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- . . .. .. * - ; . . ' - —— RROWISNVII I F HFRAI Fj ■*—* Br’villc Hardware Co w w A lk# w JL • Br ville Hardware Co PHARR « * 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 GOME. A PLACE TO LIVE THAT IS UNEXCELLED. PLACE TO DO BUSINESS UNEQUALLED. PLACE OF OPPORTUNITIES UNSURPASSED. , ~ PLACE WHERE THINGS MOVE UNPARELLED. RIO GRANDE RIVER SUPPLIES OUR WATER. IO GRANDE RIVER HAS MAJIE OU R SOIL. IO GRANDE VALLEY THE PLACE TO LIVE. IO GRANDE CAPITOL THE PLACE TO COME. Remember the best town in the valley. EMEMBER WHERE WE ARE LOCATED. EMEMBER HIDALGO, COUNTY, TEXAS. EM EMBER FOR GO DAYS LOTS W|LL BE CHEAP. - 5 W. E. Cage SALES AG! NT l;‘*l * \, , illHf ; FORGET YOUR TROUBLES AND COME. FORGET YOU HAVE EVER DOUBTED. I B KNOCK AT THE DOOR AND IT WILL OPEN. SEEK AND YOU WILL FIND US. “ 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 FOR YOURSELF AND / \ YOU WILL BE CONVINCED. > i4. ASK FOR WHAT YOU WANT AND WE J1P% WILL SHOW YOU WE HAVE IT. IB ASK FOR THE TERMS YOU WISH AND WE WILL TRY TO ACCOMODATE YOU. <■* ■ While In the Valley : ■ : DON’T FAIL TO VISIT MISSION. i ( > Elevation, 14o feet. > * I Irrigation, unexcelled. Drainage, natural. WE PROVE IT e . ; To be the most progressive, high ly develooed, prosperous, thriv ing proposition in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. A personal investigation will con vince you of the greater advan tages and opportunities offered. V : MISSION UND IMPROVEMENT COMPANY j! MISSION, TEXAS I JOHN J. CONWAY 1 k President ftf Sole Own*. ( S BURIED )DAY IN ARLINGTON r) nd Chaplain of Wrecked 1 rCjl Make Speeches—All ereraonies Will be / ated Press. \ .hington, D. C., March 22— | >dies of the heroes recovered he wrecked battleship Maine * laid .o rest in the Arlington ry tomorrow. President Taft lather Chadwick, who was .iiu cf the Maine at the time ‘he explosion, will deliver ad i j >es. Immediately at the eonclu “ 1 ■ sion of the ceremonies the army battery stationed at the Washing ton monument will begin firing twenty one-minute guns. Miners Refuse Proposition. Associated Press. Cleveland. Ohio, March 22—Fol lowing the meeting of the sub-com mittee considering the differences between the bituminous coal miners and operators this afternoon, it was announced that the minrs had re jected the proposition of the opera tors to continue the present wage agreement. Previously th^ operators held out for a ten per c t decrease. ■ DECLARES nvaoEssM. CLOSER RELATIONS WITH LATIN COUNTRIES ESTABLISHED. Message Gives no Particulars as to Things Accomplished — Received at La Guaira. Venezuela, With Military Honors—On to Caracas. Associated Press. Washington, D. C., March 22— Secretary of State Knox cabled the sta.e department today that the ob ject of his visit, which was to lay the foundation for closer relations between this country and Latin America had been attained. .His message gave no details as to what had been accomplished. t A message from La Guaira, re ceived at the department today, says that the secretary was received at the quay there with military honors. After some brief formalities, Mr. Knox and his party proceed to t'ar acas. PROF. THOMAS P. BARBOUR. Prominent Educator Dies After Long and Useful Career. Professor Thomas P. Barbour, who was for years prominent as superintendent of the public schools of Brownsville, died at his home in this city Friday, March 22, at !:30 o’clock. His death terminated a long and painful illness, resulting from enlargement of the heart. Prof. Barbour was a native of La Grange, Ala., born July 24. 1$;>7. His college education was received in Danville, K>\, where he graduated from the famous old Centre college in 18.7.7. His classmates included Senator Breckenridge and a number of others who afterwards became prominent in the counsels of iheir state. Early in his career. Prof. Barbour '.ook up his life work of teaching. Shortly after his graduation, when he was not over nineteen years of age, he went to Missouri, where lie! engaged in teaching in Westminister College. Later he became president of the Lindenwood Female College at St. Charles, Mo. He closed this school in order to join the Confeder ate army during the civil war. Prof. Barbour was maried in 18fir> at Louisville, Ky., to Miss Jane Rogers Gamble, who has been the faithful and loving partner of his life ever since. Only two years ago the couple celebrated their golden wedding. Theirs was a happy union indeed, and seld m has man and wife seemed more truly ma ed. One son, Phillip Barbour, and two daughters. Misses Mary and Eliza # both Barbour, all residing in Brownsville, survive to comfort their devo.ed mother in the great sorrow that has befallen her. Professor Barbour came to Texas wvith his family in 1877, .-till follow ing his profession of teaching He came to Brownsville in 1897, and in 1898 was appointed superintend ent of the public schools, which po sition he held for twelve years. He was a man of high education and possessed a wide fund of learning, his learning and his character as a Christian gentleman esporia'ly ffr ting him as a neducator. Through• out his entire residence hare, he has held the confidence and respect of all who knew him. His life has been an open book, every act that of an honorable, sincere and conscientious man. In all relations, his life has been worthy and admirable, and, though he has l>pen called lienee, his ex ample will still live in the hearts of .hose who have known and loved him. The funeral took place yesterday at 7 p. m., with services at the Presbyterian church. The interment was conducted by the Masonic lodge of which he was an honored mem ber. The pall bearers were: Honorary—Dr. S. H. Bell, J. 'B. Sharpe, S. K. Hallam, M. J. Garcia, J. J. Gocke, Louis Kowalski. Active—Geo. M. Putegnat. W. G. Willmann. A. W. Wood, E. A. Mc Gary, S. Bell, J. T. Bollack. Will Investigate Coal Dealers. Associated Press. Washington, D. C., March 22— It was learned here today that the department of justice contemplates the investigation of the associations of coal dealers in the Northwest, which, it is charged, have combined to maintain a h^h price of coal In violivtion yUie.fShermah anti-trust lav. DRAINAGE FIGTH VERY INTERESTING CASE BE FORE COMMISSIONERS. People of Rio Hondo District Op pose Drainage Scheme on Ground that Eleven Hundred Acres Land Involved Will Not be Benefited. The county court room is at pres ent the scene of % very interesting legal contest in which Messrs. Spears and Morrison of San Benito, and Judge W. E. Hawkins of Browns ville, and Marion B. Jennings of Rb Hondo, are the contestants, and the county commissioners are the judges. The petition for the formluion of San Benito Cameron County Drain age District No. Three is up for re hearing. .The entire afternoon of yesterday was devoted to arguments for and against the formation of the district, with Judge Spears speaking for the affirmative and Messrs. Hawkins and Jennings ror the negative. The opponents of the mea-ure. who come from the Rio Hondo dis trict, claim that 1,1 JO acres of land bordering on the Arroyo Colorado, belonging to them, will be in no wise benefited by the proposed 1 drainage district, as their land is so situated that k drains naturally into the arroyo. The opponents further claim that they were not aware of the propostion to form a distirct including their territory. On the other hand, the advocates of the district claiij) that the notices of the formation of the dis trict were ported in accordance with the law, and that it was not the fault of the distirct if those living in the Rio Hondo neighborhood had not seen the notices Judge Spears admitted that the Rio Hondo people did not need the drainage, but contended that allow ing them to wi(|idraw would no; only delay the. «i#rk of getting the matter before *he court, and having the bond issu election authorized, if the court saw fit. but, if Rio Hondo were allowed to withdraw, so the petitioners claim, any other portion of the distirc. may do like wise. NO VIOLATION OF EIGHT-HOUR LABOR LAW. % Commissioner of Labor Might Have Been Saved Unnecessary Trouble. If Informer Had Investigated. The people of Brownsville may be thankful that the paving contract of the city with the Creosoted Wood Block Paving company was made during the month of August instead of after November 1, 1911, as in formation was received here yester day from the Labor Commissioner of the State of Texas, to the effect .hat any municipal work which may have been contracted since Novem ber 1, would have to ho contsructed in compliance with a law which provides for only eight hours work par day. A letter received from the state commissioner of labor by Mayor Kowalski, .-.ated that the commis sioner had been informed that some street paving was being done in Brownsville in violation of the eight-hour law, “unless the contrac tor can show that the contract was made prior to November 1, 1911.’’ The mayor showed the letter to Mr. Hudson, superintendent for the pav ing company yesterday morning, and was informed by the latter of the date of the contract. Mr. Hudson stated that it was very kind of .-ome interested or disinterested party to advise the state labor commissioner of the possibilities of his company violating the laws of the s.ate of Texas, but that the party might have saved himself the trouble by coming to the company, if he thought the law wa» being violated. “The Creosoted Wood Block Pav ing company is from New Orleans and not familar with the different Texas laws" Mr. Hudson said, ‘‘and might have unknowingly violated some law of this kind, but it would inform the state authorities..” However, even if the men are working ten hours, there is no vio lation of the law, as the contract was made before the eight-hour law went into effect. Mr. Hudson pointed out further the fact that if an eight-hour instead of 4 t*n hour day were ennforced. it would merely mean that, in figuring on the con tract. the city would .have had the difference in time to oay for. 1_ MCGREGOR METHODS ANGER ROOSEVELT | *1 -—— _ CHARGES TAFT LEADERS WITH OPPRESSIVE MTHODS. Dixon Says McGregor's Political Ad vertisements in Texas Newspapers Are for Purpose of Forcing Repub licans to Send Taft Delegation. Associated Press. Washington. D. C., March 22— The Roosevelt headquarters tonight gave out a statement with reference to political advertisements appear ing in Texas papers attributed to H. F. McGregor, the Taft manager in that state. “The advertisement takes its place in history beside the notorious Norton letter wherein the secretary to ihe president admitted his use of federal patronage to force congress to pass the kind of legislation Taft desired,” said Senator Dixon, Roose velt’s campaign manager. Contin uing Mr. Dixon said, “the procedure was a gross violation of the spirit of the bribery statute and certainly was intimidation.’’ Rooseveh’s managers charge the Taft forces with using the patronage club in Texas to coerce the republi cans of that state in.o selecting a Taft delegation to the Chicago con vention. and are using advertise ments in Texas papers to that end. MISSION WILL HAVE NEW RAILROAD ONION CROP BRINGS $325 PER ACRE. Average of Three Cars of Cabbage Per Day—Total of 125 Cars This Year—Yield Ten to Fourteen Tons Per Acre. Special to The Herald. Mission. Texas, March 22—The following letter, dated Hous ton. Texas, March 21, was received today by William Ferguson, of the Star Land company, at Mission frtm Sam A. Robertson regarding the railroad in processs of construc tion: “Answering your inquiry as to the progress we are making on the railroad from Mission to Monte Cristo, beg to advise you that we have purchased about one thousand tons of rails which are being loaded at Galena, Arkansas, on the St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern track, which should reach Mission within two weeks at which time l expect to begin laying track. “At the present .ime, 1 have one grading outfit on this work and will put on another within ten days. However, the grading is very light and does not require many teams. “I expect to have this road iir operation by July 1st.” A special train of five cars ar rived in Mission today with 140 pet pie from the North. G. H. Clay recently sold his en tire onion crop to W. E. Nicholson at $325 per acre net to him, on board the cars. Mr. Nicholson has in twenty a< res of onions this year so you can figure out the profit for yourself. Two or three cars of cabbage are being shipped from Mission each day and a total of 125 cars will be shipped this year. The cabbage is yielding from 10 \o 14 tons per acre and the market price is |440 per ton. More figures. SIDNA ALLEN. OUTLAW. NOW IN VIRGINIA JAIL. So Far Posses Have Failed to Cap ture the Rest of the Band—Pris oner Denies His Guilt. Associated Press. Hillsville. Va., March 22—Sidna Allen, a tall rugged mountaineer, twen.y-two years old, sits calmly in the little brick jail here tonight the i sole catch of the posse which has been hunting for the outlaws wh.f shot and killed the Judge, sheriff, | prosecutor and twj bystanders in • the court house a few days ago, and I ! wounded two spectators. Allen stoutly denies his guilt. Meanwhile the posses are scouring the mountains for his brother, two c'usins and uncle. Allen was captured in a deserted hut in the mountains. He was un armed and offered no resistance. ” w.- mm - —mm—h | *£****•***** »‘ £ i: Federal Victory. * , — "V *•* Mexico City. March 22— General Trucy Aubert with 500 '-J v federals is officially reported Jr to have defeated eighteen hun- *!* dred rebles under General Sal azar after five hours fighting, -:-.20 miles north of Jinenez. Many men on both sides are -i* reported killed. Associated Pres$ Chihuahua. 3f x., March 22—Un less signs fall a big battle will be fought soon at Escalon, mid-way be tween Chihuahua and Torreon. The advance guard of the federal and rebel armies exchanged shots at Escalon yesterday. Three thousand rebels are massing at that point with a strong federal force not far away. CASE AGAINST SUGAR , REFINERS RESTS.1 Associated Press. New York, March 22—The gov ernment rested its case against the directors of the American Sugar Re fining company for alleged viola tion of the Sherman anti-trust law. The defense will begin offering tes timony Monday. The government is attempting to prove that the Sugar trust entangled Adolph Segal in debt so it could get possession of his sugar refinery in Philadelphia. Con spiracy is charged. Forty Corporations Sued. Associated Press. Philadelphia, Pa.. March 22— Forty-one corporations were sued here today for $ilQ,ftOO by the”gov ernment attorney, for the alleged) failure to report their net incomes to the Internal revenue collectors.' Fifty other suits will be filed in J April. All the corporations are doing business here and in this vicinity. Necessaries Admitted to Mexico. Associated Press. Washington, D. C., March 22— The United States will not Interfere with the legitimate exportations of food, clothing, dry goods and hard ware to Mexico. President Taft and cabinet decided today that such necessities do not come under the meaning of the president’s procla mation forbidding the exportation of munitions of war during the Mex ican revolution. FRISCO GOOO ROADS SPECIAL TRl HERE ARRIVED IN BROWNSVILLE LATE LATE LAST NIGvT Free Lectures Will Commence Mon day. But Interviews Will be Given at Any Time to Those Interested in Building of Roads. The Frisco G:od Roads special J.rain arrived in IBrviwnsville lale last night, it consists of the Pull man sleeper. ‘ Laura" and thee# coaches, one of the latfer fitted with the electrical apparatus for work ing the models which demonstrate the building of good roads. The train is standing on the side track oposite the passenger station and bears painted signs designating its purport. Among the staff on the train are. Supt. of Road Construction II. V. Wells of the IT. S. Depart men’ of A grit ulttire. and Electrical Engi neer F. G. Baker of the Frlstsi Lines. T. C. Hnaee, the fijprii Good Roads evangel, also came on the special. The Good Roads campaign proper will open with the free lectures on Monday as advertised, but the of ficials will be glad to be Interviewed by anyone who is specially Interest ed, at any time. Juror Sick. Associated Press. Chicago. 111., Miirch C2—Owing to the illness of a juror, the trial of the indicted Chicago packers, who are charged with violating the anti trust law. adjourned today until Monday. Cattle Market. Associated Press. Kansas City. March 22—Cattle, steady to weak; export steers $7 jo $8.40. Hogs, steady to gtn heavies, $7.50 to $7.60. Sheep, steady. i_ Cotton Market. Associated Press. New Orleans, La., March 22— Cotton futures closed with a steady advance of 1 to 2 points. Spot*, steady and unchanged. The city council of Lufkin has granted a franchise for a new auto matic telephone system for that town and work will begin soon on its installation. # # * * # ****************** ***** * * * The weather changes, and the cost * * of living, like tariff revision is ■ * upward, but the price of ICE re- * * mains the same. " * [ Peoples Ice C >. ? * BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS ’ * * * * ***** ************************ LAND BARGAIN No. ONE. We ARE READY to SELL YOU the BEST of the IRRIGATED LAND at PRICES that will make you 10 0 per cent PROFIT within SIX MONTHS. STRONG STATEMENT but here is SNAP NO. 1. About 30 ACRES of the very best land, half mile of loading switch near railroad. Timber will nearly pay for clearing; drainage perfect, on canal. $700 incumbrance past due. PRIi LI) at $60 per acre. ONE HALF CASH, balance one and two years at 7 per cent. This land is worth $12.", per acre, and compared with up the branch land, $200 per acre. MUST sell this week; you must buy this week if you get it at that price. Only ONE CHANCE. We have other similar BARGAINS Rio Grande Realty and Investment Company. BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS VALLEY LAND FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE FOR OTHER PROPERTY No. 219. BROWNSVILLE. 160 acre farm all In cultivation and irrigation. Within 3-4 mile of Ry. and switch. The soil is a dark loam and well adapted to truck, cotton, corn, auger cane etc. Owing to location, is well adapted to being cut Into llttl* $90 per acre. 1-3 cash, bal. 1, 2 yrs.truck farms .* 5 to 10 acfes. Price HALLAM COLONIZATION COMPANY, Browawl-^Cu. , '