The Texas Countryman. (Hempstead, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 28, Ed. 1 Saturday, August 10, 1867 Page: 2 of 4
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ACST1X COUNTY, TMXJS
8ATUBDAY,....AUG. 10, 1867.
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HP" The Concordia Manufacturing Co.
give notice that they will not be responsible
for any accounts contracted, except those
signed by the Secretary or Superintendent
of the Company. See notice.
£7* See notice of the consolidation of
The Houston Direct Navigation Company
and the Texas Navigation Company.
•xnex irecn*jmganon company are now
prepared to do a large business between
Galveston Bay and Houston, with a full
quantity of steamboats, barges and tugs.
It will be seen from a pernsunl of the
prospectus of the company that a saving
of fully one-third is realized by shipping
through ti e company. Backed by such
directors as House, Willis, Bagby, &c.,
gives the company every reliabilty.
t#~ There isa fine chance for the young
ladies advertised in our columns this week.
Now is the time to secure a husband. The
advertisement is for ougl t we know bona
fide, and we know the person to he the beau
\dtal of a man.
POLITICS VS. MORALITY
Messrs. Moody, Bradley & Co.,
Cotton and Wool Factors and General
Commissi on Merchants, Strand, Galveston,
advertise with us this week. They are
old Texans and thoroughly safe business
".Call at Ahrenbeck & Bro's for the
cheapest goods. tf.
VW Watches spoiled by incompetent
workmen, made as good as sew by J. A.
Smythe, Strand-street, Galveston.
'According to announcement,
the Rev. I5r. Cox will preach to-
morrow (Sunday), in Graves' Chapel.
We omitted to mention last week
that the Sunday School had been
discontinued nntil October, or as Boon
as the hot, sickly weather shall have
passed. We will noto its commence-
The Editor of the Navasota
paper thinks that we are being treated
finely to water-melon and ice-cream,
and bewails his own hard luck. Ill-
used man ! Take consolation, Parson,
" a prophet is not honored in hiB own
Hempstead Fire Company.—The
monthly meeting of the company will
be held to-night. A full attendance
By* It is ramored that the Presi-
dent foxmaly requested Secretary
Stanton to resign his position on
Monday, the 5th inst.
fdP" The report gains ground that
tbe President has decided to remove
Gen. Sheridan and to place General
Hancock in his stead.
OF* One hundred and twenty-two
farms add*. 7 to the productive force
of Florida during July.
ESP The yellow fever has for some
time been epidemic in Corpus Christ!
It is said that heavy rain
storms'prev&il over England, causing
ft rise in bread stufs.
Having read ourselves out of the
church, and out of the modem De-
mocratic party, it remains to be seen
what class of society we belong to,
(if any). Truth, (as we before re-
marked,) is mighty, and the truth ia
religion, as exemplified by churches
has gone to seed, producing the same
crop in the church that Radicalism
and its synonimes has produced in
politics, envy, haired, strife, conten-
tion and nncharitableness. Its sec-
tional tendencies has destroyed its
practical interests. Radicalism has
wrought its venim, and the contests
and disagreements among religious
societies, perhaps of the same na-
ture, the contests among political
societies. Pure and undefiled reli-
gion is driven into obscurity, and ex-
ists only among tbe "few humble,
consistent and devoni individuals
who are old fashioned enough to-take
tbe Bible their rule and guide—they
are in obscurity, and (to usé an ordi-
nary expression) have no influence;
they occupy exactly the same posi-
tion in the church that the old simon-
pure Democrats and Whigs do in
politics, and generally compose the
same men. They have no ambition
to become distinguished in such a
state of society, and like Cincin-
natus of old, have taken a back seat.
We aspire to a position among them,
and hope and pray for the time when
their influence may again be brought
to bear upon tbe councils of the
church and the State. When, like
Cincinnati , they may be called to
heal the breaches made by Radical-
ism in all branches of our govern-
ment, reinorgurate the government
bequeathed to us by our ancestors in
its purity, and establish a standard
of morals in the church, as well as
the State, worthy of the ambition of
good people, and such as they would
like to look up to. With the present
puritanical construction of religion,
or morals, and the present Radical
construction of the Constitution, re-
ligion and Republicanism are fast
passing away. Any other sectional
view of either, put in the ascendan-
cy, will produce the same result, call
it by what popular name you please.
We want men put forward to inter-
pret for ns, both in church and State,
who have no selfish or sectional views
to lead them away from the interests
of the whole people, and whose
minds are large enough to grasp the
east and the west, the north and the
south, and legislate for all alike.
It is^folly to a ttempt to educate a
citizen sectarian in religion and cos
mopolitan in politics. "Just as the
twig is bent the tree's inclined."—
The foundation of law and of justice
is tho Bible—the framers of the
Constitution made heavy drafts on
the principles therein enumerated,
and so long as the Constitution was
construed by afairinterpretation of the
Bible's teachings are now a prosper-
ous and happy people. Will any one
pretend that any religion or moral in-
fluence actuates those who are now
in power ? If not, will they deny
that the want of a fair and just in-
terpretation of the Constitution has
hurled us from our happy political
condition with our present deplora-
ble condition? We are suffering
from the effects of a great national
departure from morality and virtue,
we must come back to the practice of
their graces, religiously as well as
politicaly, before we can replace
ourselves in our once happy condi-
tion ; and this is the only kind of
reconstruction that will save our gov-
We have been led to pen these
rude thoughts by our reflections on
passing events. " History repeats
itself," and we are re-enacting the
rise, progress and fall of ancient
Rome. Will we re-enact the whole
tragedy, or will we panse on the
threshold of our own downfall and
glean the experience of the past, to
arrest the mighty ruin, and save for
our children the government left to
us by our fathers. x
The subject is a fruitful one, ond
eminently suits the times.
We have but glanced at it in the
hope that abler pens would take it
up, and point tbe people to the true
source of the evils under which we
labor, the palpable and apparent de-
fects of mordern teaching in church
and State, the intimate connection in
the mind of youth between political
and moral principles, and the effects
of sectional teachings áfe developed
in our present religious and political
condition. It mr.y and will take
time, a long time to heal the nation;
but this is no argument against a
step in the right direction, and we
should be in tbe line of our duty, ex
crting ourselves aright, if not for uor
¡ own peace and happiness, at least for
,the enjoyment of those who Trill
soon take our places.
We have by us an old English
translation of Tairtus, and are aston-
shed at the truth of the remark we
have already quoted, " History re-
peats itself." The similarity of the
condition of the American Republic
with that of the Republic of ancient
Rome, at the time of the invasion of
the Gauls, is very striking. Can it
be possible that age? of experience,
combined with tho vast treasures of
knowledge, sown among ns since that
time, will fail to open our eyes to
our present danger? Have we in-
deed to follow her to her dying ago-
nies, and experience all the horrors
of a gradual, political dissolution ?—
God forbid! And may the lights of
science, seen through the only source
of true knowledge, enable us to ar-
rest the evil where it is and save our
TO OUR CONTRIBUTORS.
Since our removal to this city we
have had the most flattering good
wishes extended to us from one and
all, and have received almost more
than expected support, for which we
shall endeavor, from week to week, to
The contributions that appear in
our columns each week indicate talent
of superior merit. We have had
letters on many vital subjects. The
communications of "We'uns" and
" You'ns," relative to several private
soiree?, were rich and racy, and re-
flected credit to their writers. Such
effusions are good indicators of the
intelligence around us, and afforded
us pleasure to publish them.
We have received several commu-
nications this past week of an auony-
mous character. One eame to its,
by mail, the postage not paid and
with the signature of " Brass," the
author's name omitted. We also
received two other communications,
the writing we could not decipher.
We will briefly state to future con-
tributors that with each and every
contribution to tbe Countryman, the
author's name must be distinctly
signed; that the paper must be written
on one side only, in ink; and that
all communications must be post paid.
JUDGE DOUGHERTY'S RE-
The following are extracts from
special order No. Ill:
" New Oeleans, August 8.
"Section 3.—For denying thasu-
premacy of the laws of Congress,
stating he would not obey them when
conflicting with the laws of the State
of Texas, and openly denouncing the
Government of the United States in
office, and in the presence of Brevet
Major General J. J. Reynolds, com-
manding Sub-District Rio Grande,
Edward Dougherty, Judge of the
12th Judicial District of Texas, is
hereby removed from office, and Ed-
ward Basse appointed in bis stead.
4i Section 4.—At the request of his
Honor Mayor Heath, of the City of
New Orleans, Thomas E. Adams.
Chief-of-Police of that City, is here-
by removed from his office, and J. J.
Williams appointed in his stead.
" By Command of
" Maj. Gen. P. H. Sheridan.
" Gto. S. Hartsdff, A. A. G."
THE PRESIDENT AND STAN-
The President formaly requested
Stanton, the Secretary of War, to re-
sign, as given under, on the 5th inst.
Washington, August 5.—Sir—
Public considerations of a high char-
acter constrain me to say that your
resignation as Secretary of War will
Addressed to Hon. E. M. Stanton,
Sec'y of War.
War Department, )
August 5th. J
Sir—Your note of thi3 date has
been received, stating that public
considerations of a high character
constrain you to say that my resig-
nation as Secretary of War wall be
accepted. In reply I have the honor
to state that public considerations of
a high character which alone have in-
duced me to continue at the head of
this Department, constrain me not to
resign the office of Secretary of "War
before tbe next meeting of Congress
Very respectfully yonrs,
Edwin M." Stanton.
Addressed to the President.
Hempstead AcG.Cth 1SG7.
Qkar Sir -While all the sur.
rcqhdings of our city indicate per-
mauency and prosperity, while those
who have met and overcome the dis-
couraging vicisitudes incident to all
new settlements, and are now reward-
ed for tleir toil and privations by a
full participation in all tbe social and
well regulated appointments of our
city, embracing a population unsur-
passed by any for enterprize and
entelligeice, let us not forget that'
still greater and higher and nobler
duties are, as a consequence, entailed
cary on to perfection the
terprize so happily began
g the solitary places
wilderness to bloom as
While ago, I wandered
foreBts and over the
ting our populous
with gun in
fld game, or to
e wary Indian. A
0 juntry^whose virgin soil
had scaree before been pressed by
tbe foot" of civilized man. Now I
behold it dotted with hundreds of
neatly built cottages and a teeming
and happy population. What magi-
cians wand has wrought this wondrous
change 1 It is that indomitable spirit
for enterprize, that hardihood, indns.
try and intelligence, characterizing
everywhere the ancient Anglo-Sax-
ons, and that same enterprize and
ntelligence, we feel assured, will not
desert us now, in the further devel-
opment of this once desolate, now
populous and happy place. The
fathers of onr city, in their wisdom
and forecast, having selected a place
which combines tho- rare adrautages
of good soil, good timber, good water,
good prairies and a good market,
It only remains a question of time
for us to claim one among the largest
cities in the State. Our thousands of
of fertile, and now unsettled acres,
with the great conveniences for fenc-
ing and house
HEALTH OF HEMPSTEAD.
The health of this city continues
good, considering.the many changes
from hot to cold weather. More or
less bilious cases of fever are around
but not more than is usual for this
season of the year. Ou the whole,
the health of Hempstead may be
said to be better than even that of
the immediate country aruund. We
hear that in the bottoms, sickness
prevails to a considerable extent.
Considerable scare was occasioned
here in the early part of the week,
consequent upon the rumor that a
case of yellow fever was iu town.
It appears that a-Mr. J. L. Yoorhies
came up from Galveston on Saturday
last, and managed to elude the quar-
antine officials here. He was taken
sick on Sunday night, and continued
so until yesterday (Friday), when he
died. By some it was said to be a
caso of yellow fever, but contradicted
by others. The most cautious seem
to think, it was a bad case of bilious
fever, heightened beforehand by in-
dulging in strong drinks. The city
is now free from the postilence, and
the fear of fever breaking ont here
seems to have abated. The people,
however, ought to use increased dili-
gence in working with the Town
Council in prosecuting the sanitary
workings of the city.
Yellow Fever.—The deaths from
yellow fever have averaged from
seven to eight per day, during the
past week, in Galveston.
onccsrning deadly weapons.
will invite thousands of
and others to till up our population.
Truly may we expect great things,
for the future of Hempstead.
But, Mr. Editor, feeling my utter
inability to discus, in a proper man-
ner the great and growing general
interest of our city, I will leave this
important matter for abler pens and
abler brains, and descend to that
humbler, though not unimportant
sphere, where my juvenile associa-
tions affords me the greatest delight.
In this conncction, permit me to
name " The EempsLead Sunday
School'' and the "Hempstead Ly-
ccum." Tho former, the gerta of all
that moral excellence which should
be our desire, and certainly is our
duty to attain in life—tbe great
nursery of eternity—tho latter a
voluntary and gratuitous school, for
the accomplishment, of literary attain-
ments and a polite address. We will
not risk an insult to the intelligence
of our city fathers by attempting to
show them the importance of these
seemingly unimportant societies, but
we will risk an appeal to their
great minds and generous natures for
their countenance and support of
these our feeble efforts for the estab-
lishment and support of moral and
intellectual societies in our roidst. We
want your presence at 'our Siinday
Schools, at our Lyceums, at all our
meetings, to give us the advantage
of your superior experience and sage
counsels, antjin this we feel that we
will not appeal in vain, for we know
that wheneveiarour graver and greater
duties will permit, you will extend
to us a helping.hand. for we too, are
¿rying to labor for the common good.
any place in
and Groceries sold
nbeck & Co.'s than
A dance was given at the
Exchange Hotel ou Tuesday night
last. The elite of Hempstead and
vicinity was in attendance. The
absence of our " Frenchy" correspon-
dent and "god and goddess-like"
delineators was apparent—we don't
have anything spicy to chronicle in
connection with the event this week.
Mr. John Kane again feasted
the office with water-melon the past
week. Kane is a prince of a man—
he advertises well and treats the
office too. He must sell cheap.
St. Lou dispatches say that
Capt. Anns ana'forty men were sur-
rounded by Indians, on the 7ih inst.,
that he cut his way out and retreated
to Ft. Hays, hotly persued. He,
however, was there re-enforced and
moved against them. Last accounts
tá?" Gen. Farrell confessed on the
4th inst., to a connection with the
Fenian outbreak in Ireland, and
offered to detail the movements and
testify for the Government.
We observed, last week, the arri-
val of some thirty families, just from
Sweden. They were intelligent,
healthful and substantial looking
people, any one of whom wa3 well-
to-do, no doubt, in his own country.
They are to settle in the neighbor-
hood of Austin, and bring with them
the wherewith to buy themselves
-ARTICLE'30. Par. 1. Be it Or-
dained lj Ihe Mayor, Aldermen and
Inhabitants of the Corporation oj
Hempstead, That the practice of
carrying deadly weapons, concealed
or exposed, is strictly prohibited in
this corporation, and any person vio-
lating this ordinance shall be fined
for each offence not less than Twenty-
five nor moro than One Hundred
Dollars, and the offender imprisoned
until said fine is paid with costs.
Par. 2. Provided, this ordinance
shall not be so-construed as to pre-
vent Lawful Officers from carrying
such arms as emergency may require
in the discharge of their duty; and
further, not to apply to travelers or
transeient persons who may be pass-
ing through this corporation, until
they shall have been informed of this
Par. 3. That this ordinance shall
be in force and effect from and after
Approved and passed, August 7,
DISCHARGING FIRE ARMS.
Article 31. Par. 1. Be it Or-
dained by the Mayor, Aldermen and
Inhabitants of the Corporation of
Hempstead, That Art. 14, Par. 1,
Chapt. VII, of the ordinance of this
corporation be so amended as to
read: The discharging of any
species of Fue Arms within five
blocks of the Public or Depot square,
is hereby prohibited; and any per-
son convicted of violating this ordi-
nance shall be fined not less thau
Ten nor more than Twenty Dollars,
one half of said fine to go to the in-
former, upon conviction of the offen-
der. This amendment to go into im-
mediate force and effect.
Approved and passed, August 7,
Article 32. Par. 1. Be it Or-
dained by the Mayor, Aldermen and
Inhabitants of the Corporation of
Hempstead, That the owners or oc-
cupants of property in this corpora-
tion, are required to have vaults dug
not lesB than three feet deep, for and
under the privies on their premises.
Par. 2. That this ordinance shall
go into immediate effect, and any
occupant or owner of premises, who
shall fail to comply with this ordi-
nance in Fifteen days from date,
shall be subject to a fiue of ten dol-
lars ; and further neglect, after said
fifteen days an additional fine.
Approved and passed August 7,
D. AH2ENBECK, Mayor.
Ans. to Problem by " Primus: C cuts
61.8x rods; B cuts 3A2x rods. G. E. A.
Ans. to Enigma, No. 1: Thcmas J.
Enigma, No 2: Eternal vigilance is the
price of Liberty.
From Friday's (yesterday) Telegraph.
New York, Aug. 8. — Cotton
easier; sa'es, 1,200 bales at 2S¿c. ;
Liverpool, Aug. 8—2 o'clock.—
Tallow, 44s. 9d.; cotton firm; others
New On leans, Aug. S.—Sales of
cotton 900 bales, prices unchanged :
Low Middling, 26c. Receipts, 1.300
bales. Flour, little movement, super-
fine, $3 62; corn, advanced 5c. for
white ; oats, none in first hands, nom-
inally, $1 15; pork, moderate en-
quiry, prime unchanged, 825 50 ;
bacon, light jobbing demand, should
ers, 13J ta 13J ; clear sides, 1£| to
16 ; sugar-cured hams, 19 to 22} ;
lard, tierces, 14c.; gold, 139f to 140.
Sterling, 152J to 154J. New York
sight, ¿c. premium.
AN AMERICAN "STORY1 BY
Charles Dickens presided, on the
5th ult., at the annual dinner of the
Railway Benevolent Institution, iu
London. From bis speech we ex-
tract the following capitally told
Now, gentlemen, of this point of
the case there is a story once told me
by a friend of mine, which seems to
my mind to have a certain applica-
tion! My friend was an American
sea captain, and therefore it is qnifri
unnecessary to say his story was
quite true. (Laughter.) He was
the captain and part owner of a large
American merchant liner. On a cer-
tain voyage out, in exquisito summer
weather, he had for cabin passenger
one beautiful young lady and ten
more or less beautiful young gentle-
men. Light winds or dead calms
prevailing, the voyage was slow.
They had not made half their distance
when the fen young gentlemen were
all madly in love with the beautiful
young lady. They had all proposed
to her, and bloodshed amongst the
rivals seemed imminent, pending tbe
young lady's decision. (Laughter.)
In this extremity the beautiful young
lady confided in my friend the cap-
tain, who gave her discreet advice.
He sa:d, "If your affections are dis-
engaged, take that one of tho young
gentlemen whom j'ou like the best,
and settle the question." (Laughter.)
To this the beautiful young lady
made reply, "I cannot do that, be-
cause I like them all equally well."
My friend, who was a man of
resource, hit upon this ingenious ex-
pedient. Said he, "To-morrow morn-
ing, when lunch is announced, do you
plunge bodily overboard, head fire-
most. I will be alongside in a boat
to pick you up, and take the one of
the ten who rushes to your rescue."
The beautiful young lady approved
of this, and did accordingly. But
after she plunged in, nine out of the
ten more or less beautiful young gen-
tlemen plunged in after her, the tenth
shed tears (great laughter) and looked
over the side of the vessel, but re-
mained on deck. They were all
picked up. When they mustered
dripping on the deck, and stood there
in a limp row, the beautiful young
lady said to tho captain, "What am I
to do now ? See what a state they
are in. How can I possibly choose
one of the nine when they are all
equally wet?" Then said my friend,
with a sudden inspiration, '-My dear,
take the dry one." (Loud langhter.)
I am sorry to say she did, aud that
they lived happy ever after.
Concordia Manufacturing Co.,
Hempstead, Aa*. 7th. Js67.
VOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN", that
11 no accounts ngainst this fco. will be
reucguizvd, bu less eiade upon r.n order
fioiu th-j Secretary t>r Superintended.
Merchants are warned uut to crcüit any-
one on accouut of tills Ce.
GEO. G. LESTER,
BY action of the .Board of Aldermea
of the Corporation of Hempstead,
and iu accordance with the Ordinance of
the St.te of Texas, it is ordered that an
election be held on Tuesday, the 2Cth day
of August, 1B67. at the Recorder's Office,
iu the Town of Heapstead, of the quali-
fied voters of said corporation, in or¿er t
ascertain the views of tho electors as to
the policy of issuing the Bonds of this
Corporation for the sum of Two Thousand
Dollars, payable at one and two years,
with eight per cent i ate rest The said
Bonds being issuing for the/purpose of
perfecting fire defenee in the purchase of
a Fire Engine, and erecting necessary
buildings for Engine and Fire Company.-
The vote to be "for the issue" or "agftinat
Given under my hand and seal of this
Corporation, this Sfth day of August, A. D.
DANL. AHRENBECK, Mayor.
H. L. Rankin, Secretary.
fjJeff. Davis is located with
mother-in-law in Mod treal.
Acutcncss of a Crescent City specimen
of" Yonuy America."—As a lady, an
" unsophisticated " lady, tras walk-
ing down Canal street ooe bright
morning, her thoughts occupied by
the " shopping " to be done before
her return to her quiet home, she
found a small and beautiful watch.—
Not knowing what to do with it, ot
how to discover tbe owner, she step-
ped into the post office. A *' smart"
looting boy was on duty there, who,
after hearing the story, asked to see
the watch. The lady hai;ded it to
him, and he cried out instantly, " Oh
1 know this watch well. It belongs
to a lady friend of mine, I w ill give
it to her, Miss " Nellie Gray," and
willingly took possession. Our friend
immediately bade him good morning
and went her way, completely satis-
fied by the young sharper.
THE ADVERTISER, a young gentle-
man of good address, mild disposi-
tion, rather haudsome, 21 years of age, is
desirous to correspond with a young lady
with a view to matrimony. A lady of
fair complexion, black hair, live feet three
or four iuches tall, of an amiable disposi-
tion and intelligeut, preferred. Money,
no consideration. Address (in good laith)
L. P., Tost Officii, Hempstead. g284f.
IV. L. Hoc J y, Galveston L. F. Moody, Galveston,
H. M. Bradley, Freestone Co.
moody, bradley & co.,
COTTON AND WOOL
General Commission Merchants
WE will furnish Bagging and Ropo on
Cotton to be shipped to us, and
will make iibcr.tl aJvaucos on consign-
ments for sale or shipment. g2t*-ly
having consolidated their Stock with tho
TEXAS NAVIGATION COMPANY,
and having now ihe command of * number
of Steamboats, Barges and Tugs, is pre-
pared to ¡'.iiV.r.l the most ample means of
Transportation from Galveston Bay to tho
City of Houston. This Company « fí'era
every iadnci-ment to fchippors to adopt
their line, from the fact that tVey avoid
t n all Direct Freight '.rem New York and
other Eastern Cities, ail charges at Gal-
vettüii for wharfage, receiving and for-
warding, or for advancing on Weights by
their line, and there are no charges for
receiving and forwarding freights rent
them by vessels not in their line, whether
from New Orleans or elsew here. Freight
intended for the interior ot Texas, upon
arrrival at Houston, is forwarded to the
consignees ou the line of these roads with-
out incurring any charges at Houston to
the Kail ltoad Depots.
Where shipments are made from New
York by their vessels to Houston, there is
but a ¡light excess of charge over the price
of freight from New York to Galveston,
and all charges at Galveston are avoided,
the goods being delivered at Houston on
our i>ill of lading and freight.
This Compauy having invested a lsrge
and sufficient amount of capital in this
enterprize to meet all the demands of this,
trade, aro prepared and determined to
make it an entire success, by oflering in-
ducements to the whole interior trade of
Tuis Company is prepared to take Cot-
ton at ihe city of Houston by this line and
whether intended for Galveston or else-
where, to save the shipper at Iccsl 33 per
cent, of costs of shipments by any other
There will be no charge npon or deten-
tion of Cotton exiling over any of tho
Kail Koads to Houston, except firayage—
it will be promptly transferí ed from the
r-.iad to their boats and barges.
They asL your patronage for iho
" IIci ston DÍkect Navigation Com-
pany," and pledge their individual repu-
tatiouto atlord satisfaction to the public.
All consignments will be made to
" Houston Direct Navigation Com-
pany," Houston or Galvestou, and all just
claims lur loss or damage, promptly settled.
H. R. TERCY,
Capt. J. H. STERRETT,
R. GREENE, Jr., Secretary.
Directors :—T. W. House, B. A. Shep-
herd, It. S. Willis, T. M. Bagby, E. A.
Houston—R. V. TOMPKINS, Agent,
C. II. MALLORY& CO., Agents,
153 MaideuLane, New York.
Houston, July 1st, 1867.—tf
Two hundred and fifty workmen
have been discharged from the Spring-
field, Mass., Armory.
At last accounts the Chinese were
institutidg anxious enquiries regard-
ing the increase of the American
squadron in their waters.
Mails to Texas.—Hails continue
to be made up here twice a week for
Texas, via the Opelousas railroad,
and steamers from Brashear city.—
Although we believe steamers are
not permitted to ply directly between
New Orleans and the infected Texas
ports, it seems the lines from Bra-
shear are not abolished, though it is
difficult to perceive that there is less
danger of spreading the fever by rail
and steamer than by steamer only.—
N- O, Republican,
Nonsense.—Foote laid a wnger
with a company of comedians, iu
London, that he could write ten lines
of English that they could not com-
mit to memory in five minutes.- The
following was the result: " He went
into tho garden to cut cabbage to
make an apple pie; and whom should
he see but a great bear coming c'own
tbe street. She popped her head in-
to the shop, " What no soap V' she
said, and so she died ; and she very
imprudently married the barber.—
There w^re present the Packaliilies,
the Jobjillies, the Garengillies and
tbe greet Panjandrum himself, with
the little round button at the top ;
aud they all played the game of
«catch as catch can,' till the gun-
powder ran down the heels of their
The press of Texas, when we
consider the difficulties under which
it labors, will compare very favorably
with that of any State in the Union.
29th " " IstAugust.
2d " " 3d "
5th " "9th •«
12th" " 17th ««
19th " " 24th "
2Gth" "J 27th •«
29th" " 31st
Registration of voters in
THIS COUNTY, will commence at
the Court House on the 18th day of July
1867, and continue until ihe 24th day
of July 1867.
At Welcome from the 25th to the27th July.
" Industry " "
" Shelbys, " "
" New Ulm " "
" Cat Springs "
" Hempstead "
" Wallers Store "
" San Felipe "
All legal voters are requested to come
foward, register their names, and receive
No fees charged,
Office hours from 8 a. m., until 12 m.,
and from 1 to 5 p. m.
J. E. GKFEN, ) Board
F. E. MILLER > of
ISAAC SMITH S Registration.
Test: A. C. Mills, Clerk.
Austin County July 18th, ÍS67.
ALL persons hol.iing deeds from tho
Hempstead Town Company, are
herebv requested to have them duly re-
corded in the County Clerk's office as
soon as practicable, sis it m impossibls to
ascertain who has tbe tules to the lots in
any other manner. 'ihe™ ,ve. '}
sevem 1 agent*; and many of the booksand
papers are lost or mislaid. .
I shall goon and make elaim tales—.
afterwaiting a reasonable time for parties
having deeds to comply with the above re-
ouest, to all the lots where no deeds ap-
pear on the County Records.
J. W. McDADE,
July 17th, 1867 —g21-4t
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Osterhout, J. P. & Hartley, Thos. The Texas Countryman. (Hempstead, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 28, Ed. 1 Saturday, August 10, 1867, newspaper, August 10, 1867; Bellville, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth180271/m1/2/: accessed May 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.