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Jesse O. Wheeler, Proprietor.
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JESSE O. WHEELER.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1903.
And now one William Randolph
Hearst has formed a new political
"party in Chicago. Hearst, Hearst?
Where have we heard that name
An exchange says,
"Orwing passed here
sight." It fails to' say
sybody else had openers
The citizens of Brownsville, it
sseems, wiil have to have a big fire
ate an object lessoa before they will
le brought to seethe vital neces
?Stty 61 a fire department here or a
Representative Burlesop Has In
troduced a Bill in Congress and
the Measure Has Been Fav
orably Reported Many Men
Will be Affected.
CUPID'S WORK AT SAN BENITO
Pretty Wedding Unites Popular Young
Couple Peuonal Notes from
Quite a number of person living
in the city of Brownsville and in
the surrounding country will be
benefited, if a bill introduced in
Congress by Representative Bur
leson pensioning the defenders of,
the Texas frontier from 1855 to
1860 is passed. This bill has been
favorably reported by the com
mittee on pensions. The pensioners
To The Herald.
San Benito, Feb. 25. A very
pretty and impressive wedding was
that Sundav evening of Miss
Theresa Bernstein and Eugene
Massa. two of San Benito's most
popular young people. The cere
monv took olace in the new home
the bridegroom had prepared.
Promptly at 7 o'clock the bridal
party preceded by the groom and
his best man, Bernard Morris, and
the bride with her matron of honor,
to h. will hp the men and widows
of men who protected the frontier Mrs- F- C- Van Ness' entfr,ed th;
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from marauding Mexicans and
The enactment of this measure
would be the culmination of more
than three years of work by Mr.
Burleson. It began witn the it:
troduction of a bill to
Texas for the money spent in per-
reception hill, where, witn wei
chosen words, the Rev. Mr. W. H.
Pettv nronounced them husband
The bride's gown was of dainty
white Doneee with real lace. The
rpimhurce matron of honor, Mrs. Van Ness,
was attired in point de esprit ana
taffeta. After the ceremony an in
fnrmintr this .service, which was
properly the duty of the Federal formal reception was held, dainty
Government. That bill was passed refreshments being served.
? e r?.v...-1 Those present were:" Mr. and
Ninth Confess, in the face of de- Mrs- Joe Roy. Mr. and Mrs. Pur-
termined opposition, and the lur' a,lu oaui
monev has been paid to the State
-Sikce the strict Sunday law went
Sate force in El Paso, more of the
dtizens of that brave city than
ver are flocking to Juarez to see
-tke bull fights So Minnie Mad
2ern Fiske didn't stop them after
nH. Mrs. Fiske has a good press
Cto Josh Wise arises to say
tfaat he bets the fairy-tale writers
Ik San Antonio, the newspaper
-correspondents, made a pretty
fpenny out of that Alamo story,
Sure, they did! The out-of-
tOKn tisDcrs never will find out
that the stuff wasn't true.
An Illinois man advertised for a
-wife. He married a Texas widow
-whose name was given him by a
jsaatximonial agency. Now he has
-aaed the agency and recovered
damages because the widow was
tC what the promoter promised.
INow, the question arises, could
this have been a Houston widow,
such as is described by the Post of
tfcat bayou-scented village?
From the Advance, Feb. 23.
-The trees planted in the Court
'""House yard by order of the Com
missiontrs, have already added
much to the appearance of the
3Dr.-J. A. .-Ryan and daughter
formerly of Oklahoma City, but
sswof and for Hidalgo county,
srrived-last week. T)r. Ryan is
ax able and-progressive citizen and
Sidalgo county -is to be congra
tmlated in having him and his
.-estimable family locate here.
Mrs. G. Howard Miller, who
rfcas"beea away for several weeks
a a. visit to her mother and rela
tives in Brownsville, returned home
J3ast 'Thursday and Howard who
iasbeen ''batching" during the
"interval seemed much relieved.
Jr. E. Cj Hendrix and mother,
Jf rs. A. B. Hendrix, and cousin,
miss .Ethel Estey, left Friday for
iI'Paso, -which will be their future
home. At El Paso, Mr. Hendrix
Will bejoined by his wife and their
two daughters, who are now in
Mr. Comings, the new Immi
.xration officer for this port, arrived
iera last Tuesday and assumed his
- sixties as successor to Mr. E. C.
Subscribe to The HerAld
of Texas. The recognition of that
claim on the part of the Federal
Government gave pensionable
status to the men who were enlist
ed in the defensive service, and the
bill reported today is intended to
enable them to have their names
nut on the rolls. Mr. Burleson is
said to be confident that he will
get it through the House.
The bill simply makes applicable
to these survivors and their widows
the terms of the act of 1892, giving
a pension to survivors of Indian
wars. It provides that where there
is no record of enlistment or muster
into the service the muster rolls
and vouchers filed with the War
Department by the State of Texas
in proof of its claim for reimburse
ment shall be accepted as satisfac
tory proof of such enlistment and
. . r
service. AH contracts neretoiore
made between prospective bene
ficiaries and attorneys are annulled.
Adjt. Gen. Ainsworth, in a
recent communication to the chair
man of the Committee on Pensions,
stated that the rolls and other
records on file in the War Depart
ment show that 1,301 men were
enlisted in this service, and he es
timates that 390 of these men and
400 widows survive and would be
entitled to pensions. That the
service they performed was in "re
cognized warfare" seems to be es
tablished by the fact that the
Secretary of War in 1860 held that
there was a necessity "for calliagj
out the Texas volunteers,'.' and
"that they were called out by com
Chairman Loudenslager, in his
report on the bill, says:
"The service of these veterans
having been acknowledged by the
Government in reimbursement of
the State of Texas for their pay,
and the uniform course of legisla
tion having been to grant strvice
pensions after the lapse of forty
years from the date of disturbance
on account of which pensions have
been granted, and in appreciation
of the inestimable valise of
service and tne perns,, privations
and sufferings with which they
were beset, all contained in history,
your committee respectfully re
commends the passage of the bill."
Nearly all of those to be affected
by this bill live in Texas.
Mrs. Peters, Mr. and Mrs. Mac
Tee, Mr. and Mrs. Warren, Mr
and Mrs. Foster, the Misses Ethel
and Lola Van Ness, Mrs. Wealty,
B. Philpot, Miss M. M. Philpot,
Mr. and Mrs. Freeman, F. Cald
well. Ed Craimer, the Misses Kate
and Emma Purvis, and others.
Mr. and Mrs. H3II have return
ed from a few days outing in
Brownsville and Point Isabel.
Mr. Morris has just completed a
handsome new building on the cor
ner of Rowson and Travis avenues.
Mr. and Mrs. Wealty have mov
ed to the Morris Flat.
The Rev. Mr. Petty was in San
Mrs. David of Brownsville is the
guest of Mrs. Sam Robertson.
Eugene Massa has opened a
fashionable cafe on Rowson avenue.
Jesse Wood came in from Lyford
to attend the Massa-Bernstein wed
B. A. Burgett has opened a bar
ber shop on Travis avenue-
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Whittlesey
of South Bend, Ind., have taken
charge of the San Benito Hotel.
Sam Robertson is sinking a deep
well in his yard.
HAVE FILED AN ANSWER.
Branch House of "El Globo"
Hosiery, Underwear, Umbrellas,
A. Garza &
wneeis oougnt, sold, ana re
paired. Brownsville Undertaking
Co. Telephone 123
CI n.:jj Hotel and
LJ raraiSVp Restauram
JOHN DARR0UZET Prop.
American, French and Mexican dishes.
Lodging furnished Cheap. Street cars
pass door. Next door to opera house.
TUNED AND REPAIRED
Piano Action Work a Specialty.
Keeps on hand piano
Strings and felts.
Residence on Levee St.
Jedge Gives Prosecution Another Day to
Make Its Reply.
Attorneys for Jesse S. Thornham
this morning filed with the district
court a long answer to the petition
of the state asking for a chauge of
venne in the Thornham case. The
defendant's answer was a general
demurrer and covered a number of
legal points answering the state
ments by the state, that the noto
riety of the case would prevent a
jury's being selected; that the wide
relationship of the defendant and
other features would prevent a fair
Judge Hopkins granted the state
24 hours in which to answer the
their 'reply of the defendant's attorneys.
The jury for the week was dis
charged this morning, but the
special venire ordered to report for
the Thornham case is, of course,
is hereby served that I
As I am now located in San Be-
1 nito, I am able to bia on contracts
J.1UWWI. u "-"-r f- ,KIir,,T lnrl thoro nr in cur.
will enforce the law against yrounding country in tracts from
person found cutting or otherwise 1Q tQ 1QQQ wm give bond
interfering with the fences around ! on Any Qne interest
my pasture at uano jranae, ana
T will nav ten dollars for informa
tion leading to the conviction
any person or persons so doing.
2-19-lm. J. P. Withers
ed may call at my store in San
' ----- L n..-Itn n( Innntinn ...1.5
'will place my bid.
2-18-lm.. Luis Ramirez.
Raspberry Jam is only one of the
many kinds of
that we sell. The list includes all of the
best fruits (and Peanut batter). Each
is made from selected fruit and granulat
ed sugar nothing else no preservative
needed when packed in the famous
Beech-Nut vacuum glass jars. The
Beech-Nut method of making, retains
the delicious flavor of the fruit, and
makes them superior in many ways to
the imported article. We recommend
them to you.
BROWNSVILLE GROCERY CO.
Staple and Fancy Groceries
W.HCUr.Prcs. EMtDiiltf Vke-P. ta.HcDwIU Mir
V. I CE1XELL. Projirbtor.
First-class Liquors, "Wines,
Cigars. Polite Attention.'
Market Square Brownsville. Texas
J?. W. KIBBE
Putegnat Bldg. BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS
We have recently moved to 12th
Street, opposite Precio Fijo.
BUILDER - -nafr-
Pians and Specifications Fur
nished on Short Notice
Cheap for Cash
LANDS. Merchants National Bank BIdg.
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
OF BROWNSVILLE. TEXAS
Capital, $100,000 Surplus and Undivided Profits, $42,000
.,75th nple resources, a strong Board of Directors, and complete
fecih ties for handling all kinds of banking business, cordially invites the
accounts of corporations, firms and individuals, and extends io customers
every accommodation consistent with sound and safe banking.
Jas. A. Browne, Pres.
S. L. Dworman, 1st Vice Pres.
W. M. Rotclifle, 2d Vice Pres.
A. Ashheim, Cashier
A. Ashheim John Closner
C. P. Barreda
S. L. Dworman
James B. Wells
James A. Browne
W. F. Sprague
E. C. Forto
M. H. Cross
PROMPTNESS cAND LIBERALITY
THE MERCHANTS' NATIONAL BANK
OF BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS
Capital Stock, $100,000.00
U. S. GOVERNMENTLDEPOSITORY
E. H. GOODRICH, President
JOHN McALLEN, Vice President
J. Q. FERNANDEZ, Cashier
lohn McAllen, Jose Celayk, L T. Fryer
Miguel Fernandtr, Jr. v
B. H. Goodrich, O. C Sander. I. Q. Fzsasdx
E. A, McGARY, Assistant-Cashier.
J. S. 2b M. H. CROSS,
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
Dry Goods, Boots (Sb Shoes
Winchester Arms (8b Ammunition
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
(Lumber, Shingles, Doors, Sash,
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Lubricating Oils of High Viscosity and Low Cold Test.
craBEAUMoETEXAs Louis Kowalski, Agt., Brownsville, Teias
Full line of Si OraMelder
Co's FamoMS Whiskies
Kentucky Belle, Dunn's Monogram, Cane Spring, Silver
Brook, and Woodford Co., the Great Sellers jj
CHINESE RESTAURANT H H WC I CD prntY
IN CONNECTION 11 " IwlwLiJUA, riUJT.
Short Order Restaurant
In the' City.
Regular Meals 25c
SPECIALTY IN LUNCHES FOR TRAVELERS
Famished Rooms 50c sad 75c.
John Thielen, Manager
Bread, Biscuit, Cakes, Etc., Mde
From Choicest Brands of Flour
Elizabeth Street, Brownsville, Tex!
to Crlxell Saloon. Brownsville Teini
Successor to Powers & Maxan,
Powers & Wells, Wells & Rentfro
Wells, Rentfro & Hicks, Wells &
Hicks, Wells. Stayton & Kleberg
I buy and sell Real Estate and
investigate land titles. A complete
abstract t. all dtles of record in
Cameron County, Texas.
Practice in all state and federal
courts, when especially employed.
Land Litigation and corporation
F. W. Seaburyi
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Plans and Estimates, Irri
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