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BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 1903.
IN JULY 1893, WITH TH DAILY COSMOPOLITAN, WHICH WAS PUBLISHED HEKK FOR SIXTKEN YKAHS
AMES B WELLS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office Second Floor Rio Grande RJltoad
i, II. U00DRI0H. E. K. GOODRICH
E, H. GOODRICH & SON
Attorneys at Law.
'balers in Real Estate.
lompMe Abstracts of Cameron Countj
kept in the office.
BROWKS 'U.K. TEXAH
OFFICE SEAR MILLER HOTEL, j
Elzabeth St., Brownsville, Texas. J
F. W. KIRKHAM,
Physician anil Surgeon
Special attention to the diseases of
the Eye, Ear, Noso and Throat. Of
fice in Tilglnimn Bnildiug, (up stairs
Thirteenth street. Brownsville Texas.
)K. L. l LAVTON.
Physician and Surgeon .
OFFICE: Parker Row, Corner liJtu
and Washington streets, (up
stairs.) Entrance Washington
UROWXSVILLE, : : : . TEXAS
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Sax Axtoxio, Texas,
FREXCII BOILPIKO, MAIK PLAZA.
Will practice in the federal and state
courts. Laud titles examined.
W. F. DEKNETT,
Staple & Fancy Groceries
Cigars, smoking and chewing
tobacco, Fancy candies,
cakes and crackers,
Full lino tin ware, crockery, Etc.
Old F urniture
aT MADE NEW.. -a
And General Repairer is now ready
to repair and upholster furniture
Levee and lltb. streets.
I am prepared to make sr.iU
on short noticp. Work
Shop Opposite Thielen Btkary.
S. L. DWORMOT,
THE FIBST NATIONAL BANK
OF BROWNSVILLE. TEXAS.
CAPITAL : Mti.nnn
A GENERAL BANKING
Buys and sells Mexican money i t
and Domestic Exchange. ! j
Foreign Drafts issued on all 11
points in Europe. I I
You Want the Best. -
Your Phvsiciati aims to put
all his knowledge, experience and
skill into the prescription he
writer, lr is an order tor n com-
binxtioii of remedies which j'tmr
eat requires. He oan.i.r rely on
the result unless the ingredients
are properly compounded.
H- f'fiir r your doctor and
to jmirself by briiitrir.fr jonr
prriptions hew. They'll be
Roinpon tided mfly by registered
pharmacists, who rn aided by the
largest, stuck of drug- in this part
of the States. vf rythinjr ot the
finest quality thai money can buy
or experience select.
J.-L PUT EON AT & BRO.
1BOTICA DEL LeOjSt.
I J. S. & M.
H WIN-C HESTER ABMS
Dru Goods, Boots asnoes
Shelf and Heavey Hardware,
ill Tin and Wooden are,
IH White Enameled Ware,
las Sheet Tin and Iron,
jjf Round and Plat Bar Iron,
S White Lead, Lubricating Oil,
Turpentine, Paint, Varnish
H and Window Gass.
Jll Pav tbp HrghPRt Prwes focHides,
atfV '. -
William Kelly, C. H. ATaris,
Robert Dalzell, A. Ashbeim.
S. L. Dwonnan, K. Alonso.
and MATAM0E0S, Medco.
Mixed and Dry Paints for
Carriages and Buildings,
'Jarriage, Wegon and Build
Sash, Doors and Blinds to
Lime, Cement and Bricks.
Agt. for John Finnigan & Co.
Skins and all ConDtryProdne;
THE OLD RELIABLE
THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE
Resists Inspection By Customs Of
ficers at El Paso.
El Paso, Tex., Jan. 20. An in
cident which may become of inter
national importance occurred this
afternoon, when Consul Max Weber
of the German Government at
Juarez, Mexico, refused to submit
to the inspection of United States
customs ofiicers ori the border.
A Stanton street carcomiiij; frc m
Juaree to the El Paso side and well
crowded, was stopped as soon as
American territory was reached,
and all passengers requested to
alight. This all did with the ex
coptfo of Consul Weber, who told
Inspector Caples that he would
alight as a personal favor to him,
but would refuse to recognise hif
otHciaJ authority unless compelled
bj' f oros.
Iuspeetor Caples, lifter a conver
sation with Collector Garrett, told
the consul that he would be com
pelled to use force if resistance was
made. Mr. Wj.cr then alighted,
but requested a note stating that
the force had been used to compel
him to submit This the customs
officials gave him and with the note
as a basis Mr. Wel:r stated that he
would cail the attention of the
Treasury Department to the mat
Mr. Weber bases hU 'Complaint
upon the Ia.im that he is a well
known citizen of Juarez and the
representative of a foreigu Govern
ment, and should under the cour
tesies usually accorded consuls he
immune from the humiliation
which he .ays the inspection caus
ed him. The local customs officials
will aid Mr. Weber in his complaint,
as the also wish a ruling upon a
point which has become a serious
hamper to their vigilance in guard
ing the border against the smug
gling of contraband goods.
OLD INAUGURAL BIBLE.
Austin, Tex., Jan. 20. The Bible
used in administering the oath of
office to Governor Lanham today
belongs to the Supreme Court li
brary. It is a small book, bound in
the vogue of fifty years ago and
bears on the fly leaf the inscription:
"Property of the Republic of Texas."
It is said that every Governor of
Texas has been sworn in on this
CALIFORNIA MUST ACT.
Washington, D. C. A confer
ence of members of State Boards of
Health declares that California
must act against the plague or be
cut off from the sister States.
THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER.
German Claims In Wis..;:
suited from Effort t lr
Arnold White, writing f torn Lon
don, sums up the situation in Ven
ezuela, and shows his countrymen.
how Germany has made a eatspaw
"Facts are beginning to leak out.
They are almost incredible. It
seems that the German Disconto
Gesellschaft financed wild cat
rnilwaj' project for tin- 'instruction
of a line between Caracas and Va
lencia. An English company, also
of the wilcat variety, at the same
time was endeavoring to construct
a line over a portion of the same
route from Cappa to W :n '.:.
"The Germans, bent ".'. i "ating
thoir liritish rivals, expei. ttd JC3,
000,000 sterling in constructing 111
miles of line. Thoworkinsrcxpenset
of this section after its opening
amounted to per cent, of the
gross earnings. The Venezuelan
government, like most imuniou
parties, was ready to promiso any
thing, and accordingly guaranteed
7 j)9r cent, on the capital. Of course
the Venezuelan government default
ed. 'German patience was soon worn
out. " f '
"BuWfere eotjies in the uncon
scious; timHor-of the situation. The
Germans! having expended extras
aant sumiOfm the construction "i
a line to ruin the English cotnpar .
have now successfully claimed ti
use of the British navy to collcci
their arrears of interest in a concern
which never had the remotest chance
of paying a dividend to Germans,
and only existed to injure English
men. Our govcrnmenUiamelyftx--ed
the crack of the kaiser's whip."
CUBA TAXES AMERICAN'S.
Residents of -the Isle of Pines Pre
pare to Resist Payment.
Havana, Jan. 20. Three hundred
Americans, property owners and
residents' of the Isle of Pines, are
preparing to resist forcibly, if neces
sary, any further exercise of sover
eignty there by the Cuban Govern
ment. Formal demand has heea
J made upon Minister Squiors for the
protection due to American citizens
on American territory, and Mr.
Squiers is conferring with President
American residents on the island
say they own and occupy more
than two-thirds of the land there.
They assert that the Cuban Govern
ment is levying oppressive and
unlawful taxes in the Isle of Pines,
and spending the proceeds in the
Island of Cuba. Administration o
justice in the Isle of Pines is said
to be unreliable.
The protesting Americans say
they have settled ;n the island with
their families and mean to stay-
Before investing their money in the
purchase and improvement of real
estate they received official as
surances from Washington that the
Isle of Pines was territory of the
United States. They refuse to pay
further taxes to the Cuban and ask
that steps be immediately taken to
establish agovernment intheisland
under American authority.
The situation is becoming serious,
and an open rupture is likely to
occur if President Palma sends
rural guards to the Isle of Pines te
enforce collection of taxes.'
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