BEOWNSVILLE, TEXAS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1902.
CGNSOLfRATED IN JULY 1893, WITH THE DALLY COSMOPOLITAN, WHICH WAS PUBLISHED HERE FOR SIXTEEN YEARS
J-AMES B "SHELLS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office Second Floor RioOrande Railroad
ts. H. GOODRICH.
E. K. GOODRICH
E. a. GOODRICH
Attorneys at Law.
Dealers in Real Estate.
Complete Abstracts af Cameron County
kept in the office.
BROWNS I I-IjE. TEX A 8 .
OFFICE 2s EAR 1CLLER HOTEL.
ESzabaih St.,33sawnsYillet Texas.
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$reet. Brownsville Texaa.
DFFSiE.: barker R.w, Corner iZib'jtwc .weeks. " 4 . ,--.,
a Waeliiugtou street iP- Stair Conaty Sixth MonSay after; On these bills Eissler raised moR-sira.-)
En WddBilnJM cj in BerHn f rom tt nllmerous rom
BWimSWLE: : : TEXAS
TTtDRxvET Aff LAW,
Si2s aotjonio, Texas,
FREKCIE iBUILUEIQ, PLAZA.
WiU practice in ihe federal and state
court-s. Load titles 5xamMied.
W. F. DEOTETT,
Staple & .Fan($ Graceries
Cigars, sa&oking and chessing
tobacco. Fancy eandief-,
cakes and crackers, '
ull line tin vrare, crockery. Etc.
MADE NEW. -a
And General Repairer is now ready
to repair and upholster furniture
Lwee and 11th. streets.
I am prepared to make suits
ifaud clean Cloihes
short notice. Work
Sk?P3 Opposite TJnelen Bakery.
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
Assessor Ezequiel Cavazos
Collector Dainaso Lerma
r?nrvevor - M. Hanson, ir.
i Eide Inspector Tomas Tijerina
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
and probate business on the third Hon-
laysiniarcn, oune, oepremoerana j,e-
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
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
J. S. CCS30JI HOUSE.
CL H. Maris : Csiliccyjr
A. Thornham Special Deputy
a a o . riLie ri i-
2- B. Rentfro, Jr ..Entry Clerk
Postmaster J. B. Sharpe
vuig. vicia. ............. xx. vj . uuuuc '
Rofr nia-ir v. s Tw.o-wt
Mexican consulate. ;
MignelEarragan .Consul !
P. Merrill Griffith
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
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.
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.
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-
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
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
; 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
, r i riM
not successful. Ihe name
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,
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.
. "I am very sorry? George, you
don't admire my new dress," said a
young wife. "Everybody says it is
Your friends, my dear, pay 3ou
compliments; I pay your bills'
replied heT husband;
GOLD STANDARD IN MEXICO
Question of Tiaje
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
The Christmas (December) Number
of The Delineator is also the
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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,
THE OLD RELIABLE
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
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
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
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.
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