Brenham Banner. (Brenham, Tex.), Vol. 45, No. 3, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 19, 1911 Page: 5 of 8
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baa two moving
Only a few more days remain in
which to pay poll taxeB.
Buy Ferry's garden eeedtt. Tbay
are the best iD the market.
Cord wood choppers are in active
demand with the supply evidently
Gardens are being broken lip in
the city and gotten in proper condi*
tion for planting.
Mr. Clark, advance agent of the
Dode Fisk circus combination, ia re-
ported on tbe lick list.
There waB a good crowd of our
C mntry ooaisinB in the city last Sat-
nr lay and trade was tolerably fair.
The weather during the last week
was decidedly Bummerish—Friday
and Saturday being uncomfortably
Our fruit deal ere are liberally
supplied with fine fruit of all kinds
and appear to bo doing a fairly good
Mrs. E. Woolley has disposed o*
her little farm north of the city and
Jeft last Sunday with her family for
Arkansas, ber future home.
A pension of $5 00 a month has
been granted Amos Gillmore, color-
ed, by our County Commissioners
on account of physical infirmities.
Misses Ella and Melisa Brown,
who have been here on an extended
visit to their parents, have returned
tp Houston where they have posi-
■ A cement sidewalk bas been put
down along the Thos. Dwyer prop-
erty on East main street, which
grea'ly improves the general appear-
ance of that locality.
The old army comrades of Mr. W
G. Wiikins, of this eil.y, were proud; Rnnua) meeting last Thursday
Another eff >rt ia being mad* to
induce the County Commissioners
to remove the fenoing and stone
wall that encloses the courthouse
Jard. These enclosures are of a
dtirab'e and substantial nature and
has afforded ample protection to the
Cjunty property fur a number of
years. It cost the county a right
pretty little sum of money to put
down this wall and sidewalk around
the courthouse, which bas subserved
its purpose for many years, and is
likely to last one hundred years
more if not interfered with, and the
Banner hopes that the Commission-
ers will not consent to the proposed
removal of the only protection the
county property has without giving
the matter full consideration and in-
vestigation. Better let well enough
At a special meeting of the Com-
missioner's Court of Washington
county, held on tbe 11th instant,1
the petition, of the retiient tax-*
payers to create a levy district
was heard by the court and per-
mission granted for the insuasce
of bonds in the Bum of $57,000 to
defray the expense of constructing
a levy along the Brazos river be-
tween Washington and Chappell
Hill. The tax, valuation of the land
to be protected by this proposed
levy is estimated at $322,800.
These bonds are to bear interest at
tbe rate of 4 per cent per annum,
payable semi-annually, requiring the
levy of a tax of $1.90 on the $100
worth of property in said district.
These bonds are to be known 88
"Washington County Improvempnt
District No. 1 Improvement Bonds,"
which are shortly to be issued and
placed on the market.
Gun and Rod Club.
About sixty members of the Bren-
ham Gun and Kod Club attended
•to learn that he had been elected
Assistant Doorkeeper of the lower
house of tbe 32nd legislature.
Rev. T. J. Taylor, colored, died at
the family residence in Watrousville
afternoon, considerable interest be-
ing manifested in the discussion of
questions brought up for considera-
daughter of tion, closing with the election of the
following direotorB for the ensuing
year: MessrB Fred Martin, Alex
on the night of the 3rd instant, aged] Griffin, Olto Baumgart, Green Mor-
22 years. She bad been an invalid gan, J. C. Fischer, Joseph Tristram,
.from birth. Ur-> an(* <J°bn Mathis. Immediately
i following their election to the office
Mr. E. C. Buster has removed ^^^
from bis former home on West main
street to bis new home recently pur-
' officers : ~ Mt. F. W. Martin, presi-
chased of H. C.
Mclntyre on East j
Miss Henrietta Eidred bas resign-
ed her position in the local Tele-
phone Exchange to accept a more
lucrative position with the same
company in the Bayou City.
James, the six-year-old eon of,
Jim McAdoo, colored, died last'
Thursday night at the family resi-
dence in the northern suburbs
the city, after a brief illness.
A grand maequerada ball will be
dent; Mr. Alex Giiffin, vice presi-
dent; H. K. Harrison, secretary: Otto
Baumgart, treasurer and Mr. Theo-
dore Low, Jr., manager.
Big Cotton Sale.
Last Friday one of the heaviest
cotton transactions of the season
took place in Bregham, Messrs.
Winkelmann <fc Bohne purchasing of
Messrs. Giddings & Buchanan and
J. F. Buchanan 232 bales of cottou
for account of G H. McFadden <fc
Bro., paying therefor $17,752 09.
This cotton was raised on Brazos
given at the public hall in Ken ijey bottom land and was of good qusH-
on the 11th of February for adults, ty. During the past season 460
and on the evening of February 18th bales of cotton were harvested on
a similar entertainment will be given
these two plantations.
The wife of Mr. Henry Klusmann
died at the family home, near Wil-
liam Penn, last Thursday night,
aged about 35 years. She leaves a
husband and several children to
m >urn her demise.
Wyatt Wiggins, a colored drey-
man, aged 64 years, died at h'B
home in East Brenham last Thurs-
day of pneumonia. He had resided
here for about forty years and was
a quiet, industrious man, personally
popular with bis race.
Last Monday morning Messrs. A.
W. Weinert and Arthur Hanatb,
bath young married men residing
West of Brenham, called at tbe Ban-
ner office and had their names enter*
ed oo ou'r subscription roll for one
year. Both of these young men are
engaged in farming and stated that
they bad their lands all broken up
and ready for planting another crop.
At a regular meeting of Mechanics
Engine Oo., held last Friday night,
the following officers Were eleoted for
the ensuing year; Ed- Sohmid. pres-
ident; Al Amsler, vice-presid. nt;
Dan Hoffmann, secretary; A. Seku-
bert, treasurer; Charles E!of, fore-
man ; J. P. McAdam, first assistant
fireman; L. M. Beaumier, engineer ;
Ben Eldred, assistant engiceer, and
Denaka John, color bearer.
Schiller Lodge No. 33.
At a regular meeting of Schiller
Lodge No. 33 A. O. U. W., held on
tbe night of the 5th instant, the foU
lowing newly elected officers were
duly installed : C. Elaener, Ex. M.
W.; H Franke, M. W.; John Dietz,
Foreman-, Emil Neinast, Overseer;
Fritz Kramer, Guide; Ben Scbmid,
W.; L Bronenkant, Rec. and Fi-
nances; Ben Bassett, Receiver; W.
O. Broescbe, Trustee.
At tbe conclusion of the businer s
meeting tbe members partook of a
splendid luncheon prepared express-
ly for the occasion.
During the year 1910 Schiller
Lodge paid out to the following
widows of deceased members tbe
amounts opposite their names, to
Mrs. G. Hermann $2,000 00
Mrs. D. Imhoff 516 00
H. L. Giesecke 855 00
Lorenz Zees 1664 00
Cour Linneur . 690 00
Total $6,410 00
The regular meetings of this lodge
will hereafter be held in Odd Fel-
lows Hall on the first Thursday
night in each month.
L. Bronnenkant, Recorder.
Mrs. L. W. Stern, of Phillips, vis-
ited relatives in Wallis last week.
DEATH OF HON. T. A. LOW.
Died in St. Mary's Hospital, Ro-
chester, Minnesota, at 10:25 o'clock
last Saturday night, Hon. Theo. A.
Low, Sr., as the result of an opera-
tion for cancer of the throat, aged
62 years, 7 months and 24 days.
Mr. Low was a native of Knox
county, Tennessee; he came to Texas
in 1871, and settled in Brenham in
1872 and engaged in the Sewing
Macbiue business. On March 20th,
1873, he was joined in marriage to
Miss Cecelia Baiue, daughter of Mr,
Moses Baine, a pioneer settler of
this county. Four children were
bom unto them, three of whom are
still living, to wit: Messrs. S. D. W.
Low, Theodore Low, Jr., and Mrs.
Mr. Low served in tbe capacity of
president of the First National Bank<
of Brenham, for four years, retiring
in January 1910. He was a member
of the Legislature for three terms,
1901-1906. He wae the moving
and controlling power in the T. A.
Low and Sons Lumber company, of
Brenham and Lyons.
He aided in the organization of
the Brenham Fire Department and
was a member for 35 years of Bren-
ham Hook and Ladder Company
No. 1. He introduced the bill in the
Legislature that made Jeff Davis1
birthday a legal holiday in Texas.
He wae a charter member of Bren-
ham Lodge No. 979, Benevolent and
Protective Order of Elks, and has
been treasurer of the lodge since it
Brenham loses by his death one of
her most energetic, public spirited
citizens—a man ready at any and all
times to aid in forwarding all public
movements having for its object the
advancement of /the interests of
Brenham and Washington county. A
man of the strictest7 integrity, up-
right and honorable in the daily
transactions with bis fellowmen, he
will be sadly missed in the business,
commercial and social affairs of our
His remains reached Brenham
Wednesday morning and the funeral
took place from the family residence
on West street at 3 o'clock Wednes-
day afternoon, a very large funeral
cortege following the remains to
their last resting place in Prairie
Peaceful and undisturbed be his
Death ot Jesse Knolle.
Mr. Jesse Knollc, the 21 year-old
son of Mr. E M. Knolle of Indus-
try, Austin county, died in a pospital
in Galveston last Friday as the re-
sult of an operation for appendicitis.
His remains were brought home and
interred at 2 o'clock „ last Sunday
Deceased was a student of the State
Medical college and was Btricken
with the disease while at home dur-
ing the holidays. He was a bright,
promising young man, popular wiih
all who knew him, hence his sudden
demise creates an aching void, not
only in the family circle, but among
those who enjoyed his acquaintance
The Banner joins friends of this
old and popular family in extending
sympathy end condolence.
Had Two Mules Killed.
While returning home from Bren-
ham one day lest week with a wagon
load of furniture Mr. Herman Nie-
meyer, who resides in the Cedar Hill
community, had the misfortune to
lose two fine mules, who slipped from
a bridge over Sendy into the stream
below, carrying wegon and contents
with them, breaking their necks.
Mr. Niemeyer escaped serious in-
jury by leaping from tbe wagon.
Wehmeyer & Hacker, who were
engaged in the buying, packing and
shipment of turkeys from Brenham
during tbe fall to northern markets,
shipped last Thursday a car load of
feathers weighing 12,000 pounds,
plucked from some twenty thousand
fowls, to Chicago.
That excellent journal the Bell-
ville Times has entered upon the
thirty-third year of its successful
publication. Editor Hollaid is a
true-blue democrat, an able and
spicy writer and a hard hitter when
necescity demands it. May success
continue to crown bis efforts..
The Lord must take care of good
women, for certainly men don't
BRENHAM* COTTON MILLS.
Stockholders desiring to subsoribe
can dp to (here.
The old board of directors consists
of H. F. Kolwes, B. Eldtidge, D. C.
Williams, D. C. Giddings. William
Seidel, F. W. Schuerenberg, F. W
Wood, J H. Simon, A. Wangeman,
T. A. Mercer, Joe Geick and H. F.
Hohlt. They were re-elected with
the exception of Mr H. F. Hohlt,
who was disqualified for having dis-
posed of tiis atnrfc—Mr. T. A. Low,
Jr., was elected in his place.
Immediately after the adjourn-
ment of the stockholders of the cot-
ton mill, there was a meeting of the
board of directors. H. F. Kolwes
was re-eleoted president, Mr B El-
dridgf, vice-president, Mr. D C.
The president was instructed to
send out to all the stockholders a
letter explaining tbe purpose and
plans of the new organization, and
inviting them to come in and parti-
cipate in the new organization to
protect their intereat in the ol I.
Everyone present at tbe meeting
seemed to recognize tbe fact that
this new plan of organization and its
purposes was fair and equitable to
all the stockholders, small as well as
large. The meeting was very har-
monious throughout. Indications
now are that tbe new company will
get the $100,000 subscribed, take
over the old one, reorganize and
start up the mill on a cash basis,
with plenty of money to operate on
with brighter prospect for succesa
than it has ever bad.
Annual Meetiing of Stockholders Held on
the 10th Instant. Full Proceedings.
Tne annua! meeting of the stock-
holders of the Brenham Cotton Mill
was held at Lusk's Hall,' Tuesday
afternoon January 10, 1911. Presi-
dent H. F. Kolwes called the meet-
ing to order; Mr. D. C. Giddings
was elected chairman of the meeting
and Mr. D. C. Williams, secretary;—
The chair called for the reading
of the minutes of the previoJB an-
nual meeting, after which they were
adopted as read
The chairman explained that the
cost of the mill remaining idle during
tbe past year had been $5,340 92,
principally in insurance, watchman's
saUry, etc., but that the increased
price of the cloth Bold by the mill
over the inventory made by the di-
rectors had reduced this loss to a
net loss for the year of $4,665.32.
The statement of tbe Brenham
Cotton Mill, December 31, 1910, ad
prepared by a committee of the di-
rectors showed the resources of the
mill at the present time, deducting
depreciation of the seven years, to
be $84,740.00, leaving tbe present
worth of property estimated $84,-
This debt, it was explained, by
the time court costs and lawyers
fees have been added to sell the mill
for debt will amount to about $35,-
The chairman then explained a
proposition for reorganization which
had been gone 'over with great ^«ie^
and discussed at length with a view
of doing exact justice to ell Bto'ck- 1>ied at her home two miles South
holders whether large or small. Tbe °f the city at. 5 o'clock last Thursday
proposition briefly is to organize a afternoon, Mrs. Odelia ^ates, con-
new company, capitalized for $100,- of Mr. W. A Yates, aged 46
000, buy in the o'd company for it's yearo, 11 months and 3 days.
debt, $35,000, leaving $65,000 in the j Mrs. Yates was born in Hillsboro,
treasury with which to rehabilitate | Texas, February !>, 1864 December
and start the mill with plenty of 30» 188(5> waH married to Mr. W.
money left for operating expenses.
COTTOV MAll KIT
Strict Middling... .....
Strict Low Middling,,
Low Middling, 14
Following are the prevailing quo-
tations for produce to-day-
Eggs, per dozen, .... , 24 cents
Turkeys.. .... 12 cents pound
Chickens, fryers per lb. 10 to lK"
Country Lard, pet pound.. 12 cents
Butter, per pound,... 20 to 25 cents
Bacon, per pound,... 10 to 12 cents
Irish Potatoes, per bushel... 1 10
Sweet potatoes, per bushel.. 1.25
Hay, per ton, $12 00
Beeswax, per pound.. 20 to 25 oeute
W eod, per oord $4 00
Cotton Seed, per ton $21 00
Cabbage, per pound
Onions, per pound
Dr^ed Peas, per pound...
Corn, per bushel,
Beef Cattle—Steers, 2^ ($ 3c ft)
Cows, 2 2Jc 'p ft)
Yearlings. 24c f) ft>
Calves, 3 cents.
Fat Hogs, 6 cents per pound.
Fat Mutton, 3 cents a pound.
Green Hides. 6 oente a pound.
A MEASURE OF MERIT
. 5 cent
.. 5 cents
Death of Mrs. Yates.
He explained tint if every one of
the present stockholders would go borne near Brenham where they have
into the new organization there since resided. Three children were
would be no change in the personnel j born of this union. They are ; Hen-
of the present owners, and that all
would share and share alike in the
profits or losses ; that tbe present
shareholders are to have preference
in this stock before any , outsider
would be allowed to subscribe. If
the stock is over-subscribed the old
shareholders will be given shares bis heart in this, tbe darkest hour of
proportionate to their former hold-j bis life, and so use this affliction
ings, thus protecting the small j that it may work for his good
shareholder as well as the large.
In talking of the new company
the Chairman said: He did not want
to make the proposition too lurid
but that the figures showed outside home to the Christian Church in
of the interest accounts that the old this city from whence the funeral
company had to carry that it had : took p.ace at.'! o'clock lawt Friday
not been such a losing proposition,lafternoon, a large funeral cortage
Brenham Citizens Should Wugb. Well
Proof of merit lies in tbe evidence.
Convincing evedence in Brenham
Is not tbe testimony of strangers,
But the endorsement of Brenham
That's the kind of proof given here—
Tbe statement of a Bienbam citizen.
J. II. Chappell, justice of the
peace, Brenham, Texas, says: "In
my opinion, there in no kidney
remedy equal to DoajiM Kidney Pills.
I had the most severe backaches and
I was often so lame that it took tne
sevetal minutes to arise from a sit-
ting position The passages ot the
kidney secretions were irregular and
though I tried many remedies, I
conld get no relief. Doan'fl Kidney
Pills were finally recommended to
me and I procured a supply at Tris-
tram's Drug Store. Through their
use I was relieved and at timee sinco
then when there has boen a return
attack of kidney trouble, (his remedy
has never failed to give me the do-
Forsalo by all dealers l'riee 50 cents*
Kosler-Miltmrn Co., Buffalo, N. Y., sol.
aKcnt» for the United StaUs.
Remember the name— Doan'e—and lake
Parents and Teaclicrs, Attention!
When needing school bookB
don't waste your time looking
for them elsewhere, but go
straight to Headquarters. I t|m
the official agent for the State
Adopted Books for this County,
and the publishers are required
by law to keep me supplied at all
times* Besides the State Books,
I have all kinds of High School
The remains were taken from her and College Text Books, or can
supply them at very short notice.
An immense stock of Tablets,
Slates, Pencilp, Blank Books and
all other school supplies at low-
A. Yates, at Columbus, Texas, and
shortly thereafter removed to tbei
ry, aged 21; Finis, aged 18 snd little
Dorothy aged 3 years.
In her death Brother Yates suffers
a loss which cannot be repaired and
has entered into an affliction which
all the balms of earth cannot cure.
May the God of all comfort come to
he may meet the great responsibili-
ties which ber death has thrown
more directly upon him
The old company started off with a
$25,000 debt and that the average
interest account of the seven years
of it's existence bad been over $5,-
000 per annum. Deducting tbe ag-
gregate of that interest account the
mill would now have a balance in-
stead of the big deficit that necessi-
tates it's sale for debt.
On motion of W. W. Searcy sub-
scription lists to the capital stock
of the new company for tbe purpose
of buying in the old, bb indicated,
were opened. Following is the head-
ing of these lists:
"We, the undersigned, hereby
► ubscribe and agree to pay tbe
amount set opposite our names for
the purpose of forming a company
or corporation to buy in the proper-
ty owned by tbe Brenham Cotton
Mill Company, and for tbe purpose
of operating said plant in tbe future.
"We are not to be bound to pay
tbe amount subscribed and Bet op-
posite our samee unless as much as
$100,000 is subscribed and unless
we purchase, now owned by the
Brenham Cotton Mill Company at
|sm amount sufficient to pay.ths debt
of the present company. Subscrip-
tion lists to close March 1, 1910,
fifty per cent of the capital stock
payable May 1, balance on call of
Several o' these subscription lists
had already been prepared and tbe
stockholders present were invited to
com* forward and subscribe to tbe
capital atock of the new company
Many of them did so, about $20,000
being subscribed at the hall, a num-
ber of others promising to subscribe
in a day or two.
These subscription lists will be at
all three of the banks in Brenham.
following tbe remains to their last
restiug place in Prairie Lea Ceme-
To the survivors the Banner ten-
ders its heartfelt sympathy in this
sad hour of their bereavement.
REAL ESTATE TKANSFKR8.
Following is a list of real estate
transfers recorded in tbe County
Clerk's office for the week just
It. E Pennington to W. L Ford,
36 acres Thos. Barnett league, $500.
Josef Kaspar et al, to John
Flentge, 70 acres in Washington
Mrs. Eliza Kempner to D. C. Gid-
dings, 4448 acres in Washington
ftlrs. Henrietta Hueske et a', to
O. W. Hueske, 210 aores, William
Pry or league, $9100.
Christian Stoerner to Albin Halm,
100 acres Jos. Fletcher legue, $2600
It. K. Felder, administrator of the
estate of Jobn Carlisle, deceased, to
Mrs. Eliza Kempner, 4448 acres in
Washington County, $60,253.
Wm. Bruening to W. F. Pickett'
54 aores, Jas.^hrier Hague, $1152.
Wm Quade and wife to Emil
Quade, 38 acres in Washington
Miss J. V. Carlisle to Pennington
& Schulz, 37 acres, Thos. Barnett
league other considerations and
O. Schulz to R. E. Penningt< n-
est prices. Arthur Knolle,
Kiber Bulding, t.ext to First
Mound City Paints may coast
rifle more, but—! M. A. Healy.
A railroad office is to be built at
Atlanta , Georgia, which will take
1,000 tons of steel.
tar A full 1 ine of feedsetuff
such as bran, shorts, chops, corn
oats, hay and phelled corn, extra
cheap. F. A. Wirdhauseti.
The average pair of locomotive
driving wheels last to about 57,,-
We pay the highest cash pneefor
eggs and chickens. Bring us all
Wittbecker A, Hoting.
«r Groceries, tancy and sta-
ple, very reasonable. Try our
U. S. Leader and American
Beauty Flour. They are fiao
brands and will be sold cheap.
F. A. WlNDHAUSEN.
I pay the highest price for fat
Hogs and Beef cattle, prepared to
weigh on the place 1 1-4 mile froui
Brenham on tbe Burton road.
Brenham, Texas. r
Don't get the idea under your hat
that a man is great because he hap-
pens to be in tbe limelight.
For Infants and Children,
interest in 37 acres, Thos. Barnett Tki Kind Yob Have Always BwgM
D. C. 'Giddings to M. F. Harris
«nd Robert Telford, 112 aores, Thos-
Barnett league, $4,472.
D. C. Giddings to R. S. Goodson
*ad Wm. Woolridge, 129 sores, Gib-
son Kuykendall lsague, $5160.
A Birmingham manufacturer has
made a crystal chair for a rajah ol
India that coat $2,000.
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