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VOL. XIX NO. 274. BROWNSVILLE. TEXAS, THURSDAY, JULY 11,1912. PRICE FIVE CENTS.
YOU HAVE LOOKED, "’l
YOU HAVE SEEN f
Now Then Move
The Eureka of the Valley
Men with energy
Men with brain and money
Men willing to make things go
Men with character and intellect
Men that are not “Has beens”
Not “Going to he”, but “Is’ns” and “ares” j
FOR SUCH AS THAT
The Latch&ring is on the outside
Buy you a home with what you save in
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Terms are such, that you will not
kaow you are buying
|W. E. CAGE,
I Sales Agent.
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While In the Valley !
DON’T FAIL TO VISIT
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Elevation, 14o feet. I
WE PROVE IT
To be the most progressive, high- i j
ly develooed, prosperous, thriv- I
ing proposition in the Lower Rio I
Grande Valley. I
A personal investigation will con
vince you of the greater advan
tages and opportunities offered.
: MISSION IAND IMPROVEMENT ]
JOHN J. CONWAY
President V Sole Owner
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MAY BE DEMANDED
Oyster Bay, July 10.—While Rooa
evelt was non-committal today as to
the course he would urge the new
party to adopt at the Chicago con
vention in August, it is understood
that a downward revision of the tariff
will be one of the demands of that
j WEATHER FORECAST
j Washington. July 10.—Texas fair
Thursday and Friday.
New York. July 10.—The hot wave
which began to make itself felt in eas
tern section of the country J il.v 4,
continued with a temperature
ninety but the indications
are that the seige is
city at least. A few drc.
fell after sundown and was
by cooling breezes. In New
.ten deaths from heat
NO PARTY STANDING
PROGRESSIVES SHUT OUT FROM
McGregor Says Men Who Attended
Dallas Conference Could Not Vote
at Republican Primary.
Houston, July 10.—H.. F. McGre
gor, national committeeman for Tex
as, in a statement issued today dec
lared that those men who are or
ganizing a third party in Texas have
no status in a republican primary.
‘‘I believe”, -said McGregor, ‘that a
majority of the men who attended
the conference at Dallas Tuesday
will not undertake to participate in
a republican presidential primary un
less they intend to vote the republi
can ticket, and if they should un
dertake to pjartieipate they would be
LODGE GOAT WILL
NOT BE DENTED
Important Offices Filled at Annual
Convention of Elks. National Home
Portland. July 10.—Robert \V.
Urown, of Louisville, today was re
appointed chief justice of the grand
forum of the Elks for the coming
year, and Edward W. Ritcher of
Mew Orleans was elected member of
he board of trustees. Appointments
were announced in today's session of
he annual convention of Elks. The
’®mmittee on ritual recommended
that no action will be taken in the
matter of the lodge goat. The goat
was abolished as part of the iniation
reremony years ago. A number of
the smaller lodges wanted it res
tored. The matter of the reconstruc
tion of the national home will be
taken up tomorrow.
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Asiociated Press. rf
I- Villa Ahumada, July 10.—
General Orozco arrived here at -i
six o'clock tonight en route for
I- Juarez. This city is 83 miles •!•
■!- south of Juarez. -4
-fc Orozco would have nothing to
4 say of plans other than Madero -!
-4 must resign or the revolution v
-!- will continue. The work of des- %
-4 tmction on the railroad north -4
-J. of Chihuahua was completed to- +
4 day to fifty miles north of Chi
4 huahua. It will he continued
*• to within a few miles of Juarez. -4
** Federal cavalry are moving -4
•K north of Chihuahua today ac- -I
•!- cording to rebel advice. v
General Orozco arrived in v
-4 Juarez at 11:45 tonight. He was -4
not expected tonight and few -4
were at the station to meet him.
•4 He went to the home of his fa
•4 ther. *v
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Lea of Tennessee and Thomson of
Louisiana Will Discuss Legal
Washington, July 10..—Senator
Johnston of Alabama, and Jones of
Washington, spoke in the senate to
day in defense of Senator Lorimer.
Tomorrow senators Lea of Tennessee
and Thornton of liOuisiana, will dis
cuss the legal points involved,
and Lorimer will probably
conclude in his own behalf. A vote
is expected Friday. Roosevelt was
condemned by both Johnston and
Jones today for his actions regarding
Lorimer. Jones also charged that Tafl
attempted to influence the senator
| and judges in the case against the
Kansas City, Mo.. July 10.—Cattle
[steady to ten cents higher. Export
! steers $8.35® $9.60. Hogs five anc
Ven cents higher. Heavies $7.55®
1 2. Sheep ten cents lower.
PROGRESSIVES CONTROL! STATE
Refuse by Decisive Vote to Endorse
Platform. Mention of Roosevelt’s
Name Causes Twenty-minute Up
roar. Delegates Plan for New Par
, I>es Moines, la., July 10.—The re
publican convention refused by a
vote of 773 to 342 to endorse the
iplatl'orm adopted at the Chicago eon
j An effort to have eliminated from
j the majority report of the resolutions
committee the section which declar
ed the Chicago convention fraudu
lent also failed.
The progressives controlled the
i convention throughout. Neither Taft
lor Roosevelt was ment:oned in the
resolutions adopted. The mention of
Roosevelt's name however, preeipitat
!ed a demonstration which lasted
I twenty minutes.
< Tonight the progressive delegates
i attended a meeting at which the
plans for a new party movement
was. agreed to.
LATEST SEA COW
GOES TO NEW YORK
Purchased for Exhibition at Coney
Island—Shipped Yesterday to Gal
veston Where It Will Be Exhibit
The sea cow, which was recently
caught by Mr. Andrew’s near Point
Isabel, was shipped by express to
Galveston yesterday afternoon.
The animal weighs 1.100 pounds,
'and was bought by N. Burkinan of
New York City, who will place it
on exhibition at Coney Island. John
\ndren, a partner jof Mr Budkman's
■will exhibit the sea cow at Galves
days awaiting the arrival
| of the ship on which it is to be sent
to New York Mr. Andren will care
! for the animal during the trip.
The animal seemed to take its
forthcoming trip as a mattef course,
and there was no outward indication
that it objected. It wras laid on a
large board which was covered with
[tarpaulin, and the animal itself had
a tarpaulin over its body, the cov
ering being tied securely to the sides
ef the board. Attendants were lib
eral In pouring water over it and the
animal took fresh breath with every
new bucket of water.
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THIRTEEN POINTS *
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Associated Press. -1
St ckholm, July 10.—The •?.
United States stored 11 of the
-!- 16 points awarded in the Olym -!
-I- pic games today as results of -I
-■!- the finals in six events. Great -!•
Britain scored 6 points. Ger -f
many 6, Canada 1, Australia 3, -t1
-I- Finland 3 and France 2s * -r
i-l- The United States tarried off -!
-1 the honors in weight putting -1
:. and swimming. England won
~r the much coveted prize in the +
-!* 1100 metre run. The total scor- -1
-> es as compiled tonight shows -1
-;- the United States leading with •!
H- 72, Great Britain next with 61. v
‘‘A Man or Community Should Be
Ashamed to Be Caught in Dirty
Atlantic City July 10.—Governor
I Woodrow Wilson in an address at the
[laying of the corner stone of the Y.
•M. C. A. building today told .1,000
residents of Atlantic City that their
town was in need of moral pride: and
that a man should be ashamed to be
caught in a dirty trick, and a com
munity ought to he ashamed to be
caught in dirty practice.
Later in the day addressing a con
■ vention of the United States Build
ing and Loan league, he talked ol
ihe necessity of working today foi
results tomorrow’, and of the evi
of national extravagance.
1 PARTY LEADERS
PROHIBITIONISTS HAVE EFFECT
: ED TEMPORARY ORGANIZATION
Clinton Howard of Rochester Elected
Temporary Chairman. In Key-note
Speech Attacks Democrats. Repub
licans and Progressives.
| Atlantic City, July TO.—The na
tional convention of the prohibition
party convened today, but proceeded
no further than accomplishing the
: Incidentally, President Taft, Theo
dore Roosevelt, and the republican
and democratic parties in general
were denounced by Clinton N. How
ard of Roche-ter, in his address as
He characterized Taft as the "wet
nurse to the saloons,” and Roosevelt
the "leat desirable of all the candi
Woodrow Wilson he disposed of
with this. “Good man perhaps but we
have had good men in the White
house before and they have gone out
with the country more saturated
with rum than when they went in.”
| "Prohibitionists are the true pro
gressives”, he said.
The Southern delegation became
'active late today in the advocacy of
I Andrew Jackson Houston of Beau
mont, Texas, as a .andidate for the
nomination to the presidency.
There was an undercurrent of "in
surgency" among the delegates and
a fight for a more progressive and
aggressive attitude in the coming
campaign is anticipated.
CHICAGO TEACHERS CRITICISED
FOR PECULIAR TACTICS
Fairchild of Topeka, Kansas, Elected
President of Education Association.
Many Reforms Proposed. Erich
Stem Speak on Recreation.
Chicago, July 10.—Asiue from el
ecting E. T. Fairchild of Topeka,
Kansas, president after a heated con
test in which the Chicago teachers
were severely criticized by New
York members for “behind curtain
tactics” the national education as
sociation representing 1 r*,0ttti educa
tors, went on record today as fav
oring woman’s suffrage, the promo
tion of international peace and an
investigation of teachers salaries
with reference to the high cost of
living, uniform federal law for mar
riage and divorce, the .promotion of
a plan for a national university, ex
tension by congress of plans for train
ing in agriculture, domestic econo
my’ and other industrial work in va
rious institutions, greater attention
in public schools to the health of
pupils, and more attention by teach
ers to individual necessities of pupils
will fit them for definite occupa
Address of E. C. Stern.
Among the address of the day was
one by Erich C. Stern member of the
Wisconsin legislature, who said in
I “There has been a marked develop
ment recently in a group of move
;ments all seeming to converge to
wards what may be summed up as
public recreation and social center
' “Among the related tendencies a
whole group have to do with the wid
er use of the school plant; and out
side the schools, we find a demand
for supervised playgrounds, recrea
tion buildings, branch libraries, baths
1 “These various movements are on
lv just emerging from the initial
period of propaganda. But there is a
growing demand to have the com
munity take them over in a system
! “One method proposed to effect this
is to establish recreation commissions.
To such commission there are two
principal objections. First, irrespon
sible unpaid commissions often lack
the power of sustained efforts, and
their multiplication tends towards
undesirable confusion of government
machinery. Second, the tools of such
a commission would consis chiefly ol
buildings and grounds already under
the jurisdiction of boards such a;
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I SAN BENITO
BIG CANAL TOWN
The livest and largest new town in Texas in the
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY -
San Benito has grown from nothing to over four thousand population la
four years and today offers best location for commercial and • in
dustrial nterprir.es in Southwest Texas. Natural advantages
and improvements already made insure < ity of importance.
The growth and development have only started. ,
NEARLY HALF A MILLION
Dollars railrc; d business on St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway •
at San Benito, in one year. Sixty-seven per cent increase over business
of previous year.
Year ending April 30th 1911 1912
Freight received ' 142,819.44 235,880 20 •
Freight forwarded 42,839.31 96.100.31
Express received 12,539.64 15,426.22
Express forwarded 18,093.34 19,025.44
Ticket sales 31,460.9". 43,960.66
Excess Baggage t 292.25 478.70
Switching, storage, and
demurrage No record 3,204.11
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Total Value of Business 248,050.95 414,075.65
Above represents only the amount paid to the St. L. B & M. for hand
ling business shown and NOT THE VALUE OF PRODUCTS HANDLED.
EIGHTY THOUSAND ACRES OF RICH DELTA SOIL
irrigated from the big San Benito Canal surround the town of San Be
nito. Twenty-five thousand acres already in cultivation.
INTERURBAN RAILROAD NOW IN OPERATION
over 40,000 acres of this tract serving every farm with conv *~>at
freight and express service. Extension being made on the bailee of
the tract. Rio Hondo, Santa Maria, Carricitos, Ix>s Indios and La Palocna
on lnterurban road out of San Benito. Convenient schedule
IT WILL PAY YOU TO INVESTIGATE SAN BENITO
before engaging in farming, common ial <?r industrial enterprises els* ,
wihere in Texas. * *
SAN BENITO LAND 5 WATER COMPANY.
SIN BENITO. TEXAS. ,
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Starting business in March. 1905, the price of ice was fixed at
30 cents a hundred pounds at the plant. 40 cents per hundred
pounds delivered, and the price has never been changed. This is a
record of which we are proud. Ice is sold lower in Brownsville
than in any other city in Texas of its size. All ice is made from
pure distilled water and is clean and wholesome.
Any amount delivered at any place in the city,
The company appreciates your business and support and will
continue its present policy of accommodation. Buy an ice book
and save 5 per cent—i* is safe, as it is not transferable
$. C. TUCKER, MANAGER
THE NATIONAL GAME.
As played throughout the country
by the various leagues.
Chicago 3; New York 0.
Boston 5; St. Ixuiis 1. (Culled in
Brooklyn at Cincinnati, rain.
Phila. at Pittsburg, rain.
Detroit 11; New York 3.
St. Louis 8; Boston 2.
Chicago 4; Phila. 3.
Washington 8; Cleveland 7.
Toledo 8; St. Paul 2.
Columbus 3; Minneapolis 1.
Louisville 7-2; Milwaukee o-7.
Indianapolis 1-8; Kansas City 4-6.
Houston 10; Galveston 1.
San Antonio 3; Beaumont 1.
Dallas .'»; Austin 3.
Waco 6; Ft. Worth
Chattanooga Montgomery 0.
Mobile-Meuiphis, off day.
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Oklahoma City July in.—At a con
ference of the “progressive'* repub
lican leaders today a cr'., .vas issued
for a convention to be held ’.mlv 2.*.
It was decided that no state
ket would be put W Held but “pro
gressive” republica is would be urg
ed to abandon party ties and vote
for the most progressive candidates,
irrespective of party ties. It Is stat
ed that seven of the republican el
ectors had expressed their intention
to vote for Roosevelt.
New Orleans, July 10.—Cotton fu
tures closed steady with a net ad
vance of six to ten points. Spots firm
1 to S up.
Hard on the Other One.
One hat summer day a Kentucky
beau stopped at a florist's to order
a l>ox pf flowers sent to his lady
'love. At the same time he also pur
chased a design for the funeral of
a friend. On the card for the box hs
“Hoping these may help you bear
"The other card bore the one word,
Very soon the girl telephoned
“Thank you so much for the flowers,
but why did you write ‘Sympath
on the car?”—Louisville Post,
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