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>-- BY C. M. BALL
‘ “America is controlled by
trusts that function as govern
: ment.1
!; —Theodore Dreiser.
"The more quickly the traveler
can cross the ocean the better
will be the understanding be
tween countries.”
—Ambassador Von Prittwitz of
"Nothing so educates us as a
shock '
—Will Durant.
Brownsville today is voting
whether a bond issue of $150,
000 shall be authorized for the
enlargement of the filtration plant.
From all ‘ndications early today the
issue will carry by a large majority,
although there is known to be some
opposition to it.
There is one thing which can be
wholeheartedly urged of every tax
payer in the city. That is that he
get out and express his or her de
sire at the polls.
• * •
CITIZENS today arc voting for a
more adequate supply of water.
There seems to remain some
confusion over the request of a few
days ago for users to boil their water.
This came as a request, or rather a
health warning during the two days
the water was shut off at the fil
tration plant while it w'as being
The water is now apaln passing
through the filtration plant and no
more danger to health exists than
has always existed. The city never
has been greatly concerned over the
health feature except that the de
mand of the users was getting so
far beyond the capacity of the fil
tration plant that the water could
not be detained there the required
length of time. Brownsville today
votes for a new plant suitable to
meet the requirements of the city.
If the issue does not carry the sit
uation may fast develop' into a
health problem.
• • •
OTHERWISE today is the day the
season opens on white winged
doves. The bag limit is fifteen.
This is an important item, if South
Texas and the Valley is to keep its
rich game supply.
Both the shooting and eating of
white wings are tempting, but no
true sportsmen will act a hog.
• • •
SINCLAIR oil company is contem
plating putting an office in
Brownsville to care for its north
ern Mexico business. Other o in
terests are contemplating a big re
finery here, but developments are
not iar enough along to permit of
any statement.
Another concern backed by oil
interests is considering a chain of
tourist camps, restaurants and sou
venir shops from Laredo to Mexico
City and probably from Brownsville
to Monterrey when that highway is
completed. Fourteen new homes
are being constructed in Los Ebanos
alone. It is now time for Browns
ville to begin to commence to pre
pare to be a big city. Times are
not one half as hard as some seem
to think they are.
• * •
MANY have asked the engineer of
this column why the city com
mission has not cieanet. out the
filtration plant long ago. Seems
they have just become aware of its
condition. But it has now been
cleaned out.
The present city administration
is seeking to give an economic ad
ministration. City Manager Rosen
thal. backed by the mayor and the
board is proving very efficient in
his line. In fact there be some who
say his initials should probably be
E. C. Rosenthal.
Here is a tale they whisper around
In city circles:
•'The city was conducting a fun
eral. Mr. Rosenthal went out to
see how tire ci’y buried its dead.
Six men were carrying the casket.
• Are all six of these men engaged
it. carrying this casket?'’ he asked.
Yes. sir.”
“Well, lay off the middle two. the
other lour can carry it all right."
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ANIMATED Annie says she is a
great b»u*.er in economy until
some gtxK comes to see her and
only spends the evening.
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London — of 9.1 things! The
Prince of Wales has adopted a
canary colored waistcoat and
trousers as Hying garb. *
lower classes will imitate. When en
gineers of tlie Westchester country
park commission appeared on the
job in shorts, the laborers followed
their example by cutting off their
trousers legs with pocket knives.
MONTREAL — A 24-hour relay
race between six teams of men and
as many horses will be run here
tomorrow, but no matter which wins
it will not be horses. In the event
a horse outruns a man the jockey
will collect the prize money.
• NEW YORK — The day was hot
and Detective Alexander sought re
lief In a drink of cool water from
a faucet attached to a pipe in the
rear yard of a Brooklyn garage. A
clear brown beverage poured forth
which, much to the detective's sur
prise. proved to be beer of good;
LONDON — George tiernard Shaw
has signed his first contract permit
ting the filming of one of his plays.
The reason? ‘T want to make some
money,” he said.
NEW YORK - It was a good
idea even though it didn't pan out.
Loiterers In the financial district
gazed expectantly at the New York
Federal Reserve bank when a fire
broke out there. A billion dollars
in gold lay Inside and who knew
but what it might melt and ooze
out. But the fire was slight and it
Government Figures
Indicate Yield
Below Par
An indicated cotton crop of 14.362.
OOO bales of 500 pounds gross weight
was forecast today for this year by
the department of agriculture bas
ing its forecast on the condition of
the crop August 1 which was 62.2
per cent normal.
The August ; condition indicat
ed a yield of 155.3 pounds per acre,
compared with 155.0 pounds last
year and 155.1 pounds, the 1919-28
average yield per acre.
Last year the August 1 condition
was 69.6 per cent of a normal, and
the 1919-28 average condition on
August 1 was 67.2 per cent.
Theindicated production was cal
1 culated on the basis of the area in
cultivation July 1 this year less the
! 10 year average abandonment, or
44.252.000 acres.
The producing acreage, condition
1 August 1 and the Indicated total
production by states follow:
♦ First figures, acreage; second,
condition; third, indicated produc
: tion.i
| Virginia . 88.000 72 42.000
N. Carolina 1.696.000 74 782.000
S. Carolina ..2.145,000 74 930.000
Georgia .3.681,000 71 1,340.000 j
Florida . 100.000 72 29,000 i
Missouri . 365.000 64 153.000 i
Tennessee ...1.200,000 61 464.000:
Alabama _3.590.000 62 1.201.000
Mississippi ..4.202.000 60 1.626,000
Louisiana ...2.013.000 54 632.000
Texas .16.835.000 61 4.496,000 |
Oklahoma ...3.803,000 60 1.072 000
Arkansas ....3.920,000 46 1.106.000
New Mexico ...119,000 89 97.000
Arizona . 209.000 92 162.000
California -268.000 92 224,000
All other states 18,000 70 6.000
Lower Calif. ..100.000 .. 53.000
Lower California. Old Mexico, not
included In United States totals.
Afghans Advance On
India at Peshawar
PESHAWAR, India, Aug. 8.—<>P>—
Ten thousand savage Afghan tribes
men today advanced against Pesh
awar in an ncreasng effort to break
through the northwest frontier.
British advance troops were in con
tact with the Afridi warriors this
forenoon and bombing planes were
in readiness to repel a general as
This city was threatened as it had
not been for a long time. The ad
vance guard of the manacing trib
al army spent the night encamped
only 12 miles away, and scouts re
ported every indication of an in
tention to make an early advance.
Observers predicted at noon that
a battle within the next few hours,
which might force the supreme is
sue. hardly could be avoided.
There was no lack of confidence |
among the defending forces, how- \
ever, whose officers asserted every
precaution had been taken and that
even* move of the tribesmen was
being made known quickly to the
British command by reconnoitering
scouts of the Royal Air force.
Mercedes District
Is Dipping Cattle
(Spe lal to The Herald.)
MERCEDES. Aug. 8 —In the fight
to free Hidalgo county of the tick,
over two thousand head of live
stock are being dipped regularly
every two weeks in the Mercedes
district, according to Leonard
Freasier, local inspector, who has
charged of the work in this district.
Fred Rodwa.v, inspector in charge
of the county, stated that he is
receiving the heartiest co-opera
tion from owners of cattle through
out the county. The tick eradica
tion work on a county wide scale,
was started in April of this year.
There are 90 different vats in the
county, eight of these being locat
ed in tty* Mercedes district.
Mexican Officers
Asked to Register
MEXICO CITY. Aug. 8.—</P>—The
Secretary of War today issued a
decree that all officers of the army
must, within 90 days, register their
age and nationality under article
32 of the Constitution, specifying
that during times of peace none but
Mexicans may hold positions in the
All-Time Heat Record Looms
CHICAGO. Aug. 8—The
heat hangs on. undaunted by a few
showers here and there and ap
parently determined to set an
endur^ce record all Us own.
Extremely high temperatures
shift from one part of the coun
try to the other, scattered rains
bring brief shouts of joy from
farmers and city folk as well, and
a cool breeze now and then
conjures up a mirage of autumn
and comfort, but the country as
a whole swelters in one of the
most prolonged host spells in its
Damage to corn and pasture
land continues to be reported.
Twenty per cent of Iowa's corn is
said to be past saving. Eastern
Nebraska is believed to be in even
worse condition. The Agricultural
Department of the Santa Fe Rail
road estimates the damage will run
from 50 to 75 per cent in Illinois.
Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and Neb.
Southern Illinois continues to be
one of the driest sections of the
country with streams receding,
wells going dry and the pasture
land slowly burning up. The last
soaking rain there was late in
March. Chicago themometers did
not get higher than 84 yesterday
but an unusually high humidity
made up for what the sun lacked.
Temperatures were not suite so
high in the east yesterday, al
though it was 96 in Washington
and 94 in Philadelphia. A cooling
breeze held the mercury down to
86 in New York City but there
were five deaths attributed to the
Iowa's tall corn got a little more
rain but in Nebraska, where the
eastern part is especially in need
of moisture, the heat continued
unabated with unusually high
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Nephew* Returning From
Funeral See Uncle
BALTIMORE. Aug. 8.—{IP)—
Nephews and nieces who yesterday
beiieved they had attended the fun
eral of their uncle, came back from
the cemetery to find they had
burled a stranger. They discovered
their uncle alive and well and
standing at the intersection of a
busv street.
Police to w.Vm they appealed for
reflief were only able to change
health department records to show
an unknown man had been buried.
The coroner could do no more, and
told them there was no way to re
cover funeral expenses.
Last Monday a man was found
dead in Carroll Park and Charles
Howser identified it as William L.
Lewis, an uncle who had lived with
him for 15 years. The identification
was confirmed by other nephews
and nieces.
Fleischmann Named
In Heart Balm Suit
LOS ANGELES. Aug. 8.——
William N. Fleischmr.%n. 57. director
of the Fleischmann Corporation
and a cousin of Major Max Fleisch
mann. yeast magnate, today faced a
$100,000 breach of promise suit
filed by Miss Madge Mitchell, mo
tion picture actress.
Tn the complaint filed here yes
terdav Miss Mitchell alleged that
Fleischmann "expressly promised
and agreed to marry her. and on the
strength of the promise she accom
panied him on a pre-honeymoon
trip to the Hawaiian islands.”
Miss Mitchell, former Houston.
Tex., beauty contest winner, said
she met Fleischmann whi# work
ing as a manicurist in a Holly
wood hotel "between screen engage
Here is first photo of Mrs. Exa Payne, late wife of A. D. Payne. Am
arillo attorney, who has dictated a confession that he placed a bomb in
the family car which killed her and maimed their eleven-year-old son.
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Attorney Asks Early Death
Amarillo Man Sobs Out Story of Bomb Plot
But Wishes Son Had Been Killed
STINNETT, Tex., Aug. 8.—(A*)—A. D. Pavne, Amarillo attorney, who
confessed that it was he who planted the dynamite that blasted the life
out of his wife and the mother of his three children, today had ac
knowledged the truthfulness of his sordid statement of murder with his
When he stepped back in the presence of Potter and Hutchinson county
officers after affixing his name to the long document which told a tale
of conniving at the life of the woman he courted a few years ago while
--* working his way through West Tex
as State Teacher's college at Can
yon, he expressed only one regret.
He said he was sorry that the in
fernal machine that dismembered
Mrs. Payne and maimed his 11
year-old son did not in fact murder
the boy that had been given the
name of his father and who now
does not believe him guilty of so
dastardly a crime.
Payne seemed remarkably com
posed, considering the ordeal he
had been through, when, at 4
o'clock this morning he sealed the
63-page confession, detailing a se
ries of attempts on his wife's life
before he finally succeeded. News
paper reporters were present w’hen
the climax came.
Officers said the attorney had
talked almost incessantly from 8
a. m. yesterday until 4 a. m. to
Speedy Death Asked
Craving only a speedy death as
punishment for what he himself
termed "the most terrible crime ever
committed." A. D. Payne, Amarillo
attorney, today closed and signed
his recital.
Yesterday he called himself "the
meanest man in the world," during
his all-day session with officers
dictating his confession to a court
Mystery had cloaked the identity
of the person who planted the bomb
in Payne's car which exploded
June 27. as Mrs. Payne was driving
to town with her son. Last week,
Payne called at the Office of Gene
Howe, editor of the Amarillo News
Globe. and asked that newspaper
men conduct an inquiry, since police
authorities had made no progress In
apprehending the slayer.
Howe telegraphed the Kansas
City Star and asked that A. B. Mac
Donald be assigned to the case.
Howe and MacDonald began their
investigation Monday.
Quivers As He Signs
However, apparently realizing he
had at last made a clean breast
of the thing that had been gnawing
at his heart many days, his body
quivered, the pen fell from his
hands, he buried his face in his
arms and slumped over on a cot.
But, again he recovered his
composure and braced himself to
face newspaper reporters who
sought to question him.
His face was sallow, as drawn
and haggard as it was the other
day w’hen he was confronted by
Verona Thompson, his former
secretary, whose statement of
Payne’s interest in her caused the
lead that solved the crime of which
he is accused.
"How have the officers treated
you since your arrest?” he was
"With utmost consideration.” he
replied sharply. "They have been
gentlemanly and I have no
He said he felt little relief since
his confession.
*‘I feel Just like I did when 1
was planning this.” he said.
He said he realized he had not
committed the “perfect crime" but
he did not expect to be apprehend
ed so soon.
He said he would have no
(Continued on Page Nine)
Lafollette to Come
Here to Get Club
For Kohler
Robert Marion (Bob) LaFollette.
Jr, prominent Wisconsin politician,
will arrive in the Valley soon, ac
companied by several friends with
the view of carrying back propa
ganda to be used against Gov. Koh
ler in the coming gubernatorial
campaign, according to S. M. Pat
terson. secretary of the Weslaco
Chamber of Commerce.
The action of the Wisconsin Rea!
Estate Brokers board in refusing to
issue licenses to those selling Rio
Grande Valley land “will form ex
cellent political mud to hurl," a
local man said.
All Valley chambers of commerce
were notified of the coming visit
of Mr. LaFollette and his men.
Mr. Patterson explained that his
information came from a former
Wisconsin resident who was reli
"The former Wisconsinite is of
the opinion that, regardless of how
much effort is put forth to show
this party facts, etc., it will be used
to the detriment of the Va’ley." Mr.
Patterson said. “Give this matter
whatever consideration it seems to
G. C. Richardson. Brownsville
secretary, said Friday that plans
will be made to entertain the na
tionally famous politician, and to
give him a correct impression of
this section.
LaFollete acted as secretary to his
father, once presidential candidate,
for 6 years, while he was in the sen
ate. Following the elder LaFollette's
death in 1925. he was named to fill
the unexpired term. He is also
editor of LaFollette's Magazine and
makes his home in Madison. Wis.
Port Arthur Black
Pays Death Penalty
HUNloV ILLE, Aug. 8. —
Probably the first man ever elec
trocuted in Texas for criminal as
sault upon a negress, Rainey Wil
liams, 38-year-old negro, whom
three angry mobs tried to get for
attacks on white girls at Port
Arthur, died in the electrtc chair
of Huntsville prison at 13:14 a. m.
He was convicted for criminal as
sault upon Joyce Keller. 20. negress,
although two white girls identified
him as their attacker.
Williams denied in an interview
with newspapermen that he had
attacked "any women” and declared
in that death chamber that ‘T
sho-sho-sho am not guilty of that
assault charge.”
He was threatened with mob
action three times before his court
appearance. An angry' group first
sought him while he was in the
Port Arthur jail, but officers took
him to Beaumont. There two ad
ditional bands gathered about the
jail, but each time Sheriff W. W
Covington and his deputies dispers
ed them.
(>P>—The farthest north golf course
Is at Eskimo Point, on the upper
Hudson Bay 375 miles south of
the Arctic Circle.
The Rev. Donald Marsh, here
for a holiday after three years at
Eskimo Point as a missionary,
stocked up with golf balls, clubs
and tees to take back with him.
The Eskimos, he said, play the
game a little but prefer to caddy.
Airlines Report Big
Business Increase
A report issued by the C. A. T.
airlines reveals that passengers over
the line in July increased 61 per
cent over the June totals.
An Increase of 59 per cent was
noted In ticket sales, the report con
tinues .and plans are being rushed
to open new fields and improve
present service.
In a statement it was pointed out
that Mexico is rapidly becoming air
minded, and that more and more
citizens are turning to the air as
the logical means of rapid transpor
Train Wrecked
WINSLOW. Aria., Aug. 8.—(/Ph
Santa Fe passenger train number 8.
from Los Angeles to Chicago, broke
through a rain-weakened bridge 10
miles west of Joseph City, Ariz.,
last night, killing the engineer. R.
E. Bixby, and probably killing the
fireman. Morris B. Burney, no pas
sengers were reported hurt.
Blxbv's body was recovered early
today but that of Burney had not
been located.
Amarillo attorney, known as a
“model husband.” and who lately
styled himself "meanest man in i
world," following a charge that !
he murdered his wife with a bomb
and maimed his young son. !
NOGALES, Ariz.. Aug. 8.—<AV
Soldiers, citizens and police search
ed the ruined sections of Nogales.
Sonora, today for victims of the
flood which swept through these
border cities leaving four known
dead, 13 missing and 500 homeless.
As the skies cleared the fright
ened populace, driven from homes
by the flood and then terrified by
a downpour which for a time
threatened a recurrence of the
deluge, ventured back to the
houses remaining undamaged.
The storm cycle which began
early yesterday with the flooding
of the border cities moved on last
night, drenching Arizona points as
far north as Winslow, marooning
automobiles, causing one train
wreck and then jumping into the
Imperial Valley of California to
end a long dry spell.
Searching of the Nogales ruins
for the 13 missing, all of whom
were believed dead, was stopped
entirely for . a while yesterday
when the second rainstorm struck
the city and the populace fled to
high ground. A preliminary survey
by Mayor Villasenor of the Mex
ican city indicated a property loss
of $175,000. Damage on the Ameri
can side was estimated at $25,000.
The damage on the Sonora side
was the more severe because of
the number of adobe buildings.
Stocks of merchandise in the
tourist stores on international
street suffered heavily.
SAN JOSE. Calif.. Aug 8.—UP)—
Death today had claimed James D.
Phelan. 69. San Francisco financier
and former United States Senator.
He died yesterday following an ill
ness of several mouths.
Richest Woman to Take Veil
Mrs. Nicholas Brady Has Audience With Pope
And May Found Own Religious Order
NEW YORK. Aug. 8.—OP)—Mrs. Nicholas Brady, widow of the New
York Utilities executive and one of the wealthiest women in the United
States, will soon enter a convent abroad to become a nun. the New
York World said today.
A story from the World correspondent in Rome said Mrs. Brady had
an audience with Pope Pius XI recently at which she discussed her
plans, it was asserted that after her novitiate is completed she may
found a religious order of her own and become its Mother Superior.
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iue wiqow, wnose nusDana cuea
last March leaving to her his entire
fortune, estimated at fifty million
dollars, is a sister of Francis P. Gar
van, of New York, head of the
Chemical Foundation, and former
alien property custodian; and of
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NORV. ALK, Conn., Aug. 8—<a*>
—Mrs. John Cavanagh, sister of
Mrs. Nicholas Brady, today de
clared that reports that ’ Mrs.
Brady plans to enter a convent
were absolutely false.
“Such a story is preposterous.”
she said.
Jk. a A A A a AAAA
John 8. Garvan. In his day a star
pitcher of the Yale baseball team.
Mrs. Brady's husband, who died
at the age of fifty-one. was an
executive of the New York Edison
company, the United Electrical
Light and Power company, and
others, and a director in eight
utilities, banking and metals cor
He was born an Episcopalian but
became a Catholic when he married
Genevieve Garvan and the two
were among the most notable and
generous donors to the Catholic
church in the United States.
Mr. and Mrs. Brady were made
papal duke and duchess and he
was decorated with the highest
Catholic honor ever conferred on an
American—the Ordino Supremo Del
Mrs. Brady was reported several
years ago to have given the pope a
million dollars for the Catholic
The World said “It appears that
Mr. Brady knew about his wife's
desire to enter a convent if she sur
vived him. and discussed details
with her during his last illness. ’
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Many Out-of-District Men
Gather with Valley
A number of Texas’ most influ
ential bankers arrived In Browns
ville Friday to attend the meeting
of the Rio Grande Valley bankers
I association to be held Friday night
at the El Jardin hotel, according to
G. C. Wagner, vice-president of the
| First National Bank, Brownsville.
The principal speaker tonight will
be T. J. Caldwell, vice-president of
the Union National Bank of Hous
ton. who will talk on banking prob
! lems.
Other prominent bankers who will
attend the meeting are C. S. E. Hol
! land, president of the Houston Na
j tional bank, A. D. Simpson, vice
president of the National Banking
company. Houston; H. J. Bernard,
cashier of the Second National bank.
Houston; W. A. Kirkland, vice-presi
' dent of the First National bank,
Houston; H. H. Galloway, cashier of
the Public National Bank and Trust
j Company. Houston; W. A. Williams,
vice-president of the City Central
I Bank and Trust Company, San An
i tonio, and W. A. Philpott, Jr., sec
; retary of the Texas Bankers Assoc
iation, Dallas.
C. L. Skagg. president of the Cit
izens State Bank, Donna, and presi
dent of the Rio Grande Valley
Bankers association, will preside at
; the meeting Friday night,
j Every Valley bank is affiliated
j with the association, and approxi
mately 7f or 80 Valley bankers are
' expected to attend the meeting to
i night.
i Luncheon will be served at 7:30
I p. m.. the official meeting to begin
: immediately after this.
The Houston, San Antonio and
! Dallas officials will remain in this
city over night, and return up-state
some time Saturday, Mr. Wagner
said today.
Endurance Fliers
Pass Former Mark
ST. LOUIS. Aug 8.—t/P)—How
fleeting is fame—and cash—is in
dicated by the endurance flight of
Dale Jackson and Forest O'Brine.
former world record holders, who
today were in the home stretch of
ineir attempt to regain their losi
When the wheels of the St. Louis
Robin touched the ground at Lam
bert-St. Louis field on July 31, 1929.
with a new world record of 420
hours, 21 minutes of sustained
flight, Jackson and O’Brine were
hailed as heroes by a throng of
25,000 howling admirers, and had
earned a modest fortune of more
than $30,000. The last few days of
that flight had netted them $2 a
minute or $2,800 a day.
Last night they passed that form
er record. There was a flurry of a
demonstration, but no one was
greatly excited, and today O'Brine
disposed of one of his two automo
biles to obtain funds to keep the
new endurance ship, the Greater
St. Louis, in the air.
The fliers solicited funds to fin
ance the new flight, but the fund
is almost depleted. However, they
expect to keep going and to regam
fame and fortune by breaking th*
554-hour record of Kenneth aud
john Hunter, set last month a
Chicago. TJhey had been up 433
hours at 8:11 a. m. today and had
only about five days to go.
Official Population
Announcement Made
Population of the continental Unit
ed States for 1930 was announcec
today by the census bureau ai
122 698.190. an increase of 16,987,570
or 161 per cent over 1920.
Population of states In 1930 com
pared with 1920. Includes:
Texas. 5.821.272 against 4.663.228
increase 1.158.044 or 24-8 per cent.
Kansas. 1.879.946. acalnst 1.769,257
increase 110.689 or 6 3 per cent.
Mississippi. 2,007.979. against 1.
790.618, increase 217.361 or 12.1 pe:
Arkansas. 1 853.981. against 1.752.
204. increase 101.777 or 5.8 per cent
Louisiana. 2.094.496. aeains* 1,798.
509. increase 295 9R7 nr 1« *.-ent
Oklahoma. 2.391.777. against 2.
028.283. Increase 363,494 or 17.9 pe
Colorado. 1 035.043. against 939.62
Increase 95 414. or 10 2 per cent.
New Mexico 427216 against 360
350, Increase. 66.866 or 18.6 per cent
Expression of All Is Asked to Add Value
To Sale of Bonds for New Filtration
Plant in Brownsville
Brownsville today Is casting one of the lightest ballots ever polled
in the city, if the pace set during the morning hours continues through
out the day.
At 11:30 o'clock less than 100 votes had been dropped In the ballot
box and with the exception of a few gathering as they went home to
lunch little Interest seenied to be found.
Those supposed to know the trend of feeling on the vote held that
those who hjr/e already gone to the polls are generally favoring the
* Issue.
one polling place is open today
for the voting. This Is at tha
Washington Park Grammar school
On being advised of the light vote
members of the city commission
asked that every taxpayer tn the
city go to the polls before the clc:
ing hour at 7 o'clock and give an
expression on the matter.
Feeling that Brownsville Is greatly
in favor of the issue, it was added
that a heavy vote will materially
aiU in the sale of the proposed
bonds for a new filtration plant.
Voting strength of the city on the
issue was today estimated at 2300.
Besides the filtration plant to fur
nish an adequate supply of water
for the city, street money Is also
being passed upon.
The entire consideration is $170,
000, of this sum $150,000 is for tha
filtration plant, and $20,000 for
street paving.
Plans of the city commissioners
are to build a new plant on the
present city property, if the issue
carries. It is said that the walls
of the present plant aro giving
way. besides its being too small fur
great city Increase.
Commission to Meet
On Drouth Problems
BATON ROUGE. La., Aug. $- VJ
—Harry D. Wilson, president of the
southern commissioners of agricul
ture, announced here today that h«
had issued a call lor the commis
sioners of the south to meet in At
i lanta, Ga., Monday morning at ten
o'clock "to compile date on the
drought calamity, and to let the
public know how seriously the
souths cotton crop had been dam
aged by the dry and Intensely hot
weather of the past six weeks."
"We want the public to know that
we consider the present market
price of cotton entirely too low, in
| view of the present outlook for the
! crop,” he said, adding that he be
! lieved the Louisiana cotton crop
had 'gom* off forty per cent during
the past few weeks."
Commissioner Wilson declared
that he expected at least one rep
resentative from each of the bank
! ing associations in the aauthem
states to attend the Atlanta meefr
| ing
White Wing Season
Opens with Bangs
The white wing season, which
opened Friday, did not open with
a bang. It opened with several
thousand assorted bangs, it was re
ported here today.
Fields and open spaces near
Brownsville were crowded with hun
ters Friday morning tasting the
white wings for all. though they are
first fruits of the hunting season.
It is said that there are suff.'iigjV
slightly fewer than last reason.
Swindling Charge
Gets Man 30 Days
Alfonso Rodriguez of Rio Hondo
pleaded guilty to a swindling charge
in the Cameron county court at law
Friday morning and was sentenced
to 30 days in jail.
The arrest was made by Deputy
Sheriff R L Longoria and the case
was handled by Assistant County
Attorney Bascom Cox.
Criminal District
Court Opens Sept. 1
The sheriffs department is now
busv making preparations for the
opening of criminal district court.
Sept. 1.
The district grand Jury will go
Into operation at that time.
For Brownsville and the Valley:
Fair tonight, Saturday partly cloudy.
For East Texas: Fair but with
scattered cloudiness tonight and
Light to fresh southerly wind* on
I the coast.
There will be no material change
. in the river during the next few
nood Present 24-Rr. 14-Hx
• Staff* Stax* Cbn* Ra'fi
Eagle Pass 16 2 9 -0.3 .00
• Laredo 21 -1.6 0.0 X0
Rio Grande 21 3.9 -0.2 .00
• Mission 22 5.1 0.0 .00
• San Benito 23 8 8 .00
Brownsville 18 3.1 0.0 .00
High and low tide at Point Isabel
tomorrow, under normal meteorol
■ osrical conditions:
r High . 5:44 a. m.
Low . 9:43 p. m.
. Sunset today .. 7:12
. Sunrise tomorrow .. 6:00

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