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IN THE COLONEL
J. W. Holt Ju*t Returned from
North Thinks Indication* Verv
Favorable for H‘* C«ndidat<\
• 1 ■1 ■
James W. Hoit, who returned yes
terday from a visit to Pittsburg, Pa.,
and who is interested in the pro
gressive party’s candidate for the
presidency, made a little investiga
tion into political matters while on
the trip. As a result, he is of the
opinion that congress will finally
have to elect a president for the
people of the United States because
he does not believe that any one of
the three leading candidates can re
ceive the necessary majority in the
Mr. Hoit found that there is a sur
prisingly large vote that is keeping
its mouth shut and “sawing wood.”
How this vote will turn out remains
to be seen. He says that the people
of the north .contrary to his expecta
tions, are not at all excited ..about
the forthcoming election. They are
not parading and shouting for their
candidates as has been the custom in
former years. He found that the
people have learned a lot during the
present campaign about campaign
contributions, and they have decided
that they shall not be “bamboozled”
On talking with labor representa
tives whom ho met in Pennsylvania,
he found that they generally would
support the progressive candidate,
or “Washington-” party candidate,
as it is known in the state of Penn
sylvania. He also found that word
has been passed along in the labor
unions, and that the unions will
come out strong for the colonel.
He stated that a canvass under
, taken by two or three northern
papers, among them the Cleveland
Leader, shows that Wilson will prol)
ably come out first, Roosevelt second
and Taft third. Mr. Hoit believes
that Colonel Roosevelt will carry
Illinois and Pennsylvania with little
While away Mr. Hoit visited the
Roosevelt headquarters and obtained
a great deal of information concern
ing the campaign. He brought back
with him several posters showing
Colonel Roosevelt and his running
mate, Governor Hiram Johnson of
California. He has put them up in
a conspicuous place in his office.
A French surgeon recently suc
cessfully transplanted an ape’s stom
ach into a man whose own organ
was worn out.
. WILL EDO TODAY
Former Senator Beveridge and Henry
C. Starr Will be Last Witnesses
By Associated Press,
i Washington, D. C., Oct. 25.—
Former Senator Beveridge and Henry
C. Starr are expected to appear as
witnesses tomorrow before the sen
ate committee investigating cam
paign expenditures and contribu
tions. Their testimony is expected
’ to conclude the hearings.
; H. C. Pettit today corroborated
the story of the refund of $57,500
of a fund contributed to Beveridge’s
campaign in 1904.
CONVICTED OF MURDER
By Associated Press.
Lafayette, La., Oct. 25.—Clemen
tine Bernabet, the negro “axe
i woman” and a follower of the
, church of sacrifice, whose murders,
according to her confession, number
nineteen negroes, was found guilty
j of murder today, and sentenced to
life imprisonment. Other victims
were found with their heads crushed
In at Crowley, La., Beaumont and
j San An-tonio, Texas, and other
Encamped *n Ranger Quarter* at
Fort Brown—May Remain UntU
Captain J. J. Sanders and his com
pany of rangers, including Sergeant
M. \V. Hines, Joe Jenkins, Bud Speed
and Red Hawkins, arrived in
Brownsville Thursday night. Their
stay in this city is indefinite, but it
is probable they will remain here
until after the election.
The company has taken up camp j
at ranger headquarters in the gov- !
Captain J. M. Fox, who has been
in charge of the local ranger camp
for some time, whose remaining two
rangers resigned from the service
several weeks ago, left the city a few j
days ago, and is now in Austin, ac- 1
cording to a telegram received here
Ia«t night. The message stated also
that he had been in Northwest Tex
as on business. It did not state
when, if at all, he would return to
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and buy a box in order that you may
no longer miss such a delicious re
freshment. Have some today for
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* A personal investigation will con
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m j;., , MISSION, TEXAS A *
S JOHN J. CONWAY 1
President If Sole Owner a
ROOSEVELT HAS RECEIVED
Mysterious Stranger Tri4'* Gain
Admission *o Roosevelt Home.
Ten*a*ive Decision to Employ Two
M4*n to Act as BodvWrds.
By Associated Press.
Oyster Bay. Oct., 25.—On account
of a number of threatening letters
received by Theodore Roosevelt, and
the presence at Oyster Bay today of
a stranger who attempted to make ’
his way to the colonel’s house, steps
were taken tonight to guard the life
of the former president. A tenta- ’
tive decision was reach to employ
one or two men to guard the house.
The man, who appeared to be a
Westerner, appeared at Sagamore
Hill this afternoon and insisted that
he must see the colonel. When ad
mittance was refused him he wrote
a long rambling letter and disap
Roosevelt continued to improve
today. His physician® say that un- >
less unforeseen complications arise, »
he will be able to speak at Madison
Square Gardens next Wednesday
WILSON SURE TO
Congressman Rainey Declares Prair'e
State and Ind'ana are Both Safe
for Democratic Nominee.
New York, Oct. 25.—Congressman i
Henry T. Rainey of Illinois arrived
at democratic headquarters this 1
morning and left at 5 o’clock this ;
afternoon to resume his speaking en- .
gagements in Indiana, Illinois Ne- ,
braska and Missouri.
“I came to New York at the re
quest of Chairman William F. Mc
Combs,” said Congressman Rainey,
“but I could bring no bad news. The
essential thing to do is for the demo
crats to vote. If we can get out the
democratic vote there is nothing that
can possibly defeat us. For the past
four week® I have been making two
speeches a day. Indiana is sure for
Wilson as any Southern state.
“We are going to carry Illinois
beyond a doubt but we have a harder
fight in that state. The bull moose
people are making a special effort to
defeat me for congress, due to the
fact that 1 have had more or les® of
a strenuous verbal battle with Col
onel Roosevelt in the past. But I
am going back to Congress.
“Missouri could not be in better
shape, and she will be in the demo
cratic column beyond any possible :
Alba. Jr.’ is 111.
To the Herald. y
San Benito, Tex., Oct. 25.—Alba,
I>r., the little son of Col. and Mrs.
Alba Heywood of this city, is quite
ill with diptheria. The little patient
was reported as somewhat improved
Col. Heywood has just returned
from a short trip to Jennings, HI.,
where he was called on account of
the serious illness of his father-in
law, Mr. Broughton. The latter is
suffering from a stroke of paralysis,
but he was out of danger when the j
colonel returned home.
VACANCIES FILLED IN
DEMOCRATIC TICKET j
Ticket Now Stand* as *t Will Appear
on Official Ballot at November
The Cameron county democratic j
executive committee has completed :
filling its vacancies in its ticket,
caused by the resignation of three j
candidates, and the ticket is now as
it will appear upon the ballots.
J. A. Graham, the well known j
^secretary of the San Benito Com
mercial Club, has been selected to ,
replace Judge Sam Spears as candi- i
date for county commissioner from
that precinct. Judge Spears Are- j
signed the candidacy for the office |
about two weeks ago.
S. L. Gill of Raymondville will be
a candidate for justice of the peace
in precinct No. 5, replacing C. H.
"Peace, and Francisco Cisneros has
been named to run for constable of
that precinct instead of Porfirio
JfO NEWS RECEIVED
OF WRECKED SEAMEN
Up to late yesterday afternoon no
word had been received from Cap
tain Wallace Reed of the Brazos
Island life saving station, who is
supposed to be looking for survivors
of the steamship Nicaragua along
the lower Texas coa«t. It wras ex
pected Thursday that he would re- ;
port at Point Isabel sometime, Fri
day. but he failed to do so.
Point Isabel is still without tele
phone service to Brownsville. Sev
eral meu are repairing the line, but
because of difficulties have made
slew headway. The line will prob
ably be in operation today, accord
ing to Manager Johnson of the tele
phone company. j l*|
The North Dakota inventor of a
new nail pullers claims it wil draw
a nail perfectly straight every time.
EFFORTS ABE MADE
TO SAVE DIAZ
COURT ORDERS DELIVERY TO
PaPer* Uree Pre**dent to Snare Life
of General and His Officers—Con
gress Has A*ked for Fact8 in Case.
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:*TRIAL OF DIAZ
'* BEGAN YESTERDAY *
-I- Vera Cruz, Mex., Oct. 25.— -;
*1* The court martial tor Felix Diaz
•It began at five oclock this after
rlr noon. The execution of Senor-s -r
-I- Lima and Migoni, two of his ll
-I- officers is fixed for tomorrow -|
+ morning. It is probable that -I*
-lt Diaz will be executed at the -I*
-I- same time. The remaining of- -I*
•K fleers of the revolt will be im- -!-.
J* •.*- !’• Ji '%' %t' ,/ v* y
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By Associated Press.
Mexico City, Mex., Oct. 25.—Extra
editions of newspapers late tonight
gave the report that Felix Diaz wa*
sentenced to death by court martial.
The story was received with doubt
by many who reluctantly believe the
the federal commander in Vera Cruz
had ignored the order of the judge
of the federal district court here, re
moving Diaz from the jurisdiction
of the military court.
Friends of Diaz are untiring to
night in their endeavor to secure a
•suspension of the death sentence if
it is imposed. Some of the papers
are appealing to the government to
-pare Diaz and his officers.
Congress has asked the president
for all the facts in the case.
President Francisco I Madero to
night told a commission of students
that he will not interefer with the
application of the full vigor of the
law in the case of Diaz.
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*:■ TROUBLE FEARED FROM
ELECTIONS IN CUBA *
'v Washington. D. C., Oct. 25.
-I- —The government is apprehen- -I
-11 sive over the situation in Cuba, -I
*!: precediag the elections which -I
-I- will be held next Friday. Of- -I
Jr. ficials here fear the defeated -I
-I- party will not abide by the re
-I- suit, and it is understood that V|
-I- arrangements are being talked -I
-I- over to take the situation in -I
-I- hand in case serious trouble de- -!
NEAT SUM FOR
Ladies’ Solictine Committee Send
Check for S658 to Mr*. Robertson
Six hundred and fifty-eight dollars
is the addition made to the Wilson
Marshall campaign fund as the re
sult of the efforts of the ladies of
Brownsville and Cameron county.
Mrs. H. M. Skelton, Cameron county
chairman, appointed by Mrs. James
B. Wells, district chairman, ye*ter
gave a check for that sum to Mrs.
Wells, who in turn will send it to
Mrs. W. F. Robertson of Dallas, the
The greater portion of the amount
was contributed by the citizens of
Brownsville, and the balance,
$225,50, by people in and around
San Benito, the chairman there hav
ing been Mrs. J. M. Mothershead.
Immediately after her appointment
Mrs. Skelton set about to select her
assistants throughout the county,
and the work was started without
delay . Only a couple of days of
work w'as necessary for the Browns
ville ladies to secure signatures for
more than $400, and has all been
collected with the exception of sev
eral contributions. These, it is ex
pected. will be had within the next
This is considered quite a neat
sum for the campaign fund, and is in
addition to a number of other so
licitations which have been under
way in Cameron county since the be
ginning of the campaign.
By Associated Press.
Washington. D. C., Oct. 25.—West
Texa«—Fair Saturday and Sunday.
East Texas—Fair Saturday and
warmer in the extreme western por
tion; Sunday fair.
FINE SHIPMENT OF
GOATS FROM MEXICO
Maximiano Garcia yesterday im
ported through the Brownsville cus
toms house 272 goats from the dis
trict of Mendez, the lower part of the
state of Tamaulipas. They will be
sold to purchasers on this side.
Dr. Major Schofield, United States
veterinary inspector, who inspected
and parsed the goats, said that this
was probably the largest and finest
shipment of goats that has ever come
across from Mexico, they are all
large and sleek and for a common
variety of goats are exceptionally
fine in* every respect.
ENEMIES OF TURKEY WINNING
Full Extent of Turkish Di*a*ter a*
Kirk-Kilis*«*h Unknown — Monte
negrin" Driv** Garr*son of Scutari
to HHls Out*ide Citv.
By Associated Press.
Ix>ndon, Eng., Oct. 25.—After •*
taking Kirk-Kilisseh, after a four
days battle, the Bulgarians along the
line from that city to Adrianople are
resting. No fighting is reported to
'day, and the Bulgarians seem unde- •
cided whether to attempt to take
Adrianople by assault or starve out
The full extent of the Turkish dis- [■
aster at Kirk-Kilisseh is still un
known, but it is almost certain the
Turks affected are retreating. Most
of the garrison escaped.
The next phase of important op
erations in Tharce is the struggle
between the Servians and Turks in
the Kumanova district. The Ser
vians yesterday captured the towns
of Vucsitrin and Oilan.
Constantinople admits the success i
of the Servians in this district.
The Montenegrins are pressing the ;
attack on Scutari and it is reported ~
that the Turkish garrison has been •
driven to the hills south of the town.
The Greeks are continuing their
northward march, and today occu
pied Kosani, twelve miles northwest 1
of the town of Servia.
By Associated Press.
Sofia, Oct. 25.—Accounts received
here of the fall of Kirk-Kilisseh r
place the Turkish loss at two thous- j
and killed and two thousand taken .
prisoners. The Bulgarian losses are i
estimated at five thousand killed and
wounded. The bombardment of
Adrianople is said to have begun.
ROOSEVELT SUES FOR
Libel Suit Brough* bv Colonel
' Again** Editor of Iron Age at I*h
By Associated Press.
Marquette, Mich., Ost. 25.—A libel
suit for twenty thousand dollars was
filed today in behalf of Theodore
Roosevelt again-'t George A. Newett,
editor of the Iron Ore, of Ishpeming,
Michigan. The Preacipe alleged
that Newett printed an article in
his paper charging Roosevelt with
intemperate use of language and
New York, Oct. 25.—The progres
sive national committee issued a
statement tonight relative to the
libel suit brought by Theodore
Roosevelt, declared this is the first
opening that Colonel Roosevelt or
i his friends have been able to find
’for themselves to demand the prompt
and authorative proof of the charges.
COUNTY TAX ROILS
Submitted for Approval of Countv
Commisaioners —Defective Drain
age Bond* Ordered Changed.
A special session of the board of
county commissioners is being held
for the purpose of examining and
approving the tax rolls for the cur
rent year. Tax Assessor George
Champion and his force and H. M.
Skelton have been engaged in the
task of preparing the rolls 'or some
time, and the work has just been
completed. The board will recon
vene this morning and will examine
and approve the work, after which
the rolls will be forwarded to the i
state comptroller at Austin.
The form for the bonds of the ;
Cameron county drainage district
No. 2 were found to be defective and I
not in accord with the original order
of the court. The court ordered at
yesterday’s session that the form of
the bonds be changed so as to cor
respond with its original order.
A number of bills against the
county were ordered paid.
The full board was present at yes
terday’s meeting, including County
Judge John Bartlett, and Commis
sioners J. L. Landrum, J. Celaya, T.
Pena and J. S. Ford.
C. L. Macmanus, general agent
for the Frisco railroad here, has
been superintending the repair work
on the Rio Grande railroad, necessi
tated by damage from the recent
storm. The line is now open into
Point Isabel, but slower time than
usual must be made because of the
isoft roadbed. It will take about two
| weeks to complete the work and
j place the line in shape for regular
i The greatest damage to the track
was sustained a distance of one mile
running west from the Point, and
'this has been repaired and is now j
in use. Heavy damage was also done .
the wharf and the work of repairing
this is also under way, A thousand
feet of the wharf was w’ashed out.
Metal legs to be snapped on wash
tubs to raice them from floors have
been patented by a Wisconsin man. j
Have Received from 53.000 Penons
Uy Associated Press.
Washington, D. C., Oct. 25.—The
contributions to the presidential
campaign of the democratic party
this year totalled $678,364, accord
ing to the sworn statement of the
treasurer, Rolla C. Wells, filed with
the chief clerk of the hou-e of rep
resentatives today. The expendi
tures aggregated $562,618.21. Ob
ligations oustanding, $55,149.
Contributions were received from
Governor Woodrow Wilson gave
five hundred dollars.
Herman Ridder, as treasurer of
the national committee, turned over
$28,285 as surplus of the ‘Baltimore
Judge J. W. Gerard of New York
was the largest contributor, with
thirteen thousand dollars.
Charles R. Crane of Chicago, Jacob
H. Schiff of New York, Samuel Un
termeyer of New York, Frederick C.
Penfield of Germantown, Pa., Henry
LJoldman and Henry Morganthau of
New York, each gave ten thousand
Dr. J. B. Murphy, who recently
attended Roosevelt in Chicago, gave
a hundred dollars.
The chief items of expenses were
for printing, postage, newspaper ad
vertising. salaries and traveling ex
penses of speakers and the presi
The progressive party fijed its
-tatement. The republican party will
file a statement tomorrow, the last
day under the law.
Vapor from alcohol will loosen the
grease from the interior of vessels so1
they can be thoroughly cleansed.
TEXAS HR GUARD .'
RIFLE TEAM C0MIN8>|
To Go In*o CamD With Brown«r*lle
R*fle* a* La Lomita for Tar*®4
Captain George J. Head of the ^
Brownsville Rifles has received ad*
vices that the members of the Texas
National Guard Rifle team will leave *
their various homes on November 5, #
and therefore probably will arrive m ^.t,
Brownsville on the 6th. They, t^^^
gether with the Brownsville RlfiJ^^™
will at once go into camp at La Lo p
raita, where target practice will be^*
The rifle team will be in charge of
Captain Bruce Parmer of Austin,
whose official tile is Inspector in
structor, and he will direct the work
on the range.
BAGDAD WIRE DOWN
FIRST TIME IN 30 YEARS
For the first time in thirty years,
it is said, the telephone wire running
from Matamoroa to Bagdad* at the
mouth of the Rio Grande is down,
having been broken in a number of
places during the storm ten day*
ago. This fact was discovered yes
terday when a Herald representative i.
went to Matamoros in an attempt to r
get into communication with the
McCORMICK MONEY 1*
WAS RETURNED f
By Associated P-ess. '$13
Prineeton, N. J., Oct. 23.—Gov-1
ernor Woodrow Wilson announced b
tonight that the .twelve thousand *""*
five hundred dollars, contributed to
the democratic campaign fund by «
Cyrus H. McCormick of the Interna- P®
tional Harvester company, had been 1
SAN BENITO C
BIG CANAL TOWN
The livest and largest new town in Texas in the
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY x
San Benito has grown from nothing to over four thousand population la
four years and today offers beat location for commercial and in
dustrial nterprises in Southwest Texas. Natural advantages
and Improvements already made insure city cf importance.
The growth and development havs only started
NEARLY HALF A MILLION
collars raiirt d business on St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Hallway
at San Benito, in one year. Sixty-seven per eeui increase ov«r busino-t,
of previous year.
Tear 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 18.098.34 19,025.44
Ticket sales 31,460.95 43,960.66
Excess Baggage 292.25 478.70
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. ft 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 al ready in cultivation.
INTERDRBAN RAILROAD NOW IN OPERATION
over 40,000 acres of this tract serving every farm with convenieni
freight and express service. Extens ion being made on the balance of
the tract. Rio Hondo, Santa Maria, Carricitoe, 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 farming, commercial or industrial enterprises ala*
where in Texas.
SAN BENITO LAND & WATER COMPAN
SMI BENITO, IMS.
KO ■ PRES ■ KO - KAKE
Means Profit and Economy
TO CATTLE FEEDERS
Call at our New Oil Mill and let us convince you.
** First 50000 pounds sold to T. J. Lawson,
. 'J of this city.
We continue to manufacture the
best Ice obtainable.
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