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THE BROWNSVIIJiE DAIIiY HEItALn I HERALD WANT ADS II V! CHAS. M. ARMSTRONG & COMPANY IjAXB AXI) INVESTMENTS 1 BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS 1 10,000,000 ACRES TEXAS AND MEXICO LANDS SPECIALTIES Irrigated farms and Colonization Tracts, in all sizes, large and small. Let us know what you want. We have it in any" lo cality and can give the best prices. Write or call. PER Sim A LS H. G. Stillwell, the San Benito nurseryman, was transacting busi ness in town today. Customs Isnpector Fred Starck is able to be out again ater a long seige of pneumonia. J. B. McAllen and wife started for te McAllen ranch this morning for a fifteen day hunting trip. Miss Adelaid Boyd, who has been the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Al len for the past eight months left yesterday morning for her home at Baltimore. She was accompanied to Houston by Mrs. Allen and H. M. L. Hurrellbrink. During her stay here. Miss Boyd has made a number of warm friends, who regret her de pature and w hs i eashrthe thH parture and wis her a speedy return. Mrs. Allen expects to meet at Hous ton and bring back with her another niece, Miss Miller of Elizabethtown, Ky., who is coming to Brownsville for a stay of indefinite length. Miss Mamie Closner, with her cou sin. Miss Ella Closner, rqturned to Chapin, after a short visit in the city. To the Point and Back. Shortly before five yesterday afternoon, Dr. B. O. Works received a phone mes sage from John Simo at Point Isa bel asking him to go down to the Point to attend his wife who has been suffering some days with an abscess in one ear. Dr. Works found that the Rio Grande engine that had gone down in the morning had returned to replenish the water supply at the Point and would start bark at once. The doctor said goodbye to his wife and friends and took passage. He arrived at the Point at nine, the tired old engine, running into the station on fire pounds of steam and then dying. Dr. Works attended to Mrs. Simo an dthen lay around until the other engine that had been phoned for arrived from Brownsville. The return trip was begun a little af ter one a. m., and concluded at 5. This morninR'the train went out as usual. CONVENT ALUMNAE ENTERTAINMENT MEXICAN SUl'l'EIt AIi FKESCO, FOLLOW7I) BY' PROGRAM. In Which Vocal and Instrumental Music and Tableaux of Unusual Merit Delighted the Large Audi ence in Attendance. Chibtinas Tree Plentiful. Boston, Mass., Dec. 17. This year's crop of Christmas trees is abundant and of a good quality, al though the price is about the same as last year. The open weather in the northern states and New Bruns wick has made it an easy matter to gather stock. At retail the trees are selling for from 40 to 75 cents each, oking to size and quality. The ever greens cost the dealer about forty cents a bunddle, each bundle con taining from one to five trees. Trees retailing at fifty cents are said to cost the dealer only about twelve cents, but this large margin of profit is defended by the inconvenience of handling this sort of merchandise, the large cost of delivery and the the great risk. Trees left on hand after Christmas are only so much rubbish, and cannot be gien away. New Brunswick supplies a large part of the trees used in. New England and the East generally. I Advance Christmas Mails. New York, Dec. 17. To insure, the delivery of Christmas mails in England, the American liner St. Louis sailed today, instead of Satur day. The ship carried an immense cargo of mail, largely gifts forward ed to Great Britain from this country. The advance in the sailing date will permit the distribution of mails throughout a considerable portion of England by Christmas Day. The sailing of the steamship Philadelphia from New York for bouthampton, scheduled for Christmas Day, has been advanced Id the 24th. These changes are agreeable to the postal officials. The sailing of the St. Paul from Southampton for New York, original ly set for tomorrow has been ad vanced to today, so that homecom ing Americans may spend the holi days in the United States. Yesterday afternoon at the Con vent of the Incarnate Word a Mex ican supper was served to a crowd of appreciative Brownsville people that overtaxed the facilities of the culinary department of the Convent and made away with everything eat able that had been prepared. The sisters were assisted by a large num ber of the alumnae of the academy in preparing and serving the supper. Tables were placed in the large yard on the Seventh street side of the Convent and there delectable tamales and enchiladas and other creations Mexican were brought, steaming and savory arid hunger-compelling to the multitude who had forsaken the usual evening meal in the usual place to enjoy something different. Some staid householders and heads of families who refuse to be happy at meal time out of sight of their own hearths were seen toward dusk proceeding homeward from the convent grounds bearing huge dish es of comestibles that not even a tight covering could keep from emit ting the most pleasing of odors. In every way i.e supper was a great success, many more people at tending than had been expected. Following the al fresco feast, a Christinas entertainment was given in the Convent hall. The following program was rendered: Program. 1 Overture Crown of G6lu Piano. Miss Scanlan; Violin, Mr. Viano. Tableau "OXR WASHING! uN" Piano Solo "La Tempestad". . . Ituarte Miss H. Browne Old Song "Rock .Me to Sleep" . . Poses Plastiques, Miss Etta Kowalski; Song, Mr. Roarke Piano Solo "Venicionischen Gon- dellied" .-Mendelssohn Miss Rebecca Barragan Waltz Song "The Gleaners" .... Pupils of the Academy Piano Solo "Le Reveil des Syl- phes" Ketterrer Boat Song Schubert ExPupils of the Academy Tableau "Angelus Domini Nuntia vit Maria" Song: "Ave Maria" Gounod Miss Hicks Cavatina Ralff Piano, Miss Scanlan; Violin, Mr. Viano Tableau "Bethlehem" Chant: Gloria in Excelsis Deo. Christmas Anthem Chorus Bercense from Jocelyn Godard Miss Scanlan and Mr. Viano Tableau "Nazereth" Misses Barron, Marion Layton, H. Browne Tableau "Rock of Ages" The various numbers were well given and thoroughly enjoyed by the large crowd in attendance. The twelve little misses who took part in the chorus entitled "The Glean ers" undoubtedly won the honors of the evening. They sang and acted without a trace of self consciousness, seemingly enjoying the piece just as much as those on the other side of the footlights. One, the littlest maiden of the twelve was especially good, singing the closing "good night" with just every bit of emotion of which her young soul was capable. A very effective feature was the "pose's plastiques" in which Miss I Etta Kowalski posed most graceful ly, while the sweet old lullaby "Rock Me to Sleep" was sung. The different tableaux were wor thy of special mention, all being well posed and effectively staged. The hall and stage were very prettily decorated with palm leaves and greenery and many hued flowers. Tor Sale. ' FOR SALE I am the agent ex clusively ) for the "Hick's Reserve" land at San Benito. No water tax on this "Reserve" and the water charges are 4.00 less per acre for truck growing than the regular prices. W. S. Blaekshear, Browns ville, Texas. 12-14-7 FOR SALE A four horse power gasoline engine. Can be seen in op eration at The Herald. tt' FOR SALE First class team Mis souri mules, wagon and harness, for $450. Mules thoroughly acclimated. Address or call, Lyford Townsite Company, Lyford, Texas. 12.10-3 FOR SALE loiiii cords of good wood, regular ienj:th at ?1.7o per cord, F. O. L5. Tiacano. Texas, B. Lanata. P. O. Box MM, Brownsville, Texas. lOtiu CI M.MER Onion crates. Cheap. Dr. Mount C. Wild, Harlin gen, lexns. -ALE Wooden counter, t and cash drawer. Cheap, re Herald. 12-7-tf FOR SALE Three hores power gasoline engine. Cheap. Box 41.., care Herald. 12-7-tf For Rent FOR RENT 9 room house. Close in. Apply Bollack's store. to J. J. Wolff, at 17-3 FOR RENT One new furnished room. Close in, for gentleman. W. H., P. O. Box 311. 12-16-Gt 7 ROOM HOUSE Both water and stables. Apply to K. H. McDa vitt at the Brownsville Grocery Co. 12-14-Ct FOR RENT Beautifully furnish ed rooms in a new house. All mod ern conveniences. Mrs. R. II. Wal lis, Washington street, near fort. 12-11. 1!U FOR RENT Cottage on corner of Jefferson and loth street. For par ticulars apply to Mr. V. Egly oppo site. 10-28-tf FOR RENT OR SALE The Yz naga residence, formerly known as the Riveri.d'j lloitl. "Tine spie: did rooms and bath. Address Yznaga Bros., P. O. Box 154 Miscellaneous. FOR LEASE 250 acres of land 7 miles north of Brownsville on Alice road. Water and all modern improvements. Will lease all. or part. Can give possession on De cember 1st. Enquire of Geo. Cham pion, Brownsville, Texas. LOST Gentleman's locket on Elizabeth street; has picture of his wife and child. Return to Miller Hotel and receive liberal reward. 12-14.tf. n i Wanted. WANTED Position as bookkeep er or assistant bookkeeper, typewrit er operator or warehouse clerk. Speak English and Spanish languag. es. Good reference. Address S. F. F., Brownsville Daily Herald. 12-S-12t WANTED To buy a lot on Eliza beth, Levee or Washington streets, or on side streets, between these streets. State price, size and loca tion, etc. Address P. O. Box 204 12-1 Uf WANTED A first class hard ware and " implement man. Write at once stating salary desired and experience. Must speak Spanish. Address, R. P. Boeye, Donna, Tex. WANTED To Borrow on one or two years' time, $2000, secured by improved irrigated land near I-on-na. Will pay eight per cent and use most of the money to increase vnlue of security. -Address, "Farmer," care "The Herald." P. A. Lang & Son Wholesale Fruit and Produce and Com mission Merchants. 905 COMMERCE AVENUE l: HOUSTON, TEXAS and lighted with electric lights that had been put up for the occasion. The entire affair was in charge of Mrs. Jas. B. Wells, who was ably assisted by a number of the alumnae of the academy. The proceeds are to be devoted to the support of the free schools maintained in Brownsville by the sisters of the Incarnate Word. Teachers Coming. The city-county teachers institute will open to morrow at the public school building, to last five days. There will be over, fifty teachers in attendance, includ ing both city and county educators, all of whom a-e required to go to school for these five days and study the art of teaching-. "'CLOSING OUT -SALE OF The Hancock-Lamb Carriage and Wagon Stock BEGINS 8 A. M. THURSDAY, DEC. 16, 1909 Mark-ng the End al High Prices on VEHICLES in South Texas t 9 We have purchased the entire stock of Carriages, Wagons and Harness O.- Hi- HANr.OOK-T.AMB CO.. and will I shortly open up one of the largest Wholesale and I Retail Vehicle Houses in South Texas. This means the immediate closing out of the stock now on hand At a Tremendous Sacrifice Not a Carriage, not a Wagon, not a piece of Harness must remain when the new stock arrives. Get in on this early Thej e will be something doing every minute Buggies, runabout type, strongly built, full wrought gear, heavy steel tires, body 215 in. wide wheels made of selected hickory, - at and back upholstered in genuine leather. ' Regular price $50.00, closing out price !y57.75 Top buggies, piano box, stylish design, full wrought gear, selected hickory wheels, 2I in. body, easy riding, end springs, genuine leather back and seat, complete with top. Regular price $65.00, closing out price $19.00 Bike wagons, new design with cut nuder body: high arched, long distance axles, Studebaker pat ent body loops, selected second growth hickory wheels, 1 inch rubber tires, best leather trimmed made by Studebaker Bros. Regular price $100.00, closing out. price $70..0. Surreys, three quarter, cut under, long distance gear, Sarven patent wheels i inch rubber tires, panel seats, with solid panel backs, full canopy top, oil lamps and double fenders. This is one of the most stylish surreys made by Studebaker Bros Regular price $170.00, closing out price Sl.-J5.00 Village wagons, two seats, Sarven patent wheels, double collar 1 in. steel axles, drop end gate, very strongly built gear. Body, 6 ft. 6 in. long, 22 in. wide, 7 in. deep. Made by Studebaker Bros. Regular price, $80.00, closing out price $04.50 Carriages and Village wagons aie finished in the various standard colors to suit individual taste Columbus Farm wngons, 1 ,& in. skein, substantial well built gears, made to give satisfaction, double box 7 ft, 6 in. long, 3 ft. 2 in. wide, 14 in. deep Regular price $52.50, closing out price .$39.50 Famous Studebaker Farm wagons, known as the best in America, 2 in. skein, extra strong gears double box 9 ft. 10 in. long, 6 ft. 6 in wide, 18 in. deep. Regular price, $75.00, closing out price $04.75 Studebaker Farm wagons slightly different from above, skein, only $61.50. $14.50 single harness complete with collar at $9.90. $21.00 double1 harness at $15.75 $28.00 double harness at $19.75 $45.00 double harness at $34.50 Collars, all leather, well ma3e. Regular price $1.75, closing out price $1.10 35c sweat pads, quilted at 23c 25c Canvas back bands at 18c. About 125 Vehicles and many Sets of Harness to be run out at these prices. Mr. Mcrcnant, Mr. Farmer, get your wife a suitable Christmas pmcnt. A STYLISH RUNABOUT or a NICE COVERED CARRIAGE IViLfS? n lArV, VP " tht opportunity you have ever had in Brownsville to buy these lines at such MONEY-SAVING PRICES. Don I express vain regrets if you miss the golden opportunity. Everybody make a run on this store, we won t close the door. REMEMBER THE PLACE. REMEMBER THE DATE. WALKER BROS. Wholesalers & Retailers of Uptodate Vehicles & Harness BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS Tt" 5 I riz m m m m a a: m m Commencing Monday, Dec. 12th And lasting all the week WE WILL HOLD SPECIAL SALES For MONDAY, Special Sale Suitable Gifts for MAMMA For TUESDAY, Special Sale Suitable Gifts for PAPA For WEDNESDAY, Special Sale Suitable Gifts for SISTER For THURSDAY, Special Sale Suitable Gifts for BROTHER For FRIDAY, Special Sale Suitable Gifts for AUNT or UNCLE For SATURDAY, Special Sale Suitable Gifts for BABY, LITTLE SIS TER and BROTHER DONT MISS THESE SPECIAL SALES The Present you buy now WE WILL HOLD FOR YOU THE VARIETY STORE CO. " Home of Santa Claus " : rK rK Ht i'.i rH rK r!t H: at rH -K- ij. ij- ij: ij: jji ij- r;- .;- ij. .-h rK rit H: rK Hr ;K fh rfc . i-:-5 5 m IK I'