VOL. XIV, NO. 133
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5 1905.
SINGLE COPIES, 5 CFv'pb.
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I -Are You
Know exactly what you want when
buying clothes? Come here with your
mind set on what you want and your
desires will be satisfied. To dress well
is a matter of judgment as weU as price.
It requires judgment to select reliable
values at prices in keeping with the
qualities. Our clothing "is made right
at the right price." It bears the '"S.
M. & S." label. Prices range from 510
to 20. You should see our splendid
Suit Cases and Valises, a splendid as
sortment for the traveler, also a very
useful holiday present, from...l to 510
Successor to Powers & Maxan
Powers & Wells, Wells & Reutfro
Wells, Reiitfro & Hicks, Wells&
Hicks. Wells, Stayton & Flleser
Boys' suits from 51 to 56. Overcoats for the boys, ages S to 15, 4 up
Stetson, Roelofs, and Young Bros. Hats, prices S3, $1, 55, 56 and 57
It matters not what shape you prefer, we have it, in soft or stiff hats
Also Young Bros.'- Silk Hats 57.50
Gold and Silver Brand Shirts v $1 up
COMBE BUILDING, NEXT TO ?. O.
Ibe Home of Good Clothes for Ma and Bey
It's no Trouble to Buy by Mail
Your open orders get the best
prices going. Your request
for quotations get the same
promptly. Satisfaction, Best
Quality, Right Prices. Our Ac
curacy Promptness and System
retain old and .gain new
friends slowly but surely. We
solicit your orders and in- I
quiries. Sfc Sj SlJ, Sj, Sh, I
E. H. CALDWELL
Long Distance Phone Corpus Christi, Texas
l buy and sell Rew Estate and
Investigate land titles. A complete
abstract of all titles of record in
Cameron County, Texas.
I Brzos-antiao to Brownsville and Hidalgo,
With Main Line Running Prom Browns
ville to Houston and San Antonio.
Practice in all state and federal
courts, when especially employed.
Land Litigation and corporation
DR. C. H. THORN
2F"Office opposite The Heralcf.
R. B. CPEAGER,
Office, over Yturria Bank,
C F. ElkJus. LL. B
A. IS. cole. IX. B
ELKiNS & COLE
ATTO RNE YS-AT-LaW
Will practice iu all courts. State and Federal.
Special attention given to land and ab
stract business. Will do collecting
Office Ovrr Botica del Affuila. Combes Drue Store
Rio Grande City, Texas
Will practice in the District Courts of
Starr, Hidalgo, Zapata and
Burt E- Hinkley
Brownsville Undertaking Comp'ny
First-Class Work at Reasonable
Prices. Give Me a Call. Back
of the L. J. Hynes cottage-
Mrs. E. H. Olivares.
V. L CRIXfcJLL. Proprietor.
First-class Liquors, Wines,
Cigars. Polite Attention.
Market Square Brownsville. Texas
Fordyce & Rio Grande City Transfer Co
Stage leaves Fordyce on arrival of train, except Sunday, and ar
rives at Rio Grande City same night talring just four hours.
Leaves Rio Grande Cty daily at 2 p. m., except Sunday, and arrives at
Fordyce same daj- at 6 p. m.
Makes the rip n four hours and connects at Fordyce with trains for
Brownsville, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Texas; Monterey and other
cities in Mexico.
FARE ONE WAY $2.50; ROUND TRIP $4.00
Passengers will find along the route first-class hacks and teams, thus
t-aveling with ease and convenience. Drivers are the best to be found.
Extia hacks will be furnished either way, if desired, at reasonable rates.
I GUER'RA & SHELY, Proprietors
I It Makes a Big Difference to You
Whether the goods you buy are of the right quality or
not. If theyare not and you have to have them, then
you have to pay first for poor goods and pay again
for good goods, which yon should have had in the
first place. To pay twic for the waie thing or the
same purpose is 'unprrcfitable. WILLMAN CAR
RIES A LINE oF DRUGS. MKDIC1NILS, AND
TOILET ARTICLES OF THE FIRST QV MTY.
Come personally, phone or send us your mail orders
40, WILLMAN'S PHARMACY
Cheap for Cosh .
D. B. CKAPIN
Bicycles and Bicycle Sundries,
Monuments, Iron Fencing. Picture
Moulding, etc. PHONE 123
E. H. GOODRICH SON
Real Estate and Mortgage Loans.
W. A. FITCH. Proprietor
Traveling men's trade solicited.
Free sample rooms are provided
Nothing too good for our guests
if to be found in the market, if
Col. Uriah Lott, Well Known Railroad Builder at Head of the Enter
prise and Its Success An Assured Fact To Traverse Mag
nificent Section Which is the Finest Sugar Producing
Region in the United States Charter to Be
Filed Shortly and Preliminary Work
development of new enterprises all
along the proposed hne, the com
ing of a line of steamers bearing:
from our very doors the diversified
products of one of the richer srii-
cultural sections of the United
States, putting us in direct touch:
with the world's markets by both:
rail and water, and its immensity
staggers the average mind in try
ing to grasp all the enterprise will
accomplish for this section. Our
citizens are taking hold of the en
terprise in a manner which not only
shows their appreciation of the ben
efits to be derived from the pro
ject, but also of their faith in the
prowess of Col. Uriah Lott, whert
it comes to carrying to successful
issue any enterprise to which he
gives his attention. Watch Tub
Herald for developments.
MORE ABOUT DRAINAGE.
Public interest is on the alsrt
here over a proposed new railroad
from. Brazos Santiago to Hidalgo,
with main line from Brownsville to
San Antonio and Houston- Col.
Uriah Lott, than whom no better
known and-more successful railroad
builder can be found in the United
States, is at the head of the enter
prise and this fact is almost a posi
tive guarantee of the successful
outcome of the project. The Her
ald is only permitted to say that
preliminaries have been arranged
for the building of this new system
of railway which is strictly a Rio
Grande enterprise, and local capital
will enter largely into its construc
tion The new road from Brazos
Santiago to Hidalgo, up the famous
Rio Grande valley a distance of 70
thin air before his Spartan-like de
termination, and where he elects.to
construct a railroad, success gener
ally crowns his efforts.
As before stated the new railroad
is strictly a Rio Grande enterprise,
and Brownsville will be general
headquarters, where will be located
general offices, machine shops, and
everythingpertaining to the head
quarters of a successful railroad
system. Those familiar with rail
roads, will .realize in an instant
what this alone means for our city,
to say nothing of the wonderful
development that will immediately
come to the entire section traversed
by the proposed road.
Th charter will be filed shortly,
and when this is done engineers
will be immediately put in the field
Owing to Appropriation For Nxt Fitol
Year Being Made No Funds Are
Available to Assist the Work-Here.
w iiii'ii, iimimw nil p i ii
Col. U. Lott, The Railroad Builder.
miles, will traverse the finest sugar
producing section of the United
States if not the world, and its
completion means the establishment
of a large sugar refinery and other
manufactories, and will be the
signal for the awakening of this
entire section from its Rip Van
for preliminary surveys, sufficient
funds having already been secured
for this purpose.
Considerable development' is a!
ready in progress in different por
tions of the territory to be traversed
by the new road, but this is o;.Iy a
drop in the bucket" as compared
Winkle sleep, and tne bursting into , wim ;ne magmncent sin ies which J tions. 'This
life of all characters of enterprises j will be made when the line shn".! : fjueacej 5,,
which go toward hastening the ma
terial development of the lower Rio
Grande valley. From the end of the
road at Brazos fsland wharves will
be built out to deep water, thus ob
viaticg the necessity ot steamers
crowing the Brazos Santiago baf.
Col. Lott's success as a railroad
builder has been, demonstrated in
Texa. first iu the hi-ilfiing of the
Texas-iMexican, Corpus i Laredo,
San Antoilio & Arsnsa- Pnss loari.
and later the St. Lout.-ville-
Sc Mexico, in all
In answer to a letter from W. M-
Ratcliffe asking for further assist
ance in the matter of drainage, the
following reply has been received
from Elwoord Afead, chief of irriga
tion and drainage investigation by
Mr., Ratcliffe, under date of No
vember 28. The letter is self-explanatory
and as follows:
Dear Sir. Replying to your
letter of November 16th, stating:
that Mr. Elliott had rendered
valuable service in the organization
of your drainage district, and ask
ing for our further assistance in
this matter, would say that Mr
Elliott has reached Vr:-"i
and believes that this office should
aid your section in the preparatioa
of plans for the reclamation o
your district from salt water.
In considering new work, how
ever important it may be, we are
confronted by this situation. The
estimate for our appropriation for
the next fiscal year has already
been prepared. Owing to the desire
to keep appropriations within the
smallest possible limits, this esti
mate only included the continuance
of work already undertaken by
the ofhee, and other work which
has been examined by experts aud
known to beof pressingimportance.
Owing to the quarantine wmch,
prevented Mr. Wright visiting;
Brownsville, and the delay in Mr.
Elliott's visit, it was not possible
to include an estimate of the cost
of work at Brownsville. Hence,
this expense was not token into
account in the estimate, so that we
are somewhat embarrassed when su
proposition to enter upon new and:
extended work is presented. We
expect to send an engineer Co
Brownsville to study your prob-
Mems and aid in preparing oluns
for their solution, as Mr. vinutt
believes should be done, but in
order to do as much as the gravity
of the situation requires, our
appropriation will have to. be in.
We appreciate ymrrr sftuauoa
and agree with yon upon the prop
osition that it is a matter for the;
investigation of this office. The
extent of such assistance, however,
depends entirely upon a more lib
eral appropriation by Congress for
j Irrigation and Drainage Investiga-
will he lar li
the activity which
t 1 1 . . i
nave ashumeu more ciennue s.iape. . cjtizens. situated as the Browns
The far famed Garden of U-U''-; ville people are, exhibit in bringL-B
which is supposed to ha-.v m ; the necesitv of such rwork to the
located along the Rio Grande, wii; ; a;tentioa of their respective Con
be rehabilitated, but unlike the gar-; ressmen and 1 to the
den of old, no serpent wili be a Secretary of Agriculture whose,
lowed to enter its sacred precincts. ; recommendation in such, matters
to i-catter discord, and all banish
ments will be self inflicted.
The Herald will keep its read
ers fully advised of details as mat
ters progress and feels that Bron-n-,-
Browns j v lie and the Lower Rio Grande
of which J country are on the eve of an er: of
opposition was met, but he over-j progress which even the most van-
came them all,, kr.owjujf : no snc 1
word as fail. Obstacles vaubh into
guine of our citizens did not dreary
of a few months ago. It means the
has much weight. ,
This brief exeHuiatipn of rir
position will make our proposed
cooperation better nnderstood. and
wc trust you wilj do what von 'aa.
a!on,r the line. suggested.
Sincerely youn ,
Chief of Irriat T
j Corpui Q5.
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