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FRIDAY, DBGHarBBk SI, t909.
THE BRDWHSV1LLE HERALD f
8r BrojvnsviUe HcrnWI-PablisJiing Co.
5CHJ3 IsnoWiVSCILLK jAiJA liEHAi,I
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&,:ial Com .y and city Journal.
ionsolldated in 1893 with the Dally
Cosmopolitan, which was published
in Brownsville tor sixteen years.
filtered at the Postoffiee, Brownsville.
Texas, a seeond-ciass matter.
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER Z, 1909.
tn order to give its employes a
Ma t" holiday tomorrow. The Daily
Herald will be issued in the fore,
noop. Arrangements have been made
to receive the morning pony press
eport, so that the patrons of the
paper may have their usual iive
Estrada evidently thinks he is the
-sdIj doctor for Nicaragua's troubles.
A good New Year's resolution:
pay that poll tax sJt ohce.
Now for those paving blocks for
tf& nether regions.
While making Now Year resolu
tions, every person who lias any in
terest whatever In Brownsville should
ow to do his or her best during
19 '0 to assist in hastening the com
ing of Greater Brownsville, the lar
gest, livest, handsomest, richest and
yeai town in all South Teauys.
REAR END WRECK
ON N. Y. CENTRAL
gT'j;xrj:u tkakk. imiomixiixt
BAXJiliir. A VICTIM.
lirnv Sleeper of Montreal Uxpi-e&x
Telescoped by Freight Train at
troton Jlils Morning In Heavy Fo;
One Passenger Injured.
K. Associated Press.
New York, Dec 2i -Spencer
Task, was killed today in a
rear end collision on the New York
CeJitral railroad between a freight
train and the Montreal Express at
Crotqn, while en' route to this city
tiomhib home at Saratoga.
Therg were no other fatalities but
one other passenger was so seriously
injured that he could not give his
Trask and the injured passenger
tere in the rear tjleper of the
second set-lion of the Montreal cy
press. The train had been halted by
a signal, according to the railroad of.
ficials Information, when the freight
crashed into it, telescoping the sleep
s' and damaging the next car for
ward. There was a thick fog at the
Trask was one of New York's best
known bankers. He early recog
nised "he genius of Thomas Edison
and Identified himself with t he Edi
son Electric enterprises. Besides
he?ng a hanker, he was a director of
railroads and realty companies and
iras deeply Interested ia several edu.
rational and philanthropic associa
tions. J24UAYA WANTS HIS
SOX-IX- IAV KKLKASjKU.
1-4 In Prison Under Charge of Helping
Himself to Nicaragua's Cash.
Xatasua, Dee. Si. Preaiieat Ma
drU totes received a message from
loraier President 2elaya at Mexico
Cily, eggiBg him to liberate ZeJaya's
son-in4aw Jouln rSQ8. who is
efearge with misappropriation of
Increase Pay for Prison Labor.
jeJfcjrsoB City, Ho-. Dec- 51- Cou
th laborers ia th &ttssorl Pite
frarv wiU hereafter e worth More to.
tie state, as the board of rteoa man
agers has decided that sixty cats a
g? far tk& toll of able-bodied men ia
fireproof skops furnished free by the
s;it, as srelt as power, for all neces-
.-v- machinery, is not sufficient. Most
P the contracts for prison labor ex-f
p.-e toca ant " j
. m have to pay seventy-fie-
aeftta a day fx each man; employed, fc
I. J. Slattery
"Xrs Jese p. Wheel-
Consider this Bank in arranging for 1910.
Your account will be appreciated, no . mat
ter the size, and .we are amply prepared tto
efficiently serve ycu.
S&jF'T with the New Bank -on tthe
- Hew Year.
WOI1ST BLOCKADE TO XAVJGA
TlOX SINCE CIVIL WAIi.
No Mail for Three Days and Food
and Coal Supplies Jtunning Short
By Associated Press.
Evansville, Ind., Dec. 31. Many
Ohio river towns have not had mail
for three days and some of them are
suffering from a shortage of food
and coal supplies. Old river men say
that not since the ch'il was has the
river been so badly blocked with Ice
It is estimated that suspension of
navigation on the lower river "will
cause a loss of $100,000; This does
not include the possible immense
daiaage to property when the tern-!
perature goes up and the gorges be-'!
gin to break.
1)1 Hl AT ADVANCED
AGH OF 87 VI1AI1S
Sra. Medina of. This City Passes
Away Granddaughter Dies in
Corpus Christ! Same Day.
Senora Inez. Salazar. de. Medina
died at her home in this cty yester- f
day afternoon at 4 : 13. The cause
of death was old age. Senora Me.
dina was born at Sota La Marina.
Mexico, eighty-seven years ago and
hits been a resident of BroVnsvil.e
fo.- the past fifteen years.
She was the grandmother of Jose
J!- ulna, chief operator unier Mr.
Sanbiirn in the local Western Unicn
Mr. Medina also lost his sister.
Julia Medina, yesterday. The latter
resided at Corpus Christi, aitd ue
received r( telegram yesterday an
nouncing her death.
NO t'HAXCE GIVEN
TO OIL ONE'S TONSI1
New I'lay Four Hour Long, Not m
' viilcrt Into Acts, hut Curtain to
Droit if Xtitlieiice Desires.
And now Bernard Shaw has upset
custom by writing a play that it-will
take four hours to act and which is
not dnided into separate acts. It is
to be a kind of continuous perform
ance, though the author is willing
that the curtain should drop at any
Interval desired by the audience. How
may one arise to inquire, is anyone
to know when the audience wants to
go out and oil its tonsils? Will it be
proper for some sufferer to ".Move
that we now take a ten-minute re
cess." or will the ushers be require,
to interview encn patron separately u.s Ume to take business out of poli
to ascertain his or her wishes? Any- tics and keep it out time for the
wayi It's a great idea.from whichever! p0Hticai activity of tnis nation to be
angle you view It Frohman has
secured the contract for the play and
its production will be one of the fea
tures of New York's next theatrical
A HALF MILLION
GOKS l-P IN SMOKB
Many IJelated Christmas Packages
American fepress C's OSicc j
j Jsaow uis auttnde in tms matter ana
New Tock Dec. SI Belated to show that I was jnstified in ue
Cfcrisimas packages and other valu-i6
able express shipments in large num- R prOTeg ,g golng tQ
bets ent up in smoke today in a &e 2 rip snorting time when thfs in
Bre which destroyed the American , vestigation is pullec off, and thac
Express. Company's office and store someoody Is going to be scorched
rooms near the Grand Central causing ! "wheolMr. Pinchot gets on' the witness
as loss estimated at ?5ft0,00&, Two'stand.
raea -were badly injured.,; - i Whomsoever this invesflgatiqn--may
Adams Express company.
near by were threatened
work hy theflremea. saved.
FOR WHOM SHALL uli CO-iUt! li
iTHE FEW OR THE
Investigation Will Probably Answer
the Cliief of Forest Service and
Throw Light on Othr Matters Jitel--ative
to the Subject.
Washington, December 28, "ue
American people have evidently made
up their minds that our natural re
sources shall be conserved. But for
rwhose benefit? For the benefit of the
few or the profit of the many. The
sreat conflict now heing fought -will
In these words Gifford Pinchot,
chief of the forest service of the Na
tional government, In an address de
livered last Monday threw down the
gauntlet to the opposition which is
fighting to oust him and his program
of conservation. He talked before
the People's Forum of the city of
New Rochelle, N. Y.
It shows that Mr. Pinchot is stand
ing pat and is ready to do battle with,
the forces arrayed against him and
his policy of conservation of the re-
sources of the country, which are the
natural heritage of posterity. He did
not mention by name any of the
forces that are antagonizing him and
his policy, but he said some .things
which were quite as pointed as if he
had mentioned names.
i "It is the honorable distinction,"
j he declares earnestly, "of the for
estry service that it has been more
; constantly, more violently and more
I bitterly attacked by the representa
! tives'of the special interests in recent
j years than any other government bu-
And again: "The more successful
we have been in preventing land grab
bing and the absorption of water pow
. er by the special interests, the more
! ingenious, the more devious and the
; more dangerous these attacks have
become. A favorite one is to assert
that the forest service"in its zeal for
I the public interest has played ducks
and drakes with the acts of con
gress. "The fact ts, on the contrary, that
the service has had warrant of law
for everything it has done."
And still further, he said: "We
liold it to be the first duty of a public
officer to obey the law. But we hold
it to be his secortd duty, and a f.ose
second, to do everything the law will
let him do for the public goou, anu
not merely what the law directs or
compels him to do."
Amon? other things Mr. Pinchot
said: "I believe the American people
iare weary of politic for revenue only
aimed squarely at the welfare of all
of us, and squarely away from the
excessive profits of a few of us.
I believe in our form pf gOTern-
nient, and I believe in the golden rale.
But we must face the truth that mon
opoly of the sources of production
makes it impossible for vast numbers
of men and women to make a fair
I haTe quoted these paragraphs
im the address of Mr. Pinchort to
le"erf 1 wrote to Tlie Fost m
,6 . t, n-3? A
may conmpfato idtcome
wfth CompTaceaf sereBityi-Houstoc
WAS OBEXEI) jTN GII1VNI) CEX-
'xMlALAIiiYGIC TODA Y.
'.Foreign Manufacturers Wic With
-Home iProdiict in iflreat (&hibit
Outdoor fEffcct iii-Decorations
Transforms iprilace Unto 4VS-Trellis'Garilen.
YorkTDec. SSI. 7Uh a pri-
vate view this afternoon, to be fol. f
'owed by the .formal ipablic opening i
Tit elsht o'clock this-evenlng, what is
in .ninny Tespeqts "the greatest auto-
niobila show ever held anywhere was
inaugurated In 'Grand Central Palace.
All tl'o new, .models produced by
member" of the. American Motor Car I
-Manufacturers Association are on j
exhibition in setting more beauti
fuf than -ever before attempted.
Recoguizlac tbfact that the mot
or car is estwatlally an outdoor ve.
hide, the detfo-.Unv havo parked, the
carc in -i hug trails -garden 0r gi
gantic arbo wnlt Is entwined with
climbing plant r-taiifcui flowers,
singing birds, and plashinv palms.
As many cars' idiibited are made
abroad, an effort 'has been made to
make some of the decorations really
international in character and Italy
Erance and Germany have been
searched for little floral novelties
that are in way symbolical of the
countries the cars represent
Outside of the trellis garden idea, i
the decorative scheme involves a lat- i
tice and landscape effect, with the
whole set forth by tens of thousands
of .glitteryig lights and Trage chande
liers or electric halls of fire "which
will throw the pictoral scenes and
the cars themselves into high relief.
-Annual meetings and dinners of
many associations allied with the
motor car industry are soheduled for
the week of the Tenth International
AutomoLile Show. .One of the most
Important meetings is that of the
Manufacturers; Contest Association, !
which will be "held at the Manhattan '
Hotel. Friday evening, Jsn. 7. This '
is the first annual meeting of the as.
sociation since its formation, nearly
a year ago. President. Benjamn Dris.
coe will preside andmake his first
annual report, telling what the as
sociation has accomplished for it?,
members in all manner of contests.
It is also likely that all that time
next year's campaign will be mapped
TO SKTTIiK SWITCHMEN'S STKIKH ,
Conference" Held Today by lthor anil
Associated Press. i
Washington, Dec 31. An effort to
settle the switchmen's strike on rail,
roads entering St. Paul was made at
a conference today between II. B.
Perham, president of the railway de
partment of the American Federation
of Labor, and Cnairman Knappon of
the Interstate Commerce Commission
and Commissioner of Labor Neill.
he End i
Thursday, January 6,
t . . t- 1
-f,- fe'p io ueceinoer
and sets of Harness. '
Mtich of this has gone up the Branch Line, showing how deep has been the
appreciation of our extraordinary CCT IN PRICES.
Here are a few for the late buyers. Ask your neighbor what he paid for
Columbus Farm Wjgoni, strictly high
piit, made of best seasoned mate
rials, 2 3-4 in. skein, doublebox 10
ft. long, 25 in. deep
Regular Price - $75.00'
Closing Out Price SM.50
Columbus' Farm Wagons, similar io
the above, but with2 1-8 in. skein
and smaller box.
Regular P'lce -Closing
Ouf Price $&.00
frock Wagons, 1-8 In. skein, double
If you need anything in Carriages, Wagons or
opportunity to buy at practically cost price.
Genera! Agents femiKingsviKe
JPor mop than eighteen years the $irst 'atidnal Bftlc
of "Brownsville has. meant best," and is pleased
to place at the disposal of its customers the
"labilities gained during this period of
'COTFtin tiaus service and growth,
, 'GOnfideritially believing it can
? - meet every requirement
of the most dis-
We pay interest on savings accounts
and certificates of deposit,, arnd we-opfcn accounts
of One Dollar and upwards.
The First National Bank
YOUilS FOR A HAPPY AN3X
PROSPEROUS MEW YEAR
Do you want an independent income for life?
10 Acres .Under Irrigation in
Will assure you one.
may not be able to do
IT WILL PAY YOU
J. Be ScotL
MERCHANTS NATIONAL BANK
Capital and Surplus, $150,000.00
Closing Out Sale Ends
nn.1. 1 1 t jn t-V. iir
yin, we nave soiu .rami wagons ana many carnages
TOP BUGGIES See Description Rifhi KiniSide
Retailers of Upto-Bate Vehicles and Harness v
of the Hancock-La sib Carriage Co., Brownsville. Texas
cowa for Sebfcr Wf sad Carriages
You can buy now, but
so when prices go up.
at 6 p. m.
. 1 r
Top Buggies, like cut in centre, piano
box, highly finished, full wrought
gear, selecied hickory wheels, com
plete, with lop, side curtains, etc
Regular Price - $65.00
Closing Out Price $49.00
Si I Single Harness at $8.60
$21 Double Harness at $15.75
$45 Brass Mounted Double Har
ness, a heautifu! piece of work,
at - $34.00
SI.75 and $1 full Leather Col.
Iars at - - $1.10
Harness, this is your last
the BEST MADE
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