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On to Velasco,
The Utile son of Mr.
A. X!. Koch
,- is quite sick.
The railway connection to Velasco
is the hope of Brenham.
Two of Mr. Fritz Harms children
are quite sick with the typhoid fever.
The upward tendency of cotton
has the effect of bringing it in in a
It takes work to build up a city,
and not enough people are working
Me. Abe Habbison returned from
New York Tuesday night, after an
absence of five weeks.
Miss Geobgia Slateb left yesterday
to accept a position as teacher in one
of the schools at Temple.
Parties here who desire to build
on their Velasco property are ex
periencing trouble getting lumber.
WINEOFCAKOUL aTonlofol Women.
Phe Santa Fe folks are talking of
Itting .on a train to run between
tenham and Navasota, which
would be a great convenience to
Me. Fritz Ftnke recently celebra
ted the 15th anniversary of his mar
riage, at his home a few miles in the
country, and quite a number from
here went out and enjoyed his hos
pitality. De.Xiocehabt of Chappell Hill,
was in the city Tuesday, having
recently returned from a trip to the
northern lakes where he spent some
time for his health, returning much
In the case of Harvey Hurbert
and wife vs. the G. 0. & S. F. K'y
suit for the value of a cow killed by
the train, before Justice Curry
Tuesday, verdict was rendered for
the plaintiff for 30.
There will be a grand feast at
Woodworths' School House, in
Henry Sanders pasture three miles
east of Brenham, Sunday Sept. 13th
Everybody invited to attend. There
will be music, dancing, etc
Me. Bobt Tampions little Bon
Boberfc Earl, one year old, died at
6:30 "Wednesday evening of cholera
infantum, at the home of its grand
mother, Mrs. S. C. Tampun, on
North Market street in this city.
Dr. A. JP. Silltjian, of San Felipe,
a frequent visitor to this city and
well and favorably known here, is
quite sick at the home of his daugh
ter in Jewett, and a Houston Post
special says, is not- expected to live.
BLACK-DRAUGHT tea cures Constipation.
Misses "Willie and Fat Goode,
of Bellville, and Miss Mattie Camp
ball, of Chappell Hill, the last
named sister of J. D. Campbell,
Esq-, are here on a visit to relatives
and friends, the guests of the family
of J. D. Campbell, Esq.
The public schools opened in al
most every town in the State last
Monday, except Brenham. Our
schools will open next Monday, Sep
tember 7th, a clear loss of time of
one week. Query: "Will teachers
receive one months pay for three
Mr. 0. W. Howland, of Independ
ence, came in Monday after Bev. E.
"Ward, whom he carried out to as
sist in the protracted meeting going
on at the Baptist church there. The
meeting commenced the first of last
week and will be continued through
Mrs. "W. H. MuBPHEr left Tuesday
for Tyler to ioin her husband who
for the past few months has been
in business there, and who was for
merly proprietor of the Merchants
ivxenange baioon here. Xhey nave
many friends here who regret to see
About 2:30 o'clock yesterday after
noon the steam gin of Mr. li. Jv.
Felder, near Chappell Hill, was
burned, together with about nine
bales of cotton. Coming as it does
right m the busy season of ginning,
the loss is very great It was not
learned whether it was insured or
The reserved judgment in the
Father F. M. Huhn case was ren
dered by Judge Kirk Tuesday, and
he is required to give bond in the
sum of 1000 for the faithful per
farmance of his trust as master of
John Luke and all others under
Hb charge who are under 14 years
McEIree's "Wine of Cardni
and THEDFOBD'S BLAOK-DBATJGHT
are sold by all. Washington Couny dealers
Me. Jab. Goodlett was hero from
Gay Hill "Wednesday, and reports
that a wind and rain storm visited
that section of the county Tuesday
night and was so severe as to do
great damage to the crops, blowing
cotton all out and beating it in the
ground. No serious casualties were
District court convenes here next
Monday, when Judge Beauregard
Bryan will preside for his first time
in "Washington county, though he
has held court both in Lee and Bur
leson, where, though he had to over
come the prejudice of some on ac
count of his youthrulness, he gave
Cain Sijiox on one side, and Sid
Heaston and Bichard Bouse en the
other, had a difficulty at Dr Luhn's
drug store on the northwest corner
of court square Sunday evening.
Cain took a turn with each of them
and while none were seriously hurt
those who witnessed it say that he
came out first best with both of
The Brenham Oi! mill was started
up for the season Tuesday. A vast
amount of work has been done thero
putting the mill in first class condi
tion before the season opened, and
it is presumed everything is in good
shape for the mill to run on full
time and up to its capacity during
the season. This will add material
ly to the bucket brigade.
The firms of Messrs. F. Kiber and
Simon & Gee, both had merchan
dise on the ill-fated steamer of the
Morgan line "Eldorado," bound
from New York to Galveston, which
was sunk en route a short time since,
and will lose the amount not having
any insurance. Messrs. Simon &
Gees loss amounts to bzbb.uu,
while Mr. Kiber's reaches S200.00.
Quite suddenly and without all
the wire pulling of Mr. Dyrenforth
in "West Texas, old Jupiter Pluvius
opened his flood gates Sunday night
and "blessed Brenham and vicinity
with a copious shower. He may be
a little slow sometimes and doesn't
furnish showers on special order, as
the agricultural bureau will proba
bly shortly engage to do, but he
gets there in his own good time in
this part of the moral vineyard, just
Jno. Thompson, a Zulu Sampson,
who claims to be the strongest man
of the 19th century was performing
wonderful feats of strength in the
bar-rooms yesterday, bending a g
bar of iron across his muscle, lifting
a barrel of whiskey with his teeth,
with a big man on his back at the
same time, and carrying the biggest
man in the crowd, in a chair, with
his teeth, and they didn't look like
good ones either. He was exhibit
ing to the colored people at the city
park last night. "When it come to
muscles Sullivan wasn't "in it" with
Mr. L. K. Creekmoee, formerly
with the Santa Fe bridge gang near
here, is now with a merchant and
farmer at Ella, and was in the city
Sunday and Monday getting up a
crowd of cotton pickers to take up
with him. He got quite a number
to promise to go with him but the
home farmers out bid him and two
representatives of lower Brazos bot
tom farms who were here for the
same purpose and they all made a
water haul. The "Washington county
tanners are paying 50 cents and
board whereas the others offered
50 cents without board.
The Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe
authorities are arranging for the
publication of an atlas for distribu
tion throughout the United States
in which they propose to give an
extensive and complete write up of
the manufacturing industries of a
number of towns on their line,
Brenham among the number, and
have requested the agent to ask the
secretary of the Board of Trade
here to furnish them with the write
up. This is a splendid opportunity
for Brenham to get a "free ad," and
one that she should avail herself of.
All the manufacturing industries
of the city should make it a point
to furnish Mr. Haynes with the data
necessary to make the showing a
"There is no flock, however watched and
But one dead lamb 13 thero
There is no fireside, howsoe'er defended,
But has one vacant chair."
j.n tms case however, the poig
nant grief of Bev. A F. Brauns is
made all the more unendurable by
two vacant chairs. Two weeks ago
he followed the remains of his wife
to the grave, and yesterday at 9:05
o'clock a. m., Augusta G. Brauns,
his six months old infant daughter
breathed her last. Her remains
will be laid beside those of her
mother at Cedar Hill cemetery to
Tuesday evening dark and angry
looking clouds lowered over tho
city a little to the northward, indi
eating a storm, and the heavy thun
der and vivid flashes of lightning
shook the earth itnd lit up the heav
ens with a lurid glare. The rain
which is said to have been heavy
north of hero didn't reach Brenham,
out one stroke of the lightning
came near resulting fatally. A large
postoak in tho yard of Mrs. D. H.
Uaukin was shattered, the shock
knocking Mrs. Bankin down, and su-1
verely shocking Miss Emma Bankin j
Knocking down ana rendering her !
insensible for a few minutes. j
A ROW AT A BALL.
Long Point tlte Scene of an Almost Fatal
Long Point was the scene of a
tragedy Sunday night, in which one
man got his skull fractured and
three others got slightly cut with a
DetaJs of the affair are very mea
gre, but from what the Banner could
learn, it seems that the difficulty
started early in the night at a ball,
which was in progress at the
Grange hall, and was at first con
fined to the Messrs. Neinast, and
was interrupted by Mr. Lucian
Campbell, who insisted that tho ball
room was no place for a difficulty,
and tho wholb party repaired down
stairs to an adjacent blacksmith
shop, and before the people at the
ball had missed tho party the
bloody work had been done, and
Mr. Lucian Campbell had been hit
on the forehead with a sledge ham
mer, sustaining a fractured skull,
while Messrs. Emil and Fritz Nein
ast, and it is said a third brother,
were each cut, one in the neck, one
in the arm and the third one in the
hand, but none of them seriously.
Young S. Campbell, son of J. B.'
Campbell, went to the assistance of
his uncle, who was struck with the
sledge hammer, but it was not
known who did the cutting.
A TEXAS VETERAN DEAD.
H. Cleveland Died at Waco and Inter
One of the pioneers of this coun
ty, a Texan Veteran, has finished his
life work, fought the good fight,
and has gone to join the innumer
able caravan in the land beyond.
The news of the death of Mr. "W.
H. Cleveland, which sad event oc
cured Thursday evening at the resi
dence of his daughter, Mrs. N, D.
Eoe, of Waco, while there en a visit,
was received here with many ex
pressions pf sadness.
Mr. Cleveland was one of the
pioneers of this county, having come
here from Alabama id 1S3S, and has
almost been a continual resident
since that time, until a few months
ago when he left here to reside with
his grand daughter, Mrs. J. C. Mal
lison in Austin. He was 84 years
of age and for more than 60 years
has been a consistent member of
the Baptist church, having been a
member perhaps longer than any
man in Texas.
His remains were brought to this
place for interment Friday evening
on the south bound Santa Fe and
were met at the depot by a large
number of his former friends, who
turned out to pay the last sad tri
bute of respect to his memory.
Put to Sleep at One Blow.
Early Monday morning a copper
colored son of Aztec extraction fresh
from the land of "God and Liberty"
entered Justice Curry's office
and tried to tell Constable Boyd
about being robbed of 300.00 in
his native tongue, whereupon Mr.
Boyd told him that he did not un
derstand Spanish and to go get an
interpreter. It seemed to enrage
the Mexican because Mr. Boyd
could not understand him, and he
offered him an obscene insult. In the
language of the prize ring, Mr.
Boyd "swung" his right suddenly,
and "landed" on the Mexicans crani
um about the temple, where the
skull is the thinest, the Mexican
threw up his dukes, closed his eyes
and went backwards against the
wall and tumbled in a heap on tho
floor apparently as dead as the tra
ditional mackerel, but 30 minutes
time and a bucket of water brought
him around, and he slowly opened
his eyes and gazed around the room
as it he expected to find the build
ing demolished by lightning, which
he evidently thought had struck
him. He pulled himself together
and retired in good order.
First Fall Fight.
The first fall fight of the season
occurred at Kiber's corner Friday
afternoon, the participants being
Henry Thaxton, a clerk in F. Ki
ber's store, and Geo. Wilson, Jr.
The difficulty arose over a trifle of a
bunch of grapes, the boys exchang
ing a few hot words and young Wil
son passsing on. He soon returned
however, and the quarrel was re
newed, when almost simultaneously
they struck at each other, Thaxton
with his fist and Wilson with an um
brella. Wilson had a small orna
mont over his right eye, while Thax
ton caught the force of the blow of
tho umbrella on his hand, one of his
fingers being bruised and his face
scratched slightly by , his antago
nist. Both drew blood on the first
round and it was hard to tell who
had thejDuest of it, when outsiders
A Deser-ecl Promotion.
Miss Willie B. Traynham, who
for tho past two years has been
assistant principal in the Brenham
public school has resigned her posi
tion and accepted a more lucrative
one in the public schools of Galves
ton, for which place she left Mon-
dav to enter unon her duties. Slin
has many friends hore who. while !
they will be glad to learn ol her i
promotion will, regret to see her
leave the city.
EKBNHA3I NEEDS A TANNERY.
A well known stock man said to a
Banner reporter a few days ago that
he was wearing a pair of boots that
cost him fifteen hides to have made.
This struck the reporter as being
too much raw material to give in
exchange for one article manufac
tured out of it, and involuntarily he
exclaimed "that's strange"! when the
gentleman continued. Yes, there
is no tannery here and the hides
must be sola to local dealers at a
low price and they ship them at a
slight advance to commission men
who reap another profit on them
before they reach a tannery third
handed, and then after dress
ing and tanning they go through
two or three hands I presume to
get to the shoe makers, who must
add the cost of his other material
and charge wages for making them,
but about 12 of my hides have gone
into profits for other people while
the three perhaps pay for the boots.
With a tannery here some of these
unnecessary large profits would be
cut off, and it is an industry that is
about as badly needed here as any
Brenham wants a tannery.
WE'VE GOT IT.
The Quintana Times says:
"On to Brenham, should be the
cry of everyone who is interested in
railroad building to Valasco. The
Valasco Terminal should be ex
tended to Brenham by all means as
it would furnish a cheap and
direct line for the large cotton
product that is handled at that
place H brother Bankin of
the Banner will take hold of the
other end of the tow lino
we will soon have an air line be
tween Brenham and Velasco.
The Banner has frequently expa
tiated upon the advantages of a road
from here to deep water at the
mouth of the Brazos, and has no
doubt but that Brenham will do her
share towards building it. It only
needs some one to take the initiative
in the movement. But the Ban
ner has caught the other end of the
tow lines and will pull steadily and
persistently as long as there is any
chance to draw the road this way.
Keep the other end taut brother.
Important to County Teacher's.
The examination of teachers for
county certificates, valid in the coun
ty for the current scholastic year,
will be held September the 3rd and
4th, in the school building, begin
ning at 8:30 a. m., Thursday, Sep-'
tember 3, and it is highly important
that teachers be present promptly,
when the examination begins, other
wise they may be debarred from tho
examination by coming in late.
Teachers who desire to enter the ex
amination must provide themselves
with legal cap paper and pen, as the
answers to questions must be writ
ten in ink. 16 would be well for
teachers to have an intelligent un
derstanding, of chapter XII of the
school law, Digest of 1891, by which
they will see that the examiners can
be convened only at stated times.
The examiners for Washington
county will be in the High school
building, Wednesday morning at 10
o'clock to arrange for the Examina
tion. W. H. Fltnne,
Chm'r. Board of examiners.
New York Outrivals Brenham.
For some time Brenham has en
joyed the distinction of being the
only city in the. world where paper
pulp was manufactured from cotton
seed hulls, and the only thing in
the way to prevent the projectors
from having as good a thing as they
wanted was the high freight rates
to the northern mills, and like Ma
homet and the mountain, the mills
wouldn't come to it, it has gone to
the mills, at least it is being loaded
on the cars here now by the inventor
Mr. Emile Bohn, who will leave
with it Friday for New York where
it will be set up and put in opera
tion by him. There are few places
that could take an industry like this
from Brenham, but New York is one
of them, and New York gets Bren
ham's pulp factory.
A Youns Cyclone.
Near Independence, last Satur
day, during a wind and rain storm
accompanied by hail, a young cy
clone struck the residence of Mr.
B. F. Moreman, who had recently
added an addition to his residence,
and blew half of it down, scat
tering it in his cotton patch around
the house. He was blown out some
little distance himself but fortu
nately escaped without any serious
injury to himself. The hail knocked
out nearly all of his cotton, but did
not extend to any of the adjacent
fields. There was no other building
in the neighborhood injured, and
none less able to stand the loss than
Capt. T. C. Clay of Independence,
was in the city Tuesday and says
that the college opened Monday with
40 students, and that Mr. H. G.
Boberts' family would move thero to
get the benefit of tho school. Mr.
Mr. Jim Boberts and Boswell
will move in a few days.
Cotton will all be gathered in two
weeks and will only turn out a bale
to every three acres. Corn plenty.
Hogg scarce. Free school will opon
tho 1st of October.
A SLIGHT COLLISION.
A Wild Freight Humps a Passenger Train
and Chases It out of the Yard.
Tuesday at noon as the north
bound Kansas City Express was
standing at the union depot on the
Santa Fe, a heavily loaded freight
car thai had been scotched on the
main track up on the bill beyond
the compress, came tearing down at
the rate of 12 or 15 miles per hour,
and considerable alarm was feit for
the probable result as the crowd
contemplated it, crushing into the
rear end of the Pullman sleeper, but
conductor Aiken with careful watch
fulness discovered it uud signaled
engineer McKnight to pull out.
The train consisted of iwo baggage
cars, three passenger coaches and a
heavy sleeper all crowded with pas
sengers, and it was not so easy to
dash off all at once, but tho engineer
gave her all he could and sent the
driving wheels to spinning before
the train moved, but finally got
under way and had gone perhaps
two car lengths when the crash
came, but the cars were going at so
near the same speed then that the
damage amounted , to nothing and
tho shock hurt no one. Tom Mills
throw a pair of platform trucks
under the wheels of the wild car
but they did not derail it or come
anyways near stopping it, and to
avoid a second collision, conductor
Aiken swung on to the wild car and
mounted it to set the brake, but
found that it was out of order and
signaled the engineer to keep out of
the wav, and a lively chase followed,
the car gaining speed with its own
momentum as it went down the
grade, the passenger going over the
first hill at a lively rate to keep
out of the way- The car had gained
such speed that it didn't stop at the
first grade but went over it and
started up the second before it was
stopped. The switch engine was
following in its wake and soon they
all came steaming back. In the ex
citement one lady threw her baby
out of a car window, which fortu
nately was caught by some gentle
man standing near, after which she
rushed out on the plaf form and tried
to leap from the rapidly moving
train and could only be prevented
from the rash act by main force of
more cool male passengers. An
other lady tried to get through a win
dow but was prevented. The
whole affair was quite exciting, for
no more damage to have been done.
Following is the list of marriage
license issued from the County
Clerk's office, for the week ending
Wednesday afternoon, September
the 2nd, 1891:
Stephen Moxey and Eldora Mc
Clellan. Martin Hartman and Bertha
Wiley Felder and Lizzie Lienecoe.
Jas. Shaw and Addie Williams.
Austin Flewellen and Alsie To
iand. Jno. Tanner and Carrie Walker.
Washington Minor dnd Ella
Real Estate Transfers.
Following is the real estate trans
fers recorded in the county clerk's
office during the week ending Wed
nesday evening August 12, 1891.
F. Kiber to A. T. Threadgill .100
acres of the A. Harrington league,
A. Lauraine and wife to A. T.
Threadgill 108 acres in the Jas.
Walker and A. Harrington league,
Giddixgs, Tex., August 31, 1891.
The Sunday law i3 observed here by every
Tho new vault for the court house is near
Hon. J. A. Fields ha3 been confined to his
bed the past week.
Farmers are lowsDirited on account of the
low price of cotton.
Tho new machinery for making dry press
ed brick is turning out exceHentbrick.
The First National bank officials will move
into their new building this week. It is an
ornament to the city.
Giddings wants a railroad from here to
Velasco and is going to have it. The sur
veyors are now making tho preliminary sur
vey. Quito a refreshing shower fell here Friday
afternoon. It was greatly needed, as we
have no artesian well and the cisterns were
nearly all dry.
County Attornoy L H. Bowers has b9en
working up several felony cases for District
.Attorney King at our November term of the
There was an unknown Mexican run over
and killed near hero Sunday night by the
eafrt-bound passenger train on the Houston
& Texas Central railroad.
Assessor Burns has just (returned from an
extended trip to West Texas and says that
Leon county crops will even up with those
of any county in West Texas of its size.
The fifth Sunday meeting of tho Baptist
District Association was closed last night.
Quito a number of visitors from "Washington,
Burleson, rTayctto and Bastrop counties were'
The negro, Georgo Hildebrand. who is in
jail for burglarizing the residence ofF. A.
scnmiQt, in aetauit ot Dond, stole $97 from
Mr. John Parker, ilr. Parker had hi3 money
hidden in his sugar barrel. The negro was
stealing sugar and found the mor.ev. He
also burglarized tho gunsmith shop"of Mr.
Boerne, from whom he took a fine hot .gun,
which he carried into tho woods and covered
up with leaves. He also stole two goldrins
from a young lady and irave them to hii
sweetheart. All the above property has
been recovered. George says that he is will
ing to go, out mat ne intends to taka com
pany with him to Huntsville.
Yoakum is boring an artesian
Corsicana has a new opera
Commerce wants a new passen
Floyd City needs a boot and
Bockdalo is building a cotton
seed oil mill.
Glen Rose, Somerville county,
needs a bank.
The tobacco crop of east Texas
is said to be fine.
The Jiexia Democrat will here
after be issued semi-weekly.
Tho insurance companies are
evacuating the city of Dallas.
The interest tin the Christian
meeting atMilford still continues.
Col. T. R. Bonner one of the
receivers of the I. & G. N. railway
company, died at Tyler Sunday.
The Retail Liquor Dealers' asso
ciation of Texas will hold a state
convention in Austin on Sept- 29th.
Prof. J. M. Carlisle of Ft.
Worth, has been appointed State
Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion. The Valley News says the range
in Bosque county has not been so
good in ten years. Grass and water
Some one tried to wreck a train
near Palestine by placing a piece of
railroad iron across the track, but it
There have been twenty-six ac
cessions to tho church. cDr. Rogers
has given the church a lot, and they
will build at an early date.
Weaver & Wilson's furniture
factory at Sulphur Springs was
burned Sunday night, believed to
be the work of an incendiary.
A respite of the death sentence
against Ed Powell and Jim Leper,
of Gatesville, Coryell county, has
been granted until Sept. 29th.
Collinsville held an election re
cently for the purpose of deciding
whether to incorporate or not. The
vote stood 48 for and 38 against.
Indictments have been found
against a number of lawyers in Na
varro county for the failure to pay
their occupation tax, and thirty of
them are under arrest.
The Pilot Point Post-Mirror
says that section is needing rain.
Vegetation is drying up and rain
would be a good thing for those
wishing to plow for wheat.
A terrific storm passed over
Limestone county Sunday, a meat
market, part of the depot, town
ball, and one residence -being demol
ished at.Mt. Calm. The damage to
crops is inestimable, but very great
Pete Clement, a Paris colored
dude, went to a country entertain
ment and made some disparaging
remarks about the provision for
comfort, when a country negro?
knocked' him silly with a soda pop
bottle clipping one ear entirely oft
W- J. Collins, a blacksmith at
Wynnewood, vin Cook county, was
recently bitten by a mad dog, but
went to Gainesville, where. he suc
cured a madstone, which adhered to
the wound two hours extracting
large quantities of vini3. He ap
prehends no further trouble.
The night clerk of the Union
depot hotel at Dallas, made love to
a country lass, proposed marriage,
got a couple of friends to go through
a mock ceremony at the hotel, and
after staying with her that" night
told her that he guessed the fel
lows were joking the night
before. She was an orphan
girl from Palmer, Ellis county, but
has relatives who wil endeavor to
avenge her wrong by bitter prose
cution if the three can be caught
Several weeks since Mrs. F-
Farmer of Little Rook, Ark., was in
Denison in search of a lost husband.
She departed soon after her arrival
with apparently no success. To
day she put in a second appearance,
and says she has been searching
diligently for the past few months
and has now come to the conclusion
that he was killed on the Missouri,
Kansas and Texas, railway. She
says she has proof sufficient to sub
stantiate these facts, and will imme
diately bring suit against the com
pany for damages.
An Austin News reporter
to ascertain how many Texas plant
ers would avail themselves of the
bounty called on Col. Burke, collec
tor of internal revenue Saturday
and the records of his office show
that the following planters have
taken out licenses and filed their
bonds. E.H.Cunningham, G. Drnely,
J. L. Bonney, L. A. Ellis, Wm. Da
morant, Wm. D. Fields, T. W.
House, G. O. Jarvis, John Lang,
Wm. Masterson, R. B. Willis, Mrs.
B. B. Davis, James Cornell. The
law requires the bond to be about
one-half the amount of the bounty
each planter estimates he will re
ceive. The largest bond is that of
Col. Ed. Cunningham, $60,000 and
the next largest ia that of Col. L.
A. Ellis of Austin, $30,000, and it
is evident these gentlemen expect to
receive 120,000 and $(50,000 respec
tively Ironi the government.