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THE DAILY HERALD.
OFFICIAL COUNTY AND CITY JOURNAL. Jesse O. Wheeler. Proprietor. Entered at the Posuoffice. BiovrasviHe. Texas as jseconti-class .matter. Consolidated in i893 with the Daily Cos mopolitan which was published m Brownsville, for sixteen years. THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 1905. Rayrnondville Items. Regular Herald Correspondent. April 12. A great many cattle and horses are being shipped from this place now. Range is good and cattle are fat. . Mrs. Alex de la Garza, of Tor dilla ranch, is recovering from a very severe spell of sickness. j. C. Cur?y and family have moved" into their new residence People around Raympndville are feasting on new Irish potatoes. A number of families are moving to Raymondville. NEWS ITEMS. Gussie Seuger, aged S; hid in a buggv at Houston while playing hide-and-seek, the horse ran away mid she was killed. The Senate concurred in the res olution to adjourn Saturday at noon. A special session will be called to consider the appropriation bill. The House is railroading bills. State Odd Fellows are to vote on plans for rebuilding the Corsicana home, destroyed by fire. Mexican War veterans have apace a movement for a monument to commemorate the heroes of that war. Three small boys have leen arrested at Marlin charged with with stealing shirts from a train. The building for the wood pulp factory at Orange has been com pleted and the machinery- is being installed. Wright Terry pleaded guilty at Huntsville to two charges of mur der at Groveton and was given a life term in each case. D. R. Wingate and J. B- Staf for, lumbermen at Uvalde, whose yard was partly burned Friday, have been arrested. A Little Brief Authority. When old Mose applied for work ht was grren a job shovelling sand at a -dollar a day. A few days later the foreman passed near the sand-bank and, to his surprise, saw Mose comfortably seated on a pile of sand, directing the movements of another dusky laborer. "Why, Mose!" he exclaimed, "I did not hire that mau. What's he doing here?1 ' "I got him'er-doing my wuk, sah," replied Mose. "Who pays him?" was the ques tion "I does, sah; I pays him a dollah a day, sah' was the response. "Why, that's all you receive, Mose. How do you profit b; the transaction?" asked the amazed foreman. "Well," replied Mose, scratch ing his woolly head, "I gets to boss de job, dean' I?" Lippiu cott's Magazine. What He Had Refa)d. A story is going the round in the court house of an Irishman who recently went before Judge Stephens to le naturalized. "Have you read the Declaration ot Independence?" the court ask ei. ' I hov not . ' ' said Pat "Have you read the Constitu tion of the United State?" "I hov not. yer honor." Judge" Stephens looked sternly at the applicant, and asked: "Well what have you read?" Patrick hesitated but the fraction of a second before replying: "I hov red hairs on me neck, yer honor. ' y Rochester Times. Fine line of first-class envelopes just in. Place your order now. Promissory and Vendor's lien notes for sai at this office. Original.! There was hanging about our region In the far west one of' those despera does to whom human life is of no val ue and horses, especially stolen ones, the most desirable prize on earth. I never knew the man's real name, but he was alwaya referred to as Slippery Sum for the reason that no one had ever been able to catch him. He had for some time been the terror of the community. When Slippery Sam became un bearable it was the unanimous wish of the settlement that I should make an attempt to get hold of him either alive or dead. One day a boy rode in among us and said that Sam was hanging about a house in the next county, where he was courting a widow, and I was persuaded to go over and see what I could do, with a view of check ing his lawless career. A traveling parson had been among usand left a lot of Bibles and tracts. I was not overscrupulous as to the means I employed with desperadoes, so I put a white handkerchief around my neck, stuck a pair of revolvers un der my breeches, slung to my waist by a cord, and made for the widow's house, reaching it about supper time. I told her I was a traveling parson; that I would Jike a square meal and was willing to pay for it -She agreed to give me the supper, and while we were eating a man came in and sat down opposite me. I had never seen Slippery Sam, but I knew in a mo- j ment that he .and the stranger were one and the same -person. After supper, when the widow had washed the dishes, I asked them if they would listen to some things I would like to read to them. Slippery Sflm. who seemed to be especially pleased about sometliing, lighted a pipe and toid me to "fire away." I read some of the tracts to tlem, when Sam stopped me and said: "We've listened to you, parson. Now I want you to listen to me for awhile. rLiz, bring out that demijohn." The sight of a gallon of whisky didn't trouble me much, for I could drink better than I could preach and was willing to back my powers against Sam at any time. I admitted that I drank occasionally, and the widow filled our glasses. I knew I couldn't shirk my liquor and that it was merely a ques tion as to whether Sam or I had the stronger head. If I could put him un der the table, I'd get him; if not well, there was no telling about what would become of me in that case. Of course I demurred every time my glass was filled, but every time drain ed it After awhile it began to dawn upon me that Sam and I were about an even match at the business and the,, battle would bo drawn, so I changed my tactics and gave way to an appear ance of being very drunk, sank down under the table and was put to bed in the -adjoining room by Sam and the widow. Then, while snoring lustily, I heard the two conversing. "Them people over there'll find out they can't ketch me nappin'. I got the feller they sent snorin'." "What'll we do with him?" asked the widow. "Im a-goin' to put a bullet into him," whispered Sam. "No, you're not goin' to do any such thing. I have enough to stand harbor- in' you without bavin' murder done in my house." This was the last I heard, for they shut the door and consulted in a very low tone in the other room. I lay shiv ering under the coders. Presently the door opened, and I, pretending to sleep, knew by the altered light that Sam was holding a candle before my face. I didn't know whether he had come to kill me, but snored for dear life. He Avent out and shut the door, and it was to me like coming to life again. 1 was lying with my face to the win dow, wondering what to do, when I saw a rope with a noose on the end de scending from the ceiling. Then I heard the door open and a catlike tread in the room. A figure seized the noose, glided to my bed and with a soft touch I knew to be a wom an's placed it around ray neck. This done, she stole away. She had no sooner gone than I took off the noose and held it in my hand. I waited half an hour, when I began to feel a pull on the rope. Clinging to it with both hands. I was swung from the bed and drawn upward. I wiggled and made a sound as if choking and when hanging straight down over the center of the room gave a few spas modic kicks, after which I remained perfectly still. y Though I had both hands on the noose I feared 1 would vot be able to hang long enough to convince my would be murderers that I was dead. I could hear nothing, but was convinced that Sam and the widow wore at the other end of the rope and would make it fast Presently I heard too is tens in other rooms above and surmised the job was complete. When the first faint light of day shone In at the window 1 saw a piece of paper on a chair beside me. On it was written in lead pencil: Tired of life. Got the liquor Habit oa me and can't get rid of It. It 7on't do for one of my calling. Sam had carried out his murder scheme, and the widow was screened from the consequences. Now I began to gut mad. Taking a revolver in each hand, in my stocking feet I went softly upstairs. Coming to an open door, I saw the widow sslcep in bed. The door between her room and an adjoining, one being ajar, I saw Sam asleep on a lounge with his j clothes on and a revolver in his right hand. The widow awakened and on seeing me gave a shriek. Tbe man started up, I fixed, and that was the last of Slippery Sam. , JAMES CARTER SCOTT. p Ff0 PHONE NO. 36 Don't forget that the "Old Reliable," which has furnished Brownsville with ice for the past twenty-five years, is still doing- business at the old stand. Our process, of distillation, reboiliug and filtration insures an ABSO LUTELY PURE ice without taste or smell and we challenge comparison as to qualitv. FREE BE LIVERY 100ib Blocks, 30c, currency, 50Ib Blocks, 20c, tur rency, Less quantities l2c per lb. 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TheyHl be compounded only by registered pharmacists, who are aided by the largest stock of drugs in this part of the state. Everything of the finest quality that money can buy or experience can select. L Putegnat & Biu I PROMPTNESS o4ND LIBERALITY &?ld I The Merchants' NATIONAL BANK O F BR. OWNSVILLE Capital Stock, $100,000.00 OFFICERS DIRECTORS E. H. GOODRICH, President Jdm WcAlicn, Jose Celaya, L T. Piy JOHN P,lcAbLEN, Vice Prestdsnt Mi&itl Fernandez, Jr. J. G. FERNANDEZ, Cashier B. H. Goodrich, O.CSaudcr, I. G.?8rraade E. A: McGARY, Assistant-Cashier. ' 3 EXAS BERMUDA OMION SEEI Grotmiin Tenerijfe, Canary Islands I SHIPPED IN ORIGINAL PACKAGES TO PUR CHASERS OF 50, 75, 100, 150, 200 ib LOTS TENERJFFE SEED CO. Or McBAVITT BROS. 1 T. J. OUTERBRED GE, Mgr. SELLING AGENTS, J3 Chambers St. N. Y. (Correspondence solicited) BrownsviHe, TeJj Fordyce & Rio Grande City Transfer Co H Stage leaves Fordvce on arrival of train, except , Sunday, and ar g rives at Rio Grande City same night taking just four hours. E Leaves Rio Grande City daily at 2 p. m., except Sunday, and arrives at H Fordyce same day at 6 p. m. tlip trin in four hours and connects at Fordyce -with trains for Brownsville, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Tesas; Monterey and other cities in Mexico. - FARE ONE WAY $2.50; ROUND TRIP $4.00 Passengers will find along the route first-class hacks and teams, thus traveling with ease and convenience. Drivers are the best to be found. Extra hacks -will be furnished either way, if desired, at reasonable rates. I GUERRA & SHELY, Proprietors md-1 m, i m