesh wan In a letter from him
to his mother and anothor lottor from
the nontenant of tho recruiting sta-
tion naklng for her consent for Theo-
dore to enter the navy. Theodoro was
astonished when a Philadelphia police
official nt tho request of tho Middle-
ton chief told him tltnt If he wore
really Theodoro Furmnn it would bo
only fnlr to his family to go homo
Po he did it.
Regarding tho switch hoy found In
tho cellar which made tho -police feel
euro Theodore's body had lain for a
time where Eugene aaid it had tho
returned vouth paid ho had lost It ful-
ly a month boforo ho wont nway. Ho
was in tho habit of going to tho collar
' ' I l . pl'-Jc f v ll-.fVf .
On Homo such MkIiMip Hurt dropped
.. MlKhi Hate l.cfl Coat In Yard. '
As to the clothing he snld ho did
not take nway with hint the coat that
l.elonged to the unit on whlcli the ln-
"Aflor I got that Information 'paid
Chief McCoach to a reporter for The
World today "naturall.i I began ln
quiring ahout the lnih I took over his
pei'sdmil errecta. I found a Jiulr of
Mrousera In a closet which his mother
said belonged to him. The pattern
or the eloth was Identical with a Blrji
ot coat sleeve on the arm of the burn-
ed body. All the local tailors agreed
the cloth was the same hoy proved
It hv an Inside seam which hud not
been discolored by smoke or flame.
Further search of the boy's homo
revealed In the collar the brass switch
key he used on the railroad. On the
remnant of tho body that we round
lfco have haded their Identifications
of tho de;nd body. IJnf he could not
say positively that he had not left
It some night at tho railroad yards.
To-night In a room In the Furmnn
home the ''back to life' Theodore and
the "murderer"' Eugene sat together.
When asked why he had said Jose-
had killed Theodore and then had laid
e crime to himself Eugene a big.
muscular lad asserted he had been
grilled by the police on tho first two
nights of his Incarceration to a de-
gree that robbed him of his senses. He
said that on the second night ho un
derwent an ordeal that lasted live
The police deny .they used harsh
measures. They say tho boy in his
own home enacted the murder scene
in a manner so unhesitating pud
graphic that It was wholly convinc-
ing Now that Theodore has shown he
was not the victim the authorities
naturally have turned to inquire whose
charred body it whs that was fotind in
the cinder car. Today an anatomist
will examine the skull and shoulder
.Was n Woman the TIctlia?
A new and startling theory has
arisen. The polige in their inquiry
found that Theodore Fiirman was tin
only man missing." Rut now the.v arc
inquiring about n young woman who
sti'angely disappeared about Urn same
time. They Jiave not formulated any
definite theory but are striving io
find whether she Is alive
Continued from Page ::i
didn't that opposition manifest Itselt
In tho grand jury room?" Gillespie
"I touiid no opposition to Dr. Nor-
rls In the grand jury toom and in
the factional differences that injiy
have existed lii the city no more oppo
sition to him than to others who took
a prominent part" Ousley replied.
."Wasn't there opposition gi owing
out ot the Winfield Scott article?"
"Tbero was opposition because of
"Ana didn't It manifest Itself In
t.ho grand jury room?"
"If there was opposition In the grand
jury room gi owing out of the Scott
article it was never spoken of in the
grand jury room and no member of
tho grand jury spoke to me about
"What was your state of feeling to
ward Dr. Norrls before tho grand jury
convened?" Gillespie questioned.
"Cordial and agreeable" the wit
"Hadn't you had personal differen-
ces with him in tho paBt?"
"Not what I would call personal dif
ferences Dr. Norrls was a frequent
visitor at my offlco (ind always ap-
"Wore yon not Incensed at him he-
cause of hia part In having you plac-
ed on the program of tho Baptist Con-
vention at Houston?"
"No 1 was provoked" Ousley re-
plied "because he placed nlo In a false
attitude and r insist upon being allow-
ed to tell the circumstances."
Tho defenso objected to a recital of
the incident and Judgo Simmons said
that ir Oualey desired to make a state-
ment ho could make It on redirect
examination by thp state.
"Didn't you toll W. M. Harris or Tex-
itrkana that you wero mad at Nonls?"
"No. I asked Harris why I had been
placed In a raise attltudo by Norrls
ninl ho ascertained and told me."
JiDldnit you-ropoat that incident to
members of tho giaud Jury?"
OtiBley said ho might have told
Bomo or tho grand Jurors about It
during a recess Or at some other tjnie
hut had not i of o trod to It In any ses
slop of tho grand Jury In reply to
repeated questloiiH the witness an-
swered that ho had no distinct rocoU
lection of having mentioned It to any
grand Juror but remembered that ho
had repeated tho occunenco io a few
people .during tho term of the grand
"When Dr. Norrln was editor of the
Jlnptlst Standard didn't an article ap-
pear In tho Standard that provoked
you?" GilllBpIo asked.
"I Was vory much provoked"
Ousley replied. "I wns provoked bo-
causo tho nrliole was pot truo."
Heply Causes Tiller.
"You thought the article was false
"I knew It was false so far na It
applied to me' Onsloy Interrupted
"Was your name mentioned?"
"No but I was pretty thoroughly
described" n reply tlmt etniKcd nn
illblo titter. t
"What was the Hubstnneo of tlnj ar-
ticle?" lllllesple asked.
At this Juncture Special Prosecutor
Clehdeueti objected tin the gtound
that the line of questioning could only
be pin sued for Iho purpose of showing
Hint (lie wlthess was biased to a de-
gree as would affect his testimony.
Oualey said he Wished to mnko the
statement and Gillespie suggested
that In Justice to him "nil all concern-
ed 'that the statement should he
'Mrf Ousley 1 not on trial here"
Clendenen said "lie needs no vindi-
cation. He has lived In this community
long enough to be known by every-
body" "Neltht'r i)oes Dr. NoritH need any
vindication" Glllesplo retorted. "lie
Is already vindicated Ip'the eyes of
the law." The question was withdrawn.
In reply to runner questioning
Ousley said lie had regarded the ar
ticle In the Standard as a dosed Inci-
dent for a long time. "Dr. Norrls
made a Mateniont to mo which I re
garded as perfectly satisfactory" he
Ousmy said that the blank sheet ex-
hibited with the letter iccehed by Di.
Norrls was not bofofo the grand .Jury
when the first indictment was return-
ed bel'oie the ini'ihbers were recalled
and the first 'indictment wns correct'
Adiised Careful I'rnceciliirp.
"Did you not say to members of
the grand jury that while you didn't
hao enough evidence to convict the
indictment would follow l)r Norrls-
all the rest of his life and would ruin
him?" Gillespie asked.
"The only thing I said that remote-
ly sounds like that was when I admon-
ished the graqd jurors to proceed
carefullj thai they vveie dealing with
a man's reputation and that a jneaeh-
er although innocent would be great-
ly hurt by an indictment " He faid lie
had made similar statements at dif-
ferent stages of tho investigation. He
denied that he had "tried to get inn
meinher to vote tor an Indictment."
Ousley said that Dr. Norrls was
sworn the fiist time that he appeared
and did not recall if ho had been plac-
ed under oath on his next ifppcarance
or win n be testified about the anon-
ymous letteis. Ho didn't recall that
he had reminded' Dr Norrls that be
was under oath on tho occasion when
he testified that he know .nothing of
the authorship of the tetters buf said
that it was the universal rule for eith-
er himself 0r Mr. Hosey to remind
tho witness when any appeared for
a subsequent heating after their first
"I novj&r saw a move solemn delib
oration In nty life" the witness said
when asked ir the grand jurors were
excited over the Indictment ot Dr.
Ouslev was asked if he had talked
to Detective AVllls of tho Hums np
cv. He salii that ho hud met Will
the county attorney's office hut ir i
meeting was arranged he knew iiofh
of the arrangement.
The letter addressed to Dr Nnrti
was given to him In the office j)f
NnrrlB. He placed It In his desk ntnl
his Impression was ho had placed jt
before tho grand Jury" the next da.
He said' the letter was not hi the
hands or Superintendent Ultchlo r
the Plnkerton's Agency except wlim
Ritchie with other detectives exanuii
ed 1 in the grand Jury room or In iho
witness -loom In the presenco of some
member or the grand Jury o or Mi-
Ilosey He wuh sure his desk won
locked mi the night aHer the leti r
waB gfviin lo hhu as ho had nevei
left his de.sk open or fotihd It tinhx I.
Tells of Writing In Grand Jury Room
"What did Dr. Norrls s-ny when yen
asked hipi to print out the letters u
Mr Hosey's dictation?" After a bUtr.
gestlon from Glllesplo Ousley recall
ed that. Dr. Norrls had said he "hailn i
doho tiny of that since he vns a bo '
"You didn't lot him just go ahead
and print them out didn't you l u
iiiin how to wiilo 1110111'" Olllenpu
"Only as to the small V I thiol
the witness replied
The witness said Georgo Colvln i
grand juror asked Dr. Norrls to mal .
si small "c."
"Kvidently Mr. Colvip illustrating
the kind of an 'e' he wanted ninth
himself miide one like that in the oi
Iginal writing and Dr. Norrls mint
one like Mr. Col vln's isn't that true'
"r dhtn't see Mr. Colvln's '" wus
"Didn't Mr. Hosey say to him
write small doctor smaller?'"
"I don't tecall that Mr Hosey sail
anything like that" tbe witness an
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- So nrer things for your talJlc you
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Red Salmon Pink Salmon Hoyt's Fresh
Pork Veal Mutton Beef and Chop Suey
We sell Maxwell House coffee and Lip-
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