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6 Brownsville Herald.
Official County and City Journal. sirs. Jeaso O. Wheeler, Proprietor. GoB8olldated in 1893 with the Daily Cosmopolitan, which was published in Brownsville for sixteen years Entered at the Fostoffice. Brownsville. Texas as secoad-class matter. E3 TKRiMS OP SUBSCRIPTION. I)a;Jy Published every evening xeept Sunday, aany oy man posxpaia 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. .$6V00 One copy six months. 3t00 Weekly Published Saturday, by rar.il postpaid to any point in the United States, or Mexico. One copy six months 75 One copy one year $1.50 One copy three months. . .50 Subscriptions invariably due and jmbable in advance. Adv-.Using rate on application. Make all checks payable to MRS. JESSE O. WHEELER. SATURDAY. JANUARY ?, 1909. RIVALS SOUTHERN CALI FORNIA. That Herald readers in other sec tions may see that the glowing re sorts published in this paper re garding the wonderful possibilities of the Brownsville Country are not exaggerated, the following editorial from a recent number of the Waco Tribune Is copied: "Texas peeople are just beginning to realize that here at home they have a section of the state that in climate, fertility and products even mbre than rivals the famous Southern California country, of which Los Angeles is the center. We allude, as will be inferred, to what is commonly called the Brownsville Country,' or Lower Rio Grande Val ley. "And the wonderful feature of it is that up to only five years ago this country was given up to the ranch man and cattle and was unknown. Lands that sell today at $a0 to $100 per acre went bogging for a pur chaser at one to two dollars an acre. ' The railroad has wrought the change and .revealed the wonderland that was in Texas, awaiting the mag ic influence of capital, industry and energy. The pioneers who had fore sight and pluck to' go iu and acquire holdings in the new land are reap ing rich reward. The products are simply wonderful and eurich the growers. Lands are bought and sold daily and values go up steadily nev er down. Lands that sold in Southern California twenty years ago at $S0 to 100 an acre bring $500, to $1000 an acre today. The same de velopment may be expected in the .Lower Rio Grande Valley. "It is a fact that so wonderful are the conditions, the inducements, the opportunities in that section that ome people will not credit it. They doubt what is told them and suspect some trick or deception. 'It is too good to be true,' many say. We thought of this yesterday when read ing the report of Mr. R. A. Thomp son, chief engineer of the Texas Rail road Commission. He was sent over the line of the St. Louis. Brownsville and Mexico Railway, from Houston to Brownsville, to inspect the line and decided on the amount of bonds per mile, that shall be allowed to that road. He spent some time in the work, investigating the country care fully as well as the railroad, and on his return he is quoted in the Dallas News of Tuesday, as saying: " The half has not been told in the special newspaper articles of the pos sibilities and development of that Southwestern country. With the ca nals completed and under way a total of between 700,000 and SOO.OOO acres will be brought under cultiva tion. ' ' 'The country is just reaching that pafht where the wonderful possibili ties are only in sight. The Browns ville road will not be able to ilo the business ten years from now even It it is double tracked. In proof of that a conservative estimate is that each of the 750.000 acres to be ir rigated will, in the numerous crops of a mild twelve months, produce at least three-fourths of a car load of freight out bound. That will be an annual movement of 600,000 cars..' "This is an impartial and intelli gent opinion and is well calculated to impress. Mr. B. F. Yoakum, head -4 of the Frisco system, builded more -wisely thai, most people suspected when he induced St. Louis capital to penetrate the undeveloped country with a railroad. His superb judgment DONNA LANDS: C-Gperative aiiafis Colonisation Company, has had early t vindication an'd the benefit to Texas "will be immense, for within a decade thenew country will add untold millions to the tax values of the state and thousands of people Will reap rich benefits as well. Brownsville will rival San Antopio in' population and wealth. South west Texas will share with Southern California the wonder and attention of the world." Governor Tom's offer of $100 re ward for the arrest and conviction of parties who gamble or exhibit gamb ling devices, and also of parties who permit gambling on premises owned by. them, may have suggested some New Year resolutions to the fraterni ty. Governor Tom is determined to stop gambling in Texas, and as it is a penitentiary offense, it is about time for the gamblers to be looking a little out. The American army of "pacifica tion," which has been holding down the. irrepressible patriots in Cuba,, is being withdrawn, and the Island will be given another opportunity to show whether it is capable of self government. If it fails again, the American flag may have to be hoisted again over its troublous population, and, who knows but what next time it may be hoisted to "slay put." It is noticed that nobody has raised any particular objections to our "hauling down the flag" n Cuba, nor has anyone been accused of .lack of patriotism on account of its being done. Don't forget those New Year reso lutions. . . THE MATTER OF GOuw ROADS. The extent of the civilization and prosperity of a country is frequently and properly gauged by the character and extent of its public roads and means of easy communication. If by public roads is meant the ordinary highway or means of neighborhood communication, the United States would stand very low in the scale of progress, but clearly all the means of communication should be taken in to account. In the matter of rail roads this country easily stands at the head, and for that reason the ut ter worthlessness of our public roads socalled, cannot be permitted to weigh in the scale against us as would be the case but for the extent of our rail communication. But perfect as our railroad system undoubtedly is compared with the systems or otnor countries, it is ter ribly handicapped by the wretched country and neighborhood roads which serve as feeders to .t, as well as the only means of communication between the country towns and the farms that surround them. A few States maintain fairly good highways between leading points, but the great majority of country roads are noth ing but dirt paths, with little grading, small attempt at drainage and con structed without regard to grade or economy of distance. This absence of good roads is the source of great loss and inconven ience to the farmers of the country. In bad weather all traffic is necessari ly stopped.and even in the best weath er it is, impossible to haul heavy loads without great waste of energy and expense," not to speak of the loss of valuable time. This extra cost, due to the bad rbads) adds materially to the cost of growing staple crops. The " matter of good roads has long claimed the attention of public men, but the amount or improve ment resulting has been small. The cost of constructing and maintaining roads is commonly borne by the coun ties through .which they run, and in some cases by the States where continuous highways are maintained. The States have done better as a rule than the counties, but in no States of the Union can it be claimed that a really good system of roads is maintained. News Orleans Pica yune. iiore people are taking Foley's Kidney Remedy every year. It is con sidered to be the most effective rem edy and bladder troubles that medi cal science can devise. Foley's Kid ney Remedy corrects irregularities, builds up worn out tissues and re stores lost vitality. It will make you fotil well and look well. Sold by all druggists. The finest pearls in the world cpme from Thursday Island, north of Australia, one valued at $15,000 recently reaching London from its fisheries. Great Britain greatly increased its acreage of wheat, potatoes and lucerne this' year at the expense of all the other grain and vegetable crops. The Illinois Central Railroad is fitting up several locomotives to burn coke iu otfort tn chec.T the smoke nuisance at terminals. Foley's Orino Laxative cures chronic constipation and stimulates the liver. Orino regulates the bowels so they will act naturally and you .o not have to take purgatives contin ally. Sold by all druggists. stoxs tho coah and Sicals lons FOR SALE fete 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, Raymondvflle, Texas. BENIGNO CEBALLAS , TAILORING, Cleaning, and Pressing for Ladies AND GENTLEMEN. WORK CALLED FOR AND DELIVERED SUITS MADE TO ORDER. Near Ilth and Elizabeth Sts. BronivlIIe, Tex. UNION BAKERY John Thielen, Manager Bread, Biscuit, Cakes, .Etc., Made From the Choicest Brands of Flour Eli7abeth Street. Brownsville, Texas SPECIAL LAND 126 acres 1 miles from Brownsville, all in cultivation, under irrigation. will cut in tracts to suit cheap. Also 40 acres one mile from Sta tion at Harlingen, on canal, fine land, a bargain. I have an inquiry for a house and lot in Brownsville; who has one for sale? A. W. CUNNINGHAM, Elizabeth St. opposite New Bank. TO Something New The Splendid Continental Light, which produces a light of 100 candle power, and when used three or four hours every day, consumes only 1 1-2 gallons of ordinary kerosene oil, costing 11 cents per gallon in one month. This Lamp which was formerly worth $6, is now offered as follows: Table lamp $5, Wall lamp $4. Mantles and chimneys at 20 cents. J. L TREVINO Corner Monroe and Fourteenth Streets Mrs. Wm. Home urnishe afe in Connection ALL MODERN CONVENIENCES CENTRALLY LOCATED, 716 Chaparral St. Corpus Christi, - Texas LODGING 25c-35c- McCAIN :: Fronting Depjt Ass't U. S. Attorney Attorney and Counsellor at Law Will do a general prac tice in all Federal and State Courts. Special attention given to Land Titles. PosLoffice Building Up SfjCirsJ Browiksville, Texas Rafael Gutierrez Contractor and Builder All Kinds of REPAIRING Office I2th St., Near Elizabeth St. .Telephone No. 190 Sales Mgrs. . looms Ae We HBLGER PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Office Over Eagle Dru3 Store The Metropolitan 0n!y Up-to-Date Short Order Restaurant In the City. Regular Meals 25c . SPECIALTY ir: LUNCHES.FOR TRAVELERS Famished Rooss 50c and 75c. J. A. CLOETTA, Proprietor Nest to Crhell Saloon. Brownsville Texa SEND' BROKEtf WATCHES TO R. L. LACKNER All Work Gaarnfeed Prompt Delivery Also s Complete Lice of Watches, Clocks, Spectacles, Jewelry, Etc. BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS JAMES B. WELLS cAttorney at Law Successor to Powers & Hasan, Powers & Wells, Wells & Rentfro Wells, Eentfro & Hicks Wells & Hicks, Wells, Stayton & Kleberg. Pbuy and sell real estate and investigate !"d titles. A com plete abstract of all titles of rec ord in Cameron county, Texas. Prateice in all state and federal courts, when especially employed. Land litigation and corporation practice. Dr. F. C. SIZELAN DENTIST Permanently Located in the PUENTE BUILDING By the Day, Week or Month Brand new house just furnished and opened for business; two Mocks from depot; one blctfc from postoflico Free Access to Bath APPLY TO MRS. RYAN, At The New Mason House. Martin Hanson Contractor 5nH Builder Estimates Furnished :: Phone 2$ A. GOLDAMMER CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER -vssgs-Pians and Specifications Fur nished on Short Notice Wholesale (Cheap for Cash Frank Alcedo Celaya Building. E. H. Goodrich & Son ATTORN EYS-AT-LAW (MORTGAGE LOANS DEALERS IN REAL ESTATE City Property and Country Prop erty in Small Tracts (MANAGERS CAMERON COUNTY ABSTRACT CO. H. BARRY Contracting Engineer AND ARCHITECT DRAFTING and BLUEPRINTING D. B. CHAPIN ATTORNEY-AT-LAW HIDALGO, TEXAS CanaL Sugar cTHill Now Building, and a Spur from the Railroad t j the Mill Apply to Any Real Estate Dealer THE- First National Bank OF BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS Capital, $100,000" Surplus and Undivided Profits, $S4tQto OFFICERS: Jas. A. Browne, President S. L. Dwornas, 1st Vice Pres. W. M. RatcHffe, 2d Vice Pres. A. Ashfeeiw, Caskkr DIRECTORS:' A. Ashheim John Closner C. P. Barreda Jas. A. Browne Win. Kelly S. L. Dwornan W. M. RatcliSe Robert Dalzell W. F. Sprayue Jas. B. Wells E. C Forto til. H. Cross M. Alonso A. Cueto PROMPTNESS qAND LIBERALITY JgJc THEpERCH ANTS' NATIONAL BANK I OF BROWNSVILLE. TEXAS! Capital Stock, $100,000.00 U.gS. GOVERNMENT DEPOSITORY OFFICERS E. H. GOODRICH, President JOHN McALLEN, Vice President J. G. FERNANDEZ, Cashier Lbi E. A. McGaRY, ar U&AN.H WHOLESALEDEALERS IN Canned Goods, Flour, Etc. Winchester Arms and Ammunition Ik BROWNSVILLE, TEX. Anything g Electrical K1 g ALLJKINDS OF': Electrical, Plumbing & Sheet Metal Work if All Work Guaranteed Satisfactory S 5 H Telephone No. 166 Opposite Postoffice Posloffice Box 288 MAIL ORDERS FROMPTLY ATTENDED TO r. The National Comer Ilth and OPPOSITE CITY HALL Reg'ular Meals 25c. SHORT ORDERS A LA CARTE 1 Phone A. W. CUNNINGHAM ATTORNEY AT LAW Land titles examined. General real estate business transacted. Irrigated farms and alfalfa lands. Brownsville inside property. Office Elczebeth St., opposite new Bank BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS Eureka Plumbing & Sheet Metal Works SANITARY PLUMBING Gas Fitting, Architectural Sheet Metal Work, Tanks, Cisterns, Etc. P.fO. Eos 123. -Q, JTL X, fly -4 fc - r r f- r"kfr, V 1-1 t Staple I1 Fancy Domestic j Premium and $2 Imported Goods JQ Country Orders Qived 3 Prompt Attention American Tobscco Co. Saye Your Tags We Redeem Them Sse Oar Premiums L ' - Brokerage and Commission Carry Stock of Corn, Oats, Potatoes, On.ons, Cement and Lime. ifetter and Chegsg oa CoM storage 1 DIRECTV JR.S lobn McAllcs, Jcse CeLay, x. T. Pry or Higuel Pemsndej, Jr. E. H. Goodrich, O. C Sasder. I. Q. Fersssdax Assistant-Cashier. a J CERIE S MATAMOROS, Anything in Plumbing .umDins L,o Bar and Cafe Washington Sts. 227 Brownsville, Texas? -- tryy IV 9? Groceries b: Depot for Fuii Line Wh Grade! Cigars . nd 1 Tobaccs f FRESH STOCK j I' FANCY CANDlESj & MEX. fj i i