Daily Bulletin. (Brownwood, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 120, Ed. 1 Friday, March 5, 1909 Page: 4 of 8
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THE DAILY BULLETIN.
0FncERsV""r We ffaVe Your Businss
We annotate tt. If not. we want it. Oir treatment will convince you of
our sincerity. All business entrusted to us is Wel& in strict confidence. We keep
the pacers of our customersfree"orw;ill furnish htoxx a 'safety lock" box without
T. C. YANTIS President '
J G. WEAKLY 1st Vice-President
"J. A. WALKER. 2d Vice-President
MILLARD ROMINES Cashier
Wm. B. CROSS Assitant Cashier"
A. P. FORD Assistant Cashier
j $200000.00 I
charge -Give usa trial.
The BrovOnrtood National Bank
"t i . ' i
A big choice lot 100 by 200 feet
-on Austin Avenue with east front
and in choice residence section
This is just another one of these
bargains we I offer every few days.
Every one who watches the trend of
building events here knows that Aus-
tin Avenue wiH within a year be one
of the most beautiful residence streets
in the city. Think of owning a lot
with the east front on that Avenue
for only $650. No matter if you
donrt need it somebody else will be-
fore long and they'll be willing to pay
Some wise investor will take this
lot before tomorrow night. Why
not you? We can show you it is a
West Texas Land
The Scottish golfer who undertook
for a wa:rer to drive a ball a mile in
' a dozen cousecutlve sliots probably set
I himself an easier task than some of
his predecessors north of the Tweed.
1 Among the tiiost interesting wagers
of tills kind was one taken in the
Burgess Golfing society in 17.03 that
1 no two members could drive- a. bull
over the spire of St. Giles' steeple.
' The feat was attempted -by a Mr.
Scealcs of Leltb and Mr. Smellie a
printer each being allowed six. balls
and both competitors succeeded "in
sending their balls well over the
J weathercock a height of more than
1G0 feet from the grouud.
Some years" later Donald McLean a
writer to the Signet won a substan-
tial bet by driving a ball over Mel-
ville's monument ta St Andrew
square while several Scotchmen have
performed the difficult feat of driving
the ball from- Burntsfleld links to the
top of Arthur's scat a species of golf-
ing steeplechase which requires -considerable
stamina as well as skill.
A Little More Than Your Income.
A .youug mau. being nsked how
much It cost to live In New York city
replied "A little more than vyour in-
f come whatever that Is." A young city
clergyman on his first round of parish
calls found a family on the verge of
starvation. The man had been out of
work for month?. He had n wife and
IB-five children the youngest a baby
j They had just eaten the lastit of
j(food in the house. The young clergy
man gave thein $T and collected for
thi'tii S?-0 more before "the day was out.
A leu days I.Uer he -;:lled to j-ee about
gt!Iitii: work foi1 the man "Thev were
again ou the point of. starving With
the $'S t!je woman had hough) a tine
new b:l carriage some eofTee and
sugar When the elergyjiun e.pi ui-
Int'ii tfhe iudigiuiuij di-uted extra a-
gauee. V.:r e!.ifd:vii ha-l broken the
o' I rani. -i. am! it- v. at uemjary the
baby shtu:. .- tiave a daily airing AJ
for. the i-iJ7ee it vuis the- first they -had
h..d in v '. TI:tv wore aceiisfusth-d
to it ami ueedrd it. -Apple:ons Magazine
Gestures Part of Talk.
There Is a man who from a very
early age has lived In countries where
Spanish Is the almost universal tongue.
From force of this -training he speaks
Spanish perfectly. He has not the
slightest trace of an English accent
and persons who do not kuow that he
Is 'jf "American parentage are willing
to believe lie is a Spaniard merely
.from hcari'i r him talk. He is so per-
fectly bilingual that it shows even in
his gestures. . When talking with Eng-
lish speaking persons he sits .quietly
and does bin conversing with his mouth
alone. Only in ruse of making a point
most emphatically dues he use a geS-
hire Hut the moment he drops into
Spanish his every word Is accompa-
nied by a uSovcmciit'of the hands or
arms it H interesting to watch the
chnnge from the English to the Span-
ish side of him. because it comes so
suddenly. lie really can't speak Span-
ish without gosluring. New York Sun.
Some Slang Words.
A remarkable fact is that many slang
words have a classical origin. For
example the word "mill." a vulgarism
for a fight. Is traceable to the Greek
word "hamilla." which means- a com-
bat. TncJe" the affectionate term for a
pawnbroker Is derived from the Latin
"uncus" a hook on which the article
pledged was hung.
To go before "the beak" Ls a distinct
reference to the old Itomaii custom of
adorning the platform from which jus-
tice dispensed with the beaks of ships.
which platform came to be called l he 4
rostrum that being the Latin for a
beak or prow.
Utilizing darks' Teeth.
The natives on some of the Pacific
Islands bring provided with neither
metals nor any stone harder than the
coraf locks nl vrhl. h t'ie atolls the'.
Inhabit are compi; ed. would seem bad-
ly off. ind'eed. for material of which
to make tools us' -weapons were It not
in.u ineir very inteuy mis jireu an
Invention no leV.-t ingenious than curi-
ous and eltecilve. This is nothing less
than the' u.e of. sharks' teeth to give a
cutting edge to their wooden knives
and swords: The mouth of the shark
coiUtt-ins T.03 teelh arranged In Ave
rows all closely lying upon each other
evrpt the outer row. and so construct-
ed that us one tooth Is broken or lost
nmuhir takes Its place. The- teeth
are n - only pointed and keen edged
but are finely and regularly BCrratcd.
so that the cutting power is greatly in-
creased. Indeed so great n .acuity
have these teeth for wounding teat th
implements and weapons upon which
they are nsed have to be handled with
great care.. The Klngmlll Islanders
make mauy .strange articles of sharks'
The rich bachelor sighed and looked
at the beautiful girl tlxedly.. "Things
are ut sixes and sevens with me. I
feel the great need of a woman In my
home one who could straighten Ub
my t'hn-.drd affairs and make life worth
living again." Her glance spoke an
Interest vhH approximately expecta
tion. YesV she queried softly. lie
blurted out. "Do you know of any
good ablebodied woman whom I could
get to clean housor'-Atgouaut.
:: Gin ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
FOR CITY MARSHAL:
. George W. Wilson!
J. M. Perry.
caL" house owned by Uncle Sam that
would lay even Soars-Rareback and
all their kind in the realm of things
that were saying nothing of our home
merchants being doubled up like
poisoned pups? This looks like -the
beginning of paternalism with a ven-
The action of the government in
i furnishing "printed envelopes in com-
i petition with private printing houses
FOR ASSESSOR AND COLLECTOR j is a species of Socialism without even
S - T .4 t
FOR CITY ATTORNEY
R J. Miller.
FOR CITY TREASURER
L. E. Walker.
one redeeming feature and the fail-
ure of all efforts to abolish the prac-
jtice illustrates how difficult it is to
root out practices of this kind once
they find lodgment in our government
al system. )s the Reporter intimates
a number of other schemes of similar
character are now pending before con-
gress which while offering many sur-
J face -features that are very attractive
Our competitor the Honorable Un-.yet in their essence are similar to the
cle Sam is rubbing it In on us. Stuck . government envelope scheme. States-
in the Reporter man's mail box we
found a big circular telling why we
should use printed return stamped en-
velopes printed by the postoffice de-
partment Now this- in spite of the
manship of the highest order Js re
quired to analyze these legislative
proposals and discover their ultimate
effect upon the social -and business life
of the nation. There are times when
A Queer Cough Mixture.
Mrs. I .):. uey. so well known as an
eighteenth e:ili:r personage.' had a
stra:.e pn riprio-; fi.r a cough mix
lure Wri'ing to a friend in January
17."S. she says: "Does .Mary cough hi
the night' Two or three snajls boiled
In her barley water or tea water or
whatever she drinks might be of great
service to her." Taken in time" they
have done wonderful cures. She must
know nothing of it. They give no
manner of -taste. It would be best
nobody should know ii but yourself
and I should imagine six or eight boil-
ed In a quart of water and strained off
and put in a bottle would be a good' tb& caekler
way adding a spoonful or two of that :
to every liquid she takes. They. must
he fresh done every two or three days:
otherwise they grow too thick." A
strange remedy and one wonders
whether "Mary" took it and benefited
A Sure Scheme.
Young Wife I am determined to"
leani at what hour my husband comes
home" at nights. Yet do what I will
1 1 cannot keep a nuke ami he-Is alwav-
careful uot-to make a.partltie of noise.
Is there any. drug whl-h produces
wakefulness? Old Wife-No need to
buy tlrug.: SpriuL'le t lie IJoor with
"Do anic:-J hit ye- their soda cus-
toms and inr-fitutious'i"
VI presume so. I have no doubt that
the geese have their descendants of
who saved Home." Puck;
A- Monster of Learning.
The famous Cardinal Mezzofaptl
knew nu amnzlng number of. languages
and dialects. Perhaps he Is-best known
to the modern Eugllsh reader from the
eulogy to be found In one of Byron's
memoranda published by Moore.
"Your Hierary everyday man and
I." says Hyron. "never went well. In
company especially your foreigner.
whom I never could abide. I don't re
member a man among them whom 1
ever wisned to see twice except per
haps Mezzofanti. who Is a monster of
learning the Rrlarens of parts of
speech a walking polyglot and more.
who ought to' have-exlsted at the time
of the tower of Babel as universal In
terpreter. He Is Indeed a marvel uo
assuming also. 1 tried him In all the
tongues of which I koew a single oath
(or adjuration to the gods against post-
boys savages. Tartars boatmen sail
ors pilots gondoliers muleteers camel
drivers vetturini postmasters; pos-
horses post houses post everything).
and egad he astounded me even to!
His Specialty. .
Friend-That new gardener seems to
be. a very hard worker. Suburbanite
Yes. thr.t's his specialty. Friend
'.Vhas? YV.-rkiM-? Stihurbanlte-No.
seeming if Tnun Topics.
' Gulls and Clams.
The discussion confiuues between
those who think that all the acts of
the lower animals are satisfactorily
explained by the hypothesis of inher
Hed iustlnct ami thoe who hold that
there Is an eleifietit of Intelligence K
not of reasoning. In these things. V
L. Flnley hi a work on American
birdfl mentions nu observation of his
which may perhaps he explained elthe
way but. which in airy case is iutcres
ing. A' gull seized upon a clam and.
rising to a height of a bout. (if teen fee?
allowed It to fall upon hard g-otrm!
Th' clam I it ; iuo"..th shut: Xgnin
lh.' gull iwe with It to' the same height
:Mr!. dropped it . once mote. vjt
same tjrjg;!; T'ji-. eratimi was re
petite fifteen hen at last th.
jiocfc !:-d f: ijefrut effect the !.ei.
.r :.. ;ce t d V g'!! -es!jt:.rd its
A Scotsman v ; rratelivg hi a third
class smoking carriage on :t north o?
England line when at a sinar station
a flshwlft-. with a creel- opened the
.door. Not relishing the prospect of
such company the Scotsman said In
his smoothest tones. "A!i. t!ii- is a
smoki.rs cr.rri::sr. . my god woo:::n"'
Tlie I! dtwife font; i;o notice but pushed
In. "My good woman this is a smok-
ing carri.-! ire." repented the male pas-
senger In louder to jes. The fishwife
put her '-rr-e! iu the corner and sat
down oppo' e to him and the train
started. Then the woman put her
hand in a pocket of her blue petticoa.
took out n- targe black pipe lit it. and.
blowing it cloud of rank smoke that
nearly siiTocatcd her companion re-
marked. "And so. ' my mannie. ye
thpebt naebody could tak a draw but
A Big Swallow.
A detective was testifying In the
case of a wouiuu shoplifter whom he
had arrested in her own house
"And. your bouor. said he. "when I
told her the charge she turned her
back to me and swallowed a purse six
suits of silk underwear a silver candle-
stick and a chafing dish and"
"Rubbish! Are you crazy?" the mag-
"Excuse me. What I mean to say.
your honor." explained the detective
"Is that she swallowed the pawn tick-
A Little Bit Thick- .
"Yes." said the old salt. "I've seen
some pretty thick fogs In my time.
Why. off the coast of Newfoundland
the fog was sometimes so thick ihat
we used to sit on the rail and lean
against It: We were sitting one night
as usual with our backs up against
the fog. when suddenly the fog lifted
and we all went flop Into the water.
A bit thick wasn't it?"
If you see three men standing to-
gether ou the sidevalk in any given
country. yo;t can guess the st:bje"r of
their -oiivertion. In Germany it Is
the r::y. in Hnsia. the bure'iuer?
i i"r.TVe. Wn:en: in rhe Tj'rre 1
Sr.ifM li:i-iir:es; in Kngian 1 rr
o i- Vir' cit liiov ai j:H. Ili-ti-- -s.
Not hard to pleased but not
pleased unless you get the
best and the best is al-
ways the cheapest and to
get the best and tha cheap-
est buy candy jnade by me.
Accept no SUBSTITUTE.
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fact that we've got 'em to sell. Fur- the. government may properly lay Its
thermoret aforesaid competitor has
such a "big ofSce and the whole gbv-
erzunesMftck of him that he can sell
the prim ted stuff cheaper than we can
huy tie eteck.v Maybe this will mere-
ly serve-as-au ad for the job. office of
our competitor but where will this
thing ead? If the postoffices are to
be distributing offices for government
Job work why not our uncle go into
other liaes? If the printer Is to lose
out by this great trust how does the
banker knew that he will not wake up
some te morning and find bis busi-
ness Josf by the same route. Or what's
to is4er tfce poBtoffice from being
used as a distributing- center
hand upon private business but its
touch should be to regulate and con-
trol in the interest of the common
welfare rather thanfto destroy through
governmental competition. Ft Worth
The Ladles of the Woman's Home
Mission Society of the Methodist
church will sell bread cakes and pies
at Batton & NorreU's on Saturday.
J. A. .Walker went to Fort Worth
this morning on business.
BROOKE SMITH & CO.
Brownwood Texas. Capital Paid in $300000.00
THE BEST SECURITY ON EARTH IS EARTH ITSELF; REAL ESTATE.
nenntp stun' rk r r- i.n.v.
DLolULd UUK LAKUL LAfllAL '
the partners in this bank " own over $500000.00 Unincumbered
T)n.l . n . .1 11. p . xil f . X -
ivcai.cstuM; every uuimr ujjwnicu is an ivuuitionai uuarantee
to our Depositors. - 1
TVith resources of over 81000000.00 we are prepared to tak
care of ail business entrusted to us. '
With experience gained through Thirty-Three Years of Con-
tinuous Banking Business in Brownwood and Conservative
Management we feel Confident that we can Take Good Care lof
the accounts of the Farmer the Merchant 'the Individual and
the Banker of this section.
We get the Cottoa Markets by wire continuously through
the day and will furnish markets to any one desiring them eith-
er in' person or by phone. We assist the farmers in making
sales of cotton and when market is not satisfactory tickets can
be left with us to sell-wherj desired price can be obtained. We
make no charge for these services.
We have Commodious Vaults and Abundant Rcom for the
Deposit of Valuable Papers.
For those-that have money that they wish to draw inteiest
we will find Good Real Estate Paper that will pay 8 per cent.
This is a much better rate than Banks pay on Certificates. We
have done this class of business for our customers for many
i years and have never made a bad loan nor lost them a dollar
We have the Best Individual Depositors' Combination
Pocket Bank Book In existence. Open an account with us and
ttsk for one of these Substantial- Books.
W Trfn.f1 In t.VlO TTnVmHlUnr rt mi. m 1 -I . ttt.
ji uui vivjr buu v utility ; vve
ought to Lead in Business. We Refer to All Who Know Us.
Your patronage is Solicited Strictly upon our Merits. We
would be Pleased to have your Banking Business and will
Handle it most efficiently.
ROOKE SMITH A COMPANY
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Mayes, Will H. Daily Bulletin. (Brownwood, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 120, Ed. 1 Friday, March 5, 1909, newspaper, March 5, 1909; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth345780/m1/4/: accessed February 17, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Howard Payne University Library.