Mercedes Tribune (Mercedes, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 43, Ed. 1 Wednesday, December 5, 1923 Page: 5 of 12
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1923.
TEXAS A.&M, WILL
HAVE EXHIBIT AT
The A. & M. College of Texas will
have a prominent participation in the
International Exposition and Live-
stock show at Chicago next month.
A team of six animal husbandry sen-
iors are on their way there to com-
pete in the International Livestock
judging contest held in connection
with the show and an exhibit of
Texas agricultural products in combi-
nation with A. & M. College and
Southern Pacific railroad publicity
has been shipped. W. L. Stangel,
professor of animal husbandry ac-
companied the team as coach and the
exhibit will be in charge of George
A. Long, director of college exhibits
and J. I. McGregor, agricultural
agent of the Southern Pacific.
Although the Aggies go to the Chi
cago contest badly handicapped with-
out practice and experience which
their competitors qi the north have
due to the absence of many ideal
classes of livestock in Texas, and
lack of preliminary competitive com-
petitive judging events, their stand-
ing as one of the teams in the woi Id
that has won the trophy of the con-
test twice indicates that their chance
to win may be better than otherwise
might be considered. Purdue is die
other institution that has won the
contest twice and along with A. & M.
has opportunity of gaining perma-
nent possession of the trophy win-
ning this time. -
All expenses of carrying the exhibit
to Chicago will be paid by the South-
An examination of teacrehs’ state
cedtificates will be held at the Coun-
ty Superintendent’s office, Edinburg,
Texas, Friday and Saturday, Decem-
ber 7 and 8, 1923.
BUY YOUR CAR A
CHRISTMAS PRESENT |
We carry a complete line of
Accessories, Tires and Tubes |
— VULCANIZING DONE —-
RIDDLE'S STEAM TIRE REPAIR SHOP !
RIO HONDO SHIPS
TO MARKET THURSDAY
The first solid car of grapefruit
ever shipped from Rio Hondo was
loaded last Thursday by the Alexan-
der Marketing company and a. special
tiain on the S. B. & R. G. V. R. R.
sent out to bring it in in time to
make connection with the night
freight on the Gulf Coast Lines.
The Alexander Marketing company
also loaded a car from San Benito
to go out on the same train. The
car from Rio Hondo is being shipped
to Wichita Falls, Texas, and that
from San Benito to San Antonio.
WILL ATTEND DISTRICT
MEETING IN SAN ANTONIO
L. T. Hoyt, exalted ruler of the
Mercedes Lodge of Elks, will attend
the District meeting of the Texas
Southwest B. P. 0. Elks to be held
in San Antonio on Monday, December
10. Judge Hoyt is on the program
for a speech on “The Lodge’s Duty
to the Community.”
Mrs. Housewife:—This newspaper will
publish "Helpful Hints" in this form
at regular intervals. We suggest you
clip this column and paste it on blank
in your recipe booh.
STRICTLY CASH IN ADVANCE
One cent per word eack insertion.
3old face type, 2c per word. Mini-
■rmm price for any ad, 25c.
PHONOGRAPH RECORDS. — A
friend had some phonograph records
which had become soiled. She was
about to give them up as hope’ess
when I suggested trying some alcohol
with a soft cloth. She rubbed each
one gently and they are now as good
OIL CLOTH.—If the oil cloth on
the kitchen table is pasted on instead
of being tacked it will not crack,
or wrinkle, and will wear longer.
Flour is good to use for the paste.
i OR SALE—MISCELLANEOUS
For Sale.—Palace Hotel fixtures,
Will sell as one or1 separate. Am not
well enough to operate it. E. B.
For Sale.—One John Deere Disc
Breaking plow. See T. W. Carter.
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Through the investigations of the
fleeces produced on the government
sheep ranch, Dubois, Idaho, show
that the sides of the fleece are more
representative of the entire fleece
than any of the other parts as an
indication of the greese, dirt, and
Investigations made at Middlebury,
Vt., on the experimental farm of the
United States Department of Agri-
culture have shown that better prof-
its usually come from late-dropped
lambs than from those dropped ear-
lier. In 1922 those dropped in May
and June and marketed in November
yielded a net average of $4.38 a head
more than those born in February
and March and sold in July.
CLEANING SILVER.—Try the fol-
lowing next time you clean your sil-
ver, and I believe you will always
continue to use it. Boil the silver
in an aluminum pan into which has
been shaved almost a quarter of a
bar of ivory soap and add a table-
spoonful of table salt. Boil for ten
minutes, rinse with hot water, and
then dry. This is said to he harm-
less, save labor, and makes the silver
look like new.
For four years the United States
Department of Agriculture has made
extensive investigations of the meth-
ods and costs of fattening beet cat-
tle in the Corn Belt, specifically in
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Mossouri, and
Nebraska. During each of the four
years practically 100 feeding records
for separate farms have been taken
Monday, Dec. 10,1923
AT 8 P.M.
Old Power House, Mercedes
Auspices Mercedes Lodge, 1467, B.P.O.E.
OTHER GOOD PRELIMINARIES, INCLUDING A BATTLE ROYAL
in each of these States. The figures
for each year represent the results
with nearly 20,000 head of steers.
Another year will complete this
investigation, which should yield
valuable comparisons of the economy
of different methods.'
For Sale.—Three good farm mules
for sale. Inquire H. E. Bennett,
Room 7, Menton Bldg. 43-2tp
For Sale.—One large mule. A. L.
For Sale.—Hatching eggs and baby
chicks from Pedigreed, Trapnested,
White Leghorns. Orders should be
placed before time wanted. Orange
Grove Poultry Farm, Mile 9 N., 3y2
East, Mercedes, Texas.
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
“AN OPPORTUNITY FOR COT-
TON GROWERS. We have for quick
sale at low price and on liberal
terms, 120 acres good cotton land.
Located under American Company ir-
rigation system. Will cost about
$10.00 per acre to clear. Can de-
liver title at $5.00 cash per acre,
balance eight equal annual payments,
6%. Can be sold in 20‘or 40 acre,
tracts. RIO GRANDE VALLEY IN-
VESTMENT COMPANY, Menton
Bldg., Mercedes, Texas. Phone 157.
For Sale.—Six-room modern house,
commodious living or sleeping porch.
Very attractive Located in best res-
idential district. For terms apply ,to
J. G. T. Colley, Hidalgo County Bank.
For Sale.—Lots 19 and 20, block 14,
and lot 8, block 15, city of Mercedes.
Write or wire W. L. Townsend, Du-
40-tf rant> Oklahoma. 42-4tp
Waterloo Boy 1225 Tractor and
John Deere Plow in good working
condition $300.00. See Tplson Motor
WANTED TO BUY
Wanted to Buy.—One dozen Rhode
Island Red Pullets. P. O. Box 361,
Mercedes Texas. 43-ltp
Wanted to Buy.—A 6-horsepower
engine. Must be in good condition,
standard make. E. J. Pennell, Mer-
cedes, Texas. 39tf.
Something rather new in the use
of pontoons is a telephone line in
Santiam Forests, invented by a fire
chief of the United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture. This line ex-,
tends for nearly a quarter of a mile
across a lake. The poles that were
set in the lake bottom last fall were
pulled out by the ice, leaving the
line in the water. Some pontoons
were built by using large logs and
making a sort of raft, which was
anchored in the proper places by
means of heavy stones and wire, and
Will have baby chicks, thorough-
bred Barred Rocks, for February 1st
delivery. 15c delivered. Order now.
W. C. Decke, Route 2, Mercedes.
For Rent.—40 acres for cotton, 2
miles east of Mercedes. Inquire Rio
Grande Valley Investment Company,
Menton Building. 42-2t
FOR SALE OR TRADE
For Sale or Trade.—2yz acres edge
of Mercedes, will trade for city prop-
erty or sell cheap for cash. Address
Box 188, Mercedes, Texas. 41-tf.
To Trade.—80 acres improved farm,
part creek bottom land, 35 acres in
cultivation, balance pasture, to trade
for Rio Grande Valley land. What
have you? A. McEachern, Alanreed,
Gray County, Texas. 43-4tp
Will trade choice Corpus Christi
residence lots for Mercedes residence
property. Box 188, Mercedes, Texas.
Two Minnesota farms to trade for
Valley lands,, 10 and 320 acres, well
improved. Price $135 and $150 per
acre, and worth it. Turf Exchange,
Donna, Texas. 41-8tp
Typewriter Supplies at Tribune office
poles were erected upon the pon-
toons to which are attached swinging
insulators. The line is being held up
very satisfactorily by this arrange-
Now in Presidential Race
HOUSTON EXCURSION HERE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT FOR FAIR
On a two day trip' through the
Valley culminating in the Valley
Fair at Harlingen on Thursday of
this week, a party of about 50 Hous-
ton business men will spend Wednes-
day night in Mercedes. The excur-
sion reached Mission Wednesday
morning and made stops at all points
to Mercedes, expecting to reach here
about 7 p. m.
Beaumont, (10 Rounds)
BATTLING CAROL, Mercedes,
FIGHTING DEL FI0RELLA, McAllen
sss -stsssrttstsssSTJSt aw
going well. %
RID GRANGE VALLEY INVESTMENT CO.
JOHN M. ROWLAND, President
We buy and sell Irrigated Lands in large and
— Will find you a trade
— Will take care^of rental property, City or
OFFICE: MENTON BLDG. PHONE 157
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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE
Whereas, on August 12th, 1921, E.
W. Watts executed a Deed of Trust,
conveying to N. P. Barton, as Trus-
tee, the Real Estate hereinafter de-
scribed, to secure F. E. Forbes in the
payment of a debt therein described,
said Deed of Trust being recorded in
Volume “29,” page 30 et. seq. in the
Deed of Trust Records of Hidalgo
County, Texas; and ,
Whereas, said above described in-
debtedness and the Deed of Trust se-
curing the payment of same has
been duly sold, transferred and as-
signed by the said F. E. Forbes to
A. R. Waterbury ,said, assignment be-
ing dated August 12th, 1921, record-
ed in Volume “128”, page 497 et. seq.,
Deed Records of Hidalgo County,
Whereas, the undersigned has been
appointed Substitute Trustee in the
place of said Original Trustee, upon
,the contingency and in the manner
authorized by said Deed of Trust;
Whereas, default has occurred in
the payment of said indebtedness
now amounting to $4,825.85, and the
said A. R. Waterbury, has declared
the whole of said indebtedness now
mature and due and the holder and
owner of said indebtedness has re-
quested the undersigned to sell said
property to satisfy said indebtedness.
Now therefore, Notice is hereby
given that on Tuesday, the 1st day of
January, 1924, between the hours of
JO o’clock a. m. and 4 o’clock p. m.,
I will sell said real estate at the door
of the County Court House in Edin-
burg, Hidalgo oCunty, Texas, to the
highest bidder for cash. Said real
estate is described as follows:
Situated in Hidalgo County, Texas,
and being described as an undivided
one-half interest in and to Lot Three
(3), Block Fifty-three (53), consist
ing of Five and 3-10 (5.3) acres;
Lot Four (1), Block Fifty-three (53),
consisting of Five and 3-10 (5.3)
acres; and Lot One (1), in Block
Fifty-four (54), consisting of Five
and' 3-10 (5.3) acres, more or less,
and each of said tracts of land be-
ing a part to the extent, metes,
bounds and quantity thereof of that
larger tract of land surveyed and
platted for che Lott Town and Im-
provement Company, according _ to
the map and plat of same, to which
reference is here made; also an un-
divided one-half interest in and to
Lots Nos. One (1) to Eighteen (18),
both inclusive, in Block No. Forty-
eight (48), of that certain larger
tract of land surveyed and platted
for the Lott Town and Improvement
Company, as and for the Townsite of
Donna, Texas, according to the ^.r.p
and plat of same, each of ; *
being 50 feet wide from i. o
South and 150 feet in length uom
East to West all cf the said Block
hereby conveyed contains appioxi-
mately Three and 1-10 (3.1) acies.
Witness my hand this the 5th day
of December, A. D. 1923.
JAS. H. ANDERSON,
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Holland, W. D. & Buell, Ralph L. Mercedes Tribune (Mercedes, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 43, Ed. 1 Wednesday, December 5, 1923, newspaper, December 5, 1923; Mercedes, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1003754/m1/5/: accessed May 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Library.