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VOL. XIV, NO. 125. BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1905. SINGLE COPIES, 5 CENTS. mm BIBB TO BE SHOT. Back to Nature.' REUBEN AT THE FAIR. n i McDonald's Department Store Great Lines of Goods Just Received in n Clothing, Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes, Hats and Caps, Stationery, Scho1 Supplies, White and Blue Enamel Ware, Shelf Hardware, Cutlery, Guns, Revolvers and Ammunition. A Complete Line of Heating Stoves and Stove . Pipes. AH Goods Delivered Free Anywhere in the City H 1 If 1 m on E PRICE - - - SPOT CASH ! tlA ild kj 1 I uuuik, -OF- E. H. CALDWELL Your open orders get the best prices going. Your request for quotations get the same promptly. Satisfaction, Best Quality, Right Prices. Our Ac curacy Promptness and System retain old and gain new friends slowly but surely. We solicit y6ur orders and in Long Distance Phone J. S. 8b M. H. CROSS, WHOLESALE DEALERS IN Dry Goods, Boots (3b Shots Winchester Arms (& AmmimitioB Wholesale and Lumber, Shingles, Doors, Sash, Blinds and Braiders' Hardware Exclusive Agents for the Rubber Paint Go's Rubber Paint rarlnrc in Oil WTittft ImcT Rncrcrv nnd VtTacmn Points. Hygienic Kalsomine and Fresco Colors BROWNSVILLE, TEX. It Makes a Big Difference te You Whether the goods jou buy axe of the right quality r not. If theyare not and you have to have them, then you have to pay first for poor goods and pay apsa for good goods, which you should have had in the first place. To pay twice for the same thing or the same purpose is unprofitable. WILLMAN CAR RIES A LINE oF DRUGS, MEDICINES, AND TOILET ARTICLES OF THE FIRST QUALITY. Come personally, phone or send us your mail orders PHONE WE PRINT Rill r Wv r Moil iv uuy uy mem CALDWELL Corpus ChristL Texas t'.'!m.'i Retail Dealers in MATAMOROSi MEX. 11 WILLMAN'S PHARMACY i ANYTHING. 1 T. J. Cahill, TIN AND SHEET IRON WORKER Galvanized Cisterns, Smokestacks, Installation and Repairing of Irrigation Plants Rafael Gutierrez ...CARPENTER... Will -work by the day, week month or by Contract. Orders may be left at John W. Hoyt C. P; Elklns. IX. B A. B. cole. LI.. B ELKINS & COLE ATTO RNEYS-AT-I.AW Will practice in all courts. State and Federal. Special attention riven to land and ab stract business. Will do collecting OHceOrrrBoticadel'Acuila. Combes Druz Store DR. C. H. THORN Dentist. Office opposite The Herald. TELEPHONE 51 Brownsville, Texas. R. B. CPEAGER, Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law Office, oyer Yturria Bank, K'lizr betb Street. JAMES B. WELLS c4.ttorney at Law. Successor to Powers & Maxan, Powers & Wells, Wells & Rentfro WeHs, ReHtfro & Hicks, Wells & Hicks, Wells, Stayton & Kleberg I buy and sell Reai Estate and investigate land titles. A complete abstract of all itles of record in Cameron County, "Texas. Practice in all state and federal courts, when especially employed. Land Litigation and corporation practice. Hotel Matamoros Jsa Bcnavldes & Co., Props. Only first-class hotel in the city. Table furnished at all times with best to be had. SPECIAL RATES TO FAMILIES , STREET CAR PASSES THE DOOR" Two Black Frea Xiii Pltu ULu m. Kuica Three Americans in Mexico Have Been Sentenced to Be Shot, For Pois oning Man to Get Insur ance Money. A dispatch from El Paso to the San Antonio Express, says: C.T.Richardson, William Ma son and Dr. C. S. Harle, the three Americans who decoyed two of their fellow countrymen, one a relative, into a net in Chihuahua; insured their lives and poisoned them to get tke insurance money from the New York Life, must pay the penalty with their own lives. The criminal court of Chi huahua sentenced the three men to be shot. The arrest took place in El Paso three years ago and after a long fight the men were finally extradited to Chihuahua for trial for murdering two victims for the collection of insurance money. By reason of the fact that Dr. Harle formerly practiced medicine in El Paso and that one' of the al leged murdered men, James Devers, was picked up in El Paso and enticed to Chihuahna i by in surance sharks, the case has had a particular interest for Texans. Then, too, the long fight against extradition was conducted here the first time, and then went to Pecos, where the Mexican Government's request was granted. The three prisoners were in jail in El Paso for over a year. At first only Richardson and Mason were ar rested and the arrest of Harle fol lowed, on his own testimony in El Paso as tor thepart he took in thecase augmented by that of other witness es. The diabolical murder by the insurance swindlers of William Mitchell, a half-brother of Mason and a brother-inlaw of Richardson, for the purpose of collecting insur ance, lent additional horror to the case. It was the plan of the sharks to insure a sick man and have another pass the examination, tucnarason Demg trie insurance agent, Mason, the man who west up for examination and Harle being the examining physician. Both of the victims were poisoned and, after collecting the insurance, Richardson ana Mason moved t Dallas, where their high living attracted the attention of the insur ance company and- they got the detectives after them. Before coming here they practic ed law iu Rochester, N. Y. In Kocuester Mason was fcnown as William Mitchell and Richardson went by the name of Leslie E Hurlburt- They lett there sud denhy because of alleged crooked ness in divorce cases which they handled. The case is one of the most noted in the historv of Amer ican manipulation in Mexico and is declared the boldest life insur ance swindle on record. It is stated on the authority of a London magazine that the czarina. leanng tne oaieiui influence ot, a historic rug sent by the Sultan of Turkey as a gift to the imperial parents on the occasion of the infant's birth, has sent the young heir to the throne to a hiding place known only, to herself and the czar. The rug- sent by the sultan is said to be one -knewn as "The Blood staiwed Rug -of -the Tenth Century," which tvas taken from the walls of a Moorish palace in the twelfth century, when it was pronounced bewitched. It next appeared in Rome in the four teenth centurv, but was banished from an Italian palace because of its uncanny influence and was moved from place to place during the next 100 years, leaving death and destruction in its wake. It was loit during the sixteenth century, reappearing in the palace of the sultan at the beginning of the eighteenth. Old aewspapres forsale here. I "You didn't put any egg in the coffee," said the man in the brown! duck trousers, looking discontent edly into his tin cup. "It's liquid mud. that's what it is, and noth ing else." The camper in disorder ed flannel replied, says a writer in the Chicago News, that if his com panion did not like it, he could try it himself the next meal. "This is coffee, at all evmts," he added, "if it isn't as clear as it might be. Your attempt last night would have made a good omelette for a man who likes coffee omelette. And you've burned the bacon too." I don't put saleratus in the biscuits instead of baking powder, any way?" retorted the other. Cut it out, my friend," said the man in flannels. We'll quar rel, first we know. Do we fish this morning?" We do if you'll clean 'em. I'm tired of cleaning fish for you to eat." 'Don't you eat 'em too?" 'I suppose I do," said the other, gloomily. Eatiugis force of habit, guess. What are you taking your shoes off at the breakfast-table for? Haven't you any manners?" Sand in my shoes." 'What's the use? You can't keep it out. You might as well try to keen the crickets out of the blankets. No news of the washing, I suppose." 'No chance of it for another week. I hailed Pete as he went by this morning. Tried to get him to give a paper, but he said it was more than his job was worth. It's going to be another roaster today Did vou sleep last night. .1 don't believe I did." 'Yes, I'm getting a little used to the cot now, and it isn't so bad since I cut that slit to let my hip bone through. 'Skeeters nearly ate me up, though." "We'll build another big smudge tonight." "Oh. I'd just as soon have the 'skeeters. Water s muddy again No use trying to fish. I got four leeches on my leg when I was tak ing my dip this morning. Forgot about putting salt on 'em until had draeeed one on by main strength." "Sore?" "Yes." "Jim," said the man in the duck trousers, after an eloquent pause "it has occurred to me that there ain't anv leeches in mv bath tub .at home. The water's clear, too and the rack is always supplied with clean towels. Hot water for shaving, too. And I've got draw ers full of cricketless, sandless un derwear. Jim, do you know, even a starched collar would feel pretty good to my neck, just now?" ,rMine, too," said Jim. "And how would you like to go down to breakfast and find a table set with damask and silver, a ripe Rocky Ford melon stuffed with ice broiled ham and buttered toast and nice little, cubes of potatoes fried a golden brown? And coffee, eh? Aromatic, translucent ana transcendent, with nice, thick, creamy cream" The man "in flannels got up abruptly and went into the tent, where he began stuffing clothes into a dress-suit case. "Billy," he called, "there's: nothing here Pete can't pack up and ship after us! I'm no hog. I know when I've got enough. Want to get into a canoe with me and paddle the first lap, toward civiliza tion?" "I'm with you," said the man in duck trousers. Exchange- Weather Report. New Orleans, Nov. 25. Tonight, partly cloudy. Sunday, generally fair; light southerly winls. . Cune. Latest in visiting cards just re v ceived at The Heraxd office. Visits San Antonio and .Exhibits Whok- Whofesale Astonishment at the Ex treme Bigness of Things. Reuben was walking slowly down Giggle Alley with his mouth open and his-eyes strained to see- every thing new and strange and every thing that there is to see seemed both new and strange to him fhat there is in that most popular por tion of the Fair Grounds. Finally he could not help but ask a question or two. Do ail these there folks come from Santonei" he asked a parser by. 'Hardly," was the reply; "some of them are here from Houston and Mexico." Never heerd of sich a place," responded Reupen. The stranger tried to tell kim where Mexico is, but Reuben didn' understand. You reckon it's as furst 'other way as 1 come tnis way! ne asked. I think so," responded .the. other. Must Be on the very eage or the airth, then?" Reuben , was way. Perhaps, ' ' responded the stran- ger. Wall," Reuben was' speaking very slowly, of it's true that the airth air as big t'other way as 'tis the way I come she's a whop per." The conTersetion turned to Hous ton, and Reuben asken how big a place it was. After being told it was nearly as big as San Antonio, he hesitated a moment and then said: 'I'd like ter see it. Ef she's as. big as Santone I can't tell fer .the life o' me what everybody does fer a livin'-" San Antonio Express. Some Postscripts. Sir Conan Doyle and other pub lic spirited men have started in .to ascertain whether tobacco can be grown profitably in Ireland. Emperor William wished Joac him, the famous violinist, to give the German crown prince lessons, but the music master declined the honor. Julien Tiersotf the noted French author, has arrived in this country on a lecturing tour. He is libra rian of xhe National conservatory in Paris and author of sereral works on music. A rich Frenchman died some time age and willed his great steam, yacht to- the government to be used by French ambassadors. It could not be used bv them, but at last i has been turned over to the gov ernor of French West Africa, who sails up and down the coast in it. The duty of Bedford, the ground landlord of Covent Garden market, London, derives over $75,000 -a year from that space atone. It came into the possessioa of Jie Bedford family three centuries igo, at a time when; its yearly value Hvas estimated at about $32. Dr. Thwing, president of Jhe western Keserve universit3'r is credited with a cieTer mot in con nection with the recent horse show in New York. In company whh another educator he visited the show one evening and his friend remarked that it seemed more of &. dress exhibition than one of equine excellence- "In other words,' said Dr. Thwing, "it is a clothesline instead of a horse rein." Housr ton Post. At The Fair. Albert A. Browne, Deputy Col lector of Customs at Brownsville, is in the city taking in the F.air and is much pleased with every thing. Giggle Alley is his chief haunt, but occasionally he takes a stroll among the . booths in the main building, where the free, lunch demonstrations are being; I made. Express. ( i J,