Houston Daily Mercury (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 287, Ed. 1 Friday, August 8, 1873 Page: 3 of 4
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coonscfe tlie waters of tbe Gftio^
with fliose of the Chesapeake, aP"
fbrxliiag to the teeming population
of the 1 iVest cheap transportation
o? their produce to points of ship-
ment and marts of trade in the
East. The completion by the Gov-
ernment of tliis design of George
Washington would be an addi-
. tional bond of union between com-
munities whose products and com-
modities could pass over the line
of the great national work. So we
recognize it as a fundamental, polit-
ical truth, that upon the intelligence
and virtue of its people must resist
the prosperity, power and pre-
eminence of the State. We point
with pride to the successful estab-
lishment and progress of the free
school system inaugurated in Vir-
ginia, and conducted under cir-
cumstances peculiar by difficult,
for which we are indebted to the
wisdom and zeal of Conservative
State Government. Liberal pro-
vision ought to be continued for
the support of the extension of
the free schools for the white and
colored race respectively.
Ohio Democratic Convention.
Columbus, O., Aug. 7.—Senator
Thurman made a brief speech,
predicting the success of the en-
tire Democratic ticket.
Mr. Allen, in a dispatch, accept-
ing the nomination says: "I ac-
cept the nomination, and desire
the Convention to accept my grat-
itude for it. I accept, because the
Convention by bestowing it, ex-
presses the belief that I may be
of some service in promoting the
success of the great Democracy,
upon whose success, and upon
that alone, rests the prosperity,
liberty and happiness of the
Wisconsin German Convention.
Milwaukie, Aug. 6.—The Ger-
man State Convention in session,
have adopted resolutions denounc-
ing ill sumptuary laws advoca-
ting free trade, and deprecating
corruption in Government offi-
cials. While they deplore the habit
of excessive drinking, they op-
pose all laws interfering with the
inherent rights granted by the
Sen- York Educational Convention.
Elmira, N. Y., August 7.—The
National Educational Convention
elected the following officers for
the ensuing year: President, S.
H. White; Secretary, A. J. Mar-
ble, of Massachusetts; Treasurer,
John Hancock, of Ohio.
Cholera in Sew York
New York, Aug. 7.—A death
from cholera is reported at No. 1
Bridge street. A woman also
dksl^iih it at 128th street
The Health 0£&s5*4#vestigating
the steamer Ernest, Morris Ardt,
from Stellin via Havre, fifteen
days over due, says the Captain
reports 400 passengers, 750 tons
freight, the third trip of the steam-
er, a fine sea, and that the vessel
had plenty of provisions.
The Murderer Sharkey.
New York, Aug. 7.—The Su-
preme Court has issued a writ of
error staying the proceedings in
the case of the condemned mur-
derer Sharkey. -.
(r: ale of Gold.
The Government sold one mil-
lion and a halt gold to-day at a
fraction under 15£.
Mulcting German Beer Sellers.
Worcester, Mass., Aug. 7.—
Fourteen German beer sellers
were summoned before the Cen-
tral District Court to-day, most of
them for the third time. Six
were fined, and costs and
-^atehced to the House of Correc-
tion for six months, and ordered
to find one thousand dollars bail
not to violate the law for one year.
They all appealed and found the
Recovery of Motley.
London, Aug. 7.—Motiey is much
l>etter. It was
Rice Mill Burned.
A rice mill in the eastern su-
JL&BKETS BY TELEGRAPH
was neuralgia, not ap-
burbs of London, was burned.
Saratoga, Aag. 7.—Kenner
Stokes won the two mile race by
a neck. Time, 3:30. For all ages;.
one mile heat; Arizona won by
two lengths; Wanderer second.
Another fin la Chicago.
Chicago, Aug. 7.—A fire occured,
among some planing mills. Loss,
Trtmi Trip of the Ohio.
Philadelphia, Aug. 7.—The Ohio
sailed to Liverpool on her first
trip with twenty-seven passengers
and full cargo.
The excursion train of fbrty
ears carried two thousand people
io Atlanta City to-day.
Brlghasi Young** Seventeenth Wife.
Salt Lake City, Aug. 7.—Brevet
wife of Brigham Youug filed a
new plea. Brigham Young's coun-
sel filed a demurrer to jurisdiction
of the Court in his divorce case
thimorning. The case was post-
poned until to-morrow evening.
For the Northwest, diminishing
pressure, southeast winds, warm
and increasing cloudy weather.
For upper lake regions and Indi-
ana, northwesterly to northeaster-
ly winds veering to southeast;
winds, cloudy weather and local
rains, extending to the lower Ohio
Valley. For lower lakes and
thence to West Virginia, south-
west scd northwest wind, tempo-
rarily cooler, cloudy weather and
light local rains. For New Eng-
land and west winds, warm and
cloudy weather and occa-
sional rains for Middle Atlantic
States. Southwest and West-
erly winds, low barometer, warm
and partly cloudy weather with
occasional winds lor the South Atr
lantie and Eastern Gulf States.
Falling barometer, Southeasterly
winds, rising temperature, cloudy
weather and rains near the coast
for the Western Gulf. In the
1 South, Southeasterly winds, high
temperature and generally clear
weather. Reports are missing
from the extreme Northwest.
the TiuMsatjaKtic Circus on the 8th.
at one o'clock. Performance com-
mences at tgg o'clock.
At night, opfefl at seven. Per-
formance at eigiit. 1 ? || gg
New Orleans, Aug. 7.
Groceries.—Flour dull; treble
6 50 to $7 50, family 8 50 to $9 75.
Corn scarce and firm; yellow
mixed 63c.; white mixed 7|ic.; white
78 to 08c.. Oats dull, and
in moderate demand at 41 to 42c.
Bran 80c. Hay dull, prime $21 00;
choice scarce at $26 00. Pork
firmer, at 17 to $17 75. Dry salt
meats; shoulders 9|c. Bacon
scarce and in good demand at 9f:
ll^tolljc. Hams 15f to 16c. Lara
dull; tierce 8§ to 8gc.; keg scarce
at 10jJ to llcv Sugar, demand good;
fully fair 9Jc.; yellow clarified 10Je.;
prime 10|c. Molasses, nothing
doing. Whisky quiet; Louisiana
94c.; Cincinnati 98c. Coffee 18 to
Monetary.—Sterling 26J. New
York sight § premium. Gold 115J.
Cotton—Quiet; sales 700 bales;
Good Ordinary 14f *to 15c.; Low
Middling 18c.; Middling 18f to
18$c.; Middling Orleans 19c.; re-
ceipts 318 bales; no exports; stock
on hand 18,539 bales.
New York, Aug. 7.
Cotton—Irregular; sales 2000
bales at 20£c.; net receipts 83 bales;
gross 83 bales; sales of futures 12,
506 bales: and the market closed'
at the following quotations:
August 18| to 1815-16c.; Sep-
tember 18 5-32 to 18 3-16c.; Oc-
tober 17 5-32 to 18 3-16c.
Groceries.—Flour, Southern, in
quest, and unchanged. Whis-
ky 95£c. Wheat 1 to 2c. better
and a good export demand with a
large busines for forward delivery.
Corn a shade firmer, and in fair
Monetary—Money easy at 3 to 4.
Sterling 9. Gold 115§ to 115^
Bonds—Governments, but little
doing. States quiet at the following
quotations: 81s 19J; 62s 17 J; 64s 17§;
65s 17f; new 173; 67s ISf; 68s 18J;
new 5s 14§; 10 40s 15. State .bonds
quiet, at 81J; new 81|; Virginia
43$; new 50. Consols 53; defer-
red 11} Louisiana 42; new 45;
Levee 6s 47; do. 8s 50; Alabama
8s 80} —— n
new 14; April and October 22.
LIVERPOOL COTTON MARKET.
Liverpool, Aug. 4, 7 p.m.
Cotton—Sales 6250 bales Ameri-
The Great Trans-Atlantic Show—They
This World's Exposition con-
sisting of museum, circus, menag-
erie, caravan, hippodrome and
aviary, has come and spread their
mammoth tents on Bremond
Block, city of Houston, this day,'
Friday August 8th, and will give
two exhibitions, afternoon and
night. This show has an enviable
reputation, pronounced by the
press and public, as. being the
largest and most complete show
in America. Wo can assure our
readers that this show has the
largest and most comprehensive
menagerie on the Continent of
America, while in the areme de-
partment they have secured such
artists only that they feeJ assured
are worthy of the pannage of a
discriminating public. Jno expense
has been spared in it^tting up'or
shown by the
quarter of the globe!
s a complete
:s from every
many rare animals this Menagerie
contains will be seen the genuine
live Black Sumatran Rhinoceros,
or Unicorn of Holy Writ, weigh-
ing upwards of 4000 pounds,
which is the only live animal of
the kind that has ever been exhib-
ited on the continent of America.
This animal is one of the greatest
curiosities of the brute -creation,
and well worth the time and
money spent for those desiring to
see one of the greatest curiosities
of the earth.
We append the following tele-
graphic dispatch from the Galves-
ton News, July 6th, which shows
how the people of McDade speak
of the Great Transatlantic Show:
We attended the great Transatlantic Cir-
cus, which performed at this place to-day,
and must gay, notwithstanding contrary re-
ports of your correspondent at Marlin, that
their performances are as good as we have
ever witnessed in Texas, and the rhinoceros
is a living fact
The Dallas Herald of July 25th
We have seen the great Transatlantic
Show. Their horses are the finest we ever
saw attached to a circus; flieir menagerie
comprises some very rare animals, and is as
good as we have ever seen in Dallas. Their
zoological department is complete. Their
ring performers are as good as we ever saw
in the State of Texas; in fact, the show in
general is as fine and complete as any show
ever before witnessed in the State of Texas,
and we cheerfully recommend it to the
Be Not Deeeired.
No such firm as " Williams &
Cohen" has existed. The latter
has never been a partner of mine,
but was amply employed to color
at my gallery. As the coloring
department was unsatisfactory, a
change became imperative.
I have now engaged the best
talent in the country, and portraits
in Oil, India Ink and Crayon, will
be executed in a style unsurpassed,
if, indeed, equalled by any work
heretofore executed in this city.
Satisfaction will be given in all
cases. I expect to be absent from
the city for two or three weeks,
after which I will reopen with in-
creased facilities for all classes of
portraiture. Mr. W. N. Ewing
will be found in charge of the Gal-
lery during my absence.
W. Wirt Williams.
sagar for Sale.
One hundred hogsheads of sugar
are offered for sale, at prices vary-
ing from 7 J to 9J cents, by Wm.
D. Cleveland, corner Main and
AUGUST 8, 1873.
TK*H KHATCH.*;—AUGUST 7, 1873.
TAKEN- AT O. W, PESCAY & CO.. JEWELERS,
81 MAIS STBSRT.
6 o'clock, A. M 78
H o'clock, M 8!>
3 o'clock, P. M 93
6 o'clock, P. X 87
For Sheriff of Harris County.
I hereby announce myself as a candidate
for the office of Sheriff of Harris county*
subject to the Democratic Nominating Con
vention. Corxeuus M. Noble.
The friends ot Peteh Floeck annoui
him as a suitable candidate for Sheriff o|
Harris county, and will give him a unani
Sam S. Ashe is a candfidate for Sheriff
Hajria county, subject to decision of tl
County Democratic Convention.
We announce our fellow citizen, T.
Lubbock, as a suitable gentleman to fill
office of Sheriff of Harris county, and
him our undivided support. He is a nati
of the county and favorably known.
For Commissioner or the General Land
We ar.i authorized to annoance Gen. 1. W.
WHITFiELD, of Lavaca county, as a candidate
for Commissioner of the General Land Office, sub-
ject to the nomination of the Democratic Conven-
The Transatlantic Circus on tho 8th.
Day performance—doors open
at one o'clock. PerfepaJfance com
mences at two
At night, opdtf at
formance at eight.
W od! mod!!
A good supply of best oak
wood, by the cord and sawed and
split, ready for the stove, is kept
constantly on hand at our wood-
yard, on Cypress street, near Lou-
isiana bridge. Orders left at T.
Schweikart's, Market Square, will
be executed at the shortest no-
tice. Phipps & Co.,
T' c Transatlantic Circus on the 8th.
Day performance—doors open
at one o'clock. Performance com-
mences at two o'cltekf
At night, open _ p seven. Per-
formance at eight.
And bast Pianos at Renzo Granewald's
Music Store, 93 Main street, sole agent for
Stein way Pianos. Brass instruments, ao-
cordeona, violins, banjos, strings, etc., can
be bought cheaper than from any other
house in the trade. j
Capitol lie tel.
The undersigned offers the en-
tire furniture and business of the
above house for sale. Also, a very
cheap Tent. The purchaser with
close application to business can
realize his invest ment in twelve
Must positively be sold this
month, as other business demands
the undivided attention of
E. L. Bremond,
In order that the public may not
be deceived, I beg to announce to
my numerous Mends and patrons,
that I have removed my studio
from the "photograph and fine art
rooms" of Williams & Cohen, to
my residence on Capitol street,
one door west of Fannin.
Any orders left for oil portraits
at the gallery next to Masonic
Hall, will not be execnted by me.
My patrons who desire my work,
will please note the preceding. My
studio will be open all day for
friends and visitors.
Laurence L. Cohen, Sr.,
Orders left at Mr. C. W. Pea-
cay's jewelry store will be prompt-
ly attended to.
Milby, Porter & Co.
A New Live and
who are also
Reliable Grocery Firm,
This new house promises to take
an early stand among the older
houses of our city. The gentle-
men who compose the firm—
Messrs. Ed. Milby, G. L. Porter
and W. H. Palmer, are all practi-
cal men, of long business expe-
rience, with characters for probity
and fair dealing that are sans re-
proche. They announce that in
handling cotton fthey will be
exclusively sdUeif, and all
charges will Oar covered by
fifty cents a bale. Their
stock of groceries will necessarily
be fresh; and it being purchased
for cash at this, the dullest season
of the year, they can afford to sell
them at living prices. They em-
brace the sale of bagging and ties
as a branch of their business, and
fill all orders with promptness and
accuracy. They also advance lib-
erally on all articles consigned to
them. An inspection of their
stock, backed by a sample order,
will prove their assertions, and tie
the customer to the house as a
It will be noticed by reference
to our advertising column^, that
Averill Chemical Paint Depot has
been removed to TravuT street,
next door to E. E. Schmpt's drug
store. The agent, By K. Allen,
will always be foind m this place.
The chemical painL/mixed for im-
mediate use, is always ready for
the brush, and requires no oil, as
it is thinner and drier. It is sold
by the gallon only, and is a good
article. We know, having tried it.
A Great Horror Done Away With.
House cleaning is a great horror to nine
men out of every ten. When that time
comes the " men folks," as a rule, give the
domestic hearth a "wide berth.5' Oceans
of suds—the product of tons of soap—fairly
flood every part of the house. The women,
from the mistress down, labor as they never
worked before, and what with -the discom-
fort, the Bmell of suds and the dampness,
and not unfrequently sickness, the product
of colds and overwork, matters are gener-
ally disagreeable. The simple use of Sapoiio
instead of soap does away with oil this
discomfort. It lightens the labor a hundred
per cent., because it removes dirt, grease,
stains and spots, with hardly any labor,
with bat little water, and in one-tenth the
COVKTY TUBASIXRER ti OFFICE,
IIoustox, Texas, Aug. 4th, 1$7:
In compliance with resolution of
the honorable County Court, of
Harris county, passed July term
1873, 1 am prepared to register on
and after August loth, 1873, all
valid claims of whatever nature,
outstanding against the county of
Extracts from the above men
tioned order are given below for
the information and guidance of
all persons whom this notice con
" Section 1 provides mode of
registration, and states that no
claim shall be registered unless
the Treasurer is satisfied that it
is a valid debt against the county
* * Each endorsement
must be genuine, not fictitious,
# * 3 * - *
That no claim pretending to
be against this county shall be
deemed valid, unless the name of the
payee and endorser thereof are true
and real; and that the services
as stated in each and every cer
tificate or certificates were duly
and actually rendered as stated
that all other claims are deemed
false, fraudulent and void, and.
shall not be paid by this county:
that no scrip shall be registered
as valid against the county, unless
the same is endorsed by the payee
in the presence of the Treasurer
or that the Treasurer is satisfied
that the endorsement is genuine;
(if already endorsed,) and that
the names of both payee and en
dorser are those of responsible
"That said Treasurer is hereby
forbidden to register any jury cer-
tificate or scrip of any nature
whatever, issued by Charles
Schmidt, late clerk of the Crim-
inal District Court of this county,
at any time during the period of
eight months, immediately pro-
ceeding the date of his abscond-
ing, to-wit: From the first day
of October, 1872, to the thirty-
first day of May, 1873; but that
all such certificates and scrip shall
be referred by the holder to the
County Court for its consideration
and action thereon."
J. E. Whittlesey,
Treasurer Harris Co.
Jeweler and Watchmaker.
S. Conradi, 61 Main street, Jew-
eler and Watchmaker.
Lovers of Improved Fire Arms
have an opportunity of taking a
chance in a raffle for a new and
splendid double-barreled Keedle
Shot Gun, which is valued at
"$175. It is id*^od order. There
are only thirty-usances. Tickets
$f>. The raffle will come off at the
Baby Saloon on Main street, as
soon as the chances are taken.
5To chance considered taken until
LUBBOCK A PON sell lO-DA
10 o'clock a. it., by Auction:
UK DEBWEAB for Genla
One Crate of pnAHTAIK?,
FDRMITORB, and Sundries.
w. h. amnr
MILBY, PORTER & CO.,
CORN EH MAIN
Keep caaitantly on
V ---U f f
ft l tg« and complete
STATUS AND FANCY GROCERIES,
Bagging and Ties..
CASH OBDSBS solicited and promptly filled,
are invited to examine oar stock and
advances made on consignments of
COITON and other produce. ang9-ly
CHEMICAL PAINT DEPOT.
ways ready for t>.e
or drier. Bold
Mixed for immediate ueej
brash. Beqalres no oil.
by the gallon only.
H. K. AL.LBK, Agent,
Travis bt, next door to E. F. Schmidt's Drug
my friends for the preference they
have shown me, I at the same time would re-
spectfully decline the honoc&becomlng a candi-
date for the offloe of £
S0 F. WILLIAMS.
Houston, Autrust *th. au«9 31*
SPE' lAL AOTll iN.
MA?OB'8 OFFICE, I
Cit* <■* Houston, inly 6ih, 1878. j
By virtue of a Bevolution of the lily Council,
passed at a special meeting held on Wedaeadty,
inly 3d, 18:3,1 win proceed to offer at publlo ano-
Won at the Market House of caid ci9, on the Utii
day of August, 1878, at 13 o'clock noon, the lease
of the New Market House, with all the privileges
and appnrtenances thereto belonging, together
with all other market privileges of the city, for •
term of five yean, commencing September 1st,
1878, and ending August 81fct, 1878.
Said lease la subject to all rule* and regulation*
of the city then in force In regard to the govern-
ment of the Market House and Oity HaU.
That all rooms In portion of City Hall required
for use of the city are not leased or surrendered.
That the lessee shall pay Into the City Treasury
on the first day of each month, in advance, the
That he shall give good and sufficient bond in
the sum of $23,000 for the teltMul performance of
his contract, to be be approved of by the Msyor
The Mayor reserves the r'ght to reject any or all
bids. T. H. SCAN LAN,
Orrtcx cr the Bailbod, Bfal Estate ;
Build wo akd Savjbos association or Txxas.
HoubTo?;, July #th, 1873.
At a meeting of the Board of Directors, held
July 7th, 1873, It wis
Retolval, "That all stock more than thirty (30)
days in arrearson the lBth of August 1873. shall
be* forfeited to the Association."
Delinquent stockholders muit itttie tbeir in-
deMeOm-as (including Interest on bask install-
ments,) before the ISih day of August, or their
stock will be forfeited as per above resolution.
Jniy 10- Tb fl Secretary.
V A L E T
Always on hai^l^e best of
WINX8 AND LIQCOaS, &BE5H BDTTSRMILK.
Lunch daily at 10K V«teek a. m. aagfc-tf
Iicnconi ro on Main Street—The Prize
Ring in Houston.
Last night the loud cry of "po-
lice" attracted a crowd to the cor-
ner of Main and Congress streets-
Thinking that a murder at least
as being perpetrated, we hurried
|b the scene, and found a promis-
cuous gathering, all of whom were
excited. The whole affair had a
ponnybrook appearance, but for
;some time it was difficult to tell
'who wore the defiant coat-tails.
Alderman Flynn was the most
conspicuous figure. He was liold-
ling a large man, who was receiv-
ing sundry kicks and blows from
some antagonist to us not j et
known, whom he had under him
on the ground. Flynn's efforts
were used with tho view, we sup-
pose, of dragging the upper man
off his prostrate antagonist, who
was freely using his maulers upon
the blinkers of the upper man.
It was a real old first class fight.
A violent jerk from a
new arrival removed Flynn rather
forcibly from his position, pushing
him against the wall and holding
him there. This allowed the light
from the saloon at the corner to
illumine the visage of the gentle-
men pugilists, and we then dis-
covered that Lawyer Rawley was
pummeling the eloquent Auction-
eer, W. B. Ochiltree, whom he
had down, but who was returning
the blows with interest, drawing
the claret quite freely, making it
run down over the frontispiece of
the lawyer, besmearing his shirt-
front in a rivulet of red.
The cries of "police," "murder,"
etc., reached the suburban retreat
Figmount, and brought our friend
Tom Vapid at a double quick to
the spot. He added his voice to
the dozen others loudly but vainly
raised for the officers of the law.
Nary officer was in sight, and it
was only when from sheer exhaus-
tion the prostrate Ochiltree re-
leased Jiis grasp of the sturdy
lawyer, that the latter was
pulled off by some friendly
hands, and made his way into the
coiner saloon. Here he realized
his position by announcing that
he was willing to be arrested, but
wanted the blood stains tb remain,
evidently thinking he had killed
Exis antagonist. He insists he only
let go when Ochiltree cried like
The jiolice at last put in an ap-
pearance, and quelled the dis-
turbance by arresting the disturb-
ers and marching them off to the
Recorder's office; the auctioneer
being taken there first by three
officers, who returned and per-
formed the same kind office for
An hour afterwards the police
whistle again shrilly announced
something exciting, and directed
ay it we found at the corner of
Preston .and Main street, the same
parties loudly disputing who was
the best man. This time the
persuasion of the police triumphed,
and the two amateur pugilists
were pacified. They will proba-
bly settle the quarrel at some fu-
ture date, with pistols and coffee
From ilia Dallas Herald August 5.
We had the pleasure of meeting
in oar city last evening, Hon. Webb
Flanagan, of Henderson. He is
just returning from a Northern
tour, looking in excellent health,
and is heartily impressed with the
future importance of our growing
A flour mill is to be erected in
this city at once by a Mr. O'Con-
nor, who represents extensive
capital. This mill is to be erected
with a capacity sufficient to grind
five hundred barrels per day
A horse tied to an inside tree,
and neatly nibbling at the sign
"$25 fine for hitching or leaving
any animal on the square" was a
picture that set us "sadly dream-
The Grocer and
OECKAUIES i V' .
41 Main Sh w-f,
HOUSTON TEK J
•; - . .—
jrsr iBBlVKD AMD OS THK way
ing" yesterday afternoon, as we wporr orrAAv aii riAATiG
nnssr-fl thrnnoh tW Wnlik- OlVLH. U± WUUUk
Barilla? of a Child to Death by Kero-
A little daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. L. M. Norton, named Agnes,
was burned to death by the ex-
plosion of a can of kerosene oil,
under the following circumstan-
ces: Mrs. Norton had split up
some kindling wood and told lit-
tle Agnes to light the fire, giving
her some matches. The little girl
thinking she would build the fire
quick, took a can of kerosene oil
along with her, holding a lighted
candle in her hand, when the can
took fire and exploded, striking
Eier in the face. Her clothes tak-
ing fire, she ran from the house,
running for a neighbor's house
crying for help. Her mother
caught her, wrapping her in her
clothes trying to extinguish the
fire. Dr. Archer was immediately
called in, but nothing could be
done to save the little sufferer's
life. The fire burned inward, and
death ensued after much suffering.
Little Agnes was nine years of
age, and was a very bright child.
The funeral took place yesterday
The Norton family are recently
from New Orleans.
The Galve^n Commercial says:
Galveston must bs up and doing
if she would get the cotton from
Marshall, July 30, 1813.
Messrs- Cundiff & Cage, Longview:
Carry tho news I Wo will reduce the rate
i cotton. Longview to Shreveport, one
dollar and fifty cents per bale currency, after
September \ti. Jno. F. Dickson.
In commenting upon this reduction the
Longview Netv Era says:
It is thought, and confidentially believed,
that it will bring us almost the entire crop
as far South of ub as Salem. Mt. Enter-
prise, Troupe ond Jamestown. The reduc-
tion in freights will enable our merchants
to sell goods lower than has ever been
We heartily indorse the advice
given to Galvestou to be up and
We believe that a united effort
of merchants and railroat^ will
enable ns to hold the business. The
sooner it becomes known that the
roads must carry certain freight
at small margins, or else lose the
trade, the better it will be for
them and for us. In nur leader
will be found an article on this
subject which will pay for reading.
passed through that locality.
A action Sale.
F. R. Lubbock & Son will sell
to-day," at 10 o'clock, at their well
known Main street auct
raisins, potatoes, flom^soap, mo-
lasses, case good\^im can goods.
Also underwear for gents, boots,
shoes, hats, one case of plantains,
cook stove, furniture and sundries.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Offloe, Opposite Postofflce. P. O. Box Ho. 1453.
DR. M. PERL,
Kpecial attention to Cebosxc Duuns.
Cffic* amd Bxaroaraa:
CORNER TRAJIS8T. AND tut a a AYES OB,
fcVEtt BROO MT TO CuUSTON.
*< OI.D '-OOO* AT JOHV c-- LL.1nv
MILK. KOAP, FL U B, -
Freebfrotn the Htnafsctory, cheap for CASH.
WILLIAM B. CLEVELAND
37 Main Street.
NOW IN WAREHOUSE AND ARRIVING:
700 BArteIa_Floiir—all gr&dea. -w^
ISO Barrel? Whisky—all pricaKdnd qaai-
THE best quality of Flour is made art there
Milts from Bo. 1 Tens Fan Wheat, and told
in Bouston by the following reliable tans:
W. A A. It RICH ARDT.
U. H. BARRETT.
J, A V. BAUEr.
THRO, KHLIiBR A r|U~.
ROBKRTSOS A SHEPHE ;iB.
WM, CHRISTIAN A CO.
Evory sack is guaranteed to not only be good but
made from this year's crop of wheat
PHILLIPS. JfEBNIBOS & MOOBB.
from $2 50 to $12 00
SO Casks Brandy,
100 Hogsheads Sugar, Texas and Louisi
ana, from to 12 cents.
100 Barrels Syrup, Texas and Louisiana
500 Boxes Soap from
6$ to 10 cents.
100 Barrels Crash and Coffee Sugar.
-y-GUNQ TEXAS RAISED HOI^S
for sale cheep.
Friday, July 11th, 1873,
LACE MOSQUITO BARS.
ALWAYS ON HAND A FULI STOCK OF
MEAL, CHACKSRS, SICK,
YEAST powvbbs, dried ap.
PLUS, TOBACCO, CIO ASS, and MATCHES
And a full stock of
CAJT PKCITS, VEOKTABLKS.
WISBS. UI38, SCHNAPPS,
WOOD A WILLOW
Batistes,' for'Traveling Wear.
Are offered at lowest market price.
Med and prompt attention given.
Stripe & Check Nainsooks
At 30 Cents per Yard..
COTTOH, WOOL AND HIDES
Handled onlj on Commission.
solicited, and special attention
given to sale stid shipment of same, Je8-tf
s. z. Koanni.
h. j. Bozosnts.
LEATHER & MOROCCO BELTS
LINEN DRILLS FOR BOYS* WEARJ
25 Gents per Yard.
McltHEINY & HUTCHINS,
T. R. FRANKLIN.
WHOLESALE D8ALSBS IN
PUOF. MITCHKLL, Managing Principal, DOmeStiC
J. W. BLiACKMAN' 3 -
Established in 18S1.
18 damp Street, Entrance 45
Open D>y and Evening the entire year, from 0 A.
M. t) 9 P. K.
Ko YaeaUo%l Scholarships good during Life!
EXCELLENT 8UKHEB ABBAHQEMEKT.
COMPABE "our present charges" with "our
OCB PRESENT CBABQXS:
Business Penmanship, full course, • - $15 00
Booh keeping, D and B. Entry, full ooorse, 40 (0
jnetic, Analytic and Ph:loaophlo, full
course, - - - - - SO 00
Commercial Law,Smith & Dean, fall ooune, 1C00
Stationery, full supply, - - • 1# 0J
Total, «U 00
ODB EOBMJ5B OHABOES:
Business Penmanship, full course, • - $25 00
Book-keeping, D. and S. Entry, fun ooorse 60 00
Arithmetic. Analytic and Philosophic, full
COQTM, • • • • • *5)00
Commercial Law, Smith & Dean, - . SS 00
Stationery, If 00
Foreign Dry Goods,
Boots and Shoes,
Houston Gity and Eureka Kills.
CnUl|SS BU of KM T*0> OS
CHABSE8I NO " INCIDENTAL
" Our present charges "—$100 for a full oourse
of studies In above branches
;bes including Buffing.
Spelling, Geography and History. " Our former
charges "—$170, exclusive of Besding, Spelling,
Geography and History. Beooe the cheapness of
present plan over former arrangement.
Instruction by the month from $3 to $8.
Boys and Young Hen can enter for any of the
above branches by the month at the above rates,
or aecure a scholarship for all with privilege to
tpte>e if <" " "
option (at *
from three to
begin and comple'e
life, free of additional
Usual Term to complete
To Parents, Guardians, Patrons aad Friends I
Members of every Household! Educate your
••Teach th«n that lrhlch they will practioe
when they will become men."
Invest a small sum^f money in the purchase of
a life scholarship in J? W. BLACKMAH'8 NKW
OBLEAK8 cOMMEBOIAL COLLEGE, for a full
commercial or business course. Honey invested
In " bead atock." Is money that Is hourly com-
pounding and wboee interest is regularly paid in
suoeess, prosperity, honor, fame and happiness.
To Young Hen, Clerka and Hechanics! Be-
member this fact: Bv attending our day and eve-
ning session from two to five months you may
obtain a practice! business education worth to you
Five I house ml Dollars. $8000.
Situations guaranteed to all those who)
thoir course of «tudiee satisfactorily in Bus
Department. Phonography (short hand) and
Telegraphy taught by experienced and worthy
Unequalled lacilitles are offered to all, young
and old, for obtaining in a few weeks a the rough
business education and subsequent lucrative and
honorable employment as Book keeper. Olerk
(Store, Steembcat or Bailroad,) or Telegraph Oper-
We have now perfected a.systematic plan by
which *e make specfel contracts with reliable
parties, guaranteeing oi r graduates in telegraphy
situations on new lines
Usual time for completing a course, from three
to five months.
Compare "our present charges" with '• our
SCHMIDT & K0S- E.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
FROM ST. LOUIS, HO,
la lt«W at Ho. 3J Preit >n tttreet, t'p
Vtaira, Ha.is . 7.
Where she wHlbe ploaded to answer questions
persons ask concerning
THE PAST, PEESRNT AND FUTURE.
She wtil remain only a Aw day*, and cu be seei
at til seasonable hours. augS-lw*
NEW YORK PJ
We make N*AILS a
ing goods la oar Hue. i
call before purchswiL-f t
for Windows is better tests w.. •
Ko removing *
Yon can't s
for Scouring Knlvaa is
Bath Brick. WffinotK
r izi esawa
is better than Soap &nd Ssoi for
ware. Brightens without
Acid or OU and BotteL i
Tlsere fa sao out rttsis
will do so many kinds cf wotk i
It sts well at Bapslk, Tr> u.
s a po l
• sew and
blemish from 1
hand s a P O L
Is witfcoat s riv-A m tac
wmom tar, pHofe, ism ci is& *
stains aad grew*; isr s m a
zasefcine ^tops. iaiast, ,
valusbic. For saakicg ' v.r.^
soft; aasd gwisg to tfcf'
"Kooia of beeaty.-'- SaMB
ps£wd by aity Get a a S v, jm
HAND § A p O L 1
! 10 IS cente jk tmfJi I
WKjboi/ hv-e U.,
frth itie it.
IKIS'T FAIL TRY THESE ami
Bay 1* of year rnrehMt if ht> ■: ■ -
or will proeurett fe* yoa. 11 aet, i ■ s
write for oar PasKBhtrt, •> AM
8 pt/Ho " asdit wlil
E^OCH MOBQ-ANS •-
ao pake place, s. r.
Want- —For Eeet-For Ssie.
WAWTKO.—A good Wwft«r*a4 t?s I
I the day or acnih. Apftty at Bs-it-
A STOEE FOE UEKT.
& spacious Store, ferajeriy occu.-if a
W. P. Maaaay. ehosraake?, cm
Plllot'a BoJUUg. Posawitasj
Apply to O. F,
Or to 30CU0ST a MiM
WAVTBD —A Oetkfiemas tai 1sU%
I aentlrmen. to cccuj r s 1;; i
•with good Board: alsf a few Say pes ; j
lira. Plt'OE's iicer-c, a a iin:sj
Tens t-retme md Oki^tel
Tbssss—D y Boarders 523 per nnr.-'. : '
Hfl-la - 1
sfcVSBAL BWELtHG I'O'; :
OMmsmR TO Bcbiskss.
Apply to J. C, C. WI!©r.R,
jySO-2w 84 Meift SJkwc
; ,r •; FOE SALK.
THE tOKE STAR SAlXfOK, )
WithUcesee, Furniture *n l RjctaiKw. wii! fcsl
sold at a bargain. Eorfart&er itsemnsm tiv"?
to *S. EISSS8 a SOS. "
■ ^01i SALE I 0W~
THE 7KRANDA HOTEL BVIbBWm,:
Ob Oor«i«r or fraakiin «®d Tvsmm -«r*eSfe
Said buiidtngs to be (wsved. AgpSj tB
jeas-tf wm. msess &
A SMALL GBAV UABE, about six years old,
" H P on the left shoulder, ease to my
We raspectfnUy golioit a v*rii and examlnatton
of oar facilities and routine of studies as adopted
and pursued by member* of t&U institution, and
a comparison of the same with &at of other Com-
mercial Oollegea in this city. \
For oircuiara, containing more extended in-
formation, please call, or i
W. 8 —
p] ce, nine nilee south of Houston, about a
month age, aad turn been running with my horses
ever since. Saddi* and barneee marks are visible.
The owner can get her by paring for this notice.
BD. R. TAtLOB-
Botrsros, July 80,18?3—jySLD&W2w
WholsatU KQd Retail Dealer ta Vair.ss, OU,
Tnrpet&B*, Window Glaas and WfcU Pa©s&
Ko&aa, 8iss tui Crss-eeBtaS wori doc-c
MAJOR S Off
Cirr ow Het^sos, Jnne ;sf'tbs iwf?
The interest Ooapcps of Ohrot UoszLrm V- :
due July 1st. 18T5, and payable in th? piiy <;i
gottrtM, will be paid at the Backing Ec .
W. House In Houston, aed those pay sbie- « F* j|
York, at tte Stoth SatloEfc! aad^Katttmsi
But, as stated is Corjkibe. - >
jyl-tf WjHp T. H. EOASLAK, Hjtjsr:.
Oerro* A« "
JTha following actios was huS
Board cf Director* July S,. ;?.? ;
Metrites*, Thatths Stoci; Asr.ntt.U.v" el lews*"
wta tSSfi ior tSr, gjftittbg Mas ■«■•> *ialsw
my retrC^'ttar tin, feaa m" ehvdi frc:s «cj
A'wMHlfiw.- & jaui. -
T.--T, EOBEOOE, ferSTK#Tt-: 'fitovv-!
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