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3 VOL. XVII. NO. 353. BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1909 SINGLE COPIES, 5 CENTS Mr 1 7 t i Pure Drinking Water There is no better water purifier made than , Roberts' Germ Proof Water Filter This Filter will make the foulest water spark ling and pure. The filtering medium is a nat ural stone-Nature''s way of purifying water. It is simple durable and modest priced. HICKS HARDWARE COL Shipments from MISSION February 1 7 to f ns 12n8Q cars May 21. 1909 i Cahhages 29 cars Snap Beans ... 1 car cHISSION 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. oAlfalfa shipments are just beginning. W. Lt. Rockwell, Irrigation Engineer for the Government, examined the red soil four miles north of cHission, on June 24th, and pronounced it equal to the finest in Texas. If you want an irrigated farm under the most favorable conditions, or a town lot in one of the most prosperous new towns in Texas, address CONWAY & HOIT Mission, Texas HARRIMAX RETURXS FROM EU ROPE. Will Xot Take Prominent Part in Business For Few Weeks. New York. Aug. 20. E. H. Har riman's return from Europe and his trip at this time earlier than was expected simply admits his obtaining in his own home amidst comforts and conveniences Impossible to secure in European hotels, the rest he needs -after his treatment abroad, according to Alexander Miller, sec retary of the Union Pacific and Sou thern Pacific railroads, who has been abroad with Harriman. Millar ar rived today on the steamer Maure tania. "Harriman's health is by no means bad,' but seems to improve on this side," said Millar. "I do not think he will taite any prominent part in business for a few weeks af ter his arrival hire." JEWELRY LOST OR STOLEN? Xcw York Finn Offers Large Reward For Its Return. By Associated Press. New York, Aug. 20. A package of jewelry said to be worth con siderably more than $25,000, which was in charge of an employee of a Fifth Avenue firm of jewelers was f lost recently on an Erie railroad S ferry boat and the firm offered a reward of 5000 for it Detectives liave been searching vainly for he lost jewelry. The package con tained a diamond tiara, a brooch, a diamond studded watch and a large emerald. I ' FRONTIER DAY IX CHEYENNE. Bronco Bents Bnster Heretofore Invincible. Bv Associated Press. " Cheyenne, Wyo., Aug. 20. Ed McCarthy of this city yesterday mad6 the best time in steer roping thus far "made in the events connect ed with" Frontier Day celebration. He caught, threw and tied the ani mal in ' 44 2-5 seconds. Charles Smith, the heretofore invincible buster, was thrown by a rocking chair It is the first time Smith has ever been unhorsed. There were 15 buster events. CEXTRAL LEATHER CO OF X. J. Will Consolidate With United States Leather Company. By Associated Press. Trenton, N. J., Aug. 20. Central Leather Company, New Jersey, a corporation with an authorized cap ital of $80,000,000, today filed ar ticles with the secretary of state en larging the company's charter pow er, and authorizing it to acquire stock and securities belonging to other corporations. This move is said to be intended to facilitate the consolidation of the Central- Leather Company and United States Leather Co. SHERIFF GARZA'S BOARDERS. Now Has Eleven Guests Who Await Hearings on Various Charges. There are at present confined in the county jail 11 prisoners. Two of these are federal prisoners, who are charged with smuggling mescal, two are being held on a charge of murder, one on a charge of robbing freisht cars, one a charge of ob taining money fraudulently and four are held as lunatics. The two charged with murder are the boys aged 10 to 14 years, respectively, who "recently confessed that they had murdered their 8-year old -play mate. The prisoner charged with robbing a freight car is also a boy, aged 10 years. One of the prisoners is an American, who, is held on a charge of obtaining money under false nretenses. The others are Mexicans. All will probably remain in jail until they have their hearing in the next term of the state and federal district courts. ' The Cotton Market. j . . iew xurn, Aug. u, sjiiui vui- ton closed quiet fifteen points low er than yesterday with middling at 12.65.. Futures were easy: Oct. 12.05; Dec. 12.06;"" Jan. 12.04; March 12.05.. Wheat Market. Chicago, Aug. 19. dosing quo tations were: Wheat Corn Oats Sept.. ..99-lQO 66 38 Dec 96 57 38 WILD TIME ON STOCK EKCHANG RAILROAD STOCKS IX GREAT FLURK1' THIS MORNING. Heavy Offerings Cause Sharp De cline, Going- 5 to 15 Points Be low Monday's High Level. Slight Decline In Cotton and Wheat. New York, Aug. 19. At the op ening this morning, the market was irregular but with the stocks that showed greatest weakness yesterday scoring good gains today. Of these N. Y. Central went up 1; Reaulng 1 and South. Pac and Union Pac. fractions. Near the end of the first hour, another spasm of liquidation struck the market. On enormous dealings, the more active issues such as the Harriman stocks, Reading, 111. Cent, U. S. Steel, and Am. Smelting de clined from two to three points or more. At times, the excitement on the floor of the exchange was in tense, stocks being thrown over at whatever price they would bring. Aside from rumors regarding the health of E. H. Harriman, no news could be offered as an explanation of the sensational decline. The low prices of this morning caused los ses ranging from 5 to 15 points be low the high level last Monday. During the rest of the day, fre quent fluctatlons in Union Pac. kept the market in a nervous state, that stock breaking 3 below yester day's closing. Supporting orders and some de mand from the short interests caused a brisk rally that carried many lines up to 2 to 214 points -above the low prices of the day. The closing prices were: Amal., 84; Atchison, 118; 111. Cen., 155; Mo. Pac. 72; M. K. & T. 40; N. Y. Cent. 141; Penn. 140; Reading 15814 ; Rock Island 38 '4; South. Pac. 132 ; Union Pac. 206; Steel 75; Steel Pfd. 124. 1 IAXDM AIDEX OF SURGERY. Electricity Proving -Its Value Under Scientific Application. New York, Aug. 20. The Times has this from Berlin: j A nev use for electricity involving j us employment, as me uanamamen OI surgery is recommended to medical I i men in the latest issue of the Roentgen Ray Archives, a German scientific review. The writer affirms that the healing of wounds, cuts and lacerations, which have become in-' fected 'hrough the presence of dirt and other extraneous matter, can of ten be effected by the application of rays emanating from high-power electrical currents. Wounds of this kind, which in clude those produced by gunshot and powder explosions, form a large class, often extremely dangerous, owing to the difficulty of securing surgical cleanliness. The present writer points to the successful experiments of Dr. Martin Freund, the German bacteriologist, as evidence that elec tricity applied under proper condi tions will kill the microbes, which are the cause of infection, including the microbes of tetanus, the most dan gerous of germs to be feared in these cases. The healing influence of electricity in such wounds is attributed in part to the ozone which is produced through powerful electrical dis charges, it being well established that ozone is destructive to noxious bac teria. The writer suggests that elec tricity itself can be used to heal sores and abscesses caused by Roent gen ray burns, which heretofore have proved extremely difficult to treat successfully. TRANS-MISSISSIPPI CONGRESS. Will Debate Sen. Patterson's Resolu tion Concerning Forest Reserves. By Associated Press. Denver, Aug. 20. The Irans- Mississippi congress today will in all probability engage in a fierce de bate over the forest controversy. If there is to be a fight it will be caused .by a resolution offered by former United States Senator Pat terson, of Colorado, yesterday. Pat terson's resolution called for an un derstanding regarding the bounda ries of forest reserves. It is set out that inasmuch as Pinchot him self declared much agricultural land was included in the forest reserves it is not necessary to enact new laws to enable the president to open ag ricultural lands for entry. Patter son in his remarks following the res olution, declared the president now has the power to slip the bonds from these farm lands and he wants the arns-Mississippi congress to urge such action. TO CHECK THE PEYOTE HABIT MEXICO AXD UXITED STATES PROBABLY WILL CO-OPERATE. Powerfnl Narcotic and Intoxicant, Causing-Subjects to Become First Unconscious, Then to See Beauti fill Visions, Then to Be Hilarious. By Associated Press. El Paso, Texas, Aug. 20. That the American and "Mexican govern ments will co-operate in an effort to stop the sale of the peyote bean and eradicate the plant on which it grows, was asserted by a well known Mex ican official here today. The juice of this bean contains a powerful narcot ic and. also an intoxicating element, which is much more injurious than either opium or whiskey. The plant is confined to a comparatively limited area around New Laredo, Mexico, covering a radius of not over forty miles from that point, and also in cluding a small section in the vicin ity of Laredo, Texas. The intoxicating and narcotic qual ities of the bean were first discovered by Indians and lower class Mex icans of that region, who became ad dicted to its use. Gradually the hab it has extended until now it has its victims over almost all the' country in Mexico and also amongst the a'f -t- kans over a large section of South West Texas. The bean is chewed and the juice swallowed. The first effect is complete unconsciousness. Succeeding this for several hours the subject.enjoys the most delightful dreams and visions. This is fol lowed by several hours of a state of intoxication, and finally results in prostration from which -death some times ensues. The rapid growth of this very per nicious habit has caused such alarm, that both governments have awaken ed to a realization of the necessity of checking its further progress. The fact that the plant is confined ,to such a comparatively limited area is be lieved to make it easy to eradicate it entirely in time. A heavy penalty will probably be imposed upon its sale. MUKDEN MEMORANDUM SIGNED. China Will Help Japan Reconstruct Railroad. By Associated Press. Tokio, Aug. 20. A memorandum signed at Mukden, Manchuria, Aug. 19, by representatives of the Japan ese and Chinese governments prac tically closes the Antung-Mukden con troversy. According to the terms of ( this understanding, China agrees to afford Japan every assistance in the ' reconstruction of the Antung-Mukden rauroau ana wuuuiuwo uujev. tions. KENTUCKY COUNTERFEITERS. One Will Plead Guilty. Planned to Fake R. It. Certificates. By Associated Press. Louisville, Ky., Aug. 20. With the exception of a negro who acted as drayman of the cart from the counterfeit "mint", at Herrod's Creek, this county, which brought the bogus 100 peso Mexican notes to this city, the police have put be hind the bars all those supposed to have been connected with the million dollar counterfeit enterprise unearthed in Kentucky yesterday John Roberts, who was in charge of making the counterfeit money, Ma rion Roberts. John's brother, who handled the negotiable end of it, Nannie Harp, Marion's housekeeper, and Will Koenig, who confessed to have printed the notes were all ar rested. Mrs. Harp and Koenig were released, Koenig under a ?1500 bond, Mrs. Harp on her own recog nizance. Both the Roberts brothers are held in durance under a $15, 000 federal bond each. John has already " announced that he will plead guilty in the federal court. Final details of the swindling plot show that the brothers contemplat ed "faking" stock certificates of rail roads, such as Louisville & Nash ville -and Pennsylvania by issuing counterfeit money to pay for them and conducting an imaginary busi ness with imitation collateral. A brass I bound trunk with S 1,0 00, 000, in Mexican notes was the most important capture as it will bo evi dence in a specific case in the fed eral court. In a statement to the press this forenoon, W. S. Osborne, the bro ker of J. M. Fetter and company, who tipped the affair to the police said Marion Roberts told him the headquarters were on Wall Street, New York. 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 ono next below. 50 miles of lat erals, or branch canals now completed and in operation. Take our free automobile trip to the headgates and see for yourself. SAN BENITO On Alain Line ot Gulf Coast Railway 19 Mites North of Brownsville The Delta of the Rio Grande is the Most Favored Region on the Continent for Farming, Trucking and Fruit Growing San Benito is the Most Favored Spot In the Rio Grande Delta Because We Have Water in Abundance Which is the One Thing Needful At San 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 the train at SAN BENITO or call at our Brownsville office, opposite Miller Hotel. Write or ask for ticket giving you FREE AUTOMOBILE RIDE from Browns villc to San Benito via our Headgates. Write for Booklet. San Benito Land & Water Co. SAN BENITO, TEXAS. ALBA'HEYWOOD. President SAM A ROBERTSON, Secretary and Engineer Cane and other products handled on barges (20 by 60 feet) through our series of locks and dams. Two Splendid driven wells just brought in at San Benito. Pure Sweet water at 180 feet J. A. CARD Civil Engineer and Contractor" Harlingen, Texas If you want your work done quickly and done right, by one who knows what to do, how to do it, and does it SEE CARD, AT HARLINGEN Leveling, subdividing; I prepare land for seeding sci entifically. Quality of work, not price, that counts. I do quality work. STRIKE IMMINENT IN CHICAGO. Street Car Men Reject Wage Sched ule Offered. By Associated Press. Chicago, Aug. 20. Rejection by the North and West Side Street Car Mens' Union last night of the pro posed wage schedule offered by President Roach of the Chicago Railways Company again brings within the range of possibility the strike of all the street car men in this city. The possibility of a strike prompted Acting Chief of Police Schuetter to issue an order today instructing commanding officers to cancel all applications for furloughs and also learn the whereabouts of all policemen now on furloughs so they may be summoned for duty in the event of a walkout of the street car employees. TO APPOINT FOREST RANGERS. 500 Appointments to Re Made By Forest Service. Examinations. Washington, Aug. 20. An exami nation to fill vacancies in the Rang er force on. 149 National Forests in twenty-one states and territories in cluding Alaska, will be held October 25 and 26. From this examination it is expected that 500 appointments will be made. This examination will be held at each Forest Supervisor's head quarters in the National Forest States and Territories, including Ar kansas, Minnesota, Michigan and Florida, which are the most east erly states having National Forests. While the examination is entire ly along practical lines, and knowl edge of field conditions rather than book learning is" considered essen tial, the opportunities for those ap plicants with educational advanta ges are considerably increased. The rapid development of the National Forests is making constant increas ing demands upon those engaged In Water in any quantity de sired flows naturally from the bottom of the Rio Grande into our main canal and from there into the laterals and out upon the fields. It does this when the river Is low as well as wheii the river is high. To fill the canal we simply lift one or more of the eight gates In the big concrete wall. The town of San Benito U growing rapidly. Splendid hotel. Running water In ev ery room. 1 their management, and men with ability to assume responsibility and serve in supervisory capacities are in demand. These more responsible positions on National Forests are filled by promotion from lower grades, so that anyone entering as a ranger is eligible for promotion to any of the more responsible and higher paid places, including that of Forest Supervisor. Only those men who are at least -twenty-one years of age, not more than forty, of good character, tem perate, and in good physical condi tion, are eligible to take this exam ination. The salary paid to begin--ners is ?900 a year. Applicants can secure informa- " tion concerning the examination from the United States Civil Servico , Commission, Washington, D. C; District Foresters at Missoula, -Mont., Denver, Colo., Albuquerque, ' N. M., Ogden, Utah, San Francisco, Cal., and Portland, Ore., or Forest. Supervisors. ELECTRIC STORM IN LOUISIANA.' Breaks Heat Wave of HO Degrees. Two Killed, One Paralyzed. By Associated Press. Alexandria, La., Aug. 20. The.: heat wave accompanied by tempera tures ranging from 95 to 110 degrees , was suddenly broken today by the -most severe electrical storm ever ex-v. perienced in Central LouisianaTwo' . people were killed, one paralyzed and two rendered unconscious by the 'u lightning". . ANOTHER ENGINE FOR THE CHAPIN RAILROAD? Chapin, Texas, Aug. 20. Anottier engine will be added shortly to the equipment of the San Antonio and Rio Grande railroad, operating be tween this place and San Juan on the Hidalgo branch of the Brownsville road. It was bought from the latter road at Kingsville, being a small pas senger engine, and will be delivered to this road in a few days.