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BROWNSVILLE DAILY HERALD.
VOL. XIV, NO. 55. BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1905. SINGLE COPIES, 5 CENTS. If THIS SPACE BELONGS TO V McDonald's Department Store Watch for Our New Arrivals from New York. Greater Bargains Than Ever Before One Price The Lowest n. n. Mcdonald IT'S WORTH WHILE . H. CALDWELL'S New Catalog No. 10. Months of incessant hard work; an investment ranging from the value of n pound pf type to a fine ylindcr press and hundreds of dollars more for fine papc andcuts; anjaccurteknWhidge ofthfe ' i. ' Implement and Machinery Hardware Business acquired by years of close attention to its details; all combined have brought the work so nearly to completion, that we announce the early issue of our New Catalog No. 10, To learn what it contains, how it will be kept up-to-date, and how to secure a copy, will be fully explained in a descriptive circular. Your postage back on receipt of your request for the circular. i ITWTHfilLE E. H. CALDWELL. Corpus Christi, Texas. COMPETENT PHARMACY ESTABLISHED I86S Botica del Leon .l..You Want the Best Your Physician aims to put all his knowledge, cxpen ence and skill into the prescription he writes. It is an order for a combination of remedies which your case requires. He cannot rely on the result unless the ingredients are properly compounded. Be fair to your doctor and to yourself by bringing your prescriptions here. They'll 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. J. L Putegnat & Bro. 1 T. J. Cahffl, TIN AND SHEET IRON WORKER GalrMizei Cisteras, SaoJcesfacIcF, tesUIUtiM aid RcBiiriag of ImgaHM ' Kails A VISITOR'S VIEWS. Sees Many Things Wonderful, and Tells About Them in a Very Interesting Manner. Thb Sfcc BELONGS TO Attorney W. N, Parks 1 WATCH FOR HIS AD. A. . cole IX. B ELKIMS & eOLE ATTORNEVS-AT-LaW 'Will practice in all courts. State and Federal. Special attention riven to land and ab stract business. Will do collectlnr Office Over Botica del Asuila. Combea Drue Store DR. C. H.TH0RN DcfrtMt. Office opposite The Herald. TKUiPHONK 51 Brewiicviile. Tcxu. C. A. ROBERTS ....DENTIST.... J0flF"Office over Botica del Aguila. rhone 124 KHzabeth St Brownsville. Texas Fordyce & Rio Grande City Transfer Co Stage leaves Fordyce on arrival of train, except Sunday, and ar rives, at Rio Grande City same night taking just four hours. Lpvcs Rio Grande City daily at 2 p. m., except Sunday, and arrives at Fordyce same day at 6 p. in. Mkes the trip in four hours and connects at Fordyce with trains for Brownsville, Corpus Christi, San Antonfo. TcxasJ Monterey and other cities in Mexico. FXkE ONE WAY $2.50; ROUND TRIP $4.00 Passengers will find along the route first-class hacks and teams, thus t-aveling with case and convenience. Drivers are the best to be found. Hitia hacks wHHciurn.bcl eitbery, if desired, t .roaVk rMs. CiUERRA :& vSHELY, Proprietors Oils, Gasoline! Have on hand a stock of Kerosene Oil and Lubri cating Oils; Engine and Stove Gasoline. Call or write for prices. : : Gulf Refining Co. FRANK CHAMPION, Ageat When you visit the Island City make our store your headquarters. W e take good care of all MAIL ORDERS. E. S. Levy & Co. GALVESTON, TEXAS 4-18 F. W. SeaWry . t ATTOiyEYATLAW - Mhjtftmic Qtj, True c W!11 practice in tie District Cowl oi Smt; Hidalgo, ZimU jhkI W. H. Thomas writing to the La Grange Journal describes a trip to Brownsville and Matamoros as follows: We traveled from Corpus Christi to Brownsville over the St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico railway, a new splendidly built and equipped road. The country is sparsely settled and almost a wilderness. Kiugsville is the best towu on the road. We passed through about ten miles of what is called the white sand hill country. This sand is more than a curiosity; it is just wonderful. It is as white as snow and does not seem to be attached to the earth at all. It does not lie flat on the ground like sand ought to do, but roves over the earth like a drove of sheep, here tot! ay and somewhere else tomorrow, piling itself into most beautiful hills and valleys imaginable. It will encounter a live oak grove, the trees of which are twenty or thirty feet high, and piles itseif around and through it until only the top limbs canlbe seen, protrud ing through the sand looking like bushes growing on top of a bank of snow, next week it will be somewhere else and the oak grove looking more the worse for its sand bath. Nothing grows in this country unless it has a thorn and the more thorns it has the better it seems to thrive. When I was a boy I knew some folks that would have grown luxuriously out here. In passing through the thickest part of these thorns, I noticed that every ten or twelve miles we would see a lot of clearings or openings about sixty feet wide and- one hundred yards apart extending on each side of the road perhaps a mile. I asked a sober looking man what it meant and he replied : 4 'Streets, Greeny, we are passing through a town.' When we came to Brownsville we saw plenty of wagons loaded with seed cotton going to market. They expect a thousand bales here this year. I talked with citizens here about the boll weevil. They told me that none were here thie year and very few last year, while a few years ago they could not raise any cotton at all. We crossed the Rio Grande in a skiff and rode on a mule car to grand old Matamoros. The first day I was here my at tention was called to an old Mexi can woman on the corner surround ed by a half dozen ladies from the states greatly excited over some embroidery the old woman had in her basket. I ask for an explana tion, when one of the ladies told me than it was drawn work. I asked what that was. "Why hand drawn work, done by Mexican women by taking a fine piece of linen cambric and cutting it into the required shape and then draw ing by hand nearly all the threads that run one way and then turn the other side arid do likewise, the more threads drawn the more val uable the piece of linen becomes." "Why young man" she said "if you have a best girl in the states she would prize nothing more than a piece of this drawn work." I told her I had nothing but a wife. Well" said she "if youri wife is a woman she would go wild over this drawn work." Now if there is anything I like best about my wife is to see her go wild. So my mouth began to water and ray heart to long for a bank account so that I could buy my wife a "whole" dress of this mostly drawn work of course she would wear it over her other clothes. - In the evening I visited the ccm- cteryi "It 'is inrtOwkd by U high wall I f 'TiutrlfaFef U ground: In one corner I saw a large pit with walls about ten feet high and about twenty feet across, built above ground with open top. I went up the ladder and looked in. It was abaut half full of human cones. I saw several old coffins ly ing around from which the bones had been taken and thrown into this pit. I was told that an annual tax was collected on' all bodies buried here and that on failure to pay this tax after the bodies had lain in the grave five years the bones were dug up and thrown in to this pit. I will not vouch for this information but I saw the bones. W. H. Thomas. The above information given Mr. Thomas, while in Matamoros, is correct, and it is said that this custom has been practised, since the founding of that city many years ago. Kingsville Times. Reflections of a Bachelor. Either a girl has a high instep or she thinks she has. Sometimes a man is so smart he can save money even if he is mar ried. Family life is nearly always con tented when the whole bunch are asleep. An old bachelor says that all perfect women are deaf, dumb and blind. Notice of Meeting. The annual meeting of the stock holders of the Brownsville and Gulf Railway Company will be held at the office of the company, in Brownsville, Texas", on Thurs day, the 21st day of September 1905, at 10 o'clock a. int., for the purpose of electing directors, and the transaction of such other busi ness as may be brought before the meeting. The transfer books of the com pany will be closed at 3 o'clock p. m. on the 20th day of September, 1905, and will remain closed until three days after the final adjourn ment of thq meeting. . The regular annual meeting of the board of directors wilL be held at the same place and on the same date. Brownsville, Tex., August 15th, 1905. M. Payro, 8-15-9-20 Secretary. TABOR TALKS. No Fear in Texas Quarantine Suspicious Cases. and Dr. Tabor, state health officer, who this week declared quarentiue against Memphis and the state of Mississippi, says the conditions in Mississippi are far from good, and that Memphis should be regarded with suspicion. With respect to Memphis, Dr. Tabor said that through travel would not be inter fered with, providing there was no stop-over there longer than for changing trains. It has also been ordered by Dr. Tabor that no more bananas be permitted to enter Texas for the present. Dr. Tabor says that he will promptly advise the public of the appearance of any fever in Texas. Relative to a report of a case at Gliddeu, a small town on the southern Pacific between Houston and San Antonio, he said that an investigation proved it to be ma larial fever. To a Houston Chronicle reporter yesterday he said: This is the , season when malaria and jaundice are most prevalent in Texas, and September is usually the month most productive of them. It will therefore not be surprising if we hear of many suspicious cases of fever which will belong to one of those types." The doctor added that the bor der quarantine was being daily tightened, and no effort on his part would be spared to keep the: fever out of Texas. . - A Martyr to Principle. Kind-hearted Woman I am al-, ways willing to assist people in distress, but you don't look as if you were suffering for food. You are merely ragged and dirty. Saymold Story (with emotion) Nine-years, ago, mum, I topic a solium vow that I wouldn't never wear no good clothes nor take a bath till William Jennins wuz elect ed President, an' I'm a man of ray word, mum. Chicago Tribune. Don't you use export manifest blanks? We hav them. Surp rising .Novelties. wmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmL BULL FIGHT PERFORMANCES The 15th of September being the anniversary of the birth of the President of Mexico, and the 16th being the 85th anniversary of the Inde pendence of Mexico the Matamoros Fair -A. -v Will Open On... September 10th And Con tinue for 30 Days Matamoros has not spared any expense in celebrating these auspicious events with becoming splendor, and during the time the fair continues there will be bull fights in which the renowned and ferocious bulls of the interior of Mexico will be used. There will also be Fire Works of all' Kinds and many other amuse ments. A general invitation is extended to all to attend and contribute to the success of the Fair. flThe people of Mtftamoros" and Browns ville, who are fond of all classes of sports, will do 'their"part -toward making the Fair an attrac 'vecVtntimd'wt;ll woth 'vitii.- tf 6tm are buried fe ykx stoore tfcc