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BANNER. VOLUME XIV. BRENHAM, WASHINGTON COUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 1879. NUMBER 24. FEOFSESIOSIL AND 5HEINEB3 CiRDS. BREKDLOVE S EWIXG A.ttojrD.o-v -aX -Xiaiw Brenham. Tex J. A. UrSCOUB. A- G- HAYMS. LirSCOMC & HAYXES, tSyOfnc over Giddinga' bank. iaMIw-tf Brenham. Tews. I. B. JIcFarland. Jtalw McFarlan.t. -VfcFARLAN& McFARLANS. Brenham, Texas. Offlc Upstairs In Gralwr'i lntMlnr, w tl.lt Public juuajo. Ian. I J.rt. -r rr C BA1RD, M. U., YV. Physician and Snrscop, mch S-tL . Weslev.Tcias. -r F. MATCHETT. M. D. SarRCon and Physician Brenham, Texas. IH-wctfullv Inibmuhh old friends of Nil eltv and Tlclnltv that he ha? re-urae t inver. oQc at toe I-ennlaston House mav3. -T- W.WATKINS. M. D.. Physician and Surgeon, Brenham. Texas. Dr. Waikins tenders hi services in all blanches of his profession. iSfOffice at Tristram's drug store. Janl7vlf Pianos and Organs. First class Instruments at lower prices and better terms than ever offered inTexas. GEO. W. MOORE, Manufacturer's Agent and Dealer. At McFarland's Bookstore, Brenham. mch7w3m "TTTILUAM ZEISS, AND OOMPECTIONBIl, Main Street, Brenham, Texas. DEALER in Staple and Fancy Groce ries, Wines, Liquors, Lager Beer, &c Hot Bread, Fresh Cakes and lies on hand at all tines. jan I,'7S-y. "1 L. EDWARDS, Contractor and Builder, Brenham, Texas. Is prepared to contract for Juflding and general carpenter work. Estimate, and design furnished at short notice. Special attention ea to job work. Pationage solicited ana -fct'sfadion guaranteed. Shop south side of ma-n street opposite Mclntjre House. March 23,1879. n. x. wuxLDts. 31. n. wiuxuts. Lawyer a Notary rublle. WILLIAMS & WILLIAMS, Real Estate and' General Collecting- Agents. BEEXILiir, TEXAS. Will pay taxes for non residents, liny and tell real estate, and examine land titles. Special and prompt attention ciren to collec tion or rlaims In this and adjoining counties, by suit or otherwise. 53- Office up stairs ad joining tax office, in Schlottman house. may2Sd&itf A. SI. BROXXEAEAKT, WATCHMAKER and JEWELER, (Minkwitz's New BnUding.) "West Side Public Square, Brenham, Tex Keeps a full stock of Watches, Clods, Jewelry, and also makes a specialty o school stationary. JtT' Watches and Clocks repaired and warranted. octl iwtf 7" H. MURPHY, PAINTEE, 21 a. In St., opposite Mclnlyr House, Brenham, - Texas. " House, sign and ornamental paint ing, paper hanging and glazing neatly and expeditiously executed. All work guaran teed; prices reasonalble. may2od&wtf j. K. BASS. EDUOND LOCKETT. BASS & LOCKETT, LAW, CLAIM, AND GENERAL AGENCY OPICE, BRENHAM, TEXAS. jy Personal attention given to all mat ters entrusted to us. jnaj2$wtl fritz fishes.. BUTCHER, AND DEALEK IK IiIVE st.ocB:, City Market, BBEXUA9, TEXAS. The highest market price paid in cash for bcel cattle, hogs- and sheep. Apr. nd&wtf. Wm. SCHURENBEKU, Blacksmith, and manufacturer of AGRICULTURAL LIII'LEitiEYTS Brenham, Texas. CHPSpectal attention given to Horsk Suoeiko, general job work and repair ing. Terms liberal Shop above Giddings bank, on Sandy street. Tune iS '74. M. A. HEALY, DEALER IN General Hardware, CUTLERY, Edge Tools, CASTINGS, Faming Implements, Hoes, Chains, Hows Iron, Steel, Cooking and Heating Stoves, Stove Trimmings and Tinware of all kinds Paints, Oils. Varnishes and window Glass, Buggy and Wagon material Rubber Helting from I to 1 8 inches wide. Packing of all kinds, and all articles appertaining to the Hardware business. Main street. Jan. 1, '78. Brenhani, Texas. swgjmutamjanncv Published Dally and Weeklj. RAXKIX IXVIX. J'ruprletorl. Largeat Circulation of any Paper pub lished in this Senatorial District. Hate f Subucrlptton: Dallv, one enpj onetoar,,. IVeeklv. one wpvone rar $900 Rates of Advertising: Transient and Legal adverticmenN lnert ?d at$t.20)HT square far first lusertion, ud .3 rents per square for each subsequent incer tlon, Marriage and Olutuarv notice, exreedliip stfrht line-, half price t-Mitorlal nntlceora pnrrlv buslnc character, 10-cots a line each nertion. -The Moffatt bell punches will cost the State $3 each. N. P. Banks, of Red river fame, has become a confirmed spiritualist. " The Georgetown Record is published by W. N. Foster and edited by N. Q.. Henderson. The firemen of' San Antonio want the next annual meeting of the State Association held in that city. Gen. Treviko says emphati cally that he will not be a can didate for the Mexican presi dency. Toads are sold in Pasis by the barrel. Vegetable, gardeners buy them to devour insects in their gardens. W11. Elliott, alias Colorado Bill, has been convicted of mur der in the United States Court at Fort Smith. TiiESpoiTord-Kellogg case is undergoing investigation by the senate committee on privileges and elections. TliE railroad war on freights eastward from St. Louis is over and rates have been advanced to the Chicago basis. The Banner is indebted to Hon. S. B. Maxey fora copy of the president's message and documents 1878-9. B Wendell Phillips and John G. Whittier are about the only distinguished survivors of the original abolitionists. Col. Cannon, of the Santa -Fe railway, has "called a meet ing at Belton on June 14th 111 the interest of the company. Wisconsin was visited by a severe frost on the night of the 6th inst Corn, potatoes and vegetables up were badly dam aged. Snow storms prevailed at North Troy and Sandwich, N. H., on the 7th inst Crops are much damaged by the snow and frost. The Corpus Christ! Bull Dog has yelped its last yelp, and barked its last bark. It has gone to meet the Caldwell Eagle. Belton is certainly a model town ; during the three days of the fireman's celebration there wasn't a drunken man in town. a- The Lawrence house at Bur lington, Iowa, was burned on the 6th inst The guests escap ed from the upper stories by ladders. The strike among the iron workers at Pittsburgh has ceas ed, the manufacturers having agreed to the demands of the workers. At Corsicana they are listen ing for the whistle of the St. Louis and Texas narrow gauge railway. The people talk noth ing but railroad. With its issue of Sunday last the Dallas Commercial ceased its existence as an individual paper and merged its fortunes with the Herald. The Hillsboro people are de sireous ol railroad connection with some point or other they ain't a bit particular and would be satisfied with a narrow gauge one. Gen. Hampton made a speech in the senate on the army ap propriation bill, he favors keep ing up the army but would not have it used as an instrument of oppression. The state board to award contracts for conveying convicts to the penitentiary, met in Aus tin on the 5th and awarded the contract to Cunninghan & Ellis at 539 Per capita. There was only five bidders in all. Cun ningham & Ellis are the present lessees of the penitentiary. Waco has a magnificent S40 000 opera house on papi.r. The San Antonio Exptess con soles itself with the reflection that Waco is only that much ahead of its town. The Waco Tclegiam gives notice that in referring to the Dallas Herald and Commcicial it will abbreviate it to H-C, as time is money and life is short. At Lis Vegas, N. M., on the 3d inst., an Italian and a Mexi can in jail at that place on a charge of murder, were taken out by citizens and hanged on the public square. An Austin special to the Nczvs says there will be a good working majority in the senate for. cutting down the school ap propriation, but the house is not yet heard from. -i The colored convention is to be held at Houston, because watermelons will be cheap and abundant. Houston is the best watermelon market in the world for buyers. m A special to the AVav from Washihgton says the prospects of Homan's confirmation now look very favorable. Tf he is confirmed it will be time to "tally" one for Wash Jones. The Horticultural and Pomo logical exhibition at Houston has been promised a cabinet of Japanese curiosities and vertu, including the trees and fruit of Japan persimmon and orange. The Flatonio Atgtts publish es a telling caricature. It is a school house with the door and windows barred up. A man standing in front says, "Go home, no school for poor chil dren." The Indians have put on a bold front and on Saturday morning stole horses from with in two miles of Fort McKavett. The trail was found six miles out and a party was sent in pur suit "There seems to be a proba bility that the letter carrier sys tem will be introduced in Texas cities having over 20,000 inhab tants. It will be a year or two before Brenham has letter car riers. The Navasota Tablet says: that John Wesley Hardin, from his cell at Huntsville, now con fesses to the murder of Halde man in Gonzales county, for which crime Brown Bowen was executed last summer. The Sherman and Denison local editors have been study ing Chesterfield. One in refer ring to the other says: "Fresh jackass from Kentucky, lop cared cur, etc." It's real nice to be a loke on one of those pa pers. The Dallas Bee learns that a new evening paper is soon to make its appearance and says unless they have means and talent to establish a good paper it would be a good thing if the fool-killer would come along and slay them. Mai. T. E. Davis has retired from the Houston Tclegiam and Col. J. L. Bartow succeeds to the editorial chair. Col. Bar tow is well known in Texas journalism and will no doubt fully maintain the standard and reputation of the Telegram. THEJVhctf' San Antonio sifter says the Houston papers talk of an excursion from San Antonio to Houston on the 4th of July, and on that day everybody goes out into the country, so when a San Antonian goes to Houston on the 4th of July he is out in the country. The Huntsuille Item began its twenty-ninth year with its last issue. It is becoming quite an aged p3pcr. but its vener able proprietor, Item George, has not yet grown rich, though there is no telling what he may do before the expiration of the present century. The Grand Army of the Re public will hold a national en campment at Albany, N. Y., on the 17th inst It is to be the grandest gathering of the organ ization ever held. The presi dent and most of his cabinet will be present, as well as most of the stalwart leaders of the country. Houston is about to put her self on a summer basis, an effort will be made to disband the po lice force, leaving the chief and deputy to police the city them selves. The fire department is also to be abolished. Tun silver bill hangs fire in the senate, the friends of the bill will make strenuous efforts to get it through. The anti-silver democrats, headed by Bay ard, arc working with the re publicans to defeat it. Here is one of the very latest news items that is going the rounds of the press: "Thomas Jefferson was only 23 years old when he wrote the declaration of independence." News items were scarce when that paragraph was framed. m m The Houston Tclegiam re fuses to be comforted. We have offered to excurt Houston over the Santa Fe railway to Bren ham next fall, and the Telegram is not satisfied, it wants a through ticket to Jeddo, Hong-Kong and Yokohoma. The Flatonia Argus says it has set down on the governor and intends to stay there until he signs an appropriation for the mamtainance of free schools, and thereby give, the children of the poor an opportunity to ob tain an education, In Ohio there is trouble in the greenback camp. A convention was held at Columbus on the 4th and several prominent men made speeches denouncing its action. Another convention is called for Toledo, at which a new ticket is to be nominated. m- The Brownwood Daily Ban nn has made its appearance at this office. Brownwood is now an important mining town; a Leadville. Irish Jake runs a barber shop while Happy Jack dispenses fluid comfort, and the Barniet itself supports a tief ty fighting editor. The legislature meets to-day. The governors' opening mes- sarrp. if is rennrtpfi will fif riripf ThP first hnsinPss rlknnsrrl nf will probably be the appropria tion for the payment of the in terest on the public debt, after that the school question will bloom out in all its glory. At appears that the produc tion of the precious metals is falling off materially. From mint reports ninety-five millions of gold and silver were produc ed last year, but for this year the estimate is only sixty-five millions. The theory of the de monetization of silver is losing ground and its rcmonetization becomes more probable. The Colorado Citizen dis courses on the Kansas emigra tion question. It thinks the best thing the colored man can do is to stay where he is. We think he had as well go to Kan sas as any other northern state it is time lost advising the negro. He can vote the repub lican ticket as well in Kansas as he can in Texas. The Belton fouiua.1 expresses its opinion of our man Jones, congressman Jones. It says he has no more back bone than a grub worm, and he would make a first-class demagogue if he had a little more courage and brass to counterbalance the dog inherant in his composition. This is pretty rough on Jones, but the Banner can stand it if Jones can. San Antonio has been visit ed by several excursions from Galveston and attempted to gtt up an excursion to repay the compliment The railway com pany could not be induced to come to terms, and it had to be abandoned. Just after rhe open ing of the road a number of San Antonians excurted to Galves ton and returned home satisfied that Galveston people were well up in the art of charging. It is reported that James Murphy, the man who "gave away" the Bass gong, died in great agony of poison at his home in Denton county. He has lived a life of terror since his treaehery, sleeping in jail or under guard for safety. Un derwood and Jackson, the only remaining members of the gang were seen in the neighborhood the day before Murphy's death, Nowipapor PtxTs A case involving the value of newspaper puffing, has lately been decided in the Missouri supreme court. It appears thatj the proprietors of the, St. Louis Republican, at the time the great bridge there was projected, were engaged to write up the enter prise in their paper. In final settlement the paper received bridge stock to the amount of twenty-five thousand dollars. The bridge company getting into the hands of creditors it was claimed that the stock issued to the newspaper had not been paid for, and suit was brought to enforce payment. The judge in delivering his opinion said: Public journals use their col umns and their influence for the legitimate purpose of earning money, and this fact is well known to the community at large. It was necessary for the bridge company to have means reaching the public ear, and nei ther the company, nor the pub lic expected this for nothing, nor is it likely that the public at large is deceived by such use of the public press. The stock was held to have been fully paid for in editorial work. This is most conclusive evi dence of the value of newspa per influence, yet some persons suppose that it is the mission of a newspaper to puff them for fun. Acoit one quarter of' the dealers in "wet groceries" in McLennan county will retire from business as soon as the bell punch is inaugurated. This proportion will probably hold good throughout the state and may even be larger. There is just about so much whiskey to be drank in every county and whether the bell rings or not it will be done. The bell punch law was enacted to increase the revenue, time will show whether it does or not. The indications are that it will not and there will be much clandestine whis key drinking. When the time comes for paying the license and fSctlittS the punch many who iiuvv iiiuijv nicy IVlll gU 111LU 1L will back out so that the pro portion of drinking houses will more than likely be reduced over one half. The unveiling of two monu ments erected to the memory of the confederate dead, at Win chester, Va., took place on the 5 th inst. The first monument is of marble 49 feet in height, surmounted by the statue of a confederate soldier resting on his musket It bears the in scription. "Erected by the peo ple of the south, to 829 unknown confederate dead in grateful remembrance of their heroic ef forts and their example of un stinted devotion to duty." The other monument is a marble shaft, surmounted by an urn. Gen. Joseph E. Johnston was chief marshal on this occa- ... !.:!. U Ml .t It. Tiie Houston Tclegiam calls attention to a subject that soon er or later will be of vast impor tance to the south. It is small farms, cultivated by the owner, in other words the farmer is his own landlord and becomes iden tified with the community and its interests. The system of large farms has proved unsuc cessful in many localities, -especially has this proved the case in the western states. In the south it is but little better and but few large plantations are making money, though in some instances they are. Twenty-five years ago Swit zerland abolished capital pun ishment. The result was their prisons swarmed with criminals. Life was not as safe as formerly. Murderers gre.v more reckless, and the people demanded a rem edy. The twenty-five years' trial has convinced them that imprisonment for murder is a failure, and last week the federal council solemnly decreed a re turn to the gallows and thehang man, as the only hope of dimin ishing crime. The last issue of the Brown wood Banna says, excitement is not so high, but still rages with considerable force. Pros pecting is vigorously prosecuted and mineral is found in various localities within a radius of twenty miles of Brownwood. Political Liberty- The Fairfield, Iowa, Tribune. of last week says: "Some twenty-two colored people of this city started for K on. Several fcBJ-icr en. teams. curing li5l These poor-f from a re: have bee outrage entry atrrd uy uic party wiiitii' jj; ne power--tne rcpuoucan-tATiatiiii? could no longer be" endured. They go to escape political per secution, ando a land where at Ieast occasionally they will be recognized in nominating conventions-" The question now is will the repubiicanjournals of the north, the Chicago Intei-Occan, the St. Louis Globc-Dcmoeiat and oth ers of the same ilk give any publicity to this Iowa item. In this instance we have colored menjn free, enlightened, repub lican Iowa completely debarred oftheir political rights ;they dare not vote unless they vote right, and voting right is voting the republican ticket To such an extent has this been carried that they have been compelled to leave in order to secure politi cal freedom. In Iowa the ne gro is a chattel politically; he is allowed no privileges, holds no offices and goes a delegate to no conventions. He has no political liberty whatever. The republican party have been in overwhelming majority in Iowa and it seems have right well used their power. I he presi dent should send the army to Fairfield, Iowa, to protect the "wards of tlienation." It may however make a great difference with the administration as to whose bull is gored. In the south the negro is accorded the fullest civil and political liberty, he votes the republican ticket early and often and does it as a sacred duty, a duty upon which his future salvation depends and in some parts of the coun try, as in Iowa, it is dangerous for him to vote any other way. Here in Texas we have some half dozen negroes in the legis lature and in several counties we have negro county officials, in fact we have them here in Washington county, and in ad dition to this we have negro re presentatives in the legislature and no one complains, and yet with all this the stalwarts of the north complain that the negro is abridged of his liberty and efforts are made to induce him to go to Kansas. Republicans ism in the northern states means bulldozing and in the southern states it means the same thing. The Galveston Ar'j of the 7th inst. is fairly loaded down with the advertisement of the city delinquent tax list, the same occupping nearly the entire second page. Extensive tax sales are bad signs. This ad vertisement is published in the Atevs because it is desired by the collector that the people of Galveston shall know that their property is advertised for sale. It might have been published in other Galveston papers at a mere nominal price, but would in that case have failed to ans wer its purpose, as, but compar atively few persons would have known it. Tax sales are pub lished in the newspapers for general information. The senate finance commit tee have, by a majority of one, resolved to postpone considera tion of the silver bill till Decem ber. The west and south want unlimited coinage of silver while the east, representing the money power is opposed to it. Bay ard of Delaware is one of the leaders of the anti-silver party. Just how the democratic party is going to harmonize on this, the silver problem, is a ques tion that the leaders of the par ty must determine. It promis es to be a knotty question, but we have an abiding faith in the cohesion of the grand old dem ocratic party. - The LaGrange Recoid thinks there are too many negroes in Texas; that they are a luxury and a very expensive luxury at that. It says colored criminals and colored schools cost at least $400,000 annually. It would make short work by abolishing the schools and pay ing SSoo.ooo for criminals; the schools are too expensive. my?t "fij iii-f .M....... 1... rna STATE NEWS. Brownwood wants a rail- j road. Texarkana has four news papers. Cotton picking will soon in Brownsville. Flatonia is about to cs- h a graded school, j- walking match is in t Worth. arc rcpor unty. k stores arc eorgctown. town railroad makes pT trips to Aus tin. Times are so dull in Jeffer son that nobody can afford to get sick. Woodpeckers arc pecking ugly holes in the church steep les at Waco. "Cotton worms have ap peared in several places near Salado, Bell county. Sausage should be cheap' at Corsicana, nearly a thousand dogs have been slain, Flying fish has been dis covered in a pond at Brcckcn- .ridge, Stephens county. The summer fights have opened at LaGrange and that's about all that-Is going on there. Gus. Miller, a fisherman, was waylaid and killed six miles up the river from Austin on the 5th. Two of the principcl wit nesses in the Morse murder case have run away from Cal vert. Waller county farmers complain of continued dry weather; the corn crop is suf fering. Work on the Texas and St. Louis narrow gauge railway has been commenced at Tex arkana. "Mumbledepcg" has be come a fashionable amusement in Sherman, and a club has been organized. Capt. T. J. Oakes, of Col orado county has a Durham bull, three years old and weighing 1693 pounds. Belton has just had a visit from the Waco firemen. Two days offestivity concluded with a grand ball. Considerable property was sold for taxes at Hempstead on Tuesday. Nearly all was bought in by the state. Waco and Fort Worth have both had small fires. The total losses at both places be ing about $3500. Burglars operate boldly in Houston. The other night two stores on main street were en tered and robbed. On Saturday night at 9.30 o'clock a gentleman on his way home in houston was knocked down and robbed. Columbus polled 326 votes at the city election last week. The Citizen thinks the popula tion is nearly 3000. Dr. A. M. Cochran, the newly appointed postmaster at Dallas, took possession of the office on the 1st inst. A number of physicians of Houston offer their services gratuitously if the city will es tablish a city hospital. The body of John Kelly, an Irishman, was found floating in the bayou at Houston. He was accidentally drowned. A "distracted" meeting has been going on among the ne groes .in the Areola neighbor hood for the past ten days. Grubbs is a candidate for re-election to the office of mayor of Denison, the Nctvs is opposed to him and says he was a know nothing. The Fort Bend county Ag ricultural, Horticultural and Emigration society is to have a meeting with a view to reorganization.- j The federal court has ren dered judgement against Har rison county for $Soo,ooo on the Texas and Pacific subsidy bonds. Weimar has just had an extensive conflagration, and as usual in such cases, the citizens, are going to organize a fire de partment. Charles Horton, a Dentoli county farmer, blew his brains out in bed while his wife was asleep by his side. She was not awakened. Jos. Nalle, an Austin alder man, who killed a man in that city some months ago, has got a change of venue to William son county. Dave Welty, of Denison, is engaged extensively in the cultivation of blackberries. He thinks they will piy better than strawberries. The killing of the fisher man Mueller, a few miles above Austin, is characterized by the Austin papers as a cold-blooded wanton murder. The examination of Thom as Morris occupied four days at Hempstead, being concluded at 1 1 o'clock on Friday night Bail was refused. toBI Some people arc easily pleased ; new com has appeared in Jefferson and the Jimp man shouts, ''Glory ! we'll soon revel in fried roasting ears !" Jerome Hawkcs was ar rested at Georgetown last Sat urday. I le is in great demand, being wanted in Bell, Milam and Tarrai.t counties. The Waco Examiner speaks of Brown, the ex-man ager, who figured there last winter as a"very lordly cuss." The description is good. Ben Baker, editor of the Columbus Citizen, has been re elected mayor of that city. The people seem to know when they have a good officer. The citizens of Hillsboro held a railroad meeting they railway connection with thewant other world and don't care what road gives it to them. The Sunday law is being vigorously enforced in Denison and the saloonists have greased the hinges on the back doors so that they wont "skreak." The wheat crop of Mason county will make about S bush els to the acre. Burnet county was needing rain last week; the oat crop has turned oat well. Mrs. J. George, living in Kaufman county, was shot thro' the window while going to bed. She refuses to give the name of the would-be assassin. Jealousy. A number of families from Trinity county, passedithrough Crockett, en route west. The local paper says the cattle owned by the party were very thin. Capt W. K. Davis, who lives near Richmond, had two fine horses killed by lightning Jast week. During last year he had five calves killed the same way. Seymour and Cantrcll, charged with robbing the Yuma, stage line, were committed to jail at Dallas just because they could not give 10,000 bond each. Jno. D. Hunt, charged with the murder of Capt. Ki! lough, at LaGrange, is describ ed as a man of 45, medium size, high forehead, light hair, and deep blue eyes. Navasota aspires to be the county seat of Grimes county and offers a bonus for the priv ilege. The Tablet suggests that an election be held to settle the disputed point The Dallas Bee sets up a buzz about dogs; a correspond ent Wants the dog law repealed and the paper wants it to stai'd. There are several thousand ex tra dogs in Dallas. On Friday morning the body of another drowned man was fished out of the bayou at Houston. The verdict was "Death from drowning and his name supposed to be Kerhn." Wm. Coward, brother of the man recently convicted of murder at Houston was tried at Anderson a few days ago, for theft of a mule and sentenced to 16 yeaas in the penitentiary. The new city officials of Dallas are, it is said, giving gen eral dissatisfaction. They are doing a great many things that they ought not to do and the things they ought to do are left undone. The Denison News of the 5th inst says a wagon contain ing a colored man and his fami ly passed through town on Tuesday evening. They were from Washington county and en route for Colorado. Louis Lebrccht was ar raigned befo'e Justice Riddle at Denison, on Wednesday last for violation of the Sunday law, the case was tried by a jury and" ably argued by counsel. The verdict was not guilty. A planter at Eagle Lake, Colorado county, writes to his father in Galveston, that cotton worms are numerous in that sec tion, and that nothing short of vigorous poisoning will save the crop when they reappear. The negroes in the vicini ty of Golinda, Falls county, have established an "exodus" of their own. Those who go nev er return. Three have been killed during the past few days. A woman was the cause ot it all. All the hogs about Flaton ia got on a grand drunk the other day. The brewery had a lot of sour beer and turned it out where the hogs had a chance to drink it and make hogs of themselves by getting royally tight. Under the genial in fluence of the full moon the In dians are on another raid. A dispatch from Fort McKavitt says "Indians arc reported to have driven off nine horses from Pecos spring, sixteen miles below this post." Good wheat is raised in Houston county, but not in suf ficient quantity to do any good. The Crockett Patron is of the opinion, that with flour at from eight to ten dollars per barrel there might be money in raising enough wheat for home consumption. The municipal canvas at Denison has been conducted with considerable acrimony. There was two factions, the Grubbers and Pecksniffians, the two candidates for mayor were Grubband Peck. A colored man has shown in Navasota the largest and best stalk of cotton. The colored people would be all right and much happier if they let poli tics alone and work a little more. The industrious darkies always make money. The Belton Journal says there could be no betterappoint ment to take charge of the pro posed normal school at Hunts ville, than Dr. E. D. Pitts, pres ident of Chappell Hill Female College. He is a successful educator, and an accomplished gentleman. On Sunday night, the 1st instant, Jesse Allison, colored, was assassinated on Garcy's farm irFalls county. On Mon day two negroes, George and Tom Fair, were arrested, but released. Wednesday both were found dead one hanged, the other shot a clear case of lynch ing. Crime in Harris county is almost eradicated, the present term ofthegrandjury have found very few indictments In Gal veston county it is much the same. Crime has been so re duced that Major Frank Spen cer, the district attorney, speaks of resigning there is not busi ness enough to pay. The Flatonia Aigus con tains the advertisements of four flour mill two at Gonzales, one at Waelder and one at Flatonia. The Aigus insists that farmers should raise wheat, as it has been demonstrated by actual ' experiment, that it can be as readily and as certainly gtown as any other crop, corn and cot ton not excepted. Mason NcTi's-Ttem: New machinery for the Mason steam mills is on the road.- A gen uine tramp, all the way from. the Pacific coast, passed through town. He was hoofing it to Minnesota. Wheat is flailed out in AJason county. A new courthouse is soon to be erec .ted. An attempt of the pris oners to break jail was nipped in the bud. Emma Arthur, a negro woman, aged aboufho, wassud- . denly struck blind while draw ing water from a well In Hous ton. She had had a quarrel -with -another woman named America, and firmly believes that America lias voudooed her. The blind woman has been tak en to the hospital and it will be ascertained whether or not she has been voodooed. A man named BIcvins, who lived near Turnersville, Coryell county, had become obnoxious; he was suspected of cattle steal ing, was tried and vindicated, still the people were dissatisfied and sent him chree nice little buckshot accompanied by a note to the effect that he must leave the county in ten days or hell would be his portion. He left, abandoning his growing crop. This is bulldozing. At Orange there are five lumber and four shingle mills ; at Beaumont six lumber and two shingle mills, all of the largest capacity and the most modern improved machinery, capable ol producing jointly 375,000 feet of lumber and 380,000 shingles daily. The demand for these articles is enormous, fully com mensurate with the production and is destined to increase, keep ing step with the growth and de velopment of this great state, until their manufacture will be come one of our most lucrative and important industries. Houston has just been the scene of a cowardly murder. On Saturday morning, Henry Quarles, a negro barber, threw his wife, Rosa, to the floor and while he deld her down fired two shots into her head, kilnrrg her instantly. They had been on bad terms for some months and on Tuesday night he drove her away from home. She returned on Saturday morning when he accused her of having stolen 525 of his money, she denied it, and after some words he killed her. She is said to have been a .faithful and correct woman. After the murder he escaped, but was caught by the officers about midnight on Saturday, in the woods a few miles from Houston. He says he was cra zy when he did the shooting and is now "mightly sorry." Boston Post "At Cedar Rapids, Iowa, strangers are ar rested for flirting with the girls. Probably the men of the town realize that they stand no show against outside competition." The movements of Stanley, the African explorer, seem to be shrouded in mystery. He arrived at Zanzibar in his little vessel, the Albion, on the 1SU1 of March. The secret of the object of his new African expe ditioiThad been well kept up to the time of the departure-ofthe last mail, but it was generally supposed that his destination was the Congo.