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CHAS. M. ARMSTRONG & COMPANY
LAND AXI INVESTMENTS
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS .
I TEXAS AHO
Jrrigateci farms and Colonization
Let us .know" what you
and can give the
J. S. & M. If. GROSS LUM
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
LUMBER, SHINGLES, DOORS, BLINDS
Buyers of Hides, Wools, Skins and Produce. Brownsville, Texas
Office Matamorbs, Alex., Cor.
FEASANT TO PRESIDENT.
-Striking Career of French Statesman
Emile Loubet, the French states
man who rose from a peasant to the
presidency of the republic, was born
In Marsanne. Drome, France, seventy-one
years ago. His father was a
peasant proprietor, and the future
chief executive of a great nation re
ceived but a scanty and common early
education. He was ambitious, how.
ever, and studied law on his own ac
count, eventually obtaining the de
gree of laws.
He interested himself in politics
early in his legal career. His first
office was as mayor of Montelimar.
He was so successful that he was re
warded with a" seat in the Chamber
of Deputies. He entered that body in
1876, and was re-elected again and
again. In 18S5 he was promoted to
the Senate. During the short-lived
Tirard cabinet, December 12, 18S7,
to April 3, 188S, he was Minister of
On the refusal of M. do Freycinet
to reassumc the presidency of the
Cabinet, he was intrusted by Presi
dent Carnot with the task of organiz
ing the ministry with the larger part
of its former constituents, himself
assuming the portfolio of the Interi
or and the presidency of the cabinet.
M. Loubet was elected president of
the Senate in 1896, and re-elected in
January, 1S98. He succeeded Felix
Faure as president of the French Re
public on February 18, 1S99, and
served to 1906, when he was sue.
cecded by President Fallieres, the
present incumbent. M. Loubet proved
a highly popular president and won
high esteem both at home and abroad.
Our Morning Prayer.
Oh, may I be biavc today!
And may I be kind and true.
And greet all men in a gracious way.
And put good cheer in the things I
And love in the deeds I do.
.May the honest heart of a child be
And the grace of a rose in bloom;
Let mo fill the day with a hope di
vine, And turn my face to the skj's glad
With never a cloud of gloom.
With the golden levers of love and
Through -n path of kindly deeds
I come to the bush of the starlit
I would rest In peace Amen.'
HALLAM COLONIZATION CO.,
Office over Merchants'
Tracts, in all sizes, large and
want. We have it in 'any lo-
best prices. Write or call.
Manuel Gonzales & 8th Sts.
At the .Miller: D. C. Miller and
wile, Mrs. S. G. Dougles, A. M. Gib
son, San Benito; W. C. Wresberg,
San Benito; S. A. Robertson, San Be
nito; L. Felton, San Benito; E. B..
Raymondville; Ralph R. , Longley,
Lincoln, Neb.; R. D. Stelle, McAllen;
L. C. Pace, Lincoln, Neb.; L. H. Ro
mig, Mission; I. B. McFarland, Har.
lingen; R. H. Kern, Jr., Santa Ma
ria; B. C. Julen and wife, San Be
nito; R. L. Morgan and wife," Baton
Rouge, La.; Jno. J. Closner, Chapin;
Jno. I. Loudon and wife, Addison,
Mich.; F. W. Andres, New York; W.
H. Rosecrans, Chicago; Ed Roos, San' daring. Even under circumstances the as' January 5th, 1910, for the con
,r c tt,- most favorable the nrdinarv man struction of a brick office building
Antonio; a. ji. nargruve, cam rui-
., T , , . .
dyce; B. F. Lawler, Refugio; Robert
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Ingram. Galveston; J. C. Wemnan,
Galveston; B. A. Meyer, Kentucky;
V. L. Lawrence, Yoakum; H. G. Gor-
don; Aransas Pass; C. A. Hoops,
Aransas Pass: F. N. Pettegrew, Fox
Lake, Wis.; H. Dickson, Fox Lake,
Wis.; H. A. Graham, Fox. Lake, Wis.;
W. C. North, Fox Lake, Wis.; Al
Keechler, St. Louis; R. E. Wagner,
Columbus, Texas; E. A.' Grigsby, San
Antonio; N. C. Johnson, an Antonio.
-Roads Need Proper Management.
Road building and maintenance it
has been- truly said, should be consid
ered purely' from a business stand
point, and the same principles applied
to great enterprises in the business
world. The policy that-governs our
public road system if applied -to the
operation of a railroad would mean
ruin to thelatter in a veryshort time.
Suppose the management, of one of
our great railroad systems were
turned over to the section bosses each
section boss allowed to purchase roll-
ing stock and other necessary sup- Virginian named Slatter. He belongs (
plies, arrange schedules and tariffs, ; to the old race of giants. Of such '
that road would b operated under j ere the men who braved the demons
, . . . 1 beyond Jebel-al-Tarik -and rid the
much the same conditions that our.earth of goblins tyrants and necro.
rural highways are at the present mancy
time. 'Before any great change can '
take place it is necessary for our
road laws to be revised, so that it will
be possible to provide one skilled, and 1
competent man to direct the road
work of the country, with foremen
uim laoorers ucuer nis airecuon, se- (
lected" because of their fitness for ,
the work. Fortunately, much new
legislation for he betterment of
roads is at present being enacted. Al-
ready about 20 states have adopted
some form of legislation which pro
vides for state aid, state supervision,
or both. The greatest good has re
sulted in those states which have, re
moved as far as possible the building
and maintenance of state roads from
iiiejurisuiciiuu ui county omciais.-
Colman's Rural World.
Sales Managers La Donna Canal Lands.
Prom Brownsville almost to Bpriia
and return on thirteeea galolns of
gasoline and two quarts of oil Is th9
mark set by H. E. Edson with the
little Maxwell car, "Rosita."
Leaving Brownsville. Sunday
morning at 9 o'clock, he went twelve
mile beyond Rio Grande City, re
turning to town Tuesday night about
S:30" Qn the upward trip. Tie car
ried two passengers to Mission and,
near his turning point demonstrat
! ed the-car for a couple of hours-to
j prospective' buyers.
i Above Mercedes. Mr. Edson said,
the reads are in good condition but
in places on this side they are very
I bad, particularly one stretch near
i Santa .Maria, where the car was
bogged on the return trip and had
to be pulled out by an ox team.
AH along the way, Mr. Edson said
farmers with whom he talked felt
very hopeful over, the outlook for the
condition of crops now in the ground-
HATS OF TO SLATTER.
He's the Bold Virginian Who Has Of
fered to Marry Carrie Nation.
Let the name of "a Virginian named
Slatter" be scratched over the main
entrance to the Hall of Fame, . be.
tween those of Rosco the Snake Eater
and "my friend, Carl Akeny of Chi
cago," who choked a lion to death
with his bare hands and crushed a"
leopard's lungs with his bare knees.
The Washington correspondents be
ing busy, no doubt, with their Christ
mas shopping have neglected to
send out the given name of Mr. Slat
ter, but regarding his valor they are
copiously eloquent. He is no common
hero of the'garden variety no cheap
pursuer of runaway horses or res.
cuer of boat rockers at Sunday school
picnics or slayer of senile hippopot-
ami but a veritable Olympian, hea-
yen-kissing, unrivalled, unique. To
, come to the point at once, Mr. Slatter
, has offered to marry Carrie Nation.
The true quality of this remark
able offer, we fear, will not be appar
rent at once. On its face, indeed, it
' appears to be nothing more uan an
act of reckless bravado a symptom
of a braggadocia spirit, more pictur.
esque than brave. But a careful ex
amination of the nature of human
marriage and particularly of mar
riage with an elderly widow armed
to t.lio teeth, invests it with colossal
turns pale at the altar. Elaborate pre-
r . , . ... . .
cautions are taken to divert his mind
frQm futur wjth a he
stiu trembes. If it were not for the
fact that his faculties are benumbed
by the loua music, the rattling of ban-
gles and artificial palms, and ecsta.
tic buzzing of the unmarried ladies
in the audidnce, and the further fact
that his distrust is allayed by the
appearance of the bri-e, who is care
fully schooled in shrinking gentle
ness, he would jump out of the win
dow. But the man -who marries Carrie
will benefit by no such benign deceits
and anodynes. If there is any music-
at all it will be the alarming caco
phony of fifes and snare drums. And
Carrie herself will wear no mask of
tulle and talcum. Upon her face win
be that same stern frown which bar.
tenders see in cue silent watches of
the night; upon Jier head will be
that same black bonnet which has
long breathed such eloquent threats,
and in her hand will be the ancient
symbol and instrument of her grim
calling ker glittering hatchet with
its sinister liquorish stains, iancy
the agitation of the bridegroom when
her glance fixes him! Fancy it
then fall on your face before that
Chicago's ing Budget.
CuicaS- Dec 31. Chicago's muni-,
cipat expenditure for 1SJ10 wilj be the
largest in the history of the city. For
scuuuis, nuraries, water oureau ana
corporate purposes it will be in the
neighborhood of 555,000,000, which
is" $3,00,000 in-excess of the largest
appropriation heretofore made,
Making the Best'of It.
"My boy Johnnie has such a cheer
"Oh, yes. When I make him wash
1113 "ci-iv iuaieuu ui grumuuiig, ue i
just says he's glad he's not a giraffe.
H "ST "ST
cf away from
Laguna Vista Club
H. F. STEPHENSON, Manager, Brownsvif'e, Texas
Office, San Roman Building Phone No. 238
CONTRACTORS NOTICE Bids
will be received at San Benito, Tex-
tile roof; approximate cost $10,000.
Plans and specifications may be seen
at our office.
San Benito Land and Water Co.,
San Benito, Texas.
Per. S. A. Robertson, chief engineer.
IN THIS PAPER IS NOT AN
Our rales are right they
let people know your
goods and prices are right.
Run a series of ads. in this
paper. If results show,
other conditions being
equal, speak to us about
a year's contract :: u "
THAT PLAN NEVER LOST
A MERCHANT ONE FENNY
(CopjTic ht. WO, bj W. X. U.l
TRADE MORAL The quality ot
what you nave to sell is known
to some people all of the time
and all of the people some of
the time, but advertise regu
larly with us and you'll reach
all of the people all of the time,
P. A. Lang & Son
Wholesale Fruit and
Produce and Com
905 COMMERCE AVENUE
I A' FLYER AT j
Also Large Tracts for Colonization
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The gem of the Lower Rio
Valley is to be sold by -
The best opportunity: ever offered to obtain a home in
the only place in the Lower Rio Grande Valley where
you can find a
Bathing, Hunting, Fishing,
can be had that are unknown
Get the full
by huilding a home at Laguna Vista. This is the first and
will be the last opportunity you will have of purchasing a
choice'Seasjde Home in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.
$15 Down and 12 monthly payments of $10 each, without
interest pays for it. You may own 40 or 40,000 acres of
y land in the Rio Grande Valley, butycu have not a plot of
ground on the whole tract in which you can build a Sea
side heme, where you can take your family away from the
heat of summer and give Ihem a lifeworlh living.
Read The Folder describing Laguna Vista and its sur
roundings and then come and let us show you.
HERALD WANT ADS
FOR SALE ,A four horse power
gasoline engine. Can be seen in op
eration at The Herald. tf
FOR SALF. 1000 cords of good
wood, regular lenpth at $1.75 per
cord, F. O. B." fiacano, Texas, B.
Lanata, P. O. Box 309, Brownsville,
ALE Wooden counter,
arid cash drawer. Cheap,
re Herald. 12-7-tf
FOR SALE First class mule Ap
ply to J. H. Hawkins? on Kesaca near
Ohio & Texas Sugar Co.
FOR SALE Three hores power
gasoline engine. Cheap. Box 413,
care Herald. 12-7-tf
FOR RENT Cottage on corner of
Jefferson and 15th street. For par
ticulars apply to Mr. V. Egly oppo
FOR RENT OR SALE The Yz
naga residence, formerly known as
the Riverv.do Hotel. 'Jine spieTdid
rooms and bath. Address Yzn'aga
Bros.. P. O. Box 154
FOR HENT One large, furnished
front room with fireplace, in the cen
ter of business district. See ' the
South Texas lanu o.
FOR LEASE 250 acres of land
7 miles north of Brownsville on
Alice road. Water and all modern
improvements. 'Will lease all or
part. Can give possession on De
cember 1st. Enquire of Geo. Cham
pion, Brownsville, Texas.
A BUSINESS MAN'S OPPORTUN
ITY FOR SALE A small stock of
general merchandise, store building
and lot located in one of the thriving
towns on the branch line of the St
L. B. & M. railroad. Apply to W.
C. Craig at Caffarelli Bros., Levee st.,
Brownsvil'e Texas. 27.3t
WANTED A first class hard
ware and implement man. Write
f at once stating salary desired and
.erience. Must speak Spanish.
dress, K. if. uoeye, uonna, uex.
WWM VIUVS tU
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benefit or the
from post office.
WANTED To buy a lot on (E!iz-,
beth, Levee or Washington streets, .
or on ride streets between these
streets. State price, size atd loca
tion, etc. Address P. O. Box 294
Brownsville likes Magnolia, 15
sales last week is the evidence. In.
vestigate, purchase, and save re
grets. A free trip to Houston if you
purchase the ner.t three days. G.
Helbig. 29 2t.
WANTED To Borrow on one or
two years time, ?2000, secured by
improved irrigated land near lum
na. Will pay eight per cent and rse
most of the money to increase vnlut
of security. .-duress, "Farmer,"
care- "The Herald."
BIG MONEY If you have dollars
and sense, or Rio Grande Valley
lands, and confidence in yourself you
would better see me at Windsor HO,
tel. Brownsvile, Texas. E. L. Foster.
WANTED Men to learn barber
trade. Few weeks required. Best
paying work within reach of pcor
man. Can have shop with-small cap.
ital. Wages $12 to $20 weekly. Won
derful demand for barbers. Cata
logue mailed free. Molar Barber
College, Dallas, Texa?. 27 3t
. . WANTED An experienced, trav
eling man for wholesale grocery
house, who commands both the Eng
lish and Spanish languages. Apply
P. O. Drawer "B" Corpus Christi,
.Texas, . 12.31 tf
FOR SALE CHEAP FOR CASH
Laundry soap, 50 lb. .cases at $1.00
per case; barbed wire fence-at 2.8
a lb. Celaya's Wholesale Grocery
Scented Kisses Not Sent.
"I would send you a kiss," wrote
little Lucy to her papa, "but I have
been eating onions."
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