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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - February 10, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS ptrtly VOLUME 1 Price 5 Cents THURSDAY FEBRUARY PAGES NUMBER TAYLOR COURT BILL PASSED BY HOUS Winter Season Tightens Grip On West Texas Again x x xxx matxx x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x SPECIAL ELECTIONS ARE CALLED BY DAN MOODY Wednesday Proves Busy Day For State Soloris Dallas Court Bill Is BY RAYMOND BROOKS Governor Dan Moody late to day issued proclamations call ing for special elections for March 5 the 41st and 126th representatives districts to fill the places in the house left Va cant by the expulsion of Repre sentatives Dale of ham and Moore of respectively From Tannin Dalo is from the 41st district comprising Fannin county and Moorefrom the district in cluding and Hop kins Election notices will for twenty daysin each1 county con Moodys proclamation recited he has received written notice of the expulsion of the two members on bribery charges r Dale and Moore were expelled yesterday by overwhelming1 on charges of accepting a bribe of from Houston to work for the defeat of a pending bill by Moore which would have taxed stationary optometrists per Chamberlain told officers beforehand that the alleged bribe was Other Proposals Twenty three other amend the constitution through elections remain to be acted upon before the end of the Senator author ofthe measure pleaded for its engross declaring that he was aim ing at no specific but that he believed that the pardon ing power had been abused by several recent Senator Bailey asserted that he did not approve everything that past governors have and that he did not disapprove every thing that any one has Thevote came at the end of the busiest day the senate has seen this four house bills having been passed and three senate Dis posal of McFarlane resolution on limitations on pardons paves the way for action on the Love bill re voking the amnesty granted former Governor James Ferguson in the last Of IJocal Interest Most of the measures passed to day were of local Chief among them were two house bills providing for additional courts in Dallas and Harris counties and a senate bill authorizing county to withhold ad valorem state taxes in excess of five cfnts on the hun dred dollars of valuation for the erection of levees and other works for the purpose of flood Another house bill passed corrects thelaw so that authorization ds given for paying the assistant dis trict attorney In the Wichita Falls A senate bill authorizing the us3 of sand gravel and marl for repairs on the sea wall at Galveis free of charge and validating road bonds in road district Number 4 of Hill county were School Bill Passed The senate passed a house bill provides for the dissolution of a school district organized a year ago near Among the bills introduced to day was one which would check the sale of prison made goods in the A compromise on theWestbrook libel bill was reached when the committee finally approved a meas ure liberalizing the old law In some but limiting the freedom of theWestbrook as orig inally would have giv t FORTYSIX Bv The Associated Press newspapers report that a which has continued for 22 has caused casual ties in northern Fcrtyss persons were killed in an avalanche near Train servict teen Noted American Scholar Is Dead PftESS CHAliUES VALCOTT Charles secretary of theSmithsonian Institution and eminent who yester His passing will be a great President Coolidge said in a message of condolence to his SCIENTIST DIES AT WASHINGTON Coolidge Sends Mes of Condolence By The Associated Press Regret the death here today of Charles secre tary of the and eminent was express ed by President Coolidge in a mes sage of condolence sentto his wid His said the will be a great loss to the scien tific world where he had held such an eminent place for His researches in the field of geology and paleontology have been notable and As secretary and executive head of the Smithsonian Institution since he has added to its fame both in the field of exploration and of His work will not be DOOMED MEN ARE GRANTED JUDGES STAY Six Condemned Illinois Con victs Are Given A New Life Lease con victs sentenced to be hanged here Friday for slaying a deputy warden in a prison break last May gained a new leaseon life Circuit Judge Arthur De Selm granted a stay until Mairch to permit an appeal to thestate supreme Peter the deputy warden at the model new penitentiary at near was beaten and stabbed to when the six condemned accompanied by a who has not been attacked him in his office in thebuilding devoted to solitary Charles one of the six condemned told re porters today that Nathan with Richard is serving alife sentence for slaying young Bobbie at one time had in his cell to pay for aid In the escape of the which resulted in the deputy Duchowsky said Leopold did not go because those who es caped could not get him out of his and indicated that Leopold intended to pay part of this money to a captain of the The authorities took no stock whatever in Duchowskys al though Charles another of the men tinder death wild he had seen Leopold have while was cell mate of the Franke boy a witness in the that expected to Conference With Fry Of Abilene Ends In Withdrawal of Support On Water By The Associated Press SAN Withdrawal of support of the wa ter rights bill ending in committee at Austin and substitution of an other that will be satis factory both to and irri gatiqnists was agreed upon here today at a conference between Fry or president of the West Texas Utilities Company and a committee of Hill and San Angelo were designated to draft the new It will grant to utilities the right td divert for public use waters adjacent to lands the companies own or may but will elim inate the provision in the first bill vesting in utilities serving cities and not municipally owned the right of eminent domain that cities Irrigationists and others strenuously oppose this latter clause on the grounds that if con river lands would be closed to irrigation and that If the right of eminent domain never was invoked it would place a serious cloud on It also was con tended that an emergency does not Fry stated that the West Texas Utilities Company seeks only legislation that will insure San Angelos water supply and none beneficial to its business sepa rate from the citys He cited that recently his company purchased river lands at a cost of toward guaranteeing the city water but found that it ooUld not legally divert and ap propriate for public uses water from the riparian owners above and below its The new bill will meet this NEW EHGLANI GOLD SEASON TOUCH IS PRESENTED CITIES IN WEST PORTION OF STATE Associated Press Reports Statewide Cold Wave General Heavy Drop Of Temperatures In West Texas With Winter weathers snow and had given West Texas a New England cold season appearance Since Tuesday all of the weather gods have been busy and in turn have presented this section and Abilene with every variety winter Starting a de veloped into pouring rain and a hail storm in This turned into sleet and ice be fore METHODS ARE NEEDEDIN MEXICO By Universal Service SAN American police methods would greatly improve police work in former Chief of Police of Mexico and now chief of military operations in the state of said here One of the greatest handicaps of the Mexican police lies in the fact that a no matter what its cannot be investigated by police until ajudge and the com missary of police arrive to take note of and write a long and almost endless the Gen eral If a person is and hovering on brink of he cannot be removed to a hospital until the of these two who after taking the affidavit and oaths of the wit nesses authorize the removal of the General Almada LOSSES HEAVY IN PORTUGESE WAR By The Associated Press persons were killed in the fighting at Opor says a Daily Mail dispatch quoting a newly arrived trav eler from the center of the Portu guese A bomb fell into the room In the Grand hotel occupied by the A merican who had left the room only five minutes The room was Those killed in the revolt in cluded Lopez director of Dlaro Do Oporta Alvaro leader General Nor ton De former war min General Jaime De Moras and General Sousa Mjtny of the most Important buildings in among them the public library and post WILL NOT ENTER By The Associated Prcsi of funds will prevent the navy from entering the 107 Schneidor cup races In Secretary Wil bur announced Trouble Reported The same weather conditions exist in other portions of West Some electric line trouble was in although no serious breaks were With the grounds not dry from recent unimproved highways became siick and motor traffic is being hamper Livestock the most is in excellent although from Ballinger came the report that some loss is Lovers of winter sports wel comed the Seldom used and hastily improvised sleds were bejlng called upon to Sledding Abilene were In Abilene the temperature dropped frpm 35 degrees to 31 degrees kt midnight and to 25 at 7 oclock The mercury is expected to continue on its downward jaunt until the 20 niark the weatrer man Total Downfall Toialprecipitation in Abilene from 7 to 7 pi Wednes was of an Colder and cloudy weather is the From came reports of of heavy rains falling there since Monday night withsleet and snow climaxing the spell Boads leading out of there are practically Oil field work is at a At numerous nearby streams are reported at flood While only an inch of rain has been registered nearby towns reported deluges of from four to five Sleet and snow was falling there 4 oclock Wednesday Farmers are it was Brownwood received a drizzling rain throughout most of Wednes day climaxed by a sleet late in the No damage was Colorado Blanketed Snow and sleet had blanketed the Colorado according to See XEW Page Transport Is Ordered To China By Universal Service naval Chaumont with marines on will pro ceed immediately from Honolulu to Chinese probably to the navy department an nounced Chaumont was scheduled to arrive today from San enroute to It will stop at Manila for The three Cincinnati and which left the Canal zone several days will likewise continue on to after brief stops at Hawaii and Manila for Arkansas Prison Escape Caught By Bloodhounds By The Associated Press Willis who escaped from the DeKalb prison farm Wednes was captured by bloodhounds two hours Alva serv ing a two year forgery sentence from Cooper was still at large Wednesday Skinner was sent up from Montague He was serving a five year TEXANIS WINNER By The LOS Paul Texas cowboywrest rallying to take the final two falls of three fall de feated Jim Browning oC FARM RELIEF BILL IS GIVEN RIGHT OF WAY McNaryHaugen Measure To Be Decided On By Senate Soon By The Associated Press The McNaryHaugen equalization fee a round which the con gressional fight over form relief haa was given right of vfeiy today in the house with it vote expected next The senate which has been con sidering the measure for several lias agreed to vote on it In the a resolution pro viding for immediate considera tion of the with general de bate limited to twelve was adopted without a record vote af ter three hours Pre viously on a roll call the house had 21G to a rm tion designated to put the Curtts Ciisp which a number of senators and representatives are on an equal legislative In the as consideration of farm Senator Mon served notice that he would do his utmost to prevent final congressional action on the Mc Fadden branch banking bill until after the McNaryHaugen bill is signed by President There were indications he would have the support of a number of senators On both sides of the chamber who declined to enter Into the combination between support ers of the farm and banking mea sures to bring about the applica tion of the rule limiting debate on both bills unless agreements fixing definite dates for votes could be Blaze Causes Big Loss In New Yorli By The Associated Press NEW Damage estimated by navy yard authorities at to 000 was caused by fire tonight at Mew York navy yard In Brook three containing quantities of sheet metal and five anti aircraft were Rear Charles Plun commandant of tbe yard call ed out 500 sailors and marines to fight the but local facilities were inadequate and the fire was extinguished by the aid of Brook lyn fire apparatus and fire The erected on a penin sula jutting into the East were of wartime construc NEW JERSEY MAYOR SENTENCED TO JAIL By The Associated Press NEW mayor of for 14 years until after he was con victed of using his office to aid rum was sentenced to a year and a day in Atlanta penlten His chief of James was given a like sen Alexander Flanncry and Ed ward Edgewater de who were convicted with tho mayor and police chief for con spiracy to distribute Binuggle were given suspended seri tnces of nine months each In the Presents Negro As Surprise Witness In Case Of Former Attor ney By The Associated Press NEW The government called a surprise witness in todays session of the DaughertyMiller Arthur negro butler to three took the late in the day to give an Intimate picture of life in the eight room suite of Harry form er attorney occupied in the Wardman Park Washing with Jess who en ded his life Brent did not testify at the first who served as butler to President Taft and Wil said that from to the suite was the rendezvous for many promi nent including President who once visited Daugh erty John King one time national Republican committee man from Connecticut and Thom as former alien prop erty custodian and co5efendan1 were also The ho was occupied by Senator Guy Gdft before Daugherty rented At none of the Brent said was name of Richard Ger metal or the Ameri can Metal Company Brent was also stenographer for he and in all his correspondence he never saw the names of Merton or the American Metal Company Daugherty and Miller are charg ed with defrauding the United States in connection with the re turn to Merton of of as sets of the American Metal Com which were seized In the war as enemy owned Brent was preceded by Walter negro butler at The Little House in K He told of President and Hard ing being diners at the house and of visits byother prominent per Miller and King among The morning session of the trial was devoted to tracing Indirectly in liberty bonds to Daugh ertys account In the Midland Na tional bank at Washington Court Vera assistant cash ier of the resumed the stand and under Buckners sovcrc quest ioning traced through the banks records the crediting to Daugh ertys account of 5 interest on liberty It was shown that John King cashed the coupons in New Apri The next day the sum they credited to Harry Daughertys account in the Mid land bank by his Mai president of the The bonds and coupons were part of the in liberty bonds Merton gave King for aid in ob taining allowance of his claim for the assets of the American Metal With this tho con tending it had indirectly traced to Daugherty turned its at tention to 1 Arkansas Youth Killed Companion Is Arrested Irving was shot from ambush and instantly killed about 9 oclock Tuesday night on the Atlanta 12 miles north of Miller Neely was riding along tho levee when the shot was the full charge from a sohtgun striking him In the John companion of said he was riding about 100 yards behind Neely when the shot was Howard Is being held in Jail pending an investiga tion of the IT SAYS DOC By Universal Service ouratigou can Brandes of of the Berlin zoological announced Its says the con tains a by of which orangoutang produces rhty mi0t vibrating Gang Leader Defies Law While In Armed Possession of Cell Tear Gas Bombs May Be Used By Illinois Officers By Universal Service Constituted authorities and Charles gang were ready to battle it out to night for possession of the Sa line county Machine revolv ers and even bombs have been arrayed outside the little wherein Birger a machine gun across his ready to resist the sheriff of Franklin who seeks to arrest him on a charge of the murder of Joe former mayor of West Birger submitted to arrest at the hands of Sheriff Turner of Saline county but when Sheriff Pritchard of Saline county tie was warsed away the machine It was considered probable that the forces of the law would be forced to storm the and might be forced to use tear gas in order to reach Move Continues Despite Protests Of Chinese Government By Tho Associated Press trops and British warships continu ed their progress today toward Shanghai for the announced pur pose of protecting Brltiish They proceeded despite the protest of both the Peking and Nation alist Cantonese governments that such protection was unnec and tho further declara tion by the Nationalist government that It would sign no agreement with Creak Britain preliminary to a treaty If armed forces were land ed at Two regiments of British troops from Gloucestershire and Durham deported from Hongkong toward continuing their voy age from They will form part of the force of more than soldiers and numerous war ships that Great Britain has or dercd assembled at or near Shang hai as a result of Chinese hostil From cann news of developments more favor able to peaceable settlement of the BritishChinese Eu gene Nationalist foreign It was resumed con versations Monday with Owen O British charge daffair which were broken off several days In resuming their conversations Chen and OMalley discussed th effect upon the agreement of the landing of British troops in Shang Stallions Name Will Be By The Associated Press Measure Would Create A New Court District for Jones The house late today passed finally the senate bill creating the 104th district court for Jones and Fisher coun The bill will go to Gov ernor Dan Moody probably Representative Cummings of Abilene pre dicted early approval of the measure by the Include Fisher Creation of the 104th judicial as prescribed in the bill now ready for the governors will take Jones and Fisher counties from the 30th dis trict and give Taylor county two district A judge for the new district and a district attorney for the will bo appointed by the flOth of will name of pure blooded mbrtoh and Haskell The resent attorney of the district who resides in Jones will become attorney for the 104 The new court was sought by members of the bar in the 33th and 42nd Congestion of both criminal and civil dockets In both districts has Become so in tense that trials are being delayed for many attorneys Tho new court will not only re lieve this situation in Taylor Jones and Fisher but will also facilitate proceedings in the re maining counties of the 39th dis The 42nd now presided over by Judge Milburn consists of CaUahau and Shackelford Would Have 48 Passage of this measure would give Jones county 20 weeks of court each year instead of Fisher will be given eight whereas there is now only six weeks annually and Taylor county will have 48 weeks of court each year instead of 28 Walter Chapman of former member of the Commission of Appeals serving the state Court of has been promi nently mentioned as the choice of lawyers as judge of the 104th dis Life Tragedy Of Recluse Shown By Universal Service body of Christ Ames recluse will be brought here for burial tomorrow or depend ing on the arrival of Miss his who is enroute from The lifetragedy of Ney was re vealed at Ames when he Pa pers found in his safety deposit vault showed that he held degrees from University of Columbia University and the Uni versity of studied law in the office of former Horace nt Waterloo and was admitted to the Arabian which was killed recently in an accident in is to bo perpetuated by Carl Rein hard owner of the thor bar in Became a recluse in a new and unique shortly after the death of his w if a in the Philippines many years through court proceedj has himself taken the horses j Is Impending In and expects to proudly through carry it GAS STATION ROBBED By Tho Associated Press lone masked bandit who Ih t drove filling station hero Wednesday at and escaped with In An employe of tho sta tion was held up at pliitol point and forced to open thecash register for the PRISONERS ESCAPE a jail delivery Montague Wednes address not known and a man named ot Sun inndft their escape after o struggle with tho Ten Other made np effort to set Qf By The Associated Press NEW York American says Harold MoCormick and bis Ganna have separated and that divorce Is He Is said to have told friends at tho and Tennis club that he and his wife are through Ho left New York for SIGNS By The Associated Press dent Coolidge today signed bill declaring pistols and other firearms capabcl beinjc concealed on the person nonma li able providing t
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