Brenham Weekly Banner. (Brenham, Tex.), Vol. 26, No. 14, Ed. 1, Thursday, April 2, 1891 Page: 4 of 8
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The Weekly Banner.
J. Q. BANKIN. Proprietor.
Thursday April 2 1891.
isiana is dead.
McEnery of Lou-
The Virginia State Press Associa-
tion will visit Texas this fall.
TTAimv Tracy thinks an effort is
being made secretly to disrupt the
TSnn Fitzsimmons and Jim Hall
are-matched to fight to a finish tor
a $7000 purse.
Hon. "R. Q. Mills has been invited
to address the Texas Legislature
upon the political issues of the day.
A mask has been sawed in Cal-
ifornia sixteen feet wide. "Wonder
which party most needs it worst for
The Times Democrat is making
war on the authorities for not pro-
hibiting the milkmen from selling
The German legislative news w'dl
assume a new imterest if Bism? jk
becomes the leader of the opposition
jn the Beichstag.
Gov. Hogg has vetoed tne new
Austin charter but another wall be
presented to the Legislature more
in conformity to his views.
( Bee county is turning its atten
tion to truck farming and with suc-
cess. . Truck farming will yet be
one of South Texas chief industries.
Austin Uorbix the railroader is
endeavoring to inaugurate a' scheme
whereby vessels will make the trip
across the Atlantic inside of fiye
A Paris widow has
of them in
and swindles all
three hours after the ceremony de
serting them to hunt up another
victim under a different name each
The Houston Post put on its
handsome new spring dress about a
month ago but waited until Easter
for its new head dress. In its en-
tire new dress it is a belle and no
It is said that the Indians at the
Pine Bidge and Bosebud agencies
are getting uneasy. If the report
is correct it is more than probable
that the white people who live in
that section of the country are ex-
periencing the same feeling.
Italt has borrowed 5000000
pounds. If she decides to chastise
Uncle Sam or his daughter Louisi
ana for the alleged lynching of her
subjects she will need the money
and more besides before the con
tract is completed.
The Congress of the Western States
that is to assemble in Kansas City
on April 15 and is expected to be in
session for aa entire week is one
that cannot fail to have far-reaching
consequences as well for us here in
the South as for the TA est.
Gov. Eagle of Arkansas has ap-
proved the joint resolution asking
Arkansas representatives in con-
gress to use their influence to secure
an amendment to the constitution
providing for the election of United
States senators by direct vote of the
Bev. Father Craft the Indian
missionary who predicted the In-
dian outbreak and who wa3 wounded
iiimself at Wounded Knee Agency
:ays there is danger of more serious
troubles unless the Indians are'
placed.under the control of the war
The results of the experiments of
Dr. Koch's lymph in San Antonio
have be6n quite satisfactory. Ninety-
aight -patients have been treated by
Dr. Jenkins and twelve claim to
nave been cured. Some of the cures
have been merely of apical tuber-
culosis and others have been of con-
sumption in an advanced stage.
The New Orleans New Delta has
recently put on a new head dress
which gives it a much more metro-
politan appearance and is more in
keeping with its get up. The New
Delta is one of the ablest editorial
lailiea in New Orleans its editorial
jolumns Bparkhng with crisp com-
ment and bright eayings as well as
Italians continue to hold meet-
ings in various sections ' of the
aountry for the purpose of denoun-
cing the New Orleans lynching.
They do not confine themselves to
expressions of sympathy but call
loudly for King Hubert to send
iron clads-to the mouth of the Mis-
sissippi. They do not ask reprea-
tion of the authorities at New
Orleans all of which shows that
though claiming protection under
our flag they would be glad to see it
trampled upon as it was at New
Orleans.. Foreigners that come to
this country should become Ameri-
can citizens and sever their allegiance
$.o kings and potentates.
The Italian authorities are. anx
ious to see the 2s ew Orleans lynch
ers vigorously prosecuted by the
authorities but intimates that a
failuro on the part of t'ae Federal
authorities or the state jf Louisiana
to institute proceedings would com-
pel the withdrawal of. Baron Fava
from his post as Italian administra-
tor to the United Spates.
The announces .ent that Harrison
is a candidate ifjr renomination to
the Presidency and that he was go
ing to make fj tour of the South
was not received with the enthusi
asm that h.e doubtless expected.
He is not n .ear so strong a man with
his party r& Blaine and will not be
in it if Jjlaine decides to make a
sacrifice of himself upon the altar of
defeated hope in the campaign of
Ti ie Hatfield McCoy feud of Ken-
tuc'iy has been ended after years of
ex';ermination during which time
ni.ore than a hundred lives have
teen lost. Love and marriage of
'two of the opposing forces did what
the law failed to acconiplisu in
bridging the chasm in which run the
blood of a long list of relatives on
each side. It is well that this blot
upon civilization has been ended.
The treasury department is con
siderably exercised over the discov-
ery of $2 countefeit silver certifi
cates so nearly perfect as to be al
most impossible of detection. Here-
tofore all counterfeits were easily
detected by the failure to imitate
the distinctive -class of paper on
which the notes were printed but
this note is printed on a good imi
tation of the paper.
Mbs. Potter Palmer has an-
nounced the executive committee
of the World's Fair board of lady
managers. The first meeting of the
executive committee will be held
April 8. Among the committee are
Mrs. Susan G. Cooke of Knoxville
Tenn.: Miss Mollie E. Beck of
Tampa Fla Mrs. James P. Nagle
of Little Bock Ark.; Miss Shakes-
peare of Now Orleans La.; and Mrs.
Eosina Byan' of Austin Tex.
The recent Congress appropriated
some S15000000 with which to
repay the sums collected by a direct
levy by the various States over a
quarter of a century ago. Five-
sixths of this refund will go to the
Northern States and less than one-
sixth to 'the States of the South
which accounts for Congress passing
the measure. But now a portion of
the South's small prorata is with-
held on account of the alleged old
debts of some of the States to the
government. For example the fol-
lowing States should "receive the
appended amounts: Arkansas 154-
70118: Florida $47GG 2G; Louisiana
S314.50084; North Carolina $377-
45261; South Corolina$22239G3G;
Tennessee 39200448; Virginia
$44240009. But now is adduced
the plea that these States have been
mdebted to the United States as
trustee for certain Indian tribes and
the Smithsonian Institution on ac
count of State bonds and interest.
xne scneme to witnnoid tne re
fund from the States in question
says the New Orleans Times-Demo
crat alleges that Congress has regu-
larly appropriated money to pay the
- " .. -r
interest oi these bonds and that the
country has in fact been compelled
to assume tne indebtedness to the
amount both of principal and inter
est. And the contention is accord
ingly made that the sums which
under the terms of the direct-tax re
funding act would go to these in
debted btates. should be used to
liquidate the saidindebtness in whole
or in part.
It is probable however that the
scheme will fail to materialize. The
alleged indebtedness is to a large
extent of the principal and to the
entire of the interest wholly imagin-
ary. The State in question never
incurred or recognized it and the
action of Congress in assuming it
has knocked on the head whatever
shadow of a claim the Treasury may
have had to recover it.
XOKTH ASH SOUTH.
Massachusetts is going into the
abondoned farm business like the
other New England States not find-
ing it profitable; although the popu-
lation is increasing the average un-
der cultivation is steadily diminish
ing tne btate Bureau of Labor
which has been inquiring into this
matter discovers that there are
14G1 abandoned farms in the State
representing 3.4 per cent of its total
acreage. These are farms totally
abandoned and not those which the
owners have left but are still culti-
vated. They are deserted forlorn
and desolate and the buildings are
more than half of them in decav.
And these abandoned farms are in-
creasing in number yearly and the
people showing less and less dis-
position for farm life.
But is this tho only cause of their
abandonment ? Agriculture has
ceased to be profitable in many por-
tions of New England by reason of
the competition of the South and
west with her bettor climate cheaper
labor and land and ultimately many
New England farms playing at a
loosing game will be abandoned.
Vermont iearea tne result unu
tried hard to keep her farms from
being abandoned. The Commission
of Immigrations made special offers
to immigrants desirous of settling
in Vermont but very little was ac-
complished for the farms in that
State are still abandoned.
Agriculture in New England is on
tne decline wuiie in tue oouiu n u
in the ascendency. If you are a
fanner turn your face towards the
South and settle in a country of
genial sunshine where land is cheap
aud the best farm labor in the world
Texas has room for thousands of
farmers andwill welcome them.
WE THINK IT WOULM WOKK.
The Galveston News says : "How
would it do to inflict disfranchise-
ment for a number of years as a
part of the penalty for misdemean-
ors of the most troublesome varie-
ties'? If a man is convicted of petit
larceny let him be fully punished
and deprived of the ballot for ten
Years. For carrying a pistol gamb
ling habitual drunkenness etc . add
to the penalty a term of five or ten
years disfranchisement. No doubt
such a provision would weaken the
criminal or vicious element at the
polls and enable the people to elect
ofheers who would eulorce tne laws
a trifle better."'
Such a law would have tho effect
of disfranchising many voters who
are. by reason of their own lawless
ness opposed to men holding the
positions who endeavor to rigidly
enforce the law. And the office
holders dependent somewhat upon
the support of such men pander to
their ideas of lax and lenient en-
forcement until some of the laws are
violated with such impunity from
year to year that they become a
dead letter on the statue books.
Any schemo that would keep the
worst element from having any
hand in the administration of the
country could not produce other
than good results.
Canalitle of Co. G. 4th Texas Cavalry at
the B.ittles of Val Venle and Glorietta.
The Banner is indebted to Lieut. F. A
Schliek of Co. G. 4th Regiment Texas Cav
alry Green's Brigade for the following ros
ter of that company together with a list of
killed and wounded at the tattles of Vt1
Verde and Glorietta in 2Cew Mexico in
1SG2. The roster it will be observed is
given from tho entrance of tho company in-
to service at San Antonio September 23.
18G1 together with the recruits added to the
company up to Mav 31 1862 and is believ
ed to be absolutely correct :
COMMISSIONED OWICSBS :
H. v. d. Eeuvel Captain.
Paul Vogelsang 1st Lieutenant
Julius Giesecke 2nd Lieutenant.
F. A. Schliek 3rd LieutcnaLt
L. Bernard Orderly Sergeant.
NOX-COK. OmCERS AND PRIVATES.
Boesel E C
Gollmer Christopher Giese. Adam
Gaetke. Henrv Hassler John
Hilgert Dr. H
Zabitch Hcribert v
Renter. J J
Win ckler John
JOINED CO. O AFTEBWARD:
V ogelpohl m
The following is a list of the killed and
wounded at the battle ot Val Verde Febru-
ary 21. 1S62:
Killed Capt M. v. 1 Heuvel and pri-
vate Henry Gaetke
"Wounded Wm. Becker Charles Korff.
Ernst Melchoir Julius Sternpnberg Richard
Schliek Hermann Trenckmann John Voel-
kel Ch. Rhodins W. Korff Tohn Stahmer
all ot whom were left in hospital at Socorro
Killed Sergt. Otto Schroeder privates
Christopher Gollmer A Juhl. Fritz Schae
Woundid Henry nse and August Am-
thor. Wounded were left in hospital at Santa
Fe New Alexico.
Greenville's handsome public
school building known as the Cen-
tral school building has been form-
ally received by the city. Its cost
including grounds equipments and
furniture is about 25000 and it is
one of the prettiest largest and best
buildings ever erected in Texas for
that amount of money.
Dilard Hambliu. of El Paso
was dragged to death by a runaway
horse Wednesday. He had the
bridle wrapped around his hand
when the horse took fright and drag-
ged him against a fence with such
force as to hreak tho rope and kill
EUROPEAN TRAIN LIGHTING.
Experiments in the electric light-
ing of trains on a German railway
have been made the subject of a
report by Prof. Kohlrausch. He
concludes that only the accumulator
system is adapted for such lighting
tho batteries .being charged by
means of fixed engines at various
stations and changed wnen ap
proaching exhaustion. He cannot
commend the use of power from the
locomotive or tne carrying oi a
dynamo on account of the increase
in the couplings of the train. Trains
on Swiss railways are being sue
cessfully lighted by accumulators.
The duration of telegraphic cur-
rents has been calculated in Ger-
many with these results: In ordi-
nary Morse working the signalling
current lasts .125 second: and with
the Hughes apparatus only from
.0i to .07 second. With the Meyer
multiplex apparatus however cur-
rents may have a duration of as
little as .007 second and with the
Dulaney multiplex of .002 second;
while the wheatstone automatic
wnen transmitting ouu words per
minute sends out ddl00 currents
every minute each having.theref ore
a duration of .0018 second.
A French society has been trying
electric motors for elevating and
depressing heavy guns and for
moving them into
a separate motor
saving of time is
for each of tho
war vessels for Chili now being
built in France are to be fitted with
such motors to be driven from the
electric light circuit.
Babbits have been known by M.
G. Colin to live in perfect health
for two months in open hutches ex-
posed to a cold of 10 degrees above
to 15 degrees below zero. Sheep
and pigs also survive severe weather
but horses and dogs are killed by it.
A French aeronaut has been con
structing an air ship of 3000 yards
capacity to be propelled by a motor
made from aluminum.
THE WISCONSIN MOUNDS.
Scarcely anything in the range of
American antiquities according to a
paper bv Dr. .Frederick Starr in the
Proceedings of the New York Acad
emy of Sciences has caused more
wonder and led to more discussion
than the animal mounds of Wiscon-
sin. Unlike "many mounds in the
Ohio and Mississippi valley these
were not sepmcurai. xney may
nave been village guardians; perhaps
tribal totems marking territorial
limits: some may have been of use as
game drives; some may even served
as fetich helpers in the hunt like
the prey gods of Zuni. They are
nearly confined to a belt of moderate
width stretching through Wisconsin
and overlaping into Minnesota and
Iowa. Within this area they occur
by hundreds. Dr. Lapham pub-
lished a great work on ike effigy
mounds in 1855 since which time
no one has paid so much attention
to them as Stephen D. Peet whose
articles have lately been issued in
book form. Mr. Peet has studied
the kinds of animals represented
the most satisfactorily identified
among many species seeming to be
the buffalo moose and deer or elk;
the panther bear wolf and squirrel
tne lizzard and turtle; the eagle
hawk owl goose and crane; and
crane; and fishes. One or two man
mounds are known although most
of those so called are bird mounds.
Scmetimes too "composite
wounds'' are found and the same
forms are found cut into the ground
instead of built Above it. These
strange earth works are very skill-
fully done more or less in harmony
with their surroundings and not
only numerous but of large size
including a man 214 feet long a
beast 160 feet long with a tail meas-
uring 320 feet and a hawk with
wings expanded 240 feet.
science And business.
The loss to England of thd great
coal-tar industry which in its early
stages was particularly her own is
attributed to the more thorough
and systematic scientific study of
the Germans and French. Sir F.
Abel states that Germany has great
works where chemical research is
carried on as an elaborate business
and is pursued by men who have ac-
quired university degrees and dis-
tinction one establishment alone
having 40 trained chemits at work
on the particular branch of research
in which it is interested.
There are now 1034 compound lo-
comotives at work or building 532
being in England 430 in Germany
and 8 in North America.
AN" electrical braix-tester.
An apparatus for measuring briau
effort has been made by Mr. J. L.
Balbi who suggests that the arrange-
ment might be made to point out
the proper studies for children or
those which can be pursued with
tho least work and greatest profit. !
In the centre of a head-gear of the
some light heart-conducting material
he places a thermoelectric pile
which is connected by flexible wires
to a sensitive galvanometer. The
slightest rise in temperature due to
rush of blood to the head is indi
cated by the golvanometer the ef-
fect of course increasing with the
intensity of the mental work.
BATS IKMODERH MEDICINE.
A late experimenter in Dr. Kocd's
laboratory Mr. E. H. BanMn of
Cambridge Eng. has reported an
interesting discovery. A long study
of anthrax suggested investigations
which resulted in bringing to light
a "protective protoid" in the bodies
of rats which enjoy a remarkable
immunity from many infections
diseases and this cultivated in the
usual way proves to be a remedy
for anthrax and may also be effective
The ratio of the circumference to
the diameter of the circle was com-
puted by Archimedes 22:7 and P.
Melius made it 355:113. After a
tedious calculation. Shanks has now
fixed it as far as 530 decimals and
Eutherford has verified tho results
up to the 440th decimal.
Mr. G. E. Bavenstein estimates
that the earth could feed a total
population of about 5999000000.
One of the greatest engineering
works now in progress is the.build-
rng of the great reservoir that is to
supply Bombay with water. The
dam will be two miles long 118
feet high and 103 feet wide at the
Tho Yoakum Sun has suspend
Col. .T. M. Gibbs of Uvalde
Two prisoners broke jail at Bee-
ville N ednesday night.
A poultry breeders association
has been organized at Belton.
A confederate camp is to be
organized at Corpus Chnsti.
Hard rains place the wheat crop
of3hildress county beyond ques-
tion. At Marshall the citizens held
memorial services in honor of Gen
Jos. E. Johnson.
Cookston the murderer of
Deputy Sheriff Whiteman is in jail
at Pans with the pneumonia.
The amounts so far recovered
from the arrested Brownsville tram
robbers foot up nearly 89000.
The Dallas livening Bulletin a
Connor campaign sheet made its ap
pearance in Dallas on the 25th.
A negro girl was burned to
death by lighting a fire with kero-
sence at bulphur bpnngs bunday.
Sixteen cottages occupied by
operative of the Galveston cotton
mill were burned there "Wednesday
The prisoners in.jail at Hemp-
stead tried to saw out a day or two
ago but were discovered in time to
An insane negro who it was
supposed escaped from the Terrell
asylum was found on the streets at
The school trustees of Eastland
have decided to use the money in the
treasury to build a new and com-
modious school house.
The house has passed a resolu-
tion to amend the constitution so as
to make the payment of poll tax a
requisite to noting.
Hill county expects to spread
herself this year in the yielding of
crops if tho season continues as fa-
vorable as now says the Mirror.
The blue and the gray at
Gainsvilie assembled in the court
house and held memorial services in
honor of Gen. Joseph E. Johnson.
The central school building at
Greenville has been received by tho
authorities and is now occupied by
a department of the public schools.
The wage-workers of Austin
who one year ago gave a parade and
picnic so successfully will repeat
the entertainment this vear on
Jack Smith an industrious far-
mer who has lived at Hawkins for
many years was tried last weeK at
Quitman and pronounced insane by
It' is probable that less cane
will be planted in Panola county
this season than last while the cot-
ton acreage will be increased. Fruit
Galveston and Houston are to
have a team each of base ballests
who will play this summer twice a
week aleinately in Galveston and
The heaviest rain of the season
visited Banger last Wednesday
night accompanied by considerable
hail which however did very little
A Mexican with the smallpox
got on the train at Pearsoll bound
for San Antonio. The car was soon
deserted and upon reaching San
Antonio the Mexican and his father
were at once taken to tho pest
house the cars being sidetracked
and will be thoroughly fumigated
before going out.
"FTfilWf.OTilln in rref.Hnrf to be. a
great place for artesian wells. Foun-
tains and streams of pure health-
giving water are plentiful and within
Tho Minnrnl Wella board of
trndft was nrmiiznd Wednesday
night with a membership of twenty-
nve. J. niountcasue was eiecieu.
The congressional committee
that accompanied the remains of
Senator Hearst of California arrived
in El Paso "Wednesday from San
Col. W. A. Wortham of Sulpher
Springs who has been appointed
superintendent of the State orphan
asylum at Corsicana will take charge
April the 1st.
The citizens of Victoria county
have determined to raise 100000
for the purpose of building a rail-
road toward deep water and toward"
some point north.
The marshal of Sherman has
gone to Joplin Mo armed with ihe
necessary papers to bring Chas.
Parker back on a charge of murder-
ing Conductor Brown.
The board of trade of Waxa-
hachie has entered into an agreement
with the Texas State Fair and Dallas
Exposition to make an exhibit of the
products of Ellis county.
Two American eagles were
killed in Victoria county last week.
One of the eagles measured 6 feet
2 inches from tip to tip of wing
and the other 6 feet 9 inches.
The meeting of the citizens
held at Mexia declared their opposi-
tion to the 50 cents on the $100.
levy to bouild a court house and
favored the issuance of bonds.
The 'TLucero Banch'- of 13296
acres in Hidalgo county Texas re-
cently sold for $23500 while 2000
head of average stock cattle in. the
same locality brought 10000.
"Lake Austin" and "Mary
Lynch" two lumber schooners en-
countered a heavy gale and were
forced to take shelter in Aransas
Pass.harbor for repairs recently.
Jerry Staples a boiler maker in
the employe of the I. & G. N. R"y.
company has been arrested at Pales-
tine on a charge of murdering Jack
German near Palestine last Augiist.
A United States marshal has
been in Baird recently and the re-
sult is that some twenty-five Calla-
han citizens are en route to "Graham
as special veniremen in the Marlow
A ' number of representative
farmers in the city of Weatherford
Wednesday report everything is a
little late but the outlook was
never more promising at this time
It was reported in Denison
Wedne&day that an emigrant wagon
while endeavoring to cross the Boggy
in the Territory was swept away by
the high water and a woman
. T. Morris charged with the
murder of Moss in Greer county
who -recently made his escape from
Quannab was captured Wednesday
evening seven miles from there by
Deputy JVIarshals Joe McKee
and' George Oakes arrived at Paris
Wednesday from the Choctaw nation
with Lewis Leflore and Charlie Wil-
liams charged with the murder of
Anton A. Seffel the defeated
candidate for city marshal at San
Antonio filed a mandamus suit
against the mayor and city clerk to
compel them to permit him to in-
spect the election returns.
F. Eaymond Merner the Mexi-
can tried at Uvalde recently for the
murder of T. Flores and given a life
sentence in the pen committed sui-
cide Wednesday night by strang-
ling himself with a leather beltr
The committee on immigration
of the TexasEeal Estate association
met at the board of trade hall in
Austin Wednesday and as all the
members were not present adjourned
to -meet at Waco on next Saturday.
Wes McGuire was assassinated
Wednesday night near Llano while
on his way home from a dance.
Tom Duff has been arrested on bus
picion and is in jail. McGuire was
shot in the back of the head with a
T. Jeffry and A. Williamson
two unsophisticated farmers went
to see "The Old Gray Mule" in San
Antonio which for toughness is
said to have no superior anywhere
on earth and while there were re-
lieved of S144.
The bids on the new Christian
church at Taylor have been opened
and rejected. It is the wish and in
tention oi tne church to build a 510-
000 house but the bids were con-
siderablv beyond that figure. Bids
are still invited.
-Freeman Bichmond went to
Tom Bryan's house four miles
south of Caldwell Fridaj jight and
shot him in the head with a shot.
gun killing him. Bichmond fled
but subsequently returned to the
jail and surrendered.
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