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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THE WEATHER WKST Thursday partly littfv VOLUME 1 Price 5 Cents WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY Number 131 ELLS VIC WEST TEXAS REPRESENTED ON HIGHWAY COMMISSION Judge Ely Accepts State Highway Commission Offer Long Receives Second Ely Named Highway Commissioner Overshiner Endorsed As Successor Abilene received the endorsement of the Abilene bar for appointment as judge of the 42nd judicial district at a meet ing Tuesday afternoon at the Chamber of Judge who now presides in the will resign this week to take a place on the state highway which he accepted Monday morning from Governor Dan Thirtyfive members of the Abilene bar attended the called which was presided over by The first ballot for the choice for district judge was Milburn 15 10 Charles 9 The final ballot was Over 18 Taylor Is Included The 42nd district is composed of Callahan and ford Judge pyershmerIndicated he accept the appointment if is given him by Governor The appointment of Judge Ely to the highway commission was accepted at Tuesday over longdistance The position had not been solicited by Judge who said that Moodys offer came as a complete surprise to During his 26 residence in Overshiner has been en gaged in private and firm practice most of the but has also served as justice of the county attorney and county He is now a member of the law firm of Overshiner and King and has a large general In Texas Overshiner was born at Valley Cooke August He attended the public schools there arid taught school for three In 1S97 he was graduated from Texas College In civil engineeringand in 1900 was awarded his diploma of gradua tion from the law school of the University of TexasHe began HOUSE FAVORS TAX ON LARDS IN WEST TEXAS Texas University Prexy Says Bill Would Hurt School able report on the proposed con stitutional amendment by Repre tative Boggs of San designed to allow 17 West Texas counties to levy county tax on acres of Texas University lands tonight was voted by the House constitutional Boggs offered an amendments amendment West Texas Is elated over Tuesdays political developments at Efforts of West Texas legislators to secure the appointment of a West Texan on the highway commission were rewarded witli the appointment hy Governor Moody of Judge left as Immediately after Judge Elys acceptance of the Abilene barristers announced right of as their choice for a successor to Judge Story is in first Judge Takes Browning Case Under Advisement After Daddy Declares He Was Affectionate To Peaches By The Associated Press WHITE West Brownings separ ation brought against his Tjride of six the former1 Supreme Court Justice Within the two weeks foliowing next attorneys for both sides may amplify the contentions set forth in the week of public and file briefer supporting their sides of the Browning contends bis wife left him without cause she contends Browning was so cruel she had to leare which he later Renfro of High of Wills Point and McCombs of Dallas voted against favorable recommendation but no announcement of minority report was president of the and representa tives of the Austin Chamber of appeared at the hear protesting proposed passageof the Splawn declared in a re cent statement the if wDl deprive the institution of prac tically all available revenue for Fly of Gonzales presided over the He was ap pointed Its chairman to succeed the late Norman Kittrell of Hous ton of the state gathered here Tues day to back a bill in the Fortieth legislature providing for annual appropriation of for de struction of predatory animals and fighting Injurious ro Since there was no Jury In Ox hearing the decision as to whethe Browning shall receive a de cree of separation or not is sole in the hands Denies On the stand Brownin denied he was a cruel husbanc To support him in his statements that he was affectionate thoughtful and h brought into court several of hi These were a furniture manu facturer and his of Evans a president of a detune social club in New a woman publicity and an elderly black garbed greyhaired woman pointment of a successor to District Judge Ely Is expected to be made within the next two or three The district jndgship vacancy had not been filled Tuesday Boyd sec retary to Governor his practice in Dallas August 1900 and removed to Abilene October He was married to Miss Nama Carter of Sulphur August 1914 and has two Mary and Ed Judge Overshiner holds an un usual record in earlyday colle giate football of He played center on the Texas Aggie eleven for two seasons before finishing at College The next two seasons found him playing the same position for the University of Texas against his former mates in the annual Thanksgiving Day To Resign Soon The resignation of Judge Ely as district judge will be tendered the governor late this I have lived in West Texas practically all of my life and be lieve in West said Judge I have faith in its future and want to see it Good roads of permanent and endurable type are essential to I feel that this section of the state has not had the recognition it eljoulu One of the impelling reasons why I have accepted the appoint ment is that it may be of service House Committee Favors Veterans By Universal Service unanimous the house ways and means committee today decid ed to report favorably a bill to enable World War veterans to borrow direct from the govern ment on their bonus insurance Chairman following the said the bill will be ready for presentation to the house by the week There is such unanimity of said Chairman I will ask for passage of the bill by the house as soon as the unanimous consent calendar is I anticipate that not a word of opposition will be spoken against and that the bill will be safely through the house on T he I believe great and popular one and If Governor Moody thinks I will be any assistance to him I am will CoEd Ends Life By Taking Poison By Universal growing list of university suicides was increased today when a Bernlce killed hereelf by taking poison In a dormitory of Milliken Sheis believed to have ended her lifo because of failure to pass her first semester She is the second coed and the eighth college in the suicidal wave among university Miss Richardsons death has intensified the alarm of educationalists and STUDENTS EXPELLED FOR ENTERING HALL By Universal Service Northwestern University students were sent home barred from further participation in university activities pending action by the fac ulty on their Contemplated expul The four were seized by Evans ton police after they had broken into University where of many years TEeifr testimony was much related to external they of signs of happinessbetween the elderly real estate man and his young the was In definite in many partic ularly on cross examination after his direct examination had resulted In a lengthy categorical denial of every act of cruelty and eccentric ity his young wife charged against him when she herself was in the witness Explains Gander Even the African honking gan der camein for explanation from who said that his wife when seeing the young goose among its fellows on a Staten Island had expressed so great a desire for that he bor rowed it for her for a couple of Did you tie the red ribbon around its neck asked of the Browning Peaches he Im not very good at tying bow One point in the cross question ing Browning during a period in tha afternoon when the court packed and was par ticularly heavy Browning was perspiring profusely and his vigorous Henry Ep counsel for The federal President Coolidge Does Not Believe Excava tion Of Americans Sailing orders under which marines now at San will be moved closer to China as a precautionary coincided today with disclosure that Presi dent Coolidge does not anticipate that it will be necessary for Ameri cans to be evacuated from Shan although the government is taking all possible precautions to assure them protection if nec The marines are scheduled to sail Thursday on the transport Chaumorit bound for Asiatic sta It Is expected that detach ments will be left at Guam to re to They will be held avail able for use In China if called for by Admiral commanding naval forces in the Ori President Coolidge Is still await ing some intimation from China that an agreement can reached between the warring Chinese fac tions under which negotiations of new treaties with China can be taken While no move toward direct factions had been was in timated at the White House today of would cooperate In the campaign Washington government prob wtth its funds ably be reticent the sub Ject until It had seme accomplished By The Associated Press to Feb The PresWent reels that It is proper That general policies should be an but that negotiations with other governments must be con ducted In an orderly more or less confidential way until a con clusion can be The president called Chairman Borah the senate foreign rela tions committee to the White Judiciary system of the state Tuesday afternoon were voted by the senate in an acrimonious ses The by Bledsoe of provides supreme court justices shall receive per year judges of the court of criminal civil appeals and district Supporting the Wirtz of declared he Is tired of the senators passing the buck on everything to get their ears to the ground to find out what the people They send us here to represent them and it is passing the buck to refuse to pass on these questions of salary By Ths Associated Press house victory for the Beck bill proposing regulation of the Texas motor bus industry by the railroad commis sion was virtually assured late to Story While in Abilene Jail is Recalled Slayer Beticent Here On Cali fornia Murder 1EWS dispatches from Los received in Abi lene Tuesday night tell ing of bones believed to be those of three children murdered by George Has caused many here to recall ihe superslayers newspaper confession of several weeksago while he was enroute to Hassell remained in the Tay lor county jail and while here told his life story to report ers of The Morning in his at tempted to leave out the Cal ifornia death On he jnitted I dont want that in the Abilene pa pers because Its bad enough as it I gave up trying to be a matrimonial success after I married the confessed murdered said in commenting on his California Two Charged With Slaying Of Theatre Cashier By The Associated Press Complaints charging Roy Wilson and Cecil Chambers with murder and robbery with firearms were filed in Justice Ki Balcha court at Tuesday In connection with the killing and robbery of Roscoe Majestic Theatre treasurer Monday The complaints were filed by County Detective John after aJjSged been established In OkJa where they were arrested Mondaj Warrants for their arrest on th charges were wired to Sulphur b the district attorneys Arthur Lee assistant dls trlct announced with th Fort Worth Bans Sunday Funerals By Universal Service FORT No funerals will be held on Sunday in the future in Fort ac cording to a decision reached day by the Fort Under takers Extra work for un musicians and on Sunday was the cause for the action which was urged by the general pastors conference of this Probe of Sudden now would be re the er health I the neurologist Justice in a short com ent upon the closing of the aid that he had criticised or having permitted the trial to be pen to the but that he had o regrets on that he If there any more trials like this In my suddenly reeled and nearly He j day whfn th5 asked for a five minute recess to He resumed his question Browning Replies Browning replied I dont to several The court admonished him and thereafter Browning re sponded more said Fustice you are now in a josition where man must think jefore he Interest turned after Browning left the to the re call of She denied she had ever before een boy James who testified against her She testified that to Browning she had been a in all the marital meanings of the and not as he had a vife in name Neurologist Talks George neurolo was asked a lengthy hypo tietical It included all eceeiitricities and alleged cru Ities charged by nd denied by her On the basis of this elieving the facts to be true as I Epstein what oulu you say was the cause of Brownings nervous disorders hlch have manifested themselves uring the latter part of her life ith and which have ot recurred since she him I Blakeslee hat it can be fairly stated that Brownings nervous conditions the result of psychic traumas nd emotional reaction from dls greeable Hard on Peaches Would you consider further llv ng with Browning detrimental to by vote of 100 to Final passage will be voted on in a few Everybody seemed anxious to see the measure passed and to make that fact but amend ments on certain disputed de cisions kept the house busy most of the An amendment by Representative Alfred Petsch of requiring all bus operators to carry insurance pro tecting patrons was discussed more than an chiefly by lawyer before It was Amnesty Repeal Leaders To Push Measure Rapidly By The Associated Press n the fight to repeal the Ferguson amnesty act who Tuesday won their 1irst victory will attempt to ollow the advantage and carry the bill through It was Indi ated A minority favorable report on he prepared by Senator Thomas Love of Monday have gone over the Chinese situa tion with By Universal Service United Stales today made futile ef forts to get in touch with 104 Americans missing in the interior of No word has been received from them since it was and grave fears are felt for their The state department admitted that the last definite word received from the upper Tangtse river was the dispatch from Admiral commander In chief of the American forces in Chinese on reporting the Americans as The state department wag In touch with Admiral Williams again today by radio but he replied that he could give no further informa It is possible the unaccounted for Americans may have elected to remain in the he He has received no further word Woman Arrested After Shooting By The Associated Press is in a local hosplta In a precarious condition as a result of a pistol wound in his lef Laura Carr la detainee at policeheadquarters as a result She surrendered to Canrang the door bell of the home of Hemmingwaj and announced that she had just shot a man and wished to tele phone for an She said the victim of her bullet was In her own car just across the street Carr accompanied Hudson to then called police headquarters and said she washed to Carr said that she fired the shot when he refused to get out of her automobile when she commanded him to do so follow ing a to furnish protection unless the missing Americans can make their way to river he Every report to the government emphasized the belief that the 104 Americans and 165 Britishers have taken the chance of remaining in interior It was pointed out that they were offered the oppor tunity to leave several days ago and did not do At the same time President Cool let It be known that the United States is prepared for any emerg ency in ver a majority unfavorable he vote was 18 to indicating measure may pass the sen tions to bo used In tne midyear 1 Jurisdiction they will to be examination by another Love said the printed bill will be laid on senators desks Wednes iay and that a move to have It set or special order action early this week will be Action of the senate in ordering the minority report printed Is tak en as an indication that the Love bill is in friendly hands and that the political citizenship restored former Governor James Fergu son two years ago on the plea of hie Miriam then may be taken from Resignation of Carter By The Associated Press ports current here for the past sev eral days are that Amon Fort Worth has re signed aa chairman of the regents of Texas Technological According to authoritative Infor Carter handed In his res ignation last but Governor Dan Moody asked that he rccon Oklahoma Prison Break Thwarted FILM ACTRESS By Universal NEW Lau rell onetime reigning beauty of Zisgrfelds liter film dead In London from according to a cable gram recehed here She suc cumbed at the of By The Associated Press George under sentence ol 30 years for was shot and seriously wounded in an attempt tonight to escape from the state Leonard serving a life sentence vas KImos partner in the attempt to escape and with nothing more dangerous than an imitation pistol managed to force his way out of the Klmes was shot twice In the by Clint a prison when he attempted to force the turnksy to open the front door of the Texas Woman 100 Years is Dead By The Associated Sarah within a few months of 100 years of died at the home of a Ace at Ifc miles southwest of this after a long She was the widow of Cap tain Wash otic of the first settlers of the LETTERS ARE lettcro of George Bernard Shaw havo n higher market price than those of any other living according to experts foliowine a tiale of confession of George convicted Texas slayer in which he admitted the murder here ten years ago of a family of was confirmed today the finding of human bones buried in the cellar of a house which he formerly Hassell is now awaiting execution in Texas as the result of the slaying of his wife and eight The Whittier victims are believed by police to be Marie formerly of and her three adopted who disappeared from here under mysterious circum stances in The bones of four persons were unearthed late today while police were digging beneath the house in which Hassell at one time under the name of Chart Is Used The officers were guided In their search by a chart prepared by In his Hassell de clared he had choked and clubbed to death a woman with whom he was living here and then killed the sleeping following an argument over whether he should go Into the Ttola happened shortly after the United States entered the World After committing the Hassell buried his victims beneath the When Hassells chart arrived Monday authorities located the house and started to spade up the The work had to carried on In only one man permitted to dig at a Constatoifc sinking his into the hard clay today turned up an adult A few more spadefuls were removed and the bones of all four victims were When the skeletons were dug they were found to be those of aa adult and three From descriptions furnished by the officers identified the forms as thoso oC a a boy a girl arid a one year old The skull of each had been and bits of tightly drawn about the necks gave muta evidence of boyfl skull was wrapped in a heavy indicating he had been both smothered and Contrary to first tha skeletons were intact and showed no evidence of the bodies having been dismembered before being They were removed to night to the coroners where they will be kept pending further investigation of Hassella murder By The Associated Presi An tltn death of 35 who became suddenly 111 Monda evening and died within a few was started here An autopsy was begun and cer tain articles of food were take from the stomach and sent to San Antonio for Alamla was the widow o the former tax collector and audl tor of Hidalgo Her hus band died December He death occurred at her th San She Is survived by three sons and Alamla and a Alicia Alamia The funeral will be held here Wed nesday and burial will be In Blaze Destroys School Hospital By The Associated Press ANN Two hundred patients confined In the old hospital at the University of Michigan here were rescued to night when fire partly destroyed the The most y were removed to a new hospital at the The fire broke out In the con valescent department of the mens medical The cause was un The many of whom were able to were be ng transferred to a new hospital The hospital Is of frame struc By The Associated Press E Stevens was shot and killed and Elma was severely wounded in a crowded dance hall here Fred estrang ed husband of the later sur rendered at police Four bullets took effect In tho body of who had been warned early in the evening that his life was in After re ceiving a bullet in the left shoul near the Davis ook refuge behind the piano along vlth the She was taken o a ONE CONVICT SLAIN WHEN BREAK FAILS By Tho Associated Press itherlng fire of six armed ith sawed off promptly nded an attempted break for free om by eight convicts at the Man as state penitentiary here this One convict was hree were and the re maining four surrendered five mln tcs after they had thrown down icir The prisoners were a part of a ang of 10S at work on a pile of halt prison Negro Given Life Term For Holdup By The Associated Press nine years In the penitentiary was assessed against ne found guilty here Tuesday of robbery with It was tha fourth life term meted out hera this year for this Harris Is one of three believed to have held up and rob bed Dakan and Anderson Brown at Dakans fill ing station at Arcadia Park a month ART MAGAZINES TO GET COURT DAY By Universal Service Nude art magazines will have their day in ourt February Owners of a ook and confectionery store iiiar he Lake View high school were ar ested today on a charge of dis laying these magazines for the oneflt of the high school stu The men arrested were Athart nd Gua They demanded jury Four Mexican Soldiers Are Killed By Insane Comrade By The Associated Press MEXICO Four oldiers were killed and two wounded today when another of the military guard on a LaredoMexico City passenger suddenly became Insani when the train was nearlnf state of seized several aftqr tHI and began shooting ;