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The daily herald. [volume] (Brownsville, Tex.) 1892-1897, November 12, 1896, Image 8

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A SHIRT STOPPED
THE STEAMER
It Got Into the Steering Appa
ratus and the Rudder
Was Useless
New York journal
The Dutch liner Amsterdam
crept nto port rather sheepish
ly Tuesday night and none ot
its officers had a word to say
to the newsseeking reporters
who scrambled aboard and
this was the reason
The Amsterdam had left the
channel and the wind came
four directions at once and
the sea and the sky vere hav
ing an awful time trying to
maintain their natural relations
to each other It was raining
the nisfht was black and most
of the passen fers were wish
ing they were dead when
there happened a tiling unpar
alleled in die history of navi
gation
Rollins Stebbins 14 years
old had gone into his state
room to sleep In looking
around for a nook where he
could lay his new clean shirt
he espied a big box seemingly
built in the cabin wall over the
upper berth There was an
opening at one side through
which came strange noises but
Roland gave no heed to the
sound and gently placed his
shirt inside
A few minutes later there
was a terrible shock and the
next moment the ship was
wobbing helplessly in the
trough of the sea There was
great shouting on deck and
much running aboutof excited
officers and sailors
The steering geer has brok
n down The rudder does
not move
A hasty examination failed
to reveal any break or defect
in the rubber The men fol
lowed the chain link by link
for half the length of the boat
They ripped up flooring tore
down cabin walls groped on
hands and knees through hold
and storerooms until the cause
of the trouble was found
The boy had placed his shirt
between two big cog wheels
which by means of other me
chanism moved the chain that
moved the rudder The shirt
had become tightly wedged
and in its compact form it had
the resisting power of a ball of
iron
A REMARKABLE CASE
A London Bishop Says a
Priest Was Kidnapped
While Being
Converted
London Nov 9 The Bish iut np in
op of Marlborough presiding
at the Bible Society on Satur
day made n sensational state
merit to the effect that an
eminent Roman Catholic
priest who had been entrusted
with important missions by
the pope came to London and
asked him the bishop to pref
pare m for conversion to tin
Chrch of England Directly
thv preparation was completed
the > iirbt vs kidnppcd and
taktu back to IVanrt i
1 DROUTH IN INDIA
No Rain Has Fallen and the
Has I
Acute
Suffeiing Been More
London Nov 7 The vice
roy of India the Earl of Elgin
cables that there has been no
rain anywhere in th famine
districts during the past week
and relief work should be im
mediately opened in the Ma
dras and Decan districts
Prices are still rising slowly
About 7500 people are already
ensraped in the relief work
STRANGE BALL
ROOM SCENE
Seldom is the scene of such
an event as took place the
other day at Cadiz A magni
cent ball was being given by
the Caditan Club and the en
tertainment was in full swing
when the Marquis de Casa
Laiglessia formerly Spanish
Minister at Washington and
subsequently Ambassador in
London was seized with a fit
and fell to the floor His con
dition appeared so alarming
that the doctors ordered the
last sacrament to be admister
ed to him As the priest ar
rived with the viaticum the
orchestra played the royal
march all the ladies knelt
down and crossed themselves
in true Spanish fashion as did
most of the men Happily
the old diplomat s condition
improved so greatly a little af
terwards that he was able to
be removed and the ball after
this strange interruption con
tinued until 5 o clock in the
Ex
morning
R MONROE
AND
Kentucky Club
UOIt FAMILY T7sE flKo MEDIO
Genuine dilv whrn bottled in thi
btyb P eloign
Qurt Imls and Oue
liUt Tints
A k you de der for these brunts l hi
II isut them write us
R tiQHJlFCil 8BTIUMG 00
BO TTLLD AT i
For Sale liy
JNO G PA REDES CO
m
ilnctiou of oranges Sugar cane is
Iso one of the most important pro
tiiet of this valley The Rio
Oraude plantation of Mr Geo Bru
iv and the Babb Starck plantation
proiuc trra quantities ot cane
ivhicb ii alt manutactured on the
Rio Grande plantation This cane
makes sugar whichl prodtoed by
experta to be even superior to the
best Louisiuiia product Havana
lobaico has al o prown a success
hpre Col 1 G Tucker having
made some nist successful experi
miiits with it his samtdito wee
flawed bv New York buyers as
< qual to the best Havana
The conntv is watered by tin Kio
Grand wnb its ample flow along
the snuth rii boundary and num
erous small streams ca led arroya
and reMoas
The popilation of Cameron coun
ty according to the census of 189
is 13424 Urowroville the county
seit hie a population ot about
7l0i > Punt Isat el the seaport of
the count v hw about 4H0 inhabi
tants and Santa At arm growing
little river jttlciniMit has ahout250v
Improved lands oll fur from 5
to 2 i ner acre unimproved lor
trun 2 to i per acre The aver
dye td < ible value of bind i < l
t here are 82210 acres oF school
i oul in the countv The county
ha a total v hod population of
UM and gives ciuploynieof to 80
tenchers Th < averagt biliglh < d
the suho < term is tive snoiths The
total tuition revenue lvceived t loni
lm Slate 000 There an
lumber ot schools in I in
ciiintv affoiding ample educational
sdv oitages
Honepekers are gradually be
ginning t fiid their way In this
Und where tarniais can work in Ihe
men a r Sfij dais in the vear but
it is cnnunrativily undevebiped as
vet Vth the < < uildtng of the
Jail road to tnrpvs GliriLi howevr
i cnit inHuc of < ettiers mav bo
expected and th < y w l bt heaitily
The Goodrich Beal Estate
AND
exas iifi
Cameron County is Hie extreme
southern county o Texas It is
separated from Mexico by the Rio
Gramie on the south and has about
100 miles of gulf coast as its east
ern boundary It was organized in
1848 and contains 3308 square
miles Farming and stock raising
are the principal industries of the
people the location climate and soil
being admirably adapted for both
The greater portion of the soil is a
rich loam and produces an exceed
ingly heavy yield of both cotton
and corn the chief farm products
Two and sometimes three crops of
corn averaging lrom fiflv to seven
ty bushels per acre are raised year
ly while cotton will easily yield
from one to two bales per acres
Grasses grow all the year and stock
find pasturae without being fed or
sheltered during the winter But
the soil and climate of the Loner
Ilio Grande Valey are by nature
best adapted for the production ot
vegetables and fruits Vegetables
af all kinds grow all the ear
oround and northern people are as
tonished to had tomatoes lettuce
spinach English peas etc served
ndise of trick gardens and so
soon as rail transportation is ob
tained Cameron county vegetables
by the car load will be shipped to
northern market1 during winter and
early pnng and will obtain the
highest prices as there will be no
enOpeMtion This is due to 0111
exceedingly mild cliuiatt Fre
quency the entire winter passes
without a single frost and thete is
rarely ever am cold weather before
Chritnin Fruit culture has not
been attempted in this county on a
large scale but there is one large
banana plantation 011 which this
delicious fruit yield most ahund
antly and in the greatest perfection
Grapes are also raised extensively
growing in almost every yard They
ripen from two to four weeks eari
ad to rival Florida in th pro
f ESSE TOKE kS8v Secretary
Brownsville Cameron Co Texas
1st 300 acres of land two must
from city hall of Brownsville se
ated on Itesaca la Guerra una
horseshoe alllnent of such resaca
on mail road suitable for fruit or
chards 30 acres now in irrigation
with pecan walnut chestnuts
plum peach pear apricot cherry
Japanese persimmon fig grape and
ribbon cane Can be subdivided
into 5 or 10 acre lota giving each
abundant water supply there being
a depth of 5 to 15 feet of water all
seasons of the year Price 10 to
25 per acre according to location
Will tell in a body at special rates
2d 32 pieces adjoining one of
201 and the other of 120 acressitu
ated on Re < aca liaucho Viejo five
miles From city hal on mail road
Both pieces almost surrounded bv
water of 10 to 15 feet in depth 40
acres under irrigation Ibis land
iseqialto if not superior to the
Mississippi bottom lands and can
be made a paying investment for a
fruit orchard or truck gardening
Jan be subdivided into 5 to 1U
acie lots Price 10 to 25 per
acre whole tract on special terms
3d 1G0 acre tract two miles
from the city of nrowusville on
resaca with good water supply
Ebony Mesquite Ash Hackuerry
the i > one who desires fo sub divide
This is undoubtedly
ten
small tracts this is a paying in
vestment Sold in bulk only Price
10 per acre
4th 25 000 acres in one bod
having a frontage of about six
milS on the Uio Grande Kailroal
pn the south and the Arroyo Col
orado on the north Well limber
ed along the streams and lakes ba
lance piairie Includes within its
limits the famous battle Celds of
Palo Alto and Resaca tie la Palma
Arable and pasture Price 3 per
acre 5th A tract adjoining No 4
which togother with that tract will
include 100000 acies in one body
very desirabln Special terms to
colouizist
0th 10000 acre tract ahout
ree
ier than in anv other section
Ofice 1 his land s well fmihe
all of
Many planter h ere make
watered soil 1ll11vnl adapted
I drown t < d win Orange um
iruits cotton com cane etc
a 1lemons also grow in prohnio
tract obligating to colonize
7 tb IG10 tore tr et frontiii < n
the Rio GiniJc ibotit twenty miles
from Brwrf > vilH aud 8 roilea from
Smitii ilm a 30 iicnps under culli
v tion on ti w liids on river froot
All ond Br ble lnud Prii o c 3 per
nrre
8b 723 ncrcg trinegubir form
fioiitinii on Uio Grumb 1G iiiicH
hhove Brow vtilc 0n bind Widl
untprvl Prici 3000
Jih Numrrni raRt of pnetiirc
lndP from 1000 to fiMO ncrfo trcb
in differ ut parlj i > f the county
1MK This ia a v > iy lUsirnbe
place for a pmall fruit or iruok farm
coittiiiniiL 10J iifies w > tb n new
irick dwotlm of 0 rOiiH frame t > tn
t lo fed ob 3r oufiniu3 f and Jfirj > e
1mdcrj5ronril eist > rn bn c urib s lrom
Browupvdl on lftpnon de la Palnm
on tbo county ro d
r
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DEALER IN
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lUimirt Doors Sash Painty
Oils and Varnish
ALL FJJSJJ OF
BUILDING MATERIAL
The verv highest Cash prices paid
foi IJ ides Wool Cotton
Bones 1 Hair Etc
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CENKISAL AOKNT OK HnilTIIEItN Uvs
Mew Honie
The Iest and Easiest 1uniting
iMachuie m the World Tool
the Medal for sumrioty at
the recent Columbian
Wold8 Fair
Dealei in
JEWELUY ARMS
AMMUNITION
Oominercio Ot
8a
Sat
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CONCORDIA
Boarding and Lodging Iloutj
Thirteenth street
PASODAL A BKIbENO Prop
Lntcot Millernfl Hotel
Meals t all home Collin and
Chocolate Fish nerved at all hcur
of day and iight
Brownsville Texas
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CUSTOM HOUSE
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HBRCHAKDISE IHtSKEll
Consignments olici eu
JtrowviunUCy
Texas
H G Erausse
1 MiP Is now 1repared to do all kinds of
Watch ana E ock wort
amlSilvcrwareof ab
Repairing Jew clo
Kinds a ifjicclallty
KLIZAliETU STREET
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Cildl HCDldulOlH
Branl by Ihiy Yetk or Month
at ileasonnhto
Tnldo Biipplied with ihe besl
lb < mnrkit ailonltl
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Maimce
U r Hoiibton and tr t
au Antonio
STREET
Hotel
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Texas
Modern coiivpniencistuiaii e a s > cp
cialtj r ites S2 Wi pi r d y rtcla car
ijsj p us door to and fr in all depots
LI DW1U RIAHJUi
AND
Matamoina
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Prop
F B Armstrong
TAXIDERMIST
DEALER IN
Jilericiin anil Southern Birds
AfaimiHtl Skin Bird EHjx
and tjiCKivictm of Nat
ut nl History
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x c iluctrit for Mooctatc Fees
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