Brenham Daily Banner. (Brenham, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 35, Ed. 1 Sunday, February 10, 1884 Page: 2 of 4
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BT RANKIN A LKTIK.
8nnday, February 10, 1884.
Gov. OviiTojr, of the Chickasaw
Nation, died at hi* residence on
GoMBSSsman Springer, of Illi-
nois loves big fees and his last
exploit was scooping up a 116,000
fee in a most questionable man-
Whim the firemen were work-
ing on a fire in a factory at Allen-
town, Pa., the walls fell outward,
killing five and wounding eleven
Affairs at the Deaf and Dumb
Asylum al Austin are not by any#
means lovely. The trouble is about
the superintendent and it is said a
movement is on foot to have him
A steamer and sloop armed
with rifles and revolvers have been
ordered to proceed against the
thieves who are depredating on
the oyster beds in Chesapeake
Tn* contest for the Kentucky
senatorship was between Black-
burn and Williams, the present
senator, resulting in the choice of
Blackburn. The choice of Black-
burn is regarded as very credita-
The permanent school fund has
all been invested and $12,000 of
San Saba county courthouse bonds,
offered for investment in the per-
manent school fund, will be held
until landj'sale] returns supply the
Has Herald accuses some
lie* in Texas with print-
ing Issodated press dispatches un-
der the heading of special. The
only harm is making their read-
ers believe they get more special
dispatches than they really do.
Arm*, Keveda, has an ordi,
nance which provides that boys
under ttxteen years of age must
not be on the streets or at any pub-
lic place unaccompanied by par-
ents or guardian, after 8 p. m. in
winter and ft3ft
m. in summer.
The Arkansas rt>er is on a
big boom and is still rising; tjie
country below Little Rock tfj- be-
ing gradually submerged. The
White and St. Francis rivers are
rising rapidly and groat destrnc-
on of property as well as loss of
life is anticipated.
At Blackburn, England, the oth-
er night gfteen thousand weavers
marched through the streets to a
manufacturers residence for the
purpose of hanging him in effigy.
The police charged the procession
and several persons were injured.
Order was restored.
Tnk success of the Waco Eve-
ning Day has boen such as to in-
duce opposition and it is now re-
ported that another evening paper
will soon make its appearance. It
will need considerable experience
as well as "get up" to make a bet-
ter evening paper than the Day.
The Bellville standard, referring
to Ben Thompson's pleasantries at
the Statesman office in Austin-
says: "If the laws are to be tram-
pled under foot in the very capitol
of the state, it is absolute folly to
expect anything better in sections
that are at the mercy of dangerous
The Galveston News' Austin
special says the governor is still
pestered with the solicitations of
Hardenbrook for the chief com-
missionership to the Now Orleans
exposition, and submitted to a
regular siege from the applicant.
It w very evident that the News
baa no love for Mr. Hardenbrook.
A mmoir is in circulation
among the Republicans at Pales-
tine asking President Arthur to
appointJ. G. Tracy Eaqr., of Hous-
ton Vsited States marshal for the
tt&Mton district. Mr. Tracy is
personally very popular and has
many warm friends among the
Democrats. He and Major Mc-
G$*y, of the Houston Age are so
intimate that they frequently drink
beer together, when Mr. Tracy
pays for it.
Every business man in the United
8tates living where there is a tele-
graph line has occasion to use it,
also a great many private citizens
and professional men. All who
have dealings with the telegraph
companies know that delays are
frequent and vexatious, and that
ordinarily the charges are hi^h
if not exorbitant. The telegraph
business of the country is virtual-
ly monopolized by the gigantic
corporation known as the Western
Union Telegraph company, who
do perhaps 80 per cent, of the tel-
egraph business of the country.
In Texas we have but one inde-
pendent telegraph line, that along
the route of the Santa Fc railway.
For some years the matter of the
government taking control of the
telegraph system and operating it
in connection with the postal ser-
vice has been agitated, both in and
out of congress. The use of the
telegraph in business has become
even a greater necessity than the
use ol the mails and it is argued
by those who favor the postal tel-
egraph system that the govern-
ment has as much right to control
the telegraph as it has to control
the transportation and delivery of
the mails. The Western Union
Telegraph'comjiany, of which Jay
Gould is one of the leading spirits,
is violently opposed to govern-
mental interference. Of course if
the government wipes out the tele-
graph monopoly, the owners of the
stock will be paid every dollar
their stock is worth and will meet
with no actual loss, save that they
will be compelled to seek other
channels for the investment of
their surplus capital. If it be the
purpose of the government to do
the greatest good for the greatest
number of the people, taking con-
trol of the telegraph system would
in all probability be a step in that
direction. A few months ago Dr.
Norvin Green, manager of the
Western Union Telegraph compa-
ny, contributed a lengthly and
elaborate article to the North
American Review, in which he set
forth all the reasons at his com-
mand why the government should
not take control of the telegraph
system. The question is now be-
ing discussed before the senate
committee. Dr. Green has been
before the committee and present-
ed his side of the question. Mr,
Gardiner C. Hubbard made
an argument in answer to Dr.
Green, showing the workings oftho
Western Union and its nature as a
monopoly. The company fifteen
years ago said that neither its capi-
tal stock nor bonded debt should
be increased except by consent of
two-thirds of the stockholders.
This was a pledge to the country.
They kept the pledge for a time, bu
in 1881 they changed their policy.
When a now company is formed
the old one reduces the rates and
either compels the opposition to
sell out or consolidate.
According to the La Grange
Journal the press of Texas is a lit-
tle chary in exposing the imposi-
tion of the railroad companies. It
estimates that the froo passes ex-
tended to the press by those mo-
nooolies have something to do
with the press' silence. We aro
inclined to think the Journal a lit-
tle hasty in this conclusion. Free
passes are by no means abundant
and a majority of the papers aro
too independent to be bought off
so cheaply. More railroads and
more compction is wanted instead
of more legislation.
Dick Nklson, a negro and editor
of the Galveston Spectator is now
going to make a fortune out of the
Texas and St. Louis railway for
ejecting him violently from a first-
class coach. He was in company
with a young colored womaii who
was going to Waco to teach school.
This occurred at Corsicana where
Nelson and the woman remained
till next morning and then went
to Waco via Bremond and the Cen-
The Dallas Evening News, after
a precarious existence of about ten
days, has ascended the golden
The Dallas Herald, speaking of
the late Wendell Phillips, says he
will not be mourned in the south.
Thoro aro 5400 pupils in tho
San Antonio free schools.
— Corn is occasionally shi
from Clcburn in car load lots.
— George Wilson, a prominent
young lawyer, of Colorado is dead.
—It is reported that the fence of
Hon. Norton Moses, in Burnet
county, has beon cut again.
— Tho walls of the new court-
house at Houston are about com-
pleted and ready for tho roof.
—T. K. Wells, a stranger from
Lockport, N. Y., suicided at the
St. George hotel, Dallas, on Wed-
—Another large hotel is to be
built at Lampasas on tho line of
tho street railway, about midway
between the two springs.
—Mr. Talmago, general superin-
tendent of the Missouri Pacific and
and a number of railway officials
out on a tour of inspection were at
El Paso on Friday.
—Tho wire around Patillo's
1800 acre pasture, ^fifteen miles
fr<tm Stephenville, was all cut
down and the gates burned the
other night. Mr. Patillo lives in
— A young man named Warren
Davis, alias James W. Walker, of
Newberry, S. C., suicided in a box
at the variety theatre in San An-
tonio on Thursday night. He was
a fugitive from justice and feared
—The runaway couple reported
at Temple the other day were
from Waco where the male portion
of the couple not long since mar-
ried a variety girl; the young wo-
man with him was not an escapcd
—Julio Orasio,thc Mexican who
shot and kiflcd young> Beams at
Kickapoo springs, Concho county,
last Saturday, was found near there
on Tuesday and killed, about
twenty shots being fired into him ;
he refusing to surrender.
—At Denton John Gardiner, a
tinnor, got on a spree and with a
pistol made a small boy pray, also
doing othor funny things. He fir-
ed into a dwelling house and was
in turn fired into with a shot gun.
Gardiner will never get drunk
again, his career on oaath is end-
— United J States Commissioner
Winslow, at Laredo, swore out a
warrant, Friday, for the arrest of
Joe Rmperial for attempting to
bribe t'.ie commissioner to render
a verdict in his favor, in a case
pending in tho United States com-
missioners court. Winslow once
lived in Brenham and practiced
—Caleb Yanoy, the negro who
killed Mr. Somcrfield, near Round
Top, recently, was brought into
LaGrange by a negro to whom he
surrendered and who was paid the
8100 reward offered by the sheriff.
Vancy had a preliminary exami-
nation and was allowed bond in
the sum of $1500; being unable to
make the bond ho was jailed. If
the first accounts are true the mur-
der was an atrocious one.
Ex-Governor Blackburn ' ha«
been elected United States sen-
ator from Kentucky.
A railway draw bridge to cost
8250,000 is to be built at Little
Rock, Arkansas; when completed
thero will be two draw bridges at
President Arthur has issued an
order announcing the retirement
of General Sherman, ho having on
the 8th of February reachod the
age of sixty-four years. Gen.
Sherman is now placod on the re-
tired list without restriction of pay
and allowance. He first entered
tho army in July 1840.
C. A. Leroy, once a prominent
reconstruction politicion and stal-
wart Republicau in Arkansas died
the other day at Nachitoches, La.,
in extreme poverty. A great many
of the rcconstructionists have gone
tho same road; thoir ill-gotten
gains did them little or no good.
A special from Washington to
tho Dallas Herald says the at
tacks on Gov. Ireland arc depre-
cated there, and the bitterness of
tho fight has blindly led to state-
ments that will harm the state
more than they will the governor.
The eastern press is giving cur-
rency to reports that the fence
cutters will poison tho water holes,
welfc and rivers unless they can
have free grass.
A pair of voting mules, well matched. For
further particulars applv to
ST. A. MbPhaci.,
At the Oil Mills Brenham, Texas.
GRAND OPERA HOUSE!
One Night Only,
WEDNESDAY, February 13th,
Sup|«'rti il hv H. A. D'Aroy's Shkhii Com-
I'anv, in Alexander l)miia»' unrivaled
TBS L&B7 OF THE G&MMS!
This beautiful picture of Parisian life which
caused such a«ensation in London, Paris and
New York, will given with every attention
to the author's ideal. The character is uni-
Ternally admitted to he .Miss Welhy's master-
Seats reserved without extra charge at A.
The undersigned firm <>f Franke, Julio &
Seelhorst, hereby respectfully inform the
fmhlic that the firm of Franke, Jalui A Seel-
lorst is hv the following date by mutual con-
sent dissolved—further that the new firm of
Reiehardt & Seelhorst assumes all liabilities
—whilcthe old Hrm of Franke, .Jalin & Seel-
horst assume* the right of collecting all out-
standings due the old firm. All parties in-
debted to the old firm of Franke, Jitlui &
Seelhorst are requested to come forward and
make settlement at once, as all collections
must be closed hv the loth day ot February,
1884, otherwise tliev will be collected by law.
The business of the late firm of Franke,
Jalin & Seelhorst will lie continued by the
successors, Keichardt A: Seelhorst, at the old
stand. Soliciting the patronage of the pub-
lic, we remain
1!ki< haklit it ^kkliiokst.
To the Trade.
We have in Store :
German Millet Seed, Red Ru,t Proof
Oats, best Northern Seed Potatoes, Avei/s
Plows, best Grades of Louisiana Sug.ir and
Molasses, Royal Patent Flour, and a full
line of Staple and Fancy Groceries Wines,
Liquors, &c., including our genuine Monti-
cello Whiskey. All at bed-rock prices,
15. El.i)RlDOi & Co.
We have this day sold our entire stock of
lumber to Messrs. Wilkins & Tarver, of this
city, who will continue the business at the old
stand Thanking our cuslomcrs for their
past liberal patronage, we besperk for our
successors a continuance of the same.
John McKinnon & Co.
Brenham, February I, 1884.
Referring to the above card we respectfully
announce to the public that we will continue
the 'umber business at the old stand of John
McKinnon & Co., and by fair dealing we ex-
pect to merit a continuance of the patronage
heretofore bestowed upon the old firm
Wii.kins & Takvkr.
We arc now offering everything in tho
at such prices as will induce anyone t» buy
marked down to the bottom—all other
goods proportionately cheap. Call and 80
or yourself. JJPamI'KI.L Si UiitttlMON.
J, H, WILKINSON & SDNS,
— Dealers In —
FAMILY AM) FAXIT
Next door tj Will. Cotien A Go's.
Sandy Street, - - Bkkxium, Tkxah.
A complete stock of Fresh ttroctries just
received, which will be sold at
8BD-E00S PRICES !
For Cash I
And dulivored in all parts of the city krkk.
Orders by telphone promptly filfed.
Give us a trial.
a. k, kei.dkii.
W. v.. iicciianan,
FELDER k BlIlHlViV,
Now Meat Market
We take thin method of notifying the pub-
ic that we have opened a meat market in
h rear of Bussie's (opposite A- Wenar's
tore) and roqust a share of the public pat-
onage. »FKLDKRit Bituanan.
3VC. V. BANKS ,
BRENHAM, - TEXAS.
Is prepared to attend to all calls prompt-
ly. All orders addressed to me through
the "Volksbote" will receive prompt atten-
J. c. HARKtS.
|. m. l'ressler
HARRIS & PRESLER
(Successors to Kavananzh A frewler.)
RECEIVINS, FORWARDING AND
The weighing anil n«n»t>llnu ol cotton a «|w
elalty. \\ '* are |ireiwire<t to oflVr Inilweameiits
to oi.r Irlenit* u'et the forming |«|bllo In if»neral
a'lrantage* equal to any cjiiiiii establishment
In the ettr We arx auenu ffiV the iw-letirateil
interned Tenm-me equaled by (tew and
mir|in--e«t liy none i at n a*ent« for Improve"!
Cotton Ulna, Tre^e*, Corn Mills, Steam Kn-
irlnes, Ac., and dea'e's In llirlied amt Fence
Wire an<l Agricultural Iro'ileineutAi
F. W. WOOD,
Breuham, ■ - Tex»«.
orrxos and YARD If EAR COMPILE BS.
Has on hand at all times a large and well selected stock of
ROUGH AND DRK38ED LUMBER,
Shingles, Doors, Mi, Blinds, ana Brackets,
Also, BARBED PENCE WIRE.
AGENT FOR THE CALDWELL WAGONS.
WHOLESALE AND MtTAIL DRALU IN
Farnitnre and Carpels,
BRBRTHAM ..... TBI
Parlor Sets, Chamber Sets, House Furnishing Goods. "IBH
CARPETING, Oil CLOTHS, MATTINQ,
MIRBORS, HAWRSSSES, WALL PAPER.
Wo are prepared to furnish your house from top to bottom, at short notice. Carpets
sewed and put down. Call and see 11s. Goods delivered in the city KRKK.
STREET. BETWEEN ANT and NORTH, BRENHAM. TEXAN.
Has received his stock of Fall and Winter Goods, Dress
Goods of the latest styles and textures.
Trimmings of all kinds. Laces and Embroideries. Hosiery—all the latest novelties for
Ladies and Children. A full line of
for HCen, Boya and Ohildren.
BOOTS .AITID SHOES,'
For Ladies, Gentlemen and Children. In the
Will be found a full and complete line of all goods to be foun4 In a lint class grocery store.
Purchasers are cordially Invited to call and examine the goods and prices.
Main Street. Brenham, Tex««.
DOMESTIC PATTERNS A SPECIALTY.
WILKE & HEARTFIELD.
[ROUGH AND DRESSED.]
Minis, Brackets, fc,
West street, near tho Union Depot, Bronham, Texas.
A full and complete assortment of LUMBER kept on hand at all
tn 08. Patron agosolicitod and satisfaction guaranteed.
1IYEKT, FEED AMI SHE STABLE,
Near Mclntvrc Houtie, Main Street, URENHAM, TEXAS.
O. B. POTTER, Proprietor.
My stable is now supplied with new Buggies, line Saddle and work Horws. I nm
prepared tn furnish transportation to any part of tho State. Horses, bought and sold, or
boarded by tho day, week, or month on liberal terms.
I have added to nivLivorv Stock a fino
assortment < if I 'NDERTA IvKR'SW X >I)S
consisting of BURIAL CASES and CAS-
KETS, ami all articles requisite for inter-
ments. I have also, TWO FINE
HEARSES, one for Adult*, and a White
Hearse tor Children, as well as close-car-
riages,"especially for Funerals. Patronage solicited Terms reasonable.
Br cnhain, January 1, 1881 d-y. O. II. POTTBR.
w. 0. wilkins.
H. 8, TAKVEK.
WILKINS & TARVER,
Successors to John McKinnon & C».
tail and Dimet
Shingles, Pickets, Mouldings,
SASE, DOORS, BLINDS, BUILDING MATERIAL ADD
READY MADE CYPRESS CISTERNS.
We have excellent facilities for executing orders, in pine of |y
press, for Brackets, Scroll and Ornamentat Designs. All orders lef
with Mr. C. E. CHAPMAN, in our yard in Brenham, will receiv
prompt attention, who will use every effort to please the most I as.
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Rankin, John G. & Levin. Brenham Daily Banner. (Brenham, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 35, Ed. 1 Sunday, February 10, 1884, newspaper, February 10, 1884; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth481545/m1/2/: accessed December 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Library Consortium.