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L OGA.L, NEWS
BUYING HOUSEHOLD UTENSILS.
The evening passeneer via the
Santa Fe was nearly three hours
late last evening.
THE Red Men are arranging
for an oyster supper on the first
meeting night in January.
Work on Lusk's new stable
has been suspended pending the
-arrival of brick from Houston.
Rev. E. W. Soloman, presiding
elder of the Methodist church
foa.the. Brenharadistrictis re
garded asv one of the brightest
lights in the entire Texas confer
ence. Sheriff Palm, of Austin
county, was in the city yesterday
en route to Austin, having in his
custody a lunatic to be placed in
the Austin asylum.
The time that intervenes be
tween this and Christmas promi
ses to be-a record-breaking "week
so far as the business of Bren
The general impression is that
Ihe wedding season in Brenham
is just reaching its zenith and
-will continue in full blast until
after the holidays.
Judge E. P. Cueey married
Bellmore Caruthers to Lavinia
Greene "Wednesday afternoon,
the ceremony occurring in the
county judge's office.
The County Board of Exam
iners will be in session next Eri
day and Saturday, after which
there will be no meeting of the
Board until February 18, 1898.
About twenty-five of our mus
ieai people will take part in the
benefit concert at Athletic Hall
Friday evening. The program is
to be an interesting and varried
Tse weather has;been blustery
sBtUncertain for a day or so,
awj fRorthE.fresh from the ice
bound fastneesee ofr'tha Rockies
iata Fe waTse'll
cete atone fare-to
FMemphison D'ec. 21, 22, 23
as to New Orleans on Pec. 2tt
22s return limit 30 days from date
He Knew How to Do It on Business
Principles and Needed no Advice.
"Now, let me talk to that
agent," said the owner of a fine
residence on "West Main street to
his wife. "The trouble with you
women is that you're too easily
persuaded. I'll use the fellow
well, for he's striving to make a
living, but I'll get rid of him in
short order." -
The others left to give the head
of the household a clear deck and
soon' he w'as listening to the
smoothly flowing talk of the
agent. Here were pans that re
tained all the juices of the meat
or fowl while baking it. This
sad iron put a polish on starched
linen and cut off the expense of a
laundry. Here was a glue that
would make broken furniture
stronger than the original wood.
This preparation would make old
carpets like new and reduce the
work and annoyance of house-
cleanincr to a minimum. The latest
thing in coffee pots insured just
the desired strength and cleared
the brown fluid without the aid
of any foreign substance. There
were these and several other
articles thatimpressed the house
holder as being essential to
domestic comfort at its best and
he wondered why they had not
been provided long ago.
"When, the oily agent departed)
he left his patron surrounded by
wares mat ne naa Dougnc at a
high price. He at once called in
the family' and, with something
of the enthusiasm of the agent,
told what each thing vas for,
how much better jfc was than any
thing heretofore used and how
forturiate'itwas for him to have
been at home to make these dis
His sails did not collapse till his
wife informed him that she was
supplied with everything he had
bought, when he went into some
thing that closely reeblda,fit.'
The residence portion of the
city is being visited by innumer
able tramps. These gentlemen
of leisure now seem to be some
what careful about patrolling the
The case against Band Master
Jakel wherein he was charged by
Albert Cohn with abusive lan
guage was dismissed in justice
purt "Wednesday on motion of
Mr. A. Brauner, night bar
tender at the Merchant's Ex
change, is confined to his room
with his spinal column badly
wrenched as a result of a fall re
ceived while' trying toplumba
The candidates for State,
county and municipal offices are
rapidly, putting themselves
racing condition., The
wrist hagKajedsgpton it al-j
rea'dy the result of feeling the
Cupid seems to have a cinch
.the Herald of that city. "Well,
there are others. As a matrimo
nial record breaker-Brenham be
longs to the championship' class
this season. 3' r
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A decisiom was'expectedinthe
Kugradt appeal "Wednesday, but
no notice pf the court's action
was received by the defendant's
attorneys, Messrs. Letzerich &
Felder, which leads to the con
clusion that the celebrated case
has not yet been decided.
Mr. B. P. Holland left Thurs
day for "Winchester, where on
Monday evening he will do ser
vice as best man at the wedding
of Mr. Eugene C. Roth and Miss
Mary "Wroe. The bride to be is
a niece of Mr. "Wroe, senior mem
ber of the firm of "Wroe &
Schramm, of this city.
Tie Caase of tie TnHl Vet Vet Asctr-
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A Hempstead special of 4he
14th. contains an account of the
nesdaysfisiuej: Tom'Gillem, a
younga?negrOf fwas" at midnight
last niglifc killed by a young white
man. ort the railroad track near
Houx's lumberyard. This morn
ing the dead man was laid out in
one of the little red painted houses
used by the railroad company
for the storage of tools, etc. A
hole over the left eye indicated
that death came quickly. The
negro was employed on Glenn's
work train and had worked only
three weeks. He is said to be
from Brenham. The man charg
ed with the crime has hitherto
never been in trouble and it will
require an examining" trial to as
certain the cause of 'the trouble.
The coroner's verdict was that
the deceased came to his death
from a gunshot wound fired by
the hand of "Will Duck, who was
arrested. Tha examining trial is
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SXR. ilENRY OMBTHOUSE, Ol
Long Point, departed this life
last-.Monday andwas-a buried
Tuesday afternoon. Five chil
dren,' four daughters and a son,
survive him, his wife having
preceded him to the great be
yond. He Vas 'about sixty-six
years of age and had been a
resident of thatisection for many
Mr. Minor H. Brown, better
known to older members of the
Texas Press as "Pinkie," has
accepted a position on a Cor
sicana paper and has left Taylor
for that place. Minor was at one
time considered one of the crisp
est parugraphers on the Texas
press, and it is not reasonable to
suppose that he has lost any
of his force or crispness with ad
vancing age. The Banner wishes
him success in his new field.
Proceedings of a Special Meeting' Held
After various and sundry at
tempts at divers times and places
the gentlemen composing the
Park Committee for the Fire De
partment succeeded in getting
together Wednesday afternoon
in sufficient numbers to hold a
special meeting in the office of
Messrs. Ever sburg and "Williams.
The members present on this oc
casion were T. A. Low, Sr., A.
Simon, Sr., C. H. Carlisle, Jr.,
E. C. Abbott, Jr., Cv L. Schrqe
der, E. Reichardt, J. Kolmey, E.
H. Eversburg and F. W. Wood.
Acting Chairman T. A. Low
called the meeting to order and
Secretary E. C. Abbott read the
minutes of the last meeting which
There being some uncertainty
as to the identity of the real
officers of the committee it was
deemed best to re-elect the en
tire set. The election resulted
in the choice of the following :
E. H. Eversberg, President.
T. A. Low, Sr., Vice President.
E. C. Abbott, Jr., Secretary.
A. Simon, Sr., Treasurer.
A motion prevailed that the
election of a contractor be de
ferred until a regular meeting.
On motion the note held by R.
Gross for S200 in payment for
piano was ordered endorsed by
the president, payable next Mai
fest, and negotiable at the hold
A motion prevailed authorizing
the president to SQcureSGOO in
surance on the Park Theater.
The accounts of "W. A. "Wood
& Co., and of E. H. Eversberg
were approved and the secretary
instructed to issue drafts to
cover, the former payable next
May and the latter at sight.
The committee on grounds re
ported that the park keeper had
agreed to clear and prepare
grounds for Mai-fests iweafter.
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mental and indispensable in J
Dry Goods, Notions, Clothing, Hats, Boots,
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Agenjsjor he ''WHITE" anfl other jewing Machines.
Heaflqnarf ersFor Country ProQace)
Chas. Gramm, Esq., brought in
fifteen patridges as the result of
a short outing Wednesday afternoon.
vasx "cotton's going up:
plant all cotton next ye!
diversify your farming;and live
at home. Bandera Enterprise.
Mayor Whitselle, of Corsicana4
declares that under no circum
stances will he be a candidate for
re-election. There is not anoth
er town in Texas that is great
enough to boast of flowing pil
wells and a man who doesn't
want office. Dallas News.
The game and fish laws should
be rigidly enforced unless the
people of Texas wish to see the
last of all game in our woods and
prairies and the last fish in our
coast waters literally extermi
nated. Brownsville Herald.
Texas is slowly emerging from
the dazed condition into which
the railroad commission decision
regarding the round cotton bale
knocked it. On the subject of
monopoly" the commission is no
small '"octopus" itself. Waco
There is a movement on foot,
having its origin in Wacoto
cultivate a sentiment against the
carrying deadlyrwespons. We
know of no place in which it
would be more appropriate to
slffticteor reform '-than in
Waco. Cuero Record.
El Paso is blessed with fine
banking institutions and their
.action in offering protection to
our public schools is a. patriotic
act that should be remembered
by every lover of our free school
system, which is the main pillar
of our government. EI Paso
Ex Land Commissioner Mc
Gaughey, of Hood county, passed
through the city today enroute
to Gonzales, and in conversation
with friends -at the depot said
that he would be a candidate for
his former position at the com
ing election. Yoakum Herald.
Pecans by the wagon load are
lying wasting on the Conchos
because the price paid for them
will not justify a person in gath
ering them. The crop was a
large one, and you see we are on
tho gold standard basis now and
have some very high priced pol
iticians at the head of the gov
ernment. Colorado Spokesman.
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In Newest and Most Exclusive Styles, ;
In Prices Extremely Low on Every Article,'
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We invite ah inspection of our exhibition of Holiday jl
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uyers If you cannot come yourself, send your order and
we will fill them promptly and make prices as low as though,'
you bought in person. Kespectfuiiy,
T&e Death Roll.
At the ripe old age of three
score and ten years Mrs. Brandes,
died Wednesday afternoon at-her
residence in Greenvine. The
funeral occurred at Greenvine
Thursday afternoon. Mre.
Brandes had long been a resident
of this sectioni Her surviving
children, all sons, are Messrs.
Gas and .Eric .Brandes, cf Green
vine, August and Davis Brandes,
of-Taylor, and Max Brandes, of
Miss Alwine Ustynik, aged 19
years, aiea weanesaay nigntin
the "Wesley neighborhood. The
funeral will occur at Wesley
today (Friday). Deceased was
a daughter of Mr. John Ustynik,
a young lady of most sweet and
lovable disposition and whose
loss will be deeply mourned.
R. E. LIMN.
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Hair, 5aJI and Tooth Brnsbes in Endless Tarti-ty. - ". .
Physicians prescriptions always xsenhre prompt aitAiuion and will be filU-diwitK jfec
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It is estimated that 50,000
prospectors, miners and specula
tors will start for Klondike about
the time the roses come again.
Maybe there'll be more jobs for
the boys left behind.
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We are also agents for the Standard Sewing Machine the best in
aarkefc. For buyinc eood Drv Goods and Groceriea ehaan. roll nn i
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