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BRENHAM WEEKLY BANNER. - T , is w VOLUME XXVI. BRENHAM, TEXAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3d, 1894. wt NCT 52 E -I. - , fi 9 i - LP. SHIS, tal Estate Aen Brenham3 Texas. Office over Hcber Stone's Bank: .?'-.:. ':' 9000 acres on G. C. & S. F. R. R. in Cole man and Runnels coun ties, all under fence 350 in cultivation, balance in pasture, good water. Price $4 per acre, easy terms. 8000 acres two miles from Ballinger, all up--der fence, $6 per acre. 640 acres in Run nels county $3 per acre 640 acres in Run nels county $6 per acre. 640 acres 7 miles south of Ballinger, j?3 per acre. 320 acres 5 miles west of Ballinger, $2.50 per acre. 1,280 acres 12 miles northeast of Ballinger, 3 per acre. 80 sections in Run nels, Concho, Coleman and Coryell counties; will sell in lots to suit. 64,000 acres in the counties of Schleicher and Sutton counties, $1.25 per acre. FANCIES. Fair, blight thoughts and fancies (Widen Haunt the window where my soul Sits alone, in prison holden. Yet def j-ins mr control. 1 can hear their tones of sweetness, And sometimes I catch a word. Bat the song in its completeness Kever mortal car has heard. Through the sash, with glow and glimmer. Faces peep, as fair as day: But I only see the shimmer. As the whito wings lift awy. Once I thought to cage and bind them With the fetters of a rhyme; But,alast I cannot find them I shall neTer make them minel -Ninette M. Lowater in Arkansaw Traveler. Libraries for Farming Communities. I do not know who secured the law to establish township libraries in In diana, but may every blessing rest on him, for ho did a wonderful work, and the man or committee who selectedilie bocks had a genius for the task which rose to an inspiration. How rjaany rainy days, how many lops winter evenings, how many noon hours did 1 spend in poring over the Abbott his tories, the narratives of travel, and those books in wL.jh scientific princi ples were popularly explained! The recollections of the vast benefit and pleasure I derived from that little library a mere handful of books to which I trudged a lonj. -stance through rain and snow to get an occasional cov eted volume, leaves the firm conviction in my mind that the benevolence and wisdom of man cannot devise a more beneficent instrumentality than some general scheme whereby instructive and entertaining books may be made readi ly accessible to the youth of the rural portions of our country. John W. Bookwalter in Forum. One Merchant's Hold Stroke. This story is told of one of the lead ing dry goods men of New York: He was carrying a heavy stock of fine mil linery goods when the round topped derby hat for women became suddenly fashionable. The market was Hooded with them, and they were regarded as the only thing to be worn on the head. This merchant foresaw a great loss on bis stock of millinery, and decided to prevent it He first bought up all the derby hats he could and then adver :ised them extensively, offering them for sale at ridiculously low prices. The result was that the derby fell into disfavor among fashionable women at once, and he saved his market tor his more expensive goods. It is by strokes such as this and the careful watching of the market and feeling of the popular poise that fortunes are made by the few extremely successful merchants. Brooklyn Life. z O 11 Vy p o o & 8-1 M fn 9 o E- feQ e- o PS 02 pq, pi 1 E m & i-3 H W X Q o ffi b 0 STATE NEWS. Settlers are pouringjinto Minard county. A new bank is to be started at Weatherford. There is not a prisoner in the Panola county jail. . Deer hams are selling at Vernon at 25 cents apiece. The next State Saengerfesfc will meet in Dallas next May. Representative Jno. T. Curry, of Canton, is for Chilton first, Cul berson second. The mill and pin of R. S. Wil lis, at Crockett, was destroyed by hre Monday night. The saloon of Geo. M. Curtis, at Rockwall, was burglarized Mon day night of over 8400. -4 a. section nana whose name was .. . , , .- unknown was killed by a freight train near Caldwell Sunday. Sunday night H. T. McCaller's stock of merchandise was burned. Loss 4000. A small house near by was also burned. A man named McFarland was found dead near Quannah Monday by a party of antelope hunters, shot through the left breast. At Cooper one day recently Kirk Jackson was knocked in the head with a billiard cue by a bar tender named Armstrong. An epidemic of mimngitis or spotted fever is raging at Duffau, three cases of which have resulted fatally within the last few days. A colored man was fatally burned at Duffau, Erath county, Monday He fell in the fire during a fit and was dead when found. The store of J. H. Phillips at St. Jo, was burglarized Monday night and about S90 worth of jewel ry and other goods were taken. At Sherman Frost Hutchcraft, convicted of an assault to murder Marshal Blaine was recently granted a now trial and has been released on bond. "Work has begun on the Colum bia tap road to improve it. The track is said to be the worst piece of road in the world. This line con nects with the Brazos branch to Velasco. The general merchandise store of Howell & Howell, located at Ohisholm, eight miles north west of Terrell, burned Sunday night to gether with the entire stock of: goods. The postoffice was also con sumed with its contents. They had a 36 hours rain at Bartlett winding up with a storm Sunday night which blew down a photograph gallery and upset the Democrat office. All the type was pied and the issue of the paper will be delayed for several days. Saturday about 1 o'clock, at Fort "Worth, while some negro children were playing with fireworks on Xorth First street, the clothing of one of them, a three year old child, caught fire and the child was literally roast ed alive. It is said that the grown negroes run from the child instead of rendering assistance. A negro porter at D. C. Munster's saloon finallv went to the child and smoth ered the flames, and was considera bly scorched. The child died in two hours after the accident About six days since an obstruc tion was discovered on the Cotton Belt track in Richland bottom, bv the section gang while returning from work, about 6:30 p. m. and re moved just before the east-bound passenger train came along. Offr cers were put to work on the case. and Sunday Bob Story was arrested near Furdom on a warrant charging mm witn complicity m an attempt to wreck a passenger train, and he was brought in Sunday night and lailed. Story made a full confession, impli cating three others. He gives no reason for attempting such a diabol ical deed, but it is supposed to haie been for the purpose of robbery. There was rather a romantic marriage about three miles from Alto on the 27th inst. Miss Onio Todd, a lady of fifteen, was married to one George Cruisner, age seventeen years. When the ceremony was per formed there was three young men from the neighborhood present, each armed with the legal papers and anx ious to become the husband of the fair one. A fifth suiter, Earnest Williams of Jewett, Tox., failed to appear until after Miss ,Onio was Mrs. Cruisner. He came, however, and remained until yesterday, when ho returned to his home at Jewett, and Mrs. Cruisner deserted hor hus- bend of ten days and left on the north-bound train. The three more unfortunate suiters also left with them, presumably for the same des tination. The commissioners at Beaumont on the 17th awarded the contract for the new courthouse to J. M. Brown for $3S,S00 to be built of St. Louis pressed brick, trimmed with Indiana limestone. The contracfc'.for' supplying the penitentiary at Huntsville with beef for the ensuing year has been let to J. W. Williams at 53.22 per hundred pounds. Ribbon cane has proved to be very prolific on the irrigable farms near Batesville and there is talk of erecting a molasses mill there. Ranchmen in all rjortions of Southwest Texas reoort the entire section infected by wolves, cayotes and other depredating fauna. The four Garza prisoners cap tured on the Mexican side the other day were summarily shot upon their arrival at New Laredo. The Dallas fair association, it is said, is unable to pay its indebted ness, and if It fails to settle up, it may not be repeated. The grippe at Bryan has made its appearance in its worst form, a prominent attorney there having his mind affected by it. At Flatonia Saturday night John Bacca wns Rrint. and Wiled bv Antone Bohnslav, who was arrested at once. Mrs. -Stonta, a lady of Waco, en route from the Citv of Mexico. was discovered at Laredo to be in sane. A report from Temple last Sat urday night says three negro men were killed and one woman wounded. Tank Kee's gift of his library, consisting of 3S,000 volumes to the State of Texas, was no meagre gift. Jas. Foster, claiming to hail from Houston was arrested at Bryan Sunday charged with burglary. Nelson the inmate of the poor house at Belton whose throat was cu last week, died Saturday night. The survey of the Trinity, Cam eron & Western railroad was made through Hearne last week. The gin of Clay Bros, burned recently at Rogers, Bell county, in volving the loss of 825,000. H. Phillmore was knocked down and robbed on the streets of Houston Saturday night. Mr. Geo. Brown, of Matagorda, has shipped one carload of syrup to Houston up to date. - Over 100,000 pounds of pecans have been shipped from Fredericks burg this season. The steel rails for the Velasco and Houston railroad have arrived at Velasco. The Ft. Worth packing com pany has increased its capital stock to sioo,ooo. The Dallas electric light com pany has increased its capital stock to 8400,000. Tho Texas State Grange has re sources of about $10,000 above its liabilities. Gause has shipped to date 11-17 bales of cotton and 515 tons of cot ton feed. Work on the new 84,000 brick express office at Palestine is pro gressing. The Texas & Pacific railroad company will erect a repair shop in El Paso. A small sack of sand containing quicksilver is being exhibited at Burnett. The Gonzales gin and oil com pany has been chartered. Capital 850,000. One of the school buildings at Flatonia was burned Saturday night. One day last week a large im migrant train passed through Flato nia. Hale county is receiving a large number of emigrants from Arkan sas. Clay county took first premium on fat cattle at St. Louis, Dec. 11. Crockett is to have a S1200 school bouse and a national bank. Hunters return daily to Whar ton, laden with ducks and geese. The four-year-old son of Bob Barrett, while playing in the office of his grand father, Dr. Barrett, at Gainesville Monday, swallowed 18 arsenic pills and died in a few min utes afterward in great agony. Fire in the compress Monday evening at Temple destroyed forty bales of cotton and damaged a great many more. The weighing sheds and a part of the platform was burned. IiOCK SALT. Just received, one car lond. F. Kkestzlin. Highest of all in Leavening Power. 1. x a?iJ ABSOLUTELY PORE His Predicament. Lady (to deaf butcher) Well, Air. Smallbones, how do you find yourself today? Smallbones Well, I'm pretty well used up, mum. Every rib's gone, they've almost torn me to pieces for my shoul ders, and I never had such a run on my legs. London Tit-Bits. An English writer asserts that no mat ter what species of oysters are placed in the English beds, where the natives are in excess, they very soon, "by inter breeding, become of a uniform character, the descendants being all practically native oysters." BablUlns Bells. An extraordinary feature in the career of beds is their undergoing the process of baptism before being used. This cere mony is performed by the Bonian Cath olics at the present day, who say that the bells thus receive power to act as preservatives against thunder and light ning and storms. An humbler rite is observed in the Protestant church, and the celebrations which take place are more of a jovial than a religious charac ter. Exchange. In the towns and cities of Chili all the shopping of any consequence is done in the evening. In Santiago the stores are open till midnight, and during the hot afternoon, when everybody takes 3 siesta, they are locked up. Petroleum superseded vegetable oils for lighting purposes in India, and is be ing gradually driven out itself by ths electric light, owing to th9 peculiar fit ness of the latter for use in hot climates. To temper earthenware which is to be used for baking, put the dishes in cold water over the fire and bring them gradually to the boiling point. When the water boils ariiiiJ them remove them from the fire and let them re main in the water till it becomes cold. In North Carolina garnet crystals ara sometimes come across, which, though not fine enough for gems, weigh as much as twenty poinds each and may be cut into dishes or :ups measuring from three to six inches across. Tons of them are crushed to mae "emery" and ths sand paper calVf' ' rarnet papa- " A bloody tragedy was enacted at Detroit, Red River county, Satur day afternoon. Jim Garner, a young man of that place, and Geo. Blackburn, a farmer who lived on Blossom Prairie, between whom had blood existed, met, and got to drink ing. Thev finally went into a back room and enjoyed in a game of po ker. They were there some time, when a dispute arose. Blackburn slashed at Garner with his knife, cutting through his overcoat, dress- coat and the skin, barely drawing blood. Garner seized a hatchet and drove the poll into Blackburn's head, crushing it in a fearful man ner. Blackburn lived only a few hours. Garner got his horse and rode away. In an interview with Hon. Shel by W. Strange, representative from Bell, Milam and Robertson counties says he is for Mills first, last and all the time, unless his constituency in struct him otherwise, which he does not think will be the case. He has the first man to meet yet in Bell county who is opposed to Mills, and from what he has heard from Milam and Robertson counties there will be no opposition to Mills. He is in full accord with Mills on all the is sues of the democratic party, and thinks that his long and faithful services entitle him to a seat in the United States senate. 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