fm FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Our Aim in Business
YE DESIRE 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. Every safe
guard known to safe and successful
banking is availed of, and our past
success is the best criterion by
which to judge the security of the
OF BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS
Capital $100,000. Surplus 2b Undivided Profits, $23,000.
THE FIRST NATIONAL is pre-eminently the Bank 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 established, and the energy, experience and business
ability tf the management will continue to be wholly directed to the maintenance and
increase of these advantages.
Wife KeMy, Pres. S. L Dwotmr, 1st. Vice Pre.
W. MlUtcKfle, 24 Vk Pr. A. Alhhtiw, Ctfcfer
James I. Wells, Attorney
James A. Browne
M. H. Cross
S. L. Dworman
James B. Wells
C. H. Maris
W. M. Ratclifie
W. F. Sprague
E. C. FortS
We Solicit the Patronage of All
UR FUNDSjare protected in a
fire-proof vault and bv the
best safes to be obtained; and are
further covered by insurance
against burglary or daylight rob
bery. Our officers are under bond
in the 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 your account is solicited.
SAe (Brizell Salt
finest li'mes, iauors, (Begems
SOLE tKJENT SAN cANTONIO XXX BEERj
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, SAILING, FISHING
l'or schedules, rates, and all information write
T. J. ANDERSON, Gen. Pass. Agt. JOS. HELEN, Asst. Gen. Pass. Agt.
or HOTEL RUGERS, Seabrook
OR ARE YOU LOOKING FOR
THE TERRITORY TRAVERSED BY
The St. Louis, Brownsville & Mexico Ry
, V (The Gulf Coist Line)
Is "SOMETHING BETTER" than
anything: else in the Great Southwest
"AN fcL -DORADO OF OPPORTUNITY FOR THE MAN
iL J - WITH THE HOE." islz
The railroad company is opening up, new towns
rand placing acreage property on the market for
the home-builder. For prices of land and town
lots and information for any character, address
WM. UOmiRTV, Vict President. Uni Dfjartmcn
:. H. CROSS,
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
Dry Goods, Boots 2b Shoes
LUMBER, SHINGLES, DOORS, SASH, BLINDS
Wincbecttr Arms (& Ammunition
BROWNSVILLE, TEX. MATAMOROS, MEX.
CORPUS CHRIST!. TEXA f
E. H. GOODRICH SON
- Abstract Company
Real Estate and Mortgage Loans.
Successor to Powers & Maxan,
Powers & Wells, Wells & Rentfro
WeHs, Rentfro & Hicks, Wells &
Hicks, Wells, Stayton & Kleberg
I buy and sell Real Estate and
investigate land titles. A complete
abstract of all titles of record in
Cameron County, Texas.
Practice in all state and federal
courts, when especially employed.
Land Litigation and corporation
j. -1- A 4- A J- 4- j-4- Jj J. jL J- J JL JL i-44-it-4. A
i Xas 2os
The nulilic will find an extensive
assortment of Dry Goods, Shoes,
f . t r i J. i a (r,
nau, jcwtry una oiswcs ;u if.
prices without competition, at
Las Dos Naciones, jj;
M. S AH U ALL A B, COMPANY If
Front of Market.
New lio Grande Hotel.
. D. F. FIELDER, Prop.
Special attention foftravcl
ing public. Reduced 'rates
to regular boarders. Near
court house square.
Real Estate Agent
Have for sale some choice
pieces of agricultural land
in large and small tracts.
Also have a number of
tracts of grazuig lands.
0FFICE"Storc of Juan H. Fernandez
Jesus BmuvUcs & Cet, Prf.
Only first-class hotel in the
city. .Table fttrnishecT at all
times with best to be had. :
SPECIAL RATES TO FAMILIES
STREET CAR PASSES THE DOOR
ir Kacki fnm Mala Plata M4uIm1McxI
Regulating the Transportation of
Passengers, by Hacks, Carriages,
and other such Vehicles, and
Establishing a Tariff of Prices
Be it ordained by the city council of
the city of Brownsville:
That the following regulations
are prescribed, and the following
tariff of prices is established, for
licensed hacks, carriages, and other
vehicles for hire in this city, for
the transportation of passengers,
and the person, firm, or corpora
tion, owning, driving, or controll
ing, such said hacks, carriages, or
other such vehicles, are hereby au
thorized to .charge the rates and
prices herein and hereby establish
ed, and it shall be unlawful for any
such person, firm, or corporation,
to ask, or receive more than the
rates and prices hereby and herein
Section 1. For carrying each
person or passenger, from any point
to any other point, within the city;
limits, for a distance not to exceed
one (l) mile, or within the follow
ing boundaries, towit: Fronton
Street on the South; Taylor Street
on the North; First Street on the
West; and Sixteenth Street on the
East, the owner, driver, or person
in charge of such hack or carriage
shall charge the sum of twelve (12)
cents each way; for carrying each
person or passenger from any poiut
to any other point within the city
limits, over one mile, thirty (30)
cents, each way.
Section 2. When passengers re
main not more than ten (10) min
utes after reaching their destina
tion, and then return by such car
riage, hack, or other vehicle carry
ing them, the said hack, carriage,
or other vehicle shall be required
to wait said time for them, and no
compensation shall be allowed for
such waiting, provided that passen
gers shall pay the regular fare
herein established for the return
Section 3. No extra charge
shall be made for carrying baggage
of any passenger or passengers, if
the same does not exceed seventv
five (75) pounds in weight, or any
trunk not exceeding one hundred
( 100) pounds in weight; and for
excess baggage, the owner, driver,
or person in charge of such hack,
carriage, or other vehicle convey-,,
ing same, may demand atid collect
fifteen (15c) cents vfor each trunk,
or for every owe hundred (100)
pounds or fraction thereof of such
Section 4. When any hack, car
riage, or other vehicle is hired or
used by the hour, the owner, driv
er, or person in charge of the same,
shall charge the sum of fifty (50c)
cents per hour for one (l) passen
ger, arid when there are two or
more persons or passengers, the
sum of seventy-five (75c) cents per
hour; and in attendance upon fu
nerals, the charge shall be by the
hour, at the rate hereinbefore es
tablished. Section 5. After nine (9)
o'clock, p. m., and before six (6)
o'clock, a. m., the owner, driver,
or person in charge of any hack,
carriage, or other such vehicle,
shall charge twenty-five (25) cents
per hour more than the rate herein
before established for the carriage
of passengers, when employed by
the hour; and when such carriage
or hack is not hired by the hour,
the person in charge of same shall
charge double the rate hereinbe
fore established, in Sections Num
bers One (1) and Two (2) of this
Ordinance, for the -Transportation
of passengers, provided the owner,
driver, or person in charge of such
hack or carriage shall not refuse to
hire same by the hour if the pas
senger or the passengers desire to
Section 6.' -Whenever any hack,
carriage, or other vehicle for hire
may be unemployed, it shall be the
duty of the owner, driver, or per
son in charge of the same, and they
are hereby required, to carry, upon
their request thereto, any person,
or persons, to any point within the
city limits, for the rates and prices
hereinbefore established, and it
shall be unlawful for them to re
fuse to do so.
Section 7. Auy person, or per
sons, after being carried to his or
their destination, or place where
they leave such hack or carriage,
who shall refuse to pay the fare or
fares hereinbefore established, if
demanded without delay by the
owner, driver, or person in charge
of such hack or carriage, shall be
deemed guilty of an offense.
Section 8. All hacks, carriages,
aud other vehicles for hire and
transportation of passengers, shall
take such stands in the city as may
$e assigned to them by the Chief
of Police of the City of Brownsville,
and shall be under such rules and
regulations as may be prescribed
by the City Council of the said City
of Brownsville, and it shall be un
lawful for them to refuse to comply
with such instructions or regula
tions. Section 9. All licensed hacks;
carriages, or other such vehicles in
this city, shall keep and maintain,
at night, a lamp, or lantern, on
either side thereof, which said lamp
or lantern shall be lighted as long
as such hack or carriage shall re
main upon the'streets after night,
and any person oivning. controll
ing, or driving any such hack or
carriage not so properly lighted
shall be deemed guilty of an offense.
Section 10. The owner, driver,
or person in charge of any hack,
carriage, or other vehicle for hire
in this city shall place ill a con
spicuous place therein? -a printed
copy of the tariff of prices herein
before established, and the failure
of such person or persons to do so
shall constitute an offense.
Section 11. Any person or per
sons violating any of the provisions
of this Ordinance shall be fined in
any sum not to exceed twenty-five
($25.00) dollars for each and every
Section i2. All Ordinances, or
parts of Ordinances, in anywise in
conflict with this Ordinance, are
now hereby repealed.
Section 13. This Ordinance
shall take effect from and after the
publication hereof, as required by
Adopted by the city council ot
the city of Brownsville, in regular
session, on Monday, June nine
teenth, A. D. 1905.
Approved June 19th, A.D. 1905.
Frederick J. Combe, Mayor.
Attest: F. Champion, Secretary.
One very hot day Dr. George IS.
Ellis, the historian, going to an in
formal dinner with a friend, wore a
very comfortable but unfashionable
thin coat and manila hat. A noto
riously orthodox clergyman began
to banter the Unitarian divin..
regarding his big straw hat, where
upon Dr. Ellis replied that he would
not have a word said against thut
article of apparel, inasmuch as it
had been a good friend of his for ,
four years. "Why' exclaimed hi
friend, "how could it have lasted s
long?" "Because it has been Cul
vinized," replied Dr. Ellis. TIi
host, misunderstanding the wore,
inquired with amazement how tl"
hat could be galvanized. But Di.
Ellis, with a sly twinkle in m3 eye,
looked straight at the orthodox min
ister as he replied: "I did not say
galvanized I said the hat had been
Calvinized dipped in brimstone."
A Useful Mtmfaar.
The small son of a clergyman
who was noted for his tiresome ser
mons overheard two friends of hu
father saying how dry they were,
and how hard it was to keep awa!
during them. The following Sua
day, while the minister was preach
ing, he was astounded to see his son
throwing pebbfe's at the congrega
tion from the gallery. The clergy
man frowned angrily at him, whi
ttle boy piped out in a clear treblr
"Ifs all right, pop. You
on preaching; Fm keeping tlitKu
awake." Harper's Weekly.
London is taking morean;l m- r
kfiid'ly to the distinctly Ameri; v
novel. The English editions
three novels recently published
London by Harper & Bros.
going 'very well. These no-,
are: "The Cawrkhte. ' ' by Joy-'
A. Altslieier; "The Accomplic "
by Frederick Trevor Hill: and '"; "
Tyranny of the Dark." by Hair
Garland. The prevailing imp--sion
of these novels on the ot;."
side seems to be, as one revier -has
expressed it, that they are
very lively and all very ankc-tr '
Another new edition of each i.
The Tyranny of the DariP' asvt
"The Accomplice" is being prr.t
ed for sale abroad .t-Exv
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