Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 263, Ed. 1, Wednesday, May 5, 1909 Page: 1 of 5
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VOL. XVII. NO. 263
BROWNSVILLE TEXAS. WEDNESDAY MAY 5 1909
SINGLE COPIES 5 CENTS
All require some of the following of which
We have a Large Stock
For Quick Delivery.
PACKINGS STEAM HOSE GLASS GAUGES
BELTING PIPE TOOLS EMERY DUST
GRAPHITE BELT PUNCHES BELT LACING
GLOBE VALVES CHECK VALVES
STEAM COCKS OIL CUPS LUBRICATORS
INJECTORS PRESSURE GAUGES
W "immt IT .t . - - j
HEART WAS LITERALLY
TORN TO PIECES.
Seated in a Wagon With tlio Stock
of the Gun Resting on the Bottom
and the Muzzle Placed Against His
Left Breast When it Went Off.
Yesterday evening about 4 o'clock
Manuel de la Cruz a Mexican 23
years of age accidentally shot himself
in the left breast and died a few
The deceased with a companion
Candelario Hernandez were gather-
rO! mi FMAN'S l(
OXE OP LARGEST L STATE
COMPRISING 2100 TREES.
The Colonel AVill Also Plant Ten
Acres in Peaches and Later AVill
Make a Test of Pineapples on His
To The Herald:
San Benito Texas May 3. Your
correspondent interviewed Col. W. O.
Coleman this morning as to the pro-
gress and condition of his orange
grove ontthe banks of the resaca or
Si tT ' t 'Fff Tfi TTTTfTTTTTrrTr? VTTT1
IRRIGATED LANDS FOR SALE
THE RESULTS HAVE BEEN PHENOMENAL
We still have 16000 acres of land
for sale some of which adjoins the
Mission Townsite. Also 518 acres
of choice sugar cane land border
ing on the river.
CONWAY & HOIT
Mission Hidalgo County Texas
ing wood. Thinking they might get j the present "Rancho Viejo Canal" of
a shot at some game they took with j the San Benito Land & Waer Co.
them a Winchester carrying a No. i In reply the Co. said that every-
12 shell. Between Brownsville and .thing was in a most beautiful condi-
West Brownsville Hernandezleft de ' tion.that he last week had a man from
la Cruz in the wagon and wept for a the north who is an expert nursery-
short distance in the brush to look for ; man go out and give them what little
young mocking birds. He was there 'attention thev mieht need in thf wav
. but a short time when he heard the of pruning and that from the present
icimn ui a gun. nc um uui nun; iu uuiiuuk ue win no lose one per cent
return to his companion saying that ; of the amount planted
he thought he fired at a rabbit. j The colonel said that at present
When he did return he found de.he had 2100 trees set out and grow-
la Cruz doubled up in the wagon who ing well. He said that with the ex-
told him that he had accidentally shot ception of some of the Satsuma
i himself. He died before he could groves his would be the largest
reahc medical attendance. Shi orange grove in the state.
wounds were about two inches in di- in addition to oranges the colonel
j ameter. expects to set out about ten acres of
Miie muzzle ot the gun Deing care- a good grade of .peaches that will do
lessly placed against the man's heart j wen here and later will try pine-
the shot entered at the left nipple apples. He has not made all prepara-
tearing the breast and heart practi- ti0ns yet in regard to the latter so
cally to pieces making an exit under ' does not know when he will plant
the left arm pit. ; them but says that it is an assured
Justice Valentino Gavito was noti- fact that he will test pineapples on
fled of the accident by Juan Carlos the place
Esparza and immediately proceeded j The coionel is very enthusiastic
to hold an inquest over the dead man. over this proposition and he really
Having examined into the cause : has a most faVorably situated piece
time and place of death ustice Gavito of land. Wno couid help bei en
held that Manuel de la Cruz met'thn-in.M nr- m? t. ti
..... iuuuiuuiiu - --1 VlliO UU If V1 A 1
Main Canal 27 miles long
250 feet wide and 20 feet
deep. 13000 acre feet ot
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 oDeratlon.
Take our free automobile
trip to the heaagates 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 moru of
the eight gates in the big
On Main Line ot 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
The Coming Best
In the Rio Grande
owson k Co.
Exclusive Sales Agents
death by accidentally shooting him-
self. Candelario Hernandez was arrested
and placed in the county jail pending
the action in the justice of the peace
court this morning.
After rigid examination and upon
request of the deceased man's mother
Justice Gavito was satisfied that Her-
nandez was innocent of any wrong-
doing in the case and he was dis-
charged. Sra. de la Cruz made a pathetic plea
for Hernandez saying the two boys
Grande Valley land? Has not San Be-
nito just in its infancy proved what
this bountiful soil will do?
RUBBER WEED CAUSES
SHEEPMEN HEAVY LOSSES
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 ofacres Without Pumps
Get off me train at SAN BENITO or call at our Brownsville office opposite Hilfer
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 HEYW0OD. President SAM A. ROBERTSON. Secretary and Enjineer
To The Herald:
Albuquerque N. M. May 4. For
'several years past the sheepmen of
the Southwest have suffered serious
losses fromadiseaseknown among the
were very companionable and the i Mexican herders as "pingue.
best of friends that she believed-he
had nothing whatever to do with the
shooting and begged Justice Gavito
to discharge him.
It is believed that the dead man
must have touched his foot to the trig-
ger in some way and discharged the
CLAIMED that TRAIN" is OPER-
ATKI) AT A LOSS.
People of oCast and Valley Consider
FalliiiS OIT Only Temporary Pos-
sible That Day Train Will Haul
Kingsville Texas May 2. It is
rumored here that the night train on
the St. Louis Brownsville and Mexico
railroad is so'on to be taken off. For
the past two or three weeks passenger
traffic has been light and it is claimed
that the train is being operated at a
loss to the company. . While the train
has been a great convenience to the
public generally yet when it was first
put on the railroad company made
theannouncement that its continuance
depended entirely on the patronage it
received and it also announced that
the train would not be run long at a
loss to the company. The discontin-
uance of the train will be greatly felt
by the people of the gulf coast coun-
try and the vallev of the lower Rio
' Grande and they claim that the pres
ent falling oIFof travel is only tem-
porary and will not last over a month
at the longest this being the season
of the year when homeseekers are not
expected to do much traveling being
kept at home planting their crops. As
it has been the policy of the Browns-
ville read since the first of the year
to reduce expenses in every depart-
ment it is more than probable that
the night train will soon be discontin-
ued although it is not improbable that
the day train will haul sleepers.
St. Joseph's College For Boys
-Special Primary and Preparatory Training Under Personal Care of the
E i' ei't Discipline Enforced by Kindness. We refer you to patrons as to satis-
fac i". results attained in this school. Fall term opens Sept. 1. For catalogue or
nar-u-. 'ars address ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE. ErownsvJIe Texas.
Fire Department Klects Ollicers.
A meeting of the flm department
was held Saturday night at the city
hall for the purpose of electing offi-
cers for the ensuing year. Those
elected were Martin Hanson chief: A.I
Goldammer first assistant chief; Hy.
B. Verhelle second asistant chief; M. t
B. Kowalski. secretary; Wm. G. Will- '
man. treasurer. j
Another meeting will be held next '
Saturday night in the city hall at ;
j eight o'clock for the purpose of elect- !
j ing officers for the various depart- j
j ments and a general reorganization of i
i the entire department. '
"Pingue" is popularly supposed to
be caused by eating either the leaves
or roots of a plant which has in the
last few years been quite prominent
in the public eye as the "rubber
plant or 'rubber weed."
Whether-this plant is a true rub
ber plant or not is a matter which
does not interest the sheepmen so
much as some remedy for the sick
ness that follows its eating by their
sheep. On the Carson National For-
est in New Mexico Forest Ranger Bert
Phillips in whose district a great
many sheep had recently died from
pingue. after making a study of the
sickness suggested to the sheepmen
whose" animals were dying with it
that drenches of hot water and salt
might prove efficacious.
The materials for the remedy were
so quickly obtained and the remedy
so easily administered that several of
the owners gave the plan a trial. The
siek sheep were drenched every hour
with liberal doses of the mixture with
the result that animals which before
drenching were unable to stand were
inside of twenty-four -hours;- eating
and running around with the rest of
the herd apparently as well as ever.
While the government experts have
not yet made a study of this disease
or given the suggested remedy ofli-
cial sanction the remedy itself is so
apparently harmless and unobjection-
able that considering the results ob-
tained by its use there seems to be
no possible danger in giving it full
publicity. The sheepmen can. in this
manner give it more extended trials
and possibly save themselves from
the serious losses which the eating of
this weed by stock has heretofore
The disease will be carefully stud-
ied and the results of administering
this remedy watched with a view to
correcting errors in its use should it
prove of as great value as is expect-
ed. Meantime every sheepman whose
sheep are sick or dying from pingue
will no doubt be duly too eager to
give this simple remedy of hot water
and salt drenches every hour a good
trial because the annual losses have
been serious ones for the flock mas-
ters of the Southwest where the dis-
ease or sickness appears to be most
prevalent at the present time.
Cane and other products
handled on barges (20 by CO
feet) through our series of
locks and dams.
The town of San Benito U
growing rapidly. Splendid
hotel. Running water in ev-
Two Splendid driven wells just brought in at San Benito.
Pure Sweet water at 180 fett
Snyder-Mason Lumber & Manufacturing Co.
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 first word in months from the
Charcot Antarctic expe-iition reported
the accomplishment of valuable scien-
tific work including the observation
of a solar eclipse last Christmas.
An economy in the manufacture of
acetone by a new French process is
that the heat for distillation is pro-
duced by burning tar taken from the
same wood that supplies the chief
Tlie 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.
FOR ILLUSTRATED LITERATURE ADDRESS
Miller Bros8 Company
Our Subscription List is Growing Rapidly. Get on it Now.
FIR.E INSURANCE is an important question. Don't wait until
after the fire to INSURE Selecf an Insurance Company whose
record and strength guarantee the liberal fulfillment of its obliga-
tions and "DO IT NOW!" We iiandle this class of Insurance.
WREFORD & BESTEIRO Agents: American Central of 'St. Loais. St. Paul Fire and
Marine of St. Pad MI33 Office at Cclford Theatre. Office hoars 9 to IZ a.ra. 2 to 5 p.m.
L A man entered a grocery store and
drew a slip of paper from his pocket.
A clerk with pencil and order-pad
stepped up in anticipation. The man
adjusted a pair of glasses on his nose
and looked over the list.
"Do you keep Bopo Soap Powder?"
'"Bopo? No sir we have several
other soap powders but no Bopo"
answered the clerk.
"Paradise Creamery Butter?" in-
quired the man.
"No sir. We don't carry Paradise"
replied the clerk.
"Have you Silver Star .Baking
Powder? he continued.
"Silver Star?' repeated the grocer
helplessly. "No; sir wc have 'most
every other kind but no Silver Star."
"Well how about Queen Lil Sweet
Corn? Do you carry the Queen Lil
line of Goods?"
"Sorry sir but we don't" said the
"Ail right then I guess I'll trade
here" said the man. "Those are the
brands on which I've been stung."
Natiofls cities and individual ex-
hibitors already have contracted for
nearly 2000000 feet of space iu the
Brussels International Universal Ex-
position which will be held next year.
1 5 fV&furi I .anal i.n
THE IjAKDS OF THE JJA DOXXA CANAIi CO. OP WHICH AVE ARE EXCLUSrVE SALES AGENTS LIES BETWEEN DOXXA ON THE ST. Ii. Ii. & 31. RT. AND THE OLD MILITARY )!OAD Sr.AH THE JUVER.
IT IS TITE ONLY LAND FOK SALE AT DOXXA 7JXDEH THE CANALS XCW IX OPERATION OF THE LA DOXXA CANAL CO. WE ARE BUILDING OX OUR OWX PROPERTY A SUGAR SuLL f HE IN UifjUV
HON FOR THE NEXT CROP- WE WILIj HAVE IN OPERATION TO OUR SUGAR MILL AXD THEOCGH THE PROPERTY. A RAILWAY. YfTI ICH WILL BRING EVERY PA IVT WI1 ii'VTlSV s:l?t.'M ok -THE 311 W-
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Wheeler, Mrs. Jesse O. Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 263, Ed. 1, Wednesday, May 5, 1909, newspaper, May 5, 1909; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth147994/m1/1/: accessed March 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; .