Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 215, Ed. 1, Monday, March 12, 1906 Page: 1 of 4
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VOL. XIV NO 215
BROWNSVILLE TEXAS MONDAY MARCH 12 1906
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 ChrisLi Texas
His Catalog No. 10 Price $1.00
Tells all About it
iijHjtiB mm a taenia IjSSiBBMiigS"'
C. P. Elklns. IX. B - A. B. cole. IX. B.
ELKlflS & eOLE
Will practice In all courts. State asd Federal.
Special attention riven to land and ab-
stract business. 'Will do collectinsr
Office Ovrr Botica del Asruila. Combes Iroe Store
OUR MEXICAN TRADE.
KILLED NEAR HARLINGEN.
E. H. GOODRICH SON
. . MANAGERS . ...
Choice Lands and City Property.
D. B. CHAPiN
Show Case Bank and Drug
Fixtnres Carbonators Charg-
ing Outfits etc. Lowest prices.
Write for Catalogue. Mfg. by
EJ C. Mailander 3b Son Waco Tex.
LLANO GRANDE LANDS FOR SALE
On and After March 10th I Will Place on the Market a Tract of Approximately 4000 Acres
Out of the Famous Llano Grande Grant in Tracts of from 80 Acres Up.
This tract of land lies in a block fronting about l-'s mils on the Rio Grande and three miles
north and south to the famous Llano Grande Lake one of the most beautiful natural lakes m the
state of Texas. This tract also lies immediately south of and in front of Llano Grande Station
which place also has post office and freight siding and is almost the exact center of the 100000-
acre tract of the American Rio Grande Land & Irrigation Syndicate's lands.
It is well known that the Llano Grande Grant is one of the finest bodies of land in the Rio
Grande valley is the oldest grant on the river and possesses as perfect titles and carefully prepared
abstracts as are to be had in the state of Texas.
This tract of land has been carefully surveyed and platted. Each block of land in the tract
has its lines cut corner posts established marked and numbered. Roads have been cut. cleaned
and grubbed and the entire tract contoured with levels showing each one hundred feet on every
line and rod throughout the tract. All surveys and location work for canal including lines cut
pumping sight and other location work has been completed and is ready for the contractor.
Contract to furnish water to these lands for this season's crop will be a part of the terms of
sale. This is represented as one of the highest grade properties in the valley and is now being
offered for sale for the first time.
Xo tract will be sold of less than SO acres and it is the purpose to make such improvements
restrictions and developments as to insure for this property high gra le values.
AFJ rTA tr tfio trnr cyor The Brownsville coimtr . equally as much as other sections is intensely infested
WI U LJ UlC Oil dllgCl . with that par!i5itc on the public known as the crafter and knocker. The Klo
.: m!c valley contains in the neighborhood of 5fi.H(io acres of the best lands in the United States if not in the world wiUi sreat pros-
t is i.f future value. A Wie and l-ir Business man will not le deterred in his investigations by the knocker and the liar who as a
tm r;il tlnnc is .1 disappointed jrrafter. If on are looking for land for a home for development or investment be your own judge. It
nil' t.iki 1 nit . i short time to see most of the valley. Goandsee it all and if one section docs not suit von. some other section will cer-
' mi' c.fftr wu .1 bargain and what von want. When you eniountcr the knocker who volunteers to protect you and vour moues gratis
' -rif I u iiiaimanne liSK tumxopui.il luwrumgor give permission u use ins name iiim uicu iiuiuvt me iiuucmmiuii wiin personal
cstu..iti..n I l withers mnn liranne. nifnicrn Ln. levas
1 rmtorri.iti'm regarding aboe tractol land auuress - - . --o "
SADDLE & HAR-
NESS MAKER . . .
Repairing a Specially.
DR. C. H. THORN
j6?Office opposite The Herald.
F. W. Seabury
Rio Grande City Texas
Will practice in the District Courts of
btarr Hidalgo Zapata and
Our stock of toilet necessities was never more complete than
now. The first time you come to our drug store ask to look
notbein need WILLMAN'S PHARA1ACV anything at
the moment. but it will con
.vice you that Phone 40. Mail and Phone Orders we can serve
you better than Prom A1(endcd To. anyone else.
ue are doing everything in
our power to make this the best and most convenient drug
.tore for you to trade with. Special messenger service.
N. Landrom & Co.
Architects and Builders
Plans and Specifications Furnished FREE
If Work is Awarded to Us
CALL AT THE HERALD OFFICE
Mining and Like Machinery and Heavy
Material Go There From This Coun
try and Trade is Increasing.
Theodore F. Dix Shot and Instantly Kill-
ed by Lon C Hill Saturday After-
noon About 6:30.
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EXCURSIONS JS POINT ISABEL
- Every Sunday at the Following Rat.es :
John Thielen Alanager
Bread Biscuit Cakes. Etc. Made
From Choicest Brands of Flour
Elizabeth Street Brownsville. Te.
A Houston dispatch to the Gal-
eston News says:
Mr. Joe Cary one of the success
ful and piogessiye business men of
this city has returned from a visit
of several weeks to the City of.
Mexico for the purposes of business
and pleasure. Though well-known
throughout the States of Texas and
to some extent beyond the Rio
Grande he had never visited the
City of Mexico before. His" stay
was an enjoyable and profitable
one the latter feature arising from
enlarged business connection there.
Upon being- asked as to the status
of business and its possibilities be
tween this Republic and her smaller
sister nearer the equator he said:
"I watched this matter very
closely and spent much time ob
taining information through my
friends and the records. I found
that the United States is doing a
great amourt 01 business. Ma-
chinery street cars and many other
goods of the heavy class are sup-
plied almost entirely by the man
ufacturers of the United States.
There are two or three small ar
ticles the chief of which is watches
that are bought from European
countries. The reason of it is that
there is no duty imposed on them
against those countries. Were it
not for that fact our manufacturers
would have the trade grabbed. The
other two are broadcloth and a cer-
tain kind of satin-finished fabric.
I found the St. Louis make of
street cars on all of the lines there
and some of them are whizzers
too. I mean by that they are fine
cars and they go whizzing nearly
all the time. Of course they kill
a peon occasionally but is does not
seem to make much difference to
anybody. Their lives seem not
to amount to much more in cash
valuation than the life of a good
cow in Texas. Yes I think there
is starting now a rapid growth in
material wealth in Mexico and I
think the supply business from this
side' of the Rio Grande can be
greatly increased. You see there
are two classes in Mexico the very
rich and the very. poor. The very
rich live in luxury enjoying the
best things that are made. Of
course it is through this class that
we must do business. It may in-
directly reach the lower class
through the upper. There is prac
tically -no middle class. In the up-
per class there are many Ameri-
cans. I met some of my old friends
there. This of course makes it
easier for the American manufacturer-
Don't understand however
that there are no Europeans in that
class. On the contrary they are
quite numerous. Texas is the fin
est country in the world but there
is one State south of the city very
similar to Texas. In a radius of a
couple of hundred miles of the city
the country is settled up pretty
well but there are hundreds of
miles of wild country after one
clears the territory around Monte-
rey. Oh' yes. -there are manj
cities in the Mexican Republic."
If You Arc a Lover '
HITS 'EM HARD.
J. P. Withers Pays His Respects to the
Knockers and Talks Plainly and
For Round Trip. 1st Class
For Round Trip. 3rd Class
Regular Fare Week Days
JAMES B. WELLS
For accommodation of hunters trains will stop and let
" passengers off and pick them upon return trip by
arranging 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 All.
..G. T. BORTER. ..J
General-Agent Mo Grande Kailrpac!' Co.;
Successor to Powers & Maxan
rowers & Wells Wells & Real fro
J Wells Rentfro & Hicks Wells &'
j Hicks fJls. btavton
The news came to Browuyille
Saturday evening that Theodore
F. Dix had been shot and killed
about 6:30 o'clock near Harlinger
by Lon C. Hill.
Particulars of the unfortunate
tragedy are very meager but it
was known that bad feeling had
existed between the two men for
sometime and trouble was likely
to occur at any time.
It is reported that Dix had made
threats against Hill on several
occasions and it is supposed the
killing was the outcome of these
Immediately after the shooting
Lon Hill went to the ranger camp
nearby told the rangers that he
had killed Dix in self defense and
Theodore F. Dix. left Browns-
ville at 4 o'clock Saturday after-
noon the train being an hour late
and went to Harlingen arriving
about 5:30 and it is supposed
went home. Lon C. Hill was also
at Harlingen and it is supposed
he started to his home near that
place and that the two men met
somewhere on the way with the
fatal result stated above.
The examining trial is being
held at Harlingen today and it
will probably throw more light on
the deplorable affair.'
The dead man leaves a wife and
several children to mourn his
untimely death one daughter
being married and living in Cor
pus Christi: ine remains were
shipped to that place this morning
Later A telephone message
from Harlingen this afternoon says
Lon C. Hill was admitted to bail
in the sum of $3000 which he
Palms From Brownsville.
The Corpus Christi Caller of
last Friday reports as follows:
Another monster palm about 25
feet in height was unloaded' from
a car here this morning. The
monster came from the Rio Grande
valley near Brownsville and is be
ing planted on the lot adjoining
the home of General Manager Jeff
N. Miller of the Brownsville road
who has other large palms already
growing there and brought from
the same place.
Less Justification Then.
A farmer told the editor the oth
er dav- that if the merchants of
Eagle Lake would advertise their
goods as persistently and as at
tractively as the mail order houses
do there would be less justification
in the people sending their money
away from home for supplies. This
declaration ought to convince the
merchant who doesn't believe peo
pie read advertisements that he is
radically wrong in his view of the
case. Bless your heart the mail
order catalogues circulars and ad
vertisements placed printed and
circulated at an expenditure of
thousands of dollars each year are
all read and and that to the dis-
i advantage and loss of the home
j merchant Eagle Lake Adverti-er.
Of good bread pies cakes and
roils call at Clay's bakery. Sixth !
and Letee streets. I also sell
Fleiichmann's compressed yeast
the best in tiie world for bakers'
or famile use. I endeavor to sell
Notice to the Public.
The stock of the McDonald Dt-
by F. Snipes at a very low figure.
will be put on sale after stock tak
The following letter is self-explanatory
and. is in line with what
The Herald has been advocating
for many months. With theadvent
of immigration came the knocker
and he is still with us. The letter
Harlingen Tex. Mar. 12 1906
Dear sir: For fire years I have
been in position to personally note
the splendid efforts of yours paper
to build up and advance the inter-
ests and development of the Browns-
ville country and the Rio Grande
Valley and I assure you that those
efforts have not been weak or in-
constant or without many difficul-
ties but I beg to say that there are
matters and work in the develop-
ment of our country for you to un-
dertake that are equally as impor-
tant as the exploitation of its great
advantages the advocation of rail-
Our country is infested with dis-
appointed grafters and bushwhack-
ing knockers that are driving cap-
ital out of our country more rapidly
than your best efforts and -those of
the men who are trying to develop
the country can possibly induce it
Our advertising and invitations
to investers to come and settle and
invest is a useless waste of time and
money if each one is met by some
irresponsible knocker who immedi-
ately drives him out before he has
opportunity to even investigate the
country and this by statements
unfounded or without reason or in
That this takes place is unques
tioned and not with regards to any
one section or individual but infests
the entire country.
Within the past week I have per
sonally encountered four prospec
tive investors whom to my knowl-
edge were men of means and came
for the purpose of buying and devel-
oping land in the. country who
told me that the information they
had received from parties living in
the country was of such nature as
to entirely change their plans-
Two of the parties advised me that
they came for the purpose of clos-
ing a- trade on a tract of 15000
acres in the upper part of the valley
which they intended to develop
and colonize and I knew they had
the money and resources to do it
in a way that would have added
greatly to the values of the sur-
Other prospectors have stated
that they never encountered so
many knockers as they run into
in this country.
This is not a new discovery by
any means and is not confined to
our neighbors to the north.
The Brownsville country has
suffered more from Che bush
whacking in our own 'midst and
among our own citizen . knockers
than from any outside slander and
In i;iy opinion it is more impor-
tant for he best citizens 'of the
valley th'- business men and TilB
Heral:j gt-L together fur the ex-
termination oi tii pesj and evil
from the country than for almost
any nthr object for the exploita-
tion a. hi development or the country.
One ni: ien as-ni-sir: can destroy
! ine at srreatlv reduced nrices. Xe
nothing but .the best that money i goods will be put in at once ar.d
ana sKiuea laoor can produce ana j tne ousiness continued under ths m an? hour what nauy men wou'd
extend to the public a cordial in- new management. Due notice w;i ; be reqiIired to build and if The
vitatiou to inspect my bakery and be siven when store wH open.
methods of bread mak: at anv whatS the News? : ngainst the homt knocker and by
1'irip. T am hprf to -.f-rvr- vnn sint
I buy and sell Rter Estate ami f . u... . 1 ' : Wh-Vl W. E. Hollingswordi & methods of publicity or otner equal -
investigateland titles. Acommctt -. -" '' Co. have bought out the Texa h effective agencies tree our valley
abstract call -Itles of record injpnone o. y. .Mail orcers recetv.- Confectionery and News Depot from this Miht T h! thai it
Ii' r . nr. ..T nin(;n Tr.V. .t. . . c -
wuiexua wiuiiiy 10054. -c-i - - igement worK . wobW remler servic. tQ tfae entire
UrrtotfAii q-n -ill : r. 1 "'1 I J
j courts when especially einpluyetL ' When you are arguing with a
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oublic with hitrh Prada innHc t- "itJn "3 -yuX "
. j -it ..1.1 i V" . ' 1
cream and all cold drinks a special Pra"ce or value to tbecommunity
1.. TTlJt .1. a. 1 . - a I
! land litiffatior and corrmraiinr. 100). jibi rememner ine iooi i co-. tv. Vird trMimsnt aa rh ne n!ci;i fii.;imnil!.
j practice. - ing the same thing. Exchange i 3 8 1 uk J. P. Withers.
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