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EDITION THE VALLEY FIRST—FIRST IN THE VALLFY—LEASED WIRE SERVICE OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS -- "r S5555HJJ^55S5555J5SSSKSHSSSHS5BBSSHB55555555SSBBSSBS55S5SB8S35SB5BSSS5BBBBBBBBSBS5iSSS3BSBSB^ THIRTY-NINTH YEAR—NO. 362 BROWNSVILLE. TEXAS. MONDAY, JUNE 1. 1931 EIGHT PAGES TODAY 6e A COPY! - "In our 1 VALLEY - BROWNSVILLE CAFE owner eves “In Our Valley” a pat on the iclc for a recent utterance, and states shortly and succinctly that ire said the well known mouthful the other day when we opined that perhaps our local eating houses might find it a wee bit difficult to get Valley produce regularly to serve their patrons. • • • According to this purveyor of eats, it Is a real problem to find some one who will supply his cafe, one of the largest in the entire Valley, with home grown vegetables. At the same tyne he admits that perhaps local stores and local res taurants do not make the effort they should make to get these vegetables—but. says he—the man who has anything to sell is the man who should be looking up business. lit AN EXCELLENT opportunity pre sents itself to growers of the Val ley to learn what the Farm Bureau is actually doing and how it act ually operates in the two day meet which begins at Weslaco today and continues through Tuesday. % • • • • Men high in the councils of the Texas Farm Bureau are on the pro gram of the regional meeting which is being held in the Valley for the first time, and a glance at the program published in Sunday's Herald shows that the entire pro gram of the bureau will be most thoroughly covered In the course of the two days of discussion. Signal recognition has been given the Valley by those in charge of the program in the placing of Dr. John Ashton, editor of the “Valley Farmer and South Texas Grower”, published at Mercedes, in charge of the Monday night program. m • • Dr^iA on, a resident of the Val ley for\a number of years, enjoys a national and an international rep utation for his writings and his re search along farm lines, and it is well that his ability should be rec ognized at home as well as abroad • • • FRANCE TURNS down the plea oi “Texas” Guinan and her gang of showgirls to be allowed to enter that country, known so long as the leading exponent among nations of things Puritanical. It would surely be a shame to turn ‘Texas" loose In Paris to shock that staid and eminently respectable city! • • • SOME WAY OR other we always suspected that this cigarette tax business was class legislation, and now we know it. since 8. M. N Marrs. state superintendent of public instruction—to give him his full title—comes right out and says that the purpose of the law is to make us “jelly beans" pay our full share toward th# wpfMrt ot the ex* pense of running the state. • • * Of course, the fact that the great er part of the revenue to be deriv ed from the fag tax will go into the coffers of the state department which Mr. Marrs heads, could not possibly have any bearing on his defense of the tax. We are sure that he would be Just as strong for it if the revenue thus raised went to the state board of water engi neers, for example as he is now. 9 0 0 We are told from Austin that Mr. Marrs’ department is some five million dollars in the hole, and very evidently the millions to be paid in by the “Jelly beans' are sorely needed. • • • TEXAS NOW HAS 18 representa tives in the congress of the United States, and Texas is entitled to 21. Should the legislature, by any chance, fall to pass a redistricting bill in the special session sure to be called, those who aspire to con gress as the extra three, will be forced to run as candidates for re presentative at large, and cover the entire state in their campaign Here's hoping they and the state itself will be spared. Runs Out of Gas On Cross Country Trip ATLANTIC LA, June 1.—P — Amelia Earhar:, transatlantic flier, and her mechanic, Eddie McVaugh. took off at 7.15 a m. to day attar making a forced over night*#*? here because her auto giro pVae ran out of gas She landed at the airmail field with but a few gallons of gasoline in the tank. She is making a cross-country flight in the autogiro and her im mediate destination was not an nounced. _ Rasco Contemplates No Appeal, he Says Reports to tbe effect he intended to appeal from the decision of the Cameron county school board in de claring invalid his three year con tract as Olraito superintendent are erroneous. N O Rasco declares T"his is the first time the school board has exercised the new pow er* conferred upon It by the legis lature. DIXIE JOINS OBSERVANCE COTTON WEEK 200 Miles of Store Windows Display Products BOOST USE . Not a Stunt, But Business Movement To Aid Industry ATLANTA. June l—JP)—Dixit joined the nation today in a week long celebration of National Cotton Week to help bring prosperity back to an Industry which provides a livelihood for an estimated 12 mil lion Americans. In the South scores of towns and cities arranged programs m cele bration of the event, social func tions. festivals and style shows heralded the week Retail stores featured cotton goods. Cason J Callaway of La Grange. Ga.. president of the American Cotton Manufacturers’ Association, estimated that more than 200 miles of store windows throughout the country will be devoted to displays of cotton products. He said a survey by the Cotton Textile Institute of New York disclosed 11 840 retail stores in 48 states, more than 100 wholesale concerns. 21 national trade associations and 19 of the nations largest chain and mail order houses are participating in the movement. The cotton industry, in promot ing it* own interests this week, (Continued on page 8> SYNAGOGUE TO BE BUILT HERE _ ! Valley Jews Plan Con struction In West Brownsville A synagogue lor Valley Jew's will be erected in Brownsville in the ; immediate future, it was announced ' Monday. Purchase of a site on the south east. corner of West Eighth and St Francis streets was being com pleted today. This location is two blocks below the Pitch Apartments in West Brownsville, in the heart of the residential district. "One reason we chose this loca tion was because it would be con venient for upp^r Valley residents." it was said todav. Chance That Ford Tour Comes Here Ray Collins, manager of the Ford Reliability tour, lett Browns ville yesterday, detimtely decided that the tou*- will not go into Mex ico. but still undecided about in cluding Brownsville in the tour. The decision to give up the Mex ico City part of the pro;>osed route was reached following communica tions with officials in Mexico. Collins held conferences here with chamber of commerce, and airport officials, and said Browns ville will be considered in the rout, ing of the tour, although the def inite route has not been worked out. Two Confess Confessions to house burglaries have been obtained from Ramon C. Hernandez and Baldomero Mar tinez by Lt. of Police J. T. Arm strong. The stolen goods have been re covered. The youths are being investigated in an effort to connect them wfth other burglaries. Leg Broken Eziquel Rosales. Brownsville youth, suffered a badly crushed leg Sun day afternoon when struck by an automobile in front of the Catholic , church on Lincoln street. The car was driven by S. D Gnese i According to Information in rhe I hands of officers, the youth step ped from behind another car and did not see the car driven by Gnese. RIDES NIAGARA FALLS NIAGARA FALLS. N Y* June 1 —William -Red- Hill, a river boatman, has ridden the dangerous Niagara Rapids for the third time. He nearly loat his life In a three hour spin in the famed whirlpool, was somewhat banged and bruised, and crawled out of his oaken ba rcl to tell the world he was ‘ all washed up on the rocket’’—because he made no money out of the tnp. WHISKERS LESS * * * * * DAYS EQUAL A ¥ * * * ¥ SOLVED MYSTERY CHICAGO. June 1 — T —One way to solve a kidnaping mystery is to subtract the missing mans whisk ers from the number of days he has been missing. A problem along this line was ! presented to highway police m the case of Charles E. Dean, missing for two weeks. Last night they found him. bound and gagged behind an abandoned hot dog stand near Willow Springs. Kidnapers. hr* said, had left him to die last Tuesday. Sergeant Samuel Meyers, who knows his mathematics, noticed Dean had but one day's growth of beard. Mrs. Dean laughed She also ven tured the opinion her husband was merely a little timid about com ing home after a quarrel. She also said she vjuldn't believe he had been hurt while gone from home, but predicted he would be when he j returned. N. Y. MAN OPENS BROWNSVILLE MFC. PLANT 150 Employees Will Be Used—City Made Headquarters A new factory for Brownsville, which will turn out products an nually to the value of $350,000 or more, was announced here today by A. W Seiden of New York, head of the Kew-Pi»* manufacturing company, of that city. Seiden was accompanied here this morning by H Nitishm, man ager of his New York plant, and who will remain here as manager of the new Brownsville concern. Miss Ninfa Pacheco, who has handled a small local business for this company, which manufactures baby dresses, will continue in charge of the employment. For the past few years this com pany has maintained a branch here, although its main branch for Texas has been at Laredo, where i' spent $50000 a year on labor. It i sent the dresses into these cities ! and had the hand work done here, then sent back. Now. however. Brownsville is to be made headquarters, and the dresses are to be manufactured here from beginning to end. Ma chinery and equipment is now be ing shipped in. and a location for the plant was being arranged to day. The silk will be shipped here in bulk, and the dresses made here entirely, and Brownsville will be the Texas headquarters instead of La redo. The company has employed about i 500 persons at Laredo. It will start off with around 150 persons em ployed in this city, and will in crease this number rapidly. Mr. Seiden estimated that he will be able to produce 15.000 dozen dresses a year here, at a price averaging about $24 a dozen, or $360,000 a year. Mr. Seiden will remain In Browns ville a week, arranging details of the opening. Wire Flashes American Detroit at Philadelphia postponed, rain. New York at Washington, post poned. rain. National Boston at Pittsburgh, postponed, cold. — ■ — " WASHINGTON. June 1. I**—Fort Worth. Texas, today was selected as site of the narcotic hospital for the western half of the United States by the joint interdepartmental com mittee. CHICAGO. June 1—F— The Stanolind crude oil purchasing company one of the affiliated com panies of the Standard Oil of Indiana group, announced a re duced schedule of prices for crude | oil purchased in Kansas. Oklahoma and north and north-central Tex as. effective today. The reductions -ange from a cut from 42 cents to 25 cents per bar rel below 29 gravity to a cut of from 67 cents to 37 cents r*v bar rel of 40 gravity and above W .ASHING TON. June 1—F— The Supreme Court today refused to review the conviction of Albert B. Pall on charges of accepting a bribe in connection with the naval oil reserve leases as secretary of the interior under President Hard ; ing. Under the action of the court. Fall must rcoort at once for com , moment under h's sentence of one i year in the penitentiary and pay* 1 men; of a line ol $100,000. Former Judge on Spree Is Shot and Killed, No Charges Against Wife MADISONVILLE, Tex.. June 1— —Former District Judge Carl T. Harper was shot and killed in his home here today. Sheriff J. R. Gibson said two pistol bullets struck Harper, one entering the right eye and the other the right side. CLARA BOW IS IN HOSPITAL MAN ON TRIAL Publisher Faces U. S.l Court Action On Charges LOS ANGELAS. June 1.—1&— Clara Bow remained under treat ment at a Glendale sanitarium to day as Fred Girnau, publisher of a weekly newspaper, was called to trial in federal court for sending alleged obscene articles on her life through the mail. Miss Bow suffered -a nervous breakdown May 3, a little more than a week after Girnaus arrest Last Friday. B. P. Schulberg. man aging director of Paramount Pic tures, announced that the actress desired to retire from the screen Miss Bow has not commented pub licly on his statement. When Girnau was taken into custody, two men who Rex Bell, friend of the a.'trea. said propo'**d that he advance $15,000 and they put up $10,000 to buy Girnaus newspaper, were sought. Bell said the men suggested that in this manney they could stop publication of the Bow articles. They have not been found. Paramount officials charged Gir naud demanded that Miss Bow be discharged or he would publish the articles They said they accused him of having questionable motives and told him they would continue to star the titian haired exponent of modern youth. With tlie first article. Girnau published a purported affidavit that Daisy de Boe. the actress1 former secretary who has beer convicted of stealing an ermine coat from her. was furnishing informaton on which the stories were based Miss de Boe has filed suit against him for $100,000 damages. She charged the paper she signed was one falsely represented a* author izing him to publish her biography, and that she later decided against _1_ BLACKMAIL IS CHARGED THREE Chrysler, Auto Magnate, Is Alleged Victim Of Extortionists TOPEKA, U ne 1—4*V—Three men accused of attempting to extort $40 000 from Walter P. Chyrsler. automobile manufacturer, were at liberty today under bonds pending preliminary hearing June 12 on charges of blackmail. Richard A Swallow, former em ploye of a morning newspaper. Ralph Ulrich, alias Ralph Chrys ler. also of TO 'eka. and Fred 5 Clark. Meriden. Kas.. were released yesterday after .heir arrest late . Saturday. The three were alleged ir a com plaint signed bv cordon Ross, rep resentative of ihe motor magnate, to have asked <40 000 for suppres sion of a ste.rv concerning an al leged relation lip of Ulrich to the i late Henry’ Chrysler father of the i automobile manufacturer. Swallow said he had written Chrysler for the I*. er‘ side of a story he planned .o offer to 4<V) newspapers, but that he received no reply. Ross It^er appeared ! Swallow’ said, and asked for an estimate of what R would cost to i obtain pictures and rights to the story. The former newspaper man said $15,000 was agreed upon. Clark said he was to receive one-half the amount paid Swallow. Ulrich said he was to receive $25,000 for hjs family records. Highway Workman Wounded Saturday NACOGDOCHES. June 1.— Tom Wilson. 30. state highway de partment employe was in a hospital here today in a critical condition from a bullet wound received Sat urday night in a shooting ten miles from Nacogdoches He refused to .discuss the shooting with officers. I He was wounded in the head. > He died instantly. Harper was tried for murder in connection with the death of a sailor about three years ago, and was acquitted. •The information we got was that Judge Harper had been drink ing heavily," Sheriff Gibson said • We were told that he came; downstairs this morning with a pistol in his hand. - T am going to kill you' he told his wife," the Sheriff said he was told. "Our information was that she beat, him to it," Gibson added. Mrs. Harper the sheriff said, probably would be arrested later. She was in a highly nervous con dition. he* sa.d. Harper was defeated for reelec tion to the bench some four years ago The family is widely known i throughout this section. County Attorney Luther Broad way said he did not think it likely Mrs Harper would be taken into custody. “I do not believe any charge will be filed in \'/ case," he added. • If there should be. she certainly will be released on her own recog nizance." Castenade to Speak In 13 Texas Cities C. E Castaneda of this city. Latm-Amcncan librarian at the University of Texas, will deliver several lectures on problems pre sented by Mexicans in Texas this summer. He will speak in Houston. Wichita Falls and Bfaumont. The Brownsville man is probably the foremost student of Latin ac tivities in this state. Recent writ ings by him are ‘Earliest Catholic Activities in Texas." and “Customs and Legends of Texas Indians'* The first named will appear in the Catholic Historical Review and the second in the Mid-American. He also recently published a folio vol ume. “Three Manuscript Maps of Texas by Stephen F Austin." Four Transport Air Lines Consolidated CHICAGO. June 1 — -fv-Consoli dation of four air lines flying 12 000.000 miles annually was announc ed yesterday by F. B. Rentschler. president of the United Aircraft and Transportation company. The four transport units will be designated as divisions of the Unit ed Air Lines and will maintain gen eral offices In Chicago under the presidency of P. G. Johnson. The lines are: National Air Tran sport. Chicago to San Francisco; The Pacific Air Transport. Eeattle to San Diego; Varney Air Lines. Salt Lake City to Seattle and north west. Johnson was president of the Boeing and N A. T. Major Law Marries In Las Cruces Sun. Major Bernard Law. who was formerly a resident of Brownsville and who is now operations manager of the C A T. airlines in Torreon was married Sunday In Las Cruces. New Mexico, to Helen Stubblefield of Walla Walla. Washington, "Jiggs" Bansbach. local C. A. T manager, made the announcement Monday. He returned from Torreon Saturday. Major Law Is well known locally, and has numerous friends in the lower Valley Mat. and Mrs. Law will reside in Torreon. Mrs. Egly Dies At Noon Monday Mrs. Ben Egly, thirty, died a: 12:10 Monday noon after an illness of about two nronths at the home of her mother in Victoria Heights Mrs. Egly lived with her husband and three children. Alice, Ben, Jr and Robert, in Pharr up until the time of her illness and death Oth er survivors are her husband and two sisters. Funeral services will probably be held on Tuesday. Treasury Floats Long Term Issue WASHINGTON. June 1. A long term bond Issue totalling saoo.ooo.ooo rill be offered to the public June 15 by the treasury The proceeds will be used to retire sport term securities. As Secretary Mellon announced' this move in government financinz ; yesterday in the fare of a $1.000 -1 000.000 treasury deficit, the com-1 merce department reported that business conditions generally in April shored improvement. Ten Are Fined Ten persons were heavily fined in the city corporation court here Monday morning when convicted on charges of drunkenes*. "Terrible stuff they're selling these days." was the comment erf, court hangers-on. JUUAN PAYS FINES, COURT REEASES MEN .- . I Kidnaping Indictment Dismissed Against Oil Man BILLING Disagreement Adjusted Vails Tells Judge When Trial Is Opened LAREDO. June 1—<<Pi— Charges against C- C. Julian, Oklahoma oil operator, and C. C. Boren and Clay Mann, in connection with an al leged attempt to abduct Lamar S. Bolling. San Antonio business man. were disposed of in district court today when Julian and Boren were assessed fines totalling $5,000 and indictments against Mann were dismissed. Kidnaping and conspiracy In dictments pending against the three men were dismissed upon a motion offered by District Attorney John A Vails, after fines had been as sessed in the other cases. Julian a id Boren were fined $1,000 each on charges of aggravated assault with firearms, similar amounts on aggravated assault charges and $500 each on charges of simple assault. The actual trial required only about 15 minutes, although at torneys had spent several hours in conference during a recess granted shortly after court opened. District Attorney Vails announc tContinucd on page 8i BURNING WELL EXACTS TOLL One Dying, Three Other* Badly Injured At Kilgore r-m 1 KILGORE. Tex. June l-a>.— One man was burned probably fatally and three others were seriously injured early today when the National Securities Company No. 1 Knowles oil well, three blocks from the main business sec tion of Kilgore, caught fire and burned for several hours before it was extinguished. R. G. Huffman. 33. of Ha.»se. Tex. was near death in a hospital. The others injured were J Ft. Mc Kcnney. 32. Oklahoma City; A C. Bradford. 34. Kilgore; and Ben Robinwitz. 33. Dallas. They were expected to recover. T F. Huffman was not expected j to live. A. C. Bradford, driller, and Ben Robinwitz. part owner of the well, were burned about their faces and arms The fourth man burned was not identified immediately. The three, however, were expected to recover. Two explosions were heard before the well and oil-soakPd derrick burst into flames. Two nearby buildings were consumed before firemen extinguished the blaze with chemicals. Failure of electricity In the city water department's pumping plant hindered the fire fignters for a time by shutting off wafer supply but lack of wind aided firemen in preventing the flames from spread ing to nearby supply houses. Bertram oT/onovan. former Cor pus Chnsti cafe employe, rescued one of the men burned, then crawl ed under a blazing building and released a dog tied there, which began howling as the flames crept j toward him. Loss occasioned by the fire was estimated at $20,000. Mechanic Killed As Propellor Loose SABINAL. Tex, June 1.——J. Ray Stephens, a mechanic, was dead today as the result of an ac cident yesterday while he was re pairing an airplane. The propeller of a plan** piloted by Oren Kippen back was broken when the ship was forced down near Sabinal Stephens brought a n**w propel ler to the scene and it flew off and struck him after he had put it on the plane. Millions Involved In New Grain Deal MINNEAPOLIS. June 1.— P— j Agreements called for consumma tion today of another gram deal in volving millions of dollars, the sec ond in a month. The Farmers National Grain Corporation, acting for the Grain Stabilization Corporation, arranged to pay *10.000 000 for 14 000.000 bu shels of bread and durum wheat A month ago the same corporation paid *18.000.000 ior 23.000.000 bu shel*. \ I » WWW ¥■ 'V v V vi How Much Money Is Enough To Marry On? *■ HOLLYWOOD. Cal.. June 1. —<**)—There is another rom ance -foot involving Dorothy Mackaill. film actress. She personally announced yesterday she was engaged to Horace Hough, an actor, and Hough said they would marry “as soon as I can get enough money." Miss Mackaill was preparing to leave on another voyage to Honolulu. Several reports that she was engaged or about to be married developed while she was in the Hawaiian city re cently. If the actress didn't deny the reports, she didn’t talk about them. A* A* SHERMAN RIOT TRIAL STARTS IN AUSTIN MON. McCasland Arson Case First To Be Heard By Judge Moore AUSTIN. June 1——J. B Mc Casland. was the first of 14 alleged Sherman rioters to be called into the district court room here today for trial The state announced ready lor McCasland* trial on an arson charge. J A. Carlisle, attorney for Mc Casland. asked for a severance, re questing that five other defendants be tried first He stated their test imony was material to his case. J D Moore, district judge overruled lus motion after Henry Brooks, directtnf the prosecution, had agreed to let the other defendants testify for McCasland. The court room was filled with witnesses and spectators. Many veniremen were exempted for sick ness or for other reason and only 27 remained, with the actual jury selection not started at the noon recess. Several officials who were at Sherman during the period of martial law w'hich followed the disturbances were here as witness es. They included Col. Lawrence E McGee. In charge of the national guard detachment there. Tom Hick man. ranger captain and Col. L. 8. Davidson. Boy Picks Up Hand Grenade, Is Killed KASCHAU. Czechoslovakia. June 1. —< r —Sixteen boys deserted the cattle they were attending today and crawled under a barbed wire fence into field marked off by army authorities for hand grenade prac tice. One of them picked up a grenade and showed it to his companions It exploded, He was killed instant ly. three others were wounded mor tally and several were Injured se riously. Port Survey Par*y Half Over Pass Surveying parties on the Browns, vtlle deep water port channel are over half way to the pass, working from the turning basm sit? here, according to T. W. Foreman, en gineer in charge of the survey. Foreman today said the work is progressing sat Isf act only, and that if weather continues favorable the survey will be finished before the end of this month. Borings are now being made, to determine the character of the soil. Youth Injured Manuel C Garza. aged nme. was severely injured Sunday morning when struck by a car owned by C. H Stlmson. St tm.son's daughter was driving the car at the time of the accident. Eleven stitches were necessary in back of the youth s head. V V * T MARKETS A T GLANCE NEW YORK: Stocks: Weak; leaders lose 2 to 5 point*. Bonds: weak; rail* break. Curb weak; oils lead decline. Foreign exchanges: irregular; Spanish peseta again at new low. Cotton: lower; weak cables and favorable weather. Sugar: easy; commission house selling Coffee- higher; firmer Braz ilian markets. CH|C, Wheat: easy jrecast ra north*-*** and deliveries Corn: easy; planting completed. Cattle: steady * Hog*: steady to LIFER SHOT WHEN DEPUTY TRIES ARREST Brownsville Bad Man Found By Police This Morning HAD ESCAPED From Huntsville After SenI Up For 99 Years From Brownsville a Teodoro Galvan. 32. esraped life term murderer, was shot and killed here this morning bv Deputy Sheriff Henry Gordon when he refused to surrender after bring cornered in a small house near the Southern Pact lie freight yards. Galvan had a large machete la his hands when he refused to sur render. The shooting culminated a two month tigil by officers who were attempting to retake the murderer. Deputy Gordon and Constable William Miller of Los Fresnos ob tained a tip at 7 30 a m. that Gal van was in house near the S P. yards. They immediately went to the small shark. Miller roverM the rear entrance and Gordon went to % window ai the front. Galvan was seated on a box in the room, toy ini, with the machete. Gordon states. He called to the man. telling him to put up his hands. This he reus ed and rushed to the back where Miller was guarding the d<x>c, REFISES TO SURRENDER He came back into the room and again t cl used to surrender. Gordon fired one shot, striking him on the left side under the heart. Galvan staggered to the back and fell there. The officers prepared to taka hint to jail. The only words the man ut tered were “Aqul me quedo.- <1 will stay here). He died several minutes later in the county Jail before medical as sistance could be obtained. Another man giving his name as Eleuterto Guerrero and claiming ta b« from Jimenez. Tamps., was ar | rested at the same house. Officers believe him to be another escaped convict They are checking finger prints and photographs with stats penitentiary authorities today. Two other men from this section escap ed with Galvan and officers believe this may be one of them. SENT TO PEN FOR MCRDER Galvan, known as **E1 Tordo** mia blackbird*, was sentenced to Ufa imprisonment here about three year* ago for the murder of Juan Ltoa. Luna was shot and Instantly killed in his home when called to a win dow early one morning. After a long investigation which created much in* tcrest, Galvan was arrested and con victed In his confession he said ha and Luna had had a little difficulty and that Luna had kicked him. Galvan returned here about twd months ago'and officer* have been on the look-out for him ever sinceJ following up all ttpa closely. The first information they had of Hirr^ was that he was making Inquiry as to where officers and informant* llvd ed w'ho had part In sending him to the penitentiary. Of fleers generally! bclicv« he intended to kill these peo ple. They also heard by grapevine that Galvan had said he would not be taken alive. hp alternated his activities bets ween Brownsville and Matamorofc keeping closely hidden. In Matamoros he was arrested .Iter an affray and later escaped from the chain gang There he was charged with assault and attempg to murder upon Joe Valde*. Forced to remain on this side oft the river, the police cordon closeij about him. City police, the sheriff* office and constables answered fre-4 1 quent tips as to his whereabouts but missed him. Frequently traps vrj set for him. Known as a ‘had man.** officer* always were well armed on thee* searching parties. Thev came near catching hint Saturday before last at the La* Prietas dance hall Galvan strodJ into 'he hall and seized a formed sweetheart of his. Evidently ha therght she was one of the inform-4 ants who supplied Information lead-4 mg to his conviction. Early arrival of officers forced him to flee vith-4 out having hurt the girl badly. Tiburclo Galvan, a brother of tha dead man. was slain in a gun battlrf at the intersections of 14th straetft 'nd the Boca Chica highway several years ago. K. E. BIRT HITS OIL NACOGEOOCHE8. Tex . June 1. <M —R E Burt, former mayor of Dol^ las. spudded In hi* first oil we« to* day on a tract two miles south ol Nacogdoches, owned by mayor Re* W of Nacogdoches. .> •* * *' rt ) A.