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Je O. Wheeler, Ed. n4 Prop. 0w"'ce: Herald Buildixg, South side East Elizabeth Street. BROWNSVILLE, : TEXAS. Entered at the Brownsville. Texas, ti;e as second class mail matter. rHE OFFICIAL COUNTY JOURNAL. uincial Journal Hidalflo County. THE ut-MCIAL CITY JOURNAL. Correspondence solicited on all mat ters of lotal Interest, or of iiterest to the people of Southwest Texs. Each communication must be accompanied by the name of its author, not for pub lication (unless so directed), but as a guarantee of good faith, and when by request anonymous signatures appear to such communications the right is re served to disclose the name of the 'writer should a necessity arise for such disci -ewe. . Subscribers who do not receive their paper regularly are requested to notify this of fice and the matter will receive prompt attention'and Insure better ser vice thereafter. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1901. A young woman poked fun at the editor of a Blnffton, Indiana, paper because his trousers wert patched. It so happened that her " father owed $10 on subscription. f Jie editor sent the deliquent's ac count to a Newspaper Collection Kfiency Chicago. Result the editor now wears new trousers. Kitchener issued a proclamation some time ago to the effect that all Boers caught bearing arms in South Africa after September 15th would fce forever banished. On September 20th. the Boers captur ed 300 British soldiers and three gnnsf Probably they hadn't heard of Kitchener's proclamation. A fitting tribute to the memory of the late Gov. Guadalupe Maine ro of Tamaulipas, is a pamphlet published in Matamoros, compris ing the addresses delivered at the memorial meeting held in that city to honor the memory of the deceased governor. It is very neat ly executed and does credit to the publishing house of "El Iris del Hogar" who did the work. In the October number of Prank Leslie's Popular Monthly, appears an interesting article on "The Tex as Rangers : the Most Efficient Po lice Force in the World," which is very Jnteiesting and gives a very good description of the brave ran ger boys, who are so well known and so highly valued in this sec tion. A number of fine illustrations accompany the article. The Corpus Christi Crouy and Floresville Chronicle size up Mr. Sparrow, the railroad promoter, as g small and unimportant species of bird, though, for the sake of the great project which he claims to be engineering, The Herald hopes thpv aro mistaken. In order to give both sides a showing, their estimate is given: The Floresville Chronicle is. right in line with The Crony in its stiniation of the value of the re cent railway proposition. It says: "The Corpns Christi correspond ent of the Daily Express has cheek. He sent a letter to the Ex press from J. J. Sparrow written from Wiudsor, Ont., in regard to building a railroad from Corpus Christi to Brownsville, lhe Ex press headline artist speaks of Sparrow as a prominent capitalist. This makes people who kno w Spar cow, IaKh. He is a good fellow 0,i M bnild a railroad on paper as good as anybody, but lie was aefsr conaiuereu H K' EEP vour "blood pure ami your Btnmsch and digestive organs in a LaKhy comlitio by taking Hoods $arpwiJU. &d you irill be WELL. Judge Welch, in his order made in open court yesterday, changing the venue of certain cases fron: Cameron comity to Nueces county, nmkes some ver' serious charges as to conditions in this county, which our law-abiding citizens should read and -ponder, the judge's order being published else where in this evening's Herald. It has been remarked during the present term of district court that as fast as the grand jnry would in dict cattle thieves and the Utter were brought to trial, they have been turned loose. It would seem tfrnt there surely must have been evidence of gnilt against, the -parties indicted, or else the justices of the peace, in the first instance, and the grand jury, in the second in stance, would not have found any cansb against them. It is also noto rious that cattle-stealins: has been going on in this connty for a long time, and no owner of cattle feel that his property is safe. That an organized band of cattle thieves exists, there i every reason to be lievp, and that these bandits who prey npon honest people's property are .growing bolder and bolder, so that witnesses against them are ter rorized, is a matter of common re poit. A young boy not over fourteen years old was found dead, hanging by the neck to a tree by the road in this county some months ago. I was reported that the little fellow had committed suicide, but it was also believed, though it could not be proven, that he was hung by cattle tlueves to quiet his tongue Thus it may be human life is in jeopardy on account of these bold marauders. This is a matter for serious consideration by every citi zen of our connty. The grand jury has urged that a company of ran- crer. be stationed in this county to assist in suppressing lawlessness, as the county is too extensive and thinlv settled for one sheriff and a few deputies to properly guard, though they do faithfully what they can. It is to be hoped that their suggestion may be complied with. It is proposed by F. H. Crain and F. S. Coffin of Cnero to make a portfolio of all TeA'as oaDers containing reference to IT ft the assasination and burial of President McKinley, and send then to Mrs. McKinley, that she may realize the sorrow so univer sally felt in Texas for the tragic death of the President. These gen tlemen heve requested all Texas naners to send them copies of numbers containing such referen ces. Lato Items. Johann Mothb New York an archist, wasHLted while haran eneiuer a mBr auarchists in that city. More insurgents lately surrend ered in Manila aud several former Filipino officers took the oath of allegiance. A petroleum train collided with an express in Austria with terrible results. The petroleum was a sea of flame in a few moments and many persons were burned to death. The Czar and Czarina of Russia have returned home from their visit to France. - ; Baptist Mission. Preaching every Sunday at 11 a. m. and 7 :30 p. m. Pastor's residence up-stairs over hall.Pena building. Visitors wel come at all tunes. is: GeMHM stamped CCC Never seld In iwfc. Ctwarc ej the dealer who tries te kM ion Headache, biliousness, heartburn, indi gestion, and all liver iUs are cured by Hoods Pills Sold by all druggists. 25 cents. GREEN BADGES OF COURAGE. Sashes Worn by Army Surgeons and Their History. A great many people do not know why army fiurgeons wear green Bashes. It iB not so much as insignia of rank afl it is a protection to the wearer. .Accord mg to the code or war, stirgeona are never shot cr taken prisoners. To delib erately shoot a surgeon while he iB wearing bis sash iB considered a viola tion ot the code, punishable by death Because of ibis provision surgeons of one army never refuse to look after the wounded of the-other army if it is possi ble for them to do so. During the civil war it was often the case that after a battle the field &uspitnls would contain almost an equal number of men dressed in blue and gray. The federal army had the best surgeons and tho best stores, and a wounded Confederate con sidered himself in great luck if he was removed to a Federal hospital to ba oared for by Federal surgeons and phy sicians. But in the heat of battle a green sash is not much protection, and' surgeons were often wounded or killed. But this did not keep tho surgeons at the rear until the battlo was over. Thoy were often found in the thick of the fray, dressing wounds and sending tho wound ed to tho rear. Theirs was a perilous as well as a noble duty, and they perform ed it welL Omaha World-Herald. THE SCALING LADDER. now It Is Used at Fires IB Very Higrh Bnildlnffs. The most promising pupils among those admitted to the school of instruc tion at the New York fire headquarters are said to be those who have served an apprenticeship in professions that have called ihem aloft. Sailors, paint ers, roofers and steeple climbers have tho advantage of their pireliminary training. The first thing that a neo phyte is called upon to learn is how to handle the scaling ladder. This bit of apparatus Is a long, well seasoned tongue of timber with short crosspieces passing through it It ter minates at the top with a long hook, which has three or four ratchetlike projections on its undersurfece and weighs from 20 to 45 pounds. There is a special knack in handling it dexter ously,- and many a time a man who is slight and small of stature can manage a ladder which a Goliath would find difficulty in handling. "There is no piece of apparatus in the fire department," says one who has made a study of its methods, "which, skillfully handled, can be made to serve more purposes than this scaling ladder. The longest extension ladder in the de partment measures 00 feet, but the man with the scaling ladder can go up 14 oris stories without becoming exhaust ed. At fires before an extension ladder can bo put in position one fireman can push a scaling ladder into a second story window, scramble up and go from story to story to tho veryroof. He ia followed by a second fireman, who takes his Indder with him story by story, and this fireman by a third, until by the time the first man has reaehed the top there is a completed chain behind him, down which tho rescued may he carried and the fireman himself escape." New York Tribune. SLITHERS' RETORT. Bis Sarcastic Reply to the Private Boarding House Iandlad j Mr. Smithers is a somewhat fastidious young man who is looking for a new boarding place. Smithers can't abide the regulation boarding house, and al ways tries to live with a private fam ily. He is now convinced thatan "ad." which solicits boarders for a "nice prir vate family' ' is often a snare for a stuffy double fiat, inhabited by one small fam ily and 24 boarders. Smithers called one day last week at a place with a glowing description just on the flank of Michigan avenue's aris tocracy. "Hum! Suspiciously like a boarding bouse," thought Smithers as be took in the dimensions. A collarless negro serv ant whe opened the door confirmed his suspicions, but he had gone too far then to back out A sharp nosed, snippy landlady came in with a top lofty air. "Er ah, I believe I am mistaken,' he began. "I supposed I should find a private family. By the advertisement hu-m" The laughter and the familiar board ing house hum of 14 clerks and ten lady stenographers came up from the dining room in the basement The mis tress of the conglomerate "private fam ily" drew herself up proudly. "You are entirely mistaken, sir," she assert ed in a grasping, -7 a week voice. "This is not a boarding house, although we have a few friends living with us." Smithers sniffed the air. There was distinct odor of prunes and corned beef. "Well, I must say," he remarked as he turned up his coat collar and fled down the steps, "that it smells like a boarding house, madam." 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The-proprietors have so much faith in its curative pow ers, that they offer one Hundred Dol jars. for any caije that it fails to cure Send foriist of testimonials. Address. F. X Ciikxky & Co.. Toledo, Ohio. Sold, by druggists, 75c. ' Haii?s . Family Pills are. the heit. jjj Bears the ArtK l)S8 iJ For Over . Thiny- Years 3. Li. uworman, ai. iuonso.