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Brownsville Herald (Newspaper) - April 30, 1920, Brownsville, Texas BUY TUMPING MACHINERY 1U lo 15 H P FairbanksMorae and Krueger Oil Enginei in stock Centrifugal Pumps W H PÜTEGNAT COMPANY VOLXXyi NO 257 J USED CARS DENNETT P 3ROWNSVILEE TEXAS FRIDAY AFTERNOON APRIL 30 1920 ESTABLISHED 1893 EXPORT TRADE IS BIG IN HIGH FRI Economists Say When It Dis f appears Prices Will Begin to Show Rapid Decline STATE CONVENTI llv Tho AMMocuiled ProHH NEW YOKK N Y April TJankerH educators and economists in the United States and Kuropo dis facts and causes of inflation and high prices and their remedies at tho semiannual meeting today of the Academy of Political Science Dr B M Anderson Jr of the Na tional of Commerce in Now York declared that the shortage of and the attendant speculation are the prime cause of the present high prices in this countfy Whoh our enormous export bal ance disappears and when our do ro ostie markets are called upon to nbsorb or worth of goods per month we shall seo lower prices he declared Tho government Of the United States is deadlocked against a government oí obstruction Assist Secretary Lcffingwell of lury department declared Fail of the government to deal in a constructive way with any of the vital national problems he attributed largely to the fact that the govern mentis divided against itself ACTÜArBÜÍÍDIÑG OF HIGHWAY TO START CLEAR AWAY BRUSH Actual work on the construction of the ft sectionof State Highway No n nhould fcíart within the next day or two according to County Com mission S U Bell Jr The first work according to Mr Bell will con nist uf cJfjaijinjK the right of way iirifí rtípaírínMr bridges arid culverts H W Walker engineer in charge of construction has arrived and a crew of men for clearing and brush repair work has been camped near tho cor r try club by W T Mont gomery cor actor Thursday the last difficulty in se curing a rightofway for the off near tho country club which will save tho cost of hundred yard construction was smoothed ou J A RuHsell agreed to allow thi road to cross his farm The Russel situation according to Mr Bell was difficult of solution on both Mr Rus aolls part and on the part of the county The rightofway cuts almost In half Mr Russells farm and will necessitate á rearrangement of the drainage system To indemnify Mr KusKoll for the crop loss entailed in construction the cost of Ihc rightof way and tho rearrangement of the rigation and fencing systems county has agreed to pay route of tho road was determined by the state engineers who would not tolerate a literal following of the old Aliee road with its many windings on tho theory that this route would cost more to construct and in addition was inefficient from the standpoint of the traveler DANGEÍTOF DAMAGE TO SUGAR CROP IS PAST All Mills on Oahu Runnning More Than Half Time IV AXNOfilllld PlOHSt fHONOLULU T H Aprol Danger of damage to the 1920 sugar crop of the Island of Oahu from the laborers strike has passed according to Royal IX Mead secretary of the Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association All tho mills on Oahu are running more than half time Mead con tinued and are tUnting out two thirds of their sugar making capac ity That is close enough to nojjial to Insure tho safety of the crop T Ttwtsumi membership secretary of the Japanese Federation of Labor is reported to have told a recent meet ing of the striking sugar cane workers bore that the walkout would be ex tended from the island of Oahu to all islands j L According to published translations of Tsiitsumis remarks he informed his hearers that the federation could hohrl out in a fouryear strike if ncc Thin Inthird political minie liy tin I Julias DJMputdi iluriiiK IT riLil ciimpititfMM Tlirnujili lie Iniirast twu yenrs iiKi IulliiH Dispatch pre dicted Mohliys chctinn 000 Knur Tho hallas Iis piUcli inrcast the umioiitv oC Colfiíiilt ni lhc Hcimlorhl priiimricH I forn cNMl is made lv llie HIUIIU list uf They wen sckcted Ulthoiit knuwlcdyi which faction nny o I Miern favored Thorn may lu some errors c I hut an error on ne side will iiUelv Inoffset lv errors on tho other TheDallas Dispatch presents this lore cnst svith the lioliuf it is ruumuwlIy accur ate By Glenn Priccr in the Dinpatch To Joseph Wokon Bailey is com ing the worst drubbing any politician has ever received in Texas with the possible exception of James E Fcrgu Pro Administration Forces Confident of Victory in Precinct Meetings Spccinl to HcniM DALLAS Texas April indications point to an overwhelm ing victory for the proadministra tion 1orcos at the Texas precinct conventions next Saturday May 1 according to Chairman Swceton and Secretary Collins of the demo cratic atlmimstratipn pxecutiva committee They have issued the following statement As weapproachthe end of this campaign we desire to say to our friends that all indications point to an overwhelming victory for de mocracy Saturday We have a com plete organization in more than two hundred counties in the state and have had reliable reports from these counties upon which we base this statement The readiness with which democrats have responded to our call shows beyond question that the efforts of the opposition to dis rupt the party have met with gen eral disfavor throughout the state If our friends will attend the con ventions next Saturday promptly at the place where and time called the opposition will meet with such a decisive defeat that no outsider will again have the temerity to come to Texas with the pose of destroying the party either by the organization of a new party or by fighting from within Let the democrats remember that these arc democratic conventions and none but democrats who are qualified voters are entitled to par ticípale in them Republicans so cialists and members of the so called American party should be excluded if any such should pre sent themselves for participation in tlio conventions CLYFE A SWETCTON Chairman JASPER COLLINS Secretary Democratic Administration Exec utive Committee son who was defeated for governor two years ago by 200000 Ilis defeat in the state convention in Dallas in May is certain It will bo as decisive as tho defeat of Jim Roed in Missouri or Hoke Smith in Geor gia In the precinct conventions next Saturday the indorsement of Wood row Wilson willbe overwhelming as will the indorsement ofGovernor Hoby as delegate at large to the national convention The antiWilson sentiment as urg ed by Bailey will not prevail in more counties In these 30 arc included Harris Bexar and El Paso counties which are doubtful but where the Bailey machine is appar ently in control Majority 4 to 1 I have just completed a poll by lat ter of the counties bf tho state on en dorsement of Wilson and have re ceived responses from 157 out of 24G counties Of the 157 counties report ing 132 correspondents reported with reasonable assurance that the coun ties would go for an endorsementof Wilson and Hobby and against Bailey These 132 give the endorse ment of Wilson 847 convention votes Twentyfive counties indicated the ac tion to be taken by tho county con ventions is doubtful or will instruct favorable to Bailey These counties have a total of 209 convention votes The total number of votes in the state convention is 1400 The poll was taken among editors and newspaper correspondents and is the same list from which the poll was taken in tho HobbyFerguson cam paign in 1918 andthe campaign for U S senator in 1916 From the poll taken in 1918 the figures forecast the election of Hobby over Ferguson by a majority of 250000 two weeks before the election In 191 G the fore for Colquitt over Cuíbcrson Campbell Brooks and Davis in the first primary I believe the poll taken this year is as accurate and as surely forecasts the result as it did in 191fi and 1918 Continued on page two SEN HARDING DENIES REPORT HE PLANS TO GET OUT OF THE RACE íííV The AssncMMtcd NEW ALBANY Incl April Senator Warren Harding denies re ports that he would withdraw from the race for the republican nomina tion for president following hia alleged poor showing in Ohio He said he had no present intention of withdrawing from the race TENTS WILL HOUSE NEW YORK PEOPLE WHO WILL BE EVICTED ON MAY DAY Hv Thn Assmiiiicrl IrosR NEW YORK N Y April village of tents will rise on the of the Salvation Training College to shelter New Yorkers will be rendered homeless to morrow or directly thereafter by May 1 evictions the Salvation army an nounced RfKTftN MVIFT Ri WHOLESALE GROCERS AT BUMU1N 10 FT WQRTH ENTER PLEA OUT WITH APPEAL TO LABORERS TO STRIKE I Tonight and Saturday partly cloudy Ught to moderate becoming Maximum temperature Minimum temperature Barometric pressure at noon today 8500 5900 2996 8250 Hy The Assncmlcfl Prnss BOSTON Mass April ters displayed here appeal to workers to show their strength by a united strike Mtiy 1 The posters purpose to bo a May clay proclamation of the central executive committee of the communist party of The appeal is headed Hail to the Soviet TO PLANT 25 MILLION FISH Hy Thp AMsocintcd PIOSS HELENA Mont April cording to J L DcHart state game warden about 25000000 fish are to bo placed in the streams of the state this year by the state game and fish commission TRANSFER HUNGER STRIKERS Tluv Assodfitoil Pross BELFAST Ireland April Sixty hunger strikers were transfer red from Belfast jail to a destroyer for conveyance to England It is be lieved they will bo lodged in prison there Bv The AsHonntort PressVj FORT WORTH Tex April 30 Heads of two wholesale grocery con cerns pleaded not guilty before Unit ed States Commissioner Mitchell to day on a chargeof violating the Lever WHOOP SOUP AND STEW IN PRICE SLIDE By The Associated Press CHICAGO 111 April oets of chain restaurants in Chi reduced prices today on seven staples as follows Soup 10 cents to 5 cents beef stew 20 cents to IS cents corn beef hash IS cents to 10 cents baked beans 15 cents to 10 cents frankfurters and po tato salad 25 cents to 20 cents conred beef and potato calad 25 cents to 20 cents twoeggs and toast 25 cants to 20 cents CARRANZA AND BATTLE ALSO END Clash Forecasts Larger and More Decisive Encounter Say Sonora Officials Hv Press AGUA PRIETA Sonora April 10 A clash of Carranza and Sonora troops at Pulpitopass in the moun tains southeast of here late yesterday forecasts a largerand more decisive encounter in the near future rebel leaders here said today On either side of Pulpitopass both factions have been concentrating men for over three weeks BLUEBEARD KILLED HIS 15 WIVES OF REMAINDER Reports Substitute Resolution for That Submitted by the Lower House By Assodntpfl Press WASHINGTON D C April The senate foreign relations cpmmit ee reports a resolution terminating he state of war with Germany and as a substitute for the house to end the war with Gcr nany alone The vote was on strict party lines he republican voting for and the democrats voting against It is planned to call up the resolu 1011 for debate in the senate next veek and final action is expected vithin two or three weeks Large Secret Stock of Arms D isco Movement Feared Iv The Assuiiilcd JMoss t LONDON April situa tion in the Ruhr district is grave and an anarchist movement is feared ac cording to aBerlin dispatch to the Central News A large secret stock of arms has been discovered at Rcu gen Isiland in the Baltis sea and the land guard there has been disbanded OF COMMERCIAL CLUB A copy bf the agreement entered into between the City of Browns ville and the American City Bureau for the establishment of a Chamber of Commerce signed by Edgar J Bil lenheim president and W R Stod dard business manager for the bu reau was received this morning by W G Willman chairman of the com mittee appointed by Mayor Cole to enter into an agreement The terms of the contract as agreed upon by representative citi zens and John P Mack representing the bureau at a meeting in the City Hy The Associated PICBS LOS ÁNGELUS Cali At least two of numerous women James Huirt is alleged to have mar ried in various part of the country were murdered by him two others met accidental while With him and he might have murdered more according to an alleged con fession made public by his attorney and county officials He said he could not remember what happened to some women be cause of his still weakened condition resulting from two attempts at sui cide the reputed confession said He married twelve or fifteen women and probably more he is quoted as saying Tho desire to kill obsessed him four years ago Huirt was alleged to have said and women were his espe cial victims There was no direct motive for their deaths and he had no desire to kill man children 01 animals he is quoted as saying The women Huirt confessed to have slain were Nina Lee Deloney and Elizabeth Pryor officers said th quoted Huirt as saying that he killed the former at Long Beach California with a hammer and the latter ncai Plum Washington by crushing hci head with a sledge hammer HOUSE REPUBLICANS IN TWO FACTIONS ON TAX Tho Associiiltitl Press WASHINGTON D C April 30 House republicans divided into two factions over the sales tax plan foi raising funds for sojiders relief leg islation will meet in party caucus to night and iron out the differences There is no indication of what the re suit will be AUTO SPIT FIRE BURNS food control act It is alleged sold sugar at nn excessive profit iney were released on bonds each BRimÍTRÓOPS TO SUPPORT THE SULTAN AS AGAINST KEMAL Tho Assofiiifpfl CONSTANTINOPLE April British troops it is believedplan to support the sultans forces in the movement against the Turkish nat ionalists in Asia Minor and even to join in an Aggressive offensive against Mustapha Kemal General Sir Milne commander of the British forces here has gone to Ism id on an inspection tour and elabórate preparations are being made by the British along the Aiiatolean coast on the sea of Mar morn Hall on April 15 call forthe organi they i Cation of a Chamber ofCommerce by the American City Bureau which is to receive for its effort sixteen per cent of the money it collectsin member ship dues In a letter from President Billen heim which accompanied con tract the executive expresses his ap of Brownsvilles Action and promises thatan American City or ganizing forcewillbe in Brownsville within the very near future In be haH of the city the contract was sign ed by W G Willman John Gregg Louis Cobolini C L Jessup and J J Alcedo RETURNS IN NEW JERSEY GIVE WOOD A SLIGHT LEAD Fv HMie Associatcil Press NEWARK N J April Com plete and corrected figures in the New Jersey preferential primary gave General Wood a lead of 1207 votes Senator Hiram Johnson over RAILROADS REQUIRE 3 YEARSJKE THINKS That Time Needed for Them to Return to AnteWar State oí Efficiency will BAKERS PRICES GO UP my ST April creases in prices goods in cluding bread of from twentyfive to one hundicd per cent will become ef fective here tomorrow Master Bakers Association announced The workers will get a raise fHy The Press SWEETWATER Tex April An automobile was burned near here because it spit fire It was pass ing over some straw spread along the road The straw became ignited by fire from the muffler of the car The automobile was completely destroyed COTTON EXCHANGETO CLOSE MOVING DAY AS AID 10 MEMBERS RAIN RATE REDUCTION MATTER IS CONSIDERED District Grand Matron and Other Officials Arrive Associated Press AUSTIN Tex April Texas railroad commission which has jus concluded a hearing on the prop osition of reducing the minimum weights on grain products taken the matter under advise ment pending the decision of tho in terstate commerce commission which will hold according to advice receiv ed by the Texas commission a sim ilar hearing in St Louis on May 10 The Texas commission has offered to attend the St Louis hearing and lay before it the findings developed at the recent consideration of the ques tion at Austin RADICALS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED MAKE TROUBLE CTU Press WASHINGTON D C April Federal agents have been instructed to go as far as the Urw allowá in breaking up May Day radical demon strations Officals say the depart ment of justice is concentrating its efforts to protect the lives of offi cials state and federal who have been marked for destruction KENTUCKY JUDGE SAYS LEVER ACT IS ILLEGAL my Th o Pross LOUISVILLE Ky April Federal Judge Walter Evans in the course of a case before him agamsc alleged profitters today held that the Lever food control act could not be enforced The act is too vague and its language too indefinite Judge Evans said in dismissing the actions NEW YORK N Y Aprü 30The New York Cotton Exchange an nounced that it will follow the exam pie of the New York Stock Exchange and close tomorrow May 1 moving clay because of the large number of GALVESTON IS SELECTED Tlif Associated Prossj TOPEKA Kan April take at least three years to get the railroads of the country back to their prewar state of efficiency financially and physically W B Storey presi dent of the Santa Fc system de clared in an address at a banquet of railroad and business men here Carl R Gray of the Union Pa cific railrowJ corroborated President Storeys He cited com parisons between handed back by the the lines turned over to government control twentysix months before after being used as a political foot ball as he described the exeprience As one reason for the lack of effi cient services which he said existed during the period of government con trol President Gray remarked Effi cient employes were forced out bf service to make way for administra tion pete President Storey stated that the railroads of the country need 800000 box cars in the next three years The facilities of manufacturers if run at full capacity would furnish only 200000 boxcars a year he said The roads can not order all the cars they need at present because they do not knowwhere the money to pay for them is to come from He stated that it will require during the next three years to rehabilitate the Santa Fe system and that the first problem to be overcome by the roads is the establishment of credits Before the war the Santa Fes natural growth of business required an expenditure a year to afford adequate service and accom modation said President Storey KIt will take three times that amount for the next three years to put us in shape handle the business Rates will have to go up to put the roadon a moneymaking basis Both rail chiefs urged public pa tience and forbearance SPpTCLEAMP OF CRIMINALS A STEP TO PREVENT TROUBLE Gal 10 21 By Tho AssoriitUMl Press CLEBÜRNE Tex April 30 yeston was selected for the meeting place of the Texas Federa tion of Labor Dallas was a close second CONVENE AT MILLER GARAGE Democratic voters in Precinct 20 will meet at the Miller hotel garage at oclock Saturday afternoon Precinct Chairman J S Ford an nounced this afternoon CONTINUE DEMONSTRATIONS removals to new offices bers The consolidated and curb had to close tomorrow f or son of its mem stock ex already voted the same rea Ty Tim AssociiHorl 1 PARIS April through out France will continue their May day demonstrations in a general strike in accordance with the decision of the railroad workers and the resolution of the General Labor Federation accord ing to an announcement by the secre tary of the miners union ho Press CHICAGO April three hundred and fifty persons are held in police stations today following Police Chief Garritys spring cleanup of criminals Among those held were alleged radicals Garrity said he did not believe Ijhe radicals intended a demonstration tomorrow but he thought precautions were advisable ESCAPE FROM DETENTION HOME By The Associniod Press DALLAS Tex April you have no money and want to travel the best way to fulfill your wishes is to walk Two girls aged 11 and 12 years and sisters decided to take this course in order to escape from the county deteption home to a brother living in Louisiana Their hike was short however for they were apprehended at Mesquite about 12 miles f rom1 where
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