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How Two Chinamen Died. Beside the Deep Pecoa. He Watches His Sheep. The Traveler Wonders. By Arthur Brisbane =Coprngat. Hit b» Star Co - THIS is written on the Sunset Limited, over the Southern Pa cific, through train to the eoast. The statement "there is no better train” is justified. Leaving New Orleans at noon, the train runs through Louisiana rice fields and sugar cane fields, and then, all night aud all day through gigantic Texas. The dining car captain says "some how, there seems to be more land down here, than by the northern route." There is a great deal of land. You could scatter a few NVw England states along this railroad track, and not crowd anybody. Not to seo Texas is not to know what a big country thia is. It is like going to the zoo and missing the elephant. WHAT tens of millions will live here in future years when fly ing machines will do in one hour what this train does in ten; when water is controlled and these miles, and miles of land, brought under intensive cultivation, produce food enough for all the people on earth? Over population? We have not start ed to populate, and if that be birth control treason let the Eugenists make the most of it. But we need to spread the population and take eare of the mothers. tfUBT now the train passes Del Rio and on the left, runs the Rio Grande parallel with the track. A few yards away a strong “dog” kan garoa with a good running jump might clear that river and land in Mexico. What a change in one jump; Will Unele Sam ever make the jump? Pyobably not. Far better be friends; treat each other fairly; help with capital and leadership and both na tions grow rich and good, aide by side, powerful to protect this conti nent. DEL RIO brings a look of sad reminiscence to one “boy" on the dining car. That’s where Chinese cross the river sometimes and offer $5OO to any honest American that will deliver them, safe, in Chicago or San Francisco. There’s a lot of empty room above each end of the dining car, you are told in a whis per; space about ten feet long, room for several Chinamen. Once in a while the boys would smuggle in a few, at night, letting them in through the top of the car. Five hundred dollars a head » pretty big money, and a couple more Chinese laundrymen couldn't do much harm. But once the boys forgot two of them or got scared or something and the poor fellows died up there. They were afraid to holler. So that all stopped. Perhaps that “boy” had some imagination. Automobiles, freight ears and even flying ma chines still bring in some of the Asiatics, it is said. HERE is Pecos river, and you cross one of the highest rail road bridges in the world. . A deep canyon has been worn through the hard rock by water rushing for hun dreds of centuries. One of the crew looks down, “to see if the old man is still there," and reports “yes, he's there all right, I wonder what he does down there." Some of the angels, flying over, might ask that question, as they look down at us. The old man’s little place, far down by the steep rock wall where bends the swift river, is neatly kept, freshly painted. He has a sundial made of white stones in his front yard, flowers planted. Perhaps he’s as happy as some men in a cabaret at four in the morning. And he has a real occupation as part of the Southern Pacific system. His job is tn watch that towering bridge, with the trairf creeping, over it so slowly. He makes other men safe. NEAR the rim of Pecos canyon, a tall Texan sits erect on a white horse, watching a band of sbeep, pa tiently nibbling. changing thin grass to mutton. “Sheep herder," says the young commercial traveler who goes over this road every ninety days. “What in heaven’s name does he do with himself, what pleasure can he get out of life?” Nothing but the whole earth spread out before him, the sky sbove him, sun and stars, and changing cjouds and leisure to thiak. Perhaps he gets out of life nearly as much as does the commercial traveler, who complains that he has had a bad trip, “because married men in the tobacco factories make as little as $lO a week. How can they raise families on that, buy shoes for their children?” Also of course, how can they buy the traveling man’s goods. WHAT the sheep herder gets out of life, with only the earth and sky, no jazz band to entertain him. depends on what he baa in hie brain. Make your plana to travel west this season, and see what you get out nt 3000 miles of wonderful earth's sur far* / ~ jf [4577“ VOL. XLVI—NO. 92. CM STRIP RING DEFIES LIW S. A. Lives in Glory of Past IS W K V fe W W KNIGHT JURYMAN OUSTER SOUGHT CELEBRATION OF FIESTA IN FULL SWING Beautiful Pageantry and Parades Thrill Many Visitors to City. San Antonio lives in the past this week. Back to the daya of bold knights, of humble Franciscan friars, Louis the Fourteenth, Ban Jacinto, and in the J,and of Myths. And as the brilliant scenes of the long ago unfold on gorgeous stage settings. San Antonio and her thou sands of visitors are witnessing what in probably the most auspicious page antry given in the world. Outstanding events of Tuesday are the Tournament of ones at San Pedro park at 4 o'clock, and the Battle of Flowers Fete at the municipal au ditorium at 8 o'clock. H4»w™ PILGRIMAGE Wednesday brings the flower pil grimage to the Alamo, school queens luiradc at 4 o’clock and waVer ballet. "Appollo and His Loves'* at San Pedro park, at S o'clock. The Cavalier's tournament at San Pedro park Tuesday afternoon will be a colorful event in which horsemen will compete for the honor of naming the Princess of Ixtvc and Honour. The KnKights of the Red Rose and the Knights of the White Rose will com pete. Squires will attend the knights, pages will wait upon the “ladycs faire" and men-at-arms will guard the field of honor. TILTING POSTS Tilting posts stationed widely apart hold the tests for the warriors in the form of a small ring suspended from the post by a wire. And the knights will strive to impale them upon, theii lances. He who carries off the greatest number of rings names the princess, who will be the guest of honor at the coronation of the Queen of the Fiesta. * Once that Knighthood has its due st San Pedro Park, the Deity of the Fiesta will shift its favor upon the Battle of Flowers Fete. The fete will be given by graceful dancers at 8 o’clock Tuesday evening in the new auditorium. Everywhere in the build ing myriads of flowers, which enhance the interior of the gorgeous structure, have been placed as a motif for the fete. ROYALTY TO RILE. Wednesday is San Jactinto day and royalty again will rule in San Antonio. San Antonio's school children have chosen their royal families who will ride in gorgeous floats at 4 o'clock in the afternoon when the j fiesta de San Jacinto parade, i-ommemorating lh> Battle of San Jacinto, wends its on Page 2J LV TffMQgMGHT The Friendly Newspaper ★ Member of The Associated Press. ★ A Constructive Force in the Community. Publlsbsa by Th* Light Publishing Company. San Antonio. Taxa*. Wednesday Program for 1926 Fiesta $ p. m.—Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Texas Liberty. 4 p. m.—Parade, Fiesta de San Jaciento, a gorgeous spec tacle featuring the Queehs of San Antonio schools. 8 p. m. Water ballet at San Pedro park. Theme “Apollo and His Loves.” Entombed Miners Heard Calling for Help by Rescuers SAN FRANCISCO, April 20.—CP) R. C. Storrie and Company, con tractors for the Bucks' Creek Tunnel in Plumas county, where six men are entombed, received word over long distance telephone today that one or more of the men could be heard call ing for help through the air line. The calls could not be distinguish ed dearly, but there was no doubt that they were human voices. The rescuers bad but ten foot to go when the message wns received, and there were hopes that all of the entombed men would be found alive. Kidnaped Child Found by Police NEW YORK, April lice this morning reported the recov ery of Emms Martucci, 10-year-old daughter of a wealthy Brooklyn tile manufacturer, who was kidnaped yes terday on her way from school. The kidnapers had demanded $6OOO ran som, announcing their terms by tele graph messenger. Court Halts to Let Men Tend Fields GREENVILLE. Tex, April 20. (P)—Judge J. M. Nelson of the Eighth District Court here today sus pended sessions of his court for sev eral days to allow farmers to return to their fields, where planting has been retarded by the recent bad weather. Danish Airplane Delayed in China SHANGHAI, April 20.—A tele gram received at the Danish consulate from Lieutenant Botned says he was forced down at Ninghai but will con tinue his flight. Lieutenant Botned left Canton Sunday morning for Shanghai. • President Urges Better Shoals Bids . WASHINGTON, April 20—OPT— President Coolidge suggested today to the Muscle Shoals commission that it summon before it the bidders for ■he property and bargain with them for PLAN ARCTIC TRIP CHICAGO. April 20—(P)—The Field Museum of Natural History to day announced an expedition to the sub-Arctic this summer, led by Cap tain Donald B. MacMillan BANK FIGURES urn s. a PROSPERITY Deposits Increase Over $1,500,000 Since Last Report. Unparalleled prosperity for San An tonio and Southwest Texas, with re newed business activity which por tends a great development, was fore cast by San Antonio bankers Tues day, following analysis of the state ment of the fourteen banks as of April 12. The condition shown by the statement they asserted, shows one of the moat flourishing from every standpoint in many months. SHOWS PROSPERITY Deposits. the statement shows, in creasad more than a million and a half since the last call. The banks now have on deposit $64,957,998. The exact increase over she last call is $ 1.694dm, This koage toaaeaec in deposits, bankers mg, shows a prosperous con dition among farmers and the working classes m well as mercantile and in dustrial firms. San Antonio banks, the statement revealsd, have combined resources of $78,430,823. an increase since the last statemsot of $2,341,335. The statement also shows a large increase in reserve. The banks now have 00 band a reserve fund of $17,- 400.9142 an increase since the last statement, of $666,165. MONEY PLENTIFUL. Activity in business, bankers said, is reflected in the increase shown in loans. Loans reached a total of $46,210,835. an increase of $737,149 over the last previous statement. Plenty of money is on hand for legitimate speculation, bankers said, and the statement in general shows a prosperous condition of business throughout San Antonio's trade ter ritory. House Passes Huge Fort Sam Measure WASHINGTON. April 20.—CP)— The House yesterday passed and sent to the Senate a bill authorising ap propriation for construction. work at military posts as follows: Camp Lewis. Washington—Hospi tal. $125,000; barracks. $BOO,OOO. Fort Sam Houston, Texas — Bar racks. $500,000. Fort Leavenworth, Kansas—Hospi tal. $125,000. Schofield Barracks, Hawaii —Hos- pital, $450,000; barracks. $72,000. Lillian Gish Speeds to Stricken Mother LOS ANGELES, April 20.— CP— I Gish, film actresa, was speed ing today to the side of her mother, who was stricken with paralysis* in Ixtndon. England, several day ago. The actresa departed yesterday after working feverishly for three day* to complete a picture. TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 1926. DELIBERATDR □PINIONED, CLAIM Man Declared He Believed Defendant Guilty, Say Witnesses. "If 1 sat on the jury I would break his neck.” The above statement was made by one of the accepted jurymen for the trial of Ed Knight, charged with the slaying of Tom Cooper, according to the testimony of John England, 311 Callaghan avenue, who was placed on tile stand by Knight's attorneys Tues day in an effort to have the juryman removed from the panel. OUSTER ASKED. The juror was accepted after both sides bad eaamined him, but when the case was aesumed Tuesday, the de fense filed a motion to oust the juror on the grounds that he was preju diced. They introduced two witnesses to support their motion and with only ten jurors selected Special Judge O. M FAzbagh delayed the case until the matter is settled. England said that about the time of the preliminary hearing, he. the juror and three other men discussed the case while standing in front of the Gunter hotel. He testified that the juror had expressed hw dislike for Knight. On cross-examination by District Attorney C. M. Chambers, be was asked how the defense knew that he had h<ard the juror make the state- ments, and he said that when he read the Monday night pallets, he saw where the man had been accepted on the jury end knowing his prejudice against the deefudant, Knight, he tele phoned Knight and told him. TWO TESTIFY. R. E. Pendergrast was also placed on the stand and he testified that he was in the Gunter hotel group that dis cussed the case with the juror and that the juror said that Knight ought to be bunged. Only two jurors remained to be chosen when Special Judge O. M. Fitzhugh convened the Thirty-sev enth District Court Tuesday. Ten were chosen before the special venire of 300 was exhausted Monday. Fifty more talesmen were summoned to re port Tuesday. JIRORS CHOSEN. The jurors chosen are: Martie C. Krueger, auto mechanic; H. J. Kainer, real estate man; C. F. Krause, farmer; Erwin Hehs. farm er; Edwin Kircbof, postal clerk; Henry Callson, painting contractor; Albert Herbs, Peter Rippsten. farm er; L. Ries and H. E. Plummer. Numerous legal tilts between state and defense attorneys marked selec tion of jurors during Mondsy'a session of court. TWENTY-FOUR PAGES. DAUGHTER OF CALLES LIKES AMERICAN LADS. BRUNETTES PREFERRED Yes, the Char leston has invaded Mexico, announces Emestina Calles, daughter of the Mexican president, as she gave San Antonio the once over. Mexicans of S. A. Welcome Girl During Brief Visit in City, Emestina Calles, pretty 17-year old daughter of President Plutareo Elias Calles, dances the Charleston and tango, wears a French bob and likes American boys. But they must Im- brunettes. Breathlessly the daughter of Mex ico's president voiced her sentiments as she greeted friends at the South- ern Pacific station where she alight ed for a few hours stay in San An tonio Monday night. She was wel come<l by Consul General Alejandro Carrillo and bis staff and later de parted for New York, where she will spend a short vacation. TALKS OF DANCE. She was willing to discuss a wide range of subjects, but not that c.f a diamond solitaire she wore on the second finger of her left hand. According to Miss Calles. the Charleston is becoming quite the vogue in Mexico. Does President Calles mind these ultra -modernisms ? "Why should he?" she countered brightly, flashing her dark eyes. “Does he like your French bob? “At first he did not." she said. “But now he is becoming used to it.” LIKES AMERICANS President Calles’ daughter likes American boys, she assures. Not blonds with romantic blue eyes, but dashing brown-eyed brunettes. “Do I like balloon trousersT” “Well, I don’t mind them, but 1 pity the boy in the winter time." she said smiling. Miss Calles is escorted by her uncle. Arturo Elias, financial agent of the Mexican government at New York: Honor Zertuehe, consul general at New Orleans. Mas Herlinda Loaisa. and a large staff ef at tache*. I W - BANGOR. Maine, is the home of J. B. Cowie, staying at the Gun ter hotel. Mr. Cowie has been in Florida.bnl learning of the Fiesta he deserted the peninsular state for scenes more lively. “Just had a letter from my wife and she says the thermometer has been hovering around zero." he remarked. UP from Tampico. Mexico’s famed oil city comes N. G. Penrose to attend the Fiesta de San Jaeinto. Mr. Penrose is registered at the St. Anthony hotel. "Things get a little monotonous in Tampieo at times. Gosh, after coming' this far to see your celebration. I hope Old Sol will be loval to his favorite city.” WHERE all the honeymooners go, that's Niagara Falls, the home of L. E. Stacy, staying at the St. Anthony hotel. Although Mr. Stacy is in town on business, he says: "I am not going to let busi ness interfere with pleasure. I must seo your Fiesta." Fonck’s N.Y.-Paris Hop Slated for July PARIS. April 20.—cP)— Capt. Rene Fonck, the French war ace, now plana to start hi* attempted non-stop flight from New York to Paris early in July, he told War Minister Pain leve today. Fonck waited on the war minister to say farewell prior to leaving for the United Stater tomor row to make final arrangement* for his attempt. Edition TWO CF.NTS p,r "O" '» Inv VEjIIXO fit* cent* *a train* and *lo*wh*r*. GANG INVADES COURTHOUSE TO STEAL > ; MACHINE ■ V X x ' Sheriff Enlists Aid of Texas x X Officers in Drive \ on Band. Guerilla warfare between Sheriff Jim Stevens and a band of automobile strippers which reached a elimax when avenging thieves invaded the basement of the Bexar county courechouse Mon day night, took on statewide propor- tions Tuesday. Sheriff Stevens, convinced that a statewide ring has been formed to steal and dispose of automobiles, has appealed to officers throughout the state to join him in bis efforts tn exterminate the band. Thousands of dollars worth of parts and accessories, taken from stolen cars, have been disposed of in the laat two months, according to information received by the Bexar sheriff Tues day. STEVENS ST.ARTS DRIVE. The war started Monday when Sher iff Stevens’ fores of deputies rounded up four men and recovered half a dozen rars. Most of them had been stripped of all removable parts. He immediately threw his entire force into the fight in an efforts to break up the ring. But Monday night, the thieves, an gered at the sheriff’s interference with their plans, retaliated. They first took a car from the Dullnig Printing Com pany on Main avenue, a short distance from the courthouse. Emboldened by their success they next invaded the courthouse itself, driving off a ear which had been parked in the base ment. It belonged to Special Inves tigator Long of the district attorney’s office. RECOVER ONE CAR. Their next foray took the car of Louis Cohen, 427 Montana street, which was stolen at 2:20 a. m. A few hours later. Sheriff E. H. Wilson of Hillsboro notified Bexar officers that he had recovered the car and arrested three boys. Letters in the car identi fied it. Sheriff Stevens, aroused by the bold ness of their operations, marshaled his forces Tuesday for a new attack and District Attorney C. M. Chambers promised quick trials of all men brought into court on car theft charges. Meanwhile Sheriff Stevens has sent telegrams all over the state, request ing other officers to cooperate with him in hi- drive on ear strippers. Austin Farmer Shot From Road Ambush AUSTIN, Tex., April 20.— CP— I from ambush on a lonely Trevi* county road shortly aft-r dark Mon day night. Henry Williams, tanner living near Austin, is in a local hos pital here in a critical condition. A pistol bullet penetrated Williams’ right lung, and broke his right shoulder-bone. New England Man Seeks Valley Job HARLINGEN, Tex, April 30—CP) Fame of the Rio Grande Valley ap parently has traveled far. Offers of a bonus of $lOO for trans fer as mail earri«n in New England to same kind of job in Harlingen, in the lower Rio Grande Valley, la re ported by the Chamber of Commerce here. French Franc Hits New Low Level PARIS, April 20—CPI—The French franc steadily deelined today, and when th*’ Bouree clowd. it had reached a new low level of 30.32 to the dollar, aa compared with yesterday's elosing I figure of 30.27.