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Our Aim in Business DBSIRB to make the First National the' Bank of the People. The small depositor re ceives the same courteous treat ment and consideration that is ex tended to the largest, within the limits of safe and conservative banking. Officers give personal attention to all details. Directors meet regularly and frequently, and keep closely in touch with the current business. Hvery safe oruarcL known to safe and successful bankingis availed of, and our past success is the best criterion by which' to judge the security of the future. eft OF BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS ESTABLISHED 1891 Capital $100,000. Surp THE FIrtST NATIONAL is pre-eminently the Bank gf the Frontier. Its stockholders belong here. Its interests are those gf our best and most pro gressive citizens. We offer to our customers, present and prospective, the ad vantages of the largest capital and surplus of any" bank in this section, and of the safe and conservative banking methods which have resulted in the successful build ing up of this bank in' the past twelve years. . Its financial position is establish and the energy, "experience and business ability gf the management will continue to be wholly" directed to the maintenance and increase of these advantages. OFFICERS: William Kelly, Pres. S. L. Bworman, lst Vice Pres. Vy-M. Rafccliffe 2d Vice Pres. A. Ashheirn, Ccshiar James 3. Wells, Attorney A. Ashheim M, Alonso' James A. Browne M. H. Cross DIRECTORS: John Closner S. L. Dworman Robert Dalzell Wm. Kelly James B. Wells C. H. Maris W. M. RatcliSe W. F. Spragne We SoHcfl otected in a and bv the )tained: and are -1! ,UR FUN fire-proof best safes to be further covered by insurance against burglary or daylight rob bery. Our officers are under bond in fiie best surety companies. People who intrust their money to' a bank have a right to know its financial strength. . We recognize this right and will cheerfully fur nish any depositor a statement of our condition any day in the year. Absolute safety is the best thing we have to offer, and upon this ba sis rour account is solicited. t S s -if; i I, i n .... i mm b Jl JlJI JLJLJt JLJL.9 J . L JL JL -A. JL A 11 Saloon and BILLIARD PARLOR 14. P. S3. inesi n ines, -tailors, KLaars SOLE oAGENT skN cANTONIO XXX BEERj GOING NORTH SOON If so, you ought to look nto the low round trip rates via. the FRISCO SOUTHERN PACIFIC HOTEL RUGERS A SEHBHOOK-DN-THE-B BY NOW OPEN FOR SUMMER SEASON Seabrook is located on the Southern Pacific (G. H. & N. Ry.) between Houston and Galveston and is an ideal place : : TO SPEND A SUMMER VACATION FINE BOATING, BATHING, SAILINGQSHING , For sell edules, rates, and all informal Jh write T. J. ANDERSON, Gen. Pass. Agt. JOS. HELEN, Asst. Gea. Pass. Agt HOUSTON, TEXAS or HOTEL RUGERS, Seabrook m Mrf Inll 1 1 1 t 1 1 1 Mi M LUmm mum ii i wm imwii m i i i iiiiii ii i ii i im imii mm Hotel Matamorosi Jesus Renavidsa Co., Praps. Only first-class liotd In the city. Table rnrnisbed at all times with best to be had. : SPECIAL RATES TO FAMILIES STREET CAR PASSES THE DOOR TVs Blocks Pros Msla Plaza Mstawoos, Mexico "When von visit the SYSTEM Asbury, Park, N. J. Sea Shore) One fare pins $3.35. Tickets on sale June 2S, 29, 30 and July 1, good to return August 31. Baltimore, Md. One fare plus 52.00 Tickets on sale July 1, 2 and 3, good to return August 31. Buffalo, N. Y. One fare plus $2.00. Tickets on sale July 7, S and 9, good re turning August 4. You travel on the FINEST TRAINS RUNNING OUT OF TEXAS. HARVEY DINING SERVICE. THROUGH SLEEPERS AND CHAIR CARS. ELECTRIC FANS. C. W. STRAIN, General Passenger Agent, Fort Worth, Texas J. A. iTILLMAN'S Closing Out Sale on Groceries Best granulated sugar 14 lbs. $1.00 gold Best brown sugar 15 lbs for $1.00 gold 5 gal. Eupion oil, 3'ou furnish can SOc " 1 gal. oil can full of oil 35c gold Best Peabeny coffee 7 lbs 1.00 gold Good green coffee 8 lbs $1.00 gold j Pure ribbon cane syrup, gallon 40c gold Good rice 30 lbs fcl.OU gold 3-lb. bag table salt 5c gold 10-lb. bag' table salt 10c gold 2S-lb. bag table salt 40c gold Own a Truck Farm Now is the time of your life to become independent. Don't neglect it. Buy while ve are offering inducements. The Brownsville Land & Town Co. A LITTLE NONSENSE. C F. Elkins. IX. B A. B. cole. IX. B. ELKIrtS- COLE attorneys-at-law Will practice in all courts. State and Federal. Special attention given to laud and ab stract business. Will do collecting Office Over Botica del Acuila. Combes Drug Store West Brownsville Only $10 down. Fine lots 550. Corners $75. Half-price to builders. The Brownsvilic Land & Town Co. I i h fc itas 1 l OS aciortes jj The Dublic wilffind an extensive jj assortment of Dry Goods, Shoes, lj Hcts, Jewelry and Saddles at prices without competition at 4 Las Dos Naciones, M. SAHUALLA Sb COMPANY ii Front, of Market. 4i "TTTTTTVTV'rrT'l IE. H. GOODRICH SON ....MANAGERS--, - Cameron County Abstract Company Real Estate and Mortgage Loans. Tiiakbjpiir store your keadfimrters. W e K take otd care of all MAII, ORDERS. o S. Levy 8l Go. Hie's Md Beys OEtfllters Free Had to Fcot. GALVESTON, TEXAS 41S t C H. Thorn, C. A. Roberts, 2 - i, Drs. THORN & ROBERTS, Dntists. Brownsville - - Texas. What Old Mose Cared For the Most of All. . When old Mose applied for work he was given a job shoveling sand at a dollar a day. A few days later the foreman passed near the sand hank and, to his surprise, saw Mose comfortably seated on a pile of sand directing the movements of another dusky la borer. "Why, Mose," he exclaimed, f? did not hire that man! What's he doing here ?" "I got him er-doing my wuk, sab' replied Mose. "Who pays Kim?" 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 by the transaction?" asked the amazed foreman. "Well," replied Mose, scratching his woolly head, "I gets to Tjosw de job, doan' I?" Lippiricott's Maga zine. 4 The Minister and the Widow. The Eev. Samuel Bobbins, a broth er of the late Eev. Chandler Bob bins of Boston, was noted for his wit. One of his bes retorts wa3 made in Pramingham Center, where forty years ago he was pastor of the Unitarian church. He had heard that a young widow in his congregation was intending again c o.jier the matrimonial state, and, as he knew her very well, he br,oacJied the subject to her. "Yes," she replied, "I feel that my little son Edward needs a father's care."- "Oho!" exclaimed Mr. Bobbins. "So you're going to get married to raise !N"edF Boston Herald. FOR THE LITTLE ONES. American Hist cry Game Is-Amusing and instructive. , The following is a pleasant little game 'to play with your friends or with the grown foils. Try it with, the latter and see if they remember as much of their American history as they should. The initial, or first letters of the words, correspond with those of the characters name. When you have used this list make a nevone Only the left hand column is giv en our, or read, and the problem is to guess what names the initials stand for: Perilous Rider .......Paal Revere Great Warrior. George Washington Always Loyal Abraham Lincoln. Worthy Peacemaker.,.?. . , ... .William Penn Harbor Kunter .. Henrik Hudson Exceptional Ally. Ethan Allen Considered Crazy... Christopher Columbus Most Charming Widow j Martha Custls Washington Before Foreigners Benjamin Franbifn Religious Wanderer Roger Williams' Sailed Confidently. Sebastian Cabot Hated Blaclr Slavery..... Harriet Beecher Stowe Unusually Successful General Ulysses S. Grant Marching Suitor.." Miles Standish Organdie finish paper here. TWO BORN FINANCIERS. Two budding financiers have been unearthed by the police. These worthies, aged twelve and fourteen, have in a single day made 9,000 per cent on the capital of a penny. Ob taining entrance with this sum to a lavatory, l?b. 1 removed his nether garments. These were pawned by No. 2 for 50 cents. With the capi tal thus brought into the business he bought a watch on the install ment system. A loan of $2.50 was now floated with the aid of the watch at a second pawnbroker's. He returned to pawnbroker A and took "out" the trousers, which were then resumed by No. 1, and the two divided between them the $2 minus working expenses, friction on boot leather, etc. Allowing for -Sundays and short holidays for the directors on the Biviera, the company's an nual profits at this rate would be "nearly 3,000,000 per cent. London Globe. Cannon's Definition. Just as soon as Uncle Joe Cannon reached Washington at the opening of the session he hunted up in the committee rooms a number of his old cronies, sevieral of whom in the Democratic ranks came in for a bit of chaffing at the hands of the gen ial speaker. uncie joe was giaa to perceive. max sucn oi nis menus xne. enemy who had gone down in the recent election were in nowise as knocked out in spirits as they had been in the election. "I'm proud of you, boys," said he, "for I don't find a pessimist in the crowd." By the way, Cannon," said some one, "what is your definition of a pessimist ?" "A pessimist," asserted Uncle Joe, with convincing gravity, "is a fellow that goes around looking for thorns to sit on." Je-ar Tork Times. Judge Bishop and General Butler. During a session of the superior court at East Cambridge, whn Judge Bobert B. Bishop was on the bench, a case was called in which a back country farmer appeared as a witness. While giving his testimony the question of dates came up. "It happened in 1882," said the witness. "Are you sure it was that year?" asked the counsel. . - "Dead sure," said the witness. "Will you tell the court why you are so certain about the year?" ask ed the counsel. "Well," drawled the witness, "I know because it was the year Ben Butler defeated Bob Bishop for gov ernor." Boston Herald. it Wrongly- Named. - Titmouse is a bird. Catgut is sheep gut. Sealing wax has no. wax. Blind worms have yes and can see. Irish stew is ui&nown in Ireland. Bice paper is not made of rice or the rice plant. . i Kid gloves are not made of kid. A Fine Game. A simple hiding game may tto played as follows: Children ate sent away to blind their eyes, and some object, either a ball, box, toy or block, is used to hide where it will be in sight. The children come back and look all about. No child says a word or points to the object, but when he sees it he goes quietly and sitydown. The ones who know do not look at or point to the object. The point of the game is self control. Children would point naturally or speak or rush toward the object, but in this they control themselves to a wonder ful extent. - The child who sees the object first 1, chosen to hide the object and choose the ones to blind their eyes. There is little speaking in the game. Capital of Ireland. A few years since, it will be re membered, the lord mayor of Dub;- lin, Daniel TaBon, visited America and was feted and dined on every hand, says the New York Herald When in Boston he was entertained at an elaborate dinner given for hint by Mayor Qnincy. In the smatti talk which followed the courses soma; one jestingly asked if Dublin mm not the metropolis asell as tfe capital of IrelandThe lorateajoi: was ready with a reply. "It used to be " he said, "bat at! present there is no question but th New- York has that honor." A Bottle Gun. Vice Admiral Guimares of th Brazilian navy has brought forward a "bottle ffun.' The jnrn is made of bronze, but the chamber at the breech which contains the propelling charge is of steel. The projectile, which is loaded at the breech, is an ordinary wine bottle filled with saw dust steepetf in oil. When the tin is discharged the bottle is br ken and its contents scattered over the water for a considerable dis By discharging tb? gun ever, t e minutes a smoother pathway is n :c for the advancing 'vessel. Guying His Uncle-. Uncle George Why in tinr yov. brace up and do .ora:; There's a splendid career befc ii votnl oniv profit, bv. it. x ve s n't J' HICK it IS' splendid cair don?t want to"M I don't use it, the be before me.' wise thing to d a promising p imagination DQipre As W recr ili ems to s to always ect to feetl a I as ihe -.ve ur rcnnt; untm- Boston Tr.in- Whai Am 17 Drdn't Get the Present. It was a little bov:s first morning at school. As the teacher assigned mm a seat sue said, "xou may sit here for the present"?" ' When the little boy went home he repeated to his mother, "The teach er told me to sit there for the pres ent, and then she didn't give methe I have sqmeSiin&that every quad ruped has.M- I havdng sTnlg., . , - I ampipprt of Ihe greater part of hnWit. - t am. perfectly quiet,, yef 1 am often salon. Behead me, ancLI am what is icSm nU. quadrupeds-except one. Tt me again,, and you have wnaieedbnt dWfc. - f Answer: A chsir.. The Way It Works. "Did Gravce mary -"voting Poor feller?" , "No; the engagement is off." "Whv. she swore she'd sacrifice t most everything to majry him-"- "les, but she changed her mmd when she found she'd have to sacri fice most everything." Lonisvills Courier- Journal.