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Market About Level
At Close of Early
Morning Trade
NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 19.—(M*i—
The cotton market declined 13 to 16
points* soon after the opening today
but by the end of the first hour had
recovered the loss.
• Opening easy in sympathy with
lower Liverpool cables, the market
dropped at the start with first prices
11 to 13 points down. There was a
further decline on long lquidation,
and October sank to 16.65, December
to 16.66 and January to 16.67, 13 to
16 points under yesterday’s close.
Trade buying was attracted by the
drop and shorts also covered on low
er temperatures in the belt. Prices
recovered the early loss, and at the
I end of the first hour were about
level with yesterday’s close.
Fears of more hedge selling and
reports of a heavy crop movement
to the markets caused another slight
drop and at midsession prices were
6 to 6 points up from the lows.
NEW YORK, Sept. 19.—(A*)—The
cotton market opened easy at a de
cline of 3 to 11 points under a re
newal of recent selling, which sent
the price of December off to 17.31
and March to 17.20, or about 6 to
13 points net lower and into new
low ground for the present move
Selling was promoted by easy
Liverpool cables and reports of fa
vorable weather in the South out
side the storm area, combined with
reiterated talk of an easier spot
basis and rumors that cotton mi^ht
be bought here for delivery next
month. Decline brought in incr&ts-j
eri trade buying and covering, how
ever, and prices showed rallies, to
about yestrday’s closing figures by
the end of the first hour.
Trade buying and selling caused
rallies of 10 or 12 points from the
early decline. October sold up to
17.43 and March to 17.43. or a couple
of points above yesterday’s closing
quotations, but this bulge met renew
ed offreings, said to came largely
from the south, and prices soon
weakened again. At midday, active
months were about 8 to 12 points
net lower, October selling off to
1 <*31«
LIVERPOOL, Sept. 19.—(An—Spot
good business done; lower; Ameri
can strict good middling 10.28; good
middling 10.03; strict middiling 9.93
middling 9.78; strict low middling
9.58; low middling 9.38; strict good
®r<?in*jy good ordinary 8.88;
»Sales 8,000 bales, 5,500 American. Re
ceipts 11.000, American 3,000; Fut
ures cloced quiet. Sept. 9.25; Oct.
9.10; Jan. 8.99; March 9.03; May
9.05; July 9.05.
K, C. Live Stock
Tone Unsettled;
Down to Advance j
KANSAS CITY. Sept. 19—op)
Hops: 9.000; mostly 25c lower; top
$12.60 on choice 225-235 lbs.; butch
ers, medium to choice 250-350 lbs.
$11.50® 12.50; 200-250 lbs. $11.70®
12.60; 160-200 lbs. $11.40® 12.55;
130-160 lbs. $10.75® 12.00.
Cattle: 9,000, ealves 1.500; choice
fed steers steady; other classes
weak to 25c lower ;slauphter steers,
good and choice 1300-1500 lbs. $13.75
® 17.85; 1100-1300 lbs. $13.75®>18.00;
950-1100 lbs. $13.75®18.00; fed year
lings, good choice 750-950 lbs, $14
®18: heifers, good and choice 850
lbs. down $13.00® 14.75; rows, good
and choice $8.85® 12.225; vealers
(milk-fed) medium to choice $9.50®
17.00; stocker and feeder steers,
pood and choice (all weights) $11
Sheep: 14.000; lambs steady to
10c higher; sheep steady; lambs,
poods and_ choice (92 lbs. down)
$12.50® 13.75; ewes, medium to
choice (150 lbs. down) $4.25®6.75.
* HICAGO, Sept. 19.—UP)—Hogs:
16.000; 15-25c lower; few $13.20;
butchers, mdeium to choice 250-350
® 13.10; 160-200 lbs. $11.25® 13.10;
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These are the first photos of the International Aeronautical exposition and air races at Mines Field, Los An*
geles, said to be one of the greatest aviation displays ever held. Photos show, top, opening of the meet as
I squadrons of army( navy and marine pranes soared over the crowded stands;*below, the latest of the army's
fighting planes on the line ready to take the air; an i inset, a squadron of marine corps planes.
lhs. [email protected]; 200-250 lbs. $12.20
130-160 lbs. $11.00® 12.85.
Cattle: 12,00, calves 3,000; fed
steers steady to 25c lower; slaugh
ter steers, good and choice 1300
1500 lbs. $14.76® 18.50; 1100-1300
lhs. $14.75® 18.50; 950-1100 lbs.
$14.75® 18.50; fed yerlings, good and
choice 750-950 lbs. $14.75® 18.25;
heifers, good and choice 850 lbs.
down $14.50® 17.50; cows, good and
choice $9.50®13.26; bulls, good and
choice (beef) $9.75® 11.00; vealers
(milk-fed) good and choice $16.75®
18.00; stocker and feeder steers,
good and choice (all weights) $12.00
<6.14 50.
Sheep: 24,000; fat lambs steady;
steady to weak on sheep; lambs,
good and choice <92 lbs. down)
$12.85® 14.10; ewes, medium to
choice (150 lbs. dwon) $4.2®6.75;
feeder lambs good and choice $13.60
® 14.75.
General Advance
Registered Early
By Corn, Wheat
< Hit AGO, Sept. 19.—</P)—Rainy
weather in Canada unfavorable for
the crop movement tended to lift
wheat values today in early dealings.
Liverpool wheat quotations were
firmer. Chicago wheat later scored
advances all around. Corn showed
a general advance. Provisions were
CHICAGO. Sept. 19.—<A*j—B utter
lower; creamery extras 46; standards
45 1-2; extra firsts 45®46 1-2; firsts
43®44; seconds 41®42 1-2.
Eggs unchanged.
CHICAGO. Sept. 19— bPt—Butter
lower; creamery extras 46; stand
ards 45 1-2; extrk firsts 45®45 -2;
firsts 43®44; seconds 41®42 1-2.
Eggs unchan^d.
Starr T oa Contract
Is Awarr1:.'. By State
AUSTIN. Tex., Sept. 19.—</FV-The
tracts aggregating $3,815,321, largest
amount ever let at a single session,
at its two day meeting which ended
The commission also gave state and
federal aid to road projects in 11
counties and ordered Inspection of
new routes and proposed designa
tions of state highways in a number
of sections.
Contracts amounting to $2,347,977
were let. They were for road work in
Jim Weils, Zavalla. Walker, Fort
Bend, Fayette, Shackelford. Wil
barger, El Paso. Cass. Dewitt. Hen
derson. Nueces, Bee. Ellis. Throck
morton. Harris, Robertson and Starr
NEW ORLEANS. Sept. 19.—(J»>%
—Spot cotton closed steady, 17
! points up. Sale* 5,904; low mid- ;
dling 15.87; middling 17.12; good
middling 17.52; receipts 6,672;
stock 97,844.
Slight Loss Registered
In Several Issues
At Opening
NEW YORK. Sept. 19.—(#)—'"he
stock market opened irregular to
day. Losses were chiefly fractional,
however, and a number of stocks
showed substantial gains. Curtiss
Aero opened 4 points up, Liquid Car
bonic 2 points and Johns Manville
and Allied Chemical about 1 1-2
points each.
Irregularity of the opening re
flected nervously over the credit
situation. Monday's easing of loan
rates generally was regarded as the
last period of easiness that could
be expected before the fall commer
cial demand for funds reached its
Price trends were confused dur
ing the first half hour of trading,
but the greater number of issues
displayed strong upward tendencies,
especially the motors and acces
sories, metals and some of the
southwestern rails. Buying of 1 w
pneed stocks again was a feature,
particularly in the oil group.
Prominent among issues to ad
vance were Curtiss Atro, wfcich
moved up 5 points to cross 160;
Freeport, Texas, up 4; Gillette
Safety Razor, up 3; American Safety
Razor, up 2 points to 75, a new
year’s high, and Loose Wiles and
Warner Brothers common up around
2 points each. Inspiration Copper
at 29 and A. M. Byers at 118 3-4 also
established new highs for the year.
Gains of 1 to 1 1-2 points were
shown by Missouri Pacific, Kansas
City Southern, Nash Motors, Gra
ham Paige, Timken Roller Bearing,
American Zinc preferred, St. Joseph
Lead, American Can. Cerro de Pas
co and Greene Cananea.
Foreign exchanges opened steady,
with sterling cables quoted at $4.85
1-16, off 1-16.
CHICAGO. Sept. 19.—(A*)—Poul
try alive weak; fowls 18<h2G; sprines
27 1-2; roosters 18; spring ducks
24; geese 21.
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Jury Still Deliberating
After Nearly 24
Up to 2 o'clock Wednesday after
noon no verdict had been returned
by the jury in the case of Roy
Stuckey, charged with the murder of
Ricardo Arriaga ot the home of Arri
aga's parents in El Jardin July 7.
Testimony was completed late
Tuesday afternoon and the jury re
tired shortly after 5 o’clock. The de
fendant had filed a petition for a
suspended sentence, and in his argu
ment, Milton West, attorney for the
defendant, asserted Stuckey had
been justified in shooting Arriaga.
Complete details of the slaying of
Arriaga were given by r->y Stuckey
when placed on the stand.
”1 killed him because he assaulted
my wife," Stuckey asserted. “I shot
him as he sat on the bed in his
mother's home."
Stuckey said the assault on his
wife occurred March 9, on the mili
tary highway near Bluetown, while
Arriaga was taking her to the home
of Stuckey’s parents at Santa Maria,
"She did not tell me of it at the
time.’ he said. "She never told me
until the Wednesday before I killed
Arriaga was slain on Saturday.
July 7.
The defendant stated he went to
San Benito the day after his wife
told him of the assault. «.nd was
looking for Arriaga there. Failing
to find him. he told Joe Hofiing.
San Benito policeman of the affair,
and the latter advised him to in
form the sheriff's offue. Stuckey
caught a ride to Browtuville Satur
day morning, and while on his way
to this city Arriaga passed him in a
car coming toward Brownsville.
Stuckey went direct to the Arriaga
home in El Jardin, entered the house
through the kitchen, and found Ar
riaga and two friends in the living
room. . .
"I asked him what he had to say
for himself about the attack on my
wife,” Stocky said. “He hung his
head ard did not reply. I asked h:m
again and he said nothing. Then 1
drew my revolver and shot him.”
Leaving the house, Stuckey re
loaded his gun, and then re-entered,
accompanied by one of the men who
had been with Arriaga when the
shooting occurred. "Arriaga was
lying on the floor dead.” he said.
Stuckey then proceeded to the
Biggs home near the scene of the
shooting and told Mr. Biggs what
he had done and asked the latter to
take him to Brownsville. He came
direct to the shriffes office and sur
rendered to officers.
Maria Guiterrer, who was with
Arriaga and Mrs. Stuckey on the
night of the alleged assault, was
placed on the stand b the state
and testified that Mrs. Stuckey had
requested them to take her to Santa
Maria and that Arriaga had made no
attack upon her.
The state contended that Stuckey
had been informed of the alleged
assault early in March, Mrs. Stuckey
testifying to that effect at the pre
liminary hearing, and that Stuckey
had seen Arriaga several times aft
G. D. Armistead
Is Dead at S. A.
SAN ANTONIO. Sept. 19.—(A*)—
George D. Armistead. 57. San Antonio
newspaper man and former post
master of this city, died at his home
here today. He had been ill since
Armistead. who had served on the
staff of the San Antonio Express as
staff correspondent and political
writer, was postmaster of San An
tonio during the Wilson administra
tion. He was a member of the
Texas delegation which swung the
tide toward Wilson in the memorable
convention at Baltimore in 1912, un
der Governor Pat M. Neff, Armistead
served as a member of the state high
way commisison.
(Continued from page one.)
pair of shoes identified as hav
ing belonged to boys of to 11 years. !
First positive evidence of the "cor
pus deliciti" in the investigation
came in the identification of bones
dug up on the farm as being human
Los Angeles paleontologists report- ;
ed some of the bones uncovered on
the farm were ankle, finger, leg and
skull bones of juvenile human beings.
Belief that young Northcott might •
have resorted to feminine dress as a
disguise was based on reports from
Canada and on the story of the j
youth's father. Cyrus G. Northcott. j
that his son had worn dresses and
pased as a girl until he reached his I
Mrs. Northcott and "her daughter"
were reported seen in Saskatoon.
Saak., yesterday morning.
Coathangers To
Be Replaced By
New Air Feature
A new Wednesday midnight fea
ture which is to replace the old Coat
hangers program at radiophone
KWWG will be inaugurated tonight.
The new feature is to be informa
tive and yet will retain the local color
Tom Barber, known as the border
troubadour, and Ramon Martinez
and Jesus Carrillo, who play and sing
Mexican and Spanish selections, will
furnish the local color while Bob
Crabb will give informative and in
teresting talks and stories about the
Valley and Brownsville, it ia an
A new stunt in announcing is
to be done while soft guitar music
and faint clicking of castanets is
done in the background so as to
obtain the Mexican border atmo
Crabb is to do all evening an
nouncing from the station, it has
been announced.
(Continued from page one.)
year-old brother, Bacom Point.
Elizabeth Mae McLendon, 24, Ba
com Point.
E. E. Schlechter, Chosen.
Irma Schlechter, Chosen.
Flora Farr, W’est Falm Beach.
Mrs. Julia White, 78 Delray.
John Anderson Blalock. 48, native
of Cumberland county, Tcnn.
Kilpatrick, identification incom
plete. elderly man, died West Palm
Beach hospital.
Two unidentified white persons,
Belle Glad.
Infant son. Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Nelms. Kelsey City.
Six nogroes at Pahokee.
Three negroes at Del Ray.
A negro boy at Deerfield.
The list of known missing includ
Mrs. W. W. Britto. Pahokee.
Mr. Bagley, husband of Mrs. Julia
Baglcy, Chosen.
I. W. Leatherman. farmer, Chosen.
Ralph Cherry and family. Torrey
W. D. Williams,' his wife and
daughter, Chosen.
A Mrs. Dawn, Chosen.
Walter E. Van Eyck, farmer, and
his wife. Chosen.
Mrs. E. E. Schlechter, Chosen.
Esther Schlechter. 8, Chosen.
John Buchanan. Chosen.
James Lose res we. Chosen.
William Snow, Chosen.
Damage Reports
Over U. S. Mount
MP)—Reports of loss of life and prop
erty damage mounted rapidly today
as Red Cross Worker* from out
; lyinir sections of Palm Beach county
] related to headquarters hers condi
tions in this winter resort section
that was swept by the tropical hur
ricane Sunday night.
Reports of workers submitted to
Howard Selby, chairman of the Red
Cross Palm Beach committee, state
that approximately 400 lives had
been lost in Palm Beach county,
mostly in the lowland sections in
the vicinity of Lake Okeechobee.
Property damage was placed at
$25,000,000 and the number of home
less soared into thousands. Condi
tions around the county were re
ported as “deplorable” by Red Cross
officials who characterized the hur
ricane a* the worst that has hit this
section in years.
In the outlying backwoods section,
in the vicinity of Lake Okeechobee
City, Belle Glade and Canal Point,
reports indicated conditions there
were deplorable, with bodies of the
drowned floating around on the
waters that flooded that section
when the dyke* of Lake Okeechobee
broke last Sunday night.
Bodies found in the lake regions
were buried as soon as they were
recovered and there was no way of
checking the actual casualty list ex
cept through reports made to Red
Cross headquarters. Fiftv bodies,
mostly from around Belle Glade
were buried in West Palm Beach
yesterday. Thirty-four were negroes.
Ambulances and trucks rolled
through water often over the run
ning boards, bringing out the injured
and dead and evacuating the home
less. From Okeechobee City came
word that the Seaboard Airline rail
way had brought a relief train, with
physicians, nurses, food embalmers,
caskets, clothing and medical sup
plies. Boats were despatched to out
lying points to check on reports of
Many of the refugees, score* of
whom were injured, were brought
to West Palm Beach for medical
treatment and food and shelter. The
hospitals, hotels and churches were
filled with destitute persons. More
than 7,500 refugees were cared for
at the Red Cross headquarters yes
terday and scores were being brought
in hourly.
200 Buried Says
Red Cress Worker
,aW?ST PALM BEACH, FI*., Sept.
.V , 5ow*tcd Selby, chairman of
the I aim Beach county Red Cross or
ganization, told a conference of re
lief workers tod*y that to date bodies
of 200 persons, victims of the hurri
cane, had been buried in local ceme
The bodies, hf.lf of them white per
sons, came frcm the region about
Lake Okeechobee, Selby said.
"Conditions in the stricken area are
growing worse every minute,” Selby
said. "About 8.000 persons in the
Lake region are in desperate need of
clothing, food and medical aid.”
"They have been standing in water
for hours and hours and there are a
number of cases of double pneu
monia. There are about 15,000 home
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gas pressure.
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pit of toe stomach will disappear; that
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Always on hand at
less in the county. (Palm Beach
county embraces most of the east
coast area and Okeechobee Lake sec
tions affected by the storm.)
“The estimated damage of Palm
Beach county, placed yesterday at
$25,000,000, now is near $30,000,000.
“Sanitary conditions in the lake
regions are terrible, although con
ditions along the coast are fairly
good. In the lake region two com
panies of state national guard troops
arrived last night and are on duty.
The sections around Pahokee and
Canal Point are under military con
“Clothing, especially shoes, are
badly needed.’’
Guard Policing
Porto Rico Towns
i —.—'
SAN JUAN, Porto Rico, Sept. 19.
—(Ay—With reports of food rioting
current, nine companies of the Por
to Rican national guard today were
policing 23 towns of the island. The
guardsmen were called out by Gov- j
ernor Horace M. Towner after re
ports became prevalent that in eev- j
eral towns devastated by the tropical
hurricane starving people had storm-|
ed and looted stores.
Instructions were also issued to
25 volunter reserve officers to pro
ceed throughout the island, deliver
ing emergency supplies, informing
the inhabitants of relief plans and
surveying the needs.
(Governor Towner in a radio mes
sage to the war department last
night stated there ws “no disorder
anywhere” and there was "absolute
ly no necessity for martial law.’ )
Food Rlcta Increase
Henry II. Baker, national director
of disaster relief of the American
Red Cross stated food riots were in
creasing. Mayors of a dozen towns
in appealing for aid, informed him
that the people of their towns would
mob them if they returned empty
handed. They begged for something,
either money or food, to take back
with them. The mayors said their
people were in a desperate plight
and were plunged in despair because
of lack of relief.
Mr. Baker arrived with five as
sistants on United States destroy
er Gilmer and they at once plunged
into the work of organizing relief
Four Commit Suicide
With about one-third of the island
heard from the list of known dead
stood at 314. Relief parties found,
however, that reports which came
through from various sections tend
ed to confirm first estimates of a
death toll of 1,000 and a property
loss of $100,000,000.
San Juan police found evidence of
the prevalence of the grief and de
spair in a sudden wave of suicides.
Within 24 hours four persons killed
themselves and four others attempt
ed to take thoir own lives.
Florida Death Toll
Is Reported Huge
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 19.—
(iP/—While the remnant of last
week’s West Indian hurricane was
veering toward the Virginia Capet,
Florida today checked a reported
known death list of 250, casualties
in the thousands and an emergency
requiring military aid and immediate
For the first time since Sunday,
when the hurricane struck the main
land south of West Palm Beach,
comprehensive figures on the dead,
and official computation of damage
were becoming available.
Prefacing his estimate with the
statement that “this storm can’t b«
exaggerated." Howard Selby, chair
man of Palm Beach County Red
Cross committee, last night said the
death toll in the county alone,
would range around 409, and that
damage would be $25,000,000. Sen
ator Joe T. Robinson, democratic
vice presidential nominee, who left
the area last night after donating
usa of hia private ear, said damage
estimated between $75,000,000 and
Lake Area Suffered
But out of the border towns of
Lake Okeechobee came word of the
greatest loss of life, the missing re
ported by various relief committees
ranging around 300. The hurricane
swept up a huge wave in the lake,
which overran the countryside along
the eastern shore, from Okeechobee
City to the north, to Bellcglade on
the southern tip. The list as veri
i. _____.
fled by competent authorities, howjjpi
ever, was 32 identified dead.
Governor Kahn Martin authorised
miliUry units to proceed
stricken areas, from Tampa, Area- a
and other points, instructing Adju
tant General V. B. Collins to confer
with the Red Cross at West Pa m
Beach and use his troops ccordmgiv.
The United States army co-operirr
ed to the extent of sending 1.0W
army cot* f-om the Fourth Corps
Area headquarters at Fort McPhe.
son, Ga„ and -even disaster relief
workers were moving into the
Palin Beach area from the Washing
ton offices of the Red Cross.
Serums Needed
Typhoid and other serums were
badly reeded, particularly in the
Okeechobee section .where sanitary
conditions were extremely serious.
Relief workers sent in from Miam*
reported that 150 bodies bad been
counted south of Pahokee, and only
11 had been moved into town due to
poor facilities.
Apparently .serious concitoin* ob
tained in Florida only at Caaal Point
and the eastern shore of Lke Okee*
chobee and in the Palm Beach
which embraced Pompano. Deerfield,
Del Ray, Boynton, Lake Worth, and
smaller adjoining communities. Cen
tral Florida escaped harm of serious
nature when the disturbance turned
Monday somewhere east of Tam pm
nd struck toward Jacksonville.__
Time to Think About
Buck’s Gas Ranges
L Why Not Buy the Be*t for the Money?
Hardware Company
Travelers Hotel Building
I Realtors Have
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I TN OLD DAYS the auction block was the common
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ested in the thing advertised. You do not have to ®
shout to a surly mob—many without funds; you talk to
a select audience that is looking for investment oppor
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increased their profits many fold. In this way agents
have garnered in “leads” that never could have been ob
tained in any other manner. Try it. and prove that it
never fails! Homeseekers look to Herald Want Ad
columns for news of the greatest values!
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