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Mrs. Jesse O. Wheeler.Editor
Marti:* J. Slattery.Manager
Official Organ of Cameron County.
Terms of Subscription.
Daily—Published every morning ex
cept Sunday, by mail postpaid to any
point in the United States, Mexico or
Cuba or delivered by carrier to any part
|f the city, West Brownsville, Texas, or
llatamoros, Mexico, one year $b.00; six
i months $3.00; one month 50 cents.
Entered at the Postoffice at Browns
ville, Texas, as Second CladSs Mail Mat
What Congressman Garner says in
his letter to Mr. Cobolini, published in
today's Herald, com<*s to us with all the
force of a self-evident proposition. What
ever a man or community desires to ac
complish with the aid of others, must be
supplemented bv some strong personal
effort on the part of the man or coin
munity seeking the favor.
Mr. Garner is willing to help us. lie
is already convinced of the merits of our
deep water project. Vet. as he clearly
explains to us. the dead lift that is to
start the enterprise to moving belongs
to us.
The engineer must be convinced, and
it is outn to convince him.
Congress must Ik* convinced, but un
less we can first satisfy the man whose
business it is to convince congress—
without whose recommendation congress
will not me persuaded we shall tail.
We can not leave this work to Mr.
Garner. That is tin* part of tin* load
we have to carry. The Herald has no
doubt that the people ot the Valley,
working intelligently and with proper
system, are equal to this task. But we
must act a i once.
Col. Riche is expected here in tin* near
future. His visit may decide the fate
of oyr harbor project. It we place tin*
necessary data before him. we undoubt
edly will carry tin* day. Hut it will re
quire hard work and some means to do
this. Conditions have changed since
chairman Cobolini ol the deep water
committee made his report to tin* board
ot engineers at Washington, lb* must
compile new statistics and place the sit
uation as it is today in concrete torm Ik*
for the engineer. Let us give him the
support and assistance needed and do
it at once, that the committee may lx
prepared to convince Col. Riche that
our claims for a deep water port ar.
stronger today than ever.
Trouble is feared in Cuba as an out
come of the general election. It i*
thought that quite a number of people
there will not lie satisfied with the out
come, no matter how the returns may
Which proves that the voters there
have not been enfranchised long enough
to wear their citizenship easily and
gracefully. They can not play the game
with the same nonchsdaiit ease and
grace that so eminently distinguishes
their neighbors in this country, lien
.we have learned that however exciting
the game ot politics may be. while it i'
ill progress, the wise thing is to set lb
out liets. if we lose, and wait calmly for
flic next doid.
For we know that in the meantime
nothng particular is going to happen—
at least nothing that the country can
not survive. Summer and winter, seed
time and harvest, the early ami lattei
rains, will come and go each in its ap
pointed season, and each will do its ap
pointed work.
We easily penvive that things can not
possibly go as well with the country as
they would have gone had wc won tin
victory. Wc also perceive that sooner
or later the other tellow will licgjn t<
make blunders, lieing altogether mi
sound in thier political doctrines. When
the people see the country is going t<
the bow-wows, they will turn the other
crowd out and let us in. Then every
thing will be lovely until the people get
foolish and allow themselves to In* de
luded into turning us out.
We have tin* philosophy wanting
which no people can be tit to govern
themselves—the philosophy which our
fellow' democrats in Cuba must acquire
if they arc to lie successful in their ex
penment in sell government.
We do not start an insurrection if w«
are beaten at the polls. We merely con
test the election, and by the time th*.
case conies to trial the most of us have
forgotten what the eouieflft was about
In this favored land a political cam
paign is for a few weeks and not for
Our Cuban friends have much t«
learn. They are as yet hardly qualified
for the kindergarten el ass of democracy
Between ‘‘Thou shall not steal" am
‘‘Honesty is the liest policy" lies the his
lory of uuiudicted men.
-. . i1
Writing to Louis Cobolini of this city j
on the subject of the plan to secure gov* ’
ernment help in securing deep water at ‘
Brazos Santiago. Congressman John N.^
Garner has something to say that should](
have the immediate and most earnest at- j
tent ion of the jieople ot this Valley. 1
The letter follows: ‘
Washington. I). Oct. 10, 1012.
Hon Louis Cobolini.
Brownsville, Texas.
My Dear -Mr. Cobolini:
You know, of course, my deep interest 1
in securing deep water tor the Browns
ville country, and lhat is my excuse for
again troubling you bv calling your at-j
tention to the great importance of pre
senting to Col. Riche all the arguments
in behalf ot a favorable rejiort on tin
survey lor deep water at Brazos Island.
You and yottr people ought, and do
j know, the merits of that proposition
ilsdfer than i or any one else, therefore
it devolves upon you. and each of you,
! to urge upon Col. lliclic the merits |H*r
| tabling to it.
I beg to urge upon every person inter
ested in tin* Rio Grande Valley the im
portance of securing a favorable report
from Col. Riche, for. as I have often
told you. without a favorable rc*|M>rt
from the engineer its is impossible for
me to accomplish anything, so the des
tiny of your water improvement is
largely in the hands ol your citizens and
the government engineer.
Please urge our friends fo immediate
activity, and take the trouble to keep
me |tested. With best wishes, I am.
Vcrv truly yours,
j Well, for one thing the Texas Univer
sity team wliipjied the Haskell Indians.
However the election may go we can not
be roblted of this great fact.
II Zapata is anything like the sort of
person he is represented to Ik*, his sup
pression should lieeome an international
proposition, by agreement of all the
powers, including Madero.
Cameron county lias eight dogs which
arc* assessed at $220. There are also a
few other dogs which are perhaps rated
at a less sum.
The man \vlu» makes two hills of po
tatoes grow where only one hiH grew
before should have a bonus— it lie lives
in tin- Lower Valley of the Rio Grande.
No. The Herald tan not say how the
word Fskcb is pronounced. Ask the
Servians. They own it at ths time and
have a right to pronounce it either the
way it spells or any other way.
Did somebody say that the Monte
negrin men were rather tazy and shift
• less as compared with their wives? In
that east* tilt* Turk should thank Allah
that the women did not go to war .
Secretary Knox has said that lie will
etire from public life alter March 4.
There can be little doubt o| that. Also
there will be several other statesmen out
of jobs about that season of tin* year.
Really there is no use being too par
ticular. ll the Greeks wish to go home
and light for their native land, why let
them run along. If there is anything
wrong about it we can send our regrets
to the sultan.
Madero will allow the utmost latitude
of opinion among the Mexican editors,
just so they do not find any fault with
Madero. Adverse opinion ot the govern
ment will not be tolerated. Adverse
opinion is getting to be a sore |K>int
a itLi Madero.
Justice looks high for a victim when
it places General Felix Diaz upon the
sacrificial stone in Mexico. The occa
sion appears to demand a sacrifice, how
•vcr. and Diaz, as the would be leader
of what appears to Ik* the most forlorn
Ini|h* iu the entire republic, is the one
w hom Fate has decreed shall fill the de
. . -
! 'Tin* announcement is made that in
i vder t<* prevent the organization of
j ‘ilibustering exjwditions iu this country
• gainst Mexico, tin* president will, if
necessary, declare marital law along
the international border from Los An
geles to San Antonio. Every good
American citizen should say amen to
this proposition. The situation in Mex
ico is Incoming intolerable. It is rain
i*us to the Mexican people anti it is a
perpetual loss and annoyance to Amer
icans. No out* wishes to see the Foiled
States intervene by force of farms, but
our government should suppress, with
an iron hand, any attempt to organize
trouble for our neighbors from this side
of the line.
i -0
Figures are perhaps useful for souk*
’ purposes. but there are times when they
' are not very informing. We read in the
' papers that fifteen thousand Turks have
been killed in Ihe fighting around Kirk
Kilisseh and Adrianople. That is to say
that if the entire population of Browns
1 ville and San Benito, men. women and
children, were suddenly slain, the mini
l>er of dead would approximate the num
ber of men suddenly hurbal into eternity
in a few day’s fighting on one corner of
that wide field in which four nations are
now at death grips among themselves.
There were no seven Mexican gover
lors to persuade Felix Diaz to come out
nul nave the country in any spectacular
vay or by any unusual or doubtful pro
■esses. Whoever jiersuaded him must
■ather regret it by this time. The jxx»r
nan is in a bad way now. and it is quite
■asy to leel sorry for him. llis ease
s a sad one but it has a g<xxl sound
noral—a moral which we can all think
>ut tor ourselves if we will 'give our
ninds to it. Hereafter, if any man ap
»roaches any of us with a proposition
o save the country, let us say unto him.
(Jet thee behind me. governor. Better
ro back of me than to go back on me."
An nteresting pajier might be writ
len on "S<donee as a detective. Tele
[)hone receivers were rigged up under
he desks of the officers of (he Structur
il Ironworkers. The wires were con
veyed to the rooms lielow, where short
hand writers sat at their ease and took
down (he conversations at the secret
The conservatives in the English par
liament complain that they have had no
time to debate the home rule bill. They
have only had fortv-ninc days—just
about half the time they need. One
beauty about the British constitution is
that no one outside of parliament has
to hear or read all or any part of the
discussion. Well. yes. there are the
poor, hard worked newspaper jieople
tor whom the constitution at least pro
vides no exemption.
Waco. Texas. Oct. 2.8.—In a report
submitted to the Texas Welfare Com
mission by Dr. S. I*. Brooks, president of
Baylor University and chairman of ihe
coiuiniltce on education appointed by
the commission to investigate education
al affairs in this state, a strong plea is
made for higher education and for the
advancement and enlargement of Texas
educational institutions into a broader
scope of educational work. "Too long
have Texans dulled themselves to sleep
in contemplation of their great public
school fund, trying to believe that there
was naught for the present generation
to do but to drink at tin* fountain pre
pared by the fathers," says Dr. Brooks'
•Our university might as well take
its place as a world institution, as its
otlicers and prolessors can do. Its
buildings and grounds should be plan
ned on a scale that will attract the best
educational architects of the world. Its
departments should embrace the whole
field of known university knowledge and
be ready to discover and adopt every
method now liid from the mind of man.
Twenty million j ample will la* in Texas
in a few years. Our university should
not only have departments of art, law.
medicine, lalmr. commerce, and engi
neering, but should project a school of
mines and forestry."
Dr. Brooks appeals for a standardiza
tion ot all public and private institu
tions that give the well known college
degree and declares for some wise sys
tem ot compulsory education.
As I was coining out West jj friend
«»f mine, who was a Westerner, said:
••Unveruor. you have lwen tis» polite.
We Western jMople like punch in our
speeches. Now give it to the other fid
low. Don’t spare them.” Hut I tell you
frankly 1 am not interested in hitting
!other people. Why, every man concerned
in this great contest is a pygmy as com-i
pared with the issues. j
What difference does Mr. Taft’s record
make to me? What difference does Mr.
Roosevelt’s career so far make to me?
What difference docs my own character,
what do my ?>wn attainments—what
ever they may Ik*—make in the presence
of these tremendous issues of life? T
tell yon trtdy 1 eatt not afford to think
al*out Mr. Taft or Mr. Roosevelt when
I am thinking shout the fortunes of the
people of the United States. What is
punch in a speech compared with that
immortal vision that the American jm*o
ple once had ot lil»erty anti equality?
What are men as compared with the
standards of righteousness? What is
this generation- when measured by the
standards that will or will not perpet
uate the great policy set up in America?
f.-utu 11 <»,<lr(nc h’x Stf*-rrh at
Ihnnr, CaK <><t. 7. 1912.
Then* seem* to have been a little
honor among the New York thieves, at
least.—ISaUiiHvrv Star, »
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