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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - February 3, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THE WEATHER WEST Friday partly continued VOLUME 1 Price 5 Cents THURSDAY FEBRUARY NUMBER TEXAS SOLONS ACCUSED OF BRIBERY Tarleton College Probe Committee Makes Report tAf JAJ IAI VJL 242 241 2AC 24C 24T 2A2L 2ft 3f5 2fj 5fc HASSELL IS RELIEVED BY DISCOVERY OF FOUR BODIES Wagon Purchase Is Center Of Interest College Management By The Associated Press A second hand wagon and the bones of a little Jersey heifer were rattled in the legislative halls of Texas The little heifer is dead and the old wagon is in the But they and their pur chase price figured in impassioned oratory after the house of representatives heard the split report of a commmit tee that has investigated John Tarleton College at Stephen Tarleton college bought the little heifer from J father inlaw of its Thomas Davis for a voucher in evidence submitted The heifer and wagon items are listed with sundry others 4n a ma jority report charging mismanage ment of the college and sighed by Math Prodigy Is Up For Murder Senators Carl Hardin and Eugene Miller and Representatives Graves and Henry A minority report brought in by Representative BowenPope of fifth member of the in vestigatiog appointed by the 39th legislature special ses defended Dean Davis and re futed allegations in the majority Reports Introduced Both reports were introduced this but the oratory this afternoon when spokesmen for the opposing factions threshed out themerits of the reports on a finally successful motion to order committee consideration without Representative George Purl of supporting Representative moved just before noon re cess to send the reports to the com mittee on education for considera and to keep them out of the house journal until definite house At the afternoon Pur staged a spectacular floor duel witl Representative signer o the majority Vouchers Exhibited Before Purl got to the floor Graves exhibited vouchers of cer tain questioned money transaction at the college and declared had an and went thor oughly into these Wi know what we are talking Representative another majority charged that Pur was trying to the adverse report in a Purl then went after his oppon They are trying to drive from office a good man because of shoe shine and a jersey heifer the state had to pay Purl said The majority report had recom mended a change in manage ment for the What about this gentle men I claim its mostly all Roars of laughter came from the floor and Harold Croakin above is to be tried in Chicago soon for the murder sisyearold Walter He charged with lur ing the boy to a hayloft and killing him for no reason at alL Below is Judge William who will preside at the an adept at mathematics in is almost wholly undeveloped emo IILBDRR LONG GETS SUPPORT FORJUDGESHIP District Attorney Goes To Austin Endorsed In Two Counties Milburn district attorney of the 4th district who has been endorsed to Governor Dan Moody by the Callahan and Shack elf ord county bars and by 50 citi zens of Cross Plains for the judge ship of the 42nd judicial c I according to examining Public Survey Of Cotton Crop Proposed In Measure By The Associated Press secretary of agriculture would be required to make public a survej of the carryover cotton crop on hand on 1 of each year under a bill passed tonight by the The introduced by Senator Tex also would require the secretary to publish at least three estimates of the grades and staple lengths of cotton of the current cotton croii after The bill now goes to the ABBUCTIOX CHARGED By The Associated Press NEW sale and enslavement of a family of five negroes was charg ed in an Indictment returned by a federal prnnn jury here today against Webb Bellue and John of Travesty On Bath Tub Party Causes Jury Investigation Those In Know Get Laugh Out of Wild Party By Universal Service Those in the know are rocking with merriment tonight following the grand jurys investigation of allega tions that a wild party with a replica of the New York sen sational bath tub extrava ganza the climatic had been put on at a down town hotel two weeks in the hospitable welcome of the international president of the Cooperative then a visi tor in this It became known this after noon that in a moment ofhigh some of the entertainers suggested a travesty on the sen sational New York bath tub According to Solicitor General John when tire stage was set for the grand a curtain was drawn aside revealing the nude body of a negro baby girl about 2 years a place on the state highway com mission by Judge left here yesterday afternoon for Aus local was Tuesday given the endorse ment of the Abilene bar for the Governor Moody Is expect ed to make the appointment this Judge Ely accepted the high way board office Tuesday morning and left yesterday afternoon for Austin to meet today with Sterling and Cone the other two highway The 42nd district is composed of Callahan and Shackelford Long was county ar torney in Shackelford for three terms before his election to the of fice of district He Is now beginning his third term In that of Cross Plains For The endorsement of Long from CaUahan county is to be to the Governor by Russell county and Russell The Shackelford county endorse merit will be submitted by Richard county Fifty Cross Plains citizens wired an endorse ment to Long was in formed by George cashier of a bank The endorsement of Over made Tuesday at a meeting of 36 members of local Is to be certified to the Governor by the bar members Elected at Albany Milburn Long was born In Hood county October Ho was reared in the vicinity of Gran bury and in where he at tended the public schools and was graduated from Reynolds Acad He was married August 30 1915 to Miss Ida Clauaell of Al When elected county at torney at he was but 23 years of age and became district attorney at the age of By The Associated Press that the bodies of woman and three children he had killed in Whittier had been found and concern for the safe delivery of trunk containing the dead womans which he said h had sent to his first wife in were mingled in i statement of George HasselL from his death cell at the peni tentiary here Hassell is awaiting electrocution later in the month for the murder in Texas of his wife and her eigh f I am glad they found th he told Warden L Speer They know that I told the I T he that when the bodies were found tha somebody else might be ac cused of the An that would have been he Exhibits Anxiety Apparently unconcerned abou his the warden said Hasse exhibited considerable anxlet about the He would h told that the matte of the trunk be He ship ped it from San he said to bis first wife at Abilene he He had never hi whether It had been deliver Son Of Houston Minister Is Wounded By Attorney By The Associated Press Joseph Ron of Houston Heights minis was shot and probably fatally wounded here Wednesday by James Peden told District Attorney Horace Soule he caught young louse peeping in the window of ils home while he and Peden were dressing about 6 He seized his he left he house by a rear entrance and when a young man hom he saw eaving the place refused to halt at his he shot Rim in he Clouses condition was jaid to be Texas Girl Singer Visit Mary Garden First By Universal Service NEW Mc formerly of and now of Monte Carlo and New arrived to day on the And the first thing shes going to she is to visit Mary the opera it was Mary Garden who first recognized the power of the Texas girls voice and brought her to the threshold of fame Amarillo Field Worker Dies When Oil Rig Burns By The Associated Press Harvey 22 years for merly of and an employee of the Disron Creek Oil Company was burned to death at eight oclock Wednesday morning when a rig on which he was work ing burned at the Palo Duro five miles east of CASE AGAINST WILLACV MEN RESTED BY US Six Testify In Peonage Case At Night Session Held At Corpus Chpisti By The Associated Press CORPUS JThe government provisionally rested its case against eleven Wil lacy county men charged with peonage and conspiracy at the con clusion of a night session of fed eral court Clarence Ken district said the prosecution would reserve the right to place one or possibly two wit nesses on the stand Six men testified at the night of them being ne groes who had come to the Val ley to pick cotton and had been ar rested for they If they pleaded they said they were to pick cotton and only two dollars was to be taken out o1 each mans and if they did not go to work out the they would be To whom the two dollars went they could not but another testified that the man with the book was Sheriff Raymond The ne groes had said that the man with the book was to get two dollars from each cotton Houston Repeats Story Of Officers Gun Play By The Associated Press Sledge Houston reiterated today that he thought Garrett fellow peace was going to reach for a when he was called the witness stand today by the state in his own trial in connec tion with the killing of White at Burleson Hous ton said that when he met White early that fata morning on a Caldwell White made a motion toward a sweater he was wearing as though he was reach for his BOY SHOOTS SELF By The Associated Press spondent because his love for Con cepcion was not re Isaac to day made an unsuccessful attempt to end his own life by shooting limself in the according o EDUCATOR DIES By The Associated Press Clarence Ludlow uthor and died hereto J following several years Sending of a trunk of clothing belonging to a wo man he killed in to his first vdfe In Abi was not related by George to news paper men who talked with him for two hours when he spent a night in the local county jail last month while being taken from Farwell to Huntsville to await His first Miss Minnie whom he married in Taylor was said by him to be residing in a small central Texas town In when he last saw her and their He related here that he bad married a woman at San Angelo andthat she had a boy who reminded him of his own son by his first He declared that Jove for his first wife had followed him throughout life and al though he had been married three times and had lived with seven he had never had the esteem for any of them that he held for his first I would like for that to be he told While the warden said Hassell was very he was dis inclined to discuss the actual slay He did that he sent a picture of the boy whom he killed at Whittier to the moth er of the woman with whom he was living and whom he at her home in Penn the warden came Into Hassells eyes when he told of that It reminded Hassell of his own little boy by his first wife whom he had not seen since Seems Like A Dream The Whittier Hassell told the warden seem lick a He just seemed to go to the warden when SPECIAL MEET AT AUSTIN IN BAY IS LIKELY Floor Leader For Moody Says Finance Bills Will Be Held By The Associated Press spe cial session of the legislature prob ably will be called about May chairman of the sen ates finance committee and floor leader for Governor Dan said Wood reiterated his statement the committee will consider major appropriation measures until the close of the regular session when it will plan appropriation bills to be voted on at the special By The Associated Press sentative Walter Beck of Fort Worth Wednesday was advised by Claude Pollard that his bljl Tuesday by the house wtor busses operating public carriers under supervision of the railroad com mission Is The attorney general In an ex haustive opinion suggestive the bill be amended to contain an ex press provision excluding private By The Associat Break Ing off temporarily a long discus the senates labor committee late Wednesday voted to report favorably for passage a bill by Senator Triplett of Beau mont revising the workmens com pensation By The Associated Press committee work occupied the sen ate Wednesday afternoon after a recess until Thursday morning had been at bill by Senator Thomas Love of Dallas seeking to repeal Ferguson amnesty was not Love said Tuesday he expected to bring out the minority report ordered printed for discus sion today but early adjournment clocked his McFarlane of Graham and Eugene Miller of Garner closed the morning cession In a hot argu ment over the proposed passage o bill by the amended b VIlss Margie to increase th number of members on the boar of regents of the College of Indus rial Arts from 6 to 9 and provld ng four shall be was car ried but the whole bill was then referred back to the educatlona committee for a public By The Associated Press enate state affairs committee Wed lesday reported favorably for pas age a bill by Holbrook o alveston allowing counties to ssue navigation Holbrooks if would xpedite obtaining land for a pro osed canal from Galveston Bay 5 Corpus Christl In the govern project to excavate a cana rom the Mississippi river to Gal eston Fort Worth Ku Klux Kfan Building Sold For By The Associated FORT he Ku Klux Klan one f the largest klaverns in the nited was sold today to a rocery which will use the uildlng tor storage purposest for By The Associated Press of accepting bribes were filed in justice court here tonight against State Representatives Dale of Bonham and Moore of They were arrested by Ranger Captains Tom Hickman and Frank who swore to charges that the legislators accepted marked bills from a Chamberlain a lobbyist in terested in an optometry i Dale was arrested as he started to walk into alocal ho tel He is alleged to have been handed a roll of bills amounting to in an alley by the Ranger Captain Earner took from Dale in various Arrested at Hotel j Moore was arrested In his room in the Both tonight declined to give out any except Dale declared with some therea nothing to the While District Attorney Moore was preparing the com on being allowed to go He several said he would like to get off to attend a meeting of my committefl tonight an of Moores seeking to place a license tax on stationary the same tax that new is placed on itinerant optome was scheduled for hearing Wednesday night before the house committee on revenue and and the committee waited for a time for Moore to Hearing was held by the com mittee Wednesday on a bill by Moore and Increasing thef gross production tax on oil from SPEEDY TRIAL PROPOSED FOR SNOWBANDITS Accused Slayers Of Cashier At Fort Worth Held In Oklahoma By The Associated Press FORT Chambers and Roy alleged Fort Worth bandits held In In jail dicteil by the Tarrant county grand jury this afternoon on charges of murder and robbery with fire After they were Identified in Tuesday evening the two men were charged with murder and robbery with fire arms In connection with the slay Ing and robbery of Roscoe Majestic Theatre here on a street Monday The who eluded officers In a speedy carried a loot of 56 after they left Wilson lying on the sidewalk dying from a bullet wound through his Steps toward extraditing the accused men from Oklahoma were taken tonight when Frank Rawl assistant district left for Austin to obtain an extradition requisition from Rawllngrs Governor Dan hopes to com Utilities Customers Increase In Abilene an increase of 75 electric ml fuel customers during las nonth the Went Texas Utilities TOO PROUD ESTRANGES SON OF MILLIONAIRE ENDS LIFE 39 TAKE YOUR RANCH AND ENJOY TRAGIC MISSIVE TO FATHER ompany now serves a total of lectric and gas Mliiritf IMI Btt bfc By Universal Service whose father is a millionaire was one of those youths too proud to return to home and He had Host in every fight he had made so he shot his wife of three months and then committed The girl bride is lying in a critical condition at Hcnrotln hospital Although father had social position and all that a son could wish for at his he boy was working as a bell melancholy and resentment against supposed wrongs were blamed for his for he left a note to his father fall of bitter heaping reproach upon his and yet when the el der man was informed of the he burst Into Dlckerson rtgalncd consciousness long enough to day to tell that her husband had accused her of loving a former suitor more than she did She said this was not I The Youths lttcr The letter to the father read t myself tonight and I hope yon are was your but for any help I ever got from you I might as weii have been a Im through with It has held nothing but disap Take your ranch and leave it to whom you A fraction of what yon have thrown ftvray would have saved enjoy as I know yon The papers will tell yon all about I have fought my last fight and Papers left In the hotel room hy Harold showed that he had led quhe a checker fid OMMft fit engaged as a a news paper bell hop and al most every other Figured In Shooting He figured In a mysterious shooting case in near Grand He was shot below che News paper reports showed that a man nas with him in a boat off the Michigan bJt It was pointed out that ii was a girl Instead of a Tho father said that he had not seen his grfn In three years and did not even know that he tvas married the sec ond His first marrlago was dissolved In the courts MM HfQ it plete the extradition proceedings with the governor of Oklahoma paving the way for return of the prisoners to Texas late this District Attorney Jesse Martin announced the accused men wil bo brought to trial In Fort Worth within 10 days or two Cruiser Question To Be Discussed By Committee By The Associated Press The house and senate today ap pointed conference committees In an effort to reach an agreement on the advisability of appropriat ing against the wishes o President for construe and on other points In dispute In the naval supply By a vote of 49 to the senate yesterday adopted an amendment to provide to start work on the last of the eight authorized fn while the house several weeks ago rejected 183 to a motion to provide for this Party lines dls in both houses on the appeared When the senate returned the bill with tho cruiser and other amendments today the house adopted without debate a motion to reject all revisions and send the bill to House Receives Bonus Law Bill Iy Universal Service bill authorizing the United States overnment to make direct loans to the World War veterans on their adjusted compensation ir suranco certlfleatos was reported o the of to day by Chairman William Green of th5 ways and Tho bill embodies the unanimous udgnunt of the committee that government must fulfill the plcdgo solemnly niarlo to men born its In be two to four j Bribery Charged The complaints filed charge Dale and xvhlle active of the 40th accepted a bribe of with the intent then and there to influence legis lation pending before the legisla ture with the further intent to support and influence a certain committoe to make a report on a certain bill and purported Dale and Moore were kept the office of Sheriff Horace Burle son for about an hour while Justice of the Peace TannehilJ was called from his Both laughed several times while they were waitingfor district attorney and justice of the peace to Moors requested the sheriff to hurry up and said he wanted to be promis ing to come back at 7 oclock In the Saw Money Handed Hamer said he and Hickman saw the money handed to Dale and arrested him They then went to Moores hotel room and arrested Dale patted on the back the man who gave him the money and then nabbed Hamer who continually pro tested he didnt know what this Is all was lying on the bed In his hotel room when he was Hamer Itll Be Enough Both men were released on bond each shortly before 11 oclock Bonds were signed by former Representative Cecty Story See LEGISLATOR Page 4 i Best In S Sheriff Is Given It By Universal Service FORT Febr Theres nothing else but style in the makeup of Sheriff Carl Smith of Tarrant Today ho started wearing the most expenafvA badge ever worn by a peace officer In the United It is five Inches In di ameter and set with the center stono alone being valued at badge Is to sheriffs back ;