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Jesus Hernandez I s
Convicted of Dean
Law Viol?lion
One year in the penitentiary was
the sentence meted out to Jesus
Hernandez, Brownsville resident,
who was convicted Monday morning
in criminal district court on the
charge of transporting liquor.
This w'as the second liquor case
tried this term, the first defendant
•Iso receiving a one-year sentence.
Esteban Balli of Harlingen, who
pleaded guilty to driving on the
highway while drunk, was given the
minimum fine of $50 and costs.
Trial of Alfonso Gallegos and
Francisco Lerma, charged with vio
lation of the Dean law. got under
way Monday morning, and is expect
ed to go to the jury Monday after
noon. Rudolfo Gallegos, originally
indicted with the other two, was
itried last week and received a one
year sentence.
I The case of Jacobo Vidal, charged
pwith murder in connection with a
stabbing affray at a Mexican baile,
[was continued upon request of the
'state, as was also the case of C. C.
Daniels, charged with assault with
assault with intent to murder.
This will be the last week of the
term, Judge A. W. Cunningham »n
nouncing Friday that a special term
• would convene on October 22 for the
purpose of completing such cases as
remained on the docket.
~ .j
(Continued from page one)
the only veterans’ organization that
faced the future instead of back
upon the past.
Mme. Martha Attwood. opera
singer, dressed in red, white and
tdue, sang “The Star Spangled Ban
tier” and the flags were advanced to
the platform.
In his annual message Command
er Spafford urged Legionnaires to
get in contact with every candidate
Jfor congress and the senate and to
determine his attitude toward a uni
versal draft. He recommended that
passage of such a law be made the
Jiext big major objective of the Lt- ;
Brigadier Geneial F’rank T. Hines,
director 'of the veterans bureau,
made a comprehensive report on the
activities of that body and advocat
ed a combination of all of govern
mental agencies now giving relief
to veterans. He also asserted that
the matter of the employment of
veterans should be placed entirely in
the hands of the veterans’ bureau,
gather than split up as it now is be
tween the department of labor and
the bureau.
The memorial to the war dead
•was very brief and came at the erd
of the morning scs-ion. Tne asseni
blage of 6,000 leg: o to sires a’-ose and
faced oast for a moment of silent
prayer which was terminated bv taps.
At the same time all over the United
Ftates members of the Legion solem
nized the moment. At Arlington,
Harlan Wood, department commander
«-f the District of Columbia placed a
wreath at th* tomb of the unknown
soldier in the name of National
Commander Edward E. Spafford and
in other sections of the country
other shrine were visited.
At the conclusion of taps the flags
w-ere retired and the session ad
’Horseplay’ Starts
The frolicsome spirit of the vet
erans a scrtml it>o 1 f mildly through
out Sunday, but with th® arrival of
fresh throngs of visitors and dele-,
gates yesterday including General
John J. Pershing, the horseplay
which has marked every Legiin con
vention to date suddenly cartie into
its own.
The famous pillow stunt, in which
ft large number of Legionnaires cut
boles in the-r pillows and shake the
feathers into the street, ushered in
a night of carnival such as tho
ritv has not known since the old
rowbov days. Owing to the fact,
that many of the visitors were al
ready skylarking on the streets the
deluge of feathers did no more than
fill the gutters around one of the
prineipal hotels, but *he inciden*
touched off all of the exuberance of
the veterans.
Firecrackers and torpedoes rever
berated freque-tly from all sections
rf the city. Joyous Legionnaires
marched up and down the streets,
shouting and capering and state
delegations bantered each other.
Fan Antonio is traversed by a mean
dering river which twists through
the business districts urder a num
ber of steel bridges and many of
the Legionnaires devoted their time
to walking the high curving arches
rn either side of the bridges.
Throngs Greet ‘Black Jack’
“Black Jack” Pershing found
tnore than 30.000 of “his boy s’* pres
ent when he stopped off the tr n
last night ar.d heavy police line*
w-cre necessary to hold the crowd
ftw-ay from him as he walked from
the train to his automobile. He was
whisked awav to his hotel before;
the eager crowds could get within 100 j
feet of him.
The message of National Com
mander Edward E. Spafford and the
rac® for commander in the ensuing
year were tho most absorbing topics;
rtf the first day’s sessions. Snaffordj
was expected to recommend a drive
for legislation that would enforce
universal draft in th" next war. The
political race was still too embryon
ic to warrant more than speculation.!
General Roy Hoffman of Oklahoma
City continued to acquire prestige
as a candidate for national com-1
mander with indications that the
Texas delegatyn might swing to
him after hi« first caucus. John P.
Ewing, of Sh/eveport. La., long a
leader in the “Southern caucus’’ at
I.egion conventions, gained strength
w-ith his arrival today and O. L.
Boden hammer of El Dorado, Ark.,
appeared to be in a position to swing
into the lead with a favorable break*
in the state caucuses. Paul V. Me-|
Nutt of Indiana. General Apbert L.1
Cox of North Carolina. J. Monroe
Johnson, of South Carolina, and
Frank O’Neil of Kansas, all amo'g
the lead ing contenders for the of
fice. were supported by active cam
Other Notables Arrive
The question of the next conven
tion city seems to have settled down
to a fight between Louisville, Pe
troit and Miami.
General Pershing's arrival was
more dramatic tha~ most of the
spectators who greeted him realized.
It was from here that he entrained
for Washington ten years neo to
receive command of the A. F. F.
Former Sergeant Harry L. Pollard
ipf Beaumont. Texas. who drove
Pershing'* car in France was at the
w-heel ®f the automobile he will use
fJuring th® convention when the
general approached it. Stepping
through a group of officers around
him Pershing gave hit old chauf
feur a long handshake and shifted
his heavy overcoat to enable him to
throw his arm around Pollard's
shoulders. Other prominent people
who arrived on Pershing’s train
were Maj. Georges Scapini, war
blinded member of the French cham
ber of deputies. Maj. General Henry
T. Allen, commander of the forces
of occupation and Major General
Frank Parker, assistant chief of
staff of the army.
Universal Draft
Urged EV Spafford
SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 8.—</P-Rec
ommendations that Legionnaires ex
amine every candidate for congress
and the United States senate to de
termine his attitude toward a univer
sal draft in war time were laid be
fore the American Legion convention
here today by Edward E. Spafford
retiring commander, in the course of
his address to the tenth national
convention of the order here today
Commander Spafford also recom
mended that the savings which the
Legion has succeeded in accumulat
ing this year be placed in a sinking
fund, the principal and interest of
which would be untouched for twenty
Much of the commander's message
was devoted to tributes to the staff
of men who have worked with him
this year. He was especially warm
in his praise of the finance adminis
tration of the organization and said
that for the first time in the history
of the organization it would be un
necessary t<* borrow money to carr>
the work of the order over the new
"The universal draft.” Spafford
said, "should do more for peace on
earth than anything written on the
statute books. It should be the first
order of business for the American
legion until enacted into a law.”
By far the greatest space in Com
mander Spafford’s discussion of Le
gion work for the year was devoted
to rehabilitation and child welfare
work. Monetary awards up until
June .10, he said, totalled $2,788,101
and more than 21,000 claims were
handled by the committee in charge
of the work.
(Continued on page eighth
wheat must bo eaten in order to
obtain the same amount of nourish
"Perhaps these tubers, sometimes
railed ‘spuds,’ have not acquired the
dietary reputation to whicl their
nutritive properties entitle them
The fuel value of the potato is as
well utilized as that of most foods.
The credit of whatever excellence it
may possess is usually attributed to
the starch content."
Whenever the potato growers are
able to finance advertising support
to market their potatoes, there is
the material for advertising.
* * •
military road, up the river from
Brownsville, has been completed.
Will be open to traffic on or
about October 20.
The contractors are now begin
ning construction at the west end
and will carry it to the precinct
line, at or near San Pedro ranch
some nine miles from Brownsville.
After which Brownsville should
interest itself in the matter of
carrying the road on up the river
to a junction with the San Benito
road leading to Santa Maria and the
Hidalgo county line.
This road will help to develop
«oine of the best agricultural land
in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.
• * •
LFK GREER is publisher of the
Denison Herald.
Was a visitor here last week to
attend the meeting of Texas news
paper publishers.
He was among those who toured
the \ alley, going as far west as
Mission and as far north as Edin
Everything that he saw bore ouf.
bo declared, all that he had heard'
about the Valley.
“Frankly, 1 thought most of it
was ‘bunk.* and 1 came here in a
quite skeptical frame of mind." he
told the driver of the car in which
he was a passenger.
T m going back and suggest that
my wife and daughter accompany me
on a trip to the \ alley sometime
this winter.
"I think T can sell them on it.
And if 1 do, maybe I'll get me a
ten or twenty acre tract.”
* # •
AND W. C. MAYBORN of the
Houston Press was impressed.
much so that he hinted, up at
McAllen, that he would like to have
-he pleasure of pulling a grapefruit
from a tree.
In which ambition he won realiza
tion. for Ernest Horn. McAllen bark
er and owner of one of the finest
orchards in the Valley, escorted Mr
.Mayborn to an orchard and saw
that he got n nice. large, healthy
looking grapefruit. *
(Continued from page one.)
Estes parked his car across the road
on the outskirts of San Benito.
“The San Benito police cfficei
jumped on the running hoard of my
car. he said “as 1 stopped for a
boulevard stop sign at the town';
principal street intersection. His
gun was drawn as he jumped on the
side of the car and all I said to him
was that ’he didn’t need to point that
gun at me.'
“The way the story was first writ
ten up it had me painted as a desper
ate bandit, which I am not.
“At the bridge here. I understood
the customs officer to tell me to drive
on but he says that he told me to
drive up to the curb and stop. I had
no intention of running away from
Report Condition of
S. C. Tuc’:er Serious
The condition of S. C. Tucker.
Brownsville pioneer, who has been
ill several months, was reported very
critical Monday morning by attend
ing pljysicians.
Mr. Tucker has been in poor health
nearly two years, his condition grad
ually growing worse. For several
weeks he has been confined to his
bed. reports from the home Monday
indicating that little hope is held
out for his recovery
17 DEAD, 57 ILL;
Record Set Over Week
End In New York;
Blame ‘Smoke’

NEW YORK, Oct. 8.—
Four deaths, believed by the po
lice to he due to alcoholism,
were reported today, making »
total of 17 in New York over the

NEW YORK. Oct. 8.—(.^—Thir
teen men were dead today, presum
ahly of alcoholic poisoning, with 57
other persons in Manhattan and
Brooklyn hospitals suffering from
the same complaint. Police said it
was the largest week-end toll from
that cause since New Year’s.
Dr. Charles Norris, chief medical
examiner, ascribed the unusually
heavy death toll to the increase in
tho number of private stills in the
slum districts and the spread of the
habit of drinking "smoke,” or raw
alcohol. Most of the dead and
many of those in hospitals came
from the lower Hast Side.
"Smoke,” the name being derived
from a chemical which is introduced
to soften the burning effect on the
throat and which gives the alcohol
a smoky appearance, is distilled out
of corn mash, potatoes, fruit, and
so on. pr. Norris said, and sells for
from 5 to 10 cents a drink.
(Continued from page one.)
against it, was found on the floor
under Rose's arm.
Several persons were In the house
at the time of the shooting, and
said they heard three shots in rapid
Both Found Dead
The first person to enter the room,
used as an office by Father de Si
mone, was Louis Insirillo, who had
gone to the priest's home to pick
flowers. Insirillo said he had been
in the garden and was walking to
ward the front of the house when he
heard three shots. He hurried to
the front of the building where he
met the gardener, Chris Eckers, who
had been sitting on the front porch
not more than 30 feet from the study
Insirillo said he asked what ha<
happened and Eckers replied: “Some
shooting is going on inside.”
Insirillo said he rushed into the
study and saw Father de Simone ly
ing in a pool of blood in the center
of the room, and Rose on his side
nearby with a pistol under his arm
Saw 2 Men, Woman
Insirillo said that after some de
lay because of a busy wire he got a
call through to the police station
and asked someone outside the build
ing to call an ambulance.
Father de Simone was shot througl
the mouth, and Rose was killed by
a bullet which entered his right
temple. The priest's head was rest
ing on the seat of a swivel chair ir
front of his desk.
The father was garbed in the cus
tomary Mack suit with a long black
robe over it. Eckers said at an in
Eckers also testified that he saw
two men and a woman enter the house
from the front shortly before th
shooting. When he heard the shots
Eckers said, he ran from the porch
and met Insirillo, who asked what
had happened.
“I told him some dirty work was
going on inside because I had heard
some loud talking and some shots,*'
Eckers said. "I heard the pri?st and
some man talking, but I couldn't un
derstand what they said because they
spoke in Italian. Soon the talking
became loud and then I heard the
After hearing testimony at the in
quest. the coroner said he would
withohdld his verdict pending devel
Rose, witnesses said, was not a
member of Father De Simone’s
church, hut was on the rolls of the
St. Anthony church. He sold ran
dies and statuary, however, to mem
bers of both churches.
Rose Was Recluse
Rose attended mass at his own
church this morning and then went
to see Father De Simone, members
of the St. Anthony church said.
As well as could he learned. Rose
had no relatives in Beaumont. His
closest friends said he had only one
child, a son. who lived in Birming
ham. and who was on his way to
Beaumont today.
Starting as a lamplighter ni New
York, Rose lived in the metropolis
for several years, finally coming
south to a warmer climate. While
he did not ha\m many close friends
in Beaumont, members of both St.
Anthony and St. Joseph church?*
knew him and frequently purchased
candles and statuary from him. as
did the two churches. His wife had
been dead for several years.
Visited Father Often
Police, after investigating and
questioning friends of both the can
dle seller and the priest, said th?v
were unable to explain the killing.
Rose, they found, could not spetk
Kn?li.«h well, and consequently often
visited the father, who spoke Italian
Father De Simone was horn in Na
ples. Italy, and caine to the United
States 25 years ago. He had been
with St. Joseph’s Catholic church
here for the last seven years, having
come here from Bryan, Texas. He i*
survived by a brother, who lives in
Italy, and a sister, who resides in
New Vork. besides a number uf
cousin* and nieces in New York and
New Orleans.
(Continued from page one.)
*29.000; Texes 17.831.000; Oklahoma
4.830,000; Arkansas 3.46S.0OO;
Mexico 108.000; Arizona 196,000;
California 221.000; other state*
The total abandonment after July 1
was 3.6 ner cent leaving 44.916,000
acres for harvest.
Ion of this year's growth ginned prior
to October 1 totalled 4.961.032 bales
counting round bales as half bales,
the census bureau announced today.
This compare* with 5.944.730 for
1927 and 5.643.139 for 192«.
Ginnines prior to October 1 by
states follow; Alabama 335.754;
Arizona 17.158: Arkansas 362.221:
California 19.232: Florida 11.251;
Georgia 3(8.s««9: Louisiana 370.727;
Mississippi 561,392; North Carolina
60.342: Oklahoma 266.127. South
Carolina 120.954: Texrs 2.429.043;
Missouri 13.575: New Mexico 6.129;
Tennessee 64.757; Virginia 969;
other states 225
* * *
* * *
—(fP)—Crawling througn the wood*
and calling for help, although both
arms had been torn off at the el
bows and both his eyes had been
put out by an exploding dynamite
cartridge, John M. Williamson, 73,
finally got help, but not in time to
save his life. He died Saturday
night on an operating table at
Williams was several miles from
his hoir.e at Cushing, 25 miles
west of here, when the dynamite
cartridge exploded. He crrawlcd
through the underbrush and shout
ed for help until a passerby heard
him and took him to a Cushing
He is survived by his widow and
several children.
Southwest Inquiry Is
Brought to Texas
To Help Roads
GALVESTON, Tex., Oct. 8.—(&)—
Hearings on the consolidated South
western rate cases before the Inter
state Commerce Commission, trans
ferred here from New York, opened
Charles M. Bardwell, examiner,
and W. V. Hardie, chief of the bu
reau of traffic, are representing the
commission, while a number of
steamship and railroad officials
are here to represent their com
The hearing was transferred to
Galveston for the benefit of south
western railroads interested in sus
taining orders recently issued by
the commission.
Eastern organizations claim the
decision will result in ruinous di
version of traffic from New York
and other eastern points. The Mer
chants Association of New York,
joined by steamship companies serv
ing New York, is active in the fight
for modification of the orders.
S. A. Dean of New York, assistant
traffic manager for the Interna
tional Paper company, offered a
scries of exhibits in support of his
contention that news print paper
rates from the eastern territory
should be on a parity with rates
from the middie west.
Dean was interrogated by Fred
erick E. Brown of Washington, attor
ney for the company. Ed P. Byars
<>f Fort Worth, traffic manager of
the Fort Worth Taffic League, and
(Continued from page one.)
<n the air here yesterday, which cost
five lives.
The crash occurred when a plane
piloted by Russell Paulger, carrying
, iwo passengers, collided with one
piloted by Captain ( lenient W. Brown
?• jCtro’t, who was circling a flying
.ield with his fiancee. Miss Marjorie
i ui 11, 27.
laulgers plane in attempting to
dive under the other ship, caught on
the underpinning and was ripped
apart. The plane dropped to the
ground and hurst into flames carry
ing to their deaths, besides the pilot
Allen Sutton. 2fi. of Detroit and an
unidentified man.
Brown s ship jerked free of the mid
! air tangle, with a crippled wing and
her underpinning gone.
As the field ground crew and a few
spectators looked on. the flier began
to spiral, in an effort to stroighten
! the dam. ged wing by wind pressure
and finally succeeded in doing this.
After getting the plane on an even
keel, he swooped down to attempt a
landing, made perilous by loss of his
lower gear. As the plane neared the
earth, the wing folded, and the pilot
l anking the plane, again descend
ed. The drooping wing gradually
i 'traightened out under the air pres
After circling a bit, the second d*>s
perafo effort at landing ^as attempt
ed. But when the ship was within
100 feet of the ground the broker'
wing collapsed and flapped against
the lower parts. Out of control the
'hip no«ed down and ploughed into
, {he earth. Brown and his companion
were dead when witnesses arrived.
Flying: Club Head
Killed In Crrsh
CN1CINNATI. Oct. R.—(/P>—Theo.
• dore R. Hunter. 2R, president of the
1 Cincinnati Flying club was critically
injured and his pilot was killed when
I the plane in which he was taking a
| Hying lesson crashed at the club
! field near Newton yesterday.
Lovell E. Donnely. r.0, of Cincinnati
the pilot was dend when taken from
the wreckage.
Larry Semon of
| LIovies Is Dead
; Larry Semon. motion picture come
’ dian, died here today.
The screen actor first became ill
j several months ago after staging a
long and losing battle against finan
cial ill fortune. A few weeks ago he
left his Los Angeles home and cams
to a ranch here where many film
players have recovered their health.
He was suffering from a nervous
breakdown. A few days ago he eon
traded double pneumonia.
His wife, Dorothy Swan, screen
actress, and her mother. Mrs. Nancj
Smith, attended him during his ill
Semon was born in West Point
Miss., thirty-nine years ago.
San Benito Child
Breaks Arm in Fall
(Special to The Herald.)
SAN BENITO, Oct. 8.—Virginia
, Boling, two and a half year old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Bol
ing. suffered a broken arm Sunday
when she fell from the family car
while it was parked in front of the
home. The child was playing inside
of the automobile when the doot
swung open and she fell to the side
Mr'. Boling, n member of San Be
nitos famous Forty and Flight quar
tet. went to San Antonio for the Le
gion convention last night when doc
tors assured the father that hii
daughter's injury was not serious.
Approximately 250 On
Special Train to
Convent;or* City
Approximately 200 persons were or
hand Sunday night to witness the ex
hibition drill of the bugle and drum
corps and bjd bon voyage to the 51
members of the hrownsvlle Ameri
can Legion Post who filled two Pull
mans and overflowed into a third
which were attached to the “Ameri
can Legion” special which pulled ojt
from the Missouri Pacific station here
at 8:15 o'clock Sunday night for San
Antonio, scene of the national con
vention of the organization, which
was to open with a bang, Monday.
Aside from the Brownsville Legion
naires, the special was scheduled to
pick up a Pullman each from Harlin
gen Mercedes, Weslaco, Donna and
Edinburg, the latter also carrying
Mission Legionnaires.
Leo Waldschmidt, passenger and
ticket agent of the lines in Browns
ville, estimated that fully 250 Le
gionnaires would be carried to the
convention city on the special.
Aside from the number booked on
the special train, fully 250 Valley
members of the organization drove
overland to San Antonio, it is esti
Upon arrival of the train Monday
morning, the Valley Legionnaires
were to organize for a parade
through the downtown section. Those
who had not made the trip on the
special had been given instruction
to meet the train when it pulled up
at the Missouri Pacific station in
order that they might join in the
Headquarters for Valley Legion
naires have been established at the
Crockett hotel and this section of
Texas is expected to be put on the
map by the 500 members of the Val
ley organization who will take part
I in the convention activities.
(Continued from page one.)
campaign director. P.ev. Albert Ehr
gott, and Rev. T. A. Binford of Co
pus Christi. chairman of t’ dis
Luncheon was served at noon to
the members of the conference by
women of the church.
The audience tonight will be told
by Rev. West that three gifts total
ing $225,000 already have been made
to the $2,000,000 fund which the de
nomination hopes to raise outside
of Waco and Dallas. “In addition to
this the San Antonio dist«.ct lias
pledged to raise $400,000 and the
Rockefeller Foundation has pledg
ed a gift of $300,000 if the sum de
sired is raised in Texas” Rev. E. W.
Mnrshall, pastor of the Browns
ville church said.
“When the Baptists of Texas have
raised the $2 000.000, Dallas and
W aeo will match the sum dollar for
dollar. The furd will be used to
pay off an indebtedness of $1,500.
000 owed by Baylor, to make im
portant additions to the physical
equipment of the university and to
add to considerable sum to the
endowment of the school.”
(Continued from page one.)
is said to be one of the finest struc
tures in the city.
With the exception of six offices
on the Elizabeth street end of the
building, the Seahury, George and
Taylor firm will occupy the entire
second floor.
On the ground floor there are spa
ces for five separate stores.
Elevator space has been provided
in the building but no elevator will
be installed until the additional
floors are added. Volney W. Taylor,
member of the firm, announced Mon
The law firm started moving into
the new building Saturday, the last
load being taken out shortly after
noon Monday.
Old offices of the firm were on
the fourth floor of the State National
, Bank building.
Seven Dead In'
Crossing Crash
DELTA, T’tah. Oct. 8.—fJPi—Unf*
miliarity with a new automobile or
the part of the driver was believer
| ' y officers here today to be respon
'-ible for a collision with a passenger
train yesterday afternoon which cost
the lives of Orson Erickson, his wife
and five children.
Wav*"* to the engine crew of e
Salt Lai o and Los Angelos passenir*»r
train. Erickson drove beside the rail
road track and then pulled up at the
crossing as the train approached. As
it neared, the automobile ran on tr
the track and stopped.
The body of the eldest of three
daughters was found afterward in
the machine. Those of Mr. and Mrs
Erickson, their sons and two other
daughters, were badly mangled be
neath the wheels of the train.
jDem Retires For
LaFollette Vote
MILWAUKEE, Oct. R._I/pi_Ex
pressing belief that his progressive
republican opponent. Senator Rob
ert M. LaFollette “is just as much
in favor of the legislative program
for which Gov. Smith stands as I
am.” Michael K. Reilly, the demo
i era tic nominee, today arnounced hi«
withdrawal from the race.
Mr. Reilly, former congressman,
who was nominated at the Septem
ber primary without opposition, will
ask that his name he stricken from
the N'ovemhor election ballot. That
would leave Senator LaFollette with
out opposition from the democrat?
who are openly seeking the support
j of the progressive republicans foi
; their presidential and gubernatorial
. candidates. Alfred Smith and Al
i Schmederman.
Pair Jailed Here On
Dean Law Indictment
Jose Dominguez and Alejandro
Martinez, both of Point Isabel, were
lodged in jail here Monday on a
charge of violating the Dean Act.
They were arrested at Point Isabel
earlier in the day by Chief Deputy
Sheriff George Miller.
Indictments were returned against
the men by the last grand jury.
Huge Dirigible '
Greets Legion
At San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO. Oct. 8.—<jp>—
After circling over this city, throng- j
ed with visitors for the opening of t
the national American Legion con-!
vention for more than an hour, the
monster navy dirigible Los Angeles j
left at 11 o’clock today for Fort
Worth, where it planned to land.
As San Antonians and the thou
' sands of Legionnaires followed the
Los Angeles with their eyes through
a clear sky, T. G. W. Fettle, a mem
ber of the dirigible crew radioed the
following message:
“Greetings from the Los Angeles.j
San Antonio looks mighty good to
The dirigible left Lakehurst, N.j
J., Saturday, and came by way of.
New Orleans and Houston. Original
plans were to remain here only a
few hours when it was found that
there was no mooring mast at Brooks
Field and the ship was too large to
house easily in the balloon hangar.
Bluish Ball of Fire
Streaks Across S.
Texas Heavens
A meteor that, reports indicate,
was visible all along the Texas G-lf
I coast fell at 9:40 o’clock Sunday
• night, lighting up the heavens of
i the eastern half of southwest Texas,
and possibly all of the Gulf of Mex
Miss R. Burton at Point Isabel re
ported that most of the population
of the coast town saw the meteor.
“We thought it was going to fall
into the Laguna Madre, and we felt
almost like dodging,” said Miss Bur
ton. “But all of a sudden it disap
peared, apparently having exploded
into dust.”
The meteor as it fell lighted up
the heavens toward the cast from
Brownsville, its glow appearing
much like a flash of blue sheet
i lightning.
“The center was red, and about
the size of a cartwheel,” said
Ramon Becerril, a linotype operator
at The Brownsville Herald, who
viewed the spectacle from a point
in the eastern part of the city.
“First there was a blue glow in
the sky, toward the east, and all of
a sudden a great red ball about the
size of a cartwheel appeared in the
sky. Then it disappeared almost as
quickly, apparently bursting.’’
The meteor was seen at Corpus
Curtis Kerridge of that city de
scribed the spectacle as follows:
“It illuminated the whole town,
so far as 1 could tell. I could se**
buildings for blocks around, and
there was no moon. Its tail was,
as usual, following in the route of
the comet course, and all of a sud
den I saw- the comet burst ard scat
ter. ^ fell *n the direction of the
■ Nixon building from my home at 91a
Hinnebargo street, or south of east
of where I was.”
Kerridge said the exploding body
shot a sheet of flooding light over
the heavens. It emitted a blueish
radiance and was quite compelling
in its magnitude, he said.
M. P. Passenger
Train is Run in
Sections Monday
The San Antonio section of Mon
day morning’s Missouri I’acific pa«
| senger train arrived here as a sec
i ond section at 10:15 a. m„ two hours
and 20 minutes behind regular
j schedule.
I ncler ordinary conditions, the
San Antonio Pullmans are picked
up by the regular passenger train
at Odeni and brought on into
j Brownsville, arriving here at 7:55
j a. m.
Due to a late start from San An
i tonio caused by a neces:-ary wait to
allow special American Legion con
vention trains to clear the track,
this section was forced to make the
j run as a second section train.
Jefferds Lands
Large Jewfish
-• —
Harold Jefferds. United States
deputy marshal, landed a 61-pound
jew fish Sunday while fishing in La
guna Madre opposite the Fernandez
summer home orj Brazos Island.
The marshal was a member of a
fishing party composed of Mr. and
Mrs. Julius Jefferds and Prajedis
“Pishing is getting good down on
the coast now that the water has
begun to clear,” he said. “The road
to Boca Chica is also good with the
exception of about a half mile
strcetch at the end of the pavement
which is badly in need of dragging.”
Club Will Meet
Preparations were going forward
Monday for one of the most elabor
ate Hoover-Curtis club meetings vet
to be staged in this section. The
meeting is to he held at 8 o’clock
Tuesday evening at the FI Jardin
Prominent members of the organi
zation, including Brownsville. K!
Jardin and San Benito people, are
scheduled to talk before the as
John T. Lomax of San Benito is
chairman of the body and Carlos G
| W atson is its secretary.
A 12 pound baby boy was born to
Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Kingsbury. Sev
enth and Monroe streets, at 4:30
o’clock Monday morning. Kingsbury
is one of the oldest employes in the
< ameron county engineer's office.
Both mother and boy were reported
doing nicely Monday.
liam Edward Hickman of Los A*’
rcle.s. Calif., under sentence of dea*h
en October 19 for the murder of
Marion Parker, a 12-year-old school
girl, was today denied an appeal to
, the supreme court by Justice Suth
| crland*
Liquidation In A d
vance of Govern
ment Report
cotton market opened steady in re
sponse to higher Liverpool cable*
than expected. The initial gain ex
tended to 18.23 for December and
18.18 for January and 18.08 for
March, or 6 to 9 points above Satur
day's close.
There was some final liquidation in
advance of the government report
and before this was absorbed the
early gain had been lost and Decem
ber traded off to 18.09. January 18.07
and March 17.98, or 10 to 14 points
under the opening and 4 to 5 points
below the previous close.
The liquidation persisted on *
small seal© during most of the trad
ing before business was suspended
for reception of th© government re
port. At that time December trad
ed at 19.98, January 17.95 and March
17.89, or 15 to 6 points under Sat
urday's close. The report showed
an indicated yield somewhat smaller
than expected. December shot up
to 18.82, January 18.00 and March
18.73, or 84 to 86 points aobve the
pre-bureau lows.
Later profit-taking developed ard
around r.oon prices had slipped back
14 to 18 points from the highs.
Cotton futures closed steady at
net advance of 38 to 41 points.
NEW N <»liK. <>. t. h. .!'■ The
cotton opened steady at an advance
of 4 to 10 points on trade buying anc
covering, but soon eased under a re
newal of liquidation which appeared
to be accompanied by some southern
hedgfing. December sold off from
18.83 to 18.70 by tre end of the first
half hour, with the general market
showing net declines of about 2 to 3
There was a spurt of liquidati n
just before publication of the gov
ernment report which sent the price
of December contracts off to 18.51.
21 points net lower. There was a
jump of about 60 to 90 points tn
prices after its publication. De
cember sold up to 19.41, 90 points
from th© low level of the mornh;:
and 69 points above yesterdal's clos
ing quotations, with heavy realizing
sales readily absorbed. The volume
of business tapered off around thir
figure and th© market was quieter
at midday with prices showing re
actions of 9 or 10 points from their
best levels.
Futures closed barely steady, 35<p
30 points higher. Spot quiet, mad- :
dling 19.43.
LIVERPOOL. Oct. 8.—!/Pi—Closing
cotton spot good business done;
prices lower; American strict good
good middling 11.04; good miid!.rg
10.79; strict middling 10.69; mid
dling 10.54; strict low middling
10.29; low middling 10.09; strict
good ordinary 9.89; good ordinary
9.59. Sales 8,000 bales, including
6,300 American. No receipts. Fu
tures closed: Oct. 10.17; Jan. 998;
March 9.97; May 9.95; July 9.91.
Fort Worth Hogs,
Cattle Go Lower;
Sheep Are Steady
FORT WORTH, Oct. 8.—(.<P>—
Hogs: 700; 15 >'25c lower; top 10.35.
for good to choice JS60 lb. butchers;
bulk desirable 165-230 lb. hogs 9.70
(3.10.00; truck top 10.10.
! (attic and calves; 8,000, 2,700
: calves; slaughter steers mostly 15®
• 25c lower; top weighty cake feds
1-1.75; gras sets around 10.50; good
fat cows 8.60; heavy bulls 8.00;
slaughter calves steady; heavies to
j packers mostlf 10.00, down.
Sheep: 3.000; steady; wether 3
j 8.00; fat yearlings 10.00.
KANSAS CITY. Oct. —Hogs:
9.000; mostly 25® 35c lower; top
10.70 on choice 2-5-240 lbs; but
chers, medium to choice 250-350
lbs. 10.00® 10.65; 200-250 lbs. 10.10®
10 70; 160-200 lbs. 9.50® 10.60; 139
160 lbs. 8.76® 10.25.
Cattle: 22.000; calves: 3.000;
killing clashes steady to 25c higher;
'laughter steers, good and choice
1300-1500 lbs. 13.00® 17.00; 1100
1300 lbs. 13.00® 17.25; 950-1100 lbs.
1300-1500 lbs. 13.00® 17.00; 1100
choice 750-950 lbs. 13.00® 17.25;
heifers, good and choice 850 lbs.
down 12.00®16.25; cows, good ted
choice 8.35® 11.75; vealers (milk
fed) medium to choice 8.00® 14.50.
Sheep; 14.000; bids slightly low
er; lambs, good and choice (92 lbs.
down) 11.75®. 13.00; ewes, medium to
choice (150 lbs. down) 4.00®6.50.
NEW YORK. Oct. 8.— P)—Foreign
exchanges steady; quotations (in
Great Britain, demand 481 5-8;
cables 4«4 3-32; 60-day bills on banks
ISO 15-16. France, demand 3.90 1-2;
! cables 3.90 3-4. Italy, demand 5.23;
J Belgium 13.89; Germany 23.78;
Tokyo 45.66; Montreal 100.01 9-16.
Boy Jailed; Look
For Wife, Aged 13
DALLAS, Tex.. Oct. 8.—Billie Ed
wards, 19, erstwhile “harmonica
king'* was in the county j here
today, held on a charge of false
swearirg. while officers continued
their search for 13-year-o’d Marion
Sherman. Dallas bathing revue
| beauty, whom Fidwards married.
The false swearing charge was
preferred as a result of an oath
Edwards took when he and the girl
purchased a marriage license. Aft
er they were married here Aug. 30,
they started to Memphis. Two men
kidnaped h;s girl-w-ife. Edwards said,
and although he searched for he*
through Arkansas. Tennessee and
Alabama before he was arrested, he
found no trace of her.
2 Men Held in School
Girls’ Disappearance
TORT ARTHUR. Texas. Oct.
(/P»—Two young white men were held
in the city jail today in connection
with the disappearance of two Port
Arthur high school girls, Leona Roy,
13. end Evelyn Cannon. I4j The
girls have been missing since Frida;
when thev were last seen on their
way to school.
Kidnaping charges will likely be
filed against the two prisoners to
day, police said
Stocks irregular; Allied Chemical
gains a doxen points.
Bonds firm; Andes 7’a st new high.
Foreign exchanges mixed; peseta
at new 1928 low.
Cotton higher; bullish government
report. ,
Sugar steady; improved spot situ
ation. . ,
Coffee quiet and irregular.
Wheat lower, large visible scpply.
Corn declined; increased receipts.
Cntle strong to higher.
Hogs lower.
Day’s Sahs Approxi
mately 3,700,000
NEW YORK. Oct. 8.—The up
ward price movement was resumed at
the opening of today's stock market.
Coty opened 4 points higher, and
American Smelting, General Motor,
and Union Carbide showed initia.
gains of 1 3-8 to 3 1-2 points. Sev
eral large blocks changed hands.in
the early trading. Studebaker opening
with a block of 10.000 shares at
85 1-4. up 1. Barnsdall opened frac
tionally lower with a block of 15,000
The brisk rise in prices last week
in the face of a series of bearish de
velopments helped to inspire specu
lative confidence in the market.
Early buying centered largely in
the motor, merchandising and non
ferrous metal shares. Studebaker was
pushed up to the highest price in
four years at 85 1-2 and Nash. Hud- \
son and Motor products sold 1 to * •
2 1-2 points higher.
Foreign exchanges opened firm,
with sterling rabies quoted slightly
higher at ?4.85.
Closing was irregular. Sales ap
proximated 3.700.000.
Prices of Grain
Generally Lower
On Chicago Mart
CHICAGO, Oct. 8.—Unlooked
for advances in wheat quotations at
Liverpool, helped give the wheat
market here an early swing upward
today. Liverpool stocks of wheat
were reported as being rapidly re
duced with no offerings obtainable
except at higher prices. Opening
l-8c to lc up. Chicago wheat later
reacted somewhat, but then rose
higher. Corn and oats were easier,
with corn starting at 3-8<&l-2c de
cline to l-8c gain, and consequently
receding all around. Provisions av
eraged lower.
Wheat closed heavy. 3-4 to lc net
lower, corn 5-8c to 1 3-8e down
oats 1-8 to l-2c off. and provisions
varying from 15c decline to a rise
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KANSAS CITY, Oct. 8.—t/pu_
Wheat: No. 2 dark hard 1.18; No.
3 normally 1.1 (kg 1.31; No. 2 hard
1-11 ® 1.16; No. 3, 1.07® 1.13 1-2;
No. 2 red 1.10; No. 3, 1.31; Doc.
1.12 6-8; May 1.19 1-2. '
Corn: No. 2 white 1.00 1-2; No. 3
nominally 99 1-2® 1.00; No. 2 yel
low nominally 1.00® 1.00 1-2; No. 3
nominally 09 1-2® 1.00; No. 2 mixed
92 <g 92 1-2: No. 3. 91 1-2; Dec.
75 1-8; May 80 1-8.
Oats: No. 2 white nominally 44®
45; No. 3 nominally 43®44.
t * HICAGO, Oct. 8.—l/Pi—Wheat:
No. 2 hard 1.21 (a 1.22 1-2; No. 2
northern spring 1.19 1-2.
Corn: No. 2 mixed 95 1-2; No. 2
yellow 1.05® 1.06 1-2.
Oats: No. 2 white 44 l-2®45 3-4;
No. 4 white 39®42 3-4.
NEW YORK, Oct. 8.—-</P>—United
States bonds: Liberty 3 l-2s 98.1 n
■Ith 4 I-4s 101.2; treasury 4s 105.18
NEW AORK. Oct. 8.—(/f*i—Call
nionev easier; all loans 6 1-2; closing
b,7, 4fi ,;2 -time loans fir,,; mixed
collateral 60-90 days 7 1-4; 4.6
month* 7 1-4; prime mercantile rape*
5 1-4(JP)5 1-2.
Bankers acceptances: 30 davs. 6ft
4 5'8^4 1‘2: 4 months
4 ! 5-8; 5-6 months 5®4 7-8. ,
NEW ORLEANS. Oct. 8.-<>i*>-CoU
tonseed oil closed steady. Prime turn
' er >ellow 9.10; prime crude 8.12 1-2
8.25. Pan. 9.25; Feb. 9.35; Mar 9.40;
Apr. 9.50; May 9.60; Oct. 9.15; Nov.
9.18; Dec. 9.20.
(HICAGO, Oct. 8.—(JP)—Poultrv ,
easy; fowls 20®24c; springs 23 1-2
">25 1 2c; roosters 19 l-2c; turkey*
25®30c; ducks 21c; geese 20c.
(’HICAGO, Oct. 8.—l/P)—Butter
lower; creamery extras 46 1-2;
standards 45 1-2; seconds 41 1-2® (2.
Fggs unchanged.
NEW ORLEANS. Oct. 8.—</pi_
Spot cotton closed steady 41 (
* C",nts UP- Sales 4,010; low' mid
dlmg 17.15; middling 18.65; good
j middling 19.00; receipt* 13.662. }
| stock 155,879. j
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