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VOL. XIX. NO. 292. * BROWNSVILLE* TEXAS, THURSDAY. AUGUST 1, 1912. PRICE nVE CENTS s NEW SYSTEM WORKS TO EX CELLENT ADVANTAGE Number of Claims Filed Against Road Have Been Greatiy Reduced. Prompt Settlement Makes Friends and Gets Business for Road. Officials of the Frisco lines have issued a s'atement showing that their claim payments as well as the number of claim- filed have been materially reduced during the past four years. The number of claim filed annnally have been reduced from 67,000 to 54,000 and the amount paid out has been reduced from $542,000 to $4*7,000 annually. This excellent showing is said to be due to the new svste madopted by the Frisco for handling claim.-. Under the new system the Frisco makes speedy adjustment and in cases where claims can not he set tled In thirty day- the claimants are given notic each thirty days tell ing them exactly why adjustment is being delayed. All small damage claims are in vestigated and settled by the sta tion agents. This eliminates a great deal of work and expense in the gen eral office. Frisco officials declare their new system has done more than anything in recent years to get friends and future business for the company. • »/ « t » ' » • « • • » • » * ■ V 1* • *r v *4* v v v v v *v r4- v v THE NATIONAL BALL BAKES VI/ • ♦ » * • • » • • » * * ■ * ' rr *4*i Ti* i* v v r4- ,v v v :r :• * rr •.* As played throughout the country by the various leagues. Associated Press. National League. New York 7, Cincinnati 0. Chicago 11, Brooklyn 4. ^ > Boston 7 Pittsburg 6—19 innings. St. Louis 4-0, Philadelphia 2-6. American League. Philadelphia - Cleveland — post poned account of races. New York 12, Chicago 3. Boston 4, St. Louis 1. Detroit 4, Washington 1. American Association Columbus 4, Milwaukee 2. St. Paul 6-7, Indianapolis 7-2. l,ouisvillc 4-5, Kansas City 3-1. Minneapolis 3-0, Toledo 0-2. Southern League. Memphis 3, Birmingham 2. Nashville 6, Montgomery 4. New Or lean--Atlanta—rain. Mobile - Cnattanooga—rain. I CONGRESS MAY DELAY i; TOE CANAL OPENING ■ President Fears Delay of Congress in Settling Canal Tolls May Delay Opening Next Year. Associated Press. Washington, D. C., July 31—Un less congress take? action to provid*1 for the operation of the Panama canal this session, President Taft and Secretary of War Stimson be lieve it will be practically impos sible for the army engineers to keep ; their promise to open the big ditch ' to the ships of the world next year. According to information brought to the White House today, the pros pect of action by congress this se* sion is growing dimmer. The ques tion of tolls and railroad owned steamships have stirred controversy in both the house and the senate, and today neither the president nor Stimson are hopeful of getting it. "4* '4' *4* *4* ’t* "4” ’•* *<* *4* *V *4* ‘4* *4’ ’l" 1 4 • WILSON FAVORS * GRADUAL REVISION 1 •* •» . -!- Seagirt, N. J., July 31—Gov- *! v ernor Woodrow Wilson for the *!* -I- first time discus-ed tonight, -r for publication hi? views on *! -I- public questions. Ho talked of the tariff and said it should he revised downward, hut the re j -!• vision should he by degrees. • 1/ i' > 1' 1 r « •»' • », ■»' '•/ '»/ v* *4* ’l' *1* *4* “V *4* *4* *4* V l\ '• *4\ - 4 » . * 4 4 4 » 4 4 4 4 4 • ft • . -r v v v *4- v • • * LATE MARKET REPORTS. -!- %•* *;- v v v •!- v -I- r!- *!* v Cattle. As-ociated Press. Kansas City, Mo., July 31—Cat tle were steady today to 10 cents higher; export steers ranged from $8.25 to $0.70. Hogs, strong; heavies quoted at $7.75 to $7.85. Sheep, steady to 15 cents higher. Cotton. New Orleans, La., July 31—Cot ton futures closed steady with an advance of 3 'to t points. Spots, , quiet and unchanged. -o- 1 Hundreds Search for Murderer. 1 Dallas, Texas, July 31—Five hun- j j dred men will meet on the public 1 square in Clarksville tomororw and 1 join the hunt for Leonard Potts, a , negro, and slayer of Policeman Ted ford of Dallas, and Sheriff Charles Stephens of Red River county. Stephens was killed some time , ago and it was while Todford was , endeavoring to arre-t Potts for that killing that Todford was shot by the negro here last night. » • 1111 "i. i.31_j . I , , ., , , , , , . » •' » 4- -V IK u*. 1 v v S: *r. *r v •»* v v • • »' * *> ^ ». *r *, *x « -*• »v . . 1 * While In the Valley ; v*' IK /•*? 7K DON’T FAIL TO VISIT ;m:ss::ok * * ^ *| * Elevation, 14o feet. r. * * Irrigation, unexcelled. ?r * * Drainage, natural. *| : WE PROVE IT I a: w . ?r ^ ij. To be the most progressive, high* * ly developed, prosperous, thriv* ing proposition in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. v A personal investigation will con * , * * * vince you of the greater advan* * tages and opportunities offered. IS , j MISSION LAND IMPROVEMENT COMPANY j MISSION, TEXAS | JOHN J. CONWAY President V Sole Owner t., v, , \». t t • « »s • t ♦ » '* • ’* » * • • • 'I • * » * • • v r :l: :k r*: A ^ x: *»• « •* rv ta v v ^ r.: v. LODGE RESOLUTION BEFORE THE SENATE EMPHATIC REAFFIRMATION OF MONROE DOCTRINE Refers to Attempt of Japanese to Secure Million Acres of Land Near Magdalena Bay—Considered as Menace to American Ships. Associated Pre-s. Washington, D. (\, July 31—The j senate will be asked tomorrow to act on Senator Lodge’s resolution, ! unanimously adopted today by the foreign relation committee, which i would make clear to ihe world thi = nation’s position regarding the en croachment of foreign powers upon the Western continent. The Lodge resolution as submit ted to the senare today, affirms that the United States can not see with out grave concern any harbor or advantageous spot in the Western hemisphere taken over by a foreign government or by a foreign corpora- j tion bearing a close relation to such government, if such occupancy t would threaten the commerce or safety of the United States. It is the outgrowth of an attempt to obtain about four million acres of land by Japanese abmit Magda lena Pay in Southern California. The fact that American traffic through the Panama canal must pass in fron* of Magdalena Bay, r.nd that the safety of American battle ships in time of war would he en dangered is claimed to be the cen tral thought in the propo ed discus sion. -o WOOD ALCOHOL CORDIALS DESTROYED BY STATE - I. Suit* Filed Against Liquor Dealers Selling Poison—Two Victim* Made Stone Blind. _ 11 ! Trenton, N. J., July 31—More 1 than 300 gallons of cordials and iquors have been destroyed by the * ;tate board of health and as the re- ' ;ult of the investigation conducted jy the division of foods and drugs 1 on suits are to be instituted ‘ igainst liquor dealers in the state. | The investigation, which has just 1 >een completed, is considered by the state department as one of the most m porta nt in its history. The ‘cordials” were sold originally by * he Lucca Produce Wine company, l if New York, and they are said to ' lave contained from " o 20 per c -nt 1 vood alcohol. All of the suits are * igainst dealers in Newark and Jer- 1 iey City, but it i« thought that some ( if the impure stuff has been circu- 1 lated throughout the state. The 1 matter was brought to the attention s if the state board by the I'nited ! S ates department of agriculture at ’ New York. The Italian consul of that city brought five Italians before 1 that department and two of the vic tims had become .-tone blind a=t a re- 1 suit of drinking the cordials. It was learned that New Jersey was a < big market for the goods and the in vestigation by Dr. R. B. Fitz-Ran dolph, chief of the department of foods and drugs, and his assistant, William G. Tice, followed. The liquors were drained into the sewer, a- they were found, and the cases will bb prosecuted immediate ly. Besides the wood alcohol the other ingredients were e-estial oils, sugar, artlfieal color and artificial flavor. The wood alcohol is a dead ly poison and blindness is a frequent result. The cordials are consumed principally by Italians and often by women and children at wedding celebrations. REVOLUTION STARTS IN NICARAGUA Blazes Fiercely for a Day and End* in Truce WTith Program to Satisfy Ev<*rybody. Associated Pre»s. Washington. D. C., July 31—The revolution which has be«n smould- . ering in Niearaugua since Juan Estrada, eighteen months ago, un horsed dictator Zelaya. blazed up again, according to information which reached the state department today. General Mona has seized the forts about Managua, cut the telegraph wires and taken possession of Grenada, the second city of the re public. It was later learned that a truce had ben arranged with a pro gram to satisfy everybody and make : Dr. Barbafena. now minister of war, | president of the republic. ' f MORE EVIDENCE AGAINST BECKER Murder of Rosenthal Planned Ten Days Before it Actually Occurred. Killers Lost Their Nerve. A sociated Pre s. New York. July 31—Fur her evi dence was brought out today at the investigation of the killing of Her man Rosenthal in this city a few nights ago, in a crowded street, a the in-tigation, its is alleged, of the New Fork police. Police Lieutenant Charles Becker was further implicated in the plot o get rid of the gambler. Two witne'ses told the district attorney that the killing was planned to take place ten days be fore Rosenthal was finally slain. The plain failed, said the witnesses, be cause the men selected for the job lo-t their nerves at the last moment. According to the testimony, Becker said he would have to do the job himself and berated the men for their hesitation. 1 “» 1 MACON CONSTRUCTING MANY EXTENSIONS Macon, C.a., July 31—Although the work of extending the water mains through the newly annexed territory of the city has been in pro gress less than two months, nearly every street in South Macon i- sup plied with mains, and according to Chief Engineer Langworthy, who has charge of the work, the exten sions in the southern section will he completed in another month, and be fore September 1 the people of this -ection will he suoelied with water. Since May 4, when the extension work was started, about 30,000 feet of pipe have been laid, covering •very srreet in South Macon except hree in the extreme western portion of the section. In addition to the extensions 2.300 feet of force pip° o supply the mains in the new ter ■:tory have been laid. The work is >eing done by the J. B. McCreary 'o., of Atlanta. Two weeks ago he board ordered that pipe be se ared for Vineville, and in a short ime the laying of the mains on six ide streets will begin. 10.000 EVEN ON WILSON CHICAGO MAN S WAGER Chicago, 111., July 21—The first ot of any importance of the coming residential election was recorded fhen William Patch, of the firm of talk well and Patch, furniture dcal rs, post $5,000 to bet on Governor Vilson at even monv. Mr. Patch’s inly stipulation is that Governor Vilson must live and run for the >residency. Bruce Miller, a local i porting man, took $1,500 of 'the [5,000 and promised Patch that he vould take $500 more. “I will bet any amount up to $10. >00,” said Mr. Patch, “that Wilson s the next president of the United Sates, and my money will go on A'ilson whether Roosevelt run- in lependentlv or not. I have been ivagering on presidential elections ’or the last 20 years and I have yet :o pick a loser, and in this instance [ feel as though 1 already have the noney in my pocket.” Mr. Patch is not a professional betting man and seldom wagers on anything but elections. V# ■.. "l* 1.~ - 1 . I t . I * » * » * • • • * * • j"" * AMERICANS HUNG IN SONORA. MEXICO * .* » Associated Press. v Mexico City, Mex., July 31. —Two unidentified Americans -v v were found dead, hanging by -I v the neck at Cananea, Sonora. v A report of the occurrence was v sent to Presidenf Madero. The v president believes they were v hung to bring about inter- v !-vcntion by the United States. v t? sx (* t. Weather. Meteorological report for the 24 hours ending at 7 p. m. July 31: Barometer at 7 a. ra.29.88 Barometer at 7 p. m.29.92 Temperature at 7 a. m. ... 78. Temperature a* 7 p. m. ... 84. •Maximum temperature . . . 93.2 Minimum temperature ... 73.8 Forecast Washington, D. C., July 31—East Texa«—Fair Thursday and Friday. West Texas—Fair Thursday, except showers in the extreme western por tion; Friday fair and warmer. TAFT AX FALLS j AT BROWNSVILLE —__ JUDGE NOAH ALLEN IS ASHED TO RESIGN Advocacy of Roosevelt Costs Assis tant U. S. District Attorney His Office—Says He Could Not Sup port Taft on Stolen Nomination. The axe has fallen again. Judge Noah Allen, for the past five year assistant United Sta es attorney for the Southern district of Texas, yes terday mailed his resignation to Lock McDaniel, Houston, United Sta:es district attorney, to take ef fect August 1. Judge Allen’s resignation was the result of a letter received from Judge McDaniel, dated July 27, in which the latter stated hat he had come to the conclusion that it would be unwise for him and Judge Allen to continue a- co-workers in the office of United S ates district attorney. Judge McDaniel said he had sub • mitted the matter to the United State- attorney general and the re quest for the resignation was the outcome. Judge Allen addressed his resig nation to the United States attorney general, but mailed it to Judge Mc Daniel, by whom it will be -ent to Washington. At the same time he mailed a let ter to Judge McDaniel, in which he stated that in the more than five years that they had been together, there had never been, so far as he knew, the slightest ripple of dis cord between them. He had not even had the slightest suggestion or intimation that Judge McDaniel wa not perfectly satisfied with his at ti tide and conduct toward him as well as his work in the discharge of his duties. Judge Allen could not understand the sudden change in the attitude of Judge McDaniel, and could only ac count for it as being the outgrow;h of recent political situations, in that, out of the dictates of his con science, he chose to follow the lead ership of Theodore Roosevelt. In a lengthy interview in a .San Antonio paper a few days ago in which he reviewed the republican situation in Texas, Judge Allen stated emphatically his views in re gard to the contingent of Texas re publicans who followed the leader ship of “Gooseneck" Bill McDonald. He also said that while he held of fice he would not take active part in the effort to elect Roosevelt, but from his statement it was decidedly evident that he was not on the fence, and that he was a Roosevelt man from the word "go.' During that interview he -aid: “I hope I may not be misunderstood. I feel sure that while there may be some political dynamite under me, I am not astride the fence." From this statement it can be easily seen tha what he expected has happen ed. As he said yesterday, “The bomb has exploded. ’ Yesterday Judge Allen wired the following telegram to Cecil A. Lyon, Sherman, formerly republican state chairman; “As expected adminis tration axe has landed. My head drops into the basket today. By let ter dated 27th resignation requested to take effect August 1, is on way. Am out of a job. In for the fighr no strings. Sending copy of letter to Me Daniel. Use if desired. Noah Allen." The correspondence between Judge McDaniel and Judge Allen follows: Judge McDaniel's Letter. Houston, Tex. July 27, 1312. Hon. Noah Allen, Assistant District Attorney, Brownsville, Tex. Dear Judge: After having considered the re * lationship between you and 1 and your attitude and conduct toward me for the last two years. I have concluded that r would be unwise for you and I to undertake to continue together in the discharge of the duties of the district attor ney's office. 1, therefore, submitted the matter of requesting your resig nation to the attorney general and with his approval and for the good of the service I now request that you send me your resignation in writing to take effect the first day |of August 1312. Please comply with this request at once. lock McDaniel. United States Attorney. Judge Allen'* Reply. Judge I/>ck McDaniel. IT. S. Atty Houston, Texa*. | (Continued on page four.) GOVERNMENT AIDS MORMON REFUGEES War Department Snnt Colonel Steev er Three Thousand Dollars for that Purpose Yesterday. Associated Press. Hashington D. C., July 31 — Colonel E. Z. Steever of the Fourth Cavalry, In command of the United States troop* on the border, in formed the war department today that the Mexican rebels had greatly augmented their power of resistance by seizing the arms and amunitiou of the\\meriean Mormon colonist-, and that they had become very troublesome by breaking up into prowling Vind--. The war' department today tele graphed Coirnel Steever $3,000 to be expended in feed the Mormon refugees who\ arrive from Mexico. The indicating are that 2,500 persons will luie to be fed. al though that nurhber has not arrived at El Paso whert they will concen trate. \ -\ CLOSE RACE FOR CONGRESSMAN AT LARGE The race for congressman at large, in which 22 condidates are taking part, is becoming highly .Interesting. Inquiries concerning Vie count for five men running for thkse offices were received yeste^dav frorAa large GuNVcNIlUN HHUUnflM All ARRANGED — Monday. Key Note Speech by Beve ridge—Tuesday. Speech by Roo*« velt—Wednesday- Nominations. Chicago. 111., July 31—According to plans completed by the leaders to day the program for the national progressive convention next week provides for an assembly of the dele gates at noon Monday, proceeded by a procession of confederate and union veterans to the platform. After reading of the call for the convention and invocation, the key note speech will be delivered by former United States Senator Albert Beveridge of Indiana. Tuesday the reports of the com mittees will be made and Colonel Roosevelt will deliver an addre-s. Wednesday the nomination-* will be made. Senator Dixon announced tonight that the provisional national com mittee will meet at noon Saturday to hear contests from Georgia, Ala bama und Mississippi. Texas paper. The men they seem to the particularly Interested In are Browning, Cuerton, D. K. Garnett, Jeff McLe-more and Sumners, and the returns for these as furnished by the Southwestern Telegraph & Tele phone Co., were 27, 35, 43, 12.'<o and 1100, respectively. SAN BENITO TRE ' 'r-% 1 iG canal town «*, . V V The livest and largest new town iriNTexas in the LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY San Benito has grown from nothing to over four thouL^y population la four years and today offers best location for cotmnerciAL and In dustrial nterprlces in Southwest Texas. Natural advi|^ag«^s and improvements already made injure (ity cf Importance. The growth and development have only started. NEARLY HALF A MILLION Dollars railrt; d business on St. I-ouis, Brownsville and Mexico Hallway at San Benito, in one year. Sixty-seven per con-: increase over business of previous year. Year ending April ,30th 1911 Freight received 142,819.41 Freight forwarded 42,839.33 Express received 12,539.64 Express forwarded 18,098.34 19,025.44 Ticket sales 31,460.95 43,960.66 Excess* Baggage 292.25 4 78.70 Switching, storage, and demurrage No record 3,204.11 Total Value of Business 248,050.95 414,075.65 Above represents only the amount paid to the St. L. B. A 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 0 over 40,000 acres of this tract serving every farm with convenient freight and express service. Extension being made on the balance of the tract. Rio Hondo, Santa Maria, Carricitos, Los Indios and La Paloma on interurban road out of San Benito. Convenient schedule. IT WILL PAY YOU TO INVESTIGATE SAN BENITO before engaging in fanning, commercial or Industrial enterprises else where in Texas. SAN BENITO LAND ft WATER COMPANY. SIN BENITO. TEXAS. PEOPLE'S ICE AND MANUFACTURING CO. Starting business in March, 1905, the price of ice was fixed 30 cents a hundred pounds at the plant, 40 cents per hunt 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 froi pure distilled water and is clean and wholesome. Any amount delivered at any place in the city, The company appreciates your business and support continue its present policy of accommodation. Buy an and save 5 per cent—i* is safe, as it is not transferable $. C. TUCKER 1 .."