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.GRAND BARGAIN SALE
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-eyilTthiw our immense stock on tne marcec at a great sacrince. uwiug to tue low price ox ootton we npa we nave overstocked ourselves and Lave decided to make one- Grand
lSfiut that will move things in a hurry. "We are still selling the balance of the C. B. CONS stock of Clothing at 50 cents on the Dollar. If you are in Deed of any clothin" it will pay
r- y'outoUook at ours "beforebuyino. i
The:largest line of
Youths Clothing ever
shown in Brenham, in
all the latest styles and
Our Little Captain
suits is ' sold -under
money refunded for
every one that fails to
if I u 1
suit is guaranteed not
to rip nor fade. They
have no equal when it
comes to wear. Try
one and you will have
no other. 4
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' ' 500 Capes and Jackets will "be included in this sale. Our Millinery Department has no equal. fr l- ja P J&J R I I efn V
'tuO Pattern Hats just from W York. Call around and inspect our line before buying,, J M I C7 1 W. LJ U O S.C? I ? BRENHAM,
13ie WeeMy Banner.
' JOHK G. KAKKIN,
Editor, Pnbllslier and Proprietor.
.'IBrenbnci, Thursday. Dec, 23, 1897
J TRIP TO SAN AKIOHIO.
On Tuesdsy, the 14th instant,
the writer boarded the H. & T. C.
railway bound for San Antonio,
-to attend the reunion of the Con
federates Veterans held in that
city on December 15th and 16th.
"Beaching Austin at 3 o'clock p.
m.,ywe.learned that the train for
San Antonio -would not leave un
til 6 o'olook, so we decided to put
in the time calling on comrades.
Our first visit was toV. T. Wroe,
, high private Co. I, 5th Texas
Cavalry, Green's Brigade. We
found him doing a large saddlery
business and prospering beyond
his most, ardent expectations.
Our next raid was made on Com
rade John P. Kirk, at the court
house. ''Hois an employee under
that jovial and genial gentleman,
Col. Kauffman, tar collector of
Travas county, whom we found
"too" busy Issuing tax: receipts to
.attend the reunion. Arriving at
San Antonio we established head
quarters at the Southern Hotel,
j presided over in an easy and ele
gant manner by that Prince of
landlords, Dr. L. A. Trexler.
Here we met quite a large num
her of old grey-headed veterans
of the lost cause who seemed to
ho entering into' the spirit and
-cause of the occasion in a jovial
nd gleeful manner and no new
arrival "was permitted to remain
long before his name, rank and
command was learned.
8 o'clock on "Wednesday
morning, in company with some
twenty others, we reported to
Gen. Kroeger, at headquarters,
where our names, camps and tribute
residence wJre entered on the
register. Here we met Lieuten
ant R. O. Farri8 and Judge
Smith, of Co. 1, 5th Texas Caval
ry, and Comrades, Cullmore, I.
A.Nichols, L.N. Scott, V. A.
Johnson, "W. A. McCoy and
others of Green's Brigade. Wo
also met our old friends Eugene
Love, John Affleck, Will Portis,
Alex. Browning, Theo. Foltz and
JBen Goldenberg, with whom we
had a Dleasant time. At 10:20
o'clockfa procession was formed
by Gen. Kroeger and aid-decamps,
which marched dpwn
.Houston street to Alaiho Piaza,
thence to Commerce street,
thence up Commerce street to
Soladad, down Saladad to head
quarters, where the procesion
was dismissed with orders to take
cars for Beethoven .Hall, where
the exercises were opened with a
fervent invocation by Bishop
Johnson, of the West Texas
Col. W. T. Merriwether then
introduced Mayor "Bryan Callag
han, who welcomed the veterans
in behalf of the City of San An
tonio. The Mayor said that it was ah
honor to the city to have the
privilege of entertaining the sol
diers of the Confederacy. ,
"We honor you," he said, "for
the sacrifices you have made, for
the valor and fortitude you have
shown, and for your devotion to
the principles you thought were
He evoked a tremendous burst
of enthusiasm by adding:
"And I for one believe that the
doctrine of State's rights is cor
rect and thatwhen the Southern
Confederacy fell a great principle
met its death. Without the
principle of State's rights the
United States could not have be
come the great nation it is today.
If the doctrines of States'' rights
still predominated in the nation's
policy the country's recent ex
periences with government by
injunction would have been im
possible. The Mayor closed by reiterat
ing that the Confederate veter
ans were welcome guests in San
Gen. W. H. Younsr next ad
dressed the veterans to extend
them a welcome from their com
rades of Albert Sydney Johnston
He began by paying a glowing
to the soldiers of the
South and especially of Texas.
"On every field where Texans
have fought their valor and their
daring have been unsurpassed.
Assembled here today are gal
lant soldiers not only from Tex
as, but from the other States of
the grand galaxy of the South.
They dared death for the cause
they loved and for their homes
and their country, and thev
fought as men have seldom
"Its fitting," he continued,
"that you should meet in San
est of all monuments of human
bravery, the Alamo, and it is
the hope of every member of Al
bert Sydney Johnston camp that
you may carry away with you
nothing but pleasant memories of
your viBit here."
Both addresses of welcome
were responded to in an eloquent
and patriotic manner by Gen". J.
M. Pearson, of McKinney.
At the conclusion of Gen
Pearson's address Gen. T. M
Scott opened the meeting for
business. Gen. Kroeger took
the floor and laid before the
meeting a suggestion that a con
stitution be adopted for the.-gov-ernment
o'f the bqdy. Gen.
Kroeger pointed out the necessity
for such a step and suggested
that Gen. Scott appoint a com-
was plenty of room, but the ap
propriation made by the last Leg
islature was exhausted and there
was. no way to feed the new ap
plicants should they be admitted.
He said that something should be
done in the matter and moved
that the home should be a special
subject for discussion at 9:30
o'clock at the morning session to
follow. Mr. Booth stated that
the superintendeut of the home
would be here tomorrow morning.
Major Sayers stated that there
were a great many veterans in
the State who were not members
of a camp and would not join and
pay the paltry dues expceted of
members. He said that in his
town there are some of these.
He was of the opinion that all
veterans should be in line and
mittee of five to draw up a con- become members of some camp.
Antonio where stands that grand-
stitution. Gen. Scott announced
that he would appoint the com
mittee during tne noon recess
and as it was then 12:30 o'clock
an adjournment was taken until
2:30 in the afternoon.
Meeting reconvened at 3:30
o'clock p. m., when the chair
announced the following com
mittee on constitution : '.
W. T. Merriwether for the
Southwestern division, Dr. J. W.
Fields for the Central division,
J. M. Pearson for the Northeas
tern division, Mr. Simmons for
the Southeastern division and H
L. Lackey for the Northwestern
A motion was made to appoint
a committee on resolutions,
which was adopted unanimously.
The following were appointed on
the committee : Southwestern
division, J. B. Polly; Northwes
tern division, S. O. Lattimore:
Central division, Joe G. Booth;
Southeastern, division, Chas. F.
Hume; Northeastern division j
W. M. Bush.
On motion of Major Sayers,
of Gonzales, a committee was
appointed to prepare a ritual by
the various camps in the State,
Major Sayers being made chair
man of said committee.
Col. Tom Edgar of Galveston
then secured the floor and said
inai iour veterans naa ap
plied for admission in the Con
federate Veterans' Home at Aus
tin and their credentials had been
found to bft .ill rio-hK hnr. ih a f o ti lovers of
that time there was no room in I vicinity.
the house. Since then a new cot-1
tage has been erected and there '
Then, he said, it could be known
who were and who were not vet
erans. He stated that some of
these men who would not join
the camps had been making ap
plication for attendance in. the
Judge Norman G. Kittrell of
Houston was then introduced and
delivered a very able and elo
quent memoral address, which
had decided effect upon the old
soldiers, moving them to tears at
The exercises of the second
day consisted principally of
speechmaking, adoption of con
stitution, resolutions and the
election of officers, Gen. Sayers,
of Gonzales, being elected com
mander in chief. Galveston was
elected as next place of meeting.
On Thursday night a grand
concert by local talent was given
at Beethoven Hall, after which
an elegant "banquet was served
to the veterans.
Taken all in all, the reunion
was a splendid success, although
the attendance was not as large
and the most
word in the
English language and the one about
which the most tender and holy recol
lections cluster is that of "Mother she
who watched onr tender Tears: Yet the
life of every Expectant Mother is beset
so assists Harare in the change taking
place that the Mother is enabled to
look forward without dread or gloomy
forebodings to the hour when she ex
periences the the joy of Motherhood.
Its nse insures safety to the lives of
both Mother and Child, and she is left
stronger after than before confinement.
Seat by express, on receipt ol price, $1 .00 per bot
tle. Book to "E. peotant ilotturs" will be mail
ed tree on request, to any lady, containing val
uable inlormatloa and voluntary testimonials.
Its BrxdEeU Etjulxtor Co., itIinU, Go.
80LO BY ALL DRUQQI8T3.
"While In San Antonio the
editor of the Banner had the
pleasure of meeting with his old
friend and schoolmate, Mr. H. S.
Tom, of Floresville, Wilson
county. Mr, Tom left "Washing
ton county in the fall of 1853,
since which time we had not met
until last week in San Antonio.
Simps has prospered since then,
and is now regarded as one of j
the leading cattlemen of ' South
west Texas. He is a man of
great energy, perseverance and
industry, compled with business
tact, sound judgement and good
management, which accounts for
his prosperity. Again, he is of-
a genial, jovial disposition, which
enables him to make fast friends
of all with whom he comes in
contact. May he continue to
prosper, is our hearty wish.
Travel is very heavy since ih&
Christmas excursions were inaur
Fire wood promises to be at a
premium in a few days unless
the weather moderates and
If you are in any doubt about
what to buy for a Christmses
present glance over the list ofar
ticles which Graber advertises in
By express Sunday Mr. R. E.
Pennington received four fox
hounds from Kentucky. The
dogs cost S75 free on board and
the express charjres were S24.
making the total cost of the dogs
S24.75 a piece. They were con
signed to Mr. Pennington, but
are the joint property of several
the chase in this
Rev. T. C. Cole, formerly
pastor of the A. M. E. church afc
this place, has been assigned td
Tyler, by the conference held at
Navasota last week.
The quarterly statement of Ibe
condition of the First National
Bank of Brenham annears in.
this issue. It is an excellent
showing and speaks for itself.
Messrs. "W. S. Burnett, E;. A
Pace and J. G. Rankin left for?
Hempstead last night to attend
the funeral of Col. Titus Johnsoxr
which occurs at eleven o'clock
Superintendent Martin Cur
ry, who has had charge of the
fencing department of the Cen
tral Railroad for several yearsr
died at Hempstead Monday
night. Under the new fee law county
offices won't be worth fighting'
as hard for as formerly, but so
long as an office of any sort is afc.
stake the usual scramble may be
counted on to take-place.
The Banner is in receipt of a
very substantial reminder thafc
Christmas is approaching in tho-
shape of a dozen bottles
made wine of the
hammer vingtage -wl
ber one in the listj
and also A No. :
Toys and Dolls at
It is claimed by the El Paso
Graphic that home Industry
breaks up the concentration of
wealth. "We find today the wealth
of tho country concentrated in a
few centers instead of flowing
freely as it should from place to
place throughout the veins of the
body pohtic. Whatever will
break up this concentration will
benefit the people. Take the
beer drank in Texas, a large part
of which is shipped in from the
north, forming one of the streams All sportsmes
mas collects weaiui ana a rains it fae Brownsville
iron us into ine pocnets or a tew xr,, ..
northern brewers. Tf th r.nmJthat the Saml
industry movement is developed should be rigid
to its full extent in this state, we j the people of Tes
will nndm place of thi3 manv the last of all m
nmnll n - j3 vwa.iv aa.. a, l I
scattered all over Texas, furnish
ing for our friends and keeping at
nome xana aistrioutinD: amoner
many brewers the wealth that is
accumulating in such quantities
in the north that a few years
ago a oc. jlouis orewer naa one
liundered thousand dollars to """-" " ""a "fa'
squander on his girl's marriage I acfc of tiie man who fire?
ceremony. grass seed from shotgul
and prairies and tl
the waters literallj
fotnunters are ni
and will not subscf
but their objection
forcement of the law
viewed in the same lie!