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D AILY HE RALD. VOL. XV. NO, 233 The lUgtfc Hardware for tie Rio Grande Valley at JU 1-JU We will give yot the best taa money can buy in THE BIRDSELL WAGON Avery Plows. Planet Jr. Cultivators. Send us your orders for these and other supplies for Engines. Water Sullies &. Heavy Machinery. We have the goods. The prices are right. The goods ore delivered. We Solicit, Your Business. E. H. CALDWELL Corpus Christi, Texas BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 1907. WAIEiWQRKS AND LECTRIC LIGHTS W. P. Bullock, the Consulting Engineer of Kan sas City, Tells The Herald Some interest ing Facts; About the Proposed Water- Electric Lighting Want for Brownsville. i HALLAAV COLONIZATION CO. OVER MERCHANTS NATIONAL BANK X1 Xl ft X1 XJ I Representing Lands From Corpus Christi to the Rio Grande JC7 rv". f-i "4S gj To Be Cool SINGLE COPIES, 5 CENTS And comfortable in these warm days, is a blessing-. ' WE ARE DISPENSING BLESSINGS, In the shape oi COOL NATTY SUITS at from $7.50 to $25. Fine Panama Hats, Straw Hats, Light weight Stetson Hats, Canvas Shoes, Ox fords, Shirts, Light-weight Underwear,-. Hose, Neckwear and the other necessities That Make Life Worth Living To be sure, "ASK YOUR FRIENDS." SPE Combe Buildi&g, Next to Postoffice Elipbett Street, Brownsville "Texas Beer for Texas People." No tetter beer is produced in the whole United States, than ( ALAMO BUTTLED BEER I You only have to try a Lottie to know it. Brewed and Bottled by Lone Star Brewing Go., San Antonio. Texas. It is probable that the citizens and taxpayers of Brownsville will soon be called upon to decide the question, whether the city should issue bonds and construct , a com plete combination S3stem of elec tric lights and waterworks, or whether wshouId continue to grant franchises to speculators for the soie purpose or nommg up a possible investor who would have tie money to invest. The views of The Herald are well known on this question. The welfare of Brownsville and its people has ever been the first thoughts in the movement to give our city those invaluable and es sential public works. The con struction of waterworks alone will double the value of all property here; it will reduce insurance rates 25 per cent, and it means the bet ter protection of property. But above all these, it means,purer wa ter for domestic purposes. It is a guardian that will keep away from osr homes the insidious germs of disease that now enter and carry away many of our loved ones. The editor of The Herai.d had the pleasure this morning of meet ing W. P. Bullock, the well known consulting engineerof Kansas City, Mo., who will meet the City Coun . . , cil Monday. Mr. Bullock is known over a wide section of the country, where he has been called to con sider municipal engineering prob lems. He has installed 21 water works systems in different parts of the country; and his success in dealing with difficult engineering problems, has placed his name in the foremost rank of electrical and hydraulic engineers of the United States. In the course of the interview Mr. Bullock said: "With an as sessed valuation of $2,00,0,000, the city conld issue $66,000 of 5 -per per cent ana also remove the 3-4 loss clause which "is now in the , ,vlll Kivc water ior ir rigating your lawns, sprinkling the streets, and will improve the healthfulness of the city. The taxes will be increased 2 1-2 mills for about two years then the plants will pay this, giving the citizen's the advantages of the utilities without incuriug any extra cost for street lighting and fire fighting, which under the franchise plan would be increased from year to-year as the city is enlarged. FORAKER MAKES SPEECH Tells Negro Ministers and Educat- or About Brownsville. Begins the Work of Collecting Negro . Votes to Make Strong His Fight for . the Republican Nomination for President. 40 year bonds, and these maybe sold at a lower rate of interest, or at a premium at this rate, and with this amount available the city could construct a suitable pumping plant 2 miles above town, with settling basins and duplicate pumping ma chinery, with about three miles of 8 inch and 5 miles of 4 inch cast iron mains, 40 fire hydrants, an elevated tank and tower to hold 80,000 gallons, .and an 'electric lighting plant also installed in the same power plant to furnish '30 Arc, and 2,000 incandescent lamps. These lamps and hydrants .under the franchise plan would cost the city over $5,000 per year. The in terest on the bonds would only cost the city $3,300 per year and the city would have the receipts from the sale of water and lights to defray the cost of operation and. to pay tbis$3-,300. The value of a waterworks" system is too' we'll j known to need discussion, since it will reduce the insurance about 30 -X-enia, Ohio, 0.,June 20. 1 the precence of the leading clergy men and educators of the African Methodist Episcopal Church this afternoon at Wilberforce College, Senator J. B. Foraker entered ful ly into the discussion of matters developed by the Senatorial invest igation of the Brownsville shoot ing. The occasion was the forty fourth annual commencement of the Wilberforce College. Senator Foraker commenced, his speech by referring 1o his last visit to Wilberforce in 1885, twenty two years ago. He reviewed the events of this period of both local and national character. In . this connection he spoke of the Spanish American War and the acquisition of the insular possessions as well as of the great industries and pow ers as a Nation. He gave the color ed people of the country credit for having contributed their fair share in the accomplishment of, all these 'great results and . congratulated them upon the success they had achieved. After speaking of the political leaders of twenty years ago he paid a warm, tribute to the lafe President McKinley- and said. All that time President Roose velt was barely known to the Atuer ican people, but he, too, had been laying the foundations broad and deep'upon which lie was to build that remarkable character that has enabled him not only to be Presi dent of the United States, but to fill trie whole world with the fame of His deeds." He spoke of the part taken-by the colored soldiers in theSpanish American War, declaring "no braver troops bore their flag to 'victory in that contest than . the Ninth and Tenth Cavalry and the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth Infantry. They were represented on every firing line and some or them perished in the very clash of arms. They died fighting side by side with white soldiers, and. as it Svas in Cuba.so was it in the Phil ippines: Whenever there was hard service to be entered or dan-. genius' duty 'to be pcrfjrmed they were present and' did their fulH Little drops of water, Little trains eCwiZ tTKake the farmer wealthy" OntheHjio Grasde. San Benito Land & WaterCo. A GOING CONCERN. Twenty Miles of Canal completed. , zAny quantity- of Land you want from a Town Lot to a thousand acres. t ' WE ORE ON THE tTKAIN LINE tf St. L. B. R,.-nf . . At SAN BENITO, formerly BESSIE; OKMCERS: Alba Heywood. Pres.. W. H. Stenger. Vice Pres. and Geo. ilanastr E. F. Rowson. Treasurer; Sam Robertson. Secretary. DIRECTORS: Alba Heywood. O.W.Heywood. W. Scott Heywood. WjH.-stenter,, Sara Robertson, E. F. Rqwsoh. R. I,. Eatts, v Before yon buy an acre, see E. F. Rowson & Co.. AGENTS FOB San Benito Lands and Town Lots,, Also Large Tracts for Investment Cheap Coleman Lindsey, San Benito Land and Water Company For Sale, Sugar Cane Land, Tropical Fruit Laud; Vegetable Lands in blocks of 20 to 160 acres, ON LARGEST IRRIGATION CANAL In the Brownsville 'District and near Railroad. share. They would not demand, any higher credit than their white comrades are entitled to receive. It would be injustice to them to give them any less credit.'' After discussing tha race pro blem at coasiderable length along h lines of his previous speeches, he took up the Brownsville matter, saying: 'The investigation has not been yet cpncluded. We have simply taken a recess. Whether there wilf be any further important testi mony no one knows. Because of this uncertainty I cannot predict what will be the ultimate result. All know, however, what has been accomplished." He explained that the. purpose of the investigation was: First, to give the men a chance to be. heard in their own defense?! Second, to fix the identity of the soldiers guilty of the shooring if any of them were guilty. Third, to ascertain and report all other important facts in the shooting which might be established. After recounting what had been brought out, all of which has been published, he said: 'Butj however,- it may, -be as to the question of guilt, the fact re- inains that the men have had chance to be heard in , their own.; behalf, to tell their own story, loi state their own defenee, and this they have done in a clear, man futile to establish the. truth. It may never be known who did the firing, but it will always be known that the men have at least had a chance to state their side of the case. If for what I have done in their behalf I am to be eliminated, from public Jife, as has been, pro claimed, then let it be known that I shall at least carry with me into private life the consoling satisfac tion of feeling that I have been rebuked for an action that I shall never regret, but always esteem as. creditable to my heart as a maa and to my sense of justice- and. duty as a public official." ALL WRONG- The Mistake is Made fay Many Browns, ville Citizens. Don'tmistake the cause of back ache. To be cured you must; know' the cause., It is wrong -to imagine relief is cure. Backache is kidney, ache. You must cure the kidneys. ' A Brownsville resident tells vqu how this can be done, f Sergt. J. V. Strait, retired XT. S. A., living on Fifteenth St.,. ! Brownsville. Texas, savs? "Tfnr- a., ., several years past I had trouble with' my kidneys. It took the. d this i frm f excessive and too frequent j passages ot the kidney secretions. : t r i i . , x un.eu iiau io get up lour or eve times during the night to urinate. I tried different remedies, but found no relief from any of them, until I got Doan's Kidney Pills from J. L. Putegnat & Bro.'s straightforward way tbati reflects on them the highest credit ami has satisfied my roip(tvthat they ; are the victims' of an injustice that has no precedent in the history of trm American Armv. , i I . do not question the good laith ,ur u& . 5lore- Betore .1 nad taken i- . t t Tj, . r . t- . 1 r 1 1 . 1 - . , oi ine xresiaent or or me oecreta ry pi War, but when Iiooktd a he reports of Major B'dckbom ant: General Garlington and the te'sti mony I felt that if it was uuen tional or not, he had been mfslec . rejt that the xnen had vnot been . one -box of- this medicine the ac tion of the kidneys had Income quite normal and regular. . rom this, experience I believt that Doan's Kidney Pills will cure any body afflicted with kidney troubl-s. For sale by all dealers. Price 50 that thev had been nermittprT t f -.tc Unctor.w;uim r "RiiSaln say in thir own behalf had been) New York, sole agents for the -wrongfully denied any. credence! United States whatever. Remember the naine4 Doan's The investigation may prove. and. take no other. "