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BROWNSVILLE y Herald DAIL 9 G - I . ' I .. ... , I . , Jf VI NQ' 161 ' BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1908 -. SINGLE COPIES 5 CENTS i 1 i i YOU WILL GETf SATISFACTION IN Price, Quality and Delivery -FROM- E.H.CALDWELL r ' Corpus Christi, Texas WHAT you want WHEN you want it in HABD WARE Get his illustrated catalog No. 10 Free Mowers, Rakes, Presses, Wagons, Etc. T' WATER TALKS M LA LOM1TA 5j I 8 A II 9 ! f I a Lanes i rritaiei f .OR SALE B in 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 or address Conway & Hoit Mission, Hidalgo Co., Texas ;0 1 WATER TALKS NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT National Kivcrs and tfarbors Con gress' Address. 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 three. on Sole agents, Brownsville, San Benito and Olmito The BROWNSVILLE HARDWARE CO. 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 prosperous conditions. 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 - . . - 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 EXPRESS PACKAGES RIFLED EN R0DTE. Cakes Ordered by Hidalgo W. 0. Stolen Will Sue the Company- W. Hidalgo Advance. 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 . . 1 punished. SEE SAN BENITO 30,000 Acres Irrigated Lands--30 Miles of Canals Already jCompIete Rich SoiIPerfect ClimateIfrigation San Benito:S 19 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 Hoineseekers!nvestigate "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 AT COST 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 Brownsville, Texas W. O. Coleman -AGENT FOR- 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 Wednesday afternoon. 20,000 j blocks. 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. A BARGAIN THE WEATHER. Meteorological Report up to 3 a. and Forecast for Ntxt 24 Hour. m., 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: TUJIPERATTJRB. Maximum, 75; minimum, 46. FORECAST. Tonight, fair, colder, tempera ture about 28 degrees in sugr and truck region. Friday, fair, -warmer. Brisk to high northerly to east erly winds. IN T 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 Brownsville, Texas.! Office on board walk, near Ferry CONSIDERING REDUCTION 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 tatives present. 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 - i ;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' 1-1 -I -i . r . f - . - v- 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 I . ., , , . ' . " J " VYiAi 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.