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TWO /HE CORSICANA SEMI-WEEKLY LIGHT, CORSICANA, TEXAS, TUESDAY, MAY 20, 1930. - *• ove: vored AUSTIN, May 17. Senator Thomas B. Love of Dallas today won his right to have his name placed on the democratic primary ballots as a candidate for governor, the supreme court granting his application for mandamus to compel the state democratic executive < jmmittce to give him a place on the ballots. At the same time, the court reversed tho district court and court of civil appeals and dismissed the case styled J. W. Nicholson vs. Edgar Scurry from Wichita county, cotesting the right of the county democratic executive committee to oust Nicholson and 12 others from membership on the committee because they bolted the domocrtic presidential nominees in 1928. Holdings in Nicholson Case. In the .Nicholson case the supreme court held that the district court should have sustained the general demurrer of the executive committe to tho petition of Nicholson. It also held the court of civil appeals for the second district erred in not sustaining the general demurrer. The opinion stated that Nichol- eon had no justifiable cause lor action. Nicholson was a member of the committee and chairman of Precinct 17. He was barred by the committee on Sept, 4, 1928, when he refused to take the pledge to support the party's presidential nominees. ' He was granted a temporary injunction in the district court at 'Wichita Falls restraining the committee fro#i executing the resolution to bar him. This judgment •was reveised by the court of civil 'appeals, which held the committee .had the right to bar members who refused to take the prescribed • pledge. " ; Both courts erred, according to ..the opinion, in not dismissing the ' :case. The opinion in the Love case ; was written by Associate Justice '.Thomas B. Greenwood and was a •Jengthy one, covering more than legal size pages. The state executive committee was 'specifically commanded "to desist iand refrain from enforcing" resolutions adopted at Austin February •1, barring as candidates for state office persons who failed to sup;port the 1928 presidential nominees, Possesses Qualifications . The court held that Love "possesses all qualifications specified in j 'the constitution and statutes for ''one to hold the office of governor," .' "He has for many years been a irnember of the democratic party 'and active in his affiliations therewith, holding important office in ^democratic state and national nd- ;:mimstrations," the opinion stated. : '"At this time he holds the office of '.state senator as a nominee of tho 'democratic party. He has voted for all -nominees of the democratic /party for all offices at every election sincq he became a voter in 1892, except that he voted for the , republican nominee for povornor in .Texas in 3024 and for the republican presidential electors in 1928. Relator not only voted for the republican presidential electors in, 1928 but actively participated in tho "1928 campaign In defeat the dcmo- 'craic presidential doctors," UphriJd*} Now I^iHV In upholding Love's right to a ,;}lace on the ballots, the court up"field the constitutionality of n law • passed at the fifth called session of the legislature at Love's instance, 'giving original jurisdiction in such cases to courts of civil appeals or the supreme court. Attorneys for the state, executive committee had | moved to dismiss Love's suit on grounds the bill was void. Discussing constitutionality tho law, the cV-irt said: "This court has heretofore laid down certain limitations on the power of the legislature to specify classes of cases which may bo brought within the court's, original jurisdiction. One is that the right to the duty required to be performed by mandamus shall not be 'dependent upon the determination of any douV.lful question of fact.' Another limitation is that the writ of quo warranto or mandamus be a proper or necessary process for enforcement of the right asserted. A third is that there must be some strong and special reason for the exercise of this extraordinary original jurisdiction by a court . designed primarily as the court for the correction by appellate review of errors of inferior courts in determining questions of law. In this connection, the court found no objection to the legislature requiring it to exercise original jurisdiction by mandamus, where the proceeding 'involves questions which arc of general public interest and call for a speedy determination'." "Within Limitations Declaring the statute "comes within every one of these limitations," the opinion continued: "Before one can be entitled to a mandamus from this court under the statute he must establish his case on controverted facts. When the uncontradicted facts show that a realtor has the right to exact performance by functionaries of duties imposed on them by law, his appropriate remedy is the writ of mandamus. No questions could arise of wider public interest or of graver importance to the state than those involving abridgement of rights of citizens to participate ia government through the selection of those who may become public officials by means of party nominations. A speedy, final determination of such questions Is at times possible only through the exercise of jurisdiction elsewhere than in the district court." •. — Love is Pleased. DALLAS, May 17.—(XP)—Inform- ed by the Associated Press his right to have his name printed on the democratic primary ballot had been sustained by the state supreme court, Senator Thomas B. Love said: "It is a very far reaching decision. The best thing about it, so far, is it sustains the constitutionality of the act permitting candidates to go to direct to the supreme court for writs of mandamus." Senator Love was reached in his law office in Dallas. He obviously was well pleased at the decision but withheld further comment until he had an opportunity to further into the decision than the first Associated Press bulletin read to him. No Surprise to Moody. AUSTIN, May 17.—(/P)— Action of tho supreme court in mandamus- ing tho state Democratic executive committee to place the name of Senator Thomas B. Love of Dallas on the 1930 primary ballots was no surprise to Gov, Moody he said today. "The decision was no more than I oxpcctid," he said. He said the placing of Love's name on the ballots would not In- Le.rfcrc with his "plans." He refused to say what his plans were but it, in generally understood he will be a candidate for a third term. With an ordinance passed unanimously for its first rending before the Frost, city council ordering the • widening of Onritty strrot, the main business thorough faro to a width of eighty feet, owners of business property in t!u- storm stricken town wore anxiously waiting for the completion of plans for, new structures and the determining nf tho new property lino. The extra width will bo taken off the west .side of iho street according to present plans; n mooting of property owners and members of the council was he-Id Friday jiighl to discuss the inatu-r nnd to determine 1 whf.-thor thn land could ho secured by pt.iiTha.se or whether a board of condemnation would bo nondod, A number of business houses will be started as soon ;vs tho new line is determined. M«ny nf them have their plans com pie. tod, and others are in process of making; among thorn arc the Citizens Slate Bank, First National Hank, T. F. Bon- neU Dry Goods company, \V. A. Ross Filling Station and thn Dick i Gaines group of three buildings. Meanwhile, scores of workmen arc engaged in repairing and rebuilding houses in all parts of the residence) sc-ction. Others are engaged jn sorting building materials salvaged from the business section, ^preparatory to rebuilding. / Sound picturea of the town of ;3Frost, the rievant at-'-d areas, and -•^rehabilitation work wore made •'Saturday by a I'ulii-: firm. n Is he taken. Those who started their treatment early lust week urc now due for the second installment. Over 425 hnvo started taking Ihn Hcrxims, and others arc being given dully at the clinic nt Frost. Keihu-ed Freight Rates John C. Keck of Fd'ost received a telegram Friday from J. C. Winfield, assistant traffic manager of (he Cotton Beit route, which stated that a reduced rate of one-hal? on shipments of building materials, farm implements and seed consigned to Frost. The railroads and express company will continue the frcn handling of materials consigned to (he American Red Cross. The sper.iitl rate was secured following a conference between city and rail officials Wednesday. Snmo days ago it was stated that a contribution had been received from Jjorraine, Ohio, to tho relief I'und, but Frost, officials said Friday thai tho donor was a Texas l«wn, and the gift was a check for ;' Congi I'^.-ruMi J.ir >;(•! A,- Johnson ,!haa rL-fjUL^K-'l I:- <1 ('«,. .- i»ffjcj;ilH ••to SCCUffc a (finnM-tr- MriU-m'-m of ' > • ..the agriculini.-'. It..-.-*-;- MI the stnrk- • cn area, ami J:.'':-- nvlu M»'<! ho \vili •attempt to H'f'^nc !>,>• t-xiDiiMnn nf : recent agnr;iiv.nn; nln* irgj.- hnion '.to Texas art-i-p. Albert Kvan^. due nor nf t he- Texas ton; a do arc-;: : : ' ;ii <-d {Saturday that the con.j>:i'M r',:rr<:rnc-nf asked by the cor.^rf-: -:;...), v.v.ukl probnbiy be avails Mo t>.- .M^rvl-iy. Couny Agent Calvin I J ir ••• v.-;i visiting the- last of the farn.-= in the Tsavarro county sector !;i. Dr. Dun IJ. Humill tefturd an urgrnt iv<jup.fct baturduy to all persons \\-ho h«-d taken their first innoculatlnn against typhoid fever to return fur tlir .second t)-i-;itrne::i He pointer: nut that n ti}jii,'Jr? dose «f th" ami-toxin wouM not irmnirtj/p nirninst the jtli Ijirfcje must Preliminary Survey Complete Kdwanl S. Transue, area director for Navarro county with head- (jimrirrri ;it Frost, announced late Friday that the preliminary survey of the entire stricken area had been completed, and a total of 206 cases lisu-d. Case workers will start their work in earnest early Monday, beginning their operations In the Hackberry and McCorcl communities. A third worker will started work inside the corporate limits of Frost. The director reported that a majority of the farmers were on their I arms in temporary shelters, ridding their fields of debris, repairing barns and stockpcns where possible, and preparing to replant where necospary as soon as po&- siblo. He complimented the spirit of the storm sufferers highly. Mr. Transue estimated his preliminary purvey that, approximately l.OOo acres or about fifty per cr-nt of tho Rtric-ken area would h.-iVf; to IJG replanted. Work on the individual cases will bo rushod tn completion, with pre- feicr.t.c. being riven to farm sufferers in order that they may be- Kin work on their crops again.' JH-babilit.'itlon I'nder Way H/-h;ibilit,*iitlon efforts of' the Arn-ric-in Hod Cross are now well ur.'lor way v.-i'h experienced relief v.'nk-1-s in chaiRe of each of the .•iren« in ihf- Central Texas tornado '••"•t' r. A)! of the work is under <r.r- Mij. ( -rvision of Albert Evans, :i: : M;;T;,nt naii'mai director nf dis- ;. v-r n.-lir-f, with MUi, Kathrvn R ' . «i _ . » : i < if i * CM.. i-:. dijT-Clr.; I Miss Lulu iis FUj)f-1 visor of case "work, 1 '';!)KT, ac.'rnuw'ant, all hnvf. IK a-jqtiarlei^ j n tlv ".;'• '.:. in" r nf commprre. CONGRESS LEADERS SLY LOOKING TOWARD ADJOURNING # AFTER TARIFF CRISIS IS PASSED TWO MORE STUMBLING BLOCKS TO APPEAR the the scs- im- Bv FRANCIS M. STKPHBNSON Associated Tress Staff Writer WASHINGTON, May 17.—(/P)— With the crisis in the tariff struggle expected next week, congressional leaders are restlessly looking toward an early adjustment of this session. The London treaty, the tariff and the rivers and harbors bills are the stumbling blocks'in the way of the adjournment, and there is talk in some administration circles of winding things up immediately— except for the treaty. The situation hinges on the tariff. That contest depends on. the decision of the senate on the resolution of Senator Smoot, republican .Utah, asking that senate conferees on the tariff be released from their promise not to recede from the senate coalition amendments for the export debenture and the legislative flexible provision. If the tariff can be disposed of next week, some leaders favor immediate adjournment, sending the rivers and harbors bill over to December session and leaving treaty contest for a special sion of the senate to be called mediately. Long Debate Ahead Th alternative program, calling for a session lasting until all three propositions are finally settled, means at least another month of debate. Democratic leaders who are preparing to wage a finish fight for their flexible provision in the tariff bill do not look for an adjournment within a month. While a contest is certain against the London naval treaty on the basis of the- first week of hearings which developed opposition to it from the high command in the navy, its advocates are confident of prompt ratification. It is conceded that there is no hope of defeating ratification. The opposition to the pact is now centering its attention on reservations. Chairman Hale of the naval committee and Senator Johnson, republican, California, of the foreign relations committee, are regarded as the likely sponsors of reservations. They have led in the examination of witnesses before their committees on the pact. Count "on Borah But the treaty • advocates are counting heavily on the prospective support of Chairman Borah of the well as on Senators Robinson of Arkansas, the democratic leader, and Senator Reed, republican, of Pennsylvania, two outstanding debaters and both members of the American delegation to London. The treaty_ hearings are expected to run for another week at least. They have developed opposition so far from Rear Admiral Hilary P. Jones, one of the naval advisers at London, and Rear Admiral Mark L. Bristol, chairman of the general board of the navy, on the ground that the treaty forces America to accept more six inch gun cruisers than she needs at the expense of eight inch ships. Tariff Crisis on Monday The long tariff struggle will come to the senate on Monday when Senator Smoot presses his resolution. If the senate permits a free hand in negotiations with the house, an early solution of the difficulties over the export debenture and flexible provisions is in sight. If the senate refuses a free hand, administration leader* say the bill is dead. The rivers and harbors bill Is involved In the bitter controversy over the house provision for fed- era] acquisition of the Erie canal in New York state, I n a final hope of working out some compromise on this dispute, Senator McNary, republican, Oregon, has appointed a sub-committee to study it. He is acting chairman, •House members are threatening to prevent an adjournment unless this bill ia enacted, but leaders are seriously considering laying it away until the December session as was done four years ago. amous Case mer Jurist two case this DALLAS, May 17. John W. Brady of Austin, Texas, form'er high court judge, was convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment today after his second trial for murder for stabbing Lehlia Highsmith, young stenographer. Brady stabbed Miss Highsmith about midnight of last Nov. 9, using a long bladed knife. He plead insanity caused by excessive indulgence in alcohol at his first trial, which ended in a hung jury. It was reported nine jurors favored a death penalty, two life imprisonment and one acquittal. The case was brought here on a change of venue. The jury took five ballots, last night after it got the at 10:55 p. m., and three morning., First Ballot 8 to 4. The first -ballot showed eight to four for conviction. The second showed seven to five for conviction, five favoring a suspended sentence. Three among Ihs seven at that time favored the death penalty. The third ballot, the first one of today, was 10 for three years in prison and two for five years. The fourth ballot was unchanged. The fifth ballot agreed on conviction with a three year sentence. When the foreman of the jury read the decision Mrs. Brady threw her arms about the defendant and both burst into sobs. "I didn't do it; I didn't do it," cried Brady. "I do not deserve that sentence. Hurried Back to Jail. Brady was hurried out of the court room and back to jail. Mrs. Brady, who has been with him through both trials and virtually continuously since Brady slew Miss Highsmith, went with him. Hughes and Monroe, defending attorneys, issued this statement; "We are not through yet. We will free him the next time." That indicated a plea for a new trial or an appeal to the higher court. For the first time since Miss Highsmith was stabbed to death, Brady denied commission of the crime in his exclamation after the jury had reported. Could Be Allowed Bated. Should an appeal be made, Brady who has been confined in jail since the night of the slaying, could be allowed his freedom under bo"hd. The courtroom was well filled, and a few spectators were standing in the doorways and aisles as the jurors took their places. A moment later Sheriff Hal Hood brought the gray haired defendant in. Mrs. Brady, who had stood by her husband throughout his confinement and his two trials, accompanied him the few steps from the jail to the courtroom. As soon as the defendant was seated Judge Charles A. Pippen asked the jury if it to report. The reply affirmative and the Kessing a three-year tonce was read. Brady Breaks Down Immediately after finding was read the defendant broke clown and wept. His wife, who had kept her arms around him during this procedure, patted him on the back and drew him still closer to her in her efforts to console him. Other rein lives, who had been with Brady during the trial, and his attorneys gathered about him and added their words of sympathy. A few minutes later the ^r ^ was ready was in the verdict as- prison scn- the jury's EMENT FO L.1TBL.H I I O OF 72 WAS VOTE DALLAS, May 16.—M*)—Retirement of bishops at the age of 72 was voted by tho quadrennial conference of the Methodist Episcopal church, South, here today. The new law will not become effective until 1934. The law provides that superintendents Hhall not remain on the effective list "longer thnn the pen- oral conference nearest his 72nd birthday," to become effective at the close of the general conference of 1934. The exact interpretation of the clause was in doubt. Some dele- pates hold that while all who had reached the ago of 72 in 1934 were automatically super-annuated, those who were within a year or two of that age might serve until the 193S conference. Others held that It affected nil bishops who would be 72 years old in or before 193(5, as being of the retirement age "nearest" the next genera] conference. Under this interpretation bishops who would be retired include: Collins Denny, Richmond, Va., present age 76; W. A. Candler, Atlanta, Oa., 73; H, M. DuBose. Nashville, Term., 72; and W. F, McMurry, Fay- otte. Mo., 66. 60-year-old man waa taken back to his prison cell to await the next move of his attorneys. After the verdict was read Judge Pippen thanked the jury for its services and the spectators for their good behavior and dismissed court. The jury's verdict read: "We, the jury, find the defendant, John W. Brady, guilty of murder without malice and assess his punishment at three years in prison." Two members of the jury told newspaper men that it "waa a hard case to decide and that we did what we thought waa right." Murder Created Sensation. The defendant was alleged to have stabbed the stenographer to death the night of Nov. 9 while thousands o't his former fellow students at the University of Texas were celebrating a homecoming. The slaying created a sensation in Austin where Brady had been respected as county attorney, assistant attorney general, attorney for the state banking department, lawyer and judge. Defense witnesses and attorneys in the first trial pictured the white-haired former jurist as a man who became insane through tho continued use of alcohol. They said liqucr had dulled his mind and had reduced him to a shell of his former self. State's attorneys ascribed the slaying to jealousy and offered witnesses who stated that Brady knew right from wrong when he killed his asserted inamorata. They said that Brady realized that he could not hold Miss Highsmith and that he was determined that no one else should- The v/oman was killed after she had been brought home bv another man. Alienists Not Called. Much of the testimony was introduced in the trial here. Alienists who testified in the first trial, however, were not called to the stand here. Mrs. Brady wag the defense's star witness. She related how her husband had changed during 'the last few years and of learning of an alleged Illicit affair between Brady and Miss Highsmith, whom she hcltied to obtain a position in the state capital. William McCraw, district attorney here, headed the prosecution in the second trial. He was assisted by Henry Brooks, youn# district attorney of Travis county, who prosecuted Brady in his first trial. ^ McCraw Pleads For Death Penalty DALLAS, May 17. — (/P)— The case of John W. Brady, former court of civil appeals judge, charged with the murder of Miss Lehlia Highsmith, court stenographer at Austin last November, today was in the hands of a jury. After seven hours of argument of attorneys, Judge C. A. Pippen sent the jurors to their room about 11 o'clock last night. He told them he was going home but would be ready to go to the courthouse anytime today or until 10 o'clock tonight to receive the verdict. District Attorney James McCraw close dhe argument with an impassioned plea for the death penalty, declarign Brady was rational when he stabbed Miss Highsmith to death, in spite of the fact he had been drinking. Defense Attorney 1 Ted Monroe objected strongly to ! McCraw's insinuations and drew the disfavor of the court, which threatened jail sentence or a fine.. Maury Hughes of Dallas closed tho defense arguments arguing that Brady was of unsound mind, induced by intoxicants, when Miss Highsmith was stabbed. He plead with'the jury to release him to "his wife, who has stood behind him." PTIST W representative as assistant. Miss Jessie Clark is area director for Ellis county with headquarters at Ennis; Miss Edith McAllister is nrea director for Hill county with headquarters at Hillsboro; Miss Henrietta Wilkins Is in chargo of the McLennan county work, with offices in Waco. Mrs. Grace Ashbaugh. field representative for Gentral Tcxas^ left Hillsboro Saturday where she was acting area director until the arrival of Mrs. McAllister. A meeting of the advisory committee of the Navarro county area was scheduled for Saturday afternoon at 6 o'clock to review recommendations on several cases. Additional meetings will probably be held every other day for several n >•"••> i i'o fount y, v.-ith i : , East Texas field Mnrlrls—Oilnrcd 9S<- and SI.50 while they lust.—City liooli Store. A rcliftioitfl pnpennt is to bo. presented In the auditorium of tho First Baptist church next Wednesday evening, May 21, at fi:00 p. m. The public is cordially invited. There will be. no charge. Tho pageant was written by Miss Alma Grace NoSlc, 617 North Twenty- fifth street, who has had several pooms nnd other litrrnry productions published in the loc.-il newspaper nnd church paper, one of which nlso copied by the, paper of tho First Baptist church oC Beaumont. The lighting effects which have been worked out for the pageant and the music which accompanies its presentation arc- reported to contribute to the worthiness of the subject and text. Program. Invocation—Rev. E. T^. Liddoll. Organ Solo—Mrs. Sidney K. Briotz. A CHURCH WORKER'S DREAM (A Pageant) By Alma Grace Noble Synopsis. A cbxirch worker, entering a new field of labor, desires to sec revealed, some of the most outstanding hindrances to service in the Lord's work. The revelation comes to him in a dream, wherein eight char- actors representing that many hindrances in the -"Ork stand bo- fore the Spirit of the Church, who gently pleads for greater service and deeper consecration. As in real life, some of the characters arc not convinced of their error immediately, but they reappear, and thr entire number make a final tan-render to thi? plea of the Spirit of tho Church. Cast of diameters. Church Worker Rev. Lewis E. Dugger Spirit of the Church • Mrs. Randolph Jackson Indifference • • . . . Mrs. John Crain Rule ....... Mrs. Elton McAlester Frivolity . . Miss George Castellaw Transient Mrs. John Crain I. Cant Mrs. J. C. Browning Radio Fan • • . Rev. Avis M. Henclricks Discouragement ...--. Miss Vevnmae. Stnno Naturr Lover . ill'. Walter Levdr Bonrrlk'Uon. Arcoinp r inNij-; Organ: Mrs. Sidney K. Brc-H?.; Violin, Mrs. Eddie Lloyd Warncll. FERENCE DALLAS, May 17.—(/P)—Political undercurrents of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, today continued to stir the quadrennial general conference hero as its tenth day opened. Added to the ' fight centering around Bishop James Cannon, Jr., of Washington, accused of gambling In stocks, was a rift In the temperance committee, headed by Josephus Daniels of North Carolina, one of the 2 laymen who signed the CannQiX'-nccusations before the Episcopacy committee. The temperance committee rift developed last night at a secret meeting of the body, at which the committee, over Daniels' objections included In its pronouncement upon prohibition a major part of the report Cannon made as chairman of the church board of tcm- pcrnnce and social service. While newspapermen lolled outside the Episcopacy committee room fruitlessly awaiting confirmation of the reported church trial of Cannon, the bishop was facing a barrage of questions from his opponents in the temperance committee. Cannon successfully answered all questions propounded him, according to an account of the meeting, and Ills chief questioner, George S. Jones of Georgia, was ruled out of order. It was voted to submit the, committee's report at today's session, but Chairman Daniels late last night said it would not be brought before the conference until Monday. Committee members could not explain why )t had been delayed. The report as submitted, will be a pronouncement upon the liquor question written by Daniels himself, phis the addition of a large part of Cannon's report of the temperance board. Thfe latter section was added on motion of A. C, Millar, former governor of Arkansas, despite Daniels' ohlections. Daniels May Not Concur. Some members expressed the belief that possibly Daniels him*" 1 if might not concur in the mni'oritv report, and would simnort thn minority report ivhich Jones ?/iid he planned to offer. The matter of Cannon'? probable trial for stock market speculation UGH CHECK nvjo if POP i rr DY S MESSAGE RUMOR CIRCULATING IN CROWD SOURCE FAMOUS "DON'T SHOOT" ORDERS DALLAS, May 16.—(XP)-A thorough check of the record of the Western Union and Postal Telegraph companies and the telephone company has failed to disclose any communication from Gov. Dan Moody to Frank Hamer, a captain of Texas Rangers, until after a mob had burned the Grayson county courthouse and suffocated a negro rapist at Sherman, Texas, last Friday, May 9, according to the military court of inquiry now sitting at Sherman under a declaration martial law. Gov. Moody gave J. Newell Johnston, editor of the Sherman Democrat and member of the Associated Press for that newspaper, permission yesterday to check the telegraph offices. Managers of the offices of both telegraph offices reported no such message was received. No Phone Calls Found. Col. Louis S. Davidson, presiding officer of ,the military court of inquiry, said today the court had checked the records of all telephone calls from Austin to Sherman and from Sherman to Austin last Friday and there was no telephone conversation between the Governor or the Adjutant General and Hamer untH after the courthouse fire when Harner telephoned the Adjutant General from Howe, Texas, to tell him what had happened. It was stated yesterday the court also had checked the telegraph records without finding such a message. The statement that such a message had been received by Hamer was carried in a news story by the Associated Press after it had been reported in many places in Sherman, throughout the mob, and after the mob had attacked the courthouse in which four Texas j Rangers headed by Hamer were trying to guard the negro. Report Held Back. Mr. Johnston said that the Associated Press news story received in Sherman never was made available to the Sherman public until after the courthouse had been burned down and therefore could not possibly have had any influence on the mob's action. When the erroneous report that Gov. Moody had instructed Hamer to protect the negro if possible but not to shoot anybody came back over the Associated Press wire to Sherman, W. J. ("Chief") White of the Sherman Democrat took the message through the mob and showed it to Hamer. Hamer said then he had not received p.ny such message and asked White to check the Western Union office and the hotel to see if there was anything for him. White did so and found_ nothing. Hamer also called R. M. Carter, district judge, and asked him to telephone Gov. Moody to see if he had sent such an order. Jud^e Carter said he placed a call but before he could complete it the courthouse was set afire and he did not talk to the governor. There was no record of the report in Sherman excepting in the hands of White, and the report was handled by the Associated Press only after it had been spread through the mob. Find Source of Message Raymond Martin, staff reporter for the Denison Herald, was the first newspaper man to report the message. He said he heard it In a drugstore from a woman who reported her husband saw the message from Moody. He did not know the woman but was told she was the wife of a deputy sheriff. Martin said he telephoned the information to his office as merely a rumor, Harmon C. Shelby, news editor of the Denison Herald, said he did not understand the report was merely a rumor and that he relayed the information to the Associated Press. The Associated Press then handled the matter as straight news from a previously entirely accurate source, the mob attack even then being at its height. The man alleged to have started the rumor is in jail at Sherman. The woman from whom Martin obtained his misinformation was not the wife of a deputy sheriff and said she got her information from a man other than her husband. The court of inquiry said it had found one other woman who obtained the same rumor from that man. He was arrested and has been in jail since last Tuesday night, although the military court of Inquiry says he has denied all knowledge of the rumor. The Associated Press is glad to make this statement of facts and correction. Approaching Nuptials Announced At Pretty Wortham Card Party WORTHAM, May 19.—(SPL).— An affair of beautiful appointment Friday afternoon was the two tables of bridge, given by Mrs. J. W. Lindly, for the announcement of her daughter's engagement, Miss Ida Louise Lindly, to William Gillespie of Cooledge, Mrs, Lindly's guest list included, besides the honoree, Misses Natalie Bounds, Laura Bounds, Edna Bounds, Adlyne Bounds, Margaret Stubbs, Mayrae Weaver, Audrey Posy, Athene Fosey, Gladys Lee, Dorothy Plunkitt, Pauline Shivers, Lois Sanders of Cooledge, Mary Maud Weaver of Mexia. Mamames Dick Lindly, Jodio Lindly, John David Burleson, Hunter Wise Olney. Green and white was the color scheme In decorations of spring flowers, carried out in table decorations, and in the salad and Ice course. On scrolls given with the cut prizes, which went to Mrs. J. D, Burleson, and Misses Gladys Lee, Paline Shivers and Dorcthy Plunkitt, was found the announcement: "June 4h, at 3 o'clock, Methodist Protestant church." Miss Lindly named in her bridal pary the following: Mrs. Dick Lindly as matron of honor; Miss Natalie Bounds, maid of honor; Evora Wofford of Cooledge, and Laura Bell Bounds, bridesmaids, Howard Driver and Fred W. Williams of Coolcdge, ushers; Wllli- ford GHlespio of Cooledge, best man; Dick Lindly, brother of the bride. Adalyne Bounds will play the wedding music and Mrs. John Munroe will sing. The officiating minister will be the grandfather of the bride, the Rev. I. R. Darwood of Eureka. ^ Corsicana Girl Weds Emhouse Man Saturday Evening Miss Florine Estelle McAfee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. R. McAfee, 1031 North Beaton street, and Haskeil Gray, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gray of Emhouse, were united in marriage on Saturday evening, May 10 at the parsonage of the Methodist church of Emhouse, with the pastor Rev. Bell officiating. The happy couple, accompanied by Miss Elizabeth Tinkle and Charles Derd-en of Emhouse had planned to go to Fort Worth to be married but on account of the high waters were unable to make the trip, so were married in Emhouse, where they are residing temporarily with the groom's parents. The marriage came as a surprise to their many friends, but not to the members of the immediate families. Best wishes and hearty congratulations are extended the bride and groom by their many friends and loved ones. Mrs, C. E. Allen is complimenting the bride on Wednesday with a miscellaneous shower at her home, 1421 West First avenue. THREE ADDITIONAL WILL finding the to and 147 Nashville, the mis- DALLAS, May 17.—(#*)—Approving the action of the committee on Episcopacy, the quadrennial general conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, today voted for the election of three additions to the College of Bishops, bring the total number to sixteen. The bishops will be elected by secret ballot some time next week, It was said, but no day -was set for the vote. Although there was serious opposition—one test vote conference divided 251 against—the final vote of approval carried by nearly unanimous vote. Principal opponents of the additions said that it would add needless expense to the church. Dr. A. J. Lamar of Nashville, leader of the minority movement, estimated that salaries and expenses alone would amount to 53,000 each for the three. The bishops salary is $6,000. Dr. O. E. Goddard of one of the leaders of sionary movement, won much applause with the statement that the three prelates would represent a quadrennial expenditure of $100,000 which could be used to- better purpose in the mission fields. Dr. Goddard spoke with some authority as he was a candidate for bishop in 1922, and his name was withdrawn at his own request while he was leading the field. Complicated Machinery. A complicated machinery is set up for their election. Nominations must be made to the Episcopacy committee by conference delegates. Many leading churchmen are always placed in nomination. Then every delegate, writing out his vote, may vote for three. Tellers are appointed to collect the ballots. Dr. F. P. Culver, chairman of the committee on Episcopacy, said that some definite action in the case of Bishop James Cannon, Jr., charged with stock market speculation, would be reported to the floor of the conference Monday, confirming previous reports to that effect. It could not be learned whether action had already been taken, but the committee will meet again tonight, presumably to prepare its resolution for submission to the conference. COURTHOUSE NEWS. IX KILLE UNION, W. Va., May 17. Six persons, two workmen, a youth and three children, were killed today by an explosion of dynamite at a rock quarry near here. Six cars of dynamite in a blacksmith shop, used for road construction work on the Seneca trail exploded. The two workmen, Paul Shires of Union and Oscar Johnson, Jack Mills, kore in the shop. Their bodies were blown into fragments. The bodies of three children of Mrs. Bella Wiseman, & widow living near the quarry were found near the building 1 . A son of Frank Weile, of Salt Sulphur Springs, employed as a waterboy, was the other victim. Mexia Chamber of Commerce Banquet MEXIA, May 19.—(SPL).—Plans have been completed for the annual banquet of the Mexia chamber of commerce, to be given next 'Thursday night. Ben S. Smith, president, will preside and deliver the principal address. Directors will be elected for the coming year by ballot. Mr. Smith will report rapid progress in dairy development as result of the chamber's activities. OPEN HEADQUARTERS. FORT WORTH, May 17.—(/P)— Campaign headquarters for State Senator Clint C. Small of Wellington, Democratic candidate for governor, were established here today. L.ce Satterwhite of Odessa, speaker of the house during the thirty- ninth legislature, will be in charge of th hadquartrs office. District Court. The grand jury will resume its work Monday morning. Hawking Scarborough, judge of the Thirteenth Judicial district court, stated Saturday that he had appointed Fred Upchurch and Cleo G. Miller, local attorneys, to represent T. N. Franks, formerly guard at the Navarro county farm who is charged by indictment with murder in connection with the fatal shooting of Ralph B. Graf, aged 20, Tipton, Indiana, when the youth is alleged to have leaped from a county farm truck, attempting to escape. Graf was on the county farm working out a fine fo r the alleged unlawful riding of a train. The trial of Franks is scheduled to be taken up in the district court next Friday. A special venire of prospective jurors has been summoned. District Clerk's Office. The following- case was filed: Carlos E. Moore vs. A. M.Moore et als, partition. Trustee's Dcod. Charles L. Knobs, trustee, for Daniel H. -Bell, et ux. to Lester W. Hall, 146.3 acres N. H. Harris and Jtfcoh Albracket surveys, $80 and other considerations. was held in abeyance pending another meeting of the Episcopacy committee tonight, at which definite action was expected, followed by the first public announcement on the status of the accusations. Two sessions of the committee were held yesterday. Neither was devoted to consideration of the stock market charges, although both were productive. Three Nfiw Bishops. At the first meeting, the committee passed upon the ''physical effectiveness" 'of all bishops in the college. At the night meeting, it was decided to recommend to the conference toclav the election of * three new bishops. , The additions tn th? college will take caro of the constantly expanding charges of the church. The conference has a list of 20 or more outstanding churchnl^n from which to make its choices. Two special orders were set for today—the first tloaling with the report of the committee on finance, and the second with the spiritual state of the. church. If the subject could be wedged in, women delegates planned to bring up their memorial asking for equal rights as ministers with men. If uncnnsidored today, the feminine delegation planned to force action on this memorial Monday. Warranty Deed. Mrs, Mattie WMker to Mrs. Mary A. Monroe, lot 50x125 feet out of block'368, Corsicana, $400 and oth- ' er considerations. Marriage Licenses. Charlie Graves and Berta Moore. Willie Carter and Jobnnie Mae Compton. Maxwell T. Neel and Stella Archer. Justice Court. A hunq; jury resulted Friday afternoon in the civil suit for damages tried in Judge S. B. Jordan's court brought hy George Campbell vs. the Fort Worth-Corsicana bus line. Virgil Harrison, youth who resides in the Rice community, was acquitted in Judge Jordan's court Saturday morning on a complaint filed for alleged affray in connection with an altercation last Sun- clay near the Sessions road. The defendant conducted the trial of big. own case and tried It before Judge Jordan. A case of alleged theft was to be tried against Harrison during Saturday. One man was finod for thn alleged disturbing the peace Friday by Judge W. W, Clopton Guns and Ammunition We have a large supply of guns of all sizes and at the right prices. If you are going to buy a gun it is now time to buy. We have a price on all sizes and kinds for this week. Ammunition is getting er and we have a special on it ZL for all the week. Come in and see us if you need something' to hunt with. Minnows Fishing season is open. We have *'ie mlnttrnvs and fishing tackle, UL'CKHORV FILLING STATION AND GKOCFKV. 847 South loth St. Phone 1673, N. F. GARRETT and BRO. NO. 2 21-222 N. 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