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318, 318 318 318 318 318 THE HUMP LUMBER COMPANY | THE ALAMO LUMBER COMPANY THE ALIO LUMBER mm THE Aim LUMBER COMPANY TIE AUMO LUMBER COMPANY THE ALAMO LUMBER COM Daily Herald T —"—^rr 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 ♦# the city, West Brownsville, Texas, or Katamoros, Mexico, one year $W.OO; si: months $3.00; one month 50 writs. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21. 1012. BEGGING OR STEALING. i _ Now comes Alexander Johnson, secre tary of the national conference of char ities and correction, and says: "I would rather steal than lieg." “For." says Mr. Johnson, “every time, you give a man a dinner he has not earned you are tear ing down his character." It would Is* interesting to know how many people applauded this idiotic remark, without analyzing it to discover all the elements of idiocy it eointains. When Mr. Johnson declares he had rather steal than beg. we have no dis position to doubt his word. Perhaps what he said of himself is true. ^ et when hi* comes to give his reasons for his personal views on the question of stealing, why then it is to laugh: or rather it is to weep. It is not necessarily true that every time a man gets a dinner in* lias not earned his moral character suffers some deterioration in consequence. A man ^vho is in actual want may ask for help and may receive it without suitering any appreciable, moral deterioration. It may very well be that in appealing suc cessfully to the love of his fellow man he h as enabled the other man to expe rience the truth of the words of the Great Teacher: "It is more blessed to give than to receive," and he himself has tieen helped by the discovery of the helpful loving moods that are in all men. manifest or latent No one will quarrel with Mr. John son in so far as he means to say that habitual mendicancy on the part of per sons able to earn a living makes for moral deterioration. Yet (his being true, does it follow that stealing will prevent inoral injury? If it docs, and it Mr. Johnson thinks jt docs. Tic is the iuven - i ii of a braiul new philosophy, which setS at naught tin* wisdom of Him, who said: “Thou shall not steal:" and he condemns the philosophies ami the laws of all ages and all civilizations in their attempt to protect themeslvcs against stealing. Mr. Johnson is evidently committed to this dilemma: The taking of an unearned dinner, with the owner's consent and by his pet-mis sion, is to break down the taker's moral character. The taking of an unearned dinner, from the owner, without his knowledge or ixnisent. is a comparatively harmless proceeding as far as the taker's moral character is concerned. Until Mr. Johnson can show some >at isfactorv authorization for the repeal of * a certain collection or ancient docu incuts, heretofore held to be given by in spiration of God, known to men as the Bible, we shall decline to accept his philosophy as to tin* relative demerits of begging and stealing. May no read er of this ever feel compelled or impelled to do either. ~ — n ll is announced that Governor Col quitt is ready to join a number of other governors in a crusade against all forms of gambling, from craps to church lot teries. -O The clipping from tin* San Antonio Express, printed in today's Herald, con cerning Mr. Thomas F. Love, contains a well merited appreciation of a wor thy Texas Democrat, and The Herald is glad to tpiote it. It also affords us its pleasure to an non nee that Mr. Love has given his unqualified endorsement of our esteemed fellow citizen. Frank Itabb, for eolloetor of customs for this district. t —-O— - It is really amusing to see what a fuss the interior papers are mak ing about mini and bad roads. They should rejoice over such conditions, for they illustrate the truth of all that they have been saving. Hons ton uhjroiiirle. Yes. yes. but one gets tired of saying. “1 told you so" every time it rains, es penally when it rains as often as it hus sinee the Uaineron county Yoad bond election. It irritates the other fellows to have it rubbed into them in that way. And it does not mend tin roads. -O Time has been, in the history of our country, when the opinion of Judge Max ey. to the effect that tin* president ol the United States has no right, in linn of peace, to enuse the arrest of a in man. citizen or foreigner, by means ol the military, without ordinary civil pro cess, would have lieen accepted as si matter of course. However, in these lat ter day*, with our tremendous trend toward centralization, li will jierluips require the superior authority of tin* highest tribunal in tlu* land to settle tin* question of the exact limits of the powers of the chief executive. - x_(>-_ JFDGE WELLS DEE LIGHTED. - A Washington special to the San An tonio Express, dated Dec. Ill, says: Happy beyond adequate expression is Judge James B Wells of Brownsville over the National Democratic victory last month. "1 never will get tired crowing over it.” said the judge, who spent today in ! Washington on his first visit to the cap j ital in many years. Tlu* veteran Demo rrat of Southwest Texas is pleased, fur tlicrmore. over tin* prospective appoint incut by Governor Colquitt of Col. !’. M. | Johnson of Houston to succeed Senator Bailey, in view of the announced inten lion of the junior senator to resign his toga early in January. "Stn li a recognition of Col. Johnston's j lengthy service for the Democratic party i is due him by all means.” said JiidgtC Wells. "And it is a very graceful tiling j lor Senator Bailey to do. inasmuch as In ; would leave public life in March any wav. That I regret to see. however, foi jl think with Culberson and Bailey, Tex jas lias the ablest senatorial delegation of all states. Colonel Johnston has dc j voted his energy, time and money without stint for many years in advancing the democratic cause, without any hope foi reward.” Judge Wells visited tlu* Texas senators | j and congressmen /ml Speaker Champ I ('lark at tlu* capital today and left to night for the North. TOM LOVE OF TEXAS. There isn't a really “original Wilson i man” in all the limits of Texas who doesn't ascribe to Thomas B. Love of Dallas, fornvr speaker of the Texas Legislature and right arm of Thoms M. Campbell, much of the praise for tlu* splendid organization which swept Tex as for Wilson on May * last. With tlu* possible exception of Charles A. Culber son. there isn’t a man in tlu* modern ..history oi Texas who can see farther (into Hu* complexities of a political prob lem. Pope "lisped in numbers and /In* numbers eanuC Tom Love’s first lisp was about a convention and a primary and the nomines came-usually as lie wanted them. lie learned back in Missouri in tlu* days wluin tlu* "old tguard” wrestled manfully to prevent some Hadley from doing what Herbert S. <Ful in 1 DOS to ap ply the maxim of Napoleon. "God's on the side of tlu* heaviest artillery." to; | political struggles. No better organizer ever came on the field of Texas polities None ever came, when needs must, with more r.Jfidity or better prepared. Tom Love outlined tin* fighting ground and the Houston convention which, by tlu* way. nearly forgot him. breathed the es sence of his handiwork. Tom Love was burying his mother in Springfield when the Wilson forces gathered by Buffalo Bayou. By all tlu* rules of right lu* should have been one of tin* delegates at large to tile Baltimore convention But for tlu* recollection, at the last moment, of a Sjiu Antonio lriciul. wlu* put him up Tor alternate.) tlu* roster of the National convention might not have borne his name. Even then, tlu* battle having gone Wilson's way decisively, tlu* "originals” were crowding those who had been on tlu* j driver’s seat into that place where one, in order to ride alkali, must hang his foot down in the vicinity of the rear wheels. Lockjaw had ceased to be pop ular. Love is not nil aspirant for any of fiee under President Wilson. There is none, lie lias written it and said it broad cast. lie desires. But lu* is taking a powerful "dish” lor bis friends, and most of those lie will visit Washington tor were seen at the garnering held in Austin on August 7-. 11*11. lie says he knows all the "originals” by their first names and that lu* is going to see to it that Mr. Wilson knows them. It was at first devised to have Sen ator Culberson act as president of tlu* Wilson Texas League, and a telegram in viting hint to accept the place was sent him tlu* day before Hu* convention met. Even then it was known the attitude the senior Senator would assume. Sen ator Culberson said it would 1m* better to wait and come with his supjtort lat er in the campaign. Whereupon the presidency of the organization was fore ed on Love and the battle Itegan. Cato Sells ot Cleburne was chosen chairman of tlu* executive committee and no man ever worked harder to accomplish a po litical purpose. But the battle front that crossed Texas and back again was Tom Love’s, and none of those who ans wered the first Wilson call to arms and enlisted for the war will over dispute tlu* correctness of this statement.—San Antonio Express. f j I i 1 _______ YOU GET WIIAT YOU ASK FOR at our grocery. An order will be filled with first choices which could not Ik* bet tered by an expert in fiwid products with a full assortment of everything to pick from. Knowing precisely what is wanted by careful housekeepters, we buy such things as tally with the standard of good livers. Brisk business, short prices, noth cheap. The Brownsville Grocery Co. rat NE3 THE FERNDE PHONE I Sugar Beet Seed Now is the time to plant sugar beets for stock. Sugar heets do very well in this section and are very productive, making a very svcculent nutritious food, for milk cows, pigs etc. I have the three best varieties: Kleinwanzleben, Golden Tankard and Giant Half Sugar. Price 50c per lb. Ten pound lots 45c. ' Frank T. Phillips San iBenilo, - Texas uk&te&&*M6*6* | SAN CARLOS HOTEL ) I One Block from St. L., B. & M. Depot I | RATES $2.00 PER DAY. I I Brownsville, -:= -:- -:- Texas. 1 . <5* A «^»wy «g» *2* »**•»» ■«$•- «£• *Jv <A» <?• »<• | THE SAINT ANTHONY % 1i S-4iV ANTONIO, TEXAS rt* Always strictly first class and appreciates tiie-patronage of the good j people from all localities. Our references are the people who have j been our guests. Ask them, as they always come back. "I* 4 THE SAN ANTHONY HOTEL CO. >1 *51 F. B. Swearingen, Pres. (§* *5J _ __;_ \tr VI V VTVVVVVVTVTVTtVtVVVfT*rTtt+ Mason Grain Company RICE BRAN, MOLASSES and FEED of ALL KINDS 1215 Levee Street. Brownsville, Texas ' v • * FIRE XSURANCE JOYCE R. WOOD Phone 100 Ccmbc Bldg., Over Howse Furniture Co. Frontier Construction Co. GENERAL CONTRACTOR 18 \ ivier Buildirtg. Brownsville, Texas SEND YOt'K IIFSRAXI) FOIi MEAT. occasionally: He may not know much about it, but even he will see why you in sist on doing your meat buying here. The cleanliness will appeal to him for one thing. The prompt and courteous service for another. And as we k«*ep choice meats only, he cannot go very far wrong in his selection of meat for the table. But come mostly yourself. Brownsville Meat & Cold Storage Co. Adams and 10th Sts. Phone X15. V .. ^ v S. A. & A. P. s. A. & A. P. TO v SAN ANTONIO ! without change of ears 1 “ Via ' ‘ ‘ CORPUS CHRISTI AND SAN ANTONIO AND ARANSAS PASS RAILWAY. Lv. Brownsville 4:00 p. m. Ar. San Antonio 7:10 a. m. RETURNING. Lv. San Antonio 9:25 p. m. Ar. Brownsville 12:15 p. m. Be sure to ask for tickets via Corpus Christi and S. A. A. P. Ry. GEO. F. LUPTON, G. P. A. San Antonio, B. A. & A. P. S. A. & A. P. | PLATE GLASS IS % Frontier Lumber Co. =1= j Of Brownsville, Texas United States Depository CAPITAL $100,000.00 Surplus and Undivided Profits $125,000.00 jm TiiKiiiffr-iiny .ifjii—fciTTii i iiP“lin m I® Merchants National Bank j Brownsville, Texas 1 Capital Stock - $100,000.00 Surplus Fund (Earned) 109,000.00 #' . Four Per Cent Interest Paid On Time And Savings Deposits. j THE MILLER HOTEL | The Largest and Most Modem Hotel In South-West Texas. ! THE MOST SOUTHERLY HOTEL IN U. S. ' ;• - : ON TO THE GULF ! Hear What the Wild Waves are Saying. | BEAMS. CHAnNcILS. E ANGLES.TEES*PLAT(S, |Zl*rmAPLt IRON WORKS STEEL S CAST LINTLES. |nam" 6 STEEL a CAST COLUMNS, I HOUSTON. TE\Aa._ TRUSSES.GIRDERS.ECT. — n^T—^ -* PROMPT SHIPMENTS. ^ West I Brownsville YOU’LL LIKE IT Street car line'under construction to Country fcClob INVESTIGATE. J. B. Scott, Gen. Mgr. Brownsville,T exas X : % ✓ f. • * ./ • f ^t t. \ i ' - . *•' ■ : * * * ** * .