Brenham Weekly Banner. (Brenham, Tex.), Vol. 26, No. 52, Ed. 1, Thursday, December 31, 1891 Page: 4 of 8
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The Weekly Banner.
J. G KANKIN Proprietor.
Thursday December 31st 1891.
It is said that Mr. Reagan has
Speaker Crisp and Congressman
Mills are reported sick yet.
In China slips of mulberry bark
serve as money in the interior
The Paris News says Texas will
honor Mills as he deserves to be
It is said that the holidays have
produced a peaceful feeling at the
national capital towards Chili.
The Cleburne Chronicle observes
that since the death of the alien land
law loan agents are advertising
"plenty of money to loan.
The Henderson Times expresses
the belief that the sub-treasury gang
and the leading attorneys of Jay
Gould are-marching on together.
The Texas exhibit cars are now in
North Carolina and on Christmas
day at Ashville were visited by thou-
sands of prospectors and capitalists.
There is likely to be a lively
scramble in Kansas for the seat of
Senator Plumb deceased and it
may be that the bitter Ingalls will
get back through this means.
The Greenville Herald thinks that
if the democratic party can do no
better than nominate Hill for presi-
dent it is about time for it to go
into the hands of a receiver.
A familt fight is worse than one
with the enemies and over in Lou-
isiana the Democrats are already
abusing each other as bad or worse
than they ever did the Republicans.
A Georgia man five years ago it is
said discovered growing in his field
a cotton plant the tint of which was
bright red. "By saving the seed
each year he last season gathered a
bale of this cunous cotton
The treaty with the Indians for
the cession to the United States of
the Cherokee Strip is now before
the council of the Cherokee Nation
for confirmation with good pros-
pects of early and favorable action.
LiBERTr is going to stand up on
the new silver half dollars instead
of sitting down and taking it easy
as in the past. The goddess of
Liberty like other women must
keep up with the demands of the
A crank called on Cornelius Yan-
derbilt and said that he wanted to
get his brains and have them sub-
jected to an expert analysis in order
to determine why Vanderbilt had
been able to amass a fortune while
he was practically poverty stricken.
Ex-Senator Edmundr who is mak-
ing a short stay in "Washington was
asked a few days ago if he did not
regret having retired from politics.
"Retired !" was his answer. "'Why
Tve been promoted. I am a private
citizen once more and can criticise
my old senatorial collegues if I wish
The Garza revolutionists are still
on the war path down on the Rio
Grande and the combined forces of
tho two Republics can't capture him.
The idea of Uncle Sam talking
about holding the Mexican Govern-
ment responsible seems a little ab-
surd when it is known that the
Mexican government is doing every-
thing in its power to capture the
The day for making resolves is
drawing near. Of course many a
"new leaf will bo turned over on
the first day of the new Year : but
Those who are interested in hav-
ing good roads in towns and cities
as well as m the country will re
joice to know that tlie city of
Kingston N. T. having passed a
"wide-tire ordinance" to prevent its
payed and macadamized streets
from being cut to pieces by heavily
loaded wagons carrying their loads
upon narrow tires has come off vic-
torious in a legal contest in which
the validity of the ordinance was at-
tacked. It is an undoubted fact
that the width of the tires upon
wagons can be so proportioned to
the loads carried as to do no harm
to roads and in fact so that every
such wagon passing over the road
will improve it rather than injure it
in most cases. It is to the best in
terests of all that such ordinances
Bhould be passed and enforced
everywhere. The importance of
good roads is becoming quite gener-
ally recognized and it is not fair
that the people's money should be
taken to build them only to have
them cut to pieces by wagons carry-
ing loads on such narrow tires as to
make the pressure per unit of area
more than any road can stand. Me-
chanics have long ago grappled with
this problem in various ways so far
as it applies to machinery and have
found that when a given weignt is
to be sustained enough bearing sur
face must be provided so that the
pressure will not become too great
for the material to be employed. If
it is a locomotive enough pairs of
drivers are put under it to attain
the desired total weight upon driv-
ers without exceeding the desired
weight upon any single pair.
Wagon makers should adopt the
same plan and if they are not will-
ing to do this then the law should
compel them to do it.
John Hoey president of the
Adams express company says the
Fort "Worth Gazette dishonestly
using tho opportunities that his posi-
tion gave him stole S1000000 or
more from the company. Detected
and under fear of punishment he
restored to the company S225.000 of
the plunder and goes free.
If John Hoey had been an express
messenger in the employ of the
company and had misappropriated
S20 making the act grand larceny
he would have been prosecuted to
the state's prison without the privi-
lege of purchasing his liberey by re-
turning 22i cents on the dollar of
the money taken. It would be
necessary to make an example of
And what kind of an example is
set in the dealing with the president
of the company? An example is
something to bo imitated by others.
The example that has been set in
Hoey's case is more dangerous than
that set by the messenger. "Why
was he not punished for deterrent
effect upon others ?
"Well mainly because the directors
thought more of the $225000 they
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proeecution than of the possible
losses they may sustain in the future
by other presidents doing the same
The lesson taught by this "ex-
ample" is so plain a one that the
dullest mind can learn it: "When
you steal steal enough to buy off
the prosecution by returning to the
victims a part of the plunder.
The Telasco Daily Times is an ex
cellent paper for a city the age and
size ot velasco.
B. B. Paddock is general manager
and President of the Fort "Worth
Gazette publishing company.
During the past ten months there
has been an increase of 175709 cot-
ton spindles in the northern and
Put your farming implements in
condition for the approaching farm-
ing season for the season to com-
mence work is drawing near.
Gov. Campbell of Ohio is in-
clined to the opinion that the nomi-
nee of the Democratic National con-
vention will be a Western man.
The total number of clergy of the
church of England is about 23000.
If we include the clergy in the
colonies ana tnose engaged in mis-
sionary fields tho totals are swelled
is to have a new de-
how many of them will be kept clean?
Even the drunkard will resolve to
"turn over a new leaf" but it is more
than probable that tho second day
of January in tho year of Our Lord
1802 will find him once more in the
gutter. Such is life !
There was a destructive fire at
Poolville Saturday Houser & Tur-
pin dealers in general merchandise
and Beard & Young in same class
of business and W. S. Ross a drug
gist were au ourned out. .Beard &
Young aro insured with Miller &
Price of this city for $2500 and W.
S. Ross with same firm for $1200.
.Houser & Turpin were also insured
to some extent but particulars con-
not bo had. The fire originated in
noss drug store but the cause
A CONSTITDTIOXAL AMENDMENT
The National League for the pro
tection of American institutions has
prepared an amendment to the con
stitution of the United btates
which will be submitted to both
houses of congress shortly after
they resume their session. This
amendment which if adopted will
be the sixteenth amendment will
read as follows :
No state shall pass any law res-
pecting an establishment of religion
or prohibiting a full exercise thereof
or use its property or credit or any
money raised by taxation or author-
ize either to issue bonds for the
purpose of founding maintaining or
aiding by appropriation payment
for services expense or otherwise
any other churches religious de-
nomination or religious society or
any institution society or undertak
ing which is wholly or in part under
sectarian or ecclesiastic control.
The following states prohibit sec-
tarian action in their constitution:
California Colorado Florida Geor
gia Idaho Illinois Indiana Louisi-
ana Michigan Minnesota Missis-
sippi Missouri Montana New
Hampshire North Dakota Oregon
South Dakota Texas Washington
Wisconsin and Wyoming.
In California the legislature can
make per capita grants to institu-
tions. The constitutional prohibi-
tion in Indiana Oregon and Wiscon-
sin covers only religious and theo-
logical institutions. Mississippi
prohibits any testamentary devise
bequest legacy or gift to religious
charitable or ecclesiastical corpora-
tions or societies. Kentucky has
revised the constitution pending the
The duty on flour from this coun.
try to Cuba will be reduced on Jan
1 owing to the reciprocity treaty to
$1 a barrel. Just now it is $G 20 a
barrel. The difference accounts for
the statement that a three months'
supply of breadstuff's has already
been engaged by the eager exporters
to be rushed at once into the "Ever
Eaithf ul Isle" ss soon as the customs
barriers fall down. The Cuban mer-
chants have engaged freights for
Few persons have ever troubled
themselves to think of the deriva
tion of the word dollar. It is from
the German thai (valley) and came
into use in this way some 300 year.s
ago. There is a little silver mining
city or district in northern Bohemia
called Joachimsthal or Joachim's
Valley. The reigning duke of the
region authorized this city in the
sixteenth century to coin a silver
piece which was called "joachims-
l baler."' The word "joachim" was
soon dropped and the name "tha-
ler" only retained. The piece went
into general use in Germany and
also in Denmark where the orthog-
raphy was changed to "daler"
whence it came into English and
adopted by our forefathers with
some changes in the spelling.
At a recent dinner of the British
Institution of Electrical Engineers
Prof. Crookes referred to the pres-
ent state of electrical science and
indulged in some remarkable specu
lations. Little is known concerning
this mighty agency. Some regard
it as a kind of matter others as a
form of energy while others still re
ject both views. It has been com-
puted that in a single cubic foot of
the ether which fills all space there
are locked up 10000 foot-tons of
energy which have hitherto escaped
notice and the latest researches
give the well-founded hope that this
vast storehouse of power is not
hopelessly inaccessible. We may
not unreasonably expect in the fu-
ture to see our rooms lighted by
electricity without the use of wires.
It further appears that a true flame
yielding light and heat without
the consumption of material mav
be produced without chemical aid
and the question is asked whether
the conditions necessary for its prac
tical application can be obtained by
tapping the ether. H so the ex
haustion of the coal-fields mav be
viewed with indifference. The dis
covery of the varying vibrations
Belva Lockwood it is said will
again be a candidate for president in
1892. Belva should take a tumble
to herself and come off the track.
A woman can't run for she ain't
built that way.
A Chicago judge has decided the
alien land law passed by the Illinois
Legislature at its last session un
constitutional. This looks as if the
Illinois Legislature and the law
makers of Texas were in the same
The usual movement on the part
of both commission merchants and
leading planters at this time of the
year to discourage the planting of
too much cotton has been inaugura-
ted but the small planter is very
liable to do as he always does and
plant all that he can possibly work.
One hundred citizens of Milwau-
ke Wis. representing a capital of
$7000000 signed their names to a
guarantee fund of $200000 to pay
rne expenses oi tne democratic na-
tional convention should it be se
cured for Milwauke. If money
makes conventions go as it does
mares Milwauke will get it.
There is some little discussion in
some of our exchanges as to wheth-
er Cleopatra was a virtuous woman
all of which seems rather a lack of
more lively subjects than because
there is anv doubt about it. for if
the evidence of history is worth!
Farmers in Callahan county are
still sowing wheat.
The Alexander Erath county
nower inms ourned Saturday.
Two hundred mexicans are cut-
ting cord wood near Garrison.
A petition to incorporate San
Acgelo is being numerously signed.
Scott Cyphax colored was shot
by the Marshal at Cuero Saturday.
The residence of J. S. Weaver.
at Dangerfield was burned Thursday
There was an attempt made at
Brownsville Saturday to rob the
-Two bullet holes in the Dublin
tank at Hempstead made the citizens
A section foreman's outfit near
Clawson Angelina county burned
It is reported that another
band of insurgeants are encamped
Charlie Ringo was arrested at
Vernon Saturday charged with
shooting his brother.
The threatened strike of the
telegraph operators on the San An-
tonio and Aransas Pass railroad has
Four of Garza's men were cap
tured near .Laredo and one of his
picket men were killed but nothing
iartner nas Deen heard from Capt.
Near Overton Saturday evening
Cameron Hardwick accidently shot
himself through the head while trif
ling with a pistol and died imme-
diately. Geo. Fowler was killed at Long-
view Saturday. Ho raised a fuss at
a lunch stand drew a knife and
made at some of the boys when he
Bbt Equality but true Superiority tTK
all other Blod Benedict.
Mercury enters into the compositian' of
many blood medicines while with other
iodide of potasn is the principal ingre-
dient. Both these substances are poisons
and while in some instances they lessen
the severity of the ravages of blood
poison their use in the end are more
hurtful than otherwise. Bear in mind Dr.
John Bull's Sarsaparilla is strictly a re&
table comfouod yet its effect on blood
filled with poisonous germ matter is like
water on the forked tongues of a flaming
fire. It subdues the evil instantly even
when other medicines hart failed. Agiin
Bull's Sarsaparilla is frequently used after
the system has become poisoned by the
use el mercury and potash. It quickly
eliminates these mineral poisons from tka
lystem thus preventing and curing ra8j
coriat rheumatism potash sores etc. In
til syphilitic and scrofulous affections
loll's BswapaiOlaU a true panacea. Ths
equito of Wood poison such as salt
rhetim eezeiA king's evil scald head
boys carbuncles itch sores rheumatism.
oralEls. etc.. all Dermanentlr disarjoeir
the use of Bull's Sarsansrilla is cot.
ined. a ssfficteut Iencth otlme.
"W. A. Bmtth. Paducah. KV.. writes :
"I was down sick with malarial fever for
rr a month. The doctor eavo me too
xsmu calomel and mercury and when I
Mgsn to get bettor rheumatism set In and
srr Uft leg was made crooked. I thought I
WSuId be a cripple for life but an acquaint-
no got me to use Bull's SarsaparUla.whleb
8 re m strength and cured ay rheuma-
B) and now my lee Is nearly straight
"S.1 walIc on " verr readily."
B. B. Walton Cairo HL writes: "I ex-
perienced the horrors of blood poison for
lour long year. I had three running sores
on my Dooy as large as my hand that would
sever heal and over a dozen smaller ones-
JIT hair and eye-brows and. whiskers aH
came out and I looked like a perfect scare-
crow. I became discouraged trying medi-
cine but as a last hope tried Bull's Sarsapa-
rilla. The use of 23 bottles made me weU
but there are scan on my body that look
like they had been burns.''
" Children like Dr. John Bull's "Worm
Destroyers. They taste good and never faU
to remove worms if there are any. Price 25
cents. Try them.
m ne demand ror smith's Tonle Syrup
cuuaiini iiv nnv iiLiipr rr
made. My sales are Immense."
tailed by any other chill medicine.
.Tsales ara Immense" P.J. Tlnthnr.
LeesBurg UL '
The following fourth class post-
masters have been appointed for
Texas: A. Wallhoeffer Hunter; Co-
mal county; G. L. Abamon Oak
Uorest Gonzales county.
There is much anxiety at millitary
head quarters at San Antonio on ac-
count of the failure to hear about
John D. Paek & Sons Wholesale AaenSx
Bo 177 and 179 Sycamore St. Cincinnati (X
Jos. Tristram aaent for above midi'.ine.
anything Cleopatra was anything"16 movements of Capt Francis H.
i noruie jinn ms nnmmnTin nr Tnrtv
United States troops.
It is reported that Garza is gain-
ing reinforcements and in his speech
about overthrowing the government
promised to annex a part of Texas
when he has accomplished the main
object. Didn't Mexico fail at a job
like that once.
but a virtuous woman.
The bond given to the United
States government by Jefferson Da-
vis to answer to the circuit court at
Bichmond Virginia for treason is
missing from the court records. The
paper bears the signatures of Hor-
ace Greely Jno. Minor Botts Gar-
rett Smith and other prominent per-
sons. It is not known who par-
loined the document but there are
suspicions as to who the guilty par-
Here is a bit of philosophy from
the Atlanta Constitution that is
worth much fine gold to him who
heeds : 'Yith rare exceptions a
fortune is a thing of slow growth.
To most of us it will never come.
The prizes of life within tho reach
of the majority are a good name a
comfortable living a modest home.
and a little money laid by tor a
rainy day. Strive for those through
ranging from wave-lengths of thous- Uard work an( economy and be con
Clabksox tho odious chairman of
tho National Republican committee
says the overshadowing question in
mo next campaign should bo "the
protection of the Southern Repub-
licans in their right to vote." "Pro-
lection of manufacturing interests."
juiu ue '-iue suver question and re
ciproeity would cut but a small fig.
uro m tho campaign. Tho only
protection tho negroes have is
prayer." This is an indication that
The statistics of railroad building
for the year 1S91 make a very satis
factory showiug. The grand total
number of miles shows 41G8.04. In
construction Pennsylvania leads with
2G0.05 miles : Georgia second with
237.9 miles: Washington third with
22S.15 miles and South Carolina
fourth 212.33 miles. Texas which
heretofoie has been up towards tho
first in number of miles of new road
built drops back this year to tenth
place with only 155.33 "miles of new
track. It is prophesied however
that should conditions change that
in 1892 Texas will crawl up again
and take her old place close to tho
head of tho btateb in railroad
ands of miles down to a few feet
also reveals the bewildering possi
bility of telegraphy without wires
posts cables or any of our present
costly appliances. It is vain to pic-
ture the marvels of the future ; and
progress as Dean Swift observed
may be too fast for endurance.
ONE WAY TO CUT BRASS.
This chemical method of cutting
sheet brass has been given : Dip a
quill pen into a strong solution of
bichloride of mercury in alcohol and
with it draw a line across the brass;
then after drying draw over the line
with nitric acid. The brass may af-
terward be broken across like glass
cut with a diamond. The explana-
tion is that the mercury salt is de-
composed tho free mercury amalga
mating the zinc of the bass and the
nitric acid attacking the copper.
The latest estimate places the
number of American bison at 109G
distributed as follows; 254 in cap-
tivity in American zoological parks :
200 wild ones in Yellowstone Park
protected by the Government; 85
wild ones in other parts of the
United States; and 7 in parks in
A French inventer has ati ached
a tiny incandescent lamp to an or-
dinary pencil for use by reporters
acd others having to take notes at
night. The light is not affected by
rain or wind. Tho battery is carried
in the pocket the wires passing
down the sleeve.
Tnn prospect for war with Chili
tho force bill will bo an issue in the the horizoii but even that is vanish-
Two negroes named Pierce Ash-
by and Doc Pruitt had a difficulty
and tho former was killed by the lat-
ter at Wharton Sunday. They had
previously quarreled and at tho time
of tho killing 1'ruitt approached
Ashby and opened fire with a shot
gun when Ashby fired in return
killing his man instautly. Ashby
hunted up Deputy Sheriff McDow
I f.prtf A (TAnnina man iq fif. i nr Vmf-
ter things than piling up riches any-
how!" There are terrible scenes being
enacted over in Alabama in the
vicinity of Mobile A war of exter-
mination is being waged against the
Simses. Last Saturday night four
of tbom were lynched. One of the
surviving brothers threatens to
avenge his brother Bob's death.
The scene of the conflict is in Choc-
taw county and the village of Wom-
mack Hill is greatly stirred up.
The police are greatly excited and
all Sunday were massing at Womack
Hill to defend the place. The en-
raged people on Saturday morning
after ljuching Bob Sims and four of
his fo'lowers. wrecked Sims' house
and burned it to the ground and
then killed every living thing on the
place except the members of the
family who escaped to a neighbor's
house and who will move as soon as
possible to another state. The
bodies of Bob Sims and three of the
Savages were taken down Saturday
and thrown over a wall into the
graveyard. The body of John
Savage still hangs suspended.
Something for the New Year.
The wcrld renowned success of Hostetter's
Stomach Bitters and their continued popU'
laiity for over a third of century as a stom-
achic is scarcely more wonderful than the
elcome that greets the annual appearance of
nosieaers Almanac mis valuable medical
treatise is published by the Hostetter Company
Pittsburgh Pa. under iheir own immediate
supervision emplojing 6ohands in that de-
partment. They are running about 11 mouths
it the year on this work and the issue of same
for 1S92 will be more than ten millions print-
ed in the English German French Welsh
Norwegian Swedish Holland liohemian
and Spanish languages. Refer to a copy of it
for valuable and interesting reading concerning
health and numerous testimonials as to the
efficacy of Hostetter's Stomach Bitters
amusement varied information astronomical
calculations and chronological items .c
which can be depended on for correctness.
Tho Almanac for 1S92 can be obtained free ol
cost from druggists and general country deal-
ers in all parts of the country.
In searching the shanty where
the Italian woman Louisa Agatha
was murdered Christmas eve night
at Lerado SG60 in ten and twenty
dollars gold pieces were found in the
old mattress. She slept on it and
its probable that the assassion was
discovered before he had the time to
make search for the money and had
to flee without securing the object
of the murder.
A young man under the influ
ence of liquor boarded the north-
bound passenger train on the Santa
Fe at Gainesville Saturday. Upon
reaching Thackerville the first sta-
tion north he left the train and
walked up the track a short distance
where he laid down and was run
over by a freight train killing him
instantly. No letters were found on
his person whereby he could be iden-
tified. Tuesday morning at an early
hour B. J. Wallace shot and killed
Egbert Moorman at a house of ill
fame in the northern part of Fort
Worth. From the evidence adduced
at the examining trial this evening
the circumstances were as follows :
Moorman quarreled with Wallace
and after some words had passed
Moorman made an attack on Wallace
with a knife when Wallace shot
Moorman. Moorman was formerly
a resident of Madison county. Wal-
lace's bond was fixed at S750 which
he readily gave.
Sam Bice shot and killed Geo.
Campbell at Rockdale Saturday
both colored. Campbell eloped with
Rice's wife some time ago and Rice
had warned Campbell that he would
kill mm on sight and did so to-day.
Two loads of buckshot were fired
killing Campbell almost instantly.
Rice immediately surrendered to the
authorities and is being gurded to-
night at the jail. He has lived here
many years and is considered one of
the most peaceable and useful ne-
groes in town.
It was reported that two men
were killed Christmas at Abbott and
two mortally wounded but a later
special says : Mr. McKinney and Mr.
McClure had a difficulty in the Mis-
souri Kansas and Texas depot and
Mr. McKinney stabbed Mr. McCluro
in tho bowels which caused the in-
testines to protrude and Mr. Mc-
Kinney received a wound in the
back but was able to ride to Hills
boro to givo bond which he did in
the sum of S1000. McCluro is rest
ing easy but his case is doubtful.
Chili has a large order for firearms
Cent coins are a legal tender only
in sums of twenty-five cents.
A man who will lie on his knees
won't tell the truth anywhere.
It takes more than eloquence to
make the devil let go of people.
Cattle on the Rio Grande are kept
alive upon nopal or prickly pear.
Salton lake will become a sea 150
miles long and and 300 feet deep.
The less a man who won't pay his
debts prays in the church the better.
These are days
and the pumpkin
A survey is being made in Mexico-
for a new railway extending from
Saltillo into a very fine mining re-
gion. The Mafite triba in South Africa
has captured numerous Portugues
settlements on the northern coast of
The largest chicken ranch in the
world is said to be on an island in
Puget Sound. Its owner claims to
when the tramp
are botn getting-
At Paris Christmas a brakeman
known as Jack Frost was taking in
the city and met with a man named
McRady on the same line of busi
ness. They did not harmonize and
though no one knows what occurred
they seem to have had words and
several quarrels during the night.
Saturday morning McRady got a
horse and rode to the house of a
friend where he got a pistol. The
next thing known was that the two
men were quarreling on Lamar
avenue near the rear door of a sa-
loon. An eye witness says McRady
was throwing his hand out like a
man taking aim with a pistol while
Frosty every time McRady made the
motion would waye his left hand
contemptuously and say 'Tm not
afraid of that" and that at last as
McRady threw his hand out and
Frost's left hand and arm were ex-
tended the pistol was fired and
Frost dropped with a bullet through
his left lung. Frost was carried to
the city hospital and McRady was
arrested by Deputy United States
Marshal Joe McKee and put in jail.
Frost cannot live.
There was rayors flying in the
air at Paris Sunday where three or
four barbers had a fight Brown and
Garrett paradoxical as it may seem
who were both black were laid up
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