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OWNSVILLE DAILY HERALD.
VOL. XVIII. 1STG 40.
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30. 1909
SINGLE COPIES 5 CENT
John Deere Farm Implements
New Moline Wagons
i Deere Vehicles
New Davenport Roller-Bearing
QUALITY IS REMEMBERED
LONG AFTER PRICE IS FORGOTTEN
Hicks Hardware Co.
WITHIN THREE YEaKS ,
COME TO MISSION
And We Will Convince ou
Mission Lend Improve
- R. N. MAGILL, General Sales Agent
Elizabeth Street, Half Block West of thef Miller Hotel
SCANDAL MONGERS REHASH AN
CIENT TALKS OF SLANDER.
CtnTilict Between Lords uml Conunons
Which Kesultea in Order for Iilec.
tioif of New Parliament, Occasion
of Much Mud-Slinging.
London, Dec. 30. Characterized
liy the rattling of old bones, the ex
hibition of ancient family skeletons
and the airing of mildewed scandal6, (
the campaign for the coming election
is rapidly developing in interest an,
excitement. The King's proclama
tion, formally dissolving Parliament
'and issuing writs for the election, is
scheduled for January 8. the first
borough pollings will be hem January
13 and will continue through three
days, to be followed by the coun
try pollings, from January 19 to 24.
It ia expected that the new Parlia
ment will meet on February 13.
. As the Issue in the campaign, de
clared to involve the greatest con.
stitutional crisis in the history of
England since Cromwell slayed the
doctrine of the divine right of kfhgs,
is one fietween the Commons and the
Lords, the latter are naturally re
ceiving a great many delicate at
tentions from the Liberal press.
In fact, the rehashing of ancient
of the most Tprominent families
British noblllly ZTal 'lf the Nicaraguan affair, today
of ttiese papers to he fu l ma aH gaveftQ an m
higher the rank, the more spicy the j
scandal, seems to be tne ruie.
dukes, twenty of whom were among
the 350 peers who voted against the
i,rtfrAr.-drew the attention of the"
.nntit!nii slnveTs first, arid ba'relyi
a one of the twenty is left without a
bar sinister upon his escutcheon, if
one is to believe the scandal mongers.
Many of the my-lords are coming in
for similar "write-ups," genealogical
trees are helng analyzed.' and the
mnn stock on which many a noble
name is sam i . - -
i-m hn. to the gaze of the curious
and vulgar eye. , ,
In fact, it looks as if England -were
in for pne'of the muddiest of mud
Rlinring campaigns that has ever
Sned the palate of decent folks.
Thanks e. it will not last more thai!
about four weekBi
1 COAL MINIS SUPERINTENDENT
i IX VERY SERIOUS CONDITION.
j Taken From "Mine Unconscious
! Risked His Life in Heroic Effort to
' Save an Employe.
I Associated Press.
i Molester. Okla.. Dec. 30. After
having been entombed 28 hours in a
smoke filled cm of the Bolen Damon
Company's coal mine near here. Su
perintendent John Brown was res.
cued alive but unconscious early to
day. His condition is serious, but
physicians believe he will pull
through. Brown risked his life in a
heroic attempt to rescue o Ag-
nicar, the shot firur, who was en
tombed following the explosion on
one of the lower levels of the mine
GRATIFIED AT RESULT OF
SION TO WASHINGTON.
Declares Presidential Change in Nic
aragua Cleared Way for Both Peace
and Patriotism in that Unhaipy
Republic. Not Unfriendly to L. S.
thorized statement regarding his pre.
eut UllbSlUU IU LU1B UUUUUJ
Government Creel declared that he
had accomplished his task with gra
tifying results. The resignation of
Zelaya and succession of President
Madriz, he said, has ended many dif
ficulties and prevented anarchy in
Nicaragua, and peace and patriotism
are now finding the way clear for
both in Nicaragua. In regard to
granting an asylum to Zelaya by Mex
ico, Gov. Creel said, this was in no
sense an act of unfriendliness towards
,the United States
Cardinal Satolli Seriously III.,
Rome, Dec 30. Cardinal Satolli
who is ill with nephritis. Is reported
to be failing rapidly today. His life
is, being prolonged only by artificial
administration of oxygen.
YORK ILVS HER COLDEST
DAY THIS WINTER.
ANOTHER SEVERE GOLD WAVE
i Sends More Snow Over Shivering East
and Freezes Rivers. . Disaster May
Follow ou Heels of Two Weeks'
Unusual Weather Conditions.
I New York, Dec. 30. New Yorkers
I n T-ri-k l--i tnniminrr rt fin1 f lia rlrl
ii unc iuio iiiisi iiiii w uuu iuc v-
est day of the winter upon them. Six
degrees above zero was registered by
the official thermometer at 5 a. m
Many persons have been overcome by
the cold and the municipal lodging
houses and police stations are crowd
ed with persons seeking shelter.
Another Cold Ware.
Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 30?-The
arrival of another severe cold wave
from the West yesterday destroyed aa
hope of a speedy clearing away of
the immense banks of snow left here
from the record breaking snowfall of
last week. All through the state se.
vere cold weather is reported, therr
inometers registering as lore as o be
low. River Frozen at Cincinnati.
Cincinnati, Dec. 30. For the first.
time in seven years, the Ohio river at
this place is frozen over today, ex
cept for a small place in the local
harbor. Tugs are plying up and
down the river in an effort to keep it
open. Over a million dollars' worth
of river property is jeopardized by
the freezing water.
COLD PliEXTY. COAIi SHORT.
Louisville May SuiTer Seriously
Cold Weather Continues.
Louisville, Dec. 30. With small
promises of any materially higher
temperature in the next 36 hours,
Louisvillt is poorly prepared to face
a continuance of the coldest weather
it has experienceu in years, oub
jectea for days to an unusual dram
upon coal, the supply has run low
and the reserve, which is kept in
barges on the Ohio, is not accessible
because of the ice on the river. Ex.
tra freight trains are making trips
to the Kentucky mines for coal to
enable fuel dealers to supply their
v Sunny South Gets a Frost.
Louisville, Ky., Dec. 30. The cold
wave which set the south shivering
seems to have followed almost a
straight line from Winnipeg to the
Gulf of Mexico. Not only did the cen
tral south feei the effects but onjthe
South Atlantic coast as far south as
Miami, Fla., freezing (temperature
Jacksonville is the coldest place in
Florida today, with a tempature of j
degrees' Tampa across the state and
two hundred farther south reported
I. egrees and a kuiing frost New
Orleans registered 26, Mobile 22, At
JantalO, Knoxyille 8. and Nashville
Pittsburg, Dec. 30. Half a dozen
persons are dead from exposure,
manufacturing- plants are compelled
to suspend, trains from thirty min
utes to two hours late, mercury reg
istering from 1 to 5 degrees below
z"ero and much suffering results from
the cold wave that struck this city
during the night.
PRESIDENTS XIECE WEDS.
Geo. Snntvden of Seattle, the Happy
3Iai: a Quiet Affair.
New York, Dec. 30 Witb the pres
ident of the United States as a guest,
Miss Louise Taft, his niece will be
married today to Geo. Snowden of Se
attle at the residence of her parents.
.Mr. and Mrs. Henry Taft. The wed
ding which will occur this afternoon,
will be quietly celebrated because ot
the recent death of Mrs. Horace Taft,
the bride's aunt. Only relatives and
a lew intimate friends will attend.
The President Attends.
Washington, Dec. 30. President
Taft, accompanied by -ss daughter,
Helen, and son, Robert, left here to
day over the Pennsylvania railroad
for New York to attend the wedding
of his niece. Miss Louise Taft,.
IXJURKI) IX TEXEMEXT FIRE.
Five Possibly Fatally and Six Fire,
New York, Dec. 30. More than a
score of persons were injured, five of
them possibly fatally, In a fire which
swept a big double tenement in East
New York today. Six of the injured
were firemen who were overcome by
smoke and hurt in aiding the im
perilled people in the biasing struc
MIL YOAKUM WILIj SPEND S10O
000 OX THE WORK.
OF BALLASTING THE TRACK;
Wi.l Also Put Road in Frist Class,
Condition Throughout, According
To Statement at Corpus 0hristi
Spent Christmas at Sta. Gertrudis.
The sum of $400,000 will be ex
pended at once in ballasting the
Brownsville road according to a
statement authorized by B. F Yoa.
kum Tuesday, on his visit to Corpus J
Christi. ' j
Mr. Yoakum . was . a Christmas !
guest of Mrs. H. M. King and her
son-in-law, Robt. J. Kleberg, at the
famous Santa Gertrudis ranch near i
Kingsville, from whence he paid
Corpus Christi an unexpected visit
To Improve Brownsville Road.
Of the Various expressions by air.
Yoakum quoted on this occasion, the J
following concerning the Browns
ville road, reported by the Corpus
Christi Herald, is of greatest inter
est to readers interested in the
"On the subject of the Brownsville
road, which only recently became a
Yoakum property, Mr. Yoakum au.
thorized the statement that he would
at once expend 5400,000 in ballast
ing the road and had ordered fifty
additional cars .for that purpose.
This will be followed by other im
provement work until tbeVoad is put
in a first class physical condition As
to whether or not any changes would
be made in the management of the
road, Mr. Yoakum said he had noth
ing to make public just at present.
The Herald further reports that
Mr. Yoakum returned to Kingsville
with Mr. Kleberg Tuesday night and
Chat, after two or three days more
at Santa Gertrudis, Mr. Yoakum will
go to San Antonio and from there
to New York. The Herald concludes
its report as follows:
"Mr. Yoakum owns a beautiful or
ange farm (within -'.sight of Santa
Gertrudis and he says he was more
than pleased at" the healthy condition
in which he found his trees, many of
whic are now old enough to bear
"His farm is well kept up, but
now that he h?s interests, which will
require mpre of his time in this seec.
tion it is expected that. he will spend
a part of each year on the farm, es
pecially in the fruitjng season."
TO SUITRESS TJIB
WHITE SLAVK TIJAFI'IO.
French Paper lJprlares UnifeO States
Findings That France Leads in It
Paris, Dee. 30. The Matin today
declares that the findings of the Uni.
ted States Immigration Commission,
which placed France first among the
nations as exporters of the so-called
white slave recruits constitute' a na
tional disgrace and appeals to the
government to commence immediate
ly "pour parlers" with Washington
for si.prre&sion of the traffic.
The Stock Market.
Chicago, Dec. 30. Wheat, Dec.
11S 1.2; May, 112 1-4; Corn, Dec.
G3; May, 6G 7-8 a 67. Oats, Dec.
44 1-2; May, 45 3-4 a 7-S.
New York, Dec. 30. The
year end flurry in call money took
place today; loans going to 7 per
cent, on the Stock Exchange during
the noon hour.
Liverpool, Dec. 30. Cotton spot,
moderate business done at prices nine
points higher. -American middling
Taft Purchases Baseball Grounds.
- Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 30. It is
officially announced here this after
noon that Chas. P. Taft of Cincinnati,
purchased the grounds of the Phila
delphia National League' baseball
club from John Rogers and A. J.
Zero In Virginia.
Winchester, Va., Dec. 30. Zero
weather prevails in northern Virginia
the first in several years. It was two
above zero early' todayU
SAN BENITO CANAL -
IC A Ikf
I he Busiest Place in the Vallev
Nineteen miles north of Brownsville on the main line cf the
St. Louis, Brownsville & Mexico Railway.
DON'T FAIL TO STOP AT SAN BENITO WHILE IN THE VALLEY
t an Benito has the Largest Canal in the State of Texas
the only gravity canal in the Valle'.
Eight thousand acres of Growing Crops on the San Benito
Tract. Thousands of acres being cleared.
The town of San Benito has a population of 1,500, good
schools, churches, stores and "permanent and expensive
residences. Write for ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET
SAN BENITO LAND & WATER CO.
SAN BENITO, TEXAS
ALBA HEY WOOD, President and General Manager
BROWNSVILLE OFFICE OPPOSITE THE MILLER HOTEL.,
& & Hi :-K Ya Vr. X X & fft H: r i'n -
Leveling, Subdividing, Lateral
Two year? First Asst. Ene. ranama Canal: fonr ears lc. Krg. Mr-xic&n
Central Ky. Mexico: nine years irrigation awl general tnsiwinoj
work in Texas. New Mexico ami Arizona.
Mr exverience is of tralue to you. Enjcineerins has been my life work. Tlu in
formation and knowledge I possess lifs been attained only by c!c -tiKiy oi o
tion. If you want to know the beat way to irrigate your land. I tan tci. li.
Each rjiece of land needs to he irrigated and treated dirTertnt'.y. 1 s.:iU arv i: i-
s'ope m different directions; some portions are high, others ! i . Vim netd the iIHre
of an experienced and successful engineer to bnild our laterals. 1 r.ce ihi:it'- I c; s
po-dtire'y do. You are not experitneritins if I do the Work I-ourittr. -vint- . t
erience to back my claims. 1 am at j our service. H.-r'-'nt- :i. To
WASHIXGTOX SPECULATING OX
ACTION OF LATIN KKPURLICS.
Honduras. ami Costa Rica Expected to
Favor Zelaya's Successor. Knox
Will lie Grievously Pained if Me.v.
ico Acts Without His Knowledge.
Washington, Dec. 30. There is
much speculation here concerning the
probable action of Central A.merica'n
republics in the recognition of the
Madriz government. Vp to this morn,
ing the State Department received no
official information as to such recog
by any Latin American country?
It is an open secret that the state
will be intensely surnrised to learn
that Mexico recognized President Ma-
driz without having previously con -
suited the United States.
Zelaya's influence in Honduras,
however, has been such as to make
recognition of the Madriz government
by that country seem quite natural
The intense desire at Costa Rica
for peace at any price, it is saiQ, j river history due, so authoritative riv
might lead that nation to lend its in- ermen Here say. to the unusual and
fiuenee to giving stability t othe Ma
driz government by recGgnizins its
Mr. Kidney Xo More.
New York, Dec. 30. David J.'Kid.
ney, one ofNew York's gallant fire
fighters, isi today receiving the sym
pathetic condolences of his many
friends, in view of the fact that Mr.
Kidney is to pass away tomorrow, and
be known no more among men.
Mr. Kidney is cheerfully facing his
fate with all the daredevil bravery
which characterizes New York fire
men. It all came about by reason of
Justice McCall, of the Supreme Court,
granting permission to Mr. Kidney to
change his name to Kinney. Although-
it is only a difference of one
letter. Mr. Kidney believes it wiU
change his entire future. The decree
VIEW FROM LOCK No. 3
K Ht H; f r" & fH tH -Y- -H -It -
Building, Concrete Construction
.'. .. a. .
I cf the court becomes .effective (orar
! row, and today Kidney's associates
are planning a glorioos wak. Two
highly original songs will be sung en
the occasion, entitled "Good-by, Fare
well, Old Kidney Stew," and ' Oh
What a Difference One Letter Oan
Kidney declared in bis petition to
the court that because of his peculiar
name he is subjected to the gib8 of
j not only his fellow.firemen, but or
many persons he meets socially. In
stead of addressing him by his prefer
name, to which he would not obje- t,
he is designated and saluted by sneh
appellations as "Kidney Trouble."
"Kidney Stew," "Kidney Saute" and
even "Kidney Disease," all of which
hae caused hiiii many sleepless
nights. He also avers that such des
ignations by his fellow-firemen may
Prevent his promotion In the depart
J DISASTROUS FLOOD THREATENS,
Shotild Sudden Thaw Cause Ice Pack
Pittsburg, Dec. 30. Pittsburg is
facing one of the worst floods in loeal
severe weauier cttiiuiuuus oi me jjUM.
two weeks. The conditions now' are
such that, should a sudden thaw.cul-
minate. after the extremely heayy
snowfall experienced in Western
Pennsylvania in that length of time,
the Allegheny river ice pack would be
broken with a rush, with results
which would be incalculably disss,
trous to all shipping interests and vid
ter front property on the Ohio river
at points south of here.
2,300 Bales of Cotton Damaged.
New Orleans, Dec. 30. A special
from Galveston says: Fire which
threatened 'at one time to assume se.
rions proportions broke out today at
t5r fin. 12. and heftrro it !! ftnlv
, . -j -
dued damaged about 2,300 hales' ct-
I ton, loss amounting upwards ot50