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A Fine girl was born to Mr.
and!Mrs. Adolph Jahnke Mon
The few visitors from the
country Monday report the roads
-well nigh impassible.
The Lion Drug Store lost a
"plate , glass show window in the
melee incident to
A breakdown in the engine
laid the northbound passenger
out several hours at Bellville
Joe Meyer, a pauper at the
county farm, died Monday from
an attack of pneumonia.
Franke's hardware stock
l been moved from Postoffice
tow to the Eischer building: on
5"B" South Ant street.
Rev. E. A. Allen of Hemp-
' steady the missionary for .the
Lincoln Baptist association of
Texas, will preach tonight at the
Zion 'Baptist church.
The young ladies of the city,
at least quite a number of them,
contemplate keeping "open
ihouse" for the reception of their
friends on New Year's day.
t Mr. Toit Matchett haspur-
chased-alot from Mr. C. "Wie-
bcschfon "West Main street and
wSsoon begin the erection of
The Artillery Company held a
large and enthusiastic meeting
Tuesday evening. Their new
armory is expected to be ready
for occupancy by the next meet
Several Brenham ladies were
iefling their " troubles to each
other recently One of them said
the worst ahejiver felt was when
they brought her husband Iiome
jme partially paralyzed,
p.dy said thatwhen they
ler nubby homo in a
Inight "totally paralyz-
idn't feel so very badly,
t the inference that
got hirn in thsf house
held a meeting of the
lan executive committee
3tato of Texas. There-
joos. -came tryer the faces
other ladiesypresent like
itrwhich Overspreads the
janceiptihe cowboy when
earsfesderfoot call for tea
'breakfast. A long and pain
fill silence was finally broken by
the lady whose lord was only
"partially paralyzed." She arose
and said that she must go, that
she had left the children alone.
The Governor has appointed
Son. Air Mr Walthall of Pecos
City, Reeves'county, judge of the
Thirty-fourth judicial district,
vice Judge C. M.. Buckler, re
signed, and whose resignation
takes effect the last day of the
present year The newly ap
pointed Judge is a brother of
United States Senator "Walthall
yy. u. jones, colored, was
recently convicted for publishing
uueiuuu tJLuujriiu m me uaives
ton Times and given 12 months
In jail. The case was appealed
and the criminal court of appeals
affirmed the lower court's judg
ment. "W. H. Noble, who was
aiso convicted on the same charge
and fined S100, was released on
a Convict bond and has been
At his request no further effort
Trill be made to save the life of
Eugene Burt, who is sentenced
to benanged at Austin on the
21stay of January for the mur-Jder-of
his wife and two children.
THE RED HEN.
Elect Officers and Dispose of an Oyster
Shabona Tribe, No. 20, Im
proved Order of Red Men, had on
hand two ceremonies of special
importance at theirMonday night
meeting. The first of these was
the semi-annual election of offi
cers which resulted in the choice
of the following:
L. M. Simon, Sachem.
"Wm. Morriss, S. S.
"W. C. Henderson, J. S.
H. Harrison, Prophet.
C. H. Carlisle, K. of W.
C. H. Carlisle Jr., C. of R.
C. H. Eddy, Collector.
. C. H. Carlisle, Trustee.
Following the election came
the other important item which
was the disposition of a shoal of
oysters in any and every style,
first raw, then stewed, then fried,
then begin over again, in case
your appetite was equal to the
repetition, and some were. There
were alsp at hand all the neces
sary accessories for a square
meal. The oyster contest in
point of numbers was so close
that the awards could not be
made. In order to even things
up a bit Prophet Harrison offered
$25 to any Red Man who should
eat five soda crackers in as many
minutes without partaking of any
kind of liquid. This the Senior
Sagamore undertook, and was
black in the face but still hal
lowing, "Polly wants a cracker,"
when the reporter left to fill
Sunday electrician C. H. Eddy
of the Brenham Compress, Oil
and Manufacturing Company re
ceived a Christmas present by
Express from the "Western Elec
trical Supply Company of St,
Louis. The package, which ar
rived Dy express, resembled a
box of cigars in size, and Mr.
Eddy felicitated considerably
over the goods smokes in store.
But when the box was opened in
stead of fifty elegant Havanas he
expected it contained two incan
descent lamps each of which con
tained a single cigar securely
sealed in the globe. On the out"
side of the globe was printed a
statement that the lamps would
"burn much longer than the
cigars." It was alright as an
advertisement, but slightly dis
appointing as a Christmas pres
ent. Monday a box of unequalled
long Havana fillers arrived from
the same address.
Comparatively few Texans know
what is made and grown within
the borders of our great State,
and though there is ample room
for development in the line of
manufacture, there are many
growing industries turning out
work equal to any in the United
States. The Post has just receiv
ed a handsome center table with
compliments of the Brenham
Manufacturing company. It was
manufactured by them from tim
ber grown in the Lone Star State,
from one of the choice woods
which was heretofore supposed
to be foreign to our country,
Texas mahogany. This company
has discovered a variety of this
mahogany on a part of their tim
ber lands and it is claimed to be
superior to the Mexican varieties,
both as to strength and color, as
the Mexican is very brittle. The
work is elegant, artistically orna
mented and would do credit to
any factory in the country.
The betrothal of Miss Jennie
Lewm to Mr. Joseph Proskauer
was celebrated Sunday evening
by a large gathering of friends
at the residence of Mr.
and Mrs. R. Gross, Yest Main
street. The evening was spent
happily with music, conversation
and refreshments. The cozy
home still wore the garlands ani
decorations donned in honor of
Christmas, and the smiling and
happy faces of the guests were
in perfect harmony with the sur
roundings. Miss Lowin is a sis
ter of Messrs. Julius and Sig-
mund Lewin and of Mrs. R.
Gross. Mr. Proskauer is from
third annual ball.
Under the Auspices of the Athletic Club
The deities Euterpe and Terp
sichore into whose kindly care
the ancient Greeks, when they
manufactured their mythology,
confided the gentle arts of music
and dancing, found many wor
shippers at the headquarters of
the Athletic club Monday even
ing on the occasion of the or
ganization's third annual ball.
The annual recurrence of these
festal occasions which by custom
take place on the Monday fol
lowing Christmas are eagerly
looked forward to for weeks and
even months in advance of their
occurrence by the haute volee of
the social element. The various
committees charged with the
successful culmination of the
season's chief function put the
great trinity of time, tact and
talent into their work in prepar
ing the details and their labors
were crowned with a triumph of
art that eclipsed in brilliancy, in
elegance and in enjoyment the
previous records of the club. A
more elaborately brilliant and
transcendentally superb affair
has never before been presented.
The weather was cool and the
evening a most delightful one for
such pleasure as those who wor
ship at the shrine of Terpsichore
are wont to revel in. The dancers
were happy and gay, and if there
was a heavy heart present it was
hidden behind a face beaming
with joy. Music, always en
chanting, thrilling, vivifying, is
particularly so in the ball room.
There it seems the gods touch
every note and strike every
chord as it escapes from the in
strument with a diviner fire and
a more harmonious spirit than it
has elsewhere. Maybe it is be
cause "eyes look love into eyes
that speak again," but music in
the ball room is a fountain of
eternal youth and of imperish
able energy. In gliding grace
fully through the whirling waltz,
or tripping lightly through in
toxicating schottisches and
polkas, the dancers during an
evening traverse mile after mile
of ball room floor without the
slightest evidence of fatigue.
The decorations which extended
over every portion of the ball
room and gave the various
athletic and gymnastic devices a
most pleasing effect were well
conceived and beautifully carried
out. The club has no colors and
the decorators were left free to
select blendings of their own
choosing without being handi
capped by theenvironments of
particular designs. The smilax
effects, together with a world of
carnations, holly and hand made
roses made one of the brightest
and most inviting pictures im
aginable. This feature of the
occasion was left in the hands of
the decorating committee con
sisting of Mrs. L. Z. Harrison,
Mis3 Bertha Becker, Miss Hettie
Harrison, Miss Hester Abbott
and Miss Mabel Harrison with
several gentleman helpers.
Tne order of dances consisted
of twenty numbers, exclusive of
the openine erand march and
'Home Sweet Home," with an in
termission which was devoted to
the disposal of some elegant
Champagne punch made from the
vintage which has contributed so
extensively to Mr. Mumm's fa
voritism and fame. The large
attendance precludes the possi
bility of tabulating them into
anything like a correct list.
Some idea of the attendance may
be gathered from the statement
that the hundred programs
printed for the occasion were ex
hausted. The following committees con
tributed' tcf the success of the en
tertainment: Reception Committee: "Wm.
Lusk, Pres't., Chas. Wilkins, H.
Lusk, C. &. Botts. Ben Bassett,
J. C. Fisher, W. H. Abbott, D.
C. "Williums, Theo. Low, Tom
Holland, Major Abo Harrison, L.
Z. Harrison, Fred Amsler. E. P.
Curry Lee Curry, Chas. Carlisle,
Dr. B. B. Minor, John Watson,
Ed. Healy, Joe Smithy N. Cin
namon, J. B. York, A-'tT. Milroy,
Fred McFarland, L. G. Bassett,
Chas. Felder, Seth N. Mayfield,
Harry Eldridge, C. Fischer,
Arrangement Committee: "W.
H. Abbott, Chas. L. "Wilkins,
Ben Bassett, T A. Holland, "Wm.
Floor Committee : Lee Curry,
L. G. Bassett, Harry Eldridge,
Cal. G. Botts, J. C. Fii
Some Casualities. Some Reflections and
Some Other Things.
Although the holidays are only
fairly begun the supreme festival
day has passed and the city is
beginning to wear an air of sober
business, having emerged from
the spectacular. The delicious
delirium of intoxication has faded
into an irridescent dream. Some
yet remain who now and then
"take something" with which to
irrigate the dryness of decline,
but those who think "the best of
life is but intoxication" are in a
decided minority. The great fire
played a star engagement and its
popularity was greater by far
this season than in several
lengths of Christmases. The ev
olution from chaos to order was
a gradual process and there are
yet several "lamps in mourning"
that wilL require several days to
metamorphose baok to normal.
The small boy who looked after
the fireworks end of the combi
nation has been the hero of many
battles. His elder who took care
of the firewater is also the "hero
of many bottles." Both ought
to swear off Jan. 1st.
Several severe but no fatal ac
cidents resulted from careless
handling of fireworks. Mrs.
Smith, wife of "Stormy" Smith,
Santa Fe yard master, had one
of her hands badly burned by the
premature explosion of a sky
rocket. Julian McFarland was a target
for another sky rocket and is
wearing his best liand in a
JUttie Mr.;Lemm lost some
blood and has a very sore mouth
from a similar source.
A double back action Roman
candle knocked out Mr. Alex
Griffin for the time being Satur
day night. The load struck a
bunch of books and papers in his
coat pocket which reduced its
momentum to some extent, other
wise Mr. Griffin believes he
would have been seriously in
jured, The problem of what to buy
for a Christmas present at least
no longer agitates the public
Now for a week .of holiday,
and then for a year of hard and
earnest work. To get the best
of both one should follow the
Many people who have been
hovering over their fires at home
for a week came out on the
streets yesterday when the sun
made its appearance, but a num
ber of individuals in the city
lockup remained indoors.
Now that the gift season has
been pulled off, young men who
have presented a cold exterior to
their best girls for several weeks
past may proceed to renew cor
dial diplomatic relations.
The nine days drizzling cloudy
weather broke into clear skies
and fairest sunshine. The touch
of winter disappeared with the
lifting of the mist, and the sloppy
streets alone remained as a
legacy of the several, days dis-agreeableness.
An Exceptionally Pleasant Affair Com
plimentary to Mr. and Mrs.
The spacious floors of Ger
mania hall were a scene of gaye
tyt Tuesday evening, the occa
sion being a complimentary
dance in honor of Mr. and Mrs.
Emil Muery, whose matrimonial
bark was launched under favora
ble auspices just previous to the
holidays. The evening was a
delightful one in every particular
fruitful of the fullest possible en
joyment to every guest present.
Invitations were issued to the
married people and they were
out in large numbers. The floor
presented a most pleasing ap
pearance, thronged with merry
dancers. The bright faces and
pretty dresses of the young la
dies made one think of a bit of
fairy land as they floated hith
er and thither in perfect accord
with the delightful music of the
The program containing al
most a score of numbers proved
too short and several extras were
added bringing the closing time
after the midnight hour. The
aance win owen m tne memory
of all who were present as a most
delightful social event, from
which nothing was lacking that
could add an iota to the pleasures
of the evening.
THE SCHOOL BOARD.
An Arbor Day Up For Discussion at
Tuesday being the last day of
that name in the calendar month
was the regular time of meeting
for the Brenham school board.
An interesting session was held.
Fleta Guy was elected a teacher
in the colored schools.
The feasibility of setting aside
an arbor day for some date early
in the season was discussed at
considerable length. As is well
known, the national arbor day
come3 much too late in the season
for this climate. It was pointed
out by the promoters of the
special day idea that' greatandlast
ing improvements in the appear
ance of the school grounds could
be consummated by such an ar
rangement. Nothing adds so
much to the appearances of pri
vate residences or public build
ings as well kept trees
and shrubbery. With one day in
the year set apart to the planting
and cultivating of trees and
shrubbery great results could be
accomplished. The idea is a
good one and should be fostered
Mrs. Kohltfarber Dead.
Mrs. Kohltfarber, aged 74
years, died at the home of her
son-in-law, Mr. F. E. Reue in
Prairie Hill at 3:30 o'clock Mon
day morning after a lingering
illness. She had suffered with
paralysis for a longtime. The
funeral will take place at 2 p. m.
today (Tuesday) and the remains
will be interred in the Methodist
Cemetery at Prairie Hill.
Deceased leaves three grown
children; they are Mrs. L. Enax
and Mrs. F. E. Reue, of Prairie
Hill and Mr. Louis Kohltfarber,
A Successful Operation.
Rev. W. A. Moers, pastor of
the German Methodist church,
has been confined to his bed
several weeks with, "caries of the
bones" of the-leg. His condition
grew worse from time to time un
til the attending physician, Dr.
R. E. Graul, determined on per
forming an operation. Assisted
by Doctors York, Williamson
and Lockett, the operation was
successfully carried out, about
five inches of dead bone being
removed. So far the operation,
which was performed strictly by
antiseptic methods, has been a
success. The patient is doing as
well as could be expected, and.
hopes to be at his post of duty
again in a short time.
The office of the Southern
Mercury, the organ of "middle-
of-the-road" pops in Texas, was
destroyed by fire at Dallas last
week. - (
A Pleasant Evening for the Members of
the Baptist Sunday Scho
The rooms of the Athletic clul
were utilized Tuesday eveninj
for an enjoyable Christmas ei
tertainment by the members!
the Baptist Sunday school.
original intention was to have i
entertainment at the Band rod
but the absence of a pianu-
necessitated a change of plana
the eleventh hour.
The main purpose of the even
ing was to afford the juniors and
also the elders an opportunity to
enjoy a social gathering. As an
aid to enjoyment a program of
rather an impromptu nature was
excellently rendered, each of the
contributors aquitting themselves
in a manner highly edifying and
After an anthem by the choir,
"Make a Joyful Noise unto the
Lord," Little Misses Ina Eldridge
and Mamie Perry contributed reci
tations. They were followed by a
beautiful trio contributed by Mr.
and Mrs. Wyman and Mrs. West.
Following this Little Miss Etta
Rees delivered a recitation and
Little Miss Quebe contributed a
son?. The program closed with a
short essay on "Memory" by the'
superintendent, Hon. Harry
Haynes. This was a master piece
in its way, as is everything Mr.
Haynes composes, and was re
ceived with excellent attention
and many plaudits.
After the end of the program
was reached, splendid refresh
ments were served. The children
were then turned loose to romo
andmake merry at will.
The Star Concert Company.
Judged by a strict standard of
merit there should have been a
much better house in evidence at
the Grand Tuesday night tnan
turned out to hear a program
rendered by the Star Concert
Company of Belton. Possfly
the various counter attractions
in the city on that date drew
largely on the ranks of those
who would otherwise have been
in attendance. Certain it is that
the contributors could not have
depended for inspiration on
their audience. The performance7"
was not of the kind to draw an
upstairs house and the patronage
downstairs was little better, tk
The members of the company,
Miss Willie Beckett, Prof.'
Raphael Koester and Mis3-iillie
James, came up in many respects
to the eulogistic advance notices.
Miss Beckett's accurate facial
gesture so apty illustrated what,,
she had to say that her hearers
could understand the sentiment
without having knowledge of the"
The Athletic club are arrang.-!
ing to dance out the old year
Friday night in a sort of re&jrn
engagement to their Christmas
The joint Christmas entertain- ,
ment by the Christian and Pres-
byterian Sunday schools has been
postponed from Friday to Satur
day night. " ,
NOTICE IN PROBATE.
The State or Tixs-
To the Sheriff or any Conttab.'e 6f Wwa-
ragion uoumy: ureoung :
O. L. :-cbreder, Administrator of the
estate of F. Krentzlin, deceased, havirfT
filed in our County conn his Final Account;
of the condition of the estate of P. Krentz
lio, deceased, together with an application to
be discharged Irons stud administration
Yon ae Hereby Commanded, That by
publication of this Writ for Twenty days in
the Brenham Banner, a newspaper regularly
published in the County of Washlngtor, you
give due notico to all persona interested in
tt Acrountfpr fina( e(tlemtnt of said
eflfceT'tS file'tJmr objections thereto, if asy
thy heve, en or beforx the January term,
189S, of said County Court, ctinmecanff
and to be holden at the the (.curt House of
said county, in the Citv of Brenham, on the
t7th day of JanuaryA. D. iSSoS,1 when said
account and application U1 be considered
by said Court -
Witness O. A. Sesard, Clerk of the
County Court oi Washington caunrj.
Given under my Land and teal ci said
court, at my office in the dry cf Brenham,,
this 20th day of December A. D. 1837,
O. A SEWARD,
sjluJ Clerk County Court
I hereby order this citation, published in
the Brenham Banner. v
3 . D.IE.TEAGUE,
Sheriff Washington county.
By B-JCTEMJUE, Deputy Sheriff
t ih i;: 21.