VOL. XVI. NO. 10
BROSyiLLK TXAS MONDAY, JULY 15, 1907.
SINGLE COPIES, 5 CENTS
tbfrRio Grande Valley at
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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HALLAM COLONIZATION CO.
OVER MERCHANTS NATIONAL BANK
I Representing Lands From Corpus
Christi to the Rio Grande
A NiW HOTEL
Offered by Mrs King to a Stock
Rock Island Railroad Has Appropriated
$100,000 to Puih the Advertising
of the Brownsville Country and
Bring Prospectors 'Here
has received a very
A chance for Slim People
to buy their Pants for $2.50
a pair, which are actually
Worth $3.00 to $5.00 &
x iaKe lour uunce ax .ou
jr&e a i v
jH Combe Building.. ..Elizabeth Street.. ..Brownsville H
"Texas Beer f or . .
No better beer is produced in.
-the whole United States, than.
You only have ta.try
a bottle to know it.
Brewed end xBteiXrd by
Iu conversation with a promin
ent representative of the Rock Is
land railroad receqtly, jt wa.s learn
ed that the passenger department
of that great system has assurance
that there ivill be an even greater
rush of prospectors to the" Browns
ville country this fall and winter
than there was during the past
The passenger department
its advertising agencies
of letters of inquiry from persons
who have become interested
through the wide advertising which
the wonderful Brownsville country
has received. In order to ascertain
how many of these inquirers intend
coming to Brownsville, the com
pany has adopted a "follow-up"
system, and with each reply to the
letters of inquiry has enclosed a
return postal card asking the recip
ient whether he or she intends
to visit this section. Sixty-five
per cent have replied that it was
their intention to visit Brownsville
in the fall or winter.
It is also annouced on reliable
authority that the Rock Island
Frisco system has made an appro
priation or $100,000 for the pur
pose of advertising the extraordi
nary merits or tne Brownsville
country as the most profitable and
delightful spot in this country for
the homeseeker and those seeking
temporary nifuge from the rigors
of the icy winters in the north.
Special atteniion will be given to
the attractions of the coast at
Point Isabel as a desirable haven
of rest during the winter and its
attractions for the sportsman on
i land and. sea all the year round.
This will give some idea of what
Brownsville may expect in a few
months." There will be a bigger
rush even than was experienced
last year and no possible chance of
caring for the visitors, unless a
move is made at once to provide
bome time ago the progressive
citizens of this city subscribed
$25,000 to try and insure the build
ing of waterworks, but their good
deeds did not result in the city
obtaining the desired improvement.
The Herald would suggest that
if that sum of money were sub-
jscribed to a stock company" for the
purpose of erecting a modern
hotel, it w.ould prove not only a
paying investment, but would
relieve- the present very trying
situation in the hotel business m
R. J. Kleberg, the gentleman
who has worked so earnestly for
the Brownsville country and who
was a great factor in the building1
of the railroad, informs the Her
ald that Mrs- Ring will, donate
three lots on -Levee street, right
opposite . the1 river and Carson'
park, as a" site for the- hotel and
will" take their valuation by our
citizens in the stock of' the hotel
This generous offer should en
courage Browusville to set on foot
a move to organize a stock, com
pany to build such a hotel' as will
be adequate to the needs of the
town. If those who subscribed to
the water and light company will
adopt Mr. Kleberg's suggestion
and put their money into' the hotel
enterprise, they will be accomplish-
ing . something which will be of
tremendous importance in the
development of Greater Browns
Let some of our citizens with!
the happy faculty of being-able t6;
.do. things get together and see. if
'thiSf4esirkT3!e,!impemeflt can be
jJushed' through before faih' '- . - j
THE NEW BANK
Description of the Edifice
Opened for Business.
Colonel W. N- HerX President of the
jGcod Roads Association Comments
Favorably Upon' trie1- Substantial
Character of Mercedes Building.
To The Hbrai.d.
Mercedes "Texas July 13 1907.
The new. Hidalgo County Bank
building' is a structure of which
any cuy nignt De proud. It is a
two story brick of pleasing pro
portions, with galvanized iron cor
nice, iron columns, and orna'
rrtll it -
j. ne wans are nnisnea in green
with the steel ceiling of a lighter
shade of green. The fixtures of
darkoak are very'neat, the direc
tors table and chairs being of mis
in tne rear or tne main room
which contains the president's and
cashier's desks, is the directors'
room. The bank contains a large
fire-proof vault in which is placed
the safe which is of the latest and
most approved design made by the
National Safe and Lock company.
The second floor contains a large
hall and six any, well lighted of
fice rooms all of which were rented
long before the building was com
pleted. There is a modern toilet
room on each floor.
The bank opened for business
Monday July first and received on
deposit for the first day a little
over $5000 which was increased to
$23,000 at the close of business July
10. The bank is incorporated for
$20,000 and the officers are James
Johnston President S. P. Silvers',
Vice President, James Johnston
Jr. Cashier, While the directorate
is composed of the three gentlemen
already mentioned, together with
John; Closner, Walter McNeil and'
Louis N: Booth formerly of
-Brownsville has moved into his
new store building, a neat two
story brick structure, having a bu
siness room below and office and
living rooms above. Mr. Booth is
placing his stock of drugs and will'
be open for business in a day or
Among recent distinguished vis
itors to Mercedes, were Dr. John
S. Dorset of Bonham Texast and
Col. W. H.. Moore of Chicago.
President of the National Gopd
Roads Association who, as' guests
f Mr. and Mrs. Edward H.
Forney spent t. day or two here,
last wees, iiotn gentlemen ex
pressed themselves as greatly as
tonished and higkly pleased with
Mercedes. They commented very
favorably upon the pleasant hotel
and its efficient management, tin
der the able diretion of Mrs. Day,
upon the cultured class x .people
who are settling here; upon the
substantial- character of the build:
ings being erected here, and most
of all upon the high class work'
being-done by the engineering 'de
partment directed by its able head,
Mr. Chester B. Davis of New
John O. Kelly has recently
severed his connection with the
American Rio Grande land and
Irrigation company, and gone to
Mrs. Robt. James is eKtertairting
her sister, Miss Volz of Olniijo
whp. expects to remain here most
of the summer.
Chester Davis and wife went to
Corpus the Fourth, remaining over
Sunday. They report a pleasant
time, ' '
Mrs. Geo- Gox has gone to Cor
pus to pay her mother a two weeks'
E- Wallace of St. Louis arrived
last Thursday 'niht. Mr. Wallace'
corns? to assist Mrs. Day in the
management of the Hotel Merce
des', in the capacity of steward.
John L. Puckett1 and' family of
Brownsville.;: later of Hidalgo,
have- boughfca: home -and located
here: -Mr. Euckett intends open-;
itie:leVy.ta'blcf- ! '.'.--!
Little drops of water.
Little trains oCsacd,"
tTKalce the farmer wealthy
Oa the Rjio Gnadc.
ail Benito Land & W&t&Gft
A GOING CONCERN.
Twenty Miles of Canal completed.
oiny quantity of Land you want from a Town Lot
to a thousand acres.
WE cARE ON THE JKAIN LINE xf US? St. L. B.
At SAN BENITO, formerly BESSIE:
OFFICERS: Alba Heywood. Pres.. W. II. Stener.Vjce Pres. and On. Manager.
E. F.-Rowson. Treasurer: Sam Robertson. Secretary'.
DIRECTORS: Alba Heywood. O.W. Heywood. W. Scott Heywood. WjH. Stepsrr.
Sam Robertson. K- F. Rowson. R. L. Batts. - - .
Before yon buy on acre, see
E. F. Rows!! & C
San Benito Lands and Town Lots,
Also Large Tracts for Investment Cheap
San Benito Land and
For Sale, Sugar Cane Land, Tropical Fruit LaricL
Vegetable Lands in blocks of 20 to 169 acres,
6$ LARGEST IRRIGATION CANAL
In the Brownsville District and near Railroad.
New York's Gity Ferry.
New York city established a lit
tle more than a" year ago a muni
cipal ferry line between' the lower
end end of Manhattan' Island and
the upper ' end of Staten Island,
tnus uniting two' of the city bor
oughs. Recent reports show- that
this ferry is being- very successful
ly operated. The original cost was
bTgb , but the benefits derived for
the people using the ferry are con
sidered as more than offsetting the
cost,' while in time the enterprise
will become more than self sup
pbrting . As it taridS the system
1s now operated' mucu there-satisfactorily
than any privately owned
line, the boats are more comsifX
dious1 and are kept' in'-'Better' con
dition. That Beautiful' Gloss
comes from the varnish in Devoe'sr
Varnish Floor Paint; costs. 5 cents
more a quart though. Sold'by
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drinkers in the United States
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We have our own offices in
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own docks in Brooklyn, own
our own stores where the green
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ii is cleaned,sorted, roasted!,
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