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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - January 4, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS WEST TEXAS Wednesday Volume TUESDAY JANUARY TEN NUMBER 2ft Held In Fatal Stabbing of White Man At Jay ton i GIESE FREED ON WRIT AND PROBE OPENS Elgin War Veteran May Not Be Called To Trial In Murder Case By The Associated Press jury investigation of the triple Engler staried murder of Monday simultaneously Carl Triea To Overtake Negro Is Report Caught After Long Following a search vrhich lasted for 12 Julius Jt t b Wi UOy tC vas this ing him from custody earlier in afternoon by officers in conthe uection with the fatal stabbing with the announcement of Dis trict Attorsey Moore that in his opinion the three charges of murder filed against Willie Giese of Elgin annulled by the writ of habeas free a 32 old m o ias freed by Judge James last night 01 Lari j Hamilton of the criminal district Howard Avas arrested at the court Judge Hamilton held that the evidence introduced was insufficient to hold Three complaints against charging him with slaying crossing of the Salt Fork of the Brazos between Jay ton and Wood was fatally stabbed be tween midnight and 1 octoek this were one in the back and the other severing his jng The affray is said by officers have a poker It is alleged Howard grabbed the money being used in the and Wood followed supposedly recover the One white a and several negroes saw Howard leave with the with Wood in pur When to return about an hour they instituted a search lifeless body in a cotton field five miles northwest of Wood was found about this Sdferching parties form ed immediately for Wood leaves and a daugh S years Staff officials of the West Texas Chamber of in quarter ly session liere today officially took possession of their new headquar a tile and stucco building containing eight offices and spacious assembly The was spent in inspec tion of One of the halls will house the West Texas mineral and manu facturcd The afternoon was devoted to Wade Presides At a brief morning session pre sided over by manager Hdmer Charles 60 Vlrs Charles their adopted i at 1WO wounds jwere to the grand jury by Justice of the Peace Frank City Detective McClain and superintendent of the Austin po lice identification bureau said they were called to appear before the grand McClain and Thorp were a mong officers arresting Justice Tannehill said the com plaints have not yet been with drawn from his Although he believes the charges that District fact will Attorney not pre vent a thorough investigation by the grand Blanton Pledges Aid to Veterans In Change of Law Blanton of congressman from the Seventeenth next Monday will present to a committee of the house the proposal if state commander of the American to so change the wording of the adiusted compensation law whereby veterans may secure loans on adjusted a message received by the com mander from Congressman action u aid legion aires in meeting present emergen cies will be Blanton promised to advise Winters action the committee might propose to It is impossible for veterans to secure loans on their certificates because of the peculiar wording of the Winters The bill that The director of the Veterans Bureau In his accept the cerUficate and note and pay the bank in full in case the veteran fails to pay his The bill does not make it com pulsory for the Veterans Bureau to pay such Winters Because of he banks are justified in refusing to Grand Jury Takes Up San Antonio Kidnaping Plot By Universal Service SAN of the plot to kid nap Dan aged and one of the richest men In the who was to be held for was in the hands of the Baxar county grand jury Three men are now charged with the plot and an attempt is being made to connect a fourth who owns exten sive ranch properties in the south was to have been captured by the rude of setting his garage on flre in the early A chance remark on the postoffice steps of one of the men charged in the case led to the One of the alleged plotters turned states State Pleads Absence Of Witnesses When Case New Quakes Felt On Pacific Coast 3 since YOUNG TEXAS HUNTER SOUGHT BY FOUND WITH FRIENDS By The Associated Press FALLS a hunrer for whom a search was started this after noon when relatives feared that he had been was found to day with Cecil and his brother were hunting but the latter was unable to keep pace with the chase and returned home Sunday When the dogs showing evidences of a Garntrs relatives feared bhat had oeen attacked oy a pack of A plane sent from iveny Field to aid in the was forced to return because of dark Garner said he had stopped with about four hours after his brother left him and had boen them sine that Four sharp arth tremors midnight last by subterranean marked is believed to be a series ot readjusting contortions along the San Andreas earth fault in Imperial Valley where a series of heavy shocks beginning Satur day morning did extensive dam age here and in ilexicali across the International line in Lower new damage was caused by the most recent shocks and merj chants hung out doing as usual A systematic cleanup of stores and other buildings was under way before the usual start of the j while wreckers be By The Associated Press CORPUS the stipulation that If the state is not ready for the trial on January 17 he will conduct the hearing on a writ of habeas corpus with the wtnesses the state has in court at that Judge Cunningha n Monday reset the trial of Frank Bonner to begin on that The state pleaded absence of Bonner is charged with murder in the case of Barnes and his who died in a bomb explosion here sev eral George C district resisted the effort of defense counsel to obtain a hear ing a writ of habeas sayingthai the same witnesses needed in the trial would be neces sary at tho habeas corpus Defense counsel Lon Curtis of Belton said the defense would be willing to have the district attor ney presant what it expected to prove by testimony of absent wit and vould consider such statements as whereup on Judge Cunningham replied I dont like to hear the case on hearsay I don likeit that is what I understand the grand jury Curtis Witnesses who wen here today were placed under bond for ot 9 January and released on their own recog The special venire was excused likewise until that Judge Cunningham will open his regular term of court at Raymond vine next but said the business there could be disposed of by January Claude Easterllng and president and secretary of the Stamford Chamber welcomed the s Wade outlined the stand of the chamber on legislative matters as by directors and authority of president Arthur Duggan denied a recent press re port the organization was sup porting any proposed legislative measures for forcing reduction of cotton declaring that the problem was economic rather than legis ELY CAUTIONS LAW SUPPORT IS NECESSARY 77 Violations Will Be Inves tigated By Grand Jury Here After hearing Judge Ely caution against winking at the Eighteenth a grand jury in Taylor county district court settled down Mondayto dis pbse of what is scheduled to be the largest docket in the history of the Seventyseven criminal cases EMERSON SUCCEEDS NELLIE ROSS Following a venison dinner at the Stamford Inn venison being sup plied from the kill of White head and Whitaker while on a holiday the business session held in the Thorough plans for each depart ment gone It was decided to greatly widen the scope of work being done by the publicity depart Th3 publicity manager will spend most of his time in the field gathering publicity data from the affiliated towns an assistant being provided to handle office West Texai officials publi cation will te further and a choice class of national circula tion to embrace finance Eastern banks with west Texas connections and manu facturing concerns considered pros pects for West Texas Agrlcnltiuil Work An aggressive program ol agri T will toe pushed and are slated to come up for grand jury Corridors of the district court room floor were crowded Monday with witnesses and principals in cases already being investigated by the Wednesday or it was predicted by the court will see the first indictments re Arrests lie at that with 23 leads in the number of Liquor violations come second with ten and theft is third with Seven murder all involving ne will be The Grand Jnry Fender of Abilene is the jury Other jurors are Guy Tuscola Lawn Hill Sim Abilene Abilene Ed Hamby Bradshaw Abi lene Potosi Merkel and Judge Elys charge was delivered Immediately afier court convened at 9 In the court ex pressed enforce ment would be easier in the future with it he that there will be less He sJso the laws In my judgment who this year j it Is a great forward step of the harvested three tons of maize per nation in prohibiting the manufac acre from seed which he has sale commodity developed by practical selection lasting over a period of five years Americas First Woman to be Governor Wishes New Chief Success By Universal Service face wreathed In but a noticeable catch in her Nellie Taylor Americas first woman today relinquish ed to Frank her Republican the reins of office as chief executive of the Ross left the city Im mediately for a brief Ross spoke briefly of the responsibilities that rest upon public of pleas ures and disappointments that come to those high in political sta She studiously avoided any comparison between the accom ulisment3 of men and women as wished Emerson and his administration every attended by spiritual and material blessings without measure for our well and pledged her continued allegiance to the wel fare of the state of Japanese Prince In San Francisco will sent throughout West ABANDONED BABE IS FOUND AT SEYMOUR particularly the plains sec tion and Central West Texas to demonstrate his riiethod of seed vhich he has The exhibit work continue under Whitakers Manage Wade will go to Austin for the session of the state legis lature and will carefully inspect all Suit To Restrain Road Commission May Be Dropped In legislation for its effect upon West I f1ioatlons were Iate Monday The equalization work sponsored by president Duggan will be and it is hoped to the state suit for permanent in junction against the state high way commission would be dis bear favorable legislation at a return here Thurs gan tearing three walls fire the remaining of the police and A side wall col lapsed during the Jirst heavy shocks and it was decided to raze the weakened Persons arriving here from Mexico said that Black volcanic 40 miles south of the border had besn emitting smoke and vapors since the start of the By The Associated Press SEYMOUR lor county officers have failed to find the persons responsible for the abandonment of an infant found near the Brazos river Sun day midnight bv two Charles Martin and Alex return ing from a hunting One oi the Infants legs Is but physicians said the child tvill live unless complications from ex posure set MEXICAN D1I By The Associated Press SAN Feiipe de la years Wfc0 came tn gun Antnnio fpw weeks befo e tho fall of the was buried here to Fuenta is said to have been tn the but did not any vicinity of the of the Band In Pennsylvania Three armed and to day held up the First National Bank of handcuffed and gathered up be and in cosh andescaped in a motor 1 INFANT IS KILLED Thoatus Leo six months old son of and while leit alone at home knocked down A gun leaning against the which exploded anal killed HUDSPETH BILL IS PASSED BY HOUSE By The Associated Press The secretary of asrJcuIture would be authorized within his discretion permit admission from Mexico into Texas cattle which have been freed from tick Infection1 under the HuUspeth bill approved by the ho ise today and regular Stress Cooperation Service men of the organization will be assigned to work with affiliated chambers of commerce closely cooperating in the work of the organizations with that of the regional body and every will be made to render the maximum of practical service throughout the The plan of membership renewal first tried at Lubbock antf later at Vcrnon with flattering results will be followed in all larger thus releasing staff members hitherto engaged in work for service Wade announced that the organi zation unor recommendation of as sistant manager Leeman would make an effort to secure relief from reserve and notional guard of ficers recently disfranchised by an opinion of the attoreny generals de Those attending the meeting were manager Misses Clara and Inez Lively and Miss Allen Wright of the Stamford Ray assistant man ager of Fort and his sec Sudiie day or Friday of Attorney Gen eral Dan Judge George Calhoun of the 53rd district court here December temporary injunction granted a restraining By Universal Service PAN Contractor On Way To Texas Killed the highway commission from ad vertising for awarding con and entering into leases for The suit was scheduled to be heard Monday on Its merits but was passed until Thursday on motion of Earnest assistant attorney May said he would recommend to Moody the dismissal of the suit because the holding up of federal aid money by the federal government had prevented the highway commission from award ing large contemplated federal aid I dont see that there is much left to May Prince second of the late emperor of Japan and heir apparent to the arrived here today from He will leave tomorrow on the steam er Siberia Maru for Toklo to attend funeral of his The latter will go direct to Yokohama and Is expected to make a record The a student at Ox was summoned home at the time his father was taken serious ly Tonight the prince was honored at an informal reception given by the Japanese By Universal Service new ruler of Is reported in dispatches Tokio as having Utken to his suffering with The emperor is also afflicted with a loss of but his physi say his illness is not ser By The Associated Press that from to and possibly a much larger was paid to members of the federal jury that recently acquitted former Sheriff Peter Hoffman and seven other officers on a charge of conspiracy to obstruct were made tonight by Hope first assistant United States district after a day spent in Questioning three men who are under one of them a United States marshal Those held are Leo Tash deputy United States mar Joseph son of a former police captain and an t Worth Fifteen Grand They were taken Into custody after Thomas deputy Un ited States marshal In charge of the venire from which the fed eral jury was told Thomp son that Tashjian sought to in duce hfm to see that Plunketfs name was drawn from jury Court Order To Produce Pair Now In Prison For franks To Be By Universal Service of habeas corpus ordering Warden Elmer Green to than Leopold and Richard illfamed slayers of Bobbie ifi circuit court will be asked of Judge Franlc Hooper tomorrow it was leayned hero this Both youths are wanted de fendants in a suit for damages brought by Charles Chicago taxlcab driver who chars He said that Plunketts name a was card bearing handed to him by Tashjian and that on the back was a notation Indicating that It would be worth fifteen grand which he took to mraa to place Plunkett on the said he made no attempt to have the name drawn from jury but toad turned on to Mr over his in Clarence a special federal intelligence said that Tfshjiait had made a clean breast of while ha had admitted ho attempted to have Plunketts name placed the jury but said that only W been and mutilated him on November Henry attorney for announced hero to day that he would ask Judge Hooper for writs to bring the slayers Into did not think Other federal officials said that damaging admissions amounting to a confession had lecn obtained from least one of the While federal officers charged that several thousand dollars had v LIIUUOUUU UimuiSi JIUli H likely that the pair wonld be found tnelr way to the ju th produced before Wednesday morn foimd no lndlcation cf the It will be the first time that Loeb will be outside Thompson said he intended to pursue his investigation alt night and would present the en tire case to the new federal the State grand jury to be irapanclled He is confined in the old j Ho also indicated uwt Joliet while Leopold is j r of prison since he was committed to I Governor Grants an inmate of the new StatevlIIe The latter was brought into wurt in November of last year during trial of six con victs subsequently sentenced to be hanged for the murder of Deputy Warden Attorneys Burt Crowe of and Frank Wise or have been named as de fense 27 More Pardons Mexico Continues To Ignore Diaz SonInLaw Is Held In Death Of Wealthy Woman By The Associated Presa liam JoIIy Fresno contractor died in a local hospital here fast night as a result of Internal in juries a few hours after dm auto mobile which he was driving miss ed a turn on the highway and icrashed into a packing Jally vax starting for El where he planned to visit his the LYNES FtTNEKAI TODAY By The Associated FYass The funeral of Frederick Xeil famrtvjB band wll held here He died In He ws born In Smithfield Farmer Fatally Shoots Self By The Associated Press Harold sonin law zt Catherine wealthy Tvho was found murdered here taken into tonight question His mother told Nassau coun ty detectives that Webster corne to her home tortay with old her io destroy She said she burned the The Alice of said thac Webster came to home with the corft which he said was too shabby to wear longer She was brought here for District Attorney Elvin Edwards said that Webster was j the sta I Mew as he was about to board ft tran fcr each convicted of in conmttion with the Dy The Associated Press SMITH Jeff Smithfield firm fatally shot himself in the baok of the head today witha shotgun according to Ciaude who saw the tVHlls said she was standing on her back porch when she saw Marcum step out of his back door and the back of his head Marcum left a will attested by two which was drawn up last Bryan Senator Is Not Candidate For Speaker By The Associated Bcntjitlvo W Barren of this Brazos and Grimes counties in tho lower house of the Tcocas states positively that he will not be a candidate i for spoakfir of the He siHd ha had urged by his frienrfs to make thp cut had dismissed 0ie By Prfrs Gov ernor Miriam Ferguson Mon day commuted to short the life Imprisonment sentences of two murder slaying of a granted 27 fit pardons and one creasing her wjlcrnency proclama tions to All indications are her clemency proclamations will pass the mark before she leaves office at noon at tho end of a two year She has 709 full pardons and 815 The Ke entcnoe of Honier Fleming from Glllespie county in connection with the sjayinij of bis Annie was com muted to three vchile the life sentence of McXeely from Bell county In connection with the slaying of his brother Billy muted to five was com Woman Slayer At San Antonio By The Associated Preps SAN of Mabel ixntjworth By Tho Associated Presa MEXICO previously ignored the declaration of Adolfa the Conservative president of on the ground that his charges did not de servo to bo dignified with an of ficial tho Mexican govern ment probably will continue that policy regarding his latest mani Prfcsidsnt Diars has charged ico with interference in j Hoffman resigned affairs and lending togcth stating he all members of the jury which ac quitted the former sheriff would be summoned for questioning and it was reported that Federal Judge Louis who pre sided at trie would arrive here Acquitted 17 Hoffman and the otherSeffeml ants were acquitted December 17 and federal officers said they learned of the alleged bribery attempt on Christmas Terry Druggan and Frarikic weal thy beer runners were code fendants with the former sheriff and it was in connection with the liberties allowed them uhile they were serving a federal sentence in the Cook county that the qharges were Several former jail guards and officials also were Wesley former jail was indicted with the but obtained a separate trial when he turned govern ment after the sheriff acted because could not er with arms and to the prohibition laws Sacasa government in Nicaragua and with aiming at sej The itself came curing a dominating influence in i rather sindxn conclusion iho Central American j defense attorneys The Mexican government and they would present no evidence Sacasas representutive lr Mexico character witnesses had tes City already nre officiary on tec onl as denying categorically any official Mexican participation what ever in Ji and so far as the government is its present attitude seems bo to let the matter rest YOUTH MAROONED BY BLIZZARD IS FOUND tiflcd for None ol the defendants A ver dict of not guilty was returned for the sheriff on the first bal and seven more ballots were taken before the ethers wcro ac it was By The Associated Prcfs Calvin one of th DAMAGE RESIDENCES cattle for the slaying of Ada Wv vlthy globe In her a paTment hero more than a year was postponed until cFbru ary when It was called in youths i hllzarJ on be oft me the slopes district court Sherklnn ca naying that scifde McCobb attacked her following argu ment over her was clomv by fire Sunday evening at oclock to a house and furnn t Xorth own lost in hy of Mount damaged md the dam Hood waa fount tonight t0 the furniture h by a sftarchJnf party headed by surnnco on the hotwifi amounts tc and the furniture wus snired for A residence on MockiRR Bird owned and occwpltd by was damaged several nun Earl veteran Voting White had found shelter under a and was waiting there for the storm to He Is being brought to Portland by res according to a telephone drod dollars by report from Afouflt blaze Mondnj ;