Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 292, Ed. 1, Tuesday, June 8, 1909 Page: 2 of 4
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THE BRdWNSVltliE DAILY HEHAU)
TUESDAY JUNE S. 1909
' he Brownsville Herald.
oy Brownsville Herald Publishing Co.
M. J. Slattery
Mrs. Jesse O. Wheeler
- - Editor
Official County and City Journal.
Consolidated In 1893 with the Daily
Cosmopolitan which was published
In Brownsville for sixteen years.
'Sateftt t the Postoffice. Brownsville
as second-class matter.
TERMS OF SURSGRITTION.
Da'Jy Published every evening
-except Sunday daily by mail postpaid
to any point is the United States
.Mexico or Cuba or delivered by
atrrler to any part of Brownsville
Texas or Matamoros Mexico.
One copy one year. . .$6.00
One copy six months. 3.00
Weekly Published Saturday by
-ii.il postpaid to any point in the
f'Bited States or Mexico.
One copy six months 75
One copy one year $1.50
One copy three months. . .50
Subscriptions Invariably due and
pabable in advance.
AdvVtlsing rate on application.
TUESDAY JUNE 8; 1909.
No more timely article on the sub-
ject of the duties of modern munici-
palities has been published than that
copied below from the current num-
proving its water plant This is a
step in the right direction. The city
should by all means vote aye on this
proposition. If it pays a private
corporation to operate a water
plant it should pay the city.
The city should be able to furnish
the consumers water at a lower rate
than a private corporation can be-
cause the city does not expect to
make any dividends or anything
more than enough to pay operating
expenses and to keep the plant in
repair. The interest on the bonds
and sinking fund to pay them at
maturity are provided for in the tax
which is collected for that purpose.
That the city can operate a water
plant successfully has been demon-
strated over and over again in many
towns that own and conduct their
water light and sewer systems
throughout the country. It is urged
by some opponents of municipal own-
ership that city councilmen as a rule
are incapable of administering these
public utilities because they do not
generally know anything about the
practical operation pf such enter-
prises and are apt to make mistakes
which may prove costly. The same
is true of stockholders in any corpor
ation as a rule. What does theaverage
stockholder know of the modus oper-
andi of the enterprise in which his
money is invested? So long as he
gets his dividends regularly he is
satisfied. The secret of success of
any industrial enterprise lies in get-
For Ladies Only
We have just received
our Ladies' Savings Banks
very handsome and the latest
We lend these banks to our
lady customers. Call and ar-
- range for one now as the sup
ply is limited.
Fresh Shipment of
hor nf thp Manufacturers' Record.
The Herald would commend a careful ! ting the right men to handle it. The
perusal of this article to every citi-i success of a water and light plant de-
zen and property owner who has any J pends upon the ability as well as
pride in his home town or who cares upon the reliability of the superin-
to promote its advancement. To no tendent. A city should be able
place in Texas does this apply more secure as good a man as any corpora-
peculiarly than to Brownsville situ-. tion could secure to take charge
ated as it is just now "wherc the the public utilities belonging to it.
brook and river meet" where it is J Corporations like individuals.are not
just about to blossom from the coun-' infallible however and often make
try town into the city. The article ! mistakes which are more or less cost-
follows: jly. Cities are no exceptions to this
"Increasing prosperity throughout ruje They sometimes make mistakes
lhe South the advance of towns and But mistakes generally may be
cities and the necessity of preparing .
for larger growth in the future all j rectified and the experience gained
unite to make . it important for through them is often very beneficial.
Southern communities to be active in even thoueh sometimes costly. As a
municipal improvements. While this j . h do Qwn Mc utiH. .
section is already making great pro-; .
gress in the building of water-works i "es uameu uui muj give Muuauuuu
sewerage systems the laying of better I but also get less kicking from the
pavements and the construction of J puuiic in general than is the reward
good roads and the building of court. jof t ay "soulless corporation-
houses and schools there is need for . b
much greater activity. In the very that undertakes to serve the general
near future the South will enter upon j public. The public always knows that
the busiest period of its history. Then : it can chance its citv officials but the
labor will be in greater demand than rations are bey0nd the reach of!
it was two years ago. With the re- 1 1
ivnl rF Y-oilrrtrwl rnc:triirtinn nnrl in- tllo Voters.
dustrial .activities signs of which
j- Bank & Trust CoG
lis FJtar.fr Sr. Unfits ;rirl CStv Water 11
to H K ' z 3 ft
IJ Graded Streets . II
boulevards i j
i U HI
II -JL&Jies and Far Rs IS!
fl-cri j; K 1' jrsr"jtra5g-argQ -uaCT-a "au A.m meriTaf istrxn n m t n
Cheap for Cash
Mrs. Wm. Home
Cafe in Connection
NEAR POST OFFICE
Luis Ramirez B. A. Morris
Ramirez & 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 in 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 Oi: CIIAPIN TEXAS
ALL MODERN CONVENIENCES
716 Chaparral St.
Corpus Christi - Texas-
Livery Feed and
0ne Block Northeast of Milbr Hotel!' 3
PHONE No. 6
WELCH & VANDIVER
SAN BENITO TEXAS
If you have Farm Lands or Town
Property for sale list it with us.
are already seen it will be impossible
I- 111: . I Wl t . ?
lur muiiiciiJiiuues iu uaiij uut men
improvement work except at a higher
cost than at present. There is an J.d-
vancing tendency of prices and there
will soon be an advancing tendency
of -wages. In order to get. the best
results for the least expenditure all
communities needing improvements
Now that the Brownsville Sewer-
age company is duly organized help
it along. The company comprises
some of the leading citizens of
Brownsville men who are in this
enterprise because the town is so bad-
ly in need of sewerage and not for
in the way of water-works sewerage j what they can make out of it. This
systems or extension of existing 1 is one of those occasions wnen the
plants puunc ounaings street ana
road building should get to work im-
mediately. Fortunately there is a
widening demand for city town and
county securities so that every hon-estly-managed
community with a
good financial history has no difficulty
in being able to sell its bonds to ad-
vantage. The financial situation at
present makes it feasible to secure
better prices for bonds than would be
possible if the whole country was en-
joying a great business boom as it
did prior to the summer of 1907. be
cause as business increases capital is
citizens of the town should stand to-
gether 'regardless of private or per-
sonal considerations or of political
religious or business affiliations. Let
us all pull together and build a first
class sewer system "for Brownsville.
It is sorely needed.
Brownsville Hardware Company
Leading Retailer andlDistributor
General Hardware and Agricultural Implements
I Brownsville Grocery Company
Staple and Fancy Groceries
John Thielen Manager
Bread Biscuit Cakes lite alade
From the Choicest Brands of Flour
Elirabeth Street. Brownsville Texas
Funeral Directors and Embalmers
300000 Brick for Sale
Kilns Constantly Turning out
Manuel Barreda Brownsville
Y cA Dry Cleaning and Pressing
Department has been added to
1 our establishment.
y We are producing a very fine quality of work and
at moderate pness.
Coat and trousers sponged and pressed 75c.
The Model Laundry f
Phone No. 1
for our wagon to call
Over a million dollars lias been
secured for the construction of sugar
mills development of sugar-cane
nlantatinns anil other industrial
L".fierJn?"a"lgr:iCLS and agricultural enterprises in the '
must be paid for money. There is
thus a double reason why municipal
work should be taken up promptly.
Lower Rio Grande Valley for the ;
coming year. And this does not in-
On the one hand it can be done to ciude U)e many nlinor developments
niucu ueiier advantage ana ai a lower
cost than when business is rushing
and on the other hand bonds can be
sold at a higher price than they would
probably bring if there was great bus-
iness activity.. There are thus two
points of saving to be considered in
favor of doing work now.
including the mercantile enterprses
and building of homes which will be
added to the various towns of the .
valley in the immediate future.
Country Orders Given
Premium Depot for
American Tobacco Co.
See Our Premiums
Full Line High Grade
Temple Texas has issued $50000
"Xo growing community in the for paving its streets and is invit
ing bids for vitrified brick paving to j
that amount. Temple is a city of not
' over nine or ten thousand and her t
enterprise is to be commended. .
Wonder if the Houston Post i
South need expect to get its full share
of the progress and prosperity of the
near future unless it does its full
share of work in making every pro-
vision for the comfort of its inhabi-
tants and the protection of their
tiealtb. Good streets good roads. I
wuiym mm mi. cucii. a slieais artist is looking out for any
works and sewerage systems are all i
essential. They are investments that 1 Norman maxims in the Lower Rio
pay for themselves many times over. I Grande Valley.
The South is already doing very con-
siderable work in these lines but it
ought to double and quadruple what it
is .doing. It ought to enter upon a
broad campaign of road building of
street and other improvements which
would add to the comfort of living
to the attractiveness of every com-
munity and largely to increase the
prosperity of individual communities
as well as of the South as a whole.
The time for this work is now."
it j. s. a
Irrigated Lands for Sale
Adjoining the City of Brownsville.
First Class Canal Furnishing water at cost on the
cooperative plan. Sugarcane Alfalfa Corn Truck Fruits Etc.
See the famous PALM GR.OVE
Brownsville Texas 'i
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
CITIES AND PUBLIC UTILI-
TIES. Corpus Christi will soon hold an
election to decide upon a proposition
lo issue $90000 worth of bonds for
the purpose of purchasing and im-
Marine or Military?
On the way over to Padre
Saturday evening the barge which :
was conveying the Brownsville Rifles
and its impedimenta happened to get
on a sand bar and Lieut. Head had I
all hands off the boat in the water i
pushing the barge off the sand bar
which made the boys wonder whether :
they had joined the marine service or '
the military. .
Canned Goods Flour Etc.
Winchester Arms and Ammunition
BROWNSVILLE TEX. MATAMOROS MEX.
f H i I I I
Real Estate Transfer
The only real estate transfer re-
corded today was that of Abram Silva
to Lon C. Hill. 45 acres out of the
Concepcion de Carricitos grant. Con-
Real Estate Brokers
Rio Grande Valley Irrigated Farms and Gulf Coast Lands
We have some attractive bargains near Brownsville
Fine Alfalfa Sugar and Truck Land at Harlingen
Offices: . . . Brownsville "and Harlingen Texas
Screen Doors Galvanized Wire t
Cloth Bronze Wire Cloth 16 Mesh t
Frontier Lumber Co.
. i A i i
Brokerage and Commission
Carry Scock of Corn Oats Potatoes Grwons
Ccmsnt and Urns. Slitter and Cheese oi Cold Storage
La Donna Canal Co. tiaSIam Colonization Co. Sales Agents $50 Per Acre.
ALSO FURXISHNG TRAXSrOKTATION DIRECTLY FItOM THE FARM ER'S DOOR FOR ALL HIS PRODUCT. OUJR CANAL IS CO-OPERATIrE A SHARE OF CAXAL STOCK WITH EVERY ACRE ENTITLING THE
LAND TO WATER AT COST AND FAYING ONLY FOR EXAG2 AMOUNT USED. OUR PUMPING PLANT IS T1D3 BEST UN THE IUVER; COMPOUND CONDENSING ENGINES DIRECT CONNECTED TO PUMPS
-WAVING AVEXTRKHTO LOW WxVT ER LIFT. OF LESS THAN ELEVEN FEET WHICH. WITH ORDINARY STAGES OF WATEP IN THE RIVE R MAKES THE COST OF PUMPING VERY LOW. OUR CANAL IS
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Wheeler, Mrs. Jesse O. Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 292, Ed. 1, Tuesday, June 8, 1909, newspaper, June 8, 1909; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth148023/m1/2/: accessed December 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .