BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1907.
SINGLE COPIES, 5 CENT S
VOL. XVI. NO. 119.
YOU WILL GET SATISFACTION IN
Price, Quality and Delivery
E. H. CALDWELL
Corpus Christi, Texas
WHAT you want WHEN
you want it in .
Get his illustrated catalog No. 10 Free
Mowers, Rakes, Presses, Wagons, Etc.
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HALLAM COLONIZATION CO.
OVER MERCHANTS NATIONAL BANK
Representing Lands From Corpus
Christi to the Rio Grande
Municipal Budget Doubled in Ten
Considering Advisability of Coming to
Brownsville or of Calling Addi
tional Witnesses from Here to
Costs More to Maintain City of New
York than Entire Government of
Japan Double that United
States in 1864.
Lon. C. Hill's Harlingen Irrigated
Hallam Colonization Company
OLDS GASOLINE ENGINE.
G. W. HAWKI
Get. My Prices on
Engines and Pumps
Before. You Buy.
I can save you money.
Best stock in the South con
stantly on hand.-
Washington, Nov. 18. The Sen
ate Committee on Military Affairs
met today to further consider the
Brownsville affair. The death of
Senator Pettus, a member of the
committee, was announced and as
a mark of respect the committee at
The committee will meet again
tomorrow and will then consider
the advisability of either going to
Brownsville or calling a few addi
Turkeys on the Farm.
More turkeys should be raised
on our farms. One can literally
see a flock of turkeys turning the
legions of insects in a stubble-field
into money, and they will further
more fatten quickly on the other
wise lost waste seeds in field, by
path and barnyard. They are far
superior to poultry xn mis respeci,
and from the time they pass into
adult stage they need be of little or
no expense on the average farm
It is true the young poult requires
extra care up to the time it "shoots
the red" (in gills), but from that
time on they are proof against
disease, wet weather or even cold,
winds. At Thanksgiving and
Christmas time they always com
mand high prices, and it is at this
time that they become fat and.
sleek in just prime condition for
the butcher. Better plan to raise
more turkeys next season. Farm
HIDALGO CANAL COMPANY
First Class Sugar, Alfalfa, and Garden
Land." Prices and Terms Reasonable.
Water Goes with Purchase Price of Land.
WM. BRIGGS, Secty. and Ireas.
Essential for Your Thanksgiving
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table is a fine fat and lus
cious turkey, aud a set of
fine carvers to dissect him
with. Tough or tender
yotx will have no difficulty
in your carving when you
use a new knife, with an
edge like a Damascus
blade, such as jou will
in our high grade
There are two ways of starting
on life's journey. One is to begin
where your parents are ending
magnificent mansions, splendid
furniture and an elegant turnout
The other. is to begin a little nearer
where father or mother of blessed
memory began. You see you can
go up as easily and gracefully, if
events show it would be safe; but
it would be trying and awkward
to come down. Audit costs much
now to live. And business flue
tuates; and heaith is uncertain,
and temptations from the side of
pride are strong, and naany a young
man who did not mean to be ex
travagant has been led along, and
rather than face the position and
descend manfully, has tried to
keep up by embezzlement and been
called a "swindler," Our prisons
are rapidly being filled by those
who make the mistake of beginning
life at the top of the ladder.
Caldwell News-Chronicle. - -
At the Miller: W. H. Stenger,
San Benito, Texas; W. C. Cooke,
Dallas, Texas; R. J. McMillan,
Kingsville, Texas; J. B. Hartsburg,
Texas; S. P. Silver, Mercedes,
Texas; Fred Coleman, La Gloria,
Texas; J. H. Lewis, San Antonio;
J. E. Arbuckle, New York; J. H.
Wright, Indianapolis, Ind., Chas.
Heard, St. Louis; G. W. Swear-
ingen, Pittsburg, Pa.; J. D. Mitch
ell, Victoria, Texas; JB- Arnold,
Battle Creek. Mich.; J. B. Whar-
tofRxnd wife, Jacksonville, Texas;
J. W. Hoit," La Loxnita, Texas;
W. H. Owen, Kiugsville, Texas.
Where to Get Perfumery.
Botica del Leon, Matamoros, has
the best perfumes uu the border
A supply of the following well-
known standard brands of perfumes
have just been received: "Gravier ,"
"Houbigant," "Roger &. Gallet,"
"Pinaud," "L- F. Piver," and
Wedding announcements Heh
The budget tentatively adopted
for New York City for 1908 prob
ably marks the high-water point
of municipal expenditure in the
world's history, says Collier's
The metropolitan budget has
practically doubled in ten years
In 1898 it was $77,590,332. In
the two years of Low the city's
expenditures were stationary or
declining. This year they have
gone up by fifteen million dollars
at a jump, and last year tbe in
crease was almost as great. But it is
only fair to Tammany to say that
much of the responsibility for New
York's growing extravagances is
due to the Republican Legislature,
which saddles expenditures on the
city against its protest.
The government of New York
City will spend more than twice as
much in the coming year as the
Government of the United States
spent in the year before the Civi
War. -As lately as 1877, only
thirtv years ago, the expenditures
of the National Government, aside
from interest on the public debt,
were less than those of New York
That included the
whole cost of the army and navy,
pensions, public buildings, river
and harbor improvements, the
diplomatic service, the care of the
Indians, the support of the Presi
dent, Congress, and the entire
Civil Service, and all the incident
al expenses of a nation of nearly
fifty million people. At the pre
sent time the whole Empire of
Japan runs its Governments aside
from interest on its war debt, for
a little over two -thirds the cost of
running the Municipal Government
nfthe Citv of New York. That
navy which some Eupropean ob
servers think is going to swallow
our own, costs less than fifteen
million dollars a year for ordinary
expenses, with an extra allowance
last year of a little over $5,000,000
more. That army which won the
greatest three battles of modern
times cost about $25,000,000. New
York pays more for public' schools
alone than Japan for her army and
SEE SAN BENITO
30,000 Acres Irrigated Lands-30 Allies of Canals Already Completed;
Rich SoilPerfect ClimateIrrigation
Cn RpfiHVA new town raPidly Mding: 19
OCllI miles north of Brownsville on the
Main Line of the St. L, B. & M. Railway
A fine hotel, brick depot and many
stores and homes already completed
The Garden Spot of the Gulf Coast Country
Large or small tracts. Liberal terms. Low rates of interest
"SEEING IS BELIEVING"
San Benito Land & Water C
SAN BENITO, TEXAS
Alba Heywood. Pres.. V. II. Stealer. Vice Pres. and Gen. Manager. Sam Robertson. Secretary
J5. Kowson. ireasurer; k.. i. uaus. Aiiorney, w. neywooa, w. ocoii jicywuou.
Before yon bay on acre, see
Indiana Co-operative Canal Co.
Lund, Water and Tracts to Suit
E. F. Rowson & Co's.
T5e White Front, Office
San Benito Land & Water Company
HAVE FOR SALE
20,000 acres of land, subdivided into 10, 20, 40 and I6ff facrer
blocks. 19 miles from Brownsville on the Main line of the St
Louis, Brownsville & Mexico railway, and on the largest ana
most reliable irrigation canal in the Kio urande valley.
Price $50 per acre, 13 cash, balance in three annual pay
ments with 6 per cent interest.
STUDYING THE TICK.
Llano Grande Townsite
The Future Redlands, California, of JTexas.
On and After Monday Nov. 4th
Not GOING to do things,
But DONE and DOING
Best built canal in the Valley
Only 17 miles west of Harlingen
When they KNOCK insist on seeing, anyway.
If you don't think you are paid for the trip ask
for your expense money back.
See other lands, then look at this.
Hon J. D. Mitchell of Victoria Herezj
Special Government Entomologist.
Hon. T. D. Mitchell of Victoria,
Texas, who" is employed as special
field, agent of the U. S. . Bureau of
Entomology, with headquarters at
Victoria, accompanied by W..A.
Hooker of Dallas, who is also con
nected with the same bureau, ar
rived in Brownsville last night and
will spend a day or two studying
the habits of the tick as seen in
this locality. Tbe bureau designs
to make a most exhaustive research 1
of the subject of ticks, not only
those that infest cattle, but also
those that feed on dogs, burros on
other animals, and Mr. Mitchell
will devote his time to'the study
until he has learned all that can
be learned about these pestiferous
insects. Mr. Mitchell is a man of
ronsidprnhle attainments in the
line of natural science, being one
of the best known authorities in
Texas on various branches of that
subject. He is perhaps better
known to most Texans as the fath
er of the fish and oyster law, i
which was framed by him when
he was a member of the legislature.
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Iein and promisory notes at Thb
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me is the shoe that has
is positive guarantee
if the upper breaks through
before the sole is worn through,
wj will replace with a new pair of
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You will lind the $5.00 Gurnaiteed Shoes at
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