Brownsville Herald Publishing Co.
Mrs. Je?se Wheeler . Editor
Martin J. Slattery.Manager
Official Organ of Cameron County
Consolidated In 1893 with the Dally
Cosmopolitan, which was pub
lished in Brownsville for 16 year*.
Terms of Subscription
• Dally—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, one year 16.00; six months
$3 00; one month 50 cents.
Entered at the Postofflce at Browns
ville Texas, as Second Clas* Mail
FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 6, 1912
IRRIGATION LAW VALID.
According to information received
in Brownsville yesterday, the irri
gation law, under which bonds were
Issued for the Union Irrigation Dis
trict of this county, lias been held
valid by the attorney general, and
the bonds for the district have been
approved. Coming after 'he very
discouraging new- sent out from
Austin recently to the effect that
the state Irrigation law was not
yalid, owing to the fact that the law
^provides for a four year term for ir
rigation commissioners, whereas the
Texas constitution prohibits a term
longer than two years for state of
ficials, this news is indeed most wel
To our friends of the Raymond
ville-Lyford section, who have al
N ready spent so much money, and who
had so cheerfully agreed to tax
■themselves to pay for the heavy bond
Issue voted for the construction of
the big irrigation system which they
^ proposed to build, it brings renewed
It appears that the first opinion
was erroneous. Judge Jas. B. Wells,
representing the Union district, went
to;Austin for the expres- purpose of
placing the matter before the attor
ney general and securing the latter's
approval of the bond issue. He has
succeeded in obtaining a favorable
opinion upon *he law, with the de
sired sanction of the Union Irriga
tion district bond Issue.
Our Raymondville and Lyford
friends have the Herald's heartiest
congratulations. They have fought
a brave tight and tilings are coming
their way at last.
The Taft electors may get on the
KQgM^kl ballot in California by peti
X Cl in V It'll ’ 11.1 ' ' ' '!'!'•.! '
9BMBv^ ;s if.-ally t-> have a i lean up
I^HkSof’ words hui n.) parsnip
|S|fljfr, manv words . larifv no h \ .Irani
|^|n,,ne,„ will l leu oiu’h I > t ■!*.*>
BB^Bhc ir ru the electoral
H^Bte of Vermont.
■iuniv should have a stock law, and
||||K’ht n se.oiled, the law should he .11
' The International golf champion
ship is something of a lightning
change proposition. When last
heard from it wa- in Chicago.
It is said that the British for
eign office is beginning to regret the
tone of the “Yankoe-perfidy” editor
ials in the Rngli-h newspapers.
The patters are announcing a bat
tle next week between Trucy Aubert
and the rebels near Ojlnaga. Which
leads to the inquiry. Do the rebels
read the papers?
The democratic vote in Vermont
i* the largest since 1880. Far above
normal, in fact. It is no trouble at
all to see that the bull moose move
ment is not hurting the democrats.
It is rather unfortunate for the
president that in this crisis of his
affairs he should be crippled in one
of his feet No man can hope to
run for president suceiifully iu' a
ANOTHER PROPHETIC STRAW.
The offer of the Missouri repub
licans to comprise with Roosevelt,
giving him the electoral vote if he
would not put a bull moose ticket
in the field, is another straw which
indicates the direction of the wind.
It means that the republicans in
that state realize that the new
Roosevelt party threatens defeat for
them. In other words, it means that j
a united democracy will confront a ,
divided republican party. That is.
why they made the offer. We know
they made it because the Colonel
says they did.
Snow is reported in the West, near
Carson City. Also in the hast near ,
Chautauqua lake. Winter appears to
be approaching from two directions.
Still either place is a long, long dis
tance from Brownsville.
The Trans-Mis-ippi congress rec
ommends Americans to see America
first. One of the first places that
ought to be seen is the City of
Brownsville and the country thereto
The rebels are still raiding a few
ranches on the American side of the
international boundary. Well, the
boundary line is a long one, and per
haps it is not easy to patrol it thor
oughly—but why not put a few
Texas rangers on the job?
Brownsville’s business men and
the farmers are getting together, and
a mutual benefit is bound to re-ult.
The business men need the farmers,
and the farmers need the business
men. Let all pull together, and all
will be well for both town and
Colonel Roosevelt now demands a
speedy downward revision of the
Payne-Aldrich tariff law. Which
teaches us that a wary old soldier
like the Colonel can be driven out
Into the open some’imes. The ex
pression comes a little late, but per
haps the Colonel believes it is not
Storms do not appear to Jtave any
objection to hitting twice in the
-ante place, as some of the unfor
tunate people in Pennsylvania have
reason to know. Following the big
storm of a few days ago came an
other which did a great deal of dam
age, though confined to a more lim
| ited area.
It is estimated that there will be
half a barrel of apples produced for
every person in the United States
this fall or, a' least, the crop will
amount to that much. No doubt,
however, it will be just the same old
J story—most of us will get very few
apples, while the rich fellows will
get the lion’s “hare.
There were no less titan nine
Smiths in the last congress. One
beauty about being a Smith in con
gress is that members of tHat name
usually have the distinction of hav
ing their state named in connection
with their names whenever they are
mentioned. They are generally
known as Mr. Smith of such-and
such a state.
Ur. Rudolph Wegschneider of
Austria, declares that American
chemists have accomplished as much
in one hundred years as European
chemists have in two thousand.
Thank you, doctor. While we have
always had a rather good opinion of
ourselves as chemists, we are glad
to have it confirmed by a competent
tti ni'-s from the other-side of the
Nova Scotian Fisheries.
During ten days in August Nova
Scotia fi-hermon caught 1000 sword
fish; one vessell brought in 5 ton4.
As a consequence the market was
glutted, and some sales, it is re
ported, were made a4 lov as 2 cents
The North Atlanta Fisheries.
Ltd., authorized capital $1,000,000,
is the new local industrial flotation;
it succeedes the Halifax!cold Storage
Co., which on a capitalization of
$250,000 last year earned $25,155.
Consular and Trade/Report.
Mr4. Tinkle—Thev#4ay that Mrs.
Neaurlch is becoming more ‘ proper
every day. J
Mrs. Dimple—Mrs, indeed; you
should have seen thow mortified she
was awhile ago /when she learned
that her husbaijil owned common
stock in a railpbad.—Satire.
Europe's largest stalactite cave
has been di4covered in tfye Dachstein
mountain in Austria.
"SIMPLY MUST GET i
Congressman Garner Writes Mr. Co
bol»ni on Our Deep Water Project.
Riche Will Examine Thoroughly.
A letter just received by The Her
ald from L. Coboliiii, chairman of
the deep water committee of the
Brownsville Waterways Association,
brings information that Congress
man John N. Garner expects to visit
Brownsville soon to look into the j
matter of deep water at Brazos
Island, as well as que-tions concern
ing Fort Brown and other matters.
Mr. Cobolini quotes Mr. Garner !
as saying, regarding the new inves
tigation of our deep water po-sibili
ties. a- ordered by congress:
“You know what it will mean
if we fail to secure a favorable
report this time, so we simply
must get it.
‘1 hope to get down to
Brownsville some time soon to
go over the matter of deep w'a
tcr at Brazos Island, a* well as
many questions concerning
Fort Borwn and other matters
concerning which 1 want to talk
with the citizens.”
Mr. Cobolini adds that when Col.
Riche vi-its our section, we must
u e every effort to impress upon him !
the urgent necessity that the Brazos
Santiago harbor shall be recom
mended in November, as. if we fail
to secure a favorable report this
time, deep water at Brazos w'ill not
be remrrected for two or four years.
“I hope that Brownsville and
Lower iRo Grande Valley people
will realize the importance of this.
1 am convinced that we will win.
The most important feature now is
to obtain unity of action. If unity
of action is not obtained, the results
will not materialize.
“The opportunity is bright.
Brownsville has the constructive
statesmanship and a prosperous
country to back her for a figh: to
“On my return, I will submit Col.
Riche's views and will sugge-t what
will be necessary for us to do when
the colonel visits Brownsville and
the Lower Rio Grande Valley.
“Col. Riche will be In Brownsvile
between Oct. 1 and 15. He states
that he wil examine the proposition
from the bottom up.
“It is for cur citizens who have
some idea of patriotism to unite and
act together, and in my opinion, the
j battle for a Greater Brownsville and
.Lower iRo Grande prosperity is close
“Deep water at Brazos can not
help one part of the country without
! helping it all.
WHEN IT ALL STARTED.
When Adam met Eve he was bash
ful and shy,
And he stammered and blu’hed every
time *he came night,
Till at last he grew bold and began
to pay court:
(You may put all your trust in this
And he murmured to her on an even
“Your’re the prettiest girl that I
ever have seen—”
And that's how that started.
When Eve, wih a beautiful blush on
Yielded ?hylv and sweetly to Adam's
(You may set all 'this down as an
She inquired, while he breathed all
the fond names on his list:
“Have you said that to all of the
girls you have kissed?”
And that's how that started.
When Adam a‘ked Eve if she would
be his bride.
She looked up and looked down, and
she sighed and she sighed.
And let him take hold of her lily
(This is history now, as you must
Then -he said, in a voioe that was
“I must take time to htink. ’Tis so
sudden, you know."
And tTTat’s that started.
When they had been married a few
year’ or so.
Then Adam told Eve: “we are in
vited to go
To a dinner and dance with some
friends down in Nod.’’
(This is truly authentic, although It
Eve replied with a sad and sorrowful
"I can’t go. Don’t you see I have
nothing to wear?"
And that’s how that started.
—Wilbur D. Nesbit in Life.
Cotton Gin Report.
The Planters cotton gin, for the
week ending yesterday, had ginned
105 bales. The total for the season
is 667 bales.
The meeting between the farmers ;
of the Brownsvilel canal system and
the members of the Chamber of
Commerce resulted yesterday after
noon in a committee being apointed
to investigate the present situation
on the canal, in order to see what
ran be done to provide the farmers
with water. Four farmers and a
business man of Brownsville con- :
stitute the committee and they will !
meet today at one o’clock to work
on the matter. They are George
Federolf, A. X. Tandy, Col. D. P. i
Gay, Fred Rusterberg, and W. E.
It was brought before the meeting
that the sale of the system of the
Brownsville Irrigation Co. will take
place on Oct. 1. at Houston, and if
anything *is to be done it must be
done at once. The suggestion for
the appointment of the committee
was made by Judge W. E. Hawkins,
who stated that they should investi
gate the entire subject under con
sideration, and advise and submit
some *an which in their judgment
would prove best.
Col. D. P. Hay stated that he had
direct information that the trust
company that holds the indebted
ness against the irrigation company,
will positively sell the canal and all
rights. The law, he said, would not
permit the trust company to operate
it, and they intend to sell the system,
I piece-meal if need be, to get tlieir
money out of it.
R. C. Wharton, who represented
the Ohio & Texac sugar mill, stated
that the company had very little idle
land, and that they were the largest
i individual timers of water on the
'system. Mr. Wharton went into the
history of the system, and called at
tention to some of its defects. He
said that the system had to be sold
under the hammer to rid itself of a
lot of bad contracts handed down to
it by the former company.
Mr. Wharton stated that his peo
ple would be glad to subscribe a tax
for the upkeep of a canal system, and
that such a system would have to
be kept up by a tax on all the land,
cultiva'ed or uncultivated. He al-o
I suggested a rental for the amount
| of water used. He was of the opin
| ion that it would prove best for the
company to be sold under the ham
mer, and then reorganized upon a
I different working basis.
Judge Hawkins, in making his
j motion for the appointment of a
j committee, sugge-ted that the com
mittee employ a lawyer, and that
! the expenses of the committee be
borne, one-half by the farmers and
one-half by the Chamber of Com
merce. His mo-ion was carried
without dissent, and the committee
was then appointed by President J.
R. Scott of the Chamber of Com
merce. That all present were will
j ing to pay an annual water tax on
'all their lands, was evidenced when
I Col. Gay moved that every farmer
stand up and show his willingness
to do so.
It wac suggested that an irriga
tion district be formed, and an elec
tion held to vote bonds for the pur
pose of buying the present system or
constructing a new one.
All suggestions made during the
meeting will be considered by the
W. S. Black-hoar, speaking as a
farmer, and a citizen of Brownsville,
'stated that he had heard criticisms
of the indifference of the business
men of the city to the farmers. He
said that “what’s every man’s bu>i
ness is nobody’s bu-iness,’ but that
he had talked to merchants, bank
er? and others, and had never seen
people more willing to come to the
aid of formers when they were in
i need. The farmers offered a vote of
' rhanks to the buHness men for the
interest they have taken in the mat
■ 1 1 11 yj
SCHOOL BEGINS MONDAY.
Soon there will be mad rushes in
each household. Soon every little
! boy and girl will be pe*tering mother
with “Mama, where’s my pencil?”
Mama, where’s my satchel?” And
i to a thousand and one questions will
i the mother in each household be re
quired to give her most careful at
tention after Monday morning.
For on Monday morning school
| open*. No more races to the swim
; ming hole, no more will doll house*
: be constructed in the back yard. The
'dolls go back to :he closet In the
I house, and the swimming hole of the
summer that has gone is only a dream
of the far distant pa t. Yea. there
is the next summer to look forward
to but, you know, that is so far away,
and just think of the long day* that
Monday, September 9, la the day,
and the teachers have prepared
themselves for nine months of careful
coaching and training of young
minds that sometimes will and some
REVISION OF RULING
ON SUNDAY MAILS
Mail for Newspaper* and Hotels and
Daily Paper* Received Sundays
Distributed to Lock Boxes.
The ruling affecting the distribu
tion of mail on Sundays has been
modified to the extent of permitting
mail addressed to newspapers and .
hotels received at first and second
cla-s offices on Sundays and also <
daily newspapers received on that ^
day to be distributed. The latest <
order sent out by the department <
fully explains the matter, as follows: <
Washington, Aug. 30, 1912. <
Sir_From numerous communica
tions received at the department
there appears to be some misappre
hension among postma-'ters a? re- ,
gards the provision in the post office *
appropriation act for the fiscal years <
ending June 30, 1*13, relating to [
the delivery of m«il on Sunday a’ <
first and second cla-s post offices'
concerning which certain instruc- j
tions were issued by circular letter
dated the 24th instant. This pro
vision as construed by the postmas
ter general does not require that the
lobbies of such offices be closed on
Sunday, but simply that the delivery
of mail to the general public,
through the general delivery, car
rier window- and boxes be discon
tinued. Mail received in time for
distribution into such boxes before
midnight Saturday should be distri
buted to the boxes and be available
to lock box holders on Sunday, as
j The only mail that will be affected
under the po-tmaster general’'- con
struction of the new law’ is that re
ceived at the post office on Sunday
which has hitherto been distributed
to lock boxes, and of this mall that
| intended for newspapers and for
hotel guests, and al-o newspapers
[addressed to newsdealers, should be
distributed to the boxes as hitherto,
i In order to g*ve the provision a
liberal a construction a=> possible the
postmaster general wishes postmas
ters on application to have their em
ployes sort out in emergency cases
on Sunday letters of special import
ance when the office of origin is
[known. This will supplement the
present privilege of having such
mail delivered on Sunday by pur
chasing a special delivery stamp
The purpose of the law is to re
duce as far as practicable the amount
of Sunday labor in post offices. How
ever, the movement of transit mail
and the distribution of mail collect
ed in cities for dispatch to other des
tinations must be continued, and in
order that the early delivery on
Monday may not be delayed mail re
ceived on Sunday for delivery by
rcarrier on Monday morning, as far
las practicable, should be worked
latter midnight on Sunday. Clerks
[when making up direct packages
that will reach first and second class
offices on Sunday should place let
ters addressed to newspapers and
hotels on top of the package immed
iately under the special delivery mat
ter, should there be any, and daily
newspapers published on Sunday
should be kept separate and distinct
from other matter and dispatched in
sacks so labeled as to show their
It is believed that if the sugges
tions herein are carefully observed
with reference to putting up mail
[in the office of origin a satisfactory
distribution can be made in post of
fices on Sunday with even less work
than is now required and without
inconvenience to the public.
E. T. BITSHNELL,
Acting First Assistant Postmaster
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RAILROAD TIME TABLE.
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Between Brownsville and Point
Effective Saturday, May 11, 191*
Days other than Saturday, Sunday
Brownsville Point Isabel
Lv 8:30 a. m. Ar 10:00 a. m.
Ar 6:00 p. ra. Lv 4:30 p. ra.
Lv 11:00 a. m. Ar 12.30 p. ra.
Ar 6:0t p. ra. Lv 4:30 p. ra.
Lv 7:00 p. m. Ar $:30 p. ra.
Ar 8:30 a. m. Lv 7:00 a. m
Lv 11:00 a. m. Ar 12:30 p m.
Ar 9:30 p. m. Lv 8:00 p. ra.
Ar 8:30 a. m. Lv 7r00 a. m.
Lv 11:00 a. m. Ar 12:30 p. m.
Ar 6:00 p. m. Lv 4:30 p ra.
_».■__111 ..L. LL-fe .
J. A. Ottmann
Concrete Walks and All Kinfls of
Cement and Brick Work
RROWNBVUjIiB, - • TELA#.
Burt E. H ink ley
Funeral Director and
FRONTIER LUMBER CO.
• (! ? i t i H ..
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK ;■
of Brownsville, Texas :L
United States Depository
SURPLUS AN# UNDIVIDED PROFITS $511,000,000 i i
THE MODEL LAUNDRY.
We have recently Installed in our 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 miterial, 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.
try US PHONE No. 1
Street car line under construction to Country Club.
INVESTIGATE. , -
J. B. Scott, Gen. Mgr.
When contemplating to build yiur Residence, Huslne** or Bans
B.iildlng, specify our brick.
Our plant is up to date. Dally capacity twenty thousand, located
three miles north of Brownsville on the main line of the Silnt Louis.
Brownsville ft Mexico tailroad. Our facilities for loading from our
private spurs insures prompt shipments.
Samples of brick will be sent prepaid npon request.
Telephone 100, Brownsville, Texas
OFFICE, ALAMO LUMBER CO.
Gulf Coast Brick and Tile Compan
MANUFACTURERS OF BRICK
I- F. JOHNSON, Manager
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; The Miller Hotel * '
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* The Largest and Most Modern Hotel t
* in South-West Texas •
* The Most Southerly Hotel in U. S, *
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* ON TO THE GULF *
*. Wild Wave* ore Saying. #
* Brownsville, Texas. #
Burpee's Surehead, $2.50 per pound. Burpee's Premium Late Flat Dutch,
$1.75 per pound. Burpee's Steins Early Flat Dutch, $3.50 per lb. Bur
pee’s big Boston Lettuce, $1.50 per pound. Burpee’s Stringiest * Green *
Pod Beans, $5.00 per bushel. I also have other cabbage seed, not „
Burpee’s, but grown by one of the most reliable Lon Diand growers.
This seed is absolutely fresh 1912 stock. Danish Ball Head Cabbage,
$2,50 per pound. Surehead Cabbage, $1.75 p^r lb. Mammoth Rock Red
(red cabbage) $2.50 per lb. Henderson's Succession. $2.50 per pound.
Volga or Russian Cabbage, $2.50 per lb. St. Louis Late Market, $2.S§
[RY I WANT ID III THE DAILY HERALD
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