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BRENHAM WEEKLY BANNER.
BRENHAM, TEXAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3d, 1894.
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tal Estate Aen
Office over Hcber Stone's Bank:
9000 acres on G. C.
& S. F. R. R. in Cole
man and Runnels coun
ties, all under fence 350
in cultivation, balance
in pasture, good water.
Price $4 per acre, easy
8000 acres two miles
from Ballinger, all up--der
fence, $6 per acre.
640 acres in Run
nels county $3 per acre
640 acres in Run
nels county $6 per acre.
640 acres 7 miles
south of Ballinger, j?3
320 acres 5 miles
west of Ballinger, $2.50
1,280 acres 12 miles
northeast of Ballinger,
3 per acre.
80 sections in Run
nels, Concho, Coleman
and Coryell counties;
will sell in lots to suit.
64,000 acres in the
counties of Schleicher
and Sutton counties,
$1.25 per acre.
Fair, blight thoughts and fancies (Widen
Haunt the window where my soul
Sits alone, in prison holden.
Yet def j-ins mr control.
1 can hear their tones of sweetness,
And sometimes I catch a word.
Bat the song in its completeness
Kever mortal car has heard.
Through the sash, with glow and glimmer.
Faces peep, as fair as day:
But I only see the shimmer.
As the whito wings lift awy.
Once I thought to cage and bind them
With the fetters of a rhyme;
But,alast I cannot find them
I shall neTer make them minel
-Ninette M. Lowater in Arkansaw Traveler.
Libraries for Farming Communities.
I do not know who secured the law
to establish township libraries in In
diana, but may every blessing rest on
him, for ho did a wonderful work, and
the man or committee who selectedilie
bocks had a genius for the task which
rose to an inspiration. How rjaany
rainy days, how many lops winter
evenings, how many noon hours did 1
spend in poring over the Abbott his
tories, the narratives of travel, and
those books in wL.jh scientific princi
ples were popularly explained!
The recollections of the vast benefit
and pleasure I derived from that little
library a mere handful of books to
which I trudged a lonj. -stance through
rain and snow to get an occasional cov
eted volume, leaves the firm conviction
in my mind that the benevolence and
wisdom of man cannot devise a more
beneficent instrumentality than some
general scheme whereby instructive and
entertaining books may be made readi
ly accessible to the youth of the rural
portions of our country. John W.
Bookwalter in Forum.
One Merchant's Hold Stroke.
This story is told of one of the lead
ing dry goods men of New York: He
was carrying a heavy stock of fine mil
linery goods when the round topped
derby hat for women became suddenly
fashionable. The market was Hooded
with them, and they were regarded as
the only thing to be worn on the head.
This merchant foresaw a great loss on
bis stock of millinery, and decided to
prevent it He first bought up all the
derby hats he could and then adver
:ised them extensively, offering them
for sale at ridiculously low prices.
The result was that the derby fell
into disfavor among fashionable women
at once, and he saved his market tor
his more expensive goods. It is by
strokes such as this and the careful
watching of the market and feeling of
the popular poise that fortunes are
made by the few extremely successful
merchants. Brooklyn Life.
Settlers are pouringjinto Minard
A new bank is to be started at
There is not a prisoner in the
Panola county jail. .
Deer hams are selling at Vernon
at 25 cents apiece.
The next State Saengerfesfc will
meet in Dallas next May.
Representative Jno. T. Curry,
of Canton, is for Chilton first, Cul
The mill and pin of R. S. Wil
lis, at Crockett, was destroyed by
hre Monday night.
The saloon of Geo. M. Curtis,
at Rockwall, was burglarized Mon
day night of over 8400. -4
a. section nana whose name was
.. . , , .-
unknown was killed by a freight
train near Caldwell Sunday.
Sunday night H. T. McCaller's
stock of merchandise was burned.
Loss 4000. A small house near by
was also burned.
A man named McFarland was
found dead near Quannah Monday
by a party of antelope hunters, shot
through the left breast.
At Cooper one day recently
Kirk Jackson was knocked in the
head with a billiard cue by a bar
tender named Armstrong.
An epidemic of mimngitis or
spotted fever is raging at Duffau,
three cases of which have resulted
fatally within the last few days.
A colored man was fatally
burned at Duffau, Erath county,
Monday He fell in the fire during
a fit and was dead when found.
The store of J. H. Phillips at
St. Jo, was burglarized Monday
night and about S90 worth of jewel
ry and other goods were taken.
At Sherman Frost Hutchcraft,
convicted of an assault to murder
Marshal Blaine was recently granted
a now trial and has been released on
"Work has begun on the Colum
bia tap road to improve it. The
track is said to be the worst piece of
road in the world. This line con
nects with the Brazos branch to
The general merchandise store
of Howell & Howell, located at
Ohisholm, eight miles north west of
Terrell, burned Sunday night to
gether with the entire stock of:
goods. The postoffice was also con
sumed with its contents.
They had a 36 hours rain at
Bartlett winding up with a storm
Sunday night which blew down a
photograph gallery and upset the
Democrat office. All the type was
pied and the issue of the paper will
be delayed for several days.
Saturday about 1 o'clock, at Fort
"Worth, while some negro children
were playing with fireworks on Xorth
First street, the clothing of one of
them, a three year old child, caught
fire and the child was literally roast
ed alive. It is said that the grown
negroes run from the child instead
of rendering assistance. A negro
porter at D. C. Munster's saloon
finallv went to the child and smoth
ered the flames, and was considera
bly scorched. The child died in two
hours after the accident
About six days since an obstruc
tion was discovered on the Cotton
Belt track in Richland bottom, bv
the section gang while returning
from work, about 6:30 p. m. and re
moved just before the east-bound
passenger train came along. Offr
cers were put to work on the case.
and Sunday Bob Story was arrested
near Furdom on a warrant charging
mm witn complicity m an attempt to
wreck a passenger train, and he was
brought in Sunday night and lailed.
Story made a full confession, impli
cating three others. He gives no
reason for attempting such a diabol
ical deed, but it is supposed to haie
been for the purpose of robbery.
There was rather a romantic
marriage about three miles from Alto
on the 27th inst. Miss Onio Todd,
a lady of fifteen, was married to one
George Cruisner, age seventeen
years. When the ceremony was per
formed there was three young men
from the neighborhood present, each
armed with the legal papers and anx
ious to become the husband of the
fair one. A fifth suiter, Earnest
Williams of Jewett, Tox., failed to
appear until after Miss ,Onio was
Mrs. Cruisner. He came, however,
and remained until yesterday, when
ho returned to his home at Jewett,
and Mrs. Cruisner deserted hor hus-
bend of ten days and left on the
north-bound train. The three more
unfortunate suiters also left with
them, presumably for the same des
The commissioners at Beaumont
on the 17th awarded the contract
for the new courthouse to J. M.
Brown for $3S,S00 to be built of St.
Louis pressed brick, trimmed with
The contracfc'.for' supplying the
penitentiary at Huntsville with beef
for the ensuing year has been let to
J. W. Williams at 53.22 per hundred
Ribbon cane has proved to be
very prolific on the irrigable farms
near Batesville and there is talk of
erecting a molasses mill there.
Ranchmen in all rjortions of
Southwest Texas reoort the entire
section infected by wolves, cayotes
and other depredating fauna.
The four Garza prisoners cap
tured on the Mexican side the other
day were summarily shot upon their
arrival at New Laredo.
The Dallas fair association, it is
said, is unable to pay its indebted
ness, and if It fails to settle up, it
may not be repeated.
The grippe at Bryan has made
its appearance in its worst form, a
prominent attorney there having his
mind affected by it.
At Flatonia Saturday night
John Bacca wns Rrint. and Wiled bv
Antone Bohnslav, who was arrested
Mrs. -Stonta, a lady of Waco,
en route from the Citv of Mexico.
was discovered at Laredo to be in
A report from Temple last Sat
urday night says three negro men
were killed and one woman wounded.
Tank Kee's gift of his library,
consisting of 3S,000 volumes to the
State of Texas, was no meagre gift.
Jas. Foster, claiming to hail
from Houston was arrested at Bryan
Sunday charged with burglary.
Nelson the inmate of the poor
house at Belton whose throat was cu
last week, died Saturday night.
The survey of the Trinity, Cam
eron & Western railroad was made
through Hearne last week.
The gin of Clay Bros, burned
recently at Rogers, Bell county, in
volving the loss of 825,000.
H. Phillmore was knocked
down and robbed on the streets of
Houston Saturday night.
Mr. Geo. Brown, of Matagorda,
has shipped one carload of syrup to
Houston up to date.
- Over 100,000 pounds of pecans
have been shipped from Fredericks
burg this season.
The steel rails for the Velasco
and Houston railroad have arrived
The Ft. Worth packing com
pany has increased its capital stock
The Dallas electric light com
pany has increased its capital stock
Tho Texas State Grange has re
sources of about $10,000 above its
Gause has shipped to date 11-17
bales of cotton and 515 tons of cot
Work on the new 84,000 brick
express office at Palestine is pro
gressing. The Texas & Pacific railroad
company will erect a repair shop in
A small sack of sand containing
quicksilver is being exhibited at
The Gonzales gin and oil com
pany has been chartered. Capital
One of the school buildings at
Flatonia was burned Saturday
One day last week a large im
migrant train passed through Flato
nia. Hale county is receiving a large
number of emigrants from Arkan
sas. Clay county took first premium
on fat cattle at St. Louis, Dec. 11.
Crockett is to have a S1200
school bouse and a national bank.
Hunters return daily to Whar
ton, laden with ducks and geese.
The four-year-old son of Bob
Barrett, while playing in the office
of his grand father, Dr. Barrett, at
Gainesville Monday, swallowed 18
arsenic pills and died in a few min
utes afterward in great agony.
Fire in the compress Monday
evening at Temple destroyed forty
bales of cotton and damaged a great
many more. The weighing sheds
and a part of the platform was
Just received, one car lond.
of all in Leavening Power.
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Lady (to deaf butcher) Well, Air.
Smallbones, how do you find yourself
Smallbones Well, I'm pretty well
used up, mum. Every rib's gone, they've
almost torn me to pieces for my shoul
ders, and I never had such a run on my
legs. London Tit-Bits.
An English writer asserts that no mat
ter what species of oysters are placed in
the English beds, where the natives are
in excess, they very soon, "by inter
breeding, become of a uniform character,
the descendants being all practically
An extraordinary feature in the career
of beds is their undergoing the process of
baptism before being used. This cere
mony is performed by the Bonian Cath
olics at the present day, who say that
the bells thus receive power to act as
preservatives against thunder and light
ning and storms. An humbler rite is
observed in the Protestant church, and
the celebrations which take place are
more of a jovial than a religious charac
In the towns and cities of Chili all the
shopping of any consequence is done in
the evening. In Santiago the stores are
open till midnight, and during the hot
afternoon, when everybody takes 3
siesta, they are locked up.
Petroleum superseded vegetable oils
for lighting purposes in India, and is be
ing gradually driven out itself by ths
electric light, owing to th9 peculiar fit
ness of the latter for use in hot climates.
To temper earthenware which is to
be used for baking, put the dishes in
cold water over the fire and bring them
gradually to the boiling point. When
the water boils ariiiiJ them remove
them from the fire and let them re
main in the water till it becomes cold.
In North Carolina garnet crystals ara
sometimes come across, which, though
not fine enough for gems, weigh as much
as twenty poinds each and may be cut
into dishes or :ups measuring from three
to six inches across. Tons of them are
crushed to mae "emery" and ths sand
paper calVf' ' rarnet papa- "
A bloody tragedy was enacted
at Detroit, Red River county, Satur
day afternoon. Jim Garner, a
young man of that place, and Geo.
Blackburn, a farmer who lived on
Blossom Prairie, between whom had
blood existed, met, and got to drink
ing. Thev finally went into a back
room and enjoyed in a game of po
ker. They were there some time,
when a dispute arose. Blackburn
slashed at Garner with his knife,
cutting through his overcoat, dress-
coat and the skin, barely drawing
blood. Garner seized a hatchet and
drove the poll into Blackburn's
head, crushing it in a fearful man
ner. Blackburn lived only a few
hours. Garner got his horse and
In an interview with Hon. Shel
by W. Strange, representative from
Bell, Milam and Robertson counties
says he is for Mills first, last and all
the time, unless his constituency in
struct him otherwise, which he does
not think will be the case. He has
the first man to meet yet in Bell
county who is opposed to Mills, and
from what he has heard from Milam
and Robertson counties there will
be no opposition to Mills. He is in
full accord with Mills on all the is
sues of the democratic party, and
thinks that his long and faithful
services entitle him to a seat in the
United States senate.
FOR DYSPEPSIA, ?
Indigestion, and Stomach disorders, use
imowx's mox BITTERS.
All dealers keep it. SI per bottle. Genuine has
trade-mark and crossed red lines or. wrapper.
A preacher with the big head is a
man the devil likes to look at.
To Build Up
Your System and restore
Invigorate your Liver and
Purify Your Blood
Strengthen your Nerves and
Give an Appetite
Take that Excellent Medicine,
P. P. P.
Prickly Ash, Poke Root and Potassium.
The music palace of the World's
Fair is to cost one hundred thous
Of the 1SS members of the Inter
national Congress of Geologists at
Washington, sixty-three were from
U. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
Late millets RhmiTd ifi, i.
pushed or marketed.
Abbott's East Indian Corn Paint cures all
Corns, Warts and Bunions.
Tho lumber trade is at a stand
still. For Over Fifty Tearo-
Mxs. "Wixslows booTHrso bTRUP his been
used lor over fifty years by millions of
mothers for their children while teething,
with perfect success. It soothes tho child,
coftens the gums, allays all pain, cures wind
colic, and is the best remedy for Diarrhoea.
It will relieve the poor little sufferer imme
diately. Sold by druggists in every parrt of
the world. Twenty-five cent3 a bottle. Be
sure and ask lor Mrs. "Winslow's Soothing
Syrup," snd take ne-other kind.
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Telecranhinsr is soon eomrr to ha
made very cheap.
TjaGrinpe Once Slore.
Marsden's Fecforal Ba'm is an unfailing;
cure for this dread disease. Begin using the
Balm immediately upon discovering the
presence of the disease. It never fails to
Reginald de Koven is composing
Tho Greatest Strike.
Amon" tho great strikes, that of Dr.
Miles in discoverins his 2Tew Heart Cure,
has proven itself to Te one of the most im
portant. The demand for it has become as
tonishing. Already the trcatm' at of heart
disease is being revolutionized, and many
unexpected cures effected. It soon relieves
snort breath, liuttenng, pains in side, arm,
shoulder, weak and hunerv suells. ODnres-
sion, swelling ot ankles, smothering and
neart aropsy. ur. Milts' book on .Heart ana
Nervous Diseases, free. The unequaled
New Heart Cure is sold and guaranteed by
Jos. Tristram, agent, also his Restorative
Nervine for headache, fits, sprees, hot
flashes, nervous chills, opium habit, etc.
Business is never dull with a good
Miles' JNerve and .Liver Pills
Act on a new principle regulating the
liver, stomach and bowehi through the
nerves. A new discovery. Dr. Miles' Puis
speedily cure biliousness, bad taste, torpid
liver, piles, constipation. Unequaled for
men, women, children. Smallest, mildest,
surest! 60 doses, 25 cts. Samples free, at
Jos. Tristram's drue store.
You can't tell who belongs to God
by looking over the church register.
In winter more exercise is required for the
body than in summer.
Wear warm underclothing; material ot
open texture is preferable.
Avoid catching cold, but should you de
velop a cough take immediate steps to get ridt
The most effective remedy for cougbs or
colds is Marsden's Pectoral Balm ; it is pleas
ant to take and never fails to cure.
Ask your druggist for it, and don't be per
suaded to take any other instead.
Erasures on account books ara
sure signs of a big scrape coming.
Don't worry your friends and family with
that worn and faded appearance. Git a
bottle of Creole Female Tonic. It will
change your pallid cheeks to the rosy hue of
There are plenty of mean men in
the world; the idea is to avoid them.
A HUSBAND'S MISTAKE.
Husbands too often permit wives, and
parents their children, to suffer from head
ache, dizziness, neuralgia, sleeplessness, fits,
nervousness, when by the use ot Dr. Miles5
Restorative Nervine such serious rcoulta
could easily be prevented. Druggists every
where say it gives universal satisfaction, and
has an immense sale. Woodworth.& Co.,
of Fort Wayne, Ind.; Snow & Co., of
Svracuse, N. T.; J. C. Waif, Hillsdale,
llich.; and hundreds of others say "It is tho
greatest seller they ever knew." It contains
no opiates. Trial bottles and fine book on
Nervous Diseases, free at Jos. Tristram's
The school of experience is not a
free school. We have to pa our
Sugar Chill Cure Is a sate and pleasant
remedy for Chills and Fever, perfectly taste
less. Sold on a guarantee. Don't 'fail to
try it at Dr. Jos. D. Rogers.
If there is death in your heart
there will be death in your life.
liradfield's 1'einale Regulator
should be used by the young woman, she
who suffers from any disorder peculiar to her
sex, and at change of life is a powerful tonic;
benefits all who use it. Sold by all druggists
People never get the big head be
cause they know too much.
For Malaria, Liver Trou
ble, or Indigestion,use
BROWN'S IRON BITTERS
The man who is not a blessing to
his brother robs him of a God-giver