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The Brownsville Herald.
IC1AL COUNTY AND CITY JOURNAL Jesse O. Wheeler, Proprietor. Consolidated in 1893 with the Daily Cos mopolitan which was published in Brownsville, for sixteen years. Entered at the PostoSce. Brownsville. Texas as second-class mailer. FRIDAY. OCTOBER 4. 1907 TAFT S MISSION IN APAN. Secretary Taft speaking at banquet given in his honor at Tokio, Japan, voiced some self 'evident truths which it will be well for the press of the United States to bring prominently before the people. Mr. Taft said: "Americans will always be proud of the part Presi 'dent Roosevelt was able to play in fastening the end of the war and bringing about peace under cir cumstances honorable to both Ja pan and Russia. Japan, having proved her greatness in war, has taken a stand in the first rank of the family of nations. You hav concluded treaties with your former antagonist and the wounds caused fay the war are healed "The growth of Japan from a Iiermit" nation to her present posi tion in the last fifty years is marvel to the world. Americans are proud to record the fact that Japan has always had the cordial sympathy and the most effective aid of the United States. For a moment for a moment only a 3ittle cloud came over the sunshine nf the fast friendshin of fiftv vears. "bnly the greatest earthquake of the century could cause even the slightest tremor between such friends- I do not intend to consider the details of the events at San "Francisco. I can not trespass on Che jurisdiction of the department -of state. It is for my colleague, Mr. Root, or my friend, Mr. O'Brien, to discuss this matter.--1 say that there is nothing in these events that can not be honorably and fully arranged by ordinary diplomatic methods between the two governments, conducted as they both are, by statesmen of Jfcanor, sanity and justice. "War between Japan and the United States would be a crime of modern civilization. It would be insane. Neither the people of Japan nor the people of the United "States desire ,war. The govern ments of the two countries would strain every point to avoid such an awful catastrophe. Neither would gain anything." While Mr. Taft is sparring for time in Japan the Secretary of the Navy at Washington is rushing orders almost to the point of :recklessness to hurry the departure of the battleships for the Pacific ocean, where they will probably be called upon to destroy as many Japanese lives and as much prop erty as these engines of destruc tion are capable of doing. Mr Taft may be sincere in his wishes jfor peace, but the department at Washington evidently believes f&ace will only come with the end of another war. The Cuero Star publishes a very interesting list of the commercial houses and other establishments C&at are to be found in that thriv ing city. From the list printed it is evident that Cuero is bound to become one of the leading cities of Southern Texas. The enterprises which have houses reaching double tfigure are 12 saloons, 13 (unlucky aomber) lawyers, and 14 Churches. Low Rates St. LB.&M. R. R. 'On account of State Meeting Grand Chapter Order of the East ern Star, San Antonio. Texas, Oct. 7th to Oct. 10th. Tickets on sale, Oct. 6 and 7. Good to return until Oct. 12. Fare for round trip, $10.20. On account of Annual State Baptist Convention, (colored) San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 23 to 30th. Tickets 6n sale Oct. 22 and 23. Good to return until Qct. 31. Fare for round trip, $10.20. G. T. PokTSR- General Agent. Visiting Cards Herald Printery A STRANGE CUSTOM. Curious Ceremony In the Burial of the Kings of Spain. The burials of the kings of Spain have been for hundreds of years and still are attended by a most cur rious ceremony. The burial place of the royal family of Spain is in the Escurial palace, ana when a monarch dies his funeral is placed in the hands of the Espmosa family, who have lived for generations on a government estate which was given to them in recognition of having performed their duties well. When the royal family train starts the members of this family, daessed in ancient costume, head the procession) which stops about halfway to the Escurial and rests for the night. In the morning at daylight the oldest member of the Espinosa approaches the coffin of the dead king and knocks on the lid and asks the king if it is his wish to continue the journe' to the last resting place. Then the cor tege resumes its journey. The doors of the church are al ways found locked, and some of the leaders of the procession knock for admittance and are greeted by a clamoring of the monks within, who ask, "Who is there?" The Espi nosa then answers, "A man of peace. A great hubbub then be gins, and there ia much pounding of the doors both from without and within. At length the priests cry, "What do you want?" And the an swer is, "To bury the king." "How do you know the king is dead?" "Because we saw hii die," answer the Espinosa. .' The priests at fiist refuse the funeral party admission. But when the latter threaten ';o break down the doors they throw them open, and the hod' is carried into the church, where high,'mass is held, and the king is then (interred in the gorgeous circular pantheon below the church. Around this circular chamber are the sarcophagi of all the rulers of Spain. Pittsburg Post. Japanese Children at School. When a Japanese child is old enough to stand, sometimes before, he is taught to bow his little- head very low, and his first words are words of politeness. Children are taught so early to show great re spect . to their elders and to have such reverence for those who are educated that when they are old enough to go to school there is no need to teach them manners. They know to a nicety the exact amount of deference to be shown to the teacher and how he is to be address ed. When they wish his aid, they say in Japanese, "Honorable teach er, will you kindly stoop to assist your humble and unworthy pupil?" or words to that effect, a slow and cumbersome method, surety," but back of it is a true spirit of polite ness, which is often lacking in the brusque western method. Circle. Gathering Knowledge. "It seems to nle," said frs. Wake man, pausing on tlie sidewalk to let the grade pupils, just released from bondage, rush by, "that school must be more interesting than it was in my time. The children ac quire so much general knowledge nowadays so much that is use ful". "They do," agreed Mrs. North rop promptly. "Now here comes little Johnny. Greenfield. We'll ask what he learned. Here, Johnny! Tell us what "your lesson was about today." "About octogons," replied blush ing Johnny. "And what," pursued Mrs. Wake man, "is an pctogon ?" "It's a many sided animal," piped the lad,' "that grabs you when you so in swimming." St Gall's Day and the Weather. ,Thc peasant folk in central and eastern Switzerland date their weather presages for the coming winter in a large degree from the character of "Gallus-Tag," the fes tival of their Scottish (or shall we say Irish) apostle, St. Gall. His festival occurs on Sept. 16. "If it rains on Gallus-Tag," say the folk of modern St. Gallen, "it-will rain until Christmas." "As it ia on St. Gall's day, so it will be through the winter." cIt is-St. Gall who makes the snow to fall." "Before St. Gall comes take your garden plants in doors." "A dry Gallus-Tag foretells a dry summer next year." West minster Gazette. His Return Ticket. "Two duelists were taking the early train for Fontainebleau, their place of meeting," said a recent vis itor to France. ec'A return, trip 6aid the first duelist to the ticket agent. " 'Single for me said the second man quietly. . "'Ah blustered the other, 'you are afraid you won't come back, are you? As for me, I always take a return.' afl never do said the second r"vp. 1 always take my return half from the dead man's pocket " If you Want the cheapest good coffee in the world buy Arbuckles' Ariosa Coffee. There is no other. A-RP.n KT.-n -RBfts , New York City. I? LLANO GRANDE LANDS FOR SALE BY Hailam Colonization Company Brokerage and Commission "Carry Stock of Corn, Oats, Potatoes, Onions, Cement and Lime, gutter and Cheese on CoIdStorag, Wholesale Groceries Cheap for Cash Celaya Building. ....La Concordia.... Mrs. J. SIMO, Proprietress, Corner Adams and Fifteenth Streets. Mexican Drawn Work of all kind for sale at reasonable prices. Shirt Waists from $3.50 r'ull line of Dry Goods and General Merchandise Well Contractors. We are prepared to do all kinds of Well and Windmill Work. We also Manufacture Sand Strainers.. .. cAttorney at Law Successor to Powers & Maxan, Powers & Wells, Wells & Rentfro Wells, Rentfro & Hicks, Wells & Hicks, Wells. Stayton & Kleberg I buv and sell Reai Estate and investigate land titles. A complete abstract c. all tftles of record in ! Cameron County, Texas. Practice in all state and federal courts, when especially niployed. Land Litigation and corporation practice. ISABEL. TEXAS. El Paraiso i tlL JOHN DARR0UZET Prop. American. French and Mexican dishes. LodfHntr furnished Cheao. Street cars pass door. Next door to opera housej MATAMOROS. MEXICO. Union Bakery John Thielen, Manager Bread, Biscuit, Cakes, Etc., Made From Choicest Brands of Flour Elizabeth Street, Brownsville, Tex RACYCLE ACENCY Wheels bought, sold, and re paired. Brownsville Undertaking: Co Telephone 123 FRANK RABB Real Estate Agent Brownsville. Texas Have for sale some choice pieces of agricultural land in large and small tracts. Also have a number of tracts of grazing lands. OFFICE: Store of Jaan H. Fernandez Matamoros Hotel Meals Mexican Style Rooms and Meals $1.25 a day U. S. Cy. Francisco Gonzalez, Mgr., Matamoros. Mex. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS TUNBD AND REPAIRED Piano Action Work a Specialty. Keeps on hand piano Strings and felts. GEORGE KRAUSSE. Residence on Levee St. C. F Elldns. IX. D A. ft. Cole. IX. D ELKIflS&eOLE ATTORNEY-AT-UVW Will practice in al courts. State and Federal Special attention eiven to land abstract business. Will do collectinsr Office Over Botica dej Azuila. CoMbe Drusr Stot WHITE ELEPHANT SALOON V. L. CRIXE1X. Procrletor. First-class Liquors, Wines, Cigars. Polite Attention. Market Square Brownsville. Texas Mercantile and Topographical Map OF THE CITY OF BROWNSVILLE For Sale by Louis Kowalski at 30 Cents Each. To the Land Owner. Wanted rain belt open prairie laud. We are in a position to sell off 5,000 to 10,000 acres of land, having 10,000 correspondents en quiring for ten acre tracts. We must give them good land in the rain belt. We only want to talk to the land owner and will contract with him to give him his full pur chase price in two years, payments every six months. Our financial standing is solid. References Dun s and Bradstreet s. P. O. Box 1133, San Antonio. 10 1-lw. For Sale. Five hundred head of cattle at La Lomita Ranch at $10 per head. Address CONWAY & HOIT, Hidalgo, Texas. Real Estate for Sale IN Large and Small Tracts on River, Canal and in the Artesian Belt. Small Farms Near Town and City Property -APPLY TO Cameron County Abstract Co. Ass't U. S- Attorney Attorney and Counsellor at Law Will do a general prac- tice in all Federal and State Courts. Special attention given to Land Titles. ' PosLoffke Bonding Up Stairs Brownsville, Texas Miss Margaret Brown of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music Experienced teacher of Piano; String Instruments, History of Music, Har mony, Composition, Sight Singing, and Rapid Sight Reading. First class references. Study at Charaberlain-Dowey Academy Washington St., Brownsville SLory Steger Sons, Clark, Krell-French AND OTHER. EXCELLENT BRANDS. Second-hand Pianos taken in Exchange. ' American and Mexican Music Vehicles, Buggies, Carriages, Wagons, Phenix Safes Fox Typewriters. odesto Gonzalez On Elizabeth Street, opposite Eagle Drug Store, J. W. LAMB, Manager Brownsville. Texas I Lon C. Hill's Harlingen Irrigated ALands-- Hallam Colonization Company PROMPTNESS cAND LIBERALITY 9 NATIONAL BANK ' 1 , - . -.-.m., OF BROWNSVILLE Capital Stock, 100.000.00 U. S. Government? Depository OFFICERS Dl RECTI UR.S E. H. GOODRICH, President lohnMcAIlen, Jou Celaya, LT. Ptyor JOHN McALLEN, Vice President Misoel Fernanda, jr. J. Q. FERNANDEZ, Cashier B.H. Goodrich, O.C.Soudr.!.O.Faraadas E. A. McGARY, Assistant-Cashier. SB a aTZT-l A AT 9 9 I J. 5. (82 PI. tl. 1 1 WHOLESALE DEALERS IN CROSS, ii 5 Dry Goods, Books Shoes Winchester Arms Ammunition Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Lumber, Shingles, Doors, Sash, Binds and Builders hardware BROWNSVILLE, TEX. MATAMOROS, MEX. Machinist and Contractor GASOLINE ENGINES and CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS Sold and installed. Engine Supplies, Pipe, Packings, Valves, etc. AH kinds of repair work done. Blacksmith and Wheelwright at my shop in front of Frontier Lumber Co.'s Yard. Gulf Coast Engineering & Contracting Co. Mercedes, Hidalgo County, Texas Canal and Drainage Work, Topographical Surveying and Mapping, Farm and Townsite Subdivision. Correspondence Invited. 41 xJ he LsPizeu Jatooit 4 and BILLIARD PARLOR t mors, r, SLOOPS 4L rr. ia. u inesi nines, ft SOLE cAGENT SAN cANTONIO XXX BEERj