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ELECTRIC ME UK 14 F P A I SI ^"IHi?pr"' ■MnuniMKnJT1I1.KA.L.U. BROWNSVILLE H*RD*I»BE CO. VOL. XX. NO. 99 Vice- president is STEADILY FAILING Ha" Been 111 for Some Time—While in No Immed'a*e Danger. Doc‘or* ar« Uneasy. By Associated Press. Utica, ... Y., Oct. 28.—Vice Pres ident James S. Sherman is seriously ill and steadily failing at his home here. While his physician believes there is no immediate danger of death, his condition is such that it is a matter of conjecture how much longer he can withstand 'the ravages of the disease, kidney trouble, which has developed complication, harden ing the arteries and softening of the muscles of the heart. Sherman had an attack of kidney trouble last June, but improved and his condition was very satisfactory until the latter part of August .Since then his condition has been aggra vated, according to his physician, and he has been steadily failing. Washington, D. C., Oct. 28.—The illness of Vice President Sherman, and speculating over the possibilities of his withdrawal from the republi can ticket aroused discussion today as to the methods to be taken to fill his place if necessary. The general opinion was expressed that the re public national or executive commit tee possed the power 'to fill any vacancy on the ticket. -o African Drum Si°rnals. For centuries before Marconi ■wireless telegraph was known the mystery of swift communication has nuzzled many civilized explorers of barbarian regions. In the heart of Africa a mis-ionarv discovered the method of hollowing a large gourd, which was then dried and round it was stretched the skin of a kid, hard and thin as parchment. Beaten with a padded drumstick, this instrument gives a sound which can be heard j eight miles away. And each village contains the expert who can top the mes-age and send it on.—London Chronicle. __:<u_ A 'tables weighing four ounces. comprises an entire meal in the United States army’s newest emerg- j eny rations. i ROJAS RE APPEARS IN CHIHUAHUA May Effect Injunction W*th Salazar. and Combined Forces May. Attack Ciudad Juarez. By Associated Press. I Juarez, Mex., Oct. 28.—A new menace in the state of Chihuahua was developed today by the entrance into this state of Antonio Rojas, the rebel leader who was ■terrorizing Sonora. It is possible that Rojas will join forces with Ynez Salazar, who is operating south of Juarez. The two rebel forces are only fif teen miles apart. General Blanco has set out from Casas Grandes with a strong federal force. If Salazar and Rojas join forces an attack on Juarez is not regarded as improbable. -* SHORT SESSION OF THE CITY COUNCIL Owing to the absence of Mayor Cole in Edinburg, only a short ses sion of the city council was held at yesterday's meeting. Alderman T. iCrixell stated that he had some im portant matters to bring up 'that he thought should have the mayor’s at tention and asked that the council adjourn until Thursday afternoon at four o’clock. In accordance with his request, adjournment was taken until that time, when it is expected that the mayor wull be' here. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved, after which a report of the finance committee on the protest of Armour and com pany against being taxed for meats on which they claimed they had been taxed at Fort Worth. The com mittee reported that, inasmuch as the meats referred to were in Brownsvollc on January 1, they saw no reason why the tax should be remitted. The council adopted the report of the committee, and ordered it placed on the minutes of the meet ing. Alderman W. S. Blackshear pre sided. The other councilmen present included Messrs. 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CONWAY J President tf Sole Owner * * ^ a************* & ***************** IN THE COILS BY TAD h lJ * ' * Silently, surely, the gambling habit, like a noxious serpent coils gradually around its victim until it crushes to death his prospects, his repuatation and his character. CAMERON COUN1Y INJUNCTION SUIIS MAY OCCUPY COURT AT EDIN BURG ENTIRE WEEK Opened Bt'fore Judge Hopkin* Yes terday—Decision Must be Made by Saturday* if Cameron County 's to Hold Election Nov. 5. Special to The Herald. Edinburg, Tex., Oct. 28.—Noth ing definite was accomplished today in the application for a writ of in junction now being heard before District Judge W. B. Hopkins, the case being styled E. H. Goodrich et al vs. J. Webb et al, from (’ameron county. The entire af'ernoon was spent in re-writing the pleadings in the case. By actual count forty-nine peo ple came to Edinburg from Browns ville today to hear the cases in which the Cameron county demo crats seek to obtain a permanent in junction to restrain the county au thorities from placing the names of the candidates of the independent party on the official ballot for the election to he held November r*. it is expected from present indications that the argument will last all of this week. If Cameron county is to have an election on the regular elec tion day, a decision must be had be fore Sunday. The plantiffs are represented by Judge James B. Wells and H. Daven port of Brownsville, and Messrs. Dougherty and Dougherty of Bee ville. The defense is represented by ttorneys R. B. Creager and A. B. Cole of Brownsville. Gordon Boone of Corpus Christi and Dr. W. J. Dougherty of Edinburg. The plaintiffs are basing their ar gument for the injunction which they seek upon Section 100 of the Terrell election law, which proscribes that parlies nominating candidates for county and precinct offices may do so by primary election held on primary election day, or by county convention held on a legal conven tion day. which convention shall be ^ composed of delegates elected at pre 1 m ■■■ . — TARGET PRACTICE AT POINT ISABEL CHpL Head Finds There is Too Much Wat«*r on Ground «t Loma Alta For lhe Camp. <’apt. George J. Head of the Brownsville Rifles visited Lomo Alta Sunday for the purpose of ascertain ing whether it would be advisable for his men to camp there next month, for target practice, with the rifle team of the Texas National Guard. He found so much water on the ground that he decided to hold the practice at Poin-t Isabel instead, and is making arrangements accord ingly. >-* Cotton. By Associated Press. New Orleans, La., Oct. 28.—Cot ton futures closed steady with a net advance of 11 to 13 ponts. Spots were steady and unchanged. cinct elections. Plaintiffs allege that no primary elections were held by thd independ ents, and that the precinct conven- j lions were held on the primary elec-1 rion day. The defendants argue that it is not essential that the nominations be made on any particular day, and that, even if it were essential, plain tiff's are barred from attempting to do anything that would prevent de fendants from having their names on the ballots. The defenses bases its arguments on article 131 of the Terrell election law, which provides that to effect a legal contest action must be taken within five days after the publica ion notice of such nominations. The hearing will be resumed this morning at nine o’clock. The hotel here has been taxed to its utmost capacity, and the visitors from Brownsville and Cameron county tonight will occupy alloted spaces on the floors and on cots. All are taking their lot philosophically, however, and are hoping that no time may be lost in reaching the end of the hearing. Among the lawyers who are here to hear the proceedings are Judge J. C, Scott of Corpus Christ!, F. W. Seaburv, W. R. Jones, R. E. Holland, E. K Goodrich, E. H.* Goodrich. H. L. Yates and Amos Rich of Browns ville. BULGARIAN ARMY STILL ADVANCING SERVIANS ALSO ARE STILL WIN NING VICTORIES Adrianople Cut Off from Communi cations W*th Constantinople. Turkish Officer Commanding Clty Asked to Surrender. By Associated Press. I>ondon, Eng., Oct. 28.—The vic torious Bulgarian army is still ad vancing in Thrace. It has occupied Burnarhissar and is marching toward Kulelizurgas. It is also reported that the Bulgarians have blown up the bridge over the Tchorlu river, showing that the turning movement is making rapid progress. In other portions of Turkey the Servians are reported as meeting with success. In the vicinity of ITskup, a hundred Arnaut villages have surrendered, according to the Servian legation here. The Montenegrins claim to have taken the town of Plevlie in San Jak Xovipasear, near the Bosnian bor der. A Belgrade dispatch says it is semi-officially reported that the Turkish army which retired from U?kup has surrendered. Meanwhile an interesting question is the whereabout of the Turkish army which is reported to be operat ing between Constantinople and Adrianople. News that Eski Baba was taken# by the Bulgarians prac tically without resistance, shows jthat Nazim Pasha's army is not where it was suposed to have been. Constantinople dispatches con tinue to speak of the preparednes of the Turks to take the offensive and that the next fewr days must see something decisive. Sofia, Oct. 28.—The Bulgarian forces, according to tonights’ ad vives, have taken the towns of Lule burgas and Demotica and have cut off communication between Adria nople and Constantinople and Mace donia. Thp Tuskish comamnder at Adrianople has been formally sum moned to surrender the town. BERGER’S PLEA FOR NEW TRIAL Based on Complicity of Leading Wit ness Against Him *n Actual Killing of Rosenthal. By Associated Press. New York, Oct. 28.—It is learned tonight from sources close to the de fense that the appeal which the counsel for Charles Becker will make for a new trial will set forth that Harry Vallon, the informer, fired the shots that killed Herman Rosenthal, that Jack Roses’s story was a “frame up,” that Sam Schepps perjured him self, and that Vallon also committed perjury when he said he did not ride in the “murder car.’ Red Phil Davidson, the slayer of Jack Seelig, will be called trial next Wednesday. The trial of Whitev Lewis wil come next. CAMPAIGN EXPENSES FURTHER^REPORTED Democratic Congres"ion Committed Received Some*h»ng Over $21*000 jn Two Di^ricts—Spent $16*902. By Associated Press. Washington, D. C., Oct. 28.—A re port of the contributions and expen ditures of the democratic congres sional committee, submitted today, shows the receipts of the Eastern headquarters of -10,923; expendi ures $10,532. The Western head quarters reported the recipt of 10, 160; expenditures $6,370. TREMENDOUS CROWD GREETS WILSON Meeting Held Und®r Auspice8 of til® National League of Independent Republican8, By Associated Press. j Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 28.—After rising in prayer, a tremendous crowd paid tribute to Governor Woodrow Wilson here tonight. The meeting was under the auspices of the League of Independent Republicans. Gilbert W. Roe, a brother-in-law of Senator Bob La Follette, and Rudolph Spreckles, organizer of the Wilson National Progressive Repub lican League, preceded Wilson with speeches in his favor. The great crowd cheered Wilson enthusiastically. He addressed an overflow meet ing and motored to the convention ; hall where he was greeted by another big crowd at a democratic rally. -* • Forecast. By Associated Press. Washington, D. C., Oct. 28.—West Texa?—Fair Tuesday and colder In the central and north portions; Wed nesday fair and colder in the south west. Last Texas—Fair Tuesday and colder In the north; Wednesday fair aud colder. -o Baylor Beat8 Arkansas. By Associated Press. Waco, Tex., Oct. 28.—Baylor Uni versity foot ball team today de feated Arkansas Uuiversity by a score of 6 to 0. SAN BENITO THE 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 nterprises in Southwest Texas. Natural advantages and improvements already made insure city cf 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 .80th 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 292.28 478.70 Switching, storage, and demurrage No record 3,204.11 - - Total Value of Business 248,050.95 414,075.15 Above represents only the amount paid to the St. L. B. & M. for hand ling business shown and NOT THE VALUE OF PRODUCTS HAHDLED EIGHTY THOUSAND ACRES OF RICH DELTA SOIL irrigated from the big San Benito Canal surround the town of Baa 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 convenient freight and express service. Extens ion being made on the balance of the tract. Rio Hondo, Santa Maria, Carricltos, Los Indios and La Paloms on interurban road out of San Benito. Convenient schedule. IT WILL PAY YOU TO INVESTIGATE SAN BENITO before engaging in farming, commercial or Industrial enterprise* else where In Texas. SAN BENITO LAND 8 WATER COIWPNA. SUM BENITO, TEXAS. i 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, of this city. We continue to manufacture the best Ice obtainable. PEOPLES ICE AND MANUFACTURING CD.