Brenham Weekly Banner. (Brenham, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 45, Ed. 1, Thursday, October 14, 1897 Page: 8 of 10
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The Weekly Banner.
JOHN G. SANEI1I Editor asd Proprietor.
Brenliam Thursday Oc- 14 1S97
Philadelphia has a greater
mileage of electric railways than
the -whole of Germany.
Near Vanceburg Ky. is an
apple tree that has been bearing
fruit for ninety years.
General Boynton announces
that Illinois will erect two more
handsome monuments on the
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The American National bank
has absorbed the National Live
Stock bank at Fort Worth.
It is said a cracker or biscuit
trust has been formed at Chicago
with a capital of S30000000.
It is estimated that greater
quantities of gold and silver have
been sunk in the sea than are
now in circulation on earth.
It will be a battle of the giants
in Ohio but the voters have two
big hogsheads to draw from and
will feel gleeful as long as it lasts.
Judge Slack has decided the
August Craven case San Fran-
cisco in favor of "the plaintiffs
the heirs of the late Senator Fair.
A contemporary speaking of
sub-marine torpede boats says
"Future naval engagements may
be beneath the surface of the
Germany imported cotton last
year to the value of 217000
marks. The total value of the
wool imports reached 286000
.Me. Bryan says if the Repub-
licans want to claim the glory for
the rise in wheat they must as-
sume the responsibility for the
fall in corn.
The State University has over
200 students in attendance! ' It
promises to furnish the men who
will control the future destenies
There seems to be as much ex-
citement over Bryan's speeches
now as at any time heretofore.
He is certainly one man in the
hearts of the people.
The duke and duchess of Marl-
borough have been blessed with
a son thus providing further
ways and means for the distribu-
tion of Vanderbilt dollars.
Convict labor in building
Toads and government aid were
discussed at the sessions of the
national roads parliament at
Attorney General McKenna
has decided that the secretary of
war can not change the plans in
regard to San Pedro harbor as
set forth in the appropriation
A Dakota man has after. 20
years' efforts succeeded in col-
lecting S75 from the government
for supplies furnished Custer's
army on its way to the Little Big
The longest continued catalep-
tic Bleep known to science was
reported from Germany in 1892
the patient having remained ab-
solutely unconscious for four and
a half months.
A writer in a southern maga-
zine claims that the proper utili-
zation of cotton seed would
double its present value making
its annual yield not less than
S100000000. Scarcely a year
goes by in which some import-
ant new product is not obtained
from cotton seed.
ALWAYS THE SAME.
The reason assigned by Mr.
Dingley for omitting the stamp
tax on stock and bond transfers
from the new tariff is that "the
sales on Wall street could not be
followed. No record is kept. The
machinery of collection would be
too complex." This statement
has a familiar sound. Whenever
an attempt is made to compel
those who receive the largest
government protection to pay a
fair share of the public burden
we are told that the tax is im-
practicable. When the income
tax as just a measure of taxa-
tion as was ever devised was
suggested it was attacked as in
quisitorial as complex-as diffi
cult of collection and when none
of these arguments prevailed
with congress it was declared
unconstitutional by a decision
the circumstances of which have
done more than any decision in
the court's history to lower due
respect for the supreme court.
t seems that there is nothing
impracticable or complex or in-
quisitorial or unconstitutional
in making the people pay taxes
on everything they eatdrink and
wear from the clothes oi: the
infant in the cradle to the shroud
on the man in his coffin. It is not
until the tax collector draws near
the horde of a millionaire that
his path is seriously impeded
After the votes were counted
in the late election many people
were surprised at the magnitude
of the Bryan vote as they did
not believe that the "heresy of
free silver" was accepted by so
Whether or not they accepted
the doctrine or not their votes
were a protest from those who
have become weary of the domi-
nance of mere money in our gov-
ernment and of the subserviencv
of thefgovernment to the forces
that are on the side of aggre-
Has the present congress done
anything in response to the pro
test? Has it done anything to
stop the growth of the sentiment
represented by the free silver
That the sugar trust is to make
S16000000 immediately and S22 -000000
annually out of the new
tariff does not indicate it; that
the stock of that trust and of the
lead trust and of other trusts
leaped up many millions in value
as soon as it became certain the
new tariff was to become a law
does not indicate it; that taxa
tion has been increased on many
of the necessities of life for the
benefit of the few who have
gained the ear of Mr. Dingley
ana nis colleagues does not in
dicate it. It is difficult to under
stand the mental processes of
anyone really thinking that this
kind of legislation is likely to
weaken the movement we hear
so much berated. The stamp
tax cut of the tariff bill is a small
thing in itself perhaps the tax
was not the best one that could
be 'selected; but at least it was
one that did not bear upon the
consuming masses and for this
reason its elimination at the last
moment is significant. Weather-
the old democratic ship.
Congressman Tracy of Arkan-
sas used the following beautiful
words in closing his speech on
tarm: "iou may legislate in
the interest of the great and
powerful but democracy was not
born in the palaces of the rich
but out among the plain people
in the ranks and dwellings of
those who toil for their daily liv-
ing under the grand old forest
trees upon the glorious heather
beneath the grand canopy of the
stars upon the hills of the morn-
ing that rang with the songs of
freedom at the birth of this Re-
public Democracy was born.
"It has always been the party
of the people and has won its
grandest victories in the champ-
ionship of their cause. It has al
ways been the defender of the
principles and traditions of free
government as delivered to us by
the fathers of the Republic. Out
of the very twilight and dawn of
our national existence it came
the guardian angel of the consti-
tution they had formed and
adown the highway of the cen-
tury it has come with fearless
step and lofty brow bearing in
its uplifted arms the sacred ark
and covenant of the constitution
of Madison and Jefferson. Time
and again its enemies have
preached its funeral and sung its
requiem but it has lived to see
the death of all the parties that
opposed it in the past. For more
than one hundred years it has
stood and battled with the storms
of state but time has not bowed
its strength nor dimmed its
glorious vision. The beauty of
trutn is still upon its banner and
the freshness of the morning in
its heart. Like all human or-
ganizations it has made its mis-
takes and like all human or-
pass away ; but when it dies if
die it must its grave will be the
grand mausoleum of the silent
centuries in which the elories of
the nation will lie entombed!"
Don't Go to Alaska"
a Strong Fortification.
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constipation jaundice bilious-
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Dr. Tutt; Your Liver Pills are
the fly-wheel of life. I shall ever
be grateful for the accident that
broughtthem to my notice. I feel
as if I had a new lease of life.
J. Fairleigh Platte Cannon Col.
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All Grocers Sell It.
It begins to look as though
the annexation of Hawaii to the
United States is being considered
by some as an already an ac-
complished fact; and; and that
the necessary legislation to give
the matter effect is a mere
secondory consideration. Sena
tor Lodge appears to be the
leading jingo in the business.
The Forney Messenger volun
i. iX? ! i t
teera iius sensiDie aavice to a
class of people who can be found
in every commumtv: "Ther
are young men in every town
who wear good clothes sport liv-
ery rigs and deny themselves
nothing but when asked to --pay
a bill they owe to some one who
supposes they are honest reply
that they have no money. Are
you one of them? If so the
best thing you can do is to deny
yourself a few luxures until you
have saved enough to pay the
people who trusted you pay
their bills and you can meet them
with an honest countenance.
You will find that your standing
in the world is higher with a
ducking suit on with your debts
paid than it would be if you were
dressed in purple and fine linen
and you owed everybody. A
few cimlin-headed eirls mav
prefer you in the latter garb but
they are not the kind that would
make you a better half."
The Hillsboro Herald says:
A man may be the architect of
his own fortune but unless he is
able to build his plan is worth
very little to him. In favor of
farming it may be truly said that
a greater proportion of those
who begin by working on a farm
rise to competence and moderate
wealth than in any other pursuit
and the sensible and industrious
young man who aspires to a life
of usefulness independence and
honor will find no better field for
the attainment of that aim than
upon the farm. The Herald
wishes that every worthy boy in
Texas would realize that indust-
rial pursuits are the noblest of
all occupations -and that the
best and most profitable of these
The aboard of managers of
the North Texas hospital for the
insane has let a contract to G.
W. Donaghey of Longview for
527450 to build an annex to that
institution there. The building
will be of brick three stories
high and located about 200 feet
west of the main asylum build
ing. The estimate is that this
new structure will have a ca
pacity for 235 patients. This
structure together with the S10-
000 male infirmary now being
built will greatly increase the
conveniences and capacity of
The Smashsr Smashed.
The smasher of idols has been
ingloriously smashed. Apostilo
Brann the modern disciple of
classical" billingsgate who has
breakfasted with Demosthenes
dined with Plato supped with
Aristotle and blackguarded every
body from Maine to California
from the plan of salvation to the
constitution of Arkansaw with a
pen dipped in wormwood and
gall has been rammed jammed
and hazed by a few college
students until he don't know his
head from a hole in the jrround.
Yea he who hath ridden into our
state on trucks paused a few
moments to sling ink on the
Houston Post and then turned
to smite the hand that fed
him he who hath delved
daily into ancient Grecian lore in
order that he might clothe his
traduction of the ministry and
nis arunKen insults to women
under the disguise of literature
hath fallen into the grasp of the
wicked Philistine who hath de-
spoiled him of his fair locks and
painted his face a neat but not
gaudy sky blue. In other words
four college students of the Bay-
lor college took a sixshooter
away from Mr. Brann the belli-
gerent editor of the Iconoclast
forced him into a carriage drove
him to a sequestered suburb of
Waco and compelled .him to sign
a statement that he was a liar by
the town clock or words to that
effect. We trust that the relief
experienced by the apostle in
this premature purging of his
conscience may not prove fatal.
A CHESS CHALLENGE
Ganesville Texas Oct. 7
1897. A challenge is hereby ex-
tended to any chess player of
Brenham or reader of this paper
for a match of one or more
games by correspondence. The
winner to received a suitable
trophy or prize to be agreed up-
on. L. R. Walden.
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These- pains are svitiDtoms of
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1 l never mane eiions to induce tjeODie to visit
my store ia saroh of mjthical advertised bargains
which do not exist or which are 'just out." Such
methods arc diahoaest and are certain ultimately
to prova futile. Whit I advertise I -have tmd it is
always exactly as rcoresonted.
There is no noc3 certain method of entertaining
the average people than by spreading before them a
surprise ia bargains in an deyant line of Dresc Goods
in all tkelTJSW STYLES with trimmings to Match
and a large line of Men's YbutKsand Children Cloth-'
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5 untrue bat I do sell mighty close to cost.
makes menstruation paiuless
and regular. It puts the deli-
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And that stops all this pain.
Vhy will any woman suffer
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