RO WNSVILLE DAILY HERALD
VOL. XVI. NO. 186.
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 19Q8.
SINGLE COPIES, 5 CENTS
YOU WILL GET SATISFACTION IN
Price, Quality and Delivery
E. n. CALDWELL
Corpus Christi, Texas
WHAT you want WHEN
you want it in i . '
Get his illustrated catalog No. 10 Free
Mowers, Rakes, Presses, Wagons, Etc.
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
Something that .,
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.
Will Organize to Protect City
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
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
"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
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
"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.
BUILD NEW HOTEL
Wan With $100,000 Wants To
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
BENJ. KOWALSKI, Brownsville, Texas
H I HAVE....
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 &
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.
HALL AM COLONIZATION L,p umce vjver-mercnaius rcauonai;aan&.
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