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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - February 1, 1927, Abilene, Texas THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THE WEATHER TEXAS Tuttday and ftntrtlly VOLUME 1 Price 5 Cents TUESDAY FEBRUARY TWELVE Number 130 ELIEVED SLAIN CALIFORNIA OFFICERS DK FOR HASSELLS VICTIMS Most Modern Cruisers of Leave for nese Waters Admiral Sends BY WltLIM PLYTHE By Universal Service Two hundred and seventyA inerieans and British are either murdered or prisoners in the interior of Admiral eommanderinchief of the American naval forces reported to the state de partment To be there are 104 Americans and 165 British who cannot reach the great Yangtse river and ships which will carry them to it was Americans Warned Admiral Williams also reported that all Americans had been to find their way to ac cessible coast cities as rapidly and quietly as The report from Admiral Wil liams makes public for the first time that the Americans and Brit ish have landed troops jointly at Amoy and all foreigners are Warn ed to come within the being The destroyers Noa and the whichwere Supposed to in Manila were today reported Chinwang They will stlam from that place to Shang The American commercial ship Goldstar left Guam with 250 ma rines aboard for duty in Chinese Cruisers Leave The Marblehead and Americas most mod ern light left the Canal zone for It was desig nated as the 3rd light cruiser di Rear Admiral Blakeley now enroute to San will take command of the cruisers at The cruisers are of carrying 35 officers and 400 men and among the fastest In the United States The marines being mobol Ized at San Diego are expected Chinese Priest Visits America XEA Boston Bureau Dons his way home ward from where he was elevated to the bishopric of the Roman Catholic the Rt Simon of paid Boston a Bishop Tsu is one of the only four Chinese of that cclesiastlc Farmer No Longer S 3 3 Looks On As Autos Of Whiz By By Universal Service days agone the farmer stood by the side of the road and watched the idle rich speed by in their auto But not so More farmers than any other class toured Yellowstone Park last check up revealed There were cars carrying persons which entered the Of this total cars were those of Only cars were those of the retired lowest on the There were cars driven by and containing me chanics and their Boy Friend of Plaintiff Testifies Bystander Tells of Hearing Gold Digger By The Associated Press COURT WHITE teen witnesses shared the spotlight in court today with Edward year old real estate Coolidge Accepts Jays Resignation By The Associated Press dent Coolidge has accepted the resignation of Peter ambassador to to take to sail within 24 hours on theeffect at Jays It transport it was learnwas announced at the State Depart Department Secretive Just how many ships and men the United States now has in Chinese wattirs the navy depart ment would not It was ex plained that ships are moving Onder sealed orders so as not to unduly excite the Chinese with re ports of the assembling of a large The destroyer Noa and which were supposed to be at were on their tvay to They had secretly left Manila for Ghing Wantao sailed from that place Janu ary the navy It was explained that Admiral may order or requisition as he deems and that no announce ment will be made Reports Are Stilled His report to the navy depart ment stilled the current reports that peace to China is just around tha It was made plain by him that there is no faction in China with which the United States may deal at this that the entire Yangtse ralley is aflame with antiforeign rioting and that the inability of any to hear from the approxi mately 470 foreigners in the ior is most By Universal Service big bbstaclea were raised today against the landing of British troops The Chinese government at Po fcin demanded that Great Britain Immediately recall the thousands of troops that have embarked lor Chinese hold that the dls isatch of the troops is most ex traordinary and is in contraven tion to existing They demand the withdrawal of all troops in China and on the way as in conformity with exist ing treaties and article X ofthe League of The Pekin government added that it is not responsible for un foreseen complications which may result if the British arrive jment Ambassador and Jay re cently arrived at New York with the body of their who died at Buenos Decem ber He in hand ing In his resignation that ho de sires to retire to Jay will reside in New Chicago Peace Officer Is Robbed Of Star By Gang By The Associated Press Jeremiah Lucy was slugged and robbed of his star early today by a gang of He was report ing at a call bos when the attack Authorities are of the opinion i that the attack was a retaliation for Lucy capturing gang of bank bandits three months HOG CHOLERA Hog cholera has appeared In Brown county and is doing consid erable damage in several Farmers are having their bogs vac CREAGERSEES MIGHTY SPLIT IF IFS SMITH South Wont Swallow Says Texas Republic an Committeeman By Universal Smiths nomination for president would tear the democratic party into fighting factions and cause it the los of several south ern republi can national committeeman from predicted here Creagers observations were made after a brief chat he had at the White House with Presi dent They added an In teresting chapter to the comment which flared in Washington fol lowing William McAdoos at tack upon the wets and the in timation that he may point for the democratic and progres Creagtr said Governor Smiths nomination would cause a tremendous disaf It would stir the embers of religious prejudice to a white heat in the Whether we like it or that prejudice Nor will the south bring itself to a vote for a Texas was nine tenths dry by local choice before national Texas would become a fine with a bright pros pect of the republican whoever ho might carrying it over Dont forget that 000 democrats refused to vote for the when they were at tacking the Senator Walsh of Montana would make a much better ran than Governor True he is but hy is a staunch dry and that would be helpful to him in the People in Texas assume Presi dent Coolidge will be a candidate his a black There Is talk against Lowden but sentiment for him has not crystallized Several Believed Dead In Arkansas Following Storm By The Associated Press LITTLE Several members of the family of Grover a tenant on the Pio neer ten miles north west of Cotton are believed to have been drowned today in crossing a precarious bridge over a precarious bridge over a swollen At the same time conflicting re ports pointed to a total death list of of several missing and of scores of persons marooned at vari ous points in a flooded in parts of Prairie and Monroe The sheriffs office at Cotton Plant understood tonight that Ruth Ola her sis and Darling her broth had been drowned in a tenant house on the Griffith plantation bit newspaper men reported the three children were brought In safe late this Trial Of Rebecca Rogers Continued his 1 6 year old the former Frances Peaches The the the middle the brief and the jocu all had their in euch a speedy that by the middle of the John head of the Browning coun threw up his Tour he weve gone so were all out of wit nesses for the I move we ad journ until tomorrow Brownings suggested Henry of the counsel for Frances Peaches agreed but we dont want to put him jn until the others have had their Dont Hell go on all And well probably clear up tomorrow The first Marian friend of Browning before her was recalled to reit erate charges that she had been approached by Browning to recollect anything she could might be used against Browning as character aspersions 8ILL TO FORM COURT IN WEST TEXASPASSED Cummings Meter Bill Is Passed Finally By Lower House Action taken yesterday by the State Senate in passing finally the bill of Jesse Smith of Brecken creating the 104th judicial composed of Jones and Fisher brings a sec ond district court for Abilene one step The same bill was introduced in the house by Representative Cummings of and It was written by Ben Abilene Under provision of the bill Jones and Fisher counties would be taken out of the 39th leaving only Kent and Throckmorton counties in that dis Jones and Fisher will comprise the but Tay lor county will also remain in the 42nd now presided over by Judge and comprising Shackelford and Taylor New Judge Required The proposed statute provides for appointment of a new district The district attorney of the who resides in Jones would become attorney for the necessitating selection of a new attorney for the The measure was originated as a means toward relieving intense congestion of both civil and crim inal dockets in the 42nd and 39th After having encountered con siderable opposition last week be fore engrossmen the GraveGum mings of which Representa tive Cummings of Abilene ia the was easily passec yesterday by the This bill authorizes munclpallji supervised Inspection of gas and Ouch And After Fishing Robber is Caught By nlversal Service SAN Antonios fishingpole burglar is In Jail The thief who has fished more than from the pockets of clothes In the last was caught when the sharp hook on the end of a long pole he had thrust through the window of a Madison Street house imbedded Itself In the leg of Thrall who was Thrall awakened and cauti ously reached under his pillow for a While the thief continued to fish for his Thrall jumped from his bed and covered the in truder with a Thralls cries brought help and later the To offset her Brown ings counsel subpoenaed her land an elderly German named no thirdterm old fashioned continental There is some and their young house Reporters Talk The next group was three news paper syndicate who detail ed arrangements they had made with Heenan and Brown ing for a honeymoon diary written in the office of a hornrim med spectacled newspaper and a feature series of the flight from the Browning Next came the Kew Gardens Jjong a a head the manager of the Kew Gardens and a friend of Brownings at that They all it that the couple were and none could recollect any harrh or cruelty on Brownings part It was then the first boy friend of the case was on the Jtand that the court room fireworks Fireworks Start James a black nervous mannered youth of Brook said he knew Peaches before her marriage and had her pictures in his Earlier in the day it had been indicated no boy friends at all would be called to the following upon a ruling that the lavendar leather love diary of Browning was not admissable as The together with letters to three or four young girl See 17 Page 4 Feminine Bathers In Florida Caught By Universal Service of Rebecca Texas University graduateand former state capitol on charges of was postponed to day until March 7 due to the trial of Live Oak county charged with murder in connection with the death of Math Is last June which started here South Texas Peonage Case Called In Court at Corpus Christi By The Associated Press CORPUS Jury to hear the peonage and conspiracy cases in federal court here will be selected tomor row morning from among 75 ve Preliminary examination of the panel was day by Federal conducted Judge to The Government will present 38 according to Clarence a member of the defense announced that the defense will place 50 witnesses on tho district being assisted by who special mail fraud prosecutor for Government Cor three The prosecution is assisted also by Heywood former member of the attorney gen erals office at Holden predicts that the trial will consume the remainder of the The defense counsel Is composed of James Graham of Browns ville Gordon Boone of Corpus Christi Davis Gill and Crane of A sealed verdict Jn a perjury case brought in by a ury In federal court tonight clearing the way for tho selection of a jury to morrow to hear the peonage Tho verdirf will be read at 9 oclock after which the court will turn its attention to tho other By Universal Service PALM Girls are painting their legs from knees to toe tips here to fool the beach The law requires that feminine bathers must wear stockings but when some of the visiting girls found out that there is no censor ship on the exclusive beaches of society people they rebelled and started to wearing paint instead oi1 But they were caught today and paint was The beach censorship here for all except the rich is the most rigid in and the police have been ordered to enforce Burlington Road May Operate Rail Line To ChiMress WICHITA men cooperating with the of Commerce decided today to hold a meeting here dur ing the middle of February to dis cuss extension of a branch of the Burlington and Qulncy railroad from to a distance of ap proximately 600 Tho meot ing is expected to be attended by business men of Oklahoma rind The Burlington is one of the railroad systems of tho operating from Chicago to Denver and nortfcwest into such It does not affect owned waterworks sys Cummings said here ing a full day for the first tint this the Senate Monda1 finally passed a bill preventing em ployes on public works from con tracting to labor more than elgh hours a Thomaj Love of Dallas pre pared the measure to strengthen the eighthour law which allowed employes to contract for more than eight hours a day If they so Opposition to the measure de veloped from Wood of Gran ger and Ward of Wood contended passage of the bill will cost the state a consid erable increase in the price of building The commissioner of agriculture woald te empowered to establish and maintain quarantine regula tions under a bill by Ed Westbrook of which the Senate finally A fight of sarcasm on the which previously had been directed by McFarlane of Graham and failed to materialize A similar bill Friday was defeated in the A bill creating the 104th judl ciaf district comprising Tay lor and Fisher submitted by Smith of waJ passed Score Scores of bills were A resolution of regret at the death of Thad brother of Senator Jess Smith of Breckenridbe was as was a House con current resolution deploring the death of the late WI1 founder of the Pasteur Instl Dan Moodys message recommending a twocent gasoline read Friday to the was ordered printed in the e its wayithrough two major the Houie Monday afternoon passed killed one and engrossed The LoftinDale bill to require labeli of contents on paint and varnish containers was A compromise amendment by Representative John Veach of Johflson county paved the road to victory for the Holland bill In creasing criminal case witness over determined opposition of Rep Amusement Company Makes Reward Offer Hundreds In Worth Watch By The Associated Press FORT 81 the vigilance of all police officers in Fort Worth and 100 cr more other Texas the two bandits who Monday killed Roscoe Majestic Theatre and robbed him of still were at large Detectives are tracing down ev ery possible but so far all of the trails they have picked up have led to Efforts to apprehand the pair have been spurred by a reward of offered by officials of the Interstate Amusement operators of the The theatre management also has an nounced a special midnight per formance to be given the gross receipts from which will be given the slain cashiers whom he was Dozens of eye witnesses to the holdup and murder voluntarily appeared at police headquarters during the day to give their ver sion of the tragedy and furnish de scriptions of the These descriptions have been broadcast by telephone and radio to all prin cipal cities in the One of Boldest Police described the holdup as one of the boldest in the history of Fort It occurred at at Tenth and Com merce in the very heart of the business After one shot into Wilsons body By The Associated Press relay of police officers early tonight had excavated to within a scant two feet of the spot where George now awaiting execution In Texas for the murder of a family of has confessed he buried the bodies of four other a woman and three ten years The officers will not dig farther until The place where the bodies are expected to be found was given in a letter received by the Whittier postmaster from Sheriff Leaward of Walker The woman al to have been slain in be lieved to be Marie formerly of Cali and the children are1 adopted by a 2 and a baby one year Hassell said he lived in the Whittier house under the name of Hassell Draws The letter gave the address 236 South Whittier described the mentioned the names of the name of the owner of the small and enclosed a map of the location of the house and the spot where the bodies were said to have been The map Lone Star State WillHave Ball Too By The Associated Piess commissioner of will conduct a hearing sron at some point In the South west on charges of dishonesty in the Gulf Coast it was an nounced today former Coast Dupuy exhibited of the a letter from Landis in which the baseball com missioner said that the matter time in the next few prob ably during the early part of at a point in the South Dupuy claims that he was elect ed president of the Gulf Coast cell at the Texas Waiting to pay the death penal ty for slaying his wife and her eight children in through the gives a matteroffact account of the Whittier slaying The United States had entered the World war shortly he re and the draft was to be en There was an argument aa to whether he should go in the army or He choked and club bed Baker to Then League which includes Corpus i he the sjeeplng Victoria and Misj Through a trap door in the rear for a term of two In and that in July Le a ousted from the executive by a vote of the DE MOLAYSTO OPEN GYM AT BALLINGER The Robert McGregor Chapter of he Order of the De Mo lay will in stall and equip a modern gymna sium in the Masonic hall it was A room 30 by 120 feet will be used in the Jodge building for the and an instructor will be ap pointed by the committee in charge to look after the health building work of tlus Dividend Is Declared By Coco Coia Company Heads porch ho tunnelled his way be neath the It took him three days and nights to prepare tha There he buried his by the finding of loosen ed earth beneath the police tonight prepared to excavate tha entire foundation in the hope of finding the and grabbing the brief case in which he was carrying the theatre receipts to a bank one of the bandits Jump ed into an automobile In which his companion was waiting and darted to be lost in traffic a few seconds The 100 or more persons who were in the vicinity ind witnessed the holdup were dumbfounded by the suddenness of he bandits movements and on ne made an effort to halt The automobile in which the andSts escaped was found an hour ater at Pennsylvania and Seventh in the residential section f the only a block from the hospital where Wilson was carried n an ambulance Wilson was dead efore they reached the have not yet located anyone who saw the men aa they left the They are working on the theory that they had another car and possibly another waiting for them at that resefitative Lee Satterwhito of SCREEX STAR HURT By Universal Servfco LOS screen and Donald Ogden and Miss Beatlicti of were recovering tonight from nervous shocH suffered when their ma chine overturned early today near a suburb of San All of the were thrown By The Associated Press Coca Cola company declared a quarterly dividend of an In crease of 75 cents over the pre vious on outstanding common stock of record March and the directors recommended that common stock bo increased from to Stock holders will pass on tho recommen dation at their annual meeting February Chiropractors Board Is Favored In House Vote By The Associated Press adverse report of 10 to 3 on the house bill proposing licensing of chiropractors by a selfsustaining State board was voted Monday night by the house public health which heard heated arguments at two meetings today by chiropractors and medical doc A minority report will be brought to the house floor and a fight made to get an aye and no vote on Harry Leahys Second Trial Begins With 2 Rangers on Hand For Peace 34 Men No Juror Found By The Associated Press After examining 34 and failing to get a the trial of HarfV Leahy of Live Oak Coun charged with murder in con nection with the killing of Ramsey of was ad journed late today until Sixtyfive witnesses who were summoned for tho trial of granted following his cotirlctlon and sentence of 50 years in Live Oak county district wore placed under tho rujo by the Wil county district Richard defense sought to place Sheriff Key of Live county Sheriff Hunt of San Pttrlclo county under the but Sheriff Louis Lowe of Williamson county told the court that the sheriffs are of ficers of the The Judge overruled Critzs Leahy3 new trial was transferred to Williamson county on the or der of the Live Oak county dis trict Two Texas Townsend and are here to prevent Loahy was tried for the murder of Ramsey followingthe dis appearance of tho physician and later the finding of his body in a small hole in an inolatod spot Testimony of A Mex who nald ho helped Leahy to digpoue of tht resulted la ooarfctioa in Live whose former home in police tonight believed would yield up the bodies of a wom an and three children whom he confessed ho slow in is in the stato penitentiary here awaiting electrocution on February 2o lor the slaying of hia stepson and Al ton killed with his mother and seven brothers and near Farwell in Decem Hassell was not tried on the other eight murder indlcernents returned after his Since Hassell last lived in the a cement cellar has been built beneath it and It is from this that the officers are dig ging for the spot where the Texas slayer says he burled the four bodies four feet under It Is possible for only one man at a time to Hassell told the Texas sheriff that in the house nest door lived a Shanker and her This was fouw to ba Shanker Myrtle Larki Lark today told the offi cers of the strange disappearance of Baker and her Baker or Hassell told the bora his wife was called to San Francisco by the death of her The day Baker was Lark said she skv the man carry a large and apparently heavy trunk to the At it seemed at all Lark I saw him carrying other small bundles into the Every day I noticed him under the throwing out dirt and Ther he dus a large hole in the garage saying he wanted to be able to get under his car to work on Later I noticed that ho was burning rags in the kitchen I smelled the rags burning many Several months Bake or brought another wo man and child to live with Lark one night he stnfi the house keeper and her child to a motion picture theatre when they returned Hassell had The woman closed the hous ;