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The streets are
rivers of slush,
and all agree are
The city schools will dismiss
Thursday for the holidays to re--sume
Monday Jan. 3rd. -
This is the week in which Cu
pid and Santa Claus are both
expected to play star engage
"The Smugglers" will be the
next attraction at the Grand.
They are on the boards for Fri
The merchant with the big
gest stock of unsold holiday
eoods looks tho bluest over the
Parties in from the country
Monday report the roads in fear
ful condition and almost im
passible in many places.
THE boys and girls attending
colleges in other places will be
Hocking home this week for the
The annual swearing off time
will soon be round. The period
of prescription which every other
man anticipates on New Year
i almost invaribly leads to excesses
In justice court Monday O. J.
Johnson made complaint against
Seta Mayfield charging abusive
language and a disturbance of
The Santa Fe management
is experimenting with electric
lighted cars and will probably
iwiopt tnem. Tneir initial run
h a car of this description was
is Saturday night.
3ermania Society will
leir Christmas tree on Sat-
ight. Mr. E. H. Evers-
i around' Monday secur-
Itributions from the mem-
or the festival.
R. C. High left Monday
ag for Wichita, Kansas, to
.Christmas with the old
home. He will return
first, bringing a car-
lf horses as an incidental
to his trip .,
assigned millinery stock
ie McGregor Sisters was sold
iday by B. Levinson, trus
tee, -j. jfinK'S Did or 510 was
the highest received and the
goods were knocked off at that
figure. The stock invoiced about
Several Christmas numbers
among our exchanges have been
received. They are all pretty
enough, but the principal beauty
about a Christmas number is that
it gives the boys a chance to en
joy the holidays when issued a
-week before hand.
Rev. R. C. Pender, who oc
cupied the pulpit at the First
Baptist church Sunday morning
and evenwgreturned to Demson
Monday morning., All who
f ihaard his sermons wera greatly
pleased with them, both as to
doctrine, logic and manner of
A tenantless tenant house
longing to Louis Hermann,
jated three miles north of the
rtras destroyed by fire short
Rcro midnight Sunday. The
lgin' of the fire is a mystery,
but may have resulted from the
ireleasneBS of tresspassing
imps who had stopped there
a night's shelter.
?or Uolds, uougns, Jtioarse-
ps and bore-tnroat try a o
fct package of our Celebrated
gh,Jjfops. bure (Jure.
h. Z. HARBISON, M'g'r.
chsisthas pights opened.
Lawver Eddins and Contractor Davos
Have a Little Falling Out Over a
Mr. Orfa L. Eddins is one of
the city's most prominent disci
ples of Blackstono. Mr. Johtt
Davis is a contractor and builder
of equal celebrity in his line of
work. Both are hail fellows well
met with everybody, and always
ready for every contingency,
whether it be a fight, or a foot
race, a law suit or an estimate on
the cost of erecting a building of
This disciple of Blackstone and
delver. in building stone mot
Monday afternoon in front of the
Opera bar on the outside, how
ever. Mr. Eddins struck Mr.
Davis where Mary wore the
beads and Mr. Davis fell all
over the sidewalk, across the
alley and into Fischer's market.
Further proceedings were
stopped by mutual friends.
Sometime ago Contractor Da
vis constructed an underground
cistern for Lawyer Eddins, un
der a guarantee, it is said. Mr.
Eddins claims the cistern "won't
hold water and is no better than
a hole in the ground." This
probably brought about the
fight. Constable Bob Burch
made the usual complaints for
fighting in a public place.
The briQk work on the new
livery stable which Mr. Wm
Lusk is having erected on West
Main street has been sub-let by
the original contractor, Mr. Wm.
Griffin, to Contractor John W.
COUNTY COURT JITBORS.
Jurors Good and True who will do service
at the January Term.
The January term of county
court convenes on the third Mon
day, it being the 17th day of the
Jury Commissioners Aug.
Pflughauft, J. T. Hardy and R.
M. Mackey, have drawn the fol
lowing citizens to do jury service
for the term :
Oliver Barton, Gay Hill; Chas.
Holle, Berlin; Julius Grager,
Palm's Store; Wm. Lamp'e,
Brenham ; James Fair, Chappell
Hill; R. W. Tarver, Sr., Gay
Hill; Wm. Roehr, Mill Creek ;R.
J. Moore, Sr,t Washington;
Braxton Carter, Gay Hill; Joe
Morgan, G. P. Isaacs, A. Dunlap,
The Test Satifactory.
The official test of the Warren
induction alternating dynamo
made Saturday night and Sun
day by the Brenham Compress
Oil and Manufacturing Co,was in
every respect satisfactory. The
machine was built to carry 3000
incandescent lights. It was
tested to a capacity of 4,500, or
one-third overtax, and stood the
strain perfectly. The result of
the test will be tabulated by Mr.
J. R. Cox, the Galveston expert,
and forwarded here in a day or
so. The management of the
light plant is not only pleased
but delighted with the machine.
Miss Zepha Ceozter, who is
teaching music at Yoakum, is at
home for the holidays. Refer-
mg to ner departure from
Yoakum the Herald of that city
says : " Miss Zepha Crozier, the
nightingale of south Texas, left
today to spend the holidays with
the home folks at Brenham.
Miss Crozier has been visiting in
Yoakum for the past four
months and has become a very
popular member of Yoakum's
social circle. As a singer she
has few equals, and her services
are much sought for among the
various church choirs. Her host
of friends will be glad to know
that she will return here early in
Section No. 239, E. R. K. of
P. held its annual meeting Mon
day afternoon. The old officers
R. T. Jaeggli, President.
Aug. Lindemann, Vice Pres.
H. C. Heine, Secretary and
A DIVORCE WANTED.
An Unsuccessful Attempt on the Part off
Christian Stegemueller to Get
Rid of his Wife.
There is trouble in the house
hold of Christian Stegemuller,
Esq., an Independence Benedict.
Chris, and his wife aro at cross
purposes and so far all efforts to
patch up a truce in the domestic
wrangle have been worse than
unavailing. The affection which
husband and wife entertain for
each other is not of any consider
able warmth. This statement,
tfio' must not be taken to mean
that they do not "make it warm"
for each other. In fact the
reverse is the case. No breath
of frigidity has ever been allowed
to congeal the temperature of
their conjugality, which for
several months has registered
100 in the shade. Despite the
icy blasts of bleak December
they have continued to reside in
the torrid zone, and the fires
kindled at Hymen's alter have
never been allowed to languish.
Finally the courts have been
called on to pour judicial kero
sene on the troubled waters oc
casioned by the domestic temp
est. But, to use a homely pro
verb, the party of the first part,
the liege lord of conjugal creation
has succeeded in "jumping out
of the frying pan into the fire."
And the judicial kerosene above
refered to has added fuel to the
flames instead of cooling the
glowing embers of domestic wrath
Monday Christian, whose sir
name is Stegemuller, made an
affidavit in which he alleged that
his wife was non cpmpustnentis,
and ought to be safely housed in
one of the States eleemosynary
institutions. The case came on
to be heard before Judge E. P.
Curry and six jurors, good and
true. Preliminary to the trial
the defendant was brought into
court and called on for a state
ment. What she had to Bay
knocked the scales of justice out
of plum. All she wanted, she
said, was a divorce, and this the
jury would doubtless have given
her had they been trying a di
vorce case. She gave a detailed
account of the treatment and
mistreatment accorded her by
her husband; j of his infelicity
and infidelity; how he had often
used epithets towards rher of
anything but an endearing
nature and engaged in other
unseemly conduct not necessary
here to specify; how he had
deserted her for another. The
jury was satisfied fully of two
things without hearing any
further evidence. That she was
perfectly sane, but had been
sufficiently harrassed to have
legitmate grounds for insanity.
The complaint was withdrawn
and the defendant discharged.
The Sunday edition of the
Houston Post, its, Christmas
number, was a triumph in the art
preservative of which the records
of Texas journalism do not furn
ish a parallel. ' The edition was
made up of fifty-two pages with
beautifully illustrated colored
covers, the front page being
devoted to a picture of Santa
Claus. The Post don't have to
get out a "special edition" in
order to lead all competitors.
One Hundred Dollars Seward.
Stolen, Sunday night, from G.
W. McNeese, Hubbard, Texas,
one sorrel horse, 14 1-2 hands
high, ball face, white hind feet,
shod all around, saddle and har
ness worked, 7or 8 years old, in
good fix. The above leward
will be paid for thief by
G. W. McNeese,
The Bonham News says:
"With plenty of corn, plenty of
hogs and cattle, plenty of fruit
and vegetables, the farmers of
this county would need much
less ready money than they do
with little of these things and
much cotton. They can raise all
these things for themselves, and
that at very small cost. Let
them fill their granaries and
barns, their cellars and smoke
houses, and it will matter but
little to them if cotton is low."
DEATH OF THE JOHNSON.
Died at his home in Hempstead
at 5:55 p. m., Monday December
20th, 1897, Titus Johnson, aged
about 56 years.
Deceased was a gallant mem
ber of Co. C, 5th Texas Cavalry,
Green's Brigade, and for better
than 25 years the general agent
of the Houston and Texas Cen
tral railway at Hempstead. As a
business man he was prompt and
accurate ; as a friend warm, true
and sympathetic generous and
charitable to all in need; as a
citizen progressive, energetic,
loved and honored by all who
knew .him; as a soldier, brave,
dashing and chivalrous, with a
love for the Confederate cause
that amounted to veneration,
while his love and" attachment to
his old army comrades was
boundless. No man in the Green
Brigade Association, of which he
was tne nonored and trusted
treasurer, was more popular, or
more highly esteemed by his
comrades than was the deceased.
He was the commander of Tom
Green Camp, United Confederate
Veterans of Waller county, and
made them an excellent, enthus
iastic and painstaking officer.
Mr. Johnson was a useful citi
zen and will be missed by the
people of Hempstead. No more
will his kind and friendly voice
be heard by his friends and com
rades; it is hushed in silence;
death has claimed him as its own;
his spirit has taken its flight to a
brighter and better world, there
to join the mighty throng that
have gone before in singing
Peans and Hosanahs to his Crea
tor. Tread softly about his bier;
it is hallowed ground; there
sleeps a soldier and a patriot
whom his comrades will overbear
in fond remembrance and delight
to reier to in terms of praise and
admiration. A good man has
gone to meet his maker. Peace
to his ashes.
THE DEATH ROLL.
John S. Norton Dead at Austin Will be
A telephone message to Mr.
Wm. Lusk received late Tuesday
night from Austin announces the
death of 'Mrl John S. Norton, a
resident wof Brenham in former
years. Mr.' Norton was in his
seventy-second year. His wife
and several children survive
The remains will be shipped to
this place for interment, and the
funeral will occur from the Un
ion depot on the arrival of the
4:50 Central train this (Wednes
day) afternoon. Interment will
take place at Prairie Lea
After meals yon shonld have simply a
feeling of comfort and satisfaction. You
should not feel any special indications that
digestion is going on. If jou do, you have
indigettjoa, 'which means not-cigection.
This may be the beginning of so many
darge-oug diseases, thatiia best to take it
in hand at once and treat it with Shaker Di
gestive Cordial. For you know that rodi"
gtetion makes poirtjn, -which cause- pam
ickness. And that fcbaker D gestive Cor
dial helps dip-sti n nd cures ind g ction.
Shaker Dfgettive Cordial does this by pro
viding the digvitive materials in which Ihe
sick stomal h is wanting. It a so' tones up
and strengthens the digestive ogans and
makes them perfectly healthy. This is the
rationale of 1 s method cure, as the doctors
would say. Sold by diuggist, pi ice 10 cents
to Jl.oo per bottle.
READ THIS I
From this day on I will serve
again Freei Hot Lunch, Metro
politan Style, every day from 10
to 12 o'clock, just the time for
you to partake of something,
which will stimulate your spirits
for the day's business. A com
plete Stock of Wines, Liquors
and Cigars always on hand. A
call will be appreciated.
J. Lewin, Prop.
Magnolia Saloon. Below Harri
son's Candy Store.
The M. E. church, North,
have decided to erect a college
for colored youths at Au3lin.
Rev. A. P. Morrison, D. D.,
of Fort Worth, late presiding
elder of the Fort Worth district
of the Methodist Episcopal
church, has been appointed su
perintendent of the New Mexico
mission, with headquarters at
Lucky Estimates on the Weight of Candy
in the Harrison Guessing Contest.
The immense stick of candy
which adorned the front of Har
rison's confectionary establish
ment for several weeks, at the
weight of which some five thous
and purchasers have guessed,
has been weighed. Out of this
immense number of estimates it
is rather remarkable that only
one guess should be absolutely
correct. The candy weighed ex
actly 58 pounds and 11 ounces
and this amount was one of the
estimates made by Mr. Chas.
Knittel. He is therefore the win
ner of the first prize and has
choice of fifty ten cent cigars, or
S5 wortli of either candy or fire
works. Messrs. E. C. Buster and
A. M. Krug acted as judges and
awarded prizes to nineteen others
whose guesses came closest to
the correct figure as follows :
Tom Botts, 58 pounds, 10 2-3
Adolph Russi, 58 pounds, 10
Chas. Carlisle, 58 pounds, 10
F. R. McFarland, 58 pounds,
H. Eldred, 58 pounds,
I. N. Bettison, 58 pounds,
Will Searcy, 58 pounds,
Shelby, 58 pounds,
Cohen, 58 pounds,
Endel, 58 pounds,
Ed. Easly, (Navasota),
pounds, 12 ounces.
O. A. Schill, 58 pounds, 8
Rob Williamson, 58 pounds, 8
W. Sallis, 58 pounds, 8 ounces.
Egbert Crozier, 58 pounds, 8
Jno. R. Young, 58 pounds, 8
Hugh Lusk, 58 pounds, 8
Harry Cohen, 58 pounds, 8
THE JUSTICE COURT.
Two Pleas of Guilty a Charge of Petty
A plea of guilty entered in
justice court Tuesday indicated
that Mr. O. L. Eddins had been
guilty of fighting in a public
place. The fine assessed against
him for so doing -was one Ameri
can legal tender silver dollar.
Particulars of the "big fight"
have already been given.
Mr. Seth Mayfield manifested
his willingness to pay SI iov the
privilege of "cussing out" a
brother in black, whom he
claimed had stolen some coffee
from the Brenham Grocery com
pany. His acknowledgement of
having fractured the peace was
taken. Likewise his dollar. The
case below will throw more light
on the subject
O. J. Jones, the colored
brother above, who charged
Mayfield with disturbing the
peace, was called on to defend
himself for a "charge of petty
theft preferred by Mayfield
aforesaid. He was placed under
bond of S50 to appear before the
honorable county court. The
facts are these: Mayfield saw
Jones confiscate certain coffee
belonging to the Brenham Gro
cery Company and stuff his
pockets with the same. He ac
cused Jones of so doing. The
latter denied his guilt, and it
was then that the disturbance of
the peace occurred.
Dr. T. O. Hynes has been re
elected health physician. The
place is a sinecure except in
times of quarantine. During
Brenham's quarantine experi
ences last fall the conservatism
of Dr. Hynes saved the city con
siderable on its expense account
and a great deal in the way of
uninterrupted business. The
health of the city will be safe in
his hands another year. .
Sadie C. Hae
The world in its beautl
In ltit rhvthmiefll stl
Is seekmir for somethini
'lhan a bottomless, vauj
It is looking for aims anil an
From the people of to-day:
Of a maeical inimrntinn
That shall give the heart full sw3J
Poet and musician shall profit.
And the-power of giving the world true art .
Shall be fully exercised
The anenlar stroke of the artists brush
Shall turn to a graceful Une,
Hu sou, as well as his canvass large.
Shall absorb the paint m time.
As he sits at his work with a northern; view
fo Bi e him ample light,
He shall paint his thoughts, his hopes, his life.
Into the canvass too. ..
The carver shall carve with a tender belief
1 hut hu lijo l.ua .. 1 li r -
And others shall notice his deft and Skill,-,
aua ui5 wora: snau ue as ins heart would will
Bnt tho inspiration that soothes the world
Makes cares and sorrows light,
Is the inspiration of doing that J
Which is honest, trne and right.
THE WINTER SOLSTICE. --.
Mud, Marriages and Good
Astronomically speaking Tues
day, December 21st, was the first
day of winter, however much it
may have differed literally from
the actually beginning of the ice
king's reign. On that date the-
sun reached the mean obliquity
of the ecliptic for the year 1897.
That is the king of day reached
the furtherest point of its declina
tion south. We will therefore be
some three millions and odd.
thousands of mile3 nearer to old
Sol, at perihelion on Jan. 1st
than we were at aphelion on
July 1st. These figures are ar
rived at by a comparison of the
present accepted value of the
solar paaallax at the earth's
mean distance with th9 eccen
tricity of the planet's orbit.
The average reporter and, for
that matter, the average reader1
is too busy trying to keep abreast
of the Christmas procession to
keep very accurate tab on the
ecliptic -or the winter solstice;
hence any inaccuracies in these
calculations ought to be par
Besides, Tuesday was the short
est day in the year, and we really
didn't have sufficient time to go
into minute details.
The chief phenomena for
which this solstice has been cele
brated, iias been, is, and proba
bly will be mud and marriages.
The rains descended and the
floods came and the waters have
covered the earthy There are no
Noah navigators in evidence, but
lots of matrimonial arks are be
ing launched and the dwellers
therein are entering "by twos."
By reason of the ground being
so thoroughly saturated1 the far
mer hopes for ample crops an
other year. It is early indeed to
prognosticate too confidently,
but we will nevertheless gladly
believe that the bountiful rains,
which have descended have borne
inoreas'ed fertility to many a
region and prepared the ground
for grass, grain and fruits in
abundance another year.
TheBelton Reporter says the
increase of wheat acreage in Bell
county will be something over 100
to 1 compared with last year. '
Seventeen thousand cigars
have been seized by custom offi
cers at Laredo. , '
NOTICE IN PROBATE.
The State ot This.
To tfc- Sheriff or any Constable of Wakh-
irg'orr Countj: Greeting : J
O. L. Schr eder, Administrator of the
eststB of F. Kwvilin, deceased, baring'
filed tn ourwtriljr court his Irinal Accourr
or tbe condition of the estate of V. Krentz
Li, deceased, together with an application to
be discharged from said administration.
You a e Hereby t omrrum'ed. That by
publication of tma WriifbrTwenty days in
the Brenham Banner, a nef paper regularly
publ.jhed tn the Connt) of Washington, you
give due notice to sli persons interested in
the Account for nnl settlment of said
estate, to file their objrerions th'reto, if any
thn hisve. tn or beion the January term,
189S, if raid County C,nrt, commencing
ai d to be holden at tho the Court House of
mid cciinty, in the Citv of Brenham, on tho
ith day of January A. O. tSoS, when said
acunt and application will be cocsidottd
by said Court
"Witness O. A. Seward, Clerk of the
County Cojtt ot Wa Ii niU.n ctucty.
Given under my hand end teal ol u d
court, at myofike in tho City of J3ienhnm,,
this 20th dav of December A. D. :S9-.
O. A'. SEWAHD.
sj-al CUrk County Coutfc
I hereby order this citation, published fa
the Breubam Banner.
ShrrifT W ashinston, coun'r.
Bj B. SL TE KGTJE, Deputy Sfieiiffi
lit Dec 23.