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The Brownsville Herald.
CONDENSED STORIES. OFFICIAL COUNTY AND CITY JOURNAL Jesse O. Wheeler, Proprietor. Consolidated in 1893 with, the Dailr Cos mopolitan which was published m Brownsville, for sixteen years. Entered at the Postoffice. BrownsvUI'. Texas 1 as second-class matter. Terms of Subscription: Daily: Published every evening ex cept Sunday, daily by mail postpaid to anv point in the United States, Mexico or Canada, or delivered by carrier to any part of Brownsville, Texas, or Matamoros, QlexiCO t eci An , One cny one year- , - One copy six months - - -uu Weekly :-Published Saturday, by mstil -postpaid to any point in the United States, Mexico or iuiu. - One copy one year v' ,r One upy six months. ' j rvmir tTirpp months 50 Subscriptions invariably due and pay able in advance. advertising rates on application. Hakes all checks payable to JESSE O. WHEELER. MONDAY, MAY 13, 1907 LAID AT THE DOOR OB THE TRUST. The increasing: number of rail rroad accidents is now attributed by sorae to the fact that the rails sold by the trust that controls this in dustry have deteriorated in quality since competition was eliminated In various instances it has been obund that broken rails were the cause of such accidents, and in jrecent editorial on the subject the ScientificAmerican did not hesitate to hint .that the inferior quality of sails was probably responsible for vthe numerous railroad disasters "Which have resulted in such great destruction of human life within jrecent vears. If the charge be atrae, that the lives of the hundreds of thousands who travel on Amer ican railroads are being jeopardiz ed to swell the already enormous jfortunes of the steel monopolists, it is enough to arouse the ire of every honest man against that stu pendous organization, known as the United Steel Trust. ""I intend to buy or build "koine at Brownsville, "but will wait awhile to see whether the feiwn is going to have water-works and sewers and electric lights This remark, made today by a re nt comer in Brownsville, is but -one of many similar expressions on the same subject. The town abso lately cannot progress any further without these utilities, and . the sooser our people realize this fact, and go to work to secure them, -tire better. Those planters who use too "-much water, just because they can --set it. are .often worse off than those who suffer from drouth They not only drown tneir crops but sometimes ruin their land by letting the water stand on it too long. Seldom has the birth of a baby "been greeted with such great ac claim as that which hailed the birth ? the fust born of King Alfonso and Queen Victoria of Spain, last Friday. The little boy who first saw the light in old Madrid that cEsjr is destined, sho.uld he live, to vzsxr one of the oldest and proud es crowns of Europe'. The little town of Rogers, Tex as, with only three thousand pop ulation, is bravely building a wa iierworks system. Yet Brownsville, "with between 7000 and 8000 popu lation hesitates to undertake it. Guatemala has apologized and .STexico has withdrawn her request tor the extradition of Gen7Lima, xmd the war cloud that was lower iajjover those two republics has Seen dispersed. 7?alfurrias is to have a cement "block plant, in which the owners will all be residents of that town. 5ood for the enterprising people of Falfurrias. The special session of the legis lature ended Saturday, after enact cag: a" number of very important Saws. Subscribe to -The Hereld. Letter Pleased Unc!e Jerry Rusk, bur It Wasn't Posted. Dr. Wiley, the expert chemist who has heen v,ery much in the limelight ever since the pure food agitation began, has been conncct edSvith the agricultural department for a good many years. This story of Dr. Wiley was related at the' cap-"-itol by one of his friends: ; Uncle Jerry Rusk of Wisconsin i had just been installed as secretary of agriculture at the opening of the Harrison administration, -so th story runs. Dr. Wiley brought letter to him to sign that he had "written, in ansVer-to.ayervimpeftii nent corresnoadnt:r.Wilers reply was humorously sarcastic. It TPV ACTA TVn" I W 11 I niarrtrtn Homes for a millioaDo you want oae? I " J WViVlilCtila AGENT "I AM GLAD TOU LIKE IT, MR. SECRETARY. removed tne cuticle irom ius vic tim's anatomy, but in very artistic. and delicate fashion. Uncle Jerry read the letter over and roared with laughter. Dr. Wilejrs face . fairly beamed with joy. He had evidently made a hit with the new secretary. 1 am glad you like it, Mr. Sec rotary' he said. H'm! Yes' said Uncle Jerry, picking the letter up again-and let ting out several short, jerky laughs as he glanced over its contents: very good indeed," he added, tear mg it into small bits and tossing them into a convenient waste- basket. "But, Mr. Secretary, I er stammered Dr. Wiley. "Oh, thaf s all right," replied Un cle Jerry, with a cheery smile. "It was a bully letter, all right. Now go back and write one we can send to that blamed fool." Washington Post. Raid Shocked Hoateas. There are many stories incident to the career of the late Eugene Field, who not only wrote songs for the children, but who was at times fond of practical jokes, which illus trate his inimitable humor. On one occasion he played tin un expected part at a dinner given in honor of himself and his wife, which, while it had its serious side, was made all the mere enjoyable by the grave deportment of Mr. Field lhe dinner was given by a lead ing L-'nicago iamily. When all were seated, Mr. Field repaired to tne pantry, only to return in a few moments with a dozen or more cost ly gold embroidered wineglasses, the property of the hostess, which, to her silent astonishment, he pro ceeded to hand over to each guest one by one, a souvenir of the occa sion. Great was the merriment when it was realized that the hostess had not contemplated parting with her cherished glasses, but Mr. Field was not yet content. Eeturning them to the pantry, by previous arrange ment with the butler he took up. a tray of old bottles and other broken glassware and, pretending to stum ble, dropped it on the floor, appar ently shattering the valuable wineglasses. The feelings of the hostess may be imagined, for it was some time before the real situation was under stood. To "Arrive." Mme. Calve in an interview that she accorded to a young woman journalist imputed her success to hard work. a There are many gooa voices' she said, "that the world will never hear because their owners are too indolent to develop them. "It is like the story of the farm er. -Lioplang up irom nis paper, the farmer said vehemently to his wife one night: "Do you know what Id have done if I had been Napoleon T xes, the woman answered. 'you'd have spttled'dojm in Corsica hnd spent your life grumbling about bad luck and hard -fames Life may be a struggle for you and yours. Gel a new start in Texas. Get oa the land. The last cheap fertile farm land in the United States. Take your choice. 14,000 acres on the Rio Grande river, .Brewster county 2.G0,per acre 8,000 acres, imprilranchV- 5XV. ranch, imp?, -abundant , - -. khltSL water, Kern.county.- . - 2.50;per.acre 21.000 acres, TWebb co.,! ; 'alternate, sections.. -3.00 per acre 17,000 acre ranch, nrBR:,-" Webb co ,. 2.75 per acre 30,000 acres, one. of finest ., ranches in" Kerr county- X"4'-"' highly improved...:.!. - 3.50 per acre 4 0,000 acres onR. Grande, magnificent ranch 3.50 per acre 3 860 acres, partly irriga- :ied.ottJ.Tano;river;fineJA; ' " improvements?. nu? -5.00,per-acre 2,214 acres' on Nueces"'"', river, McMullen co.1I' .5.00 pef acre 110,000 acres on Ieona river, agncultural.open land .'. . 6.00 per acre 30'000 acres Dimmitt and LaSalle counties, near Woodward land..:.. -7.00.per.acre 21,500 acres. near Encinal,- . ; -- magnificent land :. fi i J 6 J50 per acre 30,000 acres open black-,-". , ?3 sandy, -well lmproyedfj $i -J. artesian water,' "Mc- " Mullen county .. .Y?"6.50 per "acre 4,200 acres Nueces ,yal . . ley, near Cotulla. . .au'per acre 16,000 acres black,- good' - :'- ' -3: farmland, 12 miles of .j railroad, Bee county:-. 8.00 per acre 22,000 acres chocolate Jt , -i.- loatn, on K.E.., 95 per..- , cent agricultural.' La-1 " ' S:illecounty,..i .. 3?8:00 per acre 50,000 acres, artesjan, )i hisrhlv developed; rail- - road runs throuch it. . 8.00 per acre 85,000 acres, R. R. runs through, 9S per cent agricultural 10.00 per acre 47,000 acres Nueces co., black and chocolate loam, railroad 10.00 per acre THE ADAMS-KIRKPATR1CK C(L HICKS BLDG SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS San Benito Land Co. FOR SALE, iugaCane Land, Tropical Fruit Land, .5 -: ' Vegetable Lands. In Bftcfe of 20 to 1(50 "Acres, " On Largest Irrigation ykt-xt-' Canal . in the' brownsville' district and near railroad. New Millinery Store. HATS, DRESS MAKING . FANCY AND PLAIN SEWING. '-The Misses YiHareal Sisters Washington St, near comer of 12th A. J. McGovern & Co., FANCY GROCERIES, Opposite Miller Hotel. PHONE 146 THE THE FAIR Branch House of "El Globo" Hosiery, Underwear, Umbrellas, Handkerchiefs, Laces, Embroideries, Ribbons, Lace Curtains. A. Garza & Br., Proprietors New Brownsville Land Company J. Austin Strange, President, Waco, Texas. S. D. Hanna, Manager. Joe T. Bonna, Secretary. River Front and Artesian Lands. Any size tracts. Mercantile and Topographical Map S OF THE CITY OF BROWNSVILLE ForSale by Louis Kowalski at 30 Cents Each. LAMP FQH SALE Farms and Ranches Tracts of 40 and 50 acres and upward to suit pur chasers. Situated near Brownsville. Suitable for Truck and Sugarcane, Cot ton, Corn, Etc. Address, BOX BROTHERS, ISABEL, TEXAS, or phone with instructions to have message delivered. PIANOS. TEGER ( SONS, STORY, CLARK, KRELL-FRENCH Second-hand Pianos taken in Exchange. American and-Mexican Music. VEHICLES. Buggies, Carriages, Wagons, Phenix Safes Fox Typewriters'. Modesto Gonzalez On Elizabeth Street, opposite Eagle Dn Store, J. W. LAA1B, Manager Brownsville, Texas til I RACYCLE AGENCY Wheels bought, sold, rented and repaired. Brownsville Undertak ing Co. Telephone 123. JAMES B. WELLS cAttorney at Law Successor to Powers & Maxan, Powers & Wells, Wells & Rentfro Wells, Rentfro & Hicks, Wells & Hicks, Wells. Stayton & Kleberg? I buy and sell Reai Estate and investigate land titles. A complete abstract t-r all titles of record in Cameron County, Texas. Practice in all state and federal courts, when especially employed. Land Litigation practice. and corporation lhe Metropolitan Only Upt0'Date Short Order Restaurant In the City. Regular Meals 25c SPECIALTY IN LUNCHZS FOR TRAVELERS, Furnished Roocs S3s and 75e. J. A. CL0ETTA, Proprietor. Next to Crixell Saloon, Brownsville, Texas PROMPTNESS ctND LIBERALITY iPSPSP The Merchants' NATIONAL BANK OF BROWNSVILLE Capital Stock, $100,000.00 U.fS. Government Depository OFFICERS DIRECTORS E. H. GOODRICH, President toba McAlles, Joae Celay, h T. p.vo, JOHN McALLEN, Vice President SGanei Femacdej, jr. J. G. FERNANDEZ, Cashier E.H.QoalrIch, O.C.Sasdir.T.a.?isanda E. A, McGARY, Assistant-Casliier. TOILET SUPPLIES 11 Mr Our stock of toilet necessities was never more complete than now. The first time you come to our drug store ask to look ofbTin nS WILLMAN'S PHARMACY SfTnySgJ the moment, 1 w but it will con- vice you that Phone 48. Mail and Phone Orders we can serve you better than Attended To. & & anyone else. We are doing everything in our power to make this the best and most convenient drug store for you to trade with.S Special messenger service. J. W. HANCOCK Finest Asscrtmnent of Furniture Ever Brought to Brownsville and must be Seen to be Appreciated.! 'Everything in the Furniture Line at Right Prices" Iron Beds, Davenports, Dining Room Suites and in Fact Anything in the House furnishing Line can.be found at Hancock's U. S. UPHOLSTERY CO. JEFFERSON STREET & POST WALL O. Box 116 Brownsville. Texas Gulf Coast Line Nurseries KfngsvlHe, Texas. Everything in trees, plants and vines to develop horticulture in this new semi-tropic Texas that is, everything of certain adapta bility as to sort and variety. UniOn . BakerV Almost all fruits succeed here, ties or grafted on special roots. Bread, Biscuit, Cakes. Etc., Made We handle these only. Write for Catalog and Price List. rom Choicest Brands of Flour Elizabeth Street, Brownsville, Tex The Kimball House S Rates $1.50 per day Table Set With tne best lhe Market! Affords. Raymond vllle, - - Texas. A. GOLDAMMER CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER ,,rt Plans and Specifications Fur nished on Short Notice 11 J. S. M. H. CROSS. WHOLESALE DEALERS IN Dry Goods, Books (2b Shoes Winchester Arms Ammunition Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Lumber, Shingles, Doors, Sash, Binds and Builders9 Hardware BROWNSVILLE, TEX. MATAMOROS. MEX. MASON APARTMENTS, Large cool rooms. , Two blocks west from depot on Levee street. BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS. T. A. KINDER, Attorney-at-Law. Combe Building, BROWNS ViL E, TEX. Dr. V. P. ARMSTRONG SURGEON Brownsville . .-. . Ttxa Matamoros Hotel Meals Mexican Style Rooms and Meals $1.25 a day U. S. Cy. Guadalupe Gongzalez, Mgr. Matamoros. Mex. ' Ruhmann &Cook ....PLUMBERS.... Installation of Gasoline Eajiaes aad Panps a Specialty. i 7 4