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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - April 8, 1927, Abilene, Texas THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS WKVT Irtky M tht Ran VOLUME 1 Price 5 Cents FRIDAY APRIL PAGES NUMBER ICANS FLEE FROM CHINESE MOBS ssssssssss s Cleanup In Panhandle Oil Boom Starts s HOUSTON VET NAMED CONFEDERATE COMMANDER Butler To Argue Prohibition Cowboy Band Of Sim Named Qfficia f Musical Organization of South Veterans By The Associated Press April a nectic session featured by im passioned addresses and hot disputes within delega tions over the candidate to Be General Foster of formerly commander of the TransMis sissippi this after noon was elected as comman der in chief of the United Con federate Veterans for He defeated General Edgar Tay lor of comman der of the army of Northern He succeeds General Vance of Little Little pre viously had been selected as the site of the 1928 witfr less of opposition from Lejxing only other ing for the Ixnvry Elected The scene in the closing session of the Sons o Confederate Veter ans was vastly of chairman of the general reunion went in as commander in chief on rollers greased two weeks After the reappointment of Gen eril Harry Rene Lee of to serve his tenth term as adjutant general of the department heads were selected a follows of commander of the TransMississip pi succeeding General Foster General Taylor to succeed him self as commander of the Army of Northern of to succeed Hal Mont CowlJbys Perform Upon the announcement of Gen eral Fosters election the Cowboy band of Simmons university hailed the new commander in chief with The Eeyes of Texas Are Upon only to be drowned out by the yells of the veterans when they broke from the Texas air into See VET REUXIOX Page 4 Ferdinands Health Shows Improvement By Universal Service Special Cable Dispatch April Ferdi nands health continues to improve to an official announce at dispatches reaching here this afternoon de It is declared that the king Is able to talk with members of the royal family for a few hours each He is only allowed small quantities of liquid which is his only Dispatches Indicate that the poli tical situation in Roumania is Nun Two Others Hurt In Auto Collision By The Associated Press April One nun was two others were injured and two men and a girl were hurt in a collision between two automobiles near Morton a The dead nun is Sister Mary mother superior of the Convent of Our Help of The three with a man and his were returning from at tending a when their car collided with another Both EELD FOH MURDER By Associated Prest April Hawthorn Thursday waa charged justice court with the murder Selmo shot and killed Wednesday near Patrick school 15 miles south of He as la i Senator William Borah and Nicholas Murry Butler will de bate tonight in Boston on the pro hibition issue in connection with its political significance to the re publican Rumors of party disapproval of the debate were set at rest yesterday when William chairman of the Republi can national accepted an invitation to occupy a place of honor at the FreshlyPlanted Crops Given Plenty Of Moisture Coming after a period of fair weather that was spent by farmers in planting thousands of acres of new rain varying in amount from onehalf to 112 inches fell over a wide area in Central West Texas early Thursday morning to give the soil an excellent top mois ture that will greatly benefit all crops and Reports received here indicated that Abilene was in th center of the The heaviest pre cipitation was reported from Coa where T 12 inches Varying amounts were received east and northeast to Balrd and Albany north to west to oahoma and south to Tuscola and Buffalo Gap received an A half inch wTas recorded at three fourths at one inch in the territory south of a light shower at inch at Haskell and good rains at olorado and Rains also fell in the South Plains it was learned last American Slain By Yaqui Indian Band By Universal Service April ndlans in Mexico have murdered an Fred or of a Chinese cook and six Mexicans who were with according to a report o the state department The faciuis are also to have mur dered the mayor of the town of The murders occurred near Es In the state of across the American line from Dou Combs was an em ploye of La Dura Mining Federals Winning In Record Battle By Universal Service April battle In the recent history of Nicaragua is being wag ed in the vicinity pf Cerro Del Cab allo and Muy dispatches to night Generals Rivers and with soldiers from Muy Join d General Viquez at Tierra capturing the greater portion of aolo National airplanes bombs in this with cderal Infantry and artillery at tacks A victory for the government la Prominent Lawyer Once Practiced In Abilene Services Arranged For Educator April eral services for Joseph Elmore for many years a lead ing Texas who died at a hos pital here at will be held it said Thursday The place and hour had not been Death fol lowed an operation Monday from which he was thought to be re covering rapidly until short time before his At the time ft his bckrell was senior rhember of the aw flrmof O Donnell atxd chairman of the board of trustees of Southern Methodist University and president of the Dallas National He was at one time presi dent of the Dallas Bar Associa tion and occupied the bench as a special district judge by appoint ment of Governor The son of and Jane Doug las Cockrell was born in Johnson He ame to Texas with his father with General Sterling Prices army on its retreat in the autumn of 1864 coming In the spring of 1865 the family removed to Grayson remaining there until Educated In Sherman As a boy he received his educa tion at Captain Le private school at later jeing graduated from Washington and Lee university at with the degrees of master of A year in he re ceived his degree of bachelor of aw and was admitted to the bar at After teaching Latin and Greek at Austin college for a ockrell went to where he first entered the practice of law in He entered partnership with his under the firm name of Cockrell and See DEATH Page 3 Eighteen Killed In Mexican Fight By The Associated Press EL April Revolutionary rumblingsin Chi huahua were heard in Juarez again oday when details of clash be ween state militia and a band of rebels were stating that 18 members of the insurrecto party were killed and 26 taken Prisoners captured by the state militia are now in the Chihuahua city according to the The battle took place Nonoava is sev eral hundred miles south of Chi huahua and about 300 miles northwest of was In charge of the state which practically wiped out the entire revolutionary band composed most ly of It was From the report of the battle as received by officials in indications were that it lasted for sevsral the militia finally putting the rebel band to flight only after a desperate handto hand When theleader of the rebel party noticed that a large number of his followers had been he gave the order to retreat into the Sierra Madre and it was during the pursuit of the band that the 26 prisoners were the report PRINTERS WIN By The Associated Press April announcement Thursday said the arbitration board selected to com pose wage scale differences be tween Houston Typographical Union and publishers of Houston newspapers has handed down its decjslon giving the union an in crease of approximately per week for floor The Increase for machine composition amounts to three cents per No made In Generals Cowboy General Foster of formerly commander of the TransMississippi department of the United Confederate was elected commander in chief for yesterday at the Tampa He defeated General Edgar Taylor of commander of the Army of Northern He succeeds General Vance of Little The Simmons University Cowboy band of highlight of the Tampa Confederate Veterans was chosen by acclamation the official band of the veterans for The musical organization has been active in every one of the veteran sessions and many tributes have been accorded ITLL PAY By Universal Service April classified columns of the na tions newspapers carry new if Supreme Court Justice Ernest I Edgecomb has his Judge Edgecornb from the bench today urged legislation requiring engaged couples advertise their approaching marriage for two weeks before the Nellie Ross Speaks To York Club NEW April than onewoman will become presi dent of United States within the next 150 Nellie former gov ernor of Wyoming so declared to night in an address before the American Womens association at the She added One of the leading purposes with which I went Into office was so to conduct that administration that it would never justly be if I could kelp that women were unfitted for high executive More than 200 Undesirables Ordered City Peaceful General Miller of Abilene succeeded General Foster yester day as commander of the Trans Mississippi He Is one of the youngest of the Confederate having entered the South ern army at the age of He was serving as Texas commander when promoted ycsierday at Tam By Universal Service April 7 bad little town of the is being cleaned Rangers and county peace scrub brush in one hand and a sis shooter in the are doing the Since the cleansing started late Wednesday more than 200 undesirables have been snatched from their haunts in the underworld and taken to the edge of the town where they were ordered git Tonight Tin Pan Alley is as quiet as a Nickel intheslot pianos stand silent ly in behind doors se curely fastened by stout legal Gambling Canvas covers hide the worri green cloth of gambling tables and only purring kittens are atop smooth and polished Painted hostesses are not in quiring about the latest oil strike 6r what outfit got paid The semidarkness of dimly lighted streets Is not being pierced by flashes of barking guns nor are shadowy forms slinking along wooden shacks to their holes in the Borgers which has at tracted a steady stream of bank murder ers and other ever since oil was discovered in the been short circuit ed and under the com mand of Captains Tom HIckman and Frank promise to keep it short The were turned loose Sco BORGER CLEAXTJP Page 4 Double Slaying Is Admitted By Indian By The Associated Press LAS April I did I am This was the reply of Luis 25 year old to a complaint of murder read to him by Justice of Peace Jose Sierra here this The complaint charged Hidalgo with slaying his 14yearold sweet Anita and her Monares with an axe late Tuesday at their four miles northwest of who was arrested and signed a confession late Wednes was held without bond to await the action of the grand The case cannot be brought to trial until the September term of Medical Examiners Selected By Moody April Dan Moody has appointed the following state board of medical examiners William Taylor Honey Grove and Crowe and Ad dresses of the latter are not shown In the official Governor Moody has not yet ap pointed the state board of phar macy records of the state department Defense Costs Are Thrown At Feet Of Mexican By Friends Accused Slayer Showered With Cigarettes By The Associated Press CAN April of coins and cigarettes greeted Nicholas Covarrubias as he left the court room at the close of to days session of his trial for the murder of Ygnacio eight year old Mexican youth who was fatally Injured when his home was bombed March More than 300 Mexicans who had heard Ysabel Rami former who testified that she had lived with him almost their childhood in a small Mexican take the stand against shouted vivas as he left the court The state contends that Cov arrubias bombed the Urla home in an effort to Injure an older brother of because the elder brother had won the affections of The court recessed to per mit attorneys to draw up an Instructed AGED PIONEER SOLDIER DIES Major Friend Of Succumbs At San Antonio By The Associated Press SAN April soldier journalist and author died at his home here today at the age of 74 after a long Major Barnes was one of the or ganizers of the Flowers for the Living club and spent mostsof his In his declining visit ing hospitals and cheering those who were concentrating his ef forts In recent years on hospitals for former service Major Barnes was born In Wa He was edu cated In the Louisiana State uni versity and in the Military college at Baton He was a member of the Louisiana militia before he came to Texas in He settled at San where ho was admitted to the bar and later ho went to Major Barnes came to San An tonio In 1874 and entered the Alamo rifles as a from this was promoted un til he retired from the Texas na tional guard with the rank of col Major Barnes served In all Mex ican border forts and military camps during the Indian cam paigns against the Com LIpans and He was color sergeant of the First Texas volunteers Com pany G at Camp Mo during the Spanish American until discharged on account of a wound previously re ceived and was an honorary mem ber of the San Antonio and Keik nap During the World war he was in charge of civilian watch men at government warehouses In the field of journalism Major Barnes was once a prominent fig serving as a literary critic for the Chicago Tribune and later edit ing a paper of his He has written a number of books on Tex as and has published sev eral volumes of His funeral will be helC Friday BIBLE BILL PASSES April A bill making dally reading of he Bible compulsory In the states ublic schools was passed by the West Virginia house of delegates after a lively The vote was 49 to LOOT IS SMALL By The Associated Press April youth ful robbers who held up the ex press Tiessenger of the Chicago Altons Lincoln Limited between Joliet and Chicago last night re ceived less than for their ef according to special Investigator of the Ameri can Railway Express BAIITS SOUGHT Texas April Officers of this country were guard tonight for a coupe said to contain Ray Matthew Kimos and a woman companion much wanted ban dits cnrouto here from Ama According to messages re ceived here the car was last seen at where it turned off towards on the highway leading OHM HOIT General Evacuation Of Yangtse Valley May Be Next Important Step In Revolution By Universal Service April Chinese mobs drove Americans out of Changsha today and the refugees are making their way to on the Yangtse crowded on the deck of the river gunboat They barely escaped in a report to the state depart ment The Chinese had followed their boycott against American goods with antiAm erican threats and the consul there decided upon a precipi tate flight to avoid a The refugees have a long journey before them down a torturous river that flows into theJYangtse and then down the where the are makingf their last Evacuation Signal Their arrival at Hankow maf the signal for general evacua tion of the entire Yangtse Val The situation there is re ported to the state department ns being extremely tenso and a Is there is a formidable armada of American and other foreign warships at that which have orders to protect their nationals at all costs until a general evacuation can be There are now at Hankow lour American eight Japa nese including two six two French and one Ital ian The Ameri can Is proceeding down the river from Chunking witli American refugees aboard and should reach Hankow at about the same time as the Refugee ships of other nations are also proceeding to About 100 Americans and much larger number of Japa nese and British still remain in Consul General Lock hart reported today that the Chi nese have occupied the former German concession adjoining the Japanese and that trouble is feared at any Gather At Waterfront The Americans as well as tha British have been gathered alon the where they can board warships if The Japanese are evacuating their nationals down the river as rapid 1 as but many still re Until all can be taken out the Japanese say they will defend their As soon as the Americans British cii be the warships of the two powers will desert the Yangtse for leaving the valley to the warring No further effort will be made to go up the it was and the numbering upwards of 200 who See CHINESE Page 4 Infant Squirrels Join Cat Family April 7 A generous tabby cat here Is exemplifying daily the eternal mother longing for things little and Three kittens of her own did not close the heart of the feline to She has adopted two baby The cat belongs to Drlenhofer on Eastland A son of Drlenhofer found the two Infant squirrels In a tree near his The problem of nourishment and mothering for the tiny animals presented it They placed in Tab bys family Tabby is well She devotes as much care in caring for the two orphans as she does her The have their fostar
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