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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - March 9, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS WEDNESDAY MARCH 1927 TWELVE PAGES THE WEATHER WEST jn doudlntw probably rain In Number 161 Id AL LAWS MAY BE CHANGED Speedy End Is Predicted In Teapot DomeSinclair Trial x x x jj JAPANESE QUAKE DEATH TOLL REACHES THOUSANDS f iL i b W f i i 11 i t IHimiiii m f r anaiiaiiaHaiiaiiar a aiigna T T 4 Ht I I fl I Modern49ers Rush To Nevada In Quest Of Glittering Gold Streets Planked With Alkali Covered Adventurers Numerous Villages Are Devastated Fire In Wake of Tremors Is Cause of By The Associated Press least 000 personslost their lives in the three minute earthquake which rocked Central Japan last being killed in the town of Numerous villages in the Mineyama district vrere de while fire which came close on the heels of the quake accounted for a great number of which it is ex will reach several thou sand in burned and Casualties List Home office advices from the prefecture of Kyoto reported the following casualties Mineyama houses destroyed Iwataki 100 500 houses destroyed Ishi 20 31 burned Ichiba 20 bouses The official advices also Indi cated that numerous other villages had been laid waste and that at least 500 persons had been killed at various places in the same district The Kyoto prefectural governor also reported that sixty persons had been killed and eighty houses destroyed at that several other yillages were believed vir tually destroyed and that the casualties in them were not known because communication had been cut Relief measures are being taken by the 250 other relief workers being sent from Kioto to aid the inhabitants of the stricken Army air planes also were sent out from Kioto to investigate the extent of the devastated Lines Broken By The Associated Press March more Nevada is in the grip a gold Whether it will produce the glamor the treasure of old the the Klondike or Goldfield re mains to be One flank of it has lashed against filling the street with automobiles of very make and breed streak ed with alkali A mixed breed of men mills through the hotel lobbies hurrying cler s in white big hatted and booted prospectors with square he slim gentry of the gaming Camp both men and smirking are there too in The Malapal as the Indians call the bad lands of the Lower Nevada is roaring with the flank of the movement of truck and car apexing toward the staked lands of 40 miles where Frank who lost a fortune as a low grade ore man at Gold field and won it back has come i pon some dirt that assays thousands of dollars to the His a bronzed desert prospector despite his made the He kept his own counsel but leaked out somehow and the was JNFnfll Senator Reed Is Lauded By Former Governor In StatementReferences Are By The Associated Press March ter denunciation of the in its reported adoption of the slo gan I serve no home brew and a virtual promise to support Senator Jim Reed of for the democratic presidential nominee are contained statements is sued by former Governor James here Ferguson caustically referred to the Womens Christian Temperance Union as a witchburning prohtbi tion organization and declared he never thought the time would ever come when I could answer the brewery charge of the fanatics and say that prohibition prohibition Legal Woes Of Rich Oil Barons In Courts Far From Ended Reed Pictured As Candidate By Jim and damage caused by the quake were still most speculative because of the interruption of communi It may be flays before ac curate figures can be obtained by the The which first was became perpendicular before it subsided and apparently extended over a wider district than the quakes which are of frequent occurrence in Houses col tiles fell and fires broke out almost these three causes accounting for virtual ly all of the majority of the inhabftants of io felt the but it was worse than others which have been of no Consequent ly for some time there WAS a ten dency to minimize the importance of thequake ai d it was not until this morning that the full realiza tion came of how serious the tremors had Towns Devastated The Asahi Shimbun sent an air Attention To Measures In House Is Called By Executive By The Associated Press nor Dan Moody today asked the house io extend the fortieth legis latures regular session a few days and Invited its studious attention to pending house bills proposing reform of the text book and homi cide Addressing the the gov ernor suggested no definite exten sion but is believed to favor at least a week A test of his recommendation will come when the house will consider a pending resolution can has transferred the location of the brewery from the city to the and moreover I never dreamed that the time would I coold prove the statement by the words of the president of the and is It is true is a It is a pity it is Ferguson paid his respects to Reed by saying He Is as brave as Julius as able and fear less as Henry Clay and as honest as The Forum Fergusons newspaper predicts now that the man who is nominated by the next democratic will have to bear Jim Reed or go back and sit Boosts Ferguson declared Reed can carry every state that Governor Al Smith or McAdoo could car ry if they were nominated and he could carry many states that neith er Smith nor McAdoo could Jim Reed is antiKu of Na See JIM FERGUSON Page 4 BY RODNEY BUTCHER NBA Service Writer March three of them criminal and one involving Harry Albert Fall and Edward Doheny and their naval oil reserve leases still are in the They Flyers Carry Aid To Isolated Town By The Associated Press March A thousand residents of snow bound Silverton gazed into the sky shortly after noon today and saw the first visitors from the outside vorld in nearly four weeks come Winging from over the A cheer went up and the citys announced the news to those against Sinclair charging contempt of the Senate Sinclair now on civil suit to cancel Sinclairs Teapot Dome now in the supreme court on case against Sinclair and Fall now sched uled for trial here April case against Do Fall and involving delivery of 000 to Fall by Doheny through the latters Date of the trial of the latter caseis The trial was in tjie upper is what gives the name Teapot Dome to the oil which is at stake in the governments fight with Harry Sinclair The field is in Wyoming Deliberation May Start Thursday Democrat From Colorado Takes Witness By The Associated Press in its efforts to get into the record what was in senatorial minds in the asking of questions which Harry Sinclair refused to answer in the senate Teapot Dome in the government practi cally concluded today the pre sentation of its contempt case against the millionaire oil op erator and The presentation of the de fenses case and long argument on points of law probahly will be started tomorrow with the prospect that the case will reach the jury late Thursday or early Sharp Exchanges wasgiven over to the reading of dull sharp exchanges between criti cism of senate investigators and the shuttingoff of a former sena tor when he undertook to make a speech to the court amending some of the things the lawyers had said pertainingto his own connection with the case as a senate investi He was Alva a Colo rado who was the first of the members of the oil commit tee called for interrogation about what caused the asking of the questions which Sinclair declined to answer on the ground that the Teapot Dome oil reservo ques rock shown tion had been referred to the Senator James Reed of Mis souri was described as promising democratic presidential material yesterday by James exgovernor of in a state ment which also assailed the T U Reed would make the best candidate thus far looming over the election Ferguson Officers Are Disqualified Jo Sit In Cases Where Financial Interest Is By The Associated Press March Reorganization of the Texas lower judiciary system eventu ally must be the result of the decision of the United St court yesterday which held that officers ire disqualified from sitting in cases where they are financial ly Attorney General Claud Pollard said Governor Dan made a similar Moody to make a detailed summary of his opin ion Affects The P ly affects Texas constable slices Justices rT tho ind See JAP 4 Eggs Per Dozen The stores of Abilene seem to be flooded with That does not keep good ones from being and at per dozen instead of who lives on Bonte advertised some Baff Orpington eggs at per setting or per He I sold all my and could hare sold more If had had You can sell jonr ponl or supplies by placing an ad la the Livestock and Pets Phone 68 or Box for sine die adjournment next j not Batching as a big Douglas observation piloted in March Governor Moody recommended the Brown house bill which was drawn up with his advice as a measure that would restore confi dence of the people that their money will be spent economically and honestly for test books and would eliminate the litigation that has accompanied nearly every ma jor transaction of recent On the promise that human life sells too cheaply in Texas the governor said that the technical offense of manslaughter clogs the mills of justice and tends to lower protection of He indirect ly recommended careful considera tion of a bill by Representative Putsch to repeal that portion of the homicide law requiring courts to charge juries on See MOODY SEEKS Page 4 by Lieutenant Dan Kearns of the 120th observation Colo rado National came into bearing important newspapers and medical supplies from To many residents it was the first airplane they had With several feet of snow cov ering the towns baseball there was no opportunity to land and the ships cargo was dropped into a snow The plane then swung around and returned to While there was no urgent need for the units of diphtheria antl toxin and other articles brought to the flight section of Colorado and produced valuable j data for the National DALLAS BOY BARES PLOT TO SLAY STEPMOTHER WITH BOMB WHILE ASLEEP By Associated Press March Howard tonight madea written statement to Detective tho tossing of a lighted dynamite bomb into the Jack bedroom of his and young Barrs stepmother at 4 boy eaMl he wanted to go to California to visit his whom he had not ecen in nine Examination of the from which he succeeded in tearing the postponed because of Falls recent Two Cases Ended The oil scandal cases al ready disposed of were the con spiracy case against Doheny and in which they were acquitted a few weeks and the civil suit to cancel Dohenys Elk Hill which the government has just won in the supreme The indictment to which Sin clair is now answering in a Dis trict of Columbia court was the very first formal charge brought against any of the noted Sinclair was virtually pushed into the courtroom by Senator Tom Walsh of the Sin clairFallDoheny Walsh largely was responsible for the When Sin clair sought shelter behind a screen of it was Walsh who tore the screen many times a million appeared before the senato and refused formally to makeany statement about his Teapot Dome One week after his refusal to Sinclair was inflicted in theDistrict of Columbia courts under Senate statutes governing Sinclair appealed the indictment to the circuit court of Last summer Senator Walsh put through a law prohibiting special appeals from District of Columbia indictments not yet and made it apply to Sinclairs case by a retroactive Following this the circuit court last October dismissed appeals from indictments in the Sinclair contempt the FallDoheny conspiracy case and courts by th senate Counsel for Sinclair strenuously objected to such questioning by District Attorney Gordon and long arguments Martin Lit of New begped tho court to preserve this trial from See SINCLAIR TRIAL Page 4 rial investigation committee March the FallSinclair Abilenes Walnut Street Have Unusual Church Membership Scott Hickeys the Walnut Street has 150 men and boys in its membership of Fifty of these are studying for the 13 per cent of the entire male mem This astonishing report was Carroll of the Baptist Bible Institute of New who addressed the Walnut Street Baptist seminary Remarkable said the Louls I have never heard any thing to compare with That isnt answered the So far as I this little church is the only one in the Baptist denomination holding a seminary We had Tho number of men and bojs training for the ministry demanded and I arranged the matter through cor fuse without an Instant to respondence with the Southwestern convinced tha elder Barr that it Seminary at Fort had been made by John a Youngrcst a Lad of Ten Tho Walnut Street church is in See BOMB ATTEMPT Pafe 4 thM month ol and this has been largely responsibltt for the unusual number of its men preparing for the They range in ages from 35 to last Robert a lad weighing 92 12 The oc cupational range is from university student to ditch the labor ing clement actually predominat The fact Hickeys is the labor ing mans and proud of There is no wealth In the mem but plenty of earnestness and The weekly sun rise prayer at every Sunday is a remarkable tho most remarkable feature of which is a public out of which have come aomo as tounding revelations from men moved to reveal hidden episodes in their In Second Vrnr Hickoy is In second year with the Walnut ntrftft but for four previously did missionary work with head quarter Second Probe Of College Is Asked Ry The Associated Press March forts to obtain a second special investigation committee to examine the affairs of John Tarlcton Junior Agricultural College and go over the ground that has already been covered once by a special joint legislative committee failed on the IS UNDER WAY Moody Denies Knowledge Of Meeting Slated In New York Tho Associated Press NEW March The campaign for nomination of Governor Alfred Smith and Democratic presidential candidate is under it was declared today following a conference of party leaders John chairman of the New York State Democratic dele gation In the houseof representa madethe statement following a conference between the delega tion and George leader of Tammany We are already at work and propose to nominate said Representative our assurances from virtually every state that Al Smith is wanted by a majority of the Demo mattor was referred to the stand ing committee on education Senator Ward introduced a peti tion bearing thenames of 70 business men of StephenviUeask ing that a committee be appointed and charging that the previous investigation had been held in BANKRUPTCY FILING Admission of bankruptcy was filed yesterday in the Federal Court by the WallJoiner Company of a partnership composed of Henry Wall and William Joiner as firm and individual bank The liabilities of the peti tioners are and the assets crats for Olvany added the nationwide senti ment for nomination of Smith is of such proportions that the gover nor should be asked to permit his friends to go to work for States in which Smith boomers are already at Representative Carew included Minne Wisconsin and North and South And we will get some delegates from he Tho conferrees paid they had re rhe It wilf not be until our own law will be before the supreme court of the States for Elimination of fee system iii Texas is proposed in a joint resolu tion calling for a constitutional introduced tonight in the house by Representative Provides Salaries The resolution calls for a constit tutional amendment to be submit ted to the voters the first Tues day in if would empower the legis lature to provide compensation of county and precinct officers in lieu of pioned as a means to keep down ad valorem taxes and augment school funds by the bacco tax bill passed to mont in the house late tonignt by vote of 67 to after tho ost debate on one measure this ses The measure was assailed bjr numerous speakers as creating a nuisance tax and one that would put the Moody administration bad light and was defended as about the only means to keep prop erty taxes from being Recommended Tax in hlsj Representative Veatch recalled that former Governor Miriam Ferguson twice recomended a to bacco tax in mesagcs to the legis He spoke for the bill which was brought up late this March Texas legislature apparently wants equal pay for accordins to the Loie resolution passed by the senate 23 to raisins the pay for extra sessions front to 55a The house is now to act on ceived reports that Governor Danj senator Moody of who has been faied to passage of his reso mentioned as a possible running utlon which have mate for soon would con fer with the New York governor at SAN Dan Moody knows nothing of a conference to be hold in New York between him and Governor Al Smith of New and Tammany he declared here Tuesday night between scenes nt an HOUSTON RACE RIOT NEGROES OF WAR HAVE TERMS LOPPED BY CLEMENCY OF PRESIDENT By The March Co today loppod IS months off the 30 year tjnccs of 20 former mem bers of the 24th who were originally tonced to death or life imprison riots at on the night of August By th0 action of tho taken on recommendation of the War the men will be come eligible for parole within the next With their the last of for participation in the race Sec HOUSTON NEGROES 4 cd the senates approval of tho states laws on DROP DEAD FORT March Told that he was the winner two grand champion Cline dropped dead here to Clines entries had won first prize on fat and the first prize on Hampshlres in the South western Livestock Deadline Near On Income Filing Next Tuesday is the last day on which income taxes can lie paid without George deputy in charge has asked that local citizens their returns on Friday and Saturday of this week in or der to avoid tM rush cJ the last closing Haywood will be in Kan per today and The office hero will remain open Monday and ;