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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - January 15, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THE WEATHER WEST not Sunday Volume SATURDAY JANUARY PAGESs NUMBER V V LITTLE WOMAN ELECTRIFIES PASTORS TRIAL HASSELL IN JAIL HERO ARES GRIM STORY S DOOMED SLAYER BY EDWARD ANDERSON With features ghastly under the reflection of a moon that streamed its dim through tBe steei bars of a prison George superslayer and condemned by manmade latv to pay the supreme lay on a cot in the1 county jail here last night and unfolded the sordid pages of his lifes For three solid hours this confessed murderer of 13 per now enroute to the state at Huntsville where he has been sentenced todie by n i 11 r t T T r t j 253 I LL UI 4im til gruesome kill I wasted the man had his awed listeners in laughter near ly as often as in From his ABC days in Tarrant to the sorrow he experienc ed at his mothers death the par ental beating that caused him to become a wanderer of the globe his first romance and1 the trage It was evident that he was proud of his selfmade While his steel grey eyes never registered his hearty laugh echoed often through the county Other prison ers within hearing chievous boys in comparison with the mans criminal ed in Reveals Many Things He revealed many this man whom officers feared would die by mob violence at Farwell and who came to Abilene after dusk Friday manacled and guard ed by four heavily armed He revealed that he had a living son that his life of globetrotting was because of a blasted love af fair that his education was self made that he loved but one wo man and had five wives that he has spent five years of his life be hind prison walls of his first de sire to murder and that he was hungry for But in all his Hassell never told why he had murdere1 so I may be wrong up he said in to a direct ques tapping his forehead with a Man Convicted In Tay lor By The Associated Press ov eraor Miriam Ferguson Friday announced the granting of 42 full one one two remissions of fines and jail and commutation of a 35 year murder Sentence to three boosting her clemency acts to the governors assistant said he was au thorized to announce no more pardons would be granted after At least 50 additional par dons were issued Friday by the chief but not because pardon clerks in the secre tary of states office have not had draw the proclamations for Fergusons Governor Fergfcson said she had been under a fearful strain dur ing the past fortnight because of the pleas of hundreds of pardon There were 57 clemency petition ers in her suite of while a of petitioners waited outside each of two locked Governor Ferguson lias granted full more than any other Texas except James Ferguson who from IS 15 to 1917 granted full Fer guson granted clemency compared with thus far by his Among full pardons granted today were George Potter coun murder b years to Served more than six his innocence and made a good pris Charlie Coleman assault and intent to murder five years mended by Walter state senator members of the district Nat criminal assault two to MEXICO POTS ITS INTO FORCE Permits Denied Companies Which Have Refused To Comply By The Associated Press The Mesican government has re fused permission to drill wells to oil companies which do not recog nizethe new oil This has created a sensation A telegram announcing cancell ationof zrfter De cember 31 was received today the Hausteca Oil Company from Its repreesntatives In Mexico Oil men say the decision will greatly affect the production of oil in this throwing thousands of workers into idleness and caus jing financial loss net only to the oil but to local com No announcement wag made by the local oil bureau of the Mexican department of industry and but the news was con firmed from other oil Work will be suspended in va rious oil camps of the Mexican Pe jtroleum Company and subsidlasSv It is stated that 65 drills were Cold ready to be sunk and that winds following in the wake of a j pension Wlii aftect more than GEORGE HASSELL MIDDLE WEST UNDER HEAW toil but I do not know why I I simply I Didnt Cry storm which yesterday mantled the Southwest and Middle West with snow ranging from a few inches to a foot and a half in tonight drove temperatures in the great Central area to near At the same time the snow storm raced into the forecast to spread precipitation and subfreezing tem peratures from New England to Another storm has been brew ing two days off the Northern Pa cific coast and althoughit has caused enow as far East as the Rockiess has remained Relief from the cold was prom ised for tomorrow in the Upper Mississippi region wiih the warmer readings effective in the Middle West by boasted a temperature of 58early bul er Killed In Mason McFalL was fatally hurt near Mason Thursday night when the car in which he and Bark prominent oil operator of Ranger and Steve Llllard vice preai of the Ransrer State crashed into a guard railing alongside the road on Mason Moun A timber struck causing with weather nearly that cold ex tending to the central where nine inches of snow with the loss of six lives due to the thermometer registered only three above zero late today and had been falling since The deepest snow was recorded at with IS 12 The temperature there to night was 2 above Army Discipline At Home Good Reason For Divorce LOS Jessica Ka3e Read was granted a divorce today from Burton 50 Served nearly six years recommsided by trial judge and Of Coryell five Con victed KJuly Recom mend eSby trial jury and Cyrus Garza horse theft two ConvictedNo 1925 served sujpcient Sam Potter mur two CQnvicteAjianuary 1926 recommendedjjy seven members of sheriff ind oth Fridays daily pardons was Ed Taylor 11 when his callers stepped on the runaround that led to his dark raised on his After officers made the introduc tion he rcomplained that he had been riding all day and wass too tired to Without he chatting of the t Walter Read tes tified that her husband attempted to impose army discipline in the She also said though his salary was adequate to provide her a maid he compelled her to do the housework and wash his automo days You he get thingswrong Down at Farwell when the trial was going one said that I broke down and Thats a I just my nose in a He then complained of explaining that the officers had promised to feed but had neglected It thus Why dont you all bring me up throw a in with he He made apologies for not rais ing from his He accepted a profcrrsd chow of then Began the most amazing narrative ever told In Taylor countys jail by a Ive Lived 70 Years I am 315 years but I have lived 70 years was his opening remark as he settled back on the I am on my way to Hunts ville and there they will push a button that will end my he This was made in singsong It indicated that Hassell was accustomed to audiences and he could outpray man in Washita but one old brother who was But a few minutes later the slns one victed in Clubb was conI song tone of voice had changed to There is serious Jdoubt as to sufficient of evidence as shoxvn by a difference of opinion in the court of criminal the governor pardon was rfcommended by Ben executive commltteeman and teanv promliwmt one of expression and with periodic interruptions that you all get this he lapsed into story that absorbed all of his MVP He first told of his childhood life 4 indications tonight were that the a severe wound and he thermometer would drop below the from loss of blood before med freezing point in Northern ical aid could reach The oth er two were slightly McFail and five others were en rouM to Corpus Christi on a duck Among them were Blair Ranger high school and Munro National leag ife baseball Funeral serv ices for McFail will be held in his native Sat urday The deceased was president cl the Standard Tank and Steel company and a promi oil and business By The Associated Press head of the Standard Tank and Steel Works at who was killed in an auto mobrle accident Thursday near was born and reared in His was in an automo bile accident 10 years Nobile Predicts TransPacific Airplane Lines By Universal Service Umberto pilot of the Ital ian dirigible Norge that flew across the North predicted upon his arrival here today that within the next New Attacks Farm Bill Drawn reports laying in general the prospective lines of attacks on tho McNary STnt Tin thc event it reaches the were being prepared today by two mem bers of hotise agricultural TM t n A They be filed by Represen tatives New and Aswell of ranking Democrat on the com mittee and will attack the McNary Haugen measure from viewpoints constitutionality and Thebill was approved yesterday by a committee vote of 13 to Fort will Attempt to show that the equalization fee which the bill seeks to impose on crops to con trol surpluses is unconstitutional and Aswcll will contend that its imposition would the cotton chairman Haugen was framing his resolution by which the rules committee wlJl be to arrjingft early discussion of the bill on the Nobile believes that the greatest development in aviation the future will be made in the dirigi ble he is des tined to become the aircenter of the Pacific because of Its location midway between North America and Tho Italian airman took lunch eon as guest of the Chamber of Commerce faithful dop that accompanied him upon the polar cruise remained aboard the liner Taft as quarantine regu lations prevented her from KILLED ACCIDENT met was killed and Harry HU1 and George were badly bruised toj day when automobile over turned aoveral miles of they livt Widow Of Tarrant Coun ty Calmly Tells Of Watching The Fatal By GENE FOWLER Universal Service Staff Correspondent by King Fea tures A mildmannered little woman of 70 years this afternoon elec trified the trial of the Frank Boxie widow of Judge t stifled that saw the Fort Worth pastor shoot down Dexter Chipps in the Norris study door on July Parkers testimony seemed to have caught the de fense by With dra matic Special Pros ecutor McLean announc ed The state Got StumblingStart Only six witnesses had been The prosecution had taken up only That prosecu tion got off to a stumbling It seemed to this All this was not this memorable 3 I When a trim woman of genteel bearing and motherly took the there was little stir of expectation among the this small woman in black with dainty collar of white lace and aristocratic encased in gray kid was merely a kindly little could this softspoken a grand have to do with a murder case the bomb shell hurled by delicate Parker told how she had visited Norris study for the purpose of selling her 80 acres to his First Baptist as a Sunday school picnic Question Did you visit his offices on the day Chipps was shot Answer Tell what you As I came into the ante I saw a man coming through this Here the witness indicated on a model of the pastora a door representing the one that opens into his study from the ante the witness continued I eaw this man aa the door and saw the man turn and face the open He raised his right hand like this holding her hand to th5 level of her chin and I heard the man say Til be Saw Norris With Can I saw He had a There was a Ths man and I turned and went back down She heard other shots as she hurried the witness She was excited so much that she nearly was run down by an auto mobile as ehe moved across a street to the south of the her daughter had parked their Question by McLean Who did that shooting Answer All the power and skill of Marvin failed to shake the testi mony of the little old lady with the light brown that 70 years havont turned She Is handsome She as beauti ful as Dresden China in her sty oldtime beaux of the She defense which had turned with unfaltering words and steady brown Those are far frcm although look through tortoise shell See 4 SACASA HURLS DEFY AT ARMED FORCE Diaz On Other Hand Favors Election Supervised By United States By The Associated Frees NEW Juan head of the Liberal which is fighting the Con servative government of Managua tor control of today cabled The Associated that he would remain at his post to the last Whejj notified that U was rumored he was con templating flight from Nicaragua Sacasa replied The report ol my IB in Despite the effective blockade which is being made more and more pressing each day against my gov ernment and army by the Ameri can naval forces throughout the socalled I maintain my de termination tc iiemaim at my post to the last By The Press Adolf o president of the Con servative Nicaraguanj government at in a message to The Associated Press tomfeht Indicated the disposition of government is to accept American supervision of elections in A statement of his ho would be issued by his In Washing ton for publication Smith Prepares To Demand Seat In Senate By The Associated de termination announced to ge to Washington the flitst of next to face the senate with a demand that it him before questioning his right to wear the Frank Smith returned to his home In Dwight today prepare for the The senators seating has been questioned because of his pri mary campaign Smith admitted he was dis turbed because some of the hogs on his farm but lie seemed in excellent as he handed out tee statement an nouncing his to face the issue nearly a month after his appointment by Governor Len Small to fill unexplred term of the late SenaJtcr Wililam Mc Kinley whose successor for the long term Sntith also became by Amarilio Building Percentage Gain Leads All Nation led all American cities in the percentage of gain in tno volume of now construction for the year Is shown in a national survey of biililding figures for1 last year made by Straus and AmariHo ga4 hed 379 per cent over Its 1925 Dallas andHouston were among the numerous cities in the group of BO show a lower per Leading Texas cities showing galnlp were Fort wjth 76 per c and San Antonio per cent more building n the year ponaires Common Law Is Awarded Alimony By The Assod atefl Presi beth today ob tained In District Judge ONeils temporary aWniony of a month and attorney fees as common law vfVf4of Bow who tlie petition says a mil lionaire motion nfcttire producer of By the pair began living as man and January in Los the petition and she was In Tulaa March she now Is living I1 and makcn a year as a She ho haa val uable oil By The Associated Press COURT little widow1 in past middle here today in district court painted a vivid picture of how she suddenly walked into a tragedy in Frank Norris office in Fort Worth last Roxie widow of the late Judge Par ker of Tarrant who resides on a farm 22 miles from Fort was the sur prise witness of the prosecu and furnished the chief sensation of their The prosecution afi promptly upon the conclusion of Parkers after they had of fered only six a little white faced in gold rimmed spectacle a small lace gray glove and with a soft told how had visited Norris office the afternoon of last July r f S hadaccldentaiy entered just as Technicalities Ff feeing Defendants In Felony Cases By The Associated Press ate bills Friday struck at techni calities which allow defendants in felony cases to go No Judgment of a trial court fn a criminal case may be reversed by an appellate court for an error which manifestly did no injury to the defend int if a bill introduced by Senator E1 Westbrook of Sher man is The bill was also submitted to the house by Gibson of Westbrook also submitted an amendatory bill authorizing dis trict attorneys to make changes in sdy flashed across her startle and then Biro in The sight of a man being shot as he stood with one hand on a door and the other la the wag so burned into her mind that in a tense crowded court room she related it twice to day without changing a single de even under merciless ing by defense A Dramatic Climax The little mothers was a sudden and dramatic climax to the swiftly moving case of thi Parker had called at Norris office several weeks be fore the tragedy to Interest In the purchase of her farm Ior a Sunday school She Canted to dispose of the after she lost her son last Norris had promised to call to see the but when he did not come several weeks she decided to visit him again theYubstanco of indictments pro same it happened vided there is no surprise or injury i to the defense by the I that the day and the hour she se lected for the visit was that fatal i T i lny nflcl hour when Chipps lost Blcdsoe of Lubbock subj his lifc on a of mitted three bills to simrmfy proso1 test in behalf of his Mayor cution of criminal The first Memham of Fort provides that an indictment or complaint may obtain as many counts charging the same offense Cunic Inner Door She the stairway to flK tnc rorrs office as the district attorney may think i adjoining the First Bap i tist church in Fort Th Hey The second places de termination of qualifications of prospective jurors in the hands of the trial Bledsoes third measure permits er there in an As she stepped to tho door of the ante room leading1 to Norris1 j private a man came out of the prosecution of a person charei the inner She stood at the ed with an offense to continue for I threshold of the room and it i proved to be at the threshold or a greater if one is although the first may have been disposed Under this a a tragic An unseen hand suddenly flung open the door of Norris person ronvicted of manslaughter room and a man might be tried for was Bledsoes bills are endorsed by the Texas Bar he The committee on civil juris headed by Bailey inner Ha six bills favorably for The man had one hand on the door said tho little figure in the rail enclosed witness she observed jury and court room riuietly through her of announced it will report sttrpped through tho inner just as I arrived the outer Points to Model I stopped nc 1 heard the man say Ill come back1 Parker now was standing in front of the pointing with a stick at a wcodcn model of By The Associated Press receiving 42 new bills and some half the house of representatives Friday squelched Representative George Purls one i man fight against proposed print ing of the house and ad journed until 3 oclock Saturday tVoduced by the The session Saturday will be concerned only with Speaker Bobbitts announce ment of committee ad ditional to those announced prosecution to WIFE OF CANDLER RIDICULES CHARGES MADE BY HUSBAND CaId well American film has been granted a divorce from Richard It was an nounced on the ground of her husbands injurious in closing thcf door of jhelr home upon i SETTLE BARBERS STRIKE lon headquarters Friday announced was nettled Thursday night when proprietors conceded demands for five cents raise to a C5 percent split thdr give thejury a graphic tho It rested on one partly tilted up so the jury could look clown into as though peering from an adjoining1 She indicated where she and tha stood by using the Hand Was In Air Through the open door I saw Norris in his and other she This picture flashed across my mind for just the fraction of an As lie man Ill come he turned sHghtly its though to carry his to His hand was raised in tho Just thru there was the flash of a Khots were fired In rapid suc The nmn That all I I fled down the Parker said that ns rushed toward her passing automobile most struck The first she told about shoo tins was her who was waiting TOP her in the Attorney William whfll Fate 4 ;