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VI NQ' 161 ' BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1908 -. SINGLE COPIES 5 CENTS
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YOU WILL GETf SATISFACTION IN
Price, Quality and Delivery
r ' Corpus Christi, Texas
WHAT you want WHEN
you want it in
Get his illustrated catalog No. 10 Free
Mowers, Rakes, Presses, Wagons, Etc.
T' WATER TALKS
M LA LOM1TA 5j
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a Lanes i
f .OR SALE
QwiuL'u we arc prepureu lo uuiiver 10 3
I immediately. Coinaand investigate,
The oni' value of Irrigated land is ivater,
which we are prepared to deliver to you
Conway & Hoit
Mission, Hidalgo Co., Texas
NOW IS THE
TIME TO ACT
National Kivcrs and tfarbors Con
Railways Unable to Keep Pace wilh In-:
crease in Volume of Freight, Necei '
. tiling Improvement . of Water
. ways Without Delay.
SAVE 25 per cent IN PAINT.
PAINT that is guaranteed
three years on two.coat
vork and five years
Sole agents, Brownsville,
San Benito and Olmito
The following has been given to
the press by the .National Rivers
aud, Harbors Congress;
Tiat improvement of the water
ways and harbors of the country is
demanded by every possible and
reasonable necessity of trade and
commerce is no longer debatable.
The question is now at a stage
where the railway interests frankly
confess their inability to keep pace
with the tremendous volume of
freight offerings, and whether that
confession was made willingly or
grudgingly is not to the present
purpose. But it may not be amiss
to suggest that the eyes of the
management of the railways have
batn opened to the fectthat, utiles
inlaud waterways are improved to
navigable stages sufficient to bear
their just proportion of freightoffer
mgs, the manufacturing, com
mercial and agricultural interests
of the country would be iniured
to a degree that would render
practically valueless the invest
ments in railway enterprises.
It is a fact which producer and
consumer have appreciated for
years, to their great injury. But
public sentiment has, at last, been
aroused to. the absolute necessity
for waterway improvement as the
one practical solution of the pro
blem of transportation and means
of transportation constitute the
very fpundation and capstone of
That public sentiment has been
aroused. is a factfor congratulation.
But it would be folly to allow the
fact to breed overjconfidence or to
call a halt, even for a dav. in
preparing to harvest the results of
the demand for waterway improve
ment. threat causes require con
stant, persistent and impelling
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aciion. 11 is important to arouse
public sentiment. It is more
important to quicken that senti
ment into action by urging on Con
gress the duty it owes to public no
less then to private interests, to
inaugurate during the present ses.
sion, a policy of annual appropria
tions adequat-. in amount and avail
able as the wcrk of inlaud vrateir
way and harbor improvement
progresses, to the end that all sec
tions and all interests may be given
adequate channels for tratihporta-tion-at
once cheap, safe and contin
uous. The National Rivers and Har
bors Congress has done its part
fully. The work of urging on
Representatives and Senatois. the
duty 6T completing the work oi the
National Rivers and Harbors Con
gress should begin at once and be
strong and unmistakable in its de
tails. Public sentiment on the question
i? conceded. Toe rest is work to
bring accomplishment from senti
ment. Bery merchant, every
inmufacturer, every mine operator
every farmer, every shipper and
receiver affected by freight rates or
by freight, congestions, every pub
lic spirited citizen, in fact, should
in writing urge upon his immediate
representative the demand embod-
1 d m pubhee . sentiment , for the
adoption of a fixed policy of an
nual, appropriations, for waterway
improvements iu- sums completely
adequate to the. great work. The
earnestness, of the more -than two
thousand delegates to the Nationaf
Riveraand. Harbors. Congress could
be. shown iano more effective may
then by takiiig.up the matter -with
their Representatives at Washr
ington for the . completion ;of ..the
work in which : they so recently
took active and effective part, . ;It
should be done now.. . t
RIFLED EN R0DTE.
Cakes Ordered by Hidalgo W. 0.
Stolen Will Sue the Company-
The banquet committee of the
W. O. W. ordered two dozen fine
cakes from Corpus Christi for the
banquet and they were sent out
from Corpus Christi in good order
by express, but when they arrived
here Thursday it was found that
five of the largest and best cakes
had been stolen while en route,
and while in charge of the Wells
Fargo Express Co., and only five
empty boxes were received. There
has been considerable complaint
by people here .who have received
express packages which come up
short. There are some thieves in
the employ of the express com
pany and this last act of high
handed vandalism is the limit and
the express Company must be held
responsible for the conduct of the
men iu its employ. A suit for
damages against the Wells Fargo
Co., will be 4nstituted.aud.it should
be made to pay heavy, damages for
such gross negligence of its. em
ploye. In this connection the
Advance desires to say that no re
flection is intended as to Mr. E.
Mullen the popular local agent at
McAllen, as the thievery and acts'
of vandalism invariably occur be
fore the packages reach his office.
The people here are becoming in
dignant and the thing must be
stopped and the guilty parties
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SEE SAN BENITO
30,000 Acres Irrigated Lands--30 Miles of Canals Already jCompIete
Rich SoiIPerfect ClimateIfrigation
new town ranidlvubiiiir1rrm
miles north of .BroWriiwl1r nn
Main Line of the St. L. B. & M Railway
'A -tfne.hoteVbrick depot and many
stores, and homes already completed
The garden Spot of the Qulf Coast Countrv
Largeor small1 trapts. Liberal terms. Low te "it,f
"SEEING IS BELIEVING1'
San Benito Land & Water Co.
SAN BENITO. TEXAS
Alba Hcod Pr.s W.tt. Staler. Vice Pres. and Cn. Manner. Sam Robertson. Secretar
, casuren K. u. Baits. Attorney. O.W.Heywood. W. Scott Jleywood.
Buy where vou eet, 5
Water for Irrigation
We have for sale 12.000
acres choice lands from 3
to ? miles east of Browns
ville on the
Indiana Co-operative Canal
in tracts of any size to suit
from ten acres up on easy
'terms. It will pay you to
'investigate our proposition
E. P. Rowson 8l Co.
Tti White Front. Office
W. O. Coleman
San Benito Land & Water Company
HAVE FOR SALE
Twentieth Century Card Club.
A pleasant meeting of the
was held Wednesday afternoon,
Mrs. Win. E. McDavitt being the
hostess. The first prize, which
was a picture of famous authors,
was awarded to Mrs, N. E. Ren
dan. Mrs. Floyd Layton won the
second prize, a pretty picture.
IJelicious fruit salad served in
orange shells and cake were en-t
joyed after the games. Mrs. G. T.
Porter will entertain the club next
Club . Louis, brownsviile
acres of land, subdivided into 10, 20, 40 and 169 acre:
iy miies irom Brownsville on the Main line of the Sil?
& Mexico railway, and on the largest am i
most reliable irrigation canal in the Rio Grande Valley. I
Price $50 per acre, 13 cash, balance in three annual pay-I
ments wnn o per cent interest.
Meteorological Report up to 3 a.
and Forecast for Ntxt 24 Hour.
Followiug are the observatioas
taken at the South Texas Garden
for the 24 hours ending at eiht
o'clock a. m. on the days named:
Maximum, 75; minimum, 46.
Tonight, fair, colder, tempera
ture about 28 degrees in sugr and
Friday, fair, -warmer.
Brisk to high northerly to east
Will sell all or any part of
480 acres, 3-4 mile west of
Harlingen Depot, at $42.50 per
acre, 13 cash, balance 1 and 2
years. Railroad runs through
this land, 60 acres s cleared, it
is on canal and water for irr?s:a
tion is guaranteed in the deed.
Not a foot of waste land and no
better land in the world.
For particulars apply to
E. E. L'OWE9
Office on board walk, near Ferry
OF PASSENGER; FARES.
Hearing Beore Ihe fairway Commission.
At Austin Csnfer of Much Interest
Austin, Texas, Jan. 14. Agrea
deal of interest centers in the hear
ing by the railroad commissi- over
me mailer oi reaucincr nnwn.
fares on all the railroads io ha
state from three cents to two" and a
half cents. There is a lar.ie atteacl-'
ance upon the heariugj-aii'tbe roads
having attorneys and other official
present, while the comrcoxiVr
bodies of the sta Lave -e:. e en
Representatives are also present
from the railway ore-aniMt.ii
These railway employes,- as a rule,
a.e against the reduction.
Your printing will be done Tight
at The Hexaxd..
m AND BEST WATER CONTRACT EVER OFFERED SN THE VALLEY SEE
;iZATION CO., Sales Managers of the LA DONNA LAND SYNDTCATFi
body or mil drained Delta laud, suitable for all stae crops, including- Sugar Cane Alfalfa, Corn, Cotton and track trrowiaif. The fr-te vn.J
where such success lias already been attained m tru k fanning-, to the Railway near Donna Station. The northern portion of the tract is s,mw1'
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iioty adapted to truit growing, uitrus truits and ngs will do well.
ettlement of American families at any point in the valley, with a school of over forty pupils. A canal has'be-n iu operation for several years and
those who want to o to work at once. THE-NEW GANAL IS BEING BUILT. A SUGAR MIIX if nlrnd j rwmrtM W A . ..2l ' -n
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it to tne site or tne tougar Mill, tnus giving railway facilities to the nurchasers of laiid. convenient to" alL - ' -' "
lies contracts, cair-on us. . a -f '
HAUJm COLONIZATION CO,, Office Over Merchant's National Bank.