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* gbande valley HISTORY. *
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On the 23rd day of August, 1 81»7.
the writer was a passenger on the
etage from Old Point Isabel o
Brownsville, on which the oth< r
, passengers were: Col. Geo. W. Davis.
F. O. Rench, John Bailey, Cap . .Sam
uel W. Russel, and Geo. W. Fulton.
These young men were union sold
iers coming to Brownsville for J »- j
vice in the United States euatam-1
hotise au'l in the United States c:v- J
ylo .
Alter being here about wo years
they bought a tract of land known I
as L03 Torritos which is situated
about one mile, and maybe less, di
rectly east of what is known as :lie
San Juan Sugar Mill. Fulton, u 1
bachelor, moved on to the ground J
and opened a little store not far j
from the military road.
About wo o’clock in the after
noon on a day of 1870 while Ful
ton and his two clerk- were talking
in his store, seven Mexicans entered
and one of them asked Fulton to
"4 how him some brogans. Fulton
stooped behind the counter o get
the brogans, but hearing a noi e
which aroused his suspicions immed
iately stood upright, just in time to
catch the muzzle of a pis ol which
one of the men had pointed at him.
In the scuffle which en-aed the
thumb on Fulton's right hand was
* shot away, -nd ihe was there are
corr.oeMed to use his lef hand, lie
wrenc hed the pistol from his assail
ant and tlien began a life and death
struggle during which Matrioio Leal,
his chief clerk, was killed and his
other clerk mortally wounded. Ful
-A-ton killed two of his assailant.; and
drove the other five from the store.
Being now alone, he believed i; be
could reach his home, about 200
yards dis ant, ho might be able to
hold cut until some passerby could
Ascertain the condition of things and
render hint aid. Si), *vith pistol in
hand he started cross the opening to- 1
wards his house. Tito five bandits, !
whom he had chased out of the store, (
and who had taken refuge behind
some large trees lired a volley a
^ him as he ran across the opening,
and one of the bullets felled him. lie
made a slight resistance, such as
was in It is power, and then, it was
— irted, sank ba< k exhausted, liis
a .Rants after shooting him to
, dentil, stamped hi- head into a pulp
ami Ihe wri er saw the body enroute
♦ is home in Connecticut as it
passed through Poim Isabel.
bhe scene of Fulton’s massacre is
on the strip extending south from
what is now known as IObenezer, be
lo ging to John T. Reamer.
Mexico in 1832. i
J Casiiniro Koarc/., in his well pro-1
■pared history o7 Mexico gives the
population of Mexico in IXJ2 as 7,
734, f i- according to the be: n*n- |
kus • tuinalie at that time. Half of
th were white, the remainder in
digenous Indians, with some negroes, 1
and some others of mixed races oi
the primitive se. tiers. f
Of these three-fifths lived oil the
high table lands of the central cor
dillera, and two-fifths occupied the
low or coast lands. The whites o. - |
Vupied the towns and cities, the
others the country. The majority of
the Mexicans were poor due to the
eon< 0111 ration of lends into the hands
of a few.
The boundaries of the State o.
Tauuuilipas. which is the State that
joins Texas on the south went, were
given us: On the east, the t'.ulf o
Mexico; on he north, the State of
*fV>uhulla and Texas; on the .~outh.
Vera Cruz and Queivturo. Its capi
tal was Victor!:., which is the capi
tal today, and the States popula
tion 1 *>ti,82 4.
The “Pie” Claims.
As an incident connected with one
who figured greatly but not as u ma
ker of Texas history, we will here
recount an incidental side light
history of Texas tells of an almost
international row over a pig winch
foraged on the crib ot an American
at Austin, Texas, the A merit an
promptly killing the pi 4, while its
owner raised Cain. In 1.x.17 was wit
4 sensed the amusing sxeue of a pow
erful nation, such as rraine was
In those days as compared to uncivil
ized, undisciplined Mexico, rying to
force the latter to ; ay the onorj,o..s j
Bum of six hundred thousand dol- 1
lars for those toothsome iKistriea
called ‘‘pies."
Mexico was just beginning her se- j
rles of before-breakfast revolutions
—revolutions as numerous as selt
extolled presidential candidates: My
the time that I'urlirlo Diaz later as
sumed the reins of government of
* the Republic, these revolutions had
grown so hat the people felt a < er- (
wtain uneasiness without them. They j
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generally terminated by the success
ful party executing the ’oader or
chief of the unsuccessful one.
During a regular series o2 these
revolutions from 1833 o 1327, Mexi
can soldiers and officers who had
a fondness for pastry, among many
other acts, levied upon the pa-try
manufactured by a famous French
One of the tirst matters to come
before General Ar.ostocio Bus a nonte
who became /president o' Me* i<o lor
the second time by 'he election of
Congress in 1837, of this que-tion,
was a settlement vykh France. The
lat'.er presented what was considered
an exorbitant claim which the Mex
icans of that day and directly sub
sequent, were pleased to refer to as
‘‘The Vie Claim”. The whole claim
amounted to six hundred thousand
dollars based upon alleged damages
o French citizens in Mexico dur
ing the revolutions.
To enforce the payment of the
“pie claim”, the Mexican ports were
declared blockaded, a squadron was
sent by France to Vera Cruz under
:he Prince de Joinville, and the port
was bombarded on the 27th of Nov
ember, 1 838. The Mexicans themsel
ves destroyed the forts and six hun
dred perished in the ruins.
Santa Anna, who had been releas
ed by Sam Houston, hastened to Vera
Cruz, and on December nth, 1837 de
feated he French in a well-fought
battle In which he LOST HIS LEG.
Hydro-Electric Power at Niagara
Falls Has Been Key to Marvelous
Industrial Development.
Niagara Falls. N. Y., June 22.—
The lTi ite<’ States leads the world in
< !<•(•(:o-che:iiistry, and Niagara Fails
i- the hub of the universe in ehemi
al manufacturing, according to the
Indutrial Commission of tills city.
Growth of chemical indus rU>3 has
taken place Simultaneously with, and
has been dependent upon, the devel
ops. nt y' cheap and abundant powei
from the cataract.
The first commercial use of elec
tricity generated from Niagara Falls
was in 189.2, and the first business
supplied was an aluminum plant,
transferred from Pittsburgh in order
to test the possibilities of thi§ new
power. At that time aluminum sold
for $2 a pound. Now it sells for 22 ,
cents a pound, and practically all ;
of the metal produced in the Uni
ted Sta: es- use of which increased
by more than 200 per cent from |
1902 to 1910—is made at Niagara j
Falls. The aluminum industry at Nia- i
gara lias been followed by a score
of others, including the making of
su< h hitherto unknown products as
ealtium tarbide and artificial graph
ite, until -the neighborhood of the i
cataract has become the greatest!
chemical manufacturing center in the
Of this growth a writer in Metal
lurgical and Chemical Engineering
said recently:
“If Germany may be justlv proud
of having nursed and raised he coal j
tar chemic al industries, the Uni Led j
State;; can claim aplied electro
chemistry. as distinctly American.
T1 e bulk o* these electro ehemica:
industries was not imported: it was j
made, born, nursed and raised at ■
Ho gin uing with 12,009 horse row
er less than twenty years ago, near
ly 400,000 horse power is now gene
rated at Nigara Falls. Yet so vast is
the flood which pours over the pre-j
dpice that the water withdrawn
does not effect the beauty or grand
eur of the catarac. This condition,
moreover, which cannot become fully
operative In the United States until
the expiration on March 4, next, of
the Hurton law, permanently re
stricts this conn ry to use of 20,
000 cubic feet of water ; or second.
This is only 4,400 cubic feet more
than is now in use, and diversion of
the additional amount, In the words
of Gen. Bixby, Chief of Engineers,
United States Array, will be "pra< 1
cally inappreciable." The treaty al
lows Canada use of 36,000 < ubic feet
per second. It also removes the pre
sent limit of 160.000 hone power
on electric energy imported from
Canada to the United States. This
rev riot ion was made in 1906 to
safeguard the then unprotected
Horseshoe cataract on the Canadian
side, but with the negotiation of the
waterways treaty the need for lie
restriction passed.
*’<ui ar“ till mu d .wn
You reed some o: “Nature’s 3<veoi
Ret orer."
Umle Fbe»c I'll not take it. Doc.
dumb through with patent med
“There is one class of business
men who always take the pledge and
generally keep It."
“Mho are they?"
“Pawnbrokers **
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Prin«> Sales-btrip Prmts 5dea £,r,P
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Prints Sales-Strip
AdJ“ Kinds oi Business. Prices $20 to $765 “'sszgsr
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All sorts of stores, factories, garages, dining cars, county and city offices, commis
saries, public service offices, hotels, theatres and newspaper offices are included in the
list. They are used in the largest stores and on the smaller corner stands.
They are used in the store farthest North and the store farthest South.
Certain kinds are made especially for department stores, railroads and banks.
They give quick service and protection and do things no other machine sold can do.
Our office registers certify and classify accounts and records. They give the most
positive checks for bookkeepers, auditors and managers. No other machines sold give
so much information and protection with as little work and in so short a time.
We have spent 30 years in studying the needs of all businesses where money is
handled and records kept. We make cash registers to fit every need and that is why we
make over 300 styles and sizes.
Our registers safeguard all transactions occurring between employes and cus
tomers. They save time, work and worry and insure to proprietors all their profits.
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They cost so little and do so much.
Write or call and have the kind of register suitable for your business explained to
you. Investigation will cost you nothing.
W D. SYERS, Mackay Building lfi
Xffl Sales Agent for College and Navarro St?
National Cash Registers San Antonio. lexa<.
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Print* Sale* Stnp
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Autographic Attachment
Department Store Register
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Prints Saies-Strip
Prints Se'es-Slip
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Total Adder
Prints Saies-Strip
Prints Receipt
Shows Four Separate Totals
Prints Saies-Strip
Prints Receipts, etc.
Nine Complete Cash .Registers in One
Total Adder
Prints Sales Strip
# Prints Receipt
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Pour Complete Cash Registers in Om
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Fatient Laughed And Talked As Tu
mor Is Removed.
Denver, Colo., June 2.'>.—Painless
o peart ions of a serious nature can be 1
performed with the patient entirely
conscious svnd vvi hout any of t)he un
nauseated effects that result from
ether if the new local anaesthio,
composed of quinine and urea hydro
chloride is used.
l)r. Frank M. McCartney, of this
city, performed an operation at St.
Anthony's Hospital today which |
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shows conclusively hat this prepar
ation is the ideal local anaethetic.
He removed a tumor as big as a man’s
list from the shoulder blade of Os
wald X. Kh liter, who has been the
director of the orchestra at the Or
phoum Theatre for several years.
The patien not only felt no pain,
but laughed and talked with the sur
geon while the latter ua- using the
knife. When the operation was lin
tfched he walked uiUKSteled to bin
loom and sat down to a hearty
The credit of the new discovery,
according to Dr. McCartne i- due to
Dr. Henry Thibauit, of Arkansas.
An Explantion That Can Be Com
prehended By The Average
During «he last few weeks we have
heard a great deal about wirriess te
legraphy, and hundred* of persons
liav* confessed fheir iguornu r of
this mysterious system of transmit
ting the messages of mankind. On
most any street corner you could find
the village oracle expounding and
explaining the dark mysteries of
wireless, and nine times out of tea
he knew nothing at all about it.
It is quite impossible to deserifn
the details of a wireless sta ion so
that a novice will understand but the
principle of the thing is easily com
prehended. As is known, light and
heat move in waves whose lengths
can be measured. Thus, the sun gives
iout in every direction light in a ser
ies of undulating waves which can be
"deflected, polarized, and so on. Some
idea of t!tl msay be gained from the
well-known fact that when a stone
ie thrown into a smooth pool of wa
ter a series of circular waves ex
tends iu all directions. If any float
ing objects come within these wav
es they are o-cillated. '
U was the lamented Prtyeasor
who discovered that elVctri
kity like ligh.: and heat, also moves
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’in waves which may be measured.
Just precisely how these waves pass
through the atmosphere is not whol
ly understood, but it is believed that
they hhve some relation to e'her
which is omnipresent, and which is
believed to constitute all matter un
der different negative electrical con
In wireless telegraphy a scries of
Hertizan waves are set up by power
ful electrical dynamos or batteries,
and these are discharged from the
top of a high mast or pole. These
waves extend in all directions and
unless their force is expended by dis
tance they excite certain effects in
the receiver of wireless telegraph in
struments wfthin the zone, just as
the waves disturb chips on a pocl.
Messages are sent and received some
what on the plan of ordinary Morse
code by wires, in hat electrical im
pulses are regulated so as to spell
words according to a code.
In recent years many kinds of re
ceivers have been used, and the proc
ess is now simpler t-han formerly but
any successful transmission of wave
idefends a good deal on the state of
:the atmosphere, electrltal s orms ho
ling disadvantageous. Also when
many wireless outfits are working in
the same zone much confusion re
sults, and often messages are trans
mitted with great difficulty and
sometimes not at all. i
To Marconi belongs the credit of
making a practical success of the dls- '
coveries of other?, but to Hertz be
longs the credit of making the sys
tem possible.—Electrical News.
Man Revived After Being Pro
nounced Dead by Doctor.
Butte, Mont., June 2.'».—John
Brown, an engineer on a Northern
; Pacific passenger train running be-!
tween Butte and lx>g.tn, lett for dead
; by doctors, recovered In a remarkable 1
manner and today returned to his
’run on the road. Brown was atruc’v i
by lightning. When aid came to him
he appeared ito be dead, and an at
tending physician so pronounced
Brown’s wife a devoted Catholic,
came up on the scene after Brown i
had been apparently dead for 20 min
utes. She ran into the itiimh and
.procured some holy water with >

which she bathed his face; ?oon he
showed signs of life and half an.
hour later was able to walk home.
The lightning had burned all the
hair off tlhe back of his head, melt
ed a collar button at his throat,
welded the two hands of his witch J
together at exactly 6:30 o’clock,’
melted the chain of his watch, tore!
the heels oft his shoes and melted
the eyelets on his shoes and left
streaked lines on his body from I he
crown of his head i n his toe-?.
Ah he took hi- train out of Butte
tonight he declared that he felt oj
ill effects from his encounter with,
the lightning.
So Careless of Him
The late (Jen F. I). (Jrant used of
ten to tell on Memorial Bay a funny
story about Bull Hun.
“A soldier,” he would begin, “had
a sear on his face.
" ‘Where did you get hat scar?’
they asked him.
“ ‘At Bull Run’, he replied.
“‘What?' they cried in credulously
‘What, Mhot In the fare at Bull Run?
How could that he?'
“ Well,’ explained the soldier, ’it
was like this. After I’d run four or
five miles I got kind of careless and
looked back;’**—New York Tri
Heck—Is it true that your wifs
has an bmpediment In her speech?
Peck- Yes, the gets sle«py about
11 o'clock and begins to yawn.
Romantic—How the trees In the
o: hard are moaning aud sighing.
Literal—So would you if you were
as full of green apples as they. are.
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