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The Brownsville Herald.
CONDENSED STORIES. OFFICIAL COUNTY AND CITY JOURNAL, Jesse O. "Wheeler. Proprietor. Consolidated in 1803 with the Dafljr Cos- mrtfini;t.in which was oublisnea in Brownsville, for sixteen years. Entered at the Postoffice. Brownsville. Texas 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 Slatamoros, T&exico: One c:iy one; year f-VV . One copy sue months J-uu t WEEKLY: Published Saturday, by mail postpaid to any point in the JJnited -States, Mexico or Canada. . - One copy one year T...fiiiU One opy six months .75 One copy three months .50 Subscriptions invariably due and pay able in advance. Advertising rates on application. Makes all checks payable to JESSE O. WHEELER. WEDNESDAY. MAY 15. 1907. An Occasion When the Bishop Score a Complete Failure. . Bishop - Talboil, for years the "cowboy bishop," of Wyoming Idaho, but novr bishop of centra I Pennsylvania, often found himself faced by unusual problems' in Iii? life in the pioneer west. -Here is one of the host of amusing ones described by him in his recently published book of reminiscences. "My People of the Plains :! TEXAS LAND Homes for a million Do you want one? Life may be a struggle for you and yours, Get a new start in Texas., Get on the land. The lest cheap fertile farm. land in the United States. Take your choice. 14,000 acres on the Eio Grande river, Brewster cpuntj- . $ 2.00 per acre S,000 acres imp. ranch, Kimble county 2.25 per acre S,000 acres, valuable ranch, imp., abundant water, Kerr countv.-. . -J.5U per acre 21,000 acres, Webb co., o.UU per acre alternate sections i ii i - r 1 17,000 acre ranch, nrER Xll, IUB UlObB Ui OUe OJ. UlS IUUUL- WaM 9 nor norp ......... r ings a man wno was lcnown as tne 30,000 acres, one ot finest 'i.nlnnf.l't.Wtn l.im mtb- ranches in Kerr county, r ... ' r.J improved...... 3.50 per acre x ouumu hixkj iu nan. juu u iv.i mo.OUO acres on K. Uranae, questions if you do not object It is doubtful whether the anti uass law, prohibiting newspapers from accepting railroad transporta Hion in exchange for advertising is nnctitiitinnnl. Such exchange is assuredly for value received, and Mti Iif tin more illegal than for a publisher to accept any other com nodity as payment for space in his Tjaper. But. as the fines imposed for violation of the law are exces $ive, it is not likely that any pub Sisher or railroad will violate it in order to make a test case. The fact hst nearlv everv member of the ilegislature that made the law trav eIed on a pass, while at tne same time drawing his mileage from the state treasury, makes the act ap pear inconsistent and unjust- 'piece of spite work," as some pa lters have called it. - "The enterprising little city of "Xingsville has a system of water works. Brownsville should be ashamed to allow a town of only -one thousand population to surpass &er in this respect- There is hope, Srowever, that this town will soon siave a system of both water-works and electric lights, and then our citizens need no longer hang their &eads when the subject of water tworks is mentioned. A lemon tree that bore three thousand fine lemons and a seven- year-old tangerine orange tree mch yielded a thousand oranges last season, on the Kenedy ranch in upper Cameron county, speak plainly , as to the possibilities of citrus fruits in this section. The city that allows its oppor tunities to slip from its grasp is as sanfortunate as the individual who does so. Many a town has had its entire career utterly ruined by fail ure to act in time when some im portant subject of public interest arose. EaV5iondvii,i.U is to have a 400- -acre nursery and will plant two iiundred acres in Magnolia figs in order to secure one of the Carpen er fig preserving plants. Things do move in this section- magnificent ranch 3.50 per acre 3 860 acres, partly irriga ted, on .Llano nver.hne improvements 5.00 per acre 2,214 acres on Nueces . river. McMulIen co. . . 5.00 per acre 10,000 acres on I,eona nrer, agncultural.open land 6.00 per acre 30'000 acres Dimmittand LaSalle counties, near Woodward land 7.00 per acre 1 21,500 acresnear Encinal, magnificent land b.ou per acre 30,000 acres open black sandy, well improved, artesian water, Mc MulIen county 6.50 per acre 14,200 acres Nueces val ley, near Cotulla 7.50 per acre 16,000 acres black, good farm land, 1Z miles ot railroad, Bee county. - 8.00 per acre 22,000 acres chocolate. loam, on R.R., 95 per cent agricultural, La- Salle county S.OO per acre 50,000 acres, artesian, hichlv developed, rail road runs through it. . S.OO 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-KIRKPATRICK CO. HICKS RLDG SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS New Millinery Store. HATS, DRESS MAKING FANCY AND PLAIN SEWING. The Misses G. ViHareal Sisters Washington Si, near corner of 12th A. J. McGovern & Co., FANCY GROCERIES. Opposite Miller Hotel. PHONE 146 "DO YOU THINK MT WIFE WTLTj get in?' " 1 shall be only too glad to an swer them if I can, colonel. Please proceed "'Well, bishop, do you think my wife is a good woman?' THE FAIR Branch House of "El Globo" One of the best I have ever Hosiery, Underwear, Umbrellas known.' "Do you think she is a Chris tian?' "If she is not I should doubt whether any of us could be so considered.' "'Well, now, do you think she will make it?'" " How is that colonel ?' I asked. " Do you think my wife will get mr' Still determined not to appear to divine his meaning, I said, 'Ex cuse me, colonel, but please explain.' u simply mean this, bishop, do Handkerchiefs, Laces, Embroideries, Ribbons, Lace Cui tains. Garza Proprietors 5 Mercantile and Topographical Map S OF THE CITY OF BROWNSVILLEjj you think that St. Peter will let the ForgSale by Louis Kowalski at old lady pass through the pearly 30 Cents Each. gates ?' " 1 have no doubt of it, colonel.' "Then you think that you can guarantee that she will get in?' So far as my opinion is worth anything, I cannot for a moment. question it Well, then, if that is so I do not think I shall be confirmed. In fact, I do not see that I need to be. You see, bishop, it is just this way: If the old lady gets in and they lock the door against the old man Wheels bought, sold, rented and she will simply raise Cam until she repaired. Brownsville Undertak RACYCLE AGENCY ing Co. Telephone 123 Delivered the Goods. The late Senator M. S. Quay jf Pennsylvania kept all the letters iris constituents wrote to him ask 5ng; For favor-s. He had stacks of them when his last great fight for the Senate came along. Then he sorted out the letters, .eliminating those from people who were dead and on the back of each letter wrote: "Dear John or Bill: Do you re--raember when you wrote me this letter and do you remember that I did what you asked? I want your fielp now in my fight for the Sen ate. Can I have it?" v "The politicians in Pennsylvania say those letters, mailed to the ori ginal senders with Quay's request on the backs of them, had as much as any one thing to do with Quay's winning his fight. Saturday Ev ening Post. Denver is to entertain fifteen Na Clonal conventions during the com Scg summer. The average valuation of the pa- er money printed daily by Uncle Sam totals over $3,000,000. gets me let in. And she's sure to succeed "It was in vain that I tried to convince him of the futility of such an argument. His faith in his wife's 'influence was too strong to be shaken by anything I could allege." Interviewing Rockefeller. Jules Hedeman, -journalist, of France, was sent by his paper, the .ftlatin, to interview John D. Rocke feller when the latter was at Com piegne last summer. "Mr. Rocke feller," said,II. Jules, "I desire to interview you." "Ah!" replied Mr. itocKeieiier. , "l desire to ask you some questions about yourself and receive answers therefor" said M. Hedeman. "I desire to dis cover if many of the things said about you are true' Mr. Rockefel ler pondered. At last he said: "I have heard it charged that I am so stingy 1 will never take a cab. This is not true, for if you will observe SielJIirl! seAeJtend t0 U. S. UPHOLSTERY CO. JEFFERSON STREET & POST WALL P. O. Sox 116 Brownsville, Texas Proved Her a Flirt. Senator Penrose at the dedica tion of Pensylvania's splendid cap- ltol at Harnsburg said of a certain speech that had been made at a pri -vate dinner before the dedicator ceremonies: "That speech was pregnant "with meaning. It revealed in every sen fence its author's character. Brief and full and illuminating, it re minded me of the beautiful youncr lady who murmured to herself one afternoon" as she paused uncertainh on a street corner: " What a bore"! For the life oi me I catffe remember whether IVi Table Set With the best the Market to meet Morris in uasker street or Aitords. Tasked in Morris 'street Raymondvffle, - - Texas. Union Bakery John Thielen, Manager Bread, Biscuit, Cakes, Etc., Made From Choicest Brands of Flour Elbabeth Street, Brownsville, Tex The Kimball House Rates $1.50 per day W. 0. Coleman, AGENT San Benito Land Co. FOR SALE, Sugar Cane Land, Tropical Fruit Land, Vegetable Lands, la Blocks of 20 to 160 Acres, On Largest Irrigation Canal IN THE BROWNSVILLE DISTRICT - AND NEAR RAILROAD. Ihe Metropolitan Only Upto-Date Short Order Restaurant In the City. Regular Meals 25c SPECIALTY IN LUNCHES FOR TRAVELERS. Furnished Rooms 50c and 75c. J. A. CL0ETTA, Proprietor. Next to Crixell Saloon, Brownsville, Texas Gulf Coast Line Nurseries Kfngsvllle, Texas. Everything in trees, plants and vines to develop Horticulture m this new semi-tropic Texas that is, everything of certain adapta bility as to sort and variety. Almost all fruits succeed here, but only in certain special varie ties or grafted on special roots. We handle these only. Write for Catalog and Price List. 1 MllEJfi- PIANOS. Steger Sons, Story & Clark, Krell-French AND OTHER. EXCELLENT BRANDS. Second-hand Pianos taken in Exchange. American and Mexican Music. Vehicles, Buggies, Carriages, Wagons, Phenix Safes For Typewriters. Modesto Gonzalez 0a Elizabeth Street, opposite Eagle Drag Store, J. W. LAMB, Manager Brownsville, Texas r LANP FOft 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. THE 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. cAttorney at Law..... Successor to Powers & Maxan, Powers & Wells, Wells & Rentfro Wells, Rentfro & Hicks, Wells & Hicks. Wells. Stayton & Kleberg. I buy and sell Real Estate and investigate land titles. A complete abstract c. all dtles of record in Cameron County, Texas. Practice in all state and federal courts, when especially employed. J,and Litigation and corporation practice. PROMPTNESS qAND LIBERALITY The Merchants' NATIONAL BANK OF BROWNSVILLE Capital Stock, $100,000,00 U. S. Government Depository 0 d& OFFICERS DIRECTORS E. H. GOODRICH, President fohaMsAHen, ose Celaya, I T. Fr.-m JOHN McALLEN, Vice President Mleuel Fernanda, jr. J. Q. FERNANDEZ, Cashier E.K. Goodrich, O. C. SaaJrr. I. Q. Ftrxxai. j E. A. MCGAR.Y, Assistant-Cashier. UK m T T T71 m f1 TT T-T -r r -r-i & I I Our stock of toilet necessities was never more complete than now. The first time you come to our drug store ask to look not bTin need WILLMAN'S tne moment, - vice you that 49. Mail asd Pfcoae Orders we can serve you better than ppUy Attended To. anyone else. We are doing 3 everything in our power to make this the best and most convenient Arno- nwAniu you will but it will con- store for you to trade with.S Special messenger service. J. W. HANCOCK Finest Assortmnent of Furniture Ever Brought toj 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 A. GOLDAMMER CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER . Plans, and Specifications Fur nished on Short Notice 1 J. S. M. H. CROSS, Dry Goods, Books (Sh Shoes Winchester Arms Ammunition Wholesale and ReaO Dealers in Lumber, Shingles, Doors, Sash, Binds and Builders Hardware BROWNSVILLE, TEX. MATAMOROS. MEX. MASON APARTMENTS, !Lrge cool rooms. Two blocks west from depot on Levee street. BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS. T. A. KINDER, Attorney-atvLaw. Combe Building, BROWNS ViL , TEX. Dr. V. P. ARMSTRONG SURGEON BrovfnsviHe . . Texa Mafomoros 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 Eagfaes and Pnmps a Specialty. I a i