Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 329, Ed. 1, Friday, July 23, 1909 Page: 4 of 4
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THE UK)WNSVlLIiE DAILST IlIUtALD
FRIDAY JULY 23 1909.
COPYRIOHT I9CT "THE
j CHAPTER I.
' la the dull hot dusk of a summer's
'day a green touring car swinging out
'of the East drive pulled up smartly
'trembling at the edge of the Fifty-
j ninth street car tracks then more se-
idately under the dispassionate but
watchful eye of a mounted member of
the traffic squad lurched across the
Plaza and merged itself in the press
of vehicles south bound on the avenue.
Its tonneau held four young men
all more or less disguised in dust dus-
ters and goggles; forward by the side
of the grimy and anxious-eyed mechan-
ic sat a fifth. In all visible respects
the counterpart of his companions. Be-
neath his mask and by this I do not
mean his goggles but the mask of
modern manner which the worldly
wear he was and is different. He
was Daniel Maitland Esquire; for
whom no further introduction should
be required after mention of the fact
that he was and remains the Identical
gentleman of means and position in
the social and financial worlds whose
somewhat sober but sincere and whole-
hearted participation in the wildest of
conceivable escapades had earned him
the affectionate regard of the younger
set together with the sobriquet of
His companions of the day the four
in the tonneau were in that humor of
Bubdued yet vibrant excitement which
Is apt to attend the conclusion of a
lonsr. hard drive over country roads.
Maitland on the other hand (judging
him by his preoccupied pose) was al-1
. rr.dv weary of if not bored by the
hare-brained enterprise which in-
itiated on the spur of an idle moment
and directly due to a thoughtless re-
"mark of his own had brought him 100
miles (or so) through the heat of a
tw;T-"- ft - : .i i
spirits as ardent and irresponsible as j
his own in search of the dubious dis- J
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the city. . I
As picking its way with elephantine
clc-ety the motor car progressed down
the avenue; twilight deepening arcs
upon their bronze columns blossoming ;
suddenly noiselessly into spheres of (
cpr.U-cent radiance Mr. Maitland
ceased to respond ceased even to give j
heed to the running fire of chaff
(largely personal I which amused his
companions. Listlessly engaged with
a cigarette he lounged upon the green
Ipaiher cushions half closing his eyes '
and heartily wished himself free for
But he stood committed to the hu-
mor of the pajority and lacked entire-
ly the shadow st an excuse to desert;
In addition te'hich he was altogether I
too lazy for the exertion of nianu- ;
facturing a lie of serviceable texture.
And so abandoned himself to his fate
even though he foresaw with weariful
particularity the programme of the
coming hours. '
To begin with 30 minutes were to '
bo devoted to a bath and dressing in
his rooms. This was something not so
unpleasant to contemplate. It was the
afterwards that repelled him: Dinner
at Sherry's the subsequent tour of
roof gardens the late supper at a club
and then prolonged far into the small
hours the session around some green-
covered table in a close room reeking
with the fumes of good tobacco and
hot with the fever of gambling. . . .
Abstractedly Maitland frowned
tersely summing up: "Beastly!" In
At this the green car wheeled ab-
ruptly round a corner below Thirty-
fourth street slid half a block or more
east and came to a palpitating halt.
Maitland. looking up recognized the
entrance to his apartments and sighed
with relief for the brief respite from
boredom that was to be his. He rose
negligently shaking off his duster
and stepped down to the sidewalk.
Somebody in the car called a
warning after him and turning for a
moment he stood at attention an eye-
brow raised quizzically cigarette
drooping from a corner of his mouth
hat pushed back from his forehead
hands in coat pockets; a tall slender
sparsely built figure of a man clothed
Immaculately in flannels.
When at length he was able to make
himself heard: "Good enough" he said
clearly though without rasing his
voice. "Sherry's in an hour. Right
Now behave yourselves."
"Mind you show up on time!"
"Neter fear" returned Maitland ever
A witticism was flung back at him
from the retreating car but spent
itself unregarded. Maitland's atten-
tion wp.s temporarily distracted by the
unusual to say the least sight of a
yonn? and attractive woman doming
out of a home for confirmed bachelors.
The apartment house happened to
fee his own property. A substantial
and old-fashiened edifice situated in
the middle of a oaiet block it con
onna Canal Co.
rin vE HAVE AH Ut?lW ax ifursiii- ui -u.i iu. j-j-.-j
lONXAOANAIiCO. LANDS. FOR SALF OXLY Br HAJSL&M COli'WIZATIOJr CO. OK OUR AUTHORISED AC.ENTS
COBBJ - AICRRII - UCO.
tained but trve roomy and comfortable
suites in other words one to a floor;
and these were without exception ten-
anted by unmarried men of Mait-
land's " own circle and acquaintance.
The janitor himself a widower and a
convinced misogynist lived alone in
the basement. Barring very special
and exceptional occasions (as when
cue ot tie bicbelors felt called upon
to give a tea in partial recognition of
social obligations) the foot of woman
never crossed its threshold.
In this circumstance indeed was
comprised the singular charm the
house had for its occupants. The
quality which insured them privacy
and a quiet independence rendered
them oBlivious .to its many minor
drawbacks its lack of many conven-
iences and luxuries -which have of late
grown to be so commonly regarded as
necessities. It boasted for instance
no garage; no refrigerating system
maddened those dependent upon it; a
dissipated electric lighting system
never went out of nights because it
had never been installed; no brass-
bound hall boy lounged in desuetude
upon the stoop and took too intimate
and personal an interest in the ten-
ants' correspondence. The inhabi-
tants in brief were free to come and
go according to the dictates of their
consciences unsupervised by neigh-
borly women fplk unhindered by a
parasitic corps of menials not la their
Wherefore was Maitland astonished
and the more so because of the season.
At any other season of the year be
would readily have accounted for the
phenomenon that now Jell under his
observation on the hypothesis that the
woman was somebody's sister or cous-
in or aunt. But at present that expla.
nation was untenable; Maitland hap-
pened to know that not one of the oth
er men was in New York barring
himself; and his own presence there
was a thing entirely unforeseen.
Still incredulous he mentally conned
the list: Barnes who occupied the
first flat was traveling on the con-
tinent; Conkling of the third had left
a fortnight since to join a yachting
party on the Mediterranean; Bannister
and Wilkes of the fourth and fifth
floors respectively were in Newport
and Buenos Aires.
"Odd!" concluded Maitland.
So it was. She 'ad just closed the
door one thought; and now stood
poised as if in momentary indecision
on the low stoop glancing toward
Fifth avenue the while she fumbled
with a refractory button at the wrist
of a long white kid glove. Blurred
though it was by the darkling twilight
and a thin veil her face yet conveyed
an impression of prettiness; an im-
pression enhanced by careful groom-
ing. From her hat a small affair
something green with a superstruc-
ture of gray ostrich feathers to the
tips of her russet shoes including a
walking skirt and bolero of shimmer-
ing gray silk she was distinctly
"smart" and interesting.
He had keenly observant eyes had
Maitland for all his detached pose;
you are to understand that he com-
prehended all these points in the flick-
ering of an instant. For the incident
was over in two seconds. In one the
lady's hesitation was resolved; in an-
other she had passed down the steps
and swept by Maitland without giving
him a glance without even the trem-
bling of an eyelash. And he had a
view of her back as she moved swiftly
away toward the avenue.
Perplexed' he lingered upon the
stoop until she had turned the corner;
after which he-let himself in with a
Sight of a Young and Attractive Wom-
an Coming Out of a Home for Con-
.. .r. t- am itt. trnxrus avti
Herald Want Ads
FOR SALE House and two lots
in West Brownsville. See J. F. Al-
len office of San Juan Plantation
FOR SALE A mixed lot of fence
posts; apply to R. F. Watson on my
farm one-half miles west of West
Brownsville. J. I. Wilkes. 4-9 tf.
FOR SALE Splendid buggy horse
perfectly gentle city broke also full
leather rubber-tired Columbus phae-
ton nearly new. Not a nicer rig in
Brownsville or a better family horse.
A. W. Cunningham. C5-24-tf.
FOR RENT Six-room cottage
ljust completed bath all modern im
provements ?30. Phone 4i.U7-zu-tt
FOR RENT Furnished room suit-
able for light housekeeping. Mrs. W.
J. Collins. C7-15-tf
FOR RENT 20 acres fine land
two miles N. W. of Brownsville small
new frame house on land. Canal and
laterals! W. S. Blackshear Browns-
ville Texas. C7-22-tf
I San Benito Sittings j
To The Herald:
San Benito Texas. July 22 1909.
A delightful little social affair was
given Monday night by the girls A. F.
C. club to the members of the "42"
club. The recitations given by each
member of the former club were very
witty and brought forth a great deal
of applause from those present and
the whole evening was passed very
enjoyably by all those who attended.
Refreshments of ices and cakes were
served during the evening.
The members of the A. F. C. Club
are Misses Marguerite Caldwell Lily
M. Thornton Clara Hunck and Lola
Van Ness. . - -
Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Robertson Mr.
Srott Brown and Miss Ethel Johnson
; spent Sunday in Corpus.
I - .United States Consul C. A. Miller of
iMatamoros Mexico accompanied by
Aire Millar nnrl tiioir PllPStB. tllfiMiSS-
1 '. ......w. ...... . -
' . . . ri j : r -
es uaivert oi ivansas tjuy spent yes-
i .- ntrvli enni cr in Q o n T)nn!tf I
They jvere taken tothe great head-
works of the canal company at the
river and also on a trip to the Ar-
royo where they had supper. In the
evening they attended a dance in San
Benito given in their honor. They
seemed very much pleased-with their
Jack Toombs of Houston is visiting
his brolier Mr. Alfred Toombs one
of the civil engineers here. Mr.
rn.nn- Viii -iti 11 vviin until TcT flfl V I
j lUulUUis ill l tiiuuiu urn. " j
I Miss Mary Tolbert will entertain)
the "42" club at her home tomorrow
Advertising That l'ays the Publishers.
To those merchants who refuse to
pay their local paper a living rate for
space a perusal of the appended list
of rates received by various leading
journals and papers is commended:
The Ladies Home Journal charges
t$4000 for a single page of advertis-
ing; Youth's Companion $2400 per
page; Saturday Kvemng rosi $iyuu;
I Woman's Home Companion $1800;
IDelineator ?1S00; Collier's Weekly
$lC0O; Chicago Daily News $1141;
New York Herald ?998; New York
lAmerican $9S0; New York World
"WONDER KERRY" IS
A SUCCESS IN TEXAS.
Though It Is Pronounced a Failure in
Massachusetts. Evolved by "AVi-
zard" from Poisonous Kcrrics.
San Antonio Texas July 22. Al-
though the "wonder berry" Luther
I Burbank's new invention has not
been a success in Massachusetts ac-
cording to Associated Press dispatch-
' es it has proven a decided success in
Texas. The Massachusetts Horticul-
tural Society has pronounced it
a failure. San Antonio has no
horticultural society but a pri-
vate citizen J. M. Vance has
is growing the wonder berries on his
place in a large quantity and passed
among a number of friends a wonder
berry pie that was a dream of savory
sweetness. The wonder berry or "sun
berry" is an invention of that wizard
of plant culture Luther Burbank. He
took two poisonous berry plants
grafting them together cultivated
them ando evolved that wonderful
wonder berry plant.
Raymondville Lumber Co.
Hailam Colonization Co
rrp iTuc Am YfiTTR TlTKPfiSATi W)R
A. W. CUNNINGHAM
Office Practice Only
A. B. COLE
D. B. CHAPIN
PHYSICIANS AND DENTISTS.
8:31' to 11:30 a. m.
2:30 1' i:30 p. m.
office Phone J55
Residence Phone lo2
D.ur Stoic Phone 136
Geo. b. Steii M. D.
Office over Jose .Martinez' Drug Store
Kei!enie Levee and 8th Streets
Dr. G. D. Fairbanks
U. S. Pub. Health .V.crine Hospital Surzeon
Office over Putegnat's
'Phor.es No. 254 and No. 40
A. W. HILGER
Physician and Surgeon
Olfice over Eagle Drug Store
Somnoform for Painless Extraction
PUENTE BUILDING PHONE 225
Architect and Builder
Phone 95 Brownsville
Contractor and Builder
Estimates Furnished Phone 28
Funeral Directors and Embalmers
McCain Fronting Depot
Send Broken Watches to
R. L. LACKNER
AH Work Guaranteed
Also a complete line ol Watches Clocks
Spectacles Jeelry Etc.
200000 Brick for Sale
Kilns Constantly Turning Out
Manuel Barreda bROTILLE
JOHN THIELEN. Manager
Bmd. Biscuit Cakes etc. made from tbe
Choicf st Brands of Flcnr.
Elizabeth Street Brownsville Texss
A P AXI) COMPLETE DTVKSTT
San Carlos Hotel
GEO. S. BEARD Mcnaser
Two Blocks North of Depot. American Plan
Rate $2.00 per day. Special by Week v " 'oath
Commercial and Tourist Trade Solicited
Strictly New. All Outside Rooms with Modern Conveniences
tree sample Koom.
f 1 S. M. H. CROSS. 1
Canned Goods Flour Etc.
Winchester Arms and Ammunition
BROWNSVILLE TEX. MATAMOROS. MEX.
The Racycle and the Miami and
Crescent Bicycles with a complete
line of supplies. Come around
and have a look at them.
Buyers of Hides Wools Skins and Produce. Brownsville Texas
Eureka Plumbing & Sheet Metal Works
Gas Fitting Architectural Sheet Metal Work Tanks Cisterns Etc
P. O. Box 123. Brownsville Texas. Phone 221
4 mhitoq& ear
(Formerly the Rjuby Saloon
Is now installed in its new quarters in the Kirk Building.
Everything modern and
Fine Wines Liquors and Cigars always on hand
Look for the saloon with the Green Front
C. C. CONSiDINE Manager
Archer m Archer
Architects and General Contractors'
Attention Given to Construction of Build-
ings Anywhere m the Rio Grande Valley
First National Bank Building
CATION OF THIS PKOPERTT. DO
Agents $50 Per Acre
Hot and Cold Water Baths
are essential as diagnosis in case?
of sickness your physician must
know his profession so must the
druggist his. We fill prescription
promptly properly of pure Ingre-
dients at not exorbitant prices and
bespeak your patrcnage if we havi
i not now. Shall we be so favored?
fc.very toilet accessory.
Phone 40 Brownavllle Texas
Retail Dealers in
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