Brenham Weekly Banner. (Brenham, Tex.), Vol. 32, No. 1, Ed. 1, Thursday, January 7, 1897 Page: 4 of 8
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The Weekly Banner.
JOHN G. 3AHKIST Zaitcr and Fr:pr:etcr.
Urenbaa. Thursday Jan. 7 lis97.
The Southern Pacific railway is
is said to be contemplating an early
extension to Galveston.
Tarn wrecking is becoming so
frequent that nervous people en
fertain a mortal fear of starting on
a journey by rail.
Tee fact has been made apparent
in this section that all "vigorous
kickers" are not
members of foot
Thehe seems to be a perfect epi-
demic of failures throughout the
country with no immediate pro-
spect of a ''let up" in tho matter. '
Thebe is some talk of E. H. R.
Green taking the LaPorte railway
"in out of the wet."' It needs "a
raise" from some derection very
It is claimed that Galveston's
progress has been greatly hampered
for a number of rears by the ex
orbitant exactions of the Galveston
The sentiment of the people of the
United States is crystallized in favor
of the Cuban Republic but delay in
action at Washington renders it of
no avail to the patriots.
The Baltimore Herald says: "The
present policy of the United StateB
towards Cuba does not help the Cu
bans neither has it induced Spain
to feel more kindly towards us. In
so far as tangible results are con-
cerned it is a rank failure.
The Boston Herald says: The
latest agitation in English society
throughout Her Majesty's empire
- baa been caused by the Bad truth
that dancing is going out of fashion.
It may be said that the terpischor-
ean art is dying a natural deathand
in its IflBt throes now calls upon the
world to know the reason of its do
Tax waters of Maryland produce
one-third of the total oyster supply
in the world. It yields twice as
many of these lucious bevalvcs as
are grown in all foreign countries
combined. During the present cen-
tury it has put on the market 400
000000 bushels of the toothsome
xnolluBks. These have sold for the
-enormous Bum of $250000000.
The New York Herald contends
-that there has been no sincere and
earnest effort by our government to
secure an international agreement.
President Cleveland contemptuously
ignored the resolution of congress
on the subject. If Mr. McKinley
should honestly seek to carry out
liis party's pledge in the matter he
will prove himself a wise politician.
AnECEKTSan Francisco dispatch
says that the city has lately fur
nished the finest and costliest piece
of mining machinery ever sent to
Mexico. It is an eight-stamp plant
for the Progress mine eight miles
north of the City of Mexico. It is
furnished with eighteen amalgana
ting pans about the same number
-of grinding and other pans. The
.machinery coBt $200000.
The board of county commission-
ers of Lane county Kansas have
formerly declared the county insol
' vent and issued instructions to the
county treasurer to refrain from
further payment of interest on the
-county's bonded indebtedness. The
funded debt of the county is $125.-
000. The bonds are held by about
40 different corporations end indr
Tiduals in New Tork and New Eng'
knd and have been quoted at almost
Edward Helmic chairman of the
county board states this action was
taken simply because the county
could not raise money enough by
the taxation to meet its obligations.
He asserts that the aettlerg of Lane
county are not repudiators and pay
their taxes promptly but that such
la not tho case with nonresident
land owners. He cites as an ex-
ample the Jams Conklin Mortgage
company which owns 90 quarter
sections of land in the country and
has not paid a cent of taxes .for
nearly: three-years About 310000
of the county's indebtedness is rep
resented by bonds issued to aid in
When a woman marries a man
purely from commercial reasons be-
cause she beliercs he owns pr ip-
erty and will mako her financially
independent there is a question as
to whether she deserves any sym-
pathy if he should turn out to be a
rascal says the St. Louis Mirror
and if she has any moral right to
seek on annulment of the marriage
upon such a discovery. The man
who deceives the wife who loves
him and who trusts him deserves all
the condemnations his fellows can
heap upon him and to feel all the
power that the laws holds in obey-
ance but wnen a matrimonial con-
tract is purely mercenary then it is
lowered to tho basis of a common
trade a bargain grab no higher
than a swap of jack-knives or a
mule trade and the allowed prac-
tices in vogue in those tranc actions
should be permitted in this. Of
course there should be no over-
reaching no taking advantage even
in a jack-knife swap and men ought
to be perfect and live right up to
the spirit as well as letter of the
Golden Rule but they don't. And
so when what ought to be the high-
est the purest contract a man and
woman ever enter into is degraded
into a common trade in which the
woman seeks only the material bless-
ings of life she has no call to beg
the law to release her from her bar-
gain when she finds out that it is a
bad bargain. Let her keep her jack-
knife ; she went into the trade like
any other merchant and sold her
womanhood for so much real estate
so much life insurance so much
gown and so much lewerly. A
womanhood that can be sold is
valueless ; therefore if she has been
cheated in the transaction she has
no right to protest. If it had turn
ed out otherwise the man would
have been cheated. It is only a case
of six on one side and a half-a-dozen
on the other. What business baa a
woman to marry from such motives
and expect more sympathy than a
man who does the same thing ?"
Heaven knows there is no human
being who meets with more Bcorn
and heartfelt contempt than the
man who goes a fortune hunting
when he gets him a wife. If it is
policy to treat him decently there is
only a veiled show of politeness ac
corded him ; in reality he is despis-
ed. The woman who holds her wo-
manhood as a marketable commodity
to be exchanged for value received in
a marriage dowry of property real
or persona and who enters upon
her marriage with no pretense of
love for the man ought to find her-
self duped and tricked and sold by
an ex-convict or some other un-
desirable party and the Supreme
Court should refuse to divorce
treating the matter as lightly as any
other "jack-knife Bwap."
Of severest trial and test prcne
in l egard to Hood's Sarvip mill
st Greatest EVierit
Secured bj a peculiar Combina-
tion. Proportion and Process
unknown to others which
naturallj and actuallj produces
2d Greatest Cures
Shown by thousands ot honest
voluntary testimonials which
naturally and actually produce
3d Greatest Sales
According to the statements of -druggists
all over the country. fijSt-
In these three points Hood's WX.
Sarsapanlla is peculiar to Itself.
Is the best It is the One True Blood Purifier.
H-krH- rj: 1 1 are the only pills to take
riOOU S PHIS with Hood's SarsanarJlU.
The New Tork World belonged
to the goldbug gang and did what
it could to defeat the democratic
nominee. Now however it is
growing impatient and "hot in the
collar" at the treatment the goldbug
element are receiving at the hands
of the republican bosses and forth-
with gives utterance to the follow-
ing pathetic wail: "The Democrats
whose votes for Bound money made
Mr. McKinley's election possible
and actual did not vote for taiiff-
ripping and the industrial depres
sion that tariff-ripping necessarily
involves. They will surely resent
at the polls such a false intepretation
of the result last November."
Thebe are fifty-two penitentiaries
and over 17000 jails in the United
States. They cost S500000000 to
build them. Over 900000 persons
were incarcerated in the year 1895.
The criminal expense to the country
is not less than $100000000 an
Citation cy Miration.
An exchange remarks: "Spain
once & proud conqueror has suf
fered and yet suffers .discomfiture.
Once the richest country in the
world she iB now impoverished.
Obco the ruler of America from
FJorida to the furthest south she
fights for the only remnant left to
her an outlying island. She bows
the wind and reaps the whirlwind.
She went up like a rocket and came
down like the stick."
Gov. Culberson has announced
the following appointments: Dr.
Gaillard superintendent of the lu-
natio asylum at Terrell to succeed
Dr. BoBser resigned; A. J. Robo
commissioner .of agriculture; W. H.
Mabry adjutant general; Dr. R. M.
Swearingen state health officer:
J. W. Madden secretary of ttite;
ij. li. aicljean private secretary; P.
A. Reichardt director of agricultu
ral and mechanioal college.
Keep the system in perfect or
der by the occasional use of
Tutt's Liver Pills. They reg-
ulate the bowels and produce
A Vigorous Body.
For sick headache malaria bil-
iousness constipation and kin
dred diseases an absolute (cure
the construction of the Great Bend TUTT'S Liver PI
branch of the Santa Fe road. I - - -
STATE OF TBXAS
To the Sheriff or any Constable of Wash-
ington county greeting :
You are hereby Commanded to summon
the unknown heirs of Dr. S. H. Smith br
malting publication of tint Citation once each
week for four suceeuive weeks previous to
the return day hereof in some newspaper
published in your county u there De a
newspaper published therein but if not.
then in any newspaper published in the 2tst
Judicial District; but if there be no news
paper published in (aid Judicial District
then in a newspaper published in the nearest
District to said 2ist Judicial District to ap-
pear at the next regular term of the District
Court of Washington county to be holden at
the court house thereof in Brenham on the
1st Mondav in March A. D. I8Q7 the same
being the 1st day of March A. U. l&7 then
and there to answer a petition filed in said
Court on the 4th day of January A. D. 1897
in a suit numbered on the docket 01 sjiu
Court No. 7760 wherein the Land Mortgage
Bank of Texas limited a corporation duly in-
corporated is plaintiff and the unknown
heirsofDr. S.H.Smith are defendants and
said petition alleging That on December 1st
1091 ur. a. . ctmiin joraeu oy ms wiie
both of whom are now deceased executed to
plaintiff their certain principal promissory
note for the sum of $1320.0o due December
1st I896 bearing interest at the rate of ten
per cest per annum until maturity according
to the terms of five interest coupons thereto
attached and thereafter at the rate of ten per
cent per annum and providing for a sum
equal to ten per cent of the amount due on
said note if sued upon fort collection. That
the same lime and in consideration of the In
terest to mature on said principal note saw
S. H. Smith and wife executed to plaintiff
their fivo interest coupon notes for $132.00
each dated December 1st I891 and becom-
ing due on December I 1892 1893. I894
I895 and 189S respectively. That the in-
terest coupon notes maturing on the 1st days
of December I842. 1S07. and lttH have been
paid. That the principal note and the cou
pon notes maturing on the 1st day 01 Decem-
ber I89S and 1806. have matured and become
due and payable; are now due and unpaid
together with interest after the respective
maturities of the same at the rate often per
cent per annum until paid. That suit being
hereby brought on the same the attorneys
fee provided lor therein amounting to a sum
eaual to ten tier cent of the amount due
thereon has also become due and payable.
That at the time of the executionof said notes
for the purpose of said notes S. H. Smith
and wife H. S. Smith executed to l a.
Silllman trustee a deed of trust on the fol-
lowing Und :
One tract of I24. acres of land situated in
Washington county. Texas part of the
Andrew Miller leacne: one tract of 6 i acres
of landsitauted in Washington county Texts
part of the Andrew M'ller league; onetraci
of to acres of land situated in Washington
county Texas part of the K. D. Jacksn
league; and one tract of to acres situated in
Washington county Texas a part of the K
D Jackson league. The above lour tracts
containing 200 acres of land; said deed of
trust being recorded in vol. H page 150
... records and mortgages of said county:
That H. S. Smith wife of 8. II. Smith died
in Washington county Texas intestate and
without bring Issue leaving surviving her as
her only heir her husband Dr. S. H. Smith.
That on the day of 1896 said Dr.
S. H. Smith died in Washington county in-
testate and without living issue and plaintiff
does not know who the heirs of said S. H.
Smith are. Plaintiff prays-for judgment for
his debt interest and attorneys fees and costs
f suit and a foreclosure of his lien.
Herein fail not but have before said court
at itt aforasaid next remilar term this writ
with your return thereon showing howjou
have executed the same. .
Witness. A. M. Krug clerk of the district
court of Washington county.
Given under my hand and the seal of said
court at office mBreaham this the 5th day
of JanuarT.A. D. 1897.
Clerk Diitrict Ootart Washintton Couaty.
?H3 VAL V23D2 3AT?2?.Y.
In answer to in inquiry as to whit bccim;
of the gnns belonging to the famous Vil
Vcrdo Mattery which ia commanded by
Hon. Joseph D. 5ies. whom Gen. Tom
Green declared was th.; br ivcst man he ever
saw lion. Joseph D. Me- write-:
"Iliaejun received jours of the 19th
initnnt. Theal Verde" Battery which I
commanded for about 18 months during the
war was captured at the battle of Vai Verde
New Mexico. I was then a 1st Lieutenant
and Adjutant of the 5th Texas Cavalry
commanded by Col. Thomas Green and
was promoted to the captaincy and author-
ized to raise n company out of tho Sibley
brigade and was placed in charge of that
battery. I commanded it in person until
the battle of Camp Bisland on the Teche in
Louisiana ia April 1863 when I was severe
ly wounded and unfitted for duty in the line.
Returning afterwards to the army I was pro
moted to a majority and was appointed chief
ot stall lor Major-ueneral 1 comas Green
and was attain wounded at the battle of Mans
"I saw the battery in action in that battle.
It was the last time I ever saw it. Return-
ing to the atmy again I was assigned to
duty on the staff of Lieutenant-General
Richard Tsylcr and went with him across
the river and remained with him until
April. ISS5 when he surrendered and I was
"So )ou se.e I have no actual knowledge of
what became of the battery after April 1861
But I hare been informed that the cuns wero
buried either in freestone or in Limestone
county. Forsomo vcars back I have been
endeavoring to get the opportunity to have
them transferred to the State of Texi. aid
will probably be able to do so in tho coming
congress. Cleburne Review.
At the time of the surrender the
Talverde Battery was encamped in
Freestone county one-half the com-
pany at Fairfield and one-half at
Cotton Gin. Mr. Frank Giesecko
a member of that famous battery
who now resides in Brenham informs
the Bahnxb that the three pieces
at Fairfiield were taken from their
carriages at night and buried in
the Southwest corner of the Free
stone county Courthouse yard
and that the company pulled up
stakes and drove out of Fairfield
before day light the next morning
taking the gun carriages with them.
Two of the three pieces at Cotton
Gin are said to havo been dumped
into the Navasota river and the
third piece thrown into an old well.
The latter piece we are told has
been recovered remounted and is
now being used for firing salutes by
a Confederate Camp in Limestone
county. The carriages and caisona
were all cremated we are told.
For Infants and Children.
The Chicago Journal in answer
to the question "What have the
trusts done?" Bays: "They have
done the country they have done
tho people they have done the law
they have done the courts they have
done everything standing between
them and their insatiable greed."
It will become an absolute neces-
sity for Wanamaker to secure the
support of Boss Quay before he can
even hope to succeed Uimaron
Senator from Pennsylvania.
If An Decant" Button 1
I With Each PaGkage of - m
m 111 IMF I
fflwl. WITHOUT 0SXJjBi
WHEN B SPEAK
never make efforts to induce people to visit
my store in search of mythical advertised bargains
which do not exist or which are "just out." Such
methods are dishonest and are certain ultimately
to prove futile. What I advertise I have and it is
always exactly as reoresented.
There is no mors certain method of entertaining
the average people than by spreading .before them a
surprise in bargains in an elegant line of Dresc Goods
in all the NEW STYLES with trimmings to Match
and a large line of Men's Youth? sand Childrens' Clothe
ing1 which all know are accustomed to get more than
pocd values. I never do that because it i s absurd an
5 untrue but I do sell mighty close to cost.
11H G10G1I COHFM
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