Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 167, Ed. 1, Wednesday, January 13, 1909 Page: 1 of 6
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BROWNSVILLE DAILY HERALD.
VOX. XVII. NO. 167.
BROWNSVILLE TEXAS WEDNESDAY JANUARY 13 1909.
SINGLE COPIES 5 CENTS
REVOLUTION DISC CULTIVATOR
plicity of the
be raised or
set at any
Tread is also
State Horticulturists Nurserymen and Nut Grow-
ers Given Cordial Welcome.
SCENE OF SUB-TROPIC BEAUTY I
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 whea the river
is high. To fill the canal we
simply lift one or more of
the eight gates in the big
The facts that ire have advertised about Stitcs & Xickerson clearing
910000.00 from forty-three acres of onions last winter has been told so
ftem that we will now give you the results of the farming operations of
C. S. Taylor of Mission in raising snap beans.
Sir. Taylor is an ex-ranger and his experience in farming dates back
oaly to the time of his purchase of flvo acres of land at Iia Lornlta one
In September 1008 he planted one and one-half acres to beans and
shortly after planting them went to the new town of Chnpin where be
was employed by Mr. John Closnen for several months.
During his absence his beans matured sm& be iratrncted a neighbor to
tare them marketed.
When he returned to Mission a day or w ago he was very agree-
sAIy surprised to learn that bis one and one-half acres of beans bad pro-
tfKed 17814 bushels and had sold at an average price of $2.25 per bushel
met to him aggregating $301.02.
When it if; realized that this crop was planted grown and marketed
daring the the three months of October November and December and ro-
alizcd at the rate of $201.00 per acre or $130.00 per month lor the time
cy were being grown some idea of the possibilities i 'Malgo County
an be better understood.
Brownsville Texas December ISth 190S.
CONWAY . HOIT
Mission Hidalgo Co. Texas
Wejcome Addresses By Mayor Combe For City and Vice-President!
Hallam For Commercial Club. Responses By Presidents of. Three J
Societies. Regular Program Begins With Papers and Discussion
of Citrus Fruit Culture. Session this Afternoon and Tonight.
On Main Line of Gulf Coast Railway 19 Miles North of Brownsville
"Unto Us a Child is Born."
Get that business lot in Chapin today!
You Want it! It's a money maker! Get it!
Telephone for our salesman to call with plat
and price 'list.
. F. ROWSQN & CO.
Brownsville' Texas or Chapin Texas
Bt UtvJcNl 1 UrvlL
8 OF QUALITY AND STYLE 8
Largest and Most Complete Stock in South Texas
ftk Refrigerafo-s Gasolin- Oil and Wood Cook Stoves X
$2 OFFICE FURNITURE ETC ETC. V
HANCOCK-LAMB FURNITURE CO. Brownsville
About 125 members of the State
Nurserymen's Horticultural and Nut
Growers ' associations and about
eight or ten cadets from A. and M.
College arrived on the train which
arrived at three o'clock this morning
to attend the mid-winter convention
of the three societies.
The joint mid-winter convention of
the Texas State Nurserymen's Asso-
Society and State Nut Growers' Asso-
ciation was called to order in the
district court room of Brownsville
this morning at 9:30 o'clock by J. A.
Baker of Fort Worth president of
the Nurserymen's Association. The
beautifully decorated court room
made a splendid setting for the meet-
ing and as the attending delegates
took their seats many expressions of
admiration for the unusually hand-
some decorations were heard. Lead-
ing' from the lower hall the entire
stairway was adorned with red
white and blue bunting while the
lauding was most effectively adorned
with handsome palms and pot plants.
The large court room itself is simply
beautiful with the handsomest ar-
rangement of palms evergreens
flowers fruits and vegetables. The
speakers desk was entirely covered
with beautiful ferns and palms. To
the right of the desk were small
orange trees in pots their branches
bearing ripe fruit. Near by a table
stood tastefully decorated with a
fine vegetable display.including cornj
egg plants onions cauliflower beets
radishes celery lettuce carrots and
turnips etc. On the left was a table
on which was arranged a display of
citrus and sub-tropical fruits consist
ed of both commercial and Panderosa
lemons trifoliata Satsuma and Mex-
ican oranges dates papayas etc.
An arch of palms was over the win-
dows in the rear of the speaker's
stand in the center of which were
draped three large American flags.
The entrance to the court loom was
decorated in palms while directly ov-
er the door was draped an American
flag. Each window was decorated
in palms while about the walls were
various designs in palms and Amcri-
pjn ilajrs draped here and there about
the walls with one flag of the Lone
Star State. The chandeliers were en-
tirely covered with beautiful green
vines. From one hur. a cluster of
:Iats f.ro'An in the va..ey; from the
othi'r a beautiful cVirt'i of guide-?
Brownsville grown oranges Branches
r orange trees coverel v.'ith luscious
fruit vt-re also pl3- 1 about i lie
The court room is very comfort-
ably warmed and its balmy atmos-
phere in surroundings of such ver
dure and fruit of sub-tropical beauty
made those present feel more as if
they were seated in some sub-tropical
garden in summer than in a stern
temple of justice on a cold day in
Amid. the beautiful surroundings
the convention was opened. The
opening address was delivered by
Mayor Combe who spoke in part as
"Ladies and gentlemen I- came
here to speak a few words of wel-
come to the members of- the various
organizations. I do not intend to
make a long speech I am going to
leave that part of it to your members.
In my official capacity I have a num-
ber of times been called upon to
make addresses of welcome to va-
rious clubs meetings and business
men's associations but I can truth-
fully say that it has never given me
the pleasure that it does to bid you
welcome to our historic little city on
the Rio Grande and I may truthfully
add I have never had the pleasure of
welcoming a more intelligent body
of men than these that are here to-
day. I am glad to welcome you not
alone for what you are but for the
good that you bring to any communi-
ty which you honor with your pres-
ence and I hope that this may be
only the first of a series of such meet-
ings held at Brownsville by you. The
prosperity of this Valley is not alone
due to the men who have come into
it with capital and aided so much in
its upbuilding but also it is due to
the fact that we possess such fertile
and productive land the best land in
Southwest Texas. Last year when I
addressed the South Texas Gardeners
here I made a statement which I
wish to repeat here today. That state-
ment was that the lands of the Val-
ley of the Lower Rio Grande Valley
will produce 9 tons of alfalfa to the
acre 2 bales of cotton to the acre.
From 40 to 50 tons of sugar cane to
the acre a yield which will compare
favorably with both Cuba and Ha-
waii. When under irrigation this
land will produce three crops of corn
per year and we can put truck on
the market C weeks beforeCalifornia.
We have demonstrated without doubt
that citrus fruits will prove a profit-
able investment here. Here you will
find golden oranges growing apen the
trees luscious grapes upon their
vines and flowers blooming in all of
their glory. I also wish to state that
this weather is quite an unusual visi
tor. However we have cause to ex
pect that within the next 24 hours it
will be much uarhier. I have been re-
HnhK- infnrmpfl that rarao nf our VGEr-
i -j -
I etation has been hurt by this cold
spell and however cold the weather
may be it has not chilled our hearts
towards you. Again I say to you on
behalf of the citizens of the Valley of
the Lower Rio Grande you are twice
welcome to our midst." Dr. S. K.
Hallam 1st vice president of the
Commercial Club in lieu of President
Alba Heywood who was vnavoidably
detained next followed with a wel
coming address for the Lower Rio
Grande Valley Club. Dr. Halam in
formed his hearers that he had not
had the opportunity to prepare a
speech as he had only been notified
last night that it would be expected
of him to make the welcoming ad-
dress for the Commercial Club. That
it had been his pleasure upon a
number of occasions to make wel-
coming address to distinguished visi-
tors to the Valley among them had
been a presidential candidate con
gressmen and other noted visitors
but upon none of these occasions had
the pleasure been so great as to wel
come these societies to Brownsville
the metropo..s of the Valley of the
Lower Rio Grande. Dr. Hallam
dwelt at some length upon the won-
derful fertility and productiveness of
the Valley and the wonderful possi-
bilities and the great future before
it. He stated that the people of the
Valley were not asking them to view
something in an experimental stage
but that all of the wonders which
they would see in this Valley were
proven facts'. He also stated that
were the whole of this Valley to be
planted in sugar cane it would al-
most supply the entire United States
with sweetness. He also stated that
grapes had been shipped out of this
Valley six weeks ahead of California
grapes. In conclusion Dr. Hallam
stated thatt in behalf of the Commer-
cial Club and all of the citizens of
the Valley that "We welcome you as j
Texans in behalf of Texas and as
The Delta of the Rio Grande is the Most Favored Region on
the Continent for Farming Trucking and Fruit Growing
SafitBenito 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 Only Gravity Canal in the Brownsville Country
The Only Canal in the Valley that has Navigation
W e are Now irrigating thousands of acres Without Pumps
Get off the train at SAN BENITO or call at our Brownsville office opposite Milter
Hotel. Write or ask for ticket giving you FREE AUTOMOBILE RIDE from Browns-
ville to San Benito via our Headgates. Write for Booklet .
San Benito Land & Water Co.
SAN BENITO TEXAS.
ALBA HEYWOOD. President SAM A. ROBERTSON Secrcfaiyand Engineer
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 ev-
Two Spkndii driven wells just brought n at San Benito.
Pure Sweet water at 180 fe:t
a Texan I extend to you a most cor-
Will B. Munson of Denison in be-
half of the State Horticultural Socie-
ty of which society he is president
responded to the two welcoming ad-
dresses in a few well chosen words of
praise for the hearty reception ex-
tended the convention. Air. Munson
was followed by P. T. Ramsey of
Austin president of the State Nut
Growers Association. Mr. Ramsey
stated that making speeches was not
his line but that anyone who could
a place like that and upon a occasion
like that was devoid of feeling. He
had been in many parts of the state
but this was his first visit to this
section. He stated that when some-
one had asked him what he thought
of this cold weather he had replied
that it must be due to the generous
hospitality of the citizens of the Val-
iey. who had been informed that this
was the kind of weather that the
delegates had been used to and that
in order to keep them from getting
homesick had ordered it especially
for their benefit. He said that the
display which greeted his yes when
he had entered the court room was
beyond comparison. That it was the
greatest horticultural display ever
made. That they had not expected
any sucli display as heretofore
wherever they had held a convention
they had to make their own displays
and to say that it was appreciated
by the delegates was not putting it
half strongly enough. Mr. Ramsey
concluded his .remarks by saying
that last night he had tried to com-
pose a piece of poetry for this oc-
casion but that he had only be able
to complete three lines which were
"It is good to be down on the Rio
Where minds and hearts are broad
as the land
And the land the best ever made."
J. B. Baker of Fort Worth presi-
dent of the State Nurserymen's as
sociation followed with a response in
behalf of that organization which he
made in a few short and appropriate
Mr. Baker then announced that he
had just received a message which
stated that C. Faulkner who is ex-
president of the State Nut Growers
Association and also ex-president of
th? State Horticultural Society and
who had always been a most ardent
worker had died in his home in Aus-
tin Texas yesterday afternoon and
would be buried this afternoon an-i
that before the convention proceed-
ed with any further business it would
be well to appoint a committee ta
draw up memorial resolutions. Mr.
Ramsey then made a motion that
such a committee be appointed and
that a short memorial service be
held at two-thirty this afternoon
which was carried unanimously.
President Baker then appointed the
following on this committee: E. W.
Kirkpatrick of McKinney member
of the Nut Growers' Association F.
T. Ramsey of Austin president of the
State Nut Growers Association and
J. S. Kerr of Sherman secretary and
treasurer of the State Nurserymen's
After this the regular program
of the convention was then taken up.
The first number on the program was
"The Growing and Handling of
Oranges." R. W. Halbert of Arcadia
was on the program for this subject
as was also W. E. Hudson of Edna
Mr. Halbert being absent Mr. Hudson
read his paper. S. Aria a native of
Japan but now a citizen of Texas
also gave a most interesting paper
upon the same lines after which
an interesting discussion of the sub-
ject of orange culture followed..
These papers and discussions with a
report of the afternoon proceedings
will be published tomorrow.
Following is a list of those at-
tending the convention:
F. T. Ramsey Austin Texas.
Mrs. F. T. Ramsey Austin. Texas;
Guy Risien San Saba Texas.
Will B.. Munson Denison Texas.
.1. L. Hartmurtb Blessing Texas.
V. G. Thomas Corpus Christj Tex.
Sam H. Dixon Houston Texas.
0. R. Hamilton Franklin Texas.
Wm. Henerman A. and" M. College.
S. A. McMillan A and M. College.
R. V. Nored A. and MvCollege.
M. Singletary A and M. College.
L. Waide A. and Mt College.
G. Hi Blackmann Ai and Jl.College
A. Marburger A and M. College.
T. C. Nye Laredo Texas.
C. C. Speed Laredo. Texas.
(Continued: on page 2.)
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