Brenham Weekly Banner. (Brenham, Tex.), Vol. 32, No. 1, Ed. 1, Thursday, January 7, 1897 Page: 7 of 8
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ie Kniehts and Ladies of Dixie
re in cession Thursday night.
These was nothing doing in any
the courts Wednesday ana no
restB were reported.
3v a milk deal consummated
pedneaday Mr. J". B. Wilkina has
am entered the dairy business.
I The case of Henry Hopkins vs. F.
linke tried in justice court Thurs-Iit-
TflQiiH.flrI in n verdict for the
The holidays are over and as a
raBequence the Daily Banner
iraps ' bacfc to its usual size wis
Titr season of "Deace on earth and
food -will to men" has been produc-
Bvo of more than the usual numner
Br "reason of several other enter-
jiinmentsin the city Thursday even-
ag the meeting of the .fcjpwortn
Thursday was observed by the
fatholic portion of the population
a time for commemorating tne
aemory of Saint Silvester.
The county convicts under the
lirection of Superintendent Robert-
onftre building a bridge on Four
lill Greet west of Burton.
Akokq the closiner ecene3 of the
ffyhjg year waa the marriage of
Liovy Bpenoer to uiansKy wiiiiame
faBtice W. B. Ewing officiating.
The fact that 1897-came into exia-
snee on Friday will suggest bad
ick to those who see fatal Bugges
lions in significant coincidences.
Ttto fnneral of Ella Davis wife of
rreen Davie who died at Ledbetter
londav took place Wednesday
Horning at the Watrousville ceme-
A "tacky party" at the residence
If Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Mathis Wed
nesday evening1 afforded a great deal
bt amusement to a large list of at-
tendants. Miss Bessie Ewixg entertained a
Lumber of ther friends Wednesday
Evening at the residence ol ner
aother Mrs. x. 21. .awing on norm
The man who Hwears off swearing
New Tear's day had beBt do his
rearing BUDsequenc to me pop
lis of the bill collectors wno are
Rfco to ba out in force.
pTotbsday was a record breaking
lav in tb9 line of tax receipts both
the counEyand city collectors hav-
3g all they could do to wait on tne
I -nail army of tax payers.
A svecial train containing Gen
ial Manager Polk Division Super-
itendent Dickerson the new super-
endent who is to succeed Mr. P. T.
)owns and other Santa Fe officials
passed through here Thursday.
A "watch" party at the residence
of Hon. Heber Stone Thursday
evening comimentary to Miss
)aisy and Mr. Jiarnest .Brown 01
San Antonio afforded the large at
tendance a most enjoyable finale to
(the holidays. .
Gussey Gill was arrested and
5 brought to town Thursday by Con-
stable Burch on a charge of aggra-
Evated assault on Mary Berzinsk
vhich was prefered against him by
iWm. Berzinski father of the girl.
is bond was set nt 8100.00 m de-
fault of which he was placed in jail.
Fabitees throughout the county
iwill be delighted with the prospects
Ifor n soaking rain which will enable
fTom to Tirfinn.ro Ihair lands for
limns planting. On many planta
tions the ground has been so hard
by reason of the long drouth that
breaking it up was practically im-
possible. Mn. Wilhelmine Hoffschxiedek
died Wednesday morning at her
jhome in the Wiedeville neighbor
ly! in ihe 29th vear of her aae. A
heartbroken husband and three little
dimnhters. all too vounc to realize
their irreparable loss are left to
mourn the untimely death of wife
Tm. VnoW1 nf af nwnriB nf tno Gid-
I dings Memorial Methodist church
aet Thursday morning at tne law
loffice of Messrs. Campbell & Pen-
Iningtons. Officers for the ensuing
year were elected as ioiiows: xr.
'.U. Williamson chairman J. D
opbell secretary and treasurer;
liO. H. Carlisle assistant secretary
Quite a arge number of the
junior memDers oi me city a buiuui
realm enjoyed a "watcn pariy at
L rpnidnnnn of Dr. 3. S. Holland
Chursday evening. Among those in
ffanrlfmrn were: Misses Laura
asimlin. 'RAHsifl Eldride-e. Willie and
.nromin flreokmore. Besse Tumlin.
T.nnian GnodletL Leila Bobbins.
Julia Pahl and Messrs. Ed Hiekey
Gay Conn Jessie Silas xom Miner
M. Crump D. Cordray Harry
rtwwui w j
STOLE A PAIR OF SHOES.
Boot and Shoe Shop at Chappell Hill
WilVam Webster Alias William
MViv wiL' begin the New Year as an
inmate of vbe county jail charged
with having" .broken into the boot
nnd shoe shotf ot 0. & D. Neves at
Chappell Hill flnJ extracting there
from a pair of shot's.
At the examining trial held '
Justice Campbell at Ct'appell Hill
Webster's bond was sec at cduu
and beinff unable to furnish ibe re
quired bail he was brought t this
place and lodged in jail by C'On-
stable Crawford. Entrance was
effected into the shoe shop by
breaking out one of the windowB.
OUR STORE will remain
open evenings until Christmas
Many mil find this a more
convenient time for shopping
than during the day.
OTJR ASSORTMENT will
be found more complete than
ever before in the history of
A Han in Stripes
An ex-convict A. L. George by
name delivered an address on the
square Wednesday evening on the
penitentiaries of the State. Mr.
George was convicted in Fayette
county for the murder of a Bohemian
named Conesecke on Oct 1st 1884
and given the death penalty thes en-
tence being confirmed by the court
of criminal appeals. On the day set
for the execution the governor
granted him a brief respite at the
expiration of which his sentence was
commuted to life imprisonment in
the penitentiary. After serving five.
and a half years of his sentence the
innocence of Mr. George was estab
lished by the statement of a dying
convict who confessed that he was
alone responsible for the murder.
George was subsequently pardoned
by the governor and has since his
liberation devoted his entire time
to warning the rising generation
against the dangers of evil associa-
tions and the untold sufferings and
degredationB of those who fall under
the retributive justice of the law.
His is a case seldom encountered
outside of fiction and the unjust
punishment inflicted on him by the
State entitles him to the recom-
pense of respectful attention when-
ever his voice is raised to warn the
heedless of the dangers that sur-
At a meeting of the Merchants
Protective Association held Wednes-
day night the following officers
were elected for the ensuing term:
Ben Schmid President.
F. Dobert Vice President.
R. E. Luhn Treasurer.
Wm. P. Ewing Secretary.
Henry Ringener C. W. Winkel-
mann B. Lehmann H. F. Hohlt
and Sam Low Executive Com-
mittee. A Caldwell Bpecial of the 29th
Bays: This morning while eome
boys were out gathering moss Geo.
Gray aged 12 fell from a tree and
dislocated both wrists ite was
plucky enough to walk borne three-
fourths of a mile with hie wrists in
the members of Germania Bade
Adieu to i8gS.
Ring in ring in the reveries
And let the feast be one
"Where not a single guest there is
But innocence and fun !
The dying year had a very lively
"wake" at Germania hall Thursday
night the occasion being the cele
bration of the annual Silvester ball.
Had the saint in whose memory the
day is kept been present to witness
the festivities which the celebration
of it induced he would certainly
have felt that he had not lived in
vain. Music for the ball was fur
nished by Albert Cohn's orchestra
and the dancing in which nearly the
entire of the large attendance join-
ed was prolonged into the wee sma'
hours of 1897.
As the silvery accents of time's
measurer chimed the midnight hour
the new born year was saluted with
the clapping of many hands and
loud huzzahs; there was a general
handshaking and many "Happy
New Tear" greeting of best wishes
for health happiness and prosperity
during the reign of 1897 which had
just been inaugurated.
Among those in attendance were :
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Tristram.
Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Langhammer.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Haubelt.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Reichardt.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Roesler of
Mr. and Mrs
. C. W. Hess.
Mr. and Mrs.
Miss Annie Miesner.
Mr. Chas. Koch and Miss Millie
Mr. Ed. Amsler and Miss Sophie
Mr. Will Lindemann and Miss
Mr. William Dobert and Miss
Mr. Joe Dobert and sister.
Mr. Walter Shaw and Miss Bertha
Mr. Ed. Engelke and Miss Elsie
Mr. Chas. Gackenheimer and Miss
Mr. Earnest Reichardt and Miss
Mr. Max Evereberg and Mies AN
Mr. Fritz Grell and Miss Emma
Mr. Ed. Jaeggli and Miss Minnie
Mr. Chas. Knittel and Miss Lizzie
The three children of Mr. and
Mrs. Richard Giesecke were poisen
ed Wednesday evening by eating
some fancy colored candy used in
decorating a Christmas tree. Dr.
Holland was hastily summoned and
after an hour's hard work brought
them around all right. While they
are considered out of danger they
are still quite sick. Parents cannot
be too careful of what they give
their children to eat.
The Banner society reporter has
been contending against ravages of
la grippe this week and by reason of
this fact has not been able to keep
fully abreast of the interesting holi
day doings in society's realm. One
of the most enjoyable events of the
holidays of which mention has not
previously been made was a re
ception given Tuesday evening by
Miss Rosa Williams in honor of
Miss Sadie McClung a charming
yisitor from Rockport. The atten-
dance was made up entirely of
young ladies but the fact that the
occasion was not graced by the
presence of the sterner sex did not
to any extent mitigate the pleasures
incident to the many enjoyable
features of the evening.
Not a few who read what Mr.
Robert Rowls of Holland Va. has
to Bay below will remember their
own experience under like circum-
stances: "Last winter I had la
grippe which left ma in a low state
of health. I tried numerous reme-
dies none of which did me any good
until I was induced to try a bottle
of Chamberlains Cough Remedy.
The first bottle of it bo far relieved
me that I was enabled to attend to
my work and the second bottle
effected a cure." For sale at 25 and
50 cents per bottle by R. E. .Luhn
Mr. C. L. McKenzie formerly ex-
press agent at this place has been
promoted to the assistant superin-
tendency of the Wells Fargo Ex's
press Co. with headquarters at
Interesting Proceedings of the Very Lat-
est Departure in Clubs.
At a time when the social world is
going wild over the organization of
clubs of every variety and descrip
tion the Banner believes the follow-
ing account of the proceeding of a
matrimonial club organized recently
will be read with great avidity
by the different club members of the
The first regular meeting of the
"Matrimonial Club" was held Wed-
nesday afternoon at Miss resi-
dence. It was agreed that all pro-
ceedings should be kept secret
which accounts for our being able
to give a full report of what tran-
spired. It was also agreed that
each member should aEBume a nom
de plume. No explanation was
offered for this further than that it
would be "so romantic." Following
are some of those selected : Three
Sarah Barnhardts four Laura Jean
Libbys two Amelia Rivers two Ella
Wheeler Wilcoxs one Clara Barton
six Mary Ellen Leases one Mary
Anderson. A ballot was taken for
president secretary and treasurer of
the club which resulted in each
member present receiving one vote.
This led to the discovery that every
lady had voted for themselves.
After a lengthy discussion with
a liberal exchange of remarks
hair and other courtesies Mary
Ellen Lease No. 2 was de-
clared president. Laura Jean
Libby No. 1 secretary and Sarah
Bernhardt No. 3 treasurer. A com-
mittee of three was appointed to
draft constitution and by laws
and instructed to report at
next meeting. Ella Wheeler Wilcox
No. 2 then offered the following
resolution which was adopted by a
rising vote : "Resolved that the or-
ganization shall be known as the
"Matrimonial Club" and will have
for its purpose the intimidation and
subjection of "any old thing" of the
masculinegender and that eligibility
to membership shall be governed
only by the following general rule:
Any one between the ages of 16 and
100 yean? who hasn't received on
offer of marriage or been in love
more than forty times or any one
whose affections are unreciprocated
though the tire of their heart be
punctured irrepairably." The entire
club then joined in singing a chorus
entitled "We want to be somebody's
darling."' which was composed by
Mary Anderson for the occasion. A
collection of 13 cents was taken up
with which to purchase gum after
which the club adjourned to meet
Wednesday afternoon with Mrs.
Lease No. G.
Announce the presence of Rheuma
tism which causes untold Buttering
Rheumatism is due to lactic acid in
the blood. It cannot be cured by
liniment or other outward ap-
plications. Hood's Sarsaparilla pu-
rifies the blood removes the cause of
rheumatism and promptly cures this
disease. This is the testimony of
thousands of people who once suf-
fered the pains of rheumatism but
who have actually been cured by
taking Hood's Sarsaparilly. Its
great power to act upon the blood
and remove every impurity is the
secret of the wonderful cureB by
Hood s Sarsaparilla.
300 acres of Land 2 miles east of
Paige Bastrop county near H. & T.
C. R'y; all in pasture; all under good
new i wire fence; good water about
20 acres prairie 250 acres black
sandy land easy to put in cultiva-
tion. Will sell same at $G.50 per
acre one half cash balance on easy
terms. Jane C. Scarborough.
AddresB: J. S. Scarborough
"The theory of forests becoming
extinct is all humbug so far as this
country is concerned" remarked
Mr. Wm. Voss to a Basner repre"-
sentative Saturday. "When I left
the county twelve years ago there
were some small cedar bushes on
my farm. In that short space of
time they have grown into trees
forty feet in height and over a foot
The ordinance against blocking
sidewalks is not observed in certain
portions of the city. Merchants who
have Buch large stocks as to neces
sitate utilizing the sidewalkB for
displaying them should move into
laiger buildings or build additions
NEW YEAR'S DAY.
Large Reception at W. C. T. U. Headquar
ters. .Other Social Functions.
Reception were the order of New
Tear's day and while ' it is more
blessed to give than to receive" it
is nevertheless very nice to bo a
receiver on the first day of the year.
Among the most notable receptions
with which 1897 was inaugurated
was the one held at W. C. T. U.
headquarters by the officers and
members of the organization.
Their commodius apartments pre-
sented an air of cheerfulness and an
aspect of coziness very inviting to
the reporter who "called early to
avoid the rush." The walls of the
apartments were hung with various
mottoes framed in wreaths of holly.
The motto of the society "For God
and Home and Native Land" the
work of Master Lester Wroe stood
out prominently from the rear wall.
The initials of the organization
"W. O. T. TJ." worked in cedar
formed a very pretty monagram on
another wall. Portraits of Miss
Francis E. Willard president of
the national organization and other
prominent leaders were con-
spicuously displayed. Rugs otto-
mans and comfortable chairs gave
the room divided by portieres into
two apartments a most homelike
appearance. A library containing
several hundred volumes of stand-
ard literature graced one corner of
the reception room and appeared to
contain an abundance of "food for
thought" for reflective minds. The
library is the gift of the young Peo
ples Union of the Baptist church
and the "Little Women" of S.
Peter's church. Some interesting
specimens of Brazillian birds and
Brittish Honduras curios were ar-
ranged into a miniature zoo and
received their full share of attention."
They are the property of Miss Chess
Mason president of the organiza-
tion. The callers were provided
with free badges and served with
choice refreshments. The reception
hours were from 3 to 6 and from 7
to 10 p. m. and a very large num
ber of callers paid then: respects to
An 'ftt home" musicale by Miss
Mary E. Rouse Friday evening af-
forded a small number of specially
invited guests a musical treat the
pleasant recollections of which will
linger long in their momorieB.
A xujiber of the young people
spent several delightful hours at the
residence of Mr. B. Williams New
The Germania Society enjoyed
an oyster lunch at their hall New
What is a Guarantee.
It is this. If you have a Cough or Cold a
tickling in the Throat which keeps you con-
stantly coughing or if you are afflicted with
aav Chest. Throat or Iione Trouble Whoop
ing Couch etc and you use Ballard's Hore-
hound Syrup as directed giving it a fair trial
and no benefit experienced we authorize our
advertised agent to refund jour money on
return ol Dotue. it never iaus 10 give satis-
faction. It promptly relieves Bronchitis.
Price 25 and 50 cents. Sold by R. E. Luhn
Rats as Scavengers.
Birmingham is overrun with rats
that are fed from the sewers. The
authorities have taken no steps to
exterminate them because Mr.
Chamberlain when mayor declared
that rats were good scavengers and
by eating up garbage prevented the
spread of disease.
The drizzling rain cf Wednesday
night very materially interfered
with Yellowstone Kitt's open air
performance and a continuation of
the dampness will likely drive him
into a tent for winter quarters.
Ballard's Snow Liniment.
This invaluable remedv is one that ought
to be in every household. It will cureyoui
Rhenmatism. Neuralcia Sprains Cuts
Bruises. Bums. Frosted Feet and Ears Sore
Throt and Sore Chist. Ifvou have Lame
Back it will cure it. It penetrates totne seat
ot tne auease. j 1 wui cure sun jiuuu wu
contracted muscles alter all other remedies
have failed. Those who have been cripples
for yi-ars have used Ballard's Snow Liniment
Hid thrown awav weir cruicnes ami ueen
able to walk as well as ever. It will cure
vou. Price 50 cents. Sold by R. E. Luhn
An Ellis county jury has award-
ed a man named Edling damages in
the Bum of S3.500 against the M.
K. & T. Railway for injuries receiv
ed in a wreck some time since.
Judse Moore of Bryan will
work his BrazoB bottom plantation
.;H nnnvipf. loVinr tbin veif. fifty of
whom have already been placed on
The Dreaded Consumption
Can Be Cured.
T. A. Slocum H. C the Great Chemist-
and Scient ist Will Send Free Three
Bottles 0 f His Newly Discovered
Remedies to Sufiererc.
Editor Banmer: I have discovered a
reliable cure for vonsumption and all bron-
chial throat and 2.ung diseases general de-
cline less of flesh a nd all conditions of wast
ing away. By its ti mely use thousands ot ap
parently hopeless cases have been cured.
So proof-positive am I of its power to cure
that to make its merits known I will send
free to any afflicted raader of your paper
three bottles of my Newly Discovered Rem-
edies upon receipt of ex Dress and poslofficcer
address. T. A. Slocum 1 1. C 9S Pine street
New York. When wilting the Doctor
please mention this papel.
Waxahachie is endeavoring ttr
secure an extension of the Santa Fc
The Tyler Fouudary and.
Machinery company have made an
Hon. W. J. Bryan will lecture-
m the Opera House at Dallas on-
The blacksmith department ofr
the Cotton Belt shops at Tyler-
were partly destroyed by fire last- -Thursday
Sherman is having a row be-
tween her school trustees and the
oity council over the matter of con-
trolling the schools.
There is Bome talk of the Waco-
and Northwestern railway being:
turned over to the Houston anct
Texas Central by the receivers at an
early date. 4
Petitions containing nearly 100-
000 names asking that John Grant
be appointed to a cabinet position;
have been received at the Dallas re
Tom Hruska of Fayetteviflev
and Ernst Ahrens of Freyburg are
the tall cycamores of Fayette county-
The former is 6 feet and 5 inches
tall and the latter 6 feet 6 inches-
tall. J. L. Isabel of Grimes county
and John Renstrom of Illinois two-
insane men confined in the George-
town jail awaiting removal to the '
State asylum were burned to death
last Tuesday night by their beet
clothes becoming ignited.
Capt. C. G. Cobb bought tLo
county farm of Milam county stocSy
grain and appurtenances paying-
$10200 a short time ago. The- -paupers
will hereafter be cared for
on the farm owned by the county1 "
near Cameron and the convicts will
be hired out to private individuals
or worked on the public roads..
An Austin special says thsfc-
there is some uncertainty about thet
reappointment of Capt McGoire-
superintendent of the State re-
formatory at Gatesville. Although
not an applicant for the position J.
R. Mobley superintendent of pub-
lic buildings and grounds is being-
strongly backed for the place.
Senator Sherman said he had not
completed the committee provided
for in Senator Wolcott's resolution
to investigate the practibility of ee -
curing an international agreement;-
on silver but that Senator Wolcotfc
Would be chairman of the committee-
It is understood that the election of
his colleagues on the committee will
practically be left to Mr. Wolcott-
at this tome of year catch
cold and suffer with conRi.
and sore throat. 11. F. V"
Zak Chicago UU writes: "It gives me a-
pleasure to notiiy you mat severa s caisanz.
for Lungs is an Excellent Medicine for Chil-
dren. We always keep it in the house."
A never failing and quick to act remedy
for Coughs Colds Hoarseneas Tickling; in
the Throat and all Lung Troubles is the al-"
Severn's Balsam for Lungs.
Price 25 axd 50 Cts.
Tho best Liniment for Cuts Bruises Burns f -
Neuralria Pains Swellings and rheumahsiro "
St. Oothard's Oil.
Price 60 Cents.
"W. F. Severn Cedar Katpp Iowa-
Wsffl plant seeds plant Sv
Taken ud bv Allan Grisham. one day
horse iG years old unbranded 14 12 hands
high appraised at S15.00. Ettrayed before
R. J. Moore justice of the peace prednctNo. '
1 Washington county.
Taken up by J. M. Williams one gray-
horse 11 years old 14 hands high branded
"O E" on right shoulder and "30" on- right-
side of neck appraised at Sio.oo Estrayeit
before Wrn. Wendt justice peace precinclf. fci
lU. U WEttUlKlV" uvuuij.
V. A. iBWABU
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