Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 348, Ed. 1, Saturday, October 23, 1909 Page: 1 of 8
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VOL. XVII. NO. 348.
BROWNSVILLE TEXAS SATURDAY OCTOBER 23. 1909
SINGLE COPIES 5 CENTS
1 Masury's Liquid House Paints
Masury's Nomar Wood Stains Pratt and Lambert's Var-
nishes Adelite One-coat Dull Finish Wood Stains Sapolin
Enamels for all Decorations Collier s and Railroad White
Leads Pure Linseed Oil Turpentine and Window Glass
Paint and Varnish Brushes and Painters Tools.
PRESIDENT IN .
TEX ACRES OF PEOPLE LISTEN SECRETARY OF WAK DICKINSON
TO HIS ADDRESS. DELIYEI5S AX ADDRESS.
Hears Rebel Yell Does Xot Care
AYhat Hearer's Polities May Re
Received Iladge From Miss Kate
Best town in Lower
will pay $100 Reward to any town in the Lower Rio Grande
Valley of the saute ajte which will show the same amount of busi-
ness done In the same time based on monies received for freissht
shipments in and out.
La Lomita Ranch
The Irrigated triads which are now offered for sale comprise
Mme of U vry best land in the valley; rich sandy loam most
lexated of any land in the Rio Grande Delta. consequently the
bet and easiest drained. Good railroad facilities. Our second
Im vanal north of tn railroad is complete and by Deeewlrer 1st our
second lift pumping idant will be in operation. We still haw
l ; acres of land for sale none of which were ever overflowed
and the possibilities of which have ben proven during the past two
If yvu want an irrigated farm under the most favorable conditions
or a town lot in one of the most prosperous new towns in Texas
CONWAY & HOIT
HIDALGO COUNTY MISSION. TEXAS
IN ITALY TODAY
KFCKl I tXlUm.U. WELCOME
FROM THE POri'LAOK.
No KxMew of III Will Manifested
Socialistic liomo Send. Mayor to
Participate In the Imperial Reception.
Raix-oaissi Italy. Oct. 23. Nicho-
las. euieror of all the Russias. made
a triumphant entry into Italy today.
Whatever may have stirred beneath
the surface the outward manifesta-
tion was a cordial and popular wel-
come to the head of a friendly state.
Threatened demonstrations of ill
will had been sternly suppressed. but
the da's rejoicing was spontaneous
and .scnuine. even the mayor of
Rome having been sent by a radical
and socialistic board of aldermen to
participate in the imperial reception.
The whole city has been decorated
with flags and bunting while house-
holders all the way to the palace
spread carpets before the doors and
filled the windows with brocades and
bright colored streamers. Triumphal
arches stretched across the path tra-
ersnl by his majesty.
Threatened Man Killed Jealous Hus-
Imnd Associated Press.
Jacksonville. Fa.. Oct. 23. After
threatening to kill Charles Husband
if he remained in the city after 7
o'clock this morning. J. II. Smith
electrician today was shot and in-
stantly killed by Husband. Smith
shot and killed John Milton here
two years ago because of alleged at-
tentions to Smith's wife and since
that the couple had not lived to-
gether. A few days ago Smith saw
his wife in company with Husband
and last night told the latter that the
must leave Jacksonville before 7
o'clock or he would kill him
; Many Prominent CitUens Are Taken
ONE HCXDRED DEAD.
Victims of the Cyclone in Eastern
Calcutta. Oct 23 Complete de-
tails have not yet been received from
the interior but the best information
is in effect that the total doaths dur-
ing the recent cyclone in eastern
Bengal did not exceed one hundred.
The fatalities included no Europeans.
tlantic Cables Were Very Seriously
Oc t 2 3 A prououncned
L rxa seriously auectea
At times the
?re so strong as
Panama. Oct. 23. A prominent
member of the foreign colony at
Managua who have arrived here re-
ports the political situation in Nicar-
agua critical. When he left the cap-
tal. Die prisons were filled with polit-
ical prisoners whose number ex-
ceeded S06 and included some of the
most prominent persons of the republic.
COOK YS BARBELL.
Agents Say Charges Will Be Explained.
Missoula. Mont.. Oct. 23. R. C.
Mitchell.Dr. Cook's special agent.and
General Weed his counsel are in
Missoula gathering evidence to re-
fute the affidavit of Edward Barrill
that Cook did not scale Mount Mc-
Kinley. General Weed has issued
the following statement:
"Dr. Cook will come toMontana the
latter part of next week. In namil-
ton he will give his version of the
Mount McKinley story and he will be
glad to meet Edward Barrill face to
face and answer any charges his for-
mer guide cares to make. We know
the inducements which were made to
Barrill to sign the affidavit published
about a week ago."
Houston Oct. 23. President Taft
reached Houston at 7.10 o'clock to-
day. After breakfast on the train
..e was given a military salute anil
driven to the Rice Hotel where he
made an address from the balcony.
A motor car ride followed during
which he reviewed several hundred
school children. The president ieft
for Dallas at 10.30 this morning.
The President spent three hours
here and received probably no more
demonstrative reception in his Texas
travels. A throng whiich the presi-
dent described as "ten acres of peo-
ple." listened to his address at the
Rice Hotel. During the speech the
president was constantly interrupted
with applause and the old-fashioned
Rebel yell." He seemed to thor-
oughly enjoy the noisy welcome and
told the people of Houston he did not
care what their politics were he ap-
preciated their greeting and under-
stood it to be a tribute to the head of
a united nation.
Taft was presented this morning
with a badge by Miss Kate Dan'aii
president of the Texas division of
the United Daughters of the Confed-
eracy. Col. Cecil Lyon the slender re-
publican national committeeman of
Texas came in for a laugh this morn-
ing. He followed Taft oft the rear
platform of the car. "A streak of
lean aud a streak of fat." called
some one in the crowd.
The President in his speech con-
gratulated Houston ou beiug one of
the greatest inland cotton markets in
the world. "I have been in San An-
tonio and am going to Dallas said
the President. "I am not going into a
discussion to decide which is the
larger of Iht two. Since I have been
in Houston I have heard euough to
know the position of this city is so
undisputed as not u need discussion.
When you travel around this country
you learn a few things. One of them
is. when you are in a city which is
determined to be the first city or the
country you don't want to intimate
that there is any doubt of it."
In couclusiou the president said:
"You have a history of your own as
well as the history of the I'nlted
States. 1 take to my heart your cor-
dial greeting men of the South. 1
thank you for it. 1 don't care what
your politics are. 1 remember it was
told to Mr. Roosevelt when he was
here that he had more friends and
got fewer votes in Texas than in any
other state. If you give me your
friendship we can afford to wait for
the votes. We are a united people
united in sentiment united in a be
lief in the happiness of our country
and in honoring our common flag."
STORM IX KENTUCKY.
Wind and Rain Se ere in Louisville
Louisville Oct. 23. Louisville
and many towns of northern Ken-
tucky were swept late last night and
early today by a severe wind storm
and heavy rains which did consid-
erable property damage but so far
as known caused no loss of life.
In Louisville thewind reached a
velocity ranging from 30 to CO miles
an hour. The temperature fell 21
degrees in a few minutes. There was
some damage of a minor character
HICKMAX IS PROUD.
Only Community in Kentucky Which
Taft Will Yisit.
DELEGATES VISIT ARANSAS PASS
Finance Committee Increase Annual
Dues to Five Dollars a Year C
S. E. Holland Elected President
Xoah Allen a Member of Executive
BY E. F. RORKE.
Special Herald Correspondent.
Corpus Christi. Texas Oct. 22.
At the afternoon session Dr. S. ix..
Hallam extended an invitation to the
delegates in behalf of Brownsville
to attend the meeting or the State
Waterways Association at Browns-
ville next month.
Secretary of War Dickinson re-
mained after the departure of Presi-
dent Taft and addressed the conven-
tion. He spoko of the awakening in-
terest in waterway developments alt
over the country. Consequently we
see many plans projected but only
the most meritorious receive an .p-
propriation. The intercoastal canal
scheme doubtless has been scientifi-
cally investigated approved practic-
able and feasible and will yield re-
sults without delay. It was not tip
to him to say whether or not bonds
should be issued. The War Depart-
ment simply executes the public will
expressed in legislative form. If
Cougress approves the plan a corps
of army engineers' the most skilled
in the world will carry it out.
tnis part c ixas was a revela-
tion to him. There are no derelicts
here: men of courage and initiative
drawn from the older states fighting
the battle of civilisation. He did
not feel among strangers but amoug
those of the same traditions sympa-
thies aud aspirations.
Congressman S. B. Cooper of
Ueaumont. made an address on wa-
terways. The report of ue nuance commit-
tee by Secretary Locke recommended
that the annual dues shoulu be $5 to
met the necessary expenses of the
There was somewhat of a fight on
the report of the resolutions com-
mittee. Galveston wished to include
a resolution requesting the railroad
commission to take action iu the mat-
ter of a differential. It was opposed
by Houston and others. Withdrawn
after getting before convention. The
report was adopted. Olllcers elected
for the ensuing year are as follows:
President C. S. K. Holland. Vic-
toria. Vice-presidents H. L. Guydon.
Guydon La.: G. J. Palmer. Houston.
Secretary. Leon Iocke. Lake
Assistant secretary Roy Miller
Noah Allen was placed on the ex-
Beaumont was chosen for the next
In the evening the delegates went
to Aransas Pass on the Pilot Boy.
The valley delegation will return
Hickman Ky.. Oct. 23. When
President Taft arrives Tuesday Oc-
tober 26 he will find the Mississippi
River wharf transformed into a gaily
decorated pagoda. There will be a
general holiday scheme adopted by
the citizens of the only community in
Kentucky which the president is to
visit during bis present trip.
Seventy Kentucky militiamen from
the Marion company which saw ser-
vice during the '-night rider reign"
will be in uniform to guard the pres-
ident and be reviewed by their com
mander in chief. Governor WileratJ
Report on Canal.
Corpus Christi. Oct. 23. The re-
port of the resolutions committee
features a demand to Congress that
an intercoastal canal from the Miss-
issippi to the Rio Grande be improved
to a depth of not less than nine feet
with a bottom width of 100 feet the
work to be done under contract and
to be completed in 5 years. Congress
to provide the money. It endorsed
all rivers harbors and bayous along
the route which have been or may
be recommended for improvement
and recommended adequateappropria
tions to complete the same. The
association endorses the policy of a
national rivers and harbors congress
for a yearly rivers and harbors bill
and recommends the issuance of
bonds if necessary.
A committee of three will be ap-
pointed to Investigate the acquiring
of title to submerged reclaimed lands
along the route to report at the next
A committee of three will report
on plans of the utilization of con-
trol by Louisiana and Texas of water
and power development by the im-
provement of waterways.
SAN BENITO TEXAS
Is in the very heart of the
Lower Rio Grande Valley
Nineieen miles north of Brownsville on the main line or the St Louis
Brownsville & .Mexico Railway.
Is the most favored spot in this the most favored valley
on the Continent.
Forty thousand acres of rich alluvial soil varying from a bla.-v sat.dy
silt to a ricli chocolate loam.
The Only Gravity Canal in the Rio Grande Val
ley the Largest Canal in Texas.
The San Benito gravity canal is 37 miles log averarvs -" vt in
width and 20 feet in depth. It is navigable its entire length afford-
ing cheap and convenient transportation for the products our
farms. Each of the six great locks In-this canal will pass boat- 20x60
feet. Many motor boats and small pleasure craft ply our canal s
This immense channel affords storage for 31000 acre Oct oi water.
Wo can storo 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 Ben j to although only two years old.ha 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.
TUB Bt'SIEST NEW TOWN IX THE LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY
Come to San Benito and see what has been accomplished iu two years
seven thousand acres of our tract !i cultivation prosperous farms
in all directions. Many thousand acres more heiqg ele.ired and pre-
pared for crops.
Write for Illustrated Booklet
SAN BENITO LAND & WATER COMPANY
ALBA HEY WOOD Pres. and Gen. Manager .
Brownsville office opposite Miller Hotel.
k a? -j? -:- v
Leveling Subdividing Lateral Building Concrete Construction
Two year Hrst Avtt. Kiic ranania Canal four ars iy. . kiu .trun
Centra! R.x. Mexiro; nine xears irrigation am! km rl m.-ori'i.'
work in lta.v Nrw Mexico ami iwona
j. A. CA
Civil Engineer and Contractor
M.v cMwricnce is of vlue U yon. Knisiiierriw: has 1st u iuv !
formation am) knowkUtw 1 M!i. ha Iwn attained oatv hx ct
lions If jrou want to know thr bet way to irrigate ot l.v.'
Kach pkee of tartu nerds le be imitated and treated tiith remix . L
slope in different iHrecUons. -o iwirtions air hieh. oh. rs low . v
of an experience"! and suevtssful engineer to build xour laterals. TV ihinir l . .i
poaitivriy do. You are not experimvntiuc if I do the work. Fourum oi x
lerirnce to lack rav claims 1 am at xour service. llurliro:eu. Te
; .:m e!i u.
nexsl ihe adx'.ce
1 t -h V v -is
XOT AT KlltST HAND.
IVui-y Says Kasinusen's lteport Lacks.
lly Associated Press.
Washington. Oct' 23. Command-
er Peary telegraphs to his scientific
friends here that it is impossible for
Knud Rasmussen the Danish ex-
plorer to have seen any members of
Cook's party and any information
which Rasmussen received is there-
fore not at first hand. That the
story told in Rasmussen's report of
his impression of Cook as recently
given out by Mrs. Rasmussen
at Copenhagen lacks authority is the
substance of Peary's latest message. !
1MJ KCt tTTI UN'S TA K K.V.
SHUCK AT mi:m!hi.
Slight uiratiou and N laittge Uo-
pirtsii. Associated Press.
MemphK IVuu.. Oct . ' A slight
earthquake shock was it ;u Mem-
phis and : init ?aii :oda. -No
damage is reported.
In Alton and M. IVterV
St. Louis. Oct. -:'.. A s:iP!n earth-
quake was felt earlv tod.'i at Alton
111. and St. Peter's. Mo thirty mifos
west of here according : renorts by
residents ol those towns No dam-
SPANISH ( AP.IM T.
Train Carrying Knipei-or
Nicholas Will l-'tdlou Policj t Paciiirntlo.
By Associated Press. i
Chnmbery France Oct. 23. The j
train carrying Emperor Nicholas to j
Italy arrived here early today. The ;
station is surrounded with troops j
and entrances to the place have been
closed. The train proceeded to
Modena between solid lines of soldiers.
W. C. T. U.
Imperial Theatre opens tonight
. X.H X.n nmcl.l.''
wno m UB uU t.wlth a splendid program
Discuss Work and Needs of the Olll-
By Associated Press.
Omaha Oct. 23. After an hour of
praise and prayer service the nation-
al Woman's Christian Temperance
Union convention today received a
report from the executive commit-
tee. The work and needs of the Ln-
ion Signal the ofneial organ of the
organization were discused. Awards
of Union Signal banners and prizes
followed. Discussion of proposed con-
stitutional amendments some of
which excited considerable Interest
occupied a large part of the day.
Dy Associated Pre
Madrid. Oct. 23 -T - cabinet
was in session for four hours last
night and following adjournment an
official communication was issued
announcing that the cabinet pro-t
posed to follow a policv of pacifica-
tion and liberty. It is understood
that among the specific decisions Ar-
rived at is one to submit the relig-
ious orders engaged in industries to
the operation of th-? common ln
DKNIAIi KY P.ItAIliEV.
Hell Telephone Company Has Xot Stv
secured Control Independents.
Cleveland Oct. 23. James BraV-
ley jr. of Toledo today made a pos-
itive statement denying that the Bell
Telephone Company had secured the
independent company controlled by
Brailey through his recent purchases
The companies which the Bell inter-
ests are reported to have secun d are
valued at about 13.000000.
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Wheeler, Mrs. Jesse O. Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 348, Ed. 1, Saturday, October 23, 1909, newspaper, October 23, 1909; Brownsville, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth148138/m1/1/: accessed February 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .