The Brownsville Herald.
OFFICIAL COUNTY AND CITY JOURNAL
Jesse O. Wheeler. Proprietor.
Consolidated in 1893 with the Daily Cos
mopolitan' which was published in
Brownsville, for sixteen years.
Catered at the Postoffice. Brownsville.
as second-class matter.
Terms of Subscription:
Daily: Published every evening ex
cept Sunday, daily by 'mail postpaid to
any point in the United States, Mexico
or Canada, or delivered by carrier to any
part of Brownsville, Texas, or Matamoros,
, One 3:-y one year -. .fS.OO
' One copy six months 3.00
Weekly : Published Saturday, by
eoail postpaid to any point in the united
States, Mexico or Canada.
One copy one year fl.50
One opy six months 75
One copy three months 50
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able in' advance.
Advertising rates on application.
. Makes all checks payable to
JESSE O. WHEELER.
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 28, 1907.
There no are new developments
in. the waterworks situation to re
port and our people are still waiting
patiently for the St. Louis capital
&ts to either come across or
uter aside and let someone else
&ave a chance at the franchise.
Freight is delivered at Brazoria,
"Texas, for about half the price at
which it is delivered at Bay City,
the towns beiner practically about
the same distance frOm the markets,
so The Herald is informed. The
reason for this discrepancy lies in
he.fact that schooners occasionally
crun up the river, carrying freight
to Brazoria, while Bay City is en
tirely dependent upon the railroads.
There could be no better illustra
tion of the value of water trans
portation in keeping down freight
crates. It would be well for Browns--ville
to bear this subject in mind,
and to use every effort to secure
a government appropriation for the
construction of a canal from Brazos
Santiago to the Rio Grande, as re
commended in Capt. Jadwin's last
report. This canal would give
Brownsville water rates and would
fiavea wonderful effect upon the
development of this rich Eio
"Some excellent cartoons appear
fing lately in various state papers
are the work" of Wm. M- Allen of
Houston, who has shown artistic
-ability of a high order in that line,
although he is but an amateur.
One of the best of Mr. Allen's
productions was a cartoon in Wed
nesday's Houston Post, which call
d the attention of the legislature
to the neglected project of convert
ing San Jacinto battleground into
a state park. The Texas flag con
stituted the main figure of the il
lustration with a pointed reminder
'beneath it calling on the solons,
while remembering the Alamo and
Goliad, to remember San Jacinto
also; and that it would require but
-a few thousand dollars to trans
form the historic battleground in-
to a beautiful park. Mr. Allen,
who by the way is the son of J.
H. Allen now of Brownsville, has
Seen very highly complimented
-upon his work, and he gives prom
ise of achieving fame in this
-peculiar field of art.
Thcra Aral Two Forms of Impurity,
Gaseous and Solid.
The importance of ventilation
and of a constant supply of fresh
air in living rooms, whether sleeping
or waking, has often been insisted
upon. Without air life i3 imposai-
Die, ana unless mat air oe moder
ately pure health cannot be mam
tained, although it is astonishing
and a proof of the wonderful
adaptation of living beings to their
environment to note how great an
amount of contamination of the air
can be borne with seeming impuni-
There are two forms of impurity
in the air gaseous and solid. The
gases, those resulting from exhala
tions from the lungs, and in,city
houses dxom the little unnoticed
leaks from the gas pipes and from
defective plumbing, are the most
injurious". For the removal of these
free ventilation through open win
dows and open fireplaces is most
efficacious. But it is of little serv
ice hi the removal of the other kind
of impurity that is to say, the
solid particles of matter dust
which are always floating in the air
of houses as well as in that of the
A beam of sunlight entering
through a half closed shutter makes,
visible this dust, and as one looks
with startled eyes on the beam
which lights up the floating parti
cles the wonder grows that the
lungs are not made solid by this
stream of dust flowing in with every
breath. Fortunately the nose and
the moist lining of the air tubes are
designed to filter the air by arrest
ing these particles before they can
enter the delicate air chambers of
the lungs. They do their work well,
but not perfectly, and the greater
the amount of dust the more they
fail in their function.
Workmen engaged in dusty trades
carpet beaters, coal miners, pot
ters, grinders, felt workers often
acquire disease of the lungs from
the inhalation of dust.
Dust particles are injurious not
only mechanically, but also and
chiefly because they act as carriers
of disease germs.
Since it is impossible to remove
dust entirely by ventilation, it is
necessary to do what is practicable
to prevent its dissemination through
the air. Settled dust is ugly, but
inoffensive. But when the well
meaning but ignorant housewife
flops it into the air with a feather
duster she only rouses the sleeping
lion.' Brooms and feather dusters
are relic3 of barbarism and should
be banished. The damp cloth for
furniture and the mop and carpet
sweeper for floors, or, best of all,
the vacuum process, are the modern
civilized agents of cleanliness. These
gather up the dust and do not sim
ply scatter it in the air, where it is
invisible, but pernicious. Youth's
iUSl OF LETTERS.
The uncalled for letters, remain-
mgin the postoffice of Brownsville,
for the week ending Saturday
Feb. 23, 1907, are as follows:
Cox Anna Kassy Miss
Behr Alvina Mrs.; .
Chapa Felicitas SeSora
" i Chapa Delfina
Collins Rosio Mrs
Garza Jane Miss
Obregon Sanjuana Sra
Rhoads Moet Mrs
Acuff J B
Brown M. S..
Cuellar Cleto (2)
Gil Ramirez Jose
Hill B. A.
Perez Jose Maria
Rosa Miguel de la
Rodriguez Cresencio E.
Stillwell Nellie Miss
Persons calling for the above let
ters please say advertised.
J. B. Sharpe,
Notice ui. t . , &o.ii mat the
partnership lately existing be
tween Miguel Sahualla and Jos N
Besteiro, in the city of Brownsville,
Cameron County, and State o
Texas, under the firm name of M
Sahttaixa & Company, was dis
solved by mutual consent on' the
First day of January, 1907.
All debts owing to the said
partnership are to be received by
the said Miguel Sahualla, and all
demands on said partnership are to
be presented to him for payment.
(Signed). Miguel Sahtjama,
h Jose N. Besteiro.
Brownsville, Texas, January, 15-07
I beg to advise my friends and
the public that the business hereto
fore conducted under the firm name
of M. Sahualla & Co., will be con
tinued by myself as successor.
JNapies velvet Jbinish is a new
thing in the paint line, that will
give you a flat, egg shell finish.
This is the most appropriate paint
for the ipside of rooms. Call at
Cross Lumber Co. and get a card
showing shades free.
Deafness Cannot be Cured
by local applications, as they cannot
reach the diseased portion of the ear.
There is only one way to cure deafness,
and that is by constitutional remedies.
Deafness is caused by an inflamed con
dition of tlfe mucous lining of the Eus
tachian Tube. When this tube is inflam
ed you have a rumbling sound or imper
fect hearing, and when it is entirely clos
ed, Deafness is the result, and unless the
inflammation can be taken out and this
tube restored to its normal condition,
hearing will be destroyed forever; nine
cases out of ten are caused by Catarrh,
I which is nothing but an inflamed condi
tion of the mucous surfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars for
any case of Deafness (caused by catarrh)
that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh
Onre. Send for circulars Jree.
F. J.CHENEY & Co., Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists 75c.
TakeHalPs FamilyPills for constipation .
I X IU X uSSies Runabouts,
I If'11' Sumes' and Sprias 1
Come in. We can please you in. Quality, Style and
Price. Also Weber and Columbus Wagons, Phenix Safes
Pianos, ' Pianolenos, Piano Players, Organs, American
and Mexican Music
M. Gonzales & Co.
J. W. LAMB, Manager
PROMPTNESS cAND LIBERALITY
Capital Stock, $100,000.00
U. S. GovernmenLDepository
The Staff of Life, "Good Clean
Bread," pies and all kinds fancy
cakes to your order to be had only
at Clay's Bakery. Phone 97.
El Campo will build a $25,000
rice elevator to handle this season's
crop, the citizens having subscribed
$15,000 of the'sum.
The Honest Office Boy.
A Baltimore lawyer had engaged
a new office boy, and to test the MAGN0L,A DA,RY FARM
boys honesty he put a twenty dollar
Gus L. Kowalski
Elizabeth St., Between 11th and 12th
Brownsville, - - - Texas
JMatried Before Birth.
'IT. .-A. Hydaka, a Japanese re
cently from Japan, stated to us
this morning that he was married
fcefore he was born. He stated in
all seriousness that it was an abso
lute fact. He explained that it
was a custom iu Japan for parents
on the birth of children to enter
into legal writiugs appointing for
'them a husband or a wife, acord
ing to the sex of the child. Cer
'tain Japanese parents on the birth
of a daughter executed a deed giv
ing the little child wife to the next
son of his parents. Unfortunately
the little girl died before her hus
'cand to-be was b'oru". And it appears-
that the Japanese told the
truth. A different rule applies in
America. If we could substitute
cthe Japanese methods of matri
ssnony; for purs, we would have no
""old maids" to give spice to life.
note under the inkstand on his desk,
letting the end protrude, when he
went out to lunch. On his return
a couple of hours later the note was
gone. A silver quarter occupied its
Pale with rage and horror, the
lawyer called the new boy to him.
"Look here," he shouted, "when
I went out I left $20 under this ink
stand. New there's only a quarter
there. How do you explain it ?
The boy smiled brightly. "Why,
sir," he said, "just after you left a
gentleman called with a wine and
cigar bill that he knew vou were dy
ing to pay because it had been
standing for four years, so I settled
it with the twenty dollar note under
the inkstand. It was $19.75. Here's
the receipt, sir."
There is a railway map of the
Lancaster and Yorkshire railway
station painted on tne tuea en
trance of the Victoria station in
London. The painter whose work it
was had an experience with local
pride. While at work he was ac
costed thus: "Dost come from
Bochdale?" "No, why?" "Well,
tha's painted Hochdale bigger nur
Owdham. Dostna knaw Owdham's
bigger nur Bochdale and Eoyton
both put together? Tha'U get
punched if some chaps as Ah know
fra Owdham cops thee dom .it."
The Life of Bells.
Comparatively few people know
that ringing a bell ruins it. That
is, a bell has a definite length of life,
and after so many blows will break.
A 900 pound bell, struck blows of
178 foot pounds of force, broke
after 11,000 blows. A 4,000 pound
bell broke after 18,000 blows of 350
foot pounds force. A steel composi
tion bell weighing 1,000 pounds
broke after twenty-four blows of
150 foot pounds, but its makers said
it was calculated for a lighter blow.
, Korea1 Daily News. , t
Pure Jersey Milk
25c per Gallon
Geo. M. Putegnat.
Wheels bought, sold, rented and
repaired. Brownsville Undertak
ing Co. Telephone 123.
DR. C. H. THORN
S8T"Office opposite The Herald.
FRONTIER LUMBER CO.
Sells Sash. Doors, Blinds, Paints and
All Kinds of Builders' Supplies tk
SAIso, Complete Line of WALL PAPER and Other In
terior Decorations. Repressnts Four Leading
Wall Paper Alanufacturers
E. H. GOODRICH, President lohnMcAllen, Jose Celaya, L T. Ptyoi
JOHN McALLEN, Vice President Misuel Fernandez, Jr.
J. G. FERNANDEZ, Cashier E.H. Goodrich, O.C. Sander, I. a.Farundo
E. A. McGARY, Assistant-Cashier.
J JL U U 1 1 JUXJLUIO
Our stock of toilet necessities was never more complete than
now. The first time you come to our drug store ask to look
SSX d WILLMAN'S PHARMACY Hyj,
the moment, but ft con.
vice you that phone 40. Mail and Phone Orders we can serve
you better than p, u Attended To. & A anyone else.
We are doing everything in
our power to make this the best and most convenient drug
store for you to trade with. Special messenger service.
and BILLIARD PARLOR
finest Irenes f
SOLE cAGENT SAN 64NTONIO XXX BEERj
THIS SPACE RESERVED FOR THE
Eagle Drug Store
WATCH FOR THEIR AD.
LA FR O NTERIZA
JOSE BESTEIRO Sb BR.O.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS. IN
Dry GoodSj Notions, Shoes, Hats, Ready Made Clothing,
Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods and Jewelry
OLD BARREDA STAND
Brokerage and Commission
Carry Stock of Corn, Oats, Potatoes, Onions,
CementandLime. Butter and Cheese on Cold Storage
THE REMINGTON OIL ENGINE
is a good sound business investment, cheapest and most re
liable power for farming, shop, saw mill, hoisting, irrigating,
and marine use. You can generate electricity at less than two
cents per killowatt hour, or for one cent you can run ten 16
candle power lamps for one hour, including interest and depre
ciation. Combine with one or more of your neighbors, and put in a
plant that wjll supply you all with light and power. No extra
insurance, no danger, no trouble, if you use THE REMINGTON
OIL ENGINE. ft '
Write for catalogue "C" stating what work you want the
eugine to do.
Remington Oil Engine Co., 41 Park Row, New York
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