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San Antonio Express (Newspaper) - September 23, 1924, San Antonio, Texas SILO FILLERS IN STOCK S. A. MACHINE SUPPLY CO. VOLUME 267 SAN TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 23, PAGES HAY TIES NEW GOODS BEST PRICE PROMPT SHIPMENT F. W. HEITMANN CO. HOUSTON ESTABLISHED 1865 1TH1NK we call is In essence as simple as one's Tie soul casts aside its outworn ments and ID the next room dons the beautiful garments fit for the pations of the new the and love dp not change ALONG with its other the Lower Rio Grande Valley now has its own coffee roasting and the growing of coffee for market may not be as far in the ture as some may The Valley produces some wonderful crops and coffee is not an SAN ANTONIO firms are joining those of the Lower Rio Grande Valley in making the Mid-Winter Fair at Dec. 2 to 8, an International with dis plays of manufactured and raw products of both the United States and Members of the San Antonio Reai Estate Board who vis the fair last year were so en over possibilities of tha section they immediately a in San Antonio with beneficial results to both Valley and to San enthusiasm spread the fame throughout Southwest Texa to such an extent that the fair agement is going to be taxed to care for visitors this and also ar- range their exhibit space to care for San Antonio without a Herbert Hoover's prediction is rapidly coming true in Southwest With great crops in every and other large crops of winter vegetables to be planted at once throughout Southwest with new highways being streets in almost every town being 0 WIPEOUT DEBT Complete Retirement In 25 Years Is Says Treasury AID ASKED Attempt to Interfere With Wide Market Will Defeat He Tells Bankers Driver Jerks Girl From Death Sept. Raymond quick wilted saved the life of a. girl by snatching her from in front of a moving train while driving car from the running board with one at 30 miles an The occurred at a crossing near The daughter of the and Mrs. R. H. Gearhart of Chicago had wandered on the tracks directly in front of a senger When Steinmetz saw the child the train ing down on Throwing his legs over the side of the car Steinmetz stood on the running opened the gas tle and while holding the wheel with one hand grabbed the child with the He jerked the child to safety just as the train whizzed So close was the rescue that Steinmetz's car bears a small dent on the rear fender where the locomotive grazed it as the cleared the By Associated Sept. plete retirement of the gigantic debt of the United States in the nex 25 years is now contemplated by the Federal fiscal affairs have the Assistant Secretary Dewey of the Treasury disclosed in a ment prepared for Collins at the an- convention of the Investment Association where Treasury has been warranted in mapping out n contemplating the wiping out of the entire now about twenty-one and one-half lions in the next quarter of a To put through such a Dewey the Treasury must full co-operation of He told the investment bankers that any effort to seriously with the present wide market for ment securities would upset the and he urged them to aid in ting any movement that would result in the trading off by their holders of the government that the government has had to pay approximately one billion dollars a one- fourth of its entire ness houses going up at every j its the mercantile stocks being secretary that outlay and good prices prevailing must be reduced if material tax re- duction is to be an accomplished is with a view to this new homes and new Pastor Admits Love Pact To Wife of Parishioner Held must have had Southwest Texas in mind when he he the Treasury has made this prediction at the be- mapped out a program looking to ginning of the present Texas coming second among the States in exports during the first period of the the prediction has been made that it will surpass New York State for the last half of the The great cotton crop now being harvested and a good clip of wool and mohair all point to added and increased exports and a er prosperity for Dad Asks Son's Defeat at Polls 3v Associated Sept. an open letter to voters of Rev. Thomas M. G. ingham of has pealed for the defeat of his Merle Birmingham of candidate for the United States Senate from Minnesota on a wine it was learned ultimate retirement of the public debt in 23 Through the use of the sinking fund and other known sources of this can be provided we maintain the popularity of government it absolutely necessary if this program is to successfully carried out that the government should be able to sell its securities at a low rate of interest and conduct its vast refunding operations under favorable circumstances without un- due disturbance of market It will seriously interfere with this program if a successful effort is made Grande at this place is at the highest to dislodge government stage of the Monday afternoon from the hands their present the water was within four inches of Heavy Rains Put River at Highest 1924 Up Inch Each Special Telegram to The DEL Sept. Rio W W HEN M. V. Hodges recently had to abandon harvesting his ton crop to carry his son to a his friends and neighbors at- Pecan near went into his gathered his crop and saved it for Forty-eight of neighbors picked three bales of cotton in one This is an excellent definition of the word in Southwest HILE Governor Neff's protest against a hearing to determine distribution of the waters from the upper Rio Grande unless Texas be represented at the conference is entirely it also is true that if the water falling in Texas and pouring into the Rio Grande after every downpour were properly con- served the State could declare its independence from waters of the stream originating in New Only a comparatively small area near El Paso depends upon the New Mexican On the other hand the scant as it between the Big Bend the Lower Valley frequently comes in such downpours the river is filled tank full and enough water for thousands of acres rushes down to the An agreement with Mexico which will make possible conservation of this water and also reduce the danger of floods in the lower stretches of the river is an imperative u of commercial fertilizer on some fields in San Saba ty has doubled the yield of cotton this Commercial fertilizer of the right kind and used in con- with best seed and right cultivation is a good but always it must be remembered that the fertilizer is only one The same fertilizer that helps ton also helps the Dewey said inasmuch as about eight billions dollars in government the international and was ris ng at the rate of an inch an About a year ago the bridge was securities mature during the away but the new bridge four practically 75 per cent built more substantially than the of which wilt to be the treasury will continue to be in- for some years in the later phases of wartime The affect of any movement to divert bond holdings to industrial he warned the would be to force down the question of gov securities and compel thn the pay a higher rate of interest on its new Lyvers Withdraws Disclaimer of Guilt and Reverses Associated Sept. The trial of Harold I. Harry and Otto L. charged with use of the mails to de- fraud and conspiracy in connection with Arkansas oil field which was started in the United States courts here came to a den end Monday afternoon when vers withdrew his plea of not guilty and substituted a plea of Lyvers and the Morris brothers were charged with fraudulent mail promotion of the Camden Land Association and the Mike Lyvers The jury had been obtained during the morning session of the Im- mediately after the noon recess vers made the in his which was followed by the tion statement of the case by Gov counsel and opening address by defense Before any further procedure could be a halt was called for a con- ference between Harry L. Morris and his following which Morris Continued on Page 4, Column 3. Daugherty Probe Witness Disappears After Many DOOR IS BARRICADED Wheeler Claims Detective Indicates He Has ling Charges to Cider Bluff Is Called By Haynes Action Planned Kept Dark Secret old one and it is not believed that there is any danger at this Heavy rains west and northwest Del Rio Sunday afternoon and night are the cause of the rapid It is reported that a large volume of water is coming down the river and it may go over the bridge by Tuesday Special Telegram to The RIO GRANDE Sept Rio having fallen back to six feet from last week's rise had an additional four-foot rise here Reports up the river state general rains fell all around the border Sunday night and The river continues to rise cloudy and Japanese Plan Pacific Flight Sept. Imperial Aviation Society has announced plans for flights by Japanese aviators across the Pacific and from Japan to and possibly around the world for next now residing at will attempt the flight from the Coast of North America via waii and Midway Island to Japan in 1925, according to the The flight from Tokio which will be made via India and may be extended to around the world will start in the The cost of the estimated at half a million will be raised by lic The party will in- clude the ablest army and civilian who will be supplied with constructed Jy Associated MOUNT 111., Sept. 2'- Rev. Lawrence M. Hight ua signed a new confession late Mon day in which he said he poisoned hi and bought poison Wilford Sweetin killed her hus land They had planned to be th minister Mrs. was arrested at In and brought to the county jail her shortly before 6 o'clock when Stat Attorney who had returne with the woman began to When arrested Mrs. Sweetin wa not informed that Hight had made statement implicating her in the deat of her As the midnight hour arrived th in the jail were turned out an the questioning of begu early in the ended withon bringing the prosecuting any closer to the missing lin n the alleged poison It was intimated at the sheriff's office that the held in jail iere since last Friday might be removed from this it was said no direct cause for fearing life was at his removal was merely discussed as a ary It was reported here that threats had been made against tiis life iri 12 miles south of he had his charge and where Mrs. Sweetin At the close of Thompson announced that Mrs. Sweetin had denied the made by the minister in his that their plot had been inspired by mutual desire to She also denied that she had anything do with the poisoning of her and denied that she had ever used the kind poison that was ad- ministered her Mrs. Sweetin was questioned in a basement room of the jail ad- joining the examination a crowd stood where the words of the prosecuting at torney and the answers of the woman were plainly Unusual inter- est is being shown by anc it was not until the lights were turned out in the room that the began to 3r Associated D. Sept. 22 B. star witness of the Daugherty after ing a statement repudiating the testimony he gave Mon day added a new chapter to the long and colorful story of his connection with the celebrated by spreading long trail of mystifying doubts as to whether he was going to stick to his or in repudiate it Means Monday night apparently bad made one of his quiet disappear He was variously reported on his way to his home at N. C or in in the house he maintains on Sixteenth about n stone's from the White against questioners by his o en route somewhere for confer repudiation of his before the Daugherty committee wa in a signed statement given out Sun Continued on Page 4, Column 1. FLYERS 0 Smith Rushes to Mee Mother and Father As Soon As He y Associated Sept. ition Commissioner in a for- lal statement late declared could be no doubt that John Phillip Hill of lore had violated the prohibition in making cider which h announced had an alcoholic of 2.75 per challenging lie commissioner to prosecute Haynes said a definite course o action had been agreed upon between authorities and the De of Neither Hayne or the Department of how would what cours would be who has been endeavoring t obtain an authoritative ruling on th legality of 2.75 per cen fruit in announcing his for last declared that who wants to help me to force Prohibition Commissioner Haynes to testify for 2.75 per cent beer and is willing to take a chance of is invited to inspect and try a of the he made from apples grown on his He challenged the prohibition commissioner have him arrested or concede that his contentions were The which was attended by about was not and Monday's statement by Haynes was the first indication given since that action was contem It was he reply to for some expression concerning the Hill prohibition it stated at all kept in close touch with the activities of Representative John Philip Hill in the manufacture Continued on Page 4, Column 1. Wales Lauds Women of U. By United Sept. in my life have I seen such charming The fair sex fairly stunned Thus the Prince of Wales paid tribute the charms of American womanhood en route to his ern Canadian could not have been treated better than I was in the United he told newspaper found the people most The Prince declared that he was planning another trip to the Western and tions of the United States soon He intends to return to Ottawa for two days as the guest of Loni Byng before sailing for England Validity Of Law Raised By Nominee Taking to Be Started Tuesday REPRIEVED flyers for service in the World War Earlier m the day the Ina there a great man had signed confession had administered poison to both his wife and Until Monday RAINS Rains were reported Monday as 3 good 1.75 1 1.50 1.15 rizo Marble heavy Loma 1 good Continued on Page 4, Column 3. ROCKWELL SAN Sept. round the world flyers returned day to Rockwell San from which they took off last March to start on their globe encircling As to give good measure to an achievement already heralded far and the flyers got in ahead of. the announced disappointing part of a large crowd which was assembling to meet and cheer but there was enough of a crowd on hand to make the welcome a real one and the aviators made it plain that they appreciated the The announced plan is for the ers to resume Tuesday their trip wards the official starting point of the flight around the They expect to leave for Santa nica at about At a. m. Lieut. Lowell commander of the dropped the wheels of his aircraft on the ground of historic Rockwell where the army turned out many Attorney Says New Proof Shows His Client Not Guilty of Three Score Lose Lives When Storm Hits Middle West 37 Mounting trough the day as new reports came the death toll of Sunday's storms in. Minnesota and Wisconsin stood Monday night at three score with sections of the latter State bearing the brunt of the grim for the of of entire world brought his ship to the field at 10: followed by Lieut. Leigh Llano and Ranger Men Must Face Court In By Associated KANSAS Sept. names of three Texas men indicted in St. last week with G. M. Smith and L. C. in connection with the failure of the Commonwealth National were announced here Monday by C. S. assistant United States district The men are Matthew M. president of the Llano National J. C. cattle dealer and owner of oil John W. Walden said the three men had fied him they would arrive in Kansas City some time this week to answer the Judge Albert L. Reeves Monday fixed bond at on each of his two for Thurman and Stribling was set at 10 Amid the crash of the the jeers of the and the roar of the propellers as Lieutenant Smith taxied his ship up to the dead came a cry from the lips of Jasper mother of the flight commander want my From his seat in the forward grime eagerly scanning the crowd for the sight of those two he loves saw his ther and father wildly waving tiny American flags to attract his Maj. Shepley W. com- manding Rockwell sprang onto the lower wing reached through the strut wires and shook Smith's me get said want to get to my Jumping from the Smith rushed into his mother's my wonderful boy She as she kissed the flight time Smith's reaching the only spot on the army aviator's face that was not bej ing smothered with kisses by his reached his arm around both and planted a resounding smack on his boy's right It was more than Lieutenant Smith could stand and not give vent to his The man noted throughout the American Air for his steel his stoical demeanor in the face of the Known dead .in Wisconsin reached 53 Monday while total remained at but the continued isolation of many consin communities caused the fear that the list in that State might be further Patchwork wires permitted only meager details to trickle out of the devastated countryside in sections of Central and Northern gradually swelling the list of and sending into high figures the estimates of Besides the many perhaps an equal number suffered injuries for from the dis- 25 seriously injured sons were sent to pally at Chippewa Stanley and Wis. nullified wire the stricken By Associated Sept. purported to have been written by Mrs. Miriam A. Ferguson herself were introduced in court here Monday 111 an attempt to show that there had been an agreement between Mrs. and her husband that the ter would be Governor in case of the Quotations from the purported to have been ten by Mr. and Mrs. were contained in a supplemental petition tiled by the Charles M. who brought the injunction have Mrs. Ferguson disqualified the office of One article quoted issue in this campaign is the Ferguson issue and the and we need not quibble over first Jim Ferguson is the only candidate for Governor who has been telling the people about all this business for the last two for a guson ticket whether it begins with Jim or Another quoted .as ten by Mrs. Ferguson promise to carry out the form and be will help me to give the people of Texas best administration that our ability can Jim wants another chance and you will elect he will consecrate himself to your These statements be relied on by the plaintiff to sustain their legation that Ferguson will be the the real Governor son only The defense started an attack on the validity of the law under Dickson brought his suit and on the jurisdiction the After the afternoon had been consumed by W. G. attorney for Mrs. in it was decided none of these law points be determined until all the facts had been Judge I. W. resenting will start the case Tuesday at 9 a. m. for the introducing all the evidence for his side and presenting the The defense will then take up its arguments on jurisdiction and conr and the question whether a has the right .to hold which is declared to be the foundation of the Love argued for Mrs. Ferguson that Dickson bad no right to bring the suit under the statute because the question is a political matter for the law officers of the State and be- cause Mrs. Ferguson's election would not damage him in any On the other if it is held that he has a right to bring the the con- tention is that the law is tional because it attempts to Test the power of election contests in a vate The Mayfield injunction in which it was sought to prevent the name of United States Senator fild from going on the was In that the court held the suit could brought by a private Assistant Attorney General John C. appointed by Secretary under j for the argued that if By Sept dence which not only lift the death sentence from young Bernard but win his is in the hands of Thomas E. Grant's the lawyer announced with Walter has been sentenced to hang October 17 for the slaying a policeman ing a Grant a few days ago was given a 90-day reprieve bs Governor Small after thousands of ap peals had been in his case having been awakened bj the life sentences given Nathan pold and Richard and after Krauser repudiated a confession nam ing Grant as his The new evidence Swanson of the name of the rea person who was with Krauser in the Navy Defers to Army In Naming Aircraft Board By Associated IX Sept. 22.- Selection of the special board to be instructions given Agencies of aid directed their en- all day to the work of counting the toll taken by the late giving surgical tion to the many and finding shelter for those made It was in Thorp and Owen that the heavy burden for there the storm communication with and automobile couriers found their progress impeded by highways and occasionally Violent wind and rain storms pre- vailed generally over and the and extended southward into Northern the en- tire district suffering damage to some coru crops and wire Around St. Paul the wind attained a velocity of SO miles and the result was seen in Streets by uprooted fences and signboards toppled over and hundreds of caved in. i In the Thorp region in an area seven that town extending from 12 to 15 miles toward was swept clean in many spots over a width of 300 to 400 Continued Page 4, 4. In South re- ported heavy property damage to the section south and east of city including the destruction of severs buildings in Clear Lake and on farms that vicinity to make an intensive study of the relative value for National de- fense of aircraft and capital will be held Secretary Wilbur until he learns whether Secretary Weeks thinks it desirable to name a member to represent the Weeks is not expected to return to Washington from his New Hampshire home until September 30, and it was indicated that Secretary Wilbur might not await an opportunity to confer with him but would com- with him and expedite the LAW AND ORDER HEAD HELD FOR GIGANTIC LIQUOR CONSPIRACY By Associated NEW Sept. agents Monday seized thousands ol cases of liquor at anc Bayou across Lake chartrain from New Orleans and un- they a gigantic con to ship liquor by carloads the large cities in the South and Middle Ernest wealthy prominent member of thi St. Parish Law and League and parish political wni Agents said they thousands of bottles of wine iri storeroom of his general store at Man him by President one voter could maintain this a million suits might be brought against Ferguson and the will of the people be completely could destroy this if every voter could bring such a he who did not want to see Mrs. guson elected could almost stop the processes of our elections in this It was argued that the only body to consider election contests and the qualification of the candidates is the since it is a political tion and not for the LABOR BOARD TO HOLD RAIL EMPLOYES VOTE By Associated Sept. the first time in its history the United States Railroad Labor Board is to conduct en election among the employes of a railroad system to determine in the eyes of the may legally resent the employes in a dispute be- fore the This step was taken Monday In the controversy between the telegraphers and the management of the vania the board has always left the question of the decision of the ties but in an effort to settle the long standing contest as to sentation in disputes and rules on the Pennsylvania board decided to oversee directly i election ordered
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