Sherman Daily Democrat (Sherman, Tex.), Vol. 32, Ed. 1 Saturday, October 12, 1912 Page: 3 of 8
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80 CENTS RER MONTH.
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“Bmtny Lotere,” » Bundle of
fictionule Missives From a
Stenographer. Played lin-
poituut Part in Case.
Newark, N. J., Oct. 12.—Both
sides are in readiness for the opening
on Monday next of the second <rial
of Allfson M. MacFarland who is
charged with the murder of his wife,
MacFarland was indicted ou October
25, 1911. and hia first trial took
place In the early part of tho present
year. The prosecution hat} little
direct evidence in that, sensational
case and the case hinge I practically
upon the admission of the “Bunny
Letters." a number of affectionate
missives which MacFarljwnif had re
reived from Miss FUyrtmce Bromley,
his former stenogijwfilipr. and which
tended to showA'Iiat MacFarland was
In love with, the writer and had ex-
pressed thprintentlon of ridding him-
self of jtfs wife. Notwithstanding
the fUirpnuotis objections of the tie-
fenthe letters were admitted at
evidence and. after a trial extending
Ruling of u Dullns Judge in an Ap-
plication Filed by » Voting
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a complete stock of every possible
variety of Lenses, Frames and parts
of Bpectaclea and Eye Glasaea.
We Guarantee absolute perfec-
tion in workmanship on all repairs
made and return you the articles
thoroughly mended and fully equal
if not better than new ones. Our
charges are very moderate, depend-
i tng on the character of the break.
Try a pair of our Auto Goggles.
Sherman Jewelry & Optical Co.
W. S. Dtekorman, Hflr., t08 N. Travis SI.
ITJhis cool weather calls for chocolates so
tea we are displaying in our cases 57 dif-
ferent kinds of hhnd dipped chocolates,
whipped creams, fruit and nut centers, all
delicious, at I
4." i . * . , k , I
50 cents the pound
Try Our j Hot Chocolete
over several weeks MacFarland was
found guilty of murder in the first
degree and sentenced to death
Ills lawyers appealed to the Court
of Errors and Appeals and the lat-
ter. after a careful review of the
case decided that the lower court
had erred in admitting the “Bunny
Letters" as evidence and that the
justice presiding at the trial hail
erred in his instructions to the jury,
perm.lltlng the jurors to base their
judgment upon these letters. The
decision of the trial court was re-
versed and the case remanded for
a new trial. The latter was finally
set for next Monday.
Al'ison M. MacFarland was horn
in Thomaston. Me., about thirty-five
years ago and received a fair educa-
tion, including two years of high
sihool and a course at a. commercial
school at Rockland, Me. it was at
Rockland, in the fall of 1X97 that
MacFarland met Evelyn Crockett.
They beiame engaged and on Octo-
ber 2, 1900, they were married at
the Methodist church in Rockland.
For one year or more they continued
to live in Rockland, then they remov-
ed to Quincy, Mass., where MacFar-
land obtained a position as foreman
in the Fore River Iron Works. One
year later they moved to New York,
then to Chicago, then to Michigan
and. finally to Philadelphia. While
In Philadelphia MacFarland i vented
an automobile tire and a company
of wealthy men was formed to -put
the invention in the market. Offices
were opened and Miss Florence
Bromley was engaged as stenogra-
MacFarland soon became infatuat-
ed with his stenographer and his at-
tentions to her caused serious do-
mestic (rouble with his wife. Finally
she left him and returned to her
parents, where she remainel two
years, devoting herself to the bring-
ing up of her two little children, lu
the meantime tlie tire concern failed
and Macharland obtained employ-
ment with the Crocker-Wheeler com-
pany in Newark. In 1911 the mari-
tal troubles bet ween Ma< Farland
and Ills wile were patched up and
Mrs. MacFarland with her two chil-
dren returned to him in tile earlv
part of August of that year.
As It appeared later, the relations
between McFarland and his former
stenographer had not cease i. Thev
kept up a lively correspondence and
frequently met by appointment. On
the evening of October 17, 1911,
MacFarland went to New York with
h.s son, to take the little hoy to one
of the theatres. They remained In
New York over night and when they
reached ttieir home in Newark on
the following morning, they found
Mrs. MacFarland dead upon her bed.
with her little daughter playing
At the investigation bv the coro-
ner it was shown that Mrs. MacFar-
land had been poisoned by cyanide
of potassium, a solution of which
drug had been contained in a blue
bottle that had formerly contained
bromide, which Mrs. MacFarland had
been in the habit, of taking for her
frequent headaches. It was suspected
that MacFarland had placed the
poison in the bottle with the expec-
tation that his wife would take the
poison by mistake, when In need ot
a headuche remedy and when other
idn umstantlal evidence had been
found, showing tins relations between
McFarland and Miss Hromley and
thus establishing a motive MacFar-
land was held to the grand „ury. His
Indictment and trial followed. Among
the effects of MacFarland a number
of letters were found which Miss
Bromley had Written to him ana,-.4
final eonvlct|on rested mainly upon
their incriminating evidence.
We need about one hundred boys
and young men to_ strip trees Sat-
urday. Oof. 1?th. "For particulars
call Texas Nursery Co. Both
phones. Night phone 428. old.
Dallas, Oct. 12.—Asking lor the
advancement of $150 from her funds
with which to purchase a wedding
trousseau, the following application
was liled with County Judge John
L. Young Thursday afternoon:
Now conies J. A. McAleer, guar-
dian of the estate of Laura llleason,
a minor, and respect fully shows to
the court that there is in his hands
about $240 as an Income from ner
eel a t e.
That said ward, mlndlul of the,
biblical injunction that "Wilioso’ever
findeth a wife, flndeth a good tiling
and obtuiueth favor of the laird,"
'and realizing that such favors ob-
tained after marriage become com-
mon property, has decided to em-
bark upon the sea of matrimony
and in preparation for the impor-
tant voyage desires an advancement
of $150 to cover the expense of a
And this guardian, believing that
under such circumstances it is reas-
onably necessary for the maintenance
and support of said ward that such
advancement should he made, desires
an order from this honorable court
authorizing the same.
Judge Young entered the follow-
ing order in the dockets of the pro-
Oct. lo. 1 912.—Guardian author-
ized to give I,aura Gleason, ward
herein. *150 as prayed, for purpose
of purehasing trpnsseau for wedding,
and the court and clerk, cognizant
of this application, sincerely felici-
tates the tncky fellow who is for-
tunate enough to draw such a capi-
tal prize in life’s lottery, viz: A
bride who can get a marriage outfit
at such n reasonable price in these
limps Of high cost of living, and
wish prosperity and happiness to the
bride and groom.
IMPORTANT EVENTS ON NEWS
CALENDAR FOR THE NEXT
GREAT NAVAL EXHIBIT
President Taft and Secretary Meyer
Will Review tlie Great Line of
lionelads—Docket of the
Schedule of Football Gaines for the
Members of the University of
Texas Alumni Association have re-
ceived announcement of the football
schedule for the season also calling
attention to tlie North Texas Alumni
reunion and reception October 19th.
Tilts is the date for the football
game between Texas and Oklahoma
slate universities, and the game-will
he played in Dallas.
The schedule for the season is:
Texas Christian University, Oc-
tober 5th. at Austin.
Austin College. October 12. at
University of Oklahoma, October
!9. at Dallas.
Haskell Indians, October 26, at
I’aykr University. November 4. at
University of Mississippi. Novem-
ber 1?., at Houston.
South western University, Novem-
ber 2!!, at Austin.
University of Arkansas. Novem-
ber 28 (Thanksgiving! at Austin.
If the child starts In Its sleep,
grinds its teeth white sleeping, picks
tit the nose, has a bad breath, fickle
appetite, pale complexion and dark
rings under the eyes; it lias worms;
and as long as they remain in the
intestines, that child will be sickly-
WHITE’S CREAM VERMIFUGE
clears out the worms, strengthens
the stomach and bowels, puts the
little one on tlie road to health and
cheerfulness. Price 25c per bottle.
Sold by Lankford-Keith Drug Co.
DEMOCRATS TO MEET.
Executive Committee Will Nominate
Hillsboro, 't’ex,, Oct. 12. Hon.
Walter Collins, .chairman of the
Ftato Democratic Executive Commit-
tee. today forwarded tlie following
notification to the members of tee
“To the Members of the State
Democratic Executive, Committee:
“Whereas. The Hon. C. W. Tay-
lor has filed bis resinatton In ac-
cordance with Fee ,i of the election
law-, as democratic nominee for
presidential elector from the Elev-
enth Congressional district of Texas,
and n vacant y has thereby been cre-
“Now, therefore, 1 hereby call a
meeting of the Slate Democratic Ex-
ecutive committee to convene at the
Oriental Hotel in tlie citv of Dal-
las. Friday, Oct. 18, 1912. at 11
o'clock a. m. for the purpose of
nominating a presidential elector to
fill said vacancy and for the trans-
action of such other business as may
come before said committee.
“Witness my hand at Hillsboro,
Tex., this the 11th day of Octoberr
a n i u i e
“Chairman State Democratic Execu-
Troth Once Broken, Plighted at Altar
Cleveland, ()„ Oct. '12. Miss Mar-
tha Calhoun and Wilson B. Mickox.
whose engagement was renewed af-
The greatest naval show in the
history of the United States will
reach a climax Tuesday when Pres-
ident Taft and Secretary of the
Navy Meyer will review the great
line of armorclads and leBser naval
craft now assembled In the Hudson
liver. The president aboard tlie
Mayflower will review the line of
ships as they pass down the river
and out into New York bay. More
than 700,000 tons of fighting ships
will be in the display, and of this
grand total more than 450,000 tons
will be superdreadttoughts, dread-
noughts. first-class battleships and
On the day following ids review
of tlie fleet President Taft has prom
ised to go to Worcester, Mass., to
help the American Antiquarian So-
ciety celebrate the 100th anniver-
sary of its organization.
More thah a score of cases of un-
usual consequence are on the docket
for early hearing before the supreme
court of the I’nited States. 1 which
will convene Monday for its fall
term. The cases include those of the
anthracite coal trust, the Union-Pa-
cific) Southern (Pacific merger, :tha
intermountaln rate cases, the Kansas
election ease, the cotton corner
case, the suit to dissolve the bath-
tub trust, the imnisviUe end Nash-
ville rate case, and several cases
involving the interstate commerce
Delegates from many countries
will assemble at the end of the week
in Lethbridge, Alberta, to take part
in the International Dry Earming
Congress. Other gatherings of the
week of more or less general inter-
est will include the international
convention of the Disciples of Christ,
at Louisville; the annual reunion ot
the Society of the Army of the Cum-
berland, at Chattanooga, the annual
convention of. the National Associa-
tion of 'Life Underwriters, at Mem-
phis: tlie annual meeting of the
American 11 umain* Association, at
Indianapolis, and the convention of
tlie American Meat Packers' Associa-
tion. at Chicago.
Of interest in church and educa-
tional circles will lie the inaugura-
ion of Dr, Ezra S. Tipple us presi-
dent of Drew Theological Seminary,
the inauguration of Dr. Alexander
fMeiklcjohn as president of Amherst
College, and I he laying of the cor-
nerjptone of the new Southern Metho-
dist University at Dallas.
The consecration of Rev. He her a.
Hamilton, the bishop-elect of (lie
new Canadian diocese of Japan, is
scheduled to take place Friday itt
Christ church cathedral, Montreal.
A distinguished body of Pennsyl-
vania civil war veterans and public
officials will go to Culpeper, Va.,
Thursday for the dedication of the
monument erected to tlie memory of
the Keystone state soldiers hurled
in the national cemetery at that
Hands Wanted. Sherman Oil
Mill. F. W. Rotlie, Superintendent.
THIS DATE IN HISTORY,
The Flour that Leads
Justly entitled to its ever
G. B. R. SMITH MILLING CQ.
J 8 1 5
Candies! CandiesI Candies!
THE PALACE OF SWEETS
DirliKling the Famous “Texas Girl Chocolate,” "Jacob’s
You will also find the very best in Hot Drinks and
to be had. We especially solicit tlie
girls and hoys. You will always
patronage of the school
get your money's worth at onr
PELAY BROS. Props.
|ifl]T is always ready, steady and mellow.
With the days growing shorter it will pay
to consult us how to economize in light
and fixtures. We have all the latest de-
vices, both plain or ornamental.
Sherman Gaslight & Fuel Co.
-The exquisite designs of our plat-
ed silverware—Its quiet elegance—
its perfect workmanship—cause*
mose people real surprise when in.
formed that it is not solid.
“Sterling Quality’’ In every re-
spect but. the metal, gives some Idea
of its appearance—It will wear al-
most indefinitely with care and moat
of all, it. is of the latest of exclusive
If you wish some plated ware
that is not showy—thath as the ap-
pearance of solid ware you are la-
vited to Inspect our designs.
L. F. ELY & SONS
•Roger Williams-, banished
from Boston for heresy.
Col. Thomas Harrison, one of
Cromwell's chief lieutenants,
executed in London. Born in
Neweastle-on-Lyme in 1606.
Mary McCauley ("Molly
Pitcher"), revolutionary her-
oine. horn In Carlisle. Pa.
Died there Jan. 22, 1X22.
John Klmsley appointed chief
justice of Canada.
Napoleon Konapaite landed
at St. Helena to begin his
Texas state constitution rati-
fied' by the people.
Manehus at Hankow were
massacred in the Chinese re-
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Eat what you Want when you want
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traction magnate of Cleveland and lately harmless. It has relieved
Ran Kmnetsjco The bridegroom l*| thousands and is guaranteed to
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Everything Good to Eat
Frtsh goods coming In dally. Our prices arc right.
Goods host quality. Call and sot us.
Old phons 96, ntw 74.
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North side square
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