Abilene Morning Reporter-News (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 264, Ed. 1 Wednesday, January 17, 1917 Page: 1 of 6
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ABILENE TEXAS WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 17 1917.
RAID ON ALLEGE
Prominent Men Who Testified In "Leak" Investigate
FERGUSON ENTERS ON
SECOND TERM'AS GOVERNOR
ERE BROUGHT !i
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Y INIfl TOILS
Twenty -One Persons Charged in Two
Courts on Evidence Gathered by Loc-
al Officers and Special Detectives
Hum is wrepiiig mid Availing and gnnsliing of twin in "nigger"
iiooii "poro mourner1 count Vwnre in tlio lnsf stages
t ai 1 1 road disease known ns "blown-np suckers." mneteen
Mo ImRinpmm hate gone ilffmirt . ..laHuii hearts nro ami
i.m.toou different "imuaoiw" fnoo eimrjre in the federat
v'..to courts bucked by evidence thot ia evidence .mthered in
w u make it n business to gather oriuVneo.
tt.r suffering in silence for mouths Abilene people are todn
I ..f tho ineubim of bootleggers for eighteen gentlemen mid nnV
v . color are behind the hum or will soon bo behind tin. inr'rt
..v in the Mate eonrt of illegally VUing intoxieftiits nnd on
m the Federal court of engaging in tile bnsineiH of liquor
1 i without obtnirtiug n license required by law.
i'lmt is why there is sorrow in trigger town atnong the element
I. is boon lnnkltifr a riotous living off bootlegging; nnd that is
'. i von that the white people and self-roipeoUntr negroes eon
rr the 'I'liiled States officers the sheriff's department the
department and special detectives employed for the puipos-
.swooped down upon the bootleggers after lmvinir gathered
ii e for weeks and what is perhnpK the biggest raid on boot-
- in the history of the state has been accomplished.
s almost impossible to tell a story like this coherently There
- many detail to look after ami it is so hard to find a starting
It is perhaps best to begin at the beginning.
7ho negro according to the officers.
womu men give thorn the name of
the "dealer" who handled that par-
ticular brand nnd the purchase wo il
iuiiuw. nun nappenea not with me
but several negroes according to th
How They (lot Hoorc.
A part of tho boote retaIlo b tho
lootlocgor catno In fr express lei
the major portion of It wa broughr
from San Anglo In automobiles use 1
tor the purpose according u tho of
Apparently a complete line of hot
Uod goods wa kept oir band fpr the
detectives succeeded in getting almost
nny brand tho.v culled for. Prom thafr
statement It ysafljl ejiiathAtQWia
DoouoKsor sola n part'eumr oranu aao
nlTrays had somo on hand.
It mteht b well to state that the
revenue man was here about one week
comlnit In to sot evidence upon wolch
to base proH-uUon In the Fedora'
court for ensaglUR in the liquor bus-
iness without a license.
Oae of tho big factors in the denoue
ment wr Frank vhale aisbtaat
chief of poller la tlticulva. ttU offl-
eor got "tho gaoar on no le taan
seywi men It miRnt o wen to stat.
that Mr. Wlialey ww asKod to ilo tai
work by several citizens who pat up
ths money to pay for the purchase of
the boote and that ha w at wort
ome daya before he kaow of the other
angle of the Invaatfgatkm that wa-
ductad by the sheriff aad the Fedora'
authorities When tne two pnrue
learned of tho other's work. tbiy threw
In together and carried on tha work
band in hand.
Officer Wheley. in OUgulee vorke.'
at night aad himself made purchases
He had an assistant who worked in
the day time fr Adams. tT S- rev
enae man. poeed as a gamble an-
made purchase. He teak a promi-
nent part In tho final deaoucment
and was lnstrumeatal in gating sow
The thirteen men and oae weme
who had ba arrested were take-
before V a Commissioner V. "St-
rand Tuesday moraing for prelimi-
nary hearing They were vhod
...h ihe streets and with tae
snow on the sround it looked like
scene from Napoleon's famous rtreat
Every one of the fourteen jleedel
not guilty whea the f6!
read the charge agalwt them-that
of engaging in the buslaes of mutt
dealer without pay1 the proper iz
Every oae demanded aa e?lair
trial which were set fer Saturda
Monday. Tuesday a4 av
n-xt. Attorneys n U i f
Harry Tom King represant tba Jo
Hy of the prisoners.
''... iino- am the oa wU"
wra wnn. ih amtsakaef Tu3 1
day moralag alt of jhom were al;
lowed bona ih i
m oae lastaaee.
B K Bruo
fleorw WilUe Ores.
J. F. ALEXANDER
CAME TO AllILRXE JAMAnY
AST) E.VOAUKD IX IIKUO
. Secretary of Slate Robert Wnslng v.m not connected hy Iawboii In his t( t'meny before the House Uules
i nmmlttce. at Wushinctnn Alonday but Mr r wson agttn nmnUoncd the name of Secretary Tumulty Baying that
;v'I!r!c0 of hp Whuf House corresponUentK was' the go-between for Secretary Tumulty and others accord-
ing to his .nformatloii Lnwson said the cbtiit ofneer whom he wns told knew of the leak was Secretary Mc-
Adoo the banker H IMlney Flsko anJ'lhr qenntor he knew as O
' Tired of Violations.
toed people of Abilene for
hae been writhing under tho
i.m at upon the city by iw'
t his was a batid town fo
a ng and other minor crimes
. 'fiat the people of this ctt
-i d tne Juste? of the rlim df
d nttor much. Abilene hai
V had w-ay for some time bat
u .iucs to placing the bhunt
mN Itidlvlduil or set of la-
. - tat l .11 liaposr. Me thlrg
t'i is that iui man and no set
cre reeponslble for condi
h. intolerable aituatkai. life
" I boy's dog. Just cart ol
J U wes A "eJapti co-era
iffiiajt tao Ut-.vlas Dju4li-
t.vora! rlfhtoou force got
h tho same t'me. at least twr
i uKknowB to each other aad
hA i happened.
How It Was Dune.
f J T ldsaa 1'aWwl State
Agent T. J. Adams of Abs
t tant Chief of loltee FraaJ
l. taty U 8 Mrrahal Baylo
' rd of Abilene two secret ser-
. ri brought in fr the aeraiB
1 fund raised auv.MiK eltitea
s 'fitf who had grswa trd o
1 o aad a or to othw
- . . nt-ibutt to ihe great ruir
Ueded iilnoteen aegroe lnt-
ff he law on chargta of ser-
pertance "n bont Christ m. Twr
it. mnorted to bay th wUto
. t Kft the evidence. Mr war
.-d them Uy Ike aharUfa d
nt and thiags nooa Bt aadei
terribly easy to get th-
. aeeordlnB to tk row. w
a III not appear in thwe cot-
i ause they want to rental a la
k so as nat to impair their
' v It waa no trtaaWe at all
wtiiskey anywhere n AWleae
fwm Ona of tb mmi wag-
i.. 1o.-al officers tkat a wnA
pm within thirty mhmtee The
rrrduloua and told him t
a . the officer stood at a w'a
the Federal Building the de-
lked acros the street to the
ff Pine and North Third ac
a negro saok a few words
..tt before la astonished eye
officers and st three o'clock
afterKooa. ti negro accept-
' the tHjoze and yaaaed Tivar thr
' ilh as little apiarHt conee
o id display in selling a tooth-
Highl oa a hHi street corofr1
gro town as that eeetlea ia
1 t bv negroea la called it wa
t. buy booze the offtcer dp
la fact tho bootlgr fa
i. other for trying to take away
f .stoaiera as the detectives In
t - would not buy more than
f tvm tb arne negro tirefefrlu
' erldeace agaiaat other uegroe
if the officers who remained
h r Ri'tae weeks gataeviag eideat'
ui i to a reporter that it got to the
" ' where the bootleger -wmW
r " p the gtraet to mm. Mm wkaa
rted for negro town tor we
- of beadlag off any pojs!bl
t t hla natroaage. Tbfct afficer
je worked ia maay pla ie
tJ bat never have I aaea
i luBs nrnvnlliiJ IA Vtwr HEK1
it wa warsa tha the ftaw-
Mb MiKm MR m.H
.. -. . . . .
uy iossoatea aTotsr -m
LOKDOS Jan. 16 The Russo- Uu-
manlan defense en the south lino lu
northern liumanla now consisted of
heavy counter attacks.
They have penetrated the Garman
llnoe at one point in the Moldavian
mountains. Merlin reports today and
also along' tho Sereth river line hut
in bqth case were forced out.
AUSTRIAN ST1U3IEK IS
Sl'XKj ia LIVES 14) ST
By The Associated Proaa.
LONDON. Jan. IS Tho Blnklng of
tho Austrian pasceager steamship Za-
greb b a submarine In the Adriatic
Jan. 14 with the loss of 2G live Is re-
ported in a telegram from Vienna in
Amsterdam a forwarded la a Renter
dispatch. The Zagreb is reported to
have been torpedoed without earn-
ing off the coast of Central Ool-tnatla.
6. 0. P. TRYING
By The Associated Pres3.
NEW Y6RK. Jan. 16 Members of
tha Republican National Committee
appointed to consolidate all the ele-
ments of the party opposed to the
Democrats met here today.
GERMANY IS ASKED
WHETHER TRUE SHE
15 1lc Hiochued I'rcs.
WWILT Jta. lt-Thorn-a
V. !.sttnn the l)Qtun finan-
cier lestifyftnr'todaj again. In the
Iwife" fnejUeaUon on cros-o.-f.minr.tlon
saldtl'at his impression
as uVtsIitri jestcrday that t'halr-
naa Hrnrj mentioned Secretary
HcAitPu In cehncct.on Willi the
-le:tkt' wan crroucotis.
That Informallon he said came
frora another sonrcc. SecrtarT
4IiilaotSPcrctary Tumulty 'I'nnl-
Warburg of the- Federal ltccrro "i
noard r.nl others nipntlonril hy
Larson yesterday all are denying
nnj knowlcdcc of the "leak" and
were waiting today for an oppor-
tunity to testify.
In the meantime the InvegUgn.
Hon toid a new turn on motion of
Rcpreifntathe Harriinn. Ucmo.
crat the Rule Committee sub.
pecnaed J. P. Monran. J. S. Bnchc
Henry Dnvtdftou Frank Vnndcrllii
Arthur Ltpper nnd Sol "iVetler bk
Rcpnsrntf4Ive Harrison did pot
explain why he asked for these
BetuIHmr hK conference with
RepreenteUte Hcary at Washing
ten. law-iwn hulds lnless jour
chairman sfd what I ay he said
I am pulltj ef foul perjury and un-
fit to be outside prlvm ImrV
l4wsan tesllfed that 3Ir. Rnth
Vlronntl told htm thct IV. IV.
Price a iv Bhlilestaii aewspaper
correspondent rcclrcd ?"i0fl0 for
acting ns n "go-ljctwcen" and that
Jecretarv Tuwnlty rtcelred a larjr-
Tatwsou said that dnrlup the con-
ference Hcnrj told him Lansln?
lirnt fenr conversations with Bar-
nard Ramch; that he had heard
that Count toii Bernstorff the
Herman ambassador had made
S2.to0000 aid that he had the
substance of one conversation be-
tweeit Lansing and Raruch
l.r.Mson testified that la 'Xew
Tort rchlbald White a hanker
boasted to hint that he controlled
WARHURO lXI0rP TO TALK-
Rr The ssoeInted Pre&.
WSIIIOTX. Jan. 18. -ltul
Warhunt tsday declared that he
knew nothing about tha leak
aad added that hn rras .jtivion
to testlfj before the House rules
..... . . i
Special to .The Reporter.
SA ASGKL0 Tex Jb. 16.-1:80
P. 3f. -At optnlag of court la the
Spannell case here this morning de-
fense walTed for postponment of the
case until Wednesday morning pead.
Ing arrhal of three very Important
witnesses from Upine. Defense claim-
ed that wire communications with the
sheriff of Brewster county claimed
that witnesses had left there this
morning and would arrive here tliU
aftemooii. The defense Included In
the walre a. motion that court proceed
with examination of veniremen so as
to bo in readiness for trial tomorrow
The also asked for the prhllege
of asking for a continuance should
the witnesses fall to arrive. It was
Out of peTcnty-two veniremen call-
ed only forty qualified for serTlng oa
the Jury. Thlrty-two were exempt
hut fcercral were excused on account
of sickness In the family. Keea ia-
terest was manifested
Kxamlnattun of veniremen was wit.
nessed by packed court room. Only
three Jurors had beca selected when
court recessed at aooa nour.
C. S Renlck farmer married with
two children was the first Juror se-
lected. Ira L. Cain local automobile
and Insurance agent and Dennis
Hayes Cbrlstoval merchant were the
other two selected.
Spannell sat near his father during
the Biornleff and aelther of them
showed aay emotion They both list-
ened with evident interest to the ex.
Colonel John Holland father of Srs
Chrystal Holland SpaaatU sat w!h
the state attorneys frequently con-
ferring with them. He was restless
and changed location ef seat several
Disagreeable wUt fell here daring
the morning. Every one catering the
court roost again this morning was
searched aad soldier witnesses were
WAS 83 YEARS OLD
Formal Inauguration Oc-
curs at Austin; Says
Prosperity Depends On
Condition of Labor and
Ftmcial WUI Re Held Wednesday Af.
tccnoon at 200 O'clock From HN
Late Residence nt Sixth nnd
Tho announcement of the death of
J. P Alexander which occurred Tuos-
day morning Jan. 16th. 1017. at 2:35
o'clock brought sorrow to hundreds
of friends of tho deceased and the
many friends of the family in Abilene.
Death was caused by pneumonia
J. F. Alexander was born In Mur-
ray county middle Tennessee on the
31st day of October 1833. He was
married to Miss Elizabeth Minor Me
Letnore of Williamson county mid-
dle Tennessee on tho 28th day of Sept.
lSf.5 Of thin union there were three
children born all of whom survive.
and wero at the bedside of their
father when death came" Dr. J. M
Alexander. Mrs. J. A. Lnwler and Dr
S. M. Alexander. The deceased moved
with his family to Abilene lu January
1890 and engiged in the drug busi-
ness. He was a mombor for many
yearn of the Presbyterian church and
tho funeral services which will be held
Wednesday afternoon nt 2:00 o'clock
at his Into residence. Sixth and Mul-
berry streets will be conductcr" by
Dr. T. S. Knox pastor of the Pres-
byterian church of Abilene. Mrs
Alexander died Aug. 22. 1S92
During his active business life J.
P Alexander was a man of grc0 en
ergj and accumulated conslrtrnole
nronertv. lie made ana holu inonv
ho was not in ousiness. out tooa aa
Interest in the rffalrs of the city
county slate and nation A good man
has passed on to his reward. Sin-
cere sympathy is extended to ba be-
reaved relatives and frten'a
.. - RATHER BIJRKAH . t Vr ttet s.
AITnini nuiTO l N 'PlTlVIX'iIr U A. Rale of 11 Paso tor tfce de.
OOTD PLOMATSJ ?Cr-rir !rE" rv&l-Sflitis&S:
J UU I Ull LU.Ull I u nA Wednesday unsettled with snow ' thp exoUtIo of venire.
?ana conunuea ooio. -
I For West Texas Tonight and Wed- B
and continued cold.
For West Texas Tonight and Wed-
By The Associated Press. neiy snow m norm ram or snow
WASHINUTON. Jan. 16. Inquiry TI.;"- qw wiueu cow
t ' stated oa good aataority that
fjiig aeM Ttm 4ay aa4 BK8t I i4adey C. . .
J town and that tbta eUdeac- State tl Files.
be placed before the state au
" nteafor aetioa.
gathering evident tne dtUvs
i.td would often be appMaoheJ
J thB 8aws Btro Thiy WOuld HU
a oo that they wanted ee other
e d of hooie and entlo the aw-
h state filed eslits i ft
!t!L iiumI ulaa cf ltilitlns
Hteara to MOMWU tarrtty
n't... MtttxiTuai or silq ..-. -
B lW- !-... II1 I ' ' --"
(Coailsued on pas -
was sddreasad to aeraiaay yesterday
If the State Department aa to the
truth ef press report that German
anthwitio bad asked all neutral dip
lomats to leave Uueharast Roumaata
and twwvWoJ of that purposa a spe-
Official information la desired so
Aawriaaa Minister Voplca eaa be au
thorued to depart if necessary. So
'.Hstruotioas have been sent him since
he was ordered at the time of the fall
of Bueharoit to remain la Roamaaia
It cannot be understood why Germany
wtahea to send alt tha forga diplo-
Imati aarpa oat of Rouwaala. Dipjo-
aiaoy otters mu preceaeni ior uo
a rutt a Germany's.
rVWTOamt i l
I r . . .
. as a
. 28 St
. a 86
. s m
. s at
. U U
Mdst ti neon ii
Sunrise 4; saasel 5: IS.
94M (melwd sleet aad snow.
By The Associated Pre.
Ms PASO Tax Jaa. I. Refugee
arriving from Chihuahua Qity report
that Villa baa captured Santa YahM
defeating lt$es CarraneJetaa
Presiden Jesae p Sewelt of Ablleno
Chrlstala College has returned from
Austin where he went as secretary of
the Association of Colleges and Univer-
sities to forward the Interests of the
educational program Whkh It is plan-
ned to put through the Legislature
at this session.
President Soweli feels confident that
the provision granting the junior col-
leges of the state the authority to is
sue four-year teacnera- ceruncaies
will be acted upon favorably in both
the Senate and the House.
The bill has already been reported
favorably out of tha Senate and the
House la pot expected to oppose the.
measure. It is near tne top ot tne
calendar being Number 42. and prompt
action Is looked for according to Pres-
ident Sewell. i
"The educational program Is broad
in its sope. said President Sewell
"We are very optimistic that a large
part of the legislation asaed for win
be passed The junior college bill
we expect to be passed provided it
Is not sidetracked as there ta sueh a
great amount of legislation to come
up later on
The prohibition fight is becoming
very warm at Austin. It seems that
the submission amendment will pass
tho House without any trouble but
will lose tn the Senate one vote."
President Sewell returned to Abilene
ty xajr of. Winters ncfaera Jae caadua.
ted the funeral of Dr. J. A. Allred Sun-
There are. several new students at
tha AbRene Christian College. Presi
dent Sewell said Tuesday.
TO PUT OUT FIRES
IF DEMANDS NOT MET
By The Associated Press.
CHIGAGO 111. Jan. 1. Janitors
of 1844 flat bultdlnga are uudor un-
ion orders today to gut out farnasf
fire If tha wag demands are not
By Tho Associated Press.
AUSTIN Tex.. Jan. 1C With hta
right hand on the historic old Bible
which has served on similar occas-
ions since the days of Sam Houston
Governor James E; Ferguson at noon
today was inaugurated as chief exe-
cutive of Texas for his second term.
Tho oath was administered by Chief
Justice Xelsop Phillips of the state
supremo court at a Joint session of
both branches of the legislature.
Lieutenant Governor W. P. Hohbv
also was inaugurated for hts second
The Inaugural ball tonight wltl mark
the Conclusion of the day's events
Many people from various parts of
the stato who witnessed tho inaugur-
ation ceremonies today will attend.
After administering tho oath of of-
fice Gov. Ferguson was presented by
President pro tem Henderson of tho
senate and delivered a brief Inaugural
address. Lieut Governor Hobby then
followed with a short address conclud-
ing the formal ceremonies.
On the speakers' stand besides the
governor and lieutenant governor
were judges of the supreme court tho
court of criminal appeals and of civil
appeals state officials and others.
Arrangements for the tnaugurut
event were made by a cominlt'.ic- com-
posed of Represcntattvo Woods dark
Canales Nolll and Mlllor and Henetcr
Woodward and Gibson.
It was on a Sunday morning in 191 1
whllo hla wife was trying on n new
hat preparatory to going to church
that James Edward (Jim) Forguacn
of Temple decided to seek tho govern-
orship of Texan.
W$th hlo usual dotermlnatVsn ho
went about the task of getting himself
elected to the office. He waa unknown
outside Bell county and ho never had
held political office hut at the onsu-
Inp primary running aa a democrat
a business man and an anll-prolilbl-UonUt
hoontho nomination from
'CoTTTd'm B-tfl one of the most'popu-
lar and likable democrat" in the state
by 46000 votes. Nomination wa? nil-
valent to election.
Tuls rear he was re-otected gov-
ernor declaring he would stick: to Ms
antl-prohftltlon policies. Now It U
reported he has his eye. on a place In
tho United States Senate. Ho believes
In predestination too.
Governor Ferguson la a self-mada
man. He was horn In Bell county
August 30. 1S71 the son of a MethodM
minister and Confederate soldier H
attended district school until he was
sixteen when he set out to make hla
Ho went west. He tolled In the
vineyards and grain fields of Califor-
nia labored as roust-about In a barbed
wire factory in .San Francisco strug-
gled as a lumber jack In Washington
became a teamster and later tolled n3
a helper to placer mines In Nevada
Then he came back to Texas and for
two or three years was a member of a
railroad bridge gang.
About this tlmo ha decided to study
law. He returned to his Bell count
home and farmed while he studied
When he was admitted to the bar he
practiced In Betton and Temple with
One day a friend pointed out to him
the poss'bllities of the banking busi
ness In Bell county. He promptly or
ganized tho Temple State Bank. He
soon was firmly established In the bus
iness world and ultimately reached
the conclusion to enter the political
world which startled Mrs Ferguson
one Sunday morning In 1914
In his Inaugural address. Governor
Ferguson said that prosperity must
depend on the condition of labor and
"Every legitimate effort which tends
to lighten the burdens of Industry
and create a new Ufa therein should rec
eive our support" be said.
i.. . i i a . ii
REJOICES U. S.
TROOPS BE RECAllED
By The Associated Press.
MEXICO CITY" Jan. 18 The rec-
ommendation of the American mem-
bers of the Mexican-American joint
commission which waa dissolved last
night that General Pershing be with-
drawn front Mexico waa received here
with great rejoicing.
General Murgula will occupy tha
American positions to prevent Villa
from gaining asy advantage.
- 'I '"" i m 'i
t&WITZSKLASJf IS TO
MOBILIZE l'AKT Of JLKK1
By The Associated Pre
BERNE Switzerland Jan. lft. Th
Federal oouseJl today detldad ta er4tr
tne taohttlsaUea Jaauary H ef ta o
oal DivMoa and part tkt VtoH
aad Fifth amy rWM.
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