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DAH Y VOL. XVI. NO. 270. BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, FRIDAY, MAY 15, 1908. SINGLE COPIES, 5 CENTS herald The WOOD MOWERThe Standard World X, Our Prices Are Right and We Pay the Freight -LA LOMITA- IRRIGATED LANDS FOR SALE In August, 1907. W. P. Stites, Ed Pullion, W. E. Nickerson and Ed C. Dus.tin, Sec'y Texas Onion Growers' Association, rented of W. S. Dougherty 107 acres of land for an. onion crop at $20 per acre, adjoining La Lomita ranch- During September, October and November they plowed and prepared their land and planted their seed beds. During De cember they transplanted their onions to the field. May 4th, 1908, 87 cars of onions were shipped, av eraging 500 or more crates per car, and selling at $1 and better per crate. It is safe to estimate the returns from these 107 acres of ouions to be not less than $43,500 for a crop which it took less than 9 months to produce and sell. The above parties have sir ce bought land from La Lomita ranch. Affi davits substantiating this statement will be gladly furnishedby 'Conway & Hoit of La Lomita ranch. qv? qv? CONWAY HOIT Mission, Hidalgo Co., Texas SUCCESSES TRUCK FARM 100,000 Pounds of Cabbage from 2 1-2 Acres. Actual Weight of Crop Shipped By Messrs. Burress, Besides Some Culls Also. Shipping Canteloupti Crops On Old Rice Land. It is achievements that count after all. It is easy enough to sav what one is going to do, but the man who talks with telling effect, is the one who says: "I have done it." As an evidence of what can be done in the lower Rio Grande yal ley, may be cited the experience of the Burress Brothers who are farming near Olmito, a few miles from Brownsville, who have finish ed shipping a crop of 100,000 pounds of cabbage from two and a half acres of land. This was by actual weight. A quantity of culls from the same cabbage patch were fed as culls to the mules on the farm. The culls- were the result of the heavy rains of a few weeks ago, which caused some of the cabbage to seed before heading properly, but despite this, the splended results described were achieved. The Messrs. Burress are now shipping .canteloupes from their farm,' having shipped the first last Monday. They have quite a nice melon patch and will continue to ship "cants'' for several weeks. These were the first melous to reach the market from this section this season, being several weeks earlier than the California melons to reach the market. As an example of what" can be done on land that was used' for raising rice let it be known that the Burress Brothers have one of the finest stands of cotton in this entire section, 75 acres of it, right on the very ground that produced rice and "went to the bad,'1 if we iare to believe the knockers. They also have as fine a stand of sorghum as any on the same old rice land. This field was sowed and watered before the heavy rains of April 11th and 12th. After the rain, when several inches of water fell, the water stood over this sorghum field for days, and after it finally went down, the sorghum came up, and, as stated, has made a very fine stand. All this on land that was formerly devoted to rice Mr. Doubting Thomas. TEMPERANCE ORGANIZATION Cameron County Now Has a Temperance Society. Number of Leading Citizens Organize (o Co-operate With State Democratic Sub mission Commitee Will Petition Of ficers to Enforce Sunday Law Here. Brownsville Hardware Company FOR QUALITY and PRICE 'Courtesy and Promptness DEALERS IN HARDWARE r ' n. I Stoves Ranges Refrigerators Tinware Enameledware Builders' Hardware Paints and Oils Varnishes Wagons Agricultural Implements PHONE 141 Cameron county now has a tem peronce society. A number of our leading citizens who are in sym pathy with the temperance move ment have organized what is called "The Cameron County Temper ance Society" and will cooperate with those democrats throughout the state who are endeavoring to induce the State Democratic Ex ecutive committee to submit to the primary election of July 25, the question as to whether the dem cratic platform shall embody a! demand that the next legislature, submit a prohibition amendment to the vote of the people. The citizens referred to have effected a permanent organization under the title named. Rev. I. Burress was elected president, and Rev. C. E. W. Smith secretary. Dr. S. H. Bell was elected county chairman to cooperate with the State Democratic Submission cam paign committee. The society decided to endeavor to induce the city council and county attorney to take such steps as may be necessary to have the saloons in this city observe the Sunday law. Frank C. pierce was elected chairman of a committee, the other two members of which were to be named later, which is instructed to call upon the city council and county attorney for the purpose named. The society will hold meetings every other Wednesday afternoon at four o'clock, or at the call of the president. The object of the society, as ex plained by the secretary, Rev. Mr. Smith, is to seenre signatures to a petition which is to be preseuted to the State Democratic Executive commiitee, asking that the ques tion of a platform demand along the lines stated above be submitted to the democratic primaries to be held on July 25. Tt is necessary to secure the signatures of at least 40,000 democrats to the petition, in order to have the question sub mitted as desired. SEE SAN BENITO 30,000 Acres Irrigated Lands 30 Miles of Canals Already Complete Rich SoilPerfect JlimateIrrigatipn flt! Rpn!irh"-A new town rapidly building 1 Oatl UCllUU.-'mHes north of Brownsville on tie Main Line of the St L, B. & At Railway A fine hotel, brick depot and many stores and homes already completed The Garden Spot of the Gnif 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. Stenger. Vice Pres. and Gen. Manager. Sam Robertson. Secretar E. F. Rowson. Treasurer: R. I Batts. Attorney, O. W. Heywood. w. Scott Heywoodj 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 METHODIST QUARTERLY CONFERENCE HERE Will-Open Tomorrow Night and Lajt Seven! Days. Prominent Ministers Will Be Here. The quarterly conference of the iMethodist Episcopal Church for this district will open in Browns ville tomorrow night at the Pres byterian church. It is expected that several prominent members of the conference will attend the meeting. Among- these will be Rev. F. B. Buchanan of Beeville, the presiding- elder of the district, and Rev. Mr. Scarborough, secre tary of the West Texas Conference Board of Missions. Several mem bers will also be present from Ray mondville, Mercedes and other points in the district. The con ference will last several days, and will hold its sessions in the Pres byterian Church. 'the State Firemen's Association is in session at Waco. Little Pay for Much Work. The editor in proportion to his means does more for hb town than any other man, says the East Prairie (Mo.) Eagle. He ought to be supported, not because you happen to like him or admire his writing, but because a local paper is the best investment a community i can make. It mav not be crowded with great ideas, but financially it is of mere benefit than both teacher and preacher. Today editors do more for less pay than any other men on earth. Might As Well. Bryan Eagle. Why don't some senator of orig inal ideas proclaim that it was a mob of spooks that shot up Browns ville? It is more reasonable than either Foraker's or Buckley's theory. As the result of au attempted jail delivery in Russia, 29 are dead and 28 wounded- METEOROLOGICAL REPORT FOR BROWNSVILLE. t Following are the observations taken at the South Texas Garden for the 24 hours ending at eight o'clock a. m. today: Temperature. Friday, May 15. Maximum, 91; minimum, 70. Rainfall, .69 inches. ' Indiana Co-operative Canal in tracts of any size to suit from ten acres up on easy terms. It wflljpay you to investigate our proposition E. F. Rowson & Co. TEe White Front. Office Brownsville, Texas -7 FURNITURE OF QUALITY AND STYLE Largest and Most Complete Stock in South Texas 0 Refrigerators, Gasoline, Oil and Wood Cook Stoves OFFICE FURNITURE, ETC., ETC. v g HANCOCK-LAMB FURNITURE CO., Brownsville . 0. BISHOP JOHNSTON SAYS MAY RESIGN At the Next Meeting of House of Bishops Report of Work of Diocese to Episcopal Council at San Antonio. Says May Return to Less Active Parochial Duties. To Tub Herauj. San Antonio, Texas, May 13. At the meeting of the council of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas today, Bishop J. 3. Johnston gave the council notification that he thinks of resigingr the bishop ric. Advancing age and infirmity are the reasons assigned by the distinguished divine for his inten tion to retire from active work. The fifth annual council of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas was convened here this morning at 10 o'clock in St. Mark's Cathedral. The opening service included the regular Communion service, and administration of holy communion-.. It was after the conclusion of this service that Bishop Johnston made his annual report on the work of the diocese. He spoke of the convention that was held in Richmond last year,. and ended his address by stating it. . 1. 1 1,,. : . . J w iuw wuui.il kuai uiiui idiuti. his resignation at the next meeting of the House of Bishops, which will probably be in 1910. He gave for his reasons that he was. becoming too infirm for the active work this high office in the church called for, and further said the end,' of two more years would find him ready to retire to less active paro chial duties. The news of his prospective res ignation is received with universal' regret, as he is greatly beloved by his people and ha? the respect, ad--miration and esteem of all persons, of other denominations here alsoi. At the conference of governors at the White House Wednesday, a feature was the distribution of a thousand cape jasmine buds from. Texas. West Brownsville The FIVE ACRE TRACTS in West Brownsville are now ready" for sale, and we will take pleasure in showing them at any time. Lake Front Residence Lots on Lake Ebeno and Lake Guerra, and Boulevard Residence Lots on Central Boulevard will be ready to show within a few days. We are ready to show Resider.ce Lots located on the extensions of Washington. Elizabeth. Levee. St. Charles. St. Francis and Fronton streets. This DroDertv is all under the Canals now in operation oi ihe arownsviile irrigation Co., who arewaienn? mare mnu rvww man an me omer canais 111 uic vtuicv uuiuumcu. xnc iviiv cituuju- iikiu chili uuuiuu'k oiouuu 10 iuwiui a. ucul m um iauu auu a. isiec suiuaiu 3f the residence portion is within the city limits and under the water mains and light lines ot the City, ine price 01 nve-acre tracts range irom $000 to $000 each, according. distance from the city. Residence lots $15o to $25o per lot Lake Front lots are loo feet front by 2oo feet deep, $25o to $5oo each. Boulevard lots are 15o feet front by 3oo ftt deep. SZ5o to $5oo each. One-third cash, balance 1 and L vears at b per cent, ur on the installment plan we win accept o per cent casn ana tne Daiance in equal monthly pay- ts at 6 per cent Complete maps and description of the property will be supplied upon request Hallam Colonization Co.. SALES MANAGERS rownsvilie Land APPLY TO ANY REGULAR cAGENT IN BROWNSVILLE. Improvement Co.