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ft it crv! -..i.V.'. ! ,..., .... . 1 "" '" 1 - ami v HMimm ruwutn Aiwelutejy Pure. t JLOCjS.1u1VWS. A Fine girl was born to Mr. and!Mrs. Adolph Jahnke Mon day morning. The few visitors from the country Monday report the roads -well nigh impassible. The Lion Drug Store lost a "plate , glass show window in the firecracker Christmas. melee incident to A breakdown in the engine laid the northbound passenger out several hours at Bellville Sunday-night. v , Joe Meyer, a pauper at the county farm, died Monday from an attack of pneumonia. Franke's hardware stock l been moved from Postoffice tow to the Eischer building: on 5"B" South Ant street. Rev. E. A. Allen of Hemp- ' steady the missionary for .the Lincoln Baptist association of Texas, will preach tonight at the Zion 'Baptist church. The young ladies of the city, at least quite a number of them, contemplate keeping "open ihouse" for the reception of their friends on New Year's day. t Mr. Toit Matchett haspur- chased-alot from Mr. C. "Wie- bcschfon "West Main street and wSsoon begin the erection of residence. 4 The Artillery Company held a large and enthusiastic meeting Tuesday evening. Their new armory is expected to be ready for occupancy by the next meet ing. a Several Brenham ladies were iefling their " troubles to each other recently One of them said the worst ahejiver felt was when they brought her husband Iiome jme partially paralyzed, p.dy said thatwhen they ler nubby homo in a Inight "totally paralyz- idn't feel so very badly, iewas madder'nawet t the inference that got hirn in thsf house held a meeting of the lan executive committee 3tato of Texas. There- joos. -came tryer the faces other ladiesypresent like itrwhich Overspreads the janceiptihe cowboy when earsfesderfoot call for tea 'breakfast. A long and pain fill silence was finally broken by the lady whose lord was only "partially paralyzed." She arose and said that she must go, that she had left the children alone. The Governor has appointed Son. Air Mr Walthall of Pecos City, Reeves'county, judge of the Thirty-fourth judicial district, vice Judge C. M.. Buckler, re signed, and whose resignation takes effect the last day of the present year The newly ap pointed Judge is a brother of United States Senator "Walthall of Mississippi. yy. u. jones, colored, was recently convicted for publishing uueiuuu tJLuujriiu m me uaives ton Times and given 12 months In jail. The case was appealed and the criminal court of appeals affirmed the lower court's judg ment. "W. H. Noble, who was aiso convicted on the same charge and fined S100, was released on a Convict bond and has been Jiired out. At his request no further effort Trill be made to save the life of Eugene Burt, who is sentenced to benanged at Austin on the 21stay of January for the mur-Jder-of his wife and two children. THE RED HEN. Elect Officers and Dispose of an Oyster Supper. Shabona Tribe, No. 20, Im proved Order of Red Men, had on hand two ceremonies of special importance at theirMonday night meeting. The first of these was the semi-annual election of offi cers which resulted in the choice of the following: L. M. Simon, Sachem. "Wm. Morriss, S. S. "W. C. Henderson, J. S. H. Harrison, Prophet. C. H. Carlisle, K. of W. C. H. Carlisle Jr., C. of R. C. H. Eddy, Collector. . C. H. Carlisle, Trustee. Following the election came the other important item which was the disposition of a shoal of oysters in any and every style, first raw, then stewed, then fried, then begin over again, in case your appetite was equal to the repetition, and some were. There were alsp at hand all the neces sary accessories for a square meal. The oyster contest in point of numbers was so close that the awards could not be made. In order to even things up a bit Prophet Harrison offered $25 to any Red Man who should eat five soda crackers in as many minutes without partaking of any kind of liquid. This the Senior Sagamore undertook, and was black in the face but still hal lowing, "Polly wants a cracker," when the reporter left to fill another engagement. Cigar Lights. Sunday electrician C. H. Eddy of the Brenham Compress, Oil and Manufacturing Company re ceived a Christmas present by Express from the "Western Elec trical Supply Company of St, Louis. The package, which ar rived Dy express, resembled a box of cigars in size, and Mr. Eddy felicitated considerably over the goods smokes in store. But when the box was opened in stead of fifty elegant Havanas he expected it contained two incan descent lamps each of which con tained a single cigar securely sealed in the globe. On the out" side of the globe was printed a statement that the lamps would "burn much longer than the cigars." It was alright as an advertisement, but slightly dis appointing as a Christmas pres ent. Monday a box of unequalled long Havana fillers arrived from the same address. Brenham Furniture. Comparatively few Texans know what is made and grown within the borders of our great State, and though there is ample room for development in the line of manufacture, there are many growing industries turning out work equal to any in the United States. The Post has just receiv ed a handsome center table with compliments of the Brenham Manufacturing company. It was manufactured by them from tim ber grown in the Lone Star State, from one of the choice woods which was heretofore supposed to be foreign to our country, Texas mahogany. This company has discovered a variety of this mahogany on a part of their tim ber lands and it is claimed to be superior to the Mexican varieties, both as to strength and color, as the Mexican is very brittle. The work is elegant, artistically orna mented and would do credit to any factory in the country. Houston Post. Proskauer-Iewin Betrothal. The betrothal of Miss Jennie Lewm to Mr. Joseph Proskauer was celebrated Sunday evening by a large gathering of friends at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. R. Gross, Yest Main street. The evening was spent happily with music, conversation and refreshments. The cozy home still wore the garlands ani decorations donned in honor of Christmas, and the smiling and happy faces of the guests were in perfect harmony with the sur roundings. Miss Lowin is a sis ter of Messrs. Julius and Sig- mund Lewin and of Mrs. R. Gross. Mr. Proskauer is from Paris. third annual ball. Under the Auspices of the Athletic Club Honday Evening. The deities Euterpe and Terp sichore into whose kindly care the ancient Greeks, when they manufactured their mythology, confided the gentle arts of music and dancing, found many wor shippers at the headquarters of the Athletic club Monday even ing on the occasion of the or ganization's third annual ball. The annual recurrence of these festal occasions which by custom take place on the Monday fol lowing Christmas are eagerly looked forward to for weeks and even months in advance of their occurrence by the haute volee of the social element. The various committees charged with the successful culmination of the season's chief function put the great trinity of time, tact and talent into their work in prepar ing the details and their labors were crowned with a triumph of art that eclipsed in brilliancy, in elegance and in enjoyment the previous records of the club. A more elaborately brilliant and transcendentally superb affair has never before been presented. The weather was cool and the evening a most delightful one for such pleasure as those who wor ship at the shrine of Terpsichore are wont to revel in. The dancers were happy and gay, and if there was a heavy heart present it was hidden behind a face beaming with joy. Music, always en chanting, thrilling, vivifying, is particularly so in the ball room. There it seems the gods touch every note and strike every chord as it escapes from the in strument with a diviner fire and a more harmonious spirit than it has elsewhere. Maybe it is be cause "eyes look love into eyes that speak again," but music in the ball room is a fountain of eternal youth and of imperish able energy. In gliding grace fully through the whirling waltz, or tripping lightly through in toxicating schottisches and polkas, the dancers during an evening traverse mile after mile of ball room floor without the slightest evidence of fatigue. The decorations which extended over every portion of the ball room and gave the various athletic and gymnastic devices a most pleasing effect were well conceived and beautifully carried out. The club has no colors and the decorators were left free to select blendings of their own choosing without being handi capped by theenvironments of particular designs. The smilax effects, together with a world of carnations, holly and hand made roses made one of the brightest and most inviting pictures im aginable. This feature of the occasion was left in the hands of the decorating committee con sisting of Mrs. L. Z. Harrison, Mis3 Bertha Becker, Miss Hettie Harrison, Miss Hester Abbott and Miss Mabel Harrison with several gentleman helpers. Tne order of dances consisted of twenty numbers, exclusive of the openine erand march and 'Home Sweet Home," with an in termission which was devoted to the disposal of some elegant Champagne punch made from the vintage which has contributed so extensively to Mr. Mumm's fa voritism and fame. The large attendance precludes the possi bility of tabulating them into anything like a correct list. Some idea of the attendance may be gathered from the statement that the hundred programs printed for the occasion were ex hausted. The following committees con tributed' tcf the success of the en tertainment: Reception Committee: "Wm. Lusk, Pres't., Chas. Wilkins, H. Lusk, C. &. Botts. Ben Bassett, J. C. Fisher, W. H. Abbott, D. C. "Williums, Theo. Low, Tom Holland, Major Abo Harrison, L. Z. Harrison, Fred Amsler. E. P. Curry Lee Curry, Chas. Carlisle, Dr. B. B. Minor, John Watson, Ed. Healy, Joe Smithy N. Cin namon, J. B. York, A-'tT. Milroy, Fred McFarland, L. G. Bassett, Chas. Felder, Seth N. Mayfield, Harry Eldridge, C. Fischer, Fred Martin. Arrangement Committee: "W. H. Abbott, Chas. L. "Wilkins, Ben Bassett, T A. Holland, "Wm. Lusk. Floor Committee : Lee Curry, L. G. Bassett, Harry Eldridge, Cal. G. Botts, J. C. Fii ler. CHRISTMAS AFTERMATH. Some Casualities. Some Reflections and Some Other Things. Although the holidays are only fairly begun the supreme festival day has passed and the city is beginning to wear an air of sober business, having emerged from the spectacular. The delicious delirium of intoxication has faded into an irridescent dream. Some yet remain who now and then "take something" with which to irrigate the dryness of decline, but those who think "the best of life is but intoxication" are in a decided minority. The great fire works-firewater combination played a star engagement and its popularity was greater by far this season than in several lengths of Christmases. The ev olution from chaos to order was a gradual process and there are yet several "lamps in mourning" that wilL require several days to metamorphose baok to normal. The small boy who looked after the fireworks end of the combi nation has been the hero of many battles. His elder who took care of the firewater is also the "hero of many bottles." Both ought to swear off Jan. 1st. Several severe but no fatal ac cidents resulted from careless handling of fireworks. Mrs. Smith, wife of "Stormy" Smith, Santa Fe yard master, had one of her hands badly burned by the premature explosion of a sky rocket. Julian McFarland was a target 1 for another sky rocket and is wearing his best liand in a sling. JUttie Mr.;Lemm lost some blood and has a very sore mouth from a similar source. A double back action Roman candle knocked out Mr. Alex Griffin for the time being Satur day night. The load struck a bunch of books and papers in his coat pocket which reduced its momentum to some extent, other wise Mr. Griffin believes he would have been seriously in jured, The problem of what to buy for a Christmas present at least no longer agitates the public mind. Now for a week .of holiday, and then for a year of hard and earnest work. To get the best of both one should follow the other. Many people who have been hovering over their fires at home for a week came out on the streets yesterday when the sun made its appearance, but a num ber of individuals in the city lockup remained indoors. Now that the gift season has been pulled off, young men who have presented a cold exterior to their best girls for several weeks past may proceed to renew cor dial diplomatic relations. The nine days drizzling cloudy weather broke into clear skies and fairest sunshine. The touch of winter disappeared with the lifting of the mist, and the sloppy streets alone remained as a legacy of the several, days dis-agreeableness. GERMAKIA BALL. An Exceptionally Pleasant Affair Com plimentary to Mr. and Mrs. Emil Muery. The spacious floors of Ger mania hall were a scene of gaye tyt Tuesday evening, the occa sion being a complimentary dance in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Muery, whose matrimonial bark was launched under favora ble auspices just previous to the holidays. The evening was a delightful one in every particular fruitful of the fullest possible en joyment to every guest present. Invitations were issued to the married people and they were out in large numbers. The floor presented a most pleasing ap pearance, thronged with merry dancers. The bright faces and pretty dresses of the young la dies made one think of a bit of fairy land as they floated hith er and thither in perfect accord with the delightful music of the orchestra. The program containing al most a score of numbers proved too short and several extras were added bringing the closing time after the midnight hour. The aance win owen m tne memory of all who were present as a most delightful social event, from which nothing was lacking that could add an iota to the pleasures of the evening. THE SCHOOL BOARD. An Arbor Day Up For Discussion at Tuesday's Meeting. Tuesday being the last day of that name in the calendar month was the regular time of meeting for the Brenham school board. An interesting session was held. Fleta Guy was elected a teacher in the colored schools. The feasibility of setting aside an arbor day for some date early in the season was discussed at considerable length. As is well known, the national arbor day come3 much too late in the season for this climate. It was pointed out by the promoters of the special day idea that' greatandlast ing improvements in the appear ance of the school grounds could be consummated by such an ar rangement. Nothing adds so much to the appearances of pri vate residences or public build ings as well kept trees and shrubbery. With one day in the year set apart to the planting and cultivating of trees and shrubbery great results could be accomplished. The idea is a good one and should be fostered and encouraged. Mrs. Kohltfarber Dead. Mrs. Kohltfarber, aged 74 years, died at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. F. E. Reue in Prairie Hill at 3:30 o'clock Mon day morning after a lingering illness. She had suffered with paralysis for a longtime. The funeral will take place at 2 p. m. today (Tuesday) and the remains will be interred in the Methodist Cemetery at Prairie Hill. Deceased leaves three grown children; they are Mrs. L. Enax and Mrs. F. E. Reue, of Prairie Hill and Mr. Louis Kohltfarber, of Washington. A Successful Operation. Rev. W. A. Moers, pastor of the German Methodist church, has been confined to his bed several weeks with, "caries of the bones" of the-leg. His condition grew worse from time to time un til the attending physician, Dr. R. E. Graul, determined on per forming an operation. Assisted by Doctors York, Williamson and Lockett, the operation was successfully carried out, about five inches of dead bone being removed. So far the operation, which was performed strictly by antiseptic methods, has been a success. The patient is doing as well as could be expected, and. hopes to be at his post of duty again in a short time. The office of the Southern Mercury, the organ of "middle- of-the-road" pops in Texas, was destroyed by fire at Dallas last week. - ( CHRISTMAS ENTERTAINMENT. A Pleasant Evening for the Members of the Baptist Sunday Scho The rooms of the Athletic clul were utilized Tuesday eveninj for an enjoyable Christmas ei tertainment by the members! the Baptist Sunday school. original intention was to have i entertainment at the Band rod but the absence of a pianu- necessitated a change of plana the eleventh hour. The main purpose of the even ing was to afford the juniors and also the elders an opportunity to enjoy a social gathering. As an aid to enjoyment a program of rather an impromptu nature was excellently rendered, each of the contributors aquitting themselves in a manner highly edifying and creditable. After an anthem by the choir, "Make a Joyful Noise unto the Lord," Little Misses Ina Eldridge and Mamie Perry contributed reci tations. They were followed by a beautiful trio contributed by Mr. and Mrs. Wyman and Mrs. West. Following this Little Miss Etta Rees delivered a recitation and Little Miss Quebe contributed a son?. The program closed with a short essay on "Memory" by the' superintendent, Hon. Harry Haynes. This was a master piece in its way, as is everything Mr. Haynes composes, and was re ceived with excellent attention and many plaudits. After the end of the program was reached, splendid refresh ments were served. The children were then turned loose to romo andmake merry at will. The Star Concert Company. Judged by a strict standard of merit there should have been a much better house in evidence at the Grand Tuesday night tnan turned out to hear a program rendered by the Star Concert Company of Belton. Possfly the various counter attractions in the city on that date drew largely on the ranks of those who would otherwise have been in attendance. Certain it is that the contributors could not have depended for inspiration on their audience. The performance7" was not of the kind to draw an upstairs house and the patronage downstairs was little better, tk The members of the company, Miss Willie Beckett, Prof.' Raphael Koester and Mis3-iillie James, came up in many respects to the eulogistic advance notices. Miss Beckett's accurate facial expression andimpressivenessof gesture so apty illustrated what,, she had to say that her hearers could understand the sentiment without having knowledge of the" spoken words. The Athletic club are arrang.-! ing to dance out the old year Friday night in a sort of re&jrn engagement to their Christmas ball. ' The joint Christmas entertain- , ment by the Christian and Pres- byterian Sunday schools has been postponed from Friday to Satur day night. " , NOTICE IN PROBATE. The State or Tixs- To the Sheriff or any Conttab.'e 6f Wwa- ragion uoumy: ureoung : O. L. :-cbreder, Administrator of the estate of F. Krentzlin, deceased, havirfT filed in our County conn his Final Account; of the condition of the estate of P. Krentz lio, deceased, together with an application to be discharged Irons stud administration Yon ae Hereby Commanded, That by publication of this Writ for Twenty days in the Brenham Banner, a newspaper regularly published in the County of Washlngtor, you give due notico to all persona interested in tt Acrountfpr fina( e(tlemtnt of said eflfceT'tS file'tJmr objections thereto, if asy thy heve, en or beforx the January term, 189S, of said County Court, ctinmecanff and to be holden at the the (.curt House of said county, in the Citv of Brenham, on the t7th day of JanuaryA. D. iSSoS,1 when said account and application U1 be considered by said Court - Witness O. A. Sesard, Clerk of the County Court oi Washington caunrj. Given under my Land and teal ci said court, at my office in the dry cf Brenham,, this 20th day of December A. D. 1837, O. A SEWARD, sjluJ Clerk County Court "Washington Co-, I hereby order this citation, published in the Brenham Banner. v 3 . D.IE.TEAGUE, Sheriff Washington county. By B-JCTEMJUE, Deputy Sheriff t ih i;: 21. ISi t fea1 ,, d.