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   Brownsville Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 7, 1893, Brownsville, Texas                                 VOL I.  BROWNSVILLE, CAMERON' COUNTY, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 7,1893.  NO. 162  CARDS.  V, E. OooDfticm.  G  OO URIC ll & MARIS,  ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW.  DIALERS IV fcBAL KST ATR  Complete Abstacts of Cameron County Kept In The Office.  poverty to  HOW 4 FAMILY IK HEUSS BE-CAME IMMENSELY RICH.  BROWNSVILLE,  TEX.  J NO. I. KLEIBER,  attorney-at-law. Office over Filii NMiami Bank  Brownsville. Tel At.  Will practice in Any <»f the courts of the State when socially yed.  LOU’  A.  a. THURMOND,  ATTORNEY at law Mi Q.ner.l Lind Agent.  VICTORIA.  TEXAS  w  r U. MASON,  attorney at law.  Cwt nor J/svee And Elev  Ortic  •atli Street. BROWNSVILLE. TEXAS.  A. I. Ii  A, a, InuL  MOM HOB A STERNE,  A lur.e_v« it Law.  RIO QBANDB CITY, TEX.  i  F  HIST IMI Sim  >) OF (• s  BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS  CAPITAL  $50,000  U. M. Uapuabl, Wm. Kkllt.  President.    Y ie©-Fret  J. D. A mdimsov. Cashier.  Alice on hand. Before I could ac cept hit offer, there entered a little old woman with a very kindly a1 though dark tinted face, who wa* presented to me na Mrs Mont etna yor, the mother of the gentleman who had received me. Tilt old lady, by way of showing her hospitality, asked me whether I pre ferred wine or coffee, and aa she made the enquiry with a genuine look which plainly told me that abc would feel hurt if I declined, I accepted coffee. She quitted the room to order the refreshments and upon the threshold of the door en countered another eon, tilt counter part of the first one, with whom  (Written by Col. J. G. Tacker. I  Written far Toe II eh am*.  Santa Maria, Tex., Jan. 1st, 1893.  During a stay of a few months in the City of Mexico in the year 1SS4,  I had a note handed mo one day by Hie porter of the Hotel Ytur-»ide, signed Montemayor, a name utterly unfamiliar to me, requsst-ng me to cal! upon him on a matter of business.  Tho following morning I went to the address which, aa indicated, wan situated near the hotel. Upon en j § hc returned, presenting him tome, feting the heavy portals, I found Thou, after apologizing for having myself in a Patio redolene with the given mc the trouble to call upou icrfuni* of flower* and beautiful by bim, tho older stated his business, many curious flowering shrubs and which it is not necessary to go iuto dante, the whole artistically ar hero.  Atiged, and watered hy a fountain :    qq J# co ff ee  arrived, cigars of an  *f I tea ut if ut design. Bey* md tho  #xt . e n #nt  quality were furnished, Patio I noticed the stables, and as  a|| j .j tpr a  | r i em J| y c hat in which no .errant «j*|« aiod, I walked to ! ( | |e  ^  )a ,| y     , 0(ik ()|lite a  , ir „ m j n   war.) ti,*,., to look at ll., bo..*., ^    j  Ul)e  „, om  r.rewoll, bar  .hie!. I found to lie of American | ;     „  prumi#c tu  „,| „„|  lived sod evidently high priced, j ,    .     T    7 n  '    spend an evenlug with them. I  There wert .lee two new earring, a ^ u    b#r .  that x fonn< ,  in eight. »»d a large quality of ail 1 1 pr#tcxt for bre , kil(( , tide engage mr mounted hare.ee was hanging!^  a§ t(|ujr coll , er6 , t ion did not upon pugs in e email room .decent j, llffici . lltlv  intercut me. to HIO .tattle. Everything looked j  U(W|| r#tuni j„ K  to the hotel I new arid shiny aa though it had L ft k e J tho manager, if lie knew  never bevil used.    j 1110^0 pc<»plc. lie said he had never  A aervant approaching, I inform  Kcaril |(f xUvXU  Xii the course ot a ed him thai I desired to see Mr. jf cW  days I mads aeverel inquiries Moiiteinayu. He led me upstair* j  ln t j, al  neighborhood but coaid only into a spacious room richly d* cora learn that the people bad recently ted, flue!} carpeted, and the walls purchased the property, had the covered with paintings iii handsome ‘house renovated and furnished, frames. Tho furniture, as well a* and moved into it, that their name everything it* the room was new. was Montemayor, and that they  Riel) lace curtains adorned tho win dows. Several of the chair* rested upon gilded legs. But I noticed that although the picture frames wets gorgeous, yet the pictliras themselves were hardly such as a refined person would care to hang  had come from some point in the  state of IIidnlgo.  By more accident, I mentioned  the incident to ait ©tlicial occupying a high position under tho gov eminent, who informed me that he knew all about the family, and re  up upon his w »He, the subjects as m-iked ti.st there was quite a well as tho coleriug being exceed ruination connected with their his  inglv load. Of course, I took in »•»*•  Ilu th< n  “ ked wl, Y  1 iB , mr eum.u»dingo et e gi.ner, end q" ired  * fter tlie,r  *«*t‘cedent., end it acorned to .ne that only person. u, on my tellu g him, he .m.I.ngly  ot a lower order of society, who had suddenly become posseaed of grsat wtslth could or would turuieh a room in the style presented.  Iii a few moments a gentleman entered, announcing himself as  rental ked: “Yen are correct in your  estimate of them, and I shall take  pleasure in imparting their story to  you, if you will call at my house  tomorrow evening, when I shall be  at leisure.”  I called upon him at the time  Senor Montemayor. One glance L p-0 j fied atld b<! re Uted the fodow  £5.  yr. brooks,  ARCHITECT  and builder.  Agent tor Th® Jas. L. Haven Co s. Patent Safety Elevator Company. Cinciutiati, Ohio. OFFICE:—Corner of Jefferson and ISth Street. Brownsville.    lex**.  at the man sufficed to assure mu that my hastily formed opinion in regard to the pc pie inhabiting the suiiiptious mansion was correet. The man was ill shaped, his clothes were af shiny bioadcloih, and a1 though expensive, hung upon him  ing story, which lit informed me was true iii every particular, anc from subsequent personal observa tioii I was convinced that ha spoke nothing but the truth. I give the story bi nearly as I can remember iii the words of the narrator. He  in wrinkles. lls was ill at ease **] gl4 |d.  I scrutinized him rather closely, and it occurred to me that the man be toro me bad been reared in poverty, and, judging by tho looks of his hands, had beet brought up bs a laborer. His movements weie awkward, but lie seemed disposed t> be quito  friendly. Ile politely offered me  A little ovsr a year ag > the fain ly in question lived in a small hilt on the roadside near a village iii the state of Hidalgo. They wsre very poor. The family consists of the motlier aud two sons. In their small hut they kept a few groceries for sale. The motlier kept house and the sons would alternately at  called, aud work iii the fields as a laborer, earning STJ cents per day, one attending to the 6torc one week while the other worked in the fields, aud changing work the fol lowing week. Tho old lady is a good old soul, God bless her, and I ain glad that good fortune has overtakeu her for she deserves it.  Behind the hut occupied aa n grocery, there atood a small build ing witli two rooms, the living room and bedroom of the fain ny.  The old lady it quite charitable, not alone now, but even in hor pov erty and they had been accustomed to entertain an old priest, who for many years made periodical rounds through tbs country. This priest was very old and quite feeble when he called the la>t time.  As be entered the house he told the old lady that he was tick, and the with tile ex pi ess ion “Povcreei to,” and a tear in lier eye, conduct od hun into lier own room. Here sho made him as comfortable as lay iii her power. In the course of a few days the priest became worse sud finally called the family to his lied tide, telling them that he lull that ho Wi.a about to die.  “I have rn* friends nor relatives  that I km»w of, except your selves, 77  continued the priest. *T moi poor aud cannot repay the kindness you have shown me these many years, except by my isartfelt prayers, which I hope may find favor in the sight of tho .Ord, and that be may m ike your ives happy and contented. Bat,'’ ie continued, “I luvo tome docu incuts relating to a mine, which I lave had in my possession many years. Tho documents were be queathed to inc by an old friend who, like myself, had neither kith nor kin. They are regularly trails erred to me, and I now w*ut to transfer them to you. They maybe worth much or they may he worth nothing, but at all ovents, I want to have them egally transtorrod to yon. Thereon please call upon tile Alcalde, give him my compliments, tell bim that I am dying and need Iii* aer vicjs, and that I want him to come and bring pen and ink witli him.  The alcalde called, tho papers were traufcreed to the family of Montemayor in due form, and the following day tbs old priest died after having bestowed his last blessing upon his friend."*. They buried him, and wept ever him as an old friend now departed forever.  The papers were not much thought of, the family arguing that the old priest had carried them about for many years, and if they possessed any Talus, he would probably have looked into the matter himself. So they were consigned to sn old trunk, gradually sifting down until they reached the bottom, and there they lay hidden for a number of years. In due time, however, it pleased God to listen to the prayers of the departed priest, and a messenger was sent to fulfill his will.  Self Registering^ Ballot Box.  Baltimore Jan. I.—W. S. Black, a machinists of this city lins just perfected an improved Australian ballot box which is apparently per feet in every detail, and well calculated to become generally adopted. Wlicn the ballot is placid iii tile alot it passes between two cylin ders. One it rasped to force tho ballot to tho bottom of the box, and has letters or marks to design ate I he ward and precinct in which it is voted. It also passes over a se!f feuding cylinder between the other Toolers which aid in its do posit. Tile mechanism is worked by a single revolution of a crank, which also registers the Dumber of (‘ach ballot and rings a bell as it it deposited. The bell notifies the judges that another ballot has been safely deposited. The box is also provided with akey to throw the mechanism out of gear wbeu the pools have been cloned. The paten tee was the draughtsman of the on giual linotype machine.  The Electoral foie of Texas.  Special to the Express.  Waco, Tex., Jan. 3.—lion. Wal ter 8. Baker stated that he would leave fur Austin next Sunday to be present at the meeting of the electors when tho electoral vote will he formally declared tor Cleveland and Stevenson. A lively fight is promised over the selection of messenger to carry tho vote to Washington. There are nearly IOO asp! rants for the position.  Bul Force of Habit lf*ould Pre vail.  Los Angeles Times.  When an astronomer is taking pictures of planets and comets you never hear him say, “Now, look pleasant.' 7  It wouldst count for much it he did.  Over tho whole world the proper tion of the sexes is about equal, but iii separate parts of the world it var ies greatly. For instance in this cuuntry thsre are 80 women to every IOO men; in Europe there are rather more than IOO women to I OO men. Canada has 95 women to IOO men. In uncivilized countries the m«tn are believed largely to out number the women, this on account of the fact that more men arc need ad to carry ou the wart in which such people are constantly engaged and because of the rougher ways of living.  Patrick Henry Be vised.  A prominent politician of Dallas has changed the phrase. “If this be treason, make the most of it.’ 7  to “If this be communism, let tho parties aggrieved make the most of it. 77  It is very difficult for the aggrieved psi tics ever to make much of communism. It is the other par ties who get the lion's share, aud it does not last even them veryjlong — Galveston News.  a chair ai d asked mc to have some teed to the “tcudajo ’ ss it was  [To Bx Coni inc ei>J  “You little rascal, what you want is a good licking!*’ “No, pop, I don't want it: but no doubt PII get it all the tome.”—Philadelphia Record.   

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