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Brownsville herald. [volume] (Brownsville, Tex.) 1910-current, August 16, 1912, Image 4

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lc®* of Pal®rmo.
If you wish to realize what devotion
to ices means you should go to Paler
mo, All over the south of Italy lees
are enteu to an extent of which we do
not dream, but lu Sicily and Palermo
in particular the custom has attained ;
amazing proportions. Ices are eaten
by people of all ranks and ages from ,
morning to night. Where a true Driton
would demaud a glass of beer the Pa
lermiau asks for an ice. Morning, noon
und night the consumption of ices goes
on. They are In wonderful variety
aad cheap. Thu stranger in that beau
tiful country finds the cafes invaded
between 4 and .*» by ice eaters. lie sees
officers and men of the army, mer
chants and work people, the rich and
tin* poor of both sexes consuming ices
with gusto. No one evades tills pleas
ant duty, l.ines of carriages draw up
at the side of the pavement before the
cafes, the occupants the coachman and
the footman all with their favorite del
icacy. At first the stt auger wonders,
then he falls a victim.—London Chron
lcle. ,
Antwering the Critics.
Home members of the congregation
of the late L)r. Joseph Urown ot lilas
gow objected to his frequent absence
from home amt complained ot it—some
of them to him personally and more ot
them behind bin back. When he
thought ho had hoard enough of it he
addressed ids congregation one Sun
day t bus:
“With regard to objection concerning
my absence. I have to say. first, when
I am out of the pn I pit I am usually in
some other body’s pulpit When you
are not in your own pew. are you in
some other body’s pewV Second, when
1 nrn out of my pulpit I put some other
body Into it. When you are out of your
pew. do you put some other body into
It? Third, when 1 um out ot my pulpit
1 sometimes get better men than my
self to fill It. and you have a chance ot
hearing the leading preachers In the
church, and sometimes I get worse
men than myself *o fill It. and the
chance of hearing them ought to make
you thankful for your mercies.”
U unpowaer.
The explosive nature of gunpowder,
which is made of charcoal, sulphur and
saltpeter. Is due t<> the fact that when
tired the charcoal and sulphur are
burned at the expense of tin? oxygen
In the saltpeter, much heat Is devel
oped and large quantities of gas are
produced. This gas exerts great pres
sure on the sides of the gun: hence its
disruptive or propulsive effects. When
gunpowder is tired in a gun the explo
sion is not instantaneous. The expan
sive force of the gases produced nets
on the shot nil the time it Is moving
along the barrel und gradually in
creases its velocity. If the explosion
were so sudden us to be practically in
stantaneous the greater part of the
forces would be exerted mainly on the
sides of the chamber containing the
powder and not, as is actually the
cu.se, on the shot
Why I* a °ergo!a?
An interesting question Is raised by
a writer on gardens in the Atlantic
Monthly. Why should so many Amer
ican gardens have that queer. Irrele
vant. useless thing called a "pergola?”
Generally it Is built in a spot where
shade is called for. but the pergola,
having no roof, affords no shade. It is
really a trellis and is borrowed from
countries where it is used to support
grapevines, but American grapeviues
are kept pruned hack to mere stumps,
and the pergola, as affected by our
suburbanites, is of no use at all as a
grape trellis. What N its use we have
never been able to find out Perhaps
some one knows. As one generally
sees it. the pergola is a sprawling, ex
tremely naked object, suggesting a
shed which has had its roof blown off
by a gale or a henroost that has been
deserted bv the hens because it is no
good. Can it lie that it is regarded by
some people as ornamental?
A Fine Battery of Teeth.
The animal having the most teetli Is
the great armadillo of south Central
and northern South America. It is a
fact well known to most people that
tiie normal or average number of teeth
in mammals is thirty-two—sixteen
nliove and the same number below.
The great armadillo, however, is an ex
ception. having from fi'J to 100. He lias
from twenty-four to twenty six in each
side of the upper jaw and from twenty
two to twenty-four in each side of the
lower jaw. Another peculiarity lies in
the fact that they arc all molars or
grinders. They Increase In size from
front to back, instead of from the root,
and are wholly destitute of enamel.
Looking Forward.
The husband and wife were making
u call on friends one evening. The
wife was talking.
"I think we shall have Marian take
a domestic science course along with
her music and regular studies when
at college.”
"Ah.” said a man present, who had
been a stranger until that evening,
"you took rather young to have a
daughter ready for college.”
"Oh.” said the mother naively, "she
isn't old enough now. She is Just
eight months old. hut 1 do so like to
look forward!”—Indianapolis News.
He Owns Up to It.
Once upon a time an Irishman was
walking through a lonely cemetery
end stopped before an imposing look
ing monument hearing the following
Inscription: "I Still Live."
Pat reflected solierly for a moment
and then said. "'.Veil, if 01 was dead.
I begorra, Oi'd own up to It!”—Exchange.
A Grand Army Score.
A golfer placing his first game of
the season reported downtown tU^fr*/^'
day that he had made a cIrr^j.i Armv
score—he went out in JjfVmd Cmne
hack In do.—Chita
“Old Nassau."
In the history of Princeton universi
ty is found the following entry after it
had been decided to seat the college in
Princeton:
“it was the desire of the trustees to
name the new building after the pa- j
tron and benefactor of the college.
Governor Belcher, but with rare mod- j
esty he declined the honor, requesting
the board to call tiie edifice Nassau
Hall as expressing ‘the Honour we re- ’
tain, in this remote Part of the Globe,
to the immortal Memory of the Glori
ous King William the lid, who was a
branch of the illustrious House of
Nassau.’ This request was complied
with In the following terms:
’* ’Whereas his Excellency Govr. Bel
cher has signified to us his declining to
have the Edifice we have lately ere.-ted
at Princeton for the Use and Service
of New Jersey College to tie called aft
er his Name, and has desired and for
Good Bensons that it should be call'd
after the Name of the illustrious
House of Nassau: It Is therefore vot
ed. and it is hereby ordered that the
sd. Edifice be in all time to come called
nn<l be known by ttie name of Nassau
j Hall.’ ” _
Easily Reconstructed.
The professor was In the exalfedly
platitudinous mood that sometimes
masters the wisest of men. As be
tween alternate sips of morning coffee
and bites of bacon he read fin.* editorial
articles in his newspaper, he remark
ed to his wife that if we “knew what
our forefathers talked about at the
breakfast table we could make history
live."
Now, Mrs. Professor is a plain, prac
tical woman, with a sense of humor
i and much experience with pmfes
1 sorial moods. She thought to herself
that It is rather fortunate on the whole
that history does not depend for its
existence on breakfast table topics.
But she said demurely:
“It would be something like this. I
think: ‘Where's my newspaper? This
i coffee Is cold. The toast is burned.
This is a bad egg. Where do you buy
this butter? For goodness’ sake, keep
those children quiet! Well, now 1
must be off!' ’’—Youth’s Companion.
Would Feel Easier.
Caddie Master—What sort of caddie
do you vrant. sir? Nervous Novice—
Well—er— I'd like a boy who knows
very little about the game.—London
Sketch.
Mr. Cliffe-By George! When we get
into our suburban home I'm going to
grow lilacs. Mrs. Cliffe—Don’t do If.
Henry. I like you much better smooth
shaved.—New York Globe.
The Real Reaspo —*
^*§a~XDU>J .Uk-VtfT for taking a
watch?”
“Not exactly. I’m here because 1
couldn’t get away with It.”—Detroit
Free Press.
t
The Connoisseur's Surprise. 4
An amusing story at the expense of WA
a certain high French official is tolil by ■■
a Paris eontpfuporary. II** "as show- < •
ing me of hi* friends the magnum opus j g
of his collection of pictures, a land- «
scape of the environs of Paris, and tie- I
pictlng the city ns it was in I'mtriefs
time. There could be no doubt ns to j
the authenticity of the picture, for it
bore the signature of Oonrltet In red.
The visitor pointed out that the horixo.i
was dirty and would l>e intproved hy
the application of a cleansing liquid
A iiottle was requisitioned and some
of the chemical gently applied with a
brush. Then was seen a delightful
little sketch of the FlfTel tower. It
may be observed that Courbet, who
was associated in the destruction of
the Vendome column, died about a
dozen years before the tower was
built.
Wages No Object.
“Can't you get any work?” asked a j
woman of the tramp who had applied j
at the back door for food.
“Yes, ma’am.” he replied. “I was i
offered a steady job by the man who
lives down the road in that big white j
house.”
“That’s Mr. Oatseed. What was the
work ?”
“He wanted me to get up at 4 in the j
morning, milk seventeen cows. feed, j
water and rub down four horses, clo/ .1 1
the stables and then chop wood until .
it was time to l>egin the day's work.” j
“What did he want to pay?”
“I dunno. ma'am. I didn't stop to |
ask.”—Youth’s Companion.
Won, but Not Hold.
A learned English judge asked a |
woman to marry him because she,
knowing his weakness, had mixed a |
salad so artistically that he declared ;
he could not live without eating an- |
other. The judge soon repented of
I his folly. The lady had a foolish na
1 ture and a temper which so tormented
j her husband that he would prolong 8
• the sessions of his court far into the i ,
night. “Gentlemen,” he was nceus- ' 1
toined to say when counsel or jury j
murmured at the lateness of the hour.
“ns we must be somewhere, we can- j
not be better anywhere than we are
here.”
Praise For the Growlers.
"The growlers.” says a Georgia phi- j 1
lusoplier, “are the boys that keep the j
world moving, for when folks are
growling all the time the world stops
to ask th^ reason and straightway
linds a remedy for the trouble. If the ,
world paid any attention to the opti
mists things would be at a staivdsdlA'.'. ;.i 1
Taking it for granted t*Verything's
0. K. is thej;t\fH£“V?ugress."—Atlanta
. j&WfcftutTon.
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ra, now long can a man live of. j
water?"
"it depends. Willie, on whether he is i
aboard a ship that won't sink.”—Cleve- { 1
land Plain Dealer. i
No Big Slices off Pi ices.
No Inferior Qualities.
Gun Metal and Vici Shoes in Button and Lace. Our Leader
Regular $5.00 values at ....
B’ack and Tan Lace and Button $4.50 values reduced to $4.00 j
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White Buckskin Button Oxfords and High C.uls at 4.00 and 54.50 j
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The Best Line of Work Shoes in Town. Freni 1,/jj to $3.25 1 j
Shoes that give satisfaction, made by II
such reliable manufacturers as Me j j
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Full Line of Boys Shoes in all Styles. jj
High anti Low, Button and Lace from - §L5 to iij3-25 jj
JUAN H. FERNANDEZ
Corner /2th and Adams Streets. Brownsville. Texas. \ ^
EXHIBIT OF FINE PIANOS I
PLAYER PIANOS''lN BROWNSVILLE
LOCATION 1103 ELIZABETH STREET.
We take pleasure in announcing to our friends in Brownsville and Southwest Texas that we 1 I
have shipped and placed on display here a large and representative stock of our finest F ianos I
and Player Pianos. This exhibit has been arranged for the purpose of making our high-grade 2 I .
Pianos better known to those who are planning to make a future purchase. We want you to feel 1 I
welcome to come and inspect this display whether you are a buyer or not. The opportunity to compare 1 |
S the worth and value of these pianos is worth a visit and we invite you to take advantage ot it. J I
ThePianos on display are: Chickering Grands, Emerson, Goggan, Smith & Barnes, |
Armstrong, Royal, Brewster, Willard, etc. I
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We wish to thank the people of Brownsville and vicinity for the interest shown in our exhibit. Those contemplating |
the purchase of a piano should sec this exhibit as Saturday is positively ihe last day. !
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l Thos. G oggan Bros, i
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Houses in Galveston, San Antofiio, Houston, Dallas and Waco.
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