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VOL. TEiN .
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS. FRIDAY, MAY 16, 1902.
CONSOLIDATED IN JULY 1 SDIJ, "WITH THE DAILY COSMOPOLITAN, WHICH WAS PUBLISHED HERE FOR SIXTEEN YEAKS
TAMES B WICLLS,
TTURNISY AT LAW..
O filet sco.ti Kloor Rio Gmtwle Rallioud
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.
1i H. THORN
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.
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
JWOWFSVILMC, :: : :.TBXAS
DO KOT FIAL TO
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:
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
Li ve Stock Broker,
$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
mrlUOB AXT SUGAR
LA ZDS A SPJUClALTY-m
BR ONSVILLE, TEXAS.
Xoals Uh Choioeat
To Be Obtained
On the mar Vet. ...
A Tfcnw Story Brick
SO Kiody FnrniaUed Rooms.
On Principal BwtMMB StruoL
Jellies ami Jams,
fjntttieftl ami Rica.
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.
fjever Fails to Bait.
'Sve Money by bnying at
ON ELIZABETH STREET,
Hunliicht per bin $11 00
Hitfta IJtnt, per bhl 11 60
(Mi 0 0 100
White ISnle 18 00
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
Mexican Peaberry, lb, SSc
llio OoiTee, lb 18l, to 10tc
Aooordinir to claaa.
Standard Granulated, 1 1-2
mite Sonar lb, 11 M to 12
Bnwn Hoftar per lb 0
8 1-2 eenta Mexican per pontad.
Soda per pound ltc
Nic-Nac per pound lfc ,
ox, 12 Iba per box....
Walter B. Austin,
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
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
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
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
Is Wlio In
Tlio Hero Department.
; The War Department has issued
; a general order defining the grad
: atious in the army. The list rnus
1. Lieutenant Geimrul.
2. Major General.
3. Brigadier General.
, 4. Colouel. '
' 5. Lieutenant Colonel.
8. First Lieutenant.
9. Second Lieutenant.
1Q. Veterinarian, cavalry and ar
12. Sergeant Major, regimental;
Sergeant Major, senior grade, ar
13. Ordtuauce Serjeant, Post
Commissary Sergeant, Post Quar
termaster Sergeant, Electiciau Ser
geaut, hospital steward, First class
14. Quartermaster Sergeant and
Commissary Sergeant regimental;
15. Sergeunt Major, squadron
and battalion ; Sergeant Major,
juuior grade, artillery; Color Ser
geant; chief trumpeter, priucipal
musician ; Battalion Quartermaster
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.
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
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
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
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
"I never supposed there was ft
right and a wrong way of putting
"Try both ways and you will
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
"Mama, put out the sun." Lit
"1 understand that Miss Specie
canght a Duke while fishing in Eu
Yes, but she declares that she
hooked two Princes and they got
away just as she was about to land
them." Town and Country.
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,
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