Brenham Weekly Banner. (Brenham, Tex.), Vol. 32, No. 101, Ed. 1, Thursday, June 17, 1897 Page: 7 of 10
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Entrancing moon light nights
The longest days of the year
occur this month.
Brenham wants and ought" by
all means to have a county fair
Large quantities of brick are
1eing shipped from Alabama to
In all Europe there are 6274
professors m the college and
Considerable interest is being
awakened in the city on the sub-
ject of a proper system of sewer-
age. Ed Peel colored was lamed
Tuesday afternoon at Lusk's
stable by a horse pawing one of
Crops destroyed by hail in
Burleson county are being re-
planted in cotton the farmers
hoping with late rains to yet raise
a -full crop.
An Arizona editor has been
found who is sincere and honest.
He hansrs this sien on his office
door: "Gone out to take a
drink. "Will be back to-morrow."
New York has been poking
some fun at Topeka's alleged 400
deserted wives. Careful in
quiry now shows that in New
York there are fully 15000 de
serted wives. -
A coarse grained Populist
legislator in Kansas has intro-
duced a bill which may possibly
pass aimed at the wearing of
corsets. It is believed however
that in sp"ite of this the corset
Two car loads of cotton seed
for the hail sufferers in Bell
county passed through "Wednes-
day via the Santa Fe. The seed
was shipped from Galveston it
being impossible for the Temple
mill to supply them in sufficient
quantity to meet; the demand.
In the second game of the
series between Brenham and
Calvert the score stood fifteen to
eight in favor of Brenham the
second triumph of the series.
The last game will be played this
afternoon and will doubtless re-
sult in three straights for the
The drummers are said to be
making- a strong kick against the
gate system recently adopted by
some of the railway lines of
the. State. As a class they are
chronic kickers any way always
demanding more consideration
and attention than they are justly
entitled to and the railways will
likely pay but little attention to
"their tale of woe."
At Burton "Wednesday even-
ing Mr. Ed Schatts and Miss
Emma Await were united in
marriage the ceremony taking
place at the Baptist church at
8:30 o'clock. The contracting
parties are both members of the
oldest and most highly respected
families of our sister city and
'lave numerous friends at this
place to join the Banner in -congratulations
and best wishes.
At last the McKinley adminis-
tration has come to the rescue in
tangible form with practical re
lief for the tax-burdened toilers
of thi3 great republic. The Ban-
web has received notice that a
rebait of thirty cents on the price
of it's post office key is on deposit
subject to order. This in ac-
cordance with an order from
postal headquarters reducing the
amount of the deposit necessary
to secure a key from fifty to
twenty cents. Small favors from
Uncle Sam are thankfully re-
ceived and big ones in proportion.
Another gay party of young
people spent Thursday evening at
"Watson's picnicing by the light
of the moon.
Recital Wednesday Night.
As a finale to a year of pro-
gressive and satisfactory work in
the study of music the pupils of
Mis3 Kate Estes' class gave a
recital at music hall Wednesday
night. The crowd in attendance
was a very complimentary one in
point of numbers as well as in
frequent manifestations of appre-
ciation of the twenty selections
which constituted the program.as
Valsa F- Chopin
Miss Finnic Thomas.
Fur Elise Beethoven
JIUs Jennie Tarrant.
Jlinuet . 1 . Schumann
Margherite's A altz J Ueinnow up. 09
Miss Doe RoaS.
Rondo (P.a no Duette) Lichner
Mises Kate Estes and Elsie Fisher.
Kondo F- Kuhlau
lliss Ne'iia Abbott.
La Styriecne F. Burgmuller Op. 100
Jliss Annie Hermann.
Trios Caprices Mendelssohn Op. iG
Miss Mamie Murphy.
Dancing Waves Gurlitt Sidus
Miss Bird.e Sallis.
Violin Solo Selected
Miss Sadie Harrison
"Whisperings of Love C Godard Op. 83
Miss Freda Bartens.
Loin De Bal E. Gillet
Miss Elsie Fisher and Sol Epstein.
Polish Dance 1 X. Scharwenka Op. 3
Album Leaf E. Grieg Op. 28
Miss Juha Eps'ein.
Spinning Wheel F. Spindler Op. 164
Miss Lucille Trrrant.
Dent De L'on A. Wimpfheimer
Master Sol Epstein.
Air De Ballet Louis Conrath
Miss Fannie Tnomas.
Vocal Solo Selected
Master Harry Clarke.
Second Mazurka B. Godard
Mis3 Mollio White Harrison.
Miss Elsie Fisher.
Scherzo J Diabelli
Miss Birdie Sallis.
Bohemian Girl (Piano Duett). Jean Paul
Misses Nella Abbott and Mamie Murphy.
A Cycle Track.
The Brenham Cycle club is
seeking an outlet to "Watson's
natatorium and propose if the
required funds can be raised to
construct a track from the city to
Stone a distance of two and one-
half miles. Mr. "Watson proposes
to meet the enterprise on halfway
ground by agreeing to do all the
work the cycle club to furnish
necessary lumber for flooring the
sand beds. It is estimated that
the required material will not cost
more than S100 and possibly con-
siderably less. "With the sand-
beds bridged and some grading
done on the hills the run to the
natorium could be made easily in
The grass is green the leaves
are out summer is here beyond
a doubt. The azure skies unmeas-
ured depths of blue appear the
blossoms and the birds are here
likewise the flies. The bees are
buzzing 'round thehivethe grow-
ing garden seems alivd with bud-
ding germs. The apple trees are
just a sight of ripening fruit and
canker worms. The pansy beds
are bright with bloom the lilacs
with their sweet perfume the
senses woo. A sense -of joy you
being floods ; the rose bushes are
full of buds and rose bugs too.
Beat by a PJow Horse.
One of the races at Shelby last
Monday resulted in a great sur-
prise to most of the sporting
fraternity. In a .three hundred
yard race a mare belonging to
Mr. Franke of Industry came out
six feet ahead of a thoroughbred
horse from Dallas. Odds of five
to one were bet on the horse and
at least S1000 is said to have
changed hands on the result of
the race. The winning mare has
always" been regarded as a scrub
and is used by her owner as an
ordinary plow and wagon ani-
mal. The race will be run over
again on the 17th of July.
A fire alarm from Mr. E. C.
Abbott's place corner Sandy and
Clinton streets was turned in
Tuesday afternoon. The fire
located in the stables was extin-
guished before the arrival of the
fire company. It is believed to
have resulted from some care-
less cigarette smoker dropping a
lighted stub in some loose hay
near tbe barn. No damage resulted.
THE SEWERAGE QUESTION.
VIEWS OF THE HEAVIEST TAXPAY-
ERS ON THE SUBJECT.
Nearly all Citizens Favor the Project
Subject to Certain Conditions
Supply of Water one Im-
tion. The question of a system of
sewerage for Brenham which
has been discussed in a desultory
manner for some time is attract-
ing a great deal of interest at
present. While not by any means
the all absorbing topic of con
versation it is being freely dis-
cussed and favorably considered.
All admit the crying need of such
an enterprise and many favor
immediate action by the city to
Several things are to be con-
sidered in connection with the
subject. First and foremost the
increase of the city's bonded in;
debtedness and the consequent
advance in the rate of municipal
taxes. The question of next
greatest import is the extra water
supply that will be required it
being estimated that the present
capacity of the water works will
have to be approximately
Ten thousand dollars it is be-
lieved will be amply sufficient
with which to begin the under-
taking and twenty thousand
dollars is estimated as the
maximtaj cost of the enterprise.
This sum at an off hand estimate
will give1 the city two miles of
main conduits and about six miles
of smaller piping.
At present taQ city can issue
about S10000 of S12000 addi-
tional bonds. "With the increase
in taxable values which it is be-
lieved 'this year's assessments
will bring the bonded indebted-
ness of the city it is thought can
be increased to an amount suffi-
cient for sewerage purposes.
Estimating the assessed valua-
tion of the city at S2000000 the
increase in taxation Necessary to
provide interest and sinking fund
for 820000 worth of bonds would
be 8 cents on the S100 or one-
twelfth of one per cent.
The advantages of convenience
and the benefits to health accrue-
ing from a better system of
sanitation are so thoroughly un-
derstood that a reference to them
could not be considered as other
The following opinions of rep-
resentative tax payers will give
a fair idea of how the city stands
on the question :
F. "W. Schuerenberg : I am in
favor of everything that promises
additional conveniences comforts
and health and am more than
willing to be taxed for sewerage
R. A. Schuerenberg : I agree
with Brother Bill. The only dif
ficulty that I see in the matter is
in procuring the necessary water
Wm. Lusk: lam heartily in
accord with the movement and
think the city needs nothing
worse than sewerage.
"Wm. "Wehmeyer: I am in favor
R. E. Pennington city attor
ney: Brenham needs sewerage
worse than anything else at pres-
ent. I favored a system of sew-
erage at the time the city bought
the water works and am still of
the same opinion.
A. M. Krug: Am in favor of it.
Alex Simon : I have spent S150
on a private sewer and am wil-
ling to spend as much more for
"W. E. Dwyer: I am in favor of
anything that will make the city
cleanlier and prettier.
W. J. Graber: Sewerage can
be secured none too quick to suit
D. C. Giddings Jr. : The lack
of water is an important consid-
eration which can be overcome
in my opinion by boring a smal-
ler well in the center of the one
now in use at the water works.
This was done some time ago at
the oil mill and an inexhaustible
supply of water obtained. An
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DOLLAR ""'ill take more Gioceries and
Better Groceries from our store than from any
other store in town. If you have a choice as to
quality a desire to save you will u:rely trde
ivitli us. If you don't care what you get or what
you pay we don't expect to see you; but if you
are a prudent and careful housekeeper who wants
the Choicest Teas Coffees spices ur other Grocer-
ies at the lowest prices you will certainly deal
with tis. Call around and see how much better
' 3 on can do.
Rlowakowsky & Co.
5$0O Qtffl0K!0Kw.'w0(0O0K 9090Q
I F. W. SCHUERENBERG
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l'The Leading Dealer in Buggies .Carts Hacks Wagons and
West Sandy Street Brenham Texas.
Give us a call when you need anything in our line
can and will save you money.
individual enterprise wculd be
the best at present but in case
this can't be secured I favor the
city issuing the necessary bonds
provided it is in position to do so.
M. A. Healy : I think a system
of sewerage ought to be secured
provided the increase in taxation
does not amount to more than 7
cents on the S100 over the pres-
ent rate and provided the city is
in condition to assume such in-
debtedness. I. P. Simmons: Am heartily
in favor of sewerage and have
no choice of methods for securing
it. Any way to get it.
J. G. Sloan: There is no pub-
lic improvement so badly needed
as -a system of sewerage. I am
heartily in favorjof it.
The above are only a few of the
large number of citizens who ex-
pressed themselves as heartily in
favor of sewerage for Brenham.
Staple Drugs Fins Chemicals Patent Medicines. Combs-
Hair. Nail aud Tooth Brushes in Endless Variety
Physicians prescriptions always receive prompt attention and will be filled with the"
unnost care at any time day or night. In medicines quality is of the first important the
best is the cheapest
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Our Ken and Cabinet ICottled Beer Is. Unsurpassed.
Wo are also agents for the Stan Jard Sewing Machine the bet id
the market. For buying good Dry Goods and Groceries cheap call onua
and save money.-
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