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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - January 11, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS Volume TUESDAY JANUARY TEN NUMBER IS DEFENSE Chaplin Hurls Sensational Charges In Divorce Plea EVANS JONES COUNTY WILDCAT STRIKES PAY SAND Only 12 Mites From Is Shut Down For Orders Before Be ing Another strike was added Monday to the in creasing list rewarding the widespread efforts of oil operators who are thoroughly testing ttie Abilene pay was to ached at feet in the well being drilled on the Manley 12 miles north of the by Cowboy Evans and Muse This wellwas making 000 ot cubic feet of wet gas last nighl The rig was shut down for orders im mediately after pay was Fonr Evans is located on block cific in the seantneastern corner of Evans anu Muse Robertson have a acre block for which they paid an The rig is located only 50 feet from Dead Man 12 miles from Abilene and nine miles from The nearest production Is to the Simmons 1 Burnet Harvey four miles is pumping 35 barrels a day from Many Tests Going Down This territory is dotted with Only a mile and a half northeast of the Evans well the Mississippi Valley Company is down feet on and Manley The test of Harry Brown and Gibson Johnson on Wrights farm is two miles north of tho It is expected to reach pay at any New Wildcat Test Considerable excitement was aroused January 3 when a strong showing of gas was struck at feet in the Evans Tire in the rig stove Ignited the The driller and tooldresser were slightly burned before the blaze was The latest addition to the numer ous wildcat oil tests In the Abilene country the Midwest Exploration Companys 1 three miles northwest of Tye and 12 miles west of Start Drilling Soon Sam Knepley of who had the contract on the Midwest Companys 1 Ira the second producer brought in at Xoodle and is drilling In the same companys 2 also aulus the contract on the Smith To Drill at Once The ils is to be completed this and drilling is to begin at it is The Humble Company holds a large drilling block immediately west of the block on which this well is located and reports have it that a test will be started soon about four miles east of The Midwest Company has rigged up on the Toombes four miles west of Mexicos State Struggle Near ing By Universal Service I Close on the heels of President Coplidges flat charge that Mexico fomented the Nicaraguan revolution and pledging the force of the United States government to end word reached Washington tonight that the slumbering war of church and state in Mexico nas flamed into open Although the Presidents message to congress declaring that this government must view Mexicos activity with deep the first formal pronouncement of administration the revolt is believed to have gained mementum as a result of informal charges to the same effect emanating from state department during the past ten Opinions Differ Reports that Keie Capistan young Catholic has been proclaimed provinibnal president Mexico were received in Washington with the deepest of There unanimity of opinion even though the revolt assumes formidable President Calles is strategically in a position to cope with it At the same other observers exnrfisspd ttiA hplipf that Lita Grey Unfolds Story Of Their Marriage And Life Of Unhappy Asso DROP CHARGES AGAINST ALL IN HOAX CASE Keyes Refuses To State Ac cused Guiltless Of Con spiracy if Calles is beset by a revolt of against Cnapnu such proporations as to create internal he his hands too full to a serious will have set himself squarely against this governments EL By Universal Service Vital Interests Of This Government At Stake As Well As Life And By The Associated Press In a special message to congress President Coqlidge rninced no words in telling where he stands on the Nicaraguan Laying bare the facts which underlie the governments the president told house and sen ate that he was acting not only to preserve American lives and but to protect the in terests of this government it whether assailed by internal strife or outside And he made it plain this gov ernment is convicted the outside Interference comes from Armed By Mexico Forecasting armed revolution all Mexico within a few by a vast organization call to arms to the Mexican viously said to have been pre suppressed in interior Mexico by the Calles here today by a group of insur rectors headed by Rene Capistran Garza and Jose After releasing the Gandara said he would disap pear from the picture for the Garza is reported to have gone along the Gandara denies that the Catho lic chuurch in or the Knights of Columbus in the United are directly in terested in the new movement By The Associated Press LOS case against Aimee Semple Mc who recently was held for trial on criminal con spiracy today was trans ferred on request of the countys chief from the law LOS conrts of California to thp court suit for a divorce PuWic Charles Spencer Chaplin filed here today by his es tranged Lita Grey Chap m which she made sensa charges against the film The complaint in the divorce suit covered 42 pages and jance and reappearance of the pic hurled a host of chargesturesque pastor last spring and Qoairfof including inher kldnapine story she told in aa i Superior Judge Albert Lee Ste on action of District Attor ney Asa dismissed all the charges against the her Minnie Kenneth former An gelus Temple radio and Lorraine threats upon his wifes lack of affection for his children and other accusations which were Asks Childrens Custody While the suit asks that the court set temporary alimony and attorney fees for to te followed if the decree is granted fay permanent alimony and proper division of the community speciSc sum is An junction was granted by the su perior court following the filing of the suit restraining Chaplin from taking any of his properties out side the state or in any way dis posing of Chaplins suit asked that she given custody of the two Charles Spencer aged and Sydney aged InOinate Story Told The InJmate story the Chap lins family life as told into the wifes suit begins with their return from where they were Contest Winner To Receive Following its one cent sale ot classified advertisements the ReporterNews is announcing a prize the winner of which will be awarded This award will go to the person writ Ing a true story of the most UTJ usual result obtained from a Re porterNews classified As a of the onecent sale Sunday1 ReporterNew classHed section larg est in the history of the paper a total of 364 ads ranging in from five words to twelve having been The contest is to con tinue tor two The sto ries do not have to be written in finished only narra tives being Judges of contest will be known tn Sacasa seeking to upset the Diaz government which has been recognized and supported by the United States has been armed by munitions from some which bear evidence of having come from tha Mexican govern ent and gave notice that he intends to use all his power to protect all American inter Throughout his which was sent to the Capitol by messenger and read by clerks in both the President emphasized the inclusiveness of his policy to protect all Ameri against but it is known j married November Chap that both Garza and Gandara lin on ths train told friends that can their lives and property with the rjghts of the United States gov ernment in its treaties providing for a Nicaraguan canal route the right to a naval base in the Bay of and the stability of Central America all are Takes Issue With Borah Taking direct issue with Chair man Borah of the senate foreign relations who contends the Sacasa group is the legiti mate constiutional government of if there be the president detailed the which led to the recognition of President Diaz to show why the considers it government the of United States constitutional The reaction in congress was one of grave In the Republicans rose and ap See Page 2 Daugherty And Miller To Be Tried Again By The Associated Press NEW former attorney gen eral and Thomas former alien property must go on trial a second time on an in dictment charging them with de frauding thtUnited States of their best services in connection with the return of enemy property seized during the it was ruled today by Federal Jfudge who denied their motion for dismissal of tho Indirrf against Their trial Is to start February The Jury that heard evidence in the trial failed to agree on i are prominent Catholic Capistran Garza is a leader in the national league for defence of religious liberty in He is reported to have barely es caped capture while fleeing to this border from Mexico By The Associated Press MEXICO Pascual of arrested in the Catdolic Episcopate building by the Mexican police has been ordered Bishop Diaz is secretary of the episcopate and has been closely identified with the opposition to new is a having been born at La Diocese of Guadalajara in Mexican police descended on the episcopate at an early hour this placing Bishop Archbishop Ruiz T Flores and four other bishops under They are Jesus Echavarrla of Saltillio Miguel La Mora of San Louis Potosi Nicholas of Papantla and Mgr Ignacio Valdesplno Y Diaz of the Mexican governments religious He COLEMAN BAPTISTS ERECT BUILDINGS Baptist three story brick education al building and brick veneer par sonage are well under way on east College Avenue and if favorable weather prevails next rapid progress will be made on the brick These buildings are only a block from the new fourstory hotel that has just been completed and will add materially to the ap pearance of the avenue as well as Plans call for cement sidewalks around the entire property and paving of the street as soon as other property owners are LAMESA SCHOOLS ATTENDANCE GROWS he had been forced to choose be tween marriage and Chaplin he Is quoted as this is better than the penitentiary but it wont last Arrived Chaplin said her famoub husband told This marriage wont last I will make you so damn sick of me you wont want to live Offered Half Million The charge is by Chaplin that prior to their had delayed the cere mony as long as possible seeking to avoid it ana later in the complaint she that he offsred her a half miilion rather than mar Frequently he accused her of ruining his life career and when she protested at his treatment of her declared what different kind of treatment can you expect I didnt marry you because I wanted but because you made A short time after their mar Chaplin said her hus bands own physician warned him kidnaping explaining her Sielaff following the dis missal of the conspiracy charges against was rearrested by a deputy sheriff this afternoon on a warrant from San on bad check Similar charges In Los Angeles resulted in her first arrest last fall and her story accusing McPherson fol In asking1 the dismissal of the conspiracy did not vin dicate the four square gospel leader of charges that she left here last May not In the hands of kid but in the automobile of Ormiston bound for a cottage at He reiterated the states contentions that McPherson had perpetrated a dis appearance but declared that he longer proceed on the often changed stories told by the evangelists chief ac The fact that McPherson fabricated a kidnaping story or that she spent time in Carmel are not In themselves offenses of which this court can entertain he Condition Still Unchanged By The Associated Press EL Condition of former secretary of ill With pneumonia at his home was unchanged according to attending No bulletin was is sued by Safford in dicating that there was nothing to add to the statement made Sunday which said heart stimu lants were being given to main tain Falls blood 0 mm S FOR PftSTOR HER CE MAY BE i By The Associated Press COUBT as whether the Norris murder trial would start here tomorrow gave a speculative ending to a day of preliminary chief of which was the sdimissal of about 100 veniremen for various When district court adjourned at until 9 Tuesday the question uppermost was whether the defense would definitely announce ready or would ask for a con After Judge James Hamilton had spent several hours in eliminating unqualified venire men from the 351 and had considered a long list of excuses based mainly on ill the state at announced ready for trial at but the defense had res ervations attached to its an Ready With Reservations Attorney Marvin rep resenting Frank who faces a charge of murder in con nection with the slaying of Dexter Fort Worth lumber stated that the defense wa Most Of Victims Little Children Thirty Are All Have Been By The Associated Press Seventy seven victims of the fire and stampede in Laurier Palace moving picture theatre most of them little awaiting All the dead have been and of the 30 in jured the majority of them have recovered sufficiently to be re moved to their Ageneral mass will be eung in the Church of the Hocho tomorrow morning by the Within the church already the bodies of many of the children They are of ready for Hfi tho celebration of general mass save their parents the expenses of a funeral An inquest begun by McMahcn was postponed until The fire court win hear WAR VETERAN IS BURIED AT LAMESA exservice man and war veteran was burledhere last week by the American Legion of this Raney died at that her condition would not per after having suffered for mit her to remain in her home several years with He and with her physician signed a statement to that effecr she and her mother took another See CHAPLiN Page 3 post The funeral services were con ducted In the Methodist church of this city with the Wat son Rorder Peace Charged In Ambush Killing of Five Lose Their First Battle In Court the case The proprietor of the Ameen Lauman and three of his employes are under bail pending the In his preliminary hearing Cor oner McMahon declared after Interviewing 51 parents of the vic It was his opinion that not more than four or five of ths ucau were eligible to admittance to a theatre without being accompanied by an A provincial law prohibits all children under 16 years of age accompanied by their parents or an adult from entering a Condolences of the British gov ernment to all whom this tragedy brought have been cabled by the prime Stanley to Premier Mac kenzie Sy The Associated Press Raymond charged as accessory to and other officers charged with Cunningham impanneled the grand jury and advised that body that it was not bound by the action of the previous grand juries which failed to return indictments either murder or being accesland charged it to go Into eight lost the first tilt at their vile killings in the county since preliminary hearing in district court last convenedmore than court here Monday when Judge Cunningham refused to llsten to a Plea defense mesa schools show an Increase In that filing of the charges a enrollment and attendance gainst the officers the holidays according to illegal was done What in Rogers of the public achools he was evidence re The grammar school shows garding the o five an Increase of exactly 50 county prisoners noar hero on while other schools have subatanSeptember A Texas ranger tially increased their attendance sat by the Judges j j took the Judge Santa Anna Man Is Hurt In Blast SANTA ago is in the Scaly hospital here not expected to as ths result of an explosion Monday of a gasoline drum seven miles northeast of The drum was thougnt to be just about empty when the which was working for the county with a road grad ing outfit decided to turn the drum over and drain out enough gasoline to start a The drum exploded Inflicting severe bruises on the head and body of Tucker almost sever ing the hand of Homer have occurred In tho city of Manuel San An tonio attorney appointed by the Mexican consul to Investigate the Raymond vllle sharply rebuked defense at for referring to him as a Mexican reminding him of tho fact that he an Sec 2 considerably shocking Burden and Emmctt Furry will bo laid up for several weeks with Tucker Burden and Lewis nre seriously tri with reserva yiplained that the contingent several ma absent because of Illness or had not been One of these is Miss Jane Hart Norris personal secre who was In adjoining room when Chipps was shot in the pastors study on the after noon of last July Miss Hart he Is 111 at Fort Other absent defense witnesses as noted by Simpson are Ellis and Fred Holland of Fort and Ken nedy of Kennedy had not been though a special investigator had made a search for Simpson State Protests We want to get into this trial quickly as said At torney But we think it fair to state to the court that some of our material witnesses are absent and it may become necessary to ask for a The state Immediately Attorney Walter one of the special demanding that the defense either announce ready qualification or file a formal motion for so wo can argue the Judge Hamilton gave the de fense until 9 tomorrow cither to announce ready or file a motion for Attorney Dayton Moses for Norris said he did not think there would be a motion for a con and that the defense would stand on its statement to the He said this was cus tomary procedure but added that the defense did not expect to go to trial until they were cer tain their witnesses would be Want Witness Attorneys discussed the possi bility of the appearance of an eye witness to the shooiing of and a mem ber of the First Baptist church board at Fort Mor ris Nutt Is detained in Fort Worth by illness of his and attorneys agreed that he would not be called until af ter a jury had been revealed for the first time that Miss Hartwell was an eye witness lo the shoot It had been supposed that Nutt was the only person other than Norris who had actually seen the tragedy which ended In Chipps Attorney Chester Collins of who had been retained as defense but who is ill at Fort was another wit ness whose presence was in He was announced today by the defense as a BEGIN TAKING TESTIMONY IN HASSELL CASE Farwell Mans Confession Is Read To Jury Night Session Held By The Associated Press of his purported confession to the slaying of his wife and eight parts of which were read to the Monday marked the trial of George for the slaying of his eldest stepson and A deathlike stillness fell over the court room as District Attorney Rich ards read the gruesome de The jury was not completed until Hassell then refused to plead and Judge Reese jTatum ordered a plea of not quilty entered for Introduction of the alleged confession Hassell appeared smilingand un concerned as court opened Monday He was accompanied by an armed As the first witness took the the family of the elain including the aged father threa j tors filed Tftto Tne slain vromitns burst into tears when she saw her stepfather and turned her back oa A night session was ordered to expedite the Fortieth Texas Legislature Will Convene Toda By The Associated Press Grigsfoy retiring secretary of will call the Texas house together tomorrow to set a prece dent In tho convening of the Texas A Lieutenant Governor Barry will preside at the opening the speculation is considerable as whether he will then take over the reins of government until January or whether Governor Miriam Ferguson will retain the office un li her successor is ready to go The choice Is within her Governor Fergusour today wis busy on her message to the legis lature and indications were that it will be read tq both houses to eRpresentative whose election as speaker of the house was still uncontested was a strong opponent of the am nesty which restored James Fergusons right to hold office in Texas after his Impeachment in a badly mangled and i pacinno Dnof is not expected to I nCSigflS PQSt As University Regent not Former Head Of State Confederate Home 52 former superintendent of the Confederate home for men at ftt homo here After an extended By Tho Associated Press nation of Georfee Tyler of from membership In tho University of Texas board of regents Monday was read to the board In a meeting Tyler the place because of ill His would not for two EXPERTS ARE TO VISIT SWEETWATER the next few months Sweetwater is to be a city of An expert water engineer in be employed by the city for tho purpose of making a complete sur vey and specifications for a new dam and ake that will expand ITO city water supply to meet rha growth of the city for years o A creamery expert will tm brought here to assist in puttinc the dairy industry on c foundation and advising as to the erection of the creamery which is to be James reg ional executive of the Boy will come to assist an expansion program of the work Jn this and a ilaff member of the West Tt Chamber of Commerce wilt arrive to conduct a membership campaign and assist with local commercial OHIO OIL COMPANY PRESIDENT IS DEAD By Universal S said to the man inthe oil Industry to call Jolm Rockefeller by his first died at hJa homo today of a heart He was president of tho Ohio Oil and a trustee of Equitable Trust of an3 director of the ;