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The Brownsville Herald.
OFF ICIAL COUNTY AND CITY JOURNAL lesse O. Wbeeler. Proprietor. Consolidated in 1893 with the Daily- Cos mopolitan which was published in Brownsville, for sixteen Years. SaUred at the Postoffice. Brownsville. Texas as second-class natter. Terms of Subscription: iiDAltv: Published every evening ex cept Sunday, daily by mail postpaid to anv point in the United States, Mexico or "Canada, or delivered by carrier to any part of Brownsville, Texas, orMatamoros, Mexico: m Onec:y one year . J-J" One copy six months 1 WmW :-PrAUshed fg mail postpaid to any point in the TJm.ep: -States, iiiexico vi rn One copy one year. J-. One opy six months; One copy three months. " Subscriptions invariably due and pay able in advance, advertising rates on application. Slakes all checks payable to j;jESSE O. WHEELER. FRIDAY. JUNE 14. 1907 PICKING COTTON NEAR BROWNSVILLE. Particular attention is directed to the article iu another column -describing the 250 acre field of cot ton near Brownsville. Cotton growers believe that, of the boll weevil does not materially damage the crop the field will average near ly two bales to the acre. Last year the average was one and one fifth bale to the acre, but then the crop was a late and the boll we-, vil did considerable damage. Toj those enjoyed in raising cotton j -on land that averages 1-2 bale to the acre this will be interesting, i .and we expect quite a number of cotton growers from the older sec tions of the country will pome to view the crop on the Champion farm. On another farm near the city .cotton is now being picked. 'The death of Senator Morgan of Alabana removes from the halls of Congress one of the noblest characters that has ever been hon ored with a seat in the Senate. Pure of heart,- he was, a sturdy op ponent of all forms of legislation that he believed abridged the in herent rights of the people. His work in behalf of the Nicaraugua caual was almost the direct cause of our government taking up the -construction of the Panama. Throughout his career, he was a rotable example of the best states men the great republic has pro cluced. All About Breath. Professor Emil Otto, the Ger--man educator, read at a dinner in Milwaukee an essay on "Breath" that a Milwaukee school teacher Srad giventfiim as a curiosity. This essay, the work of a boy 9, ran as , follows: "Breath is uiede of air. We breathe with our lungs our lights. our livers and our kidneys. If it wasn't for our breath we would die when we slept. Out breath keeps the life agoing through the nose, when we are asleep. Boys that stay in a rcom all day should not .breathe. They should wait til they get outdoors. Boys iu a room make carbonicide. Carbonicide is the most poisonous of living things, -dead or alive." Two Squabbles. Senator Tillman was discussing a. recent quarrel among financiers. "Those men threw a good deal of mud at each other," he said smiling, "and most of the mud stuck. It was an interesting squab- tie. It reminded me of an incident in a southern jail. There were two prisoners la this jail. One was in for stealing a cow- The other was in for stealing 3. watch. "'Exercising iu the court yard one morning the first prisoner said tauntingly to the other: "What time is it?" Milking- time," was tne re port." To disperse treckles, take one jnnce of lemon juice, a quarter of a drachm of powdered borax, and 2ialf a drachm of sugar. Mix, and let them stand in a glass for a few iays. Then rub it on the hands and fjase occasionally. THE LOWER RIO GRANDE Development of .Land 'Between Fordyce and Brownsville. W. D. Horaday Tells of the Great Work of Converting Old Battlefields into ' Truck Gardens, Fruit Orchards and Vineyards. The historic battlefields of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma where much patriotic American blood was shed in the latter 40's when General Taylor with his army of hrave men made their trip into Mexico are being converted into warden snots says W. D.' Horna- day in the San Antonio "Express The same energetic force that wrested victory over Mexico in the face of tremendous odds is rapidly bringing about a wonder ful transformation of this lower Rio Grande border region. For uianv lone years the allu vial valley of the Rio Grande lay doimant. The remoteness of the territory placed it out of the reach of the ever active American cap ital. The awakening came with the building of the St. Louis, Brownsville & Mexico Railroad which affords the valley region an outlet for the various products of the soil that may be raised with very little effort. Stretching south from Harlin- gen to tsrownsviiie, a uisiuuce twenty-five miles, and west to the new town of Samfordyce, a dis tance of fifty miles and eastward to the Gulf coast, another twenty five miles or so and thence down , to the mouth of the Rio Grande, are more than 2,000,000 acres of land which is rapidly being brought under the touch of irrigation. In cluded this area are the famous Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma battlefields. When the irrigation improvements were started these places .which served in a great measure to bring about the ultimate victory of American force of arms wpre overtrrown with a dense growth of small timber and a wil derness of chapparral. The con quest of labor and money has al ready accomplished a great deal. No section of the United States of similar size is undergoing at this time the amount of agricultural development that is to be witness ed here. The irrigation system, known as the Mercedes project, which B. F. Yoakum and associates are hav ing constructed here exceeds in size any private canal scheme at tempted in this country. To Mr. Vnakiim is eiven the credit for hriii?ine to the attetion of the monied interests the wonderful possibilities of the Brownsville re gion in the matter of agricultural development. Hr had investigat ed and familiarized himself with the soil and climate here long years before he had reached a posi tion in the railway and financial world to put into execution his plans for reclaiming the hundreds of thousands of acres of alluvial soil. The success of reclamation nroierts inaugurated under the I j w auspices or tne i?eaerai joveru ment were but examples of what could be done for the valley of the Rio Grande. Mr. Yoakum built a railroad down to Brownsville from the north and extended a branch line from Harlingen to Samfor dvce. splitting the valley lands in half for a distance of fifty miles. With the assurance that an outlet to the market was now afforded, the enlistment of capital to esta bush great irrigation systems was a comparatively easy manner. Some idea of the' amount that the Mer cedes project will cost may be had when it is known that more than $1,125,000 has already been ex pended and the great system of canals and laterals is far from complete. Wnen . tne plans are finally consumated more than $2,- 500.G0 will have expended in the work and 300,000 acres of land placed under water. It is intend ed to ultimately increase this ir- rigible acreage to 800.000. The project was based upon the purchase by Mr. Yoakum' arid as sociates of the 300,000 acres which are to be placed under canals and ditches under the present contract. This land was purchased before the building of the road into Brownsville. It is stated that the price "paid for niost of the land was $3 per acre, or an initial invest ment of $900,000 on the part of Mr. Yoakum and those associated with him. It is claimed that the land will produce anything that can be grown in a semi-tropical re gion and that several crops per year can be raised upon the same laud. The headquarters of the irrigation project are at the new town of Mercedes which is located v near Harlingen. The place Is growing rapidly. It is interesting to note that offers of as high as $250 an acre have been made for some of the land belonging to the Yoakum syndicate. None of it could be bought for less than $40 per acre. A jump from $3 per acre acre to $250 per .acre or to even $40 per acre, Within the short space of four years, shows what the new-comers think of the re gion in an agricultural way. Lon C. Hill is another man who has done much to bring about the developmen of his valley cqunt Mr. Hill prides himself on the In dian blood that flows through his veins. He come to Brownsville less than five years ago. He says that when he reached the border town he was worse than broke. Not only did he not have any money or property but he was iu debt. His wealth is now conservatively esti mated at $800,000. He says he owes but a few thousand dollars. He is the owner in fee simple of 160,000 acres of Rio Grande valley land. He got his start by acting as the agent of Mr. Yoakum and as sociates and others in the purchase of lands, that are now embraced in the various irrigation enterprises. He struck the Brownsville region at a time when land could be pur chased for a mere song. He says persons who owned land adjacent to the river hegged him to take it off of their hands for prices ran ging from $3 an acre. With what money he could command he began buying this land on his own ac count. He was on the ground noor when the rush of investors began to pour in after completion of the railroad. He made many big deals, always netting, large profits, and gradually added to his possessions until he is now one of the largest, if not actually the largest individ ual lan owner on the lower Rio Grande. He has started to work building an irrigation system that will almost equal the Yoakum pro ject in size, the mam canal will "run all the way from Harlingen to the riven near Brownsville. Not only his own holdings of 160,000 acres, but large adjoining tracts will be irritated bv Mr. Hill's system. P. E- Blalack is a pioneer alo-g with Mr. Hill in the devolopment of the valley lands- Mr. Blalack visited this region when he learned that it was to be connected with the outside world by means of a railroid. He purchased large bodie of lan J, situated close to Browns ville, and has established irrigation svstems thereon- He has three hundred acres in sugar cane and will increase this acreage each year until all of his land is brought incul tivation. He has organized a com pany with a capital stock of $300,- 000 to grow sugar cane had refine sugar. A large sugar mill and su gar refining plant will be erected near Brownsville. Alba Heywood and his brother who made enormous fortunes in the oil fields of Texas and Loui siana, are building an irrigat.on system which will water about 45, 000 acres of land between Har lingen and Brownsville. There are many irrigation pro jects on foot along the Rio Gran de. A large number of Northern oeoole have been attracted to this territory and the spirit of improve ment and development is stirring the old-time Mexican element who were for so long in control ol lands here out of their apathy and they are beginning to realize that a new era has dawned for the remote striD of. United States domain that was made historic by the bat ties of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma. tAJ.tJ.At.Jii.m.J:J.l4.WW' Xas 2)os ...IRaciones s Tiie public will find aa extensive ft assortment of Dry Goods, Shoes, 3 Hots, Jewelry and Saddles it Jj prices without competition at I Lcs Dos Naciones, Ji M. SAHUALLA (Sb COMPANY Front, of Market. t'fffT,fTTt,fTTTTTTTTTTrfff The Metropolitan Only UptoDate Short Order Restaurant In the City. Regular Meals 25c SPECIALTY IN LUNCHES FOR TRAVELERS, Famished Rooms 50c and 75c. Si A. CL0ETTA, Proprietor. Next to Crixell Saloon. Brownsville, Texas ARE YOU FAT? Then you certainly have not used "ANTI-C0RPU" "AVrt-CORPU" is a harmless remedy and iee is sold under a positive suaranteeto redluc FAT or money back. days 30 treatrr a " Jl bomttle ANTI-CORPU, reduces this swelled slom. achandauh Superfluous' Fat, and turns it Into cones. muscle and brain tissues. ' FAT Is not only ugly tul dangerous " Heart failure. Kidney disease and Apoplexy, are mat friends of Fat ' "ANTJ-CORPU" removesfat at the 1 rate of 3 to 5 pounds mvxek. Nostar- 1 liationdiet, no eierctsentcasary. Pleas-1 lent to take ami absolutely harmless. Cares Gout and Rheumatism. $1.00 ocr bottle. ANTI-CORPU is not a stomach-wreckine druc or patent medicine. It is made absolutely out of vegetable matter only and is perfectly harmless. It is made in uie snape oi a iniuraic aou Dleasant and easy to take. It is endorsed by physicians and scientists all over the United states as the only sure ana saie Anu-rai remedy. "ANTI-CORPU" reduces double chin, fat hips and flabby cheeks. "Makes dull complexion clear, pnd healthy, and the skin close-fittins and free LTm wrinkles. FAT people reduced by ANTI-CORPTJ do not become fat again. SOLD UNDER A GUARANTEE. ' atctt-CORPIJ" is guaranteed to be absolutely harmless and to reduce fat from 3 to 5 pounds a vreekor MONEY BACK. We are a corporation and perfectly responsible. Price 51 per bottle, ask your arugtnsi ior n. but take nothing else "just as good," or we will mail it to you (postage prepaid) on receipt of price. We will send a sample bottle on re- t SK ceiptof 10 cents to pay for postage j naptinp if vnu will mention that you saw the Ad. in this paper. The sample alone may be sufficient to reduce you to me weight desired. ESTHETIC CHEMICAL CO., Desk 2: 511 Sixth Ave. New York. N.Y. Union Bakery John Thielen, Manager Bread, Biscuit, Cakes, Etc. Made Flour From Choicest Brands of Ellrabeth Street, Brownsville. Tex The Kimball House Rates $1.50 per day Table Set. With the best the Market Affords. Raymond ville, - - Texas. -Vi53TS!: leas-ant frr u Unas orer th HENRY BOSCH COM PANY WALL PAPER samples et tost own hcaie sittinz comfortably in year easy chair I Yon can make a better election that war than by ransackine tha stores. Yon eo tha whole- line the Terr Utert desicns-the loveliest tints and riehert color effects, indudine imported pattern. EvCTjttins cood in wall Drfl la tke Beach line. It's economy, Uwuyoa firet th Wwelt Kevr Torfc-Chicaco prices. Will call with Bosch Saraple any hoar you name. Look them orerto your heart's con tent not tne least oouzationvu Ira our way ox sarct : tha Botch Will Fas". U.S. UPHOLSTERY GO. JEFFERSON STREET & POST WALL -P. 0. Box 116 Bm vnsville, Texas I Story Clark, Krell-French AND OTHER. EXCELLENT BRANDS. Second-hand Pianos taken in Exchange. American and Mexican Music. Vehicles, Buggies, Carriages, Wagons, Phenix Safes Fox Typewriters. Modesto ft. Ci:-..t.Al. l vfu. i.ntauciu oucei, opposite cagie uvxg More, m JW. LAA1B, Manager Bownsville, Texas! PROMPTNESS q4ND LIBERALITY The Merchants' NATIONAL BANK OF BROWN S V I L L E Capital Stock, $100,000.00 U. S. Government Depository OFFICERS E. H. GOODRICH, President JOHN McALLEN, Vice President J. G. FERNANDEZ, Cashier E. A. McGARY, tX- TOILET OX- Our stock of toilet necessities was never more complete than now. The first time you come to our drug store ask to look at tnem. fer- ..... .... .Tc. not be in need WILLMAM b tS tne moment, tX- vice you that pf,one 40. Ma;j and pfaone 0fders we serve you better than n u.. t.j.j t ajb tj .-invnn oU We are doing our power to make this the best OX- r- store for you to trade with. J. W. HANCOCK I Finest Assortmnent of Furniture Ever Brought toj Brownsville and must be Seen to be Appreciated .1 'Everything in the Furniture Line at Right Prices" Iron Beds, Davenoorts. Dinine Knnm Suites and in Fact Anything in the House- furnishing Line can WHOLESALE DEALERS IN Dry Goods, Boots ? Shoes Winchester Arms (Sb Ammunition Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Lumber, Shingles, Doors, Sash, Binds and Builders Hardware BROWNSVILLE, TEX. MASON APARTMENTS, Large cool rooms. Two blocks west from depot on Leyeestreet. BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS. T. A. KINDER, Attorney-a-L-Law. Combe Building, BROWNSVTLEn, TEX. Dh Vi P. ARMSTRONG SURGEON Brownsville Tea 11 tt.- Gonzalez I r t n , B DIRECTORS loho McAHen, Jose Celaya, L T. P o Misnel Ferxumdei.Jr. E.H. Goodrich, O.C.Saud-..o.Fxaands Assistant-Cashier. a J SUPPLIES PHARMACV haps you ruAKiuAw of anything at 11 ut . -i, everything in and most ennupnionf rimo- Special messenger service. be found at Hancock's CROSS. MAXAMOROS. MFY Matamoros Hotel Meals Mexican Style Rooms and Mais $1.25 a da U. S. Cy. Guadalupe Gongzalz, Mgr. Matamoros. Mex. Ruhmann & Cook ' ....PLUMBERS..,. Installation of Gasolkc Eagkes and Pnmp a Specially. r i If ) r i r J It 4