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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - February 4, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS vta WMT part ttoudy mild ttm VOLUME 1 Price 5 Cents FRIDAY FEBRUARY TEN Number 133 MORE MA SRUSHED Immediate Probe Of Legislative Bribe Charge Ordered Attorney Declares Justice Was Help To In Exam By The Associated Press CORPUS Floyd Dodd denied in a three hour cross ex amination thisafternoon that Klice another de fendant in the peonage was his best He admitted that Stockwell paid the fines of his prisoners and took them to the Stockwell He did not he whether the boys worked their fines oat or and he disclaimed any knowledge of their having been taken to the farm under He said that Lloyd his j another i paid the fines of two who guilty of A cancelled check for was introduced as The check was payable to Floyd I had the reputation of being a good insisted the wit to the suggested Clarence United States jstrict attorney conducted the TOSS for said the Tho prosecutor asked the wit I nes why farmers frequently came to the court room while they were busy with their Stockwell a Deputy I dont Stockwell had been a deputy and Burnett de livered Delivered milk to your bench in the court room Wasnt It demanded that Raymondville was a picketed town where a man had to have a pass to just like in an army camp during war No farmer and dairy said he paid two fines for He made a bargain with the Viscount Victor In Big Libel Suit This is Viscount son of Englands great prime minister Because he is alleged to have li belled Captain Peter Wright fo defaming his the viscoun was made defendant in a suit whicl stirred all The verdic yesterday went to Lord Gladston great Victorian statesman was vin Story is on page HOTEL TESTIFIES IN RAMSEYCASE Accused Slayer Was In San J ness JUDGE Page 4 577 New Phones Added In City During 1 Year An Indication of the growth of Abilene during 1926 is shown in the fact that a total of 577 tele rphone stations were added to the office of the Southvestern Bel Telephone Company here last it is announced by district This rep cscnts a gain of 30 The total number of telephones here on January this as compared with on the same date last The Bell system in Texas added sta tions in Much extension work Is planned by the Bell company during this The provisional budget for the companys expenditures in Texas provides for miles of new long distance cable and 000 miles of wire in the central office the areas in the Approximately will be spent in this expansion and every Bell company in the state will de rive big benefits from this pro it was More Money Is Sought By Coolidge For Navy By The Associated Press President Coolidge today asked congress for an additionaappro priation of for navel ac tivities including for the marine corps to meet expenses entailed by the marine mail and to maintain the corps at Its strength of men for the remainder of the present fiscal Payroll Of Hospital In Chicago Seized By Gang By The Associated Press one armed with a sawed raided the Michael hospital today and escaped with tho hospital payroll after boatinsr a hospital official and two express company The holpup occurred in the basement offices of the Th amount of the loot was not By The Associated San Antonio hote testified Thursday afternoon that Harry trial here for the slaying Kam was San Antonio about the time that Roberto Martinez testi fied Tuesday that he and Leahy were in that and identified showing that Harry J Leahy had registered at the hote on May 16 May June 5 and 6 Ramsey disappeared on night ofMay San Antonio was the first witness called at the afternoon be ing put on the stand to corrobo rate Deputy Sheriff Ed Dubose re garding the latters and conference with testified to by Dubose at the morning Chief of Detectives Sam Street was called and testified to seeing j bose and Leahy first at the railroad and related seeing a ticket received by by Dubose at the morning session had testified that he asked San Antonio detectives to shadow him while he was posing as a gobe tween in an alleged attempt to ob tain money from Ram Fort Worths Credit In New York Is Still Poor By Universal FORT Until the STew York legislature re instates Fort Worths credit in the New York bond of the citys bonds cannot be according to City Manager Who the citys credit was impaired several years ago when the city failed to pay interest on bonds oa the due CLEMENCY By The Associated Clemency for Edward slayer sentenced to be hanged at oFlsom prison has been Governor Young reit erated in replies to last min ute telegrams that he Intervene In the WICHITA BILL FOR CODRT IS UP TO MOODY New High Commission At First Conference By The Associated Press cision on whether Texas twelfth civil appeals court shall be created and placed at Wichita Falls now rests with Governor Dan Moody The today finally passed McFarlanes senate bill providing the Representatives Roy J who had a house measure of the same sponsored his Graham colleagues which beat the house bill to a place on the The new district will take in 10 North Texas three from the Amarillo appellate district and seven from the Fort Worth Daniels told the house that Wichita Falls will furnish a uilding and lirary for the The new state highway com coniosed of Chairman Houston Cone and Thursday held its first and named Thompson of state highway The commission discussed problems facing it but no statement as to policy was The house adopted a resolution by Representatives Petsch and Teer today expressing appreciation for the sacrifice made by Johnson and Ely in accepting ap pointment to the highway com and for excellent judg ment shown by Governor Dan Moody in making tions how many points a buck deer should have before being eligible for legal and how much license fee city slicker hunters should have to re eived extended attention today rom the house of Little had been done abou it at which cut short debate on the game bill of Repre sentative Wells of Wells measure provides that a deer must have six horns before he can be In dis cussion revolving about the practl cability of counting Representative Harold ayton of San Antonio suggested that bucks be required to stop while hunters counted before they SUBMARINE AND STEAMER COLLIDE By The Associated Press K3Y United States submarine S21 ma euvering near Dry col ided early this afternoon with the teamer Birkenhead but no damage was sustained by either it was announced at the naval station lere Details were he announcement Available marine records here howed that the a sailed from Philadelphia n January for Texas New Rail Line To Amarillo To Be Built By Rock Island By The Associated s to begin immediately on con truction of a new line across the outh Canadian river north of into the oil t was announced by the Rock sland Lines here The new ne will be hurried to completion nd will open the AmarilloLib ral line north and west of Ama illo for a distance of sixty is planned to reach Stinnet by une By The Associated Press house investigating committee of nine will begin inquiry Friday into bribery charges affecting Kepresentatives Moore of Cooper and Dale of Bon alleged recipients of from a legislative Open sessions will be the appointed by Speaker Bobbitt of the announced late Thursday after a meeting at which Representative Fred Miner of Den Death Separates iTi Nations Oldest By Universal Death today separated for the first time in 77 the old est married couple in the United when John Demarest passed away in his sleep at the home of his daughter at the Spring Lake near Next month Demarest would have celebrated his 99th birth day and his 77th wedding an On the occasion of their 75th wedding anniversary in the couple received con gratulations from all over the one letter being from President Six grand children and seven great grand were in the home the patriarch was chosen Representative Sinks of who introduced a resolution in the house as to days session opened calling for investigation to protect the honor and integrity of the had been named chair man already by Speaker Bob Organization of the hearingwill be completed at a session held Friday morning at 11 while actual work may get under way at the second meeting sched Tiled for 2 No witnesses j had been summoned how Dale and Moore were arrested last night by Ranger Captains Tom Hlckman and Frank The Houston Lawyer Given Favorable Verdict By Jury By Universal Service nstructed verdict in favor of the defendant was returned late today before Judge Ewing Boyd here in the alienation of affec tion suit brought by Mar aret Stureman of against her wealthy Sterling prominent Houston Preemptory instructions were by agreement of counsel after it was reported that Myer had agreed to a substantial settlement of the case outside of Part of the agree it was that the pretty auburnhaired plaintiff would not disclose the sum she was to For ten days a jury lias heard testimony featured by the girls story of her first love blighted by ier husbands parents and her ef forts to send her husband through Jhicago FOUR PLANES ARRIVE By The Associated Press air lanes of the United States army PanAmerican flight ar rived here this FIVE THOUSAND SUFFERING FROM FLOODS IN REDCROSSSURVEYREVEALS By The Associated Press COTTON Five thousand persons have been affected by floods of the white and Cache and acres have been chairman of the Woodruff County Red told the Associated Press hero Tonight the river and the waters over the flooded area re ported receding after the ifirst day of sunshine In two The floods cover a triangular of lowlands between the Csche and TVhite sixteen miles at the widest and 45 miles In Relief organizations had the emergency situation well under FIVE 4 Nine Found Guilty Of Manslaughter By Universal guilty of manslaughter by a jury late to the nine boys tried for the murder of Staxley Ciesla are to be sentenced to imprisonment from one year to The youngest of the nins is the oldest The state did not ask the death demanding life imprison ment for them all as the maximum for having killed Cie after a street holdup on The defense attorneys insisted that the confessions wrung from the only evidence on which the prosecutors had been obtained by unheard of police bru and should not be held against only an announcemeni today from Adjutant General L Robertson The rangers said they arrested Dale as he took in marked money from Willis Houston op author of an license was ar rested in his officers Assistants Appointed Attorney General Claude Pollard appointed his Simmons of Houston and Galloway Calhoun of to aid in the hearing at request of Speaker Bobbitt of the Dale and Moore waived justice court preliminary hearing today and continued at liberty under bond signed last night by former state sena and three Neither of the accused were on the house floor today when Judge Sinks resolution was unanimously adopt Chamberlain told they that offers were made to him to influence action on the optom etrist which would have levied annual tax on stationary as well as Itinerant Damage Suit Is Filed By Ballet Dancer By Universal Thelma a ballet is plaintiff in a mage suit against John circus filed in Federal court here She charges carelessness and negligence in training of an elephant which she alleged threw and Injured her during a performance in Robin sons circus In New York In No Kansas Cigarette Law Repealed By Governor By Universal Service twentyyearold anticigarette law officially repealed today when Gov ernor Ben Paulen signed the measure restoring the rights of every smoker in the state to the uso of the Tho Imposes a tax on their sale and prohibits advertising of thorn throughout this into effect next to increase tax on gasoline from 1 to 3 cents a There has been strong demand in the fortieth legislature for an increased gallon ae tax to augment the highway Governor Dan Moody In his recent message to the legislature advocated a two cent A house committee has reported favorably on Dales While Moore was trying to make bond last a committee considering his bill to raise the gross production tax of crude oil from two to four cents reported the measure unfavorably because he had not appeared to sponsor Chester Jones Ranch Will Be Tested For Oil Jones has just made the announce ment that his ranch located about 20 northwest of Colorado will be tested for oil within the next few and the location for the Chester Jones 1 has been made by Bowers of Brown in the southwest quarter of section block survey in Howard county about two miles from the Mitchell coun ty line and two miles south of the Vinson Bowers has several thou sand acres under leasein that sec tion and the Marland Oil Company has about acres under and this which will be drilled to will be closely watch ed as the territory has never had a thorough The Chester Jones ranch takes several thousand acres in wes tern Mitchell and eastern Howard and has been known for long time for its full blooded Hereford and may soon be come equally famous for Its ASKED FOR By The Associated NEGRO LEADER SAYSSLAVERY IS PREVALENT Government Will Attempt To Indict Deputies For By Tlie Associated Press NEW Efforts to indict two deputies on charges of violating the federal peonage laws were forecast today as thelong arm of the department of justice stretched through two river lowland parishes of Louisiana and Mississippi following the dis closure of an instance of alleged prewar slavery conditions yester A federal grand jury yesterday inflicted two men on charges of enslaving a his wife and three and selling them to a Louisiana farmer where they were alleged to have been forced to work at the point of guns for weeks before Federal officers Indicated today they were working on a case of two Tangipahoa parish deputies In connection with an alleged conspir acy to transport a negro from to to work out a framed sentence on a NEW Peonage conditions prevail among Blackened Walls Stand In Place Of Noted Dude Ranch Thousands Of Tenderfeet Had Visited Famous Resort it was asserted today by James Weldon secretary of National Association for the Ad vancement of Colored Commenting the report that two white men had been Indicted at New Orleans for selling a negro family of five into John eon added that the Indictment on ly brings this peonage to light in a particularly flagrant Five Are Hurt In Crash Near Cisco By The Associated Press per sons were one probably fa In an automobile wreck at Rising Star suffered a severe fracture of the skull and was not expected to re Stanfords Miss Ollie Van and a man named suffered broken while John Yates and Walter suffered severe cuts about the All live in Breck The automobile overturned when a wheel breke as the car turned out to pass another in the i Breckenridge Building Is To Be Enlarged The addition of one or two stories to the Burch building here was an nounced after a meeting of the board of directors of the Burch Investment Company here The entire building will be an elevator installed and a steam heating plant placed In while floors of the new stories will be laid with Ceiling fans will form another new The foundation of building was built to withstand more than two its present but the addition of two stories will depend upon the advice of an archi It was announced By The Associated A few blackened walls fcJ and smouldering logs were all that remained today of Eaton Brothers the most famous dude ranch of the a place where thou sands of eastern tourists have sought a touch of frontier life in the past 20 Fire which started from a broken stove pipe in the main dining yesterday after spread to the main ranch and office buildings despite the frantic efforts of scores of nearby ranchers summoned to the By evening all the main buildings were The loss in actual damages was placed at somewhere more than Make Preparations tary Kellogg was called upon today by the Senate to glvo It the of and American corpo oil concessions In For Short Courses are being made for days agricultural short course to be held here under the auspices of the International Harvester February 17 and It is planned to send speakers to every rural district in Eastland and Palo Pinto An extensive program on diver sified farming has been ANNUAL RECEPTION By The Associated Press The annual congressional reception was held at the White House to President and Coolidge receiving about CROOKS EVADE ARREST AFTER SCHEME FAILS Arkansas Banker Tells How Two Men Held Him For Money By The Associated feated in a Dank and In their plot to gain ransom money after kidnaping the ban iwfofCTtnen haJf tonight in evading pursuit in tw Returning hero today from just across the Ark ansas presiden of the National Bank of Mans told how the men sought to force him to open the vault of th institution last night arid then tool him and his Frank away In an automobll truck in an effort to extort a ran of Oklahoma City was visiting in the Graves was dropped from the car near The kidnaper demanded that they bring for his brotherinlaws The pair stopped In a deserted farm house near and bounc and gagged Graves and lef About the banker released himself and at 1 oclock telephoned Mansfield town officer and Barger cashier of the Mansfield bank hastened to the Oklahoma town and brought Graves back to The banker apparent ly had received no serious Man Killed When Big Tower Falls By The Associated Presa man was fatally Injured and two other were hurt less seriously at a chemical plant three miles west of here early Thursday when a 50 foot tower Douglas a lend died at Thursday afternoon at a hos pital Pablo and Don suffered bruises and A quantity of lead being used to a storage tank for sulphuric acid was being hoisted when the tower THREATENS By Universal LOS of cctrt action to force a financial accounting from Henry and Ralph of George the Catalina swim was made here to day by Jean the youths ACTION TO PREVENT RETURN TO TEXAS OF ACCUSED PAIR TAKEN BY ARDMORE OFFICER By The Associated Press tion wns taken tonight to pre vent tho forcible return of Cecil Chambers and Roy to Fort where they have been InrJlrtcd on charRCs of robbing and slnylnpr Roscoe treasurer of tho Majestic Judge John ORden ta ifid an order to Sheriff Lon don of Carter requiring him not to relinquish the prisoners to Fort Worth authorities unless the prisoners voluntarily signed a waiver or until extradiilon papers have been Issued by the governors of and Judge Gfiden acted on a motion of attorneys for Chambers and Wll fjhe order also prevents Sheriff PofO 4 Department Still Without Word From Americans Imprisoned In The In By Universal Service 1 The United States today rushed reinforcements direct to Shang hai as the Chinese situation sumed new The oil tender Pecos left the Philippine with 250 marines bound for where there is al ready a large force of ships but few men available for land ing The with was due to sail dur ing the day from San Diego for The cruiser natl and Marblehead were an nounced as leaving the Canal for The Chaumont and the three j cruisers are understood to under sealed orders to proceed to 1 It was pointed out the Chaumont was first nounced as sailing for then a long stage nearer JKJ is onw to proceed ti These stops are on the direct i route to the Chinese theatre of J war and were designed to the reinforcements without unduly exciting the it was ex Alfred minister of tha i Peking government called at the state department today to register his second protest within tho week against the United States sending warships to Chinese He also asked for the recall of i ships already there and promised 1 full protection for Pica Is Ignored His plea fell on deaf It was He was told that United States must protect its nationals until a stable ment Is established in It was pointed out that the peace i proposal of Secretary of Kellogg was based upon the sumption that China would antee full protection to Americans and maintain the open odor to American It was declared that so far the tendency in China during the revolution been for j the complete expulsion of Ameri cans and other At the same time It was learned See CHTVESE Page 4 Ormistons Wife Arrives In By Universal SAN Travelling miles to file a dij vorce Ruth arrived here today from enroute to Log where she will seek marl tal freedom from Kenneth Orml former radio operator and one of the principal characters the now famous Almee Semple Me1 Pherson and attract refused to say whether she would name McPherson as a corespondent or Reminded that McPherson had once been quoted as describ ing her as a very jealous Ormiston smilingly denied that she Lynching Investigation Is Promised By Dan Woody By Universal Hervice ance that a thorough investigation nto circumstances the ynching on Tuesday night of Tom Mont gomery will be made by the was voiced today by Govern or Dan It was that ocal authorities first will bo nf orded every effort to arrest mem bers of the lynching MARRIES ACTRESS By The Associated Thrcncinpr parental authority to the winds ours Jxrd heir to an earl dom that has been famous for pen eratlons for its piety and philan today took his lie pretty Miss She only recently If ft a musical comtdy chorus for on London
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