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niln VOL. ELEVEN. BEOWNSVJLLLE, TEXAS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1902. NUMBER 217. CONSOLIDATED IN JULY 1893, WITH THE DAILY COSMOPOLITAN, WHICH WAS PUBLISHED HERE FOR SIXTEEN YEARS PROFESSIONAL CARDS. AMES B "WELLS, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office Second Floor Rio Grande Railroad Building, o W. HOODRICH. K. E. GOODRICH"; E. H. GOODRICH & SON Attorneys at Law. Dealers in Real Estate. Complete Abstracts of Cameron County kept in the oSce. BROWNS I.LE. TEXAS H. THORN DKNTIST, OFEICE NEAR MILLER HOl'StL .Elzabeth St.t Browcsville," Tessas. F. W. KIR&IHAM, Pliysician ami Surgeou Special attention to the diseases of .the Eye. Ear, Hose and Throat.f 'fice in Tilghmas. Building, (up siaars Thirteenth street. Brownsville Tesas . L. E. LA.XT02?. Physician and Surgeon. OFFICE: .Parker Corner .Ssh aud .Washington stairs. 1 Enteaaee .streets, cp Washington Street. BROWNSVILLE, : TEXAS, ATTORNEY AT -XAW, San 'Antonio, Tbeas, french gilding. plaza. Will practice, in the fedecai and state courts. Land titles : examined- W. F. DENNETT, Staple & Fancy Groceries .Cigars, smokhg and chewing- tobacco, Fancy candies, cakes and crackers, .EeQI line tin ware, icrockery, Etc Washington Street. Old Furniture MADE NEW. -a Joseph Kxick Cabinet Makee. And General Repairer is now ready to repair and upholster furniture Levee and lUh. streets. THE TAILOE. Zt, ELIZABETH STREET. I m prepared to make suits f- and clean Clothes on short notice. Worll Guaranteed. Shop'Opposite Thielen Bakery. OFFICIAL DIRECTORY. DISTRICT AND COUNTY OFFICERS. Gsagressman.llth. district. . .R.Kleberg tate Senator 27th district D. McNiel Turner Representatives I F W Seabury 85th. district . . . "Wm. J. Russell i bounty Judge Thomas Carson Jounty Attorney .E.K .Goodsich 5hS.A::::;;:V:cVlS?oS "J" injustice that you American Treasurer Aug. Celaya newspaper men ought to register yut lr"te5t Sai"st i "one other," Surveyor M.Hanson, jr. said Chairman James M. Griggs of Hide Inspector, Tomas Tijerina the Democratic campaign commit- COUNTYlCOMMISSiONERS. 1 Precinct No. 1 Atenojenes Oribe tee at the headquarters today. "It Precinct No. 2 Jose Celaya is the simple' matter of lead pen Precinct No. 3 E. B. Raymond i T i r u-v . Precinct No. 4. F. S.Wmpion said Judge Griggs. You 'Justice Peace Precinct No. 2 may put it in double-leaded fashion 'QMeV".V:.V."QSro2 'that lead Pencils which are wielde(1 County court meets for civil, criminal by Americans without regard to and probate business on the third Mon- . , - n nn (1,mAj. lays'in March, June, September and De- tclass mcluding-of course, tjle work cember. ing man, every woman and child, gitt officers. an(j every. n.eWspaper man, are so -Mayor Thomas Carson . . . u . il) HMof nf Poli-P Tj TT ttnf. Treasurer Geo. M, Putegnat Sirveyor S. W Brooks Assessor and'Collector b valaez u. s. district couaT. tne the-Southeaz. District of Texas: TJ. S. District Judge Waller T. "Burns Attoniej' Mssxi MjcLemore Cleik . C. Dart Marhr.l Wm . Hanson Galvestyn: Second Monday Jan uary and First Monday in June Houston; Fourth Monday cflFeb uary and September. Laredo: Thrid Monday of ApriL-and Secoud Mnlay of November. Brownsville : Second Moaday-dTMay and Firstl&onday of December. IHISTRICT COUKT. Cameron Gountyts ixsb Man day in February, amd First MoE&ay in Sep tember, asjfd May continoe in session four weeks. Hidalgo County: Fourfch Monday af ter the FiHstSnonday in Fdvra&yg- isnd September, .and may contianse in session two weeks. Starr Consscty: Sixth Msmlay -after the First Mcsidav in TPeb&zarv fiaafirSen- tember, ajadL may continue in asssion two weeks. Dnval Oorrcntv r "Eicrhfch 5&M5avinftp.r the First Mceaday in Febraary aooflep - wedS1"' aDd"amy continneiMessiimtwo iNuecesCbassty: Tenth Mimdayjcfter atne uirsc jaojaaay m ueoruary anuanay continue in session eight creeks .and Penth Mondar after First Moodigrdn September acyi may continue m sesmon Hour weeks. j. s. custom house. C. H. Maris CoHestor A., inornnam opecizi iepircy Che touting aretheofSc'ersotad and 20 per cent additional ad va 3 Mmes and places of holding conrffor lorem is the tariff. Take the pencil SL. B.tRentfro, Jr Entry Cletfk iness simply by reason of the pro pose office. tective .tariff. The pencils that are Sw-:::.":::::::ia& ow8oM"-' and Registry Cle"k E. S. DoHgbeatfjr .frequently more, would cost you mexicas jonsulatjc. ;;newsj)aper imen and theest of the MignelBarragan.... Consi AMERICAN CON8ULATE. P. Xfiorrill Griffith HoncnS , LODGE DmECTORY. jtASONcc. Rio Gsrande Lodge No. 81, A. F. & A. ! M., meats on the first and third Tues- j days of each month, at T?.80 p. m., at! the Masojiic Hall on Levee Street. officers: J. L. Putgnat W.M. E.K. Goodrich S.W. Jesse O. W&eeler J.W. W. A.' Neale. Secretary R. H. Wallte .'Treasurer M. Y. Dominguez Tiler Ludwig Dreyfeis S . O . U. F. Bollack J.D. KNIGKXS OF HONOR. Brownsville Lodge No. 3730,K.of H., meats on the second and fourth Tues days of each month, at 7.30 p. m.t &t its hall on Elizabeth Street. officers: Jesse O. Wheeler, Dictator Celedcaio Garza Vice Dictator Jno. L Kleiber .... . Assistant Dictator F. 13. Stsrck, Jr Past Dictator Aaron Turk Treasurer W. B. Austin Financial Reuorter T. Rivadnlla Reporter WOODHEN OF THE WORLD. Acacia Camp No. 690, W.OTW., meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, at 7.30 p.m., at the Wood man. Hall, on Twelfth Street. officers: A. Ashheim ; C.C., F. Champion.... A. L. A. Turk Banker! esie O. Wheeler -.. Clerk! TAX ON LEAD PFNCILS. Chairman Griefs Claims American Lead Pencils Are' Sold Abroad at Half the Home Price. Washington, D. O, Oct. 31. "There is one item of tariff inequal- pimeuieu J lug wuii cxkh- n. have to pay double the price for of the foreign user of our .pencils. Fifty cents per gross specific duty on every gross marked lS. M.' and CM." American graphite pencils, such as are made by the Dixon Crucible Company. The regular price for export is $3.75 per gross less 40 :per cent, $2.25 per gross, or just one-half what is eharged to the American dealer. In many instances, I am reliably Informed, they have been sold in.ffiQpan and other countries at $1.S0 per gross. The lowest price that can be charged i any whole sale deaier in the United States is $4.50 per gross, less :20 per cent, making r$3.60 per gross, or just double what the Japanese merchant can buy American lead pencils for. ''If.anj'bod7 wants io verify this, : let hiraget a Dixon pencil catalogue. They issia8 one for .domestic prices and another for export prices. i ni - '"-"-""V . of lead .Deacils m the United States. rv,0,- or0.h T?ni r:i n - b.j. vxx uuuiiij , theAmefisan J.ead.Peneil Company, .the Paber Pencil Company. They A.merican people I .cent -each, and , , , , , ' i-Ilt' mamuaoiAirex would make 50 i per .cent on the product, but for this joperation .of the .high -protective tariff." B2S BODY TURNING BLACK. Employe of New York Sewer Depart meat Dying From Mysterious Ailment. New York, N. Y., fcov. 3. Patrick McGrath, sxh employe of the sewer department, is believed to be dying at Beilevue hospital from a mysterious disease, the cause of hich leading phTsicians have been naDie 10 determine. Mcuratn is LI. i. -mr rt .1 urning black. Cases of a similar ture have been frequent in med- lcarmjstorv, out the victim's color genenuJaiijjyjgd very slowty. Mc Grath's case is entirely new. He was taken to the hospital on Thurs day. The discoloration began soon afterward in his lower ex tremities and already has risen to his abdomen. The -doctors thus far have been unable to afford him any relief. He has grown steadily. weaker. j LIFE INSURANCE FRAUDS. Extent of Loss of New York Com pany Not Fully Known, but $20,000 Has Been Collect ed. New York, Nov. 3. It was said to-day at the offices of the New York Life Insurance company that it was impossible at present to say accurately the extent of the insur ance swindle scheme which has been unearthed in Texas by detectives of the company. It is known, however, that bogus claims have been col lected to the extent of $20,000. But that figure, it is believed, will not cover the company's losses. At present, it was said, three men, one of them an agent of the compan, were under arrest. They are charg ed with conspiracy to defraud, but further charges of forgery and pos sibly of murder, will be pressed against them, it is said. According to the offiSSfiftf the company, the frauds were perpetrated mostly in the vicinity of Chihuahua, Mexico. The agent of the company, it is al leged, wrote policies, and the two other men who are now under ar rest, using various aliases, were us ed as beneficiaries or substitutes. One of the schemes appears to have been to insure some man in the last stages of consumption, substituting a confederate for examination and dividing the money after death with the heirs of the consumptive. Should murder charges be nrnde they will. be based on the cases cl James De vers and a man of vke name of Mitchell, who were insftred for $10, 000 and $15,000 .respectively and who both died mysteriously. Their bodies are to be exhumed for ex amination. The frauds, it is said, have extended over a period of sev eral months. An application for a policy of $100,000 caused suspicion ana brought about the investiga tion which culminated in the three arrests. Galveston News. HOW MEXICANS FIGHT BOLL WEEVIL. TTv- . -mr . 1 t . . 1 1 uown in aiexico, tne oirtn-piace and natural home of the cotton boll weevil,- many Americans are raising cotton and a well known planter here in Austin has been in corres pondence with them to learn how they protect their crops from the ravages of the busy pest A letter from a prominent planter says the cotton is thoroughly protected by planting "trap rows" of small chili pepper. 'I hese rows are six to eight feet apart, and the pepper is sown at the same time the cotton is plant ed. The weevil, he says, has a per fect fondness for the pepper and will eat and deposit their eggs in noth ing else as long as it lasts. This pepper is prolific of pods and the weevils are kept too busy to molest the cotton. The "trap rows" of pepper are said to afford complete protection to cotton, and in Mexico at the proper time the plant is des troyed by fire and with it the young boll weevils. If the weevil fail to appear, the pepper is gathered and sold. The planter referred to will go to Mexico soon to make a thorough investigation and the re sult of his trip may be, and he be- ieves will be of vast benefit to Texas cotton planters, as chilli pepper is a certain crop and grows uxuriently here in the state, espec ially in the middle and southern nortions. Austin Tribune. SENATOR BAILEY - , AS AN ORATOR. The speech of Senator Joseph-W Bailey last night was one of the most pleasing and, at the same time, convincing oratorical efforts ever heard in this city. There are speeches and speeches. There are few men. who cannot get up and. tell what they know. It is, however, in the manner of the telling that moves and thrills the vast heart of an audience and not what the speaker says. The finished orator is able to take the driest subject and, by the magic of eloquent speech, clothe it in bright hues and gorge ous colors. The tariff is a dry subject to the ordinary crowd so dry that the usual run of political speakers are utterly unable to interest a mixed audience. Yet men and women ol all shades of political belief sat spellbound for two hours last even ing eagerly listening to every word and noting every gesture of the great statesman. The great issues dividing the par ties were presented as only the in tellect of a master statesman may present them. His speech did great good for the cause of Democracy. That it won converts and rendered ! the Democrats of Webb county con fident and enthusiastic goes with out saying. He left the Republicans not a peg to stand upon, and all those who heard him felt that Judge Garner's election was doubly as sured. Laredo Times. COULDN'T WAIT FOR THE NEWS Russell Sage Wanted to Know the Result of a Meeting of Financiers. Russell Sage, although absorbed in the business of money-getting, occasionally takes times to attend church. An important meeting of financiers was scheduled for a day on which Mr. Sage was unusually busy and when he arrived at the designated place the deliberations were over and all the participants had dispersed. Use the telephone as he could, Mr. Sage could not get in communication with any of them. Knowing that one of those who had attended the gathering passed the plate at the midweek service in a church near his home Mr. Sage went there. He did not wait for the close of the service, but, taking a seat on the aisle through which his acquaintance passed, he waited until he came along with the plate, and as he put a dollar bill on it he remarked: "Edward, what did you fellows do down ther today? I did not get around in time." The gentleman spoken to ! smiled and took the earliest on- portunity to inform Mr. Sage of what had transpired. AFTER ENGLISH COAL FIELDS Morgan Great is Trying to Buy in the Staffordshire -Collieries. New York, N. Y.3 Nov. 3 A report that J. P. Morgan is abont to buy up a share in the Staffordshire coal fields has, according to the London correspondent of the Tribune, created lively interest in that district. The greatest reticence is observed, but it is stated thafc-a meeting of local coal owners-will be held on Wednesday to consider the matter. .