=— To You —
The Consumer of Ice
We are manufacturing a high grade pro
duct of absolute purity.
Ice which you can safely use in any way
with the assurance of no risk to your
health* Our ice is made of distilled
* water, which is reboiled and passed
through two filters. We believe it pays to
give the best and solicit your patronage.
THE PRICE 30c AT THE PLANT AND 40c DELIVERED
CONSUMERS ICE AND COLD
L, B. PUENTE, Manager.
F. W. SEABURY
ATTORNEY AT LAW. BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS
Practices in all State and Federal Courts. Specializes in the lnvestiga
tlon and litigation of land titles, and water rights and contracts.
Offices: First Nat’l Bank Bldg. Phone: 315.
101160 AND SIARF! COUNTIES ABSTRACT GO.
Edinburg, Hidalgo County, Texas
JOHN CLOSNF.R JAMKS II. HOWARDS W. H. IBBKTSON
President, Vice Pres, and General M«r. Secretary and rreasurei
Have Abstracts of your land, situated in Hidalgo and Starr Counties, prepared by
this Company. A paid up Capital Stock of $ 10.000
IS YOUR GUARANI EE OF RECEIVING PEJLFECT WORK
GEO. M. PUTEGNAT, Prop,
A full line imported and domestic Perfumery, Fancy
Stationery and Druggist Sundries. Prescriptions a
Specialty. Prompt attention to mail orders, : :
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FRONTIER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
Capital and Surplus, $209,000.00
SAN CARLOS HOTEL
One Block from St. L.t B. £& M. Depot
RATES $2.00 PER. DAY
Brownsville, - - . Texas
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HUDSON, MAXWELL, OAKLAND CARS
FIRESTONE AND GOODRICH TIRES
Hinkley Auto Company
RIO GRANDE CITY, TEXAS
J. R. MONROE j. s. MONROE
Attorney at Law Surveyor and Civil Engines
J. R. MONROE & SON
Land agents and abstractors, llav e complete abstract of lands In Starr !
county; and the part of Hrooks taken from Starr county to the date of
Its organization, Oct. 11. 1911. Also family histories by which we can
trace title to each grant back to or iginal grantees; To complete which
we have complete record of births, marriages and deaths from church
records of Carmargo and Mler, the homes of the original grantee* of these :
grants. Over twenty-nine years in business iu Starr County.
Joyce R. Wood
Phone 100 Combe Building, Over liowse Furniture Company
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Mas . Grain Co.
\ Rice Bran, cAlolasscs and Feed of All Kinds
1215 LEVEE STREET BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS
STEEL 5 CASTU.INTLES,
STEEL $ CAST COLUMNS,
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I The GeUha G*rl—Among -the in
teresting pictures seen at the Ditt
mann theatre last night was a pret
ty Japanese geisha girl’s escapade
with a stranger who had fallen in
love with her, while =he was be
trothed to another. The stranger, to
get her away from her parents, hired
a bandit to kidnap the girl. The
bandit took her to a cave, and fell
in love with her himself, though he
fought it down and finally returned
the girl to her parents.
VOTE FOE TAFT.
In San Antonio—A Dittmann is
now in San Antonio, where he is
showing the Mexican war pictures
for which he has the exclusive right.
Mr. Dittmann has had a great deal
of success with his venture.
Apples—Did vou ever eat apple
butter, apple jelly, apple preserves,
cooked apples or apples raw? Better
bring your sack and get your apples
right now. Apple sale now on, only
per bushel for mixed bulk Ar
kansas apples. Phone your grocer or
(all at apple car, foot of 10th street
by People’s ice factory. These apples
will keep over a month. Tt is your
loss if you do not get your supply of
Paving Material—The paving com
pany is receiving much material for
the paving work now being done and
for that yet to be undertaken on
their present contract. All the ma
terial is being received and unloaded
on sidings in front of the passenger
For Sale—Gentle Spanish mules
and horses. Address P. O. Box 134.
For Street Railway—Several car
loads of steel rails are being un
loaded in West Brownsville for street
railway work. The company already
has 3000 ties on hand, and it is
thought probable that some exten
sion work is to be undertaken soon.
Don’t mi*s the Hallowe’en party
at the Vivier opera house, Wednes
day evening, Oct. 30, from 6 to 9.
A good time promised to everybody.
There will be fortune telling, clip
ping bees, pie-eating contest*, and
all kinds of fun. Special attractions
for the children, be sure to bring
them. We wil have good tamales,
enchiladas, coffee, pies of all kinds
and candies, all home-made. A good
local band will furnish music all!
through the evening. Admission fee
for adults 5 cents; children free.
Hallowe’en Party—0n Thursday
night. Oct, 31, the Ladies Guild of
the Episcopal church will entertain
with a Hallowe’en party at the hall
over Wise and Newman’s store. Re
freshments, games, music, futures
predicted, etc., will help pass the
evening. A general good time is as
sured to all who attend. (Ad.>10-262
Suffered from Poisoning—Mrs. l.
A. Whitney is recovering from a ser
ious illness caused by ptomaine pois
Captain of “Skipper”—Frank La
roche of Point Isabel left for Port
Aransas yesterday afternoon, where
he ha* signed on as captain of the
tug “Skipper,’ now in harbor at Port
A marriage license issued yes
terday at the county clerk’s office
to Julian Oriedo and Carolina Gon
THE NATIONAL MEAT MARKET
Offers to the public and dis
tinguished familie s in particular,
refrigerator and fresh meats of all
kinds, and at reasonable prices
Phone 191.—FRED VILLARREAL.'
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TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.
During the past year I have been
exceedingly crowded with engineer
ing and surveying work and there
have been many times when work
offered me could not be accepted.
Having now secured the services
of a first class competent engineer
and surveyor and having purchased
an additional set of the newest and
best engineering instruments, to
gether with a complete camp outfit,
I am now prepared to PROMPTLY
do any work entrusted to me.
For conveyance I now have two
aufomobiles and with this method of
conveyance can personally superin
tend any work in my charge. Thank
ing my friends for past favors and
confidence imposed in me.
A. W. AMTHOR,
County Surveyor and Drainage En
gineer District No. 1. 10-25-51
MISS BESS GIBSON
At the Office of the Brownsville Land
and Improvement Co.
A MAN IN TIIE MAKING.
MAX SETS THE FASHION. „
MY POSITION IN THE CAMPAIGN.
Last week 1 announced in the Her
ald for County Commissioner of the
3rd Precinct and stated that I would
make further announcement later.
This is it:
Thi; is my first appearance in pol
itics in the county, therefore the
j people, especially the voters, are en
titled to know, before they vote,
what 1 stand for and why 1 stand for
1 was a republican until the panic
of 1893-94; I then studied conditions
and became a democrat. Since '9*»
I have been an ardent Bryan demo
crat. I am neither a “Blue" nor a
“Red" in this campaign.
I do not believe that national pol
itics should be allowed to enter into
the administration of our county af
fairs. I believe that the manage
ment of our county affairs should be
simply “good business."
An acute political situation exists
in Cameron county which should be
corrected by ihe best element in both
i parties combined with the best peo
! pie outside of politics.
| I have consulted with many peo
ple out of politics, and with many in
'politics on both sides of this contro
versy, and 1 believe that a large ma
jority of those in and out of politics
deplore the situation and .truly want,
aye, are over anxious for Political
Peace.; and a strickiy business ad
ministration with no more “fuss and
If elected it will be my earnest en
deavor to aid in bringin about the
desjred condition if possible.
1 believe this can and should be
accomplished. As most human af
fairs are accomplished by “the course
of the least resistance."
I believe that to continue the pres
ent political strife, to continue this
struggle for supremacy between the
Reds and the Blues which has al
ready nearly reached the popping off
point, and may end, God knows
where, is operating by the course of
the GREATEST RESISTANCE and
should he abandoned at the earliest
It is expensive, it is costly. It
costs money, time, frienships, pros
perity. happiness. It causes strife,
bad blood, "BLOOD POISONING,”
and corrupiion. and at "last reports"
all these were increasing.
I believe that “the course of the
least resistance" will he for the vot
ers of the county to scratch the
tickets and to vote for the BEST
PEOPLE on both tickets who are
iiest qualified from the standpoint of
ability, stability and integrity to
give us a business administration.
“Best people' does not mean my
best friends, nor your best friends,
(friendship should no: be the test),
it does not mean the smartest or best
educated, nor the richest, nor the
poorest, nor the “goody goodys.” I
mean by “best people” those people
in both parties who, are in our in
dividual estimation reasonably cap
able and who are reasonably honor
able. and who, aboye all things, are
willing to lay down this partisian
strife and conflict for the sake of
harmony, good government and de
cency. These are for the purpose of
this announcement the “BEST
Let us do this in this campaign
and then let us all work for the next
two years to further this plan.
It may be pertinent here to state,
that the nomination was accepted
with the understanding, with the
gentlemen who called to tender it,
that the foregoing were my views.
In our conversation l said to them:
1 don’t think i am the man you want
for 1 am not a politician, I am not a
Red or a Blue; I am a staunch Bryan
democrat; I expect to scratch the
county ticket liberally: I don’t be
lieve in the party lash. I always
vote for the best man in my judg
ment. If to accept this nomination
means that I must relinquish any of
these rights or convictions, or if ft
means that I am to be considered as
lining up with the party, either for
the present or for the future, then
1 must decline the nomination. I
mugt be free to make my own an
nouncement of my own platform in
my own way as a Free Lance. My
position must not be taken by you as
a reflection on your own party for
these are the only terms upon which
I would accept a nomination on eith
er ticket under the present existing
I know this office means a sacri
fice to whoever is eected; I would
rather pay a goodly sum than to take
it provided we could induce Judge
Spear (Blue) or Jim Landrum (Red)
to take it, and 1 have done every
thing in my power to induce them to
take it, except to offer them the
goodly sum, and I wouldnf dare do
that without I had on a base ball
mask. If you and the people do not
want me with my views, I shall be
plea-ed; if you and the people do
waut me with my views, I shall be
doubly pleased, and if elected I will
serve to the best of my ability. Up
on assurance that all of this was
wholly satisfactory I accepted.
I believe in legitimate expendi
tures for campaign expenses;
I believe that a slush fund is unnec
essary, even on the Lower Rio
Grande; therefore, I believe in pub
licity of campaign contributions be
f°re, durine and after elections.
Each party openbr accuses the
other party of the wrongful use of
money in obtaining votes; and In
confidential talks members of each
party will admit it, and the most de
plorable feature of it is they all are
hones* in thinking it is necesasry.
I have found no man yet who ac
knowledges the slush fund but what
deplores it and this is evidence that
it can be dispensed with if we will
go about it in the, right way. It ia
defended on the ground that “the
end justifies the means;” that there
Is a large class of’illiterate and cor
rupt voters who hare no mind of
their own, who do not know what
they want in politic# and who con
stitute the balance%of power, and
who can be handled only by music,
money and aaeacal.l
It ia argued we are out to WIN
(Continued on Page Four)?
GOOD OUTLOOK FOR
Government Quarantine Against For
• eign Potatoes W*ll H*ve Tendency
t© Increase Price®.
Next year will be an especially
good year for raising Irish potatoes,
if present indications count for any
thing. The quarantine placed by
. the United States government
against importation of foreign po
tatoes will, of course, have a ten
dency to increase the price of the
home grown crop. It takes about
350,000,000 bushels of potatoes to
i supply the American demand, and
i this demand will naturally increase
• from year to year.
The foreign potatoes were quar
antined to prevent the importation
of a very troublesome disease known
as the “Black Potato Canker,” and
it seems a very wise law on the part
'of the government. We have im
; ported too many plant diseases and
injurious insects already. In the
South we have not been troubled
with potato diseases that amount to
anything except two; know’n as late
and early blight. It has been de
monstrated that these can be pre
vented in a large measure, at least,
by spraying with bordeaux mixture.
But they can not be cured with this
spray after once becoming affected
w'ith the disease. The spraying must
commence when the plants are about
six inches high and be continued
every <ten or fourteen days until
they are matured. Many of the
Northern states are adopting this
remedy with great success. For ex
ampJe, the Xew York experiment
station has been making a test for
ten years as to the yield of potatoes
sprayed and those unsprayed. At
Geneva, where the station is located,
six sprayings on one crop, during
the Jen year experiments, increased
the yield 63 bushels per acre; and
three spraying to one crop increased
the yield 22 bushels. In twelve
“Farmers’ Business Experiments,”
including 218 acres, the average
gain due to spraying, was 19 bush
els per acre. The average total ex
pense of spraying was $4.04 per acre
and the average net profit was $4.30
Five volunteer experimenters re
ported gains averaging 68 bushels
per acre. Of course, such large in
crease of yields yould not be ob
tainable on truck crop potatoes, or
on the Triumph variety of potatoes;
because, in the first ‘place, thy are
not allowed to mature, but are
i rushed to market to secure an early
high price, before many of -the po
I tatoes have reached a marketable
condition. In theVsecond place, the
Triumph is not a prolific variety.
Its earliness is really the only tiling
to recommend it.
j Seed potatoes brought into this
state are very commonly affected
I with a troublesome disease known
| as “scab.” This is a bacterial dis
ease, that when once introduced into
the soil is difficult to got rid of.
Therefore, all seed potatoes should
be carefully inspected for “scab,”
and if there is any evidence of the
disease they should be treated with
a formaldehyde solution or a bi
The price of seed potatoes Is likely
to increase from this time on, and
farmers expecting to plant should
*make arrangements early for their
seed. Because the seed when at a
reasonable price even, are the most
expensive part of the crop.
Only one warranty deed was filed
for record in the office of the county
clerk yesterday. It follows:
G. C. Wagner and wife to G. W.
Hyde, 10 acres out of the Concep
cion de Carricitoe grant; price $130®.
Freight receipts at the Brownsville
freight station yesterday included
the following: Two cars of merchan
dise, one car of barley, an automo
bile, one car of horses and mules,
one car of brick, a car of lumber,
and one car of bolts.
THE GREATER LOVE—A splendid
THE GREED OF GOLD—A Pathe
GOODY, GOODY, JONES—Comedy
THE KATZENJAMMER KIDS ride
MATINEE every day from 2 till 5
Mothers need have no fear in send
ing their ch:ldren to the matinees.
Every care will be taken of the lit
Pictures Always FIRST CLASS
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CITATION BY PUBLICATION.
THE STATE OF TEXAS,
To the Sheriff or any Constable of
Cameron County, Greeting: —
You are hereby commanded to
summon W. S. Williams by makiug
publication of this Citation once in
[each week for four successive weeks
previous to the return day hereof,
in some newspaper in your county,
if there be a newspaper published
therein, but if not, then in any news
paper published hi the 28th Judicial
District; but if there be no news
paper published in said Judicial Dis
trict, then in a newspaper published
in the nearest District to said 28th
Judicial TJistrict, to appear at the
next regular term of the District
Court of Cameron county, to be
holden at the Court HousJ thereof,
in Brownsville, Texas, on the fifth
Monday after the second Monday in
October, A. D. 1912, the same being
the 18th day of November, A. D.
1912, then and there to answer a
first amended petition filed in said
Court on the 1st day of Oct., 1912,
in a suit, numbered on the docket of
said Court No. 2309, wherein Gulf
Coast Irrigation Company, a corpora
tion, is plaintiff, and W. S. Williams
is defendant, said petition alleging
that residence of defendant is not
known to plaintiff; that plaintiff
owned in fee, prior to and on Aug. 31
1907, those certain tracts of land de
scribed as follows: Farm Tx)ts No.
11, 12 and 13 in Sec. No. 6, Lyford
Tract, as shown by 4he plat of lands
owned by the Gulf Coast Irrigation
Company, recorded in Book “Q”
pages 120-121 in the office of the
County Clerk of Cameron County;
that on said August 31, 1907, plain
tiff sold said land to defendant and
in part payment took his two vendors
lien, promissory notes for $1,000.00
each besides interest at six per cent,
per annum and providing for ten
per cent interest on past due inter
est, and for ten per cent attorney's
fees; that each of said notes and the
said deed retained a vendor's lien >to
secure payment of said notes; that
said notes are both long past due
and payable, and are owned by plain
tiff, and defendant has paid nothing
on the principal or Interest of either
of said notes, though often demand
ed by plaintiff: that, it becoming
necessary so to do, plaintiff has
placed said notes in the hands of its
attorneys, Hawkins and Pierce, for
collection and has agreed to pay
them the ten per cent attorney's
fees provided for in said notes.
Plaintiff prays for issuance and
service of citation by publication
upon said defendant and, after trial,
that it have judgment for the full
amount due on said notes for prin
cipal, interest, interest on past due
interest, and for attorney’s fees; and
for a foreclosure of the said vendor’s
lien on said land and that said land
be sold under an order of sale to
satisfy said judgment and for a writ
of possession; and for all relief, gen
eral and special, legal and equitable
to which it may be or may become
entitled in the premises.
HEREIN FAIL NOT, but have be
fore said Court, at its aforesaid next
regular term, this writ, with your
return thereon, showing how you
have executed the same.
WITNESS, Louis Kowalski, Clerk
of the District Court of Carneron
Given under my hand and the Seal
of said Court, at office in Browns
ville, Texas, this the 4th day of Oct.
A. D. 1912.
Seal. LOUIS KOWALSKI.
Clerk District Court, Cameron Coun
By I. Zarate, Deputy. I
A true copy I certify.
Clerk, District Court, Cameron Coun
By I. Zarate, tleputy.
A patent has been granted for a
parachute specially designed to help
[ a person escape from a burning
FRONTIER LUMBER Cl.
| THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
i l of Brownsville, Texas
United States Depository
SURPLUS AND UNDIVIDED PROFITS $125^00.00]
■ niiniiiHii mu .i,. Jim j jniim 11 n i j .
ML I. P. POYNOR
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Diseases of Women and Children
' a Specialty
Office Over Eagle Pharmacy
M. M. HARSHBAR6ER, X. D.
8urgeon Rio Grande Hospital
General Practice and General Surgery
Office Over Rutledge Jewelry Gtorn
Hours: 9 to 11 a. m. 2 to 4 p. m.
Other hours at Hospital
Or. H. L. D. Kirkham
Physician and Surgeon
Gtatral practice with diaeaaaa ef Bya, Bar.
Noaa aad Threat
203 Merchants ’National Bank
Office in Vivier Building. Brownsville.
Dr. ESCA D. POPE -
lioUtMi to dfaWMU of til#
Eye, Far, Nose and Throat,
Office Hours 9 to is a to 4
Office In VITier B’ld'g.
WM. N SPHON. M. D.
Office: 302 Merchants Bank Bldg
Office Phone 341. Night Phone Ilf
General Practice. Abo Genito
* • rinary and Skin Diseases.
Hours: 1(> to 11 1 a.
1 to 2; 7 to 8 p. m,
R. B. Rcntfro, A. B. Cole
Rentfro & Cole
204-206 MERCHANTS NATIONAL
A. W. CUNNINGHAM
Office Practice Oily
Noah Allen, Amos Rich
tort. U. S. Mu. AM?.
ALLEN & RICH,
Brownsville and Chapin
E. H. GOODRICH V SON
Mortgage Loans Dealers In Real Estate
Property in Saull Tract*. City sad
hansger* Cameron Coeaty Abstract
DUVAL WEST W. E. JONES
San Antonio T«xa*
JONES, WEST ttf WEST
w m. J. Russell
Attorney at Law
Room 207, Merchants’ Natl Bask Mdf.
drafting and tracing
MAPS. BUILDING DESIGNS, BTC. „
Accurate and Prompt Work
Office of A. W. Amthor
OR Phone 90, San CarlOs Hotel
Wm. P. MOLETTE
EQUITABLE LIFE INSURANCt 60
M X. TRACT
ARCHITECT ARB .
Office: Over Rutledge Jewelry Store
Undertaken and XmbolMo
Lady Aaeiatant j
F. E. MORRIS. I.
Manager and Director. ’
111 Levee Street, Near FSdNflgff
Brownsville Wood Yard
Ebony, Heeqnite Wood and Mcaqnito
Deliver'* Free. , A
LEONIDES SARCira * .
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