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THE DAILY HERALD.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 1908. PERSONALS. R. Joseph of Laredo arrived last night. Dr. D. B. McGee of Mercedes is in the city today. Mrs. Fletcher came down last evening: from Run. H. K. Gotcher, a traveling: agent from Dallas, is in town today. H. G. Stilwell, the nurseryman ef San Benito, is in town today. Agent G. T. Porter returned last night from a visit to Santa Maria. J. J. Hackney of Harlingen is in town today, attending to business. C. M.. Banks of Louisville, Ky.f is among the visitors in Browns ville at present. Geo. McGonigle leaves tomorrow for Galveston, to be away several days on business. Miss Irwin of Point Isabel ar rived last evening and will attend the Leap Year dance tonight- WESTERN DOGS WON THE HIGHEST HONORS. International field Trials May Come to San Antonio Next Time- San Antonio, Texas, Jan. 17. "Western xbred dogs," declares Curtis Wright of Carthage, Mis souri, a retired "capitalist and ardent sportsman, recently judge of the Lone Star Field Club's meet held near this city, "have won highest honors in all of the meets this winter, and this has turned the eyes of the East towards our dogs. The result will be no doubt that the next International field trials meet will be held west of the Mississippi, and. no better place could be found for it than near San Antonio where there is abun dance of birds, a fine open country and bracing sunny winterl weather not too cold to be out of doors." Plans are on foot among local capitalists to make this city the mecca of dog fanciers, by the or ganization of a stock company and the purchase of a big ranch as a quail preserve. Nearly every State has a field trial'e club and the in terstate meet is an event of nat ional interest and importance. Efforts will be made to unite the Western sportsmen and breeders to secure this meet for the West or Southwest and San Antonio will be a lively -competitor for the honor. Editor Called it Blank. The poet's lip curled scornfully. "But this isn't blank verse,' he explained. "Blank verse has no rhyme in it, whereas here rhyme isrife. 'Mirky turkey,' 'pumpkin bumpkin,' 'frolic colic' don't you see?' ' The editor, however, still insist ed upon declining the manuscript "I called it blank verse," he said, "to spare your feelings. It was a much stronger word, really, that I had in mind." Louisville Courier-Journal. Land Transfers. The reporter for The Herald was able to find ouly two transfers of realty, that had been filed with County Clerk Wbb for record during the past week. - These were as follows: Adam M. Davidson to John Bruner of Dupaye, 111., Lot 14, Block 2, Raymondville, for $30. The same to . the same, Farm Lot 3 in Block 1, containing 29.7 acres, near Raymondville, for $568.25. THE WEATHER. STATE-WIDE PROHIBITION Move Organized for Campaign In Texas. Already J54 Local Option Counties In the State Issue Is a Live One and Likely to f Cause a Bitter Contest. Special to Th Herald. San Antonio, Texas, Jan. 17. State-wide prohibition for Texas is the slogan of an organized move ment in the Northern and Eastern sections of the State that is deter mined to force this issue upon the people of the state at the earliest possible moment. Alreadyone hun dred and fifty-four counties of this State are dry under the existing local option law, and but seventy remain wet. The prohibition move ment is carefully organized and is prosecuted with vigor. It is said, in case the Governor calls a special session of the Legislature to enact a law guaranteeing bank deposits in State banks, that theprohil i iou fight will be forced upon the Leg islature. West and Southwest Tex as is strongly anti-prohibition, be ing largely German in its popula tion. In this section are the big breweries of the State, whoaieof course opposed to prohibition. No whiskey is made in Texas, but there is great hostility between the brewers aud the representatives of out-of-state distillers. These latter, the brewers charge, are aiding the cause of prohibition secretly, be cause whiskey is always sold sur reptitiously in prohibition commu nities, but never beer. The issue is a live one and is likely to be bitter ly contested in Texas in the next eighteen months. WHAT AN INCH OF RAIN MEANS. Seventy-Eight Tons of Water Falls on an Acre in Area. Meteorological Report up to 3 a. m., and Forecast for Next 24 Hsurs. Following are the observations takea at the South Texas Gardeu for the 24 hours ending: at eight o'clock a. m. ou the day named: TEMPERATURE. Maximum", 52; minimum, 39". i PORECAST. Tonight, fair and warmer. jrday, partly cloudy, warmer. Commenting on the abundance of rainfall along the Texas coast this year, which is coveted by the farmers in otfier parts of Texas, Dr. E. Bunnemeyer, director of the Galveston section of the weather bureau, explains the significance of an inch of rain, as follows: "Few persons realize," he said, "that an inch of rain means seventy-eight "tons of water to the acre, or 19,540 gallons. This sounds unreasonable when you know that a single downpour might mean three or four inches. The annual rainfall of more than forty inches for Galveston being nearly 80,000 gallons to the acre, means a great deal of water, but people should know that a great deal of water is necessary to any kind of soil, for it is the rain water that goes up into the plants and makes the leaves grow and the flowers bloom. For lack of rain in many parts of the country the rivers are being tapped, and many of these rivers, fed only by the rains, are apparently gradually growing smal ler. Along the coast ot Texas, however, there is plenty of rain. "I have been asked a great many times how the fall of rain can be accurately registered. We have a rain gauge on top of the weather building, which is a cylindrical vessel twelve inches in diameter, with a funnel arrangement at the top. The water runs into a tiny cup that holds a hundredth part of an inch, and when this is full it tips over, touching a wire that is con nected with our office. Beneath the vessel in which the rain is caught there is another cylinder receptacle. an inch in diameter, holding ten inches of water, and this instru ment shows to the smallest part of an inch how much rain fell." Where to Get Perfumery. Botica del Leon, Matamoros, has the best perfumes on the border A supply of the following well known standard brands of perfumes have justbeen received: "Gravier,' "Houbigaut," "Roger & Gallet," "Pinaud." "L. F. Piver," and "Legrand." Sbssribe to The Hekau Gr offing's Semi-Tropic Nurseries RAYMONDVIL'LE, TEXAS ORANGE, LEMON and GRAPE-FRUIT TREES Budded either on Sour Orange or Trifoliata root. Budded Pecans, Figs, Magnolia and Other Varieties, California Grapes, Japan. Persimmons, Palms. All Kinds of Nursery Stock adapted to the Gulf Coast Country. Call and see samples aud leave orders with BENJ. KOWALSKI, Brownsville, Texas H. c7W. Fiel I Commercial Co. HEADQUARTERS FOR. John Deere Agricultural Implements , McCormick Machinery an 1 Repairs New Moline Wagons a .1 Vehicles Charter Oak Stoves, Ranges and Heaters Chattanooga Reversible Disc Plows American Field Fence, Netting & Barb Wire Winchester Loaded Shells and Ammunition Tents, Wagcn Cover and,Wagcn Material Lime, Cement, Eire Brick and yood Oats, Corn, Chops, Bran and Hay LOUIS KOWALSKI Brokerage and Commission Carry Stock of Corn, Oats, Potatoes, Onions, Cement and I Jme. jr and Cheese on Cold Storag Gulf Coast Engineering & Contracting Co. Mercedes, Hidalgo County, Texas Canal and Drainage Work, Topographical Surveyingf and Mapping, Farm and Townsite Subdivision. Correspondence Invited. Champion & Line, Dealers in Real Estate X Have lands from Brownsville to Houston in any size tracts. PRICES VERY LOW Also have some finejxacts in Mexico from 75c per acre up. WHITE ELEPHANT SALOON V. L. CBIXELL. Proprietor. First-class Liquors, Wines, Cigars. Polite Attention. Market Square Brownsville. Texas D. B. CHAPIN ATTORNEYAT LAW HIDALGO, TEXAS MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS TUKKD AND REPAIRED Piano Action Work a Specially. Keeps on hand piano Strings and felts.- GEORGE KRAUSSE. Residence on Levee S . FRANK RABB I af Estate Ag Brownsville, Texas Have for sale some choice pieces of agricultural land in large and small tracts. Also have a number of tracts of grazing- lands. OFFICE: Store of Juan H. Fernandez Raspberry Jatn is only one of the many kinds of BEECII-NUTS CONSERVES that we sell. The list includes all of the lest fruits (and Peanut butter). Each is "made from selected fruit and granulat ed sucar nothine else no preservative needed when packed in the famou.- Beech-Nut vacuum glass jars. The I3eech-Nut method 01 mamp, retains the delicious flavor of the fruit, and i tnfil'pc tlim ciinpnnr in manv wnvs trv the imported article We recommend them to you. BROWNSVILLE GROCERY CO. Staple and Fancy Groceries W. U.Clay. Pres. E. McDavitf Vlce-P. K.IUIcCjtM Mzr A J. McGovern &. Co., FANCY GROCERIES, Ocposite Miller Hotel. PHONE 146 ! Wisevdk Newman Imported B?-ilao Mackerel $ Pickled Herring Smoked Herring Imported Swiss Cheese Vs Staple and Fancy j Groceries Phone 65 Edam Cheese Fancy Crackers Heintz Pickles Crosse-Blackwell's Jams Staple Syrup Breakfast Foods Stuffed Olives X cTWcALLEN The center of Hidalgo County's Irrigated District NOW PLATTED First class buildings under construction. All blocks and lots participate in water from the Hidalgo Canal Company's canal. For prices and terms call on or address ; Will. BfiggS, Hidalgo, Texas HIDALGO CANAL COMPANY First Class Sugar, Alfalfa, and Garden Land. Prices and Terms Reasonable. Water Goes with Purchase Price of Land. -ADDRESS- WM. BRIGGS, Secty. and Ireas. HIDALGO, TEXAS THE ONE X'MAS PRESENT ACCEPTABLE TO ALL C;. CANDIES We Have Just Received iho. the famous Huyler's Holiday Oandies ever shipped to Browns ville. Come early and make your selections at the EAGLE PHARMACY Sole Agents for this City For the New year our lines ot toilet essenfiS perfumery arethe choicest, most fin Itl (tr rtMll J 1 auu iiayiaui yet aeviseQ. for the pleasure of all who love the niceties of life. Call and see our elegant assortment and you. wili-at once decide they are perfection. " WILLMAN'S PHARMACY Phona 40 Brownsville, Teia Get. My Prices on Engines and PsimDSi Before You Buy. OLDS GASOL G, W. HALLAM C 1 IRRIGATED L0.1IZAT LANDS. M flit easterly wixds.