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VOL. XVI. NO. 166.
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 1908
SINGLE COPIES, 5 - CENTS
YOU WILL GET( SATISFACTION IN
Price, Quality and Delivery
K B. CALDWUEL
- . .,
Corpus Christi, Texas
WHAT you want WHEN
you want it in
Get his illustrated catalog No. 10 Free ,
Mowers, Rakes, Presses, Wagons, Etc.
The only value of Irrigated land is water,
which we are prepared to deliver to yoi
immediately. Come and investigate, or
Conway & lioit
Mission, Hidalgo Co., Texas
MAY BE PROUD
When Electric Ligftt Plant Is
SAVE 25 per cent SN PAINT.
1 IV i l ' ft
PAINT that is guaranteed
three years on two.coat
work and five years on
Sole agents, Brownsville,
San Benito and Olmito
s piacea on u concrete
T"! . Ffc FfcTS ATIMC 111 9 TZ Ll: .- :
me DftAS W lO V 2 LLC , . u?
ny-wneei anu operau
Will Be One of Finat in Any Town Us
Size in Southwest Leading Feat
ures of the System as Con
tracted.' When Brownsville's electric light
system is completed, 'the city will
have canse to be proud. The Her
ald is assured that the system
which is being put in here by the
American Xight & Water company
will equal, if not exceed, any plant
.in a city of the size in the South
west. In fact, many cities with a
larger population than Brownsville
are not equipped with as good a
system as this will be.
The contract for the electric light
system was let for $11,000, and
calls for 100,000 feet of we, 235
poles, one 16x16 automatic engine
of 125 horsepower, two switch
boards complete, wired for com
mercial and arc light circuits, 35
street arc lamps, four 300 light
transformers, anchor rods, guy
wires, insulators, lightning arrest
ers, pulleys, cables, etc.
The entire installation will be
made in accordance with the rules
and requirements of the "National
Board of Underwriters."
A Herald reporter learned some
facts in connection with the instal
lation of the plant, in conversation
wiiu Mr. Wm. S. Fulton, the en
gineer in charge of the construc
tion for Mr. Bullock, which will
be of interest to local readers of
The poles, Mr. Fulton says, will
be placed in the alleys as much as
possible, which will keep the streets
free from obstruction by rows of
large, ugly poles. The only poles
that will be placed on the streets
will be those used for the thirty
five street lights to be distributed
So far, the contractor has receiv
ed over one hundred poles, which
are being distributed about town,
and as soon as the balance are re
ceived, work will begin on thesys
tem. The first thing to be done,
Mr. Fulton said, will be "roofing"
the poles and placing the cross
arms upon them. Then the holes
will be dug and the poles placed in
After the pole line is up, the
wire will then be strung. This will
require a great deal of work, as
the wire will be run continuously
from the plant into the city.
What is known as the alternat
ing current vill be used on the sys
tem. The commercial and arc light
circuit will be separate, so that one
may be cut off without affecting
the other. This will give the city
day service for commercial busi
ness, when the current is not re
quired for lighting purposes.
The automatic engine at the
power house, which will furnish
power for the electric plant, will be
placed on a concrete foundation.
fly-wheel and operate as high as
250 revolutions per minute.
The generator for this plant will
consist of one 100 K. W., 60 cycle,
2300 volt, single phase compound
wound, belt-driven machine, with
as high as 800 revolutions per min
ute. The switchboard will be con
structed of black enameled slate or
marble. It will be supported on an
iron frame about four feet from the
.wall and connected' with the gen
erator. The connections to the
generator are all to be laid in con
duit 'under the floor of the power
Sixteen 16-candle power incan
descent; lamps will be 'installed at
tlie 'power house to furnish light
for operating the plant. The city
hall will also" be" wired by the con
tractor. Work is now in progress on the
power' house, which will be of
brick, with concrete floors. The
foundation's are already in and the
boilers in place, and brick masons
will be put to work on the walls
Material for the system is arriv
ing daily and the contractor is now
getting things in shape so he can
rush the work.
COLONY AT KINGSVILLE.
Pennsylvania Prospectors Who Expect to
Bring A Number Of Familiis
To Locate In This Section.
SEE SAN BENITO
30,000 Acres Irrigated Lands-30 Miles of Canals Already Completed
Rich SoilPerfect Climateirrigati6n
lrf RpftUn A new town rapidly building 19
OrtU DeilltU.mileS north of Brownsville on the
Main Line of the St. L, B. & M. Railway
A fine "hotel, brick depot and many
,; stores and homes already completed
The Garden Spot of the Gulf Coast Country
targe or small tracts'. Liberaf terms! tow rates of 'interest
"SEEma IS BELIEVING"
San Benito Land & Water Co.
SAN BENITO, TEXAS
Albe Heywood. Pres., W. II. S tenser. Vice Pres. a&d Gen. Manazer. Sam Robertson. Secretar
E. F. Rowson. Treasurer: R- L. Batts. Attorney. O. W. Heywood, W. Scott Heywood.
The Corpus Christi Caller of Jn. I
Father William J. Ryan of Pitts
burg, Pa., J. J. Cavanaujh of
Homestead, Pa., and E. M. Burd
of Braddock, Pa., were iu Corpus
Christi todav, going " down to
Brownsrille this afternoon.
These gentlemen have about con
summated a deal for 1000 acres of
land near Kingsville, and it is their
purpose, should the deal be closed,
to bring a number of families from
the north and colonize them on
the land, the strip to be cut into
Discussing the future of south
west Texas this morning with a
Caller representative, Mr Burd stat
ed that he was very agreeably
impressed. The development, he
stated, was something that he was
not prepared for whea he left home
and he believes that Southwest
Texas is destined to become the
most populous as well as the most
prosperous farming section. of the
Exhumed to Be Photographed
After repeated requests the
department o health granted per
mission a few days ago for Mrs
Elizabeth Brown of Manhattan to
have the body of her husband, who
died December 4,"" exhumed in
Woodlawn cemetery, that she might
obtain a photograph of him. Mr.
Brown had never beenphotographed
and his sudden death left his wife
without a picture of him. Mrs.
Brown believed that a photograph
would be a great source of comfort
to her, with the result that the
department of health finally permit
ted her to have the body disinter
red. The cemetery authorities
were notified, so that the coffin
was readv for the undertaker to
open it when Mrs. Brown, accom
panied by a photographer, arrived
It is said that the photograph was
a good likeness of the living man.
FOR RENT OR LEASE.
The well known Hotel Property
in the City of Brownsville, Tex.,
known as The Miller Hotel. Fur
bished or unfurnished-. Possession
will be delivered on the 1st day of
March, 190S. Apply to-
Brownsville, Tex. rh tf.
Buy where you get
Water for Irrigation
We have for sale 1 2,000
acres choice lands from 3
to 7 miles east of Browns
ville on the
Indiana Co-operative Canal
in tracts of any size to suit
from ten acres up on easy
terms. It will pay you to
investigate our proposition
E. F. Rowson & Co.
IS White Front. Office
W. O. Coleman
ian Benito Land & Water Company
HAVE FOR SALE
20,000 acres of land, subdivided into 10, 20, 40 and 160 acre
blocks. , 19 miles from Brownsville on the Main line of the Sf
Louis, Brownsville & Mexico railway, and on the largest ana
most reliable irrigation canal in the Rio Grande Valley.
Price $50 per acre, 1-3 cash, balance in three annual pay
ments with 6 per cent interest. -
Will sell all pr any part of
480 acres, 34 mile west of
Harlingen Depot, at $42.50 per
acre, 13 cash, balance 1 and 2
years. Railroad runs through
this land, 60 acres is cleared, it
is on canal and water for irriga
tion is guaranteed in the deed.
Not a foot of waste land and nol
better land in the world.
For particulars apply to
E. E. LOWE,
Office on board walk, near Ferry
San Benito Advertising Booklet.
Some very handsome advertising;
literature issued by the San Jienita
Land and Water company is being
distributed among the home
seekers. A sample copy of a book
let, entitled "San Benito in the
lower Rio Grande Valley" has been?
received by The Herald. It is a
beautiful specimen of the art typo
graphical containing a large num
ber of illustrations, which comprise
views on the mammoth canal which,
the company is building, as weft as;
in the town of San Benito and
other scenes along the Rio Grande
in the vicinity of San Benito. The
reading matter is well gotten up..
and gives a great deal of valuable
and interesting information about
the big project which this company
A putting through.
Export manifest blanks Her?--
ND AND BEST WATER CONTRACT EVER OFFERED IN THE VALLEY SFF
IZATIQN CO., Sales Managers ot the LA DQNNA LAND SYNDICA'
body of well drained Delta laud, suitable for all staple crops, including Sugar Cane, Alfalfa, Corn, Cotton and trudk growing. The land:? extend,
where such success has already been attained in truck farming, to the Railway near Donna Station, The northern-portion of the tract is somewhat
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those who want to go to work at once. THE JNEW CANAL IS BEING-BUILT, A SUGAR MILL is already contracted-for, -md a swi ;'i will
to the site of the Sugar Mill, thus giving railway facilities to the purchasers of land, convenient to ' 'all! i
les sentxacts, call on us. ' j
HALLAM COLONIZATION CO,, Office ver MerchWs'ifctional Bank.