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   Abilene Semi-Weekly Reporter (Newspaper) - March 8, 1912, Abilene, Texas                                jtrafyi VOLUME XXXI ABILENE SEMIWEEKLY REPORTER ABIMCNE TEXAS FRIDAY MARCH 8 1912 NO 13 CITY OKLAHOMA IVHKX urit Kit TRIAL Kli HIMHMI LIFE IMPRISONMENT Murder Occurred on Inn fifli mid Ilic Case llns HCCM llnnl Vonulil Ie mil flulflc Through out Hie Trial By Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY Mar of the most sensational trials that has ever been held in the courts of Okla honiit came to an end here today when the jury hi the case of Mrs Al verta Gentry who is charged will the murder of her husband Thomas J Gentry n the night of January itn found the defendant guilty and fixer her punishment al life imprisonment Gentry Murdered Jan 6th Thomas J Gentry was murdered al his home on thenight of January lib anil here were Ibree persons who as in trial were eouueeiiM WARN AMERICANS TO KEEP OUT OF MEXICO WHILE WAR IS ON AT1IHPOLE IfKIOltiS THAT KIMTISIIIOIt HAS ATTAIXEI HONORIO ENGLAND Four Oilier Nations Were in Itac When English Explorer As iiiijiorlaiit As he Xiirlh Iule with he event both directly and indi rectly namely Mrs Alverla H Grn Iry the wife Jesse Mackey her and Maurice he brother of Mrs Gentry Statement of Wcightman When on the stand on March 4th Maurice Weightmau Mrs Gentrys brother said that he and Mackny went out to the Gentry home on the night hat Gentry was killed and when Gentry came home he found them in the kitchen making eggnog ami lold Mackey to leave the house Mackey vent into a room to get bis overcoat and Weightmaii said he heard a shot and ran from the house Mackey Turns States Evidence The sensation of the rial was when Jessp Mackev the lover of Mrs Gen1 wrvahon8 At that f me no olio had the least idea that h wiild make an effort to reach the pole Lieutenant Wilholmn Fihhner who has been representing Germany is on board the Deutchland and Is making daring efforts to reach the pole Iieu 1NGTON New Zealand Ma report that has been wide Picad ovor the whole world that Cap tin Robert Caleou Scott je Iiitisl xplorer had discovered Ihe Soiilli wire confirmed here today he famous Norwegian Captain lioald Amundsen that th South Pole is discovered Slarled November 2it IJKI Captain Scott started on his long anil hard journey on November Ill I from Fort Chalinero New Zeal ami and had been absent from the world lor almosl two years A former Irip had been made by him under thdirection of Ihe lloyal Geographi Society of London but this did not result successfully lonr Oilier Nations in Itaee Lieutenant Shacklelon of the 1nited States navy a short time after this first trial by Captain Scoll pushed in n during effort to within one hun Ired miles of tho pole and this in rpired navigators of five nations to ittelllp the discovery Captain lion hi Aniiindson who is calling a party of Norwegians almost COLONEL E Z STEEYER C IN CENTRE OF TPOOPS OH THE HEAICAN UNITED President Taft ns Issued i prochuimtion urging the c rality and to leave Mexico if the situation becomes uire alarm States troops on the Meitaii border is ready for ouy eBvrcrty s to observe strict ncu commaud of tho United According to infoimation coming Anson Dr Plait the discoverer Olms Tarver the pugilistic White ope is overrun with offers from I parts of the country to buy nlecsl in thc an has made such a remarkable showing with the gloves However Dr Plait says he will re main loyal to Texas and finnly re try turned Wales evidence changing practically the whole cm ren of he proceedings A Hard Legal Battle Throughout the rial was hard legal battle and the culmination today was not unexpected laslern Qmiy Cnnnly If Slil Covered llauy Callle are liejiorled lo Have Died VAJSA VISA A Alarcll severe storms and snows of the past in tills part of the country are said by old cattlemen to have been the worst known by them since On ly one death is so far reported that of Harold Marston aged Ifc years who resided on l claim with his widowed mother about 20 miles norlli of here 11 appears that he was going from Amislad to Homero for a load or freight and was caught in the storm on the paririo several miles from any building find that when about two miles frou Romero he unhitched his liorses and evidently tried lo mount one of them but could not They think he could not walk but chawlcd nearly w0 miles when his strcngdi gave out expired only about onefourth board the Hainan Marti and Dr Douglas Mason representingi Austra ire also in the polar seas as Important as Xorllt 1ole From a geographical standpoint the discovery of the South Pole is not as important as the discovery of the North Pole by the American explorers but nevertheless England has been honored by the fact that oiieof her sons was the first of jive nations to reach tiie goal The South Pole lies on land and the to it is not so difficult as 10 Unit of the NpijH Pole for a trip i Titlsa Okla Feb 2S J912 Dear Sir As I understand you arc manager of Cuss Tnrver the Texas Whit Hope and as one of our members o pleasure of seeing one of your exhib tions at Abilene Texas and being very much laken with Mr Tarver he was talking with me and I decided lo write you Now you understand his is th home of Carl Morris which we hopi is going bring back the champion ship to the white race but we have decided that we could also handle an other White Hope to good advant age and ask you to set a price on youi man and if it is a fair question have you got him under contract antj il so how long does the contract hold ood If you will consider this inattter to the latter pole must bo made et us know Iry return mail or tele through seas ot floating ice ami open and dangerous waters IBOItVIlIA WIIJ KKPLT Officers and Daughters of the Texas liejmhlic Regard invrrnurV Let ter as Ileing Personal gram I sec by the Oklahoma papers that you have Jimmie McDonald and Char lie Cavanaugti with you Well that looks pretty well for your boy if tiiose men are satisfied totrain him as Cav anangh did not think well enough of Carl Morris to put him in condition but Morris is making good in the ATSTLV Tex March is not likely there will be a reply by the officers of Iho Daughters of the Re public here to the governors letter concerning their action in the Alamo restoration Miss Emma Burleson sec retary said today that had the officers the letter in advance of the governors action in making its con public they would not have i ot a mile out of the village of Homero j en it to the press as it was marked Later reports say the boy was in the personal snow three days and nights and was not quit deid when found y there never was so much snow seen nt any one time in eastern Qnny and southern lnion counties as at the present time Coue and other postoffices along thit rural route ex lendini some 10 miles northwest from Nar Visa have not received any mail during tlie whole week and only one lo Amistad and thai by horseback some of the canyons and draws around this pirt of the country snow is repnr ay from Jfi lo 110 feet s are predicting crops coining season as a result be large amount of moisture the big uiows will supply Many head of cattle are reported frozen to death on the prairies in dif lereiit localities and the Itock Island trains have been blockaded and very 1 think we will have nolhing to say concerning the letter was Miss Bur lesons reply when questioned as to the likelihottd of an answer o the governor We would not have made the letler public in any event The governor was shown a re solution printed in the Record of the Daughters IfllO annual meeting in San Antonio which was adopted by a vote of ii lo 1 and is as follows Resolved That th properly pur chased by the State of Texas former ly owner by lingo Solnneltzer Com panyif be cleared of all modern build ings and nibliist and the spolbccon verled into a sacred shrine to the end Iliiii Iheold historic be retained intact according to plans submitted will this resolution That is exactly what lam trying Now Mr Plait think this matter over thoroughly and seo what yoi think you can do for us We will anx iously await a reply and if you con sider to let the boy go let us know by telegraph and we will at once send a man right over to see yon Everybody around the place wants to be remembered to McDonald and Cavanangh Very truly yours LUCIEN SMITH FORMKU CITIXES AMAZED Traveling Man and IVife Itotnrn To Abilene anil Are Slruck With InOrovtfliof he City H D Rogers repairer for the Abilene Northern Railway company came within an adc of losing his life yesterday afternoon in the rail roan yards of that company Luckily he only got his right foot crushed and injuries in the hack but is lying at his home in this city suffer ing excruciatingly from his injurle Thc tops of box cars have been blow ing off lately and Mr Rogers was in specting the tops of cars while some transfers were being made in the yards and just as ho was in the act of stepping from one car to another ed the cars at this point and lie stepped to the ground below and weighing ICO pounds hie right ankle was broken and other bones crushed perhaps in that region in addition the man is injured in the back or at least is com plaining of it greatly i It is almost a miracle how thoma escaped being crushed to death b twecn the cars Dr L W Hoi Us the N surgeon dressed the woundi man and was intending to remove hi to a Fort Worthhospital but he n fused to go and was carried horn down in the southeast part of the cit Dr Holilis reports that the man ha a bad night last night and sent fo him about 4 oclock this morning t allay his sufferings MF Rogers ha wifo and children residing in thi Evangelist Pearn spoke to a good congregation at the opening service of the meeting commenced last nigh the South Side Christian ht church urch was irregular from both directions The I do said Governor Colquitt con Hoek Island Golden Shite limited was j vert the spot into a sacred slnine clear it 0 modern buildings and rub bish and retain thc old historic walls intact Hut here the governor per mitted himself n T have my own plans for the work miles from here for wo days and two nights before rodiry snow plow could clear the track and pull the train into Nara Visa A II Sanders a traveling man formerly with headquarters here but how at Fort Worth is in the city ac companied by his wire who is the guest of her friend Mrs Annie L Ha rip In talking to a reporter for this pa per this morning Mr Sanders said he and his wife took n walk around the oily last night ami both were amazed at the progress made since hey left in 1908 They were particular ystnick with tho metropolitan ailpervading the business districts and both predict a groat future for Abilene judging from he strides made in city building under the adverse circumstances of the past few years By Associated Press LONDON Eng March suf fragettes who have for many days been rioting in the streets of Ixmdon resumed their window smashing early this morning lpfore tl c storekeepers had gone to their places of business Selecting tho largest and best win dows iii the city great criwds assem ble nearlarge dry goods establish ments and other concerns that had big windows and with a rush all in n body attacked the plate glass with ham mers in a short time had done many hundreds of dollars worth of damage Six were arrested by tho police bui thc great number from leing run in DECREASE IS COTTON llamiiy Mail Says Cotton Decrease Is llwny In Ills Community and That iriiin Has Increased W Al 0 Alackechney ho Ham by merchant was in the city today on business and reported everything all 0 K in his community with a de creaso of perhaps 5n per cent in the cotton acreageand an increase in wheat of about to 20 per cent and oats all the way from irO to 200 per cent The grain crop is looking fine and growing lo hent tho band The Business of th Ch the theme of his address After point ing out that the chuich was made up of all who had become new creatures in Christ the speaker said that the church was engaged in a great busi ness and that its business was to make Christ known to the people o the worM The church was the highes nstitiition in the world and had th ighest purposes and the most worth business hat could be conceived Ml vork was to bring fallen man iuto relation to God The time attention labor of the luirch should be to the end thai ii every walk of life Christ should 1 een in the lives of those who pio fess to follow him This was the CITV MISSIOXAItV 01 LAIVItKMl OF ICOXVEKSATIOX HE MOMAX AND cinii ARETERROR Is the Wily he Missionary Siiys the Women loiiil Clilldren Lawrence By Associated Frees WASIIINGTdN March Clark Carter city missionary of law rence testifying before the strike hear ing today said that a friend of his overhead a conversation between a woman and a litlle girl who had been taken to New York Woman said when yon go lo Now York put on a torn dress and leave mittens nt home Theyll take care of you over there Witness Carter said General impression strikers are sending way childnui to excite sympa thy Witness suld parents came to him and said wanted children hack Missionary described condition of error prevailing among foreigners aroused by strikers and said all part icularly women were terror stricken and their lives had been threatened f they weut to work Clilldren Leave Lawrence By Associated Press LAWRENCE made io attempt today to prevent departure of a delegation of forty children of striking textile operators to Philadel phia although they held up the train ong enough to get names and addres ses of children IAltTV IdltKCT FROM MEXICO CITY IAXDKD IX AUSTIK FEVER OF HEAT Serious Trouble Is WftliJn lie tlwu of the 11 Tnrodo Uy Associated Press AUSTIN Tex March number of American refugees arrived here this norning direct from the City of Mexi o They had bin Hide lo say about he conditions in the Mexican capital iut it was evident from their cxpres ions that he entire populace Is in fe ver heat fnd serious trouble is look for within a fortnight One of Hi refugees said hat a com plication presents ilself in tho matter it Ihe government giving the proper rotei ion to the owners of mines and Initiations where thousands of Mixl are held in peonage Many revolutionists have relatives n peonage camps and I hey arevery perfecting nrgnniautton to nn lihilau the camps while the revolu ionists are attacking the seat of gov ernment Another report is that the Yaqui In lans are in a state of revolt It is the general impression that few Amcri ans will remain in han ten more days hope for thc salvation of men If the church member did not demonstrate the saving power of Cod so that men could see the realities of the religion of Christ there would bo little done toward saving the world The only chance in this stey for convincing peo ple of the truth of the claims of Chris tianity was to have the church mem ber in the demonstrating business and showing the beauties purity noble ness of the Christ life and th possi bilities of living this life All business had to be worked on in relations The church had sung That Will Bo Glory for Me am had forgotten the other fellow The result wos that many were being losi because the average church membei was not possessed of the Spirit ot Christ who came seeking to save the lost Those who did not realize that his was the business of the church iad no business in the church When he professor lived his religion am demonstrated the possibilities of the Christ life there would be no diffi culty in having a revival It would ome because people wonUI no al racted by the power of the Christ in he fives of men The singing was directed by Mr 3enno Schuiifdt anda very pleasing eature was the solo He Lifted Ale ling by the worldfamed evangelist 5ipsy Smith There was a very real keness to the voice of the Gipsy s he sings to his vast audiences as was reproduced last night at the luirch Abilene People cannot hear he great man himself but they canj ear his message in song which he as sent all over the country The subject tonight will he Fel TK1AL OX KIT COlMS Aiffirly Two Thousand Stibjiwuiis Is sued he County Clerk for SHERMAN Tev Morch ty Attorney Cal T Freeman 1ms sc 107 cases each charging either n sal of liquor in violation of the local pn liiultfpn law of Grayson county or thi operation of a disorderly house as in terpreted by the Wolfe disorder house law for tomorrow in the counts court A L Lewis a Denison attorney lias been appointed special judge to rv the cases This is a celebrated series of cases Dr TV C Tollff was arrested in this jounty several years ago and tried n a number of charges and convicted 311 several or them After staying in ail for nearly a year he was given his liberty on the pioposition that he leave Grayson county and not return He went io Oklahoma and stayed about two years Recently he returned to the county anxl was at once arrested and has been in jail ever since Arriving in Laredo LAREDO Tex March thc two hmtdrod and twenty passengers arriv ing here this morning at least half of thc number were refugees from Mex ico K Palmer Anderson of Clcbiirne left lifted jt visit to see his mother after a visit o his unclo Hev John Hardesty at Siriimons College Miss lessie Lemon is in Dallas nt ndlni In funeral of Mrs 1 II llur lett CEPLANf IN PIM iii in Operation mid Comity Court Having Itnsy Session This IVeck Dr Joliff has secured thescrvices of Cliff Huggins a Sherman lawyei and will make a fight for his libertj County Attorney Cal T Freeman stat es that ho will In Joliff on evcrj count The office of the county clerk is busily engaged In getting out the sub poenas for witnesses there being J 926 of them to be issued and served Sheriff McAfees men are also busil engaged in serving the papers If one case per day is tried ajid the courts work every day and Sunday i will take nearly six months to dispose of tho cases SADIE SMITH GETS 2 YIMKS Plead iiillty to the Ihnrnrc of Theft of Over from Minler Dry floods Co wship inirch n the Business of the Married Wednesday Mr A 1C Lyerly of Fort Worth and iss Laura Hudgiiis of Winters were nited in marriage in this city at noon eiinesday Evangelist William Pearn ho is1 conducting a interacted meet g at the South Side Christian church ficiating The groom Mr Lyerly has for ten ears held the position of advertising eik for tho Fort Woith Denver illway and bears the reputation of lng n man of high standing and ex ellont ability by aJl wao know him IBS Hudftins Is one of Waiters most harming and popular young Indies Sadie Smith the negress arrested last week and indicted this morning by the grand jury for theft of over from the store of M inter Dry Goods Co was tried this afternoon and the jury adjudged her guilty and fixed her punishment at two years in the State Penitentiary The defendant plead guilty and waived the time given her for presenting a motion for a new trial Versyp Trial The trial of Mrs Clara Versyp on the charge of administering a poison ous and noxious potion was suddenly halted yesterday afternoon when it was acsertained that a mistake had been made in snbpoeninjt wilnesse and one of the main witnesses was absent Harvey Roberts left today for Kl Re no Okla to see a sick brother It 1 Fry left today for Kan Antnic o see a tnwher on business pecial to the Reporter BAinp Texas March car load of machinery was received today for the ice iilant The plant Is expected to be in operation by the first of April The dippings vats which have been moved from Sweotwater here are in operation now Frank Parker form erly of Sweetwater is manager The Texas Pacific Ry Co has a force of men rebuilding the car shed which was destroyed by the windstorm Sunday week County Court Is in session this week The following proceedings have been had State vs West Everett gambling tried by jury and fined and costs State vs Mr Karr refusing to work public road tried by jury and acquit cd Texas Pacific Ry Co vs uiiey M James for death of two steers caused by eating Johnson grass on plaintiffs in error right of wayThis case was appealed from Justice Court in which the plaintiff below was aw arded damages Tried by jury in County Court and judgment rendered for in favor of said James Miss Minnie Wilson vs Texas Pa cilic Hy Co damages for personal njniies On trial At Pole By Associated Prsss LONDON March T Dispatches from Christiana Norway says Captain Amundsen did not reach the South Pole John W Sickelsmith GreensboroPa las three children and like most chil Iron they frequently take coid We lave tried tevcral kinds of cough nied cine he savs but have never found nil yet that did them rs much Rood as Chamberlains Cough Remedy For ale by All dealers Mrs J H Steclo is qujte ill with a grippe   

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