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RIO GRAN DE liELTA EXPOSITION-BROWNSVILLE-FEBRUARY 2
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)L. XXX, No. 240 ’ BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, EE I DAY AETERNOON, FEBRUARY 29,1924 SIX PAGES 1
CAR MOVEMENT
OUT OF VALLEY
BREAKS RECORD
Total of 119 Cars of Vege
tables Leave Valley Today.
Records for Last Season
Exceeded by 1,350
HARLINGEN, Feb, 29.— Although the
truck shipments from th? Rio Grande
Valley for the past four deys «’o not
come up to the shipments for the pre
ceding three day- the movement is con
tinuing to gain headway aa the sc; on
advances. It was entirely due to the ad
verse Valley weather conditions that
were experienced Monday an i Tuesday
that the lour-day period did not eclips";
the shipments of the preceding three
days. On Monday there were only 13
cars thipped and on Tuesday 19 car
were rolling. On Wednesday the total ;
shipments had mounted to 56 cars and
in Fridry’s shipments, icing the Thnrs- i
day loading, there were 119 cars mave-l. :
This was the largest number of car
shipped in any one day this season.
The price received by the farmer for ,
cabbage in holding steady at $25 per i
ton, and with this price prevailing the J
movement will not abate unless some
very inclement weather conditions ct
in. Today, > Freight Agent Hundley
at Harlingen said that Jiggs must he
gating ready for a corned beef an i
cabbage feast. Today thtr? were 69 c-irs
of cabb.' ge Urn led < ut, making up over
one solid train load.
Th? bulk of the shipments for the
past four days has been made up of
cabbag?, as i. shown in the combined
reports for the period. For the days
mentioned there were 20? cars shipped
• ad of this number 152 was cabbage.
This was I,rM«j5ic;ti!y three-fourths of
ths total numWer for th- period. The
mixed shipments ranked second, and
the e were very small as compared with
the cabbage shipments, there bring only
2? cars while the next greatest move
ment was of hccts and carrots with 2:5
cars. Two weeks ago the b?et an
carrot movement was just as fur ahead
of the cabbage movements a- is the re
verse at this time. There wnre three
cafs of lettuce and two cars of grape
fruit shipped during this last ported.
Although Mercedes carried off first
honors in the last report, with a total of |
■49 cars rhipped, W slaco claims fir: t |
place this period, but with only 555 car
to her credit. Mercedes took second ,
choice by moving 24 cars during this j
period and Donna and Alamo each ship- '
ped 21 cars, thereby tying for third
place honors. San Brnito ranked fourth
with 16 cars.
Shipments this year are beginning t *
t*ke on a very'si! stantinl form, and •
from present indications the banner
shipping record set in 1922 will be
broken before the close of the season,
lip to this date in 192:1 a total of 1,119
ears had been shipped and this number
was over 1,600 cars short of th? 192
record. According to a compilation of
figures there were 1.119 cars shipped
to February 26. 1923 and the 1921 ship
ments total 2,469 errs to this « ate. This
shows a gain of 1.350 cars ever the 1921
fhipments, and also shows there is a
good chance of bicaking the previous ,
year’s record.
Price* being received for till commod- |
ities this year will compare very f *- \
vorahly with the prices received in
1922 and also 1923.
The shipments this year have b-*'>
divided as follow.: 1,015 cars of cab
bage, 731 car* of beets and carrots, 519
ears of mixed vegetables. 96 cars of
citrus fruits (this number is by freight
only, there bring a Irrgr amount of
fruit shipped from the Valley by ex
press.) 35 cars of lettuce, 10 car:; c.T
new potatoes. 9 car.- of spinach, 7 car
of turnips and 4 cars of cabbage plants,
the total amounting t<* 2 tf*9 cars t"
date.^
On February 11. the bet and cirro*
movement held first place with 5 (1 cur
anti cubage came second with a total
of 42? rtrs. Cabi age shipmentss show
617 car- in 17 days und beets nnd c >1»
rots 22* cars, according to these fig
ures.
...»«
MISSOURI SENATOR
| CONTINUES ATTACKS
ON WILLIAM M’ADOO
KANSAS CITY. Feb. 29—Announce
ment that William G. McAdoo will not
roaie to Missouri to answer charge* be
ing made by United States Senator
James A. Reed, his opponent for the
democratic presidential nomination is
the latest development in the hented
campaign being waged in this state.
Senator Reed continued his attack
* l*»t night declaring the former secre
tary of the treasury had received large
fees from E. L., Doheny. oil operator,
and from corporations **in the guise of
legal services~ hut in fart for poli
tical inflernee.
’ S J
Order Daugherty Investigation
I " .. t!;.v
Senate Action on Wheeler
Resolution Will be Taken
Before Night. Passage As
sured by Republicans
(Bv T!«c Associated I'rt-j*t
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2t> S nutn'
Heflin, riemerrat, A’fibama, t >14 the
senate today ho could s bmit a !<•;?.
by Attorney General 1) tuple :iy it
siructing a ■i«'rict attorny in the vv. t
not to pi esc cute a eetain rcfuhlic n
national committee mail, lie said Ih*
letter contained the ente ic • “he i
our ni: n.”
WASHINGTON, l-’eb. *_••» Attorney
General Itanghrrty today be anie the
«enter of on** of the hilierest senate (!>•
bnt<s in recent years.
When Ihe rc obiti m for in inquiry
into Die denari no ut of justiee wa s
brought up for action democratic s**m
ators let loose against ih** attorney
general an attack bristling with ac list
lions against bis personal and i ffl' ial
acts i ttiec he entered the cahitiet.
Single-handed. Senator Willis, Ohio.
Mr. Ilnislicrli's home state. attempted
to stem the tide of criti i* in while re
pu'diean parly leaders looked silently
on.
The Ohio senator conceded lie had dF
cussed the makeup of the investigaiing
committee with the attorney, general,
but insisted there was nothing improper
in his conduct.
Charges of efforts to acIF t a “parked"'
jury flew bark and forth across thej
«. handier as tie* debate on the makeup of
the <ommittce progressed and the gal-1
levies were stirred to repeated demon- |
at rat ions, despite reiterated warnings I
(fom the chair.
Controversy at once developed over
the question of appointing the in-.estiga-!
gating i oiiiiuitt ee. Senator Wheeler,
democrat. .Montana, author of the reso-i
lotion, propo i»d five senators, thgee re
pubii<-tins ami two demoerats, Ih* elected 1
by the senate.
Sen it or lodge <>f MiissaeliU'et t s. re
publican lender, countered with a pro
posel for appointment of the committee
in tin customary manner by the senate'.;
presiding «*ffieer.
Senator Itobirison of Arkansas. demo
crat ie leader, supported !l»e plan for
election of the special HimntiMee b\ the
senate, declaring “it bad been openly ,
declare.| that efforts were contemplated I
to pack the committee.” IP* added that!
be bad reason to believe that Senator1
t'ummiiis. P*wa. the 1‘resident pro tens,
did not desire t.. name ...
The inquiry is expected to begin next
week, but those who are seeking the im
mediate retirement of the attorney gen
eral point out that it ni y continue
much longer than they are willing to
see him hold office. It has been made
clear that Mr. Daugherty's absence from
the capital will not delay the inquiry.
The toughest bone of cont.-Vion in
today's debate on the resolution was
the provision naming Senator Brook- |
hart, republican, Iowa, identified with
the La Follctte insurgent group, a*
chairman of the special investigating
committee. Despite this obstacle, no
organized opposition to the investigation
itself has developed since the introduc
tion of the measure.
. ~ * ♦ ——-- ——
COOLIDOE FILES IN NEBRASKA
LINC OLN, Ncbr.. Feb. 29—Frank P. I
Corrirk, director of the C'oolidge cam
paign in Nebraska today filed petitions
with the secretary of state placing
President C’oolidge in nomination fot
the republican primary election and en
tering a full ticket of‘delegates at
j large, district delegates and alternates,
thirty eight names in all.
-M
Official Weather Reports j
_ I
.-.
Brownsville mid vlriiiity; Fair and
warmer t< night and Saturday.
La*! T*\a •; * »••»«•* ally fair tonight;
warmer except in northwest portion;
Saturday generally fair; warmer in
I southeast, somewhat colder in north
! portion. lag at t•* moderate southerly
j w iuUa on the const.
Woattter Conditions.
The pressure was relatively low this
i morning over the northern half of th«
country east of the “llockies” with
centers «.f iiiiiiimniu pressure over l*nvn
land off the New Kngl.iud nm-.|. and
moderately high over the hahtn r of the
T'nited States with the < rest of the
|**hi**i" over the north Pacific coast
' states and Idaho. Kxcept for light pre
! cipitation over ill" (Canadian Northwest.
I Montana. Wyoming, and North Dakota,
i the weather hes continued gen* rally fair
I to partly cloudy throughout the United
I States since the !n*t report. Teinper
t attire* were generally higher throughout
i the country at tip* morning observation
! • f• ept in Texas where there was little
I change, and over the far Canadian
! Northwest where it was <older. Light
| frost o cur red again Iasi nig'nt on Die
middle (inlf coast.
The lowest temperature last night at
Texas stalhms ranged from -Ji; at Am
arillo to frft «t Brownsville.
DISCOVER WHISKEY FRAUOS IN CHICAGO
UNDER i HE STARRY
SKY OF THE LOWER
R«0 GRANDE VALLEY
w
Probably there in no other section
of these I'nite:! Stales where the
Kijiht being witnessed nightly in
Brow ntitille this week at the Itio
(•ramie Della Imposition ran i>e seen.
Open air vaudeville, wiih a grand
opera mrki r from ( hieago sinning
the most exquisite leiaits and a
hunch »f the prettiest American
girls you ever -saw doing their H.unl*
of song and dance under the starry
sky of (he Sunny South, while* an
audience of a thousand persons
crowd the open air th«*ater!
That is Ihe program in Browns- ,
ville throughout this laM week of
February and llu* first nights of
.Mare It.
A truly midwinter t niertainment,
which no other part of this country
tin rival.
Show us any other section outside
this glorious Lower l(ie» t.rande
Bella that can rival such a perform
ance in midwinter.
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MUSCLE SHOALS
BILL TO COME UP >
IN HOUSE TUESDAY
WASHINGTON, I el>. 29- The Me Ken
si* bill which woo! I autl* .r.z** ih * !<• j
c«ptiinc« of Henry Ford’s offer for
Muscle Sintjtl will !•<* taken up Tue
« ay by the house uadcr an agreement
reached today.
The rules committee reported a re o j
lution giving the measure priority over i
gent r I Icgi. laiion after «ii-|• •jt** n of i
the tax Jill, t*h irinan Sn li said pee
era! < edwite. which would he limited to i
10 hours, would pet under way Toes
■ ay afternoon.
rntat ivt* MrKcnzie, republican, ■
lili 1013. author of th ■ hill, predicted a j
final vat, before the end of the week
He expressed c< of idenee the in: sun
would b.* pa :-c i without material
change.
ARKANSAS SHIPPER
BEFORE BOARD TO j
- j
UTTI.K ROCK, K« : . 2!». Aik•
strippers and dm ethers of lit'1 ta*e rail- I
H.al com mi; i*»n : ppearrd >*♦ T'*’ ■ V. I |
Ham A. llisque, an examiner for th» j
interstate cinw'rr < omnii?. e n today :
in one of a series cf hearings bring eon*
i lifted by tile ronimi.s>.ion on tin* *>
railed Ti xas-Oklahoma r; le ra e which
i ivuive revision of virtually all fr* ight
rate* mw in • ffecl on railroads in
southwest territory.
A mass of testimony was to be in
troduce! at the hearing in upport of
the contention of Ark ii-as .hippers
that existing rates within th * state are
fair to <>Ih• t shippers in other sections
of the southwest.
The controversy over southwestern
rati s originated in 11122, when th*’ Ok
I: ho.na corpi'ratiun commission fil 'd it s
petition f r revision of rati s into 'he
territory and through A’ka i a on the j
grounds th t the existing tariffs were i
discriminating against hippers in j
Oklahoma/ and Texas. The chamber of ;
commerce of Dj Man and the fr igh' j
hu enu of Fort Worth later fi <■<!*a int
il r petition whii h brought int
-ue the : ame rate it*
lahoms cmc end other:
i . •
— • •
Arthur HendcrscS
To Parliament ■
LONDON. F.-h. 29.—TB
return of Arthur If nil
of homo rffairs. in thol
| byc-cltction at Iturnb'B
j taken hy his friends tfl
other things how littfl
i aroused among the pulB
jrestion that the govern;*
j vision of the treaty of H
Mr. Henderson receivB
again t 17..W frr II. E l
servutive. fl
Mr. Henderson is ncwH
position of sitting in n B
j two of his sons nl-B
, Thn<* is aid to be onlfl
I for this in parHnmentr.tfl
STYLE SHOW AT
THE EXPOSITION
ATTRACTS MANY
Attendance Records Broken
by Crowd Which Thronged
Exnosition Tent Last
Night
The largest crowd of the w«*«k pack'd j
thi ! amphitheatre of the Km Gra.idc j
Delta Exposition last night, to sc** thi
tyle shew staged by Hrownsville imr
h lit.;, the fenturn of y; terday’a pr *
gram. Ali rceor s for attendance were |
biokm. It; addition t«> th? style show i
th«* regular vaudeville entertainers pro j
»'OtCrl an excellent png ram aid Mis?’
Lydia Van Gilder, contralto of the
< liicago Gri nd llpira C mp.iny, again
d lighted the au ience with her solo
numbers.
pc tyte show was directed by Mi. j
PcgjUfy Ward, who has betn di lighting
crop* nil th» week with her jazz song
on the vaudeville program. This versa
t.l- star |'reseated a shewing of < x
qi; bite new styl s hown by lit own:
vilie mfrch. nl . which easily eclipsed i
i-ny event of its kin ever held in the j
Valiev. The show was si. ged with r?- i
markable frjpoothmand wjt, very at
Ha- five. -
Lit' -t styles in spring clothing and '
bat wee displayed by live models. Th J
vhow was made pos ihlc through th |
coop*'* dim of Hrownsvill-' merchants.
and the showing refit etc d great credit,
upon the completeness and attractive
iu.. of th * s tock c-rr’ed > y |<enl too*
chant.. The Harri on Dry Goods Com
pany, McNair’s. Itoli ck Store and Aziz
Hrnthets pruvi Vd choice models from*
th' ir locks from t h** display, the btier I
company showing men’s clothes as well
a. »n -dels for lad** . Mi * Amaya dis
played an attract iv- collrctioi of new
spring hits, selected from her stock
Tie Model shoe store furnished late
model: of st.ili'-h hoes for the cos I
turn* i shewn by McNair
Another style show will b • presented
S' turday night, and other spiing and
iimni' r style from th** stocks o'
Hrt wnsville merchants will be shown
The other entertainments of yester
day' program wer* up to the hiir*
st n/larl of pievions perfonnanc* a.
Peggy W. id, < f “houiwilh Loo.” f rue
again drew prolonged appl'iu e with h<*r
hlne songs and j ju elec* ton-. M -
Ward earn** to Brown villc dir«rt front
th Junior Orpheum Circuit, white *h*
has Hem playing with a jnxz orehestr •
during the p" at set, oa. She is also a
experienced clothings model, an i ha '
gen etui charge of Ihe stjli show.
The daring hieyel* nr* «f Hoffman
and II gin s w is oi*” of the best numbt rs
•»n the program. The girls of lh<- *li Ido
(•ate Revue pri se tied an entir ly no*'
program of songs and dancer, in color
ful costumes, and were well received.
The appearanc** of Miss Van fill cr
•" • •• i provitig a rt ,«1 t r; ;.t 1 • P." wn -
viLe music lovers, and with her won' t”
fill voice and her delightful personal!
ty. she is proving one of the ! ig *it
t rt ;on - of thn exposition.
It dir; tion: this efterno' n were th*
the attendance records would again be
broken before the exposition closes t *
night, and Brownsville is preparing l
eat itain a tceord crow i tomorrow.
Many Valley residents whz> have been
deterred from ; tlenditur the exposition
on nr* tint of th'* inclement weather, ere
p« it - d today and tomorrow. Th*
farmers in all part of the Valley have
been very busy the past work with
tlvir field w rk, but reports indie;
■ t • t hi v wiH i>e nr . ri
Million Dollars Worth of Li
quor Secured Through
Forged Permits; Records
of Withdrawals Have Dis
appeared
fBv Th.- / -cciated Press)
< JIM AISO. Feb. 29. Bight thousand
< >e of prewar ! onded whi. h >y val
in- ! at nearly y1 .miq.mio have vatu hed j
from the fede al tuu« itr lion ilfpot nil
th- Sibley w rehouse and storage com
pany here, according to a copyrightc'!
news story in the Chicago Herald and j
Kiammcr.
Withdrawal of th<* whi key from the1
government npervised ware house in |
which t h * accumulation of liquor was
among the largest in the country, was
i <■<mi di. bi d b\ forte i or s.u. d per- ^
mil - f'r me i in a I .•.In-key, On in w -
paper . Ail ui IhIi.iw iI re-uids of j
the coin|• ny are > aid t< have vaniffh d. i
A weeping inv« .tig; lion hss been or
der! d fcy Itoy A. Haynes, national pro
hihition commit., ioncr, according to the
new paper.
The withdrawal r>c' rds of the com
pany wi re spirited away by two men.
«£tj resenting themselves to he prohihi
ti*»n agents, who c lied rt the concentra
tion d pot and presented a letter pur
posing to rune from the internal rev
enue department directing that the rce
erdu he turned over to them. According
to prohibition officials the letter wa a
counterfeit and the signature forged.
An investigation of withdrawal per
mits on fill in the offices of the prohi
bition department, the newspaper states,
shows orders railing for fifteen fnt+itir*9
of whi-key were rai ed to ** 1 f»0** gal
Ions in numerous instances were found
to he forg-d.
The Sit icy warehouse and storage
company wrs designated by the feocral
g vernnunt as one of the thro- depots
in Illinois at which distiller should
bottle liquor and fill orders for me i
cirifil whiskey sanclicned under gov-1
eminent p rmits.
. _ A A_
THREE MEN HELD IN
CONNECTION WITH
CHICAGO SLAYING
(By The Associat'd Press’!
CHICAGO, Feb. "1>. Three men are
in jail th. ryed with murder or complic
ity in the slaying of John Duffy, whose
i»o-iy wi»" found in a road.'id - snowbank
last Friday several hours before that of
hi* wife was found in their apartment.
Tht. < held arc William Knjjrlkc, who
told 11.1 ice he was present when Duf.'y
kill'd his wife duri.ip a quarrel on Feb.
1*0, ae I who last nijrht re-enacted the
h'Mii iiA* as he told it. in the apart -
ment vheitt hi r -Indy was found; t’lrl
Hein, a friend of Knpeike, and J*iltan
K.iufm ti, commis>i< n merrha.it. said l.v
Ki'i’i Ike t«» hav' furnished the autoir.o
Idle in which Duffy was to make hi
escape.
Disappointment In Love
Caused Suicide Of Well
Known Writer And Actress
NKW YORK, FY1>. 21*.—Disappointment
in love, besides literary and theatrical
failures, cau- ed Yallie Btlnsco Martin,
formerly 'f Se;>tfle and Milwaukee, t
kill h TM-lf in h« r mother’s Riverside
Drive apartment yesterday, it was
learned treay.
Miss Marti ) w s said to have killed
her>elf le:is than an hour after *he had
returned horn) from pivyjpP'T party
'wo m
W \ 11 si
1* legrants sent to Edward B.
I
A. M 111 !i> 11 l’a i n:« i. ; <,r n
*■
torncy for Harry F. Sinclair; tl
' ,
wood or anyone else to bring j»r« ssGI
off the witness stand.
lie wittti. added that he was t.T
nev general to dismiss prosecution of tl
California.
The committee also cross examined ifl
declared the Denver group that intervened
were boug. t out by Harry E. Sinclair, had
•"conspiracy *’ between Sinclair and the Ibor
The senate itself, meantime, opened ami
by asking President C'oolidge in u resolution
TAX MEASURE IS
BEFORE HOUSE
Insurgents Lining Up With
Regulars to Defeat Garner
Plan With Compromise on
h Mellon Measure
f3y The Associated Press!
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, The house
vot d down an amt n‘ ment to the rev
enue bill which would hiive restored the
Mellon ieconi? tax rat: which were
| cleniinated with the ndeptioa of th
Garner democratic schedule.
The amendment was proposed by Rep
resentative Haw-toy, republican, Ore
gon. Organization leaders planned, after
hi rejection, to offer their compro
mise which would fix the suitax maxi
mum rt .‘$7 1-2 p.-r cent.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 29.—A one
fourth reduction in all persona! income
tax? payable this year was : pproved
today by the house. A propcsal to elim
inate the entire section of the revenue
bill carrying this provision was defeat 1
cd IH1 to 115.
WASHINGTON. Feb. *_1». 11 mine
republican insurgent- fortnally agreed
to support the republi an lonipromis'*
for tin* democratic iui-c.ii’? rales in the
reveuiie bill.
l‘?pr?sei)tNt*ve Nelson, Wisconsin,
leader of the group, said praetieaHy all
of the 17 insurgent- who voted for the
Garner plan would support the sub-li
tute to be offered by ISepresentat ive
i.ottgw ortb. Ohio, republican leader.
Heunion of the republi* att forces,
leaders said, would forte a rejection of
tin* tinnier rates mi a final vote this
afternoon.
While the house leader** were in con
sultation there were imli at ions at the
White House that 1‘resilient Coolhige
might be preparing to pnbihdy set forth
his attitude toward compromise.
Some weeks ago some of those close
to the president predicted that he might
veto a compromise measure which d«*
parted mate, mil/ from the schedules
of the Mellon idan.
The compromise plan developed yes- j
terday fm normal income rates of - per
cent on in-ones under tM.tNRt; fVs-e per
«cut on incomes between and
$s,p.(h|, end six per cent on income,
over that amount.

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a dm ini
eotmnil
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.Ml i.lMll.
ii, '.r
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gran».
ilc added, howerf
i’d friend of mine
hi,n a (nuple of mm
farts in the oil inqul
Z'M ly a l.i - I hi* "7
to whether .Sinclair al
■ >>IHjM l|i ,| 1,1 allf'V IT
i tuerl
opinion l hat they cotiM.1
1'almrr said lie hail unt|
\ l - " ;, lul d' li :< d Ii*' was
the interests of “the man
I' . i !. " . J-iiiii i' Major ~>i«
his telegrams to McLean at I'l
•• I did not take up this um
Sen:tor t'nderwood. 1‘aliuer .*
a ked about a report sent t«f
that he had done so. 1
Hi also denied that he ha
ill,, matter with another 1
Walsh of Montana, and t'hairl
r .«» "
**J iil<i aq( have .1 living -""I v.1.
on Senator Walsh," I'aliuer said
qiie:ti< iic*| about another of Maj*
ielcgram - iM 1 .i»nn, ,
Tt ?tif> ir.,.' that he hail nrvn 1 epi
sen led K. I.. 1 tobetiy, Caluier raid smil
ingly :
“I rather regret that considering the
site of the fees he paid.”
('ailed to the stand as soon as the
committee met Mr. Calmer, as a Quaker
“affirmed" his intention of telling the
truth instead of swearing, and Senator
I till, democrat, Washington, look op the
rxaminat ion.
“I've been a friend or acquaintance
of K. It. McLean for some years,” Mr.
Calmer said. * Itnt in this ease I be
came his attorney. John Major, an cnif
ploye of M . I .can, raiue to me on Decerns
of I ember o, showing 111*’ '
telegram from Mr. McLean as hi*
thority for retaining me.”
and Major's 1
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