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The Brownsville Herald.
OFFICIAL COUNTY AND CITY JOURNAL Jesse O. Wheeler, Proprietor. Consolidated in 1893 with the Daily Ccs mnnnlitan which was published in Brownsville, for sixteen years. Entered at the PostofEce. 6rown3ville. as second-class matter. Texas Terms of Subscription: Daily: Published every evening ex ept 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 Mitamoros, "Mexico: One crsy one year """ - One copy sir months ' Weekly : Published Saturday,; by rnVl postpaid to any point in thejUnitea States, Mexico or Canada. One copy one year J1.50 One opy six months 75 One copy three months 50 Subscriptions invariably due and pay able in advance. .'B.dvertising' rates on application. Makes all checks payable to JESSE 0. WHEELER. TUESDAY. JULY 16, 1907 THE ALTERNA TIVE. "What! Give away a franchise for a waterworks and eleccric light system for " Brownsville for fifty years! Give away such a valuable "franchise as that absolutely free, and for half a century! Why, it Is simply preposterous!' ' This string of exclamations fell 'from the lips of a certain prominent capitalist from the North, who has -made considerable investments in -this section,:in conversation , with a. Herald representative a few - days ago, when he was told that a ' firm in Jkouisiaua had asked the "city for the said franchise for that vterm of years, and intends to ask if or it again, in the event of the failure to carry the election for a bond issue for the said - utilities. "Why,"' he added, "such i franchise is worth at least a hun - i dred thousand dollars. Private -corporations owning water and light systems all over the country have grown immensely rich - through their profits on these enterprises, --snd men who know wnaf mere is Sto be made.qut of them are willing Jtc.pay well .for such franchises. It wouldt be, utter, folly for the city of Brownsville to give away such an -extremely valuable franchise for -nothing, . merely for the asking, when, by advertising and putting vhe franchise up .at auction, it -could bessold: at a large figure, V . This view of the question which is by far the most important thing before the people of Brownsville today is 'called to the attention-of the local readers of Thb Herald, "for the purpose of warning them ; as to; what they will have to expect in the event of the election on the question of issuing bonds to build a" waterworks and light system '--Being aeteatea. ihe herald is "well aware that a few of our leading citizens prefer that these utilities should be built -and owned by a private corporation, instead of by fthe city. No doubt some of thes: -advocates of private ownership are honestly convinced that it is really -the best plan. But Thb Herald does not believe that any honest minded citizen of Brownsville would opp se the bond issue, if he really and fully comprehended the -actual situation which 11 will con f rent Brownsville in the event of its "defeat. As matters now stand, should the bond issue be defeated, the only alternative that presents itself, in order to secure waterworks and Sights which every sane resident "of Brownsville must now realize to be an absolute necessity is to grant a franchise for these utilities to some private corporation. After four years of delay, waiting vainly 3Tor private, corporations to do the work, with, the most liberal of franchises from the city, it hard ly seems possible that our people could be so foolish as to prefer to put itself again into the hands, of -another franchise operator, who .may keep us waiting another -eternity. Even if The Herald were not convinced that municipal ownership is better than private ownership, it could not under stand how any citizen can, desire to ' defeat the bond issue, which will I construction of a water and light system, and tie the city up again with another" franchise. Particularly is 'it difficult to understand how any sensible per son can oppose the bond issue with a view to giving the franchise to the Louisiana company which is asking for it, when the said company prefaces its very modest petition by the statement that it will not touch the franchise for less than fifty years. Do the opponents of the bond issue suppose for a moment that the city is going to give away, one of its most valuable assets for. a term of fifty years a lifetime lease on a fran chise that will be one of the big gest money -making enterprises in the state within a few years after it is put into operation? The Herald does not believe that any member ofthe city council could have the face to consent to do the city such a wrong. Yet this is the alternative that confronts us, if .the bond issue is defeated. IN MEMORIAM Sketch of the Life and Work of the Late Rev. Father C J. Smith, 0. M. J. Rev. Christopher J. 'Smith was born in 1851 in the Diocese of Ot tawa, Ont., Canada. He received his whole classical and theological education in Ottawa College, con ducted by the Oblates of Mary Im maculate. Even before his ordina tion to the priesthood, which took place in 1875, he became a mem ber of the faculty of that foremost institution of learning, which was raised in 1889 to the rank ef University. As a teacher, Father Smith displayed that thoroughness and conscientious attention to duty which distinguished him through life. His next field of labor was in Lowell, Mass., but the damp cli mate of New England did not agree with him, owing to his de licate constitution. Therefore, in 1886, he was transferred to St. Mary's Church, San Antonio, Tex For seventeen years, as pastor of that large and flourishing parish, he spent himself, with admirable and untiring zeal and devotion. for the welfare of his. flock who reciprocated his fatherly care for their spiritual uplifting by the most cordial affection. In 1898, his religious brothers, .the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, of the United States Province, chose him as their delegate to re present them at the general chapter i9f their congregation held in Rome that same year. In 1903 Ottawa University honored him with the title of Doctor of Divinity. At the .same time his superiors showed the high esteem in which they . held him, because of his learning and his virtues by appointing him su perior and. director of the San An tonio Theological Seminary, an educational institution for the clerical formation of young aspir ants to the lofty dignity of the Catholic priesthood. A more ac complished model of all priestly virtues could hardly have been found anywhere. Meanwhile he was the confidant and private se cretary of the Rt. Rev. Bishop of San Antonio, who had for him the highest regard in common with all the priests of his diocese. It was with the keenest regret that his ordship and his faithful collabor ators saw, the. removal of Rev. Father Smith iri 1904 to .the Vic- arate of Brownsville; His work here is well known by all. After two years of strenuous effortsior the spiritual betterment of his charges, he was appointed superior of the Oblate Community at Eagle Pass, at the end of ast December. It was there that, on the 14th inst., he was suddenly, though not unpreparedly called by his loving Master to enter into his rest and receive the reward of a ife unsparingly spent in honoring him and doing good to all. Father Smith's uppermost object in lite was .tne sanctification of souls, the spiritual temples not made byvhands wherein God loves to abide. ' 'Eor the temple of God faithful asseable to worship and partake of heavenly gifts. Witness St. Mary's Church in San Antonio, which he enriched with three magnificent white marble altars, aud adorned with artistic stained glass windows and statuary. He had planned similar improvements for the stately Church of the Im maculate Conception in this city, but was unable to fully carry them out, partly through lack of time and also because he was asked to bend his energy to the piomotion of other works. Though, his resi dence in Eagle Pass was limited to a few months, he managed to pur chase a beautiful new gothic ltar for the.church, to set back of it.a stained glass rose- window and., to renovate the whole sactuary. Father Smith was a great lover of music, even a composer and no mean performer. But he limited his efforts to sacred melodies. Pos sibly a few only knew of . these at tainments, because of his great modesty Under a rather stern appearance, Father Smith had a golden heart He was one, among the few, who gain on a more intimate acquaint ance because of his ARE YOU Then you certainly have not used ''ANTI-CORFU" "ANTI-CORPO" ii a harmless remedy and iss is soui unucra posiuve guarantee t red uc FAT ci money decjc days 30 treatbo tjin-nn ittl 3 ANTI-CORPU' redacts (his smelted tfam. achandaaba Sucerflaoird rat. ana tamslt into Dones, muscle and brain tlsines. FAT is notonhf tmty botdxngtrous ApopUrj, are great friends of Fat I oeoole. ' 'ANTl-CORPU" ' rate of 3 io 5 pounds auxek. TTosfar. I 1 tattan diet, noezerctsenecessarv. Ptei. l tantiotaxeanaatisolaUly harmless. Cans Uout and Rheumatism. $1.00 per bottle. ANTI-CORPU is not a stomach-wrectintr drnir or patent medicine. It is made absolutely out of vegetaDie matter only ana is pertectly harmless. ..:t- 1CIS maae m tne s&ape 01 a triturate and is UprigatneSS pleasant and easy to take.- It is endorsed by j . ... . i- . TT wjaiaans ana scientists ail over me united and truly Sterling Virtues- He Was States as the only sure and safe Anti-Fat kind and forbearing. ' 'The patient "aoti-corpc- reduces double chin. fat hips n : v.-,. .i . . , iuiuiiaijujaraia. .uatcs uuu complexion clear, man IS better than the Valiant, and and healthy, and the skin close-fittinc and free irom wnnKies. he who ruleth his spirit than he that takes cities." May the I,ord grant him a place of refreshment, of light and peace. A Friend A solemn high mass of requiem for the repose of the soul of the late Rev. Father C. J. Smith, O. M. I., will be held at the Catholic Church Wednesday at 8 a. m., at which his lordship, the Right Rev ered Bishop Verdaguer, will offi ciate. All friends of the late Father Smith are invited to be present. FAT Deonle reduced bv ANTI-CORPU da not become fat again. SOLD UNDER A GUARANTEE. ' ANTI-CORPU" is euaranteed to be absolutely narmiess ana to reauce tat irom 3 to 5 pounds a weeicor munky BACK, we are a corooration and perfectly responsible. Price $1 per bottle. Ask your druggist for it. but take nothimr else "iust as cood." or we will mail it to you (postage prepaid) on receipt of price. We will send a sample bottle on re- jn KH ceiptot 10 cents to pay for postage and packing, if you will mention that you saw the Ad. in this uaDer. The samnfc alone may be sufficient to reduce you to. the weight desired. ESTHETIC CHEMICAL Desk 2; CO., 511 Sixth Ave. New York. N.Y. THE IllfllffB tf0 an:l vou will JV JV- ' decide J:MV ChamberlainDowney ACADEMY. WASHWQT0.W STREET, BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS. Sfceger 6Bk Sons, tory Clark, " Krell-French AND OTHER. EXCELLENT BRANDS. Second-hand Pianos taken in Exchange American and -Mexican Mnsic. Vehicles, BuggiesrCaeVons, Phenix Safes Fox Typewriters. Nod HI Ll esto Gonzalez 0a Elizabeth Street. ooMsite Earfe IW W. LAMB, Manager Brownsville. Tm PROMPTNESS cAND LIBERALITY Capital ants ONAL BANK OF BROWNSVILLE $100,000.00 Depository Stock, S. Government, OFFICERS Will open its Fall Term Sept. 3, 1907, with greater facilities and mere teachers. APPLY TO MRS. C. C. FOSTER. r; tsii-- r-..- i Bakery John Thielen, Manager "Bread, Biscuit, Cakes, Etc., Made 'From Choicest Brands of Flour Elbafceth Street, Brownsville. Tex U.S. UPHOLSTERY CO. JEFFERSON STREET & POST WALL P. 0. Box 116 Brawnwille, Texas MASON APARTMENTS, targe cool' rooms. Two blocks west from depot on Levee street. BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS. F. W. Seabury TEXAS LAND Vffn ATTQPNEY-AT-LAW Rio Grande City, Texas pi actice in the District Starr, Hidalg. Zapst? Webb Connties. Courts and ii Xas os ..IFlaciones The public will find an extensive assortment of Dry Goods. Shoes, Hats, Jewelry and Saddles it prices -without competition at Las Dos Naciones, M. SAHUALLA (St, COMPANY Front of Market. is holy',"tfhrch"you are." Next he foundthiS"deIiffhts in beautifviner absolutely guarantee the immediate the house? :of :God , .wherein the 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 last cheap fertile farm land of in tne united Mates, lake your choice. 14,000 acres on the Rio Grande river, Brewster county $ 2.00 per acre 8,000 acres imp. ranch, Kimble county 2.25 per acre f. a, wo acres, valuable J" ranch, imp., abundant t water, Kerr county 2.50 per acre . Ann T 1 . .i,uuu acres, weoo co., . . alternate sections 3.00 ter acre 17,000 acre ranch, nrRR., Webb co 2.75 ner acre 30,000 acres, one of finest ranches in Kerr county, highly improved 3. 50 -per acre 40,000 acres on R. Grande, magnificent ranch.-. . 3.50 per acre 3 860 acres, partly irrisi- tea, onidanonver.ime improvements 5.00 ner acre 2,214 acres on Nueces. river. McMullen co. . . 5.00 ner acre lUjUiiu acres on jeona river, agnculturdl.open land 6.00 per acre ou uuu acres uimmitt ana LaSalle counties, near Woodward land 7.00 per acre 21 , 500 acres n ear Encinal , magnificent land 6.50 per acre ou,uuu acres open Diacs sandy, well improved, artesian" water, Mc Mullen county- 6.50 oer acre iJU acres iNueces val ley, near Cotulla 7.50 per acre it,uuu acres DiacJc, ga . farm land, 12 mnes of railroad, Bee county. . 8.00 per acre 22,000 acres chocolate loam, on R. R., 95 per cent agricultural, La- Short Order Restaurant I soiS,Jr;,: road runs through it. . 8.00 per acre S5.000 acres, R. R. runs through, 9S per cent agricultural 10.00 ner acre 47,000 acres Nueces co., black and chocolate - loam, railroad: 10.00 per acre I'FfWtTTX? T TI T T T U TTtltTf 1 T. A. KINDER, Axtomey-at-Law. Combe Building, BR.OWNSVILNE, TEX. E. H. GOODRICH, President lohaafcAUen, JowCelaya. LT P., a, JOHN McALLEN, Vice President ace, Fcma ' j. vx. ptnosiAtiuaZ, Cashier E.K. Goodrich, O.as-cJ.i.aFsrMa, a. a.. OicGARv, Assistant-Cashier. ' C7 n n t.sj ix.sj i;j L:3 D5S3 v( TOTLETSUPPLIES I 81 . r-i 18 X- ?nUISt Vf? necessities was neyer more complete than now. ine iirst time vnn mmo tn -.,. , . , . - uiuS ature ass to lOOK "1AKWAU of anything at fi --2- .. but it will con- Mall sod Phone Orders we can serve jt: a JZZ Promptly Attended To. anyone else. not be in need WILLMAN'S the. ' moment, r ryLt vice you tnat Pnofle 4, you Deiiertnan our power to make this the best and store tor you to trade with. everytmngr in most convenient druc Special messenger service. WHOLESALE DEALERS IN Dry Goods, BooLs ($& Winchester Arms , Ammunition wnoiesaie and Retail Dealers in Lumber, Shiagles, Doors, Sash, Binds and Builders" Hardware DDminunm v t ... un.vfyiwvUyL,B,, l&A. 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