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You May Not Return. It’* a Fine Earth. Southern Boom The Sunset Limited. By Arthur Brisbane *— Coovn.nt. use by star Co — SEE this earth while you are still here. You may not come back. It is a beautiful globe, 25,000 miles round, marvelously balanced, at even temperature, dragged by the suit through the infinite ether. As tronomy says the earth is “only n grain of sand attached to a minor star among the billions of flying suns.” Nevertheless it is, perhaps, the only planet you will ever know. SEE IT WHILE YOU MAY. ri’ll IS is written between New York * and California, via the Penn sylvania to Washington, Southern Railway to New Orleans, then on the Sunset Limited over the Southern Pacific to the big ocean, and all the way north along the Pacific shore. Try this route on your next trip West. GOING 5y a northern route you may see Albany, Buffalo, Cleve land, Toledo, Chicago, Detroit, Kan sas City, Denver, the prairies of Kansas, where there arc now more automobiles than there ever were bison. Not to know the southern part of the United States is not to know your country. This way to the Pa cific just a short trip, take New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia. Alabama, Missis sippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mex ico, Arizona and California. EACH nf those states has land energy, fertility, and opportunity enough for a great empire. In Texas alone you could pack away several important European nations, and that one state could raise food for aU people living on earth and five hundred millions more. Haven't we enough to attend to in this American League of Nations from the Atlantic to the Pacific, without going to Europe for trouble? r J'HIS train is flying through North * Carolina, most beautiful land, like all this southern country the bright red earth is covered with green, trees in blossom. Little Kan napolis. as you flash through shows • every sign of n real estate boom. A thousand such booms are on either side of the truck, from New York all the way to Seattle. Have we pros perity, we have— Tens of thousands of acres, ter raced to prevent erosion, are ready for the cotton that will clothe the world, and stretched out mile after mile across the country you see metal spider webs, mounted on steel stilt", power lines that carry energy to mills, innumerable, enormous, com pletely modern, that mean work and prosperity for every town and city. The South no longer manufactures cotton to provide labor and profit for mills in the North. It grows the cottou, makes the cotton cloth, ships the finished product and keeps the money here. Northerners know their own cold corner of the earth, and perhaps a little about California nnd Florida, thanks to advertising. They do not know that nil this southern country is most beautiful, climate mild, soil fertile, people hospitable, homes and opportunity nre here for 115,000,000 more Americans. Hero is no monotony. Valleys, hills, for ests, fly past and everywhere in the distance, you see blue mountains, waiting for perfected flying machines to bring population to their summits. THE Southern slaves are now ma chines of steel, iron, brass and the wealth that they produce is, by billions of dollars, beyond the dreams nf old slave days. Greatest of all the factories is one now building at Duke, named in honor of the late tobacco king. His energetic soul has gone up to its re ward. Hundreds of millions worth of tobacco that he distributed has gone up in smoke. Hut the money remains here in the state where his fortune began and is Unvoted to edu pntion for meu and women. IN Duke's great plant for fighting ignorance the quadrangle now building the “co-ordinate college for women” is a delight to those who believe in civilization nnd equality. FJUR MILLION DOLLARS will be spent on that one triangle, of which the first buildings will be ready in Workmen in a New England mar ble quarry are getting out the “trim.” The university's own stone quarry supplies stone. The whole world, all the intellect of past and present, will supply knowledge for this center of learning. [4577 VOL. XLVI—NO. 87. 4TH SOUTH SIDE OIL WELL IN W W W W Iliness Confines Coolidge w te w w . w WOMAN SOLON ASKS DRV POLL REEO GIVES LESSON IN WHISKEY MAKING Drys Prepare to Renew Case as Wets End Testimony. WASHINGTON, April 15.—(/>)— Arguments by anti-Volstead members of the House, interspersed with a vivid description of how fancy distill ing is done, today carried toward its conclusion the demonstration of the wets before the Senate Prohibition Committee. The lesson in whiskey making was given by Senator Reed, Democrat Missouri, the lone wet among the com mittee members. He brought along with him and put into evidence a bevy of small stills, a charred keg some corn sugar and samples of fla voring extracts which he snid went to make up the finished product of the illicit liquor manufacturer. HILL ON STAND. The articles were identified for the senator by enforcement officials of the federal government. Mr. Reed then presented Commerce Department fig arcs showing that consumption ot corn sugar more than tripled be tween 1010 and 102”. Representative Hill, Republican Maryland, head of the wet bloc in Ihe House, led off for the House ad vocates of a change in the dry laws, using his own acquittal some months ago by a Maryland jury as a prece dent to support his contention that the making of drinks with a snbstan tial alcoholic content is constitu tionnl. REFERENDUM ASKED. One of the three women represen tatives in Congress, Mrs. Mary T Norton, Democrat, New Jersey, a for mer welfare worker, advocated a na tional referendum on the question of bringing to an end the present “hor rible condition.” Questioned by Sen ator Reed, she said the effect of pro hibition hud been to “ruin a great many of our young people.” She read a lette> telling of the sale of pois onous liquor in a Veterans' Bureau Hospital, with the result that some of the patients died. The name of the hospital was withheld. FAVORS BEER. Representative Kindred. Democrat, New York, a physician, declared ex l>erimeuts which he had conducted on himself nnd others, had “proven con - lusively” that the 2.75 per cent beer sold during the war was non-intoxi cating. “Not only that.” he said, “but such beer taken to the full capacity of n normal stomach would not exhilarate (Continued On Page 4.) tSwOSwight The Friendly Newspaper ★ Member of The Associated Press. ★ A Constructive Force in the Community. Published by The Light Publlthinf Company. San Antonio, Texas. I If • DETE CRAWFORD, picturesque * operator of a "dude” ranch near Alpine, staying at the St. An thony hotel has this he wants to get off his chest: "San Antonio is about twice as far from Alpine as El Paso, but our heads are just naturally turned toward San An- • tonio. If business calls us to a large town, we come to San An tonio.” /CONSIDERABLE water has passed under the bridge since I was last in San Antonio, declared O. L. McQuay. Chicago, registered at the Gunter hotel. "It has been only four years, and you still have the same warm sunshine, but my what a difference in building im provements. Starting oft with your new Medical Arts building I don't believe I could count the new buildings without pencil and paper.” JOHN O. FOY, is a long way from home. He lives in Toronto. Canada, and is stopping at the Gunter hotel. “It must be hard for you people to believe that the air is still frosty back North, but over coats were the order of the day at the opening of the ball season in the major leagues. If your sun shine could' be canned and shipped to the North it would be a great boon to us in the winter time. ” GERMAN COURT FREES BERDOLL OF GIRL’S CHARGE MOSBACH, Germany, April 15. — (4*)—Grover C. Bergdoll. the Ameri can draft evader, has got out of still another snarl. Charged with attack and impairing the morals of minors, the son of the former Philadelphia, Pa., brewer was acquitted of the charge after one session of the court, although the state had carefully gath ered together evidence by which it hoped it would be able to convict him. FRENCH DEBT ENVOY TO REACH U.S. IN MAY PARIS. April 15.—(A>)—Lc Soir to day says that Finance' Minister Peret will leave for Washington in May, where he hopes to be able to sign a debt agreement with the United States. GALE FORCES N. Y. MERCURY TO ZERO SARANAC LAKE, N. Y., April 15. ——A temperature drop of 38 de grees in ten hours brought the ther mometer down to zero at dawn today. The cold wave was accompanied by a slight snowfall. FRENCH FRANC SINKS TO NEW LOW LEVEL PARIS. Ap.il 15.—OP)—The French franc today &auk to a new low level for all time. The official dos ing quoted it at 29.61 to the dollar and 143.8 to the pound. SMITH JURY UNABLE TO AGREE Twelve Men Still Locked After Deliberating More Than 20 Hours. Buoyed up by the hope that more than twenty hours deliberation with- out a verdict may presage a hung jury, Kenneth Smith, first of the six alleged bank bandits to face trial, wait ed anxiously for some word from the Thirty-seventh district court jury Thursday afternoon. By his side sat his mother, who had comforted and counselled him throughout the three day trial. The jury retired at 5:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Only once had any word come from the twelve men. That was at 10 o’clock Thursday morn ing when a sealed communication was sent Special Judge O. M. Fitzhugh. ASK INFORMATION. It requested information on legal as pects of the trial, he admitted, but de clined to disclose their nature. A reply was sent after a conference with at torneys on both sides. Then Deputy Sheriff Will Woods locked the jury room and deliberations were resumed. Despite the failure of the jury to report up to noon. District Attorney C. M. Chambers still hopes for a ver dict. FIVE OTHERS FACE TRIAL. Smith went to trial Monday. A jury was selected and testimony concluded Wednesday night. I’repaartion of the court’s charge and arguments con sumed all of Thursday. Five other men are awaiting trial for the robbery of the San Antonio National bank two weeks ago, when $19,138 was scooped u patter employes, and offficials were held up. 5000-POUND BOILER FALLS, MAN KILLED KANSAS CITY. April 15.—CP)- James Masters, 25, of this city, was killed and two other workmen were dangerously injured early today when a 2 1-2 ton boiler which they were hoisting at Ihe Missouri Boiler Works here fell, striking them. The boiler bad been raised to a height of 14 feet when the hoisting chain broke. CHICAGO TO EXECUTE WOMEN STRANGLERS CHICAGO, April 15—OP)—Ray mond Costello and Charles Hobbs, a negro, stranglers of women, were placetl in the death cell in the Cook county jail today, preliminary to th-ir executions tomorrow. Costello will be hanged for the slay ing of Madeline White. Hobbs us-d a trunk strap to strangle his land lady, and robbed her ol 75 cents. THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 1926. INDIGESTION ATTACK PAINFUL President Goes to Bed After Cancelling All Engagements. WASHINGTON, D. C., April 15. 14*)—A mild attack of indigestion led President Coolidge to cancel engage ments today and the excu tivc mansion. The illness made its appearance yes terday and impelled the President to remain in the mansion most of the afternoon, although he kept his morn ing engagements and then spent a short time in the executive offices late in the afternoon. DOCTOR CALLS. He was visited twice yesterday by .Major General Coupal, his physician, but went to the executive offices as usual this moruing. Feeling no better, however, he can celled a heavy engagement list and returned at 11 o'clock to the White House, in the hope of conquering the trouble by rest. Major Coupal visited him there and indicated that the indisposition was not regarded as serious. A“year ago the President suffered a similar attack of indigestion, but it kept him away from the executive offices only a few hours. GOES TO BED. After going to his quarters today Mr. Coolidge went to bed in order to secure complete rest. His heart action and temperature were said by Dr. Coupal to be nor mal, but there was some intestinal pain. The physician expects him to be back at work tomorrow. REED SAYS 20,000 ALIENS ENTER U. S. ILLEGALLY YEARLY WASHINGTON, April 15—OP)— An average of 20,000 aliens are be ing admitted annually to the United States in violation of the law by de sertions of seamen from foreign ships. Senator Reed. Republican. Pennsylva nia, declared today before the Senate Immigration Committee. HOUSE BACKS MOVE FOR WAR VET PROBE WASHINGTON, D. C., April 15. UP)—The House committee on World War veterans legislation today in structed its chairman. Representative Johnson. Republican. South Dakota, to press for a Houae authorization for n nation-wide Investigation of guard iansbipw nf disabled World War veter ans. TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES i Dazzling Royal Gems i i To Grace Tresses of : I Queen of S. A. Fiesta i » ■ ■ r i > rraqi, .a, ■> r tti ■ . r - n t ■ 't Coronet, scepter and necklace, replica of the royal gems of Queen Victoria, which will be worn by Her Majesty Empress of Golconda, Order of the Alamo. Miss Ray Baldus is displaying the crown jewels. 9000 Jewels Stud Coronet With 7000 Precious Stones in Scepter. Crown jewels of various dynasties have had their hours in which to daz zle the world. And now’ a new dynasty with res plendent jewels comes upon the hori zon for its hour of dazzling and years of memories. Iler Majesty, Empress of Golconda, Order of the Alamo. The gem encrusted crown, necklace and scepter will bo seen at the corona tion of Her Majesty in the throne room of the palace at the Municipal Auditorium on th»- evening of April oo Eyes never again will look upon such regal splendor. The royal coronet is studded with DODO jewels, the scoi>- ter bears 7000 and 2000 enhance the necklace. Emeralds, pigeon-blood rubies, blue sapphires, and diamonds delicately wrought in silver form the dazzling treasure worth a king’s ransom. S. A. MARINE ORDERED TO VIRGIN ISLANDS Completing his training at Parris island. S. C.. a f'-w weeks after join ing the United States Marines, John Jefferson Roberts, of Sau Antonio, has been transferred to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, according to word received here Thursday. CHICAGO-ST. LOUIS AIR MAIL STARTS CHICAGO. April 15.—OP)—The , new air mail route from Chicago to - St. Louis, with stops at Springfield j and Peoria, 111., was opened today when n plane piloted by Charles E. ' Lindenberg took the air here. EDITION TWA pcr c °Py ln vicinity. 1 VV Five cents on trains and elsewhere. SHIFTS LOOM INffiSOUID Rp'-onimendations growing out of Chief of Police T. O. Miller's person ally conducted vice raid on hotels and rooming houses Wednesday night, which will be made to Fi remand Police Commissioner Phil Wright, portend a shake-up in the vice squad of the po lice department. Detectives Goff and Herbst of the vice squad have been suspended tem porarily since Monday. The suspen sion was brought about by a personal argument. ORDERS DISREGARDED. It was in the territory assigned to these two men that the Wednesday night raids were conducted. Chief Mil ler said. Two other members of the vice squad, assigned to other sections of tie city are not expected to be af fected by the shake-up. Chief Miller said Thursday: “The personal differences between the two men may account in part for the conditions as I found them last night.” He further intimated that no aid from bis quarters would be giveu to the suspended officers in the investi gation before the commissioner. 51 ARRESTED. “They were given orders to clean up the part of town to which they were assigned,” the chief added. "Last night I found it otherwise.” “I caunot,” <be chief said, “go around to each house and tell my men: ■go in there and arrest everyone.’ They should know.” Chief Miller’s personal rice cam paign Wednesday night netted 51 arrests. . EXCITEMENT REIGNS AT MISSION GROVE All Available Property Leased in Vicinity of New Pool. With four wells in as many back yards producing oil, lease speculation flourishing and "wildcatters” fever* ishly drilling to explore the pool, Mis sion Grove's new oil field was as suming boom proportions Thursday. After a week's development, dur ing which tests have proven that a real shallow pool has been discovered in the south side residential district, big oil companies Thursday turned their attention to the field and as s result property values in Mission Grove began soaring. LOTS LEASED. Every available lot within a radius if a mile from the discovery well at 218 Weaver street had been leased Thursday and prospectors for the "black gold” were extending their activities further away. D. A. Balhorn, 242 Palo Blanco street brought in the fourth well early Thursday. It was dug in his garage. Usipg a pick and shovel he carried the hole to fifteen feet when oil be gan flowing in. Thursday it was be ing bailed from the well in buckets ful. This well is about 250 feel north and slightly west of the discov ery well and extends the field in ■ new direction. OTHERS PRODUCING. Three other wells which were suns after the first oil was struck on the property of W. H. Hearne, are pro ducing oil at the rate of several bar rels a day. And every back yard in Mission Grove is now a prospective oil pro ducer. Etch is confident he will be the one to bring in the big find. Survey of the field Thursday showed that heavier gas pressure and better production is being found as the field is developed from the discovery well. The structure apparently rises from the Hearne well, the depth of the later wells being between fourteen ami sixteen feet whereas the discovery well came in at eleven feet. TO INSTALL PIMP. E. B. Gorauch, driller and owner of the second well brought ia, is pre* paring to set casing and install a pump. If tbe production warranto, he said, be will drill deeper. Spectator, and lesse seekers, flock ing to Mission Grove have caused et least one property owner to threaten them with dire disaster if they in vade her property. All day Wednesday curious crowds thronged the little subdivision when two weeks ago quiet prevailed.