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E. J. FOUNTAIN
Phones 111 and 179 The Quality Grocer Brgan iHormwj Eaijlr By THE EAGLE PRINTING CO. ctered it the PoBtcS'-e In Bryan, Texas, as second class matte-. Rates of Subscription. One month $ -40 TLree months 100 ODe year 4.00 Advertising rates on application. The time may come, as Mr. Harri man says, when the people will de mand the combination of railroads, but It will be when the railroads are controlled by the government. ' If there were any lacrymal effusions at the "Cajun" banquet in bono of Mr. Taft they must have been croco dile tears tribute to the memory of the alligators that furnished the steaks. Subscribers will confer a favor on the management by telephoning the office promptly when carriers fail to deliver the paper, or when change of residence occurs'. ANNOUNCEMENT COLUMN. The Eagle ls authorized to announce the following candldates'subject to the action of the City Democratic primary to le held March 1st, 1&09: For City Marshal C. C. SHELBURNE. ; J T. P. BOYETT. t For City Secretary ! ' .' JOHN B. HIXES. For Alderman V. S. WILSON JR. EUGENE EDGE J. E. COVEY Ignatius Donnelly In one of his books suggests that men will after awhile use the Internal heat of the earth to warm their houses, but the wood men and the coal men think this a very foolish Idea. The contention that the San Anto nio and Dallas fairs cannot be sus tained without betting on horse races is not at all creditable to the fairs. Any institution that cannot live with out gambling ought to die. If reports are true Mr. Taft has se lected a great lawyer for his secretary of war. There ls of course a relation between legal lore and army affairs but on the surface of things it doesn't seem to be a very close relation. talker' 5 and 10 Cent Store Is Headquarters for Tinware Graniteware White Knamelei' w a r e . A ! u n 1 i n i; J Kverj tnn No tions; and don't for get - ... Cndy 10c Pound per BRYAN, TEXAS, FEBRUARY 19. '09. The Proper Age to Begin Education. The proper age to begin education is wholly misunder3tood. Of course a child begins to learn the minute it takes its first breath, and In its first three years It probably learns more than in any other subsequent three of its existence, but It understands little of the phenomena It perceives. Until it Is nine or ten years old Its whole purpose In life Is learning Its environ ment, and sometimes It is ten years more before It really understands the simplest things It has learned. It ls therefore not at all strange that if a child Is kept out of school until its brain is fairly well grown, say until 11 or 10, that its subsequent progress Is greater than that of children who must often unlearn many of the absurd ocnceptlons they formed in the first years of school life. We must realize that until 9 or 10. the school is merely a nursery to relieve mother of the home care of children, a species of socialism to which Americans are wedded. Studies now given to these tots must be postponed until 10 or 13 and subjects now given to these chil dren are really appoprlate for the ages of 14 to 17. ami so on. Every time a teacher reads absurdities In exami nation papers she should realize that the child is generally too young, and that the whole system must be chan ged. American Medicine. The green hat Is here and the green shoes are on the way and will arrive before St. Patrick's day In the morn ing. Naturally the green trousers and swallowtails ought to follow, so that when the picnic season comes and fash Ion's votaries respond to the call of the wild the woods will be full of Robin Hood niasriueraders. But as a measure of safety a picket guard of plain clothes men should be provided to keep the cattle off. THE POET. As The Eagle has repeatedly said, the text book situation demands Investigation. One good point of the areoplane is that devilish hoys can't steal rides by hanulm; on behind. No. Johnnie, Catesille. Texas, was not named a.ter ,(,iin w. Gates. Ii would be safe to bet a million that It wasn't. Somebody said something the other 1 day about -i m i i if n k cotton oil mills with machinery to extract the oil f,om peanuts. It is worth Investigating. here may be millions in it. (By Joe McGee) The poet sat in his plain old chair Thlnkng what was best to say, While his patient wife with busy care Was Clearing the dishes away. It didn't take long, for she had but few And they of the plainest kind. And life to them was rather blue, As he got no pay for his rhyme. Anl thus their lives went day-by-day Ami their board was always stent. But he still continued to write his lay With the same old sweet content. And yet they say she was patient and good And her words were always kind, Though she sometimes had to cut the wood While he wrote some bran-new rhyme. And children grew up to bless their home. Though eleven was all they had. And they often felt the pangs of want, lint stiil they wer,. proud of "Dad." Thin year-by-year went fleeting by And they both grew old and bent. Ami the end of life was drawing niyh, But they hadn't laid by one cent. Was laid to rest, when the summons came, In a box of plain white plank, While everyone culled him a learned man, Vet. ihey all called him a crank. A PROMISING FUTURE. Conditons Favorable for Splendid Crops of all Kinds in 1909. The Eagle reporter has interviewed quite a number of farmers from differ ent parts of the county since the rec ent rain and freeze and the general opinion Is that prospects are very promising indeed for good crops of all kinds this year. The rain followed by the hard freeze, has revived hope all along the line and put new life and new energy in everything and everybody. The farmer in his imagination can see his crops growing and ripening full for the harvest, and relying upon a beneficent Providence for the cen- ial sunshine and gentle showers, he awaits with patience the full fruition of his hopes in the golden autumn time. The merchant also confident of the farmer's success, i3 wearing a "livlier Iris." for be well knows trat a bountiful harvest means a plenteous garnering for himself. Nearly all the laads in the county have been broken and the freeze and rain have left them in splendid con dition and everything is ready for the planters. The freeze also no doubt killed many harmful Insects, am) this will be a great aid toward making a good crop. , The greatest thing, however, that is going to benefit the farmers of Braz os county, Is that they have been thor oughly convinced of trie value oi ie.u- i llizers and improve.1 see.!. They are ! jalso thoroughly alive t0 the advaut-. lap-g of the -awt improved iun iin.'iits and Mi-i.Mfic methods, and by J i these aids will l.ave their corn n op I jmade before ti:t hot dr wea'her i strikes P. and k-r cotton wi 11 fruited j ! before tl-bidl w evils become nunier- 'ous "ofiuh to do serious damage. , jTeml communities are planting a! rarR acreage In Irish potatoes ami these will bring them in money at an otherwisee very dull season. The Eagle believes that Irish potatoes are j To become an important factor in Braz ios county farming. If those undertnk jing the work this year are successful, anl ine bagie sees no reas.nn unj they shotild not be, then the move ment will become general, and in the future we will have another money crop besides cotton. All are going to diversity to some extent. Some will have chickens, tur-1 keys and eggs for sale, others butter, i and all will raise vegetables and everything else possible for their own tables. They all fully realize that along this road only, lies the way to prosperty. The Eagle seeg nothing in the future to be alarmed about, but on the other hand, firmly believes that a better and brighter day is already dawning. No. W T I Kr.l'OK f Of THK CONDITION Or he First National Bank AT OK I'.RY AN TUT. CLO.-K OF KUMSF.SS ! F.BRUARY LIABI 1 Sth RESOURCES l.ean-'an.l Di-nmnts. . ::7,'S. V. S. lioiuK and I're tis. H(i.-H'll.( State M,-'.4."ll Real ltate. Furniture and l ixtires 'i,(,Um Cam. 2i:,2:.V TIES Capital Snrjiki lndi.eeJ Profit (Net) I '1 l' Dt rosris- ?liin,ti(in,oo T5,fiii.oo Imu.wiO.oo tt.l?'.70 1. 1.. L. Mclnnis. Ca-hier of t he shove named Bank, do solemnly nr that t!,e aixne vtatement i cored to the but f my knowledge and heiief. IL- L M' IN MS, CVhier. Siihicibed and sworn to before tne this 'hh of February, I'X)'. W. P. Bryan, Notary Public Brazo County, TextN. COR RFC T Attest:' J. W. HOW ILL, H. O. KoATU RIGHT, R, W. HowtLL, Diiectori. Everybody Invited To a social tea to be given by the students of the Texas Wamans Col lege on Feb. 2:nd, from J until o'clock. Thi from the Gonzales Inquirer may serve as a hint to the farmers of Brazos county: "The Farmers' Union warehouse is loading a car of corn for shipment to AustivAbout 130 carloads have been fiipped to date." MILL'S HOTEL WATCHJFOR GREATER REDUCTIONS In Our JT Big Grocepy Sale Al L FRESH STOCK Will S. higgs Near H. t T. C. Cea $5.00 A WEI I have l&t The Bry&fl Hotel Formfrly conduced t-v w. P. Tunt. EVERY THING BHKiHT AND FRESH and wrvice will be first-clt. Day and weekly boarderi solicited. D. D. McALPINE, Prop. S. H. FRANKLIN'S MeaJr Markets f tper M,.rt W J0 later Mnitt Pktmt 32 Chmcest ot rW, Pork, Vt-al, Mutton, nd Sausage. Your trade is appreciated. V,B. Huaaon 9V. W.WiUor HUDSON. A .WILSON Attorney-8t -Law f Bryan and Fr&Dklin, 7xaa. rVill practice In county, atate and tea eral courts. Special attention to business in Brazos d Rob inson counties. FOR SAUL Bryan, Texa. f JYanklln, Tei V 147 P acres of land In the Most Huphep jurvey, near Edge. Price and ter.TDs reasonable. Half acre of land with Improve i ments, one block east of my borne. I SO acr.s adjoining ' , & M. Col lege land on west side, near Provi dence churco. Known as the Georg Platzer place. 190 acres, including Double Sulphm springs, on Navasota river. V. B. HUDSON. Children like to take K AS VOL the tasU'esf Castor Oil. The only difference in "Kastel and Castor Oil is flat "Kastol" is pal atable and pleasant to take. ''Kastol" bears oar label EMMEL & MALONEY Prttcriptitm Drmtgittt. " . . f an tf jAnd when the years had passed away ii Till they almost reaeheil a IHlow called 'rouiM oik Hy i);tnn I day I Who wa-i fond of old 'Folk-lore.' And on a hell', i bis surprise, He disroverni fl lumdle (, rhymes, I And a twinkle of joy came in his eyes j As lie noted its well writt.n line j Ami then re had them neatly bound i In a book of attractive style, , Aim i aey u,.v read town. j l''"'o:a the uid u, ,, sm;il w,.0.(.lia f J" nave a Car ( Early Seeiy Corn Several V;dfctief: Champion r'earl; Silver Dime; Goliien Beantv; Old Hickory King, all J days. Also Okla. Whire Wonder Field, and Okla. Improved Squaw. Limited quantity of Mehane's BIG BOLL COTTON. Car of Amber and Orange Caneeed. Buy your garden and flower seed from me; the only seed house in Bryii R. L. BROCDQtt We're Unloading a Car of the Nicest Runabouts, Car riages, Phaetons With or HiMaaf Top I " " '''Hit 'i iiViiwMaViiffaitaMiajMAiat.aiiy -teJ A good Vehicle isn't nec cessarily one that stays out of the repair shep longest. That' sone qualification, style andcomforl are the other ts. Our Vehicles combine 7 three- al 7 INT in country and And now t,ey beuan to look around For the pia.e that nave him bitrh. And when :tl last the spot is found' They ehdsteiied it 'Sacred earth" whole world sang his And when the praise But. alas! It was too late. His nature had gone through such change That he didn't appreciate. J. W. BATT8 REAL ESTATE AG i ntlee in rnllafeim. P,idlniK. Op I'oslte f"i.i:rt Hnus 'h'-re Il". ill odiee the only Y:'. .: Atisr io'.-s of pr.'iz'.).- ''oiinty One block on West Side of town in good neighborhood; fenced with wire; shade trees; price S300. Terms'to suit purchaser. f Haislinq The Newest Styles in Spring. . . . . Vehicles for They V LiSnt Strong, I Stylish, Right. Bryan's Big Furniture and buggy House I do haulin'' o"K.H k'inds at reason- alile prices. Movinkat specialty.' M. R. PHILLIPS W. C. FOl'NTAlN DCNTIIT. OAca nvtiOri over InvIU Drag Oa. Buchm m Dote COMPANY Inc. i y'FJ ' x,s - "