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VOL. XVII. :NO 322.
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS. THURSDAY, JULY. 15, 1909
SINGLE COPIES, 5 CENTS
LEONARD CLffANABLE PORCELAIN-LINED
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
VICTIM OP STORM DISCOVERED WILL HAVE THREE THOUSAND
BY FISHERMEN. I KALES.
February 1 7 to May 21,1 909
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
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 '
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-
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
i Not an Acre
of Land in the
To The Corn Growers of the Lower
Rio Grande Valley.
from the Rio Grande
Please fil lout and return to Her
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
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
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
fertilizer used? If i
Track Thought Now to Be in Condi-'
tion for Service Greatest Damage
Was Between Mercedes and Llano
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
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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
9. 'What cultivation do you
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
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
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
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.
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
13. Should there be any differ
ence 'in the seed-corn for the differ
14. What has been your exper
ience with worms and insects at
tacking the leaves, stalks, and
The town of San Benito U
growing rapidly. Splendid
hotel. Running atpr In ev
Two Splendid driven wells just brought in at San
Pure Sweet water at 180 feet
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
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
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.
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,
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. WE ARE BUILDING ON OUR OWN PROPERTY A STJfcA R MIT T ,,r ,v n.'rp'i
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