Abilene Daily Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 137, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 8, 1912 Page: 1 of 8
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" T9LU1U. XVl
GITIN BY ED. FARWEMi IN J. D.
SNEED MURDER TRIAL
Tiro Two Snecd ClUldrcu Arc Present
In The. Court Boom Today.
Witness Was At
By Associated Press
SORT WORTH Fob S.--Tho Sneed-
V Boyco murder trial continues to draw
f) groat crowds and qb tho evidence be
came more Important the interest in
the caso in which tbo liberty of JB.
Sneed is involved becomes intenso.
fi Sneed is standing up under tho strain
ia a remaruaole way but tho trying
ordeal Is telling on his strongth.
Sneed Children in Court
The two Snecd children arc in court
today Nand their presenco has attrac
ted consiaeraoie auenuon.
The first move of tho "defense this
morning was tho introduction of pho-
tographs from the Hotel registers'
Omaha on November 16 showing A
G. Boyce Jr. and Mrs. Lena Sneed
registered as A. G. BrookB and wife
Qlendive llontana . and Wennlpeg
Canada Nor. 28th registered 'as A. J.
Brooks and' wife. Tho Omaha Nob.
register shows them assigned to tho
samo room In the hotel.
"Sensational "Testimony N
Testifying in the J. B. Snoed case
today Ed. Farwell Assistant cashier
of tho Midway Baffic and Trust Com
pany of Dalhart Texas tho bank of
which A. Q. Boyce Sr. was president.
Farwell told of a. transaction whereby
Henry . Boyco- purchased the interest
oi ai uoyce in xno linn or Boyco Bro-
thers for $57000 Just prior to the de-
parture of young Boyce aiid Mrs.
Sneed from Fort Worth.. Witness
was very reluctant in giving in tnis
Was at Depot
'FarweU also told of. being at the de-
pot with A. Q. Boyce Jr. and Mrs.
J. B. Sneed when they departed and
admitted buying tickets one to St
Louis and the other' to' Springfield
mo. - v :$$
-Judgo.-Swayne ruled.ih'at' the wlt-
noss did not have p answer the ques-
tion regarding-buying tho tickets but
the witness .answered same after tho
opposing counsel both said they wan-
ted him to answer. Ho stated that
he was at the station at tho request
of young Boyce.
Sirs need's Diamonds
Witness said Mrs. Snecd gave him
her diamonds saying that she wanted
her children to have thorn. Thcf witness-
also testified that Mrs. Snood's
nurso at tho sanitarium Whs 'on the
train at the time
Stayed in Fort Worth.
Witness Farwell testified that ho
stayed In Fort Worth until Saturday
night following tho olopement on
Wednesday said that ho did not seo
Henry Bowman arid did not know
him. Ho also stated that ho did not
know Ddtoctivo Tiguor.
"Did not two men come to. you next
day aftpr tho elopement and ask If
you know whoro Al Boyco' Jr. was?"
asked Mr Johnson.
"Two men camfe- to my room at the
hotel at about 2 o'clock In tho morn-
ing and asked mo in a round about
way somothing of tho kind" Farwell
Farwoll denied that two mon had
asked him tlnythlng about tho where-
abouts of Mrs. J. B. Sneed.
Boyco Draws Money
Witness FarwiM tostlflejl that Al
Boyco had drawn $1000.00 from tho
First National Bank of Fort Worth
on the day of his doparturo and a few
days boforo had drawn $5000.00 out
of the Midway Bank & Trust Com-
pany of Dalhart. Altogothor ho ap
proxiraatcd that Al Boyco was fur-
nished with not loss than $G0000 bo-
foro the olopomont and Immediately
after by tho Midway Bank & TruBt
Did Not Seo Sneed.
WltnesB testified that ho did not
see J. B. Sneed ln Fort Wprth.
T?ld Heary Boyce.
Farwoll sflld that.when ho return
ed to DalkaH ho told Hoary Boyce
what Iwd occurred and n0?pe elwJ
He gave-bo -address to Hary Boyct.
Q. Did you learn soon after your
Dcgrcts Afcwe at Pal-art This PUr-int facreifiMi CltBdliess and Colder
IS SORRY CAUdtS REJECTED THE
PLAN' OF REF. HENRY FOR y
SPECIAL COJfMlTTEE; v
Is HIb Few Doubts That Banking
v Commlttco Will Mako Thorough'
Investigation But Will Bo Do-
k lighted If IDoos.
By Associated Press.
SAN BANITO CAL. Fob. 8. Wil-
liam Jennings Bryan who is In this
city today gave out this statement for
LroJocteQ tho plan of Representative
Henry for a special committee. t is
certainly a mlsfortuno to havo some
mourners of tho party who can bo
misled by Wall Street and it is a still
greater misfortune to havo some of
the mombers of tho party who aro as
completely under teh control of pre-
datory interests as any Republicans.
T fear that tho investigation of the
money trust will prove a farco and.
if tho banking commlttco does make
a thorough and promt investigation
I will be surprised and delighted. In
my opinion Congressman. Henry made
a splendid fight and certainly deser-
ves the commendation of the whole
party for it."
TOLL IRRIGATE 42000 ACRES.
One Million Dollars Will be Spent In
-Texas By Commerce Trust Co.
" of Kansas City.
FORT WORTH. Tex. Feb. 8. Tho.
Leonceita ranch located ' midway be-
tween here and Alpine nnd' contain-
ing 42000 acres of land will be placed
..underj Irrigation at once;. Tho -project
wag ne rinancen nytne commerce
Trust Company of Kansas City; ac-
cording to reports received hre and
will cost more than 1 000000 The
'and will be placed on c market
within six" months.
A mammoth dam will' be construct-
ed at tho foot of it; deep canyon and
the water wilt back up for many
miles with ah average depth of thirty
feet The reservoir will Lo ifld'bylflve
creeks and a number of small springs.
Many now methods jbf irrigation
will be Intwl.ited in ;bl3 project and
the land will be especially available '
for fruit culture.
' Snow Prospects at Dalhart x
By Associated Press. y j
DALIIAItT Feb. 8. The thermome-
ter stands fifteen degrees above ero
here today and thero Is a good pros-
pect of snow. .
J. B. Chandler returned from Ham-
lln this morning. '
BELFAST IS SCENE OF
Winston GhurckliJU isflfr'-'J'"'
Homo Rule Domoitau. .. .
Crowds Surge Thru -Streets
By Associated Press.
BELFAST Irdland Fob. 8. Wins-
tori Cburcbhlll is tho chief figure In
tho Homo Rule Demonstration bore
today. Ho arrived In this city this
morning and on his arrival great
crowds surged through tho streets and
carrying into effect a demonstration
of rio mean size. It was confined how-
ever to groaning' of a very queer sort.
and hissing from many of tho crowd
whilo others cheered and welcomed?
tho official with great applause. Al-
though tho populace was composod of
the majority of tho working citizens
yot thoro was no violence of any real
Judgo T. At Bledsoe Jeft last night
to attend tho state meet of county
Judges now In session at Fort Wforth
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roturn that Beal Sneed was. trying to
locato his wife?
A. Yes I bqaVd It.
Q. "When people aakedypu where
Mrs Sneed was did you till them?
a i iuu i$pi uow wnere sue was
FarweU tesUflaa that the Boyce
family owad raot of the stock la
the Midway Bank 8c Trust Company
NAT'L CONGRESS OF MOTHERS
TO TRANSFER CONVENTION
Preposterous Stories About Spread of
tho Disease Printed in North
FiftccnvHundred Cases In
By Associated Press1.
DALLAS Feb. 8. Tho National
Congress of Mothers which was to
meot in this city in March has an
nounced that the convention will be
transferred to some other place be-
cause of tho fact that meningitis has
existed hero and ihoy do not wish
to submit themselves to exposure .
Local members of the Congress say
thatrmany preposterous and wholly
false stories have been printed in
Northern papers arid tho situation
has boon made to appear to be very
grave jnideed. It is assorted that
theVo was one -particularly startling
report which was given credence in
the North and was reallyjielleved to
somo pxtent. The story was tP&t
thero were the amazing number of kpd. No. 1 westbound reaches Abl-
fifteen hundred 'cases' of meningitis J leno about3:30 a7m Sweetwater at
'in one city in Texas but ub chanco
wouitl have it that particular city
was noteven touched at all.
John Olcsori Gets "09 Tears.
By AssoQlated-Pres's. j l
EL PASO; xFeb. .8. John Olespn
wjns convicted' today of murdering
".Dad" Grahain saloon keeper. His
punishment -was fixed at 99 (years.
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The 12-year old son of .J. L. Hdgue(
of Jtr.erkei was brqilght down thls'af-
thrrionn anil c&rrted to -albcal sanli
taTTunT 'for treatment' "ancfope'rltlbrij
WELLS FARGO EXPRESS
GO. NEW FURNITURE
Spick and Span New Furniture to be
Installed and Traveling Aadt-
tor's Office Here.
Superintendent; F. L. Selleck of
the Wells-Fargo Express company
was in the city yesterday and while
here stated to Agent Kyle ..that the
new furniture land fixtures for tho
office in this city had been ordered"
and would be here Iri. a few days for
The furniture will all -bo up-to-now'
In every particular and it is the pur-
pose to install sanitary desks for Mr.
Kylo Auditor Copper viind the route
. H(. C. Copper traveling auditor ''has
been removed from Sweetwater to this
city and will have a department in
the local office and everything will
put on city airs in he quarters of
tho Wells-Fargo people. .
PEOPLE CLEANING -UP."
Many are Busy Now JTot Waiting for
Clean-Up Week to Start
the Good Work.
People who havo been in the dif-
ferent sections of the. 'city report that
rakes hoeB and broomB ate every-
where busy many people getting
uusy now Instead of waiting until
next week clean-up wcok to ' begin
the good work. This Is as It should
This paper Is urged by tlio ladles
officers and doctors to plead that not
one single citizen neglect this Im-
portant duty. If you can't start Jn now
be prepared to take up tho work next
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DRY IN SMITH COUNTY.
Former Abilene Man Here or BhsN
- hcss No UndergrOHHd Season
iWells Going Dry
J W. DIsmukos of Lindale Smith
county who has been here a few days
on business will leave. tonight or to-
morrow for his home
Unreport; the rainfall in his coun-
ty light this wlater .that old "jyella
arogoing dry aad that there te no
undergroua4 fteasoa and that the
T: & P. Tl
TWft. NEW TRAINS JCJLRE PUT ON
; SUNDAY FEBRUARY NINE-
- TEEN TWELYE .
Object of tho Railroad Company Is To
Hnvo Its Trains Ran Always
" On tho Dot Better Service
Is STaln Desldcratan
Train Master R. B. TMhrtin. of tlio
T$xns and Pacific came in this morV
Inj: on No. 8 and was seen by a repor-
ted for this paper in regard to tho now
chiftjgea of tho Texas and Pacific train
squcdule rumors of which reached
thjs city several days ago. Mr. Mar-
tin talked freely-arid willingly in re-
gard to tho matter. Trains Nob. h and
8 ;wlll be continued according Urhis.
statement and the run extended to
Big Springs instead of 'just to Sweet-
livqer as heretofore tho time of their
amvai ana departure remaining the
sathe viz: Westbound 3; 30 p. m. and
castbounri 9:43 a. m.-
The first sections of Nob. 5 and 6:
will be discontinued and in their
places No's. X and 2. will bo substltri
5:10 and thero It stops". 2Jo. 2. eadt-
bound leaves Sweetwater at 9:00 p.
m. and reaches Abilene at about 10:30
p m. both trainB to make close con-
nections with through trains to Tex-
arkana and New Orleans at Fort
Worth "and will also handle the) BleoR-
ers to and from those and intefme-
diato points. h . '
Mr. Martin said thfe would. bo about
the status of tho affair if no further
changes In the plans' were made in
the meaitiriie. In this' way tho Tex-aB'iSJmtadfle'111-
always have four
trains on timer re
AFTER LONG ABSENCE
ti. A Norton Came Here When This
Was a Tented Tillage. Moved
Awa 28 Tears Ago.
G. A. Norton of Big Fork Arkan-
sas' 1b in the city visiting his broth-
er anld sister E. L Norton and Mrs.
Lillian Parham. In the early days'
Mr: Norton was a citizen of Abilene
coming hero when It waB nothing
more than a tented village. Ho was
tho first car repairer sent hero by
the Texas & Paclc railroad and re-
lates) some interesting incidents of
pioneer days. Tho first night he ar
rived horo a man by tho name of
Black was killed but being a stran
ger and a shooting In those days not
attracting much more than a naBs
Ing notice ho does riot remember the
particulars. "During thoso days this
was a great cattle shipping point and
at times cowboys would bo horo by.
hundreds and they would mako
things lively" hq said. "I will never
forgot ono personal exporienco at tho
stock shipping pond ono night. Prep-
arations wore being mode for aflargti
shipment of cattlo and many cowboys
were gathered about tho pens. I was
repairing a stock car whon tho cow-
punchers concluded' to pull off ono
of their slx-shootor serenades. The
car under whfch I waB worklngiaB
selected ob their target. When splin-
ters commenced to fall around mo
thick and fast you should have seen
mo fall to the ground and hug the
af th as closel rfs T Could.
"Abilene has certainly grpwn and
prospered in tho twenty-eight years
I hayo been away and I am bo fav-.
drably Impressed with It that' I think
I .shall send for ray wife ami make
this my future home" continued Mr.
Norton . :
prospects for good crops this year
Ho sayg R A Miller pnq of the pio-
nfierg of Taylor county but raove to
Smith county last ?year Is vgettlpg
along reasonably w$fl; thaf h0 arid
hs' family ao enjoying good health
anil wellpleased wth their aevUcwa
J B Zackery pf HamllPvaadjW'. D
Stark t Aasoa nr hw n 'butUs.
THCRSDAY.N FKBJttf ARY 111
ME MM MONEY
CHANGE NOW SUBSCRIBED
FOR MAGNIFICENT METIIOllIST
CHURCH ON BUTTERNUT AND
SOtJTII 2ND STREETS
j.ucro mir no aixiccu auauay acuooi
Class Rooms And With Gallcr- -Ics
Will Hate Largo Scat-
. Thoso who thought tho proposed
now or renewed! church building for
tho First Methodist people of this
city had been abandoned do riot know
the pluck and enterprise of Pastor A.
W. Hall nnd peoplo of that denomina-
A reporter for this papor encoun-
tered Pastor Hall of this congrega-
tion on the streets yesterday aftor-
Won and soon found tho projocts
wjis mlinlilv nllvn; In fnnf. tho tirnn.-
cher Informed us that tho amount
thought necessary to put it through
had about been subscribed; tho church
had cpnslderabio- money already In
tho bank and would at onco go about
getting -enough cash to. mako tho. inl-
f'flal payment for the improvements
and- start the work as soon as" possi-
ble. Hon. H. A. Tlllett of tho building
committee was seen and interview-
ed about tlio dimensions of tho propo-
sed now structure which he thought
would bo substantially as follows:
Size of main auditorium about 90x
75 feet; two galleries about 20 feet
wide over both south and north wings
or extensloris; two largo class rooms
for Sunday-school on tho first floor of
a 42Nfoot extension on the west and
six small class' rooms on tho second
floor f this 42 foot extension jind.
tho two-gMlerlos Buscoptibl of dlvt-
:sTbtibyo ablo for four class rooms maKiag in
all. sixteen class rooms for Sunday
school useby tho denomlnatlon.-
Theso are tho main features of tho
proposed structure which will have
a seating capacity of about 1200 or
pastor Hall says thero 1b a crying
need for this building In order to ac-
commodato the Sunday school as It
Should be and ho is not willing to
continue to be handicapped in his
work by haying to hold Sunday school
with four hundred or more pupils all
huddled up together In ono largo room
and overybody talking aloud. He says
no common school Would tolerate this
cdhdltlon of affairs eyen in the back-
woods school communities in this
day bf progress arid Improved meth-
ods. To do effective worklho mUBt
have separate rooms for each ' claBS
and a largo an'tltoriuiri for tho prea-
OF TEXAS DIES TO-DAY
Was Famous as tho Troducor of For-
est Beer In America In Busi-
ness 84 Years
By Associated Press
SAN ATpNIO Fob. 8. Charles
Phillip DoGen who prbducod what
was declared in a report of tho Uni-
ted States Department of Agriculture
to bo tho. purest beer In tho whole of
America and'v who or thirty-four
years had sold his output out pf his
"ono man brewory" over the bar died
earjy tills morning. He became fam-
ous becaUBo of the fact that -he .made
his own beor and his product ws said
to havo always beeri as pure as beer
can be. Ho was eighty-seven years
TO INVESTIGATE I?YIRGLADESV
Florida EVer&ato 1iHd Cm
iHTeslgated-Ckarges are That
By Associated Ih-esa. A
WASHINQTON Feb $ Formal
order for a congressional lveaUga
tloii of tJie FJprlda Everglade land
Caswas passd today by the houst
oamltte on expdUureTr-ltrt)ie ag-
pea' McAdaxtt is ifajjMi
tors shaking haads with frkAdf.-
WELL KNOWN BREWER
GO TO HELL
SUBJECT OF EVANGELIST HAITI
SERMON WEDNESDAY NIGMT '
AT "BAPTIST CHURCH.;
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To Date About 135 Have Jelae th
First Baptist Church. Tki-Me.
lag WW FroknMfCkie'.
j SuBday Night. ""
The Ham revival at the First Ban-
tlst Church continues with tho"IntereH$r
growing at each service. Wednesday
night ono of the kirgest cohgre
muho nuiui una fiuiuuruu uurmg iaa
meotlng greotod.tho speaker. At "th
beginning of tho service 22 were bap-
tized by Pastor C. C. Coleman inak-
ing a total of 57 to bo baptized' to (date.
Between eighty arid oighty-flvd'-have
been received into 'the church: by-ex-
perlenco for baptism and' 5IubyA-leb-
iue suDjeci lor tno sermon of -.tha
ovenlngr as announced wasi 'Wttjr
Men Are Eternally Lost.'' ;.'"?
Mr. Ham said In part.: ' '
"People often ask tho quoslibh W
thern are people who are 1'vlng today
k... ... .1 .. ..'..T.
who are doomed why does' God let
-thorn llye? Tho' answer-to that'VquM-
tlon may be found-in Roni?0 $17:22.
"For1 tho Crlpture Balth unto" Pharaoh
even for this samo purpose; have I
raised th.ee up that I might shoWmy
power In thee and that my '.name'
might be declared throughout all 'the
earthi?' -? ' Another reason la
given in Matt. 13:30: "Lot both "grow
together until tho harvest; arid in the
time of harvest Iwlll say to tho reap-
ers father ye together first the tares
and bmd them in bundles to burst
jtidgnionts are right in tlie- slgbt br-
ibe people. Anybody can tell wheat
them; but gather the' -wheat1 into-my
barn." God neyer x'eaps a liarvest'uk- '
til -'i(;hrMpe NorWn-knPwalwnof lafioi
from tares when it gets ripo. S
"I want you to notice this: Every
hopeless cose in this town or any-
where else has at some time been call-
ed by -"Cod's holy spirit. 2nd 'Peter
221. If you sin wilfully after the hoUr
Bplrlt has called God .is Justifiable is
sending you to. hell. Yon cannot blam
J God .for your damnation if his holy
spirit calls you to repentance a&A yon
refuse. Oh; how can you .old hard sig-
ners expect mercy from God in the1 iay
of judgment when you have gone 'pa
and on rejecting Jesus Jn the facejpC
everything" that has been donotto get
you saved? y '.i
"We now coino to our text: 'Why do
men go to. hell?' '
"Read John 5; 40 for tho answer:'
And yo will not come to mo that you
might have llfo.' Yo will noi come is
tho reason. There is not a man in belt
who need .have gone theret'ipV'dled f
iur an out uio nma wjiuih jn - hbu
went thero because ho would.' not re-
pent A' lot of you follows are. like the
Httlo boyi You want to bth"e;rcfc"mah''
In this wcrld and Lazarus wfiea.pu
die. Youlpe the dollar .tob' weltand it
is sending you down to holl;i " ;
"No m'anneed gp to hi?llibeeu.8e'hl
has gone too deep i In slri; A.ma85'wa8.''-
converted 'iyone; of my raetrtlagaW
Kentucky whof.ha'd been Implloated'ln
several mobs. Ie had gone down deep
into sin but the grace cGd swvwi;-
himand today ho Is liviag'a'.clMB
happy life. Yea my Qod canl'asd.".a .
save the worst sinner but y will net
come that he might save you.
"No man need go to hell because 1m
is weak. Christ has promised ftp be
strength for ypu. T.tie reason you doat
trust Jesus ' not because you are
weak but because you are not will's -;'
to give up that old sin of yours. Ysu'
know why. you do not aqcepu Christ "
Men don't come to the light bcaufc
their deeds are dark. Some ofAyou oR
men who ifve'in adultery "kiirf'Vhy
you don't come to Christ. A4yeu'Ol A
thief you Hnow why ypu
Christ You would have jw.TMUtyeur
meanness to get hlmHo aW'jrii and
you don't want to do it ;AxfMmx man
in one of the meetings haii .Inmb ceu-
Ing np every night for ov tliie. 6n
n'ght I said to him look hert.tiMMre Is
something wrong witflr yeu 44 '.l
want to lunow what la tlMttfkv
ter u .few moments he saUl JJr Haw
I have had my d ia y MpWyei
ch drawer. I have beeaWltmg M
MfHey and he don't kww it ai I
caaaot come with that ea jiw.yi.taW
htn of course not that &
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