VOL. XVII. NO. 324.
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS. SATURDAY, JULY 17, 1909
SINGLE COPIES. 5 CENT&
LOST GAME BY
A CLOSE DECISION
LEONAKD CLEANABLE PORCELAIN-LINED
I1KLI) YESTERDAY AFTERNOON
"SExVWEEDS WOULD XOT ALLOW
WILL LAST FIVE TIMES AS LONG
AS THE ORDINARY KIND and WILL
Save One-Third on your Ice Bill
. Come in and let us show you the All-Porcelain
Refrigerator. It will he worth your
time to see it before buying elsewhere.
HICKS HARDWARE CO.
fPttf --r -r "
February 1 7 to May 21,1 909
Onion 128 cars
Cabbages 29 cars
Snap Beans 1 car
o7WISSION Station was opened December 15,
1908, and the above vegetables billed to San
Antonio on a 28 cent rate netted the railroad
company between $7,000 and $8,000. This is
over and above express shipments.
cAlfalfa shipments are just beginning.
W. L. Rockwell, Irrigation Engineer for the
Government, examined the red soil four "miles
north cf emission, on June 24th, and pronounced
it equal to the finest in Texas.
Jf you want an irrigated farm under the most
favorable conditions, or a town lot in one of the
.wvj,. w. v .. ... -
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runway 'uQb nun,
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Irrigation Engineering one of our Specialties
Rooms 4 and 6, Puente Building, Brownsville, Texas
Resolution Passed That Teachers
Must Sign Contract to Teach IHiIl
Term Board May Dismiss Teach
ers for Cause.
Snyder-Mason Lumber & Manufacturing Co.
Lumber, Shingles, Sash, Doors, etc.
Give us a trial before you buy.
We can please you.
Phone 226 Office, Levee Street
Yard, West Brownsville
FIRE INSURANCE is an important question. Don't wait until
after the fire to INSURE. Select an Insurance Company whose
record and strength guarantee the liberal fulfillment of its obliga
tions, and "BO IT NOW!" We handle this class of Insurance.
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Mariqe of St Paul, Minn Office at Celford Theatre, Office hours 9 to 12 a.m. 2 to 5 p.ra.
The last meetin gof the Board of
Trustees of the Brownsville Inde
pendent school district was held yes
terday afternoon in the school build
ing. Those present were: Dr. S. H.
Bell, chairman; Judge J. B. Wells, J.
B. Sharpe, A. Ashheim, W W. Wood
and W. E. McDavitt.
The following wereelected teach
ers for the school-year 1909-1910:
Miss Lizzie Barbour. Miss Rita
Clearwater, Miss Minnie Duffey. Mrs.
T. H. Clearwater, Miss Elmina Egly,
Miss Anita A. Cocke, Mrs. C. G. Hall
mark, Mrs. K. H.- Hamilton, Miss M.
Rohde, Miss Hettie Dougherty, Miss
IM. Krausse, Miss Beth E. Johnson,
! Miss Bertha Thielen, Miss Anita Ko-
walski, Miss E. Cavazos, Miss Anita
Vesseron, Miss Marian Egly, Miss
Maggie Hanson, Miss Tillie Hanson,
Miss Etta Kowaskf, Miss Maud Lay
ton, Miss Emma Vesseron, Miss Rosy
Stowe, Miss Maria Valdez, Miss Jose
phine Champion, Miss Virginia Camp
bell, Miss Ray Stowe.
The board voted a few increases in
salary to equalize differences which
for one reason or another have ex
isted during the past year. With these
exceptions, the salary list for the next
year will be the same as for' that re
September 13 was set as the
date for the reopening of the school.
The following resolution was pre
sented to the board and adopted un
animously. Whereas, the superintendent and
principal of the Public Free Schools
of this city, have complained to this,
the Board of Trustees of the Public
Free Schools of the city of Browns
ville, of acts of insubordination, lack
of punctuality, and co-operation, on
the part of some of the teachers em
ployed in the public free schools of
this city, during the past scholastic
Whereas, it has been the practice
of some of the teachers employed in
the raid public free schools of this
city, to absent themselves from their
duties as such teachers, and to re
sign at their pleasure; and,
Whereas, such conduct, on the part
of such teachers, is greatly to the
detriment of the proper, conduct of
our said public free schools, and es
pecially to the serious detriment of
the patrons of our city schools, and to
their children, attending the same.
Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, By this the Board of
school trustees of the city of Browns
ville, in due meeting assembled:
J That each and all of the teacliers who
may be appointed, or employed, for
the next scholastic year.and hereafter,
are, and shall be, so appointed and
employed, as such teachers, of and in
the city public free schools of this
city, at the presure of this said
Board of Trustees, and upon the ex
press condition that they may be, and
shall be, discharged, or removed, and
their said employment terminated, at
any time, by a due resolution of this
board thereto, for any cause by a ma
jority of this board deemed sufficient;
and further, that no teacher shall,
hereafter, at any time, be appointed
or employed, in the public schools
of this city, who does not, in writing,
accept the terms of their employment,
subject, in all things, to this resolu
tion; and further, that no teacher
shall,, hereafter, at any time, be ap
pointed or employed, in the public
free schools of this city, who does i
iot, in writing, pledge themselves to
teach for the full term, for which so
employed, unless said employment be
terminated by mutual agreement, of
this board and such teacher.
Dr. Bell, when questioned about
the foregoing this morning, declined
to say more than that in his opinion
the resolution was self-explanatory,
and the unanimous action of the
Board of Trustees sufficiently indi
cative of their state of mind concern
cative of their state of mind concern
ing the resolution itself and the nec
essity of its adoption.
Superintendent Barbour likewise
was reluctant about making a state
ment saying that the causes of this
action of the Board of Trustees would
be sufficiently well understood by all
concerned without airing them in the
press. He thought it well to explain
however, that in taking this action
the trustees had two things in mind;
the making of a -formal contract with
the t eachers thus putting upon them
the moral responsibility of living up
to it; and the reserving to themselves
in the contract of the right of dis
missing teachers at any time for
Heretofore there has been no
agreement of any kind between trus
tees and teachers and the latter have
been at liberty if they so wished to do
things destructive to discipline and
harmful to the valueqf the school as
a teaching agent.
It is this one-sided state of things
that the board desired to correct and
which they believe will be corrected
by the adoption of this resolution.
Colgrovc Was Knocked Out of the
Box in- the Second Only Three
Hits Off "Possum Bill" Taff
pecial To Ihe Herald:
Corpus Christi Texas, July 17-The-second'
game between the Cor
pus Seaweeds and the Brownies was
played hero yesterday and resulted
in a questionable victory for the Sea-,
weeds. The Brownies outbattcd and
outfielded their opponents and put
up such a lively rattling game that
the Seaweeds were standing on their
heads most of the time.
Colgrove, one of the Seaweed's
crack pitchers, was pounded out of
the box in the second inning.
Just why Billy Bowles refused to
allow two umpires to officiate is more
than any one knows. He positively
refused to allow Baker to umpire.
He insisted that his man Wagstaff,
(who is a pitcher on the Corpus
team) should be the sole dispenser
of balls and strikes and field deci
sions. He acted his part to perfection.
"Possum Bill" Taff, was mamma's
little sugar boy today. "Possum Bill"
throws a twinkle ball, and only thrice
did-the Seaweeds see it when it did
n't twinkle. He just sailed them over
and the vibrating reply of swish!
swish!! swish!!! sent the batter to
the bench with a look of disgust that
would exterminate all the boll weevils
n Texas if they could only be brought
in contact with it. The Brownies
each and all played a slashing game,
and will be cordially welcomed when
they reach home to-night. Score:
It II E
Brownsville ...... 1 4 i
Corpus Christi .... 2 -3 2
I Mot an Acre!
i of Land in the I
I Tract I
from the Rio Grande
Main Canal 27 miles long,
250 feet wide and 20 feet
deep. 13,000 acre feet of
storage.., 4 sections separat
ed by locks and dams. Wat
er stands 4 feet higher in
each section than in the one
next below. 50 miles of lat
erals, or branch canals now
completed and in ooeration.
Take our free automobile
trip to the heaagates and see
Water tn any quauiity de
sired &ows ua;uivi!l? from
the bottom of tr,e Lio Grande
into our nui:u canal and
from there Into thf laterals
and out upon tie fields. It
does this whep thr river is
low. as well as -u-ia the river
is high. To fll! the canal we
simply lift on -r more of
the eight sat.; n the big
On Main Line ot Gulf Coast Railway 19 Miles North of Brownsville
DOGS, HORSES, AX1) MULES.
Had Mixup Which Might Have He
suited Fatally Averted by Prompt
Action of W. E. McDavitt.
A frightened coal black horse be
longing to City Attorney Frank W.
Kibbe caused great excitement in
horse and mule circles on the west
side of town yesterday morning and
was almost . responsible for what
would have been a most deplorable
accident. It also set Col. John Mc
Clintock to speculating mightily upon
what would have happened if the
wheel of a certain buggy had
collided with the support of a certain
scaffolding now disfiguring the side
of the Miller hotel.
The horse in question was quietly
grazing in the yard of the Kibbe res
idence when a stray dog of uncertain
lineage and mean disposition came in
through the open gate and ad
dressing some sanguinary remarks to
Mr. Equus made a flash at his hee;s.
The horse young and inexperienced in
the ways of wandering curs, thought
only of getting away from his tormen
tor so seeing the open gate he kicked
up his heels and made for it. Reach
ing the road, he turned down, quick
ening his pace at the sound of some
angry remarks behind him.
At the corner where stands the
one time opera house, now, alas! de
graded by the touch of commercial
ism,, there was reposing peacefully a
gentle appearing gray horse hitched
to a runabout. Aroused from his
slumber by the racket behind him
he opened his eyes in time to see a
black streak shoot through a cloud
of dust. Being of an investigating
turn of mind, he started in pursuit.
A few hundred feet farther along
Levee street a milkman had left his
wagon drawn by a team of little
mules standing in the street while
he exchanged remarks about the
weather with a certain senorita in
the neighboring alley. The invita
tion to the gallop was too inviting to
be refused. As the procession swept
by, the mules jumped into the middle
of the road and assumed their place
in line. In correct formation the
cavalcade proceeded along Levee St.,
to 13th, then swung to the left and
turned the corner in good order.
Here a discouraging thing happened
An unfeeling man Longoria by name,
rushed out of the office of the
Brownsville Grain Co. after the head
of the procession had passed, but just
in time to corral the two mules and
thus save the milk wagon from dire
destruction. Undismayed by this
forcible defection, the black and his
gray attendant kept on down 13th
street and crossed Elizabeth street.
Right there by the side of the Miller
Hotel, the gray's participation in the
morning's fun ended, almost tragic
ally. A hack and a couple of light
wagons in one of which were Mrs.
Wm. McDavitt and her two children,
were drawn up on the north side of
the street. Across the way by the
door of the hotel were several people,
among them Col. McClintock, while
below them the sidewalk is at present
occupied by the supports of the scaf
folding mentioned above.
The black, running straight and
fast got through unscathed, but the
gray disturbed by the threatening
motions of Col. McClintock swerved
to the opposite side of the street and
threw the vehicle behind him into
that occupied by Mrs. McDavitt. Only
the prompt action of W. E. McDavitt
in jumping to his horses head and
thus preventing his flight averted
what might have been a serious ac
cident. As it was the rear axle of
the McDavitt wagon was badly sprung
The Delta of the Rio Grande is the Most Favored Region on
the Continent for Farming, Trucking and Fruit Growing
If San Benito is the Most Favored Spot
.In the Rio Grande Delta Because We Have
Which is the One Thing Needful
AtjSan Benito You Will Find
The Only Gravity Canal in the Brownsville Country
The Only Canal in the Valley that has Navigation
We are Now irrigating thousands of acres Without Pumps
Get off tnc train at SAN BENITO or call at our Brownsville office, opposite Miller
Hotel. Write or ask for ticket giving you FREE AU fOMOBILE RIDS from Brov ns
ville to San Benito via our fieafeaies. Write for Booklet
San Benito Land & Water Co.
SAN BENITO, TEXAS.
ALBA HEYWOOD. President SAATA. ROBERTSON.Seuetary and Engineer
Cane and other products
handled on barges (20 by 60
feet) through oar series of
locks and dams.
The town ot Saa Bt-nito
growing rapidly Spleiurd
hotel. Running aster in e
Two Splendid driven wells just brought -In at San 3enito.
Pure Sweet water at 180 feet
and one wheel dislocated in several
places. The force of the concussion
overturned the attacking wagon and
threw it clear across the street, drag
ging the gray down with it. Here,
Col. McClintock showed his mettle by
ordering his porter Joe Lopez into
action. The latter jumped for the
head of the prostrate but kicking
gray pinning him down until his
ardor for the chase had calmed when
he was allowed to stand again. A
few moments later the owner, D. Cav
azos arrived breathless and much sur-
What might have happened if the
runa vay wagon had crashed into the
scaffolding was something Col. Mc
Clintock said he would rather not
think about likewise several men
who were working two stories up a
the time. They didn't stop to con
sider the matter, but just turned
around and took up their work again
as though they hadn't passed through
a few tense seconds.
TAFT TO MEET DIAZ.
lreideiit of Mexico Anxious to Meet
El Paso, Texas, July 15. Presi
dent Diaz of Mexico will come here to
confer with President Taft upon the
occasion of the latter's Western tour
this fall, according to private advices
received here today. Plans are al
ready under way to nave the interna
tl; n.il bridge converted into a great
br!Ui,..cl hall, decoratsd with the col
ors of the two republic?. It is pro
posed to seat the two Presidents in
the center of the bridtc?, directly over
the international boundary line, with
the American guests and soldiers'
massed on the American side of the
line, while the Mexican Presidd it,
dignitaries and soldiers will be placed
on the Mexican side.
OUK SOLDIER BOYS IlETCRX.
Awarded Second Place toe Their Ex
cellence in Drill.
Company L, Separate Battalion, re
turned last night from Camp Mabry
at Austin, where they have been at
tending the annual encampment of
the Texas National Guards. The
Brownsville boys made quite a repu
tation not only as being well drilled,
but also for their exemplary behavior.
Many compliments were received by
them from the regular army officers
who attended the encampment on
their good qualities as soldiers. Of all
the companies who attended the en
campment only one surpassed thehi in
drilling, that being the Austin com
pany. During the maneuvers the
Brownsville company was attached
to the Second Regiment under the
command of Col. Roy Hearne of San
Antonio. First Sergeant Victor Scirei
ber was placed in charge of the school
of instruction for non-commissioned
officers, discharging his duties in a
most creditable manner. All of ibe
boys report that they thoroughly en
joyed themselves while away.
TO OPPOSE BAILEY.
Congressman Henry Is Safd to Covet
Waco. Texas. Julv 15. Wnni .
The Senator's Toga.
Texas. Julv 1 H
comes from Washington that ConM
gressman R. L. Henrv of this dfRfrirf1
will run for the Senate against Joseph
w. Bailey when the latter's present
term expires. So far it is only a ru
mor, as nothing definite has hsen:
given out by Mr. Henry.
Persons returning here recently,
from Austin say the report that Sen
ator Bailey will be a gubernatorial
candidate next year has gained wide
credence in the capital city.
La Donna Canal Co., Hallam Colonization Co., Sales Agents,
THE LANDS OF THE LA DONNA CANAL CO., OF WHICH AVE ARE
$50 Per Acre j
ilii-ULUblVID &ALES AGENTS LD2S BETWEEN DOXXA OVTRF! ST. T,. It. A M TIT" AND THE OLD MTT.ITATtV An ATI VI m Tnc i.in..i
m rt! mitl nVT.V T.AVTl CAP C JT.f ATI TlrtW mmnn mrm n n. t n 17- 1 u"
ij. J'--"' iiumcuuumk iitB u-aAias - UPJbUtAXION OF THE LA DONNA CANAL CO. WE ATfE KTTT T7DTNG ON OUR OWN PROPERTY A
TION FOR THK NEXT CROP. WE WILT, HAVE W OPERATION TO O TJR D;AK MTLL AND THPOUGR THE PROPERTY. A RAILWAY. WIT ICR WILL BRING EVERY l'A 5?1
SUGAR mLL !Y BF IN fpt'f!A.
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