Brenham Daily Banner. (Brenham, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 41, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 17, 1898 Page: 1 of 4
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BRENHAM DAILY BANNER
BRENHAM, WASHINGTON COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1898.
HE LEVIED ON THE DINNER.
How a Tennawee Officer of the Law Col-
lected a Debt.
"The most interesting levy I ever
henril of," mi id Squire Bell to a re-
porter, "was one tliat I made some
time in 1808 or 18B9, when I was a
marshal of the Memphis municipal
court. I don't remember the plaintiff
in the case, hut old Colonel Cocker-
ill, who uued to run a hotel where
the Peabody is now, was the de-
fendant. The caso wna tried and
judgment given for the plaintiff.
An execution was issued, and in
those days the court had quarterly
terms and all papers hnd to he serv-
ed during the quarter or a report
made why they were not served.
Wei), I would go out and see the
colonel and begin to urge him to do
something toward paying the judg.
ment, but he would always invite
me into his room to take a mint
julep. Then be would become eo
plausible and make so many prom
ises that I kept putting off the levy
till the quarterly term was nearly
up. About this time the attorney
for the plaintiff came to me and said
he was tired of fooling along like
that and wanted to know how many
mint juleps I had been drinking
with the colonel. This scared me
gome, bo I determined I would do
something at once.
"I went to eeo the colonel again,
and after refusing the usual invita-
tion to take the mint julep I told
him that he would have to do some-
thing. Ho said that if I would just
wait till Tuesday, which was the
last day of the term, he would set-
" 'Suppose you make it Monday,
colonel,' I said, for I knew that if
failed to make tho levy on Tuesday
my execution was dead, and I want
ed a day of grace. Well, the colonel
agreed to settle up on Monday.
"When Monday came, the colonel
was awfully sick, and his three
boys, who were in the office, would
let nobody see him. There were in
those days, just as there are now,
lot of men lying round and waiting
to get on the jury. I had counted
the doors of the hotel dining room,
and I picked out a man for each
door and gave them 11.60 apiece and
took them down to the hotel. When
the gong sounded for dinner, I had
a man stand at each door and not
let any one go in. There was a great
deal of travel in those days, and the
hotel was crowded. Pretty soon the
people began to fill up the halls and
wonder what was the matter. The
doors of the dining room were glass,
and the people could see the tables
set and the waiters standing round,
but they couldn't get in.
"This didn't last very long before
the old colonel sent for me. 'I call
this a low triok, Mr. Ball,' he said.
" 'No low triok at all, colonel,'
said L 'I have done a thing never
dene before in the world. I have
levied on a hot dinner, and I am go-
ing to hold it till that money's
colonel waxed wroth and
swore be would beat the attorney in
the case just as soon as he got well.
But, finding that his getting hot did
not keep the dinner from getting
cold, he finally Bent for the book-
keeper, who brought up about |500,
which lacked just $150 of satisfying
the judgment. The colonel wanted
to get off with this, but I demanded
security. He was lyiag in be<\ and
reached under his pillow and handed
me a watch and chain worth twice
as much as was still due."—Mem-
phis Commercial Appeal.
In the bMtmodorn aquarium practice
the rockwork In the tanks is simple in
construction and limited to a minimum
in bulk. Elaborate rockwork is more
difficult to keep clean, and if bulky it
displaces, of course, jnst bo much water,
Mid so lessens the sustaining power of
the but rockwork in some form or
vegetation is desirable for the comfort
of the fishes. There are fishes that like
to loaf around rocks or perhaps to creep
them. In nature they find food
Ill Some European Countries They Are
Sources of Some Men's Power.
FerhapH no stronger illustration
of tho power conferred by tho
knowledge of compromising secrets
need bo cited than the immunity
enjoyed by M. Daniel Wilson, the
son-in-law of the lute President
Grevy. While living at the Elysee
he- mado use of his advantages as
son-in-law of tho president and
chairman of the parliamentary
budget committee to obtain from
the complaisant prefect of police, as
well as from the minister of the in-
terior of tho day, copies, nnd in some
cases the originals, of what are
known as the "dossiers" of nearly
20,000 of his fellow countrymen con-
spicuous in every walk of French
life. When subsequently indicted
as a principal in those disgraceful
Legion of Honor scandals which
caused tho downfall of his father-
in-law and the condemnation of his
associates to various terms of im-
prisonment, ho himself escaped all
punishment, thanks to the posses-
sion of these dossiers, which he
threatened to publish abroad if any
attempt were made to imprison
The dossiers are nothing more or
lees than the result of secret police
investigation of tho shadows on the
lives of prominent men, the infor-
mation thus obtained being largely
supplemented by means of more or
less anonymous denunciations. In-
deed there is an entire branch of the
Parisian police force exclusively
employed in making up dossiers,
which often cover 20 and 30 years,
and it may readily be imagined how
great ia the power whioh those pos-
sess who have access to those dos-
That explains better than any-
thing olse why ambitious and un-
scrupulous statesmen usually prefer
tho portfolio of tho interior depart-
ment to any other Beat in the cabinet
and why tho chief commiseisner-
ship of tho Parisian police has of
late become tho stopping stone to
the highly paid embassadorship to
tho court of Vienna and to tho
equally lucrative and magnificent
viceroyalty of Algeria. There is
no statesman more hated in Franca
than M. Costans, whose political
and administrative Cons have
been so utterly regardless of publio
opinion, and, one might add, of pub
lie requirements. Yet no one ven-
tures to attack him. His frequent
possession of the portfolio of the in-
terior department and the acoess
which he enjoyed while there to thf
dossiers of the prefeoture of police
fia've placed in his hands a power
which every one of his many foes ie
forced to take into account and to
In Germany, in Austria, andespe
Ben- Kogeifc. C. F. llerbst
ROGERS & IIERB8T.
Attorneys ■ at - Law.
Offce in (Iraber building—upstairs.
cially in Italy, the knowledge of
skeleton in the closets of public men
is recognized as an instrument of
political warfare, and it is not so
many years ago that a member of
tho opposition almost caused a in%
isterial crisis at Borne by suddenly
bringing to light in the senate tho
fact that one of its most venerable
and universally respected members,
the Senator Aohille del Guidice, the
most intimate friend of ex-Premier
Criepi, and a knight grand cross
of the Order of St. Maurice and St,
Lazarus, had a quarter of a century
previously Eerved not one but three
terms of penal servitude for forgery
and embezzlement. — Washington
A little girl was or.o day running
down a street when she accidentally
fell, cutting her hand on a stone. A
benevolent old lady went up to her
and assisted her to rise, at the same
"My poe« we<5 lassie! My poor
wee lassie I Are you much hurt?"
The little piece of humanity wiped
away her tears and exclaimed iadig
"J'm no' a puir lassie. My father
has money in the bank I"—London
flame Old Trait.
Hobuon—Some people make me
tired. They never accept anything
as a fact without wanting to know
the why and wherefore of it.
Saphed—Yes. I wonder why it
■JUL III , L -L.
is for women's diseases and irregu-
larities. It cures everything that is
commonly called a "female trouble."
It acts diroctly upon all the distinctly jj
feminine orgunB of generation, driv-
ing out weakness and imparting
strength; stopping unnatural drains,
nod regulating the monthly flow
in every instance. It makes sickly
and weakly women strong and well
again, tl a bottle at drug stores.
Send for a free book about it.
The Bradfleld Regulator Co., Atlanta, Ga.
HARRISON DRY GOODS Co,
\MPBELL & PENNINGTON,
All business entrusted in our care will re-
ceive prompt and careful Attention
Offlue over First National Hauk.
, P. Buchanan, W. C. JLIkkdehbom
BUCHANAN & HENDERSON.
Attorneys and Counselors-at-Law,
KfOflloe in the court House,
Office: South Bide Square over
HAS. H. LITXVK It'll.
C. B. F1LDK1I
LETZERICH & FELDEli.
Office, Upstairs in Uruber Building.
General Attorney Texan l'resti Angulation
803 Mail! St., 8<1 Floor, DhIIhr, Teia«.
"We find that there are. many items
Especially the Complete Stock of
that we want to close out.
BOYS' AND MEN'S CLOTHING.
^ uww uww wwwt* vf
As we want to dispose of this stock of Clothing as soon as possible
we have concluded to sell it at
Come in and take your pick at half pri:e. It .is all choice and
Seasonable, and well worth your inspection. Just think of it—
LESS THAN FIRST COST.
DOWN COME OVERCOATS.
Overcoat prices suffer more than any other kind of clothing. They
must be sold.
j b. YORK.
Physician and Surgeon
Office: Bassett Building, Corner Main
and Market .streets..
q w. wiebusch,
Office : Second floor, Qraber
building, next door to Telephone
C. MIMW1TZ & CO.
Represent firel-elass roliablo fore'<;;n and
home companies. All loses given prompt
attention. Office over f'ranke's Hardware
store. Next door to pest office.
Shoes at SI .95
This is a choice lot to select
from. Regular $>5, :>.,>0 and
4.00 shoes, (ret a pair and
compare them with others
you have been buying and see
the difference. This is one of tha many good things we are
offering in our Shoe Department.
$1.00 to 3.50
Regular prices on these
lines run from $1.75 to 5.00 a
pair. In durability, fit, ap-
pearance, and all the detail
which goes to make a nice,
well-fitting shoe, we consider ours equal to the very best.
we will make prices
and all we want is an opportunity to name the prices.
interest of all who art
posed to buy. Then
many handsome tilings of
interest to the tasteful buyer,
Here's where you will find
a veritable^ slanghter of
prices. Fancy, Changeable,
Brocade, Surah, Faille, Taf-
fata and other styles—prices
ranging from 20c to $2 a yard
ey£rsbektt, williams & to
Fire, Life and Accident
Offloe Engelke Bank Building.
SIXTY-FIVE TRUNKS. A trunk is one of the few things which it pays
to buv because it is cheap, even if you have no immediate use for it. The opportunity for use is bound to
come some time. Aren't you going away next Summer* You'll not find the.e price, then-aow half price.
in snch places, and it may be shelter
from their enemies, and there sre fishes
i' equally accustomed to plants of one sort
and another, and almost all fishes at
M like seclusion or places where
' can go by themselves. In an aqua-
i it is a common thing to see a fi*h
motion1"" behind some slender plant
which does not conceal it, but docs
aarve as a place of retreat.—New York
Curia Tell the Story.
When a woman is young, she does her
hair up with many curls and nourishes,
but the curl* and flourishes disappear
as time lolls on, awl after she has been
married a few years it is worn in a hard
little knot in the back, showing noithcr
time nor attention. Her hair is also a
gnat thermometer to her feelings. As
lens as she >■" social ambitious she
curls iOhough the steak burns When
an dldgirl who has worn her hair
rUtn for years begins suddenly to curl
IB KRuu a dcii ui a
hair to plaoed about a child to keep
harm away, and garlic, salt, bread
and steak are put into the cradle of
a newborn baby in Holland.
CARLISLE & CO.,
General insurance Agents
IfirOi&ce over Graber's Jewelnr Store.
THE HARRISON DRY GOODS COMPANY,
WHOLESALE and RETAIL.
The most easily digested
are eofci mutton, mutton chops,
won teBderloin and sirloin steak.
Jamb chops, rwurt beef, rabbit and
TbeeMbedrai of Rouen, France,
, ut * <*»* h» kqpttinM
It is one o£ the absolute impostf"
bilities of the world to cure the roots
by lopping off the leaves. Those
who treat Catarrh with sprays,
washes and inhaling mixtures,
should know that these remedies
reach only the surface, and can
never cure them. Catarrh invariably
leads to Consumption, and to delay
.the proper treatment is to invite this
comes from diseased blood. Sprays
and washes won't cure it, because
they do not reach the roots of the
trouble. There is no use experi-
menting with tho abominable dis-
ease called Catarrh. Thorc is no
use losing: time.
If you want to get well again
take Swift'» SpeolAc(S.S.S.) right
away. It goes down to the bottom
down to the roots—down to the foun.
■■ datlon of all blood disorders, com-
• pletely coring Catarrh, Cancer,
Scrofula, Contagious Blood Poison,
Rheumatism and Eczema.
Send for full particular* about the cur-
ing of all Blood
troubles to the
Co., Atlanta, Ga.
NEW TIN SHOP.
The undersigned has just
opened a tin shop on north-street |
next door to B. L. Tiemann.
Plumbing and repairing done on
R. C. HIGH,
TOILET ARTICLES, ETC-
SOUTH SID* PUBLIO HQCAB1
A foil supply of »U the popular Patent Medicine®. Toilet Articles an 1
Fine Perfumeries in endless varictv. Phwicuns Prescriptions careful.f
and accurately compounded at all noun, day or night.
\ good selection of line sad He and har*
new horsos and mulos alwajt on hand,
which are offered for sale at rcawnable
rates. Stables near Lindemano'a shop, on [
Call and inspeet iny itock and learn ml
pricet before buying.
It is Very Gratifying to Us.
The CITY DAIRY |
TKLKl'UONK 13, 2 BINUI.
To know that our patrons so unanimously a/jree that our
stock of Fall Merchandise is by far the most desirable ever
shown here. Buying your goods from us will insure your
money's worth in every instance.
Of M"n, Women and Children cured wilhout
iiain or ihe slightiwt incoiivonianci-.
Cvery case Kl'arante<)d. Patients
nced'not pay a dollar until com-
pletely cured. Tho truss discarded
lorever. We frequently hear of
deaths caused by hernia, and the
number is constantly crowing in
proportion. Theie conditions make
tho demand for A sua*, sars and
1'KRMANRN I CURB. No truss will
affect that cure. The best truss can
only temporarily support tho rup-
ture and constant pressurew.ilcause
Atrophy of all parts pressed upon in
the ond' making a more difficult and
CoturulUUion at my office FIIHE.
J. 8. HOLLAND. «.!>.. BrenKam. Texas
HEBKR STONE, Presideut. JOSEPH TRISTRAM, Vloe President
H. K. JHARRIBON, Cashier.
First National Bank.
Oaoital andlSurplus ©180,000.
MRS. A. M. tllDDINOS
B. E. WITTE
¥. W. WOOD
T. A. LOW
H. K. HARRISON
of Farmen, Merchant* and b guineas men generally respect loll)
—DSALSX IN —
We Allow no Shoddy Goods.
MILK, IIUTTKR AMI
CKKAM (CIIKKRK IN
II 111 Willi DRESS FABRICS 'bo products ot the best wearers
a in a profu
, profusion never before attempted by us
In Capes andJackets.
The patronage of the public res pec' felly
J. B, WILKIN,
We have tnade great effort to place before you the choicest
and most correct garment* from the faahion counters.
Heart Cypres* Shingles
FIRK BRIOK, ROCK LIMB,
HIGH GRADE CBMBNT
I BRIDGE TIMBERS CEDAR PILING
I Vitrified Pipe for Weil Curbing,
i Buckeye Mowers and Sulky Rakes.
; Barb Wire, Avery Stalk Cutters and
tiara about the cor-
FRE$H - MEAT,I
AT FISCHER BROS. I
department is 4p keeping with other lines and oilers
s that must and will interest you. Cold weather wilt be
shortly, and why not prepare now ?
SANTA FE SALOON
Oppoalto Union Depot, Brenham, Taxaa.
Open Jay and night. Hot and cold lunch.
Fish and Oysters served to order at all hours.
The best L-quors »nd Cigars in the city. No
better place In town to gtt what you want,
n. Amssicak But always on Up.
W. H. MURPHY, Manager.
Sure to please you. All kinds
of Cooking Utensils in Iron, Tin
and enamled ware at the LOWEST
— PRICES. If you seed bolts or
sorews of any kind, or tin we've
got e m.
DON'T FORGET WI (ILL ALL
COLORS or FAINTS.
D BALI IS IB
Heart Shingles, Windows, Doors,
Briok, Lime sad Cement,
Genaioe Glidden Fsaee Wire
DlEIkE ft WILLIAMS,
Prompt sad covrteoos attention.
Fresh, Cold Besr always ea tap.
A share of your patroaafs solkit>d,
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