Brenham Weekly Banner. (Brenham, Tex.), Vol. 32, No. 101, Ed. 1, Thursday, June 17, 1897 Page: 8 of 10
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Southern cotton mills are do-
ing a prosperous business.
- Cannel coal is now being ship-
ped from Kentucky to Italy.
Spain's most direct way out of
the Cuban trouble is to sell the
Island to the Cubans.
The sugar trust seems to have
effected a change of attorneys in
-the United States senate.
Toronto Canada realized
three thousand dollars as a result
of the first Sunday street car ser
vice in that city.
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TiiE Japanese are said to be
making efforts to colonize twelve
thousand of their countrymen in
Senator Morgan can rest as-
sured that his Cuban sentiments
are warmly endorsed by two-
thirds of the people of this coun-
Vtry. There is said to be upwards of
100000000 worth of railroad
and other bridge work projected
in the United States for the pre-
The Denison Gazetteer puts the
question thusly: "Shall there
be free books for the poor chil-
dren or Latin for a few otthe
New York bankers claim to
liave more idle money in their
-vaults at their disposal than they
have had for many years. Still
business is dull.
The Lockhart Register ven-
tures the assertion that six in-
telligent men could niaTce more
and better laws than the present
legislature will turn out.
ICk. - a & .
MarKjHanna's peace of mind
j.i. over theturh things . are taking
on-vjmu. -xus ueieasiora return
to the senate is considered
Bock Kilgore the great ob-
jector and kicker is said to be
badly needed just now in the Na-
tional House of representatives
as an offset to the arbitrary rul-
ings of Caesar Reed.
Tom Platt is reported as hav-
ing discovered considerable
difference between tariff steering
and bunco steering although in
the end it amounts to about the
John G. Carlisle ex-Secretary
of the treasury has opened
out a law office in New York
rwhere he will continue to look
after the interest of the trusts
and combines as heretofore.
The Boston Herald says:
"Those are glorious tidings from
Texas where they' have just be-
gun reaping the greatest grain
crop in the history of that great
state. Here is another substan-
tial indication of coming pros-
perity" 9 ' '
Tom Watson is after the scalp
of Chairman Butler of the
National Pop Committee and
declares that he will be satisfied
-with nothing less than his com-
plete overthrow. How nice it is
lor political brethren to dwell
togelher in peace !
Some idea of the magnitude of
the coal resources of Huerfano
ounty Colo. may be formed
when it is stated that there are
about 40000 acres and each acre
-contains 100000 tons or a total
of .4000000000 tons an amount
almost beyond comprehension.
Gov. Bushnell asserts his de-
termination to protect the mem-
bers of the National Guard who
fired on the mob atUrbana Ohio
while- they were attempting to
gain accessto the jail if it takes
very able bodied man in the
Stale to do it. .
Col. Grant of the Police
Board suggests the following as
an effective means of placing a
check onithe brutal and demor-
alizing practice of prize fighting
in New York city: My plan of
procedure would be to take every
legal vadvantage and hold re-
sponsible not only the principals
but the men who aided and
abetted such fights. The first
appearance of blood or vicious
hitting or the impending collapse
of one of the contestants would
be sufficient grounds for inter-
ference on the part of the police.
In a short time there would be no
money in the business and New
York would be free of prize
THE DEVIL IN POLITICS.
Somewhere up in Wisconsin an
intelligent citizen cynic humo-
rist or philosopher cast his vote
for the devil for assesor. The
devil had not been nominated by
a convention ; it was not known
that he was a candidate; yet he
received the full independent
vote of that-section and was de-
feated by a majority-of only 63
' We' have often heard of the
men who would vote for the
PWnpft of Darkness if he were
retrularlv nominated but here
is'" the first instance' of the devil
getting the mugwump vote says
the Chicago Times-Herald. The
Wisconsin voter may have
thought the devil ought to have
his due and that the assessment
nf ta-s-es was all he could ask. Or
he may have turned to the father
of lies as the only consistent
iudp-e of a tax schedule. He
may have regarded the devil as
a better choice than the other
candidate or he may have adopted
this means of pointing out to the
unregenerated the drift of
At any rate we are glad that
the devil was not elected. He
has some shred of reputation
Incensed with indignation Satan stood
Unterryfy'd and life a comet burned
That fires the length of Ophiuchua hujjo
In th' arctic sky.
He would not do in the tax
office. He would be abashed at
what he saw. He would lose his
good madners and courteous
speech. He would wonder why
No rather than bring the devil
into politics we should prefer to
let the politicians go to the devil.
The April number of the
Southern States Maerazine of
Baltimore contains an interest-
ing article from the pen of Dr.
Charles W. Dabney Jr. on the
relation of climate to crops his
text being illustrated by several
graphic charts of frost lines
mean temperatures rainfall
humidty and life zones. The de
ductions from the article are. that
the South owing to the existence
of all the important life zones in
broad belts running down the
east and up the west side of the
Alleghaneseis a country capable
of producing 'the greatest variety
of agricultural and horticultural
products all those in fact be-
longing to the temperate zone
reaching from apples to oranges
from barley to rice; The South-
ern farmer has from sixty to
ninety days more in each year in
which to work and during which
the sun is working for him than
his Northern countrymen. While
this is true the climate is of
great equalibrity not subject to
the extremes of either heat or
cold. Neither hot waves nor
blizzards occur so frequently in
the Southeastern States as they
do in other sections of our coun-
try. The rainfall moreover is
as abundant as in the most favor-
ed land on the globe and is well
distributed throughout the grow-
ing season giving sufficient
moisture to growing crops even
in the warmest months when
their demands are greatest.
General droughts are rare andi
hot winds are not known.
There may be volumes and vol-
umes written upon the subject of
"Etiquette of the Telephone"
but so far none of the rules have
found their way to this office.
Again it may be that there is no
standard established owinp- to
the newness of the telephone and
of its having brought into play
some faculties and situations
wholly dormant heretofore. But
that a book on the subject is
needed and that its study and
practice are real pressing needs
there can be no doubt.
Don't Ring up a person unless
you have something to communi-
cate. Especially avoid bother-
ing business men during working
Don't Start a conversation
without first announcing your
own name. Then ask for the
person you wish to talk to.
Don't By any means ring up
a person an officer or place and
when the "Hello" comes imper-
tinently ask "Who is that?" the
first dash out of the box.
Don't Use bad language nor
do your "war talk by wire.
Don't Call for clerks or other
employes during business hours
unless absolutely necessary
Then politely ask whoever an
swers your call to "Please allow
Mr. to come to the phone as
soon as he can be spared. Tell
him to ring up No. ."
Don t Do your
Don't Listen to what others are
talking about if by chance your
own phone is not "rung off."
Don't Insult your auditor by
breaking in on the conversation
with talking to some one else in
the room with you.'
Don't Think the 'phone is
made for your especial benefit.
and hold it by the hour
Don't Forget that business
men have 'phones for business
purposes not as social append
Don't Take advantage of the
'phone. Remember that no mat
ter how important a man's busi
ness may be he leaves it to an:
swer a phone call. Therefore
don't abuse him by pushing
involous attairs to his attention
Don't Worry your neighbor
who has a phone. In cases of
necessity or emergency always
request the use of a neighbor's
phone but if you have many calls
to make or answer don't make
your neighbors house a free tele-
phone exchange. Better get you
a 'phone of your own. Jt is espe-
cially inconvenient to any house-
keeper to have her home invaded
at all hours of the day and she
just cannot act as a messenger
boy to call in neighbors to an-
Don't -Forget that newspaper
offices have 'phonesythat are dif-
ferent from other 'phones. The
newspaper 'phone is exempt from
some of the above "Don'ts"
especially in that it is placed for
frequent use and for taking little
items that in other business
houses would be termed frivolous.
Always 'phone a newspaper any-
thing that interests you ; perhaps
it can be woven into an interest-
ing news item.
A Holyoke Mass. couple were
married lately after twenty-seven
years' courtship and in fitting
up their new home the bride de-
corated her sewing room in the
most unique fashion. Her hus-
band is a traveling man and
during thoir long engagement
had written her faithfully from
all quarters of our big continent.
She had treasured every envelope
which brought her his letters
and now they paper the walls of
the sewing room.
The Cowboy Rangers of Hous-
ton at a regular meeting last
Monday night passed a resolu-
tion recognizing the Cuubans as
behgerents and tendering them
their services in their efforts to
achieve their liberty and inde-
pendence. Bully for the Cowboy
Rangers ! Them's our sentiments
The provisional National' com-
mittee of silver republicans are
holding a meeting at Chicago
with delegates present from all
the States. It is believed that
this will prove to be one of the
most important political gather
ings of the year as it will have a
tendency to clinch and make
permanent the bolt of the silver
men fpm the republican party.
The granting of another six
months' resptie to Durantin Call
fornia who murdered two help
less woman is but another evi
dence of the often asserted fact
that "money is law" in some
portions of this country.. Had
Durant been a poor devil the
would been dead and forgotten
Referring to the proposed ef
fort to raise funds in the South
for the purpose or erecting: a
million dollar monument to the
memory of Jefferson Davis the
Colorado Citizen whose editor
was a gallant Confederate Sol-
dier very truthfully remarks:
"Jefferson Davis needs no monu
ment; ho occupies a. place in the
hearts of the southern people
"more enduring than brass more
lasting than marble."
Miss Caroline Dodge was re-
cently admitted to practice in the
federal court at Council Bluffs
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Do You I rade With Us?
If not Why Not? k
Be Sure and Catch on as -
We are in the race to a Finish . . . IKa
IT IS VERY ODD
That any one should puzzle his head over the ques-i
tion as to where DRY GOODS can be bought
best and cheapest. We think we have an established
reputation for selling Good Diy Goods. We know
we sell on CLOSE MARGINS.
We Don t all Eat -Pie but we all Do Use
THE ART OF LIVING
And living well is in judicious marketing. Where you buy is of:
as much importance as Avhat you buy and what you 'pay for it when
it comes to food. Tou want to know. the surroundings of the things
you are going o eat. Notice the cleanliness of our store. Every-
thing is fresh and appetizing an attractive. If you havent tried us
try us. The Prices Are Always Eight.
Yours for Business
I BROCKSCHMIDT &. HOHLT.
THE SAME MAN
Maybe made to look veiy; differently' if l"thel photographer
' knows how to produce the "deqephonlf l.;.-v:- '" '' .!
?HE SAME THINQ may be -said in many different ways if the' met-
express ourselves in a straightforward way and believe that
figures furnish the strongest; sort of argument;
Potted Ham at 5c a can v
Beveled Ham at 5c a can
Chile Con Carne 15c a can
Pork & Bans lOc'a Can
Salmon 10c a can.
Boneless Ham 10c a can.
Mustard Sardines 8c a can.
Pure Ground Pepper in
Soda Crackers at 5c per lb.
Ginger Snaps 10c a lb.
Fancy Cakes and Wafere
Corned Beef 12c a'can.
LUNCH HAM 20c a (Jan.-
YOUES FOE BUSINESS
$ X M
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BRENHAM GROCERY CO.
Twenty-one ears of corn
growing on a single stalk is a
pretty big average even for this
prolific region . That well-known
agriculturalist Mr. John Watson
of Rosedale brought in a stalk f
of this description Thursday
afternoon andf placed it on exhi-
bition 'longside the balance of
the Banner's list of curios.
Captain Harry Eldridge
came home Thursday from the
A. and M. college having grad-
uated with distinctive honors.
The members of his command
company "C" made him a pres-
ent of a beautiful gold watch as
a slight token of regard and
souvenir of appreciation for his
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High est ilarket Price Paicl for live Stock Grders for Sausage promptly filled.
f Ja ;
The Santa Fe railroad com
pany did a very generous thing.
for the Bell county hail sufterers
in hauling cotton seed from this
place and Galveston without
charge for freight.
The Epworth League held an
interesting meeting Thursday
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