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Brownsville Herald Publishing Co.
Mrs. Jessie O. Wheeler.Editor
Martin J. Slattery.Manager
Official Organ of Cameron County
Consolidated in 1893 with the Daily
Cosmopolitan, which was pub
lished in Brownsville for 16 years, i
Terms of Subscription
Dally—Published every morning
except Sunday, by mail postpaid to |
any point in the United States, Mex-!
lco or Cuba or delivered by carrier ,
to any part of the city, West |
Brownsville, Texas, or Matamoros,
Mexico, one year $6.00; six months
$3.00; one month 50 cents.
Entered at the PostoITice at Browns
ville Texas, as Second Class Mail
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MONDAY, JULY 15, 1912
The Herald Is authorized to an
nounce C. G. HALLMARK as a can
didate for the office of County School
Superintendent, subject to the ac
tion of the Democratic primaries,
July 27, 1912.
Give the Soutli Texas Gardeners
the glad hand. Let us make them feel
at home.
Wilson is the democrattc nominee
for president am! Brownsville demo
crats are bound to be loyal to the
As noted elsewhere in The Herald,
the Frisco, through Its general pas
senger agent in Texas, (’. W. Strain
Houston, has made a promise to pro
vide a parlor car service on the main
line trains running between Hous
ton and Brownsville, provided it does
not cost the company more than the
business would justify.
It is to be hoped sincerely that the
company may find it possible to es
tablish the proposed service. The
Brownsville road has increased so
rapidly in importance during the
past Yew years that it would appear
as if the company would bo justi
fied in giving its patrons accommo
dations th it equal to the best on any
of the lines in the state.
Brownsville has by tactless blunders
and lack of diplomacy in tin* past,
lost a military post; by slumbering
on her opportunities, lias let a na
tional cemetery and the prospect of
of a national park slip away, and
now has scarcely awakened enough
to realize that another great asset,
the Brownsville Garden is drifting
away into the sargossa of lost oppor
It is well to dream great dreams of
future deep water and other ideal
things, but is it well while dreaming,
to lose the material advantages of
the present?
The Fort Brown abandoned mili
tary reservation contains 355 acres.
Recently about forty acres has been
subdivided for sale as city lots.
The property is desirable for build- ;
ing purposes, more so than that
west of town. What effect will the
sale of forty acres have on develop
ment of less desirable property? Will
it not retard the ad value of such
property values for a couple of years?
If after that time three hundred
acres more *.? thrown on the mar
ket. what will l>e the effect on that
same property?
Why is it not good business, as
well as high civic virtue, for all good
men having property to soil to come!
to the rescue of the South Texas Gar- 1
den and make it a Federal-State in- j
stitution for ever?
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The government of the United J
States is supposed to be a govern- ,
y ment of the people, for the people,
and by the people.
The United States Agricultural De
partment. being a branch of the said i
government should also be controlled
by the same set of ethics.
The following is an extract from an
order issued by Secretary Wilson,
based upon an act approved June
26th, 1912.
July 1, 1912.
Sec. 8. No money appropriated by '
this or any Act shall be expended for
membership fees or dues of any oftl- j
cor or employe*' of the United States
of the District of Columbia in any
society or association or for expenses
of attendance of any person at any
meetiug or convention of members of
any society or association, unless such
fees, dues, or expenses are authoriz
ed to be paid by specific appropria
tions for such purposes or arc pro
vided for in express terms in some
general appropriation."
Hereafter, in conformity with the
foregoing provision, no officer or em
ployee of the Department of Agricul
ture attending any convention or i
meeting of an association of any kind !
will be reimbursed for any expens
es incurred in connection therewith.
In case officers or employees desire
to attend at their own expense so
ciety or association conventions or
meetings which have for their ob
ject the advancement of sciences or
objects otherwise related to the work
of the Department, permission must
be secured in advance from the Sec
retary upon the recommendation <>
the Chief of the Bureau involved.
When such permission is granted by ,
the Secretary the time consumed by I
officers or employees in proceeding to
such conventions or meetings, in at
tendance thereon, and in returning to
their official duties, will be charged
to annual leave, with or without pay,
as the Secretary may direct.
The Washington Post comments
upon the act as follows:
The effect of this provision is to
cripple the educational work that is
being done by the United States gov
ernment. in bringing about success
ful reforms, organizations of citizens
have been most successful in ‘heir
work of agitation. They have planted
the seed for many great improve
The United States government has
always played a large part in this
educational work. The forestry bu
reau, for instance, has sent lecturers
to appear before farmers' granges in
order that the farmer might have
first-hand knowledge of how to meet
[dangers that arise from forest fires.
The various bureaus of the Depart
ment of Agriculture likewise have
sent lecturers to societies agitating
for hotter roads, better farming, bet
breeding, etc., so that those engaged
in the movement might have the ben
efit of expert advice. Agricultural and
industrial schools and meetings of en
gineers and draftsmen have had the
benefit of expert advice from -the gov
Millions of American citizens want
to know what the government is do
ing for them, and thousands of meet
ings of one kind or another have
been addressed in the past by em
ployes of the government who have
aided in solving problems confront
ing the citizens.
Under the provision in the District
act it is impossible for the govern
ment to send out lecturers, no matter
how great the demand from the vari
ous communities. It is impossible to
expect that the employes will pay
their own expenses and surrender
their salary and vacation period in
order to continue the splendid educa
tional work that they have been do
As the Herald sees it the Govern
ment is abusing the trust it accept
ed from the people who placed it in
power. The Government should be
for the people. The people are paying
taxes to support an agricultural de
partment that is supposed to help the
farmer. The people did not create the
department for an ornament to
tin* country , nor to provide
sinecures for its chiefs of bu
reau. They created the department
for the good of the farmer, and tli*'
farmer can, and will see to it that
tin* department makes good.
Tile department has become a se
ries of hide hound, red taped bu
reaucracies o" officialdom governed
by its own politics as a political ma
chine, and its chief officers are ap
parently imbued with the idea that
they are "it and the farmer does
not count.
While farmers are footing the hills,
by what right has their servant the
1> partment of Agriculture, to say to
them "We have made valuable dis
coveries at your expense, hut wo will
not allow them to be personally ex
plained to you at your conventions
where it would do you most good?” j
A political bureaucracy run in this
manner* is not tillin': the purpose for
which if was created.
The farmers should make their in- '
f!Hence felt, through their represent- !
ati\es. and demand that their rights'
be accorded, and that such a pro-!
posterous act tie repeated.
The Government printing office
last year turned out 9,773,424,000 j
postage stamps.
Througa telephone service between j
New York and I»s Angeles is pro- j
mised by November.
The fly has small feet, but a mil- |
lion typhoid fever germs can ride |
on one of them
A rain-barel full of wate?—a
house full of mosquitoes.
If some people were as much >afraid
of fliey as they are of bejt water,
there Kould be less typlujfid fever. :
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to line up with Wall street or the
bosses, but to nominate a progres
sive candidate.”
Mr. Slattery told of some things
in connection with the convention
which appeared in the papers and
of some which did not. particularly
to the proposition of Thomas F. Law
son to Bryan that the latter should
line up with Iloosevelt on a Roose
velt and Bryan ticket, with the un
derstanding that the former should
serve two years and the latter two,
provided the ticket was elected. This
proposition, which was published in
the Baltimore Sun during the con
vention created quite a furor, and
was the subject of general discus
sion at Baltimore.
W. A. Rutledge, when called upon,
said: ‘‘I hope Taft will be beat so had
that the Republicans could not win
again for 10 years. We are going to
the polls this fall and win all the
way from Brownsville to Washing
ton. You can’t be a democrat at one
end and a republican at the other—
the cog won’t work.’
Mr. Rutledge spoke in favor of
team work in local politics and hop
ed that the faetions in city politics
would come to a better understand
ing. He said he had been born a
democrat, and had never and would
never scratch any democratic ticket,
in closing, he said, "Why let little
differences keep us apart? Let's all
go in together and win.”
V. Crixell spoke along lines con
cerning local politics. He said, among
other things, that he had always
been a democrat and never votes any
thing hut the democratic ticket.
I>r. Geo. S. Stell said he was a born
democrat and assured all present of
his abiding faith in democracy. He
mentioned that in the recent pri
mary he went to the polls with the
intention of voting for Wilson. He
I noticed that no one signed their
names as he had done. He laughing
ly remarked that he found the an
swer later.
.1. M. Dwyer expressed his joy at
the Woodrow Wilson victory. Mr.
Rabb had gone to Baltimore to fight
for independence, and, said the
speaker: "My heart heat with joy to
know that Rabb had won for the
Woodrow Wilson club. I am a son of
the Alamo and mv ancestors fought
the same fight years ago.”
In adjourning, Mr. Rabb was over
flowing in his expression of thanks
to his friends, saying that he did not
expect anything so brilliant. Mr. Rut
ledge suggested that it was not half
as much as they would have liked to
have done.
The guests: Frank Rabb, (’has. H.
More, V. Crixell, Chas. Starck, C.
Garza, W. H. Putegnat, C. L. McMan
us, Dr. Geo. S. Stell, D. E. Dickason,
W. A. Rutledge, Col. Gay, W. K.
Mendenhall, Dr. C. H. Thorne, T. Cri
xcll, C. Villareal, Robert Runyan,
J. Crixell, Leopold Ruiz, .1. M Stein.
B. L. Cain, M. J. Slattery and Mas
ter Frank Thayer.
The banquet lasted until about el
even o'clock. It was served in ex
cellent style and reflected much cre
dit upon the Miller hotel. Col. Mc
Clintoek the proprietor personally su
pervised the banquet and received
many compliments upon the service.
Oysters on Half Shell
Bullion Royale
Lattice Potatoes Parisienne
Tartar Sauce
Planked Trout
Sour Wine
Spring Lamb Chops Princess
Mashed Potatoes French Peas
Roman Punch
Tomato Salad Stuffed OHvesfiflffrtfin
Tomato Salad Asparagus Tips
Stuffed Olives
Boston Puff Sabyon Sauce
lee Cream Cike
Salted Almonds Cheese Straws
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The Fan's Foresight.
”1 dont believe you ever did any
thing in your life by way of provi
sion for a rainy day.”
' You're dead wrong there. I al
ways get a rain check for the ball
game.”— Baltimore American.
The Dictionary Maker.
"Who gave all the names to the
flowers, mama?”
"Why, Noah Webster. 1 guesS.' —
Yonkers Statesman.
A new six stand cotton gin with
seventy saws to the stand will he
erected in Lyford next year by R. H.
Deyo * Son. The announcement of
the building of the new gin in time
to take care of the 1913 cotton crop
was Jnaile today by R. F. Deyo who
announced that for this season he
will have a loader and cotton will l>e
loaded direct to the cars. The new gin
is made necessary in order to take
care of their cotton buying busi
ness in which they expect to indulge
heavily and alos because of the in
creased acreage that they know will
be put in cotton next year.
“If we had had time we would have
built the new gin this year,” said R
Devo todav. “As it is we will be
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able to take care of our trade with
the loader and loading the cotton di
rect to the car will be as convenient
to the fanner as unloading it at the
“We hope to run our purchases of
cotton this season up to a high figure. ^
Last year we were the means of i
bringing Soo bales to Lyford and this
season we expect to far exceed that
figure. Another season with a gin
of our own we expo-- to make Lyford
the cotton center of the Union Irri
gation District.
“The new gin that we will build
next year will have all the latest
improvements and appliances. We
will be* equipped to handle the long
staple cotton that the farmers are.
planting and will have the gin equip
ped with gasoline engines so that
it can be started on a minute’s no
tice for even one hale of cotton.
“I have made some trips about the
country and I know positively that
this year's cotton crop is going to be
a very heavy one. With the suc
cess of this year's crop as well as
that of last year and the year be
fore, there in the cotton acreage in
1913. I look to see it more doubled.
We are in the cotton buying busi
ness for good and we propose to be
in shape another year to take care of
our customers in good shape."—Gulf
New Railroad Schedule.
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Without warning and with a sud
denness that nearly takes the breath
of the prospective traveler in this
lsection, the St. Ixmis, Brownsville
j& Mexico railroad has changed its
jtime table somewhat. The numbers
of the trains have also been chang
ed, all being numbered from 101 up.
According to the new table the ear
ly morning train leaves its usual time
4:40 a m. The afternoon train leaves
atv 3:50 instead of 3:40 as before.
No. 101 arrives at 10;50 p. m. as for
merly, but No. 1 03 is scheduled to ar
rive at 11:40 instead of 12:10 noon.
The branch train will leave at
9:45 a. m. instead of 10:15, and will
arrive at 6:00 p. m. instead of 5:30.
The motor car will arrive at 10:
15 a. m. and leave at 3:10 p. m. as
The change became effective Sat
urday at midnight. The Herald pub
lishes the revised schedule in full
this morning.
Smile and never let the sun set
on your troubles.
5t. Louis. Brownsville & Mexico
Main Line.
No. 102 loaves 4:40 p. m.
No. 104 leaves 3:50 p. m.
No. 101 arrives 10:50 p. m.
No. 103 arrives 11:40 a. m.
Branch Line.
No. 122 leaves 0: 15 p. in.
No. 121 arrives 6:00 p. ra.
Motor Car.
To points up the valley.
No. 124 leaves 3:10 p. ra.
No. 123 arrives 10: 15 a. m.
National Line3 of Mexico.
Passenger depot at Matamor>s.
Standard Time.
Monterey & Intermediate Points.
Leave—7:1 6 a. m.
Arrive—7:00 p. in.
Between Brownsville and Foint
Effective Saturday. May 11, 1912.
Days other than Saturday, Sunday
and Monday
Brownsville Point Isabel
Lv 8:30 a. m. Ar 10:00 a. m.
Ar 6:00 p. m. Lv 4:30 a. ra.
11:00 a. m. Ar 12.30 p. m.
Ar 6:00 p. ra. Lv 4:30 p. ra.
Lv 7:00 p. m. Ar 8:30 p. m.
Ar 8:30 a. m. Lv 7:00 a. m.
Lv 11:00 a. m. Ar 12:30 p. ra.
Ar 9:30 p. ra. Lv 8:00 p. m.
Ar 8:30 a. ra. Lv 7:00 a. ra.
Lv 11:00 a. ra. Ar 12:30 p. m.
Ar 6:00 p. in. Lv 4:30 p. m.
Tact is the ability to tell a woman
her lace powder shows without let
ting her know you have noticed it.
A fool is a man who takes a drink
he doesn't want to please a man he
don't like.
Many folks who are inclined to
criticize ‘heir neighbors would do
well to step aside and watch them
selves go by.
Smile if you're thin, laugh if you
're fat—and if you’re neither just
Aim the
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W If If* hot weather, rd- *
‘2 aertiaecool thin**,Mr. 5
ijjt Merchant. When It'a ■
Sj cold, hooat warmth. I
Tou know what people M
j| want; whan thay want c,
g Profit tharehy. Send g
f your copy to-day for
your ad. in thla paper. M
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Capital and Surplus, $209,000.00
One Block from St. L„ B. C& M. Depot
Brownsville, • - • Texas
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Rice Bran, cTWolasses and Feed of All Kinds
1 can take a limited number of ord ers for absolutely pure and reliable
cabbage seed for fall planting. This seed is strictly pure Long Island
grown and Is the cheapest in the lo ng run. I also offer beans, peas,
etc., at lowest prices, quality considered. I have for immediate ship
ment Tomato, Egg Plant and Sweet Pepper seed. If you need any seeds
Place your order now and pay on delivery of the seeds later.
F. T. Philips
San Benito, Te
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of Brownsville, Texas ii
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United States Depository
Capital $100,000.00 j
We have recently installed in onr Cleaning and Pressing department a
‘‘Hoffman Steam Pressing Machine.”
In pressing cloths with this machine, live dry steam is brought, in di
rect contact with the material, the garment is pressed uniformly, set
and sterilized at one operation. Scorching is utterly impossible
This process is more sanitary than the old method and the work is bet
ter. Our operators are skillful and our prices are slightly lower than for
Coat and pants, steamed and pressed $.50.
Coat and pants, cleaned and pressed $1.00
Skirts, steamed and pressed $.50. up.
Other garments in proportion.
B rowns ville
Street car line under construction to Country Club.
J. B. Scott, Gen. Mgr.
Brownsville, Texas
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