Brenham Weekly Banner. (Brenham, Tex.), Vol. 26, No. 51, Ed. 1, Thursday, December 24, 1891 Page: 2 of 14
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J. Q. RAXKIN Proprietor.
Thursday December 24th 1891.
CvKUd AY. Field of New York is
Teported to be dying.
SiGNon Crispi is writing his me
nioirs for posthumous publication.
The Senate has confirmed Webb
Planagans appointment as collector
. of customs at the port of El Paso.
Eeok everv section of the State
comes regrets of S. Q. Mills defeat
and espresions of hope that will be
elected to the benate.
Eephesentatitx Mills and Secre
tary Foster both of whom are con-
fined to their bed in Washington
are reported to be improving.
The department of agriculture
proposes to improve the weather
service bureau. What the country
needs is an inprovement of the
In the Senate caucus Senator
Chilton was placed on the committes
that his predecessor was on This
is not at all customar and is quite a
compliment to Senator Chilton.
The law officers of the govern-
ment of Great Britain have c ecided
that the Newfoundland bait act is
unconstitutional and have suggested
that a joint test case between Canada
and Foundland be submitted to the
imperial privy council. This is a
strong point in favor of Canada.
Twelve hundred Chinese labor-
ers who nave recsntly been dis
charged by the Tehautepec railroad
are said to be on their way to the
"United States and acting Secretary
Spaulding has issued instructions to
custom officials along the Mexican
frontier to use extra vigJance to
keep them out.
A bill has been introduced in the
Senate to establish a branch mint at
Council Bluffs Iowa; for a ship canal
around Niagra Falls; for a subsis
tance detachment of the army; to
reorganize the artillery branch of
the army; to increase the efficiency
of the army and to define i grade of
medical officers for the arniy.
On the estate of the marquis de la
Lacuna in Spain a water wheel of
twenty-horse power runs a dynamo;
plowing by electricity has been pro-
posed and a current is to be trans-
mitted to a fiold three milesdistant
where a motor on a plow is to be
operated. The cable to be attached
to the plow is to be wound on a real
and drawn over the field.
SOPKKIOKITV OF SOHinEKX MEN.
The St. Louis Globe-Democrat re-
cently prepared a dozen queries re-
lating to facts in the political history
of the United States and had the
list submitted by its reporters to
members of Senate and House of
Eepresentatives and to officials in
the administrative departments of
the government The Globe-Democrat
was surprised at the ignorance
of political history displayed by
many or the persons interviewed
very few of whom could give even
approximately correct answers to
the questions propounded. "The
Southern men'1 says the Globe-
Democrat "did better than their
Northern brethren. It is a singular
fact that almost from the beginning
of the government on to the present
lime a knowledge of politics has
been more widely diffused below the
old line of Mason and Dixon than
above it." We are somewhat sur-
prised to see such an admission in a
stern unbending Republican paper
like the Globe-Democrat but there
can be no doubt of its truth. The
public men of the South as a general
thing are not only better posted in
political history than those of any
other section they are brainier and
more capable in many wr ys. If the
sectional line was removed to-day
there would be dozens of men in
the South who would stand head
and shoulders above the men of the
North in national estimation. If
John G. Carlisle lived in New York
or Massachusetts he could be Pres
ident oi tne United States at any
time Jie saw fit to be a candidate ;
and the highest offices in the gift of
the nation would be held by South-
IDOIKPT FOBGET THAT
ritjucUfis dorw r r. r. u pia;d c3m0uft.ua.
&nd prescribe It with gritt utltftctloa tn tis eari of til
fnrau ni itwrM f Prlmtrr. FnnAurr an 1 Tptvtt
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And you should not fail to observe the dav and make it one of iov and Imnrnness
j for yourself and those that are near and dear to you by remembering them with a nice
and appropriate present something -that they can keep and cherish always and in
anticipation of your wishes I have laid in the finest and best selections and the ....
Latest Novelties in the Jewelry Line
that it has ever been your privilege to examine consisting of
Srpiiu e-rphtuuo Rhsnm
Sarai. QlanduUr Sirvitlaffi.
Chronic Clem th&i hv rwIiUd all trwtinan!
Rhaixmilunn Malaria oM
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Skin DtMn Ecxema Cnronlc tanula CcoiplJuaUkltr
enrUI Pol TatUr Scald H4 ate. etc
r. r. r. i powinat vmic. ana an xetut ftppeiutr.
t or ib iTitcm rapidir.
LadUa whoM ijttemi art polioatd aod whou blood li im
to imptrra eonaitioa. ana to taemtmai irraycianuaT ar
Farm and Ranch says :
pays 5Uuuuuuu annually
for fertilizers and then makes about
one-half as much per acre as Texas
soil produces. If this is tne case
why will people remain in Georgia
when they know the road to Texas ?
"What is true of Georgia may be pre-
dicated of all the rest of the Atlantic
States. There is enough rich soil
in Texas to spread a foot deep over
half a dozen Georgias and it would
not be missed. What would a
Georgia cracker or even Gov.
Northern think of black prairii
soil so deep that a ten-foot rail will
not reach the sub-soil ? Texas has
that kind and plenty of it and also
plenty of every kind except very
poor soil which is quite scarce
and entirely wanting in many
Congress has apparently had more
business upon its hands at the
coming session than 'kit has ever had
before. This is particularly tha case
as regards the Senate where the
record for the introduction of bills
has already been broken On one
dav alone over six hundred bills 1
were introduced in that body. The
first bill introduced in Congress At
the present session was Senator
Paddock's bill providing for the or-
ganization of a section in the Depart-
ment of Agriculture to be known as
the pure-food section of -the chemi-
cal division whoso duty it shall be
to prevent the adulteration and mis-
branding of food drugs etc. Sena-
tor Sherman has introduced a bill to
establish a department of public
.health which will collect and dis
tribute information regarding the
sanitary condition of places here and
The supervising architects repor
is out and in regard to Texas public
buildings says: "The sketch plans
and details with estimates of the
Dallas building are being prepared
and as soon as they shall have been
completed and approved the work
jngs drawings specifications etc.
will bo completed and the work
placed under contract and active
constructive operations commenced
as soon as possible. Estimates for
the Ft. "Worth building will com-
The working drawings specifica-
tions etc. of the Paris building will
.be commenced soon.
in Antonio all
TEXAS THE EMPIKE STATE.
Texas is a state of such vast ex-
tent of such wonderful possibilities
says the Manufacturers' Eecord
that the mind becomes dazed as we
attempt to study its progress and
the prospects for its future. Its
area is probably best expressed in
the statement that the present pop
ulation of the United States could
find a home in Texas without much
over crowding it. The aggregate
value of its productions is enor
mous and especially when com
pared with its population. In 1880
its population was 1500000 and
the assessed value of its property
was a little over $300000000 or an
average of S200 per capita : in 1890
its population was 2300000 and
the assessed value of its propertv
about $800000000 or an average
of nearly $350 for every man wo-
man and child in the State showing
that its wealth per -capita .almost
doubled in ten years.
Of standing timber it is estimated
that this State has over 70000000-
000 feet Its coal and iron-ore de-
posits are said to cover 15000000
acres; its mountains are rich in min-
erals -i many kinds; its building
stones of all varieties are in unlimit-
ed quantity: its coast is over 500
miles long and several deep-water
hirbors are being constructed to
afford an outlet for the vast traffic
ot the West as well as for the pro-
ducts of Texas; its climate is salu
brious its water-powers numerous
and in general its advantages are
such as to insure a wonderfully rapid
growth. Heretofore its progress
has been based mainly on its great
ag icult iral productiors and its live-
stock iuv erests; now the whole state
is turning its attention to manufac
tures. With the development of its
mineral and timber interests the
building of furnaces and rolling
mills cotton and woolen and flour
mills will come an era of progress
and prosperity far greater even than
has been known in the past as great
as that has been.
CtfLBEKSON A CADIDATE.
It is announced from Washington
authoritatively that Hon. David B.
Culberson is a candidate for United
States Senator at the called session
of the Texas legislature. The fact
of his recent acceptance of the office
of interstate commerce commissioner
will not take Mr. Culberson out of
the senatorial race as many sud-
posed. He has consulted with his closet
friends at Washington and after
mature deliberation has made up
his mind to go before the legisla-
ture. This does not preclude him
from going on the commission how-
ever as he has already notified
President Harrison of his accept-
ance of that office. Mr. Culberson's
announcement was scarcely in the
light of a surprise to his colleagues
the greater port' on of whom are
doeply attached to him and think he
would make an ideal senator.
This report comes from Washing-
ton but his friends in Texas will
perhaps be surprised as it was gen
erally oeiievea tuat Ins acceptance
to the position of the railway com-
niissiouership would take him out
of the race.
Later reports from Washington
say he has refused the railway com
missionersbip and is in the Senato
rial fight to a finish.
Governor Buchanan of Tennessee
and the members of the state board
of prison inspectors and the lessees
have decided to send the convicts
back under an armed escort made
up of artillery and civil guards.
peculiaxlj baae&ted by t&a wonderful tonic and blood-
citanung: proprruii 01 r. r. sr Jmciij" au roaa tuw
LIPPJIAN 2E0S. Proprietors
Druggists Lippman's Block SAVAHHAB QAj
Jos. Tristram scent lor alnvp medicine
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Holiday Birthday and Wedding Presents
For both young and old and at prices to suit all purses.
You should not fail to call and see these elegant presents before making your purchases
. Tristram .Agent forabove medicine.
W. H. ELDRIDGE
Main Street Brenham Texas.
Fresh Citron Currants
Orange Peel Lemon Peel
Figs Dried Grapes
Pigs Feet Tripe Mackerel
Codfish Bntter Lima.Uavy Beans
Black-eye Scotch and Lady Pea
Sweet Mixed Sour Salt Dill and
Mangol Pickles. Cakes and crack-
ers. Free and prompt delivery.
W. H. ELDRIDGE.
Old Finney Building.
A LARGE LOT OF
APPLES I ORANGES
1SY THE r.AICKKL My the Box or Les.
FANCY .'. CANDIES
(Froir 12 to 75c per pound).
Walnuts Herts Brazil Huts
LARGE BUNCH RAISINS.
Those Goods Have to be Sold.
HIGHER COTTON PRICES
Would mal.e better trade. In order
that we n.ay ili;iioe of our large
we lia e decided to cut the price down
see the k..oh:x:t
We aie making in Wood and Iron Express
Wagon. Wooden Carts. Toy? Folding "wings
and Adj stable Ironinc Tables. Doll and llaby
Carriages Hocking Horses Iron Velocipedes.
Girl-.' Tricvcles General Houe Furni-hlnc
Oood. Stationery. Jewelry 1 tegular Toys anil
oelties Simt goods are sold for
1c 2e 3c 4c up to 109i)c
Come and see our goods and learn our
prices before buying elsewhere. We will
please you a ell in prices and quality.
Knooti & Schawe.
S. H. GOODLKTT
Otwob With T. B. Bott's over Herman'i
Furniture Store. Special attention given to
Por nearly a quarter of a century have we been servingi the public and our .motto of
"FAIR DEASJR3CS Am HONEST GOODS5'
Has Avon for us the confidence of the people who want to
GET. WHAT THEY PAY FOR.
We guarantee everything to be exactly as represented. My prices to be in compe-
tition with all legitimate competitors.
To those whom we have not had the pleasure of serving I ask you to give me a call.
R. E. GRABER The Jeweler
WEST SIDE COURT HOUSE SQUARE.
Headquarters for something nice to give to your Father your Brother or your Sweotheart. lam
juit in receipt of some novelties in the way of nice Silk Suspenders all shades; Silk Handkerchiefs
Handsome Scarfs and Ties Silk Vests and Umbrellas; in fact everything new and nice usually kept in a
First-Class Gent's Furnishing Goods house.
Those Ten Dollar Suits that everyone said were such big bargains
SUOH BARGAINS WERE NEVER 03TEERED IN BRENHAM.
EVERYTHING IN MY STORE
WILL BE REDUCED IN PRICE FRO
Mv$27 50 Suits Reduced to .$22 50
Mv 22 50 Suits Reduced to 17 50
Mv 18 50 Suits Reduced to - 15 00
Mv 15 00 Suits Reduced to 12 50
Everything else in proportion. 1 must reduce my stock and will trom now on make very close sales
in order to do so. EJ) HQMAI.
Cotton Seed Wanted.
Thn Brnnham Comnress. Oil and
llanufacturing Company will pay
tor the next tniriy aays $o.uu pur
ton for cotton sped delivered at
Axes and Hatchets
COOK AND HEATING STOVES.
Contractor and Builder
Estimates furnished and contracts taken for
all kinds of Brick and Stone work. Job work
and repairing ciren special attention.
To be found at F. W. Wood's Lumber Yard
Having purchased tbe above named Saloon of Mr. W. H.
Slurphy I respccifully solioit a continuation of the liberal
patronago heretofore extended promising to keep up itswol'
earned reputation ol being headquarters for straight liquors
fine wines and citjars.
AG-EKT FOR W. J. IiBMP'S
ottled Beer !
Choice Family Q-roceries.
Wines Liquors Tobaoco; Oigars Orookery and Glassware
GRABBB BUILDING BBENELAM TKiAS.
lffl-OrdarH for Koer or Bottled Bneiaromriilled. Goods delivorj
inallparta of the cit
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