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RO WNSVILLE DAILY HERALD
VOL. XVI. NO. 186. BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 19Q8. SINGLE COPIES, 5 CENTS B YOU WILL GET SATISFACTION IN Price, Quality and Delivery FROM E. n. CALDWELL Corpus Christi, Texas WHAT you want WHEN you want it in i . ' HARDWARE Get his illustrated catalog No. 10 Free Mowers, Rakes, Presses, Wagons, Etc. WATER TALKS I 03 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 h3 w 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 carry 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. OWN LL HARDWARE COMPANY A VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY Will Organize to Protect City from Fire. Citizens Awaken to Necessity of Protec tion, Now Almost Wholly Lading, and Will Organize by Time Water Is Available. Before water is flowing through the inaius now being laid by the city it is highly probable that a vol unteer fire company will have been organized by a number of young men of Brownsville and will be ready for work. This project is now being talked over and definite action probably will be taken within a few days. "We certainly need some fire pro tection," said H. J. Kirk today. "With the high winds that sweep through here occasionally a fire would eat its way from end to end of the district in which it - started. The little of machinery now here would be of no avail whatever. !Ejven the bucket brigade which forms to combat the little fires would amount to nothing. This is a matter which requires im mediate attention. The water sys tem will not be in operation for some time yet, and by the time it is finally here it will be possible for a volunteer company to have organized." A Herald reporter today asked Mayor Combe what apparatus for a fire department the city has. "At present we have 1000 fee. of new hose, which we received about three weeks ago and which is now stored away,'' said themayor and also two hose reels. We also have a hook and ladder wagon, but this is of an ancient type and will probably have to be disposed of. "Our fire departmeut is as yet not even in its infancy, you might say. But we intend to take im mediate action in this regard and go ahead as rapidly as possible." Dr. Combe said that he under stood that a movement was under way to form a volunteer company, but added that the city had taken no official steps in action along this line. It is the idea of those who' are back of the proposed company to secure anr appropriation of some kind from the municipality itself and to canvas the city for addi tional funds. With the money thus secured it is proposed "to pur chase a combination chemical and hcse wagon. It is said that the price of a steamer would be pro hibitive, these machines running up past the $5000 mark. But a combination chemical and hose wagon, costing in the neigh-j borhhood of $3000, could be easily ! procured. . j A combination wagon in a city I like Brownsville would be of much j more value than a steamer. These wagons contain immense tanks in the-forward part, each being filled! with a chemical which, when com bined with another chemical by a j simple turn of a wheel, forces a j fire-killing fluid through a long hose of small diameter to a great distance. ! "A minute saved in getting to a fire is worth an hour's work after getting theie," is an adage of the New-York fire department. Steam is hard to raise in a steamer, unless a steam line is al ways connected with the boiler, as is the case in engine houses where the cities have paid fire depart ments. But a chemical wagon is always ready for work and, unless the fire has gained great propor tions, extinguishes the flames immediately. With the chemical apparatus in front and long lines of hose in the rear part of the wagon, rea.dy for attachment to the fire plugs, a volunteer company would be able to accomplish great work. BROWNSVILLE MAY BUILD NEW HOTEL Wan With $100,000 Wants To Build. Came Here Several Weeks Ago With Offer, But Business Men Were Not Ready at that Time. If the plans of Publicity Agent H. E. Herman of Brownsville ma terialize this city within a short time, have on eof the largest hotels in the Gulf Coast country. Mr. ' Herman is now in communi cation with a man who has $100, 000 to invest in an up-to-date place. This man came into 3rownsville several weeks ago and saw a num ber of prominent citizens relative to securing a site for him. His proposition was that if Brownsville secured a $25,000 site for him he would erect a hotel to be elec trically lighted, have baths and running water and would be mod ern in every particular. - Owing to the fact thaJL there was no organization in Brownsville which could act as unit in this matter the deal fell 'through, but not before the capitalist said that he would be redy at any time to renew his offer. Mr. Herman is. of the opinion that a site can be' easily secured, now that the real estate men have got together in an organization to further the interests of the city.' He will at once communicate with the man from the north and in the meantime it wilj be taken up at this end of the line. The Right Kind. The sidewalk building microbe is at work in Bryan. May he live, multiply and prosper. B ry a n Eagle. Still There's Hope. There is one reason why the cot ton producer need not altogether despair as yet. Cotton seed has advanced 50 per cent in price with in the last three weeks. That's going some. Paris Advocate. just Lets 'Em Pass. Eagle Pass does not need a board of trade. When things come up that require unanimous public ac tion we get along all right. We just let them pass. It's easy. Now that public sewer matter well? Rio Grande News. College women of California have just organized a league, the object of which is to secure tht: ballot for women. Similar College Equal Suffrage leagues exist in New York, Massachusetts, Pennsyl vania, Minnesota, Rhode Island and Illinois, SEE SAN BENITO 30,000 Acres Irrigated Lands 30 Allies of Canals Already Completed Rich SoiIPerfect ClimateIrrigation JSTfl RffllHn- A new town rapidly building 19 OttO DenilO. miles north of Brownsville on the Main Line of 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 .barge or small tracts. Liberal terms. Low rates of interest . HomeseekersInvestigate "SEEING IS BELIEVING" San Benito Land & Water Co. SAN BENITO, TEXAS Alba Ileywood. Pres.. W. H. Stenger. Vice Pres. and, GeiOlanaffer. Sam Robertson. Secretar E. F. Rowson. Treasurer: R. L. Batts. Attorney. O. W.'Heywood. W. Scott Ileywood. Buy where yon 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 Indiana Co-operative Canal in tracts of any size to suit from ten acres up on easy terms. It wil! pay you to investigate our proposition E. F. Rowson & Co. TSe White Front. Office Brownsville, Texas Griff ing's SemiTropic Nurseries RAYMOND VILLE, 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 and leave orders with BENJ. KOWALSKI, Brownsville, Texas 41 H I HAVE.... 41 4 41 4 1 5 4 4 4 0 JL 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 & tr tr FOR THE BEST LAND AND BEST WATER CONTRACT EVER OFFERED IN THE VALLEY SEE HALLA.M 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, Alfalfa, Corn, Cotton and track growing. The lands exnd from the Military Road, near RUN, where such success has already been attained in truck farming, to the Railway near Donna Station. The northern portion of the tract is somewhat of a sandy nature, making it admirably adapted to fruit growing. Citrus fruits and figs will do well. There is at Run the largest settlement of American families' at any point in the valley, with a school of over forty pupils. Acanal has been in operation for several years, and this will be usedfto furnish water to those who want to go to work at once. THE NEW CANAL IS;BEING BUILT, A SUGAR MILL is already contracted . for, and a switch will be built from thelRailway at Donna tolthe site of thegSugar Mill, thus giving railway facilities'to the Purchasersoffland. convenient to all. For further particulars, or sales contracts, call on us. T HALL AM COLONIZATION L,p umce vjver-mercnaius rcauonai;aan&.