Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 233, Ed. 1, Wednesday, March 31, 1909 Page: 4 of 4
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THE BROWNSVILLE DAILY HKALD
WEDNESDAY. JtARCH-31. 1509. .
Irwin Watkins of Dallas was a
business visitor in the city today.
J. B. McFarland and H. M. Morrow
of Harlingen came down on the no.on
train on a business and pleasure trip.
W. L. Anderson of Orange Texas
is spending a few days in the city.
E. E. McLellen of Kingsville was
in the city today.
Beth Lawson who has been in the
employ Of the city water and light
plant the past six moths left yester-
day on his return to his home at
Long Beach. Calif.
Rev. C. A. Owen of Indianapolis
Ind. who has been here recently on a
prospecting tour has rpturned home.
He expects to return to Brownsville
Mrs. Chas." Barber of San Benito
and Mrs. John T. Loniax of Laclede
Mo. who is visiting Mr. and Mrs.
Barber at San Benito arrived in the
city on the noon train today to visit
friends and do shopping.
WORK AYILL BEGIN SHORTLY
National Lines of Mexico and Browns-
ville Road Have Signed Contracts
for Bridge at Brownsville to Cost
Quarter of a Million.
Mexico City Mexico March 31.
It is authoritatively announced here
that the National Railways of Mexi
co jointly with the St. Louis
Brownsville & Mexico railway have
let contracts for the construction of a
$225000 drawbridge across the Rio
Grande at Brownsville work to be
started as soon as the contractors
can get the material etc. on the
Contract for Superstructure.
Further news of an authentic na-
ture regarding the bridge is gleaned
from the Engineering News which
publishes th following:
"The St. Louis Brownsville & Mex-
ico railroad Co.R. C. Burgess resi-
dent engineer Knoxville Tenn..and
National Lines of Mexico A. Clark
Gen. Mgr. Mexico City ' Mex. has
awarded contract for substructure of
International bridge across the Rio
Grande river to the Foundation
Co. 115 Broadway New York and
for superstructure to Wisconsin
Bridge & Iron Co. North Miwaukee
Wis. The bridge will be about 500
ft long." :
By the use of internal combustion
engines a new British battleship will
do without funnels her decks carry-
ing only masts gun turrets and
500 to 10.000 shares of Tan Benito
Land and Water Company's stock at a
price that will bear investigaiqr.
For particulars inquire or 'write
PURVIS REAL ESTATE OFFICE
San Benito Texas.
We are prepared to do all
anywhere in this section es-
pecially in the Rio Grande
Figure with others and then with us. Wt
give you satisfaction. Aaddress
W. J. Collins
Mercedes Texas or P. O. Box 165
40 tcres cTWost Desirable
on Rio Bravo Ganal McAl'en Texas 3
miles from R R. Station. For Particu-
lars see or write
Thos. R. Tumlinson
BrownsvilIetTexas. P. 0. Box 25
Short Order Restaurant
In the City.
- Regular Meals 25c
SPECIALTY IN LUNCnES FOR TRAVELERS !
Famished Rooms 50c and 75c.
J. A. CLOETTA Proprietor. !
Next to Crlxell Saloon. Browasville - Text
VISE SHIPMENTS MADE FROM
McALLEX THIS MONTH.
Six Cars Shipped by. One Firm
Yielded Over Thirty-Two Hundred
Dollars- Prices Still Remain
The farmer in the Rio Grande Val-
ley who has several acres planted
to cabbago has indeed cause to con-
gratulate himself and wear a happy
smile. Not only is the cabbage crop
this year ot excellent quality but the
price is highejc than it has been for
several years with indications that it
will remain good throughout the en-
An example of what has been done
in the cabbage line is furnished by
McAllen where there is one of the
best crops of cabbage in the valley
this-season. One car of cabbage alone
shipped from McAllen netted the
owners ?572. The following state-
ment of returns on the last six cars
of cabbage that have been shipped"
out of McAllen is vouched for by
Messrs. C. S. Morton and C. E. Ham-
mond on whose place the cabbage
was grown and if there be any who
are dubious as to the truth of this
statement Messrs Morton and Ham-
mond stand ready to furnish the ne-
cessary proof. Upon request they
give out theyfollowing'as the number
of cars of cabbage sold to date:
Brownsvile Texas March 31 '09.
Hammond & Morton in account with
McDavitt Bros. brokers:
March 5 Car No. 21 750 F.
G. Ei $619.78
" 11 Car No. 10521... 450.00
' 17 Car No. 42S 54G.00
" 20 Car No. 440 '. . 546.00
" 25 Car No. 17.197G.E. 544.30
" 27 Car No. 16824 F. G.
" E : 572.00
Another Fine Cabbage Yield.
Another 'cabbage field which is
one of the prettiest and finest in the
entire Lower Rio Grande Valley and
also furnishes an example of very
profitable returns is that of Geo. Fe-
derolf about three miles and a half
from the city. Not only is thig par-
ticular cabbage of the very best qual-
ity but Mr. Federolf will make about
24000 pounds to the acre fully a
car-load or possibly more. This par-
ticular cabbage "patch" contains about
eight acres. Estimating that Mr.
Federolf will net $400 to the acre
which is indeed a very conservative
estimate he will Tealize on the eight
acres about $3200.
Buy and Sell All Kinds 01
Hay Grain aricLFeedstuffe
Wholesale and Retail
Field and Garden Seeds
Large and Small Lots
First National Ban
OF BROWNSVILLE TEXAS
Capital $100000 Surplus and Undivided Profits $54000
Jas. A. Browne President
W. M. Ratcliffe 2d Vice Pres.
S. L. D woman 1st Vice Pres.
A. Ashheim Cashier
A. Ashheim John Clcsntr C. P. Barreda Jas. A. Browne Wm. Kelly
S. L. Dworman W. M. Ratcliffe Robert Dalzell W. F Sprajne
'as. B. Wells E. C. Forto M. H. Cross M. Alonso A. Cneto
Brownsville Undertaking Co.
UNDERTAKING AND EMBALMING
MONUMENTS IRON FENCING
For Sale Cheap
For cash good business lo-l
cation in San Benito lots
Nos. 6 7 and 8 Block No. 27.
Call or address
P. O. Box 176
Brownsville - - Texas
Save the Expense of a Civil Engineer
BOSTROM'S IMPROVED FARM LEVEL
A simple instrument for Ijioz cut IrrUition Ditches. Laterals. Dralaaze Sys'
teas. Etc. Can bt usI by any tne. Price wlthla reach of all.
Call en or address
A. DITTMANN Agent
Honrs 10 a. m. to I p. m. Electric Theatre BrownsTllIe Texas
Coleman Land ? Improvement. Co.
Will Clear Fence Cultivate and Develop Sugar Cane and Citrus Fruit
Lands Under Contract for a Series of Years at a Stipulated Price Per
Acre Per Year.
San Benito and Brownsville Texas
A NEW GROCERY
THE AMERICAN GROCERY COMPANY
Will be opeh for business Monday March 29th with a complete line of Staple and Fancy Grocer-
ies in the Ruby Building on Elizabeth Street between 12th and 13th. The public is cordially in-
vited to call and look over our line of goods. Phone 210
The Only Lumber Yrd
In the 'Rio Grande Valley With Its Lumber .
South Texas Lumbe i ompanjr
This is a picture of Ellwood hog fence. More of this style is. used
than of all other makes combined. In 'connection 'with several
strands of plain barbed wire it puts up a fence that i is.abso-
1..4-1.. l.i. J " -11 J. ' 1 i 1-
sp iuiciy uig-uguL anu win ajso turn large siuck.
26INCH ' - -
Raymondville Lurhber Co.
Dealers in .J--S
Lumber Hardware Implements
and Ranch Supplies
Professional and Business Cards
"Office Over Eagle Drug Store
E. H. Goodrich & Son
City Property and Country Prop-
erty in Small Tracts
CAMERON COUNTY ABSTRACT CO.
R J. Swearingen
D. B. CHAPIN
. . .
Frank W. Kibbe
R. E. Holland
- 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
Post-office Building .
Kibbe & Holland
Putegnat Building. - Notary in Of fic
JAMES 3. WELLS
Attorney at Law
Successor to Powers & Maxan Powers & Wells.
Wells &Jentfro. Wells. Rentfro& Ificks. Wells
Stayton & Klebersr.
I buy and sell real estate and investigate land
titles. A complete abstractof all titles of record
in Cameron County. Texas.
Tractice in all state and federal courts when
Unci litigation and corporatiun'practiee.
E. M. CARD
MAPS. PLANS and ESTIMATES
Canal Land Sub-Division and Railroad
Write or Phone. CHAPIN TEXAS
Dr. F. C. SIZELAN
Somnoform for PAINLESS Extraction
PUENTE BUILDING Phone 225
DRAFTING and BLUE PRINTING
Piacs and Specifications Fur-
nished on Short Notice
Contractor and Builder
All Kinds of
Corner 14th and Elizabeth Streets
Telephone No. 190
Estimates Furnished :: Phone 28
PROMPTNESS q4ND LIBERALITY &dSP
THE MERCHANTS' NATIONAL BANK
OF BROWNSVILLE TEXAS
Capital Stock $(00000.00 ;
U. S. GOVERNMENT DEPOSITORY ?
E H. GOODRICH President
J. O. FERNANDEZ Cashier
lohn McAllen Jose Cilaya i. . P. ci
Miguel Fernindsi. Jr.
B.H.Go7rlch O.C Sauder ! Q ?9rl04e
(Formerly the Rjuby Saloon
i io uuit iiioiaiitu in its u&tY ijuaiiEis 111 tuc rvui uuiiuill.
rl Rvervitiinir mnrfern and 1 .
41 iTi ni R
JH Fine Wines Liquors and Cigars always on hand .jr
2j Look for Ihe saloon with the Green Front Xy
c. towsiDiNS Manager f t-S
Archer (8b ARCHiJr
Architects and General Contractors
Attention Given to Construction of Build-
ings Anywhere in the Rio Grande Valfey
First National Bank Building :: :: :: :: brcwnsville Texas.
La Donna Canal Co. Hallam Colonization Co. Sales Agents $50 Per Acre
IHT. WE SAVE AS OFFICE AT DONNA OPEN AT ALL TIMES AND TEAMS AT YOUR DISPOSAL FOR A FULL AND COMPLBTE IWVfiCTIGATHW OP THIS PROPKJWT
U JrUwfl. VAX Ait VQ. tiAKDS FO MAim MUX KI a&UUAM poiiVlTJEAnON CO. OK 0R AWBOIKSHH)
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Wheeler, Mrs. Jesse O. Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 233, Ed. 1, Wednesday, March 31, 1909, newspaper, March 31, 1909; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth147964/m1/4/: accessed October 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .