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To-sioht the Second Kegiment
band will give tbeir last concert for
the Beason and hope to have a good
The crops in the Cedar Hill
neighborhood are only fair to mid
dling, while those of Pleasant Hill
are but little better.
Fakstehs bring your cotton to
Brenham. Here the highest market
price is paid and you have a number
of large and varied stocks of goods
to select from.
The building committee of the
First Baptist Church have sub-
' scribed already $3,400 towards their
church fund for the erection of a
a handsome church edifice.
It has been suggested that the
Board of Trustees elect a male
teacher to assist in the public school
to fill the vacancy caused by the
resignation of Miss Traynham.
The delegates to the colored
people's convention at Houston left
on the east bound Central Monday.
Washington county is entitled to
14 delegates which is the vote that
the four that went down will cast.
A eaileojj) to Velasco with Bren
ham for its northern terminus would
bring thousands of dollars hefe
every month that .would be spent
with the retail merchants. It would
help the hotels, make Brenham a
good distributing point for whole
Tuesday night some one threw a
rock into the headlight of the Santa
Fe switch engine, breaking it all to
pieces. The train men say they are
greatly annoyed by a crowd of boys
who are constantly jumping on and
off the engine, or doing some devil
ment in the yards.
In the case of C. T. Hplvey vs. L.
Lasch, suit for rent, which was re
ported in Wednesday's Baiweb, as a
verdict having been given for the
plaintiff, we have since been in
formed that an offset of $12.00 was
allowed, which is mentioned in jus
tice to Mr. Lasch.-
Mrs. Mollie Keddixg, of Corsi
cana, died at the residence of Mr.
and Mrs. E. L. Salley, between four
aud five o'clock yesterday afternoon.
She was a sister of Mrs. Salley, and
was here on a visit when stricken
with typhoid fever. Her husband
was sent for and arrived here in
time to be with her during the last
few hours of her illness. Her remains
were taken to Corsicana on the east
bound Central last night.
The Colored Catholic Orphanage
at Independanceis now having quite
a busy .time combatting charges of
mismanagement made against it by
colored children of the institution.
The establishment of the orphanage
was an experiment, and the people
are waiting patiently to see the re
sult of the investigation now on
foot Galveston Argus, (colored
These are half a dozen young
mothers witn naif a dozen or more
babies at our boarding house, all
pretty and ranging from the crawl
ing age on up to the cute two-year-
old prattlers, and it was a sinister,
selfish single boarder who got off
the cheap witticism about turning
the house into a nursury and start
ing a kinder-garten in connection,
for we have not the remotest idea
that the genial proprietor contem
plates anything of the kind.
Scalding showers are injuring the
cotton crop in Louisiana.
Kansas has harvested 60,000,000
bushels of wheat this year.
Mark Twain is said to allow him
self three hundred cigars a month.
Secretary Foster says the govern
ment has plenty of money on hand
It is rumored that Tillman, cashier
of the Falls City (Ky.) bank, fled to
The European investors are turn
ing again to American railway
It takes about three seconds for a
message to go from one end of the
Atlantic cable to the other.
Since 1881 Baltimore has wel
comed 12,000 Kusian Jews, who now
publish a newspaper with 1200 sub
scribers. "I stand to-day precisely where I
iave always stood with the demo
cratic party, right or wrong." Sena
South Dakota boasts the posses
sion of the largest artesian well in
the world. It shoots water 150 feet
above the surface.
Twenty-four seamen deserted
from the Pensacola, as they don't
want to go to China on the vessel,
thinking her unseaworthy.
The census of Alaska shows 31,
000 inhabitants, a decrease of 2000
in ten years. The whites and
Chinese have, however, increased.
It is well to remember that an over
fed pig is very poor property, and
an over estimated man is of about
the same value to the community.
Austin needs a city hall.
The Talmage college at Alvin
will soon be completed.
Wharves at Velasco to cost
(S15,000 have been commenced.
Tvler has three canning facto
ries and a large steam tannery.
All tho northern part of Faulk
county, was burned on Saturday.
The cotton seed oil mill at Pal
estine has received new machinery.
New corn meal retails at SO
cents a bushel at Victoria.
Louis Callan has sold the Cole
man Voice to J. H. Tucker.
The Sunday law in Greenville,
Hunt county, is beinjr rigidly en
Marshall will have a meeting
Jfriday night to organize a military
The grocery store of Jacob Is
rael in Corsicana, was burned Sun
Tyler claims 10,000 population
and has an efficient system of elec
A man was arrested twice in
one day, at Hillsboro last week, for
Three new storehouses are
being built at Appleby, one dwelling
and one church.
The grade on the Hearne and
Brazos vallov railway is about com
pleted to Mumford.
The Picayune says the Beeville
gins are turning out an average of
thirty bales per day.
Work on the new depot and
section house was commenced last
Monday at Cameron.
Tramps are arrested for vagran
cy, duly fined and put to work on
the streets at Taylor.
Poisonous gas was struct in a
well in Austin recently and came
near killing two men.
In Texas the acreage in cotton
this year is said to be 10 per cent
greater than last year.
The fat men's association met
in Galveston Monday. "Uncle Joe
Boff ought to join them.
-Harvy Jones shot his sweet
heart, Lucinda Washington, at
Houston, Tuesday night.
The fifth vacant house burned
at San Antonio in the last month,
was burned Sunday night.
For several days the receipts
of cotton in Yoakum have been over
one hundred bales per day.
The Cuero Bulletin says cotton
is coming in rapidly from distances
and selling at $2.40 per 100.
The commerce Journal thinke
cotton in that section will yield
about half a bale to the acre.
A dead man was found in
Houston Saturday night with noth
ing about him to identify him.
Dudley Moreland had his leg
badly broken while driving a hay
press at Black Jack Thursday.
The contract has been let for
the erection of the new Cumberland
Presbyterian church at Austin.
A large number of fine horses
are now in training at Belton for the
races at the coming Bell county fair.
Jno. Bond, at Sherman; on five
charges of assault with intent to
murder, has been released on $4,500
Jas Kelly, of Galveston, tried
to go out by the morphine route
Saturday night, and is under treat'
There are about 25,000 acres of
vacant land in the southern portion
of Floyd county subject to home
stead. The Wharton, cotton crop it is
estimated will reach one bale per
acre. A pretty good average crop
Saturday's cotton receipts at
Galveston showed an increase of
1718 bales more than on the same
date last year.
A block of a dozen frame busi
ness buildings burned at Quannah
Saturday night Loss SGO,000,
D. Carter, a fifteen year old boy
oi El Paso, shot his big toe off with
a shotgun by putting the muzzle on
it and pulling tho trigger.
Thirty young men from Geor
gia and Tennessee arrived at Corsi
cana last week in search of work on
farms. Washington county needs
about 500 such immigrants.
Two little clildren of Austin
county, one a daughter of A. L.
Gibson, the other the son of P.
Bland, were fatally burned while
playing in a cotton house near
Two old residents of Ysleta,
Juan Lopez and Martin A. Podaka,
had a shooting scrape in which the
former was instantly killed. He
was fifty years old. His assailant
went to El Paso and surrendered,
claiming self dofense.
Gainesville had a little sensa
tion during the past week by the
appearance ot a man ana woman
of prepossessing appearance who
claimed to be cousins but registered
as man and wifo and occupied the
sime room. na.man was arrested,
and fined, $50.
The financial agents who were
referred to some days ago in the
Houston Post as offering to lift all
the alien land mortgages in Tesas
at G per cent and substitute Ameri
can for foreign capital are now in
Austin seeking land data, mort
gage statistics and such other infor
mation as is deemed important of
$1,000,000 to $50,000,000. One of
these gentlemen having been ac
corded an interview with Governor
Hogg and some of the chiefs of de
partments expresses himself as alto
gether satisfied with conditions in
Texas, as to the lay of land for in
vestment and the protection the
laws give to mortgages. He has
had interviews with real estate deal
ers and created the impression that
he means business and is equipped
to relieve all the alien land money
lenders who are making alien land
law a pretext for oppressing their
On the night of August 77,
three shots were hred into 'jLhot-ip-
son s house in rapid succession at
Victoria. It was soon discovered
that Thompson was a corpse. Sus
picion rested on John Felder and
his half brother, Wade Felder. They
were arrested and placed in jail.
Judge Perkins ordered the grand
jury reconvened. They came to
gether on Monday the 24th instant,
and found indictments against the
two Felders. On Thursday, the 27,
Wade Felder was put upon his trial
and a strong circumstantial case
made by the State. The case was
went to the jury at 10 o'clock on
Friday night. On Saturday morn
ing they returned a verdict of guil
ty of murder in the first degree with
the death penalty. A jury was em
panelled in John Felder's case in the
fornoon.e and by 6 o'clock p. m.
and returned a verdict of guilty of
murder m the hrst degree with the
death penalty. Thus, inside of two
weeks from the commission of the
crime, tho mt.-hniery of justice be
ing regularly unrated, we have two
murderers cir.!emned to suffer the
death penalty. Thompson was
among the best of the colored citi
zens and some of his friends em
ployed Judge Sam A. Wilson so as
sist Disrrict Attorney Polley in the
prosecution, the defendants being
well represented by Messrs. Whit
man & Dickinson.
Cotton and Cattle
Produces the materials which
properly combined form
Absolutely the purest cook
ing article in the world.
Made from the highest refined
cotton-seed oil, raised only
in the South and equal to the
most delicate olive oil, to
gether with choicest selected
is the finest article in the
world for frying of all kinds
Potatoes, Fish, Eggs, Meat,
Oysters, Croquettes, Dough
nuts, Griddlecakes, etc., etc.,
and it is also the cheapest.
Made only by
K. K. FAIRBANKS. CO.,
ST. LOUIS, MO.
And forsaleby all first class Grocers.
TBE FALL SEAM
W iU m
Mr. W. A. Hosking of Liverpool,
has just invented an electric ballot
counter and detector machine, which
is now on exhibition in London.
The young King of Servia is one
of the best educated boys in the
country, and at 15 years old is ad
mittedly a marvel in mathematics.
A recent visitor to California
tells a Chicago reporter that Mrs.
Langtry's 5000 acreB of land on the
Pacific slope have increased ten fold
Secretary Hanson of the Knights'
of Labor has issued a special notice
requesting all branches of organized
labor to use unionmade boots and
P. D. Armour is the largest indi
vidual commercial operator in the
world. His transaction last year
reached the enormous aggregate of
The last decedant of the Maid
of Orleans, according to foreign
papers, diedrocently in France. He
was an inspector in the commissary
The big rubber syndicate, of which
Gonzales DeGouderiz,was organizer
in Havre and Para, has suspended
operations, and the corner in rubber
has been broken.
Seven large steamships sailed
from New York for Europe one day
recently two for Liverpool, and one
each lor .Havre, Kotterdam, Bremen,
Glasgow and Hamburg.
Two excursion trains on a French
railway recently came in collision,
the result being 200 persons killed
or injured. This is about equal to
anything we do in this countr.
Where want of confidence or only
half confidence rule the home, happi
ness trast are exiles. A man is not
obliged to tell all his business affairs
day by day to his wife nor a woman
to lay before her husband the full
diary of her domestic evants. But
there should be implicit trust born
of complete confidence in all larger
matters; and events should never be
half told, to bo wholly sprung un
Help the Church Fund.
The Baptist Church in this city was Or
ganized just 45 years ago. Brenham was
then a village of 200 inhabitants- It is
now a flourishing town morally and ma
terially of 7,000 population. As an or
ganized body and as individuals they
have contributed something to this growth
by aiding every worthy enterprise yet in
augurated. The building they now occu
py is positively unsafe. They cannot use
it any longer. They have, therefore, de
termined to build a house that will be
creditable alike to themselves and the
city. This is the first appeal this Church
hasever made for aid. You areldndly
urged to fill this coupon with whatever
amountyou can give to this worthy object
and send it to MRS. M. E. GROVES,
treasurer of the Building Committee. A
list of all who contribute to the building
fund will be framed and placed in the
building, that future . generations, may
know who aided in the good work.
Oar Mr. Harrison is now in
the Eastern markets and has writ
ten us that his selection of good
this season will surpass anythin
tnat has ever come to BrenhamS
e were aware of the fact that
On demand ...promise to pay to the
Treasurer of the Building Committee of Bren
ham Baptist Church,$. mm
for the purpose ol erecting a new house of
Six or eight nice residences for
rent at Independence, with from
four" to 100 acres of land in connec
tion. House and garden from S3 to $8
per month. Good educational ad
vantages, free school and college
convenient. T. C. Clay.
Liquors! Liquors I Liquors!
Jnst received one car load liquors,
consisting of Alcohol, brandy, gin,
blackberry brandy, whiskey all
grades in barrels, halt barrels
and in b" and 10 gallon kegs.
Wholesale liiqnor Dealer.
tips! Lip I Lipors
Just received two car loads li
quors, consisting of Brandies, Gins,
Blackbery Brandy, French Cog
nac Whiskey all grades in bar
rels, hall barrels and 10 and 5 gal
Ion kegs. F. Kbentzun,
Wholesale Liquor Dealer.
The undersigned having bought the interest
of Schulze & Amsler in the old Giesecke Bak
ery, will hereafter conduct the business in his
own name, and solicits the patronage of the
people of Brenham and surrounding country.
Will keep on hand at all times a full supply of
fresh Groceries, Bread, Pies, Calces, Candies,
Tobacco and Cigars. Give me a trial.
NOTHING LIKE IT!
Stood is thiober than -water,
Bod most be kept pore to
taBort good health.
Bwar'fl Spbcotc is natores leawdy
for this purpose.
R nover to fails eUmnate tho impar
tioa and build op the general heultk.
There is only one Swift's Specific,
and there is nothing like it
Be sure and get the genuine.
Treatise on Blood and Skin Diseases
The Swift Specific Co., Attaata, Ga t
SAMUEL J. STILES,
Attorney - at - Law,
. Brenham, Texas.
t.Prompt attention given to all business.
S. H. GOODIiETT,
Office With T. B. Bolt's, over Herman's
Furniture Stere. Special attention given to
J. D. CAMPBELL.
B. E. I'ENSIOTOS.
CAMPBELL & PENNINGTON.
EQiOfflce over Heber Stone's Bank.
Will practice in Washington and adjoin
inc counties. Abstracts of titles carefully
owing to the increase of duty on
goods it would cause so great an
influx that importers would not
be able to hold them at high tar
iff prices, and we have been right
in our conjecture and in spite of
the talk of merchants all over the
country that goods were higher
on account of the McKinley bill,
still we have bought our entire
5 to 40 Per fat .
Cheaper than they were before
the increase of duty went into ef
fect. Would you like to know
how we managed it ? We went
to market with the ready money
to buy our stock, which alone
means a saving of 25 per cent.;
and as we do a cash business we
are always enabled to sell goods
cheaper than any house in Wash
ington County. We now fully
realize the fact that on account of
the prevailing LOW PEICE of
that the people look for us to sell
them goods at a closer margin
And We Will Do It
After looking through our
stock and getting PEICES you'll
agree with us that goods WERE
NEVEE SO CHEAP.
THESE ARE FACTS.
It is only a few months before our firm will
merge into the
arrisoo Dry wis mm
and to facilitate matters our stock must be re
duced. So loose no opportunity and save your
money by buying your goods from