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AILY HERALD
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BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 1907.
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THE RIO GRANDE COUNTRY IS ALL RIGHT
YOUR RESULTS depend on the RIGHT
IMPLEMENTS and TOOLS In the hands .
of the RIGHT MEN.
WE HAVE THE RIGHT OUTFITS IN- OUR LINE
Birdsell and Old Hick6ry Wagons," Stand
ard All Steel S. C. Atattocks. Avery and
Hancock Disc Plows, Planet jr. Seeders,
Wheel Hoes and Cultivators, Tents, Wagon
Covers, Axes
E. GALI) WELL
AERMOTOR AND STANDARD WINMiLL -
Our Catalog No. 10 gives net cash delivered prices,
tells all about our goods and is free for the asking.
Corpus Christi, Texas
S1ALLAM COLONIZATION CO. I
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OFFICES OVER EAGLE DRUG STORE
Representing Lands From Corpus
Christi to the
A Happy
n
can be more thoroughly enjoyed
with the' satisfaction of knowing
you start the year well-dressed
and with a plentiful supply of
clothes. To begin the year right
you need
A BRAND NEW SUIT
of the peerless S. M. & S. brand,
a pair of those swell Friedman or
Burt-Packard shoes,
shirig some of our
Young derby or a Stetson felt hat
and a
; BIG NEW SMILE
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COME around to
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Combe Building, Next to Postoffice Elizabeth Street
ESTABLISHED 1865
Botica del Leon
' " : ; f.:Yflu Wanf the BI'i
Your Physician aims to put all, bis knowledge, excell
ence and skill into the prescription he writes. It is an order
for a combination of remedies which your case requires. He
cannot rely on the resuit unless the ingredients are properly
compounded.
Be fair to your doctor and to jourseif by bringing your
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prescriptions Here i uey u uc toiupuuuucu uuty uy icgusicrco
H pharmacists, who are aided by the largest stock of drugs in this
part of the state. Everything of the
buy or experience can select
J. L Putegnat & Bro.
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Rio Grande
New Year
a Silver brand
fancy ties, a
TDTJ ADMA
finest quality that monev tan
W. 0. Coleman,
Real Estate
And
Rental Agent
Farm Lands
City Property
Sale or Rent Will Receive
Prompt Attention
LAND FOfl SALE
Farms and Ranches
Tracts of 40 and 50 acres
and upward to suit pur
chasers. Situated near
Brownsville. Suitable for
Truck and Sugar cane, Cot
ton, Corn, Etc. Address,
BOX BROTHERS,
ISABEL, TEXAS,
or phone with instructions
to have message delivered.
FRANK RABB
eaF Estate Agent
Brownsville. Texas
Have for sale some choice
pieces of agricultural land
in large and small tracts.
Also have a number of
tracts of grazing lands.
OFFICE: Store of Juan H. Fernandez
JAMES B. WELLS
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o4ttorney
at Law.....
Successor to Powers-& Maxan,
Powers & Weils, Wells & Rentfro
Wells, Rentfro & Hicks, Wells &
Hicks. Wells. Stayton & Kleberg
I buy and sell Rea Estate and
investigate land titles. A complete
abstract c. all titles of record in
Cameron County, Texas.
Practice in all state and federal
courts, when especially employed.
Land Litigation and corpdration
practice.
MAGNOLIA HAIRY FARM
Pure Jersey Milk
25c per Gallon
Morning Delivery
Geo. M. Putegnat.
American Restaurant
Mrs. Annie Fosrter, Proprietor
Everything First-Class, Prices
Reasonable.
sXour Patronage is Respectfully Solicited
R. B. Creajer
A. I. Hudson
Creager & Hudson
Attorneys-,at-Law '
Brownsrille,
Texas
CITY TIN SHOP
Fidel Arevalo, Prop.
All Kinds f Tin Work Done
Promptly aud Neatly,
Also Pluwbi.
Patronage Respectfully Solicited
NEW EVIDENCE
BY MCDONALD
P-revious Bad Behavior of Negro
Soldiers.
'Made Rough House" at Yoakum and
Spoke Insultingly of White Vfomen"
of Brownsville Examination
Ended at San Antonio.
The Express of Saturday reports
at length what Captain McDonald
of the Rangers had to say about the
Brownsville outrage, about the
course of the civil authorities in
revoking the warrants for -the
arrest of the negro soldiers and
other phases of the affair. 'The
most important contribution of
CaDtain Mci?
sfPonald to the evidence
in the case concerns ttVSYwr f
the negro soldiers when en route
to Brownsville. Of this the Ex
press says:
Captain McDonald came to San
Antonio especially to see Assistant
Attorney General Purdy and to
give him some new testimony in
the investigation. 'These com
panies of the Twenty-fifth Infantry
who created the trouble at Browns
ville," said Captain McDonald,
"had shortly before that created a
rough house at Yoakum, when
the were being conveyed to Fort
Brown. The colored troops were
in sleepers on the Sap train in
charge of Conductor C. N. Lunk-
enheimer. They went into the
other cars and tore up all signs
'for negroes' wherever they could
find them. Then they asked many
questions about the white women
at Brownsville and made foul in
sinuations about them. This is
something that has not been
brought out before, and Conductor
Luukenheimer stands ready to
corroborate it before Attorney Gen
eral Purdy or anyone else.
ARMYtOFFICERS EXAMINED
The Express of Sunday reports
as follows:
Milton D. Purdy. assistant to
the Attorney Ceneral, will today
conclude his examination in San
Antonio, relative to the Browns
ville raid by soldiers of the
Twenty-fifth Infantry Mr. Purdy
leaves tonight for Houston where
he will examine two witnesses who
were in Brownsville the night of
the raid. He will then go direct
to Washington.
Mr. Purdy's -examination was
yesterday confined to the testimony
given by Lieut. Col. Frank Baker
of the ordnance department and
Capts. David J- Baker and Hanson
E. ' Ely of the Twenty-sixth In
fantry. Mr. Purdy said last night
that the testimony elicited during
the day was of an important nature
Some additional testimony will
be taken today.
Mr. Purdy has not taken any
written testimony from Capt. V.
J. McDonald, though he discussed
with Captain McDonald his in
vestigations at Brownsville.
NEGRO SOLDIERS SENT
TO THE PHILIPPINES
All Three Negro Regiments to Go Also
the Twenty-Sixth (White) Infantry.
A press dispatch from Washing
ton announces that the War De
parttnent has ordered- the Ninth
and Tenth Cavalry and Twenty
fifth Infantr, which include all
the negro soldiers in the army, to
the- Philippines for service. The
Twenty-sixth Infanty (white) js
also included in this order. The
last white soldiers at Fort Brown
were of 'the last named infantry
and this order will take to the'
Philippines a number of officers
who are quite well known in
Brownsville, including Major Rob
erts, Captains Roche and Kilburn,
Lieutenants Leckie Parker and
others.
It is claimed that this order was
not due to any prejudice towards
the negro soldiers or o: account
of the Brownsville affair, but was
merely in accordance witli the
army rule for an equal distribution
of foreign service, the said regi
ments not having been in the
Philippines in four j ears.
Foreign service, h is pointed
out, increases tne p".t ot the men
20 per cent and counts double time
for retirement.
MAY COURTMARTIAL
ANOTHER OFFICER
Rumor that Damaging Testimony Against
Officers Was Secured In San
Antonio.
A special to the Houston Chro-
nicj
e troni ban Antonio Jan.
sayp:
Major A. P. Blocksom of the in
spector general's department, has
arrived' in San Antonio to assist
Assistant United States Attorney
General Purdy to conduct the
examination of witnesses regard
ing the Brownsville outrages. Ma
jor Blocksom was one of the first
army officers to make an investiga
tion and it was upon his report
that the negro soldiers were order
ed dismissed. It is understood
tint some very damaging testimony
J against the officers in command
, , -vea here, which will
has been securca u.
have a very important bearlus
the court martial which will con
vene here in February. The rumor
is that the court martial of a third
officer of the batallion, a captain,
trill be ordered as a result of this
testimony. Up to the present time
his name has not been mentioned
in connection with the outrage.
HUNDREDS OF HOMESEEKERS.
Six Car Loads of Excursionist Arrive in
Brownsville from the North.
The special homeseekers ex
cursion coaches Gulf Coast, Isabel,
Raymondville and Tourist Cars
2317 and 1718 which were attach
ed to the regular passenger train
arrived in Brownsville Saturday
night, all loaded with homeseekers
from the North. In addition to
these an extra day coach was at
tached to the train, bringing in all
250 passengers. The special car of
the Hurd company, The Land,
also airived last night, bringing
23 more excursionists, beingxhief
ly Ohioans.
The visitors lost no time yester
day in exploring ' Brownsville and
vicinity as well as our sister city
of Matamoros. Fifteen hack loads
werit out to see the truck and
sugar farms near here yesterday
morning, and many others went
in the afternoon. There were not
nearlv sufficient vehicles available
to accommodate all that wished to
go. The . visitors were simply
amazed at the splendid crops of
truck growing in the open fields in
mid winter, and were particularly
interested in the many orange and
lemon trees that are now bearing
fruit here- AH who could man
age to secure samples of these or
anges or lemons did so eagerly,
and nearlv everyone of them was
to be seen carefully guarding these
fruits which they will take home
to show to their friends. The
banana trees, manv of which are
still bearing were also the admira
tion of our visitors.
Three car loads of the excursion
ists left this morning, the other
three remaining over until tomor
row.
Late News In Brief.
A bomb thrower
wreckedf
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fourth street .National
Bank "of
Philadelphia Saturday, killing the
... . . 9 .
assistant casnier and injuring
twenty : .clerkst, Thesisamevda vl a
bomlwas thrown on the street in
New York, seriously,-if not fatally,
injuring a number of persons.
A company with $250,000,000
capital stock has been chartered to
build an electric line from Chicago
to Denver, Colorado, and a number
of other large northern cities. The
total length of the line will be
2500 miles. - -
The steamer City of Panama due
at Mazatlan, Mexico, from San
Francisco which was supposed to
have been lost in the severe gale
eff California New Year's day, is
reported to have been sighted off
Santa Cruz.
TO BRIDGE RIVER
AT BROWNSVILLE
Mexican Government Approves
Site Selected.
Will Be Built Jointly By SI LowglW
Brownsville & Mexico.and Mexican.
National -Railroad Awaits Ap- .
proval of Yoakum. .
A recent press dispatch from
Mexico" City which is of great in
terest to the people of BrownsviUe
andalso of Matamoros , -says:
"Advices have been receivet?
from the Mexican Federal govern
ment giving official approval of the
site selected by the National rail
road" for a bridge across the Rio
Grande River to connect Matamoros
with Brownsville. The proposed
bridge is to be built jointly between
the National, and the St. Louis,
"Browi '
TTr , ructing tne Dnage
Work of Cuiisr r? V
will be commenced as scoi r- "
F. Yoakum, President of lastnan
ed road gives approval of the site,
and plans to the contractor. The
building of this bridge will give a
new railroad route between Mexico
and the United States."
A Herald reporter yesterday
saw General Manager Jeff N. Miller
of the Brownsville road, who was
here on a trip of inspection, and
asked if he could verify the above:
report. Mr. Miller said, however,
that he knew nothing more thaiE
what the press dispatch had an
nounced and could give no intima
tion as to what Mr. Yoakum would
do.
IS AN ABSORBING TOPIC.
Approaching Courtmartial of Penrose.
and Macklin Causes Speculation
The coming trial oft Major Pen
rose, Twenty-fifth Infantry, to be
called Feb 4, is still an absorbing:
matter of interest in army circles.
Just whom Major Penrose and
Captain Macklin will engage to
conduct their defense is not known.
They will be privileged to engage
civilian counsel, an officer of the
array or an enlisted man.
Capt. Charles E. Hay, judge
advocate of the department, who
is named as judge advocate of the
court, will conduct the prosecu
tion in behalf of the Government
It is not expected there will be
any postponement and that the
court will proceed with its workr
Feb. 4. Whether or not the ses
sions of the court will be open or
closed is also a matter that will he
decided when the court meets;.
Just how long the trial may Vast
is another problematical matter. It
mayp two days or it may caa
tinue over an extended period.
Should the defendant officers
acknowledge the guilt of the sol
diers in the Brcwnsville raid the
trial will be materially simplified
and shortentd- It would.. oal
then be - necessary to agcertaiu
whether or not the officers at Fort
Brow were negligent in the per
formance of their duty. Express-
Excursion Rates.
The St. Louis, Brownsville St
Mexico Railway offers the follow
anggfoittheoccasions.iianiejEelffjffJ and under xaudrtions Tiamea: -
AnnualMeeting-Texas-Division -Southern
Cotton Ass'n. Dallas,
Texasjanuary 9 andll0-1907. Rate
$22.05; Date of Sale, January
S, 1907; Limit, January 12 307-
Inaugural Ceremonies, Austfnv.
Tex., January 13th, 1907. Rate,.
$14.35; Date of Sale, Jarraary 14
1907; Limit, January 18, 19071. --
Retail Saddle& Harness Man
ufacturers Ass'n Meeting, San An
tonio, Texas, January 14-18, 1907.
Rate, One and. one-third fare;
Date of Sale, January 14, 1907;
Limit. January 18. 1907.
G. T. -Porter, General Agenr
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