Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 419, Ed. 1, Monday, April 11, 1904 Page: 1 of 4
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Brownsville daily herald.
VOL. XII. NO. 419.
BROWNSVILLE TEXAS MONDAY APRIL 11 1904.
SINGLE COPIES 5 CKaTS.
Hauling Of All Kinds.
BROWNSVILLE - - TEXAS
1 Xas Dos
The public -will find an cssiensive
assortment of Dry Goods .Shoes
.4 Hats Jewelry 'and Saddles at
4 prices -without competitian.-at
3 Las Dos Nadones
5 M. SAHUALLA . COMPANY
31 Trent of Market.
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REAL "EST ATE i
Agents for the best IFire and Life
Insurance Companies in TJ. S.
1 blk. so. of P. Q. 'Brownsville.
P. O. BOX 343
GEO. L. CRUM
Engineer and Land
Land Boundaries a Specialty
City Engineer of Brownsville
Fully Guarantees all Work
P. O. BOX 35.
Estimates Given cm all kinds
of Construction. Plans and
Specifications Cheerfully Fur-
nished on Application.
SATISFACTION S0 GUARANTEED
Made to order
From $12 Up
Call at T llenevcntc's Barber -Stop
W. L. LAYTON
Virtt. Class Wai .-Solicited and Satisfac-
tion Guarantied. At Dr. Lay- '
W. F. Dennett
Washington St. Brownsville
kHIS is the
Property is now
For farther Particulars inquire at the office of
LINDSEY TOWN 3b IMPROVEMENT CO.
CHAS. LINDSEY President
Burned By Water
Case Reported frem El Paso County
Puzzles State Geologist-Other
Wonderful TldngsTold Of.
Austin Tex. April 7. M. B.
Huling one of trie most prominent
stockmen of West Texas who is
here on land business today gave
an interesting account of a remark-
able phenomenon that is to be
witnessed in that part of the State.
While boring a 'well in search for
stockwater on ananch in El Paso
county not far frcini Toyah' a good
flow was stuck which partly filled
the well. The water when brought
to the surface jane into contact
with the woodwork of the well-
drilling outfit and the timbers were
set on fire and ibtrroed. Exhaustive
experiments were made with the
water and in erery instance it
quickly set fire .to irood and other
inflammable materials with which
it was placed in contact. The
water also quickly dissolved or ate
up the iron casing of the well. It
is the opinion -of local scientists
that the water is highly charged
I uu luuiu-acuvc Ji uji ilea uiiu
! that it is this element which pro
duces the remarkable phenomenon.
The water is to.beanalyzedby Dr.
W. B. Phillips director of the
State Geological Survey with the
view of determining if possible
what there is in it to produce the
wonderful action which Mr. Hulen !
claims for it.
Mr. Hulen owns 64000 acres of
I land in the northeastern part of El
Paso and in Howard counties. He
lives quite a distance from the rail
road but his postoffice address is.
Toyah Tex. He says that there
are many other wonderful things
io be witnessed in that part of the
State. Among them is a. lake of
water which has a depth of several
feet .at 10 o'clock at night but
entirely disappears by 10 o'clock
each day. The water in this lake
is not salty yet it rises and falls
with the tide.
There is also a large deposit of
sulphur or some other mineral in
that section which burns so easily
that no fire can be made iu its
vicinity. He related an instance
of a man who was -riding across
this deposit and threw a lighted
match on the ground after lighting
his cigarette. The match set fire
to a deposit of the sujphur audit
new town located nine miles
first important station on the line of the
beautif ully situated in a high and healthful location on the banks of the Resaca de Ran-
cho Vie jo in the very heart of the rice and truck-farming district which makes it an excecd-
ly desirable location for all kinds of business.
Water for irrigation is to be obtained from the Resaca and Canals which lie on two
sides of the town tract. 440 acres have been surveyed and platted into Business and Resi-
dence lots and trnck gardens of 2 1-2 5 and 10 acres each.
on sale to actual settlers for cash or
burned for three months until
rains came and 'extinguished the
There is a big region of country
out there he says which has been
very little explored by scientists.
He looks for wonderful discoveries
and developments to be made when
its hidden wealth beccmes better
understood bv investorssindotbers.
GENERAL NEWS SUMMARY.
The census bureau estimates the
population of the United States
for 1903 at over 79000000.
Thirty-two miJls have shut down
at Fall River Mass. to curtail
production of cotton .goods.
The republicans in the senate
have definitely decided to postpone
consideration of the.Smoot case un-
til the next session..
Great excitemen .was caused by'j
! a reported attempt to assassinate
the King of Spain .at the Barcelona
.... . .- . ..
ciuusiiiuii uiil it mu5 unci war
to have been merely an accidental!
explosion of gas. : '
An extradition treaty between! lDoughertv May and Qctavia'
the United States and Cuba has!;iScaulan Anita Fernandez Duffy
It believed at Berlin that China
is will join Japan if the latter sue-
ceeds in gaining a decisive laud
victory over Russia.
The Japan forces have crossed
the Yalu river and occupied several
important points in Manchuria.
About the Herald.
PRETTY AS CAN BE . !
The Brownsville Herald
conies to its readers 1 now as
pretty as a Beeville girl in her eastr
er clothes. It that is the Browns- j
ville Herald is now set with J
new type and has been enlarged to ;
meet the demand for a .good news-
paper in the booming town in
which it is published Beexdlle Bee.
A .GOOD PAPER.
Vol. 1 No. 3 of the Brottjksville
Weekly Herald a 6-cohmni quar-
to well edited and neatly printed
paper has wended its way into the i
Picayune office. The name of j
Jesse O. Wheeler appears as the
pilot. The Herald is a good
paper printed in a good town which
is surrounded by a good country i
and if Wheeler is not a good man he
can't blame his neighbors. Bee-
is no accounting
"Still a man could usually ac-
count for his dark brown taste if
he cared to" .
northwest of the City of Brownsville and is the
St. Louis Brownsville and Mexico Railway.
Given By Sunshine Society for St.
Plats Perfected and Committees Appoint-
edWill Be a Brilliant Affair. Many
New Members Join Society.
The meeting of the Sunshine
Society held at the opera house
Saturday afternoon was largely
1 1 1 . A
The following ladies were enrolled
i:as new members oi the society:
I viimM n t w?r.t-c n. w n ti
. . " " ' "
Vdall A. Celaya R.'B. Creager. A.
((Scanlan Votaw Wreford Cain
Loew Leahy; Bell Smith Misses
I'HCatie Hicks. Hettv and Alice
Layton Clearwater Anna Kelly
.McGary Flora Volz Clara Fernan-
!dez Dora Kimball Mary Ann and
It was decided to have the
cotillion on Tuesday April 26 at
the opera house which will give
ample time for makiinjr prepara-
tions and to carry out all plans to
perfection. Committees were ap-
pointed to attend to the various
details as follows:
Floor committee" Mrs. M.
teiro Misses May and Octavia
Scanlan McGary "Anna Kelly
Alice Dougherty Clara Fernandez
and Jennie Volz
Supper committee Mesdames
Cleanrarter (chairman) Scanlan
Egan Thoraham-' Loew and Miss
Favor committee Mesdames A.
Celaya Votaw Cain J. D. Hill
Besteiro and R. B. Creager Misses
Clearwater Mary Ann Egly Alice
Dougherty McGary Jennie Volz
and Anna Kelly.
Miss Woodhouse was requested
to serve as general manager and
kindly consented to do so. The
decorations at the opera house will
be under the direction of Captain
All of the members are more than
anxious to lend their assistance
and the entertainment will un-
doubtedly be made an entire suc-
cess. Another meeting was held
at the opera house at half oast
four o'clock to make further ar-
Read Tug Herale want column.
xxtenaea ana very encouraging as at OIm;to. about seven m;les frQ n
already made known by The Her- Brownsville which will be speed-
.ALD it was for the purpose of mak- idly constructed
Sng arrangements for the cotillion: Track aving; Mn. Bair
;for the benefit of St. Joseph's 1 ic u t.. j.i j "
on easy terms
GRADE NEARLY COMPLETE.
Will Reach Arroyo Tomorrow Night.
Track Laying Somewhat Delayed.
From Contractor Blair who has
charge of grading operations on the
Lott road north of the Arroyo
Colorado it is learned that the
last of the grade on that part of
the road will be completed by
tomorrow night making a complete
grade all the way from Robstown
to the Arroyo. On this end Mr.
Blair says there remains about
one mile of grading to be done
" urai suiucwuiii ueiayea on
account of the grade not being
ready but is now going ahead
again. Mile No. 105 was finished
Saturday night bringing the end
of the track within about thirty-
five miles of Brownsville. The
work will now progress more rap-
idly as the grade is ready.
Timbers and material for the
bridge over the Arroyo Colorado
are being hauled over the road.
The census bureau gives San An-
tonio the largest population of any
town iu the state the figures being
58016. Houston comes next with
7256 less than San Antonio- .
Two new rice mills are to be
built at once at Beaumont one of
i which will have a capacity of 600
! 1 l J
Statements of the six national
banks of San Antonio show an ag-
gregate of $5909876 individual
deposits subject to check.
A grasshopper plague of serious
proportions is devastating the Bra-
The I. & G. X. railroad will
build -a. new steel bridge over the
Colorado river at Austin.
Wm. A. Xeale B. L. Cain and
little son Lambert Edgar Wood-
house and Geo.Scanlan wereamongJ
yesterday's visitors to the Point
all returning in the afternoon.
Carpenter and Builder. Con-
tnrts tlL-fn for- Knth ffotno onI
in my line
Tl Z' iV" rr
Also n.nntinp- jinrt m. I
pairing. Cypress cisterns made to
order. Address W. S. Corkill
A Cruel Exprain.
"The young lady is tongue tied. "
"How she must suffer!"
The latest in
M shown a.
men s straw hats
arveIous Speed With Which ils
Vogress and Development Natural Re-
sults. Big Ranches Cut Up and
Small Towns Spring Up.
The construction of the LcC.
ailroad to Brownsville has beeszsi
mshed with far more than nsaaZl
nergy and it seems almost manrcSt-
us that the grading of the eathtss
ine and the completion of tractL
aying for more than a htrndfeaS.
miles could have been accGxnnfishiT
id in so short a time whom frfcr"-
lsual delays in railroad canstsnc?
tion is considered. If this ercrgjrv-
and enterprise are" displayed in ttlifcti.
matter of equipment and operation- -the
people of Brownsville may tri-
able to travel all rail from- theSkr
homes to any part of the Union. lie
fore the summer is over and to
enjoy shipping facilities that a yeaKr
ago were hardly anticipated so-i
obtainable for a long- period. Pro
gress and development are natuxaST
accompaniments of the railroad's; -advance
and big ranches are beings
cut up into small farming tracts
and new towns are springing urz
all along the line of the new road
This makes for the wealth ancST1
prosperity of the state generally as- -well
as for that of the immediate; -section
so benefited. San Anton5c:
merchants and business mensKoskS?
lose no time in cultivating the aew"
trade territory which isbeingopens
ed for themif they areenterprisingr
enough to take advantage of it
San Antonio Express.
Sixty-Five and a H.lf BushelsOfvai
A . writer in Farm ani- Ranca
The corn was. raised on "choco
late loam" on the high prairie. X
had three acres of unfertilized land
except by drainage from surround
ing high points. It has been ea
glected and had only grown weeds?
and will grasses (being free frona? .
crab grass) up to a year before.
was planted in corn. At thattinerr
the ground was cleared and ditcheSE.
so as to leave one acre of the field2
on the south side of the ditch
The year before the planting ofT
corn the three acres were givecra
over to cotton. Last year the acre-
south of the ditch was cleared oT
cotton stalks as early as possible .
The ground was broken very deepj
and pulverized laid off in tQvst
2 2-1 feet apart and with intentiber
of planting it to onions. Ther
weather was too dry to plant tbsr
onions "and late in the spring; 2L
planted my prize corn on it.
The patch was planted in 3 1-Et
foot rows in seed corn from Okla-
homa on May 18. It was cultivatecTl
one time and was thinned our am
July 8. The stalks were high-
er than my shoulders and bunckrr .
ing to' tassel
Seed and Yield Seventy-one-
day; from the day it was planted-
I found to my astonishment thai.
two-thirds of the crop was infuEP-
roasting ears with' from one tssr-'
two ears on each stalk. The corm
was mixed in color being whke-
and red with a great deal of straws- -berry
This acre weighed out sixtv-fiWi
and one-half bushels. The other-
L . : ..
puitu ui nuiive corn on tne iimr
patch of native corn
land averaged about
Dusneis to tneacre.
I attribute the yield of the prizas-
acre to the long preparation of the
ground the early variety of cornr j
planted and the season.
This one acre of corn escaped
cold weather did not experience
a dry season and was not disturbed
by insects. Asa result the corn.
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