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OWNSVIL s VOL. XVII. NO. 383 BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3. 1909 SINGLE COPIES 5 CENTS L F Vv 4 4 4 4 4 r .ft i1 4 41 4 WIRE FENCING PROBLEMS! can be solved by using the best fence materials and implements. We carry a complete stock of American Steel & "Wire Co.'s pro ducts. BARBED ASD SMOOTH WIRE. Hog Fencing, to be used alone, or with two or three strands of barbed wire above. The New American Poultry Fence; the best fence on the mar ket for poultry gardens, orchards and yards. Poultry Netting, 2 Inch mesh, galvan ized before weaving in all sizes from 12 inches to 72 inches. Barbed Wire and Poultry Netting Staples We have purchased especially for the use of our customers a large automatic stretcher for stretching woven wire fences. By using this implement your fence will be stretched tight and even. No charge for its use. HICKS HARDWARE CO. 0 k'' 5 O-. DOING AT Ihis pace THINGS GO CRISS INHUMAN BRUTE CROSS IN CHICAGO HEAVILY FINED A DENSE FOG PARALYZED BUS1- PUNISHMENT FOR CRIME OF MU NESS HERE TODAY. TILATING AXIMAL. Bevoral Street Car Collisions and Manuel Martinez, Who Tortured'.. Many Passengers Injured In Down- Helpless Goat, Fined S1"0 and Town Streets Darkness Is So In- Cost for the Crime Must Pay or tense One Can't See a Foot Away. Work the Streeets. By Associated Press Chicago, Dec. 3. ihe dense fog which hung over Chicago today in terfered seriously with traffic on steam, street and elevated railroads and caused two wrecks in the early part of the day, in which a number One of the collisions occurred at 103rd street and Vincennes avenue, where two interurban cars crashed together, injuring eight persons, two of whom may die. Another ac cident was on the incline leading to the Indiana street bridge over . the Chicago river where two surface street cars collided, injuring three nassancers. In the down town streets, the darkness was so intense today that vehicles were visible only a few feet away. This morning in - the (Reorder's court, the trial of Manuel Martinez and three others for the brutal treatment of a goat, which was re ported -in yesterday's Herald was held. On the admission of Man uel Martinez that he, alone, was re sponsible for the crime and the state ments of the othe- defendants, that the3- endeavored to prevent him from abusing the animal, fT three were released without question, while Martinez was convicted and fined 100 and costs The defendane has the alternative of working out his fine and boarding himself or of leaving the country en , tirely. NO RKHEAKIXG FOR, WALSH. i'.i COL. BRYAN EXPECTED ' . Ht AT MISSION SUNDAY. rY X rH Hi Probably Spend Week, and. .i Will Set in Motion Mission Yr Ht Pumping Plant. i'ni Appeal of Former Bank' President Turned Down. TRANSPORT PRAIRIE GOES AGROUND. 700 Marines Bound for Isthmus Struck on Mud Bar in Delaware River. By Associated JPress. Philadelphia, Dec. 3. The U. S. transport, Prairie, which left here yesterday with 700 marines 'bound for Panama went aground" last night in the Delaware river near Fort Delaware. She is still fast in a bed of mud and probably will remain so until high tide. The transport is lying in an easy position in soft mud and thus far has sustained no damage. A deter mined effort was made to float the Prairie at high tide at 4 o'colck this morning. Three tugs pulled on her but were unable to move the ves. sel very much. The Prairie was in charge of F. L. Lubker, a Delaware river pilot, and was going down the river under almost full headway when she struck. By Associated Press. Chicago, Dec. 3. John R. Walsh, convicted of misapplying the funds of the Chicago National Bank, of which he was president has been de nied a rehearing, his appeal to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals here today being rejected by Judges Grosscup, Seamon anu Baker. 'ihe court declined to admit Walsh to bail, but permitted him on motion to defer the beginning of bis sentence pending an application to the supreme court, meanwhile plac ing him in the custody of the United States marshal. This action of the court is based on the precedent es tablished in the Morse case, when the New York financier was committed to the Tombs pending an appeal to the supreme court. Brunswick Line Discontinued Brunswick, Ga., Dec. 3. With the announcement by the Clyde Steara ! ship line today that it will establish I a freight service between Boston and Galveston, it is stated the Clyde com ' pany will discontinue it sline to this 1 port. Ships may touch here to and J from Jacksonville on the Boston line. The last Clyde ship will visit this Wm. J. Bryan will arrive at Mission next Sunday, accord iH ing to the latest advices re. -h ceived by J. J. Conway, who if: was in town last night. The lM latter is planning to have the Commoner open the throttle to & start in motion the splendid Hi new second lift pumping plant 4i now about ready for business. fH The length of Mr. Bryan's stay -r- at Mission is indefinite, but Mr. x Conway expects him to remain for at least a week. JEFF AND - JACK SIGN THE PAPER AGRK E TO not XDS J FORTY-FIVE ULY 1. AUSTRALIA OFFERS $200,000 The Scrap May Be Pulled Off in Utah, But California is- the Most Lncely Place. The i.eferee to be Selected 00 Days Before Contest. New York, Dec. is. Final articles for the heavyweight championship light between Jeffries ancl. Johnson were signed this afternoon. They agree to fight forty-five rounds or more either in Utah or California, be fore Tex. Ricard s club orijTuly '4, 1910. The referee will be S3fcted sixty days -ffore the contest. The battle between Jeffries and Johnson may possibly be held at Salt Lake City. Just before the two lighters sat down to sign up the final articles for-the contest in Ho boken today, 'Tex" Ricard the suc cessful bidder for the championship fight was handed two telegrams, which he said came from prominent citizens of Salt Lake City. Rickard announced to the fighters that the messages requested him to disregard the quoted statements from the governor and the"" district attorney of Salt Lake City, that they will not permit the fight in that state. TRIKE CKBON YIEL SOME UNlwX MEX WOl L- WORK, BUT FEAR STR1. vi.tt.S. BLIZZARD OVER NORTHWEST Lack of Coal May Cause Much Suf fering in Montana, But Freight Trams May Move in Time to Prevent-It. By Associated PresgT St. Paul; Dec. 3. Superin tendent Morrison of the un. ion depot terminus said to day that he had bean approached by five members of the Switchmhen's jUnion today, who said there is much dissatisfaction , in the ranks of the union and fully half of tne men are idesirous of- returning tto work, be ing deterred from doing so only by fear of the strikers. This state ment is corroborated by officials of the Soo and Omaha railroads. Duluth, Minn., Dec. 3. Jt is evi dent today that the backbone of the switchmen's strike is broken at Du luth."'' This morning conditions were almost normal again and within a dfty or, tg.o it is believed all signs of J.k$ strifte here will have been wiped but. ' Forty-lour switchmen who are members of the brotherhood of rail- ray trainmen returned to work in the Northern Pacific yards and fif teen more were to return this after noon. Sydney, N. S., Dec. 3. Hugh Mc intosh today cabled Lis representa tive at New York to bid a maximum of $200,000 for the Jeffries-Johnson fight. Mcintosh says he made a de posit with a New York newspaper. Bids for the Jeffries-Johnson fight closed December 1, and the award went to Rickard and Gleason: yester day. The news of the award was sent promptly to Australia, but the cable does not indicate whether it reached Mcintosh. HOW SUGAR WEIGHERS CHEATED UNCLE SAM. Exposed on Witness Stand in Sugar Farud Trials. Associated. Press. New trii'i Dec. 3. Surveyor Parr, the man behind the original sugar fraud expose was on the stand today and described the manner in which the manipulators, by means of a steel rod pushed through con cealed holes in the scales, were able to make the scales record less than the real weight while weighing was in progress. It was stated today that the gov ernment's side of the case will be completed next Tuesday. NO WORD FROM ZELAYA. Dismissed Charge d'Affaires Is Still at Washington. Associated Press Washington, Dec. 3. No news has been received from his government today by Senor Rodriguez, charge d'affaires of the Niearaguan legation. Nothing, he said, has come during the last forty-eight hours and since he informed Zelaya that the Sec retary of State had given him pass, ports. Rodriguez will remain in this city until he gets instructions as to his future course. 1...lAS -sitDER TRIAL. Argument Begun Today Probably Conclude Saturday. Little; Rock, Ark. Dec. 3. The Ar gument in the trial of W. Y. Ellis, charged with the murder of A. P. Willis of Indianapolis, was begun here today. The state will be allotted six hours and opened with Attorney Rhoten. It is not believed the case will go to the jury before Saturday afternoon. BOSTON-GALVESTON LINE. Clyde Steamship Co. Establishes New Freight Service. Boston, Mass., Dec. 3. The Clyde Steamship Co. today announced that it will establish a freight line be tween this port and Galveston to be gin by the end of December. Strike Breakers Arrive. ; St- Paul, Dec. 3. Three hundred ion-union switchmen arrived at St. ?aul today and were taken undee guard to the rear of the Northern Pacific general oflices. As tne -nonunion men marched up Broadway, missiles were thrown at them. Great Fails, Montana, Dec. 3. Fifteen hundred men are idle here because of the Switchmen's strikes. It is impossible to get ore from the mines to Butte,- and the Boston and Montana smelter suspended opera tions yesterday. The. Royal flouring mills are without wheat and must lay off 500 men. Bad Shape at St. Paul. St. Paul. Dec. 3. Conditions at the local terminals, owfng to the strike of the switchmen are still in a bad shape this morning. While there is some movement of cars, there is no volume of business and most of the passenger traffic is de layed. More strike breakers were put to work today, but it is impos sible to accurately estimate the num ber of strike breakers employed. The strikers say that the men who have been imported are not railroad men and canr.ot do the work prop erly. Improve at Seattle. Seattle, J)ec. 3. Traffic conditions in the Northwest are beginning to show improvement. The Northern Pacific and Great Northern roads have begun the movement of trains and are beginning to reduce the con gestion by the arival of several non union switching crews who have been put to work. NO COAL BLIZZARD RAGING. Strike MIiy" Cause -Serious Suffering in Northwest. Associated Press. St. Pul, Dec. 3. With a cold wave hovering over Montana and a bliz zard raging, it is feared much suf fering will result because of the depletion of the coal supply, unless traffic conditions are nucikly im proved. The Northern Pacific was able to get two coal trains over the Montana division yesterday, but both were for the" company's own use. At Fargo today horses were used in moving freight cars. Horses are also being used for the movement of freight cars at Brainard, Minn., as only one switch engine is working. Six local time freights have been made up in the Missoula yards by division officers and clerks of the Northern Pacific and they are' ex pected to be started today. Gale on British Coast. By Associated Press. London, -c. 3. A severe gale prevailed throughout Great Britain today. Considerable damage was wrought, particularly in coast towns. COTTON STATES LEAGUE. Meeting Is Called For December 11 In New Orleans. By Associated Press. New Orleans, Dec. 3. President Merrill of the Cotton States League has called a meeting of the league for Dec. 11, at the St. Charles ho tel, this city. Considerable import, ance attaches to this meeting, as it will definitely decide whether the reorganization of clubs for the 1910 season will be carried out. Repre sentatives from eight or ten towns wanting franchises wll be present. SAN BENITO, TEXAS Is in the very heart of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Nineteen miles north of Brownsville on the main Yin? of the St. Louis. Brownsville & Mexico Railway. SAN BENITO Is the most favored spot in this, the most favored valley on the Continent. Forty thousand acres of rich alluvial soil, varying Srora a black saLdy silt to a rich chocolate loam. The Only Gravity Canal in the Rio Grande Val leythe Largest Canal in Texas. The San Benito gravity canal is 87 miles long, averages 250 'eet in width and 20 feet in depth. It is navigable its jentire length, afford ing cheap and convenient transportation for'the products of our farms. Each of the six great locks in this canal will pass boats 20x60 feet. Many motor boats and small pleasure craft ply our canal's waters. .. ' This immense channel affords storage for 31,000 acre feet of water. We can store enough water at a single filling to last us four months. Storage and Gravity are the Two Most Neces sary. Conditions for Successful Irrigation, The town of San Benito, although only two years old, has a population of more than 1,000, a complete water system, cement sidewalks now being laid, two good schools with a corps of six competent teachers, churches, stores and many permanent and expensive residences. THE BUSIEST NEW TOWN IN THE LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY Come to San Benito and see what has been accomplished in two yt'ars seven thousand acres of our tract iu cultivation, prosperous- larms in all directions. Many thousand acres more being cleared and pre pared for crops. Write for Illustrated Booklet SAN BENITO LAND & WATER COMPANY SAN BENITO,TEXAS. ALBA HEY WOOD, Pres. and Gen- Manager, Brownsville office opposite Miller Hotel. ijl Leveling, Subdividing.'Lateral Building, Concrete Construction Tit He i Two years First Asst. Eng. Panama Canal: four years ioc. Eng. Mexican Central Ry. Mexico; nine years irrigation and general-engineering work in Texas. Xew Mexico and Arizona. - Civil Engineer and Contractor My experience is of value to you. Engineering has been ray life work. The in formation and knowledge I possess has been attained only by close study of condi tions. If you want to know the best way to irrigate your land. I can tell oo. Each piece of land needs to be irrigated and treated differently. Imte ary they slope in different directions; some portions are high, others low. You need the advice of-an experienced and successful engineer to build your laterals. 1 hese things I cm positively do. You are not experimentiug if I do the work. Fourteen: years cf ex perience to back my claims. I am at your service. Ilarlingen. Texas. : rr w Ht & Hr zH & jfc Hi m 3: m -K jfc & i is GK LINE GRA CONTRA SAID TO RE GIVKX TO HARLIX-1 GBX COXTRACTOII. TO SURVEY NEW ANOOS GTS1 a. EXGIXEER BKlGULMAX AXI) PARTY START. LAREDO CONNECTION ASSURED Entire Distance to Sam Kordyce Covered With Uight of Way St. Louis Capital Said to Re Racking tlie Project. That the men who are pushing the so-called "Picket Line," which, it is proposed will run from Laredo down the river to Sam Fordyce, are in earnest would seem to be indicated by the fact that the contract for grading the entire line has just been given out to Perry Clark of Harlin gen. Mr. Clark, who came in on the noon train today said that he is un der contract to begin work on Jan. 20, 1910. C. M. Pish, general freight and passenger agent of the Texas-Mexican road, and J. C. Reister, travel ing freight agent of the Sap, are the men who have been pushing the new project and with whom Mr. Clark transacted his business. According to reliable reports, neither of the railroads represented by these men is interested in the Picket Line, they acting for a syn dicate of St, Louis capitalists. They -ave covered all the territory be tween Laredo and Fordyce and, according to Mr. Clark, have prac tically closed for the entire right of way with the usual accompaniment of bonuses. British Parliament Dissolved. Associated Press. London, Dec. 3. Parliament was prorogued today, nd many members of the House of Commons and peers at once began political campaigns among their constituencies for re- election. Will Regin at Sam Fordyce Taking Account of Changes in Rio Grande Itank In Last .Summer's Rise Dr. Follott. Coining. This morning a party of U. S. en gineers left for Sam Fordyce to start work on a survey of the river. This is to work th new bancos that were made by the last rise and also any other changes that may tare oc curred in the course of the river. The party that went up the river this morning was in charge o. H. C. Bruggeman of El Paso, with M. B. Kowalski of Brownsville as assistant engineer; and included F. Putegnat, H Schreiber W. m Amtbor and E. De Bruin, an of this city and Dr. Fol charge of work on the ri'.rerHRD lett, tlie government engineer in charge of the wor kon the rivtxr, will arrive from El aso next Monday. The launch tat was to have been brought from Galveston by Mr. Bruggeman is now at Aransas Pass waiting for. favorable weather to come tha remainde ro fthe distance. TAFT'S FIRST MESSAGE. Turned Over to Press Associations For Daily Papers Today. By Asociated Press. Washington, Dec. 3. Sixteen hun dred copies of President Taft's an nual message were delivered at the White House at 9 o'clock this morn ing and immediately turned over to the press assbclations for distribu tion to the daily papers through out the country. It is stated that the message contains from fifteen to sixteen thousand words.