THE DAILY HERALD.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 1908.
R. Joseph of Laredo arrived last
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
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
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
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
Move Organized for Campaign
Already J54 Local Option Counties In
the State Issue Is a Live One and
Likely to f Cause a Bitter
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
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:
Maximum", 52; minimum, 39".
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
Sbssribe to The Hekau
Gr offing's Semi-Tropic Nurseries
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
BENJ. KOWALSKI, Brownsville, Texas
H. c7W. Fiel
I Commercial Co.
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
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.
Champion & Line, Dealers in Real Estate
Have lands from Brownsville to Houston in any size tracts.
PRICES VERY LOW
Also have some finejxacts in Mexico from 75c per acre up.
V. L. CBIXELL. Proprietor.
First-class Liquors, Wines,
Cigars. Polite Attention.
D. B. CHAPIN
TUKKD AND REPAIRED
Piano Action Work a Specially.
Keeps on hand piano
Strings and felts.-
Residence on Levee S .
FRANK RABB I
af Estate Ag
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
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
J. McGovern &. Co.,
Ocposite Miller Hotel.
! Wisevdk Newman
$ Pickled Herring
The center of
Hidalgo County's Irrigated District
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.
WM. BRIGGS, Secty. and Ireas.
ACCEPTABLE TO ALL
ever shipped to Browns
ville. Come early and make
your selections at the
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.
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