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BROWNSVILLE DAILY HERALD
....... ... Brownsville Herald Publishing Co. • Mrs Jesse O. Wheeler - Editor Martin J. Slattery - - Manager | Offllcal Organ of Cameron County ■gj,!,?- 'TBgy:''/' '• * |,,, . : Consolidated In 1693 with the Daily Cosmopolitan, which was publish-, ed in Brownsville for 16 years. Terms of Subscription Dally — Published every morning except Sunday, by mall postpaid to any point In the United States, Mex. 1co or Cuba, or delivered by carrier to any part of the city. West Brownsville, Texas, or Matamoros, Mexico. One copy, one year.$6 00 One copy, six months.... 3 00 Entered at the Postoffice at Browns ville, Texas, as Second Class Mail - Matter. fmmmrnmrn l ' — WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 31. 1912 g'.. ..-I'll1. i- .* ... THE LAST DAY. The Herald believe* that cltlxen whip in tbia great nation and in tbi* 'Wonderful commonwealth of Texas 1* ^ i worth while. It believe* also that the day, if It ever come*, when the voting franchise becomes a matter of indifference to any class of cjtlaens, high or low, rich or poor, will be a most evil day In the annals of* our country. Whatever any mail may think of the poll tax regulation in Texas—whether he hold* it fair or unfair, wise or foollib—it I* the law of the land, and there t<no legal way to vote for the man who has not com plied with it. In a sense the regula + * tlon Is a te*t of our estimate of the f right to vote. Either your poll tax must be paiff;^r you do not vote. If ^ you cannot pay, that Is the end of th0 matterjj^tyt, If you £a» pa.vr"hirT will U0t, you place a low estimate on your right to a voice in the affairs of the ps .oationh This will be a big year In k poitttcni«b»h~4n Ibe alaae and ilia nation. Large issues will confront ua—issue* w It ICh are of great con cern tflhfrcry cl Liven -TT liny citizen of Brownsville has not paid his iniII tax, he must settle .the matter today, or the things of state-wide, nation wide concern must pass him by as the Idle wind, which be regards not, and in the important elections in both city and county he will be a mere nonentity, with no more voice than an Indian or a Chinaman, STERN BUT jt sr. Two daughters of a late Judge ot the Utah Supreme Court were fined 1100 for ahopUfting recently. Their attorney pleaded for leniency, be cause of lhe humiliation his clients had already suffered, but the Judge hltteraly arraigned the women: “You did not need to steal,” he said, “for you had more than $100 in your possession when you were ar rested. Yet you stooped to a petty theft strangely out of keeping with your intelligence and your former re putation for honesty. It is with great } reluctance that the court imposes a fine of $100 instead of sending you to prison. Had not the firm that caused your arrest pleaded for clem ency, there would have been nc cause to show you any mercy.” The Judge was stern, but who shall say he was not Just? When people of high station stoop to petty crime their guilt Is far greater than that ol the lowlier ones, w ho may steal front necessity. That Itinerant merchant ordinance passed by the city council Monday commends Itself to most of the Intel ligent people of Brownsville. Tin merchant who lives here, who pay the taxes, and Is expected toasts In all enterprises -that make for tin good of the community, has surel; some rights that we are all bound t< respect. Surely Brownsville has i hospitable welcome to all worth; comers, but the man who 1* here foi a day or a week only must pay hit footing just as the regular merchant! do. BE SURE TO WVTB THOSE EET TERS. Every seaport town on the Guf of Mexico and all contiguous territory will be Immensely benefited by the opening of the Panama canal. The Lower Rio Grande Valley should re ceive Its full share of this benefit, which It ran only do by securing a deep water port on this immediate coast. Every land owner In the Valley should exert himself to secure deep water here. Let all adopT Con gressman Garner’s suggestion and write persona) letters to Senators Culberson and Hailey and Congress man Burgess, as well as to any other members of congress whom they may know or with whom they may be In touch, and urge them to assist in securing an appropriation for deep water at Brazos Santiago. A letter will cost almost nothing, and every sucb letter will be a big help towards accomplishing this great project. The mayor *8 to be commended for his appointment of elect Ton Judges thus far In advance. It has* the merit of pu'ting every citizen of Brownsville upon his Inquiry, ft the appointments do n :* suit you, declare the objection right now or heerafter forever hold yoiTF peace. The first ear of radishes for this season went from Brownsville yester day. Did you mark that? Brownsville radishes are now a feature on Northern tables. They are selling at 40 cents a dozen and our radish growers are smiling. i .. .. .. We live in deeds, not years; In thoughts, not breaths; In feelings, not iu figures and dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives Who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best. And he whose heart beafs quickest lives the longest; Lives in one hour more than in years do some. Whose fat blood Sleeps as it slips along their veins. Life is but a means unto an end; that end, Beginning, mean and end to ail •things—God. The dead have all the glor> of the world. —Philip James Bailey. SAN BENITO POSTOFFICE SECOND CLASS SOON Increase of 54 Per Cent in Receipts Shown During the Past Year War rants the Prediction According to the Light, the San Benito postoffice probably will he advanced from third to second class after March 31, The receipts of the office for the past year show an in crease of 54 per cent, as cam par d with the previous year, the receipts for 1910 being $4,738.79, and for 1911, $7,315.74, When the receipts reach $8.00», the postoffice will be entitled to be raised from third to second class, Th(» Light state* that the increase has been gradual and ! not spasmodic, and there is fWy indication that by March 31 the re ceipts will pass the $8,000 mark. The growth of the San Benito poatoffice business'll a* been such as to necessitate the addition of 288 lockboxes, and othher n'M*r~TTxtures, costing about $1,500. —■ Our Great D*ep Water Projcct\ The following was extracted from an annual report made by United Slates Consul Johnson at Maumoros. Mexico: Progress The surveys for the railroalt* from here to Tampico have all been com pleted. and If reports be true, work on the construction will commence soon. The next event effort towards pro Kress will be the opening of a port at Brazos Santiago, near the mouth of the Rio Grande river, about 20 miles from Brownsville. Texas. When the great ^ vlopment In the Rio Grand,, Valley has been shown, and the untold benefits to lie derived by the opening of said port shall have been properly explained, our government cannot fall to re cognize the vast importance and ne cessity of a liberal appropriation to help the people of this country to develop this great project. With water freight rates for tie transportation of cotton, vegetables, and all other products to the mar ke’s of the world, the advantage* ol said port would be almost Incalcula ble. I verily believe from Hie off rta be ing made by the enterprising people? of Brownsville and other town* con tiguous thereto towards the de velop ment of this grand enterprise, that we will see this gigantic undertaking well under way before th*. end of the present year. I have not one dollar Invested In the Valley, and none within a hun dred miles of it, but I am hat much Interacted in the general prosperity of our country, that I must say some thing in behalf of this wonderful and rapidly growing portion of Texas. * .1 ."'11111 CITY NEWS. Movln •—Rev, J. T. Crnig and family and W. Hay* and faril'y hav,. taken Jointly the house known a* • The Palm*,” on Adam* St., belongin to M. H. Croat, Both family* are moving to day. Freight 'Receipt* Yesterday’* freight receipts were: : Two car* of merchandise, one of bar rel* for fish, one of hay. one of hana nanas, one of cement plaster. Real Estate Traail r. A warranty <’ t«l ru filed for re cord yesterday whereby Helen Moore j convey* to 8. C. Moore CS acre* out of | farm block 118, for $! and other I valuable couekkclton*. THTRD CAB OF CABBAGE TO MOVE THURSDAY —.. .. The third ear of cabbage to be I shipped from this vicinity will be I loaded here and at ltlalack* Spur for j shipment T’hursday. LAST DAY TO PAY TAXES i Hooks Close at 6 This Evening. Tl»c Record to Last Night. The county and state poll tax re cords show that up to last night, there hid been 3.621 poll tax re ceipt* issued and 263 exemptions. The city record* show that there have been 1,432 receipt* and 334 exempt! >n* issued. Thi* will be the last day for Issu ing ]ki!1 tax receipt* and the last day on which taxes may be pud without a penalty. After today the law ex acts an addition)! ten per cent on all taxes collected for the year. The offices of both County Collector her nia and City Collector Garcia were crowded all day yesterday with* tax payers, and doubtless both will tie equally busy today. 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Brownsville Bank & Trust Co. : 4 Per Cent Interest on Savings ******** ************************** * JSj Th^iimiiiii i'ni-'in t i..— £ iller Hotel \ * * * * The Largest and Most Modern Hotel * t in South-West Texas 1 * * i ON TO THH GULF ! « .- - * Headquarter* * * 1 »ji i * Brownsville, Texas •a #*«*»** ** * * + T- * + *F ****************** .—.-. K WHEN YOU VISIT BROWNSVILLE STOP cAT : THE HOTEL HOYT | On Adams Street near 12th Street. European Plan Fifty Outside Rooms ' All Thoroughly Renovated and Absolutely Clean. AsNear | Modern as Any Hotel in the City. Rates Per Hay 50c, 75c and $1.00 ****************************** * * * The Pharr Hotel * * * * * * * l cTVline Host-Mr. Linesetter * i* * ^ THE BEST OE SERVICE * I * # % ! I PHARR, TEXAS : * • • * * m *r *************** ****** * * * ****** BRICK-BRICK When content pdlaticg to build your Resilience, Bu»iin««s or Bank Building, specify our brick. We manufacture a high class face brick of a beautiful light grey equal to the best. Oar plant Is up to date. Daily capacity twenty thousand, located three miles north or Brownsville on the main lint* of the Saint Louis Brownsville ft Mexico railroad. Our facilities for laodlng from our private spurs insures prompt sbipm ents. Samples of brick will be sent pro paid upon request. Office Suite 14 New Combe Bldg. Telephone 100. Brownsville. Texas OFFICE J E. JOHNSON LUMBER COM i* ANY Gulf Coast Brick and Tile ompan> MANUFACTURERS OF BRICK £ F. JOHNSON. Manager SAN CARLOS HOTEL One Block from St. L#.f B. tit M. Depot RATES $2.00 PER. DAY Brownsville, • - - Texas BEAMS. CHANNELS. _; JESSES. T^twT.I.uon wo««s STEEL B CAST COLUMNS, 8 HOUSTON, TE\AS. TRUSS£ S. GIRDERS, I: CT. _^_TT '_^ PROMPT SHIPMENTS. ^-- ' J i / FRONT! I LUMBER CO. , '"’ •" ".. < i m THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK f > J | of Brownsville, Texas !;: United States Depository i: | Capital $100,000.00 Surplus and Undivided ji Profits $115,000.00 jj A AAA AA^A A.,**.**, «,AA AAAA ..A A A A „, , » A £ A A .* & b ^ — -- - t-- !fTr| MERCHANTS NATIONAL BANK BROWNSVILLE. TEXAS ) Capital and Surplus, $209,000.00 "" • .. ■— • ■ .. 1 " '■ 1 1 11 ' ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft *1* ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft: ft ft ft * i* * ft ft ft ft t* i. ill * j ft » THERE ARE TWn • l Things (hit hsvent increased in price in Brownsville during Ihc Issl seven years + Cottage Stamps and Ice. The United • x Stales Government makes the former. The People’s Ice Company * ft ft + the latter. Both are reliable Pirms. * ft * ft ft ft ft <: ft ft ft % « ft ft ft * ft * • ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft' V ft ft ft ft ft. ft ft ft ft ft ft ft' ft ft umber, shingles PHONE NATIONAL LUMBER LATH, CEMENT. LIME l0n „„r„JO doors IN3 windows 190 GREOSOTING CO. .. ■....- .... .*.*.•—.*'. .an.if,!.... E. F Johnson Lumber Co 9L Cnarlea and Beit Line Railroad Phone Connections If y » r home, fence, or outbuildings need a few pieces of IJJMoEk for repairs telephone us, you will find that how ever small your order may be you will get prompt delivery and lowest market price for good materi#* We wish to impress on the public that l No Order is to Small for Attention and Appreciat .—.... » ............. ....—.. Fire Insurance Joyce R. Wood Phone 100 Combe Building. Over How^e Furniture Company BOTICA DE MATAMOROS Isauro Moya.—Prep. Mexican Cifara. POST CARDS. Opal*. Straw Hata. Drawn. Feather. Onyx if , Filigree Work. Sandal* and all Kind* of Mexicancia-rioaitica V French Perforate. When in Mitiooro don't fail to call on rat. Sc.uth-w«»* Cor.Main I !*, I dhisSe VK**rateVtM0KmAQl AND C0MWS8I0H LOUIS IVOWalSKIl^r In Fern. Oata, Chapa, Bran and Hay, (Vimnt, Lime, Fire Brick, etc. Box 135; Phone 45, Browne* ville, Texas. ^ .