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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - February 16, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THE WEATHfR WIST in VOLUME 1 WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY NUMBER f ONTE CHILDREN NBA Negroes Are Held For Murder Of West Texas Farmer BLANTONBLOOM FURNISH WASHINGTON FIST FIGHT Chief Sufferers in Tilt Are Wo man Takes Chair and Says X By Universal two congressmen staged a fight which spread into a freeforall melee and broke tip a congressional hearing to It a near During tBe panic a woman seieamed and in shrill tones which sounded above the din of bat implored the Lord to re store Table Slanton of Texas attacked Sol Bloom of and the setto wound up with Bloom lyingacross a table with Blanton on top of It all happened at a hearing of the house District of Columbia committee on the LankfortJ Sun day blue law designed to put tho lid on and amuse ments on the ICearly a tftoiisainl psrsons were Many joined in the Harry secretary of the Day and advocate of the landed his right fist on the jaw of the official stenog manager of a Wash ington amusement was shptf efi to the floor by Blanton STid according to Sloss was trying to break Blantons onSal Cails on Christ In the midst of the tumujt Miss of jumped upon a chair and repeated Iv Jesus stbp this After the storm had subsided and the crowd was she said 3Tou notice the fighting stopped when I called upon God tor Lawson of was testifying before the committee jn opposition to the the battle Reid of McLeod of and other committee members persisted jn the Sol wbo was attending the hearing as a protest eel against the committees treat ment of the few later Blanton arose and charged Bloom with rep See DISPUTE OVER Page Meeting1 Broken r By Texas Solon Harris TOM BLANTOX SOL BLOOM Tom Blantpn of Abilene and of New exchanged fighting words yester dayat the but there were no very serious physical conse Although some blows Sfate Legion Command er Is First to Announce In Forthcoming Mayor aSity Constructive progress is the foundation of the platform apon which Winters last aight announced his candidacy for the office of mayor of Abi subject to the election to be held in who com mander of the Texas Depart ment of the American formally announced in a state MANY PERISH AFTER QUAKE HITS ADRIATIC Many Relief Expeditions Are Started Into The Area Stricken Jugo along tfie Adriatic coast and far into the was dealt damage by a great earth quake which toll of probably several hundred Communications are such in the territory It is impossible to obtain an accurate idea of bow widespread the shocks or how extensive the loss of life and Expeditions have start ed out from the Capital other centers of population to theaf flicted include parts of Bosnia and Herze Score Of Shocks I The earth shocks were felt se ment issued to the press iastveely as far inland as He is the first to offer for the Mayor Charles now serving his second has declared that 16 will not seek Kise Is Rapid MrWinters has risen rapidly both business and civic Be is the headof Winters and and has been a leading meniber of tbe American Legion since it was first He helped to his home post In New York City soon after returningr from where he served 28 He was gassed and twice wounded and was awarded Distinguished Service Cross of the United States and the Croix uerre from France for bravery n He has just Teyas through ncreased the Although that he is not a that membership by ready to 50 into details to in order that the public may have some idea of my views I will say hat when my platform is given it will only be an amplification of short They fell out during a hearing favored by Blanton to compel Sunday in the Committee Will Study Problems In Seminole Area By The Associated Press After a silence of almost IS during which she lived with her husbands nephew as his common law wife and reared sis Minnie Boyer of Kearney confessed that her Frank missing since was accidentally conveniently shot and killed by another now Her common law Hen ry with Tirhom Boyer says she had a clandestine rela tionship even prior to her hus bands has also confessed knowledge of Boyers death and of aiding Boyer and the other nephew in burying the husband fourteen feet The burial made at night of March 1914 near a barn on the Boyer ranch in Garden Nebras BURNS PROVE FATAL By The Associated Press SAN aged died afternoon from burns he teceived Tuesday morning when he fell into a tub of boiling The boy was scampering about in the yard at his home he stumbled and fell into the boiling GRAIvTED convicted in Mont gomery county of murder In con nection with the slaying June of Milton Hood and sentenctd to 25 today filed appeal In court ot criminal By The Associated Press1 com mittee of ffve operators was named in the Seminole City oil area this afternoon to work some method for the al leviation of the problem of produc tion in the it was announced after two hour session of the operators of the Mldcontinent pil and Gas The committee are Cole of the Pure Oil Company George Moody of the Midconti nent Petroleum Corporation Barnsdail Corporation Beard of the Tidal Oil Company and Gilbert of the Oil The committee is scheduled to meet tomorrow at some unspeci fied It was also authorized to call another meeting of the op erators to hear their report Marriage License Is Secured By Cisco Youth NEW James the son of Thomas and Lillian Reid Vanrav enscraft ot where he was born and Miss Margaret of 1503 West lllth this obtained a license to wed here Wedding plans were not Miss Smith was born in Vanravens craft gives his address as 220 West 107th 11 i TRUCK DRIVER KILLED By Universal Service 15 Swerv ing to avoid a collision car driven by a Charles SteH fer was instantly killed at Elkton tonight when his heavily loaded lumber truck went into a Stelfer was buried beneath the heavy A negro riding on top of the VonVoer was throwa 20 not Belongs to Citizens A city run for all the people of without dis tinction of any believing that everything from the city hall to the city limits belongs to all of our An business admin looking toward a reduc tion of the tax if in keeping with constructive pro At an early date he will an nounce his platform more in he Refuses Offices Having been urged by many of the citizens of Abilene to offer myself for the office of Mayor the coming April I have held back both in the hope that some other which would meet the approval of the general would take and with the further hope that I would not have to make the sacri fice of time and consequent busi ness loss which it would necessarily take to fill this I have re fused state political offices for this reason but as c4Uzen of Abi lene and at the insistent request of my I have decided to announce for the high office of Mayor of the city of and herewith submit my candidacy to its citizens with the hope that I can be of service to my town and country by so but thc most widespread damage occurred apparently along the hilly territory paralleling the coast for several score The shocks which numbered 19 or within less than an hour just rocked the land on both sides of the river which cleaves and of From jeach village thus far has coiije a different as tothenature smnaa ga3M the damage done or regarding loss of tell of the earth opening and swallowing up build ings others toppling into the carrying with them the sleeping Still others relate that individuals were burled closing of the earth Forced Into Cold persons are reported to have perished at Ljubinje and Those who es caped were forced from their homesin the darkness into the snow filled streets without ade quate covering or hope of Precaution Is Taken By Officers To Prevent Possible Violence By By The Associated Press FORT Lee arrested on an east bound Texas and Pacific rail road train Tuesday confessed late tonight that lie shot and killed Mor Dickens county farm er The negro held here related that he shot Morgan after he had kicked at him after an ar gument over wages and feed ing hogs and that the killing took place in a cotton field 12 miles west of The negro denied a robbery and also denied beating Mor By The Associated Press negro suspected of hav ing robbed and shot Bob Morgan Dickens body into a canyon was being held at Spury the county a few hours after Morgans bearing three bullet of officers and 25 citizens 20 miles west of Spur this after Morgan disappeared last night after leaving a neigh bors farm with two negro cot ton Violence Feared Another of the suspected negroes The seismographical station at was thoughtto be amongr several Belgrade tonight attributed the shocks to a rupture in the bed of detained at Pre cautions were being taken at both the which caused moveplaces against possible mob viol in ent of the three great strata tin der the surface of In his statement the director of the station says that there are known to he several dozen dead or in and 20 buildings Ten Are Believed Dead In i California Snow Slide SflccJSSitted One Score Hurt In Rail Crash By The Associated Press LOS man was killed and possibly a score of persons were injured tonight when the Los Angeles a fast eaatbounfl Union Pacific passenger crashed through a culvert at about 15 east of and the ContJuenta also east crashed into the stalled The dead man was an engineer on one of the A dining car a fireman and three other train workers were taken to a Whittier Police said other injured persons were taken from the scene of the wreck by auto mobiles and no check on the number persons are believed to be dead and 21 are injured as the result of a snow which struck Camp of the Southern California Edison Company at Big 75 mileseast of early according to dispatches re ceived by the Fresno Blornlng i r 1 Pardon Test Case WillJStart Soon By Universal SAN former Governor Ma Ferguson may be returnel to the penitentiary if a test case begun here with the arrest of Herman who received executive is suc cersful ior At torney Chambers said here The Schulz test case was Insti tuted to determine if the governor can pardon a con victed in a district while his case is on appeal before the court of criminal Gun Wounds Prove Fatal To Rule Man Funeral services for who was shot by oh on a downtown last Saturday and who died were held Monday after noon from the Baptist church The body was sent to Shamrock for Favers is in the country Jail at Haskell awaiting action of the grand TAXE1 By Univernai Service approved the new law taxing bach elors from one to two dollirs in addition to the ordinary Ths liw provides for heavy fines for those who try to it Morgan was conferring with the cotton pickers concerning it He was robbed of about after being beaten over the head with a He left a wife and four The country In which the crime is very wild and By The Associated Press Robert is being held in Fort Worth on a formal filed In Crosby charging the murder Monday night of Dickens county whose body was found to day in a canyon 20 miles west of over the Crosby county according to information received Sheriff Bud Johnston and Deputy Sheriff Vernice Ford of Lubbock county discovered that Stanley who is said to have been working for Morgan came to Lub bock Monday night by automobile from Crosbyton and bought a tick et to Fort Ford telephoned Fort Worth railroad who took Stanley from train number 2 at Fort Worth at Sheriff Elmer Reed of Crosby advised of the arrest by Sheriff Johnston of Lub bcck left for Fort Worth at once to take charge of the Student Suicides In America Mount As Another Ends Life Because He Was Disgrace Youth Takes Poison By Universal Service fourteenth student tallied today when Clifford died in Syracuse as the result of takingpoison at his home It was the youths second at tempt to end his because he was a disgrace to his par though they do not know why he so considered His death comes close on the heels of the suicide by ehoot ing Monday by Thomas of tho high school senior that by gas of George in Daven on the same and two other student suicides in the an addition of four to the longlist in one End Of Chinese War May Seajrouble For The United States f By Universal Service States marines will be landed at Shanghai whenever it becomes nec essary to protect American life and property from mob it was announced at the White House So long as the Cantonese and Northern armies continue in actual the intervention of the ma rines will probably be it was But the administration fears that with the overthrow of one the mobs will ransack and kill until the new government ig able to The marines will be kept ready to so long as the emergency it was Because of Chinas vast ter theUnited States Is having difficulty with It was that all present reporte do not indicate that Ameri cans are in serious Daily a labor today pub lished an Oriental press service dispatch from Hankow stating it is authoritatively denied that Eugene Chinese nationalist foreign and Owen OMal British have broken off The dispatch adds that Chen states he is ready to Kign the British POISONED BREAKFAST SENDS CRmeALLY STRICKEN FAMILY TO HOSPITAL AT BALLINGER Father And Mother Escape By Arising Later Than School Children Physician Orders Removal When Efforts Prove Unavailing Special to The News tiny white cots of a hospital here four children are tottering on the precipice of death because their little mother and Johnnie unknowingly used poisoned flour while preparing Tuesdays un 11 r T i 1111111 T T 1 re Johnnie Lee her self is critically The five are the children of and Ned pioneer West Texan and tenant five miles east of Five Are III The dangerously ill are Opalv 14 and six grids 31 and They were brought here this afternoon after a Bronte physician feared that his efforts to save their lives were proving and TVaddie and a younger brother escaped poisoning by arising later than the who were preparing to go to Because her mother was indis Johnnie Lee arose early to prepare breakfast for the all of whom attend The oldest brother was dispatched to house to jborrttS Coleman is Selected As Next Meeting Place Green Measure Given of Crosby county said tonight over the telephone that the formal com plaint charging murder had been filed against Stanley Is from Ford Little Symphony Twelve new members attended last nights rehearsal of the Abi lene Little Symphony under direction of John It was the second rehearsal of tho The musicians nre devoting much time to n study of orchestral The members present were Herbert Preston and Vivian first violin Carrico and Lefebre Davis Scarborough and Lynn Kn second violins Bar trombone and horn in There are not 88 The privilege Of membership is extended by the orchestra to musi of Abilene and neighboring communities who can devote one night each week for rehearsnl and who wish seriously to study or cheetrnl San Antonio Fetes Religious Advisor By The Associated Press SAN preparatory to his installation and Investiture a first metropolitan of fhe newly created province of Most Arthur Jerome LL was feli citated Tuesday night at the muni cipal auditorium by a multitude of his spiritual subjects who filled the building to honor their new ad From the tuge Jn the course of the formal he was con gratulated and praised by of tne Roman Catholic chwrcn and others of t who state ana Train Service Suspended In San Diego After Storms By The Associated Press SAN 15 This city was cut off from rest of the world early even ing as far as train service 13 con Trains to and from tho east over the San Diego and Ari zona stopped running yes terday because of bad At 6 today the Santa Fe of hero reported that no trains would enlcr or leave cty over its Unas between San Lot AcielQB until further Tire sixth district of Che Texas Bankers Association in annual here Tuesday selected Coleman for Its 1928 meeting and elected as chairman Hall cashier of the First National and as secretarytreasurer assistant cashier of the San Angelo National both of this They succeed Bert cashier of the First National Bank of and cashier of tho City National Bank of San re Speakers urged restricted credit to cotton farmers toreduce acre endorsed sug gested a federal board to stabilize agriculture and approved the Green bill pending in congress to shift from the banks to the gov where It was said to be the responsibility of adjusted compensation In a re view of some of the basic industries of the livestock raisins jand oil were shown to contribute much to president of the First National Bank of speaking from 50 years experience in banking as re lated to livestock raising said that now more than ever before raising of all livestock should show a prof it and is where the producer is at tending to his The bankers stood in silent tri bute to Captain Charles ranchman and who died last week at his home in The fly ing composed of bankers from the larger cities of Texas and the North and contributed almost onehnlf the estimated at The party leaves early Wednesday morning by spe cial train for Houston to attend the First District bankers convention The Sixth district i meeting here embraced 33 j counties in which there are 65 Entertainment features included a stag luncheon at this after followed by a motor a banquet and a dance Prince Of Sweden Visits With President Coolidge By Universal Sorvicc Prince William of Sweden today told of making President Coolidge smile twice during his recent visit to the White The Prince siiid he had been led to believe Coolidge Returning to America after an absence of 20 Prince Wil liam noted tnJer more more automobiles and more He lectured at the Ma sonic COWBOY IS SHOT By The Assocfated Press over their animal charges today brought to a cllmruc a long enmity between two for mer now connected with a film hero and ac cording to the in the shoot Ing of Oeorsto arrett t No Telephone Almost immediately after eat the children became There was wo lelephMe in tho home and medical aid was long in The1 father Is a former Runnels county mail He moved only recently to the farm with his Nicaragua Peace Hopes Abandoned By Universal Service American government tonight abandoned any hope for peace in and will continue to police the republic with United States it was officially learned at the state The navy transport Henderson was ordered to leave Philadelphia and pick up 300 apprentice sea men at ut Hampton Roads for 600 marines and proceed for southern The seamen are to be dropped nt for training with the fleet and as many more trained sailors or ma rines taken on they will proceed direct for Jurors Selected In Murder Trial jurors had been selected Tuesday in the trial of Pat charged by indictment with the murder of bus driver from the Union Bus Com pany of San last AugUst when the special venire of 89 nen was The case wns transferred on a change of venue 10 Kcrrville from The battered body of Gray found near Medina 13 from on August For est was arrested near the Famous Opera Soprano Suggests Music As Cure cureall to stem the tidal wava of stu dent suicides was offered here Amelita fam ous opera More music will result in itnv er she addressing a group of young women musicians who greeted her on her arrival It would re better if more young people loved music as you There would not ba so selfkillings among college stu BOMB OF BOYS WORK By Universal Service Three pupils of the teciinical high school who received poor examination marks built a bomb in the school laboratory in order to blow up their teach But the had learned their chemlttry to badly thmt bomb failed to ;