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THE WEATHER FINAL
For Brownsville and the Valiev:
SUNDAY EDITION
■ .. HI II ..
FORTY-FIRST YEAR—No. 107 BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1932 TWENTY PAGES TODAY Be A COPY
IN OUR
;VALLEY
- —- -—
APTLY ILLUSTRATIVE GP
the trend of the times. a iri^nd
drops in Saturday and asks our
support for a new organization
The Disbelievers in tirawnaviUc.
Says he can furnish us a list
plenty long of prospective members
and believes the society should
make a go of it.
Elaborates a bit on his idea and
says that he believes not only
would the society go over in
Brownsville but that it might
spread to a bigger society— The
Disbelievers in the Valley.
All this is a joke, of course,
brought on by discussions pro and
con in this red-hot navigation dis
trict commission election campaign.
• •
NOW LETS GET SERIOUS
about it.
It was not so long ago that the
Valley was up in arms over state
ments made about the Valley by
the head of the Better Business
Bureau at Detroit.
We cannot help but think of the
chuckles of fiendish glee which
that gentleman would emit could
he hear the statements now be
ing made about Brownsville, about
Port Isabel and about the Valley
as a whole by actual long time
residents of the Valley.
It is not a joke, it is too serious
to be laughed off.
It <a our measured and well
nconsidered opinion that more harm
was done to the Lower Rio Granae
Valley of Texas by publication o:
the speech made in the courthouse
Tuesday night than was done by
all of the flood stories of 1919.
1922 and 1932 put togctlicr.
If to elect any *pe set of three
men to the board of navigation
and canal commissioners of the
Brownsville district it ;s necessary
to run down the Lower Rio Granae
Valley of Texas, then there is
something radically wrong with
somebody or something.
Personally, we do not believe
such a course is necessary, neither
do we believe that the statements
which cast a reflection either up
on Brownsville or the Valley are
true.
A RESIDENT OF PORT ISABEL
visited our ollice just the other
day*
“For pity's sake." said he, think
of us and the place we aie in.
-We have finally secured our
harbor, and instead of the rejoic
ing and the plans for the future
winch should be getting the top
place in the news of the day, we
have this propaganda that a Val
ley port is not worth a hoot.
“If this keeps on, we are ruined
as a city, present and future.’
There is nothing we can do about
There should be something that
somebody can do about it.
The future ot the Valley, of
Port Isabel, ol Brownsville should
bo a matter of much more concern
to us than the winning of an
election.
For the good ol everybody ana
everything, let's snap out of it!
THIS IS SOME KIND OF A
ltccrd lor a convention—
Cv.umittee in charge of the
recent Kiwan.s district meet—
Reports that the convention
treasury came out with a surplus—
Of some $790,
Which will be prorated back to
the Valley clubs—
On the basis of attendance of
their members.
At the convention.
If there is anybody in the Val
ley—
Who ever heard of a convention
coming out even—
To say nothing of ending up
with a surplus—
Please let us know pronto.
• ’ *
r HAVE YOU VISITED THE
Woman's Exchange in operation
Fr.days and Saturdays in the Bar
reda building where the Gateway
Bakery used to be?
Sponsored by the Guild of the
Sacred Heart church, the exchange
is furnishing a fine outlet for the
products of the skill of the women
of the community.
It's a fine thing, enabling as it
does our women to pick up some
spare change and that's some
thing more than something in
these days and times
(Continued on Pag* Two;
IYATES FLAYS
OPPONENTS TO
PORT OUEFS
Jessup and Galbraith
Attacked In
Speech
Declaring that H. B. Galbraith
and C. L. Jessup are the leaders
behind (he Smith-Bennett-Singer
navigation commission ticket. Judge
H. L. Yates in an address Friday
night on behalf of the present
commissioners charged that the :
opposition ticket wants to do “one
of two things—they want to get
hold of the three and a half
million dollars of your money to
spend; or they want to kill the
Brownsville port.”
Judge Yates spoke at the El
Jardm school house before a crowd i
about the same size as that which
heard C. L. Jessup in tlie court
house earlier in the week.
‘Abandonment Issue'
The speaker, who is one of the
attorneys for the navigation dis
trict. declared that the issues are
leadership, and the continuance
or abandonment of the Browns
ville port project. He said that
Galbraith and Jessup are the
leaders of the Smith-Bennett
Singer ticket, and devoted much
of his talk to a comparison be
tween them and the present com
missioners.
Judge Yates was introduced by ,
C. L.. Hunter, manager of the El
Jardin irrigation district.
Mr. Hunter said that “they ana
their supporters (referring to the :
opposition ticket) have not staled j
clearly just what the campaign
issues are.” and said Judge Yates
would outline them.
•Before the campaign is over
j there will be a clean-cut issue or
j voting for or against the port.” he
said.
He introduced Judge Yates as
| being ‘one man this community
loves and honors, who has worked
for this community m season and
out.'*
Judge Yates opened by stating
that he spoke in sadness at being i
forced to make a campaign or
education on the port, but said
that it was necessary because "ly- j
ing tongues have colored the
truth.”
"The issues have been drawn In
this campaign,” he said. "When
you vote for the old ticket, you
will vole for the port—when you
vote for the Oalbraith-Jessup tick
et, you vote against the port.”
I)iMU>M*s Leadrrshio
Terming Jessup and Galbraith j
as the leaders of the new ticket,
he said he would discuss the ques- |
Lon of leadership, and declared,
•the ass knoweth his masters
crib,” and the other night he knew
| where he had been feeding—from
j the Galbraith crib. He admitted it.
I and bv his own statement he drank
some from it. We know he has fed
from the James-Dickinson crio
We won t say he has feed from the
railroad's crib, and from the Port
Isabel crib
• Knowing him as this com- I
munity dees we kn>w that some
body is putting up the money fur l
the telegrams he has sent and the
trips he has made to get port
information.”
K'1 said four months ago a de
positors committee was working on
the bank reorgan.zation. and the
•committee as was natural got
(Continued on Page Seven!
Man, Woman Shot
Departing House
SAN ANTONIO. Nov. 5. iT—Shot
down as they emerged from a house
, this morning. S. D. Greathouse,
who. police said is a minister, and j
Mrs. Sophia Wilkins were critically
1 wounded.
According to detectives who In
vestigated. Greathouse and Mrs.
Wilkins were shot as they- came otu
of the house shortly after 8 o’clock
! The detectives reported they le ro
od that Greathouse grabbed a ‘ock
from the ground as he saw a man
approaching, and that the shots
were fired during a brief struggle
between the pair.
Tropical Storm
Near Kingston
HAVANA. Nov. 5. -4WBelen Ob
servatory today reported that the
tropical disturbance which has been
moving in the Caribbean region, lias
reached 160 miles south of Kingston
and is moving in a westnortherly
direction
The disturbance was reported last
night 260 miles south-southeast of
the eastern extreme of Jamaica.
Couple Injured In
Wreck Near Houston
HOUSTON. Nov. 5. (Jf*>—F. H
i Lemoine. 36. of Jackson. Tenn.. and
I Miss Billie Trammel. 23, of Dallas,
were injured early today in a motor
accident eight miles from here.
The automobile in which they
were riding, driven by Jack Beaty
j of Dallas, crashed with a cotton
I truck. The injured were brought to
1 Jeficrson Davis hospital here.

VALLEY MAN ADVISES CHILDREN TO LIVE CHRISTIAN
LIVES, THEN DROWNS HIMSELF IN CANAL
(Special to The Herald)
D. C. Aisobrook had decided
to take his own life.
Before daybreak on Saturday
mornin- he aroee at his farm
house near San Benito and went
about making final preparations
to quit this world that had never
in his own words, any pleasure
to him.
About six weeks before. Sept.
30, again early in the morning,
hr had fired two shots into his
wife's body as she ran from their
kitchen door. He himself was
wounded in the shoulder by a
machete, he told officer*, thrown
at him by his wife.
He was a renter, working the
land near the house in wftich he
lived on shares.
As D. C. Alsobrook made final
preparations yesterday morning
to take his own life two thoughts
were uppermost in his mind: his
six children, and God.
His children had not awakened
and his last opportunity to leave
the soon-to-be orphans advice
from their dead father was a let
ter. advice almost from the
dead.
His note follows:
“Life has never been any pleas
ure to me'M.
“As my health is bad I think
it is best to go and leave the
: children something to go on. I
will leave two policies that will
carry them on for a while.
“My children. I want you all
to give your hearts to God. Ans
wer the first call; and don't re
ject it, for that is the only way
to find happiness in this world.
“I rejected the Lord when he
wanted me and put it off until
when 1 wanted Him 1 could not .
find Him.
"You have heard me say that I
always felt lost every time I
went to church.
"Now go Sundays and give
you hearts to the Lord and then
live Christian lives from then on
and you will be happy—and give
to the church one tenth and you
will have the reward that He has
promised.
"Now. I owr Mr. for poi
son and feed. $11.40 and borrow
ed money. $6.00. The understand
ing between us on the place was 1
one fourth and for me to pay for
water and seed."
Signed. D. C. Alsobrook
. “P. S.—I ran be found up near
the diving board in the canal."
“P. S.—John, there is an en
velope in the dresser that con
tains valuables for you and also
a note in the deed sack that be
longs with it. I want you child
ren to be good to each other and
hold your tempers always."
His body was found as the
note indicated, the body weigh
ed down by two iron wheels tied
to his necH. On the canal bank
was his clothing.
INSULL LOSES
DECISION OF
APPEALCOURT
Utilities Head Must
Remain Under
Arrest
ATHENS. Nov. 5 iP—Samuel In
suU, a tired old man whose hands
trembled, stood in the court of ap
peals today while a judge told him
that he woud have to remain un
der arrest pending extradition pro
ceedings to take him back to Amer
ica.
Lnder Indictment
He is under indictment in Chi
cago for embezzlement and larceny
in connection with the collapse of
the Middle West Utilities company,
part of the vast holdings which
once were his.
For several week.- he has escaped
return to the United States. He left
Fiance for Italy snd Italy tor
Greece, each time just ahead of an
order for his arrest. For a while he
was safe here, but this week an ex
tradition treaty between Greece and
the United States finally went into
effect. He was arrested at his hotel
yesterday.
The legal point in today's pro
ceedings was to determine whether
the new treaty is retroactive. The
court held that it is. and the ruling
means that the financier will be
detained while the extradition pro
ceedings continue.
-All in Greek'
Crisiob Ladas, his Greek attorney,
did what he could to effect his
client's release. He contended that
(Continued on Page Twoi
M'ALLEN BOY
IS WOUNDED
Youth in Critical Condition
In Hospital; Two Men
Face Charges
• Special to The Herald)
McALLEN. Nov. 5—Six men
were questioned by Hidalgo county
officers and charges were filed
against two persons tonight in
connection with the shooting this
morning of J. D. (JHotshot • Mc
Camey, 19. of McAllen, who was
in the hospital tonight in a serious
condition.
A charge of assault with a deadly
weapon wis lodged against Elliott
Anderson, McAllen sign painter, as
a result of the shooting. The shoot
ing is alleged to have occured at
Anderson's home, a few miles from
McAllen.
Charges of violation of the Dean
act were filed against Earl Ren
ken. McAllen, as a result of the
investigation Both men were lodg
ed in the Hidalgo county jail last
night.
The cliarges were filed before
Justice of the Peace Kirk Mallory
By Constable F. J. Johnson,
MeCamey received a broken left
shoulder and collar bone, two nbs
were broken and his left lung was
punctured by the shotgun charge.
X-ray photos revealed several
lead pellets lodged in the wound.
Roosevelt and Hoover Near
Climax To Intensive Pleas
For Support Next Tuesday
HOOVER AGAIN
BLAMES HOUSE
‘Nation Would Collapse |
Under Dem Proposals’
He Charges
_
AUDITORIUM. St. Paul. Minn.
Nov. 5. </P‘—Stretching his cam
paign drive into Minnesota. Pres.
Hoover tonight asserted the demo
I cratic party was seeking to “plav
I upon discontent." and was resort
ing to ‘'the oldest trick in politics by
stimulating a protest vote.”
Renewing his plea that republi
' can economic policies be sustained,
i the chief executive declared a demo
I cratic victory at next Tuesday's
polls would mean "at least a year
must elapse" before the democrats
could validate their promises and
their new deal.”
i < ampaign Near End
The president brought his cam
l»ign to a ncar-cli.nax tonight be-1
fore this Minnesota audience. After
a swift all-dav swing through Illi
nois and Wisconsin. Only two more
major speeches are on his program
before he casts his ballot at Palo
I Alto. Calif., next Tuesday.
In his address tonight, Mr Hoov- |
| cr summed up hu> arguments in |
favor of his administration and re
iterated his attacks upon the state
ments and policies of democratic
leaders.
He asserted the democratic chief
tains “have demonstrated their
total lack of understanding of the
real situation with which the gov
ernment must deal.”
Citing what he called “the demo
cratic program" containing various
measures proposed in the last con
gresi, he declared “the naition
would collapse under them."
He enumerated 21 measures
“adopted" by the republican admin
istration as bringing increasing
evidences of economic recovery.
The president -*t the outset assert- ,
ed democratic leaders had attempt- j
ed to “build a fantastic fiction" as
to the causes of the depression.”
lack I ndiTslanding'
‘•But in the pursuit of this mis
representation,” he said, “they have
demonstrated their total lack of
(Continued on Page Two*
Navigation Chiefs
Attack Is Resumed
Attack of the Bennett-Smith
Singer ticket for the Brownsville
Navigation commission will be re
sumed Thursday night of thi^week
at Los Fresnos. according to an
nouncement made today by C. L.
Jessup.
From the beginning of the
Brownsville district the Los Fres
nos community lias been unfriend
ly to the project and attacks of
Jessup and other speakers on the
present administration are expect
ed to fall on friendly ears.
Blanton, Peeved at Long
Introduction, Walks Out
SAN ANGELO. Nov. 5. (A*.—“And
now ladies and gentlemen. It is my
privilege to introduce the speaker
of the evening, the honorable
Thomas L. Blanton, congressman
from Abilene, Tex., who will ad
dress you.”
This spoke Clyde Vinson. San An
gelo Ferguson leader, who not only
had presided at a “vote the ticket
straight” meeting at the courthouse,
but had addressed the meeting for
about 30 minutes.
A Utter went up through the aud
ience. Mr. Vinson looked about for
i the fiery congressman from the
Clark Fork of the Brazos only to
find that he had vacated hla seat
in front of the jury box in the dis
trict court room.
Blanton had left the meeting in
a huff five minutes before Vinson
got through his introduction, which
Blanton considered a bit too
lengthy. Ferguson supporters in the
audience had followed Blanton Into
the hall and begged him to stay
and speak “just one minute."
But B'ar.tor. had his hat and
overcoat, on his vpeech in his pccket
and his mind made up.
1 The meeuag aaa over.
* a
I II
Strikers' Battle
Is Fatal to Four
BERLIN. Nov. 5. ^—Clashes be
tween police and transport strike
sympathizers had resulted in four
deaths today as Berlin's residents
continued to tramp to work for the
third day in succession.
Efforts to start a skelton early
morning service on the main bu.».
streetcar, subway, and elevated
lines were successfully countered
by strike sympathizers.
WIFE SLAYER
DROWNS SELF
Valley Man Leaves Note
Directing Finding
Of Body
• Special to The Herald*
SAN BENITO. Nov. 5.-Follow
mg in death the wife whose life
he took September 30. the body
of D. C. Alsobrook. San Benito
farmer, was found this morning
in an irrigation canal near his
home, weighted down by two heavy
iron wheels tied by a heavy rope
around his neck.
Alsobrook was out on bond
awaiting action by the Cameron
county grand jury following the
shooting of his wife with a shot
gun as an aftermath of a family
quarrel.
Verdict Is Suicide
A verdict of "suicide by drown
ing” was issue? Saturday morn
ing by Justice of the Peace Frank
Roberts, following an inquest.
The body was found by a neigh
bor. Ben Kyser. and Scott Cowart
of the San Benito city police aft
er a note addressed to Alsobrook's
eldest son. John, had bpen found
by a daughter, Hattie, early this
morning.
• John—there is an envelope in
the dresser that contains valu
ables for you and also a note in
the deed sack that belongs with
it. I want you children to be
good to each other and hojd your
tempers always.” the note read
The note gave directions for
finding his body "near the diving
board in the canal.”
When found the body was
weighed down by two iron wheels
tied to Alsobrooks neck by a
heavy rope, his clothing w'as on
the canal bank.
Alsobrook is survived by six chil
dren from a previous marriage,
John. 20, A1 Woodrow. James. Nel
son. Hattie and McRichey.
Confessed Slaying
Mrs. Alsobrook. who died at the
hands of her husband, had also
been marired before and had sev
eral children.
In a signed statement made to
officers shortly after the shooting
September 30 at then- farm home.
Alsobrook declared that his wife
had threatened his life on sev
eral occasions. He was at a doc
tors office receiving treatment for
a shoulder wound at the time he
was arrested for the slaying.
The wound, he told officers, was
inflicted by his wife, who threw a
machete at him shortly before the
shooting.
Jefferds Rally
Well Attended
Approximately 300 people attend
ed the Jefferds-Watson political
rally at th eHidalgo hall here Fri
day night. *
Jesse Dennett, prominent Browns
ville republican, made the chief ad
dress. Other speakers included C.
G. Wataor. Candida:* for congress,
H. R. Jefferds. candidate for sheriff
of Cameron county: F A Monsees,
candidate for commissioner,
Brownsvihe precinct, and others.
‘FRANK AND AL’
END CAMPAIGN
‘Our Struggle Is Result Of
Following After False
Gods’—F. D.
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN*. \
New York. Nov. 5. (API—With a
joint rail for election of the demo- !
rratir ticket, Franklin D. Roose
velt and Alfred E. Smith tonight 1
formally closed the door of the
democratic campaign of 1932.
t limaxing a wild, flag-waving
series of demonstrations in an
old-fashioned Tammany rally in
the huge bunting-draped arena,
the presidential candidate stood
for the second time in as many
di.ys beshle hn» precedesnor of
1928 to appeal for cooperation of
all groups of citizens to help bring
America “to better days.”
smith said thr republicans
"after this long, black night of
sorrow and sickness and strew and
storm" are making ‘ no account of
their stewardslfipi but in the
panic that they i o« find them
selves in. facing complete collapse,
they hand us a campaign of fear,
of threat and of intimidation."
"They can be steward no longer.”
he asserted.
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN.
New York. N. Y.. Nov 5.
Franklin D. Roosevelt closed his
campaign tonight with a call to all
classes of citizens to rally behind
the democratic party to help bring
America "to better days. *
In a speech delivered at the cus
tomary Tammany rally with which
New York democrats usually close
their campaign, the democratic
presidential candidate said that the
doctrine of present day democracy
had already been outlined In the
series of speeches that he had tak
en to virtually all sections v»f the
country' since he started his cam
paign with a flying trip to Chica
go in June.
Set Seal Tonight
“Tonight we set the seal upon
that program,’’ he said. "After
Tuesday we go forward to the great
task of its accomplishment and,
we trust, to its fulfillment.
“There can be only one great
• Continued on Page Two)
Boy Breaks Leg
In Motor Wreck
• Special to The Herald)
RAYMONDVILLE. Nov. 5—Earl
Glover. 20-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. H. C. Glover, suffered a crush
ed left leg here Saturday afternoon
when the motorcycle oh which he
was riding collided with an auto
mobile driven bv Clay Skipper.
Glover’s leg was broken between
the knee and ankle. He was taken
to the Valley Baptist hospital at
Harlingen and it was feared that his
foot would have to be amputated.
In 1929 Don Stone, classmate and
close friends of Glover's, lost a foot
in a similar automobile-motorcycle
crash.
TEXAS KEYED
OVER HECTIC
PARTY FIGHT
Confident Candidates
Wind Up Heated
Campaigns
(By the Associated Press*
A torchlight parade In Comanche, |
charges and counter charges and
rival claims of assured victory keot
Texas keyed up to a pitch of e\- |
pectation tonight as partisans of
Orville Bullington. republican, and i
Mrs. Miriam A. Ferguson, demo
crat, made a hist stand in perhaps
the most hectic struggle over the
governorship between the two par- ]
ties in the last 50 years.
Torchlight Parade
Seva ral hundred horsemen
marched tonight at Comanche in
the first torchlight political parade
held in that county in 40 years. Te
demonstration was the climax of an
all-day rally supporting the entire1
democratic ticket. C. C. McDonald
of Wichita Falls was the principal
speaker for the candidacy of Mrs.
Ferguson.
Bullington. who rode 500 miles
last nieht from Terrell, in ca*t cen
tral Texas, to mind up his campaign
in the Texas Panhandle, spoke to
night in Amarillo.
Ex-Gov. James E Ferguson clos
ed his m-'.fe’s campaign in the after
noon mith an address at Tyler, while
(Continued on Page Two*
DEMO VICTORY
IS PREDICTED
Tyman and Tips Urge Big
Turnout for Garner
In Final Meet
• Special to The Herald*
HARLINGEN. Not. 5—Closing
the 15th congressional district cam
paign for the democratic ticket.
Walter Tyman. San Antonio district
attorney, and Chas. R. Tips of
Three Rivers spoke at the Reese
Wil-Mond hotel here Saturdav
night.
Tyman confined his discussion to
the eceonomic Issues of the cam
liaig. blaming tariffs largely for the
depression.
Tips, head of the district exec
utive committee, appealed for a rec
ord vote for the Roosevelt-Garner
ticket, stressing the fact that this
,i» Garner s home district. He pre
dicted an overwhelming demcratlc
victory and said he expected Garner
%o obtain many republican votes
in this district.
Ruth Sethman
Dies In Fall
Funeral servees for Ruth Seth
man. the three-year-old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Roy C. Seth nan will
be held from the Presbyterian
church here at 5 p m. Monday.
The young girl died Saturday in
Houston as the result of a fall from
a second story window, according to
word reaching friends here.
Brownsville people will remember
the little girl as the one who was
saved from a resaca by Charles
Jackson last year.
Los Fresnos Rumored For
Boycott On Brownsville
Smouldering oposiuon of the Los
Fresr.06 community to the present
Brownsville Navigation commission
is expected to break into flames
within the next far days in the
fiery blaze of an organizer, boycott
against Brownsville business houses.
News of the proposed boycott
leaked out lat. Saturday night when
i it was learned that a local sign
painter had been given an order by
a Brownsville man for five road
signs advising against coming to
Brownsville and against trading
with Brownsville firms or patromz
_ _ __ _ are to
be placed on roads leading from
Los Presnoa into Brownsville and
are to supplement a resolution be
ing circulated in and around Los
Presnos which pledges the signers
i to stay away from Brownsville.
MONDAY SEES
END WRITTEN
TO CAMPAIGN
Indications Point To
Record Vote
Tuesday
WASHINGTON, Nor. S.-HAV*
Engulfed between rival claims,
appeals, promises and warnings,
the word-weary electorate tomor
row enjoys a day of political true*
to weigh It all In deciding xhetho*
Hoover and Curtis or Roosevelt
and Osrner offer the best leader
ship.
By comparison with past tem
pestuous weeks, quiet will settle
and reflection replace the cam
paign clamor. The citizenry must
give itself over to the responsibility
exercised every four years sines
the republic was founded.
That It Intends to record lu win
on Tuesday ar;th an emphasis sur
passing any seen since the start
of elections m 1789 has been In
dicated by the unprecedented reg
istration of nearly 47.000.000. On
many sides are heard expressions
of gladness that it soon will be
put behind.
Over the coffee cups in the
morn mg, the voters will be able to
examine and discuss the chmatls
arguments which filled the week
concluding with tonight’s speeches
by Herbert Hoover in Minnesota
and Franklin D. Roosevelt in New
York. Only in the homes can
there be any telling of the effect.
Monday will nee the end of the
campaign, with both principals
and several prominent lieutenants
addressing last-hour exhortations
to the nation. If custom is follow**
ed, these talks will largely be
restricted to **be sure to vote.** but
this year— tudging from what has
happened of late—the words "our
way’* may be tacked on emphati
cally.
The enure house of represent*
atives will be chosen as usual, the
democrats now having a majority
of five out of the 435 total.
Besides these decisions. the
electorate will name who Is to be
governor m 34 states; while at
the same time filling numerous
state others and giving the an
swer to a variety of referenda bear
injron matters of national and.
state Interest.
How great a backing Norman
Thomas will get as the socialist
presidential nominee for the sec
ond successive time is one of the
enigmas soon to be answered. Of
the almost 37.000,000 ballots cast
four years ago. he had less than
270.000. He has said he expects
this election to mark the • firs*
great trend to socialism in this
country.”
Determined to take advantage
of every avenue that offers en
couragement. organization men of
both major parties are busy with
final arrangements for watentng
of polling places and the like. The
money available goes to the quar
ters where deemed moat profit
able. m city and town as well.
Navigation Candidates
File for Ticket Place
Application to have the names of
J. C. Bennett. Otis W. Singer and
| George M Smith printed on tha
ballot lor the navigation ccrmr.ission
election Dec. 6 was filed with W.
I G. WUlm&n. chairman of the com
mission. Saturday afternoon.
A series of questions regarding
the appointment of supervisors and
j other matters was filed with the
application and a joint session of
the present board and the opposi
toin candidates has been arranged
for Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'
clock when the questions will be
answered.
Mr*. William Grove
To Be Buried He.e
Funeral sen ices w1U be held Mon
day morning from the Delta Fun
eral home for Mrs. Guadalupe Can
l tu Grove, wife of Capt. William
! Grove, who died recently at her
home at Hempstead. Long Island,
N. Y.
Accompanied by Capt. Grove, the
body was to arrive in Brownsville
Sunday night over the Missouri Pa
cific.
The deceased is a member of one
of Brownsville's oldest families and
16 survived by a number of rela
tives now imrg in th ecity.
Walker Win* Suit
Judge A. M Kent found for tha
defendant in the case of W. G.
Mathes vs. Geo Walker in the civil
district court Saturday and assess
ed costs against the plaintiff.
Mathes. well known San Benito
real estate operator, sued Walker
alleging that the Brownsville man
charged him excessive interest ou
notes. The case was on trial Friday
and Saturday before the judge ruled
(for Walker. „ . .
E T Yates conducted the defense
while Chas. Wunderman and C K.
1 Richards represented tha plauitlfff

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