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The Brownsville Herald.
OFF ICIAL COUNTY AN CITY JOURNAL Jesse O. Wheeler. Proprietor. Consolidated in 1893 with the Daflr Cos mopolitan which was published in Brownsville, for sixteen years. entered at the Postoffict. Brownsvilli Texas as second-class matter. WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 14. 1907 A' SPLENDID VICTORY! Not a single vote was cast against the bond issue that was voted on in Tuesday's election in Browns ville for the construction or, a water-works and electric light plant,' and an unusually large vote was polled in comparison with the votel usually cast in bond elections else where. This election is really a record breaker, as it is said by those who are posted on such things that it is the first time they Iiave ever known of a bond issue being carried without any votes whatever aeainst it. It was indeed a splendid victory, showing our people to be unanimously in favor of the up-building of the town, and that they realize that the sine qua non for the accomplishment of this is first of all the construction of water and light systems here. The HfiEAtD feels that it can not too highly commend the citi zens who have made this splendid victory possible by their energetic work in behalf of the bond issue. And it is gratifying indeed to know that there were so many earnest advocates of the measure. Even those who have been opposed .to municipal ownership have acted generously and magnanimously by coming forward and voting for the bond issue, showing thereby that they werebrbad-minded enough to- put their personal preferences aside 'srnrl imn in a move bv which the town will be supplied with those liighly essential improvements, water-works and electric lights. Such unanimity in regard to this vitally important matter bodes well for the future of our city. Itshows that, whateverttnay be our private or personal differences, we are one ' -when.it comes to the welfare of the town, a.'ud Swill work together- for its uo-building. A town whose citizens are a unit for its progress andjwho will- make sucn a stana "in its" behalf, as "was made in Brownsville yesterday, is bound to forge ,aheadfc.;anbV is . undoubtedly destined to-. become, one of the lead ing cities of the state. With the assurance pf4he. early. construction of water-works and electric lights in Brownsville, there hpfn the town a vista of f boundless improvement and ad vance. The Herald feels that it is not too sanguine when it pro phesies that within less than five years time Brownsville will have doubled in population, and within a. decade more it will be one of the largest cities in South Texas. With i T C l I 1. nC nlanfrinifTT rttl 1 fa .TUe n;5l liasil Ul ati.iui.iy v." streets and the first flow of an abundance of pure water through its mains, the pulses of the town will awaken to a new life that will carry ft forward by leaps and bounds. Its commanding position as the gateway between the repub lic of Mexico and the great empire of. Texas, near the mouth of one of the most important streams of fresh water in the South, will in", the course of time cause Brownsville to outstrip El Paso which occupies a similar position at the other end .of the Texas-Mexican boundary, and vastly superior advantages of climate and soil and nearness to the Gulf coast must make it a city -of far greater importance. With the phenomenal success that has crowned the efforts of our neoDle in the results of the elec- ;n fnr the bond issue, Greater - - Brownsville became assured. It will be a fact before the people r.ort realize it. And when Browns ville becomes a splendid city of 100.000 inhabitants flashing with :Ac nf lpctric lights, her Wiy i. i.au streets aglow with great arc lights j t.- no hnciness blocks lllU- auu iici i minated with thousands of incan- ,went lights, with flowing foun- f,;nc here and there, green lawns surrounding handsome homes, and pretty parks filled with magnificent shade trees made possible by the possesion of water, our people will look back and remember witn blessings the day when they voted unanimously for the bond issue to build the water ad light systems, without which none of these glories would ever have been possible. August 13, 1907 is indeed a red letter day in the history of Browns ville! ' Congratulate us! Wasn't it great! Not a single vote against the bond issue! Now, let us put our shoulders to the wheel and work for Greater Brownsville! Don't pay any attention to the little local, knocker. Greater Brownsville is on the way, and if the little knockers don't get out of the way, thev will be run over. The Shreveport streetcar syn dicate can now withdraw-its mag nificent deposit of $5,000 from the banks in Brownsville. Its loss will not very seriously affect the balance of either of tbose institutions, nor will Brownsville shrink much in weight on account of its removal. BIRTHDAY RECEPTION Mr. Turner Celebrates 8hL Anniversary at Galveston Ranch Engagement Announced. A reception was held by Mr. Josiah Turner at his home, the finlvpston Ranch, near Santa Ma ria. Saturday, the 10th. instant, that date being the 81sr. anniver sary of the birthday of the host Quite a number of guests gathered and took sincere pleasure in con gratulating Mr. Turner upon the happy occasion. Excellent music was rendered throughout the evening, adding much to the enjoyment of the guests. A light repast served refresh the guests, the menu en eluding tamales, cold boiled ham, cake, wine and lemonade. , The guests included Mesdafhes Teresa Champion, Ransom Klem ance, Mrs. Grace Longoria. Mrs Josephine Longoria, Mrs. J. W Canterberry of Monterey-j Mexico, Mrs. Ralph Tucker, Misses tola Xongoria andEIeanore Klemence, Messrs. Pedro longoria, James N. Tansom and many others. Mrs. Josphine Longoria assisted Mrs. Turner in the pleasant duties of entertaining. A very interesting feature of the occassion was the announcement by Mrs. Klemence of the engage .ment of her daughter, , -Miss Elean ore Klemence to Mr. Quintin Turner, the son of the host, the date of the marriage being set for Sept. 4 next. Felicitations for the betrothed pair were mingled with congratu lations for the host, and added to the happiness of the occasion. gix will recognize Ar buckles' Ariosa Coffee in the cup, any time, by the taste. That "taste" identifies it as the straight, pure Brazilian and distinguishes it fr?m the make - believe Mocha and Java, and sundry other mis branded or misnamed im postures. ' . The improvement in the quality 'of Arjosa is the natural consequence of our own com mercial development, and promises more for the future. Sold in a sealed package only, for your benefit. , JJW.VCKUB BROa. New York City. ? LLANO GRANDE LANDS -FOR SALE BY- jHallam CoIIonization Company JAMES B.WELLS cAttorney at Law.. it. Successor to Powers & Maxan, Powers & Wells, Wells & Reutfro Wens, Reritfro"& Hicks, Wells & Hicks. Wells. Stayton & Kleberg I buy and sell Reai Estate and investigate land titles. A complete abstract c- all titles of record in Cameron County, Texas. Practice in all state and federal courts, when especially employed. " Land litigation and corporation practice. , The many old friends of Mr. Turner throughout this section will doubtless take great interest in reading the foregoing account of the celebration of his Slst. birthday anniversary, and will join heartily with The Herald in congratulating him on his achieve ment of so manv vears and in wishing him many more happy re turns of the day. Though he is now an octogenarian, Mr. Turner is still .hale and nearly, ana as young a matt as one ever saw to be actuallv 81 vears of age. He can still mount his horse and ride with the yougest man on his ranch. He has alwavs been fond of music and plays the violin well, still handling the bow as accurately and grace fully as in his younger days. Mr. Turner-came to this section with Gen. Taylor's army in 1846 during the war with Mexico, and has lived here ever" since, passing through the many stirring scenes of this border during that long and eventful oeriod. He possesses a large fund of information on this country, which added to his ex tensive fund of general information gained by wide reading, makes him a very interesting conversa tionalist. With his mind still brightand his body still strong and activeTfiis friends have good cause to believe that he may look forward to manvinore birthdays, which they will-delight in assisting him to celebrate. . TEXAS LAND Homes for a million Do you want ode? 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 hi the United States. Take your choice. 14,000 acres on the Rio Grande river, Brewster county , f 2.00 per acre 8,000 acres imp. ranch, Kimble county 2.25 per acre 8,000 acres, valuable ranch, imp., abundant Water, Kerr county. ... 1 2.S0 per acre 1,000 acres. Webb co., alternate sections 3.00 per acre 17,000 acre ranch, nr RR., Webb co 2.75 per 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 irriga ted, on Llano river.fine improvements 5.00 per acre 2,214 acres on Nueces river, McMullen co. . . 5.00 per acre 10,000 acres- on Leona river.'agricultural.open land '6.00 per acre 30'000 acres Dimmitt and T,aSalle counties, near Woodward land 7.00 per cra 21 , 500 acresn ear' Encinal, magnificent land 6.50 per acre 30,000 acres open black sandv. well imoroved. artesian water, Mc- Mullen county 6.50 per acre 4,200 acrts Nueces val ley, near Cotulla. . T. . . 7.50 per acre 16,000 acres black, good farm land, 12 miies of railroad. Bee county. . 8.00 per acre 22,000 acres chocolate loam, on R. R., 95 per cent agricultural, Xa Salle county 8.00 per acre 50,000 acres, artesian, highly developed, rail road runs throiigh it. . S.OO.per acre 85,000 acres, R;, R. runs through 9S per cent .nirriniirheril 10.00 oer acre 47,000' acres Nueces co., Dlact ana cnocoiate loam, railroad 10.00 per acre THE ADAMSKIRKPATRJCK CO. HICKS RLDG SAN ANTONIO. TEXAS Raspberry Jam is only one of the many kinds of BEECH-NUTS CONSERVES that we sell. The list includes all of 'the best fruits (and Peanut butter). 'Each is made from selected fruit and granulat ed sugar nothing else no preservative needed -when packed in the famous Beech-Nut vacuum glass jars. .The Beech-Nut method of making, retains the delicious flavor of the fruit, and makes them superior in many ways to the imported article. We recommend th,em to you. BROWNSVILLE GROCERY CO. Staple and Fancy Groceries W. H.CUy. Pres. E. McDiTltt. Vloe-P. tUMtcDnltt JMjr Subscribe to The Herald. I CORPUS CHiUSTl, U.S. UPHOLSTERY CO. JEFFERSON STREET &-P0ST WALL P. 0. Box 116 Bra vnsville, Texa Coirstantine Hotel vW. A. FITCH, Proprietor Traveling men's trade solicited. Free sample rooms are provided Nothing too good for our. guests if to be found in the market. Steger CBb Sons, Story Clark, Krell-French AND OTHER. EXCELLENT BRANDS. Second-hand Pianos taken In Exchange. American and Mexican Music. IM Vehicles, Buggies, Carriages, Wagons, Phenix Safes Fox Typewriters. odesLo Gonzalez On Elizabeth Street, opposite Eagle Drag. Store, J. W. LAMB, Manager Brownsville, Texas PROMPTNESS cAND LIBERALITY iWi The Merchants' NATIONAL BANK OF BROWNSVILLE Capital Stock, $100,000.00 U. S. Government Depository OFFICERS E. H. GOODRICH,, President lohnMcAlJea, Jose Celaya, L T. frtrat JOHN McALLEN, Vice President Miguel Fernandez, Jr. J, G. FERNANDEZ, Cashier E. H. Goodrich, CL C Saudr. I. Q. Frsumdj E. A. HcGARY, Assistant-Cashier. ran! .W - . w f TOILET .SUPPLIES go 1 f now. The first time you come to our drug store ask to look I B at them. Per- niiWi' haps you will not be in need ruAKnuwi 0f anything at the moment, . rT A .. but it will con- vice you that ph0e 48. Mail and Phone Girders we can serve youbetterthan y Atlended To; & P anyone else. We are doing ' - everything m our power to make this the best and most convenient drug store for you to trade with. Special messenger service. J. S. & M. H. CROSS, WHOLESALE DEALERS IN Dry Goods, Boots Shoes Winchester Arms Ammunition Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Lumber, Shingles, Doors, Sash, Binds and Builders Hardware BROWNSVILLE, TEX. MATAMOROS, MEX. TEXAS i N. . Rendall, Machinist and-Contractor GASOLINE ENGINES and CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS Sold and installed. Engine Supplies, Pipe, Packings, Valves, etc. All kinds of repair work done. Biacksmith and Wheelwright at my shop in front of Frontier Lumber Co.'s Yard. Griffmg's Trees. We recommend summer plauttng of Citrus, budded on sour -roots for alluvial soils, alo Palms. Orders for Semi-Tropic Plants and Fruit Trees- for fall delivery should be placed early to secure varieties and grades. Write us your wants for information and quotations. GRIFFING'S SemiTropic Nurseries W. b. UKIrrinu jnuiicr, Raymondviile, Texas. ..I. La Concordia.... Mrs. J. SIMO, ProprietrHj, Corner Adams and Fifteenth Streets. Mexican Drawn Work of all kind for sale at reasonable prices. Shirt Waists from $3.50 to $6.00. Full line qf Dry Goods and General Merchandise Noah Allen Ass't U. S- Attorney V Attorney and Counsellor at Law Will do a general prac tice in all Federal and 4 State Courts.. Special attention given to Land Titles. PosbcfHce Building Up Stairs Browasviile, Texa RESTAURANT AND LODGING LA REINERA (East of Market House.) ' Up-to-date Mexican Restaurant. Meals and short orders. Cninese CookJtw. Jose I. Garcia & Co. The NEW BROWNSVILLE LAND Ctf. Opposite Willman's Drug Store Truck, Fruit, Sugar and Farm Lands. , WE SELL THE EARTH. CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED.