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'JorrBpondssnc ollclt&d en all matter
local lnt&reit. xr ol Interest the
fjopio of Southwest Texan. JfcOack com
Inunic&tSon must ba ftccomtiiLnlad bv tha
tourae of Its author, nil far publication
.Auruofit.jjo.Mlrected;. but -as s. xuvante
ffood fallh. and when by request
nonycwjuB signatures appszr to such
-CororoSuleatiofis tb rt Is rerr4 to
3lcl tb nam x tha writer iksuli a
ibfrce&slty arise or bn tlMloaur.
ThurfTrfaiy, Nov. 1&, 1900.
J'OXAN I)0TLE will probably be
pfiblismng some more "pot-bnil-vr"
novels tins winter, hb he failed
1u be elected a member of parlia
ment. I'residet McKixijey'S plurality
TJT the recent election it is said,
will exceed that of Gent Grant in
18.72, She largest in history. It was
truly a sweeping victory.
The report of the death of the
Empress An of China is a fake of J
course. In fact, it is suspected thrst
this remarkable woman is none
other than Rider Haggard's "She,"
nnd will live n thousnnd rears.
Texas now has menus at com
luand, in a rich surplus lyinp uu-t-tnploved
in the state treasnry.
Let her employ it in 'leveloping
ber preat resonrces, and encoura
iu? industrial progress iu the
THE sympathies of San Antonio
people seem to bo largely enlisted
On tile side of the striking tele
phone girls, whose canse is doubt
less a just one, judging by the fol
lowing paragraph from tho Sun
day Herald :
Paying telephone" operatives fonr
bents an hour is nbnnt on a pat
wilh the wage? the sweatshop
"workers in New York city get. A
corporation which pas annual divi
dends of 42 per ennt ought to be
able to dti better than that.
It seems as if the telephone com
pany has fiually couie to the same
Conclusion, as it has agreed to
tiearly all the concessions asked by
The increase of the standing ar
my to considerably more than its
present size probably double or
even more seems only reasonable
finder present conditions, nor is it
likely that the support of snch an
firmy would be felt by the country.
This should not be considered as a
political issue, but merely a qnes
tion of expediency. The Philippine
islands are onrs, whether rightful
ly or wrongfnlly, and they must
be cariisoned, Porto Rico must
likewise have its quota of soldiers,
and the home posts should hot be
denuded to supply them. To in
. i-rease the army to that size cannot
be considered as an indication of
militarism, and there is no reason
why it should he opposed.
Bryan's determination not to
' accept the I ucra'tive editorship of
fered' him recalls the fact that he
-was an editor .before lie became a
lawyer and a politician, and
prompts the San Antonio Express
Jo prophesy that be may drift back
info journalism, sometime. It does
slot seem likely that this will ever
be, as it' would doubtless be scme
what' humiliating to the young
jSebraskan to make a move which
-would' virtually imply confession
of failure on his part in bis chosen
profession. Many men who began
l! doesn't make any difference wheth
r you believe in the "rnodernltheory
and speak of the Causes of diseases as
deferable lo germs, microbes or bacilli.
or whether yoii use 'the older andbettet
"Understood terms of hu'morsiand
"blood diseases Hood's Sarsapa
rilla cures, them all. ''W'
it cure's scrofula, salt rheum or
czema, catarrh, rheumatism, malaria
ind -alt other biocd poisons; nervous
troubles, debilityand that tired feeling.
This is not merely modern theory; it
is solid up-tG-date fact. k
" Salt rheutn'on mj hands so Severn I had to
wear floras most or the time. aal could not
bt my thumb ani Sneer together, was
rured br Hood's Sarsaparilla." Mas. A. O.
Spjicluimo. North Scarsport, Me.
Sly three months old hoy was cured of
rery badewe of scrofula by Hood's Sarsaps
tlllB." WM. H. GARNER. WesttarKPa.
Promises to cure and keeps tha prom
Ise. No substitute for Hood's acts like
Hood's be sure t" get Hood's.
life in the newspaper oflieo have
made it a stepping stone to the law
or other profession, but only those
who fail in. the profession they
adopt return to the editorial tripod
And those who do thus return rare
ly make a brilliant snccexs iu jour
nalism either. It is the man who
perseveres in what he begins and
works on at it, in spite of early
failures aud set-backs, that in the
end accomplishes great thiugs, and
forces Dame Fortune coy and un
witling though she be, to respond
to bis beck and grant his wishes.
Drying preparations simply clevel.
op dry catarrh; they dry tip tho secretions,
which adhere to the membrane and decom
pose, causing a f.ir more serious trouble than
the ordinary form of catarrh. Avoid all dry
ing inhalants, fumes, Bmokes and snuffa
and "036 that vh;ch cleanses, soothes and
heals. Elv'a Cream Balm is such a rem edy
and trill cure catarrh or cold in the head
easily and pleasantly. A trial Bi2a Trill be
mailed for 10 cents. All dreggists cell the
COo. size. Ely Brothers, 56 Warren St., N.Y.
The Balm curo3 without pain, does not
irrilato or cause sneezing. It spreads itself
over an irritated and angry surfa-e, reiiev-
incr immediately the painful inflammation.
With Ely's Cream Balm you afb armtjd
against 2s acu Catarrh and xiuy i ever.
Notice of Special
Victoria, Tains, September 11, 1900.
Notice is hereby given that a special
meeting of the stockholders of The New
York, Tesus and Mexican Railway Com
pany has been called by the Board of
Directors of said company to convene at
the General OQco of said company in
the City of Victoria, Texas, at 3:30
o'clock P. M. on tho 26 day of November,
1900, for tho purpose of authorizing the
making, execution and delivery of a
First Mortgage Upon the railway of said
company now under construction as a
branch lino to its original or trunk lino
of railway from a point on the said orig
inal main or trunk line of said company
in or near the town of Wharton, in
Wharton County, Texas, thence making
an angle with the said main line of more
than twenty-five degrees in its general
coarse iu a southeasterly direction
through the County of Wharton and a
portion of tho County of Matagorda a
lohg the general course of Caney Bayou
to a point in Matagorda County about
thirty miles distant froul the aforesaid
point of connection of said branch line
with the main line of railway of said
company, and upon any extensions of
said branch line that may be hero
after constructed, until such exteu
aion shall aggregate seventy miles in
length, with their franchises and ap
purtenances, to secure the payment of
bonds of said The New York, Texas and
Mexican Railway Company to an
amount not exceeding in the aggregate
the principal sun of Fifteen Thousand
Dollars for each mile of said branch
railway and extensions mortgaged there
by which have been or shall bo con
structed ready for operation, payable at
a time n6t exceeding: thirty Years from
the date thereof, and bearing interest at I
the rate of four per cent per annum,
payanie semi-annually, to be i3sued for
the purpose of constructing, completing,
improving and Operatihg the said branch
railway and such extensions, with their j
franchises and appurtenances. j
B, M, Smith, Secretary, i
m- - -X? T" i rri ,
ineaew xorii, xexas ana Jiexicamy
Fine stationery at BeRaij? oflice.
' Sherfff '-Scott eff (3 nines3?- nountv
was escorted W Houston by Light
Shipments ofi shgar 'cone from
Wharton have reachedover "fifty
cars of 33,000 Ibs.-each .
Texas pecatjsfjare selling at $l.fiQj
anshe.Ir - ' z-
Austin is to 'bave an infirjuary
costing $1).000 which will bt
under the direction of the Sisters
Lat Would You Give
To be cured'of catarrh? If you or
your friends have this disease, you
know how disagreeable it is. Its
symptoms are inflamed C3'es, throb
bing temples, ringing noises in the
ears, headaches, capricious appe
tite, aud constant discharge of
.micus. Fortunately its cure is
not a question of what you vill
give, but what you will take. If
you will take Ucods Sarsaparilla.
the great constitutional remedy,
which thoroughly puriBies, en
riches and vitalizes the blood, you
may expect to be completely and
permanently cured. The good
blood which Hood's Sarsaparilla
makes, reaching the delicate' pass
ages of the mucous membrane,
soothes and rebuilds the tissues
and ultimately cures all symptoms
The bacilli are found in the
sputa, aud it is settled by repeated
researches that tuberculosis is
spread nearly exclusively bT dried
For sale cheap 8 miles from Brownsville,
ONE PIEGE OF LAND
under enclosure with good wire fence
containing 500 ACRES at the Olmito
Ranch; said pasture has Resacas and
For Sale 2000 Acres,
North of the Olmito Ranch running to
Los Fesnos Resaoa. For furthor partic
ulars apply to
Brownsville, Texas, Oct. 1, 1900
3" ellies and Jams
O atmeai and Rice
igh Grade Hams r
utmegs and Spice fjj
HOC ackerol and Macaroni N
J hocolate and Cheese
Gt ood goods for the money
O nions if you please,
f ermicelli, Canned Fruit,
JCJ very that's nice, v
Ji - ever fdils to suit,
O ve money by bnying at
ftf H TON A1 MA U PINt JR
ft TENOGrTtiL PEER
A!1 kinds'flf stenographic workJ
(execnted witb neatness and dis i
spatch. Special attention iVen
Ito Conrt reporting, Legal work?
Office with J. R. Wells ESq
IBROWSVUjLK - - - TEXAS.
(fi JSI 'I i?or Infante and Children.
Mt:4 j 1' -J; i'fj'"-. .- Jfrt mnrwBntTiimi i in ill fri tiamm
ur.fi ttebioisaciE anubOKeis a
ness andIiest;Contairts iidOier;
- r " tie
iTOT "NAliLC OTIC .
Aperfecl Remedy ForCcitsfipa
Tion, Sour Stomach.Diarrhaca
Worms .Convulsions , Feverish
ness and Loss of Sleep.
rac Simile Signature of
t i -
gll ; 1
I EXACT CQPY OF WRAPPED.
Si L. DW0RilAN
lie First National Baflk
CAPITAL - $d(),()O0;
Surplus and Undivided Profits - 20,000
wA general banking business transacted .
Foreign drafts issued on all points in Europei
Bay and sell Mexican money and domestic exchange.
William Kelly-, Robert Dalzell, S. I DwormSri;
C. H. Maris, A. xYshheim.
The Place to go
(yj When J-on want
W AH Kinds of Liquid Reh-eshfti0nfs-
And (Jourtemis Trsattnehts
THE INTERNATIONAL SALOON
Dealef in r.
Wines, Brandies Honors Gi?(irs
Laredo Care of Wormser. Corpus Christi, P:0. Box. 34j
Manufacturer's Agent and Dealei in All Kindsofc
MONUMENTS, STATUARY AN L CEMETERY WORK
From all Kinds ot" Granite and MarbH
Agent for THE CHAMPION IRON CO., OF KENTON, OHIO. .
Iron ITencings, Columns, Benches, YaseSj Fountains, etc,
Estimates and- )ed?ins Furnished on Avplicattoju
I Represented by S, W. BROOK, BrcnvnsviLle, Tqx
jfi tqu Have
Jm far V4.W
THE CENTAUR CC1SP4KY. WCW C7.
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m eissauuTB yi ir
fj' For Over
I Thirty Years
The Finest in the City.Jgsl
gly, Jr., Manager)