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icconijian)" the announcement, in CTr in
stance. Four, masked men boarded
and robbed a train at Perry,
near Salt Lake.
Fourteen cotton seed oil
xnilte-are in operation and mak
ing money in New Orleans.
Judgi: Brndley, of die Uni
ted States court is now in Gal
veston. He is the Bradley of
8 to 7 fame.
The Gonzales Enquirer says
that candidates never attract
notice until tliey are'advertised
by the newspapers. ".
The Giddings Lone Star as a
local paper is luiijinous. It con
tains, nearly two columns of ori
ginal matter, about two "sticks"
of which is local news.
Thursday May 30 was gen
erally observed as a decoration
day in cities near which are lo
cated cemeteries in which sol
diers of the late war are buried.
Gen. Antonio ( Maccio, Ihc
commander-in-chief of the .Cu
ban patriot forces hasjirrived in
New York. He says thctCuban
war for independence is not
II. L. Smith, of Stratliroy
Canada, lias. an English setter
dog valued at $100,000. That's
a " dogorncd " sight more than
all the dogs in Brenham arc
worth or ever will be worth.
Willi amJCull.es" Bryant is
in -a precarious conditiqn. He
had been exposed to the sun
for about a couple of hours and
fell, strking his- head heavily.
He continues in an unconcious
James C. Taylor, a well-to-do
farmer and a, church member
residing near Clarksbur, V.
Va., has been arrested for out
raging his daughter, a beautiful
young lady aged seventeen.
A heavy guard was placed
around the jail to prevent lynch
ing. .
The German iron-clad steam
er Grosser Kurfucrst was sunk
-by collision with another iron
clad Friday .morning. The.df.
satcr occured in the 13ritish
channel near Dover. About
four hundred lives arc supposed
to have been lost The Gros
ser sank' in five minutes, after
the collision. Many of the crew
jumped overboard.
A Galveston iterw reporter
interviewed several prominent
Galveston merchants in regard
to the Texas flour trade. The
Galveston merchants express
ed the opinion that the millers
of north Texas should seek a
market for their flour; that Gal
veston is the market and if they
"will ship it there liberal advan
ces will be made.
The Giddings Lone Stac tells
what good times we used to
have w hen there whs an abun
dance of currency in circula
tion and what bad times we arc
having now. It wants more
paper money, more inflation
and the concomitant callapsc of
the paper baloon. The people
are in a fair way to recover from
the effects of inflation and arc
now paying the price of their
The request of the Ncz For
ces Indians now confined at
Fort Lcavcnsworth, to be al
lowed to return to their old rcs
orva'tions in Washington terri
tory, ill not be granted. The
government docs not think they
have been sufficiently punished
for their hist summer's war, and
if released that they would at
once proceed to raise "Hail
Columbia."- r
The Bren! wi correspondent
of the Houston Age writes: "It
looks as if beans and,, potatoes
were not, after all, going to
prove a- source of revenue to
our farmers'." '"It looks
at last as if cotton was the
farmer's only reliance."
The "bed rock" facts are, the
season was very unfavorable.
Just at the lime rain was most
needed to make potatoes, the
weather was dry, and in some
instances, the Colorado potato
bug damaged the vines. We
have not the exact datof the
first shipment, but are satisfied
that it was late. Beans, al
though not damaged 'by bugs,
were also late, on account of the
dry weather. Some few farm
ers, who got' their beans, in ear
ly, done very well with them,
and express themselves as well
satisfied with the result.-- There
is no denying thefact that the
crop, potatoes and beans.-taken
as a whole, has proved a failure
this season. But the failure
should be attributed to the true
cause late planling,,and an un
favorable season, Wc entertain
no doubt but that'both potatoes
and string beans can be raised
as -a paying cropin this section
of the. country. In Iprder to
make them profitable, they
must be in market early. Pota
toes, up to the 1st of May, were
j good price in St. Louis; not
less'than from 4 to $5 j)cr-baj
rel ; sufficient to leave a good
price lor the producer. inc.
shippers from here madc"a very
serious mistake in shipping
small potatoes, whiclrarc wholly
unmarketable and spoil th sale
of thcJot. In shipping new po
tatoes to the northern markets..
'.none under an inch and- a half
in diameter should be put up.
Market gardeners cast of the
Mississippi, especially those on
the coast below 'New" t)rleans
and ia the vicinity of Mobile,
have beenjbr years extensively
engaged in the business ofship
ping""carly vegetables, and have
maclc it very profitable. The
cardinal point is in reaching the
market early. But in order to
obtain good prices, the articles
!must be in good order; dam
aged Vegetables rarely pay the
freight and charges. .
This season's attempt to raise
potatoes and beans should be
regarded more in the light of an
unsuccessful experiment than as
an absolute, failure. Gardeners
in the vicinity of Houston have
heretofore been successful in
this business. It is one attend
ed with great risk, and requires
experience in handling to be
made successful.' The general
cause of failure has been the
bad condition in w Inch the arti
cles reached markctt and this'is
not.unfrcquently brought about
by delay in transportation. In
addition to this, shipments were
made from here long after the
St. Louis market- was "glutted
with potatoes and beans.
As regards cotton, there is no
doubt but that it must, for a
long time to come, remain the
chief -reliance of the farmers of
this section of the State. Tf,
however, a few dollars in ready
money can be made between
cotton crops, they will not come
.amiss to most producers of the
"king."- From experiments
made this season, it seems that
wheat can be successfully raised
in this county. Of the wheat
crop wc shall have something
to say in the future.
A Waco special of the 30th
ult. to the Galveston iVezrs says
Lang arrived on- the evening
train, being received by the
Central City Guards, etc. He
spoke nearly two hours. I le
said : "I have never authorized
anyone to announce me as
an independent candidate. I
am a Democrat. I confirm to
the usages of the Democratic
party, and shall submit to them.
Will accept the nomination for
governor if nominated by the
Democratic convention. Will
abide by its decision and sup
port the nominee." The report
"says, on the whole hi-? speech
was vcrj pointless and very in
offensive. Lang said positively
he would not be a candidate for
lieutenant governor. .
As will be noticed by a call
in another column, there will
be a precinct meeting of the
Democracy held at the court
house on Saturday next, the Sth
inst. We have heretofore urg
ed the importance of.a full at
tendance at the primary meet
ings. ' They are" the most im
tant in all political campaigns,
as upon their action 'depends
the choice of delegates to the
State convention, the county
convention, and also, the con
gressional and senatorial con
ventions. It is of the utmost
importance that every Demo
crat in. tjie precinct attend. Let
us have a full and free cxprcs-J
sion of opinion. The precinct
meeting is .the time and place
for its, expicssion, as the dele-,
gates to be elected are expect
ed to" reflect the 6pinion of" the
peoplc-and coming as they do,,
direct from them, they should
represent their w ishes. At this
meeting it should be determin
ed what 'action shall be taken
at the convention in regard to
the nomination 'of a ticket for
county officers, and whether it
is desirable that nominations-
be made at the convention or
whether they be postponed
until a later period. It would,
in all probability, be better to
defcrnomiriatinga county ticket
until afong'towards the begin
ning of autumn.
From the best information
we can get, the Republican
camp oT this" county isjn a state
of insurrection; they are disor
ganized and veryunharmonius ;
there are three or four "bell
wethers," each of which is try
ing to lead the other's flock to
his pasture. So far, none of
them have been successful. By
waiting patiently it may be that
a good many of the dissatisfied
Republicans can be won over to
the Democratic ranks. .The cx-
pediency .of this idea can only,!
be determined by consultation,
and that should be done at the
primary meeting, where all can
be present. Due noti:c of the
meeting is "given, and there
should beno excuse for non
attendance. "Tlie meeting will be held
wjth open doors, and the "bell
wethers" of the Republican par
ty who advocate Star Chamber
-andtSccrct Conclaves arc re
spectfully, invited to come in
and take seats on the mourn
ers' bench.
The Marlin Ball published at
the home of Capt. Lang, and
supposed to'spcak by, the card
saya: ""Capt. Lang is perfectly
willing to submit his .name to
the Democratic State conven
tion if it adheres to -Democratic-
usages, one being the retention
of the two-thirds 'rule. If the
two-thirdsrule abrogated he will
not submit his name to go before
the convention, but if adhered to
he will support the nominee."
Ca'pL Lang is satisfied that he
cannot get .a majority of the
convention over Hubbard or
Throckmorton and hopes by the
enforcement of the two-thirds
rule to be nominated as a- com
promise man. The State con
vention should consult Capt.
Langbcforc abrogating the two
third rule.
The LaGrangc Raoid of the
29th May exposes its eagle to
the breeze and immediately un
der the aforesaid eagle announ
ces Hon. John Hancock as its
first choice for Congress, sub
cct to the action of the District,
convention. Editorially it gives
Hon. John Hancock a flatter
ing endorsment. it docs not
appear whether the announce
ment is made by request or
simply as a matter of preference
bo far as the Banner has been
able to learn the sentiment of
the Dcmrcracy of this district,
Scth Shcpard is the favorite
and we entertain no doubt but
that he will be the almost unan
imous choice of the conven
tion. In point of ability .Mr.
Shcpard is the peer of any man
in the district. Simply because
Mr.-'Hancock has been to con
gress is no reason he should go
The Potter committee has
commenced work at Washing
ton. Andcison had the dis
tinction of being the firstwilncss
before the committee.
In the Senate Morgan's
amendment appropriating S5000
to investigate the history and
habits of insects injurious to the
cotton plant was'passcd.
Owing to the, drought pre
vailing in Chihuahua, Mexico,
corn is worth $6 per bushel.
The San Antonio Express thinks
corn can be shipped there from
western Texas.
The Alabama Democratic
State convention 'nominated
R. W Cobb, for governor; W.
W. Screws, for-seccrtary of. state
J. II. Vincent for treasurer
and Willis Brew cr for auditor.
Edward Wlbb, a negro, was
hanged at Mansfield, O., on
Saturday last. The intention
was to hang Webb privately,
but the mob broke down the
barriers, and the execution was
Culberson's bill for an addi
tional judical district in Texas
passed the House. It provides
bra term of court at Austin, Gal
veston, San Antonio, Browns
ville, Tyler, Jeffersonf Dallas,
and Graham. '
The Bannock Indians, of
Idaho, having been supplied
with arms and ammunition be
cause they were good Indians,
have gone upon the war path
and propose driving off the set
tlers. A Special to the Galveston
Mexican side of the Rio Grande
with a force of 150 men taking
things right and left. He has
captured Presidio Rio Grande,
Moria Mordos and Saragosa.
The Mcxia Ledger exclaims,
"Throckmorton, Hubbard and"
Lang!" Here is a trio, not onc
of whom the great mass of
Tcxans at heart want for their
Chief.Exccutivc," It wants an
acceptable man, but docs not
name the "dark horse,"
The I Iuntsville Item, Phoenix
like, arises from its ashes. It
has a picture of a Phoenix is its
title. The said Phoenix in a
homemade rooster, whittled out
with a jack knife and is an excel
lent likeness of the proprietor,
Item George. The Banner
wishes the Item many years of
prosperity and usefulness.
B. M. Hobby has been scn
tencedto the penitentiary for
six years onjtwo different counts
It seems that A. M. Hobby is
about to escape scot free. By
legal technicalities he is likely
to escape though there is scarce
ly any doubt but that he is
equally guilty with his brother
The Waco Examiner insists
that its nomination of Lang for
governor, without the usual
conditions attached.w as implied,
though not expressed. Pcr
"haps it was, but it did not so
appear. The Examiner says:
"This, the only objection, being
thus removed, ;c hope to sec
'the Banner unfurl next week
with Lang for governor." The
Banner does not unfurl that
way. It has no favorite to uige
or axe to grind. It w ill be sat
isfied with the nominee of the
convention, whoever- he may
The Galveston Ncics refer
ring to the Banner's statement
that Throckmorton will not re
ceive three-fourths of the votes
polled in Washington county
"What dark nag has old
Washington staked out now?"
The Bn t r docs not claim
that Washington county has
any particular favonle. As be
tween Hubbard and Throck
morton, public sentiment i-s
about equally divided w ith, per
haps, the balance in favor of
Whfn a paper staits out with
the express purpose of filling "a
long-felt want," it fills it from
one to four months, besides
filling the editor with disgust
and pocket-book with patent
medicine orders, and then the
end. Nornstown Herald.
Piccinct No.
county is for Lung.
T. t,',Arin nnnlf ill.".
dies go cootrmintini;.
Tlnoekmorton is saui 10
be the first choTceoTWvr
county and I-ang the second
The Falls county con
vention met on Saturday, at Mar
lin, and noTiimaled Col, Lang
foi governor.
The Johnston Guards, of
Hempstead, will soon receive
forty stand of improved Spring
field muskets.
Work on the Brazos bridge
near I Icmpstead was suspended
on Wednesday on account of
high water.
The chinch bug has made
is appearance near Wealder,
in Gonzales county, and has de
stroyed a small patch of corn.
On Saturday last a negro
was taken from the I leleua jail
bya mob and hung for an but;
rage committed upon a. white'
woman. -
-The San Antonio Express,
of the 26th ult., rcports'tw o coal
oil explosions. A Mexican
girl, aged 14 years, was. severely
C. Karsch, a Houston book
binder, was found dead in the
pest house on the bayou near
Houston. Bad whiskey killed
him. - -
A black buck negro cnter
tered the chamber of a young
lady in Houston and choked
'her nearly to 'death. His ob
ject was robber'.
Dr. JettPincard should be
under everlasting .obligations to
the Victoria Advocate for its
advertisement of him as a first
class dead beat.
In Gonzales county the
county "convicts arc hired out
at 10 to 15 dollars per month.
During two years only two con
victs have escaped.
Mr. E. M. Fly, whose farm
is near Gonzales, has an orchard
in which is growing apples,
pears, peaches, plums, quinces,
figs, mulberries, grapes, eta
A. M. Hobby whose case
has been on trial several days
in the criminal district court at
Galveston, was at 1 : 05 o'clock
on Friday acquited by thejury.
The Houston Telegram
gives a lengthy' account of the
Fort Bend connty . fair at Rich
mond. Over one thousand per
sons were on the ground. The
fair is a success.
The Austin Gazette says
Capt Lee Hall and his men
have gone to Corpus Christi for
rc-organization, the means hav
ing been raised "for keeping
them in the field.
Mr. J. L. Gofprth, who
lives pn Bear creek, eighteen
miles south-west of Fort Worth,
has 400 acres "in wheat. The
Standa; d says Mr. G. will make
from S.ooo to 10,000 bushels.
At Hempstead last week
there was rumors of trouble in
the vicinity of Crawfb'rd's
ranchc. A constable and posse
proceeded to the scene of the
supposed trouble, but found ev
erything serene.
The Denison Arrci learns
that during the hail storm in
Lamar county last week, the
ground was covered with hail
one-half foot deep. A child
was killed by hail and one. man
severely injured.
The First National bank
of Dallas suspended on Thurs
day afternoon. The suspension
was caused by the withdrawal
of $20,000 deposits since .Mon
day and inability to realize at
present upon assets.
A stock man was robbed
of $ 1040 in greenbacks near San
Patricio. Some suspected Mex
icans were captured and hanged
a little bit. They told where
the money was and it was re
covered. Col. Wash Jones made a
speech at Austin on Saturday
to a laige audience. He was
severe upon the press, but gave
the Galveston AVavr credit for
fairness. Judge Hadcock was
bitterly criticised.
The Mcxia Ledge says
crops in its section of the country
were never in a more prosper
ous condition. If a good rain
comesabout the middle of June
corn won't be worth more Jian
15 or JO cents a bushel in the
The Travis county conven
tion met on Saturday and elect
ed delegates to the Slate con
cntion. Both Hubbard and
Throckmniton ilaim the dele
gation. "I he former claim 17
out of 23 voles and the latter
seem to rcgaul their chances
good for a bare m.ijouty of the
tlie delegation. 'Ihe Austin
correspondent of the Arret says,
as between the two, Hubbard
appeals to have a clear majority.
jkch Kfafbta'
Presfulrts ability to
t jl inc. chanre.-
'-The largest and best at
tended meeting ever held in
Bell county took place at Cedar
creek. Great enthusiasm was
manifested in favor of the Santa
Fc railroad and large additions
were made, to the subscription
list. Bell county is determin
ed to have the road.
The State Savings bank of
Dallas is a badly bursted institu
tion. According to the sched
ule published in the Iletald the
liabilities of the bank is S5 1 ,64 1 ,
59,cxclusive of the capital stock;
its assets 4 1, 000 composed of
bills receivable and 'overdrafts.
It will pay from 25 to 33 cents
on the dollar.
There was a professional
war in San Antonio. One- pro
fessor had threatened to cow
hide another. They met ; one
on horseback and the other on
loot, llic pedestrian, seeing
'the enemy approach, had gath
ered a hand-fullof stones, and
pelting" the equestrian, managed
to escape the cow-hiding.
At the, criminal district,
court in Galveston.'B. M. Hob
by, was convicted'of foiging and
uttering City railroad stock and
his punishment assessed at three
years in the penitentiary. He
plead guilty to forging land cer
tificates and was assessed three
years on that count. The cast
A. M. Hobby is pending.
The Galveston Chilian of
the 29th ult. says-a train on the
G.,"C. and S F. railroad yester
day brought in three car loads
of cotton, one of sugar and one
of general produce. Six cars
will be sent up next week for
cattle." When the bridge is
completed across the Brazos
the advantages, of this road will
be apparent to alL
Collin county appoints 130
delegates to the State conven
tion and 31 to congressional
convention. The two-third rule
is condemned. Throckmorton
was unanimously and enthusias
tically endorsed. The,- delega
tion when they all gct to Aus
tin should start an encampment
under the name of "Throckmor
ton battalion."
Fred Robinson, a negro 22
years old wasJianged at Groes
beeck on Friday last. He. was
convicted of having committed
a rape upon-Mrs. Levi Whatley,
a white woman, on the 7th of
November last.. The penalty
is death. Upon' the gallows
Fred said he was guilty and
felt that justice hadbcen done,
him by the. court -and jury. The
execution was public; between
three and four thousand, per
sons were present.
- The Houston Telegiam
descants-on the admirable sit
uation of Houston as a business
center, its railroad facilities,
the head of sea going ship nav
igation, and all that kind -of
thing and at the same time re
grets that its nicrchants do not
carry stocks of goods sufficient
ly large to attract trade, and that
banking capital is also lacking.
Houston has natural advantag
es but it seems that natural ad-
vantages alone do not .build ci
ties. Hempstead Jessetgeiz"Mr.
Hammett, living fifteen miles
below Hempstead in Austin
county, last Tuesday caught a
negro skinning-one of his cattle;
ajfight ensued andjlie negro was
killed. The potato crop in this
vicinity proved a complete fail
ure. The drought canic at the
time rain was worst needed and
to that alone is the failure due.
J. J. Sikes, has invented apock
ct still; with the apparatus every
man can make his matutinal
constitutionizcr. Price only two
LaGrangc Record: About
sixty indicments have been
found by the grand jury.
Green corn and gripes arc plen
ty. Work on the calaboose is
progressing. The storm "on
the 23d ult. was severe; grow ing
corn was damaged. Mr. Maetz
tourist for Geo. Schneider &
Co.. was attacked on the road
to Kennedy's mill by a masked
man who fired one shot at him.
Mr. Maetz. who had a bull dog
in his buggy, returned the com
plement firing four shots at" the
robbcrwho took leg bail, Dora
Schradcr, in the employ of Mr.
Grassmcycr, met a horrible
death by the explosion of a can
ofcoil oil with which she was
kindling a fire.
L.rtiT style prints and pe"r
cals, a compli-tc assortment, at
D. W. Bloombargh's.
Common Sonso In Ailvcrtisiu-
We notice in the leading
newspapers of late a good deal
of sensible talk on the supject
of advertising. Much of it is
contributed by leading adver
tisers" themselves, who have had
laigeand expensive experience,
and have kept such a careful
and intelligent record of the
costs and 'results of the various,
kinds of advertising that their
testimony amounts to a practi
cal demonstration, iney nae
tried all methods, from the
stereopticon and the street-car
placard, to the big white paint
ed letters on fences and the pe
riodical hand-bills stuffed with
advertisements, and shoved un
der the doors or into the pockets
of people who never open them.
The testimony "of all these ex
perienced men enforces tlie con
clusion that, for genuine, effec
tive advertising medium, which
is sure to bring a prompt and
liberal return for the money in
vested, there is nothing com
parable for a moment with the
columns of a live, interesting
newspaaper, to which the intelli
gent and well-to-do people of a
community look for' r.cvs-and
opinions upon current events.
We venture to say that every
business man in Cleveland,-who
has made a irial of the various
methods of advertising under
discussion, has reached th
conclusion. The day of illus
trated placards, almanacs and
"advertisers'" directories" is
past in this country. Thebusf.
iiess has been overdone, for
tunes been wastedin it, and the
barrenness of results from all
such outlays has predjudiced
some classes of business men
against the whole subject of ad
vertising. The subject is, how
ever, but limited and temporary,
and the tide of intelligent opin
ion is settling back to first prin
ciples that is, in favor of fresh,
well-written and attractive ad
vertisements, frequently chang
ed in form and inserted in the
leading newspapers of the com
munity that the advertiser de
sires to reach.
Money judiciously expended
in this way is never lost, and it
often brings a return of ten,
twenty, or fifty fold. The influ
ence and range of the newspa
per is broadening and deepen
ing day. by day. Thc'journal
ism of the Unitc'd States has
ripened and improved in tone
and character more during the
past ten years! than'it had done
in the previous fifty. Wc arc a
busy people, and have little
time or taste for long stories.
The increased range and variety
of the newspaper are trenching
upon- the domain of the book
publisher, the pulpit and the
lecturer. More and more, year
by year, the daily and weekly"
journal,, is furnishing almost
the sole reading matter forja
large-portion of the people. For
cxactlyjtliis reason its valucas
an advertising medium is in
creasing day by day. We say
this from no merely selfish mo
livcbut because it is true, and
it is'to the interest of the busi
nessman who arc preparing to
spread their sales to the spring
breezes of returning prosperity,
that they .bear it
Money spent in advertising may,
be wasted or bring back golden
fruitage, according to the de
gree ofjntelligcncc with which
it is dispensed. Put it intoa
good, live, popular newspaper,
which will carry your adver
ment to the counting-rooms, the
breakfast tables, and the fire
sides of the people who have
wants to be met, and with
money with which to meet
them. This is the whole price
less secret of successful' tidvcr
tisin g. Cleveland Leader.
Some one threatens to start
another paper in Bclton. The
Journal, in tlie following chaste
and beautiful language, extends'
an invitation to the party to
"sail in :"
The Journal has been threat
ened by two or three individuals
this ,wcek with an opposition
paper. It has attended more
than one newspaper funeral
during -.its. twelve years existence-,
and if those who difler
with its course would like to
try us a whirl, just let them lift
the hoodwink from the
"Eagle's Eye" that it may take
an obsquint at the situation.
The Daily Banner contains
more reading matter than is to
be found in any other daily pa
per published west of the Brazos,
excepting the Statesman and
the San Antonio dailies. It
rarely has a long-winded edito
rial and devotes itself to news
in variety. Austin Statesman.
TX-'Corrox Seed Wanted.
Highest cash price paid orsame
delivered at my warehouse.
d&Wjm. j. ,A. WiLKi.Nt.
T"i'" iwir niHiwrvnv n iiiiiium
Homo Aitnrnzcent.
A farmer's residence should
be surrounded by trees, shrubs
and vines," all carefully pnmed,
and the walks, roads and paths
should be kept scrupulously
clean and in perfect repair. The
odds arid ends of the lumber
pile and all trash should be re
moved to some more distant and
less frequented locality, ifit can
not at once be forever destroy
ed. Nothing around the farm
house should offend the senses
Trees should nod a welcome at
every step. Fruits should .
please the taste and flower?
should delight the eye. The
very air of such a home should
impart a feeling of peace and
contentment to alL who live
within its magic circle. Such a
home makes its inmates feel
content wltlr their calling. No
unsatisfied longings for some
thing beyond reach should ever
vex or annoy.
Such homes we have seen.
They arc somqwhat rare, it is
trucbutasthe farmer improves
his opportunities and educates
himself, we feel sure that their
number will multiply7 and when
they do, the sons-and daughters ""
in these homes will be content to
remain, instead of cratifyintr an
unhealthy longing for new and
untried scenes and pursuits.
Farm adornments are-so incx
pensive and the "necessary labor
so light that the wonder to1 us is
that comparatively so" few at
tempt even the most primitive
efforts. Bare walls stafef at us
from the roadside and disorder
and decay are often too-often,
conspicuously prominent.
T Let our Grangers take up this
mattcrand, by offering premi
ums create a healthy-emulation '
which in a few ycars,,w ill change
the desolate appearance "of our
farm houses, and their immedi
ate surroundings to something
beautiful and attractive: Home
Journal. .
" It is said by one who knows
that Wash Jones is the Repub
lican candidate for Congress,
and that he has tacked the
Greenback attachment on to
"the tail of his hobby-horse,-,in
order to- dupe a fewsore-Iicad-cd
Democrat. 2?Mtf?".Zw-5
ncr. -
While, we arc disposed to
discredit this opinion, it is true
that' he is playing intoTRadical
hands by another process. He
iiiayl render the election of Ed
mund J. Davis possible as a
third candidate in .tlie race.
Austin Gazette'.
A Houston'
hide buyer
a Few days
went to Hockley
ago and bought a. lot of hides.
While they were being -"put; 111
order for shipment, MrRobefts;
an extensive-stock owncrftsp
pcared. upon the ground and
asked the privilcdge of exam
ining them. It was granted
andj-Mr. R. found 30 hides with
his brands. The cattle had
stolen. The Houston hide man
left, refusing to have anything
to do with the lot,
A rnpc.tt-alkcr collected $7 from a crowil
lliat gathered in Catocauqua, Fa., to sec
liim pirfonn. He spent lie money in a bar
room, "and was drunk when. the time came
forhi fcatTIic'rope wasilretclicd across a
street from the roofs ofjwo houses. He
started unsteadily, reached Ihe centre, and
x. ca fell. Hi recovery is improbable
Convention for the FiftS Ccn-.grosaion&l-
Gaiakstox. JlAY4.'7?.
To the Democracy of the Fifth Con
gressional District of Texas r
A contention of delcjn'cs from Ihcscr
cral counties comprising the Fifth congres
sional district will assemble at thecity of
Urcnham on Wednesday the 7th of Au
gust, 1S7S, for the purposeof nominating
a candidate for representative-in congtess
from said.diitrict, and for the discharge of
such other duties as may devolve upon it.
Orrptniiations of the Democratic party in
the different counties will take such action
"as may insure full and foirj, rcprescnuon in
Uic convention.
Tapers throughout tie district friendly to
the cause arc requested tq publish this an
nouncement. Tiiok M. Jack,
Chairman Democratic Executive Om
- ruirtce, Fifth Congressional District.
A Convention of thcjDcmocratic pann.
of Washington County will convene
the City of Hrenham on '
Saturday, June ijth, 1S7S
for the purpose of selecting delcgacs to
represent the County ia the State Conven
tion to be held at Austin July 17th 1S7?,
alo in the Gmgressional Convention, to be
held in Brenham August 7th, 1S7S, and in
the Senatorial District Convention far tic.
20th Senatorial District, to be held in
Urcnham, Saturday the' 10th of Augvut,
1S7S, and to t.ikc-such other action cs thiy
may deem ad isablc.
In order that the Democratic sentiment,
of Washington county may be fairly,, nd"
impartially represuitcd .n this Convent on
I im.t respectfully urge upon every Dec o
crat in Ihe County to attend tlie prima y
ricctinj;-., which may be held in his Precinct
and thus ecure such 'action by the Con.
tntion lion as ill meet the hearty endorse
ment of the partv. ,.
1 - Wt. TiioMrsoy,
Chru'r Dcm.County Executive CorcmitUc
TION. A Convention "of the Democratic party
of the 2C4h Scnaloriol District, composed
of the counties of" Austin, Ilurlcson anil
Washington,. w"ill convene in Urenham en.
SatvkiAv, Aitaist lorn, iS;8.
for.lhc puiiHisc of nominating a candidate
tuH-res.ot the District in theSenatcol this
16th LegtolaturcVf Texas. n ' .
W-J. Thoui-so-. $f
CJsinraan ;c'h Dfes.
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