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, N . 178 BROWNSVILLE* TEXAS. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 1912. PRICE FIVE CENTS
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• » ERE WHERE PROGRESS MEANS GO.
ERE IN THE RICHEST VALLEY ON EARTH.
ERE WHERE PRICES SUIT THE BUYERS.
ERE WHERE WE ALL WANT YOU TO COME.
A PLACE TO LIVE THAT IS UNEXCELLED.
/% PLACE TO DO BUSINESS UNEQUALLED.
PLACE OF OPPORTUNITIES UNSURPASSED.
^ « PLACE WHERE THINGS MOVE UNPARELLED.
IO GRANDE RIVER SUPPLIES OUR WATER.
IO GRANDE RIVER HAS MADE OUR SOIL
IO GRANDE VALLEY THE PLACE TO LIVE.
IO GRANDE CAPITOL THE PLACE TO COME
EMEMBER THE BEST TOWN IN THE VALLEY.
EMEMBER WHERE WE ARE LOCATED.
EMEMBER HIDAIjGO, COUNTY. TEXAS.
^ EMEMBER FOR 30 DAYS LOTS WI LL BE CHEAP.
W. E. Cage
FORGET YOUR TROUBLES AND COME.
FORGET YOU HAVE EVER DOUBTED. I J
KNOCK AT THE DOOR AND IT WILL OPEN. *
SEEK AND VOU WILL FIND US. £ j *
BUY WHAT WE OFFER YOU AND YOU «■
WILL ALWAYS BE GLAD /
BUY A HOME AND YOUR WIFE WILL
THINK MORE OF YOU. « *
COME AND CONSULT WITH US AND YOU A
WILL ENJOY YOUR TRIP.
COME AND LOOK F'OR YOURSELF AND /'
YOU WILL BE CONVINCED. £ *
ASK F'OR WHAT YOU WANT AND WE f _^
WILL SHOW YOU WE HAVE IT. /
ASK F'OR THE TERMS YOU WISH AND *
WE WILL TRY TO ACCOMODATE YOU. JL
While In t>he Valley i
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DON’T FAIL TO VISIT
Elevation, 1 4 o feet.
WE PROVE IT
To be the most progressive, high
ly developed, prosperous, thriv
ing proposition in the Lower Rio
A personal investigation will con
vince you of the greater advan
tages and opportunities offered.
: MISSION LAND IMPROVEMENT COMPANV I
JOHN J. CONWAY
President V Sole Owm »
Kansas City, March 19—Cattle
Diteady to 10 rents lower; export
tteers *7.10 to *8. Hogs, to 10
:ents higher; heavies, *7 to $7.10.
Sheep 20 to 30 cents higher.
New Orleans, La., March 19—Cot
ton futures closed steady with a net
advance of 11 to 14 points. Spots
steady and unchanged.
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Pass Rivers and Harbors Bill.
Washington, D. C., March 19—
The rivers and harbors appropria
tion bill, carrying upwards of
$>26,250,000, passed the house to
Federal Army Advances.
«torreon, Mex., March 19—Today
the' advance guard of the federals
started northward for its encounter
with Pascual Orozco’s army.
ONLY OPPOSITION CAME FROM
Progressive Republicans Line Up
With the Democrats—Old Guard
Republicans Stand Pat—Fate of
of the Bill in Senate Doubtful.
Washington, D. March 19—
The democrats scored a remarkable
victory today in the pasage of the
excise bill, which was designed to
provide revenue to cover the loss
"n free sugar.
Out of 290 votes cast only forty
were against the measure.
Eighty republicans voted with the
The entire opposition to the bill
came from the regular republicans,
who were hopelessly outdistanced in
The measure will now go to the
senate. NTj one can safely predict
what its fate will be there, though
it is reasonably certain that the ac
tion of the senators will not he so
speedy as that of the house members.
WILSON AND WILEY
FAVORED BY TEXAN
Burleson of Texas Favors Wiley as
Running Mate for Wilson—Rep
resents Pure Democracy-Pure Food
Washington, D. C. March 18—Dr.
Harvey W. Wiley, until recently
government pure food chemist, was
brought out as a democratic vice
presidential possibility today at the
Woodrow Wilson headquarters. A
Wilson and Wiley ticket was pro
posed by Representative Burleson of
Texas, chairman of the house demo
cratic caucus, according to the an
nouncement at the Wilson offices.
‘‘It represents pure democracy
and qiira-.food,” is a quotation at
tributtd to Burlesoi.
ARRESTED AT MISSION
CHARGED WITH VIOLATION OF
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Capt. Indalecio Soda Said to Have
Been Recruiting Mexican Volun
teers on Texas Soil—Brought to
Brownsville for Examining Trial.
Capt. Indalecio Soda, a reared of
ficer of the Mexican army, was ar
rested at Mission yesterday by Dep
uty U. S. Marshal Domingo GarZa,
charged with violation of the
neutrality laws, and was brought to
Brownsville last evening. The
prisoner had in his possession a
passport signed by General G. Tre
vino, of Monterey, commander of
the 3rd military zone of Mexico,
which is in effect a commision au
thorizing him to secure recruits for
the volunteer, or "irregular'' forces
of Nuevo Leon. He also had let
ters from various prominent Mexi
cans. among them one from Alfonso
Madoro, a brother of President Ma
The charge against Soda is that
he was securing recruits on Texas
soil, which is prohibited by the
neutrality laws. Two witnesses, who
were also brought to Brownsville,
declare that, he paid them $5 each
and offered them $1.50 per day if
they would go to Mexico and join
Sllvino M. Garcia, the Mexican
consul here, notified Capt. Jose Pena
of Matamoro8. of the arrest, and
the information was telegraphed to
General Trevino, coupled 'with an
inquiry as to the validity of Capt..
Soda’s passport. An answer was re
ceived about midnight, stating that
the paper is genuine and fhaf*'yoda
is all that he claimed to be.
It appears that the retired officer
had crossed the river and gone to
Mission to vis” his brother, who re
sides there, and it is thought that
he probably was not aware that his
actions were against the interna
Capt. Soda will have an examining
trial before U. S. Commissioner A.
B. Cole this morning.
Minnesota to Consider Primaries.
9t. Paul, Minn., March 19—A
motion for presidential preference
primaries was made today in the
meeting of the democrat state cen
tral committee. Duluth was selected
as the place for holding the state
convention on June fi.
ITEMS CROWDED OUT FOR LACK
Paving Ordinance—Question of In
terest to be Paid by Property
Owners — Burial of Paupers.
Owing to the limited space and
a super-abundance of other good
reading matter, the Herald was
forced to omit several important
items from yesterday morning’s ac
count of the proceedings of the city
Some of the features omitted
An ordinance creating Paving
District No. 1, which'the city at
torney had been instructed to draw
up, was read and adopted. This or
dinance, in effect, is intended to
supplement or replace the ordinance
first adopted providing for the pav
ing of the district for which the
$80,000 bond issues was voted. It
includes the provisions of that in
strument. and also provides that
property owners in the district shall
remove any sidewalks, awnings,
trees, etc., on tne front of their
property which may encroach upon
l he street.
The report of City Engineer J.
W. Davis, stating the amount which
owners of property abutting on the
streets to be paved shall be assessed
respectively, in payment of the cost
of one-third of the street paving,!
was read and approved. The read
ing of the list. '>f property owners
and the amount assessed against)
each w'as dispensed with.
The Interest Question.
The next matter of interest was
brought up by Alderman Cobolini,
who said that he wanted the matter
of the amount of interest to be pfrid
by the property owners to be
brought up before the council and
the opinion of that body obtained.
Mr. Cobolini said that he was op- j
posed to charging the citizens eight i
per cent while the city was only
paying five per cent*. Alderman Scott t
said that the ordinance called for a ,
charge of eight per cent, but was
informed by City Attorney Russell !
that the ordinance reads,' “not to
exceed eight per cent." Mayor Ko
walski said that the reason for the !
proposal to charge the property own-1
ers eight per cent was that Mr. !
Wadsworth had ibformed the coun-1
cil that the paving iwtes could be
floated better at ihat rate of interest
and that the work of paving could ,
be pushed better thereby.
Alderman Crixell said that the
people were mistaken if they
thought the council was making!
anything by the increased rate, as
it was only at the higher rate of in-!
forest that the company could dis-1
pose of the notes and continue the
paving. This sentiment w'as sec
onded by Alderman Blackshear, who
said that the council was only
standing between the people and the)
bank, where they would have to pay
t^n per cent interest, if they haa to
borrow the money for the paving.
Alderman Scott said that he did not
think they could get investors to
take the notes at a lower rate of in
The next ordinance read was the
one requiring the sidewalks, awn
ings, trees, etc., on the streets .o be
made to conform with the city lines
Mayor Kowalski thep informed
the council that the city clerk had’
a list of all the qualified voters of
the city in his possession.
Would Lower Piperos’ License.
Mr. Kowalski said that he had;
been asked by the drivers of the
water carts to request that the city
council lower their tax of 50c per
month as. since the filtering plant
had been es.abHshed they did not
do as much business as formerly.
Mr. Kowalski informed the council
that there was no politics whatever
in the proposition. There was no
discussion of the matter.
Opening Fire Plugs.
D. Hi Cummins appeared before
the council and said that he had
heard a great deal or talk since the
last fire of (he inability to find
spannards with which to open the
water plugs, and that after the
spannards had been obtained the
hearts were so worn that it was nec
essary to get a stilson wrench to
turn on the water. Fire Marshal
Hanson said that the spannards
were on the wagon where they be- 1
Mr. Cowen then read a letter
(Continued on page six )
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HINTS AT INSINCERITY IN PRES
Thinks Taft’s Approval of Presiden
tial Primaries Would Have Been
More Convincing if Spoken Before
Legislature Acted in Mass.
New York. March 19—Former
president Theodore Roosevelt issued
a statement today commenting on
President Taft’s speech in Boston
yesterday, in which the Colonel says
he is glad that Taft has expressed
his approval of the presidential pref
erence primaries. Massachusetts
has rectnly adopted a primary bill.
Roosevelt calls attention Vo the fact
that primary bit’s are up in other
states and continues:
"I earnestly hope the president
and his supporters in other states
will support such legislation before
it passes and not after It passes.”
Roi'sevelt's supporters in Massa
chusetts have charged that Vhe ad
herents of Taft fought the legisla
tion in that state. The president
said he favored primaries where
they are sufficiently safeguarded by
In the course of the statement a
letter which purported to have been
written by J. A. Harris, STate chair
man of Oklahoma, to the postmaster
at the town of Hastings, is quoted,
in which reference is made to a let
ter from the postoffice department
declaring that his men when at last
inspected were not satisfactory, and
that the postmaster would not he
reappointed unless the service was
raised to a higher standard of ef
ficiency. Concluding r?ie letter says,
“I hope you will have your office in
first class condition and continue to
have it so. If you bring a delega
tion to the state and district con
ventions instructed for Taff and
Harris 1 will see t'ha’t you are rp
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Taft Speaks from State House Steps
In New Hapshire and Discusses
Tariff and Recall.
Associated Pre*pr a
Fioston, Mass., March 19—“All
that the administration wants 'Ifc a
square deal," said President Taft
today, speaking from the steps of the
Concord, New Hampshire, state
house, near the close of a two days’
visit to New England.
During his stay in Boston and
New Hampshire the president spoke
to twenty aodnnces, slating defi
nitely his attitude on the tariff and
his reasons for opposing the recall
of Judges and decisions, and his con
tinued hope for ultimate arbitration.
The people of southern New
Hampshire seemed eager to see and
hear President Taft. The president
late this afternoon started on his
return trip to Washington.
GOES TO PUEBLO.
To Investigate Escape of Men Held
on Charge of Killing German Citi
zens Under Diaz Regime.
Mexico City, March 19—The Ger
man minister, Baron Von Hintze,
will go io Pueblo tomorrow to inves
tigate the escape of 20‘ suspects held
in the prison in that city in ocnec
tion with the murder of four German
citizens. It is said that Hintze has
information and ha* so informed the
Mexican officials that the escape waj
by connivance of the state author
Reports are current that the Ger
man government has fixed a perio*
of 36 hours within whioh the Mex
ican government shall show it Is
proceeding in good faith in the ef
fort to punish those resposible for
The Germans in question were
killed during a fight between rurales
of the Diaz regime and the Ma
Allen Gang Located.
Hillsville, Va.. March 1»—Mes
sengers from the posses guarding
the roads in the mountains tonight
'reported that the Flillsville court
house assassins are five mile* from
Floyd Allen's home. Every avail
able man will be rushed to the scene
but can not hope to reach the 3po’
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•I* A NEW SURVEY FOR -f
BRAZOS SANTIAGO *
•* Garner Secures Amendment to •
Rivers and Harbors Bill, -fc
Revives Hope of Success.
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v* Another chance for Brazos
-I- Santiago harbor was gained -I
yesterday by Congressman Oer- -I:
ner when he secured an amend
ment to the Rivers and Har
i- bors bill providing for a new
v survey of this haroor. The v
good news was brought to -!
* Brownsville last night in the
I- following Telegram to Mr. -i
v Cobolinl: ^
v - - -j.
-I- . Rivers and Harbors Bill -f
-r pased House today. I secured Ll
*! amendment providing for sur- +
v vey of harbor at Brazos Island.
'!* This gives us another oppor
I- tunity which 1 believe will be v
*- JOHN N. GARNER -r
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La Follette Ahead in North Dakota.
Fargo. N. D.. March 19—Accord
ing to figures from all parts of the
state, United States (Senator Robert j
La Follette of Wisconsin, today ran j
ahead of Theodore Roosevelt in the
North Dakota presidential priraaires.
The total early figures gave La
Follette two to one. *T*iRoosevelt
headquarters will not admit defeat
and predict that Roosevelt will win
by a close margin. The i7a Follette
leaders predict his victory by over
Colonel's Tour Extended.
Oyster Bay, Mar. 19—The speak
ing tour which Colonel Roosevelt
will make through the middle west
will be extended to Kansas City, ac- ^
cording to an announcement made ^
here today. The tour begins Tues
day in the interest of the Colonels
candidacq for the republican nomi
nation for president.
Maine Delegates Uninstructed.
Auausta, Me., March 19—The
t^elve*%lelegates from 'Maine to the
Democratic National convention will
go uninstructed, aeording to a de
rision of the state convention today.
■Neither was any expression of pref
erence as to any candidate made in
FIERCE FIGHT WITH BANDITS
AT EL SOLDODITO.
Bandits Attacked Town But Were
Completely Routed — Several
Deaths Reported, in Fight Which
Occurred Last Night.
Last night between nine and ten
o’clock, the Ecbazaretta brother*.
Antonio and Hllario, and 1helr band
of fourteen were completely de
feated by the Mexican rurales in a
fight at El Soldadito, a small town
in Tamaulipas, about 80 miles from
Matamoros. The news waa received
in the latter city by telegram last
night. Several are reported to hav®
been killed and several others
wounded in the fight.
This fight was the culmination of
several encounter* between the
rurale.3 and the Kchazarettas, begin
ning with the tight at San Fernando
on Saluray, when thirty men and
horses were captured. The leaders
and about twenty-live of their men
escaped. The attack on El Soldadito
is supposed to have been made by
Among those klled in the tight
was Juan Garcia. whose father
lives at Harlingen.
A mule carrying a load of dyna- *
mite was captured by the rurales
after the fight near San Fernando
The Echazarettas band are said to
be merely roving bandits. It was
some of these men who held up the
train near Reynosa during the Ma
derista revolution. Also one of the
Ecbazaretta* was fired at on the
strets of Brownsivlle one night sev
eral months ago and "who afterward
went to Matamoros Where he was
arrested. He afteTWards escaped,
and is supposed to have "Joined his
Mexico City, March 19—Twenty
three rurales, half of the garrison of
a small town ten miles south of
here, mutined today., .tfidyi^jl to rte
mountains. They are oetng purstum
by a detachment of federals. Tw
majority of them took their arnS
and horses with them. The remain*
ing half of the garrison was aub
dued by the guard and locked up.
The war department, declines to
comment on the episode.
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* The weather changes, and the cost ♦
* of living, like tariff revision is ♦
* upward, but the price of ICE re- *
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