Velasco Daily Times (Velasco, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 85, Ed. 1 Tuesday, March 15, 1892 Page: 1 of 4
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Deep Water a Fact—Not a. PromUeJ
VELASCO, TEXAS, TUESDAY MOBNING,
ABBOT & MARMION,
A CERTAIN CLASS OF TO BE
FOUNI ONLY IN NEWt YOKK.
■ igii ni mmm ■■mu
MEN IN HE FIELD.
-RKKKK HV I'l'.RMISSION TO
BRAZOS RIVER CHANNEL & DOCK CO.,
VELASCO NATIONAL BANK.
B. A. BUCK & CO.,
WboUumh Hint Retail Dealers In
Hay, Corn, Oats, Bran and Cot-
ton Seed Meal.
COR. AVE. C and SOUTH 4th STS.
VELASGO COMMISSION COMPANY,
-Storage, Forwarding and General-
For the Sale of
GRAIN HAY, FLOUR, COUNTRY PRODUCE, FRUIT, FISH, POULTRY
BUTTER AND EGGS,
Provisons, Cotton, Wool, Hides and Pelts
■«"Correspondence, Orders and Caugigiurivuts Solicited
If you hnve anything to sell that you do not wish to ship on market, write us and describe It
and we will llnd a market for you.
Arlington :=: Hotel,
341 CONGRESS STREET,
On* Hlootc l'rom I. ¿ft O. N. Railroad De pot.
SV. 1-1. K'ANUALLA C. E, MUTRUX, Proprietor .
■lOlIN F. IIOBKAN,
joe. n. ljons.
HORKAN, LYONS & CO.,
REAL ESTATE BROKERS AND INVESTORS AGENTS
K'-nl K>tnte BourM and Sold ; Collections Made. Prompt attention to all Business entrusted to us.
OFFICE IN IIOKKAN'8 BUILDING. AVK A BET. SOUTH 2d ANO 8d STS.
W. C. WACLEY,
Real Estate and Investors'Agts,
Office : Hotel Velasco,
MILLER & MATKIN.
Success >r's to
MAYP1KLD & SHANNON
Ave. c and South 2d Street.
1 RI US, MEDICINES, TOILET ABTICLKH. HAVANA CIGAIW AN DKUGQtHT* SUN.
DIMES. PRESCRIPTIONS CARKKULLY COMPOUNDED DAY ND NIGHT
gs^-Prescriptlons for charity purposes filled at cost.-lüt
Drn^c:i t Sloop* izx Store.
-(}<) TO T'JIK-
Jb B. SHEA,
VELASGO GROCERY CO,,
For Choice Fresh Family Groceries.
Jiest (¿tialiíy, Lowest Prices, _____
.). R. IM'KK, Manager.
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ATTORNEYS - AT - LAW.
PERRY & NORTHRUP,
Orraidoaalij Thrjr Maaairr to ««> A«r « IM Wn |
trr to Loadoa for a Krw Wwt, M ;i,#w i
llroadwajr In Their Ntaraplu«((<roaa<l.~
How Thfjr "Oprmtf. *
"When I Whs in LotirttM I stopped hi
the Luighaui. i intended , to combine
business with pleasure.
"1 expected to sell n few thoua ud of
our Irrigation Canal bonds. The day i
arrived 1 strolled down stairs and into
the hotel otfice.
"1 was staggered to recognize several
faces from New York in the throng.
"They were faces, too. of fellows whom
I had seen hanging around the cafes and
bars of lower Broadway.
"They were generally seedjr and seemed
to be waiting for somebody to 'blow them
"How they ever got to London or what
they were doing I don't kooW. One tiling
1 do know, they spoiled flay «ame, for I
never mentioued bonds toany one «hiring
my eight months' stay.. >
"No wonder London is a suspicious
market for American investments."
Thus a gentleman, just returned from
the other side, held forth on some of the
New York promoters he met in London
This class of "promoters" is a peculiar-
ly New York one. They make a pre-
carious living by bringing labor and
The capital they join to labor is not
their own—lar from it. With the true
spirit of the broker, they give the benefit
of their experience and business ac-
quaintance to others and pocket only
That is about the only thing pocketed
in the whole transaction, except the
bittér. bitter memory of toe laborer or
A short time since Mr" Jason* Idle-
wild, a highly respected citizen of Paint-
ed Post, came to New York.
He brought with him his latest inven-
tion, a compound centrifugal churn.
He had a feeling in his simple, sub-
urban mind that each and every resi
dent of Fifth avenue was losing sleep
because the hired girl could not get the
skimmed milk which is sold to unso-
phisticated city folks to produce the
projMjr amount of butter. So he hied
himself to this city with his churn model
packed in a dry goods case. Visions of
untold wealth were in his mind.
Now, if there is any one in this wide
world who can put an inventor on the
right track it is this class of "promoters.'
One of these individuals scented the
festive granger and his packing tiase
full of churn. So he took him gently
in tow and piloted him right up against
What Mr. Idlewild did'not learn of
"controlling interests, charters, treasury
stock" and other mysteries of corporate
companies wasn't worth knowing.
After he had paid his "broker the com-
missions and expenses" he went home.
Of course he was made vice president
of-the "Compound Centrifugal Churn
company." When he struck his native
heath again the Painted Posten con-
gratulated him on his success.
His old occupation of rising with the
lark at dewy morn and gathering the
early varieties of hen fruit seemed irk-
His duties as vice president of the
churn company did not interfere with
his regular farm work—not to any great
extent. He was only required to be
vice president—that was all.
But it all ended as it usually does—
and the suffering citizens of Fifth ave-
nue continue their struggle with an in-
ferior grade of butter.
The poor, hard worked trustee of
somebody's estate may have tried to
knock Jay Gould out of the street. But
Jay has an "anchor tied cinch" on that
particular portion of this' somewhat
Now, the trustee would not for the
world be dishonest or work any wrong
to the fatherless or the widow. He
therefore tills up his safe with stocks
and bonds. These he buys from the
"fake promoter" for about fifteen dollars
True, the value is hardly up to the
amount of his trust, but that is the trtis
So lie turns over to his wards as beau-
tiful a lot of bonds and stock certificates !
as ever escaped a junk shop.
And then the titles— "Alaska, Yuca- j
tan and Cape Horn Railroad First Mort-
gage Bonds*' and the "Bungtown Water j
Works Company's Bonds," and others i
Who shall say it is not a goodly lot? j
In the matter of providing purple and ;
OLDEST REAL ESTATE MEN
AT THE MOUTH OF THE BRAZOS RIVER.
t&r Teu choice 10 acre tracts one-half mile from Velasco, for
fruits and vegetables. Soil rich, mellow, sandy loam, al #00 per acre
one-third cash, balance one and two years.
fine linen wherewith they may boclothi
and food whereby they are nourished]
these handlers of prodigious financial
schemes—these links l>etween capital and
labor—are not in it to any great extent.
They know that the great financiers
•re not given to pointed toe shoes and
strap seam covert coats.
therefore, if their own coats are a
trifle shiny, if their trousers do have
whiskers on the bottoms, if their shoes
are rather gone at the heels and their
derbys are of the crop of three years
ago they have their example in the mas-
ter minds of finauce.
Most of tnese "promoters" are too
strong to work. While their wives can
keep their houses filled with boarders at
six dollars a board, why should a "pro-
moter" bother his head about where the
staff of life is to come from?
It sounds well for any boarding house
keeper to inform the compiler of vital
statistics for the city directory that her
husband is "a broker."
Again, the table talk at dinner time is
much enlivened by the broker's descrip-
tion of "how Jay milked the market.
The boarders fail to grumble and fall tc
wondering why he did not dine with his
One peculiarity of this "promoter" is
his watchword, "tomorrow."
Alas! for frail humanity, who believe
that "all thing* cometo hhn who waits,"
the "promoter'' fails to bring the day for
"closing the deal" ninety-nine times out
of a hundred.—New York Recorder.
r ~~ PRESENCE OF MIND.
now Van Who Hud It I'roll ted by the
Scheme of One Who Hadn't It.
Presence of mind and bravery in the
face of peril was being discussed in the
office of W. R. Bnsenlmrk, general man-
ager of the Maple Leaf route. The cap-
sizing of a yacht off the lake front the
day before suggested the theme. After
listening to the thrilling experiences
which each of the group present related
—and somehow on the occasion ef an
exceptional accident people are prone to
talk thrillingly of what they have passed
through themselves—Mr. Busenbark told
He did not need to call our fancy to
his aid to give interest to his tale. He
had been the central figure in the well
remembered burning of the Newhall
hotel, in Milwaukee, being the only per-
son above the second floor who did not
perish in the terrible fire.
Referring to the manner in which he
escaped, he said he owed his life to the
fact that aman who was burned to ashes
in the flames the samo night told him
how he would try to save his life in case
"This is how it was, boys," said Mr.
Busenbark. "1 got orders from my road
to meet one of our agents named Ware,
who was to bo transferred from Detroit
to Milwaukee, and introduce nim to our
patrons in the Cream City. 1 joined
him here in Chicago, and we went to
Milwaukee together. It was the day of
the Newhall hotel fire. On the trip, by
a strange coincidence, wn began talking
about fires. Ware, 1 think, brought up
the topic. Yes, it was Ware; ami what
started him on the subject was therfact
that ho had witnessed a big fire in the
Western Union building at Detroit, at
which five lives were lost. 'Isn't it curi-
ous, Busenbark,' said Ware to me, 'how
common mrnse will desert a man in the
hour of danger? 1 saw the big fire in
'"A number of operators could be
seeu standing helplessly and in wild de-
spair at the windows of the Western
Union building. There was a perfect
network of telegraph wires within
twenty, feet of them, by jumping on
which they might have saved their
lives. But they didn't jump and they
perished. What is puzzling is that the
telegraph wires as a means of escape for
the poor fellows did not occur to mcr
until after nil was over."
"'No accounting for these things,
Ware,' said I to the Detroit man, and
then wo talked about other matters.
"That evening, after arriving at Mil-
waukee, we went to the theater.
About 11 o'clock we reached the New-
hall and were given a double bedded
room. When I was awakened by the
heat and stifling smoke 1 pulled Ware
out of bed, and the poor fellow dashed
from the room and toward the staircase.
I never saw him again, alive or dead,
for he was burned to ashes. I rushed to
one of the windows of my room and
stood for fully half a minute, dazed and
bewildered. Right under the window
was a network of telegraph wires. Poor
Ware's story of the Detroit incident
flashed across my mind.
"1 jumped toward the wires, and all
that I remember is that 1 grabbed them.
They told me pfterward that 1 hung on
for about a minute and then fell to the
pavement below. 1 was put among the
dead in the old bank across from the
hotel, but 1 revived, and two months
later i Was able to walk. „
"Ware inspired me with the idea that
saved iriy life, and while he had the
same opportunity as 1 had he did not
avail himself of it.
"It is idle, boys, to talk of what one
would lio sure to do under given circum-
stances. There is no accounting for
what a man will do when ho is looking
into the jaws of death."
All the boys looked thoughtful and
agreed that it was bo.—Chicago Herald.
KITtmtlve of Kujfliah.
No accomplishment excols a thorough
mastery of English. Those who have
acquired it are the most cultivated and
scholarly men und women of our age.
This superiority frequently passes un-
noticed, for it has a certain subtle qual-
ity like the delicate odor of roses. On
reading or listening to the best English
wo never think of the form of expression,
and not till afterward, when the clear-
ness of our conception reveals itself, do
wo notice the beauty and the appropri-
ateness of the language. To use English
appropriately, elegantly and forcibly im-
plies not only a thorough knowledge of
the language itself, but also a broad cul-
ture. It implies both connected, logical
thought and the ability to clothe the
thought grammatically, rhetorically and
connectedly in fit language. A stylo as
massive and majestic as that of Burke or
Macaulay renders any man immortal.
The grace of Irving and the copious flu-
ency of Hcott fascinate the reader; and
the power to write with the eloquence Of
Mr. George William* Curtis, President
Eliot or Colonel Higginsou would recon-
cile almost anybody to being a Mug-
A Study of Kyea.
A story is told of the courtship of the
late Sir George Airy, the famous astron-
omer. By reason of his timidity, he
seemed doomed to be a bachelor for life.
But fortune favored him and he drifted
into matrimony In an unexpected way.
An intimate friend remarked to him ohe
day: "Have you over observed Miss
's eyes? They have the property of
double refraction." "Dear me, that is
very odd," he exclaimed; "1 should like
to see that. Do you think ! might ven-
ture to call?" And call he did, and
liegged permission to examine the young
The novelty of the situation may have
fascinated him. At any rate he begged
the privilege of a second look at the
eyes in a clear light; the problem grew
so interesting that he at length came to
the conclusion to make it a life study.
The boldness bom of scientific curiosity
enabled him ultimately to propose. He
was accepted, ami the strange courtship-
ended in a hannv marriage. - - London
Doni untie Kcunomjr.
Clirichtir is a confirmed bachelor,
very wealthy, a lover of dainty mor-
sels but very gTeody. He ha* now
rotiml from business to u small es
tato of his own in the department
of Seine et-Oise. Every morning he
gots out to do his own shopping and
marketing. At a fish stall the other
day lio asked, "Will you let me have
a thoroughly fresh whiting for my
I re- i self, and one, not quite so fresh for
member it as if it was but yesterday, my sor van t girl?" - Charivari.
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