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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - March 2, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE THE WEATHER WIST warmer Thurwlay Volume WEDNESDAY MARCH TWELVE Number 155 GHERTYMILLER Asked To Approve Abilene Southern Purchase Kmxxmxxxxxxxxxmxxxxxxxxxmxmxxxxxxxxxxx LEGISLATURE APPROVES APPROPRIATIONS No Objections Offered Formal Approval Of Transfer By Com mission BY BASCOM TIMMONS News Washington Btireau March The Texas Pacific Raihyay Company pay for the properties of the Abi lene Southern Railway Com if the Interstate Com merce Commission Formal application was made before the today by the Per The securities of the Abilene Southern consist of stock and In first mort gage the application There is no way of estimating market value of the but book value is about per according to the companys properties made by commission in application points out that Abilene is the point OfInterchange between the two railroads in but they do not parallel each other or serving different The Abilene Southern extends from Hamlln to a distance of 100 Benefits In The applicants declare that ac quisition by them of the Abilene Southern will benefit the latter because 1 more adequate and appropriate equipment will be made available 2 larger execu engineering and accounting departments will be available 3 more widespread ad vertising 4 reduction of operat ing1 expense because of large scale and increased buying power with reference to physical because of largescale Authorization of the deal by the commission is since it closely resembles the purchase by the of the Cisco fiNorth eastern which com mission readily Thus far no objections have been offered by interests that may be East Texas Storm ByThe Associated Press March storms over East Texas Monday night killed two per sons and did considerable damage to dispatches and her son Buddie were killed in an electrical storm in the western part of Nac ogdoches Mi her another son and three daughters KANSAS March f weather was in prospect Southwest tonight follow ing its March snow in some places the heaviest of the While in Western Kansas and Western Oklahoma temperatures moderating and snow begin ning to a cold snap was creeping over Texas and thJs vi Freezing temperatures ex tending to the Gulf coast were due for Texas tonight and tomorrow The Panhandle of Texas under a three inch blanket of snow and rain was falling in North and Northwestern OPPORTUNITYS KNOCK Discipline Discipline determines to what good purposes we may direct our abilities and correct our It gives poise to our charac ters and fits our ambitions for contact with the Is the test and developer of every real quality of heart and Discipline welds experience into It develops a mans best faculties and tenches him the ways In which to bring forth tho best that is in A little regular reading of The Vows Classified Ads ia good discipline for our helps turn Into real ities Accused Husband Proffers Money TDHST31 Debts of Prison System To Be Cared for With Fund De ficits Taken CBy The Associated Press Emergency and deficiency ap propriations totaling sligbtly more than for state institutions and departments are provided in bills finally passed by the house and senate Loomis of under heavy bond in connection with themysterious slaying of his Monday was freed from bond in circuit court and left immediately for where funeral services for his wife will be held He has of fered reward for the arrest of the He was ques tioned by police after his wifes mutilated body was found in their Loomis and his dead wife shown Woman Religious Leader Arrested By The Associated Press LOS Margaret a religious leader who gained prominence with a prediction that the world woulfi come to an end February was charged with conspiracy with intent to commit murder in a com plaint filed here The charges were the result an attack made upon Burt leader of a rival church and iu connection with which two of Rowans follow Balzer and Miss Mary already have been ar Whereabouts of Rowan are unknown to the police although automobile was found aban doned on a beach two miles below San Juan south of by searching Illinois Bandit Gang Is Believed Broken By The Associated Press March gang Both harases passed the bill to finance needs of state educational and elee mosynary depart ments and higher judiciary from now until the end of the fiscal August Measures Follow The lower house also grourd out and sent to the senate appropria tion measures as follows Prison system debts and operat ing expenses for remainder of the Deficiencies In the livestock san itary dopart Texas Technological colege building repairs and the comptrollers department Deficiencies In operation of the lower judicial system Both houses wrote into first bill additional qpprotria Wcn each for eradication of root rot and plant The houte also amended its bills to carry a total of about to pay back taxes for four years on me prison farms in Fort Bend and Double Output Doubling its legislative output tcday the senate turned out thirty three biHs bjfcre recesiif the evening meal and into its second night As a result of two days of ap plication the which yes terday morning carried 160 bills now contains slightly more than 100 and several measures which had not reached the calendar have been taken up and disposed of under suspension of the The committee on highways and motor vehicles approved the Beck bill from the house placing motor buses under the railroad commis sion with an unfavorable minority so that the only two im portant house the gasoline tax and the penitentiary bill re main in Of Local Nature Most of the bills passed today were of a local nature or of minor They Included increasing the pay of the reporter of the supreme court from to providing a manner for placing community property under the care of the wife when the husband placing automobile Insur ance companies under the state superintendent of providing that premiums on the bonds of executors may be paid out of the reducing tax assessors Being a new institution getting on its Texas Technological College figured prominently in the For it got contingent administrational 000 for departmental In the emergency appropriations it got for heat and to pay teach reputed to be one of the most methodical which ever oper ated In the directly charged with robberies totaling close to and believed to have been involved In robberies ex ceeding is in the custody of police here Big Dave one of the men locked is reputed to have been the head of the He was arrested today when he ap peared at the detective bureau to mako inquiries about John Shin ner first of the five to be who was arrested yester SWITCHMAN KILLED By The Associated Press March was crushed to death early today in the Texas Pacific railway yards when caught between two box Rpilroad men they did not know how accident ers and employes gaged and already en for summer Secret Note Is Sent To Mexico Speculation Rife By The Associated Press March refusal at the state depart ment to throw any light on the American note handed to the Mexi can foreign office opened the way for unlimited speculation tonight as to the latest evidence of friction between the two The did say the communication had no relation to the oil and Jand con but made no comment on tho statement from Mexico City that the note was or unusual im LATIN HATRED MELTS AS TRAGEDY STALKS AIRMEN FLIGHT WINS ARGENTINA Buenos Aires Cold Reception to GoodWill Envoys Of Imperialistic America Turnsto Warm Understanding When Crash By Universal Service BUENOS March American goodwill life and mission of good will in The survivors will hop off tomorrow for Para When the eight United States airmen arrived here last Sat urday there was a growing sentiment here against the United The press was constantly criticizing the American pol icy in Newspapers paid little attention to the progress of the goodwill but devoted considerable space to charges of imperialism on the part of the United Then the Americans appeared over the Their dar Vative Soldiers Are Routed By Soldiers After Fight By The Associated Press March 2 Wed of this rich military against the Nationalist was left today en tirely In hanrTi of the Shantungcse by the complete withdrawal of Marshal Sun Cliunn Fangs forces from Sungkiang and the Shanghai By Universal Service moves for the protection of the foreign settlements In the Chinese warzone were taken The British forces are well an artillery contingent of over five hundred officers and arrived from Bombay on the transport A heavy field battery was included in the com Men of the Bedford and Hert fordshire regiments are billeted on the race course near and an other border battalion disembarked from the transport Megantic and encamped in the Yang Tsepoo dis It is believed that these addi tional precautions to safeguard the lives of all foreigners in the battle area were taken because of the imminence of a decisive hundred Chinese soldiers today got a taste of American The bluejackets of the Pigeon won a bloodless The Chinese had seized a Stand ard oil vessel at Shasi and brought it to When the oil tanker arrived men from the Pigeon boarded her and brought her alongside the another American gun Caught between the two the Chinese surrendered and were They were march ed ashore to be dealth with by Chinese officials and the Ameri can CAPTAIN DIES By The Associated Press Captain generally maneuvering and their per fect formation won them in stant Then came the tragic collision in which two of the brave Woolsey and lost their And Change Like a sudden veering of the toward the United States Ken of intrepidity must represent a nation of great heretofore the newspapers La which has previously attacked the United today published an editorial under the caption declaring In tho presence of death ft Is necessary to admit the truth conquerors of the after crossing the mountains and were uofc received In Buenos Aires with the enthus iasm commensurate with their This was because the flag covering them was thought to be the symbol of an International policy that created Death has come and touch ed the victorious We have cried with them and we embrace them and their coun They must be brave When Buenos Aires saw these fliers it ad mired hut after the news of the horrible accident the whole city felt the deepest now love in their sad ness those to whom we were Indifferent in their joy and The blue and the white of Argentina mourns at the side of the Stars and Material interests and cold dividing men so are now swept We are united by sorrow and That is the basis of The hopoff scheduled today was postponed out of respect to Cap tain Arturo director of nava aviation for who died suddenly He collapsed while acting as pall bearer for Captain Woolsey one of the dead American The Americans then postponed their departure in order to at tend his funeral Postmasters Are Given Wage Jump March senate tonight passed a bill In creasing the salaries of postmasters at New York and Chicago from to Philadelphia Louis and Kansas City from to and Detroit Loa An San Brooklyn Cincinnati and Pittsburgh to Increase from to are provided for Minneapolis acknowledged to be financially in terested in more canneries than other Indivdual on the Pa Atlanta DaliaSi Seattle cific died at his home here He was 75 years and Des Condemned Negros Appetite Is Undaunted By Mechanical Lion H By Universal Service Sitting within the shadow of tho grim electric chair which will snuff out his life on Maroik unless Governor Dan Moody holds no terrors for Bryant Waco who has gained 35 pounds since ho was moved into tho death I feel all got a good appetite and cant bo bothered with thoughts of tho chair as feod and treat zae like a Satchel said to I have gained 35 pounds since Ive been in Guards say that when ho Is not reads the of Daniel being delivered from the den and frequently saya that God and Moody wil deliver him from tho mechanical lion In the next Death Toll May Reach 65 As Result of Two Dis asters 28 Missing Men Believed By The Associated Press Brit ains mining industry today was stricken by two one in Wales and the other in Notting with a death toll that was feared would reach The Welsh disaster took place In a mine situated near a small town that lies in the shadow of the socalled moving moun Domen which only last year caused a nearby river to shift its course and to ever flood the town and many miners An explosion early this morning in the Marine colliery of one of the largest pits of the Ebbvale employing caused deaths that are known to number with S men Most of the latter are believed to be trapped by a wall of flames and hope for them has virtually been The orther which tooV sear ftJansfield about after the Owm is believed certain to have taken the lives of 14 It occurred in a new pit of Palsthorne colliery when a lending with eight was st uck by 100 tons of water piping which The put the pit pumps out of action and sent the cage crashing 280 yards to the bottom of the shaft where men were A party of miners was able to save only three of the Hope was abandonedfor the others as water began pouring into the phaft at the rate of gallons an Tragedy In Drama Actors9 Is Displayed On Stage Audience Gives Stu dent Play Unusual Reception TOWN spectators who saw John Ferguson presented by the Abilene Christian Col lege last had a lookin on college life at its The a tragedy in four was one of the strongest pieces of work seen here in yet the student section of the 300 in num greeted the whole per formance with uproarious From the outset a tragic atmosphere on the every situa tion ran athwart a demonstra tion of mirth that must have been discouraging to the earnestly laboring With an exhibition of courage rarely they refused to be the goatgetting and the play went down as a real tri At its conclusion the goatgetters themselves stood up and roared OUTSTANDING characteriza tions were portrayed by Miss Nell as Ihe old mother Standleo as John Ferguson Miss Rita Fos as the and Witt as the halfwit Other members of the cast were Jack Charlie Acton McCollum and Hugh Miss di wag delighted with the work of her young Betweenacts music was given by tho collect dl Carolina Golfers Face Court Trial By The Associated Press la a and sports are mentioned in South Carolinas Sunday blue a magistrate ruled here to As a members of Aikens winter colony arc awaiting the outcome of the case here against four profesional golfers arrested under the law for playing last If the four are convicted when they face a Jury next Sheriff Nollle Robinson will take out warrants for all persons who played golf and polo on private links and fields and prosecute them nc has an The four Everett Mc Jimrnie Searle and Ben three profesionals at the Palmetto Club pleaded not guilty today and demanded a jury This was set for next The fourth member of the William also a was not having returned to his home in Jurors Selected In Silvers Case FORT March two days spent In the ex amination of 11 jurors had been accepted up to the ad journment of court today in the case of charged with robbery with firearms in connection with the robbery and slaying of Roscoo theatre treasur here on January Deputy sheriffs were Instructed by District Judge George Hosej to go into the highways and byways of the country early Wednesday and bring in additional the regular panel of 100 already having been Attorneys in the case expressed confidence that the twelfth juror would he obtained early Wednes und testimony in the case Death Chair Is Given In Girl Assault Case By Universal Service Satchel death in was sentenced to connection with tho slaying of Arthur East Waco last Convicted of an assault upon a 10yearold Herman son of a lieutenant of the city fire was sentenced to death in th0 electric chnir here lato Coggins plcadrd but his counsel contended he waa The it was al a result of tho in the first white mnn Hall Measure Killed By Texas Solons At Night Session By The Associated Press tactical moves to get consideration of horse play and struggles to maintain a quorum pervaded bizarre session of the house tonight its first evening Call of the was voted fihortly before midnight to round up enough absent members to vote on a pending measure to re form appeals of school The sergeant at arms was ordered to bring in all members in Austin not ill after Representative author of theschool charged that some members left UK hall purposely to defeat the Indications wore that the session would go beyond While house waited for a quorum it heard an extemporane ous speech by Representative Shirley of Anna on various sub including high freight farming and Shouts of laughter were The house engrossed the bill to provide an College ex periment station near Abilene and killed a bill by Representative Duval of Fort Worth to provide licensing of restricted amusement halls which charge would restore pool A bill to provide an auditor and assistants for the highway depart ment also was Marines Reported Slain In Nicaragua By Universal Service disclosure by the New York Mirror that American marines have been killed and wounded in action against Niearaguan revolutionists created a profound sensationa here While neither Secretary of State Kellogg nor Secretary of the Navy Wilbur could be reached for ex other officials insisted that the report was without foun There has not been one casualty among the American forces in Nicaragua during the present dis declared Edward Kb chief of naval In the last casualty in Nicaragua during the 101213 ho Major General John commandant of the marine also flatly denied that any ma rines had been cither killed or Jurors Dismissed Follow ing More Than Ten Hours of Deliberation Knox By The Associated Press NEW March ten and one half hours of the jury in the DaughertyMiller trial was locked up tonight without reporting a The jury left the court room at oclock It took the case at oclock this Shortly after 11 oclock the jury was brought m to receive The matters that puzzled them appertained to Harry former attorney Given At FEDERAL NEW dim and littered room in which an hours to decide or in nocence of former Attorney Gen eral Harry Daugherty and for mer Alien Property Custodian Thomas The Jurors were given the case at oclock this following a twohour charge by Judge John States Attorney Emory concluding a summation tluit fvl consumed two days In the half hour between the opening uLT court and the judges Daugherty and Miller wpre charged with conspiracy to de fraud the United States of their honest nnd unbiased services as government officers in connection with the allowance in 191 of claims for proceeds of the sale of seized American Metal Company Note Is At the foreman rapped at the door and gave a note to tha They said exhibits WITJ Checks Introduced by the gov ernment to the alleged divis ion of thy fee between nnd Daugherty were by the juryThey were and by agree ment of were sent to the Jury At the Jurors ask ed for a copy of a letter Senator Guy Goff sent to President Harding making a report on his investigation of the American Metals The writ ten in assured the late president that the claims were in vestigated thoroughly and were supported by the best proof ever submitted with a When counsel for Daugherty and Miller saying letter had not been admitted as Judge Knox was sum On Way to At 11 oclock the jurors sent a sealed note to Judge At that the judge was reported on his way to Daugherty and Miller came into the court Miller was with her The scene was set for a but at oclock there was no indication oti what was in the sealed SLAYER UNIDENTIFIED By The Associated Tress March unidentified slayer caused tha death of Mabel whose unclothed body was in a hotel bathroom last assistant states attorney said to night at a coroners which released two men taken for ques The inquest was continued until March POPE NOMINATES By Universal Service pope nomi nated today Thomas the head of tho Society for the i i over to be sentenced to tho Propagation of the Jaith in Bam trio chair from Nashville or as blahop of It son Watson the Our Cases Ended By The Associated Pross radio served us detective for Joseph whose a Bellairo mu wns arrested in Colum on a nonsupport listening in on a radio last Baldi heart her husband some accordion selections from Columbus broadcasting She noti fied authorities and word came today that Bald had been ar rested there and would be brought to for ;