The Representative. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 13, Ed. 1 Saturday, August 26, 1871 Page: 3 of 4
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We notice the name of A. T. Webb
as Secretary of the Stevenson meeting
held on Monday night. We wonder
if this is not Frank Webb, the whilom
editor of that semi-occasional appear-
ing journal yclept Republican—thor-
ough Bohemian. We know Webb, as
the servant of Postmaster McKee, was
at the meeting, and no doubt he gave
the use of his " functionized " brain to
the miserable white men who were
, Those men who accept bribes are
unfit to belong to any party, and we
hope none will join themselves to Re-
publicanism that do.
The Stevenson clique have nothing
to expect from the hands of true Re-
publicans, who desire the success of a
party founded on correct principles.
REPUBLICAN EXECUTIVE COM-
The undersigned Republican Execu-
tive Committee, of Galveston county,
desirous that the Republicans of this
county shall give no uncertain stand
in the arduous duties imposed during
the present political campaign, are de-
termined, by all honorable means, to
meet and overcome the efforts of the
Democracy, whether arrayed in line of
open battle, or under their regular
nominee for Congress in this District,
Col. D. C. Giddings, or disguised un-
der the folds of a Conservative banner,
borne by a volunteer nominee, Lieut.
L. W. Stevenson. ,
Pledging ourselves to stand by and
secure the election of the nominee of
the Republican party in this District,
Gen. W. T. Clark, herein announce a
reorganization of our forces ] in this
county, and to this end the following
named gentlemen are placed as sub-
committees in the several wards of this
galveston county republican ex-
ecutive committee appoint sub-
County at Large.
Hon. Richard ISielson,
John Wilson, Esq., Joe Ash, Esq.,
Lewis Ellis, Esq., Phil. Lyons, Esq.,
S. A. O'Brien, Esq., C. Moore, Esq.,
M. M. Lewis.
T. H. L. Payne,
W. E. Parker,
W. D. Sheppard,
W. A. Clark,
J. R. T. Haynes,
W. W. Warfield,
H. S. Allen.
county executive committee.
N. W. Cuny, Chairman.
W. H. Mann, Secretary.
W. H. Griffin, Henry Bailinger,
F. C. Mosebach.
NEWS BY MAIL.
Tebre Haute, Ind., August 18 —
Agreeably to an invitation from this
city, extended through the Common
Council, the American Association for
the Advancement of Science arrived
here this evening on a free train over
the Vandalia road. In addition to the
members of the Association, there are
many invited guests, among whom are
Gov. Baker, several judges of the Su-
preme Court, a number of State offi-
cers, numerous Representatives of the
press and many distinguished citizens
from various parts of the State, the
party numbering nearly 300, all of
whom are the guests of the city.
The train left Indianapolis at T
o'clock this morning, and stopped at
all of the principal stations, offering
an opportunity to the scientists to ex-
amine objects of interest. Several
hours were devoted to an examination
of the immense coal fields and iron
furnaces of Clay county, to which the
party was conveyed over the branches
of the Vandalia fine. Elegant lunches
were served at Knightsville and at
Niblack's. Arriving at Brazila splendid
dinner was found waiting, provided by
the hospitable citizens of that flourish-
At that point the association and
guests were met by the reception com-
mittee of Terre Haute, and, after din-
ner, the party started for this city, ar-
riving soon after 5 o'clock, and being
cordially welcomed to the hospitali-
ties of the city.
This evening a public me«ting of
the association was held in the Opera
House, which was filled from parquette
to upper gallery. Hon Bayless W.
Hanna, Attorney General of the State,
called the meeting to order, and, in a
few felicitous remarks, introduced Col.
Richard W. Thompson, who made the
reception speech in his usual elegant
and eloquent manner.
Prof. Asa Gray, of Cambridge, Presi-
dent of the Association, responded, and
was followed by the retiring President,
T. Storry Hunt, in remarks on the
block coal of this region, and its pre-
eminent adaptablity for the manufac-
ture of suitable iron from which to
make Bessemer steel rails. He thought
this section of country must become a
great iron and steel manufacturing
Prof. Barker, Yale, Vice-President,
spoke briefly of the great resources of
the block coal region, and the magnifi-
cent results that must follow its devel-
opment, and then Prof. Waterhouse
Hawkins delivered an illustrated lec-
ture on the fossil remains of the flying
lizard, proving its identity with the
dragon spoken of in the Bible and
other ancient writings.
The association and other guests
will remain here until Saturday night,
when they will return to Indianapolis.
railroad extension in kansas.
Kansas City, August 18.—The
citizens of Washington township, in
Washington county, have unanimously
voted thirty thousand dollars in bonds
to be given to the first railroad passing
through Washington, the county seat.
REPUBLICAN STATE EXECUTIVE
Hon. J. G. Tract, Chairman, Houston.
Hon. J. P. Newcomb, Secretary, Austin.
1. C W Winn,
2. A T. Monroe,
3. W C Phillips,
5. Judge Wheeler,
6. W H Rawson,
7. C T Garland,
9. Geo H Slaughter,
10. J H Morrison,
11. Robt H Taylor,
12. J B Soward,
14. S S Jones,
16. Cruise Carson,
16. Gen S L Brown,
17. W Tfc Davis,
18. G T Ruby,
19. Richard Allen,
20. F Pranks,
21. J G Bell,
22. T H Baker,
23. A Siemering,
24. C G Richarz,
25. A J Fountain,
26. A Zoeller,
27. W B Moore,
28. W A Baylor,
29. Matt Gaines,
30. J P Butlar,
31. P W Hall,
32. W Foster,
33. N Patton,
34. A Downing, jr,
35. A Hanson.
Republican Senatorial Committee*.
A P Tinsley, chairman; J D Everett, J T Myers,
M H Johns, J M Fain.
Geo H Slaughter, chairman; J W Beattie, Willis
Ingram, J R Rork, Frank Lewis.
H Rawson, chairman; Geo Speed, Wm Manson,
Peter Haggerty, David Abner.
G T Ruby, chairman; B Rush Plumly, W H Sin-
clair, Wm Prissick.
E H Quick, chairman; A B Hall, Taylor Burke.
P M Yell, Richard Brock.
J H Butler, chairman; Strother Green, Squire
Rogers, J M Gibbs, Julius Kuttner.
C J Stockbridge, Chairman; Matt. Gaines,
Lewis Brooks, Hillry Myers, Stephen A Hock-
W A Saylor, Chairman; Charles W Gardiner,
John Mitchall, George T Haswell, R Van Slyke.
EIGHTEENTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.
P W Hall, Chairman; S B Ellison, chairman,
Robertson county; Warren Read, chairman", Leon
county ; James King, chairman, Freestone county;
Harsel Girzle, Robertson county.
S W Ford, Chairman ; A R Parsons, J Fuller,
Waco: James Moore, Elijah McCulloch, Limestone
county.; W R Reagan, Falls county.
Richard Zapp, Chairman; Hon Julius Schutze.
Hon A J Hamilton, J Schumack, LaGrange ; F
Sedgler, High Hill; B E Hammett, LaGrange.
Gen Lewis G Brown, Chairman, Corpus Christi;
Dr Thomas Kearney, Corpus Christi; Judge Frank-
lin Commins, Brownsville ; 8 Jar vis, Esq., Laredo ;
Judge G J Clark, El Paso.
Republican County Committee.
Austin—Wm Green, Chairman; Thomas Chap-
man, Jourdan Cassus, Alexander Gillum.
Anderson—Hon E Pettit, Chairman; Dr G D
Kelley and E Andrews.
Bastrop—R F Campbell, Chairman ; J Drurie,
Jackson Burck, Bastrop.
Brazoria—David D Scott, Chairman ; Edward
Kolkow, H Rogers, C Higgins.
Cameron—Hon Franklin Cummings, Chairman,
Brownsville; Henry Haupt, Secretary ; Henry C
Hune, Eiisha Guidon, Henry Appold, Charles J
DeWitt—Parson Taylor, Ohairman ; W Gratton,
Fort Bend—Wm Sheriff, Chairman ; WmP Huff,
Shade Croom. *
Fayette—A Jungbecker, Chairman, High Hill;
R Hilkebrad, M Cole, LaGrange.
Gillespie—Chas Weirlch, Chas Usenor, Charles
Goliad—Judge M Kreisle, R W Davis, A M Wig-
Grimes—I Reinhardt, chairman, Navasota ; Cy-
rus Shanks, James Hampsheon, C D Harn, S Rod-
gers, Daniel Walker, J L Dickson, Lewis Phillips,
E W Dorsey, Randle Akkins.
Henderson—PT Maijnehill, chairman ; John Col-
lins, J H Skinner.
Indianola—Dr I K McCreary, chairman ; J Wag-
ner, C R Prouty.
Kendall—Henry Theis, chairman; Chas Braun,
Kauffman—N J Stirman, chairman; J Brown,
M A Morris.
Limestone—S R Waters, chairman; J Bradley,
Matagorda—John Kemp, chairman; John M Bar-
bour, Chas Harrison. Wm Price, secretary.
McLennan—B F Harris, chairman; J H Town-
send, John Woods.
Panola—Joel W Fain, chairman ; T Farrow, A B
Rusk—S G Swan, chairman; Dr S W March, J M
Refugio—E P Upton, chairman; A stench, P
Smith—Mc D Lorance, Charley Allen, W B But-
Upshur—Geo B Slaughter, Frank Lewis J W
Van Zandt—F M Hobbs, chairman; M Manning,
B F Carter.
Victoria—F Neely, chairman; E Schadwitz, W A
Washington—John Lands, chairman; Theodore
Slumps, Lumpkin Fredice, Louis Brooks, Ed Clark,
Hillera Miers, John H Johnson, Joe Gentry, James
THE REPUBLICAN PLATP0RM.
Whereas, It is incumbent upon every
political party, in presenting their
standard bearers to the people, to ex-
pose publicly the banner under which
they enter the contest, therefore, we,
the Republican party of the Third
Congressional District, in convention
assembled, publish and proclaim the
following platform of principles:
Resolved, That we heartily indorse
the policy of the Republican party,
both State and national, and pledge
ourselves to support its principles as
defined by the national platform and
ingrafted upon the Constitution and
statutes of the United States.
Resolved, That, as Republicans, we
can hold no political relationship or
sympathy with bolters or disorganizers,
holding the doctrine that " he who is
not for us is against us." Hence, it be-
comes necessary for us, as a party, to
deny and repudiate Hon. M. C. Hamil-
ton, the United States Senator we so
unfortunately intrusted with our confi-
dence and political interests, and de-
clare that he no longer represents the
principles of the Republican party, nor
of the Republicans of this State, who
elected him, and we ignore him as our
Representative and as a good and true
Republican, and, therefore, respectfully
ask that he resign.
Resolved, That, as a natural sequence
to the above formal resolution, we
hereby solemnly declare that we will
not affiliate with or recognize politically
any man, claiming to be a Republican,
who entersinto any clique orconspiracy
to disorganize the party, either by sepa-
rating from the Union League of
America or by running independent
candidates against the regular nomi-
Resolved, That we heartily indorse
the public acts of the present Republi-
can Legislature in providing for the im-
provement, the peace, the prosperity of
the State and the protection and edu-
cation of the people; for, as Republi-
cans, we depend upon-the virtue and
intelligence of our fellow citizens for
the permanence and perpetuity of our
Resolved, That to the State execu-
tive we are indebted for the blessings
of peace we now so universally enjoy
within our State boundaries; and it is
to the State officers alone that is due
the prompt execution of the laws, which
has brought about this " consummation
devoutly to be wished "
Resolved, That we take this oppor-
tunity to tender publicly and officially
our profound gratitude to Governor E.
J. Davis for his unyielding firmness,
integrity and fidelity in executing the
laws and redeeming the trust we have
reposed in him as our Governor.
Resolved, That in entering upon
another contest with the Democratic
party we are grappling an enemy
without principles; we are struggling
with a foe that is taking from us and
appropriating to themselves our armor;
who are making any " new departure"
that may enable them to obtain office;
and, as Republicans, it is our duty to
deny the right of that party to assume
Republican principles and still main-
tain a political organization outside of
the Republican party.
Resolved, That in defining the De-
mocracy of the present day we find it a
party formed in opposition to human
liberty, and still breathing the spirit of
rebellion, and it is to-day, in its decay,
simply a party of opposition to Repub-
licanism. The Democracy North pro-
pose to ingraft Republicanism upon the
party, and in the South they approve it.
They present tangible issues to the
people, and whatever principles they
have they keep concealed, and relv
upon local issues for success.
Resolved, That the defeat of the
common enemy—Democracy, the pres-
ervation of the unity and the thorough
organization of the Republican party,
is indispensable, for upon the triumph
of Republicanism rests the peace,
order and good government of the
country, and we pledge ourselves to
stand ai rayed againt the common
Resolved, That in the opinion of
. this Convention it behooves those con-
' trolling the distribution of patronage
of the Republican party, to see that
none but Republicans be put on guard;
that only by strict adhesion to the
tenets of the party, by rewarding our
friends and ignoring our quasi support-
ers and open enemies, can we hope to
retain a supremacy of a power to which
we can only appeal for the safety and
the equality before the law.
G., H. & H. RAILROAD.
CHANGE OP TIME.
On and after MONDAY, Sept. 3, 1871, passenger
trains will leave as follows:
8 a. m.
2 r. M .
7:30 a. m.
4:30 i'. m.
The 8 a. m. train from Galveston, and the 4:30
p. m. train from Houston, stop at no way-station
Close connections made with the Morgan Line of
Steamers, and Houston and Texas Central Railroad,
and G., H. & San Antonio Railway.
Baggage checked through, and tickets sold to all
points on connecting railroads.
Aug2G N. A. COWDREV, Receiver.
SOUTHERN STATES CONVENTION.
The following preamble and resolu-
tions were adopted by the State Con-
vention of Georgia, held in Atlanta,
February 3d, 1871:
Whereas, The peculiar condition of
the colored people in the Southern
States, growing out of a combination
of local causes, does, in the judgment
of this Convention, demand a more
practical understanding and mutual
co-operation, to the end that a more
thorough union of effort, action and
organization may exist; and,
Whereas, We believe a Convention
of the Southern States would most
happily supply this exigency, and re-
ceive the cordial endorsement of the
colored citizens of said States; there-
Resolved, That we, the members of
the Georgia State Convention, now as-
sembled, do authorize the President of
this Convention to issue a call, in the
name of said Convention, for a South-
ern States Convention, to be held at
such time and place as he and those
with whom he may advise shall deter-
mine best adapted to the public con-
The above is a true extract from the
minutes of the Georgia State Conven-
tion. S. J. Stokely,
Secretary of the Convention.
To the colored citizens of Alabama, Arkansas, Dela-
ware. Florida, Georgia. Kentucky, Lonisima,
Tennessee, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Texas Virginia, West
Virginia, and the Territory of Columbia:
Having been deputed, in pursuance
of "the above resolutions, as President
of the Georgia State Convention, and
by the endorsement of the distin-
guished gentlemen whose names are
subjoined, we do hereby call the above
named convention to meet in the city
of Columbia, S. C., on the 18th day of
October, 1871, at 12 o'clock M.
As the convention did not advise as
to what should constitute the ratio of
representation, Ave suggest that the re-
spective States be representatively ap-
portioned, the same as they are in the
Congress of the United State s, to wit:
One delegate irom each Congressional
district, and two from the State at
large, and two from the Territory of
Columbia. The several Congressional
districts will elect their own delegates,
which elected delegates may meet and
elect two for the State at large, unless
the respective States shall otherwise
provide by State conventions.
Those who may be accredited as dele-
gates should meet the convention pre-
pared to remain in session a week, if
necessary, as questions requiring ma-
ture deliberation will doubtless come
befoi'fe it, and should npt be disposed of
precipitantly. Most respectfully,
H. AI. Turner,
President Georgia State Con.
Macon, Ga., May 29, 1871.
A few of many gentlemen endorsing
Alabama—Hon Jas M Rapier.
Arkansas—Hon J T White.
Delaware—W Howard Day, Esq.
Florida—Hon Jonathan C Gibbs,
Secretary of State; Hon Josiah T Wall,
Hon James H Harmon.
Georgia—Hon J F Long, Hon Fd-
win Belcher, Hon T J Campbell, Hon
J M Simms, J F Quarles, Esq.
Kentucky—W H Gibson, Esq, W G
Perkins, Esq, John H Butler, Esq.
Missouri—R W Stokes, Esq.
Missisippi—Hon James Lynch, Sec-
retary of State ; Hon E Scarborough.
North Carolina—Hon James H Har-
ris, Hon George L Mabson, J T Schenk,
Maryland—Isaac Meyers, Esq, W P
Perkins, Esq, John H Butler, Esq.
South Carolina—Lieut-Gov A J
Ransier, Hon. R. C. DeLarge, Hon. R,
H. Cain, Hon. James Rainey, Hon. R.
B. Elliott, Hon. F. L. Cordoza, Secre-
tary of the State.
Tennessee—Abraham Smith, Esq.,
H. Harding, Esq., Alfred E.Anderson,
Esq., M. R. Johnson, Esq.
Texas—Hon. Richard Nelson, Hon.
G. T. Ruby.
Territory of Columbia—Hon. Frede-
rick Douglas, Hon. Jas. A. Handy.
SAVINGS AND TRUST
A National Savings Bank,
ESTABLISHED MARCH, 18Gf>.
Chartered l y tlie GovernmeiU of llie
Deposits of five cent", or any larger amounts re-
Six per cent, interest paid 011 sums of live dollars
'or more. All deposits payable 011 demand, with
interest due. All accounts strictly private and
Principal office, Washington, D. C., B:anch
offices in all the larger cities of the South aud
This great National Savings Institution, estab-
lished by the authority of the United States Gov-
ernment for the benefit of the freednien, knows no
distinction of race or color, and offers its great ad-
vantages to all classes alike.
Save'the small sums. Cut off your vices—don't
smoke, don't drink, don't buy lottery tickets. Put
the money you] save into the Freedman's Savings
The Washington Branch Office, No. 507 Seventh
stree , opposite the Postoffice, is'open rom 9 a. m.
to 4 p. m,, each day, and on Wednesday and Satur-
day nights, to receive deposits only, from 7 to 8:3o
Founded by the American Missionary Association,
and Western Freedmens' Aid Com-
mission, January, 1800.
The Fall term of this institution will begin
Monday, September 11th.
During the past year four hundred and fifty
pupils have been in regular attendance, graded as
Senior Peparatory Class 4
Junior Preparatory Class 9
High School (including .Normal Class) 70
Grammar School 80
Intermediate School 108
Piimary School 124
Night School 49
In Theology 4
Of these forty-eight have studied instrumental
There have been in the Boarding Department
one hundred students from the following States:
Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Lou-
isiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Virginia..
At the annual meeting of the. Board of Trustees, a
College Department was formed, with appropriate
professorships, and a class was admjfted to college;
thus tne work of collegiate education in Fisk Uni-
versity is actually begun.
This will be carried on as the present class ad-
vances and others are added, through all those
studies usually embraced in a college course.
A Theological Course has also been established,
and a professor of theology appointed, and a hearty
welcome will be given to young persons desirous of'
fitting themselves for the Christian ministry in any
of the religious denominations whose faith is in
salvation through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ;
the great aim in this department being to impart a
correct knowledge of the Bible, and practical in-
struction in sermonizing, pastoral labor, etc.
It is the intention of the Board of Trustees to
furnish instruction in the Departments of Law and
Medicine, as sooh as there is sufficient demand for
The Normal Department will still be a prominent
feature of the University, in which special attention
will be given as heretofore, to the educat.on of
Teachers for the Schools of the South.
A Boarding Departmen is established for the ac-
commodation of students from abroad, in which
they will find superior opportunities for study, and
all the refining and elevating influences of a Chris-
Children under thirteen years of age are not ad-
mitted to this department.
Fisk University is open to all persons of good
character, without respect to race, color or sex, and
it is the intention of the Trustees to furnish the
best facilit'es for a thorough preparation for all de-
partments of business or professional life.
EXPENSES ARE AS FOLLOWS :
Board, including furnished room, washing, fuel
and light, $2 75 per week. ,
Which must be paid monthly in advance.
If paid at the end of the month, it is $3 00 per
Tuition in the Common Branches, ?1 00 per
month (of 4 weeks.)
Tuition in the High School, SI 25 per month (of
4 weeks,) to be paid in advance at the beginning of
A limited number of pupils in instrumental mu-
sic, (piano or organ) will be taken at $4 00 per
month, including use of an instrument. All bills
arc to be paid in advance.
First Term begins Monday, f eptember 11,1871.
" " ends Friday, December 2, 1871.
Second Term begins Wednesday, January 3,1872.
" " ends Friday, March 23, 1872.
Third Term begins Monday, April 2, 1872.
" " ends Thursday, June 19, 1872.
Students should be present the first day of the
For information on matters strictly educational,
PROF. A. K. SPENCE, A. M., Principal.
Business letters should be addressed to
GEO. L. WHITE, Trbasi rbr.
Nawiivillk, Augnst 12, 1871. Aug20.
FREEDMAN'S SAVING AND TRUST
Washington, D. C., June 21, 1871.
AMENDMENTS TO THE RULES AND
By authority of the Board of Trustees Rules V
and XIV of the "Rules and Regulations" of the
Freedman's Saving and Trust Company, as found
in its deposit books, are amended as follows:
Rules for the Payment of Interest.
I11 place of Rule V read :
From the first day of July, 1871, the Freedman's
Savings and Trust Company will pay interest at the
rate of six per cent, per annum, until further no-
tice, on all sums of five dollars and upwards re-
ceived by it on deposit, under the following condi-
tions and exceptions :
Interest, at the above-named rate, will begin to
accrue at the beginning of each month on all sums
of five dollars and upwards theji on deposit. It will
be calculated twice a year, viz.: on the first day of
July and the first day of January in each year, and
will be paid in cash to or entered to the credit of
the depositor as a deposit, as he or she may prefer,
within twenty days after those dates.
No interest will be allowed or paid on any sum
withdrawn bofore the first days of July or January
in each year for the period which may have elapsed
since the date of the last dividend.
On deposits of five thousand dollars and upwards
only five per cent, per annum will be allowed.
Rule XIV shall read thus :
Deposits in sums of not less than fifty dollars
may be received, to be subject to check at sight,
which shall draw interest from date of deposit at
the rate of four per cent, per annum, on condition
that the sums so deposited shall remain on deposit
not less than thirty days.
Bnt deposits made under this rule will not par-
ticipate m the higher rate of interest of Rule V.
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