Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 262, Ed. 1, Wednesday, May 6, 1908 Page: 2 of 4
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Tlie' Brownsville Herald.
OFFICIAL COUNTV AND CITY JOURNAL
Jesse O. Wheeler Proprietor.
Consolidated in 1893 with the Daily Cos-
unnl'Hn which was cubusnea in
Brownsville for sixteen years.
IS THE WINNER
Brownsville Team Gets Drubbing
9.1ml .t the Pastoffice. Brownsville. Texu
as second-class matter.
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I JESSE O. WHEELER.
WEDNESDAY. MAY 6 1903.
The Herald is authorized
announce the candidacy of
JOHN" N. GARNER
for re-election as representative 0:
the 15th Congressional District for
the ensuiner term subject to the
action of the democratic nominat
Judging from the latest election
retkrns of that nrimarv held last
Saturday it would seem that not
one half of the democratic voters of
Texas took enough interest in that
Bailey affair to go to the polls' and
cast their votes. That represents
enoueh votes to still keep the old
party in power in this state1. La-
Enough voted however to show
that the majority of the party is
still sane enough not to be bull-
dozed by mud-slingers into dis-
crediting one of the ablest and
most brilliant men ever sent to rep-
resent the state in the national sen-
Tijie little town of Rockport
doesntnake very much showing
on the map'S.j'et but it will un-
doubtedly loom up large on the
horizon of the not Tar distant fu-
ture. The town has a board of
trade that is liberal and progres-
sive to the extent of carrying half
page ads in the papers and' the old
saying. Advertising pays is
sure to prove true in this instance
First and Second Games of Series Against
the Home Team Lerge Crowds
Witness the Battle on the
Corpus Christi's crack basebal
team has taken some of the starch
out of the Brownsville boysby the
drubbing administered yesterday
and this morning. As reported
yesterday s game stood to 5 in
favor of Corpus. The result today
was 10 to 6 again for the visitors"
The game was called at ten
o'clock with Dr. U. is. Jiurcn as
umpire and the visitors at the bat
The game stat ted oft pretty lively
as the home team closed the visit
ors out in the oner two three or
der in their half of the first inning
while in the last half of the same
inning the Brownsville noy;
brought a man over the home plate
scoring a run. in the second in
uing the Corpus team brought two
men over the home plate. They
were then one. run ahead of the
home team. When Brownsville got
to the bat in their half of the third
they connected up with the Corpus
pitcher for several hitSj which re
suited in bringing in lour more
runs. In the fourth inning the vis
itors scored two more runs while
Brownsville scored one. In the
sixth inning the visitors scored
another run and the home team
brought a man across the home
plate. This tied the game leaving it
6 to 6 until the ninth inning when
the visitors made four runs on
some bad errors by the home team
and as the latter could not score
in their half of the ninth the game
was won by the visitors to the tune
of 10 to 6.
DONNA ITEMS I
That eastern millionaire who
bas treated his "set" to such a sen
sation by marrying an Iowa "hir-
ed girl probably possesses per-
ceptive faculties of a higher order
than most eastern millionaires. The
girl in the case must undoubtedly
possess attractions of mind and
person yet the average man of this
millionaire's "set" would probably
never have discovered them.
A drummer coming down on
the train from Houston the other
-day was amused at the ladies wear-
ing "merry widow" hats who
seemed unable to pass through the
-dividing door on the passenger
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The fly is now considered the
chief agency in carrying the germs
of typhoid and other deadly dis-
eases. Screen out the filthy death
To The Herald.
Donna Texas May 5. Last
Friday a pleasant evening was en
joyed by a number of young peo
ple of this place with the Misses
Vertrees who entertained at High
Five in comyliment to their gnest
The friends of Mr. McDaniel
are glad to know that he is im-
proving rapidly" from his recent
Miss Beatrice Hooks returned
home Saturday trotn a visit 01
several days to San Marcos and
San Antonio. Miss Hooks went
to Brownsville Monday to meet her
cousins Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Tur-
ner of Beaumont who will come
with her to make a visit of sever-
al weeks to their uncle and aunt
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Hooks at Run.
Mrs. Boeye and Mrs. Kenedy
went to Brownsville Monday to
see Matamoros during "fiesta"
A party of prospectors came up
from Brownsville Wednesday last
with S. K. Hallatn to have a look
at the country around Donna. t
The La Blanca school was closed
today for the session.
Officers of 26th. Infantry
Sail for Philippines.
Among the passengers for Mani-
la sailing on the Sheridan from
San Francisco yesterday were 1st.
Lieut. Harry G. Leckie and 2nd.'
Lieut. Charles H. Rich of the 26th
Infantry who have been order-
ed to report for duty with their
command in the Philippines. '
Lieut. Lickie has been on sick
leave for several months having
been quite ill in the hospital for a
Lieut. Rich's absence from his
command was due to charge against
him of conduct unbecoming' an of-
ficer in having given a draft
on a certain bank when it was
alleged he had no money in the
bank. He cleared himself of the
charge quite easily.
In fact the impression was given
that the young man who might
have explained the matter in
Manila thus saving the govern-
ment the expense of bringing him
all the way to San Antonio refrain-
ed from doing so in order to get
the trip to Texas.
Both officers are well' known in
Brownsville. Lieut. Leckie was
here a few weeks ago in the in-
terest of the Pacific Wireless
Telegraph company which he says
will establish a station here.
It is understood that Mr. Leckie
may go before a retiring board on
account of his health the coming
ICINCO DE MAYO
Fights Were the Leading
Feature of the Day.
Four Fierce Bulls Fight for Their Lives
but Fall Victims (6 the Matadores'
Sword Elaborate Program for
Day Carried Out
The great "Cinco de Mayo"
holiday dawned clear and bright
in' our sister city of Matamoros yes-
terday and -the festivities began
most auspiciously at dawn with
the usual ringing of bells parade
of bands of music and hoisting of
the national colors.
The program for the municipal
and military exercises both morn
ing and afternoon was carried out
to the letter. Large-crowds partic
ipated in the reunions before the
municipal palace and listened to the
addresses and recitations as wel
as the fine musical program by the
band which had been arranged by
the Tunta Patriotica" At nieht
the fire-works display the concert
by the military band at the Plaza
de Hidalgo and the 'fiestas" at
the Plaza de Allende diverted thou
sands of spectators. "
It must be confessed however.
that the great drawing card of the
celebration was the bull fight
which began at half past three
o'clock Mexican time. The great
amphitheater at the bull ring
which will accommodate between
5000 and 6000 persons was filled
to its utmost capacity and it is
probable that fully half of that
number went from Brownsville.
THR BUM. FIGHTS.
Thrilled with enthusiasm and
expectation the audience eagerly
cheered when the cuadrille of bull
fighters entered the bull ring dress
ed in typical bull fighters costume
the same that has delighted the
eyes of Andalusian spectators from
time immemorial. The clash of
music announced their coming
This was the signal for the crowd
to begin cheering and it was done
with good will.
A hush fell upon the crowd as
they awaited the coming of the
first bull. With a- mad rush the
animal burst into the ring goaded
to fury by the dagger thrust given
it by the picador . as it passed
through the gate.
Almost before the men could
collect themselves for the fight
the maddened animal had slain
three of the poor horses that bore
the picadores. The first was gored
through the heart and fell dead at
the first rush. The others were not
put out of their agony so quickly.
This bull jumped the wall sur-
rounding the ring twice in its mad
endeavor to get at its antagonists.
It was no use however. The bull
had no chance. The tips of i s
horns had even been sawed off
and although it struck one of the
men full in the side he was only
bruised and knocked from his feet
but not gored. He made a noble
fight though and it was not unti.
he had slain the three horses and
cripped two others' that the four
banderilleros succeeded in piercing
his hide with their maddening
be-ribboned darts alter which he
was dispatched by the matador's
This fight lasted half an hour.
It was bloody enough to suit the
most sanguinary taste and a nura
her of the Americans left the ring
at its conclusion. Their curiosity
was more than gratified.
The second bull was larger and
more ferocious than the first. He
put up a fiercer fight but he was
like-wise a doomed animal. While
no horses were slain in this fight
yet the excitement was kept at
white heat throughout as both
men and horses had a number of
of narrow escapes from being
severely hurt. It required 45 min
utes to put him out of his misery.
Bull number three was a small
but wild specimen and gave the
company enough to keep them oc-
cupied for about 25 minutes with
his wild dashes. One of the horses
was crippled so badly that it had
to be taken off the field.
The fourth bull dashed into the
ring so madly as to create tue
wildest excitement from the start.
One of the picadores jumped en-
tirely over-the animal in avoiding
one of its vicious lunges. The
crowd cheered this feat wildly.
The men fought him valiantly and
several times were caught in very
close places narrowly escaping
being caught on his horns several
times. But the ferocious animal
soon followed his companions of
the fields and fell pierced to the
heart by the sword of the matador.
Thus ended thewild. mad scene.
The gay cheering .throng the
music the gaily drest fighters the
gaudily caparisoned horses the
fierce bulls and the bloody contest
between men and beasts "all made
a scene the like of which many of
the spectators had never witnessed
before and some of whom will
never want to see again but the
thousands who love the bloody
sport for itself will treasure its
memory until it is repeated when
they will flock to see the same
thing done again.
FIBRE COMPANY AT EL PASO
Will Utilize Native-Cactus and Yucca for
Making Alcohol and Paper Pulp.
At El Paso this week was in
augurated the plant of the El PaSo
Fibre Company- which will man
ufacture denatured alcohol and
paper pulp from the native growth
of cactus and yucca palm which
grow so plentifully all along the
Rio Grande and over the plains of
South and West Texas.
The factory will have a capacity
of several tons of fibre a day and
will also turn out a large quantity
of alcohol- As the material is ob-
tained at practically very small
cost and the expense of operating
the plant is very small it is ex
pected that this enterprise will pay
very large profits.
TJBTJE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
OF BROWNSVILLE TEXAS
Capital $100000 Surplus and Undivided Profits $42000 f
With ample resources a strong Board of Directors and complete
fecilities for handling all kinds of banking business cordially1 invites the
accounts of corporations firms'and individuals and extends io customers
every accommodation consistent with sound and safe banking.
Jas. A. Browne Pres. -S.
L. Dworman 1st Vice Pres.
W. M. Ratcliffe 2k Vice Pres.
A. Ashheira Cashier
A. Ashheim lohn Closne
C. P. Barreda
S. h. Dworman
James B. Wells
J&mes A. Browne
W. M. Katcliff e
W. F. SoragueJ
E. C. Forto
M. H. Cross
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We can save you money on every order
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We handle! only the very best grade of
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THE MERCHANTS' NATIONAL BANK
OF BROWNSVILLE TEXAS
Capital Stock $100000.00
U. S. GOVERNMENT DEPOSITORY
E. H. GOODRICH President
JOHN McALLEN Vice President
J. O. FZRNANDBZ Cashier
lohn McAllen Jose Celay LT. Ptyot
Mijael Fernandez Jr.
E. H. Goodrich O. C Sander. I. O. Fsrnaadj
E.-A. McGARY Assistant-Cashier.
Dr. J. H. TAYLOR
ALL KINDS OF DENTAL WORK
PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO
OHKe wllh Dr. CH. Thorn. OiHuHoonl la 5 P.O.
John Thielen Manager
Bread. Biscuit. Cakes Etc. Made
From the Choicest Brands of Flour
Elirabeth Street Brownsville Texas
J. S. & M. H. CROSS
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
Dry Goods Boots (Mb Shoes
Winchester Arms Ammunition
Wholesale and.RetUaO Dealers in
Lumber Shingles Doors Sash
Blinds and Builders Hardware
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LOCATED ONE BLOCK BACK OF TIlfiHAIN
STREET NEXT TO THE ELECTRIC THEATRE
'rompt Clean Service
Breakfast a la Carte; Regular
Dinner or Supper 35 Cents
Special Sunday Dinner
From 5:30 to 8 p. m.
Short Orders at alMiours
one of the
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BEAUMONT TEXAS -" " "'"i nju uiunuiiTuib
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Cheap for Cash
Short Order Restaurant
In the City.
Regular Meals 25c
SPECIALTY INJLUNCHES FOR TRAVEIRS
Furnished RoomsSOc and 75c.
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the delicious flavor of the fruit and
makes them superior in manv ways to
the Imported article. We recommend
them to you.
RQWNSVILLE QROlERY CO.
Staple and Fancy Groceries
W.B.CIiy.Prcs.EMcDaTltt VIce-P. KJLMcDiyM Mrr
D. B. CHAPIN
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Rio Grande City Texas
WJ'l pj aciice in the District Courts of
Starr Hidaig-. Zapata and
Webb Conn ties.
E. B. GORE
Civil and Constructing
Engineers and Architects
MEM. S. W. ENG. & ARCH. CLUB
Surveys Maps Profiles
Plans and Estimates Irri-
gation Canals and Drain-
age Work. Drafting and
Office id Merchants National Bank Bldg
V. L. CSIXELL. Proprietor.
First-class Liquors Wines
Cigars. Polite Attention.
FRED N. COWEN
i Electrical Fans
; HOUSE WIRING1 A SPECIAL!
P. O. BOX 84.
La Donna Canal Company 40 Here Tracts 4SS0 per ffcie; Best In tills Yalli
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