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. THURSDAY, DECEMBER oO. 1009
TI1E BKOWXSVHXE DAILY HERALD
VOAUni AJCWTHH RKOWNSVIMVE
The Caller is pleased at the news
that B. F. Yoakum is likely to be the
w-ontrolUog factor in the St. Louis
Brownsville & Mexico road hereafter;
also Uiat B. F. Y.'b new field of oper
ations lies in the Southwest, lather
'ban In the north and 'in V?.H street.
He has always beeu a oustru- tor, a
developer. For that In i alled tue
Jim UUl or the Southwest He is also
the friend of Texaa. th" friend of the
tGulf. Coast, and of th.- Gulf Coast's
t-Wet tity and tide walK outlet. Cor.
All that is better and more pervice
atde than being a speculator, a mere
dabbler in stocks, a magician like Jay
Could, who wreckea and ruined when
it suited his purpose.
(Leas than twenty-five years ago
this man Yoakum, who bulks next to
Harriman In the railroad world, was
the Jocal commercial agent of the
Gould iines in San Antonio. He was
a -native Texan and had previously
peddled fruit trees foe a start-
dn association with uriah Lott, who
fcas built more small railroads on
nothing than any man in the United
States, he helped raise the capital for
the San Antonio & Aransas Pass "road.
This gave him a start.
From the S. A. & A. i. to the man
agement &t the Santa Fe sjptem and
from the Santa Fe to the control of
fcoth the Frisco and Rock Island sys
tems, which he consolidated, were
prodigious leaps as .easy to him as
turning so many handsprings.
It was he, in co-operation witn
Stobert J. Kleberg, John G. Kenedy
and other "big pasture owners, who
devised the land bonus plan which
ftnllt the Brownsville road and opened
'.hundreds of thousans of acres to
hurras and towns! tes between here and
the Rio Grande. It ha3 created new
wealth as If by magic, for all con
cerned, and has transformed Corpus
-Christ! from a sleepy town to a bust,
llcg and ambitious seaport city. That
much -we owe Yoakum and his asso
ciates intthe Brownsville road.
Yoakum has loomed so large in
railroad affairs of late years as to ex
cite the jealousy, if not alarm, of less
capable Unit amhitious magnates.
That was the cause ef his break witn
theMoores and Dan Reid, the owners
of the i.ock Island. It -was i oakum
w3io grouped their properties Into the
Steal Frisco-Rock Island System with
numerous small lines which carried
the Yoakum Influence from Chicago
to Brownsville and from Birmingham
In the southeast to San Francisco in
I he West.
The Moores, in a statement given
out a few days ago in New York, said
they pocketed a loss of 57,000,000 to
get rid of Yoakum and the Frisco. On
the artier hand.. Yoakum and his
friends got back for. 10,$42,6Q0
what they had previously, sold for
Ju starting out to do up B. F. Y.
and his friends the Moores picked up
a Tartar. Any friend's interests are
sale iu Yoakum's hands, as is evi
denced by the implicit confidence witn
which millions are placed at his beck
and call by big backers, but .eaven
pity te high financier who tries to
freeze out or slack a hand on the
Texan. He will find . F. Y. as wise
as a fox and as game as a Javelin.
So far he has never ditched a friend
or hauled down his colors to an en
emy. We glory in him for that, for
he ia a exan.
Remembering he is our neighbor
and friend, we shall not go back on
him because he Is rich and powerful.
Corpus can wefl afford to forgive
those things. We cannot-afford to go
back on our rich neighbors. There
are too many of them and we neeu
them all. CoVpus Christi Caner.
At the Miller: R. D. Selelsr, La
Ferla; W. C. Moore, San Antonio; P.
S. Moore, San Antonio; J. Cas. Car
rie, San Antonio; W)n. Kerenburg,
Houston; C. A. Berg. Houston; J.
Weson, Houston; S. H. Jackson.
Mrs. J. W. Rohison, EI Dorado.Kan.;
Frank L. Robinson. El Dorado, Kan.;
Fred G. Robison, El Dorado, Kan.;
J. S. Ford, Austin; D. Casselman,
Genoa, Texas; J. A. Colby. Gardner,
N. D.; S. M. Hargrove Sam Fordyce;
S. Levy. Houston; C. C. By ram
Houston; Wm. Pathle. Worcester
Mass.; C. E- Hood Boston! Dr- w
Netter, San Antonio; Duke Joaes,
Houston; J. D. McXell. Houston.
At the San Carlos: Mr. and .Mis.
Gordon Miles, San Benito; J. F.
Dunn, New York; A.C. Purvis; A.
P. Hicks. A. F. BaU, San Benito; B.
N. Porter, College Corner; F. Gross,
hauser. Mercedes; W. H. Longslock,
Decker, Ind.; F. G. Wilson, Decatur;
John I. Landon and wife. Addison,
Mich.; E. Cow and wife. Bradfo d.
Tenn.; J. P. Morton, Bradford,
Tenn.; A. R-, Eckert, Houston- T.
B. PueEt.3 and wife, Cify: P. A Hor
At the Riverside: G. EcLtpseth,
Toronto, Can.; H. J. Cameron, Kur
win, Kan.i F. C. Kent, Ebon, Kan.;
Ed Both, Chicago, 111.; Walter
Campbell, Borsword, Mo.; J. R. Ed
son, Borsword, Mo.; Paul Stevenson
San Antonio; J. C- Stevenson, San
San Antonio ;C. W.McCormick.SanBe-!
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nito; Mrs. C. w. sicuormicK, sau xe-j
Wliv Plain Men Attract ueautum
Women. ' y&ijj
A fact t hat no one can deny is
that for some woimsn a really plain '
man sterns to -have a definite power
of attraction. Can it be that, if
beautiful thenieslves, they find "a
charm in their opposite; or is it that
they brook no rival near the throne, j
and see in a handsome man more or ,
less of a competitor? A good-look,
ing husband or brother attracts no
tice, and Her Royal Highness Worn,
an may refuse to be in the back
ground. At any rate, there can bej
doubt that an ugly man seems often
to wield an influence that is quits
The trend of the times may have
something to say on the subject. A
modern woman, with her brains and
her freedom and her strenuous Ideals
has no use for what is weak, Inslp.
id, and decadent. She has no place
In her heart fo rthe scented exquisite
who waves his hair, twists his
moustache, manicures his hands, and
admires his face in the looking-glass.
In fact, pink and white prettiness Is
now at a discount, and most of us
would sooner see our men brown
and battered and serenely conscious
of their own lack of attractions.
Rougb-hewn features, we say, show
strength, and a plain form may be
the shell of a great soul, a keen
brain, and soaring ambitions. Cer
tain it is that the Adonis type has
gone out of fashion. The woman of
today scorns the "beauty man,
I avoids him as a friends, and disre
gards him as a husband. Mrs. Fitz
roy Stewart In the January Strand.
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Licensed to Wed.
County Clerk Webb today issued
marriages licenses to the following
Domingo Irdwino and Marta Ya.
Juan Garcia and Elena Almadero.
I). P. Johnson Elected President.
Charlotte, N. C, Dec. 30. D.7
Johnson, president of the Winthrop
Normal and Agricultural College,
Rock Hill, S. C, was elected president
of the Southern Educational Associa
tion at this morning's session of educators.
Job Printing Department
we believe it is unequaled by any job offipe in Southwest Texas
We liave beeu lavish in fitting up our Commercial Job Printing.
We have purchased new. presses, a new wire stitcher, stapler and
We have .purchased new type suitable for all kinds of printing.
We have fitted our linotypes with extra magazines and matrices.
We have a complete stoclc-of envelopes, paper, cards, etc.
We are prepared to take care of your commercial printing, and we
want to do it.
It is no longer necessary to send your work away.
We are especially rigged for the prompt execution of brief work
New material and new matrices have beeu bought especially for this work.
Ask for Prices
We can meet any foreign competition, and besides, your work will be
going on where 3tou can keep in close touch with it.
We have a special department to take care of this fast-growing branch
of our business.
Call No. 7 if you need anything ,iu printing. Our representative
will be quick to call upon you, and give you prices and any other infor
mation you may require.
Job Printing Department of the
We take this opportunity of thanking
you for your most valued patronage which
you have so kindly seen fit to favor us with
during the now closing year of 1909.
Through your assistance alone we have
made the Brownsville Hardware Company
the leading store of its kind in the city of
Brownsville, and we are not only thankful,
but sincerely appreciate and feel personally
obliged for the many favors.
In soliciting a continuance of your pat
ronage for the new year, 1910, we wish to say
that you shall always receive in return, as
heretofore, courteous treatment, prompt ser
vice, free delivery, fairness, and the lowest price consistent
with good and conservative business. Our efforts shall
always be with a view of an earnest endeavor to ever sat
isfy our customers in any dealings, large or small, which
we might have the pleasure of transacting with them.
Again thanking you, and with best wishes for a
Happy and Prosperous New Year, we are,
Yours very truly,
Brownsville Hardware Co.
TO HOXOIt SOUTHKKX WOMEX.
Design Submitted ly .Mi;s JJelle Kin
ney Was Chosen.
Atlanta, Dec. 30. A southern girl
will have the honor of designing the
memorial to her sex which will be
erected in all the Southern states by
veterans of the Confederacy to honor
the women who suffered during the
days of 1S61-65.
The design submitted, by Miss
Belle Kinney, Nashville, Tenn., was
choFcn by the committee representing
twelve of the thirteen Southern states
who met here yesterday, and the
bronze shafts will be cast and erected
as soon as the necessary funds are
The memorial will snow a group of
three figures, fame, sitting in center
with a dying Confederate soldier and
a weepii.g woman on the other side.
The central figure will be eight feet
in height, and the other two seven
feet. The statue will be eight feet
by five and a half feet at base.
Miss Kinney Was awarded the prize
after eighty designs were submitted
to the committee and had been care
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SPECIALS FOR THE XMAS DINNER TABLE
Crystallized Fruits Stuffed Dates Matinee Figs
Wine Sap Apples Spanish Table Raisins
WiseNewnian Grocery House
12th STREET, BROWNSVILLE
See H.G.STI3LWEIJL :
SAN BENITO NURSERY COMPANY,
At SAN BENITO, TEXAS.
For prices on Nursery stock, Grape, Banana
Orange, Lemon, Fig, English Walnut,
San Carlos Hotel
The following transfers of Camer
on County real estate have been filed
for record with the county clerk:
R. L. Batts to F. A.-Martin, farm
lots 10 and 15, block 208, 20a., San
Benito, consideration ?1,500.
W. H. Stenger to L. A. Bachelor,
southwest corner of block 37; 20
acres, San Benito, $2,250.
A. M. Davidson to Amasa Corbin,
lots 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, block
25, Raymondville, $1.00.
Samp to same, lots 25. 26. 2i. 2S. ! r.,it,. .it ic!,L rm.mc fn'n trnnfcal court. Cnisln: unexcelled. Hot and rArl
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29, 30, 31 32, 33, .34, 35. 36, 37 ! Baths. Rales $2.00 per day. Special by week or month. Special attention paid
38, 6V, oiocK ymo..uvin. TraveIIng Salesmen. Tourists and Horaeseekers.
Vreeland to H. O. Everson, part of
block 220, SO acres, block 221, x -acres,
San Benito, consideration, ?5,-437.
New York and Brownsville Im
provement Co., ltd., to W. E. Hoi.
lingsworth, lot 4, block 74, Washing
ton street, consideration $375.
Oscar I.,. Crain to A. W. Cunning-;
ham. farm lot 121. 55 acres, farm i
lot 117, 14acres, 1-2 farm lot 6,
20 acres, Harllngen, $1,648.
Effle E. Cole to Jessie B. Valdetero
lot 1, block 23, San Benito, consid
San Benito Land and Water Go,, tp
n Titfirfe Inr 5 htrwlr 97 San
r: j"''t' ::v; ' vnai attention eiven to
!ioiVBA,y- Prescriptions ruled with promptness and accuracy.1
block 21, San Benito, $175.00. ' rnysician in our umce uj. au uui.
Same to Guy Risieur lot 11. block ft . 0 W N S V I L L Dt.RU G COMPANY'
40, San Benito. Sl.QOfana other con- ; COCIKT drug store in town, and Santa Claus' Headquarter
We have just received a complete line of fines
watches and jewelry. Before buying your Xn
presents call and we will gladly quote you our priA
Ftt. Our expenses are small because we do all our own work, therefore we can sell vou Soodsj
at a small nrofit. All kinds of fine watch and jewelry repairing absolutely guaranteed. Eyes ex I
amined FREE and every pair of glasses guaranteed to give satisfaction or we REFUND yourl
money. K"U JtWELEKT ainu uriiuL CUmHANi
T'TTtirWxxrnnrl Is the Typewriter you will eventually
-Xi wxxx . Let us place one in your office.
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telephone orders. Free -delivery to any?