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THE WEEKLY HERALD, MARCH 26, 1908. MAM Kansas Sheriff Who Was Shot Saturday Had Relatives In Panhandle (From Friday's Dally.) - Sheriff Bud McCrackeo, of Barber county, Kansas, who wan shot and fatally wounded Saturday, at Kiowa, , Kan., by a boot-legger named Clark, was tho uncle of Mrs. T. A, Babb, or this city. Two -brothers of the murdered man are old settlers la the panhandle uud are well-to-do ranchmen near Alanreed. From a long account In tho Wichita Eaglo. of the Killing and of the character of the two men, the following Is taken: Went to CIhiVh House. The shooting occurred at Clark'a Tiouse. which Is .ocated at the edge ot Kiowa, a short distance from the .Santa Fo depot. Sheriff McCrackcn. .iu company with City Marshall Bun- ' ton went down to the house to arrest Clark. When they were within a ahort distance of the building Clark 'aw them and ran Into an outbuild- ' lug. shutting the door after lilm and rastonlng It. When the sheriff at- ' tempted to break idown the door ' Clark tired aud shot him, tho bullet. ' entering his chest a little nbove and ' to the right of the heart. McCracken ihen drew his gun and fired four '.Knots, none of which took effect. 'Clark ran out of tho shed and tried to make his escape, (but Bunton .started after him, and when he re fused to stop shot him In the leg. A crowd of men soon gathered and threatened to hang him hut the mar ,shal carried him to a nearby freight train and put him In a box car. He was later taken to Wclllngt.o to pre- ' vent the mob from lynching btni. ' Clark has a 'bnd name, having : been arrested before. It Is said, for boot-legging. On oue occasion he attacked an officer with a knife when he thought an attempt wag be ing made to arrest him. MeCrarken was universally es teemed and had been a loyal citi zen and splendid county official. Clark on the contrary, has been In frequent conflict with the authori ties, of w hich bis tragic arrest Is the culmination. He however, owns some property In Kiowa and has been hard to convict. He Is a bachelor, while bis victim has a wife tmd large ramlly, of whom the younge.it is only three days old. TWO WEDDING IN COURTHOUSE Visitors .From Tevlco end Mangum Accomodated by the Judge. ( From Tuesday's Dally.) J. D. Wall ond Miss Bertie May 'Atkinson, of Mangum, Okla., were ipplliants at. the county dork's of ice this morning and as soon as they iccured a marriage license, Judge Jani Merrill who bad been summoned 'roin hlspfflee, performed the cere aiony that made ueju Mr. and Mrs. Wall. The bride, who was young ;ind pretty as brides should always se, wan accompanied by her married sister and her husband and with the groom ,tho visitors made a merry party of four which left the court house to enjoy a wedding dlouer. The bridal couple expect to locate In New Mexico but will take a trip to Denver before settling down at their now borne. Another call on the services of judge Merrill as marrying squire was made later this morning by Earl M. Ilartseil, of this city, who had se cured license to wed Miss Lula Losle, who came here from Texleo. This ouple will make their home In Ama rlllo. TRADES ASSEMBLY REPORTS CANDIDATES (From Tuesday's Dally.) "At a meeting of the Trades As sembly," writes a contributor to the Dally Panhandle, "In their new hall 1a the basement of the Carson build ing last night, the laboring men of Amarlllo, endorsed candidates for city officers for the coming April elc flon as follow: "For mayor, l.on D. Merrs, for marshal, John B. Ball, lor aldermen, John McKnigut, P. L. Person and O. W. Bsker. and pledged their un divided support to these candidates which promises to make things in teresting, for this affects every la boring msn whose local Is affiliated with this parent body. The labor ing men should poll a big vote, ,"Tho Trades Assembly Is a new body but starting with flying colors, made up of delegate from all labor organizations In Amarlllo and prom ises to become a patent factor In the city. "By securing the affiliation of the Pastors' Union, which is made up of the preaehern of the different church denominations of the city, they have provided for tholr moral upbuilding They have plans on foot for a grand service Labor Sunday In May. "Thoy are working up subscrip tions for stock for the coming fair, asking each union to take stock so thty ran get in line with their mite and help Amarlllo grow. "Elaborate plans have been pre pared by the committee In charge for furnishing their new hall to make It a Labor Temple, 'with nice furnish ings, books and papers end rest room and employment bureau for all the trades another stop of progress. "They unanimously endorsed the petition of the Clerks appeal for a greater Amarlllo which Is to be cir culated throughout Amarlllo. The adventure into politics is a new de parture of labor unions as a 'body and with the united strength they will wield here their future actions will be closely watcher by future of fice seekers." MUSIC AM) FUJWF.KS. K. K. Voung Celebrate Spring Open, lug In Form. (From Tuesday's Dally.) pretty music by the Jesse-Grubbs orchestra and fresh pink and white carnations as favors, were part of the treat E. K. Young made for his visitors today at his spring opening. Palms and fresh cut flowera arranged In the Interior of his tailoring estab lishment In tho Wayland building has made a fit setting for a real spring opening, and of course be has not loBt any of the opportunities for displaying spring tailoring fabrics. Scores of visitors have called 'and reglHtered during the afternoon. To night, the place will Temaln open till 10 o'clock to accommodate late vis itors f IRK AT ELECTRIC IJAKF.RY. Stove ArciuVut Makes Slight ham 1 age This Morning. (From Tuesday's Dally.) ; A gasoline stove accident, kindled a small blaze In the back room or the Electric Bakery In the Green building on Sixth street this morning. The fire companies reached the building before the blaze had made much headway aud with the assist ance of . the men at the shop soon had the fire out. Damage to the stock and equipment covered by Insurance In tho Lefforge, agency, will reach about $150, and damage 'by water aud fire on the Interior of the build ing, also covered by Insurance, will reach about the same figure. Real Estate Transfer. J. L. Smith of Lucas county, Ohio, to Mlnnio M. Person, lot 2, block 94, Plemons, $375. J. C. Pnul to Mrs. Cora Menden hall, Greer county, Okla., lots 29, 30, 31, 32. block 6. University Heights. Sophia Ley and Phillip Ley to It. a. Aten, south 37H feet from lot 2, block 209, Plemons, 12,000. R. L. Strlngfellow to J. M. Lyons, lots 10, 11, 12, block 7, Denver Heights. $450. Mary Anderson to Jamea Ford, lots 8. 9. 10, block 7, Mlller'IIelghts. $1,000. Out of Commission. Associated Press. Ogden. Utah, March 2 4. The Italian car Is out of the race at pres ent. Tho machine la badly damaged. It Is to bo brought back to Ogden from a point ninety miles west on the old Central Paclfio road and re paired In the local machine shop. Before the car Is In running condi tion the French aud German cars may again lead. Wool Market Dull. Associated Press. Boston, Mass., March 24. The local wool market is dull but" prices are well maintained. Some Improve ment is reported from mill centers although .there are still many Idle looms. Recent estimates placed 33 to 40 per cent of the New England looms at work on men's wear goods. Business in fo.-elgn products had been checked by opening of London sale. NDIANA FOR BRYAN Chairman Taggart Plans lor Success ot His Own Slate In the State Indianapolis, Ind., March 24. Democratic leaders and members of the state central committee are gathered la Indianapolis today in ad vance or the Btato convention, which will be held tomorrow and Thurs day. It is certain that the Hoosler delegation to the Denver convention will bo pledged to Bryan. Tho plat form will probably include a local option plank and will Remand law enforcement, temperance legislation, Insurance reform, home rule and other reform measures. Owing to the fact that Bryan la to be Indorsed and will dictate the na tional platform, it was decided to confine the Indlsna expressions al most entirely to state Issues, but tariff will bo advocated and trusts denounced, Kern for Vice President. Many of the county conventions, at which delegates to the state conven tion have been selected, have de clined In favor of John W. Kern for vice president, and there is no dou'bt that the state convention will in struct for him If he will permit It. The members of tho committee are for blm and bellove his nomination possible, but Kern has not Indicated that he cares for the party Indorse ment. The early dale of the stslo conven tion Is thought 1o favor the guber natorial candidacy of Samuel M. Ral ston, of Lebanon, who Is a close friends ot National Chairman Tag gart. It Is apparently a safe guess that Ralston will be nominated and that delegates favorable to the re tention of Taggart as national torn mlteeman from Indiana will be sent to the Denver convention. These delegates to the state convntlon at district meetings held In Indianap olis on the eve or the state gathering. The designating or early conven tion dates was a victory for Taggart and Ralston, who Is Taggart's choice In the governorship race. Tennessee Republicans. Nashville, Tenn., March 24. .Sec retary Taft will undoubtedly be the choice of the Republicans of Ten nessee, who will hold their state convention tomorrow. The conven tion will nominate presidential elec tors and candidates' for the supreme bench and elect delegates at large to the national convention. The state committee will meet again in morrow to formulate plans for a sec ond state convention to nominate a candidate for governor. At Its for mer meeting the committee passed resolutions heartily approving the Roosevelt administration and en dorsing the candldJcy of William II. Taft. Considerable opposition to the program of the Taft 'boomers has de veloped, but It Is not considered suf ficiently strong to prevent the en dorsement of the secretary of war. Two More for Cannon. Aurora, III., March 24. Two more delegates will be added to the Can non column as the result of the con vention here today of the Republi cans of the Eleventh congressional district. Fight ou Bryan in Iowa. Cedar Rapids, Iowa. March 24. Delegates to the Democratic state convention, to be held here Thurs day, are beginning to arrive today, and there is prospect that the session will develop ono of the hottest fights in the history of the party. The an-tl-Bryau Democrats wero completely victorious In the first skirmish of the state committee, but admirers of the Nebraskan are. determined to secure his endorsement by tho convention. The Bryan boomers are. in furious mood and are making threats to oust State Chairman C. W. Miller, of Wa verly, a, stroug nntl-Balley man. Mil ler alleges that the conservative ele ment of the party Is in the ascend ency In Iowa and that It will have no trouble In maintaining Its posi tion In the convention. I'nuble to Run Pass. Associated Press. Rock River, Wyo., March 24. The German car left here at 7 this morning. Tho car tied up hero last night, Captan Koppen being unable to pass over U:a mountains In the darkncs NEWS NOTES FROM WASHBURN (From Tuesday's Dull. I Washburn, Texas, March lit. J. 11. Grimes has announced for ru ulecilon to the office of tax usscssor. W, A. Wilson announces for re election to tho oflicc of county at torney. Dick Wrenn of Amaiillo, hss been visiting his old Washburn friends re cently. George Junius has returned from a business visit to Kansas City. Frank Bishop Is quite sick at tho home of V. A. lllckox. His mother ban gone to attend him. Mrs. Frank Smith Is seriously 111. There was a vury enjoyable party at W. R. lrby's Saturday evening. Thomas Davidson is expecting his ulster from Missouri In a few days to spend the summer with hlin. Miss Nora Lynch of Claude, was visiting the Misses McFarland last week. Frank Smith's new residence Is nearly completed. Mr. JoneH from Ohio, has moved Into the Home house. Glen Durblu's school at Goren was closed Wednesday, the term havlue expired. He leaves tonight for a prolonged visit to Herring. Ohio. The Falrvlew school will cloe tomorrow, Mrs. Waggoner, the teacher, will then return to her old home In Missouri for a month's visit. Mr. Hallo way is now section fore man at Washburn, vice W. R. Mul- lins, resigned. The winter small train crops are progressing nicely, and new grass Is starting. EXCHANGE COMMENT. Japan of course, did not mind the jelling of tho steamer Maru Tutsu, since tiho was guilty as charged, but she wants It distinctly Impressed upon the world that her flag must not be Insulted. Roswell Dally Re cord. John W. Gates and el.on Locke stirred things up at Port Arthur the other night on the Intercoastal canal proposition. Gates stated that Port Arthur would put up one-third or the money necessary to dig the canal from the Mermentau to the Sabine and Locke stated that Lake Charles had already pledged $110,000 to the work. That looks like business, sure enough, and It should be 'but a mat ter or a few months until barges are traversing that waterway. Orange Leader. To cure some men of drunken ness it has been found necessary in some towns to make tho fine after the second offense very large. As long as the fine is small the wife or some member or tho ramlly pays it, and the court informs the wife or other person that the culprit ought to bear the burden and that If there Is another offense, the flno will be $100. This the woman Is unable to pay, and the man knows he will have to work It out. And the jail sentence or the threat of it is enough. It is a wonderful temperance argu ment. The same policy is being pur sued lu the niatter of vagrants, and It Is said that there Is a tendency to hunt for work, a surprising amount of it among fellows who never had been known to work before. The Ready Pistol Once More. No intelligent Chicagoan needed, perhaps, further Illustrations or ob ject lessons with reference to the need of really effective control of the sale of deadly weapons, effective enforcement of the laws and ordi nances governing the sale and pos session of such weapons, and deter rent punishment of violators of these laws and ordinances. Unfortunately, the conditions that confront us are such that we are In danger of hav ing Btartling and tragic object les sons whether we need them or not. The murder on tbe South Side "L" on Tuesday evening must be attributed to the "ready revolver." Under proper laws and a strict en forcement of them the youth Starr could not have had the deadly wea pon in his pocket at the time or the tragedy. Ho is uot one or those who should be lleengcd by the authorities to own or carry weapons. The ordi nance now pending lu tho city council la designed, among other things, to prevent Just such persons, who are apt to becomo "wild" and Irresponsi ble and to endanger the lives or In nocent persons, from handling and carrying revolvers. Let aldermeB who are disposed to weuken the ordinance oy amend ment ask themselves if they would like to have on their conscience such a murder and panic as that of Tues day evening. And let Judges and officers of tho law ask themselves If they have dono and are now do ing everything In their power to rid the city of tho fntnl dangers of the ready pistol. Chicago Record. In tills civilized com it try a man with a reasonable amount of common setiHc has lit 1 1 o use for a gun and tho man without a reasonable amount has no business with a gun. I t I AM tfktl Great excitement was created In the city Monday night at 8 o'clock whcn word wus phoned In town that natural gas hud been struck out at the oil well three miles nortbeaHt of town. Mr, Gllman phoned in town that natural gas had been struck in the well at a depth of ninety feot, i'litit they would go On through the conlty and stop it In a short time, and within twenty minute, after this message came to town about thirty or forty people were on their way out to the well in order not to be behind the excitement. It Is aD actual fact that a big amount of gas bus been struck in the well as the continuous roar could be heard 300 or 400 yards and the scent or the gas proved that It was there. There Is now ro mistake about us striking a mineral here that will be worth millions ot dollars as where natural gas is found there is always oil or coal found, but there Is no una In 'becoming excited over this as we have always believed that there was some kind of valuable mineral under the soil around here. The well Is still being put dow n and work is going on day and night with hopes of completion within thirty days and we will know what we have. Mo bcetle Standard. The navy Jg always over the 'ire. At home it is roasted and abroad It Is toasttd. Cbannlng Courier. You have probably noticed that an heiress never rinds It necessary to take advantage or the leap year priv ilege. Channlng Courier. Tho Michigan man who tried to stop his earthly career by eating axle grease made a failure. The wheels only went around the faater. Ex. There Is no use worrying about what other people think of you. Most of them think mainly about them selves, just tho same as you do. . Roswell Record. Because hogs have been selling at a very low prlco is no reason why hog growers should become discour aged. Owing to unprecedented mar keting duo to the money stringency and the high priced feed, hogs are now In lighter supply throughout the country, and the upward trend In prices must come soon. Stockman and Farmer, A lady in an adjoining town spied what she supposed to be her pet kit ten In the cistern making a terrible ado. Her love for the pet made her determined to rescue it at all hax ards. She applied a rake but all to no use, so In she Jumped when the water came to her neck. Shortly after her husband arrived, fished her out and discovered the kitten on the roof while its shadow was reflected In the water. Pampa News. The Chicago university has added a course in farming and farm man agement. This is interesting because the Chicago university is a large and powerful school. Did Its manage ment find that the colleges giving practical as well as literary aud sci entific courses, were taking away students or because of the awakened sense In the Middle West that book farming really means something? Mr. Rockefeller has endowed tho Chicago university with rare facili ties for the advancement of learning, and the progress In the new branch will be worth watching. Fort Worth Telegram. Which Is Worse. An interesting Incident occurred In a New York court the other dav, when the presiding Justice not only severely lectured a jury for deciding a cac on tbe flip of a coin but fined each Juror $50 besides. It was all done solmenly, as befitted the Im portance of an occasion desiened to einnhaslze the malestv of the law, which had been manifestly outraged, or nt 1est brought Into disrepute, tli ron eh this flinnancv, so to sneak, of the twelve ennd men and trite. But not verv lone aeo two prave and reverened senator of the United States stood in the office of tbe President or tho United States, and by the toss of a coin decided a num ber of appointment to high official position 1n f tn" astern states. A few weeks later the length of the terms of the two United States sen ators from tho new state of Oklaho ma was settled by the same kind ot appeal to chance. But nobody got fined for these kind of practices, which have been made respectable by long custom, although a custom which thoughtful people must always regard as juoro honored lu the breach than In the observance. It will piunle these same thought ful people to say which Is more rep rehensible, th tossing of a coin to decide grave questions of public ser vice or the tossing of a coin to de cide a Jury's verdict, There can be no sound argument In support of reaching serdlcts in this way, but In th presence of such Illustrious pre cedent some jurors may be expected to feel a degree of loosening of the bonds of obligation and a degree of lessening of their sense of solemnity lu performing; the suered duty im posed on them. The principle Is the same In all such rases, and the prin ciple Is wrong 1n all of them. HI Paso News. CHRISTIAN SCIEN TISTS IN NEW HALL (Fropt Tuesday's Daily.) To the Dally Panhandle: Gentlemen, knowing that you arc always glad to note any progress in tho religious, social or Industrial af fairs of Amarlllo, I am sure you will bo glad to noto that another place of rellglouB worship Is added. Yes terday the local society or Christian Scientists opened a public reading room in the new Wayland building, corner Fourth and Taylor streets, up stairs next door to the Amarlllo bus iness college This room will be kept open three afternoons in the week , trom 2 to 5 o'clock and every night rrom 3 to 9:30. The public are cor dially invited to call and read or get reading matter. Christian Science has passed two stages, one or discredit and one of pitying charity. Few are so blinded by prejudice or otherwise that they do not know of Its great progress. Forty years ago there was only one Christian Scientist, Rev. Mary Baker G. Eddy, Its discoverer and founder, today there are more than 43,000 members of the mother church alone and many thousand members of branch churches. Twenty years ago there was less than half a dozen churches today there are more than a thousand, ranging from the mag nificent, temple 'built in Boston, and said to be the finest church building in America, to the small churches In towns and villages. Twenty years ago there were no Christinn Scien tists outside the large cities of tho United States, today they are in ev ery corner of the globe. Now Mr. Editor, It is Just possible that gome of this vast host have been hysterical and deluded, but it is hardly possible for all of them to be either foolish or crazy. The many stories that are told afcout what Scientists believe and do, how they conduct their meetings, etc., can easi ly be verified or discredited, by any one who Is Interested, by attending either the Sunday or Wednesday evening services In the new hall. Everybody is cordially invited and welcome to come It makes no dif ference what their motive may be. ONE OF THEM. V. M. Shnughnessy for Mayor. F. M. Shaughnessy, who was an nounced yesterday as candidate for the office of mayor or Amarlllo, Is now closing his second term as al derman and his friends point with assurance to the record he has made as ono of the administrators of the city's affairs. During the time In which Mr. Shaughnessy has served, tbe city as alderman, Amaiillo has grown from a town of two or three thousand to her present proportions as a city of more than state wide prominence, and the close working knowledge or tho needs or the grow ing city which he has acquired from this experience will be of immediate use to blm should the voters see fit to giro him first place In the city's government. Mr. Shaughnessy came here In the employ of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway Co. and was at the union I station until last year. He has made rortunate Investments or his capital here and he is at present devoting his attention to his real estate hold ings here. He with his ramlly lives on North Pierce street. As a citizen of Amarlllo whose Interests are for the best lntoresta of the entire city he Invites the support of voters In tho election on April 7 and he pledges, If elected, active and rurerul attention to the work of safeguarding and promoting the In terests of the city and In maintain ing the government or the city. 45. W. Raker for Alderman, G. W. Bakor whose announcement appeared yesterday lor the office of alderman of tho city of Ainatillo. U a representative of the small army or trainmen who, with their famHlo. are uolplngto make Amarlllo a city, and whose payroll Is such an Import ant item In tho resources or tho city. Mr. Baker U a conductor on the Pe cos Valley lines auj has now made Auiarlllo his home for several years. He has always taken an uctlve Inter est, lu the public affairs of the city and of tho country and has given problems of public service much study. He announces for the office of nldermnn at tho request of many of his friends who believe that his (knowledge of tbe conditions and of I methods will enable him to assist In an economical and advantageous ad ministration of tho city's business. Ho accordingly asks the considera tion and support of tho voters at the election April 7, 1. H. Sii'wnld for Alderman. P. H. Seewald, whose candidacy for the offlcoof nldermnn Is announc ed today, Is well known to citizens of Amarlllo and the surrounding coun try as a business man but as a can didate ho is a decidedly newcomer. He has now lived in Amarlllo for nbout twelve years and he and his family have been Intimately con nected with the life of the city. As proprietor of the oldest and largeet Jewelry store In the Tanhandle. he has built up one of the most sue. cessful business houses of Amarlllo and his friends are confident that the same degree of Judgment and careful attention which has made him succeed in his business will make blm of value to the city as an alder man. He does not Intend to push his candidacy by an active campaign of electioneering but he pledges the faithful performance of his duties If elected and accordingly Invites the support of the voters at the election April 7. Over in northern Missouri when a young fellow has a "hct girl'' they say he has one "treed." In speaking of nature-faking a western paper expresses surprise that no one has attacked the spell ing bee, A real monkey Is to be the guest of honor at a theater party In which Chicago society folks will participate. Pity the poor monkey. A Pennsylvania Judge has decided that election whiskey is not a bribe. It will have to be admitted that most election whiskey is not. Messrs. Onion and Peel are candi dates for the Texas legislature. It goes without saying that they are putting up a strong campaign. , It Is probably true that there are thousands of men who never spoke a cross word to their wives. There are a lot of single men in the world. A Chicago woman who confesses to fifty burglaries says she always left a little money for her victims. Would that wives were equally con siderate. The railroads and large manufac turers are storing immense quantities of coal in anticipation of a prolonged miners' strike. Several of the latter have as much as 40,000 tons lu re serve. The shut-down in production Is expected to occur at the end or the present month. .It Is staled on authority that the speculators who cornered tho appl market the past ee'ason have got stung $2,000,000 worth. The retail ers, wht?n they saw what was being done to them, simply refused to buy, and the fruit remains on their hands. Tbe speculators will look In vain for sympathy from any quarter. Japan has done what many people wished It would do. It has Invited the American fleet to call at ono of iu ports during its voyage around the world. Jt has given the United States a chance to prove its friendli ness and go there once again 88 It did years ago. The Invitations should he accepted by all means. It wjll not do to offend Japan, but If the in vitation is accepted, the, Americans Bhould have a care. Let them re member Port Arthur, lot them re member the Maine. :m.m. M A. .