Brenham Weekly Banner. (Brenham, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 26, Ed. 1, Friday, June 28, 1878 Page: 1 of 4
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BEENHAM TEXAS FRIDAY JUNE 28 1878.
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PabUihed Dally and Weekly.
Bate at SabicrlpUon:
Dally one eopyoneycar.v. .
Wwilr ott copy one year . . .
c Cate of Advertising!
Tnmsfcnl and Le;ral advertisements Insert-
ed at 81.50 persquaro for first Insertion and
T3 cent per eauare Tor each subsequent lnser-
Marriage and Obttuarv notices txcenlin;;
lgbt lines half price. Editorial notices of a
fturrly business character 10 cents a lino each
will be inserted at the fol-
County 7JS0; Trecluet S3. The mouej to 1
w-company tiie announcemoni an every1 instance.
The Pleasanton Journal al-
ludes to him as 'one Wash
I m - J
Lang Is nqy accused pf be-
ing; not a-jfafmer but an "un-
The1 McKenzie expedition
has returned from Mexico bring-
ing 400 head of stock.
The congressional race in the
Sixth district will be between
Schleicher and Ireland.
The Bulgarian" question is
now the topic of discussion be-
fore the peace congress. ""
Emancipation day was gener-
allycelebratedby the freedmen
Congress adjourned sine die
at 7 -o'clock on Thursday morn-
ing after an all night -session.
. . -'
The president signed the sun-
dry civil appropriation bill just
ten minutes before the adjonrn-ment.
Stanley Matthews has re-
considered the matter and will
go before the Potter committee
and tell what he knows j
A Denisox dispatch says
here were .at Ieasteight hun-
dred p'ersons on the Chicago-
Texas excursion train.
The weather continues hot
with fine prospects of getting
hotter "hoterest" and so on "to
the end of the chapter.
Sixty-nine colored emigrants
sailed from New Yorfe for Libe-
ria on the 19th inst. under the
auspices of the American Col-
Gen.Butler the grandest rasr
cal-of the gang isvputting the
Louisiana -vote manipulators
through in the most approved
style. He apparently has- no
mercy on them.
Con. J L. Bartow's connec-
tion with the Dallas Heiald is
entirely severed. ' The. Commet-
cialpzys a high compliment to
his ability as a writer and his
-ivorthas a gentleman.
A New York telegram to the
New Orleans Picayune says it is
understood that a loan of $2-
000000 of Gulf Colorado and
Santa "Fe bonds had been con-
summated in London.
The Giddings Lone Stat has
taken a new chute. It now fa-
vors what it is pleased to call
absolute money. The idea of
paper absolute money is vision-
ary and Utopian.
The Hempstead Daily Mes-
senger after a rest of a month
or two has been revived. The
circulalar saw gong .still holds
its own but the one-legged
railway .hops towards Hemp-
steadslowly. . .
The Austin Gazette is catch-
ing "Hail Columbia" from all'
sides. The Marlin Ball thinks
the support of the Gazette will
kill any candidate. If this be
"Sc? Throckmorton had as well
shut up shop.
The Austin Statesman very
truthfully says that low rates
stimulates travel and that it
costs nov more to run a full -pas-"
senger coach than aa empty
one. it states tnat tne inter-
national sold 5000 worth of
excursion tickets and possibly
die Central -has .sold as .many
more. Had five cents a mile
been charged it "Is doubtful
whether Siooo worth would
have been sold.
The fact is railroad tariffs
both for local freights and pas-
sengers are entirely too high.
"War rates' have been maintain-
ed notwithstanding- the prices
of everything else have declined.
Five cents a mile for passen
gers is entirely too much in fact
it is almost prohibitory; It is so
high that no one travels except
on the most urgent business.
If we are not mistaken the
rates per mile for local travel on
thcroads in the Western states
do not average over three cents.
Many of these roads were built
at high prices costing on ac-
count of the different character
of the country through which
they pass more than any of the
roads in Texas. There is no
reason why" exhorbitant prices
should be maintained; the
prices of everything used by
railroads rails' rolling stock
fuel and all other articles used
in their construction and opera-
tion as well as the price of la-
bor of all kinds has been reduc-
ed from thirty to perhaps as
much as seventy-five per cent
The only thing that has not
been reduced is the interest on
the mortgage bonds; this is the
misfortune of the owners of the
roads and not the fault of the
people and the people should
not be made to surfer for it.
We are of the opinion that the
railroads should receive a fair
compensation for the services
rendered but.can not see why
Texas roads can not afford Xo
wprk as cheap as those in the
Western states. ItThaybe.'and
probably is argued that the di-
minished or smaller business
done on Texas roads do not
justify a reduction in rates. As
stated in the outset by the
Statesman? reduced rate would
bring an increase in business
more than -sufficient to compen-
satefor the reduction in rates.
Freight tariffs are now "even
more exhorbitant than passen-
ger. There is no cogent reason
why the charges for a car load
should be greater to Brenham
than to Austin yet such is the
fact. Flour is carried from
Galveston to Austin for consid-
erably less than is charged to
Brenham although Austin is
some ninetymiles farther. This
is brought about by competi
tion There should be no dis-
criminations in freights as be-
tween one point and another
that is the roads should not be
allowed to charge more for a
less distance than a- greater or
in other words it should cost no
more for a car load to Brenham
or Burton than to Austin. The
subject is one which should
have the earnest attention of the
next-Legislature which should
pass a law equalizing tariffs.
Much fault is found with the
last Congress not only forwhat
they have done but for agreat
'deal'thatthey have left undone.
fit should ""be considered that
the House of Representatives
had to contend with a Repub-
lican Senate thafris the Repub-
J licans hada majority in the
Senate. "Thevrepeal of the Re
sumption act was passed by the
House early in thc-sessioti the
bill then went to the" Senate
where it slept a Rip Van Win-
klesjeep only to awaken'atrthe
close of the session.-when it; was
emasculated by the'Senate.and
sent to the House for concur-
rence. On the 29th of April
the House passed a bill forbid-
ding the further retirement of
greenbacks. The -Democrats
voted on this measure no 7
and aye 104; the Repuclicans
voted ayc73 and no 28. Many
of them voted with the avowed
reason that it would not inter-
fere with the 'Resumption act.
It is understood that the Re-
publican senators who favored
the bill did so for the same rea-
son. The failure of tiie last
congress to pass adequate meas-
ures for financial relief should
be laid at the doors of the Re
publican majority in the Sen-
ate. The entire financial legis
lation lor Uie last sixteen years
has been done 'by the Republi-
cans in the interest of the East-
ern capitalists and inimical to
those of the South and the
"West That much valuable
time has been frittered away is
evident. The session just clos-
ed has done "nothing-of any im-
portance except the passage of
the silver bill and this measure
falls far short of the necessities
of the timss. The Pacific rail-
road bill has through a diversi-
ty of interests represented been
allowed to go over to the next
session. It is to be hoped that
the next congress will cease
party bickerings and party leg-
islation and do something for
the benefit of the people.
Stanley Matthews having
gavtfas a reason for his non-appearance
before the Potter in-
quisition the fear of being insul-
ted by Ben Butler that child like
and bland individual has agreed
to absent himself in case Mat-
thews desires to appear.
Col. JoNES;the political mon-
tebank addressed the colored
people of "Bastrop at their
Emancipation celebration but
contrary to the general expecta-
tion did not talk any politics.
Perhaps Jones regarded the day
as a holiday and took a little po-
litical rest x ' - ' -
The J3ellville Beacon thinks
Austin county should be enti-
tled to the senator. It says in
the last election the senatorship
was yielded to Burleson coun-
ty and several times Austin has
aided Washington county. The
Democratic majority in Austin
county at the last gubernato-
rial election was 927 ; in Burle-
son county it was 356 while in
Washington the Republicans
had a majority of 339. Con-
sidering the large Democratic
majority in Austin county it
would seem that her claim has
at least a good showing of jus-
tice. Mr. A. Chesley of Bell-
ville is out as a candidate and
should we think have the sup-
port ofWashington arid Burle-
son counties. The Banner has
already spoken of Mr. Ches'ey.
' Hon. A. H. Stephens had an
cnthuastic reception at Atlanta
&& - .
The Dallas HcrM gives a
definition of a tprofessional
juror. The proper term for this
class of gentlemen is "cast-iron"
jurors. They hang around the
courthouse and'are readyto try
any case that may come up.
Not one of them was ever known
to have formed of expressed an
Mr. A. Haidusek who atten-
ded the Schoenau Volksfest
reports to the La Grange Rec-
ord that Wash Jones commen-
ced his talk with a good audi-
ence and befere he finished his
hearers had diminished down to
one lone man and he did not
understand English. This is a
rough one on Jones.
The Missouri. Grenbacker's
convention in session at Seda-
lia have adopted a platform
containing nineteen planks or
resolutions. They favor the re-
peal of special resumption and
the issue of absolute money
made of rags. They oppose
the introduction of Chinese la-
bor and deprecate all violence
fjr relief of laLor.
On Friday there was quite
a number of hangings. A ne-
gro was hanged at Frederick
Md. At Cincinnatti p. a
white man was hanged ; at Chi-
cago two white men suffered a
similanpenalty ; at Paris Ills.
another white man was hanged
and at Little Rock a neero
went up. 1
Hon. Seth Shepard having
sent a card to the Galveston
News denying a certain report
of one of its correspondents it
takes occasion to magnify a
small mole hil! until it has the
appearance of a stupendous
mountain and then delivers it-
self of a disquisition on politi-
cians in general and aspirants
for congress in particular.
A WRiTERln the Dallas Com-
mercial propounds a number of
leading and personal questions
to Gov. Hubbard or any of his
friends. The Call proposes
answ ering them 141 fijll
From tho Explorers.
Fort M son June 15. 1878.
We-left the city of Brenham on the
ei emng of the 4th inst. en route for the Far
West and thinking that it would proe of
general interest to our readers liae con-
cluded to gieoua short synopsis of our
trip; to go into details would not be ex-
pedient on account of the scarcity of pa-
per at our present encampment. We three
left Brenham on horse-back (haing one
lead-horse) going m the direction of Bur-
Yon; juslbefore reaching that remarkably
lively (J) little town we were joined by
the highly entertaining old - eteran Scar-
gent Hendrickson late of the Confederate
army. He proved himself to be a most
valuable addition to our party for he fur-
nished usvith a Eght spring wagon and a
mule wnichwith ourlead-horse formed a
"very good team. The sagacious old mule
answered to the enchanting name of Ihiss.
Our route to onr jresent encampment
from the dty of Austin was by the way of
Round Rock Burnett and Llano and we
passed through the most beautiful sections
of country imaginable over prairies grow-
ing the finest mesquite grass and through
mountainous districts abounding in the
finest of scenery all varied so as not to
become monotonus. We passed oer
many beautiful little streams and owing to
its meandering course we had the pleas-
ure of crossing the sparkling Llano mer
at three different places. Since leaving
Brenham we hae passed through sections
of country where they cut wood with the
festive six-shooter where the innocent
snake aud the unsuspecting tarantula have
carrolled us hymns of sweet long ago; et
all is quiet on the Potomac and w e are
The crops as far as we hae been able
to judge are unusually good and " old
Washington county" should justly feel
nroud of her farmers for as to com and
cotton she gets away with them all
though the other counties have planted
more wheat and oats and we noticed some
very fine specimens of the two last named
products ; particularly in the neighborhood
of Austin. The further West we get the
higher price we have to pay for corn;
Here at Fort Mason it is seventj -five cents
perbusheL We get all the meat that we
need for rabbits and squirrels are so thick
that we can kill any quantity of them but
it is the duce to get hold of any bread for
there are no bakeries in most of the towns
that w e pass through and w e cannot afford
to w ait t o hours to have it cooked. We
get plenty of stimulants even if we hare
passed through several local option coun-
ties; all that is required is to' call for medi-
cal liquors. We arrivedat Mason on s-
terday and we propose to take a big hunt
before we travel any further for we are
told that there are lots of bear deer and
turkey in this immediate neighborhood.
We now give jou our experience in
crossing the Colorado nv er which at the
time we crossed over was rather swollen by
the rains and the current was very swift.
We on horse-back passed ov er w ithout any
misshap bunotso wilhSargL Hendnck-
son who boasted that he had crossed the
Mississippi river several times and that it
would be nothing for him to cross the Col-
orado. Hcdidvery welluntilhe gotnear
the middle of the stream when h had to
pass down with the current so as to go
around a bed of rocks; as soon as he star-
ted dovv n the nv er he became dizzy and the
horses seemed to him to be walking back-
wards that is he supposed he was going
up instead of down stream; so he became
entirely bewildered and sat there with the
stem of his pipe in his mouth (for the
bowl of the pipe had fallen ofl) like an
"Egyptian mummy" and instead of
guiding them to shore after he had reached
the right point he let them float gaily down
stream; to make matters w orse Puss turned
ov er and refused to pull so the horse had
to do it all and we on shore could hear the
Seargentvelhngout: "Gottver Dora wat
machts du Puss." We had about giv en
thelavoutup for lost when one of our par-
ty wentin on horse-back and succeeded in
guiding them out. The first tning that the
Seargent called for on landing was
"schnapps." The old gentleman looked a
hide shaken but upon the whole he acted
very gallantly and he slid that hewould'nt
have left his seat as long as there w ere life
in the horses. Everything in the wagon
was wet and the wagon-bed was almost
entirely off the running gear otherwise we
were very fortunate.
'We start tomorrow for home by the way
of Fredicksburg San Antonio New
Braunsfels etc etc and hoping to be
with vouby the 4U1 of July we remain
S. L. and II.
Coznmcncomont Exorcises of
Chnppcll Bill Female College.
This interesting occasion began Friday
night June the 14th with a juvende con-
cert. "The little ones" acqcitted tliem-
selv es admirably in the rendition of each
piece and nght here I would like to call
names; but for fear I might overlook some
one of the little charmers" I refrain. The
annual commencement sermon was preach-
ed by Rev. W. G. Connor D. D. of
Waco at II o'clock Suundj June 16th.
At nightthe pulpit w as filled b) the presi-
dent of the college. Rev E. D. Pitts.
Monday night concert by the music class
which numbered sixty-five and the only
true description that can be given of the
entertainment -is 'hat'it must have been
witnessed to be appreciated.
Tuesday iSth. Reading of compositions
by the graduating class. After the reading
Rev. A. El Goodwyn of Galveston deliv-
ered an "Educational Address" upon the
conclusion of which diplomas were award-
ed to ; Kane H. Vernon Fanny H. Bacon
Cornelia E Holland Olivia M. Hollandt
Katie L. Jackson Mattie E. Blake Alice
J. Farr. The muhic class was examined
by Mrs. D. G. Pitts in the nresence of the
audience and the ready answers made to
each question demonstrated the fact that
the teacher and pupil had not spent an
idle moment in the N.U prepararing for this
interesting occasion. Notwithstanding
Mrs. Pitts met with a serious accident
(breaking her left vv rist bv falling down a
flight of steps) just a w eck before the com-
mencement; she was alwavs at her station
as if nothing had happened.
ProL John C Wiley in a verv pathetic
manner awarded medals to the following
joung ladies: Johnny Lockhart. Katie
Vernon Carrie Cassagne Lucy Blackburn
Ella Nav lor Clara KeavilL Lvdia Gibbs
and Lula Smith for superior proficiency in
music Rev. W. G. Connor on behalf of
the music teacher presented to W. B.
Lockhart an elegant book for proficiency
Rev. J. 1". Archer ascended the stage
bearing a handsome bible and in feeling
language told Mrs. Pitts he came as the
representative of the young ladies of the
school delegated by them to present to
her the slight token of lov e and esteem in
which the joung ladies held her. And
Mrs. Pitts in language far deeper than
words received it for it told her she had
not labored in vain for not only had she
imparted instruction to them but in addi
tion had gained the love and affection of
eighty-eight J oung ladies all bound to her
by the silken chord of friendship. Rev. I.
G.John of the "Texas Christian Advo-
cate" came forward as a messenger from
the Board of Trusteesand rerd resolutions
passed by the Board endorsing in unquali-
fied terms president Pitts and wife; and in
fact the entire faculty for the able efficient
and satisfactory manner in which the
school had been conducted the past ses-
sion; also expressing theii entire confidenceT
-Under the cultivated direction and cultured
mind of President Pitts the school will
prosper and achieve greater results in the
future than ever vvas known in the past
The exercises closed Tuesday night with
a grand concert. The programme was ar-
tistic and faultless in selection; and all
whose good fortunes it was to hear the
splendid music on this occasion must ex-
clain in the language of "One"
".Music sphere descended maid.
Friend of pleasure Wisdom's aid."
Upon the conclusion of the programme
Judge Moore on behalf of the faculty pre-
sented to Miss Vemon a medal for excel-
lence in English literature.
The attendance at these exercises was
large many strangers from a distance gree-
ted us with their preseuce and who left us
no doubt favorably impressed. Fall term
begins September 2d 1878 and ends De-
cember 20th 1878 and I beg here to bor-
row language from one of the programmes
to finish th's imperfect sketch of the inter-
esting exercises just" closed. ''You know
us." "Send us v oung ladies." "We will
do them good."" L. E. C.
The campaign against Chief
Bass may be said to have again
closed. The gallant Peak has
returned to Dallas and is enter-
taining the newspaper reporters
with accounts of his adventures
in the pursuit of Bass. One of
the bandits named Arkansas
Johnson was killed by the ran-
gers. The gang is separated
and said to be demoralized.
Bass is out of money and has
now taken to stealing horses and
other necessary articles. Peak
regards the capture of Bass as
certain provided proper pre-
caution be used.
The Denocratic State con-
vention of Indiana passed a
resolution in favor of making
greenbacks a full legal tender
in payment of all debts public
and private except such obliga-
tions as by contract are made
payable in coin. The' also fa-
vor the retirement of all Nation-
al.bank notes and the substitu-
tipn'of treasury notes instead.
It appears that Gen. Wil-
liam Tecumseh Sherman has
made an ass of himself. He
made a display of his long ears
in an address delivered at the
closing exercises of the session
at West Point in which he de-
clared what the army would do
if Congress or the Supreme
Court disturb the title of Mr.
Hayes in the Presidency. Gen.
William Tecumseh Sherman
should remember.that he is the
servant of the people and that
he is transcending his duty in
stating what the army would
do in certain contingencies.
Lang's salary as master of
the Grange is said to be S4000
a ear. The San Antonio Ex-
press asks : "Is it possible that
with all the love and affection
Mr. La.ig bears the poor down-
trodden over-burdened farmer
he would take sucli a small for-
tune from them to pay his ex-
penses in trying to be made
Wacos' colored military com-
pany the "Hubbard Rifles"
were desirous of participating in
the State Encampment at
Houston. As the occasion is
purely a social one gotten up
by the local organizations of
Houston and at their private
expense they reserve the privi-
lege of inviting their company.
The "Hubbard Rifle-" Ivere
Corsicana has shipped 18-
365 bales of cotton up to date.
Anumber of boys atNata-
sota are down with base ball
Breeding of the Rockdale
Messcngct is a candidate for the
New flour made of this
year's wheat is now offered for
sale by the Denison grocers.
Waco has a colored mili
tary company rejoicing in the
name ofthe "Hubbard Rifles."
Sixty thousand buffalo
hides have been received at
Sherman during the last ninety
The killing of a jack rab-
bit in Morris county is deemed
worthy of mention by the local
Mr. Mark Manning for
nearly fifty years a citizen of
Walker county died last week
Lang made a speech at
Rockdale to a large crowd of
citizens. He was attentively
"ABassiteBulleted" is the
way the Sherman Register re-
cords the taking offof Racken-
The Navasota Tablet .says
that in twenty days cotton will
be beyond the reach of damage
from w orms.
The Indians are on the
rampage near Fort Davis steal-
ing horses within three miles
A Marlin negro advises
his race to study the blue-back
spelling book and let the
The Headlight complains
ofthe bad behavior of the ne-
groes at their Emancipation
frolic at Round Rock.
Corn is selling in Fort
Worth at So to 60 cents a bush-
el ; wheat from 50 to 80 cents ;
oats from 25 to 30 cents.
The iron-work for the Brazos
river bridge on the G. C. & S.
F. railway is now being receiv-
ed at the Galveston wharf.
Smith county instructs for
Hubbard and sends a delega-
tion as large as the Collin coun-
ty brigade for Throckmorton.
A flour mill has been start-
ed at Grassyville about nine
miles from Giddings and is
making an excellent quality of
The surviving members of
the I2tliand 19th Texas cavalry
regiments will have a reunion
and barbecue at Waxahachie.
on July 4th.
The Galveston jail now
contains thirty guests ; among
them Messrs. Morton and Mc-
Closky two newspaper men in
The Williamson county
Greenbackers have nominated a
full coun'.y ticket. They have
accomplished about all they will
be able to do.
The Griffin brothers who
obtained a reversion of judg
ment have been rearrested at
P;ris and in default of a $1500
bond each went to jail.
Some man presented the
Bellville Beacon with a thirty
pound watermelon. It is dissat-
isfied and like Oliver Twist
cills for more.
In the Rinker insurince case
at Galveston the motion for a
new trial was sustained and the
verdict of the jury set aside.
The Brazos Pilot must have
drawn a terrible long breath to
enable its editor to write an edi
torial just three columns long
about the split in the sconven-
tion. The Lampasas county
convention will be held July 6.
The Dispatch thinks there is a
growing sentiment springing up
all over the State in favor of
It is estimated that fourteen
hundred delegates will attend
the State convention at Austin
and now the. Austinites are in
a world of trouble to find a hall
large enough to seat them.
Hon. Seth Shepard deliv
ered an address at the com-
mencement exercises of the
Southwestern Universitv at
Georgetown. The address is
published in full by the Gsorge-
Bell county farmers are
preparing for boll worms. None
have appeared but they are get-
ting ready to give them a be-
Thi Murphy movement in
Denison has moved on and is
now a thing of the past. The
teetotalers failed to have a meet-
ing the other night
Mr. Drisdale who lives
eight miles above LaGrange.
has recently lost 140 head of
hogs from cholera. His neigh-
bors have also lost a number.
The chairman of the Dem-
ocratic executive committee of
Brazos county has issued his
call for another convention to
be held at Bryan on the 25th.
The Bellville Beacon gives
a lengthy account of the mar-
riage of Mr. C. F. Sanders and
Miss Bertha Merke both of
Bellville. It was a brilliant af-
fair. A writer in the Marlin Ball
complains of the languishing
condition of the schools at that
place. They should organize
an efficient system of free
The prospect for a corn
crop in BeU county is the finest
imaginable and there is old
corn enough in the cribs to fat-
ten ever' hog and beef in the
The Court of Appeals has
reversed and remanded the de-
cision of the Lamar District
Court which sentenced the two
Griffins to the penitentiarv for
robbing the express
Grimes county is to have
a mass meeting at Anderson on
the 29th inst. A dozen or two
candidates are doing whit they
can to disorganize the people.
Each one is satisfied tint he is
The Colorado Citizen re-
ports a singular freak of light-
ing: J. Rosenfield reports that
it struck in the cotton field de-
stroying all the cotton for a
space of about eighteen feet
Hempstead has purchased
from the city of San Antonio a
steam fire engine for which
S1500 is to be paid $250 each
six months beginning on the
1st of July. It is to arrive
within the next ten days.
A cutting affair took place
in Houston on Thursday. Al-
fred Wehr made an attack on a
lawyer named Leary. Wehr
was arrested. Both are new
comers in Houston one being
from Chicago and the other from
The Houstoil Itlegiam re-
ports a case of destitution at a
house in the suburbs occupied
by fifteen or more negroes. It
is -stated that the children'are
literally starving having had
nothing to eat from Thursday
In Denison all dogs run-
ning at large are required to be
muzzled. The appearance of a
a savage bull dog with his head
encased in a strong wire cage
is quite refreshing and gives the
spectator a pleasant- feeling in
the calves of the legs.
The freedmen in primes
county are all busy. Those in
the country on farms and
those in town finding sha-
dy places to rest their weary
heads.. They are kept "so
busy" keeping cool that alCoth-
er work is wholly neglected.
The Waco Examiner devotes
nearly a column to the defense
of Lang. The Statesman ac-
cuses him of having been a tool
for Tom Scott. The Exami
ner says JMr. Lang s character
does not need any refutation of
such a wild assertion yet it
grows red in the face and writes
Tubbs and Bowen two of
the men who had been engaged
in robbing freight cars on the
Central at Hearne were tried
on the 20th inst. A nolle pros
was entered as to Brown who
was then used as a-witness. The
jury found Tubbs guilty and
gave him two years.
A colored cook in a Deni-
son tavern has for some time
been in the habit 01 watting a
ham over the fence where it
was caught on the fly by an ac-
complice and triumphantly
borne off. Sacks of flourwere
given to misterious disappear-
ances and other supplies got
away. The cook was caught
flinging a ham over the fence.
This put a stop to his little
A special to the Galveston
News from Eagle Pass says
nothing definite is known of the
movement of Gen. McKinzie
and Col Shafter. It is suppos-
ed thev are going towards the
Saragossa mountains Mexicans
are voluuteering and horses be-
ing impressed. Their moe-
ments are warlike. The Mex-
ican officers are about sending
a messenger to the U. S. officers
to ascertain the cause of their
From this time forward
Denison will havetwo anniversa-
ies on one" day. Wednesday-
June 19 1878 will be a memer-
able epoch in the history of
Denison. Qn that day the first
rail was laidon the Denispnd
Pacific rajlroadanda nev im-pulsegiven.t-b
gress in.thattown. rThe-iotlLof
June is also Emancipation day
so the two anniversaries" can be
celebrated at once.
Colorado Citizen: Planters
complain of too much rain and
fear the early advent of cotton
worms. There is a large sur-'
plus of old corn which can be
bought at 30 cents a bushel.
Six marriage h'censes have been
issued during the last month.
Henry Prelsmeyer a German
suicided by cutting the leaders
of both arms w ith a raizor. He
bled to death.. '
Hicirtoned criminals get easy
positi6n or soft places in the
penitentiary. The Houston let-
eg am learns from a gentleman
just down from Huntsville and
who wentinside the walls that
Sam Noland sent from Houston
for killing a man is sweating in
a zebra suit in the carpenter
shop. Barna Hobby has a cool
shady place and easy position-
as plerk in one of the 'offices.
Judge McDough is to be hospi-
tal steward. Dr Tullis is also
on hospital duty..
The Galveston Neivs Jin a
local review of " matters and
things" says .the political
cauldron is perfectly tranquil
not so much as a bubble being "
visible. A noted colored indi-
vidual who has much influence
in Republican 'circles is saido
iavor aetn snepard lor con-
gress. The prospects for the -immediate
building of the G.
C. & S. F. railway are regarded .
as very favorable and it is ex-
pected the road will be comple--ted
to a paying point the com'
ing fall. In the city new-build-j
ings are going up in every di
rection. The Trcmont opens5
under favorable auspices. The
Washington Hotel is undergo-
ing a process of material im-
provement. A number of county conven-
tions were held on .Saturday
the following is the .result "re-
ported in the Galveston News
Smitfi county instructs for
Red River county forThrock-
Polk county willlgo forHub-5
Leon coanty instructions for
Lang'rejected delegates unin-'"
Aransas county for Hub--bard.
Medina county for Hubbard7
Dallas county will go for
A Most Wretched Policy.-
In reading a late issue ofthe Been ham.
Banner we. came upon this paragraph
from the proceedings ofthe Commissioner's
Court: 'Van.Beek Barnard &Tinsley of"
St. Louis allowed -$170.10 for blanks and O
stationery for District and County Clerks."
Here it is seen thaTthe County Court of
one of the. most intelligent communities in1.-
Texas deliberately sent.jhe)patronage. of
uic cuunijr to a instant state anu to a-nnn-that
never helps to develop our resources in
any way but on the contrary draws large
amounts from the state and carries it away -to
ennch others who have very little use for
Texans except when they can- use them.
This disposition lo run off after strangers
and patronize them rather than those at
home has helped as much as any other
thing to bring calamity upon the people for'
we had done so1 for so long a period that
the othersections of the country had a con-
tempt for our enterprise and intelligence
hence then- War nponns
Whatwul the people of St. Louis Ihin'c
of a town like Brenham which to them
seems incapable of enough enterprise to get
up a few blanks f Necessarily they wdl
form an erroneous Opinion of it and all
because the sapient (?)County Court thought-
it would sound large to have it said they
were getting work from St. Louis. For it
cannot truthfully be aleged that just as good
work and as cheap cannot be had at home
when the same terms are allowed here as
these St. Louis printers demand. We vnll
duplicate any of this firm's work if given
to us onthe same terms as they get it
What we mean to say is that if Texans
would patronize home in the matter of
printing they could get as good work and1
as cheap as eLewhere but they must not
expect to order a hundred blanks at home
on a credit and gel tnem as cneap as wnen
A fellow named Frisbie is
a man of his word. Four years
ago in Navarro county he at-
tacked a negro named Chat-
field with a big knife. Chatfield
defended himself with a stone.
Frisbie left bat promised to re-
turn and kill him. A few days
ago he returned and killed Chat-
field according to promise.
There is nothing like keeping
one's word. At last accounts'
Frisbie hand taken a walk.
ordering a thousand frooi a distant dry and'
pa) ing cash. This is just w here the Texas
press is accused of charging higher rates.
A clerk will wall into the oSce of his
county printer and order ene hundred blanks
and after getting them perhaps omit pa-
ing for them for six months and then when
he lias to pay. gets mined and orders a
thousand from some distant firm and sends
cash with the order. In the one case he-
writes his own form and gets exactly what
he wants and in the uUier takes such
form as the distant printer keeps standing-
tor use Dy pernaps nunoreas ot anierent
If the Commissioners Court of Washing-
ton county had given Rankin of the Ban-
nek the $170 they no donbt would have"
received as good work and by this time
that money w ould hav e been made ta pay
a dozen different debts; On the contrary!'
that sum has helped to impoverish the
count for it has forever gone from it to a
firm who will never patronize the people
to the extent of one dollar.
1 he disposition of our officials to oper-
ate against the home press has done more
to cripple it and prevent it from becoming
what it ought to be than ev ery other cause
No State but Texas has ever entertain-
ed such a spirit of hostility towards lU
press andoone received so indefatigable a
service at its hands. Mexia Ledger.
Disilesio ApODACA second
in command of the San Elizario
mob was arrested on the 16th.
inst by the rangers.
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