V'QL. XVI. NO, 181.
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1908.
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Mowers, Rakes, Presses, Wagons, Etc.
GREAT PROGRESS OF GOVERNMENT EN-
The only value of Irrigated land is water,
which' we are prepared to deliver to you
immediately. Come and investigate, or
Conway & Hoit
Mission, Hidalgo Co., Texas
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,
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
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
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
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
"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
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
W. O. Coleman
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
"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
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.
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
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