Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 43, Ed. 1, Saturday, August 22, 1908 Page: 1 of 4
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ROWNSVILILE DAILY HERALD
VOL. XVII. NO. 43.
BROWNSVILLE TEXAS SATURDAY AUGUST 22 1908. &
SINGLE COPIES 5 CENTS
Bale Your Alfalfa and Sorghum
We have just received a car load of "STEEL BEAUTY" Baling
Presses manufactured by The Whitman Agricultural Co. of St. Louis.
The Whitman Presses hare been victorious throughout the -world
in every contest
The "STEEL BEAUTY" Press is an all-steel frame Press.
Simple In Deslgan and easily operated.
Rapid and Powerful In Its Work.
It has the Largest Capacity Tvlth the least required horsepower
Telescopes short for moving on road.
The "STEEL BEAUTY" is practically Indestructable.
Our prices and terms are very reasonable.
A card will bring a complete catalog describing this press.
Soome weeks ago we published as an advertisement an
estimate on onions grown on 107 acres of land in th&swln-
ter of 1007 and 1908 land adjoining La Lomita Ranch by
W. P. SUtes Ed Pullian W. E. NIckerson and Ed C. Dustln
Secretary of the South Texas Onion Growers Association.
This estimate was made In May while the Onions were in
transit. Since then W. P. Stites and W. E. Nickerson have
received return on their shipments from the 43 acres which
they cultivated. Sir Dust in and Mr. Pullian have not yet re-
ported results of their 04 acres.
The 43 acres reported on by Messrs. Stites and Nicker-
son show the results in a year -when the markets were un-
favorable of careful cultivation good and careful packing
and early marketing of Bermuda Onions. . The 43 acres pro-
duced to 34 car loads containing 17001 crates netting the
growers $15394.04; the commission men $1320.00; the
crate men $2000.37 and the railroads $8291.79. Reduced to
one acre each acre paid $358.01 net to the grower$30.70 to
the commission mcn$G8.84 to the crate men and $102.83 to
The net results of the above work are as follows:
These two men came here less than a year ago . with
two teams and a few hundred dollars in. money rented 43 acres
of Irrigated land at $20 per acre paid their total living expenses
labor bills i?jit cost of crates freight and all other incidental
expenses amounting to a little over $5000 and for the one
year's work put In the bank something over $10000.
Mission Hidalgo Co. Texas
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According to a signed statement by
E. R. 'Rachal in the Falturrias Facts
of this week a compromise has been
made between the republican and
democratic leaders in Starr county
to the effect that there shall be no
contest for county offices in that coun-
ty "with the view of preventing strife
in the coming campaign in order that
all members of both parties may work
together in harmony for the forma-
tion of a new county with Falfurrias
as its seat" Mr. Rachal's statement
continues as follows:
"Following the agreement under
which both sides refrained from
holding primaries.iuly 25 there were
several conferences at which I was
present by request. At one of these
conferences Capt. Brooks and myself
were appointed a committee to go to
tion from Mr. Lasater.chairman of the
republican county committee to
Judge Wells and other democratic
"On Friday Aug. 14 we met
Judge Wells Judge Monroe and Mr.
Seabury and were in conference
with them for several hours. Mr.
Lasater was also in Corpus Chrlsti
and we were in touch with him. On
Saturday morning we arrived at the
"Mr Lasater acting for the re-
publicans agreed not to make a
county campaign and not to light the
democratic county ticket. Capt.
Brooks and myself acting for the
democrats and under thg direction of
Judge Wells agreed that Mr. Lasater
should name a ticket for Precinct No.
5 (the Falfurrias precinct) which
ticket should have the support of all
parties; and the democrats would
name no candidates in the precinct
that is for commissioner justice of
the peace and constable.
"On Monday August If we met
Mr. Lasater In Falfurrias and agreed
to the following precinct ticket: For
commissioner B. T. Tenray; for jus-
tice of the peace E. E. Howard: for
constable Manuel Ramirez. The
proper petition for placing these
names on the official ballot ha3 been
sent to Judge Monroe at Rio Grande
"Please let it be clearly understood
that this compromise was effected in
the interest of harmony and for the
best interests of the proposed new
county and that members of both
parties are pledged to abide by it
through the action of their represent-
Sworn Signatures of Eighty Qualified
Voters as Required by Law Cer-
tify to Nomination of Candidates.
The official existence of the local
Independent party was etablished to-
day by the fact of the nominees of
the party having filed their applica-
tion with the county judge to have
their names printed as candidates for
the respective offices for. which they
were nominated on the official ballot
to be used In the election to be held
in November next. The applications
were signed by eighty qualified voters
of the county which constitute five
per cent of the total qualified voters
of the county that being the require-
ment of the law. Following is the list
of candidates and the offices for which
nominated according to the said
For inspector hides and animals
For County Treasurer C. H. More.
For Tax Collector Joseph Crixell.
For Tax Assessor George Cham-
pion. For County Judge R. B. Creager.
For Constable precinct 2 Justo A.
For County Superintendent of Pub-
lic Instruction A. B. Cole.
For District clerk Hy. B. Verhelle.
For Sheriff Aug. Celaya.
For County Surveyor M. Hanson.
Next to mining the greatest indus-
try of South Africa is sugar growing.
The amount of money invested in this
is ?7300000. The production of the
present year is estimated at 40000
tons with a valuation of about 63 per
According to the Express Corpus
Christi with her usual zeal and ac-
tivity when there is something worth
going after is reaching out for a con-
nection with the proposed San An-
tonio to Brownsville railroad. The
"Corpus Christ wants to co-operate
with San Antonio in securing th pro-
posed railway to Brownsville accord-
ing to a letter received yesterday by
John B. Carrington secretary of the
Business Men's Club. The letter was
the official notification from the Cor-
pus Christ! Commercial Club promis-
ing financial assistance from the cit-
izens and stating that request would
be made for a branch of the line to
run down the Lower Nueces Valley to
"The subcommittee appointed by
the Business Men's Club to further
the interests of the proposed line held
a meeting yesterday discussing va-
rious questions pertinent to the pro-
ject. It was voted that inasmuch as
there seemed to be some doubt as to
bearing of the State laws on the or-
ganization of stockholders that the
matter be referred to a committee of
lawyers before further steps were
taken along this line. It is estimated
that $1500000 will be required to
finance the line and many offers of
assistance are being received from
San Antonio interests and from busi-
ness men in towns along the route of
the proposed road."
PROGRESS ON NEW
5IartjT House Progressing Satisfac
torily Experienced Hotel Man
Has Lease Open by Middle
Work is progressing satisfactorily
on the Martyr hotel which is being
erected on St. Charles street in the
neighborhood of the St. Louis
Brownsville and Mexico passenger
station. The roof is now on
and the remainder of the
building well advanced. Mr. 'Martyr
expects to have the building complet-
ed about October 1st but it will re-
quire at least two weeks to furnish
and get the house ready to open so
that it will be opened about the mid-
dle of October. George S. Beard of
San Antonio formerly a well known
hotel man of Corpus Christi has
leased the hotel and will operate it.
Mr. Martyr who is a son-in-law of
Mr. Beard will furnish and equip the
hotel. He expects to go to Houston
with Mr. Beard the early part of
September to purchase the furniture.
As soon as the original building is
completed Mr. Martyr will proceed
to work on an addition which is al-
ready planned which will add from
fifty to sixty rooms giving the hotel
a capacity of from ninety to a hun
dred rooms. The plans are very prac
tical and particularly adapted for ven
tilation being so arranged that every
room will open on a porch fronting
southeast and get the breeze which
blows constantly from the southeast
during the summer in this section.
The entire building promises to be
not only commodious but very at-
tractive. It will be provied with wide
porches pretty court yards and every
Mr. Martyr's plans include a pretty
cottage for his own use which will be
built at the side of the h otel facing
the street Jowards the station on
which street the hotel will face.
SCHOOL FUND FOR
CITY AND COUNTY.
Pro Rata of State Fund at 0.50 per
Capita Gives Ample Means.
The unusually large pro rata of the
state school fund for the coming year
being $C.75 per capita gives the
schools of Brownsville and Cameron
county a larger amount for the op-
eration of the public schools this
year than ever before. Thus the
school population of the city of
Brownsville being 2430 the amount
will bo $16402.50 while the county
with a school population of 4304
will receive a total of $29052.
These large sums should guarantee
full term for every schood in the
county with good pay for both coun-
ty and city teachers.
Irrigation Versus Nature
Why trust to the fortunes of fickle Nature's rainfall for your
harvest returns? Why not farm in a country where every day
Is a day of field activity throughout the entire year a land whose
climate soil and natural gravity canal insures the control of
your crop production.
San Benito Texas
In the heart of the Lower Rio Grande Valley is this promised
land and San Benito Is celebrating its first anniversary by a har-
vest of bumper crops. Acres upon acres of cotton alfalfa sor-
.ghum corn millet peanuts melons kaffir corn and all crops of
the North and East plus semi-tropic and citrus fruits are show-
ing wonderful growth under irrigation.
One Hundred and Fourteen Miles of Irrigating
Canal Laterals and Drainage Ditches
water every inch of its territory and feitlUzes It with "Nature's
Own Brand" Silt. Lands situated on mam line of St. Louis
Brownsville and Mexico Railroad. . Excellent shipping facilities.
The Town of San Benito
is showing a substantial growth. Rest hotel in the section. Many
stores and homes already established. Finest and largest depot.
Within 19 miles of Brownsville its Metropolis.
GET A CHIP OF THIS AGRICULTURAL NUGGET
Large and small tracts. Liberal Terms. Low Rate of Interest.
Send for beautifully illustrated booklet which tells by pen and
picture the whole story of the best agricultural proposition in
We give you a free Automobile ride from Brownsville to San
Benito via the headgates of our BIG GRAVITY CANAL. Auto-
mobile leaves Miller Hotel at 9 a. m.
San Benito Land & Water Co.
SAN BENITO TEXAS.
Alba Heywood Pres. and Gen Man. W. H. Stenger Vice Pres.
Sam Robertson Sec; E. P. Rowson Treas.; R. L 2atts
Atty.; O. W. Heywood w. Scott Heywood.
Buy where yen set
Water for Irrigation
AT COST I
Wo have for sale 12000 S
acres choice lands from 3 ?
to 7 miles east of Browns- 5
ville on tbe
Indiana Co-operative Canal -f
in tracts of any size to suit
from ten acres up on easy f
terms. It will pay you to
investigate our proposition
. F. Rowson & Co.
TSe White Front. Office
Rubber Hose Reels Lawn Sprinklers1
Lawn Mowers Wasbing Machines.
Ice Cream Freezers Garbage Cans
A Nice Line Of Crockery
City Hardware Store
P. T. VTVIER3 Proprietor
BROWNSVILLE TEXAS. P. 0Box 375
IN THE WEEKLY HERALD
a Donna the Mutual Canal. Lands $50.00
Hallam Colonization Company Sales Managers.
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