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VOL. XIX, NO. 202. *4 BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 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.
RIO 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.
Remember the best town in the valley.
EMEMBER WHERE WE ARE LOCATED.
EMEMBER HIDALGO. COUNTY. TEXAS.
EMEMBER FOR 30 DAYS LOTS WILL BE CHEAP.
FORGET YOUR TROURLES AND COME.
FORGET YOU HAVE EVER DOUBTED. I J
KNOCK AT THE DOOR AND IT WILL OPEN. 1^^
SEEK AND YOU WILL FIND US. “
BUY WHAT WE OFFER YOU AND YOU « » i
WILL ALWAYS BE GLAD
BUY A HOME AND YOUR WIFE WILL
THINK MORE OF YOU. L ‘
COME AND CONSULT WITH US AND YOU » A
WILL ENJOY YOUR TRIP. \ /%
COME AND IX)OK FOR YOURSELF AND / \
YOU WILL BE CONVINCED. fe
ASK FOR WHAT YOU WANT AND WE
WILL SHOW YOU WE HAVE IT.
ASK FOR THE TERMS YOU WISH AND
WE WILL TRY TO ACCOMODATE YOU. - ^
P A R R
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; While In the Valley
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DON’T FAIL TO VISIT
Elevation, 1 4 o feet.
WE PROVE IT
To be the most progressive, high
ly develooed, prosperous, thriv
ing proposition in the Lower Rio
| A personal investigation will con
vince you of the greater advan
| tages and opportunities offered.
I JOHN J. CONWAY
President V Sole Owrtc
New Orleans, La.. April 16- No
* cotton future market today on ac
count of an election being held. Spots
Arm and unchanged.
Kansas City, Mo., April 16—Cattle
steady to 10 cents higher: export
steers. $7.73 to $8.35. Hogs steady
to 3 centa higher; heavies $7T»o to
|S. Sheep steady.
CASE FROM POINT ISABEL
Two Brothers Charged With Stab
bing Another Man.
Complaint charging Desideric
Barrera and his brother. Rafael, with
assault with intent to murder wa;
tiled with Justice of the Peace Gavtic
yesterday. it is alleged that on
night before last, the two men
stabbed Justo Villareal in tht
abdomen. The affair Is said to hav*
occurred a- Point Isabel. No exam
ination has as yet been made and th«
two met are held in the county jail
er JUDGE HOPKINS
VIOLATIONS OF ELECTION LAWS
Distrit Judge Tells Grand Jury that
Violations of the Purity of the
Ballot Should be Investigated
Without Fear or Prejudice.
The district court yesterday morn
ing commenced its five week grind by
organizing the ^rand jury, and after
that body had been charged by the
court and had retired, the bench
civil docket was called and the cases
set for trial.
The grand jury consists of Jay C.
Van Kirk, foreman; J. A. Baldridge,
J. I). Ellis, C. F. Oakes, Scott Brown,
Samuel Batts, S. P. Eaton, B. E. Mc
Kinnon, L. E. Snavely, James Lo
Gro and C. E. Hill.
Just before the court adjourned
the clerk was ordered to enter an
order getting the calling of the
r riminal docket for Monday next,
and the civil docket for the follow
ELECTION CASES WERE CALLED
Continuance Asked by Cole. Crixell
In the call of the docket, the suits
for office and emolument filed by L
Gobolini against A. B. Cole, for
mayor, L. H. Bates against J. L.
Crixell for city marshal, A. Pec in?,
against C. Villareal for city secre-'
tary, Manuel Besteiro aganst L. B.
Puente for city treasurer, and Frank
Alecdo against B. L. Cain for aider
man in the fourth ward were called.
Messrs Cole, Crixedl and Puente
asked for a continuance on the
grounds of imperfect service. A mo
tion was filed in the Cain case to
quash the citation and also for a
plea to the jurisdiction of the court,
while in that of•Viflkreal, a motion
was made to strike out the petition
and a plea tMhe jurisdiction of the
court was made also.
Judge Hopkin’s charge to the
grand jury follows:
Gentlemen of the Grand Jury:
It is incumbent upon the Court to
call your attention to the law regul
lating disonWWt1 houses, that regu
lating electictf&?^ tlfttt’^r^VtWfng to
Confederate pAfefonS, andf A*hat re
lating to and regulating corporations
and public carriers.
These are laws upon which the
Court is directed by law to charge
you, and for more complete informa
tion 1 refer you to the specific laws
themselves. I shall confine these’ in
structions to a few matters to which
I desire to call your attention, and
to impress upon you ;he necessity of
fully doing your duty in case where
there has been any violation thereof.
Laws Requiring Investigations.
The laws generally that 1 desire
to Impress upon and to urge your
cereful and rigid investigation of, I
are embraced in three classes, the
violation of which, in my judgment,
[are responsible for more crime than
any other three laws upon our stat
utes, and they are the laws regulat
| ing the liquor traffic, gaming and
Common sense and common exper
ience compel the ordinary mind to
draw conclusions from certains facts.,
and it is useless to say to any in
telligent or observing man that
these laws are being lived up to in
this county. Why should those who
persist in violating these laws be
exempt from punishment any more
than one who commits other crimes
be allowed to go unpunished? It is,
no excuse to say, that we do not be
lieve in such laws, and that they
ought not to be enforced. When we
get to talking and ac ting that way.
we are bordering on anarchy. All
law abiding people should be will
ing to obey and enforce the laws of
their country for the sufficient rea
son that they are the laws of the
The Court is directed by law to
call the attention of every grand
jury to the provisions of the Terrell
election law with a view to seeing
whether there have been any in
1 no: only do this now in com
1 pliance with that law. but desire to
especially lay stress upon it at this
» time for reasons that must be patent
> ;o every citizen.
Since the last term of this court,
and but recently, the city of Brow ns
* vine has had a municipal election,
and if charges and counter charges,
and rumors a|id reports are true,
‘ mar ’ * of that law have
I MAJOR BUTT'S PROBABLE DEATH
Probable Legislation for Government
j Control of Wireless — House
Passes Resolutions of Smypathy
for Fiiends of Lost Passengers.
Washington, D. C., April 17—
Stirred by the horrors of file Tkanic
disaster, official Washington is pre
paring tor steps to minimize the pos
jsibilities of another such ffagedy.
Congress began framing legisla
tion as to the government life saving
appliances and wireless, and Presi
dent Taft, doubly touched by the
probable loss of his friend and mili
tary aide. Major Archibald W. Ttutt,
held a conference with cabinet of
ficials to consider government con
trol of the operation of the wireless.
In the house, Representatives
Smoot and Hardwicke introduced a
resolution looking to the investiga
tion of the causes of the wreck.
Chairman Alexander of the house
! merchant and marine committee de
clared he favors limitation bylaw of
the sizes of vessels, and his commi -
tee expects to report a bill to regu
late the wireless.
A resolution was introduced by
Representative Austin of Tennessee
and adopted by the house, expressing
condolence to the relatives of thos/
who lost their lives in the disaster.
In directing your attention to
; these matters, 1 can do no better
! than quote from a recent charge of
Judge Dwyer to the grand jury in
Itexar county, in which he said:
"It becomes my duty to specially
! charge you to investigate how same
(referring to an election) was con
ducted and for you to speeially see
1 that all our election laws, par
ticularly all sections of the Terrell
i election law were observed and
obeyed, and that no misdemeanors
i or felonies as defined by that act
j w/re committeed. I therefore, spec
| ially charge you to search diligently,
1 and if there were any violations of
i said election law in any of its pro
visions, to fearlessly indict the of
fenders, for it is only by pure elec
lions that we can preserve a free
A Fair Election. •
“A fair election consists in an or
derly election; in none but qualified
! voters under the constitution and
(statutes being allowed to partici
pate; in no hindrance being put in
the way of each qualified voter in
j casting his ballot unhindered and ac
cording to the dictates of his con
science and best judgment; in not
buying or selling votes; in officially
signing and numbering the ballots
and registering the name of the
voter; in properly depositing the
ballot of the voter in the ballot box
by the election judge; in properly
guarding the ballot boxes; in fairly
and impartially counting the bal
lots as cast by the voters and the
judges of election; in fairly and
correctly crediting each candidate
with the votes received apd attest
ing the same as required by law. by
the officers of election.
‘ There are a great many things
required by the election laws to at
tain and insure a fair election, and
I charge you to especially see that all
requirements were followed and
obeyed and an honest and fair elec
tion held as required by law, for it
is in the purity of the ballot box
that the safety of our government
Who Can Vote.
The following classes or persons
are not entitled to vote: Persons
linger 21 years of age; idiots anti
lunatics; paupers supplied by tht
county; persons convicted of felony
unless pardoned and restored to tht
rights of suffrage: soldiers, marines
and seamen in the service of tht
army and navy of the United States
Every male persons, subject t<
| none of the foregoing disqualiflca
1 ;ions, who shall have attained tht
age of 21 years, and who shall b<
a citizen of the United States, ant
shall have resided in the state om
• year next preceding an election, ant
■ the last six months within the coun
y or city in which he offers to vote
and all foreigners naturalized in ac
cordanee with law shall be deemet
qualified electors; and all elector
shall vote in the voting precinct o
their residence; all thefce. of course
providing the elector has properl
qualified by securing his poll ta
receipt or exemption certificate, th
i voting without either of which 1
The residence of a single man i
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HELD UNDER BOND
SURPRISING CONDITIONS IN NEW
President, One Director and Cashier
Arrested for Embezzlement and
False Returns—Clerk at Fifteen
Dollars a Week Owes $30,000.
New Orleans, La., April 16—It Is
now estimated that $750,000 in
worthless or doubtful paper was held ,
by the Teutonic^Bank & Trust Co.,
he closing of which resulted in the
arrest. Sunday night, of President
Eugene F. Buhler, and Director Jos.
Gomilla on the charges of embez
zlement and making false statements,
to the bank examiner, and former’
cashier, Frank J. Baud, charged with 1
Baud is still in jail unable to fur
nish a bond of $20,000.
Buhler and Gomilla are at liberty
under a $20,000 bond.
Investigation developed today that
P. A. Brue, a $15 per week clerk,,,
owes $30,000 to the bank secured;
by notes. It is said he admitted to!
the district attorney that he did not!
have anything to secure the notes!
he signed. He was dumbfounded
when informed he was indebted to
the institution to this exten*. Asked
why he signed the notes he said
Gomilla asked him to do it and he
not not think anything of it.
“He said ue would take care of
them, and not to worry," Brue is
quoted as saying. Brue is held
under $1,000 bond.
Emile C. Roehl, a business asso
ciate of Gomilla, is also held under
$500 bond as a material witness.
A bank examiner is conducting
an inquiry of the institution’s af
IN NORRIS CASE
THREATENING LETTERS NOT
WRITTEN BY DEFENDANT.
* Since Trial Started I Have Reived
a Hundred Anonymous Letters.”
Said Judge—Defense Tries to Prove
Conspiracy Against Norris.
Fort Worth, Texas, April 16—The
defense in the trial of Rev. J. Frank
Norris, accused of perjury, endeav
ored to show today that, as a part
of a general conspiracy against the
minister, the bearer of the anony
mous communication had been told
to describe the sender as answering
the description of Norris.
Tlie testimony was ruled as inad
missible and the witness was ex
“There is no us to take up the time
of the court with these anonymous
letters,” said presiding Judge Sim
mons. “Since the trial started l have
received a hundred.
Clarence Miller, another witness,
testified that he had received
anonymous communications, but he
had not attempted to ascertain the
Several witnesses called as hand
writing experts, testifed that in their
opinion the same person did not write
the letters and the manuscript sub
mitted as in the minister’s hand
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HEAR
ENGINEER S REPORT TODAY
The county Commissioners’ court
J will meet today for the purpose of
hearing the engineer's Import on
Cameron County Drainage District
’ No. 3.
Real Estate Transfer.
A warranty deed was filed for re
3 cord yesterday whereby Mrs. Johanna
Souder conveyed to her son, Oscar
P Souder, all her property, bo h real
P and personal, in the city of Browns
* ville or elsewhere. The considera
tion was $1.
i, where he usually sleeps at night;
- the residence of a married man if
d where his wife resides, unless he be
•s permanently separated from her, in
if which event his residence is whert
», he sleeps at night.
y Every male person over 60 year
x of age, or who is blind or deaf ant
e dumb, or who is permantly disabled
La or who has lost one hand or foot
is| (Continued on page two.)
; MEXICAN EDITORS
CALL IT THE FIRST FLASH OF
El Pais. Leading Catholic Organ Tells
Rebels They Must Respect Lives
and Property of Americans or be
Assassins of Country.
Mexico iCty, April 16—Discussing
Assistant Secretary Wilson's joint
warning to President Madero and
General Pascual Orozco, jr.„ El Pais,
the official Catholic organ said edi
torially today, directing its message
to the rebels:
“This is >the first flash of the
lightining. lie assured that the
colossqs of the North will not make
the government responsible, but the
Mexican people, for any attempt
against tl#e rights, interests or Hives
of foreigners. It is not meant to dis
cuss the lagality of the resolution.
“The lightning is not discussed.
He sure that if you do not respect
these lives and interest you will be
condemned as assassins of the father
Ua Prensa qualifies the diplomatic
note as bitter, discourteous and im
Mexico City, April 16—President
Francisco I. Madero and the members
of his cabinet today disctiesed the
note from the state department of the
United States, warning the Mexican
government and revolutionists that
the lives and property of Americans
must be respected. At the conclusion
it is stated that a statement for the
pres will be given out later. No re
ply had been received at the United
States embassy tonight.
ABLE TO PROVE
GRAVE CHARGES AGAINST THE
Taft Managers Say Pinchot Demands
That all His Appointees in Far
West Support Colonel—Dixon Will
Oppose Taft Men in Senate.
Washington, D. C., April 16.—A
statement was issued today from the
Taft national bureau, charging per
nicious political activity on the part
of some of the Roosevelt leaders.
It is asserted that in the far West
many instances have been brought to
the attention of the president’s
managers where Gifford Pinchot has
demanded that his own personal ap
pointees in discharge of their obliga
tion him, shall support Roosevelt in
‘’Furthermore,” the statement con
tinues, “it is a matter of official rec
ord, and the Taft presidential bu
reau has documents 'to prove it.”
It is alleged that Senator Dixon,
Roosevelt's campaign manager, is
personally preparing to oppose for
renomination by the I’nited States
senate federal officeholders who have
openely stated 'they favor the re
nomination of Taft.
“In other words, intimidation if
not direct bribery are being prac
ticed by Mr. Roosevelt’s own per
sonal representatives In "his nation
VERT LITTLE ROPE
THAT OTHERS LIVE
CARPATHIA PROBABLY CARRIES
ALL SURVIVING PASSENGERS.
More Than Thirteen Hundred of Ti
tanic's Crew and Passengers Have
Probably Gone Down With the
Ship—Government Sends Cruisers.
New York, April 16—Only a faint
hope remains tonight that any of the
1.302 members of the passengers and
crew, missing since the giant steamer
Titanic sank have been picked up by
trans-Atlantic liners. •
The 868 rescued from the life boats
by the Cunard line steamer, Car
pathia, now on her way to this city
are the only known saved.
Hope that the steamers Virginian
and Parisian of the Allen line might
have picked up some of Tne survivors
were disappointed tonight when both
vessels reported by wireless that they
had none aboard.
President Taft late this afternoon
directed the secretary of the navy ta
order the scout cruisers, Salem and
Chester to the scene to meet the
Carpathia and to send by wireless to
•the government a complete Hat of
the Titanic survivors.
Two revenue cutters are also no
tified to stand ready to proceed to
the Carpathia if necessary.
All day long tearful and anxious
throngs swarmed the offices of the
White Star line and overflowed Into
Broadway, Btoping traffic at times,
and keeping the police busy maiu
tabling order. P H
Col. John Jacob Astor Is believed
to be among the drowned. His wife
and her maid are safe on the Car
Isador Strauss, -the millionaire
merchant, Benjamin Guggenheim, the
copper magnate and Kdgar J. Meyers,
vice president of the Braden Cop
per company, are among those unac
Whether Charles M. Hays, presi
dent of the Grand Trunk railway,
was saved is unknown.
The treasury department hasJiw
strutted that the customs regulaiOnLs
he disregarded when the CartHtMaW
arrives and that every effort shall
be made by the custom officers In aid
ing survivors to find their relatives /'
Vice President Franklin of the,
White Star Line says -that 202 out
of :t2r» first cabin and 114 out sec
ond cabin passengers are acounted
ELECT NEW CHAIRMAN
The executive committe of the re
publican party for Cameron county
met Saturday afternoon in room 11
of the Merchants’ National Bank
building for the puWose of electing a
chairman to fill tbft place gf
Kelley, who died aNout fou# mowths
ago. Dr. J. L. Wortman received the
office by the unanimous vote of the
Those present were, Iaiuis Brulay,
Emile Wise, B. L. Hlnkley, Eugene
Keller, Charles Champion, Pedro
laingoria, E. W. Bower, T. A. Jack
I son, Jose Ayala. Charles More and
jthe secretary, l^ouls Coweh.
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* The weather changes, and the cost ;
i of living, like tariff revision is J
* upward, but the price of ICE re* J
* mains the same. *
! Peoples Ice Co. j
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: BED RIVER FIRM TO EXCHANGE FDR BROWNSVILLE PBRPERTT
l, We have a client who ha s 452 acres of fine landfl four
miles from Avery, Bed River county, to exchange for Browne*
ville Improved property and farm lands; 250 acres In valley
land That will produce from one to two bales of long staple cotton. The
farm is fairly well improved. 250 acres in cultivation and flve sets of
improvements for tenants. Price 175.00 per acre. Will exchange luff
something of equal, or less value and give good terms on dlffereae*
HALLAMJ COLONIZATION COMPANY, Browaiville Tt*
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