The Weekly Telegraph (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 41, Ed. 1 Wednesday, December 30, 1857 Page: 2 of 4
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THE WEEKLY TELEGRAPH, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1857.
& H. CXF8HHG, Editor
WMDNWBDAT, DtOMMBXR 30- 1*67.
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- W TAYLOR.
...m salhiiitwil to aaaoance MOBflB SOLD-
F^rf^talSStefcl City Secretary midTre^
i * candidate tor
r at thee
to announce ROBT. BEJSffS-
— ~ Muter at the ensuing
% candidate for the
e J. H.DANKLSON
0- We are ttthori ed to MMjuiMDr A^J. HAY, m
I candidate for Alderman Id Ward, at the ensringetee-
We are satiiorixed to tandonce AHMgg.
r re-election to Uteof^of Recorder, at Ibeapproacb-
' 34 VABD.
«the following can-
■ We are authorised;lojra*
3 for Aldermen to WaijML,
1 See announcement of Dr A. J- Hay,
■ Alderman 3d Ward.
> The mh «« of Wat J Anders will be
t " ""e oar announcements ftrBeeor*
to merchants i
The advertiser we believe
t a deaerring yonag ■«•
-We call attention to the card of the
its convenient location, moderate
„ i and wdl-fttrniihed table, is deeerv
_j popular, aad we can assure those who
kj stop then, that ttagr *01 be well aatis-
1 with their acoomwdations.
— i A ' 1 — r-'
f The MaaanteFtaty on Monday eve-
_ is said by those who where present
i have been an elegant lAir- The rooms
> not crowded and every one seemed to
'Last Saturday we gave oar readers
^ that a dangerous counterfeit, on
I Commercial aad Agricultural Bank, at
had (made its appearance, and
t description of the bill, suffi
r so to have pat any one one on his
Since then, we have heard of per-
i being taken in by the oounterfeit, but
t no mgtaaoe have they been sabecribers
the Telegraph! Then are, in this city,
i very large number of persons whose names
not on oar books. In this very case,
parsimony of some people in business
s has caused them a loes of ten or twenty
which the «ptpenditure of eight
ht hate prevented, to say nothing of the
they would have got in the year.
_ We are pleased to notice the follow
[ resolution of a public meeting at San
, the other day, of which Col. B.
i Wallace was chairman.
Resolved, That it seems to be proper that
j successor to Jadge Wheeler, if he be-
i a candidate for Chief Justice, should
en from Western Texas; and among
tany able men who are qualified for
position, oar.Sehoisc would fall upon
„• W. Gray, of Harris county.' But we
I not undertake to dietate who the can
i from the West should be.
Oa UoiDti the Masonic fraternity of
j turned oslia proosssion, la their
ay regalia, shewing aD the oolora of
i rainbow, and some that sever ware in it.
• appeared in good nnmbers, notwith-
; a drisxling rain that fell at the
The procession moved from the
uo Hall to the Baptist Church led by
enlivening struts of music. At the
, the car—any of installing the offi-
i of Holland Lodge No. 1, was perform-
by the retiring Master, lb. Anders,
that an oration by H. Cone, Esq.,
renounced. Ike oration happily set
the objects of the order, aad laid
i precepts which the ■aiubets of that
t say other iastitution would do well to
Towards the close a beautiful and
; tribute to the memory of Gov. H.
. Runnels, who was a member of the fra-
, is to be pabiished. After the
ion, the oSeers of Buthven Commandery
Knights Teller were installed. The
i pronounced t benediction,
the fraternity was formed again and
1 back to the plaoe of starting. It
I to be regretted that the day was so Un-
as many wfo would have been
t to witness the ceremonies and listen
i the oratioa, ware intatniil by the rain
[ mad in the streets from attending.
i tha death of Hon. H. O
i Senator elect of Harris county. As a
i of the reoeipt of this sad intel
, ap hare ia the northern part of the
, the election of a saooeeeor to the de-
, is eliciting the attention
of the people, and the
of prominent indL
, ia ooneetioQ with the vaoaat sen
i is tha thasae of diaeassioa, among
The democracy of Harris, as the domi-
nant political party eft^e eouaty, ia view
Fof tha appreaeMag nrisis, should be appris-
of the high reeponaibility that rests on
«. By unity of actioa ia support of one
ididate, victory ia sore. On the eontra-
; ry, if they safe, the opposition to plot, snd
lsow diviaioa in their ranks, defeat is inev-
Impressed by theaeconsiderations,
i question is anxiously asked, on whom
j shall the democracy of Harris bsstow the'
[ suffrage, aad retara aa their representative
I to the Senate, at the approaching special
Ia nipnissiiig my own choice, I hat echo
of maay ethers, whea I name Doct.
" Ashbel Smith as sm oa wham the party amy
One whoee meritorious
i ia thetr eaaae, oombiaod with his
i to plaee him above rivalry, as a can-
i for their favor ia the bestowal of the
i Senatorahip. Apart from the public
i the maiataiaaaoe of their princi
i as a politieal organisation; the great
of the deaMoracy of Harris county,
i no parasaal prediloctioBs or prejudic-
l to gratify ia the choice of their candi-
9 for the flenpt r. aad motives of this kind
l«et be imputed te aw when Doct. Smith's
iea with tha-yast history of Texas,
I his lehHias to the deaaocratio party of
i are justly weighed and considered.
White Oak, Bee., 37. •«. A- M.
We weald suggest the following question
a sriMMs one for debating societies:
hy is it more difiealt to persuade a lady
I g0 out talking on a wet Sunday than on
' wet week-day? Do the closed Shop*
t anything to dj^^thu!
I MR. DOUGLAS' SPEECH.
^Vhen the President's Message was read
in the Senate, Mr. Douglas announced his
dissent to the views of the President in re-
lation to the Kausas Constitution, and on
the nest'day gave his cwn views in a speech
of an hour and a half. We give below the
substance of the speech, yet, at the same
time, recording our dissent from his views.
It seems to us that when the people of Kan-
sad were left to regulate their domestic
affairs in their own way, and. when thqr
regularly elected a convention to frajab
their State constitution,'and whsn that con-
vention determined to submit tkji slavery
question to a vote of the people dtue'
guards and checkB, and a guarantee, that
the right of property then held in Kansas
should not be interfered with, that they
really did as they were left to-> do, and
formed their constitution >n their own way
As to the slavery question we certainly be-
lieve, and always have believed, that that
should be left to the bona fide citizens of the
tftjritory. If there is a majority for slavery,
no. human power can prevent slavery being
recognised and defended by the State,
government there, and if otherwise, uo
human power can long keep it there. Cer-
tainly the; citizens of any Territory or State
have the fight to regulate this matter for
themselves, and to attempt to abridge this
right is neither democratic nor* just. The
people were to vote ou this question on
Monday, the 21st inst., and when they hive
voted, we believe they should be admitted
with the constitution they may present.
Both the President and Mr. Douglas are,
however, wasting words with their opinions.
It makes no difference whether, as Mr.
Douglass says, the people should decide
upon the slavery question just as upon all
others ; or, as the" President says, that they
should submit the slavery question to a
direct vote of the people, whether the other
questions were submitted to the people or
Met, for the Act of Congress governing this
matter expressly leaves the whole matter to
the people of that State, by saying that
they shall be perfectly free to regulate their
domestic institutions in tkijr own way."
However, we give Mr. Douglas' speech as
Mr. Douglas said he was yesterday under
the impression that the President had ap-
proved the action of the Lecompton conven-
tion, and under that impression he felt it
his duty to state that while he concurred
in the general views of the message, yet so
far as it did approve or endorse the action
of that convention he entirely dissented
from it, and would avail himself of an early
opportunity to give the reasons for such
dissent. Upon a more careful and critical
examination of the message, hewasrejoiced
to find that the President had not entirely
approved the'aotidn of that convention. He
was also rejoiced to find that the President
had not recommended that Congress should
pass laws receiving Kansas into the Union
as a State under the constitution framed at
Lecompton. True, the tone of the message
indicated a willingness on the part of the
President to sign any bill Congress might
pasa receiving Kansas as a State under that
constitution, bat it was a very significant
fact that the President had refrained from
any endorsement of the convention and
from any recommendation as to the oourse
Congress should pursue in regard to the ad-
mission of Kansas. Indeed the President
had expressed' deep mortification and dis-
appointment that the whole constitution
was not submitted to the people of Kansas
for their acceptance or rejection.
But, in cordially agreeing with the Presi-
dent in the general principles thus an-
nounced, the speaker expressed his entire
dissent from the interpretation placed by
the message on the meaning and purport of
the Kansas-Nebraska act. The President,
in supposing that the scope of that legisla-
tion was confined to the subject of slavery,
committed a fundamental error, Which,
however, was not inexplicable under the
circumstances. At the time the Kansas-
Nebraska act was under discussion in Con-
gress Mr. Buchanan was representing with
great ability and usefulness the interests
and honor of his 'country at a foreign court,
and therefore could not be expected to have
closely scanned the arguments of its sup-
porters. What was the main consideration
urged by its friends in Congress T It was
that the people should be left free to decide
for themselves the question of slavery, as
they were already *-ee to decide all ques-
tions relating to the judiciary, common
schools, banks, finance, taxation, &c.
It was urged that if the people are allowed
to determine the laws that regulate the re-'
lations between husband and wife, parent
snd child, guardian and ward, they should
also be left to determine wnether they will
recognize or not the relation of master and
slave. And hence the Missouri restriction
was repealed as infringing the sovereign
right of the people with reference to the
question of slavery, and with the view of
establishing by such repeal a general and
uniform principle which should equally ap-
ply to slavery and all other topics of domes-
tic concern, and not to o^e such topic
either more or less than another. Upon
thin understanding of the Kansas-Nebraska
act the last presidential contest was waged
by the Democratic party snd the victory
won. The principle was too dear and too
valuable to be either ignored or frittered
away, and the error of the President in this
regard was radical, fundamental and sub-
versive of the party platform «n which he
From this statement of the ease it neces-
sarily followed that the same reasoning em-
ployed by the President to vindicate the
propriety of referring the slavery question
to popular decision should be held equally
applicable to all other domestic institutions.
Nor did it suffice to say that the Kansas
Convention was a legal body, and as such
excluded Congress from reviewing and re-
versing its decision. The late convention
had never been recognized by Congress,
which, in distincly refusing to pass an en-
abling act for that purpose, had rather with-
held its assent from the assembling of any
convention in Kansas. Nor did the organic
act of that territory confer upon the Legis-
lature the power to authorize such body.
Territorial conventions were strictly legal
only when held in pursuance of an act of
Congress. This was the doctrine announce
ed by the administration of President Jack-
son in the case of Arkansas, and reaffirmed
in a report of the Committee on Territories
in the United States Senate so late as the
11th March, 1856. Without such Congres-
gresrional sanction the action of a conven-
tion can be regarded as nothing more than
a petition to Congress, which that body
may reeeive or reject at its discretion. The
Lecompton Convention was, however, a
lawful body, because the people have at all
times a right to petition Congress for a re-
dress of its grievances, and if Congress were
satisfied that the Lecompton constitution
embodied the will of the people of Kansas it
would be competent to accept the pending
Mr. Douglas contended that the people of
Kansas ought to have an opportunity to vote
against the constitution if they chose. He
compared it to the freedom election of Paris
when Louis Napoleon was elected. The
reason assigned why the people were not
allowed to vote on its acceptance was that
if they had a chance they would vote it-
down by an overwhelming majority. He
believed they would, and he thought it was
a clear violation of the organic act to force
an obnoxious constitution upon them.
The Executive message itself, he main-
tained, furnished facts and arguments suffi-
cient to justify the rejection of the
Lecom|>ton constitution, that the whole sub-
ject might be referred back to the people
under the authority of an enabling act.
Such an authority had the force of prece-
dents, and such authority Kansas had not
received, inasmu- t as the " Toombs bill"
of the last Congress was not passed by the
House of Representatives. He entered
minutely into the details of the principles
involved, and the circumstances of the terri-
tuy, which have become historical, and
I jldly a\jrred that there was no justifica-
tion for the palpable rights of the people of
Kansas. He forcibly appealed to Senators
to sustain the right of the people to estab-
lish their own institutions, and clearly inti?
mated that the Democratic party could not
be kept united if that prind|fle were vio-
lated ; for himself, attached a. i he was to
the party, his own course was clear in the
maintenance of his political principles snd
his personal honor. He spoke an hour and
a half, and loud applause resounded through
the crowded galleries as he closed. The
disturbance of the quiet of the Senate Cham-
ber was much condemned by Senators.
JJMr. Bigler replied, contending that the
convention was called according to law and
lo people Of
h an excuse
has been recognized by the President and
Governor of the Territory, and it was their
riglit to either make a constitution and sub-
mit it or not to the people. If when the
constitution came to Congress it Was right
in itself, republican in form, and the people
had fairly decided the slavery questioB,
would not be wise to keep
Kansas out of the Union. Su^
would be inconsistent with the*!
non-intervention. It was the (3
gress to look at the question as
fore them, doing. the "Mst for the whi
country under the circumstanees.
thought it best for the Union and,for Kan-
sas that the State should be admitted at the
first allowable opportunity. It would, how-
ever, have besit well for the whole constitu-
tion to be submitted, but the people outside
had no right to interfere with the slavery
'question. He believed that the people now
had an opportunity to say whether they will
be admitted as a free or as a slave State.
HOW ABOLITIONISTS REGARD THE
We sometimes take up an Abolition paper
in order to find out what our enemies really
do think and say on questions which create
feeling in the South. We oftentime find
their views differing essentially from what
we might suppose, though of course their
fundamental errors are always the same.
The present or Lecompton Constitution
in Kansas meets with no favor with this
whole party. They denounce it as having
been presented by a bogus convention, and
assume the treasonable position of open re-
bellion ags'nst the government by whose
authority it has been created.
From a recent letter in a northern paper
of this ilk. by its Washington correspond-
ent^ we clip the following as about the sum
of the Freesoil feeling on this subject:
There is an impassable gulf between the
President, who has espoused the cause of
hot-heads of the South, and Governor
Walker and his friends, who still profess
that they will pertinaciously adhere to the
doctrine of the Nebraska Bill, either with or
aga nst the Preqjdent. Having brought the
subject officially before his ,Cab*net, and
committed himself with them to sustaining
the action of the Convention, with its ap-
pointment of a Dictator and all its atroci-
ties, the President finds it hard to take the
first repentant step, even if he possessed
The talk ahout adhering to the Nebraska
Bill is of course all gammon. Gov. Walker
was supposed to be a good Democrat when
he went to Kansas. We have tried to stand
up to him there, but it has been no easy
matter ; and now that he discovers a mani-
fest leaning towards Freesoil we must dis-
miss him. He is no true Southerner. But
we extract still further
There are strong men of the party who
openly and unhesitatingly side with Walker
in this issue, let the consequences be what
they may. They are mostly the Northern
wing of the party. These men are not so
blinded but«what they perceive that the in-
dorsement of this national crime and shame
by the Administration and the party,
against all its " previous professions, wfll
sweep the North like a whirlwihd, and bring
about a state of parties they would most
deplore—that is, its effect would be to ut-
terly unnihilate the remnant of the Democ-
racy in the North by wh" • they were saved
in the last contest, and bring but the single
issue of slavery into the next election, and
but two parties upon that question—a Nor-
thern and Southern. In that issue no ques-
tion as to where the/eagles of victory would
perch would rise in a single mind. Gov.
Walker, Douglass, Forney, and others see
this fearful crif "s of *He country approach-
ing, which they themselves have initiated
and helped to its present positionflbut they
pause now to take the step, Which, while it
perfects the scheme, rouses an indignant
country and plunges them into a political
grave. Unless the whole North and West
should be turned into a political mad-house,
and all their partizans become its patients,
they could not have the faintest hope of the
crown of success so long bef ore their vision.
The President has chosen his course with
his advisers, and will go it blind to the bit-
ter end. It is understood that the sitting
between the-President and Douglass termi-
nated as it began, and no lost love was re-
gained. The truth is, the satelites that
revolve around the Executive Chair are
sadly jealous and inimical to the aspirations
of the "little giant" of the West. The
opinions and plans of the Executive take
their coloring from Richmond rather than
Chicago. Gov. Wise of Ebo-shin fame
counts two to the stunted giant's one, in in-
fluence with the Federal head. But in
spite of it Douglass, if he throws himself
squarely ihto the breach, will'come out the
victor, for he has more red brain-power, a
stronger will, and an iron frame to match
the whole, than any four men qf my knowl-
edge within the limits of his party. North-
ern Democracy would take shelter under
his colors,.and in a war upon slavery per-
force, or. no slavery, the North and West
would be a unit, whatever they might think
of the man or his particular reasons for his
course. We as a people are. eminently prac-
tical, and if the thing itself can be secured,
the name is of little account.
And so Douglas it claimed as an anti-
Slavery man. We know he is opposed to
the Administration in some important par-
ticulars, but we think that a good deal of
the above letter was written for effect.
Douglass is a great man, a man of strong
will and giant mind, bnt while he has made
many enemies in the North and many
friends at the South, by his previous course,
which has been correct, let us not pin
our faith to any man. While he is our
friend we a 111 stand up to him, but let us
not relax oor vigilance, and he is really
catering for favor from our enemies, let His
at once and promptly, dismiss him.
We like not the tone of the above extracts.
The spirit which dictated them, guided by
the intelligence of the writer, for otherwise
he is better posfed than any other Washing-
ton writer we have sren, indicates a wide-
spread, failing in. the HoTth, that bodes our
country no good. It is the feeling, no whit
abated, which pushed Fremont so near the
Presidential Chair last year, and which, if
it continues and gives power, will yet push
our country into a civil war. May that
crisis, if it comes, sink its authors, who
have fostered this feeling, to perdition!
Austin, Dec. 19th, 1857
The news of the death of Gov. Runnels
was received here yesterday with great re-
gret by his numerous friends. The session
has now so far advanoed that it would be
impossible, I presume, under the laws, to
fill the vacancy before the adjournment.
The Governor's proclamation requires thir-
ty days and the order of election ten days,
making forty in all, which would place the
election about the proposed time of adjourn2
An effort has been made to call for an ad-
journed session of the Legislature under
that clause of the constitution which pro-
vides that a census shall he taken every
eight years and an apportionment of Repre
sentatives and Senators. The last census
was made in 1860. The next will be made
in 1858—next year. It is contended by
some that in order to comply with the con-
stitution an extra session must convene to'
make the apportionment. Sholud this be
done the old counties would lose represen-
tation and the new ones gain in the Legisla-
ture of 1869-60. On the other hand if the
extra session is not ea"ed representation
will remain the same until the session of
1861-2. It is obvious Sm this that the
test vote already had in reference to the
subject that this Legislature will waive the
^The Senate's bill amending the general
Railroad law providing the mode of selling
out railroad companies, and saidtobemade
for the case of the Southern Pacific, passed
the House with an important amendment
and will doubtless become a law.
A bill is nowundergoing discussion in the
Senate providing for the sale of the public
la ads, including the reserved sections in
railroad survey at $1 per acre. Various
amendments have been introduced to pat
the pioneer on a better footing than other
purchasers. One to give him a pre-emption
of twelve months on 150 acres and the land
at fifty cents an acre; another to give him
160 acres as a bounty for actual settlement
•D&rtnittivation, &c., and another to give
°him a pre-emption of 160 acres for 4>1 per
acre, payable in twelve months after this
application. It is even doubtful whether the
bill will pass in any form, although a gen-
eral disposition is manifested to fix the
price of the public lands at $1. The pres-
ent price is fifty cents and the friends of
tho pre-emptors will not consent to any
change in price unless something is done to
favor the pioneer.
The bill providing for a Geological sur-
vey of the State has passed the Senate and
it is thought will pass the House. It is
made the special order for Thursday of next
week. Dr. Moore of our city is here and
his name is the most prominent mentioned
for the appointment of State Geologist. The
House voted the use of the Representative
Hall to hear a lecture from him "on the
Geology of the State," on Wednesday night.
The names of several gentlemen are spok-
en of in connection with the action of the
.Democratic Convention for Associate Judge.
Our fellow citizen, Judge Gray, is the favor-
ite of so many members who will doubtless
participate in the convention that 1 can not
look upon his chance as second to those of
any one named for that station.
Mr. Hicks of Jasper is mentioned by his
friends as a suitable nominee for the office
of Attorney General. He is a fine lawyer,
a gentleman of high character and every
way well qualified for the station.
The weather here has become extremely
unpleasant from the prevalence of a cold
norther accompanied with rain. The pros-
pects are unfavorable for pleasant weather
on the occasion of the inauguration *
DISTRIBUTION OF PREACHERS.
The Appointments of the Conference of
the Methodist Church, for Western Texas,
for the ensuing year, are as follows. We
take them from the Waco Southerner:
Galveston District—H Seat, P E
Galveston Station, L B Whipple.
Galveston Col'd Mission, to be sup.
Lynchburg, Ct., to be sup.
Cedar Bayou Ct, to be sup.
Houston Station, J E Ferguson
Brazoria Ct., B D Dashiel.
Oyster Creek Ct., and Af. Mis., W R Fayle.
Richmond Sta., James McLeod.
San Felipe Af. Mis., D G Bowers.
Galveston German Mis., P MoeB'ng.
Houston German Mis., Anthony Warns.
Union Chapel, R Kennon.
La Ge ujgb Dibt—D Morse, P E.
La Grange Sta., H D Hubert.
Fayetteville Ct., J M Baker.
Hallettsville Ct., Quinn M Menefee.
Navidad Ct., Chas J Lane.'
Columbcs Ct., A M Box.
do Af. Mis.; Wm T Harris.
Brenham Ct., Chas W Thomas.
Bellville Ct., John C Kolbe.
Egypt and Wharton Sta., B Buckingham.
San Bernard Ct, Wm Rees.
Matagorda and Trespalacious Station, H V
Old Caney Af. Mis., R W Thompson.
Hdhtsville Dist—W C Lewis, P E.
Huntsville Sta,. J M Wesson.
Cold Spring Ct., Andrew Davis.
Montgomery and Danvile Sta., Bryan Car-
Madisonville Ct., John R. White.
Anderson Sta., Hiram M Glass.
Plantersville ;ct., Joel T Daves.
Montgomery Af. Mis., to be sup.
Washington Ct., Urbane C Spencer.
Chappell Hill Sta., F C Wilkes.
Brazos Af. Mis., to be sup.
Andrew Female College, T H Ball, Pres. '
Joseph B Perry, Prof, of Languages.
Soule University, Jas M. Follansbee, Prof.
W G Foot, Prof. Mathematics.
Springfield Dist—0 M Addison, P E.
Springfield Ct., Janckson L Crabb.
Marlin Ct., H W South.
Owensville Ct., Thos Wiiitworth.
Centerville Ct., G W Burrows.
Navisoto Ct., James A J Smith.
Waxahachie Ct., S L Yarborough.
Corsicana Ct., H G Carden.
Boonville Ct., Jas Reece.
Trinity Af. Mis., Drewry Wammack.
Fairfield Ct, Valentine H lley.
Waco Dist—J W Whipple, P E.
Waco Sta., Ocenath A Fisher.
Waco At Mis., Mordecai YelL
Waco Female College, Wm MeLambdin.
Belton Ct., R G Rawlew.
Cameron Ct., G S Gatewood.
Port Sullivan Af. Mis,, Jos P Sneed.
Caldwell Ct., Wm G Nelmns.
Georgetown Mis., H M Burrows.
Hamilton Mis., to be sup.
West Yegua Ct., Adley A Keliough.
Fort Worth Dist.—J G Johnson, P E
do mission Walter S South
Weatherford do James M Jones and Wm
Fort Graham do Benj A Kemp
Meridian do Wm L Kidd
Gates ville circuit Thos B Ferguson
Hillsboro do Fountain P Ray
Fort Belknap do Pleasant Tackett
Austin Dist—Homer S Thrall P E
do station Buckner Harris
do circuit Wm A Smith
Bastrop Station JoBhua H Strfford
do circuit John W B Allen
do Female Academy J Conner principal
do Military Institute R T Allen sup
do African mission A D Parkes
Perryville circuit A G May jr
Cedar Creek do Thos F Cook
Lochart do J B Wnilenbnrgh
Perdinales do R W Pierce
Upper ColoradomissJWesley Smith Agent for
Bastrop Military Inst & Af miss '
San Antonio Dist—A Davidson P E
do station B F Perry
Cibolo circuit Join* Harper
Seguin station John W Philips and Presi-
dent of Seguin Sfale & Female College.
Gonzales station, Buckner Harris
do circuit L S Friend
Helena miss P W Hobbs
San Marcos circuit Ivey H. Cox
Conference Af miss David W Fly
Gonzales Af miss to be supplied.
Victobu. Dist—J W Shipman P E and
Agent for Paine Female Institute
Victoria circuit Daniel Carl
G-jliad do A F Cox
Port Lavaca & Indianola station W F Hub-
Texana circuit Robert N Drake
Clinton circuit and Guadaloupe African
mission Thos F Windsor
Corpus Christistation Jas W Cooley
Refugio miss Jasper K Harper
Live Oak do Oliver B Adams
Brownsville station R P Thompson
Naw Braunfsls Miss Dist—J W De Velbis
New Braunfels German mission Frederick
Victoria German miss Gustavous Elly
Yorktown do do Aflgustus Angel
Industry do do Edward Schnider
LaGrange do do Ulride Stejper
Bastrop do do John C Kapp
Madina circuit John S Gellet t
Uvaldo do to be supplied
New Fountain German mission, John H
Kersville circuit Wm S Campton
Fredericksburg German station Henry Bank
Llano German circuit C A Grote
K Alexander Bible Agent
H S Lafferty Tract Agent
J G John Agent Soule University
Edward F Thwing transferred to South Car-
MONDAY, DECEMBER, 28. 1857.
James G- Birney died at Eagleswood,
near Perth, Amboy, New Jersey, on Tues-
day evening. He was born in 1793, at
Danville, Kentucky. He was widely known
as the anti-slavery candidate for the presi-
dency in 1844. His death was caused by
paralysis, aggravated by heart disease.
The age is becoming more refined. " Root
hog or die" is now rendered as follows:
" Penetrate the subsoil, my porcine friend
or early expect an obituary notice on your
A Western editor expressed his delight at
having nearly been oalled " honey " by the
gal he lqvei, because she saluted him
"Old Beeswax " at their last meeting. >
It was-a remark of Col. K-, of Oregon,;
that certain persons were mean enough to;
steal acorns from a blind hog.
A good story is told of an Alabamian
who recently went down to see the depot oa
the Mobile and Ohio Railroad:
A " Scatering" mail from Washing-
ton county was received yesterday, bat no
Austin mail yet.
We are under obligations to Mr. J.
S. Tafl for Harper's Monthly for January,a
capital number " Idlewild" will attract
the attention of all readers ol the Home
By last Saturday's cars we have
only partial mails. We have Austin dates
to the 21st, three days behind time: Waco
to the 20th, no Washington mail, and no
eastern mail beyond Huntsville. The only
papers received were the Waco Southerner
of the 19th, and the Huntsville Item, print-
ed the 24th. We shall be glad when the
floods subside enough to admit of the
regular transportation of the mails, and
perhaps better pleased when our railroads
are extended over the rivers that now can-
not be crossed in high water. The time
will come, though we may a'l be gray be-
fore we see it.
We have had the pleasure of a call
this morning from Prof. J. F. Thompson,
of the Galveston Institute. He visits this
city, as we understand, to present the claims
of that seminary to our citizens, and from
the notices we have seen in the Galveston
press, on various occasions, we cannot doubt
that this school is indeed one of marked ex-
cellence. Prof. Thompson has had a num-
ber of years experience in teaching, and is
a gentleman of fine education, being a grad-
uate of one of the oldest and best Colleges
in the country, as well as of dignified bear-
ing and high moral character. The course
of study in the Institute is well calculated
to develope the mind and to secure a prac-
tical knowledge of the branches taught.
Indeed we have not seen so well selected a
course in any school hitherto in this State.
It evinces not only a thorough training on
the part of the teacher, but a thorough
knowledge of the wants and capabilities of
the young'mind. We commend Professor
Thompson to our citizens.
Galvb8ton.—The Civilian says that the
theater is weU attended, but intimates that
a selection of tragedies better suited to the
ability of the company, could be made.
The Civilian says concerning our friend
Swain of the Columbia Democrat:
The Houston Telegraph says that
"Swayne " is the worst spell of the name of
the editor of the Columbia Democrat it has
ever seen, except one, which was " Swaigne."
The Telegraph spells it Swain for short,
and to correspond with the orthography of
its owner, who is a clever gentleman and
good editor, no matter what evil spells may
be put upon his name. This Swain is pro-
bably the direct heir of the one spoken of
by the poet, if not the same. He dwells
" remote from cities," though whether " un-
taxed by all the cares of gain," we cannot
say. He hopes,' however, that the proposed
railroad to connect Columbia with the Hous-
ton, Harrisburg and Galveston roads will
soon bring him nearer our leading Texas
cities. The timber is all cut down", and the
grading mostly done upon the route; and
the iron and iron horse are expected with
the aid of the State, soon to take the track.
The Civilians commercial article in-
timates that the market is dull, though
" transfers " are said to have been made on
a basis of 9£@9§c for middling. Last ac-
counts would doubtless check operations.
Receipts of the week 3,545 bales, exports
4,436. Molasses is quoted at 25@30e, and
hides at 7@8c.
The Huntsville Item has the proceedings
of a Democratic meeting at Madisonville,
Madison County, of which G. D. Bigler was
Chairman, and T. G. Nixon, Secretary, i>nd
passed resolutions of unwavering fidelity to
the principles of the party, expressive of
sentiments of suspicion of the attempts
made to alienate the South *>-om Mr. Bu-
chanan, but at the same time a determina-
tion to observe him closely aud judge him
by his acts, denouncing Gov. Walker, of
Kansas ; endorsing the election of Hemp-
hill and Henderson to the U. S. Senate; in-
structing their Delegates to the State Con-
vention to vote for P. W. Gray for the Su-
preme Bench, and expressing a preference
for Cyrus H. Randolph for the State Treas-
The editor of the Item in arresting that
supposed joke of the€rockett Printer, about
the upper front teeth of the cows, exhibits
a knowledge of the bovine creation we had
not expected to see in him. If now the
thing had been mentioned by some other
editors we wot of, the observation would
have been that it is natural that they should
best know the characteristics of their oaa
The Waco Southerner says that Rev. Jas.
C. Wilson and Bishop Kavanaugh delivered
anniversary lectures at the Methodist
Church there, di-ring the Conference. A
collection was taken up amounting to $1,500
in cash and 620 acres of land.
The Southerner learns that $5,000 was
subscribed by the preachers at the Confer-
ence towards the purchase of a steam press
for the Galveston Christian Advocate.
ALL SORTS OF ITEMS.
Whether or not it is owing to the hard
times we cannot tell, but certain it is that
suits for breaches of promise are becoming
very prevalent of late. Sometimes the fair
ones make it pay, and sometimes they don't,
as the following, which we clip from pi ex
change, will go to show:
Miss Hester A. Burgess sued N. F. Wood,
in Kanawha county, Va., last week, for
damages for breach of promise. It was
proved in evidence, says the Valley Star,
that -the young lady was a flirt, and the
jury accordingly awarded her one cent
So it seems a flirt's heart is only valued
at one cent by the courts in Virginia.
They must have " a Daniel come to judg
ment" there, to quote the language of the
immortal Shakspeare. We think one cent
is too large a valuation for a flirt's heart—
priceless as is the value of a true woman's.
It is said that a worthy minister in Indi-
ana, who had become somewhat mixed up
in land speculations, recently announced to
his congregation that his text would be
found in " St. Paul's Epistle to the Corin-
thians, section four, rangethree, West!"
The following is on a tombstone in Ire-
" Here lies the body of John Mound,
Lost at sea and never found "
The Kentucky editors intend holding pi
editorial convention at Frankfort on the
8th of next month.
A Western poet gets off the following on
the squirrel, remarking that the last line
may be a little too long, but that is not
"The squirrel Am a very nice bird,
And has a bushy tale,
He sometimes sits Opon a lim.
And sometimes on a rale,
And getbera nuts in The Summer So
that his Winter stock wont fail."
The New York Mirror in a well written
but somewhat violent article on "the cr -ues
New York"—uses the following paragraph :
•Thus, we think, there has been a gen-
eral demoralization in the publ;c m;nd;
we hardly know what was right or what
was wrong; we have supposed that the ends
justify the means, and that everything is
fair which is crowned with success. It is
this principle vulgarized and hrutalized to
the last degree, which is now acting its
bloody dramas daily in the streets and
Near the station were several Irish drays
men, and thinking to quiz them, he shoutfd
to oue: "Has the railroad got in?"
"One ind has, sir," was the prompt re-
The following poem was written by
Robert Southwell, who was born in England
in 1560 and executed at Tyburn in 1595.
In compact thought, and felicity of expres-
sion it is unequalled. It is a mosaic of
maxims, and could almost be cut into lines,
each one of which would be a fine apothegm.
The line we have italicised is of r^re ryth-
TIMES GO BY TURNS.
The lopped tree in time may grow again;
Most naked plants renew both fruit and
The sorriest wight may find release from
The driest soil suck in some moistening
Time goes by turns, and chances ch ange by
From foul to fair, from better hap to worse.
The sea of Fortune doth not overflow;
She draws her favors to the lowes' ebb;
Her tides have equal times to come and go
Her loom doth weave the fine and courses!
No joy so great but runneth to an end,
No hap so hard but may in time amend. *
Not always fall of leaf, nor ever spring.
Not endless night, nor yet eternal day;
The taddest birth a teaton find to ting;
The roughest storm a calm may snon
Thus, with succeeding terms, God tempeireth
That man may hope to rise, yet fear to fall.
A chance may win that by mischance was
That net that holds no great takes little
In some things all, in all things none are
Few all they need, but none have all they
Unmingled joys here to no man befall;
Who least, hath some; who most, hath
DR. MASSIE NOT A CANDIDATE
We received the following letter from our
friend, Dr. (now we are glad to say profes-
sor) J. Cam Massie, of this county, and
while ^re regret to lose him for a part of the
year from our county, we are pleased to re-
cord the honor done him. The Medical
College to one of the chairs of which he is
called, is destined to rank high among the
institutions of our country. The political
views of Dr. Massie will be warmly second-
ed by most of our readers.
Oakland, Dec. 26th, 1857.
Mr. E. H. Cushinq,—Mr Diar Sir:—
In your issue of to-day you are pleased to
mention my name in connection with others,
as probable candidates for the Senate.—
When I last saw you, I fully contemplated
submitting my name to the voters of
Harris county as a candidate for the Sen-
ate to fill the vacancy occasioned by the
death ofEx-Gov. Runnels. I intended doing
so, not to gratify any political aspirations
of my own, but to accord a proper respect
to those friends both personally and politi-
cally who had solicited me to run, and to
whose kind partialities I feel indeed greatly
indebted. Since that time I have been tend-
ered the chair of " Theory andPractice "in
file " Southern States Medical University
of South Carolina, and having accepted the
same, it will necessarily occupy my time
during the winter, and precludes me from
the possibility of participating in the hon-
ors of a canvass.
Like yourself I feel deeply solicitous for
the success of my party and regret to see
such want of unanimity—there is no securi-
ty for the success of any party—where there
is not harmony, unity of action and a strict
organization. It is a good maxim with me
and I believe it would be a good precedent
for the party to advocate democratic usages
at all times and more especial'y when vio-
lently opposed by the opposition. They at-
tempted to create odium and array preju-
dice against the county convention in our
last canvass ; the same will be done again,
but with it we were successful, and I shall
ever contend that no man is a good demo-
crat-who refuses to have organization, or to
submit his claims to a fair representation
in convention, to members of his own party.
Hopeing a convention will be called and
sincerely wishing success to the Democrat-
mnominee who ever he may be.
I am truly yours,
J. Cam Massie.
THE BILL STICKER.
The actual personality of the bill-sticker
has always been a matter of more or less
speculation, especially among the younger
branches of families. What manner of man
is he? Has anybody ever been introduced
to one ? Does anybody know one ? The
mysterious agency through ..which, night
after night, whole broadsides of brick and
wooden walls from one end of the city, to
the other are plastered and replastered
with outspread advertisements, excites no
common curiosity and induces lively the-
ories as to its flesh and blood e^istenee.—
Is it mortal or myth that accomplishes it ?
There are traditions among the "oldest in-
habitants" of mild and inoffensive-looking
men having been met in broad daylight, in
gummy overalls and jackets, a roll of print-
ed Bheets slung at their sides, a pail of un-
wholesome looking 8tuff in one hand and
a stubbed ladder in the other—and such
have been thought to correspond with the
generally conceived idea of a bill-sticker.
But were they genuine representatives of
this obscure profession, or only noonday
libels upon it? In short, were they the
real article, or only—paste ?
Has it ever occurred to one that many a
fashionable male lounger about town, to
whom business hours have seemed of very
little account, and whose means of support
! have long been the subject of very equivo-
cal conjecture, may after all have been only
enjoying his needful term of rest and re-
creation at such unusual times, and that
when night came' on and the streets were
veiled in darkness, he would shed the broad-
cloth and airs of the exquisie, relapse into
overhauls and gluten, and with active hand
and artistic skill, ply the paste brush and
repaper the bill sticking area ? Very pos-
sibly this large class of young men, through
the shrouded mystery of their occupation,
may have thus been most wrongfully calum-
niated; and whilst, reasoning from analogy,
we have presumed their midnight hours
to have been spent in the haunts of dissi-
pation and vice, in reality they have been
pursuing their ghostly but still reputable
vocation, and, with commendable industry,
earning a respectable livelihood.' What a
hero would one of these make for a modern
novel or a domestic drama. How the latter
could be worked up by a Bourcicaultian
Act first: Incidental meeting of our
"gay Lothario" with daughter of a first
family—love at first sight—affection recip-
rocated—mutual vows, "nothing shall part
us''—tableau—stage embrace. Act second:
Secret discovered—our hero followed in his
midnight rounds by disigning rival—latter
confronts him in the act of sticking a the-
atre bill, (fine opportunity here for local
scenery, say, view ofi Odeon avenue, with
posters)—war of words, " impostor, vil-
lain," situation—drop falls. Act third:
Rival betrays seeret to stern "parient,"
(good old man part)—he boils over with
indignatiSn— appearance of hero—plain,
unvarnished tale," platitudes, "honest in-
dustry," "sweat of one's brow"—mollified
condition of "parient," "well, well, there's
my blessing"—tableau, blue fire, and cur-
tain falls to slow musie. A piece with such
thrilling points and unexceptionable moral
would resusc'tate the fortunes of any theatre
let them be as precarious even as those of
our own "loftier academy."—tins/on Ev.
" THE GOOD DIE FIRST."
December's moon her mystic watch is keep-
And silvery calms o'er shore and plain
The blue-eyed flowers in nameless graves
And low winds whisper of " the blessed
He died in Autumn—died when earth is
g y« t, ^
In lavish garlandry of painted leaves.
When soft repose in calm, pure beauty
Her charmed hand upon the tinted eves.
Died in the pride of manhoods truest
glory, '" -,f
Beyond the portal of a well-spent youth;
Died in the summer time of life's brief
Crowned with immortal virtue, honor,
He was not great. His was a higher call-
Than summons great men to the world's
His peaceful soul knew not the vain in
A Great Bleumg to the Afflicted.
The number aad formidable character of die—«■
of the Liver have long challenged the attention of
medical men. Some of these diteuei, elaued on
der the general term of Consumption have been «ap
poaed incurable, and the unhappy patient allowed
to die, without medical acieoce to offer him a hope
of recovery. A remedy has been found which will
cura all complaint! of whatever character, arising
from derangement of the Liver. The Pills discover-
ed by Dr M'Lane, prepared solely by Fleming Bros
Pittsburgh, Pa, act directly on the Liver; and by
correcting its operation and purifying it from di-
sease, cuts off and extirpates the complaints which
have their origm in the disease of this, organ Be
medios hitherto proposed for liver complaints have
failed to operate upon the seat of the disease; but
Dr M'Lane's Pills make themselves felt upon the ac-
tion of the Liver aud by cleansing the fountain, dry
np the inpbre streams of disease which thence de
rive theOr existence.
TTJ> Purchasers will be careful to ask for Br
M'Lane'i Celebrated Vermifuge
manufactured by Fleming Bros
of Pits bury 9 All other Vermifuges in
comparison are worthless. Dr. M'Lane's genuine
Vermifuge, also his celebrated Liver Pills, can now
be had at all respectable drug stores. None
genuine without tbe signature of
Wood's Be storative .—Of all the restora-
tives for the hair that have been invented, Wood's
pre-eminently Claims the first place. It will certain
lv restore the natural color of the hair, if the diree
tion are followed for a srfficient length of time. Ii
also has prodi ced as ton ilng effects in bringing
Which yields no blessing at the close of I ^
life. | this in all cases, and we think his candor Is a good
recommendation ofths virtues which his restorative
But he was faithful, patient 'neath the bur-1: eadlly possesses If the roots of the hair arede<-
, i trojed, no human power can make them growagain;
aen« _ I but where there is any vitality leu in the root, the
Which is the price of our frail mask of I restorative will soon renew the hair in all its pristine
clay ■ I vigor. It has done this repeatedly where all other
Virtnr At W h«'s won (Iml's Ttriceless remedie'111(1 It i« therefore worth while in
victor at last, ne S won uou s priceless I aij cases to make the experiment. For clearing the
guerdon I head of dandruff, and thickaning and streui "
Within the golden gates of endless day. I the hair it has no rival. Deo 16,
So let us leave him. 'Mid Spring's emerald
' of the Bladder, Kidneys, Gravel Dropsy, Weaknes
ses &c., is a safe and pleasant remedy. Bead the
I advertisement in another column, headed "Helm
bold'sGennlne Preparation." Dec. ), *57, lm.
The blue-eyed flowerb will gem our earth
But we cannot define in human measures,
His risen life on Death's majestic plain.
Yesterday, we wandered by the Sea-side, my
We were so happy and were so gay—
The while, by my side like a beautiful fairy,
Tou charmed me to rapture with womanly
Yesterday, I loved you, my darling, Mary,
I poured out my soul, like song, in your
The while, 'mid your blushes, and kisses 'so
You made me so proud, as you whispered,
" My dear!"
Yesterday, I thought life was glorions, Mary,
Your eyes read my own, our lips met in |
We stroll'd, arm in arm, your step was so j
'The whole press of Philadelphia are out in fa-
vor of Hootland's German Bitters, as they are pre-
pared by Dr CM Jackson. Ve are glad to record
the success of this valuable remedy for dyspepsia,
as we believe it supplies a desideratum in the medi-
cal world long needed. The wretohid imitators
and counterfeiters have withdrawn their nostrums
from the market, and the public are spared from
[ tbe danger of swallowing poisonous mixtures in
lleuef tne real Bitters." See sdvertlsement.
Dec, 1, lm.
U_r There i>sickness enough ia this country in
all conscience, Yet it is a wonder that people do
not die yonnger than tt-ey do. 8elf government
onghtto be the first lesson we learn—but on the
contrary, it is self-indulgence—people live in
course of luxury and Indulgence as it they were not
responsible for their own lives. The
change of seasons are negleeted; their colds are ne-
glected; their blood ia neglected; the Diarrhoea is
neglected—young Female* are not care for aa the
are passing the delicate periods of their lives Lool
at.the.racks of constitutions—the mere apologies for
physieal humanity upon every side. Is there no re-
medy—invalid, will you listen t
"Rochester N. Y„ Sept. 18th 1854.
Dear Sir—From a Cough Diarrhoea, and General
Debility, I sunk into confirmed Consumption. Mr
decline was rapid—no medicine conld arrest it, un-
til I commenced with Dr Guysott's Extract of Y-1-
low Dock andSarsaparilia. It has restored me to
I, . ■ aww vuva auu uni oajraa i uo, at u«c ac suiou sue I
gave you my soul as you answered my I perfect health. Mrs maby youhglote."
Yesterday, I* lived in your smile, my own
The waves had their music, the land had |
My heart echoed each—ah! space could not |
My limitless love, as we wandered along!
i .; .v.' ' i.
Alas! yesternight, when 1 thought that my
Would be all my own-r-when I'd call her
An angel came down from the clouds, call-
A spirit who bore her from me and from
Ah! to-day 1 must weep by the grave of my
I must water cold earth with the flood of |
But I'll plant the same flowers that she
loved, erver Mary,
Mrs Younglove is but one of a thousand remarka
ble cures by this wonderful medicine. Call and get
a tall Pamphlet of W.H. KLIOT It CO., our Agents
BARNES f PABE, Proprietors,
304 Breadway. New York.
Sold in every Town. Dec. 1, lm.
And Til cliHg in old age to the one love of I tieniars of
Consumption Cured in
Coosumptive patient! be of good cheer,
bring you joyful tidings of good news.
Haddenfield, S. Y. April 8t h.
"I was attacked by a severe pain In the side, in
the region of the liver. I suffered intensely through
the whole winter. During all this time I was eon-
fined to my house, had a violent coujh, raised
much bloody matter; and was supposed to be in the
last stages of Consumption. The February follow-
ing, when apparently life was at a close. I procur d
a bottle of Park's Balsam ef Wild Cherry and T#*-
As soon as I commenced its use I began to grow
tetter. The soreness of my side grew less, the
cough gradually left me, the profuse expectoration
and spitting of blood ceased and my general health
becameby degrees restoied. I was soon enabled to'
resume my trade, that of a carpenter, which I have
continued without interruption. I will further re-
mark that this remarkable cure was effected by only
three bottles of the Balaam.
Truly vours, T. COZZEN8."
You can get our "Medical Amanac" with full par-
TRIBUTE OF RESPECT.
At a stated communication of Hoi'- nd
Lodge No. 1, held at the Masonic Hall on
A. D. 1857.
The Committee who were appointed to
draft resolutions on the demise of Bro. Hi-
ram O Rnnnels reported the following,
which were unanimously adopted :
We, the Committee, appointed to draft re-
solutions expressive of the sense of the mem-
bers of this Lodge upon the recent affect ion
it has pleased the Almighty of the Universe
to inflict upon the family of our deceased
brother Hiram Q Runnels, and upon the Ma-
sonic Fraternity generally throughout the
world, beg leave to report the following re-
Resolved, That while we are warned, by
this bereavement, that "in the midst of life
we are in death," and while we yield, with-
out a murmur, to the wisdom and chastening
hand of God, in the death of our beloved
brother, we bear a willing testimony to his
courtesy ,J.he warm affections of his heart,as
neighbor and friend, and to his devotion
to the sacred tenents of our order, as well as
to the institutions of his country.
Resolved. That in the death of our friend
and brother, we have lost one whose Maso-
nic and upright deportment, rendered him
a usefnl citizen, and an ornament to society,
whose uniform adherence to the interest of
his country, and whose unceasing devotion
to the cause of virtue and morality had
given him distinguished stations in the coun-
cils of our nation.
Resolved, That we tender to his family
and relations, ourv heartfelt sympathy in
their irreparable loss.
Resolved, That in testimony of our re-
spect, and esteem for the memory of our de-
parted friend and brother, we will wear the
usual badge of mourning for thirty days.
Resolved, That a copy of the foregoing
preamble and resolutions be delivered to the
wife of the deceased.
Resolved, That the Secretary be instruct-
ed to furnish the editors of the Houston Tel-
egraph and Houston Republic nith a copy
of the above for publication.
Attest Geo. H. Brlsohohs'i, Secretary.
E F GRAY,
JNO L DUVAL, Committee.
W. H ELIOT fc CO., our agents at Houston
All genuine must bear the address of
BABNEB * PARK,
304 B; oi Iway, Hew York.
Bold in every village, city, town, parish and ham
I le throughout the country Dec. 1 lm
ng man, a situation
legman. Advertiser has
WANTED by a
11 Book-keeper/ Clerk, or
a general knowledge of bastnesH and can be highly
commanded. Apply to J. P. B. at Telegraph office.
Houston dec 30 It*
Houston lodge, ho
50 1- O. O. F., will meet at
he Odd Fellow's Halloo Monday eve*
IBOBT. Jikmon S.G, B. Beans V G.
A* Kbkch .Sec L. Tarr, Treas.
Dec 30, *57 ly.
Tremont Street, Galveston Texas,
THE above House has been tbo*
roughly overhauled and renovaton
during the past summer. All neces-
sary repairs have been effected. Hie
premises have been painted through-
out and fitted with new and fashionable furniture. In
short no expense has been spared in providing for the
comfort of its guests.
doc ?0, '57 lyw.
B. McDONNELL, Proprietor.
Maeonic Notice. ,.
rpUK undersigned begs respe&fully to acquaint the
A Brethren, that the Reprint of the Proceedings of th*
Grand Lodge of Texa .of AP and A M, from 1837 to 185?
inclusive, will be ready for distribution to subscribers an<:
others, at the Grand Annual Communication; to be hefcl
at Waco, dfc the Third Monday. January next. Also can
be had on application at the office of Powell k Ruthven,
Galveston, or of K H Gushing Houston^
Dec-281m. a.s ButuvjcN, g. S.
M wsses will be
FW the city of H
cate of deposit rati
off P BacSofbr Bfty
(\T DAVID TAUfOH, whowwIM
^ years since, about twenty mflssl
and In oomneny with amac aaaseriB
Tehran to now abelt 17 yeaisofl
ss to his wbenahoats wate then
mother. In the dtr ofHoostnoTeja
Houston dec nth, 'ft, jl
%cres of land, Issuid by _
missieners for the Oeailw «f
9th day of December, IW,
which is transferred to TheflL
Certificate cannot be found la
FOB SALE ft
For 3 boxes mds marked &
2 " 1* Vj a.
The above will be sold to nil
soon. Nov. 7-trSw tf
A LIKELY negro
younger. For further
BUFFALO BAYOU F.
Aa adsUrafcls sues
South West from the cfty of 1
talning TIB —aa of lac *
timber, 18 acru asder
tial improvements, will be sell
exchanged for cl^ property, for
quire of -
Oct. 28. wtw Sm.
JL vFUv/ line of tfcel
gomery and intersected
Ten hundred acres has
land, and is sasceptibh
tion. Persons wishing
to sail on me before baying,
sag 88, tf.
Hotel For Sale or Rent.
premises, on which a good crap of oer
ing The house is oftws storeys, I
contains twelve hige aa
Also an adjoining eottagi
rooms. There are on the
hotel. Also there is a Urge cistern TssbUi i
The furniture new In the beaks will be i
to the purchaser orrenter of the
one of the beet steads ia the
road from EousSento Hontsvll.
i. The Stage slaps over night at 1
Persons desirous ef
apply to, or addrsasjfcl f
(Chartered by the Legislature or the Stafe >
rpIIE REGULAR course comprise -----
A KngHah languages. Xhe nitbi
Calculus, Descriptive Geometry, Mechantcaa
iy, the ^l^pfesofghWBJgry and Natural 1
The Commercial count includes ■wJfeife Fmtn
Rhetoric, Jfilocutlon, History and riit. Algebra,
Geometry, Survning aad Ovfl Ingiiieeri^BostSs^
Botany and Chemistry, ■ , ,
Bed sad Bedding. Ml
Physician'* tees— * (
Music t Drawing "
An extra charee^f IS dollars will be 1
study Spanish, Geraisn, IteUsn or VTeach.
l per month for such ss remain Aitat vs
dec. M.to. JAMES AWIJltt.
W. C. BBOlSWtLL,
W, C. BK9ADWELL 4
AND DEALERS IN
Groceries, Pre vistas, Ucmts,***
, • DBAXA JM
Books, Stationery, _
eal lnstruieatg, ete., etc.
These Pianos are all with Iron tnmm. sad new Im-
proved action, which for ease of execution, adaptation U
every variety of climate -Ttrnnrrseiini anil He is eila
dng the best tone. Is decidedly tbe beet tbs wortdhn
ever produced. Also a v«y lane easestmeatof
SHEET MUSIC AND INSTRUMENT AT
JW Orders will be fclthftily attended to.
or books sent by MslL
T. E. THOMPSON,
DKALKR 01 7
Also, 323 acres of Timbered 'and, eight yoke of good work
oxen, two sets of Timber kneels, Wagons, 6c. The en-
gine, Boiler and all the machinery equal to new and ad-
mirably adapted for the purpose, any of which if desired
by the purrh *ser, I win put up elsewhere and warrant
its peitormance. Being anxious to close up my business
I will dispose of t* e property either in whole or part, at-
a bargain. For fur the. particulars, address
dec 2$, lm. S. D. HEWS, Houston Tex#.
Au election will be held ou Monday, the 4th of Janua-
ry. 1858, for the foMowing Qtv Officers, to-wit:
Mayor, Mars rial, lUcordei, Secretary and Treasure^
Wharfmaster, City Sexton ami Two Aide, ^aen for each
Ward. _ „
The election in the first Ward will be held at Hogan's,
Wm. Burnett Predding Officer.
Waru No. 3 w U be held at the Fannin House—George
Morgan Pr* si<lh*g Officer.
Waru N«-. 3 at the Comibouse—William Anders Presi-
Ward No. 4 at the Old Capitol-K. Simler P.esidtn* Of-
ficer. C. JENN1S.
Houston, Dec. 26,1857. tde
In Gonzales, on Thursday, the 17th inst.,
by the Rev. L. H. Jones, Mr. A. D. Harris,
Sheriff of Gonzales, to Miss Medora Col-
lins, all of Gonzales county.
At the residence of the bride's father, in
Hays county, on Tuesday, the 24th ult.,Mr.
Isaac C. Wootten, of Gonzales comity, to
Miss Mollie Moon, of San Marcos.'
In San Antonia, at the residence of Thos.
Johnson, on the 13th inst., by the Bev. R.
E. Hunting, Sergeant Henry Semlinger,
Co. C. 2d Cavalry, of Fort Clark, to Miss
Winfried Bolton, of San Antonia.
AZiCOBOI. AS A MEDICINE.
PHYSICIANS OF THE V. STATES.
SCHEIDAM AROMATIC SCHNAPPS,
A Medical Diet Drink, of eminently salutary qualities,
[ manufactured by himself exclusively, at his factory at
| Schiedam, in Holland.
It b made from the best Barley that can be selected in
I Europe, with the essence of an aromatic Italian berry of
acknowledged and extraordinary medicinal properties
It has long since acquired a higher reputation, both in
| Europe and America, than^ny other diuretic beverage.
In Gravel, Gout, and Rheumatism, in Obstructions of
] the Bladder and Kidneys, aud in general DeUbity, its ef-
fects are prompt, decided, and invariably reliable. And
it is notonlra remedy for these maladies,but, mall cases
In which they are produced by drinking bad water,which
Is almost universally the cause of them, it operates as a
I sure preventive.
The distressing effect upon the stomach, bowels aud
I bladder, of travelers,ornew residents, and all persons un-
accustomed to them, produced by the waters of nearly
J all our great inland rivers, like the Ohio, Mississippi, and
In Bastrop on the 14th inst., Mr. C. C. | Alabama, from the large quantity of decayed vegetable
CUM?E TOI 1*>..
ANi) ONB CAKR1AOK,
Just rficdvi laml lor sale on consignment, low liw cauli
cotton or on short time by
dec. 14, tf.
Main street, Houston.
AN Kki tlon will ! ■ held at Cypress elly, on the llrst
Mon*lav in January 1D5S, for one Juki lee ol the I'eaee
aixl one Constable. Chat. II. Baker, presl.lli^otBeer. Al-
so In the city *>t Houston, onthetlrst .Moiulayln January
1S5S, for oneCoiistahle In l«at No. lW II. Beeves, presl-
ifouslon.lei 11: 1-Wt.te. Chief Justice.
A A/ V j \ DKKK SKI Srf wanted immediately, for
which the I,est price will be giT n by
Oct iltf L.0.UEAWJB,
Blackwood's Magazine, and the
L SOOTT &OO.t New York, continue to publish the fol-
lowingJeadins British Periodicals, vii:
1. THELONDON QUARTERLY (Conservative.)
2. THE EDINBURGH REVIEW (Whijr).
3. THE NORTH BRITISH REVIEW (Free Church)
4. THE WESTM1N1STER REVIEW fLiberal\
5. BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE (Tory)
These I'eruxlicals ably represent the three great politi-
cal part ies ofilreat Britrian—Whig, Tory, and Radical—
but politic.-, tonus only oue feature of their character.—
As Organs of f lie most profound writers on Science, Lit-
erature, Morality, and Religion, they stand, as they ever
have stood, unrivalled in tho world of letters, being con-
sidered indispensable to the scholar and the professional
man, while Ut the intelligent, reader of every class they
innii.->li a more correct and *at iafactory record of the
currant literature of the day, throughout the world, than
can l e possihlv obtained from any other source.
For anvone of the tour Reviews - - - S3 00
For any two of tlie four Reviews ... 5 qq
For any tli ree of the four Reviews - 7 OU
For all four of the Reviews - 8 00
•For Blackwood's Magazine - ... 3 qq
For ttlaekwixid and three Reviews ... 9 qq
For BlackW'NHi and the four Reviews - - 10 00
Payments to 1m; made iti all cases in advance. Monev
current in the Slate where issued will be received at par.
When srtit. I y mall, tin? Postage to any part of the Uni-
ted States will l>e but Twenty-four Cents a year 'or
••Blackwood,*" and but fourteen Cents a year tor each of
N. B. The price in Great Britain of the Ave Period!-
calsaltove-tianied is $31 perannmn. «lec 23, lw
IMPORTANT CHANGE! f
Notice to Travelers in Texas!
ABB' it ML SCHEDULE,
To Anstm. San Antonio & Intermediate
Places, 24 to 36 Ho arm Saved.
Shinirnl. oivl (%r <tj st Uuutf In the. Braz** attd \
< 'tJnKulu YaUsys. Austin ntvl Wrxtrrn 7Vjrn& da
It. II. B.<V KAIL lit) AD ! !
From llarri-buru, connectini; with New Orleans and
Galveston, nod OaJveston, llamshu^and Houston U.S.
M:iil Steann-rs; and to Rieliluond, with Sta.ce* to Austin,
San Antonio, and toGouxalesaiidiub'ruK'diate joints!
Car* leaw Harrisburg e.-u Ii 'lay •i i Sun«lay) at 7
o'clock, and Richmond at 1 0VI01 k P. M.
" Passengers lor Austin, 4c.. Ie«v« Oaivestou on Mon-
day's Wednesday's or Friday's St.-aml oa! taking Cars at
llarilsburv: and Stages at Uieliutoti>! tlx-following da\>,
reaehitiK Austin or San Antonio in 2'* days davstoGal-
\ est otl.
Through tickets to Austin and interim Hat.- taints by
Railway, and F. P.Saw\ :k"sStage*, ni v U oM .inedat
llarrisl.ur>:, or ai On-fSta^e Orti. e in lloii-ion over Hous-
ton Branch ol above Ruilraad. JNO. A. W 11.LI A.MS.
dec 21, twAw tf 'o7 Sep t. B. B. B. A B. Railway
matter contained In them, in a state of solution, is well
known, as also that of the waters of limestone regions
in producing Gravel, Calculi, and Stone in the Bladder—
The Aeohatic Schnapps is an absolute corrective of these
injurious properties of bad water, and consequently pre-
vents the diseases which they occasion. It is also found
to be a cure and preventive of Fever and Ague, a com-
plaint caused by the conjoint effect of vegetable malaria
n the atmosphere, aud vegetable prutescences In the
waters of those districts in which it principally prevails.
The Aromatic Schiedam Schmapps is consequently in
great demand by persons traveling, or about to settle in
those parts of the country, especially as weil as by mauy
m every community where-it has become known, ou ac_
count of its various other remedial properties.
In all cases of* Dropsical tendency, it is generally the
only remedy required, when fdopted in the early stages
of the disease. In Dyspepsia maladies, when taken in
proi er quantities, as a diet drink, and especially at din
uer, it Is found, by uniform, experience, to be emineutly
etficacious in the most obstinate cases, when even the
best of the usual remedies have tailed to afford more than
temporary relief. In cases of Flatulency, it Is an imme-
diate and Invariable specific; and it may be administered
in diluted and proportionate quantities, even to young
infants, in all those paroxyms of griping pain in the sto-
mach and bowels to which they"are daily subject, ai
well as in the colic of grown persons.
Its Judicious adoption in connection with the princlpa
meals, or when a sense of exhaustion dictates its use.
never tails to relieve the debility attendant upon protract-
ed, chronic maladies, low temperament, and exhausted
vital energy, by whatever cause induced. These are
facts to which many of the most eminent medical men
both in Europe and the Unitod States, have borne testi-
mony. and which are corroborated by their highest writ-
Put tip in quart and pint bottles, in csm-s of one dozen
•ach wi li my luuie on tiie bottle, cork, and facsimile
of my signature on the laU-1 For sal** by all the respect
able Drussi^s and Grocer* in the United States.
ITDOLPIlO WOLFE, Sole Importer,
22 Beaver Street, New York.
CAUTION T< i THE PUBLIC
The word Sciiikpam Schnapps, belongs exclusively to
iv medicinal beverage, all others is eouuterlelt and im
position on the public. UDOLPHO HOLl*E.
IK c. 2. 3m. *57.
Cornei* of ]
/"tALLING Attention to the abore ctrd, I fee*
V inform my old frienii sad and the p«MU«M
I bare fitted op in extn ftjle aad at
expense a handaome (tare oa the praalMi i
copied br Meeen Borkaand Mlit, nea
Wm. M. Bice and tarniahed it with enrjM
fold and diver ware, jewel* a * *
•trie, qoantltr and qaalitj to
majr be made.
M stock consist! ia Mgt of tha ttlewlafe ;
Watches.—Splendid hear? QeU lever mtmim
case. Hunting caae. plain eaee, Ladlee plalh eS,
Hooting case, XaaneUed ewTaet with DaaS
Fine Kafflsb LeveniGhroaoneters; Kail Bead Maw
Keepers; 8ilver Watches of all kinds sha
sises adapted to keep titaaeftor people ia alt t
occupation! and positions In I7 ~
910 to S3B0.
Chans—Of every form, ihape, variety aad 4*
cription; for both ladles and jiiallUM
—OmmA and fah *KaUTj|
Shatelin; solid gold; more than fifty <
of the latest and riahet Arm liMlegi. "'-q
Mosaic Florentine, lfseals * palatal; 1
Agates, Carbancles, Peart, Bat, Blaei, Oera
Diamond, Jtmerald, Agate, the
Pins—Oenti, Plain Said
net. Jtaby, Goldstone. Mosaic,
Odd Fellows Mechanics'. Bail
Designs Car to numerous to specify.
Bar Bteee-Piain Gold, ~
and set with every ]
solid, chased aad set with
Buckles* solid ga
cions stones, lava, die.
Setta and Half Sett
Braceletts, Pins, Barrings s
est designs to be fOnad. 1 have them of
from tU to «S .
Gold Peas and Holders, Poaket
ens, Deak pens. Urge median
r Ladies aad Gentlemen. Aa ii
from the best lsannfsctory in the
Faaa.—Chiaeee, taaoy fttrijnw,
Box, Uaodal wood, Jet -inlaid vith Git
Spectacles,—for all eyes, tfss.
in all shapes, sifts andkindl of bows
steel aad tortoise sliell. Fine Feb
lass, Concave, doable Oomaava, Oonvax aad
lonvei. Piano Concave andpisjhe Ota
Thimbles.—Gold aad BUver.
Plate.—Solid Sliver Pitchers, Gob lota.
Teapots. Salvers, Frait and Oak* B>*ka .
lsdles,8ngar Tongs aad Sbovela^agar MawiajBnS ' '
Mngs, Candlesticks, Snuff en, Plates, *e. SUveq
in all tnstonoes warranted equal to oota.
Knives, Hat Crackers, Tooth j
liadifit & nimlleiw—*■
Knives. PoetetKnTyes. HaUsass" I
StiUetoes, all of Boger and Wolataahotaat
justly celebrated as tha Onset la the warU.
Jewelry Caskets, Perfume Bsttlls aad (heads
Baskets. Water color palate. Coral ITsiiHsii
Bracelets for children, aad a taliil ether i
For particulars see Show j
oket Com pat .
ivory and pearOeade, Cigar Oasae
Pocket Booke^PencUa, Msorlsg
Combs, and Braabee — '
Paper Folders; Cork .
Diamonds;Watch Keys dssgkfe
Ciocha-—rsnfcee Clocks of every Mad frsm sas
to tea dotlars;Beautiful Mantle desk's fbefneS
Marble Clocks; Swiss Begulators; Maieae Thaa
Keoers, and more others thaa wosld ha read abqat
If advertised. ■■
Time would fail to rni sserate athe goads I hav* •
uow for sale, and I must refer theae IMMjUfc
the establishment itself. I hava Si actioa sdaoth-
ing but what I have BOW aad tatead to kssp oaa.
stantly on hand.
In addition to the solid gold aad silver pMr,
jewelry, etc. mentioned, I have a large qaaaijty of
haodsome Plated goods which oaa oaty t dlstfa-
guished from thoee of eelid stake by the beetJad^e,
which I offer at astonishingly low prioes.
In connection sriththle eetabUslasBsat, I am pea-
pared with the beet of workmen to n"*WW
manufacture to order aad repair JeeW,
all gold and ailversmlthlng work tbat may
Remember the place—earner ■M" •
streets, next door to Wm- *• aios. ,
Houston Oct 8 'S3. *• *•
THK undersigned alU ogen an evetiin^ eAes^ 1^
school building In rrsr of the Lptaospsl Uan%,an1
•lay the Ttb oil '<^Iul^r' pn>™ed a si
of scholars sboaMaimjy.
Houston " "•
> 1 LV1
ALLEN At CO,
Dealers in iWarble,
< entn Str.et. Galvntton Ttzas,S( Street te
Kv. rv \ truly. !
lor ! itlr ai low iirit.
.. Bui!dim* Hnnyton Tezaa.
ki-pt« on>':intly on hand and
•^-tleriiiK an<l mrviiit; d'DfttO
Dec. 7 to apnl 2L
All kinds of Lumbar oa hand a ear yari.KU
am street, in rear W the Methodist Chan*
Lumber sawed to order aad delivered at Sheet aa
tice ID any part of the city.
Oct. I4tb. 3m. WILLIASKM ft I
I'D FIRE INSCBAHCK 00. r
VESTO.H Dec. " *
lis office for
< Capital Stock of this Company, not t
11 red Thousand Dollars.—Books wHl r
ty days On«-tlfth will hcraiulred to be
interest at Wn l«rr cent, per annum ftm
tin halaiicc in Note* in accordance
ter. By order of the Board,
dec23, td. J.ft.
UNION, MARINE AND
Galthtom Dec. u,
ON the fifteenth day of Jshuaey next
will be received at tills office for an
, not to
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