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Hammsufllf ®krali) 'IS
FOM all that can be gathered It
seems that the Magic Valley
lias come out of the freeze which
gripped the entire county over the
last week-end, with flying colors.
Reports from the upper end of
the Valiev arc to the effect that the
citrus fruit on the trees is still wait
ing for the market Thanks to the
cloudy weather and the gentle rain,
which followed the freeze, a sur
prisingly large number of truck
patches will only suffer a set-back
in growth. Appearance of the trees
this morning gave the impression
the foliage will remain on the ma
jority, although thi: is yet to be
There is one thing certain. That
is that if the Valley can emerge
from the freeze Just experienced as
prosperous as it now seems she has
done, the name Magic Valley be
comes the Miracle Valley.
• • •
AFTER the Brownsville delegation
has gone to Washington to pres
ent its claims for a deep water
jiort to come to Brownsville. Har
lingen will now send a delgation to
Absent the claims of that city.
^ None should blame Harlingen for
Resenting her claims for a deep
water port so long as It has a chance
to obtain one. But it is to be hoped
t hat if her claims goes awaning that
the delegation from the middle city
of th« Valley will realize it in time
not to let her actions muddy the
water for any other city in the Val
ley which may be in a position to
get a deep harbor.
In fact such cooperation as this
should be borne in mind by every
city in the Valley on any project
which is for the good of all. The
truth of the matter is that Browns
ville is nearer to getting that port
right now than any city in the Val
ley has ever been before. It is en
tirely possible, but not probable,
that a divided district with deleg
tions presenting problems for both
the board of army engineers and the
river and harbors committee to solve
will result in no city getting it. And
then the Valley will be set back for
a number of years in an undertak
ing. which, will bring mere benefits
to all than any other single object
which can be presented at this time,
or probably has been presented at
any time. Civic jealously can be
made the Valley s greatest enemy.
* * *
DAY in Austin, hearing ;n tl*e
Brady murder case will op?:i.
This case because of the prom
inence cf the man accused, and the
mystery surrounding the death of
the young woman, has a reader In
terest, which has seldom been equal
ed in the state.
The Brownsville Herald, in order
to give its readers, all that a great
Valley paper should give has sent
Hunter Osborne to Austin as a staff
correspondent in the case. Mr. Os
borne has been with the Herald as
wire editor for the past month.
He wrote some of the acounts of
the death of the young woman and
will be one of the defense witnesses
He Is in a position to give some in
teresting sidelights on the hearing
lroni his able pen.
It is just another case of a great
reliable newspaper giving Its read
ez-s the best of everything.
• • •
WHAT Is Brownsville, and it new
seems the other Valley towns
may apply the same question to
themselves, going to do about homes
for rent?
About a week ago Information was
4 > vanced by the engineer of this
V \umn to the effect that many
were calling upon the Brownsville
Chamber of Commerce for living
quarters which are getting extremely
scarce on acount of the influx of
They are still calling at the
Brownsville Chamber of Commerce
at the rate of about ten a day. and
it is causing that body to hustle to
get them located.
We need more good homes for
rental and leasing purposes, it seems.
• • •>
BETWEEN the parrot disease and
the Monkey business, one does
not know whether to take off
fcii coat or open up his umbrella.
• • •
BRIGHT sayings of children pro
bably play a greater part in the
joys cf life than anv other sin
gle factor. This is probably because
parents think practically all of the
sayings of then- own children par
ticularly bright. It is one of the
great gifts to parenthood.
But here is one others will proba
bly enjoy: Jimmy, six years old. was
celebrating his birthday by dragging
his feet loudly over the floor.
'Stop that, Jimmy,” his exasper
ated mother scolded. * Why do you
drag your feet in that manner?”
"Well, you see. I have been lifting
them up and putting them down for
six years, and I am tired.”
• • •
AFTER long and careful consider
ation, over a period of many
years this editor has discovered
a way to instantly increase circula
This to talk of a married man as
being a bachelor. Circulation will
Immediately Jump to about 104 to
0, but it will be blood circulation.
Pardon, please.
Eight Miners Killed
BECKLEY. W. Va.. Jan. 20
An explosion oared through an en
ter far back ir a mine 10 miles
from here yesterday, carrying death
to eight miners and lnju.lng four
afcbers. Bodies were recove 'd. Eix
le d:nd were negr-. :s. Officials
Mid they believed the ex..lot|:>n
wa* caused by a fall of slate open
ing a pocket of z •
Thawing Weather Is
Ideal for All
Valley growers and shippers were
generally happy Monday morning,
with the outlook growing steadily
brighter, as an inventory of dam
age from the severe cold Friday
night showed losses even lighter
than had been first expected.
The slowly rising temperatures
Sunday and drizzle and cloudy
skies continuing Monday made
.deal thawing weather which will
take the frost bite out of most
; plants: higher prices due to losses
of green vegetables in other sec
tions win take up much of the
actual loss, particularly in cabbage
and greens.
Tomatoes Damaged
The greatest damage was to the
young tomato plants, and it is
early enoug, to r 'ant, with little
delay in the spring crop, .f wea
ther conditions remain favorable.
Of the third of the citrus crop
still ungathered, only ten per cent
suffered damage, according to es
timates mr by John H. rharv,
Mission, and W. E. McDavltt and
Cleve Tandy. Brownsville. All three
agree that harm to older trees is
very small, with some damage to
young trees, particularly where
these have been irrigated and kept
growing through the winter months.
In a b resume of conditions
sent In to Chas. Sperle, in charge
of the government c- reports and
forecasts for Texas, McDavitt said
Monday morning:
Little Damage
“Freeze did little damage due to
I thawing condition?. Estimate ci
: trus damaged around ten percent.
this only in spots. Estimated around
I 1000 cars citrus unshipped. Cab
bage 25 to 30 per cent: tomatoes
I 25 to 30 percent. Most of the beet.
I turnip and mustard tops frozen,
will delay these about two weeks.
Carrots unhurt. Only very few
potatoes up, most of these nipped
to the ground but will come back.”
Tandy reported 300 acres of beans
up. all of which were killed. Spring
i tomatoes, of which about 90 per
cent were up. escaped much light
er than had f1r?t been supposed, es
timates running from 30 to 50 per
cent killed. Tandy predicts that
about half these will be replanted.
Many £ owers who had at first
believed all their planting killed
reported Monday that most of them
had come through, especially the
younger plants, and are cancelling
their orders for seed to replant.
Potatoes Not Hurt
No loss on potato is expected,
only a small acreage being up at
i the time of the freeze, and it is
believed that these, though the tops
are nipped, will come out again
Cabbage and other seasonable
vegetables, as well as early truck
plantings In sections further nortTi
are believed to be a total loss, ship
pers here say. and indications are
that prices on these products will
be unusually good.
The weather forecast is for con
tinued drizzles and unsettled wea
ther Monday night and Tuesday,
probably colder by Wednesday
Cars to Be Auctioned
Six automobiles seL. I recently by
U. 8. customs officers are to be
auctioned off i.i the near future
at the federal buildin". The auc
tions are held at 10 a. m.
I- The cars and da* they are j
be sold follow: Sedan Jan. 23,
touring. 30. Truck Feb. 3. touring
Feb. 6. touring Feb. 7 and coach
Feb. 10
Slayer Gets 25 Year*
CAMDEN. N. J. Jan. 20—0*’ —
i Gladys . *ay Parks comvcted of sec
ond degree murder an ’ manslaugh
ter for the deaths of two children
was today sentenced to 25 years
V -»
Kathleen Kersting of Wichita.
Kas.. whom Madame Calve discov
ered. makes her operatic debut with
the Chicago Civic Opera company.
Delegates Heartened By
LONDON. Jan. 20— {/P—Hearten
1 ed against manifest dangers by firm
handclasps and face-to-face con
sultations. spokesmen of the five
sea powers today completed in an
atmosphere of tense expectancy pre
paration for convening tomorrow of
1 their history making conference on
limitation of ships of war.
While the round of exchanges con
tinued privately and negotiation en
tered their first public phase with
summoning of all delegates to a
meeting at No. 10 Downing street
and later to a reception by King
George, events cast into clearer re
lief hourly prospective view-points
of every participant.
It became evident, that the Amer
icans were ready to give practical
application to President Hoover’s
desire to reduce to the lowest possi
ble levels, and although the dele
gation disclosed no details it was be
lieved the delegation might take the
lead with a far-reaching offer to
extend the naval holiday on cap
ital ships, reduce their size and re
duce battleships strength eventually
1 below the level of the Washington
Bay City Ranchman
Gives T. U. Money
AUSTIN, Jan. 20—Albert
H. Wadsworth, plant, and ranch
man of Bay City, has deposited a
collection of valuable historical
material in the archives of the
University of Texas library.
The collection consists of Con
federate money, rare maps, manu
scripts. manuscrlp books, newspa
pers. magazines and phamplets.
Most of the material had been stor
ed in the Wadsworth home at Mata
gorda. which was built by one of
the Wadsworth family in 1852.
Railway Heads Meet
DALLAS, Jan. 20—(iP—Directors
ana stockholders of the Gulf. Texas
and Western Railway, meeting here
Feb. 4. are expected to consider sale
of the road to the St. Louis-San
Francisco System. Officers and di
rectors also will be named at the
Hi1; proposed puchase by the
Frisco of the G. T. and W. which
extends from Salesville. Palo Pinto
county. 100 miles to Seymour, has
been recommended by T. F. Sulli
van. examiner for the Interstate
Commerce Commission.
Pen, Fee System Solon s’ Work
Special Legislative Session Opens Today—
Governor’s Message Due Tomorrow
AUSTIN, Jan. 20.—f-P—Members of the 41st legislature came to the
capitol today for their fourth special session and their 145th day of work.
While needed action on penitentiary improvement and limitation of
county officers fees were the reasons set out in the call for the extra
session, other subjects were expected to be opened up later.
With standing committees holding over, the houses planned to lose
little time in organization if quorums were present and j be ready to re
ceive the governor's message this afternoon or tomorrow. Joe M.
; Bolivians Dispersed When
Paraguayans Fight
ASUNCION. Paraguay, Jan. 20
uP)—Grave concern was felt her«
today because of government ad
vices that Bo’ - 1 troops had at
tacked the Paraguayan fort of Isla
Poi. on an island in the Paraguayar
river about ‘ ' mile northwest oi
Asuncion. The council of minister!
met today to consider the ..ituation
The attack cocurred last Thursday
but details were lacking. The Boli
vians were said to have been dis
? • tviuurc V/i VJi CCii* iflVUiU i
for election as *pea\er pro tem of
the senate.
Several bills on penitentiary con
centration and on **e limitation
of fees for coun office holders
were ready for the hopper. These
were the only subject; so far sub
mitted by the governor.
Regulation of publi utilities, ap
propriations for state colleges,
eleemosynary institutions’ depart
ments. and repayment of farmers
in the pink boll wt n territory for
the money they have spent In
eradication work, and local bills
I were exj 'ted to be submitted at
later dates.
Three proposals for concentra
i tion of the p*nitentlary system have
been adv.'ced by members of a
committee appointed to study the
problem. The committee was com
posed of the nine prison board mem
bers and nine legislators.
Nation’s 1930 Construction
Will Exceed Ten Billion!
Peace Time Record of Building Will Be Made
By Hoover’s Campaign for Stabilizing
Business of Country
WASH NGTON, Jan. 20- —An expenditure ol more than ten billion
dollars for public and private construction work throughout the nation
L> expected during the coming year by secretary Lamont.
Responding to President Hoover's campaign for stabilizing business
and stimulating construction, the commerce department has bqpn col
lecting and coordinating data on prospective building in all parts of the
These reports indicate more than seven billions all! be spent in public
Worried Wife Take*
Seat Beside
AUSTIN, Jan. 20.—UP>—John W.
~»rady, former judge of the third
court of civil appeals and one ot
;.hc most prominent attorneys in
c»ic state, went to trial here today
on a charge of murder in connec
tion with the death of Miss Lehlia
Highsmith, 28-year-old stenogra- j
pher, last November.
Brady, wearing a slate gray suit
and with carefully groomed silvery* |
j aair, seemed almost to fall as he i
reached his chair. He waited half j
sitting, to kiss his wife and ills
sister and sat down for a moment j
with a hand over his eyes. Then
his brother. Will Brady of Callfor
I nia, came up to pat his back, and
he sat erect with downcast eyes,
j .. Large Crowd
Brady, former judge on the third
court of civil appeals here, was so
; surrounded with attorneys and re- j
lathes that the press table had to ,
be pushed back to the rail. He i
seemed to avoid looking back at the
spectators and his brief glance ■
. about was stoney.
Two Texas rangers appeared un
: der “general orders” they said, to
help the sheriff and three deputies
keep order. They anticipated no I
■ disorder, but were here “juat. in i
! case.”
Father There
A G. B. Smith of Baytown, father
of the girl, came to the courthous?
honing to get a seat at the counsel
table. *
Mrs. Bradv, her face lined and
worried, arrived about 9 o’clock and
took a seat in the distict clerk's of
fice. One by one, friends of the
family drooped in to talk to her;
in wmspers. . , .
The corridors became choked as
I the witnesses began
! Among the many notables called by
1 the defense here early were Gal
loway Calhoun, first assistant at
torney general, and Eugene Smith
San 'Antonio, chairman of the
state highway commission under the
Miram A Ferguson administration
The list of the first venire of 250 ,
names has been scanned bv at
torneys for both sides. Whether an
additional venire would be cal.ed
was among today’s moot questions, j
Due to Brady’s prominence the
chances r* obtaining a jury from ■
the first venire were considered
i slight.
I “Hug-the-Coast” Road
Causeways Studied
AUSTIN. Jan. 20——With two
large causeways on the "Hug-the
Coast” highway and three interstate
bridges the principal projects on
the program the higl way commis
sion met today for Its first con-ract
i lettings of the new year.
The causeways, to cost ^pproxl
matelv $450,000 each, will be locat
ed in Calhoun and Arausas coun- j
. ties- |
Judge John I. Kleiber: "Old
timers here always say that the
Valley is subject to two kinds of
northers, the "blue norther and the
i •sneaking" kind. Thp blue one hits i
with a bang, but the one that
sneaks up Is the northern which
t usuallv does the damage.'
John Thlelen: "Twenty-nine
vears ago Sunday accurred the'
only train hold-up which ever took
place In the vicinity of Brownsville
It happened on the Point Isabel
and Rio Grande Valley railway. I
was on the train with my sister-in
law on the way to catch the steam
er at the Point. The bandits held
I up the train, blindfolded the pas
sengers and herded them into a box
' car. After robbing the train they
. set fire to it. and only the courage
of the fireman, who crawled back
through the grass and liberated us
saved our lives.”

A. S. Gimble: "This rainy weath
er is the best thing In the world
which could have happened right |
now. It will take the frost bite out i
of most of the growing plants, and I
save manv which would have been
killed otherwise. The cold did get
all the rubber plants around town,
C. 8 Eidman “When in Mexico
City I was rather disappointed In
the flcating gardens of Xochimilco.
I felt as If I were riding through
a corn Held.” j
uuiivuiig mm
public utility construction, an out
lay that would establish a new peace
time record. Expenditures for com
mercial and Industrial structures
are expected to exceed three billion
dollars on the basis of last year s
Return:. Incomplete
Complete returns have been re
ceived from 26 states and partial re
turns and estimates lroin all tlie
others indicating an expenditure for
public works, including those of the ;
fedora’ government, of approximate-!
ly $3,325,000,000.
It is estima*ed that public utili
ties. railroads and te'.ecraph compa
nies will spend $3,250,000,000 for bet
tering their plants and equipment
and that electric, gas. and street
railway companies will spend ap
proximately $410,000,000 for the
maintenance of existing plants and
Railroads Lead
It is estimated that- class A rail- ,
roads will initiate consruction work
costing $1,050 00®.COO, the American
telephone and telegraph company
$700,000,000. and Independent tele
phone and telegraph companies,
short line railroads and privately
owned waterworks $100,000,000.
Valley Land Probe
To Be Asked by Solon
(Special to The Herald)
AUSTIN. Jan. 20—Rep. A. P.
Johnson of Dimmitt county Monday
announced he will introduce a re- .
solution in the house Tuesday pro
viding for a !"gislattve investiga
tion of the action of the Wiaaonsin
Realty board in refusing permits
to Texas firms to tell Rio Grande
Valley lands to Wisconsin immi
He will provide for a committee
to reecommend suitable steps to
deal with the situation as found by
the investigation. Meanwhile C. A
Wharton, attorney, was here to ar
range for a statewide meeting to j
protest against the barring of Texas
land sales by other states.
Customs Man Makes
First Liquor Haul
Roy L. Collins, recently returned
to the customs service after serving
in north and central Texas with the
federal prohibition agents, has made
his first ‘catch.”
In company with his brother. J.
H. Collins, and Manuel Rodriguez,
deputy constable. Collins, nabbed
two men. an automobile and 48
quarts of mescal at the Chavez j
crossing. Santa Maria. Sunday.
The liquor and ccr were confis
cated. Preliminary hearings for the
two men are scheduled to be heard
before U. S. Commissioner E. K.
Goodrich Wednesday morning.
Raymondville Seeks
Veterans’ Hospital
A veterans' hospital is belr.g
sought by Raymondville which to
day is asking all the to rn: of the
Valley to assist their committee in
this move at Washington.
This assistance asked in a let
ter received by the Brownsville
Chamber of Commerce from R. B
Baxter. The committee, the names
of whose me ibers were not given
will receive a hearing in Washing
ton on January n. The hospital ';
to be located in Texas and Ray
mondville Is seeking it for the Val
Feeling Kindlier
A kindly feeling exists between
Laredo and Brownsville as a result
of the manner in ich the port
blockade at Laredo was handled
from a business standpoint by both
Information to this effect is con
tained in a letter from Charles
Mumm, secretary of the Laredo
Chamber of Commerce. He said
that a recent meeting o. his board
of directors at Le :do these senti
ments weic expressed.
Four Aliens Get
Jail Sentences
Pour aliens plea'■led guilty to
entering the Un’‘ed States illegal
ly and Jail sentences of 30 days
and deportation were recommend
ed for them by U. C. Commis* ’ >ner J
E. K. Goodrich at examlmr- trials,
held Monday
The aliens Petro. Pedro and
GuadaluDe Par and Pedro Lopez
The federal district Judge a ill
act upon ^ommlsslon-r Goodrich's
recommendations In the near fut
Meeting Called
A meeting of the Cameron coun
ty commissioner's court will be called
for 10 a. m. Thursday, Judge O C.
Dancy annojneed Monday after re
turning from Houston.
Road bonds, 1 lghts of way and tick
eradication are the matters likely to
come before the session.
Allen Northlngton, of Montgom
ery, Ala., la president of the new
$30,000,000 government cooperative
16 Charred and Mangled
Bodies in Oceanside
Funeral Home
LOt> ANGELES. Jail. 20—of’ —
Sixteen charred and mangled bodies
lay in the morgue at Oceanside to
day as gruesome reminders of the
crash of a giant T. A. T.—Maddux
air liner while returning to Los An
geles with a group of week-end
visitors to Agua Caliente. Mexico.
The sixteen met a horrible death
late yesterday at Oceanside when
the transport faltered down out of
the sky. plowed a big gash in the
earth, burst into flames and became
a gasoiine-fed funeral pyre.
None of the eight women and eight
men aboard lived to tell the story,
and all but three were burned be
yond recognition.
Witnesses, including a Western
Express pilot who saw the tragedy,
agreed the ill-fated craft had been
fighting against a log which forced
aerial traffic beneath a dangerously
low 200-foot celling.
Others who heard the crash and
saw the flames hurried to the spot
only to lmd a pile of red hot metal.
Speculators could only stand by.
knowing the plane's occupants were
beyond the reach of human aid.
The great plane, apparently snag
ging the hillside with a wing tip.
tore through the soft soil many
yards, breaking the cabin wide open
Seething in flames from burst fuel
tanks, it piled into a crumpled mass
that spared not a single life.
Blooded Stock
Exchange Opens
A new business has been opened
in Brownsville by L. G. Canales,
formerly of Mier, in the Valley
Commission company, which will
engage in rather a novel business.
This business is to buy blooded
stock of different kinds, including
baby chicks and re-sell them in
At the Brownsville Chamber of
Commerce it was said that Mr.
Canales plans to send the baby
chicks into Mexico by airplane, a
similar experiment on this method
hating proved satisfactory
He expects to buy horses suitable
for polo, fine registered cattle and
other animals to improve the Mexi
can stock.
He is seeking a place to open his
“Oh Lordy!” Cries Youngster When Hail of
Lead Cuts Him Down in Alleged
Attempt at Robbery
LIBERTY, Jan. 20—Wilbur Honey. 19, was shot to death in the
! L. Friedman general store at Dayton, near here, today by officers who
had lain in wait on a Up that the store was to be robbed.
Rube King, 17, was arrested and charged with burglary
A third youth, said to have been a lookout, escaped
Deputy Sheriff Geo. White, who with Sheriff L. V. Hightower and
Deputy Jack Eckols made up the ambu&hers. told of the shooting today:
"We had a tip that the store was to be robbed and had been watch
— — — —.— -II — —u—|_|—_-| _»
Countess to Wed
New York Wealth;
NEW YORK. Jan. 20.—^f—A
countess who was a lady In watt
in* to Mane Jose before she
left Belgium to become the
crown Drincess of Italy ts also
to be a bride. Comtesue Mich
elle D’Oultremont Is engaged to
Pierre Clinch Merillon of Park
avenue and Paris, who inherited
wealth made tn a New York de
partment store and Long Island
realtv. He Is now cruising with
the W. K. Vanderbilts.
Weak Minded Criminals
Attack Officers, Says
Recent caustic criticism of the per
sonnel trusted with prohibition en
forcement is blamed by prohibition
Commissioner James M. Doran as
having *—d a largo part in induc
I ing armed resistance by violators of
' the law, resulting in the slaying
of enforcement officers.
Doran made this statement in
commenting upon the killing of
P. K. Patterson and Robert K.
Moncure, prohibition agents, when
they entered a home at West Palm
Beach. Florida, on Saturday to
searcli 'or liquor.
Killing Regretted
•‘1 regret deeply the killing of
any person.” the commissioner said,
'but the death of Patterson and
Concurc who went in broad day
light to serve a search warrant
upon a suspected bootlegger were
due in large part to recent tn
i flammatory attacks upon our per
sonnel, which leads weak minded
criminals to attack honest and ef
ficient officers acting in perform
ance of then- sworn duty.”
The firs* of President Hoover's
proposals for improving enforce
ment condition-v—that affecting the
transfer of the prohibition unit
irom the Treasury to the Justice
department—is to be considered by
the House Expenditui committee
tomorrow. Chairman Williamson
who has Introduced a bill, predicts
it will be reported out within a
week, and leaders of the House hate
arranged to tve it immediate con
3 Killed in Crash
PALM 3E - ;H, Fla . Jan. 20—\F)
—Three men were led and two
tnjurad when th3 al plane in w'hich
they were flying from the bahama
Islands to Da *ma Beach fell Into
Lake Worth lie. „ ter day.
Factories Here Pending
Varied Projects May be Developed As World
Looks to Brownsville
As Brownsville is angling in Washington for a deep water port the
remainder of the world seems actively awaking to the fact that thtre
ire many business opportunities offered by this city and the Valley ter
While one man wrote to the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce to know
if he could take a ship from here to Vera Cruz, three letters of pros
pective business and manufacturing concerns, and the announcement
>f two new- businesses for Brownsville and the Valley were received.
Austria - Hungary Conflict
Finally Ends
THE HAGUE, Netherlands. Jan.
20—OP>—A'ter more than 34 hours
of continuous session, the commit
tee on non-German reparations fin
ally solved the conflict between
Hungary and Austria and their
reparations creditors today.
The result was a comp rise.
Hungary agrees to pay her cred
itors 13.5000.000 gold crowns a year
after 1913 until "*66 while Austria
pays 1,000,000 gold clowns a year
during the same period.
River Breaks Again
MEMPHIS. Jan. 20 <-P>—Smash
ing its levees with alarming reg
ularity. the 8t. Pram t* ivrr broke
through a dyke 10 miles south oi
Marked Tree. Ark . today and con
tinued ts fan like c ^*ep down its
basin. It was the tenth break on
the stream thin six days.
me pruepcvwe uusuictsca m
cluded: a mattress facton-: a plant
to manufacture an oil and other
by-products from grapefruit and
orange cull*; and a canning fac
tory. The new businesses opened
are told of separately in this issue
of the Herald.
Factory Looms
Information toward a project of
establishing a mattress factory is
asked in a letter from H. M. Scott
of Chlckasha, Oklahoma. What
he want* specifically is railway
trackage for his plant.
The canning factory is proposed
in a letter received from a Missouri
concern, which wishes data upon
which those interested can act.
Calls Wanted
The manufacturers of the citrus
fruit product* wanted to know if
from 500 to 1 000 tons of culls could
be obtained. The ktter came from
Los Angeles, the names were with
held being in compliance with the
wishes of the writers.
Publicity obtained by Brownsville
in the recent shipping development
and revived interest in a port 1*
thought to be responsible for l-hi*
unusual activity.
H. O. Bern brack of Waterloo
Iowa, writes to know if he can sail
from here to Vera Cnu,
Saturday night some one tried
to bore a hole In the floor and wr.*s
neared away. Early this morning we
were In the store and some one
tried to tear the bottom panel off
the back door. They got a sinad
hole opened and then came back
later with a saw. We were hiding
In the dark and could ;tp a mv.t
crawl through.
• Put 'em up," tiie sher.ii yelled.
• The man whirled in a crouching
position, evidently trying to run fer
[ protection behind a nearby coun
ter," the sheriff said.
• Deputy Eckols and I let go with
our guns. He was shooting a I’d
gauge pump gun and 1 liaU a .44
revolver. The boy gave one cry,
Oh Lordy’ and died in five minutes.
Pioneer Resident
Dies at Home Here
Antonio Garza. 7a, and lor W
1 years a resident oi Brownsville, died
at his home in Colonia Mexican a
early Mcnday morning He is sui
vhed by his widow, three sons and
i lour daughters. Last rites will bo
| held at 4:30 p. m. Monday, at Out*
Lady of Guadalupe church, with
i burial In the city cemetery Arra.;
kcmenta were made by Garz*
T. F. Rives New Head
Of Bank at Weslaco
WESLACO. Jan. 30—t/Pi—Th©*.
F. Rives was elected president o! the
First National bank here at the an*
1 nual election of officers and direc
; tors. W. S Hay was elected vice
president and cashier; director* are
H. B Seay. Tho«s F. Rivei. W. 6.
Ray, D. W. Glasscock, Clell Solether
- and E. L. McCahp.
Rivas Rites Held
Funeral services for Eugenio Ri
vas victim of an automobile accld ■
ent Friday night, were held at 4:10
p. m. Sunday. Rivas was injured at
Ninth and Levee streets when his
car overturned and died Saturday
night at Mercy hospital.
Services were held at the Inuni*
culae Conception church, with in
I terment in the city cemetery. The
deceased was 55 years old. He leave,
| two nieces and one nephew. the only
near relatives.
Active pallbearers we it mem be i
oI the Sociedad Hidalgo, of which
Rivas was a member and included
Frank Mcralc Gilbert Cerda. M -
Moreno, Jose Nenque. Tomas Her
nandez. and Antonio erto.
Garza's mortuary handled the ar
Dress Company Here
A compan;. rhtch In Laredo ex
pends about $50,'“TO per year In
money pa 1 to workers i * dre>
goods has come to Brownsville.
This Is the Kew'pie . -'ss com
pany ol New York, which .»as ap
pointed Mrs. M L. TIino4osa o'
this city as its * resenta*’ve.
The company manufactures bablc»
and childrens’ die dr ?s special
ising In silk gcods The dresses
are then la.med out to sewing
hafid w’orkers and are embn er
ed, or whatnot. Wages are paid for
this work In the cities \ here rep
resentative- are appointed which
amount t such high sums as arc
reported at Laredo.
- - __J
Por Brownsville and the Valley:
Cloudy and unsettled tonight and
; Tuesday with occasional rains; con
tinued moderately cold; lowest tem
perature tonight in the forties, pro
bably colder by Wednesday morning.
Moderate to fresh northerly winds
j on the west coast.
There will be no material change
in the river during the next few day*
Sunday, January 19th
Flood Present 24-Hr. 24-H-r
Stage State Chug EU:t»
Eagle Pass ..16 2.5 0 0 .00
Laredo .27 -0 8 0 0 .00
Rio Grande ..21 4 0 -01 .00
! Mission .22 4.4 0 0 00
8an Benito ..23 9 1 -0 6 00
Brownsville ..18 3 6 ^0.2 .00
Monday, January, 20th.
Fagle Pass ..16 2.5 0 0 .00
; Laredo .27 -0.6 0 0 .04
Rio Grande ..21 4 0 0 0 .00
Mission .22 4 4 0.0 .02
San Benito ..23 9 0 -01 .15
Brownsville ..18 3.7 -O.l .10
High and low tide at Point. Isabel
today, under normal meteorolo
gical conditions:
High.11:22 a. m.; 8 31 p. m.
Low . 3 34 a m., 4:06 p m
Sunset today . * 0*
Sunrise tomorrow .. 7.18

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