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if VOL. XVIII. NG 41
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBEF 3i. 1909
SINGLE COPIES 5 CENT
John Deere Farm Implements
New Moline Wagons v
New Davenport RoUer-J3earing
QUALITY IS REMEMBERED
' LONG AFTER PRICE IS FORGOTTEN
icks Hardware Co.
WITHIN THREE YEaRS
COME TO MISSION
And We Will Convince You
R. N. MAGILL, General Sales Agent
Elizabtth Street, Half Block West of the Miller Hotel
PENSIONS FOR -RY.
OK X. Y. CENTRAL OX REACH?.
SEVENTY YEARS. f
if in Service of Road Ten Years Pre
viously, Or After Twenty Years'
Service at Any Age, If Unfit for
New York, Dec. 31. Final prepar
ations were made today by officials of
the New York Central and affiliated
roads of the system for the inaugura
tion with 'the new year of the pension
system for aged employes, recently
The system is to be extended with
out delay to the Cleveland, Cincinnati,
Chicago & St Louis railway, the Bos
ton & Albany railroad and the otner
subsidiary lines forming part of the
New York Central .system.
Tomorrow, when the plan becomes
operative the first batch of retire
ments will be made and 1675 em
ployes will be placed on the pension ;
Under the plans adopted today em
ployes on reaching 70 years are to be
retired, and if they have been con
tinuously in the service ten years im
mediately preceding their retirement,
they will be entitled to pension.
An employe who has been 20 years
in continuous service and has become -"
unfit for duty may be' retired with a $
t pension although he has not reached
the age of 70. i-
Officials say the pension system to
be put into effect will eventually ben
eut 1U.UUO OI me line a empiujcs auu.
will make necessary the distribution
by the New York Central of $500,000
The scale of pensions is one per
cent for each year of continuous ser-hu
vice, based upon the average rate of
pay received during the 10 years pre
ceding retirement The system is he
me considered by a special board con
sisting of eight of the officials of the L-
New XOrE ueairill imra, ucoucu ujr j.
Cartensen, A. H. Smith, C. D. Schaff
and A. H. Hairis, vice-presidents.
Xot Recognized by Washington.
Washington, Dec 31. The .state
department will refrain for the "pres
ent from recognizing the Madriz gov
ernment , 1 ,
RUNAWAY GIRL STILL MISSING.
Not Relieved That She Committed
Suicide as She Said in Her Letter.
New York, Dec. 31. While private
detectives and city policemen have
not yet found Robberts De Janon, the
16-year-old heiress, who so strangely
disappeared from Philadelphia
Wednesday, they have discovered
facts which lead them to believe she
came directly to this city instead of
committing suicide as she intended in
Robert Buist, grandfather of the
missing girl and with whom she lived
at the Bellvue-Stratford in Philadel
phia, asked the New York police to
look for her and also for rreu K.
Cohen, a Bellvue-Stratford waiter,
nearly 50 years old. .
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WANT RIO GRANDE TRUCK.
Austin Hears About Our
rft den Sass," Too.
Another of those suggestive
rft letters iroui ueucin ximuv ...
i1 Manager Wm. Doherty of the -?
Brownsville road relative tU
-I outside demand for Lower Rio
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understand that ' shin. rK
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mixed cars. We would like to rK
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5 straight and mixed cars, and rK
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i FIVE KILLED AND SEVERAL FA
FIRE ADDS HORROR TO WRECK
Passengers -Imprisoned In IJiirnln.
Pullmane. One of Finest Rock Is
land Trains Running at High
Speed Left Trnck AViihout Warning
Trenton, JIo., Dec. 31. Imprison
ed in the tourist sleeping cars and
burned. to death is believed to be the
fate of perhaps twelve passengers on
the west bound California special on
the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific
railroad three miles east of Trenton
toany. The number ot victims may
be larger, but the facts will not be
known until -the debris of the cars
burned have been searched.-
Trenton, Mo., Dec. 31. Five per.
sons are known to have been killed
and nine injured, some probably fa-
tally, as the result of th.e wreck of
& train on the Chicasro. Hock Island
and Pacific railroad three miles east
of Trenton this morning, when pas
senger train'No. 3, west bound on the
-road named known as the "Califor
nia Special" was derailed.
All of the cars were overturned and
the train soon caught fire, burning
fiercely. The engineer and several
passengers were badly injured Two
Pullman cars burned so furiously, Jt
was impossible to extricate the pas
sengers and it is believed many" were
burned to death.
The train was one ot the heaviest
and finest in the Rock Is'and service
and consisted of a drawing-room
sleeper, state room- and drawing-room
sleeper, buffet, library observxtion
car, smoking room, tourist, dining
car and three baggage cars. The train
left Chicago at 9 o'clock Thursday
night and was due -to arrive In Kan
sas City at 10:35 a. m. today.
The cause of the acriieut is not
known. The train was running at
high speed. The . heavy engine
jumped the track and landed fifty
feet off the right of" way. The cars
following, all left the'track and all
but one was tumbled over. Two Pull
man cars that broke away taught fire.
The crash came without the least
warning and the passengers were un
able to extricate themselves. Those
passengers and members of the train
crew who escaped went to work im
mediately and with great energy to
aid those who were imprisone-i in (he
blazing Pullmans but were unable
to reach them, and it is feared most
of those in the Pullmans will be
burned to death.
The fireman is missing and :s sup
posed to be buied undo.' the engine,
which turned turtle. Several of the
injured were brought into Trenton
later and placed in hospitals.
Dead and Injured.
The known dead include Fireman
Lininger of Trenton, who was scalded
and burned to death, and four passen
The injured are Engineer Milling
ton, Trenton, who was scalded, but
William Flynn, agent for Cudahy
Packing Company, Kansas City,
shoulder broken and .head cut
J. Z. Orning, Davenport, Iowa, leg
broken and head cut.
Steve Howard, Alabama, leg bro
ken. C. E. Spencer, Dallas, Texas, back
J. C. Childers, Anderson, Ind.,
sprains and bruises.
Mrs. Nancy Hamershley, Letts, la.,
badly hurt about head and may die.
Julius Meddlesome, Boston, Mass.,
David Seigle, Cleveland, Ohio, pro
The dea"d incluaed two women
whose bodies were taken from the
'chair car. Most of the injured were
also in this car. All passengers in
the burned Pullman escaped and,
aside from bruises and sliglit cuts,
none of these was hurt
The number of those who lost their
lives in the tourist car is in doubt
Ndne are known positively to have
escaped from this car and it is be
lieved all of the passengers have been
Death List Grows.
Kansas Gity, Dec. 31. A long dis
tance telephone message from Tren
ton this afternoon says the dead in
the burned tourist car on the Kock
Island train are estimated all the way
from 20 to 30 persons.
Made $2,900 Haul in Arkansas Yes
terday and Escaped.
Vanndale, Ark., Dec. 31. Two urii
denUfied robbers held up Cashier
Richards of the Vanndale Bank here
late yesterday and, after securing
$2,900 made their escape.
KKFUSES TO ACKNOWLEDGE
MADRIZ AS PRESIDENT.
DECLARES ELECTION ILLEGAL i
Declines Peace -Overtures and Con
tinues Preparations for Campaign
With JlaiTh on Xicaragiiaii Capital
Associated Press. . I
Bluefields, Dec. .-31. General Es-j
trada remains firm in his determina-1
tion not to recognize the presidency ;
of Dr. JIadriz. He holds that the'
election ot the latter by Congress was i
illegal and says ihe people of Nicar
agua have not spoken. He has re. !
fused offers of peace -through com-
promise from llanagua and is con
tinuing his preparations for a cam
paign against the capital.
Today the proposed attack on Grey
town is under discussion. General
Mena.Jias arrived at Chile, after cap.
turing a number of government sol
diers and a supply of ammunition.
Madriz Needs Money,
Washington, Dec. 31. Reports
concerning the pressing need of the
Madriz government to obtain a loan
have been received in Washington.
The state department itself is in re
ceipt of a dispatch from Vice-Consul
Caldera, stating that a loan is being
given cunsiaeraiion py Nicaragua.
The vice consul adds that military
preparations continue in Managua.
RORA1JIY FATALLY INJURED
TWO OTHERS OF GANG.
Attempt to Rob Rank in Oklahoma
Today Resulted in a Surprise Party
for the Robbers, by the Valiant Po
t Guthriev Okla., Dee, 31. An. at.
tempt made" early today by a gang of
robbers to rob the bank at Horrak,
Okla., resulted in one of the robbers
being killed and two injured perhaps
fatally by the police,who surprised
the robbers. The two wounded men
The dead man is known as Barnie
Durbin, and the wounded men give
their names as Frank Carpenter and
J. B. Dillbeck. It is believed Carpen
ter will die.
uutiine, Dec. 31., 3:40 p. m. The
dead robber was later identified as
Frank Quigg, the ball
, and 1 exas
played in Oklahoma
TKXXKSSEB GOES DRY TOX1GIIT.
Rooze Plants Must Close at Midnight, i
Xew Law Will Be Tested. - -
Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 31. AH dis
tillers and brewers in this state must
close down their plants tonight at
midnight,as the new Tennessee law
forbidding the manufacture of intox
icating beverages within the borders
of the state becomes effective then
Prominent whiskey manufacturers of
the state admit that the new law will
be tested in the court.
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ARRIVE TOXIGIIT. rK
rK B F. Yoakum, president of rK
rK the St. L., B. & M., among oth- r.
rK er jobs, B. S. Winchell, presi-
rK dent of the Frisco with General rK
-.i Manager Rodgers, General Traf- rK
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VK J. D. Finnegan of the local road rK
rK and some other Frisco road of- rK
rK ficials who have been exploring rK
rK the branch foday are expected JH
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rK time this evening. They will -r
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rK spend the day looking over the rK
rK lower country in automobiles. VK
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fK C. H. More, president of the JK
rK Business Men's Club to meet rK
rK and entertain the party: Col, VA
rK Uriah Lott, Capt Wm. Kelly, rK
rK C. L. Jessup, J. B. Sott, M. J. rK
rK "Slattery, Louis Brulay, C. B. rK
?r. C. L. Jessup. Louis Brulay, C. B. rK
K3lcCullom, F. H. Lindenberg. rK
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SAN BENITO CANAL -
The Busiest Place in the Valley
Nineteen miles north of Brownsville on the main line of the
St. Louis, .Brownsville & Mexico Railway.
DON'T FAIL TO STOP AT SAN BENITO WHILE IN THE VALLEY
San Benito has the Largest Canal in the State of Texas
the only gravity canal in the -Valley.
Eight thousand acres of Growing Crops on the San Benito
Tract. Thousands of acres being cleared. "
The town of San Benito has a population of 1,500, good
schools, churches, stores and permanent and expensive
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SAN BENITO, TEXAS
ALBA HEYW00D, President and Genera! Manager
BROWNSVILLE OFFICE OPPOSITE THE MILLER HOTEL
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Leveling, Subdividing, Lateral
Two years l-'irst Asst. Enc- Tanatna Canal: four years Loc. Eng. Mexican
Central Ry. Mexico; nine j ears-irritation and seneral enginterinjj
work in Texas. New Mexico ami Arizona.
Civil Engineer and Contractor
My experience is of value to you. Engineering has been ray life Work. The in
formation and knowledge I possess has been attained only by close stndy of condi
tions. If you want to know the best way to irrigate your land, 1 can tell ou.
Each piece of land needs to te irrigated and treated differently, lands arj- they
slope in different directions; some portions are high, others low. You need the advice
of an experienced and successful engineer to build your laterals. 1 hese things I can
positively do.. You are net experimenting if I do the work. Fourteen years ef ex
erience to back my claims. I am at your service. Harlingtn. Texaf.
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TAMPA'S TEMPERATURE FELL
TWO IjEGREES MORE.
Jiastport, Maine, Coldest place in
United States Today. Highest Tem
perature at Corpus Christi and Ah.
normally High in West and Xorth
we.st. Associated Press.
Louisville, Ky., Dec. 31. The cold
wave which, during the past three
days has given almost the entire
country a taste of winter weather-is
central today over Florida, with Tam
pa showing a temperature of 26, two
degrees colder than yesterday, ' and
Jacksonville 28, a slight rise. It is
not believed that any damage will be i
done to the orange trees as sap at
present is low in the trees.
The coldest place in the
States today is .Eastport, Maine,
where a temperature of 7 degrees
above is reported, while the other
extreme is reported from Corpus
Christi, Texas, with the thermometers
registering 64. Abnormally high tem
perature for this time of year are re
ported from the West and Northwest.
TWO PACIFIC FLEETS.
Navy Department Divides
Forces on Pacific.
By Associated Press.
Washington, Dec, 31. On account
of the importance of American inter
ests in the far East and the difficulty
of administering the whole fleet as
now constituted, the navy depart
ment has decided to divide the Pacific
fleet into two separate fleets to be
known as the Asiatic 'fleet and Pacific
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VIEW FROM LOCK No 3
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JAXUARY, SELLS AT 16.8C
Flurrj- in Rock Island Fails to Eacitc
Wall Street Profit Taking Sales
. Cause Drop, of 6 lz Cents Decem
ber Wheat. L -
By Associated Press.
New York, Dec. 31.
tors found that all January noficeE
were being promptly taken the cot.
tton market became firmer and be
fore the end of the morning January
sold at 16.SC or 7 points net highr
and at a new high record for the
i season while later positions showed
: a net advance of about 3 to 5 points.
Liverppol, Dec. 31. Cotton rpojs
! were dull prices one point hlghei.
American middling fair 8.SS.
New York, Dec. 31. Small frac
tional advances varied by larger
gains in special stocks marked the
opening quotations today.
Rock Island was taken in toad
again and marked up to 55, but'ad
vance had scarcely any effect npou
the general market whlhc was nsl-Iess-and
December delivery declined, Ao&j
6 cents from yesterday's closing,
figures as the result of 'Trngt iaic
ing" sales. .