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THK tiiiOVrsSVUJJS itAlLt itEHALD TUESDAY, NOVEMBER l( lt(9 THE BROWNSVILLE HERALD By Brownsville Herald Publishing Co. M. J. Slattery Mrs. Jesse O. Wheeler Manager - Editor Official County and city Journal. Consolidated in 1893 with the Daily Cosmopolitan, which was published in Brownsville for sixteen years. Entered at the Postoffice, Brownsville, Texas, as second-class matter. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Dailv Published everv evenin except Sunday, by mail postpaid tn anv no i nt in the United States Mexico or Cuba, or delivered by carrier to any part of Brownsville Texas, or Matanioros. Mexico. One copy one year. . . ?6.00 One copy six months. 3.00 Weekly Published Saturday, by mail postpaid to any point, in the United States or Mexico. One copy one year $1.50 One copy six months 75 One cony three months. . .50 Subscriptions invariably due and payable in advance. Advertising rates on application. CHATTANOOGA SHERIFF TO JAIL TI ESDAY. NOVEMBER 1C, 1909. Loafing on the streets is an offense igainsr tl.e law and loafers give the rown an uncouth, disorderly appear and-. Run in the vagrants, Mr. Point-man, and see that they are fined. The Herald doffs its 'sombrero" to "he new Brownsville Business Men's Club' May it live and thrive, and be able to pay its bills. BR'HVNSVILLE IN THE LEAGUE A most important event in base. nail circles for Southwest Texas was chronicled in yesterday's Herald, in the special from San Antonio an nouncing the organization of the Southwest Texas Baseball League. The towns embraced in the league which are Austin. San Antonio, Bee- wile, Corpus Christi, Laredo, Victo ria, Bay City and Brownsville, give promise of a strong league, one which is doubtless destined to play an important part in the making of baseball history the coming season. It is especially gratifying to the lov ers of the green diamond in the val ey to learn that Brownsville is one jf thf league teams. This will make 3rownsviHe a great baseball center. Tt will justify the enterprise of the Brownsville Fair and Park Associa tion in building one of the best base isa'1 parks in Texas And it will give ihe Brownsville tans and .The Her ild something ia talk about in the w of baseball news throughout the season that will be worth while. It is up to tly Brownies now to gird themselves for victory. There an be no half-way ground with Brownsville in the baseball fiela. since she is In the league..- VALLEY PRODUCTS SENT TO CHICAGO NOTED CONTEMPT CASE ENDS IN J I". S. SUPREME COURT. SHIPP ETAL ARE SENTENCED' Result of Lynching of Ed .Johnson in Chattanooga in 1 !). Slierilf ' Shipp Having; Made No Effort to Guard Prisoner. By Associated Press. Washington, Nov. 15. Ninety, days imprisonment was imposed to-, day upon ex-Sheriff Joe Shipp of 1 Chattanooga, Tenn., by the U. S: ' Supreme Court for contempt of court in failing to prevent the lynching of the negro Ed Johnson, who had been convicted of assault, but whose exe cution had been stayed by the court." Luther Williams, Nick Nolan, Wil liam Mayes, Henry Padgett, and Jere. ! miah Gibson were also sentenced on I the same charge, the first two to ninety days and the last three to sixty days. Chief Justice Fuller, who pro nounced sentence; designated the United States jail in the District of Columbia as the place of imprison-1 ment. Attorneys for the prisoners 1 asked, on account of the difference , in climate, that the Federal prison in Atlanta be substituted for the ' District jail. To this Attorney Gen- eral Wickersham objected, saying the j Atlanta prison is used for long term I prisoners and the local jail is much more suited for the present purpose. The court took the request under au isement and asked the marshal of the court to retain the prisoners in his custody for the time being. This was the second time in the history of the Supreme Court of the United States that that august body had imposed a sentence upon citi zens, held guilty of disregarding; its mandates. The previous occas ion was in another generation. Heading the little group of six men, found guilty of contempt as they took their places before the black-robed justice, was Captain Joseph H. Shipp. the sheriff in ..ai- tanooga, Tenn., when he offended the court. His tall, straight figure. his seamed face and his gray- streaked beard, told of his long serv ice in the army of the Confederacy. Bowed down under 76 years, Jer emiah Gibson, the jailer, stood with him. ' With bedimed eyes he 'looked : Accounts of Organizations Church societies, fraternal organizations, clubs, unions, and business associations will find it convenient and desirable to have their surplus funds deposited in our Savings Department, where they will draw 4 per cent interest, compounded semi-annually- -Tir 1 B I rownsville & I rust Co. I We Believe THAT banking- should be regarded, as a professions THAT a long", profitable, healthful record is more es sential than gilded signs. THAT a safe depository is as important as the earning of money - THAT in the upbringing of children they be taught to save. We Have A substantial' capital, a large surplus and profit fund, a strong and conservative directorate; and we re spectfully solicit your business. The First National Bank of Brownsville C. B. KONE BEN CARY upon the long white locks of the Chief Justice, himself 76 years of I age, who would soon pronounce sen-, tence upon him, perhaps send him I to prison. He and Captain Shipp had j been found guilty of failing to pro- tect a negro, waiting to be hanged j on a charge or a heinous crime ; against a white woman, after the I Supreme Court of the United States bad stayed his execution. Luther Williams, Nick Nolan, Henry Padgett and William Mayes, residents of Chattanooga, found guilty of participation in the lyircli-i ing of Ed Johnson, formed the rest I of the group. Before them all sat ' the officials of the Department of I Justice. Around about them in the I little court room, were their at- NEW HOTEL RIVERSIDE New buildings; new furnishings fVst class in every detail Two blocks north ot depot jne block west of postefnee rivRTAIXLY THE .MOST IE.TKAi;LK LOCATION IN THE CITY ESPECIAL ATTENTION TO TRAN SIENTS 30 ROOMS?. ALL SOGTFI ANI SOUTHEAST EXPOSURE. $2.00 PfexrDay- BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS Take a ride through West rownsv file You'll like it: J.. EL SCOTT - - Genera Manager. Laundering' Dainty Garments Such as SSwrt Waists, Skirls, Lingerie, elc, is a tpart of our work, whichns done in an ex cellent manner. . Vfir should also do all of' yocr. flat work Our price fr thus art very low and we da it better than you can do itichome. Telephone No. 1 The Mode! Laundry TO BE IHSl'LAYKI AT IRRIGAi TIOX CONVENTION THERE. Sugar Cane ami Citrus Fruits to Show What This Section Can Do Hock Island-Frisco Assisted 'liy L. H. Hallam In Securing Exhibit. Brownsville and the Lower Rio Grande Valley will he represented at the irrigation exhibition to be held n Chicago, beginning November 20th, and lasting for thirty days, by a display of sugar cane and citrus fruits. This exhibition will include Oil manner of products raised by ir , -gallon from every section of the V.teJ' States where irrigation is prai"wd It will be - viewed by many Ttifmsands of people and the advertising' to be gained by a proper display there can not be estimated. The movement was started by the Chicago Tribune which through its olumns has advertised the exhibi tion throughout the country. The Ro.k Island-Frisco rairoad system has heartily co-operated with the Tribune in promoting this exhi bition, both railroads having sent spec ial agents to every irrigated dis trict in the United States to gather displays. Recently B. P. llovey of Chicago, presenting the industrial depart ment of the Rock Island road, was in Ttrownsville for the special pur pose of securing an exhibit from this section of the country to be dis played at Chicago. Mr. Hovey was .nstructed by his road that if he tvas unable to obtain the exhibit any thPr wav to purchase outright such specimens as he could find suitable tor this display. Mr. Hovey was a iotori.illv in securing the asoiaim . , t TT iliit from this section by L. h Hniinm of this city. Fifty stalks jf fine cane were secured from T. i Jackson, residing near urowns tv Mr. Hovey. who left here unnrtav morning for Chicago, taking "rhe cane with him. The citrus ruits to be used in the display were secured by Mr. Hallam and consist of nnnderosa lemons, commercial lem ons, oranges and kumquats, all be mir raised in this immediate section ard making a fine showing for the alley as a citrus fruit country- These specimens will be snipped 10 v.m bj Mr. Hauam Tomorrow. torneys and other lawyers, while tli - three rows of seats for spectator? fw 0f faiL leaving only Johnr ! L BANK BMANTS NAHM BROWNSVILLE. TEXAS Capital and Surplus, $15OT000.00 were crowded. The proceedings were practi'cniTy without precedent. In I87r, John Chiles, a business man of Texas, was brought before the court for con tempt in connection with dealings son and a. white woman on tnai'i floor. The court pointed out that j this same man had Seen removed from the upper floor of the jail, leaving only .lohnson and a white 1 woman on that floor. The cjurt in Texas indemnity bonds, contrary j pointed out that this same man had to an order of the Suprme-Cburt- We j fjjj. removed in the- same way at was fined 5250. But that instance, time of the first attempt to lacked the interest of the case tdday. ! lynch Johnson, whirh hail been frus In it were involved no race question, j trated b? the removal of the negro, no lynching, no interference with. shipp Usfd oglT A few 1lockfi state jurisdiction; only- the majesty t ... , h, ...nK nnti. Padgett aodi Maiyes were neid asi evidence of their guilS- of the lftw as interpreted by the hichest court of the land. The case today originated in the court's decision in March, 19off, to consider the appeal' of Johnsonv front a verdict of the Tennessee courts holding him guilty and sentencing him to be hanged on a charge- of assault. The night after eh a- de- terminauon 01 me aupreiiie- ccmn yievr aH(4gt!(i to nave be61t had wu, to review the proceedings was wired SWpp. peopIe of Hamilton- to o-".uu6u. o.uu. ,.ounty ere iUing to Jet the law jail, took the prisoner out. and , . .. ,tr nM, it ,ff-nmn known lynched him. , . M wnnlil not nrohahlv ,he court was much incensed by', ,,SIl of for fmir or five vears the lynching, and at its instance the... .. s,m rn.,rt f ti, United Attorney General instituted pro- . . c .. ,,, Qin nc CJ,virlf.. eedings against Sheriff Shipp.' ... . ,.limi. tn i Jauer Gibson aiiu twenty-five oth. ... - . f , n,,r. . if fied by the- trial jndge and the. pros- j ec-nting attorney that a mob trac at I the Jail, went there alone. Although I for an hour in the- midst of or near , the mob,, the eourt held he.-dd noS seek to ol.iiin information so that he culd Meatify any of its inember. The court in tinding Shipp guilty . ommentrs! on a publ'.shu inter CGaitanfljga,. Tenn., Nov. 15. Cap- i tatn. Sliip9. has Been. ita. public life j here since 187S. lie is now a trus tee of the Tennessee Confederate ' Sulmers, Home. Daring the Civil ; War he served im the army of North- ; e?n Virginia. Capt. Shipp is sixty. ; sis, years old. He had a wife and seven children, all Living in Chatta nooga. Except two sons who live in Dallas and Honstcn. Tex. Jeremiah Gibson, the oldest of the six de-Sendan.ts- is 78- years of age.j He was also a soldier in the Con fftrt urate am? WARRN & CROSS Civil and Hydraulic Engineering Architects 1 Maps, Plans and Estimates Irwfgation Engineering one of our Specialties Rooms 4 and 6, Puente Building, Brownsville, Texas BOUGHT TO BE POSTPONED i Xr AIUCANttKAIEXTS FOR STATE WATKI IWAYS ASSOCIATION, . - - 1 1 1 w ii ers supposed to have been implicated , n the lynching, charging Uiem with , c ontempt. Many of the accused , were exonerated, and in the end ; only six were found guilty. The finding of the eourt was an nounced in May, just before the close of the last term of court, but all the defendants entered motions of rehearing, which had the effect of postponing action until this fall. On Nov. 1, rehearing was denied and the six men ordered before the court for sentence today. In investigating the case, the Su preme Court found that Johnson was removed from Chattanooga to Nashville before his trial, because of fear that he would be lynched. He was brought back for legal execu tion. When the Supreme Court stayed the execution, the court has held, Shipp made no effort and gave Chief Justice Fuller in pronounc ing Shipp guilty said that this ref erence to "peophy was sfenificattt, "for he was a candidate for re-election and had been tolrt that his saving the prisoner from the first attempt to mob him would cost bim his place, and he had answered that he wished the mob had got him be fore he diet. The court held that Gibson, must have believed that a mob would at tack tli- jail the night Johnson was lynched but although he was in charge- of the jail more than two hours, before its arrival, he made no effort to summon assistance to repel the attack. The testimony of Mrs. Baker, a white prisoner, the ef fect that Gibson tolu her before the mob arrived that It was coming and for her to go to her cell, was re- No Definite News Regarding Mat ter, However ISrownsville Kusi-. iicas Men's Club Will Co.operate : With Lower Rio Grande- Ctuli. i no orders to have the deputies or, 'erie others guard the jail, but left the night jailer, Gibson, there alone. That evening a white male prison er was removed from the upper Williams and Nolan participated in the lynching, the court held upon the strength of the direc t testimony to that effect. Statements made by No meeting of the committee ap pointed by the Lower Rio Grande Valley Commercial Club to make ar rangements for the Stat Waterways Convention, which may or may not meet in Brownsville this week was. held last night, as Noah Allen, chair man of the committee, had received word, since calling the meeting, lead ing him to think the convention dates had been changed as desired, although no positive word to that effect has come from Secretary Ma gill, who is still at San Antonio. On request of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Club, President More of the Brownsville Business Men's Club appointed R. B. Creager, Noah Allen, B. II. McGary John Gregg and A. Ashheim, a committee from the new organization to co-operate with that from the valley club in making arrangements in case the thought-to-be postponed convention has not v.en postponed . Twelve hundred and eight fractional blocks aggregating one hundred and eighty-seven lots, in the Stillman extension to the city, (formerly known as the "Woodhouse Labor") adjoining West Brownsville. Will Sell in Biilk. Easy Terms Address: A. T. WoOdhOUSe, ' ! SUGAR CANE Jfe Several thousand tons of sugar cane wanted for immediate delivery. Must be of excellent quality. Mention price per ton f. o b. railroad station. Address J. N. KILGORE, Harlingen, Texas. a b i I f .