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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - February 24, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THE WEATHER WEST TEXAS TfcurscUy Friday mild Volume THURSDAY FEBRUARY 1927 FOURTEEN PAGES Number 150 EXAS STATE L 35 JTS Ohio Merchant Is Found Guilty In Mellett Murder Case FOUR MORE AMERICAN CRulSERS ORDERED TO ODNA Three Brothers Held For Death War Vessels to Reinforce Shanghai Troops Fear Of Attack On City Is Believed By Universal Service additional American destroyers were ordered Jo Shanghai today as the situation a more serious j the navy department an The ships are the and Rebel from Ma nilaand the Parrot from the Pagoda The de stroyers Prait andthe Gunboat Helene were sent to Hong Reinforce The ships arfe to reinforce the ulreafly large force concentrated off Shanghai under the command i of Admiral Clarence commander In chief of the Ameri can Asiatic The state department would not make public definite advices on the imminent attack on Shanghai and the danger to Americans but it was admitted that new peril had prompted the of ad ditivrtal these ships and Uie marines aboard the which is due to arrive at Shanghai it was believed that Admiral Williams will be able to afford adequate protection to Some what alarming political developments were One Marshal Sun Chaun Fang hia been eliminated by combina tions auninst Ke informed Chinese ho had teen the vic tim of treachery and would not go to the front He has been the defender of Shanghai and the hope of the conservative His army remains at and is expected to offer resistance to the Cantonese at that Reports The navy department denied current reports that American troops had actually landed in Shanghai and wore patrolling the international It was said that men are being held in readiness aboard the warships and will land only when it becomes Report of the firing on Shang bv Chinese gunboats was con lirrred by the cables to the state The firing was direct ed at the arsenal of tne heils overreached and fell in the French Little damage was Testimony of Witnesses On Stand Late In Day Fails to Tally With Early Thirtyseven years ago men slain in the hills of Scott Now three have arrested at They were jailed totiwait the action of Vir ginia The men are Willis Patton and disappeared after the crime and r turned up later in the Oklahoma coal Impeachment Of New York Judge Is Sought At Capitol Hearings By The Associated Press FORT did not rob and slay Roscoe Theater according to testimony offered by three de fense witnesses who took the stand late Wednesiay afternoon in crim inal district court in rob bery with firearms These three whose testimony did not coincide with that of earlier state de clared that they had identified j has been charged Representative Fiorello also of NEA Washington Bureau Judge Frank of the Federal court in New York who alUs Cecil as the bandit fired the fatal grabbed a bag containing and jumped into a moving car driven by another Witnesses testifying1 as to the identity of Silvers were Joe Dan driver for the Yellow Cab who stood across the street and saw a bandit shoot down Wilson at the northwest cor ner of Tenth and Commerce streets Ben operator of a cleaning and pressing shop on Tenthstreet anoVDenton cigarstand op I3fforts of the state to break down thetestimony of these wit nesses Coplin and who the two suspects in jail at refused to admitunder cross examination they not positive about the identi Officials Probe Torso Mystery By The Associated Press SOUTH Seeking a solution for the Jos eph river torso Coroner Carl Reifeis here today telegraphed New with impeachable conspiracy with prohibition officials in under cover efforts to obtain evidence against This picture was taken at Washington when the Judiciary Committee met to consider a request to the House of Representatives for authority to hear LaGuardias evidence against Judge Judges is with him Elisha the PROBE GROUP HEARS CASE Bandits Death Is Selected As Best Means Of Suicide Indianapolis police to arrest and Leaves Love Note Behind For Young Wife Illness Was Cause By The Associated Press ink of his final words of love and guid Jnce for his young bride hardly George wealthy so ciety nationally prominent in Republican ended his life today with a bullet through his At the moment the former Mima De waited for him at his downtown office ready to join him at noon for a trip to New York whence that i Vvere to saii for they SHIP CREW RESCUED By The Assuciated Press j to Five Are Injured In Pipe Line Explosion Whilejttjntork By The Associated Press message at tonight to thej Three five one of Seattle harbor radio from the these possibly and property Darner Ruth said that i loss totaling was toll Ydmiral Peary had taken on 1 Wednesday of an explosion here on board the captain and crew of 28 the main line of the Northern off the Mary E reported Texas Utilities The dead near i and injured were members of Holt EngineeringCompanys was replacing a 12inch natural gas line with 16inch vestigation as to the cause of the which followed the igni tion of escaping gas Wednesday is in The three men killed in tho ex plosion are Edgar of Jim of Sulphur Oscar Blackie of The five seriously injured are Foreman William burns and a fractured Fred who was foreman in charge of a labor gang on the pipe line Is the most seriously injured and his burns may prove hospital attendants n i New York Fire Fighter Is Saved By Aid Of Comrades NEW was restored to life today after being pronounced by means of artificial He was overcome by fumes while fighting a At tha hospital they said it would be impossible but members of hla local company worked for over an hour to save and ho is on tho way to re hold for examination a man named Ernest A man by name is wanted for questioning in connection with the disappearance of Alice Van The headless body found here several days ago has never been identified as that of Van Ernest Rogers was an employe of Marys college and i blame he near which place the mutilated i wrote to his This fate was body was He was a boarder on inevitable conclusion For approximately four years Porter had suffered from a complication of ills and only a few days ago returned from Johns Hopkins hospital at where he had been advised to go to London and place him self under the care of a special May Be Impeached By The Associated Press in timate picture of under cover en forcement work in which prohibi tion officials carried on extensive bootlegging operations to round up the master minds of an liquor ring wa3 unfolded before the house judiciary committee today on hearings on charges against Federal Judge Frank Cooper on the Northern New York Under the fire of Representative La New who is seeking impeachment of the four employes of the unit told how an was reached between Prohibition Commissioner Judge Cooper and several agents to attempt stopping the leak on con traband liquor from Canada into New York by playing the bootleg gers own La Guardia has asserted that Judge Cooper should be impeached because he conspired with prohi bition officials to trap liquor law who later were brought before him for prohibition agreement Verdict Carries Penalty Of Life Imprisonment McDermott Was First By The Associated Press Ben hardware was con victed today of second degree murder in the slaying last July of Don Canton edi The verdict carries a penalty of life defense toldJudge Agler he would file motion for a new To Hear Motion The court announced the motion would be heard next The Jurys verdict was reported by Maggie charged with having in stigated a plot to kill Mellett be causeof the editors attacks on vice conditions in is the eecond man to be convicted of the now serv ing a life sentence In Ohio peniten was charged having fired one of tho shots that killed Louis the third defenu is awaiting trial British May Send Ship To Nicaragua By Universal Service British government today threaten ed to send a manofwar to Nicara gua to protect its citizens unless the United States can guarantee protection for This Information was contained In a cable to the state department from Charles American minister at He quoted a memorandum handed him by the British charge daffairs which the absence ot guarantees from the Nicaraguan and United States governments for the protec tion of lives nnd British subjects In Kansas City Man Fails In Purpose By The Associated Press KANSAS broke and wanted to but did not want to kill him He decided that to be killed in a holdup was the best Early this morning he held up a then pocket ing his revolver turned his back on the cashier and cook and awaited a shot that would end his But no shot came and Schlager walked A few blocks away he was accosted by two policemen and saw another chance of being He started to draw his but the policemen overpowered him and took him to a police station where he told his He served a term in the Iowa state penitentiary for horso being released in he told but has gonestraight Physicians Story Changes As Reason Ousted Solons Are Carry ing On Campaign For Reeiection Session Lasts Two at the Van Dusen home and is re ported to have been infatuated of a twisted Here I write and plan and the revolver has our iMyis iWfef Penniless and a threeyear old child clinging to her skirts and another in a state hospital a mother is walking Abi lene streets by vainly seek in This was the tragic picture drawn by Benno Schmidt secretary of the county United Welfare here yes in discussing the wo mans plight According to the mother came to the city last Saturday after Abilene had been recommended by a charity worker in another city as a fine place to After vain attempts to secure the woman yester day appealed tc the charity or ganization for Efforts of the local employ ment bureau and Schmidt have An appeal in the womans behalf is being made by the charity worker through The Morning Schmidt may be reached at with Van Both Rog1 been ready after ers and Van Dusen peared the same day and relatives of both believed they Son Of Will Hogg Takes Off ice Oath By The Associated Press Hogg of son of the late renowned James former governor of was sworn in as a member of the house sentatives today to fill the place vacated by the death of Judge Norman Klttrell recently Hogg was given the oath by Speaker The house unanimously adopted a resolution by Representative Barron thanking citizens of Laredo for its entertainment of the for tieth legislature there Washingtons Speaker of also was disap joyful member or an aris trocratic Russian was mar ried in India June They met when she visited in Chicago while a coed at the University of Wisconsin I love you I die because I can not he wrote Porter was graduated from Tale in entered business in Chicago shortly and became prominent in civic life and He Reputed Oklahoma Bad Man Captured By The Associated Press reputed bad man of who killed William Irby two days ago and for whom a man hunt has been staged through the Ozark hills since that time was arrested tonight 20 miles southwest Children Recover From Poisoning Four of the five Waldie who were in the Halley and Love sanitarium here after eating bis cuits containing arsenic poisoning have returned to their home in the Marie northwest of but the aged 10 is still in the Misses Johnie Ifi and returned to their home Tues the other and returned home Satur The children became ill Tuesday morning one week ago at the home of their and after eating biscuits containing arsenic Physicians eay that Carl will be able to return home sometime this properties of the event of By The Associated Press Indictments involving bribery charges which recently cans expulsion of Dale and Moore from the Texas house of were re turned by the Travis county grand jury but not an The indictments probablvj will not be made public offi cially until Dale and now under bond are They both are conducting campaigns for re election at the special election called for March 5 to fill vacated Call Witnesses During the last two weeks tha grand jury has called before iti By The Associated Press Frank Loomls was held ftt police headquarters tonight on suspicion of first degree murder after detec tives announced they had dlscov further street ism and his Agents Reveal Unique Money Tale eral secret service agents disclosed astory here today of a woman who withdrew her life savings of from the banks last tore the currency in pieces and scatter ed the fragments in the vicinity oC her in the belief that a rela tive was attempting to steal This was revealed today after the arrest of Walter up of the muti lated currency and attempted to exchange it for new currency with the aifi of a false He pleaded guilty on a charge of mak ing a false claim against the gov ernment and in default of bond taicen to the city of He was taken to the Douglas county Judge Fred Stewart of the circuit appealed to the allow the law to take its James abrother of the dead also addressed the ask ing that there be no A LUNCH CLUB GROWS Lamesa than fifty business men MShaw was charged with musical numbers for the program and Rogers was the prin cipal talking on the sub incendlar majestys government are reluctantly con templating the dispatch of a man ofwar to the western coast of Coolidge Expected To Act Or Bill Soon By Universal Service dent Coolidge Is expected to defer action on the McNaryHaugen farm relief bill until tho lost of this it was learned Belief still prevails that he will veto the Senator Stewart and Representa tive both of called at the White House today to ask the chief executive to give the measure his in his story of the finding of the body of his who was clubbed to death in their home last Blood spattered on the physi cians overcoat and hat when he went to a police station last night to notify officers was explained officers by Loomis saying ho had stooped over to see if his wife were how police said ho changed his story and denied he touched the body because he knew It was prop er to awn It the arrival of police and the Later In tho day when confronted by the finding of blood on the lining of his shirt ho again changed his detectives and stated he start ed to pick up the body and then placed it back on the the Senator coauthor of called to present his future Senatorelect of but said the farm bill was not Highway Work Disruption In Panhandle Is Threatening By Universal Service Inability to receive funds from the state highway department to Hassell Reprieve to disrupt highway maintenance over the Panhandle The highway department is behind in its payment of wages to approximately 250 em ployes in the Panhandle it was announced at offices of the heavy guard was the jail for the around Judge Stewart promised an early HELD FOR MURDER By The Associated Press Yates was held without bond today on a charge of first degree murder In the death of his wife at February Ha was arrested near New Madrid He waiv ed preliminary iKrmr and charge of infidelity areal leged to led to the town Interest and growing and each Tuesday noon finds the sidewalks filled with La mesa business men on their way to the OWNER KILLS SELF By The Associated Houses Man Is Injured In Virginia Slide By TTie Associated Press A mass of earth and estimat ed at swept down a hill side between hero and Warwood John cafo died today from a pistol wound officers said he Inflicted upon himself when Jealousy i served a wnrrnnt on him charging statutory offense involv ing hla 15 old step dauf By The Associated Press ernor Dnn Moody today issued the proclamation granting a 30 day re prieve to George JHassell of Far confessed slayer of 13 per originally scheduled to die February was granted the the proclamation principally because ho has given notice of appeal and the law re quires tho court of criminal appeals must be allowed to act before his Moody also gave the fact thnt ITassell probably will seek an In finity trial as another reason for granting Hassells pending appeal has not been filed with the court of crim inal appeals Three Political Parties In Chicago Ready For Tilt By Tho Associated Press the two predominant and tho new Peoples break crime clear decks today for a 40day battle of words before Chlcngo voters decide April 5 whether William Demo cratic encumbent William Hale Republican nominee and former or John Dill of the new organi shall bo State Oil Official Will Probe Amarillo Reports By The Associated Press head of the stafo oil and gas will hero foon for of who testi fied investernting committee that recommended DaleMoore One was Houston optome trist license bill reported In marked bills with the cognizance of to get Moores optome trist license gill reported uni favorably from a house Two others were Ranger Captaina Frank Hamer nnd Tom who told of arresting the in a hotel alley shortly after the money was and Moore in his hotel where Chamber lin and Dale had been a few min utes a admitted before the house investigating committee that tho money was but declared that Chamberlin forced the on as a retainer In case Chamber lin should be cited for contempt in connection with lobbying activi ties for the Texas Optometry of which the latter is legis lative Defense counsel at the house hearing introduced a letter that Chamberlin admitted writing to optometry association headquarters at asking for a day for lobbying ex Lobblst Exonerated Chamberlin was exonerated oS any Irregularity when the committee on public affairs a few days aso accepted his affidavit that his lobbying expenses wcro properly Representative author of a resolution to Investigate recom mended acceptance of the ENLIST SOLDIERS By Mexican government is conscript Ing able bodied unemployed men and civil between IS nnd 40 of in the state of for the army In its cam paign against the Yaqui according to dispatches reaching here SOME WANTADS WE NOTICED YE3TEKDAY Personal Notices pursa I HAVE located my leather which was taken from the tree on 534 Beech Tuesday I will give you until Friday nipht to put It bark and T shnll not Business Opportunities demolished two houses and tno where a survey of probably fatally injured gas waste is being who returned to his j Deputy Supervisors for some time homo to articles value after the elldo had Large havo boen conducting nn tion of reports thnt millions of cubic ot gaa aro wasted LOAN party wants loan of tit Spercfnt will give five room jranse lot on paved street as Ad Livestock and Pets FOR marked isterod Boston Bull six weckt Phone Siirurioiia Furniture For Sale FOR SALE new walnut dlningr room CCplaca Uosers Euroka Vacuum and IP YOU have xomothinK new olasslfioatlon In want ads will assist rhone Two ;