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   Brownsville Daily Herald (Newspaper) - December 9, 1892, Brownsville, Texas                                 VOL I.  BROWNSVILLE, CAMERON COUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 9, 1892.  NO. 137.  CARDS.  M. H. Good UCB.    C. H. Maju»  1 COPRICH & MARIS, ATTORNEYS-AT-L A VV.  DEALERS IN REAL RST ATR I  Complete A bat Act* of Cameron County Kept Iii Ti»e Office.  BROWNSVILLE,  TEX  NO. L KLEIBER,  ATTORNEY-AT-LAW.  <Ifiico over Fitst National Bank  Brownsville, Texas.  WiU practice in any «*f ti* c*Mi r t* of tit- State when aecial»y  ♦mu ployed.  ii. wason, attorney at law.  Office: Corner Levee ami Elev  enth Street.  BROW NS VILLE,  TEXAS.  A.  6. THU UMC) NU,  ATTORNEY AT LAW god General Land Agent,  VU-TO RI A,  TEXAS  J. ». amu    a.    <».    Stciu>«.  MONROE & STERNE,  Attame)* at JLaw.  IHC) GRANDE CITY, TEX.  F  IRS! UTU SINK  J o) OF (o S  BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS,  CAPITAL $50,000.  IL M. Raimi AKL, Wm. Kkllt.  President. Vioe-Pref. J. D. Anderson. Cashier.  THS  mm  mat camp or soldiers, it dont stand to sense that we shall meet any hostiles. Tharfore let us git shet of that feller tonight. We'll draw* lots to see who fires a bullet into him as he sleeps.”  And later on, os Taylor 6at by himself, he meditated:  “I believe the route will be safe from  Me hun    Jmstiee.”  New \ urk, Dec. 2.—The ques * tion as to the identity of the model for the silver statute of Justice, which is to be tho one great exhibit of Montana, in the department  > caprate*!. 1832. Br AMt FCC am PRASS    N.  CHAPTER XXIV.  Three days after discovering the cave of gold the outlaw band was ready to break camp and bead for civilization. The contents of the cave had been weighed and estimated, and the sum in dollars and oent3 was beyond their wildest expectations. Tile precious metal was stored in the bottom of the wagon and every one felt exultant and good natured.  Every man but Taylor. He could not fail to notice that he was regarded as an interloper. Prom the hour of finding the cave the renegades made every ef-j fort to render his jmsition so disagreeable that he would take his departure, < but he refused to go. He was a deter- j mined and persistent man, and had they I known him better they would have hold him in fear instead of contempt. He had smothered his anger and affected not to I Lear the remarks flung out for his benefit, aud he had worked as hard at any one iu bringing down and storing away the gold.  On the evening before they were to leave Taylor determined to Mettle mat-tan one way or the other, aud he took j opportunity to ask:  •‘Has it been decided vet which route we are to take?*  “Certainly," replied Bob.  “Which is UST  “Look yare, stranger," exclaimed Bob. aa ho fired up, “bas any of this crowd axod fur your advice?"  “I haven't pretended to advise. As one of tho party, and as having a fifth interest in the treasure, I am naturally  1  interested in knowing which route we aro to travel by."  “Whar did you git an interest in this gold?" demanded Bob.  “As one of the discoverers."  “Humph! Look yore, stranger, you wont to go slow! You forced yourself into this crowd, and it's for us to say w hether you stay or go. Vie don’t want to turn a man ont here to lose his ha'r, but if he talks too saasy he ll her to go. When we get out o’ this we may feel like remembering you fur the littlo you’ve done, and we may not. We make no promisee. Understand, however, that you have no claims on the treasure*—not the slightest."  Taylor ground his teeth in rage. Ile bad staked all aud was likely to lose all. The thought maddened him, and had he not been a cool and calculating villain be would have forced a climax then and  maxing ready Tor a start. 'When a hasty breakfast had been eaten and the team! hitched up Taylor learned for the first time that the outlaws were going to attempt to push through to Fort Sully. They had canvassed the matter aud concluded that this route would be safest The inponr of gold seekers was more  [To be Continued.]  g Pathetic Death on Pike's Peak.  Several years ago, when the summit house on Pike’s peak was used as a signal station, the occupants of the hut were a telegraph operator and a companion. Winter had set in with more than usual severity. Unexpectedly the telegraph operator was taken sick and failed so rapidly that the first day of his illness plunged him into delirium. The j  from the west, aud the Indians would i companion of the operator was not fa-  naturally gather on that frontier. And by following the Cheyenne river they would be sure of wood, water and grass the entire journey.  Once started, the outlaws were for pushing ahead at a rapid pace, and by noon they had cleared the foothills and were on the open plains. During the day each one of the four made a special effort to be pleasant to Taylor, but he was not to be hoodwinked by their hypocrisy. They had showed their hand in camp, aud he was satisfied that he was to be counted ont. He felt, too, that they were hatching some plan to get rid of him before the journey was ended, and his chuckle was fiendish as his fingers lovingly caressed the bottle of poison he carried in his pockot.  There was murder in every heart, but God*s sun shone clear and bright over all as the party pressed forward to make the first day’s distance os long as possi-blo. Not an Indian was seen during the day, and tho outlaws were in good spirits when night closed down and they went into campon the banks of a rivulet carrying its waters toward the Cheyenne.  When it came time to poet sentries Taylor volunteered to take Hie first watch. He wanted to be by himself, that he might think and plan, but his offer was brusquely refused and one of the outlaws posted. This was proof that they distrusted him. hut he took no notice of the slight. When wrapped in his blanket he gritted his teeth with rage and whispered to himself:  “Ono insult more or less does not count. I'll stand by to mock them when they writhe and thirst and scream out in their agony, and before they are dead they shall see me drive off with the treasure."  There was no alarm during the night, and before sundown the next day the party reached the forks of the Cheyenne, where the soldiers were in camp. Before entering the camp Bob cautioned each man to preserve the strictest secrecy regarding their adventures and the con-  this on. Til dose that jug within an i  c  • •    .    ait nj « .  hour, and before noon tomorrow I’ll    nun mg Bt    tile worlds Fair,    wag  drive off and leave four corpses behind settled yesterday by Mr*. J. O. for the wolves!”    Hsrve, and F. D. Higbj, of Cia-  cago, who coneieved the idea. Migs Ada Rebait is the lady. When it wag slated that Miss Reb an had beau asked to put© the announce (lieut created much feeling in tho mining state It was later believed that Miss Dora Mangey, tho daughter of the pregnant et the president of til# First National Bank at Helena, Would be the mo del. The sculptor ii Mr. R. H. Park, of Chicago, and the clay model is now Dearly finished. The state# will represent Montana in the department of wiling. It will be eight feet high, afid its intrinsic value will be $60,000. It will be mounted on a pedestal of gold valued at $250,000. Mist Rebait was chosen ft the model, Mr. Harvey says, ss eat of the sixty-eight meas ureinents whish mark the standard of perfect womanhood sixty-two conformed to the requirements, and in none of the other six did she deviate one-quarter of an inch from the standard. The actual coat of making the static will probably not amount to $20,000.  miliar with telegraphy. Their provisions were growing short.  The second night brought no relief. The bight of his raving, half starved comrade grew intolerable to the weary nurse, who one night went out on the mountain top. Scarcely had the door closed behind him than reason returned to the dying operator. VV itll the little strength that he had retained he dragged himself to his instrument and flashed over the wire, down the mountain side, that his conqjanion had been lost on the mountain and that he could live but a little while, but that they might yet be rescued if assistance started at once. Crawling back to his pallet the sender of the message died. The wanderer at length found his way back to the hut to have added to his cheerless surroundings the presence of death. At the sight of his lifeless comrade the last ray of hope faded, and he sank unconscious beside the dead operator.  With the first intimation that there was distress on tho mountain top a party of willing men, mostly miners wintering at Colorado Springs, started for tho summit. They reached the top after a day’s weary travel, and just in time to resuscitate the still unconscious man. who iu the end recovered.—Chicago Tribune.  there, which must have cost hun his  tents of the  wagon, and camp was made  Die koto Kg:  G. M. Raphael, Wm. Ke'ly, Roliert Dalzell. M. B. Kingsburg. Emile Kleiber, J. LL Anderson.  Collection'* on ail points promptly  marie and .-emitted. Bills of exchange  drawn direct on all principal citica ahi, .ngfrotit the world.  life. He maintained silence for a few minutes, and then said:  •'Well, boys, I meant no harm, and I hope no one has any hard feelings. You'd have found the cave without me, of course, and you own the team. I'm satisfied you will do the fair thing by me when we get through, and so let’s say no more about it."  “That’s sensible,” replied Bob, and the matter was dropped.  Taylor wandered away from the camp a abort distance, apparently to gather! firewood, but really to give vent to his feelings by communing with himself.  “The fools!" he hissed when a safe distance avrav. “Not one of them will ever leave the plains except that some one carries his dead body away! They don't know me. They think I’m a cur to be kicked or petted at pleasure, but they are trifling with a demon. They think to beet me ont of my share, but i ll take all—every ounce!"  And as so^n as he had left the fire the outlaws drew closer together and Bob said;  “We'd better shoot him tonight as he sleeps. He’s bound to trouble us."  “No—wait," replied one of the others.  I •»We’ve got a long pull before na, with | plenty of redskins in the way. He’s plucky and a good shot. Whoa we don’t ! need him any longer somebody’s rifle can go off by accident and we’ll leave j his bones for the wolves to pick."  It was settled that way, and when ] Taylor returned each of the men had a j word for him, as if to show they held no grudge.  j The night passed without alarm, and t Bt the first sign of day all wen: un aud  about a quarter of a mile from the tents of the soldiers.  The outlaws kept a sharp outlook on Taylor for awhile, as if fearful that he meant to betray them, but their suspicions did him injustice. He had other plans, and they were plans to be carried out after the encampment had been left behind.  The outlaw leader was the only one who went into camp and reported, and when he returned he brought something with him which made Taylor’s heart beat with delight It was a two gallon jug of whisky which he had purchased from a gold seeker’s outfit stopping on the other side of the encampment for the night.  “That perfects my plans!" he chnckled as Bob came in with the jug, “and they are doomed men!"  Each outlaw was told to help himself, but Taylor was not invited. This was another slight deliberately intended, and was a further proof that the quartet considered him an interloper. It was a long distance yet to Fort Sully, with danger menacing every mile of it, aud bat for this fact Taylor would have been driven ont of camp. Five rifles were better than four in a brush with the redskins.  The outlaw party moved on to the east at an early hoar next morning, and os the traveling vws good and nothing occurred to interrupt their progress a full thirty miles was covered before sundown came and they went into camp on the bank of the river.  While Taylor was watering the horses Bob said to his conqiamons:  “Botir* ae we ore between the fort and  Don’t Drink Wine with Dannnas.  The statement made in connection with the death of Colonel Gilmore that wine and banana juice combined made a deadly poison has caused much comment and much more comparing of notes. That to eat bananas and drink wine immediately afterward is to conrt certain death, as was stated by a gentleman of some experience, is not correct, or I would have died a score of deaths from poison before this, and the inhabitants of the West Indian islands would have been decimated time and again, for the combination is common among those who can secure wine.  It is possible that some particular wines are dangerous in combination with bananas, but the rule does not apply either to champagne or sherry. Th© suggestion, however, that bananas are injurious in connection with anything is rather a novel one to me, because there are few fruits which will preserve life and health like the banana. When properly ripened the fruit is at once delicious and nutritious.—St. Louis Globe-Democrat.  Few Men Die of Overwork.  Dr. Pye Smith holds that there is no fear of - tho ordinary man using his brains too much for health, and he does not believe that mental labor or honest work of any kind interferes with health or shortens life a day. He maintains that excessive eating is the abuse that tends to the injnry of brain workers more than any other cause.  Many active brain workers have suddenly broken down and fancied that it was due to brain fatigue, when, as a matter of fact, it was due to over stuffing their stomachs. Th© furnace connection with mental machinery became clogged up with ashes and carbon in various shapes and forms, and aa a result disease came, and before the case was fully appreciated a demoralized condition of the nervous system was manifested and the prosaic cause for the collapse was suppressed under the euphemistic “mental overwork." bn re Dispatch-_  Subscribe for I he Denaud.  WncieMmm Mmy* .re.  New Y ork, Dee. fi— A morning paper says:    It    is    reliably reported  that tho United States government will interfere with the ac benic of Cuba to farm ont its easterns re to nues to a French syndicate which has loag been .bidding for the pre-vilege. It has been r amorini for some time that the Spanish govern (lieut was anxious to lease the Cuban custom house at a good figure, but the details of the argotiations, as well aa their progress, were kept a profound secret.  It now appears that Secretary of State Foster sent a diplomotiu nets to the authorities at Havana warning them that the United Stites is strongly opposed to their plan of tanning out the Cuban custom house in the wanner above described.  The action of onr government in this matter may occasion an interesting and important controversy, ar it it not probable that Spain will relinquish its plan of farming out the Cuban customs without a struggle. Tile profits to be obtained by such aa arrangement would, it is claimed, he very great.  Little Tom’s Grandpa.  Little Tom’s grandfather was a candidate for governor and was unfortunately defeated. The day after election Tom. who is always full of the news of the day, came beaming into the kindergarten, saying: “Good morning, Miss Brown. My grandpa was elected all to inane*, pieces!"’—Exchange.    }  Ii I fix Uemrs The .!’< irs*.  City of Mexico, Dec. 2.—The news of the death of Gould was re Pit^ iCtrived by the President Diaz this 'morning by private telegram from |New York. The piesident wha very much hurt at tho intelligence. Ile met Mr. Gould year* ago on tho occasion of the uiagnatc’s visit to this city and tli«? tt’o beg*nae fast   

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