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APPRECIATIVE ODD FELLOWS.
The Santa Fe employes are in
receipt jaf x their monthly pay
oheckC' iand . will, consequently
"havVChristmas money to burn.
'TiTEKEis nothing like the ap
proa6h"o.f Christmas to bull the
"figfd. racket.- The hens, like
everybody else, insist on taking
"by.the Methodist Sunday school
advertised for tonight has been
postponed until the 28th in the
liopo that the weather then may
b8A more favorable than at
Another number on the
Christmas prbgam -will have to
"be carried over for more favor
able weather. The street parade
which the Connor Hose Company
proposed giving1 on Christmas
4ay.ias been postponed. .
Brenham boasts more sports
men than any city in the State,
and these are perfecting plans
for spending the holidays in pur
suit -..oft big game and in the duck
ahdtjgeese haunts of Matagorda
c6un. Several hunting parties
"willfleave the city next week.
IThe committee of ladies having
incharge the decorations for the
third annual ball of the Athletic
clatrwhich occurs , next Monday
night. ?held a special meeting
Thursday evening at the resi-
dencerbf - Mr. and Mrs. H. M.
;WVhist to perfect plans and de-
visgesigns for the;bccasion. .
TJHE editor of -the" Banner, re-,
turns thanks to his friend and
comrade. "W. H. Thomas, for the
expressiuis of compliments and
gpc vU contained in a note and
-acjgaf ied by a busne .of wos
A Popular Young Ccuple. Take
At the East Sandy street resi
dence of Mr. and Mrs. Julius
Kollmey Wednesday evening
Miss Elma Emma Koch was
joined inthe holy bonds of wed
lock to Mr. Emil Edward Muery,
theceremonybeing performed in
the presence of quite a number
of the friends of the couple by
Following the ceremohy,which
occurred at 8:30 o'clock, the
newly wedded pair held a re
ception and, received the congrat
ulations of numerous invited
guests. A wedding feast of
ample proportions and most de
lectable quality was served and
The groom is an active and
thorough going young business
man of the city and numbers
friends by the scores. He is
prompt and attentive to business
and has a future of great prom
ise. His bride is a charming
and vivacious young lady raised
in the city and is possessed of
those splendid and rare traits so
much to be desired and admired
in a lovely and accomplished
They have the congratulations
and best wishes of a large circle
of friends and acquaintances,
and the "Banner joins in wishing
the future may be fraught with a
full share of connubial bliss with
all the good things that come to
the lot of mortals here below.
ALL RECORDS BROKEN.
-The Santa Fe's Freight Business is More
tr- Than They Can Handle.
wlu KrTjravwRL. oartmei Lodge
of the order at this place is en
joying a- phenomenal growth.
There were three applications
for membership at the last
A circular has been issued
to all-employes of the Gulf, Col
oradolSanta Fe that beginning
Dec. 21,they will be required to
pay their grocery, board and
doctors'" bills with reasonable
promptness. Outstanding whis
key accounts will ' bo looked
upon asja sufficient cause for in
stant dismissal. The company
lias lately been troubled a great
deal bylgarnishments and it
adopts-tlus method as a means of
avoidingthem in the future,
says thegTeinple Tribune.
The New Year's edition of
Texas Farm and Ranch has
upon itslfront page a beautiful
half-tbne.engraving symbolic of
the passing of thq old year, and
the coming of the new. To the
left of the- page, Old Time is
seen, carrying away into dark
oblivionthe'dead form of the
old yttjHsthe hour glass in its
hand, from-which the sands haye
all run out. ' Upon the right,
standing in the full glow of a sun
burst, denoting-the dawn 'of a
new yearr isj,the figure of a
beautiful woman, typical of good
will and promiee, the horn of
plenty hanging upon her arm,
full to running over with the
good and beautiful gifts of Na
ture; holding out to the coming
New YelirftS'nfant, an hour
glass, whose sand is just begin
ning to fallljThe world occupy
ing the central place-is lighted
on one,sia35Eno stSf, while the
other -is shrouded in- darkness
and clouds, jthe edges lighted
and illumined by the glory of the
dawning ISew Year. The de
sign is the work of Mrs. S. E.
Buchanan, who has charge of
the Household and Cousins'
League .departments of Texas
The Santa Fe. is
finjwTe'sfc! -"freight business
"f known 'n;the State and during
this, very -unfavorable weather
has found-it almost -impossible to
Keep trains out of.;tne-way or
Leach other Several times recent
ly freight blockades at Sealy
have laid out passenger trains
for anhour or more. In other
words Yct such weather as we
have b6eu having the past week
the Santa Fe has actually had
more business than it could
do.- Engines , are overtaxed,
crews ar.e overworked, and
still the rush continues. The
Southbound local came in a day
behind yesterday, and extras are
laid out at every passing track.
A good story reached the re
porter in this connection. An
overworked crew had orders to
take siding at Millheim a
night or so ago, and await the
passage of a through train. The
Cartmel Lodge Appoints a Committee to
Personally Thank the Newspa
pers For Kindly Notices.
There is at least one organiza
tion in Brenham mind we do
not say there are not others
that knows how not only to ap
preciate the newspapers of the
city, but also how to make them
conizant of that appreciation by
formal manifestation of the
At a regular meeting of Cart
mel Lodge Tuesday night a
committee of three was appoint
ed to personally thank the Ban
ner and Press for kindly notices
made of the order, its meetings
and its members, from time to
time. This committee, which
consists of Hon. Ben. S. Rogers,
Dr. H. C. Rees and Prof. "W. A.
Jakel, has not yet made a formal
report. From the well known
versatility of the gentlemen
composing the committee it - is
safe to say that both publica
tions will feel highly compli
mented by a visit from them, as
well as amply compensated for
whatever benefits they may have
incidentally conferred on the
three link brethren.
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. "Waltz en
tertained a large number of
friends on last Tuesday night
and received many congratula
tions and best wishes.
Mr. and Mrs. Andre and
daughter, of Biegel, came up ' to
witness the marriage of their
friend, Miss' Carrie Allcorn, .to
Mr. L. A. -"Waltz.
M. L. R. Allcornj of Elgin,
has arrived to SDend the holida
doing lhts4--vrith tusiamflyand friends. .
The death of Miss Alvina TJs-
tyniK, wnicn occurred atter - a
brief illness, at- her home near
"Wesley, , last "Wednesday night,
December 15, 1897, has cast a
gloom over the entire community,
for Miss Alvina had just budded
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siding was reached ,some half
hour or more before the through
freight was due, and the crew
decided to utilize the interim for
snatching a wink o' sleep. They
did so, and when they awoke the
through freight had been gone
for hours and broad daylight
was streaming in at the caboose
windows. The crew had slept
on their rights and being "dead"
for that trip had to make the
balance of-'the run as an "extra,"
as soon as the first telegraph
station was reached.
The list of holiday marriages
was augmented Thursday by
At Zionsville Mr. Hermann
Gascamp and Miss Henrietta
Kokemoor were united in mar
riage in the presence of a large
number of friends and relatives,
Rev. Strickert officiating.
Near Stone, at the residence of
Mr. H.F. Kolwes, Mr. Hermann
Runge and Miss Annp- Kolwes
were united in marJPge, Rev.
A Pennsylvania court has
ruled that a woman need not
swear to her ago in open
court. It has been the rule of
law all along that witnesses shall
not give testimony against them
selves. Every minister feels that he is
handicapped in his work in the
vineyard by the outrageously
poor singing of his choir.
into lovely young womanhood
and was the life and light of her
home and the circle in which she
moved. Our hearts are sad and
full of sympathy, . for the be
reaved parents, brothers and
sisters. Death has robbed them
of all that was sweetest and
brightest. Miss Alvina was con
scious that the end was near and
bade a tender farewell to rela
tives and friends. There was
nothing left undone that loving
hands and hearts could do : but
"God doeth all things well" and
our loss is Heaven's gain. Her
remains were followed by a large
concourse of friends to the "Wes
ley cemetery and there laid to
rest, Rev. Browning, of Bren
ham, conducting the last sad
Santa-at Chappell Hill.
The following unique invitation
has been received by a number
of the young people at this place
for an entertainment in the Meth
odist church at Chappell Hill
"Through the efforts of the
Epworth League and Baptist and
Methodist Sunday Schools we
have induced Santa Claus to
make us a visit. For his recep
tion we have erected a snow
house which he will adorn with
all the beauties so dear to his
little friends' hearts. He will
leave the North Pole in time to.
be with us on the night of Dec.
24, 1897. And your presence is
desired that he may have a most
Back From the East.
Major Abe Harrison is back
from a trip to the North and
East including the cities of St.
Louis, Cincinnati and New York.
His trip was a combination one
of business and pleasure. "While
in St. Louis he attended a con
vention of the officers of the
Volunteer Guard of the different
States and made a speech which
attracted considerable attention
from the newspaper of the
Mound City. In Cincinnati he
spent several pleasant days with
relatives, and in New York he
placed some largo orders for
spring stock for tho Harrison
Dry Goods Co.
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We call attention to our line of -Imported ?j
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Specialties, suitable for Christmas and Newj
L. & O. Feel,
All lands of Nuts,
Spices of all kind,
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. Etc.,' Etc.
I We invite an inspection of our exhibition of Holiday
Goods which embraces everything in demand by Qrocery
gj buyers. If you cannot come yourself, send your order and g!
we will fill them promptly and make prices as low as though
you bought in person. Respectfully,
ftOOQU 0. jj
The' daily papers might do well
to report the state of the marriaee
market under "Angling Notes."
A woman does not deplore the
death of her first husband after i
she marries again, but the second'
husband often does.
A fellow often thinks a girl by
any other name would be as
sweet, but he finds out his mis
take after he gives her his own.
Many a man after marriage
wishes he had one-tenth of the
money he had fooled away on
other girls, to buy a baby car
"When a bride has been married
about three weeks she begins to
write home for the old clothes
she refused to take with her.
Before marriage every man has
a theory about managing a wife; ,
but after marriage its a condition
and not a theory that confronts
II. E. LUHN.
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BEEXHA3I .TEXAS. - ' .
Stable Drugs. Fine Chemicals Patent Medicines.- Combs.
Hair, Sail and Tooth Brashes in Endiess Tarletj.
Physicians prescriptions always receive prompt attention and will be filled withtne
utuiost aire at any time, day or night. In medicines, quality is of the first important the
best is the cheapest
BOLK AGENTS FOK THE CELEBRATED
Beautiful Christmas Cards and
Our Kes and Cabinet Bottled Beer U Cnnnrpassed.
We are also ageat3 for the Standard Sawing Machine the best in
the market. For buying good Dry Goods and Groceries cheap, call onus
and eare monov.-