Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 136, Ed. 1, Monday, December 7, 1908 Page: 1 of 4
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VOL. XVII. NO. 136.
BROWNSVILLE TEXAS MONDAY DECEMBER 7 1908.
SINGLE COPIES 5 CEN3 S
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I E. M. CALDWELL I
Soomo weeks ago we published as an advertisement an
estimate Jn onions grown on 107 acres of land in the win-
ter of 1907 and 1008 land adjoining La Lomlta Ranch by
W. P. Stites Ed Pnllian W. E. Nickcrson and Ed C. Dos tin
Secretary of the South Texas Onion Growers Association.
This estimate vas made in Slay while the Onions were In
transit. Since then W. P. Stites and W. E. Nlckerson have
received return on their shipments from the 43 acres which
they cultivated. Jlr Dustln and Mr. Pnllian have not yet re-
ported results of their 04 acres.
The 43 acres reported on by Messrs. Stites and Nicker-
- ! vii'iw the results iu a year when the markets were un-
favorable of careful cultivation good aad careful packing
and early marketing of Bermuda Onions. . The 43 acres pro-
duced to 34 car loads containing 17001 crates netting the
growers $15304.64; the commission men $1320.00; the
crate men $2900.37 and the railroads $8291.70. Reduced to
one acre each acre paid $338.01 net to the grower$30.70 to
the commission menSGS.S4 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 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 put in the bank something over $10000.
CONWAY L HOI
Rubber Hose Reels Lawn Sprink-
lers Lawn Mowers Garbage Cans
Ashing Machines and Ice Cream Freezers
A NiceHne- Of Crockery
City Hardware St
P. J. VIVIERj Proprietor
BROWNSVILLE TEXAS. P. 0. Box 375
0 UP U JLl I I jFiU Oil
Largest and Most Complete IStock in South Texas
Refrigerators Gasoline Oil and Wood Cook Stovs rr
15 OFFICE FURNITURE ETC. ETC.
H HANCOCK-LAMB FURNITURE CO. Brownsville g
ZTtiE PUBLISHER OF
The Brownsville Weekly Herald
GUARANTEES THE CLAIM THAT IT
CIRCULATES IN TI1IRTY0NE STATES
By Far the Best Advertising Medium
for Land Propositions in South Texas
Subscription Lists Open to Inspection Hv Advertisers
skApply to Any Real Estate Dealer. Jlallam Co Ionization Company Sales Managers.
ft. The Standard ii
Mil! is 8 to 10
per cent heav
ier than other J
Mills of the
same type yet
all parts are
FOR QUICK DE-
U. S. DISTRICT
OFFENDERS AGAINST UNCLE SAM
Grand anil Petit Juries Sworn In and
Other Preliminaries of Court Or-
ganization Attended to Much
The December term of the United
States District court opened here this
morning at ten o'clock with the fol-
lowing officials present: Hon. Walter
T. Burns judge; Lock McDaniel dis-
trict attorney; C. G. Brewster U. S.
marshal; R. J. Warth of Galveston
deputy U. S. marshal; C. Dart of
Galveston clerk;. H. A. McKay of
Houston court stenographer. The
following were apointed by Judge
Burns: Joo Crixell interpreter An-
eceto Guzman bailiff to the grand
jury; Judge W. J. Russell crier.
Both the grand and petit jury were
impaneled this morning. The crim-
inal docket was set for this afternoon
at two o'clock.
C. M. Robards or Kingsville and W.
J. Dougherty of Hidalgo both being
introduced by U. S. Commissioner R.
B. Creager were admitted to practice
in the United States circuit and dis-
trict courts for the Southern District
In the case of Jas. E. Dougherty et
al vs. D. B. Chapin et al upon ap-
plication of complainants. John R.
Halsey of the city of New York and F-
W. KIbbe of Brownsville were ap-
pointed special examiners to take tes-
timony. Following is the grand jury: Rob-
ert Stillman foreman; E. E. Dustin
of Mission; Wm. H. McClellan.
Brownsville; Lee Wise Brownsville;
D. H. Dashiell. Falfurrias; Jose
Champion Brownsville; Faustino
Rendon Brownsville; Cecilio Ysnaga
Brownsville; Richard G. Miller Fal-
furrias; F". J. Crum Roma; Jose P.
Reyes Brownsville; Manuel A. Sal-
dana Brownsville; Miguel Werbiski
Brownsville; Julian Villareal El
Muert; Felicitog Garza Brownsville;
F. ML Rock Brownsville; Nester Al-
cala Carricitos; Manuel Besteiro
The petit jury is as fallows: Juan
Bouis Brownsville; W. Crafts
Brownsville; Tomos Montes Browns-
ville; W. Miller Brownsville; O. I.
Klrkland. Rio Grande City; J. W.
Scrivner. Brownsville; B. H. Hooks.
Hidalgo; Cenobio Garcia Browns-
ville; Tom M. Handy jr.; Hidalgo;
Fred Rutledge. Hidalgo; Jose Buit-
ureida Brownsville; Santos Lozano
Harlingen; Guillermo Rareniiz Ro-
ma; E. D Box Brownsville; Geo.
OPENING OF NEW HOTEL.
Elegant "Stag" Dinner at Which
Forty Guests Were Entertained
The opening banquet given Satur-
day night by Messrs. Woer and Bai-
ley proprietors of the new National
Hotel on the corner of Washington
and 11th streets was one of the
nicest affairs ever given in the city of
Brownsville. The dining room was
decorated for the occasion in palms
ferns and flowers there being at the
place of each guest a beautiful but-
tonhole bouquet. Everything was
served in a manner and style that
would have done credit to a city
many times the size of Brownsville.
All of the dishes were decorated ar-
tistically with flowers carved from
radishes turnips and beets this
work having been done by the mana-
ager of the Gulf Coast News Com-
pany of this city. It was a "stag"
dinner and in all there were present
about forty men. All pronounced
this one of the most enjoyable occa-
sions that they had ever attended.
Dr. Harry K. Loew acted as toast
master and each guest was called up-
on for a speech story or a toast to
which all responded. The menu
cards for the occasion were pasted on
bottles one of which was placed at
the plate of each guest. At the top of
the label was this inscription: "The
National Feeding Store Co. Browns-
ville. Texas; take your medicine
three times daily." The menu was as
Potage a la printa'niere
Filet de. Trout a la tartar
Pouimes de Terre a Morte de Hotel
Poulets aux Champagne
Filet de boeuf a la National
Glace aux Apricots
Blanc-Mange a I'eau de Dantzig Dip-
Lone Star Pilscrr Chat La Rose
Sherry Port. Haute Sauterne.
Cafe Noir Cognac
The banquet lasted until about
eleven-thirty at which hour the
guests departed after adieux and cor-
dial thanks to the two genial hosts
for their elegant hospitality.
Said to be Yoakum Project.
San Antonio Texas. Dec. 4. The
latest rumor in conection with the
building of the road from San An-
tonio south to Brownsville is that it
is a Yoakum project and that when
completed it will be extended north
to connect with the Frisco at Brady
thus making it a trunk line. While
this is only a rumor it has led to
much more interest being taken in
the bonus raising which is lagging.
COL. W. J. BRYAN
ON THIS SECTION!
GREATLY ASTONISHED AT WON-
Easy to Explain After Seeing Grow-
ing Crops on Land Onco Used Only
for -Grazing To Build Winter
Home on Lower Rio Grande
To The Herald:
Kingsville Texas Dec. G. Before
leaving Kingsville for Austin Hon.
Wm. J. Bryan authorized the follow-
ing regarding his and Mrs. Bryan's
visit to South Texas:
"I am very much astonished at the
development here. I have visited
other parts of Texas at various times
during the last thirteen years but
this is the first time I have gone
south of San Antonio except in going
through to Mexico by way of Laredo.
I "Two things strike one on visiting
fthis section. First the transforma-
tion that is goingon in the ranch
i country since it has been demonstrat-
: ed that the grazing lands can be con-
verted into farms. It is easy to ex-
plain the remarkable Increase in the
value of the land after one has seen
the growing crops. We spent three
delightful days at'the Kenedy and
Kirfg ranches where one can see the
old life and the new side by side.
Around Corpus Christi also there are
many truck farms which illustrate the
agricultural possibilities of these
lands where they rely upon the natur-
"The second thing that strikes the
visitor is the development along the
Lower Rio Grande where irrigation
systems are being constructed. I had
never seen the pumping plant plan of
irrigation before. The development
in the Lower Rio Grande Valley sur-
passed the stories I had read about it.
The visit to Mission and the trip
through Mercedes and the other
towns along the line of the St. Louis
Brownsville & Mexico Railroad and
our brief stop at Brownsville have
all left the most pleasant of memo-
ries. We are now prepared to believe
anything that may be told about the
future prospects of South Texas."
Regarding his hunting experiences
Mr. Bryan said:
"Hunting is only an excuse. I am
a poor shot and have no great passion
for the sport but it gives me a chance
to rest and use hunting as a means to
an end. There is a great variety of
game in this section ducks geese
quail turkey and deer have all pass-
ed before us most of them without
any interference from us. I killed a
few ducks still less of quail and one
"The turkey hunt was probably the
most interesting at least it was a
new experience. One of the Mexicans
at the Kenedy ranch located a tur-
key roost and six of us went there
just before sundown and hid in the
blinds. A little after sunset the tur-
keys began to fly in. They make a
great deal of noise as they inspect
their quarters and settle down for the
night. We waited until about a doz-
en birds had gone to roost and then
at a signal each hunter picked out a
bird aud at another signal they alt
fired. Three of the turkeys fell one
of them a gobbler weighing about
twenty pounds. As the shooting is
done in the twilight it is not always
easy to tell which hunter is to be
credited with the turkey but my
companion were generous enough to
insist that they saw my turkey fall
and heard him hit the ground."
When asked regarding the news-
paper reports that he would leave Ne-
braska and become a citizen of Tex-
as Mr. Bryan after asking the re-
porter to be" sure and quote him cor-
rectly authorized the following:
Winter Home on Lower Rio Grande.
"I have no thought of leaving Ne-
braska for any section and I am glad
to correct this report Nebraska suits
us and we have no intention of
changing our residence. We have
however for several years contem-
plated the purchase of a place where
we could spend two or three months
each winter aud have - inclined to
Texas ever since we spent a winter in
Austin. Texas reaches further south
than any other State except Florida
and is nearer Nebraska than Florida.
We have selected a little piece of land
on the Lower Rio Grande where we
expect to plant oranges lemons
grape fruit figs olives almonds pe-
cans etc. just a few trees of each
and if they grow well as I think they
will we will build a little house there
later and spend a few weeks there
Sunday tarn- Violations Charged.
Complaints were filed this morning
before Justice of the Peace Gavito
by L. M. Eliis against A. F. Dittman.
proprietor o fthe Electric Theater and
against .Tose Celaya jr.. and Colonei
Wreford by Dr. S. II. Bell charging
them with conducting a place of
amusement on Sunday against the
peace and dignity of the state. A com-
plaint was also filed by J. V. Han-
cock against Louis Crixell and .
Wevman. charging them with keep-
ing open a billiard and pool parlor on
Sunday against the peace and dignity
of the state. The hearing of these
cases was set for half past three
o'clock this afternon. It is also ru-
mored that complaints are to be filed
against several business men who are
said to have kept their places of husi-
' ness open yesterday.
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
tnext below. 50 miles of lat-
erals pr branch canals now
completed and in operation.
Take our free automobile
trip to the headgates and see
On Main Line of Gulf Coast Railway 19 Miles 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 Abund
Which is the One Thing Needful
At San Benito You
The Only Gravity Canal
The Only Canal in the
We are Now irrigating'thousands ofacres WithoutPumps
Get off the train at SAN BENITO or call at our Brownsville office opposite MiHer
Hotel. Write or ask for ticket giving you FREE AUTOMOBILE RIDE from Browns
viile to San Benito via our Headgates. Write for Booklet . v
San Benito Land & Water Co.
ALBA HEYWOOD. 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.
Two Splcndii driven wells
Bry Vfhere you get.
iter for Irrigation
W have for sate 12 COO
acres choice lands from 3
to 7 nkfies east ot Browns-
ville on Lbe
Indiana Co-operative Canal
in tracts of any size - suit
from ten acres up on easy
terms. It will pay you to
investigate our proposition
E Fc Rowson . & Co.
7S"c White Front Orfice
cAT PRICES YOU'LL BE GLAD TO PAY
A magnificent showing embracing all of the old favorites and scores of the
new and popular novelties You will find it easy to nuke a selection here
at any price you wish to pay. Come and bring the children. Buy early
and you will have no occasion to be in a bad humor.
Let us help you make your selections of Christmas Gifts.
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Special Primary and Preparatory
; nsceiient Discipline liniorcea ay ivinaness. we reteryou to patrons as to -.uis-i
factory- results attained in this school. Fall term opens Sept. 1. For catalogue or
particulars address ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE BrownsvBle Texas.
IHfllWlBL I Til II Wlill1linMWI
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 wo
simply lift one or more of
the eight gates in the his
in the Brownsville Country
Valley that haslNavigation
The town of San Benito is
growing rapidly. Splendid
hotel. Running water in ev-
just brought n at San Eenito.
water at 180 feet
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