Brenham Daily Banner. (Brenham, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 92, Ed. 1 Wednesday, April 5, 1893 Page: 1 of 8
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BBENHAM DAILY BANNER.
VOLUME XVIII. BRENHAM, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 5, 1893. NUMBER 92.
THE INTRODUCTION OF MENTHOL.
It Was Utterly Unknown In Kngland Tw«n'
ty-flvo Years Ago.
The medicinal use of menthol in China
and Japan goes back into the datolesd
ages. Isolated references to its applica
tion in the east are met with here and
there in the records of western travelers
in those parts, but we shall probably
never know the name of its discoverer oi
the early history of its introduction.
We do not know with absolute cor
tainty when and by whom menthol crys
tals were first brought to the notice ol
European pharmacologists. It is said that
they were used pharmaceutical^ on the
continent as long ago as the end of the
last century, but if that statement is cap
able of proof the drug must have fallen
into oblivion shortly after its introduc
tion, for it was certainly utterly un
known, evon by repute, to most persons
in the drug trade 25 years ago. Some-
where about 1804 a consignment of the
drug was received in London under thfl
name of Chinese peppermint oil and
passingly commented upon for its curioufi
property of solidifying with a fall in the
To the late JohnMackay of Edinburgh
belongs the distinction of first having
called the attention of British pharma-
cists to the valuable properties of men-
thol. Mr. Mackay is believed to havfl
brought "po-ho oil" with him from
Paris, where it was then sold in the
small, red labeled Chinese bottles famil-
iar to eastern travelers as a kind of pro-
Had menthol been an utterly valueless'
medicine it would perhaps have taken
Europe by storm then and reigned for a
season, just long enough to gather a for-
tune for its first exploiter. But as tho
drug happened to have a solid thera-
peutic value it had to wrestle through
the familiar stages of contumely, ridi'
cule, animosity and unreasoning popu-
larity, just like any new creed or re-
The commercial interest of menthol
practically dates from 1878, when an
English firm in Yokohama made a small
shipment of it to London, determined
not to rest until they had succeeded in
securing for the remedy a footing upon
the market. After many months their
shipment went back with a note from
the agents announcing that "the stuff"
could not be sold there, as no one knew
what to do with it. But the Yokohama
firm persevered, aud they reaped their
reward. Four years later menthol crys-
tals were the rage of the season, selling
at 60 shillings per pound, wholesale, and
carried about in cone shape by all per-
sons with any pretense to the possession
of a civilized nervous system.—Chemist
LIGHT AND HAPPINESS COME TO YOU
—if you're a suffering wo-
man. The messenger in
this case is Dr. Pierce's
—all need the best of
care, proper regard
for hygiene and—the
It's a tonic and
nervine, a remedy pre-
scribed by an eminent
physician and specialist
for all the peculiar ills and
ailments of women.
Some dispositions are sunny even in pain.
But, it was not meant that women should
suffer so. She need not, while there's a
remedy that regulates and promotes all the
proper functions, dispels aohes and pains,
brings refreshing sleep and restores health
and vigor. In the " complaints," weaknesses,
and irregularities of womanhood, it's the
only guaranteed remedy.
It it fails to benefit or cure, you get
your money back.
Deceptions of Wild Birds.
Falcons, hawks—the largest species-
can compress their feathers and look very
slim, if they think it necessary to do so.
As to the owls, they can hump up into
any position they think most suitable. It
is useless to look for these self preserving
traits in any of the family kept in zoo-
logical collections, for the birds are so
accustomed to see large numbers of peo-
ple passing and repassing, or standing in
front of them, that they treat the whole
matter with perfect indifference. They
know that at a certain time their food
will be brought them, and that they are
otherwise perfectly safe. Then the rap-
tores in a wild state have a bloom on
their plumage like the bloom on a bunch
of grapes, which is not often seen when
in captivity.—Cornhill Magazine.
Looking For Bear.
A party of farmers in Wales once set
out in search of a bear which had es-
caped from a traveling menagerie and
roamed their lands with considerable
detriment to their live stock. In the
course of their quest one of the farmers,
observing a brown animal of consider-
able size lying apparently asleep under a
tree, discharged his gun at it with fatal
effect. The victim of his zeal, however,
turned out to be a common donkey. The
bear was ultimately tracked.—Loudon
The Puzzle of "Society."
Talk about your puzzles—Chinese or
any other kind—the greatest, the most
complex, the most inexplicable puzzle is
"society"—the society that you contin-
ually hear about, that bubbles op, that
effervesces, that widens out its own lit-
tle ripples every now and then into one
gigantic wave that washes up from the
depths a sediment that dims the luster
and sparkle and makes one wonder
where on earth real society is anyway.
Now, here is a young man who came to
us with carefully prepared letters of in-
troduction socially. Be did not consider
it necessary to push himself. He was let
beautifully alone until accident proved
him a desirable man to know.
Another man came here recently with
no letters—credit or social. He picked
up an acquaintance at a popular hotel.
He let drop casually that he was from
England and was looking up real estate
here in America. This acquaintance,
who had the entree to society, intro-
duced him to his friends. They invited
him out. Others invited him in turn,
and he was drawn into society's vortex.
Now they hear from across the water
that the man, with his accent his only
recommend, is an imposter.—Chicago in-
Immobility In a Child's Life.
We believe a lar^epnrt of the unfavor-
able influence of school life upon the
child's health is due to the prolonged
immobility which the ordinary system
requires, and the necessary confinement
of a young child to a chair or bench
without some intervening muscular ac-
tivity or recreation. Immobility is op-
posed to growth, it is opposed to all the
instincts of the healthy lower animals,
and to those of all vigorous children.—
ANOTHER BIG BUST ™ BBENHAM
One of the largest
, firms in Brenham
BURSTKD THE BOTTOM has
Out of Prices and are1
With one of the Finest and Largest Lines of
DRESS GOODS AND TRIMMINGS
All the Latest Novelties in
IiB/CGS, Embroideries, Hats, Ladies' Underwear
and ready-made Dresses, Gowns, Waists, etc.
A Large Line of the Best Makes.
A Newspaper Library, "
There is at Aix-la-Chapelle a curious
museum library containing thousands of
newspapers. It was founded seven or
eight years ago by Oscar Forkenbeck,
who collected newspapers as other peo-
ple collect stamps or autographs. He
spent his entire income for 40 years on
the dailies published all over the world
aud printed in 30 different languages.
Finding himself the happy owner of 10,-
000 files, he founded the museum, ap-
pealed to the newspaper world to assist
him, and now occupies his own time and
that of three assistants indexing aud ar-
ranging the rapidly increasing collec-
tion.—New York Sun.
Office of S. Cherry, 2i Drayton St
Savannah, Ga., D >c. 16, 1891
Messrs. Lipman Bros., Savannah, Ga.
Dkar Sirs :—I would like to add my tes-
timony to the almost miraculous effect of
P. P. P. in the case of Mary Inetaham, a
woman living on ray place; she had a con-
stant cough, sore throat, debility, etc., and
was emaciated to a degree that she was un-
able to got out of bed unaided, being given
up by physicians; she had taken the ruinous
so-called blood medicines without the least
effect, until being put under the P. P. P.,
she immediately began to improve and is
now in as good health as ever in her life.
You can refer to me at any time as to the
effects o P. P. P., in the foregoing case.
Yours truly, SAMUEL OHARRY.
A Manlial Saved Life anil Hair.
Montkckllo, Fla., Jan. 21, 1890.
For the last eight years havo been in bad
health, suffering with Malaria, Rheumatism,
Dyspepsia, Dropsy. My digestion was bad,
and my hair nil came out; in fact I was
nearly a wreck. 1 had faken kidney tnid
j blood medicines, which did me no good.
| When I begun taking P. P. P., about threo
j months ago, I was as weak as a child, f
| have only taken f'->ur bottles (small size) and
I to day I am a well man ana my liair has
I "como again." 1 cannot recommend P. P.
P. too highly. W. K. WAKE.
Marshal, Monticello, Fla.
F. C. Owkns, Witness.
CLOTHING & GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS
A Fine and Extensive Line at Very Low Prices.
We also carry a stock of Staple and Fancy groceries and Country Produce. Free Delivery to all Part* nr thn t -,
We are Agents for the World-renowned White, also for the Domestic, Unlop, «£^I a A otter 1 lty'
Sewing Machines. Now Kemember that all these Goods will be sold at Extremely £ow
Prices, and with a guarantee of satisfaction. Respectfully yours,
BROCKSCHMIDT & HOHLT.
—A. W- Wortham & Bro., dealer
in boots and shoes at Greenville,
"An excellent remedy" is what Mr. W. II.
Ames, 712 S. 17th street, St. Louis, Mo.,
say» of it, in these words: "1 have used Dr.
Bull's Cough Syrup and found it to be ex-
cellent remedy for coughs and colds."
—A local option election will
shortly be held at Georgetown.
Women and Medicine*.
Most women object to taking medicine in
in any way because it is frequently naseous
That is not true of the ladies tavorite, Creole
Female Tonic. It is as pleasant to take as
sherry wine—no bad taste. This great rem-
edy is a certain cure for all irregularities. It
has ne ver failed to do all it has claimed for it j
Evory woman that has used it endorses it. j
—A new cotton seed oil mill is to1
be erected at Dublin.
A bad case of rheumatism curcd with 75 j
cents. Mr. Aug. Scherfle, St. Louis, Mo., j
writes: ' Last week I had a very bad at-1
tack of rheumatism. Uu?eil three bottles of;
Salvation Oil which stopped the pain and i
—The 10-year-old girl of Strieker,
a Bohemian at Del Yalle, was out-
raged by Ed Nichols, colored. He
was arrested and the girl is in a crit-
* ■ 11.
Marsden's Pectoral Balm is a certain and
speedy cure for all coughs and colds. It gives
relief at once, and permanent cure when used
according to direction.
—The new Methodist church and
parsonage at Aledo have just beeu
completed, and the Methodist Prot
estants are making arrangements by
which they will erect one.
Mt. Zion's Voice.
Mr. T. S, Wilkinson, of the above place in
West Virginia, testifies o the w ndeeful and
soothing efiects in the useol Tavlar's Cheio-
kee Remedy of Sweet Gum and Mullein for
coughs, colds and croup. A speedy cure al-
Mcfilree s TV tae of lardni
and THBDFOBD'S BLACK DRAUGHT
vo sold by all Washington County dealers
—Opera Houbo talk is floating
through the air at Cameron.
How is Your cough?
Don t you know a cough is the forerunner
I sf Consumption? Stop your cough in time by
using warden's Pectoral Bal, the cirtain cure
for conghs and colds and croup in childres.
The first dose gives gives relief One bottie
will cure any ordinary cough or cold. Sold
—Milt Parkeris having an artesian
well bored on his farm near Mose—
ley's ferry, on the Brazos.
The Silk Industry.
According to the census figures, the
silk manufacturing industry In this coun-
try grew wonderfully in 10 years. In
1890 goods to the value of $69,000,00#
were turned out as against $84,fi00.000
in 1880. Tho number of hands empl ■ *v
here also increased from about 81,00.« t.
51,000, and the number of Bpindles have
expanded from 608,137 to 1,254,798.—
—The cotton acreage has been in-
creased fully 30 per cent in Waller
J 11st Received.
1000 barrels genuine Northern
Seed Potatoes, comprising the fol-
Eurly Rose, Hebron, Pearless,
Snowflakeand Early Goodrich.
Also Landreth's Fresh Garden
Seed and Onion Sets.
Hast Proof Seed Oats, Seed Ryo,
Seed Barley, Seod Millat, Blackeye
Peas, oto, H, FISHER.
—The Kaufman Oil Mill company
has applied tor a charter.
Sold on Its Dlrrlti.
Preston's lled-Ake is an unfailiing cure for
any and every form of hiadache. It will cure i
your headache in I5 minutes, it is puaran- 1
tied to do that or money refund rd. Did you j
ever receive a fairer offer? If it does not do ;
what we claim we do not want your money. !
No cure, no pay.
—Work is soon to commence on
the new oil mill at Caldwell.
Hoe Cake .Soap,
The best hot and cold water Laundry
Soap in the market. Nothing like it.
For sale by H. FISHER.
—Dublin is to have a telephone
LIQUORS 1 LIQUORS f LIQUORS!
I Just received—Two car loads liquors, con-
sisting of Brandies, Gins, Blackberry Brandy.
' French Cognac. Whiskey (all grades) in bar-
rels, half barrels and 10 and 5 gallon kegs.
Wholesale Liquor Dealer.
—At Del Valle a few days ago
, while four Mexicans were engaged iu
a game of cards they had a row in
which one named Ramirez wa9 shot
and fatally wounded.
—The Brown wood waterworks
extension will soon be completed.
' Black-ORAUGu>» conittevMion .tt BLACK-qrauqh'i te* tor Uyipcpda.
—The Detroit Banner issued a
special edition setting forth the ad-
vantages of that city. It was neat-
ly gotten up and an all-round splen-
INIUIH't WIMt or CAMUt i—».
— An oil mill will probably be
built at Blooming Grove.
— —' — ■
811 re to the Bowel*.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has 1
been used over 5O vears by millions of moth-
ers for their children while teething, with
perfect success. It soothes the child, softens
a;uins, allays all pairi; cures wind colic, and
Is the best remedy for diarrhaia. Sold by
Druggists in every purt of the world. Be
sure and ask for "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing
Syrup," and take no otherkind. Twenty-five
cents a bottle.
—An Epworth league was organ-
ized at Moody.
A white servant girl to do housework.
Apply to G. V. Shirley.
Corner of Ant and Axer streets.
f0r lrd1es gentle men.
"box tip"school Shoes
Foi» Boys ai\d!6ir.!e
Are allrthe BEST SHOES OPFBRED for the money. Ask your dealer lor them end If ha
does not keep them send to bs for a descriptive list. Made and Warranted by
C. H. FARGO & CO., CHICAOO»
For sale at retail by Brockschmldt A Hohlt,Brenham, Tex,. H Knittel, Burton, Tex.
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