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VOL. XV. NO. 244 BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, MONDAy, APRIL 15, 1907. SINGLE COPIES, 5 CENTS': IS A r y - si w THE RIO GRANDE COUNTRY IS ALL RIGHT YOUR JDESULTS depend on the RIGHT IMPLEMENTS and TOOLS in thehands . of the RIGHT MEN. WE HAVE THE RIGHT OUTFITS IN OUR LINE Birdsell and (Hd 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 M H. CAJLB WWLL ! AERMOTOR1 AND STANDARD WINDMILL Our Catalog Wo. 10 gives net cash delivered prices, tells all about our goods and is free for the asking-. Corpus Christi, Texas IJD?3t?lC?l?CD?JI?t?31?JS3t?ltS3 EDC?ICCtCcS3CS3cS3(3CS3CEgl I HALLAM COLONIZATION CO. I OVER MERCHANTS Representing Lands From Corpus j Christi to the Our Clothes and Shoes Have given satisfaction to everyone. " They must. They are guaranteed. OUR CONSTANT REFERENCE: Ask Your Friends. EVERY GARMENT in our clotbes is made with the greatest care and most ex. cellenn finish, and have the Style, Saap aad Cut to Make You SPERO'S Coabe BaHfog, Next to Posioffice Visitors from. THE NORTH ! Do Tipt return home i withbntinvestigating MERCEDES The place you have heard LARGEST IRRIGATING CANAL IN TEXAS, t We positively have plenty of land for sale in town lots, 5-acre tracts, farms and large acreage tracts. Geo, S Freeman MERCEDES, TEX. 14 MBm We, of Hastings. i "m"'"""w'r"'" - X1 "AH 8 NATIONAL BANK X3 X3 )9 X3 Rio Grande X1 X3 X3 Look Well. Elizabeth Street ! about, situated on the DISAPPEARANCE OF HOTEL GUEST C. Engrud Mysterioisly Miss ing Since Thursday. Left Grip and Contents of Much Greater Value tha Amount ef Hefcl Bill " Registered from Oklahoma Xeft Xfter "Breakfast O. C. Engrud who arrived in Brownsville Tuesday night and registered afthe Rio Grande hotel from WalterV'Okla. With him was C. Moore, whose address on the hotel register is not legible. They were apparently traveling together and were here on a prospecting trip. Thursday morning, Mr. Moore left, taking breakfast early to catch the train. On leaving, he remarked that Mr. Engrud was going to remain here longer. The latter came down the same morn ing about eighto'clock, had break fast, and walked out of the hotel. Since then, Mr. Fielder, proprietor of the hotel, has not seen or .heard anything of this guest. Mr. Engrud left his' baggage at the hotel, consisting of a valise filled with clothing, the value be ing much more than the amount of his hotel bill. Mr. Fielder be C3me uneasy about his missing guest, and finally examined the valise for information concerning him. He found, besides a quanta ty of clothing, a check book on the First National Bank of Walters; Okla., and a number of souvenir postcards addressed to parties in Minnesota- On the inside of the grip is the missing man's name, with the address, Os trander, Minn., and the date, Feb 21, 1905. A bottle of medicine for nervous debility was in the jrip. No clue whatever to indi cate where he may have gone or what were his intentions was found. Mr. Fielder has notified the city authorities of the mysterious dis appearance of his guest, and if he does not show up soon, the matter will be communicated to the au thorities at Walter, Okla. Mr. Engrud is described as tall and slender, light complexioned. and apparently about 26 years old He was well dressed, and appeared to be of good habits. It is feared he may have met with foul play, while some conjecture that he may have committed suicide. MAY ISSUE BONDS FOR WATERWORKS Council Instructs City Attorney to Write Attorney General on Subject Other Bujinej Transacted. The city council held its regular meeting this morning at 10 o'clock, a considerable amount of business being transacted. The first business was the quail fying of the five members elected on April 2. After the new city' fathers were duly installed, the usual standing committees for the ensuing year were appointed by the mayor. The most important feature" of the meeting was the adoption of a resolution instructing the city atr torney to write to the attorney general at Austin in order to ascer tain whether the, city of Browns ville can legally issue bonds for the purpose of building a. system of waterworks and electric lights A number of bills were passed by the council. Nell "Do you always sav your prayers before you 'go to bed?" Belle "Yes, indeed, I.do. J sleep in a folding bed'-rPhiladelohia Record. Some men seem to think 'that.as long as they keep out of jail they hTe a pretty good chaace of going to he&Ten. TREMENDOUS CROP OF PEANUTS Largest Ever Planted In Texas At Falfurrias. Large Wholesale Handlers of Peanuts at SU Louis Are the Planters If Ex pectations Materialize Will Ship Trilnloads ef Peanuts. The largest crop of peanuts ever planted in Texas, and probably the largest ever planted in the United States, is now being put in at' Fal furrias on the Barnhart & Wood son, farm, says Falfurrias Facts. Three hundred acres have been set aside for this crop three hun dred acres of as good land as there is out of doors, and land that has proven its wonderful adaptability to the growth of peanuts. For more than a year Messrs. Barnhart and Woodson, who are officers of the Barnhart Mercantile Co., of St. Louis, one of the largest wholesale handlers of nuts in the United States, have been planning for the crop which is now being put in. They have studied the peanut crops of the whole country, and have made exhaustive analysis of the whole proposition. They have come to the deliberate con clusion thac the red sandy loams of this immediate section are the best for peanuts. Their work is not experimental. They have been perfecting"the selling end of the peanut business for the past thirty years; and have been studying- the producing end of it for a decade at least. Planting was begun on Monday of this week, with machines ship ped all the way from Old Virginia for the purpose. The work has progressed at the rate of about 20 acres, per day, and, barring some unepected hitch, will con tinue at that rapid rate until the full 300 acres are planted. If .the crop comes up to expecta tions -Falfurrias will ship train loads of peanuts to St. Louis, next fall, for distribution all over the United States and Canada. The harvesting and threshing of the crop will be a gigantic undertaking; and special thcshing machinery will be built and shipped here to help with the work. This year's crop will be confined entirely to the Spanish variety of peanuts, although it is believed several other varieties will do al most, if not quite, as well as on the same soil. These Spanish nuts are mast in demand by candy manufacturers, and are especially prepared ai St. Louis in the large factory of the Barnhart Co. They are very rich in oil, and have flavor of peculiar delicacy. Before harvesting the nuts, the vines will be cut and cured for hay; and it is expected that the yield of forage will be not less than a ton per acre. Recent experimental bulletins declared that peanut hay is not second to alfalfa, even, as a food for dairy cows, and its sells at fancy prices. Considerate I am afraid you don't like the work." x Yes, 1 do," replied Plodding Pete. "I have so much respect for work that when I see a piece of it to be 'tended to I alius feel : like turnin' it over to somebody else that wouldn't be as likely to spoil it as I would." Washington Star1. Raised Without Irrigation. A car of solid crystal wax onions will roll out of Corpus Christi this evening for Buffalo, N. Y- The onions, raised by Mr. Lee Brown near town and sold to Whitney & Son, looked -fine packed in crates about 600 crates. Mr. Brown realizing over $650 for his car of crystaliwax, raised without irriga tion; Corpus Christi Caller- . He is happy who knows hii good fortnae. Chinese. 1 -" Little dress ef water. " ' - : -Little grains of sand, c7Hakc the firmer -wealthy- 1 On the Rjio Grande. aft Benito Land & Watered. "A GOING CONCERN.' Eleven cWiles of Canal completed. " zAny quantity" of Land you, -want from a Town Lot to a thousand acres. WE tARE ON THE CMMH LINE fT Tgc St. L. B. &'?. At SAN BENITO, formerly BESSIE. OFFICERS: Alba Heywood Pres.. W. H. Stenger. Vice Pres. Sod "Gen.llanaenv "E. F. Rowson. Treasurer; Sam Robertson, Secretary, DIRECTORS: Alba Heywood, O.W. Heywood. TV. Scott Xteyw6od.-3V. H. Stenter. Ssm Robertson. E. F. Rowson. Rv L- Batts , BROWNSVILLE WILL BE HEARD Sergt. at Arms of Senate Will Sub poena Witnesses. Writes Mayor Combe f o Inquire if Per sons Subpoenaed Will Accept Service By Telegraph List of Wit nesses Wanted. Brownsville will be given a hear ing before the Senate Committee on military affairs, which is in vestigating the outrage by the negro soldiers upon Brownsville the night of Aug. 13 last. A let ter received by Mayor F. T. Combe of Brownsville from D. M.. RaaS' dell, sergeant at arms of the Sen' ate conveys the information that a number of Brownsville citizens are wanted to testify in the investiga tion. t i The letter states that the writer, the sergeant at arms, has been directed by the chairman of the Senate Committee on military af fairs to subpoena a number of cit izens of Brownsville and vicinity to appear before the committee at Washington on May 14, "to tes tify in relation to what is known as the" Brownsville affair." The letter continues: "Senator Warren, chairman of the committee, has suggested that I write you for information as to the following names and whether they will accept service by tele gram as has been done in every case thus far, or whether it will be necessary to personally make ser vice by deputy or otherwise. It is greatly hoped that telegraphic ser vice will be accepted as it greatly expedites the work and minimizes the expense. I will await your reply before communicating with the parties named. I enclose copy of telegram used in such cases." The names of the witnesses wanted are given as follows: Geo. W. .Kendall, F. A. H. Sanborn, Jas. P. McDonnel, Herbert Elkins, il. Ygnacio Domiuguez. Paulino S. Preciado, C. S. Canada. F. j. Combe, Dr.tC. H. Thorn, F. E. Starck, Geo. T. Porter, Teofilo Martinez, Capt. Wm. Kelly, R. E. Creager, and Almas Littlefield all of Brownsville, besides Charles B. Chase and Joseph Bodin of Corpus Christi, Hale Odin and C. E. Hammond of San Antonio, A. N. JacKay of La Forte, Texas, and Jose Martinez, Laredo, now of Brownsville. Mayor Combe today saw all or the -witnesses named who reside in Brownsville and secured from each assent to receiving service by tel egraph, and has written to Mr, Ransdell to that effect. He can not, of course, answer for those residing; elsewhere, but it is quite probable that all will consent. The ievil 'lias his martyrs among men. DuUh. The law tbat roeadfi tbeirorid, tfee some Sesada zfc dnrdrof little fraae. Blackwood's. COURTMARTIAL WILL BE BRIEF Probably Only a Week's Time,. Will Be Consumed. Number of Officers Summoned arWif nesses In Behalf of Capt. Macklin None Appear lo Be Summaned for the Prosecution. There is now every indication , that the Macklin courtmartial wilL be brief in comparison to the Ewtr rose case, and is likely to be frnistl ed within a week's time. A number of ' witnesses fronn Brownsville who were summoned): here to testify have been notified that their presence will nor bere-- quired. As the Penrose court es tablished the fact that the negroes. did the shooting at Brownsville it is unnecessary to bring the Browns ville people here and have them testify. In this the government will save money. Captain Macklin, accused in the: case, has summoned Col. Ralph' W. Hoyt, commanding the Twenty-fifth Infantry, as a witness in his behalf. Colonel Hoyt is now at. Fort Reno. It is expected he will testify relative to protest, made, against sending the regiment to-v Texas. Orders have also been issued at the department summoning Second Lieut. Donald D. Hay, Twenty fifth Infantry, here as a witness. Among the other witnesses to tes--tify in Captain Macklin's behalf will be Major Penrose, Captain , Lyon, Lieutenants Lawrason and Grier. San Antonio Express, CHARGES AGAINST MACKLI1C , Capt. Edgar A. Macklin, Twenty-fifth Infantry, who is to be tried by courtmartial, is charged withu neglect of duty. There is one speci fication in the charge which recites that Captain Macklin was officer of: the day at Fort Brown and faik.61 to respond to an alarm sounded' iin the post, as a result of some, small 1 ms shooting. xi is understood tnat there a nothing in the specification to im-- ply that the soldiers of the Twenty fifth Infantry did the shooting, so this -matter will not be touched upon in the coming trial. v. - , Deafness Cannot be Cured by local applications, , as they rrnrt. reach the diseased portion of tkees-c. There is only one. way to care deaneM and that is by constitutional remedies, Deafness is caused by an inflamed com, dilion of the mucous lining of the Baa tachiaa Tube. When this tube is inflaa ed you have a rumbling sound or imper:-. feet hearing, and -when it is entirely clos ed, Deafness is the resnlt, and unless the inflammation can. be takes, out aad this, lube restored to its normal condition,, hearing will be destroyed, forever; nine cases out of ten are cauced by Catarrh, , which is-nothing- but an inflamed cosdi-. tioaof the mucous surface. We will give One Htmdred Dora Jas on? caec of Deafsw (Me4 by catarrh) that.caBMtbe cBrdiy.,Il CUrrk. Onre. Send for circulars jm F. J.CHEHKY Ce., Tole, O.. , Srid by DncfMta 73c.