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Jh. 1 "I" . 4 t "SSli 'SrfS-'SJ?' 17171 ;?-J-?EK--- -rr,--'--aBg- $ 'A-J-' .-; 1l JjJDi I-Sfl jfc--W-'r--)("T aariaiSftM"gWawgH . -.. .. i !!- -n-n " n "- in -r- ii-nr JTftfitait! gy?7FTyrai'f'M 1 - . s& Y Nk. Y S . 8 W 41 ' 3 ItfSr 1.;. 4 X . ESTABLISHED 1865. " V!fl 1 nssagg m. 7ZYe Weekly Banner BY" RASKIN & LEVIS. Pkidat, May - Miiijjjxuiwi-JUg' 31, 1S7S. - Sam Y. Smith, of Huntsville, .announces himself as a candi date for State treasurer. J A horse thief hanged in . Kansas was thus labeled; This " man was notthc,. noblest work M ,! J.IIL, JJAiiK. " inuiuvj- -" Senator, Coke and Congress man Giddlngs" for Congressional 't" ....-.: nohtoH tn .favors. a 1 Tun national Greenback La- "tborart' held a convention at pndianapolis and nominated a Yull State ticket. $ Jx"tiie House the amendment ' .niak"uig the strength ofarmy ""25,000 was carried by a ma .Jority often. - . - - f S. gigantic 'whiskey swindle lias been, discovered at Cincin Ifnati.; Tlie crooked was "being manufactured by wholesale I A PLEASURE steamer .with .eighteen persons aboard went. aboard tv. over a dam oa Grand jiver at Gait, Ontario. All were -lost Jii&Austin reporter for the. Galveston Afcjttf says: "The . opinion,here is that Jones and . Lang will get a large- Granger, r Greenback and Republican jl votet ' "C-The bill tc-supersede newTs- ur papej acverusmg pasauu un. House by 109 to jj Jhe gov ernment is to publish a paper w eekly and distribute it gener ally. .iTuc corjner's jury in the mill disaster at Minneapolis, re- 3s turns a verdict that the explos ion was caused by a spark from the mill stones igniting the.mill dust. TiiESenate.refused either to increase GenL Shields' pension ....or toauthorize the president to 7 place his name upon tlie retired L"st3fthe'"armv The reason was purely political. The encampment at Houston uillibe a strictly military affair, -j Regular rations will be issued for each man,the same fare as, allowed enlisted men in the United States army. Senator Coke made an ex- s "haustive speech against the re- 'V" peal .of the Resumption act. From his standpoint, it wilL be -impoJsible.to maintaine specie ' payment under tlie existing re- .sumptionJaw. ,, f- The Waco Telephone of the . 23d inst. hoists tlie name of "J. ""fW. Throckmorton for governor? subject to the nomination of the Democratic State convention. -Itproposes to fight it out on this line till July 17. ""SoiTTias been Instituted in flic districTcourt at San Fran-,,, cisco in which a number of,genr tlemcn arc plaintiffs on behalf of the stockholders of the Vir ginia Mining company to re-cover; 3S.634,53S, w rongfully '" acquired in the management of . the Consolidated Virginia. v -- - & t-uov. jji-'QUITT, 01 ueorgiaf has commuted the. death 'scn- &s r r-t r r :- Kiencc, orsairs. xs-aieoouui- e ,t tr t- 1 crn to Imprisonment in the- penitentiary for ten years. Mrs. Southern killed Nafclssa ' Cowart, her rival at a danceln , CPickens cojity, about a year '.iifeand a haJfT aga The decision ,M bfthcrgovcrnor gives tlie lie- i ''liesMsatisfaction., The news from Europe still continues to be very much mix ed. Negotiations arc still pend ingbctn een England and Russia. -Count Schouvaloff isin Eng land ina diplomatic capacity. The x Russians, have advanced jl their entire line& slightly at Constantinople without, how-. ever, ,io!atmg the neutral, zones. Immense quantities of waritutcrhl continnc o reach til Russian camp. . t. i.jg; COUNTXCONVENTION- We cannot too strongly urge upon the Democracy of Washington countv the utmost importance of a speedy and thorough party organization. Since the last election the par ty has been without any organ ization or work. A call has been issued for a county con vention to meet in Brenham on thei5th jof June, now hardly three weeks off. As will be seebj the call, delegates are, to be fleeted to the State C05- vention, to the1 Congressional Convention and" also ,to the Senatorial District 'Convention for the 20th Senatorial District. tisjdesireditliafthe sentiment J 01 meruemocracy 01 uic cuun- rty be fully expressed at the coming conj-enfion; and in or der that it be done, it is neces sary tlfat precinct meetings, be held in every voting .precinct iif the countj-- t is the duty .of everytDemocrat'jto attend hFs' precinct meeting and see that a delegate be elected whoMrcll ful lyteflectthe sentiments of the- peQplef Cetrioman who"has "at heart tlie interest of the cun-tj- neglect this all-important duty. The nvhole course of the canvass depends upon the ac tions of tlie primary meetings. Let it? notbe said after the -county' convention meets that it was-a packetl conventions TKe'time to prevent a packed convention atia-'!cut andfdnea .resolutions is at1 the primary meetings, T"he;primary meet ingsnust be attended by every 'man who W ouldo his"duty. " In addition ,3b tlie appoint ment ot,the variousdelegates mentioned aboye it will devolve upon tlie county-Tonventidn' to 'determine, whether or not nom; inations.sliall be'made for coun ry officers'and if niade, tlie time of making, them. m From our standpoint Ciiettliink it a mdtter pf absolute necessity that tlie Democracy, of the county put'a full ticket in the field.. Thc.RepubJican, wire workers have been, very busily engage3 for the last" two months, in manioulafinpr tlie- rank and file of thei? party andendeavor- infr to invent some meansof1 bringing out amongreltfcket If fliey can succedin inducing a number oCindebendent candi dates to runtiiey vill have an easy victoryby consolidating .on their men. If tlie Democra cy place in nomination a ticket composed oj ell known, honest andxapable meri? and there isT plenty c$ tlieni,- there Is no' doubt b"ut that "fiieyxan. bc tri- umphantly elected. ,, . ' The Republicans .arecssen tially a dark lantern party j they lipid' secret nlfcetings and, cau cuses jin Saylight to which none but 'tile ft-ithfal ,are admitted they there lay out the bourse of work and aftenvardsholdniid-' night meetings .inVhoTlow logs and dark gullies being appa rently ashamed to appear in open daylight TheDemo crats - httve no-r secrets, tlieir meetings are held with -open doors in broad daylight and every one is athbcrtylo attend and hear and see what is done. The action of the Republicans 'makes them a covert enemy, and the conscquenieis, they must be very closely watched. Such being-tlic case, it becomes the imperative duty of the De mocracy to go earnestly to work and make a perfects and harmonious organizationThere Is much dissatisfaction in the ranks of the Republicans and many can bcw on 'over to the side of the Democracy. 4 Tin: excursion season seems now to be fully inaugurated. A, party of thirty . excursionists from Kansas arrived in Hous ton on Thursday. . The party is composed of the governor of Kansas, and a numUer of other State officuIsltogethcrj with a number qf citizens of Kansas and Missouri. They were jihown around Houston and ex pressed, themselves delighted with what they had seen. BBENTIAM, TEXAS, CHEAP TRANSPORTATION- Judge Hancock, in his lecture at Galveston, among other things, 'said corn in his section of the country (Travis county) could bcbought by the million bushels at twenty cents per bushel, because no market is within reach. Cheap transportation is the one thing wanted. Railroad freights are too-high in Texas. Corn is transported by rail from the interior of Kansas, Nebras ka and. Iowa, to the Atlantic seaboard at-a profit bqth to the producer and thesshipper, while in centralfa'nd southern .Texas, distant worn uaiveston irom one hundred and fifty "to three hundredmiles, the railroad tar iff on corn is more than the corn is worth at tlie place of produc tion. Herc-at Brenham several attempts have -been 'made to .ship 26rn as a business'b'uYhad Uto.be abandoned because, of the excessive freight , , ' Farmers in Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska Taise corn as a crop in'very large quanti ties. Much of it is transported long distances bv rail to St. Louis, where it is re-handled ana snipped Dy river io, iew Orleans for export. Tlierej.is no apparentrcasonjWhy Galves ton should not become tlie place of export forthe .surplus corn crop, of central and southern Texas. If j-ailroadrelghts were reduced to areasdhaDle figure thercis Scarcely a limit to the number of bushels of com that could bejexportejl. The making of a5market for surplus corn along tlie p'ropos'ed route of tlie Gr, C. and "S.'F. railroad should ,cerfainly' prove an incentive- to" Jijrmers, to cVntribu'te liberally towards,its construction., ., - . - For tho Leglslaturo- - Weleanr.ttlwt Capt J. M. Williams, of Independence, is beingmuch talked, of In.va- rious-portionsof Jthe county" as' aprdper, nian to represenf Washington cbuntyjn the lower Houscof tlie next Legislature.' The:captain lias beenta resident of this county for a,good many yean&artd,-. owning -n large' amount1' of property here is thoroughly identified with the in terests of the county he' is also a larce and A successful farmer, and, in addition to tliatriis a4 .sound .Democrat. The captain is a (representative tinanoi njc county; one w ho entertains liber alviews jand wbbldj we have no-doubt, thoroughly protect thS interests of his constituents. The countyHs almost exclusivc- i -!. rt;j.:.i u u iy agricunurai.aiiu-jL'TOuuiu uw notliingihore-than just'to the Jarminginterests thatthey'haye a,.' reprcsenianve. .niuiougir jQipt Williams is aGranger, ihe authprizcslus to state that he" will, ''upder no ,circumstances, consenbto be a candidate unless nominated bythe Democratic county convention .and will abide'byitsnomination sllQuld. one be made. . ' ' '- - T4ie' Statesman gives tlie fol lowing figures t&s tlie cost of 'convicting a Ihief-for felony; The Shenff who makes the,ar rest gets about, ip; county'at torney, $30 district clerk,-SiO ; average'number of days in jail," ninety, at forty ceits a day, $56) jury fees one day24 district judge one day, $?; transporta tion of prisoner to Huntsvillc and return of,ofnccr $$0; total, $167. This is the minimum cost of a conviction. The ma jority of convictions-cost much more. The criminal code is in need of amendment. Petty -theft cases should be disposed of in a summary manner. It is suggested by 'tlie Statesman that each county should have the privilege of working its own convicts. , f" : "S"' -, Ir is said by one who knows that, Wash Jones is the Re publican candidate for Congress and that he -has. tncked the Greenback attachment on to the tail of his hobby-horse in order to dupe a'few sore-headed Dcm- EDITORIAL NOTES. The political cauld?bn throughout the State seems to be simmering at a lively rate and will soon be ina full boil. Mr. H.'W.. Adbott, of De Soto parish, Li., has invented a cotton chopper that promises to revoluionize the mode of cultivating that staple. J The House has passed a bill making small silver, coins a legal tender for sums of $20, and compelling the Treasury De partment to redeem it when pre sented in sums of S20 and over, in legal tender notes. '- Tilt Tacbri7ee7ioie is grati fied to note the patriotic, con servative course of Senators Coke and Maxey as well as Representative Mills on theibol ish, inpracticable and ill-timed Eotterresolutions. - n. MiiiiitK 01 uiexican stran gers took refuge in Rio Grande City. 'TheyJ disappeared on Tuesday and the Mexican town ofReynosa, below here was" taken possession of by revolu tionists A prestimo of 58000 was levied. . v " " The Tyler Democrat says the council for the train robbers moved to quashtlie indictment by reason of two of the grand jurors having engaged'in an In surrection jagainst the 'United btates. After a lengthy argu; iiiciiL uiciiiuiiuu was UVCI-IUICU. The Houston Telegram says a new daily paper,' to be called i.t !-'. . 1 .j- the "Neics" " is soonto be is-) sued in Houston It says the 'prospectus is very promising. The paper will bea greenback organ under the'nianagementof Col. Tracy and Judge Fried-4 Jieim. 1 .. The' Washington Star says "The advice front" the conserva tive and independent pressland pretty mucn the entire Demo cratic press,"to-theyDcniocratic House in regard to any attempt to upset the Presidential settle ment may be summed up in the word, "Don't." H Mrs. ,Lydia She.rmx, tlie IwUcretia Borgia tQ modern Umesdied in the Cbnnecticut Sfate prison? where'she was . .. . i-f- serving out a mev sentence ior themurdei of he,r third husband, Horatio" 1S- Sherman.-, She'was, 54 years of age and' confessed to poisoning two husbands and sixchildren. . The- libel suij. in which one Lacy was plaintiff and Jhe Wa co rrt;wr deientlant, was de effled in the district court of McLennan county in favor of. the defendant? -The liberty of thepress is fully maintained. We coninatulate the Examiner onithe successful termination of this annoying suit. !. , ,' JohjJjSiiermas. has written a letter to- Mr. Pottcr.tfchairman 'ofthc committee appoIntedl to investigate tlie , presidential frauds. Mr. Sherman asks the privilege of being represented af 'the sittings of the committee, in order that the charges made against: him personally, may be proved false. Gov. Hubbard , has" given a careful consideration to the pe tition signed by apout 400 citi- " zens asking a commutation of the sentence ofEmile Houdlion, -anil a protest against a commu-. ta'tion signed by about 300 He found no evidence to authorize executive clemency, Houillion w ill be hanged'at Columbus, to day, Friday. . . Tun Waco Telephone speak ing of the Examiner's a'nnounc mentof Lang for governor, says that out of tw cntv lesser an; nounccmc.nts appearing in its columns all are made subject to the action of the Democratic county convention. Mr. Lang is announced w lthoutany condi tions. It says : " We desire to bc'strictly just to Col. Ling, but leave it to the Democracy to decide w hcthcr Lang should be ashamed to aspire to office as a Democrat,' or the Erami- tfcrnfraid to support huu us support uch." FKIDAY, MAYV,31, JLS78 Gen Grant writes a p letter from Paris in hl Nsays that he "seeks no sponsibilities of public and will decline them pers ly, but. .w illJbe as a private citizen to duty to the exf and opportunities. which being libcndiy translated means that "Barkus is willin" to again take the reins of govern ment if offered. The Washington Stai a well informed paper says the Con gressmen who voted for the Potter resolution arc beginning to hear from tlieir business con stituents. The latter probably care. very little what becomes of Hayes, but they do care a good deal about haying the business fnterests'df the country upset by a movement they be lieve designed to overthrow the Presidential settlement. Wash Jones spoke his piece at LaGrange. The Record gives a summary ofjiis remarks and saysj., , " Mr. Jones showed a great. deal of shrcvdness,and. also that he vvas a consumate dema gogue. His whole argument troni first to last was tlie very quintessence of foolishness, and to all intelligent 'thinking per sons he was desigusting. He claims to be a Dtniocrat and denounces the Democratic gar ty. Hcdauds the administra-1 tion of. Hayes. He hop'es to ally hinjself vith the sore-head? ed and" disaffected portion of the Democratic party. .Waltzing Girls "of Jfovada- "ft. While persuing little.volume ,of waltzing,-lately jpublishedin San Francisco,- the different styles of waltzing indulged in by our Western girls were vividly called' to mind- There "are waltzers and waltzers. With rsomeit is aboutas. awkward ."a performance as can well benm-" agined ; with others it is a natU-- ral and'gracefuL movenlent-rin. 4- 4-1 b IrnMttnnvi fr fVIAflAH A.n Austin girl's waltzing is, easy; and graceful and ''melo dious." If she is' from Carlin she throws her hair back, jumps up and cracks her heels togeth er, carries ; off her astonished partner .as though a Washo zephyr had struck -him and L knocks over all obstacles in her mad .career. A Tuscarora girl crooks her body in the. middle like a do"orhinge,,takes Jier pard by the shoulder and makes him miserable in trying to hop I aroana ner witnout ttreaaing on lherNc-9 shoes. A Carson girl will "how and then work in -a : touch of the doublc-sliuffle, or a bit ohpigeon-wmg. A Wine mucca girl, yfrm.yum! creeps closely and timidly ups to her partner, as if she iwoiild like to get into 'his', vest-pocket and melts away with Testacy as tlie strains of the "Blue-Daunbe" I sweep through the hall An "Elko girl is a natural valtzer and does it with an aiaiidon. that is charming. A' Virginia" Cfty girl tlirows her arms around his neckT rolls upth'epeyesf and' as she -floats awayshe isheard to mumier, .' Oh, hug, me",John ! " Elio'Neivs Pxost. On last Friday, night the postofficc at Marshall was again robbed of $1 1 00 TheT clerk's clothes were ""stolen from ' his sleepipg- room, one block from the office, carried out and tlie keys to the postoffice safe, draw ers and boxes'w ere taken. The ofncejw as thoroughly ransacked, Judge Mc Adoo.the postmaster, was here in Brenham on Satur day last. He informed a B vn xer reporter that nothing defi nite'ha'd been learned in regard to the parties who robbeb the office when he was in charge a few weeks since. Hempstead Messenger: The prisoners confined in jail made an attempt to escape on Tuesday last. They had by some means got possession of saws, but were discovered by tlie jailer A meeting.w ill 'be held afField's store in the in terest of the Hempstead and Montgomery railroad. It is thought the remainder of the S20.000 bonus can be obtained ' there .... Crops arc v cry prom ising Tlie mini spans for the Brazos bridge have arrived, and "are being transported to the river.... We have been shown a chicken with four legs, other wise the bird is perfect. Gi nts' shirts, drawers, co' lars, ties, hats, wrappers, and latest novelties at D. W.'Bloom- b-""Kh's- ; SyuvKi meals for 25 cents at die UuuMi Kjuj1AUk.u.t7 jjof are -JHHtcr iHiHRn 1 ncre arc Rl' iBV. C I - III &uK NEWS. as lar reported nsoh- coun.naii at jjiar- sbah " Abe Rothschild has been rcmoVe(ifrom Jefferson to the Marshall jail. The three murderers, whose sentences the court of Appeal affirmed, are negroes. The Victoria Advocate has been complimented w ith a fine lot of roasting-ears. Tlie Trpnmnt -.TTofel .it Galveston will be offered at trustees sale to-day, Tuesday. Bill Taylor tried at Xexana for being accessory In the mur der of Sutton, was acquitted.' In 1850 the population of Galveston was 4176; ;n i860 it twas 7207;. in 1S70 13,218 and ft is now 35,000. J . Hatch, another of the land forgers, has been senten ced at Austin to five years In thp npnifnnfirr- - V The Caldwell Eagle ,vanid' knou&when souieof Washjones' jicunuai-KS win uc circuiuicu in Burleson county. T " -Three or four w ood .'chop pers in the .vicinity of Giddings, have been arrested on a charge 01 gamblin in camps. . Two-thirds of the business houses of CIarksville.-RedRiver "c5unty, were burned.oh thc22d inst. Loss estimated at Si S.v 000. 1 . -S 4 rTiie MarshalLfrt says Rothschild's caseKhas been -docketed for the .17th of June and a special -venire of sixty jurors ordered."-' ; me stocK- iair at Ja Grange orfMonday lastwas not' as complete as 'could have been I desired,, tliough a.'fair display was maae. - "" . Alex Thonipson and Dick Sanders tried at- LaGrange, for mguwiiy roDDery,pieaa guuty and were sentenced to five years. "each in the penitentiary A 640-acrc trackwoP land in San Saba couhty was sold at sheriff's sale for-sjSiio.. Tlie purchaser, a few " days after wards, sold it for 52400. The 'residence of John Woods, in Victoria county, was struck by litjhtning. The ef fects were visable Jn several rooms. No one"washuVt. j (The Galveston,y77rt oj Commerce says evidence of prosperity may bescen on every hand in 'tlie shape of biildtng new and substantial brick blocks . The case of Taylor, indlctejd forjhe killfng-'of Sutton, at Jn dianola several "years- ago, will probably be "tried "in Jackson. county at the present term of tlie district court.. s .- A colored man applied to the- district ourt' of Grimes county for license to practice law An examining committee was appointed 'and reported, ad-" vcrsely to tlie applicant. --"The Galveston Civilian thinks if a new jail be built in Galveston this season it will be of great'help tamany home me chanics and: laborers w ho will -otherwise, be without work. j - - Nick. Sansbury, en his third trial -Kvvas convicted at Austin of Ji'prse stealing and sent up for five years; H,e has. cost'the county.and Stateabout a thousand dollars. -j- A ncwstcamfiouringmiU with all modern- improvements has been erected in Sait Antonio It is now in running order and is now turning out an article of flour.equal to the best in use.- The Navasota Tablet comes out fair and square on the color line. It-says ther negroes have made the issue and must abide the consequences. The coming county election is solely a ques tion of race supremacy. Dr. Doak Informs the Gid dings Lone Star that the land he devotes to small igraii", nets hiina profit of $io per acre be sides furnishing pasturage nine months out of the twelve lor his stock. t The San Antonio Ezptcss describes a' calf with two head., tw o mouthsjjfour eyes, tw o cars and a perfect body. The calf was found near Gon7aIes; its mother w as a w ild Texas cow ; it is now twenty days old. Andreas Porter, senten ced to the penitentiary for fi e years, committed suicide at 111 the jail at Eagle Pass by by taking ktrychnine. Porter poisqned a birrel of water from which wntetifor the court was taken. ' Judgc Pa-chal came very rear getting aposj- 01 it. Hias. ncvk r c-B lo HIHIHL. yor. A negro named Peter Mickel committed a rape o'n a nine-year old negro girl at Whiteoak bayou, he then stole a horse and rode off. He was pursued and captured, but had disposed of the horse. Wm. Springer, who lived w-ith hiVfatherfive miles west of McDade, killed his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and 'Mrs. Stabe, on Wednesday afternoon while tlicy,w ere at work in the field. He afterwards killed him self. A starc "driver mdunted his stage at San Antonio drunk, and before he had driven two squares upset it "and injured a passenger so badly UiatJfciwTlL" .b'Haid'up" for months.. Drunk en stage drivers arc not ' relia ble. t . The San Saba A"i.fsays har vesting has fully commenced. The wheat crop will beJarge, but with the imperfect way of, Handling it much will be wasted. They havereapers andthresh ers,butneither rakes or gitch forks. . , - : - -!rhe case of the State vs A. M. Hobby, indicted for forg ing anduttenng railroad "stock, altera three day's trial at" Gal veston resulted in the acquittar of the defendant. AboutadOz-J en lnaictments are pencuncr agarhstihim.v- .t - .-" ' Thecitizcnsof 'Marshall are exorcised over a red-headed, red-complexioncd .tramp vvlio, is' shoeless apdV coatless, and who" inhabits treesof a night. JHe saysjiels, from tlie Cherokee country and is con sidered crazy fJutit is a lie; v ' The train robbery cases "are up before the United States courtat tyler.-, 1 lie defendants haveimade a motion for a contin- uance. Ifontinued tlie cases will tfe transferred to Austin termJune'-ilth" ' Collins' bond ihasbeeh fixed at S 15,000- Pipes -andt Herndon at 12,000 each. "The Victoria Advocate reports heavy rains yn that section-of country, loe excessive rains tpf the.past few weeks seems to ave operated to retard tlie (rrowtlfof cotton. As a trenera! thing, "t'is"thrifty"and vigorous? but notso faradvanced as usual at this season-of the year. -The crop.prospectsol south-western Texas-are unusually favorable. TlieAustin Statesman re lates thafabout 40 negroes met on the street the other day around. aacoiored brotherwhoj had "just" graduated after-.five years in the State's Industrial. Institute atHuntsville." The ex- convict was jiero of tlie hour: 'This confirms tile .statement made'by'tlie Banner that many negrcies regard it as a distinc tion 'to have served a'term in the .penitentiary, "" 1 Gonzales isva lqca&,option town. 'A correspondent of the Galveston News vvlic-ivas there during the execution of Brown ;Bcrvven"7"'says lie never in the wholexourse qf his" Jife had as many?invifationSjto "smiTe" Everybody had local" option Land plenty of 1t. The. stbres kepp it in 'dcmijdhns'and barrels: ,whileat other placbs it could be procured in bottles. f' The Austin Statesman learns that a cowardly murder .was pommitted at Black Jack L Grove, - Fayette count'- A young man about ib-years 01 age haci roped a yearling, when anolderman vent upand abus ed him. The young man repli ed tfiat hemight have used gen-" tleranguage, w hereuppn thesec ond party said he "bad -been owing iiinia killing anyhow, and forthwith killed him bystal? bing.. The" -murderer fled. Caldwell, Eagle. About four hundred" persons attended the railrdad.barbacue at Scott's springs on the nth inst A number oft ladies wcre-present. The. Caldwell brass band made the music and Col. Cannon and W. K. Homa'n made the speech es. A number of persons pres est subscribed in aid of the G., C. aVi,d S. F. , railway. The amount subscribed so far is not more than one-third of what it was hoped the county would give. Col. Cannon thinks of returning soon and canvassing the county more fully. ' Emiix Houilliov, who was to have been hanged at Colum bus on Friday, succeeded in cheating justice ,by taking" a dose of strychnine at abont 1 o'clock in the morning. He died from the effects of it at 4 o'clock in the morning. He left a note to the sheriff stating that he had had the poison in his possession along time. He claims to have killed Malsch in self defence. A large crowd had assembled to witness the execution and left very iiiuch disappointed. xnx-.-wor" Expense til Farm Teams- In no part of-the-country is the expense of .keeping ani mals to doiarm "Work so great as in the west. This is largely owing to the fact that, western farmers have continued in one way and another, to make ani- -mals do the w ork that men. per form elsewhere. .Grass' is cut, hay is spread, raked ani pitch ed -by horse-power. Grain is" sowed, harvested" and threshed by thesamc means- Corn Is , planted cultivated and-ari sbnje iiistancescut up" 'husked and shelled by machines"' operated by horsd-power. .Evetipotatoes are now cut, dropped,, covered, Ccultted'ian'dharv'ested by horse-power." Of late, western farmers havj; .stopped raising ' most of -the-cipps that "require hand cultivation. The '--chief objection to raisiiig ilaxbroom com, tobacco and. castor-beans, is, that hey require too much nfanual labor. " The sccond,reason? why it costs more to keep avfarm team here than.In most parts prthe' country ithat!lfarmfcrs keep" more expensivejhininTals, An expensive-team almays calls ior buildings for slielicr.sjsln " the east'oxenjire ch'efly 'used , for fgmiwbiikv Therequu-elo be shoe but' onceaycar. AAVOod- en yoke, whicfivuT lat a ccntu ryand jjrilj." costs a dollar qr two, takes' tii? place- qf'an cx?. pensivehdrness. Tliefoddcfthc Dxen is grass in sflmmer, and hay .and stravv jnl,w'inter.TiAt the end of-a--dozen"'yearsv they are converted intct Beef. They , are never oCmuch"" eiqjense to t the owner. In- the .south the '' lTiule,is used 6n the farm almosb exclusively,.- The mule is more handy than tlie horse can, be L kept for about halfjis much; - will "work for a'greater number'' of years, and will getalongV.ith pqprquartersand a very simple harness. " 2" - - "Mostweslern farmers wilTtol- erate neither oxen or murcsBn & uicjr places. jlucv. uiu)v,ldvCb- norses: generally uieytmsisc on havingfine horses that wilLtakej them to tow, in good time and a ma.kc-al5ne appearance, on the road. HorseTofthis'sort'fnttst' be fed grain the -entire year. -u They must receive ektra-care --f anil attention, gad have good sfables and harness: ?jl jshkay3" " thtit will beJqng before e " Tashjon of keepuig'Jidrs'esrto do the farm work changes irfitfie vest, though iwlthdut d6u"rS" 'more oxen and inults-could be'"sV used to adrantage. -Mdstsou'th- 4 'efn- farmers- wouldjusay at onefc-t that they could make nothing fc;?, fr5m,-their estates If they jvere .obliged to work them, wjtli &. liorses, requiring as theT do the best of hay As' well'asi-a gpl- , allowance of toats andfeptheV grain. The same,opinions would be expressed by the farmers in the New-Ensdand States', wiio ruse oxen for Jield'wtprk. -Chi cago Twics. 4,v . Povfq? Grange. -A'District Popiona-,'Grangfe lias been or ganized jn Brenhani; consisting;' ofmemb"eis from, the different "Granges in tlie county and ad joining counties, his' organi zation will nieqtjin Brenham at 10 o'clock 1p,M,Jonwthc first & Saturdavfin -jvetymipnth. O. H. P- G-vrrett, Sect'y. j ProttyandYonnta In ei. er) feature but the hair which natT grtrtn 'white from fcer. This. lajj-rat 35 writes s: "I hae usei Parkers Hjir Balsani six months 'ancf art -more tharf. pleased with it. Ifchas restored the natu ral brown color to my halt and given it a irky softness, nicer-than ever; 3n!fore. There"! is nc-Jandrua,ri5 falUn-. hjiraml it lea. es. the scalp 50 deanand nicesfld cool th-if I am eer-"J much pleased, and I, feel and loo, like myself again." "Drsir iectaat propemes thienter chemically into this prernrationrendentheahn-ji cfcansirg and,liealthf il, nndjthe bca-ihfjjl, fresh and jigorous hair it produces"" together with its property of restoring the hair to its natural vo.thfuL cplor, leaving the, head entirely fret i from dandruff, dean and healthy, surprise, no les thin 11- pleases. Buy-a. bottle from "jour druggist, K. E. Lfu, and test its merits. JuatVhat Is Needed. 1- To bui'd op and sustain th6 sTength cl the Aged, the feeble- and Conalescent is l"arkers finger Tonic, This matchless -itaImngigencj and correcue, by estat-lUhii"- a regular harmonious action of the--jrgansof digestion and assimulat-on, in sures comp'ete nutnlion- of the enfeebled sj.tan, which it buiI.U up and fortifies agairtt disease, and greatly increases the, ponervof ernlurance.. When you are dis tressed with Dyspepsia. Headache, Wakt fiilricsf. lWrntaUon of the Heart, Arid Stomach, Heartburn, Bid laste in the mouth. ljer dtsonlers and Costiieness 1 i a pleasant experience to obtain the com forting nJicf afforded by thts reir-ed), ami to realne that it'chcers the depressed spir its, sooothes tlie nerrcs, diffuses xyarmth and energy throaglioilt the body. Buy from our druggist, K K. ' Luhn, a $ I co bottle or a sample battle at 15 cti. and. lest itj lnc Luxcn ! Luvcn 1 ! S. H. Kirch & Co., have added to their saloon and sample room a lunch counter where can at all times be had. cheese, saus age, sardines, sardells-j-etc. etc. Remember the place. . undoc r.-nti-:il Hollar fS- sz-r-ym - . v " - . l it -"-J " -J s ' . V 'S