Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 401, Ed. 1, Monday, March 21, 1904 Page: 1 of 4
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BROWNSVILLE DAILY HERALD
VOL. XII. NO. 401.
BROWNSVILLE TEXAS MONDAY MARCH 21 1904.
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WtO WNS V1XS TEX.
Speculation as to What Lott
Do About It
Will National Monopoly on Border Inter-
fere? Prominent Mexican System
Said to Be Backinf Lott.
There is in railroad circles just
now a great deal of peculation as
to the course to be pursued by the
St. Xouis Brownsville & Mexico
or "Lott" road concerning the
construction of an extension into
Mexico. It is thought that Pres-
ident Lott will shortly visit Mexico
in sai endeavor to secure a conces-
sion from the Mexican Government
for the construction of a line from
Matamoros to Tampico this line
practically skirting the gulf coast
between the two cities.
On several occasions President
Lott intimated that such a road
would be built and at the same time
he expressed the belief that little
or no trouble would be experienced
in securing- a concession from the1
Mexican Government. Some time
ago the Mexican Government con-
ceded to the National Railway o'f
Mexico the exclusive right to build
all railway lines across a twenty
imle strip of territory beginning at!
C P. Diaz and extending to Mata
moros. That concession practically
gave the National a monopoly of ie
very desirable portion of the fron-
tier. The concession was granted
it was said to prohibit the Central
from crossing the border and build-
ing into San Antonio.
Wheter or not in the face of this
concession the Government will
gHve the Lott road the right to
cross the border remains to be seen.
The National will shortly have a
line from Matamoros to Monterey
and the officials at the head of that
system doubtlessly realize that if a
concession is given the Lott inter-
ests it will detracttfrom the revenue
they are likely to secure from that
It has been rumored that the
concession for the Lott road would
shortly be applied for and that the
.support of a prominent Mexican
s stem would be exercised in Mr.
Lott's behalf. San Antonio Ex-
press. 'The foregoing ism sample of the
speculation which isibeing indulged
in by various papers regarding the
Tampico proposition and yet it
would appear as if the Express as
svell as the other papers referred to
should be better posted. The fact
istShat when Colonel Lott and his
associates get ready to build the
Tampico extension from Browns-
ville the concession ?ill -be ready
also. The constitutional law of
Merico plainly prohibits the grant-
ingtff monopolies. Furthermore
it is absurd to suppose that any
country would submit te the grant-
ing of such a monopoly as that
wiifeh is claimed by the-National
excluding any other railroad from
building through a part cf its ter
ritory. As a matter of fact those
whoare properly posted know that
by international negotiation the
matter of permitting the Latt road
to build through Northern Ta-
maulipas .wil be very easily ar-
ranged should this quasi-moncpoly
of the .National's be mentioned
when the application for a conees-
sion is aked.Itiis not at all likely I
however that ;Mexico would do
such an tabsurfily retrogressive
thing as to refuse to allow a rail-
road to build through Tamaulipas.
It is very well understood in cer
tain circles trhy .the act granting
the National such sn impossible
hold on this ierritory was passed
Jby congress it being merely an
ct for effect oa certain ..-interests.
Us results have been .sufficient to
gue tne iNatiottai tne means ix
needed for the extensive 'improve
ments it has made. Having .served
its purpose it wiM be set .aside
In Matamoros Mexico Sunday
March 20 at 3 p. m.h Albaro Cha-
pa. ine deceasea was a very wen
known young man being a brother
pf the late St Miguel Chapa Tvho
resides being a prominent capitalist
of Monterey. He leaves several
brothers and other relatives. The
funeral takes place this afternoon
at 3:15 ocIock from the family
residence on the corner of Morelos
and Sixth street with interment in
the old cemetery of Matamoros.
Vast Quantities Ordered fron Austrian
Makers Cause Uneasiness at
Washington March 16. This
Government was brought to a close
realization of the ''yellow peril"
by official information today that
China is purchasing vast quanti
fies of modern firearms. The fear
expressed in many guarters is that
once the Chinese "have modern
breechloading rifles an their hands
they will realize the immense
P-ver of the5r four l-l-ndred mi--
lions and will give vent to their
natural hatred of foreigners. The
advices which caused the State
Department officials more uneasi-
ness than they would admit were
contained in a report to the De-
partment of Commerce and Labor
from United States Consul B. H.
Warner at Leidzig Germany
"The Waffenfabrik at Steyr
Austria has jusUreceived an order
through a Berlin house for a large
number of small arms for the
Chinese Government. Such a quan-
tity of rifles have been ordered
that it will take tlie Steyr factory
several years to fill the same and
even with the additional force of
men to whom it has recently given
GENERAL NEWS SUMMARY.
Latest Events of Interest Told by the City
A report from South America is
to the effect that an offensive and
defensive alliance has been formed
against the UnitedStates by Argen
tina Brazil Chile .Bolivia ana
Ecuador. These countries are said
!to be alarmed at -the aggressive
hpolicy of the United States in the
xase of Panama fearing that Uncle
Sam contemplates the absorption
f the South American republics
A report is current in Berlin that
the czar of Russia has asked the
German emperor to use his in
fluence to stop the war between
Russia and Japan.
TRussia has notified Corea that
since the latter has coined Japan
she will be considered a belligerent
Refugio Echeverria a citizen of
Guadalajara Mexico Sias entered
suitcn the St. Louis circuit court
for the reward of $800 offered by
the officials for information which
would .lead to arrest Charles
The appellate court if Illinois
decided tthatsallon keepersatre liable
for thefeath of their patrons who
meet death under the influence of
liquor sold -them by the defendants
A great statue of Jesus iQhristi
has been dedicated on the Lbound-
ary line ofiChili and Argentina.
The house committee on terxitv-
jies is considering the statehood
problem. It isyrobable that a bill
will be framed for the admission of
Arizona and New Mexico and
Oklahoma and Indian Territory as
. Wnu H. Bean of &e U. S. army.
f Omaka Neb. wha -was ordered
ts the Philippines committed
suicide rather than go.
The San Francisco mint is mak-
ing U. S. com for Japan $2000000
in gold bullion being sent from
Japan to "be coined and used for
buying food and other supplies or
the Japanese army and navy.
was accidentally killed
returned recently from a
Monterey where another
Native Forest Trees Sent to the
Include Twenty-Two Varieties Some of
them fine Cabinet Woods All
More or Less Useful In
That Cameron county and the
lower Rio Grande will be represent-
ed in the World's Fair forestry' ex-
hibit is due to Josiah Turner the
well known ranchman of the Gal-
veston ranch this county. Mr.
Turner has been in correspondence
for some time with Prof. Wm. L.
Bray of the Texas university who
is chief of the department of fores-
try on the Texas World's Fair com-
mission in regard to securing
specimens of the various trees
peculiar to this section. Mr. Tur-
ner has taken an active interest in
the matter and being well in-
formed regarding the various forest
trees (Sound here was able to make
an intelligent and accurate selection
of the specimens required. After
considerable trouble he has suc-
ceeded in securing .specimens of
twenty-two trees which have been
pfepared according to Professor
Bray's directions and will be ship-
peg by this steamer to Austin where
the' will be incorporated in the
Texas forestry exhibit and sent to
St. Louis. The specimen logs were
required to be at least five feet
long and six inches in diameter
except in case of small shrubs.
The list sent by Mr. Turner is
comprehensive and shows quite a
remarkable variety of woods grown
here some of which are very useful
and -would make fine cabinet wood.
Following is the list:
1. Nacahuita a species resem-
bling the olive tree bearing a fruit
similar to it; blooms every month
in the year except December. Grows
nowihere in the United States ex
2. Ebony two species black
and a-ed valuable for furniture and
3. Colima shrub species of
cat's-claw valuable for cattle to
4. Junco a small tree full of oil.
bums like pine knots making fine
torch lights. This wood never
o. flLnapote lexas persimmon
bears :a fruit which is eaten hy stock
6. Guayacan dwarf species of
ligntun vitae valuable far fences
and walking canes.
7. Cranjeno a shrub bears a
red berry which is eaten only by
8. Hniisache foliage valuable as
pasturage for stock bearing a pod
on which cattle fatten rapidls.
9. Amargosa bush contains
some substance like quinine valu
able for medicinal purposes.
10. Anaqua resembles the -apple
tree in back and leaf blooms laxur-
lantly and bears a berry tasting
like apples. Used'to make wooden
ware ox yokes etc.
11. Retama valuable for its
ashes when turned for making lye.
12. Coma. '.beautiful ornamental
tree "noted for its retention of the
deep green esfer of its leaves dur-
ing the worst diaouth the dryer it
is the greener 'its; leaves. Bears ai
berry which ieaten with relish.
13. IFnajide Gate cat'a-daw.
blooms' every month except Decern -
iker.cvaluable for bees making'the
aest honey in the world.
34BrazUgrows smalTnere valu
able for making canes.
15f .Palmetto leaf used or roof
ing asd for making hats grows 10
to 20 feet high used for piling in
salt water; as barnacles or water do
not hurt it.
16.. Flowering-willow small tree
used in makiag baskets.
17. Spanish dagger flower when
cooked is edible tastes like caoli-
flower. Leaves have very strong
18. Tepaguaje beautiful orna-
mental tree fine furniture wood.
19. Mesquite two species red
and dun color only in this coun
try that it attains any size makes
beautiful furniture taking fine
polish unexcelled for wagon hubs.
20. Tenasa grows tall and slender
like the willow used for making
21. Good Shepherd's tree (Soto
del buen Pastor) small flexible
tree wood of greenish color noted
for beautiful canes made from it.
Mr. Turner has been at consider-
able trouble to secure good
specimens of all the above trees. In
some instances as the ebony huisa-
che guayacan and others he was
requested to obtain reasoned sticks
if possible so that the wood might
be dressed and polished for panels.
The entire selection will do much
to advertise the forestry resources
of this section. The sum allowed
to pay for the labor etc. was
small but Mr. Turner was willing
to give his services gratis in an
enterprise of public importance
His correspondence with Prof.
Bray has been quite interesting
and in one letter the professor ex-
presses a wish to ' 'enjoy the honor
and pleasure of a personal acquain-
tance with a man who has had
the distinction of being with Taylor
at Fort Brown in 1846 and of hold-
ing the border intact nearly sixty
years. I trust" he concludes "I
may somo day come to Brownsville
and meet you personally."
CASE OF SMALLPOX
AT FORT BROWN.
A case of smallpox has develop-
ed among Jhe recruits just arrived
at Fort Brown from Columbus
Barracks Ohio the patient being
Private McKoy. It is a very mild
case so Capt. J. R. Church the
post surgeon reports. Every pre-
caution has been taken to prevent
the disease from spreading a field
hospital of three tents being estab
lished in an isolated part of the
reservation which is closely guard
ed by special sentries. Major Cook
and Captain Church notified City
Physicians Layton of the facts and
and it is not thought by Dr. Lay
ton that there will be any necessity
for quarantine against the post.
It was known that these recruits
have been exposed to smallpox a
case having developed among them
at Fort Sam Houston en route to
this post. The men were detained
a day at Ringgold for observation
ana it was tnougnt tnere was no
further danger of the disease de
veloping amongst them.
Dr. Jos. K. Combe who lately
retired from the service as contract
surgeon at Fort Brown has volun
teered his services to Major Cooke
to assist Captain Church in hand
ling the case and his offer has been
accepted. Dr. Combe's experience
in treating smallpox has made him
very skilful in such cases and his
assistance will be valuable to Capt.
Church. He pronounces the case
a very mild one
Heavy Loss By Fire.
A telegram was received today
by Milton Daily who just arrived
ast night from Chicago notifying
him that a large manufacturing
plant which belonged to himinChi
cago naa oeen destroyed by hre
since nis departure. Mr. Daily
says the loss will amount to $16-
000. His sons Frank and John
Daily formerly of Brownsville
were in charge of the business.
The Herau in common with the
other friends of Mr. Daily and his
sons regrets sincerely to learn of
Every real estate office is a matri-
monial agency for no man can-
have a home until he has a wife.
There be those-who say he doesn't
own it then but these be false
Rapid Progress Hade On
Entire Grade Covered by Contractors aci
Will be finished by June to Point.
Near San Mifuel.
Captain Scott general contractcer
for the grade work on the extem-
sion of the National railroad oSz
Mexico from Monterrey to Mattt-
moros is in again in our midsl.
and has given a Herald reporCar
some interesting items regarding;
that important project.
Since his visit to Brownsvilltr
about the middle of January Car-
iain Scott reports the right of ras
has been cleared for over forty
kilometers this side of Las Herre-
ras in Nuevo Leon. Every- kilo-
meter of the road is now covereel
by grading contractors who are
using every effort to complete the-
grade to a given point about a ki-
lometer and a half to the eastward!
of San Miguel by June. The worfc:
of widening the present grade be:
tween Matamoros and that poinfc
will then be taken up at once-
Over one hundred kilometers of ther
grade is now complete bringing tbe-
present terminus to Las Herreras-;
where Captain Scott has his headJ-
quarters. "The grade so far you under-
stand is complete" said Captains
Scott "and by that I mean: there-
is over one hundred andtwerxt-ty-five
kilometers of the roacS
bed ready for the- ties. . There its
now over twenty-five kilometers
the road in operation." 'continuesS
Asked why the road is aoiding
the old established towns in thai
country it traverses the captaira.
said it was done chief! y for thepur-
pose of running through a thidcljy-
"The country which this liner-
traverses" he -said "is what ts--known
in the republic as a wood
proposition on account of woodl
and ties being the only products..
Along the line between here and!
Reynosa there are. to be seen ovesr
two hundred and .fifty thousand o
as fine grade of mesquite ties; as.
may be found anywhere. Then too?
it is the wish of the company- lef
make this as straigfita line as pos- -sible
and theline chosen-will make -a
much shorter and. more-direct
route than if it went by Camarg -or
other towns in this -region."
The captain is expecting to be; -
joined here today by J. J5L -Reid v
chief engineer of the National-Jam :
G. P. DeWolf assistant chief: e--
gineer of construction. They may
arrive on a special from San Migue3
On his last visit here Captaiir .
Scott ordered The Herald seaLtx
his address that he might keep-
posted on developments here. Ht;
took occasion to compliment thxr
paper on its enlargement and nnr '
dress and also on the interest ifc
has manifested in the industrial.
growth in progress in Northers .
Tamaulipas. The publicity giverr
by The Herald to the several irri
gation enterprises near Matamoros.
ha said has caused much favorable?
comment in the interior of Mexico.
and several new companies are be
ing formed to follow the example-
of Sr. Juan H. Fernandez: and.
others who are engaged in. such.
One Family vs. One Cow.
The Brownsville Herald.
commenting on the act of a com-
pany in cutting up a large tract oT
land for small farmers savs ntw
family on seven acres beats ose-
cow on seven acres very badly
With irrigations family can liver
very handsomely on seven acres-
Strawberries show the way. tner 3
ice cream goes..
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