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- QNSVltLE DAILY HERALD. Na 179 BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 1907. SINGLE COPIES, 5 CENTS M: ----- THERIO GRANDE COUNTRY IS ALL RIGHT YOUR. RESULTS depend on the RIGHT ' IMPLEMENTS and TOOLS in the hands : of the RIGHT MEN. WE HAVE RIGHT-OUTFITS ,IN QUR-LINE Birdseli and Old Hickory Wagons, Stand ard All Steel S-C. Mattocks, Avery and Hancock Disc Plows, Planet jr. Seeders, Wheel Hoes and Cultivators, Tents, Wagon Covers, Axes E. H.CALDWELL AERMOTOR AND STANDARD WINDMILL tells all about our goods and Is free for the asking. Corpus Christi, Texas I HALLAM COLONIZATION CO. I OFFICES OVER EAGLE DRUG STORE Representing Lands From Corpus Christi to the Rio Grande TO THE CITIZENS OF BROWNSVILLE I We wish, to call your attention to the great bargains in MEN'S CLOTHING Ave offer, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 29th We offer you the finest made suits, overcoats and cravenettes at 33" per cent QiSGOUnt The prosperity which we have enjoyed in the past years, and for which we here take occasion to thank our townspeople, -has made it imperative that we here after make two purchasing trips a year instead of one, and our Mr. A. Spero has already left for New York on pne of these. We wish also to impress upon the minds of our fellow citizens, that aside from the benefit to the city, they will personally profit by patronizing home trade. We assure you that the prices we offer you are as cheap as any, anywhere. We Must Make Room for our Spring Stock therefore we are giving you the opportunity to take advantage of such bargains as the following: Men's and Youths' AH Wool Suits, Overcoats and Cravenettes Regular price Suit $ o.OO NOW $ 4.00 " " " 8.00 " 5.34 " " " 9.00 " 6.00 " " 10.00 " 6.67 " " " 12.00 " 8.00 " 14.00 " 9.34 " 15.00 " '10.00 " 16.00 u 10.67 " 18.00 ." 12.00 " " -20.00 ." 13.34 " '22.50 " 15.00 Reg. .$v.6.00 Overcoat or Cravenette Now $ 4.00 (4 11 u ( It (( 10.00 12.00 "15.00 16.0Q 18.50 22.50 tr et u ( it J 6.67 8.00 10.00 10.67 12.34 15.00 All these are cash prices. Save Money by baying NOW. See Oar Windows. PERO'S Elizabeth Street Combe BaildiBj, Next to Postoffice W. 0. Coleman, Real Estpte Farm Landsf City Property Agent for Bessie Land, Water and Town Site Company Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Lands TOWN LOTS AND BLOCKS Mercantile and Topographical Map OF THE CITY OF BROWNSVILLE For Sale by Louis Kowalski at 30 Cents Each. BROWNSVILLE UNDERTAKING . COMPANY Rubber Tire Carriage on Call PHONE 123 LAND FOfl SALE Farms and Ranches Tracts of 40 and 50 acres and upward to suit pur chasers. Situated near Brownsville. Suitable for Truck and Sugar cane, Cot ton, Corn, Etc. Address, BOX BROTH EHS, ISABEL, TEXAS, or phone with instructions to have message delivered. FREE SEEDS TO ' BE ABOLISHED Committee RecommeiMb Such a Course. . Practice U A Ovtjptw-.fe Ufe&t nm Netting AWfe ton Graft. Money To Be Used for Expert. " menf Staifofts. FRANK RABB Real Estate Agent Brownsville, Texas Have for sale some choice pieces of agricultural land in large and small tracts. Also have a number of tracts of grazing lands. OFFICE: Store of Juan H. Fernandez JAMES B. WELLS cAttorney at Law Successor to Powers & Maxan, Powers & Wells, Wells & Rentfrd Wells, Rentfro & Hicks, Wells & Hicks, Wells. Stayton & Kleberg I buy and sell Rem Estate and investigate land titles. A complete abstract i. all dtles of record in Cameron County, Texas. Practice in all state and federal courts, when especially employed. Land Litigation and corporation practice. A. GOLDAMMER CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER Plans and Specifications Fur nished on Short Notice CITY TIN SHOP FideI Arevalo, Prop. All Kinds of Tin Work Done Promptly aud 'Neatly, . . Also Plumbing. Patronage Respcetfilly Solicited The recommendation of the House committee on agriculture that the congressional free seed graft be abolished, and the money heretofore wasted on this expendi ture be applied in future for the purchase of rare seeds and plants for J;he government experiment stations, commends itself to the approval of most of the leading papers of the country. Among others commenting favorably on the committee's decision, is the Kansas City Packer, which says: "The decision of the House committee on agriculture on Mon day to recommend the discontin uance of free seed distribution by members of Congress was the only one that could have reasonably been arrived at, circumstances con sidered. "The practice long- ago outgrew its usefuluess and for years it has amounted to nothing more than an advertising scheme for congress men at the expense of the people. The seeds distributed have been no more than the ordinary quality and it is a well known fact that growers have made it a practice of consigning the little congressional packages to the waste basket. "The original intention was un doubtedly to place in the hands of fanners new varieties and to en courage improvements in agricul ture, but the political congressman no doubt found that to send seeds to one or a limited number of his agricultural constituents injured the sensitive feelings of those not so favored and this made it appear necessary to generalize the seed distribution. The practice grew until the up-to-date congressman had to hire a clerical force to mail seeds to his entire list of constitu ents and the immense quantities of seed stock required for the purpose made it impossible for the govern ment to use even ordinary care in making purchases. Much of the seed distributed by congressmen has therefore been worse than worthless and the limited number of growers who have planted such junk have really been the victims of imposition. Congressmen have no doubt : understood right along that the practice was iniquitous but the individual member could not well get away from it. "It is small wonder, under the circumstances, that the agricultural committee of the House has recom mended the abolishment of the free seed distribution as heretofore practiced. "The committee's recommenda tion that the appropriation be used in future for the purchase of rare seeds to be distributed by the De partment "of Agriculture through the experiment stations, if finally approved by congress, should prove of real benefit to the country at large and such a course cannotibe commended too highly." They certainly do things on a wholesale scale out in California. The traveler down the coast from San Franrisco to Los Angeles rides through thirty-five miles of grow ing beans. A tract of 3,000 acres is owned by one man. A''bean ranch" may sound rather odd, but that is what it amounts to. The annual bean crop of California amounts to 600 carloads. Overheard at the Opera. Blobbs . Beautiful! Exquisite! Her voice has matchless timber. Slobbs Timber? It sounds to me like a like a whole saw mill in operation. Philadelphia Record. THE GREATEST BATTLESHIP America's. Gum WiM.' Hurl Thousand Pound Shot a Distance ef Twenty five Miles. The "America," when that giant of the seas takes her first dip into the waves, will be- the acme of naval construction, superior fb any thing ever yet planned and built by man for the promotion of peace j and the preservation of national honor. To cost $10,000,000, she will carry a crew of 875 men and be able to throw 7,000 pounds of steel at one broadside discharge. Her maximum gun range is to 25 miles from rifles weighing 55 tons and hurlingl2-inch steel projectiles weighing half a ton. The old "Constitution," the pride of the early navy, fired a shot weighing 32 pounds, its greatest effective range being three miles. She car ried 468 men and her largest gun weighed 5,134 younds. This gun cost $450 as against 64,000 for each of the 12-inch terrors of the "America.'' It is expected that the new ship will be in commission within three years. Hotel Arrivals. The following were arrivals in town Monday at the Miller: B. Grossett, P. E. Todd, Taylor, Ky., G. B. Smith, San Marcos, Tex., Clarence E. Smith and wife, Waukegan, 111., E. S. - Heyser, Geo. H. Avery, Ed. Gollihar, Corpus Christi, C. W. Haight, Lyford, F. A. Manson, Windsor, 111., R. M. Ball, R. B. Ball, Muncie, Ind., F. B. Harrison, Corpus ChrLsti, Ed. Stiliwell, Eureka, Kan., D. W. Weed and wife, Windom, Minn., John Norton and wife, Herman, Neb., L. C. Norton, H. Crook, Neb., wade Hampton, Dallas, A. E. Allen, DesMoines, la., T. N. Dryden, Winden, Minn., John Hargis, Lexington, Ky. At the Leahy: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jones, John L. Bruce, St. Louis. Tuesday's arrivals at the Miller were as follows: S. T. Turpin, Zanesville, 111., J B. Knox and wife, Abilene, Texas, J. M. Johnson, jr., St. Louis, C. W. Justman.- W. H. Robinson, Wa baska, Minn., J. K. Munford, N. Y., M- Heidemann, San Antonio, J. C. Porterfeld, Sidney, 111., M. E. Strauss, New Orleans, Jewett Allin, Chattanooga Tenn, John F. Steck, Kansas City, Louis Derrs. Battle Creek la., J. Si Tripp, St. Paul, Minn, F. A. Munson and H. J. Smysor, Windsor, 111. Hidalgo Happenings. From The Advance Jan 27. County Treasurer W. S. Dough erty is still under medical treat ment at San Antonio, but reports are that he is rapidly regaining his health and expects to be with us in a couple of weeks Wurk on the extension of the ditch of the Hidalgo Canal Com pany is being pushed with vigor, and the lands are being rapidly taken up. There will be a large farming community a mile or two north of here in a few months. Sheriff John Qosner has moved his pumping station at San Juan plantation about half a mile further up the river, so as to run water into the new canals recently made leading to the new sugar fields. Next season Mr. Closner will have about 400 acres in cane at San Juan. Mr- Smith, . an experienced apiarist from Oklahoma, has pur chased from E. R. Jefferdo the property in the rear of Judge Vina's place, and will- at one fit up an up-to-date apiary. There is no question about success in the bee and honey business in this section, and Mr. Smith's experiment will be watched with inlerest. , There are a good many fish in the matrimonial sea waiting to be caught with a. hook of gold. LOUISIANA MOLASSES. Nearly AH of Last Fall's Output Un marketable Under New Food Law. The fact that probably nearly - all the sugar cane syrup and molasses output of Louisiana; last: fall will be unmarketable under a. strict interpretation of the pure food law has been brought out in . correspondence made public here . recently between Secretary of Agriculture Wilson and the Louis- -iana sugar dealers. The latter pointed out to Mr. Wilson that for 50 years sulphur has been used in this state in treating the cane- J juice for clarification, and that be cause of a widely published but erroneous statement last fall that the department of agriculture would permit the use of sulphur to continue the crop which is to be marketed during 1907 was made in the old way. In a few in stances this product has already been refused by those who con tracted to take it, the contractors fearing the law. The Sanitary Kitchen. Inasmuch as all the food enter ing the human system, the fueT, if you please, which feeds the vital fires, is prepared in one room, the kitchen, and inasmuch as this same room is used constantly by all members of the family, it behooves the home builder to plan this room, for the easiest methods of doing: the work, and at the same time to keep it in absolute sanitary con dition, with the least effort. Touching on this matter Farmers' bulletin, No 170, United States de partment of agriculture, says: Perfect ventilation is the first requirement of a kitchen; light comes next, and in turn the pos sibilities of perfect cleanliness.. The walls "should be painted, so that they maj be wiped off with at damp cloth, making cleanliness possible without great demand om strength, and without the disar angements caused by whitewashing and calcimining. The walls and shelves of all kitchen closets should! be painted. Painted shelves cam be wiped off with a cloth every day, if need be. Paper in kitchen closets is always a bid for dust andi vermin. v . Hard wood makes the best kitchen floors. Linoleum or oil cloth, if cut to fit the floor, and" with edges cemented, is perfectly sanitary. A hood suspended over the kitchen range and connected with the flue of the chimney, will gather all the steam and odors and carry them away. Kitchen and pantry sink andl range should be treated frequentlyr to a wash of hot water and am monia, or soda, to keep them clear from deposits of grease. Refrigr erator drains should never con nect directly with the drainage system. Jackson County, Kentucky, is? far famed on account of its family feuds, but it has other claims for, mention besides the deadly battles of its mountaineers. It has a pop ulation of 10,000, yet there is not a single colored voter, nor a citizen of foreign birth. It has no ex Confederates within its borders, no saloons, no registered distilleries, and no work houses. Further than this, no citizen within its domains, ever locks his house. Boise, Idaho, Is the only placte- . in the world where the streets are sprinkled with hot water. . The city and the county buildings are heated during cold weather with out the use of a fire, and subscribers to the city waterworks system get hot water all the time without the expense of stoves. This has beem accomplished by harnessing an in exhaustible hot spring, amd the novel plan works perfectly. It is nothing but contrariness: that enables a woman to cry at o wedding and laugh at a funeral.