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ownsville Daily heral VOL. XIV, NO. 135 BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, THURSDAY, DECEjMBER 7, 1905. SINGLE COPLEb, 5 CEN'l d. It 2H I Arc You 1L $ 'ttR, H. GOODRICH SON ' -N. " S -V -V I ....MANAGERS.... Cameron County Abstract Company Real Estate and Mortgage Loans. Critical: Know exactly -what you want when buying clothes? Come here with your mind set on what you want and yoar desires will be satisfied. To dress well is a matter of judgmentas well as price. It requires judgment to select reliable values at prices in keeping with the qualities. Our clothing "is made right at the right price." It bears the 'S. M. & S." label. Prices range from $10 to ?20. You should- see our splendid assortments. Suit Cases and Valises, a splendid as sortment for thetraveler, also a very useful holiday present, from. ..51 to $10 Boys' suits from $1 to'$6. Overcoats for the boys, ages 8 to 15, i up Stetson, Roelofs, and Young Bros. Hats, prices $3, , 55, $6 and J7 It matters not what shape you prefer, we have it, in soft or stiff hats Also Young Bros.' Silk Hats... , $7.50 Gold and Silver Brand Shirts $1 up cA SPERO COMBE BUILDING, NEXT TO P. O. & d& Wz Home of Good Clothes for Man and Boy It's no Trouble to Buy by Mail OF E. H. CALDWELL Your open orders get- the best g prices going'. ""'Your request for quotations "get the same promptly. Satisfaction, ues Quality, Right Prices. Our Ac curacy Promptness and System retain old and gain new. friends slowly but surely. We solicit your orders and in . H. CALDWELL Long Distance Phone Corpus Christi, Texas Fordyce & Rio Grande City Transfer Co Stage leaves Frrdyce on arrival of train, except Sunday, and ar rives at Rio Grande City same night taking just four hours. Leaves Rio Grande City daity at 2 p. tn.. except Sunday, and arrives et Fordyce same day at 6 p. m. Makes the rip n four hours and connects at Fordyce with trains for Brownsville, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Texas; Monterey and other cities in Mexico. . FRE ONE WAY $2.50; ROUND TRIP $4.00 Passengers will "find along the route first-class backs and teams, thus t-aveling with ease and convenience. Drivers are the best to beJound. ExtJa hacks will be furnished either way, if desired, at reasonable rates.' GUERRA &' SHELY, Proprietors i It Makes a Big Difference to You Whether the goods yo-a. buy are of the right quality or not. If they are not and you have to have then, then you have to pay first for poor goods and pay again for good goods, which you should have had" in the first place. To pay twice' for the sanre thing or the same purpose is unprrofitable. 'WllXMAN CAR RIES A LINE oF DRUGS. MEDICINES, AND TOILET ARTICLES OF THE FIRST QUA LI XT Come personally, phoCe cr send -us your mail order r ..... . P2LE 40. WILLMAN'S PHARMACY DR. C. H. THORN y DenList.. ' ?Ofic'e ooposite The Herald. TELEPHONE 51 " . Brownsville. y Texas. C. F. Elk!as. LL. B i. B. cole. LI.. B ELKINS & COLE ATTORNEYS-AT-IW Will practice in al! courts. State and Federal. Special attention given to land and ab stract business. Will do collecting Office Over Eotica del Acui'a. Combes Drue Store F. W. Seabury ATTORNEV-AT-LAW Rio Grande City, Texas Will practice in the District Courts Of Starr, Hidalgo, Zapata and Webb Counties. Rafael (iutierrez ... CARPENTER ... Will work by the day, week month or by Contract. Orders may be left at John W. Hoyt Burt E. Hinkley Notary Public Brownsville Undertaking Comp'ny Phone 123 DRESS-MAKING First-Class Work at Reasonable Prices. Give Me a Call. Back of the L. J. Hynes cottage- Mrs. E. H. Olivares. WHITE ELEPHANT SALOON " V. L. CK1XELL. Proprietor. First-class Liquors, Wines, Cigars. Polite Attention. Market Square Brownsville. Texas Wholesale Groceries Cheap for Cash Celaya Building. D. B. CHAP1N ATTORNEY-AT-LAW HIDALGO, TEXAS Brownsville UNDERTAKING Company Bicycles and Bicycle Sundries, Monuments, Iron Fencing. Picture Moulding, etc. PHONE 123 JAMES B. WELLS cittorney at Law Successor to Powers & Maxan, Powers & Wells, Wells & Reutfro WeDs, Rentfro & Hicks, Wells & Hicks, Wells. Stayton & Kleberg I buy and sell Rttu 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 practice. Constantino Hotel J V, A. flTCfl, frojwteiw ' Trarelinc men's trade solicited. Free sample rooms are provided ! Nethiaftoo food for onr guests -if t be foaad in 4. be 4ricl.J( Qarpu Q!ttL Tus 70TH ANNIVERSARY. How Ben Milam Lost His Life in Old Veramendi House on Soiedad Street in Campaign Against Mexican Dictator. Sunrise this morning ushered in the anniversary of the capture of San Antonio by Ben Milam and his plainsmen. On the night of Dec. 5, 1835, the Texas soldiers were encamped on the river, near Molino Blanco, and the generals held a council at which it was decidsd to be bad policy tp attempt the capture of the city. Late m the evening Ben Milam, after a great deal of per suasion, got permission to see what the men thought about attempting the storm of the city. He walked into the center of the camp and, with the men about him, called, "Who will go with old Ben Milam into San Antonio?" Frayed old brorfd-brimmed hats went into the air and a shout of joy was the answer he received. The men had always been very ready to fight and very tired of remaining in cunp. Tjhey accepted it as a matter of fact that one Texan was equal to about ten Mexican soldiers and, consequently, never feared about the force before them. Late at night the army-was divid ed into two divisions, .which ap proached the city from, ppposite sides. As the sun came over the horizon on a very foggy morningjone divis ion of the army attacked the Alamo, which was occupied by Mexican soldiers. When the other division heard the cannon roll they knew the ruse was a success, and Mexican soldiers from all parts of the city were on their way to the threatened point. Leading the attack, Ben Milam came down Soiedad Street until discovered, when he and"his men took refuge in the adobe houses and fought their way from house to house until they reached Main Plaza. While standing in the door of the Veramendi House, on Soiedad Street, Milam was advised to "tep inside as the sharp-shooters were doing great execution from the housetops. He had been directing the men behind a breastwork which had been built across tlie street. He thought the advice was good and stepped inside. He walked into the courtyard but was shot by a Mexican sharp-shooter. The men in the other part of the city effected an entrance and came to the assistance of those who were fighting from-room to room of the houses on Soiedad Street. The death of Milam was kept secret and many of the soldiers did not learn of it until they missed his encour aging words wnen tney nau cap tured all the houses around the plazas and were crushing the last feeble resistance. When the cannon were mounted on the housetops and turned on the places of refuge of the Mexican soldiers, General Cos surrendered, and San Antonio had been captur ed by a force much smaller than the oce defending it. It was held until the battle of the Alamo. Milam's body was buried in he center of what is now Milam Square, though it was in i the sub urbs then. The Daughters of the Republic have placed a stone over the ground u here it is thought he was buried and have placed a tablet in the Veramendi House to com memorate the deeds euacted there. S. A. Express. The modern steam turbine was in some respects anticipated by an invention of-an Italian architect shifts were worked daily. ELOQUENT EULOGY. Delivered by W. H- Blanton, of Flores ville, Before lhe old Confederates in San Antonio During Fair. The orator of the day 'was W. H. Blanton. His subject was "The Prowess of the Confederate Sol dier." In part hesaid: "When I received your kind and courteous invitation to be with you and address you on this occasion, I telt grateful tor tne honor it conferred and deeply im pressed with my inability to properly speak of the 'Prowess of the Confederate Soldier;' for no tongue, however eloquent; no pen, however gifted; no poet however sweet hissong, has ever yet correct ly told the story of the glory of the Southland's noble sons. "A love for country, for home and the Creator.are the three bright J stars in virtue's deathless crown, j f and in each of these the Confederate soldier" was and is the equal of the world's truest and best. For the anctity of his home he freely offer ed his life in the ihock and carnage of war, and through the years of gloom and sadness following that war he wrought and labored with an unconquerable spirit to lift it from wreck and ruiu and render it once more earth's only type of heaven. . ' 'He loved his country with a devotion unsurpassed in all the annals- of time, aud rendered its soil fdtever sacred with his blood. Beneath its starry banner he endur ed the dreary march, felt within his heart the chill of every pain, faced every danger, bore every burden and folded it away forever with a heart breaking with an unutterable grief. He has shown his reverence for his God and has dotted his land with houses, erected for this praise and worship. He has sought to bring his children up to the lofty ideals of splendid citizenship, to impress upon them the lessons of good government, the inestimable boon of freedom and to lead them in ways of truth and honor; and that is the only way in which to serve and reverence the Creator- "Old soldiers, as one of the 'new South,'-it gives me pleasure to meet and greet) in the name of every sacred memory of our land, yon, the glorious remnants of the old South. QUICKSILVER OUTPUT. Terlingua Has Produced Over 600O Flasks This Year. According to advices received from the Terlingua quicksilver district in Brewster County, the output of quicksilver of that dis trict this year will exceed six thousand flasks as compared with an output of 5336 flasks last year. The development of the district is being retarded on account of its remoteness from railroad trans portation facilities.. More progress has been made in the past few months in opening; new properties than during the whole of the preceding year. The new mining law is causing the abandonment of all prospecting; upon State lands and the delelop nient of the industry is confined to land owned by railroads and private parties. The "Due! of Scx.'r Clothing is just like It fits or it don't; it wears Letter to M. Alonso Brownsville. Texas. Dear Sir paint or it don't; turns weather and wa ter or not; and goes out of fashion, What do we wear clothes for? Did you ever think of it? Differ ent persons have different reasons, no doubt, but one paints Devoe for beauty, to be in the fashion, and keep-out water. Fashion says paint: weall paint There is beauty in paint; a good deal for that. And buildings are costly and fashionable; put-on a water-proof two or three costs of paint, and your buildings last as long as you keep them dry. It costs nothing to paint; it coats your buildings not to Devoe, is the paint that lasts; disappointing paints are the paints that cost. Yours truly F W Devoe & Co 28 P. S Frontier Lumber .Co., sell our paint. It took fourteen months to drill hole 5500 feet deep at Doornloof . South Africa, and three eight henr At -the named Branca, who Jived in the f depth of 5000 feet, or neariy Seventeeth century. Iff far more distant times the engine devised by Hero was a: least-ar hint of the lurbins which , bow making head-vray-axainst the fctailiar rsciptocil- mile, it required from three and one-half to four hours to raise the rods from the deep hole, and al most as Ions to lover them after the diamond drill point ms put in order. Hoastoa lost. The following is quoted from -The Autobiography of an Old Maid , ' ' Everybody 's Magazin e for December: "I was broght up to regard witb repuguance all efforts to attract or to please mankind. My native indifference was fostered. Girls who ran after the boys' weredeclaif ed, when mother and uiy auui& met in sewing-roo conclave, to be the most disgusting objects. Young women who permitted 'familiarities' such dire licenses, I suppose, as a romping dance, a careless use of first names, a free circulation of photographs how they were condemned, held up to scorn in our sitting-room! Not for my mother's daughters, ,not for my aunts' nieces, were such ways! "Mother would have thought it vulgar and indelicate to the last degree to train us to look toward matrimony as a goal. She wonld have died of shame at the thought of teaching us the artifices ot attraction, She disdained to sug gest to us in auy way that it was. desirable to please. I think she heartily despised those mothers. who invited young men to their houses, or made things attractive? for young men in their houses. Im her heart I suppose the dear !ady was convinced that the intrinsic worth of her daughters, their compelling, their natural charms,, would be a resistless magnet, and that, in due course of time, there would come 'three Dukes a-riding" to bear us off in a whirl of gloryj Poor mother! "What Nature began, and mother continued, novels, I think, completed for me. In all my early favorites the heroine was as unap proachable as a star; her love was a reward graciously bestowed uwb the doer of great deeds not an equal force flowing out to meet the love of a mere man. Or she was capricious, wilful, charmingly difficult. Her withdrawals lured on her wooers; her petelances, her piques and poutings, were so many enhancements, her very refusals inflamed. But in our town and our circle, the men, when one refused them, went off and married the girl around the corner; when one adopted the distant attitude of the tournatnentiqtieen, they stayed away. And when one flouted and jeered them, one was held to have bad manners aud a sharp .ongue."- Reflections of a Bachelor. It is very exciting to kiss ajnri before she lets you. If a man wants to marry a girl it is a sign she thinks s lot of others. do. A jolly father of a family about as jolly as some of the jokeS be tells. Most anybody seems to able to catch a crook, but the best law yers and the sternest judges don seem to he able to hold him. New Yrk Prea.