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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - April 13, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THE WITHER WItT In wirthwatt Tfcurtilty VOLUME 1 Price 5 Cents WEDNESDAY APRIL NUMBER RES DIE IN TEXAS i JVM Thousands Cheer Stage Genius At Departure For Prison A A HT n A AUT T7 A CHINESE SOLDIERS BATTLE ON YANGTSE Warships Return But Fail To Halt Shooting Cantonese Again in Control By Universal Service April American destroyers and ships with refugees aboard are almost continuously under fire on the Yangtse it was stated at the White House Thus has developed one of the gravest and most danger ous problems with which the United States has to deal in American ships have been ordered to return the fire and are doing it was but have so far been unable to si lence the firing from both banks of tite which of Americans try ing to reach Shanghai and Danger Develops At the same time a new element of danger developed when it was learned that three Chinese cruisers are now operating on the For the present they are said to firing upon the Cantonese posi tions on either of the but there is apprehension that they aay not hesitate to prey upon any iefuge ships which ventured down the river without protection of It was indicated that the Can who appaTently had been defeated by the North China stopped their retreat as re inforcements up and are making a determined Admiral Clarence com manderinchief of the American forces in reported by radio that retreat has If this Is verified it will again put the Cantonese in control of the It was Coolidge Hopeful It was eaid for President Cool that he is so hope ful that the demands which this has made on the Can tonese for protection of lives and property and indemnity for the Nanking outrages will bemet that no consideration has been given to iwprtoals in caseof a refusal to do It was also that this government has not Syet fixed a Hme limit within which the de mands must be By Universal Service April is bt a etate of ferment JBerlous internal dissension be tween the left and right wings of the Nationalists is reported from various During the there was serious fighting In this be tween Nationalists troops and guerilla gunmen of the extremists In the Nationalist soldiers are arresting many of the extrem and martial law has been Louttag by the Nationalists Is reported from Residents of the city are in a state of ap it is because of a possible Northern Air planes of the Northern troops are bombing Nanking and Pukow inter advices Communists Held Two hundred and two machine guns were captured when the Nationalists raided extremist groups here last Pitched Feminine Figures In Divorce Trial battles between the Nationalist and continued sporadically in armed It la More than guerillas have been imprisoned at Nationalist Three hundred fifty guerillas trapped by Nationalists at tire commercial after nina hours of machine giin engage The divorce suit of Colonel Ed ward wealthy New York lawyer and publisher and campaign manager for the late President has brought thrillseeking crowds to the Chi cago courtroom where it is being Colonel Carrington who re cently caned his Campbell in front of their New York names him as charging Car rington visited his Miss Inegborg pretty blond New York top photo testified that she often had seen Carrington enter a flat where Campbell Carrington had seen to enter The been other photo is of Carringtons daugh by a previous mar LAMBERT OF MARLARD NOW LOCATED HERE Bonham Heads District Headquarters Removed From Cisco Marland Oil Company of Texas yesterday moved its district land department office from Cisco to the Clinton building at South Sec ond and Chestnut street Bonham is in charge of this with and Joe ecout the other members of the local ex ecutive Marland is one of the largest op has spent large sums durig the past two years for wildcat Constant shifting of the greater part of oil activity westward prompted the that the office may be located with re gard to the most active i i SEEKS DIVORCE By universal Service NEW that William will sue her hus band for divorce in a Paris court obtained tcday from an inti mate friend and counselor tae nocletr Demonstration Is Most Remarkable In History Of New York Sobs At Surrender By Universal Service NEW April Fiye thousand persons cheered Earl Carroll today when he boarded the train for where he will serve a year and a day in prison for telling a federal jury that the pretty Joyce Hawley never oc cupied his famous Goodbye shouted his sympathizers and acquaintances when he reached the situation with four other prisoners in a big Goodbye Car roll out to the throng and he made his way into the There was Abroad grin on his Police Necessary As the crowd surged around several persons were bowled ove in the crush and it took the com bined efforts of 25 patrolmen an several detectives to clear a path for him to the The demonstration was the most remarkable ever given In New York to a man about to begin a prison The theatrical producer was ap patently in good spirits when thi train pulled This was a grea contrast to his attitude when he surrendered to Marshal William Hecht this At that time he broke down am While his finger prints were being taken the tears rolled down his cheeks and he sobbed convul He was very pale and ner I want my wife near me in At lanta when I am down he As he entered the federal build ing he was greeted by newspaper A Grand loser I am a good he said In a trembling voice He was taken to the marshals strong room where he collapsed In It was there that he was Among others who called on him at the federal building was Dor othy one of the beauties of his She wept hysteri cally at the sight of the Later he became so unnerved hat the officers forbade other vis itors to see He was spared the ordeal of for mally surrendering before Judge When his name was called the clerk announced that he had voluntarily surrendered to the Little Appetite At noon a deputy gave him a lunch but Carroll ate Carroll was sent to Atlanta with 20 other Seventeen of after their appearance in the sourt room this morning were eent back to jail to await the prison van which took them to the Carroll and three how received better Earl Stage Veteran Of World Starts Prison Term in the marshals strong which has steel doors but no until almost train time and then were taken to the station In lim By the time they reached the station Carroll had regained his self control and he word a broad grin as the big crowd roared Goodbye American Rights In Mexico Upheld MEXICO April ed States Ambassador Sheffield called at the foreign office and requested and received assur ance that no more Americans will arrested and held In Mexican ails The representations of the Affieri an ambassador came as a result f the repeated Incidents of thti haracter in recent The ait one took place Friday MJfMl LETTERS Carrington Explains Why Endearing Missive Was Written to Brothers Wife By Universal Service April success Is liable to run to a mans and cause him to write en dearing letters to the wife of his That seemed to be about what Campbell Carrington when That long engagement Earl Carroll has contracted to play in Atlanta has been upon the eve of its to be a drama from which the comedy scenes suddenly have been What started out as a naughty farce under the working title of the Bathtub Girl now turns out to be ironic Yesterday vho rose from program boy In New York to one of the worlds greatest show left for the federal penitentiary to serve a year and a day for per Placed upon the witness Carroll had been asked about the girl in the and the young man said no once too FatherLawyer Collapses In Court At News Of Tragedy KANSAS April After beating her 8yearold son to death with a late this John Langs dale wife of an attorney slashed her own The bod ies of the mother and of the boy who was known as John Langs dale were in the attic of ths Langsdale home by a maid shortly after the tragedy Langsdale had been in 111 health and formerly had received treatment In a It is believed the boys desire to his mother from suicide caused his When the mother first began beating the maid hearing his cries ran to the aAic and aided by a grocery boy tofck the child from his moth er an carried him I must go back to the bdy and struggling free from his rescuers he dashed back up steps by the time the maid got to the attic the bodies of mother and son were lying life less oil the The mother had hackel her son to MrLangsdale was In court try ijf a jcase the slaying oc He collapsed In the court room irben the newsof the trage dy wai brought to Heavy Rains Fall Over Texas i I varying from spasmodic showers to nearcloudbursts fell during last night and the first hours of today in almost all cities with in 100 miles of telephone reports received early Wednesday The rainfall here was estimated at approximately show ers having fallen early in the with very hard downpour begin ning soon after Con siderable wind accompanied the Trainmen on the eastbound Tex as Pacific passenger which arrived at reported that rain had fallen continuously along the route from Westbrook in to The precipitation at Loraine and Roscoe was reported to be very Telephone lines to Roby and Hamlin were put out of order by high winds and no weather re ports could be Indica tions here were that practically all the territory northwest had been Snyder reported a hard be ginning at 10 Breckenrldge had a good which began falling at 8 Cisco reported light showers dur ing the first half of the Coleman was visited by a nice which full ubout dark csds Ballinger was the only that had received no mois ture at 1 At that time a severe storm was reported from reported only a light Merkel received a heavy GUARD EMBASSY April Dutch authorities today placed special guards at the American consulate at owing to the Sacco Vanzetil according to a Hlly Mall dUfpfttcb from the DIRIGIBLE ARRIVES April The navy department was ad vised tonight that the dirigible Los Angeles arrived at Cape Charles but experiencing diffi culty In tleing up to the tender and might be flown back to the suit and counter suit of Carrington and Carring in which he Is named as co His testimony came when coun sel for wealthy New York and Chicago publisher asked him about the darling lette ho wrote to My letter was In response to letter frotp Carrington tha came to me when I was In a grea state of hs M son and I believed we had strucl oil in I wrote this foolisl reply Xor which I am very It was a burst of feeling when I wrote that I was planning for her happiness even if you do leave me When you say you think she still loves you do you mean that she had loved you prior to that time he was I dont I thought she was fond of me before she was She never kissed you before she was married Forgets Kisses Then Cam said he did not re member ever having been kissed on his pate by al though she had testified that she did give him a emack on that The only kisses he could remem ber on his bald head were those of a cane In the hands of his Those were Believe my head looked like a Noreaster on Lake Regarding the filmy negligee seen in his Carring ton said It might have been a flan nel nightie for his or it might have been some unrlies he had purchased for his daughter or it might have been baby clothing for his grand The witness denied that his re lations with Carrington had ever been anything more than Just as a He said he seldom visited her before he was brought into the present case as last but that since that he has seen her on a number of I Should Say Not He denied that she had ever vis ited his either when he was present or This was In direct contradiction to testimony offered by Fred Ah Ahman and their daugh who eaid they had seen Carrington at the apartment on a number of Fred Ahman said he had seen Carrington dressed only in a pink negligee on one morning when he took breakfast to Car Rescue Parties Hurry To Devastated Community In Edwards Near Gulf Accurate Check Impossible Say Messages Reorganization Of Farm Board Slated By Universal Service April Sweeping reorganization of the federal farm bringing all government farm credit ma chinery under closer supervision of the will be one the first acts of Secretary Mellon when he returns from It appeared Robert supplanted by Wlllams some months ago as furm loan commissioner and executive oflfcer of the was understood today to have submit ted his resignation President Edward understood to have tendered his of a membership of six on the verge of retirement from the The resignation of Elmer Landei was submitted a short By The Associated Press SAX April 13 than 125 persons are believed to have lost their lives in a devastating cyclone which struck the little town of Rock county seat of Edwards located 120 miles west of San at Tuesday according to Information reaching San Antonio two hoars later over on improvised emergency telephone established oiie mile east of By The Associated Press SAN April hundred and twentysis persons were killed by a tornado at Rock coun ty seat of Edwards county Tuesday according to a tele phone message received by Mayor John Tobin city health officer and Fire Chief GK Sarran were sent by Mayor Tobin to the stricken city with in structions to assist them in any way The mayors message came from Emmabell his who lives at Rock So many persons were injured or missing that it was to get an accurate check of the said ft to the frotii telephone who talked from a pole cutin a mile from Entire Town TRazed Only five or six buildings In thft town were left the The tofnudo struck the town about A detachment of cavalry from Fort Clark at Bracketville was ordered to proceed to Rock Tuesday The Southern Pacificrailroad eent a rescue party By The Associated Press OKLAHOMA April The known dead in tornadoes which last night ancl today plowed across towns and rural communi ties In the central and eastern parts of Oklahoma were increased to four when it was established tonight that a man named Dozier had been killed at Okla The Injured were numer Two were reported to have been killed near and sixteen injured late Three members of the Magbee family in the Liberty community not far distant were said to have been the father and whose name Is critically AU were taken to a hospital in Fort Several other persons also were said to have been Sweeping through the farm re gion near the tornado levelled some but was said not to have injured any as all in that region sooght ref uge in storm Three towns were visited by the fury of a tornado within a radius of some 25 miles Oklahoma City last claiming the life of Frank New at Mustang and Injuring a dozen Near McCurtain today the home of Northum was blown but it is believed that none in that family was The home of a farmer named McCon ley was destroyed and the five members of the McConley family were Every member of the Magbee family was several whea the wind destroyed their The injured were being brought to Physicians were called from and Virtually all communication ex cept one telephone circuit from McCurtain to was cut manager of the McCurtain telephone describing the storms devastation declared that every house and building in the path of the storm was splintered and that relief par ties made up of dozens of resi dents of McCurtain and many far mers living nearby were search ng the wreckage of houses and barns and aiding the storm strick April this morning the long distance operator at Kcrr Tlllc told the NewsTribune here that nn hour ago she had established communication to learn that fifty dead bodies had been assembled from out of Rock Springs wreckage at and included in the num ber were said to be some of the towns leading merchants or overland from Del Rio Rock Springs is located on no Rock Springs is located 70 miles west of Kerrvilleand 145 miles west of San It hasa population of approximately 800 persons and is the center of the sheep raising and cattle April long distance Kerrville told News Tribune at this morning slightly over flfty had been killed By Thft Associated Preaa FORT April Two persons are known to dead and six Injured as the result of a tornado which struck Fort Smith late this The dead are Full The injured list includes Jim Verlin and seriously Allen and his seriously SAN April casualties reported in tornado which wiped out Rock Tuesday telephoned here from Uvalde this morning are Dead Burnett baby Seriously Injured Methodist minister at Tha Speers lived in the hotel at Rock and news of the death of Speers was brought from Roc Springs to Camp Wood by a Cojeman who escaped A relief party from con sisting of 40 was com pelled to turn back by high water in a creek but will endeavor to push through at A hand car from Uvalde on the Camp Wood a small line built to haul cedar managed to get through to Camp By The Associated Press April Between 150 and 200 persons killed and hundreds injured fit Tuesday whea a tearing hurricane laid was te cally the entire town of RocJe county seat of railway dispatches report of 800 population without rail road about 70 northeast of lift ;