Thursday, January 13, 1927

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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - January 13, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THE WHITHER WEST ThwjNlay COM cloudy rain in MOW in north colder Friday net so Volume THURSDAY JANUARY NUMBER i Of Ferguson Appointees Up To Hostile Committee KELLOGG REVEALS EVIDENCE OF BOLSHEVIK THREATS Secretary Lays Cards On Table in Defense Of United States Policy In By The Associated Press Documentary evidence of why the government is concerned the spectre of a Mexican fostered Bolshevist hegemony intervening between the United States and the Panama Canal was laid before the public to day by Secretary Kellogg through the medium of a state ment to the foreign relations committee of the Quotes Soviet Extensive quotations from de clarations by Soviet leaders in resolutions adopted by the Communist party in the United States and Mexico proceed ings of the executive committee of the Communist Internationale and the Red all pro claiming and Latin American be bases from which an attack is to be led on the imperialistic United com posed the principal part of Sec retary Kelioggs Borah Adamant After a session of the foreign relations committee that was so prolonged that it necessitated a and after having heard the secretarys the only comment by chairman who has taken issue with the govern ments was that had been presented with which he vas not already Senator FarmerLabor of Min declared he had heard nothing which in his opinion justi lied the governments course in Senator Repub of New said few members of the committee had not impressed by secretary s and Senator been KellogE it had confirmed his belief that the government wag acting wisely and consistently in the Xicaraguan Wins Johnson Over Senator Republican of not often counted among administration announced that he would support President Coolidges Nicaraguan While the senate committee was hearing Secretary Kellogg the lieuse foreign affairs committee conducting hearing on a batch of resolutions designed to bring out information of the Latin American The discussion prolonged and at times resulted in no The activities and plans of the Anierican Communists as regards Charlie Chaplin Arrives In Chicago Too Terrible He Murmurs By The Associated Press x terrible for words repeated Charlie over and over concerning the suit of his Lita Grey as the film comedian stepped from a Santa Fe train at the Dearborn station here to He said little and murmured those words several Almost all of the passengers alighted before he Chaplin had evaded all re porters in Los Angeles as he was leaving and made a palpable attempt to evade them on his ar rival The the train on which he pulled in on but the comedian did not get off at Spied by Crowd As the train was about to back out of the station for its trip to the head gray hat pulled low over his and preceded by his Japanese secretary ambled down through the train Suddenly a cry arose Theres Charley its there he The confronted by the tried to essay a but his old time carefree demeanor could not be Instead of a beaming the reporters and a crowd that gathered saw one lined with a sober almost austere face in which troubles given a sentence in the penitentiary by a jury in district court Monday on a plea of guilty to a charge of violat ing the prohibition will not be sentenced until after Mi riam Ferguson is replaced by Dan Moody as district judge of the court said last The declaration was made In re ply to a query as to whether the TfilPLESUSfEi IESSEE plainly Not Now Please Chaplin greeted the newspaper men without In an swer tc a fusilade of he only sighed and said Not not Please Its simply terrible Too terrible for words And he kept repeating the same words over and over There had been a report that Chaplin was to go to the Edge water Gulf Hotel down in Miss issippi to see Will director of all to explain to of the to Grey ChaplinV Hays his side talk of Lita But the comedian declared that he was positively and emphati cally not on his way Lo Mississ ippi to see Will Hays or anyone else at the present I am See Page 4 See Page 4 Discrepancy In Road Contract Figures Probed Bv The Associated Press Investigation into the discrepancy the figures quoted by the state highway department Satur day as representing the amount of contracts proposed to let iander an agreement with the at iorney generals department and the of contracts actually Monday has been started by the latter it was an Jiounced Wednesday The called for contracts while total amounted Contracts let by the highway were for work in Montague and Wise Confederate Veteran Is Buried At Austin p Funer al was held here Wednesday for Judge Dlllard of Confederate veteran and former county Jurtgo of Harrison died late yesterday at the Con Low Temperature Today Is Forecast By Weather Man Midwinter promised for today by theweather showed up as had been A blustery norther which struck last night sent the mercury tumb ling Temperatures ranging from 20 to 30 and possibly were in prospect for meterologist at the United States weather bureau said last He issued a bulletin forecasting that the mercury would drop degrees or The thermometer stood at 58 degrees at 7 last night and had to 51 degrees two hours Green He indicated that it was strongly possible the temperature would fall tu around 20 degrees A sharp shower preceded the precipitation was very George Hassell Sentenced to Die On February 25 By The Associated Press George confessed slayer of his wife and eight this afternoon was sentenced by Judge Tatum to die in the electric chair on February He received the sentence without show of emotion Hassell was convicted early to day of themurder of his eldest stepson and Has ExOfficer Runs Amuck Kills Two Women And Youth In Crowd In Front Ot By The Associated Presp JEFFERSON Josie her Jessie Howard and Dibbrell student at CarsonNewman Col lege and a star of Its football team for the past three were shot to death here late today and tonight by John former deputy sheriff of Jefferson A fourth per son was Howard and her daughter were shot in their where Johnson was a during an argument over an old domestic trouble between the younger wo man and the former Johnson shot joth women through the using a death following in each instance in a shorf The deputy left the Howard home with threats to shoot any or all who attempted to take proceeded to his own about a half mile beyond this and there barricaded Crowds gathered about the dwell ing late in the afternoon and to but pending the arrival of officers in force no effort has been made to storm the Shortly after oclock to Johnson appeared at an upper window of the house and opened fire into a crowd with his Hicks fell with a fatal wound in the Calls for assistance were broad cast to nearby Sheriff Northern of Jefferson came here from Dandridge and marshalled all of his Sheriff Walter Anderson of Knox county with eight deputies made the run here in an hour and a number of police officers arrived from Xorristown to aid Johnston declared to those he admitted into his home tonight that he would not be taken that his time had not come and that there were three other ene mies whom he must settle with be fore dath The chief of police of Jefferson City visited Johnston but he was forced to disarm before entering the dwell A Knoxville official has re quested Governor Austin Peay to send national guardsmen here to affect Johnstons same policy as that adopted by sev eral other district judges in Texas would be followed Judges McCrorry and William Anderson or the San Antonio courts announced Tuesday that they would not sentence persons convicted In their courts while Ferguson is in a position to issue Decided to Wait Kerns was tried Judge Ely said last 1 de cided when he was convicted that I would not sentence him to the penitentiary until after Fer guson goes out next week as gov who operated a filling station on the AbilenePotosi was granted a pardon January 6 by Governor having been convicted and given a threeyear sentence in on a liquor He was arrested January 6 on an indictment return ed that day by the grand jury which charged him with violating the prohibit n Several other persons1 have been convicted by juries in district court this Judge Ely stated he would not hold up sentence of these but possibly would pronounce it at an All of themarojtriendless and without Judge Ely I doubt if pardons would be issued to By The Associated Press the ripple created yesterday by the Bexar district court officials wid ened and evoked emulation and ad miring comment in other parts of the Governor Miriam Fer guson struck back at their state ment that they would sentence no more prisoners until she leaves her She characterized all who criticize her pardon record as and criticized Judge one of the Bexar county in In a statement issued the governor declared that the pardon of Austin com plained of by District Attorney Chambers of San was recommended by the entire jury and by Judge Anderson Judge Anderson of Bexar and that Chambers himself had writ ten letter to the governor stat ing that he had no objection to the granting of a certain Governor Ferguson criticized the granting of bond by Judge McCrory to Dan an escaped convict from and laid her pardon record before the people for Its Dispatches from Houston stated that Harris county court officials probably will not sentence persons convicted of felonies until Gov ernor Fergusons tenure and others from Lubbock quoted Judge Clark Millican as endorsing the Bexar county officials In their BIZZELL IS REPORTED IMPROVED By The Associated Press OKLAHOMA president 01 the University of who was brought from Norman to a local hospital late today suffering with was reported oy hospital attendants not to be In a dangerous They said he was not expected to remain in the hospital more than a day or Bizzell had been afflicted by the malady since Tuesday SENATE BODY TO CONSIDER NAMESTODAY Delay Until Inauguration Of Dan Moody Had Been Looked For By The Associated Press Jan The fate of Governor Miriam Fergusons recess appoint ees hinged Wednesday on the report of aplainly hostile sen ate which is sched uled to meet Thursday morn Hall of chairman of the committee on governors Wednesday after noon announced that he had called a meeting of the com mittee to consider the appoint Belay Was Expected Ibis action came as a as several members of the com mittee who frill oppose confirmation admitted they expected a delay in be report until Governorelect Dan Moody is By this the appointees would have no opportunity to be confirmed because Moodys list Ov appointments replace Love of DaKaa said before Hall the that his wouldnt oe surprised if the committee should not inset until Moody has been sworn Friends of the Ferguson ad ministration admitted a de lay would not surprise The upper house had its first sharp tilt of the session Wed nesday when the governors nominees were Wlrtz of Seguin offered a resolution to force the committee on governors nominations to make a report Friday morning at 11 Hall moved to table the amend ment and succeeded in so doing on ly after Lieutenant Governor Bar ry Miller had voted with Hall to break a 14 to 14 The stir which the disagreement over the time for the report of the committee caused was re garded as indicative of the im portance which both sides attach to AntiElement Lends It is believed virtually assured that the committee will report unfavorably on some of the nomi notably the state highway as the antiFer guson element Governor Fergusons highway commissioners are Chairman Eu gene Smith of San Antonio George Meridian and Scott Fort Two bills were introduced in the afternoon one by McFarlane of Graham authoriz ing the Wichita Falls and South ern the Wichita Falls Southern Railway Company and the Ranger and Port Worth line to and the other by Floyd of relating to the compensation of county By The Associated Press house of the fortieth after lagging far behind the senate in getting got its ma chinery in motion today and re ceived 26 bills to be considered by committees not yet appointed by Speaker L Among these measures were two providing respectively for the con centration of the Texas prison sys tem in Central and an en abling act designed to put into ef fect the constitutional amendment See Page 4 Hell Tinker Wales Teeth Philadelphia Bureau Paul Kamsay of Philadel will be partly Responsible of Wales teethV He has beed ap pointed assistant to Victor trie princes and has sailed for Hearing Recessed In Ambush Case By The Associated Press a short session this the preliminary hearing of the eight Willacy county offi who are charged with re sponsibility for the deaths of five Mexicans near here last was recessed until Thursday morn ing at 10 oclock by Judge who said that he was County Attorney Roger Rob District Attorney George and Teresa kins woman of ono of the slain were put on tho witness It was the third time Teresa Nunez testified during the The three witnesses said that they knew of no charges filed against Tomas Nunez and the other men killod following the depths of two Ray mondville officers shortly before the five men met The two officers were shot from ambush In the Raymondvillo Mexican quarter the night of September Jury In Barnes Case Discharged Jury In the case of Cleve and Luke charged with killing Policeman Daniels at Ran was unable to agree and was discharged in district court here Given Year In Prison For Possessing Home Brew By The Associated Press MOUNT jan first conviction in this judicial district for possession ef home brew was returned a gainst Thomas Hodge here to He was sentenced to one lyear in the Bridge Game Here Produces the Perfect Trumps after the jury had lew than two de They say It happens only once in or some such incredible number a thirteentrump hand at It has hap pened three times in the past however once in again in New York and on Monday in French Robertson was the lucky holder of this per fect It was in a fourhanded game at the home of and Henry James on North Second The players were Robertson and paired against Miss Isabel Hardin and Jr vln Miss Long dealt and Hall bid a Robertson glanced at his loked gulped and then very a Miss Hardin pried her partners bid to two dia The bid rapidly Hall finally stopping at five diamonds after being raised in spades each time by At the five spades bid Hall continued Hall smiled He looked for a for strong in diamonds and held three His Miss had the re maining the ace of dia and she promptly led Robertson as promptly trumped and led back with the deuce of Whatcher call that play with the deuce of your trump mocked Nobody followed suit asked Ilalt you dont mean to tell 113 youve got all tho spades There they answered Mn spreading out Hit WM feet hand all right the king and all The hand netted SP7 points for the for two extra tricks doubled and 100 for the grand 252 for 125 for and 90 for five honors in one After excitedly the per fect hand for a few play was and in the next game Miss Hardin and Kail trimmed Long and Robertson to the proverbial farothce TIL DF SfflEIfl By The Associated Press attorneys tonight indicated they would put only four witnesses on the stand to present their main case in the trial of Frank charged with slaying wealthy Fort Worth lum It also was stated they expected to begin the intro duction of testimony by tomorrow Three jurors had been selected tonight after five1 hours of bringing the total up to Five of these chosen The prosecution will attempt to show by these four witnesses that Chipps was slain as he was in ft position of retreating or departing from Norris of 5 The trial moved slowly along in district court here today with the tedious process of select ing a A a two a a a retired and a former sheriff tJbus far constitute the peers who will sit in judgment on the Fort Worth Baptist preacherj and evangelist who Is charged with Burglaries And Vice v le Morals De claring that the people of the United States despise the prohibi tion law and are not in sympathy with its characteriz ing the younger generation as hav ing broken dovrn the entre moral law and recommending that the grand jury asl tho city commis sion to tho poilce force in order to cope with the burglary Judge Clark Mulli can of the 72nd district court Mon day set off a bomb shell in his charge to tho newly empanelled county grand Judge Mullican much of tho of tho county to the of yet richqji k1 cUawn L advertis g of tho Hi blamed of it on and declared these should feel the weight of tho law as much as anyone else Prohibition and Courts He maclo the tartlin statement that if it were not for the prohibi tion his court would not have much to Wetake up most of our time trying prolaw or cases of men who drive automo biles while in a frenzied op who commit crimes while under tl influenco of bootleg He declared that he did not want the lav and that it must be but that with the best mincls of the up in Wash at a JQW to deal with the how can I tell you how to do it he The best we can hope to do is to keep boot legging put up or shut His chnrgo to the in was as follows It is the duty of the judge of the court to charge certain matters Sec LUBBOCK Page 10 SAX of a proposed nonstop flight over the South Polo were told here today by Richard E tho first man to soar over the North SkLi wih be placed on the he and the undertnking will renniro year and a half of The hop will bo 500 miles longer than the one he recently Two hnses will be the flier ind dugouts will be marie In the snjw where the party will live until the time comes for he dash to tin bottom oC the1 ot vflrswitness be Judge Bave Shannon Fortf who hold the inquest Chipps ami who will testify as to facts adduced by the Phillips of Fort who embalmed Chipps will of the location of three bullet The other one a police will give similar testimony An attempt will bej made to show that Chipps was turned partly from Norrisj when he was and that he ono hand in the Majority Had Opinions The first eight Jurors are former sheriff laborer laborer Walter dairyman Will retired butchor blacksmith all The lawyers worked down thoj list to the 61st vcnireman to obtain these cicrht cood men and whom tlvy boHeveil qualified in every respect to give their side fair nnrt impartial Tho majority I these 01 were excused because they had Thj state had exercised eight of itsf 15 peremptory challenges and defense Prosecution attorneys explained that most of the venire men whom they considered desirable for their side were well up on tho list nrul that they would need fewer challenges as Both Sides Salteiied Both tides said they werey eminently satisfied with the jurors thu far Several vcnircmon were excused because they had conscientious scruples against the doath One general agent for an insurance was removed by the challenge tho challenge bei ig to tho a who said had been a member of the Ku Klux was removed the Frank John son said he had heard Norris preach over tho radio and had formed an He was A country King gave the court its most interesting moments of tlo He was to be discharged by ths rause he expressed scruples cihou civing th death when Atrtney Marvin Simpson for tho defense developed that Kin not want to sit on tho jurv he was afraid his idea Salm Separation Suit Is Settled NEW New York American says that Count SnlmH separation suit against his Countess MllHccnt liopers Standard oil has KCltied out of TheAmerican says tlie will receive from his1 wifes Colonel Henry See 7 OM Mexican Federal Troops Ambushed By Insurrectos By Universal Service EL fodtral of men was ambushed and ten troop ers killed by an insurrccto force by a chief named Gonaalfs in western accord ing ti a report received here El Din bordon of the Catholic revo lutionary tftiock tho insurrectoa mad 3 foray fur north am riorchisj loans arid seizins and