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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - January 21, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE NEWS THE WEATHER WEST cold in rain in Muth portion Saturday Volume FRIDAY JANUARY TEN NUMBER LL HIS STO FarReaching Program Outlined By Moody BONNERBOMB MURDER CASEK GIVERTO f HE JURY I HILLED By The Associated Press CORPUS jury which will the fate of Frank Bonner reported at oclock tonight that it could not reach a verdict before morning and Judge Cunningham adjourned court until 9 oclock Fri day The case went to the jury at Argument in the trial started at oclock this after noon and a night session was Bonner is being tried on an indictment charging him with tlie murder of Barnes by means of a Bonner closed his own defense by taking the stand and denying categorically all of the charges A He denied flatly that he nniHTl brought a bomb to San Anto it ft T L H11T L C and ex ill ill Hi I III i III Passed it to His denial U LI 111 I lU I Uw was supported by Kobert Bsd Austin filling station pro who produced his books to show that Bonner had made a payment on account on that Denies All Charges Bonner denied all knowledge of the bomb or the package in which it was Barnes and were killed when the m LIU Renewed Probe Of Rund Charges Be 4 Made Given Chance To Frank of was denied admission today to the by a vote of 48 to 33 pend ing further investigation of the fi nancingof his primary campaign In large part by operators of pub lic Arrangements for a public hear ing for the senatordesigftate will made Saturday by the privileges and elections Chance to Testify Senators said he would be given every opportunity to amplify testi mony already taken by a senate committee concerning contribu tions by Samuel Insull and other officials of rail and light cor porations in his home After the elections committee reports and it will act as speed ily as possible the senate will vote again to determine whether It will admit Smith under the cre dentials issued by Governor Small naming him to fill out the unex term ending next March 4 of the late William whom he defeated in the primary Immediately after the senate Smith who had listened to two days of oratory on his returned to his headquarters at the Willard hotel to begin the preparation of a public He will remain in Washington during the hearings by the elec tions Majority A Surprise The size of the majority against administering the oath to the former chairman of the Illinois commerce commission in advance of his hearing furnished the only surprise in the senate proceedings In the During the closing hours of what today proved a that held the attention and frequently Incited the laughter of crowded there were determined tfforts to switch votes both by discussion on the floor and argu ment in the cloak times the atmosphere was rather tense and there were under cover charges from each side that the other wan being supported oy cne of the most powerful lobbies In the recent history Of the sen if such was the case there ivere few evidences of it in the ante rooms and Break Away At Finish Apparently there was some fcreaking away at the but father opened Bonner later the package and married Dorothy daughter of the bombs Lamar assistant pro opened arguments for the state and was in by McKean of Austin for the defense Fred Cowan for the state and for the Dudley Tarleton District Attorney Qeorge Westervelt and Lon Cur chief of defense closed argument In his charge to the Judge Cunningham instructed the jury in regard to the law of cir cumstantial evidence and the law of reasonable stating that there was it cidedly against was de He drew of four Deniotrats Smith mid of South Carolina of North and Bteck of Some Republicans regulars went against 15 the cue and 32 Demo crats making up the total of 43 who voted to stop him at the ienate Politics seepftd through almost thb whole discussion with direct statements by no less ari SMITH hypothesis other than the defendant should be The evidence adduced by the state is entirely Judge Cunningham Clerk Identifies Bonner express clerk at the InternationalGreat Northern sta tion in San and Bonner were the only witnesses introduced in rebuttal testimony by the state and defense Gude testified that Bonnercfxiled at the express office some time after the explosion and inquired about the saying he was special investigator for the express He asked Gude to make a diagram of the box in which the bomb was the clerk He identified Bon ner as the standing in the witness stand and pointing to Bon Did you see Bonner from that time until this trial started Gude was No he On cross examination Gude said he had identified Juan Morales as the boy who shipped the a few hours after the Morales has denied shipping the and another Mexican Santiago has testified that he shipped called to the stand for the second time during the said he was in San Antonio be tween December 14 and January but denied he called at the express office or posed as an express company GOOD SHOWING FOIO III TEST IN FISHER Wheeler Five Miles From Noodle Dome To Be Drilled In Eyes of midWest Texas oil men are turning this morning to south j eastern Fisher five miles northwest of the Noodle Creek of oil has Just been struck John Great being drilled by Harbin Baldridge in con junction with Gibson the Hurley Oil Company and oth The showing was found at feet at the top of a lime strata and correlates with the first showing found in the producers of the Noodle Creek cil Sixinch being run last was duo to be landed sometime this The well will then be drilled into the lime and the chance of picking up the Noodle Creek pay is regarded as Mason 3 Hits Showing After landing eightinch pipe at feet and bailing out Marland Oil Companys 3 two locations west of the Noodle Creek discovery was drilled 11 feet where a good showing was This is thought to be the first showing found in the other The hole is being reduced and preparations made for drilling in with sixinch Marland men stated last After rerunning 5 316 inch which had to be pulled Wed nesday when the tools froze 40 feet off bottom in the strong gas pres the Cowboy Evans and oth ers 1 southeast ern Jones was cleaned out yesterday The hole was deepened only a few inches before shutting down for the Today is expected to see decisive develop ments in this It has been making more than a million cubic feet of wet gas for more than a Its total depth is Bandit Escapes From Officers In Shadow of Pen 2 Ray alleged leader of a bandit gang that operated in four states tonight was the object of a man he escaped early to day from two officers who were bringing him to the state peniten tiary here from Late today he was believed to be hiding in the Gaines Creek bot toms twelve miles northeast of officers he was working his way toward Quin A reorganized posse left here late today to search the country around Cyclone Within sight of the penitentiary Terrill jumped from the car and fled into the darkness among several lines of box cars in the MissouriKansas and Texas rail Tax Revision And Change In Pardoning Power Among Highlights Of His By The Associated Press Almost to a members of the 40th legislature Thursday joined in praising MEXICO READY TO ARBITRATE structive nature of the con Governor road ative i rOm Lee an oper the state bureau of Prospects of Oil Industry Talked Prospects of the Industry in the AbileneMerkel districts were favorably described by speak ers at a meeting in Dallas of dis trict representatives of the Marion Machine Foundry and Supply Com according to Jack Stubble Abilene branch who has just Officials of the organization have great faith in the activity that throughout this section of the Stubblefield Representatives from all over the oil country were present at district was one of tho principal speakers at outcome of the oil is now n progress criminal identification eat in the rear seat of the automobile while Terrill occupied the front seat be side Sheriff Johnston of Sequoyah who was driving the A lap robe covered Terrills under which he slipped the handcuffs from his with a sudden he threw the robe over Johnstons op ened the door and Pollock was left holding the end of a fourfoot chain that had been attached to the prisoners Terrill had unfastened this some how beneath the 2 Murder Cases Are Postponed By Judge Ely Two murder both more than two years old and scheduled for trial this week in 42nd Dis trict Court following change of venue were reset Thurs day by Judge Thecase of Jones Polk of Fisher indicted by a grand jury in Jones county in connection with the death of Largent in November was reset for April Raleigh Jones county farmer and stock was to bs tried this week in Abilene Dan Moody s first message read to a joint Moody as a friendly ges ture asked the privilege cof addressing the lawmaking and the legislators were agreed that Texas youngest governor had accomplished one of his primary purposes fos tering a friendly feeling be tween the executive and legis ative Given Hearty Oration Moodys speech contained more common sense and less political buncombe tlmn any message I have heard in a veteran senator When by a entered the hall of he was given an ovation that visibly affected and at the conclusion of his which he read in a clear he was given an even more stirring1 Seme of the conceded high points of the message I believe it to be an axiom of political sciencethat it is better to have a few laws wisely enacted and well administered than to at tempt to regulate all the details of human conduct by I further believe that a whole some respect for the laws of our country is essential to the good order of and that to secure respect for law it is necessary that the law itself be kept respect I shall not If the time prescribed by the constitution for the regular session of this legis lature is not to convene the legislature promptly in special session for the purpose of com pleting its Should Be Separate j I believe the three depart ments of government as is contemplated by the be kept distinct and I shall not attempt to infringe upon the rights of either the legis lative or judicial as the constitution gives the executive the power to and the legislature the power to and the executive the power to approve or I offer Move Is Toward Settlement Of Differences Over Land Laws BY GEORGE HIXMAX Universal Service Staff Correspondent MEXICO tonight formally avowed Its read iness to accept in principle tho proposal that its difficulties with the Unite States be decided by the official statement says The department of foreign jn answer to numerous questions with regard to recent publications the declares that the Mexican government Is ready to accept in principle that its difficulties with the United States should be settled by way of arbitra Rights Are Protected American rights af fected by article 27 of the consti tution of 191T and supplementary are amply protected for the present by the arbitration pro vided for in the WarrenPayne 1923 agreement creating the United StatesMexico general claims com mission for the consideration of all This official Mexican ob tained from an authoritative Inflated bubble which during the past few days has been the center of attention of people In both in connection with the settlement of the differences be tween Washington and Mexico Slexicans Rejoice Mexicans continue to rejoice In the developments of the last 4S hours which are regarded as a triumph over the Kellogg Oil interests are as serting that they stood declin ing to ask confirmation of their prer917 rights by December upon assurances which in effect have been repudiated by late de velopments reported from Wash The roniy recourse is now Their only recourse is now Chaplin Takes Cash From Bank Before Seizure COOLIDGE RECEIVES NICARAGUAN ENVOY By The Associated Press NEW Fifteen minutes before Charlie Chaplins feank accounts es timated at were seized today by federal Chaplin through his representa In withdrawing In cash from the Bowery and East River National says the New York AGED BREWER DIES NEW George who made more than and ask the largest measure of I brewing beer in the pre cooperation and friendly feeling between your body and the execut ive The state should not be pen See MOODY Page 2 Volstead died at his home here today of pneumoniaHe would havebeen 92 years old next The cold that resulted in his death was contracted last Fri Mayors Speech Stirs Lions Club Ten Proposed Charter Amendments Discussed By Citys Chief Officer fvr is Mayor Coombes addressed the Lions Club vigorously Thursday on the ten amendments com ing before the people on January He was applauded through as he was given an Each of the amendments was explained in but the fire works in the mayors talk came in his discussion of Amendment designed to change the office of chief of police from an elective to an appointive Opponents of this amendment say tliat the in being given the appointment of the would have too much he what about every other city in land They all appoint and not And what itiout your mayors present powers of appointment Under Uio prca cvery traffic the single exception of the cliief of po Serving Two Masters The present policy of an elec tive chief is utterly out of harmony with the commission form of gov The mayor has no con trol over the and the chief Every man In the chiefs own de partment Is appointed by the may What can a policeman do un der the circumstances He cannot serve two mastersIf he is insub ordinate the chief cant discharge and if the chief is insubordi nate the mayor cant discharge the The chief now can do as ho but if he tries to tell hi men what to the mayor tolls them to do something they are between the devil and the ALEJANDRO CESAR Not to Withdraw Troops Until Peace Restored By The Associated Press President CoolldgeIn accepting the credentials today of the new Klca Alejandro assunrtrcB that American forces would be withdrawn from Nicaragua as soon as the necessity for their presence The minister told Coolidge that Nicaragua looks confidently to the United States for cooperation and He came to Washington recently as the repre sentative of the Diaz which the United States has recog The presentation of his let ters of credence occurred during the afternoon in the cast room of the White TESTIFIES BRIEFLY ON ESTftll STATES RTT Moody Sends In Partial List of His Appointees By The Associated Press ernor Moody Thursday withdrew the nominations of former Gov ernor Miriam Ferguson which have not been acted Upon and sent in a partial list of his ap pointees for Nominations of former Governor Ferguson not acted upon member Texas Uni versity board oC regents and Miss Fannie Austin labor com Names sent up by Moody Jane secre tary of member board of pardon advisers George mem ber of tho board of pardon ad visers state adjutant general Hale state health officer member of the board of regents of the College of Industrial Arts James Kaufman By The Associated Press COURT Frank Norris sat in the witness stand for only five minutes in his trial here today to tell that he had been indicted three times 1912 and 13 for arson and The celebrated fundamentalists appearance on the stand oamc suddenly near the end of the court day after lie had listened to witnesses tell of threats by Chipps to kill Chipps was killed by Norris in the pastors study July 17 He was placed on the stand by his counsel to testify as to the previous indictments in an attempt to forestall questions by the state as to the charges of 14 years Norris counsel Intimated lie would take the stand tomor row as the last witness for the Judge Hamilton had considered holding a night session but abandoned the Idea because attorneys and court adjourned at until High School tive Trustees Decide in Long of evidence as The board of school trustees will recommend to the city com probably that con struction of two wings to the Abilene high school building be gin one on the west end of the building to be used for classrooms and one in tha center to house an At a meeting of the board last which lasted until trustees went over the needs of the public school With Superintendent Green and other school officials preparatory to making recommendations as to the expenditure of tho made available by tho bond Issue Only in the case of the high school was a decision president of the While the David has not made estimateson the probable cost of the two included in the original plans for the high school the board expects the extensions to cost or when The wings on the cast completed several months member of the board of direc of Bell tors to be trlfd ent of 1 1 ho appoints the February following the city attor court Absence of witnesses tho tho water su tr have caused the post jity all Ions 8iifl the if I had had tho I wouid tht every See Ptge member board of directors College Anion Fort member hoard of regents of Texas Tech Pottor member board of regents Texas Tech Under Hale member of the board of regents of Texas Liner Is Rammed And Beached Near Orleans In Fog By The Associated Press NEW The Southern Pacific steamship inbound from Now York with about 200 vas rammed in the Mississippi river about 80 miles below New Orleans tonight during a heavy A radio message from Captain Benjamin master of the said that because of the heavy he had beached the Creole but would proceed up the did not was in river when it call for N jured on the The collision occurred near Fort cost Xecd Is Imperative Completion of the high school building as originally seems to be the most imperative of all the Free We have alked to number of business men during the week and it seems to be their idea that the wings should be Five of the seven trustees ex pressed themselves unanimously as favoring Two members were not present and their views are not The proposed wing on the west end will add at least six class rooms and one study bringing needed relief from the conges din in many 31 Free It Is possible to add four other classrooms in with tha auditorium connection al though this policy might not be The board voted unanimously to thank the Taylor county chapter of the Red Cross for the nurse being furnished the public All expenses of the nurse are borne by the Red No Trace Found Of Youth Adrift On Lake Ice Floe By The Associated Press The of a cast adrift on a cake of ice in Lake by a sudden zonight remained a mystery locked in the pounding ice field off A search lasting nearly 24 hours was abandoned late today when the John city firo re turned to her mooring after forc ing her way through thd floes along thft whoro nearly 25 miica in Earlier low visi bility had defeated the efforts of dcnce fetao throughout the day of Point shortly to two men in an airplane who tor IM hours churned tho thick Tho threw no lijjht the identi ty of other vessel or its pall of fop snow tho toko In i futile effort to locate the Chipps visit to Norris office he was of many circum stances siHTOundlng1 this further evidence that Chipps had threatened to kill At 5 after expert testimony on the angle of a bullet hole in the ceiling of Norris Norris himself was called to the stamlj There was no intimation of tho1 defense He sat for a moment looking rather while his Dayton unfolded a Moses then asked that the jury be sent to the jury Reads Two Motions Moses read two ona seeking exclusion of testimony u questions concerning the previous the other asking that no questions bo asked about an indictment in which Norris wag admitted by hig counsel to hava drawn a gun on a man when at tacked five years The motional requested Judge James HamiU ton to enforce the legal rule hibiting evidence of defendants past more remote than seven years age Attorney William spe cial protested against the declaring that tha defense had gone back into Chipps life for several and that this conduct of defense lot down tha bars for the state Judge Hamilton said the matter would be ruled on finally when tha disputed evidence should be offer ed but laid down the general that euch evidence as tho motions referred to under the law is toa Defense Let Bars Down McLean argued that since thtf defense had gone back as far ag Armistice Day of 191S and thai therefore the state should be per mitted to go into Norris1 Over our he the defense has been permitted to show ihat the dead man had pistol on him more than eight yeaij The court has let down the bafl for We have tho names of three different grand juries which indicted this Can thts defendant comein and show tha the man had a pisioi en more than eight years ago to get jury to acquit the and then ask the court not to let us do the same as to what tha defendant has done in the past in an effort to tear down his defense It was the defense that let the bars down on Arptlc VlgorAifftly Attorney Moses and his collea Marvin vigorously supported the Suppose McLean and T were on trial for said Ami suppose we were arrested five years ago for selling That would not bo admissibla against us In the murder trial iu any Suppose we had beox arrested for playing which is unlawful in this that could not be It would nothing to do with the XoHhor has thiji inHcIent of flvfyears If the state hasnt the evidence ORRIS I ;