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VOL. XV. NO. 283 BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS THURSDAY, MAY 3i, 1907. SINGLE COPIES?,-. CENTS mow DAILY 2 The Right?) rfor -tfce'fckr rande Valley at MAJOR JADWIN GOES TO PANAMA ' ",V E. fie We Will give yot-tbe best. that, money can buy in THE BIRDSELLSVAGON Saceeded by Capt John C. Oakes Who Married Galveston Lady -Major Jadwin Did Good Work for Texas Coast Improvement Avery Plows. Planet Jr. Cultivators. Send s your orders for these and other supplies for Engines, Water SupjEes &. Heavy Machinery. We have the goods. The prices are right. The goods ore delivered. We Solicit Your Business. E. H. CALDWELL Corpus Christi, Texas I HALLAM COLONIZATION CO. OVER MERCHANTS NATIONAL BANK Representing Lands From Corpus j Christi to the Rio Grande X3 X3 X3 X3 X3 X3 To Be Cool In Charge of This Engineering District Four Years." LAND SALES AT - SAN BENITO Oyer, 200,000 )Vorth in Farm and Town 'Lots. Great Development Now In Progress ,a!ong San Beniio Canal, Sixteen " Miles Above Brownsville: Water In Two Months. And comfortable in these warm days, is a blessing-. WE ARE DISPENSING JBLESS1NGS, In the shape of COOL NATTY SUITS at from $7.50 to $25, Pine Panama Hats, Straw .Hats, -Lightweight Stetson Hats, Canvas Shoes, Ox fords, Shifts, Light-weight Underwear, ' Hose, Neckwear and the other necessities That Make Life Worth Living To be sure, "ASK YOUR FRIENDS." Cebc BalldiBg, Next te Postoffice Elizabeth Street, Browssville "Texas Beer for is No" better beer is produced is tie -wnle United States; than I ALAMO BUTTLED BEER. A You o nly have to try a bottle ,.to know it. Brewed and Bottled by Lone ar Brewing Co., San Antonio, Texas. Maj. Edgar fadwin, U. S. corps of engineers, who has been station ed at Galveston for nearly four years, has been ordered to Culebra, Canal Zone, for duty on the Isth mian Canal. Mai. Tad win will be succeeded in charge of the Galves ton district by Capt. John C. Oakes. The removal of Maj. Jadwin is regretted throughout tfiis district, as he apparently made a thorough and conscientious study of this en tire coast, and made recommenda tions for various important ,im provements which were embodied in the rivers and harbors appro priation bills in the past two ses sions of congress. Among the pro jects recommended by him for the consideration of the last congress, was the construction of the propos ed intercoast canal, as far west as Corpus Christi, the deepening of the Laguna Madre as far as the mouth of the Arroyo Colorado and of the latter waterway as far as Harlingen, and the construction of a six-foot channel to connect the Laguna Madre near Point Isabel with the Rio Grande. The first project was provided for in con nection with the Aransas Pass har bor improvement, and a provision for a survey of the second was also made by congress, but the third re commendation was ignored. It is to be hoped that his succes sor, Capt., uakes, may acquaint himself as fully with the needs of this coast as Maj. Jadwin has done, which he doufitless will do readily, as he has -already had some ex perience in this district, having been an assistant to Major Jadwin since last summer. Speaking of the new appointee, the News says Capt. John C. Oakes, who suc ceeds Maj.-, Jadwin as engineer in charge of the Galveston district. was sent here from Washington as assistant last summer. Until the transfer to the Dallas district of the Brazos River project . earlier in the present year, he was in charge of that important work. Capt. Oakes has had a varied experience in the engineering corps of the army, having served in the Philippines and on the Panama Commission Board. For the past several years he has been a member of the gen eral staff at Washington. He is a native of New York and is 35 years of age. He is a graduate of the New York College and of the School of Mines of Columbia iTJni versity, and also of the military academy. He was made additional Second Lieutenant June 11, 1897; Second -lieutenant July 5 1898;. Fust "Lieutenant shortly after and elevated to' the captaincy on April i3. J.904. " Capt.;7'Oakes married a daughter of former ' Congressman SKB. Hawleydf this -Tcity- Mrs. Oakes is now'in'JElEaso. ""During-his" shor.tr " residence in GalvestonCafet.-.Oakes. has firmly estahOshediifastin- thel'riehd-shTp'-of ;the .ijefiple who have met i1m.vand under -his charge 'the large-projects p the district will be earned through in the same efh cient ma&nekas under Maj. Jad win 's Jiirjtojr Texas Notes. Some idea of the great develop ment jiow in progress at San Ben ito is obtained when the fact is known that within the past three or four mouths no less than $189, 575 worth of laHd in farm lots along the canal hs been sold by the company, besides building lot's in the town-site of, San Benito to the amount of $3,515. These sales were" all in small quantities, of from 20 to 640 acres, anil do not include the tract ot 1.5,000 acres which, was bought recently by the company from J. A. Browne, which also lies near the canal, and which will be sub-divided and sold in farm lots. The actual acreage of farm lots sold amounts to 3930, and the town lots sold number 52. The average price paid per acre lor farm land has been $44.76, while the town lots have averaged near ly $160. Following are the names of the persons who have purchased farm lots: Joseph Roy, Miss M. M Philpott, B. E. and J. B. Philpott, W. O. Coleman, A. C. Childs, E. D. Brown, E. D. Cromer, Al bert Breeden, John Stoocken, Mrs W. G. King, C. Lindsey, R. A. Cunningham, Mrs. Ella Coleman Poole, J. W. Hancock, J. W.vLamb. C. S. Palm, San Benito Grape Land Company, Alba Heywood, W. H. Stenger, O. W. Heywood, A. B. Cole, and C. A. Hunck. Those buying town lots are Miss M. M; Philpott, E. D. Brown A. C. Purvis, E. D. Cromer, Jno H. McCain, T. J. Clay. J..W .Clark.W. O. Coleman, Alba Hey woodr W. H. Stenger and 0."W Heywood. " Many of these purchasers are already located on their land, which they are rapidly clearing and pre paring to plant this 'summer and fall. Some, in fact, have already begun planting. Building is also being pushed, both on the farms and in the town. Most of the buildings sp far are simple frame structures, but.plans are already made for a handsome brick depot, arid hotel, besides several large brick business houses, which will be erected as soon as the material is available. Several small frame residences aTe already completed in San Benito, and peo pie living in them. Work is still being pushed acti vely on the canal, hundreds of hands being constantly at work clearingand dredging.- The com pany expects the canal, to be in working order and the water turn ed in within less than two months This is'one of the most important canal enterprises ever undertaken J in Texas, and its completion will be the. signal for the inauguration of a new agricultural development in this section which will be of very great importance. The above .figures were obtained from"-W:'0. Coleman of the firm of Coleman & Lindsey who have sold over $114,000 worth of the farnrand town' lots, included irk the sales referred' tb. San Little drops of water. Xattiejcraias of sand, eJKake.the farmtr wealthyrj - . On the Rsio Grande, temip Lanfd & Water Co. A fiOING CONCERN. EleventcWiles of Canal completed. 'cny quantity of Land you want from a Town Lot '- to a thousand acres. i - , , " WE cARE Off THE c7HAIN LINE T TgrSt.L. B.CUCM. At SAN BENITO, formerly BESSIE, - OFFICERS: Alba HeyW-ood;.Tres W. H.!SteneerA ViceJPres. andlGen. Manacer. fi.,.F.,Rowsan. TreasurenUSam Robertson iSecretary, ' DIRECTORS: Alba Heywood. .O.W. Heywood.' W. Scott Heywood W. II. Stenger." r . , - , Sam Robertson, E. F. Rowson. R. L. Batts - Before you buy an acre, see E. F. Rowson & Co. 9 AGENTS FOB San Benito Lands and Town Lots, Also Large Tracts for Investment Cheap Coleman (& Lindsey, AGENTS FOR. . San Benito Land aiid Water Company. For Sale, Sugar Cane, Land, Tropical Fruif Land; .. Vegetable Lands in blocks of 20 to 169 acres, ON LARGEST IRRIGATION CANAL In t&e Brownsville; District and near Railroad. TEXAS WILL Bp DRY ' FOR TWENTY DAYS. An addition to the postoffice at San Antonio will be built, which will double its present floor space. Copper bearing rock 'was dis covered near San Antonio this week, In boring a well. The Twenty-sixth Infantry left Fort Sam Houston for the Phil ippinesiTuesday. : The new $150,000 federal build ing at Laredo is completed and the postoffice has. moved in. This is considered one of the finest struc tures in Texas. Lieut. Richardson Asked to Resign. Jhe Herald has reliable in formation froriu a private souice that Lieut. Mack' Richardson, of the Twenty-M'xth Infantry, has been notified by his cotnmaiiding" officer that he mii&t resign his com mission, on account of having been guilty of conihsiji unbecoming an officer and a-gentleman. Under New Liquor Law All Present Licences Revoked July ll-ther Provissons. According to the construction of the new liquor law by the-at-torney general; the entire state of Texas will be dry' "for a period of about twenty days succeeding July 11, and hence the state may have a fair demonstration of the workings of prohibition. abundant rain everywhere, and as a consequence, farmers and stock men are all smiling. rrJ In Sheriff Closner's yard there is a grape fruit : tree loaded with fruit. We examined four speci mens last Friday and they aver aged 12 inches jn circumference. The grapefruit is simply a mam moth lemon, and in this climate it attains to its largest size. It makes. 1 the most delicious lemonade, and j can be used for any purpose "where ; lemon flavor is desjred- . . j Notice to fhe Publia. This, it is claimed, will be thej The management of this, Ther pi actical result of that clause of San Benito Land and : Water the new law which revokes all I Company, understands that, cer liquor licenses now in effect on thel tain parties are endeavoring to day that the law goes into effect, j make-sales of real estate, upon the and prohibits any dealer from sell-1 representations that this Company ing liquor- in Texas after that date j are going to make extensions oE until he shall have obtained a new its Canals, etc., to water -otter license and his bonds approved, lands than those which this .Com according to the new law, which pany owns, or in which they are it is estimated will require about now directly interested- twenty days. The new law will impose a nun ber of additional of restrictions on the liquor trade in Texas, which will make the saloon men keep awake for awhile. Among other things.licenses-will not be issued to any person who has not resided in the town where he expects to do business for at least two years. It will also be necessary to obtain the consent of neighboring resi dents Before a petition fora license will be-grant'ed.' Hidalgo Happenings. From the Advance, May 26. The Run and La Blanca truck men have been shipping ; canta loupes for the past ten days The toot of the auto is becom ing a familiar sound to Hidalgoites. Mr. Closner has got his fine new machine into- perfect working or der, and the blooded bays are tail ing a rest. - Judge Marsh returned Wednes day evening ironi an extenae tnp over the north and central parts of the county. He-reports This will be Notice to, and fa form all persons, that, this- Com pany will not make any extensions beyond its own lands. A Map of the territory we will water is on file in the office of the County Clerk of this -County, to which reference may be had by any one desiring information as to our lands,, arid those jthat we will water. San BenitoLand and Water. Company. M22-30ds. Notice, . Civil Engineers and Sur- , veyors. .We will let" contract to subdivide 15,000'" acres oT land in 160-a:re blocks. For further information call on me ar San Benito. I0tm2i. S. A. Robertson. Paint Your Bu$gy for 75c. io-Sl.00 with Devoe's Gloss Car riage Paint. It weighs 3 to 8 ozs more to the pint than others, wears longer and gives a gloss equal to new .work. Sold fey s . . Frontier. Lpaaoot, Cc Subscribe to Thx Hraj.d.