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Abilene Morning Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 13, 1927, Abilene, Texas THE ABILENE MORNING Price 5 Cents ABILENE TEXAS SUNDAY MORNING FEBRUARY 13 FORTY-FOUR PAGES NUMBER Hi SIGNE i Ginner Near Death After Downtown GENEVA CONFERENCE BELIEVED ASSURED mm IT District Attorney Leaves To Conduct An Investigation Both Have Families Special to The News RULE Texas Feb 12 While a typical Saturday night crowd looked on J A Lisle 55 girt operator and cotton buyer was shot and probably fatally wounded in a town shooting here early night H F Favers an oil mill worker was arrested shortly afterward at a rerival meeting tent in connection with the shooting Attorney Expected Clem Calhoun district attorney expected to arrive here late tonight from Hamilton to conduct an investigation Only one sliot was fired ing to bystanders Immediately after the shooting Favors ran to a tent a few blocks away where a revival was in progress He had seated the gathering when officers Lisle is bullet wound in the right chest The missile came out just above the left hip Family Troubles Rule officers said that family troubles had caused the shooting They were reluctant to discuss the nature of the troubles until after the arrival of the district attorney Lisle is married and has three children Pavers has a wife and four children held little hope for the recovery of the wounded man here late tonight I Ravens On Wires R Telephone Service MIDLAND Texas Feb Transcontinental telephone service between Chicago and Los Angeles is being made almost impossible at night by a large flock of ravens roosting on the lines ten miles of Midland It has become necessary to have men armed with shotguns posted along the line every night to frighten the ravens R E Whalen chief testboard American Telephone and Telegraph Company at Pecos called on H L Atkins Jr county agent at Mid- land to devise a means of ing the pests and shelled corn poisoned with strychnine will be put in boxes nailed to on the telephone poles Brownfield Man Is Acquitted Of Murder Charge Feb 12 A verdict of not guilty was returned here morning by a jury in district court in the case of Roy charged with murder In con- with the death of his wife The case was given to the jury at 6 o'clock Friday evening Mrs Rose died of shot gun wounds more than three years ago Rose reported to police that the shooting was accidental and a verdict of accidental death was returned However of- continued the investigation and later an indictment was re- turned The case had been put over three terms of court because of in- ability lo locate a purported eye witness Mrs Returns From Convention Of Sheriffs Mrs H T wife the Taylor county and her son and daughter Faye and Ray Mrs Oras ef the ford county sheriff Judge S Long Mrs Jennings and daughter have returned from the meeting of the Texas AMO elation at waa A convention In Oklahoma Sheriff Adds Third Escape From Slain By Officer Jail Okla Feb 12 Akins alleged slayer of an Okmulgee boy who escaped the OKmulgee county jail January 31 and who was tonight being ed to this city from Missouri was shot and almost instantly by Sheriff John sell a mile north of Okmulgee Akins was shot as he ran from the sheriff having leaped from car during a rain storm Snow and a light rain com- the party to stop to clear the windshield of Sheriff Russell's car It was during one of these stops that Akins leaped from the car and ran Akins was the third roan to be killed by Sheriff Russell within a year He killed Ben and another white man at the same time last summer and was exonerated by a jury and later district court trial OUSTED STATE SOLONS START ON Moore Claims Proceedings Were Frame-Up To Beat The Associated BONHAM Texas Feb A Dale deposed this week by the houes of representatives on a charge of accepting a bribe ed his campaign for re-election to the house here Saturday He said he had no doubt that he would be seated if re-elected and there was no case on record of a man being refused a seat in such circum- stances COOPER Texas Feb ing his campaign for re-election H H Moore whose colleagues in the legislature voted him out of a seat in the house of representatives because he had been charged with bribe taking epoke in the court room here Saturday He reviewed the evidence of the legislative hearing which preceded his ousting and that he had been the victim of a framed up plot which he said had been planned in order to defeat the crude oil production tax which he had introduced This if enacted into law would produce in taxes for the schools he said n R Forty-One Are Sent To Court After Melee On Harvard Square lice Squads Called Out By The Associated Press CAMBRIDGE Mass Feb The Cambridge police and Texan Killed Speeding To By The Associates Press LAREDO Texas Feb Speeding to the bedside of a sick relative Josefa Padilla 16 was killed on the outskirts of the city last night when a truck in which was riding overturned By The Associated V ress BROWNVILLE Texas Feb 12 Jordan 24 was killed in- stantly last night when his car struck a large passenger bus on the highway between Mission and Allen The driver of the buu was injured by flying glass and the bus was forced into the ditch None of the passengers were Injured cost tonight while the courts and university officials withheld de- on a midnight vaudeville show which for no reason at all became a riot in Harvard Square early today and sent seven to and 41 to court The casualties were not severe and had been reduced tonight to aching heads and bruised bodies spoke of the melee which called out all their night re- as not one of and lower than is usual in such cases was allowed Undergraduates however blamed the police for ing what was originally a rough and noisy demonstration into combat The police today blame the late stag smoker in the theatre bordering the Jon beating the student spirit It was at close of the vaudeville ance which had been subjected to some interruptions by the audience that the trouble started man James Pryor attempted a quiet dispersal of the crowd He was although apparently good naturedly handled A patrol wagon rescued him and then patrols loaded with the reserves of four stations descended on the square The students say it was at this point that Arthur E French Jr of Winchester president of the senior class and the football player who saved the day for Harvard in he last game against Dartmouth mounted a taxicab and tried to calm the students They also say he was unceremoniously arrested and that it was this as much as anything which turned the crowd from fun to serious opposition to the police Police clubs opposed student fists and at times the latter had the better of it The patrol wagons were used as tanks to break up the milling mob into sections which the police beat back toward the gates of the yard Baptist Campaign Started In State By The Associated Press DALLAS Texas Feb al subscriptions to the sought in the Texas Baptist con- quest campaign will start out the state tomorrow A pre- liminary campaign of rallies in every district of the state has been in progress for months These meetings were addressed by tors George W Truett of Dallas and L R Scarborough of Fort Worth Dr Truett is director of the campaign One Man Hurt In Auto Collision At Oak Street One man was slightly injured two cars damaged and a visible gas stand demolished In an auto- mobile collision yesterday at Sixth and Oak streets George Crutcher sustained a cut on the wrist Ray Holmes driver of the other car was uninjured FIVE POWERS ARE SCHEDULED TO BEET FOR DEBATE Japan Slated To Accept American Proposal Without vation England's Acceptance Highly Probable France Is Reticent By The Associated Press WASHINGTON Feb five power negotiation at Geneva for limiting construction of auxiliary naval craft is re- here as virtually assured Japan will accept the American invitation for such a con- ference without reservation France is formulating an in principle coupled with very serious reserves British acceptance is clearly foreshadowed and Italy alone is unheard from Officials see little reason to she too will concur in the als made by President Acceptance of the proposal to negotiate however by no means power treaty to limit cruisers destroyers ana submarines win Airplane Carrying result International problems of ex- treme difficulty remain to be over- come Whether President in the event of failure of the five power plan of Geneva would revert to the informal Japanese gestion for a tonnage as between Great Britain the States and Japan no official will predict It was said flatly today however that DAKOTA AUTHORITIES PROBE EVIL WOMAN TIED TO BED By The Associated Press BRIDGEWATER S D Feb 12 case of Mrs H Wollman of Dolton who was tied to a bed for three days while members of a religious sect made efforts to pray the evil spirit out of her body was under Investigation of Cook county authorities today Mrs Wollman rescued by a committee of local business men who had her placed under attention had been without food for G H of Mid found her to bt under the Influence of hypnotism The woman Is 33 years old Sheriff J C Hendricks of Salem came here today to investigate whether there was sufficient for legal action the sect According to State's Attorney of ty legal action depends on the out- come cf Mrs condition The Rev A B Crouch Mitchell a representative of the United Society of will be WOMAN Page proposal now under and that no decision as to the future could be made In the light of developments at Geneva Staff Necessary The house foreign affairs com- the tration request for to pay expenses of continued with the Geneva dis- armament conference Should the naval plias be ed by the in time It appears probable that additional appropriations will be asked be- cause and technl al staffs will be A movement developed In the committee to attach to the lation a clause designed to the American auxiliary ship tion on the agenda being formulated by the preparatory con- ference for the prospective general disarmament conference plated by the league of nations But the plan was abandoned Letter A letter from Secretary Kellogg presented fcy Porter of the the ad- to continue See GENEVA PEACE Page 2 Traveling Men The Traveling Men's Club of Abilene Is making plans for a monster celebration March 15 when it is expected that 500 sons will be present The clubs of adjoining towns will be Invited to attend Details have not yet been worked out However initial plans will be announced at ths regular meeting of the club nest day evening at o'clock In the Grace dining room Every member of the club has been urged by the president to attend the Saturday meeting Salvation Army Man Gives Lecture Here Major E E Agnew of the tion Army Dallas delivered an illustrated lecture last night the city hall on The Life of Christ He also talked on Salvation Army principles He was assisted by Captain E R Baldy also of Dallas The lecture showed numerous scenes in Uie life of Christ and was received with close attention by the audience Rep A E Stevens Of Ohio Is Dead By The Associated Press CINCINNATI Feb gressman A E Stevens 65 of the Ohio district died after a long Illness at his at North Ohio today Is Rushed To Aid Of Dying Man Efforts of fellow workmen and a local undertaker who employed an airplane to carry a pulmotor to the dying to save the life 28 year-old Wast Texas Utilities Company electrician who died Saturday afternoon of shocks re- when he came In contact with wire at Trent Whiteford was one Of a crew of men engaged in building a new The accident Prone at Trent occurred it 1 p m sure treatment was applied for more than four hours by fellow workmen In response to SL sage from Trent the Funeral Home sent H S Culver to the scene with a pulmotor A ship of the Abilene Flying service piloted by L E Derryberry made the trip in 12 minutes but use o the apparatus did not revive the young man Funeral arrangements were to me made today He is survived by his wife of two months of Abilene and his parents who re- side in San Antonio ABILENE LAWYER IS CRITICALLY ILL Rev Willis P Gerhart was un- expectedly called to Spur this morning by the critical illness of W H K Snyder a member of the law firm of Scarborough and son Abilene Snyder went to Spur last week in the trial of a case and became with an abdominal trouble soon after reaching there Dallas Scarborough went to Spur to be with him He telegraphed Rev Gerhart to come to the side as physicians are dubious oi recovery Both Rev Gerhart and Mr Snyder are ates of the University of the South Sewanee Tennessee At the Episcopal church of which Rev Gerhart is the rector lay services will be held today at 11 a m and p m with the church school at a m The early communion will not be held Boy Bank Robber Given Prison Term By The Associated TOPEKA Kas Feb year-old bank robber today was sentenced to serve from one to 50 years in the state reformatory at The boy Dorrall Harris of ran robbed the State bank at Auburn February 1 with The night before he had held up a farmer and stolen automobile Harris used the car in his flight after the robbery Dr Truett Will Speak At Feb W Truett noted Texas Baptist divine will Olney Tuesday February 22 at 1.1 a m in the interest of the Conquest Campaign Ke will ne accompanied by Dr Lee R borough of Dallas That night men will r-t heard At The drive for Filibuster Is Feared By Proponents Should Re- lief Go Back To Senate By The Associated Press WASHINGTON Feb that a filibuster faces the farm relief if 1 Is sent back to the senate a program was agreed to by the house leaders today In an effort to put through the measure passed yesterday by the senate If the Is by the house without alteration It would go to President Coolidge immediately but If changed it must go to con- ference and to the senate for final approval where its friends feel a filibuster is certain to develop After a conference of the bill's supporters Rep Dickinson re- publican Iowa declared every fort to amend the senate would be vigorously opposed be- cause it was felt the condition of so little as a comma means the farm relief at this session The first step to carry out plan will be taken Monday Haugen of the ture committee appears before the committee to aak for ity for Its tinder in the house A house vote on such a step is likely and is expected to ascertain the strength of the In the face of efforts to put through the senate unchanged opponents measure It and announced they would put on the It is expected that both the rejected yesterday by the house and the proposal sponsored by tive Aswell democrat Louisiana will be offered as substitutes A final vote In the house te not ex- middle of next week By Universal Service WASHINGTON Feb hundred to one is a safe bet that President Coolidge will veto the farm relief It is a price-fixing device and smacks of government ism the president is understood to believe His speeches and state papers disclose that he is against such principles There are three features of STAHFORD APPOINTED OFFICIAL OF HEW FISHER JUDICIAL ARE A W R Chapman Clyde Grissom Haskell Are Named By Texas Governor Measure Provides For Dis- Transfer of Two Counties Taylor county was given a second district court and Jones and Fisher longer court sessions when Governor Moody signed the creating the 104th judicial district and appointed W K Chapman of Stamford judge and Clyde som of Haskell district attorney of the district to succeed Clem Calhoun who becomes attorney of the new district The 104th district is composed of Jones Fisher and Taylor counties The creating the tribunal provides that Jones and Fisher shall be taken from the district which now in- cludes only Haskell Stonewall Kent and Throckmorton ties Appointment It also provides that the attorney of the district shall serve iu that capacity for the new district necessitating appointment of an attorney for the district R Chapman who was endorsed by the bars of district and was unopposed for the appointment was tendered the i place late yesterday After j Ing over long distance telephone with Governor Moody he I cd from his home in Stamford that i he win be sworn in at Anson And term of court IP Roby the following I Monday February 21 He will i court hero March 21 He fa a former judge of district and served with distinction on tho Commission of Appeals serving the court Everyone has been very kind to mo and I appreciate said the judge Clyde Grissom of Haskell a brother of Hardy Grissom and J E Grissom owners of large de- stores in Abilene New District Named which passed the senate the and seem certain to go through the president's unyielding opposition hope of yielding a fair price for the farmer in both the foreign and domestic market President Coolidge has already condemned price-fixing as a gerous undertaking He believes also that the farmers unable to hold their own against a competing marketing agency backed by the government resources might and col- lapse LIQUOR IS SEIZED By Associated Texas Feb Sheriff Henry Eubanks and Con- stable Lee seized a car loaded with eighty five gallons of corn whiskey on the public square at Freestone county according to re- ports reaching Corsicana Saturday One arrest was made Judge W R Chapman ford who was appointed official of tho newly created 104th judicial district yesterday by ernor man Moody Toxan He was county attorney of Jonrs JIo later became a of the Commission of peals at Austin during the Neff administration Quanah snd other West Texas cities has accepted the post of at- torney of the district Clem Calhoun of Jones county is at- torney for Judge Chapman's courts Bruce Bryant is judge of the district Member of Firm Mr Grissom is a member of the law firm of Martin O'Neal and Grissom Wichita Falls having en the place in that firm made cant when James V Allred ed to seek election as attorney general He has been practicing law only five years and has an enviable reputation in his profession He Is a graduate of the University of Texas school Ben L Cox Abilene attorney and former legislator wrote the creating the new court With two district courts Taylor county will Party Enroute To Australia Passes Through Abilene Frank Reedy of Dallas known guide of touring parties passed through Abilene on the Sunshine Special last night with a 45 weeks of court each year party of 15 persons enroute to San instead of only ft TP Francisco for embarkation on a tour which will carry them to the Philippine and Fiji Islands Samoa Australia and other countries Reedy has conducted numerous parties of tourists to Mexico Yellowstone Park the Northwest i counties and is pre- sided over by Judge Milburn S who took office bst week succeeding W R Ely now a highway commissioner J R Black of Baird is attorney of tho 42nd district having just been pointed to fill the vacancy created when Judge Long resigned to lako Jones county will have 20 weeks annually whereas there are now only 13 weeks Fisher county's annual term will now be eight weeks rather than six The clerk of 42nd dis- court here will be clerk of tho 104th court The 42nd district is composed of Taylor Callahan and and other scenic sections in recent years Last summer was the twenty-seventh year he has headed a group visiting the Yellowstone Park WINS SLED DOG RACE By The WOLFEBORO N S Feb tne bench Leonard Seppala of Alaska today won the second annual points sled dog race when he Born in Georgia Judge W R Chapman was born near Macon March 23 ished the 44 mile run North Conway in NEGRO KERNED m ABOUT By The MICHIGAN CITY Ind Feb 12 a three to ten year prison sentence for grave robbery James H Coyner giant negro of four women in a trunk found yesterday a house at Ferndale Mich near Detroit tonight was indifferent to the Investigation of Michigan which had linked name with the case It waa reported that a man rambling Coyner had lived In the and came to Texas with lus parents locating in Bell county m He came to Abilene in and winter of and IS 89 was employed in the W K Early dairy near Abilene and has been in this section of Texas ever since He worked on a farm to earn his way In school finished his studies and qualified himself to teach He taught school for a few years while at the same timo studying law and was admitted to the bar District From 1898 to 1302 he served county attorney of Jones county Ho was in the private practice law from that time until f house under tho name of and the woman who owned the said she hnd seen reports of I of tho a grave robbery at Palestine Judicial District Ho Illinois linking a man of the of Her tenant she said had moved to Palestine Questioned at the prison by Warden E H Daley tho more than elx feet tall professed no of the four skulls although hft ia a prison term for opening a pravo and sco rorn slinks 4 vas elected for second term in but In March 1924 resigned Seo TAYLOR Page 4 The Weather WEST Sunday Monday fair colder
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