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Brownsville Herald Publishing Co.
Mrs. Jesse O. Wheeler - Editor
Martin J. Slattery - - Manager
Offllcal Organ of Cameron County
Consolidated in 1893 with the Daily
Cosmopolitan, which was publish
ed tn Brownsville for 16 years.
i Terms u* Subscription
Daily — Published every morning
except Sunday, by mail postpaid to
any point in the United States, Mex.
ico or Cuba, or delivered by carrier
to any part of the city, West
Brownsville, Texas, or Matamoros,
Mexico. .
Entered at the Postoffice at Browns
ville, Texas, as Second Class Mail
MONDAY, MARCH 25. 1912.
It is estimated that bad roads cost
American farmers $500,000,000 an
nually in loss of time, trade and
wear and tear of wagons and stock,
and other items which economists
will enumerate. Considering this
enormous loss to the farm interests
of the country, it is quite appropriate
that tlie government should employ
expert road builders to study the
problems of road building and en
deavor through them to assist the
farmers io secure good roads, and
save tin* losses which bad roads are
costing them. The Frisco railroad
system, through the efforts of its
great, head, B. F. Ybakum, has se
cured a corps of these road building
xperts from Uncle Sam, with all
models necessary to demonstrate the
art of good road building, and has
equipped a special Good Roads train
to tour the entire 7,550 miles of the
Frisco system, giving free demons
trations at three hundred and fifty
'Brownsville has the honor V ve
the starting point of this tour,'which
begins here today with the free
stereopticon lectures and demonstra
■tibns of the different methods of
road building.
- sr.Wfl should lioC* fail to avail our
selves of this great opportunity and
show our appreciation of the efforts
of Uncle Sam and the Frisco to help
our town and country.
Remember the hours of these
shows—9 a. m., 2 p. m., and S p. m.,
today, and 9 a. m. tomorrow.
The place—the Frisco Good It 'ads
Special at the St. L. B. & M. Ry.,
passenger station.
Be sure to attend, and induce all
of your farmer friends to attend
them also.
It is largely owing to Louis Cobo
lini's efforts, possibly entirely s;>,
•iliat the agitation for a deep water
way to Brownsville lias l)eon ser
iously considered. Ilis persistency
in urging the successive officers in
charge of the engineer corps of this
district, and his strong representa
tion to our representative at Wash
ing has enabled Mr. Garner to pro
cure an order to have Brazos San
tiago pass resurveyed. And it is un
doubtedly only a question of time
when Brownsville, largely as a result
of the Gob lini influence, will have
a deep water port at her doors.
Mr. Cobolini lias brains. He is a
reader and a thinker. He is a po
litical economist f ability.. Under
his administration the city would re
ceive the benefits of his years of
study of municipal- subjects, and his
well known honesty of purpose and
integrity will assure the tax-payers
that every dollar of the city funds
expended during bis regime will
bring the city a fill dollar's w'orth
of good in return.
Vote for Cobolini and get your
money's worth.
Success to the move of the Na
tional railroad peace movement in
Mexico. As the speakers declared
in Mexico last night, most of the dis
turbance now in Mexico is purely
the work of roving bands of ma
rauders, and it is more of anarchy
‘hail of organized revolution that
‘revails. it is the duty of all pa
triotic Mexican citizens to exer!
themselves to assist in restoring
peace to their country.
“If politics interefers with work.
cut out the work,” appears to be a
popular adage with our city labor
around election time. We wonder
why? ,
/ *
A pr<*nise made under “influence”
has pr<ft?n worthless even to poli
I ticiajF jpt out such methods.
Delegation of National Railroad Fed
eration Urges Mexicans to Strive
to Pacify Republic—Big Parade
Last Night—'Will Organize Guard.
The delegation of railway em
ployes of the National Lines of Mex
ico who are touring the republic
in the interest of peace7“arrived in
Matamoros on their special car about
seven o’clock Saturday night. The
delegation was given a most hearty
welcome, being met at the station by
a number of rurales and about five
hundred people. The envoys were
escorted to the city hail, where the
members of the parity fc|ioke last,
night to a crowded house.
Yesterday afternoon the people of
Matamoros were again favored l»y
addresses from these peace evange
lists. A rostrum was erected iii Hie
street before the ctiy hall. Here the
orators, one by one mounted the plat-|
form and thundered forth their de-1
nunciation of the warring element J
in Mexico, which as they said is
made up of dissatisfied political as- j
pirants, marauders and thieves, who!
are plundering and kiling and |
threatening a reign of ruin and an- j
archy. With fervent patriotic ap
peals they admonished their fellow
countrymen to stand by the present!
Madero government, and implored:
all law abiding and patriotic citi-i
zens to use every means possible to !
preserve peace. They said that at:
all hazards peace mus he attained, i
even though it should require that}
every able-bodied man should
shoulder a carbine and face the com- ’
mon foe.
A large crowd of people was gath
ered around the speakers’" stand.
The best of order prevailed, no shouts
were heard but every speaker was
I enthusiastically applauded by the
clapping of hands. Music by the
band interspersed the speeches, ad
ding to the enthusiasm of the popu
The meeting lasted until about
i dark. At this tirin' a huge torch
light parade occurred. A great num
ber of people formed into line. A
cavalcade of rurales formed the van
I guard of the procession, followed by
political clubs, various unions, prom
inent citizens, and the band, all on
toot. At the last mounted rurales.
dressed in bright yellow jackets and
high crowned sombreros, fell into
line. Torches In line here and
ihi.re lighted u pthe scene and tlv.i(f*
the glare on tlie flaming banners on j
which were inscriptions of peace. To
the onlooker from abroad it not only j
appeared as a patriotic demonstra-j
tion of the people of Matamoros, but!
a peculiarly interesting sight to:
•those who had never seen such be-1
To Organize Volunteer GuarH.
As a result of the patriotic en
thusiasm aroused in Matamors dur
ing t lie past two days, plans are on
foot for the enlistment of a local
guard that wll be armed and in case I
of need used in th, defense of the I
city. It is the intention to start
forming this emergency guard this
The peace delegates who spoke in j
Matamoros last evening were, Al
fredo C’. Garcia, Daniel Gomez, Fran-j
cisco Tamiliar. Enrique Negrete, Es-J
tebar Cordan. Adolfo Galvan, Fran
cisco Fajardo, Rosendo Maury, J. M.
Pescador and Andres Montalvo, all
members of the Federation of the
National Lines of Mexico Railway
Em ployes.
The following citizens of Mata
moros also spoke at the meeting. i
Jose Arose of San Juan College. Juan
Jose Garza, Martin Espinoso, Rafael
Cardenas and Nestor Soto.
The peace messenges will leave
Matamoros this morning touching at
points between here and San Luis
Potosi and from thence they go to
points in the south of the republic.
The annual saving to property
owners in the cost of insurance if
we had an efficient fire department,
would more than pay for the cost
of the department. Why can not
we have one?
Bumping the bumps have ceased
to be popular in Chicago. Their
popularity will also he a thing of
the past on the Brownsville streets.
Nothing like good roads for retain
ing popularity.
The headstones which the ceme
tery rejected have become the head
stones on the corners.
SS-JJ . LJ'.L_■ —»
Many of our street lights burn
dim. What is the matter with the
‘‘lamplighter?” g
J -J.-—!!
Interesting; Account of .First Long
Journey of Representatives of
Good Roads Movement Through
Some of the Older States.
H. F ^Yoakum's groat Interest in
Good Roads chrystallzed at a meet
ing or the Farmers’ Union at Shaw
nee. Oklahoma, at the Oklahoma
stale fair where he said:
"There Is no work more important
than to btiild public roads in such
a manner that they will be perman
ent and ecoro mlcjal in jhaintain
anee, otherwise tho money expended
will he largely wasted.
“The question of improving our
public roads in the most economical
and substantial manner is one to
which I attach much importance.
Their construction for permanency
and economy in maintainance is of
such importance that I extend an
invitation to the president of the
Farmers’ Union and one from each
of the states of Oklahoma, Texas,
Arakansas and Louisiana, compris
ing the southwestern states, to make
a trip for the study of public roads
building through the older states
that have given this question much
thought and cansideration. Massa
chusetts and Connecticut are spend
ing much money in building good
roads. New York, New Jersey, Ohio,
Pennsylvania, Indiana and Illinois
are also at work and making goo.!
headway. Through a careful study
of the methods of building public
highways, their foundation, mater
ials and systems of drainage, which
are the three important factors to
be considered, the members of this
party will acquire a knowledge on
the subject that will be helpful in
their respective states in carrying
on the work of public road improve
Assembling at St. Louis, the party
went to Washington, where they
were entertained by government of
ficials interested in the Go d Roads.
Leaving their private ear at a point
near Washington the party were tak
en for extended automobile rides
through Maryland and the District
of Columbia.
Tliis is but an example' of the
itinerary of tho party which lasted
for three weeks and carried them far
into the New England states where
the finest examples of go d roads in
this country were shown Co them
from train and automobiles.
Upon their re,urn, so Impresed
were the members of the party with
the possibilities of good r ;ads legis
lation in their states with the resudt
that today the Yoakum Good Roads
party can boast of having secured
extensive appropriations for their
state highways similar t) those
whichthey saw on their iOur.”
It is one of this party that the
Frisco has invited to make the tour
over the Frisco system and help in
spreading the gospel i>r Good Roads.
This Good Roads train will be in
charge of government experts on the
subject of Good Roads. The Ixiwer
Rio Grande Valley including
Brownsville, San Benito and Harlin
gen,.. Texas, have organized for the
betterment of the roads and will
have delegates meet the train at
Brownsville March 25. The object
of tiie association is to take the gov
ernment officials over a proposed
route to the Gulf in ordcr'To find
out at what cost a road or boule
vard from Brownsville to tne Gulf
coast could be made. At Riymond
ville and Lyford the Good Roads as
sociation of those towns will bring
up the question of a boulevard to
the bay. These roads will also be
an outlet for fhe farmers situated
•from the railroad to 'bring their
farm products to the nearest rail
road station at the minimum of cost
for hauling.
Enthusiasm all along the route
of the Good Roads train is at the
highest point and large crowds are
assured to attend the lectures and
exhibits. Many of the merchants
are using the Good Roads train L*
advertise their goods in view' of the
crowds that will meet the trains a;
many of the stations. The commer
cial clubs and busines organization'
are working to get the farmers into
the towns on those days in order
that the Good Roads will Tfe shown
to those who know not what the
great questions means.
“Tag—you’re it” d es not appear
to apply to automobiles in Brown.^
ville, as only about half of them are
The darkest liour in any man's
career is that yherein he first
fancies there is ^u. -easier way of
fining a dollar than by squarely
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\j>t as he/p you
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time to listen —
Come in.
When a man is sick he pays a doctor for advice
before he uses it; he does the same with his lawyer. The
banker gives advice cheerfully and free. When you are
in financial difficulties, why not consult us? It is strange
that the banker, whose advice is as cheerful as it is free,
is never sought BEFORE men have risked and lost their
money, but AFTER. If you want some advice or help,
come in; we will welcome you.
Do YOUR hunk ini* with I7S.
We pay 4 jier cent interest on savings nntl itn
nll time tleposits.
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ture. <S'IL tett you. fro vsheAe dt do. It/Ay,
do you knovs, ushen John and dt userc married,
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satisfactory beyond your expecta
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