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The Brownsville Herald.
OFFICIAL COUNTY AND CITY JOURNAL Jesse O. Wheeler. Proprietor. Consolidated in 1893 with the Dailjr Cos mopolitan which was published in Brownsville, for sixteen years. C l tered at the Postoffice. Brownsville. Texas as second-class matter. -SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 23, 1907 INVESTIGATE RAID AT BRO WNSVILLE. "NTnw that the senate committee xm military affairs has resumed the investigation of the negro soldier xaid on Brownsville, The Herald xcn.,ld resoectfuUv urge that every &nrt hp- made bv the citizens of Brownsville and by the Southern TPnrPsentatives in congress to have he committee visit Brownsville and imake a personal investigation of the matter here. As was pointed . u.. rUa 5! meeting of the eoDle of Brownsville in the resolu ions which were adopted urging The committee to visit Brownsville, there exist here such irrefutable proofs of the guiit of the negroes, and thereby establishing the in nocence oE-flle people of Browns -ville, on whom the actual perpetra tors of the crime r.ad their friends are trying to fasten the guilt, as cannot fail to convince the most skeptical and prejudiced member of the committee, with the possible exception of Mr. Foraker. The neoole of Brownsville are apt to iff.r.1 ton secure as to the result of Ihe investigation, knowing them selves how absolutely preposterous xre the claims made in behalf of the neirroes andialso the charges made against Brownsville in the effort to exculpate the actual murderers. While it hardly seems conceivable nfchat a sane committee of American citizens, of the high standard of -intelligence which we may presume tthe average United States senator to possess, could possibly come to a decision contrary to that war ranted by the facts in this case, yet at should be remembered that the 'Brownsville affair has now become a political issue, and that the presi dential aspirations of one of the -most influential and powerful re publicaus may depend upon the Snal disposition of the matter.' Such being the case, every possible paeans to sustain the stand taken fcy that man in the case will be re ported to, and as some of the mem bers of the committee and more of Mlie members of the senate may be "willing to trade a vote to Mr. For - aker for his influence in other mat ters, in. which they may be more -vitally interested than they are in seeing justice done to Brownsville, the Jesuit of the investigation may be said to be still problematical. 'There is no doubt that the friends of the soldiers, among whom is .the powerful negro political organi sation known as the American 'Constitutional League, will use everv means to restore the guilty Penrose battalion to the army, and Jt .is doubtless true that the negro 4awyers, Gilchrist Stuart and Na Tjoleon Marshall, who visited Mata snoros last summer and who have already attempted to spread such absurd lies regarding their treat ient while in that city, have some rfan or other by which they hope Xo defeat justice and to place the -jguilt-of that infamous crime upon tfce -very people who were outraged by Penrose's fiends. Therefore it Jbehooves the people of Brownsville to fte on the qui vive before the iSnal conclusion of the investiga- tion makes it too late to act. The committee was authorized by the sens.: o visit- Brownsville, if it -shou'u -e deemed Tiecessarj . The people of Brownsville should do all 5a their power to induce it to do so. of Falfurrias' enterprise and ot Brownsville's apparent lack of that quality lies doubtless in the fact that Falfurrias has a chamber of commerce, while Brownsville has nothing of the short. This place, however, did haveabusiness men's organization, which should have done for Brownsville what the Fal furrias organization did for that place. But there will be another year and another fair, and there may be a revival of the Browns ville Business Men's Club in time to remedy the past year's ignomin ious failure in that line, and to take advantage of the same op portunity next year to make a suitable display from this county at San Antonio. Let us hope so, at any rate. In line with the alliterative fad, why not make it" Beau tful Browns' ville?" But we shall first have to. build sidewalks, so that pedestrians may be able to look around and see the beauties of the place, instead of keeping their eyes glued to the prnund . for fear of breaking their necks on some of our terrible side Jwalks. The names of a number of new subscribers to the Washington Pnrlr imnrnvement fund will be published in Monday's Herald The fund is growing nicely. In the United States 100 inhabi tants cultivate 290 acres of land while in Europe .the proportion is- 890 acres to the 100 inhabitants. ; The mines of the world employ 5,000,000 persons and more than one-third of them are in the British empire. According to the most reliable reports there are 252,000 Sunday schools in the world, with a total enrollment of 26,000 pupils. A Japanese Fable. Once unon a time a man discov ered the fountain of -youth. Tnamcs to its manic, he. teturned voumr, fitrnnrr nnd heartv to the land from which but a short time before he haii dnnnrtfid an old and feeble man. The first person he met after his return was an old woman, and he told her about the fountain. The wnm.nn Icnew a srood thiner when sh& o a heard it, and she at once set .off to seek rejuvenation upon her own account. The next day when the man strain rerjaired to the fountain he found by its side a few days' old babe. It was the woman. She had overdone it. Sonq of the Shirt. It is not nuite correct to sav that "Thn Snrifr of the Shirt" was tmb- -i i -i r -. it "J 1. Prmnh. 1843. It Tvas miblished in and bv the lournal on that occasion, but not before' it had ffone the rounds of the naners. to be rejected Htop and airam. At last Hood sent it along to Mr. Punch, requesting tnat ne wouia eimer print or amu hilate it, as he was himself sick of the sight of it. And the Hood puna nale before the pathos or ta&l "song."- -London Chronicle. No Chance lor Them. "I have been reading some of the last words of great men." "Were their wives present?" "I believe .so in most instances '.'How did they ever manage to get the last word?" Wedding announcements Her ald printery. . Deafness Cannot be Cured bv local aonlications. as they cannot reach the diseased portion of the ear There is only one way to cure deafness, and that is by constitutional remedies. Deamess is caused by an inflamed con dition of the mucous lining of the Eus tachian Tube. When this tube is inflam ed von have a rumbling sound or imper fect hearinc. and when it is entirely clos ed, Deafness is- the resnlt, and unless tne nflammation can be taken out and this tube restored to its normal condition, hearing will be destroyed forever; nine cases out of ten are caused by Catarrh, which is nothing but an inflamed condi tion of the mucous surfaces. We will give One Hundred.Dollars for any case of Deafness (caused by catarrh that cannot be cured 'By Hall's 'Catarrh Onre. Send for circulars free. F. J.CHENEY & Co... Toledo, O. Sold by Druggists 75c. The enterprising little new town of Falfurrias had a fine vegetable and fruit display at the San Anto nio fair, and her Washigton navel -oranges took the blue ribbon for excellence. Brownsville should feang- her head at her failure to send display to the fair, where she bright have won all of the blue Khnnc hands down, for vege- JSablV-S and citrUS fruits. The SCCrtt J Office Over Botica del Acuila. Coube Dim Star Lumber Cheap-Bat Not Cheap Lumber We have the best line of lumber and the finest Louisiana cypress shingles in the Rio Grande Valley at best prices. Are receiving seventy-five cars to fore stall shortage of cars during crop moving period. Also have on hand a nice supply of sash and doors, nails, barb wire, fence pickets, paints and oils, cement, and a complete line of hardware. v GET OUR PRICES BEFORE BUYING . San Benito Lumber Company -- Irrigable Lands on the River Direct from Original Owners at Low Prices We have some special bargains in tracts cleared, and partly cleared, which crops can be made on this winter, without waste of time preparing for cultivation. GET OUR PRICES BEFORE BUYING RIO GRANDE REALTY CO. ... Room No. 4 Over First National Bank Brownsville, lexas Thanksgiving Music of a light or serious character will have an added charm if rendered through the medium of a Steger Piano. These instruments can be h3d only at Gonzalez' music store. Call and see our superb assortment. STEGER PIANOS Modesto Gonzalez Elizabeth Street, Opposite Eagle Drug Store J. W. Lamb, Manager Brownsville, Texas Lon C. Hill's Horlingen Irrigated Lands Hdlam Colonization Company EAST BROWNSVILLE LOTS What is a safer nroDosition? There is none. Backed by 60 shares in the olantation . company and 60 shares in the irrigation company makes this the safest proposition in tne lio uranae vaney. iiicc to m cn onnh nnr ? months to nnv for same. Whv not invest a few dollars in East Brownsville Lots and see them grow into hun dreds. For sale by CHAMPION &. LINE, LopezjBuilding Gulf Coast Engineering & Contracting Co. Mercedes, Hidalgo County, Texas Canal and Drainage Work, Topographical Surveying and Mapping, Farm and Townsite Subdivision. . Correspondence Invited. PROMPTNESS c4ND LIBERALITY 8 THE MERCHANTS' NATIONAL BANK OF BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS Capital Stock, $100,000.00 U. S. GOVERNMENT DEPOSITORY OFFICERS E. H. GOODRICH, President JOHN McALLEN, Vice President J. Q. FERNANDEZ, Cashier D1REC1 ORS loha McAIlen, lose Celaya, L T. Prr Mlsnel Fernandtj.Jr. S. H. Goodrich, O. C Siniy. I. O. FtsjukI E. A. McGARY, Assistant-Cashier. j Mil STOP Don't use that old shabby look ing set of harness for Thanksgiving when you can get a new one, thorouehlv well made from oak tanned stock and nicely finished and mounted at Verhell's. We are showing a superb stock of dou ble and single harness, blankets and stable requisites of all kinds. HY. B. VERHELLE BUY THE REO THE LEADER Price, Simplicity, Durability, Economy E. F. ROWSON & CO. I.OCA3. AGENTS Wedding Announcements-Ball Programs-HeraldPJob Department A Straight Deal In LUMBER fit i Lii Tfie Burt 8 Packard. m 66 IT SHAPE" 1 m 1 mi i that has 1 11 101 I hoards or anv other kind of lumber which you will commend, even af ter many years of service is assur ed patrons of the Frontier lumber yards. Hard and soft words one piece as straight as another any length, width or thicknessare to be seen here pile upon pile, to be had here at tne very lowest markci rates, also sash, doors, blinds and mouldings. FRONTIER LUMBER COMPANY ris positive If the upper breaks through boforo the sole is worn through, we will replace with a new pair of shqes. pcKAnr t field, brocktom. You will find the $5.00 Guaranteed Shoes at A. SPERO nnd other First-CIass Boot Shops generally. " 1 T-l b a "MTrii1 korrect: "TSHAPE 1 1 : ii ... .j i . , -j i . i i 1 J n TJ THE NEW BABY needs pure drugs, hygienic nurs-" ing bottles, the best toilet prepara tions. You'll find all these at Willman's drug store. All the goods we sell are pure, carefully made, the right thing for the pur- X pose. If you have a prescription to fill, this is the place to bring it. WILLMAN'S PHARMACY Phona 40 Brownsville, Texas . LOUIS KOWALSKI Brokerage and Commission Carry, Stock of Com, Oats, Potatoes. Onions, i Cement and Ume. Butter and Cheese on i.oiqaiorag C F. Endns. XL. D" Cole. IX. D & COLE ATTO RNEY-AT-LAW Win pracUce in aJ courts. State and Federal Special attention jjiven to land abstract business. Will do collectine 7. 3 n e and BILLIARD PARLOR. finest Wines, iq uors. KsLaars 7 ' j SOLE cAGENT SAN cANTONIO XXX BEERj 4 4 r-i ISC- OX- FmM lime of S. Qrabf elder & Go's Famous Whiskies Kentucky Belle, Dunn's Monogram, Cane Spring, Silver Brook, and Woodford Co., the Great Sellers CHINESE RESTAURANT IN CONNECTION H. H. WELLER, Prop. X3 4 -"a