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-—-- THE VALLEY FIRST—FIRST IN THE VALLEY—LEASED WIRE SERVICE OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS—(/P) - ■ ■ — ■. ’ 1 .... Thirty-sixth year—no. m brownsville. Texas. Friday, January e, 1928 ten pages today_6c a copy I Iff COMMISSION TORUSHWORK . ON FIELD HERE Creager Urges Prep aration for Air Mail Not Be Delayed; To Present Proposal / —_ The city commission will call * bond election at the earliest possible date to finance the purchase of a elte and the construction of a mod ern airport for Brownsville. By a unanimous vote the commis sion Friday morning approved a res olution presented by the airport com mittee of the Chamber of Commerce recommending the calling of an elec tion to vote bonds tn the amount of $100,000 for an airport. The formal call for the election is expected to be issued within a week, the commission to hold a spe cial session when the committee will present recommendations covering every phase of the project. R. B. Croaker, chairman of the airport committee, stated that an op tion had been secured on a 610-acre site six miles north of the city limits on the Paredes Line rosd on property belonging to John Gregg end H. H. E. Pohl, who had offered the entire tract at $50 per acre. Mr. Gregg owns about one-third of the required acreage and Mr. Pohl the remainder. Mr. Gregg's land ad joins the paved highway, but he agreed with the committee to sell it to the city at the same price as that asked by Mr. Pohl. Mr. Creager state* he had heard that the Singer. Rahb aryj other in terests in the vicinity of Loma Alta ,*tfered to donate a site to the end Mayor Cole ad'ised that the committee get in contact with • those land owners, ascertaining their proposition and the probability of Pitting a paved highway to the site. S. K. Hallam also suggested a site In the Loma Alta section. The com mittee will make a thorough survey ef the various sites, paving and ether essentials and report at a called meeting. R._B. Creager urged the rity com mission not to delay In presenting the bond issue to the voters, and received the assurance of Mayor Cole and the members of the com mission that the election would be called as soon as the necessary de tails can be arranged. “Brownsville will be the Amerl ean terminal for the Latin-American air mail service. Mr. Creager said, “and it Is incumbent upon us to provide, at the earliest possible mo ment. the facilities that will be de manded for this service.** He stated be considered the air mail and air commercial service of paramount Importance to the future developmenl •f Brownsville. Man ‘Set on Fire By Enemy’ Dying 8AN AVTONTO. Tex., Jan. 6. (AV Felling an almost incoherent story ef having been set on fire bv an enemy. Luciano J. Villar. 21. lapsed Into unconsciousness after dragging! himself t* bis home early today. i Hospital attendants said that he would probably Hie. Patrolman R. Dehona passed Villar’a home as the letter was trying to drag himself up the front steps. His clothes were burned from his body and his bodv was terribly burned. He apparently *bad dragged himself for several blocks. Villar, who la a laborer famed a man whom he said is an enemy and i ■aid that sometime Thursday night the rrfan had thrown gasoline on him and Ignited It with a match. WEATHER For Brownsville and the tawer Rio Grande Valley: Mostly cloudy and unsettled tonight and Saturday; ftrobably v.ith occasional rains; slow y rising temperature. For East Texas: Cloudy tonight and Saturday; probably local rains In south portion; warmer tonight, and in east and aouth portion Sat urday. Light to moderate northerly to easterly winds on the coast. DAILY RIVER BULLETIN There will be no material change In the river during the next few ' days. Flood Prceet-t St Hr. St Br Stags 8 tars Cho*. Bain Del Rio ..... 10 .12 Eagle Tase ... 1* 8 1 6 0 .31 Laredo ..... “"6.1 0.(1 1.56 Rio Grande •* "l 5.8 O.o 1.5p Mission . 12 R.t +6.2 .47 San Benito .. 23 in 2 -,0.1 .27 Brownsville . 18 5.6 0.0 .16 TIDE TABLE High end low tide at Point Isabel tomorrow, under normal meteorologi cal conditions: High ......ss........... 5:15 p. m. j>ow .. 8:41 a. m. MT8CELLANEOIR D VTA Sunset today.5:51; Sunrise tomorrow .. 7:19 a. ra. i WHERE PRESIDENT MAY STAY j m jii . T . _ _ . _ - - - — «»»-r - »• • VV. Here is a view of the Fujul House, Havana. Cuba, purchased by the government for the new U. S. legation in the Cuban capital. Although plans for President Coolidgc's trip to Cuba in January call for his oc cupancy of a wing of the Cuban presidential mansion, he may be quartered at the new legation if the furnishings are ready in time. Mexico Aviation Chief Seeks L. S. Aid For Air Mail With the airport situation here nearing a head by the action of the city commission. George H. Hihl, manager of the Mexican Avia tion company, of Tampico, is sched uled to stop over here Saturday af ternoon on his way to Washington and New York in the interest of the proposed airmail line from Mexico City to Matsmoros. This informa tion was contained in a special dis patch by airplane from R. J. Watts, staff correspondent of the Houston Chronicle. He will confer here with R. B. Creager, who has been deeply in terested in the airmail situation here. While in the East Mr. Rihl will seek financial aid in the matter of the Mexican airmail service, for which he already has the conces FLOOD ROUTS MEXICO TOWN Residents Fleeing To High Ground Sans Food, Clothing CHIHUAHUA. Mex.. Jan. §. (*V Reporte to the Associated Press cor respondent tell of a rain and snow storm that lasted six days and wreck ed Ratopilas and other nearby towns. Inhabitants of the district, accord ing to the report#, in a tragic cara van are seeking shelter beyond the flood area. Mothers with babies in their arms and old men and women i of the inundated area, all of them cold and hungry and some of them with little clothing, are trudging their way through snow and water to places of safety. Ratopilas. in the state of Chihua hua. considered one of the richest silver mining districts in the world, is a scene of desolation, according to repots. Travelers reaching Chi huahua from the flooded section said a cloudburst in the Cerro Colorado destroyed a dam and th# flood that followed formed a sea thnt sub merged the Ratopilas mining proper ties. The Rio de Plata is a raging torrent. It is reported that workers quick ly abandoned the property and peo ple on both sides of the river be gan a hurried flight to higher land, i Great bumps of sand on which sur face silver could be seen caused mary refugees to pause in their flight to get the silver, hut they were forced by the flood to abandon their efforts. The city ©f Ratopilas ts reported | to be in a most precarious situation. Similar conditions are said to exist in Ocampo, and the Tarahumara ns- j tire* of the rep:on are said to be in flight to safety, most of them j without food or adequate clothing. Western Union Texas Chief Dies! - .- . DAL LA?. Tex.. Jan. f. Feed trick A. Mohr. 52. general manager of the Gulf division of the West ern Union Telegraph company com prising Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas, died at his home here today. During Mr. Mohr’s service as gen eral manager, many improvements were made in Western Union ser vice in the Southwest, including es tablishment of direct telegraph lines to Mexico City. He had been em ployed by the company for 37 years.: having started as a messenger boy. I sion, and will offer aid and advica , in every way possible to the govern ment on the proposal to establish the airmail aervice from Washing ton to the border at Brownsville, by way of Houston and Corpus Chria ti. Mr. Rihl is making the trip from Tampico by plane, and will probably continue his journey to the east from here in the same manner, pos sibly making stops at Dallas and St. Louis. He will leave Tampico early Saturday morning, in a plane piolted by E. J. Snyder, crack bird man for his company, and will ar rive here about noon. In the event he continues his journey by plane ha will in all probability stop here over night, and begin his hop afresh early Sun day. Otherwise he will probably leave Saturday night. He will carry with him into the eastfrn money capitals of the Unit ed States a fresh announcement from the Mexican government that a aection devoted to commercial aviation has recently been organiz ed by the department of communica tions. An active campaign ia to be start ed by the government to foment aviation activities, it has been an nounced from Mexico City. An aviation school, for the training of Mexican pilots and mechanics is to be opened immediately. Val Buena field at Mexico City, made historic by the activities of Col. Charles A. Lindbergh during his stay there, is to be converted into a regular airport covering a square mile of ground, and all tha necessary facilities, such as shops, hangars, etc., will be provided. A total of 150 thousand pesos is to be expended on the field, it has been announced. The concessions being granted commercial lines provide that the government may acquire up to 50 per cent of the stock of tha new companies, it is announced. On his trip east Mr. Rihl expects to be able to interest capital in New York to enlarge his company sufficiently to operate an airmail service daily between Mexico City and Brownsville, via Tampico, and from Mexico City on Southward. An increase in postage in Mexico amounting to two cants ia expected to be used for air mail service, it has been announced by John J. Newell, president of the American chamber of commerce, in Tampico. It is hoped by Mr. Rihl to have hie company in shape to handle im mediately the Mexican end of the proposed air mail service from Washington when it atarta. Hughitt, Pioneer Kail Chief, Dies CHICAGO, 111., Jan. «, 0P>— Marvin Hughill, for more than half a cen tury a conspicuous figure in Ameri can railroad history, died today at his home in Lake Forest following a stroke of apoplexy yesterday. Mr. Hughill, 90. had aerved for forty years as president, chairman of the board, and chairman of the finance committee of the Chicago & Northwestern railway and for more than fifty yeara had been identified with th# history of that system, be ing active at at his desk until yes terday. Radio Board Charged With Monopoly Plan WASHINGTON. D. C.. Jan. *. (JPh Charges that the federal radio com mission is seeking to create a monop oly of the air through the National Broadcasting company chain wera laid today before the senate inter state commerce commission by P. W. May. manager of station WTRL at Midland Park, N. J. HERALD GETS NEWS BY WAY Spe e d Happenings Of World to Valley Subscribers Combining tho service of The As sociated Press, the greatest new* gathering agency in the world, with the automatic printing telegraph ma chine, the latest invention for rapid communication. The Brownsville Herald, Monday morning will begin giving to its readers an unexcelled news service. The Herald has been for many years a member of the Associated Press and the new automatic ma chines have been installed in the editorial rooms and are now being given final tests in preparation for inaugurating the regular service Monday morning. The public will be welcome in the editorial rooms to see the printers at work. The automatic printer has a carry capacity of 2,400 words an hour and will deliver to member newspapers the greatest volume of state, country and world news that can be carried over a single circuit. The automatic printer used by The Associated Press is one of the most noteworthy devel opments in the field of telegraphic transmission in many years. A tingle printer circuit will deliver into a newspaper office a minimum of 16,000 words of news in eight hours. Perfection of the automatic circuit has grown from experiments which The Associated Press began many years ago. From the rather crude mechanism that was used at that time has been developed a machine that resembles a standard typewriter. It is controlled by electrical impulse* which ate set in motion by an oper ator at the distant filing point. The impulses form letters which become pages and then reams of new* dis patches from which the newspaper selects many thousands of words to puhl.sh for its readers. One thousand of thesa machines are now in operation throughout the country. Since its practicability was proven, the use of the automatic printer in distributing the news report of The Associated Press has expanded rapid, ly. The trunk circuits, or main chan nels of its wire system which link up (Continued on page two) ENGINEERS TO VISIT VALLEY Accept Invitation to Make Survey For Valley Port Th* board of U. S. Army engineers have definitely accepted the invita tion of the Lower Rio Grande Val ley, Houston, Beaumont and other Texas cities to make a survey of the Texas Gulf coast harbors and th* proposed harbor at Point Isabel. __ Louis Cobolini, chairman of the Valley port committee, received the following telegram Friday from Sen ator Earle B. Mayfield: “Board of engineers have accepted invitation to go to Houston. Gen eral Jadwin will not make the trip, but will instruct the committee to visit your city.” The date on which the board will leave Washington has not been an nounced. but it is believed they will start on their southern trip about January 28. arriving in the Valley after spending a day at Houston. Whether the board will make a survey of other port projects on the Texas coast has not been ascer tained. An effort will he mad# to induce them to remain in th# Val iev three or four days, making a complete aurvev of all sections trib utary to the Point Isabel harbor. Mrs. Snyder In Delay Move Loses NEW YORK, N. Y„ Jan. 8. (jPi— Hope of Mrs. Ruth Snyder for post ponement of the date of her execu tion on January 12 was apparently dashed again today when It was an nounced that argument on a motion for jury trial in the suit brought against her by the Prudential In surance company was adjourned un til January 13. Edgar Hazelton, of Mrs. Snyder’s counsel, made the application for a jury trial and it wax considered pos sible that the data of Mrs. Snyder’s execution might be postponed in the event that supreme court justice levy ruled that she would be needed as a witness. FALLS BENEATH TRAIN FORT WORTH. Tex.. Jan. 8. Falling beneath a freight train. J. Donald Harris. 48. switchman, wss rear death today. H# suffered the l«s* of ap arm and another was badly mangled. % . 4a .. .. .V, SCHWAB LEARNED * * * ABOUT HAPPINESS * * * FROM CARNEGIE NEW YORK. Jan. Charles , M. Schwab learned from Andrew Carnegie to approach life in a happy frame of mind and to seek the friendship of his fellow men. Receiving the commercial peace medal from the Arbitration So ciety of America, Mr. Schwab ex plained that Carnegie got a letter from one of the directors of his steel company complaining that board meetings were not serious enough. In reply Carnegie sent from abroad a picture of a laugh ing monk to be hung in the board room with the admonition to the directors to look at it when they felt serious. BOULEVARD TO BE COMPLETED City Will Pave Nine Blocks to Connect Pavements Paving of nine connecting blocks on Palm boulevard between Jeffer son street and the pavement of the Los Ebanos subdivision received the unanimous approval of the city com mission at its meeting Friday morn ing when Commissioner A. C. Hipp presented the paving resolution and moved its adoption. Tavement of the Boulevard will provide a second outlet from the heart of the city to the Paredes Line road, and is expected to result in the immediate development of all property between the school grounds and the city limits in I.os Ebanos ad dition. The same system of boulavarding will be followed in the jew paving, twenty feet of pavement on each side of a twenty-foot parking in the cen ter. When this work is completed the Boulevard will extend from Fronton street through Los Ebsnos to the city limits, one of the longest boulevards in South Texas. Efforts will be made to hav* the Missouri Pacific construct an under ground crossing at the point w-here the Piper spur crosses the poule vard. Members of the city commis sion pointed out that the traffic over the boulevard will be heavy and that a crossing of this kind will assure safety. Bids on the paving of approxi mately nine blocks, including prac tically all that area between Four teenth street and the post wall with Monroe street as its northern boun dary, were approved. Bert M. Cromack appeared before the commission w-ith the suggestion that Fourteenth street be widened to 40 feet, and stated that a number of the property owners had approved tha plan. Contract has been let for the paving of th;s street the present width of 2S feet, and Thirteenth «treet will also be paved through to Lincoln which will he naved to Fourteenth at the Summit Filling Station. The city will also raise and widen the culvert on the city resaca on Fourteenth street. Carbon Monoxide Fatal to Texans DALLAS, Texas. Jan. *. (^--Over come by carbon monoxide poisoninp. Walter Thompson and his wife, Lula, were found dead in their home here late Thursday nipht, it was revealed today. They had been dead since Sunday, physicians said. Thompson failed to po to work as usual, and bv Thursday his employers notified police who broke into the house. Thompson was on the bed, while Mrs. Thompson was aittinp in a chair nearby. Two pas stoves in the room were burning. While an investigation has not been completed Justice of the Peace Pen H. Flie expressed the belief that bcause of the extremely cold weather here Sunday, the stoves were turned too hiph. excess pas escapinp and falling the room with carbon monoxide. 1 lead, 2 Shot In Liquor Raid LUBBOCK, Tox., Jan. «.—fjm—Bill Richardson, about 60, was killed and R. B. Lester. 30, and Byron Lewis, 25, were sliphtly wounded in an encoun ter here last nipht with Sheriff H. L. Johnston and Chief Deputy Vernice L. Ford. Neither of the officers was wounded. They said they had con fiscated 78 quarts of corn whiskey. The officers were out to stape a raid, the second in successive nights, at the time of the shooting. Richardson was under a $1,000 bond as a result of a recent indict ment charging sale of intoxicant*, and Lester, known a* “Oklahoma Bla'kie.” also was at libertv under bond* totalling $3,000 on indictments changing sale of intoxicant*. I-ewis. ( whose home is at Amarillo, is not | known htra. I NICARAGUANS GIVE HONORS TO LINDBERGH i Lone Eagle Win* Pop ulace; Surprise Ex pressed at Youth of Flying Colonel MANAGUA. Nic." Jan. bPI Nicara.ruans from peon to president I today took delight in honoring thej Lone Eagle. They were amazed above all else at the youth of tho air ad venturer. Soon after he had seen Colonel ( haries A. Lindbergh President Adol fo Diaz said he “has no idea he would prove to be so young.-’ Many aged Nicaraguans shook hands with the flyer. They were visibly affected by the meeting. Lindbergh's trip of more than 1*5 miles from Tegucigalpa. Honduras, was made against a head wind. The flyer said that conditions were per fect and that the head wind did not bother him. He did not follow the air line between the two cities, going instead by way of Leon. He did this in order to avoid any possibility of passing over the territory in the northwest where six marines were killed in battle against the rebel gen eral. Augustmo Sandino. In that sec tion quiet prevailed today. To lie Dinner Guest The recent fighting and the bomb ing of rebels by marine corps planes did not dampen the ardor of those who came to join with Managua in honoring the ambassador of good will. All idea of revolution and poli tics was laid aside and one main item on Lindbergh's program today was a dinner in his honor by General Kiniliano Chamorra. whom the United States refused to recognize as a presi dential aspirant. Before the Spirit of St. Louis touched the ground, Lindbergh had learned that he was welcome. As he circled about, getting the feel of the ground for a landing, he saw the great airfield of more than 100 acres beneath him marked with flags and banners and beautifully decorated. A huge sign in block letters stood out clearly. It read: “Republics de Nica ragua Rienvenido.”—’’Welcome to the Republic of Nicaragua.” Landing Graceful The Spirit of St. Louis landed gracefudly. the Nicaraguan band played the Star Spangled Banner and as the familiary cry of ‘viva Lind bergh,” rose it was evident th»t an other Central American country had taken this tall slim youth into their heart. “Vivo los Estados Unidos,’’ they cried as Dr. Dana G. Munro. the American rhargo de affaires greeted the Dyer and presented him to the officials. A silver key to Managua was handed Lindbergh by the mayor. Children rnd senoritas threw kisses at him as he sped by automobile di rect to the historic Campo de Marte. homa of President Diaz. BANDIT PAIR MAKE ESCAPE Officers Fail to Find Robbers of Bank at Wildorado AMARILLO. Ter., an. 0P>—'The two bandits who yesterday afernoon robbed the Wildorado Mate Bank of $100 then saved themselves from ap parently certain capture by kidnaping W. E. O’Neal, president of the bank, and using him as a shield against a score of armed citizens, were still at large this morning with a score of officers searching for them. It is believed their trail has been picked up on the south plains near Lubbock. O’Neal was released after being taken two m;les from town by the bandits. Wildorado, 20 miles west of here in Oldham county, has been the scene of eight robberies in the last two years, the last pre vious attempt resulting in the death of one alleged bandit. O'Neal had reason to anticipate ycsterday'a rob bery and had transferred most of the bank's funds to Amarillo. LUBBOCK. Tex.. Jan. fAV Al though it had been reported from Plainview, 52 miles north of here, that the two men who robbed the Wildorado, Tex., bank yesterday were fleeing in this direction, officers were unsuccessful i ntheir patrol to were unsuccessful in their patrol to Lubbock. Members of the sheriff’s office here have information which leads them to believe the robbers are go ing toward San Angelo. Goodwill Ships Still At Tampico HOUSTON. Tex.. Jan. 6—(A*;—A message to the Houston Chronicle today said that Houston’s good-will ambassadors bad been held up at Tampico. Mexico, by bad weather that a continuation of their airplane ^ourne^^to Mexico City had bee# GERMAN ENVOY Here ie the latest photo of Baron Friedrich von Prittwiti, new German ambassador to the United States. He eomee to Washington from Rome. Italy, and haa experienced a long dip lomats career. MEXICOPLANSf RIGHT TO U. S. Non-Stop Hop Expect ed As Return Cour tesy for ‘Lindy* (Special to Tha Herald1) MEXICO CITY, Jan. A * re turn courtesy, a non-stop tlight, Mexico City to Washington, is be ing planned here by Mexican mili tary authorities in answer to Col onel Charles A. Lindbergh's visit. Captain Kmilio Carranza, who re cently made%a non-stop flight from Mexico City* to Laredo, Texes, and who ia regarded as one of Mexico’s foremost pilots, is expected to at tempt tha Washington hop. Funds ar§ being raised by sub scription to purchasa a whirlwind motor, similar to tha one need by Lindbergh in tbe Spirit of St. Louis, to be installed in a machine row being manufactured in the local shops st Valbuena aerodrome. Gen eral Pedro Caloca, acting in command of the Mexican air forces, together with the pilots and mechanical staff at Valbuena, head the list of sub scribers. Remus Loses In Freedom Fight CINCINNATI, O.. Jan. «. <JF— Georg# Remus, the former Chicago lawyer who becam# tho "king of bootlegger*" wai denied a writ of habeas corpus today and hia hope of evading punishment for the mur der of his wife turned to an appeal from the probate court order which found him insane and directed com mitment to the state hospital for the criminal insane at Lima. The decision was handed down by Judge Charles S. Bell of the court of common pleas. He granted Charles H. Elston, counsel for Re mus, time to perfect an appeal to the court of appeals, which prevent ed immediate removal of Remus to the Lima institution. Kidwell Rapped ! By U. S. Witness WASHINGTON, D. C.. Jan. «. OF - Walter S. Hartman, before whom affidavits were sworn in the Sin cIsir-Burns contempt ease, testified today that Mr*. Mary Kidwell and her son. Junior Edward Kidwell, each said they knew what was contained in the papers they attested to be fore him and that each swore to the truth of the documents. The witness was nlaced on the stsnd to combat testimony of Kid wcll that he was intimidated by the district attorney’s office and made to swear to statements he did not make in connecting the artieities of Burnt detectives in shadowing the Teapot Domo trial jury. New House-Seat Question Argued WASHINGTON. D. C.. Jan. «. OF— Tho right of James M. Beck, of Pennsylvania, to a seat in the house of representatives was urged today before a house elections committee, the issue being whether Mr. Beck's residence in the keystone state was valid. Represertative Garrett, of Tennes see. the democratic leader in the house, asked that Mr. Beck's eligi bility he determined when the latter took the oath of office at the be ginning of the present session, and today the democratic lender said tho question was whether Mr. Beck was an inhabitant of Pennsylvania at the time of his election. He contended that a man could *»« a citiaau with out Mtr mm hriMftfaartt 1 f ASKED. CHAIN GROCER TELLS POLICE Disaster to ‘You and Your Family’ Prom ised If $5,500 Not Paid in Memphis MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 6. —(/p)—A letter threatening disaster to “you and your family” unless he left $5,600 in old $100 bills at a spot under a railroad trestle to night, was received today by Clarence Saunders, chain grocery store magnate. It was signed “the three ghost men.” “This is the only notice we shall give you,” read the let ter, which warned Saundera not to notify the police aa “we don’t intend to take any foolishness.” The letter, written on a typewriter, concluded with these words, written in cap ital letters: “Don’t fail! If you do ft will be the most brutal crima ever committed:” Saunders met the chal lenge ' ith an announce ment that he would not pay the money, but would pay a reward of $1,000 for the ar rest of the letter writers. Ha has three children, Amy Clair, 15; Lee, 21, and Clay, 18. Hickman Case to Test Sanity Law LOS ANGELES. Calif- Jan. (&)—A eomplata tryout of Califor nia’* new laws governing insanity as a defense in criminal casee ap parently will he involved in the trials of William Edward Hickman on the two murder indictments which ho faree here. The 19-year-old youth fiva daye ago pleaded “not guilty by reason of insanity” to charges of kidnap ing and slaying little Marian Par ker. Yesterday within a few hours of his indictment together with hie lfi-year-old accomplice, Welhy Hunt, for tha murder of C. Ivy. Thom*, in a drug store holdup, he entered the alternative plea of the new and lit tle tested California law—“not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity. ” So little used has been the new law—Hickman's being the first ease in Los Angeles county—that court attendants were confused by the new plea and it first was reported as the same as that entered to the Marian Parker murder charge. The confusion was increased by the fact that on hia arraignment Hickman first started to state hia plea. When the defendant himself became in volved in the legal phraseology, hia attorney stepped forward and asked the court to permit him to plead fog his client. The difficulty was straight*ne4 out when Richard Contillon. Hick man's Los Angeles attorney, re stated for newspaper men the plea entered. Officer Shot At Nacogdoches Dies NACOGDO< HES. Tex.. Jan. t.—'JFl —Sheriff T. G. Vaught died In a hos pital here at 11 o'clock Friday from the effects of pistol wounds received early Wednesday. Deputy Sheriff Carl Butler la un der bond of S3,500 on the charge of assault to murder in connection with the case. It will he changed, author ities said to murder. Sheriff Vaught was delirious from 3 o'clock Thurs day afternoon until his death. Mem ber* of his familV were with him when he died. A meeting of the county eom missioners court was expected e^on to ram* a new sheriff. SLAYS SELF NEW ORLEANS, La.. Jan. —William M. Friess. 04. killed him self at his home here today by fir ing a bullet through his head. De spondency over the death of hia wife three years ago was given a* the probable cause. BANKER DIES SHERMAN. Tex.. Jan. (AV-T. D. Joiner. 75, chairman of the board of directors of th# Merchant* * x Planters National Bank here, and f'’f yevrs a wholesale grocer, died to