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THE
BROWNSVILLE DAILY HMW8B
SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 1909.
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That will make Tetfas Homes Beautiful and Profitable
Send For Descriptive Nursery Catalog
Griffing's S Nurseries
McAXiIiEN. TEXAS
Gulf Co
ast
MRS. A. ALLMAX, PROPRIETRESS
Attention Given fo Homeseekers
Special
Strictly First-Class
One Block From Miller Hotel.
Phone 160
Brownsville Undertaking Co.
UNDERTAKING AND EMBALMING
MONUMENTS, IRON FENCING
LAND CURBING
Picture Framing Phone 123
Archer I& Archer
Architects and General Contractors
Attention Given to Construction of Build
ings Anywhere in the Rio Grande Valley
First National Bank Building
H. M. FieldCommercial Co.
HEADQUARTERS FOR
John Deere Agricultural Implements
McCormick Machinery and Repairs
New Moline Wagons and Vehicles
Charter Oak Stoves, Ranges and Heaters
Chattanooga Reversible Disc Plows
American Field Fence, Netting & Barb Wire
Winchester Loaded Shells and Ammunition
- Tents, W agon Cover and Wagon Material
Lime, Cement,
I Just Can't
Keep from smollng a smije and
a feeling
Power ful satisfied wid myself
when I think of the money I
saved by buying my furniture
from
THE HOWSE FURNITURE CO.
Your'n in real middlin',
Uncle-Eph
LOUIS HOWALS
Brokerage and Commission
Carry S.ock of Com, Oats, Potatoes, Ononsf
Cement and f .imp.. BiUter and Cheese on Cold Storage
La Donna Canal Co., Hal
TT. WE HAVE AK OFFICE AT DOXNA OPEN AT ALL TIMES AND TEAMS AT YOUR DISPOSAL FOR A FULL AND COMPLETE INYESTI
XjA CANAXi CO.jliAXDS, FOR SACK OXLYnr IIALLAM COLONIZATION CO., OR OUR AUTHORIZED AGENTS.
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Apartments
Accommodations
BROWNSV'LLE, TEXAS
Bicycles.
:: : :: :: Brownsville, Texas !
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Fire Brick and Wood j
U ts Uorn, uhops, JBran and Hay 2iC. E.
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Wholesale
Groceries
Cheap for Cash
Frank Alcedo
Celaya Building
7 he Metropolitan
Only Up-to-Date
Short Order Restaurant
In the City.
Regular Meals 25c
SPECIALTY IN LUNCHES FOR TRAVELERS
Furnished Rooms 50c and 75c.
J. A. CLOETTA, Proprietor.
Next to Crixell Saloon. Brownsville
Advertising Pays'
CAM A T "SI
Porter Donly of Kingsville spent
last night in the city.
W. L. Hitchcock of Harlingen spent
last night in the city.
S. P. Silver of Mercedes wis -in
the city on business today. '
A. A. Carruth and F. R.. Parle' of
McAllen were visitors in the city over
last night.
Mr.- and Mrs. Robert - Henderson
and daughter of McAllen are visiting
in the city.
Custom Inspector B. J. McDowell
of Harlingen, accompanied by Mrs.
McDowell, visited the city yesterday.
t W. J. Warren came down "from
San Benito yesterday evening, re
maining over night and returning
home this morning.
Asa S. Agar of San Benito arrived
, in the city on No. 1 today for a brief
i business and pleasure visit.
W. J. Carnahan, road master of
the St. L., B. & M. railroad, came
I down from Kingsville on the 12:3Q
; train today.
! O. Em. Jones of Harlingen left yes
terday afternoon for Brinkley, Ark;,
where he- will for the next two
weeks be the guest of his brother,
Fitch Jones, who resides at that
place.
H. C. Wortman of Portland, Ore
gon, has been here several days, visit
ing his brother. Dr. J. L. Wortman of
this city. Mr. Wortman is the senior
member of the firmowning the larg
est department store on the Pacific
coast.
Henry Knudson, Heron Lake,
j Minn. P. L Johnson, Duluth, Minn.,
and H. M. Johnson,' Esterville, la.,
arrived last night to spend a few
days seeing the valley. These gentle
men are friends of Dr. E. L-. Brown
ell, of Spirit Lake, la., who is one of
Brownsville's winter visitjJts' colony,
and are seeing the city tfhder the doc
tor's guidance.
General Albert F. Myer, com
mander of the department of Texas,
-j U. S. A., with headquarters at San
Antonio, arrived in the city last night
and spent the day inspecting the
river bank along the Fort Brown Mili
tary reservation with a view to pre
venting further erosion. Gen. Myer
j is accompanied by Capt. Oakes of
J Galveston, chief of the army engi
neering corps ot me uuu coast 01
Texas.
Thf piifpmrisin!r ritizpns nf Mer-
cedes is voting today on the question
of incorporating and there seems to
be but little opposition to the propo-
(sition. Mercedes is one of the liveliest
towns in the Lower Rio Grande Val-
n i ley, and has already installed various
civic improvements, but with a muni
cipal government It is expected the
strides in the way of upbuilding will
be much more rapid. Mercedes is a
, typical South Texas town, with the
push and energy that bids fair to
make a metropolis.
Mrs. Juana Yznaga de Portilla re
turned last night from an-extended
visit to her sisters, Mrs. Stella Y. de
Junco and Mrs. Olivia Y. de Salinas
at Laredo. She was accompanied
home by Mrs. Salinas and baby, who
will spend several months with Mrs.
Portilla and also with her brother,
Antonio Yznaga of this city. Mr. and
"Mrs. Junco and children also come
with them as far as Sebastian, where
they stopped to visit her brother An
iceto Yznaga. Mr. and Mrs. Junco
will visit Brownsville and Matamoros
later.
SCHAFF OF
N. Y. CENTRAL RY.
Spent
Several Days at
Tliis Week.
Brownsville
A prominent visitor of the week
at Brownsville was C. E. Schaff of
Chicago, who is one of the vice presi
dents of the New lork Central rail
road. Mr. Schaff came in a special
coach of the Central line, being ac
companied by 'Mrs. Schaff. They were
joined here by their son H. E. Schaff,
who has been spending- a short time
in the valley recently, chiefly at Har
lingen. Mr. Schaff unfortunately
was ill while here and remained on
his car closely while in the city-
On Thursday he went up the road
in his car ns far as Harlingen and
spent the day there, returning to
Brownsville Thursday night and
spending Friday here, having left
Friday afternoon .for Chicago.
While nothing whatever is given
out relative to the object of Mr.
Schaff's visit to the valley, other
, than that he is looking at the country
and traveling for health and pleas
ure, yet it is "understood that he is
contemplating some Investment in
; the 'valley, possibly at Harlingen. His
j visit is considered as having signifi
, cance of more than passing import
Tew ance.
introducing Mr" Spencer.
Harry was walking with another boy
when he was joined by a friend a year
or so older and inclined to manners.
"Introduce me, Harry," the new
j comer whispered, pompously. . -j
Harry twisted, reddened and at last
j turned to his companion with: "Jim,
j have youevr seen Gjlbert Spencer?"
No, the ther boy answered.
"Well," Hi,rry blurted out, redden
ing still more and jerking his thumb
over his shoulder toward the new
comer, "that's him!" Lippincolt's.
lam Colonization Co., Sales Agents $50 P
AIR NAViGVFORj
FAMOUS AEROPLANE TO MAKK
FIIIST FLIGHT TODAY.
Invader of Etlierial Element Designed
and Built in Brownsville Second
Attempt Lide by Inventor Pren
tice A. Newman.-
The finishing touches were being
put on 'the Brownsville aeroplane
today, and the big invader of the at
mosphere is expected to make its in
itial flight this evening if weather
conditions are "favorable. At least,
that is the plan mapped out by Pren
tice A. Newman, the inventor of the
machine. Mr. Newman stated at
noon today that he would be ready
for the flight by -4 p. m. or shortly
after that hour. Mr. Newman will
be accompanied in his flight by T. R.
Tumlinson, one of the stockholders
in the company that furnished the
capital with which to build the aer
oplane. It was the intention to make the
test yesterday, but owing to- the un
favorable weather conditions, it was
postponed.
. The big air. navigator which will
make its trial flight this afternoon
and which has attracted so much at
tention, not only in Brownsville but
all over the United States, is the in
vention of the man who will go up
with it in the first trip this after
noon Prentice A. Newman. As most
Herald readers know, this is not the
first airship Mr. Newman has built.
Barely two months ago he launched
a similar machine Jn San Antonio,
and, while it was much smaller
than the one just completed, yet it
was more nearly a success than most
firsj attempts along this line of in
vention have been. Mr. Newman's
success in the San Antonio venture,
while not. complete, was so nearly so
that he at once decided to build an
other airship, on a larger scale, and
devote to its construction more time
and care, doing the work along more
scientific principles. '
After looking over different fields.
Mr. Newman was induced to launch
his second venture in Brownsville.
This was partly due to the fact that
his brother is connected with the Rio
Grande Machine shops here, where
the iron work for the aeroplane was
made.
Mr. Newman's aeroplane is built Dn
a plan strictly original, the idea hav
ing born in the builder's own brain.
It is a frail looking craft, and there
are probably few people w-ho would
trust themselves to ride in it on
level ground over a smooth roadv to j
say nothing of taking a scar skyward !
in it. The main frame of the ma- j
chine is made of angle iron, thin, ;
light pieces that .give the least pos
sible weight. The main frame proper
is about nine feet high and twelve j
feet long by four feet wide at the ;
bottom, tapering towards the top to j
a width of four inches. This frame '
is mounted on a double pair of bi- ;
cycle wheels, two in. front and two
behind. The frame is made to tilt ;
from front to back, when starting on j
its flight.
Extending nineteen feet on either!
side of the main frame are the wings
double deckers, eight and a half feet i
wide. The framework of the wings '
is of wood and the covering canvass.
On top of the main frame, standing
upright is the "fin," three feet high ,
and twenty-six feet long, designed to !
keep the vessel in an upright position
when in the air. In the rear are two '
rudders and the "tail," the former
designed to guide the ship through .
i, i i . i. .. i . t . . '
mo an, aim me liiiiur iu reguiiue lis
upward and downward course. The
rudders are 3x6 feet and the tail is
5x12 feet with three sections about
three feet apart.
The entire mechanism is controlled
from the driver's seat in the front of
the main frame. Beside the driver's
seat, is another for a passenger and
behind the seats is a place for the
50-horse power gasoline motor that
is to be installed to propel the ma
chine. The motor has liot yet arrived
and the flight today will be made
merely to test the buoyancy of the
machine. With the motor, will be
two propellers, eight feet in diameter
and having capacity of 450 revolu
tions per minute. These are intended
to move the machine through the air.
ThejQutside dimensions of the aero
plane are 32x40 feet, the greater di
mension being its breadth from tip to
tip of the wings. The .other dimen
sion is from the front of the main
frame to the tip of the tail. The en
tire canvass area is S14 feet, about
two and a half times that of the air
ship built at San Antonio.
Mr. Newman expects confidently to
make a flight this evening and there
is no small amount of curiosity in
the city to see him. A big crowd will
probably congregate in West Browns
ville to witness the event.
Loved and Hated.
Europe bates our rich art patrons
and loves them. It loves them for the
money they have made and are will,
ing to spend on old masters and new
masters, even when they are spuria
ous. Tt hates the rich American when
he beats a rich European in competi
tion for some, highly desired art treas
ure. Then Americans become mere
men who triumph by brute strength of
the longer purse, and, worst than that,
art consumers who raise art prices to i
unreasonable heights by their trafii- j
tional desire to get what they want
when they want it .
iSf TRAP .FOR EAVESDROPPERS.
1
Simple Device Well Calculated to In
sure Privacy.
, ' The eavesdropper," ere applying" his
ear, applied his eye. Through the-
keyhole another eye looked coldy into
; his". He started back, pale with fright.
He tip toed, oft hurriedly. "I'll lose my
job," he muttered.
; Meanwhile his mistress, the widow,
, sat with the young and gallant cap
; tain in the room from whose door the
eavesdropper had retreated. 'A ciga
, rette smoldered between her slim fin
gers and her dimpled elbows were
on the table, among the litter of
j foie gras sandwiches, cold partridge
and champagne.
The young captain pointed to the
door. A hand mirror, its silver-gilt
back towards him, hung from the
dqor knob.
"Why did you put that there?"
he asked.
"It is a trap for peepers," replied
the widow. "Suppose my butler or
cook stole to the door and put his
eye to the keyhole. His eye would
meet another eye. Believing himself
discovered, he would trot silently
away."
DAYS OF- TRIBULATION OVER.
Persistent Office-Seeker Had Finally
Landed Soft Job.
"I remember one man from my
home town," a westerner senator said
recently "in the good old days of
civil service examinations, whose
dream of earthly attainment was a
government place. When his party
was finally successful he immediately
sat out for Washington and was 'on
the job long before the 4th of March,
but there seemed to be a hitch some
where. Al through the spring he
was about town. Wherever I went I
would see him, striving for or just
after an audience with some depart
ment official. By June he was seedy
and broken looking, but still appeared
to bo 'game.' Finally I found him in
the gallery of the senate chamber ap
parently endeavoring to kill time.
'"Well, have you given it up?' I
asked, trying to be sympathetic.
" 'Oh, I got the job, all right,' he re
plied with a satisfied smile. 'I'm
working now.' "Success Magazine.
The Earliest Religion.
Religion was at first purely dog
matic, an affair of the family, pure and
simple. The gods were the dead an
cestors, and the worship consisted of
the perpetual care of the hearth fire
and the graves of the departed rela
tives. It was the ancient belief (the
most ancient, so far as we know) that
the departed ancestors continued to
live in or about the tomb, and that
their peace and happiness depended
absolutely upon the care with which
their posterity looked after their wor
ship. If the hearth fire was allowed to
die down, or the tomb was neglected,
or the food and drink were not faith
fully .taken" to the tomb, their exist
ence became a wretched one; where
as, If these things were carefully at
tended to, ali was serene with them.
There is much to show that this
domestic belief obtained for a long
time before the belief In God and a
future life came in. Chicago Amer
ican. Mirror for the Sick Room.
"Only a hand mirror should find
place in a sickroom," said a doctor,
"and it should be one flattering to the
patient the kind, for instance, which
If the face is too broad, will lengthen
It a little. And the patient should only
be allowed to look in the mirror at
propitious times. Many a patient has
been frightened literally to death by
his haggard reflection has looked,
sighted, and renounced hope. But many
another patient in a really bad way
really desperate, too being given a
look at himself Just after he has
taken a stimulant, has buckled up
wonderfully. '
Two Years in Advance of
Any Other Automobile
hat Will Come Oat This Yesr
Orders Filled in RoSatioa. For Further
Particulars or Demonstration Write or See
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' STUDY IN PSYCHOLOGY.
Experiment on Twenty Monkeys. st the
George Washington University Is
Expected to Result in In
teresting Disclosures.
Washington. Believing that the re
search work to be conducted by the de
partment of psychology on the brains
of 20 monkeys will produce some new
and startling results, the authorities of
George Washington university hs;.ve
placed the janitor, who has charge of
hem, under a heavy bond to see that
no one visits the room where they are
kept.
Thislis done, in the first place, to in
sure the safety of the animals. In the
second place. It is pointed out, the
workings of the brains of the monkeys
are to be observed under a given set
of conditions, and should any person
not connected with the investigations
being made enter the room it might
suddenly terminate the environment
which it would require days to. re
establish. Just what the janitor is feeding his
charges, and what makes up their dally
routine of life, he refuses to dlvluge. It
is known, however, that peanuts and
bananas do not form a part of the
menu, and that the things which would
ordinarily constitute a monkey's din
ner are lacking. The apes may not
have so much as a cross-bar or trapeze
to take their exercise on, but are be
ing taught the more manly art- of
walking.
Since vivisection is not to be em
ployed by the department of psycholo
gy in conducting its investigations, the
question has been asked why some
other animal, rather than the monkey,
was not selected for the purpose of se
curing the brain data that are desired.
This question was answered by one
of the professors of the university.
"As far as the methods of our in
vestigations go," he said, "a man's
brajn could, be used as well, except
that the minds of men have become
more or less mechanical in their work
ings as the result of their being a part
of a highly developed social system.
This complex condition does not exist
in monkeys. Here the brain is natural,
and responds to instinct and tradition
so that it is much easier to reduce the
workings of the mind."
Wants to Fumigate a Cow.
Cincinnati. Dr. B. F. Lyie, physi
cian at the branch hospital, has an
nounced that he was open for sugges
tions on "how to fumigate a cow"
Robert Armstrong, living opposite
the pesthouse, claims that convales
cing pesthouse patients swiped his
cow, and he won't take it back until
it is fumigated. They offered him 50
cents rent for the cow, but he spurned
it because he was afraid of that half
dollar.
Many methods of fumigation have
been suggested to Dr. Lyle, bMt each
has had its own disadvantages. The
city service, to which the complaint
was made, left it to Dr. Iyle with
power to act, and he feels responsible
for the methods as well as the results.
lolcr Severely Dealt With.
, Old-time Englishmen hated idleness.
An act passed in 1531 decreed that
any person "being whole and mighty
t in body and able to labor" found beg
ging might be arrested, and if unable
' to give a satisfactory account of him
', self he was brought to the nearest
market town, tied to the end of a
t cart, stripped of his clothes and beat
en with whips through the town,
bleeding and ashamed, after which
i degradation he was sent to his native
' place, on his oath to "put himself to
' labor like a true man aught to do."
i If the sturdy vagabond were caught
I a third time in idleness he was to
! suffer death, "as an enemy to the com-
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