Brenham Weekly Banner. (Brenham, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 7, Ed. 1, Friday, February 13, 1880 Page: 1 of 4
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BRENHAM WEEKLY BANNEM
BRElSOrJAM WASHINGTON COUNTY TEXAS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 13 1880;
BBEEDM)Vn & EWING
Attornovo - "Ii aixr
-TEN. S. ROG152S
SCHUTZE & WIXSLOW"
Attorney " tw-
Wluprjclleo'ln drtl ImilntM onlr in H
cotm. Dd court oflpwla. noTlfcUtw
TTT GBAIRD U. D
Physician and Surgeon
nch g-tt "AVIerTeis.
-r F. MATCHETT. M. D.
Surgeon and Physician
RMpMtflrtlT Informs b.U old frienfa ef fliU
-fit? tndr! unity Ih&t fc hM resumed prtlc
c-ae at lhe Ontral ITou inSTSO.
r H. BEAUMONT M.D.
SST Can lie fotmd at his office jiotth ot
the square to real estate bufldiBgjdnring
the day ahd at his residence at night jani6w
Shop on' Quitman 'street in rear of
Atbcclc tldnccU & Era's.
Is prepared to do all lands of funeral
jalaTcVsmithing and pays particular attention
to horse shoeing. norcod&wjm
'Groceries and Provisions
WINES LIQUORS OCARS
Crockery Lamps and Glassware
Career Ant and Quitman Streets
Sept. 3'79-3m. Brenhjm Texas.
;T L. EDWARDS
. Contractor and Builder
Is prepared to contract for bending an '
general carpenter work. Estimates and
3esigBS'unushed at short notice. Special
attention :ren to .job work. Fationag.
solicited ana sasfaction guaranteed. Shop
south side of mui streetopposite Mclntyre
House. March 23.1879.
TOHN A. HANDLE
Meal Estate Agent
(Established in 1S73.)
Malces a specialty of selling and exchang
Ing lands nd town property the rendering'
and payment oC taxes renting and look
ing-after dwellings and storehouses.
MP Office upstairs in Graber's Buildin?
GEO. H. WILSON & SON
Main street Brenham Texas.
This well known house has been thor-
oughly renovated and is now open to the
'public Erery department first class; best
fare to be had in the dryf board can be had
by the day week or month at reasonable
rates. Special accommodations for com-
mercial travelers and theatrical troupes.
ai'PVTtA M. i.;a-
Main Street Brenham Texas.
DEALER in Staple and Fancy Groce-
ries Wines Liquors Lager Beer &c
not uread f ran lJces and Hes on hand
BASS & iOCKETT
LAW CLAIM AND
GENERAL AGENCY OFFICE
Jt Personal attention given to sH vot-
ers entrusted to us. nuwt
HOUSE & MURPHY
Shop anittr JIcParlnd. Boole Store
Jfif House sign and emamentxl paint-
eg paper hanging and glazing neatly and
expediti'MisIy executed. All work guaran
teed; prices Reasonable. mayaod&wt
School Books Stationary Periodicals
Varieties and Notions.
1 Subscriptions received for all Publications
Minkwiu' Building west side of square
deendtf Brenham. Texas
f you need anything in the line of Fresh
Drugs Patent Medicines or
Toilet Articles call on
Finlilca & Ralston
Cotton Exchange bnilding. St. Charles St
S? They hare come to stay and en-
dearer to please. Y5ni.
CUTLERV Edge Tools CASTINGS
Tamlnfj Implements Hoes Chains Plows
Iron Steel CooVing and Heating Stores
Store Trimmings and Tinware of all kinds.
Paints Oils Varnishes &nd window Glass
Boggy and Wagon material Rubber Belting
from n to 18 inches wide. PacUngoi
fill kinds and all articles appertavvngto the
Jlardware business Main street -Jan.
i j$ Brenham. Ttxak.
TIIE STATE OF TEXAS
To the Sheriff or any Constable of Wash-
ington county Greeting;
Whereas at the term of our district court
for the county of Washington holden on
the 1st day of Sept. A. D. 187911 was sug-
gested in open court that Sarah Johnson
defendant in a certain suit therein pending
wherein C Mrokwitzvas plaintiff and the
said Sarah Johnson was defendant has de-
parted this life and it was ordered by the
court that a writ of Scire facias do issue to
the representatives of the said Sarah John
son wnen known; ana it appearing by the
petition of the said C Minknitz filed on
the 27th day of Jan. A. D. 1SS0 that Sal-
He Willie Mollie Lowry Myra. Johnson
Elizabeth Gordy and husband M T. Gor-
dy and Charlotte Gordy and husband
Gordy are the sole representatires of the
said Sarah Johnson. An-? w hcreas said C
Jfinkwiti has made affidavit that the resi-
dences of the said -Myra Johnson Eliza-
beth and Charlotte Gordy and their said
husbands are unknown to him.
Yon are hereby commanded that by mak-
ing publication of this citation in some
newspaper published in the county of
Washington if there be a newspaper pub-
lished in said county but if not then in
any newspaper published in the 32 judicial
district; but if there be no newspaper pub-
lished in said district then in some news-
paper published in the- nearest distrietto
the said 2d district for four consecutive
weeks previous to the return day hereof
you summon Myra Johnson Elizabeth
Gordy and her husband M T Gordy and
Charlotte Gordy and her husba nd Gor-
dy whose residences are unknown to be
and appear before the district court to be
holden in and for the'eounty of Washington
at the courthouse thereof on the first Mon-
day in March next then and there to show
cause if any they each have why they
should not ne made parties defendant to
the said suit and to answer the petition of
said C Minkwitx filed in said court against
the said Sarah Johnson and alleging in sub
stance as follows to-wit:
. I. That on July 5th X87S Sarah John-
son recovered a judment by defendant
againt him in the district court of Washing-
ton county for the recovery of a lot of land
known as lot 91 in the dry of Brenham be-
sides costs of suit 'said cause numbered
3. Petitioner was then and is now the
owner of a part of said lot being the north
end thereof and adjoining the remaining
part claimed by Thomas Dwyer.
3. PetitionerpaidthesumofTwo Hun-
dred and twenty-fire dollars for said land
and received a converance thereto from :
Emerson and Julia Blood Dec. 4th 1S65.
A. J. GUderconveyed same to Julia Blood;
John R. Weir conveyed the same to A. J.
Gilder and said Sarah Johnson then the
owner of said lot 91 executed and deliver-
ed a general warranty deed in fee simple
for the same to the said John1 R. Weir ; al
or the deeds were of record save the deed
from Tohason to Weir.
4. Said suitNo.5496 was'against petitioner
and Thomas Dwyer for the whole oflot
91 of which Dwyrr claimed four acres
and had valuable improvements erected.
Petitioner's part was unimproved. Satis-
fied of their good title they agreed to de-
fend the suit Dwyer promising to employ
counsel and make defense for ooth to first
term of court; petitioner to pay his propor-
tion of expense.
Dwyer told petitioner that Sayles and
Bassett counsel for Sarah Johnson had
agreed to continue the cause at said July
term of court and petitioner saw a publica-
tion in city papers of proceedings of the
bar association of which said attorneys are
ukuiuh miuuuuuug uic wuuiiiuutc ui
all civil causes for the July term 1878. Peti-
tioner believed the cause continued until
about Sept 1st 1878 the sheriff came to
him with a writ of possession and execu-
tion for costs of suit when he discovered
that judgment as aforesaid had been ten
dereu against him.
5. Thomas Dwyer. traced up the deed
iromaaran jonnsonio jonn it. weirapa
received the same' about June 5th 1878
and Weir's affidavit to this fact is attached
and marked Exhibit A. Dwyer fraudu-
lently concealed the fact from the petitioner
and to save himself attorney fees fraudu
lently sacrificed the rights of petitioner.
That he showed said deed to the attorneys
of said Srxah Johnson and procured them
to dismiss the suit against htm and suffer-
ed them to take judgment for said Sarah
Johnson by default against petitioner
fraudulently concealing the .fact from peti-
tioner andleading him to believe that the
case was continued.
6. Said Dwyer refused to confess to pe-
titioner that said deed( from .Johnson to
Weir is in his possession and refused to
make an affidavit concerning same in this
suit and refuses to produce same.
7. Petitioner has a good defence to said
suit and the said Sarah Johnson well knew
she had nocanse of action and had con-
veyed said lot of land to said John R. Weir
by warranty deed in fee simple; that she
said relying on the chance that said deed
had been lost or destroyed and will not be
proved up and she colluded withDwyerta
defraud petitioner in the recovery of said
8. On August 29th 187S the clerk of.
said court issued writ of possession on'
said judgment and execution against peti-
tioner for eighteen dollars and twenty cents
costs of said suit Petitioner applied for
an injunction to the judge of the district
court but not hearing from him he paid
said ccsts and then filed his petitiaon for
9. That petitioner will have no remedy
on his warranty and the said warranty is
insufficient in amount to indemnify Hyp.
He prays for citation and for new trial and
to have said judgment annulled and for
costs and general relief said petition ver-
ified by affidavit
And petitioner has filed his application
in writing to the clerk of said court rep-
resenting that the surviving lieirs of said
Sarah Johnson ars Sallie Willie and Mollie
Lowry of Johnson county Texas; and
Mr Tohnson and Elizabeth Cordv and hns-
band M. T. Gordy and Charlotte Gordy
ana husband Gordy whose residences
axe unknown and nravini? for Scire Facias
to them to sh6w cause why they should not
us uuue piiun uucuuiui iu uiu sun.
Herein fail not but have you then and
there before said court this writ with your
return thereon showing how you have ex-
ecuted the same.
Witness. T. L. Moore clerk of the dis-
trict court of Washington county.
Given under my hand and seal 'of said
- - court in the city of Brenham
L.S. V this the 27th day of January A.
r-D.xSSo J '
J.L. MOORE c.d.c.w.&
A true copy of the original writ now in
J. H. HUTCHINSON Sheriff w.c:
By M. M. Bake. Deputy.
January 27th 1885. ' janxnr
The State or Texas
In he District Court March terni A.
D.tSSo." No. 5622.
THE STATE OF TEXAS.
To t the Sheriff or any Conrtable of
Washbton county Greeting;
Von are hereby commanded that by
making publicatian of this citation in some
newpaper published fh the county of
Washington if there be a newspaper pub-
lished in said county but if not then in the
nearest county where a newspaper is pub-
lished for four weeks previous lo the re-
turn day hereof. You summon Eupene O.
Sullivan whose residence is unknown to
be and appear before the district court to
be holden in and for the county of Wash-
ington at the courthouse thereof in the city
of Brenham on the first Monday in March
A. D. 1SS0 then and there to answer the
petition filed in said court on the 23d day
of January A. D. 1S80 in cause No. 5622
wherein Rhoda L Sullivan is plaintiff and
Eugene O. Sullivan is defendant alleging
in substance as follows to-wit: Thai-on
the nth day of September A. D. 1S75
plaintiff and defendant were duly married
in said county of Washington. That on or
about the 1st day of Dec 1876 the said
defendant left the plaintiff with the intention
of abandonment and has never returned.
That the residence of said defendant is to
plaintiff unknown. That plaintiff is now
and has been for more than six months
next preceeding the filing of this petition a
boaa-de inhabitant of said Washington
county. And plaintiff prays for decree of
divorce and for general relief ic
Herein fail not have you then and there
this writ before said court with your re-
turn thereon showing how you have exe-
cuted the same.
Witness J. L. Moore clerk of the dis-
trict court of said county. Giv-
L. S. en under my hand and seal of
' r ' J said court at office in the city of
Brenham this January 26th A.
D. 1SS0. '
F. L. MOOUE cd.cw.c.
A true copy.
T. II. IIUTCHIXSOX Sheriff w.c.
By Wtu. F. GASETr Deputy. jan5
IN 25CTS. AND SI BOTTLES.
Its properties are Demulcent Kntrl
tiva Balsamic Soothing and Healing.
Combining all these qnalltlea tt U tha
most effective LTJKQ BALSAM ever
offered to aofferera Irom pulmonary
DR. J. F.HAYWOOD
of 3?ew 'Tort voluntarily Indorses ft.
-READ WHAT HE SAYS:-
Uw bir Donne thia Tr I Tiiid a n hBadrvd
m iqk a mum is ui hiww nrai of u
indlconlcumj' lorpnM t tu wotdrtal pmnc
Darius a lreto of tvrtntj TMra I hf nrv
known a medicia to act m prorapUj'ad with raca
fit f onjdiKit tnd inwnbtj carod tbo diMuo in
QJajfc itmtansUyladorMUuUa lot loa
J. t RASCIS BATWOOD U. V.
A NEWSPAPER PUB. WRITES.
Ofitie. Ermine Jim. AnrrnaU Oa.
Dr. TtJTTs Dear br iljTittlo on m attacked
with pneamooi laat wiomt. waic U(t ban with a
violant eouca U-H M(f u U tn a month nnea.
lortnacaroolMlatalnowt)! toyoar vsiaab)
pwctonotVmto putU of which reawrod thm coafa
anUrelj. W UJb nuoj I hanka I umin tmlj
J aia yonra trnly
Had torrlble NIGHT SWEATS.
Munnfcia VmU tl IffTt
Dr.TCTT: Slf Xhan been aHonasforDaarlj two
roor Eectoraatl wai redaced to one fanndred
aixtean uonndi in wetcbt. I bad tned almoal
pi;uuuf 4 aj4 iwjiviv usatthi.Ht auirv aAAVKt
half doio twtUaa Tbe niht Bwaata Lara Wt ma
Uia eocf ti haa diaaiipaarad aod I baTe eainod ofteea
!V3er hAToytracanghtaeoldT Are yon up-
abiatoraiaetbepaliaT llare yog aa Inita
tion in tho throatt A Beasc ei oppreaaion on
tijafupga ylta abort breatbT Do yog btTo a
lit at coogbing on lying down T A haxp pain
cow and tacn In tho region of the heart abooK
deni and backt If ao our Adrtce la tata at
oncgadoaootl'ctt'MKxpectorant; yon will aoon
be able to raise the phlegm. In an boor repeat
tbe Expectorant ptecgahotlronto thefMtytaka
two of Tnu a rills. Yoa will toon fail Into a
pleasant aleep and wake ep in the monilng;
coach gone langa working frweiy; eaay breath
ing and'the bowela mOTing In anatnralmanntn
TopreTcntaretnraof thcaagTmptoma naa the
Kipectorant vera! days.
Office 35 Murray Street N. Y.
cum; COSTXTERESS. .
CUIt U FKTEIl AND A(i UaS. '
CUIIK SICK IirUDAC'lIC
CUKE IIII.IOUS COLIC
l'UIUt'V THE DLOOD.
TUTT'S HAIR DYE.
Gaar Hats on WHtaacaa ohancadto a ULoarr
Black by a aincla application of thia Ste. It 1m-
partalNsUur10olareta InrtarrU aoooaly and ia
aaUarmlMaaatpriiia' water bold by DnxaXiata or
aot bj axproM oa racaipt u SL
Office' 35 Murray St. New York.
THE STATE OF TEXAS.
To the Sheriff or 'any Constable of
Washington county. Greeting :
You are hereby commanded- that by
making publication of this citation in some
newspaper published in the county of
Washington zf there be a newspaper pub-
lished in said county for four weeks pre
Tious to the return day hereof you summon
1 onnA. a. koss wna is a transient person to
be and appear before the district court to
be holden m and for the county of Wash-
ington at the courthouse thereof in the
ary ot uremia m on tne nrst .aionaay in
March next then and there to answer the
petition of Anna Ross filed in said court
against the said John A. B. Ross and al-
lt$ing in substances foUowsto-wit: That
said Anna Ross plaintiff H an actual bona
fide inhabitant of the State of Texas and
is now and has been for and during the
six months next preceeding the filing of
this suit a resident of Washington county
and that defendant is a transient person
That on to-wit the 13th day of July A D.
iboo piaintm was legally married to de-
fendant and has fived with him Tin til March
20 1S79 when defendant left and aban-
doned her. That plaintiff has performed
her part of the mantal contract but that
defendant has on the loth day of Decem-
ber 1878 commenced a course of malig-
nant and tyrannical conduct towards plain-
tiff has been habitually drunk and has mal-
treated plaintiff has insulted her and abus-
ed her dally has failed to support plaintiff
before and after leaving her has on to-
wit the 20th day of March 1879 broke all
of plaintiffs furniture and has also then
made an assault upon plaintiff with a dead
Iy weapon and addressed to her language
imputing a want of her chastity all of
which insults cruelties harrassing and as
sault were made at plaintiff's residence in
Brenham Washington county Texas. That
since said 20th day of March 1S79 defen-
has been continuously away from plaintiff.
Whereas plaintiff asks for judgment dis-
solving the marriage between her and de-
fendant. Herein fail not but have you then and
there before said court this writ with your
return therron showing how you have ex-
ecuted the same.
Witness J. L. Moore clerk of the dis-
trict court of Washington coun-
f t g y- Given Tinder my hand and
seal of said court in the city of
' Brenham this 30th day of Jan-
uary A. D. iSSo.
febiwAt J. L. MOORE CD.C.W.&
I hereby certify that tie above and fore-
going is a true and correct copy of the
original citation now in my hands.
J. H. HUTCHINSON Sheriff.
Will F. GARRETTDepnty.
T. J.ROEERSON. T- W. SAYLES-
And Land Agents
We issue policies of insurance against
fire on all classes of property in any part of
the state in first-class companies at the low-
Lands bought sold rented and exchang-
ed. Orders left at our office for surveying
will have prompt attention by J. W.Sayies
Omce in the Opera House. jnsod-wtf
jSgy Office over Roos store.
JNO. M. KEY
Fire Jnsurance Agent
Phoenix of Hartford; Franklin
of Philadelphia; Insurance Com-
pany of North America of Phil-
adelphia; North British & Mer-
cantile of London and Edin-
burgh; and other first-class com-
panies. . novl7dw
O mCE53 Sandy Street Brenham Teaas.
JOB PRINTING or every description
executed Mth ncatm-i and dispatch
at this office and al prices tha dtfy co
axverV in juuronn town Ternuand
.nuini iree viiri- ll Hallett A
Co. Funbind Maine
II-Wt'JIVW I J
TublUhed Dally and 'Weekly.
ItANKIN Jt LEVIN Proprietor.
Largest Circulation of-
lished in this Senator!
Rate of Snbacrlptlan.
I'nlir one eopyooyear..
t.eeKiy one copy one year ...
lLat of Aitvortlalnin
Tranislf nt and Ttral alTMllernnt5 IniPtt;
ki a131.au per aquar lor nrt lnsrnion.
72 cents per tKjuare for each kiib.ieqnnt ii
linn - J
Marriara aiTrtTti4iiarTiiiitlcp. txcti
Blffbt line hair plica. T-MltorUl JaQticeffuf a
purrlr bustnesd character lOnts a Uneeaelt;
OFnCK OF rUBUCATlON V
Vanne bmltUnj SL Chjtles -treffj)--
iv ecu canity anu y muraaii u
Entered at the Poto5.ce at Brenham
Texas as second-class mail matter."!
The Every-Daj Darlln;.
She I neither a lrntr nrppnlRi
And no on would call hern Up;
In a crowd of other women
She would draw no arranger's eyra:
And e'en we who lore ber are puzzled
To snj where her preciousneaa Um .
She la aorry when others are aorrj'
0 swectlr one likes to berad;
And if people round her are mmy.
She ia almost gladder than glad;
Iler eympathy la the swiftest '
Tbe truest a heart erer bad t
f he U Just an everv-dav darting1
Tbe dearest that heart ever had.
Her hands are so white and so little
It eeems if 1 1 were wrong
They ever should work for a moment s
And yet ther are nimble and strong.
Whenever a dear one needs helping;
She will labor the whole day long.
The precious every-day darling
Kach day and all day long.
AM envy her. Beauty and Genlns
And women tbe world call wise;
For the utmost of all triumphs
Would be empty in her eye.
To lore and be loved is her kingdom
In this her happiness lies.
God bleM her the evtry-day darling t
In this herpreciousness lies.
A test for m Good Speller.
The followiug is saidtc.be a complete
test for a good speller. Give out each
word as it occurs and one who can spell
through without a mistake may be awarded
a diploma in that branch of learning:
"The most skillful ganger I ever knew
was a maligned cobbler armed with a
poniard who drove a peddler's wagon
using a mullein-stalk as an instrument of
coercion to tyrannize over his pony shod
with calks. He was a Galilean Sadduces
and he had a phthisicky catarth diphthe-
ria and the bilious intermittent erysipelas;
a certain sibyl with the sobriquet of Gyp-
sy went into ecsiaacs 01 cacmnnauon ax
seeing him measure a bushel of peas and
piic accmnnc lomaiocs irom & neap
peeled potatoes without dyeing or singe-
; the ttrnitible cue which he wore or be
coming paralysed with a Hemorrhage.
lifting her eyes to the cupola of the capi-
tol to conceal her unparalleled embarrass-
ment making a rough courtesy and not
harassing him with mystifying rarefying
and stupefying innuendoes she gave him a
couge a bouquet of lilies mignonette and
and fuchsias a treatise on mnemonics a
copy of the Apocrypha in hieroglyphics
dagueiTotypes of Mendelssohn and Kos-
ciusko a Kaleidscope a ferrule; a clarionet
some hconce a surcingle a caraeh'an of
symmetrical proportions a chronometer
with a movable balance-wheel a box of
dominoes and a catechism. The ganger
who was also a trafficking rectifier and a
parishioner of mine preferring a wooden
surtout (his choice was referable to a vacil-
lating occasionally-recurring idiosyncrasy)
wofully uttered this apothegm: Life is
checkered; but schism apostasy" heresy
and villainy shall be punished. . The
sibyl apolozingly answered There is no-
tably an allegeable difference between a
canferrable ellipsis and a trisyllabic direre
is. We replied in trochees not impugn-
ing her suspicion."
Perhaps one of the most lamentable er-
rors'of the present day is the manner in
which our girls are trained. While proud
and happy parents are desirous that their
daughters be accomplished in music draw-
ing painting and the languages they seem
to totally ignore the more necessary arts of
housekeeping and home-making or to im
agine the knowledge of such to be de-
grading. We know of no more pitiable
object than a young wife placed at the
head of ihe husband's home utterly ig-
norant of her duties as its mistress. Trials
well calculated to make her life miseiable
await her and manv of the unhappy mar-
riacesofwhichwe know and hear hava
their origin in just such causes; for while
men are loving and indulgent they are sel-
fishand but few have sufficient self denial
to bear patiently the mistakes that in
terfere so materially with their comforts.
A girl who has been raised in a well reg
ulated ana raeny nousenoia cannot un-
derstand the misfortunes of such wives as
we speak of. It is not only a knowledge
of housekeeping which is so essential to
the well-being of a family but it is equally
necessary to be thoroughly acquainted
with thv art of home-making. It does not
do for the wife and mother to limit her
efforts to the wants only physical men-
tal and moral of the family. She mnst
understand how to keep her house clean
and orderly; when and by what means her
bouse became filled with impure air. She
must know what kinds of food arc easiest
digested which kinds nutritious. This of
course demands some knowledge of philo-
sophy ana chemistry. Then too she must
understand how to make clothing suitable
for winter and summer. In short a good
wife and mother must be familiar with the
science of health and the laws of hygine.
rerhapsamorejust and beautiful com-
pliment w-as never paid to woman than the
following by Judge Story:
To the honor to the eternal honor of the
sex be it raid that in the path of duty no
sacrifice is with them too high or too dear.
Nothing is with tnem impossible but to
shrink from what love honor innocence
and religion require The voice of pleas-
ure or of power may pass by unheeded
but the voice of affliction never. The
chamber of the sick the pillow of the dy-
ing thexvigils of the dead the alters of re-
ligion never missed the presence or the sym-
pathies of womanl Timid though she be
and so delicate that the winds of heaven1
may not too roughly visit her on such
occasioas she loses all sense of danger
and assumes a perpetual courage which
knows not and fears not consequences.
Then she displays that undaunted spirit
which neither courts difficulties uor eva-
des thexo; that resignation which mutters
neither murmers nor regret; and that pa-
tience in suffering which seems victorious
even over death itself.
A Beautiful Extract.
Tqe following beautiful extract is from
Biddle's eulogium on Jefferson:
"There lies in the depths of every heart
that dream of our youth and the chastened
wish of manhood which neither cares or
honors can ever extinguish; when hope of
one day resting us from the persuits which
obsorb us; of interposing between our old
age and the tomb some tranquil interval of
reflection; when with feelings not subdued
but softened; with passions not exhausted
but mellowed we may look calmly en the
pas.t without regret and on the future with-
out apprehension. Cut in thetnraultof the
world this vision forever recedes as we
approach it; the passions which hae agita-
tea our life disturb our latest hour; and we
go down to the tomb like the sun into
the ocean with no gentle and gradual
withdrawing of the light of life back to the
sourse which gave it but sullen in its
beamless descent with all its fiery glow
long after it has lost its power and its
Something to Remember.
All persons but young men especially
should remember that politeness or civility
or unbanity whichever you please (o call
it is the oil which preserves the machine-
ry of society from destruction. We roust
bend to one another: we must step aside
now ad then and allow others to passt we
must learn to speak pleasantly when irri-
tated and to do things w hich may be hard
to do in order to avoid collision. In a
world to selfish interest and selfish pcr-
suit where every man is intent on his own
special good we must adapt ourselves to
all the drcnanstnnces of our lives aa J noth-
ing will facilitate thw so much as civility.
Young men geneially would be astonish-
ed to find how much of their personal hap-
piness popularity prosperity an4 nseful-
ness depend on their manners.
Hope is such a bate it covers any hook-
Forgiveness and a smile are the best re-
vence. The whole Talucaf manner lies in its
VSuiieJivacst deplS there is a path to
icienceis the rotcethc soul; the
jtne vce of thcTly.
iimsclf. and a
health youmive nine-
nature has ever given to any
Let no man nresume to rive
others that has not given good counserV-
Not he is profane who rejects the gods
of the vulgar bnt he who accepts them.
An ounce of heart is worth a ton of cul-
ture: the mightiest force in the world is
Hatred is so durable and so obstinate
that reconciliation on a sick bed is a sign of
Grcumstanccs form the character; but
like petrifying matters they harden while
they form. t
A lady joking about her nose said; "I
had nothing to do in shaping it. It was
a birthday present."
The universe is but one great city full of
beloved ones divine and human by nature
endeared to each other.
When one has no design but to speak
the plain truth he may say a great deal in
a very narrow compass.
The very afflictions of our earthly pil-
grimage are presages of our future glory
as shadows indicate the sun.
Finding fault with everything and growl-
ing like a bear with a sore head is not a
good way to make home happy.
"A Woman After AIi"'is the title of a
book before as. That is the thing they are
usually after and they get it too.
There is a lady in Whitehall who is so
fashionable that she wont eat boarding-
house butter unless the hair is banged.
If the young man who insists on stealing
kisses don't abandon the practice he will
soon find himself behind the bars of wed-
lock. " '
Lady (behind counter to cabman):
"Pair of gloves? Yes. What is your
number!" Cabman: 'A hundred and
Temperance and labor are the two best
physicians of man; labor sharpens the ap
petite ana temperance prevents mm irom
indulging to excess.
In a recent letter an Elberton (Ga.) girl
states that she is not ogaged but she says
she sees a dond on the horizon about the
size of a man's hind.
Bessie's swinging in the sunlight
Sin cine merrflv the while:
And the .gleam of her striped stockings
Can be seen about a mile.
If you receive a trifling injury do not go
about the streets and be anxtons to be re-
venged. It is wisdom to say little respect-
ing the injury you have received.
Self-devotion is but a. form of generosity
of those who give themselves having noth-
ing more and nothing better to give and
belongs equally to toe nobler natured of
The style for this year. Young lady of
the period: "Governor .$10 please. I
am going to take' a gentleman to the party
to-night and want a carriage." Of course
she gets it. The little darling.
The main constituents of a satisfied life
appear to be two either of which by itself
is often found sufficient for the purpose
tranquility and excitement. With much
tranquility many find that they can be con-
tent with very little pleasure; with' much
excitement many can reconcile themselves
to a considerable quantity "of pain. Tohn
As the rays come from the sun and yet
are not tne sun even so our love ana pity
though they are not God but a poor weak
image and reflection of him yet from him
alone they come. If there is mercy in
our hearts it comes from the fountain of
mercy. If there is the light of love in us
it is a ray from the full sun of his love.
The eyes of a man are the windows ihro
which his mind looks out upon the world
but his thoughts aie intangible and he can-
not send them visiting among his neigh-
bors till they have been clothed with rai-
ment of language suited to the occasion
The journalist who undertakes to please
all his readers will soon find that his task
is more difficult than the labors of Her
cules. It it customary at the closing vjf
school tor tne learners to .renaer
thanks to the people for their liberal pat
ronage as though they had not earned
that remuneration for which they have
labored so faithfully.
If we buy an article of goods frorn a
merchant and pay him his stipulated price
he has no right to say I thank you sir
because there is no necessity for an ex-
pression of gra'itude where the obligation
has been canceled.
When we find a man in distress we try
to rendeYhim what assistance we can with-
out waiting to ascertain the cause of his
Prosperity and adversity comprehend
in their extremes U the vicissitudes that
envirtfh the even tenor of our every day
life; and w hether we sit down to weep with
Petrarch over the loss of his beautiful
Laura or be lifted up like Dante by the
hand of his Beatrice from the penal fires
of perdition to the undimmed radiance of
revolving worlds we are the same restless
Thus allured by their beauty we gather
fresh flowers without remembering that
our sensative touch is liable to be wound-
ed by the thorns which they conceal.
Nevertheless let us speak kindly to each
othei and risk the consequences.
I despise a stingy roan. I don't see how
it is possible for a man to die worth fifty
millions of dollars or ten millions of dol-
lars in city full of want when he meets
almost every day the withered hand of beg-
gary and the w ithered lips of famine. How
a man can withstand all that and hold in'
the clutch of his hand twenty o.- thirty
millions of dollars is past my comprehcn-
sion I do not see how he can do it. I
should not Chink he could do it anymore
than he could keep a pile ot lumber when
hundreds and thousands were drowning in
the sea. Do you know I have known men
who would trust their wives with their
hearts and their honor but not with their
pocketbooks not with a dollar. When I
see a man of thtt kind I always think he
knows whice is most valuable. Think of
making your wife a beggar? Think of
having a wifs that s arraidof you! What
kind of children do yon expect to have with
a beggar and a coward for amolherl Oh
I tell you if you have but a dollar in the
world and you have got to spend it spend
it like a king spend it as though it w ere a
dry leaf and you were Ihe owner of an un-
bounded forest. That's ihe way to spend
it. I had rather be a beggar and spend
my last dollar like a king than be a king
and spend my money like a beggar. If its
?ot to go let it go. Get the best you can
or your family and look as well as you
can yourself. I ngersoll.
Some people are always tired-
edly so. Wheu they get up tin
get up tired in the
mornig they fchould try and ascertain Ihe
canse of the trouble. It is very often due
to defective ventilation of ihe bed-room or
from using an undue amount of w arm bed-
clothes and bedding. Feather bedsaretoo
soft and yielding and partially cnvelop-
the sleeper thus producing profuse perspie
ration. The habit of lying too much un-
der blankets h also very pernicious by
reason of the carbonic aci J exhaled by the
sleeper being reipiffjj. Again it a com-
mon error to suppose that by simply open-
ing a window a httle at the top a room
can be ventilated. People forget that for
J roper ventilation there must be an inlet
or the air. In bed-rooms there is often
neither and if there is a fire-place U U gen-
erally closed up. Again it is a mistake
to suppose that foul air goes to the top
for the chief impurity the carbonic acid
falU to the bottom. There U nothing so
efficacious in removing the lower strata
of air as the ordinary open fireplace r.pe-
dally if there a fire burning.
'- -KUrU finite
V. 't sK
Eere is a roojWW!t i
Minnesota's great farmer
Oliver Dalrymple will cultivate
So.ooo acres of wheat this sea-
son. In the house Mr. Ryan of
Kansas presented a petition in
favor of granting railroads right
of way through Indian Terri-
tory. Near Columbia S C the
other day a cabin burned and
nine colored persons two men
a woman and six childreivper-
ished in the flames. -
At San Francisco-a Chinese
wash-house Jurned: the num
bers of.occupants is unknown
bujtcfi bodies have been re-
covered from the ruins.
Adolph. E Borie ex-secre
tary of the navy died at his
home in Philadelphia on the
5th inst. aged 71. He had
been in ill health for some
Therr is to be no celebra-
tion of St Patricks day in New
York tilts year. The funds
usually devoted to that purpose
will be sent to the relief of the
distressed in Ireland.
A petition signed by $0000
citizens of Texas Arkansas
Missouri and Kansas has been
fonyarded to Washington urg-
ing "the passage of the bill crea-
ting the territory of Oklahoma.
A number of prominent
bankers of New York want
Chas. Brockaway now under
arrest for forgery punished.
His forgeries are said to ex-
ceed a million dollars and many
banks have suffered.
The commissioners court of
Galveston county is talking
about building in connection
with the G.t H. and H. railway.
a wagon and railroad bridge to
tne mam land. Where the
money is to come from the News
is not informed.
The office of the Colorado
Citizen was destroyed by fire
on Friday morning between 12
and 2 o'clock. Loss about
S4COO; insurance $1500. We
are sorry to hear of this misfor-
tune to our highly esteemed
contemporary and hope that he
will soon be under way again.
South Carolina must be in a
prosperous condition. The An-
derson (S. C.) Intelligencer
says : "There is but one tract
of land to be sold in this county
by the auditor this year as de-
linquent for taxes and that tract
would not have been sold if the
titles were in proper shape.
New Hahpshire asks an in
junction against Louisiana to
forbid that state paying out
certain money in her treasury
for any other purpose than the
payment of interest on the
state debt. New Hampshire
owns $ 100000 Louisiana bonds.
This is the first case on record
where one state has sued an-
other. The San SabaiWotf says the
main difficulty with the free
schools of the state is people
want first-class teachers at
fourth-class rates and then
they grumble at the inefficien-
cy of the schools. It also says
that if parents would take an
active interest in the child's
progress teachers would be
greatly aided and would be
much more successful.
Dennis Kearney the cham-
pion blackguard of the Pacific
slope is said to have made
$70000 by abusing the people
and getting twobit contributions
from the poor. If he succeeds
in getting a few thousand more
he will belong to the class that
he is now engaged in abusing.
When hfr gets himself comfor-
table settled he will perhaps
amuse himself by cusring the
Brother Penn in a sermon
at Hou'ston made the reckless
assertion that nine-tenths of
the young ladies who indulge
in the "modern dance go to ruin.
In consequence of this he raised
quite a furor and instead of
talking about reh'gion the young
people are engaged in discuss-
ing the dancing question. Fig-
uratively speaking Penn has the
Houstonians by the heels in-
stead ofby the head.
Belton is just now much ex-
cited over the Santa Ee railway
the line has been located to
within about fifteen miles of
Belton and its future direction
depends much upon circum-
stances. If the road is run to
Belton a heavy additional ex-
expense will be incurred yet it
thought the company will go
there if the Belton people will
pay their share of the expense.
If the road does not go there
Belton will in a few years be a
deserted village even a branch
or tip road would hardly save
The senate exodus commit-
tee is still investigating. A
number of colored farmers from
North Carolina were examined
who before the war were either
penniless or slaves and who arc
now owners of farms of from
200 to 1000 acres. A colored
farmer attributed the exodus
to the misrepresentation of one
Perry whose expenses had
been paid by the Baltimore and
Ohio railroad company. He
thought that negroes had as
good a chance of making a liv-
ing in North Carolina as else-
where. James Buchanan an
Indianopolis greenbacker and
was no demand for laborers in
Indiana and said republicans
had encouraged the movement
in hopes of aiding their party.
Office ot the Chabman of the
Democratic Executive Com
Dallas February 6. '8c.
To tbe Democratic rarty of the State
A state convention is hereby
called to meet in the city of
Galveston on Tuesday April
20 1880 for the purpose of se
lecting delegates to represent
the democrats of Texas in the
approaching national democrat-
ic convention. The members
of the executive and chairman
of the county committees are
hereby requested to take the
necessary steps to secure the
organization of the party and
for the assembling of the pri-
mary meetings in their respec-
tive distiricts and counties.
Whenever from any cause it is
found impracticable to hold
county conventions it is reques-
ted that the executive commit-
tees in such counties appoint
delegates to represent the same
counties in the state convention.
The basis of representation as
fixed by the convention at Aus-
tin is as follows: One delegate
for every three hundred votes
and one for a fraction over one
hundred and fifty votes. Hav-
ing perfect faith in the princi-
ples of the democratic party
and believing that concert of
action is necessary to secure
success I take the liberty of
"nhff upon democrats every-
where in Texas a thorough or-
ganization for the impending
canvass both state and national.
E. J. Bower.
Chairman Democratic Execu
tive Committee of Texas.
The subject of occupation
tax is attracting some attention.
During Coke's administration
the occupation tax paid by mer-
chants was as follows: 1st class
$50; 2d $30; 3d $20; 4th 510 and
5th 5 Under the present law
made by the sixteenth legisla-
ture the occupation tax on
merchants is 1st class $200; 2d
Sioo; 3d$50; 4th .$30 and 5th
220. The increase if from two
hundred to four hundred per
The vote of the state demo-
cratic executive committee was
canvassed on the 5th inst. by
E. G. Bonner chairman.in com-
pany with committemen.Guinn
Chenowith and Trollenger. Gal-
veston is named as the place
and April 20th as- the time for
holding the state convention
for the purpose of selecting del-
egates to the national demo-
cratic convention. Replies were
received from 28 cf the 31 dis-
tricts. The call will soon be is-
sued. A sjeciai. from Topeka
Kansas says the officers of the
freedmen's relief association
have been instructed by the di-
rectors of the association to de-
vise and put in operation some
practicable method of averting
the constantly increasing immi-
gration to Kansas. An effort
will be made to turn the tide to
other states where there is more
need of laborers. We think
that a few hundred thousand
negroes in Massachusetts would
be a good thing. The Kansas
relief association has found it
impossible to maintain the hun-
dreds ofimmigrants who have
Elsewhere is published the
call of Hon. E. G. Bower chair
man ot the democratic execu-
tive committee of Texas for a
state convention to meet at
Galveston April 20th next
There exists in this county an-
urgent necessity for a thorough
and complete organization of
party and the present time af-
fords a splendid opportunity.
Past differences and dissentions
should be laid aside and the
party be put in condition to poll
its full strength for the state
ticket and for congressman
without regard to the course
determined upon for county
officials There should be no
The Fort Worth Demooat
which by the way is a live and
excellent newspaper says that
unless its daily edition receives
a more generous patronage it
will vacate the field for some
one with more money or better
prepared to live on nothing.
The Democrat has labored long
and earnestly in the interest of
Fort Worth and mainiy to it is
the Fort indebted for its name
and fame abroad. Many men
in all interior towns refrain from
patronizing their home papers
evento the extent of a subscrip-
tion through they never neglect
an opportunity of borrowing a
neighbors paper. The diily
press in the smaller towns of
Texas is not patronized as it de-
serves to be.
petition for the
says that a
commutation of the death sen
tence of Lanham the murderer
of Georgia Drake is being
circulated. It says that
it should be remembered
that men as bad as Lanham
when at liberty can circulate a
petition if they so desire but
getting the signature of law-
abiding and order-loving citi-
zens thereto is a different thing.
The Exptcss then calls atten-
tion to the fact that many men
will sign a petition justbecause
they are asked to and without
thought of the probable conse-
quences rather than refuse the
person presenting it. Petition1;
of this character should as a
general tiling carry no weight.
The Plaindcalcr office is to
be removed from Colubus to
An unknown man was run
over and killed at Plum creek
bridge near Luting.
Albert Wright colored
shot and killed Jessie Wicks
also colored at Hutchins. .
Waco is .troubled with
highway robbers who ".tackle"
peaceable citizens at night when
they are going home.
There are two steam grist
mills at Llano which have been
standing for months without a
roof over either of them.
The Huntsville Item got
two new subscribers in one day
last week. It being an unusual
occurance due mention is made.
it is reported that some
villians fired into the sheep pen I
ot f arson .brown in ban baba
county and killed a number
The.leap year ball at Bell-
ville on Thursday the 5th inst
is described by the Times as
having been complete perfect
and triumphant success.
J. Watson sheriff of Falls
county has been convicted in
the county court of an attempt
to procure an abortion on Miss
Mary Shook and fined 250.
The "appellate court has
affirmed the decision of the
Bell county jury in the Hudson
case and the prisoner goes to
Huntsville for hfty-hve years.
Mr. Doyle living three
miles from Marlin was fired
upon about dusk on Wednes-
day evening as he was going
home. He is very dangerously
A lunatic at Huntsvill.
who is not in the penitentary
has perpetual motion on the"
brain and like all perpetual
motions lunatics is confident of
Dallas count "built her
courthouse on borrowed money
at the cost of 5150000 to the
tax payers. The actual value-
of the building was about
In Llano county a great
many cattle have been killed
and skinned by unknown par-
ties for their hides. It is well
for the parties that they are
John Jordan a yountr man
who has lived in Bryan several
months attempted suicide on
Saturday by shooting himself
in the head. The wound is
slight; he had borrowed and
lost a diamond ring;
Last Friday a woman was.
discovered in a well standing
up to her shoulders in water.
She had went into the well to
get the dead body of her child.
The womans name is Mollie
Kottle. So says the Li:Grange
A woman supposed to be
drunk was picked up in a hall-
way in Galyeston and put in
the calaboose but was subse-
quently sent to the hospital
where she died. She was not
drunk but had taken poison.
She had been working for a
family as a servant
Ramsey Brothers have
about 7000 sheep in the south-
ern part of San Saba and in
Llano county. Parties went to
the pens on Fall creek prairie
and killing about 200 sheep
scattered a flock of about 1300
in every direction.
It is reported and believed
that there is considerable buri
ed treasury about San Antonio.
It is supposed that many per-
sons buried money during the
Texas-Mexican revolution. Op-
casionally people take a notion
to dig but no "finds" are re-
ported. Llano river and some of
its tributaries in Llano county
are undergoing a change which
the people do not approve of.
Flag and Oatman creeks form-
erly bold running streams are
now buried beneath the sand.
Places where the river .a fetv
years ago was fifteen feet deep
are now sand bars.
A Mr. French living near
Belton was in that town the oth-
er day looking for a mad stone;
his younger brother had been
bitten by a dog supposed to be
mad. The Courier consoles
Mr French with statistics a say-
ing that not one person in hun-
dred bitten by supposed mad
dogs ever has hydrophobia.
A writer in the Belton
Courier who has just been in
the frontier says the that stock
raising in Brown county is no
longer profitable; the outlook
for farmers there is gloomy
corn is worth $135 a bushel
and there is not grass enough
to make a ton of hay. He con-
cludes by advising Bell county
farmers to stay at home.
Parson Lacy of fragrant
memory in McLennan county
and who was under indictment
for murder has jumped his
bonds and when last heard
from was on his way to British
Honduras where he proposes
dispensing the gospel to the
benighted heathen. The par-
son's son George is now serv-
ing the state in the Huntsville
The prisoners in the La-
Grange jail came very nearget-
ting out last week. Champ Es-
tes a loafer and professional
dead beat was charged with
furnishing the prisoners tools to
effect their escape. Champ es-
caped from town without loss of
time. There is mourning over
his departure buc the' grief of a
practical character being meas-
ured in dollars and cents.
Gov. Wiltz has appointed
Gen. Beauregard adjutant gen-
eral of the State of Louisiana.
Five hundred men are em-
ployed on the streets of Mem-
phis in making' excavations for
the new sewers. -
It is said that during the year
1879 Vauderbilt cleared S30-
000000 Gould 15000000 and
It is stated that in less than
two months twenty five persons
have been shot in Leadville over
two thirds of this number prov-
It is estimated that more miles!
of railroad will be built during
1880 in this country than during;
any year before. About 9000
miles of new road are already
Rio Janerio Jan. . Yellow
ever has broken out at several
places in Brazil. Up to the
present time the 'epidemic has
appeared in a mild form but
fears are entertained that it may
spread to Rio Janerio.
The richest silver mine in the
world isbelicvcd to be the Rob-
ert E. Lee mine.near Leadville.
The sum of 1306100 "was re-'
cently taken from it in seven-
teen hours by a working force
of forty men. Less than a year
ago the mine had only a pros-
Governor Blackburn of Ken-
tucky has pardoned Smith N.
Hawcs the defaulting treasurer
of the city of Covington.
Hawes made away with some.
50000. His pardon is said to
have been given because he "is
highly connected both by
blood and marriage through- .
. Indianapolis Sentinel: The'
Legislature of Kansas is debat-
ing the question appropriating
money to keep pauper "negroes
from the South from freezing
and from starving to death-
The poor dupes .the victims of
Republican scoundrels are'.suf-
fering indescribable calamities
in a State overwhemingly Re-
publican. Washington Feb. 2. The
debt statesment issued to-day
shows the decrease of debt for
January to be 61101426395.
Uold certificates outstanding
104 1 1 1 000. Silver certificates
outstanding 8052910. Cer-
tificates of deposit outstanding
12365000. Legal tenders
The investigation of the Ute
outbreak has resulted in aa of- -ficial
inquiry as to the exteot oT
territoiyTillottcd to the Indians'
in the several states and terrV-
ries'. The public records hav;
been gone over and the folIow-N
ing information collected: J
There are 237066 Indians oc-1!
cupying 236559 square miles
or about one square mile to each
Indian and the total number of
acres over which these Indians
roam at will and upon which it
is not permitted a white man to
enter is 151397768. In the
Indian Territory aUwe the re-
servations comprise 64.241
square miles and 4 097027
The Caldwell Rrgtsttt in a
well considered editorial advise?
'the demoracy to organizeancf
stick to their colors; it advises
all true democrats to vote for
the' regular nominee of stats
senator saying the prestige of
a success now would give the
independants an immense ad-
vantage in the future. Mr.
Homan who also publishes aa'
address to the voters of the dis-
trict in h&Rtgistef is a strong
candidate and a man ofexcep-
tionable merit Democrats
should not be tempted to disre-
gard the claims of their owW
party and give strength to a
movement that may work a de-'
feat when more important in-
terests are at stake.
Mr. John E. McAdoo an-
nounces himself as a candidate'
for the state senate in the Bren-
ham district .He is a republi-
can but proposes to make the
race as an independent candi-
date. This is the dodge that
is to be tried all over the state'
this year. The republicans on'
the cry of no party issue ex-
pect to capture the state gov-
ernment just as they lid that
of the city of DaUas. And if
the democrats spend their time
in wrangling among themselves
over things that are past as
they are now doing instead of
going to work to perfect the or-
ganization of the party the
rads will succeed in conjunc-
tion with their greenback allies.
Caldwell Register: Es-
trayed or stolen; "Elbee
Grange" and "High Prairie
Greenback club." Neither of
them has been seen or heard of
since last September. All the
gradingbetween Caldwell and
the Yegua is about completed.
Tie making is still booming.
An exodustor at Uswego .Kan-
sas writes to a planter at Cook's
Point to send him some cotton
seed. George Wallin Mrs.
Mattic J. Runkle and J. C
Cromartis have died within a'
week. During the past week
there has been splendid rains'
throughout the county. Pitch-
ing big dollars is the pptmlar
amusement among our citizens.
Thirty persons in. a small;
tdwnin Michigan were recently
poisoned by eating .saussige.
This comes from leaving brass.'
collars on dogs.
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