Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. ELEVEN, No. 138, Ed. 1, Wednesday, August 6, 1902 Page: 4 of 4
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ANQling circles interested.
A Good Story by Captain Jenks of
The angler is again in his glory an
many picturesque stories are belns
scattered abroad of fine catches and
strange experiences with the flnny
treasures of the deep. Perhaps the
prize yarn of all up to date has its
source in Cass Lake which is a very
popular resort with local anglers. The
story is told by CapL Prank Jenks a
quaint old character who has the care
of several summer cottages at the lake
and who passes his spare time in lur-
ing the elusive and sporty fish from
their home. He tells of his latest
catch in a sincere and sober manner
that can hardly fail to carry convic
tion. In fact he would probably wax
indignant were a suspicion cast upon
the truth of his statements. Upon sev-
eral occasions he noticed a beautiful
pike in the vicinity and he resolved
upon his capture. The usual rod and
wheel method failing he set a fish
trap for the beauty and succeeded in
confining him. The pike didn't seem
to be at all put out In'f act he seemed
to rather like his new quarters and he
formed the habit of reporting regular-
ly for his meals even becoming so
tame as to'feedoff his captor's hands.
Capt Jenks was thinking of teaching
him a few circus tricks but he has
found that he is of mare value In other
ays. The discovery was made acci-
dentally. The captain thought -he
would test the pike!s loye for his new
home so one day he took him ashore"
and boring holes in his front fins
just back of the gills he attached
thirty-foot trolling lines with the cus-
tomary spoons. Then he cast Mr. Pike
adrift resolved to see whether he
would return. Did he return? "Well
not only did the pike come back with-
in a few hours but when he appeared
in the trap he was towing a four-
pound bass and a three-pound pike on
the trolling lines. Capt. Jenks new
andprjginal jnethod of catching fish
is ai tracting a great deal of attention
in angling circles. Detroit Free Press.
Ho.se HItchod to a "Gratiliopper" Trans-
lation for Xocust (Tree).
The London Daily News lately men-
tioned a curious news Item which ap-
peared in an Italian paper the trans-
lation of an English dispatch about a
man who had killed his wife with a
poker. The Italian editor explained in
an ingenuous foot note: "We do not
know with certainty whether 'pokero'
is a domestic or surgical instrument."
It was likewise an Italian paper that
not long ago translated the absent-
minded beggar into "a distracted men-
dicant" Apparently therefore it is
not only French translators who have
trouble with our colloquailisms
though they also have to resort to des-
perate measures to support their trans-
lations. Thus it is that a French ver-
sion of the Spy explains how it was
that Cooper's nero could hitch his
horse to a locust which he translates
"sauterelle": grasshoppers it informs
us grow to great size in America &nd
it is customary for stuffed specimens
to be placed in front of the houses of
natives to be used as hitching posts.
A-ecent French version of an English
novel translated Welsh-rabbit as "un
lapin de Galles" explaining that the
hares of Wales grow to great size nd
afford delicious meat
The New Horse Millinery.
Pinned to the front of one of the
picturesque straw hats worn this year
by horses was a big artificial red rose
making this horse's cone-crowned
red-trimmed slouch hat more striking
still; but yet more striking seen on a
horse's head was a woman's old dis-
carded bonnet that looked as though
it might have been found in the old
stuff stored away in some closet or
fished out of some such refuse set
out on the sidewalk to be carted away.
This bonnet was of some sort of skele-
ton construction that the wind would
blow through and it was trimmed
with artificial flowers. Old as it was
this was the most novel thing in horse
millinery seen in a day and jt sug-
gested how the street might look if all
such cast-off and discarded but not
yet thrown away hats of one epoch
and another could now be brought out
to be worn by horses. New York Sun.
Greeks but Nat In Speech.
A very' curious occurrence Is report-
ed from a village only twelve miles
away from Athens writes a corre-
spondent A schoolmistress who was
recently appointed to the village of
SalesI on assuming her duties discov-
ered that her pupils could not under-
stand a single word of Greek which
was also a foreign language to their"
parents. The one language they
spoke was Albanian. She immediately
telegraphed how matters stood to the
ministry who sent an interpreter to
her rescue. It is a common thing for
the villagers of the Greek mainland
to employ Albanian as their chief lan
guage but this is the first and only-
Instance where tie Greek language is
not spoken or understood at all ixj a
place ao near the capital
John W Hoyt
Waters Pierce Oil Co.
Supplies the trade with
ILLUMINATING AND LUBRICAT-
ING OIL OP VERY QUALITY
Also Turpentine Linseed Oils Gaso-
line Candles Axle Grease etc.
Sells Gasoline Engines 1 1-2 to 50 Horas
Power with or 'without Centrifu-
gal Irrigating Pumps.
SELLS SEWING 3IACHINES NEW OR OLD-
KEEPS NEEDLES OIL AND EVERYTHING
ELSE FOR THEIR USE . REPAIRING SAT
ISFACTORILY DONE. RENTS SEWING.-
MACHINES ; RENTS AMBULANCES.
SHOE m 4 K 1 ft
Will make yon shoes or boots that
are stylish and comfortable.
Repairing of ladies and children's
shoes done at small cost.
Elizabeth Street i
The place toget a nrst-class
Shave or Hair-Cut.
Polite and Courteous Attention
to All. ;
Merchandise and Gustom
Gener.il Receiving and Forwarding-
Las Ids Naciones.
M. SalmaUa &Co.
The public fill find an
extensive assortment of
DRY GOODS SHOES HATS
JEWELRY AND SADDLES at
prices without competi-
LAS DOS NACIONES
HEN YOU are feeling tired and
out of sorts vou will find Hood's
Sarsapanlla will do vou wonderful
cood. Be sure to GET HOOD'S
Liye Stock' Broker
Agricultural lands sm tabi
f. for farming in the valley of the
W RIO GRANDE also in the State of
TAMAULIPAS MEXICO will be
sold in small or large tracts to
Njj suit purchasers.
LAJSDS A SPECIALTY
J. ft. & M. H. GROSS I
BEOWNSVILL. Texas and MATAMOEOS Mexico.
WIN-CHESTER ASMS AND AMMUNITION
S. L. Dworm 4.X
THE FISST NA TIOHAL BhHK
OF BROWNSVILLE TEXAS
Surplus and Univided Profits 20000
A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED.
Bays and sells Mexican money I DIRECTORS
and Domestic Exchange. . j .William Kelly C. H. Maris
Foreign Drafts issued on all : j Robert Dalzell A. Ashheim.
noints in Europe. 1 S. L. D woman M. Alonso.
Successors to Celestin Jagou
1 Merchants -r
Wines Liquors Cigars
AND TABLE LUXURIES.
complete stock of the finest im-
ported and domestic
Wine Cognac Mineral Water
Gin Ale Cigars and
Pure Olive Oil Deiicaeifts
Fruit AitwtionSiisn to AH Orders oy
DEALERS IN TEE BEST BRANDS OF
Mail or Othf nnsc. - Ftti'Trtit SilWfiJ.
H. M. Field.
WILL PHY THF HIGHEST PRICES FOR HIDES SKINS AND AH COUNTRY PRODUCE Iff
Shelf and Heavy Hardware
Tin aud Wooden Ware
Wnpperraan Nob -Breakable
White Enameled Ware
Sheet Tin and Iron
Round and Elat Bar Iron
White Lead Lubricating Oil
Turpentine Paint Varuish
and Window Gass
Mixed and Dry Paints for
Carriages and Bnildings
'Jarriage Wagonand Build-
Sash Doors and Blinds to
Lime Cement and Bricks.
Agt. for John Finnigan & Co.
Watch the next week's issu e
and take a year's subscrip-
tion. . It will show you a
You Want the Best.
Yonr Physician aims to pnt
all his knowledge experience and
skill into the prescription he
wiiles. It is an order for a com
bination of remedies which your
case requires. He cannot rely on
the result unless the ingredients
are properly compounded.
Be fair to your doctor and
to. yourself by bringicg your
prescriptions here. They'll be
compounded only by registered
pharmacists who aie aided by the
largest stock of drugs in this part
of the States everything of the
finest quality that money can buy
or experience select.
J.-L PUTEGNAT. & BRO.
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Wheeler, Jesse O. Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. ELEVEN, No. 138, Ed. 1, Wednesday, August 6, 1902, newspaper, August 6, 1902; Brownsville, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth146234/m1/4/: accessed November 12, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .