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BROWNSVILLE DAILY HERALD.
VOL. XIV, NO 240 3ROWNSVILLE, TEXAS. TUESDAY. APRIL 10, 1906. SINGLE COPIES, 5 CENTS r a P. KIkins. I.L. B A. B. cole. IX. B THE TEXAS SUGAR BOWL WILL HELP THE STATE. ACROSS OCEAN BY WIRELESS Wagon Headquarters At E. H. CALDWELL'S Corpus Christi, Texas Lowest Prices. Best Quality. Delivered Birdsel! Steel Skein Wagons The Best Wagon in Texas, Xone Excepted Texas Farm Wagons -Prices Can't Keller Farm Wagons Be' Beat Corydon Farm Wagons Quality Old Hickory Farm Wagons Considered Get Catalog No. 10 and Supplement All About Farm and Ranch Hardware, Price $1 iGet Married That 1 You, 8 can do if rnil . A V.. First Get a come to in full Get Happy 3 1S 9 r-i-i-nrrvr-nTm ....You Want A it 1 B ESTABLISHED 1855 I Botica del Leon Your Physician aims to put all his knowledge, experi ence and skin into the prescription he writes. It is aD order for a combination of remedies which your case requires. He cannot rely on the result unless the ingredients are properly compounded. Be fair to your doctor and to our5elr by bringing your prescriptions here. They'll be compounded only by registered pharmacists, who are aided by the largest stock of drugs in this part of the state. Everything of the finest quality that money can buy or experience can select. I J. L Putenat & Bro. J J Hy B. Verhelle SADDLE & HAR NESS MAKER . . . Repairing a Specially. BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS. 'fa S1 seems to be the prevailing idea with the Brownsville boys. Too 8 so' m all style and comrort g W15rl & ..... Girl Then us and we will clothe you regalia. All kinds of suits Sj for all kinds of boys. We fit out old boys as well as young ones. go go go go go Summer Suits, beautiful ties, fancy hose, summer shoes, and all the good things we offer you for Spring and Summer wear. u go go go go go go go go Elizabeth Street, TtTT A T- T ff A ITT W the Best ill J I m i ELKI1NS & COLE ATTORNEYS-AT-LA.W Will practice in all courts. State and Federal. Special attention civtn to land and ab stract business. Will do collectinc Office Orrr Botica del Aruila. Corabes Drag Store E. H. GOODRICH SON ....MANAGERS.... Cameron County Abstract Company Choice Lands and City Property. D. B. CHAPIN ATTORNEY" AT LAW HIDALGO, TEXAS SODA FOUNTAINS Show Case, Bank and Drug Fixtures, Carbonators, Charg ing Outfits etc. Lowest prices. Write for Catalogue. Mfg. by C. Mailander (8b Son Waco, Tex. DR. C. H. THORN Dentist jP""Of5ce opposite The Herald. TELEPHONE 51 Brownsville, Texas. F. W. Seabury ATTORNEV-AT'LAW Rio G-ande City, Texas Will practice in the District Courts of Starr, Hidalgo, Zapata and Webb Counties. Special Notice! N. Laodram & Co. Architects and Builders Plans and Specifications Furnished FREE If Work is Awarded to Us CALL AT THE HERALD OFFICE Union Bakery John Thielen, iManager Bread, Biscuit, Cakes. Etc., Made From Choicest Brands of Flour Elizabeth Street, Brownsville, Te. JAMES B. WELLS Attorney at Law Successor to Powers & Maxan, Towers & Wells, Wells & Reutfro Wells, Rentfro & Hicks, Wells & Hicks. Wells, Staytou & Kleberg I buy and sell Re&i Estate and investigate land titles. A complete abstract t. all "itles of record in Cameron County, Texas. Practice in all state and federal courts, when especially employed. Land Litigation and corporation practice. Laulom&Simo. DEALERS IN Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars. The Best in the Land. Always Ready to Accomodate Visitors. Information as to Boats, Etc. Cheerfully Furnished. rorxT Isabel. : : : : Texas. 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, i Corpus Ch''f. Ttxaj It's Coming, Friends! No, it's here. What do jou meanl. Why, I mean the time.to- screen your doors and windows, thus keeping flies, mosquitoes and other germ spreaders out of your houses and the only place to get these screens is from The Frontier Lumber Company A Prominent Reader Sees a Wonderful Future for the Brownsville Country, But Also Sees Obstacles to Be Overcome. In remitting for The Herald one of our constant readers gives a few interesting facts concerning the future of the Brownsville coun try. The writer is a prominent business man of Chicago, and has visited this section on more than one occasion. He .looks forward with prophetic vision and in the horoscope sees a grand country, the magnificence of which no man can at present realize. The writer says: "The Herald keeps me posted on what is going on in the Browns ville" country, and that section cer tainly has in The Herald an earnest and enthusiastic advocate of the great possibilities of the Brownsville country. You are hav ing many difficulties to overcome before the full fruits of that rich soil are realized, bat with drainage thoroughly installed, so as to get rid of surplus water in flood times, and cleanse the soil of deleterious alkali which has accumulated there for ages, you will have the garden spot of the world. I expect to see within a very few years an enor mous output of sugar from the Brownsville couutry, and that val uable product will pour money into your laps, the extent of which no one there now realizes, and make it the sugar bowl of Texas, if not of the whole country. The total consumption of sugar in the United States in 1905 was 2.632.216 tons, of which Texas produced only 12000 tons, but with a production of two to three tons per acre which your country will yield, and even better, you can easily figure that it is no wild dream to expect the lower Rio Grande to produce one-fifth to one-quarter of the entire consump tion of sugar in the United States. Out of the total consumption last year only 576,000 tons were of domestic sugar, (cane and beet) ! the remaining two millions coming from abroad, the money to pay for which goes out of the country, never to return.'.' Take Things Too Easy. If the people would take more interest in the government of the city, county, state and nation it would not be very long before there would be a decided change in the complexion of these govern ments. There is too much of a disposition among the American people to take things as they come and make the best of it. Every once in a while there is an upheaval and the popular mind is aroused to the fact that the body politic is being buncoed. Then there is us ually something doing for a brief period. Some of the Herald's ex changes have freely expressed the opinion that there is going to be more of this sort of thing in the future than there has been in the past. If this proves to be true it is a dawning of better things for the whole country. Denison Her ald. If You Arc a Lover. Of good bread, pies, cakes and rolls call at Clay's bakery, Sixth and Levee streets. I also sell Fleischmann's compressed yeast, the best in the world for bakers' or famile use. I endeavor to .ell nothing but the best that money and skilled labor can produce, and extend to the public a cordial in vitation to inspect my bakery and methods of bread making at any time. I am here to serve yoi and must have your trade. Call or phone No. 97. Mail -orders, receivt my personal attention T. J. Clay We lose tnoretime1 in growling i.t the weather than we im in chink ing the cracks in ik- abutters .o keep it out. If Representative Smith Gets Reclamation Bill Through Congress Texas Will be Greatly Benefited. A Washington dispatch- to the Houston Chronicle says: If Representative Bob Smith succeeds in putting the bill through congress extending the operations of the reclamation act to Texas lie will have conferred on the state a great boon and will have accom plished something that for a long time appeared a hopeless task. Notwithstanding the fact that the president had recommended this piece of legislation in his message. Speaker Cannon was disinclined to let the matter come up in the house until he had talked it over with some of his republican colleagues. The speaker then relented to the extent of recognizing Mr. Smith to get the matter up on unanimous consent. First Lacey of Iowa ob jected, but later he, too, relented to the. extent of not objecting provided that there was ample time for debate and that amendments were in order. Mr. Smith was finally recognized and got the measure as far as unfinished busi ness in which shape it is pending in the house. Representative Smith has also had an uphill pull making indivi dual converts to the bill, because Lacey started the story that it was merely a big game of grab on the part of Texas which had reserved all of her public domain and is now after a slice of the reclamation fund to put water on the lands whicli she has reserved. It required hard work to disabuse the minds of the men who were not familiar with the subject, but Mr. Smith has made such progress that he is con fident now that the bill will pass The greatest help to Texas in this fight has been the fact that the east has been having its eyes on this big fnnd and has been seek ingto divert large parts of it to other nurnoses than irri cation, as provided in the reclamation act Without deriving,any direct benefit itself from the reclamation tuna Texas, through its delegation, has always stood loyally by the West in opposing any such encroach ments unon the fund, and this support is being reciprocated by the Western congressmen who have signified their intention of stand ing ' by Mr. Smith in putting throurii his bill. Then too. the Texas delegation, despite its clash over the quarantine bill, is working in full harmony with the other southern delegations and can al ways depend on them in the hour of need. So with the prestige o the president's approval and the support of the South and West, the bill, despite the fight that will be made on it, stands fairly good show' of passing. Suffrage. The time has come when self preservation demands-tbat no man be allowed to vote a ballot that he can not read. The American-born boy must wait till he is 21 before he acquires all the rights of a citizen and the provision is sound every way, but the Rusian serf, the Italian dago, the unspeakable Bohemian five years after land ing on our shores, are allowed all the rights and privileges of citi zeiu-hip. It is a glaring discrimin ation against ourselves. A foreignt-i ought not to be permitted to vo:e till after 20 years' residence,' and not then unless he has a readij-. scquamtsnce wun me jmikhmi language. There is much less rt in letting the ignorant negro vote -.i inr. r..: , man ice juueraie iuici&uci, , TOauuud iwju ...... mj3 liar -A4.r3 . Chronicle. PINE CIGARS, candies, 21I co.d j drinks, at Texas Confectioiicr . Problem of Sending ftsszgts by Aerial System Probably Bctn Solved, Washington., Has the prob lem of aerial transmission of wireless messages across the Atlan tic been solved? Some say so, as the results of experimental station of Dr. Alexander Graham Bell, beyond Arlington, Virginia. Dr. Bell's scientific experibients are probably the subject of more popular interest than those of any other living man, not even except ing those of the widely advertis ed Tesla and "Wizard" Edison. Possessed of an immense fortune brought by his telephone, he is devoting his leisure to scientific experiments utterly divorced from commercialism. His latest effort is in the direction of aerial naviga tion and structural work with tetrahedral forms, which, if suc cessful, will rank him with genius, unfortunately unknown, who con ceived the "Keystone" of the arch. The supporting power of tetrahe dral forms moulded into kites is something wonderful and it is not surprising that the possibilities of these kites should have been grasp ed by those interested in wireless telegraphy. Mr. .Abraham White, president of the American De Forest Wireless Telegraph com pany, enlisted the interest of Dr. Bell and as a result some of the most surprising experiments in the aerial transmission of messages took place. A tetrahedral kite the largest in stock was run up to a distance of 15,000 feet by Dr. Bell's rep resentative, W. F. Bedwin, man ager of his Nova Scotia laboratory, assisted by G. D. MacDonald, the superintendent of his Arlington experiment station. The kite carried a thin steel wire at the end of which was suspended 500 feet of antenna wire, for receiving the messages. Meanwhile Gen. H. H. C. Dunvoody, U. S. A- (retired) the Washington representative of the company, went to the United States naval wireless telegraph sta tion at the Washington navy yard, which was erected by the De Forest company and equipped with De Forest apparatus, and from there he sent a long message in behalf pt' Mr. White to Dr. Bell. At the receiving station, in addition to those mentioned, were Mr. A. Potter of the United States weather bureau and Charles R. Seguine of Patterson, N. J., representing the De Forest company, in addition ta several operators. The kite mount ed high into the air trailing" after it the thin steel wire that connect ed it with terra firnia. Soon the operators heard the peculiar buzzing sound that signified a station ivas sending. It was indistinct at first because of the static electricity in the atmosphere and to eliminate that Mr. Seguine suggested that Messrs. Potter and MacDonald clasp hands, the former with his other ban on the antenna wire and the latter with his finger touch ing the receiver, shaped like a telephone receiver and operating on the same principle. Scarcely had this been done than the operator bejan to slowly re'peat the message sent by Mr. White through Gen. Dun woody. He was receiving it not' only through the air, but down the receiving wire and through the bodies of two men. Later several messages wen- caught frbm the navy depart ment and from the De Forest na tion at Galilee, New Jersey, near ; . . . . , . , ,AUn . 4i from the steamrr Bernlhdian, 350 miles away. The experiment was . ,.,.t;c,i .. i nrniinmieerl an uimtialinef' .Miccchs an unquali and Dr Bell aifd Mr. White were creatiy pleased. Dr. Bell has loan- led the De Forest company the us. ' of his kite and further experiments will take place at the New Je-.-ty ftuti-m aw. -Ise ..trr . .