e FIRST NATIONAL BANK I
Our Aim in Business
YfS DKSIRB 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 3b Undivided Profits, $23,000.
THE FIRST NATIONAL is pre-eminently the Bank if 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 gf the management will continue to be wholly" directed to the maintenance and
increase of these advantages.
William Kcy, Pres. S. L Dworracn, 1st. Vice Pres.
W. M. ILatcliffc, 2d Vice Pres. A. Ashhehn, Cashier
James D. Wells, Attorney
Jaaios A. Brwrae
M. H . Cros
S. L. Divorraan
Jme B. Wells
C. H. Maris
W. M. Ratcliffe
W. F. Sprague
E. C. Forto
We Solicit the Patronage of All
UR FUNDS are 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.
VJ!Ap v? A h
m V 1 E TV-T
and BILLIARD PARLOR
W" t V f
SOLE cAGENT SAN cNTONIO 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
While Lead. Also good stock Brushes and Painters Supplies
COnriircc blocks South of Postolflcc, between 9th and 10th streets.
His Purpose Attained. ,
3. S. b M. H. CROSS,
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
Dry Goods, Boots (3k Shoes
Winchester Arms b Amiriunition
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Lumber, Shingles, Boors, Sash,
Blinds and Builders' Hardware
Exclusive Agents for the Rubber Paint Co's
Colors in Oil, White Lead, Buggy and Wagon
Painbs. Hygienic Kalsomme and Fresco Colors
BROWNSVILLE, TEX. MATAMOROS, MEX.
This is the story told by one of
a party of friends who were engng
ed in the exchange of yarns on i
downtown street corner yesterday
"Up in Dallas I bonrded for sev
era! years at the Oriental. I useu
to patronize the bar once in
wlnlc ana nearly every morning:
that I went there I saw a China
man. He would stand around for
awhile and then walk up to she
individual who wore the apron and
say 'Dlimmc dlink.' The bar
tender always complied. The
Mongolian would hang around
awhile and then pipe out again
Dlimmc dlink. And ajrain he
would get his nip. After this had
been repeated two or three times
each morning he of laundry fame
would dash for the door without
One afternoon the bartender
told me to be sure to come around
the next day. as he was going to
'dope' the Chink. I was there on
time. In came the wearer of the
pigtail. As usual, he delayed his
request, but it wasn't very long
before he ambled up with his
'Dliniine dlink. ' 'Sure,' said the
mixologist, and I saw him dousing
around a bit. but didn't know
what he was doiii. The Chink
swallowed it all, stopped for
minute or two and moved hastily
toward the door. 'Hold on,' cried
tne uanceep, ciont you want an
other drink?' 'No. replied the
Chinaman in a tone that indicated
his purpose was accomplished,
'dluuk alleady. Galvestou News.
Origin of "Sub Rosa."
. EUREKA SPHINBS,
A R K A N S A S
mountain air, best hotel and boarding house
service at reasonable rates
Write for lips
C. W. TRAIN
(L P. A., Fort
Everyone kuowfs the wearing of
"sub rosa," whether acquainted
with Latin or not, but how many
arc familiar with the origin of the
pet phrase? says Victor Smith in
the New York Press. I learn from
an interior decorator, who is em
ployed by tome of the heavy swells
aloug the Highland of fifth avenue,
mat it is now the custom to paint!
or sculpture rosea on ' the ceiling
above dining tables in rooms where
little or big confidences are ex
changed. This is a return to tht
ancient usage. The rose is the
emblem of silence, Cupid gave the
flower to Harpocrates, the god of
silence, to bribe him not to betray
the amours of Venus. In the
Middle Ages a live rose was sus
pended from the chandelier when
friends talked over secret matters,
and sometimes was placed over the
door, as a sign that whatever was
said must be kept sacred. The
banquet room ceiling of Haddon
Hall, of which we have heard
a great deal, is decorated wit:.
Engaged people are happy ! e
cause they forget how to tMi:i;
straight until they are married
Once upon a time an Irishman
was traveling through the West
Virginia hills, and spied a ceme
tery, and going in he read the in
scription and epitaph on them, and
found one bearing the following:
"As you are now
So once was I.
As I am now
You soon mus.t be
Prepare for death
"Faith and begorro," says Pat,
"I'l larm him how to beg me to
follow him just because he is in
the lake that burns with far an'
broom corn. That's no sign he
should want me "to go."
Then Pat took his pencil and
wrote under the inscription.
"Where you are now
I wish you well,
If up in heaven,
Or down in hell.
But to follow you
I'll not consent
Unless I know
Which way you went."
Then he walked away as if his
burden had been taken off him and
he had accomplished his work
! T T- 1
I LOW HalE
is id uainoifiia
ONE-WAY COLONIST TICKETS
Jas. R. Kcerie Was a Good Loser.
"James R 'Kcene, the great Cal
lfornm millwiiaue, is coming East
in a palace bar!" said somebody to
jay uouici, one bummer morning
in 1S77. The master of financial
tricks replied; "Let him come;
111 semi him back in a box ' car,"
The threat seemed likely to be
carried out when Xeene- tried, a
few years later, to corner wheat.
Gould and Cam mack attacked him;
he was sold out bymen who ought
to have stood by him, and he saw
his "fortune literally melt away.
But he never lost his nerve, and
calmly said. I will walk this
street in victory when those who
have betrayed me to-day are dead
or paupers, a prediction which
has been fulfilled to a large extent.
A nice thing about hairing a bald
head is you don't have to wor
ry when your hair turns gray.
Old newspapers forsakr here.
WILL BE ON SALE DAILYVIA
Sept. 15 to Oct. 31, 1905,, Inc.
( For Schedule of PuIlmanTourist; Cars
and oilier information, see nearest
railroad agent, or write to
T. J. ANDERSON, Gen. Pass. Agt. JOS. HELEN, Asst. Geo. Pass. Agt
. HOUSTON, TEXAS
Jesus Bcnavldcs & Co., Props.
Only first-class hotel in the
city. Table furnished at all
times with best to be hrfd. :
SPECIAL RATES TO FAMILIES
STREET CAR PASSES THE DOOR
Two Blecls From Miln Pltza
Bring your job work to
We print anything.
and Lav (I Atcut...
Offers at a bargain lands in Hidalgo
and Starr counties. Titles inves
tigated and perfected and abstracts
and family trees furnished upon
short notice. Charges moderate.
Correspondence Solicited. 4-7tf
D. B, CHAPIN
... CARPENTER ...
W!H work by tke day, week month or bj
Orders amy be left at John W. Hoyt
E. H. GOODRICH SON
.... MANAGERS. . . .
Real Estate and Mortgage Loans.
Office, over Yturri Beak, Eliza
V. 1 CWXOL. Prnxtaor.
S First-ckks Lkjuors, Wines,
Cigars. Polite Attention.
I. W. Harper Rye
"On Every Tongue."
Scientifically distilled; naturally aged; absolutely purt.
Best, and safest for all uses.
Sold by T. CRIXELL & BR0.
Bicycles and bicycle sundries, monuments, iron fenc
ing, picture moulding, etc. PHONE 123
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