Brenham Weekly Banner. (Brenham, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 45, Ed. 1, Thursday, October 14, 1897 Page: 6 of 10
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Saving purchased the Stock of C. B. CONS & CO. the Largest Manufactory of Men's and
Soy's Clothing in New York City which was retiring from business win enable us to give yoii
the Biggest Bargains you ever had offered you. Don't miss this chance as they are moving like
lot cakes at the prices we are offering them. Tbe Iqw prices in our DRESS GOODS DEPART-
MENT also SHOE DEPARTMENT will continue through this month. Watch for Opening im
' Our Millinery Department. The Largest Stock of CAPES AND JACKETS IN THE STATE.
'- BRENHAM TEXAS.
The Weekly Banner.
JOHN G. EAXK1N
Editor Publisher and Proprietor.
"Brenham Thursday. Oct. 141897.
In India therefore one hundred
-thousand boys and 627000 girls
under he age or fourteen who
are legally married.
The Jumber exports from the
"United States Tor the last year
-were 4weenty-four per cent
.greater than ior the previous
. The new standard postal card
will be a trifle smaller than the
card now in use so that it can
"be inclosed in business envelopes
of ordinary size.
The dairy business of Mfssonri
according to the agricultural de-
partments that state represents
&n investment of over 85000000
and an .annual output of $1000-
In Venice many ladies have
been seen shopping in bonnets
3nade of glass. The craze has
reached Paris and it is said that
.glass bonnets will soon be sold in
The Brownsville Herald says
ihe DeoDle of the Lower Rio
rande valley have waited long
-weary years for the coming of
the iron horBe and now that it
seems within xeach "they are im-
paiiant of any further delay than
5s absolutely unavoidable. They
will raise the required bonus as
-quickly as possible
TOE Cuero Star says:' " The
recent announcement that John
M. Logan of Smith county
Trould be a candidate for Comp
troller lias caused no surprise
' .among those who know the ap-
petite of the East Texas politi-
cian. Members of the "Tyler
gang" have been pretty steady
feeders at the pie counter for
years and a campaign without
one or more of them on the ticket
would be an anomaly. By all
means let Logan run and keep
up the record. The Star is fully
.aware of the good men East
Texas has produced but does not
believe the public service would
suffer by drawing on some other
.section for material occasionally."
INVITE MEN AND MONEY.
The cotton mill at Dallas is ar-
ranging to put on a night force
so that the mill may keep up with
orders for goods. All along for
some years the mill has been
prosperous. These facts moved
Hon. Barnett Gibbs to say at a
meeting of the Dallas commercial
club that "Dallas must have
something else besides Yankee
goods handled on a commission
to sell to the people of Texas
Mexico and the Indian nation."
The same is true of any Texas
city. Yankee goods are all
right; so are those who sell them.
Texas merchants get on very
well with the northern business
connections and will continue to
do so until they can do better for
themselves at home. No one
sees this any more clearly than
the northern merchant. Many
years will roll around before the
south will buy all its wants at
home or near home. The day
oi lactones ior Texas is coming
just as it is coming rapidly else-
where in the south and it is the
success'of those now in'operation
that furnishes the proof of this
inevitable condition. The fact
that a Dallas factory increases in
capacity by running night and
day is not sso important as a
standard argument in favor of
factories as the fact that the con-
cern has been prospering year
after year. Trade increases or
slacks up and pjans are made to
conform to the situation as it
arises. Just now the cotton mill
of Dallas the packeries of Dal-
las and Houston and cotton seed
muis an over tne state are over
taxed to supply orders. Here is
growth expansionthe proof of
urgent home demand and the
ability to supply some of thi3 de
mand. Ifome is supplied why
not all? Let capital at home take
note of this and keep northern
friends advised who could con-
tinue to build up their trade with
the south by transferring their
capital here. It is enterprise
and capital and business experi-
ence vthat we need and northern
money Yankee money if you
pleas? is as good as any; better
when it brings with it years of
knowledge and experience.
Anti-money rent" clubs are
being formed in several counties
in the State.
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Coleman's Rural World con-
tains this sensible bit of truism :
"No other calling in the world
can show so large a percentage
as farming of those who acquire
a modest competency own good
homes and have an assured living
whether times are good or bad.
The trouble with discontented
farmers is that they contrast
their condition with the wrong
classes with professional men
who have' spent more money on
education than would buy and
stock a good farm or with mer-
chants and manufacturers who
employ large capital and take
risks instead of with men who
begin life with little or no capi-
tal and must support their fami
lies by labor. Every township-
in our older states will show far-
mers who began life as farm
laborers and at 50 years of age
were owners of good farms with
comfortable and in many cases
elegant homes. Once a farm is
paid for and the iarmer has
learned to manage it his future
is more secure than any other
Here is an
from the New
Orleans Times-Democrat: "The
balance of trade in our favor still
continues favorable. If the ex-
cess of exports over imports for
the fiscal year ending June 30
was the greatest ever known the
returns for August beat any
month in our history The ex-
ports increased to S79000000 as
compared with $66000000 for
the previous August; and the
imports were small due to the
Dingley bill to some extent the
a oaiance in
favor that is an excess of exports
over imports of $40953000 as
against S19-132000 last year.
This result is due of course to
the heavy demand for our cereals
resulting from the shortness of
the European crop."
The El Paso Times says the
people of that city are united
f.liA hol!of fW flo vi :a f 1
v-..i ..u. hd ia7iu oiuum iil
progress now being- made bv this
.. ... .
city will continue to grow greater
m results and
oniokpr- in htp
quicker in pa.e
until El Paso becomes a city of
50000 or 100000 population and
that within a very few years.
result beimr a balance in tmv'T' E. ""?? """ uu.?f x """mates
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The Hill county fair was a
El Paso is said to be over-
run with tramps.
The Hallettsville Herald pre-
dicts an early and a severe win-
ter. Senator Milton Pressler us
slated as a prospective candidate
for attorney general.
W. C. Reager- an old Texas
Ranger and Mexican war veteran
died at Austin last week aged
The Gulf Colorado and Santa
Fe railway has delivered over
82000 bales of cotton at Galves-
ton so far this season.
San Antonio has shinned
her first car load of pecans of the
new crop. They are quoted at 3
and 1 4 cents a pound in that
The Lone Star liner1 Men-
emsha has just completed load-
ing 725 head of cattle bound for
Havana for the Spanish army.
Congressman Amos J. Cum-
mings as chairman of a recent
New York city democratic con-
vention in a speech used the
following strong and significant
language which contains a
world of solid wholesome truth:
" This is an age in which asso-
ciated wealth is marshaled or-
ganized and equipped for muni-
cipal State and national control.
Gradually and stealthily it has
taken possession of the citadel
.seized upon all its aDDroaches.
and now raises its brazen front
terrify all who venture to
S.u.f ton supremacy. Want
with greater want
finally death follow in its wake.'
Millions in a day made by a gov-
ernment pawnbroker is hailed as
a" great achievement while hon-
est wages are deplored as an in
tolerable burden upon the sav-
ings of the pawnbroker."
The atr n?th which comes to us (mm Mt-
irc nounsliice food is better than stimala-
tion 1 ecause it is new strenath.
. h?uh ?lc? belong to a strone
Doay weu rouri hrd by proper food (prop-
fri digested) i the only health that is
The dieerence between Shaker nieesuve
-rca. ana otner medicines is simply that it
h . t sfrenrth Ito' .
protet s to cure sickness except as that sick
ness u a result of weakness caused by food
not properly digested.
Sinker Digestive Cordial will relieve the
panrSot indigestion and make thin sick
weak people as h ell as if their slomach3 had
never been out of order.
It is a gentle aid to the digestion of na-
ture's strength-maker food.
At druggists. Trial bottle io cents.
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THE FEVER SITU.
Houston Navasota and San Antonio Have
Become Infected Places.
Yellow jack has in a single day
crossed Galveston bay followed
Buffalo Bayou to Houston and
from there jumped to the Alamo
city and doubled back on the re-
turn trip as far as Navasota.
There are several cases at Hous
ton and one death has occurred
at San Antonio.
The case at Navasota is that of
"Wm. Sayler who got sick while
attending the Galveston College
of medicine and was sent to the
city hospital. The lad didn't
like his surroundings and took
French leave on the first opportu-
nity and struck out for his home
in Navasota. He and two or
three companions were captured
just outside of Navasota by the
quarantine guards and placed in
a camp of detention. A gentle-
man who was here Tuesday from
"Washington says that eleven
physicians of Navasota includ
ing Dr. Ketohum admit that he
has a geiinine case of yellow
By orders v of Health Officer
Hynes Central trains from the
East are not allowed to stop in
"Washington county and the
passenger Tuesday morning went
tnrougn at the rate of fifteen
miles an hour. One copy of the
Houston Post was thrown off by
the news boy and there was a
scramble for the paper. Mr.
Thos. Dwyer read aloud to the
crowd and kept their curiosity
appeased to some extent. "When
the Santa Fe passenger arrived a
fresh supply of Posts were fur-
nished the news boys and they
rose to the occasion by raising
the price of the paper to 10 cents
the papers going off like hot
cakes at this figure.
The following official notice
was served by Health Physician
Hynes Tuesday afternoon on the
Santa Fe through Superinten-
dent J. "W. Dickinson and Gener-
al Manager L. J. Polk:
Brenham Texas Oct. 12.
No passenger trains will be al-
lowed to stop in "Washington
county except at Gay Hill and
Brenham for water and exchange
of mail. All coach doore must
be kept locked while passing
through the county. No passen
gers will be allowed to get off.
South bound freight trains will
be allowed to stop and discharge
and receive freight. No north
bound freight trains can stop ex-
cept for water and orders in
Brenham. No freight to be dis-
charged except cotton seed in
car load Jots and cotton fronr
T. O. Hynes
County Health Officer.
Dr. Hynes has also issued or-
ders forbidding passengers to
stop in "Washington county from
any direction. All dirt roads in
the eastern and southeaster part
of the county will be guarded. '
At a meeting of the board of
directors of the Brenham Oil and
Manufacturing company' held
Tues'day afternoon ihe yellow
fever situation was discussed and -it
was decided that conditions
were not grave enough to war-
rant any change in the business
and the superintendent was' di-
rected to continue buying seed
The Santa Fe has made further
reductions in its force at this
place by laying off the switch
crew and the night operator.
All 'passenger trains 'on -this
branch of the Central have been
abandoned and no trains will
run on the main line south of
Tuesday morning the McFad-
den agency at Houston telephon-
ed the Brenham agency to ''quit-
all business for tHe present ow-
ing to the quarantine and the-
inability of the railroads to move
A later report from Navasota-
in shape of an official message to
Dr. Hynes denies the report that
Sayler has the fever and states
that he has been quarantined- .
purely as a precautionary meas-
ure.. Market Beport.
Good Middling . .' v 5
Strict Middling & 1MB
strict Low Middling.... 5 5-itT-
Good; Ordinary . ... 1 5
Lard per. pound Sc
Bacon per pound I.. -6c
Batter per pound 15c-
Egijspcr dozen ... 10c
Corn per bushel 4oc-
New Potatoes per bushel .. 75c-
Turkeys .. 40-u)50c
Cotton seed per ton.......... $G-
Patent Flour per barrel 606
Half Patent Flour 5 60
"White Sugar per pound ' 6c
Coffee per pound i2(S)22Kc
Rice.... per pound ..... 6(j8cr
Salt per Sack 1 35
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