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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - January 6, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THE WEATHER WEST TEXAt Thursday Friday fair cooltr In north por tion Volume ABILENE THURSDAY JANUARY TWELVE NUMBER ITISH IN CHI X Aid Withdrawal Beclouds West Texas Road Projects x x x x x x xx x x x x x x x x x x x x SOXTIGERS FACE ACCUSER DENY EVERYTHING Will Free Figure In Famous Case Risberg Repeats Allega tions That Sox Players Paid Detroit Team To throw By The Associated Sweeping denials were made by members of the White Sox and Detroit players of the past and of Risbergs accusations that the White Sox bought a series from the Tigers in when Kene saw Mountain commis sioner of brought the players face to face with thfir accuser in unprecedented hear ing that opened here Colline Cancelled Check Added to these denials were two bits of concrete evidence the base ball players believed indicated in nocence on the part of all those accused and tended to shoot the story Risberg under full of The first wasa cancelled cbeckrdramatically produced by Eddie Collins former second base man of the White and now with the which showed a variance in its date with that mentioned by The other was a statement by George a pitcher with the Detroit that he had been paid from a pool raised by the White Sox play yet he did not pitch in the series in which Risberg said that sloughing was When the hearing was adjourned early after nearly six hours of twenty7odd players had faced Risberg and denied his charges and more of them will take the stand when the hearing is re sumed Chick Involved with Risberg and sis other former White Sox in the crooked Worlds series of will come to Ris bergs rescue in an attempt to sub stantiate the Swedes Faced By His Accusers nervously puffing a cig told his sensational story in a room packed with great stars of the diamond on whom he was to place the brand of When Risberg took the stann there was a moment of deathly silence as hs eyes swept the room picking out the players he The Swede did not say a word to any of his eld baseball pals as he edged his way into the office to take the wit ness chair and none of them said anything to Commissioner back In his old role of rose and called the names of certain men he de Sce BASEBALL Page 2 Ledon Will Not Probe Arrest Of Giese At Elgin By The Associated Press State American legion will make no investigation of the arrest of of 32 year old but will request city and county officials to probe the alle gations recently made by the Eltrfn post against arresting Winters of state com said here Giese was arrested Friday night at his home and charged with murder in connection frith slaying of Charles Enpier and thvlr here two years He was re leased from custody by habeas corpus hearingand the charges virtually AUSTIN Deane of Wednes day was appointed chairman of the American Legion legislative mmittee formpd here by Vinters of state com The program to be followed will be given cut Keenan of vice ECIP m Duration Of Rule Rests With Improvement Of Finances Of the State Highway West Texas highways on FORT WORTH WOMANDIES FROM BURNS Victim Was Wife of Wealthy Realty Man Daughter Detained By The Associated Press FORT wife of a wealthy real estate burned to death in a fire in the dining room of her home here Police took a 26 year old unmar ried daughter of the Prices to third in t fire of unde VICTOR IXXES Man Accused Of Slaying Nelms Sisters Serving in Atlanta Victor central figure in a murder case that the country years soon is to be a free man after spending twelve months in At lanta penitentiary for larceny and using the mails to In 1914 he was accused of murdering two Beatrice ISlqise Nflms Denrufr 3u t because the bodies of the girls were never His accused with is said to be dying of tuberculosis in the The case will be recalled by He is supposed to have the girls to San Antonio or i Refinery Fire At Worth Causes Loss Oi By The Associated Press FORT Firemen working two hours kept large cii storage tanks safe tonight and confined a fire at the Star Refinery to between and The run house and nine bOO barrel storage tanks were ruinjd Constant streams of water played on nine barrel tanks to the windward side of the blaze minimized danger to them and consequently the neighbor firemen squelched the other flames near the point of president of the company said ruined equipment was worth about Several cars of gasoline and oil on adjacent railroad tracks were re moved fron danger by timely use of a switch Liquor Charges Filed Against 10 At Wichita Fails WICHITA of possession and sale of intoxicating liquor were filed against ten drug store own ers and employes in Wichita Falls before Commissioner Lantz by en forcement officers Charges of possession of In toxicating to extracts containing a high percentage of j alcohol were filed against two other drug store Raids which led to the arrests and filing of change were made Tuesday which contracts for ments are yet to be awarded i have assumed a doubtful status because of the action of the 1924 fire department records federal bureau of roads withholding federal aid until R a fminff station the finances of the state high way department are Work already under such as the grading and struc tural projects in Taylor will continue to receive aid from the federal government until it is Ruling Interpreted Contracts to be let are subject to the bureaus recent how and will receive federal aid showing the state department is in O federaV said here last The interpreted by federal en gineer at is that the bureau of roads will not grantaid until the finances of the state highway department are in better The action is not meant to em barrass the state but is merely a business Only Those Coming Up The uling affects only those projects coming Kircher As I understand the work under way in Taylor and oth er counties will be completed with Aid on contracts to be such as the surfacing work in Taylor will be given only when a statement showing that the financial condition of the state highway department is good has been The duration of the ruling de pends entirely upon the state de That it will continue in effect for some time is indicated In the statement of Ernest as sistant attorney that he believed Attorney General Dan Moody would withdraw his petition in district court at Austin for a awarding contracts for Because of the bureaus ruling there is not much left to May is quoted as Try To Rescind Rnle Efforts to have the bureaus ac tion rescinded will be launched Monday by the state highway com dispatches from Austin district federal highway enginneer at Fort will meet with the commission Monday to discuss methods of re gaining the federal aid amounting to about That the state will refrain from further highway improvements un til the wrinkle has been removed entirely and federal aid is restored seeing the fire1 smashed a window with a lawn saw what had and then gained entrance at the front as fire men jimmied a locked Why the house was locked re mained unexplained Price was lying on a rug in the sitting room adjacent to the dining evidently having broken away from the falmes and fallen through the Only a small portion of her clothes were left and she was burned almost be yond Despite she was conscious and asked for her Harry phy at the Baptist Dal Sidled 20 minutes Less than eight minutes before the Baird Price had been working1 on her violet bed in front of her She was the organizer and first head of the Polytechnic Parent Teacher and was active in other club work T 1 Flagship Damaged Re sult Of Forced Land ing Other Planes Re turn To By Tbe Associated Press GUATEMALA the second time since the takeoff at San on December the United States army airmen have had to call a temporary halt to their mile air jaunt over the PanAmerican The New flagship of the which consists of five amphibean made a forced landing a few minutes after tak ingthe Jrfr at the Aurora flying field this for the hop to San and lost its landing All the other which returned here after the will remain at Guatemala City for a week or two until the repairs to the flagship can be Only slight injuries on the hands were suffered by Major Herbert flight and his relief Lieutenant Ennis when they were forced to See Page 4 Probe Of Arson Charge Against Rebecca Begun By The Associated Press called Wednesday to j testify before the Williamson county grand which is un der instructions to investigate the burning of a house at Round in connection with which Rebecca Rogers is charged with included and Carl Nelson anJ Jack insurance men who issued the policy covering the loss and of ficials of a bank around which a strange young is alleged to have loitered about the time of tLe Length of the duration of the investigation was not predicted by officials here Wednesday Other witnesses have been sum moned to before the grand LAREDO MAfHJPENS RACE FOR SPEAKER By The Associated Press AUSTIN ising if elected to be free from any factionalism or Representitive Bobbitt of Thursday opened here his active campaign for the house speakership n the 40th here His friands opened campaign Representative Claud Teer of ia among his most activft Argument Closed By Dan Moody In Boundary Dispute Oral argument In the bcundnry dispute between New Mexico and Texas was Uosed In tho Supreme Court today by Attorney Genera j Dan Moody of Counsel for Xew Mexico were heard yester CHI I FULL HAI Moody Insisted that on J question Mexico had flii tempted to raise it brought j the suit was the actual location of the Rio Giande in Tex he had joined issue on that The question of accretion in the vicinity of the country club on the outskirts of FA he were raised subsequently by a claimant to the New Mexico did not insist upon the application of the doctrine of accretions in locating the continued the attorney 1 nnd was indifferent on I that but did maintain jits original as did jthat the location in 1S50 was con That location was adopted by congress in its act admitting New Mexico Into the he and by thi Uniteu States while New Mexico was a nnd by New Mexico in its con THREE EXECUTED IN MASSACHUSETTS Three men were electrocuted just af ter midnight in Charleston state prison for the murder of a car barn night watchman in The men were Edward John Beveieaux and John Mc Georges Houston Slayer Among 30 Who Are Liberated By The Associated Press ing I have decided to give back to France her brave Gov ernor Miriam Ferguson Wednes day granted a full pardon to Georges Frenchman sentenced to life imprisonment from Harris county for murder in connection with the slaying of his The case attracted wide atten tion when on trial in Houston begged to be allowsd to go to the electric He shot his sweetheart when her love cooled and his pleadings for a reconcilia tion were in The woman also was from France and her body was returned Vexenat served in the French and in the American armies dur ing the World and was wounded while servfcig with the He is a French citi and the pardon was recom mended by the French the governor Governor Ferguson closed the Vexenat pardon proclamation with Lafayette we are She increased herclemency acts to by granting Wednesday 30 full three one citizenship one hunting privilege three bond forfeiture one fine and jail sentence and one fine On condition that he remain con tinuously in an insane Gov ernor Ferguson granted a full par don to Gratton sent enced to life from Tom Green counj ty for She said that be yond a reasonable Daven port waa insane at commission OL the offense Taylor County Man Is Among Those Pardoned One msn from one from and another from Tom county were among the 25 granted full pardons by Governor Miriam Ferguson Wednesdav Ranee convicted here in 1925 on a charge of was He was sentenced to five in the In her proclamation the governor stated clemency was recommended by citizens of Hlllsboro and Abl the sheriff and citizens of Taylor and pardon On the condition that he be confined in an the gover nor granted a full pardon to Gratton given a sentence from Tom Green county on a murder Monre convicted in Knox last year on a criminal as sault charge and sentenced to five was pivrn a full MKMPHTS BANKER DIES By Thrt Associated Press vicepresident of the Liberty Savings Bank and Trust died nt his home here IPS SPE By The Associated Press women of the BritisH concession started to leave tonight for Shanghai for safe With heavy street fighting in progress between Chinese police and mobs of Chinese coolies who last night swarmed into the the women assembled at the American consu late and began taking launches to steamers midstream in the Yangtze and British warships whitened the waters of the great Yangtze river today in haste to reach Hankow to protect foreigners from mad dened Chinese hordes who Mon day and again yesterday tacked the British concession district The warships were driven hard to reinforce others keep ing watch along the river front where stretch the British and other foreign Driven From Quarters Ominous closed down today after receipt of dispatches from Hankow relating that all barricades had been torn down by Chinese mobs poured into the British concesson and dried the British war memorial unconfirmed report stated that the mobs seized the cus toms drove the British from their Troops of the Cantonese gov ernment took charge uf the con appearing mrre promptly than on Monday when a small British force without firing held Detachment Of Marines Sent To Managua As Guard For Aeptioris By The Associated Press The United States decided today to permit the exportation of arms and munition to to aid the Diaz which has een recognized by the state in maintaining itself against the Sacasa Liberal fac Under an embargo on placed last its ground for four hours thousands of frenzied Chinese who atemptcd to do violence to the foreign civilians of the dis Again Hold Fire The British sailors and marines a license has been errantod tori again Tuesday held their shipment of ICO maind retired wher the Cantonese chine guns and several million Irial Of Hassell Set For Friday Trial of Jeorge alleged murderer of his wife and eight has been set In the sixty ninth district court for Fri day At that sen sational evidence is expected from the accuse and his eldest daugh a California The exact nature of the testimony Is not but It is expected to have a bearing on the mans alleged confession of the murder of three California peoplo some time Nine indictments charging murder were returned Hassell yes Colorado Prison Warden Holds His FortDefying the Governors Ouster By The Associated Press varden at the state penitentiary at Canon to night held the commanding posi tion In efforts by Governor Clearance Morley to oust while the fcxeciutive had Is sued orders removing the warden waa in charge of the penitentiary surrounded by walls on which were mounted machine guns and patrolled by armed You can say for 1 dont mean anyone trying to brjeak into this prison will got the same dose as anyone trying to break was Tynans ultimatum shortly before Sheriff Clifford appointed by Morley aa acting warden for the ten days of Tyaaua attempted to serve the executive Prison Not Open Glasson appeared at the prison accompanied by Captain Burton of the Colorado National Guard to serve the papers but was told the prison is not open He then atempted to get inside under pretense of serv ing divorce papers on a convict but when he arrived at the gate Tynan had the convict there a walting service the sheriff was denied No one would say what the next move would The fight between Governor Morley and Warden Tynan for possession of the prison which had been carried on for two was todtty when Tynan the Denver Post a list of 149 paroles and par dons he said Morley had granted ia the last tyo years and charged ithat his opposition to this policy had caused the govf nor to try to repace The list con tained the names of 23 life term 19 of whom had been sentenced for two for attacks on women and two high Challenges His Right Tynan in a telegramto the governor today said Your or der of socalled suspension has reached mo and amused rno very and told him the gover nor has no more to sus pend the warden of the peniten tiary than the man in the After charging that the execu tive had attempted to put the Ku Klux Klan in the saddle at the Colorado Tyn an concluded his If I can bo removed legally by you then I will abide by any legal decision of Supreme Court of the state of Colorado but I will not abide by your corn field but will remain as an officer of the state of and will not besmirch myself as you have done by at tempting to put into effect laws not on the The suspension of Warden Tyn an brought to a head the dis agreements which have character ized their activities during the two years of the Morley admin Prior to the suspen charges of Inhuman treatment of Insubordination and drunkenness had been preferred agalnnt the The were turned over to William a recent appointee t f Governor Morlcys to the Mate civil ser vice charges fhave not been formally filed with the rounds of arnrninition purchased In the United States to seat of the Diaz This action was taken in re sponse to appeals by Diaz for Ho has repeatedly in sisted he would be able to main tain himself in except fcr shortage of against his whom he charged were getting supplies from Marines to Managua Coincident with the granting of the arms shipment license orders were issued for the send ing of a detachment of Ameri can marines to This was it was asserted at the state in response to appeals by the Charge daffaires of Great Britain and for protection of their and upon recommendation of Rear Admiral in charge of American naval forces In Nicara guan The sendingof marines to the capital restores the status QUO of the autumn of when a guard which had been maintained there for 30 years was While these developments in tne Nicaragua n situaiion were be ing announced at the state de the senate foreign re lations committee was in ses sion to discusa a resolution by Senator Mon demanding that tho forces In Nicaragua he immediate ly withdrawn on the ground that there existed no serious menace to American Interests At a brief it was decided to invite Secretary Keiiogg to appear See Page 4 TWO CORPUS MEN By The Associated Press CORPUS former United marshal at Corpus and local who pleaded guilty Tuesday In fed eral court here to charge of using the mails to today were sentenced to two yeacs in tho fed eral penitentiary at Loavemvorth by Judge Tho charges wore in connection with solo of 100acre truct of land it was alleged was not but tho propiarcy of William or Jfcw troops took The number of white foreigners mdnngered as a result of anti foreign agitation is mere than In Hankow and tho Wuchatisj Can ton CMS neighboring city ot headquarters of the there are approxi matcly 300 The little foreign 5S5 miles from tho mouth of tha is in the midst of a hostile Chinese population oC more than one and one half mil lion inflamed by speech and radical leaders who detailed al leged wrongs wrom which Chinese had suffered at the hands of British anil other but more particularly the of Attack Suspicion was expressed here that the Cantonese government leaders were aware of the at tacks contemplated upon British concessions before tho they Sec Pare 4 Condition of Ferdinand Takes Turn For Worso By Universal Service condi tion of King Ferdinand of mania hns again taken a turn for the according to dis patches from Court it Is fear the end may come tutor and friend of Prince is igraln rushing to Paris to confer with the prodigal crown It ia assumed he will try to Prince Carol fto accept conditions laul down for his return to Roumania In order to fulfill the last of his father wants to seo Aged Man Prefers A Year In Prison To Three On Parole By Associated Press took a vear and n day In the federal penitentiary in preference to n three year parole to a local when convicted on a liquor charge In federal court Judge Leo of the fed era court gave him the Al ternative because of ;