Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 55, Ed. 1, Saturday, September 5, 1908 Page: 1 of 4
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WNSV1LLE DAILt HERALD.
VOL. XVII. NO. 55.
BROWNSVILLE TEXAS SATURDAY SEPTEMBER sj 1908.
SINGLECOPIES 5 CENTS
Plows for Breaking Land
A Disc Plow is Best For This Purpose
We Have in Stock For Quick Delivery
Avery's Reversible for two horses Avery's Pluto
Single Disc for three horses; Avery's Plato Double
Disc for four horses; Texas Hancock for three horses;
Chattanooga Reversible for three horses.
A Card Will Bring Our Best Price With Freight Paid to
MESSAGES BETWEEN BROWNS-
VILISE AND CORPUS CHRISTI
GO BY CIRCUITOUS WAY
Improvement to do Away With Vexa-
tious Delay is Suggested by Mr. I.
A. Smartt Should Also Push Es-
tablishment of Iiong Distance Serv-
ice Between two Places.
Soome weeks ago we published as an advertisement an
estimate on onions grown on 107 acres of land in the win-
ter of 1907 and 1008 land adjoining -La Lomita Ranch by
W. P. Stitcs Ed Pullian W. E. Nickerson and Ed C. D us tin
Secretary of the South Texas Onion Growers Association.
This estimate was made in Slay while the Onions were In
transit. Since then W. P. Stitcs and W. E. Nickerson have
received return on their shipments from the 43 acres which
they cultivated. Sir Dustin 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 patklng
and early marketing of Bermuda Onions.. The 43 acres pro-
duced to -34 car loads containing 17001 crates netting the
growers $15304.04; the commission men $1320.00; the
crate mcc $2900.37 and the railroads $8291.70. Reduced to
one acre e.-eh acre paid $338.01 net to the grower$30.70 to
the commisfc.tm mcn$G8.84 to the crate men and $192.83 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 expense
labor bills rent cost of crates freight and all other Incidental
expenses amounting to a little over $5000 and for the one
year's work nut In the bank something over $10000.
Miss6n Hidalgo Co. Texas
"The matter of establishing direct
telegraphic communication between
Brownsville and Corpus Christi
should be taken up at once" said L.
A. Smartt of the La Donna Syndicate
and also a prominent member of the
executive committee of the Lower Rio
GrandeValley Commercial Club to a
Herald reporter this morning.
"A message sent from here to Cor
pus Christi" continued Mr. Smartt
"has to be. sent from here to Galves-
ton from Galveston to San Antonio
and from there to Corpus. On several
different occasions I have sent mes-
sages from Donna to Corpus send-
ing them about nine o'clock in the
morning and- they would reach their
destination too late to have goods
shipped from there on the afternoon
train which leaves there about four
forty. Usually it takes four to seven
hours to get a message through from
here to Corpus. In view of the fact
that a considerable amount of busi-
ness is done by wire between here and
Where a direct service is badly needed.
A strong effort should be made to in-
duce the telegraph company to im-
prove the service between the two
points as soon as possible. This would
of course necesitate putting In a re-
lay station at Robstown and the em-:
ployment of an extra operator but I
feel sure the business would justify
No doubt the citizens of Corpus
Christi would co-operate in an effort
to have the telegraph service im-
proved as suggested by Mr. Smartt1
and some steps should be taken at
once in the matter. The establish-
ment of a long distance telephone
service between the two towns should
also be pushed.
AT TWO FAIRS
PROPOSITION TO HAVE LOWER
GRANDE PRODUCTS EXHIBITED.
Secretary Barnes Will Place Matter
Before L. R. G. V. C. Club Gener-
al Manager Miller Promises Co-operation
of Railroad What Other
Avery's Pluto Jr.
Either Single or Double Furrow
0 Drop us a Postal and we will make you an Inter
im estiner Price Delivered at Your Station.
A COMPLETE LINE OF
IWARE COMPANY o
STOCK FOR IMMEDIATE SHIPMEN1
ITT TlMTTT TDFo
) JL VIV1.1X A W.E..JU0
OF QUALITY AND STYLE 0
Largest and Most CompIgJteStock in South Texas
Refrigerators Gasolhv Oil an Wood Cook Stows ffe
0 OFFICE FURNITURE ETC ETC J
HANCOCK-LAMB FURNITURE CO. Brownsville g
Toys Toys Toys
I have just added a Toy Department to my Drug Store. A
complete Line of Toys m stock all the time. Two chances
rREE at a Beautiful $15.00 Doll with Every Five-cent
'urchase Either in the Toy or Drug Department. :: :: :: ::
MARTINEZ DRUG STORE.
cTWARKET PLAZA BROWNSVILLE
Active Work at
San Juan On
To The Herald:
San Juan Texas Sept. 4 I
thought perhaps you would appreci-
ate a few items from the city of San
San Juan is now but a wide "sin-
dero" but with Its location coupled
with all the advantages which this
town will possess there Is every right
to believe that it will soon make a
thriving little city. It is located at
the junction of the St. L. B. & M.
and the proposed San Antonio and Rio
Grande railroad about five miles
east of McAllen and two west of Eb-
Work on the latter line is being
rapidly pushed forward. Don Luis
Ramirez of San Benito who has a
sub-contract from the Rio Grande
Construction Company to make 50-
000 ties and clear ten miles of right
of way arrived today with his com-
plete outfit. His crew of several hun-
dred men will begin work Monday.
H. C. Harding the well known con-
tractor of Harlingen has also ar-
rived with his grading force and will
begin grading at once.
Will Vann resident engineer of the
S. A. and R. G. Ry. has established
his camp about two miles north of
this place and is busy cross-sectioning
for the contractors.
In their camp about fifteen miles
north of here Gomez and Son tie
contractors with their force ofc about
30 men are operating their manufac-
The draughting office whic is now
located at Ebenezer will be moved
up here next week.
San Juan has every possibility of de
veloping into the metropolis of the
lower Rio Grande Valley.
On his return from his northern
trip last Thursday Secretary Chas.
M. Barnes of the Lower 'Rio Grande
Valley Commercial Club met General
Manager Jeff N. Miller of the St L.
B. &. M. railroad on the train and
Interviewed him on the subject of
having an exhibit both at the San An-
tonio International Fair and the Dal
las State Fair this fall of the products
of the lower Rio Grande valley. Mr
Barnes stated to a Herald reporter
that Mr. Miller assured him of the
railroad's co-operation with the club
and said that he would furnish a spe-
cial baggage car free of charge both
ways provided the railroad commis-
sioners would permit it.
Mr. Barnes quoted as a precedent
the fact that the S. A. & A. P. the G.
H. & S. A. and the I. & G. N. railroads
have every year for a number of years
had exhibits at these two fairs which
were known as their exhibits but
which were furnished by the towns
along the lines.
He stated that Mr. Miller agreed to
see what arrangements can be made
with the railroad commission.
Mr. Barnes will take the matter up
with the club at its next meeting.
Should Not Be
While the government Is taking so
much interest in the preservation of
the forests in this country why not
look a little into the value of our
mesquite tree and its rapid disappear
ance especially from the soil of
Southwest Texas? There Is no tree or
shrub that will live and thrive under
the driest conditions of our climate
better than this one and there is no
better stock food known than the
-bean that it bears which often pro-
ducps three crops a year. Besides
its fattening qualities there is noth
ing that will put all kinds of stock in
better condition when their blood is
from any cause la bad condition than
will this bean. As a timber there is
none that is more durable and decays
less when placed In the ground than
the mesquite wood and when used
for fence posts will ordinarily last a
century. Every one who ever had
occasion to use it knows that there
is no better fire wood than thte. In
addition to these valuable qualities
it has been suggested Dy those who
are posted in the niakn.tf of different
kinds of beer that it is highly jossi-
ble that the mesquite liean if proper
ly treated couli he mwia t. produce
one of the Jlnest and healthiest of all
tonics when tuanufasture.-l into beer.
Eagle Pass .luide.
MEETING OF Ii. R. G. V. C.
CLUB IS POSTPONED
The regular meeting of the Lower
Rio Grande Valley Commercial Club
which should have been held tonight
was postponed by the president Mr.
Closner after consultation with the
secretary and othev members until
next Saturday. At this meeting it is
expected that there will be a very
large attendance as over 150 mem-
bers have been added since the last
meeting and all are expected to at
David Carabello and Petra Rodri
guez; 'Ramon aiunoz ana Kosana
Good people are supposed to be
happy but they seldom look it.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Lon C. Hill Town and Improvement
Co. to R. S. Dilworth lots 23 and 24
block 57 Harlingen. Consideration
$350. Same to Willam Green lots 15
and 16 block 58 in Harlingen. Con-
Adam M. Davidson to D. R. Hall
lots No. 24 and 24 block 25 in Ray-
mondville. Consideration $90.
Geo. W. Ayers to Michael C. Cron-
in farm lot 9 Sebastian tract section
32 containing 40 acres. Considera-
Irrigation Versus Nature
Why trust to the fortunes of fickle Nature's rainfall for your
harvest returns? AVhy 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 pins semi-tropic and citrus fruits are show-
ing wonaerf ul growth under irrigation.
One Hundred and Fourteen Miles of Irrigating
Canal Laterals and Drainage Ditches
water every inch of its territory and fertilizes it with "Nature's
Own Brand" Slit. Lands situated on maw line of St. Louis
Brownsville and Mexico Railroad.. Excellent shipping facilities.
The Town of San Benito
is showing a substantial growth. Best 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 Bate 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. F. Rowson Treas.; R. L ixtts
Atty.; O. W. Heywood W. Scott Heywood.
Buy where you get
Water for Irrigation i
WH have for sale 12000
acres choice lands from 3
to 7 miles east of Browns
ville on the
in tracts of any size f- suit
from ten acres up on easy
terms. It will pay you to
investigate our proposition
. F. Rowson & Co.
TK White Front. Office
Rubber Hose Reels Lawn Sprinklers
Lawn Mowers Washing Machines
Ice Cream Freezers Garbage Cans
A Nice Line Of Crockery
City Hardware Store
P. J. VTVTERj Proprietor
BROWNSVILLE TEXAS. P. 0. Box 375
N THE WEEKLY HERALD
La Donna the Mutual CanaL Lands $50.00 Per Acre
Hallam Colonizatino Company Sales Managers.
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