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lUli Historical
NO. 48
Son Killed Father
Fair to Hold
In Self Defense
Philip Healy, aged 20, shot and
killed his father, James Healy a farm
er, who lives a quarter mile south
of Hope, at 12:30 yesterday- Mr
Healy died a few hours afterward.
rntup gave himself up and was
brought to Abilene and placed in the
county jail here.
The father and son had never been
on friendly terms. Mr. Healy, accord
ing to the boys' testimony, had been
in the habit of swearing at and beat
ing Philip and at times seemed to
have insane fits of anger. The shoot
ing occurred when Mr. Healy threat
ened to strike Philip with a chair
Philip Healy'g Story.
Philip Healy told the following
story concerning the murder: "The
quarrel first started when dad told
me to get the mules in the barn. He
cussed me when they ran out the
door. Then he told me to put the
bridle on them and quit yelling at
them so loudly.
I put the bridles on them and
fctarted to hitch them up. He told
me to get a double-tree out of the
-wagon instead of the one I had. Well,
the one I had was all right so I told
him if he wanted it, to get it himself
He swore at me again so I . decided
to get the double-tree myself-
"Instead of keeping quiet about the
quarrel he told the hired man about
it. Then he turned to me and told
me to leave the place and that he
would rather see me dead than alive
A3 a protection, I took a gun along
got in the car and drove to Herington
It was then about 8:30.
"On my way back from Herington
I had a puncture so that it was 12
o'clock before I reached home.
went into the house and my father
was talking about stuffing something.
I told mother that dad had tried to
stuff me. He turned on me and said
'you go.' I didn't go and then he
picked up a chair and started for
me. My mother stepped between us.
"Then I pulled my gun and shot
I don't know how many times but
about three. I didn't know I had hit
him until he fell. That's the way
it all occurred,"
Father Was Cruel to All.
Philip Healy told the attorney that
his father had not only been cruel to
bini but had often struck his mother
and called her vile names- The boy
makes no excuses on the charge of
murder other than he shot in self
He gave himself up to the Hope
constable and he was brought to the
county jail, where he now is. He
will be boiind over,' tor trial at dis
trict court in September.
Mrs. Healy started a divorce case
about a year ago on grounds of cru
city but it was later dismissed.
A few statistics compiled by Cap
tain Browne and Lieutenant Lucier
show that Company H is the prize
quota of the state. When Captain C.
B. Parks examined at Herington Co.
r, of the Third regiment, he found 12
men physically deficient; at McPher
son in Co. D, of the Second regiment,
14 were physically deficient; Co..M
at Salina, had 9 men rejected; 6 men
were rejected in Co. C at Junction
City- Captain Parks examined the
soldiers here and only one, Ralph
Sherman, was rejected. The Abilene
company was the first to be muster
ed into the federal service ana was
the third company in the state to
complete its quota- This will also be
the first company In Kansas to be
sent to France.
J. C. DONATED 2,;li..-0 TO
Last night at a meeting held at the
Community House the money, $2,-322-50,
donated by the people of
Junction City to Company C. was
turned over to the company. The
company was marched over to the
hall by its officers and formed in line
down the middle of the hall- A large
crowd of people from town and from
Ft. Riley was present. J. C. Union
Captain Browne sys that Company
H should have at least $1,000 for its
mess fund but now has only $200.
Customers of H. R. Kugler's grow
ing motor car and tractor depart
ment are certain to be well cared for
es the firm has secured a Bulck and
Delco expert, who will be permanent
ly connected with it.
This is L. D. Scanlon, who has
moved here and resides on West
Third. He has lived in Kansas Citv
14 years. He was with the Hudson-
Brace Motor Car Co. for three years
as Delco expert, one of them being
spent on the road for this company
changing Delco systems on their
cars; was foreman of the Northwest
ern Garage company's shop in Kan
sas City, Kansas, for a year and
naif, and has been with the J. I. Case
Threshing Machine company for the
past three years as one of their ex
pens in. the house at Kausas City
and on the road.
, His work will be that of salesman
end expert machinist. esDeclallv fnr
Buick automobiles and Case tractors.
The hundreds of Buick and tractor
owners, constantly being increased
by the sales of the Kugier agency
will find him fitted in every way to
f,ive them the best of service.
Over to Saturday
Clarence Gish Is
Suicide By Hanging
From Wednesday's Dolly.
Clarence A. Gish, blind piano tun
er, committed suicide early yesterday
Horning by propping himself up in
ted and tying a rope about his neck
He was 32 years old. There will be
no inquest.
Mr. Gish was seen up town at 11
Monday evening and had asked for
Edward Crawford- He did not ap
pear at his office at Broughton's mus
ic store all day yesterday and in the
evening W. H. Broughtion and Ed
ward Crawford started to search for
him. They went to his room above
the Baldwin grocery and finding the
door locked.
The three men at 9:30 o'clock
found him on his bed, disrobed, and
hanging from a small rope used to
open the skylight. He half reclined
on the bed. It is believed he lived
several hours in that condition but
had made no struggle.
and has been kept going by the cheer
ing words of his friends.. Edward
Crawford was one -of his - faithful
friends and often spent hours read
ing to him. Mr. Crawford says that
Mr. Gish had always wanted to do
something worth while but his condi
tion held him back. Monday evening
when Mr- Gish was at Hoon's cloth
ing store, he made the reamrk that
his condition would not be as it was
very much longer.
1'lunned a Long Time.
His death did not come as a sur
prise to his friends but persons who
fiequently met him on the streets
were shocked by the news. For a
long time he has been despondent
Blind 25 Years.
When Clarence Gish was but a 7-
year-old boy, one day while "playing
Indian" an arrow struck his left eye
Within a year his right eye went
Hind sympathetically. He was edu
cated and learned to tune pianos after
he became blind. He has lived in Ab
ilene lor eigat years.
He is survived by a father, who
lives near Talmage, several brothers
and sisters..
The funeral was held Thursday
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Meth
odist church. Rev. S. A. Chappell
will officiate and burial will be in
the Abilene cemetery.
The list of men who won commis
sions at the officers' training camp
at Ft- Riley, was made public by the
war department. Six Abilene men
were given commissions. Dean E
Ackers, Francis H. Little, Joseph
Curry, Loy Hege and L. W. Wylder
received commissions as second lieu
tenants. Chauncey Hunter was given
a second lieutenancy in the cavalry,
these men are now reserve officers
of the United States army.
The exemption board will certify
24 names for the army, this number
being secured out of the first 150
men examined and who have submit
ted their claims for exemption. Some
of these will yet apply to the district
board for exemption as farmers. A
later call probably for 100 will be
made to get 17 more men needed
from this county.
j A ruling of the war department is
tued last night affects the members
ff the River Brethren and Dunkard
churches in this country, all of whom
are exempted by law from active
tearing of arms. It was supposed
that they would be left on the farms
or in their homes. The order says:
"Religious objectors are assigned
a definite place in the national army
in a ruling made public today by Pro
vost Marshal General Crowder. They
will be sent to the mobilization
camps for duties which the president
may designate as non-combatant. The
ruling says they 'will be drafted, for
warded to a mobilization camp and
iill make up a part of the quota
from the state and district from
whence they come and will be assign
ed to duty in a capacity by the pres
dent to be r.cn-combatant.' "
Owing to the rain which has made
the grounds very wet, the fair will be
held over to Saturday. Today was the
opening and Friday and Saturday will
be the big days. The automobile day
will be Monday when ten eutries will
race for big prizes at 2 o'clock." AH
the shows will remain until Saturday i
night. Today's program, which is a
sample of the week's eutertainment,
- ' Purse.
First race, 2:30 trot $400
Second Race 2:14 pace..40Q
Third Race, 2:17 trot ..400
Running Race
No. 2, 7 furlongs 75
No 3, 6 furlongs 75
S:00 p. m. Takito Japs.
8:30 p. m. Fire works. Goddess or
Liberty, Fan and Bird, the
American Flag, Wilson, Au
to races, acting monkey, big
, 1 ' . , " u ,iii,i,i.-,i..
- i
Arthur Stacy and Frank Madden
are members of Company B, Kansas
battalion of engineers at Camp Hoel,
Kansas City, Kansas. Each has been
promoted several times since the as
sembling of the battalion a week ago.
At the last accounts Frank Madden
was first sergeant and Arthur Stacey
was master engineer. Of the latter
position there are six in the entire
battalion, one for each of the six
lines of engineering. Each of these
has charge of the work in engineer
ing carried on by the battalion in his
special line. They are relieved from!
some of the detailed military duties
leqiiired of the rank and file and
each reports to the major of the bat
talion at nine each morning for con
sulfation and orders.
JAIL ON A $10,000 BAIL
A heavy rain in the northwest sec
tion of the state last evening caused
the railroad bridge at Brookville,
second station beyond Salina, to be
cashed out. The train from the west.
dne here at 11:51 did not arrive un
til 2:30 and the 4:15 was also late.
The rainfall in Abilene op to 6:00
o'clock this moning, was .82 inch.
This rain will help late crops and gar
Yesterday afternoon relatives of
Philip Healy, confessed slayer of his
father, James Healy, raised a $10,
000 bail and the boy is now at his
home in Hope. His mother and
brother signed the bond. Philip
Healy, it is understood, will plead
self defense. He is rather confused
about the murder but is not at all ex
cited as he had told his father previ
ously, according to an interview, that
if another quarrel came up between
them he would be prepared to defend
himself. A man that worked for
James Healy when Philip was but 15!
years old, said the father struck thej
boy across the face with a pitch fork,
the boy carried that scar for a long
Only the best work at right prices
at the Reflector job department. Let
us do your next printing.
The 18th annual reunion of the
Dickinson County Old Settlers' and
Historical Society will be held at En
terprise on August 21. The Hering
ton band and the Woodbine Glee club
will furnish the music. Mrs- Margar
et Hill McCarter will give an address
in the afternoon.
Clean old papers for sale at this
cffice; 6c a bundle.
Thursday's Program.
9:00 a. m. Judging in various de
partments of livestock, agri
cultural products and wo
men's departments.
!0:30 a. m. Band concert In front
of Agricultural hail.
1:00 p. m Band concert in froiit' of j-
grand stand.
1:30 p. m. Races: .
wheel, tree pieces, shower
and good night.
9:00 p. ni. Wolfe Stock Co., "The
Barrier," a dramatization of
Rex Beach's famous novel.
9:00 p m. Allen Shows.
pay Adults 50 cents and Children,.
25 cents.
No charge at the gate for the night
Twenty-Four Listed
For National Army
The board of education met last
night and by resolution rescinded all
action taken heretofore regarding the
adoption or purchase of the Sixth
street site for the high school on the
cast side of Mud creek. The litiga
tion pending will be dismissed and
the whole matter started new. The
architect was present with plans for
the proposed high school but no ac
tion was taken. The board meet
Ugtin next Monday eresius.
Is Your Money Supporting
the Government?
At this critical period in our history our
manufacturers are offering their mills,
and our young men are offering their
services to the United States Govern
ment. Would you like to do your share and
help support the government in this
time of its need? The Liberty Bonds
make a safe'and helpful investment
we are handling them for the govern
ment free of all cost.
Our facilities for caring for our' custo
mers' investment interests are unsur
passed. Let us talk with you about
investments. Remember that our
safety deposit vault for customers is at
your-service. A locked drawer for only
a dollar a year.
Abilene national Bank
From Friday Datly.l
At 2:30 today, examination of the
first 150 called for examination for
the draft army had been completed
and 91 of these passed the physical
test. Out of the 150, only 120 ap
peared, as some belonged to the na
tional guard and others had other
sufficient reasons. Today 3 8 were ex-
mined and 7 failed; 12 failed to ap
inn actual ran ror men will go
from the provost marshal general to
the state adjutant general. Each lo
cal board will be informed of its pro
portion and the adjutant general
will fix the date when men from his
slate shall entrain for camps.
The local board will make out the
list of men to fill the call from the
roll of accepted men and will fix the
rFrom Saturday DuIlM
The draft board met yesterday and
picked out the names of those that
had passed the physical examination
and claimed no exemption. There
were 24 under this list. The board
will start tomorrow afternoon to
consider the claims for exemption.
Here are the 24 now ready for the
(ail: . :
H:)S Folk, F. W Hurlngton
8.14 I.unKstrrjin, H. I.., Enterprise
1SU Harrlxun, W. II., Abilene
60!) Moot, C. P., Allli'n
I'JtS 11 lid, L. II., nerlugton
648 Josei-h A. Haslouer, Abilene
616 Helli-r, Milton, Dillon
775 HIipi b In, Fred V.. Cliuoman
692 Ktnrk, KoM., Klino
810 KnKliprg, Iiaviil E Enterprise
30 Wlilte, Arthur F,., Gypsum
4:17 Kline, Wilson It.. Abilene
.114 IIokm, John II., AbllHne
17 nr. Tvler. Amos T., AI.IIriih
1685 Royer, Paul II., Abilene
487 Oary, Benjamin U, Abilene
l:iL'.i I Milker, Henry W., Pearl
1 -" Norman, Emory W.. Chapman
1S.r Klefer, Daniel F.. Hope
22.'!: Krelifer, Isaac, Herington
721 I.uthl, Alfred, Detroit ,,
1478 Ziebell, Chas., Herlntfton
194 Kamsey. linloh P.. Solomon
1723 Bussell, Jaa. L.. Abilene
Carl B. DeHaven, aged 1 year and
1' months and son of Mr. and Mrs
Hoyd Dellaven, died at 10:30 this
morning after a week's illness. Ku
neral announcement later
Likes Her Sew Home-
Mrs. Clara Alexander writes from
Dunsvant, Kansas: We look for
ward to Saturday when we will get
the Reflector and especially so If we
have not received a letter from out
that way, as it is like a letter from
home. Aa I myself have lived in Dick-
inosn all but S years of my life, I am
always anxious to hear about the
crops tod the weather, also the peo
ple- We like our new home here real
well. We will have pretty fair corn;
oats was fine, made from 40 to 78
bushels, wheat not very good, but
better than expected, from 11 to 30
MiM Shade lUwijtnu.
The board of education will meet
in special session tonight. Miss Flor
ence Shade, one of the high school
taculty, has resigned to take a posi
tion at Salina.
Homer Dodd, aged 15, caught his
right hand in a pulley on a hay fork
at the James Callahan farm Monday
afternoon. The rope, running ac
(ross the palm of his hand, burned
the flesh off to the bone. His hand
may be deformed permanently altho.
he will be able to use it.
The normal institute Is now under
full sway and everyone is hard at
work. Supt. W. D. Rosa arrived and
made an address this morning. Seven.
more persons enrolled today.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Boburbina of
Waverly, Kan., came up Sunday in
their car and have been visiting their
aunt, Mrs. P. B. Rose. They could
uot return home owing to the heavy
Clean old papers for ! at tola
cffice; St 1 baa die.
Engraved calling cards, wedding
invitations, and anything In the en
graving line, can he secured quickly
at the Reflector office. Prices right,
Call and see samples.
If 70a don't get your Reflector
regularly phone IS,

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