Abilene Morning Reporter, December 14, 1924

Abilene Morning Reporter

December 14, 1924

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Abilene Morning Reporter (Newspaper) - December 14, 1924, Abilene, Texas toll absooiatid nam ripost by matt wmH id i»?i—rnRTvIstx pages s,:(iix SMUGGLERS SLAY EL P NEWS IN PICTURES a a 8    « On Board Launch Chinese Bandits Seized i i mini mi................ INSTITUTE WILL BE ny MORE THAN 300 TEACHERS WILL ATTEND SESSIONS DURING THE WEEK LABOR LEADER IS CALLED BY DEATH *eath of Gompers MayiDisrnpt A F. of MANY EDUCATORS TO SPEAK By the Associated Preen. KAN ANTONIO, Dec. I*.— Tho (rain bearing the body of Samuel Gobi pore left here tonight at lf :#7 fort he cast. 'pan ANTONIO, Texas, Dec. 13 Dean I 'lh nm as Davis And Si I    Antonio    has    seen her great uean J. I nomas L/avis rtiu*    nrnMMtnn. for the living and she Corps of Expcrtl WU1 Be in Control of Instruction Program Here. . FO • * rn tin wm I ' lhs Wi-twittd** rive Sisters of Civility from Convent Station, N. J., were on board a launch attacked by bandit* (tear Hankow, China. Two of them were led away captives, but later released, according to dispatches. Ail of the nuns had been in China but a few weeks. From left to right they aret Mister* Maria I.o-fatta Halllgan. Patricia Rose Hurley, Maria Electa McDermott, Mary Finan Griffin (fuperloreas), and Mary Devote Hoi** Here's Proof of Japan’s Aerial Hopes Teachers of Callahan and Taylor county schols who gather here Monday for tho annual institute began arriving Saturday and by the opening of the week’s session Monday morning more than 300 teachers win be in the city. The institute will continue through Friday. Superintendent R. D. Green of the Abilene public schools will be In charge of the institute during Monday, County Superintendent M A. Williams stated Saturday. Superintendents of Baird, Merkel and Callahan county will preside on other days during the week. Arrangements to furnish every accommodation possible to the visiting teachers have been made, the county superintendent continued. A committee ha* been arranged nued. A d ut the will dt- high achoo! and this group reel the visitors to the meetings and act as a general information bureau. Persons wanting boarders during the week were requested bv Superintendent Williams to be present at the high school Monday morning wh^re they may report the number they desire to the committee. Dean J. Thomas Davis of John Tarleton College and his corps of expert* will be in charge of the instruction program, Thi* group wa* secured following a conference of superintendent* of Taylor and Callahan countie* and Abilene, Baird and Merkel, Enrollment Monday. processions for the living and she has buried her illustrious dead, but tonight, in a manner entirely different, she prepared to give back to the nation a son of toil whom death had loaned her for a fleeting moment. strange to the rugged Sam Gompers. could he have looked upon them, would have been the scenes of his funeral cortege as his mortal body was started on its long Journey home. His last ride In (Tftr-etty of his death was to be on an artillery caisson, and the last escort for the man who had fought all his life, but always in civilian clothes, was to be composed of men in military uniform. The music of a military band and the rumble of a military carriage were to be his requiem. The firemen and the police of the city. Ban Antonio** municipal officials, her civic and commercial organizations and her host of labor bowed in common homage to a more than common master.    * Sleeping in his great bronze casket in a flag draped house of death the late president of the American Federation of Labor, drew to himself throughout the day the men of labor and the men of capital. DERWOOD WHYS A SECO* ^miBED INSPECTOR IS UNINJURED A WASHINGTON NEWSPAPER MADE CHARGE RELATIVE TO MUSCLE SHOALS ALL SMUGGLERS ESCAPED CHARGE SCANDAL ATTEMPT Trying to Create Another Tea Pot Dome Scandal It the Charge Made by Senator Relative to Editorial ASKS POSTAL RITES INCREASE BE MADE I POSTMASTER GENERAL NEW 1 IN RECOMMENDATIONS TO CONGRESS NOW ■WASHINGTON, D. C.. Dre. 13 — Senator Underwood, democrat, Alabama, today obtained unanimous consent of the senate to have a senate investigation of statements LETTERS TO BE EXCEPTED mad. about the Und.rwod Mu.de Ra(e A(Jvance, Would Yield fContinued on Page 2, Column 4.) LIFE THREATENED tit BV. Here is pro of that Japan Is striving for wucce** In Ch* mtr. These are just a few of hundreds of new f% the army has bought. They arc the last word in aircraft—not flimsy and dilapidated Uke many tel* Sam's. Th** planes shown here are lining up for a gigantic mock battle aa part of the sit* irs of tho emperor's military forces.    ________ ■Enrollment, collection of fees i Rome Honors Her ABILENE PROQREtftlVE CITIZEN* OF an I appointment of e*»«inuittee* by the superintendents will be tile principal matters of busine** taken up Monday morning. Director Davis also will outline the work to be done and this will be taJken up Monday afternoon. Music will be furnished Monday morning by the Simmons fine arts department. Dr. J C Burkett, pastor of the Southside Baptist church here, will conduct the devotional Mayor Charles E. Combes will deliver the address of welcome and Superin- (Continued on Page ll, Column 2) TESTIMONY OFFERED AT SATURDAY TRIAL AT AMARILLO CHARGES. Shoals bill and himself of an edi torlal appealing in today’s issue} of the Washington Herald. The editorial wa* referred to the judiciary committee, which wa* given authority to subpoena the author of the editorial and oth#*r eprsons to “get at the bottom of the charges." The Alabama senator and former democratic floor leader declared the newspaper had charged him with having been Influenced in preparing his bill by the Alabama Power company and with yielding to corpora ted influences in his pub-L- life. Senator Underwood that the inference wa* “a lie a Total of $66,390,750 to Meet Additional Costs of Department WASHINGTON, D. C„ Dec. 13.— Increases in postal rates on virtually all classes of mall except letter mal! were recommended to congress today by Postmaster General New. In a letter to Senator Sterling, chairman of tim senate postoffice declared committee, Mr. New recommended and I rate advances to yield $66,390,750 EL PASO, Texas. Dec. IS.—Liquor smugglers in ambush on the banks of the Rio Grande tonight shot and killed Immigration Inspector Frank Clark. Inspector Clark was on duty with Herbert Brown, another inspector, who was fired upon but not injured. Clark was shot In the stomach by the smugglers, one of whom was in view and four of whom w ere hiding in the brush on the American side of the river. All the smugglers escaped. 3 Killed. ELKHART, Ind., Dec. 13.—Henry Went*, a policeman, and two negroes were shot and killed, and another man wa* seriously wounded in a gun battle at a road house four miles west of here late this afternoon. The police were called to the place to subdue a shooting affray. BATTLESHIPS GAU RESIST BOMBS SAYS he believed "the editorial was pur-ja year, approximately covering the chased by th# Interest' who are ' additional cost* provided for in the trying to gobble this power’* at I vetoed postal employes pay increase Muscle Shoals.    1    bill. Taking up a statement in the edi- On second class mail consisting torlal that President Coolidge “docs I entirely of newspapers and period-not want a Teapot Dome scandal J bals the postmaster general asked TEXAS RANGER IS WITNESS Captain Frank Hamer Is Among Witnesses in Former District Attorney and Mrs. Hobart's Trial AMARILLO, Texas, Dec. 13.— Testimony offered today by the state in the trial of former District Attorney Ernest T. Miller and Mrs. I Ruth Hobart, alleged that both the I defendants, at different times, had I threatened the life of the woman’s j husband, E. W. Hobart—the man - for whose death they are now on LOSS ESTIMATED AT $75,000    .hat PORTION OF RECORDS    ,if he came to hi* office again 1T,„r.r.    ; following an affray between the \> uKL SA\ LD.    lawyer and Hobart, while M-s. Ho-* _____    %    bart on a previous date, while liv- f I ing at Plainview telephoned a dep-I uty sheriff her husband had beaten in his administration,** Underwood continued* "This slimy snake that crawls through an editorial barn is too cowardly to attack the president of tho United States anc* seeks by innuendo to attack other people who are trying to carry out the president's ideas, i The heading of the editorial. Senator Underwood said. was “anlet her Teapot Demit* is thrust upon j Mr. Coolidge." It said, he told the senate, that ’’President Coolidge I will disregard those advisers who seek his support of th# I nder-wood bill, now in the senate, authorizing the secretary of war to lea*# Muscle Shoal* for fifty year* to the Alabama Power Company.” "This Blimy snake.” he declared, “that crawls through an editorial column bearing misrepresentation and slime is too cowardly to attack the president of the United States and seeks by lnnundo and charge to attack other people who are only carrying out exactly what the president of the United States had recommended.” “To say that It is going to create a Teapot Dome scandal,” he wild, “la identical with saying that if the matter shall go to the president we can not trust him but that he will betray the confidence which the American people reposed in him w hen he wa* elected president of the United States last November.” QUITMAN, Texas. Dec. IS - STATE SENATOR WOOD HURT IN AUTO SMASH for an increase in rates designed to yield $10,376,600, The rate on postcard* would be increased from the present one cent to one and oho half cents, yielding an additional $12,500,000. On fourth cia** mail or parcels post. the increases could amount to ftbout $12,000,601*. On third class mail. v hic** is largely circulars and direct lh all advertising, rate* would be increased to produce $ I S,OOO.OOO. Other increase* included: Registered letters, to produce $4,666,-OOO. Money orders $3.500,OOO. Postal Insurance $3.»5S.006, Collect on delivery $1,161,006. Of the $16,876,600 increase in second class rates, the postmaster general estimated that all but $1,-066,000 would be borne by publisher* of newspapers and periodicals. Tho remainder he proposed to raise by increases on newspaper* mailed by individual*. There would be no change, under the plan, In the pres* rn I l-2c a pound rate on the reading portions of newspaper*. Certain cia**#* of periodicals. including tho* devoted to agriculture, also would* escape an Increase on residing matter. Rate* on the advertising portions of publications subject lo tone rates would be Uncreased two cent* a pound in the first, second and third wines, and one cent * pound TESTS ON UNCOMPLETED HULL OF WASHINGTON WAS EVIDENCE. WASHINGTON. Dm. It.—Mod-era l*att!e*h!ps hive the power of resisting bombs carried by the type of airplanes possessed by the United State* army, Major General Patrick, chief of the air service. said today in testifying before the house committee investigating air-<M$4*9MttQUKk4-- ^Uv.,. Tests on (tie hull of th# uncool Pleted battleship Washington off the Virginia Capes recently, lie said, proved that the army bomb ing craft were obsolescent and should be replaced with bigger and more powerful ships capable of carrying bombe which would be effective against modern enemy capital ships. The United States, he said, had developed types of bombing plane* which equalled any in the world but the majority of the bomber* now In service, were of an older type- The statement to th#* commute* was in lire with that by Secretary Wilbur in his recent appearance before the house naval appropriations subcommittee in urging that funds be made available to strengthen the decks and instil ii blister protection on pre-Jutland battleships of the American fleet. (Continued on Page ll. Column 3> HOLD TWO PRISONERS IN JUAREZ FOR ROBBERY DR. SCOTT HOLLIS Dr. Scott Hollis is in charge of the x-ray laboratory recently installed at the new West Texas Baptist Sanitarium here. The laboratory Is very modern in every detail and Dr. Hollis has had much t Experience in the field of Roentgen ray work. He was born In Abilene Febru ary 4, 1&95 and attended the Ahi lene High Si’hool. Atter graduation | cjty wat^,r inn\i. constructed of Madam Bernice De Paeon*!!, American one* a singer, hag been accorded membership in the Royal Academy philharmonic at Rome —the highest honor musically In a ll Europe. She Is the only one who** membership has been won t brough vocal rather than instrumental ability. Sick Oysters Produced These 10K8K=*BSn=2XX from the high school he attended Simmons College and later Southwestern University at Georgetown He graduated from the Baylor University Medical department at Dallas in IBIS and came to Abilene where he began practicing medicine. During the war he served as a Lieutenant in the Navy and in 1919 was discharged from the service. Kine# that time he has been prac destroyed by fire herd today with an estimated loss of $75,000 covered by approximately -$0,000 Insurance. The records from the county clerks office were saved, but firemen have not yet examined the interior of the vault In the district clerks office to ascertain the damage there. The fire orginated on the second floor of tho building about 8 p. rn. and within a fe wmoments the entire structure wa* a mas* of fin inc*. Firemen from Mineola. Winnsboro and Alba. who were called, centered their effort* to preventing the spread of tho flames. The water supply of the community was endangered when the cypress. was ignited by sparks, but this blase wa* quickly extinguished. The business section of the city was endangered also. LEAGUE DF NUNS Ant boreas Dies. BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 13. —Mrs. George W, Crowder, authoress whose stories and poems w ere published in a number of stags- ^    sines under the name of Clara tieing YrT A bile n e* Vn<T l“year^ ‘a“go I Humphrey Ch row der, died at her installed an X-ray laboratory which! home here today. hat® h*r*n In Gnrrntlnn sin.'** ha* been in operation since. Dr. Hollis was married to Ruby Norton of Abilene in 1611. He is a member of the American Legion, the Taylor County Medical Society, the State Medical Society, and the American Medical Association. TO CANVASS THE TEXAS RETURNS DURING MONDAY AUSTIN, Hee. IS.-—Returns of the stet# election held last November w ill be canv assed next Monday by the state canvassing board, headed by Governor Neff. AU re turn*, with the exception of the votes cast for governor and lieutenant governor, will be tabulated. Tho legislature will canvass the returns for governor and lieutenant governor. Returns from fifteen counties have not been received out of 252 counties in the state. And now they may cost Mrs. Irving Bloomingdale $120,000. assessed her by Uncle Sam for importing: the pearls without declaring them. The pearls nro valued at $60,000 end were taken from Mr*. Bloomingdale’* baggage P$hen she returned on the Aq,titania Nov, i, Swedish Premier 111. COPENHAGEN. Den.. Dec. 13. Sweden, is seriously Uh according; I to advices reaching here today. It ; was said that he hail developed | inflammation of the lung* and that grave fear* for his recovery were entertained. GOODFELLOW FUND The Go*d fell ow* are on the job again, all set to brighten many live* in Abilene this Christmas-time. Do you want to be a Good -fellow? it's easy. Just make a contribution to the Goodie! low Christmas cheer Fund. and you'll belong. Contribution* will be recetv-ed by the Reporter, and acknowledged through its columns from day to day, Every penny thus received will be used to provide Christmas cheer for families and individuals who otherwise would go ch eerie**. It will be administered by the Red Cross. and will be distributed where it is most needed and where it vv 111 do the most good. Get that happy feeling that cornea from making others happy, and give something to the Goodfellow Fund. Th* list is started off by the Reporter, with * contribution of $:5.oo. again, I ii kill him,” tho witnesses said. Miller signed personal notes in payment of a car for Mrs. Hobart a few weeks before the encounter in his office. W. N. McCarty, automobile dealer testified. Miller 'transacted the deal” for Mrs. Hobart, said the witness, who was the last of a score on the stand today. Captain Hamer Testifies. Another important state witness was Frank Hamer of Austin, ranger captain, who testified he was in Miller's office in August, 192$. when he found the lawyer crying. He remarked that hi* "old girl had gotten married” Hamer said, adding “I will kill him and whip — out of her.” Hobart went to Millers office about two months before the salesman's bullet-pierced body was found on the outskirt* of the city. and wa* whipped by the lawyer in (Continued on Page Ii, Column I) AUSTIN, Dec. 13.—A. K, Wood of Granger, member of the state senate, sustained a broken collarbone, and James Parmele, Granger farmer, wa* injured when the car in which they were riding overturned on the Fiskvllle road several miles north of here shortly before noon today. The men we*# brought to Austin for medical attention, Senator Wood later returning to his home, while Parmele is in a hospital here. NO ACTION IS TAKEN ON THE ANGLO-EGYPTIAN TANGLE TO RESUME IN MARCH EL PASO. Dec. 13.—Two prisoners. arrested at Villa Ahumada were being held tonight at military headquarters in Juarez for investigation in connection with the bandit attack October 16 on a Chihuahua and Orient® train. 41 miles south of Juarez, in which B. F. Barker, auditor of the Erup-eion Mining Company and eight other men were shot to death. The entire crew was killed by the bandits, who escaped with a payroll. CABINET QUITS MONDAY BERUN. Dee. 13.—Chancellor Marx at a meeting with socialist leaders this evening, announced that the cabinet would resign Monday. Slim Jim and the Force The Kelly Kids Freckles and His Friends Oar Boarding House Out Our Way Salesman Sam Just Boy—Elmer ▲ Page of Comic Strips These Eight full pages of comics with our Sunday issue, together with Tho Western Weekly, an Eight Page Sunday Magazine Section, are all included with the low price of .65 Daily and Sunday, For One Year. See jour home town agent, postmaster send direct to this office. The Abilene Morning Reporter “Associated Press Leased Wires” ABILENE. TEXAS. v By the Associated Press. RO:IE, Italy, ive ll.—Laying a new emphasis on the power of the Geneva peace protocol to allay the anxieties of mankind, the thirty second session of .he council of the league of nations adjourned today with its members expressing determination to pursue the study of the protocol on the reduction of armaments. France has given notice through I former Premier Brtand that she iaj ♦ ready to base her world policies on the protocol and henceforth submit all her disputes for arbitration. She was ready, it was stated, to even examine amendments to th# protocol in a friendly spirit. The members of the council separated today without taking any action on the Anglo-Egyptian dispute and it was learned that one consideration entering into this decision, although indirectly, was the sentiment that the time had arrived in Europe when violence must be checked in the interests of ell and bolshevism not permitted to Increase its inroads on (ho continental nations. Recent activities of the communists in Franc** have caused some uneasiness and have been privately discussed by several members of the council. Count Quinones De Leon. Spanish representative in the council, announced hist night that he expected the council to assemble rn Madrid next December. Announcement was made that Great Britain had sent a not© to the league asking that the Irish treaty not be recognized aa an instrument capable of being registered under the provisions of the covenant, bemuse England does not regard that document sui an in urnational treaty. The effect of th*- move, It is said, Is that England wiU refuse to recognize any Irish appeal to th® league based tm * convention which the British declare they regard as a charter of liberty and not as a treaty between m ■ sovereign elate*. Post >25.000 Forfeit. BA NESFIELD, Cal., Dee. 13.— Mining and financial interest* of New York have posted a forfeit of $25,60 in connection with an offer to purchase the capital stock of the California Sand Silver, Inc. consisting of 1.286.660 share#, and the stock is being escrowed with intent to consummate the deal. according to Alfred Harrell, president of the company. WEATHER WKATH6R BUREAU U. t. Osesrtmen* et Atrtecltur# ABILENE. Texas. Dec. 13.—For Abilene and vicinity: Sunday partly cloudy. For East Texas:    Sunday    partly cloudy. For West Texas:    Sunday    partly cloudy, not much change in temperature. WASHINGTON, Dec. II.- The weather outlook for the week beginning Monday; West Gulf States:    Mostly    fair with temperature below normal except probably rain about middle of veek. I Slliperutm'ar SATURDAY A..M PM Dry \ her room et er Wet thermometer Relative humidity ♦-Degree*. I _____ . 49 #9 n $ •s 70 72 4 ..... , it ft 5 ,.«.. . st IO 6 ..... Bt I **«#.* . lf’ .,<< Ai ..... 9 ...., . 47 . it 73 I0 .... . ie it ..... . st ,, Noon .. Suarlso ;;; 7 jai Sunset 5:34 it rn. I; sit*! p. ta 49* #»• .1* : Ll,, ;