Evening Telegraph (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 35, No. 234, Ed. 1 Friday, February 4, 1870 Page: 1 of 2
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HOUSTON, TEXAS, FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 4, 1870
VOU XXXV. NO. 284
' AGENT A4
A* mwftums' & co.,
Nu, S7 Main Btreat, N , 37
TJAVE Jast received and will be oonatantlr auppllad
IT with such articles m
200 barrels Texas syrup ;
209 4 barrels Texas do
j00 kegs Texas do
150 barrels tar;
176 cadies tea, all grades.
Has constantly on hand a Urge nd
well assorted stock bf the following arrioles
which were bought from first hahm, and
at low figures, Tlx s
FLOUR. li gradaa, . OANDY,'
SUGAR, Texts and Lb, RAISINS,
LARD, Tierces and Kegs, BTBROIL,
RI0K, B.O. and La., TEAS.
IAMB. • MAOKKRBL.
IN ION 8, - BLHIKO,
-tilled, YBA8T POWDBR8,
" VKDY PEAOHSB.
,T8 of every I
of (Terr kind.
.fig Weekly per Steamer
• " I
50 BOXES Western Cheese.
40 '• Goshen ••
5 Bnglleh Dairy Oheeae.
>S KBG8 Best Goaben Butter.
21 HALT REG8 Bast Goshen Batter,
tt QUARTER KEGS Best Ooshon Batter.
50 l-l KITS on Brine.
SPECIAL and PROMPT attention given to sale ol
cotton, wool4 hides,
Dor. si, dtwfcwtf.
. L. WB8THBIMBH... R. A. OR ANT.
Westhetmer tt Grant,
CARRIAGES, BUGGIES, &C.
Which for durability. and line flnilh cannot bo
New Work Warranted one year.
ORDKRB KILLED WITH DI8PATOH.
Repairing done with oar* and promptness.
' P Mannfaetary earner Congress and I.o
RBPOSITORY at M. L, Westhelmer's Stable.
NoTemberl liwly Honston. Texas.
FOX & HE1TMANN,
&HO. ir... Main Rgreel,...., Ns>. 17.
Hosts ton, Texas.
* O -
fALIi IRON HOUSE IN TEXAS.
A I,HO KKEP8 ON HAND
fBlacicsmiths and Wagon* Mak-
TIN. WIRE. AXLES, TIUMBLBS, SKBIN8, dka,
Blaekaailtba' Heal always hsn<
IENDENHALL ft CO..
i —ni A um iv—
J Nrst-Class Carriage* of all kinds.
Hor7HTn TBXAR. ddrwtf
AGENCY ofJohn ledla d's, of NewYtrk, Ce'ebra-
Ignore, eonii.tlng of
O E PL?I ? «OT*D KIMM,L'
O. E. PLANTATION BITTBB8 ■
8TOMACH BlTr Rs '
SOHN *PPH—I „nt..'
VAN BRUMS Mrs BOBHAPPB •
WHITE WHEAT EtSTOEAtlYM
WHISKY CWKtAlts '
«' DTIVR GIN;
rilKNCII RR4NHY ; .
OLD K KNTUOKY BRANDY
| OOEN BR Of MAIN AND OOMMBROB StRBEM
jon nr. r. ne a um.
riAYING eel'.let permanently |n Hoaatoa, soars
tils prnv.s onal s.rTlc, i0 the o Isms of the Oily
Ofltoeat l>r. Rlioi's drn« Store. Bealdene*. 4M
Cabwn slue, Mar Tap Depot.
* January udtf . ,
(LATB OLD OAPITOL HOTEL.)
Board and Lodging,
Per Day, $2,00.
The proprietor guarantees as good fare as can be
lonnd at any house In this etty,' tor a saving of one
dollar per day.
E. L. BREMOND,
st. james hotel.
R.S.Morse, - - Proprietor.
1. O. BARTBL8. Htniis.
SUNNY SOUTH' HOTEL,
Corner of Main Street and Beanrogard Avenue,
Mrs. B, J. Ogle, Proprletresia.
WM. C. YOUNG,
There is an excellent Livery Stable a
tached to this House.
July ti d6m
R COTTER & CO.,
Wfaolsaie and Retail Dragglsts,
MAIN STREET. HOUSTON.
Aroaoaatantlr receiving freak supplies of
Castor oil, alcohol, *«,
TOILET ARTICLES i
LUBIN'8 GENUINE EXTRACTS As.
Also—Dealers In the celebrated
L'resylic Compounds at Agents' Prices
DEATH TO SCREW WuRM:
BUCKP DIP; HIDE PRESERVER;
PLANT PROTECTOR; CRESYL1U 80AP;
LAUNDRY and DISINFECTANT BOA^S
SALT RHEUM bOAP-for old I
■eurable sores, tetters, ringworm, * a,
for old and apparent),
paints, _olls, ao-
r. cotter 6t co.
Keep eonstantly on hand a all supply of
white LBAD-drr and In oil
COLORS—dry and in oil;
WINDOW GLASS, *C.. *0.
kSO'dtwly U. COTTER 4k CO.
general land agency,
■houston and austin.
persona harlng I«nd ertlHcatea they wish
located or Bold, by plaolnc them in my hands
re them attended to. I will locate ana pay all
J. H. COI.I.ETT, Proprietor.
PBTBR LOI8BLLI, Stewart.
Bacgace Wagon, for the nsc of gaesta, free,
COTTON, WOOL AND PRODUCE
GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANT.
OFFICE—Corner ol Main and Oommeroe Bta.
E3F* Agent for Germanla Life Insurance Company
If Agent for Roger'a Amerioan Lino of Steam
hslna to Brn via flowes. augU-dlv
The Honston Gas Company
warrant its gab
not to explode,
Which id more than can be said of any otkor
kind of Gaa now In use ; and. &r .'or KeroslneOll, Its
terrible dangers are attested ererv da? by fearfal V i-
filosiona, in yarioaa partBof thecvntry. GOAL GAB
i much G*ean r ana every way on er than the DAN*
(iJCK' UP OILS produced from Pttrolenm.
Am householder* sh< uld arrant" to have Goal Gas
in their dwellings, whicn tht-ycan easily aooomplish
T^ VPliouseat tb*0olnpany,|, 0<Hce' the store of
Persons wanting GOKB should apply immediately,
as the*Gompany are about making arrangements for
disponing ot the whols atonoe.
GOAL TAR. suitable for roofing purposes and other
us?«, cani always be had in quantity to suit purchasers.
Dr. FRIEND Ac LEVY,
Auction and Commission House,
WILL BELL AT AUCTION EVERY DAY AND
Consignments aolicited, Parties will please aend
their goods one dey prerlons to sale.
Noremher IMtf H Anetlon^r,
1S1 MAIN STREET 13]
Has always on hand a tall assortment of
Architectural Iron Works
OF NEW YORK.
City Directory tor JMatont
and, Odd fellows.
„ ' MASONS.
Rutkwm Commaniry, no. I-M.eta the seoond
day in each month.
WmMngum Chapter No. t-Meeta the Br.t Monda
n each month.
jMMMnE 1—M.etatheeeoond anJfourtk
wadaeaiayaln each month.
JMJmmism. No. ll—Meeta the second as
QmmmialMbr*, Nx W-Meets .Terr Thursday.
Art the mectincr >f both the Orders are held a
nlaht. at their Ha. a In the Henderson hulldlns
Kwr* the7)14 Capitol, on Main street. Vlaltlni
lytjiren wUI always ftnda hearty welcome, siodlf
The undersigned keepa only
undreth & sons'
■ THE IE OWE PAPBES, AED BVBBY SEED
■OLD IS GUARANTEED TO EB OF
This Tear's Growth.
I 0.1J'fWS'f eMI
■BED YOOE ORDERS TO
Vnmht+O, Honston, taa
/X located or Bold, by plaolnc mem Inn
can hare them attended to. I will locate an
expenses, for 11H eents, specie, per aor«. I
attend to the payment of tazea, Investigation ui in
and aale of land throughout the State.
t. W. LAWRENCE, Gen'l Land Ayent,
Houston and Austin, Texan.
August It dtw4ew3m. .,
FOB SALE.—A fine plantation situated on Cany,
for sale cheap. J. W. LAWRENCE,
ang II General Land Agent.
attorney at law.
owniit «!«• v, rralnti bu.lnna, ex-
~ amlng reoords, ana Eeal Bstato Agenoy. Hons-
CAlao—Agent for the Mound City Life Insurance
omiiany. |nly lst-d6m.
OORNER.OF TRAVIS AND CONGRESS STREETS
Wholesale and Re'all dealer In -
STAPLE GROCERIES, LIQUORS, TOBACCO, etc.
aug 12-dCm ^
BUTTS. P. N., Livery, Sale and Peed Stable, oor.
Milam and Preston Streets. Herses, Carriages,
Buggies, Hacks, fco., to hire. mnyTdly
w. h. parsons,
attorney at law,
WILL prsotlca in the State and Federal Ooui ts of
Harris and Galteston counties,
OLIVBR MARTIAL—Praotioftl Wig Maker and
Hair Dresser; dealerl n Waterfalls, Onrla, Braids
fee.. No 2 corner Main and Prairie sts. apr&My
IjJOHMIDT, K. F.,Druggist an) Apothecary, Hous*
O ton. 66 Travis Street, Dr. bigismund's old store.
Prescriptions oarefally put np day and night. 1y7dtf
Oe H. ROTTBNBTKIN HKRAN MRNGBLRJ
rottenstein & engelke,
Paintsj Oils, Glass, Brashes, Yamisliert,
WALL PAPER, ETC.
AO. 7 ('ongrcse Mr.M, near main,
Bouse, Sign and Ornamental Painting, Glaring
etc.. done as uanal. nori-diitwly
g. s. CONRADI & CO
£j| No. 03 Mala Street,
(VAN ALSTYNE'S BUILDING)
Watohmakers and Jewelers.
•y Watches, Clocks and Jewelry carefully re-
paired and warranted.
A large assortment of 8PBOTAOLK8; orystals to
snlt tho ere and age. Alao, Gold, silver, Steel and
Com position Speotaole Frames always on hsnd
.We also keep the SINGER latest improved Family
SEWING MAOHINBS, with all the late Improve-
ments appertaining to It febli-dtf
P^ESE JAM JJalve
100 yeais this Waodornil "alvo has been the
icret or an old Conn, ctlcut family by thn n mi ol
_ boebe Ba er. a#" Mow It opines forth to bl^.s man-
kind. Its power to atlay Pain to r>o.th-P .f-
ferl.g, to fl al WesnSa, Is very exiraor Innry;
the like of It has never been known. llioo pe sops
already bear testimony. One per on ears. " I hournt
a tl Pot, and I would not be wlthoot It II It rnst (It
or I had to goall the wav to n. t. for 11." Phis-
lclsns use and rpco mend It. and ti po< - si e or ere i
dally >or Hospitals and Public Institution.. I" cv. iy
part of the U s.
PorOuta, Hurns, Bolls Rtuises
Sores, Ulcers, Cancers, tort
Mini lee, Broken Breasts.ChO
pad Llpe and Hands, Eruption*,
lllln'and BkadlngPHea Corns.
Ilunlon*. uhlibla'ns, Biles ol In
secte. Anlirals. Arc , Ac., < o.
All Dragslat. keep It for ssle.
l.,M. Eoxea are glv.n awav to teat Its vir<ue.
K#~ Go to your Dmarlstand set one.
Bl. t>, and fSpo'B sent ssrely psck"d,hyrxpres..
Add res- UOkTaK ( O. 13 Howard St., N. Y.
''OOSTARV' Rat, Boach, Ac., Exterminators.
"OOsrAR'S' Bed-Bug fstetmlnstors.
" C08TAR 8" (pare) Insect Powder.
" 0"S TAR •" I lock thorn Snive.
" COST ARB ''orr Polvsst.
'•f'OSTAR'S" Bl-bop JP11 a.
"CO-TARS' Cougii Bs-s.iet*-.
"COSTAB'o" Boantifler. (The Bitter-Sweet
and Orange Blossoms.)
1 Sold everywhere,
— or THE
Whea tho pare medicinal reatoratlve. now so wide-
ly known aa WOLFE'S SCHIEDAM SCHNAPPS,
waa Introduced Into the world under the ladornoment
of Tour thousand leading members of the medical pro-
fession. some twenty years ago, its Proprietor was
well aware that tt oould not whollr esoape the penal
ty attached to s 11 new and useful preparations. He
therefore, endeavored to invest it with the atrongett
possible safeguard against counterfeits, and to render
all attempts to pirate tt dlffloult and dangerous. It
waa aubmltted to distinguished chemists for analysis,
and pronouucml by them the purest spirits ever man-
ufactured. Its purity and properties having been thus
ascertained, samples of the article were forwarde t to
ten thousand physloians, including all the leading
practitioners in the United Slates, for purpose of ex-
periment. A circular, requesting a trial of the pre-
paration and report of the result, aocompanled each
speoimen. four tbonasnd of the most eminent med-
loal men n the Union promptly responded. Their
opinions of the article were unanimously favorable.
Such a preparation, they said, had long been wanted
by the profession, as no rellanoe conld be plaoed on
the ordinary liquors of commerce, all of which were
more or less adulterated, and therefore unfit formed-
iclnsl purposes. The paoullar excellence nod strength
of the oil of Juniper, which formed one of the princi-
pal Ingredients of the Scbnnpps, together with an un-
alloyed character of Ihe alcoholic element, give It, in
the estimation of the faculty, a marked auperlorlty
over every other dlffuelve at.raulnnt aa a diuretic,
tonic and reatoratlve.
The following are a few of tbe testimonials In
favor o the Schnapps:
Mr. Udolpho Wolle, J Beater street, New \ ork :
Dear Sir—I feel bonnd to say that I regard yonr
Schnapps a. bolng la every respeot pre-eminently
pure, and deserving of medical patronage. At all
eventa it la the purest possible artlole ot Holland
Gin, heretofore unobtainable, end as snoh, may be
safely prescribed bj physloians.
DAVID L. MOTT, M. D.
Pharmaoeutloal Chemist, New York.
26 PINK BTBBBT, New York, >
Nov. *1 1MT. J
Udolpho Wolfe. Esq., Present, i
Dear Sir—I hare made a chemical examination of
a Simple of your Sohledam p.ohnapps, with the in
tent of determining If any foreign or Injurious sub
stanoe had been added to the simple distilled sphlta
Tbe examination has resnlted In the conclusion
that the sample contained no prisonous or harmfu
admixture. 1 have been unable to dinoover any trace
of the deleterious substances wbloh are employed in
the adulteration of liquors. I would not healt^e to
nsc myself, or to recommend to others, for medical
purposes, tho Bohledam Schnapps as an excellent
and unobleotlonable variety of Gin
Very respectfully, yours,
(Signed) CHAM. A. 8KELY, Chemist.
NEW YORK, 63 CEDAR STREET, 1
Nov. 36, 1867, J
U olpho Wolfe, Est)., Present;
Dear Sir—I have submitted to ohemlcal analysts
two bottles ot Sohledam Schnapps, which 1 took from
a fresh paokage In your bunded warehouse, and find
as before, that the spirituous liquor is free from in-
jurlous Ingredients or falsification ; that it has the
marks of being aged and not reoently prepared by
mechanical admixture of alcohol and aromatloa
PRBD. K. MAYER, Chemist.
CHEMICAL AND TROHNIC AL LABORATORY, )
IS Exchange Place, New Vork, >
Udolpho Wolfe, Bsq.;
Dear Sir—Tho undersigned havo carefully and
thoroughly analyzed a sample of your "Aromatto
Schiedam Schnapps, selected by ourielves, and
have found the same free from all organic or iuor-
ganio snbstHnoes, more or less injurious to health.
From the result of our examination we oonslder the
aitiole one ol superior quality, healthful as a bev-
erage, and effeotualln Its medlolnal qualities.
ALEX. TR1PRL, Chemist,
FRANCIS R. RNG KLHARD, M. D.
For sale by all respeotable grooers and druggist^.
UDOLPHO WOLb'S ESTATE,
noT10(33m 8i Beavrr street, New York.
1 he undersignad bags leave to Inform his friends
and tbe pcbllc generally that ho has removed his
well assorted stock of
—?AND BRITANIA WARE —
From 10 confess street to No. 7* Wain street, next
door to the Texas Kxprm-s, wherf lie will b< nsppj
Itowait on his customers.
Houston, p* o.31-dlm It'll.
43 MAIN STREET 43
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Agent for the rtnloi>? the
Browu's I'at. Baby-Tenders.
he Bmpiie Sewing Machine received the ria.
ram at tho great Fair of the American Institute
Bow York, October With, 1p6t: and the mioikh
rnaatna for best msnuiactnrlng Macli'ne st Puri
Exposition, July. iw7 The people of Texas, after
trial of tkree years, have awarded it a patronage
almost eicluslve. wbloh ape.ks well for Its merits
It i. ooaatr «ted on t n.w principle of meohanlsm
which cocbl.es simplicity and perfection. lt has
straight needle, perpendicular action, makes the
lock or skuttle stitch, which will neither rip nor
ravel, and ts alike on hnth side.; performs perfec
sewing on every description of material, with oot
tea, i lam, or silk thr.ad. from the coarsest to tb
finest number. It hems, fells, binds hrrtlds, tuoks
quilts, plaits and gathers. Aa a Faml.y Sewing
ilaomn* It has no superior.
W for deiortptlve circulars and prlo* lists a
•o a b. Palm. Austin■ s. j. Pnrsgard. Waco; w b
(,ia>. "rysn: I. S. Worton^Brenjamj^i^^^
anrM.diwtP General Agent, Houston
Letter trom Crockett.
Crockett, Jan. 29, 1870.
To the Editor of the Telegraph.
I find the peoplo of this county up
and doing, hard at work preparing
for next season's crop. I am informed
that there will lie fully 25 percent,
more land planted in cotton this year
than last. The increase is due to a
bettoi*disposition on the part of the
freedmen to contract, as well us a
large inorease of population made up
wholly by immigration from tho old
States. Tho planteis and merchants
in this section of the country suft'er
to a considerable extent for want of
transportation. Ordinarily they have
to ship their cotton by ox teams to
Navasota and other points on the
Central K nil road at a cost of from $1
25 to $1 75 per hundred weight—the
same on freights back. This season,
thus far, tbe receipts via the Trinity
river will probably reach 10 000
barrels, while tho cotton shipped will
amount to 5000 bales, This Is for
the entire Trinity Valley, and not for
this county alouo. Should the river
get up and keep up, we could safely
calculate on the shipping of 30,000
bales of cotton and a corresponding
amount of return freight, nil of which
is purchased and sold in Qalveston
If we had a railroad to Honston di
rect, one half, if not. more, of this
business would stop there.
Mr. Joy and other railroad men of
the Northwest, have made an offer to
tbe people of Eastern Texas to bnild
a road from Qalveston to intersect the
Kansas City and Fort Scoit toad, oni
condition that the counties through
which tbe ruad passes will contiibute
a certain amount per count.v, and
the property holders so much percent,
of their land. We find, however,
tbatDc Gilbert but echoes the senti-
ments ot the citizens when he says,
•'We will have none of it in ours"
We would like to know of the Doctor
(as he appears, to be in favor of an
Eastern road) how the same is to be
built f Will the peoplo subscribe to
the stock? We think not, in sufflci
ent amounts to make the enterprise a
ftiooessf Tho question now arises
istbere sufflcent money in tbe road to
induce foreign capitalists to iuvest
without some bonus, us a road of tnis
kind would increase the value of real
estate to tbe amount of millions. We
c.^nt belp but think that the Doctor
and his adhereuts are pursuing a sui-
cidal policy, even if their policy can
be called policy.
What ails the mails? There is some*
thlDg wroDg, as it is a frequent occur*
ance for subscribers to receive their
Houston papers two weeks old, when
they ought to reach here in two days.
Galveston papers share the same fate,
with tbe single exception of the News.
1 would like to know why this excep-
tion exists. Tbe postmaster here
lays the whole blame on tbe Navasota
office. While writing about mail
matters, let me say a word tor the
carriers. Messrs. Sawyer &. Co. have
the contract for carrying the mail from
Navasota to Rusk. They are now
running a daily stage to Hnntsvillo.
Tbe stock this far is only tolerable,
but from Huntsville to this point it
Is miserable, wholly incapable of
doing the work required of tliem.
For instance, there is but one change
of horses, the first, team of three
horses (if these scrubs curi be called
horses) are driven 23 miles over the
worse roads immaginable ; the other
change of two horses are driven 22
miles, frequently with 4 to 5 passen>
gers, their baggage and some 1000
to 1500 pounds of mail matter. We
know of instances where mail sacks
have been thrown out to accomodate
passengers. Is it any wonder that
we have failures of mails ? Let Mr.
Saylor take note.
On Thursday night, the 27th inst.,
the large store house of Messrs, Mir-
chisou, Wright &. Co.. situated at
"Halls Blurt','' some fifteen miles
distant was entirely cousumed by
fire—loss $15,000 and no insurance.
This is to be deplored as the firm was
composed of young men, and bv this
accident they loose their nil. Every
circumstance connected with this fire
indicates robery and arson.
The position of the Telegraph
meets tho hearty approval of all
friends of law and order.
F. A. G. G.
•'Buncombe" in England.—The
British pnollc are greatly exercised
about tbe meaning of American slnn#
phrases just now, and it is hardly
safe to use one of them across the
water in any kir.d of rcspecteble
society. Tho use of tho word "bun-
combe, '' for instance, came very near
leadinc to a stoim in Englacd the
other day. At a town council meet-
ing, a member having declured tin-
speeches of his associates to be all
"buncombe," was requested to with-
draw tho offensive word, when (lie
following conversation took place.:
Mr. Hope—I tequiie the withdrawal
of that word "buocombe." | Inter
ruptlon.1 I tnke my stand on that
word, and s y it must be withdrawn.
[Hear, bear, and uproar | The Lord
Provost—What is the meaning of it?
Mr, Hope—1^ do not know ; 1 can't
define it; but it is a defilement and an
abomination. [ Great liiughter I
Bailie Miller—If ibe won] I huve un
fortunately used is offensive to any-
body, I will withdraw it. And so the
offensive, yet harmless, word was
Our Austin Letter.
City of Ausriw, Jan, 31, 1870.
To the Editor of the Telegraph.
After a very delightful trip of about
forty hours from Houston we found
ourself safe and sound in this great
City of tho Hills. We bad the pleas-,
ure of meetiug muny of our old
friends who gave us a cordial wel
come. We found that wo were full
early, ns only n fow members had
arrived As in duty bound we paid
our respects to Gov. Davis. Wfl
found him the same courteous and
pleasant gentleman as he was when
President of tho Convention. We
had tho pleasure of meeting Gov.
Hamilton, Gov. Pease. Col. .John L
Haynes and Maj. Longley, who
seemed none tho worse for their late
disappointment. They seem in no
wise cast down; but Ateus like, they
will rise with renewed vigor.
Among tbe old and distinguished
citizens wo had the pleasure of meet-
Ing, were Col. S A. Maverick, of San
Antonio, Mr. Sam Harris, of tb« city,
and Col. W. T. Austin, of Galveston.
Wo found this trio in olose conversa-
tion, tho subject boing the stirring
events of nearly forty years ago. Wo
rook off our hats and paid obeisance
to three of the old and worthy men
who had achieved the independence
Among ihe Houstonians we have
had tbe pleasure of meeting,'are J.
G Tracy, who has reoently purohased
the Siato Gazette fixturia. and has
issued it paper to bo called the State
Journal, daily and weekly.' Cfcpt.
James McCleery, formerly of the
Bayou City Guards, and recently of
our city, we find acting business man-
ager of the Journal offiou; Cap1. J.
W Oliver is In fine health and spirits,
liberal in his views, and a man of
power and influence; and Abe Jacobs,
of Galveston, who looks us nmi ing as
in days of yoie.
We inclose the late illustrated pros-
pectus of the Texas Plowboy pub*
lished at, Lockbart by our old friend
Nat. Raymond and Mr. E. H. Rogan,
which had accidentally fallen into my
han ls. The success of this paper,
trom what I can learn, has been truly
astonishing for Texas. But about
twelve months old, its circulation is
large, not only in Texas but in other
States. There are two features con-
nected with this publication which, if
it had nothing else to recommend it,
wonld merit the greatest success. We
allude to the publication of the pro"
ceedings of the Farmers' Club and
tbe notes from the Editor's Journal,
descriptive of the country. Bur, these
features, so well adapted as a matter
of general interest, are admirably
sustained by the editors in their
leaders, and in the taste and ability
shown in their selections on literary
and scientific subjects.
Members are arriving a'most every
hour, and no difficulty need be appre-
hended for the wnut of a quorum on '
Considerable anxiety is felt ia re-
gard to the turn political matters
will take after the meeting of the op
posing wing of the Republican party,
which wiil take place within the next
Col. John L. Haynes informed us
that he had to-day served in due form
a notice of contest on Degeuer, and is
sanguine that he will oust him.
Hotels and boarding houses are
rapidly filling up, and lively times
may be expected.
As your correspondent purposes
giving facts only, we will not even
hint at what we have heard as about
to take place. As soon as tbe result
of Friday's conference is known we
will write again. Until then we are.
respectfully, R. Q, L.
If you want a vmiin from $1 00 to
f50 00 call on M. Sues on Main street.
Farm Laborers in FnAKCK.—The
condition of the farm laborer and
peasant in some of the large countries
on tho European continent does no",
come very favorably ont of inspt c
tionj An able sgiiculturist, wh« has
recently visited the principal districts,
gives an unflattering report. In
France he found tbe average wuges
about a franc a day. The team men
sleep with tho cattle, two in a bed, or
rather two in a box, on a suck of
straw, a rude floor being put at one
end of the sheds. The boumn Sum-
mer were from 4 a. m., to 8 p. m , and
till noon on Sundays. This was in
Tonraine, one of the most favored re>>
gions of France. In Prussia, the men
also sleep in tbe stable with their bul*
locks and horses, and tho wages are
less than in France. The weight ol
superiucumbent mortgages is the load
which depresses French agriculture,
which exacts from it cries of distress
and extorts from the French Govern
ment successive commissions of in-
quiry, The one ambition of the
French peasant is to bny more land.
He will live for yt ars on tho barest
and hardest fare which will support
life, and then draw from the ground
hoards of coin for the acquisition of
more acres. So keen is this passion
that he will mortgage deeply what he
has to ohraiu mote ; and at this mo-
ment a very large portion of FreDch
lands belongs to mortgagees who
dwell in towns.
Do Lesseps would have bten Duke
of Suer. some weeks ago, only Lu
mado a remark which whs offensive
'o the Empress, and, his friends say,
Tbe nativo Government of Bur*
mab, finding the course of education
undertaken by the British authorities
too slow, have established schools of
th ir owa.
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Chew, J. C. Evening Telegraph (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 35, No. 234, Ed. 1 Friday, February 4, 1870, newspaper, February 4, 1870; Houston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth232510/m1/1/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.