Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 125, Ed. 1, Tuesday, November 24, 1908 Page: 2 of 4
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ivz Brownsville Herald.
Official County and City Journal.
Mrs. Jesse O. Wlieolcr Proprietor.
Consolidated in 1893 with the Daily
Cosmopolitan which was published
In Brownsville for sixteen years.
Batered at the Postoffice. Brownsville. Texas
as second-class matter.
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except Sunday daily by mail postpaid
to anv 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. 5.00
Weekly Published Saturday by
mail postpaid to any point in the
United States or Mexico.
One copy six months 75
One copy one year $1.50
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Subscriptions invariably due and
pabable in advance.
Adrj-tising rate on application.
Make all checks payable to
MRS. JESSE O. WHEELER.
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 24 1908.
"JUDGE NOT LEST YE BE
Morris Haas need not have shot
Heney to vindicate himself. His life
was ruined by sin ere he was brought
to court Corpus Christi Sun.
Is there no redemption for the man
who sins? And did not the Savior
come on earth to save sinners? Morris
Haas in his younger days sinned by
violating the laws of his State. He
paid the penalty of his transgression
by serving a term in prison. Coming
Irom prison he started life anew. He
had paid Justice the debt he owed
and there was nothing against him
on that score. His crime was a tri-
vial one for he had taken no human
life nor had he done that which
marred anyone's happiness save his
own. He had committed an "indis-
cretion" which in the eyes of the
law was a felony and without in-
fluence friends or money to assist
him in his trial he had been con-
victed. He served his term in prison
and came forth to fight life's battle
with the record of a convicted crim-
inal against him. He had this to con-
tend with and it was much but he
struggled hard and obeyed implicitly
the laws of the land. He prospered
and in the course of time he married
& good woman and to them children
were born. The people among whom
he lived had forgotten his crime and
his many acts of charity made him
friends of the poor and needy. Per-
haps he had made a mistake in not
telling the woman who became his
wife of his past but that is neither
here nor there. Others had forgot-
ten that pastand why nothe.who was
dp most deeply concerned? He and his
- wife and his children were happy
and why impart to them a story of
which they were happily Ignorant
and which had naught to do with the
present? Abe Reuff was placed on
trial and among those called to serve
on his jury was Morris Haas. Assist-
ant Prosecuting Attorney Heney
knew that Reuff had been a friend to
Haas in other days and he had also
learned in some way that Haas had
served a term in prison. He did not
want Haas on the jury and in a most
sensational manner in open court
he pointed his finger at Haas and
charged him with being an ex-convict.
It was the truth and Haas knew it
but he saw no necessity for Honey to
ruin him and his wife and children
by proclaiming it then and there. He
was not armed or he would have shot
Heney at the time. The more he
thought of Heney's cruel and uncalled
for charge the more it preyed upon
his mind. He thought of his wife
and children and of the humiliation
and disgrace that they must suffer
on hie account and as soon as he
'Could secure a weapon he sought the
author of his misery and woe and
shot him down. The shot did not
prove fatal but it meant prison
stripes and a felon's cell for Haas
and knowing this he ended all by
subsequently taking his own life.
Morris Haas was noted for his gener-
osity to the poor and needy.and was
jaevf r known to turn a deaf ear to the
cry of misery and distress. But lie
bat' worn a felon's garb and this was
the shadow in his life. Assistant
Prosecuting Attorney Heney was a
man who was never known to have
sympathy for others how great their
misery. He had himself taken a hu-
man life on a former occasion and
the courts had declared that he act-
ed in self-defense. But the incident
embittered his life and pity for the
woes of his fellowman seems to have
departed from him leaving him a
heart of stone. Whether or not Mor-
ris Haas was justified in trying to
kill the man wjo had ruined his life
and blighted the happiness of his
home we leave to others to judge.
That his life had not been without sin
we are free to admit but does the
Bible not teach us that a man may-
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sin and yet be forgiven? Was not
the thief forgiven on the Cross and
was Haas worse than he? The Cor-
pus Christi Sun should revise its re-
ligion or else admit that the-leach-ings
of the Bible and of the church
are all wrong.
'SHOUIiD ATJId) ACQUAINTANCE
Mr. and Mrs. Cliainberlain Revisit
the Scenes of Their louth.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Chamberlain
and their son Edmund G. arrived
from San Antonio last night and
have apartments at the New Miller.
Mr. Chamberlain was born in
Brownsville and this is his first visit
here in twenty years. Mrs. Chamber-
lain spent a part of her girlhood
days in Brownsville and returns to
the city after an absence of more
than thirty years. In her early
Brownsville days she was Miss Addie
Gillette her father being Dr. F. B.
Gillette a surgeon in the army and
for sometime stationed with his regi-
ment at Fort Brown. It was in those
days that Mr. Chamberlain and Miss
Gillette first met each other and
formed an acquaintance which subse-
quently resulted in their becoming
man and wife the marriage taking
place in New York City where the
bride was born. A short time Blnce
they celebrated the twenty-fifth an-
niversary of their wedding at their
home in San Antonio.
Mr. Chamberlain was the son of a
Presbyterian minister whose memory
will be pleasantly recalled by all old
residents of Brownsville and who
will also recall that it was this good
man who built the first Protestant
church in this city. The old church
building has long since disappeared
but Mr. Chamberlain had no difficul-
ty in locating the ground on which
it formerly stood in his drive over
the city this morning in which he
was accompanied by his wife and
son. They also visited the grave of
Mr. Chamberlain's father and moth-
er who sleep their last sleep in the
Brownsville cemetery. The elder
Chamberlain died here hut his wife
died in New York and her remains
were afterwards removed to this city
city and placed by the side of thoso
of her husband.
In their drive around the city Mr.
and Mrs. Chamberlain saw much to
call back the "days of auld lang
syne." Some old landmarks had dis-
appeared but' others they found al-
most unchanged and with each came
back memories of the far-away past.
Mr. Chamberlain says he felt a keen
pleasure in pointing out to his son
the old building In which he attended
school when a boy for this old build-
ing held memories that will be ever
dear and around which time has
thrown something of a halo for the
man who knew it in the days of his
early boyhood and where he said his
They visited old Fort Brown and
perhaps this brought to Mrs.' Cham-
berlain memories different from those
that came to her husband for the old
Fort had been her home in early
days when she was yet a girl and
though many changes had taken place
since she was last there still there
were some familiar places left and
these she dwelt on with feelings no
words can well describe. "This lfas
been our sentimental day" said Mr.
Chamberlain when he had concluded
the drive "and I don't remember
when I have ever enjoyed a day
half so much." Among the old
Brownsville friends recalled by Mr.
and Mrs. Chamberlain as being
among those they had not seen for
many years were the Misses Will-
man Miss Mary Moore Ben Kowal-
skl F. Yturria Martin Hanson Capt.
Bob Dalzell Dan Yturria W. A.
Neal Dr. F. J. Combe L. Kowalski
Aug. Celaya E. H. Goodrich. Jas. A.
Browne and others.
The Chamberlains will spend sev-
eral days In the city and Mr. Cham-
berlain will take an auto trip through
the Valley while here and see for
himself if the reports he has heard
of the country's development are as
told. Mr. Chamberlain Is a man of
great prominence in the financial
world and at present holds the foL-
lowing offices: President Texas State
Waterways Association; member Ex-
ecutive Council American Bankers'
Association; director San Antonio Na-
tional Bank and vice-president San
Antonio Loan and Trust Company.
He is nlso ex-president of the Texas
State Bankers Association.
is drawing near and the day will not be complete without a turkey
dinner. We can furnish the turkeys but you must get your orders
in early as the supply is limited.
Betf Pork and Mutton Smoked Meat anything in the meat line and the fa-
mous B. & 0. brand of lard that cannot be beat. Are you from Missouri?
Wc can show you. Yours for business.
BERNSTEN & 0BERLE Proprietors
win ue viyuccu aown on
During that time the Building will be Repaired and Re-Modeled and put in
perfect Sanitary condition and a complete outfit of Modern Laundry Machinery
will be installed. It will thereafter be known as
of Brownsville Texas
7 5c and $ !
Contractor and Builder
All Kinds of
Office 12th St. Near Elizabeth St.
Telephone No. 190
lots on Monroe Street between 11th
and 12th streets.
Lot No. 11 block 05 Adams street
between 10th and 11th streets.
2 lots with 30x100 foot store and
warehouse and one frame cottage
on Levee street between 10th and
Woodhouse store with two lots at
For Prices Apply to
A. T. WOODHOUSE
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
We are prepared to do
all kinds of Well and
Windmill Work. We
also Manufacture Sand
aainraay no. ma ana win
A. W. HILGILR
Office Over Eagle Drug Store
Short Order Restaurant
la the City.
Regular Meals 25c
SPECIALTY IN LUNCHES FOR TRAVELERS
Famished Rooms 50c and 75c.
J. A. CL0ETTA Proprietor.
Next to Criiell Saloon. Brownsville Texa
Send Broken Watches to
R. L. Lackner
ALL WORK GUARANTEED
A Full Line of Spectacles and Jewelry
Brownsville - Texas.
Successor to Powers & Maxan
Powers & Wells Wells & Rentfro
Wells Eentfro & Hicks Wells &
Hieks Wells Stayton & Kleberg.
I buy and sell real estate and
investigate V jd 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.
Land litigation and corporation
Dr. F. C. SIZELAN
Permanently Located in the
Rooms to Rent
By the Day Week
Brand new house just furnished
and opened for business; tiro blocks
from depot; one blcck from postoffice
Free Access to Bath
APPLY TO MRS. RYAN
At The New Mason House.
Estimates Furnished :: Phone 28
Pians and Specifications Fur
nished on Short Notice
Cheap for Cash
E. fl. Goodrich & Son
City Property and Country Prop-
erty in Small Tracts
CAMEP0N COUNTY ABSTRACT CO.
1 AND ARCHITECT
nDACTivr; ami ri itr ddintiw?
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D. B. CHAP1N
Canal. Sugar cMill Now Building
- Apply to Any
First National BanR
OF BROWNSVILLE TEXAS
Capital $100000 Surplus and Undivided Profits $54000
Jas. A. Browne President
W. M. RatcHffe 2d Vice Pres.
A. Aghheim John Closntr C. P. Barreda Jas. A. Browne Wm. Kelly
S. L. Dworman W.M.Ratcliffe Robert Dalzell W. F. Soragne
Jas. B.Wells E. C. Forto M.H.Cross M. Alonso A.'Cneto
THE MERCHANTS' NATIONAL BANK
Capital Stock $100000.00
U. S. GOVERNMENT DEPOSITORY
OFFICERS DIRECT! t)R5
E. K. GOODRICH President IchnMcAUec Joan Celay t L T. Pjct
JOHH McALLEN Vice President Miguel Fernandez Jr.
J. G. F2RNANDEZ Cashier B. H. Goodrich O. C Sander. I. Q. Farsuiis
E. A. McGaRY Assistant-Cashier.
f J. s. m M. H. CROSS w
I WHOLESALER DEALERS IN 1
I Canned Goods Flour Etc. 1 1
I Winchester Arms and Ammunition II
BROWNSVILLE TEX. MATAMOROS MEX. Jl
Electric and Plumbing Co.
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
Gas Fitting Architectural Sheet
P. O. Box 123.
Brownsville Grocery Company?
Staple 55? Fancy Grocerlsss fe!
Premium Depot for
American Tobacco Co.
Save Yoiir Tegs
See Onr Premiums
jf Country Orders Given
j Prompt Attention
Brokerage and Commission
Carry Scock of Corn Oats Potatoes Onions
Cement and 1 imp Butter and Cheese on Cold Storage
I Texas Company 1
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 I nitte Ifm-iraTel-i A cri Rtt.:h rr
BEAUMONT. TEXAS ""nuioiw ui UH113 VIHC ICiUS
Spur from the Railroad to the Mill.!
S. L. Dworman 1st Vice Pres.
A. Ashheim Cashier
& Sheet Metal Works
Metal Work Tanks Cisterns Et.
Brownsville Texas. ;
Full Line H.h Grade!
Cigars end I gf
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FANCY CANDIESi 9
Real Estate Dealer
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