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Guards Increased At
Legation Quarter;
American Mari n e s
.To Aid Defense
PEKING, May 17.—(JP>—Threatened
by advancing nationalist troops,
Peking was tense today. Larger pa
trols than usual moved through the
streets of the native city and about
the foreign concessions.
Preparations for the defense of
the legation quarter had been made
by th* guards, whose senior officer
is Iieutenant-Colonel Thomas Hol
comb, United States marine corps.
Japanese soldiers worked actively
I providing quarters for several hun
dred of their troops near the former
Austrian legation and strengthening
their defenses.
British nationals were warred by
their legation to be prepared to
move into the legation quarter at
short notice. Valuables were being
sent for safekeeping by both Chinese
*nd foreigners to the various lega
Building Wall
A new heavy wall of masonry rose
along the western boundary of tnc
legation quarter, which is already
protected by the great tartar wall on
the South. Heavy gates encased in
iron sheeting barred the entrances to
the Chinese city on the north. Along
many points in the enclosing wall
new loopholes were cut to permit
freer use of machine guns.
American troops were assigned to
defend the southern boundary, mark
ed by the tartar wall and they shared
the western “front” with the Brit
ish. The French took the east boun
dary and the Japanese, Italians and
British the north.
In the case of an emergency, Lieu
tenant-Colonel Holcomb a senior of
ficer would assume command of the
international force of 1.(150 defending
the quurter. This force includes tM
American marines. 325 British infan
try, 400 French colonial troops, 350
Japanese infantry and 125 Italian
Marines in Tientsin
In Tientsin, also threatened, 3,050
American soldiers formed a portion
of the defending force. The troops
there included the third marine
brigade under Brigadier General
Smedley I). Butler, a strong marine
aviation detachment and 850 officers
and men of the fifteenth infantry
tinder Brigadier General Joseph (.
< astner. Other forces at Tientsin
Include 2,200 French colonials, 1,000
British infantry, 400 Japanese and
875 Italians. Lieutenant Gereral Arai
of the Japanese army is senior of
Northern Force
Moves to Battle
SHANGHAI, May 17.—</P)—North
ern forces were moving into position
** today to battle against the Southern
ers threatening Peking as American
and other foreign troops prepared
Vto protect their nationals in Tientsin,
fearing it would fall into the hands
I 'of the nationalists.
" Companies of American and Brit
ish soldiers, who were beginning
their summer training at Shanhaik
wtn and Chinwangtao, were ordered
to return to Tientsin. American
marines, Italian and Japanese sol
diers barricaded the exposed points
in the foreign concession area and
threw walls of sand bags about them.
Other preparations for the defense of
the concessions v. forward stead
A dispatch to Kengo. a Japanese
news agency, from Peking said the
Manchurian adherents of the north
ern dictator, Marshal Chang Tso-Lin,
had decided to launch an offensive
against General Feng Yu-Hsiang,
southern (nationalist) commander.
The northern forces choose the
Peking-Hankow railway as the line
of their drive and for this purpose
Yang Yu-Ting, chief of staff under
Marshal Chang, and Chang Hsuer
Liang, the marshal s eldest son, left
for Paotingfu. about 100 miles south
west of Peking on the Hankow rail
C. T Wang, diplomatic committee
man of the nationalist government,
today said that anti-Japanese hos
tilities and propaganda had ceased
• nd that Chinese troops had been
withdraw!) from the areas in Shang
tung mapped out by the Japanese in
their demands. He asserted, how
ever, that the Nanking nationalist
government had as yet made no of
ficial decision in regard to the Jap
anese demands, which grew out of
the fighting at Tsinan.
The highest authorities of the na
tionalist government were in con
ference at Nanking considering “im
I portant international diplomatic
questions expected to arise follow
ing the expected imminent fall of
Peking.” No announcement was
made concerning the progress of the
, conference.
Japan Troops to
Go to Tientsin
A TOKYO. May 17.—<>P>-Tn view of
W |be increasing uneasiness in Peking
and Tientsin because of the nntional
ist advance, instructions were issued
to the Nagoya division today to divert
a regiment of infantry and a battery
or artillery from Tsingtao to Tient
A squadron of airplanes was or
dered to go from Jaran to Tientsin
to protect Japanese residents.
At the same time because of fear
of disturbances spreading to Man
churia a brigade of infantry, which
was sent to Shnntung from Dairen on
May 4. was ordered to return. This
reduced the force of Japanese avail- ■
thle in Shantung by R.50O men.
TOKYO. May IT.—(ff>—Official dis
batches say looting and plundering
■ re continuing in Tsinan. One hun- I
if red shops were raided last night.
Japanese and Chinese authorities are I
cooperating to suppress lawlessness.
TOKYO. May 17.—M*>-The flag
ship Pittsburgh of the United States
fleet in Asiatic waters sailed for
Tientsin. China, today after an eight
jay visit to Japan. Admiral Mark L.
Bristol will board the destroyer
Pillsbury at Shimoneseki for Tientsin
j Day in Congress
Senate goes back to tar bill debate
vhile house tackles Denison bill.
Coal inquiry continues before sen
ite interstate commerce committee.
House foreign affairs, banking,
fivers and harbors, naval, agricul
wre, military and Indian commit-1
ces study variety of proposals on;
| ||!endar». 1
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Miss Makens To
Be Business Club
Head In Mercedes
MERCEDES, May 17.—Miss Mary
Ann Makens, was elected president
of the Business and Professional
Women’s club, at their last meeting
to sjucceed Mrs. Wr. P. King, who has
been president of the organization
for the past two years.
Miss Makens has served as chair
man of the civic department, which
has staged the past two annual
Hiautifieation campaigns. Mrs. Artie
Sugg, secretary for the past two
years, was elected vice president.
Miss Ettie Ivey, parliamentarian for
the pa«t year, was elected treasurer.
Miss Myrtle Jones will continue a*
recording secretary. Miss Emma
Restorer was elected corresponding
Following the business meeting the
members attended an open lecture
riven by Theodore J. Morgan, who is
in Texas painting local scenes and
wild flowers. His nictures are on
exhibition at the Woman's club in
Barometric conditions and changes
were not very active since last re
port. and the weather continued
mostly cloudv and unsettled practi
rnlly throughout the rountry. Nu
merous showers and thunderstorms
i occurred within the last 24 hours
I throughout the great central valleys
and in the southern Plains states
and extreme northwestern Texas.
Temperature changes were unim
portant. and readings continued gen
erally near the seasonal average.
First figures lowest temperature
last night; second, highest tempera
ture yesterday; third, wind velocity
at 8 a. n.; fourth, rainfall past 24
Abilene . 68 82 14 .00
Amarillo . 50 62 — 1.02
Atlanta .. 64 72 — .05
Austin . 70 84 — .00
Boston . 50 66 10 .00
BROWNSVILLE .72 81 — .00
Chicago . 62 68 10 .14
Corpus Christi .. 74 78 10 .00
Dallas. 68 86 — .oo
Del Rio . 70 78 16 .00
Denver . 44 64 — .18
Datvatt . 54 64 — .71
Dodge City . 50 70 — .24
i El Paso. 60 82 — .00
Fort Smith .6t 84 — .22
Galveston . 70 78 10 .00
Helena . 48 72 — .00
Huron . 54 66 — .16
Jacksonville . 66 76 — .00
Kansas City. 64 76 — .00
Louisville . 61 <4 — .42
Memphis . 60 8ft — ,00
Miami . 68 76 10 .35
Montgomery .... 61 76 — .12
New Orleans.68 84 — .00
New York . 54 72 — .00
North Platte .... 52 74 — .20
Oklahoma City .. 58 78 — .40
Palestine . 66 86 — .00
Pensacola . 70 72 14 .92
Phoenix ........ 60 86 — .00
Pittsburgh. 62 70 12 .02
St. Louis . 66 78 14 .74
St. Paul . 56 64 — .01
Salt Lake City ... 18 64 — .00
San Antonio . 70 84 — .00
Santa Fe . 40 66 — .00
Sheridan . 40 72 — .00
Shreveport . 68 86 —% ,y*!
Tampa . 66 84 — .00
Vicksburg . 66 82 — .00
Washington ..... 58 76 — .00
Wifliston . 52 64 — .01
Wilmington . 60 76 — .00
Hidalgo Planning
$500,000 Issue For
New Highway
(Special to The Herald!
EDINBURG. May 17.—Plans for the
improving of another section of Hi
dalgo county’s roads have taken
another step forward with the calling
of a bond election of $500,000 fo
road district No. 4. which is in »r
around the town of Hidalgo. June 1
has been set as election date.
One hundred and eight resident
of the affected territory recent’,
signed a petition of the bond electio
and presented it to the commission
ers court. A public hearing was hel
on May 12.
Miss Florence Baker is to he judz
of the election. The polls will he
located in the Hidalgo school house.
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Texas Mother
Knew Answei
‘ Yes sir, T am certainly proud of
my little boy,” says Mrs. J. S. Beliak.
104 Huff Ave., San Antonio. “He':
the picture of health as you can see,
and 1 feel like he’ll always be that
way as long as I can get California
Fig Syrup. I have usjd it with him
ever since he was a year old. 1 knew
what to give him for his colds ar
his feverish, upset srells because
Mother used California Fig Syrup
with all of us as children. I have
used it freely with m\ baby and he
loves it. It always f.xes him up.
In many homes, lik* this, the third
and fourth generations are using
pure, wholesome California Fig Syrup
because it has never failed to do
what is expected of it. Nothing so
quickly and thoroughly purges a
child’s system of the souring waste
which keeps him cross, feverish,
headachy, bilious, half-sick, with
coated tongue, bad breath and no ap
petite or energy as long as it is al
lowed to remain in the little stomach
and bowels. Fig Syrnp gives tone
and strength to these organs so they
continue to act as Nature intends
them to do. and helps build up and
strengthen weak, pale and under
weight children. Over four million
bottles used a year shows its popu
larity. The genuina, endorsed by
physicians for oft vesrr. always bears
the word "California.'*
Pest Not to Spread As
Did Weevil, Thinks
Expert Visiting in
Valley Now
(Special to The Herald)
SAN BENITO, May 17.—Possibili
ty of a spread of the pink boll worm
through Texas and the remainder of
the United States as the cotton boll
weevil spread thirty years ago is
considered remote by Dr. S. B. Frack
er, in charge of domestic plant quar
antines of the U. S. department of
agriculture, who was in the Valley
Dr. Fracker was accompanied by
R. E. McDonald, state entomologist,
and J. M. Del Curto, state plant path
Dr. Fracker told of the work that
is being done in the ‘'Western Ex
tension” section of West Texas, where
the most recent outbreak of the pink
boll worm was reported, and also re
counted briefly a history of the in
festation in Texas.
He mentioned that P. A. Hoidale,
in charge of the fruit fly eradication
work in the Valley now, was largely
responsible for the complete eradica
tion of the pink boll worm in the
sections of East Texas where it was
first found, seven years ago.
Control and eradication methods in
the newly infested area, comprising
Dawson, Martin, Howard, Glasscock,
Midland, Ector and Andrews counties
in West Texas arc about worked out
now, he said, and. since the infesta
tion is light, there is every hope of
completely eradicating it soon.
Dr. Fracker also mentioned the
move which has been launched to
ward a general campaign throughout
the North American continent to
completely eradicate the pest, as it
will remain as a menace to this coun
try as long as it is in Mexico.
The federal expert mentioned the
fact that the cotton boll weevil was
found first in the United States near
Brownsville, in 1893. and that an ap
propriation of $10,000 with which to
eradicate it was deemed unnecessary
; in the belief that the insect could
not adopt itself to the climate in this
Now the holl weevil costs the coun
try many billions of dollars annually
in damage to the coton crop.
SUNDERLAND. Eng.—Going sud
denly insane. George Marrin stripped
off his clothing and climbed a tele
graph pole. He staved there three
Mercedes Rotary
Club Hears Talk
By Ex-Consul
MERCEDEs7May IT.—J. W. Fon
taine of Shreveport, La., American
conaul to Port Said, Egypt, during
Rooaevalt’a administration, addressed
the Rotary club here this week at
their regular luncheon.
Music was furnished by the Mer
cedes Serenaders, a group of Span
ish players. Four directors were
elected at this meeting, being E. H.
Poteet, J. It. Barry, Dr. E. H. Kasey
and Ray Tolson.
Out of town visitors at the club
were Ed Couch, E. E. Chamness and
D. R. Rogers of Weslaco, Stockton
Fountain, of McAllen and A. P. Wal
don of Harlingen.
i Management Planning
To Entertain Car
riers of Herald
(Special to The Herald)
HARLINGEN, May 17.—Boys by
the dozens are getting in trim for
the weenie feed, swimming, boating
and other such pastimes that will be
part of the picnic at Arroyo Park
Saturday of this week, according to
V*. L. Freeman, who is owner and
operator of the park.
“I am getting ready for all they
bring me,” Mr. Freeman said, “and
we will guarantee them a royal en
tertainment for the afternoon.
The boys who will assemble ar;
the newsies of The Brownsville
Herald. The picnic is being offer
ed through cooperation of The Her
ald circulation department, Mr.
Freeman, and the Nehi Bottling
works of Harlingen.
The bottling works is to furnish
plenty of pop for the occasion.
Mr. Freeman said that the boys
will have a free run of the plant.
The boys will have use of the tobog
gan, of the swimming pool, and will
be taken for » ride in a motor bjat.
“If the boat we have is not large
enough, we will get another one
that will take all of them,” he said.
The trip to the Arroyo is the an
nual picnic of Herald newsboys.
Last year they went to Mission.
Old-fashioned “birchings” or whip
pings were recently rreted to six
boys, from nine to 1.3 years old, in a
court at Edinburg, Scotland. They
were given three stripes each. They
threw stones at a passenger train,
breaking 13 windows in coaches and
Malaria Investigation
Along Rio Grande
Is Begun Here
Two United States Public Health
Service men have arrived here and
are carrying on field and laboratory
work in connection with a malaria
mosquito survey which is to be con
ducted up the Rio Grande as far as
Las Cruzes, N. M. The men are Dr.
M. A. Barber of Greenwood, Miss.,
and his assistant, W. H. W. Kamp.
Dr. Barber is an expert in this
line of health and sanitation work
and in addition to his government
affiliation, has worked for American
companies in South America in this
Cameron county is almost entirely
free of malaria and no special sig
nificance to this county is carried by
Dr. Barber's survey, according to lo
cal health officers. Dr. Barber is
cooperating with the local unit, re
porting his findings and the county
I is expected to reduce the malaria
that does exist as the result of this
Dr. Barber’s stay in this district is
to be limited only by the completion
of the survey and then he will move
\ to Hidalgo county. Laredo will be
his next base of operations from
where he will go to Presidio. E!
Paso and Las Cruzes are his next
outlined surveys. He is to remain at
Las Cruzes and establish a perma
nent laboratory.
During his work last year at the
headwaters of the Kio Grande Dr.
Barber discovered an oriental species
of the Anopheles mosquito, the ma
laria carrier. This mosquito had
been found in no other part of the
North American continent so far as
known. Dr. Barber has discovered
this species here in addition to two
common American species. The
oriental type is found in Southern
Europe and Asia.
The Anopheles mosquito usually
lives and dies within a radius of a
few hundred yards and speculation
as to how the Rio Grande foci of the
oriental type came to be is being ex
“A large majority of the mosqui
toes in this county are of the culex
type, a r.on-malaria carrier,” stated
Dr. E. \V. Prothro, director of the
Cameron county health unit, in con
nection with the local malaria situ
ation. “Even the irrigation canals
are remarkably free from mosquitoes.
This is due to the presence of fish
and minnows in the canals,” he con
( H1CAGO.—Arraigned for intoxi
cation, Mrs. Gertrude Loney pleaded
she had to have a drink after one of
her teeth were extracted. Sentence
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you already have accomplish- g
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to pursue.
I Know that we are proud of
you, and that it is our hope I
that we shall have more and
more reason to continue to be
proud of you. Life’s battles
* will not be easy, but a friend
ly pat on the hack and the k
knowledge that we are watch
ing you and “pulling” for you
will help you over many a
rough spot.
Go out and win! Make good
and bring glory and honor to
the “old home town”. And al
ways remember that we are
with you and for you every
inch of the way! B
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