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Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 7, 1893, Brownsville, Texas AMKROtt JEXAflc SATURDAY EVEMa JANUARY 7 J1893 162 CARDS B B 0 B OOLMUOH MA BIS ATTORNEYSATLMV DBAHftS Complete of Cameron County Kept In The Office BROWNSVILLE TEX T NO I KLEIBKR ATTORNEYATLAW OHieo over Firsi Natiaual Bank Texas of Will ooirtsef Stale when socially A 8 THURMOND ATTOUHKT AT liVT MI General Laui YlfTOUiA U MASON TEXAS ATTOH1SKV AT LAW Juruer Levee Elev Street BROWNSVILLE j MOXKOBdbSTEUNE AUeraeys at Law BIO GUiANDK CITY TEX r it 1MOUL SUNK CAPITAL FBOrPOVERIY TO WEfttm HOWft FAMliT BE CAME IMMENSELY RICH Written by Col J Tucker Written 1ar TUB HBHAID Santa Maria Tox Jan let 1893 During a sUy of a few months in the City of Mexico in the yearlSS4 I had u note handed rno ono day by the porter of the Hotel Ytur hidesignedMontcmayor a name utterly unfamiliar to me request ing me to call upon him on a mat ter of businesi Tho following morning I went to the address which as indicated was situated iittar the hotel Upon en taring the heavy portals I found myself in a Putio rodolune with the purlumw of fiowcri and bountiful by many curiousflnwuring shrubs and plants the whole artistically ranger And Watered by a fountain of boMilifin IVuml TEXAS I M lUruABt WM KHLLT resident YicoPres J 1 Cashier o VT BPwOOKS ARCHITECT AND BUILDER Agent tor TheJas L Haven Oos Patent Safety Elevator Com pany Cincinnati Ohio OFFICE of Jefferson and ISth Street JJrovrnsvillo Texas Latio i noticed the stables and no servantappiaiod I walked to ward them to look at the which T found to he ofAmerican breed evidently high priced There were two new oarrhgiB in aighr aul a Urge quantity of sil vur mounted harmss was hanging upon pugs in a small room adjaccmt to the HI able Everything looked new ami shiny as though it hud never hetn used A servant approaching 1 inform ed him thai I desired to see Mr Muiitcinnyo UeM mo upstairs into a spacious room richly dicora ted flue carpoted and the walls cimrcU withpaintings in handsome framrs The furniture AS well everything in the room was now Rich lace curtails adorned the win dows Suverul of the chairs rested upon uilded Ugs But I noticed that although the picture frames were gorgeous yet the themselves were hardly such us a refined person would care to hang np upon his walls tho subjects as well as tho cojeriug being exceed ingly loud Of course 1 took in my BurroundiinrB at a gUnce and it seemed to me that only persons of a lower order of society who had suddenly becamepossused of great wealth could or would furnish1 room in the style presented in a few moments a gentleman entered announcing himself as Seflor Montemayur One glance at iho man sitHcedto assure me that my hastily formed opinion ii regard to the pe pie inhabiting tht umptious mansiun was correet The man wns ill shapen his clothei were ef shiny bioadclotli and a though cxpenaivo hung upon hin in wrinkles He wus ill at ease n Iscrutinizod hiui ralher closely arid it occurred tome that the mui bo me in poverty and judging by tho looks of his brought np in the shape of liquor of which he said he had an abund ance on hand Before I conld ac cept his offer there entered a little Id woman with a very kinHly al houghdnrk tinted face who was presented to me as Mrs Montema or the mother of tho gentleman rhohad roecived me The old by way of showing her hos itality asked me whether Ipre crnrd wine or coffee and ai she uade the enquiry with a genuine ook which plainly told me that she voiild feel hurt if 1 declinedIab 3cpted coffea Sho tho oyna to order the refreshmenta and ipjn the threshold of the door en another son the counter part of thefirst ono with whom he returned presenting himto me Ihon after apologising for having me tbe trouble tocall upon iim tho wider stated his business which it is not uucussary to go iuto iero The coffee arrived cigars of an oxcellent quality were furnished and after u Iriondly chat in which ic old lady took quite a prmnin nt part I bude tliem farcwoll hav ng made a promise to call and an evening with them I called and work In the1 fields iisa laborer earn ing cents per day one attending to the store one week while the worked in the changing work tho fol lowing week Tito old lady is a good old soul God bless her and I am glad that good fortune has overtaken her for she deserves it Behind tbe hut occupied as u grocerythere stood a small build ing with two rooms the living room and bedreoui of the family N The old lady is quite charitable not alonu now but even in her pov erty and they isad been accustomed to entertain an old priest who for many years made periodical rounds through the country This priest was very old and qnite fueble when ho called the last time As ho entered the houso he told the old lady that he wns sick and she with the cxpieisiou Povcreei to and a tear in her eye conduct ed him into her own room Here ahomtule him as comfortable as Uy in her power In the course of a few days the priest became worse nd finally called the family to his bodtdde telling them that ho toll that Ho wiiB about to die lil have no friends nur relatives hands had been HS a laborer I were awkward seemed disposed movements but bo he quito lie ppliteljr offered me a cbriir me to have may aswell stale bore that I found k pretext for breaking this engage nenj as thuir converaation did not uttieiontly interest Upon returning to the hotel I iRkcd tho niaiiMgur if lieknew theue people saidho had ncvrr heard of them In the course ot a few I made severel inquiries in that neighborhood but could only learn thatthe people had recently purchased the property hud tho IAO renovated nnd furimhed and moved into it that their name was Montemayor and that they had como from somo point in the atata of Hidnlgo By more accident I mentioned the incident to an official occupy ing a high position under tho gov eminent who informed me that he knew all about the family and re mnrked that there was quite a romance connected with their Uis tery IIo then asked why I in quired after their antecedents and upon my telling him he smilingly remarked You are correct inyour estimate of them and 1 shall take pleasure in imparting their story to yon if you will call at my house tomorrow evening when I shall be at leisure I called upon him at the tnne specified and related the follow ing story which he informed mo WHS true in every particular and from eubsequoni personal observa tion I was convinced that he spoke nothing but the truth I give the etory ns nearly as I can remember in the words of the narrator He said A little over a year ago the tami ly in question lived in aBinail hut on the roadside near a viljage in the state of They were very poor Tho family consists of the mother wad two sons In their small hut thfty fcoot a few groceries for sale The mother kept house and the sons would alternately at tend to the as it was that I know of except your selves continued the priest poor anil cannot rupay you have shown me these years except by my heartfelt prayers which I hope may tjnd favor in tho eight of the Lord and thathe may nmko your lives happy and contented But he continued I have some docu incuts rolfttiiig to a mine which I have had in my posesgiou many yeara TUo docnments wcro be queathed to me by an old friend who like myiolf had neither kith nor kin They are regularly trans to them to yeu They worth much or they Self Mrfttteriniri MlaUot Box Baltimore Jan S BUck a mtchinista of I his cityhna jiist perfected HP Australiau box which ie apparently per feet in every detail and well calj culateri to become generally adopt ed When the ballot placed in tho slot it passes between two cylin ders One is rasped to force tho ballottothe bottom of iho box and letters or marks to design ate ihe ward and precinct in which it id voted It also passes a self feeding cylinder between the other roolen which aid in itt do posit The mechanism is worked by a single rcvojution of a crank which also registers tho cumber of each ballot and rings a boll as it is deposited The bell notified the judges that another ballot hae been safelv deposited The box is also provided with a key to throw the mechanism out of gear when the pools have been closed The paten tee WHS the draughtsman of tho ori ginal iinotrpii The Electoral Vote Tcxtit Special to the Express Waco Tex Jno Wai tcr S Baker stated ho would leuvc for Austin next Sunday tobe present the meeting of the elec tors when tho electoral vote will be formally and declared A Ibi Cleveland lively iitfht is promised over the selection of mes senger to carry tUo vote to Wash ington Tlioro are nearly 100 aapi rants for tho position But Force of Habit transfer Los Angeles Time When an astronomer is taking pictures of planets ano comets you ncvor hear him say Now look pleasant It wouldnt conut for na uch it he did may bo worth nothing but At till events I want to have them legally trrtrialorrod to you There fore ploase call upon the Alcalde give him my compliments tell him that I am dyinj and neocHiis ser rices and that I want him to come and bring pen and ink with him The alcalde called tho pupars wore trunfcroed to tho family of Montemsyor in due form snd the followingOay the old priest died after having bostowod his last blessing upon his friends They buried him and wopt ever him as an old friend how departed forever The papers wero not much thought of the family arguing that the old priest had carried them about for many years and if they possessed any value he would pro bably have looked into the matter himself So they were consigned to an old trunk gradually sifting down until they reaslved the bot tom and they lay hidden for a number of years In due time however it pleased God to listen to the prayers of thefdepartcd priest and H messenger wis sent to fulfill his will To Over tho whole world the propor tion of the sexes is about equal but inseparate parti of the world it Tar ies greatly For instance in this country there are 80 women to every 100 men in Europe there are rather more than 100 women to 100 Canada has 95 women to 100 In uncivilized countries the men are believed largely to out nnmber tUe women this on account of the fact that more men aro need ed to carry on the wars in which such people are constantly engaged and because of the rougher ways of living men men Menry A prominent politicianof has changed tbe phrase If this be treason make the most ot to If this bo communism let tho partics argrieved mako the most of it It is very ilifticult for the ag grieved ever to make much of communism It is the other par ties who get tho lions share aiid it does not last even them Galveston News You little rascal what you is a good licking No pop I dont want it but no doubt IM it all the RccorJ
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