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THE BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE, SUNDAY. OCTOBER , 1904.
11 THE DREAM Of AARON BURR REALIZED Th.-tv are f 'w H4ii!i, peilaps, h) I ii iu Him Hit un .il haiuihtti'kttTii h i.' in.- uud ilrt-ain of Aaron llurr m l i.'iiily r.iiiix u luiuulii fa Hit. Snbiuo rwr lliM.ih-U I ht uIIi'KimI Headier 1 1 i; a. .liiiin-4 Wilkinson, al n l'iu I'l'iiii'iiuut :i in-ru of iliu army ul il." I lllll-l Slllll':,, ir lilsKi in irnt, tlio Idea if Purr :ii in cNiubln.li smiii-where In Hi"' Ki:iiiliwi-Ki n republic or empire. In vlii. li lit) Viu in liuvn Im-i ii inn chief ri'liiig iplrii. iiinl iinitiinl whirl) Mexico in.. I pi.ilri.lily all I lin oi ti i ml Amoiieiiu unl' il Wfin in have liiH'n Ann Ticnll-l.-.l tin. I iuI'I.'iI in ilit proper I lino. Hurrx iiiiil.iilnii In Hi In direction ft i -ins in li;ui been ill., twofold re- (till or ihiIiiIi'uI iliKiiiiiMilitinii'iil iiihI a it. ire f ir I'i'Vi line. Ii could Hoi be .itv ori nl his l-illl I It lit lie Intend. 'd to tlnruiti (lio American union ly nuy M't-lii art Hun could In. called overt. I nl on (lie contrary in I'siahllsh iiii Icil.'p' mli lit ;i i-l linn lit III the south- v.-:l mil of forclun loirrilo:y. to .!:l li. under tin' ronilllloiix l In ii ex I iiiiK in Iho Mississippi valley. Iho i kii of iho southern I mil of I In1 I niii'i KUitis would romo, iilllmnioly. The tr.'iuy of Pari. In I7M. n'ii',,l the western lionniliiry of tint 1'nited h'lali'.-s ul l hi' Mbsisslppi .Ivor, lull Sl.iilu owned i hi' territory of laiulslnun i'i Hi'm limit mi. I l Ii !h territory 'crossed Hi.' Mississippi mill tooli In n IniKo slice nf country on Its eastern bunk. In Hie i fiii y, ilu-rcforc, (iivnl Ilrlmln mi tiuiliiirity to Kuiirimioe rluht of Aim riiiin iui I'Aiil Ion on the Missis sippi river liflow her prorovoliiilimnry I iif. Hihlau the prcconKllltitionul period---i hut Is lo Riiy. from l"s:l to l.s'.i, Anifi'iciin pioneers luiil been :i.inln:jr IhioitKh the passes lllnl wilier p.ips of the AllfKhfliles mill scllliug l:i the fcrl'le valleys or what Is now Tciiuokki o mill Kentucky. These peo ple were not adventurous si natters. I. nl were iiclnal millers, who came villi i heir ax ami hue lo build homes, rleiir farms, subdue the wilderness o"il ii. ilne lime mlil ne.v stars lo the Amer Iran eonsiellailon. whlrh they hail In hied in make beyond iho mountains. "lies.' valleys became ipiito popular? anil an Immense nmoiiiit of proilueo of varloiis Minis was made ready each year by the colonist.. There was but line ninrlicl for all this region, and lli.il. was New Orleans, tlie Spanish ti.wn nl the mouth of I he Mississippi river. New Orleans, though small, vns si ill a Rreat entrepot for vessels fioin Ibe eastern shores of the United .Si. -lies, as well as various other parts nl Hi,, world, and through 11 nil the iiuflio or Iho Mississippi valley must ji: r-'ti or perforce taleo the lonir, tedious and dangerous route over the Alle gheny mountains to Iho cities on the Atlantic seaboard. Realising Iho con dition of Ihings mid noting possibly through a spirit of revenge the Spanish Covernor of New Orleans laid a eon lii.calnry embargo upon all American ti.iiiiiierci. or trnfila that, camp from I he territory up t he river. The effect, ol this embargo win to paralyze trade and retard development, of all hinds in 111" .Mississippi valley, because il. vas from New Orleans thai, those poo ph) got -their supplies and to New Or lians Hint t.hey soil llieir produce. A protest was placed before. Con-f-ress with Ibe reqnosl. 1 lint Spain bn made to raise the embargo at New Orleans. For some reason not definitely un derstood. Congress paid Utile atten tion to the mailer, and. to make mnl ti is worse, John .lay. who was nf that jii r if ul American minister nl Madrid, actually entered iiuo a I real y with Spain, by iho terms of which the Tailed Stales agreed to nhondon all claims to the right of free navigation at the mouth or Mm Mississippi for a period of lwenly-flv.5 years. The report of thi proposed treaty fill like a thunder boll, upon (he sol tiers of the Tennessee) and Kentucky remit ry. who saw n its fulfillment i:l I or ruin to tlioir hopes and homos I up this money saving chance of a life time. If you expert 1o need anything n our lino in tho next fix months 1uv it Tuesday tho day we knock the bottom out of rixk lx.imm pric 1 TUESDAY, OCT. 11 E. L W1L Mid uliiiiial.t abandonment nf the great valley In which ih.-y luul M-nlc.1 their K.irpriktt ipiickly ert-w to a uiur l iar I'liu and loud. If Hid I'liued ,"(ihIi eovernmenl i fiih.-d In )rtttH-l tin t llieim in the pursuit of "life, liberty ami liappliiehii," hy not lixik flKfwb.'rf: Thai wns tho uuehilon, ami thoso hardy pioneer were not a bit mill I menial in It m solution. To iidil in hoiu illttlculiitu, SiianiFb au-iiln luul been nmoiiK I he pooplo from II11111 lo tlui no iloiiht Indium I In-in a far aa they dnreil to Join their fiiriuni'i with the Spanish aovcrn mi lit In the South and Southwest. For a cn-at tnaster Milrlt that could friui-ni illhciud in the MLshlHsitipl vnl ley ami I.11II1I up revidutloti In the dis tant Sinithwi! tinies iin.l ro.nlltions -err propitlotiH. Aaron llurr haw the r.,iori unity ami anoil necordlngly. Leaving New o-U in iho autumn f.f lsiis llurr set his face westward and Anally arrived ut the resilience tf Herman ltlfiinorhasKott, on an Is land In the Ohio river. From there lie proceeded southward, visiting both Henry I'lny and (ion. Jackson on the v.av nml ultimately arriving at the hi adipuirtors of (Jen. Wilkinson nl or nnr New Orleans, Having held a con ft rence wlih (Jen. Wilkinson, flurr pro- (leileii on his ret 11 -n 10 Illennerlias silt's Islnnd. A short time after his arrival It was reported that extensive prepara tions were going on In the neighbor hood of the Island lor some kind of military exploit down I ho river. In the meantime llurr had purchas ed from Huron do llastrop 4011,11110 acres of hind hot ween the Qunehlta i:nd Mississippi rivers, in what Is now orehoiise, West Carroll and Richard parishes, In North Louisiana, as a plac,. of rendezvous for all the Im mense hosts ho thought to gather around him when the proper lime nr r.vod lo cross into the Mexican prov ince of Texas thai Iny Just across the river from Iho pl.iro of rendezvous. From certain events and circum stances connected with that, period of t'nio, as well ns wh.it has since trans pired, it is almost certain that Oen. Wilkinson fully understood the plans ol Iturr and intended to co-operate with him when the time arrived. C'crln'n events which had transpired in Knsl Texas just prior to the visit of llurr to Now Orleans had served to p'.noo the suspicious Spanish govern ment on its guard, as a consequence of. which the garrison;! at Nacogdoches mil other points had boon strengthen ed and the commandant given strict oiders to watch every movement of the Americans oast of ;ho Sal:no river. !n 17!)7 Philip J. Nolan had organ ized an expedition at Natchez, on the Mississippi river, mid entered Texas, lor tlio ostensible purpose of captur ing wild horses, but It was discovered that Nolan was making a map of the eonnlry and collecting valuable data. Accordingly' ho and his men were sur rounded by tho Spaniards and sum moned to "surrender. Nolan refused, and in the fight that followed was kill ed. His men were carried in chains to Mexico, where-they all - died- -in dungeons. The rumor of Tiurr's movements hn.l reached the Spanish authorities and. fearing that, he had designs upon Texas, (Ion. Herrerra and Clovei-nor Cordero at the head of 1.200 Spanish soldiers wore dispalched to the Sabine river with, further orders to proceed as far east' as Natchitoches, on R.trt river, if necessary. Hearing of this movent in' I he Kniled Stales government ordered fioii. Wilkinson at Now Orleans to also proceed to the Sabine, take up his po sition there and repel tho crossing tf Hie Spaniards. There is no doubt that the quick action of the Spaniards in marching a! once to the threatened point, entirely upsol Iho possibility nf Durr and Wil kinson acting in harmony in the We will make thefollowing dis counts for this day and for Cash only: CUTLERY Rogers' IXL Razors, Scissors, H11 Razors, Straps Ktc. BUILDERS' HARDWARE Yah; Locks. Padlocks, Sash Cord, CARPENTERS' TOOLS iSTOVES AND RANGES Duck's Quick Meal, H- ating Stoves, Oil Stoves. HUNTING SUITS 10 PERCENT Leggings, Came ISags all Hunting Acremirica. SHOT GUNS, RIFLES AMMUNITION MILL AND OIL WELL SUPPLIES NAILS - SON 1 Hatilibhllicllt of I hi) rfiiuihvkfbleru IV 'iiitilitv So, wiiVoul being ahltt lii confer with llurr, who wan Mimewhero In ill luirih. WillianiMiii k.'i 0111 from New OiUuiia and, having himled al Vi'cM tiM-hea, prtM-eeiletl in march hla M'tdieri to Ibe Habine, A few mile wen of Naieloiocht 1 and near where ibe town nl Kiiih-IIiic now htainU. the advance guaid nf '.h two armies nu t and. a:i iho Am 'liiani routlnuf.l In advance, iho Sp-nu ird fill back ami nuik imst on iho weft lank nf tho Sabine. The. Amerieiinii reaelu-.l the rive" hue in tho evening a- l wont h.to ramp on the east bank. 1 lie nrni.'d loud ut the. I'lilted Sillies and Spuln thus .eiirnuiitil each other, mil If I'xikci! nf If war was Inevlt.oile. Hut during iho nlglit Wilklnsin siimiuonetl Herrerra to cross iho river and repair to 'lis tout on ImpurUnt iiu.-uicHH matters Herrerra did so. and enrly tho next morning. Oct. 2. isnfi. fion. Wilkinson bulled orders to counter inarch til Nat h'toelies. DuriiiK the night a tienty hnd been ntered Into between Wilkinson and Herrerra, by Iho terms of which nil the territory between the Sabine river ami the Arroyo Hondo v.ns to he considered noiiiral ground and neither to he claimed nor (coupled by tho rniteil Slates nnr Spain till a dillnlle houmlry treaty could bo ar ranged between the two countries. The Arroyo Hondo Js a largo crook thai rises north of Natchitoches and flows Into the Rod river. The continu ation of this line Rlnce hns boon under stood as being Calcasieu river from Its source to where It empties into I.nke Calcasieu, and thence Into tho fiulf of Mexico. The neutral ground therefore In cluded all of Sabine, Natchitoches and Vernon parishes and a large part of Calcasieu and Cameron vast area of country which, thus abandoned by nil authority, became at once tho most proline breeding ground for crime of any country perhnps on earth at that time. It was a verllalilo "No man's T.nnd' It: which criminals high and low from tho Culled States and Mexico sought and found safe refuge, fiiiitornz. the celebrated Mexican revolutionist, lived there quite awhile, and nssisted Limit. A. W. Magoo in organizing tho famous republican army of the North In 1812. This wns tho first attempt on the part of Americans to wrest Texas from Mexico and establish a free govern ment In place of despotism. And this attempt wns organized in tho neutral ground, in the present Stale of Louisi ana. In addition to tho treaty entered into between .Wilkinson and Herrerra. Il hns since been ascertained that Herrerra, on his own authority, and without waiting to consult his govern ment, agreed to pay Wilkinson $300, 000 if tho latter would use his Influence ii. thwarting the designs of P.urr. The offer wns accepted and $120,000 l-i cash paid at once. Waller Hurling wns sent by Wilkinson to Mexico In get the remaining $IS(l,00(l. There is an old-time legend connected with Hurling's mission to Mexico that is si ill remembered by pooplo now liv ing in East Texas. It. is to tho effect that Hurling received tho .money, which was all In coin, and on his re turn trip was followed by robbers. On reaching the Atteiync river, a small stream in Nacogdoches County, Texas, find seeing he whs nbout to lie over taken, ho throw the money into tho river, making, ns well as lime would permit, a rough map of tho locality. Ho then escaped and finally reached .chitoehes. In 1840 Dr. John R. Sparks nf Nacog doches hired a number of hands and having turned tho course of tho At loyac at tho place where the treasure vas supposed to have boon buried, so! to work digging in t..o dry bed. When r.hout. twenty-flvo foot below the sur face he struck an old-time Spanish pack saddle in a good state of repair. 'tilling else was found, however, and the search was finally abandoned. PAY 20 rl'-K CKNT tellers' Tools, Star Safety . 13 PER CENT Etc. 15 PER CENT 10 VEH CENT 10 PER CENT 3 PER CENT T ''R CENT 5 PER CEN1 HARDWARE COMPANY... letter, luur the mine place, a pair of I limine copper bull" mold hatu lut-u luiiiid. Thet nv ' d arw nf foreign I iiiMhit are very anihiiuutl in npx'r- iiifti ami win, niol'l twenty four built-in ai 0110 Hint), 1 no nmi.u wt-iyii nvc jnuuiU. Wilkinson returned in New Orleaiu ami a hori lime atierar. llurr was iint'it'i 011 a i-htirge of cHiiiMpiriiiK niini.ua Iho government of the I'liiied Mutes. His mlieiiie dii-il from lb hour that Wilkinson and Herrerra ticl. tlie secret conference on iho bank of I he Saliine, mid t ' fulliil ll.i doubt rough the fact f uniiuon's do feel lull. f III 1HI3 the l'uiilrSi!iii and Spain set tied their boiioiyy diffcri-ucca In the Southwest, bu( till litis day the absolute KtutiiH of hinds In iho neiitrul ground has not Iwen deiurmluetl ito fur as perfect 'trtlii' Is oinirernod-. Tho city of HuHtrop, in Moorehouso parish. Is on Iho land ihai Durr pur chasud I roin Huron do Unsirop. The 11 1. mo and family if (ion. Williljifo.i hi Hirangely connected with pioneer eiiterptlse and an vent uro In. Kasi Texas. r. .lames Img, who cnndueled an rxpodJtloti to Texas in IK lit nud estnh li.shod beaibiuaiiers at Nacogdoeliei, i.uh a nephew of in. 1. i..ninson, hav ing married .iihb Jane Wilkinson when ih wns only fiurteeu years old. Mrs. ong Journeyed to Icxns from Tennes see to join her husband while ho wis ni Nacogdoches, and most of tho trip was ninie ou horse back. SAN ANTONIO'S GREAT FAIR. This Year It Will Surpass An Former Ones, Judge Charles M. Hnines, who Is it presenting the San Antonio Interna tional Fair which wii. ho hold from October 22 to November 2, was among tin arrivals in Heaiiniont yesterday evening. He cnllod on the Enterprise '1 stated that .-.b year will eclipse nl former fairs hold in . as. There will bo a greater number and variety of exhibits gathered from all over Texas and sitne of them from the Mexican republic, numerous attrac tions from nil over the United States have boon secured. Among tnoso are some which have formed Interesting objects at the St. Louis World's Fair. Prominent among the latter are Helen Mav Hutler's military bund and orches tra comprised of CO very pretty wirtuen. Everyone of them is a talented musl elr.n and riuita a number of them are soloists. This band furnishes superb melody and will be a very jiopular at tiactlon at San Antonio. Pain's Fireworks is another of the attractions which has been drawing targe crowds at the Louisiana Pur chase which will bo at tho San An tonio Fair during its entire 12 days season. The destruction of the an cient city, Pompeii, will bo depicted hi a very realistic and vivid manner which will prove very thrilling. The railways have granted lower tales than ever from all Texas points which will rcsuiL in securing nn 1111 precedentoclly large attendance foim all over the state, Beaumont, included, this city always sending a considerable' centigont to e'njeyy the sights at the sunset city's great show. Tho rail ways have likewise granted a $10 Mund trip rate frnni"Stl Louis to San Antonio and return which doubtless will take a groat many visitors to San Antonio nnd other Texas citlos, tln?se visitors oemiing from many of tho lifirlhcrn nnd eastern slates. While hero Mr. Harnes ea.'led nn the ChambeT of Cemimorco and in the name of the direeleiry of the San An t nio International Fair Association vifod the business meui of Heaiiniont through the Chamber of Commerce te P'.'ice an exhibit eif the manufactures and industries of Heaiiniont nl. tho San Ai'temio Interna. .ouu. Fair. This will afford an opportunity of advertising Hi annum! of which tho Chamber of Commerce should avail itsedf. There are many manufactures and industries hero which need such ex ploitation. No better place in Texas ceiuld bo chosen than flio San Antonio Fair. RULES FOR CAR PER DIEM. No Radical Changes to Be Reported to American Railway Association. It is understood that no radical changes In the present per diem rules and the rules governing tho use and detention eif freight cars will bo re ported to the American Railway As sociation at its next somi annual meed ing. Last winter there was talk of increasing the perdiem and rtonnlty charges, hut nothing: was proposed at the spring meeting. At present these charges are 20 oe-nls a day and, $1 day per car after :!0 days. In tho beginning, the substitution of per diem for mileage was an experi ment. It has since proved the merit of the change. An advancement In the charges was urged during the ex perimental porieid. The system Is now regarded as on a permanent foot ing of operation and It Is believed no ftirlhe-r charges will lie suggested. It wag suggest.! recently that the matter of penalizing a road for hold Inc a ear ho made automatic Instead of reeptiring the owners of the car to notify the road using the car that It had Ikh-h held the ;;ei days. It was dcvlrrd by some to make the penalty effect ivo without snr notice. This met. how'-ver. with the Ktntenient if.a a road Minuld If snffir letiily In teret.td in Its impment to notify an-othe-r road hul'line Its cars, and th p i,ii."-t to mak'' the penalty automat ic nn turned don. "The Village Parson." Th's h trhly iiii-r-stiri play ha ln in'- ting nth rft nrc-f I ro'itho'it tin- country, and trui'b t;i-- and fvr-bl- r.nim't !. '-n let,"l i."n It. Tl- pl' i v.'i .iini"-i hnd 'h- hra"'T ! ii.i. -Iiii' le iv fitir ivd and T""' Ti'-d a plum I.I'- fnat.fi'T. t. av K put .n ii. a t"mj,ft. n m.mi the Will'. hTlir l at.d li-'.t a-- of 11' l'"t l.ii THrt f..'l 'ii I iti'l "It,.- Vi ikr- Psfiti" I" Mi.- .f tb- t-fi-i- liim if t),e y.r. 1 V H'f'.fKt: i ). '-.. - :li . ffi p. ;' ifi t.i.; t -f -i td i.'. trt'iory tif ul' 1 ' - f-i'-l lt A J- r. KATHAH f.ELt IT TO ttil. THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET. For President: ALTON II. PARKISIl. For Vice President: 11HNRY O. DAVI8. State and District. For Congress: M. h. BROOCKS. For Governor: S. W. T. LANHAM. For Lieutenant-liovernor: (JKO. D. NEAL. For Comptroller: JOHN V. STIifMISNS. For State Treasurer: john w. uonniN.a. Feir Com. (len'l Land (Jlllce: J. J. TKRRI2LL. For Attorn Oeutral: : ., . For Supt. - Public Instructhm: K. II. COUSINS. For Railroad Cftrai"i"i""" ALLISON MAYFIICLD For Associate Jus. Supreme CL: T. J. IIROWN. ror Judge Ct. Criminal Ains als: M. M. MRO)K?t. For Assoclnto Jus. Ct. Civil Appeals: It. A. PLEASANTS. Fer Represe-nllvo: WALTKR A. MYRICK. For District Judge; U II. HICHTOWER, Jr. For County Judge: D. P. WHEAT. For Cewnty Attorney: C. W. 1IOWTI1. For District Ch rs: B. ltOYKIN. Sr. For County Clerk: HAL O. LAND. For Sheriff: R A3 LANDRY. For Tai Colh-ctWt R D. KENT. 101 i Asww: 8. W. PIPKIN. Fer County TranrT: JACK COWARD. rer CohtiIt Snrv'-ytr: Gl .S FALKENP.ERO. Teir Cf Fnt. Pul.lte Innjeliosi; M. W M'KiliT. F'ir J,i' "f th ?': II E SHOHERS. PV HOLMES. For C'n,Tii'''', : V ALLY EASTHAM. lor CfAtifubt: H r. iiomjer. to ti t,d J'dmB f'r "'-! ni t-t. Hmr !t 'I'liKtM- 1'i. aft il ll l J.-llT-4 1' ai IC-f .1 SZAHIR'S BOOK STORE WHOLESALE AND RETAIL STATIONERS OPPOSITE POST OFFICE, . . . 1 j BEAUMONT, , TEXAS. Country orders respectfully soli cited and promptly executed. THE ENTERPRISE JOB PRINTING OFFICE IF " Fully prepared to do any and all kinds of Job Work. - Lowest rates andthebest work guaranteed. .1 Both Phones 93 Phone us and we'll Fifty varb-tb" .f airriciiltnral iro-diw-U ar hon In tb Teta, -hiMt In tli- P!- f Arr'f n!tiir- at th WirHd'i Fair. Tl ii l rt tn'v. of ih- rations r-r'-'"t'''-. hi'h arnnly miM r-tr. Tli divi.ly iti'ln'1'n tb- i mi -tropical ifrtcl of ri'-. uirsr. tot.ei and ntn. a melt a all f-nut W t''t rro in the nortb'-ro -ifimi-. A f-ri. i--tlm f a iwttilar tr'-',,i v-r d it ilol'i"'d 'a '" N'nh Carolina tci-ti'iii of t- Pl'-- IS NOW OPEN "' ' 1 .7 nd do the rest. E,. F. McCOMAS, Manager. FuriHttry, Fih and Came at te Virld'a Fair. It. diam-tT Iimii (V.liinil.im divnovetd AtiM-rlea a h'mmii fiv tn'li.n. It is now Mr than that many f.L Tyird and Ijwly Ala ." I to w r-- r-d t"r 1 1. tti'tn if Lillian i u-f and Jia "raic. iia in" ll'S'Jir ,-F.m k cnimny. ttrtotxT J, and VM" V. .titl.iM-y .n app-ar durma ti.s f:!-- k. a Annaiid ia "Cam ll'-." nh fyitii- Tliaii Laatua ia lh- tJ tk rol.