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VOL. XIII, NO. 277. BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, TUESDAY, MAY 23, 1905. SINGLE COPIES, 5, CENTS. 0 E3 I. ft Our goods are sold F. O. B. Corpus Christi, with railroad freight prepaid or allowed to your nearest railroad station in Texas, on ship ments of 100 lbs. or more. See new catalog. H' A R D W A R. Windmills, Pipe, Casing, Fittings, Gasoline Engines, Irrigation Pumps, Wagons, Mowers AND HAY MACHINE'RY CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS r J. F. Clarkson Hardware Co Corpus Christi, Texas STUDEBAKER WAGONS AND BUGGIES, CULTITATORS.DISC HARROWS, PLOWS WALKING PLOWS FOR BLACK, SANDY AND MIXED LAND. S3WRITE FOR PRICES AND CATALOGUES WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. J. V. HANCOCK THE UPT0DATE HOUSE FURiNISHER Has just added a nice line of Imported carries tlie ceienrated (jAK-UAiN L) stoves ana;Kauges, yuick JUeal Gaso line Stoves, Bugles and Harness. F'CALL AT ONCE AND GET THE Hy. B. Verhette Saddle and Harness Manufacturer -And Dealer In- Fine Saddles and Harness, Laprobes, Blankets and Buggy Whips. I make harness from 6.00 up; Saddles "from 55c 50 up. Everything1 sold under a guarantee. REPAIRING A Carries almost evervthinp: j J i O Notions, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, TT 1 rf 1 0"L i- "NT siery, underwear, uommg, omrLb, ncck . wear, Enamelware, Tinware, Hardware, Guns and Ammunition, Watches, Clocks, Jewelry,.," laical Instruments, Stationery. Everything sold at the lowest price and for SPOT CASH. cti PHONE 68 Chinaware, Hotel-ware; he also GREAT REDUCTION IN PRICES! BENEFIT OF THE BARGAINS. SPECIALTY. Drwoods. ! ill I Ho- 1 When you visit the make our store your headquarters. 'W e take good care of all MAIL ORDERS. .Men's and Boys' Oatfitfers From Head lo Foot. GALVESTON, TEXAS 4-18 Own a Truck Farm Now is the time of your life to become independent. Don't neglect it. Buy while we are offering inducements. The Brownsville Land &Town Cp. :A!.AJ.AJ.J.J.J.J!,j,,;(. I The public will find an extensive assortment of Dry Goods Shoes, Hcts, Jewelry and Saddles at prices without competition at Las Dos Ncciones, M. SAHUALLA (Sb COMPANY Front, of Market. N'T- TfTf C. F. Elkins. U.. B A.B. cole. U,. B. ' ELKWS & COLE ATTO RNIJ YS-AT-LaW Will practice in all courts. State and Federal Special attention given to land and ab stract business. Will do collecting Office Over Botica del Aiiuila, Combes Drugstore J. A. Dealer Ix Staple, and Fancy Groceries, Confection eries, Fruits, Tobaccoes, Cierars, Etc. OUR MOTTO: Fair dealing and REASONABLE PRICES YOUR TRADE RESPECTFULLY SOLICITED Elizabeth St. Brownsville, Texas E. H. GOODRICH SON .MANAGERS. Cameron County Abstract Company Real Estate and Mortgage Loans. C. H. Thorn, C. A. Roberts , Brs. THORN & ROBERTS, Dentisks. Brownsville, - - - - Texas. t 1 Tillman FIRST EXCURSION Houston Agreed to Brownsville Upon. Excursionists Will Spend 4th of July in Brownsville and Matamoros Large Crowd Expected. The following from the Galves ton News of last Sunday from Houston wiil serve to put the citi zens of this city and, Matamoros on notice, in order that preparations be begun at once for the accommo dation of the large crowd that will visit us on the date' mentioned. The majority of ,the excursion ists will visit this section for the first time, and as first impress ions are usually best, extra effort .should be made to put-the best foot.forward. The Board of Trade, assisted by every citizen of our city, should begin at once pre parations for accomodating the peo ple wh,o have heard of but not seen the twin cities of the Rio Grande. The dispatch follows: Houston, Tex., jjMay 20. Col. Craig of the Macaroni route is in the city today and is maturing plans for the running of the first excursion out of Houston to Brownsville. He took the matter up with Col. T. J. Anderson, and the latter was favorably impressed with the idea; in fact, the event was definitely agreed upon. The plans are to start the train from Houston in the "early morning and reach Browns ville the next morning. The visit ors will have a full day in which to sightsee in the famous old Mat amoros. The train will likely leave Houston on the morning of July 3, so that the Fourth may be spent in Brownsville and Matamoros, leaving that evening on the return. Col. Craig believes the excursion will'grow to large proportions as the train reaches Cuero, Victoria and -other important points on the way. The route will be over' the Macaroni, the San Antonio & Aran sas Pass and the St. Louis, Browns ville & Mexico. Corpus Christi Items. From the Crony, May 20. Brownsville is puffed up because its member of the. legislature is descended from Aztec princes and Spanish hidalgos, while Corpus Christi's vanity is tickled by the knowledge that in the veins of her representative there flows the cbm mingled blood of Irish kings and Greek gods. Accompanied by his wife and their daughter. Miss Margaret. Speaker F. W. Seabury of the late unlamented legislature is resting coolly in Corpus Christi while on the way to home in Rio Grande City. Mr. Seabury appears to be worn out by the long session. He announces that there is no truth in tne rumor that be intends to abandon the banks of the Rio T J , -r-v xuiivu auu move to uaiias. or any other place. Laying track on the St L. B. & M. Sinton-Refugio division will be completed to this side of the Mission river by May 24, unless the weather is unfavorable for pro gress as planned. If will take about five weeks to cross the Mis sion river, the entire length of bridge and trestle approaches being nearly 3500 feet. As the old town of Refugio is on the farther bank of the river, the trains cannot be expected there earlier than July Next week, as soon as the track reaches the river bank, Mc Cabe & Steen's bie forre. all ex- Cept - the bridge building outfii. will be moved to Bay City from whence tracklaying will be rushed in this direction. - For Rent Furnished room. Ap ply at Herald office. 5-6-6-5. ; LIBRARY FOR BROWNSVILLE. Fine Circulating Library May Be Secured at Small Cost, If Citizens Will Act. Brownsville has great need of several very important improve- mpnk tvhir.ri mnv hf Qiirvnlitirl in J v.fiiv.v III time at greater or less cost- Some of these improvements thousrh of the greatest importance and vitally necessary to the welfare of the town, do not seem to be easily ob tainable or very likely to be realiz ed in the near future. There is, however, one actual need which many of our people have doubtless felt keenly, that may be supplied at very small cost, as soon as the necessary action can be taken. That is: a good circulating library. All book lovers or those interested in any particular branch of study must appreciate the great importance of having access to a library contain ing such works as they may wish to read. In Brownsville the lack of such a resource is very much felt. ,and doubtless all who are in terested in books, as well as those who are interested in any move to promote the progress of the town, will gladly lend their support to a plan for securing a circulating li brary. Such a plan has been under contemplation for some time by a few of our people, and all who have been questioned on the "subject have encouraged the idea. This plan is to secure the establishment of a branch station of the Tabard Inn circulating library in Browns ville. The Tabard Inn Library is probably familiar to most patrons of libraries. It is a well known in stitution which operates circulating libraries in most of the larger cities and towns of the United States. To obtain the privilege of securing the Tabard Inn books it is only nec- essarv to -nnrrhflsp nnp Tnh.nrr" Tnn book, at a cost of 551.50. This hnolJlack of space and the hurried may be exchanged by the holder at will, by paying a fee of five cents, the book being the property of the purchaser. The Tabard Inn Library has branches or sub-stations in about four thousand towns and there are four' hundred thou- sand books included m the library , y from which members may choose. Each book is in a Tabard Inn cloth case and carries with it a continuous exchange privilege wherever the Tabard Inn stations exist. The plan may be better understood by reading the circulars explaining the service. At the solicitation of those inter ested in the move, Wm. Willman has consented to take charge of the matter until some definite arrange ments can be effected. Circulars explaining the Tabard Inn Library plan may be seen at Mr. Willman's drugstore, and th'ose wishing to become members may leave their names with him. It is .desired to get this matter on a practicable, working basis as soon as possible, and those who are interested should lose no time in seeing Mr. Will man. This is no money making scheme- whatever, except for the Tabard Inn, but is simply an effort on the part of our citizens to secure good reading matter at a cost within the reach of nearly everyone. The original purchase of a book at $1.50 and subsequent fee of five cents each time the book is exchanged is all that membership in the li brary costs. The tabard Inn has offered to place one of its libraries here, provided a sufficient number of. subscribers be secured. The number required is not large. The opportunity thus offered to secure any of the choicest works of fiction, history or other branches of litera ture will doubtless at once attract all book lovers. It is to be hoped that all who de sire to secure a circulating library for Brownsville will notif Mr. Willman promptly, so that definite arrangements may be made at once. H TTZA Tl tTPm onf n.r ... . Old newspapers for sale at this office TruciT Farm Last Sunday a Hbrald man vis itedjthe Buena Vista truck farm and saw much to interest and admire. Some of the crops' have matured and been harverted bat enough remains to show the won- I , vevm proguctiveness ot tnis moclei farm. The onion crop was not up to the expectations of Mr. Blalack, still it was sufficient to convince him that there is money in onions and he will probably put in a lar ger acreage next season. The many crates of beautiful crystal wax bulbs stacked in the sheds readj' for shipment were good to look at and made the reporter long to be an cmion grower. Next we went out into the fields to view the different crops" now growing, among the most prominent being the large acreage in tomatoes which, are now about read3- for shipment. The Dwarf Champion was the prin cipal variety, and the small plants were simply loaded with fruit. There is also a large variety of fruit trees Which have been put out and all seem to be growing nicely. Almost every variety adapted to a semi-tropical climate is represented and the Buena Vista truck farm bids fair to become a fruit as well as truck farm. The well-known casava, a .splendid forage plant and from which starch is made, is being experimented with, and the plants seem to be thriving so far as we were able to judge. Then there was celery, okra and other truck, all in- agood state of growing. There is also a fine alfalfa field on the farm, which lack of time forbade us to see, but those who have seen it say it pre sents a fine appearance, and prom ises a good yield. A great many other interesting features are no ticeable on the Buena Vista but nature or tne visit prevent more extended mention at present. Hidalgo Items From the Advance, May 21. We are pleased to report that Mrs. W- P. Dougherty who was I, , . , ed so much that she is .now con sidered out of danger. Miss Donita Demere closed her school at the Capote Friday, with a public examination, and a nice little entertainment, which was greatly enjoyed by parents and pupils. '-First cars' ' of canteloupes are being shipped from different points every day but the fact remains that the first car of the lucious fruit was shipped from La Blanca plantation this county abotit the 15th inst. We regret to innounce that Mr. J. B. Sterns and his estimable wife have decided to move to Monterey to reside. During their short resi dence here Mr. and Mrs. Sterns have made many friends, and that they may find the change of loca tion for the better is the wish of all. Hill Hooks of the La Blanca company last fall ordered cucum ber seed, intending to plant a-large area. Ihe seed.were planted, and all came up beautifully, but only, one or two cucumber plants appear ed to the acre. The rest provedito bet cantaloupes of the finest quality,, and now Mr. Hooks is shipping cantaloupes to Kansas Citv and' realizing fancy prices for them'- and he is perfectly satisfied. ' - Sweet potato waffles. Mix yelL together two heaping tablespponr fuls of mashed sweet potatoes, one of melted butter, one of sugar, a little less than.apint of sweet milky four heaping tablespoonfuls d flour, a teaspoonful of akin powder, a little salt and" the whites' of two eggs beaten stiff.. Oil the waffle iron well and, hatf tr syrup or honey cream Lbce " Ihis sauce is canin .r. . , .1 i i made i i - - oy Deatiox one cupful 'of comb noney,,; cut - info small bitsgnto one pint of whipped Buena Vista cream.