Brenham Daily Banner. (Brenham, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 165, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 11, 1895 Page: 4 of 4
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Ltf« I> No Joke to Men Who Work on
Htlilnf Smack «u
Cod fishing nowadays moans work
night and day while on the trip,
very little time being given to sleep.
Tho most common way of catching
cod now employed is by trawls,
which have taken tho placo of hand
linos. A trawl is made of throe lines
of about 60 fathoms each, or about
1,000 feet in total length. On these
long lines at regular intervals aro
fastened short pieces of line about
two feet in length, to vliich are at-
tached tho hooks. On an ordinary
trawl there are from 400 to 500
An ordinary fishing smack carries
about 15 trawls. When tho fishing
ground is reached, the crow is sent
out in the dories at an early hour,
and the trawls, after being batted,
are set and moored with buoys, on
which are placed flags, so that tlioy
may bo readily found. By tho time
the last trawls are set the first aro
ready to bo polled in. Then the
boats go back, and the crew com-
mences to haul in the half ruile of
As tho first trawl is hauled in it is
carefully coiled in a tub so that tho
hooks will not become tangled up
and prevent it from running out
smoothly, and the fish are unhooked
and thrown into tho boat. Home-
times a trawl will bo hauled, and
only four or five fish will bo caught,
and at other times 100 or 200 will ho
taken from a single trawl.
The trawls are then set again, and
tho fish already caught are taken to
the smack and thrown into the well.
A second hanling, and then it is time
to go to the smack for supper. After
supper tho crew set to work repair-
ing trawls, replacing hooks that have
been lost and then baiting them fur
tha morrow's fishing. Baiting 7,500
hooks before going to bed is.no small
matter, and when tho job is finished
tho crow are ready to turn in, to bo
called out at 3 a. m. to begin their
day's work again.
Tho sparo timo of the crow is lake a
up in opening clams to bo used in
baiting tho hooks. While tho boats
aro off with the trawls tho cook is
left in charge of tho smack, and ho
fishos with a hand line from the
deck. What fish ho catches in this
manner ho gets paid for by tho piece.
Sometimes tho boats will ho away
from tho smack nearly all night.
Trawls get tangled, and lots of ex-
tra work is necessary. This routine
is gone through daily until enough
fish liavo been caught to pay for
coming to market.
The smacksmeu are seldom trou-
bled twice with tho same guest, as a
Visitor usually gets satisfied after
helping to haul two or three trawls,
Smacksnien are well paid in com-
parison with other classes of sailors,
but they earn all they receive.—
Now Loudon Day.
"Melancholy" McCnl loin's Oratory.
One of tho California pioneers told
a story of stump speaking in tho
A turgid orator, so noted for his
verbosity and heaviness that ho had
been dubbed "Melancholy" MoCul-
lorn, was assigned to speak at a min-
ing camp in the mountains. There
were about 50 miners present when
ho began. But when at the end of a
conplo of hours ho gave no signs of
finishing his listeners dropped away.
Somo went back to work, but the
majority sought wherewith to
qnench their thirst, which had been
immensely aggravated by the dry-
ness of the discourso.
Finally there was but one auditor
left, a dilapidated, weary looking old
fellow. Fixing his gazo on him, Mc-
Cullom pulled out a man's sizo six
shooter and laid it on tho table. The
old fellow rose slowly and drawled
"Bo you goin to shoot ef I go?"
"You bet I am," responded McCul-
lom. "I'm bound to finish my speech,
even if I have to shoot to keep an
The old fellow sighed in a tired
manner, edging oil slowly, saying as
ho did so:
"Well, shoot ef you wants to. I
may Jest as well bo shot as talked to
California Prune I>ryiiig.
California has given us an onor-
mous supply of fruit, which, by re-
cent improvements, is able to reach
Europe in good, wholesome condi-
tion. Wide strips of linen aro laid
on the ground, and on them are
placed the newly picked fruit. The
hot sun accomplishes the drying in
a short while, and then the prunes
are carefully packed for traveling
and aro transported from tho fields
to be relished in all parts of the
world. From recent statistics it ap-
pears that California produces at
least 26,000,000 pounds of raisins an-
nually, There aro more than 200,-
000 acres in California under vines,
and these yield 15,000,000 gallons of
To most German visitors to Rome
Goethe is a sort of deity, and after
hi* death every trace of his stay
there, however unimportant, was
upearthed and visited as if it had
been a sacred shrine. Ono of these
shrines is a humble inn where the
great poet used to take a glass of
wine in tho evening.
Mr. Rudolf Ijehmann relates that
an enthusiastic young Teuton, en-
gaged in th.a pilgrimage, asked the
waiter in bis broken Italian whether
this wan really the spot where
Goethe oscd to visit.
"Goti, oti, no lo conasco—I never
beard of biro," .^iid tho waiter.
Then, neeiav suddenly that In* was
disappointing a cuntiim
"Ob, yes, of eoor^e. Goti. IIu
joxt this moment gone."
—a dozen symptoms tell you so.
Disordered stomach, unstrung
nerves and loss of appetite; a
feeling of indifference for the
world and everybody in it, in-
cluding yourself; eruptions that
try to force the "badness" out
through the skin all tell their tale.
It's Your Blood
that's raising all this disturbance.
You'd turn away in disgust from
a polluted stream of water, but
you'll let your blood—the food
of your vital organs—remain in
just this condition. Don't do it;
It will cleanse your system of the
cause of these petty sufferings
and fill your veins with new and
lively blood, rich in nourishment.
Brown's Iron liitters is pleasant
to take. It will not stain the teeth
nor cause constipation. See the
red crossed lines on the
HIIOWN CHEMICAL CO.,
12 k Cents
Monro®, Lv., Feb. 2, 1894.
"For days and night* I suffered the ago-
nios of th<* damned, with Neuralgia of the
Knee Joint. One application of
Dr. C. F. BROWN'S
relieved me. Half a 25 rout 1>ottle
cured inc. I malio thin statement hop-
ing Home other person may be relieved.
'J ell it to the people." c. BRYAN.
IT'? TUC Ilin TW" of every sort.
II 0 I IIU M I! U that hat* in iw lift year*.
Uon't be deedvtd by substitutes.
At Druggists, 25 cts Made only by the
C. F. BROWN CHEMICAL CO.. 7? John St.. New York
Kru*Mt« a New Abraxlve Material.
Krushito consists of minute chill-
ed east metal shot, varying in sizo
from mere powder to clover seed size,
which is chilled to intense hardness
without becoming brittlo, a fact
proved by striking it on an anvil,
when tho latter will bo indented. It
is claimed to bo superior to sand,
emery or corundum for stone cut-
ting, polishing, etc., tho action bo-
tween tho blocks and saw blade or
"rubber" being a crushing ono, and
tho balls do not lose tho spherical
slin]»e. Tho wear and tear on tho
rubber is considerably lessened and
the power required reduced one-half.
Krushito is especially adapted for
sawing blocks of granite, for the
sand blast and as a substitute for
diamond drills in boring. One ton
of krushito is equal to throo tons of
the sharpest sand.—Railway Re-
Wliun lie Ih Civilised.
Apropos of a rocent book on Amer-
ica writ ton by an English traveler,
a fiercely patriotic lady says: "Fault
finding is in tho British blood. They
come ovor here, find no end of fault
With everything, go back homo, find
no end of fault with everything
thoro, dio and go to heaven and find
no end of fault with everything
thoro because it is in their naturo.
An Englishman by birth and educa-
tion is a brute, but ho usually trios
tu tell tho truth, just as ho makes a
violent effort to pay his debts of
honor. Physically ho is tho most
beautiful specimen in tho world. He
knows how to put his clothes on, and
ho never looks conscious of them.
Occasionally an Englishman cornea
over here and lives. An American
woman trains him, knocks somo of
the brutality out of him, and then
ho is tho nearest thing to a gentle-
man angel I ever met. "—Chicago
As soon as a true thought bus en-
tered our mind it gives a light which
makes us see a crowd of other ob-
jects which we have never pon.rivod
Kennebec was the nearest a p.
proach tho whites could ri »!;«• t»tin-
pronunciation of (,}:ihininniii;ii<i'i\-.<,
"tho placo of long water."
l'AINTS, varnishes and IIKUSIIK8
Of all kinds, in stock.
WANTED.—An honest, Active gen-
tleman or lady to travel for establish-
ed, reliable house. Salary $780, pay-
able $15 weekly and expenses. Situa-
tion permanent. References. Enclose
self'-addrossed stamped envelope, The
Dominion Company, 318 Omaha
If you waut tags,
If you want dodgers,
ff you want sale bills,
If j'ou want envelopes,
If you want bill heads,
If you want note heads,
If you waut statements,
I f you want show cards,
If you want letter heads.
If you waut programmes,
If you want largo posters,
If you want shipping tags,
If you want wedding cards,
If you want deeds of trust,
If you want business cards,
I f you want negotiable notes,
If you want promisory notes,
If you want deeds for sale of land,
If you want job printing of any
kiud done in the best style and at
"ruck bottom" prices call at the Ran-
ker office or telephone your order.
This is the Space in which MISTROT BROS.
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A BIG CLEARANCE SALE!
In a few days, and readers of the Banner would
advance their own interest by waiting for their lis
.it&XZX . ~ -r^-zr-zs
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Queen and Orescent Route
It will be one of the greatest fair* ever
known to America.
Many features of the Chicago World's
Fair and many additional and new ones
Exposition open September 18th to De-
cember JI st, 1895.
Do yon want to go T
Write to W. C. Rtnearson, O. P. A., Cin-
cinnati, O., for printed matter.
EVERY DAY IN THE YEAR.
The "GREAT BOCK ISLAND ROUTE"
runs a Solid Vestibnle train to KANSAS
CITY and CHICAGO, leaving FORT
WORTH at 8:15 p.m. K
This train also lands you in Denver or
Colorado Springs for breakfast second morn-
ing, only one business day out.
From LINCOLN, OMAHA, and other
Eastern Nebraska Citie*, it saves a whole
nights ride as via any other line.
The equipment, road bed and motive
power are strictly first-class and 'on to
The rate* are as cheap as consistent with
first-class service and the requirement* of
If yon are going East, North, Northeast,
West or Northwest, call on the nearest ticket
agent for maps, informa'.ion, and etc. or ad ■
dresr the undersigned.
J. C. McCABE, G. P. A.,
Fart Worth Tnn
g. d1ekkk. j. s. williams
D1EKKK A WILLIAMS*
Lunch Stand and Short Order
flout* ia connection..
MEALS SERVEB ATALL TIMES
LIQUOB8, BEER, CIttARS, ETC., ETC.
Prompt and courteous attention.
Fresh, Cold Beer alway* en tap.
A share of your patronage is
J. L. AMNIONS
■ortfcaast Oorner Public Square,
Suits and garments made lo order aad are
the old hsliabits
■ ■ mr? j
W.A.WOOD ft Co.
Heart Shingle*, Window*, Doors,
Briok, Lime and Cement,
Genuine Glidden Pence W »i«
Ail Dealer ii Lire Stock,
Sandy Street, next door to Opera Saloon,
Choice meats of all kind at reasonable
price*. Order* filled promptly and deliver-
ed free of charge-
Did Ion Get Tour Texas Lands?
I know oi over a Million acres of land in
Texas awaiting the rightful owner* to get tt,
and if yon ever had relatiyes or kindred wbe
went to Texas, write L. Fulton, Attorney.
Denton Texas. Nearly all perions who
went to Texas in an early day had land*
granted to their heirs. Any attorney* having
egal Directories can tell you as tol*. Fulton
Oiler tig ifcrs Houe,
Brenham! « - Texai
Is supplied at all times with the
very best and purest articles of
files, Ligion, Mia ail Cipn
All goods guaranteed to be aa
represented or money refunded.
Proui Hi Polite Attntioi m i
Generai Invitation extended to all
when in need of something in our
Mixed Drinks a Specialty
l. F.ffiUSHJCI. Prarietsr
Sawed and SpM lor Stovea wad fire place
delivered to any of Ike City at f4M pet cord
cash ot delivery. Yard near Central freijrh
depot. a A UHDKMANM '
Thi* popular Saloon, corner St. Charles
sod Quitman streets, has recently been
thoroagbly overhauled, refitted and re-
openeato the public under new manage
«• ™[ mbwHklthe FINEST
WINKS. LIQUORS AND OtftARM
LUNCH AT ALL H0UR8.
Free 8oup from 9:80 to 1J o'clock.
American Brewing Association beer, ioe
oojd, always oe tap.
Prompt attention. Patronage solicited.
Free Soup Every Day.
O. E. BINZ & CO., PKOPH'8.
SANTA FE HLHN
This favorite aloon has reomtlv
by Mr. H. Fischer, Im«
moved to the - -
Hamilmann block, aad restocked with
.. pl*oe<i ,n charge aa maaageri I
the business, and invites bis friends
and fcrmer patron* to give him a call.
American beer always on tap.
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