The Hempstead Courier (Hempstead, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 1, Ed. 1 Wednesday, June 1, 1859 Page: 4 of 4
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familiarly on I'd
eful to the
After luring gained the love of a spy, Pelli .
■on found it easier to tuiue a spider. Till* in-
sect had drawn ita well orer the ban of the gra-
ting which allowed light aud air to enter the
ceil; he spared it the trouble of watching for ita
prey by placing half dead file# on the edge of
the grating, which the spider cauio down to
fetch. It aoon grow accustomed to this system,
and soon ventured to come and talco ita prey out
of FeHiuon's hand, lie oontinued hU experi-
menta in sphlur education, and it aoon came to
lu master's hand, not merely at hi* voice, but
at the sound of a fife, played by a Busque who
watched him. It would walk fat
Uason's knee.-!, *nd seemed to bo gratel
man who treated it with so much kindness. It
•was no longer a spider in Pelliwton'a eyes; it
wat a friend, a companion in misfortune, a State
prisoner. Wo cannot lielieve (hat a (iorernor
of the Bastile, M. de Beseinnux, had the barbar-
ity to trample under foot this companion of an
unhappy man. It would be almost a crime, tile
more odious as it could only be suggested by
base and stupid cruelty; but a brutal uud hull-in-
toxicated turnkey was probably the perpetrator
of this murder, which drew from the prisoner
this mournful exclamation: "All, sir, you have
caused me greater pain than you could produce
by all the tortures lu the world. 1 would ruther
you liad killed me!"
A prisoner named Liurd, whom Constant! de
RunueviUe had as his companion in his room and
cell, bad tamed rats, which ate and slept with
him. This man, who wax accused of having
published libels against the king .ind court, bail
nota friend in the world, and liad become attach-
ed to his prison by the affection which lie hud
luspired among these vile animals; hu even cur-
ies any one who Is sent to share tile "stone jei •
kin" lu which he was rotting, oil Ids straw, lie
knew them ail by the names lie had given them,
and could distinguish them one from the other.
One wus called Kifcinpuu, another La Goulu, a
third Le ÍYIond, and so on. When he dined,
you might tee ull these rats come round Ids dish
aud wake a horrible dlsturbim.:cl while lie tiled
to keep them on friendly terms. "Come Goulu,"
he would say to one, "you eut toó fust. Let Le
Friaud come up and have his share. Why didst
thou bite Ilauijiaui1" Aud he triud to lecture
those Indocile brutes as if they had. been gifted
with intelligence. "If I had killed one of those
villainous animals," adds the eye-witness, "he
would have Down at my throat." It was u plea-
•ure which diverted ine many times, to see hliA
call those brutes by their names. You might see
them come out of tholr holes as if to recievo
orders; ho gave them a little piece of bread, af-
ter which lie sent them back to their holes by
giving thutn o gentle tap oil the tail.
After having been separated frum Ills friend,
D'AMgt e, who had shared the wondi ous tolls and
fortunate i^sue of Ids first escape, lie nought
among abject animals for another sort of friend-
ship, which would, at least, enable him to en-
dure ttíe burden of solitude. His new friends
were rats which ho hud tamed. "To them," he
writes, "I owe the only fortunate distraction I
found during my long wretchedness." These
raU disturbed him greatly by coming to eut his
straw, and even biting liiin In the face; he resol-
ved, therefore, that as he was forced to live with
them he would try to Inspire theiu with some de-
gree of affection. One day a huge rat having
made its appearance he culled it gently and
threw it some crumbs of bread, which It took
after some hesitation, and carried oft' to its hole.
The next the rut rcappeaieii, and required less
pressing to come and tuko the broad. On the
third duy the tilt became more familiar and moro
voracious, because Lutude deprived himself of a
portion of his daily ration of mont to attract his
hungry guest; on the ensuing days the rat, whose
couUdenco Increased with each repast, cuino up
at a full trot to take its meal fiom the prisoner's
This was not all—example is as contagnom
among rats as among men. The rat took new
lodgings, and summoned its wife aud six young
ones; they took up their quarters around Latudc
who gave them nivmes, and taught them to walk'
on their hind legs, aud to reach their food,
which was bung up about two from the ground.
This society of rats fouud themselves go comfor-
table that tho.v showed their teeth to miy Intru-
der who tiiéd to enter their ranks; they multi-
plied patriarchully up to the number of twenty
■ix, great aud small, who lived, like Latude, on
the King's bread. The spiders were, doubtless-
ly, of a inore savage character than the rats, for
Lutude never succeeded in taming a single ouc.
Although he offered them (lies and insects;—
although he seduced them by whistling and play-
ing upon the llageolet, (which he hud formed by
taking a wheat-stalk out of his pallulsse,) the
«pide s would not ylebl to the soft impeuchincnt,
aud hence he concluded that PelllsHon's spider
was o ilv a myth. Still, the Huron do Tienck.
confined during the same period at MadgebuVg,
found his spiders much tamer; he had even pro-
mised to render a brilliant homage to the mar-
vellous instincts of these insects, and hu would
bare furnished some powerful arguments In favor
of animals possessing a soul.
lio mutely relates, however, lu his memoirs,
the touching hlsto y of tho mouse, which he
tamed to such a degree, thut it came to eat out
Of hi* mouth. "I could not," ho says, "truce
all tho reflections which the astonishing intelli-
gence of this animal produced in me." One
night tho mouse, by leaping, scratching and
Rliiiwlng, caused such atlistuibanco that the ma-
jor, summoned by the sentinels, commanded a
round of tho prison, and himself examined the
loo! and bolt.*, to assuro himself that no at-
tempt at escape was being made. The llarou
de Trenck confessed that all the noise was pro-
duced by tho mou'C, which could not sleep, aud
demanded Its master's liberty. She iu(\)or seised
tho mouse and carried It off to the guurd room.
On tho next day, the mouse, whic.i had tried
with great courage to gnaw Its way through the
door, waited for tlio dinner hour to return to its
master at the heels of the jailor. Trenck was
gieatly surprised to find it climbing up his
legs, and giving him manifold caresses. The
miuor soiled tho poor animal a second time, re-
fusing to restore it to his prisoner; but lie made
it a present to his wife, who put it in a cage, ho-
ping to bring it around by kind treatment and
good food. Two days luter, the mouse, which
would take no food, was found dead. Grief had
Rreovmnr or a Htolkn Pictum, Valph
£'¿0011.—Tho Museum of Amstordam, it will
probably be recollected, wns a tow weeks sineo
robbed of die celebrated picture of the " Holy
Family," by Adrian Vatidcrwerf, painted In the
year 1714, and valued at £20oo. Immediately
on the discovery of the theft, tho authoriteB at
Amsterdam adopted every moans for discovering
the lost picture, by telegraphing the circumstance
to all the capitals in Europe, aud also by publish*
iiig a bill description of it, with an outline sketch
01 the group, h '
cer was unauiu u> gum im
stolen picture until a day o
ascertained that a picture I
tlon of thai stolen had boei
ot the group, lu the Butch papers. The Chief
" «loners of pollcu in the metopolis, on re-
information of the theft, placed the affair
In the hands of Mr. Inspootor Wblchor, of the de-
teotira department, Scotland yard; but that ofH#
cer wu unable to gain the slightest clue to thl
i til a day ot two sineo, when ho
uro answering the descrip-
been for sale at a west end
picture establishment, for £1500 by two foreign-
er*, a man and a women, but refused. Ho after-
wards traced tho picture to another establish-
ment in the same neighborhood, where they had
left it at the request of the assistant for tho in-
spection of the prinoopal ou Ills return Jiome.
They here also asked £1900 for the picture, but
consented to take £lüOo as the lowest price.
In die meantime Mr. Inspootor Whlcher called
M the shop, and Sudlng it answered the descrip-
tion of the stolen plctui^ took possession of It,
and afterwards apprehended die man and women.
A Boston broker, whose mind was foil of
, was ask«d a few days since,
father was. '"Veil," said he, ah-
e old gentleman is quoted'#* eighty,
r prospect he will reach par,
1 bo at a premium."
* be Inhabited
Dreadful Boiler Explosion In
Diiiidee, bcotland—Ureut Io m
The Liverpool Journal, of the 22d idt., lias the
annexed account ofa dreadful occurrence In Dun-
dee, (Scotland) involving the loss of many Uvea:
Yesterday afternoon week, there wus a fearful
losscf life in Dundee, In consequence of the burst-
ing of a large boiler at the extensive spinning
woiks at Hcouringburii, belonging to the Messrs
Edward. Such was the force of the explosion,
that the entire side of the wing of the building
in which the boiler was placed was thrown to the
ground and upwards of thirty persons were burl'
ed in the ru'lis
The daily Bulletin gives the following version
of this terrible calamity: "A most .melancholy und
uppuliug accident occurred yesterday afternoon
at Dundee, by which about sixty young females
lost their lives. The scene of this mournful
event was Mr. Edward's flax spinning mill, in
which a large number of youngwoiiien we re em-
ployed. About one o'clock the lioiler of the
establlshmentexplodcd with a tremendous crash,
uud the two stories of the tenoiiieut, immediately
above the oug.ne, In which seventy spinucis were
engaged at tho time, were instantaneously
reduced to ruins. Tile shock of the explosion
was so great that It wus felt on all shies at a dis-
tance of ubout a mile. An Immense crowd soon
collected at ttie scene of the dreadful catastrophe,
uud operations were immediately commenced,
witli u view of removing the dead bodies, or rescu-
ing any sufferers who might be still ulive.
At four o'clock, three hours after the occur-
rence, seventeen dead bodies hud been cxcuvut-
ed from tho debr is. The accident caused an in-
tense seusution III town and ueighliorliood. The
spcctucle was most agonizing, ami tho wailing
aud lauientution of the friends uud relatives of
the unfortunate girls were truly heart-rending.
A gloom was cast over the inhabitants of the
town, uud a feeling uf mournful sudness pervaded
the crowd and the street
I'ike's Peult Hold Nines.
The public will bear us witness that we have
nevor been very great believers in the stories
which have from time to time reached us, aud
b .'on published of extraordinary rich and exten-
sivo Gold Mines in the l'iko's Peak region. We
have published such accounts as seemed to us
well authenticated, giving tho names, in many
cases, o'f tho authors, and leaving tho rest to
time to deturminu. Thut there is gold in ull thut
region of country, as there Is in New Mexico, no
one disputes, but whethor It will pay for the
labor aud exposure, uud the outlay of the ml-
venturo is to be proven, and thut within the
present year. We hardly err when we say.
thut by the first of June fifty thousand persons
will be congrcgutcd at Pike's l'eak region, and
although many of them have gone thero from
the love of adventure, aud with no very well
defined intention of doing much work—living
by their wits, us the phrase Is—there will lie
enough to find out the extent and profit of the
gold depoits. The end of this your will settle
Those who observed tho character of this
emigration this spring, must have noticed the
vast number who wore totally unprepared for an
expedition of this kind. A black carpet-bag,
an extra puir of boots,'and a substantial suit of
clothes, with, iu every ease almost, a title or
gun, anil perhaps six shooters, generally con-
stituted their outfit for a trip of one thousand
miles. Of mining Implements, or nnything to
aid in separating the particles ?if gold fro t. the
earth, the exhibition was a scanty one. It is
not probable that they woro iu butter supply on
leaving Kansas city, Leavenworth city, St.
Joseph, Atchison, or any other point on the
Missouri river. But thousands have gone, how-
ever, and it will not be long until we shall see
to wiiut extent they have improved their fur-
Recently, wo hnvo understood that, while
many of tlieso emigrants have the gold fever
well developed, thero woro hundreds, perhaps
thousands of these carpot-sAckand devll-mnv-etire
boys—who i.ave uu entirely dlfl'orent object iu
view. They start with the Intention of bringing-
up at Pike's l'eak, or thereabouts, but they
don't intend to slay there. It is now said that
be n^ otico there, they can readily di op down
upon Sonora and Chihuahua, not exactly as
filibusters, but with the intention of taking pos
session of—or at least getting a foothold in-
thoso Mexican States. Cot tain it is, that meet
lugs have been held by tlicin at St. Joseph, if
not other places, with a view to consultation
about the itioVfitiimil. If they do not find the
gold-diggings to their liking, then the thousu ds
of Idle uud disappointed persons about Pike's
l'eak will be rife for anything, and nothing will
be easier than to engage in this predatory in-
cursion into the States of Chihuahua, a d So-
nora. Even g anting that their inclinations in
many cases, might not lead thuui to ungugo In
such an enterprise, yot starvation is a provocative
of many wrong doings, and it will be so witli
That thore arc many men on the road who
seriously contemplate this expedition against
the Mexican States, wo are well assured.—
Wiiai.krs Ciiushko in tiik Iok—Letters re-
ceived by the North Hilton speak of numerous
disasters to British whalers In the arctic seas, a
number of steamers anil sailing vossels having
been lost in the lee. A dispatch from Peterhead
England, April 18, anouuees the arrival at that
Sort ofthu whaling ship Narwal Deuchurs, from
recttluitd, which reports the o al loss of live
ships (two of them steamers) while employed in
the fisheries In the arctic seas. They were
the Empie.is of India, an iron auxiliary screw
steamer, lunched at Newcastle In the early part
of the year; the Volunteer, another screw steam-
ship, belonging to the Tyuv: the bark Alher, of
Peterhead, and Mileiica, of Fraserburgh, and a
third baik, name at present unknown. It is
supposed that tliev were crushed in the lee.
Tho Gertrude, of Hull, also sustained consider-
able damage lu the lee, aud the Narwal Dcuchars
reports having hud a narrow escape. The Em-
press of ludia was a verry flue vessel, 6on tons
register and 100 horse power. As tho English
have comparatively ti w whalers In the arctic
soils, their fleet In those wators must bo well-
Muhiik* Will Out.— A letter from Hong
Kong China, gives the following account of a
late tragical event at that place:
The Mastiff, a Now York ship, was laying lu
the harbor, when ouo morning Captain Johnston
the master missed Ills Chinese servant boy, and
also about $75,00(1 in Knglish sovereign'. Nut-
urely, ho Inferred that tho liny hud stolen tho
money and run away. Hut a week utter tho
body came up from tho water with a rope tight
about tho neck, showing the body had been
strangled and a pieco of iron attached to the
rope to keep him down. But It was raised by
au accidental blow on the side of the ship, and
came up as a witness. Murder would out. Throe
of the crow wore Imprisoned, one a Frenchman
and tho others Irishman, who were uonvicted
mainly on their own statements aud condoled
to lie hung. Only a small part of tho money
lias boon recovered.
enqmsit DkmaNds on Mkxico.—Lord Otwny
the British Minister in Mexico, has issued a circu-
lar, In which lie declares:
"From a dispatch which I received from Earl
Malnisbury by the last moil, It would appear that
her Brittanlc majesty's government, weut leit out
by the fruitless exertion to obtain from (lie gov-
ernment of Mexico a settlement of the outstand-
ing claim* of British subjects, and bolug unable
to bri. g to bear upon that government the In-
fluence of tho B iUsh naval forcd now off Vers
Cms, bare determined ou holding tho whole gov-
ornmeut indifferently responsible for tho observ-
ance of all International obligations, as far as
England Is concerned. It Is therefore tho Inten-
tion of hor majesty's government to take advan-
tage of tho presence of the fleet In the Gulf, and
to hold Vera Crux, by what over party It is occu-
pied, to be, as It were, tho treasury of Mexico,
and enforce there, as for as posible, tho payment
of all outstanding claims of British subjects In
Olí! I would gire the hopo of years
To win that heart of thine;
To know Its strong aud fervent love
Was mine, forever mine.
The tendrils of my love would twine
Around thee, fond and true;
'T would cheer thy fainting soul as none
But woman's love cun do.
Oh! I would give the hope of years
To win that heart of thine,
And weave a flow'ry dlndem
Around that heart of thine.
I'd gather virtue's snowy flowers,
And love's, of heavenly blue,
And sympathy, whose rosy leaves
Aurora gave their hue;
Anil o'er those precious buds I'd fling '
Affection's pcaily dew—
Those blessed tear-drops of the heart
Of one that's pure and true;
And while thy lovo for me was warm,
Thou'dst know that^uch was mine,
That I vould give the hope of years
To win that heart of thine.
TIIK BUOY'S LAMENT.
Alas! tho joys that fall to mc,
Arc few and far apart,
Like angel visits, they seldom bé
A cordial to my heart.
Were It not for tho love of one,
Wiios i heart's so kind and dear,
I'd pray Jhiit the light of another sun
Should never find me here.
I'd pray to have my body laid
Beneath the grassy sod,
Were it not for tho charming maid,
Whom I love next to my God.
But for her! I'd pray to die,
Hut let my troubled spirit go
To join the happy in the sky,
Or sink to endleis woo.
My pleasures are nil mixed with strife,
And ever will be so;
Aud just another such a life
I never wish to knew.
Perhaps, I may some pleasure seo,
At sumo far distant day,
That such a time may ever bo
I most ardently do pray.
Who knows tho troubles of iny heart,
None I reuly do suppose,
If they did, they'd take a part
In lightening of my woe's
There's ono fair being in tills land,
Who could my troubles euro,
By giving me hor virtuous hand
And loving heart so puro.
Till that happy day shall come to pass,
(If ever it I live to see,)
My hours will be full of trouble, alas!
And iny life, to mc, a misery.
If she knew what I do feel,
And Is what she pretends to he,
I think she would my troubles heal,
By some day marrying me.
I do not doubt hor, she Is too puro,
To feign what she dont feel,
And too sweet a creature sure
My woes to ever seal, J. W. C.
nr oliver wknkkli. holmes.
Soe how yon flaming herald treads
The high and willing wnves,
As crashing c 'or their crested heads,
She bows her surly slaves.
With foam before, ami fire behind,
She rends the clinging sea
That flies before tho roaring wind,
licneuth her hissing lee.
The morning spray, like son-born flowers.
With heaped and glistening bells,
Falls round her Ki.it, in ringing showers,
With every wuve that swells;
And flaming o'er the midnight deep,
In lurid fringes thrown,
The living gems of ocean sweep,
Along her flashing zone.
With clashing wheel, an ling keel,
And smoking torch on .ilgh,
When winds arc loud,and billows reel,
She thunders foaming by;
When seas aro silent and serene,
With even beam she glides,
The sunshine glittering through the green
Thut skirts hor gleaming sides.
Now, Hko a wild nymph, far apart,
She veils her shadowy form,
The beating of her restless heart
Still sounding through tho storm;
Now answers liko a courtly duuio,
Tho reddelng surges o'er,
With flying scarf of spangloU flame,
The rharos of tho shore.
Hark! hark! I hero yon whistling shroud;
I sen you qu'vering mast;
The bluck.throut of tho haunted cloud
Is panting forth tho blast.
An hour ,and whirl'd like winnowing chaff,
The giant surge shall fling
Ills tresses o'er yon penant staff,
White as the sea-bints wing.
To-night yon pilot shall not sleep,
Who trims his narrow'd sail;
To-nigot yon frigate scarce s)ta|l keep
Her broad breast to the gale;
And many a foresail, scoop'd and straln'd
Shall break from yard and stay,
Before this smoky rcath lion stained
Tho rising mist of day.
But rest, yc wanderers of the iloep;
Nor wind nor ware slial tiro
Those floshless arms whoso pulses leap
With floods ofllvlng fire.
Sleep on, and when the morning light
Streams o'er tbo silent bay,
Oh, think of those for whom the night
Shall never wako in day.
The man who minds I is own business ha* ob-
tained a steady employment
Curious Boikvtihc Dihcovkrv.— Mr. Moeer
of Konlgnberg, Prussia, it is said, bus shown .
tha' light constantly emanates from all bodies,
even iu complete darkness, and thut when p'aced
near each other, they receive upon their i Urf.tee,
reciprocally, pictures of each other. These
photographic pictures, however, are Invisible,
and continue to lie ty until they are developed i
by the application of certain vnpo:*, such as'
that of water, mercury, idolue, Ac. These
marvellous discoveries of M. Moser huve been
fully confirmed by other inoro reccnt Inquirers.
A freight cur was oponed at Renwoodi Vir-
ginia, the other dav, which had been closed
since it left Philadelphia, near a week before.
No sooner was the door opened, than out jump-
ed u yauiig mm, who took lo his heels, without
stopping to answer any questions. Tho ex-
aml'iulloii showed that the traveler hsd provided
him«elf with enough of eatables , to keephlmu
much longer trip than the one he made.
Before marrying a ludy for her money, consid-
er what a terrible Incumbrance you will find your
wif" In the event Oi its be'nc lost.
Houston A i vkrtisemicnts.
A* DICEW J IIAY,
SUCCESSOR TO ROBERTS t CO.. IN THE DRUB IUSINESS.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER
Wlitit Ilia* I'ri'tw suys.
" Costa it's" Exterminators arc Invaluable rem-
edies for cleaning houses of all sorts of vermin:
with ull confidence we recommend them.
—jV, V. Daily Ulule Rcgittcr.
"Cohtaii's" remedies for all domestic pets,
such as Bats. Roaches, Bed-Bugs, Ants, Fleas,
Ac., are invaluable ; we can speak fiom actual
knowledge of their merits. Dltronisis and I)K.U-
eiis should send their ordeis early, If they would
secure a trade Iu them.—.V. }'. Journal.
. "I shall write something about your Extermi-
nator, as 1 can do so «It i propriety. Thy lire
selling rapidly here ami destroying vermin.—Ed.
"Jianner," fayette, Mo.
" Death to all Vermin."
' As sprng approaches, %
Ants and no .tonics,
Ft out their holes come out,
And Mick and Bath,
Despite of Cuts,
Gaily skip ubout,
You, In the night,
As on the bed you slumber,
While Inskuts crawl
Thro, chamber and hull,
In squads without number.
IT IS TRULY WONDKRFCL with what cer-
tuinty Ruts, Roaches, Mice, Moles, Ground Mice,
Hod-Bugs, Ants, Moths, Slosquctoes, Fleas, in-
sects on Animals, in short every species of Ver-
min, uro ntterlv destroyed and exterminated by
" otttn-'g" Hat. iioacii, Ac.,
' (.'oNtai'8 ' ilt'd-Biig Extermi-
4 «'«star's" Electric, powder lor
Supplied direct bv mail to any address in tho
United Stales, as follows:
On receipt of $1 a box of the Rat, Roach, 4c.,
(In receipt off 2 a box each of the Rat, Roach,
&c.. Exterminator and Ei.i ctkic Powiikb (sent
postage paid,) sufficient to destroy the vermin on
Sold by Put'ooti-tb and Dealers every where
"Cos r a it's" Principal Dwot, 42(1 Bhoaowav,
P- S.—Circular, terms, etc., sent by mail on
application to G. A. BRHRMAN. Galveston,
may28-:<w Wholes tie Agent for Texas.
n. l. pkel. jar. f. iil'mulk.
P::EL & DLM8Li:,
Cotton Factors and General
COMtW.SslON 4N0 FO'iWWN «"'.CHANTS,
PF.nSONAI. attention given to the sales of
cotton, limes or proiiuck, and the execu-
tion of orders entrusted to tliem. ' tnav'JH
j. j. cain.
it. s. hlocnt.
J. J. CAIN k CO ,
iiic /ii'tmmis of tl>e W fioiiO,
STORAGE A COMMISSION
WE STORE, SELL AND SHIP COTTON,
MEKt-'tlANDISE, and ull kinds of Pro-
duce. Our largo Warehouse enable us to
pin iri'hin door1 nil thu produce und merchan-
dise which may be consigned to us.
Sp. ci tl attention given tho s.tlling of Cotton,
mid o dors for Goods promptly attended to.
UEION PRESS AND WAREHOUSE,
T_ W_ WHITMARSH.
Sucessorto T. S. Lubbock.
RECEIVING, FORWARDING M COMMISSION MERCHANT,
Houston, May 28. vlnl !Un
CHARLES_ LONG COPE,
COMMISSION, TCCIVINC 4 F0IW1RPING MERCHANT.
PERSONAL attention given to selling and
shipping cotton nnd other produce; also
fo"warding of merchandise to tifo Interior.
Orders for supplies promptly attended to when
accompanied with ptoducc or cash. vlnl:0m
Canoor Cur*?d Without a Knife,
"NO CUHE, NO PAY."
01. ROBERT KELLY, H0IKT1N, TEXIS.
CURES Cancer, Tumour, Wen, Mcwsis, White-
Swelling and Chronic sores of overy descrip-
tion. vlul: Dm.
I J_ LATHAM,
Mao*, Street, Houston, Texas,
DPEALER In Dry Goods. Groceries, gi m
Hardware, Furniture, China, Glass I1"I? ™
and Earthenware, Jewelry,Saddlery, Ac. Lililí/
Also, a full supply of Clothing, Uoots, Shoes,
Carpeting, Wall Paper, House-Furnishing ar-
ticles, beautiful sets of China, rich Furniture,
Cutlery, etc, which will be sold on tho most
reasonable terms. vlnl Hm
NEW STORE! NEW GOODb!
in TIIK DtTtlNT DISTRICT, MAIN STRKF.T.
THE best and largest assortment of CLOCKS
over offered iu Texas, and at unpreceden-
ted low prices. A fine assortment of
Kllvcr Plalfd War^,
consisting of Casto,n, Cake Baskets, Tea Sets,
Tabic, Dessert and Ten Spoons; do. do. Forks,
Sonp and G.avy I.adh's, Tea Bells, Cups, Nap-
kin Rings, etc., Oil Paintings, Gent's Merino Un-
der Garments, Mechanical Toys; also a variety of
other useful sud ornamental goods.
notinston, mny28 Ar/ml.
, A. illcUOWEA'K
Opposit* Tit* Dkpot op rn* Ckntral Railroad,
TnK ttubpcriber hereby notifies Ids friends and
the public generally, that he Is prepared to
do all kinds of iron Castings at the shortest no-
tice. Also to build Drat class Engines, for Saw
•111I Grist Mills, or for any other picpose, with
boilers and all other necessary fixtures. All
work will bo ihipped on the Central and Houston
Tap-Rail Roads free of drayagc, and on as low
terms as any other establishment of the kind in
the BUM. [mayM! A, NoGOWKN.
Glass, Paints, Oils, Ove
Stuff's, Ac., Sign of the Gold-
en Mortar, Main St., Hous-
We are constantly r eceiv-
ing fresh supplies of nil the
above articles, which we of-
fer on as good terms as they
can be purchased elsewhere. We also keep a
very superior stock of Wines and Bt uu dies, for
Ortlers mi'l< tin] and promptly nttcntnl t«.
Hempstead, May 28. vl 111:9ni.
w. m. rice. f. a. rice.
r:cs & Co.,
LIQUORS OF ALL KINDS,
í¡l¡iifs, Oils, MiiiW ül;iss,
Ii-ort, Wails, $.iicK8 iifl)'s
LIME AND CEMENT,
SATS, CAF3, SO OTC
ES JET GL5> 9
and a general stock of
Muy '28. vlnl 11 in
H_ H_ DOOLEY ^CO.,
Every Variety of Hats & Caps.
THEY have received their winter suppl es,
consisting of French and American liuts,
oi the latest and
which they offer to the public low for cosh.
Also, a fine assortment of
B1*S' ANO CK LOTNl' HATS AN!) CAPS,
ZiaAies Siding Hate,
of the lit tost H'yle,
Sill¡, CussillINl'í W? OÍllílT ifafs,
of their own inunufuoturo.
ZW Puts ¡nude to order on shortest notice.
Country orders solicited.
1ST Sign of the Red Hut, f'lnenii House
Houston, Tcxrs. vlnl tint
Li.ui, iw A 1 Advkktiskmbnl>.
IMPORTANT TO TRAVELERS!
THE HOUSTON ANO TfXAl CENTSAl 11AILWAY.
To nil parts of the State bv Railway A stngcsi
TIME & MONEY SAVED !
New Arrangement, Comm. n< inn July 1st '58
NEW TIME TABLE:
Trains leave Houston every day at 1 a. m.
Arrive at Cypress. 8:4a a. m.
" nt Hempstenil, at 1U:30 u. ui.
I.eave Hempstead at 12 m.
Arrive at Cypress at 1:40 p. m.
" at Houston. 8:30 a. in.
The great tin ough V. P. Daily Mail Line from
Galveston and Houston, to the interior.
Tho Houston nul Texas Central Railway com-
pleted to Hempstead.
Trains leave Houston every day at 7 o'clock,
a. m., connecting nt Hempstead with Sawyer's
splendid lines of Daily Four Horse Post Conches
for Austin, via Chnpp61 Hill, Brenham, Round
Top, La Grange, Bastrop, Webberville to
Austin—28 miles less staging than any other
Tills lino connects at Austin with Sawyer's
Daily Four Horse Post Coaches for Gonzales,
Lockhai t, Soguin, New Braunfels, San Antonio
nnd all Western Texas.
Ti ¡-weekly Mail Stages also connect with the
roud ut Hempstead for Waco, vlu Anderson,
Booiivtlle, Wheelock OwonsvIUe, Alta Springs
and Marlin. Connecting nt Waco with Tri-
weekly stages for Rcltou, Georgetown, Austin,
Mllford, Waiahachie, Lancaster, Dallus, Mc-
Klnncy, Bonhani, Paris to Clarksville and thence
to Little Rock Arkansas.
Stugos connect with this road nt Cypress for
Montgomery, Danvillo, Cold Springs, Planters-
ville, Wnverly, Hnntsvllle, Tuscaloosa, Crockett,
Palestine, Henderson, Rusk, Madisonville, Ty-
ler, Nacogdoches, San Augustine, and tlio
county seats of noarly every county east of tho
All these Stages are scheduled to the quickest
time In the Mate, and tho connections arc known
to be the best and most reliable, aud all of thcui
carry the U. S. Mails.
F. B. CHASE, Sup't.
Freight received at the Depot from 1
a. 111., to 5 p. m., (Sunday excepted) but in no
case will freight lie received ufter S p. m.. Ship-
ment guaranteed next day. vlnl Dm.
MAUTIV K. KNELL, lute
proprietor of the 'Caldwell
House,' informs his numerous^
fiends, aud former pations, that he has opened
the ubove house, at
directly opposite the Railroad Depot, where he
is now prepared to entertain the
GREAT TRAVELING PUBLIC,
with the be*t the market affords. His house
shall be inferior to none in the Stute, while he
will use every exeitlou to make it the best. A
good stuble, comfortable rooms and experienced
and trusty servants, and every attention to the
wants of tho trnvclc", he feels assured, from
long experience, will not fail giving entire sat-
Hempstead, May 28. vlnl:ly.
Notice to Travelers in Texas.
Twenty-fbur to Thirty- ix Hjura Saved.
Comvjtiu.q ftiistii), Sim Sfifomo onJ in-
Íííinei5¡;it¿ tílws Ivitl) ifonaloii, Ü¡|iües-
to>) ¡10O tfe 1 iDrlcypa.
SHORTEST, quickest and cheapest
route to the Biazos and Colo-
rado ValU-ys, Austin and Western
B. B. & C. RAILROAD.
From Hnrrlsburg, connecting with Galveston
nnd New Orleans, Ha rishu g aid Houston Ü.
S. Mail Steamers; and nt Richmond with stages
to Austin, San Antonio and to Gonzales and in-
Curs leave Hurrisburg every day, (oxccpt
Sunday) at 7 o'clock, a. m. aud Rlchmoud at 1
o'clock, p. m.
Passonge.-s for Austin, Galveston, etc., leave
Galveston oti Monday's or Friday's steamboat,
taking cars at Hirrlsburg, ami stages at Rich-
mond the following days, reaching Austiu or
San Antonio in 2| days from Galveston.
Stages connecting with the above R. R.,
leave Austin on Monday*, Wednesdays • and
Through tickets, by F. P. Sawyer's stages,
and Railroad to Harrlsburg or Houston, may
may bo obtained from Fmsix ft Caru, Austin,
Texas. JN'O. A. WILLIAMS.
Superintendent B. B. B. * C. Railroad.
Harrlsburg, May 'i8. vlnl Dm.
KEI I V HOUSE,
Late Mer h?.ntn Hotel.
Gontjl-ess Street, íloiisíon, Texas .
I HAVE taken «barge of the
above well known House,
where I shall devoto my whole
timo and ¡"teroat to tho wants
of thos" who mnv fuvor me with
age. It is situated in the most bealthlv pa -t
of the city, am) lias accommodations superior to
any note! in the city. It contains sixty large
airy rooms, all of which are well furnished.
Carriages always in readiness to convoy pas-
sengers and baggage to and from the boa's and
cars. C. S. KELLY.
Houston, May 28. vlnl Dm.
fa it271 xt so'jss,
T. R. J. HADLF.Y, PnorniKTon,
Fannin Street, Houston Texas.
I AM now prepared to 1 eceive
company. I huve added
to this heretofore loomy house
twelve new rooms 14 by 15 feet, with fTcp aces
In each, they a e well furnished ai d ventilate 1
with Halls and promenades. The illnl' g 00111
will soon be extended anil other improvements
iimde. I p oinise the best fare anil comfort,
aud If I don't comply I make no charge. I
have a stable an excellent ostler, and am pre-
pared to make my country customers, and
others feel at home, which 1 will endeavor to
(xALVKST 'N ADVKRTISKMKNI'S.
EVERYBODY IN CITY OR COUNTRY
A ZR:Z:AHT CIAZ L:&ST
By tulii£ Bntvmau'* Patent Safety
THE cheapest light in tho country. With it
you cun have a light equal to any (¡as
Light, or Tkn CaNOI.ks, for three-fourths of a
cent tin hour, or you cun regulate it to burn all
Night for Jive cent*.
It generates Its own Gas as it burns, from com-
mon Fluid, Vegetable or Patent oil, nnd is wa -
ranted pe> f. ctlv safe. It is clean and simple,
free from smoke, or offensive odor, and requires
110 trimming or chimney, but can be used with
or without 11 Globe or Shade. It is ndupted to
p ivate Dwellings, Hotels, Halls, Churches,
Factories, Workshops, --'teaiuboats ai d Cars, as
eve: y description of lamps, oil or fluid, Aet al,
Solar, flanging, or hand lump cun be altered to
the <ius Lamp.,
If you want a brilliant Light at a small expanse
don't fail to call ut
H. C, BAIW 6i Co'*., On T.nmp Depot.
Market St., Galveston. Texas.
Also, constantly 0:1 hand, BACON'S FLUID
GAS, (warranted non-explosive.) Camphcne
and Alcohol, which we offer at wholesale or
retail, at tho lowest ma 'ket price.
Hempstead, May 2S:vl:nl Oin.
fi. R. DAVIS.
JO* s, HOOT St CO.,
HOUSE FURNISHING DEPOT.
No. 8 Stiund Street, Galveston.
WHOLESALE & 11ETA1L. DEALERS
Furniture, House Furnishing
CLOCKS, Watches, Jewelry, Books, Sta-
tionery, Printing Paper, Ac.
Agents for T. Gilbert & t'o's Celebrated
Pianos—fiir sale ut Manufactures prices. 111 :!lni
CAMERON & HAMIL TON,
MANUFACTURES QF WtST'S PATFNT BM.VMIIC HOOFING
IT Is conceded to be the best roofing material
for the South, It is Cheap, Durable, and above
all, it is
P:2Í a*?'3 007
and completely Impervious to water. Water
may stand on it for any length of time without
It is so incumbustible, that burning shingles
or shaving falling fium burning buildings im-
mediately a.yolntng, will uot ignite or injure it
ill the least.
It is not injured by atmospheric changes, hav-
ing been tested for a number of years Iu Syra-
cuse, N. Y., by the patontees.
It costs ubout one-liulf 11s much as tin; will
last much longer; is not affected by the high
winds so prevalent in this country, uud will re-
main the same in the coldest or warmest weath-
It is well known to be the best material for
flat roofing in the country, so desirable for cheap-
It Is perfect for stopping leaks in gutters, for
coating tin 1 oofs, and around chlmiiies, and
Dormer windows, which are so troublesome in
This material will he sold by tho barrel ready
for use. Instructions will be sent with each
barrel; how to use, so there can be no mistake
as 10 tlie mode of using It.
Price of Cement Per Bnrrcl 444.
Contracts tafeen and completed by the un-
Wo call your attention to the accompanying
ccrtiticatcs, aud refer you to the following named
Lieut. W. H. Stevens, U. 3.15. Corps.
J. P. Davie, Galveston, Texus.
(}. Whine, " "
John De Voting, Surveyor, Architect and
N, Austin, Belton, Texas.
This is tho only patent of the kind using
India rubber and Gutta Percha, which renders
it far inoro prcTernblo In this climate.
Orders rccfived by the undersigned and in-
structions given how to use it.
CAMEUON & HAMILTON.
Galveston, Texas. rl nl:9tn.
JOHN DKAN, WILLIM RA.NPLI:, FRKP E. SANfOHIl
DEAN. HANDLE £ CO.,
[l.ATE DEAN k CRAMER.]
Galveston, Texas. rln 1:9m.
JOSEPH AYERS, Proprietor.
THE above well known
House has been thorough-
ly repaUedanduewly (Viniiahcd
with all the latest Improvements
prietors do not hesitate hi saybtg it nholl be con-
ducted 011 principles such as will Insure the coin-
forts of Its guests.
The table will bo supplied with the delicacies
tho maiket affords. A share of public pation-
age is solicited. vlnl Bm
N. OULEA^ Advertiskmknts.
A O real Victory
FOR SOUTHERN MANUFACTURES.
6h¡m? Solí íjíTec^l of Offeired bu
fye> t|i)ttcOBíníes lielD inOcto-
bei' 1858, fot* fhe best íoH^blí
Sten«) £O0iue, foe planta-
tion purposes toas uniriei)
tli¿ £agle 3il ¡ufane
Can any one doubt now but what our Knglnes
aud Mills are the*best, when we actually beat
the most important manufactures in our whole
<0 intry on u full- trial?
We do not pretend to humbug as to Horse
Power—our sales are made under a special
gai antoe to perform fully as represented, or no
sale. We send our own Mechanics to erect and
learn a negro to work our Machinery.
PORTABLE CIRCULAR SAW MILLS,
PORTABLE AND STATIONARY Sl'EAM
ENGINES) For Sawing Lunger;
Driving G ' t .tlli's,
and other Plantation u.19
with elthe , ' "'inotJ or flue boili-rs neither of
which req>. a any b ick work in their erection
Souths i n Made Circular Saws,
GRIST MILLS, 4c. 4c.
Constantly receiving and for sale bv
EDMUND M. IVENS, Agent.
Xi). 2 Cnion St., New Orleans.
P. s.—' in of our Illustrated Catalogues of our
machinen >vill be scut to any oue desiring it.
Xj. jr. WBBSTBR,
IMPORTER Su, DSALEF?
59 St. Charles St., New Orleans.
Price Iy st of Stationary Stoam Engines.
Stationu'-y Steam Engine, 20 Horse power j
Cylinder, In inch bore and 20 Inch stroke;
Boiler 10 inches diameter and 24 feet long,
dou'ile flueil; Governor and Judson valve, cop-
per und 80 feet lead Pipo; Boiler Irons, Breach
lug, Chimney So feet high ; together with steam
pipes, pumps, bolts, Ac., complete. Cash or
City Acceptance eijual to cash SI,ROO
Stationary Engine, 20 Horse Power, Cylinder .
10x24; Boiler und everything as above adapted,
to this size. ♦1,91)0
Stationary Engin", 80 Horse Power, Cylinder
12x24, Boiler 42X/U and every thing as above,
uilapated to this size. $2,600 j
5 ationary Engine, 80 Horse Power, Cylimlert
12x80, Boiler 42x26 and everything aa abovej
adapted to this size. ' $2,Bt 10^
Stationary Engine, 15 Horse Power, Cylinder
8x20, boiler 40x20 and everything as above,"
adapted to this size. $l,5O0J
Stationary Engine, 15 Ho -se Power, Cylinder!
8x16, Boiler Ssx Ji) und cverpcbiug us atMive,
adapted to this size. |l,4u0
Circular S*w Mills.
With Iron Frames and improved Iron Rcrewd
Head Blocks, connected so that one man cant
set the log, with 20 feet of Carriage and 50 feet 1
Truck Irons. This Mill combines all of the ad-
vantages vet introduced, and is much stronger
than any other Manufacture.
48 inch Saw Mill 25 feot Carriage as above (535
50 " " " " 545
62 " " " " 665
64 " " " " 575
56 " " " " « aoo
60 " " « " 650
When a Doublo Mill Is wanted, $100 on the
above is charged.
rfeoond Class Mill.
Made san 0 as above, except lighter weigh'
48 inch Mill 26 feet Carriage, $46c '
46 " " " 450
44 " " " 440
42 . 480 j
20 " " " VJfl
All Mills guaranteed «omplete up to the ]
ing Belt, anil to perform well when properly <
Nuwell's Cotton Screws, Lathes, from Ti
feet for turning Wood or Iron, Grist Mills, I
cnlar Saws, French Burr Mill Stones, Boy
Cloth, Horse powers, 4c., &c., always on 1
Portable) Encinos. .
4 Horse Power. Cylinder 5x10
6 " " " 6x10
1 " " " 64*10
8 " " " 7x1.
12 " " " 8|
15 " "
20 M "
The 4 to 8 norso Power En
for driving Cotton Gins, Grist I
anil the la ger to do tho satnej
run a Saw Mill. They arc f'nlj
Power, and Workmanship,^
For grinding Cob and <
No. 2 Mill, for Horse Po
3 " "
4 " ii
J. h. Burrow's p#
(Tiik nest anii crej
Mo e than 2,500 of!
used, principally in the 1
been returned from failil
Is warranted to grind
flour, in a given time,
unv Mill ever offered in tÜ
size, and to give entire
returned at our expense.
88 in dble Geared, $275;
80 in dble Geared, $226; 20 hi dble (
30 In single Geared, $200; 20 In dble
21 In single Geared $150
I'. J. WICBSTBR, Bole .
April 28:vl:n:l:4m. 89 St. ChJ
(Patented 23d March, 1858 by Robt. Qlennou.)
CfBie, 67 •it. Chirlo St., New Orleans.
Offering for tale tha Riih'* for CoitnlU*,
Parith- \ Stat'i and Territorio*, on
liberal term* and time.
WE will receive orders and contract for
Roofing Cotton Gins, Sugar House*,
Warehouse". Mills, Depots, Count and Clty v
dwellings. Steamboats, Cart, 4c., 4o. and for
Covering Posts in Salt or Freeh Water. Wt
fully guarantee all work done bv as, and respect-
fully solicit Plainer and Builder* to give us a
call, as we can supply them the matntial with
nlaln directions for use, at 40 per esai MMhan
any other fir" Proof Roofing.
H10thorn Fire-Próof Bootnr Co.
▼l;nl:9n Per JOS. a LOGAN, fort.
£$f": * !
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