Brenham Weekly Banner. (Brenham, Tex.), Vol. 26, No. 51, Ed. 1, Thursday, December 24, 1891 Page: 11 of 14
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The occasional report of a fire
cracker reminds us of the approach
The electric lieht man will proba-
fely postpone his visit until after the
A 5-centpackage of Kiber's Cough
Drops will stop the hacking cough.
Children cry for it.
There wis several cars loaded with
the household goods of movers at
the Santa Pe depot Monday.
BLACK-DRAUGHT xe cures Constipation.
SUNDAY NIGHT FIKKS.
In Justice Curry's court Monday
Aaron Furgerson plead guilty to as-
sault and was fined S5 and cost.
Some one stole Mr. Paul Dawsons
horse from in front of Boesler's
store about 7 o'clock Monday night.
Attention is directed to the dis-
solution notice of Messrs. Snell &
Blackburn which appears in thiB
SurEBiKTEXDENT Kezie of the
Santa Fe was in the city Friday
looking after the cars that were
in the wreck above here last week.
T. have U6ed Kiber's Cough Drops
ami found relief from cold and
Moses Austin Bryan
San Jacinto Veteran.
Mr. Chas. Ztjbcheb who assigned
for the benefit of creditors some
time since has succeeded in effect-
5mg a settlement with his creditors.
Notwithstanding the gloomy
-weather of Monday and Tuesday the
-crowds in the city showed that the
Chrstmas trade had fairly begun
and promises to be lively all this
The rain of Monday was a bad
start for some gloomy Christmas
weather. It was drizzling rain most
of the day but it is hoped that the
weather will fair off and we will yet
have a pretty Christmas.
8- wine OF CAX3UL a Tonto to Woman.
Mb. W. H. Snell left for a three
weeks visit to his old home in Ten-
nessee Monday bearing with him
the best wishes of his numerous
friends here that he may spend the
holidays pleasantly there.
In Justice Curry's office Monday
afternoon Wm. Johnson and Clara
Johnson having decided that they
would hang up their Christmas
stockings together were united in
marriage by Justice Curry.
The Santa Fe has adjusted quite
a number of the claims of parties
hurt in the wreck above here recent-
ly and by an outlay of a small
amount of cash has prevented what
might nave been more costly suits.
Mb. C. C. Hemming of Gainsville
and his sister Mrs. 0. G. Compton
of Caldwell spent Sunday here and
left" on the early Monday morning
train for a visit to relatiyes in Flori-
da with whom they will spend
Attention is directed to the
change in the advertisement of Mr.
C. Halenza who in addition to his
beer business is now a dealer in corn
bran hay seed and feed oats etc.
All orders sent him will receive
The Itrenliam 'Firo Department Called
Out Three Time? Within Two
Hours and Kacli Time Gal
About 11 o'clock Sunday night
at a time when most of tho doniaons.
had retired to their virtuous couche s
and were listening for the soft wavos
that wash the shore of the land of
dreams they were suddenly startl ed
by the violent ringing of the fire
alarm and Brenhams incomparable
volunteer fire department gallantly
the fibst fire
was located in Camptown a lamp
haviner exploded on the bur eau at
the residence of Beckie String.f ellow
colored and set fire to the bureau
andj contents which were r emoved
from the building into tne yard
where it burned up without i damage
to the house.
Tho Connor Hoso Com pany was
the first out and went donm Sanday
street to the last hydran.t but see-
ing that the fire was beyond
their reach returned wei iring rather
a disappointed look tb: it indicated
they would like to have had a little
exercise in extinguishing a fire and
half an hour subsequenily about the
time they had all. had time to get
back to bed
THE SECOND iLARH
rang out more violently than the
first and the boys tu rned out with a
promptness that ind icated that some
of them had not bef;n to bed. This
time the fire was located on south
North street in a frame building oc-
cupied as a colored gambling den
run by Henry Carr but owned by
Mr. Jacob Hiltpold of Hockly Tex.
The fire was well under way the en-
tire interior of the building being
one mass of flames and its firery
tonguesjbursting out through open
windows and thin weatherboarding
and already having caught the dry
shingle roof was fast being consum
ed when the first water from the
Connor Hose was shot in at the
Pursuant to a call of the chairman
of the Democratic Executive Com-
mittee of "Washington county there
was a convention held at Eldridge
hall Saturday evening.
The convention was called to or
der by Mr. Heber Stone and Messrs
IS. Eldridge JU. Juris: and U. U. liid-
dings Jr. appointed a committee on
credentials and permanent organiza
They recommended the election of
Mr. Heber Stone as permanent
chairman and Mr. E. L- Salley as
permanent secretary. That the res-
pective precincts were entitled to
the following vote3 in the conven-
tion: Precinct No. 1 5
THE DEAD WOMAN.
" 2 7
" 3 22
" 4 8
" 5 10
" 6 i
" 7 5
front door. A piece of iron stuck
into the nozzle and for a brief time
prevented effective work but it was
quickly removed and that company
kept the fire under control until the
Mechanics Engine Uompany turned
on a tremendous stream from the
rear and In an incredible short time
only the charred hull of the building
remained to show that there had
been a fire. The origin of this fire
is unknown though supposed to
have been the work of an incendiary
By the time the work of putting
up the aparatus had been completed
the boys were satisfied with the ex-
ercise and elected Foreman W. H.
Snell of the Mechanics' to turn on
the hose of liquid refreshments in-
asmuch as it seemed to have been in
honor of his departure and the Doys
accompanied him to Weoller's be-
fore retiring for the night. In less
than an hour however
the third alarm
brought them out and it was only
stern duty that spurred them for
the novelty of the thing was begin
ning to pall upon them. This time
the fire was found to be Detween tho
roof and ceiling of the store of P.
Jj. Tieman next door to the build-
ing that had just burned and had
probably caught from the heat of
the other fire. A hole was cut in
the roof and a few well directed
buckets of water extinguished it
in its incipiency. No insurance.
Mr. J. N. Harris who resides three
miles south of Greenvine in this
county while cutting wood a few
days ago fonnd in the heart of a
sound post oak eighteen inches in
diametre au old weeding hoe such
as were used in anti bellum times.
His theory of how it got there is that
the hoe was stuck in the tree when
but a saplin and it had grown around
it completely embedding it the
nearest part of the hoe to the outer
circumference of the trunk behig a
little over six inches.
Cry BLACK-DRAUGHT tea lor Dyipepd.
At Blinn college Sunday Mr. Ed.
Blinn of New York son of the
founder of the college tendered the
faculty an elegant reception after
which he delivered an address at the
college building which was listened
to with attention by a large audience.
He reviewed the work of the college
spoke of its success its hope for the
future; complimented the faculty on
its present prosperity etc. The
college has outgrown its present
capacity and Mr. Blinn will probably
make a donation to increase the
building to a capacity adequate to
Quite a number of Chappell Hill
folks were in the city Monday and
from some of them it was learned
that the party from there who went
to East Texas on a camp hunt about
two weeks ago had returned and in
addition to quantities of small game
killed five deer and two cats
Quite a number of policy holdors
of the New. York life insurance com-
pany living here have upon the sug
gestion oi .insurance Commissioner
John E. Hollingsworth forwarded
powers of attorney to parties living
in New York authorizing them as
proxies to Tote their policies in the
coming election of officers and trus-
tees of (lie comDanv Thoso nnliV.v
tire not at all uneasv about
icy of tho company; and
Iremiums as they fall due
are entitled to vote in
jnt of the affairs of
think it to their
Died in this city "Wednesday
morning Mrs. Amanda W. .Low
formerly of Concordia Tenn. She
came to Texas in December 1886
following her five sons Messrs. T. A.
and A. A. Low of this city Arthur
and B. M. of Brownwood and "W.
L. of Lampassas who had proceed-
ed her. She was 70 years of age
and a consistant member of tho
Cumberland Presbyterian church
from the age of 17. She has been
in quite feeble health for some
time with heart troubles and her
death was not unexpected though
none tho less sad to her bereaved
friends and relatives. Her remains
will be shipped to her old home in
Concordia Tennessee to-day for interment.
Auction Sale of Fine Stallion
I will offer for salo on tho pub-
lic square of tho city of Bronham
ouiuruay Jan. z 1892 at 2 o'clock
p. m. seven fine stallion colts one
year old past. Breeding Clyde-
Morgan Hambletonian and Porch-
cron .Norman all raised in Kansas.
oaia colts will be sold at public
uuiury to mo nignest Didder with
out law. 1 make this salo as I
will ship grown stallions from
ucro mat remain unsold and it
will not pay mo to ship any colts.
This is an opportunity for you to
sccuro younjr. woll-brod Ktnllirms
that likely will not bo mot with
aSJJUjjn a long time. Stallions
Upon motion the
Upon motion of D. C. Giddmgs
Jr. a committee of three was ap
pointed to select nine delegates to
represent the county in the Senato-
rial convention to be heir! here on
the 29th and the committee Messrs
Kirk Deverand Giddings presented
the following list: Dr. N. J.
Thompson Graball; J. E. Boutt
Chappell Hill; "W. B. Garrett D. C.
Giddmgs B. Lehmann Brenham;
Gus. Broesche Burton ; T. C. Clay
Independence ; Aug. Keng "Wesley ;
E. J. Neinast Gay Hill and the re-
port of the committee was adopted.
V. U. buddings Jr. then ottered
the following resolution which was
unanimously adopted :
"Whereas a vacancy exists in this
the 12th Senatorial District caused
by tho death of the Hon. E. G.
Maetze and an election has been or-
dered to fill such vacancy and
whereas we recognize in the person
of the Hon. "W. W. Searcy a man of
high personal and professional in-
tegrity and one whose political
faith is that of a true and uncompro
mising democrat strong in his party
convictions and with courage to
support them who by his eminent
ability and tried devotion to his po-
litical faith is eminently fitted to fill
such vacancy therefore be it re-
solyed that in order to prove our
estimate of his character and ability
and our appreciation of his past ser-
vices to the cause of democracy and
to "Washington county it is the
sense of this convention and the
democracy of "Washington county
that the said "W. W. Searcy be nom
inated to fill said vacancy and that
the delegates from this convention
to the District convention which
meets in this city on the 29th inst.
be and they are herehy instructed
to cast the vote of this county
first last and all the time for him
as the nominee and to use all hon
orable means in their power to se-
cure his nomination and election.
On motion of W. B. Garrett the
following resolution was unanimous-
Bcsolved that this convention de-
plores the defeat of Hon. B. Q. Mills
for speaker of the house of Bepro
sentatives a position to which his
eminent ability his true devotion to
the democratic faith and the leader-
ship of the party and past services
And it is the sense of the democ-
racy of "Washington county in con-
vention assembled that the eminent
service he has rendered the State of
Texas while in congress the democ-
racy of the whole country entitles
him to represent the State of Texas
in the United States Senate and that
he should be elected to that position
by the next Legislature and that the
delegates from this convention are
hereby instructed to use all their in
fluence to instruct the nominee for
senator from this district to cast his
vote first and last for him for
tor and to use all honorable
to secure his election.
On motion of Judge L. Kirk a
resolution was adopted requesting
our representative M. M. Felder to
use his influence hi the interest of
Hon. K. Q. Mills for United States
There being no further business
tho convention adjourned.
No Longer a Mystery. She Was Identi-
fied as Sirs. Muhlberger.
County Attorney B. S. Bogers
Sheriff Teague Tom Matchett and
Win. Struve all went out Thursday
nicht to Mr. J. B. Brophy's pasture
where a dead woman had been dis-
covered but upon their arrival
there she had been identified as
Mrs. Muhlberger who resides near
Berlin and the conclusion arrived at
was that she died of heart disease
and had been lying there since Fri-
day last. She left home last Friday
for the purpose of visiting her
daughter Mrs. Smith three miles
away and is supposed to have fallen
by the wayside that evening where
she has lain since. Her remains
were considerably decomposed
showing that she had been there
The reason she had not been
missed her people at home thought
she was at her son-in-law Smiths
and as she had never reached there
nor they had had no intimation of
her coming they of course thought
she wad at home.
She was about 65 years of age
and mother of Jno. and Geo. Muhl-
berger mother-in-law of Wm.
Schwarts the Smith already re-
ferred to and Wm. Kramer and
yery frequently walked from her
place near Berlin to the residence of
her son-in-law Mr. Smith on the
Greenvine road traveling the unfre
quented road through Brophy's
pasture on which she was found.
The remains were turned over to
An Octogenarian Passes Away.
At his residence in this city Sun
day .December the 20th 1891 at
3:30 p. m. Dr. Geo. St. C. Hussey
shut his eyes in death at the end of
life's gentle descent being at the
time of his demise 81 years and
seven months of age.
He was born May 17 1810 in
Hagerstown Md. but for sixteen or
seventeen years had been a resident
of this city and has many friends to
morn his demise besides his aged
wife who is herself less than ten
years his junior and two sons one
of whom is a resident of this city
the other a printer on the New Or
He died of no malady or particular
disease but fell like the autumn
fruit that mellowed long. Fate
seemed to have wound him up for
the allotted three score and ten
years yet freshly ran he on ten win
ters more before the wheels of life
like a clock worn out with eating
time at last stood still and his spirit
was launched from the solemn shore
into the vast ocean of eternity where
we trust it will sweep trumphantly
into a harbor calmed by God's love.
His funeral took place from his
lato residence at 3:30 o'clock Mon
day and was conducted by the
Masons; of which lodge he was an
honored member as well as to the
Knight Templars and the I. O. O.F's.
His remains were followed to their
last resting place by a large con-
course of grief strick friends and
1 OUB REPRESENTATIVE TALKS.
Capt. M. M. Felder member of
the legislature from this the 71st
representative district who resides
at Chappell Hill was in the city
A Banner reporter met him and
asked how he liked the instructions
of the county convention which
were to the effect that he use all
honorable means to secure the elec-
tion of Hon. E. Q. Mills to tho
United States senate at the ap
proaching extra session of the legis
He said in substance that the
instructions were wholly unneces-
sary as there was not a stronger
Mills man in the State; but that
while they were instructing he
didn't see why they didn't instruct
Messrs. York and King. As to
himself while he was a Hogg man
tho fact of the governor's appoint-
ment of Chilton would not influence
him in the least ; that he believed
that party service ought to count
for something and that it entitled
Mills to precedence over Governor
When asked at what time he
thought the extra session would be
called he replied that he did not
think it would be called to convene
earlier than March and that in his
opinion this would be the best time
as it would give the farmer legisla
tors an opportunity to eet their
crops under way which was a much
better time for them to leave them
in January when arrangements
were being made with tenants and
to put in their crops.
Capt. Felder in the course of the
conversation expressed himself in
reference to the alien land law re-
cently declared unconstitutional by
the supreme court; and said that he
believed it would be re-enacted
with some slight modifications and
that he was in favor of it. He says
opportunities for ascertaining the
sentiment of the people on this
subject have been pretty good and
in his opinion the people are largely
in favor of such a law. "In fact"
said he "I find a great many more
in favor of it just like it was than I
do against it and yielding to the
popular demand I believe the legis-
ature will re-e nact it."
FOR THE NEXT
We make the following low prices :
Our "Kompetition Krusher" $2 00
Our "Best on Earth" 3 00
Our "Prize Medal". 6 00
Our " Selz Best " 5 50
Our Ladies Kid Button at....
Our Ladies' Kid Button at....
Our Ladies' Kid Button at...
E. C. Burt & Co Fine Shoes
We Have Used on Our Plantations
Following is the list of marriage
licenses issued from the County
Clerk's office for the week ending
Wednesday afternoon December
C. F. Kalle to Annie Knolle.
Henry Lesch to Anna Rene.
Hennch Meier to Lois Bohm.
John Allen to Carrie Calvert.
Wilhelm Buck to Anna Frietag.
James Green to Melvina Hewett.
Robert Cooper to Emma Gilbert.
Lewis Coleman to Alice Grayson.
Charles Meyer to Minna Dresner.
Abrum Jones to Mamie Campbell.
James Hughes to Josephine Shaw.
"William Meyer to Sophie Tieman.
Nelson Jenkins to Fannie Devault.
J. N. "Wheeles3 to Lilian Campbell.
James Wilkerson to Jennie Bouldin.
Augustus Murray to Alice "Williams.
Richard Bouldin to Mary Hutchinson.
Bernhardt Busse to Minnie Bodenbeck.
"W. H. Hogan to Josephine Carmichael.
Heinrich Schroeder to "Wilhelmine Piepel
Lets Send For Him.
Sam Jones has been frequently
solicited to come to Brenham and
always promised to try and suggsst
a date when he could come and that
ended it but he now writes that if
the people of Brenham wDl build
him a tabernacle with a seatincr
capacity of 5000 and have it paid for
before he comes so that the meeting
will not be retarded by this debt he
will come. It was at once suggested
that as the cotton season was about
over that some cotton platform
could be transformed into a tempor-
ary tabernacle at a small cost as
some of the lumber dealers would
perhaps let the use of the lumber
for the purpose at the cost of its
Extra Low Prices
Obtain for the time specified only.
Fine repainnga specialty.
Brenham Shoe Store.
Next door to J. L. Amnions' Tailor Shop.
r G jeara Jensen's Bots and Colic Specific nut
up by O.i. Jensen 4 Co. .Burton Texas and out
wi iuo bicji unimais only one uieu.
Leep it un hand
anu wouiu not De without It.
Col.L.A ELLIS Austin Tex
Wm. Pattek a white brakeman on
tho Houston & Texas Central while
coupling cars in the Central yards
Monday night got his hand caught
between tho bumpers and mashed
his thumb badly. A few years ago
at Kansas City he got his front finger
on tho same hand mashed off in the
some manner. Dr. Williamson tho
local company surgeon dressed his
wound and he left at once for his
home in Houston.
Tue smokehouse of Mr. Emilo
Adlev living at Pleasant Hill burn-
ed on Monday night together with
its contents viz: five hogs and 3
beeves in pickle. Tho firo caught
irom a smote built under the nnrl-
Loss about S100 with no insurance. I
IX THE COURTS.
The mills of justice were grinding
in the precinct court over which Jus-
tice Curry presides Tuesday and
the following is the grist :
The preliminary trial of Miles Gat-
son was heard on a charge of assault
with intent to rob in two cases and
he was bound over in the sum of
$200 in each case.
Wm. Crawford on a charge of for
gery was given a prehminarv hear
ing and granted bail in the sum of
H. B. Roberts alias Huse McAdoo
on a charge of disturbing the peace
was acquitted but on a charge of
fighting was fined S5 and cost.
Mayor Wilkins has been confined
to his home for the past few days
unablo to hold court and the birds
in his cage were Tuesday put out on
tho street to work. Among them
were Fred Field a negro answering
to tho name of Caezar Jim McDade
and Bettio Brewer tho laut named
being turned out on hfer own recogn-
izance to await mayor Wilkins' convalescence.
Just received ono car load.
Box of Raising for
75 cents at
actual aamago ana it this arrange-
ment can be made it is not improba-
ble that at an early day the noted
evangelist will be here conducting a
revival. This is a great field for
This is the time of year when the
juvenile turkey winks at his best
girl and remarks that being a turkey
is a soft snap when folks actually
cram food down your gullet. Oc-
casionally an old tough spinster tur-
key comes along and tells them that
abstemiousness is the secret of lon-
gevity and that young gluttons may
come to grief even in the turkey
family. But you can't pursuade any
young turuey that tnere will ever
be another Christmas such as that
of which there is a horrible tradition
in the barnyard. So the turkeys eat
and grow fat and wax merry these
days though their days are num
Bots and Colic.
There Is now no excuse for you If you let vonr
unimai uie wiin uots or 1:011c wnen tne uots
anuinuc specific put up by C.f. Jensen Co.
Druzzists Burton lexas will cure everr case.
Many animals are lilledhyciTinethemalltinds
of medicine when sick. thlorof..rniisoneoftte
mot dangerous uet a bottle of Jensen's Bots
and Colic Specific at 50 cent- and have l on hand
in case of eme gency for when your animal gete
sick uu win wani 11 uau. .ACJ03 iristram
THAT FAMOUS SUIT.
City of Brenham vs. German-American
Mayor J. A. Wilkins is in receipt
of a letter from S. R. Fisher of Aus-
tin bearing date of December 19th
which says: "I returned on yester-
day from Washington whither I went
three weeks ago to present the above
entitled case to the Supreme Court.
I had to wait there nearly two weeks
to get the case up. It was fully
argued and submitted on Monday
the 14th. I trust we may have a de-
cision within the next month or two
and believe that the decision will be
favorable to the city ; of this how-
ever I can not of course speak with
any degree of certainty and but ex
press my opinion of what it ought to
Mr. Fisher is the counsel for the
city in the case against it by the
German-American Bank which holds
the $15000 in bonds issued by the
city council "for public improve-
ments" but appropriated to the San-
ta Fe road and afterwards repudiat-
ed and the result of the suit de-
pends upon whether the city will yet
have to pay them or not hence the
result is awaited with interest as the
uncertainty of this suit hanging over
the city has retarded public improve
ments here to a considerable extent.
If the suit is decided in favor of the
city then there is nothing to keep it
from issuing bonds for public im-
provements and going right ahead
with some that are much needed.
Misses Breedlovo Julia Lockett
Sadie AlcCIung and Willie Hughes
wore among tho party that went
down to Chappell Hill Tuesday
night to attend tho musical concert
thero at tho colloge by Miss Nealy
Iteal Estate Transfers.
Following is the list of real estate
transfers recorded jr Jhe County
Clerk's office for the week ending
Wednesday evening Dec. 23 '91:
F. "Weis to F. Fischer one lot in
Brenham and 6 58-100 acres of the
A Harrington leapue $1150
F. AVels to F. Fischer 99 38-100
acres in the A. Harrington letgue... 3000
r. weis to r. riscACr his interest
in tho Sausage fcclory 3.000
A. M. Karris et als" to F. Fischer
li-'i acres A. Harrington league 2500
Dr. utto witteto w m. mnfcmcir
100 acres S. Williams league 1200
Geo. Gossand wife to Otto Kluinn
55J acres G. Borden lcaguo 775
Geo. Gos? administrator to Otto
Klump 53j acres. G. Borden leae 725
Henry Iloddo to Jacob Sulke 51
4-10 acres Henry Austin league 1414
J. H. Ncal to Nelson Meredith. 29
acres in town of Washington 400
The Santa Fo was reported five
hours lato last night occasioned by a
Tfreca Borne where up the road.
It is said that in toys and novel-
ties Knoop & Schawe can undersell
anyone because they import a great
many of them and are buying home
made goods direct from the factory
Sixce the return of the Velasco
attendants at the recent sale there.
on every corneryou canhear Velasco
Dallas Tex. Feb. ic iSoo. Gents. I
was troubled for eight years with tetter which
annoyed me very much. Alter trying all the
remedies I could hear of without any benefit
I was induced to try your Saxet Blood Puri-
fier and was entirely cured by taking two
bottles. My general health was also greatly
unproved. Yours truly
W. R. BELL Grocer
214 Houston Street.
CALL FOR A CONVENTION.
Bkenham Tex. Dec 8 1891 :
To the Democracy of the 12th
Senatoritl District :
By virtue of the authority vested
in me as chairman of the 12th Sen-
atorial District I hereby call a con-
vention to assemble in Brenham on
Tuesday the 29th of December
1891 at 2 o'clock p. m. for the pur-
pose of nominating a candidate for
the Senate to fill the vacancy
caused by the death of the Hon. E.
County chairman will take notice
and call county meetings to send
delegates to the District convention.
Chairman Dem. Ex. Com. 12th Sen-
Election of Officers.
Walnut Camp No. 30. Woodmen
of the World held a meeting Satur-
day night and elected the following
officers for ensuing year:
L B. Stockbridge Consul Com-
mander; O. A. Lindemann Advisor
Lieutenant; Wm Ahrenbeck Banker;
Aug. Lindemann Escort; Wm.
Lemm atchman: Wm. Young
Sentry; W. A. Lockett Physician.
L. B. Stockbridge Aug. Lir
mann and Glemens'Weibuscb
by buying your hor
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