BROWNSVILLE DAILY HERAL
VOL. XV. NO 47.
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 1906.
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Corpus Christi, Texas.
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n "THEY MUST GO"
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these Straws have been Smashed to
Smithereens. Hats 50c and up now 25c.
t& "THEY HAVE BEEN HERE
? 4 LONG ENOUGH"
'f 'saU and must now make way for the fine line
"7 of felt and wool hats soon due to arrive.
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ARSENAL AT POST
WAS FORCED OPEN
Probably a Diabolical Plot Was
Two Soldiers and One in Civilian Dress
Caught Forcing the Lock Ran
Away Before Alarm Could
What was very probably a diabol
ical plot against Brownsville was
frustrated at Fort Brown on Satur
day-morning about three o'clock,
- fi.Vu&PxlrZ5Ti&Tr wWcaughALnjhe
act of forcing open the door of the
arsenal. Teamster Forster, who oc
cupies quarters about thirty feet
from the arsenal, was awakened at
the hour named by a peculiar noise.
On looking out to 'discover its.
cause, he saw three men at the ar
senal door which they were in the
act of forcing open. Two were in
soldieis' uniform and one in civilian
attire. This Mr. 'Forster says he
can testify to, but could not say
whether the men were negroes or
whites- Mr. Forster called out
asking what they were about, and
the three men immediately ran
away. He then called to the guard,
but received no reply. He then
examined the door, which is very
heavy, and found that the lock had
been broken off aud the outer door
forced open sufficiently to admit
his arm. He notified the guard of
what had happened, but the men
who had attempted to force the
door were evidently frightened and
did not return.
In corroboration of Mr. Forster's
story, the officers at the post admit
that the lock was forced off the ar
senal door Friday night, being
found 2t some distance from the
arsenal, near the lagoon, on Satur
day. Was it a plott After the recent
experience of Brownsville with the
negro soldiers and the hatred which
the latter had for Brownsville, it is
not difficult to believe that the ac
tion of these three men was part of
a diabolical plot against the town.
The fact of its occurring only a
tew hours previous to the time set
for their departure shows that it
was doubtless some of the negro
soldiers who either desired to. get
ammunition or powder from the
arsenal. It is not to be supposed
for a moment that any of the white
soldiers who had just arrived were
at such a trick. It is hardly likely
that they were after the Gatling
gun, as that is dismantled and be
sides it could not have been fired
without the entire post being
awakened. But there is powder,
plenty of it in the post, and it is
not beyond possibility, not an im
probable surmise, to suppose that
the object of those three men was
to secure gunpowder and use it to
blow up some of the buildings in
the town- There must have been
some diabolical plot afoot, and
Brownsville doubtless had a nar
row escape from further outrage,
through the timely appearance of
Farmers Cotton Mills.
If farmers want to heip them
selves; and be placed in an inde
pendent situation as far as they
can be, in handling their cotton,
they should see to it that cotton
mills are built ail over the cotton
growing section It the tarmers
are interested in the ownership of!
cotton mills, they will get both the
profit of production and manu
facture "of cotton. That is the way
to make the thing profitable to the
producer. Shermau Register.
A man has a lot of fun being a
pessimist if he is rich and healthy I
intertainment Tendered to
Fine fish and Oyster Dinner Followed
By Sail Out to the Pass. Special
Train to Town Last Night.
According to the program for
the entertainment of Congressman
Garner Senator Willacy and the
other prominent democrats who
attended the conventions here, an
excursion to Point Isabel was
tendered to them yesterday by the
citizeTr: :aV cecial car was at
tached to the train tor" tths. .party,
and a baud was taken along to
enliven the trip with music. Those
going on the excursion were Con
gressman Garner, State Senator
W;.llacy, Royall Givens of Corpus
Christi, Sheriff Closner, Judge
Marsh, A. E. Chavez, J. R. Ala
mia, W. B. Barton, Judge Vela
and Charles Schunior of Hidalgo,
Dr. Florence, Dr.- Thorn, L. Ko
walski, T. Crixell, V. L. Crixell,
Judge Bartlett, W. M. Ratcliffe,
Antonio Alonzo, H. Martinez, Jno.
TreviSo, John Banuon, C. F.
Elkius and James O. Bannon.
Arriving at the Point, the time
was passed pleasantly until noon,
when dinner was announced at the
Gulf Restaurant and the party sat
down to one of the finest fish and
oyster dinners ever served at Point
Isabel. The choicest products of
the waters of Laguna Madre served
in Mine Host Weller's best style
contributed to make it a feast fit for
a congressman. The menu com
prised oysters on the half shell,
broiled on a stick, scallaped
and fried, fish chowder, fish baked,
with sauce tartare, and fried fish
Fine wines made an inspirsing ac
companiment and cigars followed
the coffee. Wit and eloquence
flowed freely, making it an occasion
long to-be remembered.
A delightful sail across the bay
was enjoyed in the afternoon and
on returning to the Point another
fine repast was partaken of at the
Owing to the lateness of the
party 's return from the sail, they
missed the regular tram, and a
special went down for them, re
turning with the excursionists
about nine o'clock last night.
Secretary of War Says No Report by
Army Officer Reflects On Citizens
The following message which
was received fay Judge Bartlett Sun
day was probably sent after an in
vestigation by Senator Bailey in
response to the protest made by
citizens of Brownsville against the
misrepresentations contained in
Major Penrose's report, " in which
he made reference to the outrage
by the soldiers as a "battle -with
"Washington, D. C, Aug. 25.
To Judge John Bartlett, Browns
ville, Texas. Ainsworth, acting
secretary of war, states that no re
port made by army officers reflects
on the citizenship of Brownsville,
and that no report charges that
Fort Brown was fired on by any
one, or that the fort or the soldiers
were in any manner attackJ by
anyone, ihe report of Major Pen j
rose has been sent to the president
at Oyster Bay and is not here novv
"Command me freely and fully.
"J. W. Bails v.''
The world owes everybody a liv-
ing, but everybody must be their
JOHN N. GARNER
And State Senator Willacy Receives
Conventions Voice Sentiments of the
Democrats. Welch and Klciber Re
nominated. Canalcs and Cole
Reports of the four democratic
nominating conventions held here
Saturday afternoon would -require
too much space for publication in
detail, though each will be given
in turn as copy is received from the
various secretaries. Suffice it to
savthat the conventions, following
the will ofth"e ulomocrats of the
15th. Congressional, 23rd "Sijnatnr
ial, 95th. Representative and 28th.
Judicial districts, as expressed in
the primaries, by nominating the
respective candidates endorsed in
In the 15th 'Congressional con
vention, presided over by Chair
man J. B. Wells, with L. Kowalski
as secretary, Hon. John N. Garner
was nominated for re election by
Judge Stanley Welch in a most
eloquent address, eulogizing the
actual worth of Mr. Garner and
expressing the confidence which
his constituents feel in his ability.
In the 23rd Senatorial conven
tion, State Senator John Willacy
was likewise renominated, with
equally well merited encomiums
by John I. Kleiber.
In the 95th. Representative con
vention, Hon. J. T. Canales was
nominated for re-election and C.
F. Elkins of Brownsville was nom
inated as the other candidate for
representative from this district.
The judicial convention named
Hon. Stanley Welch to succeed
himself, and Hon. John I. Kleiber
was also nominated to succeed him-,-if
as district attorney.
Not Soldiers But Armed Ruffians
The people of Brownsville 'arc
threatened and endangered by
negro troops. Not by the troops
of other countries; not by the on
coming (?) enemy against whom
we are wasting millions to prepare
Take away the negro soldiers (the
American soldiers), and all will be
safety and peace. There is a great
and timely lesson in this. Gal
The conduct of the negro sol
diers at Brownsville in making
war on defenseless citizens forever
dims the luster which sentiment
attaches to the regiment for its
part in the battle at Santiago.
After all, it seems these negroes
are not soldiers in the true sense,
but armed ruffians. In Roosevelt's
book, "With the Rough Riders at
Santiago," he tells how the negro
soldiers wantonly killed Spanish
prisoners whom he had entrusted
to them to take to the rear. It is
high time such soldiers as these
were disarmed and disbanded. At
least let them be retained in the
north where the sentiment was
created that put them in uniform.
When you call any one up over
the 'phone do you begin your talk
with "Hello! who is this?" If
you do, don t. It is ulured and
disrespectful. State who you are
and who you desire to talk to first,
and, then do your talking. No one
would think of entering an office.
residence any other place and
bawling out any such question as
that. This is one of the courtesies
yon owe the person at the other
end of the lire. Bellville Times.
An Air Rrmh
Iast summer Dottip was nstfr?
"What is a fan?"
After a moment's thought 'Dot
replied: "A fan is a thing to
brush the warm air away with."
Hoke Smith, former secretary of
the interior, is nominated for gov
ernor of Georgia.
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