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ROWNSVUXE DAILY HERALD.
VUL,. A VII. JNU. 21b. BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 1909. SINGLE COPIES, 5 CENTS CPRAY pump: INSURE A PERFECT CROP 1 1 INCREASE QUALITY AND YIELD BUCKET A Full Line of KNAPSACK ( BARREL Spraying Outfits -LA LOMITA- IRRIGATED LANDS FOR SALE Hie facts that uc have advertised about Stites & Nlckerson clearing $10,000.00 from .forty-three acres of onions last winter has been told so ftern that wc will now give you the results of the farming operations of C. S. Taylor, of Mission, in raising snap beans. Jfjr Taylor Is an ex-ranger and his experience in farming dates back only to the time of his purchase of five acres of land at La Lomita one year ago. In September, 1908, he planted ono and one-half acres to beans and shortly after planting them "went to tho new town of- Cha'pin, where he was employed by Mr. John Closncr for several months. During Ms absence his beans matured, and lie instructed a neighbor to have them marketed. When he returned to Mission a day or two ago lie was very agree ably surprised to learn that his ono and one-half acres of beans had pro duced 178 J bushels and had sold at an average price of $2.25 per bushel, net to him, aggregating $391.02. When it is realized that this crop was planted, grown and marketed daring the the three months of October, November jind December, and re alized at tho rate of $201.00 per acre or $180.00 per nouth, for tho time they were being grown, sonic Idea of tho possibilities ji "5'lalgo County can be better understood. Brownsville, Texas, December 18th, 1008. CONWAY HOIT Mission, Hidalgo Co., Texas r The Coming Best Town In the Rio Grande Valley SEE . F. Rowson & Co. Exclusive Sales Agents , Brownsville Chapin J ROOSEVELT MAY NEVER RETURN WILL PACE DEATH IX JUXGLES OF AFRICA. Diro Prediction Fevers and Sleep ing Sickness Will Prey Upon Him, Even as Ho Preys Upon the Wild Animals of the Jungle. "Theodore Roosevelt may never return to the United States alive if he carries out his announced inten tions of exploring the -dark regions of Africa in quest of big game."' This is the dire prediction of Prof. Frederick Starr of the University of Chicago, whose prophesy is based upon his knowledge of the dangers of that country, particularly the in sidious fevers through his expedi tions to the Congo Free State. The former president, according to the educator, will invade a section of the country where few white men have ever dared to venture hereto fore on. account of the fatal nature of prevailing epidemics and the "sleeping sickness." "His danger," says the professor, in a communication to students, "will not lie in the animals which dwell there, but in the fevers which every explorer has come to fear and which have taken the lives of many adven turers. I have visited Africa and have known the extent of these dis eases. I had a fever peculiar to that portion of the country which I visited nine different times and narrowly es caped with my life. "The former president has not the temperament or the temper that a man needs who would withstand the dangers of the climates he intends to brave." " BROWNSVILLE APPOINTMENTS Lyon Predicts .That Creager Rentfro Will Be Named. and Col. Cevil Lyon, who says he is not a political referee, but has merely exercised a bit of fatherly supervis ion over political appointments in Texas, called at the White HouseTues day. An announcement and n proph ecy followed this visit. Col. Lyon an nounced that he had an engagement to talk over matters with the presi dent tomorrow afternoon. He prophesied that the president would, within ten days, nominate Jressrs. Creager and Rentfro for the two of fices at Brownsville for which the Senate failed to confirm last session. Col. Lyon said that as a matter of fact the president will name these two gentlemen as recess appoint ments by virtue of which they may assume and hold office until the Sen ate passes on their nominations A BAPTIST CHURCH. A $3000 Structure Planned for Mcr- cedes. Mr. W. H. Petty or-irownsville ar rived in the city Friday for the pur pose of making final arrangements to Duiia a, Baptist church in this city LOCATION OF RIVER BRIDGE NEAR SITE JPREIGHT OF THE PRESENT FERRY LANDING. Contract Lett, Work Begins Soon Plan Provides Space for Railroad, Street Cars, Vehicles and Foot Passengers; The location for the international bridge over the Rio Grande river be tween Brownsville and llatarnoros has at last been selected. From re liable sources The Herald has gleaned tha the bridge will be located on the f Jite of the present freight ferry near the foot of 12th street. Active work is to begin on the bridge foundation within a short while. It is also un derstood that the contract for the building of the bridge has been let and that it will be completed within the next three or four-months. According to a recent statement of Col.- Jeff N Miller, formerly vice president and gene'ral manager of the St. L., B. & M. Ry., which in conjunc tion with the merged National and Central lines of Mexico, will build the bridge,, this will be a spspension bridge and besides being a railroad bridge, it will also provide for street cars, foot passengers and vehicles. Albert T. Perkins, managing director of the St. L., B. & M. Ry., is expected to arrive in the city within the next few days -to complete all preliminary arrangements for the construction of the bridge. A NEW MAP OF TEXAS. Commercial Secretaries Compile Pro duct Map of the State. Austin. Texas, March 9. A pro duct map of Texas probably the first if Its kind ever issued in Texas has been compiled by the Texas Commer cial Secretaries' Association here and will be ready for distribution within the next few days. It will be printed on heavy paper suitable for mounting or framing. The especially valuable feature of the. map Is that it shows the products of the state by counties. The year 1908 is taken as a basis for showing the total annual output of each county, uf course in such a comprehensive work some errors are bound to center, but in the main, the map will show pretty closely the val ue of the products of every county in the 'lone star state for the year 1908. For the purpose of proper classifi cation-produce has .been, divided into three divisions agricultural, "miner al and factory. The agricultural classification includes the lumber "products, as well as the grain, cotton, trucic anu otner crops. Tne mineral class Includes oil. clay used for brick making and mineral water, as well as the other generally recognized com mercial minerals. The factory pro ducts include everything made for commercial purposes by artificial means. For the coast counties the annual production of fish and oysters Is shown in a separate classification. The map will be 32x3G inches printed in black, and will show some during county. He has had success alone this lino Yn ! very mteresung tacts. io Kins coun- other cities and at Brownsville ' goes tne aistinction or naymg tiie where the number of communicants ! "ctal production; to was-extremely limited, funds for the county belongs the palm for erectiou of a creditable hou" e of e Featest ffctory production and worshin wer JS,, L T, f ' Erath comes first as u mineral pro- aiocu. Mr. Petty hns a letter from the officers of the Home board of the Baptist church at Atlanta Ga. In which is promised $1000' supple mentary to the amount raised here bringing the total amount available for the Mercedes church to 2000. Mr. Petty was soliciting further do nations Friday, and states that he hoped to be able to build a $3000 church. Mercedes Enterprise. DEATH OF IRS. C. D. McDAVJTT i CULBERSON IS LEADER. Rc-Klccted By Democratic -Senatorial Caucus. ,. Washington, March 9. Senator Culherson will continue to be Demo cratic leader in the Senate during the Sixty-first Congress, having been re elected chairman of -the caucus Fri day morning. He was re-elected un- ; animously. No one else was suggest- o t. . .. e(. Tlna as was remarked by Senator Sudden Sorroiv Befalls Several Irom- who -nominated Him. no ono Snyder-Mason Lumber & Manufacturing Co. Lumber, Shingles, Sash, Doors, etc-. Give us a trial before you buy. We can please you. Phone 226 Office, Lev6e Street Yard, West "Brownsville inent Brownsville FamUies. Telegrams were received yester day by K, H. McDavift and W. E. Mc Davitt of this city, annonuncing the sudden death -of their mother, Mrs. C. D. McDavitt, which occurred 'at her home in Corslcana, Texas, yesterday afternoon. While it was known to the family that Mrs. McDavitt was affected with lieart trouble, yet her death came as a great shock to her sons. Mrs. McDavitt was 72 years af age Switzerland was her native country but while still a mtld-she moved with her parents to Paris, France, and her early girlhood 'was nassna r, t- , ... : vmi. rrencn, capital. Laterthe family moved to Canada, and from there to this country. The -sudden death of Mrs. McDavitt is mourned hv fivo : sons and four daughters; namely: E M. and J. E. McDavitt of Arizona J. K. McDavitt of Albany, Ga., MrsM. 4. Perkins, and Misses .Rosa and Ida McDavitt of Corslcana. Texas, be- ?fdesiJr"na W- E" -IcDtt and" Mrs. W. H. Clay of Brownsville. Her aged mother, Mrs. J. L. Hoy of Cor slcana. and sister Mrs. .Montague of Belize, British Honduras, also survive her. The interment will take place to morrow in the family burial ground at Alvia. Texas. else "had been thought of. This sen timent "was generously -applauded. Under Senator Culberson's leader ship the Democrats of the Senate act ed with much 'Concert and coherence of action. v. Senator Money of Mississippi was elected vice chairman, and Senator Owen of Oklahoma was re-elected secretary. The question of, commit tee assignments was discussed, a number of the Senators presaat ex pressing their preferences. Surprli-e Party. Mrs. CJarence A. Miller wife of U S. Consul Clarence A. Miller, the pop ular young society matron of Mata moros. entertained a number -of young people from this side with bridge whist at the U. S. Consulate in Matamoros on last Saturday night. While the party was in reality a sur prise party as Mrs. Miller had not been advised as to the coming of hei; guests, yet the hostess with charming ease at once proved herself equal to the occasion, and entertained- nen unexpected guests as delightfully as is her usual wont. Those partici pating in this very enjoyable event were Misses Mabelle Smith, Anita Ko walski, Mrs. H. W. Miller of St. Paul, Minn., Messrs. Leroy-C. Floyd, John Lockett, D, A. Spero and Mr. Kocher of Washington, D; C. Main Canal 27 miles long, 250 feet wide and 20 feet deep. 13,000 acre feet of storage. 4 sections separat ed by locks and dams. Wat er stands 4 feet higher in each section than in the one next below. 50 miles of lat erals, or branch canals now completed and in operation. Take our free automobile trip to the headgates and see for yourself. Water in any quantity de sired flows naturally from the bottom of the Rio Grande into our main canal and from there into the laterals and out upon the fields. It does this when the river is low as well as wheA the river is, high. To fill the canal we simply lift one or- more of the eight gates in the big concrete wall. SAN BENITO On Mainline of Gulf Coast Railway 19 Miles North of Brownsvjlle The Delta of the Rio Grande is the Most Favored Region on the Continent for Farming, Trucking and Fruit Growing San Benito is the Most Favored Spot In the Rio Grande Delta Because We Have Water in Abundance Which is the One Thing Needful At San Benito You Will Find The Only Gravity Canal in the Brownsville Country The Only Canal in the Valley that has Navigation We are Now irrigating' thousands of acres WithoutfPumps Get off the train at SAN BENITO or call at our Brownsville office, opposite Miller Hotel. Write orask for ticket giving you FREE AUTOMOBILE RIDE from Brown, ville to San Benito via our Heaigafe. Write for Booklet San Benito Land & Water Co. SAN BENITO, TEXAS. ALBA HEYW0OD. President SAM A. ROBERTSON, Secretary and Engineer Cane and other products handled on barges (20 by CO feet) through our series of locks and dams. 1 The town of San Benito Is growing rapidly. Splendid hotel. Running water in ev ery room. Two Splendid driven wells just brought -n at S&n Benito. Pure Sweet wsiter ai 180 fiett BROWNSVILLE AND KIXGSV1LLE. Will Try Conclusions On Diamond Field nt Iatter Place. On next Sunday afternoon, the Brownsville baseball team will cross bats with the Kingsville aggregation at the latter place. The home team under the able direction of Manager Ferguson is daily practicing and get ting into form. With Jutzie behind the bat. Sellman in the box, Juni Cob olini, McCage and McClintocIc on the bases, and Pelegrini at short. Brownsville has the fastest infield of I any amateur team in the great Mats of Texas, and, with Reyes, Kring and Bell in the outfield, a better line up could not be. secured anywhere. Not only Is the team composed of a fast in and outfield, but practically the whole of the team are good hitters, thus making as good an all around team as one would wish to see. If the local fans and lovers of the na tional game will but rally to the aid of this team and give it the proper encouragement, Brownsville this year will have in the field not only the best team that ever donned a Brownsville uniform, but the cham pion team of South Texas. Of the, twelve members of the new French cabinet eight have been regu lar writers for the Paris press. Here Gomin ! 4 ' The New Spring Stoch?of Furniture and Vehicles of HANCOCKLAMB FURNITURE CO. ; GARLAND STOVES STUDEBAKER BUQGIFS Falfurrias The Land of Now Development in the Falfurrias Country is a present fact, and not a promise, for the investor or for the homeseeker, offering unequalled opportunity to share the profits of the "Land of Heart's Delight" 2 TRAINS DAILY 2 Both ways via the SAP. Brownsville Road Passengers Connect at Corpus Christi, Robstown or Sinton. SJFOR ILLUSTRATED LITERATURE ADDRESS1 " Miller Bros. Company FALFURRIAS, TEXAS -k-k:"X"K-x:-x-4:-: La Donna Canal Co., Hallam Colonization Co. THE LANDS OP THE I, A DOX-VA CAXAL CO., OF WHICH WE ARE EXCLUSIVE SALES AfiHivrc nrenOTW- i.v-- a Acinic fl IT IS TJIE ONLY ItAfD FOI1 SAJiK AT DOSJfA. UXDER TIIE MM, fimw S ? OL" .KM XUi! THE RIVKR. T.OK . THE K. CHOP. WE WK, HTO OPERATK TO. O OB JOiR SSt-S. 5L2! , .. , i , HiniMrdsi li Ki !! OK 'LllB MILL t