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VOL. XV. NO. 12
BROWNSVILLE, TBXAS, TUESDAY, JULY 17,-1906.
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Corpus Christi, Texas.
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So don't put off for tomorrow what you can
buy today. Especially so when you can get it
so much cheaper. Today is the day of golden
opportunities; what the morrow may bring who
and join the procession of "wise" people who
are TODAY buying their necessities at a
cheaper price than ever before. The reputation
of our goods is widespread, every one knows
of the HIGH QUALITY of our
Clothing, Shoes, Hats, Shirts
Ar.d Many Other Necessaries for the Well Dressed Gentleman
YOU are also one of these, therefore don't wait
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tnce and skill into the prescription he writes. , It is an orcc
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cannot rely on the result unless the ingredients are properly
Be fair to your doctor and to yourself by bringing your
prescriptions here. They'll be compounded only by registered
pharmacists, who are aided b- the largest stock of drugs in this
part of the state. Everything of the finest quality that money can
l"uy or experience can select.
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Rio G-ande City, Texas
Will practice in the District Courts of
fatarr, Hidalgo, Zapata and
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Brownsville, - Texas.
V. L. CRIXaL, Proprietor.
First-class Liquors, Wines,
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E. H. GOODRICH SON
.... MANAGERS ....
Choice Lands and City Property.
Successor to Powers & Maxan,
rowers & Wells, Wells & Reutfro
Wells, Rentfro & Hicks, Wells &
Hfcks, Wells. Staytou & Kleberg
I buy and sell Reai Estate and
investigate land titles. A complete
abstract all litles of record in
Cameron County, Texas.
Practice in all state and federal
courts, when especially employed.
Land Litigation and corporation
Selects The Brownsville Country As The
Places To Locate His Colony
Sails for Paris.
John Thielen, Manager
Bread, Biscuit, Cakes, Etc., Made
From Choicest Brands of Flour
Elizabeth Street, Brownsville, Tex
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
The Best in the Land.
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Information as to Boats, Etc.
Point Isabel. : : : : Texas,
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Strings and felts.
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OFFICE AXD SB0PT1Iik Bi4"i lUHtU.
X dispatch from Houston of late
On a tract of 25,000 acres of land
located at Raymondville, on the
line of the Brownsville Road.
His Eminence, Monseignor J. R.
Vilatte, Right Reverend Arch
bishop and Primate of the Old
Roman Catholic Church' in the
United States, will locate a colony
of the members of his faith, com
posed of French, Belgian, Swiss
and Holland emigrants. Almost
in the center of the large acreage
a small tract of ninety acres will be
set aside for the erection and estab
lishment of a monastery, where
young men will be trained for the
priesthood of the Old Roman
Catholic Church. As soon as pos
sible emigrants will be sent to
Texas, and within a year it is
expected that the colony will be
fully established and the monastery
completed and occupied.
Such are the authorized state
ments of the Rt. Rev. Archbishop
Vilatte, who passed through Hous
ton this morning in the private car
Raymondville, belonging to A. M.
Davidson of Chicago, by whom the
distinguished churchman was ac
companied to the Brownsville coun
try. The archbishop was en route
to Chicago and thence to New
ork, where he will take sterner
for Europe to meet John Sebastian,
passenger traffic manager for the
Rock Island-Frisco systems, with
whom the plan of emigration will
be talked over and formulated. In
the private car Raymondville were
other investors, among them be
ing J. M Patterson, formerly
manager at Chicago for the New
York Life Insurance Company and
recently identified with the Cana
dian Pacific irrigation department;
B. C. Kent, who is arranging to
build and equip a summer and
winter resort at Corpus Christi;
'R. M. Stangland, manager of the
National Land Company of Chi
cago, and M. E. House and Dr.
J. E. Carlson v both of La Salle,
111., and both capitalists who be
lieve in the future of the country
in which they have recently ac
quired holdings. Mr. Davidson,
who was in charge of the party, is
general immigration agent at Chi
cago for the Houston & Texas
Central, and it was through his
influence and inducements that
Archbishop Vilatte came to select
the Brownsville country as the spot
wherein to locate his colony.
According to plans outlined by
Archbishop Vilatte this morning,
the 25,000 acres which is to be
utilized as colony sites will be
divided into twenty and fort' acre
farms, the emigrants paying for
them by degrees while continuing
to improve the property. These
emigrants, while composed prin
cipally of the natives of the four
countries mentioned, with a sprink
ling of Italians, will alio be sup
plemented by such members of the
Old Roman Catholic Church as
care to leave the Jentral and East
ern United States and take up
their homes in Texas. Archbishop
Vilatte is surrounded with a com
petent corps of assistants m his
work and the inducements of Tex
as will be disseminated tnrougn
these assistants. - As soon as a
conference can be held with Mr.
Sebastian in Europe, the Arch
bishop will begin to arrange for
sending his colonists, who will all
come into Texas via the port of
Galveston. From there they will
be sent direct to Raymondville, j
redound to the everlasting benefit
of the state at large. Practically
everything will be donated for this
seminary, Mr. Davidson having
i already fifty acres of land and the
Brownsville Road giving the other
forty that will makeup the ninety
on which the monastery will be
located. It will be in the center
of the colony site and the emigrants
will be given the benefit of religious
aid as well as such assistance as
can be rendered by those familiar
with the soil and how best to
cultivate it. The ecclesiastic was
enthusiastic regarding the success
of his project and believes .that
nothing stands in the way of
making it a complete success.
WHAT NOON MEANS IN LAW.
Decisions Conflict as to Whether or Not
Standard Time is Signified.
The courts of several states have
dealt with an odd question, none
of them agreeing upon a similar
answer. When is it legally noon?
Fire insurance policies expire at
noon and the word is admitted to
mean exactly 12 o'clock, midday.
But standard time has not been
adopted in all communities. Many
small towns cling to sun time,
which may be from a few minutes
to nearly an hour earlier than
In one state a fire occurred at
two minutes past noon, sun time,
and the insurance company held
that the policy had expired before
the fire. Sun time is used in that
town, but the insured sued the
company, holding that local cus
toms did not rule the policy and
that he was entitled to his insur-
ance. lne state courts sustained
In another state a similar con
tention was taken to the courts and
just the opposite decision given.
Several conflicting precedents have
been established in estate courts,
and it is said the question can only
be decided for good and all when
a case has been carried into the
United States courts and passed
upon by the supreme court. New
MEXICO FOR MEXICANS!
A Wisconsin Man Says Americans in the
Sister Republic Arc in Danger,
Here is a thiid grade boy's com
position on "The Horse:"
"The horse is a very noble
quadruped; but when he is angry
he will not do so. He is ridden on
the spinal cord by the bridle and
sadly the driver will place his foots
on the. stirrup, and divides his
lower limbs across the saddle, and
drives his aminal to the meadow.
He has a long mouth and his head
is attached to the trunk by a long
protuberance called the neck. He
has four legs, two are in the front
side and two are afterward.
"These are the weapons on which
he runs; he also defends himself by
extending those in the rear in a
parallel direction toward his foe,
but this he does only when in a
vexatious mood. His fooding is
penerallv trrasses and grains. He
is also useful to take on his back a
man or woman as well as some
other things. He has power to run
as fast as he could. He has got no
sleep at night time, and always
standing awaken. Also there are
horses of short sizes. They do the
same as other horses are generally
doing. They have got tail, but
not so long as the cow and other
such like similar animals."
The following dispatch comes
from New Orleans, under date of
July 12. The gentleman making
the dire predictions contained
therein may be correct, but Thk
Hkrai.d would like additional
proof before believing he knew
what he was talking about. It has
been our impression that relations
between Mexicans aud Americans
in the republic are of the most cor
dial nature, and that these rela
tions were being daily strength
ened. Mr. Sturdevant, of Wiscon
sin, certainly must be mistaken in
his predictions as to the danger to
Americans in Mexican territory. '
The dispatch is as follows:
That the United States Govern
ment will, within a short time,
have to send its troops into Mexico
to protect American interests there
is the belief of F. A. Sturdevant, a
Wisconsin man, who has been con
nected with the Mexican Central
Railroad for the past two years.
According to the statements of
Mr. Sturdevant, who is a guest at
the Cosmopolitan Hotel, all Ameri
cans have been warned to leave
the Republic before Sept. 4, and
are threatened by death if they fail
to leave by that time.
Mr. Sturdevant says that many
Americans have already left the
Republic on account of this threat,
while others feel that the Govern
ment is strong enough to protect
them in case of trouble. He savs
that the recent trouble on the
border is but the beginning of the
work of a secret society which has
now spread to the most remote
parts of Mexico, and which is daily
gaining hundreds of new members
among the working classes in the
Republic. He says that Ymalf
riots aimed against the Americans
have caused a number of deaths in
various remote sections, and that
much more serious trouble is an
ticipated at any time. Mr. Sturde
vant says that with the present
army Mexico will be unable to
cope with this society, whose war
cry is "Mexico for the Mexicans,"
and that American troops will
come into the country to protect
the financial interests at stake.
The returning railroad man says
that he will not return to Mexico,
as he believes that all Americans
in the Republic will be in danger.
will have been made for their care.
With the inauguration of a semi
nary and monastery where young
men may prepare for the ministry,
the archbishop believes he will
have commenced a work that will
Following is a summary of the
results of a long series of fertilizer
tests in growing tomatoes at the
Troup experiment station: 1.
Acid phosphate more constantly
produced beneficial results than
any other single fertilizer. 2. On
new land an application of 300
arrangements ' pounds of acid phosphate per acre
Proving His Own banity.
"Why do you think the plaintiff
insane?" a witness, examined as to
somebody's mental condition, was
asked by a counsel at a trial.
"Because," replied the witness,
"he is continually going about as
serting that he is the prophet
"And pray, sir." retorted the
learned gentleman, "do you think
that when a person declares that
he is the prophet Mohammed
clear proof of his insanity?"
Because," answered the
ness. regarding his questioner with
an easy complaceny. "I happen to
be the prophet Mohammed myself. ' '
gave best results. 3. On old land,
which had Jnever been fertilized, j
an application of 300 pounds of
acid phosphate and 250 pounds of
cottonseed meal per acre gave the
most satisfactory returns.
A Swedish servant-maid, finding
that her mistress was troubled with
sleeplessness, told her of a practice
of the people of her country who
were similarly affected. It was to
take a napkin, dip it in ice-cold
water, wring it slightly and lay it
across her-eyes- The plan was fol
lowed and it worked like a charm
The first night i the lady slept
for hours without waking, some
thing she had not done for several
month's. At the end of that time
the napkin had become dry. By
wetting it again she at once went
to sleep, and it required consider
able force to arouse her in the