Mercedes Tribune (Mercedes, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 43, Ed. 1 Wednesday, December 5, 1923 Page: 9 of 12
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1923.
Monthly Survey of Lower
Valley Business Conditions,
as Noted by Valley C. of C.
BROWNSVILLE.—Ike Bollack will
open January 1st a new dry goods
and ready-to-wear store.
HARLINGEN.—C. H. Jones and O.
W. Jones are now owners of tLe
Home Ice and Cold Storage Co. here.
W. E. Rice is now agent for the Star
and Durant cars in Harlingen. Har-
ry L. Herts has opened a first-class
SEBASTIAN.—Mr. Kleman is now
manager of the Frontier Lumber Co.
RAYMONDVILLE.—S. Butler is ,to
erect a gin and ice plant in Ray-
mondville. Gin will be an 80-saw,
5-stand gin and the ice plant will
have a capacity of ten tons. Work
will commence in about 60 days on
the construction of a $65,000 tourist
hotel for ,this city. The plans of this
hotel are being drawn bp Architects
Ewing and Mulhousen of Harlingen.
Buliding will be three stories high
and have 40 modern and up-to-date
rooms with baths and the lower floor
will be for the lobby, dining room,
drug store and barber shop. H. H.
Hardin of Ft. Worth expects to erect
a lumber yard and hardware here the
first of the year.
WESLACO.—J. L. Jones contrac-
tor, is erecting a 5-room modern
house for Mr. Parker. The Univer-
sal Motor Co. has been established at
Weslaco with Monk Wilson as repre-
sentative for Ford models and Ford
parts. C. H. Griffith is now owner
of the City Meat Market.
Mrs. J. O. McReynold is having
erected a new $15,000 residence of
Spanish design and stucco. Harry
Stebbins is architect.
DONNA.—J. M. Todd will open a
hardware store the first of this
ALAMO.—Allen H. Cox has taken
charge of the Alamo State Bank,
which he, J. H. Cox and F. E. Knapp
purchased. The Valley Hardware Co.
of San Juan has opened a branch
store in Alamo with J. R. Lemon in
charge of the business.
SAN JUAN—W. J. Tumlinson opens
a meat market and grocery the first
of this month. T. E. Thompson has
taken over the San Juan-Alamo Sen-
EDINBURG.—J. A. Glover has
opened a cash grocery and feed store
here. Frank Flanagan, Frank Myl-
nar and Fred Singleton hape opened
a dry goods store here. Work is
started on a brick garage to be
erected by M. A. Vela. This building
will be 40x50 feet.
PHARR.—J. T. Hotaling has sold
his cash grocery to C. R. Wood.
McALLEN.— Baum & Westerman
have opened a jewelry and music
store here. M. Edelstein has opened
a furniture store, branch of the Edel-
stein Furniture Co. of Brownsville.
MISSION.—Olin Rome has opened
for business a new service station.
The Sux-plus Army Goods Store is a
new business house in our town. Mr.
Holland of Sar. Antonio is in charge.
GENERAL.— This year’s produc-
i tion of citrus fruits in the Lower
Rio Grande Valley will show an in-
| crease of at least 165 per cent over
I last year according to estimates made
, by shippers. A forecast shipment of
; at least 285 carloads of oranges and
grapefruit, which started rolling-
three weeks ago, as compared with a
total shipment of 197 cars last year.
The increase is due to a larger num-
ber of trees of bearing age and not
SAN JUAN.— Orchard Pot and
Foundry Co. at San Juan is using
over a carload of scrap iron a week,
manufacturing 1,800 orchard pots
weekly, 1,500 sash weights and small
quantities of other things such as
grates for stoves, etc. Foundry work
of 200 pounds weight will be accept-
ed as soon as the Orchard Pot de-
mand slackens. Miller Bros., owners
By the Progressive Merchants of
Ford Touring Car Free
Equipped with Demountable
Rims and Starter.
FIRST GRAND AWARD
Twelve Cash Awards
First Gold Award, $100; 2 and 3, $50 each;
4, $25 each; 5, $20 each.
Music by the 12th Cavalry
Be Sure To Ask For TRADES DAY COUPONS
Insist on Getting a Coupon with Each $1.00 Purchase
WINTER GOODS ON DISPLAY
Valley People Cordially Invited
The trip to Brownsville will more
than pay for itself
BUY IT IN BROWNSVILLE
Carload Shipments in and Out of the
Valley for Year 1922 Furnished
By Gulf Coast Lines
Cotton, bales _________________52,497
Lumber and shingles__________ 854
Flour and feed _________________ 839
Hogs, Live Stock _____________ 483
Household Goods ______________ 310
Sugar and syrup ...____________ 224
Cotton seed and products_____ 426
Vegetables . ____________________5,920
Grain . _______________________1,093
Broom corn ____________________ 71
Lime, cement, brick _____________ 853
Sand, gravel _________________5,633
Miscellaneous . _______________ 1,698
Iron, pipe, steel _______________ 881
Grate material _______________ 230
Machinery, implements ________ 238
Ice . __________________________ 110
Oil, gas and products ----------1,653
Autos . _______________________ 79
Bagn. Ties ____________________ 31
Post Poles -------------------- 43
Hay, straw ___________________ 470
P. H. P. ______________________ 228
Coffee .______1________________ 72
Total cars shipped in and out 21,635
Assessed valuation and state taxes
assessed for Lower Rio Grande Val-
ley, Cameron, Willacy, Hidalgo and
1921— Hidalgo County ____28„333,572
1922— Cameron County____23,514,052
1922—Hidalgo County ____26,639,520
1922— Starr County _______ 2,041,620
1923— Cameron County ____24,975,030
1923—Hidalgo County ____28,589,169
1921— Hidalgo County _______330,567
1922— Hidalgo County _______204,889
1922— Starr County ____!______23,379
1923— Hidalgo County _______214,268
1923—Willacy County _________4,800
Incomplete report on number of
acres of vegetables planted in the
Valley are as follows: Cameron Co.,
beans, 181 A; beets, 202 A; cabbage,
1,719 A; cauliflower, 16 A; cucum-
bers, 6 A; celery, 1A; carrots, 612 A;
egg plants, 59 A; turnips, 16 A; po-
tatoes, 161 A; Okra, 14 A; onions, 45
A; peppers, 29 A; peas, 22A; squash,
42 A; tomatoes, 347 A; lettuce 168 A;
asparagus, 5 A; mustard, 1 A; spin-
ach, 2 A; sweet potatoes, 3 A; seed
beds, 116 A; miscellaneous truck, 486
A; This does not include Cameron
County Improvement District No. 5,
Brownsville. Hidalgo County: car-
rots, 460 A; beets, 460 A; beans, 20
A; cabbage, 2,043 A; onions, 375 A;
mixed vegetables, egg plant, sweet
corn, tomatoes, etc., 179 A; seedbeds,
36 A; this does not include Hidalgo
County Water Improvement District
No. 1, Donna. Hidalgo, County Water
Improvement District No. 4 Edinburg
reports no vegetables on their dis-
trict. Willacy, county, onions, 500 A.
Strongest Team in U« S* Pulls 16 Ton Load
.....- -...... .. ------- ^.............. .
Tugging on the Iowa State College Dynamomotor car, built to
test the pulling power of animals, Bob and Pete, a New \ ork team o
draught horses driven by John CoiTey, registered 32,000 pounds.
We will start shipping tom-
atoes this week, and will pay
you in Cash all that the market
justifies. Will ship both pink
and green wrapped.
for advice <
or shed man
We are in the mar-
ket for your other
TEXAS PRODUCERS UNION
CHAS. B. BUCK. M. D.
Physician and Surgeon'
Office across street from postoffice
Phone No. 9 Mercedes. Tex.
Important to Airedale Fanciers!
We have to offer at stud one of the world’s greatest young Airedales:
(Imported) C. K. C. 31042 A. K. C. 341101
Also Brayvant Sir Benito, sired by Champion Soudan Seviveller
We have puppies for sale, sired by the above dogs and from the champion
female Kenwyn Babbie
T. C. McCALL, Owner
Dr. J. G. WEBB
First Floor Bank of Com-
merce and Trust Building
DR. D. L. HEIDRICK
Physician and Surgeon
Office 5th St. and Texas Avenue
DR. M. H. CHANDLER
Office in Hidalgo Co. Bank Bldg.
GAUSE & KIRKPATRICK
Practice in State and Federal
MERCEDES, - TEXAS
Fred E. Bennett Jas. H. Anderson
BENNETT & ANDERSON
leneral Practice in all of the Courts
Hidalgo County Bank Building
JOHN M. ROWLAND
F. G. MOFFETT
First National Bank Building,
General Practice State and
BABEL, HORNADAY &
Counsellors at Law
Harlingen and La Feria, Texas
Special Attention given to
Bankruptcy, Corporation and
Land Law, and Litigations.
O. E. VAN BERG *
Supervision of Construction
Subdivision. Mapping and
% Second Floor Old Bank of Com-
*j* merce Bldg., Opp. City Park
Auditor and Public Accountant
J. R. TOBLEMAN
Typewriter Supplies at Tribune office
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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/m1/9/?rotate=270: accessed August 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Library.