Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 125, Ed. 1, Tuesday, November 24, 1908 Page: 1 of 4
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VOL. XVII. NO. 125.
BROWNSVILLE TEXAS TUESDAY NOVEMBER 24 1908.
SINGLE COPIES 5 CENTS
standard wind mill
tbat goes into
the tho lough
and careful as-
them the favo-
STROKE Mill on
. H. CALDWELL
Mill is 8' to 10
per cent neav
ier than other
Mills of the
same type yet
all parts are
with such Mills.
FOR QUICK DE-
Corpus Christi Texasg
Soome Treeks ago we published as an advertisement an
estimate on onions grown on 107 acres of land In tuo win-
ter of 1007 and 1008 land adjoining La Lomita Ranch by
W. P. Stltcs Ed Pulllan W. E. Nlckerson and Ed C. Dos tin
Secretary of the South Texas Onion Growers Association.
fThis estimate was made in May while the Onions were in
transit. Since then "IV. P. Stitcs and W. E. Nickcrson have
received return on their shipments from the 48 acres which
they cultivated. Mr Dust In and Mr. Pulllan have not yet re
ported results of their 04 acres.
The 43 acres reported on by Messrs. Stltcs and Nickcr-
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 $1320.00; the
crate men 2000.37 and the railroads 8291.70. Reduced to
one acre each acre paid 358.01 net to the growcr30.70 to
the commission men$GS.S4 to the crate men and 192.83 to
The net results of the above work arc as follows:
These two men came here Kss than a year ago with
tiro 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 rent 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 fiidalgo Co. Texas
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e Brownsville weekly
GUARANTEES THE CLAIM THAT IT
CIRCULATES IN TfIIRTYONE STATES
By Far the Best Advertising Medium
for Land Propositions in South Texas
Subscription Lists Open to Inspection Bv -ldvertisers
KUILDIXG OP XEW SLAUGHTER
HOUSE ACTED OX.
It Was a Special Session and Was
Called By the Mayor Because He
Regarded it as Xecessary to Act
In the Slaughter v House Matter.
The city council met in special ses-
sion this morning fo rthe considera-
house fo rthe citygscupgWOu. .liter
tion of .the erection of a new slaught-
er house for the city in the city hall
at ten o'clock there being present
Mayor Fred Combe City Secretary
Frank Champion. Aldermen S. L.
Dworman T. Crixell Wm. Putegnat
Jas. Browne George Champion and
Antonio Alonzo. Hie meeting was
called to order by Tdayor Combe who
in a few words stated its object.
Alderman Putegnat stated that he
had with him plans for a new
slaughter house that had been com-
piled by Contractor A. Goldabber
and that he also had specifications for
these plans. He stated that he had
spoken to and called upon several
contractors and submitted plants and
specifications to them but so far he
had only received sealed bids from
two on both the plans and specifica-
tions these being bids from Jas.
McCoy and Rafael Gutierrez and
that he had also received two bids
on the plans one from Contractor A.
Goldammer and one from a Mr. Mar-
shall. He further stated that the
specifications did not call for the
painting of the building.
Mayor Combe stated that the coun-
cil should not receive just two bids
and award the contract and suggest-
ed that the council advertise in The
Herald for sealed bids until next
Monday. He also stated that white-
wash would be much more sanitary
when applied at regular intervals
than paint. Alderman Putegnat
when asked by Mayor Combe if the
specifications called fcr a galvanized
iron roof stated that it did not but
that it called for shingles. He also
stated tbat in his opinion that gal-
vanized iron would be much better
than shingles. While this feature
was thoroughly discussed no action
was taken on the matter. Alderman
Browne then stated that the roof on
the old slaughter house fell down
yesterday but that a portion of it
could again be put up for temporary
use; that the north side of the roof
of the building could be propped up
so that it would answer for the
butchering of cattle until the
slaughter house can be' erected. Al-
derman Crixell then made a motion
that Aldrman Browne be investod
with the authority by the council to
contract with a carpenter to fix the
roof on the old slaughter house tem-
porarily which motion being put be-
fore the council was carried.
Alderman Browne then stated that
the new slaughter house would have
to be provided with water troughs
for the stock and water for the
cleansingof theplace. After considera
ble discussion it was decided that it
would not be practicable for the city
to pipe water to the new slaughter
house at present as it would cost
them In the neighborhood of $S00
to do this and that the financial con-
dition of the city would not admit of
this at present. Aiderman Dworman
suggested that a well could be dug
to furnish all necessary water for
cleansing purposes. Alderman Brown
stated that he did not think a well
would answer the purpose as the flow
of blood from the slaughter house
would seep into the well therefore
making it unsanitary and unfit for
use and that the well at the old
slaughter house had been condemned
upon these grounds by State Health
Officer Brumby. Alderman Dworman
informed him that provision had
been made for the consumption of
the blood by having hogs around the
slaughter house and that these ani
mals would consume all of the blood.
The matter of building a fence
around the new slaughter house and
providing the erection of a corral
for the cattle was placed in the
hands of the building committee
composed of Alderman Crixell Pute
gnat and City Attorney F. W. Kibbe.
Upon the suggestion of Alderman
Dworman it was-decided by the coun-
cil that in the matter of the new mar-
ket house that the city council would
allow half of the amount of the cost
on the new market house over
$3000 provided this excess shall not
There being no further business
to come before this meeting the coun-
cil adjourned to meet in regular ses-
sion Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Likes the Country. Congressman
M. R. Smith of Farmington Mo. has
returned to Brownsville after making
a tour of the Valley. Mr. Smith has
visited this section before but was
greatly surprised at the development
since he was last here. He has a very
high opinion of our climate and the
productiveness of our soil and sees
nothing but a bright future for me
Valley of the Lower Rio Grande. He
is a personal friend of Congressman
Garner with whom he has served
years in Congress and says this dis
trict has for its Representative at
Washingtton a man who can be relied
on to do his full duty and who never
seems to tire working for his district
and his people.
TO TELL THE TRUTH WOULD
Newspaper Man Perfectly Amazed At
the Wonders of the Lower Rio
Grande Valley and the Great De-
velopment That Is Taking Place.
Frank A. Briggs staff correspond-
ent of the Galveston News has re-
turned to Brownsville after an ex-
tensive tour of the Valley. He will
remain in the city several days while
preparing a series of articles to ap-
pear in the News. In these articles
his opinion of the wonderful develop-
ments which have taken place since
his last visit to this section will be
fully expressed but while it seems a
little odd for one newspaper man to
interview another Mr. Briggs re-
turned with such a high pressure of
enthusiasm that he claimed it was
a relief to talk to somebody even a
"You can say" he continued "any-
thing for me about the Lower Rio
Grande Valley that you care to put
into print. It takes a man with a
greater command of the English lan-
guage than I have to exaggerate. I
was impressed with what I saw In the
Valley a few months ago. At that
time I was afraid to tell the whole
truth for fear I would be classed as
a yellow journalist. Now I find my
task even greater. How I am to write
of what I have seen; of the enormous
development In the irrigation sys-
tems; the wonderful productiveness
of the lands and of the rapidity of
settlement without having my articles
looked upon with suspicion is a prob-
lem which puzzles me more than the
labor involved in presenting the
"A number of years of experience
as a commercial editor educated me
along lines of brevity and accuracy.
To run up against a proposition
where one even fears to tell the
truth Is an extraordinary condition of
affairs. During the past several days
I have talked with men from many
States arid In my present position I
can appreciate the statement made
by a gentleman from Indiana who
told me that if he went back to his
old home and told one-half the truth
about the Lower Rio Grande Valley
he would be made a subject of inves-
tigation with the view of restrain-
ing his liberties in some asylum.
"Now when a farmer who is usual-
ly out of range of criticism such as
newspapermen are subjected to. Is
afraid to tell his own relatives the
whole truth about this section what
is a reporter to do? I will just leave
it wRh you. Say anything you want
to and I will stand for it"
Mr. Briggs said he would say more
but didn't know how to say it. "I've
seen so much that is truly wonderful
and amazing that I am in truth too
full for utterance at least in a way
that would be intelligible. For fear
the truthfulness of my articles may
be questioned I am going to back
them up with photographs of the
things I have seen and about which I
shall write and this will help some."
While in the city Mr. Briggs will be
a guest at the New Miller.
COL. JEFF MILLER TALKS.
-Says International Bridge Will Cross
River at Brownsville
(l'rom the Houston Post. Nov. 22.)
Jeff N. Miller of Kingsvllle Alee
president and general manager of the
St. Louis Brownsville & Mexico who
arrived in Houston last night rafter a
trip over the line said that it would
be three or four months after he left
the service of the Gulf Coast Line on
January 1 before he would be in ac-
tive service again.
"I am going to Mexico in January
and expect to spend a great deal of
my time for three' or four months in
that republic. I have a great many
friends in Mexico and am interested
with some of them in various pro-
positions. ' I am going to take it
easy aud will not be actively engaged
in any line for the period stated."
Mr. Miller reiterated his denial of
statements made by his friends that
he would be connected with the
merged lines in Mexico. As to what
the propositions are that he is inter-
ested in Mexico or his plans for the
future he would not go into any
discussion further than that given.
The Brownsville-Matamoros bridge
which will be constructed by the St.
Louis Brownsville & Mexico and the
International railroad of Mexico will
be started within the next four or five
months and will be completed within
a year thereafter according to Mr.
"All of the details in connection
with the location of the bridge which
has been the only hitch have been
settled." said the railroad executive.
"The bridge will represent an outlay
of approximately $500000. which
will be borne jointly by the two
"The bridge will be 975 feet long.
There will be two spans of 225 feet
each one in the center of 525 feet."
Main Canal 27 miles long.
250 feet wide and 20 feet
deep. 13000 acre feet of
storage. 4 sections separat-
ed by locks and dams. Wat-
er stands 4 feet higher in
each section than in the one
next below. 50 miles of lat-
erals or branch canals now
completed and in operation.
jTake our free automobile
jtrip to the headgates and see
Water in any quantity de
sired flows naturally from
the bottom of; the Rio Grande
into our main canal and
from there into the laterals
and out upon the fields. It
does this when the river Is
low as well as when the river
is high. To fill the canal we
simply lift one or more of
the eight gates in the big
On Alain Line of Gulf Coast Railway 19 lAIHes North of Brownsville
The Delta of the Rio Grande is the Most Favored Region on
the Continent for Farming Trucking and Fruit Growing
San Benito is the Most Favored Spot
In the Rio Grande Delta Because We Have
Water in Abundance
Which is the One Thing Needful
At San Benito You Will!Find
The 0nlyGravityCanal in theBrownsville Country
The Only Canal in the Valleyf that has Navigation
We are Now irrigabngSthousands ofacres Without'Pumps
Get off the train at SAN BENITO or call at our Brownsville office opposite Miller
Hotel. Write or ask for ticket giving you FREE AUT0M0BILE;RIDE from Browns-
ville to San Benito via our Headgates. Write for Booklet . .
San Benito Land & Water Co.
SAN BENITO TEXAS.
ALBA HEYW00D. President SAM A. ROBERTSON Secretary and Engineer
Cane and other products
handled on barges (20 by CO
feet) through our series of
locks and dams.
The town of San Benito Is
growing rapidly. Splendid
hotel. Running water in ev-
Two Splendid driven wells just brought in at San Benito.
Pure Sweet water at ISO feet
Bry where you get.
er for Irrigation
W haye for sale 12000
acres choice lands frora 3
to 7 raUes east of Browns-
ville on tthe
Indiana Co-operative Canal
in tracts of any size - suit
from ten acres up on easy
terms. It will pay yo to
investigate our proposition
Fo Rowson & Co.
TEo White Frotvtt O-Sc
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