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
Subscribers will confer a favor on
the management by telephoning the
office promptly when carriers fail to
deliver the paper, or when change of
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.
V. S. WILSON JR.
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.
5 and 10
Is Headquarters for
w a r e . A ! u n 1 i n i; J
Kverj tnn No
tions; and don't for
get - ...
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.
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
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
And her words were always kind,
Though she sometimes had to cut the
While he wrote some bran-new
And children grew up to bless their
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
In a box of plain white plank,
While everyone culled him a learned
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
, 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
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.
Kr.l'OK f Of THK CONDITION Or
he First National
OK I'.RY AN
TUT. CLO.-K OF KUMSF.SS ! F.BRUARY
l.ean-'an.l Di-nmnts. . ::7,'S.
V. S. lioiuK and I're tis. H(i.-H'll.(
Real ltate. Furniture
and l ixtires 'i,(,Um
lndi.eeJ Profit (Net)
I '1 l'
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.
To a social tea to be given by the
students of the Texas Wamans Col
lege on Feb. 2:nd, from J until
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
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
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
D. D. McALPINE, Prop.
S. H. FRANKLIN'S
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
Bryan, Texa. f JYanklln, Tei
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
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
EMMEL & MALONEY
Prttcriptitm Drmtgittt. " . . f an tf
jAnd when the years had passed away
ii Till they almost reaeheil
a IHlow called 'rouiM oik
I Who wa-i fond of old
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
j l''"'o:a the uid u, ,, sm;il w,.0.(.lia
nave a Car (
Early Seeiy Corn
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
With or HiMaaf Top
" " '''Hit 'i iiViiwMaViiffaitaMiajMAiat.aiiy
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
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
But. alas! It was too late.
His nature had gone through such
That he didn't appreciate.
J. W. BATT8
REAL ESTATE AG
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
The Newest Styles in
Spring. . . . .
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
OAca nvtiOri over InvIU Drag Oa.
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