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DHINGS hapj>ened so fast in the
hotel project yesterday afternoon
that the boys in The Herald office edi
torial rooms ran around like a chicken
with its head cut off for a while.
Early in the day a story was prepared
and put into type to the effect that
Percy Tyrrell of San Antonio and his
associates had taken under advisement
the propositi011 of building a hotel in
Brownsville. There was nothing to do
but wait for developments. It was
thought that story would hold’ for the
However, the paper had been “tipped
•off” earlier that there was another deal
afoot which might beat Mr. Tyrrell and
gnd his associates to the hotel even
though they were willing to build it.
But the editors of the paper thought
they had “the story on ice” for the
next day—today. However it was
“busted” at the Rotary Club meeting
at 1:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon by
Sim Tucker, and a representative of
The Herald at the meeting, four miles
from town, almost went crazy in bis
effort to get into telephone communica
tion with the office, tell them to
“dump” the earlier story and get at
least a bulletin on the fact that the
contract for a hotel had been closed.
T:mo was short, as The Herald goes
f t press at 2 o'clock. Of course, the
storv came out on schedule, with the
assistance of Mr. Tucker, Mr. James and
Mr. Dickinson.
Brownsville is fully appreciative of
the interest of Percy Tyrrell of San
Antonio. H. Josey. also of San An
tonio, an<l J. B. Charles of Oklahoma,
in coming here to investigate the pos
sibilities of a hotel. While these
gentlemen d'd not definitely commit
themselves, they left the impression
among those who talked with them that
they looked with favor on the proposi
tion. However, things were fast com
ing to a head on the hotel project from
another direction, Messrs. I,ee B. .Tame-'
and A. D. Dickinson, and a deal with
th em was closed. The hotel committee ]
had accepted the poliev that the first
man to make a satisfactory proposition
we-ld be dealt with.
So we get the hotel.
* * *
This means the starting ot a $400,000
single building project in Brownsville
within the next few months.
At the corner of Ninth and Elizabeth
streets there is now underway a one
story brick building which will have a
frontage on Elizabeth street of 200
feet, extending back to the alley a dis
tanee of 120 feet. It will cost, about
*40 000, is being built by Mr. Cook ot
Dallas and is under lease to the Patte
son Motor Company, Ford-Lincoln deal
ers of Brownsville.
Aziz Bros., owners of the building at
the southeast corner of Elizabeth and
El*" enth streets, have under consid
eration a modern two-story building for
4he:r store. Its cost will not be undet
The crowded condition of the public
schools of Brownsville presages the
erection of at least one new building
and possibly additions to one or two
ot hers.
There are several homes under con
st i"etion posting from $!T00n to $700(1
a”tl one home is being considered
which, when completed, will cost about
*nr> 000.
S'-ores of persons have recent!'
>mn"ht building sites in the city, most
ly in West Brownsville.
It is safe to say that within the next
ye->- there will he buildings built ot
under construction in Brownsville at a
(Continued on page 2.)
BERLIN. March 12.—Dr. Walter Si
mons took the oath today as acting
president of the German republic to
succeed the late Friedrich Ebert. Like
Herr Ebert, Dr. Simons did not add the
“so help me God” which is left op
tional in the oath as prescribed by tba
Brownsville and vicinity: Partly
cloudy tonight and Friday, possibly
showers; not much change in tempera
East Texas: Partly cloudy tonight
and Friday; probably showers in south
portion. Moderate easterly to souther
ly winds on the coast.
Wnathtr Conditions
Partly cloudy to cloudy weather pre
vailed over most of the country at the
morning observation. Light, local pre
cipitation occurred in Tennessee. Ken
tucky, Missouri. Pennsylvania, and in
the New England states since last re
port. It was colder in most southern
and eastern states this morning, and
somewhat warmer throughout the west
ern half of the United States. Tem|>era
ture readings were below the seasonal
average, however, throughout the north
ern two-thirds of the country. An
other “high" attended by severely cold
weather appeared over the Canadian
Northwest this morning.
The lowest temperature last night at
Texas stations ranged from 32 at Ama
rillo to 70 «t Corpus Christ!.
Leader Was Identified
With All Public Life
of Country; Opposed
Central Government
(By The Associated Press.)
. PEKING, March 12.—Dr. Sun Yut Sen,
upon whose head the Manchu dynasty
fixed a price of $200,000 when Dr. Sun
was campaigning for a republic in
China, died here today from cancer of
the liver. He was *>.'{ years old.
Called "China's man of destiny" by
many, Dr. Sun was identified with al
most every phase of public life in his
country. He was first president of the
republic created in 11H2, and in recent
years he had maintained an administra
tion, styled the southern government
of China, at Canton. In his declining
years he opposed the' central govern
ment .at Peking. Dr. Sun was stricken
when he arrived here late in January as
a delegate to a conference having for
its purpose the unification of China,
At his death bed Dr. Sun was sur
rounded by members of his family and
several leaders in the Sun Yut Sen
party, who were attracted to Peking by
the approaching death of tt.eir leader.
"I want to be embalmed like my friend
Lenine, the Russian leader," said Dr.
Sun just before he died. He asked also
that he be buried at Nanking, where he
first served as president.
The body was sent to the Rockefeller
hospital for embalming. Orders have
been cabled to Moscow for a casket
similar to that used for the burial of
Sid Hardin Is District
Director; Convention
Sid Hardin, of Mission, received the
honor of being chosen one of the dis
trict governors of the state Rotary:
club at the two-day session just con
cluded at Galveston. Mr. Hardin being
chosen head of District No. 17. one of
the three districts into which the old
District No. 13 has been divided.
Mr. Hardin first gained fame in Ro
tary circles at the San Francisco con
vention a few years ago when the Mis
sion club, of which he was president,
was found to have the best attendance
record in the United States. Attend
ance ha 1 been perfect for more than a
Election of the district governors
who succeeded to the territory presided
over last year by Hariy Rogers of Sat
Antonio will take place at the 1925 in
ternational meeting at Cleveland.
Although divided into three groups,
the convention went on record as fa
voring tri-district meetings each year.
Other resolutions adopted favored the
suppnit of the campaign now being
waged in Texas to reduce grade cross
ing casualties and resolutions of thanks
to local interests and visiting interna
tinnal officers and committee members.
The Amarillo club won the Galves
ton attendance trophy, for the thin'
consecutive time, which makes this cup
the permanent property of the club
A resolution to place the name of Harry
Rogers, district governor, of San Anto
nio. in nomination for a national di
rectorship was passed at the meeting.
* * *
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(By The Associated Press.)
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., March 12.—
Sai\i P. Lemly, fighting a city ordi
nance. went into the second day of
hiv hunger strike today fully deter
mined to forego food until he is re
leased fiom jail. He was placed in
jail for failure to pay fines, assess
ed for sending hm children to school
"No thank you." he replied as
lurch was offered him hv the turn
key shortly before noon today.
For forty hours he has not eaten.
Hi.s wife and five little children
visited him last night in hi.s cell.
Today two of his children, Irene
and Stella May, packed their dinner
pails and went to school unvacctnat
j ed. Leinly’s refusal to submit his
[ children to vaccination has caused
i city officials to scratch their heads
; for weeks, and now with a mass
meeting pl-nned for Friday night in
Lemly’s behalf they are in a quandary
what to do.
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| Woman Insured in Fav-|
cr of Companion in
Kansas City
fRv Th^ Associated Press.)
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. March 12.—
•Charfged in a dying statement by Mrs
Dr ra Gage, 52, of Atchison. Kansas,'
with having given her poison so that
he could collect insurance policies which
she had assigned to him, Roy M Turn
er, 25, was being held here today for
investigat ion.
Mrs. Gage died at a hospital yester
day shortly after she had been found
in her hotel room writhing in pain on
the floor. Turner, an Atchison real es ;
tate dealer and former University oT
Kansas football player, who came to
Kansas City yesterday with Mrs. Gage
was in the room when hotel employes
forced an entrance. Before her death
-the woman asserted that Turner gave
her a bottle which ho told her contain
ed corn whiskey. She said he threw
the bottle out the1 window after she
had swallowed a drink. Mrs. Gage was
immediately stricken. i
Turner denied to police that he had
poisoned Mrs. Gage but he would no^
sign a statement. He said he had two
•bottles of corn whiskey yesterday which
he bought in St. Joseph, Mo. Both
drank from one bottle anil later Mrs
Gage drank from the second hot tie,
Turner said. She complained the lio
tasted bitter, he continued. Sampling
the second bottle without swallowing
the liquor, Turner said he found it hit
ler and threw both bottles out the win
Turner said he held $7000 in insurance
policies on Mr<. Gage’s life, explaining
that lie had sold her a farm and was
holding the policies as security for
notes she had given him.
Turrer was under investigation in
1929 following the drowning of his
bride of five months when a canoe i
which the two were riding capsized it
the Cottonwood river near Vm porta
Kansas. There were no witnesses tc
the accident.
After a hearing the coroner’^ jurv re
turned a verdict of »cf'dental death. It
was brought out that Turner would v
reive SI7.900 in insurance which his
wife carried.
A ekcmierl analysis of the content'
•of Mrs. Gage’s stomach was ordered b>
the county coroner.
Sen Wrecks Drove Envoy
From Service, Wife Says
fBy The Associated Press )
NEW YORK, N. Y„ March 12.—
Mrs. .John Wallace Riddle, wife of the
United States ambassador to Argen
tina, whose resignation was accepted
yesterday by President Coolidgo, has
explained from her home at Farming
ton. Conn., how a series of sea mis
haps which she experienced was the
cause of her husband’s retirement
from foreign diplomatic service.
M rs. Riddle, then Miss Pope, was a
passenger on the Lusitania when it
was hit by a German torpedo off the
const of Ireland in 1915. Among the
1198 victims of the disaster were her
two traveling companions. Mrs. Rid
dle was thrown unconscious into the
water hul she survived. The shock of
the experience disabled her for sev
eral months and produced in her mimf
a dread of the sea that made ocean
travel for her an ordeal.
A year after the Lusitania disaster
sh.e was married to Mr. Riddle.
“Soon after our marriage,” said
Mrs. Riddle, “It became necessary for
ns to go abroad, in spite of my dis
taste for sea voyaging. On the trip
from England to Iceland a boiler
blew up aboard our ship. On the way
back the vessel burned at its pier in
Norway. The two experiences, link
ed with the Lusitania horror greatly
deepened my distrust of the ocean.”
However, when Mr. Riddle was ap
pointed ambassador to Argentina she
(Continued on. Page Two)
Provinces Find League
Pact Unsuitable Lead-!
er Tells Meeting of
Powers at Geneva
(R'1 The Associated Press)
GFNFVA. March 12.—Speaking to a;
chamber so closely packed that there i
was scarcely breathing space, Austen
Chamberlain, British secretary for for-|
eign affairs, delivered his long heralded ‘
discourse on the Geneva protocol for!
security and disarmament before the'
council of the league of nations today. '
One of the most important features i
of tiie address, whieh outlined the Brit- j
ish objections to the protocol, whs add-!
ed at the last minute. It was that tele- i
gear 'lie communication with the British !
dominions showed that Canada. Aus- i
tralia, New Zealand, the Union of South j
Africa and India were also unable to J
accept the protocol. Mr. Chamberlain,
said he was not vet in possession of
the views of the Irish Free State.
After emphasizing the sympathy that
existed throughout the British empire
with any effott to improve the inter
national machinery for world peace, the
secretary said that successive adminis
trations in Great Britain, with the full
approval of th<* self governing domin
ions not only had in theory favored ar
bitration. which was one of the fea
tures of the protncl. hut had practiced
it. 1 hey had not onlv preached dis
armament hut had actually disarmed to
the limi|t of national safety.
They had takpn a full share in creat
ing and supporting the league of na
tions and permanent cout^ of interna
tional justice, while the immense sac-'
"ices they had made in the cause of
general security were matters of re
cent history.
it, therefore. continued Mr. Chamber
lain, after consulting her dominions
and India, England saw insuperable oh
jections to signing and ratifying the
protocol in its present share, this was
not because she felt herself out of
harmony with the purposes the protocol
was intended to serve or was opposed
in principle to plans for clarifying the
meaning of the league of nations or
strengthening its provisions.
“Amendment and interpretations may
in themselves he desirable,” added the
British foreign secretary, “hut his
majesty’s government cannot believe
that, the protocol as it stands provider
a suitable method of attempting that j
The court bill providing for a separ
ate district civil court for Cameron and
Willacy counties is scheduled to come
up in the house this afternoon, accord
ing to Halbert Davenport, local attor
ney who is a member of .the committee
appointed to arrange for passage of the
billl.. The measure was expected to be
brought up yesterday on the floor of
the house, but was put off until today.
According to reports from Austin,
where J. K. Wells, local attorney, and
A. M. Kent, county attorne.y are at
the present time in the interest of the
bill, Mr. Kent is being boosted for ihc
position as district judge. The ap
pointment of a district judge will be
made by ^Governor Ferguson, in case
the bill passes the house as it is ex
pected to do.
Anti-Fascist Paper
In Italy Suppressed
(Rv The Associated Press.)
ROME, March 12.—The new voice of
opposition to the fascist regime in Italy,
the Risorgimento, a newcomer in Rome’s
if’wSpape’r ’field, was stifled by the
watchful government censor before its
fiist accents had a chance to reach the
public ear. The 'newspaper, which
claimed to he a continuation of the
Journal of the same name founded by
favour in 1848 and which had been
widely advertised, was suppressed by
the censor and all copies seized before
they got to the news stands this morn
American Who Saved
Bandit Victims, Dies
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PEKING, March 12.—Roy Anderson,
an American who distinguished himself
bv negotiating with Chinese bandits for
the release of 27 foreigners, who were
kidnapped for ransom at Suchow on
May 6, 1923, died here today of pneu
monia. He was formerly manager for
the Standard Oil company here.
Hotel Important Step
In Development Here
Fernandez Points Out
Corpus ( hristi is happy with
Brownsville over the prospects for
a fire hotel here as evidenced by
the following editorial from the
flood News For Us Too
Biownsville, who has looked
w'th soni" degree of envy at Cor
pus Christi hotels, is all enthused
over the prospect of a new hotel
there. From all accounts, Browns
ville needs it. We can all feel
elated if sh" g'ds it.
Hotels are pretty accurate ba
rometers of progress. The town
‘ of modern, a iequate hotdls is
likely to Ire a town that's getting
some place, and getting there in a
One of the best evidences of
Coipus f'hristi’s new lease on life
is the activity being shown by hotel
o-vnc:.;, who are greatly increasing
their f:ic lities to meet a demand
that i suro to come, and, at the
same time, to hasten t! at demand.
A new, up-to-date hotel at
Brownsville won’t hurt Corpus
( hristi in the least. If more visit
ors come to Brownsville—and a
new hotel will help to attract
them—make no mistake about it,
more visitors will come to Cor
pus (hristi. There’s plenty of
room for all of us to grow.
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Amendment Offered to
Defeat Object of Bill;
Oiv The Associated Press.)
AUSTIN', Texas, March 12.—A move
td amend the amnesty bill, so that it
“shall not condone, vindicate or act as
a justification of any acts heretofore
committed” by an impeached governor,
was made today when the hill came up
for final passage in the house.
The amendment was offered by Rep
resentative J. M. Purdue of Gilmer and
immediately Representative Ruben
Loft in of Tfenrietta, floor manager of
the proponents of amnesty, raised the
point of order.
Speaker Satterwhite announced h°
would pass the point of order to the
house for decision, but Mr. Loftin with
drew his point of order, and moved to
table the amendment.
Even then consideration of the hill
Was delayed, for 1 just as Mr. Purdue
prepared to speak in defense of h'S
amendment., he was interrupted for a
ioint legislative session to hear Mrs. 0.
1). Oliphant. national president of the
Auxiliary of the American Legion.
WILMINGTON. N. C., March 12.—
Gutzon Iiorglum. formerly directing
sculptor of the Stone mountain Con
federate memorial today announced he
would confer tonight or tomorrow with
a comwmittee from Atlanta with a view
to arranging a resumption of work on
the monument.
"The signing of the contract for the
| erection in Brownsville of a tourist
hotel by Lee B. James and A. D.
Dickinson is next to the coming here 20
years ago of the railroad, the most im
port .ait event that has taken place in
connection with the Brownsville of the
This opinion was expressed today by
John G. Fernandez, member of the cit
izens’ committee that had in charge the
matter of securing the hotel for
“The next move is, of course, to be
the collection of the bonus of $65,000,
and this work will commence at once,”
Mr. Fernandez said.
The citizens committee is composed
of John Gregg, S. C. Tucker, A. B. Cole,
W. B. Clint, J. B. Lindsey, A. Wayne
Wood, R. B. Creager, J. B. Scott, and Mr.
The bonus was raised about a year
ago and was in the amount of $65,000.
The amount is understood to be in the
form of notes, which are made payable
within 30 days of demand. A committee
consisting of E. J. Tucker, J. B. Lindsey
and A. II. Fernandez has been formed
on the collection matters, and letters
notifying the contributors to the fund
that the contract has been made for
erection of a hotel of 150 rooms and
that the notes are now payable, are to
be in the mails tonight.
James and Dickinson have deposited
the sum of $10,000 as an evidence of
good faith, and in addition they will,
within 60 days, supply a bond in satis
factory amount to further insure the
carrying out of the contract, it was an
nounced today.
“We have not yet considered th(?
matter of a site for the hotel,” Mr.
James said. "This will come up in good
time. We are going to build the finest
hotel possible, and the plans will be
made with an eye to beauty and attrac
tiveness as well as to comfort for the
guests. Mr. Dickinson and myself are
of the opinion that it will not cost any
more to erect a building of architectural
beauty than to erect a plain building.
"Our architect is a man who has made
a specialtv of nlanning attractive build
ings. and he will have ample opportunity
to test his craftsmanship on this struc
ture. He will leave for Florida in a
few days. We will follow the best ideas
of that state, which has some of the
finest tourist hotel structures in Am
•'The next important thing is a first
class road to the coast." Mr. James said,
“ft, is mv opinion that this same com
mittee that has acted in the hotel mat
ter should take up this matter. It is
important that we make it easv for
visitors to reach the beaches in the
Mr. Janies said that if everythin**
moves along as expected, t^o hotel
should be ready for opening within an
other year.
Wood Reported on Way
From Spain to Florida
(By The Associated Press.)
PARIS, March 12.-—An agency dis
patch from Cadiz, Spain, says that Os
borne C. Wood, former American army
officer who left Paris and Biarritz last
month for Spain and whose financial
affairs and travel have been followed
with much interest, has sailed on the
steamer West C'hetac bound for Tampa,
GREAT FALLS, Montana. March 12.
—The case of the United States against
Senator Burton K. Wheeler of Montana,
charged in grand jury indictment wltn
having accepted employment in a mat-,
ter in which the United States held
interest after his election as United
States senator, was set down by Judge
C. N. Pray today for trial in the United
States court here April 16.
Houghton Statement on
German Monarch Derided
(By The Associated Press.)
BERLIN, March 12.—The statement
of Alanson B. Houghton, former Amer
ican ambassador at Berlin and recent
ly appointed ambassador to the court
of St. Janies to the effect, as report
ed in dispatches from New York, that
the monarchial question will not be
an issue in Germany for the next ten
or 20 years, elicits much comment in
Gorman political circles. A noted
leader of the German nationalists ex
pressed the nationalist viewpoint as
follows: 1 '
“We are extraordinarily grateful
to Ambassador Houghton for dispos
ing of the monarchial myth. We
frankly admit we are monarchists,
but we do not believe a monarchy
thinkable at this moment. Our pre
sent aim is the consolidation of Ger
many internally and a monarchy is
our only final goal, realizable years
“We hope that the presidential sit
uation may so develop as to create
conditions by which stepping over
into monarchist form will cause as
little comment as a monarchy in Eng
gland or Belgium causes today. The
German people absolutely want some
one with authority at the head, to
whom they can look up. No matter
how great the power of the president
may be he will never satisfy the sen
timent of the German people for a
crown-ed head with a certain halo
about him."
Mysterious Deaths o f
Several Osages Near
Pawhuska, Okla., Are
Probed by U. S.
(By The Associated Press.)
PAWHUSKA, Okla., March 12.—With
subpoenas issued for a dozen persons
to appear before a court of inquiry
today to offer testimony in connection
, with the death of several Osage Indians
and a white lawyer in the fall and sum
mer of 11:22, officers said they expected
arrests of several prominent ranchers
to follow within 24 hours.
A half dozen conferences were held
here yesterday by J. Berry King, assist
ant state attorney general, who with the
assistance of Eustice Smith, a repre
sentative of the department of justice,
is conducting the investigation.
Court sessions will be private.
Several deaths of wealthy Osage In
dians in 1922 led officers to believe that
a “gang" was responsible for the mur
Anna Brown, said to be a wealthy
Indian girl, was found shot to death
in the spring of 1922. A short time
later Henry Roan, another Indian, said
to be related to Anna Brown, was
killed. Later the home of W. E. Smith,
Osage Indian, was dynamited and Smith,
his wife and a maid were killed. Smith
was also said to be a relative of Anna
Brown. A doctor living near Smith was
shot and killed shortly after the dyna
Charles Whitehorse and an Indian
girl were slain later and an attorney,
W. W. Vaughn, was killed in a mysteri
ous fall from the back of a train while
enroute to Pawhuska on business in con
nection with an Osage Indian estate.
(By The Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, D. C., March 12.—
President C’oolidge threw down the
gauntlet to his opponents in the senate
today by again submitting the nomi
nation of Charles B. Warren to be at
torney general.
Senator Walsh, a democrat, Montana,
said today he questioned the legality of
again bringing the Warren nomination
to the senate. He predicted that the
democrats would vote solidly against
confirmation and said he was prepared
to continue his fight against it on the
Big Increase in Wool
Clip Shown in Report
—» ■■ ■ *.—
(Bv The Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, D. C., March 12.—The
1924 mohair clip in six states which
produced 96 per cent of the United
tSates supply totalled 10,043,000 pounds,
the department of agriculture estimtaed
today. In 1923 the clip was 8,651,000
Texas which produces about 80 per
cent of the country’s crop clipped 8,471,
000 pounds or an increase of 1,371,000
Truck Markets
Ta/| 0.7 Via Naval Radio
1 UU <Xy Fort Brown
(Texas Warehouse and Markets
AUSTIN', Texas, March 12.—Carlot
shipments of fruits and vegetables—
pinach, Texas. 47; Virginia, 6; South
Carolina. 3; others, 5; cabbage, Texas,
63; loridFa. 61; South Carolina, 5; New
York, 26; Wisconsin, 0; others. 8; mix
ed vegetables, Texas, 53; others, 63;
total 116; lettuce Texas. 1; total, 36;
beets, Texas, 1; carrots, Texas, 10; mix
ed beets and carrots Texas, 24; grape
fruit. Texas, 7; total. 128; onions, Tex
as, 2; total, 56. .
Shipments by districts or origin, Tex
as—Beets. Lower Valley, 1 ; cabbage,
•Lower Valley, 62; Winter Garden, 1;
carrots, Lower Valley, 10; spinach, La
redo. 24; upper coast 5; Winter1 Gar
den 29; mixed beets and carrots, Lower
Valley, 24.
Shipping point information—Spinach,
unsettled. 30 to 40 cents cash track; 40
to 50 cents terms; cabbage, weaker,
agonloadws to growers, $6 to $10 ton
according to quality; cash track, car
loads. $8 to $10 ton; usual terms. $10
to $12; beets and carrots, unchanged.
Cabbage—Kansas City, five Texas,
12 track, steady, $2.00; Chicago, seven
Texas, 16 others, 49 track, steady, $2.00
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