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aid: VOL. NINE. BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 1901. NUMBER 227. CONSOUDATED IN JULY 1893, WITH THE DAILY COSMOPOLITAN, WHICH WAS PUBLISHED HERE FOR SIXTEEN YEAKS. 0 4 0 V 4' DIRECTORY STATE OFFICERS. Governor Joseph. D. Say era Lieut. Governor J. N. Browning Comptroller B. W. Finley Land Commissioner Chas Rogan Treasurer John W. Bobbins Attorney General Thos. S. Smith Supt. Public Instruction J.S.Kendall DISTRICT AND COUNTY OFFICERS. Congressman, 11th. district. ..R.Kleberg State Senator 27th district D. McNiel Turner Representatives ( F. W. Seabury 85th. district ... ( Win. J. Kussell County Judge Thomas Carson County Attorney. . .Bobt. B. Bentfro, jr. County Clerk Joieph Webb Sheriff Celedonio Garza Treasurer Aug. Celaya Assessor Ezequiel Cavazos Collector Damaso Lerma Surveyor M. Hanson, jr. Eide Insjector Tomas Tijerina COUNTY COMJQSSIONKRS. Precinct No. 1 Atenojenes Oribe Precinct No. 2 Jose Celaya recinct No. 8 E. B. Raymond Precinct No. 4 Eugene Keller Tustice Peace Precinct No. 2 J. I. P. Franklin County court meets for civil, criminal and probate business on the first Mon days in March, June, September and De cemoer. CITY OFFICERS. alayor Thomas Carson hief of Police L. H. Bates jL.easurer Geo. M. Putegnat Secretary Clemente Martinez Attorney S. A. Belden, jr. purveyor S. W. Brooks kj3ssor and Collector S. Valdez U. S. DISTRICT COURT. 'Che following are the, officers of and Hie times and places of holding court for the Western District of Texas: S. District Judge T. S. Maxey Forney Henry Terrell Jleik , D.H.Hart Marshal Geo. L. Siebrecht Court convenes in San Antonio on the 6rst Mondays in May and November In Austin on the first Mondays in Feb ruary and July. Tu Brownsville on the first Monday in January and second Monday in June. In El Paso on the first Mondays in April and October. TWENTY-EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT. District Judge Stanley Welch District Attorney John I. Kleiber District Clerk Louis KowalsM District court meets as follows: Cameron County First Mondays in February and 8th. dayof October; con tinues in session five weeks. Hidalgo County Fourth Mondays af ter the first Mondays in February and 3eptember; continues in session three weeks. Starr County Sixth Mondays after the first Mondays in February and Sep tember; continues in session three weeks. Nueces County Ninth Mondays after the first Mondays in February and September- continues in session six weeks. U. S. CUSTOM HOUSE. J. H. Maris Collector A. Thornham Special Deputy A. A. Browne Chief Clerk E. K. Goodrioh Entry Clerk MEXICAN CONSULATE. Miguel Barragan Consul TREES. When you take into consideration the me and money spent in bringing trees into fruiting it looks foolish to plant any but the best; doesn't it? We grow the kind you want. Since 1882 we have made a specialty of strict ly high-grade stock. Our catalogue gives full descriptions and prices of all the prominent South Western kinds. Freight Prepaid. Glen St. Mary Nurseries, 6.L. Tabor. Prep. CI St. Miry,Fli. BEI. KOWJ&SSI, General Ktrchniiu BROWNSVILLE, tattiifced 1879.J TEXAS. PROFESSIONAL CARDS JAMES B. WELLS. ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office Second Floor Rio Urande Railrcd Building, J AMES B. BUTLER, ATTORNEY AT LAW, -Brownsville. Texas Will practice in all the courts. E. H. GOODRICH. E. K. GOODRICH. E. H. GOODRICH & SON. Attorneys at Law. Dealers in Real Estate. Complete Abstratts of Cameron County Kept in the office. BROYVNdVILLE. TEXA8 JOHN il ART LETT. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Will practice in District, State anl perioral Courts. Offlsa witn Jan. B. WellB. in Rio Grand Hi os Building (upstair). Brownsville - - - - Tex Q H. THORN ' DENTIST. Office Opposite Miller's Hotel. Office Hours: f. 8 ,2- m- an liUIII IU p 111 BROWNSVILLE. TEXAS. R. H- W ALUS . PHOTOGRAPHER, Its introducing new and select styles ot work at his parlors. Also new style of fanc3 card mounts. Copying and enlargements in crayon D R. R. P. ANDFRSON. Wb DENTIST. Graduate Vanderbilt Dental college No charge for examining teeth Office Hours J tt Office 9th street. One block from P.O BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS' i. L flWDR Successor to Bloomberg & Raphael. DEALER IN DRY GOO STAPLE GOODS LINENS, HOSIERY BOOTS apd SHOES HATS, SHIRTS NOTIONS, ETC Elizabeth Street Brownsville 8 AAAVAAWVVWVVWWWwf CONCORDIA HOU Thibteenth Street. PASCUAL BR1SENO, Prop'r. (Late of Miller's Hotel.) BOARDING, LODGING Meals at All Hours. Coffee and Chocolate, Fish and Meats always on hand. MAN A GOOD DONATION. Offered the State for an Experi mental Farm in Nueces County. Corpus Christi Caller. - Alice, Tex. , March 20, 1901. Hon. John Willacy, Austin, Tex : My Dear Sir: Having noticed that there is a bill pending before the legislature, the intention of which is to provide several addi tional experiment stations in this state, I desire to call your attentio to the discovery of good and sufii cient artesian water in Nueces and Duval conuties, of your district The use of water for purposes of irrigation is not at all understood in this state and as a'great portion of this state can only be converted into an agricultural conntrv bv means of irrigation, ithasoccurreci to me that one of these new ex periment stations should be placed in this part of the state. Now without goiuginto details an)' fur ther in dwelling upon the many ad vautages.that would redound to the general welfare of a great portion of onr state from the establish men of an experimental station in this part of Texas, I desire to offer as a donation to the state, for the use of an experimental station, to be established and maintained iu this county, a flowing well, giving, say 200 gallons of water per minute and say 200 acres ot land, or as much land as may be necessary for the use of such a station, the exact ocatily to be selected by some pro perly constituted committee. make this proposition in good faith and am ready tn do anything which you may think would further its acceptance. Yours truly, Robt. J. Kleberg. fei Suicide Catcher on Italian Express Train. Detroit Free Press It has become a fad recently in taly among persons who desire to commit suicide to jump in front of express trains. Three weeks ago the engineer and the passengers of the Genoa-Rome express were real ly vexed because in a short run of eight hours four persons used the train in this way to end their lives, regardless of the delay which they were causing bv their selhsh thoughtlessness. Moral suasiou appearing in adequate to the task of turning hese self-murderers from the faSal error of their ways, the railroad authorities have adopted a special suicide-catcher. It is placed in ront of the locomotive like the American cow-catcher and it scoops up the person who tries to nse the engine for his own unpleasant pur poses. Having scooped him up, it eposits him on a little platform, where he gets a free trip to the nearest station, while the engineer and the fireman enliven the jonr- ney by making deeply felt remarks to him. II ow JLre Tour Sidneys ? Dr. Hobbs'SpararosPHls cure aM kidney Ills. Sara- pleiree. Add. Sterling Ilemedy Co., Chicago or 2T.T. TO REWARD VOLUN- , TEER OFFICERS There Is a Desire to Give Some of Them Staff Positions. Washington, March 23. Efforts are beiug made to provide for some of the volunteer officers by appoint ment to the staff 'corps. Under the law promotions in the higher grades of the armv are made from the regular army ana the vacancies occurring in tne lower grades ar filed by appointments of officers and eulisted men of the volunteer army or enlisted men of theregula army. Thus, ir is impossible for any of the. volunteer officers to get commissions higher than fir lieutenant. .Men who have been serving as lieutenant colonels and majors in the volunteer service do not wish to enter the regular ser vice at the foot of the first lieuten ants or in the grade of the second lieutenants. As several volunteer officers of the higher grades have distinguished themselves in the Philippines, there is a desire to reward them by given them staff positions with the rank of captain MM Petroleum Discovered. Mexico City, March 23. News has been received here of the discovery of extensive deposits of petroleum in the northern part of the State of- Coahnila. It is thought probable that there is petorlenm all along the northern border near Texas. KM Surgery By Telephone. Philadelphia Record. Surgery performed by directions given over the telephone is the lat st innovation at the Hahnemann- hospital. A physician who is con nected with its surgical staff was called up by phone the other day by a nurse at the children's hospit al, in Germantown, with whichin- stitution the physician is also con ueeted, and told that his services were immediately required for a child who had dislocated its should er. "isriug the ciiiia right up to the phone," said the surgeon. "All ight, I have the child in my arm's," the nurse replied. "Now, then,' said the physician, "place the child's elbow against its side, and move its baud and forearm out ward." His directions were here nterrupted bT a sharp click that sounded through the phone. as the dislocated member snapped back uto place. "There yon are nice ly d6ne, wasn'tit? said thesnrgeou to the nurse. She replied that the operation had been most successful, md the physicau returned to his clinic. f-t Found: At the postoffice a small key, looks to be a key of a rolltop desk. Owner can have same by calling at this office and identify- ug it'and paying for this notice. Mi Mr. Schwab, the new president of tue steel trust, is said to have a salary of only $1,000,000 per year. I his duties, permit, he may do iseveral other things aud thus man- l.nrro f ,oi-o hnt. lnf.h aSe 10 'HaKe OOlll CUUS meet. England's Noted Man-Woman. The revelation that "Mr." Mur ray Hall, the Tammany politician of New York, was a woman, has re vived interest in England in Dr. "James" Barry, who rose to the rank of inspector general of the army medical department. In giving "his" extraordinary career, the Dictionary of National Biography says : She is said to have been the daughter of a Scotch earl. She entered the army as a hospital assistant attired as a mau on July 5, 1813. She soon secured promotion, being appointed assist ant surgeon in 1S15, surgeon major in 1S2T, deputy inspector general in 1S51 and inspector, general iu 1S5S, aud was placed ou half pay in 1S59. In 1S19 Lord Albemarle met her at Capetown, where she was at tending Lord Charles Somerset, the governor. .She is described as "the most skillful of surgeons and the iuost wayward of men j in ap pearance a beardless lad, with an unmistakably Scotch type of coun tenance, reddish hair and high cheek-bones. There was a certain effeminacy in his manner which he was always striving to overcome. His style of conversation was reatly superior to that usually heard at a mess table in those days." A correspondent writting to a London paper says : "I think you will find that when some years before his death,-Dr. Barry was stationed at George town (B.G.), he was 'bowled out,' so to speak. He had fallen so seriously ill that the doctors called u to attend him had to overhaul him, with the result that his sex was revealed. He appealed to his brother medicos to keep his secret, and this was done till his death." She died in London in 18Ga, when an official report of her sex was sent to the Morse Guards. ove for an army snrgeon is said to have prompted her extraordinary conduct. M General Pearson of the Trans vaal is at new Orleans for the pur pose of stopping the shipping of mrses and mules to the British in South Africa. Mr. Bryan has had his picture taken on top of a Philadelphia kyscraper. This is one of the few times, says an exchange, when hejjarne out on top. . Tlio Big: San Antonio Normal. San Antonio expects again to have the largest Normal- in the State to convene in the ' High School Building on Jnne3 and a: arger attendance from a distante than lat year is confidently ex pected. The Faculty is as follows : rof, P. P. Stuart, San Antonio, Conductor. Dr. W. H. Rpp Athens', Tex. Prof. T. G. Arnold, Beeville, Tex. Prof. S.tW. Stan field, San Marcos, Tex. Miss Nan nie Dawson, Lnstin, Tex. Prof. Wesley Peacock, San Antonio, Secretary.