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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - March 4, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THE WEATHER FRIDAY MARCH Number 157 NFINISHED KING WELL MAKING H Jurys Verdict Still Pending In DaughertyMiller Trial Filtration Plant To Be Started In Full Opera tion After Discouraging At least one phase of Abi lene water problem is at the point of The ligbttomediumtodark brown mixture which citi zenship has been drinking for more years than it likes to reck on wiU be 100 percent and chemically before many The filtration plant is so near com that the consulting eng Schroch of the of is on the ground to see the To Start Plant Sunday things go the plant will be started in operation ready except that a stirring apparatus which had been ordered failed to arrive whereupon Schroch as sistant city decided to build one The stirrer is to mix the lime with the and will be installed Saturday city water engi last night sounded this ad monitory note While the filtration plant will be in operation within a few consumers must not soon expect perfectly clear Cus tomers in the southwestern sections of probably will have clear in two or three but elsewhere it will takt a week or two weeks for themains to clear themselves of accumulated Sooner Attorney Given Post Ezra Brainerd attorney of has nomi nated as a member of the Inter state Commerce Commission by President He gets the job the senate refused to give to Cyrus Woods of Mexican Officials Hold Si lence On Reports Of By UniveFssl Service March 3 mors that relations between the and we have 60 miles of supply i United States and Mexico are rap mains ranging from 20 inches down idly approaching a crisis persist to two to say nothing of 75 miles of service Designed by Hobbs plant Is at the north end of the north settling south of the and has a capacity of gallons of water each 24 It was designed by the assistant and huilt under his supervision by Work was started last sum and there have been many discouraging delays including de lay In arrival of needed machinery and unexpectedly hard digging for the the consulting Is head of the chemistry department of the University of The plant is complete up to the actual filtration of process having been deemed unduly expensive and since iLake Abilenes while not has always been chemically the water the city will use an iron and lime Said Grimes Our people thave thought all along that their jwater was but the product Ve are going to deliver to mow will be sure enough They immediately detect the differ Aspermont Grand Jury Indicts 30 March The grand jury here has turned in 21 felony and 9 misdemeanor in dictments at this term of the dis trict court Today Alton Log ed throughout the capital following the latest interchange of notes the two govern Some reports went even so far as to state that relations had been broken but those were catego rically denied by state department officials At the Mexican absolute silence was maintained all Ef forts to reach the Sen or Don Manuel and other officials were unavailing It was finally said that Senor Tellez was not in It was understood that he had gone to New State department officials were emphatic in declaring that this government had not requested Sen or Tellez If he has been withdrawn by the Mexican govern the department Is still with out advices to that it was Senor Tellez is known to be per sona grata to this and it is an open secret in official circles that his popularity here has been the means of staving off an actual crisis for a long Search For Boxers Slayer Under Way By The Associated Press March Within the sentryguarded walks of Sing Sing prison a man hunt was In progress tonight to drag two convicts back to the cells from which they had ten years in prison by the The escaped convicts are Babe serving 20 years formurder ing Knockout Bill night club owner and former op Sts of Jack and which has quarters in New Its head GRANTS WIDOW DIES March Mary Helen 91 years wWow of the late General assistant secretary of war under President here years for carrying They were missed at the six oclock checkup last night and al though the surrounding country was searched all night an3 Warden Lawes was convinced that they could not have gotten outside the Other cases of burglary and theft to four era pending here against but snay not be Big Show Merger Plans Under Way By The Associated Press NEW March Negotiations for theconsolidation of three motion picture concerns assets of more than progress and prob ably will be completed next it was learned today from officials of the firms The firms are the Stanley Com pany of with headquar ters in New York the West Coast Theatres Company with principal offices in Los Angeles and San theFirst National Pic Austin Ball Player Given Damage In Court Decision March Bronze of former Texas University football and baseball today was awarded judgment for against the Western Union Telegraph Com pany in 53rd district court Eckhart asked for alleg ing delayed delivery of a message from cost him a preferred position with a major leaguebaseball REJECT MEASURES March 3 British Columbia Iffrislafura today rejected three bills to bar Orientals from attending public schools or from holding property fntha Boric Acid Mistaken For Drinking Water Given As Reason For Tragedy In By Universal March placed by mistake In drinking water and fed drop by drop to five j little babies caused their death at Columbus hospital according j to preliminary statement made to night by hospital and health au The babies all died within 14 The eldest was only 14 days1 old and the mothers were still con fined to the hospital when their infants The mothers are said to he on the verge of a nervous Alarm spread when one by one the babies Little Myrtle born 14 days ago was the first to She suffered con Joan 8 days Bvelyri 7 days Panagibth 7 and Lillian 14 followed within a few Zan coroners phy investigated the death of the Golite baby and reported it had died of intestinal As re ports of other deaths poured In Herman health com ordered a rigid investi It was revealed all in fants had died of the same ail with other mem bers his visited the hos He reported today he had a battle contslnlag a solu tion of boric acid had been kept on hand to be used as an anti septic for bathing the babies At the same place a bottle of dis tilled water was kept to give the babies as drinking Con clusion was reached that a nurse hadjnadt a Makes The following signed chief of staff of the and his aids was Issued this afternoon After a conference with Bundesen and a most careful in vestigation of the we can oniy conclude that probably a so lution of drinking water given the five children caused their We are making every effort to verify The states attorneys office de tailed Investigators to determine if there had been criminal One angle to be investigated is why a report of the deaths vras delayed several If criminal neglect is indicated the matter will be laid before the grand according to attaches of the states attorneys Conclusion that boric acid caused the death of the infants was based on the statement of three Miss Margaret Miss Ireaie Schwartz and Miss Aileeit who were examined at the office of Nurses Miss said When I was on duty at on February I made up the solution in a kettle similar to one which had been used to boil distilled water and left it on the When Miss Callahan came In she set it in the window to and it was taken from there by Miss who had just been as signed there after an absence of five She poured the odor less and colorless liquid into a bot tle labeled distilled and afterward she and other nurses gave it to the babies without sus pecting it was When Miss Cuff was in that ward It was customary to boil water for drinking purposes and she did not know that we had been getting it from the dispensary for several There had been a label on the kettle used for boric but it had come off and there was nothing to lead her fo suspect that her assumption that the liquid was not as she assumed it The death of babies followed two days Five other infants given the solution Jim Near Death Receives Many Messages By The Associated Press Nearly telegrams of sym pathy and encouragement have been sent to Jimmy Paul lightheavyweight near death here from blood condition tonight con tinues with hope abandon ed for his Among those who have wired are Gene Jack Dempaey and Tex TO BE DRILLED IN TODAY IMPORTART HEN OIL POOL PREDICTION OF FMTEiHITY Two Months of Due to Losing of In Are Finally Overcome By Drillers Log Shows Depth of 2006 Feet greasy oil sponted twice yesterday from Gillette HickeyCowboy Evans King 1 two miles west of Eawley in southcentral Jones The well made two converting the rig into a mass of slimy timbers and form ing puddles for 20 yards before drilling was resumed late yesterday With the many setbacks which have developed since the well struck pay two months ago feet almost the King well last night wasthe focal point of the oil fra COLONELS KIN TO PUSH FIGHT CASE III COURT StepDaughter to Take Stand in Felon ious Assault Trial By Universal ServlceV NEW Edward wealthy New York and Chicago ar raigned in West Side Court today on a charge of felonious assault on his found his wife stepdaughter present to testify against After Campbell the had signed the Magistrate Weil continued the casfc for a week at the request of Col onel The brother as well as Anna his wife and Miss Elinor her daughter by a former let it be known that they intended to prosecute to the Carrlngton told reporters her The creiv expected to bring in the test as a commer cial producer early Conservative oil men who went out to the well Thursday predicted that a new pool of great more promising than even Noodle was in the Increases to Spoutings The first indication that a ten ttive producer soon would be come a reality came Wednesday It was noticed that the her in which Colonel Car rington caned Campbell Carrington was a case of sour grapes on the part of the Colonel Carrington sat silently beside his attorneys at the Campbell Carrington has his head swathed in He said he had gone to court against the ad vice of because he was determined to prosecute his Friends Testify In Croarkin Case By The Associated Press March Neighbors of Harold slayer of little Walter Schmith today testified of his eccentricities which they believe set him apart from his fellow The d fense contends that Croarkin is subnormal and suffering from mental and that he was insanewhen he slew the boy in the loft of a riding academy by beating him with a The Xray pic tures and scientific methods will be introduced to further the de fense of their client was indicated by attorneys shortly after the state rested its Miss Agnes to whom Croarkin was attentive before the Schmith childs and to whose he rushed immediate ly after he had beaten Walter with the will testify for the it became known to She originally was called by the but was not placed upon the Approval Is Given Vare Credentials By The Associated Press March dentials of William sena torelect from and Frank senatorelect from were unexpectedly and un animously approved tonight by the senate elections Action was taken after the for mal certificates of election from the state governors had been pre sented in the the midst i of a filibuster against resolution to continue the life of the special committee which reported huge ex penditures on behalf of both in their primary campaign last DOORKEEPER DIES By The Asmvlaftirt March eral services for for years doorkeeper of tho house of ware hed State officials and rep resentatives acted showing of oil was For the past several days 700 feet of oil has been standing ta the well each morning when the crew resumed During the night hours of Wednesday it reached peak when it spouted to the top of the The second head came at 11 oclock yesterday Fifteen or twenty bar of oil came from the hole in the two That the bit would soon pene trate to the original pay stratum scratched two months ago was in dicated late Wednesday the driller announced that the under reamer lug in the bottom of the hole had slipped to one Drilling was resumed at 4 oclock yesterday A small bit was being used and was not on the bottom but was pounding away at the side of the lug in an ef fcrt to surface it to permit the use of a larger bit in drilling In the To Drill In Today While slight headway had been made last owners of the well expected penetrate the four feet of cavein early When that is done the first op portunity to determine the pos sibilities of the stratum as a com mercial producer will be The opinin that the well will open an entirely new field in Jones co with possibly a greater potential production than the fivemonths old field at Noodle was strengthened yesterday by the developments at tie While buying and sell ing of leases and expected royal ties was comparatively numerous rumors of tentative lo cations for tests by other com panies were Our scouting report is very was the enthusiastic declaration of the office of one oil company Location Of Well The well Is on the King ranch two miles west of four teen miles north of Abilene and about the same distance from An The nearest production is the Simmons well on the Shackel fordJones line twelve miles north Noodle Creek field is six teen miles to the Pay was scratched in the well nearly two months ago at A string of tools and an underreamer lug were lost in the After weeks of fishing lost bit was A 35foot caveIn resulted and this was drill ed through to the lug last Ineffectual efforts were made to remove the lug and an attempt to drill through it After working more than a week the crew succeeded in sliding It over enough to permit th use of a small in the Developments at Noodle Dome appeared just In the offing Thurs day with several wells passing the 00foot Phillips Companys 1 Ira Thornton is the deepest of the new tests and was drilling yesterday rt only 50 feet from the Noodle Creek field pay level of It is expected to tap the stratum the latter part of the WONT DO By The Associated Cress OREGON Mach who to this country from has taken out citizenship and stated his intention of changing his sur to He objected to using just the initial of hla first name in addressing Better Pay Also Sought By Teachers Holding Meet At Dallas Stu dents By The Associated Press March for education against nar cotics and alcoholic for a federal department of for less politics in better pay for elimination of propaganda in school and a scientific study of school taxation were made by the department of National Educa tion at the closing ses sion of its 57th annual convention here Resolutions read by Gwlnn of San newly elected president of the were adopted with but one dissenting The only protest against ac tion of the convention in Us entire sixday session came from George Wannamaker of South who opposed the federal department of education recommendation on the ground that it would lead to federal domination of the Before a handfull of who were all that remained for the final Wannamaker de clared that under a national educa tion secretary the autonomy of the American school system would be relegated to the Refutes Stand Daviaibn of chairman of the legislative com which is planning to mar shal all public school teachers in a Texans Faith In Mediums Broken By Universal Service SAN just couldnt help turning on my flashlight when the spirit advised me to in vest my money in a certain en terprise which I knew to be San Antonio told Justice of the Peace Louis Boltz today In asking that a medium be ar rested as a My light showed the to be the medium who had moved from the table where he sat when the lights were turned Stewart The medium was talking through a mega campaign for the refuted new education Wannamakers declaring that under the pro posed bill there can never be cen tralization of educational power in After hearing several hundred spesehes and addresses on many phases of modern education and MARINES ARE WELCOMED M CHINESE ZONE Shanghai Force Receives Added Strength With British Troops By The Associated Press March hais international settlement today welcomed royal marines from the British steamer Mlnne who were landed to so strengthen the forces which al ready have taken up positions for the defense of the Meanwhile hews was received that the Cantonese armies bad executed several movements Indi cating that their next effort would railway to cut off defending Shantungcse forces from their rather than a continuation of their direct advance from the south upon While the general movements of the armed forces agita tors within the city were urging an attempt to break down the administration of the international settlement as took place at Han since the group and departmental gatherings started last the delegates were leaving for their homes tonight pronouncing the convention the largest and most successful ever held by the organ Orchestra Plays A musical which the meet ing has been awaiting with eager was presented tonight with a recently and rewe advocating program by the School National High The orchestra was composed of some of the best high school instrumentalists of the gathered here during the past week under direction of Jos eph supervisor of music at Ann The orchestra and chorus of 800 voices from 24 Dallas schools pre sented a cantata entitled Rip Van The singing was con ducted by Miss Sudie supervisor of music of ACE OF BRITISH RACE DRIVERS MEETS DEATH By Universal Service March an at tempt to break the worlds auto mobile speed record at Pendine Par ry the greatest of the British racing was killed He had passed the mile mark and was travelling at 160 miles an hour when one of the driving chains of the back wheel Tomb Of Egyptian Royalty Is Opened CBy The Associated Press March George assistant professor of Egyptology of Harvard today opened the tomb containing the sarcophagus of Queen Hete mother of builder of the the great says an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Details of the opening of the tomb were not but tt was found that the sarcophagus was The opening of the tomb took place in the presence of the American i COOLIDGE SIGNS By Universal Service March bill appropriating for th expenses of the American mission to be sent to the League of Nation economic conference at Geneva wa signed by President Cool id today A second bill signed by him ap proprlates for sending an American delegation to the Eighth a general The conviction that Russians were connected with the movement was expressed by the local Despite the efforts of the police to cope with tho hand bills which appealed to the youth of Shanghai to Join the Chinese Communist of youth were posted Other handbills called for a conference to elect a citizens government and for the disarming of the shattered forces of Marshal Sun Chuan erstwhiledefender of Deadlock Is Apparent In Federal Trial Against Former Officials of Government By The Associated Press FEDERAL NEW A seemingly deadlocked jury that has had the DaughertyMiller case for 57 tonight had not re ported a At oclock tonight they returned to their delibera tions after hearing reread parts of the testimony relat ing to the whereabouts of former Attorney General Har ry Daugherty on April Questions were asked about former Alien Property Cus todian Thomas Miller t whereabouts on the same In Hard Ings The testimony showed that Daugherty was in ew York in President Hardlngs Jess Daughertyj also was in New York that as were Richard Merton and the late John Republican national committeeman from Co Kings appointment pad for on which SmitlxJi anS icieount ing Merton was at the RltzCarl ton hotel Merton testified he gave King for helping him effect allowance of claims for proceeds of impounded shares of American Metal It Is al leged Miller and Daugherty got part of this Agree on One The Jury reported the inability to agree on one of the defendants They said they haJ een able to agree on the Juror Number 9 appeared to be the one holding up the At Judge Knox ordered the jury locked up until Action On Amnesty Bill Is Continued By The Associated Press March remission would be lmlted to cases of public calamity and for periods of only two years at a time under a proposed constitu tional amendment 101 to by the house after sup porters had scored efforts to es cape The Love senate bill to repeal amnesty granted former Governor James carried over from yesterdays was not reached Action on it can not be had regularly now until the next senate bill since instead of recess was voted this German Cabinet To Talk Return Of Kaiser Ruling By f Traversal Service Mjirch or not the former kaiser Is to be al lowed to return to Germany will be debated at a cabinet session next Minister of the Interior Keu del announced in the Reichstag to The law for the protection of the j republic under which the kaiser was banished from Germany will expiro on July The socialist have demanded an extension of the Wets Victory In House Predicted By The Associated Press1 Marcft Prediction that the next congress win find house wets standing a solid phalanx for modification oC the Volstead act was made today by Representative shortly after his selection today as chairman of the unofficial house committee for modification of the dry He was elected unanimously to suc ceed Representative John who retires from congress at a meeting of that The new chairman said he would show to the country that the hope for a temperate America lies in modification of the pro hibition act to permit the sale of beer and light wines that enforce ment Is costing more than 000 and that the dry law was a great HELD DEDUCTABLE By The Associated Press Liabilities incurred through breach of contract were held deductable losses on tax returns in a decision today by the board of tax ap In another ruling the board held property used in operating a beer garden made by the prohibition law may not be de ducted from income tnx Coolidges Complete Moving To Temporary New Quarters By Universal Service March Calvin as the first ma tron of the today completed with her own hands the official moving from the White House o the Pattersan Mansion In Dupont With the Coolidges now fully repairs on the White roof and top will started PanAmerican sanitary The work will rejuJro to be held at i about four CANT AFFOTvi TO WALK When you cnn buy iiMrt cars like the listed under Autos for hi the want at unheard of low Low dmvn the halamr spread over a long per iod In small payments thnt you will nCTer miss This is the proposition offered by most every Abilene ntttomobHc deal Spring Is the time when Used Cars are sold nnd TO do not miaw the opportunity of bnylnncr or selling Phono AdTcitteinc in t at tho price of ;