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The Brownsville Herald 9f IC1AL COUNTY AND CITY JOUHNAL Jesse O. Wheeler, Proprietor. Seesslidated in 1893 with the Daily Cos which was nublished in Brownsville, for sixteen years. Kb tered at the Postoffice. Brownsville. as second-ctass matter. Texas Terms of Subscription: Daecy: Published every evening ex ept Sunday, daily by mail postpaid to ay point in the United States, Mexico or Canada, or delivered by carrier to any part of Brownsville, Texas, or Matamoros One c;sy one year $6.00 One copy six months 3.00 WEEKtv: Published Saturday, by aail postpaid to any point m ujc uuhcu "States, or Mexico One copy one year $1.50 One opy six months 75 rtnr- nmv three months 50 Subscriptions invariably due and pay able in advance. Advertising rates on application. Slakes all checks payable to JESSE O. WHEELER. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 190S. Pay that poll tax, or you will liave no more voice in the govern ment under which you live for the next vear than any Chinaman or Jap. Browxsviiae will have to take Iiold of the sidewalk question in earnest, if she is ever to attain the croDortions of a city. And the sooner the matter is attended to, the better. No man who is a citizen of the United States deserves the leas consideration, if he refuses to pay his uoll tax. and thereby forfeits his right to vote. Aside from all other phases of the matter, the verv fact that, if an election for raising bonds for public improve ments should be called during the vear the citizen will want to have sl voice in tne matter, snouia prompt all to pay the tax and re tain the right to vote. LIST OF LETTER5. The uncalled for letters remain ing in the postoffice of Brownsville, for the week ending Saturday, January 11, 1908, are as follows: ladies' list. 'Cantu Srita. Genoveva, Chap man Miss Hattie, Cardenas Sra. Maria G., Cabosque Maria C. de, Coffin Miss Rebekah, Eregullin Sra. Doroteo, Ferguson Mrs. Audy, Garcia Srita. Cesaria, Golder Mrs. Geo., Garcia Sra. Gregoria, Gar cia Miss Maria y Ernestina, Gon zalez Srita. Maria, Garcia Miss Olivia, Garza Srita. Rosalia, Gra cia Sra. Rafaela A. de, Holdeman Miss Louise, Knox Miss Helen, I,ampert Miss Minnie, Lopez Srita. Rosa, Lowe Mrs. W. A., Mendoza Srita. Guadalupe, Nuckles Mrs. Ada, Piedra Srita. Selestina, Sims Mrs. Carrie Shaw Mrs. Lucy, Self Miss Lucile, Stephens Miss Laura G., Trevifio Sra. Huene L-, Tamayo Srita. lues, Tauregui Srita. Reyes, Trevifio Srita Sara. Gentlemen. Antill J. W., Asmussen Jesse S., Alvares Manuel, Brown A., Be dolla Gustavo, Bergman Heury, Betts Harry Barrientes Manuel (3), Bland W. E-, Cortinas Antonio, Delleha Charles, Esquire Andres. Hrnandes Migel, Guillen Aurelio, Garcia Adolfo, Garcia Brigido, Gray Claude R., Gonzales Fede rico. Garza Gasper, Gray Joe. D., Ganick Mox., Gonzales Marcelo, Garcia Nicolas, Hamilton Allen, Mays Allen, Mikkelson Deodore, Hall J. M., Honeycutt Luther, Jacobson Torn J., Kassell J. M. T. ; King Monty, Lopez Federico Mar- j tines Mecindo, Martines Zotero, Ortiz Eusebio, Perez Emilio, Pine Ia Geronimo, Peres Sebastian, Richardson A. H., Richardson J. Iie, Stevenson John, Schickling John (2), Traeder Albert, Taylor H. Z., Tumlinson Jack, Trevifio Ijuis, Wilson Charles, Womack M. G. Wilson Robert, Wells R. C., Vasquez Margarito, Zachery J. H., v-'i Con. de Espana. "i -ons calling for the above letters please say advertised. J. B. Sharps, Posmaster. TAKEN BACK TO CORPUS CHRISTI Alleged Murderer of Judge Welch Re manded without Bail Teitimony In Habeas Corpus Hearing. Alberto Cabrera, charged with the assassination of District Judge Welch at Rio Grande City in No vember, 1906, who was remanded to custody whithout bail by Judge Hopkins at the conclusion of the habeas corpus hearing at Rio Gran de City Saturday, was taken back to Corous Christi Sunday, and placed in jail there. The hearing in this case con sumed several days, a considerable number of witnesses being examin ed. The Caller gives the following report of some of the testimony given at the hearing: une witness lor tne state gave direct testimony, stating on the stand that he saw Cabrera and another man creep up to a window of the room occupied by Judge Welch and fire a shot and then run away. Other testimony was adduced by the state tending to show that the shot which caused the death of Judge Welch was fired through the window. -When the body of the dead judge was found in the morn ing he was lying on the left side and the shot had entered the back The conclusion reached by those who examined the body, noting its position, was that the shot was fired through the window. 1 lie omcers wno made tms ex amination gave testimony during the hearing and testified that such was their conclusion. Another circumstance indicating that the shot was fired through the window was the finding of a dent in one of the slats of the blind. The blinds were closed at the time of the shooting, but there was a broken slat. The dent was found in the lower side of the slat above the broken one, and the theory is that this dent was made by the gun when it kicked." The defense placed witnesses on the stand to prove an alibi, these witnesses testifying that Cabrera was at the headquarters of the Re publican club on the night of the hooting, specifying the time that they had seen him there. After the hearing of testimony, the court, as above stated, remand ed Cabrera without bail. Cabrera has been in the Nueces county jail since last Novemoer. Notice. All persons are hereby notified that I am now ready to receive as sessments or renditions of property for the current year. Same must be presented to me at my office m the court house within the time prescribed by law. EzEQUIEL CAVAZOS, Tax Assessor, Cameron Co., Texas. Brownsville, Texas, January 13, 1908. FOR THE LITTLE ONES. Is here NOTICE given that the regular Annual Meeting of the stockhold ers of the Raymondville State Bank will be .held at its banking office in Raymondville, Texas, on Tuesday, January 14, 1908, between tne hours of 9 A. M. and 4 P. M. The object of this meeting is to elect ten directors of said bank for the ensuing year to succeed the present board. E. B. Raymond, Pres. C. H. Pease, Cash. 12-31-tf. Tommy's Error. Mrs. De Smythe Tommy, do you want some nice plum jam? Temmy Yes, mother. Mrs. De Smythe I was going to give you some to put on your bread but I've lost the key to the pantry. Tommy You don't need the key, mother. I can reach down through the window and open the door ,lrom the inside- M. De Smythe That's what I wanted to know. Now just wait How to Arrange a Bopwp Party For Small Children. - All the children 'who are invited to a Bopecp party should be asked to come dressed as shepherds and shepherdesses, not jm expensive garb by any means. The hostess of the afternoon, probably the mother or aunt of the heroine of the day, should be dressed as Mother Goose, and should receive tho chil dren. Among the prize games played during the party should be one that brings forward a large sheep drawn on muslin. The sheep must be minus a tail, and the picture must be piimed upon the wall. Then let each child be blindfolded and let him try to pin on the tail in the correct place. The one who can pin on the tail nearest to the correct place receives a prize. The tea table should be prettily decorated with a mound of moss, in the center of which just as many woolly lambs as there are children should stand. As place sards for the girls have tiny dolls dressed as Bopeep, with small cards attached, on which the name of the little guest is written. The boys may re ceive halls, jumping jacks and sim ilar toys. How He Painted the Name. They tell a good joke on a Maine captain of a little coasting vessel, says Chicago News. Tho vessel was lying in port, and. the captain de cided to show the old "salts" about there how the name should be paint ed on a boat. Ho was fully able to pay a painter to do the job, but he was sting', and, moreover, he wanted to let people see how readily he could "turn his hand to any thing." So he dropped a float over board, but, finding that he could not reach high enough on the bows to do the painting from that stand point, he went on deck and leaned over the side to do the work. The name that he desired to put on was Maggie, and having finished the lettering he went on shore to take a look at liis work. To his amaze ment he saw it thus: '3I0DV1C Of course you understand how he made the blunder. tImetoact. Dont Wait for the Fatal Stages of Kidney Ulnes. Profit By Brownsville Peo pic's Experiences. Occasional attacks of backache, irregular urination, headaches and dizzy spells are common early symptoms of kidney disorders It's an error to neglect these ills The attacks may pass off for a time but return with greater intensity. If there are symptoms of dropsy puny swelling below the eyes, bleating of limbs and ankles, or any part of the body, don't delay a minute. Begin taking Doan's Kidney Pills, and keep up the treatment until the kidneys are well, when your old time health and vigor will return. Cures in Brownsville prove the effectiveness of this great kidney remedy. W. A. Rutledge, the Elizabeth street jeweler, living on Levee St., Brownsville, Texas, says: My wife thinks and speaks very well of Doan's Kidney Pills, the only remedy that ever helped her dur ing two years of suffering from a bad back. The pain in her back in the region of the kidneys Jwas very severe at times and the least cold or excitment seemed to make it worse. When I heard of Doan's Kidnev Pills 'at J. L. Putegnat & Bro.'s drug store, I immediately got a box. That one box was all that was necessary to remove the trouble and since then we have al ways kept this remedy in the house.'' For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cents. Foster-Milburn Co. Buffalo, New York, sole agents for the United States. Remember the name Doan's and take no other. Deafness Cannot be Cured A Memory Test Game. Take six coins a silver dollar, a fifty cent piece, a twenty-five cent piece, a dime, a nickel and a cent. Have the room darkened or blind fold the players; let the coins be passed quickly from one to another, not in regular order, but, say, the nickel, the dollar, the ten cent piece, the quarter, the cent, tho half dol lar. Each. player holds each coin two seconds before passing. When all have had the coins, the light is turned up, paper and pencil are sup plied and the players rate down the order in which tho coins were passed. The one getting the correct order, or nearest to it, receives the prize. Of course, the order is decid ed upon by the hostess beforehand. A Freak of Lightning. A strange freak of lightning is reported from a town in New York. It found its way into the butlers pantry of a certain residence, on a shelf of which were some brilliantly decorated royal Dresden plates. The lightning made a slight dis coloration about the edges of sev eral of the plates, but on the wall : it made several photographs of j them, with the decorations repro-1 duced, colors and all. Here, in an ! instant, the electric fluid did what j men have been trying in vain to do ' for many years it took a photo graph in colors. Shocking Catastrophe. 'by local applications, as they cannot reach the diseased portion of the ear. There is only one way to cure deafness and that is by constitutional remedies. Dearness is caused by an inflamed con dition of the mucous lining of the Eus tachian Tube. When this tube is inflam ed you have a rumbling sound or imper fect hearing, and when it is entirely clos ed, Deafness is the resnlt, and unless the n.lammation can be taken out and this tube restored to its normal condition, hearing will be destroyed forever; nine cases out of ten are caused by Catarrh, which is nothing but an inflamed condi tion of the mucous surfaces. We will give One Hundred Dollars for any case of Deafness (caused by catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Onre. Send for circulars free. F. J.CHENEY: &. Co.. Toledo, O. Sold by Druggists 75c. Where to Get Perfumery. Botica del Leon, Matamoros, has the best perfumes on the border A supply of the following well known standard brands of perfumes have justbeen received: "Gravier,' "Houbigaut," "Roger & Gallet," ''Pinaud," "L. F. Piver," and "Legrand." Attention! HomeseecRcrs!! In addition to being agent for the sale of the land belonging to the San Benito Land and water com pany. I have most of the Hicks lands for sale- I can offer home seekers some exceptionally fine bargains in lands near the town of San Benito. W. O. Colemau. PROMPTNESS cAND LIBERALITY &Jj& THE MERCHANTS' NATIONAL BANK OF BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS Capital Stocky $100,000.00 U. S. GOVERNMENT DEPOSITORY OFFICERS DlR.Etri.JRS I E. H. GOODRICH, President .fotmMcAllea, Joio Cclaya, L T. Prjoi JOHN McALLEN, Vice President , Mfcuel Fernandez, Jr. J. G. FERNANDEZ, Cashier E. H. Goodrich, O.C. Sander. I. Q, Fernanda E. A. McGARY, Assistant-Cashier. 1 23- i JAe Cornell St rtzea xjaiooi and BILLIARD PARLOR finest lines, J?iyuor$, (Siyars SOLE cAGENT SAN cANTONIQ XXX BEERj 4 4 4 4 M. H. CROSS, WHOLESALE DEALERS IN Dry Goods9 Boots ? Shoes Winchester Arms (b Ammunition Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Lumber, Shingles, Doors, Sash, Blinds and Braiders Hardware BROWNSVILLE, TEX. MATAMOROS, MEX. I I Ihe Texas Company PRODUCER, REFINER AND DISTRIBUTOR OF Texas Petroleum and its Products CRUDE OIL PRIME WHITE OIL SOLAR OIL REDUCED FUEL OIL WATER WHITE OIL "TEXACO" HARD ASPHALTS Lubricating Oils of High Viscosity and Low Cold Test. IeauStccas Louis Kowalski, Agt., Brownsville, Texas I i Real Estate for Sale IN Large and Small Tracts on River, Canal and m tne Artesian Belt. Small Farms Near Town and City Property APPLY TO Cameron County Abstract Co. Miss Puss a letter did indlta To Miss Tabby Cat; But spilled the Ink, oli, dreadful plight! Her heart went plt-a-pat. Philadelphia Record. Strayed or Stolen. A large white and red Jersey cow, branded a large X on left hip, and 2 C on left side, iatter very dim. A liberal reward for her re turned to my residence on Wash ington street in rear of P. O., or for information leading to her re covery. W. C. C. Foster. tf. Who Can Beat It? j Mr. Ed Box of Isabel, Texas, passed through from Rockport. ' His No. 2 Dempster well machine recently made a 24 inch well at Sebastian. Who can beat it? Cor pus Christi Caller. And the well is a dandy, too, almost equal to a Kenedy gusher. THE FAIR Branch House of "El Qlobo" Hosiery, Underwear, Umbrellas, Handkerchiefs, Laces, Embroideries, Ribbons, Lace Curtains. A. Garza & Bro., Proprietors We are prepared to do all kinds of Well and Windmill Work. We also Manufacture Sand Strainers.. .. ISABEL. TEXAS F. W. S ATTQPNEY-AT-LAW Rio Grande City. Texas Wl'l piacdcein the District Courts of Slarr, Hidalg-. Zapatp and Webb Counties. y JAMES B. WELLS cAttorney at Law Successor to Powers & Masan, H l 117 71 777 11 o T wtub, ieniiro oc- mens, weis incus, wells, stayton & Kieberg- I buy and sell Reai Estate and investigate land titles. A complete abstract c all dtles of record in Cameron County, Texas. Practice in all state and federal courts, when especially employed. Land Litigation and corporation practice. Removal Notice! We have recently moved to 12th Street, opposite Precio Fijo. c r r ainuer aew A ItI O I 1 me metroDO! Only Up-to-Dat ci i. r In theCitv n -v kp.pu ar viea Furnished Rooms'Sflc HALLAM COLONIZATIO -gr father comes home. Ex. CIe cotton rags wanted at The HHR4office. For the best commercial printing IRRIGATED S LANDS. M all kinds go to The Herald.