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JTXVII. NO. 2S5.
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, "MONDAY, MAY 31, 1909.
SINGLE COPIES, 5 CENTS
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A Thorough Examination will ,
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Stock carried in Corpus Christi, Mercedes,
Mission and McAHen.
AT FORT BROWN
CITIZENS PAY TRIBUTE TO BEAD
! Flags and Flowers Decorate Three
Thousand Graves Program of
Prayer, Song, Reading and Oratory
Monument to Major .Brown.
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IRRIGATED LANDS FOR SALE
jJHE RESULTS HAVE BEEN PHENOMENAL
We still have 16,000 acres 5f land
for sale, some of which adjoins the
Mission Townsite. Also 518 acres
of choice sugar cane land, border
ing on the river.
CONWAY a HOIT
Mission, Hidalgo County, Texas .
In the Rio Grande Valley
E. P. Rowson & Co.
Exclusive Sales Agents
Brow&svllle-" Chapin '
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Marine of St Paul, Minn Office at Celford Theatre, Office hours 9 to 12 a.m. 2 to 5 p.m.
With appropriate ceremonies, the
Nation's memorial day was observed
yesterday by the citizens of Browns
ville at Fort Brown, where the usual
tribute of reverent respect was paid
to the dead defenders of our country,
who lie buried there. Several hundred
persons were present, going in car
riages or automobiles, or on foot.
Many carried flowers which were
placed on the graves of the soldiers.
The ceremonies began about half past
four o'clock, being presided over by
Captain T. B. Robinson, superintend
ent of the cemetery. The exercises
opened with prayer by Rev. Wm.
Joselin Bhrhard, rector of the Episco
pal church. The grand old National
j hymn, "America" was then teung,
jail present being invited to join in
tne singing. Lincoln s iamous au
dress delivered at Gettysburg on Nov.
10, 18C3 on the occasion of the dedi
cation of the .National Cemetery on
the battle ground of Gettysburg, was
read with much expression by Sec
retary R. N. Magill bf the Lower Rio
Grande Valley Commercial ' Club.
The leading feature of the cere
monies was the address of Judge
Noah Allen, which followed the read
ing. Judge Allen, who was intro
duced by Captain Robinson, found
inspiration" in the ever inspiring
theme of the soldier's heroism, for
the following eloquent words:
"Jlr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentle
men: The roar of war has long since
died away; pools of blood no longer
mark the fields of carnage; graves
have sunken in; the shouts of victory
have grown less noisy, and the
strains of martial music are but the
echoings of the past. "With the pas
sing years we are almost lost in the
mad whirl of commercialism and the
scramble for the clinking dollars, but
in the midst of it all the nation com
mands us to halt for a day, in each
year to give honor to whom honor
is due, and pay respectful tribute to
its heroes who sacrificed their lives
for their country.
"The house once divided against
itself did not fall. The Union once
almost rent in twain did not dissolve.
Today, after more than forty years
of peace we stand on the sacred soil
of the sunny South, on the border
land of the greatest nation on earth,
assembled for the purpose of doing
honor to these three thousand brave
men who offered themselves as the
pillars of our ' greatness to keep our
house from falling and bared their
breasts to the enemy's bullets to
prevent the dissolution of our union
We have gathered here to join in
placing around their sacred memories
wreaths of fadeless flowers of our love
and appreciation. But, as we pause,
the past rises before us like a dream.
Again we see the great struggle for
"We see the great armies flaunting
their flags to the breezes, and keep
ing step to the inspiring music of
fife and drum. We can see the flower
and youth of the land on the field of
battle, and hear the terrible roar
of musketry and the bursting of
shells. The past, the war between
the states, with all of its horrors rises
before us. We see the young men
and the old men cut downlike wheat
before the reapers. These' heroes are
dead. They died for liberty. They
died for the flag that makes us free.
They died for us. They sleep in the
land mawe free by their blood, under
the nag they preserved as stainless.
They sleep beneath the sad hemlocks,
the moaning pines and weeping wil
lows. Their sleeping places are un
der the broad canopy of heaven
where they are careless alike of the
sunshine or the shadow each in his
palace of rest. The land' may run red
with blood of other wars, but they
are at peace. They found the seren
ity of death in the roar of conflict, in
the midst of battle. These aie they,
whose memories we are here ro com
memorate. These are heroes before
whom we bow in grateful remem
brance, for their self-sacrificing loy
alty to the land that we love. For
these, we shed our tears. The world
loves its heroes. Heroism is not the.
heritage of the great and the promin
ent, alone. Too much credit is some
times given to generals or soldiers
in high rank. The faithful private
who marches in the front rank and
cheerfully obeys orders', leaving
home, wife, family and friends, for
his country's defense is as great a
hero as the greatest general. He of-,
fers his life. He can do nothing
"As the men in high rank in the
war of the rebellion are rapidly pass
ing on, tardy justice is seeking her
own, and the world today, more than
ever before, sees the hero in the
humble private who died that the
Union might live. We here today
should not forget the hero in the
NIGHT TRAIN DISCONTINUED.
rKWil! Run Only Tri-Wcekly Be
& tween Houston and Browns
?K ville, Beginning Tuesday,
it - June 1.
Special to The Herald : ' r
Kingsville, Texas, May 31. rlt
Beginning tomorrow the night
train between Brownsville and
Houston will be run only tri- Hi
weekly, the regular night serv
ice being discontinued. Orders
were issued from headquarters
here today, taking off trains 1 w
and 2, which have been leaving
Houston and Brownsville at Ht
S:30 and 4:15 p. m., daily, re- rr
spectively. Under the new sche
dule, the night train will leave r!
Brownsville for Houston, Sun
days, Tuesdays and Thursdays rK
at 4:15 p. m., and will leave
Houston for Brownsville Satur
days, Mondays and Wednesdays M
at 8:30 p In.
FLIGHT OF AIRSHIP
CRASHED INTO THE SIDE OF THE
Rope Which Was Hitched From the
Auto to the Aeroplane Broke Mr.
Newman, Sole Occupant, Escaped
Without a Scratch.
1 Many of our prominent residents
journeyed to West Brownsville Satur
day afternoon to witness Mr. New
man's attempt to fly his new aero
plane. Early in the daylhe aeroplane was
cut loose from its festenings. It was
held secure by wire tied to stakes,
and had been resting on low sup
ports. The props were removed
rather suddenly, causing the ma
chine to fall to the ground with a
thud, and snapping one of the wooden
upright stringers on the right wing
in two. The damage was very slight
and quickly repaired, however. The
attendants then towed the machine,
which is built op rollers, to the start
It was nearly time for the ship to
make its initial bow. The course
was by this time rather congested
with the crowd. Automobiles
and carria'ges had arrived in goodly
numbers and the road was alive with
anxious spectators. After a photo
graph of the ship had been taken,
the aeroplane was hitched to Lon
Hill's nevJ5-horse power automobile
by means of a rope about 150 feet
long, the trial course was cleared,
and the get-ready signal sounded.
Mr. Newman took his seat on the
aeroplane. His many friends bade
him bon voyage. A wave of his hand
signaled that he was ready. The
driver of the car turned on the power
and they were off. '
They had not proceeded more than
a hundred yards, when the ship be
gan to veer. It had risen about a
foot from the ground, and just when
it looked as if the trial would be suc
cessful, the right wing got tangled
with the shrubbery on the side of the
road and forced the aeroplane to
change its course. The strain on the
rope was so' "great that it broke
and the aeroplane went crashing
into the shrubbery and brush on the
side of the road.
This accident crippled the airship
so badly that it was impossible to
repair it in time to, make another
Mr. Newman escaped without a
scratch. He was sorely disappointed,
however, that the trial ended so ab
ruptly. To a number of friends he
stated he would try again Tuesday
afternoon at4: 30.
ranks who fought our nation's bat
tles. To him we should give due
credit for his heoic valor.
"While we are he're to honor our
dead we must not forget our living.
There is no honor too great we can
confer upon the man who gave his
life for our flag. There is nothing
too good for the living who gave
themselves as a willing sacrifice upon
the altar of their country.
"They gave all they had to the
nation, the union should give some
thing to, them. As their bending
forms are tottering to the grave this
great national commonwealth should
strew their pathway with flowers of
real comfort and ease in grateful
recognition of their patriotism and
"Empty words of praise are but
feeble expressions of gratitude and
appreciation. In the sreat struggle
for life it is better to give bread than
bouquets. Flowers may do for the
dead, but food is essential for the liv
ing. Real gratefulness to the, sol
diers of the past will bear substantial
fruit for -their present needs. The
ranks are thinning out. Father Time
with his scythe and glass is gathering
his harvest. Only a few years more
will the campfires be rekindled for
the valiant braves of 1861-65.
"While remembering the soldiers
who wore he blue, let us not neglect
to place a breath of immortelles upon
rl ? graves of those who wore the
gray. No braver, truer men ever
Main Canai 27 miles long,
250 feet wide and 20 feet
deep. 13,000 acre feet of
storage. 4 sections separat
ed by locks and dams. Wat
er stands 4 feet higher in
each section thanMn the one
next below. 50 miles of lat
erals, or branch canals now
completed and in operation.
Take our free automobile
trip to the heaagates and see
Water in any quantity de
sired flows naturally from
the bottom of the Rio Grande
into our main canal and
from there into the laterals
and out -upon the fields. It
does this when the river is
low as well as whea the river
is high. To fill the canal we
simply lift one or more of
the eight gates in the big
On Main Line ot Oulf Coast Railway 19 Miles North of Brownsville
The Delta of the Rio Grande is the Most Favored Region on
the Continent for Farming, Trucking and Fruit Growing
San Benito is the Most Favored Spot
In the Rio Grande Delta Because We Have
Which is the One Tiling Needful
At San Benito You Will Find
The Only Gravity Canal in the Brownsville Country
The Only Canal in the Valley that has Navigation
We are Now irrigating thousands of acres Without Pumps
Get off tne train at SAN BENITO or csil at our Brownsville office, opposite Miller
Hotel. Write cr ask for ticket giving you FREE AUTOMOBILE RIDE from Browns,
villc to San Benito via our Headgates. Write for Booklet
San Benito Land & Water Co.
SAN BENITO, TEXAS.
ALBA HEYWOOD. President SAM A. ROBERTSON, Secretary and Engineer
Cane and other products
handled on barges (20 by 00
feet J through our series of
locks and dams.
The town of San Benito U
growing rapidly. Splendid
hotel. Running water in eW
Two Splendid driven wells just brought ra at San Senito
Pure Sweet water a: 180 feit
Snyder-Mason Lumber & Manufacturing Co.
Lumber, Shingles, Sash, Doors, etc.
Give us a trial before you buy.
We can please you.
Phone 226 Offica, Levee Sfcreat
Yard, West Brownsville
ANNO UNO E KENT
We beg to announce to the people of Brownsville, West Brownsville,
and the.entire Lower Rio Grande Valley that on or about July 1, 1909, we
will open a store in the Armstrong building on the corner of Washing
ton and 11th streets equipped with modern fixtures and stocked with a
complete assortment bf Hardware, Farm Tools and Implements, Fencing
Materials, Stoves and Ranges. Kitchenware and Crockery, Cutlery, Sport
ing and Athletic Goods, Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Glassi etc.
We wish to emphasize three facts:
FIRST: We propose to maintain a standard of quality in our goods.
SKCOXD: We shall always consider our customers' wishes and welfare
thus insuring their patronage and a permanent reputation for our firm.
THIRD: We will have a prompt and efficient free delivery system.
The thrifty farmer, the close-buying contractor and the economical
housewife will find It to their advantage to deal 'with us, because our
goods will be of the best quality, our prices right, our service courteous,,
and our delivery prompt.
We solicit a share of your patronage. Try us.
'HICKS HARDWARE CO.
Cor. Washington and 11th Sts., Rrovnisville, Texas.
faced a storm of shot and shell than
the soldiers of the South. Their
Ijravery, their fortitude and their
eotirare was never excelled. They
fought for -what they believed to be
right. Their honesty of thought and
purpose has never been questioned.
Ihey sacrificed their all for a princi
ple. However much we may deplore
the wr between the states; however
widely the North and South mav
have differed upon the issue involved,
they were conceded to be honest dif
ferences, between brave and honest
men. When the war was over these
differences were ended. They lived,
they fought, they died, for their con
victions. They are heroes. Side' by
side on the breast of mother earth,
: the heroes sleep in many unknown
graves. No stones mark their resting
i place, no insignia mark their color.
They also are the nation's heroes.
They have the nation's lovet because
of their valor"
"Each year the nation's flowers are
strewn about their graves in honor
I of their memory. With a united
country we are one people. Our
bounties belong to all. The nation's
'heroes- should be the nation's wards.
We are a united country.- We know
no north, no south, no east no west.
Wherever we may he, we are a part f
of one common country, under one
banner. "Old Glory" fans the fires
of love and patriotism and is regard
ed the world over as the shield and
emblem of protection to every loyal
American whether hjs heart throbbed
under the blue or the gray. When the
nation calls to arms, sectional lmes
are unknown, all resp'ond as with one
voice. All contribute alike to the
nation's needs. The nation should
contribute to the needs of all. The
hour has come when we should find
it more blessed to give than to re
ceive. The government of this re
united " and prosperous country
should preserve with equal care,
and tenderness the graves of the
Federals and Confederates. The doors
of the national homes for the aged
soldiers of the country should he
thrown open wide, with a hearty wel
come to the valiant men of the South,
whose hoary locks tell of the hard
ships of war, that the braves who
wore the blue and the gray may dwell
together, and end their days in peace.
(Continued on page 2)
a Donna Canal Co., Hall
THE LANDS OF THE IiA DOXNA CANAL CO., OF WHICH AVE ARE EXCLUSIVE SALES AGENTS LIES BETWEEN DONNA ON THE ST. L., B. & 31., JIT. AND THE OLD anUTAItT iTr AD NXAi THE RIVER.
IT IS THE ONLY LAND FOR SALE AT DONNA, UNDER THE CANALS NOW IN OPERATION OF THE LA DONNA CANAL CO. WE ARE BUI LDING ON OUR OWN PROPFRTY, sr-, li HSI.L iS BE IN OPERA
TION FOR THE NEXT CROP- WE WILIi HAVE IN OPERATION TO O UR SUGAR MILL AND THPOUGH THE PROPERTY. RAILWAY. WH ICH WILL BRING KVFRV 1 "T " l- .. 'r THF MTU-