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BROWNSVILLE DAILY HERALD
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Brown»vil>e Herald Publishing Co.
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Mrs. Jesse O. Wheeler - Editor
Martin J. Slattery - e Manager
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Off l leal Organ of Cameron County
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Consolidated in 1893 with the Dolly
Cosmopolitan, which was publish
ed in Brownsville for 16 years.
Terms of Snbacription
l>ally — Published every morning
except Sunday, by mail postpaid to
any point in the United States, Mm.
Ico or Cuba, or delivered by carrier
to any part of the city, West
Brow tut vllleT" Texas ""or"’ Mat arnorus”
Mexico.
One copy, one year.96 00
One copy, six months.... 3 00
y Entered at the Postoffice st Browns
ville. Texas, ss Second Class Mail
Matter.
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MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 191*
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THE LOWER VALLEY AHD THE
DEEP WATER PROJECT.
The very able article from the pen
of Mr. Cobolinl, which appears In
The Herald this morning, should be
carefully read and considered, not
only by every citizen of Browns
ville, but by every man In any way
interested in (be development of this
Valley, whether his home is here or
In any other town In the great re
gion which is to be affected by this
deep water project, if It succeeds.
Mr. Cobolinl gives facts and fig
ures which should convince all that
our claim for deep water Is both
Just and reasonable. The main point
of the situation brought. Is in refer
ence to Congressman Garner's sug
gestion In the communications from
Ihe latter, which accompany Mr. Co
bollnl'i article. This Is that our
I leading citizens may lend very ma
terial assiataace towards securing
action on the Brownsville project by
^_JM writing strong letters to Senator*
Culberson and llaik-y and Congress,
man Burgess. As Mr. Garner {Hints
out the engineers' report Is almost
sure to be too late to permit of the
Incorporation of th!i proicri In the
river* and harborj bll!.‘ Our only re
course then w'JI He through the se
nate In this event, wi liout depot
Otters from leading citizens both
here and elsewhere mav be of the
greatest assistance Every n.an of
prominence who Is interested in tue
development of the Valley should be
solicited personally by our Water
ways Association or by tne Chamber
of Commerce to write as urgent a
letter as he can frame to the senators
requesting them to use their beat ef.
forts in behalf of the Brazos San
tiago appropriation.
Charles W. Morse possesses one
thing, left to him out of a wrecked
and disgraced life, of which he may
yell be proud That Is his wire.
Though all the public shame which
f hit crimes brought upon the dis
honest banker, she has remained loy
•1, and It ia to unremitting efrorti
that he now owes hit release from
prison. And, though the stigma of
the convict must cling to him to the
end of his days, that raithful, loving
woman will stand by him to the bit
ter end. After ail, even Morse may
feel that he ha« not lived in vain,
when he has such sweet recompense
for his pain, such true consolation
in his sorrow.
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When, oh when shall we have mail
delivery In Brownsville? Please don't
rail answer at once.
The proposal to run Theodore
Roosevelt for a third term Is enough
to make wonder "whither are we
drifting.’* N
Only nine days more in which to
pay poll taxes, and retain the right
to VOtO.
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Perhaps the song writer had T. K.
in mind when he wrote that retching
little so rig. "Every movement has *
meaning of Its own.”
!B1—I——g
Cross Country by airship from
Brownsville to Houton sounds inter
esting. How would you ilka to be a
paasengar.
WILL BK QltKAT 11TY
WITHIN A KKW YKAItH.
Visitor Imprecated With Ov poofter*
—Other VslJejr Toprss' Ada In Her
ald Also denote KnterprlMO.
H. D. Beck, a clothing salesman
from North Texas, arrived here on
his first trip to the valley. When
seen yesterday afternoon by a He
rald representative. Mr Beck was un
stinted In his praise of the Rio tlran'V
valley and of Its towns.
“You people are rustlers and your
rustling seems to be hsvtng results.
Here in Brownsville you have oppor
tunities that no other town In South
Texas seems to have. Why almost
without moving s finger you will in
the course of a few years be a great
city and with the present bunch of
town boosters at the wheel, the older
Texas cities will have to look to
their laurels.
“Another 'place that I hive just
visited that has made a hit with me
Is the little city of Ban Benito. They
(ell roe that that city is only about
three years old, and just look at it.
I can name you any number of towns
further north that are five or six
times as old that have not made
near the strides that San Benito has.
1 noticed on the front page of The
Herald this morning that Ban Benito
andseveral other towns are carrying
big ads Adevrtlslng pays for com
mercial houses, and 1 don't see why
It should not for towns. The only
thing that puzzles me Is why it took
towns so long to realize that adver
tising space was created as much for
their benefit as for the merchant.”
COLON KL TRUK A KKPOKTH
OX MOKKLOK COMHTIOXH.
Found Reports Were Kiaiutemied—
Confidence In Restored ami People
Iteturn to Oeru|wtk>nM.
A letter received bjr Chief of Po
’ lice Joe Crlxell from his friend Co.
Martin Triano of the Maderista forc
es. who went with his command from
Matamoroa to Cuesnavaca. Moreioa.
recently on account of reported dis
turbances in Morelos, brings news
that conditions have greatly improv
ed there. Col. Triano writes that tbe
stories of outrages were more or less
exaggerated and that the depreda
tions complained of were committed
by soldiers, not by bandits. Col. Tri
ano’a forces have been stationed at
Tejalpa and Yeniepec, and he states
that a great reaction has resulted
and the eltixens are returning to
their aceuatltned oe^paftona. since
p#ice fand order ape guaranteed.
He says further that the people of
the little towns inform him of the
identity of those who a e actually
responsible for tbe disturbances, and
that he is assured he will soon have
the sympathy and confidence of all
the Indians, who are oniy thirsting
for Justice.
Col. Triano adds that he hofiea to
return to Matamoroa.
Tax ('ollrrtoro Are llusy.
Realizing the fact that only a few
more days were left In which to pay
their poll taxes, the citizens of
Brownsville and of ('amcron County
last week combined the pleasure of
attending’the Midwinter Fair with
the duty of paying their poll taxes.
Both the county and city tax collec
tors have been rushed to their full
est capacity during the week to write
out the receipts fast enough to keep
the voters in line.
In the county collector’s depart
ment the clerks are especially busy.
I There is In this department especial
ly that at present can be seen the
i need of a new court house. In order
1 to avoid confusion and delay which
* must necessarily follow if the books
! of the county cillector are all kept
in his small room, the collector ha
been forced to press in the distric
court room into a oourt of sub-sta
tion and the citizen of the city of
Brownsville who would pay bia poi
tax is foroed to climb the steps to
the court room in order to And bis
ward book.
BAX HKMTO AXD THU FAIR.
During the progress of the Brown
aville Midwinter Fair, which closed
on Wednesday of this week, approxi.
rnately eight hundred excusion tic
kets were sold fro Ban Benito to
Brow*nsville. The fair continued for a
period of ten days. For the Satur
day-Sunday excursions 203 tickets
were sold, while for the excursion
on Tuesday, the date of the Round
up only about 100 tickets were sold
at this point. Low rates prevailed
throughout the progress of the fair,
the highest round-trip rate being <&c*
Dae to a mistake evidently on the
part i,f the Brownsville Conmierri-tl
Club which organtsM*un took the
initiative in mdvertis‘:»< the rate,
many were misled Tueulay when a
rate of ftOc was announced. The local
railway authorities refused to sell
round trip tickets for less than 50c,
as they seemed to know nothing con
cerning the 30c rate as advertised.—
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TWO UKKHh UF PLFAfti'HK
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Fair Ciroomt* Deserted—Carnival and
Aviators Depart—Result * of Fair
Satisfactory to Committees.
The past week which has been
I one of pleasure for the citizens of
Brownsville, and their visitors, cios
j ed Saturday with a large crowd of
•pleasure seekers taking their last
view of the Nat Reiss joy path.
The members of the Carnival com
psny and of the different local com
mittees say that they have seldom
seen more busy times. The Carnival
company, bad, in the language of one
of Its members, "been plying In hard
luck” until It came to Brownsville.
The cause for the HI luck of the am
usement makers has been the Incess
ant rains, which have been falling
all over the state.
The members of the different com
mittees. having in charge the exhib
its, the round-up, the aviation ev
ents, the superintending of the prise
awards, have passed busy days and
sleepless nights.
The work of the committees. how-|
ever, has been well rewarded, andi
the Fair, although it Is the first held,
under the present charter, has beenj
a success in many ways. It met with,
the approval of the people, which
will count Immensely In future fairs,
and It baa by far exceeded the best'
hopes of the most sanguine financial-1
iy.
The quarters in the gymnasium
building of the fort, where Ass t j
Secretary J. G. Perkins, and the com
mittee held forth, were dismantled
Saturday and Mr. Perkins will re-,
turn today to bis duties as a report j
er on the Sentlnai.
The fence which formed the round
up corral has been tom down, the ex
hibit booths have been destroyed,
the Carnival company has left for
San Benito, the afviators, for Hous
ton. and the only thing about the1
grounds left to remind one of last
week’s pleasure la the deep carpet
of confetti which marks the old home
of the Pleasure Path.
DEATH OF OEO. W WATSON
Many Years Messenger of Cnstom
House- Was Civil War Veteran*
George W. Watson, the colored
messenger of the custom house of
Brownsville, died at 3 a. m. yesterday
morning, at his home in this city,
after an Illness of about a week. He
bad been in ill health for about eight
months and his death was not un
expected.
' George Watson had long been one
of the most 'smiUar figures in
Brownsville public life. He was born
a slave of the old plantations of
Virginia. When the Civil War be
gan. he was a young man of about
23years. He enlisted in one of the
negro regiments of the federal army
and near the close of ttie war came
to the Rio Grande with his regiment.
After the war he located here and
In 1872 he was appointed messen
ger st the custom bouse at Browns
ville. This post he had held ever since,
and during long years of faithful per
formance of duty. Watson won the
liking and respect of all who knew
him It was his special pride to hoist
the flag over the customs house dur.
ing his forty years when he did not
personally perform this duty. Honest
as the day is long always courteous
in mannei, gentle and considerate
towards everyone who came into con
tact with him and he will be missed
He Is survived by his wife and sev-j
eral children.
The funeral took place at four
Go’clock yesterday afternoon. Rev. G.
M McDougal* of the Episcopal church
conducting the service.
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NO MENINGITIS
IN SAN BENITO
In spite of numerous reports and
rumors to the contrary, the local
physicians declare that there is no
spinal meningitis in San Benito, un
less there are cases to which medi
cal attention has not been directed.
Acting upon a number of rumors
to the effect that there were cases
of meningitis In this city, the Light
Interviewed Drs. M A. Gantt, J. W.
Vermillion and W. J Vinsant in or
der to learn the actual facts about
the situation and each of the physi.
cians denied any knowledge of men.
ingltls cases here. Dr. Gantt told
of one case which, although a num
ber of persons had pronounced it
spinal meningitis, he, as the attend
ing physician, diagnosed as pneu
monia. Dr. Vermiltion asserted that
although he knew of no meningitis
cases now, it would 6e ho cause for
surprise or unusual alarm should
there develop a few caaes later. The
latter physician said, However, that
there are epidemics of other diseases
in San Benito, which, while having
occasioned little comment, deserve
the attention of health officers. —
San Benito Light.
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oMeans saving and saving means accumulating.
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Systematic accumulating will put you on ,
the roaa to prosperity. Then you get the
habit and the rest comes easy. Start the
New Year with a bank account—we don’t
1 care how small—Si will start you here for
we cater to small depositors and welcome
i their accounts.
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, 4 Per Cent Interest on Savings
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