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   Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - April 23, 1927, Abilene, Texas                                West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THE WEATHER WEST SATURDAY APRIL FOURTEEN PAGES NUMBER CHIEF WITNESS IN WELLS CASE SLAIN Completed In GraySnyder Murder Trial Show 99 X 38 HOMELESS IN SOUTH FLOOD REGIONS Coolidge Issues Appeal For Sufferers Many In Danger Of Drown Says Wire By The Associated Press April known up ward of more than square miles of land inundated and the crest of the flood still to This was the story the Low er Mississippi valley told to and along with these re ports came others of additional breaks in endangering hundreds of persons and threat ening to add millions of dollars to the already enormous prop erty The number dead included 19 persons who perished when the government launch Pelican was swamped by a break in the Mississippi river levee at Kno wlton while on arescue mission last In Need In his appeal for help for the President Coolidge quot ed Red Cross officials as saying that was a conservative es timate and this number would be doubled or trebled if the floods rise to the predicted heights within the next few former member of the Mississippi levee in a statement at Rosdale tonight said hundreds of persons caught in the delta were In danger of drown Ing unless aid reached them dur Trial Nears For Slayer Of Three lira FIGHT Questions Of Library Recluse ID NEW April stirring appeal for aid was znade tonight by Governor Mur phree of Mississippi at Jackson over a telephone to the Times Picayune For Gods the gover nor His voice was broken by the emotional Tonight we are making an effort to get everybody out of he There is a great flooded area there from which thousands of persons must be rescued and this rescue can be made only by For Gods send us ing the He appealed for boats to assist In the rescue Many families are in trees and on he The flood la spreading I cannot num ber the persons caught in None of them made preparations for this No one had moved their families to the We know these women and ishlldrcn are In the crying for help but the people of Rose dale can give them little assist ance we lack Records Broken This is the most disastrous flood this country has ever Along the lower reaches of the Arkansas and down the Tazoo delta a vast panorama of suffer ing and desolation was spread be fore the Red Cross and other re lief towns and plantations were Inundated refu gee FLOOD DANGERS Page 4 An assist In A day may keeping you But a few minutes a day spent in The NewsClassi fied Ads Is both Interesting reading and profitable to your Ads as sist in your home or your for an Ad Taker when you call The ReporterNews Henry Griffith faces trial at for the murder of his Mollie and her two com and Matthew the father of seven confessed to the according to Russell county saying that he killed his wife because he loved her and she was leaving DECLINES TO Alb ALLIES New York Stir National Politics Warships At Hankow To Protect Uncle Sams Subjects Only By Universal Service April United States warships are massed at Hankow for the eole purpose of protecting American citizens Secretary of the Navy Wilbur announced There is no intention of employ ing the ships for any other pur he In reply to criticism in some quarters for hav ing so many ships It was pointed out that Hankow Is one of the largest commercial cities In China and that Americans have large private interests In some 100 Americans are still within the city and quite a large number in the interior it was So far It has been impracticable to evacuate all Americans from Hankow and until this can be done it Is considered desirable to have sufficient ships to protect it was The situa tion is somewhat aggravated by the fact that there are upwards of unemployed wlthin the with always the dangers of a mob getting beyond control of the Strong pressure was being exert ed on the United States today to have this government cooperate In every way with the It was that these efforts are of no avail and that the admin istration is determined not to be come embroiled In a possible war fare to protect Interests of Great Japan and Italy The United States will as in the to cooperate fully in the actual protection of lives and property of but will insist upon absolute Independence in dealing with the situation diplo It was Former Borger City Judge Released By Court Order By The Associated Press April George former Borger city judge and justice of the arrested and started to Austin Thursday by has been released on habeas corpus on formation that he was not the Webb wanted at Austin for appropriation of He was taken to Stinnett from Panhandle and released Information that the wrong Webb had been apprehended came in a telegram from the tneriff at Aus Sheriff Burleson of Travis Principals Demonstrate Interest As Selection Of Final Juror For Case Is Made BY DAMON RUNYON Universal Service Staff Cor respondent LONG ISLAND April had fallen and a cold rain was slashing at the narrow windows of the old Queens county court house in Long Island City tonight when the jury was finally com pleted for the trial of Ruth Brown Snyder and Henry Judd It really seemed an occasion for cheering when the attor neys for the state and the de fendants muttered no chal lenge after their examination of Phillip a teacher of electrical installation of Elm but bailiffs quickly hammered down a mumble among the most of them talesmen waiting to be and as quickly quelled an impulse in the press section toward immediate evacuation of the Sighs of Relief the bailiffs could not restrain a general eigh of relief from all present as the blonde Ruth Snyders cold face took on a sudden rush of pink color and even the inert Gray stirred and straight ened He bad been whispering to William Millard throughout the examination of It would appear that the listless little corset salesman was Impressed by the man who became juror As a matter of McCabe was the thirteenth juror At a moment when it looked as if the jury was all assembled this after Justice Townsend Scudder suddenly excused one Harry Arn the only unmarried man who had passed the fire of questions from the embattled He was juror a but not working at the job and he lives at Rockaway He received his dismissal with an expression of deep but hastily left the This was after the original number Frederick had been accept so the attorneys had to search for another Dismissal Mystery No reason was given for Arnolds though there is much It came after the lawyers had done a lot of whispering about the matter at the noon recess and was given out as by At oclock McCabe was taken and the other eleven men who had been sitting patiently against the back wall of the court some for many moved See SXYDER TRIAL Page 4 Lamesa Woman Is Named Club Head April 22 was elected president of the Seventh district of the Texas Federation of Womens Clubs at the close of a threeday convention Dal hart was chosen for the next con vention city after a spirited con test with Memphis and Other officers elected fpllow First vice Quanah second vice presi Lamesa Miss Gladys Houston Amnesia Victim Found In West Texas City Aprl Houston civil a victim of who disappeared from his home here on April and for whom a widely extended search has been conduct has btten found at his Captain of the Houston flre wld Charles who likes to think and talk in terras of In York there is a retired a studious well He is Charles author of a series of letters to Governor Al containing questioning theories on the re lation of to Marshall has never been Identified with any political organiza His he is solely and simply that of an American citizen and a From this aloof from organized politics has come one of the political sensations of the Story on page Youth At Alpine Shoots Self To Evade Jail Cell Wife Tips Officers Off To Hus Special to The News April Believing himself betrayed by the woman he Will formerly of this sent a bullet Into his heart at Alpine yesterday while seeking his were knocking at the door of his The youth was wanted on a charge of driving a car while whose father op erates a local was indict ed in Last Sheriff Turnbow sent a warrant for him to Oklahoma AVhile being brought here he escaped from officers at Holliday and further search for him had been fruit less until last A telephone call from his wife at Alpine inforrnet Sheriff Turnbow that Caruthers wis Alpine officers were in formed and went to the home of where he was He sought refuge under a and on realizing that he had been trap ended his The dead man is survived by his a his wid ow and two Corpus Christi Dies At Mineral Wells By The Associated Press CORPUS April publisher and general manager of the Corpus ChristI died at oclock this morning at Mineral The body will bebrought to Corpus ChristI for who was 61 years old and a native of had been In Texas for 15 years and had been associated with a number of Texas news He had been In the news By The Associated Press Thirtyeight persons are known to have perished and have been homeless in the spreading Ar kansas and Mississippi The property and crop damage already is estimated at many mil lions of Scores of cities and towns and millions of acres of rich farm lands were under water last Several thousand refugees In the Misslsslpl delta region and near were in a precari ous position as they clung to trees and housetops awaiting Hundreds of the homeless were marooned on two trains of box cars in the Marianna cutoff near with efforts to reach them a town of was flooded with water supply cut off and boats and rafts the only means of New breaks in the Mississippi dykes were threatened north of Vicksburg and on the Lousiana side across from connected with the Times for six MOODY AT BATTLE OF FLOWERS CBy The Associated Press SAN April of Fort Sam Houston and conversed with ground today the pilot of a plane In the air above him through a two way radio set The conversation was held dur ing a courtesy visit with Major Ernest commandant of the Eighth corps army Early In the day General Hinds had called on the governor in his hotel Alleged Fictitious Suit Basis Of Contempt Proceedings Hearing Set For Tuesday April One of the most unusual cases to be tried in a Texas court has been set for a hearing in the 90th dis trict court here April 26 when three one acting as attorney for the Texas Employers Insurance another sale to have been employed by thai company for Investigation work and the third the agent for the same company In Breckenridge were cited to appear to show cause why they are not to be adjudged guilty of contempt of court as the result of an alleged fictitious suit tried on April John of Arnett also of and R are those cited in the order issued by Judge Hamlin and requiring them to appear to answer contempt What tho Order States According to points set up in the order of the Arnett Dor brandt brought suit against tha Texas Employers Insurance As sociation asking that an award of the Texas Industrial Accident Board be set rslde and that he be allowed to recover damages for In juries alleged to have been sustain ed by The order further recites that the suit was tried on April thnt Dorbrandt secured testimony In the trial from two local physicians summoned as witnesses and that when placed on the stand hlmself denied that he had sustained any Suspicions Aroused The order then states that John attorney of record for the Texas Employers Insurance Asso told the court In sub stance and effect that his Texas Employers Insurance Associ had paid off a number of claims arising at Breckenridge and so became suspicious of certain physicians at and had employed said Arnett Dor brandt to Investigate a certain claim which said client had paid off that in making said Investigation said Arnett Dorbrandt feigned the In juries mentioned In plaintiffs pleading In said both to his said attorney who filed said plead ing and to his physicians who tes tified In this and to the In dustrial Accident Board of the State of Three members of the local Lyndsay Charles Clark and have been appointed by the court to represent the tribunal In the Lindsey Case Now In Supreme Court By Universal Service April Judge Ben noted Juvenile court Judge of today carried to the United States supreme court his to upset a decision of the Colorado court ousting him from Ho as serted that the state court had not given him a fair trial After Judge Lindsay had been declared elected In 1924 for an other term had begun his election was contested by his opponent In the the ate Royal Charges of fraud and miscount of ballots were filed against Judge The state district court at Denver dismissed the case but the etate court reversed the lower court and Issued an order that Judge Lindsey be TIRE AT VALERA By The Associated Irestf April Crenshaw was severely burned n a flre at Valera which destroyed his homo containing the telephone The Cole rnan fire department went to the but arrived too late to of much Tha amount of damage was not Crenshaw was In a hospital Friday night PROHHERTAIKELO GROCER ARRESTEIFOLLOMIK FATAL SHOOTHKOFCLAIDEIANIES Escaped Convict In Abilene County Jail Expresses Gladness At News Of Former Accomplices Death Then Changes Statement A fresh figuring in the Coleman WellsMitchell holdup was enacted at San Angelo yesterday with the shooting to death of Claude the states trump witness in the forthcoming Wells prominent San Angelo was arrested in connection with Manies In the custody of seven Wells left the Abilene county jail last night for where he will await He was indicted by a Coleman county grand jury Thursday for the murder of January Manies was shot while standing in front of the Tom Green county jail chatting with James a deputy He had just furnished bonds of apiece in six cases charging it is fired five shots at two taking ef He refused to make a statement following his 1 Preliminary hearing is slated 1 A i i a i at 10 o clock this DOKEISHEU AFTER ATTACK OHREPORTERS Son Of Late Auto Baron With FlyfhgFists By The Associated Press SAN April Horace Dodge son of a for mer automobile was at liberty on ball here today on charges of assault and preferred against him by news papermen whom he greeted with flying The Interviewers found Dodge aboard the steamship President Madison after his arrival here from where he was reported to have sought reconciliation with his Dodge returned to San Francisco on the same vessel from tho Islands refusing an Interview beyond the feeble denial that there had been a When newspapermen asked Dodge about it the battle After locking reporters in his knocking down a cameraman named wreck ing his and engaging in a fist fight with John newspaperman who apparently gave him the worst of the Dodge sought refuge on the steam er and when he finally did walk down the gangway to the dock he was taken to the city jail and released after the ball had been furnished by Herbert a Then was resumed the pursuit of Dodge by newspapermen who had not yet learned whether the mil lionaire and his wife were recon Dodge and Luther were whisked through heavy traffic In the automobile of Conrad son of Congreaswoman but after a while Dodge evidently tired of the had Kahn stop the car and granted a newspaperman an No definite motive for the Ing of Manies had been put ward last other than that Manies and Wellshad robbed of tammftxV stores of BANK DEBITS HERE SHOW GAIN IN WEEK Total debits to individual ac counts In Abllenes four banks for the week ending April showed a gain of over the preceding and a gain of over the same week for the year Debits for the past week For the week before they vere and for the veck ending April 1926 were Infant Strangles On Rubber Pacifier April Strangled on a rubber ho six months old son of and Selman died here to night despite physicians efforts at esuscitatlon with a Doctors were called after the baby began gasping for air but could not reach the rubber piece with surgical and call ed in the fire department pul hoping thus to prolong life lc a throat incision was Tho before he operation started Lammey that Manlei knew where the money Lammey is ed through District Attorney Wal ter Early of the Coleman dis to have unsuccessfully tempted to get Manies to return the Wells was Indicted Thursday by the Coleman county grand Identification of him by the widow of Mitchell as the slayer of her husband and the testimony of given were grounds upon which he was charg ed with the He had been jail here since March when he was arrested by Deputy Whaley and Policeman Britton for shooting of Julius a He was given 15 years In tho penitentiary for assault to murder the the trial having been held a few days after he had been here by On being Informed yesterday of the death of Manies Wells branded him as a He de nied that ho was In Coleman the nipht Mitchell was killed but ad mitted that with hod committed a series of robberies in West among them being the Plggly Wiggly store job at San Mantes Waited Manies vas waiting in his auto mobile a short distance from tne store when Mitchell was ac cording to District Earlys report of Manies Wella returned to Mantes car and the two made their escape from Cole Officers at Coleman have been shown the route followed out of Wells and Manies went from there to Menard where they committed burglaries so that an effort could be made to establish an alibi should they be connected the killing of Early Sheriff Hamilton of Cole Sheriff Earl McWilliams of George Maddox and Leon Shields cama here early last evening for They were accompanied back to C leman by Sheriff OBar and Deputy Frank U was reported last night from Cole man that Wells will be tried In few Wells Denies Crime When interviewed yesterday Wells denied he was in Coleman the night Mitchell was Ho said that he and Manies that on the road between Rock Springs and and did not visit Coleman on that Ha then confessed to details of rob beries that have puzzled officers ia many counties for Wells statement follows Mitchell was killed at Coleman on the night of I drifted into Abilene January 23 and regis tered at a rooming house on the south I stayed here two leaving on the morning of the The roads were and I was bumming I made sorter slow progress and spent the night of the 25th In I got into Bal llnger on the and spent night 1 burglarized a but did not have anr Planned I got to San Angelo on the 17th and met Manies by appoint SCO AXGFLO SLATIXG 4   

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