Brenham Daily Banner. (Brenham, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 115, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 3, 1893 Page: 2 of 8
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A happy man.
Tha Lut D*7 of Hi* Mental Balance a
Happy One, He Know* »• Tomorrow.
I have seen at last dthf^py man, the
happiest I everTcjfew. He is perhaps 45
years old, and hi».happme« has been un-
broken for two years or more.
Hear his story. He is a gentleman in
every sense of the word. He has means,
social position and a large circle of de-
voted relatives and friends. He has a
fine physique, a handsome face. But
we did not call him a happy man, "such
a happy man," until two years ago, when
the great change came. He never mar-
ried, and the Miss X. of whom I tell you
was no more to lam than his lifel**.^
comrade, his best of friends—an old
neighbor, related to him in many ways,
but never by the tender tie.
Perhaps he had been more of an in-
valid than he knew or than his friends
dreamed. One summer day he went to
the little lake not far from his native
village, a popular inland resort, and
spent what he called npon his return
that night "a perfect day." Skies were
never bluer, he said, nor flowers fairer
nor the lake so lovely to him as upon
that day. Only he had expected to
meet Miss X. there and to have had
their usual sail together.
He would go again on the morrow,
take her with him and so double and in-
crease the joy. He went to her house
that evening to play whist as usual. It
was Saturday. She had gone to spend
Sunday at the lake. He was very glad
she had gone, he said; he would join her
the next day. During the game he al-
luded many time to the happy day he
had passed. And what is there in life
after all like a tomorrow full of promise;1
That night after reaching his room he
had a paralytic stroke—not a severe one,
only a slight shock, but it clouded his
brain, if we can call that a cloud which
fixed forever in his mind tho happiness
reigning there when it came.
Every day since then has been that i
happy Saturday to him. He has just re-
turned from the lake. No matter if the
snow is drifting or the rain is beating j
the windows, it has been a perfect day, j
everything in divine harmony. He will I
go over to X.'s for a game of whist.
Even if Miss X. meets him he asks if she
is at home, as if he were addressing some
one else; then he is so glad she is up at
the lake; he is going back tomorrow;
there is every sign of perfect weather,
etc., all in his old time charming way.
Then he takes up his cards and playB a
capital game and goes home in the sweet
expectation of a happy tomorrow.
All else in life seems a blank to him.
In that one fair niche of memory he sees
all of the past, the present and the fu-
ture. He appears to be reading often-
times when the book he holds is up side
down. Death means nothing to him.
When his friends die, he does not weep
nor question nor miss them. He has had
such a happy day, and he is going to re-
peat it tomorrow.
Naturally his case is of Interest to
specialists. He is never troublesome. He
goes about the village and exchanges cor-
dial greetings. Nor does he always speak
of what is in possession of hi§ mind, un-
less you hold him too long. Then he has
excuse for breaking away.
Question—If that last day of his men-
tal balance had been an unhappy one,
say a day black with anguish or remorse
or embittered with rage and revenge,
would he now be the opposite of what he
i$—a wild beast in toils—the remainder of
his life the horrible evolution of an inci-
dental, who knows but an accident,
Trouble* of an Early Office Seeker.
Incidents more amusing to the general
public than the parties involved fre-
THE PRINCE OF WALES"
Georgian senator, office seekers, an ob-
stinate watchman and a deceitful friend.
It appears that the Georgian, believing
in the proverb of the early bird, visited
the hotel at a very immature hour of the
morning to interview the junior senatct;
from his state. He hud a dim idea of the j
situation of the senator's apartments, but!
nevertheless went ahead on his quest.
He knocked at each door as he groped j
along the corridors, inquiring for Sena-1
tor Gordon and arousing tho inmate,-■ j
from their slumbers, thrilling some ot j
them with apprehension that the plan i
was on fire. There might have been a |
scene of wild excitement but for the ap-
pearance of a watchman, who took the
early bird in charge as a suspicious char-
The Georgian protested vigorously,
but vainly. On his way he caught sight
of a friend from his state and appealed
to him to identify him and rescue him
from the policeman's grasp. The friend,
thinking it all a joke, swore that he did
not know the man, had never seen him
in his life and added that he was an im-
postor. The prisoner in his extremity
was forced to call upon Senator Gordon
to deliver him from duress. It is said
that he has gone home disconsolate.—
Washington Cor. Atlanta Constitution.
Spain Lavish of Disinfectants.
Why is it that our English mails are
still saturated with disinfectants? Can
it be that Spain and Portugal are still
laboring under the idea that there is
chol<% in England?—Rio News. _
A Lad Who Would Murder B'or Fun.
A lad employed as a pony driver at the
Trowel Moor colliery at Stapleford has
been sentenced to six weeks' hard laboi
for willfully damaging an endless wire
rope used for the purpose of bringing
tubs of coal up an incline. The strands
of the rope were found to be deliberately
cut in two places, and it was stated that
if the rope had parted the consequent
would probably have been a disastrous
loss of life. As it was the entire wort
of the colliery had to be suspended foi
three-quarters of a day, and it appearec
that to bring about this temporary ces
sation of work was the sole motive ol
this abominable act. John Botham, ic
brief, wanted a holiday, and this was his
mode of attaining that object.—Londor
Hop Growing In England.
Hops are chiefly grown in Kent, which
yields more than one-half of the annual
crop. Nevertheless there lias been a
diminution in the acreage during the last
20 years to the extent of nearly 4,000
c c c
Air. J JoncK, oi
"About tea ye \n ago 1 con-
tracted a severe case of blood pot-
ion. Leading physicians prescribed medicine
after medicine, which I took without any relief.
I also tried mercurial and potash remedies,
with unsuccessful results, but which brought
on aa attack of mercurial rheumatism thai
made my life
one of agony.
jtan I gave up all remedies and began
8- 8. g. After taking several bottles I
' cured and able to resume work.
It the greatest medicine for blood
on the market."
"The peg top will never be displaced
in tho affections of the small boy," said
H. C. Ives, a toy man of Bridgeport,
Conn. "Spring brings many new pat
terns of the pirouetting plaything, bul
while they come and go the old time pej
top, shapely but unembellished, remains,
and its popularity continues to grow
with the years. The boys are spinning
tops now all over the United States.
Even the big young men of Yale college
have taken to top spinning. But yor.
don't see any fancy tops anywhere. In
ventors have designed fountain tops tc
spin in a tub of water and throw uj
sprays, hot air tops and planetary gyro-
scopes, singing tops and humming tops
World's fair tops in the shape of spheres
and aeroplane tops that flit cloud ward,
but none of them survives a single season.
The peg top, with or without a head, is
ever in demand, though. They are spin
"An evidence, too, that boys are not at
barbaric as they used to be in their sport'
is had in the disappearance of the long
steel point tops. I remember j?hen ]
was a boy we used to purchase stee'
pointers to do up other boys' tops with
or we would draw the ordinary peg fron
a top and substitute a long nail sharp
ened down to a very keen point. Man)
is the top I split with my steel pointer ir
the good old days, but I don't see an)
steel pointers now, so I take it for grant
ed the genus kid has undergone some hu
manization in recent years."—St. Louis
on Bload and Skin Diseases mailed
swot Specific Co., Atlanta, Ga.
Burned Securities Duplicated.
On Jan. 21 a mail car was burned al
New Brunswick, N. J., and the pouci
from Lancaster, containing valuable let
ters of exchange from several of oui
banking institutions, was destroyed. Th<
Lancaster Trust company had the largest
mail in the burned pouch. The trust
company has received the advice that th<
last $10,000 had been remitted to them
and it is gratifying to know that thej
did not lose a dollar, although they wen
put to a big amount of trouble.
All returns were perfectly made ex
cept in the case of $10,000 in collaterals
which required advertising in the eastern
papers and considerable formality befon
the stock could be received. Everything
however, has now been adjusted, and
without loss to anybody. The exact con
tents in the letters of the trust-companj
were $20,000 in stocks, $17,514.07 ir
notes and drafts, and $3,357.41 in checks
a total of $40,891.48.—Lancaster (Pav
Grafting Frog Flesh to a Man.
An interesting operation in flesh graft
ing has just been performed at one ol
the great gun works at Paris by a sur
geon named Dubonsquet-Labordiere. A
workman had his foot badly burnec
with molten iron, destroying the skir
over a surface of eight inches by four.
The surgeon took four strips of flest
from the thigh of a young man, a friend
of the unfortunate, and as many fron:
four different frogs, transferring then
to the wounded foot. By great care th*
burn healed in 11 days. The cicatrice
obtained by the frog's skin was soft
elastic and inodorous; that from tlu
human flesh was much harder and pro-
duced irritation at many points. Tht
result of the operation is of great im
portance, showing, as it does, the super-
iority of frog skinjmd flesh for grafting
on deep wounds qf all kinds.—Philadel
Mr. Gladstone would be the favorite
boarder in anr American private hotel.
He is fond of rice pudding and prunes,
Down to Pray and Died. -
In Suofter county the other night, al
a negrp prayer meeting, an old mas
/Arthur Croom was called upon
to pray. He knelt down with the con
gregation to pray, bat failed to respond
to the invitation, and another brothei
was called on. After prayer all aros<
but Arthur Croom. He was dead.—
Alabama Cor. Richmond Times.
is not like other kinds. It has peculiar fragrance and peculiar flavor.
Its peculiar uniformity always gives peculiar comfort, and has made
it peculiarly popular. Sold everywhere. Made only by
BLACKWELL'S DURHAM TOBACCO CO., Durham, N. C.
WHOJjESALB and retail DEALER IK
STIFLE Al FANCY GROCERIES!
Western and Texas Froduco,
Imported and Domestlo
WINES, LIQXJORS, OIGAB8, TOBAOOl),
Delicacies, Candies. Preserved Vegetables, Fruits, Meal,
Fish, Pickles, Canned Frnif>, $nts, etc.
Sol® oi Aalmu&er'a Gelekrsited St. jLouia ISoei
ck IN quantities at LOWEST rates
Jtt^Lowest wholesalo prices to the trade. Pays the highest market
for Cotton andother produce.
Toilet Articles, Etc.
SOUTH BIDS PUBLIC SQUARE
A fall supply of all the popular patent medicine. Toilet article* and fine per-
turneries in endless variety. jPhysiciwif prescription! carefully and accurately core-
pounded at all houn, day or night
R. E. LUHN,
HAM strkkt; brbnham,
Staple Drags, Fine Chemicals. Patent Meiies,
Finest Perfumery and Toilet Soaps, Ooaubs, Hair, Wail
and Tooth Brashes in Sndless Variety.
Physicians prescriptions always receive prompt attention and will be filled «<•>' the
utmost care at any tune, day or night. In medicines, quality is of the first imi »n-i ,•
The beak is the cheapest.
wkolbsam MO KBTAIL DlAllt IV
Furniture and Carpets
*ST~Parlor Seta, Chamber Set*, House Furnishing Goods.^gi
CARPSTIHG* OIL CLOTHS, MATTIHQ,
MIRRORS, MATTRESSES, FURHITURE POLISH.
We are prepared to furnish your house from lop to bottom, at short notice. Carpo
sewed and put down. Oall and see ue. Goods delivered in the ciiy Fit HE.
West Sandy Street. BKENHAM, TEXAS.
Hkiikr Stone, President.
A. Wangemann, 1st Vice President
h. k. Harrison, Cashier. \
First National Bank, Brenham, Texas.
Capital and Surplus, £175.000*00.
TH08. dwyer, henry hodd1, a. wanqkmann,
t. a. low, p. w. wood, t , mbs. a. m. giddings.
heber stone, ed. amsler. h. k. harrison,
Accounts of Farmers, Merchants and business men generally ro
FINEST WINES AND CIGARS.
BILLIARD AND POOL TABLES,
LONE STAR BEER ALWAYS ON TAP.
OYSTERS served to order. Hotels and families supplied.
WEE8E * BUECHEHX. Proprietor!.
WATCHES, JEWELRY AH PLATED-WAIE,
Spcctddcs! bSt^DIAMA2^?G^A 8818
FOR THE KYES 10" attention given to ai/iitepdriag o
Watches, Jewelry, Clocks and
and Goods Guaranteed. West side Court
I will stand at the fair grounds
ST AND A KD BBKI) TROTTER
AT $25 EACH
Also Highly Bred Kentucky
Jacks at $ | 0.
I have also some fine Stal-
ions, Jacks and Jennets for
sale. All my stock is direct
from the best breeding farms
in Kentucky and as fine as
any in Texas, and I here-
with solicit the inspec-
tion and patronage of those
that contemplate breeding.
A. 0. H. SCHWEISS.
J. L. AMMONS
Northeast Corner Public fc^uare,
Suits and garments made to orde* and a
—and dealer in-
West Side of Square, Brenham, Texas.
Has the largest and most complete stock
of tablets, writing paper, inks, pens, slates,
pencils, ladies' money purses, blank and
memorandum books, fruits, candies and
fancy goods, and a large assortment of fine
tissue paper and material for making roses,
etc. Come and convince yourself. Thank-
ing you for liberal patronage in the past and
soliciting a continuance of the same', assur-
ing you that the above named goods will bo
offered at reasonable prices.
CURES ALL 5KIN
. MorM P. P. if- M a ipl.ndld Mmblattion,
and prrtunb* it with |»*t wtlifacUca lot the onnt of ill
fonm »n< itur*i of Prlm»rv. a—'— —* *"
Byphllli, SjpSniiIo~llhnm»tliin, ibrofuU, Ulctr. aaj"
r£rH,i Rn«amatl«m, Malaria, old
Chronlo Ulc«rtJhat_haT« rwliUd all twatmwt, Catarrh,
p Sc«ld Hutd, «tc., etc.
*onlet nr i an «tctll«nt »pp«tla«r.
p. p. p.
•utidiog up tho «y«.m rapidly,
Ladlu whoM iviumi an pol.onad asd whom blood to In
P-.friM, Alh, Pote Root
, P. P. P.
LIPPMAH BB08., Pwprtrtw,
Dmtiata, Lippman'a Blook, BAVAII1H, QA,
Sold bv J. TRISTHAM. Brenham Texas.
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8o (1 bv J. TRISTHAM. Brenham. Tt xas.
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