Brenham Weekly Banner. (Brenham, Tex.), Vol. 32, No. 1, Ed. 1, Thursday, January 7, 1897 Page: 6 of 8
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The Weekly Banner.
J. G. RANKIN Proprietor.
prcahaui Thurstiaj-j Dec. 17. IS 9 C
Christmas casualties have been
-quite numerous throughout the
Several big cattle deals have been
snado in this State during the past
The prospects of the Cubans gain-
ing their independence is daily
Keep your head up but not so
fcigh that you cannot see the pover-
ty and distress all around you.
Toais wreckers when captured
ought to be subjected to death by
alow torture. There is no punish-
ment Itoo severe for such inhuman
Toir Platt arises to remark that
the name of the next senator from
UJow York will not be Choate. That
settles it. Tom is not in the habit of
-talking through his hat.
The report that the tug boat
Three Friends" had had a brush
-with three or more Spanish cruisers
and had disabled a gunboat is con-
sidered as a Mulhatton fabrication.
Hon. E. H. B. Green has unders
taken the herculean task of placing
Texas in the Republican column
and announces his intention of ap
pointing an advisory boBrd of one
irom each county to aid him in ac-
complishing this great work.
Ax Austin dispatch states that
Editor J. H. Cullom of the Garland
2fews will receive the appointment
of chief clerk from J. W. Madden
who succeeds Allison Mayfield as
secretary of state. We congratulate
.friend John on his good luck.
This years' apple crop is placed
jit from 120000000 to 200000000
barrels. Nearly all of this enormous
crop was raised in the northern
states. Michigan New York New
Tin gland and parts of New Jersey
Ohio and Pennsylvania have broken
.all records this year.
The New York Mail and Express
sarcastically remarks : "Spain con-
tains 16000000 inhabitants of
-whom 11000000 are unable to read
-or write. That's the sort of nation
ihat talks about pulling the Goddess
-of Liberty's nose and tearing the tail
leathers off the American eagle."
The annual report of Land Com-
missioner Baker just issued shows
ino expenses of the land office of the
tate for the two years ending Jan-
uary 15 1895 to have been 160-
379.06. The expenses for the two
years ending January 15 1897 are
estimated to be $119619.52 or
$41017.52 less than the two years
The Cincinnati Enquirer remarks
lhat Senator Foraker belongs to the
.modern school of statesmen and
liefore the expiration of McKmley's
irm ue may oe lound taking a now
uepunure. wmca WU1 spoil tne po-
jiucai aspirations of some who
think they kuow it all. He is a man
of the people and with a full Sena-
torial term before him he will find
occasions enough to expose the
trickery and frauds and fales pre
-tenses of old leaders.
FARMERS SHOULD READ.
In the current issue of the Chau
tauquan the "editorial outlook" con-
tains a suggestion regarding the in-
tellectual advancement of tho farm-
:Scrn80pw wmi'n Pie wen worm
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weigtiug oy all rural reaaers. xne
"Our system of common schools
is gradually opening many ways to
intelligent understanding of the
higher life where intellectual and
esthetical interests go Bide by side
with tho coarser economies. The
church the lyceum the literary club
and the various social and charitable
establishments are doing their fine
work even in remote rural nooks
Every competent observer sees and
feels a decided veering of rural cur
rents toward intelligent considera-
tion of what we call culture. The
movement may be slow and falter-
ing ; but it indicates no uncertainty.
BHt how shall tho way be best
smoothed and this happy change be
most successfully hastened? The
conservative spirit is stubborn in
our sound-hearted and hard-headed
rural population. Fashions and
traits die hard where the community
does not feel the direct urge and
stress of conventional requirements.
On the farm there is little to pro
voke inquiry touching the latest
wave-caps of that great sea called
A newspaper comes once a week
a magazine possibly once a month;
but the stream of the world's great
throbbing life is scarely known to
exist; it is bufc faintly abumbrated
as the picture of a picture. Still
culture and the sweets of it are be-
coming facts within the feeling and
the vision of the youngest genera-
tion of country people in America
and we may as well fece the duty of
rigntly directing the inevitable re-
form in country life. Education
and by tho word we mean book edu-
cation is the chief factor in every
great social and intellectual change
for the better. Good literature is
not the whole of life; but it is a
corner-stone of true enlightenment.
The greatest need of our country
people is to read to learn to
strengthen and broaden their grasp
of what are the best possibilities of
human existence. Not bo much mere
polite culture ac solid wisdom in
life's lighter affairs is demanded.
Facility in reaching happiness of an
enlightened sort a quick compre-
hension of the difference between
crudeness and refinement and a
cordial recognition of what a desir
able thing a refined life is are
mightily aided by good reading. It
is because country people are read-
ing and studying as they never read
and studied before that a great im
provement in farm life is beginning
THE VIRTUES OF BUTTERMILK.
Concerning the medical value of
buttermilk the Medical Adviser
says that it is of so much worth that
it has gained a distinct place in
materia niedica and is largely pre
scribed by the best physicians for
Mmst ana lung troubles. An exces
sive butiermili diet has seemed to
bring about a cure for Bright's dis-
ease. A proper and constant use
of it will greatly reduce and some-
times cure the craving for alcoholic
liquors with which many persons
are afflicted. The craving may be
satisfied and the svstem benefitted
and strengthened instead of weak-
ened. Buttermilk alono will often
remedy acidity of the stomach. The
lactic acid needed in m3ny cases is
supplied by it much more than by
any other drink or food. It is said
to alleviate the oppression about the
heart that so many old people suffer
from and it should be constantly
drunk by them. It is to a certain
extent a stimulant for the entire
system just what the aged need.
The twentieth century promises
to be full of interesting novelties.
We can look on the canvass and see
a wnole regiment go tnrougn us
drill of the toreador and bull in
deadly conflict. We can hear
Paderewski at the piano and Calve
behind the footlights in "Carmen."
With the microphone we can listen
to the patter of a fly's feet on the
window pane aad the telephone
reproduces the voice of a speaker
who is a thousand miles away.
These however are only stepping
stones to higher things and though
they are intervals there are still
greater things to come which will
make such achievements small and
Mr. Tesla tells us through the
New York Herald that it may be
possible to see the face as well as
hear the voice of the speaker who is
a thousand miles away. There are
difficulties in the path but the scien
tific imagination predicts success
and Tesla declares that he has hope.
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I Wish all a
HAPPY ID mOOS
to make itself apparent."
As an additional evidence of the
jfact that prosperity is again return-
ing to the business channels in Tex--as
we mention tho fact that a re-
ceiver has been appointed to take
charge of the business of the Dallas
Security Mortgage and Trust Com-
pany whose assets aro placed at
Sl.900000 with liabilities opproxi-
anating $1300000. The cause as-
signed for the failuie is the long
continued depression in real estate
and defaults in payment on the part
Evan Jones one of the populistic
- .flock comes to the front with an-
other pittiful wail in which he at-
tempts to describe tho reason whys
ami wherefores of the ignominious
defeat sustainbd by them in the late
- pc&tical cyclone; and lustily calls to
the faithful to rally again to the
ound of the Stump AGhb'y Jog horn.
jLtB no use JKvan.
OUR LAWS NEED PRUNING.
"I here assert without fear of suc
cessful contradiction that if the plead-
ings writs and proceedings which
are required under the present prac
tice act wore pruned down and shorn J
of the superfluities and unnecessary
rot and nonsense with which they
now abound tne expense of litiga-
tion would be cut down at least one-
half and the judicial districts of the
state could be safely reduced to
one-half of the present number.
And then to think of the instances
of injustice which have been and
are constantly being perpetrated
under color of the useless formali
ties and technicalities. Can we won-
der that the administration of jus-
tice is held in the veriest contempt
by the great body of the people;
that the holding of courts is regard-
ed as a mockery and a farce and
that the very name of lawyer has
become a term of approbnum in-
stead of as in former days a title
of reapectability? Who can blame
the people for dispising the admin-
istration of law when it is based
upon a lot of forms and fictions
fastened upon the people of Eug
land four or five centuries ago
and adopted by us which are not
only inordinately expensive not only
useless but which are absolutely
productivo of injusticof Who can
blame them for hating the lawyer
when he is the chief actor in a sys-
tem which under the name of law
and lustice eimnly robs them of
their earnings without giving them
any relief whatever?" F. W. Ball.
The William Street Reform club
are engaging in the new scheme of
pot-metalism says the Atlanta Con-
stitution on the ground that there
is "great need of education on the
fundamental principles of money and
currency." But what the people
want is an object lesson. They are
tired of arguments theories asser-'
tions and assumptions. They want
to see the republicans restore pros-
perity. They want to see the mills
opened to labor the wheels of in-
dustry humming the farmers get-
ting good prices and laborers good
wages inese results will be a com
plete answer to the arguments of
tbe silver men; but they are the only
answer the people will accept.
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HAPPY NEW TEAE
TO ALL OTJH-
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om of tho peoplo some time but
you can't fool all the people all the
Toe New York World is growing
more reasonable and charitable in
ilou may fool its old ago. Hear it warble: "Per-
The Philadelphia Press thinks the
statement of Zerfcucha that be is
ebont to leave Cuba a poor man will
arry no weight. The fact that he
can leave Cuba at all is almost con-
clusive evidence that he was not
faithful to Maceo. Had he been the
friend of Maceo that he represents
Uimselt to be ho would have been
murdered with hiB chief or murdered
when captured. He was the one
mau of the party who escaped and
tho kindness with which Weyler has
troated him permitting him to live
in 'quiet and to leavo the country
without interruption is proof next
4o holy writ that he betrayed hio
fhief and is in fact his murderer.
haps in nine cases in every tf n the
reports of alleged "race wars" tele-
gruphed from the South are mere
perversions of such common brawls
as are likely to occur whenever and
wherever the connection is made be
tween a mean man and mean whis
key. They are christened
wars" by men who know that
so called tbey may bo worth 65 each
while if they were called disturb
ances of tho peacp thoy could not
be marketed at all."
Life insurance is a good thing
and every poor man ought to carry
a reasonable amount for the benefit
of his wife and children after he has
passed away but if the spirit of the
departed ever revisit tbe pale
glimpses of tho moon as the
mediums insist that they do what
must the shape of a poor devil who
worked hard all his life think when
it comes back to find hi3 widow and
life insurance gobbled up by Eome
graceless scamp who ii haing a
gcod time blowing in the money.
For as .Tudge Keller says if you
want to find the biggest rascal in
town ju6t turn a rich widow loose
and she will be sure to mairy him.
San Antonio Express.
The Manufacturer's Record states
that there is now a broad and pre-
valent spirit of push vim grit and
energy all over the South. It needs
two very important factors combined
under a single head to develop tho
hidden and apparent resources.
That is the investment of home
capital by those who possess it in
conjunction with capital from
abioad. A sterile soil is bairen of
products. A selfish and niggardly
spirit 13 the foe to development.
The open purse and generous
philantrophy produce the exquisite
blossoms that beautify th land-
scape and make the vacant places
throb with the quick pulsations of
As exchange give3 the following
advice to joung men in search of a
wife: "If what you want is a wife
and not merely a house keeper vou
must keep your eye well open for a
warm bundle of femininity that will
be to you in a personal way what
the fire on the dearth is to you in a
physical way a fund of tropical
comfort that will keep the stiffness
out of your feeling and the general
machinery of your life m a condition
"race lf pleasurable activity.
Our business for the past year 1896 has been i
very satisfactory to us and we trust that those who
cast their lot with us last year can cheerfully.say--as
much and prove the same by returning to us for '
thisyears' (1897) supplies and any new ones' who believe
that Ave will treat them right. .'
"We will promise one thing to do as much as any one in
the same.business and if possible will do more. If by fair
and square dealing we can double our business we would r '
like to do so and hereby earnestly solicit you co-operation. !
Thanking you for past favors and wishing you a happy
and a prosperous New Year Ave are
Yours lor 1897
I BROCKSCHMIDT & NOHLT. I
Is a recent interview Senator
Quay said: "In the sonate wo have
millionaires and business men
enough to servo all legitimate pur-
poses. Senators are needed who
have no specialties but will act for
the interests of country in gross
without special affinities.
The Journal is rapidly forging to
the frout as the greatest and ablest
paper ever published iu New York
city. There is a breeziness and
freshness about it not possessed by
any other New York daily.
Arizona convicts have been recent
ly leased for ten years at 70 cents
per head a day. Tneir labor is to
be used in constructing an irriga-
tion canal to reclaim 100000 acres
of arid land
SA100X AXD EESTAURAM.
Thanking my friends and patrons
for the very liberal patronage they
have heretofore extended me I take
pleasure in informing them that I
have secured the services of a splen-
did cook and will hereafter be pre-
pared to fill orders of any kind both
day or night. Call and give us a
J. L. AMMONS
Bforthul Oornar Public tianars
Suits sua gsrarcits made o order aad aro
TO THE TRADE
I am not seling-
awed and Split or Stove3 and fire place
Jelivered to any of the City at S4JS6 per cord
ciah oc dehrory. Yard near Central freigb
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But if you need anything in my line give me a
cal and I wil prove to your satisfaction that I
am seling Furniture CHEAPER than those
who claim to .sell at cost.
I havo no at in store the most complete stock of NEW
FURNITURE ever brought to this market which I intend
to close out at HARD TIMES PRICES. Young coupler
will find it to their advantage to give me a call Deiore "buy
m their Eurniture as I can and will save them money.
The Old Reliable Furniture Dealei
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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/m1/6/: accessed January 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .