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VOL. XX NO. 96. BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1912. PRICE FIVE CENTS.
FROM OPERATION OF THIRTY
Railroad Commission Mak<** Impor
tant Ruling in Favor of Tra'n"
Carrying Slet'pers Between San
Antonio and Brownsville.
Exclusive for Brownsville Herald.
San Antonio, Tex., Oct. 24.—An
nouncement was made here today by
George F. Lupton, general passen
ger agent of the San Antonio and
Aransas Pass railroad, that the Tex
as railroad commission had granted
its application to exempt from the
30-minute rule the train that brings
the Brownsville sleeper from Corpus
Christ! to San Antonio.
While the schedules on the Gulf
Coast Line are generally maintained
there are times its trains are de
layed, especially when heavy rains
along the coast compel slower move
ments in the interest of aafety. Un
der the 30-minute rule of the rail
road commission connecting trains
at terminal and junction points arc
not permitted to wait longer than
30 minutes and it has happened sev
eral times that the Sap train has had
to leave Corpus Christi without the
People of San Antonio having oc
casion to make trips into the lvower
Rio Grande Valley are much pleased
with the action of the commission
and it is expected the people of the
Valley will be also, for it wfill in
sure the arrival of the Brownsville
sleeper in San Antonio each morn
ing. The tracks between San An
tonio and Corpus Christ! are so well
ballasted that the trains may make
up some of the lost time easily and
it will be possible for trains leaving
Corpus Christ! even so much as one
or two hours behind time to arrive
in San Antonio very clo-e to the
scheduled time o^f arrival. The
splendid service given by the Gulf
Coast Line and Sap Railroad is ex
pected to attract this year a far
heavier travel between San Antonio
and the Jx>wer Rio Grande Valley
than ever before.
By Associated Press.
Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 24.—Cat
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$10.75. Hogs steady to 5 cents;
higher; heavies, $8.40 to $8.55.
Sheep slow and weak.
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VERDICT RENDERED AT HOUR
Prisoner Received Announcement
Unmoved—Remanded to Tombs to
Awa't Sentence' on October 30
Attorns for Defense Will Anneal!
By Associated Press.
New York, Oct., 24.—Police Lieut.
Charles Becker was found guilty to^
night of murder in the first degree
'by the jury which had been trying
him for instigating the death of
Herman Rosenthal. The verdict
was pronounced exactly at midnight.
Becker did not flinch when the
verdict was read. Mrs. Becker who
was sitting outside the door of the
court room fell in a swoon.
Becker was remanded to the
Tombs until Oct. 30 for sentence.
John F. McIntyre, Becker's chief
counsel, announced that he would
take an appeal immediately. Beyond
this he would have nothing to say.
Becker stood at the bar with
squared shoulders and head erect as
the verdict was read, while McIntyre
covered his fact with his hands.
After the jury was polled and he
was remanded to prison, Becker gave
a fleeting glance at the judge, rested
his eyes for a moment on the jury
and then turned and walked with
unfaltering step up the aisle of the
court room, disappearing through a
door leading over the Bridge of
Sighs to the Tombs.
When the jurors left the court
room they went directly to their
They are under a mandate of Jus
tice Goff not to communicate the na
ture of what had taken place in the
By Associated Press.
New York. Oct. 24.—The destiny
of Police Lieutenant Charles Becker,
accused of murder in connection
with the killing of Herman Rosen
thal, a gambler, was delivered intoi
the jury's hands at 2:20 this after-'
noon, after a three hour’s charge by
Justice Goff, which Becker charac
terized a- distinctly unfair, and ‘‘a
thinly veiled summing for the
state,” and upon which his counsel,|
John F. McIntyre, refused to com
ment. To do so he said would be :o
place himself in contempt of court.
The charge in effect was a ruling
that the guilt or innocence of the
prisoner rested almost rolely upon
the debateable point of whether Sam
Schepps was an accomplice to the
Goff himself is doubtful as to the
status of Schepps.
He instructed the jury to return I
a verdict of either first or second^
degree murder or acquit.
Ro?e, Vallon and Webber, who be
sides Schepps gave practically all
the testimony of importance for the
prosecution, were held by the court
to have been proven accomplices in
the murder. Hence Schepps' testi
mony and his status as construed
by the jurors, must decided the ques
W«ll Adjourn Today.
Washington, D. C.f Oct. 24. *
—The senate campaign expen
-C ditures investigating commit
tee was not in session today.
it is expected the hearing will
be ended tomorrow. -I
EXPENSE EXHIBIT OF
Have Rec^'v^d $304 244 and Ex
pended $292,341 — Mun*ev and
Perkin* Biggest Contributors.
By Associated Press.
New York, Oct. 24.—The progres
sive party received contributions
for its campaign fund up to Oct. 17
of $304,244 and «pent $292,341.
Unpaid bills and contract obliga
tions totaled $41,341.
This is according to an official
statement issued today by Treasurer
Hooker of the progressive national
Frank a Munsey who gave seventy
Thousand dollars, George W. Perkins
forty-five thousand dollars and W.
E. oosevelt who contributed thirty
one thousand one hundred dollars,
the largest individual contribtuoins.
The balance came from nearly
Seventy thousand individauls, whose
contributions ranged from fifteen
thousand dollars given by Douglas
Robinson, Roosevelt's brother-in
law, to two anonymous 'contribu
tions of ten cents each.
AND JTHE MISSIONARY
Dallas Preacher Says Every Baptist
Who Own* Automobile ** Abl«* to
Support * Mi*sion*rv.
By Associated Press.
Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 24.—
“Every Baptist who owns a motor
car is able to support one mission
ary." Dr. J. T. Lowe of Dallas. Tex.,
told the delegates to the Missouri
Baptist General Association here to
day. A committee is to be named to
get in communication with automo
bile owners to see if the suggestion
International Service Will be Estab
lished Throueh Brownsville and
Railroad chiefs expect that the of
ficial recognition by the interstate
commerce commission of the
j Brownsville - Matamoros gateway
| between the United States and Mex
ico will cause much traffic to be di
verted to the new international
route. The railways propose to
make the same rates via Brownsville
as now exist by the Laredo gateway.
There has been a delay in estab
lishing a through international
freight and passenger service over
the new route owing to the disturbed
civil conditions in Mexico.
The National Railways of Mexico,
which connects with the St. Louis,
Brownsville and Mexico at Browns
ville, has been steadily improving
the division so that runs can now be
made between Matamoros and Mon
i terrey. All international traffis will
M>e handled through Monterrey for
the next two years. After that time
the National lines will have com
pleted a short line from Matamoros
to Mexico City.
OF DROWNED SAILORS
A report received In this city last
I night was to the effect that the
| bodies of four sailors, presumably
I those from the ill-fated steamship
j Nicaragua, were found on the shore
at Point Isabel yesterday. Up to
| late last night the report could not
I be confirmed.
The telephone wires to Point
Isabel are still out of working order
I as a result of the storm early last
'week. It is expected that they will
, be in today.
Captain Wallace Reed of the
Brazos Island life saving station did
not report to Point Isabel yesterday,
but is expected to do so today. Un
doubtedly, if the report of the flnd
I ind of the bodies is true, he will
I confirm it.
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MARKET REPORTS. *
. By Associated Press.
New Orleans, La., Oct. 24.—Cot
jton future* closed steady with a net
decline of 2 to 5 points. Spots firm
[and 11-16 up.
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| STEADILY IMPROVING
Dres»ed and Walked About the
House Unas*ist«*d Ye*terda?—W»ll
Resume Work Today.
By Associated Press.
Oyter Bay, Oct. 24.—Colonel
Rookevelt was up and fully dressed
a greater part of today and was
able to walk unassisted about the
I house. In fact the patient was so
much improved that the physicians
who have been coming from New
York to care for his wound, thought
it unnecessary to make the trip to
Dr. Scurry L. Terrell of Dallas,
Texas, and Dr. George \V. Fuller of
Oyster Bay, spent a few minutes
with him this morning and again
this afternoon and found his condi
tion steaefily improving.
| Roosevelt expects to resume work
By Associated Press.
| Washington, D. C., Oct. 24—West
Texas—Fair Friday, except local
rains in the extreme west; Saturday
fair. East Texas—Generally fair
Friday and Saturday.
Turk* Murder Christian*.
^By Associated Press.
Washington, D. Oct. 24.—
| Seventy Christians and a priest were
massacred by the Turks before their
retreat from the town of Servia yes
terday, according to an official cable
I to the Greek consul today.
Losses ranging from $20,000,000
to $30,000,000 are charged to the
hail in France each year.
CAPTURE ADMITTED BY THE
Bulear'an* Al*o Claim they Cap
tured Garrison of Fifty Thousand.
Victory Claimed by Both Turks
and Servi®ns »t Kumanova.
London, Eng., Oct. 24.—A dis
patch at midnight from Constanti
nople confirms the capture of Klrk
Kilis-eh by the Bulgarians.
Officially the Turkish communica
tion explains that the Turkish army
attempted to split the enemy's forces
but encountered greater strength
than anticipated and were forced to
retire for reinforcements.
A Sofia dispatch says the Turkish
garrison numbering fifty thousand
men was captured, but this regarded
as hardly probable. Ktrk-Kilisseh
is regarded as a stragetic point of
’the greatest importance.
The news of the Bulgarian victory
caused great rejoicing in Sofia.
Vliere it is expected the fal of Ad
rianople will soon follow.
The Servians and Turks both
claim great victories at Kumanova.
the Servians declaring they have
captured the town, the Turks insist
ing that they repulsed the enemy.
A late report indicates heavy
fighting still In progress in that
The Greeks are operating from
Arta toward Janina, Metchek. and
in the neighborhood of Grimbovo.
HENRY OF TEXAS
SPENT NO MONEY
New York. Oct. 24.—Representa
tive Robert L. Henry of Texas, an
nounced today that in his formal
statement of campaign expenses he
had certified that he had not spent
a cent in either the primaries or in
the general election campaign.
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 ofTers best location for commercial and in
dustrial nterprises in Southwest Texas. Natural advantages
and improvements already made incure city ef 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 ov«: bt:slne««
of previous year.
i'ear ending April 30th 1911 1912
Freight received 142,819.44 235,880.20
Freight forwarded 42,839.33 96,100.31
Express received 12,539.64 15,426.23
Express forwarded 1 8,098.34 11,025.44 \
Ticket sales 31,460.95 43,960.66
Excess Baggage 292.2S 471.70
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 Be
nito. Twenty-live thousand acres already in cultivation.
INTERURBAN RAILROAD NOW IN OPERATION
over 40,000 acres of this tract serving every farm with convenient
freight and express service. Extens ion being made on the balance ef
the tract. Rio Hondo, Santa Marla, Carricitoe, Lo* Indios and La Paloma
on Interurban road out of San Benito. Convenient schedule.
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