Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 299, Ed. 1, Wednesday, June 16, 1909 Page: 1 of 4
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VOL. XVII. NO. 299.
BROWNSVILLE TEXAS. WEDNESDAY JUNE 16 1909
SINGLE COPIES 5 CENTS
STANDARD -- wood m
Let us quote you on a complete outfit
Branch Stock at eTWercedes
IRRIGATED LANDS FOR SALE
MARCH! 1 909
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.
COUNTY ROAD OUTFITIS LOANED
FOR THE PURPOSE.
To Begin Grading On Levee St. If
Successful and Xot Too Expensive
Other Streets to Be Improved Sim-
ilarly Says Alderman Tucker.
Some important work for the im-
provement of the streets of the city
will be inaugurated the latter part of
this week which may be the- begin-
ning of substantial and permanent
improvement of the streets. Alder
man S. C. Tucker who is chairman
of the street and bridge committee
of the city council informs The Her
ald that a force of men will be put to
work on Levee street in a day or two.
County Judge John Bartlett has vol
unteered to lend the city the county
road grader and scrapers for use in
improving the streets. It is proposed
to take advantage of this offer. The
county roads have been put into very
fair condition by the use of this ap-
paratus and miles of substantial dirt
roads have been built in various di-
rections from town which do credit
to the work of the county fathers in
this line. The work to be done in
the fity will be on similar plans. Al
derman Tucker states that Levee
street will be graded the surplus
dirt being piled towards the center
and smoothing and packing it with
a drag. When the street is
properly crowned so that all surplus
rain water will run off to the sides
this class of work may be made per-
manent. Alderman Tucker states
that if the work on Levee street
proves a success and not too expen-
sive the other streets of the city will
be worked likewise.
PR03UXEXT XEAV YORK OF-
FICIAL TO VISIT SAX BEXITO.
Commissioner of Public Works Jas. J.
Hagan and Other Tammany Braves
Hooked for Here Xcxt Month To
Establish Fruit Farms.
To The Herald:
New York. June 15. Hon. James
J. Hagan the commissioner of pub
lic works of the Borouga or aiannai-
tan New York as well as one of the
most conspicuous Tammany braves.as
the leaders of the great political or-
ganization are called is expected to
visit Brownsville and San Benito next
month. Commissioner Hagan will
come on his yacht as far as possible
on the gulf it is unaerstoou inai ne
will be accompanied by several rich
Tammany men and also by Sheriff
Smith of Erie county the county in
which the city of Buffalo is situated.
The purpose of the Tammany visit
is said to be to examine land in the
San Benito vicinity with a view of
purchasing one thousand acres and
establishing fruit farms.
Mr. Hagan who is a personal
friend of Hon. William J. Bryan has
had experience in a small way in
fruit raising in Florida where he
spends his winters. He is interested
in a "company which owns a chain of
restaurants in New York City and he
ripsirps to snnnlv them with fruit and
vegetables from his Texas estate. If
Mr. Hagan concludes to purchase at
San Benito he will go to Southern
California for the summer and study
fruit misinc. Others of Mr. Hasan's
party may also become interested in
the San Benito section and a iam-
many colony may be "established in
the Lower Rio Grande Valley.
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SCHOLASTIC CENSUS i bumncm ullcuc lu.lu
OF BROWNSVILLE AFTER SUCCESSFUL TERM
Main Canal 27 miles long
250 feet wide 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 wheii the river
is high. To fill the canal we
simply lift one or more of
the eight gates In the big
CONWAY H H0IT
Mission Hidalgo County Texas
Shows 2500 Children of School Arc
Small Gain As Compared
With Last Year.
The scholastic census of the city of
Brownsville for the present year
shows that there are within the city
limits now just 2500 children within
the school age. 'The census was
made by Emile L. Kowalski who has
just completed the work and turned
his report in to Dr. S. H. Bell presi-
dent of the city school board.
As compared with last year's cen-
sus this report shows a surprisingly
small gain in the scholastic popula-
tion. Last year's census' gave the
number as 2.449 making an in-
crease of only 57 school children for
Brownsville this year.
We beg to announce to the people of Brownsville West Brownsville
and the entire Lower Rio Grande Valley that on or about July 1 1900 we
will open a store in the Armstrong building on the corner of Washing-
ton and 11th streets equipped with modern fixtures and stocked with a
complete assortment of Hardware Farm Tools and Implements Fencing
Materials Stoves and Ranges Kitchenware and Crockery Cutlery Sport-
ing and Athletic Goods Paints Oils Varnishes.'Glass etc.
We wish to emphasize three facts:
FIRST: We propose to maintain a standard of quality in our Roods.
SECOXD: Wo shall always consider our customers' wishes and welfare
thus insuring their patronage and a permanent reputation for our firm.
THIRD: We will have a prompt and efficient free delivery system.
The thrifty farmer the close-buying contractor and the economical
housewife will find it to their advantage to deal 'with us because our
goods will be of the best quality our prices right our service courteous
and our delivery prompt.
We solicit a share of your patronage. Try us.
MICKS HARDWARE CO.
Cor. Washington and 11th Sts. Brownsville Texas.
WARREN & CROSS
Civil and Hydraulic
Maps Plans and Estimates
Irrigation Engineering one of our Specialties
Rooms 4 and 6 Puente Building Brownsville Texas
FIRE INSURANCE is an important question. Don't wait until
after the fire to INSURE Select an Insurance Company whose
record and strength guarantee the liberal fulfillment of its obliga-
tions and "DO IT NOW!" We handle this class of Insurance.
WREF0RDI& BESTEIRO Agents: Americaa Central of St. Louis. St. Paul Fire and'
Marine of St Paul Minn Office at Celford Theatre Office hours 9 td 12 a.m. 2 to 5 p.m.
Siv Inch Rain at San Benito.
A regular root soaking rain fell at
San Benito yesterday afternoon so
The Herald learned from Col. Cole-
man of that place today. The rain
began about two o'clock yesterday af-
ternoon and lasted for an hour and
a half with a steady downpour all
that time. The rain was quite gener-
al around San Benito and extended
as far as Harlingen where there was
also a heavy rainfall. The rain was
quite welcome and will refresh the
fields and pastures which will be
greatly benefited by it.
San Carlos: J. E. Givens City; R.
J. Turner City; A. Richers City: J.
LE. Cappleman San Antonio; C. A.
Love Dallas; E. P Maule. Jr.. Mc-
Allen; H. Waters Terrell; P. A. Ho-
ran Kingsville; J. X. Cannon San
Benito; J. D. Sanders Birmingham
Ala.; Basil Jones Long Branch
Miss.; W. L. Jones Chavin Ala.; H.
E. Coonsthuart Houston.
PRESENTATION OF MEDALS
TO MEXICAN OPFICERS
Gen. Villar and Others Receive Rec-
ognition For Long and Honor-
.Miller: W. D. Canaway City; V.
M. Lacy Houston; E. J. Gregory A.
W. Roth San Juan; E. B. Raymond
Raymondville; B. L. Kowalski City;
W. H. Baty Palestine; Peter Gow
St. Paul Neb.; John J. Conway Mis-
sion; W. F. Harnness San Antonio;
H. Meyenburger Galveston; J. K.
Robertson Mission; Miss Rosa
Wright. Mercedes; W. L. Easly San
Antonio; W. H. Turner Beaumont;
Mrs. L. E. Wood Tarpon Beach; H.
S. Sinclair Georgetown. Ky.; G. M.
Crodes Houston; Pierre Wilson
Rambler's Rest; Leslie Moss Dallas
Texas; Scott Henry R. J. Henry
Bennett Henry Indianapolis Ind.;
Louis Schwartz Xew Orleans; B. P.
Karsner Chicago; Fred P. Meyer
Dallas; Thos. A. Armstrong Kather-
ine; J. G. Gregory. Palestine; Jas. D.
Hanly Plainview Tex.: Jas. H. Gray
Huntington Ind.; G. W. Snyder and
wife Alva Okla.; B. F. Hayes
This afternoon at 5:30 o'clock in
Matamoros on Hidalgo Plaza gold
medals will be awarded to the offi-
cers of the third military zone of
Mexico who have been continuously
in the service for twenty-five years
or over. An address will be made by
Gen. Villar commander of the troops
stationed in Matamoros who will
make the presentation and also by
Col. Manciila. Each of these officers
will be recipients of one of the med-
als. Gen. Villar having been in the
service for about 33 years and Col.
Manciila having served over 40 years
in the army.
Fifteen officers including colonels
lieutenant colonels and majors most
of whom will be among those hon-
ored with medals arrived in Mata-
moros. Among them is Col. Praxedis
Cavazos of Mier who will also receive
The Second Mexican Cavalry band
will furnish music during the exer-
cises the music beginning about
four-thirty o'clock. A band concert
will also be given on Hidalgo Plaza
Rio Grande: Miss Vera Troupe
Mercedes; Mrs. L. Brightman Rock-
port; W. F. Rush John I. Ruse Co-
lumbus Md.; Guy Buttler Bridge-
port. Texas; J. E. Faggard San An-
tonio; Mart Gilliland Versailles Ind.
To Protect Dear Fido.
"Algy. devs" remarked a young
wife to her husband. "I wish you
would taste this milk and see if it is
perfectly sweet. If it's the least bit
sour I mustn't give any of it to dear
little Fido." Judy.
Dry Farm Crops Pay Debts on Irrigat-
Longmont Colo. June 15. Twelve
hundred bushels of wheat harvested
from CO acres of dry farm land sold
for $1.32 a bushel.
This is the result of dry farming
on George F. Givens' farm near here.
He bought the land from the railroad
at $4.50 an acre. In 1907 he got
2990 bushels of wheat from 60
acres. Last year which was the
driest in many years in that vicinity
he threshed the 1200 bushels men-
tioned above. Now he is building a
fine barn and paying off the debts he
contracted on his enterprise.
Samples of the grains raised under
similar conditions in all parts of
Colorado will be exhibited at the In-
ternational Exposition of Dry Farm
Products which will be held at Bill-
ings Montana next October 25-29
in connection with the Fourth Dry
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
ater in ADundanc
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 Brownsville office opposite Miller
Hotel. Write or ask for ticket giving you FREE au IUMOBILE RIDE from Browns-
ville to San Benito via our Ilea dgates. Write for Booklet
The Brownsville Business College
which has been conducted here for
the past session by Mrs. Geo. B.
AVorthen was closed last week after
a very successful session. Mrs.
AVorthen feels quite gratified at her
success with- the college which was a
new enterprise for Brownsville. The
attendance was quite good through-
out the year and the standing of the
pupils throughout was good. Mrs.
Mrs. AVorthen expects to reopen the
college in September as announced in
Brownsville being such a distance
from San Antonio and Houston the I
nearest places where such schools are
located and the rapid growth of pop-
ulation in this section make Browns-
ville a peculiarly favorable location
for a business college. The success
i of Mrs. AVorthen's enterprise reflects
credit upon her ability and perseverance.
San Benito Land & Water Co.
SAN BENITO TEXAS.
ALBA HEYW0OD. President SAM A. ROBERTSON. Secretary and Engineer
Cane and other products
handled on barges (20 by GO
feet; through "our series of
locks and dams.
The town of San Benito U
.;rowiii rapidly. Splendid
l.-itfl. Running water in ev-
Two Splendii driven wells just brought in at San 3enito.
Pure Sweet water a-. 180 fest
Snyder-Mason Lumber & Manufacturing Co.
Lumber Shingles Sash Doors etc.
Give us a trial before you buy.
We can please you.
Phone 226 Office LeveeStreet
Yard West Brownsville
THE STATE OF TEXAS
To the Sheriff or any Constable of
Cameron County Greeting:
Chas. O. AVilliams administrator
of the estate of E. M. L. AVilliams
deceased having filed in our County
Court his Final Account of the condi-
tion of the estate of said E. M. L.
Williams together with an applica-
tion to be discharged from said ad-
ministration: - You are hereby commanded that
by publication of this writ for twenty
days in the Brownsville Daily Her-
ald a newspaper regularly published
in the county of Cameron you give
due notice to all persons interested
in the Account for Final Settlement
of said estate to file their objections
thereto if any they have on or before
the June term 1909 of said County
Court commencing and to be holden
at the Court House of said county in
the city of Brownsville on the third
Monday in June A. D. 1909 when
said account and application will be
considered by said Court.
Seal AVitness: J. AVEBB
Clerk of the County Court of Cam-
Given under my hand and seal of
said Court at my office in the city
of Brownsville this 19 th dav of May
A. D. 1909.
Clerk County Court Cameron Co.
By M. Li. Araldez Deputy Clerk.
A true copy I certify:
Sheriff Cameron County.
By Jose Longoria Deputy Sheriff.
The Panama Canal.
Secretary Dickinson brings back
from Panama some highly encourag-
ing news. It goes without repetition
that anything like favorable news
from Panama is good news
for Texans. The meaning of a cut-
across for ships is already coming
home to Texas in a multiplication and
growth of her ports. A year before
' the work is completed the ports of
(TexaS will be fairly humming and
throbbing with a new life.
becretary Dickinson while not pre-
tending to be competent authority
when it comes to judging of condi-
tions and prospects at Panama Is
a great lawyer a man of the sound-
est sense and best judgment. He ex-
amined the witnesses and thus got at
the facts. His view is that the work
is progressing nicely and that It
means that the canal will be complet-
ed earlier than the date fixed for Its
This is good news for all the states
especially for the great AVest and
particularly for Texas and her neigh-
bors. Texas will be so close to salt
water that no sort of monopoly or
hindrance can get between her and
the great world she expects to clothe
and to feed. Galveston News.
AVork on the Panama Canal during
the present year will require the use
of 10000 tons of dynamite.
The following described property
seized for violation of Sec. 3082 R.S-
will be sold at Public Auction on
Tuesday June 29 1909 at 10 o'clock
a. m. at the following places in this
Brownsville: A lot of liquors cloth
thread oil one wagon one lot of mis-
cellaneous. Edinburg: a lot of liquors
tobacco one wagon. Rio Grande
City: a lot of liquors one hat. Roma;
o saddles one lot of miscellaneous.
R. B. CREAGER
Collector of Customs.
The Emperor of Austria is the only It is claimed by the inventors that
royal personage of Europe who re- derailment is impossible on a railroad
fuses to recognize the automobile. line of mor:o-rail construction.
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