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V ICIAL COUNTY AND CITY JOURNAL Jesse O. Wheeler, Proprietor. OPINION OF , B. F. YOAKUM Consolidated in 1S93 with the Daily- Cos- mopoutan wmcu Brownsvuie, ior siiiccu Entered at the Fostofficev Brownsville. Texas - as second-class matter. MONSAY. DECEMBER 23; 1907. GOOBER MILL FOR BROWNSVILLE. To all ' appearances, Falf urrias 3ias beaten Brownsville to. the pea mat mill, as planters in the Falfar xias vicinity have already pledged i-hpmsplops to olant 3.500 acres of gabbers, while- Brownsville haS fallen very, far short of, that amount. In fact, The Heram is informed by the representative of the peanut mill enterprise that not a bushel of peanuts has been pledg ed to be delivered at Brownsville, and this place has not the ghost of a show of getting the mill. The Heeald has endeavored to obtain a. list of the names of those farmers in Cameron county who have .pledged themselves to plant pea nuts and the acreage pledged, in order that our people might see ex actly how they stand in relation to this enterprise, but the representa tive of the mill proposition has not yet complied with the request of the paper for the information. It would make interesting reading, and perhaps might inspire others to go into the industry if they Should see that a number of repre sentative men have sufficient con fidence in the enterprise to invest in it to the extent that was asked of them. The Herald has pub lished so much relative to the pro position, that it would like very amch to let its readers see just how .the matter stands at present. Alill or no mill, however, the subject of peanuts has received a very extensive airing of 'late, not only through the columns of The HERAI.D, but through the papers ll over the state. If half of the .papers are correct about the mat iter. there will be no end of peanuts srown and not a few peanut mills will be built. somewhere 'in Texas. 4fce coming year. Perhaps, if -Brownsville had a business men's organization of some kind to look, saf ter.'Her interests, - she1' might not giave lost out on the goober propo sition. The Corpus , Christi Sun's spe cial advertising edition, published SasL, week is accredit to the bun -and speaks well for the Bluff City also. -A. sad Christmas is the lot of She helpless Jamilies of .the unfor lunate miners who have been sac rificed recently in their struggle ot bread. Article on Railroad Situation by Magnate. jMust Be Closer Relations Between Rail- roads and People Government Ap proval Safe and Sane Substitute for Federal Ownership. a-viffinnsi Rpmi-Trovic Nurseries v" J J if w JL KAYMONDVILLE, TEXAS ORANGE, LEMON and GRAPE-FRUIT TREES t..jaoA ;ti,r nn Sour Oranee or.Trifoliata.root. Budded Pecans, Frgs. Magnolia and Other Varieties, California ' t Online -. -Grapes, japan msuiuuuua, . All Kinds of Nursery Stotck jadapted to the Gulf Coast Country. Call and see samples and leave orders witn $ tl jn A T FII A MA OA! Dl OX & Chinese restaurant H ft WELLER, PrOD. See Our Large Line of Toys, Christmas and Holiday Goods IN CONNECTION lim Ll' ' ? r Another shocking mine tragedy Shas carried off several hundred fcread winners. It would seem about time for legislation to be en acted by which some degree of safety may be guaranteed to the -.sniner. THEKingsville Record is pub Sishingsome valuable matter rel ative to celery culture, and .also -devotes much attention to -other forms of horticulture. No ttopics of more importance to the Gul Coast farmer could be found. To organize Merchants' Association. A number- 6-' the- leading busi ness men of Brownsville, have set onfoo a move for. the organiza tion of a business? 'men's ;associa tion, which ft ishoped may result ia the establishment of some per manent organization of the kind. The object of the icnove is for the feenefit of thevwelfar.e of the com werctal interests.bf the community af Brownsville,- and as such should enlist the interest of all our citi zens. A. large number of leading busi aess meahave signed the call, and a raeetingwiU.be held shortly af Ser the holidays for the purpose of -rga.niziug and electing officers. Your printing-will be done right it The HaaALD. -The Saturday Evening Post of last week contains an article by B hp. -Yoakum, the executiverhead-of the Rock Island and Frisco sys tems, entitled "fhe Railroad's Op portunity." which is of wide in terest in Texas, where the writer is so well known, not only as ana five of the state; but also by reason nr ht fart that it. was in Texas that Mr. Yoakum first gained prom inence as a railroad president : The article has been very favor ably commented upon as the er nresion of, a -fair-minded railroad dfficial, and is of peculiar interest on account of the new ideas which it embodies on the subject ot the. relations between the railroads and the government and .the1- people Following are some extracts from it: "Anv man responsible, for a cor ooration's policy who can not read the signs of the times sufficiently well to see that there must be a change in corporate procedure is M?nH tn tvhat is eoiue on about him. "The policy which has been pur sued bv the Federal Government, while causing a heavy shrinkage of brineine loss to many people and temporarily de uressing business, has undoubted ly been instrumental in preventing a National disaster of far greater magnitude than the present period of tension and unrest. Mr. Yoakum was the first of the great railway managers to realize. as he did some years ago, that there must be a closer relation between the people and the railways, and suoervision by the Government in seme manner, and that this super cfannlil.he fair to both, the TJWM MM - railroads and the public they serve Of this he savs:-. V "The new.-State and National legislation will revolutionize the methods of solving our transporta tion problems. Under it the. rail roads will have ah opportunity to become important factors in for- mnlntitiP- and DUtting into effect fair and equitable rates and reg ulations-Tinder an agreed working nlan that makes.f6r close co-opera tipns and mutual protection to the public. "The earnings," he says, must be sufficient for the railroad- to meet all legitimate requirements to develop the country's traffic, and, at the same time, give fair return to the owners." In speakiug of retrenchment and the necessity for abandoning all new improvements and making only expenditures necessary for safe and proper maintenance of the properties, he says: "This forced retrenchment, com ing as it does at the beginning of winter, must make a serious dif ference among a great mass of the wage earners of the country. On account ot the exceptional prosper ity of the last few years many of thenf have grown accustomed to a "more luxurious way of living than they enjoyed before. To be forced to economize will be unpleasant," to say the least" Looking forward to a better time, he says: 'We shall emerge from our pres ent disturbances with a clearer un derstanding, with the. Government a closer knowledge of opr respon sibilities to our stockholders, with our railroads and corporate prop erties, 'worth the money,' and bas ed on their actual earning capacity, etc." Speaking of Government control, regulation of ownership, he says: "Federal approval is as near as "we can oossibly get to obtaining the Governments actual guaranty UDon our securities, and it will be a safe and saue substitute for Gov-ernment-ownersbip. a condition for which we are not ready.'' BENJ. KOWALSKI, Brownsville, Texas Champion & Line, Dealers in eaj Estate Have lands from Brownsville to Houston in any size tracts PRICES VERY LUYVr Also have some fine tracts in Mexico from 75c per acre up.. The NEW BROWNSVILLE LAND CO. Opposite Willman's urug axore Truck, Fruit, Sugar and Farm Lairds. WE SELL THE EARTH. CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED. Until January 1st, 1908, 7 1-3 Octave Pianos, TVvn o Cf-rtri nr Pnn cfrn ofinn "Rpn n tlf 111 VJUUU 0-Ull y .WtW- WW... jw - Mahogany Case,, at the I Unheard et Price $150 Installment. Plan SECOND HAND PIANOS $60 oModesto Gonzalez Elizabeth Stret . Opposite Eaglt Drug Store 1 W I amh ' 'H. 'A nianaxer 4 ! x t "S Rrnwnsville: .. Texas. ,9, r-r , J 2 m, PROMPTNESS cAND LIBERALITY THE MERCHANTS' NATIONAL BANK OF BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS. , Capital Stock,i$!00,000.00 U. S. GOVERNMENT DEPOSITORY OFFICERS DIR-Etri R.S E. H. GOODRICH, President McAllen. Jose Cilay. X. T. Pvyoi TOHN McAlXEN, Vice Prssidect Fernandez, Jr. . . I I in TTPRTJANDEZ. CcSmer L.B.ummita, w... ... .O-rrcrrrrrC ! B. A. McGARY, Assistant-Cashier. 1XJ L;J L.SJ l.VJ U'.'vJ Lx-.J i.- - J Gulf Coast Engineering & Contracting Co. Mercedes, Hidalgo County, iexas Canal and Drainage Work, Topographical Surveying and Mapping, Farm aud Townsite bubdivision. Correspondenca Invited. 1 WELLER'S Full Mine of S. QraWelder 2y The Most Complete Line of Dry Goods, Boots, sbes Hats, Caps, Ladies and & n- Cnc Wlhikii m Gents' Furnishings, lotions, wc, Ky D-a Sito I T 86 FUnd Brook, and Woodford Co., the Great Sellers H. GKUNEWALD'S Brokerage and Commission Carry Stock of Corn, Oats, Potatoes, Onions, Cement and Ume. uer anq HIDALGO CANAL COMPANY Birsfe Glass Sugar, Alfalfa,., and- Garden Land. Prices and Terms Reasonable. Water Goes with Purchase Price of Land. -ADDRESS- Putegnat's. Drn Botica del Leon .ESTABLISHED. 1860 Store I f THE I I L WM. BRIGGiS, Sectyand Zveas. HIDALGO, TEXAS CARRIES A FULL STOCK OI Purest Drugs, Fine Toilet Articles and "rjigh Grade Stationery . PRESCRIPTIONS A SPECIALTY . Geo. M. Pufcegnat,, Proprietor SUCCESSOR TO J. U. PUTEGNAT & BRO. J. S. M. H. CROSS, WHOLESALE DEALERS IN Dry Goods, Books Shoes Winchester Arms Aramunition Wholesale and Retail Dealers in. Lumber, Shingles, Doors, Sash, Binds and Builders Hardware BROWNSVILLE, TEX. MATAMOROS, MEX. sun : is 1 i ni l ftSgnsttLd I H . IH Htm Bt H III W N1UI "Texas Beer for Texas People," No tetter Leer, is produced in the whole United States, than S1 4 6 u and BILLIAED PARLOR finest lmes, qaorSj Loars SOLE cAGENT SAN cNTONIO XXX BEERj HT k' it i li ar ' ini t i A. 1 .. PL M 1 I iff I I You only Lave to try i a. Lottie to inow it. Brewed and Bottled by ili ; tr . it mr ii ii i ii TrMiminMrfrT- i oat w tm I which we are not ready.' I ij- -oia-" -lo"-" ji mm niiginw'fti wwiii ' inn iiwphimhi i ii mi " ' " m i 1 1 2&e-. exas Company 1; Lone btar p Brewing Co., J San Antonio, Texas. PRODUCER, REFINER AND DISTRIBUTOR OF Tixas Petroleum aud its Products CRUDE OH, PRIME WHITE OIL SOLAR OIL - REDUCED FUEL OIL WATER WHITE OIL "NAPHTHAS GASOLINE LIQUID ASPHALT ".TEXACO" HARD ASPHALTS Lubricating Oils of High Viscosity and Low Cold Test. Sf-raus Louis Kowalski, Agt., Brownsville, Texas m sas :wmm- i v m r - 3 f i