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Br’ville Hardware Co. Br’ville Hardware Co.
REVOLUTION I
IN HIDALGO COUNTY
Civilization Overthrows the Wild Animal
Kingdom--Pharr Progress Is Proclaimed
Victor and Declared
DICTATOR
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The EYE of the
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Public Is On Us
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PHARR
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The best looking and most complete town »f Its alee In the Volley.
Finest hotel facilities, clean, sanitary, best equipped and most
, comfortable with flnegt cutwine in the Valley.
Cool In summer, situated in the
Center of a Park
Where only days ago the cactus and oies«|iiite grew wild.
Come make your home In this m w and up-to-daie town; fall In
line, we are selling the ground fast
Come early that you may look well oier the ground and select a
1 choice biisluess or residence lot.
Come listen to the muskr of ihe hammers, its echo rings through
I ont the Valley telling the tale of progress.
1 An elegant bapk and office building is fast nearing completion,
whores flno^all will always in* In readiness for dances, meetings,
c itheatricals.
NPflMer** can you find such an ideal location?
A handsome new brick church is nearing completion A dozen
handsome homes are rising in our midst. What can prove the
sucres* of a town more than seeing homes rise so fast from where
only six niouthsago the cactus grew and the wild animals room
ed at large?
Reservoirs are built and only waiting until the winter works are
completed to give us clear filtered river water.
There are openings for a first-class Drug and Stationery Store.
A Dry Goods, limit and Shoe (Establishment, High Grade Meat
I Market and Bakery. Combined Cleaning and Pr-s ing establishment
with Barber Shop.
Flrstclnss Dentist also Physician and Surgeon. For further par*
tlcu.a-s address PHARR TOWNSHE ?OMP\NY
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: While In the Valley •
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DON'T FAIL TO VISIT
MISSION.
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Elevation, 14o feet.
Irrigation, unexcelled.
Drainage, natural.
I WE PROVE IT
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I To be the most progressive, high
ly developed, prosperous, thriv- I
ing proposition in the Lower Rio |
Grande Valley. I
MANY ARMY POSTS
. WILL RE ABANDONED
AS MANY AS SIXTEEN ON
* LIST.
Secretary of War Say* That Sixte,'n
Possibly 18 Post* Should. Ik
Abolished in the Interests of Econ->
cmy and Efficiency
Associated Press. j
Washington, Jan. 22.—Secretary of
War Sttaison, acting upon the report
from the general staff, has decided
that no less than sixteen nnd pro
bably eighteen of the existing *rtny
posts should at once be abandoned,
"in order to put an end *o extra
vagance and inefficiency from im
proper distribution ot the mobile ar
my.'* The posts condemned are Ft.
Apache, Arizona. Boise Barracks. Ida
ho. Ft. Brady, Michigan, Ft. Darke,
Texas. Ft. George Wright Washing
ton. Ft. Jay New York. Ft. Lincoln,
North Dakota, Ft. Logan IT Riot.
Arkansas. Ft. McIntosh Texas. Ft
McKenzie, Wisconsin, Madison Bar
racks, New York, Ft. Meade, South
Dakota, Ft. Niagara New York. Ft.
Wayne, Michigan. Whipple Barracks,
Arizona. Ft. William Henry Harri
son. Montana. Yellowst »ne Wyoming.
Six other post* mentioned as al
most useless may be abandoned also
The principal object is to concentrate
the forces at strategical**points with
a view to Immediate amiability In
case of war with a foreign power.
Secretary Stimsou suggests the con
centration of troops at the following
eight posts. Ft. Porter Buffalo, Ft.
Oglethorpe, Georgia. Fort McPherson.
Atlanta. Fort 8am Houston. San Anto
nio, F*. Lawton. Seattle, Vancouver
Barracks, Washington and Pre>:dlo
San Francisco.
The retention of Fort Bliss Tcxa*.
as awavalry gut-post is recommended
St| son declared that thirty mil
lion • dollars were spent on useless
army (mats In the last ten years and
different secretaries of war have been
hammered in getting rid of them by
the “local and political Influences'
which, he says, may again be nsed t
prevent the changes recommended
GENERALS LYNCHED
BY EXCITED MOD
KILLING OF MONTERO HA"
"LOODW SEQUEL.
Five Insui recto (*enerali Conlned in
Penitentiary for Protection W *re :
Butcnercd Y*ater<*ay by Infuriated |
Mob. All "evolutionary Lradei*1
Dead
Guayaquil. Ecuador. Jan. 28.— An
infuriated mob today broke into the
Quito penitentiary, In spite of the
double guard and lynched Generals
Elroy Alfaro, Flavlo Alfaro. Medardo
Alfaro, t’piano Paei and Manuel .-ie
rauo. all prominent revolutionists.
The victims of today's lynching
were cat.Hired on January 22nd.
when the revolution which began
'December 22 last collapsed. General
l*‘dro Monten of the revolutionist
was shot to death In the court room
last Thursday immediately after he
had been sentenced to sixteen year.*
imprisonment The others were placed
in tile peniten lary to protect them
until trial
The lynching today remevaa all
the leaders in the recent revolution
Wolter Electrocuted Today.
Associated Press.
Ossining. New York. Jan. 28.—Al
l»ert Wolter. who murdered Ruth
Wfheeler on March 2<. 1*10, will V
electrocuted before daylight tomor
row. W'blter tonight said he did not I
mind going to the chair, hut added,
“Poor old mother. Jlow sorry | feci
for her and Dad, too.”
Ruth Wheeler, a stenographer dry
ing to support a widowed mother,
went to Wolter’s office to answer
an advertisement Her charred bod; J
was later found on the fire escape.
She had be->n assaulted and strang.ed
to death and an attempt to burn her
body had fern mad.*.
Earthquake in Mexico.
Mexico City, Jan. 28,—A slight
earthquake shock was felt here at
8:20 o’clock tonight.
Resum'd Today.
Washington. Jan. 28.—Lorlmer in
vestigation probably w ill be resum. d
tomorrow with Irimer on witness
stand.
TWELVE PERSONS
PROBABLY DROWNED
BOAT CAUGHT IN ICE NEAR CAIRO
ILLINOIS.
Fatal Result of Attempt to Cross Mis
sissippi River in Skiffs Wkil**
Stream Was Full of Drifting Ice
aTwelve Missing.
Associated Press
Cairo, III., Jan. 28.—Twelve per
sons are reported to have been lost
today when a row-boat In which '
thev were crossing the Mississippi,
river, from Bird’s Point to Cairo '
was caught In an lee jam They were
part of a hundred and thirty-five!
passengers who left the Cotton Belt,
train at Birds’ Point. Left without
conveyance across the river because
the railroad ferry-man feared the
risk of hts boat In the lye. the pass
engers attempted to cross In small
boats. Two boats to k five passengers
each. Another boat in charge
of Frank Jones took twelve. The
boat-men with the lighter fares were
about fifty yards ahead when they
heard shouts for help and turning
saw Jones battling fiercely with *a
monster Ice flow which was sweeping
his craft beyond control. A heavy
fog then hid the lost party from view >
and nothing since has been heard of
the ferrv-man or his passengers. Most
of those in the missing boar It is be
lieved were in the party which b eard
ed the train at Lilbourne, Missouri,
but this is uncertain. Searching par
ties spent this afternoon and until
late tonight patrolling the banks,
hut at a late hour it is reported that
the search Is fruitless.
‘ REMENDOl S INCREASE
IN AUTOMOBILE EXPOBTS
Over $20 000,000 Worth of American
Bum Wagons Went to Foreign
Lands Last Y^ar.
Asocsiated Press
Washington, Jan. 28.—More than
twenty millions dcllars worth of au
tomobiles were oxported from th# Un
ited States during the year of till,
according to the report of the Burea*t
of Commerce and Labor male public
today. One-third of these went to Can
ada. This Is twenty times greater
than one year’s exports ten v««rs ogo.
The imports of automobiles ar*» arow
ing smaller year to year, according
to the same report.
VALLEY CA“AGES
“RIN“ BIG PRICES.
Local Shippers Load a Car Which Will
tiring |50 a Ton in Market.
If the inhabitants of other portion*
of the -tailed States want to .*at Rio
Grande Valley cabbage, they will
have to pay for it During the recent
cold spill, people in the north were
forced to {iay $40 a ton for coal, hut
Saturday Tandy Brothers and W C.
R. Copeland, loaded a ear of cabbage
for which the “snow-digger* will be
forced to pay $.*.0 a ton *
The car wa* loaded jt Hialack Spur
from whence several cars have al
ready been shipped.
I Ii4 -.■■■ ..I I. — I—— I
NO “EFORT TODAY
ON “RAZOS SANTIAGO
Special to The H-*rald.
Washington. Jan. 28.—The ba»d
of engineers will not make report on
Brazos Santiago project tomorrow, as
was announced. Congressman Garner
who has been anxiously awaiting the
report, was advised Saturday by the
hoard that It will give tli® matter
final consldi ration this we k
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OKLAHOMANS LAUNCH
ROOSEVELT BOOM i
Twenty-four Counties Represent**'1 in
Movement Mon'y Ra> zed to Fi ,
Nanc«* the Undertaking.
Asociated Press.
McAlester. Okla.. Jan. 28.—Twen
ty-four counties were represented In
meeting here today to form a atate
wide Roosevelt Club. More than five
thousand *ollar3 were subscribed o a
fund to fiaaiu> a movement for the;
nomination of Roosevelt as president I
to succeed Taft. A mass convention
was called at Oklahoma City, for Feb j
10, to perfect the organization. Or
lando Swain, of Okmulgee County,
waa chozen chairman. Dudley Buell.|
of Pitttfburg. Okla., U secretary. Ok
lahoma City waa named as headquar
ters. A. K. Perrv of Coalgate waa
| placed in chargef
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ANNUAL VISUM
OF BISHOP JOHNSTON
LARGE CLASS CONFIRMED AT
CHURCH OF THE ADVENT.
Bishop Preaches On Help Even th
Humblest May L'^nd in God’s Cause
Cnurch Urged to Keep Pace With
Valley's Progress
The service conducted the Right
Rev. J. 8. Johnston bishop of the (ep
iscopal diocese of Western Texan, at
the Church of the Advent yesterday
morning was attended by a congre
gation that filled the church' to its j
fullest capacity. Th.* bishop was as |
nlnted by th«, rector. Re G. M. Me- |
Dougalt. The choir contributed aowcfl
unusually fine music. X soprano solar |
by Mr*. John Gregg, who sang **Cul-||
vary” with her usual beauty of ex- I
press ion, during the offertory, was a 11
much appreciated feature of th(, inns- I
leal pr >gram.
The bishop preached an able ser
mon, upon the help that all men, no j
matter how humble, may give to tne
Lord In simply and eloquen: words,
he urged those who were about to
present themselves for confirmation)
to enlist In Christ's army and work
for the cause of the Father. True
"hristlan*. he said, help their fellow
rtiati, and It is in helping our fellow
man that we help God.
The bishop sp ike encouragingly of
Ihe progress of Advent Church, and
urged the members to exert tbeowel-!
e* even further, a* the church thou I ■*
keep pace with tberapid development
uf the V’alley.
Me expressd gpcial gratification at
the class of applicants for confirma
tion. which was composed largely cf
i dull*.
At :he conclusion of the regular
service, the bishop administered the
loly right of comfirmation to a c»a**of
ten. including T. A. Kinder j W. 8.
West, R‘ Ij. Ginn, M. H Drey^r. Mrs
F. A Creager, Miss Florine Pierce. I
Mis* Ruth t'raig. Mis* Virginia
t'oeke. all of Brownsville, Mr*. G. *■»
Merrlweather of Donna and Mast r
John Lot* of 8an Benito.
Bishop Johnston left yesterday at- *
lernoon for San Benito, where he ei-'tj
pected to hold aervtcea last night
The bishop* visit to Advent par
ish this year vas been one of unfDua!!
iutetyst He spent several day* here.il
:*i*glii:fC with the parishioners and j
being entertained by them socially.
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BRIGHT OUTLOOK FOR
S. W. TEXAS LEAGUE
HOUSTON HEIGHTS. GALVESTON
AND KINGSVILLE TO JOIN
Corpus Also May Return—Salary Li
mit and Date of Opening—Brow
nies' Left-Hander* Tayloi* Sold to
San Francisco.
That the Southwest Texas Base
ball league is destined to create
something of a aenaatioa in baseball]
circle* is evinced by the application
of Houston Heights, mad** Saturday,
to became a member of this league.
There is a strong effort being made
also in Corpus to raise the neceasary
wind and come hack with the other]
roast town*. Kingsville has als*<»
expressed a desire to Join the h:t
class **D" organization, and Galves
ton territory ha* been filed on
This program, if carried through,
will give an eight-team circuit with
short mileage jumps, making the op.
crating expense* of the team* much
less.
The salary limit ha* already beer I
placed at $800. and it is expected
that the season will begin on May 13
and close on August 15, making a 3
nionths' season.
The meeting of the league with
President Dickinson, which was ex
pected to have been held Saturday at
Corpus, ha* been postponed, proba
bly until Monday or Tuesday, to al
low definite arrangement* to he
made with the three new towns and
Corpus.
It is expect d that the team* of the
league for 1911 will he a* follows:
Galveston. Houton HeiglSTiCBay City,
Beeville, Corpus Cflrlwti. UmhIo,
Kingsville and Brownsville.
Word was received here yesterday
that Taylor, the Brownies* young
left-handed pitcher, had been sold to
Ban Francisco for th«, sum“7ft fl,-j
000. He is expected to start for that
place 1mm diaiely. Neg nations ar#
also being carried on looking to the
welling of several other Brownie,
players. ,
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; SAN BENITO, Jss '
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| The OEM CITY of the RICH and FERTILE Lower Rio Grande
■ Valley

19 miles ®orth of Brownsville, situated in the >
nudst of an exceedingly prosperous farming com- >
munity and conceded to be tlie most important >
’ agricultural shipping point on the Houston- >
Brownsville line of the “Frisco" Railway system- •
THE PRE-EMINENCE of SAN BENITO, m a City, and It's sur- |
» founding AGRICULTURAL community, as a farming proposition
» ov*r *">' other town or section In theLOWER RIO GRANDE VAI.
i LEY, ha* been established beyond any fear of successful refutation ,
► Th»‘ MARVELOUS growth and ADVANCEMENT o'* ‘his S«* ,
* YEAR OLD City and the extensive and wonderful DEVELOPMENT >
’ or the farm land tributary to the SAN BENITO IRRIGATION CA- *
’ NAL SYSTEM are ‘he *ource of AMAZEMENT *"d ASTONISH- *
’ MENT ‘o the VISITOR, eaally CONVINCING him that this is the *
’ PLACE TO LOCATE H he is desirous of enjoying good health, thing >
’ *" comfort, securing successful results from his effort* and nltt »
* attaining financial INDEPENDENCE. *• his just reward *
k and to which he is entitled ,
I WE CAN T BE TOO EMPHATIC IN OIR CLAIMS.
! The Lower Rio Grande Valley, and San Benito in particular, jt
, bus been endowed by Nature with a rich, deep and extremely fertile ft
► 50‘b *be productiveness of which is the equal of, if not superior to I
► ^be soil or any section on earth and a climate unsurpassed for uaj- ft
, formity throughout the entire year by any locality on this Conti- M
* nent Pw""
* These conditions, coupled with onr excellent. Reliable Irrigation eft
► and Railroad Facilities, complete an ideal and perfect combina- ft
1 tion ot advantages at San Benito offered by no other agricultural ft
1 section in this country- ft
Inspection and comparison will prove all onr statements and ft
1 c'aims made in this regard- ft
' The IRRIGATING CANAL SYSTEM SAN BENITO (Gravity! ft
Is the largest In the South and and one of the largest and most £F- ft
1 FICIENT in operation anywhere at the present time. The main <a- ft
nal is 57 miles in length. 250 feet in width and carries 20 feet ft
I 01 wat,>r al *n There are 150 miles of lateral canals and 550 ft
I mtl«* of *«d ditches, giving a rapacity SUFFICIENT to SATISFAC- ft
| TORILY WATER the S0.000 ACRES reached by this immense HU- ft
, GATION SYSTEM* In connection with this our DRAINAGE SYSTEM ft
, TEM IS PERFECT- |
► TO MARKET YOUR PRODUCTS SUCCESSFULLY AND IN A I
, SATISFACTORY MANNER IS JUST AS IMPORTANT TO YOU AS ft
! THE PRODUCTION OF YOUR CROPS Here Is where SAN BENITO
► baa a tremendous ADVANTAGE o'er any other section In addi*. »
\ *lon t0 “FRISCO" Railway system which traverse* this farming *
* ncction. In one direction, we have thes\]f BENITO and 110 GRANDE ‘
, VALLEY INTERURBAN LINE, now In operation with modern and i |
, up.to-date equipment. This line extends out of the city of RAN
BENITO I" opposite direction and traverse* this vast AGRICULTU* ’
RAL COMMUNITY rom END to END within convenient distance ■
► °* farm HOW CAN YOU IMPR VE UPON SUCH AN AR- »
i RANGEMENTT ►
► WE NOW HAVE OVER 22.000 ACRES
} UNDER ACTUAL CULTIVATION. EVERY
* ACRE DEMONSTRATING NOT ONLY THE
I FERTILITY OF THE SOIL, BUT THE EF- *
k FICIENCY OF OUR IRRIGATION AND *
EFFECTUAL DRAINAGE. AS WELL
Don’t forget that here ia where the pre-cooling plant is to be 1
‘ located There are now onlv three in operation, two in California ! ’
* sad onr in Flciida. This will make the fourth in the United States *
; SEEING IS BELIEVING. C03IF. LET US SHOW YOU.
VALLEY LAND FOB SALE OB EXCHANGE FOR OTHER PROPERTY I
NO. 2«. DONNA. .'* 9. K1 aer**s ap lend id first valley land. Soil la a H
very deep and rich alluvial lo»» adapts to all crops of this V»D ■
| ley. Including cotton, sugar, cane, corn, alfalfa, truck and * Tlrt**»
fruits 12 acre* has been elea **d Has fully paid water right tin- M
der Donna «anal About 4 mile* fr >m sugar mill and loading spur and tt NmHn
mile* from Donna. Price |7-*».tut per acre with encumbrance of tt.4l2.il, IH
a part of which Is due. Equity of U.t73 will be traded for good, well
located land or other property or stock of men handlte or automobile. m
that has cash value of that amount. Owner is away and property In north M
Texas or northern states preferred. "
HALL AM COLONIZATION COMPANY, Brownsville. Tei.
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BRICK-BRICK
When contempdlatlng buUd *our Buaiueea or Bank
Building, specify our brick.
We man II Tact tire a high clase face brick of a beautiful light grey
.1. r I to I be brat.
Onr plant Is up to date. Dally ca parity twenty thousand, located
throe miles north of Brownsville on the main lino of the Saint Ixtala.
Brownsville * Mexico railroad. Our facilities for laoding from oar
private spurs Insures prompt shlpm ents.
8stuples of brick will be sent pro paid upon request.
Office Suite 14 New Combe Bldg. Telephone !•§. Brownsville. Texas
OFFICE J M. JOHNSON LUMBER COMl'ANT
Gulf Coast Brick and Tile ompany
* MANUFACTURERS OF BRJCK
£• F. JOHNSON. Manager

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