Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 237, Ed. 1, Monday, April 5, 1909 Page: 2 of 4
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a THE BROWNSVILLE DAILY HERALD MONDAY. APRIL 5. 1909
The Brownsville Herald.
By Brownsville Herald Publishing Co.
Mrs. Jesse O. Wheeler - - Editor
M. J. Slattery - - Manager
Official County and City Journal.
Consolidated in 1893 with the Daily
Cosmopolitan which was published
In Brownsville for sixteen years.
Untered at the FostofEce.- Brownsville. Texas
as second-class matter.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.
Ba'Jy Published every evening
Except Sunday daily by mail postpaid
to any point is the United States
Ttfexlco or Cuba or delivered by
carrier to any part of Brownsville
3.'exas or Matamoros Mexico.
One copy one year. . .6.00
One copy six months. 3.00
"Weekly Published Saturday t by
mail postpaid to any point in the
1'nJted States or Mexico.
One copy six months 75
One copy one year ?1.50'
One copy three months.. .50
Subscriptions Invariably due and
tabablc in advance.
Adv .Using rate on application.
MONDAY APRIL 5. 1909.
There is not a city not a town
that makes any pretensions to pro-
gress not a county a stale in this
ntire Union -which does not today
SjiaTd its rights jealously against
the encroachments of the railroad
corporations. Those cities which
years ago gave valuable franchises to
railroads are now using every
means possible to revoke or curtail
the rights given away then. No fran-
chises of value are to be obtained to-
day from any up-to-date city merely
lor the asking and none are grant-
ed except with the mosr stringent
provisions to protect the rights of
the city granting them. It is too well
known that once a franchise Is ob-
tained It cannot be repeale-l or an-
nulled so long as the corporation
.holding it makes even the semblance
of a pretense of complying with its
-For a railroad corporation to come
and coolly ask tho city council ofj
Brownsville to give one of its most j
Important thoroughfares over lo its
exclusive use with almost no restric-
tions such as the privilege sought
by the representatives of the St.
Louis- Brownsville & Mexico railroad
Su asking for Twelfth street is a re-
flection upon the intelligence of the
members of the city council. To en-
deavor to force the council to act
upon such an important matter at
the same meeting at which it was
presented without taking even a mo-
ment's thought was worse than a re-
flection upon the intelligence of the
members it reflected upon their in-
tegrity. No city council with any
pretensions to a decent regard for the
rights and welfare of the people
whom it serves would dare to give
-away such a valuable right as that
sought in this instance without tak-
ing time to consluei the matter.
That the council has -concluded to
TostTirnt notion until flue time is had
for consideration shows that the city j
council of Brownsville has a proper
regard for its duty.
in some Southern city in proximity to
a port from which sailing may be
made for the canal.
Savannah Ga. "and Chattanooga
Tenn. are pronounced applicants for
the convention and Mr. Mayes him-
self suggests San Antonio.
"With a strong invitation and a
hard pull San Antonio should land
this gathering" Mr. Mayes said.
"Embarking might well be made
from Galveston which has its sea
wall attractions and interest to the
traveler owing to the 1900 flood. San
Antonio appeals from historical and
climatic standpoints and when the as-
sociation touredTexas en route to Cal-
fornia two years ago and stopped over
here a day this city impressed the
visitors very warmly. Since I have
heard many say they would like to
come to a convention in this city.
Personally I should be glad to see
San Antonio get the convention."
The Panama trip is expected to
prove a winner with American edi-
tors. Educational advantages are in
line with the work of editors and it Is
proposed to charter a boat to mini-
mize the expense. Several hundred
are expected- to take the trip.
Mr. Mayes is now working on the
program for this year's convention
to be held at Seattle Wash. opening
July 19. A big delegation is expected
to go from Texas and Clarence Ous-
ley editor of the Fort Worth Record
will be programmed for an address.
DEEP WATER CHANNEL
TO CORPUS CHRIST!
j Fifty Ladies Wanted
To open checking accounts in this
bank. Housewives can pay their bills
with checks which stand as indisput-
able receipts and the annoyance of
keeping accounts is obviated as this
bank does that. They will also be
saved the embarrassment of asking
hubby for money every time he comes
home. We furnish lady depositors
with a handsome pass and check book.
START THE MONTH RIGHT
Brownsville Bank & Trust Co.
We welcome small accounts.
The National Bar and Cafe
Comer 1Kb and Washinjfoa Sts.
OPPOSITE CITY HALL
Regular Meals 25c.
SHORT ORDERS A LA CARTE
Brownsville Grocery Company
Staple and Fancy Groceries
Country Orders Given
Premium Depot for
American Tobacco Co.
See Our Premiums
Full Line High Grade
Turtle Cove Channel Completed Sat
urday and Vessels Pass.
Corpus Christi Texas April 5.
The ship channel through Turtle
Covo which connects Corpus Christi
with deep water via Aransas Pass
was practically completed Saturday.
The channel is about five miles long
is 130 feet wide at the top 75 feet
at the bottom and is eight and a half
feet deep which will enable steam-
ships of 800 to 900 tons burden to
come up to the wharves of the city.
The first trip through the channel
to be made by local vessels was made
Saturday afternoon when the power
boats "Gypsy" and "Texas Girl" made
the run through to Tarpon. The
boats made the trip In two and a half
hours shortening the time by the
former route over an hour. The for-
mal celebration of- the opening of the
channel will occur June 9 10 and 11.
GOOD ROADS MOVE.
Prizes Offered In Washington for' Best
Spokane Wash. April 5. Good
roads building by the farmers in Spo-
kane and Whitman counties. Wash.
and Latah county Idaho is being ma-
terially "boosted" by Jay P. Graves
president of the Spokane and Inland
Empire Electric Railway system who
announces he will give prizes amount-
ing to $3000 in three yearly install-
ments for the best mile of constructed
highway in 1909 1910 and 1911. The
committee appointed to make the
awards is to be composed of J. C.
Lawrence state railway commissioner
of Washington; Enoch A. Bryan
president of the Washington State
college at Pullman and J. A. McLean
prsident of the Universltty of Idaho
at Moscow. The offer is made by Mr.
Graves as a private citizen the pri-
mary purpose being to encourage the
ranchers in the Palouse wheat dis-
trict south of Spokane in the build-
ing of permanent roads with such ma-
terials as are at hand though the
use of concrete macadam o.il or other
substance will not disqualitfy compet
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
Canned Goods Flour Etc.
Winchester Arms and Ammunition
BROWNSVILLE TEX. MATAMOROS MEX.
Screen Doors Galvanized Wire
$ Cloth Bronze Wire Cloth 16 Mesh
i T"i a TTvrnr DmTTorTT?o
Frontier Lumber Co.
0pp. Miller Hotel
Owner and Dealerjin
To Our Patrons and the Public
It becomes necessary for us to inform you that the practice
which has grown up of giving credit for laundry work has proven
hurtful to the laundry and its patrons and it is desirable to avoid
the results attending it. The increasing number of accounts and the
endless worry of keeping record of and collcting same necessitates
our adopting the cash system. Our accounts being necessarily small
the time required for collecting aggregates to the laundry consider-
able loss. Further our own current expenses mainly for labor re-
quires cash for us. To place our business on a basis that shall be
fixed and reliable and better for the- laundry and" our patrons we
have concluded that on and after March 29 1909 all laundry work
must b"e paid for when delivered.
For the convenience of our customers we will issue coupon
books sold for cash with the following discounts: f 2.00 book for
$1.90 $5.00 for $4.75. These may be purchased from the Iacndry
office' or frorr. drivers. These books may be kept at home or left at
the laundry office ard as the list accompanying each bundle is left
with the customer by keeping your lists you can tell exactly what
cu'ipons jour book contains at any time.
THE MODEL LAUNDRY.
O. P. ARCHER Proprietor
Every Thing New. Hot and Cold Baths
First-Class Service. Rates $2.00 per day
McALLEN - - TEXAS
-EDITORS MAY iEET
IN SAN ANTONIO
National' Association Planning a Trip
To Isthmus or Panama Pre-
Meet in San Antonio next year and
follow with a trip to Panama for
inspection of the Panama canal work
Is the plan for the National Editorial i
Association being evolved by Will H.
Alayes" of Brownwood. president of .
the association says the Express.
While in San Antonio last night Jlr. '
Mayes announced the maturing of '
plans for the trip to Panama and the4
decision to hold the 1910 convention!
The Regiment of God.
Every mason in the quarry
builder on the shore
Every woodman in the forest every
boatman at the oar
Hewing wood and drawing water
splitting stones and clearing sod
AH- the dusty ranks of labor in the
regiment of God
31 arch together toward His temple I
do the task His hands prepare;
Honest toil is holy service faithful
. work is praise and prayer.
A passenger on the same boat with
ex-President Roosevelt when he de-
parted tried to embrace him.
He was locked up and the papers re-
port that he was crazy. Everyone
will gladly accept the explanation
and 6ome will add that he was d
crazy. Goliad Guard.
RIO GRANDE VALLEY & MEXICAN
Small or Large Tracts LOW PRICES
SIX MILLION ACRES OF MEXICAN LAND
"IF YOU TRADE WITH ME WE BOTH cTWAKE cTWONEY'
Offices Brownsvilleand Harlengen Texas
Lower Rio Grande and Gulf Coast lands improved farms under irrigation
colonization tracts any size. We have 4 1 acres at Chicago Gardens partly
improved at a bargain. Also 200 acre farm near Brownsville under irri-
gation all in cultivation. "The price is the Thing."
We Are in Business for
n. C. MILLER Proprietor
ADVERTISE IX TUB HKKALD
We are Ageats For
MAXWELL CARS None Belter. RACVCLES AND BICYCLES The
Best. STEWARTS IRON FENCE Cheaper Thin Wool. GRANITE
AND .MARBLE MONUMENTS -Texas Granite. VICTOR SAFE AND
LOCK COMPANY Fire Prool Safe?.
We Carry a Line of Bike Supplies and Sundries ani-ds a funeral Re-
pair Business in Bicycles Etc.
uW.0yu C ..aiua vu1nFauy j g SCOTT Sales Manager
Leading Retailer and Distributor ! i I . v7
eneral Hardware and Agricultural Implements i L
j " YOU WILL LIKE jj
Ask any Real Estate I
Dealer to Show You I
i I II
A Complete Line of Drugs
and Toilet Articles Cigars
and Soda Water.
- Compounded -
NEAR POST OFFICE
liii is Ramirez
B. A. Morris
amirez & Morris
REAL ESTATE AGENTS
We have some choice lands for
sale in the Rio Grande Valley of
Texas also some choice town proper-
ty at bargains and prices to suit
purchaser. We can locate you at
most any point ia three counties
Cameron Hidalgo and Starr. We also
clear plow and do fencing.
Give us a bid on your work Any
information in regard to the Valley.
You may call and see us or write us
SAX BENITO OK CHAPIN TEXAS
Try that Want Ad Now
Cheap for Cash
Mrs. Wm. Home
Oafe in Connection
ALL MODERN CONVENIENCES
716 Cliapkrral St.
Corpus Christ! - Texas
Livery Feed and
One Block Northeast of Mill r Hotel
PHONE No. 6
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office at St. Joseph's Pharuiecy
Phone No. 150
Advertise in The flERALD
La Donna Canal Co. Hallam Colonization Co. Sales Agents $50 Per Acre.
ALSO FURNJBHNG TRANSPORIIATION DIRECTLY FROM THE FARMER'S DOOR FOR ALL HIS PRODUCT. OUR CANAL IS CO-OPERATIVE A SHARE OF CANAL STOCK WITH EVERY ACRE ENTITLING THE
LAND TO WATER AT COST AND PAYING ONLY FOR EXAC2 AMOUNT USED. OUR FUMPING PLANT IS THE BEST ON THE RIVER; COMPOUND CONDENSING ENGINES DIRECT CONNECTED TO PUMPS
ilAVlXG ANEXTRKMF LOW WATER LIFT OF LESS THAN ELEVEN FEET WHICH. WITH ORDINARY STAGES OF WATER TS HHE RIVER MAKES THE COST OFJJnjDPING VERY LOW. OUR CANAL IS
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Wheeler, Mrs. Jesse O. Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 237, Ed. 1, Monday, April 5, 1909, newspaper, April 5, 1909; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth147968/m1/2/: accessed July 10, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; .