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BROWNSVH DAff I ALD VOL. XVII. :NO 322. BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS. THURSDAY, JULY. 15, 1909 SINGLE COPIES, 5 CENTS V LEONARD CLffANABLE PORCELAIN-LINED Refrigerators WILL LAST FIVE TIMES AS LONG AS THE ORDINARY KIND andWILL Save One-Third on your Ice Bill Come inand let us show you the All -Porcelain Refrigerator. It will be worth your time to see it before buying elsewhere. HICKS HARDWARE CO. BODY FOUND . ON PADRE ISLAND SAN BENITO'S FIRST COTTON VICTIM OP STORM DISCOVERED WILL HAVE THREE THOUSAND BY FISHERMEN. I KALES. r Shipments from February 1 7 to May 21,1 909 Onion Cabbages Snap Beans .128 cars 29 cars I car railroad This is cTWISSION Station was opened December 15, 1908, and the above vegetables billed to San Antonio on a 28 cent rate netted the company between $7,000 and $8,000. over and above express shipments. cAlfalfa shipments are just beginning. W. L. Rockwell, Irrigation Engineer for the Government, examined the red soil four miles north of emission, on June 24th, and pronounced it equal to the finest in Texas. If you want an irrigated farm under the most favorable conditions, or a town lot in one of the most prosperous new towns in Texas, address Conway Hoit, cMission, Texas Identity Established by Clothing Man Had Just Been Naturalized Came from El Paso Other Fish erman Not Yet Found. Special to The Herald: Point Isabel. Texas, July 15. Yes-' terday morning the body of Pancho ' Aretondo, one or the two fishermen drowned in the storm of two weeks ago, was found on the west side of Padre Island about four miles from Tarpon Beach. The remains were badly decomposed and unrecogniz able, in fact, little more than a skele ton enclosed in a few pieces of cloth ing was left. The find was made by a party of . fishermen, who. stumbled upon the body accidentally, that is, while not actually searching for it, although, 1 ever since the storm, every man on the bay has constituted himself aj private searching party and kept his 1 eyes open for the bodies of the two ' victims. J The identity of the body was not i finally established until after it had , been taken to Point Isabel, where ( some friends of the dead man were ; able to place him by means of the . few pieces of clothing found with ' him. The burial took place yesterday ( afternoon at the Point. j So far as is known, the dead man j had no relatives here. Before coming : to Point Isabel, he had worked at! Rockport and at El Paso and had just received his naturalization l papers, without which he could not engage in the business of fishing in this state. - ? No trace of the other victim of the storm has yet" been found. Wonderful Development, in Two Years Rio Grande Well Levied No Danger of Overflow River Going- ltoun. Special to The Herald: San. Benito, Texas, July 14. The big San Benito gin ginned its first bale of cotton this evening. Not two years ago the whole of the country in this vicinity was cactus and brush, and this year there will be about three thousand bales of cotton ginned from the San Benito tract. The Rio Grande has fallen about C feet in the last 3G hours, and the overflow dangers have passed. The river being well levied and guarded here, no land here suffered from the overflow. i i Not an Acre i of Land in the To The Corn Growers of the Lower Rio Grande Valley. San Benito Tract Overflowed from the Rio Grande i Please fil lout and return to Her ald office. 1. AVhat yields of corn per acre have you been able to secure in the Lower Rio Grande-Valley? various yields were .secured? 3. Upon -wlfat character of soil ' was the corn planted from which ' these yields were secured? j 4. Were these crops raised with or without irrigation? 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 heaagates 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 when the river is high. To fill the canal we simply lift one or moro of the eight gates in the big concrete wall. ENITO i TRAIN TO GO j I TO SAM FORDYCE What seed-corn was used? ! FIRST TRIP IN TEN DAYS ON AC-, i COUNT OF WASHOUTS. I C. - Was any so, what? fertilizer used? If i Track Thought Now to Be in Condi-' tion for Service Greatest Damage Was Between Mercedes and Llano Grande. ft 1 TI TI GOOD EATING OUR SPECIALTY 7. How far anart do you nlant in rhws and hill? I For the first time since the over- , flow of the Rio Grande, something , like ten days ago. t he branch train will today endeavor to make the trip , to Sam Fordyce, orders to that effect having been received this morning by the train crew. i A pile driver from Kingsville and a large force of men have been at , work for the past two days repair ing the track and trestle work be- y tween Mercedes and Llano Grande, j where the greatest damage was suf- j fered by the railroad company, and it is now thought that the track has 'been sufficiently repaired for .the 11(1111 IU i 1 i Ll iv; LUC CIllllU LI 1 1 ' I The train was expected to reach-' Mercedes yesterday, but did not sue-' ceed in doing so. 8. Do you. list corn? On Alain Line ol Gulf Coast Railway 19 Aliles North of Brownsville 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 I 9. 'What cultivation do you ommend? rec- M We are Now irrigating thousands of acres Without Pumps Get off tne train at SAN BENITO or call at our Brownsville office, opposite Miller Hotel. Write or ask for ticket giving you FREE aU TOMOBILE RIDE from Browns, ville io San Benito via our HeaJgates. Write for Booklet. 1Q. What" is planting? the best time for Running water in all rooms. Clean, cool and modern in all respects, cimerican plan and cAmerican cooking. Rates: $2 and $.2.50 per day. Special rates by week or month. G. O. TURNER, Prop. TOWX WAS RAIN OF FROGS. Cover Sidewalks and Make Walking Difficult. 11. Have you been able to raise two crops of corn per year? If so, j when do you make your first plant- j Jng and harvesting and when your -second planting and harvesting? i San Benito Land & Water Co. SAN BENITO, TEXAS. ALBA HEVW0OD. President SAATA. ROBERTSON.lSecretary and Ensinser Cane and other products handled on barges (20 by 60 feet) through our series of locks and dams. WARREN & CROSS Civil and Hydraulic Engineering Architects Maps, Plans and Estimates Irrigation Engineering one of our Specialties Rooms 4 and 6, Puente Building, Brownsville, Texas Utica, N. Y., July 12. A mes-, sage last night from Gouverneur says that in a heavy wind and rain storm there thousands of small frogs fell, covering sidewalks to such a great extent that walking was difficult. The rails on the Rome, Waterfown &Ogdensburg division of the New i York Central Railroad for half a mile were covered and rendered so slip j pery that the speed of the trains was ( materially lessened. ItIO GRANDE STILL. SEESAWS. i Snyder-Mason Lumber & Manufacturing Co. Lumber, Shingles, Sash, Doors, etc. Give us a trial before you buy. We can please you. Phone 226 Office, Levee Street Yard, West Brownsville Rose Last Night to Go Down Tin's Morning No Serious Damage. Between six and seven o'clock, yes terday afternoon the Rio Grande be gan to rise again and rose possibly about a foot last night but receded this morning. A great many people who were forced to leave their homes by the high water are now returning. Practically no damage has been done to property in the city by the water, excepting inconvenience to those who lived in the flooded district. There is still considerable water on North Elizabeth street and in the locality of Washington Park. 12. After planting a Spring crop, do you plow before planting the fall crop? 13. Should there be any differ ence 'in the seed-corn for the differ enf seasons? 14. What has been your exper ience with worms and insects at tacking the leaves, stalks, and ears? 1 The town of San Benito U growing rapidly. Splendid hotel. Running atpr In ev ery room. Two Splendid driven wells just brought in at San Pure Sweet water at 180 feet enito. em WHO SHALL PAY THE FEED BILL? Mercedes to Have An Ice Factory. Among tne passengers on the Ungrateful Friend Leaves Town Sud denly Stable Man Holds Horse 15 Have you used any preventive, 'or do ybu recommend any?. AHEAD OP MOSQUITOES. Five Hundred Barrels of Oil Have Reen Purchased by the City. FIRE INSURANCE is an important question. Don't wait until after the fire to INSURE. Select an Insurance Company whose record and strength guarantee the liberal fulfillment of its obliga tions, and "DO IT NOW!" We handle this class of Insurance. iWREFORD & BESTEIRO, Agents: American Central of St. Louis. St Paul Fire and Marine of St Paul, Minn Oiflce at Celford Theatre, Office hours 9 to 12 a.m. 2 io S p.m. Five hahdred barrels of crude oil have been purchased by the city of Brownsville from the Texas Company and Sanitary Inspector Floyd Layton expects to begin early tomorrow morning to oil all of those portions of the city wliere water is still stand-, ing. Two forces will be put to work oiling,"one starting some where in the locality of North Elizabeth street and the other one in the neighborhood of Washington Park, it is expected in this way to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes and thus prevent an epi demic of any kind for which the in sect pests might be responsible. 1G. What is the best method of harvesting and ;storing corn ,Jto -avoid the-ravages of the corn wee vil? - Sting of Bee Kills Woman. Mason City. Iowa, -July 12. Kill ed by the sting of a bee was the fate of Mrs. Mary J. Buck, a resident of Garrison. A hive of bees belonging to a neighbor had swarmed and lit on a- tree on the Buck premises. Mrs. Buck was sitting on the porch of her residence when one of the bees stung her on her right temple. She called for help and was carried into the house. Physicians were summoned, but before they could reach her side Albert Salmons, a well known far mer of the Mission locality, says thta he has loaned a horse to a friend for the last time. About two months ago a friend of .Mr. Salmons asked to borrow a horse for a short time. Mr. Salmons at that time had an extra horse, and being only too glad to accommodate a friend, willingly loaned it. This morning Mr. Salmons found that his friend left town yesterday "without even saying goodbye" and that he also left a feed bill at one of the stables in this city. The proprie tor of the stable refuses to surrender the horse until the feed bill is' paid and Mr. Salmons does not feel that he is the one to pay the bill as the qnq to whom he loaned the animal had agreed to feed it and therefore should be responsible for the feed bill. The matter is now in the jus tice court for settlement. norm oound tram from Mercedes -Monday was Friedlander, who has been located at Mission for some time. Mr. Friedlander has made ar rangements to build an ice factry at Mercedes and his trip is in connec tion with this project. He expects to have his ice factory in operation within the next two months. - For- Sale. Good family horse if disposed of at once. Brownsville Bottling Works. 7-14-21 No Lights Tonight. "Not today but tomorrow," was the reply of Superintendent Burks of the water and light plant to the query of a Herald reporter, late htfstaicmfw a Herald reported late this afternoon regarding the chances of being able to see one's way about town tonight." Some unexpected difficul ties have been encountered in the course of the repairs to the injured dynamo that have delayed us con siderably. However, the job is eil along toward completion now and I don't think that anything can hap pen to prevent us finishing in time ti turn on the juice tomorrow even ing. I can promise yea a stroll under the white lights tomorrow night. The Eureka Plumbing and Sheet Metal Works have the contract to in stall the plumbing work on the Works Sanitarium of this city. The roughing-in work is about completed. If there is anyone contemplating hav ing plumbing work done, they would like to have them come and see how a plumbing job should be done in order to be up to the minute and ab solutely sanitary. It does not cost any more to have your work done right. That is, if you are on to ycur job and have got the know-how hab it The venting and enclosed work will be uncovered for a few days, possibly one week. Go and see It Yours for good sanitary plumbing. The Eureka Plumbing and Sheet Met al works. it Many new changes will be made In the Airdome theater within the next few days. The seating arrangements will all be remodeled and there will be three aisles in the reserved seat section instead of one as there is at present. The entrance will also be remodeled. It is the intention of Mr. Tumlinson, the manager, to not only have all chairs arranged so that a good view of the stage can be had, but also with the idea of comfort for his patrons. Only the best and new est of motion pictures will be shown and the best vaudeville talent ob tainable will also be seen at this most popular amusement resort, 7-13-2t La Donna Canal Co., Hallam Colonization Co., Sales Agents, $50 Per Acre THE LANDS OF THE LA DONNA CANAL CO., OF WHICH WE ARE EXCLUSIVE SALES AGENTS 1JES BETWEEN DONNA ON THE ST. Ji., X. & M., BtTaND THE OLD MILITARY ROAD T n tttp vruvrt IT IS THE ONLY LAND FOR SALE AT DONNA, UNDER THE CANALS NOW IN OPERATION OF THE LA DONNA CANAL CO. 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