Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 237, Ed. 1, Monday, April 5, 1909 Page: 1 of 4
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VOL. XVII. NO. 237
BROWNSVILLE TEXAS MONDAY APRIL 5 1909.
SINGLE COPIES 5 CENTS
MR. ALFALFA GROWER.
Walter A. Wood
j . . .
Mowers and Rakes
We Have a Iyarge Stock for Quick Delivery at the
Right Prices. Branch Stock at Mercedes.
IRRIGATED LANDS FOR SALE
ESULTS of the wen- cabbage crop are beginning to conic in
During the present month the planters have cut and
slilpped many tons of cabbage.
Ed Pnlllam has just received returns on 55 tons of
cabbage wliich he raised from seven acres of ground and
expects returns in n tv days on fifteen tons which are now
being shipped.. The seven acres produced seventy tons.
The average price obtained has been $40 a ton 400 per aero or
$2809 for the seven acres. An accurate account of the sales and
exact returns will be published on this page later.
Four cars of onions are being shipped by Messrs. Stitcs &
Nicholson Pulliam and Dustin and will be distributed from San An.
tonio. . Tho crop is light but prices are expected to be high.
CONWAY m HOIT
Mission Hidalgo County Texas
The Coming Best Town
In the Rio Grande Valley
E. R Rowson & Go.
Exclusive Sales Agents
CITY COUNCIL WILL TAKE THIR-
TY DAYS TO CONSIDER.
Francliise Giving 12th Street to Rail-
road Company is Referred to Com-
mittee and Will Not Be Acted Up-
on For One Month
The city council has decided to
take time to reconsider the Twelfth
street proposition. The franchise
was presented at the council meeting
this afternoon. The council voted to
refer the matter to the same com-
mittee that had the matter in charge
and action on the subject postponed
for thirty days.
SUCH IS LATEST RUMORED MOVE
OF BROWNSVILLE ROAD.
Visit of Railroad Officials to Victoria
Brings Out The Information and
Sets the People Agog Big Bonus
The extension of the St. L. B. &
M. railroad from Bloomington on the
main line to Victoria is the latest
railroad news heralded from up the
line. The report of this extension
v.ras brought out by c visit paid by
General Manager Rodgers of the
Brownsville road to Victoria last Sat-
urday. Speaking of this visit the Vic-
toria Advocate says:
The visit of the big railroad official
gave rise to many rumors and an Ad-
vocate may was kept busy tracing
them down at last learning from a
perfectly authoritative source exactly
why he came here.
It was for no other purpose than
to discuss the matter of an extension
of his road from Bloomington to Vic-
toria with our citizens and we are de
lighted to say that he met with the
proper encouargement and left great
ly pleased with the reception accorded
his project. In fact it is reported
from an absolutely trustworthy quar
ter that the extension will be made
without delay. Mr. Rodgers while
her also attended to the matter of
securing right-oi -way deeds from
James McFaddin and other Victoria
stockmen whose lands his road al
ready penetrates and investigated
some damage suits.
A well known local capitalist guar
anteed Mr. Rodgers a bonus of ?100-
000 for Victoria and assured him
that the money would be forthcoming
mit propositions to the people of Yoa
kum. Gonzales and San Antonio for
the extension of his road from Vic
toria to those points.
The fact that Mr. Rodgers only
mentioned an extension from Bloom-
ington leads to the belief that he has
already made arrangements with the
Calhoun County Land and Cattle
Company to extend his lino from
Bloomington to Port O'Connor. It is
also presumed that he will later sub-
immediately if his road would proceed
to make the extension.
It is said that the extension will
probably follow the route of the Port
O'Connor railroad William Doherty
of the Brownsville railroad went
over the ro'ute last January with this
purpose in view and we are reliably
informed that he made a favorable
report to the St. Louis headquarters
of the road.
ENGINEER FOLLETT AND PARTY
ARRIVE AT" BROWNSVILLE.
Months Spent In Surveying Boundary
to Eliminate Bancos Under New
Treaty 57 Bancos Beweeu Rio
Evpclled Senator Is Returned By His
. Dallas Texas April 5. H. Bascom
Thomas is-re-elected State Senator
from the Second District beating N.
P. Doak by at least 1500 majority. He
carried every county in the district.
The party of engineers of the Am
erican Boundary Commission In charge
of W. W. Follett chief consulting
engineer of tho commission who ar-
rived in the city Friday noon in their
house boat upon landing here at
once loaded their camp equipment
and supplies in wagecs which were in
waiting and proceeded down the riv-
er'to a point about three miles from
the city. Here they have pitched
their camp near Santa Rosalia
church and will remain for about fif
Mr. Follett and party are en-
gaged upon the same work as that
of the Mexican engineers under Chief
Engineer Enrique Zayas of the Mex-
ican Boundary Commission who were
here a few days ago; namely survey-
ing the bancos along the Rio Grande
and marking the boundary as defined
under the recent treaty between the
United States and Mexico. They have
been at work for months and are
now nearing the end of their work.
The object of this survey is to elim-
inate the many bancos or bodies of
land -which have been .transferred by
the shifting of the river's course from
the country to which it originally be-
longed to the other of the stream.
Mr. Follett who was in the city
yesterday informed the reporter that
there are 57 of these bancos between
Brownsville and Rio Grande City.
There are also 15 or 1G new bancos
that have formed within that distance
during the past eleven years and
soon as this work is completed Mr.
Follett states the commission will
probably begin to survey and mark
new bancos for the purpose of elimin-
The houseboat on which the party
came down the river was left at
Brownsville to be thoroughly overhauled.
Main Canal 27 miles long
.250 feet wide and 20 feet
deep. 13000 acre feet of-
storage. 4 sections separat-
ed Ty 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 tho headgates and see
for yourself. '
Water In any quantity de-
sired flows- naturally from
the bottom of the War Grande
into our main canal and
from there into the laterals
and out upon the fields. It
doei this when the river is
low as well as whej the river
is high. To fill the canal we
simply lift one or morif of
the eight gates in the big
On Main Line of Gnlf Coast Railway 19 Miles North oi 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
At San Benito You Will Find
The Only Gravity Canal in the Brownsville Country
The Only Canal in the Valley that has Navigation
We are Now irrigating thousands of acres Without Pumps
Get off tnc train at SAN BENITO or call at our Brownsville office opposite Miller
Hotel. Write or ask for ticket giving you FREE AUTOMOBILE RIDE from Brownj.
ville to San Benito via our Headgates. Write for Booklet.
San Benito Land & Water Co.
SAN BENITO TEXAS.
ALBA HEYW0OD. President SAM A. ROBERTSON Secretary and Engineer
AT PORT VyORTii
HUNDREDS HOMELESS $3500000
IX PROPERTY DESTROYED.
Small Hoys Cigarettes Start Confla-
gration Dallas Suffers Also from
Fires While Her Firemen Help
Fort Worth April 5. A Fire broke
out late Saturday afternoon in the
residence portion of the city and
burned over a section ten blocks
long and seven blocks wide before ft
could be controlled. Property to the
value of $3500000 was destroyed
and 200 families made homeless be-
fore the flames could be checked. One
man is known to have lost his life and
it is thought there may be others.
The Are started in a barn at the
corner of Petersmith and Jennings
streets and is believed to have been
caused by small boys smoking cig-
arettes. Tho estimate of the total loss is
$3500000 divided as follows:
Two hundred and fifty residences
Small business buildings and house-
hold goods $500000.
Broadway Baptist church $60000.
Broadway Presbyterian church
Texas & Pacific railroad round-
house shops twenty engines and 150
box cars. $1500000.
The firemen fought desperately
for three hours aided by others from
near-by cities and towns in the face
of great difficulties. The water pres-
sure was inadequate and there was
the gale to contend with.
Cane and other products
handled on barges (20 by 60
feet) through our series of
The town of San Benito is
growing rapidly Splendid
hotel. Running water in ev-
Two Splendii driven wells just brought in at San- Benito.
Pure Sweet water a: 180 Test
1 Electric and Plumbing Co.
I ALL KINDS OF
i Electrical Plumbing k Sheet Metal Work
I All Work Guaranteed Satisfactory
p Telephone No. 166 Opposite Postoffice Postoffice Box 288
d MAIL ORDERS FROMPTLY ATTENDED TO
After we have proved to you' that we can aive oti three
times the light for one-third the monev you now pay. do you
think you should continue the old method ? ONE" QUART
of KEROSENE burns the SAXQNrA FIFTEEN HOURS.
The Texas Confectionery Store
St. Joseph's College For Boys
Special Primary and Preparatory Training Under Personal Care o the
Excellent Discipline Enforced by Kindness. We refer you to patrons as'to satis- !
factory' results attained in this school. Fall term opens Sept. 1. For catalosni" or
particulars address ST JOSEPH'S COLLEGE Brownsville Texas.
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p- Lumber Shingles Sash Doors etc.
Give us a trial before you buy.
!We can please you.
Phone 226 Office Levee Street
Yard West Brownsville
The Land of Now
Development in the Falfurrias Country is a present
fact and not a promise for the investor or for the
homeseeker offering unequalled opportunity to
share the profits of the "Land of Heart's Delight"
2 TRAINS DAILY 2
Both ways via the SAP. Brownsville Road Passengers
connect at Corpus Christi. Robstown or Sinton.
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Wheeler, Mrs. Jesse O. Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 237, Ed. 1, Monday, April 5, 1909, newspaper, April 5, 1909; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth147968/m1/1/: accessed January 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .