' r~ Bubble*.
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
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.
“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.
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
“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
“What is that?” asked his admiring
“At least none of you can say that
you kuew me wheu I didn't have a
nickel.”—Detroit Free Press
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
Trying to Beat ths Gams.
-Every uote that prlma donna sinus
hosts me at least a dollar." said one
“Well." replied the other, "get a mao
to write her a song with only whole
notes and rests tu lt.”-Wa*liiugton
With ths Scalper*.
“Oh. mother, why ure the meu in the
“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'
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
This is something you can do in
your own field; try it.
HENRY EX ALL,
President Texas Industrial Congress.
WOMEN NOMINATED FOR
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.
CHANGES IN PRESIDENT'S FLAG.
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
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
An inventor has given an um
brella ribs flexible tips and claim?
they will prevent an umbrella being
blown inside out.
Vienna’s new water works system
briugs 50,000,000 gallons of water s
day from a point in the Alps 113
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
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
Carl Thorn and Frank Gunn, both
of Mission, were visitors here yes
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
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
H. O. Watts of Sau Benito was in
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
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
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
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.
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
But just then George produced
the gift—a silver thimble—and It
got suddenly cooler in the room—
Ladies' Home Journal.
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.
* * * *
THE PEOPLE'S FORUM,
, *•* *:J? *J* .14 J. IJ; _•_ -t'
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.
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
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
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
Thousands upon thousands of peo
ple depend upon HOT SPRINGS
LIVER BUTTONS to keep them in
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.
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#.
Two out of every five students in
the University of Texas support
themselves either wholly or in part.
During the past session over six
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'
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, !
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.
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.
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
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RAILROAD TIME TABli.'
! -I- ****** V
Nt. Louis, Brownsville & Mexico
No. 102 leaves 4:40 a. ra. .
No. 104 leaves 3:50 p. in. •
No. 101 arrives 10:50 p. ra
No. 103 arrives 11:40 a. in.
No. 122 leaves 9:45 a. m.
No. 121 arrives 6:00 p. m.
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
Monterey & Intermediate Poipts.
Leave—7:16 a m. ' V \
Arrive—7:00 p. m. ’ \
Between Brownsville and Point
Effective Saturday, May 11, 191f,
Days other than Saturday, Sunday
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.
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.
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.
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
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Our Big Price Tags Tell the Tale of Awful Slaughter
$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
$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
, *■ »*»§
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.
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