Brenham Weekly Banner. (Brenham, Tex.), Vol. 26, No. 14, Ed. 1, Thursday, April 2, 1891 Page: 2 of 8
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The Erenham Banner.
(PUBLI SHED DAILY ASD WEEKLY.)
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one inch for first insertion and fifty cents
no. cmiirr- for each suhsequeut insertion.
Obituary notices and tributes of respect in
serted at halt pnce.
Jomr E. "WinsuscH Burton Texas.
F. M. Qriffd.- Lyons Texas.
Jo Mikeski Wesley Texas.
Paul C. Streckert Caldwell. Texas
'Detective O'lIii&ETis an Irish
' Gen. J. "W. Foster representative
of "the TJnited States negotiations
for for a commercial treaty with
Srain has arrived at Madrid and
held a conference with the ministers.
iJvEs Slaine is now considered to
be a doubtful state by the rads. In
the elections in that state a few
days aero the republicans lost
erround to such an extent as to su
gest the possibility of a political
revolution in the near future.
There is no disguising the fact
that Benjamin Harrison is an
avowed candidate for renomination
notwithstanding the numerous mis
takes and egregious blunders he has
made to say nothing of the offense
lie has given his party leaders.
"- V ...
' The- Senate passed a bill which
renders any man holding stock in
gas" water companies electric light
companies street railway or other
companies holding any right or
franchise of or under any contract
with the city from being eligible for
alderman city attorney assessor or
collector. It is a good law.
The New Orleans Times Demo-
crat re-iterates the assertion that
the eleven victims of the popular
out-burst in the parish prison wero
not killed because they were Sici
lians but'because they were crimi
nals of the blackest type and be-
cause they had pro'cured immunity
from punishment by methods to the
total subversion of justice.
Sekatoe Reagan addressed the
Legislature and visitors in the hall
of representatives at Austin Tues
day night. In discussing the lela-
tions of the Alliance and other
similar organization to the politics
of the day he deprecated the idea
of '"a tbird party. He criticised the
sub-treasury bill as impracticable.
He was listened to with close attention.
suviatEfkroKMs roi: aii:iii. r
W. T. .Foster ofSt. Joseph Mo.
m his weather forecasts f or April
says: "My last letter gave dates
and other forecasts of the last great
storms of March due to cross the
continent from the 24th to the 28th.
These storms waves cause all the
changes of the weather the cool
weather and tho cold waves the
warm days frosts rain hail snow
sleet and when their tracks continue
far to the north great drouths re-
sult. I cannot explain all the ef-
fects of the storm waves in every
letter and to secure the full benefits
of these forecasts the reaper must
study my science notes and discus-
sion on the beginnings of creation
and the physical forces. A scrap
book of these articles would be con-
venient for reference. The next pe-
riod of weather disturbances will in-
augurate tho great rain storms
which occur about every fifty-two
days covering a period of about two
weeks April 1 to 14. The storm
wave that will start this rain period
will bo duo to leave the Pacific coast
about March 30 cross the great val-
ley from March 31 to April 2. and
reach tho Atlantic coast about the
3d. The storms of April will be so-
vere both from minor causes aud
the effect of the powerful electric
currents from the equators of Sa
turn and Jupiter which will begin
to have a light enect on our eartu.
Mercury will pass the sun's equator
on April 2 and tho influence of Ve
nus which will have crossed the
sun's equator on tho 2Sth of March
will extend to this first April storm
and it will bo of more than averge
force. It wUl affect most parts of
the TJnited States causing a great
variety of weather but the low ba
rometer with its accompanying gales
is expected to cross tho continent
through the northern part of the
It is pretty well settled that the
President will not appoint new
judges until congress convenes in
The governor of MadagascarEa
maisatsia who on the 4th of Harch
.uuissucrtittu. 2 1 o persons lnciuamg
men women and children belong-
ing to the leading families of the is-
land together with bis brother who
is supposed to have instigated the
massacree Jiave been executed on
the spot where the wholesale killing
took place. The lives of these two
men could not expiate such a whole-
sale barbarous slaughter.
The Business managers of the
National .Farmers' Alliance were in
session at Birmingham Ala. last
Tuesday and "Wednesday.
The water company will no doubt
be glad to extend their mains to any
part of the city provided a sufficient
patronage to justify the outlay can
be secured. Business is business.
The "White Star Steamsphip Ma-
jestic which recently arrived m New
York from Queenstown made the
quickest trip of the season 5 days
2 hours and 30 minutes being her
JTIIK 11 OKLD'SFAIRArPEOMUATION.
' Tf fliA TfiTfls TiOrnqlnt.nrA Hilinnrn.q
without making some appropriation
for the presentation of the state's re-
sources at tho "World's Fair it will
will not only be cutting off its nose
to spite its face turning the wheels
of progress backwards standing in
its own light but distinguishing it-
self in a manner uncomplimentary to
its great pretensions its reputation
for liberality in advertising itself"
but will loose the opportunity of in-
vesting in one of the best paying ad-
vertisements it has ever had an op-
portunity of placing.
The Ft. Worth Gazette in an
editorial on the subject concludes;
"that we need more people to till
our lands; nobody denies. That we
need more capital to develop our re-
sources is as readily admitted. And
that an increase of populatioa and
of capitul will stimulate enterprise
and promote the welfare of the peo
pie now in Texas is a concession
that goes hand in hand with the
former two. These things being
admitted all must commend the
means of attaining them.
Mr. Browning's bill appears to
meet the general need. The moder-
ate appropriation of 8100000 will
not draw too heavily from tho state
tieasury and it will when reinforced
by donations from citizens and pub
lic organizations enable the state to
make a good showing of the le
sources and capabilities. The bill
evades also the constitutional vb-
jections and to vote againat it is
to vote against the welfare of the
people of this state."
Senator IxGALLSsays of the'Farm-
ers Alliance that it is building great-
er than the majority of the people
are willing to admit. Mr. Ingalls
speaks from experience. He knows
full well their strength in his dis-
trict was too "much for him to
autagonize their interest and hold
his job hence the election of a
Farmers Alliance man to succeed
him in the United States Senate.
Detectivb O'Mallev in an inter-
view with a Memphis Appeal-Ava-lauche
reporter states that when he
left New Orleans he came to Hous-
ton and from there went to Corsi-
cano and thence to Memphis. The
Houston Post must feel bad that
none of its reporters discovered
the gentleman while there and se-
cured such a scoop as the Appeal-Av-alance
has. O'Mally says that he
knows all about the Mafia and will
complefe the work that Chief Hen-
nesy had started of breaking it up.
He realizes the bitter feelings
against him now in New Orleans
but thinks that the tide will 'turn
in his favor soon and he will then
H. O. Ehoelke Cashier.
C. AfEsatucE PresidentE. Keicham? Vice Preslfent:
First National Earik Brenham Texas
Capital and Surplus $115000.00.
B. F. ENGELKE
C. A. ENGEXKE
Accounts of Farmers Merchants and
bHfcihtss men generally re-
The police of Bohie have searched
a number of anarchists' houses and
seized papers showing that Italian
French German ufld Spanish anar-
chists are concerting to give then-
May day manifesto a revolutionary
Official figures just published
giving the statisics of our foreign
trade for the month of February
are ' quite complimentary to the
Southern states while being thor-
oughly satisfactory to the. whole
' country. The aggregate of the im-
ports was. about GG000000 and of
tho exports about $7350.0000
showing an excess of exports over
imports of 7500000 caused large-
ly by the export of the enormous
cotton crop of the Southern states
which is of itself sufficient cause for
v The Times-Demoerat confesses it
can see no good that will result from
Judge Marr's reconvening the grand
jury for the purpose of investiga-
ting the late affair at the New Or-
leans Parish prison all the facts in
regard to which are known and
have been published. It was a
popular movement in which almost
the entire populace took part; nuni
benng not less than eight thousap ..
The affair being one of the people
and by the people no good can pos-
sibly result in indicting any one
connected with carrying out the
will of the people.
MnxiTABr circles are discussing
the suitableness of a place for the
encampment as well as time for
holding it. Capt. Byrnes of this city
in a letter to Frederick Freeze of
Aransas Harbor suggests that Ar-
ansas Harbor is fovorably regarded
as a suitable place for the encamp
inent. He urges that the companies
be given ample time to make pre
parations m furnishing out-hts. In
commenting on CoL Houston's sug-
gestion that ten of the best com-
panies in the State be selected and
placed under Col. Smyth and pre-
pared for tho Columbian Exposition
he says that it is already settled
that the Brenham Light Guard will
attend. Ho closes by urging the
booming of the encampment. Capt.
Harrison of the Brenbam Field Ar-
tillery is in receipt of a letter asking
that the company express their pre
ference for the time and place of
holding tho encampment and giving
their views and suggestions on the
"What's the matter with the Na
tional banking system? Almost
every day the telegraphic dispatches
bring news of some banking trouble
No wonder people are hoarding
their wealth in old tin boxes stock-
ings etc. until there is a scarcity of
a circulating medium.
The St. Louis Republic editorially
compliments Gov. Hogg for uphold-
ing the dignity of the State of the
Texas by vetoing of the act accept-
ing the McKinley bounty of 2 cents
a pound on the sugar made on the
sugar plantation that the State
operates by convict labor.
Intelligence has reached Africa
that the Portugese have declared a
state of siege in Southern Africa.
It is believed that as this fuss is be
tween the British South African
company and the Portugese that it
will strain the relations between
Great Britian and Portugal.
THE 1SACE ritOHLEM.
ine .London Times lias sent a
reporter over here to 'write up the
race question says an exchange
which he finds as knotty as the
Irish question on the other side the
pond. The Times man favors emi
gration as a means of drawing off
the disturbing element recommend-
ing the establishment of a line of
steamships from Charleston and
Savslnnah to Africa. He would put
the fare at $15.00 per passenger;
would have lands secured in advance
for the imigrants and farming tools
and implements provided for them
on their arrival out. For funds for
the support of the colonists until
their crops are available he lelies
upon the contributions of the benev-
olent. The scheme appears to be
well matured but it lacks one prime
factor the willingness of the colored
man to go. There is no constitu
tional right to expatriate him and
while he showe a preference for cer-
tain localities with tho Union he
his never shown a desire to leave it
for the land of the fathers. Evident
ly he is here to stay and the way to
avert calamity real or imaginary
from his presence is to foster and
maintain a spirit of fraternity be-
tween the races.
The farmers Alliance are taking
a hand in settling the race question
but are making slow progress.
Chas. A. Dana who passed
through Atlanta Ga. on a southern
tour recently and in an interview
on three subjects the mafia out-
look for '92 and tho free coinage ho
said: "Such a secret society cannot
exist in America." "Which ever party
is hurt the worst by the Farmers
Alliance movement was the one that
was going to get beat in '92. On
the silver question he said: "We have
almost reached freo coinage already.
The coinage of 4500000 ounces of
silver monthly amounts to that."
The effect ho said will bo to give us
a silver currency. "We are now on a
gold basis and gold is tho standard.
The substitution of silver for gold
is mating silver tne currency
will raise tne value of gold
- Citv Market:
Mclier Steam Sausage Manufacturer
ABJD DEASEK. HT ilVE
Corner St. Charles and Quitman Streets.
All orders for either SAUSAGE or MEATS willxeceive'our
prompt attontion. Highest market price paid in cash for fa BEEF
CATTLE HOGS and SHEEP.
WHOtSSALC AIlD KSTA1L DXAUm IN
The union tailors of Galveston
are on a stiike.
Rev. Thos Dixon referring to the
New Orleans affair speaking of the
Mafia says: "There is no room on
this continent for such gangs. We
are again thus reminded of the fact
that we have in our midst unassimi-
lated foreign elements which we
must speedily assimilate or spew
out The time has come in this na
tion for the people to rise in' might
and sweep from the face of the
earth this pestilence who breathe
the breath of hell and yet revel in
the liberties of a free republic."
uvrsuii is tne name ot tne new
building material that chief of the
"World's Fair buildings has figured
on using to save $4000000 in the
construction of the building. Speci-
mens of it were lecently exhibited in
Galveston aud the Evening Tribune
says the samples weio as hard
and duraole as rock with the finest
of gloss finish.
The New Oileans Times-Democrat
mentions one of the biggest
railroad and land deals that have
ever been consummated in recent
years involving as it doese the
probable emigration of the entire
Mormon population to Old Mexico
and the building of a railroad 1500
miles in length has been contracted
for between John "W. JToung the
eldest son of the late Mormon elder
Brigham Young and B. C. Fauiot a
wealthy banker of Lma O. and
president of tho Mexico Coloniza-
tion Company. Two and a half
million acres of land are involved.
A railroad will be built from Deal-
ing N. M. to Topolobampo on the
coast jot the Gulf of California in
Old Mexico. The length of the
road is 1520 miles with branches to
Chihuahua and Guaymas. and from
Guaymas to tho Yaqui river and tho
Plant senBo and reap dollars.
THE TKXAS VETERANS I5IHE HiEE.
The annual meeting of the Texas
veterans' association will be'held at
Brenham April 20 and 21. - The Ft.
Worth and Denver announces says
the Ft. Worth Gazette that it will
carry all veterans wives and widows
of veterans free of charge upon pre-
sentation of a certificate signed by
Walter P. Lane president Stephen
H. Darden secretary and A. Deffen-
F. C. Wilson of Georgia gradu
ated ironi tlie .Baltimore college of
Dentai Surgery ou the 23rd iubtant
with the highest average with one
exception since- the school was
opened 51 years ago takiug first
honors a gold medal and a fiist
prize. The first award for bridge
and crown wort was given to J. G
Fife of Texas while the first prize
in operative demstry was won by J.
W. David of Texas.
The universal opinion of the press
is tnat secretary iSlame in his mes-
sage to Gov. Nichols of Louisiana.
went off half cocked or in plain Eng
lish sent a nasty message that the
astute Statesman would never have
sent upon mature deliberation. Gov.
Nichol's" reply shows that he knows
ho occupies the vantage ground and
while courteons gives Mr. Blaine to
understand that Louisiana and not
the Federal government is the only
power that can deal with and punish
the offenders unless the request
came Irom mm tuat the btate was
unable to deal with them. The
State Department can possibly in
duce Congress to pay a monied in-
demnity to the families of the de-
ceased who wereHing Humbert's
subjects but it is powerless as the
Italian government to do more.
There are two cases of small
pox near Luling.
Horse thieves buro been at work
near Wichita Falls leo-ntly.
The Galveston Yi tifest will be
held on the 2nd and S.d of May.
Brownwood silver cornet band
has reorganized cud employes a di-
rector. An epimeuic of horse thieung
is prevailing in the counties adjoin-
An unknown was run over by
the train and killed two miles from
Henry M. Stanley the African
exploser and his wife were at El
Ballinger is going to have water
works in the near future. The cost
will bo about $16000.
Anderson Gibson while in a fit
of temporary insanity cut his throat
at Galveston Tuesday.
Hico was again isited by a de-
structive fire Tuesday. Nine busi
ness houses were burned.
Jno. Reynolds has been jailed
at Hamilton charged with the rob-
bery of the Shive post office.
Uvalde is a great honey produc
ing county and has a regular organ
ized beekeepers' association.
A lodge of the Knights of Py-
thias was instituted at Rockport re
cently. Is is styled Bockport lodge
The dry kilns of the Gate City
lumber company was burned Tues-
day. The loss amounts to several
Work is being pushed on the
buildings in course of construction
at Brownwood now and other stone
buildings are under contract.
xne report tnat Aouene was
iufested with malignant diseases
such as scarlet fever smallpox etc.
is denied by the mayor of that city.
Professor Crabb is erecting a
building in Temple for his music
conseryatory that will cost $8000.
This the enterprise that was going
Belcherville Montaguo county
is going to have a national bank
with a capital at the start of $50-
000 half of which is local. The stock
is practically all taken. v
Ane uouse nas adopted a reso-
Iution requiring the publication in
pamphlet form of 5000 copies of the
Jefferson Davis memorial services in
the House aud senate.
The Waco merchant J. A. Solo-
mon who was cowhided by Hugh
McElroy a Now Orleans drummer
has brought suit for $75000 dam
ages $50000 actual and -$25000 ex
Near Rio Grande city Tuesday
the body of Nat Nela was found
partially decomposed with a bullet
hole in his head On the discovers:
of the body Antonio Bomerly sur
rendered saying that he killed the
deceased while he was attempting
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bU OLCUX UUUI LilO JJiWfcUlU. I
Furniture and Carpets
eS-Parlor Sets Chamber Seta; House Furnishing Goods. ?
CARPETIEG OIL CLOTBS . MAWIHG
HIERORS MAWSHSSBS FURHITURE POLISH.
we aro preparea to rarmau your housa from top to bottom at short notice. Carpet
eowod tad jri'. do-am. Call and soo us.
south sr--: of public squabs.
Goods delivered in tho cit FREE.
- BEEHHA3I. TEX4S
WATCH MAKER AND JEWELER .
IDealer 13. CLOCKS
WATCHES JEWELRY AND PLATED-WARE.
Snorvfrsinloe? Frr F0R everybody thu
gJUla.al'IcS: best diamanta glasses
FOR THE EYES. tSf best attention giTeui o all 'ltep airing
Watches Jewelry. Clocks and Regalators
Work and Goods (jnaranteed.
West side Court House Square BEEKHAH. TESj.S
FURNITURE AND CARPETS!
FINEST LAJRQEST LINE AJN-D STOCK IN TBE CITF.
Two Sliows in One.
Six carloads just recoived. Now is tho timo to buy
OW TTATVTX3 t30"X ASOr&Xi TO -.HjEtXVJS:.
SSSIook for us on ilain Street -a
O. WITTEBCXRG Brenhdjii Tex-
Livery andSale Stables
UNDERTAKERS & DIRECTORS.
A FUIJ. LINE OP JtUlIIAL ItOLBES TOR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.
Dealers ixx Grrairi.
Have just received several car loads f Corn Oats Bran
Cotton Seed Sleal.
FREE DEZrt'EBY TO iiKY FZVT OF GIT'S
Finest Liouors Wines and Cigars
ALWAYS ON HAND.
Cold Fresh Beer always on tap. .Responsible for all baggage or
valuables lelt in my cave.
aerLrancb. at all hours. Special attention
lunch lor travelers.
Brenham Texas. WJU. HAMELMANN Proprietor.
given to prepaiing
' Sandy Street Srenham Texas
My bar is always supplied -with the finest assortment of
Liquors Wines Cigars and
G H. MUM'S BXTR A DRY CHAMPAGNE.
A. Werner's lillian Cip-Iesi 5-cent Cigar in tne Ci.j
Folite attention to all. Call and see me beioro buying elstwhercj my
prices are as cheap as the cheapest can be
L. F. GBASSMUCK Proprietor
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