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**rtln J. Slattery - - Manager
Optical Organ of Cameron County
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Consolidated In 1893 with the Dally
Cosmopolitan, which was publish
ed in Brownsville for l« years
Terra* of Subacription
Dally — Published every morning
except Sunday, by mall postpaid to
any point in the United flutes, Mex.
ico or Cuba, or delivered by carrier
to any part of the city, West
Brownsville, Texaa, or Matamoros,
Mexico.
One copy, one year.$6 00
One copy, alx months.... 3 00
Entered at the Poatofflce at Browns
ville, Texas, as Second Class Mail
Matter. j 1
FRIDAY* ‘f’EHRUARY 2- 1812
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DO WE NEED FIRE PROTECTION ?
Judging by the blessed immunity
from disaster which Providence has
granted' to Brownsville up to the
present time, one might almost be
tempted to think that the town is in
no particular need of protection
from fire.
But the truth came home to our
people Wednesday night when they
»*w the fierce, red flames leaping
gleefully into the air as they de
voured the Garcia property on 12th
street. In cold fear they watched,
j feallilng that the puny efforts of . ur
makn-iU lieve Hr* fignting depart
ment would be absolutely urelesa if
the wind should suddenly h.* whip
ped into a gale. They knew the. all
that part of the town lying to the
northwest of the Garcia brilding
probs*.y w. old be wiped out b\ tne
flames if fanned by even a moderate
9 III t God was good to the tov it
«|tKe more. The threatening disas
ter dig got. happen, it seemed airiest
mtaaeukm* that the flames were
confined to so small an area, when
hardly unythinit could be done, be
yond penring a few buckets of water
on Jfh*' j^djoinlng building, o pre
vent ldieir spreading,
"however, real ire that
/itch miracles cannot be depended
J upon to happen every time. They
/ dread the great fire disaster which
' the town *• actually inviting by its
almost total unpreparedness to fight
fire.
Something must be doae for pro
tection of the town, and it» people
from the fire fiend. The citizens are
aroused. They are determined that
something shall be done.
Naturally, tbe city government is
I >oked to to provide such equipment
as is needed and also to see that such
service as it is in a position to guar
antee shall be provided for fire fight
ing.
In the matter of equipment,perhaps
thy city government has done all it
can under its present condition. In
this respect, the situation is not so
bad. With the fine luok and ladder
truck, chemical extinguisher and
feet of fire hose which we
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-have, we are perhaps as well off as
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many other towns of this size. If
two teams of good horses or mules
were provided to haul the fire wa
gons at the first note of alarm, a
fire marshal and perhaps two train
ed firemen employed, the situation
would be comparatively safe. Tbe
mayor is entirely correc- in urging
that these be provided for. They are
absolutely essential, in order to af
ford proper protection. The decrease
in fire insurance premiums which
would result If the city were so
protected would probably cover the
Increased tax necessary on account
of it.
The method of conducting our fire
department, however, might he very
greatly Improved upon, even with
the equipment which we possess al
ready. We have a chemical engine.!
guaranteed to extinguish almost any
fire at\an early stage, but up to date*
this explosive piece of machinery
has served only as an ornament In a,
I
•p ^ ^ ^^ ^ m w—[ 'i
parade or two. tfld, ao far as The
Herald knows, at not been Instru
mental In putting out a single fire,
although we hWve bad a number of
opportunities to use it. Wednesday
night th,. machine formed a very ef
fective ornament of the fire envi
ronment, it Is true, but was not put
to any use whatever. Again, the
low pressure of (be wter Wednesday
night rendered the efforts of the
hose men absolutely useless. With
only 40 pounds pressure, the hose
fatled to throw a stream that would
reach anywhere near the fire. It
would seem that* greater .pressure
should Ik* maintained at night. In
any event, some quicker means of se
curing an increased pressure should
he put into effect immediately. Wed
nesday night, the city water and
light plant received n> order to in
crease the pressure until some time
after the fire alarm was given. If
thp telephone service is responsible
for the delay, the city should see
that the company gives us belter
service. If the officials at the city
plant were to blame, they should be
required to better hereafter. The
clumsy management of the entire
business Wednesday night. which
might have resulted in a disastrous
conflagration has disgusted nir citi
zens. besides causing them to fee!
seriously alarmed at the situation
it is apparent that some remedial
steps might be taken, so that we
could use such faiclities as we have
at command now to much better ad
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vantage than at present.
In the absence of a paid fire de
partment, we should build up a vol
unteer service which will be effec
tive, but whatever Is done should be
done at once. Thp imminent dan
ger of losses by fire should arouse
our citizens to prompt and vigorous
action.
NOW FOR THE TOURIST HOTEL.
Now that the poll tax fever is
over, let Brownsville get to work in
dead earnest on the hotel proposi
tion Of course, it is bound to be
a success, but we must not allow it
to lag. Xj town could afford to ap
pear indifferent even for a moment
to such a magnificent proposition as
that made by B. F Yoakum. With
$100,000 assured by him, the mo
ment Brownsville raises an oqual
amount, our citizens should take
hold of the project with the greatest
enthusiasm.
Today being ground hog day. the
“Whether Man" will have an oppor
tunity to learn what kind of atmos
pheric conditions to predict for the
next six weeks—that is, of course, if
he can get in touch with the ground
hog.
.J" .J-J -y1
More trouble for President Made-,
ro. Verily, the wav of the new re-1
gim(, in our sitser republic has been
rough and stormy so far.
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GUY NEWS
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The train ‘I11** to arrive here at
12:30 p. m. did not get here until
2:10 yesterday at'ternom. There
was an unusually long train out of
Houston, comprising several empty
Wells Fargo express cars. which
caused the delay.
Self I up lire Club.
The regular meeting of the Self
Culture Club was held Jan. 21th. at 1
the home of Mra. M. C. Craig.
Act III. scenes III and IV of the i
Merchant of Venice was read and dis- |
fused bv the members of the club, j
It was derided that the club should !
meet every Wednesday afternoon at J
study of the year and the next to
studp of the year and the next to
transacting any business of the club
which will be preceded by a social
half hour during which the hostess
will serve tea and cake.
On January Slat, the business
meeting of the club was held with 11
Mm Craig, after the transacting of ,
business, a parliamentary drill was
given and Mrs Crat* gave a short
talk on psychology.
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I'XDKII BOXI) OX
CHARGE OF FORGERY. j
J. M. Ripley, who was arrested
Saturday by P. D. Haley on a charge
of fongery. was brought before Jus
tice of the Peace Gavito yesterday, j
and. upon waiving examination, was ,
placed under two bonds, one for $2*i0 I
and one for 1200. As the accused
was unable to give bond, he was re-1
uanded to the county jail. M is
charged that Riley forged the name
>f A. J. Roetzel, bookkeeper at the
San Benito sugar milt to two checks
one for 125 and the other for |35.
After Riiey had been arrested he
made a signed confession of his guilt,
which is in the hands of Mr. Haley.
I XTBRRgTIXU i.U TtKKS
AT Pi'BUC M H(N)L
The pupils in the high school and
in the seventh and eigth grades ;
Wednesday morning listened to two j
very interesting lectures.
The first of these lectures was ■
that of the Rev. Percy Silver, who ,
addressed the school for a f mweun j
addressed the srhoo! for a few min
utes on ‘’General Principle*.”
The second was an account of!
some very Interesting ei;*erienees In
Alaska told by Miss Killdaur of ('hi
rago. who is visiting Miss Knowles
Miss K llldatir accompanied a botan
ical expedition int o Alaska a few
years ago. 1
iJITY PURCHASES
200 WATER METERS.
Consumers Hereafter Will Have X?
Will Hav* to Pay For Amount of
Water Which They Use.
The city yesterday cl .sod a eon
ract for water meters, which
will be installed in the near future.
The Standard Water Meter Company
of Brooklyn. N. J., Is the vendor. Its
representative, G. K Garrison, who
is in the city, closed the contract
wi ll the city. Mayor Kowalski.
Superintendent Stobart of the wafer
and light plant, ami the member*
of the water and light committee
represented the city In the transac
tion The co*t of the meters and
meter boxes will be about 92,f$0.
They are to be shipped at once, and
installed a* quickly as possible
This mov will probably put a
atop to the present great ware of
water by consumers, who will have
to pay for just what they use when
the meters are installed.
HERE ON IMPORTANT MISSION
Rev. Father Salas Formerly of Mata
moros- Now of Du'ango.
Rev. Father Vine nte Salas. for
merly pastor 'f the Catholic church
of Mat amor s, but now located at
Durango, is in Brownsville on a short
visit. He is accompanied by Angel
la Torre, a p.*o,nJiien|. ciDt-Mt of
Durango. Fatfer Salas and Mr. de
la Torre are engaged in the impor
tant work of establishing a great
college at Durango, to l*e known as
the Saleehino College, and their vis
it here is for the purpose of effecting
plans wh • eby the enterprise may bo
financed.
To a Herald reporter yesterday.
Father Salas said that the Saleeiann
Colley is to <o»t several hundred
thousand dollars, and has been most
liberally endowed by a very large
bequest of Hand in Mexico. He is
very enthu la-;ic over the greatt edit
rational institution which he wii
Father Salas and Mr. de la Torre
are guests a’ the San Carlos hotel
They will be here several days longer
establish.
PAVING COMPANY READY
TO PAVE CP*Y STREETS
As Scon As City Is Ready for th«
Work
J. M. Dwor, the local representa
tive of the National CreosMtlng
Block Company, which has contract
'd to pave the streets, yesterday In
formed a Herald reporter that the
company is ready to coin me n< e work
»* soon as the city is ready.
Mr. Dwyer said that, a) h ugh he
lid not know exactly how many
men the company intended to em
ploy. he is under the Impression
hat between 100 and 200 men will
>e necessary. If they are not de
ayed on account of delay in get ling
material on the grounds, the rompa
iy figure* on cmipleting the Job in
ibout ninety days.
S. A. Robertson, who owns the
It reel err franchise, ha* stated that
»e i* ready also to resume work as
toon as the paving work in in such a
•onditinn that the iwj enterprise*
will not conflict.
The city expects to b,» ready for
lie paving Just a* soon as the new
sater main* are laid. This work the
rantractor. Mr, DcBrtiln, expert* to
?ush as uuickly as possible in the
town-town district, in order to
eavp the coast clear for the paving,
ind it is expected that this will b#
nside of a very short time.
COMPLIMENTARY LEAP
YEA» DANCE
fiu Saunder* Honor Gn'its at TWo
Elegant Entertainments.
Mias Francis Saunders, the much
eted guest of the Miss Celaya. was
tgaiu honored Wednesdaynight by
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voiirliome, foil If flier m/ioii/iI, flier irciiil«l «**ef n//
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of rlioM- win* /oelw I lie f*fol*le iil’ftT fl*e l*or*«e !■*
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I’Iix* nn«l huaglnvy, hut from vonr oirn i*xfri»v
ntfiinec*. If \t 11/ Ik* S.11*15 in onr hunk.
lit* 1 Of.’ff hanking with I.S.
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Fifty Outside Rooms
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BRICK-BRICK!
When contcmpdlating to build your Residence, Duaineus or Rani
Building, specify o»r brick.
Our plant Is up to date. Da'ly capacity twenty thousand, located
three miles north of Brownsville on the main line of th«* t> Jnt lamf*
Brownsville £ Mexico railroad. Our facilities for landing from our
private spurs insures prompt shipments.
Samples of brick will be sent pre paid upon request.
Office Suite 14 New Combe Bldg. Telephone loo. Brownsville, Texas
, OFFICE J. E. JOHNSON LUMBER COMPANY
Gulf Coast Brick and Tile ompan)
MANUFACTURERS OF BRICK
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THE FIRST NATIONAL SI
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of Brownsville, Texas ::
United States Depository ::
Capital $100,000.00
SURPLUS AND UNDIVIDED PROITTS $115,000,000 I i
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MERCHANTS NATIONAL BANK
BROWNSVILLE. TEXAS
Capital and Surplus. 5209,000.00
LOMBER, SHINGLES NATIONAL LUMBER
UTH. CEMENT. UK AND
POORS ANDWIHDDWS CRE0S0TIH6 CO,
E. F. Johnson Lumber Co
ill. Cnarlea and Halt Lina Railroad Pbooa Connection*
If your home, fence, or outbuildings need a few pieces of
LUWtiER for repairs telephone us. you will find that how*
ever small your order may be you w ill get prompt delivery
and lowest market price for good material. We wish to
impress on the public that
No Order is to Small for Our Best Attention
and Appreciation.
Fire Insurance
Joyce R. Wood
Fhone 100 Combe Hutiuftig, Over Mowsc fttruilure lompiti)
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1500 . 1500
SEATS SEATS
15C 15C
COMING
MONDAY FEB. 5th
GRAND! STOCK CO.
Featuring
LILLIAN LEIGH_
Opening Play
“Slaves of Russia”
4 Act Comedy Drama
All new plays. Vaudeville Artists. Enlarged
Show Accounts tor Increase in Admission. Big,
New, Waterproof Tent. This Show will open in
BROWNSVILLE
lAT the old stano
Don’t forget the Band Concert at 4 o’clock.
150 1500
SEATS SEATS
15C 15C
Kingsville, Tex Jan. 29, 1911.
To Whom It May Concern:
We beg to say that the (irandi Stock Company has been
in our city playing a two weeks* stand and the performances
we have seen have boss • f a high order and the company la
altogetihcr clemn and worthy of patronage.
They carry one of the beat bands carried by any travel
ing organisation in the state and the public baa greatly en
joyed their dally street concerts, as well as the music furnish
ed by their orchestra. Yours truly,
UBN. T. LAW, Mayor, Kingsville, Texas.
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