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-,-yl ,3 . "i?J -. v 1& ,!ifil' ,,".sv ? Clre" The Weekly Banner. JOHN G. BASKIS, Editor, Publisher and Proprietor. JJrcnbam, Thursday. Dec. 80, 1S97 Bad roads mean dreary isola tion for months- every year. Josiah Quincy, democrat, has been re-elected mayor of Boston, . Massachusetts. A package containing 810,000 ; was stolen from the office cf the , Southern Express Company in Columbia, South Carolina, last -week. The National Board of Trade reluctantly admit -that the silver question will be the main issue in the next presidential cam paign. , The prasident announces that be will make no appointments during the holiday recess, ex cept in case of absolute emer gency. ( - m m Even Speaker Reed readily admits that the pension question is becoming an almost unbeara ble burden to the people of this country. - -q Rural postal delivery is popu lar and is likely to come, but it will depend for its efficiency and extension on better roads than ' now exist in most parts of the country. It is now generally, believed that Dan Stuart will succeed in arranging another slugging match between Jim Corbettand T3ob Fitzsimnions,. to take place some some time next summer. I JTiriQT' TTTT AT SAVERS . Congressmen Sayers is a strong man, but when he entered the race for governor, he ought to have requested his gold standard friends to please keep quiet. They are supporting him almost to a man, and will be the means of his undoing in this race. Bonhani News. The above is a fair sample of the means to be adopted by the opponents of Mr. Sayers to se cure his defeat before the people, but it won't work. Mr. Sayers is a true-blue, free silver demo crat one who has proven his faith by his work and such puny attempts to belittle him in the estimation of the people of Texas, who know him and are acquaint ed with his record as a democrat, will fail of its purpose. Mr. Sayers is in no way responsible for the action of the gold demo crats in favoring his nomination, which seems to be predicated upon the fact that they regard Mr. Sayers not only as a demo crat, but a safe, conscientious, economical statesman, in whose hands the affairs of State would be conducted in strict accordance with law, right and justice. Come, brother Evans, be fair; discuss Mr,. Sayers' public record as a democrat; holdhim respon sible for any short comings, but do not charge him with things over which he has no control. Again, gold democrats, have no GHEISTJIAS EIGHTS. $ THE PUGILISTIC SPIRIT CROPS OUT EXTENSIVELY DURING THE FESTIVAL. Jailor J. M. Ward ;Loses Some Blood in an Encounter with F. M. Harrison. The glad tidings of great joy, "On earth peace, good will to men," was therule in Brenham on Christmas- day. But there were several exceptions. Christ mas eggnog usually promotes friendships and good fellowship, but there were several instances in evidence Saturday where the. opposite occurred. And some who imbibed too freely of the cup of good cheer poured "the sweet milk of concord into hell" at the same ratio that they poured down their Christmas in toxicants. There will be consid.- erable azur.e about the optics of a number of young men about town as a result of their Christ mas jamboree and the courts will have to take a few chips in the game before all the contests are settled. The most serious encounter of the day took place on EastSandy street in front of Korff & Clem mon's market, when "at about 9:30p'clock Jailor J. M. "Ward was knocked down and consider ably bruised about the bead and face by F. M. Harrison who used te2&asm&SSttS333 - tfZwiuinn w ni:iiiHn.rrt!,'!i'-,'i'!-i 'uv i' il : I - - I V A - . i." "K .- m f .t,et3blc?fc;nriaticr,r;:A5-Hits " " -. S Gi'?AT!JFC 7 m c? r a :?v i , ; - -- j ' j j -. .S3- -fir . LITTLE BANNERS. jitr,'7T " an ordinary walking cane as a voice in making nominations in weapon 'of offense Texas; and should they decide to support the nominees we see The fleet little vessel, "Silver Heels;", seized at 'Wilmington, North Carolina, charged with fillibustering, has. been released -Ifor want of sufficent evidence to convict her oh the charge. IiENNA "WlNSLOW, si. City, who sued the a.Ai , of Kansas Knights of the Maccabees- for dislocating one of hisndneys while initiating 'Mm four-years ago,' has been awarded, 810,000 by a jury in the1 circuit court. . ', ? C - ; The Commercial-Tribune, of h Cincinnati, a leading republican & organ of the State of Ohio, is h vigorously opposing the re-elec-f tiqn of Banna', to the United I States senate, and feels confident of securing his defeat. ' . o , Gov. Atkinson, of Georgia, ,will visit the Republic of Mexico some time in January, 1898, for an outing, and while there will investigate' the resources of the country and post himself con- ', cerning silver as medium." a circulating The city election held at Meridean, Connecticut, on De cember 21st, resulted in a com plete democratic victory, Amos Ives, the democratic nominee for mayor, defeating his republican opponent, Arthur S. Lane, by about 350 majority. The Temple Tribune announces its intention 'of supporting Hon. Jos. D. Sayers for governor. In this the Tribune editor's head is decidedly level. Sayers is not only a straight democrat, but one ' of the leading financiers of the i"() present congress. He would ? make a safe and economical governor. v" " r Succass depends on manage ment in any .kind of business. . Ho business will manage itself. - The farmer who pays little atten- .''"tion to his flock should only ex pect little or no returns. Busi ness attention given to a flock -of properly housed hens would be a great revelation to many farmers. I a Farmers near cities and towns . can secure regular customers for fresh eggs, to bo delivered once or twice a isreek. An ambitious farmer could soon aaa many other orons from the farm that his customers would be glad to purchase. Selling . farm pro ducts direct to consumers pays, as it saves the middlemen's com- lission, and sales are cash down. no valid reason for filing an ob jectionj as all parties are unani mous in desiring the success of their nominees. The insurgents claim to have won another signal victory, over the Spanish forces in Cuba on the Canto river, in which a lieu tenant colonel, two captains, an assistant surgeon, a standard bearer and two hundred soldiers were instantly killed, and a simi lar numberwounded. Pando has reported to General Blanco that 100,000 men are needed to break the backbone of the insurgent uprising in the east and that it is no longer practicable to continue the campaign to relieve Bayanlo. This city General- Garcia expects to capture early in January, be ing now able to- detach troops from his command to- send to Roloff'said. The Georgetown Sun says "The Texas Supreme Court in the caste of Eustis et al vs. City of Henrietta, decided in December, holds that tne sale or lor taxes is void if the tax collector sells for an amount greater than the law authorizes him to charge, and that the owner cannot be requir ed to pay taxes as a condition s precedent to making the defense If the collector mistakes and mis- states.the costs, the sale is void. Thus is another prop knocked from under tax titles. There are too many chances for making mistakes for one to take the chances of acquiring such a title. The following amusing anec dote is told on a young clerk: A , well known young lady stepped 'into the store to pur chase some lace, and, on inquir ing the price, was told by the admiring clerk that it was sold for a kiss a yard. " Very well," replied the pretty, blushing pur chaser; "please cut me off three yards, and I shall send my grandmother around tomorrow to pay for it." She got the lace. Exchange. There is no medicine in the world equal to Chamberlain's Cough Beiu edy for the euro of throat und luug diseases. Thin ia a fact that has ueen proven in numoeriesa cases Hero is a sample of thousands of letters received: "I have tried Chamberlain' Cough ltomedy while sufioring from a ' severe throat trouble, and found immediate and effective reliof. I can unheaitttt ii'Lfly recommend it.'". TSdcer "W. VFhitteuiojc. Editor Grand Uivers (E.y.) Herald. .For kbIo at K. E. Lubn'fl drujr utore. i ' rinmnlnirifc was madfi in nonntv court against Harrison for an'ag- gravated assault and he was placed under S100 bond. The casus belli in this in stance was not attributable to an over-indulgence in Christmas spirits. It runs back several months to the fall term of district court and involves some revolt ing 'records not necessary to again elaborate. It is sufficient to say that on the strength of an affidavit made by Jailor "Ward Harrison was placed under bond of S500 to await the action of the grand jury for an alleged serious, and heinous offense against a female inmate in the crazy ward of the jail. After an investiga tion the grand jury declined, io return an indictment, thereby completely vindicating Mr. Harrison. This was the cause of the1 fight on Christmas day. Italy and France have both sent warships to China. ProTiclesDiesiiors.CiSecTfui r.ossar.dRc3t".CORi3lnsrcii Cprini.forphiiic isc-r Mineral. XiGr 2TASCOT3C. UiA lZ5 1LJ' r JtWuZft Stus Jtrpemzrzt - WP A PPFv? yy-ii.j. Ail il .iis.' Wora3:ayJ5!33s.FrtTjrishrj!iagB V&- U n&foh '&' w .' f. ji nTfmw.wTawfwuliii'.iel,HaA :". -..--- , .- W - ' i& it jni? r-T" LiZx-fr-,-uKZii,: -:xi-r.v yot2I L ExiCT coprcr "Ar?z. 'njx&nti3 r--t",.i. i -- ri Ktc Kni&fis liXt.tl7 riir. ?' K3 la "jrit aj rto5" an 'V:!! trrr-jr 'tnrj ys- ." J3- U:a Hat yea t-t C-A-S-I-0-S4-i. - Each British soldier co3ts bis country S320 every year. y Rub soft grease over tar'anrll then wash in warm soda water, A girl's argument reminds you1 of the way she get3 off the street car. It is not intellectual battles- that keep fond lovers up until after-midnight.- The wolves of Russia devour annually 180,000 head of cattle 560,000 sheep and 100,000 hogs- Wherever you find a true Chris tian spirit, you will find it trying; to do the work of Christ. - ,, How to be happy though mar--' ried: Always keep a dozen men's, collar buttons on hand for einer-. gencie's. ',, - The German' war office has de termined to furnish artificial teeth gratis to such soldiers. aW may need them. ,. ' . . , ,ijj.ircc iff V a P?iggas?3Byv The prospect for the passage of a general bankrupt law at the present session of congress is considered reasonably good. v There are many women now engaged in studying foreign languages who would profit by a closer acquaintance with English grammar. Late advices from Havana state thatCongosto has concocted a deep and damnable scheme to assassinate Gen. Gomez, com mander-in-chief of the insurgent army. Gen. Nunez, of the' insurgent army, claims that Ruiz was prop erly executed as a spy in accord ance with the military usages of civilized warfare. If a man loses on a horse race he says it's "bad luck," if he wins he says it's sound judg ment. The same line of reason ing applies with equal force to all other avocations. 7fc m CU n a B9 a (3 cna iren ' arw nrw4B t . : ; :" '" uaBa ... .-. . imia a.j.a Bj - kb&b nasa ua sa ubh aacis stssv tzsiQa cssai It is Very Gratifying to Us. To know that our patrons so unanimously agree that our stock of Fall Merchandise is by far the most desirable - over shown here. Buying your goods from-ns' will insure your money's worth in every instance. . ' . We Allow no Shoddy Goods. . " " III ftii AUTUMN DRESS FJBBICS the products of the best weavers are Bhown in a profusion never before attempted by us;.! 5 In Gapes and Jackets. ,. ; ' ; . We have made great effort to place , before" yon- the -.choicest s and most correct garments from the fashion counters. ' . In Clothing. V ' '' , ' Our depaitment is in keeping with jotfcen'lines and offers. , Uems that must and will interest you.'.' Cold weather will be "hero shortly, and why not prepare now ? - ' '- h Brenhasi, Texas. -ALEX SIMON. B3 A a . 5 cszb v JOSEPH TRISTKAM, gfeDru m$p gs, Medicines TOILET ARTICLES, ETC-: -DEA1XE IN- SOUTH SIDE PUBLIC SQUAKI BEENaUI, TBXAS" A full suprlv of oil the popular Patent Medicines. Toilet Articles and Fine, Perfumeries in endless variety. Physicians Prescriptions carefully and accurately compounded at all hours, day or night." HEBER STONE, President, H. K. ADAM WANGEMANN, Vice President HARRISON, Cashier. The money question was' dis cussed by the Bankers Confer ence it Atlanta recently. After resolutions were adoptedMrT J- S. Carr, a millionaire banker !bF North Carolina, was invited Jo- , address the body; Mrw-43arr'" proved'fb be a Kve wire... H&-, camesout "bald-headed and. bare;footed?' for free silver. "!' am a. free'pilver democrat," Ha f declareck-"When I get amo"hgf. bankers fconfess that I am lone-- i; some, but I have plenty of .cornet' pany when I am with ihe rest'of V the people. I am for state tfarikS all right and do not care if they do not circulate outside the state of their issue. "We want money that we can keep ' at home. The trouble with the good money that circulates everywhere is that ifc circulates away from us. The gold "standard may be all right; for the people up north where? they have plenty of money, bufc"; . we want something else. I got" . my ideas of political economy: and finance by hard knocks. -X , tell you that the alarm has been ' " sounded in the watch tower ofV ' s . the public and the people are deir h -7 manding that something be done.y.. : " We had better be doing it, .too., JL am for the dollar of our daddies. state bank3 and frea silver,"" 9 i ST- First National Bank. Oaoital and Surplus S180.000. JOS. TRISTBAM, T. A. LOW, HEBER STONE, Accounts of Farmers, Merchants solicited HEMRV HODDE, F. W. WOOD, ED. AMSLEB. A. WANGE1TANN, MRS. A. M GIDDINGB H. K. HARRISON- &nd I business men generally respectful!? The Christmas.turkey and the Christmas,stocking are both out of season. Gen. Pando has finally ar rived at the conclusion that the insurgents in Cuba will have to be conquered by force, as they have refused to accept the au tonomy tendered them by Spain. m m . .. Dr. Zertucha, the betrayer of the late Antonio Maceo, has been annointed mayor of Beiucal, a small town in Havana province, Cuba, as a small testimony cf Spain's appreciation, of his treachery. It has developed that tho Ala bama law does not prohibit po lygamy, and the same is true of most of the other states. No married man can marry again, but a man can marry several ,wives simultaneously. 7w&ism fW ' Buy a SUPERIOR Goo2x. Stovo. JTONK BEXXEB. ', y,! ' ''i 1 inn I T'1 Sure to please jcu. All kinds of Cooking Utensils in Iron, Tin and enamled ware at the LOWEST PKICES. If you need bolts or screw's of any kind, or size we've got e'm . DOKT F.-lltOET WE SELL AM. COLOI5S OV PAINTS. M. A. HJSA.LT, 1IKEXHAM, TEXAS. The Chestnut NationaLBaplc of" Philadelphia has closed itsdqpfs' with outstanding liabilities amounting to better than S3,0GO, 000. Too mucb JIcKinleyrsin-gle-gold-standard and prosperity seems to be the cause' of . th& bursting of National banks in this country. V '- - fc tl t I II I L t.THE farmer who sticks to his hard-time habit of doing, his work thoroughly will prosper:' another.year. The low 'price, of? cotton should not be permittedVtoi act as an incentive to return to-' the old "scratching" methods?" that eventually produce . only." weeds, mortgages and populists.-.- , 9 .; ;. In discussing the prevalence of crime in tnat city or late tn& "Waco Telephone states that the? admission of a person to bail, ac cused of, murder, is one of the powers of the courts, in the- ex ercise of which there is a griev qus complaint, the .'claim being made that the practice has devel oped indifference to the enormity of murder, which is in a very large measure responsible for the prevalence and increase of j crime. a !-" nnnwT- yum BKC-H L 2 t'8 IA U I knv. -s w H a ft1 sjv J 32 YEAR . ;: 10 PAGES w 3 l ; mv iiMJji S2.00 PER 60 COLUMNS DniVfDD MUM ANNUM. The same, amount of 1 and ability necessary to hold a considerable of bring 'in far more finand turns iP almost any lee business or profession i difficult, however, to rea until the office seeker pletelyinto politics, and is fit for a little else. many a chronic office sej wishes he had never ctl to become a candidate time lust as sincerely drunkard regrets his first lirayson uollege brought suit against Ike Daa a saloon keeper -of Sherman! having sold liquor to minors, who were students college. 2 : 4 , "v uC.