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Proceedings of
The Convention
(Continued from Page 1)
to get among them with a spraying
apparatus, if planted so closely. J. S.
Kerc of McKinney said that, judging
by Jris observations of orange groves
in .Florida and -California, it would
not-be at all practicable to plant so
close together, itoi. . j. ouies
of RaymSndville asserted that he had
nere,r seen any San Jose scales on
the oranges' of this Valley. He
thought, however, that 20 by 29 feet
was' a little far apart, and 14 by 18
feet would be better. Prof, wel
bourne asked if it would not be a
protection to the trees to plant some
what closer. E. W, Kirkpatrick did
mot think it would be any protection
to the trees
Sam H. Dixon of Houston called
attention to a recent article in an
agricultural paper saying that orange
trees now coming into this country
from Janan were infected with scale
Mr". Dixon had personally assisted a
government expert in examining s,
00 of these Japanese trees and they
Prof. Ness of A. and M. College
commenting upon Jlr. Arai's paper
said the convention as fortunate in
having with them a native of Japan,
whose climate is so similar to ours,
that it should be a great benfit to
those present to gain information re
garding citrus fruit culture in such a
country, where the industry was con
ducted by lifelong esperts. He under
stood from Mr. Arai's remarks that
cold snaps such as has just been ex
nerienced in this country are common
in Japan and occur regularly every
winter. The government experts
sent toJapan to investigate citrus
fruit culture, being unable to speak
.Tananese. and generally having inter
preters who do not understand the
nursery business, gain little informa
tion of practical benefit to Americans
on this line
Charts showing over 100 varieties
of oranges grown in Japan, belong
ing to, Mr. Arai, were then exhibited.
and looked at with great interest.
"The Best Method of Successful
Grafting and Budding of Pecans,"was
treated by E. W. Kirkpatrick of
McKinney, in a most able manner
Mr. Kirpatrick stated that the raising
of necans is one of the most profitable
industries that could be engaged in
in this country and it was surprising
to him that it was so very much neg
At the conclusion of the address of
Mr Kirkpatrich a most interesting
" discussion ensued. Mr. Onderdonk of
Victoria stated that this Valley would
produce English Walnuts from seed
linsrs when they received proper at
tention and were properly irrigated
Although the experiment in Victoria
had proved a failure.the test had been
made under most adverse circum
stances. Prof. Ness sated that he had
seen only one English walnut and
that it has never produced any nuts.
Mr. Schotten was of the opinion that
the seedlings were diseased and
would not produce results. He had
made several unsuccessful attempts
, to grow them from seedlings and in
each case they had all died: Prof.
Stiles stated that it was useless to
try to grow English walnuts from
seedlings in this country, that they
would grow up and then die out.
Mr Graham stated that he had some
on his place that he had planted
from the seed, but he believed it was
best to grow them on black walnut
stock. The greater portion of the del
egates seemed to be of the opinion
that growing English walnuts from
seedlings was not practicable in this
The last numbers of the morning
program were papers by Prof. H. C.
Stiles of Uaymondville and .1. S. Kerr
of Sherman on -Landscape Architec
ture for the Southwest. Both were
ably written, and were heard with
great interest. These addresses will
be given later.
Afternoon Session.
The afternoon session was called
to order at two-thirty o'clock by
Will B. Munson of Denison. president
of the tSate Horticultural Society,
who in a few brief remarks stated
that one hour of the afternoon would
be devoted to a memorial service for
the late C. Faulkner, a member who
had just died at Austin. The follow
ing resolutions of respect to the mem
ory of Mr. Faulkner were then adopt
Memorial Ilesolutions.
"Resolved, A great man has fallen.
God in his wisdom has taken from
our midst brother C. Faulkner of Wa
co. In this dispensation we recog
nize that the Texas Nut Growers As
sociation and in fact all of our horti
cultural interests have suffered an
irreparable loss, and the church and
the'state liave last a most noble sup
porter and citizen. While we how
in sorrowful submission to this dis
pensation, -we believe that is well
with him, and his works and noble
example will live among us blessing
humanity in its benign influence.
"Our brother, friend and co-work
er was admired for his fervent en
thusiasm, his intelligent and generous
work in horticulture for Texas, ana
for all of the states, He was a pio
neer in this great work. His discov
eries in, and contributions to scien
tific and practical horticulture have
been of great value .to the horticul
ture of the Southwest He is one
whose works will live after him. He
has been a faithful worker in our
State Horticultural Society for over
twentv vears. and was an efficient
president of the society. He was
also .the first president oi me
Mnt Growers' Association and had the
distinction of having shipped the first
rarioad of peaches from Texas
. , ... Jnnnnn4 CJITTYinnthV f Ol
we express ucciicoi. aju., ---and
sincerely sorrow with his devoted
family In this, their great bereave-
Tpxas has lost one of its noblest
and most patriotic citizens. His place
in our meeting can scarcely be nnea
by another.
"E. W. KirkpamcK,
"Jno.1 S. Kerr,
"F. T. Ramsey,
Addresses, outlining the life of Mr.
Faulkner and speaking in feeling
terms of the good that he had ac
complished were made by E. W. Kirk-
uatrick, J. R. May hew and Jonn t
Tho regular business of the meet
inc was then resumed. Planting the
Eucalyptus in Texas was the subject
of a paper read by H. Arbenz of faa-
rita. In his article Mr. Arbenz staiea
that the trees, so far as he knew, had
never been successfully grown m this
state outside of the Gulf Coast coun
try, although a few attempts have
been made to introduce it into lo
calities where the winters were too
severe for it. Of the hundred or
more species that have been intro
duced into the United tSates, only
about twenty are considered promis
ing for commercial planting. Among
those which had been proven more
adaptable to this country he named
the Eucalyptus Rostrata, Eucalyptus
Rudis, Eucalyptus Corynocalyx. Eu-
calvntus Robusta and Eucalyptus
Tereticonis. Of this list the Eucalyp
tus Rostrata had been more fully
tested and had made a most satisfac
torv erowth in the Gulf Coast coun
trv there being specimens at Rancho
de la Parra, near Sarita, six years old
that are sixty feet in height and six
teen inches in diameter two feet from
the ground. At the La Belle Farm
the Eucalyptus Rudis is making good
progress and seems equally as naray
as the Rostrata. He stated that al
though much had been written about
the fabulous sums made from the eu
calyptus and that this value had been
much overrated. Uhder proper con
ditions and proper care; it would be
come increasingly profitable as the
supply of hardwood diminishes.
Aside from its timber value, the eu
calyptus is also valuable as a wind
break which will make it especially
valuable in South Texas.
Commercial Fig Growing.
R H. Bushway of Algoa read a
paper on "Commercial Fig Growing,"
which was one of the most interest
inc to come before the convention
Air. Bushway dwelt particularly up
on the Magnolia fig. He stated that
it has never been definitely known
iust where the Magnolia fig came
from or how it received its name, but
that it was first introduced into this
country at Indianola, Texas, about
the early sixties. Commercially it
dates back about fifteen years. For
preserving, this fig is superior to all
other varieties and growers are now
receiving SG0 per ton for their pro
duct as against $15 per ton paid for
the ordinarv fig in California. Not all
soils in this district, in his opinion,
are adapted to Magnolia fig. The soil
should be a deep black sandy loam
with Rood drainage. A great many
people made the mistake of confus
ing the Magnolia fig and the Bruns
wick which are separate and dis
tinct varieties.
Mr. Bushway was asked by Mr.
Ford if these trees had any insect en
pmips. Mr Bushway replied that
there is one parasite which works
on figs but that they worked on the
roots. That he had found that five
pounds of lime and five pounds of
blue stonemixed with sixty gallons
of water and' applied to the trees
gave the best results, and when ap
plied to his trees these parasites were
checked almost instantly.
(Continued on page 6.)
One of. General Robert E. Lee's War-
.timo Dinners.
The great simplicity of. the habits
of General Robert B. Lee was one.rea
son for ha popularity -.with his sol
fliors. He fared no better than his
troops. There were times when for
weeks the southern army nau oui
ow.- miimis. often doing entireij
without meat In" ?xno um uu,
and the Sew" Mr. Charles juorru, u.
en amusing story of one oi inese ir
On a very stormy day several corps
renerals arrived at head-
wrrQ nnd were waiting for the
, - n tlinir
rain to abate oeiuru iuub .."-.-
camps when General Lees cook au-
,,wmi rtinnor. The general invited
his visitors to, dine with him. On re
pairing to the table a tray ot not corn
n hniled head of cabbage sea
soned' with a very small piece of ba
con and a bucket of water consuruieu
tlio ronast.
Tho niece of meat was so smau ui.il
on nniiteiv declined taking any, ex-
themselves as "very fond of
boiled cabbage and corn bread," on
xrn leh thev dined.
at rourse the general was too pouu
to eat meat in the presence of guests
who had declined It. But later in un-
fiftnrnoon. when they had all gone
fppiino- verv hungry, he called uis
servant and asked him to bring him a
nippp of bread and meat
Tnp darkv looked perplexed and em
barrassed and said in a deprecating
tniiP- "Well. Marse 'Robert, aat meat
TuiKit T not before you at dinner
wa'n't ours. I jest borrowed dat
niece of mlddlin' from one oi ce
pnnriprs to season de cabbage in ue
pot, and. seein' as you woTs gwine to
hiivA romnanv at dinner. I put it ou
iio rtish wid de cabbage for iooks. tui
whpn I seed vou an' none of de genci
mo tnnrlipd it I 'eluded you all know
mi it wns borrowed, and so after din
ner I sent it back to de boy what it
belong to."
The Way Jeremiah Mason Floored an
Important Witness.
Jeremiah Mason, a celebrated Amcri-
ran lawyer, possessed to a marked de
gree the Instinct for finding the weak
TTp was once cross examining a wit
ness who had previously testified to
having heard Mason's client maue j
pprtnln statement, and so important
waB this statement that the adversn-
i-cs pusp was based on it alone.
Rf-vprnl nuestions were asked by Ma
Ron all of which the witness answered
with more or less hesitation. Then he
was asked to repeat once more the
sfntpment he had heard made, witu
out hesitation he gave it word for
nviril ns he bad civen it in the direct
examination. A third time Mason led
the witness round fo this statement
fiTiri niin it w.is repeated verbatim.
Then, without warning, he walked t
the witness stand and, pointing srraigui
at the witness, said in a perfectly un
Impassioned voice, "Let's see tuat p.i
per you have in your waistcoat pocket."
T.ik-pn completely by surprise, hip
witness mechanically took a paper from
the pocket Indicated and handed it to
the lawyer.
There was profound silence in tut
courtroom as the lawyer slowly read hi
a cold, calm voice the exact words of
tho -cvitnpss in resard to the statement
and called attention to the fact that
they were in the handwriting of coun
sel on the other side. Ue then gauiereu
un his nnners with great deliberation.
remarked that there seemed to me no
further need for his services and de
parted from the courtroom.
Mason was asked how he Knew iuai
the paper was in the witness' -pocket
"Well " explained Mason, "it seemeu
in mo tiint- ho "ave that part of his tes
timony more as if he'd learned it thau
as if he had beard it Then, too, I no
ticed that at each repetition or his tes
timnnv he nut his hand to his waist
coat pocket and then let it fall again
when he got through. unicago iiecoru
Bafflina Old Aqe.
Wp have it on excellent authority
that in a hundred years' time people
will only suffer from old age just as
wc do now from bronchitis or tonsin
tis or some other preventable disease
"I haven't seen you lately," our grand
sons will be savins: to a man at the
Twenty-first Century club, to which
ho will make reply. "Been seedy, uau
a nasty attack of old age and have
just come back from a little aeroplane
trip to shake it off' London worm
A Narrow "Street"
The Enclish town of Great i'ar-
month contains a street that well may
be considered the narrowest built up
street in the world. This thoroughfare
Is known as Kitty Witches row, anu
measurement gives its greatest width
as fifty-six inches. The entrance would
seriouslv inconvenience a stout person.
as twenty-nine inches is all that is
snared from wall to wall, ihe town
contains many such streets as Kitty
Witches. Westminster Gazette.
Young W. Si Gilbert's Brief Interview
With Charles iean.
of fifteen, accord
ing to the-author of n biography of
Sir W. S. Gilbert, the future dramatist
showed his theatrical Dias w ius uu
-Enraptured with a spienuiu per
fV.rm.inro of "The Corsiean Brothers"
at the Princess theater, then under
fho management of Charles Keau,
young Gilbert packed up a few clothes
in a hand bag and actually succeeueu
in making an entrance to the theater
with a view to going on the stage.
Greatly elated at receiving the mes
sage that Kean would see him in his
room, the 'boy lost courage when he
was face to face with the great actor.
"So you would like to go on tne
stage?" said Kean.
'Yes. sir." replied Master uiioert,
trembling in every limb. '
"What's your names
Tho bovs imaEination failed him at
a critical moment in his life. "Gil
bert," he faltered, seeking refuge in
the truth.
"Gilbert. Gilbert!" reiterated Kean.
with a sharp glance at the embar
rassed boy. "Are you the son of my
old friend, William Gilbert?"
Kean turned to an attendant. "See
this young gentleman home," said he.
Danger In the Chill That Comes With
the Fall of Night.
Few neoDle who visit Denver realize
4V4 11- la lrvsiotnA Tll 7 O flT' -foot, allllrt
lilUl XI. LO iwvavtw w"J ' ' "
of a mile above the sea level. At such
altitudes the climate is always treach
erous. The midday sun may DC Dron
ing hot, but after dark the air is soon
chilled and one is liable to contract a
Several of the Spanish cities stand
upon the crests of tall hills, where
raiph climatic changes occur after
nightfalL When, as a boy at the grand
tmnra. I saw Spaniards in -varmen
nr "Tho Rarber of Seville" toss their
long cloaks or capes about their faces
I assumed that the act was intend pu
to disguise them to hide their faces.
Nothing of the sort. The Spaniard,
like the Italian of the Alpine regions.
always covers his moutn arter sun
down to minimize danger to his lungs
from the night air.
Gnrlonslv the women haven t any
fenr of the chill that follows the dark
ness. They may be seen in low cut
bodices at all hours of the evening m
the cafes, at balls and on the streets.
The men, however, are in terror of
cold night winds. Pneumonia and tu
berculosis carry off a great many vic
tims in Snain and northern Italy
Julius Chambers in Brooklyn Eagle.
Ton Furnish (he Girl nd we Will Funds! tie
FaulUess Furniture from" Tiffy-fire FnrniUre
Fashionable Fastidious Folks Tottuaaiclr
Find Famous Fanciful Foreian Furniture.
Furniture For Frugal Farmers. Faro red Fi
ancieri. Fortunate Fiartces. anilFallfifal Frous.
Howe Furniture Compaiy.Brcwnstille. Texas.
We are Now Open for Business
Want Business
, Give Us a Trial Before You BUY
Snyder-Mason Lumber
Manufacturing Company
Phone 226
Office Lower Levee St.
Yard West Brownsville.
d tare ram Oysters delivered at yoar resi&jsee, fresk frta Port Urrtca
Tfaarfday mi Saturday. Also a complete assertaeai of Toy, Alexin Cmm
Fittery, Braws Work, Etc. C. GALBERT, Near fee Ferry.
St. Joseph's College For Boys,
Special Primary and Preparatory Training Under Persowal Cay: rf
MAKIO i OKU 1 nuius
A Personal Appeal.
If we could talk to you personally
about the great merit of Foley's
Honey and Tar. for coughs, colds and
luns trouble, you never could be in
duced to experiment with unknown
preparations that may contain some
harmful drugs. Foley's Honey and
Tar costs you no more and has a rec
ord of farty,y8ars of cares.
"Fiavia Flipps is the njost remarka
ble girl I know."
"In what special respect?"
"Why, there isn't a milliner In the
world who can make her spend one
penny more on a hat than she started
out to spend." London Globe.
Not a Dead One.
Tim hour was lone past midnight.
hnr tho voimir clrl had not yet retired.
Moaning, wringing her hands, she
walked the room distractedly.
"Oh, father!"
A stately, white haired flgure in
evening dress had entered.
"Knther. sneak. Has interoonom
ttti killed himself? I heard a com
motion without at midnight a crack as
of a revolver, a fall as of a heavy body.
t wfiispil Winterbottom early in tin-
evening, and as he staggered from tin-
room, despair writ large upon ills pa.
brow, he swore wildly to take his own
The old man's eye gleamed as witu
some secret joy.
"Refused him, did you?" ne cnu-
feled. "Refused Winterbottom, en:
Wnll T'm triad vou did. Hes just
cleaned me out of $7 in a poker game
at the club." New Orleans Times-Democrat.
Legend of Moses.
Thf storv of the cause of Moses'
slowness of speech is given in the Tal
mud and runs as follows: Pharaoh was
one day sitting on his throne with
Moses on his lap when tbe cnua toou
off the king's crown and put it on his
on head. The "wise men" tried to
tht klnc that this was trea
son, for which the child ought to be
put to death, but Jcthro replied: "It i?
the act of a child who Knows no uei.
trr T.et two nlatcs be set before him.
one containing gold and the other red
hot coals, and you will nna ne wm pre
fi- th litter to the former." Ihe ex
periment being made, the child snatt-h-
ed up one of the live coais, put it imu
Its mouth and burned Its tongue so se
verely that it was ever after "heavj
and slow of speech." New York Anier
Bee Economics.
Tho nrrr.mization of bee life is a fas
cinating study. The workers in a bee
hive may be divided, says the Univer
sity Correspondent, into (1) harvesters.
-who bring in honey ana pouen irou'
flowers, wax from buds of pines and
poplars, water to mix witn pouen anu
honey to make the pasty food for the
larvae; (2) scavengers, who in early
morning carry out debris, including
dead, sick or injured workers; (6) ven
tilators, who stand erect and keep
their wings in continual movement iu
nrw to vnntilate the hive; (4) guards.
who defend the hive from wasps, rob
ber bees and other enemies.
Prilent Diseiolme Knfcv-ced by Kindness. We refer yon to pattoxtasi Sfc
faSoSrinedin this school. Fall term opeBS S. 1. cr t
parUsakiTS address ot. jvKra-rr o v.v '
W. 0. Coleman
Famous San Benito
Farm Lands
Brownsville Texas
Gulf Coast Apartments
Special Attention Given to Homeseekers
Strictly First-Class Accommodations
One Block From Miller Hotel. Phone 1 60 BROWNSV'LLE, TEXAS
Good Lard
yes we have it, and when you buy lard from us we do not charge
for the pail that is you can return the pail and get a rebate.
The famous B. & O. brand of lard is put up in 3. 5. 10 and 20 lb. pads
and we guarantee it to give entire satisfaction. And by the way. we have
excellent meat of all kinds.
American Meat Market
BERNSTEN & 0BERLE, Proprietors
Well Up.
"Is your son derelict In his studies.
Mrs. Comenp?
"Yes. Indeed he is. and it makes
us bo proud of the dear boy to ha
oil his teachers say so." Baltimon
Her Baseball Idea.
Elsie What are goose eggs in a
baseball match? Ilarry They are iu-T-ii
-An runs htp made. Why
did you ajsk? Elsie Oh, I thought may
be they were laid by the rouis in tue
game. Chicago News.
They Have Horns.
Teaher (givng a. lesson on the rhi
Boccr )s Now can you uame any other
thln that have horns and arc dan
gerous to get near? Sharp Pupll
llotor cars. Philadelphia Inquirer.
TKp Model Laundry
is now in good running order and prepared to produce any
kind oi launary wurjs. m auww"
We launder your household linen at very low prices
and uHie work better than you can do it at home.
Ask for Speciel LinenList Goods called lor an uv -
wten desired.
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