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R VOLTXVII. NO. 354. BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 1909 " SINGLE COPIES, 5 CENTS 1?" Pure Drinking Water There is na better water purifier made than Roberts'1 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 CO. Shipments from MISSION February 17 to May 21, 1909 cTWISSION 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. L. Rockwell, Irrigation Engineer for the Government, examined the red soil four miles north of cTWission, 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 THIS THE COOLEST ''WARM COUNTRY" DECLARES PITTSBURG CITIZEN AVUQ IS INTERESTED AT DONNA. Came Through Terrific Heat Wave That Scorched Country From T cw York to Texas This "Week. Im provemcnts at Donna Announced. "This is the coolest warm country I was ever in," said J. W. McDowell of Pittsburg and Donna, as well as of several intermediate places to a Herald man yesterday. "I left West ern Kansas when this- weeks' hot wave was just about beginning and didn't live another pleasant hour until I struck the Gulf coast. The reports of the heat in the North are not exaggerated. I can testify to that. Now is the time to advertise effectively the beauty of this Gulf coast climate. A graphic display, shoving the official heat figures for different sections of the country dur ing the torrid spell would be an eye opener for some of the farmers liv ing throughout the Middle West. s With a lower temperature and the Gulf breeze besides, you have here a combination that is hard to beat." Mr. McDowell, who is well known through his connection with the Standard Oil Co., .being president of the Kansas Natural Gas Co., is the amoving spirit in the Donna Land syndicate. He went up to Donna yesterday, accompanied by Dr. S. K. Hallam, and will probably remain several days. An important piece of news an nounced by Mr. McDowell is that, before leaving Pittsburgh he had closed with the Hope Engineering and Supply Company of that city for the installation of the water supply syslem at the town of Donna. The plans call for a 20,000 gallon stand plp and adequate service to every part of the little town The whole Ss to be completed by Nov. 1. He has also purchased two mew 30-Inch pumps, one of which will be installed at the river and the other at Tn COPAT1 lift, making three pumps at the former plant and two at the latter. On the way down, Mr. McDowell stopped at Glen Flora to look over a rici-' plantation in which he is inter ested, and also to see about the vwgiir machinery that is to be shipped from there to Donna. The latter, tA ic -ill hnvpd tid. ready for shipment and will be forwarded at once on the completion of the ra 1- roadpur to the mill site, which will I he hui't to transport the machinery L from the Hidalgo branch line. V Ur McDowell also announced that Onions 128 cars Cabbages 29 cars Snap Beans 1 car Donna town lots will be put on the market as soon as the water supply system is installed and that F. E. Leahey of Mercedes will be in charge of the selling. WIRELESS PLANT INJURED. Atlantic Communication Interrupt ed. Coast Steamers Not Affected. By Associated Press. New York, Aug. 21. Marconi wireless headquarters received a tel egram this noon announcing that the operating and condensing build ing of the trans-Atlantic wireless station at Glace Bay, N. F,, had been destroyed by fire. The operat ing building was the chief one in the plant and wireless communica tion across the Atlantic will be in terrupted. There will be no inter ruption of the usual wireless ser vice to and from steamers off the coast. GREAT WESTERN SOLD. J. Pierpont 3Iorgan Was the Only Bidder. $12,000,000. By Associated Press. , St Paul, Aug. 21. Chicago Great Western railroad was sold to day by Special Master Moore, rep resenting the United States Court, and receiver to a syndicate formed by J. Pierpont Morgan for $12,000 000. Morgan was the only bidder and a certified check for 500,000 as required by court was the only one deposited yesterday. Proceed ings for the perfunctory transfer of the road by the receiver of the new company were headed by Samuel Felton as president. TOLSTOI'S SECRETARY EXILED. Offense Circulating Tolstoi's Pamph let Against JJeatli Penalty. By Associated Press. Tula, Russia, Aug. 21. M. Gus- eff, secretary of Count Tolstoi, has been exiled for a period of two years after being found guilty of cir culating Tolstoi's pamphlet entitled: "Thou shalt do no murder," which is a plea against the infliction of the death penalty. FLOODS IN AUSTRALIA. Many Villages in Victoria Submerged, With Number of Fatalities. By Associated Press . Melbourne, Vic, Australia, Aug. 21. In 3 serious floods throughout ;the state of Victoria, many villages have been submerged, and there has been a number of fatalities. Rail road communication between Mel bourne and Adelaide has been sus pended for three aays. LAST DAY OF AUTO RACE MEET AT GREAT INDIANAPOLIS AUTO MOBILE SPEEDWAY. Three Hundred Mile Race For Most Valuable Auto Race Trophy Ever Offered Ends Great Sporting Event. Throngs Fill Stand. By Associated Press. Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 21. The final day of the inaugural automo bile racing meet on the new Indian apolis speedway started today with the fifteen mile free for all handi cap that enlisted the services of many of the best drivers at the track. When the men in the first event were called to the starting mark "by Starter Wagner, nearly ev ery available seat in the big grand stand was filled and gaily talking crowds were still pouring in, in steady streams. The program for today promises to be the most ex citing of the meet. It will end with the three hundred mile race for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway cup. Which is said to be the most valua ble trophy ever offered in an auto mobile race. It is made of silver, its coin value being, it is said, ?5, 000. It is 8 feet high and weighs 500 pounds. Valter Christi in a freak racing car drove a kilometer in 2S 7-10 in the time trial. Zengel in a Char wick made it 29 9-10. Barney Old- held drove a kilometer in 26 2-10 in a Benz in the "time trial. The fifteen mile free for allItrday with two of the officials of handicap was won by the National car driven by Kincaid. with i handi cap of-one minute; time, 14 min utes, 23 5-10 seconds. The ten mile 'race for the amateur championship of America was won by the Fiat (Hearne), time, 9 minutes, 44 3-10 seconds. In the twenty-five mile free for all the Benz (Oldfleld), was first; time 21 minutes, 21 7-10 seconds. CHILD KIDNAPPED IN TOPEICA. Marion Bieakley, the St. Louis World's Fair Incubator Baby. By Associated Press. Topeka, Kans., Aug. 21. Marion Bieakley, the St. Louis World's fair incuuator oauy wno was the cause of litigation extending over several 1 years was kidnapped in a sensa- tional manner from the home of her mother here this innrnirn- Tho babv was born in lllinnis Twn m.n and a woman were engaged in the Weather Predicted for Great Aerial kidnapping and the child was se-1 Racing Event. cured only after the exchange of shots, which however went widely Associated Press . of their mark. The kidnappers fledj Rheims, Aug 21. A driving rain in a buggy. The nolice were nnt-!- . t5.! pursued edlately and a Dossse soon this morning and the untoward, Tha mn i weather conditions prevented any of The little girl, who was five vears'.. i i , old had been carefully guarded In Topeka and had been constantly at lenaea. inis morning, a woman. IhTiKw h Half hour WjbX'e' man alighted and entered the yard 2 Thich begins tomorrow, where the child was playing with a Final arrangements are being com neitrhhnr in -w r 0l pleted for the event which opens been left. As the kidnanner toward her the neighbor, a youth. . " aui.ciiJiJi.eu iu mieriere. .The kid napper shot at him but missed. He then knocked the boy down with a revolver and carried the- child to the buggy and drove off. UXIFORM LAW COJDUSSIOX. Consider Corporation, aiarriage and Divorce Iiaws. Detroit, Mich., Aug. 21. A uniform State corporation law which will pre vent corporations from taking out shares in states where there are few if any restrictions and then carrying on operations in a state where it had been impossible to obtain an original charter, is under consideration today by the commissioners on uniform state laws, who are in session here preliminary to the annual conven tion here next week of the American Bar Association. The commissioners will make a report of their Recom mendations to the bar association and to the legislatures of the var ious states which are represented in the conference. It is expected also that a uniform marriage and divorce law will be considered and drafted by the commissioners for submission to the state legislatures. "XOT ritTILTY" OX OXE COUNT. Wanted For Another Xcgro Sailor on Battleship Vermont. By Associated Press. Washington, Aug. 21. "Not guilty" is th everdict of the naval court which tried Davis Williams, a negro mess attendant on the bat tleship Vermont, who caused the death of a brother sailor as the re sult of a boxing bout, and who was tried for manslaughter. News of the acquittal was received at navy department through a dispatch from Admiral Schroeder, command ing the Atlantic battleship fleet now engaged in target practice at the Southern drill grounds off Cape Henry. In consequence of the ver dict Williams will oe turned over to Georgia authorities who want him for trial on the charge of as sault and battery with intent to kill, the alleged offense having been com mitted before his enlistment in the navy. BRIDGE FINISHED BY NEW YEAR SO ANNOUNCES MANAGING RECTOR A. T. FEIUOXS. DI- Unless Unforeseen Delays Occur. Messrs. Perkins and Remington Confer With National Officials Abont Connections With that Line. Unless unforseen accidents pre vent, the International bridge will be opened with a grand hurrah on Jan. 1, next. That is the present plan according to Managing Director Al bert T. Perkins, who, with Franklin Remington, head of the Foundation Company, and Supt. J. D. Finnegan, has been inspecting the progress of the work on the bridge site the past three days. Mr. Perkins said yes terday evening that the pile work for the land pier on this side has been completed and that work would be begun at once on the concrete founda tion for the same pier. Also that they are awaiting the arrival of a car load of piles to go ahead with the pier on the other side. Yesterday, the first two piles were driven in the river for pier No. 2, just to try the bottom. No further work will be done on the three river piers, how ever until high water times are over. Yesterday's trial was very successful and highly encouraging to the bJdge builders, as it showed the presence of a good hard bottom at a reason able depth underneath the layer of sand. Mr. Perkins, Mr. Finnegan and Mr. Remington were in consultation yes- the Mexican National road, H M. Taylor, assistant general manager, and A. T. Delo, engineer of mainten ance of way, on matters connected with the building of the bridge and the making of connections between the two roads, including the exten sion of the National road from its present terminus in Matamoros to the bridge site. Mr. Perkins left this morning for Port O'Connor, from which place he goes tomorrow to New Iberia, La., where he is in charge of the construc tion of a new railroad, 50 miles in length, which will connect New Iberia and Port Barre another St. Louis Union Trust Company road. He expects to return here early next week AVIATION WEEK AT RHEIMS BEGINS TOMORROW. Arrangements Complete and Fair -- from inrtnlein in nr.W tice flights. Thousands of visitors flocked out" to the plain of Bethany hopes that some daring aviator 1 tomorrow. A staff of telegraphers i ctitiiniont f numornnc fn canrl villi 000 words an hour has been organ ized by the authorities in charge of the arrangements. Glenn Curtis, the American com petitor, is still suffering from the injury to his foot received in the re cent accident to his machine, but his injuries will not prevent him from taking part in the racing. TRANS-MISSISSIPPI CONGRESS ADJOURNS. Crowded Program Last Day. Elec tion of Officers and Important Addresses. By Associated Press. Denver, Colo., Aug. 21. With the formal election of officers anu the completion of unfinished busi ness before it the trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress prepared to rush through a crowded program before adjournment today. All res olutions which had been referred to various committees were voted upon. Among the speakers was Dr. Wiley, chief chemist of the department of agriculture, his subject: "Import ance of pure foods and drugs in upbuilding commerce." John Mc Guire of Lincoln, Nebraska, on "Waterways as supplemental means of cheap transportation," and Sam uel Lea of Pierre, S. D. on "Irriga tion and drainage of agricultural lands." Each of these subjects has been of lively importance in the deliberations of the congress. A resolution which it is believed will put an end to the Pinchot con troversy, concerning th? segrega tion of government lands other than strictly forest lands was adopted be fore the congress adjourned. The election of officers resulted as fol lows: Col. Ike T. Pryor, San Antonio, president; Arthur Francis, Cripple Creek, Colo., secretary; A. C. Trum bol, Muskogee, Okla., first vice president; L. J. Hart, San Antonio, treasurer; F. W. Fleming, Kansas City, chairman executive committee. The congress adjourned to meet again in San Antonio in November. AVIiolesale Arrest of Anarchists. By Associated Press . Budapest, Aug. 21. Police of this city this morning took into custody twenty-six anarchists, whn nvpntiv arrived Jiere to attend the fortV-com- mg anarchist congress. 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 operation. Take our free automobile trip to the headgates and see for yourself. SAN BENITO On Main Line ol GuJf Coast Railway 19 Miles 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 ajk for ticket giving you FREE AUTOMOBILE RIDE from Browns ville to San Benito via our Hea4gate. Write for Booklet. San Benito Land & Water Co. SAN BENITO, TEXAS. ALBA HEYW00D. President SAM A ROBERTSON, Secretary and Engineer Cane and other products handled on harges (20 hy 60 feet) through our series of locks and dams. I 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. THE LEVEE IS HOW ASSURED TO l'KEVEXT lrTURE FLOODS FliOM DOING HARM. Will Extend From Fort Brown to Ramirciia. County, City and Rail road to Bear Cost. Fire Limit Or dinance Promised Soon. The much talked of levee which is to protect the lowland above Brownsville and in the vicinity of the St. L., B. & M. station from the flood waters of the Rio Grande is now assured, so stated Alderman S. C. Tucker, chairman of the street and bridge committee to a Herald representative this morning. At the recent meeting of the county com missioners court, that body appro priated a sum not to exceed $500 to aid in the construction of this levee. The officials of the St. L., B. & M. railroad have also agreed to bear a portion of the expense, as this levee will be a great protection to the road bed of the company. The remainder of the funds neces sary tocarry on this work will be furnished by the city. The levee will begin at the Fort Brown wall and extend along the river baniv to a point in Ramirena. The total length will be from two to two and a half miles in length and the cost as now estimated will be somethinir like 1,500. Another important matter that Alderman Tucker stated he would bring before the city council at its next meeting is an ordinance to establish a fire limit in the business portion of the city. "We realize that an ordinance of this kind is badly needed in Browns ville, "said Mr. Tucker, "and we will endeavor to have an ordinance pas sed and made effective as soon as possible." Fire in Knrlskronn. By Associated Press. KarslKrona, Aug. 21. Four pers ons were burned to death and half dozen buildings were destroyed by a fire which broke nut in tho ren ter of Karlskrona. The Sodrasver-i ige bank and Smalands bank were among the premises destroyed. The! fire was due to the explosion of a' kerosine lamp. j Water in unv quantity de sired flows aat'i rally from the bottom of the tuo 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 whea the river is high. To All the canal we simply lift one or more of the eight gate? In the big concrete wall. The town of San Benito U growing rapidly. Splendid hotel. Running water in ev ery room. SLUGGING MATCH IN CHEYENNE. 'Young Corbett" Knocks Out "Mngg sey" in Fifteenth Round, By Associated Press. Cheyenne, Wyo., Aug. 21. "Young Corbett" (William Rothwell) of Denver, last night. knocked out Mugg sy School oi Cheyenne, in the fifteenth round. It was a case o fhard wallop ing from beginning to end. In the twelfth round, honors were about even with both men fighting furious ly. Both fighters showed spirit and pluck right through. In the first minute of the fifteenth round a crash ing right swing to the jaw landed by Corbett ended the fight. Itl SING MARKET TODAY. Bulls Control and Bidding Was Ag gressive. By Associated Press. New York, Aug. 21. Union Pa cific was again the leader, the op ing transactions amounting to 10,000 shares at 207 to 20S as compared with 206 5-5 at yesterday's close. Oth er stocks also showed material ad vances. The market closed firm with the bull operators Avell in command and bidding prices up aggressively, all around. Union Pacific gained 2 points, Reading 2, Tex. & Pac. 2 and Northern Pac. 2. Tiic Cotton Market. New York, Aug. 21. Cotton fu tures closed very steady as follows: OcU 12.1'7; Dec. 12.16; Jan. 12.15; March 12.16. Spots closed quiet 10 points higher than yesterday, with middling a U2.75. The Grain Market. Chicago, Aug. 21. The closing quotation: Wheat Corn Oats Sept. ..99- 66- 37 3fe- Dec. ...99 57- 37 Forest Fires in TJritish Columbia. By Associated Press. Winnipeg, Aug. 21. The forest fires now raging in British Colum bia are assuming the proportions of the fire Which destroyed Fernie last year. A strip o country one mile wide is in the grasp of the flames. One town has been destroyed. A Si ' . Tbk2