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
OF BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS
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.
William Kelly, Pres. S. L. Bworman, lst Vice Pres.
Vy-M. Rafccliffe 2d Vice Pres. A. Ashheirn, Ccshiar
James 3. Wells, Attorney
James A. Browne
M. H. Cross
S. L. Dworman
James B. Wells
C. H. Maris
W. M. RatcliSe
W. F. Spragne
otected in a
and bv the
)tained: and are
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.
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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
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
or HOTEL RUGERS, Seabrook
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mum ii i wm imwii m i i i iiiiii ii i ii i im imii mm
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
Asbury, Park, N. J. Sea Shore) One
fare pins $3.35. Tickets on sale June
2S, 29, 30 and July 1, good to return
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.
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
Only $10 down. Fine lots
550. Corners $75. Half-price
The Brownsvilic Land & Town Co.
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.
IE. H. GOODRICH SON
- Cameron County
Real Estate and Mortgage Loans.
Tiiakbjpiir store your
keadfimrters. W e K
take otd care of all
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,
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'
"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
"Well," replied Mose, scratching
his woolly head, "I gets to Tjosw de
job, doan' I?" Lippiricott's Maga
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
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
"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
, 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
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
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
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
"I'm proud of you, boys," said he,
"for I don't find a pessimist in the
By the way, Cannon," said some
one, "what is your definition of a
"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
"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.
Wrongly- Named. -
Titmouse is a bird.
Catgut is sheep gut.
Sealing wax has no. wax.
Blind worms have yes and can
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
HICK it IS'
don?t want to"M
I don't use it, the
be before me.'
wise thing to d
a promising p
s to always
ect to feetl
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
I havdng sTnlg., . , -
I ampipprt of Ihe greater
part of hnWit. -
t am. perfectly quiet,, yef 1 am
Behead me, ancLI am what
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
"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
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