Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 173, Ed. 1, Wednesday, January 20, 1909 Page: 2 of 4
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The Brownsville Herald.
Mrs. .Tossc O. Wheeler Proprietor.
Official Countjr and City Journal.
Consolidated In 1893 with the Daily
Cosmopolitan which was published
in Brownsville for sixteen years.
Entered at the Posto&ce. Brownsville.
as second-class matter.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.
Da'Jy Published every evening
to " ma-
son is acting as trustee for the other
Prentiss Newman the man who is
to construct the Brownsville airship
and make the first flight in it this
morning spoke enthusiastically about
the project. He feels confident that
with the machine which he proposes
to construct in this city he can easi-
ly beat the world s record for the
length of a single flight in the air.
The record made by the Wright .craft
is two hours and ten minutes.
Mr. Newman said today that his
aeroplane would be built along lines
Mexico or Cuba or delivered by
carrier to any part of Brownsville
fexas or Matamoros Mexico.
One copy one year ?6JB0
One copy six months. 3f00
Weekly Published Saturday by
laail postpaid to any point in the
United States or Mexico.
One copy six months 75
One copy one year $1.50
One copy three months. . .50
Subscriptions invariably due and
pabable in advance.
AdT-tising rate on application.
Make all checks payable to
MRS. JESSE O. WHEELER.
WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 20 1909.
PLANT CANE NOW.
All who are interested in the sug-
.ar industry in the Lower Rio Grande
Valley should be interested in an ar-
ticle elsewhere in The Herald today
calling attention to some facts that
are of great importance to such per-
sons. These facts briefly stated are
Persons wishing to start perma-
nent -cane fields here may save a
whole year's time by planting at
It is not too late to plant now.
Cane may be planted with good re-
sults here any time between now and
March 1 to 10.
Cane raised in this vicinity was
not injured by the late low temper-
ature either for grinding or for
planting. Louisiana sugar experts
who have just made a careful inves-
tigation of the crops here give assur-
ance of this fact.
Seed cane may be obtained on the
sugar plantations near Brownsville.
Planters on these plantations are
themselves busily planting an in-
creased acreage of this same cane
which fully proves their confidence
in the foregoing statements.
That sugar is destined to be the
great staple of the valley The Her-
ald has often asserted. Not only
does sugar-cane give much better
results here than anywhere else
in the United States but it can be de-
pended upon at a conservative esti-
mate to produce a profit of at least
$100 per acre. This consideration
is sufficient to induce any who can
do so to plant a cane field even
though it takes a year to get results.
Sugar-cane will pay handsome profits
here and it is only a question of
time when this industry will be one
of the most important in the entire
valley. The sooner a start is made
the earlier the results may be expect-
ed. Therefore plant cane now.
cnine except tnat ne would nave a
plane that would automatically con-
trol the stability of the machine
which is something no other ma-
chine heretofore built has had. This
machine he says will measure 30
feet over all and will be constructed
of anchor steel and canvass and be
equipped with a 65 power gasoline
motor and will weigh210 pounds. It
is to .have a capacity 'for two passen-
gers and there promises to be a con-
test "for the honor of being the second
passenger on the first flight. The
machine will -'have two planes meas-
uring 8x10 feet and placed about 4
feet apart. It will be equipped with
two propellers. The steering mech-
anism will be controlled from the
rear while the mechanism which will
make the machine rise or move
downward will be controlled from
The center of gravity will be placed
lower than in other areoplanes which
Mr. Newman states will also have a
tendency to give it automatic stabil-
ity. The two seats for passengers
will be placed well forward in the
As stated Mr. Newman made a trial
flight in one of hip machines some
time ago but owing to the breaking
of the guy rope the machine after
rising to height of about 70 feet and
being up in the air about 30 seconds
planes. Mr. Newman states that he
did not expect to make a successful
flight with this machine that it was
only a trial to find out just where
the weak points of his machine were.
All who saw him make this trial
flight stated that it was one of the
most successful trial nights ever at-
tempted. The aeroplane used in San
Antonio was towed by an automobile
to give it the necessary momentum.
The one that Mr. Newman will con-
struct here however will be built
upon wheels and will furnish its own
motive power. Mr. Newman expects
to begin within the next week or two
on the construction of his machine
and expects to h ave it ready for the
trial flight within the next sixty days.
"The Man With the Land"
If yon want an irrigated farm near
Brownsville In cultivation or a largo
tract In the Rio Grande Valley I've
got it any size and at prices that Trill
appeal to yon.
I have a 40 acre tract near depot
at Harlingcn at an attractive price;
also Improved .property in Browns-
ville. A. W. CUNNINGHAM
Elizabeth St. opposite JTew Bant.
Mrs. Wm. Home
Cafe in Connection
Office Over Eagle Drug Store
Rooms to Rent
By the Day Week
Brand now house just famished
and opened for business; two blocks
from depot; ono blrck Srom postofflco
Free Access te Bath
APPLY TO MRS. RYAN
At The New Mason House.
ALL MODERN CONVENIENCES
716 Ckaparral St.
Corpus Christ! -
McCAIN :: Fronting: Depot
Short Order Restaurant
In the City.
Regular Meals 25c
SPECIALTY IN LUNCHES FOR TRAVELERS
Furnished Rooms 50c and 75c.
J. A. CL0ETTA Proprietor.
to Crixell Saloon. Brownsville
North Carolina Mississippi and
Alabama turned over a new leaf
by inaugurating probihition Jan. 1.
300000 Brick for Sale
Kilns Constantly Turning out
Manuel Barreda Brownsville Texas
D. B. CHAPIN
ATT0RNEY AT LAW
John Thielen Manager
Bread Biscuit Cakes. Etc. Made
From the Choicest Brands of Flour
Elirabelh Street. Brownsville Texas
First National Bank
'OF BROWNSVILLE TEXAS
Capital $100000 Surplus and Undivided Profits $54000
Jas. A. Browne President S. L. Dworman 1st Vice Pres.
W. M. RatcHffe 2d Vice Pres. . A. Ashheim. Cashier
A. Ashheim John Closntr C. P. Barreda Jas. A. Browne Wm. Kelly
L. Dworman W. M. Ratclifie Robert Dalzell W. Spragne
fss. B. Wells E. C. Forto M. H. Cross M. Alonso A. Cneto
PROMPTNESS cAND LIBERALITY
THE MERCHANTS' NATIONAL BANK
OF BROWNSVILLE TEXAS
Capital Stock $100000.00
U. S. GOVERNMENT DEPOSITORY
OFFICERS DIRECT! JRS
E. H. GOODRICH President lohnMeAllec Jose Celayc L T. f vyoi
JOHN McALLEN Vice President Miauel Fersaadcz. Jr.
J. Q. FZRNANDEZ Cashier E.H. Goodrich O.C. Sander. I. Q.FarajuiU
E. A. McGaRY Assistant-Cashier.
SEND BROKEN WATCHES TO
R. L. LACKNER.
AH Work Guarnteed Prompt Delivery
Also 3 Complete Line ef
Watches Clocks Spectacles Jewelry Etc.
HIDALGO TEXAS DRAFTING and BLUE PRINTING
1 1 "V
STOCK SUUSCltlimi) AND AIItSHIP
WILL UK UUILT IIKItK.
Inventor Newman Enthusiastic and
Confident Uclievcs Will Surpass
Itecortl of World Noted Wright Ma-
chine in Sixty Days.
A notable evidence o fthe modern
spirit prevailing in Brownsville was
evidenced today in the organization
of the Brownsville Aeroplane Com-
pany with a capital stock of $G000.
fully subscribed. This company has
secured exclusive rights to all patents
covering the inventions of P. E.
Newman of San Antonio and who
came here recently to build one of
his airships. As already reported
one of Mr. Newman's machines was
given a successful test at Fort Sam
Houston San Antonio on January
3rd the length of the flight being cut
short by the breaking of a guy wire.
Mr. Newman's aeroplane exceeded all
expectations in the test given re-
quiring but half the speed estimated
as necessary to accomplish prolonged
flight. A machine will be completed
ready for field test in about eight
weeks and will be thoroughly tried
out at Brownsville. P. A. Newman
the inventor of this aeroplane will
very shortly begin active wrok on the
.construction of the first machine for
Among those enrolled as stockhold-
ers are Geo. J. Head Thos. R. Tum-
linson. It. B. Creager Noah Allen D.
L Spero E. F. Rowson. Jno. McClin-
tock W. O. Coleman J. S. Rowe T.
Crixell L. E. Brunnaugh J. G. Fer-
nandez Burt E. Hinkley Jas. A.
Browne E. A. McGary R. B. Rent-
fro A. C. Brokaw W. M. Lastinger
P. Champion J. H. Cross M. Bes-
teiro James B. Wells Jno. Bartlett
E. L. Hicks. J. C. Wreford J. B.
Scott Alba Hey wood A. W. Wood
Louis Crixell A. C. Weyman Joe Ce-
laya Jr. B. G. Stegman Jno. E. Rut-
ledge and R. N. Magill. Mr. Tumlin-
Successor to Powers & Maxan
Powers & Wells Wells & Kentfro
Wells Eentfro & Hicks Wells &
Hicks Wells Stayton & Kleberg.
I buy and sell real estate and
investigate lr jd titles. A com-
plete abstract of all titles of rec-
ord in Cameron county Texas.
Pratcice in all state and federal
courts when especially employed.
Land litigation and corporation
Dr. F. C. S1ZELAN
Somnoform for PAINLESS Extraction
PUENTE BUILDING Phone 225
x s. m M. H. CROSS
WHOLESALES DEALERS IN
Canned Goods Flour Etc.
Winchester Arms and Ammunition
BROWNSVILLE TEX. MATAMOROS MEX.
Electric and Pliimbing Co.
ALL KINDS O?
Electrical Plumbing & Sheet Metal Work
All J Work Guaranteed Satisfactory.
ieicpnone no. ibo opposite Postoifiee Postoifiee Box Z2 -
MAIL ORDERS FROMPTLY ATTENDED TO 1
TOWN LOTS AND
Apply to any Real Estate Dealer
BROWNSVILLE LAND AND
J. B. SCOTT General Manager
A SAriSFO GUtfOM&R WHO BOUGHT
I AMD OF W-O-COLEMAN AT
SAM BENITO TEX
W. 0. Coleman
Famous San Benito
Estimates Fr ished :: Phone 28
Pians and Specifications Fur-
nished on Short Notice
Cheap for Cash
E. H. Goodrich & Son
ATTO R N EYS-AT-L AWJ
City Property and Country Prop-
erty in Small Tracts
CAMERON COUNTY ABSTRACT CO.
The Nationa! Bar and Cafe
Corner 11th and Washington Sts.
OPPOSITE CITY HALL
Regular Meals 25c.
SHORT ORDERS A LA CARTE
A. W. CUNNINGHAM
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Land titles examined. General realjcstate business transacted. Irrigated farms and alfalfa lands
Brownsville inside property. Office Elezebeth St. opposite new Bank
Eureka Plumbing & Sheet Metal Works
6as Fitting Architectural Sheet Metal Work Tanks Cisterns Etc.
P.O. Box 123. Brownsville Texas.
Browns vi! le Grocery uamnv
Staple 25 Fancy Gi'oceries
I i I
Fftnrv Domestic Premium Denni inv Full IJne Hih firailef o
? J I r : r
cf5 t and I American Tobacco Co. Cigsrs and &
Ass't U. S. Attorney
Attorney and Counsellor at Law
Will do a general prac-
tice in all Federal and
State Courts. Special
attention given to Land
an(J American Tobacco Co. Cigsrs and 1
Imported Goods Saye Your Tags Tcfcaccas j
We Redeem "-
Counlry Orders Giren Them FRESH STOCK
Prompt Attention Stt Oar Premiums FANCY CANDIES j
Brokerage and Commission
Carry Slock of Corn Oats Potatoes Onions
Cement and f imp Butter and Cheese on Cold Storage
a Donna Canal Co. Hailam Colonization Co. Sales Agents $50 Per Acre.
ALSO FUENISHXG TRANSPORTATION DIRECTLY EROM THE FARMER'S DOOR FOR Ali HIS PRODUCT. OUR CAXAL IS CO-OPERATIVE A SHARE OF CANAIi STOCK WITH EVElil. ACRE EMITIIXG THE
XAIO) TO WATER AT COST AND PAYixG ONLY FOR EXACT AMOUNT USED. OUR PUMPING PItANT IS. THE BEST ON THE RnTER; COMPOUND CONDENSING ENGINES DIRECT CONNECTED TO PUMPS
HAVING AN EXTREME LOW WAT EI? LIFT' OF LESS THAN ELEVEN FEET WHICH WITH ORDINARi" STAGES OF WATER IN THE RFTE R MAKES THE COST OF PUMPING VERY LOW. OUR CANAL IS
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Wheeler, Mrs. Jesse O. Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 173, Ed. 1, Wednesday, January 20, 1909, newspaper, January 20, 1909; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth147904/m1/2/: accessed September 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .