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i VOL. ELEVEN. BEOWNSVILLE, TEXAS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1902. NUMBER 218. CGNSOLfRATED IN JULY 1893, WITH THE DALLY COSMOPOLITAN, WHICH WAS PUBLISHED HERE FOR SIXTEEN YEARS Umm Iferai 4 7 PROFESSIONAL OARDS. J-AMES B "SHELLS, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office Second Floor RioOrande Railroad Building, ts. H. GOODRICH. E. K. GOODRICH E. a. GOODRICH & SON Attorneys at Law. Dealers in Real Estate. Complete Abstracts af Cameron County kept in the office. BROWNS I I-IjE. TEX A 8 . H- THORN DENTIST. OFFICE 2s EAR 1CLLER HOTEL. ESzabaih St.,33sawnsYillet Texas. Dr. SEH W. KffiKHAM, 'Bliyeician anil Surgeou Special a&ention to the diseases: the ye, lEasr, Nose and Threat. fice in THghman Building, (ap ascs Thireenth.s$reet. Brownsville Texaa. D ;K,.x...ii:..LA.Y'ai:oN. Rhjy.slcian.aRd Surgeop- DFFSiE.: barker R.w, Corner iZib'jtwc .weeks. " 4 . ,--., a Waeliiugtou street iP- Stair Conaty Sixth MonSay after; On these bills Eissler raised moR-sira.-) En WddBilnJM cj in BerHn f rom tt nllmerous rom iceec. BWimSWLE: : : TEXAS TTtDRxvET Aff LAW, Si2s aotjonio, Texas, FREKCIE iBUILUEIQ, PLAZA. WiU practice in ihe federal and state court-s. Load titles 5xamMied. W. F. DEOTETT, Staple & .Fan($ Graceries Cigars, sa&oking and chessing tobacco. Fancy eandief-, cakes and crackers, ' ull line tin vrare, crockery. Etc. WAsnrycTON Street. Old Forniture 5T MADE NEW. -a a Joseph Kuek Cabinet Maker. And General Repairer is now ready to repair and upholster furniture Lwee and 11th. streets. THE TAILOR ELIZABETH STREET. I am prepared to make suits ifaud clean Cloihes on short notice. Work Guaranteed. Sk?P3 Opposite TJnelen Bakery. OFFICIAL DIRECTORY. DISTRICT AND COUNIY OFFICERS. Congressman, 11th. district. . .R.Kleberg tate Senator 27th district D. McNiel Turner Representatives F W Seabury I 85th. district . . . Wm. J. Russell j bounty Judge Thomas Carson bounty Attorney E . K . Goodrich. : County Clerk Joseph "Webb J 1::::::::::.::."' Assessor Ezequiel Cavazos Collector Dainaso Lerma r?nrvevor - M. Hanson, ir. i Eide Inspector Tomas Tijerina COUNTY O0HHISS1OKERP. Precinct No. 1.... ... .Atenojenes Oribe Precinct No. 2 Jose Celaya 3 Precinct No. 8 E. B. Raymond Precinct No. 4.., F. S. Champion Justice Peace Precinct No. 2 , Valentin Gavito W'tataE3 and probate business on the third Hon- laysiniarcn, oune, oepremoerana j,e- serubr. crcvr OFFICERS. vlay or Thomas Oarson Chief of Police L. K. Bates Treasurer .. Geo. M. Putegnat Secretary Frank Cixampion Attorney - "W. X. -Russell Sirvevor S. W Brooks Assessor and t33llector S Valdez U. S. DISTRICT COUKr. Che following are the officers of and tne 'mes and places of holding court for the Southern. Ekistrict of Texas: U. S. District Judge Waller T. Bnrns Attorney Marc JVSdLiemore Cleik C. Dart Majshil Win. Hanson Galvesfou; "Second Monday Jan uary and First Monday in June Houston: TEonrth Monday cf Feb- narv and Sen timber. Laredo: T&r id Monday of April arnfi Baron von Muenchhausen, who is a "neTtfraSofM lieutenant in the Prussian artillery, and First Monday of December. . j fhe Baron, according to statements za-SGRicT court. ,j ral(je in court, agreed to give Eiss- Cameron County : Hirst Mretday in , G , t lX f February, and First Monday in Sep- Ier five Per cent of the mone3T fr tember, and 5ay continue in session the heiress he was to wed, in the HiSoCouEty: Fourth Meckbty afevent of marriage taking place, and ter the First Maiiday in February andl he signed conditional bills for $375,- V September, snd-may continue in sassion fibwu nrnnB. Duval CoTuityr Eighth Mos&isay after fcihe First Mondar m February d Member, and may-continue iusesaontwe! 7NuecesCounfer,' Tenth Moncay after j tthe First Monday in February aad may Tenth Monday 5 ter First Moaday ia .September and susy continue iii session j asar weeks. J. S. CCS30JI HOUSE. CL H. Maris : Csiliccyjr A. Thornham Special Deputy a a o . riLie ri i- 2- B. Rentfro, Jr ..Entry Clerk post ghsfice. Postmaster J. B. Sharpe vuig. vicia. ............. xx. vj . uuuuc ' Rofr nia-ir v. s Tw.o-wt Mexican consulate. ; MignelEarragan .Consul ! AMERIGA.N OOXSULATE. P. Merrill Griffith iLODGE DIRECTORY. Consul . masonic I Rio Grande Lodge No. 1, A. F. & A. M., lneetc on the first and third Tues days of each month, at 7. SO p. m., at; the Masonic Hall on Levee Street. j officers: J. L. Pntegaat W.M. E.K. Goodrich S.W. Jesse O. Wheeler J.W. W. A. Neale.. .Secretary R. H. Wallis . .Treasurer M. T. Domingsez Tiler Ludwig Dreyfus S. 0. J. F. Bollack J.D. KNIGHTS OF HONOR. . Brownsville Lodge No. 3730, K. of H., meets on the second and fourth Tues days of each month, at 7.30 pAm., at its hall on ElizabefH Street. officers : Jesse O. Wheeler . .Dictator Celedonio Garza VioDictator Jno. L Eleiber Assistantctator 1. E. Starck, Jr Past Dilator Aaron Turk Treas W. B. Austin ...... .Financial Reporter P. Bivadulla t Reporter 'WOOD1IEN' OF THE WORLD. Acacia Camp No. 690, W.O.W., 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. Asnheim : C.C. F Champion. . ,....A.L. A. Turk .Banker jess O. Wheeler C. Clerk FIVE PER CENT FOR AN HEIRESS. Trm of the Contract of a Titled But Impecunious German for the Purchase of an Ameri- can Heiress. Nov. c.-The relations r Baron von Muenchhausen with the ni ' rT,nnta ,k;t, financed his journey to the United jn jggg ft rich wjf , , , , ,. have teen made public through a suit for blackmail brought bv the f rr d:. BarMm against Hermann Pmcus, Moritz Mendelssohn and Adolf Mendelssohn, three tradesmen, who were members of the syndicate. I he ... w . . pnmn . w JJaron von Muenchhausen is a siernber of a famous German fam ily which dates from 1587. The testimony showed that a former convict named Eissler living an Stuttgart, telegraphed to Fra von Quitzow, a noblewoman resid .ing in Berlin, who undertakes to obtain wealth'- wives for armr offi eers, saying that if she had a titled officer in active service for an Amer ican fortune of $7,000,000 to let him know. Frau von Quitzow put Eissler in communication with i nnr. ; z .i .i, : i,ij t: I . ,r , , , , ui ijcisvjud Hindi iiiciuutxi i liitrus Sep-r"u iuCUuciwiua auu Baron von Muenchhausen was nro- J'vided with the cash with which he ; paid the expenses of his journey to ,aie United totates. Eissler's partner in this-adven ture was a lady's maid who had feeen formerly in the service of the ' siGh American woman reterred to Eissler. She preceded the Baron ito the United States to negotiate the marriage, but her efforts were , r i riM not successful. Ihe name of. the hek'ess in question was not disclos- ed in court. Baron von Muench- , tj . . liuitotju uiu mah. intj acquaintance while in the United States of Martha Washington Beckel, a widow of mderate wealth, Whom, according ! to the -German peerage, he married Dec. 23L 1S9S. Since his marriage the Baron has been. living with his wife on hie estate near Schwobler, Hanover. On his return to Germany Baron von Muenchhausen had to reckon with the holders of his bill. A com promise was negotiated with Pjncus and the Mendelsshons, who surren dered. his paper on the payment of a comparatively small sum. Baron von Muenchhausen afterward, ac cused these men of blackmail and the matter was thus brought into CUUll. J. I1IUU& ilUU tiic lueiiucissuims 4. 13: 1 "r .11 ,i were acquitted of the charge. PRINCESS CHARMING. Tit-Bits. . "I am very sorry? George, you don't admire my new dress," said a young wife. "Everybody says it is charming." Your friends, my dear, pay 3ou compliments; I pay your bills' replied heT husband; GOLD STANDARD IN MEXICO Only Question of Tiaje Its Adoption. Before Mexico City, November 5. While there is little doubt that the gov ernment is contemplating putting this country on a gold basis, it is not probable that this action will be immediate. The most responsible and oldest bankers here regard the change to a gold basis as now only a matter of time. They believe that the silver dollar will have to be retired, as Japan has retained her silver yen pieces, but a new ratio between gold and silver will be de creed. The common people are so accustomed to silver moner and the peso has for nearly 400 years been the unit of currency in Mexico, that it can not well be displaced. One banker says that the govern ment will have to make a gold loan and hold it (the peso) out of circu- l1"pH!tton:issuing paper gold certificates The question is an intricate one, and Finance Minister Limantour is giving it profound study. The great object of the government is to pro tect tropical agriculture and man ufacturing, which have attained di mensions of the first importance under the protection afforded by cheap silver, and, at the same time, aftord relief to railway corporations and other interests badly affected by the present condition of currency. Still, it is generally agreed that business hich is active is stimulat ed by the rmention of silver dollars in the couilry. The demand for export having decreased, there is an abundance of money and enterprisas of all kinds are coming forward and native capitalists show great inter est in new undertakings. Foreign ers come here and buy properties for silver, prices and will hold them for what they believe will be fully 100 per cent riso when gold is made the standard here. Walter Everett of California, pres ident of the Pan-American rail way j now under construction, in the State of Chiapas, has reached here from the scene of the recent seismic disturbances in Guatemala. He says the ashes worked great benefit to coffee planters, as the ashes kill ed on noxious insects ana win. also serve as a fertilizer. A MAGAZINE THIRTY YEARS OLD The Christmas (December) Number of The Delineator is also the Thirthieth Anniversary Number. To do justice to this number, which for beauty and utility touches the highest mark, it would be nec essary to print the entire list of contents. It is sufficient to state that in it best modern writers and artists are generously represented. The book contains over 230 pages, with 34 fuli-page illustrations,-of which 20 are in two or more colors. The magnitude of this Decemher number, for which 728 tons of pa per and six tons of ink have been used, may be understood from the fact that 91 presses running 14 hours a day, have been required to print it; the binding alone of the edition of 915,000 copies representing over 20,000,000 sections which had to be gathered individually by human, hands; THE OLD RELIABLE POWDER Absolutely Pure THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE BRED IN THE BONE. Some of the northern newspapers have made very silly deduction? from the fact that Tom Johnson, of Ohio, struck a man in the face who had called him a liar. They assume that Tom resorted to his fist in sheer desperation over the dread of a coming defeat of his campaign and candidates. Some of them even argue that he became a bully by the act and forfeited the name of gentleman by not inviting his ac cuser to submit the issue to the strike commission, The Hague tri bunal, or a board of arbitrators chosen by mutual friends! But Tom Johnson was born south of Mason and Dixon's line and thafc fact is alone sufficient to explain his act. One of the most amusing and amazing things a southern man sees in the north is two men stand ing face to face and heaping all manner of filthy and dishonorable epithets upon each other and then parting to pursue their ways with out a blow passing between, or ven offered. Tom Johnson punched his ac cuser in spontaneous obedience to the principle bred in the bone through his southern parentage and his education in southern principles that deal with personal honor. With us, even by the terms of the law, ''the lie given is equivalent to a blow" and justifies an assault and battery of the "moliter manus im- posuit" order. We believe the niau 'who will not resent promptly and pugnaciouly a denial of his veracity probably suspects his own truth fulness. Tom Johnson took the manly and honestly impulsive view and consequently Mr. Mylechrane is wearing a sore mouth! Atlanta Constitution. WELLS ARE ALL RIGHT. After trying five hundred wells, three hundred new, during the past season, wnicn broke all records lor drouth and heat, we can claim suc cess and victor- for irrigation by wells. Rainfall has been short nearly twenty inches each for the past two yeare, and May and June, which for thirty years have a.veraged six inches each, May 1901 gave us only 35-100 of an inch, and Jane barely one inch. Is it any wonder the water level fell ten to twelve feet, necessitating that much lowering of pumps. .But the water was there in full supply. This made a change of pump necessary to submerge for priming. Bat notwithstanding all the difficulties success was assured. --S. L. Cray, Jennings. La.