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BROWNSVILLE DAILY HE RALD. VOL. XV. MO. 284. - BROWNSVILLE, TBXAS FRIDAY, MAY 31, 1907. ' " , SINGLE COPIES, 5 CENTS The Right the Rio Grasde Valley at E. H. Caldwell's. We wiH give yot the best that, money can buy in THE BIIDSELL WAGON Avery Plows. Planet Jr. Cultivators. Send us your orders for these and other supplies for Engines, Water Supplies &. Heavy Machinery. We have the goods. The prices are right. The goods are delivered. We Solicit Your Business. E. H. CALDWELL Corpus Christi, Texas l HALLAM COLONIZATION CO. OVER MERCHANTS Representing Lands From Corpus j 8 Christi to the To Be And comfortable in these 'warm days is' a blessing:" : WE ARB DISPENSING BLESSINGS, In the shape of COOL NATTY SUITS at from $7.50 to $25. Fine . Panama Hats, Straw Hats, Light- . weight Stetson Hats, Canvas Shoes,. ,Oxr . fft ' ' fords, Shirts, Light-weight Underwear,' .h- ' Hose, Neckwear and the other necessities That Make Life Worth Living To be sure, "ASK YOUR FRIENDS." SPERO'S Coabe Building, Next le Pestafffee Brewed and Lone Brewing Co., San Antonio, Texas. Hardware for XJ NATIONAL BANK 8 Rio Grande Cool 95". Bijabeth Street, Browasville 1 "Texas Beer for ; Texas People." No tetter beer is produced in tne whole United States, than ALAMO alTlTLED BEER Yon only Lave to try a Lottie to Icnow it. Bottled by Star NATIVE PALMS AT BROWNSVILLE Noble Grove Threatened With Complete Extermination. Said to.Be Only Trees f this Species In Entire United States Strong Plea for Preservation of this Stately Grove By Prof. Sliies. There's a grove of noble palm trees in Texas as impressive and beautiful, as rare and unique as those famous Sequoish gigantes, the wonderful redwoods of Cali fornia. They are the only trees of their sort in Texas or in ihe United States. Far down where the Rio Grande, the Nile of Amer ica, which, like its name-sake, Jakes it source among1 the eternal snows, flows through burning deserts and forms a delta in its lower reaches as rich as that of Egypt, stands this grove of palms. These kingly trees lift their tops fifty feet or more toward tropic skies, crowning tops surmounting stately columns whose beauty is of the .type of the Corinthian column of architecture. Sisters are these palms to the famous palmettos of Florida, but finer, greener and far more beauti ful in every way. Once they adorn ed this delta along the Texas bord er from the old town of Edinburg, now Hidalgo, to Brazos Santiago. Once they stood in verdant groves" all along: the Lower Rio Grande Valley, but before the march of progress, commercialism has swept them away, as it has the buffalo and the red man, and as it woud have swept away the famous red woods if the people of California had not awakened to their value and stopped the slaughter. Even now but a handful .are left of the anginal number of these grand palms, but even these are state ly grove, the admiration of every lover of Nature who is permitted to look upon them. Harvey Stiles, in making a plea for the preservation of what re mains of the stately palms, which are native of the soil upon which they grow says: "I do not know how it shall be done, but last week when I visited them there was only a remnant, bravely whispering their strange, sweet story. Since I had last een these groves along the river front, a few miles below Brownsville, hundreds of the most beautiful had been slaughtered and only their prostrate trunks and ruined crowns remained, More are being taken out constantly and soon all will be gone unless ruthless destruction is stayed. The ground they oc cupy is being pre-empted by the husbandman, but a part of this grove, at least, should be . saved to the State and preserved as a monu ment to the donors and a price-lesS boon to the people of the State." It may be added that the owner of a part of this palm grove, since it came into his possesssion, has endeavored to preserve it and has stopped the destruction insofar as his holding permits. San Antonio Express. Deafness Cannot be Cured by local applications, as they cannot reach the diseased portion of the ear. There is only one way to aire deafness, and that is by constitutional remedies. Deafness is caused by an inflamed con ditionof the mucous lining of the Ens i tachian Tube. When this tube is inflam ed yon have a rumbling sound or imper fect hearing, and when it is entirely clos ed, Deafness is the result, and unless the inflammation can be taken out and this tube restored to its normal condition, hearing -wilt be destroyed forever; nine cases out of ten are caused by Catarrh, which is nothing but an inflamed condi tion of the mucous surfaces. Wfe will give One Hundred Dollars for any case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Onre. ' Send for circulars free. F. J.CHENEY & Co., Toledo, O. Sold by Druggists 75c FIRSTS CAR-LOAD OF. WATERMELONS. Juicy: Laacima, Dark-Green Beauties G from Brewwville to Kanos City. The,first car-load of watermelons from Brownsville this season were shipped-this morning by McDavitt Brothers to Kansas City. There were il85 of the luscious, dark green beauties an the lot, which Messrs. McDavitt bought in the local market. The original cost of themelons at Brownsville was $310, the highest price over paid here for a car-load of watermelons. No doubt, the enterprising ship pers will make bigreturns on their venture, as watermelons in May bring fancy prices markets. in northern NURSERY AT BROWNSVILLE Grilfings to Establish Branch of Their Big Nurseries On Four Acre Tract ! Near Town. The Herald learns with pleas ure that the Griffing Semi-Tropic Nursery Company, which now has extensive nurseries at Sarita and Raymondville, has made arrange ments to put in a branch nursery at Brownsville, having closed a lease yesterday for a four acre lot just opposite the People's Ice plant. W. C. Griffing of the company was here and made the arrangement in person, and he it was that infoimed a Herald representative of the fact.- s Mr. Griffing will begin to- pre pare the ground for planting in a very short time, and by the fall Brownsville will have within the limits ofits suburbs a four-acre plot of all kinds oL semi-Jxopic fruits, nuts, etc., which will not only furnish our people with stock for planting, but will also serve to demonstrate what can be done here iu that line. The-opening of the Griffing nur sery at Brownsville is an event of importance and should be welcom ed as such by our people. Hello, to Lyford and Raymondville! A long distance call from Lyford broke the stillness of The Herald office at two o'clock this afternoon, when a phone message from that coming city, from Manager Steg man of the Telephone company, announced that the long distance line had just been connected at Lyford. Mr. Stegman also said that he would connect with Ray mondville this evening, thus" . put ting that growing community also in closer touch with Brownsville. This will add greatly to the con venience of both Lvford and , Ray-. mondville and be quite an advant age to Browusville also. The Herald understands that the line1 will nrobablv not be extended he yona Raymondville for the present, but efforts will be made to obtain communication with Kingsville and the outer worjd through the ranch telephone connecting El Sauz ranch with Kingsville and belonging to Mrs. King. Notice of Dissolution. Notice is hereby given the part nership between Mrs. Ida H. B Combe and David Maltby, was dis solved on the 31st day of May A D. 1907. All debts due to the said partnership are to be paid, and tnose due irom tne same discnarg ed at the store on Elizabeth street, in the City of Brownsville, where the business will be continued by the said David Maltby. Brownsville, Texas, May 31st. A. D. 1907. " Notice, Civil Engineers and Sur veyors. We will let contract to subd. Ide 15,000 acres of land in 160-ar-e blocks. . For further information call on me ar San Benito. 10tm21 ' '. S. A. Robertson. ! , Little, drops of water. Little trains of sand, JAtJcc the farmer -wealthy! On the Rjio Grande. San Benito Land & WaterCb. A GOING CONCERN. Eleven cTWiles of Canal completed. zAny quantity- of Land you want from a Town Lot to a thousand acres. - s WE cARE ON THE JtfAIN LINE if -gg St.L. B.C&.JK. - - At SAN BENITO, formerly BESSIE. OFFICERS: .Alba Heywood. Pres., W. HjStencerAvicelPres. andlGen. Manaeer. E. F. Rowson. Trcasnrer:!lSam.Robertson.ISecretary, DIRECTORS: Albal Heywood. O. W. Heywood.'W. Scott Heywood.:w.:H.- Stenccr. - , k bam Robertson. E. F. Before yon buy on acre, see E. F. Rowson & Co., AGENTS FOB San Benito Lands and Town Lots,. Also Large Tracts for Investment Cheap. Coleman AGENTS FOR. San Benito Land and Water Company. - For Sale, Sugar Cane Land, Tropical Fruit Land,, Vegetable Lands in blocks of 20 to 1(6 acres, ON LARGEST IRRIGATION CANAL In the Brownsville District and sear Railroad!' FOR. SALE, 3, 4, 5 and 6 ROOM Cottages Built in Sections Up-to-date and attractive, homes for permanent occupation, put on your property in very snort notice. See our four-roam cottage office. PREMIER Near the Ferry, MERCEDES MENTION. Newsy Budget of Personals and Other Local Items Great Progress On Canal. To The Herald: Mercedes, Texas, May 31. Mrs. Chester B. Davis has returned from a montn s sojourn at aionterey, much benefited by the baths at To- po Chico springs. Mrs. James Henry Allen of St Louis, accompanied by her son from Arkadelpbia, Ark., spent sev eral-days here, early in the week, In consultation with contractors, carpenters and dealers in building material, relative to the erection of herfine winter home on Lake Cam pacaus. Mr. Wm. rnce spent two or three, days recently, resting and recuperating" at Pbipt Isabel. Mr. Shapleigh, the contractor, has begun work on a residence for Mr. Wm. O'Fallen. Miss Mary Day, the popular young woman who presides in the office of the Hotel Mercedes, and her sister, Mrs. Louis Doss of St. Louis, spent "Sunday in Browns ville and Point Isabel Mrs. j. if. btephenson ot .orsi- cana chaperoned a party of younfj people here Saturdvy. In the par ty were Miss "Singer of Corsicana, Miss Rogers of Loudon, Tenn., and Misses Dabney, Annie HiH, Sunshine Hill, and Mr. W. A. Francis, Gordon Hill and Hickman Hill, all of Harlingeh. Mr. and Mrs. Lytle Harrison and Mr. James Griffin were late Rowson. R. L. Batts. Lindsey, BUILDING CO. Brownsville, Texas. Mercedes visitors to Brownsville. Dr. Wm. Brumby, state healtii officer, accompanied by Dr. Geo. Cox of Corpus Christi and Mr. Frank Rabb, came up from Brojrns ville Tuesday in Mr. Lon Hill's, automobile' The hotel register for the last week contains, among many others, the names of Mr. E. C. Singer or this state, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Leifat of St. Louis, Chas. E. Smith, of Washington, D. C, and Mr. Loss: Brulay of Brownsville. Nearly all J of these have shown their faith 5a this point by making auhstahajX investments. That handsome and popnlas young woman from Brownsville Miss Anita Cocke, was a welcome visitor to Mercedes on Saturday and Sunday. GREAT PROGRESS ON" CANAI,. . A drive through the country pa Tuesday revealed great progress on. the company's work. The emer gency canal is finished, the east trunk of the main canal will te fin ished in two weeks, June first will see two of the siphons at El Fusti completed,, while work on the pumping plant is being pushed as. fast as possible. One hundred and twenty-five teams will soon bfr at work on the canal north of tha railroad. That Beautiful Gloss comes from the varnish in Davoe's Varnish Floor Paint; costs 5 cents more a quart though. Sold by Frontier Lumber Co, Subscribe to TnS Hjpspifc.