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7 , ROWNSVILLE ERALD. V'QL. XVI. NO, 181. BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1908. SINGLE COPIES, 5 CENTS' B H jfc YOU WILL GET SATISFACTION IN Price, Quality and Delivery FROM H. CALDWELL Corpus Uhristi, Texas WHAT you want WHEN you want it in ... - HARD WARE Get his illustrated catalog No. 10 Free Mowers, Rakes, Presses, Wagons, Etc. SOUTH TEXAS GARDEN GREAT PROGRESS OF GOVERNMENT EN- TERPRISE. WATER TALKS i i '03 CD LA LOMITA Irrigated Lands FOR SALE The only value of Irrigated land is water, which' we are prepared to deliver to you immediately. Come and investigate, or address Conway & Hoit Mission, Hidalgo Co., Texas WATER TALKS 1-3 Something that is Convenient In cold or damp weather is an oil heater for the breakfast room , bedroom orwhenever you need temporary heat. You can cany it about easily and heat as many rooms as you please with it. We have oil heaters, gas stoves, radiators, air tight and cast Heaters. In Few Short Months Wilderness of Old Army Post Transformed Into Veritable Eden TrucK Gardens a Revelation Lus cious Ripe Strawberries in Mid-winter Grapes, Nuts, Camphor, Cork and Japanese Cherry Trees. In making the rounds gathering news of general interest, a Herai,d reporter strolled yesterday after noon to the South Texas Gardens, from the southern part of Spain. It is Mr. Green's intention to in duce as many of the land owners as possible to plant them on their located at the far end of Fort Brown, i farms, as he states that they are Needless to say this is indeed an j very ornamental trees, as well as enterprise of which the citizens of . being of great commercial value, the lower Rio Grande valley should j Camphor trees are also being tried be proud. Not only will its opera- here, from the leaves and sprouts tions prove an education for the of which is made the gum camphor truck grower, farmer and horti- which is sold the world over in culturist, but will also prove of drug stores Japanese cherry trees, gYeat benefit to all other interests famous for their beautiful and here by showing the wonderful va- fragrant blossoms, are also late ar riety of products that succeed here, rivals at the Gardens. Three bush and by illustrating the value of the els of the famous California wal rich land in this valley, will at- nuts have also been received for tract homeseekerjjfarmore effec- planting. It is on these trees the tively than alHhe eloquenceh&f&eresll. known English walnut is grafted anchestensive experiments will be made in thTslirrKThe last, real estatei&ieri HAR BROWNSVILLE MARE COMPANY t ThevKork accomplished in the short time since the Garden has been in operation is simply won derful, and the great progress made truly reflects credit upon the ability and energy of the manager, Mr. E. C. Green. In a few short months,, he has transformed this end of the old army post from a wilderness to a veritable Eden. The trees, brush, grass and weeds, which not long ago grew on this place in a chaotic state, have been replaced with many of the choicest vegetables such as radish es, lettuce, English peas, cabbage, cauliflower, pepper, tomatoes, tur nips, beets, spinach, onions and many other varieties, while many rows of young trees and cuttings give promise of most interesting developments at an early day along these lines. Of the vegetables mentioned, Mr. Green stated that he has ready for the table the following: cab bage, cauliflower, turnips, beets, spinach, radishes, English peas, peppers, and onions. How is this for a truck growing country in mid-winter. The reporter found Mr. Green busy harvesting an excellent patch of cauliflower and cabbage of which he has a number of different va rieties. In going through the gar den, the reporter was amazed to See the strawberry patch, with ripe berries peeping out from under the leaves. This luscious berry, always inviting, is far more so in January, when it is supposed to be in hid ing until spring. In this country, however, it is next to impossible to keep their delicious red noses from old Sol's eyes even in mid-winter. Among the many new experi ments that are being made at the South Texas Gardens, the most important is that of growing the cork-oak tree. Mr. Green is in re ceipt of a barrel of the acorns of this tree, and has already planted several rows of them in the garden. These acorns were imported direct s but not the least, arrivals VX- thft tree line is the tallow-tree, noted for its immense height and beauty. .These trees grow to the height of 75 to 100 feet and are of inestimable value for shade trees. The grapes and citrus, fruits come in for their,, share of "pet ting" also and form, in fact a very important department. Just think of a vineyard of two hundred and twenty-four different varieties of grapes, which takes in nearly the whole grape family. Oranges, lem ons, and mahyother fruit trees are flourishing. In" fact, anything that is grown or can be grown in a semi-tropical.region is being plant ed at the Gardens. In addition to this, the govern ment has stationed here an expert entomologist, D. K. McMillan, of Washington, D. C, to examine the insect life and find out the best and quickest way to kill the de structive insects. Any truck grower in this section is cordially invited to make known, his troubles in the insect line to Mr. McMillan. Mr. Green has taken up per manent quarters nearer the Gar dens and has moved into the house opposite the artillery barracks. SEE SAN BENITO 30,000 Acres Irrigated Lands30 Miles of Canals Already Complete Rich SoilPerfect CIimateIrrigation SOfi Rpnifrv A new' town rapidly building 19 dll DenilU. 5 north 0f Brownsville on the: Main Linesof 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 HomeseekersInvestigate "SEEING IS BELIEVING" San Benito Land & Water Co. SAN BENITO, TEXAS Alba Heywood. Pres.. w. H. S tenser, vice Pres. and Gen-lManaser. Sam Robertson. Secretar H. F. Rowsaa. Treasurer: R. T Batts. Attorney, O. W. Heywood. W. Scott Heywood. Buy where you get. Water for Irrigation AT COST We have for sale 12,000 acres choice lands from 3 to 7 miles east of Browns ville on the vine on ine f Indiana Co-operative Canal . in tracts of any size to suit -n, from ten acres up on easy "M. I ...Ml ..... A. at ma. il wui pay yuu IU investigate our proposition E. F. Rofir & Co. T5e White Front. Office h Brownsville, Texas wAvwwwvwwvwvwvwvwvvwvyw W. O. Coleman AGENT FOR San Benito Land & Water Company HAVE FOR SALE 20,000 acres of land, subdivided into 10, 20, 40 and 160 acre 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 Rio Grande Valley. Price $50 per acre, 13 cash, balance in-fthree annual pave ments with 6 per cent interest. Made Sad Mistake. "In my country," said a Swedish engineer, "they make a brown cheese of goat's milk. It is a delic ious cheese, but to a foreigner its aspect 13 not inviting. It is made in little bricks. "in Sweden last summer I sent to some of my Harrisburg friends a few of these cheeses along with some Swedish punch and other na tive delicacies'., "One letter of acknowledgment that I got said; " 'Thanks awfully for the punch and salmon. The soap, too, is very nice, bnt we find great difficulty in making it lather.' "The soap of course was the cheese." I HAVE.... 4 w 10,000' acres in the Rio Grande Valley with ranch house, canal and pumping plant and windmill pumps at every two miles which I will sell at $17.00 an acre. XL- APPLY TO J. C. KENNEDY, MERCEDES K FOR THE BEST LAND AND BEST WATER CONTRACT EVER OFFERED IN THE VALLEY SEE HALLAM COLONIZATION CO., Sales Managers of the LA DONNA LAND SYNDICATE. We are offering in this a fine body of well drained Delta land, suitable for all staple crops, including Sugar Cane, im the Military Road, near RUN, where such success has already been attained m truck farming, to the Railway near sandy nature, making it admirably adapted to fruit growing. Citrusjfruits and figs will do well.- There is at Rnn the largest settlement of American families at any point m the valley, with a school of over fj will be used to furnish water to those who want to o to work at once. THE NEW CANAL IS BEING BTJI1 luilt from the Railway at Donna to the site of thefSugar Mill, thus givingrailway facilities to thejjturchasersaof For further particulars, or sales contracts, call on us. HALLAM COLONIZATION GO,, Cotton and truck growing. The lands extend irthern portion of the tract is somewhat on for several years, anC or, and a switch will sr. IjBank.