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FRIDAY, DECBMBERr 31 , 1909.
THE BROWNSVILLE DAILY ISBRAIJ)
We Are Thankful
For our Christmas dinner, and the generous response
of jour friends and patrons at our late sales. WE
HAVE BOTH BENEFITTED, you, Mr. Customer,
and we. NOW, for Goods that are cheaper in the !
end, and BETTER THAN THE BEST, don t fail to
call on us.
A. SPERO, Elizabeth St., Brownsvillejex.
NO CHECKS FOR
LESS THAN $1
NEW BAXKXG LAW BECOMES
Saint Joseph's College
Directed and Taught by the Marist Brothers
Methods of teaching carefully adapted to the requirements o
the students. Kind but firm discipline. By constant attention
and direct watchfulness of the Brothers, disorderly conduct is
checked and studies are more serious.
Boys of more than 13 years or less than 5 years are not
N ext term begins JANUARY 3rd.
APPLY TO THE DIRECTOR
Chance to buy
A Small Farm
Four tracts, 31 to 3 7 acres
ach, splendid land, clear
ed, fenced, and tinder cul
tivation for three years.
All under irrigation.
In 1908 thirty-three acres of this land yielded in
cabbage $400 an acre. In 1909 it produced in
-cabbage $1 75 per acre, the difference in price be
t ing occasioned by a poor market.
This land is now ready to
be planted in .cabbage or
It is situated four miles from Brownsville, one
mile from station, and is irrigated by the Browns
ville Irrigation Co. 'Water laterals all built. Three
miles from Ohio and Texas sugar mill. The best
kind of land for sugar cane. "Not subject to over
flow, and situated in proposed drainage district,
This land can be purchas
ed for $100 an acre, one
third cash, balance in one
or two years.
,Xo One Seems to Know Just How
It Became a Law Supposed to
Have Been Done to Stimulate Sale
; enough, in the past, the greatest
trouble i nthe way of uncontrolled
1 enthusiasm has been found in the
I shadow of old Trinity church, at the
! head of Wall stret, where the an- j
eient chimes ring- out a farewell to
the dying year and a greeting to the j
new- The quiet which reigns about i
the old edifice-has year after ypar j
been turned into a bedlam, whiqh j
can be best described by an adjective j
derived from the traditional enemy J
of churches. !
For particulars address
S., BOX 413
Washington, Dec. 31. Under the
new section of the penal code of the
United States, it will hereafter be a
serious offense to issue a check for
less amount than $. The nem code
befcomes effepti(e tomorrow. The
language of the provision forbids the
making, issuance, circulation or pay
ing out of any note, check, memoran
dum, token or other obligation for
less than a dollar.
Business firms who have bean in
terviewed as to the effect of the new
enactment say it will mean the sub
stitution of postage stamps, subsid
iary coins and posLoffice money or
ders in lieu of bank checks for
payment of accounts representing
fractions of a dollars. The number
of bank checks drawn in payment of
balances of less than a dolar are
very few. Outside of the mail order
houses the number of such checks
received in the course of business is
Treasury officers are at a loss to
account for the legislation. It does
not appear to have been discussed in
either house of Congress. The con
sideration of the report of the com
mittee to codify the penal laws was
attended with very little interest ,n
Congress. Bankers who have been
interviewed on the legislation were
as much surprised as the treasury
officers to account for it.
One banker expressed the opinion
that it was a step toward the estab
lishment of a postal savings bank
but Senator Heyburn of Idaho, chair
man of the joint committee on revis
ion of the code, who handled the re
port in the Senate, made a speech in
opposition toth epostal savings bank
bill. The most rational explanation
of the enactment appears to be that
it was designed to stimulate the sale
of postage stamps and postal money
THE MODEL OP CHICKEXDOM. i
Herbert and Joe Sherwood Own Prize
FURNISHING HOUSE FOR MEN
I will tonight say a word about
We have a complete assortment of the fleecy, warm
underwear. It is not heavy, but of medium weight,
and will keep you as warm as toast when the chill
"norther" comes. AH sizes.
R. C. PATTERSON.
Elizabeth Street Brownsville
XEW YEAR'S EVE
IX XEW YORK.
Great White Why AVill Be Scene of
3Iad Merry Makers Indulging In
I See H.G.STILWELL
SAN BENITO NURSERY COMPANY,
At SAN BEtNlTO, TEXAS.
For prices on Nursery stock, Grape, Banana
Orange, Lemot, Fig, English Walnut,
and Ornamental es.
New York, Dee. 31. All laws,
written and unwritten, sanctioned by
lgislatures or the customs of polite
society, will be smashed into bits to
night, when a million or so of New
Yorkers, join in the annual New
York debauch. Revel or merry
making are not the words for the
festivities nothing short of debauch
or orgy will do justice to New York's
welcome to the infant year.
All day long the premonition of
what is to- come could be found along
.Broadway. The tin horn speculators
were out as usual with their wagon
loads of voice ruiners and ear de
stroyers, carefully attuned so that
no two make just the same quality
of dissonance. And then there was
the "tickler" man, who, quite ignor.
ant no doubt of the police commis
sioner's eedict, distributed at "five
per" the little bunches of moulty
feathers atop a little bamboo stick
Then there was the confetti man.
who in the last few years has be
come a new figure in the cult of
hucksters who get rich on the fool
ish fancies of others.
The revel of New Year's eve has
its good uses. It turns loose a large
amount of change which is in great
demand just at present. It has been
conservatively estimated that the
spirit of exuberance tonight will put
into circulation at least ?500,000.
All the theatres will be crowded,
and into the box offices alone has
been turned more rfhan" jn.00&00.
The come the suppers at the hotels
and resaurants, which mean an ad.
ditional item of $250,000. Of this
amount the Broadway restaurants
will get ?150.000. Flowers, cabs,
tips, favors, and music bring up the
total to the half-million mark.
As in the matter of passing upon
the Iesal quality of Sunday amuse
ments, the police will have to use
their judgment in keeping the exub
erance of the New Year's Eve revel
ers within hounds. The patrolmen
in a fatherly manner will merely look
on except where exhilaration verges
on rowdyism or where some efferves
cent young man attempts to pake a
miniature feather duster, technical
ly known as a "tickler," Into the
face or down the neck of some giddy
The inspectors will be stationed at
the various jonts where Ner York
era are moat wont to congregate to
eee the -old year ou Singularly
The Southwestern Poultry Asso
ciation members are strutting around
as proud, as William Mundy's 34
pound turkey, OTer the fact that one
of their number had a bird in the
poultry show that came within half a
point of being the most perfect do.
mestic fowl in the world.
"White Queen" is the name of this
wonderful bird and it is owned by M.
J. and A. J. Sherwood, 3403 Alame
da street, EI Paso. The bird, is a
white Plymoutk Rock pullet, seven
months old, and was hatched in El
According to Judge C. A. Emry,
who has had 37 years' experience in
the judging of faacy poultry, axd who
has attended every poultry show of
importance in the United States with
in, that time, "White Queen" scored
97 points and the other bird that re
ceived a higher score was one at the
NiargaraFails NationalPoultry show,
held there recently, and that score
was only half a po'int higher.
"If it was not for the slight ue-
fect in the comb," said Mr. Emry,
"the El Paso bird would score nearly
100 or per cent. She can rightly be
called the fashion plate, or model of
chickendom. The perfect contour of
her wings and the stately poise of
her head are the exact counterpart
of the artistic cuts appearing in poul
try magazines. I wish I owned her;
if I did I will guarantee I would get
a good price for her eggs.
"White Queen" was awarded the
silver cup given by the Southwestern
Poultry association and seveeral other
prizes and premium. El Paso Times.
MILLER HOTEL WINDSOR HOTEL RIVERSIDE HOTEL
Also BESTEIR0 BUILDING
We furnish your home from kitehen to parlor
.We Pay the Freight
THE WORKS SANITARIUM
The equipment is the most modern in every detail everything
new. Room single or associate. Graduate nurses. No trafnimr
school. Rates $2.00 per day up Prompt and courteous attention.
insured by physician in charge residing in building. Ambulance,
local and long distance telephone service, electric call bells, running i
not and cold water, modern oneratinff rnnm Tin tnhprpiilnsit: nr mn. 3
tagious diseases received. Accommodations for jatlenis of any rep-
1 I t TX 11 I x ' &
B. O. WORKS, Physician in Charge
Messrs. Sherwood, the owners of
this prize winning pullet, are former
Brownsville boys. Their old friends
here extend congratulations upon
their success in the poultry field.
HOG OR, CEREAL SAUSAGE?
Kansas Compels Butchers to Label
Topeka,Jan., Dec. 30. "Do you
want hog or cereal sausage?" That
is the question which will be asked
after tomorrow by the men behind
the counters in Kansas meat mar
kets. This distinction is due to the fact
that the state board of health recent
ly determined to compel all packers
and the butchers who make their own
sausage to label it when anything
pther than meat is put into it. Many
butchers and some of the packers use
corn meal in some sausages to give
an added flavor. Some butchers were
found who were not dissatisfied with
selling ground corn for sausage but
soaked the meal to give weight.
Hence all will have to cease using
meal or the sausage containing it will
have to be labeled "cereal sausage."
The sale of sausage containing cereals
of any sort is prohibited when the
label-is not used. t
The Nutting Season Now on Hand
We say so without blaif,
And any sort yon wish to cracb ,
We sore have got the staff ;
And frnits we sell we keep ihe best ;
it is Lowney candy, too ;
I have said enough win say no more,
Bat leave the rest with yon.
THE TEXAS CONFECTIONERY
H. MAGILL, Proprietor
ARCHER . ARCHER
Architects and General Contractors
Attention Given to Construction of Buildings
Anywhere in the Rio Grande Valley
FIRST NAT'L BANK BLDG. BROWNSVILLE. TEXAS
The regular annual meeting of the !
stockholders of the First National :
Bank of Brownsville, Texas, will be '
held at its banking house on Tues-
day. January 11th, 1910, at 3 p. j
iii. for the election of directors and
the transaction of such other busi- J
ness as may properly come before j
A. ASHHEIM, Cashier. !
Brownsville, Tex., Dec. 11. 1909 i
c i a i trices
On wir-yhog fence, poultry netting and barb-wire
Figure with us.
Frontier Lumber Company
ason Transfer Co.
8j ' 4-CyIinder, 22 Horse, Fully Equipped, Delivered $1,200 3j
11 MAXWELL 'rtlkfe Cylinder, 30 Horse j
j MODEL "E" J) Delivered $1,660 j
jj BURT E. HINKLEY, Brownsville