The Houston Tri-Weekly Telegraph (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 102, Ed. 1 Monday, October 30, 1865 Page: 5 of 8
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The Citv. '
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Line to Ban Antonio—The Soutb- Wes-
tern Telegraph Company completed
their Hue to Shu Antonio on Friday
evening? Nat, and dispatches w-re wnt
from his city to the San Antonio Her-
aid lor publication. The event of tel.
egraph communication with Western Tex >s
is one of the greatest of tlie aae. A few
months asro the people of Western Texas
were eat'stied if they received intelligence
from this city in three days, and now it
can be transmitted in a f«*w minutes. The
completion of the telegraph I nes in this
State, is due in a great measure, to the
energetic perseverance of their superin*
tendent, Mr D. P. ShepperH, who has de
voted his whole time to the work. He
employs none hut reliable operators, who
push business ahead. The South-Western
Company now own all the telegraph line-
between New Orleans and Louisville, Ken
lucky, as well as those in Texas, Western
Louisiana and Arkansas. The Company
have ju*t purchased , the interest of the
Star State Telegraph Company, between
this city, Beaumont and Galveston, and
are now placing new wires on the poles
The Company intend to push the work
forward, from Beaumont to New Orleans as
fast as men and money can do it. Mr.
John Van Home is the General Superin-
tendent. with his Headquarters in New
Orleans The Company are jus entering
■pon a career of prosperity, aud they de-
Burglary No. 48.—The store of
Darling & Met riman. four doors below our
office on the corner of Main and Congress
streets was opened by scientific burglars on
Friday night. The thieves were no stran-
gers to the business as their work plainly
•hows. There is an open space ot about six
feet between Vau Alstvne's building and
the auction store of the Messrs. 8ydnor,
which has a picket fence. The scoundrels
climbed over the fence and set to work.
There is a heavy puir of double doors in the
rear of Darling 4l Merrimau's store, which
are fastened above and below with a heavy
spring bolt, which was screwed to the door
The burglars bored nine holes with a two
inch augur, which completely cut off frie
wood work to which the lower bolt was fast-
ened, and then had no difficulty in forcing
the door open. Drops ot candle crrease cau
be traced through the store and in one
drawer they had stuck a candle which set
fire to papers there. There was a box con-
taining a score of old watches in tbis drawer
which they did not see fit to take. Near
the safe cau be seen another place where a
candle had been stuck on the floor while
they endeavored to pry open the safe, but
they had to give it up as a bad job. They
ransacked another drawer containing Con
it-derate shinplasters, but did not carry off
any of its contents. They then tryed to pry
open another drawer, but their implimeut
broke and they failed The money drawer
was ransacked aud a small sum <>f money
was found and appropriated They then
appropriated a pair of calf skin boots which
the proprietors say will bo exchanged if
they do not tit, providing the present hold-
er calls upon them. The thieve1' were evi-
dently alarmed before they had concluded
their explorations, for there are very few
articles of property missing and the scoun-
drels left behind them a strong screw-driver
and three buncbesof keys containing twen-
ty-five of all sorts and sizes from a store to
a valise key, and these can now be seen at
the store of Darling & Merriman. The con-
tents of this store is probably the most val-
nab e of any in this city and the burglars
doubtless contemplated a big haul. The fact j
of these keys being found shoivs conclusive-'
ly that the miduight prowlers are well pre- j
pared for every emergency, and this fact,
should open the eyes of our citizens to be:
always on their guard. Valuables should
not be placed in trunks, as many have thej
same kind of keys. Merchants should be j
more careful of their safe keys. The bur- j
glars were evidently bachelors or they would
have taken some of the ladies " fixins " j
Several thousand dollars worth of silks were
left untouched. !
We do not wish to insinuate that the po- ]
lice are to blame for not catching som* of,
the mi Inight prowlers who have so long in-
fested this city, for several months trial, bat
shown that the rascals are too smart to be
Another Counterfeit Bill-
Look out fob it.—Mr. Wettermark of
this city, showed us a $20 counterfeit bill
on Saturday last, which would be very
apt to deceive all but good judges of paper
money. The bill has the general appear-
ance of the counterfeit $5 bill, which we
described in last Friday's paper. It is of
the old plate, and beard date of March 10,
18t>3. The vig ette in the centre of the
bill is very coar ely engraved, and the me
dallion work is also. The bill appears to
be a lithograph. The paper is somewhat
whiter and stiffer than the genuine It
cau be readily de ected by its beiugso poor-
ly engraved. The signatures are well
executed, and the general appearance of
the bill is calculated to deceive all except
good judg 8 of greenbacks. We learn
there is a large amount of fives, tens and
twenty dollar bills in circulation, and mer-
chants and country people should be on
their guard at all times forttiem.
We learn that "Hook and Ladder
Company, No. 1," are rapidly Organizing.
That's right, boys.
"The Miser of Marseilles" w
presented on the Houston boards on Sa-
turday night, which met the approval of
all present. If any misers were preseut.
Mr. Sala well represented them. A miner,
■e'B hi" heart after gold—has noennohlirg
principle, and is bouud hand and foot by
the manacles of riches. Fr >m mis. r<—from
skinflints—from money shavers, and man
deceives s—from beasts of prey, that every
prey on a poor man's pocket—we
beseech the Knler of the Universe to deli—
—— The burglars tried to break into the
■tore of T. W. House on Saturday night
last, bat made a failure. Something alarmed
them, and they skedaddled.
— A stiff Norther was blowing all day
—— There no c*«ts brought be
fore tb* Recorder'* t'ourt on Saturday
—— The Steamer St Cltir oleareu f«>r
OaWeston on Friday afternoon, but stuck
fas' after she had proceeded a short di«-
•ance down the bayou. If the bayou was
dredgeii our aseidwnts of tbis kind would
not take place,
—A great crowd of iaities visit Dar-
ling & Merriman's store daily, and all go
away with their arms full of ihe nioe
"tixina" which ihia enterprising firm have
Oapt. J. W l'ayue, of Galveston,
two suits of clothing stolen out oi his
rooni about leu days ugo, and learning
that a negro, employes o> ouo of the steam-
ers running beiweeu this city aud Qalves-
:oo had been seen with a portion of the
clothing ('apt. F. followe < hint to this
city, and found a portion of it upon the
back of the black s-cntin fi"l. lie wus
promptly arrested, mi I "• v st Msr-
hal wit1 invesiigiti* tin- uiu in i x • >i-
iDg. The uegro says that he pt.tu . e-1
>he clothing from another negro Wed,
we will see if ho proves it. We shall uave
uiore to say of this in a day or two.
We learn that Liberty Fire Com-
pany No. 2, will bring out their Engine
t hi - afternoon for trial. They have receiv-
ed their new hose and are ready for action
There are 40 names now on the rolls, and
many of them are our most respect able
citinens. We wi«h the Company well, and
are sure they will do their dutj when the
notes of alarm are soun led.
A huge buck uigger calling himself
Isaac G'imeB, came to this city a few days
ago, and being out of money concluded to
make a raise in some way. He soon found
one of our most respectable citizens who
was engaged in hauling flour from North-
ern Texas to Mexico during the war. This
gentleman emp'oyed several team®, and
Isaac was one of the drivers. Isaac had
heard that he officials here would believe
every word thai a colored mau might say
and he made an affidav t that be bad loaned
forty dollars to one of the gentleman's
wagon-mast rs and demanded payment
from his employer The gentleman was ar-
rested and brought before Lt. Col. DeGress,
Acting Commissioner of the Fre d man's
Bureau for this district, and the trick of the
darky was transparent, and he ordered the
black scoundrel out of bis office and re-
gretted that there was not a law to p ace
him at work upon the streets. Isaac left the
office in a hurry, and was heard soon after-
wards uitering curses against the Yankees.
Subacriptiona to Houston City Loan
up to the 98th inai.
\V. B. Vincent & Co., $500 00
Foster & Blesslnir, 100 00
E. Pittott 500 00
Macatee & Whitmarsh, 500 00
Lou <k Wilson 150 00
Hy. Hendricks & Co., 50 00
John <3. Cutter 200 00
Robert Brewster, 100 00
W. Henry Elliott 200 00
$ 2,300 00
PreTiously reported 24,800 00
Total, $27,100 00
Owing- to the late arrival of our heavy consign-
ments, no catalogues will be issued this sale, the main
attractions will be published on Wednesday by supple-
ment in the Telegraph.
M. REICHMAN & CO.. Auctioneers.
.Saturday Evkning, Oct. 28. 1865. J
Great activity has continued during the week in all
departments of trade, without apy change of impor-
tance in prices of goods. The stocks of dry goods con-
tinue much less.than the demand requires, and many
purchasers have been necessitated to proceed to other
markets to make their selections. It was generally
understood here that very large amounts of dry goods
would be received at this poinjthe expectation in
this respect has not been realized, and, as we have re"
peatedly stated, the stocks fall greatly short of the
known wants of the country. The fact is, that the
stock of manufactured goods in Northern markets is
so very much reduced that holders find ready sale for
them to their Western customers, and for the Northern
trade; we may, therefore, expect a scarcity of those
goods generally sought for at this season, to continue
for some time. The market is well supplied with gro-
• Ties of every description which find ready sale at
prices considerably higher than before the war.
COTTON,—The dullness and inactivity alluded to
in our last report lias continued to the close of the
week. Operations have been confined almost exclu-
sively to small parcels, the proceeds of which were re-
quired for immediate use, and as purchasers have
either held back or have withdrawn from the market
entirely, prices have continued to droop at very Irreg-
ular rates. We have not heard of a sale to any extent
through factors' hands; wli , apart from tho tempo-
rary stringency in the money market, seem to have
confidence in a better condition of things before many
days. We have no later news from other markets thi a
that published by us on Thursday evening. The in-
creased receipts along the lines of our Railroads and
on the coast are easily accounted lor, and, as we view
It, is not indicative of an under estimate of the quan-
tity of cotton in the country.
Oct. 2d. 1S65.
ETiDORADO"!!. F. .tlnithfws, Pro'r.
Col McRin, L Cnrter. Wisconsin; A Purlin. II mp-
stead; E Varney. If Hity, j L Chambers. A S Johnson.
Kort Bend co- W T Ricanl, <r T H'liriies, 1' ,S A; W K
R.-r iiol'ls. III; A A Brooks. E A .Vision. II Terry; FJ
H iron, (ionz-tles; A Holloman, Miss; j Duller, Han
Antonio; .1 M Weitk-rmyer, P.ilc<tlne.
KI NK IIOt'NE-K. O. ijore, Prop'r.
J I Lewis. 8 F Montgomery. W C Cleveland, Lime-
stone co: J O Fallen, Galveston; UK Wilson, Wash-
ington co; W Wiley. Texas; J S Manna, I) Cole, M B>--
F011, A Orosbeck, Robinson co; (> T Jamison. Colum-
bus; C C Hope, San Jacinto; T Arundal Burleson co;
SRMa>, England; H Wiel. Navarro co; T G Alcorn,
Washington co: T J H Anderson, Port Sullivan; NJ
Philips. N O; T K Baker. Loekhart; F H Coupland,
Austin; J W Enilsee Bclton; J Fogarty. Galveston; J
E Oliver, Sprinafleld; Mrs A II Parish & child. Jno M
Swisher, T W Masterson. Austin; W A Morris. Web-
bervllle: T M Fostep. Indianola; H Ballinger. Sumpter;
Mrs Col J H Martin i daughter. Mobile; W R Wilson,
Galveston; IP Bryan. Clear Creek: N W Lillfiiirton,
city; W 1' Townsend, Brazos co; M Goodman Liberty:
J D Ncwsom i lady, Mr-Kinney: 8 Bowles Si daughter,
do; Dr Breckenridvfe, city; C H Joni-s, F M Steele. G W
Kirkwood, J H Ileukes, Woo Iville: Dr W II Oantt,
S A Br-<an. Washington co; JL Fuller, lady Ac it chil-
dren. Bastrop co; D S Fisher. Millican; 8 C W'est, Co-
lumliia; J B Patrick. Gonzales.
FANNIN HOI'ME J. H. .Hurray, P'r.
T W Masterson, J G Smith, Brazoria; R II Htanley,
Houston: Mis* Bowlby, McKinney; H H Sanger. Texas;
P W Walton, Plantersvllle; r B Sexton. Sau Augus-
tine; T Reed, Galveston; W T Lock. C A Blake Austin
co; J Hughes. Lavaca co, J M Baldwin. OV-t-oton;
E A Alston, Cypress; t J Herron, H JaimlMu. <* 1vm-
BARGAINS! BARGAINS I
JUST I RECEIVED,
P*r (Maw WllmlBftoo, hr
E. R. WELLS & CO.
tmr t—miptlm *
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING,
BOOTS AND SHOES,
I.ADIBV DRK8S GOODS
Plftia and Col'd FRENCH MERINOS,
COTTON and WOOL PLAIDS,
ALL WOOL DBLAINB8,
OT,ANNULS Bod, Whit* Yellow,
A full aad
W. M. RICE'S OLD STAND"
75 bags Prime Rio Coffeo,
20 boxes Havana Sugar,
SO bbls. La. Sugar, brown It olarifled,
30 " Texas Sugar. " "
30 H bbls. La. and Texas Sugar,
10 bales India Bagging,
35 " Grass Bugging,
4 " Dundee "
100 coils Manilla Rope,
1 bale Twine.
36 boxes Starch,
3 tierces Rico|
12 Vhbls. Drieu Apples,
IS casks Tennant'g Ale—genuine,
96 tt>s. Smoking Tobacco,
Iron Axle Trees, Round Iron—various 8ize£-Bteel,
Iron, Copper Pipe. For sale at lowest market figures.
C. 8. LONtiCOPK,
cot7-d3w&twlm Cougress Street
OP NEW YORK,
GASN ASSETS THREE MILLION 00LLARS,
ISSUE POLICIES OP
Fire and Marine Insurance,
Hade payable In
HOLD OR CURRENCY.
Negotiable and Bankable
Certificates of Insurance
Are issued by tbis Association
HE UNDEKSIUNED is prepared to cover
by Fire liisimincc Cotton iu Warehouses, Mer-
chandise in Store, Dwrllim: Houses and nuildiugs. in
the uliove Association, composed of the most reliable
aud well-kiiowu companies in tlie Uuited States.
JOHN DICKINSON, A«ent.
Hodstom, October C, lofi.'i. d2ru
jo/1 * vwh1 >
owk.1 l covu«
JOHN DICKINSON & CO.
Cotton & Wool Factors,
UAXir, S T n HHT
JEREMIAH ,M. WARD WELL;
(Of the lale firm of
NKILSON, WARDWKLL k CO.,)
Importer and Dealer in
SC ARD W Ana
83 JOHN Street NEW YORK
Oeo. Bntler, Oalvi-stou, B. A. Shepherd, Houston,
James A.Gee, " W.C.Uillean,
rr ConaignmenU of ootton and other prodaoe
solicited. __ . _ octi dittw6m
11 U. RAWLBY W
11« Hides be can grt
DARL IN G
Fancy and Staple Dry Goods,
(TAN AIATYNB'S BLOCKS
IT AVE constantly on band the LATEST styles o
MM. Silks, Poplin*, Bonnets, Turbans, Hats, Ribbons,
Trlmminxs, C'loalu, Shawls, Mantles, Oloves. Belts,
Buckles, Braids, Rats, Mice. Waterfall Natts, Plumes,
Artificials, Veils, Valentlas, Jaspers,
Alezandrias, Japans, Invisible Netts, Psrhtmerr.
Soaps, Pomades, Lombards, Brushes, Baskets,
Saratoga Trunks, Hat Boxes, Carpet Bags, (Tmbrellas,
Patent Extenders, Double Enders, and Monitors.
In addition to which, their usual select assortment
(Moon on the Lake shad*1,
India Twills, Linen,
Sheeting, 8-4,9-4, 10-4 and 11-4.
, Etc., Etc., ,
you require in our line.
Particular at tention called to the
13T" Polite attention to all—*0 trouble te show
■-call aDd *m for
DABLIN6 * MEKB1MANH.
«aiua s. kkad. jtdwsko b, sivinr
HUNT & READ,
Wholesale Dealer* la
boots «fl saon«f
No. 91 MAGAZINE Street. N. O. La. *
If Careftal attention paid to all order* eai
William K. Read, tonnerly with Geo. H. A Jebial
Read, of New York, and would b« happy to see anr of
Ills old frieuda. octlMSa
J CONVINCE ijf
THE MOST SKEPTICAL. ^
THAT THERE It UNEOUALLED \
VIRTUE IN THE 1
v JJieyAxe a combination^
Irejara d in. thj chotcetl
They strengthen and Invigorate the
They give a good and healthy appetite
They assist dlgestlou.
They are the best stimulant In existence
They are a preventive of fever and ague
They cure nervous headache.
They arc perfectly pure and palatable.
Th« lUd Jacktt Bllitn ar« told la quart bot-
tle* by all druftfUu and dealers ia the country.
BENNETT PIETERS & 00.
21 RIVER 8T. CHICAOO
©HAV Ac NORBIH,
AGENTS FOR THE SOUTHERN STATES
120 and 122 Common Street,
Oct'4 NKW ORLEANS. dt
WALLACE & CO.,
lin]Hii U'rs h Joblmrs of
FOREIGN & DOMESTIC DRY GOODS.
Shoes, Hat* and Cap*,
No. 74 Canal Street,
And 91, It 95 Common SL N'KW OIUJiAA
(Stores formerly (wscuped by C. II. RCLOCOMB k OOt>
D. WALLACE—BOOTS anil SIlOBS.
WM. GHKIS riAN.
OONwRBfig BT., HOKHTON
/ tONSlON M KNT
ly i,. i
t it i
M'hI in S'I/H- V- -ur aa!
(Saccceor to H. II. Skttr * Co.. a u Krsrtk If->J A 0*4
AND DEALKit IN PUODUOB,
Offloe on Fannia St, near FoatOffloa,
M HOUSTON. dtw_
t'. M. M i\iit.<irii,
COTTON AND WOOL FACTOR,
General Commission Merchant.
A'lgnt' |'j H(IU,<TIIV. AtWta
UollaBd Lsilgr, So. 1 - A. l>.
5-TATKI' MDI'I'INnJ ho'd
it, vv-.tit*'-. <•- of
U«tl- 'Hi ). '! I
In K'tixl -ln-,.11 I,
(tie Loi'<* *
Ailc.t : lllu U lip I
t 'Hi*. <." :i'bera
i to ,.t-. • . It order off
iii.OC.K IDI'lfl <V. M.
Mirii-i • 'v |-ttO U
I WILL SELL OR RINTIIY DWELIIHB H0ISE
Hnturday, October VtS, 1869,
I will, at tlio sumo time,
MEIiL ALL HIV WRNITVBV,
Prooi the kilclifu to tlio^urrct,
TO TUB HIOIIKHT H1DDKK. I-'OR CASH,
out l-tds P. HCKANTON. Old Texlaa.
E. O. LYNCH.
nrrt nt>u-*<oN <tsm
VALUABLE CITY PROPERTY FOR SALE
W<; will nell
AT oun AUCTION IlOOM.
Wednesday, Nov. 1, IS05,
!> LOTH, BLOCK No. 4—No.'s I, 2, :t, 4 *u<J 6—U-
feet on ('oniinon-o anil Walor Sire, tM.
Also, 2 LOTH. It LOCK No. 6—No.'s 4 unit !V—50 frpl
mi I'omnieroi) H tree I, runuiu/ lnn U to llir Ituyou w
I'osw'ssion of Lots No. 4 uwl S, 'n Itlock No. ft, tlvos.
Jniiuary 1st, IHtib; nml Lots in Itlock No. I on Jay of
Terms, om-haff fash,
81'KCIK, or its <'(|iiirulent in I', .s. vnrreuoy st New
Orleans quotations; the tialaiieeti ami M months, witfc
lean on |trn|H?rty tor same.
M. REICH31 AN 6i CO., Auct'm.
IIoirsToM. Ontolier S, lliti'i. tds
Hjfc,NKY WliNER & CO.
AUtlTlONKt'.liS AXUOKM i:KAU
WK r urrwni-,1 'o r, i . ve «i ,l • \ jn- .i kind* or
Mrn nan'tl-e and O'f.n'rr P" doc*. * .1 will .-.ell tb«
•ame prtvafU or > pntiltc nocnoa <«ittrs< i*d,
Llneral nlH -cit Mmtha, dlr.i or Prodnoa
•I) n n-qiest. d ....
W> win s«-it r Co tic AurHo'i evsry Ttmrsdar ami
gttur^ay. Par rr er«Di • rn'i r to i ll, ha Ines- taOOa#
to iho city. P ni wpB-'i'.g iwiiii to be sold al
aooilot WIU MHO tbem t i ds t#tor ou «iHa.
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