Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 43, Ed. 1, Saturday, August 22, 1908 Page: 2 of 4
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The Brownsville Herald.
Official County and City Journal.
Jesse O. Wheeler Proprietor.
Consolidated in 1893 with the Daily
Cosmopolitan which was published
In Brownsville for sixteen years
Entered at the Postoffice. Brownsville. Texaj
as second-class matter.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.
Daily 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 watamoros Mexico.
One copy one year. . .$6.00
One copy six months. 3.00
Weekly Published Saturday by
mail postpaid to any point in me
United States or Mexico.
One copy six months 75
'One copy one year $1.50
One coDy three months.. .50
Subscriptions invariably due and
p&bable In advance.
Advertising rate on application.
Make all checks payable to
JESSE O. WHEELER
SATURDAY AUGUST 22 1908.
TAX RATE REASONABLE
The tax rate for the city of Browns
ville for the present year has been
fixed at the same figure as that of last
year. While some may have expected
the rate to be lowered in view of the
fact that the tax values for the city
"have been raised by the assessments
of the present year yet under the
present circumstances. It was prac
tically impossible for the rates to be
lowered this year. In fact even at
present figures the total tax rate in
this city which is only 65 cents
on the ?100 valuation is low com
pared with the rate in many other
towns. Brownsville having just huilt
a water and light plant and being
in need of a new market house
slaughter pen street improvements
and last but most important of all a
sewer system could hardly manage
at present to reduce her tax rate. As
it is however the tax burden is com-
paratively light and there are prob
ably few if any citizens of the town
who are not public-spirited enough
to bear this for the sake of obtaining
the improvements named.
It would be a grievous mistake for
the democrats to become over-confident
and not exert themselves. in the
coming election campaign because
they are so sure of winning. Times
are changing in Texas. There is no
doubt that the result of the free sil-
ver campaign caused quite a number
of democrats in the state to join the
independent ranks while a few even
openly joined the republican ranks.
Moreover the great movement of
homeseeksrs to this state during the
past two years has brought a large
number of men from other states a
considerable percentage of whom are
republicans and who will naturally
vote with that party In the coming
election. It therefore Tehooves all
true democrats to exert themselves in
behalf of the party not only to win
back the independent element but to
convince the new republican voters of
the state of their faith in democratic
principles and fealty to the great par-
ty of Jefferson and Jackson.
Some hard-worked editors are
ohjectin to Luther Burkank's latest
efforts at improvement in the veget-
able line which are directed towards
making the potato plant produce a
crop above ground as well as under
ground. The complainiants object
that the California wizard is expect-
ing too much of one small plant
when he endeavors to make it pro-
ductive at both ends. The potato
.-grower however would probably not
-object as he could then accomplish
twice as much with the same work
and on the same soil as at present
And might have more time for rest
and recreation while part of his
present potato patch might be turned
into a pleasure garden.
A chaff eur runs the automobile;
lor the airship "aviator" Is suggest-
ed but that is so close to "aviary"
that the public is afraid of getting
"stung." Houston Chronicle.
t The Chronicle paragrapher should
take another flight. In this neck of
the woods it is the inhabitants of an
..apiary that carry a sting.-
Senator Bailey has been forbidden
"by his physician to speak in public
for six months. His enemies need
not think however that they can
take advantage of his temporary dis-
ability to flay the senator for he has
tongues in thousands of mouths all
over the state that will defend him if
WEST BROWNSVILLE RESIDENCE
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The San Antonio Express of Thurs
day reports the following action in
connection with the proposed San An
tonio to Brownsville railroad:
At a meeting of the subcommittee
appointed to formulate a plan of or
ganization of business men of San An
tonio into a corporation to get togeth
er land bonuses and rights of ways to
further the construction of a Tail-
road towards Brownsville held at
the Business Men's Club yesterday af-
ternoon it was decided to suggest to
the business interests of this city that
are vitally concerned in the building
of this proposed route a tentative
plan of organization.
Owing to some uncertainty about
obligations under the State laws
governing such organizations of the
stockholders the plan offered will be
referred to a committee of lawyers to
be passed upon. This will be done
during the current week and the plan
will then be elaborated at another
meeting of the committee to be held
early next week. As soon afterwards
as possible the plan will be submitted
to the leading business men of this
city who have already signified their
interest in this undertaking and their
intention to back it
Certain large financial concerns
outside of the city have been ap
proached with the project and it Is
believed that a proposition embody-
ing a basis for pushing the project
forward will shortly be forthcoming.
It was suggested that the raising of
bonuses and subscriptions to the
amount of about $1500000 would be
necessary to secure the financing of
the railroad. Many offers of land
bonuses and subscriptions have been
Among those present at the meet
ing were W. B. Tuttle Wm. Cassin
Fred W. Cook Nat M. Washer and
CORRECTION IN REPORT OP
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING.
In reporting the action of the meet
ing of the city school trustees in yes
terday's Herald there were some in
In mentioning the increase of the
salaries of the teachers for instance
it was stated that there would be a
raise of 30 per cent on all salaries.
It should have been stated that there
would be a raise of all salaries which
would approximate about that per-
centage. The fact is the salaries of
the two teachers in the two higher
grades were raised $20 each while
the majority of the teachers received
a raise of ten dollars per month and
a few get an Increase between these
two amounts just what sum is not
The names of two teachers were ac
cidentally left out of the report
namely: Miss Hetty Dougherty and
Miss Marrianna Rohde.
It is not yet known whether Mr.
Hallmark who was elected principal
will accept the position as It Is re-
ported that he had already secured
a position elsewhere before the board-
acted. This would leave the position
of principal vacant until some one
else is secured for the place. The
salary attached to this position is
$115 per month for nine months. The
superintendent's salary is $115 per
month for twelve months.
The following acrostic was com
posed by a gentleman who is visiting
Brownsville which he dedicated to
a young lady of this city who rejoices
In the name of Gertrude:
A Wisli to a Pretty Maid.
Gay and happy may'st thou be
Ever on the stream of time;
Radiant joys e'er may'st thou see
Trending to a life sublime
Roses of true love and peace
Unfading adorn life's way;
Daily fourtunes kind increase
Endless to the endless day.
BARGAINS IN REAL ESTATE.
100 acre tract 2 1-2 miles from city
on Central Boulevard Brownsville
Land & Improvement Company canal
northern boundary 40 acres cleared
balance timber plenty water easi
ly platted to continuation Brownsville
Land and Improvement Company's
350 acres of land about ten miles
from city heavily timbered about
1 1-2 miles from Olmito station tim
ber will more than pay for clearing of
land short distance from canal. Oth-
er bargains at bargain prices. E. H.
Goodrich & Son. 8-3-tf
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San Benito Sittings f
To The Herald:
San Benito Texas Aug. 20. The
railroad tank here has been complet-
ed for some time but it was only re-
cently that the pumping plant was
installed by the railroad to fill the
Plumbers have been at work here
for some time and the hotel has been
connected with the tank so that the
entire hotel yard in addition to the
hotel itself is supplied with hydrants
at all necessary points so that it can
be watered. The court in front of the
hotel has been arranged in circular
flower beds and planted with flower
seeds and a few banana plants. With
the addition of the running water in
the yard it should present a very
attractive appearance in a very
short while. The hotel lawns have
been plowed raked and planted and
are now watered every day and these
will in the Herald correspondent's
estimation improve the looks of the
hotel at least 50 per cent. Mr. Whit-
tlesey the proprietor of the San Be
nito hotel has personally supervised
the work on the hotel grounds and
has always taken a great deal of in
terest in the beautificatlon of the
The park here has also lacked at
tention and has been devoid of floral
beauty on account of the lack of
water although its beds and walks
have been laid out for a year but
the railroad tank will now supply
water to it in addition to the hotel
and It will doubtless be a place in a
short while where San Benito society
can go to "divertirse."
Cotton picking here stiU continues
and no dciibt will for some time as
the ae-'-'nge is quite lars?.
Mr. and Mrs. Valdetero of Jen
nings La. arrived here- the latter
part of last week. As previously stat
ed in the Herald Mr. Valdetero pur-
chased the former real estate office of
Dr. Driver to use It as a drug store.
His stock of drugs came in yesterday
and he is at present ready to serve
San Benito with a full and complete
line of goods.
The brick building of Mr. R. A.
Connor has been under construction
for some time and already the portion
completed presents a very pretty ap-
pearance with it's white brick front.
Social and Personals.
H. J. L. Toombs of Houston is visit
ing his brother Alfred Toombs here.
S. A. Robertson left this morning
in his "Rambler" for Hidalgo.
Mrs. L. R. Lehman and children
returned from a three months trip
to the North the latter part of last
A box party was given at the school
house last night by the ladies of San
Benito for the benefit of the Metho-
dist church and proved quite a suc-
cess in both a social and financial
way. The ladies brought daintily
fixed up boxes of good things and tha
boys had to bid on these to get them.
In addition to this amusement the fol
lowing people with their talents ad
ded enjoyment to the evening: Mrs.
Toombs organ solo; Mrs. Freeman
song; Mises Ethel and Lola Van Ness
recitations. The auction of packages
was carried on by that king of auc-
tioneers A. L. Toombs. The evening
was a most enjoyable one in every
RE-OPENING OP SCHOOLS.
The Incarnate Word Academy re
opens Sept. 1st.
In compliance with the wishes of
some young ladies the Faculty of the
Academy are pleased to add to the
curriculum of schools a separateCom-
mercial Class and to place such at an
hour deemed most convenient for
those who wish to attend same.
The hour set apart will be from 4
p. m. to 5 p. m. daily. The Com
mercial Class embraces bookkeeping
Business method) stenography.
type writing New Business Arith-
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parochial
School adjoining Academy will also
re-open on the 1st. The school of the
Immaculate Conception (Parochial
School for boys under twelve years of
age) opens on the 1st and will be con
ducted by the sisters.
For all communications of advice
or inquiry apply to
Incarnate Word Academy Browns
ville Texas. 8-20-10
Tulosa Ranch 15 miles below
Brownsville 1 1-2 miles river front
Contains over 7000 acres about one-
third of which is suitable for irriga-
tion. $15 per acre. John W. Hoyt
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If you are going to order Seeds
of any kind write us for Prices
We can save you money on every order
and give you entire satisfaction
We handle only the very best grade of
SEEDS PLANTS INSECTICIDES ETC.
Griesenauer & May
For Ladies or Gentlemen
Day or Night
Will call for clothes and deliver them
VASS0R WALKER MILLER HOTEL
E. fl. Goodrich & Son
City Property and Country Prop
erty in Small Tracts
CAA1ER0N COUNTY ABSTRACT CO.
jj The public will find an extensive
4j assortment of Dry Goods Shoes
4j Hats Jewelry at prices without
5j competition at
M. SAHUALLA Sb COMPANY
S Elizabeth Street.
Estimates Furnished :: Phone 23
Gigar & Cigarette
Havanas and Native Mexican
CIPFJANO VALDEZ Market. Plaza
PHONE No. 6
Contractor and Builder
All Kinds of
Office 12th St. Near ElizabethJSt.
Telephone No. 190
F. W. KIBBE
Putegnat BIdg. BROWNSVILLE TEXAS
Pians and Specifications Fur-
nished oh Short Notice
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
LOTS $150.00 TO $250.00 EAC
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First National Bank
OF BROWNSVILLE TEXAS
Capital 5100000 Surplus and Undivided Profits $54000
Jas. A. Browne President S. L. Dwon&aa. 1st Vice Pres.
W. M. Ratcliffe 2d Vke Pres.
A. Ashheim JohnClosntr CP. Barreda Jas. A. Browne Wm. Kelly
S. L.Dwonnan W. M. Ratcliffe Robert Dalzell W.F. Spragne
Jas. B. Wells E. C. Forto M.H. Cross M. Alonso A. Cneto
PROMPTNESS pAND LIBERALITY
THE MERCHANTS' NATIONAL BANK
OF BROWNSVILLE TEXAS
Capital Stock $100000.00
U. S. GOVERNMENT DEPOSITORY
S. H. GOODRICH President
JOHN McALLEN Vies President
J. O. FZRNANDEZ Cashier
E. A. McGaRY
J. S. 3b M.
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
Dry Goods Boots 2 Shoes
Winchester Arms Ammimitioa
Wholesale and Rcta9 Dealers in
Lumber Shingles Doors Sash
Blinds and Braiders' Hardware
BROWNSVILLE TEX. MATAMOROS MEX.
Producer Refiner and Distributor of
Texas Petroleum and its Products
CRUDE Oil PRIME WHITE OIL SOIAR OH
REDUCED FUEL OIL WATER WHITE OIL
NAPHTHAS GASOLINE LIQUID ASPHALT
"TEXACO" HARD ASPHALTS
Lubricating OQs of High Viscosity and Low Cold Test
0beaum0oot?etexas Louis Kowalski Agt. Brownsville Texas
M. E. BIRD
Short Order Restaurant
In the City.
Regular Meals 25c
SPECIALTY IN LUNCHES FOR TRAVELERS
Furnished Rooms 50c and 75c.
J. A. CLOETTA Proprietor.
Next to Crixell Salooa. Brownsville Texas
D. B. CHAPIN
V. U CRIXELL. Projrietor.
First-class Liquors Wines
Cigars. Polite Attention.
A. Ashheisa Cashier
lohn McAUes Joie Cel&ys L T. Piyoi
Hignel Fernandez Jr.
S.H. Goodrich O.C. Sander. I. a.Faroasds
Cheap for Cash
F. W. Seabury
Rio Grande City Texas
w" piacacein the District Courts of
siarr mcialg. Zapat? and
Webb Conn ties.
We are prepared to do .
oil 'nAc- nt Wfl I
Windmill Work. We
also Manufacture Sand
JAMES B. WELLS
Successor to Powers & Maxan
Powers & "Wells "Wells & Eentf ro
Wells Kentfro & Hicks Wells &
Hicks "Wells Stayton. & Kleberg.
I buy and sell real estate i
mvesuguit; icmu. tinea. j com-
plete abstract of all titles of rec
ord m Cameron county Texas.
Pratcice in all state and federal
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Land litigation and corporation
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