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BRENHAM, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 1897.
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On the subject of corrupt politics
the Atlanta Journal prints this rath
er striking paragraph:
"If the special correspondent of
the New xorfc Sun who has been in
vestigating Delaware politics is to
be believed, morality is at a low ebb
in that state. He states that not
only is the balance of power held by
voters who are openly on the msr
iet, but that political corruption has
even crept into the churches. One
-church in Kent county received a
donation of S3UU from the republi
can corruption fund and the pastor
was hired for $S a day to work for
the republican ticket. When the of
ficers of another church 'were ap
proached by the republican strikers
they agreed to go over in a body to
the republican party if they were
given S1.000 wherewith to pay a
mortgage. There was much bag
ging over the proposed bargain and
.finally the pious brethren closed the
trade tor two-thirds the sum they
originally asked. The Sun's xor
respondent tells of a member of
class leaders and other prominent
church members who were supplied
with money for the purchase of
Totes and used it for that purpose."
Among tbotie who accepted bribe
according to this report, were
preachers, hwyers, physicians, bank
ers and merchants. If onehalf what
this correspondent tells is true
Delaware is the nest of more politi
cal villainy than can be found in any
other equal area in this country.
The Texas Stcck Journal stales
that most of the agricultural so
cieties and kindred organizations'
spend too much time trying to teach
the farmers how to raise products
and too little in discussing the best
means of disposing of them to ad
vantage. The former can be learned
through the medium of the nuni'er-.
ons and efficient journals scattered
broadcast throughout the country,
and by following the methods of the
most successful farmers in each
community. But how to realize
living prices after mother earth has
yielded her rich stores is where the
trouble comes in. The East Texas
fruit growers, the "Waller county
melon raisers and the coast country
berry and truck raisers have organ
ized for the purpose of placing their
products in the hands of proper
parties in suitable markets to enablo
them to realize full value. So far
as known the plan has worked well
and their methods might a'dvan
tageously be enquired into and fol
lowed by communities in other parts
of the state.
Harrison Dry Goods Company.
The Baltimore Sun makes bold
the assertion that there is the strong
est desire on the part of conserva
tive democrats to see the republican
:jrty mafco the best use of its vie
tory and apply it for the benefit of
the whole people, although its past
record naturally suggests to many
2io little distrust upon the subject.
There seems to be a desire on the
part of some republican leaders to
give a strictly partisan interpretation
to the popular verdict. rendered two
montliB ago. The ruling passion is
hard to repress, but it will be well
for republicans to listen to the voice
of prudence. Our happiness as a
cation during the new year that has
just begun if, so far as political
fiction can make or mar it, in the
keeping of President-elect MoKin
ley, and his party. It is a great
and solemn trust. To minister to
the welfare and preserve the peace
of 70,000,000, of people are obliga
tions that may justly carry a tre
mendous sen&e of responsibility to
the statesmen upon whom they rest.
Such obligations can only be ade
quately met in the broad spirit that
seeks the good of the country first
and regards the advantage of the
yarty as a secondary consideration.'
The Herald says the farmerB of
'Wichita county are greatly encour-
aged. They say thero has never
en a better "season in the ground"
for wheat since 1891. Tho acreage
is large and the crop is looking well.
Wirtm's recall lis being demanded
We will offer our entire Stock of
Special Bargains in Shoes, Special Bargains in Dry Goods, ,
Special bargains in Clothing, . Special Bargains in Dress Goods.
We want to dispose of he present stock
before our NEW-GOODS for te Sming season
begins to arrive, and to effect quick saleswe have
decided not to consider the cost, but to let goods
go for what they will bring; this presents to the
purchaser an opportunity not offered before.
Our' Stock for the coming Season will include all the new things
for the New Year and no pains will be spared to secure fof?ur pat
rons the Best Goods for the least-money.
. We have aUot of suits for Boys' and Men, also a few dozen over
coats, which we are very anxious to dispose of, and to, sell quick we
will offer verytlow.
II In our Shoe Department we have a big lop. of odd sizes, which will be sold belown;'cost..
What we mean by odd sizes is that some lots -have only 2, 4, 0 and 7 s, while others have ,o,
3 4 and 6's, and so on.
In Dress Goods. Here s is where you can pick out some good things at prices to suit-your-self,
even trimmings and linings included in this cut price offer.
Ready Made Skirts. We have 5 doz. ready made skirts which were shipped too late to
reach us for the holiday trade, these too are offered at special bargains.
THE HAKMSON DRY GOODS COMPANY.
WHOLESALE JUSTD RETA.1.
Newbpapeb readers are necessarily
a little mixed in their ideas of what
constitutes a Jacksonian Democrat
Tbe Iowa Mortgage company of
Hartford, reputed to be one of the
strongest companies in the western
loan bnsiness,ihas passed into the
hands of receiver. ,J
The moat flourishing business in
tbia country afr the present hour is
that of cabinet-making.
If Mr. Cleveland has received any
offers for a series of lectures he has
kept them to himself.
Thebe seems to be a reasonable
doubt asjtO'Whether, Canada is cor
ernedjfronvLondon.ori from Borne.
Now that the refunding bill has
been defeated the Government
should proceed to foreclose its
mortgage againBt the Pacific Hall
way Company, and sue the stock
and bondholders for the $90,000,000
or more, for which they are per
Bos3 Platt will be tbe next Sena-,
tor from New York. Choate was
not in the race to any great extent
Eockport is to have an ice
San Antonio's bonded debt is
said to be 2,000,000.
Qonzales shipped s&venteen car
loads of fat beeves last week.
Immigrants are rolling into
Sonth Texas by the hundreds.
Tho farmers of Mills county are
further advanced with their .work
than for many years.
Corsicana has closed all of her
houses of prostitution and ordered,
the iumateg to leave the town
Ad attempt was made to assassi
nate Santa Theresa, the healing
maiden, at El Paso a few days ago.
The cotton seed oil mills are
shutting down for want of seed.