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VOLUME '9, NUMBER g
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MAlu Gravity Cannl nt Snn llcntio, Texas, Hhowlng one of the locks In
In tho series of announcements, of which this Is tho first, it Is our pur
pose to give tho readers of Tho Commoner, tho exact facts concerning
The Valley of the Lower Rio Grande
and to call their attention especially to
SAN BENITO, TEXAS
in tho very heart of this fertile Valley.
We want to tell you about t Our Favorable Location; Our
Ideal Climate Our Marvclounly Productive Soil; Our Great
Gravity Irrigation Cannl SyHtcm; Our Numerous and
Prolltnble Productn, and the Attructlvc Opportunities hero
for Investors and HomcNOclccrM.
X ,rvJ.! V. not confound tho "Lower Rio Grande Valley" with
JLiOCciLlOil lhat larBr region, commonly known aa tho "Gulf Coast
- ., . , Country." Tho Bower Rio Grande Valley is tho Dolta
St. il Br,S.ait r,Ivor and ls that Portion of tho Gulf Coast Country irrigated
by its sllt-ladon wators. Look, on your map; find the extreme Southorn
R.! of TP,xas..llt th0 rnouth of tho Rio Grande. That ls tho "Delta
ntir3t; V10 hoyvcr, R, Grando Valley;" tho "Agricultural Nugget,"
containing less than half a million acres, which Is now attractlncr tho
Tibn'ti!nVc&fJnYS3.toVB and Homo-seekers, more than a I'uiUron. of
i&!&&hsf ss& tr&i urasis? sat"180 Baiiway- w" p
inmate jsm? i.S'Sis &JS&
vuu auuiinurH comparatlvolv cnni. hnin ,.r iT" "-'
Btnnt nn .., ,..i"cJlummcr? comparatively cool, bolnc tcmiwrmfhv :
-Vri..vl ul .,,u? oreozcs ironr tho Gulf of Mexico '
duo'o'SjSi? ButHwhen yirnrlSdr U 48 ot sufllclent to pro
Delta soft produce? not only lr Wm? tho, R! Grande, this
any othor section of the United q??! waLliy. f ctB than that of
n well anntlty. Wc l.nve tiSSS SSnFiLi ?.lL el ln u"y
, .. b.uiiuK nt'usun,
B wnrlrnrl. T.ii uM'""li ' ricn CHOCOIatO loam. It ia mollnwnni ''"
College of Texas, w en visit Sg San 'BSiItrinSf al an,d J Mechanical
depth mid rlchnoss of lio 8 P nl w wn 0" fenWa?, 13kDd,as to tho
and so rich that it is not necesslryalSk i ? ?JZ A0.. 8S0 eep
- - - ni ui noiiness."
The San Benito
font In iirlltli r.l nn j .
Wrlto for Illustrated booklet. A,l,lt.
Sa Benito Land & Water Comn
"OS 111 Snn nu.. m r
AI.IIA IHDYWOOD, Present ' aZ' .
An Associated Press dispatch from
Washington, D. C, says: "Official
amend for the sensational elimina
tion of Jefferson Davis' name from
the tablet on Cabin John Bridge, six
miles west of this city, during Presi
dent Lincoln's administration, is
given in directions the president is
sued today through the secretary of
war to the chief engineers of the
army to restore the name."
Tho American fleet of battleships
arriving at Old Point Comfort were
greeted by the president.
By a vote of 186 to 120, a strictly
party vote, the house of representa
tives refused to adopt a. resolution
offered by Representative Clark of
Florida directing the committee on
judiciary to take action on the letter
sent to President Obaldia of Panama
by Secretary of State Bacon. Baton
had written to Obaldia that the pres
ident had too "little regard" for
Rainey and that the statements were
not worthy of notice.
date of Chicago, February 25, says:
"United States District Judge Ander
son broadly Intimated today that ho
will rule that the unit of offense in
the Standard Oil rebating case will
be the thirty-six settlements of
freight charges. Under this ruling,
if made, a fine of only $720,000 is
possible as compared with Judge
Landis' assessment of $29,240,000 in
the original case. The court said
after listening to the arguments: 'I
think that there can be no more con
victions than there have been settle
ments, wherein the carrier and the
shipper have settled their- accounts
and the shipper has received back the
difference between the valid rata
and the rate which was a concession.
Of these settlements there were
thirty-six.' In rendering this infor
mal opinion the court also disposed
or tne contention of the defense that
the whole matter was a continuing
offense, susceptible to but one punishment.".
Federal Judge Anderson, presiding
in the StandaTd Oil case at Chicago
sustained tho motion, made by the
attorneys of the Standard Oil, calling
fo the quashing of the jury panel
consisting of 150. The Standard Oil
attorneys claim there were too many
farmers on the jury.
The report of Herbert Knox Smith,
commissioner of corporations says
that the -tobacco-'business is practi
cally controlled by ten men.
The Associated Press is authority
for the statement that Mr. Taft's
first message of 6,000 words was
read and approved by Mr. Roosevelt.
Political rumors credit Governor
Hughes with an 'ambition to succeed
Senator Depew. Inasmuch as this
office has been set aside -for Mr.
Roosevelt when he shall have com
pleted his Aincan hunt, republican
leaders are greatly agitated.
KragSSruL!riS?v thoro must bo
fnM- in Wi,ihT..i orv . . ,. ..mal" canal Is over 30.mIlnR in w.?i ViS
i,,?T!?",8 ot nori!s without tho strolco o?a mnm.thTlla,nd' 'JlH" IrrlBatine
rlvor ls low, na woll aa whon tho rlvor Is hPs1 d00a Jhls whon
Products SSS JSTfitua Xzrz??w ' a
will .llscas tho loalfe ."L'ft,,1" "' SSafiSff
production and profits Amnno-iv, ?Ui y' divine facts and flirurea iw In
o? SHE SShaS?HiSiigr &5rff rJ?" ,& . Win. True,
The United States supreme court
has affirmed a decision of the lower
court in assessing fines aggregating
$152,600 against the New York Cen
tral Railroad company.
In an opinion by Justice White the
United States supreme court upheld
the Arkansas anti-trust law of 1905
which provides a penalty of from
$200 to $500 for each offense and
the forfeiture of the right to do busi
ness in the state. The decision was
handed down In the case of the Ham
mond Packing company, of Chicago,
which It was charged had conspired
with other packers to fix the price
of meats. A $10,000 fine was Im
posed. That verdict was sustained
by the Arkansas supreme court,
whose finding was today affirmed.
Justice White gave especial consider
ation to the complaint that when the
v.vjunjtiuj iciuHuu io produce its books
in obedience to an order from the
court a judgment was given against
it contrary to the federal constitu
tion. Justice White declared that
if JBi d?.t3Lof a corporation to
live in the light of day and be pre
pared at any time "to exhibit its
statee"dingS t0 US Creator' the
The United States supreme court
decided the case of the Cumberland
Telephone company vs. tho Railroad
Commission of Louisiana, involving
the right of the commission to re
duce the company's long distance
rates, favorably to the state.
cision was by Justice Peckham."
It is plain that there will be no
.utU vr tiuBt mis time. An
Associated Press dispatch unde
Four thousand shoe lasters went
on a strike at Portsmouth; -Ohio?
The Nebraska legislature has
passed' the bill nrovidiriV"for the
election of United States .senators by
W. K. Vanderbllt has given one
million for the erection ofCwhite
plague tenements. -
The manner in which committee
appointments are distributed among
senators was a -subject of a resolu
tion, and remarks submitted to" the
senate February 25 T)y Senator Bur
kett of Nebraska; The Associated
Press sayst "Mr. Bufkett's- resolu
tion provided that committee assign
ments shall be inade -hy - seniority,
but that no senator shall he a mem
ber ot both the committee oh "finance
and appropriations, nor a senator of
more than 'two committees -iha con
sider appropriation bills, nor of more
than two of the following important
committees: Appropriations, com
merce, finance, foreign relations, in
terstate commerce, judiciary 'and
rules, vthese being the important com
mittees of the senate. Mr. Burkett
read from a statistical tablo he had
compiled showing that on the seven
committees but thirty-Beven of the
forty-six states are 'represented,
while all the places are , held by
thirty-fivo of the ninety-two- sena
tors. Of the eighty-nine plaTces on
these committees, he said fifty-five
??S Le held by sateen states.
While fifty-nine places aro held by
republicans, he said, thirty-nine in
dividual republicans hold all .of them.
Of these eighty-nine desirable as
Jnments, he said, twenty-three are
5fIdi? senators from states west of
the Mississippi river and sixty-six
ocuaium irom east or tne
Mississippi. Twenty-six senators, he
said, are oh more than two of these
committees; thirty are oh two; twenty-two
are on one, and fourteen are
on none at all. Mr. Burkett insisted
that better results. wotuld. be ob
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