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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - January 28, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS TWWEATHER wtat wuwr in Volume FRIDAY JANUARY 1927 TEN Number COLEMAN MERCHA its Panhandle Lawlessness Is Flayed In Plea For New Court NINE OF 11N M CHARTER CHANGES ARE DEFEATED 200 CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOPS All ezeept one of the ten proposed amendments to the city charter were rejected by Abilene voters Only 832 half the qualified voting strength of the werecast Amendment providing for creation of tax not to exceed one and onehalf cents per valuation for ceme teries and is the only one that was The total vote at the Hall or South Side was At the Parish House or North Side box 366 ballots were The result of the voting at the box prevailed in the total vote for both 9 received a majority of 55 votes while all others were Majority For Some the Parish House ma jorities for 2f 6 and were Amendment 2 would have given the mayor authority tio change the specific duties of the four commissioners at any time he might see 5 would authorized an increase in the city secretarys salary from to j 6 would have provided for appointment of a qualified auditor to make an annual audit 6f the citys now dons by an auditing com mittee composed of two resident 9 was to create the cemetery tax Amendment which would have made the office of chief of police appointive rather than was rejected by the heav test majority of any of The total vote shows a majority of 305 against this 6 Is dose Amendment that for In creasing the city secretarys was rejected by the smallest ma providing for a change in the method of electing city school trustees wag beaten by Situation Still Is Acute As Armies March Upon City Hope To Avert By WHiXIAJt Universal Service Staff Correspondent orders were cent to American naval forces Jn China today to devote their whole attention to the protec tion of In so they will act in con cert with the forces of the British if The situation is still as the rival armies converge on Shanghai without any effective guarantees of protection of lives from either fac it was The statement of Senator urging that America withdraw war Prelates Are Preparing To Enter Or Go To Europe By GEORGE HIXMAN Universal Service Staff MEXICO hundred Catholic and including Archbishop Mora y Del head of the Eoman Catholic church in will leave for the United and other foreign coun tries within the next30 ac cording to reports in tonights their information was obtained from absolutely authen tic the newspapers maintained the exodus of Catholic clergy will begin In Febru ary and asserted the prelates are already preparing themselves for voyages L Satterwhite Proposes Second District Court At This Session Of By The Associated Press Charges that the Texas Pan handle contains one of the worst hell holes in the United were made from the y Del said1 he would first go to Rome and later would establish a residence in Many others the example of Bishop Diaz after expulsion from Mexico upon President Calles personal is now enroute to the United States via While individual prelates have denied the publicly at tributed to of voluntarily leaving the many persons are inclined to attach special sig nificance to persistent reports im pending the as indicat ing the authorities nesire to feel public opinion Snyobstavles in way or clerics who are leaving the ex cept those being on charges of seditious Tulsa Crossing Crash Kills Two ships and that all Americans leave 84 votes the 3maIIest ma China at once meets the approval jority against an of the state it was Refnse to Leave it was frankly would be a solution of the But it was pointed out there is no means just now available to evacu ate Americans scattered that for appointment of an auditor rather than an auditing was beaten by 94 The second heaviest rejection was chalked up against amendment which would have increased the mayors salary from a maxi throughout or even the concentrated in Be it was many Ameri cans have refused to consider leav ing China until forced to do so and are demanding that the American government give them every pro In the face of this it was the American naval forces will be compelled to meet the situ ation as best they Admiral commander in chief of the American is being given a free rein to meet the situ and it is assumed that the usual custom of acting in concert with the other foreign forces would be officials The state department was hope ful but by no means certain that Secretary of State Kelolggs state ment of policy would avert the Impending His flat offer to relinquish extraterritorial rights and to give China tariff and his expression of the hope that China would realize her ambition to become a sovereign powe should have a quieting of ficials He that it would he impossible for the United States to abrogate existing treaties until treaties guaranteeing the open door end protection for Americans could be he de could be negotiated only with a government actually repre sentative of mum of to This was defeated by 268 Amendment was beaten the third heaviest It would have increased the salary of the commissioners from per regular meeting to 100 Total For 9 The total vote for amendment the only one adopted was 349 majority the 10 proposed changes would have had these effects 1 To allow vacancies on the board of city commissioners tp be filled by a voteof the remain ing regardless of the time during the term at which the vacancy occurredAs the charter a special election must be held for this purpose unless the vacancy occurs within four months of the regular city 2 To allow the mayor to change any time the specific By The Associated Press railroad and bus line officials were making a thorough investigation to fix blame for the Tulsa tonight was giving thanks to a kind fate that possibly saved the lives of ten while two men were a woman and three children injured by a fast Missouri KansasTexas passenger train which demolished an Oklahoma Union Railway Company school bus here this Russell driver of the and extra bus were killed almost in The injured all have a fighting chance for although two are reported in a critical They are Ruby wife of Harlow vho was carried 200 yards on the engine and suffered a fractured injury to her head and severe cuts and She regained Representative Lee Satterwhite of Amarillo as he fought single handed for creation of the sec ond new Panhandle district court he has proposed in the fortieth Passed By House The house finally passed his bill to provide Potter county with a new civil court to relieve the con gestion he said was caused by riff raff population attracted by the oil Persons are being robbed and murdered in the Pan handle that the people of Texas know nothing abont Her Trick Caused Lover to Suicide consciousness at Famed Native of Is Dead In France Ky The Associated Press Edwin Theodore of noted American lled hero Interment will be in the English Edwin Dumblo was born in He was state geologist of Texas in consulting geo logist nnd manager of the oil nro PC riles Com pnn of fho Southern Pacific duties of the Under Sec Page 4 Jacob Head of Pasteur Dies Jacob died a local hospital Thursday after a days illness of double Wilhite was a nationally known authority on having devoted the greater part of his life to the Pasteur Institute of Tex which is located at Yvilhite was born In Travis county in 1875 received his degree from the University of Texas medi cal school at Galveston and served as an interne at the John Sealy hospital Ben Kirk and Wilhite founded the Pasteur institute here In and Wilhite was In charge until his Wllhlto made many important discoveries abeut hydo the Oklahoma hospital Wylnie niece of and hurt inter nally a 10 inch cut in the left muscles torn Ruth daughter of Pearl treated at the Oklahoma hospital for severe cuts and bruises in head and Allen son of and who suf fered slight concussion of the brain and The 10 children had been wait ing for the But just before it arived a woman stopped her auto at the curb and offered them a This automobile crossed the railroad tracks safely just in front of the ON SECREJ HUSSION By The Associated Press from were received today by the marines garrisoned at Puget Sound navy yard detaching half the garrison to leave the yard tonight under sealed The detach ment consists of 32 enlisted men and four He said the new civil to comprise the 10S Judicial will leave more time for the crim inal court to It involves reorganization of the 47th now composed of Arm strong and Randal The new district is formed by splitting the Potter county end into civil and criminal Satterwhite did not specify any exact location of the hell hole he referred Only a few days he got a bill through both houses to create the 107th Judicial district to be composed of Hutchinson and Hansford the oil boom Is in that district The bill was recalled from the governor today to have corrected a feature concerning appointment of new Satterwhites hell hole charge came when he was asked by other members why he is after so many new His reference to oil boom conditions was applied gen erally to those sections where the new districts are Id like to ask whether Satterwhite has any more court Representative Tom Deberry Satterwhite shot Letters From Imaginary Sweethearts Made Him Jealous Veda Bellefeuille longed to be loved like the heroines in story books are So the 19year old girl wrote letters to herself from imaginary suitors and showed them to her Charles As a re sult Elrodsbody was found In his hotel room the other It is believed that jealousy led him take TUSCOLA MAN KILLED WHEN CAR CRASHES John To Be Brought Here For Treatment William of was killed Instantly and John also of Tuscola was seriously injured Tuesday night In an automobile accident which occurred a mile and a half south of Buffalo who is believed to be suffering from internal Is to be brought to Abilene Friday for xray The body of Culpepper is at the KikerKnight funeral home here pending completion of funeral ar His parents are ex pected bo arrive The accident happened when the car which Culpepper was driv ing plunged over a 12foot embank The dead man was pinned His neck was extricated himself from the wrecked machine and made his way to a house about a mile The accident occurred shortly before but be cause of crippled telephone com munication an Abilene ambulance did not arrive until several hours a railroad Is survived by his his and John De Leon two Luther of Ive got a bill for an additional assistant district if the gentleman from Red River will come to Amarillo and visit sections out beyond the town he will come back here and vote for three new attorneys and a couple of more By The Associated Press porters of a new district court of civil to be the twelfth in for Wichita Falls and the nine North Texas counties sur rounding Wichita won a hotly contested victory on the house floor After more than an hours de the house engrossed MrFar lanes senate bill to create the Representative Daniels of Wich ita Loftin of Sto rey of Vernon and Jacks of Dallas put the bill Representative Petsch was the most vigorous charging that a new court would be added to too many with their three months The new district would take eev Eastern States Held In Grip of Bitter Cold Wave By The Associated Press NEW Crippled In the frigid fingers of the winters most bitter cold Eastern seaboard states today read j with apprehension forecasts of j continued Generally rising emperaturea Improved conditions during the lifting sub zero emperatures 10 to 20 In strong winds that caused damage during the night abated Little more snow was was the coldest spot during the night with an official temperature of 22 de grees below Unofficial read ings from New England Pennsylvania and New York State gave temperatures as low as 36 be Slight transportation and communication delays were report Man and beast suffered from the sharp decline from mild tempera In New York City four deaths were indirectly attributed to the cold Two a mother and were reported as having been caused by gas that leaked into a the windows of which had been plugged with Two men were found one huddled in a doorway and an other In a vacant In Boston Slaton Loyce DeLeon Etta DeLeon Riley Meeting of Fifth Division of Texas Legion Is Called of commander of the fifth division American Legion of com posed of districts 17 and today called a meeting of the division at February and sent a special invitation Special To The News operator of a filling station on Commercial Avenue was shot and killed in stantly here at 8 oclock tonight in his home by a lone masked bandit as his wife and 10year old daughter looked When the masked man entered the Mitchell was sweeping the He was ordered to hold up his hands but struck at the intruder with the One shot was It the body on the right side in the The man fled before officers and neighbors could be sum A poor description of him is It is not fcnoun whether he es caped on foot or In an The sheriffs department Is Ingr a thorough search here and officers of adjoining counties have been Mitchell was formerly a merchant at Silver near His Glen is a icncher in the school at Millers Bryan Buck of Swcchviitct wnd Mat tic Yates of Koby arc his and Clifford Birthvell or and John Birdwcll of Rails are Mitchells Stunniprs pf is tho jnottirr oTthc slain Third Member To Serve With Johnson And Sterling Still Is In the legion This is the largest division In Texas reaching from El Paso to Mineral Wells and from the north limit of the Panhandle to and containing 110 a meeting of the auxiliary Is also being called for the same time and WifeofBonner Sure New Trial Means Freedom fident her husband Frank would be acquitted of the charges of murder In connection with the death by a bomb explosion of her woman was found near a fire she had been trying to By The Associated Press Randall county court house was practically destroyed by fire here early The blaze originated In the county superin tendents office on the second floor way before being The building was worth approxi mately CAPITALIST DIES By The Associated Press Edwin capitalist and medicine died here See Page 4 tonight of here Thursday by Dorothy Barnes and Bonner visited friends and conferred with attor Both attended Texas Uni versity where their courtship Corpus Christ realtor and his son were killed a bout two years ago at their home by explosion o fa bomb sent by A Neuces county Jury at Corpus Christ failed to agree on Bonners and it was transferred to Bexar Trial of the case there is to be set Tuesday at San home of Bonner and his There is Justice the and there is no other way for things to except for them to come out all right for Frank and Bonner By Press senate Thursday stamped its ap proval on Governor Moodys ap pointment of Hous and Con to the highway commission by unan imously confirming Meanwhile there is much specula tion as to who will be the third highway Henderson of San Angclo conferred with and the report was circulated Moody had offered him the but this could not be When the senate the first week of the session refused to confirm as highway Eugene San George and Scott Fort there was considerable talk of reprisal by Ferguson when Moody should submit his Robertson and Woodward were recess appointees of former Governor Miriam The unanimity of the upper house In approving Sterling and Johnson Is significant of the whip hand Moody supporters and of tho apparent desire of all the senators to cooperate with Texas youngest Shortly after confirmation of thehighway Gov ernor Moody sent up for confirma tion Austin and Houston business as prison commissioner and Austin and Houston business man as Texas University Their confirma tion is expected to be capitalist and news paper is highway com mission and will serve six while will srve four They are FortyQneHeH In Extensive Pro Raid In Florid Browning Calls On Peaches ExFlames To Prove She Knew A Lot At 15 By The Associated Press NEW Frances Peaches Heenan who rested her side of theEdward Browning separa tion suit trial at White will be confronted Monday by twelve of her former boy It was announced y anil also consulting phobia and xraa one of thi best j today by counsel for the wcaithy ologlst of Pacific Oil I informed men on the subject in He TIMS a fellow of the tho United He saved him Idrftds nt New York realty youths havo been subpoena it is to aid in Brown ing rebuttal of his wifes charges that alleged acts of cruelty turned her from a young and good girl Into a nervous and morally shocked subject for medi cal They areexpected to according to Francis of the that thc former Frances Ifoenan was a of the world before her marriage last April the age of who during f to show his wife had abandoned was held hack from the is expected to testify in person either late Mon day or Browning today was quoted here as having like much of hor faith in twentyfive letters T re oifcrod for not rend into the it was by thf press they were inr letters to her which he Actually tlwy arc letters from Browning to several girl and make which according to counsel for tend to hear out their allegation Browning knew a lot before her The cats commented Browning Thats one thin I can agree on with Browning He says hell ncvor trust another Ill novcr trust another my moth the and will take the high way department from the hands of Robert chief who has been In charge since Robertson and Woodward failed of Torso of Murder Victim Is Found By The Associated Press wo mans torso was unearthed In Rlters woods near Wis tontght where William bigamist slayer of his Hattle Hales said he burled all parts of her body after killing her with a baseball bat Upon discovery by Frank a the county coroneic Im mediately ordered an Farmers residing In the Rlters woods area started a search when they learned that Coffey named the woods as the place where he dismembered and burled the wo Coffey and of Mauoion are enroute It having been planned to havo Coffey aid in eearch the By The Associated Press FORT 271 including Sheriff Paul Bryan of Broward deputies and were arrested in a widespread series of raids by prohibition agents that lasted throughout to Four stills wore destroyed and large quantities of liquor were seized by the agents who declared they had uncovered one of tho largest liquor manufacturing and distributing bases in the United The officers were charged conspiracy to violate tho prohibi tion actThe others were charged with selling or trans porting Sheriff Bryan Issued a statement denying his guilt and expressing confidence In the He was released under The skirmish of thai raiders extended from the water front through Fort Lauderdalai proper into surrounding swamp State Rests In Sledge Houston Murder Trial By The Associated Press Afatep presenting eight witnesses the state rested its case In the trial of Sledge Houston at Franklin for the killing at Burleson in March of a fellow peace Garrett Tha defense will open Five of the states witnesses testified they saw the shooting ot City Marshal White by the game They said thac White did not fireat Houston al though he tas Those wit nesses Mai Ralph W Stork and Lon county attorney of Burleson testified that White made a dying statement oC the saying that he did not and Mc Cain testified that White made tho statement as related by The trial is being held at Franks Hn on change of The Ku Klux Klan issue reported to havecaused the By Universal Service Robccea Bradley Rog ers is scheduled to go to trial nexl Monday en a charge of court attaches believe a delay will tho to tho illntM her
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