Georgetown Watchman (Georgetown, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 5, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 27, 1869 Page: 2 of 4
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In your columns of few days since
I noticed that there had been a meet*
ing of the citiiens of San Saba county
for the purpose of devising ways and
means of establishing a regular mail
route from Austin via San Saba to
Fort Concho, crossing the Colorado
at the Eagle Ford; appointing J. B.
Harrell and others to build a ferry
I feel satisfied that if this county
accomplish their desire, the commit^
tee appointed to survey the route
build the boat &c., will complete their
work in every particular, thus giving
the residents of this county better mail
facilities than they have ever before,
To this end it seems that they have
made a wise commencement in selecting
Dr. Robert Masterson to confer wifh
Gen. Canby, he beiog a gentleman of
influence, really porsonifying in every
respect, "the right man in the right
I trust they may suceed in getting
the rente as desired, which will pass
immediately through my old soldier"
ing ground and not far from the spot
where on one occasion we had a small
scrimmage with the red men of the for-
rest—dismounting one from the back
of a very fine horse which had been
taken by them from Juge J. 6. Har-
The citizens of San Saba are mani*
feating a commenable degree of pub*
lie as well as private enterprise, and
I hope in a few weeks I may be able
to give you some interesting items
from this locality. Till then.
H. J. M.
[From the Gazette.
quested that we would take the neces-
sary steps to ascertain the most profit
able mode for their culture which we
will do with pleasure, and make known | Havana, March 22.-Yestcrdav .
the result of our investigationsj the political prisoners embarked !
through the columns of jour wide cir- i and sailed. The wharves and house j
culated paper, as there may be others i tops were packed with people,
contemplating an experiment of this A theii was badly be«iCn and ta-i
kind. We have no donbt tho soil I ken to the volunteer barracks A
„T A ,, ... police commissioner, supposed to be
Western Texas would prove smtablj ( ^ frjend t0 (he thje( ^ kmedJ
adapted to the production of this bean > ^ drum-head court martial con-
as we have witnessed them uader fine j demed the tlieif to die.
growth in Travis county, J The Cubans cried "death to
Yours truly i Spain," and vicia Cespedes
THE IKOXFRONT SALOON
Brooklyn, N. Y. ^
March 14, 1869. )
THE REV. CHA'S GILLETTE,
at one time the efficient and highly
esteemed pastor of St. David's
Church, at Austin, died very sudden •
ly in Baltimore, Md.,about two weeks
ago. His body was brought to this
city, the funeral ceremonies being
performed in the Church of the Holy
Trinity, by the Bishop Littlejohn, as*
siated by Rev. Dr. Hall, Kector of
Holy Trinity, and Rev. Dr. Haight,
of New York. After which the re-
mains were conveyed to Greenwood
Cemetery and placed in the receiving
vault until such time as a peimanent
interment can be made. Rev. Dr.
Gillette, at the time of his decease,
was the '* Secretary and general agent
of the Protestant Episcopal Freed
man's Mission," of this city, and was
in the discharge of his duties when
the lamented news of his death was
announced. His rare abilities and the
w«>gaffing energy in attending the
Christian position, he had secured for
friiw a large circle of friends whe
mourn his unexpected and irreparable
loss. We attended the ceremonies
at the church which were very inn
pressive, previous to which resolu-
tions were passed by the clergy, and
subsequently read by the Rev. Dr.
Canfield, corroborative and eulogis-
tic of the many virtues and untiring
devotion to the cause of Christianity
so prominent in the life of the de-
ceased. In the Autumn of the year
1865 he was called to Steuben ville
Ohio, to participate as Rector of St.
Paul's Church, at that place, which
position he vacated, after about two
years faithful service, to aecept the
broader field of usefulness which he
held at the time of his death. He
leaves a wife and five children the
latter in very feeble health, to mourn
the loss of a christian and affectionate
husband, and a devoted and gen-
moos father. Withjthe large circle of
friends who admired him as a minister
and eitisen, do we join in condoling
with his family in this their greatest
bereavement, and tiuat that they may
find much consolation in the knowl-
edge that his aagel spirit now rents
with peace in Heaven. Rev. Dr.
Gillette died in the fifty third year
of his age.
We received a letter recently from
a farmer of Williamson county, ma*
Homicide.—About 10 o'clock
last Saturday night, 13th inst., a
1'atal shooting affray oceured in
front of the Imperial saloon, on
Main Street. The particulars, as
far as we can learn, are as follows:
A man by the name ot Price had a
difficulty with one Ferry, who keeps
a "rondo" table. Alter some words
between the parties, Price drew a
six-shooter and commenced firing
upon Perry; two of the shots taking
effect upon disinterested parties,
wounding one man in the arm and
jyiother in the leg. Perry then drew
a deringer and tired upon Price,
killing him instantly. Quite a large
crowd was attracted by the firing,
and Price's wile among the number;
she arrived but to see the lifeless
remains of her husband stretched
upon the tloor of the Saloon, ller
wails and sobs of anguish were
pitilul to hear and many a ''return-
ed veteran," who hab gazed unmov-
ed upon the red carnrge of a battle
field, felt an uncomfortable choking
sensation of the throat and mois-
tening of the eyes in witnessing the
agony of this poor woman.—Bryan
Maj Yon Minden, of St. Paul
Minnesota, went to his well the other
morning to draw a bucket of water.
The Major was surprised as the buck-
et reached the top to see the hand of
a human being elinging to the rope.
Sot n another hand appeared—then the
head of a women, with her long
d isheveled hair dripping with water,
and her garments saturated with cold
fluid. He reached over the well box,
and, grasping the halfrdrowned wo-
man, drew her safely out on terra
firms. She was found to be a Bohe-
mian woman, whose good name her
neighbor had slandered, when she
resolved to commit suicide. The wa-
ter in the well was not deep enough
to drown her, and, after staying in all
night, she concluded to get out at the
first chande.—[St. Louis Paper.
The Bastrop Advertiser of the 20th
inst, learns that Jo. Keepers, former-
ly a citizen of Bastrop, but for several
months since a resident of New Iberia,
Louisiana, was recently waylaid
and assassinated by a man who was
engaged with him in business. It
appears they had a falling out, and
Jo, was assassinated while going to his
supper. It is stated tbat he lived for
three days after the occurrence.
"Washington, March 20.—Hon.
W. A. Armstrong has declined being
a candidate for Lieut. Gov. of Tex>
as. Dr. Boulds Baker has consent-
ed to run, and authorizes the press of
Texas to announce him Hon. B. H.
Epperson also declines, and writes
letters favoring Gov. Hamilton and
The Waco Examiner of the 16th
has the following ;
Two men, giving their names as
James Tyler and Calvin Shepherd,
were committed to jail this morning
on the charge of having forged drafts
to the amount of $20,000 on the bank
'n Kansas City. The sheriff from
Dallas, who is in Waco leoking after
the case, states that they sold a
draft of $5000 in Dallas. Another
party was committed on suspicion of
being particeps criminis.
The Anderson Gladiator says the
csstoroil bean is receiving the atten-
tion of some of the farmers of Grimes
county, and that quite a crop will be
A young couple of Rockport
Maine, While courting walked out
together arm-in-arm, and fell throug
a hole in the sidewalk, each break-
king iaqvirieo in regrrd to the culti- j ing a leg- Their fall set them up in
vaiion and hatveeting of the castor j the world—a jury awarding them
b«*. fie did add—we us personally j a verdict of $12,000 against tho
for Ike infodbation, but merely re* I town.
Near the Governor's palace a
Frequent cries of vivia Cespedes
to-night. A riot is apprcheuded. All
qualities of sugar advanced. IIol
ders asking higher prices for their
Madrid, March 22.—One hun-
dred soldiers were killed and
wounded at Xeres in a fight. The
loss of citizens was heavy.
Liverpool. March 22.—Cotton
opens quiet. Uplands 12 ; Orleans
12|. Sales estimated at 8000
Evening.—Cotton sales reached
Washington.- March 22.—T. B.
Lawrence, fromer husband of Sallie
Ward, of Louisiana, is dead.
The Sen-t'orial caucus this morning
was full, stormy.
On motion of Grimes, Sprague and
six others withdrew.
The caucus meets again this afters
The Tenure-of.Office bill is suspend'
ed U )til next session, and seems aban-
doned. The fight will be over its "su
p .nsion for four years or repeal."
Mew Orleans, March22.—Cotton
fair; Middlings 27f@28; sales 1300
bales ; receipts 2390 ; exports 6S65.
Washington, March 22—Senate.
—A bill passed requiring the proprie-
tors of bonded-warehouses to pay for
the service? of the door-keeper.
The bill authorizing Northern and
Southern railroads to connect through
to Washington passed. Adjourned.
The Senate caucus this afternoon
azree to recommit the Tenure of-Office
bill to the Judiciary Committee, with
instructions to report certain modificar
House*—There was an unusual num.
ber of bills introduced under regular
call. Anions; them, there was one to
diviede Texas ; organizing the portion
lying west and south of the Colorado
River, and continuing the Provisional
Government in Texas. Referred to
the Reconstruction Committee.
A bill incorporating t> Southern Ex>
press Company, also a joint resolution
granting the right of way to the Mem-
phis, El Paso and Pacific railroad,
A resolution was brought up and
passed, that contestants for sears, dis-
qualified by disability, shall receive no
A bill nullifying the election of dis
qualified persons and declaring the
person receiving the next highest
number of votes elected, was introduc
ed. Consideration of the same post-
poned until Wednesday.
A bill abolishing the Chief of staff
to the General of the Army, passed.
A resolution to withdraw a concur-
rent resolution to adjourn on Friday ?
A motion to suspend the rules for a
declaration that tha 15th Amendment
did not include Chinese, tailed by 42
to 106—a strict party vote. Adjourned.
The papers state that C. M. Wilder,
a colored candidate for the postmasr
tership of Columbia, S. C., is before
the President, endorsed by Cresswell
and the entire South Carolina delega-
Nothing new. All are awaiting
the result of the Tenure of Office bill.
New York, March 22.—Cotton
steady sales 1200 bales at 28} to
Liverpool, March 20.—Cotton
active. Upleands 12, Orleans 12$.
Sales 12,000 bales.
A N D PII E L A h BILLIARD HALL,
[Last Side Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas.]
JOBE & ROBINSON, Proprietors.
J. C. PETMECKY,
G UN AND LOCKS MI VtII,'
[Below the New (Government Building,]
Orders from the country receives his
prompt attention. Sewing Machines re-
paired. Hunters' findings, pistols Ac., for
ESIuitii Sc Walker,
SADDLE AND HARNESS MAKERS,
Are now prepared to fill all orders
Best Texas saddle-trees always on
OLD BT THE TRADE GEN-
a liberal Discount to Dealers.
200.000 furnished the U. S. Govt.
Army Revolver, 44-100 in. Calibre,
Navy Revolver, 36-100 in, .Calibre,
Belt Revolver, Navy size Calibre,
Police Revolver, Navy size Calibre,
New pocket Revolver, (Rider's pt.)
31-100 inch Calibre,
Repeating Pistol. (Eliot pt.) No. 22
and 32 Cartridges.
Vest Pocket Pistol, No. 22, 30, 32
and 41 Cartridge,
Gun Cane, No. 22 and 32 Cartridge,
Breach loading Rifle, (Beals') No. 32 and 36
Revolving Bifle, 36 and 44-100 in. Calibre
E. REMINGTON, & SON'S,
I LION, N. Y
Morrow Price will be re,
ceiving cattle at Ale Daniel's pen, on
McXutt branch, until the 10/A day
of April. All parties wishing to
dispose of their beeves had better do
so to them, as thtir terms are most libe~
IIOI.r.SAl.E DEALERS in Dry Goods,
BOOTS AND SHOES,
HATS, SADDLERY, STAPLE AND
WHOLESALE ASD RETAIL.
WE KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND,
a general and well selected assort-
ME RC HA ND IS E,
suited to the trade, which we are determin-
ed to sell at the smallest profit.
TWENTY YEARS EXPERIENCE
has taught us, that to buy for CASH and to
sell for CASH, is the surest way to give
universal satisfaction. tmayl
ALEX. J. NORTHINGTON,
Ir EEPS CONSTANTLY ON HAND, a
m_ Selected Stock of Dry Goods, Gro-
ceries, Hardware, Crockery, Notions <fcc.,
which he offers at the lowest figures.
p. priestlfy, h. c. swain.
P. PRIESTLEY & Co.,
Receiving, Forwarding and Commission
Merchants, large brick warehouse, opposite
the depot, Beenham, Texas. Consignments
for sale or shipment respectfully solicited.
CIT Drayage free. til
DR. J. T. ALEXANDER, N. J. ALEXANDER,
ALEXANDER & SON,
WHOLESALE and RETAIL
A USTIX, - - - TEXAS.
We hare on hand, and^ intend to keep
constantly in store a complete stock of Drugs
and Patent Medicines. Sugical Instruments
Toilet Articles, and everything to be found
in a fist class DRUG STORE.
We are agents for Wilson's Celebrated
Consumption Cure—recommended by ma-
ny reliable testimonials, which will be sent
to any address by mail, on receipt of $3 30
(currency.) It is compounded of pure and
genuine Drugs and warranted if not to give
instant relief to the suffering Consumptive,
not in any wise to injure the case.
Country Druggist are respectfully re-
quested to call at.d examine our stock, as-
suring them of our earnest endeavor to sat-
isfy in every particular,
ZW Prescriptions promptly cempounded
by aa experiauced and careful hand.
By advancing liberal terms, we hope to
receive, as in the past, a liberal public pat-
ronage, for which we are ever thankful.
II. B. HILLYER' S
Photographic Art Rooms.
[South side Pecan Street,]
Takes all kinds and sizes of Pictures from
the Largest to the smallest I exhibit as
Specimens, none but my own WORK. I
strive to Equal the bost work of the State.
My Willaimson County friends are cordi
ally invited to call on me when they come
to Austin, and should they '.vain pictures I
will do my best to please them.
Specimens at the Watchman Office
Cify Livery Stable.
JOHN T. MILLER, Proprietor.
[At his old stand corner Congress Avenue
and Bols d' Arc street,]
Austin, - - - Texas.
I SPARE no pains or expense to keep al-
ways for the use of my customers and the
The Best Horses and Buggies, and
The JUost Elegant Carriages,
TO BE FOUND IS THZ CITY.
My Prices are Liberol and my accommo-
dations perfect; in fact, I am determined
SATISFACTION TO ALL.
Safe Drivers Furnished when Required.
Horses kept on Sale and Boarded.
IRON GRASP CEMENT.
THIS Cement has just been introduced
in Texas after being thoroughly tested
in the principal Citys of the United
States and proves to be the beat Ce-
ment ever introduced.
It mend China, Glass, Marble, Crockerv
Wood, and Leather, as strong as before
breaking, specimens can be seen at Morrew
& Price's store or by calling at B. M.
Odom's store in Austin, you can get it io
any quantity you wish.
R . S A N S O in .
Georgetown, : : Texas.
HAS now in store and will
try to keep
on hand all the time
A GOOD ASSSRTMENT
Cards and Blanks neatly gotten
ud at this effiee.
hich he will sell as low as he can to
makt a living out of the business.
SAN SABA COUNTY.
TAKEN UY by J. B. Harrell, County
Commissioner, one black horse, star in fore*
head, split in each ear, 14} hands hign, and
branded with two strait marks on each
thigh, 8 or 10 years old.
Also, one brown horse, about 14 hands
high, 7 or 8 years old, no brand visible.
Also, one red sorrel horse, about 7 or 8
years old, about 14 h%nds high, bald faoe,
and both feet on the left side white np to
the pasterns, some saddle marks, no brands
to be seen.
Also, one yellow bay pony, about 13
hands high, branded on the left shoulder
17 the lower part of the 7 has a considerable
curve, 10 or 12 years old. The above was
eft by the Indians.
Taken up by J. C. Rogan, County Com-
missioner, one bay mare, supposed to be
about 7 years old, 15 hands high, some
white on the left fore foot, branded on the
left shoulder O T O
P. D. LOW,'. ,
ot6 County Clerk.
WILLIAMSON Co. ESTRAYS.
Taken up by John Ray and estrayedbefore
A. W. Morrow, J. P. one brown and whit*
pided ox, 7 or 8 years old, marked crop off
each ear and branded M 6 on left shoulder.
Valued at $15,00.
Taken up hy Wm. Ake, and estrayed be-
fore same, one iron gray gelding, about 6
years old, branded J. C. on thigh and same
on shoulder; 14} hands high Valued at
Also one work ox brand resembling J. 9.
diamond attached to lower part of 9 on
right hip, marked crop off left and under-
half crop in right ear, 6 years old and
Valued at $13,00.
Taken up by Bennet Frazier and estrayed
before same, one bay horse, 14} hands high
3 white feet, star forehead, 7 or 8 years old,
branded and counter-branded C. C. Valued
Taken up by D. J. Whiteley and estrayed
before same, one brindle work ox, about 12
years old, white near the upper part of both
shoulders and under the belly, marked gin-
gle-bob in, the left and upper-bit in right
ear. No brand perceivable. Valued at
Taken up '>y D. S. Cook and estrayed be-
fore same, one sorrel mare and colt themare
lias one white foot, blaze in forehead, about
14 hands hsgh, 8 9 years old, branded heart
with N under it on left shoulder, the colt is
a sorrel about 9 months old, one white foot,
star in forehead, Valued at $40,00.
W. J. OLIPBANT,
BEGS LEAVE to inform the public
that he has received all of his appera-
tus and fixtures at last, and is now prepared
to make pictures of all sizes, from the most
diminutive MINIATURES for lockets, pins
&c., np to the
on 17x20 inch plates.
Having paid great attention to his busi-
ness and fitted up his galleiy In a style that
wili compare with any in the North, he
now hopes by a close application to merit a
continuance of the patronage that has been
so liberally bestowed upon him, and should
he fail in any case to give complete satisfac-
ion, the money will be refunded. Every-
body is respectfully requected te call at his
Gallery at the old stand on Pecrn street,
Austin, whether work is wanted or not. .
THIS thorough bred Stallion will be at
Georgetown on Monday and Tuesday
of each week, and at Florence on Wednes-
day and Thursday of each week.
2d Door below Sampson ft Hendriek's.
AVENUE, - - - AUSTIN, - - TEXAS,
Where meals may be had at all hours.—
Our tables are furnished with the very be*t
the market affords, and onr cooks are so tho-
roughly np to their calling that we feel ena-
bled to give full satisfaction. One of tho
finest Bars in the city ia to be found in con-
nection with our Restaurant, where none but
the purest Liquors are set before our cus-
tomers. Give us a trial, and we fear not bat
what you will come again.
KLUQE ft EIKAL,
BAHN & SHUMANN,
— DEALERS IH -
Genuine Brazilian Peeble Spectacles,
JEWELRY AND SILVER WARE,
Agents foifthe Celebrated Wheeler A
Wilson Sewing Machine, which we sell at
New York prices adding but the charges for
transportation. On hand, needles and oil
for the above Machines. *
CONGRESS AVENUE, : : : austin '
Are prepared to fill orders for every thing
in their line. Watches, Clocks and Jewelry
repaired upon reasonable terms. AH work
WM. H. CARR,
Auction and Commutum Merchant,
Avenue, Austin, Texas.
Consignments solioited and frrimpl re
turns auda. Refers to the Inslfm
•hsnte. «(| "
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