Brenham Weekly Banner. (Brenham, Tex.), Vol. 32, No. 101, Ed. 1, Thursday, June 17, 1897 Page: 5 of 10
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Considerable sickness of a
mild form prevails at present.
Born Monday morning to Mr.
.and Mrs. Albert Cohn a fine
The water melon supply is
Tapidly getting on a parity -with
L. J. Lockett undertaker
received a magnificient new
iearse Monday morning.
A fine boy has taken up per-
manent residence at the home cf
Mr. and Mrs. Sol "Williams.
TsTed Taylor an aged colored
man died Sunday afternoon on
Mr. John Rial's place six miles
east of the city.
An invitation has been extend-
ed Mr. C. H. Letzerich of this
city to deliver an address at
Lyons July 3rd.
Henry Hohlt the sixteen-year-old
son of Mr. Henry Hohlt Sr.
died Monday morning at his
father's residence near Kenney.
In making along dive at Daw
son's natatorium Saturday Ed
Beauchamp received a severe
"bruise in the face by encounter-
ing a snag.
Some people sneer at the theo-
ry of a language among the low
er animals but there is no doubt
that snakes frequently get off a
Tattling good tail.
The persistency with which
offices are being hunted at pres-
ent indicates the necessity of
placing them under the protection
of the game laws.
George "Washington is no lon-
ger the standard of veracity.
The personificatibn of truthful
ness nowis the man who hasn't
seen an air snip this spring.
Among the real estate transfers
ibis week is the purchase of Mr.
J. E. Harmon's "West Main street
residence )y Mr. J. B. Williams.
The consideration was 1750.
Local dealers should bear in
mind tb.9 fact that it is now a
finable offense under the new law
to either sell or give away any
deadly weapon to a minor.
On Sunday June 13th Mr.
"Wilhugh "Wilkins attained his
majority and is now clothed with
the dignity of suffrage. Here's
to his good health and longevity.
The' patriots who "stood by
President McKinley last fall are
giving the world a beautiful ex-
ample of the virtue of consist-
ency. They are standing by
iim yet as close as they can
The baccalaureate sermon
' -which Rev. G. W. Reeves de
livered at the Grand opera house
Sunday morning has been ex-
tensively complimented. The
singing by the different church
choires was a pleasing feature of
At Taylor Sunday afternoon
Prof. Harrison Skaggs of this
city and Miss Eva Walton were
united in marriage. They are at
present domiciled at the Ex-
change hotel receiving congratu-
lations from the many Brenham
friends of the professor with
-whom the Banner joins.
The chief peace officer of Bur-
leson county Sheriff C. W. Cur-
ry was in the city Monday look-
ing for a crippled negro driving
a one-eyed grey horse hitched to
a red bodied buggy and followed
ly a yellow dog. The negro
purloined the outfit from a gen-
tleman at Clay Station.
Those popular hardwaremen
Reichardt & Seelhorst are adver-
tising 20 per cent discount on re-
frigerators and gasoline stoves
this week only. They also have
a word to say about fruit jars
"being cheaper than ever before.
These goods aro all seasonable
and the prices are way down.
New crop Irish potatoes are
selling at thirty cents a bushel
on the local market. . 1
Channins Debutantes the Guests of the
Athletic Club Monday Evening.
The young ladies who made
their exit from the environments
of school life and received their
diplomas Friday evening are in
search of other worlds to conquer
and are ready to exclaim veni
vidi vici. Their exit from school-
room to ballroom was made Mon
day evening at a ball given in
their honor by the Athletic club.
From busy delvers after the
treasures contained in the store
house of knowledge they have
been metamorphosed into gilded
social butterflies and a contest of
books has been substituted by a
conquest of looks. In the latter
they bid fair to eclipse the bril-
liant records made in the former.
Their debut was certainly as
brilliant as lovely music dainty
gowns rare jewels and sparkling
conversation which serve to en-
hance the beauty of fair woman-
hood could make it. It was here
that the loveliness of each partic-
ular debutante was brought ouj
to perfection and to the admira-
tion of the observing assembly
that thronged the ball room.
Among the very large number
who attended in honor of the
class of '97 the following couples
were noted and they represent
about half the attendance. The
first seven young ladies on the
list are the graduates :
Miss Edna Rouse and William
Miss Lelia Robbins and Seth
Miss Mollie White Harrison
and John M. Felder.
Miss Toole'jj Williamson and
Henry A. Luhn.
Miss Ada Becker and Max
Miss Bessie Thornhill
Miss Hattie Tiemann and
Miss Bell Edney and Joe S.
Miss Lula Thornhill and W.
A. Wood Jr.
Miss Ella Patterson and Ben H.
Miss Hettie Harrison and
Judge E. P. Curry.
Miss Mabel Harrison ana Dr.
Miss Eleanor Garrett and John
Miss Bertha Becker and S. C.
Miss Stella Connell 'and Dea
Miss Jennie Herbert andThosj
Miss Hester Abbott and Hugh
Miss Hettie Willims and Dan C.
Miss Bershie Wilkins and Chas.
H. Carlisle Jr.
Miss Hettie Wilkins and Ed
Miss Emma Hoffmann and
Robert A. Harrison.
Miss Lillian Hoffmann and
Cal. G. Botts.
Miss Lelia Clay and Wilbur H.
Miss Nannie Botts and Chas.
Miss Grace Gardner and
Livingston G. Bassett.
Miss Ruby . Gardner- and
Charles B. Felder.
Miss Julia Epstein and Harry
Miss Creekmoro and Robert
Miss Cordie Collins and Will
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Buster.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Zander
Dr. and Mrs. Ed Becker.
DOSE IT PAY ?
A Banner representative hap
pened in at the Lion Drug Store
Monday afternoon accepted an
invitation to have a cigar extend
ed by Dr. W. H. Orr senior
member of the firm and listened
to that affable gentleman descant
on the business outlook "bee
this?" he said holding up a drug
invoice which covered eight
pages of closely written number
two bill heads. "This little order
nounting to something like
S500 was secured throuch our
advertisement in the Banner
and is not the only one by any
means. I have the statement of
the customer who ordered the
goods that his first inclination to
give us a trial order came through
that advertisement. We want to
extend congratulations to the
Banner for its value as an ad-
BLUfN MEMORIAL COLLEGE.
Commencement Exercises Tuesday Night.
Schiller Society Program.
The annual conmencement ex-
ercises of Blinn Memorial College
began Saturday at 8 p. m. with a
sermon by Rev. Gustav Sclulze.
The Sunday services consisted of
a sermon in the forenoon by Rev.
Henry Dietz a lecture at 3 p. m.
by Rev. Bruno Boezinger and a
sermon at night by Rev. J. C.
Monday morning was devoted
to examinations'. In the evening
the Schiller society gave an open
air entertainment to a large au
dience at which the following
program was rendered :
College Glee Club.
Salutatory "Der Werth der Zeit"
E. F. Schuessler
Violin Solo "La Forge" Jungmann
W. O. Moers.
Dialogue "Der Bauer und der Student"
C. Augustat L. C. Neutzler and R. Senkej
Piano Duett Triumphal March' Biermanu
Misses Minnie Moers and Bertha Ott.
Essay "Every Man Has His Place"
G. V. Hopp
Piano Duett "Wyraan Institute March"
Misses Frida and Texanna Miller.
Declamation "Die Buergsclialt" Wm.
Piano Solo "Home Sweet Home" Green
Dialogue "Tho Boaster Rebuked" G. W.
Draeger E. Keichardt E. Clark W.
Kaepsel and W. O. Moers.
Piano Duett "March des Pompiers''
Misses Ella Urbantko and Lulu Korff.
Valedictory "Possibility" Louis Hoting.
Song "Der Yaeger'Abschied" Mendelssohn
College Glee Club.
There are nine graduates from
the college this year namely:
H. G. Broesche Herman
Weeren Burton; W. C. Guggolz
Gatesville; C. H. Leifeste Lizzie
Ott Hedwig's Hill; Annie Hau-
belt Laura Korff Brenham ; Wm.
Schulz Addicks; Paul Wilhelm
DEATH OF DAVID A. F0RLINE.
David A. Forline sixty-three
years old traveling salesman for
the Henderson Woolen Mills of
St. Louis died Sunday night at
the Exchange hotel from paralysis
of the solar plexis. Mr. Forline
purchased a ticket to Caldwell
Sunday morning. By mistake
he boarded the Central instead of
the Santa Fe passenger and did
not discover the error until he
had been carried about half a
mile from town. There is only
a quarter of an hour's difference
in the leaving time of the noon
trains and in endeavoring to get
back to the station in time for the
north-bound Santa Fe Mr. For-
line became overheated and be-
ing very thirsty.drank a quantity
of ice water. On his way back
to the hotel having missed the
train he became very sick and
was compelled to stop at Lusk's
stable and request that a physi-
cian be summoned. Dr. Wil-
liamson came and administered
an opiate and had the sick man
carried to the Exchange Hotel.
Inspite of the utmost skill of the
physician -he grew steadily worse
dying a little after nine o'clock
Sunday night. His brother Dr.
H. H. Forline of Houston was
notified by wire and came up on
the midnight Santa Fe but too
late to see his brother alive. The
dead man was well-known
throughout this portion of the
State where he has traveled for
many years. His family con-
sisting of wife son- and daughter
reside in St. Louis and were
notified of the sad occurrence.
He had been subject to heart
failure for several years.
The remains were embalmed
by Undertaker Lusk and shipped
to St. Louis Monday night.
The people of Bastrop can
give the average town cards and
spades and beat them all hol-
low in knowing how to treat their
newspaper men. Editor Cain of
the Advertiser acknowledges
receipt of several fine melons a
case of soda water two bottles of
fine wine and cakes galore in his
last issue. The art preservative
musT be strewn with flowers in
Lightning struck a residence
at Giddings Monday completely
wrecking the flue and badly
frightening the occupants but
doing no damages of any consequence.
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else has failed.
THE FEE BILL.
Washington County Officials Threaten to
Revolt at Some of its Provisions.
"This office for sale" may yet
be a familiar sign over the
different official apartments of
Texas court houses. At least a
conclusion of this kind might be
easily deduced from the con-
sternation depicted in the count-
enances of the court house gang
since the passage of the fee bill
by the Austin Solons. A visitor
to the temple of justice Tuesday
the reporter was struck by the
looks of keen disappointment that
everywhere confronted him. Re-
marks such as "starting a goose
ranch going back to agricul-
tural pursuits selling out to the
hie-hest bidder. aDDlvme for a
book-keepership in a Chinese
laundry" and so on were heard
on every side.
The new law which takes effect
December first scales fees in
criminal case3 twenty per cent
and in civil cases from twenty to
fifty per cent. A salary limit
not to exceed S2500 in any case
plus one-fourth of the excess
the surplus to go into the county
treasury. It bears heaviest on
district and county clerks and
lightest upon assessors and
collectors. Sheriffs are exempted
from the salary limitations but
are required to keep a record of
The legislature evidently
knows nothing of the thorny path
our local politicians have to
would have been exampted fromjof a runaway which came near
the provisions of the hill.
Recently several horses be-
longing to a Polish farmer near
Chappell Hill were attacked with
what was believed to be glanders.
A committee was appointed to
investigate the matter. They de
cided that the disease was glan-
ders and ordered the stock con-
demned. Judge E. P. Curry and Mr. J.
B. Kemp in connection with the
committee re-examined the horses
Tuesday morning and decided
that the first report was erron-
eous. The Central will run an excur-
sion to Houston and Galveston
1 CLEAN BLOOD
is the essential principle of
Healtn. "VvTiai affictedwitn
g Eruptions White Swellings Loss
of Energy Weakness Catarrh
your Blood is impure and you
1 Severa's Blood Purifier.
The best and most effective
d Blood purifying medicine.
FOR SALE AT
A7- F. SEVERA. Cedar Rapids Iowa.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Following is a list of real es-
tate transfers recorded by the
county clerk for the week end
ing June loth 1897:
Julia Minkwitz ot al to Lucie
Seelhorst interest m lands m
Washington county and lots in
Lucie Seelhorst and husband to
Julia Minkwitz et al interest in
lands in Washington county and
lots in Brenham Partition
Emily Jannet and husband to
Julia Minkwitz et al interest in
lands in Washington county and
lots in Brenham.' Partition
August Brockschmidt et al to H.
F. Hohlt; interest in two lots in
Brenham; other consideration and $ I oo
H. F. Hohlt and wife to August
Brockschmidt etal interest in two
lots in Brenham; other consider-
ation and - S00 co
August Brockschmidt to Mrs. Alvina
Brockschmidt interest in two lots
in Brenham; other consideration
and 767 oo
L.&H. Blum by assignee to J. P.
Buchanan interest in 446 acres
Joseph Davis league; other consid-
eration and 1 00
S. Bowers to E. Eckert 126 acres
) H F. Armstrong 1-4 league ....3148 00
John E. Williams to Paul Bledsoe
one lot in Brenham 45o 00
Thos. H. Lipscomb and wife to
Booker & Bryan 25 acres Mound
Perry league 662 Oo
Following is the list of mar-
riage licenses issued from the
County Clerk's office for the week
ending June 15 1897 :
Ed Schatz to Emma Await.
Henry Harris to Eliza Cooper.
E. C. Buster to Eva Shelby.
Hurt in a Runaway.
While on their way home from
Brenham Tuesday afternoon Mr.
and Mrs. Fritz Schroeder. who
. R . th ti
being attended with serious re
suits. The team took fright at
an unknown object just after
passing the old Rippetoe place.
In jumping from the flying ve-
hicle Mrs. Schroeder fell to the
ground sustaining a severe
sprain in her right arm. Shortly
after Mr Schroeder succeeded in
bringing the frightened horses to
a stsandstill one of them dropped
dead from over exertion.
Brenham triumphed over
Groesbeeck in Monday's game
by a score of 17 to 7. Weaver
and LaCourage pitched and
Stevens caught for the home
i for all pains
Rheumatic or Neuralgic
bwelungs v-ramps .Lum-
bago use ...
St. Gothard's 031 8
the BEST Of all LINIMENTS.
CURES QUICK and PERMANENT o
Cartmell Lodge and the Rebekah Odd
Fellows Strew With Flowers the
Graves of Departed Brothers.
Sunday June 13th was the
day set apart and observed by
the local Odd Fellows for de-
corating the graves of their de-
parted brothers who sleep in the
quiet city of the dead. No
prettier ceremony graces the
customs of modern times than
the carrying once a year of
beautiful spring jewels and piling
them in rich profusion upon the
tenantless home of all that was
earthly of loved comrades and
brothers and the paying not on-
ly of floral tribute but the hom-
age of tender memories that are
rehearsed on such occasions.
The Ceremonies Sunday after-
noon were more noticeable for
the sincerity and veneration that
characterized the occasion than
for the ostentation that occasion-
ally destroys to a greater or less
extent the beauty and solemnity
of memorial days. The services
began with the Rebekahs render-
ing their opening ode followed'
by scripture reading and prayer
by Prof. Taylor. The members
of Cartmell Lodge then sang
their opening ode. Mr. J. P.
Buchanan delivered a short and
timely address. Prof. Taylor
followed with some pretty
thoughts on the day and oc-
casion. The ceremony of de-
corating the graves occupied the
balance of the afternoon some
thirty-five graves being beauti-
fied with many lovely and fra
Death of Mrs. I. D. McFarland.
A telegram received Monday
afternoon by Mr. .Julian McFar
land brought the sad intelligence
of the death of his mother Mre.
I. D. McFarland at Rockport.
Mr. McFarland visited his mother
last week and was in a measure
prepared for the sad announce
ment of her death which had
been expected for several days.
Mrs. McFarland was born in
Middle Tennes3eein 1813 and
came to Washington county in
1846 where she resided contin-
ually until moving to Rockport
about ten years ago. Her hus-
band Judge I. D. McFarland
whom she married before moving
to Texas survives her. The
other immediate members of the
bereaved family are her three
sons Mr. Julian McFarland of
this city and Messrs. Robert and
Bates McFarland tho former of
Los Angeles Cal. and the latter
The funeral will occur at Reek-
Mrs. L. F. Harris has gone to
Memphis Tenn. to wait on her
daughter Mrs. W. W.Petty who
is dangerously ill at that place.
Mrs. Wessinger whose health
has been bad for some time past
has been taken to .Sealy hospital
at Galveston to have a surgical
Crop prospects are brilliant.
Late corn needs rain.
Stock water is beginning to be-
The German Baptist church
has been raised and put upon
brick pillars which adds greatly
to the looks of the building.
Mr. Albert Klump has moved
from Brenham to. this place
which will be his future home.
Mr. S. G. Brandes has had a
new well bored at bis gin with anl
abundance of good water.
The Good Roads Leagcev
The work of puttijig the road
between this plaoe and Stone in
first class condition has been un-
dertaken in earnest and will be-
pushed to completion. The Bren-
ham Cycle club has made an as-
sessment of S1.00 to each member'
for the purpose of employing
hands. Messrs. W. A. Wood and
Wm. Lusk are circulating a sub-r
scription for the benefit pi the
enterprise. The county has
agreed to furnish plows scapers
etc. and farmers living along
the road will donate teams. Work
is to commence Thursday.' There
are four sand beds one of con-
siderable length that are to be
claved from dirt brought from
o i the surrounding hills.
Give us a chance to' figure ort
job printing. We are confident
we can please you both in prices
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