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BROWNSVILLE HARDWARE GO
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VOL. XX. NO. 145. BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1!»12. I’KICE FIVE CENTS
SUITS TO RECOVER
RAILROAD LANDS
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TIIE GOVERNMENT ENTERS SUIT
AGAINST UNION PACIFIC RAIL
ROAD FOR *250.000,0O»>, MINERAL
BEARING LANDS.
SUIT BROUGHT UNDER ACT OF
CONGRESS REQUIRING INTERIOR
DEPARTMENT TO EXEMPT SUCH
LANDS.
illy A xxofialnl PrrxM.)
Los Axckj.ks. Cjh., Dec. 20.—Govern
ment enters suit against the Southern Pa
cific Railroad for two hundred and fifty
million dollars worth of mineral hearing
lands in Fresno county and other suits
are to follow, which will contest the own
ership of seven hundred and fifty million
dollars worth of lands granted to tin
railroad company by a patent alleged
have been seen ml under f raudulent rep
resentation. Suit brought under the ae
of Congress of IStMi. requiring the interim
department to exempt mineral bearing
lands.
OPIUM OUTFIT IS CONFISCATED
THE PROPERTY OF TWO YOUNG
MEN WHO HAVE BEEN INVITED
TO LEAVE THE CITY.
The first opium smoking outfit ever
found in Brownsville was seized by
Chief of Police R. ,1. Tucker and Cus
toms Inspector Laulom in a room in a
house at Jefferson and Fourteenth
streets yesterday morning. The out
fit was turned over to t?ie customs of
ficials. It consists of a pipe made of
bamboo reed, a bowl, a lamp for rooking
the opium prior to fJi«* smoke, and a
small tin box eont;rf)iing ashes from
opium already smoked. There was also
a small jar that had contained the op
ium paste, but it had practically been
used up.
Two young men. neither of them more
more than 25 years old. who occupied
the room, were convicted of vagrancy
in tin1 corporation court jiestcrday morn
iug. They were each fined *5. the fine
being suspended upon their promise to
leave town, which they will do on the
early train this morning. It could not
found that they had smuggled opium
into the United States, therefore no
charge of any kind could be made against
them for having an outfit in their pos
session.
The owners of the house had no knowl
edge that an outfit was in their home,
and knew nothing of it until the oflieers
seized the pipe and other items. The
voting men came here about a month
ago and claim they are from Oklahoma
City. The elder admitted that he was
addicted to the habit “of hitting the
pipe” and had been a victim of it four
years. The other young man had tried
it a few times, but not enough to make
him a victim of the habit.
They gave their names as Willie Janies
and Harry Jones.
A machine that threshes grain* as it
stands inn field has ben invented by
Kansan.
SERI WILL GET
ADRIATIC SEAPORT
AMBASSADORIAL CONFERENCE OF
GREAT POWERS RECOGNIZE SER
MAS RIGHT TO PORT. AND AL
I! A NIA N INI) EI * E N1) E N<' E.
DECLARED THAT TFRKS WILL NOT
TREAT WITH GREECE, EVEN IF
GREECE SHOT'Ll) SIGN ARM IS
TICE.
(lift Axxoriatrd Pros*.)
London-, Dec. 20.—The Ambassadorial
conference of the six great powers agreed
today on the autonomy of Albania and ;l
commercial port on the Adriatic for Ser
via. The conference then adjorned until
i after Christmas. Peace delegates aecom
I plished nothing of a formal nature. It
| is declared now that the Turks will not
treat with Greece even if the Greeks
should sign the armistice.
GINNED BEFORE DECEMBER.
(lift Axxoriatrd Prrxx.)
Washington. D. C.. Dec. 20.—Cotton
ginned prior to December amounted to
r2.424.s52 bales, according to the census
bureau's seventh ginning report, includ
ling 75.772 round bales, and Sea Island.
5S.no| bales. Ginning by states:—
Alabama . 1.222.22C
Arkansas . 700.874
Florida . 52.822
Gerogia .. 1.000.899
Louisiana . 204.112
Mississippi . 884.992
North Carolina . 820.249
Oklahoma . 904.247
South Carolina . 1.127.480
Tennessee . 221.241
Texas . 4.270.540
All other states . 77.800
Sen Island:—
Florida . 19.505
Georgia . 24.527
South Carolina . 4.702
GOVERNMENT OF CANAL ZONE.
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I /iff Axxoriatrd Prrxx.)
Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 20.Whether the
time is now’ opportune to establish cLyiJ
government in the canal zone is the pur
ix>se of President Taft's visit to Panama
he announced here tonight, it being the
first explanation given of his trip. lie
said. “I expect to issue an order creat
ing a new government in the dial zone if
I find conditions warrant it."
TIIE MARKET REPORT.
Kansas City. Mo.. Dee. 10.—Cattle re
eeipts. 10.000, including 400 Southerns:
southerns, steers. $-4.75 and $7.40.
Hogs Receipts, 4.000; steady to strong
Sheep -Receipts. 1.000, steady.
--
Fort Worth. Dec. 20.—Cattle receipts
1,800; beef steers slow and lower. $5.50
and $7.50.
I Hogs Receipts. 1.500. 5 cents lower,
top. $7.50.
Sheep—Receipts, 020. steady.
COTTOX.
New Orleans. La.. Dec. 20.—Cotton fu
tures closed barely steady at decline. 1 '
ito 21 points. Spot cotton quiet 1-8 off.
I WHILE IN THE VALLEY I
DON’T FAIL TO VISIT g
c7WISSI0N
Elevation, 14o feet. I
Irrigation, unexcelled. |
Drainage, natural. |
WE PROVE IT.
To be the most progressive, high* |
Sly developed, prosperous, thriv- $
ing proposition in the Lower Rio y
Grande Valley. g
A oersonal investigation will con- p
I vince you of the greater advan- |
tages and opportunities offered. 1
MISSION UNO IMPROVEMENT COMPANY
MISSION, TEXAS |
JOHN J. CONWAY i
President if Sole Owner
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CITY STREET PAVING
IN COURT NEXT
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PROPERTY OWNERS QUESTION
RIGHT OF CITY COUNCIL TO TAX
THEM AND DECLARE THE ORDI
NANCE UN<'(INSTITUTIONAL.
IIOMSETEAD LAW CITED—WILL
NOT SUBMIT CASE TO COUNCIL
LATTER TO PROCEED TO GET
PAYING NOTES SIGNED.

j
j Giving Him* reasons for action of
thirty-four property owners in the pav
ing districts protesting against assess
iTents for improvements in front of their
property, Imt stating that he withheld
several oilier bases for the protest lx*
;cause >f tin* fact that he was uncertain
jas to them. Attorney Harvey Davenport
at the hearing before tin* city council last
night caused a sudden cessation of pro
ceedings. The meeting adjourned liefore
jit had hardly started, and it is probable
that when next heard of. the city's pav
• ing matters will be in the courts.
Mr. Davenport first questioned the au
thority of the council to pass on the
rights of the propery owners, which tin
mayor admitted. He said in the second
I place, that the ordinance* upon which the
council based its paving procedure is un
constitutional. The third obstacle that he
I cited was the* homestead law.
Mr. Davenport gave the* council little
to do. and after talking to it a minute at
the* most, it was eleciele*d that all that
could lx* done was to adjourn, which was
promptly elone*. Judge W. E. Hawkins
representing the paving company, asked
Mr. Davenjwirt. who at first did not give
an inkling as to the nature of the* prei
t«*sts, if he* would state any reasons. Mr
Davenport then outlines! the* reasons
with the e*xception of some of the* correct
ne*ss of which lie was uncertain, and
which he therefore hesitated to give.
Representatives of the paving company
attended the hearing with the expectation
that they would learn the nature* of the
pre>te*sts which the projmrty owners in
teneleel to (‘liter, but were forced to leave
with little* light on the subject. Then
are* ‘‘tip in the air’’ as to the situation
TTfTft truiu irhat can be learned it is
doubtful if any more paving*Vill lx* done
until the paving company find where
they stand. The*y have not yet accepted
the paving certificates which the* abut
ting property owners are to give for pav
ing already done.
From Mr. Davenport’s atttitude it was
gathered that the* property owners would
carry their protests to the courts at the
projx*r time, and would not bring up their
cases before the* council for disposal by
that body. So far as the council is eon
ce*rne*d. the hearing is entirely closed and
it will probably next proee*eel to obtain
the* signatures of the property owners to
the* paving certificates, or notes, in pay
ment for the improvements made.
Whether or not the council can forcel
the objecting preqierty owners to pay foi
the improvements maile* is a matter which
|from all indications, will be fought out
jin the courts.
The projierty owners who have listed
as protesting on the elate set for the
hearing. December 14. follow: II. A. and
J. A. Mstlthy. Jose (Vlaya. W. F. Den
nett. Mary Waltgenbach. Mrs. M. E. Vi
vier. A. I\ Rarreda. F. Lo|x*z. e*state* of
F. Thielen, estate of F. Yturria. estate of
S. Celaya. Mrs. A. C. Truwit. Mrs. A
Lorber. Mrs. E. C. Forto. Mrs. C. Yuitton
net. M. Resteiro. Mrs. L. E. Wreford. A.
Rollack. Mrs. S. Ashheim. First Nation
al Rank, John Young. E. 1*. Comlx*. C
I*. Rarreda. John R. McAllen and son
E. L. Hicks, Mrs. Jas. A. Rrowne. Albert
A. Rrowne. estate of Mrs. Sander. Ras
ilio Garcia. Mrs. Julia P. ele Resteiro.
Valentin Gnvito. J. Resterio & Rro.. E. G.
Fernandez, and J. L. George*.
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Tlu*re will also lx* other pro|>ertv own
ers in the list it is expect eel. The* list
given ente*red on the day se*t for he*aring.
December It. and after their name*s wore
re*orded bv the council the* hearing was
(•loseel to all other projierty owners. How
jever. at the jxistponed lmaring We*diie*s
day afternoon additional names were sub
mit ted by the attorneys, but were stricken
from the list by the council because thev
were not in the list that ajqx*are*«l on the
14th. the legal day for jirotests.
CHARGED WITH PERJURY.
_
Jim Phillip, a Svrian. was given a
hearing beforee* United States Comission
je*r Wm. J. Russell yesterday afternoon on
! a charge alleging perjury. Tie was held
over to the grand jury on lxmd in the
sum of $100. Phillip is allege*d to have
given jierjured evidence in a hearing lx*
fore Immigration Insjx*etor S. R. Hop
kins in the case* of Alexander Abraham
j also a Syrian, who is an alien. The tes
, timony in Abraham’s case has lx*en sent
ito the* Department of Commerce and La
j lx»r to be passed on.
DIAMOND MERCHANT
FOUND MURDERED
BODY OF .T. II. LOCUE FOUND IN
HIS OFFICE. WITH SEVENTEEN
KNIFE WOUNDS, AND PISTOI
BULLET IN SHOULDER.
BELIEVED THAT WOMAN WAS AC
COMPLICE IN CRIME, AS IIE WAS
CACHED WITH PIECE OF RIB
BON.
(By Associated Press.)
C'hincAfio. Ills., Dec. HO.—A mystery
surrounds tin* brutal murder today of J
II. Logue. diamond merchant, found dead
in his office with seventeen stab wound.*
in his laxly and a pistol bullet in hi*
j shoulder. Logue was responsible for son
.teiicing diamond tlieives many years ago
| and it is thought revenge may have bee
the motive, although a woman is suspect
j 1
ed hi complicity in tin* plot, as In* was
‘gagged with a piece of black ribbon.
Whether robbery entered into the crinit
is not known.
The office safe was found unlocketf
but there were bloody finger prints am'
a bloody rag inside.
Chicago. Dec. 2ft.—Twelve hours aftei
.1. II. Logue. a diamond merchant had
.been murdered within a block of Cliica
[go’s busiest street corner in the most bru
tal manner known in local police history,
i four were arrested for the crime. Oik
is Claud Stratton, escaped from the Ohi<
penitentiary. The names of the otliei
[three, two men and one woman, are not
revealed by the police.
SCHOOLS CLOSE FOR HOLIDAYS.
With special exercises in several of the
grades, and with a Christmas cantata
land Santa Claus in Miss Clara Belle
Smith’s the fourth grade, the publb
schools closed yesterday for the Christ
mas holidays.
Secretary C. M. fiarza of the school
board stated yesterday afternoon that
the re-opening date of the schools has
|lieen set for Thursday. January 2. This
[was agreed upon by members of tin
lioard yesterday afternoon. ___
j The Incarnate Word Academy and otliei
iCatholic schools also closed vesterdav foi
I
the holidays.
TAFT CONORATULATS SOUTH.
St. Augustine, Dec. 20.—In a speech
here tonight the President congratulat
jed the South on the election of Wilson,
and predicted nation-wide prosperity un
der the new administration. Taft said:
‘*1 congratulate you on tin* prospect that
in this aministration to come South and
North may be brought more closely to
get her and the South may have a widei
influence because of the success of tin
democratic party.”
FORECAST.
East Texas—Fair in the north, local
rains in south portion Saturday; Sunday
fair.
West Texas—Fair Saturday and Sun
day.
SLOWLY CROWS THE FUND FOR
CHARITY.
A box of clothing, contributed by II.
jGrunewald, including ten cassimere coats
and vests for men. was the largest dona
tion received by the cahrity eommitte*
yesterday. A large, warm woolen com
fort contributed by some gentlemen
whose name has lieen inadvertantly mis
laid, and $l.r>ft in cash given by T. R
Tomlinson, completes yesterday’s re
ceipts.
Welcome additions these to the slowh
growing fund for the house of shelter foi
the poor and suffering ones in our midst
The thought of the warmth and conifer*
which they will bring to some of thosf
who would suffer when the biting cold
comes again, but for these benefactions
will lie ample reward for the generous
donors.
It is hoped that, as our jienple awaker
gradually to a realization of the din
need of so many of the poor Mexicans
they will respond in greater numbers t«
the call. If all could but know how
many deaths have occurred among thesi
poor people since the winter began, and
could realize that poverty—dire, unrelent
ing poverty—is the chief cause of all thi
suffering, probably all of us would Ik
eager to include a few at least of tin
sufferers in the list of our Christina)
giving.
Just a dollar or two out of the sum
spent for gifts, for people who generall
do not need them, if given to that littl<
shelter for the poor on Fourth street
would hardly lie missed by the donors am
yet would add so much Christmas cheei
to the lot of those needy ones.
Have you given—and you?
MAYOR COLE 10 ASK
FOR A NEW HEARING
ATTOBXEYS EXPECT TO FILE M<>
TIOX TODAY WOBK X1C11T A X I *
DAY TO BE BEADY BEFORE
COFBT AD.IOFBXS.
IX EVENT XFAY TBIAL is xot
CBAXTED THE CASE WILE BE
TAKEX OX FP TO THE IIICII
EB COFBTS.
Attorneys for tile respondent. Mayor
A. B. Cole, in the city election eases,
upon which Judge W. B. Hopkins Thurs
dny afternoon handed down a verdict P
Hie effect that the municipal election was
; void, will not take advantage of tin
twenty days allowed by law in which to
tile a motion for a new trial. Attorneys
B. B. Creager and Cordon Boone an
preparing tin* motion, and will submit
it to Judge Hopkins for a decision this
morning.
in an effort to tile the motion before
the adjournment ot this term of the dis
trict court, today being the last day of
the session. Attorneys Boone and Creag
er were engaged the entire day yesterday
jam! last night in the effort to have tin
motion prepared for submission this
morning. They were also engaged in go
ing through the court stenographer's
notes to gather the exceptions of which
thev gave notice when the decision wa>
! •
| made Thursday afternoon.
In the event that a new trial is not
granted, the case will be appealed to tin j
higher courts. It the case goes to tin
highr courts, as is exjiected. it is not pro
liable, according to information obtained
that a decision will he had in the next
six months.
Pending a decision from the higher
'coutts. the personnel of tile cit.\ adminis
Itratiou will remain as it is at present.
: MEXICO MUSI GIVE
state department i aimiitity
PKEPAK1 N<« NOTE OF KEPEKSEX
TAT ION TO MEN ICO OEM AN01 NO*
PEOTE« TION FOR AM EE IVANS.
DEMAND AEISES FROM FACT THAT
MEXICAN' VON HIT IONS HAVE
STEADILY CROWN WORSE SIXFK
MONTH OF SEPTEM It EE.
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( It if 1 xsnriithil /Vcvm.) *
i W\siiin'..tox, D. V.. Dee. 20. Henry
Lane Wilson. X li i lei I States Ambassador
to .Mexico, left here today for New York.
i from where lie will sail at once for .Mex
I
iro, without the expected note of repre
mentations which this government is pre
paring for the Mexican government de
niauding protection for American citizens
and property.
This action is taken as a further evi
dence of the intention of the administrn
lion to deal with this delicate and diffi
cult situation with caution. A commiiii
'nation is being prepared with the great
est care at the state department and will
be transmitted to Wilson shortly aftei
his arrival in Mexico t’ity early in dan
nary.
The deliberation with which the Fn
itcd States officials are moving is ex
petted to result in demands that will In*
unanswerable except by prompt and ade
ipiate action to fully meet the demands
of the Fnitcd States for the protection
of Xmcriean interests in N^exico. The
justification for the demand is found in
the fact that conditions have steadilv
grown worse in Mexico since the dispatch
of Secretary Knox's protest in Septem
ber. and that there has Iiihui marked
increase of brigandage, kidnapping of
Americans, and levying forced war h
by rebels on American mines and plan
tat ions.
Ii 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 ov»r four thousand population io
1 four years and today offers best location for commercial and ir>
i dustrial nterprises in Sou rawest Texas Natural advnn ages
;!'! and improvements already made insure city rf i in par Lire e
1 Ths growth and development hrvn ">*»|v *tsrr<*d
NEARLY HALE A MILLION
i i i Dollars railr< d business on St Loui-t. Brmv m.. ille and \1< xim K.nlw*'
at San Benito, in one year, ^ixiy-seven per eoi» ..rue owr • • >• /
of previous year.
Year ending April 80th 1911 19i »
Freight received 142,819 4 1 235.880 ?r
Freight forwarded 42,839.23 96.100 2!
Express received 12,339.64 15.426 23
Express forwarded 18.09s.24 19.ft?; 41
Ticket sales 31,46ft 95 43.96ft 66
jii Excess Baggage 292.25 178 7ft
Switching, storage, and
in demurrage No recoru 3,201.11
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Total Value of Business 248,030.95 414,075.65
Above represents only the amount paid to the fit. I,. 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 Ba
nito. Twenty-five thousand acres already in cultivat'on.
Intcrurban Railroad Now in Progress
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, Carricltos, I/os Indies and La PaJoma
on interurban road out of San Benito. Convenient schedule.
It will Pay you to Investigate San Benito
before engaging in farming, commercial or Industrial en erprlse* else- ,
.BENITO LAND 5 WATER L
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KO-PRES-KO-KAKE ;
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Means Profit and Economy
TO CATTLE FEEDERS: H
Call at our New Oil Mill and let us convince you.
First!5000 pounds sold to T. J. Lawson, of this city.
• "! We continue to manufacture the best ice obtainable.
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