Brenham Weekly Banner. (Brenham, Tex.), Vol. 32, No. 101, Ed. 1, Thursday, June 17, 1897 Page: 6 of 10
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The Weekly Banner
JOHN G. ItAXKIX
Editor Publisher and Proprietor.
Brenham Tliursflay. June 17 1S97.
Hon. "Wm. Haywood has been
confirmed by the Senate as Con
sul General at Honolulu.
Texas this year has assurance
of an abundance of every good
thino- to live on and much to
Schlatter the creat divine
healer wandered off into the
mountains in Mexico and starved
John "Walters was killed at
Centerville Ohio on the 5th
inst. while dropping from his
balloon with a parachute.
Col. McLaurin the new sena-
tor from South Carolina has
qualified increasing the senate's
membership to eighty-nine.
The Detroit Tribune says the
country doesn't need a currency
commission half as much as the
various inhabitants need cur-
rency. The Christian Endeavor meet-
ing in San Francisco next month
is going to be a hummer and is
eoinc to tax the energies of the
local committeemen to see that
they are comfortably cared for.
The Sacramento (Cal.) Bee
makes the prediction that less
than four years hence the second
Declaration of Independence will
be written upon the ballots of a
free people opposite the name of
Williams Jennings Bryan. So
As an indication of the fact
that "prosperity has not return-1
ed" it is only necessary to call
attention to the fact that Nation
al banks are still closing their
doors and going out of business
in the Eastern and Western
Considerable opposition is be-
ing manifested to the proposed
amendments to the State Consti-
tution which are to be voted on
in August in various parts of
the State and the indications are
that the amendments will all be
Col. Uriah Lott the originator
and builder of the Aransas Pass
railway is now engaged in airing
his views concerning the feas-
ibility of constructing a road
from San Antonio to Galveston.
As yet however the scheme has
taken no-dennite shape.
The coinage of the United
States Mint at San Francisco in
May was 82515000 against S2-
266000 for the same month in
1896. The coinage last month
was as follows : Double Eagles
81680000 ; Half Eagles S35000 ;
Standard Dollars 8800000.
Efforts are being made to re-
organize 'the defunct populist
party in Texas and meetings
having that object in view have
been called in several counties in
that State. "What success they
will attain on their new anti-
fusion platform remains yet to be
Gov. Bushnell of Ohio
favors the enactment of a law
making the penalty for extreme
cases of criminal assault death
believing such punishment com-
mensurate with the crime; and
that its rigid enforcement would
speedily place a cneclc upon
lynchings such as occurred at
The cattlemen of Western Kan-
sas have found it necessary to
raise a fund and offer heavy re-
wards for the scalps of wolves
covotes. Hundreds of calves and
sheep have been killed by the
pests. A bounty of 812 grown
wolves So for whelps'and 81 for
covote scalps will be paid by the
association. Sportsmen are re-
quested to present the scalps and
the front foot of all animals and
an affidavit that the person claim-
ing the bounty was the actual
The Silver Republicans of Ohio
held a conference at Columbus
last week and adopted resolutions
denouncing the financial policy
of the government favoring the
free coinage of silver at 16 to 1
independent of other nations and
pledging to support the party
that will bring about favorable
legislation. This action is equiv
alent to a declaration to support
the Democratic State ticket and J.
R. McLean for the United States
Senate. A State Central Com-
mittee was selected and empow-
ered to nominate a State ticket if
silver is not properly recognized
by the other party platforms.
A MODERN DISEASE.
How this creneration strives
and toils that it may pile up
riches hoard gold and silver
says the Cleburne Enterprise.
Some desire to convert wealth in
to nnwer. while many others
simply lay by the clinking coin
that they may hear its jolly
jingle feel the pretty dollars
and watch the number grow day
by day. He who makes a god of
wealth is a beggarly slave held
in golden chain by avarice
locked by a silver bolt the
strength of which he cannot
overcome. In the narrow con-
fines of his glittering prison he
daily adds to the narrowness of
his lonely cell by increased
eagles. Money is a blessing if
used properly but how many
destroy their power to use it in
their greedy efforts to accumulate
it. It is by the heart we live.
One real friend is worth a moun-
tain of gold. In our avaricious
rush we are prone to neglect the
cultivation of friendship forget
the calls of charity and are deaf
to benevolent whisperings. Can
such a life promise anything of
sweetness at its close? It is all
very well in the heyday of youth
when the pulse beats full and
nature's soft caress rests upon
unfurrowed cheeks to pursue
the golden god of mammon if?
If the tender heart does not har
den if greed does not possess the
soul. . leavine marks upon the
face till when the eventide of
life comes when all the freshness
is gone from the cheeks and the
eyes are sunken and dim what
should be the sweetest part of
life is rendered hideous and re-
pulsive by the distorted miserly
soul beneath the decrepit sur-
face. Like a beautiful dream-
image the allurements of gold
draw us on and on. We promise
ourselves that tomorrow we will
rest and enioy the pleasures of
hoarded wealth. But tomorrow
never comes. After a while the
day comes when we must rest.
Worn out nature will no longer
respond to the calls of greed.
Then it is too late to pluck the
honey dew of sweetest sweets
Dried up are all the avenues of
earthly joys and locked are the
gateways of heaven. Nothing
remains but despair drawing us
day by day closer to the verge of
a cheerless tomb voiceless dark
and drear. Then let us beware.
Make money be our useful ser-
vant instead of yielding up our
souls to its slavish demands
while hope is young and faith a
fledgling easy to train. Habit
either becomes our guardian
angel protecting and defending
or a monster devouring our very
hearts blood. Form the correct
The following from the pen of
George D. Prentice is printed by
request: "It cannot be that
earth is man's only abiding place.
It cannot be that our life is a
bubble cast up by the ocean of
eternity to float a moment upon
its waves and sink into nothing-
ness. Else why is it the high
and glorious aspirations which
leap like angels from the temple
of our hearts are forever wander
ing unsatisfied !
Why is it that the rainbow and
cloud come over us with a beau
ty that is not on earth and then
pass off to leave us to muse on
their loveliness? Why is it that
the stars which 'hold their festi
val around the midnight throne'
and set above the grasp of our
limited faculties forever mocking
us with their unapproachable
And finally why is it that the
bright forms of human beauty
are presented to our view and
taken from us leaving the thous-
and streams of our affections to
flow back in an Alpine torrent
upon our hearts? We are born
for a higher destiny than that of
earth. There is a realm where
the rainbow never fades where
the stars will be spread out be-
fore us like the islands that slum-
ber on the ocean and where the
beautiful beings which pass be-
fore us like shadows will stay
forever in our presence."
The Philadelphia Record in
discussing: the Tillman resolution
incidentally remarks : "There is
no doubt that certain senators
stand suspected of improper
transactions and that the de-
mand of Senator Tillman for
searching investigation meets
with general popular assent."
PUT TEE BRAKE ON COMPETITION.
A very able.economist thus re-
fers to the necessity of putting a
brake on indiscriminate railway
competition: "We cannot close
our eyes to the fact that in spite
of all the clamor of the present
day for free and unrestricted
competition mere was never a
time when so much was done as
now in the way of curbing and
repressing its extravagancies.
Laws against industrial combina-
tions are passed only to be evad-
ed and forgotten. Agreements
upon prices upon business
methods upon the amount of
production upon territory of
sale are found in every industry.
They have increased with a na-
tural growthfollowing the neces-
sities of the age. The most
stringent agreements are found
in organizations of laboring men
who not only go to the full limits
of their legal rights but fre-
quently overstep them in their
efforts to exclude free and un-
restricted competition from their
Fire insurance could not be
carried on except by strict rules
against the cutting of premium
rates. Newspapers agree upon
their advertising rates and their
wages scale. Brokers fix their
commissions by agreement and
maintain them by concerted ac-
tion. The rules of the Board of
Trade are enforced with severity.
In every line of business methods
of this nature are adopted and
they are necessary in order to
maintain the advantages of com-
petition to the public as a whole
To seek to prevent them by law
is as futile as it was for King
Canute to legislate against the
tides. Unless undue and unrea-
sonaDie competition can in some
manner be kept in check the
weaker agencies will surely be
forced to leave the field to the
stronger or will be absorbed.
In a word the secondary result
of competition is monopoly. Ex-
cessive competition logically can
have no other end.
This is a federative age. Men
and women unite on every hand
for social political literary or
business purposes. To attempt
to put an end to the development!
ui mis pinujijjio in any given ui
recuon is iuuie. statute law is
not superior to the requirements
of social existence. Legislatures
often undertake to cure the evils
that result from gigantic con-
solidations by forbidding all co-
operation among competitors.
This is called putting the ax at
the root of the tree and the figure
is an apt one but we do not us-
ually cut down a fruitful tree in
order to eradicate a hornet's
nest. When the result of mo-
nopolistic tfcombination are in op-
position to the public weal a case
for judicial or legislative inter-
ference may rise : but a remedy
which seeks to forbid attempts at
co-operation which are designed
only to mitigate the natural re-
sults of excessive competition is
infinitely worse than the disease.
According to the Portland
Oregonian the laborer's road to
prosperity is not through opposi-
tion to machinery or through
blind hostility to capital; it lies
in the equipment of the com
ing generation so that its workers
may be able to control machinery
to their advantage and work out
tne problem of earning a liveh
hood all the more readily through
its assistance ; in teaching them
to make friends with capital
through the ability to serve its
interests intelligently while hon
estly and faithfully serving their
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makes glasswaiebrilliantly dean in warm water or cold. Delightful to 2
use for glass or silver tin or wood or paint. Saves your hands saves
your time your strength your temper. Sold every where. Made only by S
THE N. K. FAIRBANK COMPANY 8
Chicago St. Ixnlf SittrYork. Boston Philadelphia. X
flw l I never make efforts to induce people to visit' m
make ellorts 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 represented.
There is no caofi certain method of entertaining
the average people than fay spreading before them a
surprise in bargains in an elegant line of Dresc Goods
in all the JffjSW STYLES with trimmings to Match
and a large line of Men's Youth? sand Childretis1 Cloth"
ing"1 which all know are accustomed to get more than
good values. I never do that because it is absurd an
S untrue but I do sell mighty close to cost.
g ALEX SIMON
TOILET "ARTICLES ETC-
SOUTH SIDE PUBLIC SQUABI
A full 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 nicnt.
JUST EECEIVED ssr
A Fine Assortment o the Fipst Imitation Cat
Glass ever brought to the city. Also a Full Line of
Crockery Lamps Tinware
. . Cutlery Base Ball Goods Notions Groceries Etc. . .
Come around it is no trouble to show you our stock.
O. SCHA.WJB3 & SON.
B" "A'oh Sandy JSI-troot
M. A. HEALY.
The "middle-of-the-road" ad-
vocates of Populism announce
their intention of opposing the
measure of free coinage in 1900;
in which event they will get
"scooped" worse than they did
in 1896. Mark the prediction !
County Judge W. B. Robson
of LaGrange has been elected
Supreme Master Workman of the
Ancient Order of United "Work
man of the United States. Judge
Robson is an able lawyer ener
getic thorough-going and will
fill the position with honor to
himself and' credit to the order.
FARMING IMPLEMENTS BARB WIRE
Paints Varnish Window Glass Iron Pipe
POMPS STEA3I 1?1TTIXGS TIDUUlvK BELTING ETC.
TO THE TRADE.
I arn not seling
"Pay weddings" are not un
common in some of the rural dis
tricts of Germany. All the guests
pay a fixed sum for the enter-
tainment and the receipts are
used to furnish a home for the
The United States Senate in
passing the resolution recogniz-
ing the beligerent rights of the
Cubans reflected the sentiments
of the loving patriotic liberty-
loving people of free America in
no unmistakable manner.
Before the end of this year
every one of the 1GS towns in
Connecticut will be connected by
1 $0BILWl I f ytSra 0f W$&& i
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 now in store the most complete stock of NEW
FTJENTTURE ever brought to this market which I intend
to close out at HARD TIMES PRICES. Yonng coupler
will find it to their advantage to give me a call jaiore buy
lug their Furniture as I can and will savo thni money.
The Old Reliable !Errniture Dealer
Sandy Slreet - BRENHAH. lEXAS
LaGrange is to have a new
Burleson county farmers are
busily engaged in saving hay.
"Western capitalists talk of
establishing a bank at Beau-
mont. ' San Saba county has de-
clared for prohibition by a ma
jority of 68.
Farmers in some portions of
Bell county are replanting their
Three cases out of five of
scarlet fever a Celeste havo
Louis T. "Wortham is being:
groomed for lieutenant governor
by his friends.
The Santa Fe has reduced its
force in the shops and round-
house at Gainesville.
Alex Lewis the negro who
shot at Ed. Reeves in Caldwell a.
short time ago has been arrested
There were 24 convictions in.
the Cook county district court
just closed 18 of whom go to the
penitentiary for terms varying-
from two to fifty years.
A party of hunters from
Bryan and the country enjoyed
an old time wolf chase in the
eastern portion Of Brazos county
last Saturday. Five young-
wolves were captured and a fine
chase had after the old ones.
In the Bohemian settlement
near Smithville last Saturday
John Cubick while cleaning a-
gun supposed to be empty acci-
dentally shot and killed his 13-year-old
In the Travis county district
court last Saturday a verdict for
damages amounting to S1625 was
obtained by S. Goldstein against
the Austin Dam and Suburban
railway one of Whose trains re-
cently ran into plaintiff's buggy.
Oil was struck in the first
well bored by the Texas Petrol-
eum association the last cdmpany
to be organized at Corsicana. It
was reached at a depth of about
920 feet. This company will pro-
ceed to sink more wells and the
work will be pushed as fast as-
possible. Hillsboro is said to be an
applicant for the permanent
location of the Katy machine
Stockmen are taking advant-
age of vaccination to control the
black leg scourage among their
Over one hundred thousand
dollars will be distributed among-
Texas schoQl teachers this month.
At Luling the proposition :
increase the school tax was de-.
The flood sufferers at El Pa
have been amply provided for by
the State and federal govern-
Forty-four convictions were
obtained at the late session of the
Federal Court at Paris Texas.
Corsicana has eleven petro-
leum wellswithin her incorporate
limits and others are being sunk.
The fruit crop in Mills county
is reported as immense early
peaches being delicious and
A militarv eomnanv is short
ly to be organized at Cleburne in
be known as the Moss Rifles.
Coryell county sheep men
sold 40000 pounds of wool last
week at Gatesville at 10 cents
Scarlet fever has broken out
in the State Orphan Home at
Corsicana three cases having:
FOR TEN DOLLARS.
ire act INDEPENDENCE and GOOD HT-
COME eheap at S10 ?
"We will t.irt Tnii in T-rtm- mti ln. :.-.
with lieht and pleasant duties enabling you
.w-j-. wu lull's jium ui lauor ox uujct
Beautiful ani Fascinating
iusne:s and Largs ProSts.
THAT 13 WHAT WE 0FPS3 TOF.
Write tor psrticular? ladies and gentlemen-
JAHES L. ABHSTBQNG.
20 Barling Slip New York
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