Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 36, Ed. 1, Friday, December 24, 1909 Page: 1 of 6
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VOL. XVIII. NG 36.
BROWNSVILLE TEXAS FRIDAY DECEMBEP 24. 1309
SINGLE COPIES 5 CENT
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A Great Majestic Family Range
A Notional Process Gasoline Stove
A Lsonard C eonabl? Porcelain-Lined Solid Oak Refrigerator
A Carving Set Penknife or Rczor
A Winchester Sha'gun or Rifle
A King Air Rifle
A Hun ing Coat or Autoraat'c Shell Vest
HICKS HARDWARE CO.
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WITHIN THREE YEaKS
COME TO MISSION
And We Will Convince ou
Mission Land Improve-
R. N. MAGILL General Sales Agent
Elizabeth Street Half Block West of the Milter Hotel
GHAS. M. ARMSTRONG & COMPANY
LAM) AM) IXYESTMEXTS
Irrigated farms and Colonization Tracts in all sizes large and
small. Let us know what you want. We have it in any- lo
cality and can give the best prices.
OOUXTRY A SOLID
SHEET OF ICE.
From Kingsville Northward ttp San
Antonio Lov:r Wo Grande Ynl-
ej Alone Escaped.
"The entire country J.etwcen
Kingsville and Pan Antonio was cov-
ered with-a solid sl eet o? ic? when
I went up last Sunday" srid Judge
D. D. Chapin who returnci yester-
day accompanied by Mrs. Chapin and
his young son Luck who has ben in
school at San Antonio. "The valley
was the only part of the Stals I
know of that was not frozen solid."
When asked about the extension of
the Chapin road he said he had noth-
ing to add to what had been given
out. He ad plaecd an order for 200-
000 ties and he expected to extend
the road to a connecteion with the
Sap. That was all he wished to say
about it at present- With his wife
Write or call.
and son and Fred Warren his chief
engineer Judge Chapin left for home
GUAEiXTY HAXK LAW IXVALt.
Important Decision in United States
Topeka Dec. 24. Judge Pollocn.
in the Uniteu States District Court
here today in a decision declared the
ivansas baniv guaranty law to be in-
valid. Vanderbilt Division Ke-Established.
Kingsville Texas December 24.
The Brownsville road contemplates
re-establishing the freight division at
Vanderbilt -which was abandoned
about three months ago when semi-
freight divisions were established at
Bay City and Refugio.
The changewill take place on or
before January 1.
( OMM1TTEE KAILS TO FIM) EV1
DKXCK TO SUPPORT CLAIM.
MCKINLY SliMMET NOT REACHED
After mi Exhaustive Investigation the
Hoard of Governors hy Unanimous
Vote Iteeommeiul that Dr. Cook He
New York Dec. 24. The members
of the Explorer's Club this nfternoon
accented by a unanimous vote the
report of the committee which inves-
tigated Dr. Cook's Mount McKinley
climb and he was expelled from its
New York Dec. 24. The commit
tee of the Explorer's Club which have
been investigating the claim of Dr.
Cook that he had reached the summit
of Mount McKinley today reported
to the board of governors that the
club after exhaustive investigation
failed to find any evidence in support
of Dr. Cook's claim.
Resigns as Secretary
Grande Club to
Agent for Mission.
of Lower Rio
The Herald is authorized to
nounce that R. X. Magill who
served the valley so efficiently
more than a year as secretary of the
Lower Rio Grande Valley Commercial
Club has taken the general sales
agency for Mission lands and town
lots and will at once open an office
here for the sale of that splendid
To The Herald representative Mr.
Magill said: "One of the greatest
pleasures and honors of my life has
been to serve this magnificent val.
ley as secretary of its Commercial
Club and it is with sincere regret
that 1 lay down this interesting and
inspiring work. The club will con-
tinue its good work which was never
so necessary as at the present very
active stage of the development of the
valley and at the request of the
board of directors I will continue to
conduct the secretary's office until
other arrangements are made.
"After more than a year's close
study of the valley and its unparal-
lelled resources and advantages it af
fords me much satisfaction to become
actively idntified with what is in
many respects the best land and
townsite proposition of the many
good ones in it. One cannot make a
mistake in locating anywhere in the
Lower Rio Grande Valley but the
natural advantages at Mission of cli-
mate soil and drainage the substan-
tia location practically at the head of
the valley and center of commerce
for that entire section and investment
..here of such far sighted business
men as Bryan.Yoakum Perkins Don.
erty and their relatives and friends
form a combination almost irresisti.
ble from an investment standpoint
and portend railroad industrial nad
farm development that will make
Mission blossom like a rose and build
a city there without a doubt. It will
always afford me pleasure to serve
my many friends in the valley in any
way that I can and to work for i-e
best interests of all. I will first es-
tablish Mission headquarters -here
and then branch out in other centers
where Mission-ary work is needed."
Mr. Magill has proven himself a
most energetic and intelligent pro.
motor of valley development am! the
Mission people have done well to se-
cure his services.
CARDIXAIi ..TOlI VERY ILii
Blood Poisoning Complicates Malady
From Which He Suffered.
Rome Dec. 24. The condition of
Cardinal Satolli became suddenly
worse today through a complication
f blood poisoning with nephritis from
which he was suffering. On receiving
cablegrams from Cardinal Gibbons
and archbishop Farley the prelate
commented: "My American friends
give me my last consolation."
Anxiety for King Alfonso.
Paris Dec. 24. Gil Bias today
prints a private communication from
Madrid stating that the condition of
King Alfonso has created the gravest
anxiety in court circles and another
operation is imperative.
IX THE EXTIRE HISTORY OF CWX.
TWO DAYS BATTLE OF RAMA
Only ."00 of Zelaya's Men Escaped I
Fierce Onslaught of Estrada. Peo
ple of Hluclicltis ielirious With
Joy at Insurgents' Victory.
Biuefields Dec. 24. The details
of the battle Rama which are now
known show that the victory of ie
insurgents was complete as has been
claimed by them. After two days
lighting the fiercest that Central
America has ever seen. General Es
trada on Tuesday wiped out his ene
my. Of ielaya's army of o000 men
only 500 escaped. The killed and
wounded on both sides as before re-
ported numbered 600 and 1900 gov
ernment troops surrendered after
desperate resistance. Three Hotch.
kiss and four Maxim guns 2000 ri-
fles and a million rounds of ammu-
nition were included in the booty.
General Estrada professes belief that
his march to Managua will be unop
Biuefields and the neighboring
country are delirious with joy. The
victory is said to have been won the
very day scheduled tor tne inaugu
ration of Madriz as president of Nic
aragua in succession to Zelaya.
Six Americans participated in the
battle operating rapid fire guns. They
escaped with the exception of one
named Bashford who received three
bullets in one of his legs. The pris.
oners included Gen. Gonzales and
General Vasquez who was return
ing to Kama ironi Managua wnen
hostilities began did not reach scene-
during fighting. He was a few miles
distant when the government troops
were routed and possibly some 5...
men escaped witn mm.. Alter Be-
laya's trenches had been shelled they
were taken by assault. In the trenches
were found several women who pre
ferred risking their lives in the con-
flict to starvation in camp. . Thes.-
women were armed with rifles and
fought courageously. One of Uipm
was wounded and was brought to th
hospital here. A large proportion ot
the prisoners were found to' (m boy
under sixteen years of age.
SUDDKX DEATH OF DAUGHTER
OF MARK TWA IX.
Died in Hath Tub This Morning. P
sumablv From Epileptic Convul
sion. Afllicted for Years Serioii'
Shock for Aged Writer.
By Associated Press.
Redding Conn. De. 21. Mi.
Jean Clemens the daughter of Sam
nel Clemens (Mark Twain) was
found dead in the bath tub in the
Clemens home here today. It is be
lieved that Miss Clemens suffered
from an attack of epilepsy while in
tbe bath tub and drowned while in
the convulsion. She had suffered
from epilepsy for years.
At 7.30 this morning the maid
went to her room to see why she did
not come down to breakfast and
found her in the bath tub drowned.
H. Smith Who Was Indicted Here.
.Must Still Face the Charge.
New Orleans La. Dec. 22.
Charges against S. B. Smith of Gulf-
port Miss. of having engaged in
smuggling Chinese into this country
were dismissed by the United States
Commissioner here today. Smith
was acquitted on a similar charge at
Gulfport Miss. yesterday.
He is under bond for appearance
next month before the Federal Dis
trict Court at Brownsville iex.
where he with a number of others
were recently indicted for entering
into an alleged conspiracy to smuggle
Chinese into the united States.
The following couples were li-
censed to wed by the county clerk
yesterday and today:
N. E. Anderson and J. P. Odell.
Butura Suares and Maria Me-
Andres Rincones and Antonia
SAN BENITO CANAL VIEW FROM LOCK No. 3
The Busiest Place in the Valley
Nineteen miles north of Brownsville on the main line of the
St. Louis Brownsville &
DON'T FAIL TO STOP AT SAN
San Benito has the LARGEST
the only gravity canal in
Eight thousand acres of Growing Crops on the San Benito
Tract. Thousands of acres being cleared.
The town of San Benito has
schools churches stores and permanent and expen lve
residences. Write for ILLUSTRATED BuOKLhT
SAN BENITO TEXAS
ALBA KEY WOOD President and General Alan-ger
BROWNSVILLOFFICE OPPOSITE THE MILLER HOTEL
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SAXTOS UOSALKS ACCUSHI) OF
Said to Have Killed Hoy and Wound-
ed Man and Woman Xear Olmito
Last February A Oold-15!oo:led
" Extradition papers for Santos Ro-
sales who is being held by the Mexi-
can authorities at Xuevo Laredo on
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ltMlliebL Ul outrun vjM..i. wnr
ceived by the latter from Austin jes.
Rosales is charged with killing
Epifanio Salazar the fifteen year old
son of Dolores .Martinez and with
wounding the latter and Pedro Vil-
lanueva near Olmito on February 10
of this year.
The crime it will be remembered
was a peculiarly cold-blooded ana
atrocious one. Mrs. Martinez and her
son lived with Villanueva on the farm
of J. C. Bennett near Olmito where
the latter was working at th time.
According to the testimony of the jus
tice's investigation Rosales leased
distance away and according to Villa.
and according to Villanueva had
been importuning the latter to
leave Bennett and work for him
(Rosales). Villanueve refused to do
so and the two men quarreled.Rosales
becoming violent and threatening to
On the atfernoon of the shooting
Rosales was seen lurking near Vil-
lanueva's house on horseback and
armed with a Winchester rine. T
latter became alarmed and taking
Mrs. Martinez and the boy started for
the home of Deputy Sheriff Soldana
about five miles away.
When about half the distance had
BENITO WHILE IN THE VALLEY
Canal in the State of Texas
a population of 1500 good
fc V -r -r -r -r -:- - -'- -r
Building Concrete Cors ru;uon
nr: - .t! :
tr to l'U'"i
tn :- a
been coei"d they weiv (
by : man wio rode u i '
few ards and opened iir'
shot strnc Salazar ah
eve ktlliu iini instauil)
and woman 'led down !i.
lowed b jih crazed R
lowed by the murderer
' he 'uau
continued the fusilade uniil his r-art.
ridares ran out then. ;:m up the
chase. Sheriff Garza v i.- i.na";le to
locate him on this side oi 'he
but a short time as;o be w.i an
by the Mt ieaii authoritie- nd f
to Xuevo Laredo to aw a: the
come of .".tradition prieeeil.Hgs
Manuel Villareal. tin- ci-r-idi.
couiity jail will !.:u
i.' redo to i r triw t h
!' inr nini I;.. ; to B
HEAVY RAIXS CAUSE
DAMAGE IX SI' UN
Several Towns Without I-.gbt and
Many Houses Carried From Foan-
Tlation hy Floods.
Madrid Dec. 24. Rain storms m
the provinces of Salamanca and Leon
have caused the most disastrous
floods experienced in fifty years.
Several towns are without light
owing to the inundation of gas and
electric plants. The governor of Sal-
amanca telegraphs that furteen per
sons were saved almost miraculously
from the roofs of houses where they
had taken refuge from the engulfing
waters during the night In the lower
part of the Province of Ciudad Real
fifty houses have been carried from
Floods In Portugal Also.
By Associated Press.
Lisbon Dec 24. The rivers of
Portugal are -raging torrents today
following the unprecedented rainfall.
Many houses were swept away.
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' 1212 Fps
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