ROWNSVUXE DAILY HERALD.
VUL,. A VII. JNU. 21b.
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 1909.
SINGLE COPIES, 5 CENTS
INSURE A PERFECT CROP
INCREASE QUALITY AND YIELD
A Full Line of KNAPSACK
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
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.
Mission, Hidalgo Co., Texas
The Coming Best Town
In the Rio Grande Valley
. F. Rowson & Co.
Exclusive Sales Agents
, Brownsville Chapin
WILL PACE DEATH IX JUXGLES
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
"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
Lyon Predicts .That Creager
Rentfro Will Be Named.
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-
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
OF THE PRESENT
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
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
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-
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
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.
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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
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
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.
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
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
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.
The town of San Benito Is
growing rapidly. Splendid
hotel. Running water in ev
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.
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Both ways via the SAP. Brownsville Road Passengers
Connect at Corpus Christi, Robstown or Sinton.
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