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VOL. XVI. NO. 188. BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1908. SINGLE COPIES, 5 CENTS BROWN L F m Cheap Powe If You Have a Farm, a Shop, or need Power for any Purpose, Investigate the STOVER GASOLINE ENGINE It is absolutely reliable and -the CHEAPEST POWER KNOWN It is so simple you get the idea quickly; this makes it possible for the ordinary person to operate andacconntsfor our satisfied customers. WE HAVE THEM IN CAR. LOAD LOTS Write us what size engine you are thinking of buying, and we will rail on you with a price that will interest you. What you want in HARDWARE at the ri2nt Price OUR LINE OF PLOWS AND PLANTERS IS COMPLETE E. H. CALDWELL, Corpus Christijex. J -r WATER TALKS 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 & Hdit Mission, Hidalgo Co., Texas WATE R TALKS K1 Something that is Convenient In cold or damp weather is an oil heater for the breakfast room, bedroom o'rwheneveryou 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. sRROWNSVILLE HARDWARE COMPANY PUBLICITY WORK ! MAY ABANDON IS INAUGURATED) THE RIO GRANDE Secretary Herman Is Already Getting Busy. Booming of Brownsville and Lower Rio Grande Now to Be, Pushed with Vim. Rooms Will Be Secured and Komeseekers Cared for. Navigability Will Probably Be Destroyed. Then Water from the Stream Can Be Used Exclusively For Irrigation Pur poses Mexican Government Now Considering Matter. The work of booming Browns ville . started with a swing this morning, when Press Agent E. H. Herman, who is to have charge of the boosting work, got very busy. Mr. Herman and his wife, who is to have charge of the ladies lounging room at the . Publicity headquarters, arrived in Browns ville last night from Kingsville and are now located in a suite of rooms not far from the central part of the city. The committee appointed by the Real Estate Men's association some nights ago to secure rooms for the publicity department is considering four sites at present and will make a selection within a day or so. When this important matter has been setttled, Mr. Herman will have the place furnished in a suit able manner and will immediately go about securing an exhibition to consist of different soils and pro ducts of this section. It is the in tention to have this exhibit ready for inspection by the time the next crowd of homeseekers from the north arrives in Bronsville, which will be in about two weeks. Mr. Herman has secured a num ber of replies to his request for rooms in private houses. These rooms are to be for the comfort of those homeseekers who cannot get adequate accommodations in the Brownsville hotels. However, not enough rooms have been secured and Mr. Hermau wishes to hear from more home owners. This afternoon Mr. Herman began his canvas for funds for the publicity work. The real estate men at their meeting last week guaranted $150 a month for the department. This sum will not be sufficient to carry on the work as planned, and Mr. Herman will endeavor to secure the remainder through a personal canvas of the city. "I am going to see not only the business men," said Mr. Herman, "but every private individual in the city. I want to get funds from everybody and will accept even 50 cents a month. This work of booming this city and country is' of the greatest importance, and the real estate men should be aided by the entire population." The action of the real estate men in forming their publicity bureau has been warmly commended on all sides and Mr. Herman antici-i pates no trouble in securing funds j for carrying on the work. Still His Daughter. j Old Gotrox But if my daughter marries you will she have all the j comforts to which she has been ac-1 customed? i Young DeBioque Well, it will be your fault if she hasn't. Chicago News. The HERAI.D has received a great quantity of blank deeds, vender's lien notes, other legal i blanks and abstract covers. The recent agitation with refer ence to the deepening of the Rio Grande for navigation now seems likely to result iu an entire aban donment of the stream for such purpose, and an agreement between Mexico and the United States to use the water of the stream for ir rigation instead. " This is indicated by a press dispatch from Mexico City, which says: It is highly probable that the treaty of 1848 between the United States and Mexico 6xing the boundary linealongtheRio Grande will be abrogated and another sign ed and ratified as a result of the negotiations which are now in progress. The question at issue is not to make the Rio Grande navigable to a greater extent than obtains at present, but to destroy its present navigability in the interest of agri culture and the development of adjacent lands on either side of the stream. The treaty of 1848 establishing the Rio Grande as the dividing line between a portion of the frontiers of the two countries stipulated that neither country should for any pur pose divert the channel of the stream or take from it a sufficient amount of water to render it un navigable to a certain distance from its mouth. It was believed at that time that the navigability of the river would be of prime importance to the com merce and interest of the frontier. Times have changed in the last sixty years and the great advance ment of the frontier States and the development of their lands have been so important that the naviga bility of the stream has become a secondary consideration and is giv ing away to the growing demands of agriculture and cultivation of arid lands. The two countries are investi gating the demands of the times with a view of entering into a new treaty which would admit of the taking of unlimited suppjies of water from the Rio Grande for ir rigation purposes, regardless of the effect on navigation . The question is now before the Mexican Government and is under consideration at the Department of Public Works. Died of His injury. Adolfo Arnaud, the young Mex ican boy, who accidentally shot himself at his home in this city last Thursday, while cleaning a shot gun, died at 7:30 p. m., Sunday, from the effect of the wound. He was about sixteen years old, and was quite well known here, having been employed for some time at the Eagle drug store. He was the son of the late Adolfo Arnaud, who was formerly well known here, and who committed suicide about fifteen years ago by drowning himself in the river. The funeral took place this morning at ten o'clock, under the auspices of the Obreros society, of which the young man wasa member. SEE SAN BENITO 30,000 Acres Irrigated Lands-30 Allies of Canals Already Complete Rich SoilPerfect ClimateIrrigation 51H RpnUviV A new town rapidly building 19 JCUi UC111LU. miles n0Tth of Brownsville on ther 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 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. Steneer. Vice Pres. and GftOlanaeer. Sam Robertson. Secretar E. F. Rowson. Treasurer; R. I, Batts. Attorney. O.W. Heywood. W. Scott Heywood. Buy where you get Water for Irrigation AT COST We have for sale 1 2,000 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 will pay you to investigate our proposition E. F. Rowson & Co. TEe White Front Office Brownsville, Texas Griffing's SemiTropic Nurseries RAYMONDVIIXE, 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. K0WALSKI, Brownsville, Texas 41 4 I HAVE..-. ' 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 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 4 If- If FOR THE BEST LAND AND REST 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 laud, suitable for all staples' ajops-,.iti eluding- Sugar Cane, Alfalfa, Corn, Cotton and truck growing. The lahds extend from the Military Road, near RUN, where such success has already been attained in truck farming, to the Railway near Donna Station. Thenorthem portion of the tract issomewHt of a sandy nature, making it admirably adapted to fruit growing. Citrus fruits and figs will do well. ' m There is at Run, the largest settlement of American families at any point in the valley, with a school of over forty pupils. A canal has been iuoparatioiivfor -several years, and this will be used to 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 wiH be built from the Railwayat Donna to the site of the Sugar Mill, thus giving railway-facilities to the nurchaser of land, convenient to all. For further particulars, or sales contracts, call on us. HALLAM COLONIZATION CO., Oiftce Over. Merchant's National Bank.