The Weekly Banner.
JOHN G. BASKIS,
Editor, Publisher and Proprietor.
JJrcnbam, Thursday. Dec. 80, 1S97
Bad roads mean dreary isola
tion for months- every year.
Josiah Quincy, democrat, has
been re-elected mayor of Boston,
A package containing 810,000
; was stolen from the office cf the
, Southern Express Company in
Columbia, South Carolina, last
The National Board of Trade
reluctantly admit -that the silver
question will be the main issue
in the next presidential cam
The prasident announces that
be will make no appointments
during the holiday recess, ex
cept in case of absolute emer
- m m
Even Speaker Reed readily
admits that the pension question
is becoming an almost unbeara
ble burden to the people of this
Rural postal delivery is popu
lar and is likely to come, but it
will depend for its efficiency and
extension on better roads than
' now exist in most parts of the
It is now generally, believed
that Dan Stuart will succeed in
arranging another slugging
match between Jim Corbettand
T3ob Fitzsimnions,. to take place
some some time next summer.
I JTiriQT' TTTT AT SAVERS .
Congressmen Sayers is a strong
man, but when he entered the
race for governor, he ought to
have requested his gold standard
friends to please keep quiet.
They are supporting him almost
to a man, and will be the means
of his undoing in this race.
The above is a fair sample of
the means to be adopted by the
opponents of Mr. Sayers to se
cure his defeat before the people,
but it won't work. Mr. Sayers
is a true-blue, free silver demo
crat one who has proven his
faith by his work and such puny
attempts to belittle him in the
estimation of the people of Texas,
who know him and are acquaint
ed with his record as a democrat,
will fail of its purpose. Mr.
Sayers is in no way responsible
for the action of the gold demo
crats in favoring his nomination,
which seems to be predicated
upon the fact that they regard
Mr. Sayers not only as a demo
crat, but a safe, conscientious,
economical statesman, in whose
hands the affairs of State would
be conducted in strict accordance
with law, right and justice.
Come, brother Evans, be fair;
discuss Mr,. Sayers' public record
as a democrat; holdhim respon
sible for any short comings, but
do not charge him with things
over which he has no control.
Again, gold democrats, have no
THE PUGILISTIC SPIRIT CROPS OUT
EXTENSIVELY DURING THE
Jailor J. M. Ward ;Loses Some Blood in
an Encounter with F. M. Harrison.
The glad tidings of great joy,
"On earth peace, good will to
men," was therule in Brenham
on Christmas- day. But there
were several exceptions. Christ
mas eggnog usually promotes
friendships and good fellowship,
but there were several
instances in evidence Saturday
where the. opposite occurred.
And some who imbibed too freely
of the cup of good cheer poured
"the sweet milk of concord into
hell" at the same ratio that they
poured down their Christmas in
toxicants. There will be consid.-
erable azur.e about the optics of
a number of young men about
town as a result of their Christ
mas jamboree and the courts will
have to take a few chips in the
game before all the contests are
The most serious encounter of
the day took place on EastSandy
street in front of Korff & Clem
mon's market, when "at about
9:30p'clock Jailor J. M. "Ward
was knocked down and consider
ably bruised about the bead and
face by F. M. Harrison who used
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an ordinary walking cane as a
voice in making nominations in weapon 'of offense
Texas; and should they decide
to support the nominees we see
The fleet little vessel, "Silver
Heels;", seized at 'Wilmington,
North Carolina, charged with
fillibustering, has. been released
-Ifor want of sufficent evidence to
convict her oh the charge.
si. City, who sued the
the Maccabees- for dislocating
one of hisndneys while initiating
'Mm four-years ago,' has been
awarded, 810,000 by a jury in the1
circuit court. . ',
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; The Commercial-Tribune, of
h Cincinnati, a leading republican
& organ of the State of Ohio, is
h vigorously opposing the re-elec-f
tiqn of Banna', to the United
I States senate, and feels confident
of securing his defeat.
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, Gov. Atkinson, of Georgia,
,will visit the Republic of Mexico
some time in January, 1898, for
an outing, and while there will
investigate' the resources of the
country and post himself con-
', cerning silver as
The city election held at
Meridean, Connecticut, on De
cember 21st, resulted in a com
plete democratic victory, Amos
Ives, the democratic nominee for
mayor, defeating his republican
opponent, Arthur S. Lane, by
about 350 majority.
The Temple Tribune announces
its intention 'of supporting Hon.
Jos. D. Sayers for governor. In
this the Tribune editor's head is
decidedly level. Sayers is not
only a straight democrat, but one
' of the leading financiers of the
i"() present congress. He would
? make a safe and economical
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Succass depends on manage
ment in any .kind of business.
. Ho business will manage itself.
- The farmer who pays little atten-
.''"tion to his flock should only ex
pect little or no returns. Busi
ness attention given to a flock
-of properly housed hens would
be a great revelation to many
Farmers near cities and towns
. can secure regular customers for
fresh eggs, to bo delivered once
or twice a isreek. An ambitious
farmer could soon aaa many
other orons from the farm that
his customers would be glad to
purchase. Selling . farm pro
ducts direct to consumers pays,
as it saves the middlemen's com-
lission, and sales are cash down.
no valid reason for filing an ob
jectionj as all parties are unani
mous in desiring the success of
The insurgents claim to have
won another signal victory, over
the Spanish forces in Cuba on
the Canto river, in which a lieu
tenant colonel, two captains, an
assistant surgeon, a standard
bearer and two hundred soldiers
were instantly killed, and a simi
lar numberwounded. Pando has
reported to General Blanco that
100,000 men are needed to break
the backbone of the insurgent
uprising in the east and that it is
no longer practicable to continue
the campaign to relieve Bayanlo.
This city General- Garcia expects
to capture early in January, be
ing now able to- detach troops
from his command to- send to
The Georgetown Sun says
"The Texas Supreme Court in the
caste of Eustis et al vs. City of
Henrietta, decided in December,
holds that tne sale or lor taxes is
void if the tax collector sells for
an amount greater than the law
authorizes him to charge, and
that the owner cannot be requir
ed to pay taxes as a condition
precedent to making the defense
If the collector mistakes and mis-
states.the costs, the sale is void.
Thus is another prop knocked
from under tax titles. There are
too many chances for making
mistakes for one to take the
chances of acquiring such a
The following amusing anec
dote is told on a young clerk:
A , well known young lady
stepped 'into the store to pur
chase some lace, and, on inquir
ing the price, was told by the
admiring clerk that it was sold
for a kiss a yard. " Very well,"
replied the pretty, blushing pur
chaser; "please cut me off three
yards, and I shall send my
grandmother around tomorrow to
pay for it." She got the lace.
There is no medicine in the world
equal to Chamberlain's Cough Beiu
edy for the euro of throat und luug
diseases. Thin ia a fact that has
ueen proven in numoeriesa cases
Hero is a sample of thousands of
letters received: "I have tried
Chamberlain' Cough ltomedy while
sufioring from a ' severe throat
trouble, and found immediate and
effective reliof. I can unheaitttt
ii'Lfly recommend it.'". TSdcer "W.
VFhitteuiojc. Editor Grand Uivers
(E.y.) Herald. .For kbIo at K. E.
Lubn'fl drujr utore.
' rinmnlnirifc was madfi in nonntv
court against Harrison for an'ag-
gravated assault and he was
placed under S100 bond.
The casus belli in this in
stance was not attributable to
an over-indulgence in Christmas
spirits. It runs back several
months to the fall term of district
court and involves some revolt
ing 'records not necessary to
again elaborate. It is sufficient
to say that on the strength of an
affidavit made by Jailor "Ward
Harrison was placed under bond
of S500 to await the action of the
grand jury for an alleged serious,
and heinous offense against a
female inmate in the crazy ward
of the jail. After an investiga
tion the grand jury declined, io
return an indictment, thereby
completely vindicating Mr.
Harrison. This was the cause of
the1 fight on Christmas day.
Italy and France have both
sent warships to China.
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Each British soldier co3ts bis
country S320 every year.
y Rub soft grease over tar'anrll
then wash in warm soda water,
A girl's argument reminds you1
of the way she get3 off the street
It is not intellectual battles- that
keep fond lovers up until after-midnight.-
The wolves of Russia devour
annually 180,000 head of cattle
560,000 sheep and 100,000 hogs-
Wherever you find a true Chris
tian spirit, you will find it trying;
to do the work of Christ. - ,,
How to be happy though mar--'
ried: Always keep a dozen men's,
collar buttons on hand for einer-.
gencie's. ',, -
The German' war office has de
termined to furnish artificial
teeth gratis to such soldiers. aW
may need them. ,. ' . . ,
The prospect for the passage
of a general bankrupt law at the
present session of congress is
considered reasonably good.
v There are many women now
engaged in studying foreign
languages who would profit by a
closer acquaintance with English
Late advices from Havana
state thatCongosto has concocted
a deep and damnable scheme to
assassinate Gen. Gomez, com
mander-in-chief of the insurgent
Gen. Nunez, of the' insurgent
army, claims that Ruiz was prop
erly executed as a spy in accord
ance with the military usages of
If a man loses on a horse race
he says it's "bad luck," if he
wins he says it's sound judg
ment. The same line of reason
ing applies with equal force to
all other avocations.
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It is Very Gratifying to Us.
To know that our patrons so unanimously agree that our
stock of Fall Merchandise is by far the most desirable - over
shown here. Buying your goods from-ns' will insure your
money's worth in every instance. . '
. We Allow no Shoddy Goods. . "
" III ftii AUTUMN DRESS FJBBICS the products of the best weavers are
Bhown in a profusion never before attempted by us;.!
In Gapes and Jackets. ,. ; ' ; .
We have made great effort to place , before" yon- the -.choicest
s and most correct garments from the fashion counters. ' .
In Clothing. V ' '' , '
Our depaitment is in keeping with jotfcen'lines and offers.
, Uems that must and will interest you.'.' Cold weather will be
"hero shortly, and why not prepare now ? - ' '-
TOILET ARTICLES, ETC-:
SOUTH SIDE PUBLIC SQUAKI
A full suprlv of oil the popular Patent Medicines. Toilet Articles and
Fine, Perfumeries in endless variety. Physicians Prescriptions carefully
and accurately compounded at all hours, day or night."
HEBER STONE, President,
ADAM WANGEMANN, Vice President
The money question was' dis
cussed by the Bankers Confer
ence it Atlanta recently. After
resolutions were adoptedMrT J-
S. Carr, a millionaire banker !bF
North Carolina, was invited Jo- ,
address the body; Mrw-43arr'"
proved'fb be a Kve wire... H&-,
camesout "bald-headed and.
bare;footed?' for free silver. "!'
am a. free'pilver democrat," Ha f
declareck-"When I get amo"hgf.
bankers fconfess that I am lone-- i;
some, but I have plenty of .cornet'
pany when I am with ihe rest'of V
the people. I am for state tfarikS
all right and do not care if they
do not circulate outside the state
of their issue. "We want money
that we can keep ' at home. The
trouble with the good money that
circulates everywhere is that ifc
circulates away from us. The
gold "standard may be all right;
for the people up north where?
they have plenty of money, bufc"; .
we want something else. I got" .
my ideas of political economy:
and finance by hard knocks. -X ,
tell you that the alarm has been ' "
sounded in the watch tower ofV ' s .
the public and the people are deir h -7
manding that something be done.y.. : "
We had better be doing it, .too., JL
am for the dollar of our daddies.
state bank3 and frea silver,""
9 i ST-
First National Bank.
Oaoital and Surplus S180.000.
T. A. LOW,
Accounts of Farmers, Merchants
F. W. WOOD,
MRS. A. M GIDDINGB
H. K. HARRISON-
business men generally respectful!?
The Christmas.turkey and the
Christmas,stocking are both out
Gen. Pando has finally ar
rived at the conclusion that the
insurgents in Cuba will have to
be conquered by force, as they
have refused to accept the au
tonomy tendered them by Spain.
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Dr. Zertucha, the betrayer of
the late Antonio Maceo, has been
annointed mayor of Beiucal, a
small town in Havana province,
Cuba, as a small testimony cf
Spain's appreciation, of his
It has developed that tho Ala
bama law does not prohibit po
lygamy, and the same is true of
most of the other states. No
married man can marry again,
but a man can marry several
Buy a SUPERIOR
' ''i 1 inn
Sure to please jcu. All kinds
of Cooking Utensils in Iron, Tin
and enamled ware at the LOWEST
PKICES. If you need bolts or
screw's of any kind, or size we've
got e'm .
DOKT F.-lltOET WE SELL AM.
COLOI5S OV PAINTS.
The Chestnut NationaLBaplc of"
Philadelphia has closed itsdqpfs'
with outstanding liabilities
amounting to better than S3,0GO,
000. Too mucb JIcKinleyrsin-gle-gold-standard
seems to be the cause' of . th&
bursting of National banks in
this country. V '-
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t.THE farmer who sticks to his
hard-time habit of doing, his
work thoroughly will prosper:'
another.year. The low 'price, of?
cotton should not be permittedVtoi
act as an incentive to return to-'
the old "scratching" methods?"
that eventually produce . only."
weeds, mortgages and populists.-.-
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In discussing the prevalence of
crime in tnat city or late tn&
"Waco Telephone states that the?
admission of a person to bail, ac
cused of, murder, is one of the
powers of the courts, in the- ex
ercise of which there is a griev
qus complaint, the .'claim being
made that the practice has devel
oped indifference to the enormity
of murder, which is in a very
large measure responsible for the
prevalence and increase of j
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The same, amount of 1
and ability necessary to
hold a considerable of
bring 'in far more finand
turns iP almost any lee
business or profession i
difficult, however, to rea
until the office seeker
pletelyinto politics, and
is fit for a little else.
many a chronic office sej
wishes he had never ctl
to become a candidate
time lust as sincerely
drunkard regrets his first
brought suit against Ike Daa
a saloon keeper -of Sherman!
having sold liquor to
minors, who were students
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