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- c- ? EA A fA r NHAM WEEKLY BAJVNE iYOJLFME BEENHAM, WASHINGTON COUNTY, TEXAS, EBIDAX FEBRUARY 14, 1879. DUMBER U. HJ - -, feg?Jttl&mUamiw robll.hed DiUljr and TTxklj. BAXKIX'&EEVIW. Vlprl.tar. t :. Xarseat ClrctJaUonofanyPaperpub- Hshed la thU Sffloatgriai-filitrlct.. Kali, of Subscription, J)allr. one copy one j.ar. H etkir. on copy oorjiw, Transient awl Leynl adirrtlmit Incrrt laJJ 30 per square for Brjt Insertion, and "5 centi per Kjnare for each auusequeut Inser- -IfcrWSs andOMmair'iwtlw, cxeeedlM Irttllcel, half price. JMItorlal notices off Varr!v Ualcesj character, 10 rcnta a I lu. each nserUon r. t tt f Atlrrtlunr: NOTICE. Subscribers who observe an X or cross mark" after their names, are infbrmedthat ft is a cabalis tic sign, 'and signifies that they are indebted to this paper. 'Those favored with two-X's will -understarthat'nb m-ore-papers-l will be'seht until arrears are The senate has passed a Jjill for takingthe tenth census of the United States. It is estimated that from 30,; 000 to35",boo men are now.on a'strikeTn Liverpool. Rmlwav officials are at-Aus-tin working against the prppos 0 cd reguiatToriof freight tariffl The appointment of- Mrs. Mohf t thVHouston postoffice is now?supposed'to be a canard. The'Michigan Central rail road fasttviar employed 4850 men,vhose?pay amounted to gl.OCO.OOJi.Ti. . rt J v.... o ""T" The' .Denison fleiald 'goes for the Houston, Jilegram, at a a.hveiygait,for; iter opposition to flwftppH-ffpostj-,' r " I ! Gen1. J. Warren? BelltvIio edited f?aiJBSiretutfmGa!L- yeston,a.'few, yearsiagodied in, j wasmngcon, January jo., j Machinery hall, on the ccn- teniaf , grounds, whicK brginally cost $8oo,oc?w-pWtatifuc-tiona few days Mevrfer'$240,oo.r (Di 3KWOGHATK: E k El-embers of con- NjfTbie ligpjn'-'preliminary WKing 10 orgaa- tficpming 'carn -JJj. : jsS '-S,J.rTK.pEN, jharequested to be heardbefore the congress kraal -inveMigation 'committee and his request has been acceed- . , ""Senator. "Bayard, ofDee ware,Tias been elected "an Jioh- r -.j ,' 13 "t - oxary -member, of 'vYash'ington .iSteam FweCompany Ko. I, of "Gdkreston. " v , - .. , ' , 'THElfactthat the 5un, shone7 at Marshall on Friday was of sufficient importance to be em bodied in a special tb.thc, .Gal veston News. , ' i. Pinchback. is, it seems, irre pressible. He has again been put in office. This time Tie has been appointed internal revenue agent for Louisiana. x. The United .States Senate af ter the4th of March next,, will be. composed of 42 democrats, 33'republicans and A independ ent, Davis, of Illinois; n ' Capt. Paul Boyton, ofac quatic fame, has gone in a swim ming. He takes a swin from Oil City on the Alleghany river to Pittsburg; distance 150 miles. a The fact that there are sixty millions of spurious bank nbtes in circulation is a first-rate com mentary on the vaunted effi ciency of the secret service The Supreme Court of the United States having decided Aatpolygamy is a crimet it re mains to be seen what practical result will follow the decision. The senate finance committee "by five to four "have decided to recommend concurrence in the house provision reducing the tax on manufactured tobacco to sixteen cents per pound.. The press conventional Aus tin was slimly attended and ac complished but little. The ob ject was. to secure an improve ment in the matter furnished by the associated press dispatches. A Bohemian newspaper, the first and only one in Texas, is to be published at LaGrange. The first issue was to have been, out this week. There are a large .number of Bohemians in Texas, and the enterprisee should meet with a liberal support from that class of our citizens. A sweet story is tills : Seventy-four hogsheads of sugar were made from fifteen acres of land this season, in StJLandry parish, Louisiana. This h very far ahead of the average crop. 1 b- Congress willprobably make an appropriation of $100,000 for Galveston harbor and $So, 000 tor the ship channel. Lib eral appropriations will be made for Sabine Pass and other points. The walking mania seems to be epidemic in the east. A man in Reading; Penn.. has just walked 100 miles in 23 hours and 47 minutes.including 1 hour and 41 minutes in taking rest and meals. tAx Austin the indictments against the.GrimeS county bull-' dozers, so-called, are withheld and. the two negroes charged with perjuryln those, cases dis charged. The matter is consid ered settled. TiiE'senate is stuTworking on the penitentiary question; the appointment of a superinten dent has not yet been made. It is now thought that Mr, Go .ree, the present superintendent will not be re-appointed. a At a recent meeting orinflu ential grain merchants, in Lon don, it was resolved that all grains be sold "by weight, and- ,that the cental of loo pbunds (the most convenient standard) should be legalized for general use". ". " - w j ,j j num x.. iuiauujji.ii, su perintendent of the state deaf and dumb asylum at Austin, publishes a card m the States man, asking a suspension of public opinion until the legisla tive committee have time to in vestigate and" report The Houston j--rriria-faidier-ly manner counsels its contem- 'peraries ,opposed -to the whip-, post after this manner: TIf any bpjly is caught stealing, consid er nof. that this. is. a, man pr a woman, but a thief that, thou .hast to deal with,., and let the thief be soundly-thrashed. r in the lower house of con gress the proposition to transfer Lthe Indian department to the war department was rejected. An amendment of the Revised Statues" expunging-.the authori ty to have troops at the-polls on election dayiwas adopted "by a strict party vote. " AK'Iowagifl named Jemima suicided' 'because she could in vent no dimiriutive name end ing in'"ie."' She was borne to the'-tomb by eight girls all of whose names' ended in "ieJ "Now the Texas papers are claiming Jemima as a lexas girl, Texas girls are too brave to suicide. The African war has broken out in "New York state. At. Port Chester five drunken ne groes took a part of the town and" raised & row; an attempt was made to arrest them when they took to the woods and fired upon the officers,' who" in turn fired upon the Africans, wound ing a couple of them. The bill introduced by Mr. Stewart, of Houston, for the suppression of carrying conceal ed weapons is a very severe one and one that if impartially and thoroughly enforced would prove effective. The prospect ofspending a whole year in the penitentiary would deter many a gay and festive cuss from to ting a pocket arsenal. At a meeting of the Bastrop bar it was recommended that the bill changing the jurisdic tion of the county courts do not pass. The Washington county bar takes the opposite view of the matter. In this section of the state the opinion is almost unanimous that county courts now constituted accomplish but little good and are a great ex pense to the people- Wm. Heath for ten years pri or to 1876 was auditor of St Louis county, Mo. He was a radical and got into office dur ing the halcyon days of radical ism in that state. William has just been convicted of embez zling 143,000 of county money and has been sentenced to ten years in the penitentiary. He at last gets where he should have been ten years ago. Grad ually the radicals get their dues, Houston claims to have a capitalist who would have loan ed the G. C. & S. F. railroad the $250,000 borrowed, but he didn't lik the collateral. The fact is Houston is opposed to the G. C. and S. F. railroad on general principles in fact, Houston is jealous. Why don't she build her Western Narrow Guage railway and forestall the Santa Fe and North Pole road as -they are pleased to call it? A StT Louis commercial pa perTield interviews with about ioo'Jeading business men in va rious branches of trade regard ing the January business of this year as compared with the same month last year. A material I increase was generally reported and a general behef-'expressed i that business this year will be much better and more satisfac tory than it lias been -for three years past. , The sub-committee of the senate committee on appropria tions, have agreed to the appro priationTor the- Braze! mail ser vice in the postoffice appropri ation bill. It is expected the full committee will ratify this action. The river and harbor bill is increased to five and a half millions. Texas is liberally provided -for. Mr. Harris of Tennessee,.has; reported a bill to prevent; the introduction of contagious, diseases- into the United States and to establish a bureau of public health. THE'revised" civil code is now undergoing the scrutiny of the house and senate "committees. It has be'ert divided up among the members.each one of whom wilr examine about sixty pages. An Austin special to the Netos says, there is some talk of call inga constitutional convention. It is urged that the cost of ad vertising the judjeial article pro posed by the governor, in 'the manner prescribed, would cost 556,000 and a convention of six ty members would not cost that" much. . ' Governor Roberts would sell the, -lands appropriated for the benefit of a state university. If the legislature accedes to his proposition the money will soon' be .spent; and in" ajev.years Texas, in. an educational point of. view, will be no better off than she is to-day. Better hold the lands and lease them out for long terms of years. Xandcan-. not run away or be embezzled; money and bonds are liable to take unto themselves wings and fly away. Lands will for all time to come bring a" certain revenue. . The select senate committee appointed to investigate the best means to prevent introduc tion, and spread of epidemic di seases give it as their opinion that the best and only certain means of preventing the intro duction or these diseases from other .counties is absolute non intercourse with ports where the disease exists in epidemic 1 form. The report reccom mends enforcement of strict sanitary measures in every city and town. . a . As adjourned meeting of the congressional domocratic cau cus was held at Washington on Saturday evening. Ninety rep resentatives and ten senators were present, It was deter mined that the test oath for jur ors be abolished. The caucus also decided upon an amend ment repealing clauses of the Revised Statues which provide for the appointment of federal supervisers of election. It is supposed that this will be insis ted upon even though an extra session of congress be required to to accomplish it . Failures among merchants in the interior of Texas are be coming quite common; the usu al cause assigned is failure to make collections and the low price of cotton. The fact is there has been too mu;h credit business done and farmers in many cases have bought-morc than they can pay for. Raising cotton and buying bacon and flour has brought about the re sult. It is true enough that cot ton must be raised for a long time to come as the principal crop, but bread and meat should also receive a liberal share of attention. Advertlainc. The St. Louis Republican re fers those who siy "advertising don't pay" to D. Crawford & Co. This firm commenced bus iness in St. Louis about eight years ago on Franklin Avenue, near Fifth street, in a small store about 20x.0 feet in size, w ith a capital of not more than t-oO. but with indominable pluck and energy. They commenced ad vertising job lots of dry goods at astonishingly low prices, and from that time have classed as among the most liberal adver tisers in that city. They now own one of the largest stores on Franklin Avenue, do the largest business of any house ,on the street and are worth now from 2-;c,ooo toS300,ooo'-every dol lar of which was honestly made by close attenton to business and liberal advet tistng. There are several other houses in St. Louis which have been equally successful. These cases are well authenticated, and in addition to this there is no case on rec ord where a liberal and judi cious system of advertising a business has been carried on in which it has proved a failure. The most successful business houses in Texas are the. most liberal advertisers, We are in- ' formed on reliable authority that a Denison dry goods' store, and not one of the largest in that live town, spends yearly from $600 to S800 for advertis ing' alone, and they consider it the best investment they can make they make it pay; and pay handsomely at that. Tie Publlo Domain, It seems that the public lands of Texas are a white' elephant, on the hands of the legislature. A committee has been appoint dd to report upon the expedien cy of selling ofD all the "public lands 'slap-dab, Or at'onc grand swoop, and with the proceeds 'paying the public debt As obrEas the debt is paid it would bein" -order to go into debt again jat the -earliest possible moment 'The' public lands, if sold now, would of course pass' into the hands of speculators at a ruinously low figure. At .the present time and in their pres ent condition they are not valu able, but if held for sale to'per manent settlers or even "given away as homesteads tljey would ficertainly realize more than by selling themout to land sharks. The tide of immigration is' just beginning to set fairly towards Texas, and thevalueof real es tate is increasing year by year. It is fair to presume that in the next decade the increase in val ues of.real estate will be,pro portionabry much greater than in the past. We may be wrong, but we cannot now discover the utility of selling out the vast amount of public lands owned by "the state fbra song, compar atively speaking. It is true we arc on .hard times, but the bot tom has been reached and a change for the better may con fidently be expected. , Governor Tildfn was before the Potter committee in New York on Saturday last He was accompanied by his broth er and two other gentlemen. This the first time in the histo ry of the country that a presi dential candidate has ever been before an, investigating commit tee in exoneration of himself from asuspicion of crookedness. Mr. Tilden went before the com mittee at his own solicitation. Mr. Tilden declares that no pur chase was made in his name or by his authority. About all that he accomplished wasa vin dication of himself. That there was a vast amount of swindling done is beyond any question. That Mr. Tilden was elected and the people swindled out of their choice, is universally con ceded. The result has been ac quiesced in by the people. We do not see that any good can come out of this prolonged in vestigation. All that can now be done is to avoid a recurrance in the future. Some Texas woman in the interior offers to sell her hus band at auction, the proceeds to go to the liquidation of the State debt Shaman Registci. There are several wives in Brcnham who could well afford to sejl their husbands at two cents each and who would make big money by the sale. LEGISLATIVE. Senate, Feb. 6. Bill to make it a penal offense to hold more than one office of trust or profit, referred. Resolution to memorialize congress for aid in improvement of channelof Aransas pass, pass ed under suspension of rules. Senate refused to sustain mo tion of Mr. I Ionian to take up dog ta bill. Adjourned till Saturday in or der to give committees time to make up reports. House. Mr. Pattie, the chap-" lain had read in the house a pa per exculpating him from the charges made against him. Bill to allow defendants to testify in their .own cases was defeated. Bill to compel debtors to make annual exhibits, being an insolvent act, was defeated. Memorial from state grange, signed by master Lang, urging economy, etc., etc., presented. Message from the governor on schools and universities was received. The governor thinks the branch unfversity, or Bryan college should teach agricul ture, mechanics and the sciences relating to the same and that the university school lands should be sold in tracts large enough to attract purchasers, create competition and in a short time, realize, enough to be of advantage in support of edu cation. Bill to require sales under ex ecution to jbring wo-thirds of assessed value of real estate sold. ( Bill making appropriations January and February expenses of government taken up and passed. , Committee appointed con sider and.report on the propo sition to sell the public domain and, pay, the state debt Senate, Feb. 7. Nb general session of the senate to-day. A speciaU committee met to investigate. the"pajvestqn iVhar' source 01 .jnlormation. ,ine News' reporter was before the committee, but refused to an-, swer any questions. It n6w re mains to be seen what they will do about it The senators representing the frontier counties are deeply in earnest and will make a desper ate struggle to procure protec tion, not as a favor, but a right. H,ouse. Several bills and pe titions" were presented, " , ', c Resolution that committee on taxation inquire into the.propo sition to give county officers stated salaries, adopted. Stewart, of Harris: To pun ish carrying concealed weapons by a, fine of 50 to gioo and penitenitary'one year and five years for drawing the same. A large number of bills were reported from the committees; among them an unfavorable re port on bill repealing local op tion. Unfavorably to author ize district clerks to issue mar miage license, also favorably on many bills which will come up in regular order. Resolution asking the United States to refund money paid by Texas for frontier defense and balance of gio.ioo belonging to Texas now in the federal treas ury. Passed. .Resolution asking congress to fix value of Mexican coin. Reports from the different de partments as to what reduction in expenses could be made were received. The adjutant general was the only one reporting any reduction. The special committee advis ed the discharge of four com mittee clerks, iaid over. .Senate, Feb. 8. Several pe titions were received and refer red. Committee reported favora bly, and with amendments, di recting the attorney general to take proper steps to secure the titles to the state university lands in Hill and McLennan counties. Joint resolution instructing Texas representatives in con gress to favor commercial rela tions with Mexico. Bill to prohibit sale of liquor to inebriates and to prohibit sale of liquor on Sunday between 8 a. m. and 6 p. 11. A message from the governor on management and support of state institutions was received and read. Committee reported favora bly to dispose of public domain for public debt and school fund. Bill to secure just division )f estates of debtors passed under suspension of the rules. Bill to repeal dojj tax was called up by Mi. Homan passed.. Bill to dispose of public main for state debt and fund ordered printed. House. Joint resolut amend railroad law. vides that a railway struction runnmjfin of a city or town of 1000 inhab itants, shall establish a doot there unless a river or moun tains intervene. Bill to regulate cost of trans portation of convicts to peniten tiary; "district judge tO'disignatc. to shenfr number of guards needed in guarding them to penitentiary; expenses and a dollar a day to be allowed each. By Wurzbach ; To change the constitution on suffrage to require payment of poll tax as a necessary before voting. The question of disposing of public lands to build a state house was discussed. The house concurred fn the senate amendment to bill re pealing dog tax. r The Austin Statesman, makes the following appropriate re marks about the habit of mak ing a lavish display of firearms: A pistol worn where there is no public or official duty to dis charge, requiring the legal use of a weapon, becomes a mur derer's, and not a sheriff's or marshal's implement of defense and offense, and the condition of public morals and those of youths, taking lessons in life from prominent men, would be infinitely betteflf grand charac ters, and those started-and talk edbout, did not frequent tlje streets with murderous imple ments and explosive belts. Sc eietv 11 sirV nf thpzt ermwe- There is nd fame won or Konorx gained or respect' given, and outward signs of bloody- pur poses or of disorderly society gratifynorie and Jonly, make. bitions of a rude" sort ofbulfying vanity. Reliable parties are at Aus- tiaproposingto take the public lands to be appropriated for building a new State-house and put up a building without put ting thestate to a dollar of ex pense in the way of money, T he thirty million acres of land to be appropriated for the pu r pose,ifsold at 5'cenls an acre would amount to a, million and a half dollars, which amount would probably be .ample to build a Very respectable . state house. The parties proposing to make this trade are doubt less very disinterested, but they probably see some money in it. 1 .-- Senator Maxey has succeed ed in getting through the sen ate, the house bill giving three months payto the soldiers of the Mexican war. For some years past efforts have been made to pension the Mexican war veterans, most of whom are now old men, but' unsuccess fully. It is to "be presumed! that the three months pay is a tem perary compromise in lieu of pension. We have no doubt the day will come ;hen the sol diers of the Mexican war will all be pensioned. A Dallas special to the Gal veston News says the trial of the Rev. G.-W. Veal is progres sing in Waxahachie. It is be ing held in the Methodist church with closed doors. If the ex amination is not confined to the Griffin affair, a similar chrrge will be preferred by a lady of unblemished reputation and the wife of a Methodist minister. The telegraph editor of the ftews heads the dispatch, "Making Hash of Rev. G.W. Veal." 1 1 Bastrop Advettisei: A good deal of cotton yet to be ginned in Bastrop country. Last fall corn was dull at 25 cents; it now sells readily at 40 cents, cash. - - Hog cholera is gener al in the .county and playing sad havoc among the swine. - -County attorney Orgain is mak ing a vigorous war on the gay gamblers. In spite of the cold weather a large quantity of meat, mostly joints, have been spoiled in the county. Those who killed their hogs be fore Christmas saved their ba- ' con. STATE NEWS. Cotton picking is still pro gressing iOjSan Saba county. Fruit trees in some parts of Burnet, county are reported to be in bloom. The Gribsom murder case al at Houston on brass band leisure time Big turnips rage; the ilpuLonTelcgratn has just received aien-poimder, from near Sour Lake. At Bryan the grand jury has brought in ajr' indictment against Solon Irandall for the murder of W. R. King. Precy, the young Phila dclphian, who is wanted in San Antonio for theft and forgery has been arrested in Uvalde. In San Antonio the other day seven tramps were up be fore the recorder who sentenced them to twenty days each in the lock-up. The -'French Spy" is to delight the Houstonians at tlie theatre on Tuesday and Wed nesday evenings. Miss Jennie Hughes will do the "Spy." Peach trees reported in bloom in tSan Saba: county. Though much- farther north they are ahead of us. In this section there ara no blooms yet. , 1 Dallas tramps' are begin ning to organize for a spring tramp through the beautiful In dian Territory, Tramps - never spend their summers in the south. n r A. Philadelphian in San Antonio stole a horse Saddle and briddle and forged atele- jcgrapMc' money order for. &0. J He thea-went-west-to, grownup' with-the countiyv j The receipts of the fair and musical entertainment of the la dies of the Hebrcwt benevolent association at Dallas amounted to gi 800. The receipts" at the ball were 51500. ' Three men 'have been ar rested in Sherman charged with the burglary of a jewelry store in Osage lission Kansas two years ago. Part of the "swig" was found in iheir possession. Tyler has ,a jegular old fashioned mad dog scare. The city council has ordered all" dogs killed. Numbers of cattlc- and hogs have been bitten, and it is reported several persons al so. Street paving now seems to be the subject attracting most atttention in Houston. A meet ing of the committee was held on Saturday last, but as a quo rum was not present no business was done. The LaGrange Record in reporting a wedding, gives only the initials of the bride groom but gives the bride's name in full. This is a new departure in jour nalism, but then the Record man is young in the journalistic field. A prominent Liverpool cotton buyer has determined to locate at Houston. He has bought property and will soon build a residence. The Telc gtant considers this quite a feather in the cap of Houston. A white couple, both about three-quarters drunk, appeared before Justice Sherwirtin Hous ton and being armed with a mar raige license demanded to be married. The justice spliced 'em and they departed happier than ever. A man named Wickliff Edmonson was captured in Fort Worth, charged with having murdered his father in Cumber land county, Tennessee.and also with having seduced his aunt who was some years younger than himself. He will be taken to Tennessee for trial. Hearne has not had a news paper published there in several months. Hearne is a newspa per grave yard; half a dozen papers have been started there and ended their existence. It is now rumored that a green back paper is shortly to be star ted. It w ill certainly meet the same fate as its predecessors. ) raBafSQL IOUD yrr. m TBn inSan V H -" JgM tinrhwith a Keti be. nMSHlBBBBBwon'or KsriHted wBT its in grBKivals. arc now the Henry Sneed, a colored man living on Onion creek.Tra vis county, was assassinated at his house on Tuesday night. His wife went out to milk about 8 o'clock and while milking heard a pistol shot; returning to the house she found her hus band laying on the floor dead. The negro is naturally of an imitative disposition; he .sees white men steal horses and of course does likewise. Lew Har ris is an enterprising Grimes county darkey; he stole a horse in Brazos bottom and sold him in Leon county; he then Stole him back again and wasjesell ing him when he was nabbed. The lelegram learns that a petition is beintr circulated in rBeauSionrAind signed by nearly all the leading citizens of the county, asking Gov. Roberts-to. pardon Judge McDonough, late of Houston, but now in: the Huntsville penitentiary for com plicity in the land forgery busi ness. It is now reported that some of the whiskey up at Waco is so bad the darkies even complain about it We look upon this as a slander upon the judgement of the Waco ne groes. There is no such thing in existence as bad whis key viewed from the stand point of the average whiskey drinking darkey. A Mexia man who went to Colorado three years ago, late ly passed through Dallas on his way home. None but his im mediate friends would ever have Jcnown this but the man struck a vein out in Colorado and solt it for 585,000 and that's. why4l- is heard of. If he hadn'tstruck a vein .he: would be all the same like any other man. Last week a quantity of coal od, powder and turpentine was found secreted in the facto-. ry foom of the penitenbafy,tanhe-r clai cpmmuni- Moran, the convictwho escaped some weeks ago made a threat that he would escape if.he had to burn. Jhe- whole prison. His J threat and the presence of the combustibles are1 supposed to have some connection.. T A merchant' at Hearietta sold a farmer a Jew pounds of nails aiui gave him an empty" tobacco box, with an uncancel led stamp on, it, to carry the nails home in. For this he was arrested, taken to Sherman and, held in $200 bond for his ap- pcarance at Austin. Tt is very dangerous to meddle w-itK the "Infernal" revenue laws. '""" A New--Deal in Criminal Arrests. Governor' Roberts has issued a proclamation revo king all of ex-Governor Hub bard's proclamations offering rewards for the arrest ofcrimi I rials and fugitives from justice. ie turther states under what circumstances he will offer re wards for the arrest of fugitives from justice. He requires that the judge, the prosecuting at torney and the sheriff' must sat isfy the governor by affidavit that tfie fugitive can be certain ly pnnished if caught, and that the fugitive is outside of the state,, and therefore out of the reach of local officers. Austin Statesman Men of bilious temperament never make orators or poets. Next week geese and doves and other poor folks begin to choose their-mates. The cremationists are not dead, but only sleeping until some one out side the order wants his or her body burned. They don't like the fire them selves. The time will come in the life time of Texas, if not in the life time of any man now living, when each acre of the universi ty lands will tent annually for one dollar. Now this acre can not be sold for fifty cents and yet there are impatient robbers of posterity who would sell this land. Statesman,- A preacher who arrived at the kirk wet through asked an old Scotchwoman what he should do, to which he replied, "Gang into the pulpit as sune as ye can. Ye'llbe dry enough there." "Madam, you never confess yourself in the wrong." "No, sir: but if L had ever been in the wrong, I am .sure I should have taken great pleasure in ac knowledging it." The Brenham Banner has been enlarged to a 36-column paper. It is .the best exchange we have for collecting news items. Dallas Christian Prcach er. 1 Tk "rt" Tease Xa. You find fiirn everywhere; m the ball room, fajiandsome par lors, in 'dHnkmgvTWoonsMover billiard tables, eveawltere. De cent, indecentvrfgarifiBed, common and, intellectual arc an nis associates. ,. , r In conversation wltfi geittte men he uses oaths' a yard or two in length between every verb and noun, amfw hen "with , iacj;es j,;s swearin befng 'cur- lanco, ins expression is reutrcea to slang. Fortunately his mind does not soar above his lan- gauge, so he is- neverata. loss .- for a word. His' especial de light is to stand on the street corners and steal glances at Ja-i dies feet when they get outol. a carriage. If an unmarried lady he glibly discusses her, at tractions in language that ne- noes frequently excel. -.and!L.' TrTTdeasthat hi Tf::&- -waald notentertainf 'Shejnay be somebody s sister, and-hej. may have sisters just her age r ' and make. His intellect is so ' unsophisticated thafhe doesn't think."! am conferring on oth srs the right to speak coarsely of my sisters." j? - - Somehow he alwayshas mon ey without working for it,'and credit without paying- He lives on the fat of the land. Ofcourse the day of settlement comes sooner or later and he then'skips the town and is never heard of again. - j- Would you like to know how the latter part of his lifeisspent? Look1 in the city lock-up, or , worse still, in the penitentiary, and you'll find him. , t A Niagara chaprnighfmake some money by finding, ot "the spot where the Princess .Louise first set foot on America-- soil-s and selling earth" at. so' mwrh a grain. There "-are "just look enough in the country to invest. New York'CommercialAdver tiser. -A The New YorlcGrafehjcwants 4 aft answer to-tK'70ik, yes! Gcd "made thci-C'rtinfiy and man made the towBu The rural districts are moral and-honest6 and the great cities a'reiormorat and dishonest. , Is this true? Is" the .farmer more ..honest than "J" . r. Jesse Pomcroy, theboy fiead, whojs serving a life term i-j-the Massachusefts'State-Prwon, has been tauglif "Latin' there, anot . r -. . .has traasktedibe Lord's Prayer into mat language.' suNowgiv him a course of instructier in the ten commandBletita. . oarti- - . .1 -.. . JS-l xr - -T cularly the sixth.-fl&a' Ytok Telegram. x-.. - The-end okwrath' is- the be ginning o"frepentance The, sun-dial only cotmfc the ' brightTiours. "r Piety, p rudencci wttassdjiiv- ? ity, arcth?elements ofSttie no bility. ' - ' ' God's mill goes sWwry, but it -grindsw-ell. 'High , ho"uses-are- Mostly empty in the upjjer storyv "A hundred years wrong do not make-a hour right' . oretare drowsed, the bmvlthanintl-e'sea"-- , " ' ThefewerthewbrdstheVet- ter thepraye?. 'f . "" Too many- farmers regard garden work as something un worthy their 'dignity Such "puttering work"they delegate, to the women and children who are oftentimes overtaxed with the chores of a large farm. Gari dening is "puttering rworic,",if careful attention" to the most minute detailsjmay.be sonam ed. It pays to putter, neverthe- less, and often the garden islne onlypaying"portron of the farm. 1 1 - A contract for funri',bing and constructing 25,000 tons of iron work betwcen"tlte '1st f February and the"5 1st of-Sepr-temfier was last nveek awarded to a Philadelphia firm of raaiHt facturers by the Metropolitan, Ulevated liauroad company, of "New York, for' 3,000,000." . This is said tobe B-p largest iron contract eyerafc ikthisj country. r - -'jj-r - 1 1 -- As the hapgycouptewrere 1 leaving the chucA, the huj$n! said to the partner .of hit-wedded life: "Marriage must aCm a dreadful thing- toyou; lefy, you'were all of a tremble and one could hardly hear'yott tpy I will:??' "I will try and have p more courage and say it'Io&ter '' next time," said the bluatoiBjj, bride. 1 lOB I Jl. At a recent marriage in a sub urban town, the bride -groom. when asked the.tmpprtanl tion if he "would for better or fe in a hesitatingaBiBfet ' -Well. I think I will.'ipegfceh-g toW that he must Be fagps -o-tive "WdLHw't carelSMo" A3nenpecKea husband said mA rl extenuation of fiiswtfe's raids fy upqanis scalp, "You seer sheri tatces ner own hair off so ea -v hedoesn't know howlthurtj. m Haw min'mt aH -t 'st -T ?j . i-j && ' - " r ' - v " l"3--- " -j J&J 1pjZ- ASf -a-2; , ,9f 1 Jfc j- -rio-n .'r. v-s . .7 TifcJ k M,'W 1 . .. -l . -.- '-'