Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 273, Ed. 1, Monday, May 17, 1909 Page: 1 of 4
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VOL. XVII. NO. 273
BROWNSVILLE TEXAS MONO AY MAY 17? 1909
ST"KTaT.T? POPTTf-Q fVRATT.Q
j BALE YOUR HAY
I EASIER QUICKER BETTER
t USE WHITMAN'S
I STEEL BEAUTY PRESS
I Power Efficiency or Durability
J A Thorough Examination will
PROVE all CLAIMS
Stock carried in Corpus Christi Mercedes
Mission and McAIIen.
LION AND BULL
FIGHT NO BUENO
BUIiTj WOULD SCRAP BUT LIONS
Cruel Spectacle in Matamoros Bull
Ring Witnessed by Thousands
Bull Rights AVere Chactcrized by
Unusual Suffering Inflicted Upon
In the bull ring at JIatamoros on
! Sunday afternoon before about
! 300(1 spectators composed princi-
. pally of Americans the much-adver
tised conflict between a ferocious
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IRRIGATED LANDS FOR SALE
THE RESULTS HAVE BEEN PHENOMENAL
We still have 16000 acres of land
for sale some of which adjoins the
Mission Townsite. Also 518 acres
of choice sugar cane land border
ing on the river.
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Mission Hidalgo County Texas
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parriculars address ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE. Erownsvillc Texas.
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African (?) lion and a bull of noted
fighting strain (?) took place.
Prom a numerical standpoint the
exhibition exceeded the advance ac-
i count as two lions instead of one
a lion and a lioness were sent into
the arena to do battle with the bull.
My. what a farce it turned out to
i be! The lions did not want any part
' of the bull's game and did their best
to give him all the elbow room he
wanted. The bull course "would
I fight at times. Most bulls will gen-
erally fight. But in this particular
instance it was necessary to prod
him with a steel pointed stick and
wave the red cape to get his dander
up. Then he would poke and toss
the lion about but only for a min- 1
ute then he would return to the
center of the cage and paw and the
lions would slink away and lie down.
The king of the jungle would not
even dare to look at his adversary.
The sunny-siders howled and howled
when the animals were placed in the
cage. It did not require an expert
however to see that the fight was no
fight at all and the audience sick-
ened disgusted and much disap-
pointed quietly left thre arena while
tho Tinll nnrl the linns were vet in the
cage. All this however succeeded j
the regular bull fights.
At 4 p. m. American time the bull :
gate was thrown open and the enter-
tainment began. The bull after re-
ceiving the customary rosette in his
shoulder dashed into the ring with
head erect his flasning eyes betray-
ing the enraged condition of his mind.
He stopped for an instant pawed tne
ground and darted here and there -in
his effort to reach someone or some-
thing. He charged the horses and
buried his horns in their flanks
and to save them for another fight
they were taken away bleeding and
limping. Then the banderilleros took
the bull in hand and drove the cus- j
tomary three pairs of banderillos into
his neck. The poor beast suffering I
untold pain jumped up and down his
tongue hanging out his sides neav-
ing and distress plainly written upon
his face. He wanted to quit but the
fighters were not quite ready. The
hiatador found it difficult to get him
in the right position to make a drive
with his sword which must be done
only when the bull's forefeet are
squarely planted in front. When he
did try the sword was badly placed.
He then made a stab at the animal's
head and again failed. A third try
finally struck a vital spot and it was
all over. The hurry-up mules and
the undertaker then appeared on the
scene and carried the carcass away.
The secon'd bull was a dashing
chap and made things hum during
his short career. He kept his head
and hooks in constant action. He
drove his deadly prongs into the chest
of one of the horses and charged
again this time reaching the neck.
There was one picador who true to
the real bull ring ethics did not per-
mit the bull to take any liberties with
his horse. Three times the bull
rushed at him and each time the skil-
ful picador held him off. At the third
charge the picador drove his spear
clear into the bull's lungs and the
creature dashed about the pen. with
the long spear in his back reaching
high into the air. He began to bleed J
from the mouth and it was apparent i
that he would soon choke to deaEh. j
He was game however. Three times
he fell fo the ground and each time
regained his feet after a supreme ef-
fort. It was a pitiful spectacle and
filled o"r's breast with sorrow arid
disgust. He was finally sent the "way
of hi i-icdecessor.
Ihc ;';i:ueness of this bull aroused
the bK-ol of many oX 'the spectators.
The picador who so skilfully saved
his hors-e in this round and who was
directly responsible for this bull's
death was cheered and cheered. The
spectators on the sunnyside extended
their-Jiands to him in admiration.
According to the rules of the ring
it should always be the aim of the
picador to protect his horse from the
bull but it is seldom that one kills
the bull" and it is not' usually consid-
ered a deed of heroism according to
the ethics of bull fighting to do what
this picador did. On the contrary it
5s considered foul play and the "of-
fender is fined.
An innovation was introduced in
fighting the third bull. He evidently
was not one of the fighting '"El Chor-
ros' as he positively refused to
charge the horses and did hia utmost
to keep on the outside of the ring.
His early efforts at jumping were
poor bat by persistently trying he
showed gieat improvement and the
last time he jumped he cleared the
ring fence and landed with a thud
against the partition separating the
audience from the ring.
Then the banderilleros came into
the play. Not satisfied at placing the t
sharp-hooked banderillos in the neck
of this poor beast they drove into
his flesh two banderillos loaded with
SXGINE AND TENDER PLUNGED
Engineer Ginn Slightly Hart Fire-
man Campbell Saves Himself by
Jumping Traffic Delayed Short
Time But No Serious Damage.
The Hidalgo branch train which
left here yesterday morning at 10:20
was badly wrecked about five miles
north of Olmito at lli45 o'clock be
ing caused by the engine striking a
cow. The engine and tender both
left the rails and plunged down the
embankment into the fence along the
right of way but by some miracle
did not overturn. A refrigerator car
and an express car also left the rails
but did not overturn.
Luckily no one was seriously hurt
though Engineer Johnny Ginn re-
ceived a few bruises in the back on
account of his rough ride down the
embankment. Fireman Campbell
saved himself by jumping as soon as
the engine left the track.
The 'train which was due here at
12:30 p. m. yesterday did not arrive
until two o'clock this morning. A
relief train was sent from here to the
scene of the wreck and the baggage
mail and passengers were transferred
to it and brought to town. The work
of clearing the wreck was begun
promptly and by this" morning the
two cars" which jumped the track
were placed on the rails and the track
cleared for traffic.
The regular "Brownsville Limited"
from Houston due here last night
was unable to pass the wreck until
this morning and reached Browns-
ville at 6:10 a. m. The outgoing day
passenger train for Houston left at
the usual hour 5.20 this morning.
IS IN SESSION
GRAND AND PETIT JURIES IM-
PANELED AND DOCKET SET.
Opening Delayed Until This After-
noon AAvaiting Judge Burns
Docket for Week Set and Two
Corpus Christi Attorneys Admitted.
Federal court was opened here at
two o'clock this afternoon. Judge
Waller T. Burr . presiding. Both
grand and petit juries were impaneled
this afternoon and thejlocket for the
week was set. The court was to have
opened this morning but Judge Burns
and District Attorney XTcDaniel did
not arrive until the noon train.
The only other business of interest
this afternoon was the admission to
practice in the U. S. Courts of S. A.
Early and J. A. Broadus of Corpus
Christi wh owere introduced by Hon.
The most important case for the
week is that of Lon Wells vs. the St.
L. B. & M. Ry. for damages which
is set for Wednesday.
Presiding Elder Scarborough Pre-
sided Number of Minor Mat-
The third quarterly conference of
the Methodist church for the Browns-
ville district was held here this morn-
ing in the Presbyterian church. Rev.
A. L. Scarborough of Beeville pre-
siding elder for this district presided
and Prof. C. G. Hallmark served as
Not much business of impotance
was transacted though a number of
minor matters were attended to.
Dr. Geo. Stell was elected as stew-
ard and W. W. Lasthiger was ap-
pointed superintendent' of the Sunday-school.
Frank L. Breen of Donna was re-
commended for a license to preach.
The conference was adjourned at
Main Canal 27 miles long
250 feet wide and 20 feet
deep. 13000 acre feet of
storage. 4 sections separat-
ed by locks and dams. Wat-
er stands 4 feet higher in
each section than in the one
next below. 50 miles of lat-
erals or branch canals now
completed and in operation.
Take our free automobile
trip to the heaogates and see
Water in any quantity de-
sired flows naturally from
the bottom of the Rio Grande
into our main canal and
from there into the laterals
and out upon the fields. It
does this when the river is
low as well as when the river
is high. To fill the canal we
simply lift one or moru of
the eight gateB In the big
On Main Line ot Gulf Coast Railway 19 Miles North of Brownsyilie
The Delta of the Rio Grande is the Most Favored Region on
the Continent for Fanning Trucking and Fruit Growing
San Benito is the Most Favored Spot
In the Rio Grande Delta Because We Have
Water in Abundance
Which is the One Thing Needful
At San Benito You Will Find
The Only Gravity Canal in the Brownsville Country
The Only Canal in tie Valley that has Navigation
We are Now irrigating thousands of acres Without Pumps
Get off tnc train at SAN BENITO or call at our Brownsville office opposite Miller
Hotel. Write or ask for ticket giving you FREE au I OMOBILE RIDE from Browns
ville to San Benito via our Heaigatcs. Write for Booklet
Sari Benito Land & Water Co.
SAN BENITO TEXAS.
ALBA HEVW00D. President SAM A. ROBERTSON Secretary and Engineer
Cane and other products
handled on barges (20 by 60
feet) through our series of
locks and dams.
The town of San Benito Li
growing rapidly. Splendid
hot3! Running water in ev-
Two Splendid driven wells just brought in at San ?enito.
Pure Sweet water at 180 feet
Snyder-Mason Lumber & Manufacturing Co.
Lumber Shingles Sash Doors etc.
Give us a trial before you buy.
We can please you.
Phone 226 Office Levee Street
Yard West Brownsville
powder and fireworks. Witlt loud te.
ports the powder exploded and the
fireworks began to crack. You could
almost hear the hull scream with pain
This act was uncalled for and posi-
tively cruel. The fire from the explo-
sion was plainly seen and the smell
of burned hair was very pronounced.
A second time did they do this heart-
less thing and a second time did the
helpless bull suffer the agony thax ac-
companies such burning. Oh that
man's thirst for amusement should
stoop to such depths as this!
This was not all. The matador
must now prove his skill. His first
effort at placing the sword was de-
cidedly bad. The second thrust was
more skilfully made and entered in
such a way that it destroyed the pow-
er of the bull's left foreleg. He'tried
many times to leap the fence but his
strength was fast failing and his ef-
forts were futile. The matador made
a -third try but again the aim was
bad and added another wound to the
famed and tortured bnil. He could
hardly walk. Kot able to give battle
he tried again to leap the fence. Need-
less to say he failed. They tried to
stab him in the head and again they
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P 0 fJ ii H a H n (T
Development in the Falf urrias Country is a present
fact and not a promise for the investor or for rite
homeseeker offering unequalled opportunity to
share the profits of the "Land of Heart's Delight"
-" 2 TRAINS DAILY 2
Both ways via the -S AP. Brownsville Road Passsners
corpect at Corpus Christi. Robstown or Sinton.
FOR ILLUSTRATED LITERATURE ADDRESS
Hats Off to Texas.
A. telegram from Dallas Texns.
terdayannounced the fact that nearly
two million dollars ot the Waters
Pierce Oil Company money passed
through that plac on the way from
St. Louis to Austin to pay the oil com-
pany's fine to the state of Texas for
violation of the antitrust law. The
Waters Pierce is one of the constitu-
ent companies of the Standard OH
- Dear reader this 4s not a joke. It
is the solemn truth backed up by the
accuracy and veracity of Hie Associat-
ed Prets. Neither is t Uage money
that is thus being paid; it is the suoz-
dulix mazunia the dough the loar
gretn. tho currency of the repnb""e
Vwe.! Judge Landls i'i Chicago :r-
posed that twenty-nine million do-
fine cn the Standard some mctuth:
we all shook hands wiih our"l-
When a npiv irial was ser uiti an.! .
fine set "we all shook our t
at the eouri
Let us Ul.f oar hat;-. 0ll- u rsrj -Dm'ontowB-
La Donsia Canal Co
i imimn .n innrrar inn t .n
Sales -Agents $50 : Per Acre
THE IAKDS OP THE LA DOXXA CAXAL CO. OP WHICH AVE AIIE EXCLUSIVE SALES AGENTS LIES EETWEEX DOXXA ON THE ST. L. B. & M. TIT AND THE OLD MILITAKV i;i)AI Ni AH THE iaVER.
IT IS THE ONLY LAND FOH SALE AT DONNA UNDER THE CANALS NOW IN OPERATION OP THE LA DONNA CAXAL CO. WE ARE BUI LTJING ON OUR OWN PROPERTY; A SUCAK MILL i BK IN OPERA-
HON EOR THE NEXT CROP. WE WILL TIAVE IN OPEKXTIOV TO OTB SUGAR MILL AND THROUGH THE PROPERTY. 4 RAILWAY. WH ICB WILL BRING EVERY PA RT Wl 111' KASV Uh. U H K THE SnLJ
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