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The Weekiy Banner.
EANEIN,' Editor-and Preprletcr.
JJrenliSm, Thursday, Dec. 23, 1897
Two Boston poets have entered
into ah agreement to walk across
the Atlantic wearing pneumatic
- The floating dock that Spain
.paid-. England 81,000,000 for is
now beneath water at Havana.
. It is sufenected that the Cubans
sank it. ;
' The Rusk County News has
discovered an indication of pros
perity in the Old Dominion:
"Surely the people of Leesburg,
Va., where there was a shower of
wild ducks the other day, be
lieve that prosperity is here.
-;There are records of -showers of
fish,Irogs, etc., but this is the
fUrsfr.record instance of its having
rained ducks." v ?
The idea of publishing the
names of the "men. who have been
refused by the bride, in the
notices of the wedding, is calcu
lated to give the groom too big a
bead, as well as to embarrass the
rejected who have told other girls
ihat they were the first, etc. This
is the opinion of so profound an
authority as the editor of the
' Rusk County News. '
. The way to get the best there
is in people is to give them your
best. Don't expect others to be
sweet and polite and thoughtful
so long as you adhere to the
selfish principle that people must
'tako you as they find you."
When your friends begin to grow
v,oareles3 and disrespectful, stop
and ask yourself whether you are
' not. getting back a reflection of
'. " The prisoners in- the Hunts -"ville
penitentiary have com
menced the publication of an in -
. ieresting paper to be known as
ihe "Prison Bulletin." A para-
, graph in the first ' issue says :
"Grammarians and criminals ob
ject to long sentences. A crimi
nal sentence also comes under
. the "head of "sintas," and the
imperative mood predominates.
It is" punctuated bvrDeriods" of
time, and occasionally by bold
dashes. The "lower case" sen
tences are-often capital.. These
points of similarity may have
been inthe mind of the convict
"Who escaped from an insecure
penitentiary and left a note say
ing: "Excuse hasto and a bad
The London Daily Chronicle
publishes a letter from a corres
pondent in Havannah, . who say:
"Sagasta's efforts are too late.
"Under "Weyler's vile regime half
the Cuban population disappear
ed and the remaining half has
been converted into implacable
onemies of Spain, enemies who
will absolutely refuse to accept
Spain's word. The central prov
inces are a desert waste. The
:sugar industry can only be re
stored by the infusion of English
and American capital, which few
eare to invest. The island is lost
to Spain, and it is clearly the
duty of the United States to in
jtervene in the interest of human
ity and civilization and to end
this fearful inferno."
There is no good reason why
agriculture should not be taught
in the public schools, or such of
t them at least as are located in
rural neighborhoods, says the
.Planters Journal. Our agricul
tural colleges are yearly turning
out young men competent to
teach the science, and if the sun-
ply should give out, ordinary
.eaciiera wnn xne am or elemen
tary text books might be made to.
serve a useful purpose in teach
ing the young, idea how to plant
Scientific agriculture is a fasci
nating pursuit, and a taste for it
ijcquirer'. early in. life will de
velop into a passion in after
years. The country needs more
scientific farmers, and the "little
red schoolhouse" is the place
where they should lay the foun
dation of their knowledge of agriculture.
A part'of the scheme of Secre
tary Gage, as embodied in his
message to congress, for cur
rency reform reads as follows:
4th.-After "said banks have de
posited such bonds, greenbacks
treasury notes or silver certifi
cates to the amount of 50 per
cent of their capital they shall be
permitted to issue bank notes in
addition to the per cent thus pro
vided, to the extent of 25 per
cent of such deposit which said
25 per cent may be unsecured by
any pledge of security, but issued
against the assets of the bank.
. 5th Extend the guarantee of
payment by the government to
all circulation of the bank,
whether issued against deposited
security or against the bank.
These are the exact words of
the Secretary of the Treasury,
and the people are to be treated
to a full dose of "sound money."
The notes of the government are
not sound enough and are to be
cancelled and bonds issued in
place of them. The tax of 2 per
cent on bank notes is to be with
drawn, or greatly reduced. At
present banks can issue notes
only to yu per cent or the se
curity they put up. But in the
interest of "sound money" the
secretary will allow them to issue
the full face yalue of the bonds
deposited and 25 per cent of their
capital in addition, which extra
amount "may be unsecured" ex
cept by the pledge of the government.
This brilliant financier goes on
further and recommends :
6th. To secure the government
against loss, if any, attaching to
its guarantee a tax of 2sper
cent per annum on unsecured
circulation shall be levied to
create a safety fund.
Here we have from the head
quarters of, "sound money" the
populist demand of issuing
money direct to the people
(banks) at 2 per cent interest,
complied with. It isj even better
than the populists demanded, for
they proposed to require security
arid Mr. -Gage waives that.
-Thus a bank can deposit S100,-
000 in bonds of the new issue on
which they will draw interest at
the rate of 2 1-2 per cent per
annum. They will receive 100,-
000 in notes in which their inter
est is to be reduced to one-half
of one per cent. In addition to
this, the Secretary will advance
them 825,000 without any se
curity, but on which they must
pay the exorbitant interest of 2
By this scheme the bank will
invest 8100,000 on which they
will draw from the government
82,500 in interest. For this sum
invested they will receive 8125,
000, which will cost them in inter
est just 81,000. At one stroke
they have 825,000 more money
than they started with and a net
profit of 81500 a year for acting
as the agent of the government
in issuing "sound money."
This "unsecured" currency is
to be a legal tender and the la
boring man who was told last
year that anything but gold was
not good enough for him, is to
receive it for his labor.
The' writer pleads guilty to be
ing a "Bryanite" and of course
is an ignoramus and a jackass,
and wholly incompetent to un
derstand financial questions, but
he i3 ready to pronounce this
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grandest ever inaugurated and
sure to bring prosperity to the
SHORTER DAY, SAME RESULTS
The employing job printers of
New York are taking a very nar
row view in resisting the demand
for a nine hour day. They would
lose nothing by the concession,
and they must make it in the
long run because reason and good
conscience approve it is the way
the Galveston Tribune sizes up
the demand for shorter hours of
It is the judgment of experience
as well as of philosophy that in
the most of trades, in most kinds
of labor, whether physical or
mental, a man will- do as much
work in nine hours a day, on the
average of the year, as in ten
hours a day, because there is a
limit to endurance beyond which
effort is vain. A printer may
put in ten hours at composition,
be ever so faithful, without turn
ing out more product than if he
worked nine hours a day for the
same period. It is a question of
how much he can do, not of
whether he be engaged ten or
nine hours. Many trustworthy
employers and observers hold
that eight hours is sufficient and
will accomplish the same results..
The experiment of a ninehour
mstead of a ten hour day for
printers was made in this office
three years ago, when the com
position was done by hand, and
was entirely satisfactory. It
would have been' the rule still
under the same conditions. Ma
chine composition hours are
much shorter still by general
agreement throughout the coun
try, and there is no argument onJ
the question of hours because
the work is done by the piece. .,
As a rule the man who works
by the day will accomplish fully
as much for his employer in reas
onable hours as in a day which
taxes his energy, his patience
and his sense of fairness. Year
by year the short day gains
friends, and the whole current
of labor is irresistibly setting
that way, because it is the better
and the wiser way.
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It is Very Gratifying.to Us.
The latest novelty in the way
of contention among the scholars
investigating the antiquity of the
human race is that the Garden of
Eden was in China that Adam
was a Chinaman and that Eve
was almond-eyed7-3ays-the Bos
ton Herald. This is a proposition
seriously put forth in reputable
professional quarters. The claim
is that the civilization of Egypt
did not come primarily, from
AssjTia, but that China sent it
there, taking Assyria asa stop
ping place on the way. This, of
course, does not go back to the
alleged original apa of Darwin:
it only contends that, if there
was an ape ancestor, he was a
Chinese ape. The Chinese, it
will be remembered, have always
made this claim of superior an
tiquity for their people. The
peculiarity in the case is that
Christian scholars are accepting
An Uncertain Disease.
Thens is no disease more uncertain in its
nature tUan dyspepsia. Physicians say that
the symptoms of no two cases agree. It is
therefore most difficult to make a correct
diagnosis. No matter under what disjruue
dyspepsia attacks you, Browns' Iron Bitters
will cure it. Invaluable in all diseases of
the stomach, blood and nerves.
R. E.,Luhn, Druggist.
For sale by
By virtue of an attachment is
iul out of the district- court of
Galveston county Sheriff Toague
Saturday levied on thirty-odd
acres of land belonging to R. R.
Anderson, of Navasota, to satis
fy a claim of "Wallis. Landes &
. women arc
vals with pains
in the head,
hips and limbs.
But they need
These pa!n9 are symptoms of
dangerous derangements that
can be corrected. The meu
strunl function should operate
9 "A'i a t3 I "f
To know that our patrons so unanimously agree that our
Btock of Pall Merchandise is by far the most desirable ever
shown here. Buying your goods from us will insure your
money's worth in every instance.
".Beginning at- twelve .o'cloc
last'(Saturday) - night, and c
nnuing lor ten nours: tne n
dynamo at the Electric lighr
plant will be subjected to a thor
ough test as to its capacity to
supply the number of lights
specified in its sale to the Bren
ham Compress, Oil and Manu
The company that .manufac
tured the dynamo, will .bs repre
sented by it3 president; Mr. C. C
"Warren, of Sandusky, Ohio, the
inventor of the machine. Messrs,
B. A. and C. W. Hobson. o'
"Waco, the Texas agents through
whom the monster dynamo was
ordered, will be on hand at ins
test, while the Brenham com
pany will be represented: by Mr-
J.. R. Cos, an. expert electrician.
from the Island City.- The dy
namo is built to carry some three
thousand lights and will b&
tested to its full capacity.
A Little Problem :From, life 4
He begged for a kiss. . ,She
"A kiss," she said, "is an exr
pression of sentiment. Placed
upon the hand, it signifies re--spect;
upon the forehead, friend
ship; upon the lips, both anct
more, or neither. Since you.
asked for it, you4 may express
tn. ".. i.-t'-
cnmS3f r IT! nun Inaa krnnanri "
1 He hesitated.
Through respect and frien
ship love may be reached.- If h"
were too bold she . He hesi
tated, He gazed down into the
grass and pondered swiftly. He
tried to read her mood. He would
place that kiss upon hei;
He heard a thrill as of many
He looked up.
She was whistlingspftly.
Her hat was pulled down to
ner eyes, covering her fdruhead,
and her hands was thrust deep-
in to. the pockets of her jacket.
We Allow no Shoddy Goods.
18 tQII IDTOUI OfiESS FUMES the products of thebesfc weavers
shown in a profusion never before attempted by us.
f In Capes and Jackets.
'We have made great effort to place before you the choicest
and most correct garments from the fashion "counters.
In Clothing. . ' . . ' - .- .
Our df partment is in keeping with- other lines and offers
items tnat must and will interest you. Cold weather will be
hero shortly, and why Eot piepare nbtv ?
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Fine Perfumeries in endless variety. Physicians Prescriptions carefully
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COLOKS V PAINTS.
M. A. HEALY,
t maizes menstruation painless,
and regular. It puts the deli
cate menstrual orgaus in condi
tion to do their work properly.
And that stops all this pain.
Why Mill any -woman suffer
month after month -when Wine
of Cardui will relieve her? It
co'.ls fi.io at the drug store.
Why don't you get a Cuttle
For advire, 5n cases requiring
bpecial directions, nddre&s, (jiv
ing symptoms, "The Indies'
Advisory Department," The
Chnttacooga J.!.-dicim; Co.,
Mrs. nOIEKA LC'.VIS.
Pj " I w2j troubleil at month); InlenaU m
M wllh terrible pains In mj hetd ail Sack. i'.
W, bat h:B beiti cnllrtlr cel!oed tj Wine v:
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ADA 31 WANGEMANN, Vice President
Oaoital and Surplus SL80.000.
The Knights of Honor j Lodge-
No. 410, at the last regular meet-?
ing elected and installed the fol
lowing officers for the year 1896? ,
W. "WilMng (reielected'.dKsiar
tor. -'' '?
J; R. Williamson, Vica Die
tator. - 9,'c -
H. F. Pahl, AssistanI)ictsE)r-
in. o. uavous, xteponer
J. C.'. Harris, Financial
D. B. Williams, Chaplain.
J.. A. Dunlap, Guide.'-.
T. J.'Pampell, Guardiany
H. C. Mclntyre, Trsu're'r
H. K. Harrison, arjffOvT&j
Ralston, Trustees. .
Tho all-ionnd yaluevdfphygicnX
tr lining i thus net fo'rth by &n
obseiver : "I hava. . friend -wfeifr
takes up every feuiiuino epoct ia ita
Bfiason. She rides a wfipef . una
plays olf as she once lov'd 'JeiiijjS,. -
fcne rows ana swims and hshSV-'auti
shoots, bhft can Jman a ysciij.
She fences at the gymnasium; and
practices there with dumbbelk Bri
the horizontal bar- In fact, j&e i
aa. athlete as well as a fin' dancervit
good walker and a proficent horst-1-woman.
I see the good of all thl
in many ways. In one of the
many it is shown by br Bure, fira
touch, no less than by her self-pp
seseed, easy, graceful carriage JL
snow no woman wno can walk
across the room so well as she, orA
wno has ouca a light hut in
fashion of even shuffling .card?,!
sticKing a nac pm into her bjnt
She does it ail with absolute por:
tion. New York Po
T. A. LOW,
Accounte of Farmers, Merchants and business
SIRS. A. M GIDDIICGt
H: K. HAREISOJt
men gencrdly rtspectful3
lilii if mil! Mill
$2.00 PER ANNUM.
by simple m
per cent am
few will be
ed a good, s
Break off thapi
of the needle sh!
top of the cork
upon the com
fair, smart blov
The needle 111
Co., of Galveston, for 31,887.39.
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