Brenham Weekly Banner. (Brenham, Tex.), Vol. 32, No. 1, Ed. 1, Thursday, January 7, 1897 Page: 2 of 8
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The Weekly Banner-
JOH G. BAHSIN Salter red Proprietor.
Brenliam Thursday Jan. 7 1S97
The Spanish arms are meeting
with serious reverses in the Phillip-
pine Islands as well as in Cuba.
The Austin hotels and hash houses
are making big preparations for the
assembling of the legislature on the
12th of January.
Hox. E. IT. House and Hon. L. L.
Foster arc spoken of as probable
candidates for the governorship of
Texas two years hence.
Mb. Betas wili deliver five more
lectures under the present manage-
ment all in Texas commencing at
.Houston January 20th.
English and American capitalists
are trying to unite to control all the
lumber mills of the boutliern states
in. one powerful combine.
Hakbt Hoi and Lord Beresford
convicted of forgery have been par
doned out of the Georgia penitenti-
ary by Governor Atkinson.
The president of the republic of
Mexico lias ordered at Dayton Ohio
what will be the finest palace car
train in the world to ride up and
down Mexico with.
Weee it not for the prying pro
pensities of the hustling newspaper
reporters what a delightful paradise
this country would be for public
men who dearly love privacy in pub-
lic matters. Eh!
It is thought in Washington that
Justice Field of the United States
supreme court will retire from the
bench within a year. His bodily
health is excellent but he haB be-
come subject to attacks of forgetful-
ness which at times alarm both him-
self and his family.
The full official returns from
every county in the territory show
that Oklahoma cast 54000 vote3 at
the recent election while Delaware
only cast 37000 Florida 41000
Idaho 20000 Mississippi 50000
Montana 51000 Wyoming .20000
Nevada 8000 North Dakota 8000
Rhode Island 51000 and South
m m m
The correct thing now for the re-
publican party to do is to gosyste-
znatically to work and redeem as
early as possible the pledges of the
party made through its chosen
leaders to "open the mills to labor"
and-to give the farmers more profit-
able markets for their produce.
When they have succeeded in pro-
ducing such results they will have
met the highest expectations of the
people but not until then.
"The Kyle Star-Vindicator says:
"The young man who works will
Bucceed. The way may be rough
and rugged for years but with a
strong arm a brave heart and an
iron will he will overcome all the
difficulties if he lives. Those who
today obstruct bis pathway will in
due season give up tne fight. Soil
up your sleeves young man and go
to work whether you are a lawyer
doctor farmer teacher minister or
The New York World accuses the
politicians at Washington with ar-
resting the revival of business and
inaustry wmen a montn or so ao
promised so much of prospeiity. As
it is the country is little better off
now than before the election. In-
stead of passing a bill for revenue
and assuring the country of rest
the politicians for party purposes
have decided upon a tariff-ripping
extra session the very prospect of
which is a paralyzing menace de-
structive of prosperity.
Although the legislature of Colo-
rado is composed of democrats re-
publicans and populists Senator
Henry M. Teller will have no oppo-
sition in his race for re-election to
the United States senate. There has
never been a time in the history of
the state when a candidate has thus
been honored by all political parties.
It shows the high esteem in which
the ability and statesmanship of the
Colorado senator are held and is a
deserved recognition of his patriotic
leadership in the late campaign.
orvTuzATiox is a mocKery and a
delusion as we have it says the
Kaufman Sun. Bat who believes it?
Our toil in shop office mine mill
and rostrum ought to be an incident
of life if not its Bubject. The strug-
gle in life is to get enough to live
on and in so doing wo forget the
living. All energies and ambitions
are directed into that one channel.
The real purpose of existence is lost
sight of. To have to hold to ac-
cumulate seems to be the all yet it
is or ought to be the minor key in
life's great symphony. Will it ever
bL Otherwise.? Not ' until the so-
called civilization of the nineteenth
century is forgotten in the blaze of
newer and grander achievements in
life's real battle. Today self ia
A KIND SALUTATION.
Wo have pissed another milestone
in life's journoy. Thursday night
1S9G bade us farewell and Friday
morning ushered in a now year.
With the rise of the sun youthful
voices joined in acclaim and the
greeting was heard from every
nuarter. "A Happy New Year!"
Nay it was not alone youthful voices
that uttered the shout. Strong
manhood aud tremulous age repeat-
ed the cry. Kinsmen and friends
were almost vociferous in uttering
the salutation. New Year's day has
passed however and special -greeting
will soon cease. It is profitable
to inquire therefore how sincere
these salutations were. What do
they imply ? How far can the kind
wish be gratified ? What then does
the spontaneous greeting imply ? A
desire for the weal of the person ad-
dressed. It is a prayer that the
year may begin in gladness and
close in peace.
It ought to be recollected how-
ever that life to be even moderately
happy must be upright. Genuine
felicity is hardly to be expected this
side of -paradise ; but bo much of en
joyment can be found in life if one
will pay the price for it that every-
one should soberly ask How can I
make my existence richest to
myself and to others ? Wo dismiss
as an impertinence the ques
tion "Is life worth living!"
and inquire can we acquire
that amount of blessedness
which is within the reach of all !"
It must be obtained by integrity.
He that walkoth uprightly walketh
surely. A good conscience is an un
speaKabie treasure. JNo man can
escape self-condemnation who ship-
wrecks virtue. Man is so constitut-
ed that he cannot safely disregard
principle. It is sorrowful to read
in the daily prints of young men
that have entered on a corrupt
career. The sorceress has beguiled
them with the cry "Stolen waters
are sweet and bread eaten in secret
is pleasant." Alas that they are
ignorant that the dead are in her
haunts and her'guests in the depths
Dissoluteness digs the grave of
manliness. Dishonesty is corrupt-
ing and ruinous. Indolence is the
forerunner of vic6. Life is a field
for work. An idle brain is the
devil's workshop. The noblest
laborer that ever trod the earth ex'
claimed "My Father workelh hither
to and I am working." As it is
rank dishonesty to shirk work it is
despicable meanness to impose on
another's shoulders the work one
ought himself to do. There is no
sillier saying uttered than this:
"The world owes me a living." We
donbt whether the world owes any
body a living. It is a theatre which
Godha3 given man for the exer
cise of his powers. It is honor
enough for anybody to be a co-
worker with God. It saves one from
a thousand temptations to have
something useful to do. Noble ac-
tivity temperance uprightness re
ligion are essential to a happy life.
If anybody has intelligently uttered
the greeting "A happy New Year"
he has virtually wished that his
friend be marked by such qualities.
How far can one's kind wishes be
gratified? Not absolutely perhaps
but they avail most if accompanied
by nobleness on the part of him who
utters the wish. We are social be-
ings. One's weal or woe is largely
affected by the spirit and depart
ment of his associates. Virtue is
contagious no less than vice. An
upright soul will kindle emulation.
Does one show industry and integ-
rity in business manliness and cour-
tesy in his bearing Christian consis-
tency in his speech and life? his
neighbors are constrained to honor
him. The moral atmosphere be
comes purer. Lookers-on are im-
pelled to imitate him. They may
not at once become perfect but will
be shamed out of grosser vices.
Does anybody then wish that for
his kindred friend or associates the
year Bhall be a happy one? Let him
thentako heed to his own example.
FRANCE PREPARING FOR WAR.
That France is apprehensive of
impending warfare is evident not
only from tho additions she is mak
ing to her naval fleet but also from
the manner in which a proposition to
reduce the term of military service
to one year was voted down in the
chamber of deputies a few days ago.
Inopposing the measure General
Billot decared that Franca was in
no condition to admit of such a re-
duction in the term of military ser-
vice and that furthermore it might
bo necessary to call out the army at
any time to protect the national
While no specific country was
named by General Billot it is
generally understood that his allu-
sion was to Germany. Since the re
cent clash between the two powers
there has never been a very close
relationship between them and
France has been eager for several
years to renew the contest in which
she fared so badly. This desire has
been very greatly strengthened since
the present emperor assumed the
reins of government.
France is better equipped for war
at the present time than she has
been in many years. Aside from
retaining 572000 men in active mili-
tary service she has arranged to
create a trained force of 3784000
men between now and the close of
the century. With such extensive
preparations it is evident that
France is determined to make a
bold stroke when the time for mili-
tary action arrives.
Somervel county went wet last
week by a majority of 103.
Three prisoners escaped from
the Ellis county jail last week.
mere are 4a divorce case on
the Ellis county district court
Tarrant county farmers will ex
periment with sugar beets this
Scarlet fever has made its ap
pearance among the children at
There are said to be thirty
"blind tigers" in Greenville a pro-
A NATIONAL DIVORCE LAW.
Should our lawmakers in Wash
ington enact a general divorce law ?
On account of tho extrema laxity
of divorce statutes in som9 of the
states of the union the Atlanta Con
stitution thinks this question has
become cue of vital importance
within the last few years. Under
the present loose and imperfect
system of granting divorces in this
country the rigid laws which prevail
in some states are completely nulli-.
fied by those of others. ITor instance
if a man in N6W York or Georgia be-
comes dissatisfied with his wife for
some trivial reason all that he has
to do is to take up his residence for
a short while in one of the Btates of
the northwest. Within a few months
after emmigrating hejwill experience
the satisfaction of being once more
While the evils arising from the
lack of uniform divorce laws is manl
fest to every one who has given the
subject any thought it ia simply out
of the question to secure a general
law without first amending the con
stitution of the United States. At
present the right to grant divorces
is vested in tho several states and
not until this right is surrendered to
the general government can our
national lawmakers enact a general
law upon the subject of divorce.
In view of the startling propor-
tions which the divorce evil has as
sumed in recent years however it is
necessary that something should be
done in the near future.
E. Davis of Milford Ellis
county has purchased and shipped
$16000 worth of hogs this season.
Fellman & Grumback of Gal-
veston have assigned with liabilities
approximating $200000 in preferred
The Texas Press Association
has been called to meet in special
session at Galveston on February
uongressman JLisnnam nas ap
pointed his son his private secre-
tary and it is said Judge Burke will
The three-year-old child of G.
D. Mullens was burned to death at
Grapeland by her clothes accident
ally catching fire.
The Belton colored Bchool
building was destroyed by firo last
Wednesday night. Loss about
$1000; no insurance.
Tom Prater of Temple was
attacked with a sneezing spell a few
days ago which had the effect of so
crippling him in the back that he is
unable now to walk without the use
Mr. Cunningham who was way-
laid and killed near Lexington in
Lee county last week was an impor
tant witness for the State in some
cattle theft cases from that part of
the county two or three parties
having been convicted on his evi-
dence. His barn was burned some
two weeks ago. As yet no arrests
have been made.
On Christmas night the mem-
bers of the Dallas Cumberland Pres-
byterian church prepared a Christ-
mas tree for the very poor of their
congregation loading it down with
groceries clothing and cash and
after givin? it the final touch locked
the church doors with the announce
mentf that the distribution of gift?
would take place Saturday night.
During Friday nighthoweverthieves
broke into the church and made a
clean sweep of everything on the
Many merchants are aware that
their customers are their best friends
and take pleasure in supplying them
with the best goods obtainable. As
an instance we mention Perry &
Cameron prominent druggists of
25 & 50 CENTS.
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WESTERN AND TEXAS PRODUCE.
IMPOST! MD DOMESTIC WISES LIQUOBS. GIGABS
Tobacco. Delicacies Candie Preserved Vegetables Fruits Nuts Meal
Fish Pickles Conned Fruits Etc.
Sole Arent for American Brewing Association of Houston
Ice in qnantities tl Lowest Kates. Lowest "Wholesale Prices to the Trade!;'." '
Psjs the Highest MatketPrice for Cotton end other Produce. r " V :
Flushing Michigan. Thejsay: "We
hare no hesitation in recommending
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy to
our customers as it is the beat cough
medicine we have over Bold and. als
ways give satisfaction.' For sale at
25 and 50 cents per bottle by It. E.
FARMING IMPLEMENTS BARB WIRE
Paints Varnish Window Glass Iron Pipe
PUMPS STEAM FlTTOfGS. RCBBiiKBEtTrNGCETC. . ..
1. E. LUHN.
Staple Drags Fine Chemicals Patent Medicines
Hair Sail and Tooth Brushes id Endiess Tariety.
For a pain in the ciiest a piece of
flannel dampened with Chamber
Iain's Pain Balm and bound on over
the seat of the pain and another
on the back between the shoulders
will afford prompt relief. This is
especially valuable in cases where
the pain if caused by a cold and
there is a tendency towards pheu-
moriia. For sale by B. B. Luhn
It is said that McEinley is still
overly anxious that Mark Hanna
shall be Secretary of the Treasury
in his Cabinet which the New lork
World declares is' more creditable
to HcKinley's mistaken sense of
gratitude than to his moral sensi-
bilities or his political SBgacity
alleging that Hanna is ineligible to
this office under the law of 1789
a statute that bears enduring testi-
mony to tho wisdom and foresight
of the founders of tho Republic
and that no political .party has ever
dared to repeal ilr. Hanna is even
more disqualified morally by the
fact that he was the chief solicitor
of campaign.funds and 'boodledis
penser in tue Mctunley campaign.
It would be nothing less than a
national scandal for such a man to
be placed at the head of the tax and
financial systems of the Governs
ment to which the campaign contri-
butors look for returns from their
investment. Again Mr. Hanna is
primarily unfit for this great office
by reason of his utter lack of educa-
tion for or training in public affairs.
This in brief is "what's the mat-
ter with Hanna." Is it not enough?
The tuberculin test was applied to
139 cows the other day at dairies
supplying the porthern part of New
York City. It was found that twenty-
seven of" the animals had . tuber
The Republics correspondent who
called attention to the fact that in
McKinley's popular plurality of less
than 650.000 are included nearly all
of the 1700000 negro votes over
looked a fact of equal significance.
It is that McKinley Slates show for-
eign born population of 19.92 per
cent while the Bryan States show
Physicians prescriptions always receive prompt attention and will ba filled with the
utmost care at any time day or night. In medicines quality U of the fint important 't
best is the cheapest. $ "
Drugs and Medicines
TOILET ARTICLES ETC-
SOUTH SIDE PUBLIC SQUARE
A fall supply of all the popular Patent Medicines.
Toilet Articles and
Fine Perfumeries in endless variety. Physicians Prescriptions carefully
and accurately compounded at all hours day or night
Our Best Wishes
For a Happy and Prosperous 'New Year
To All Our Friends and Patrons.
take this opportunity of thanking our many friends and patrons
both in and out of the city for favors Bhown ub during the. "year
Eighteen Nintey-Six. "We shall endeavor to merit a continuance of tho.
patronage of the public daring Eighteen Ninety-S6ven and shall have
some important announcements to make during the early part of the:year.
that will be interesting..
Again thanking one and all we simply ask that our business relaticm
lie bb pleasant in the future as they have been in the past. .
BOSS! & WITTE
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Rankin, John G. Brenham Weekly Banner. (Brenham, Tex.), Vol. 32, No. 1, Ed. 1, Thursday, January 7, 1897, newspaper, January 7, 1897; Brenham, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth115692/m1/2/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .