The FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Our Aim in Business
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 jvidge the security of the
OF BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS
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Capital $100,000. Surplus (2b Undivided Profits, $23,000.
THE FIRST NATIONAL is pre-eminently the Bank jf the Frontier. Its
stockholders belong here. Its interests are those if 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.
William Kelly, Pres. S. L Dworman, 1st. Vice Pres.
W. M. lUtcKffe, 24 Vice Pres. A. Ashbeim, Cashier
James B. Wells, Attorney
James A. Browne
LI. H. Cross
S. L. Dworman
James B. Wells
C. H. Llaris
W. LI. Raicliffe
W. F. Sprague
E. C. Forto
W Soficib the Patronage of All
QUR FUNDSre protected in a
fire-proof vault and by 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.
tJfie Grizell Salt
and BILLIARD PAOR
finest lYiaes, i(juors, (Sizars
SOLE cAGENT SAN cANTONIO XXX BEERj
Frontier Lumber Co.
In addition to onr stock of lumber, we carry
Ready Mixed House Paints, Colors and Oils, Bicycle Enamel,
Carriage Paints, Floor and Roofing Paints, Linseed Oil and
White Lead. Also good stock Brushes and Painters Supplies
Three blocks South of Postofflcc, between 9th and 10th streets.
$ vw3 $ I tvttfj 3 ww3 vwj vm.
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 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. flTherc will also be Fire
Works ok aix Kinds and man) other amuse
ments, .general invitation is extended to all
to attend and contribute to the success of the
t?.,. fin, r vr-..... i r
villc, who ait? fond of all classes of sports, will
t?K' tn thiMr narf tnxrnrd matin er th "Fsiir sn attmr-
5 ttc event and well wortli visiting. f g
RE YOU SATISFIED
OR ARE YOU LOOKING FOR
SOMETHING ...BETTER '
THE TERRITORY TRAVERSED BY
The St. Louis, Brownsville & Mexico Ry
(The Gulf Coast Line)
Is "SOMETHING BETTER" than
anything else in the Great Southwest
"AN EL DORADO OF OPPORTUNITY FOR THE MAN
.- WITH THE HOE." -
The railroad company is opening up new towns
and placing acreage property on the market for
the home-builder. For prices of land and town
lots and information for any character, address
WM. DOMERTY. Vict President. Ltnd Dcpcrtaua
CORPUS CMXISTI. TEXA
Clasp Hands, Ye Nations!
Clasp hands, ye Nations and thank God
The bitter tragedy is done!
Corn shall be planted in the sod
That vengeance long has trod upon
Clasp hands, ye foes, across the path
By life-blood dampened as by dew;
The curtains of Almighty wrath
Roll lwck and let the sunlight through!
In those lofc camps where armios He
Between the battle and despair
I think I hear a mighty igh
Rise up to heaven like a pray or;
"Giver of Poftcc, our lives arc dear
And we have felt the pains of men;
Thank God the blessed end is here
And we may sea our homos afpiiu!"
Pence! and the crane may grow once
Among the gullies and the stone
Where war might atill have footer ad o er
A continent of skulls and bonus.
Peace! aud the floats of ooutaicrca choose
Safe paths oh the untroubled deep
Where, buried ia the crawling ooc.
The navies of misfortune sleep.
Clasp hands, ye Nations, in the prayer
That hell's fierce work for good be
That such a trial by fire may boar
New splendor to the risfng sun;
And that the peasants of the North
Through suffering have found a way
To summon light and freedom forth
To strike the prison-chains away!
Wallace Irwin in New York Globe.
The Old Barn.
Low, swallow-swept and gray.
Between Uie orchard and the spring,
All it wide windows overflowing hay.
And cranicd doors a-swing,
The old barn stands today.
Deep in its hay the Loguorn hidos
A round, white si est. And; humming
On roof and rafter, or its log-ruck sides,
Black on the sun-shot loft.
The building hornet gHdos.
Along its corn-crib, catitfemely
As tUicvfaig fingers, skulks the rat,
Or. in warped stalls of frugmut timothy,
Gnaws at some loosenon itat.
Or passos shadowy.
A fir cam of drouth xmhIc ansltblc
Before its door, hot, stnootk and shrill.
All fey the kxatst sings. What otkor
Shall hold it, tasior fttRi, -
Than the long tkjrs, now tell?
Dusk ami the cricket and the strain
Of tree toad and of frog; and tirs
That burn above the rich West's ribbed
And dropping pasture bars,
And cow bells up the lane.
Night and the moon and katydid,
And leaf-list of the wind-touched
And mazy shadows that the fire-flics
And sweet breath of the cows;
And the lone owl here hid.f
Madison Cawcin in Monterey News;
Fifty per cent of the insanity in
England is ascribed to heredity by
recent official investigation.
New Rio Grande Hotel.
D. F. FIELDER, Prop.
Special attention to travel
ing public Reduced rates
to regular boarders. Near
court house square. C""0
BrownsviUe, : : : Texas.
Old newspapers for sale here.
Bring your job work to
We print anything.
V. L. CRUELL. Vmpridsr.
First-class Liquors, Wines,
Cigars. Polite Attention.
R. B. CPEAQER,
Office, over Yturria Bank, Elizs
D. 5. CHAPIN
Pure mountain air, best hotel and boarding. Jho use
service at reasonable rates
Write for tips
C. W. TRAIN
G. P. A., Fort
Bicycles and bicycle sundries, monuments, iron fenc-,
ing, picture moulding, etc. PHONE 123
I. W. Harper Rye
"On Every Tongue." . .
Scientifically distilled; naturally aged; absolutely pure.
Best and safest for all uses.
Sold by T. CR1XELL & BR0.
Low Rates to California 1
1 ONE-WAY COLONIST TiCKETS
' WILL BE ON SALE bAILY VIA $t
Sunset Boute g
Sept. 15 to Oct. 31, 1905, Inc. S
For Schedule of Pullman Tourist Cars ,
and other information, see nearest '53181
t railroad agent, or write4 to 1 . 2
T. J. AKDERSOff, Gen. Put Agt. JOS. HELEN. AssL Gen. Pass. Agt
HOUSTON. TEXAS ' 9
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