Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 191, Ed. 1, Monday, February 12, 1906 Page: 1 of 4
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BROWNSVILLE DAILY HERALD
VOL. XIV NO 191
BROWNSVILLE TEXAS MONDAY FEBRUARY 12 1966.
SINGLE COPIES 5 CENTS.
If You are Free to Buy
Farm Implements and Hardware
When and Where You Want to . '
. Write or See
E. H. CALDWELL
Corpus Chris ti Texas -
His Catalog No. 10 Price $1.00; -Tells
all About it
C H- EI kin. LL. B
A. B. cole. XI B
ELKINS & COLE
Will practice in all courts. State and Federal-
Special attention given to land and ab-"
struct business. Will do collecting
j Office Otw Botica del Asnila. Combes Drue Store
DR. C. H. THORN
4T"0ffice opposite The Herald.
PROMPTNESS o4ND LIBERALITY
Capital Stock $100.
Z. K. GOODRICH Mb SON
Choice Lands and City Property.
E. H. GOODRICH President JohnM-Allen Jqse Celaya I. T. Pjrut
JOHN McALLEN Vice President Mta"! Fernander Jr. .
J. G. FERNANDEZ Cashier E.H.Go3irieh'O.C.Saude-.I.G.Pwiianle-E.
A. McGARY Assistant-Cashier.
Send off and get factory
saddles when you can
buy cheaper and better
ones made by s-c
Hy. B. Verhelle
Maaslactortr ol Saddles and Harness
REPAIRING A SPECIALTY
Our stock of toilet necessities was never more complete than
now. The first time you come to our drue store ask to look
F. W. Seabury
Rio Grande City Texas
Will practice ia the District Courts of
Starr Hidalgo Zapata - and
TUNED AND REPAIRED
Piano Action Work a Specialty.
Keeps on hand piano
Strings and felts.
Residence on Levee St.
John Thielen Manager
Bread Biscuit Cakes Etc. Made
From Choicest Brands of Flour
Elizabeth. Streets Brownsville Tex
Burt E. Hinkley
Brownsville Undertaking Comp'ny
V. l CRIXELL. Prnprittor.
First-class Liquors Wines
Cigars. Polite Attention.
Market Square Brownsville. Texas
Cheap for Cosh
D. B. CHAPIN
at them. Per
not be in need
vice you that
you better than
We are doing
our power to make this the best and
Phone 40. Mail and Phone Orders
Promptly Attended To. Jj
store for you to trade with.
" but it will con-
we can serve
most convenient drug
Special messenger .service.
EXCURSIONS IS POINT ISABEL
Every Sunday at. the Following Rakes :
For Round Trip 1st Class
For Round Trip 3rd Class..
Regular Fare Week Days
For accommodation of hunters trains will stop and let
passengers off and pick them up on return trip by
arrcciging with conductors. This is a pleasant and
inexpensive trip. Everyone should go to Point Isabel
where there is
BOATING FISHING HUNTING
Fish Dinners Unsurpassed Within the Reach of AH.
G. T. PORTER.
1 General Agent Rio Grande Railroad Co.
W. A. FITCH Proprittor
Traveling men's trade solicited.
Free sample rooms are provided
Nothing too good for our guests
if to be found in the market. A
Corpus Ch'ti. Ttxu
JAMES B. WELLS
Successor to Powers & Maxan
Powers & Wells Wells & Reutfro
Wells Rentfro & Hicks Wells &
Hicks Wells Stayton &. Kleberg-
I buy and sell Real Estate and
investigate land titles. A complete
abstract c. all Sties of record in
Cameron County Texas.
Practice in all state and federal
.courts -when especially employed.
Land Litigation and corporation
ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE.
Soldier at Fort Brown. Deserted and
Went to Mexico Was Induced to .
Return io This Side Arrested
MONEY IN FIGS.
Profit of Prom $700 fo $900 Per Acre
May be Gained Says a Man
WfllTrrork by the day -week month or by
Orders may be left at John W. Hoyt
Perhaps growing tired of the
life of a soldier Private Harry
Smith of Co. L Fort Brown
deserted Saturday night -and cross-
ed the river into Mexico. About
the same time a diamond ring
diamond stud some overcoats
civilian clothes etc. were missing
and their owners knew not where
they were gone. City Marshall
Connor was notified of the two
disappearances and at onct went
to work himself besides putting
Mar'cellus Dougherty on the case.
Officer Dougherty began investiga-
tion going: across to Matamoros.
He disguised himself" so even his
best friends would have passed
him by and made himself and his
mission known to the officers of
Matamoros arranging with them
to arrest both himself and Smith
on a trumped up charge should he
succeed in locating that individual.
The soldier was found and af-
ter the two had had a good time
for awhile the arrest was made ac
cording to arrangement. Officer
Dougherty than began to talk man-
fully to Secure the release of him
self and companion. The Mata
moros officers seemingly relented
and agreed to let the two go if they
would immediately leave the Mex
ican side and of course this prom
ise was quickly given. They ac
cordingly crossed back to the Tex
as side and when safely on United
States soil Dougherty made his real
self known and arrested Smith
and turned him over to the author
ities at Fort Brown. Nearly all of
the missing property was recover-
ed and Private Smith will have to
answer to a charge of deserting his
country and perhaps a graver one
Gets Furtunc From Skunk Farm
Elk Point S. D. John Lucas
Hying southeast of here in the great
bluffs along the Missouri River is
slowly accumulating a fortune by
the raising and killing of skunks
for their hides and oil. He has
been doing this for several- years
and now has a veritable . farm of
He has made an enclosure of
stout wire covering an area of an
acre. The wire fence is six feet
high and the wires are buried three
feet in the ground. As the bluffs
form a natural home for the skunks
he has no houses or shelter to build
for the animals. The low marshes
in one corner and the heavy growth
of bushes at one end of the enclos-
ure make a hiding place for the
timid creatures.- The skunks de-
rive their source of nourishment
from small mice they catch along
the bluffs and from frogs in the
The time for killing the animals
for their hides begins about Nov.
1 or a little earlier should the
weather be cold. Only a stick is
necessary for Lucas walking
among the bushes and poking in
the holes gives each specimen he
selects a slight knock on the head
rendering the victims dead in an
instant and not iujuring. the fur.
as a tap or rifle bail would do.
Over 300 prime furs were collect
ed this fall and as many more will
be shipped this month. The skins
are shipped to Sioux City and
Omaha and other markets and
bring good prices.
The pure black ones are being
bred in preference to others where
found v practicable as the pure
black skunk hide is as valuable as
For Piano Players.
Mr. A. Nordman from San An-
tonio is here to tune and repair
pianos and also selling new pianos.
Send orders to Miller hotel at once.
. - - 2-9 3t.
Subscribe to The Herald. i
IS BIBLE'S POWER WANING?
Dr. Lyman Abbott Says it Is and That
Man is Real Source of Religious
A dispatch from Houston of
recent date has the following to
say regarding the fig industry:
J. C. Carpenter of Aiding Tex.
and owner of one of if not the
largest fig orchard in Texas was a
caller on Prof. Attwater -of the
The gentleman from Aldine visit
ed the Attwater collection when
the Northern visitors were inspect-
ing the exhibits and he was pre-
vailed upon to explain to some of
them something about the success
he had met with in fig culture.
He first assured them that the late
freeze did not" injure his trees and
that thev had stood as low a tem
perature as 14 degrees above zero
and came out unscathed. Fur
thermore that if an orchard of
them was killed by a cold snap
another could be set out and would
be bearing the . same year the trees
He called attention to one fact
that greatly astonished his hearers;
that being that there were not figs
enough raised in this entire coast
country to run a small cannery.
"I only know of one or two others
who raise them for market and if I
can interest enough people to start
raising this most delicious fruit I
will pledge myself to organize a
cannery and purchase the entire
It further developed that a profit
of from seven to nine hundred
dollars an acre was nothing un
usual for a crop of figs. After
hearing Mr. Carpenter's state-
ments the visitors could not under-
stand why the Texas agricultural-
ist persisted in proclaiming cotton
LIST OF LETTERS.
The uncalled for letters remain-
ing in the postoffice of Brownsville
for the week ending Saturday
February 10 1906 are as follows:
Arburz Mrs. J. H.
Carpenter Miss Ella
Constante Sra. Manuela
Foster Mrs. Mollie
Gutierrez Eliza C
Garza Sra- Gertrudis
Garcia Sra. Jenoveva
Hernandez Sra. Micaela
Morgan Miss A. D.
Rodriguez Sra. Clemencia G. de
Sanches Srita. Evarista -Stenett
Decker John E.
Harat J. H.
Lopez Jose Parra
Lawrence W. L.
OI vera Pedro
. Torres Guillermo
The Mexican Drawn Work Co
Persons calling for the above let
tens please say advertised.
J. B. Sharpe. Postmaster.
When the Chinese want to de I
scribe a person who pretends to be
very brave and makes a great par-
ade in order to sTiow his cour-
age they say that "he is cutting:
off a hen's head with a battleax."
Cash paid for clean cotton rags
at The Herald office.
New York. Many an old idea
crumbled in the address of Rev.
Dr. Lyman Abbott who yesterday
addressed members of the Young
Men's Christian Association at
their Twenty-Third street branch.
His subject was "The Authority
of Religion" The well known
scholar and author declared that
the time had passed in the Protes-
tant churches at least when the
voice from the pulpit could be con
sidered as the source of religions
"The pulpit" said he "has
lost its power and the minister
can no longer say 'I say so' and it
must be-so. In the same way the
Bible has not the same power
that it did in the days of Jonathan
Edwards. It does not carry con-
viction. I do not say that this
will always be so but at present
It was the view of the speaker
that the real source of religious
knowledge came from within and
that the conscience of the indivi-
dual must lead him. The clergy-
man declared that religion must
be apprehended by each individual
and if one is not able to understand
spiritual truths he should go to
those who have the genious for
religion in order to receive in-
struction. He quoted several
times from the works of Prof. Hux-
ley remarking as he did so that
the works of the philosopher men-
tioned were not often used in the
Dr. Abbott gave many illustra-
tions to show how this world was
continually seeking knowledge of
God and how all Nations were try-
ing to find new and better ideals.
One of his illustrations was drawn
from the present visit to this coun-
try of the Chinese commission-
"One of my friends who lives
in Chicago" said he "met the
party of. forty or fifty Chinese
commissioners who were visiting
that city. They had seen the rail-
road shops and the stockyards and
other points of interest and he
asked one of the party what had
most impressed him. Now that I
am a thousand miles away fronl
Chicago I think I may safely say
that I would hardly looked to
Chicago for spiritual inspiration.
"The commissioner replied that
he had been most taken by three
things there first the asylum for
the insane; second 'the house of
the lady' by which he meant an
institution for the care bf the poor;
and third the Young Meri's Chris-
Alfalfa Pays in Texas.
Where the conditions suit al-
falfa is unquestionably one of the
most profitable crops that can be
Although the excessive wet in
Texas was bad for alfalfa never-
theless a fanner of Fannin county
makes this report on his crop:
"In preparing the lands sowing
it and proviaing for cutting and
saving the hay. I had been at a
total expense of $458.25. That
included S75 for a mower and rake
and S130 for a barn in which to
store the hay. So subtracting
that $205 from the $458.25 I have
really been out only $263.25.
"During the short time that I
have had this fifteen acres I have
sold $200 worth of hay and at the
same time had plenty with which
to feed my stock. I. am certainly
well pleased with my experiment
with alfalfa so far. I think it is
the best I have ever fed and I in-
tend to sow some more next spring
and try to arrange to pasture it as
well as cut it for hay." Texas
Promissory and vendor's lien
notes at this office.
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Wheeler, Jesse O. Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 191, Ed. 1, Monday, February 12, 1906, newspaper, February 12, 1906; Brownsville, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth147089/m1/1/: accessed January 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .