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- The Weekly Banner.
J. G. KANKIN. Proprietor. Thursday, July 30, 1891. The negroes of Ohio are asking t,a MVKinl elites some pertinent questions, which for want of satis factory answers may cause some 01 them to go .over to the Campbell .side ot me ngnt. Ttr a skulkin? sneakinir coward, nrlio writes an anonymous letter to otrlnriv. Tf ft man is afraid to sign lnolofforsvmimavbe sure of two things. There is some fool threat that he would be ashamed to ac knowledge in ik and that he is de void of the grit to back it up. Mbs. Maybbick, the alleged hus band poisoner, recently sued the in enmnpn cnmnanv in whose office her husband had insured his life for 10,000, but the Terdict went against her. The opinion has been given that this decision will be re versed and it will devolve upon the insurance company to prove mat she poisoned her husoana. The conflict between the strikin miners of east Tennessee and the State militia is watched with inter est bv government troops. The State militia are being massed at JKnoxville preparatory to going to the coal creek mines for the pur pose of protecting the convicts. A resolution was unanimously passed Jby the miners to appoint a commie tee to arbitrate the present difficul ties. A KoniETv with headauarters at "Washington composed exclusively of veterans or the war is to do iormea with a view to reform existing abuses in the pension laws. Allen jL'ooto, special Agent oi me census bureau, is the originator, and he says that two-thirds of the pensions should be stricken from the rolls, which would reduce the annual ap propriation by 540,000,000 to S50, 000,000. Sam Small says the Alliance is a "horse galloping through the bourn with great energy." In Texas it seems to be a bucking broncho and the efforts of some of the politicians to ride it and at the same time lead a democratic horse at the end of a lariet, with him trying to go quietly along the old road, places them in a difficult position and threatens them with getting dumped over the fence into a republican held. ' hi TChe Geological report of Prof. T. B. Combstock on the mineral re sources of Central Texas, which the Austin Evening News says will form a part of State Geologist Dumbles report says: "To sum it all up, and basing conclusions on our pres ent knowledge of Llano,' the indi cations for gold or silver in paying quantities are not good. This does not preclude the possibility of fu ture discoveries. One thing is cer tain, and admitted by Comstock himself, that there are prominent traces of gold as well as silver in Iilano. Recent events in Eussia and the continuance of the policy of expell ing large numbers of poor Jews from the empire have caused renewed in terest and activity on thesubject of a scheme'of colonization of Jews in Palestine, and a series of meetings have been held during the week mj 4all the large cities throughout ling land by branches of the society for the promotion of this object. It is proposed to raise a permanent fund with the intention of lending a helping hand to those who are ready to co-operate with the committee by settling in Palestine. The Bexar County Farmer's alli ance on Tuesday last adopted a ser ious of resolutions strongly condem ing the Ft. "Worth sub-treasury con vention and indorseing the sub treasury plan and alien land law; one of the resolutions is as follows: "That the subtreasury and alien land law demands having been selected by our enemies as worthy of especial attack, we therefore give them our endorsement and invite any and all opponents to discuss these measures with the speakers of the Farmers' alliance, and we mo3t particularly invite the senators and members of congress." It is generally understood says a "Washington special, that the iiine new judges of the circuit court of appeals to be appointed by the pre sident, will be taken altogether from the bench. That i to say, it is President Harrison's intention to promote judges now in service rather than to select outsiders. This belief is founded on truntwoithy informa tion, as is also the further report that the president will appoint Re publicans exclusively to these posi tions. The chances aie that Texas will be honored in the naming of one of the judges, and that thelucky man will bo Daud E Bryant, new judge of the Eastern district of that state. He is known to stand very high at "Washington, and his appointment would be in line with the policy of promotion that the administration Mas decided to follow. EBITORIAL NOTES. Pej ixgtoh's Air ship company has collapsed. The crops of Texas were never more promising. The whole Southern portion of China is in turmoil. Loan Salisbury is said to be in fa vor of woman suffrage. Justice Melville W. Fuller, of Chicago, is spoken of for President. The Alliance is said to be growing very tiresome to the Republicans in Kansas. Des Moixes, Iowa is said to be the largest city in the woild without open saloons. Cubbexct is being shipped to the West from "Washington to move the crop of this year. Camp Stanley is said to be re markable for the neat manner in which it was kept. The cost of indulging an unworthy passion is well illustrated in the Parnell-O'Shea case. The coal miners at Huntington and other points in the Indian terri tory are on a strike. The National convention of the National Farmers' Alliance will be held at Indianapolis. The Wall street Stock Exchange is said to be duller than it has been at any time for years. The triennial assembly of the gen eral council of Royal Arch Masons are in session in Minneapolis. The San Marcos Chautauqua has closed S1,T00 that was raised at its conclusion to erect more buildings. Mbs. Olabdy spoke at Rockwell Tuesday, announcing as her text "Free trade and more greenbacks." Between ten and fifteen thousand people attended the anniversary celebration at Leonard on the 22nd. A poiXTEB for those visiting Aus tin on Sunday. If you don't want to be too dry join the Pickwick club. Pabis is to have another daily pa per, which is to be published by a stock company with a capital of S10.000. Thus far an aggregate of $2,665, 000 has been appropriated by twentynine states for representation at the World's Fair. Alliance meetings are being held all over the State and with great unamimity they are endorsing the sub-treasury scheme. Ex-Tbeasubeb Pope of Tennessee, who defaulted in March 1890, for the sum of S70,000, has been arrested in the City of Mexico. m With the proposed constitutional amendment to the school law the public schools can then be run eight months in the year. One per cent of the permanent school fund will prevent the school tax from being raised. Vote for the constitutional amendment. The prospect for low prices for cotton counteracts the exuberance of good spirits with the farmers at having raised a'good crop. It is said that the whisky man of Kentucky are troubled with a sur plus. That's where they differ with the present administration. A bevolt has occurred in Buenos- Ayers, and several men were killed m the outbreak before it was sup pressed and the leaders arrested. The man arrested as "W. H. Pope, defaulting treasurer of Tennessee, proved to be Governor Carlos R. Ortiza, a member of congress from Sonora. The Tennessee coal miners have the sympathy oHhe people in their ngut against convict iabor, and the Tennessee papers are speaking out in no uncertain terms about it. The unveilinc of the statute to Gen. Stonewall Jackson, at Lexing ton. Va.. took place bn Julv 21. which was the 30th anniversary of the hrst battle of Manassas, where Gen. Jackson, then Colonel commanding a Yirerinia bricade. won his first laurels in the Confederate army, and received the soubriauet "Stonewall. A KEXTUccr erirl has won a nrizn for an esseay on the kind of a man to marry and this is her description of him: "If I wished to marrv which of course I do not I would desire a man too noble to commit a mean act. but cenerous enough in forgive one. A man as gentle as a woman, as maniy as a man; one who does not tilk scandal nor tell dis agreeable truths. A man whose name I would be proud to bear; to whom I could carry my doubts and perplexitios, and with whom I would nna sympamy ana oy. The San Antonio Daily Times has joined the innumerable caravan of journalistic angels. But the ghost of its dead self has appealed slight ly emaciated, with the "ban Antonio Daily'- dropped, and calls itself simply "The Times." It has also left off dispatches and other costly robes, and walks forth from tho tomb of its deceased predecessor clad in a "knock-around home gos sip'' costume, which makes it an in- terehug little matron, who says she owes allegiance to no masters save Democratic principles. STATE NEWS. Bryan has-elected a permanent Board of Trade. A new lodge of K. of P. has been organized in Houston. New buildings are springing into existence in different parts of the city. A Denver syndicate has pur chased the hotel Bovles at Houston for S150,QOO. Young Tom Burt of Temple was drowned while bathing in the Leon river recently. The first test of the electric lights at Del Rio was made Wednes day and proved satisfactory. Nora "Webster, of San Angelo suicided Tuesday night, shooting her brains out with a revolver. Dr. Mitchell, once a prominent Boston minister, but late of Fort Worth has again been adjudged in sane. " A Davidson, arrested at Galves ton and carried to Fort "Worth for embezzlement was held in the sum S500. The corn crop of Hall county is reported to be fine, and the rains last week put the ground in good condition. Frost is to have a big barbecue on the 29th. Hon. J. T. Jester and Attorney E. J. L. "Wyrick will ad dress the people. The Belknaps have presented a numerously signed petition to divis ion headquarters to be assigned to the Third regiment. Del Rio has quarantined against the Mexican side of town, thertf. ing about 20 cases of smallpox among the Mexicans. Mr. Otto Petzell, of Corpus Christ! is the owner of a vicious dog that has severely bitten three of chil dren during the past few days. The walls of the new court house at Cameron are rapidly going up, and the water tables are being cut and will be put in place this week. From 5,000 to 7,000 is the crowd of "horny handed" and their families that are estimated to be at tending the Alliance campmeeting at McKinney. After a time sheep may be useful only for mutton. "Wool, the chem ists say, can be made more cheaply from wood fibre than it can be grown on sheep. A too much married woman was arrested and taken to Paris re cently. She was a Mrs. Walter, but after a six years separation had mar ried Dan Landers. ' Mr. Rodney Crave, oneTof-'the old Texas veterans was drowned while fording the Bosque river near Valley Mills recently but his body was not recovered until Tuesday. John Stevens, for some un known cause, struck Robert Gibson on the head near Bonham recently, from the effects of which he died. They were 11 and 16 years of age. Durham, the man who recently drowned himself in Arkansas, it has just boen learn by a photograph of the deceased was the Durham wanted for killing a man near Terrell eight years ago. -Wilbarger county was organized October 10, 1881, with 200 people. It now has 7000. This season at Vernon, the county seat, 1400 plows, 574 self-binders and 54 threshing machines were sold to farmers. Wm. Brown, of Chicago, went to sleep under a coal car at Dallas one night recently, and a switch en gine run over him, breaking his arm and leg and inflicting injuries from the effects of which he can not re cover. There is a probability that the city council of San Antonio will be adjudged in contempt of the supreme court refusing to seat Hoefling, who after a contest decided by the su preme court, was declared elected Alderman. The killing of Ned Nobles, colored, at Gonzales by David and Walter Dubose a few days ago threatens to bring on more trouble yet, notwithstanding that on the preleminary trial it was shown to be a clear case of self defense. The negroes threaten to kill them as soon as they are released. A negro entered the home of Mr. Zimmer near Taylor and chlor oformed the whole family and at tempted to outrage Mr. Z's 16-year old daughter. Her father finally awoke and made at the negro with a butcher knife, when he jumped out a window. A posse of 30 well armed citizens followed tho negro whose name was Roberts and cap tured him and was sent to Taylor to keep him from being lynched. The Houston Post correspond ent at Corpus Christi, says he has it on good authority that a laige body of laud on tho coast line, south of Corpus Chiisti, has been acquiied by tho Corpus Christi and Padro Is land Haibor company, which about settles tho location of the great j ueep water emei prise vol uiett has been so ardently pushing for the past several years, and insureu tho commencement of work at as early day. BREVITIES. Fire this year has cost S50.000, 000. Chicago will build a home for working girls. One New York hotel rents for S250,000 a year. Sometimes the lay of the minstrel produces an egg. The prince of Wales carries $800, 000 life insurance. Masculine dwarfs should trayel by the "limited mail." A famine is threatened as a result of the drouth in Russia. The tallest man in Parsons, Kan., is named A. Short Inch. Ex-President Cleveland has a re markable memory for faces. A Georgia woman caught thirty- three rats in a trap one day. Schooners Head is near Bar Har bor, but there's no beer there. The highest altitude ever reached by a balloon was seven miles. A four-winged duck was hatched a short time ago at Bar Harbor, Me. The male of the silkworm moth travels at the rate of 100 miles a day. Bee county ginned its first bale of cotton of the new crop last Satur day. Portions of Cheyenne county, Col., are being desolated by grasshop pers. The grade of the Brooklyn bridge roadway is 3J feet per 100 feet of length. Over 10,000 acres of grain and timber land has been burned near Milton, Cal. A great financier is a thief who succeeds. A thief is a great finan cier who fails. A church with a poor foundation never gains anything by having a very tall steeple. A method of blasting by electricity has been tried in Sweden, with re- Ported good results. The best kind of religion to have is not always the kind they have in the biggest churches. True worth never seeks credit fqkr more than it isthat is left.for imita tors and counterfeiters. Heaven is always close to the penitent sinner, but millions of miles away from the hypocrite. There is nothing for which a man has to pay so dear as he does for the privilege of being stingy. William Waldorf Astor, the head ofi his family, is the greatest real estate owner in the world. The drouth in British India con tinues. The poorer classes are suf fering for food and water. A Shreyeport (La.) beet of the blood-red variety weighs forty-six pounds. It grew on Silver Lake soil. On dark nights a white light can be seen further than any other color on bright nights red takes the first place. Ex-President Cleveland is to be given a dinner at Sandwich on the 25th by the Massachuetts Demo cracy. Two witnesses in a murder at Buffalo Talley, Tenn., mortally wounded each other in the court room. " A Delaware peach grower says it doesn't take a frost to kill the set ting blossoms. A cold wind will do it as effectually. A flowing well from which a strong current of cold air constantly gushes is the latest curiosity near Greenburg, La. A Viennese professor says that the figure of the average human male is much nearer perfection than that of the female. Yellow fever is abating in Vera Cruz. All the cases are now confined to the hospitals, and none is con sidered dangerous. An Atchison woman discovered by accident that peppermint will do to flavor ice cream when there is nothing else in the house. The government has been unable to locate the man who assaulted Detective Freeman, and who is sup posed to be Defaulter Marsh. It is asserted now that G. W. Marsh, the Philadelphia bank wreck er, is on his way tp Brazil, having started for that county May 30. Frank Melbourne, the self-styled Kain iung, succeeded at Canton, O., on Tuesday last in bringing a nice shower of over an hour's duration according to promise. He now pre dicts a good rain for that entiro section on July 11th. BF YOU HAVE mm or piles, RICK HEADACHE. DCJin AGUE. COS TIVE HOU ET.S, SOUP; S.TOMACU and BELCHING tlf your food floes not as similate and you have no appetite, D trill enre theo troubles. Try them; you have nothing to lose, but Hill cut a B Vigorous body. Price, 25c. per t SOLD EVERYWHERE. m n a b ara sa m ill e ir pb lair I ill f .ft rlll I Ilk L 0 3 Slip &-& ft M VJ M V-