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l he Brownsville Herald.
Official County and City Journal Sirs. Jesse O. Wheeler, Proprietor. "vmcniirtntfiri in 1S93 with the Dnily Cosmopolitan, which was published in Brownsville ror sixteen years Entered at the Postoffice. Brownsville. Texa as secona-ciase maurr. TERJIS OP SUBSCRIPTIOX. rn iv Published every evenin except Sunday, daily by mail postpaid to nnv nnint is the United States, Mexico or Cuba, or delivered by carrier to any part of Brownsville, Texas, or Matamoros, Mexico. One copy one year. . .$6.00 One copy six months. 3.00 Weekly Published Saturday, by mail postpaid to any point in the United States, or Mexico. One copy six months 75 One copy one year $1.60 One copy three months. . .50 Subscriptions invariably due and pabable in advance. Advytising rate on application. Make all checks payable to MRS. JESSE O. WHEELER. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11.1008 THE FATAL EDITORIAL. The editorial in the Nashville Ten- nessean which precipitated the diffi culty that resulted in the death of ex-Senator "Ned" Carmack. was as follows: " To Major Duncan Brown Cooper, who wrought the great coalition; who achieved the harmonious confluence of incompatible elements; who weld ed the pewter handle to the wooden spoon: who grafted the dead bough to the living tree and made it bloom and bourgeon and bend with golden fruit: who made playmates of the lamb and the leopard and boon com panions of the spider and the fly; who made soda and vinegar to dwell plac idly in the same bottle and who taught oil and water how they might agree to Maj. Duncan Brown Coop er, the greatest diplomat of the po litical zweibund, be all honor and glory forever." The editorial, which was headed The Diplomat of the Zweibund," had reference to a recent conference between Governor Patterson and for mer Governor John I. Cox, who had been estranged by political differ ences and who. it seems, were brought together by the diplomacy of Cooper. Edward Ward Carmack, as a speaker and editorial writer, was perhaps without an equal in the South. He was particularly strong as a debater and the speeches deliv ered by him on the Soor of the Unit ed States Senate will rank with the greatest efforts of Clay, Webster and Calhoun. One of his most notable efforts was his reply to Senator Fora ker on the Brownsville incident. His untimely death at the hands of the Coopers, also prominent In the social and political affairs of Ten nessee, has produced intense feeling throughout that State and it is feared by many that there will be further trouble between the friends of Mr. Carmack and the Coopers. Tie object lessons that are be ing given the farmers of the Val ley hy Prof. Edward C. Green with the South Texas Garden, of which fie has charge, can but result in great good. Experiments are being made, at Government expense, with nearly every plant under the sun, and Prof. Green is able to tell the farmers which are best for this country and and how to grow them Not only Brownsville but the entire Gulf Coast Country and Valley of the Lower Rio Grande are interested in Prof. Green's great work, and his ex periments are watched with especial interest by the truck and fruit-growers of the Valley, who depend largely on the advice he gives. The sub stitution of the plow for the sword at Id Fort Brown, was not such a bad move for this section, after all, and as some were at first inclined to be-Jieve. Victorien Sardou, the greatest of French dramatists, died at his home in Paris Sunday. He was 77 years old and had long been a member of the French Academy. His first drama was a failure and the actors who pro duced it were hissed off the stage. His latest, which was put on in Paris last December, has been running to .crowded houses ever since. The "George Baileyisms" of the Houston Post have caused that paper to be more frequently quoted by the Eastern press than any paper in the South or West. For instance, who does not know something of Timp son's late mayor or Houston's red headed widows? As a paragrapher George Bailey is almost in a class by himself. . : THEY "KNOCK" IN VAIN A gentleman from the North, who arived in this city recently. Is authori ty for the statement that until after he had passed Sinton he heard noth ing but "knocks" for Brownsville and the Valley of the Lower Rio Grande. He had been attracted to this section, however, by statements and descrip tive articles printed in The Herald, and to which ho has been a subscriber for the past year, and once on his way he said he did not propose to be turned aside by those who had prop erty to sell and which they were trying to boost by "knocking" the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Shortly after his arrival here the gentleman visited a portion of the Valley in an automobile, and on his return to the city he made the statement ' that ho had seen enough to convince him that this was the country for him and that here he would buy land, build a home and spend the balance of his days. The effort of the real estate men in other sections to divert immi gration from the Brownsville country, is quite human, for they are looking out for their own interests and are well aware of the fact that if a home seeker once views the Valley of the Lower Rio Grande it will be a hard matter to convince him that any oth er section of the State is one-half as good. The gentleman whose state ment was the cause of this article complimented The Herald by declar ing that Its descriptions of the Valley were underdrawn and that they could have been twice as strong with out overstepping the bounds of fact and truth. The lack of proper drainage at the proper time has almost ruined one of the most beautiful valleys in California, and unless the Federal Government comes to the aid of the farmers of that section and assists in installing a proper drainage sys tem, there will be nothing left for them to do but desert their homes and seek other fields. The fate of this urjhappy valley should be a warning to the farmers of the Valley of the Lower Rio Grande, who de pend on irrigation for successful crops. Farming by irrigation with out drainage cannot long bo made a success, and this our farmers should lose no time in learning. . Col. C. W. Morse, the New York banker who was recently sentenced to hard labor for improper use of the bank's money, has made oath that he is a bankrupt. Two years ago Col. Morse was worth $20,000,000 and it seems almost impossible of belief that a man could get rid of that amount of money in so short a time. Wall Street, however, is an unpitying beast when it once gets a man in its talons, and Col. Morse is not the first victim who has been stripped of a princely fortune in a day's time by "playing the game." Point Isabel Items To The Herald: Point Isabel, Texas, Nov. 10. The weather has been Ideal for the last ten days. Visitors by the score were here and at Tarpon Beach last Sunday. The Jefferson Inn has opened its doors to the public, and bids fair for a successful season. Business is normal, and the fisher men are having rather meagre luck. Ed Box, wife and daughter and Miss Annie Anderson, who is teaching at the Atascosa ranch, spent Sunday afternoon with Mrs. Jas. Hill. John Champion spent Saturday night and Sunday with his family in Brownsville. Frances Lightbourne, after ten days illness, is again attending school. Some contagious disease, like the nettlerash, is going the "rounds" in this community and Teacher D. Hemphill, has a well developed case that keeps him, he says, "hapjily scratching," making him forget his other troubles. Notwithstanding the warm weather several of our citizens are complain ing of bads colds the genera! health however, is excellent. The sad intelligence of the sudden death of Editor Jesse O. Wheeler last Saturday morning, produced groat "sorrow in Point Isabel, and very many were the expressions of pro found regret by the leading citizens of this community, where he was in timately known. XUECKS COUNTY TO JOIN THE S. W. ASSOCIATION. Truck growers of Nueces County will at an early date affiliate with the Southwestern Truck Growers' Asso ciation, If plans which were laid at a meeting in Corpus Christ! Saturday do not go awry. Roy Campbell, sales manager for the association, returned from South Texas yesterday and is well pleased with the results of the meeting. The meeting was held at the Cor pus Christi Chamber of Commerce and was attended by about seventy five of the truck growers of the coun ty, besides a large number of bank ers and business men of the city. A movement was started to organize a local business association which will be an auxiliary of the larger organi zation. There are now about two hundred men engaged in the truck growing business in Nueces County. Mr. Campbell says that a drouth now prevailing in the coast country promises to cut this season's truck crop short. The cabbage has just been planted and if a rain does not fall within the next week or two this crop will be a toal failure. The same might be said in a large meas ure all other truck crops. San An tonio Express. lots on Monroe Street, between 11th and 12th streets. Lot No. 11, block 05, Adams street, between 10th and 11th streets. 2 lots with 50x100 foot store and warehouse, and one frame cottage on Levee street, between 10th and 11th streets. ' Woodhouse store, with two lots, at Pt. Isabel. For Prices Apply to A. T. WOODHOUSE, Raymondville, Texas. 5c Straight "Everywhere" TUST INTRODUCED An immediate success, the most satisfying cigar in the world. No "heaviness;" the cool smoke burns gently. Get next to it; it is better to smoke now than hereafter. The Eagle ...Pharmacy Geo. J." Head, Prop. D. B. CHAPIN ATTORNEY AT LAW HIDALGO, TEXAS S. As a political guesser. Col. Cecil Lyon can miss the mark about as far as anybody. It is said that he ac tually made Col. Simpson believe that he (Simpson) would be elected Gov ernor of Texas, when a schoolboy should have known that Col. Simpson had no more show that a rabbit. With II of his had guessing.however, it Is a fact that Col. . Lyon dishes out the ederal pie in Texas, and he who would eat that pie must first kowtow to the pie-dispensing Colonel. Mr. Campbell's statement about the drouth evidently had no reference to the Valley of the Lower Rio Grande, as truck-raising here is done by irrigation and the drouth cuts no figure whatever in the production of the crops. In fact, our truck-growers have more to fear from rain than from drouth. Rerffiedty The enterprising ladies of San Be nito have organized a civic improve ment club with Mrs. Sam Robertson as president. When the ladies un dertake a thing It is as good as ac complished and this means that San Benito is going to be made, "a thing of beauty" and a joy to those who dwell there. No malice is implied or intended when we tell the people of cheerless North Texas that down in the Valley of the Lower Rio Grande we are feasting on roasting ears and veget ables of various kinds taken fresh from the gardens. Btops the cough andheals lungs Cures Backache, Kidney and Bladder Trouble. It corrects irregularities, strengthens the kidneys so they will eliminate the impurities from the blood and tones up the whole system. Commence taking Foley's Kidney Remedy at once and avoid Bright's Disease or Dia betes. 50. and $1.00 bottles. We are prepared to do all kinds of Well and Windmill Work. We also Manufacture Sand Strainers.. .. ISABEL- TEXAS H. BARRY Contracting Engineer AND ARCHITECT DRAFTING and BLUE PRINTING PHONE No. 6 BROWNSVILLE TRANSFER COMPANY Noah Allen 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. PosLoffice Building Up Stairs e, Texas r -THE- OF BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS 1 Capital, $100,000 Surplus and Undivided Profits, $54,000 OFFICERS: Jas. A. Browne, President S. L. Dwonnan, 1st Vice Pres. W. M. Rctcliffe, 2d Vice Pres. A. Ashheira, Cashier DIRECTORS: A. Ashheim John Closner C. E. Barreda Jas. A. Browne Wm. Kelly S. L. Dwonnan W. M. Ratcliffe Robert Dalzell W. F. Soragne Jas. B. Wells E. C. Forto M. H. Cross M. Alonso A.'Cueto PROMPTNESS q4ND LIBERALITY dP&&& 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. G. F2RNANDEZ, Cashier John McAlIen, Jose Celaye, L T. Pryor Mizael Fernandez, Jr. E. H. Goodrich, O. C Sander. I. O. Fernanda E. A. McGaRV, Assistant-Cashier. fx S. A M. He CR.OSs7n 1 1 WHOLESALE DEALERS IN 1 1 g Canned Goods, Flour, Etc. 1 1 Winchester Arms and Ammunition IBROVSVILLE, TEX. MATAMOROS, MEXJj Anything Electrical mm Anything in Plumbing Jectric and Plumbing C 2 ALL KINDS OF Electrical, Plumbing & Sheet Metal Work All Work Guaranteed Satisfactory Telephone No. 166 Opposite Postoffice Postoffice Box 288 MAIL ORDERS FROMPTLY ATTENDED TO Eureka Plumbing & Sheet Metal Works SANITARY PLUMBING Gas Fitting, Architectural Sheet Metal Work, Tanks, Cisterns, Etc. P. O. Box123. Brownsville, Texas.; I Brownsville Grocery Company S Staple an? Eaicy Groc z i i Fancy Domestic and Imported Goods Premium DcpoSnar American Tobacco Co. Save Your Tags We Redeem Them See Oar Premiums Jo Country Orders Given V j Prompt Attention L 1 !fc 51 Line High Grade Cigars and Tobaccos FRESH STOCK FANCY CANDIES By the Day, Week or Month Ilraml new house just furnished and opened for business; two blocks from depot; one block from postoffice APPLY TO MRS. RYAN, At The New Mason House. f. w. kib: Attorney-At-Law NOTARY PUBLIC Pulegnat Bldg. BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS San Carlos Hotel GEO. S. BEARD, Manager Two Blocks North of Depot. American Plan Rate $2.00 per day. Special by Week or Month Commercial and Tourist Trade Solicited Strictly New. All Outside Rooms with Modern Conveniences rree sample Koom. Hot and Cold Water Baths lllll.IIUaaj..jar3g ELLS cAttorney at Law Successor to Powers & Maxan. Powers & Wells, "Wells & Rentfro Wells, Rentfro & Hicks Wells & Hicks, Wells, Stayton & Kleberg. I 'my and sell real estate and investigate V jd titles. A com plete abstract of all titles of rec ord in Cameron county, Texas. Prateice in all stale and federal courts, when especially employed. Land litigation and corporation practic. LOUIS KOWALSM Brokerage and Commission Carry Stock of Corn, Oats, Potatoes, Onions, Cement and ! imp, Butter and CheeseonCoId Storage I Texas Company Producer, Refiner and Distributor of Texas Petroleum and its Products CRUDE OIL 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. GENERAL OFFICE 1 n,,:c L'n,vn!c.-; Arrt RmmncvIIU To, BEAUMONT. TEXAS iwnuioiu, "S"? uiu'iuoiinw, am Colonization Company, Co-Operative Canal. Sa!es Mgrs. Sugar cTHill Now Building, and a Spur from the Railroad to the Mill. Apply to Any jReal Estate Dealer