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The Brownsville Herald.
FFICIAL COUNTY AND CITY JOURNAL
Jesse O. Wheeler. Proprietor.
Consolidated in 1693 with the Dailr Cos
mopolitan which was published in
Erownsville. for sixteen years.
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ERIDAY. AUGUST 17, 1906.
St. L, B. & M. Ry.
Train No. 1 leaves Brownsville daily
except Sunday at 9:45 a. in.
Leaves Harlingen at 10:55 a. m.
Arrives Kingsville at 3:20 p. m.
Arrives at Robstown at 4:32 p. ni.
Arrives at Sinton at 6 p. ni.
t :.. v f. iut-ic Siiifon at 9:30 a. in.
Train No. 2 arrives at KingsviUe at
12:12 p. m.
Arrives at Harlingen at 4:30 p. m.
Tfrnn iicvillf at 5:40. l). m.
n.i iivu ' " ...
Train No. 1 out of Brownsville arrives
at Corpus Christi at 5:30 p. m.
Train No. 4 from Corpus Christi ar
rives in Brownsville at 5:40 p. m.
SAM FORDYCE BRANCH.
Tram No. 22 leaves Samfordyce at
7f50 a. m; arrives at Harlingen at tu.ou
a. in; and Brownsville at 12:20 p. ni.
Train No. 21 leaves Brownsville at 3 p.
m; arrives at Harlingen at 4:32, and
Samfordyce at 7:30 p. m.
Rio Grande Railroad.
Tov-as. to Toint Isabel,
Texas. ' To take Effect Monday
fitly 16th., 1906 at -12:01 A. M.
WKUK DAY SCHKDUI.B.
Leaves Brownsville daily. . . -.5:30 p. m.
Arrive roint Isabel ,,
Leaves ,, ,,
Arrive Brownsville ,, .
.7:00 p. m
. .6:30 a. m.
.-S:00 a. m.
r.nw Point Isabel 6:00 a. m
Arrive Point Isabel . .
Leave ,, ,,
. . 7;30 a. m.
. . 9:00 a. m.
. . 10:30 a. m.
. . 3:00 p. m.
.. 4:30 p. m.
. . 5:30 p. in.
Arrive Point Isabel 7:00 p.
Tim Hurai.d is authorized to announce
John N. Garner,
ju a candidate for re-election to Congress
ironi the Fifteenth Congressional District,
subject to the action of the Democratic
TiiR IIKRAI.D is authorized to announce
John G. Willacy,
as a candidate for State Senator from the
32rd, Senatorial District, subject to the
action of the Democratic primaries.
The Herald, Daily and Weekly,
is the only paper published in
The arrival of the state dailies
last evening with reports of the
outrage inflicted upon Brownsville
oy negro soldiers last Monday
night, show that there are in our
midst some, at least one or two
who have not taken pains to he ac
curate in. their 518101116111 regard
ing that event. The dispatch from
Brownsville to the San Antonio
Gazette is an example in point.
The writer of that article either
reported from hearsay, or he was
guilty of misrepresentation. He
does not hesitate to lay the hlame
for this outbreak on the white peo
ple here who he says "are incensed
at the arrival of the negro soldiers
aud have taken no pains to hide
their dislike. Quarrels have leen
frequent over refusal of saloon
keepers to serve the negroes at the
same bar with white patrons, and
several negro soldiers have been
knocked down bv citizens for
brushing against white 'women in
That the. saloous did refuse to
serve the negroes is true, but the
refusal was in even instance
soudied iu quiet and inoffensive
terms, and these has been-iio - in
stance that The Herald has
heard of where any quarrel result
ed from it. One negro was knock
ed down on the streets for jostling
rudely, against a white -woman
and positively -only one sucn
instance has occurred. The Her
ald in justice tothe soldiers them
selves may say that this is the only
instance it knows of where any
them offered any insolence
ladies on the street.
As yet, the Gazette report
reads, "the negroes have made no
attempt to openlv molest white
This despite the fact of the at
tempted outrage by one of the sol
diers on Sunday rfight upon
white lady ot mgn standing and
good repute, who swears that her
assailant was a negro soldier.
The inaccuracy of the Gazette's
report is apparent in its statement
that "it was just after midnight
when a score or more of drunken
negroes ran up the main street of
the city, whooping and yelling,'
and the further statement that the
riot lasted for "upwards of an
The fact is, the marauders we:
remarkably quiet" while doing their
devilish work. Not a single whoop
or yell was uttered by them. This
the writer can vouch for, having
been within a very short distance
of them the whole time. Moreover,
the raiders did not get over tnree
blocks from the post at any time,
and the whole thing was over in
less than fifteen minutes, when the
bugles sounded the alarm in the
post. That the perpetrators of
this foul deed were not drunk, but
duly sober and carrying out a
deeply laid plot is evidenced by
these facts. They even spoke to
each other in suppressed tones
throughout, and the very moment
they heard the alarm in the post,
they ceased firinsr and made their
way quietly and. secretly back to
the post, all being safelv in their
quarters long before the patrol
sent out to search the town return
ed to report that they had not
found an armed soldier in the
town. These facts are vouched
for by the most conservative citi
y.ens of Brownsville.
It may be stated without fear of
contradiction by any reputable
person that this outrage was al
most entirely unprovoked and the
few slight difficulties between the
citizens and the soldiers so trivial
as the make it wholly unwarrant
able. Moreover the calm self.
control of the people of Browns
ville since its occurrence, the
entire absence of any disorderliness
whatever on the part of our citi
zens under tins terrible strain,
proves them to be both reasonable
and law-abidiug. With hundreds
of armed men in our midst ready
to defend the town, and all filled
with a grim determination to de
mand justice, yet not one has given
public expression to any sentiments
that may be considered of a
violent or incendiary nature. The
Herald makes the above cor
rections and statements because it
feels that any who would deal in
misrepresentation iu reporting this
event which has shaken our peo
ple so deeply are guilty, of injus
tice. Misrepresentation or ex
aggeration now ' is, not to be
tolerated. Any who impute
wrong sentiments or actions to the
people of Brownsville at this
critical moment should be ashamed.
Our injury has been great enough,
without the addition of insult.
Campbell and Davidson is the
way the democratic tickets will be
headed in the coming election,
which means that it will next be
Governor Campbell and Lieutenant
Governor Davidson. The Herald
believes both to be good men and
loyal to the best interests of Texas.
All democrats in the slate can vote
for these two men with a clear conscience.
Browxsvtlle wants protection
from further violence, it is true.
But far more does Brownsville
want justice. The punishment of
the perpetrators of the foul crime
is the most ardent desire of -all of
our cjtizens today. Let .the blood
of the innocent be avenged!
THE SOLDIER MUST CLEAR
That the greater number of the
men of the Twenty-fifth Infantry
at Fort Brown, deplore the ter
rible outrage which some of their
comrades have committed The
Herald feels assured. There is
no doubt that the better element of
these troops would have prevented
this outrage had they known it in
time. There are amongst, these
men, many veterans wno nave
fought our country's battes and
helped to win honorable victory for
the American flag, and it cannot
be believed that rcen with such a
brave record would condone the
foul deed which their comrades
have committed. Some of these
men bore the brunt of the very
hottest fighting in Santiago de
Cuba, and the entire nation has
honored .them for their bravery. It
is in this element of the negro
soldiers at Fort Brown that the
hope of the people, as well as of
their .commander, lies. The pride
that they justly feel yi their record
as soldiers must make it hard for
them to bearthe odium that must at
tach to their regiment if the murder
ers in their midst go unpunished.
That they must realize how this
crime will blacken the name of the
entire command, unless the guilty
ones be given up to justice, can
not be doubted. That, by covering
up the identity of the guilty ones
and protecting them, they become
sharers of their guilt, accessories
after the fact, should be brought
home to every man in this com-,
mand. It is undoubtedly in the
power of the innocent ones to dis-'
cover and point out tee guiny
ones. Beyond doubt this foul
f . i r t
crime oy some ot tneir uumoer.
must bring shame and grief to the j
better element of the Twenty-fifth,
and The Herald believes that;
these men will do all in their power ,
to clear their good name. I
The bartenders of Fort Worth j
ed that all of the saloons are prop
erly closed as is required by law.
A strange situation certainly, and
one worth looking into by the offi
cers of the law. Terrell Tran
script. It would seem that those barten
ders protesting against Sunday
work could furnish the county offi
cers with valuable information that
might be used in keeping the lid
on. Fort Worth Telegram.
Yes, but the knowledge that they
would lose their jobs, by telling
what they know, is very likely to
keep the mouths of the bartenders
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saj's about him, he should stop,
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