Brenham Weekly Banner. (Brenham, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 50, Ed. 1, Friday, December 12, 1879 Page: 3 of 4
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13u?T0Sijants a daily paper
There is somrtalk of'cstab-
lbh1ng4HfaiIy paper atChappell
HilL --. -?
in the Long Poi
.v:A.5 '. V "W.A. J
c all smiies-tne little turnips
The engine was
day afternoon 'pumping
KBCEIrns 01 cuiiuil ncic
quite- Kgitt" yesterday. The
market is unchanged.
' - - Sisf ofr the'f en gamblers fined
' 'on.Tuesday'wcnttqjail having
t:jA tc nastiheir.firtes. -
now-Vw. older. The ground
P- S.M.L. -V-.
.TflEjOaily and WeeKlyFAK-
kek is always an. sue iVL
Kattmann & CoVbobkT store
and newsdeppt. V&
Abe;M8VBRis 'doings wiiblc-
' .sale toy business.jjEriday he
"suppliedT two country stores
with holiday stocks.
SThe " "TeHip"mncefKSoricl.
Jield einjregular meeting
on Mondayvenfng and took
in one new member
etc. burned out of the Real
P1r& stMtsonSituraajewerer -
.thronged with people white
and black. 'and a large trade
was done by our merchants.
Geiman M.' Ji. cburcli have al-
ready. owffiniencoi irfakihgar-
rangements fota Christmas tree.
.NEARLVall the lossesby thVj
recent firthave been fairly- and
impartially adjusted. The burnt
nn Wednesdavjnorninsca north
er reached uif J&WdoidyaHa j
quite'eool throughout the day.
loafers on Ae pktforat is now
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r .aj-s-f iflB Tfim.-;
strictly en&J&dJai'd'w 1iest'eSoce thygra.denitovn: m& 'fjh-
"order prevails 'when trains are
X nL-ij" "" UiM UtWW "
der theftutorsliip qf Prof. TRIelc
is making- rapid -progress and
bids fair to" become a Jrst-class
'IL " ' ' "
railway lias been commenced
in the f Ity limits'.
sas. Oarreporters Invwfailed
to fmi any of them for thejflir;
t pose of jatengiving.:
jgeneral "hog-killing" daytei
alt pa6"of the county'by Uibs
.who weie fortunate-enough to
have porkhqgs to kill.
publicschools will be made the
recipients of Christmaspresents
j at the hands of ttieir pupils;
vThe-arbitrators have agreed i
uponthedamages toefrop -
cxiy 01 ui. 1. 3 ir MiiauiMui
kin.situated on JFeststreet;
1 T .
TilEcity ordinance in regard
weapons especially pjstols
should" at once beso amended
as to cbnfdanj To"l the?Revised
Statutes. " '
"BL'ACK-ORAUGHT" cures costive-
ness and skk headache. ikildiiyJ.THittam.
( Still Another. The quid
city Berlin during the next few
dayft The material will soon
Fast 'Time. On Saturday
the BannerV receivcfLa better
written -iii" Bellville on the ist
inst and postmarked the same
day. It must have been off on-
a pleasure trip.
The adjusters have settled
for the damage to awnings torn
down on the south side of San-
dy between Ant and St. Char-
les streets; the carpenters are
now' engaged in replacing them.
The insurauce adjusters who
have been -in the city for the
past week: adjustinglosses and
investigating the cause'of the
recenc nre leu lorjnorae Dy
Hudson charged vith. .the
murder .of Geo. Roland at
Friday. theMZth lnSt&3edet
fense.it -is thought will make
applications for change of ven
ai uic rcsiaence 01 m. j. jhiaju
a day or two ago-and efTected
a permanent organization by
the election of th& Jbupwng
ofncersr '$&: Jacob president
ana insrrucior assisiea Dy i.ev
Jacob Voorsanger of Houston
and Rev E. Rosenbluth of
-DjIenhamfAbe llarrison secre -
Ury and treasurer. Meetings
every Sunday at 1 . M
Correction". The Banner
committed an unintentional
errbrJn eSyingtlfiat major Penn
had been ordained a Prcsbyte-
'nanJhinTstcf. JHeifers p rddined
as Si 'minister op'the Baptist
Mrs. R. v. BeasseV assisted
by Miss Witteborg gave a
I splendid concert at industry on
ijSaturdayfcvenin'g Jast.R hich ."is
trea't finely enjoyed by the large
j audience present.- "-
ded by- forty rap ofsuccesful triiL-Sold
Tie office of the Texas Sen-
tinel has-been removed to the
terial has been ordered and it
is likely that its publication will
be resumed on or before the
first of January.
Much has been said about
I thcexodus movement but?
gentleman' vejitjired the remark
on Saturday tKat ifmany had
gone to Kansas he couldn't
tnisswthemr judging by the
FiNPrcrukE. Thereis now
on'exliibTtton tjlhfe; Mclntyre
house a.pencil'potraiP'of Buf-
falill?9Ke4l2iadravniProf. C. E. 'Addison-s-the'i'original
sSap man. It is an excellent
likenessUandjwas executed in
5iwJ-Pu6Bffifflgtf dafly pa-
petis "ar funny Blisinfessf'atafl
events" it looks as if some dGfe
daily papers in Brenham were
'published forrfun.TJ;Tie anore
dailies the more fun. The field
of joom for ninny Jellows.
f '"Rain. On Thursday night
this vicinity was visited by quite
aliavy rain Accompanied y
ge ofVasPbenefieto w
Itation. In several low places
along the Santa-Fe grade quite
extensive pools of water were
Gone. Rev. E. F. Stroeter
for the' 'past three y'eaWpastor
of the German M. E. church in
tKiscity leff-on Friday for St.
Paul Minn. where he takes
charge of a congregation. Rev.
Wm. Pfaeffle P. E. of this city
ton using calomel nd trr "BLACK"
"irSXNf aTe KXieway.-
W. Snyder contractor who
isiieu nas oeen at wors ueiovv
Bellville delivering ties on
Monday passed throughrown
with all his teams en route for
the line in Burleson county
where he will engage in getting
Christmas Trkes. So far as
Steiave heard noal'.of theJwfe
day schools have made any
preparation for Christmas trees.
Thisijoyous season is near at
hand and the children are be
coming anxious. The Banner
-willbe" happy.jto- make an-
R tk vn 'Firi'" "Dnrinrr
Trsdayjjight'xain af Inde-
pendence efght barrels of lime
on the coUegegroundswereto-
talfy destroyed Sy the rain 'and
15p fcetjofjumber was set on
fire and burned up by the slak-
f SI!f?e" j ftorm-yjas
kyfikr Iimw afl TnH(npnrfinrp
Years creek was swimming.
Died On the 10th irist at
the residence of her son-in-law
17i P Melfon'UwWashing'Jon'
rs Minerva X wife ofMaior
JohnDoran.t The deceased was
a daughter'.of Col. Sterling .Ro-
Also on same day near Wash
ington the youngest child of the
F. M. Evans.
r The Texas Mtecnba$kcr a
weekly .paper rputilisued at
Brenham Texas was born
lived and died; all within the
brief space of a few months.
There was no reioicintr at its
tbirtn ahd.christening no enthu-
ful life and 'no-" mourning" o"r
gnashing of teeth or wearing of
sackcloth and .ashes at its death.
Itsexisteneejand history pmay
be thus briefly epitomized : It
was born; it lived ; it died.
hBHuil'f.g Vl'T .JC ?!). -:G
AN liXPERiMENT. ine other
day a person took a hog's blad-
der to the gas well on the Sei-
dell place and-by putting a
reed or cane in the orfice of the
bladder succeeded in inflating
it with gas the bladder was
then securely tiid and taken
home. At night it was punc
tured with a needle and a light
applied the gas escaping slow
ly through the opening tnus
made burned all right. Mr.
W. A. Stuckert of Wesley;
vouches-for this gas story.
Real Estate transfers for the
week ending Dec. 10th reported
by C. F. Herbst of the county
Lulu P Robbins and husband
fo HellenX). Perry lot in Bren-
J. R. Hines and wife to B. F.
Elliott 811 acres Prior league
'" John Giesscl and wife 'to W.
Roehji 220 acresSj. woodward
Louis and Effie Browning to
city of Brenham lot in Brenham
lot in Brenham $300.
P. I. Willis to Edmund Green
1 part of lot 94 in Brenham. Stoo
l C R. Breedlove to Edmond
Green bouse and lot in Bren-
The Banner is indebted to
Rev. Wm. Car' Crane presi-
dentrof Bavlor University? :for
the Jbllowing. statistical infbr-
Whole number of students
entered ince February last 96;
number t since "September 8th
70; average age. 18 1-2 years
of whom only- 5- are und;r 10
years of age and only 12 under
15 ; all except 12 are over 15 ;
the oldest is- 35 ; nine are stu-
dents for the ministry alljOT;-
da'ined .ministers- exceptthree ;
seventeen besides Prof. T. J.
Chandler board with the presi-
dent; twelve board elsewhere;
sixteen are pupils whose parents
are temporarily residing at In-
dependence for educational pur-
poses ; ten rids on horseback
from 2 to 6 miles ; fifteen are
children of old citizens. Pupils
grade frotrT'clementary English
to senior collegiate ; twenty-six
study LatinpeightGreek; twelve
German; six French and Span-
ish; one Hebrew and all Enj-lish-'Grammar
Mathematics and spelling.
Mr. James Brown Sheriff of
l-ee county .has -succeeded in
arresting near Rockdale four
men implicated in the recent
daring -robbery of Dean and
Wamble's storg at- Deanville..
The Banner learns Xrorn a gen-
tleman from Burton that .thi
Sauls boys who were at' Dean
ville at the time oTthe robbeiy
have gone oGtddings toiden;
tify the prisoners. In addition
toThTEfthree mcri""wHo'dfd the
'iob" aifourth man has been ar-
rested.ljTnelatter whose name
our informant did not know
lived in the neighborhood and
was aware that Dean and Wam-
ble had the money in their safe;
he was familiar with the-surroundings
and is supposed to
have posted the bandits. It is
more" that likfclyjthat they are
the same partywho-so success-
fully pbbedi-country stores tin
Fayetteana "Bastrop bounties
CotF. W. JohnsrS of Trav-
is cojinty isjn( theity a guest
of Major M-A. Bryan. The
colonel is one oftlie-old origin-
al Texans having came to the
stateini826 he is ifTow in"his
L8oth year. jHe is now engaged
in writing an autobiography in
connection with thearly his-
tory ofTexasand leaves to-day
for the-City o'f Mexicq via GaJ-
veston7NewlDrleans and Tam-
r f '
Mason and Hasilin Organs
are tfjbesBirfthe world. -
Geo! W. Moore -rv.
'J- - ZZZr
OBrruARy. Ther city cart
horselhas hauled his last load-of
dirt !ate his last bait of oats
whinnied his last whinny and
like a true and faithful horse
hasjiandedjnjiis cheeks.. His
name was Richard;his .agei6
sweet Sixteen' But alyenerable
age for a horse. Richard had
been the property ofthe city of
Brenham for ten years and dur-
ing the whole decade was al-
ways ready for duty day after
day rain or shine he was at his
post. During his career he had
many masteis but his morals
were always incorrupable he
never drank a drink of whiskey
swore 'an oath staid out late of
a night or went to "owl or dem
ocratic meetings. He was noted
for His sound horse sense and
discression. Peace to the ashes
of old Richard. v
Chew Jackson's best Sweet Navy Tobacco?
JBreniami does.aonuch larger
jobbing trade than many per
sons suppose; a majority ofthe
neighborhood stores in this and
adjoining counties as well as
many of the small stores in
town buy all their goods ot pur
wholtsale dealers and we be-
lieve have no cause to regret it
in fact a BAjNERreporteroyer-
heard a country-dealer xemark
that he could do as well here in
smalLnurchases as by going to
tt' .K t r-f..Ll - Tt'
nuusiuil ui - vjaivcikuii. Aug
Banner offers unusual facilities
businesSjknpwn having a large
ctrculatonm Washingtdif Aus-
tin? -Burleson Led Fayette and
Wgller counties. t
The pauper prpblem as will
be seen by reference to the
proceedings ofthe commission-
erscourtjhas at ast been defi-
nitely disposed of by Tlie estab-
lishment a county farm. The
farm is already the property of
the county' 'and 'permanent
buildings will be erected upon
fng ofthe paupers'is let out by
the month but it is likely that
by the time anotheryear passes
the county will have the larm in
a condition to appoint a super-
intendent and board the pau-
pers itself. 'We think the con-
tract just made an advantage-
ous one for the county.
'Firemen's Ball.-As there are
nqholiday tails spoken of the
Ba'nner suggests that a grand
ball to be given by the entire
fire department. If all the com-
panies unite a grand success can
be made. The new city hall
could 'be4 -utilized" and if too
small another hall could also
be engaged. An early meeting
with this object in view is sug-
gested. Marriage Licenses issued
by 11. M. Lewis county clerk
for the ucek ending Dec. nth :
Gabriel KcWtr a'rvl Judy Telder.
Albert Kunkel an 1 Mary Kiclitcr.
Ad HetcliTand I!. It. Eldndoc.
Lse McGce and Alice Chanpcll.
V. Ro-nbanm and H. Wenmeir.
Terry Wilker and llmaline Pleasant.
M. Ro a-vi Willie . Simmons.
ThriTOa Fclderand MineraCroby.
Charles Graeber and Louisi Ticmm.
Frank Wllnms and Adiline Vilham.
T. C Thomson an 1 Mary J. Mallhcva
THE BABKEK'3 DAUOHTEK.
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The Collier combination ap-
peared at the opera house last
night toti large and fashionable
audience but not as large as the
merits of the play deserve. The
'piece presented was the "Bank-
er's Daughter." The plot is
as follows: Lilian the Banker's
daughter loves a young Ameri-
can artist the father's house is
embarrassed. John Strebelow
a rich man is also a suitor for
her -hand; a meeting takes
place at the banker's house;
the banker by marrying his
daughter to Strebelow can save
his credit; the daughter rejects
the artist and marries the rich
man; a trench count appears
also as a suitor but is rejected.
The scene changes to Paris.
John Strebelow is living in mag-
nificent style. The artist appears
at his house and renews his
love; the count discovers the
interview; a duel ensues and the
artist is killed; the wife confess-
es her love for the artist; a scp-
eration ensues; after a lapse ol
three years through the inter-
cession of a daughter a recon-
ciliation is effected and happi-
ness reigns supreme. The char
acter of Lilian is admiriably
sustained by Miss Marie. JKiin-
wright the various emotions
are acted naturally and to the
life. Mr. Lotiis James as John
.Strebelow did some .very fine
acting;ftj'r.tCollier as the French
count is tiinrughly at home and
in the yuelfwith' Harry Rout-
Iedge.the artist Mr. Frank Rob-
erts did some excellent fencing.
Mrs. Jflcote as Mrs. Brown
maid wife and widow.displayed
fine comedy acting and created
much merriment; she is piquant
and vivacious Geo. JKash-
ington Phipps the tourist (Mr.
If'alcote was business all the
way through. The banker's
Babbage &. IFestbrook Fors-
bergand Tilton were well up in
their parts representing the cool
calculating business men to per-
fection. Mr. Wilks as Brown
the retired millionaire was ex-
cellerityin 'fart all-of the com-
pany were well up in their parts
andstHe play moved along like
clock-work. It is comedy and
tragedy amL'glides from the
rediculous to Uie sentimental as
easily as the scenes are shifted.
The piece is splendidly set and
mounted considering of course
that the company carries its
own scenery.The Collier com-
bination is .decidedly the best
company we 'have had here this
season and we believe the au-
dience' was universally satisfied.
Ladies! cct permanent relief by using
"BlACK-DRAUGHT-" Soldby j.Tjis-
7 MAT CODT.
The excitement among the
small boys and many of ma-turerjgrowth-was
worked up to
fevecheat over the announce-
menfthat therveritable "Buffalo
Bill"ftras coming. Last night
the gallery of the opera house
was crowded'to its utmost ca-
pacity-while the parquette was
was well filled the attraction
beingiBuffalo BilLandihis com-
bination in' "May Cody7' a
thrilling drama of frontier life
thescenes save the first being
laid in Mormondom and
the drama itself hanging
on the Mountain Meadow
massacre for which John D.
Lee the leader of the "'Dan-
ites" was executed by shooting
two years ago last spring: It
is a very vivid illustration of
Mormon iniquity perfidy and
crime arid'is worth more by its
life-like portrayal of what Mor-
monismrreaHyns towards awak-
eninglhe sentiment ofthe peo-
ple against the hideous and
mons'trous practices of those
strange and deluded people than
all the lectures books and
speeches put together. The
portrayal js so; vivid as to give
the audience almost an ocular
demonstration of Mormon do-
ings. We will not attempt to give
a criticism but - will say that
every scene t.f every act is
thrillingand emotional. Buffalo
Bill (Hon. w. F..Cody) in the
different characters he repre-
sents fully:sustaiijelhis reputa-
tion and wasgr'ee ted "with hearty
applause. Having himself acted
the characters -he-simulates on
the stage he coulcLnot well be
otherwise thannatural; without
going into further particulars
suffice to saytliat'the entire
company were' all well up in
their parts -and the entire piece
went off smoothly and to the
intense satisfaction of the am-
menseaudience. This compa-ny-willjjdraw:
wherever they go.
The Outlook. A prominent
merchant informed a Banner-reporter
the other day that the
business outlook for next year
is by ho means "rose tinted."
Many farmers by a tight
squeeze are able to pay up but
to do so takes all their ready
money. The corn crop was
virtually a failure so little bacon
will be made last year nearly
all the farmers raised their own
meat. Next year meat as well
as groceries and perhaps meal
will have to be furnished to
farmers by merchants and as all
these articles are cash in the
market the prospects for a
good business are by no means
Fair Warning. Mr. Sam
Stoncproprtetor of the opera
house gives fair'warning to all
boys and young men that he
has employed several persons
who will report their names for
misbehavior such as whistling
cat calls and the like. An at-
torney has been e.igaged and
they will bc-prosccutqd for dis-
turbing public amusement. In
addition to thib their names will
be furnishfed the 'door keeper
and they w ill not be admitted
under any v-ircumsLinces. Or-
der will be maintained.
A light rain Monday.;
Firewood is abundant and cheap.
What color is the ej e of ajiccJle f
A dry dock A physician taking a
The city is remirkably q aiet and Or-
derlj. Black birds arc here look out forbad
Urick and mortir will sooi be in ac-
Try Gerbcr's Stonewall whiskey and
St. Louis beer.
Streets in the vicinity of ihe late fire
peed cleaning t.p.
1 Only clctcn prisoners now confined
in the county jaiL
Raffling is all-the-go" with ouryoung
bloods after tea.
Farmers arc busy making preparation
for another crop.
Many men become round shouldered
by carrying troable.
-r-There arc only six county comicts at
work on the bnckyanl.
Fall gardens rre a luxury not to be
enjoyed this season.
Jake Xcus is the place to take in a
'-little more warmth."
Brenham is one of the best cotton
markets in the btate.
The new engine house and city hall
will soon be finuhed
The Brenham colored brass band
make cry good music.
A general tock law U what Washir g-
ton county needs just now.
Brick work on the new Presbyterian
church is nearly complete.
The Kansas fever cmong the colored
people is somewhat abating.
Korses are cheap in Brenham; it taken
a splendid animal to bring $100.
There was not a single case before the
Mayor's court Tuesday morning.
Goods can be bought .in Brenham at
retail as cheap as in Galteston.
Mrs. J. T. Norton has receh ed a fine
assortment of pew millinery .goods.
Cotton is rolling in'o Iowa at a In ely
rate caused by the advance in"pnces.
The free "deliveries of some of our gro-
cery merchants are a great convenience.
That fearful maladj matrimony is
raging to an alarming extent in this section.
Nothing so quickly dries a womanls
tears as a tover's kiss. Welve seen it tried.
Tramps would do well to gie Bren-
ham a wide berth its not a good place for
The eeneral health of the city is tol
erably good ; we hear of but few cases of
Brenham has hjlf a dozen restaurants
three hotels and innumerable privateboard-
Abe Merer is on hand as usual with
a big stock of toys which he is offering at
Hard times doesn't seem to discour-
age the aerage onng man with matri.
The sick man at the Mclntyre House
is receivings ery attention at the hands of
the proprietor and boarders.
Brenham has more real pretty girls
and handsomer married women than any
tow n of its size in the State.
But few Brenham husbands meettheir
wives with --smiles" on their lip; they wipe
them off before they get home.
Several car loads of lumber were re-
ceived Tuesday by our lumber dealers not"
enough however to fill orders on hand:
There must have-been a good many
dry fellows in town Monday judging from
the frequent ringing of the little bell punch.
E. L. Salley the grocer has re-open
cd in the cotton exchange building and is
prepared to sell and dtln er goods as herc-
torore. About 25 colored men left town on
Monday for Burleson county where they
will engage in cutting ties for the Santa Fe
Small boys are beginning to think it's
about lime to start a couple of cases of
mumps and breakup the school which of
course wouldn't reopen until after Chnst-
mcs. Mr. Julian McFarland has received a
superb stock of Japanese goods such as
work-baskets wall-pockets ases urns
etc. made of ratan. They are the very
thintrs foThandsome Christmas presents.
A very 1 arge crowd of both
white and colored assembled at
the courthouse last night the
occasion being a presentation.
The Brenham Brass Band col-
ored had for half an hour or
more been discoursing excel-
lent music. At eight o'clock
on motion of Ca'pt. JackLandes
Mr. Algea Hunt was invited to
the chair. The chairman ex-
plained the object of the meet-
ing to be the presentatation of
a cornet to Prof. Hicks. Col.
D. C. Giddings was called for-
ward when Prof. Ball 'in his
own name and in the name ofthe
people of Washington county
presented Col. Giddmg a cornet.
Col. Gidding's receiving the in-
strument addressed Prof. Hicks
complimenting him very highly
on his efforts as instructor of
the Brenham Brass Band and
making some very happy re-
marks upon the benefits of" mu-
sic.not only as a fine art but as
an instigator of gopd morals.
He then addressed himself to
the colored people saying that
he regarded the meeting of the
two races on such an occasion
as an omen of good will. The
two races are beginning to un-
deastand.eaeh other and to har-
monize; race interests are
identical ; said great credit was
due the colored race for what
they had accomplished ; the
colored race had done remark-
ably well. Col. Giddings closed
by saying : To you Mr. Hicks
I A present this horn with the
good wishes and kindly regards
of the people of Washing-
ton county. Mr. Hicks
receiving the instrument
responded bnefly and appro
priately! saying his business
was blowing not speaking
Several other speeches were
made. The horn is a beauti-
ful imported cornet and bears
the following inscription: "Pre-
sented to Prof. C. P. Hicks by
the people of Washington coun-
ty as a token of their respect
for him as a gentleman and ap-
preciation of his abilities as a
musician through Prof. J. P.
The Emerson Piano is the
parlor favorite; established in
1848. ' Geo. W. Moore
Piano and Organs.
Nothing the world equals '"BLACK-
DRAUGHT"' in female diseases. Soldby
An Attorney. During the
trial of the African gamblers on
Tuesday the case of a sports
man was called when a non-
liccnscd or brevet-attorney vol
unteered his services after a
very brief consultation the ama-
tuer Blackstone advised his
client to plead guilty; the gam-
bler did so and the usual fine 01
ten-dollars was entered up. At
this s.tagc of the proceedings
the non-licensed lawyer gave
notice of appeal. The court
nodded its head and remarked
"We will not discuss that sub-
ject now" the fine stands of record.
11 1 ! 1111 11 inn 1 1 11 "i i' 1 1 111 11 mill
A special term of the court
was begun on .Monday Decem-
In vacation Sam Reader col-
ored aged 7 years 'was sent to
the pauper farm.
Lindsay allowed $2 for car-
rying pauper to poor farm-
The quarterly reports were
dfscussed and also the pauper
Rouse & Murphy allowed 50
cents for glazing window in
Sam Portis allowed S25 for
repairing kitchen at county jail.
Wood & Low allowed 525
for lumber used at county jail.
Adjourned until Tuesday Qtli
when the following order was
made: Ordered that the com-
pensation of the county judge
for his administration of the
school law a"? provided by Art.
3745 Revised Statutes shall be
be paid by county treasurer
monthly upon the countyjudges
Assessment of B FMorcman
on 100 acres of land reduecd
from J5io to $6 p'er acre.
when it wa orderfcdthatS33.gS
be allowed Beaumont Lumber
company fdr lumber furnished
J M'Lockett road overseer for
bridges." - i ""
Ordered Jhat tlie bid offered
by Dr. T.-O. Hynes be accep-
ted for the contract.with Wash-
ington couuty to keep and
maintain jffhe paupers oFsaid
county for the year 1SS0 a?
follows: The said county to
furnish said Hynts free of rent
the tract of land belongingto
said county known as the coun
ty poor farm containing abou
34 acres of land .with proper
and sufficient houses and fenc-
ing in good repair and fire wood
standing (free of charge) also
the necessary furniture bed-
ding and clojning for the pau-
pers during' the year and. the
said Hynes to receive take care"
of maintain and support said
paupers to furnish medicine
and medical attention to said
paupers and to bear funeral ex-
penses of such paupers as may
die during said year and said
county to pay s?id Hynes in
consideration of said mainten-
ance and support six dollars
and fifty cents each per month
for such paupers as may be
placed in his charge.
Ordered that the county-
judge be authorized to contract
for the erection on the county
farm of two box houses each
to be i6Sf32 feet with stack chim
neys in center."
Adjourned till regular trrm.
Ordered that the fire depart-
ment of the city of Brenham be
authorized to erect a reservoir
on the southeast corner of the
Ordered that that the county
clerk procure the necessary
books for the tax assessor of
Richard Mackey allowed S750
for wood for courthouse and
lumher used on courthouse.
Officers of county court al
lowed usual fees injlunacy case
of J. H. Craig. County clerk
allowed J"5 for recording deed
from C. W. Klaeden guardian
Catherine IHekel to the county
ol Washington county.
County'-'iudge -McAdoo and
commissioners Phears Winkel-
man and Moore allowed $3 per
day each for four days and
day lour days attendance in
court". Adjourned till January
and fe cr impossible Sold by J. Tristram.
i .County Court
Tuesday. Joseph Foller un-
lawfully allowing a horse to go
wjtliin art enclosure. Finedj5io
and "costs. f '
"Je'rry Crowder colored betting-
at monte; fined $10 and
. ""!. -1h
gamingi'fineci gio'and coslsV
Edj Robertson colored.igam-
ing. fined Sio and costs.
Louis Harvey colored gam-
ing fined J5io and costs.
Watt Leeke colored gaming
fined J5I0 and costs.
Warren Cooper colored gam-
ing J5l0 and costs. I
Holmes Davidson colored
dealing a banking game fined
S25 and costs. .'.:fc i
Oather colored gaming fin-
ed. S"io and costs. -
Charles Kavanaugh colored
gaming fined gio and costs.
Thursday. City of Brenham
vs. Elias Silas colored appeal
from mayor's court. Elias was.
fined for being drunk and dis-
orderly. A motion was made
to quash on the ground that the
ordinance violated was not spe-
cified in the affidavit. Motion
sustained and defendant dis-
missed. City of Brenham vs. Louis
Schilling unlawfully carrying a
six-shooter. Motion to quash
on the ground that the ordin-
ance violated was not specified
in the affidavit also that the
penalty prescribed for the of-
fense by the city ordinance is at
variance with the state la'w.
Motion sustained and defendant
State of Texas vs. Geo. Craw-
ford colored theft of corn.
Jury trial verdict not guilty.
Adjourned for the term.
Woolkly Cotton Statement.
The following are the receipts
for two weeks ending Friday
Dec. 5 1879.
Net receipts bales 2c63
Stock on hand 274
Total receipts this season 14 S13
Freight to New York all rail
$1.10 per 100; freight to New
York rail and water 96c. per
1'or every acl c p 1.11 and bruise on m n
or b'.asiUnclv.Murs.Xercand Uonel Jr-
inicnt l the ll.lin. Su'lby 1.1 n-trini.
inw 1 1 1 11 1 u
uidUMUitlHJUIiMMHim MBUPH-IIIM.il I Ill .III! B W aw i.
.. We liad a splendid rain
about midnight of Thursday
night the first good rain since
the '" big rain" in Ap"nl or May
last. Everybody and every-rfeg
tlung-hcems to be better spirits
Three of our old and valued
citi7ens are sick John M.
Brown Hardin White and J.
W. McCowen Sr. but are all
improving and I hope -to see
them out soon.
Dr. Lyd Smith had a nice
enjoyable party at his house
Thursday evening given to
Miss Tannic Hynes of your
Kansas fever is now running
low and but little said about it.
I understand several are trying
to get back and many want to
I was at " Graball" Thursday
and much pleased. Wood and
Baldridge are doing a great deal
of business each has two or
two or three genteel clever
clerks and both arc clever
I had the pleasure of meeting
with Ed. Lockctt of the tax
office who very kindly showed
me the result of-his inspection
of the " bell punch." Strange
that there was so much more
drinking in October than in
I hadhc pleasure of meeting
rc-HT CSt""HLil :
December 8th 1879.
Several showers of rain have
fallen here. -
Rev. Thomas of Columbjs
preached an eloquent sermon
at the Methodist church last
The chandalicrs for the new
church have arrived but as yet
have not been placed in position.
Messrs. J. A. Bowers and Q.
Bone have returned from a trip
to Bell county; they express
themselves as being well pleas-
ed with their trip.
Miss Minnie Anderson who
has been sojourning in Virginia
for the past two years has re-
turned home to the great de-
light of her many friends.
Mr. I. H. Bowers of Gates-
ville is here on business. He
will remain several days.
December 8 1879.
On Saturday night last we
had an interesting entertain-
ment of officers in the grange
which has recently been re-organized.
All the old officers
hold-their places. The attend-
ance was not very large yet we
had a very pleasant time.
Grange work will now go on.
There was 165 pupils present
at the Baptist church Sunday
school on Sunday morning.
I Dr. Crane preached a fine ser
mon. Alter services liLys Love
was baptised. At 3 1-2 p. si. at
the Baptist church Anderson
was ordained i. minister of the
Gospel. Rev. Keefer preached
the sermon Dr. Luther deliv-
ered the charge and Dr. Crane
presented the Bible. Rev. Mc-
Shan preached at the -M. E.
Dr. Rippetoe has petitioned
the commissioners' court to
change the road from Big Sandy
to his gin-house. I hope the
court will grant it so that the
celebrated mud-hole in Rippe-
toerslane may be a thing of the
pas S. N. J.
H.' VT. Qraber. Watchmaker and
Jenrcweler Brenham Texas.
Brenham-Dec. 9 1879.
Fi tends and Fellow Citizens
of Washington County:
I desire to extend to you my
heartfelt thanks for the kind
generous recognition which you
have shown me in my efforts as
a musician since I have resided
To the white gentlemen who
were present on the night ofthe
6th inst. upon which occasion I
was the recipient of a handsome
instrument I will say thatyour
appreciation of the good will
that exists among both races in
this vicinity and your recogni-
tion of the good intentions and
evident improvement of the col
ored people in this county 1
consider one of the highest trib-
utes that could be paid to us a
colored people. To the colored
gentlemen who were present
and who by their philanthropy
assisted in making the affair a
complete success 1 will say that
I fully appreciate their kindness
and desire to do all in my
power to retain their confidence
in the future as I have reason
to beleive I gained it in the
past. I am proud to say that
during my residence among
you I have ..been treated with
courtesy and respect by both
the white and colored citizens
ofthe county and I will always
remember the philanthropic citi-
zens of Washington county
with gratitude and admiration.
Again thanking all of my "kind
friends I am
C. P. Hicks.
Thanks. Frank Evansich
desires thus publicly to return
his sincere thanks to a num-
ber of his friends for their kind
ness and consideration in pre-
senting him with -a purse.
Tlionsinds of dollars are saved e.ery
year by progressive farmer who use. Uncle
Hani's Condition Pun der ic feeding their
stock. It restores ihe sick adds to tin. Use-
fulness increases the !cnuly..r.rid promotes
the growth. Soil by J 'I n trm.
. rronChappeirEUl " 'V'MAKKET KEFOKT.
I ".- -s TT
Ghappctl 11:11 Dec iab 1S79
While our little town is fa-
mous her "literary and social"
qualities and her unusual quiet
ness yet she sometimes creates
ripple on the sea of current
Ifitt5snttf hv :iif-?i nc :i 'Mnnrilr
marriage" &c. To-day at 10
o'clock the Methodist church
was filled with a large circle of
friend's to witness the marriagd
of Miss Mary Matthews daugh
ter of Rev. Jacob Matthews a
most estimable young lady of
our community to Col. T. C.
Thompson a prominent citizen
of Burleson county. The cer-
emony was performed by Rev.
E. D. Titts. D. D.. of Sherman.
The party left on the 1 1 o'clock
train for the capitol to attend
the Texas Corifenmce ; while
our good wishes follow the cou-
ple we can but regret the loss
of such a prominent member of
our literary and social circles.
As coon as the ceremony was
over at the Methodist church
the audience at once repaired
to the Baptist church to.witness
the marriage of Miss Willie
Simmons another star of our
community to Mr. Ross a res-
ident now of Burnett county
but formerly of this place. The
ceremony was performed by
the Rev. Q. T. Simpson.
It is true there is another
church here Prcsbpterian but
your reporter saw nothing that
indicated a marriage there. If
there had been no doubt the
cry of "robbery" would have
went up from tlie assemblage.
The brides and bridesgrooms
were escorted to the train bv
a large number of friends to bid
Rev. F. T. Mitchell of your
town was present to-day at the
marriage "of Miss Matthews.
Mr. G. H. Northington and
family of Wharton county is
on a visit to relations and
The Daily Repot tct has made
its appearance in our burg and
it does se'em to us that Bren-
ham is putting-on airs. Three
dailies ? Ah 1 yes. Well go it
boys if three of you can't
make asea portoutof Brenham
come down and try Chappell.
Hill you can find news suffi-
cient here to run four dailies
and if you subside there are
any number of editors here who
whould purchase your (raw)
material. We don't invite the
Banner down for we get
enough of them so says the
deputy P. M. who has to 'dis-
tribute them every Friday
Crops all gathered and ne-
groes gone to Kansas. L. E. C.
If the fool is known by his folly what is
he who tnlleswitha cold? A cough isna
tures warning of pen! prophetic of dis-
ease consumption and death ) et how many
neglect to practically recognize this p'ain
ruth till their health is impaired arid
strength wasted. Have you a cold? Ellen's
Extract of Tar and Wild Cherry is invalu-
able as a safe and reliable remedy for
coughs. coldsaoup catarrh and consump-
tion and if you are wise you will at once
try it. Sold and warranted by J. Tristram.
The Daily Repot tet is the
name of a new daily paper
started in this city the first
issue of which made its appear-
ance yesterday. It is a very
neat six column paper pub-
lished by Stallings & Sayle?.
The cause of its coming is thus
accounted for in its salutatory :
"Brenham is assuming a posi-
tion of greater commercial im-
portance than ithas evebefore
occupied; and in the opinion of
the proprietors now demand a
paber devoted especially tothe
advancement of its commercial
interests." It is politically on
the fence professing to be inde-
pendent in politics; which be-
ing liberally interpreted means
that it is as likely to republican
as greenbacker or mayhap
" conservative" anything ex-
cept democratic. We wish it
success. "There's millions' in
I have received notice from
manufacturers of an advance of
10 per cent on all lines of pi-
anos to take tffect January 1st
1880. To save this advance I
have ordered and have en route
from factories a large stock of
First Class Instruments which
I will seell at bottom price.
Parties who contemplate pur-
chasing will save from j20 to
$50 by giving their orders this
month.- New music received
daily. Geo. W. Moork
Mother when your dear baby sutlers id
teething use Dr. WinchelPs Teething Sjr-
up it soothes the pain regulates the bow-
els quickly cures colic brings naturatslcep
and is so charming in all its effects that if
you oseit once you will use it alwaysSold
by J. Tnsiram at only 2? cents a bottle.
M. Russi at Potter's old
stand offers goods remarkably
cheap and delivers them free.
tS5 Be sure and see those I2jc. dress
goods as they are very cheap and hand-
some; 2S inches wide at C A. POTTtR.
Men jouths. boys and children will find
the largest and bet selected stock oCCloth-
ing and Overcoats at .
D. W. BLOOsmutcii &; Co.
Kgi My entire clothing stock marled
down 3; percent to make room for spring
Cows and Calves ht Sale.
Parlies desinrg tJ urchac milk cows
with j oung calves can be-supplied by ap-
plying to H. M. Lewis at the county
FANCY FRESH FLOUR
Just received a car load by
E. L. Salley.
Pec ish chddrer ha e w orms. Dr. Jaquc's
r!Hm.H U'nmi ffllf. Will dStfOV lllC
vi nrms and make the children hanor. &
Unde Sam's Harness Oil put on to your
h-irneis will make the leather look new
and keep it soft and pliable. Give it a truL
ETj Ladies hac you heard jet that C
A. Potter is selling the cheapest and nicest
dress goods in Brenham. Cue hima calk
Just received a new and com-
plete stock of staple and fancy
groceries. I -sell at bottom pri-
ces and deliver in any part of
the city free E. J. Fr wurL
North side square.
t Jecmber 1 1 lS?9.
Ixw Middling.... .......
urumary.f.. r. i. ...-. .... -
r Dry Flfnt...... ..".'.. i.z.i6(Zjij
Kips .... ........ ..;-.. -s.
Damaged half pncci
Butcher's Green. ........... s 5V
Wool ...... &
Butter :...:.. pjo
Fggs .-. : ..i. .ii'Afais.
Corn in shuck .;.'..-... G0P170
Sweet potatoes perbu. ...... t... 50(50
Chickens per dot -I75
Tarkeys each. '.... ;." 40J5
Potatoes per bbl... -..-... 3 3oc3 S
Onions " " . ........... 53; .
GROCLRICS. AT WHOLKSAI.K.
Paeon dearsides 'Sfmto
' breaktast loftll
Hams choice..: I2K("V
Coffee per sack 17 (Sea
Sugar pure white per lb. v... 1 QJ14
prune ...... ....
Molasses choice ...'... .".
Cbrnmeat per Lu..... ..
Flour fancyper Ico lb.
" choice. .T.
Salt coarse per sad... .
2 JSWS 00
1 7W S
X 2 tQTj2 50
BAGGING AND TIES.
nagging double anchor.hcavy 131 J 14
lies all kinu.per txii.. ....... 275
Rough lumber all kinispei M 50 jq
Texas lumber... .... 17 co
Ceiling3-SInch..r.-..'...j... 20 co
Ceiling )4 inch .." 22 00
Siding dressed 2006
Dressed and mctchsl fiooringf I m. 25- $0
Shingles O. KUperM 5 co
B. " " ............ 4 co
Doors smallest site. 2-6x6-6 each.. 1 73
Sashes glazed smallest size 8x10... 1 zo
Bunds roHlngslats smallestsizcSxio 1 40
Of all kinds cheaper than ever
A. Meyer Brenham..
IS?" My shoe stock is completely every
fine and bought before .the rise and they
will be soM at the lowestpossiblc prices.
. C. A. POTTESS-
tST At C A. Tottcr's yon- will find the
nicest cheapest flannels in Bresham'sla
reduction of 25 per cent. .No humbug.
' "For Sale.
A good family horse carriage harness
and saddle cheap for cash. -Apply to
Two weeks uolil Christmas. For
the. next tw o wheks I ..will sell roy entire
slock 25 per cent. less Ih: n I have before.
C A. Potters.
I fit . . M.
D. W Bloombargh & Co. are dosingout
their entire retail stock. Tor 60 days goods
will be sold at astonishing low prices.
Whea you are opprcssof witr despon-
dent thoughts don't worry your associates
with gloomy 'grumblings but use Ellen's
Daylight Liver Pills. They stimulate1 the
liver into healthy action tone the'stetaach
and bring happiness. Sold by J. Tristram.
Crofts Gloucestershire sauce
a superior -article; call for sair
pie bottle. C. W; Keaeden
Clonk nutl Utlmet
250 Cloaks and Dohnes.Jrom $2 to $25
are being soldct a reduction of 25 percent
for the. next 60 days. -
D. W. Bloomuakgii 5. Co.
Jtunt JKvcctvcfl j. f
200 barrels Dour 150 barrels choice Ap-
ples 75 bar els fine Urge potatoes 50 bar-
rels fine Onions cheese butter syiup mo-
lasses tobacco cigars sold low to the trade.
JJ.AV. Bloombargh & Co.
A carload of Plants Extra
and Tavonte Flour in barrels
and sacks just received by-
leans Cassimere BlanKcts worsteHof alt
kinds sold 25 per cent lower notwithstan-
ding every thing has advanced.
' D. IV. IlLOOKBAKGH S. Co.
. -- . ' t -1 .
.- To irte xylite;
E. W. Bloombargh & Co. aredoting
out their entire stock of Cashmeres Bunt-
ings Momie Cloth Suks in facleverytiiiig
in the dress goods line at NewYotkwhuh-
For a pamphlet 00 Electric Treatment
of. chronic diseases vrithEIectrioty which
will be sent free address- the -Mcintosh
-Electric Belt and Battery Co. 192 and 194
Jackson street Chicago. I1L
To make a change jn-our business Ihe en-
tire stock is offered to thelrade at great re-
ducbon. Extra inducements to large buy-
ers. B. WlV Bl OOMEARGIT & CO.
feSs- No cities in ladies collars and cufii.
in fancy boxes for Christmas presents "at
Who can Beat Tills t
A hat for 7?c4 shoes $1 00; shhrso els.;
three pair socks 2tf acnJtat$2.sa. For
$5x0 C. A. Potter Potter can dress yott
from head to foot. '
Just received a fresh supply
of wall paper;by Reichardt &
15 Trv the Honest Baking Pow
der it stands unequaled; sam-
ple boxes furnished pn applica-
tion. P'W IClaedex
igi. Go to Potter for clothing; remem-
ber the great reduction in prices 25 per
Selling oITat Cost.
MisrCora Ilcllensworth is nowi offering
her entire sfock ol Millinery goods at cost
for the next 30 days.
JSy-rhc. yearly Tj;nI manufacturedjit
Lynchburg Va by Mr. Carroll is now su-
perceding all other brands of smoking to-
bacco is sold at ame price as Durham's
and is three- grades better. Wncn i re-
membered that Mr. Carroll holds themed.
ais for manufacturing the best smoking.to-
baccointhe world you will beeagei to
t i arly Bird the bestin the market.
Carroll's Early BiRDTonACctftt okks
Xioata and Shoes t
Ham(-madeShoesboth ladies and misses"
also hand-made Boots and Shoesfor njen
boys and youths. C A. Potter.
For !. v
yxa bushels Com. Oats. Bnn; icoTons.
Hay. D. W. Bloosirakuu & Co.
I am now ofering my entire stock of
clothing hats boots and .shoes gents fur
nishing gOOCS IO Uie pmuic 1'rm.w iu"i
for my spring stock notwithstanding eve-
rything has advanced. We will sell at 25
per cent discount lower thin heretofore.
For Ladies Misses and Children at
D. V. BloomeArch & Co.
0- C A. Potter on ihe north si&e"of
the court"iouse square i selling corsets.
hoiery ladies -csts and g'ovesat rock
bottom f g ires.
An Eastern pap r says: "Every man
who goes into the lumber woods this winter
should take with him asupplyofjohnson's
Anodvne Liniment and Parsons' Purgatne
Pills. This httlei precaution may .save
months 01 labor and janza suncrmg.
The exposure of the utter worthlessness
of the la-ge packs of horse and cattle pow-
ders has saed oui people ajrast sum.
There is only one kind now known that
are strictly pure and these are Sherid-n's.
Don't throw away yourmoney
Etlemember the double width Mo-
n.ie cloths-. 30 1 ich.-! wide in alUha.les
ch -aner thai erw. C- A. lMTTUR.
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