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ruton VOL. TEiN . BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS. FRIDAY, MAY 16, 1902. NUMBER 251 CONSOLIDATED IN JULY 1 SDIJ, "WITH THE DAILY COSMOPOLITAN, WHICH WAS PUBLISHED HERE FOR SIXTEEN YEAKS PROFESSIONAL CARDS. TAMES B WICLLS, TTURNISY AT LAW.. O filet sco.ti Kloor Rio Gmtwle Rallioud !tit1ktt)tg, t2. II. UOODKIOH. K. IC GOODRICH IC. H. GOODJUCH & SON. Attorney at Law. Dealers in Ken! iCslaic. HoMiplctc Abstract oi Otmoron Oountj kept in tlic oflldc. HJIO'ft'.S'BrUA.H. tkiah 1i H. THORN DENTIST. Office Opposite Miller's Hotel. Ilflrp Hnliri" rrom 8 tb l2 m" aml Jlllie iiuuu. from , to 5 p. m. M ROWNHVI VUH, TKX.AS. Dr. V. W. KIRK HAM, Pliysleimi null Surgoon Sneotal a&fcouttoa in the diseases of tihe ISye, Bar, Koee nud Throw t. Of line l4t Tilgfeiaaa Building, (wp atnfr ThLrtatusk street . Bro wnerlBe Texae . I-" lp. LAYTON. Physician and Surgeon. OMos: Parker low, Ooraar ISilt. and WnabJngiaii sfcreoiti, (up aiatm.l KutraMce AVnlt1iitii Street. JWOWFSVILMC, :: : :.TBXAS DO KOT FIAL TO CONSULT MIS. Do not go tkroafrk life antferlnjr becauae yon Mara bran told Hint your dkeaae ix iacnrable. 1 out prove iliut inr fciiowlodaw of Phytic Scieue hihI Alkloidal Doit metric Medication will lw a boon to yon. If I oaunot run ym I oati at least relieve yowr MifferiiiKs mkI make life n little xweeter to yon. My renwtntSoii ia tatted npou my tmcomw. I "will visit any ptu'tof the county day oruight to nt t4Mid Uit jack. CoturalUiiou oonl tletitiiO. Call left at Uie Boticu (lei Lhow will be promptly answered. C. C. FORD Al. D. Office :HcldU BwkttiiK Cor. Wash iMfCton and 11 tit. streets. ft. H- WALLIS: PHOTOGRAPHER, Its ixlrodwcinf ew sad aeUct styles Li -ork at his parlor. AUo new style of fnncy card mounts. Copji.ijj and enlargcmrnts in cyrao tt G.E0RGE CHAMPION REAL ESTATE AND Li ve Stock Broker, Brownsville, Texas. $AM CULTURAL lands mrilnble t jjj for farmiag in the valley of the & jj RIO GRANDE, also in the State of W 5 TAM AULIPAiS, MJECICO, will bo X sold in small or laryo tracts to viz il mrlUOB AXT SUGAR LA ZDS A SPJUClALTY-m General Merchandise BROKER. BR ONSVILLE, TEXAS. r HOTEL m fi -MiLLEiR. ?: KKP1TTKD AND KEFUKNISHISD Xoals Uh Choioeat To Be Obtained On the mar Vet. ... o A Tfcnw Story Brick SO Kiody FnrniaUed Rooms. On Principal BwtMMB StruoL o Keibsouablu I:ito,s to Ipunilics. I1 k f; PItOP. Brownsville, Tex. GROCERIES. Jellies ami Jams, fjntttieftl ami Rica. High-grato Haw, fj at megs aud Spice. ryiACkeiYl and Mnesroui. Good Gbodt for the money. Qttiout, if you please. Vermt3!li, Csuaecl Fruit. verything that's uioe. Rontonabie Prices, fjever Fails to Bait. 'Sve Money by bnying at John McCovern's, ON ELIZABETH STREET, OCCOCOCOOOCOOOCOCOCOCCOO O Groceries AT Wholesale Prices. Hunliicht per bin $11 00 Hitfta IJtnt, per bhl 11 60 (Mi 0 0 100 White ISnle 18 00 Sxmel S00 OorGem, 8 00 Old Hiclwry 7 00 C o a p o a n diribank'a, by the tieroe, per lb, lSe la Ciwsper lb iSc COFFEE. Mexican Peaberry, lb, SSc llio OoiTee, lb 18l, to 10tc Aooordinir to claaa. SUGAR. Standard Granulated, 1 1-2 mite Sonar lb, 11 M to 12 Bnwn Hoftar per lb 0 RICE. , 8 1-2 eenta Mexican per pontad. CRACKERS. Soda per pound ltc Nic-Nac per pound lfc , VERMICELLI ox, 12 Iba per box.... mention Walter B. Austin, MANAGI5K Celaya Building, Elizabeth S JTow Are Yoar Kidney f Ir IIotebRpmrnri!icBiankiHicrllU Saw Ue free. Add. titer Joe Kcmea? Co..Quca?o w H. V THE TWO-CENT STAML. The Most Potonfc Faetor in the Bnsitips of the World. Reviuwiiip tin improvements it) thu m a nu fact n res, arts andaoienoes during the century last past, it is well worth the time to study the change the business methods wrought by the 2cent stamp. It is only necessary to go back twenty years, to a time when no person would bay and puy for auy thing until tt had been examined, and few business men wonld allow a dollar's worth of goods in go out until they had thu coin in thai r pockots. Mark the change. To-day eighty milliou of people are buying awl selling goods by moil in every city, town aud ham let in the Stales, Alaska, Hawaii, Porto Rico aud the Philippines, aud all it takes is a two-center slap ped on the corner of an envelope (and if President McKiuley anil the senate heed the votes of the bnsiness people, we'll soon have Cnba). The bnsiitess house that former ly hind a doxen traveling meu to sell goods, and hntf & many more to buy goods, has called these meu from the road and employs them filling mail orders brought in from all parts of the American world at 2 cents apiece. The bnsy workman, unable to spare the time irom his labor, or ders his groceries, clothiug, fuel, by mail. It costs him 2 cents for a stamp, and he makes 00, 40 or 50 cents in the time it would take him to go to the stores m business hours. The stores that kepi open from G:30 until 10 o'clock to accommo date working people, now get their orders by mail, open their stores at S, and let their tired clprks go home at 6 o'clock. The busy fanner the housewife the school boy, the school girl, removed naar miles from their favorite store, instead oE waiting a week for a favorable opportunity to go to town, just drop n note to the storekeeper, and at an expense of 2 ceuts, save the waiting and east of travel. And all this can be done with safety, too, for Uuole Samuel is mighty careful of his people. The tradesman who attempts to defraud his customers by mall is caught and jailed in a jiffy. The fakir who gets into print and fails to deliver according to promise, has his wings clipped so quick that it makes his head swim. The business people of the Unit ed States are now so thorough eduanted in "business by mail" that from auy part of the country people oau have perfectly truthful catalogues delivered to them free of charge, and from these eau buy any article from a needle to a steamship, and us long as the bisi uoss is done by the nse of Uncle Sam's postage stamps the buyer is perfectly safe, by reasou of the P. 0. protection, and the seller is sat isfied to take his chance with the references which are given where the suit is large, aud with the nat ural honesty of the American poo pie iu small sales. The mail order thief is gradually losing his grip. Uucle Sam We be lieve, hus uotified the postmasters to keep their eyes on the "gentle ! man" orderiug goods, that uses a ficticious name. Quite a number havu been sent to the pen for de frauding, the mails. These pnrloin kars of goods have been making a igood living by selling same below cost." Ex. Who Is Wlio In Tlio Hero Department. ; The War Department has issued ; a general order defining the grad : atious in the army. The list rnus ns follows: 1. Lieutenant Geimrul. 2. Major General. 3. Brigadier General. , 4. Colouel. ' ' 5. Lieutenant Colonel. G. Major 7. Captain. 8. First Lieutenant. 9. Second Lieutenant. 1Q. Veterinarian, cavalry and ar tillery. .11. Cadet. 12. Sergeant Major, regimental; Sergeant Major, senior grade, ar tillery. 13. Ordtuauce Serjeant, Post Commissary Sergeant, Post Quar termaster Sergeant, Electiciau Ser geaut, hospital steward, First class Signal Sergeant. 14. Quartermaster Sergeant and Commissary Sergeant regimental; chief musician. 15. Sergeunt Major, squadron and battalion ; Sergeant Major, juuior grade, artillery; Color Ser geant; chief trumpeter, priucipal musician ; Battalion Quartermaster Sergeant, engineers. 16. First Sergeant, drum major. 17. Sergeunt ; Q u a r t e r m a s ter Sergeant, company; Stable Ser geut, company; Stable Sergenut, buttery; acting hospital steward. 18 Corporal. The Washington Post objects to this urruugement. It would lift up the veterinary surgeon, and in sists that he is as important as his brother of the medical corps. No body has yet iuvented a substitute for the horse as an adjuuet of the army, aud the horse, therefore, re mains as important us the invidual man. Indeed, he represents more utility iu the scheme of war than does the human unit. The effi ciency of a hundred soldiers may depend upou the condition of n single horse or mule. Moreover, the veteriuary surgeon is an ulmost indispensable coadjutor of the commissary. He knows whether' butchered meat is wholesome, aud he knows better than auy one else whether cattle on the hoof are fit to butcher. Ho plays, in brief, a star part iu the modern army in telligently organized. To rate him after the Second Lieutenant of the line, iu usefulness and real import ance, is almost puthetic in its fatuity. Even this is not all. The com pany cook is left out, and, as the Post says, with the complaints and lamentations of 189S still ringing in their ears, the department' au thorities have ijjuored the very of ficial who has more to do with the energy, the military effectiveness, aud the morals of the fightiug force than the department itself. It is all very well to educato a lot of gallant, prancing young sub alterns, and formulato the most beautiful and impressive codes of tactics and regulations ; but Bay ard himself, not to mention Boab dil and The Cid, could uot win victories with an army of dyspep tics. One may fight the armed and panoplied hosts of Europe or the Orientbut he can not fight suc cessfully, at least thu mysterious battallious of ptomaines and bac teria that emanate from the frying puns uud skillets of our native land. The News is inclined to agree with the Post. A kingdom was offered for a horse, and many a battle had been lost because of the sloppy method of some pepperless discouraged and desperate cook. There is no reason why the chief trnmpeter should be kept down either; unless the Lieutenant Geu erul is expected and permitted to blow his own horn. Galveston News. GOING TO SEETHE WOtfDERS New York, May 11. The steam yacht Aquilo, belonging to Wil iiun P. Eno of New York, is now on her way with her owner uud a large party of guests bound for Martinique and St. Vincent to witness the volcanic eruptions having left this port on Saturday afternoon. The indications ure that she will bo followed by a number of larger steam yachts, in cluding some of those now out of commission. At the New York Yacht Club today several of the guests discussed the feasibility of muking the trip at once. BUTTONING A COLLAR. New York Times : "Yon button your collar the wrong way," said the salesman u he vr.s selliug ueckweur to a customer. "How is thutl" "You have buttoned tht right side last. Now, when you take it off you will have to tug at the end of the collar aud crumble it, be cause you can't get proper hold of it, but if you had the left eud on top you could get it off easily, then loosen the collar behind and the right eud could bo easily dotached. That's why men havo so much trouble takiug off well laundered collars. Remember to fasten the right side first, aud then the left, aud you will save your collur and your temper." "I never supposed there was ft right and a wrong way of putting on collars." "Try both ways and you will sen." JOHNNY'S LARGE ORDER. My little nephew John aged 22 months; was sitting by the window ouo day, and as the sun shone in his eyes he turned to hfc mother and said: "Mama, put out the sun." Lit tle Chronicle. FISHERMAN'S LUCK. "1 understand that Miss Specie canght a Duke while fishing in Eu rope. " Yes, but she declares that she hooked two Princes and they got away just as she was about to land them." Town and Country. n 00,000 Acres of Rice aud Sugar aud is Hidalgo county, for sale, at prices ranging from $1.00 to $2.50 per acre. For particulars write. John ClosSer, Hidalgo, Texas,