The Prairie Blade. (Corsicana, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 11, Ed. 1 Friday, February 29, 1856 Page: 4 of 4
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FOX & JACOBS.
wheblock & cobsicana.'
WOULD respectfully announce to the cit-
izens of Corsicana, and public generally,
have just received and opened a
TOOK OF NEW GOODS,. at
store house of Wybrarits tf- Ran-
som, adjoining the Drug Store, onj the east
side of the publ ie square—where they will
centinue to receive fresh suffices of the
FINEST AMD BEST ARTICLES,
irom tbe Eastern cities; They ha?e now on
hand a large supply of
^ _ r . '§t>l^thfirg, |8||feting of
Over and Frock Coats, Pants, Vests, &c.
-yf* ' ' ' '
Jast recieved and for sale cheap byi
POX & JACOBS.
1, Linseys,1 Flannels,'fAlpaccas
' plain and figured, just opened and for
saleby ?. & J.
VQMEST1CS; Linens, Ky. Jeans, Cass-
JLrmeresand Satinetts, in store and for
saleby y F. & J.
BOOTS, Shoesi Hats, Caps, &e-,«A§
just rece ived'and for sale by j
Parasols for sale
: F. & J.
HARDWARE, Cutlery, Castings, just
received and for sale by F. & J.
ROCERIES, Coffee, Sugir, Salt, Pick-
VX Jes in More and for sale b$ F. & J.
ACCO of the best' q
VOLS. L TO XV.
A MONTHLY JNDURTRIAL AND
LI TERARY JO URNAL.
ILLUSTRATED WITH STEEL Ei\rRA-
Internal Improvement —Slavery and
Slave Produce—American and
Published Monthly in the cities of New Or-
leans and Washington, D. C.
Terms Fite 'Dollars per anum—in. advance.
Tee Review is now rapidly growing in cir-
culation, and will exhibit many great improve-
ments in the present year, in size, matter and
appearance. The following are its leading
I. Literatjre,—Criticism, notices of late
books, schools, colleges, education, essays,
poetry, skethes of fact and fancy, summaries,
of foreign and domestic news, movements at
home and abroad, etc.
IL^,Commerce.—Its history, laws and sta-
tistics, commodites, shipping, navigation, trea-
ties, tariffs, exports and imports, trada of the
South and West, home and foreign trade.
III. Agriculture.—Discussions upon eot-
ton, rice, sugar, tobacco, hemp, Indian corn,
wheat, farming and planting interests, statis-
tics, slavery, and slave laws, &c.
IV. Manufactures.—Progress of Manu-
factures in the South and W est, and in the
V. Internal Improvements. — Canals,
railroads,plankroada, general interfomtfuni-
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r, Queensware, &c.- &c., in
L/ store and for sale by
' FOX & JACOBS.
Corsicana, Oct. 13th, 1855.—44:tf.
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Si ~S;~ -_f= - - -w-
Arrivals and departures of
Arrives from Galveston^ via Springfield at
Corsicana, Mondays at 6 o'clock,aim.
Arrives from Galygston via Fairfield, at Cor-
sicana, Fridays at 7 o'clock p.m. *
Arrives from Austin and Dallas, via Taos, at
Corsicana, Tuesdays at 6 o'clock p.m.
Departs for Austin and Dallas,Via Taos, on
Tuesdays, at 7 o'cioch, a.m. ? ■
Departs for Galveston, via Fairfield,. on Sat-
days at'7 o'clock, a.m.
Departs for Galveston, via Springfield, on
Sundays at 6 o'clock, a.m..
All letters going to Galveston^ must be put
in the box, by 5 o'clock, p.m., off Fridays and
Sundays, to ensure mailing. All for Austin
and Dallas, must be put, in the box, by 5
o'clock, on Mondays. 'M~_
Mail hours from 7 o'ebek a.m., until 6
life.o'clock p.m. The above ttgulations will be
Sill-; strictly adhered to in all cases.
L. T. WHEELER, P. M.
Corsicana, Dec. 15, 1856.
Sfons, South and West-
-in the Union and
VI. Statistics,—Complete tables upon
all the above beads—of population, resources,
wealth, morality, blacks and whites, «fc.
VII. Biography of Practical Citizens,
with steel portraits.
VIII. Advertisements of Plantations,
Southern schools,,colleges, watering places,
factories, mercantile and professional cards,
agriculture machinery, etc.
itT A few comple sets in fifteen volumes,
for sale. Address the the Editor at New Or-
leans, or at Washington city.
AMARIA UNION LODGE, No. 45,In
dependent Order of Good Samaritans
and Daughters of Samaria. Corsicana, meets
on the Wednesday nights following the second
and fourth Mondays in each month, at one
hour after sunset .
BLANKS*- of every description, neatly
printed at the office of the Prairie Blade
Corsicana, August 26, 1854.
/ OPENING OF THE
Crystal Palace in Pilestine
> fwHP. undersigned takes this method of, in-
-. J. forming the public that he has fist opened
' ihe Crystal Palace in Palestine, on the west
• - # ride of the Public square, in the betiding ad-
-"2 joining the "Advocate office, and filled it with
" • TIN WARE made up to order in any sort of
work in his line. The attention of Merchants
the surrounding counties is invited to my
waies; lam prepared to fill bills with des-
- J iittebwd tft the satisfketion-of my customers.
detf act ions made in filling large bills.
He would also inform TinnoTS throughout the
ng counties, that be is prepared to T'Jf-
them with preyed covers for Buckets
zes, Coffee Pots, Wash Basin bottoms,
onjis^ai iBttnufacture, #iIbh lie of-
heap for cash or tin plate.
On the way from New Orleans, a fine lot
of House Furnishing Goods; Silver Plated
gg|gg& • Ware, Japanned and Polished Ware, and va-
rious other articles too numerous to mention
here. BLoofing and Guttering done to order
In any part of the country AT THE LOW
TRICE OF TWEMT\-FIVE CENTS
PH gif: Persons wishing to purchase, atcyrespect-
fully invited to call and see for themselves.
Nov. 10,1855.-48: ly.
taods for Sale
SY iAMEs TH0. Lee.—Taos j Navarro QmiUy
rtAA acres, granted by Harris county to
^UU Thos. Pratt; surveyed in Navarro
county, and adjoins Taos. - .
a acres, granted by Harris County to
4tfU "fhoa. Pratt; surveyed in Natarro
county, and adjoins Taos.
■g A a acres, granted by Harris county to
|.yu Thos. Pratt; surveyed in Navarro
«OQQiy, and adjoins Taos.
1 acres, granted by Harris county
IUaD to W. Miilicanv|surveyed in
HavaTro county, situated south of Taos.
QAA acres, granted by Red River coun-
OaU tytoN. G- Ballard; surveyed in
Cass county, and adjoins Sinden.
Q O/li seres, granted by Bowie county to
OflU Jas. Parkham ; surveyed in Bowie
county, and adjoins the Golden Springs.
OQ A acres,granted by Red River county
O^U to Asa Dean; surveyed in Red Riv-
er county, and adjoins Scarbrouch's springs.
QO A acres, granted by Red River county
w to Morris Ward; surveyed in Red
Riveronnty, and adjoins Levi Deen's.
1 AA acres, granted by Red River county
luU to J. W. Sherwood; surveyed in
MilamTeirritory, and adjoins Brantom Hill. -
~ acres, granted by by Jasper county
TO~Cr%^j^apB ii - Ci«yju:edan El-
county, and adjoins Rock creek.
"1 A A acres, granted by Red River county
A TpJf toD. Remington ; surveyed in Van-
zandt county, and adjoins Cream Level.
acres, granted by Red River county
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Texas, IRVING ROOT.
W, S. OLDHAM.
ligjr^tr J ■
to D.Clark; surveyed inTituacoun
ty, and White Oak'
"I Hfy acres, granted by Red River county
A ' « to R. M. Hopkins; surveyed in
Bowie county, and adjoins Tisdali's.
I "yy acres, granted by Red River county
* ' • to R M. Hopkins; surveyed in Bowie
codnty, and adjoins Tisdali's.
PLfl A acres, granted by Red River countv
- W"U to R. Overton; surveyed fn Red
River county, and adjoins Cut Ha cree.kdn
I -j rA acres, granted by Red River county
1 OU to L. A. Cullum ; surveyed in Red
Riser county, and adjoins Brusterb Prairie.
wqq acres, granted by Red River county
I OO to Thomas R. Wilson; surveyed in
Cass county, and adjoins Jim's Bayou.
Qoff acres, granted by Red River county
O-wU to J. M. Bartlett; surveyed in Har-
ris countv—situated south of Houston.
Nov, 24, 1855.—50:tf-
undersigned hereby' gives notice that
on the first day of August last 1855, his
wife Lucir.da Wright, without cause, volun-
tarily abandoned his bed and board and so con-
tinues. He wfill not therefore pay any of her
liabilities or redeem any of her promises.
= ' THOMAS WRIGHT.
: Corsicana, Navarro eo., Jan. 25th 1855-
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December the 8th, 1855.
COSMOPOLITAN ART ASSOCIA-
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Collection of this new and Popular
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erature and Art, havebeen made
on the most extensive scale.
Among the works already enjuged, is the far-
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the father of his cuuntrt,
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,Btaining all the subjects connected with
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brated picture known as ihe " Quartly Testi-
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Francis Quartly. now living, at 91 years ot
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prize-winners in England. Price Si, and can
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it gives me pleasure to state that Mr. Davy
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tions in this country, for the 3d volume and
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as to any and all mistakes which may have
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the Editor in America, shall be forwarded to
Mr. Davy, and a copy of those collected by
Mr, J}. W «ant r<r Mr, Howard in this
country. The whole matte* wiU be published
m America tor out use, and in England for
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2nd and 3d volumes.
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for J. Tanner Davy's Devon Herd Book
Sept. 8, 1855.-39-3t
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Taos, in the North J st part of Navarro
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Peac, a Notary public, Ge *ral Land Agent,
Collector of Large and S* ill Claims, Buys
and Stdls Land Certificate^ Controls a large
amount of good and choice Lands in Navarro
Ellis, Hill, Collin, Aendqrson, Bosque and
other counties in the State^and will give hi&
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and corrected by the author, to meet a gen.
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For the Year 1855,
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[EDITOR OF THE N. Y.
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concerned, the undersigned would ada their
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itans, and D. of -
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the Friday nights following the second and i advance, is Tiiree Cents.
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Loughridge, J. R. The Prairie Blade. (Corsicana, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 11, Ed. 1 Friday, February 29, 1856, newspaper, February 29, 1856; Corsicana, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth235685/m1/4/: accessed July 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.