Newspaper Page Text
The Brownsville Herald. v Qficial County and City . Journal. 3&s. Jesse O. 'Wheeler, Proprietor. Consolidated In 1893 with the Daily Cosmopolitan, which was published In Brownsville for sixteen years. Entered at the Postoffice. Brownsville. Texas as second-class matter. TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION. Da'Jy Published every evening except Sunday, daily by mail postpaid to any point 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 'tie United States, or Mexico. One copy six months 75 One capy one year $1.50 Oae copy three months. . .50 Subscriptions invariably due and pabable in. advance. Adrvtising rate on application. .Make all checks payable to MRS. JESSE O. WHEELER. FRIDAY, DECEMBER IS, 190S. AN71-SAL00N MO VEMENT AT KINGS VILLE. When that noble 'hearted, great minded woman, Mrs. H. M. King, dedicated the land that is now occu pied by the thriving town of Kings ville, she had incorporated in the deed of gift a provision that no liquor should ever be sold in the town, or upon any of the land Included in the deed. Kingsville has thrived under the "dry" regime, despite the predic tions of those who think saloons are a necessary adjunct to insure the prosperity of a place. Indeed, its de velopment has ben simply marvel ous. From a patch of chaparal four years ago, it has become a town of about two thousand. In addition to a number of substantial brick busi ness buildings, hotels and school building, many beautiful homes have been built there. And it has been re marked upon as a very unusual thing, that the railroad employes at Kingsville, where the shops and headquarters of the Brownsville road are located, own their homes, which is s aid to be a rare thing in towns where the saloons exist. But, despite the precaution taken by Mrs. King to prevent the sale of liquor in her beloved little city, the brewery people dared to establish sales houses there, thinking probably that some loophole may be found in the law to evade the rigorous pro vision imposed when the land was sold. The beer saloon began taking its toll of the railroads men's pay and of the earnings of others who feel the desire for "a HUle something" which the mere proximity of saloona seems to excite in some men.'' But the good people of Kingsville as a whole it appears are' too well statisfied with the progress that has been made there without the saloon to submit to have the fair prospects of Kingsville marred by tolerating this evil now. So they have risen almost to a man against 41iefrewery concern that has attempted to infringe upon the provisibn against the sale of liquor in that place, and the brewer is given indignant notice that, if he will not move out, a local option election will be resorted to, inorder to. drive him out. There can be no doubt as to the result of the election should it be held, and the citizens of Kingsville deserve credit for their firm stand on this grave and important matter. OFFICIAL O. rfs. VISIT. Grand Matron and Grand Patron Thorn, at Fort Worth. Fort Worth Telegram: Grand Matron Fannie V. Ward of Big Springs and Dr. Thorn of Brownsville, the grand patron of the order of Eastern Star in Texas, the two highest officers o fthe order in the state, were guests of Keystone chapter Friday night and expressed the greatest degree of pleasure with the work done by the chapter. Dr. Thorn, who had been attending the Masonic school of instruction in Wa co, came in on a delayed train and the grand matron insisted the degree work be repeated before him. Saturday morning the special guests accompanied by Mrs. De Al vord, past matron; Mrs. Cassie C. Leonard, grand secretary; Mrs. Ho sey, worthy matron of Keystone; Captain McKee, the worthy patron, and Mrs. McCullar. the assistant ma tron, made a tour of the city, wind up at Armour's on the north side, where they saw all that was to be sepn in the packing house district. It was the first visit of Mrs. Ward and of Dr. Thorn to that part of Fort Worth. In the initiation work Friday night the chapter made use of, for the first time, set of new robes for the offi cers Just procured. Haliam Colonization Company, Counw and City Teachers Hold Institute The annual Teachers; Institute, in which teachers of both city and coun ty public schools unite, was opened this morning at nine o'clock in the public school building at Brownsville. A very appropriate and well worded opening address was made by Prof. C. GT Hallmark, principal of the city school, who is conducting the insti tute. Next followed the work of en rollment and organization. In all' there were 76 teachers enrolled today, including the, teachers of the public school and the various county schools. Miss Lizzie Barbour was chosen as secretary of the institute. First on the program after organi zation was completed was an address by Superintendent of County Instruc tion E. H. Goodrich, his subject, "Needed School Improvements." . He dwelt especially upon the new law giving the tax board power to reduce the school tax of 20 cts. on the $100 valuation, which he condemns. Other recommendations offered were as fol lows: A modification of tfie present law governing the issuing of certifi cates to permit a county board of ex aminers to hold a special examination for the purpose of issuing second and third grade certificates.to be valid un til the first regular examination after issuing the same; recommending the raising of the salary of the suporln endent; advocating legislation to val idate oustanding bonds of independ ent school districts, that have been declared by the supreme court to be unconstitutional. A recess followed Superintendent Goodrich's address, after which Prof. Barbour addressed the institute upon the subject of "Grammar in its Re lation to Other Sciences," which was a valuable discourse and listened to with close interest, by the teachers. The noon recess followed, the insti tute re-assembling at one-thirty this afternoon. The following teachers from the city schools are in attendance: C. G. Hallmark, M. Valdez Miss Bertha Thielen, Mrs. Annie Put'egnat, Miss M. S. Krausse, Miss M. I. Rohde, Miss E. E. Vesseron, Miss Anita Vesseron, Mrs. T. H. Clearwater, Miss1 Lizzie Barbour, Miss Ray E. Stowe, Miss M. Hanson, Miss May Scanlan, Miss Hettie Dougherty, Miss Rachel H. Clearwater, Miss E. R. Cavazos, Miss J. P. Champion, Miss V. Camp bell, Miss Anita Cocke, Miss Tillie Hanson, Miss M. E. Duffy, Miss Maud Layton. Miss Maria Egly, Miss Mi ma Egley, Miss Rose E. Stowe. Miss Anita L. Kowalski, Miss Etta Kowal ski, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. C. G. Hallmark. The following Is a. list of the teach ers enrolled from the county: Miss Kate Purvis, San Benito; Miss Bettie Larson, sBlalacks; Mrs. K. D. Ham ilton, Horse Shoe Lake; Mrs. D. P. Holt, Union; Miss Bessie Ludlam, Jones Plantation; Miss Anegeleta Garza, Miss Mamie Cottingham, Cot tingham's Plantation; Miss Fedela Garza, Villa Nueva; Miss Gertrude Cowan, San Benito; Miss J. Webb, NogaIes;MIss E. Fernandez, Villa Nu eva; Miss Susan Putegnat, Mesquite; Miss Rita Trevino, Narajos; Miss Es tefana Champion, Lineno; Miss Man uela Longoria, Rancho Viezo; Miss Eloise Reys, San Pedro; Miss Virgin ia Garza, Santa Rosalia; Miss Aurora Cortez, El Carmen; Miss Maximina Valdez, San Rafiel; Miss Luisa Solis, Tio Cano; Mrs. Annie E. Esparza, Er cantada; Mrs. Rosalia M. Munoz, Puente del Monte; Mrs. D. T. Lopez, Las Ruchias; Miss Josephine John son, Tresquilas; Miss Herlinda Ler ma, Puente; Miss Esperanzo Labois, San Jacinto; Miss Annie Dixon, Har lingen; Miss Lillian E. Weems, Har lingen; Miss Nettie Waddell, Ray mondville; Miss Nellie Kimball, Ray mondville; Miss Louise Champion, Galveston Ranch; Miss- Kate Ed wards, Santa Maria; J. Scctt Browns, San Benito; Chas. D. Baer, Copeland; D. T. Baldwin, Tuckerton; Miss Hat tie Case, Jsabel; Mrs. L. H. Terrell. Olmito. 1)11) NOT PASS. Only One Applicant for County Schools Gnt Certificate. Only one certificate has been awarded by the county board of ex aminers, as the result of the exam inations held here week before last for applicants for positions as teachers. Out of the twenty-one who took the examinations, three withdrew their papers before they were graded, leav ing only eighteen applicants, all of whom have failed excepting one. Miss M. Opal Zimmerman of Lyford was the one who passed, having received a first grade certificate. Miss Zimmer man already held a first grade certifi cate from the state of Missouri. Mr.. Canales, one of the examiners, requests The Herald to state that the papers of the applicants which the board has just finished grading were returned to the countysuperintendent today, and that the latter will hold so that llei-awarddlastw -f Stem.h them ten days before destroying them, so that the parties interested may inspect the papers, if they wish to do so. Land For Sale. On the St. L., B. & M., railroad, two thousand acres of land, adjoin ing Combes station. An abundance of goodwell water for irrigation at twenty to twenty-five feet of surface. Good timber for fencing and fine wood. Nearly all of it a dark sandy soil. Will sell in lots t6 suit purchas ers. Address Mrs. G. M. Dishman, Harlingen, Texas. 12-18-8 I i HENRYrE. AGAR . . VISIT SAN BENITO Arranging Business Matters Expert Accountant Found His Ac counts Correct. To The Herald: San Benito, Texas, Dec. 17. Col. Alba Heywood returned to San Benito last evening after having spent the day at Harlingen on business regard ng the Connor affair. Henry E. Agar (the former Mr. Connor) spent today in San Benito, arranging his busi ness affairs, but being under' the guard of two of the rangers under Capt. Tom Ross. Mr. Heywood, who is the president of the San Benito Land and Water Company here, has had Mr. Agar in his service in the capacitjvof private secretary, and in addition to this air. Agar has been personally interested in several busi nesses' hero himself, one being a bank which was only recently opened. Mr. Hoywood on being questioned by your representative this evening re garding the affair said that the ex pert accountant, Mr. Whosenhunt, of the Hoywood Brothers Oil Syndicate, who is horo from Jennings, La., on a visit, had spont the day going through Mr. Agar's pornoiml and tho othor business and bank books tliik Mr. Agar (R. A. Connor, formerly) had any dealings with, and that as ho had oxpoctod, everything had boon found to be In tho stralghtost order. Mr. Hoywood, as well as ovoryono else hore, regrets very much tho se rious predicamout that Mr. Agar Is In and all extend him synipnthy. ADVKUTISK IX Till? 1IKKALD Honey Will cure a cough or cold no matter how severe and prevent pneumonia and consumption. ,A Guarantee. This is to certify that all druggists are authorized to re fund your money if Foley's Honey and Tar fails to cure your cough or cold. Contains no opiates. The genuine is in a yellow package. EERCE SSSSimiTtS. LODGING 25c-35c McCAIN :: Fronting Depot Mrs. Wm. Home urmsoei Gafe in Connection ALL MODERN CONVENIENCES CENTRALLY LOCATED 716 Chaparrel St. Corpus Christi, - Texas Ass't U. S- Attorney Attorney and Counsellor. Law Will do a general prac tice in all Federal and State Courts. Special i attention given to Land Titles. Post-office Building Up Stairs Hie, Texas Rafael Gutierrez Contractor and Builder ijJAll Kinds of REPAIRING 0!ic7r2thSt., Near Elizabeth;St. Telephone No. 190 1 We are prepared to do all kinds of Well and Windmill Work. We also Manufacture Sand Strainers.. .. ISABEL. TEXAS Co-Operative Sales iVlgrs. F n j Rooms .W.HILGBR PHYSICIAN? AND SURGEON Office Over Eagle Drug Store The Metropolitan Only Up-to-Date Short Order Restaurant In the City. Regular Meals 25c SPECIALTY IN LUNCIlES.',F0RTRAVELEKS Furnished Rooms 50c and 75c. J. A..CL0ETTA, Proprietor. Next to Crixell Saloon. Brownsville Texa Send Broken Watches 19 R. L. Lackner ALL WORK GUARANTEED A Fall Line ol Spectacles aai Jewelry llrmmsvlllc, ... Texas. cAttorney at Law Successor to Powers & Maxan, Powers & Wells, Wells & Kentfro Wells, Rentfro & Hicks .Wells & Hicks, Wells, Stayton & Kleberg. I buy and sell real estate and investigate r d titles. A com plete abstract of all titles of rec ord in Cameron county, Texas. Pratcice in all state and federal courts, when especially employed. Lane litigation and corporation practice. Dr. F. C. SIZELAN DENTIST Permanently Located in the PUENTE BUILDING ooms to Kent By the Day, Week or Month Brand new house just furnished and opened for business; two blocks from depot; one blrck from postoffice Free Access to Bath APPLY TO MRS. RYAN, At The New Mason House. Contractor and Builder! Estimates Furnished :: Phone 2 A. GOLDAMMER CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER r Pians and Specifications Fur nished on Short Notice Cheap for Cash Celaya Building.g E. H. Goodrich & Son r ATTO R N EYS-AT- L AW cTWORTGAGE LOANS DEALERS IN R.EAL ESTATE City Property and Country Prop erty in Small Tracts MANAGERS CAMERON COUNTY ABSTRACT CO. H. BARRY Contracting Engineer AND ARCHITECT DRAFTING and BLUE PRINTING D. B. CHAPIN ATTORNEY-AT LAW HIDALGO, TEXAS Canal. Sugar Mill Now Building, and a Apply to Any THE First National BanJi OF BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS Capital, $100,000 Surplus OFFICERS: Jas. A. Browne. President W. M. RatcHffe, 2d Vice Pres. DIRECTORS: A.Ashheim John Closntr C.P.Barreda Jas. A. Browne Wm. Kelly S. L. Dworman W. M. Ratcliffe Robert Dalzell W. P. Ssragne Jas. B.Wells E. C. Forto M.H.Cross il. Alonso A."Cneto PROMPTNESS cAND LIBERALITY TrIEMERCrIANTS' NATIONAL BANK OF BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS Capital Stock, $100,000.00 U. S. GOVERNMENT DEPOSITORY OFFICERS E. H. GOODRICH, President JOHN McALLEN, Vice President J.'G. FERNANDEZ, Cashier B. A. McGaRY, Anything Elected col Electric (( X S. Cfc M. H. CROSSt il WHOLESALE DEALERS IN 11 fl GROCERIES . Canned Goods, Flour, Etc. ) i Winchester Arms and Ammunition I BROWNSVILLE, TEX. MATAMOROS, MEX. J ALLTKINDS OF? Electrical, Plumbing & Sheet Metal Work AHSWork Guaranteed Satisfactory! Telephone No. 166 Opposite Postoffice Postoffice Box 2&& MAIL ORDERS FROMPTLY ATTENDED TO Eureka Plumbing & Gas Pitting, Architectural Sheet P. O. Bob 133. " &w&$viile Grocery Gooipaiiy tsiple Fancy Groceries i f Fancy Boraestic I and I Imported floods Premium. Hepat for American Tobactro Co. Saue Your Tags We Redeem Them Sss'Snr Premiums Country Orders Girea Prompt Attention Carry Scock of Corn, Oats, Potatoes, On.ons, Cement and f im Sgtttr and Cheese on Cold Storage I Wfae Texas Company L Producer, Refiner and Distributor of w 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 OiteSctf High Viscositygaad Low Cold Test. W. K. HARMON, Agent, - Spur from the Railroad tj the Mill. 5 and Undivided Profits, $54,000 S. L. Dworman, 1st Vice Pres. A. Asnneim, casnier DIB-Eci ORS John McAlIec, lose Celnyz, I. T. exynt Micuel Fernandez, Jr. E. H. Goodrich, O. C Sander. I. Q. Fersacdu Assistant-Cashier. Sheet Metal Works Metal Work, Tanks, Cisterns, Ek. Brownsville, Texos. Full Lice High Grade! 8? Cigars and & Tobaccos , I or FRESH STOCK ! FANCY CANDIED y? . iSEIOa? - Brownsville, Texas Real Estate "Dealer Brownsville Ls 1 d Plumbing Co. f as J - . .