Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 276, Ed. 1, Thursday, May 20, 1909 Page: 1 of 4
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VOL. XVII. NO. 276
BROWNSVILLE TEXAS. THURSDAY MAY 20. 1909
SINGLE COPIES 5 CENTS
EASIER QUICKER BETTER
STEEL BEAUTY PRESS
Power Efficiency or Durability
A Thorough Examination will
PROVE all CLAIMS
Stock carried in Corpus Christi Mercedes
Mission and McAIIen.
' JOHN D. FINNEGAN SUCCEEDS T.
IRRIGATED LANDS FOR SALE
THE RESULTS pAVE 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 m HOIT
Mission Hidalgo County Texas
The Coming Best Town
In the Rio Grande Valley
E. F. Rowson & Co
Exclusive Sales Agents
St. Joseph's College For Boys
Special Primary and- Preparatory Training Under Personal Care of the
MAP 1ST BROTHERS
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 catalogs" or
particulars address ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE. Brownsville Texas.
Brownsville Bond Announces Appoint
nient of Former Treasurer to Xew
Place Others to Be Appointed
Mr. Perkins Coming.
Special to The Herald:
Kingsville Texas May
appointment of John D. Finnegan to
succeed T. J. McCune as superintend-
ent of the Brownsville road has been
announced. This appointment is ef-
fective June 1.
W. I. Church whose resignation
as auditor of the St. Louis Browns-
ville & Mexico railroad becomes ef-
fective June 1 authorized the state-
ment today that he would probably
remain with the road until the 15th
of the month. In stating his reason
for resigning Mr. Church says it was
due merely to a difference between
himself and the general manager as
to the proper method of auditing ac-
counts. Mr. Church has made n
announcement of his future inten-
tions and it is not known what he
will do after severing his relations
with the road. It is believed here
thnt other resignations besides those
already made public will follow the
meeting of the directors early in
June. The only appointment of a
successor to any of the officials who
have resigned that has been an-
nounced so far is that of Mr. Finne-
gan. It is the general opinion here
that the successors of the other offi-
cials will bo new men.
O. W. Hoffman of Princeton Ind.
division master mechanic of the
Southern Railway arrived in Kings-
ville Tuesday and" rumor has it that
he is soon to become connected with
the Brownsville road.
Charles B. Rodgers general mana-
ger of the Brownsville road has gone
to Houston to meet the managing di-
rector Albert T. Perkins who is ex-
pected to arrive in that city today
from St. Louis. Mr. Perkins will re-
turn to Kingsville with Mr. Rodgers
and will remain in this section until
after the meeting of the stockholders
and directors of the road the 1st of
Office of Industrial Agent On Browns-
ville I toad AIo Discontinued
Order from St. Louis.
CAXXOT BK KEPT TOGETHER
UXLESS IT iS SUPPORTED.
Board of Directors Meet to Consider
Ways and Means and Appoint
Committee to Solicit Subscriptions
for Regular Fund Xecd S1200
A meeting of the directors of the
Brownsville Baseball Club and a few
baseball enthusiasts was held yester-
day afternoon in the Commercial
Club rooms to see just what steps
shall be taken in order to keep the
team together for this season and
also towards strengthening it. Af-
ter thoroughly discussing the matter
it was decided that the team could
not be kept together under the pres-
ent arrangement. Although some-
thing like ?300 has been subscribed
to be paid monthly yet only about
half of the subscribers pay when
called upon by the collector and un-
less funds to pay the salaries of the
players regularly can be depended
upon it will be useless to try to keep
the team together. It was decided
by the directors that it would be ne-
cessary to raise $1200 for the sup-
port of the team this season. Mana-
ger Cummins who was present as-
sured them that with this amount
he can have one of the best teams in
the state and a winner too.
A committee composed of L. Cobo-
lini Geo. McGonigle and W. G. Will-
man was appointed to solicit sub-
scriptions in order to secure the ne-
cessary amount. The committee will
report its progress at the club room
In the couse of the discussion con-
siderable stress ws laid upon the
amount of free advertising that a
town gets from a good ball team and
the money that a good team will
bring into town by bringing people
living at other points to witness the
games in comparison with which
$1200 is a small amount.
Arrangements have about been
completed whereby the railroad com-
pany will make excursion rates for all
ball games played here which will
be the means of bringing in many
people from points on the Hidalgo
branch who will incidentally pat-
ronize our local merchants as well as
the hotels city hacks barbers etc.
Main Canal 27 miles long
250 feet wHe 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 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 when the river
is high. To fill the canal we
simply lift one or more ol
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
er 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 tne train at SAN BENITO or call at our Browniville office opposite Miller
Hotel. Write or ask for ticket giving you FREE AU fOMOBILE RIDE from Browns-
ville to San Bcnilo via our Headgafes. Write for Booklet
San Benito Land & Water Co.
SAN BENITO TEXAS.
ALBA HEY WOOD. President SAM A. ROBERTSON. Secretary and Engineer
Cane and other products
handled on barges (20 by CO
feet) through our series of
locks and dams.
MISS SHEPAul) TO WED.
She is to Marry a Member of the
Washington Tost Staff.
To Th0 Herald:
Kingsville Texas .May 19. The
office of industrial agent of the St.
Louis Brownsville & Mexico railway
has been discontinued by executive
orders trom St. Louis effective at
once. At the same time the publica-
tion of the Gulf Coast Magazine
which has been published for several
years by the railroad company and
which had its home office at Kings-
ville. has been ordered suspended in-
definitely. H. C. Fuller formerly connected
with the San Antonio Express held
the position of industrial agent of the
road and was also editor of the maga-
zine having been appointed to the
position about two months ago to
suceed Jeff McLemore who is now
associated with the Kingsville Rec-
ord. Mr. Fuller had not had time to
complete the spring number of the
magazine which is past due now. It
was quite a surprise to most people
here to learn of the suspension of the
Gulf Coast Magazine.
Mil. KLEBERG REGAINS HEALTH.
Returns Home With Family After
Month at Springs in Missouri.
Our Subscription List is Growing Rapidly. Get on it Now.
Kingsville Texas May 20. Mrs.
H. M. King Mr. and Mrs. Robert J.
Kleberg Misses Henrietta Alice and
Sara Spohn Kleberg and Robert Kle-
berg Jr. have returned from Excel-
sior Springs Mo. where they spent
a month for the benefit of Mr. Kle-
berg's health which had been great-
ly impaired by a severe spell of ill-
ness. It will no doubt be gratifying
to Mr. Kleberg's many friends In the
Brownsville country to learn that he
was greatly benefited by his stay at
the Springs and returns with his
health completely restored. Mrs.
King and the Klebergs will spend
the summer between their Corpus
Christi home and Santa Gertrudes.
Washington May 15. Miss Hester
Shepard a daughter of Judge and
.Mrs. Seth Shepard formerly of Texas
will be married next Thursday after-
noon to G. Gould Lincoln a member
of the Washington Post staff. The
wedding will take place at 4:30
o'clock at the home of the bride's
parents 1447 Massachusetts avenue.
The ceremony will bd performed by
Rev. Roland Cotton Smith and will
be attended only by a few intimate
friends of the family. A reception
will follow the ceremony. Miss Shep-
ard will have her sister. Miss Caro-
line Shepard as maid of honor and
her other attendants will be Mrs.
Mark Brooke who was formerly Miss
Marie Bond and Miss Natali Lin-
coln the sister of Mr. Lincoln. Mark
S. Willing of Chicago will be the best
man and the ushers will be E. I.
Low of New York B. R. C. Low of
New York Augustus S. B. Lagden of
Chester Pa.; Harry Hooker of New-
York all class mates of Mr. Lincoln
at Yale; Seth Shepard Jr. and Nelson
Shepard brothers of Miss Shepard
and Norborne T. N. Robinson.
Judge Shepard is chief justice of
the District Court of Appeals and his
family is well known to Texans who
when in Washington have shared
Judge and Mrs. Shepard's hospitality.
The town of San Benito Li
growing rapidly. Splendid
hotel. Running water in ev-
Two Splendid driven wells just brought in at San Benito.
Pure Sweet water at 180 feet
TEXAS CLUB OF NEW . ORK.
Clara. Driseoll Sevier Is Among the
New York May lo. Texas who
make New York their home have or-
ganized the Texas Club of New i ork.
The articles of incorporation were in.
dorsed by Judge Davis in the Su-
preme Court today and forwarded to
i Albany for the signature of the sec-
j retary of state.
j The incorporators are: Clara
I Driseoll Sevier Charles A. Norris
Anna C. Bonham von Bonnewitz
Nannie McCall Gallagher. Delia
Predicts Genuine Boom by September 'Downing Watson Marguerite C. Pea-
. cock Gates. Sue Coleman Dickinson
Evelyn Foote. Loie Wilson Annie
Robertson Rollie B. Low and Anna
Bodger Stewart. Galveston News.
Chicago 111.. May 15. W. T. Fen-
ton of the National Bank of the Re-
public expressed very bullish views
on the prospects for the general busi-
ness of the country. "I believe that
by September we will have a boom in
general business." said Mr. Fenton.
"As I look at the situation everything
points in that direction although the
prospective yield of the crops of
course will have an important bear-
ing. The merchants and manufactur-
ers are prepared I think to go ahead
as soon as is possible on a big scale.
There Is an abundance of money in
the country. Our farmers and all the
agricultural interests are rich and
they are going to spend. After July
1 there will be a genuine revival of
trade." Galveston News.
Snyder-Mason Lumber & Manufacturing Co.
Lumber Shingles Sash Doors etc.
Give us a trial before you buy.
We can please you.
Phone 226 Office.Xevee Street
Yard West Brownsville
The Land of Now i!
Development in the Falfurriaa Country is a present
fact and not a promise for the investor or for the
liomeseeker 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 Bros. Company
All Roads Lead to Texas.
There could not be much stronger '
evidence as to the desirability of Tex- j
as' soil climate and advantages gen-
erally than that 30 per cent of the !
"homeseekers" that have come over !
the "Brownsville" remain. The same
percentage will undoubtedly show on .
the records of all railroads leading to
our Gulf Coast Country and few who
visit our section and make a
thorough investigation of its advant-
ages find any necessity or desire to
go further to build a home. Velasco
FIRJE INSURANCE is an important question. Don't wait until
after the fire to INSURE Select an Insurance Company whose
record and strmgth euarantee the liberal fulfillment of its obliga-
tions and "DO IT NOW!" We Handle this class of Insurance.
WREF0RD2& BESTEIR.0 Ajents: American Central of St. Louis. St. Paul Fire and
Marine of St. Paul Minn Office at Celford Theatre Office hours 9 lo 12 a.m. 2 to 5 p.m.
La Donna Canal Co. Mailam Colonization Co. Sales Agents $50 Per Acre.
THE LANDS OF THE LA DONNA CANAL CO. OP WHICH WE ARE EXCLUSIVE SALES AGENTS LIES BETWEEN DONNA ON THE ST. L. B. &- M. RT. AND THE OLD MILITARY ROAD NEAR THE RIVER.
IT IS THE ONLY LAND FOR SALE AT DONNA UNDER THE CANALS NOW IN OPERATION OF THE LA DONNA CANAL CO. WE ARE "BUI LDING ON OUR OWN PROPERTY A SUGAR 31ILL TO BE IN OPERA.
HON FOR THE NEXT CROP. WE WILL HAVE IN OPERATION TO O UK SUGAR MILL AND TITHOUGn THE PROPERTY. A RAILWAY TI ICW WILL BRING EVERY PART WI1HLV EASY REACH OF THK-MILT'
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Wheeler, Mrs. Jesse O. Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 276, Ed. 1, Thursday, May 20, 1909, newspaper, May 20, 1909; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth148007/m1/1/: accessed July 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .