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Writing to a friend, the author of •European Years" includes what he terms “a couple of bubbles” in one let ter. One, he says, he found In the London Telegraph, the other be does not account for. Well, this is the bubble: The new bishop of New Zealund. in a farewell and pathetic interview with his moth er after Ills appointment, was thus ad dressed by her, in such sequence us sobs and tears would |»ermit: "1 sup pose they will eat you, my dear. 1 try to think otherwise, but 1 suppose they will. Well, we must leave it in the hands of providence. But if they do. mind, my dear, and disagree with them." Another bubble, and a very tiny one: Foster arrived late for bis diuner. aj*ol ogizcd for being late, explaining that he had been detained by having to stand godfather to oue of Charles Dickens’ children. ”1 hope.” said Doug las Jerrold. ’’that If you gave the child a mug, it wasn't your own.” Young Doctor, Big Pill, “I had got my medical education by the hardest work,” said the doctor, “and hud hung out uiy shingle. 1 had expected to have to wait for the lirst putient, but uot to have to wait so long. Finally, however, the call came It was to a little house on the edge of town, and when 1 got there 1 found a womun sick with l had no Idea what X made out a ’pill prescription' for her. and for feur that I shouldn't earn my money I wrote nearly the whole mu teriu medlea Into it Then I told hei to send it to the nearest drug store und have it filled, and then I left. After an hour or two a small, shock headed boy appeared at my otllce, which was over the buiiUaud approached by out aide stairs. Wa. I the doctor that had Just been at his maw's house? ills maw’s house corresponded with the bouse I had Just visited, so I was tin doctor. ’Well,’ he went on. *my maw says how you expect her to swallow that air pill? She ain't no boss.* New York 1‘ost. Business Instinct. “A strange kind of thrift was brougnt to light when 1 advertised n ring that I had found." a woman said “Among the communications I received was a letter from a woman who frankly ad mltted that she had uot lost a ring. *• ‘But 1 want to buy one,’ she said ‘If the one you'found is not claimed by the owner and if you do not wish to keep it I will pay according to value and assume all responsibility.’ “The riug was not claimed, und I in vited my correspondent to call. She bought it nt a price that was cheap for her and munificent for me. “ ’I get half the really nice things I have by answeriug lost and found ud vertisemeuts,’ she said. ’Muny i»ersons holding unclaimed articles prefer the money to the goods and let them go at bargain prices advantageous to ► both.’“—New York Times. Musical Note. Lord North wus once asked why he did not subscribe for a certain series of concerts, as ids brother, the bishop, had done. “If 1 were as deaf as my brother.’’ he answered, ”1 would.” lu the Musical Amateur Mr. Hubert Ha ven Schauffler tells Berlioz's story of the young womuu in the music store to Indicate the sort of performer whose audience would lind deafness u positive boon. “But, mademoiselle.” suggested the clerk, "will not this piece in live sharps perhaps be rather too difficult?” “Pooh!” she replied disdainfully. “That is all one to me. Whenever 1 And more than two shariw or tlats l ■cratch them out with my i>eukuire." Cats ss Food In China. One often sums up the vulue of cheap for by describing It as having ts^n oh tained from the domestic cat. but lu China garments of catakin rank as h uh and are as precious as garments ot >a. ble lu this country, lu the Flowery Land cat’s flesh Is also much eaten and is especially recommended as u euro for consumption and all lung dls eases. It is vastly superior to cod livei oil. and therefore cats are considered extremely valuable possessions Black cats provide the best meat, and in a great many parts of China this fed i so highly esteemed that cuts are reared for sale like fowls or sheep. Satisfaction For Him. -Well.” said the millionaire's brll H^nt son, w ho has achieved success i»> his own efforts. "I have one great sat lafaetlon.” “What is that?” asked his admiring friends. “At least none of you can say that you kuew me wheu I didn't have a nickel.”—Detroit Free Press l Friendship. It Is a common observation that dtf ferenees of taste.understanding and dls position are no impediments to friend ■hip and thut the close-t Intimacies •ften exist between minds ea> b of which supplies what is wanting in the atber.—Lord Macaulay. Trying to Beat ths Gams. -Every uote that prlma donna sinus hosts me at least a dollar." said one musical manager. “Well." replied the other, "get a mao to write her a song with only whole notes and rests tu lt.”-Wa*liiugton Star. With ths Scalper*. “Oh. mother, why ure the meu in the frout baldheadedV “They thought their tickets from ths •calpsrs, mv child ”-Chicago Tribune Thtn Shs Got Mad. She (haviuu nothing else to navi—It's funny how we ever came to think ikj much of each other. Fuuuyt It's positively ridiculous! t Select Your Coton Seed Now. • The average farmer picks his cot ton as it opens, gins it, sells lint and seed, and then about the last of the season, hauls home seed enough for next year's planting. In thi3 way, as a rule, he saves the latent am' poorest seed. If, when the cotton begins to open, the farmer, with as much in telligent help as the size of the crop will warrant, would go through the field and select the early big bol)£ that are grown on short-jointed, vigorous, well-formed stalk*, until he has enough to furnish seed for next year's planting, and would have this seed ginned to itsefl, and carefully store it where it will not heat, it is safe to say that the nex season’s crop would ripen ten or fif teen days earlier than the average of this year’s crop, and that :h yield would be practically doubled It would be just as reasonable to shake down the apples promiscuous ly from a tree and take them to the fair, hoping to win a premium in competition with a man who had selected only the choicest specimen*, or to trun all of your stock loose tc breed indiscriminately, instead of forcing the survival of the fittiest by the most rigid selection, and ex pect to improve your stock, as it is to plant seed of any kind without selecting with the greatest care the most vigorous and the best, and hope for good results. It is fair to say that ten per cent of the cotton seed selected as above suggested, is infinitely superior to the average of the other ninety per cent; therefore, if you plant only the average of the whole you invite deterioration at nine to one. Each cotton grower, from the man who raises one bale to the man who raises one hundred bales, can very greatly increase his yield and his profit by this simple and inexpensive method. This is something you can do in your own field; try it. HENRY EX ALL, President Texas Industrial Congress. WOMEN NOMINATED FOR SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT In the recent primaires a woman received the democratic nomination for county superintendent of schools in each of the following counties; Bee, Travis, Colorado, Karne*, Bur net, and probably others. There seems to be a growing tendency, even in Southwest Texas, to remove the public school system from the zone of politics, and doubtless a very good way to help accomplish tbi* is to follow the examples of the counties above mentioned. No in stitution is more important to the average community than its public school system, and if the person most competent to superintend this system is a woman, there’s no rea son to bar here because of her sex. ! — San Benito Light. -m CHANGES IN PRESIDENT'S FLAG. ■a The president's flag, which few Americans have ever seen, and which has now a red field was given a blue Held July 4. An executive order just issued brings about the change. It will also cua-~e the in » rease of the number of stars on the | standard flag to 4 8. corresponding to the number of states in the union. Beat use that number would too greatly crowd ’he blue square or "union" in small flags it is or dered that colors less than five feet in width shall hear only 1:1 stars. \’o longer will flagmakers for the government be allowed to exercire ! their ow n judgment and tase in the proportions, for the latest order pre scribes that the dimensions shall be as follows: lloi-tl width), 1: fly (length). 1.9; ho!?t of the union (or blue field), 7-13; fly of union, 76; w idth of each stripe. 1-13. There will be just twelve standard sizes of flags, ranging from 20 feet their own judgment and taste in the |more Sun. -o City Plant Saves Money. Kan -as City, Mo.. Aug 15.—The value of the municipal asphalt plan to the property owners of Kansas City was shown recently w heu the cost of paving of 15th street from Virginia avenue to Woodland avenue was estimated. The co-t will be $1.62 a tquare yard. The usual iptice is about $1 90. --- The salt deosits of the United States are ample enough to supply the nation's demands for many years to come. -o An inventor has given an um brella ribs flexible tips and claim? they will prevent an umbrella being blown inside out. -o Vienna’s new water works system briugs 50,000,000 gallons of water s day from a point in the Alps 113 miles distant. » . _i C. and Horace Kelly of Mission are visitors in Brownsvile. They are guests at the San Carlos hotel. G. P. Trimble of San Antonio is a visitor in this city. C. W. Dunaway of Corpus Chriti was here yesterday. L. R. Newton of Corpus Christi was a visitor in Brownsville yester day. E. A. Spann of Dallas is a guest at the San Carlos hotel. *_ * Albert Sammons of Mission is a visitor in Brownsville. Chas. Eikel, a business man of j New Braunfels, Texas, was a visitor in this city yesterday. S. T. Melton of Del Rio was in the city yesterday. E. S. Mills of Chicago was a busi ness visitor in Brownsville yester day. Carl Thorn and Frank Gunn, both of Mission, were visitors here yes terday. H. T. Wood of Houston was a vis itor in Brow'nsville yesterday. J5. S. Templeton of Greenville, Pa., is prospecting through the Valley. He was in Brownsville yesterday. F. A. Gross of Oklahoma City, president of the Gross Construction Co., the contractor^ for the erection of the Cameron county court house; and jail buildings, arrived in! ■Brownsville Wednesday night. He1 is accompanied by Mrs. Gross. Luther Williams of Aba-tola, Mex ico, arrived in Brownsville Wednes day night. He is a guest at the Miller hotel. — Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Oatman of Dundee, 111., are visitors in Browns ville. They are prospecting through the Lower Rio Grande Valley. — W. H. Mead of Rayraondville was in the city yesterday. Mrs. G. B. Meriwether of Donna and Mrs. G. H. Worthington of Egypt, Tex., are visitors in Browns ville. H. O. Watts of Sau Benito was in Brownsville yesterday. H. J. Neff of Corpus Christi was here for a short time yesterday. H. Maye of Mission was a busi ness visitor in Brownsville yester day. ■ E. E. Damon of New York City is a business visitor in Brownsville. B. L. Cain went up on the Branch line yesterday morning and re ttkfned in the afternoon. • ■ Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Landrum and their guests, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Emerson Smith of San Antonio, came » in from the Clpres plan ation yes terday and took in the military band concert last night. Judge W. E. Hawkins returned la-t night from San Antonio, where he a.tended the democratic conven tion. Joseph K. Wells and L. H. Bates arrived home last night from San Antonio, after a strenuous two days' in attendance at the state democratic convention. -o Church Notice. All Saints Episcopal church at San Benito will be opened for *er ! vices Sunday, Aug. 18. Services at 11 a. m., and 8 p. m. A1 lare cor dially invited to be present. -o The Wrong Guest. The young man produced a small, square box from his pocket. “1 have a pre-ent for you,” he be gan. “I don’t know whether it will fit your finger or not, but-” "Oh. George!” she broke in, “this is so sudden! Why, I never dreamed-” But just then George produced the gift—a silver thimble—and It got suddenly cooler in the room— Ladies' Home Journal. -o For use on rivers subject to great tidal changes an Alabama engineet has invented a floating wharf which runs up and down upon a so.;d in cline laid with rails. .. JL * * * * \y THE PEOPLE'S FORUM, » , *•* *:J? *J* .14 J. IJ; _•_ -t' I Happier Homes on the Farm. As in all new and unsettled places many. farmers take neither time nor money to spend on beauti fying t.he home ground*, and in building comfortable houses. In a town if a man is preparing for some business, the first thing he thinks of is. where will I stay? But it i? not so with farmers. The northerners hurry their wives and children down to this country without preparing com fortable homes for them. Thus many people are dissatisfied. The first thing a farmer does on buying land Is to put up a rude shack and then goes to clearing his land for crops. Often people after a good crop spend their money buying more land. I think ^his is a great mis take. I think the first money should be put into comfortable houses, and as soon as possible fruit and shade trees should be planted. If farmers would spend more time in comfort able houses it would not only catch the touirt’s eve, but there would be many more happy homes on the farm in South Texas. DWIGHT BRAY. -o MORE ICONOCLASM. Now comes an iconoclast who would rob us of the good old super stition of St. Swithin’s Day. Fir^t thing we know’ some one will be tell ing us that the ground hog is not to be depended upon as a weather prophet. St. Swithin lived here a matter of 1,000 years ago, and it was not so very long after his death that they began to use his birthday as a guage for the weather. As the old tradition held, and still holds, St. Swithin’s day strikes the keynote for the weather of the following forty days. If it rains on July 15 it will rain every day until August 24. and, conversely, if it is droy on the former date, no rain will fall for forty days. But the Iconoclast has examined the records at Greenwich, England, for a period of twenty years, and he announces that “of the forty day* following July 15, ihe greater part w’ere rainy when St. Swithin's Day was fine. In the period spoken of there have never been forty consecu tive wet or dry days after the an niversary, whatever /he conditions may have been on that day.’’ Undoubtedly a careful examina tion of the records in any other part of the world would show’ similarly unsatisfactory results. We may safely assume that St. Swithin’3 reputation as a w’eather prophet has been smashed. And yet we meekly offer the guess that for the stated section of midsummer a weather prognostication bar*ed on the St. Swithin superstition will make a fairly good showing when compared with the works of the United States government experts. — Providence Journal. -o DON’T FEEL BLUE Liver Clogged Up—That's All—You Need Hot Springs Liver Buttons Little, dainty, magical workers that unclog the liver and set free the poisonous matter. Then gently, but surely, drives it from your sys tem. Among people who have visited Hot Springs, the HOT SPRINGS LIVER BUTTONS are almost as fam ous are the healing waters. Once the victim of constipation or of a rebellious liver uses these wonderful Hi tie health promoters he has no further use for any other pills, oils, salts, cathartics, or purga tives. Thousands upon thousands of peo ple depend upon HOT SPRINGS LIVER BUTTONS to keep them in superb health. Nothing known any better fot constipation, torpid liver, upsel stomach, headache, dizziness, ner vousness or that down and out feel ing. Box for only 23 cents at first » lass druggists in Brownsville anc vicinity. For free sample write Hoi Springs Chemical Co., Hot Springs Ark Brownsville Drug Co., specia agent in Brownsville. -o Notice to Mother’s Club. All members of the Mother's Clu' are requetsed to meet in their fir*, regular session of the fall term Thursday afternoon at four o’clock at the Chamber of Commerce. A1 officers are to be elected at this ubeet lng. therefore a full attendance i very necessary. The school teacher are especially requested to attend. MRS W. E. HAWKINS. Pres. -- Electric food and wat/r heater are said to increase hens’ egg layin powers and to prevent poultry dii eases due to cold food#. UNIVERSITY DEMOCRACY. Two out of every five students in the University of Texas support themselves either wholly or in part. During the past session over six I j hundred students kept them elves in (the university by their own efforts. | A few students are from wealthy i homes, some are children of people in comfortable circuratsances, and some are very poor. Numbers main tain themselves by arduous outside labor and heroic efforts. Some of the men students milk, do yard work, deliver papers: some of the girls care for small children, wait on tables and sew. How do their .fellow students look on them? One >young man who, during his senior year milked ten cows night and morning in a local dairy, says of his J experience: "I cultivated the so ciety and friendship of my college ma es of both sexes. Excepting the I demand upon ray time there was no social disadvantage because of my work. The democracy of the Uni versity is of such a rugged and pro nounced type that tv %boy who is . working his way through fchoo! | operates for rather than again>t him in a social vyay.” Af:er serving tables at the woman's table for three years of her university course, a young woman say*: “The girls with but few ex ceptions, showed the four of us thus employed, every consideration. In fact we gained a popularity all out of proportion 'to what we deserved. The work was tiring, and some times terribly monotonous, but wa«- excel lent training for ray present work with girls and young women.” Still another odd-job man writes: “I am glad 'o say that the school was es*entially democratic. A man was taken on his merits and not on his blue blood or bullion. I be longed to a fraternity and took ac tive part in a literary society, be- 1 sides at one time editing the ‘Maga zine’ and serving on the “Cactus' board." I Auto Licenser _ I . The county clerk has issued ante- ' mobile licenses to Gordon Miles, Brownsville; Harlingen Ice & Gin Co. and R. P. Foley, San Benito. Their numbers are 128, 120 and 130, ! re-peetivelv. -o There were 7.7.10 cremations of human remains in Switzerland last year, an increase of 22 per cent over the number for the year before. CAMERON COUNTY OFFICIAL DIRECTORY District Judge— W. B Hopkins. District Attorney—John I. Kleiber District Clerk—Louis Kowalski. County Judge—John Bartlett. County Attorney—E. K. Goodrich. County Clerk—Joseph Webb, sheriff—C. T. Ryan. Tax Collector—Damaso Lerma. Tax Assessor—George Champion. County Treasurer—Edgar L. Hicks County Surveyor—A. W. Amthor. Sup. Pub. In.—E. H. Goodrich. --o MEN MUST NOT DRING Use of Intoxicants Forbidden by Management of Railroad. As a resutl of an investigation Conducted by the management of the Delaware. Lackawanna & West ern railroad, following the recent disastrous wreck a: Corning, N. Y . an order has been issued to the em ployes of the transportation .-ervice forbidding the use of intoxicant . either while off or on duty. All clasps of employes directly connect ed with the movement of trains are prohibited from using their time while off duty in any manner that may unfit them for .lie same, prompt and efficient performance of their duties. This rule applies particular ly to men who spend their time off duty playing cards. WE HAVE INSTALLED A large corn sheller at Corpus Chri.-ti, and are in position to buy all the ear corn you have to ship. Kindly w’rite, Rire or phone us at Corpus Christi. If you will ship any corn in car load lots, and we will make the top mar ket price on same.—Taylor Grain & Hay Co.. Wholesale Buyers. Corpus Christ!, Teras. 7-24-1 m SCHLITZ BEER OH TAP At the SHAMROCK. jm w * * * * * v •> * * 4 4 * f RAILROAD TIME TABli.' ! -I- ****** V Nt. Louis, Brownsville & Mexico Main Line. No. 102 leaves 4:40 a. ra. . "Ill* No. 104 leaves 3:50 p. in. • No. 101 arrives 10:50 p. ra No. 103 arrives 11:40 a. in. Branch Line. No. 122 leaves 9:45 a. m. No. 121 arrives 6:00 p. m. Motor Car. To points up tno valley. ‘ No. 124 leaves 3:10 p. m. i No. 123 arrives 10: 15 a. m. National Lines of Mexico. Passenger dep<it at Matamor*. ,..,4 Standard Time. Monterey & Intermediate Poipts. Leave—7:16 a m. ' V \ Arrive—7:00 p. m. ’ \ Between Brownsville and Point Isabel _ Effective Saturday, May 11, 191f, Days other than Saturday, Sunday aud Monday Brownsville Point Isabel Lv 8:30 a. ra. Ar 10:00 a. m. Ar 6:00 p. ra. Lv 4:30 p. m. Saturday t ^ A f.v 11:00 a. m. Ar 12.30 p m. Ar 6:00 p. ra. Lv 4:30 p. m. Lv 7:oo p. ra. Ar 8:30 pfin. Sunday Ar 8:30 a. m. Lv 7:00 a. m. Lv 11:00 a m. Ar 12:30 p m. Ar 9:30 p. m. Lv 8:00 p. m. Monday Ar 8:30 a. m. Lv 7:^0 Lv 11:00 a. m. Ar 12:30 p m. Ar 6:00 p. m. Lv 4:30 p. m. ^ ~*T iTireston&i Non-Skid Tires ,v‘ Supreme by "test of hardest service, arc the one positive security against skidding on any Jr kind of road, at all seasons ' ■ RAM MONEY TC RAY CREDITORS Nearly $6000.00 in Cash Realized During the First Five Days, But Much More is Needed. . " -— •* Again the Prices have been Chopped Down. Everything Now Cut to the Very Limit. WE MUST HAVE THE MONEUOllR WHAT IE SACRIFCE ^ __ -r . - “ . tf7 Our Big Price Tags Tell the Tale of Awful Slaughter ! $5.90 $11.00 Iron Beds, 2 Inrh continuous Tubing now . $5.90 $22.00 B.*a*s Beds, 2 inch posts, guara'iteed not to tarnish and in sure*. for 5 years, now . . $12.75 $55.00 Guaranteed and insured P.-ass Beds, the roost magnificent ’Jeds ever shown in the Valley, now . $34.50 $11.75 $20.00 Sideboards, fine design. now .. $11.75 $40 Mission Buffetts, In best waxed Early English, now .... $23.50 $90.00 Circassian Walnut Buffets, one of t* * finest Buffets ever brought ii-to the Valley, . $49.00 , *■ »*»§ $1.79 • Mixed Mattretges, thick heavy one*. now . $1.79 Heavy thick all cotion Mattreaaea, now •••;. $4.25 114.00 i'otton Felt, Guaranteed Mat tresses, now . $8.75 As further inducement we are giving away absolutely Free, this month: ONE $60.00 BUGGY ONE $9 50 PARLOR TABLE. ONE $29 00 DRESSER ONE $4 75 PLATE RACK. ONE $9.50 ROCKER ONE SET OF $2 KNIVES & FORKS Walker Bros-Hancock to. | Wholesale and Retail. ? * i 1