The Daily Mercury (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 142, Ed. 1 Sunday, February 22, 1874 Page: 1 of 4
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HOUSTON, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 22. 1874.
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I NCIiE TOM'S nBTp^rn / i
weary mouthy, that I have had
the courage to look into it, I find
a large gap in my usual letter
lavish hand, and now, when I
am able to bear a little of the
stronger social food, the kind-
heatted landlady has made it
convenient to invite a few of her
yOung lady and gentlemen
friends for an evening's visit.
They have come with happy,
pleasant feces, wheeled my chair
into the parlor, and engaged me
in conversation and those social
games which pass an evening
happily, Waving me somewhat
weary bnt deeply grateful for
these inestimable favors. There
is so wide a difference between
this and the hotel life in other
places, where dollars and cents
is tM only inducement for grant-
In^ fervors of a social or physical
nature, that it becomes a home,
and I shall fed regret at leaving
it at all. I have made this letter
already long, taxing my renew-
• itogstrength to doit, and yet I
have; Scarcely told you half of
What I intended when I com-
' - I tame up from Louisville by
one of the mail line steamers,
passing Hanover at sunset, and
yoti may be assured that I had a
good, long look at the place made
precious to me by old hour asso-
ciations, hours of study and re-
creation, hours shaping the fu-
ttrre of my life.
Away yonder, crowning the
summit of tile Indiana hills,
stands the college building, with
« bright sheen of sunlight flash-
ing across the metal roof of the
donrej l there the Vride windows
looldhg OVer the long sttfetch of
riveaf,: and farm fields Of the
Kentucky side; right down in
front sloping to the river, the
wooded lawns, in summer pro-
fusely decorated with wild-wood
flowers, where I have had so
many long qniet, study walks;
/still nearer the old swimming
and boating ground, and beyond
tfce river the Kentucky ,hiHs.
along ihe( steepes of: which I
have scrambled' so often. search-
ing for berries, or mosses to fill
riiy 'summer,'? window hanging
basketa With a torn of the
steamer, I see a great white roek
shadowed by a spreading beech,
and smile as 1 remember the
many boyish speeches, < I nsed to
make from that dear old roek,
with the trees and shrubs about
me for auditors. iAs i look, I
remember that it was on that
sock that I determined to forsake
tibe path ihade famous by Ken-
tncky's Divines, and legal minds,
and choose the profession made
Dear Kiece Margery.-
Consulting my journal ^, the t«qn^ly femousrbyr auch writers
first morning, daring a long and and tho iatpr
to you. and. as X, half lay
^ cirf' ' V iridA 4
half ^ sifj ' hi^fe 1 ih'1 my inva!
chair, and look out upon the
wooded hills which hedge in this
little town, on the bank of the
Ohio, I think of the doctor's ap-
horism} ^ only tie. sick know the
value of heal th." And yet it is a
wise decree,-that now and then,
sickness should overcome and
push us back into the invalid^
couch, hekrigss as little children.
We want it a& a leoaon to remind
us of ottr,: Weakness we need it
to teacbjU^ our dependence upon
the strong arm of the Almighty;
we require it. above aU to warn!
us that there is an end of this
life, and a i something beyond,
which, however difficult to tui-
derstand, is stllli: before ns, as a
certainty. Iti my studies of this
matter, j[ think that more than
half of the difficulty is self-con-
stituted. It is hard to convince
mankind of. tilths, against which
the passioii^ and appetites battle,
in no. n attef how ? strongly the
heart ^ges .beliefyjand Ml ac-
ceptarroe. ^nd yet/r cannot see
why men snbiiM struggle against
the truth of immortality at all.
It seem $-aiHio«t iiBpossible to be-
lieve that any man, even he who
lie at> the' very base of human
die like an animal, to he forever
in the hush aiid quiet of death.
Everything about us is in con-
flict this. f Hie heart, witiiUts
longings for higher, wider,
ranges of love; the soul, with
its lofty cravings, reaching oat
in ever progressive flights to
infinite perfection, and even the
desire for pbysioal perfection;
all this wars against the < aon-
belief in immortality of -the1 soul.
And to ^ W\s locking,.this
craving of the heart ana soil, is
the proof of this life hereafter.
While at college I took much
pleasure in* reading the different
opinions of the old phitoeoph^s
and sages, and- although there
was quite a skeptical atmospnere
at Hanover to lend assistance to
these opinions, J do sot think
that any 6r these re-sha^ed the
opinions formed in my boyhood,
as a result of my mother's teach-
ings. Amid all* the late church
more the way to go to heaven
than any denial of the existence
of such a place or sphere.
Thinking, earnest Christianity
cannot but deplore such things,
even though there be no trench-
ing on the true teachings of the
This little town of an hundred
or two houses, peopled with
time-honored Kentuckians, lies
on the bank of: the Ohio river,
about seventy-five miles above
FhMA have raged thrOugh-
he latra, the Object has been
Louisville, and tfie same distance
from Cincinnati, and it does one
good to vrest awhile in a town
where each one desires to excel
the other in those kindly acts
which mark the old-time hospi-
tality of the-blue grass region,
upon the borders of which it
lies. All thrbdgtt my sick honrs,
everything that enhanced my
comfort was provided with a
* Greeley, :Eorney, and the later
sfcars in the "press gang." Per-
haps I have erred in my choice,
bht it -was i made on that old rock,
one soft summer afternoon, and
Tvhen "the night closed down, it
found me patting aside Knapp's
Christian Theology, with & sigh
for my mothers hopes destroyed,
and i sitting down by my night
;lamp, to mapout aline of thought
and action, that from that hour
to this has been strictly. follow-
ed. f! ' !
I believe, that we gravitate to
the sphere for which nature has
best fitted us, no matter how
hard we may straggle against it.
: J^metheifa dying wish was,
that her only child should choose
the ministry. Hard as J.fought
my natural disabilities, to please
the devest, memory on earth, I
oould j not drift into the path of
jJpfBft j choosing, but 1 was
always tabled in the
mance iand adventure of , the
ne?r«>aper. I ; plipabed . to
that rock many a; time fully
determined to fight, but I always
climbed back, with a determina-
tion to write . out an idea I had
for the press. My nature was
too emotional for a minister, for
I could talk myself into.tears in
A minute, on that old rock, but !
oould stop every avenue of feel-
ihg, and write up the most awful
and heart-renduing accident,
with a heart as. cold as Steele,
for the sake of news. If I had
then, known emotional ministers,
as well as emotional actors—like
Clara Morris—were to become
the fashion, I might have chang-
ed my last determination, and
taken the gown, or the tinsel of
the theatre, for the sake of be
ing; in the fashion. Perhaps I
should have1 gravitated after
once there, and so it is best as it
, Within a few miles of this
place we pass the spot where I
was born, and by the light star
lit sky, I could just see the out-
lines of the house; the house
made So sacred to me by three
events—my own birth, the death
of my now sainted mother, and
later, the death of my respected
father. There are ap many mem-
ories crowding upon me, now,
that I cannot shape them intel-
ligently to-night, as 1 will leave
my visit to the old homestead for
a future letter.
As I finish, I received a letter
from Houston, bearing your pen
tracings, and instinctively know
that you have written cheering
news for your,
A. worthy ex-judge of Maine,
who has again taken up the
practice of the law, has a habit
of taking his spectacles from his
nose and twirling them in his
hand. One day last week, while
arguing a case, he became so
deeply absorbed in the point he
was making, that, instead of
taking his spectacles, he took a
large corkscrew from his pocket
and flourished it about for some
time, to the infinite amusement
of those who were present.
Cleveland has a bar room for
eyery 131 inhabitants.
VIOLETS OF THE ALTAR.
BY r. r. ELMS.
There were violets there—
llidst the leaves and lines were violets
All were entwined on the altar fair;
watched th9 crowds as they kuelt in
And I thought of you,
"With your violet eyes,
And your heart of love so fond and true;
Not in a home beyond the skies,
But down where the beautiful valley lies,
Where I loved but you.
By the river side,
"Where the golden hours so swiftly flew;
Where the frowns of fortune I defied,
Because I had won my changeless bride,
Attain with you.
Then my lonely way
Was starred once more with its violet blue;
Ah, the crowds who knelt at the shrine to
Little knew my rebellious heart that day
When I thought of you.
Don Visits the Interior.
Meagreville, Texas, )
Feb. 20,1874. S
I said at one time, just after
my visit * to Navasota, that I
■didn't want to go to the country;
but whenever I pass a livery sta-
ble, see the horses, remark the
goats rambling abont and get ac-
quainted with the hostler, I feel
that I want to go right out into
the country; and so I've been out
here, once more.
I went over and took a tender
leave of my new Mariar—not the
one that floated me while I was
on that other trip. This new girl
said so many tender things, if I
can remember rightly, that be-
fore I reached the depot I'd made
up my mind for the worst and to
feel resigned, if she went back on
me. ?(fit's surprising what an
amount of tender, good things a
girl can say to a man the last five
minutes before the train leaves,
l'vie forgot most of what Mariar
said at th'lttime, but I think she
wound up with just what she
said when .she began to take
leave. I know that she said
a good deal of.something betwixt
the Alpha and Omega, for her
pink tongue is on a pivot, and
revolves hurriedly when she is
in earnest, and I knew by her
actions that it was for keeps, that
time at least. ? Mariar is a choice
girl, above the average grade in
the market, and would bring
considerable in round lots, but
she's afflicted with the dernd'st,
allfired'st mean old cuss for a
father that you can imagine, and
what is very singular, he per-
sists in taking his spite out on
me. I expect 111 have a time of
it when I get ready to take Ma-
riar for what she'll fetch, and
we'll have a scene or two from
Othello. I'm satisfied the old
man will sucenmb; they always
This is a queer place, and I'd
like to know the man who lived
fifteen males from the Mercury
and named this place
ville. A rather strange
$ , marked my entrance
here. It seems the people were
expecting Dr. Weiner, famous
here, and I being the only
stranger who landed by hack at
the, Postoffice, was taken for
the eminent M. D. I dropped to
the; )wtuation at once, and
concluded to taste a little
pf fame while I had a chance.
A large number of . promi-
nent citizens met me at "the
Stage door and extended a hearty
welcome. I bore the welcome as
well as I could, and accepted
enough invitations to make an
ordinary being sick, and then
went to drive with the Mayor.
At the table I met all the doctors
of law, diyinity, physic and horse
in the county, and besides being
probed with scalpels indefinitely,
the daughter of my host had to
ask me "if I didn't think horse-
chesnuts were good for night-
mare f" I knew that she was in
earnest, for, a moment after, she
offered me a glass of ice water.
Just as I drank it, a fashionable
young lady passed the window,
and my questioner exclaimed,
"There, Doctor, is the handsom-
est young, laily in town." I look-
ed a moment • and replied,
"What a pity she's deformed."
She looked at me, surpris-
ed like, and said, "Why
she's not deformed; what do you
mean, Doctor." I replied that
"I had reference to the carbuncle
viable." The horse M. D. blurt-
ed right out, and the preacher
choked on a glass of water, and
there was a general break-up,
and I left. It's surprising how
Juick some people take offence,
hadn't gone more than a block
before a man met me, bowed,
and asked me if I wouldn't go
and see his wife, who was sick.
I asked him what ailed her, and
he said he didn't vknow, but he
thought it was-rickets. I told
him that r the only thing
good for rickets was drowning.
That man had the impudence to
take offence at the suggestion,
and wanted to whip me. The
only way I could appease his
wrath was to convince him that
I meant taking the rickets loose
and drowning them. He studied
the qualified proposition a good
dea. before he put on his coat
again. If I adopt the usual news
paper expression, I would say
this town lies on a plateau, and it
don't do any such thing. It was
evident from the stakes stuck
about that somebody intended to
lay this town out, but failed
either because it was a meagre
business or the Indians shot
him. As it is, every fellow builds
round most anywhere. Specula
tors couldn't find any chance to
corner things here. Corners are
everywhere. There's one goot
thing about this th^t ia really
admirable; you can see the
young ladies longer, after they
start on a promenade, than any
place I wot of, and they always
show to advantage turning cor-
ners. I have forgotten what
you sent me down here for, and
I don't think I've done it. If I
have. I beg your pardon. I've
added another to the list of
Washington's body servants since
came here, and I think I'll lec-
ture next winter. It was an
awful task to interview the old
soul, but he stood it manfully.
He said he knew Pocahontas in-
timately, knew John Smith and
her other husbands, ground the
hatchet of G. W., and tied the
father's toes together after death.
He remembers the burning deck
business, and thinks that the
boy was a sort of twin with his
George in the moral way. He
says he sat on the other end of
that log, when Marion gave pota-
toes to the British Col." and it
was he who pulled the treason
from Andre's boots. He's the
healthiest old body servant ex-
tant, and I'm waiting for some-
body's thanks for finding him.
It has just occurred to me that
you sent me down here to. collect
two dollars and a half, from a
man, owing it for advertising
something lost. For the lite of
me I can't remember the man's
name or what he lost, so I've
taken the detective's plan of in-
sinuating to every man I meet,
that he's lost something, will or
intends to lose something. I've
tried all the men, and at last
tried the ladies. I met one on
the Square, and lifting xny hat,
asked, "havn't you lost some-
thing Miss," one hand ran round
to the bustle, and the other to her
back hair, just as natural, and
when she found everything snug,
my, what a glance she swept me.
Dispirited, I sought my hotel,
and told the landlord that I
wanted frog's hams for supper.
He said there wasn't a pound
within ten miles, and his boys
had gone to bed. If there had
been a railroad handy, I'd have
ordered railway frog, boiled, bnt
while I was thinking of it, the
supper gong tapped. I met
fourteen or fifteen boarders at the
table, and if I live to be two
thousand years old, I know I'll
never see fourteen men eat equal
to these. When they entered
upon the duties, there were nine
dishes of side meat, three of beef,
nine of corn bread, and four gal:
Ions of coffee on thei table. When
they stopped to take breath, the
plates were empty, and had to be
re-freighted. That left" suddenly,
and then it was that I asked the
landlord the price of board. He
said $6 per week. I got out my
book, and by a short process of
refined mathematics, figured that
man into involuntary bankrupt-
cy in three weeks, if he kept
uhese same fourteen. I conldn't
sleep that night, thinking that
might become an accessary
after the fact to that man's down-
fall, and at early dawn I left.
After I got away thirteen miles,
I recollected that two-dollar-and-
a half man's name, and I went
back and got the money. It was
"Sol. Spunk, Jr." and he'd lost a
curb bit. Don.
The Austin Statesman thus
speaks of the Bureau of Immi-
gration : " Give the bureau $50,-
000; place active, reliable, ener-
getic men in the field. If last
year, with -State affairs and gov-
ernment unsettled; with rail-
roads unfinished; with unrelia-
ble men as agents ; if with
these facts, over one hundred
thousand immigrants were direct-
ed^ - to our State, how
many more—with • energetic
meak,;' with railroad lines
finished and penetrating to the
very heart of our great State,
with confidence' in our State gov-
ernment restored, a government
of the people and for the people,
with greater and increased facili-
ties of disseminating informa-
tion—how many more could be
influenced. Three hundred thou-
sand will be a low estimate."
houston--Friday and Saturday,
February Twenty-Seventh & Twenty-Eighth.
the great eastern
AV IARY, CIRCUS, HIPPODROME,
and egyptian caravan.
A Towering Giant Among its Fellows!
Aiign.cnled and Elaborated to FOUR TIMES THE SIZE OF LAST YEAR, Presenting
New Attractions, Extraordinary Novelties, at once Placing it beyond
all Parallel in Amusement History, the
grandest show in the w0bld!
The Stupendous Menagerie abounds with new importations from the Natural Kingdom,
presenting the greatest Congress of Animals, Birds and Reptiles ever on
Exhibition in America, successfully rivaling the combined Entertain-
ment of any Four of the most Gigantic Establishments of Europe.
The Ainary and Museum Departments are the most Brilliant, Beautiful
and Complete Found in the United States, or on either Continent,
Forcing the Press and Public to Confess the Great Eastern the most Useful, Instruc-
tive, Attractive, and Mammoth Combination of the Pertod.
The Great Moral Show of the Age!
New Faces, New Features, Splendidly Educated Horses, and Thrilling Acrobatic and
Equestirian Exercises will be witnessed in the Circus and Hippodrome Arena;
equaling in Gorgeousness and Perfection the Gladiatorial Pastimes ,
of Ancient Rome, or the Oriental Glory of the East Startling
Equitation, Herculean Feats of Strength, Daring Acts of
Gymnastic Excellence, Terrific Vaulting and Posturing,
enlivened with jest, song a>d story,
Only give Intimation of a few of the thousand and one specialties of this most Classic
Moral, Chaste and Mammoth Exhibition of Modern times.
The Whole Underneath a Lighted City of Pavilions,
Constructed in such manner that the Visitor can Behold the grand
Display of Museum, Menagerie, Aviary & Caravan,
Without being compelled to witness' the* Grand Hippodramatic and
CIRCUS PERFORMANCES. *
However one ticket admits the Holder to all the Com-
bined Dozen Shows in One.
AT 9:30 O'CLOCK EVERY DAY, .
a Magnificent Street Pageant and Procession will occub.
Doors open at 1 & 6:30 P. M. Performances to Commence an Hour afterward.
admission w oo .
CHILDREN, under ten years... " oO
w. w. durand, General Agent.
Gen. J. G. Barnard, President
of the .Board of United States
Engineers, differs from Major
Howell and his other associates
as to the feasibility of the Fort
St. 3|hilip Canal. He says that
the "conditions of the location
and excavation of the canal have
received no adequate study. The
plan, boldly and ably, yet so im-
perfectly sketched out nearly
forty yeara ago by Major W. H.
Chase, ip yet, in its engineering
feature, the best plan extant,
and the grave objections to that
plan apply with even greater
force to the present project. In
his opinion, it would be a rash
confidence which would contem-
plate a realized "Fort St. Philip
Ship Canal" earlier than A. D.
1884. It is to be hoped that, as
Gen. Barnard stands alone in his
views, that the report of his
associates will convince Congress
that his fears of failure are not
Among our many distinguished
guests must be mentioned Capt.
C. S. Lougcope, of Houston,
Texas. The Captain has been
known in times of yore as one of
the most popnlar steamboat mas-
ters on the Mississippi, haviug
plied between here and Natchez
during the years of 1835-G. He
came to the city for the purpose
of enjoying the festivities of
Mardi-Gras. — Y. 0. Picayune,
A Boston butcher found two
ladies' belt buckles in a oow's
stomach, and searched anxiously
for the ladies.
'JO TRADERS ASH
The recfcnt fire la Beaten having t u ed a
material advance in
BOOTS AND SHOES,
I here Kitk otfor my ENT1££ STOCK of same
- v r ~> iTrnxHi >
OS hand r .; . •- ■
A t ©ost.
1 Dave also some
$40,000 Worth of Dry Goods,
Including FLANNELS and other Woolen
Goods (which have advanced from 30 to 85 per
e«nt.)aa veil aa. >. J.. I i;,
A General Assortment oT Notions,
Which I will Mil at LOWKB FIGURES than
can be purchased in any city in the Union.
It 1* my earnest desire to etire from the
abov* mentioned branches of business, and de-
vote my attention exclusively to
Merchants will therefore find it to their in-
CALL ASD EXASIIHK MY STOCK,
As liberal oonoessions will certainly be made.
noiOtf T. W. HOITSK.
Commission Merchants, Etc.
m. c. wellborn,
and wholesale dealer in
GRAIN AND PRODUCTS.
Oattou consigned to me at Houston or <£alve
toe will meet prompt ttentlon,
A fulls took of BAGGING and TIES oocstantly
ftn jant 6m*
RINLY PLOWS—BL'INLY PLOWS
HO! FOR S N ANTONIO I
I am now running regularly an aocommoda-
tim line of STAGES from Austin to San AatO-
nio, carrying passengers three dollars cheaper
than any other line. Particular attention given
to all express packages and freight, and solicit a
share of public patronage.
nov27-8m JAS. FINNCANE, Propr.
TV. W. DOWNING. • - 1 P.- DANIELS
OWNING & DANIELS,
BYE & BOURBON WHISKIES
FOREIGN WINES AND LIQUORS,
No. 4 Pbeston Street,
HOUSTON, V- TEXAS.
GHABTBB OAK COOK STOVES,
AMERICAN CIBOULAB SAWS,
BUBBEB BELTING AND PACKING, .
; ; AND III WABE,
john j. long, •
ll&Flonr, Feed & Grist Mill.SS
Corner Folk and Burnet Streets,
(Near San Felipe Road,)
Flour and Graham Meal; Meal and
Grits; Gr in, Chopped Corn and Crushed
Highest price paid for Grain and Corn
in the Ear. , Jan23 3m
ARD, DEWEY, & CO.
SCHMIDT & KOSSE,
No. 75 Main St., Houston, Texas.
Have just received a large lot of these
CELEBRATED PLOWS. Also,
3000 pairs TRACE CHAINS.
100 doz. COLLARS.
100 doz. IIAMES.
250 doz. HOES.
25 doz. BRIDLES.
Together with the largest and ljest as-
STAPLE AND SHELF HARDWARE
in this city. jan2 l 1 m
5000 New Mattrasses
ALL SIZES—ALL QUALITIES!
Pilled with every variety of materia
unliable for Hattrau work.
AT rKICKS HERETOFORE UNHEARD Ot
ward, dewey & co.,
Penitentiary Leasees, Warehouse.
00D YARD ! WOOD YARD ! I
COIl. CONGRESS & LOUISIANA STS.
We will sell, from TO-DAY,
Seasoned Oak Wood, Sawed avd Split,
an $7 per Cord,
i and long Four Feet Wood at $6 per
Cord, delivered to any part of the city:
TERMS INVARIABLY CASH.
Leave orders at Mr. F. SCHWEIK-
AltT'S, Market Square, or at our Wood
Yard, corner Congress and Louisiana Sts.
janl3-tf THIPPS A CO.
HOUSTON AND TEXAS
Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad.
Atlantic and Pacific Railroad.
Missouri Pacific Railroad.
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad.
Missourt River, Fori Scotland Gulf Railroad,
Offer the beat routes from the Gulf of
Mexico, via Red River City,
to all points in the
NORTH, EAST AND WEST.
Passengers have choice of route, via:
Vinita, Springfield, Mo., and St.
Sedalia and St. Louis.
Hannibal and Chicago.
Fort Scott and Kantas City.
Pullman's Palace Sleeping Cars
On all Night Trains.
Tickets can be procured and
Baggage Checked to AU Prominent
Points in pie tfnited States
From the following Stations on the line
of the Houston sfad Texas Central Rail-
Houston, Hempstead, Austin,
Bryan, Hearse, Calvert,
Waco, Coraicana, Dallas,
CONDENSED THROUGH: TIME CARD
To points North and Rust, via the t |
Houston end Texas Central Raihraj
'•< V 'il; J/ AmiCoaneetkiBs:'-' • . •
Train leaving Galveston at 12.30 P. M. *
and Houston at 4 P. it. daily, except Sat•
tuday, arrives as follows;
Red River City, next day at. - .10.45 A. M.
Sedalia, second dayat 9.15 A. M.
HannibaL second day at 6.00 P. M.
St. Louis, second dayat 640fP. M.
Indianapolis, third day at.... A.ii A.,M.
Cincinpati. third day at.. 8.45 A. M.
Chicago, tliird day at 7.45 A. ML
Buffalo, fourth day at....... 4.06 A. ML
Albany, fourth dayat 6-20 P.- M.
Pittsburg, third day at 6.00 P. If.
Philadelphia, fourth day at..7.15 A. M.
New York, fourth day at 12.30 noorif
Louisville, third day at. 7.55'A. ML
Baltimore, fourth. day at 8.40 A. M.
Washington, fourth day at...: 7.25 A, M.
Boston, fourth day at. ..'11.20 P. M.
St. Baul, third day St. 7 io P. M.
- ^ .j: •. , - ■ • .. .. j
Trains arrive at and dep om Hous-
ton as follows:
* """TfMT ^ TTftilfry, "1
Leaves 9.00 A:' M.
Arrives 6.4$ P. M.
Leaves. —400.P. M.
' General Superintendent.
J. WALDO, ni (i -
General Ticket Agent.' jan22 ■
>HK LONE STAR ROUTE!
GREAT NORTHERN RAILROAD.
SHORTEST, BEST AND QUICKEST
St. LOUIS, CHICAGO,
' AND ALL POINTS ;
North, East and West.
By the opening of this SHORT ROUTE,
136 Miles Shorter, to ST. LOUIS, Mo.
98 Miles Shorter to CHICAGO, HI
195 Miles Shorter to INDIANAPOLIS,
221 Miles Shorter to CINCINNATI, O.
250 Miles Shorter to NEW YORK, N. Y.
20b Miles Shorter to Boston, Mass. '
THAN ANY OTBER ROUTE.
The shortening of the distance between
Houston and above Points, also enables
this Route to give to the Traveling Pub-
flCa J Oj 4 O O'fijj
Heavy Redaction In Rates *
to all principal and intermediate points in
the North, East and We*.
Pullman Palace Drawing-Boon and
are run on this line. Steeping Cars will
be run through to Texsrkana
Passengers will get another sleeping
carat Fulton, which will ran through to
THIS J8 THE ONLY LINE
running the celebrated Pullman thawing
Ream and Sleeping Cars H *
g o JT g fiOUO7
will not be permitted'to ride in the Fibst-
CLASS CoACasa, or Pullman Sleeping-Oar*.
; THIS LINE IS NOW OPEN TO
Thirty miles west of Hearae.
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TO TAJfE KFFBCT MONDAT, FBB. 9, 1874.
Leave GALfESTON....... 6.W A.' it
" ,,i " <• ,,......12.45 P. X.
Leave HOUSTON.;....'. #.30 AI It
-•s*I * w>
" i ; " P. M.
•' : ' ' 4 1 j i
Arrive at HOUSTON.... 8.iff A> XL
■ Pii * " "(Hlv
" l r ..:,.
Arrive at GALVESTON....11.25 A- M.
ivv.) | fl;fi far .MfHMifcSi *•
" " ...40.00 P: X.
On Sundays Passenger Trains-leave
Galveston at 10 A. M. Leave Houston at
2 P.M. ' " " ' - ' ' 1 • •
The 6.00 A M. Train connects at Har-
Western Texas; connects at Hoqstpn with
the Houston and Texas Central Railway.
The 12.30 P. M. Train connects at
Houston Union Depot with the Interna-
tional and Great Northern Railroad; con-
nects at Houston Central Depot with the
Houston and Texas Central Railway.
The 12.45 P. Train from Galveston,
and the 6.30 A. M. Train from Houston,
are Accommodation and Mixed Trains.
Passengers for St Louis and all points
North, East and West, take the 12.30 P.
M, Trains , ;
Ticket Offices, 160 Tremont Street, Gal-
veston, and at the Depots.
GEO. B. NICHOLS,
JjlASTEST TIME ON RECORD.
By special arrangement, a
Lightning Express Train
now runs between the Mississippi River,
New York and Boston, via tba Wabash &
Lake Shore Route, leaving daily except
Saturday, stopping only at principal Sta-
tions, and arriving at
Fort Wayne, 7 hours,"
Toledo, 7| "
Detroit, 3 " In advauce
Cleveland, 7 "
Rochester, 7 " V of all
Albany, 7 "
New York, ) , „
(via Buffalo,)) * competing lines.
With corresponding fast time to other
points. Hie only fast line landing passen-
gers in Grand Central Depot, New York
City. Thereby avoiding all ferry transfer.
Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars from St.
Louis and Hannibal to Toledo and Cleve-
land, connecting with Drawing Room and
Sleeping Car lines for Rochester and New
York without change.
The Day Trains have recently been
equipped with new passenger cars, fitted
up with every improvement for comfort
and safety, and • stand unrivalled for style
and elegance. Miller's couplers and the
patent air brake are uaed on all fast trains.
Ask for your Tickets via the Wabash
W. L. MALCOLM,
Gtn'l Pas'ger Agt., J. S LAZARUS,
Toledo. Western Agt,
febl2dtf. Kansas City
son tod fcdjommgt
On and after February 16, 1874, train a
wiUrafaa follows: ...'j , ...
and Express leave Rockdale^. .
at. .3:20 p.m.
arrive at Rock- 'u
lam, Bell, William-
ties Will ^feji-it the
shorted best and cuiiy *iject all rail route
to Cairo, St Louis, Memplns, and all points
in Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisi-
ana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Flor-
ifa, North and-South Carolina and Yir-
gwa. '!.•• adi
lite, passengers going to the
'avoid a long ind weari-
by- water across the Gulf of
from Galveston, Hodston
era Texas should also t^a^his
1 it is the O&ly direct all rafl route
points and the Southern States.
>nr tickets via International and
reat Northern Railroad, .if you. desire a
pleasaut and comfortable joimey.
Express TrajB LBaves Houston at 4 p.
k. Daily. Arrives at 12 Noon.
r^ifc Hoxti^^, .
' ' General Superintend*at.
MILLER, General 1Ticket Agt.
■ jan28dtf /■
and San Antonio Railway.
This road is now co deleted and
RUNNING to SCHULENBER,
23 miles west of Columbus, and Ml
miles £twn Harrisbnrg. *
Trains leave Harrisburg and Schulenberg
DAILY, making connections at Harris-
bury for Houston and Galveston, and at
Weimar, by stage, for San Antonio, and all
WesternTOtas. 7 •'■■■ ■> •'
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Faturdap,
PASSENGER TRAINS LEATE
Schulenberg at &30,A. jL
Borden's . .at tL M.
Columbus .... .at f!t>0 A M.
AUeyton at 8:10 A. M.
Eagle Lake .at ftMA^M.
West Bernard. .at 9:25 A.M.
East Bernard at 0:55 A!. M.
Randon. at 10:35 A'lf.
Richmond ..at 11:15 A M.
Walker's at ~>W.
Stafford's at 12:30 P. M.
Junction at 1:1S P. M.
Arrive at Harrisburg..at 2:00 P. M.
On Alternate Days, Gaiag East,
f LEAVE , r
Schulenberg, 6:30 a. k.; Richmond 12:50
P: Columbus, 8:20 A. V.
arrive at harrisbcrg AT rom *. u.
Going West Daily, (Sundays excepted)
leave Harrisburg 8:30 a. k.; Columbus
3:30 p. m.; Richmond 11:15 A. m.;
arrive at schulenberg at 5:50 P. K.
Passengers taking the Tuesday, Thurs-
day, and Saturday Trains, arrive at Galves-
ton at 4:45 p. u.; arrive at Houston at 3:45
t. x., making connections'with the'Central
Railroad and L *. G. N. R, R.
On alternate days, arrive at Galveston at
9:45 p. it.: arrive at Houston ar 6:45 p. u.
GEO. B. NICHOLS,
The estate of Dr. J. F. Durgin, (deceas-
ed,) located on Spring Creek, fifteen miles
from Cypress, and twenty-eight mites from
Houston, in Harris county, consisting of
nearly sixteen hundred acres of timber
land, and saw mill, will be aold this sea-
son. Persons wishing to obtain such
property will do well to examine -this be-
fore purchasing elsewhere. Postoffice
address, Houston, Texas.
jan 4-Sul2t* M. DURGIN.
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Baker, J. H. & Wilson, J. H. The Daily Mercury (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 142, Ed. 1 Sunday, February 22, 1874, newspaper, February 22, 1874; Houston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth232981/m1/1/: accessed May 27, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.