Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 131, Ed. 1, Tuesday, December 1, 1908 Page: 1 of 4
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VOL. XVII. NO. 131.
BROWNSVILLE TEXAS TUESDAY DECEMBER 1 1908
that goes into
and careful as-
tftcra the favo-
STROKE Mill oa
.. H. CALDWELL
Mill is 8 to 10
per cent heav-
ier than other
Mills of the
same type yet
all parts are
with such Mills.
FOR QUICK DE-
Corpus Christi TexasJ
Soomo 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 Lomlta Ranch by
W. P. SUtes Ed Pullian W. E. Nickerson and Ed C. Dos tin
Secretary of the South Texas Onion Growers Association
this estimate was made in May while the Onions were in
transit. Since then Wv P. SUtes and W. E. Nickerson have
received return on their shipments from the 43 acres which
they cultivated. Sir Dnstln and Mr. Pullian have not yet re-
ported results of their 04 acres.
The -43 acres reported on by Messrs. SUtes and Nlcker-
un siiow 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 17CC1 crates netting the
growers 1589-1.64; the commission meni $133000; ttie
crate men $3000.37 and the railroads $8291.79. Bednced to
one acre each acre paid $358.01 net to the grower$S0.70 to
the commission xnen$GS.84 to the crate men and $192.83 to
The net results of the above work are as follows:
These two men came here Kss 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 rent cost of crates freight and all other incidental
expenses amounting to a little over $5000 and for the ona
year's work put In the bank something over $10000.
CONWAY HO IT
Mission Hidalgo Co. Texas
Rubber Hose Reels Lawn Sprink-
lers Lawn Mowers Garbage Cans
Washing Machines and Ice Cream Freezers
AlteJiiie Of Crockery
ity Hardware Store
P. J. VIVIERj Proprietor
BROWNSVILLE TEXAS. P. 0. Box 375
I FURNITURE 1
g OF QUALITY AND STYLE
H Largest and Most Complete Stock in SouthTexas
Refrigerators Gasoline Oil and Wood CookTStoves
OFFICE FURNITURE ETC. ETC. "
HANCOCK-LAMB FURNITURE CO. Brownsville
MK. AND MRS. BKYAX WILL All-
IUVE THIS EVKXIXG.
Will Spend Only One Night in
UrouTisville and Will Leave Tomor-
row Morning on a Visit to the
Kenedys at La Para Programme.
;the publisher of
The Brownsville Weekly Herald
GUARANTEES THE CLAIM THAT IT
CIRCULATES IN THIRTYONE STATES
aBy Far the Best Advertising Aledium
for Land Propositions in South Texas
Subscription Lists Open to Inspection Bv Advertisers
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Bryan
crossed the Rio Grande at Reynosa
yesterday afternoon and spent last
night at Mission the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. John J. Conway. They will
arrive in Brownsville this afternoon
at 5:45 in Traffic Manager Doherty's
private car Paisano which will be
attached to the regular branch line
train. Mr. Doherty arrived from
Kingsville last night and went up the
branch this morning to tender his
private car to Mr. and Mrs. Bryan
and which will be at their disposal
until they arrive at the Kenedy
The programme arranged for the
entertainment of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan
during theirhort stay in Brownsville
will be as follows: They will be met
at the depot by committees com-
posed of both ladies and gentlemen
and by local Democrats and citi-
zens. Prom the depot they will be
escorted to the Combe residence and
will be the guests of Mayor Fred
Combe and Dr. Joe Combe for the
Shortly after their arrival at 6
o'clock they will be tendered a din-
ner at the opera house by Judge and
Mrs. James B. Wells and at which
there will be quite a number of in-
vited guests. At eight o'clock they
will be tendered a public reception in
the opera house by Mrs. Wells as-
sisted by the members of the Learn-
ers Club arid a number of other la-
dies and to which the public is in-
vited. During the reception Mrs.
Bryan will be presented with a collec-
tion of Mexican drawn work a token
of remembrance from the ladies of
As soon as the reception is over at
9 o'clock Mr. Bryan will be taken in
charge by a committee from the local
Democratic organization' and will be
escorted to the High School building
where at 9:30 he will deliver a
speech to the Democratic organiza-
tion and to the public generally.
At 5:20 tomorrow morning the dis-
tinguished visitors will leave for La
Para to be the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
John G. Kenedy.
The following committees in ad-
dition to a committee of ladies will
meet Mr. and Mrs. Bryan at the train
with a brass band:
Citizens' Committee: Dr. S. II.
Bell president: Louis Cobolini vice-
nresident: S. K. Hallam. W. A. Rat-
ledge J. P. Stephnson L. M. Ellis Dr.
L. A. Layton Louis Kowalski F. W.
Seabury Adolph Bollack Karl Mc-
Davitt. W. McDavitt B. D. Newman
C. H. Thorn Wayne Wood A J.
Hood Frank Champion John Clos-
ner. W. F. Sprague S. L. Gill. Sam
Dworman Sam Robertson T. B. Rus-
sell W. J. Russell Manuel Barreda
Martin Besteiro Prof. T. B. Barbour
Adolfo Garza Henry Grunewald An-
tonio Barreda W. O. Coleman W. G.
Willman Miguel Fernandez Geo. M.
Putegnat. Jose Celaya J. P. Cotting-
ham E. A. McGary Jeff McLemore
J. G. Perkins. S. B. Mims F. W. Kib-
be R. E. Holland. S. C. Tuckers Wm.
Kelly Tom Ross. D. B. Chapin Fred
Democratic Blue Club Committee:
H. Reyes C. Garza J. Webb S. Val-
dez T. Tijerina E. Cavazos D. Ler-
ma G. Connor J. T. Canales T.
Pena J. Mauzana V. Tamayo M.
Villareal. J. McAllen A. Tamayo R.
Gutierez L. Puente C. Salazar M. J.
Morales Jose Longoria A. Rendon
G. L. Hermosa D. Malpica. J. S. Lo-
pez Tiburcio Gonzales R. A. Reyes
Vic Fernandez Jose Ramirez Severo
Trevino. M. Cortina. M. Fernandez
Jose G. Galindo A. Aguillar C. Leal
D. J. Reyes J. R. Morales. Abraham
NEWS FROM DONNA.
At a meeting of the Citizens' Com-
mittee at 3 o'clock this afternoon it
was unanimously voted that Judge
James B. Wells be selected to intro-
duce Mr. Bryan at the speaking tonight.
Social Club Entertained Other So-
cial Notes Personals.
To The Herald:
. Donna Texas Nov. 30. Miss An-
na Hodges entertained the "Donna
Tennis" Saturday evening. The
Country Side Club was invited to
help share the fun that was in store.
One of the features of the evening
was an egg rolling contest book con-
test and nut contest of which Miss
Anita Cocke of Brownsville won the
first prize and Mr. Harry McNeil of
Santa Maria won the booby. Miss
Anna makes a gracious little hostess
and every one went away wishing for
another invitation in the ear future.
Mr. Carpenter who was thrown
from his horse a few days ago is im-
T. J. Hooks and son H. H. Hooks
left for Brownsville to be gone sev-
Mrs. Donna Fletcher gave a house
party Saturday and Sunday in honor
of Miss Fletpher of Beaumont. The
guests were Miss Anita Qocke of
Brownsville Walter and Harry Mc-
Neil of Santa Maria Tom Waite of
Kingsville and S. C. Palm of Run.
Mr. and Mrs. Evans of New York
were among the prospectors this
Dr. S. IC Hallam ushered a party of
interested prospectors up this way
Plans are being drawn up for a
$10000 hotel; it is to be erected as
soon as the contract can be let.
Ernest Ruthven is building a resi-
dence on the corner of 7th street and
Mrs. Ruthven spent several days
in Brownsville last week.
Milton Ford has just returned
from a several days visit to Brownsville.
THE II. G. & S. A. RAILROAD.
To Be Built From San Juan Planta-
tion to the. Town of Falfurrias.
A meeting of no little interest was
held in this city between John Clos-
ner D. B. Chapin and W. F. Sprague
of Hidalgo; Sam A. Robertson of San
Benito and Ed C. Lassiter of Falfur-
rias. The object of the meeting was
to arrange the final details regarding
the Rio Grande & San Antonio Rail-
road now under course of construc-
tion and to agree on a definite route
Nothing officially was given out but
from what can be learned it was de-
cided to build the line from San Juan
Plantation direct to Falfurrias.
where. It is presumed it will connect
with the Aransas Pass. It was also
learned that engineers are now in the
field revising the preliminary survey
made sometime since. No change will
be made in the grading already con-
structed and the new town of Cha-
pin will be on the main or direct line.
Work under the supervision of Sam
Robertson is to be pushed and the
line will be completed as fast as pos-
sible. It is the ultimate object of the
promoters to extend the line into
Mexico crossing the Rio Grande it is
believed at some point near San Juan
Garner's New Tariff Bill.
Washington Nov. 29. Congress-
man John N. Garner the chaparal
statesman of the Rio Grande district
has been in Washingtotn several days
He came two wee! s ahead of the as-
sembly of congress in order to put
in the intervening time Ugging for
matters he is interested in before the
big crowd got here. Mr. Garner made
no announcements as to the future
course of the democratic party or
even told whom he wanted for demo-
cratic leader saying he was confining
his efforts exclusively to the interests
of the Fifteenth congressional dis-
trict. Upon those matters he consid-
ered himself the best authority on
earth. One of the matters of most
practical concern to M. Garner and
his constituents just now is the new
tariff bill. No district in Texas pro-
duces so many articles upon which
there is a duty. These include cattle
horses sheep and goats" wool mo
hair hides sugar rice and onions. 1
For Your Wife. Gold handle um-
brella cut glass hand painted china
silverware. For your mother clocks
work baskets elegant table ware. For
your sweetheart diamonds bracelets
brooches necklaces. Rutledge Jew-
elry Co. 11-30-18
New Residence. Among recent
Improvements in Brownsville are two
residences on the corner of Jefferson
and 15th streets erected by Dr. H.
C. Thorn. These are both two story
frame buildings and are quite attrac-
tive in appearance besides being neat
and convenient in every particular.
They make an ornamental addition to
that part of the city. The doctor
with his mother is occupying one as
a residence having moved in the lat-
ter part of last week while the other
Is rented by Mr. and Mrs. Cook who
have been occupying it for some time.
Prominent Visitors. Col. C. C.
Gibbs president of the land depart-
ment of the Southern Pacific railroad
arrived in the city last night in his
private car San Jacinto. Accom-
panying him are Mr. and Mrs. E. B.
Chandler J. N. Brown and John C.
Enders well known San Antonians
and prominent in the financial world.
Messrs. Chandler and Brown and En-
ders went to Point Isabel this morn-
ing to spend the day shooting ducks.
The visitors will remain in the Val-
ley until Friday and if the
weather permits will visit some of
the sugar plantations and big irrigat-
ing plants that have made the Valley
of the Lower Rio Grande noted far
Charged With Theft. Two Mexi-
cans giving their names as Francisco
Garcia and Vasilio Villorial were
lodged in jail here last night by Depu-
ty Sheriff H. Y. Kring of Lyford.
charged with the theft of a check and
endeavoring to cash it. It is alleged
that the two Mexicans entered the
house of a Mr. Maxwell at Norrias
during his absence and took a rail-
road check amounting to $15. When
arrested by Deputy Sheriff Kring they !
were endeavoring to get a local mer-
chant to cash it. In less than an
hour after he received the in forma-1
tion Deputy Sheriff Kring had the two
men under arrest bringing them
down on the train last night and lodg-
ing them in the county jail here to
await the action of the next grand
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.
Take our free automobile
(trip 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 -sre
simply lift one or more of
the eight gates in the big
On Main Line of Gulf Coast Railway 19 iMiles 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
t At San Benito You Will Find
The Only Gravity Canal in the Brownsville Country
The Only Canal in7the Valley thathas Navigation
We are Now irrigating thousands oPacresWithoutPumps
Get off the train at SAN BENITO or call at our Brownsville office opposite Milkr
Hotel. Write or ask for ticket giving you FREE AUTOMOBILE RIDE from BrowRs-
ville (o San Benito via our Headgates. Write for Booklet
I San Benito Land & Water Co.
SAN BENITO TEXAS.
ALBA HEYW00D. President SAM;A.R0BERTS0N Secretary aid Enjiwir
Cane and other products
handled on barges (20 by 60
feet) through our series of
locks and dams.
The town of San Benito is
growing rapidly. Splendid
-hotel. Running water in t-
Two Spkndii driven wells just brought in at San Benito.
Pure Sweet water at 180 feet
Bry wivare you jjet
W have for saic 12000
acres choice lands iroxst 3
to 7 miles east of Browns-
ville on tfhe
Indiana Co-operative Canal-
in tracts of cny size f suit
from ten acres up on easy
terms. It will pay yon to
investigate our proposition
E. F. Rows! & Co.
5 TSi White Front. Office
I Brownsville Texas
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