The Weekly Telegraph (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 24, No. 19, Ed. 1 Wednesday, July 28, 1858 Page: 2 of 4
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THE WEEKLY TELEGRAPH, WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 1858.
CUSHUfS, Editor. j
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Par Chief Juitice :
ROYAL T. WHEELER.
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Far Cemptreller ef Public Account*:
CLEMENT R. JOHNS,
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gjg- Candidates for office, desiring to be
announced in tie Telegraph will accompa-
ny their notice with the usual fee or it will
m no case receive attentiot.
FOB. THUS ASSOCIATE JtTD6B9HIP
X f We are anthortieJ to announce Hon. JAS. H-
ELLu of tbe First Judicial District, aa * candidate for
the otaceof Associate Justice ofUie Supreme Court, to
be madsvacant by the reeigatlon of Judge
J'Sa S3Ki*5roSSr'WRceVif Harris County so
Charles Shearn, who
>f Harris County so
•cara^wlll be sup-
weUandfcithfhllyibrthe taWtwp yeare, ibe su]
ported for re-election by MANY vUThlta,
Houston, July S, 18S8.
«- We ar«authorized to announce Capt. ^il. KD-
V?AitDSfor the^ office of Chiet Justice ot Harris eouu
lj*. Election ta Aucust
«- We are aothortsed to announce W. IVHAMBLtN
as a candidate for-the office 01 couifty Treasurer of tur-
ns county at the ensuing August election-
*J-We are authorized to announce tt.S. HARD-
r^rfLK. as a candidate for reflection to the omte or
Xtemr ami Collector f the county of Harris, at the en-
*uing August electtoh. *
Mr.. Kkkis The friends of MURPHY JONES. Esq.
are desirous of running himfijr Chief Justice of Harris
County. He vrilibe warmirsipported by the Democrats
.« tUi yortkm of the county. A DEMOCRAT
Sutlalo Bayou, May IS,
We are authorised to announce J°HNWOR#AN
aa a candidate for County Treasurer, at the ensiling
election in August. June 4*
w> arm authorixcd to announc^ASA JAK3I0N
as a candidate Iter County Treasurer of Hanjjs county at
the ensuing August ejection. _*
mS~ We are authorized to announce imhi/m •*-
VWJSN ascandldate for Sheriff of Harris county at the
ensuing August election.
aj- We are authorized to £*$££1
tbepresentDwtrict Clerk, (by appointment of Judge
Gray) aa a candidate for said of
at the ensuing Dls-
Sdf We are authorised
fur the office of District
_ JR. RIORDAN
asr--We are authorised to announce W. A. DALY for
vtv rt>ttok •—i respectfully submit my name to the
*a We are authorised to announce BTJRCHARJ)
m] ^rii,KRi^3^rw<w<*f* for the office Cleric of
We are authoriied to announce G. W.
a* a candidate for the office of Sheriff of Harris county
We are authorized to anwu^^ as
* liquidate for the office of Sheriff of Harris county at
theensutat election In August.
How do tou do Neighbor ?—By the last
western mail we are in receipt otefe San
Krancisco Herald, daily Sad weekly of the
18th of June, by the overland route. This
begins to make u3 realize that California is
oa the same continent with us, and we
reach our hand (figuratively) across the
country and give our 8an Francisco cotem-
porary a cordial shake. When the connec-
tions are properly made we shall receive
■San Francisco papers in 30 days by this
direction, and aa facilities increase eien
less, doubtless gaining from one to two d&ya
a year for some years to come.
WaaTHEB asd Hiaith.—The last week
has been about the hottest week we have
known in an eight years observation in
Texas. The thermomet^fbr the last eight
days has stood as follows at 8 o'clock P. M.
is the moraiu
with light northerly winds'
The nights are mostly cool
There is a good deal of sickness in the
town and neighboring country, though not
so much this week a%]ast. It is mostly bil-
ious fever, and tiiftigh generally yielding
with readiness to remedies, yet in some in-
stances terminating fatally. It prevails so
far as we eaft learn throughout.the whole
lower country and on the pllpSlians in-the
Brazos and Oyster Creek bottoms is quite
of a serious nature.
So case of yellow lever has yet appeared
in Texas that we can hear of. There has
been no ease in Houston. Should it appear
we shall not hesitate to give the public ear-
ly notice of the fact. TW^seaaon is now
wearing along so far thai we do not much
expect it, still it aty come, and^iB the event
it does, we certainly do no^, want to see
strangers or people from theaatotrr eipos
tag themselves to it.
39* There is hardly any one cause or
fever in the summer season, iq this latitude,
so prominent as that of miasma arising from
decaying vegetable matter, whether it be of
wood, or weeds, or what not. This miasma
poisons the air, renders it unfit to breathe,
and, when taken into the lodgs, deranges
their fractions to a greater or less extent.
Let a person sleep in a close room, whe f.
there to an odor of dee*ymg.wood or veget-
ation, and he rises in the morning unre-
freshed, with headache, and perhaps with
fever. The best remedy for this is, to re-
move the cause, and this should be done
before the season of moet rapid decomposi-
t ion arrives.- - After that, where such causes
of miasma are found, they should be neu-
tralised by a free use of disinfecting agents,
such as lime, copperas, chloride of lime, 4c.
The latter is the beet ef all. Take a jar of
it and place it under your house, and it
will last for several weeks, and completely
neutralise all deleterious exhalations from
beneath. The very odor of the rotten wood
is gone, and the air sweet- and free from
wery disagreeable smell. We recommend
to all persons to use disinfecting agents
freely about them. Neutralize the miasma
if you cannot prevent it, and thus save your
doctor's bills, and perhaps deferjyoor calls
for the services of the sexton.
The Last Hoop Aovsstcu.—A number
of young ladies were refreshing themselres
with a ramble through the grave, Aen one
of them came in contact with a flock of
-straggling geese. In a moment they were
streaming under her gigantic skirts, double
file, heads down, wingp flapping and tongues
hissing; the fair ene in the meantime in a
temporary paralysis of alarm, doing the
"nervous" with poetry of posture and deli-
cacy of. vociferation entertaining in the
extreme. The geese immediately commen-
ced kicking up a row when they found
themselves rather more more crowded than
they anticipated, at which stage of the pro-
ceedings, the lady, in attempting to over-
leap the difficulty, was earned over a fence
and put down in the midst of a cornfield,
whore the unwelcome idvaders of her cher-
ished crinoline relived her and themselves,
sud ran oif, leaving their rietim to the as-
sistance of her somewhrt frightened, con-
siderably astonished and extensively amus-
ed companions.—Richmond paper.
The Quitman. Herald mentions partial but
timely rains in Wood county.
The Herald b%ins its second volume with
good prospects, but that is the wajr^with
them all, thogh no paper deserves fa have
better than our Quitman cotemporary. We,
hope to see it live long and - wax Tat on rtie
favors ofjte patrons. . './•> -
QuitmuPmlebrated the Fourth handsome-
iy- \ " * * "
The San Augustine Texian says there
was some little complaint of too muchf
rain a week ago, but fair weather has
put an end to it and the Crops are exceed-
ingly fine. ' . V '-
The Palestine Advocate has received a
beet that weighed 32 pounds and was 3 ft
10 in. in circumference.
The Advocate says of the weather and
crops of Anderson couiity:
Our farmers are very busy at this time
saving fodder. We are informed that, aver-
age the county over, and we have no reason
to complain of the corn crop. We know of
some particular localities which are confi- r
dently expected to yield from 60 to 6-5 bush- |
els to the acre, which would te considered
fair croping in any country. The mast is
very abundant, and hogs will fatten with
very little corn. The potato crop was the
heaviest perhaps that ever was known in the
country. For the most part cotton is con-
sidered promising, and with an ordinary
season from this time on, a handsome yield
will crown the labors of our farmers. We
are now having some of tha.warmest weath-
er we have ever experienced in the State.
The thermometer keeps "bobbiftg around"
100° and but little breeze until late in the
evening, when the atmosphere begins to
cool off, and towards morning becomes very
The Crockett Printer says that there were
two cases of sun stroke in that town on last
Friday week. Both are recovering. Per-
sons cannot be too careful of exposing them-
selves to the hot sun.
;The Clarksville Messenger speaks of ap
pies of a fine flavor being brought to town.
They are raised in that vicinity.x
The Messenger says the corn crop in that
county is a mammoth one.
Mr. Collins, of Red River county, chal-
lenges the State to beat his Irish potato,
which is 13J inches in circumference one
way, and 15J the other. A good sized
potato. We haven't seen anything from
Harris tb£ year tomcat it, though last year
we had sweet potatoes bigger than forty of
it, all in a pile.
The Messenger is looking for one hundred
thousand ^jpigrantsto this State the coming
The Printer also notices the death of Mr.
U. S. Cummins of that place in appoplectic
The Printer has received a specimen of
merino wool from sheep which sheared on
an average 8 lbs. each. Tolerably heavy,
but the wool was unwashed.
The Dallas Herald, says that General Tar-
rant was lying seriously ill a few days feince
in Parker county, on his way to Fort Bel-
The Herald mentions a fine rain which
saved many of the later crops of corn and
revived the dying grass.
Experiments in raising barley in Dallas
county, have according to the Herald been
very successful, from 60 to 70 bushels per
acre being made.
The Waco Southerner says that as .Mr.
Wm. C. Kirk, of North Bosque in thatcoun-
ty was trying to break a young horse to the
saddle, last Sunday two weeks, he was
thrown and killed. Sunday take it how
you will, ianot the day for horse breaking.
The Sowt&rner learns from Capt. Nelson,
just down from the frontier, - that seven
bands of Comanches, numbering 800 or
1000 braves have combined to wage a war
of extermination upon the whites.
The Washington Register warns the peo-
ple of the unsafe condition of the Methodist
and Baptist cfikfehes in that town. It also
tries to infuse tome spirit of improvemeut
into the citizens. Work away upon them,
Neighbor. You will bring them out yet.
We learn from the Register that Hiram L.
youngest son of Mr. L. T. Baxter of that
place was drowned in the Brazos last Sat-
The Register has been laid under obliga-
tions to some ladies by the present of a flag.
- The Brenham Enquirer has an example
of t£e benefit of advertising. The horse
which the 'great collecting lawyer1 found
with Rebecca, has.been claimed by a person
ILeanwiiiVe'tiie'great collecting lawyer, who
The News says that 40 hands are engaged
on the Galveston and Houston road, and
that the whole distance to Houston will be
ready for the iM in 40 days. That now is
like something Twing done, and we may ex-
pect to be within three hours of the island
in the course ef the fall yst.
is really the best collector in the country
without doubt, stands ready to extract
money from the pockets of delinquent debt-
ors, or blooi from turnips, quicker than
Russia'salve Vftrac burns,'orMcLane's Ver-
mifuge kills snakes in the -'innards."
The Anderson Baptist is again favored
with melons and as injiuty bound receives
them with thanks.
The Richmond Reporter rejoices in the
receipt of a fine specimen of sorgho syrup.
He invites starving printers to come and
fe^t with him on bread and molasses.
The Reporter says that Mr. Thos. Smith
of Richmond has a small field of crimson
cotton, a new.and fine variefjrof beautiful
delicate crimson.color and very luxnrient.
"^Or" r '
The Reporter mentions considerable sick-
ness and. several death* among the black
population. Private accounts from Rich-
mond are of considerable mortality there,
which is' not confined to the blacks.
The Jefferson Herald sajjri that the 1st
and 2d mates of the steamer Bloomer, ar-
rested on charge of murder, have been ad-
mitted to bail respectively, in the sum of
$2,000 and $7,600. ^!%he latter went to jail
in default of securities.. J-J'/*
The Herald has an account of a long race
for liberty, by 4 person in jail in that county.
Bfe got away at dinner time, and though
pursued by dogs and men on horse-back all
the afternoon—swimming: creeks and ma-
king his way through 'onder-brush, he
managed to elude his pursuers till the next
morning, traveling in the time-not less
than fifty miles.
The Herald draws a comparison between
railroad enterprises here and there, not at
all favorable to the huge speculations of the
east. ■... -. jji .
The Crockett Argus says that a youth,
named John Haddox, was committed to jail
in that oounty last Thursday, on charge of
The Argus speaks of very warm weather)
but says that the prospects for a heavy crop
of cotton were never better. The corn crop
is ample, though it has been cut short in
places by drought.
The Argus appears displeased with the
course pursued by us in the Buckley-Kel-
lum controversy. Well, it satisfies ns, and
the more we reflect on it, the better we are
satisfied; and since that is the case, it mat-
ters little what others may think or say.
We have no taste for the kind of controversy
tint is now going on. Those who have, are
welcome to take our hand in it. Give us
principles to establish or political heresy, or
false.doctrine to put down, and you can
always count on us.
in either personal detraction-Or discussion.
The Argus says that the Telegraph, "with
feigned reluctance, but with evident secret
satisfaction, admiu, abe-by-one,' the truth
of the charges which-Judge Buckley's per-
sonal and political enemies have heaped
upon him." The Argus certainly did not
read our article closely, or if it did, it has
seen fit to misrepresent ns.by far more than
we could misrepresent an enemy. Its ob-
ject in th|is is not apparent.
The Item mention* au abundance of
peaches about HuntsviH«.
Ci'pt. T. Turner brought us a stalk of cot-
ton,'the other day, measuring over eight
feet. This, on pins land, is doing very
well. There is roomfor—howmuch cotton,
Mr. Telegraph f—Item.
The Gilmer Democrat ssys that a Coro-
ner's inquest has been held over the body
of the man found hung in Black Cypress
Swamp. The editor is not at liberty to dis-
close the verdict.
A correspondent of the Democrat gives a
good account of the progress of the county
about the Fork of the Cypress. It is com-
ing out rapidly, and proving itself a very
The Carthage Recorder learns that the
cotton and corn nbout Murval are very
promising. The country is healthy.
The Marshall Flag has received a cluster
of apples from a gentleman near Harrison,
consisting of twenty on one twig, about
eighteen inches long.
The Flag speaks very highly of Judge
eulogy on Gen. Henderson, de-
15th. It was a noble
livergdThere on the
The Austin Intelligencer says that 69
counties, already reported to the State De-
partment, show a total population of
228,538. and that the whole population of
the State is less than 400,00U. We do not
think so. The counties of Bexar, Harris,
Galveston, Travis, Rusk and Cherokee, are
not reported yet. They contain about
The Intelligencer learns, positively, that
the Texas regiment will not be called into
service, owing to the feet that there was
no appropriation to pay for it.
The State Gazette says that $100,000 will
grade and tie the railroad from Brenham to
Austin, and have it ready for the iron by
the next Legislature. Half this sum can
he raised in Travis county. If some of the
WSftlthv property-holders of Travis would
come down here and spend a few weeks, we
venture nothing in saying that on their re-
turn, the whole $100^000 could be raised in
that county, if necessary. We hope to see
the enterprise pushed%long.
A correspondent of the Gazette from
Fort Mason mentions the great abundance
of runaway negroes there, and thinks they
are helped off by free-soilers.
The Seguin Journal say3 that upwards of
forty were converted at the Mill Creek Meet-
ing in that county. Bitter animosities that
have long characterized that neighborhood
have given place to the golden rule.
Rev. J. W. Philips has become president
of the Seguin College and the Journal re-
joices that a man of his reputation has
become identified with the institution. Mr.
Phillips is not the first man we should have
chosen for President of a college, though
he no doubt will be useful there as else-
where. We trust his success there may
equal that which his pulpit labors have ac-
The Bastrop Advertiser mentions the in-
troduotion of 800 sheep into that county
from Mexico. Sheep raising is about
the most profitable business now up in
The Advertiser says that the crop pros-
pects in that county are good enough.
The same paper mentions a difficulty be-
tween Mr. John C. F. Hill and Mr. Frank
Shepherd, on Walnut Creek, twelve miles
west of Bastrop. Shepherd was dangerous
- iiin tea. ~1X
was a quarrel about stock.
The Advertiser counted twenty-one wag-
ons passing through that town in one day,
after lumber for San Antonio.
We have had, during the past week, very
warm weather and no rain; some five deaths
in the city, but no epidemic; one of which
was a soldier who was tun tiruck, while on
guard, as we are informed. He was very
near dying, but is now fast recovering.—
San Antonio Texan.
Is the soldier dead or not *
The Texan mentions the erection of many
large and elegant buildings now going on in
MONDAY, JILY2(5, 1858.
The shelling of Main street has now
reached Masonic Hall..
' Somodole1, no doubt. J
t&~ There were 25 deaths from yellow
fever in New Orleans for the week ending
W&T We begun on Friday the 21st volume
ofour Tri-Weekly, with satisfaction in re-
viewing the past year, and good prospects
for the future.
as. We have had the pleasure of a visit
from Col. C G. Forshey, of the Texas Mon-
ument and Military Institute. He is about
traveling over the Eastern portion of the
State, on a tour of geologicalobservation.
All newspapers in the State pub-
lishing the advertisement of F. A. Rice's
Furniture establishment in this city, are
desired to place them in the name of Wm.
M. Rice & Co. . *
Our- candidates, each on his own
merits^ are patting whip and spur to each
other as they are approaching the judges'
stand. • The race is nearly up, and some
must prepare to bear up against victory and
other*, defeat. Prosperity ruins twice as
many men as adversity in this world, al-
though adversity, in elections at least, has
twice as many to try its hand on.
The address of Mr. Powers, e ore
the parents and scholars at the close of the
examination of Mr. Bolingers school is
most highly spoken of. We regret that we
were unable to stay and hear it all. The
subject of mathematics as the foundation of
knowledge opens up a wide field of thought.
The school will, we understand, re-open in
September. It will always be well patron-
ized. Its character for advancing pupils in
good scholarship is unsurpassed.1
We respectfuly request our cotem-
poranes to stop the circulation of the fol-
lowing. Dr. Lardner, we do not think,
ever daid it. If he did, it is but another
But we will not engage4 "proof that science often makes fools of its
votaries. The stars supply almost aa much
heat as the sun, indeed! How then is it
that ice is ever found on the face of. th^
It i« a startling fact, that if the earth were
dependent alone on the sun for heat, it
would not get enough to make the existence
of animal and vegetable life possible upon
its surface. It results from the researches
of Pouillet, that the stars furnish beat
enough in the course o^ a year to melt a
crust of ice eighty-five feet rfiick, almost as
much as is supplied by the |M.
This may appear strange wnen we con-
sider how immeasurably small must be thu
amount of heat received from any one of
these distant bodies. But the surprise van-
ishes, when we remember that the whole
firmament is so thickly sowm with stars,that
in some places thousands are crowded to-
gether within a space of no greater than
that occupied by,the full moon,—Lardner.
THE O. H. .j- rr. ROAD.
We learn that a large corps of workmen
have gone actively to work on the unfinished
section of this road to Houston, and are
pushing it forward with great activity. This
is, now, something actual and tangible and
gives us promise of an early connection with
the island by rail.
Our position as to this road may have
been misunderstood. We have been set
down as hostile to it, through a mistaken
construction of remarks we have made.
That we have received reports of its pros-
pects from time to time, with a grain of al-
lowance is not to be denied. That we have
given our views regarding tho manner in
which it has been built, as well as regarding
its business prospects, openly and freely is
equally certain. These views do not cor-
respond with the calculations of its project-
ors. Still that we are opposed to the laying
down of actual rails any where in Texas is
not for a moment to be granted.
As to this matter we say, and have always
said, give us all the railroads possible. Let
them lead everywhere. Let all the avenues
to market be opened to the country that can
be. Every dollar thus used is of advantage
to the State, and for one we shall rejoice
when communication is opened to the island
by this railroad.
We do not anticipate that the road
will do as profitable a business as others
with which we are connected. Its freights
will be comparatively light. But its pas-
senger traffic will be very large. Nearly
every traveller who comes into or goes out
of the State by way of the gulf will pass
over this road. In a few months the B. B.,
B. & C. road will be opened to Eagle Lake
when it will command the travel of the
whole west, and pour it all into this avenue.
The Central road already does a heavy pas-
senger traffic, all of which will stick to the
rail as long as it can. As it extends further
to the north the travel will still increase
and swell the profits of this trunk enterprise.
It will prove of advantage to travellers in
saving them fully five hours of travel and
advancing them sixteen hours on their jour-
ney. If proper connections are made, per-
sons leaving New Orleans at 8 o'clock in the
morning will land in Houston by 12 next
day, and may go on eighty miles further by
the time they leave here now. We would
not if we could throw a straw in the way of
an enterprise like this.
We believe however, that heavy freights,
as they do everywhere else, will seek navi-
gation, and that our steamboat trade will be
kept as busy as ever. It will be hard for a
railroad to compete with that, particularly
as this will doubtless continue to be the
place where planters will sell their cotton.
The advantages offered here for trade are
unequalled elsewhere in the State. There
is no do£bt, but all things considered, the
planter gets a better return for his produce
in Main street than at any other point ac-
cessible to him, and such will continue to
be the fact while, as now, capital and indus-
try are engaged here. But were this not
the case, were it even the fact that the
opening of this road would prove the ruin of
this city, still should we be in favor of it.
On this point we should Bay the good of the
country is always paramount to the prosper-
ity of any particular town, and whether the
town grows or not the country must be pro-
vided for. This is the true doctrine, and
one in public improvements we are always
We shall hail the opening of every new
railroad in Texas, lead where or whence it
will as the addition of a powerful lever at
at the wheel of public progress, and as such
shall give it our warm support.
We have collected, duridg the past week,
the following statistics of counties, from
various newspapers of the state :
Total population 2,761
Population of Rio Grande City
Population of Roma
Acres in corn 1,817
Acres in beans 52-1,869
Total taxable property $612,320
Number of white inhabitants 4,348
Number of slaves 155
Number of qualified electors 679
Number of acres land in cultivation...9,542
Total white popnlation 3,449
Total slaves 3.315
Total population 6,764
Total children over 6 and under 18... 1,054
Total children under six 702
Total number of children 1,756
Total voters 875
Acres in corn 13,960
Acres in wheat 85
Acres in cotton 14,024
Acres, miscellaneous 1,854
Total acres in cultivation 29,923
Number of white males between 18
and 45 years of age
Number of white males under 18 y'rs
Number of white males over 45 years
Number of females over 18 years
Number cf children betwen 6 and 18
Number of children under 6 years 672
Numberof slaves....... 1,504
Total number of wfcites and blacks... 5,354
Number of qualified electors 635
Acres in corn 15.660
Acres in wheat 1,240
Acres in cotton 10,4&2
Acres in sugar 78
Total number of acres in cultivation 28,451
White males over 18 and under 45
White males under 18
White males over 45
White females over 18
White children over 6 and under 18...
White children ander 6 414
Qualified electors 356
Acres in corn 5,364
Acres in wheat 21
Acres in cotton 2,555
Acres in sugar 20
Population in the county 8,642
Population in LaGrange 815
From farms adjacent, owned by citizens
within the corporation.
Acres in corn 1,162
Acres in wheat 66
Acres in cotton 1,051
The total population of Houston county
is 6,373, of which 924 are males bet ween 18
and 4-1), and 1,134 under IS years old. Then
there is 280 white females over 45, and 842
over 18 years; of children over 6 and under
18, we have 1,326; under six 1,128. The
Printer says: The Assessor only counts 1,991
slaves. Our county has only one idiot and
two blind persons; only four childred goto
school out of the State. Our actual poll is
903 votes. The total number of acres of
land in cultivation is 30.449.J ; of which
13,243 acres are in corn. 555 in wheat, 10,-
208 in cotton. 33j in and 3443 in
The first bale of new ooiton has
been carried to market, for the past three
years, by our friend Capt. Menard, of the1 :
Galveston and Houston trade. In 1856 it
went down on July 7, in '57, August 11, and
in '58, July 22. Th:s last bale was forward-
ed by the Mexico on the 25th to New Or-
leans, and will leave there by steam, and
reach New York by the 3d or 4th of August,
thence to Liverpool by the 15th. or in three
weeks from the plantation.
The editor of the Belton Indepisndent
gives a very glowing account of the Hen p-
stead celebration. He was quite as much
plc&cod with it. we were.
Bell county, the Independent says, is get-
ting to be quite a place for the manufactory
of molasses. The experiments with the
Sorgho are succeeding admirably this year.
The Independent is assured of 85 bushels
of Doura corn to the acre Jin that county.
There will be 150,000 bushels of corn for
sale in Bell county this year.
The Independent mentions splendid rains,
about in places in that county—a fine
growth of red clover on an experimental
half acre in Burleson—some dissatisfaction
about the mail arrangements,—and the
presence there of Behrman and Becker,
We have the Brownsville Flag of the 21st,
It reached us in four days from publica-
tion. This is much the quickest we have
ever received dates from that region. There
is little of either local or Mexican news this
week. From Matamoros the Flag learns
that Gov. Garza had left for Victoria.
A rumor was in circulation there that
President Zuloaga had abandoned the city
ot Mexico, and left the Government in the
hands of Canto, one of his subordinates,
and two Bishops. The news is said to have
come from Monterey by private letter.
The late invasion of our territory from
Zamora was undergoing investigation. It
was done by invitation from this side of the
Slaves in the county, tincluded above) 2,6%
Slaves iu Lagrange, (included above) 258
Qualified electors ill the county 1,144
Qualilie 1 ^leotorB in LaGrange 114
Acres in corn 20,295
Acres in wheat 2,048
Acres in cotton 18,723
White males between 18 and 45... 567
White males under 10 842
White males over 45 165
White females over 18 587
Children between 6 and 18 861
Childreu under 6 693
Free olored persons 1
Qualified electors 685
Acres in corn 15,101
Acres in wheat 657
Acre* is cotton 7,926
Acres in sugar 69
The Nueces Valley says that the corn
crops of Live Oak is enough to feed the,
people of that county for two years.
The Valley rejoices in a regular breeze
which keps the thermometer within bounds.
The Valley has been favored with Sea
Island cotton, a bunch of red clover in full
bloom, and a gavil of oats, barley and
Wheat, in a perfectly ripened state, all oi
which were the gro wth of that neighborhood.
The Valley describes the barbecue given
to the honor of Col. H. L. Kinney, the
other day. It was a well conducted affair.
The Valley calls upon the Democracy ol
the Southwest to give a large vote at the
coming election, to ensure them a large
representation in the next Convention.
The Valley mentions that San Luis Potos-i
The Lavaca Herald informs the people oi
the interior, that if there is an epidemic ai
that point, wagoners need not come nearer
than six miles from the town, the railroad
being ready to accommodate them for that
The Valley learns that two new light
draft opposition steamerB are to be put on
the line with the Rob't Waterman, between
New Orleans and the West.
The Victoria Advocate says that the
weather out west is favorable for the crops.
The Advocate calls on the citizens of Vic-
toria to name their streets.
The Civilian mentions that bale of new
cotton, and says it was from the plantation
ofA. M. Campbell, on the Colorado. This
is 18 days sooner than the first bale reached
market last year. The Civilian estimates
next year's receipts of cotton at that port at
The Civilian mentions a revival of Good
Samaritanism in the Lodge in tha-t city.
The News has received a watermelon from
St. Joseph's Island, that weighed 3Cilba ;
also, some large bunches of delicious
grapes, from Maj. V. Dalton, of Galveston
Why, we learn from good authority that
the people of Houston are paying a ptrma-
j nent tax of about 3i per cent.—A'etrs.
Would our courteous and truthful cotem-
porary be kind enough to give its authority
for making that statement ?
The News denies that its columns are sub-
ject to bargain and sale, and tries to return
the charge upon us. We have not charged
that paper with having been sold to the Bell
party in this canvass, though many have
thought it had; but there is no doubt that
its course on many questions that have
come before^,this State within the last ten
years, has been such as to create the impres-
sion in the minds of the people, that its ed-
itorials have been influenced by fees, and
it will require a good deal of hard labor on
the part uf that paper to remove this im-
pression. As for the return of the imputa-
tion upon us, neither the editors of that
paper, uor all the lawyers that supply its
editorials, can make the charge stick for a
single moment. Happily, a denial is un-
The News intimates that the Galveston
cotton men assembled at the office of the
consignees of the first bale of cotton, to dis-
cuss its quality, and the probable number
of its successors over a basket of champaign.
The News learns that the warehouse ofE.
B. Nichols & Co. was broken open on Friday
night, by cutting up through the floor, and
several boxes, consigned to different own-
ers, were al stracted.
The Civilian notices the arrival of the
brig North, from New York.
The Civilian mentions the death of Capt.
J. W* Wood, an old and much esteemed
citizen of Galveston.
White males between 18 and 45 109
White males nnder 18 115
White males over 45. 21
White females over 18 125
White children, between 5 and 18 122
White children under 6 129
Foreign Adventurers and americax
Girs.—One of the most vexatious troubles
among the wealthy families of the United
States, is the attachment which thcirdaugh-
tera form for unprincipled foreign adven-
turers; who come over here for the very
purpose of bettering their fortunes or grati-
fying their love of social intrigue, by ma-
king the acquaintance of romantic young
ladies connected with wealthy families. At
the present limeseveral distinguished citi-
zens are chasing some of ilie e whiskered
adventurers who have run off with spoiled
and ailly girla
The Leviathan was opened for exhibition
on the 29th ult. Tbe vessel is now said to
be in fall trim
We have New Orleans papers to the 22d,
with Liverpool news to the 6th, and South-
ampton to the 7th.
Cotton had advanced Jc., with sales of
28,000 bales in two days. Middling Orleans
is quoted at 7 3-16 per lb. Consols had ad-
vanced J, and are quoten at 951.
The attempt to lay the telegraphic cable
has again proved a failure, and the Niagara
had returned toQueenstown, Ireland, arriv-
ing on the 5th. The Agamemon had not
arrived. The cable is supposed to have
parted on or near the latter vessel about 1000
miles from Ireland.
It appears from*the reports concerning
the submarine cable laying failure, that
three attempts were made to consummate
the work. On the first essay, ten miles ot
the cable was lost; on the second attempt
one hundred and twenty miles were laid,
when the cable parted; it was joined again
on the 28th, and the third effort was made,
until two hundred and fifty miles were laid.
Communication with the Agamemon was
then found to be interrupted, and the cable
was parted, theNiagara returning to Queens-
town, as already reported.
Wm.-T. Porter, editor of Porter's Spirit
of the Times, died in NewYorkon the 19th,
of chills and fever.
Washington, July 21.—The Commission-
er of Indian Affairs has received private ad-
vices from Fort Arbuckle, (?) dated June
22d, which report that the Comanche Indi-
ans are making extensive depredations in
the frontier settlements.
The Cemanches are much exasperated,
owing to the losses they have recently sus-
tained in various conflicts with the Texas
The second regiment of cavalry have re-
ceived orders ro remain in the department
Our Government has received dispatches
by last oi rival from Europe, which afford
good reason for believing that we shall soon
acquire the Island of Cuba.
has yet to be exhibited "by the enterprising j
men of Houston." Third, our Railroad de-'
pots are built with an eye only to the con-
vience of receiving and disposing of the
heavy freights daily transported over the
roads, and not, as maliciously alleged, with
a view to impose petty charges upon ship-
ments. The "last though not least" charge
made by this newspaper contributor is
worded by him as follows : "Last and not
least, witness the brilliant scheme, by which
the Directors of the Central Road left the
power in the hands of Iloustoniaus.
The circumstances connected with the
election of the present board of Directors of
the Central Koad in May last, are familiar
to all your readers, and the gross aspersion
so malignantly and ingeniously cast in the
above sentence at this city, evinces a ran-
corous spirit of hostility to its progress that
is a key to the whole communication signed
"country subscriber," the animus of which
is a very warrantable apprehension that the
four Boston wealthy guarantees of the pay-
ment of the 4,000 tons of iron recently
purchased by the B. B. B. & C. R. W. Co.,
may have to foot a considerable portion oi
the bill, instead, as anticipated, of receiving
thewhole of theamount outof the remainder
of the school fund still in the treasury, for
the purpose of aiding the construction of
Railroads west of the Trinity river.
RUNAWAY framVnv plantation, the lower end effort
Bend county, on the 17th of thin month, two negro men
Peter and George, each about 23 years old. Peter, a ver>
active likely fellow, weighs about 140 Jm.
George, very stout and heavy, not tall, weigbs abou
175 %s. both black. They will make for Cedar Bayou,
and Old river, as Peter was r laed there by a Mr. Algtns,
where hlB mother now Uvea. I will pay the above re-
ward to any one delivering said negroes to me in tn«
cl y of Houston. It Is supposed they rode ofl two whit*
horses, as such are missing from the neighborhood, a re-
ward of 25 dollars Is offered by the owner of said horse,
delivered to him In Fort Bend county.
Houston, July 23, w3m. J. D.WATKRS.
Only Fifty Lell!
PERSONS wishing a copy of the New Lithograph Maj
of Houston, must apply before they are all gone. Fill)
les now on hand, frice QmcK.
uly 26, tf.
hovston fire company so 1.
THK members of this Company are here
by noUfled to attend the regular montMj
meeting, at the Council Chamber, on thl
'(Monday) eveningM 8 o'clock,. By orde
July 26 twlu WM. M. THOMPSON Sec y.
ileport* are hi circul Uon,calculttted to injure my heou>
that I am chaiglngONK DOLLAL per meal. Ipronounc-
this statement, to be false and malicious. My charge
are those of the first class Hotels In the State (i. e.) fift
cent* per meal, the same for lodging, or two dollars pe
day. SX EI.1. 8 HOTEL happens to be very converter
to the cars. This may serve to solve the problem of th«
"rollt in the cocoanutj' The fare and general comfor
ot house will *pe k for itself.
MARTIS K. 8XELL.
Hempstead, Texas. July 22, 'fiS.wtwSw.
"MERCATOR" TO COUNTRY SUB-
From the News.
Houston, July 19th, 1858.
Eds. News:—Your good city may be con-
gratulated upon enlisting the voluntary ad-
vocacy of the pilant pen of "Country Sub-
scriber," whose unwarranted attack upon
Houston and the Brazoria Railroad, pub-
lished in a recent number of your paper, it
is my purpose now to notice. Your older
citizens understand the relationship between
the two cities, better than to indulge in pa-
per missiles; such as the writer in question
has seen fit to discharge, it may be that his
recent identity with and investment in Gal-
veston have contributed to excite an anta-
gonism that the circumstances do not war-
rant, but this surmise hardly justifies the
conclusion, that a country subscriber should
so suddenly become the detractor of a city,
that I will venture to say has never inter-
fered with his worldly success in the least
degree. But to his flings at Houston and
his phillipics against the Brazoria Road.—
First, we claim the loan under our charter
and we will obtain it—second, we deny (hat
the Houston Tap and Brazoria Road is either
a neighborhood or a local road, and, we will
Drove it. This road will place our sugar
region in direct connection with Houston,
the Railroad centre of our State; the whole
interior will be benefitted by the diminished
cost of transportation of every pound of su-
gar and gallon of molasses, that comes over
this road, direct from the plantations to
Houston. The difference in the mere rost.
of transportation upon a hogshead of sugar
from the sugar house to Houston, direct by
railroad, compared to the present tortuous
route down the Brazos river, across a dan-
gerous bar, thence by sea to Galveston, and
up the Bay and Bayou to Houston, is pot
less than } to lc a pound, taking the heavy
insurance and extra charges into account,
t'his saving and proportionately on molas-
ses, the consumers o. he people of theState
.tt large, will be the beneficiaries of. The
railroad system in Texas has as yet, hardly
oeen initiated, and in three to five years the
lemand for these commodities at this point,
will absorb every hogshead "of sugar or
oarrel of molasses that Brazoria, Matagor-
da and Wharton conties will produce. The
Ijt-azoria and l\ harton Road will present a
quick, reliable and direct mode of transpor-
tation, by means of the other roads coming
here, to the more populous portions of the
interior, whose consumption of these staples
will keep pace with their production.
Texas sugar will, in all future time, seek
this market for distribution, a noturwHy;
—;—— — - *———r - — h,uKs t h c balance
of the State loan should be exclusively ap
propriated to extending the great trunk road
kuown as the Buffalo Bayou Brazos and
The writer just emerged from the seclu-
sion of his rural retreat, asserts that "the
Brazoria Road will add 50 miles in distance
and 100 per cent on coast of transportatio n
to the present water communication between
the Brazos and Galveston, the place of ex-
port ana trade of all that region." This
road is built just to save that very export
ind to place a market within three hours
time ot the sugar house, instead of incur-
ring a hazardous and circuitous navigation
to a more remote one. Further this sapient
writer asks, if the Galveston and Houston
Road is not entitled to ths State Loan, why
should the Brazoria Road be entitled to it.
The one-sided and perverse view your "Coun-
try Subscriber" takes of this matter argues
a degree of unfairness that might well call
forth corresponding language, but let that
pass. Ho cannot be ignorant of the history
of the two Roads, or of the circumstances
under which they both originated.
The Galveston and Houston Road, he is
doubtless familiar with its progress from
its inception to the present moment; it was
conceived in speculation, and has been nur-
tured to its present growth by the most ap-
proved railroad humbuggery that modern
ingenuity and smartness have invented —
Your citizens have made everything out of
it possible, and have contributed.nothing to-
wards its progress. A road running paral-
rel with the only reliable navigation in the
State, andthattoo in a country as new as
Texas, certainly was not entitled to any
encouragement of any kind whatever from
(he State; on the contrary, its original pro-
jector was well satisfied to receive the charter
and land bonus, and willingly waived the
loan, and yet forsooth, the writer in ques-
tion cooly concludes, that because the Gal-,
veston and Houston Road, which does not
contribute to the general good, or public
weal one iota, is precluded from the^ State
loan, that by a "parity of reasoning" the
Brazoria road should- fare likewise. The
profligate who sponges upon his fellow for a
living, and the man of industry who earns
his living honestly are not wider apart in
the social scale, than these two roads are,
in the scale of internal improvement. The
Brazoria road while placing a uecessary of
life, whose production is limited to a certain
portion of the State only, at a convenient
and commanding point, available to all the
inhabitants of the interior at a reduced
price, thereby diffusing a general benefit
broadcast throughout the State, will at the
same time induce hundreds of wealthy
planters the next five years, to remove from
other States and locate themselves within
the range of this Railroad—tens of thou-
sands of acres of land of inexhaustible fer-
tility, now lying in a *tate of nature, will
be brought into cultivation iu a short time
through the immediate agency of this bene-
ficent enterprise, and yet we are told that
the Brazoria Road isonly a localand neigh-
borhood road, not entitled to the loan, be-
cause the Galveston and Houston Road is
deprived of it. A road built for specula-
tion only, and that has been the jest and
by-word with your own citizens for years;
but enough. Your city has no doubt, been
recreant to her own great interest by ne-
glecting the enterprises that would have re-
sulted beneficially to her. The Canal to
have answered the purposes originally con-
templated, would doubtless have disinclined
the citizens of Brazoria county from coming
forward so freely in subscribing, to aid the
construction of a railroad to Houston. The
two cities of Houston and Galveston are not
necssarily in each others way, each have at-
tractions for trade the other has not, and
with a widely expanded and rapidly popu-
lating back country, both possess the ele-
ments of prosperity, .and the trade and
population of both will go on rapidly in-
In noticing the allegations so snceringly
and contemptuously directed at the "enter-
prising men in Houston'' I pronounce them
as false as they are ill timed. First, the
writer of the present urticle was a member
of the cily council in 1when permis-
sion was granted the Galveston and Hous-
Inn Company to run their road through this
city, and form :i connection with the Cen- I
tral road, and ho krt-.ws the Company for- I
Down on the Tribune.—A New York re-
ligious paper, entitled the Chrstian Intelli-
gencer, walks into the Tribnne folks, and
"twits on facts," in a very plain and rather
impolitely personal manner. Here is a sam-
"We can and do rejoice that the Tribune
avows itself at last in "favor of sound moral-
ity and pure religion." So soon as the men
who compose its editorial corps afford any
reasonable hope that they will practice the
one or advocate the other, we shall believe
that satan is growing weary in his work,and
has concluded to discharge all his principal
In Houston, on the 20th July, by RevJ J.
E. Ferguson, Mr. J. Milton Larkin to Miss
Charlotte A. daughter of John H. Gordon,
of Baltimore. Md.
Baltimore Daily and Weekly Sun please
At Baker & Thompson's Mill, on the 15th
of July, Mr. C. G. Place, recently of Wis-
consin, aged about 25 years.
Wisconsin papers please copy,
In obedience to a Proclamation by his Excellency H*
R. Runnells, Governor of the State' of Texas, an elec-
tion will be held in said county by the officers and at tht
places named below, on the first Monday of August
next, 1W8, being the secoud day of said month, for th
following named State, District and county officers to-
Forthe Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of thi
State of Texas, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the re
•dgnatlon of Hon. John HemphlD, to take effect on tht
10th dav of October, 1858.
For one Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, ol
said State, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resigns
tion of Hon. R T Wheeler, to take effect on the 10th day
of ictober, 1858.
For Attorney General, Comptroller of Public Accounts
and State Treasurer for the State of Texas.
And for the following county officers for the county
One Chief Justice, one County Clerk, one Clerk of the
District Court, one Sheriff, one Assessor and Collector,
one County Treasurer, one District Surveyor, four Coun-
tr Commissioners, two Justices of the Peace, and one
Constable for each Justices' prednt, and one Coronor.
The following persons will hold said election and make
due report to me as the law directs :
Precinct No.. 1—Hogan's Hotal, A Dsly, Pre. Officer,
2—Sablu's office, J McKee, '* "
3—Court House, J J Cam, *' "
" " 4—Old Capitol, J Bailey, " *'
" '• 5—llarrisburg, T T Halley, 4
44 6—San Jacinto, J J Lynch, "
" 7—David Harris. D Harris, **
" s—Goose Creek, Headquar-
ters J A Hancock. " "
■* 9—Baker'smlll,MMMichrm " "
" " 10—May's house. Sam Maya "
" " 11—Dunmans, W H Cobb, " "
" " 12—Duers Store, J Cline, '* **
" " 13-X de MerrimondTs house
N Merrimondi, " "
" 14—Riley's house, J White. *'
" 15—Spring Branch, school
house. W Ahrenbeck, " "
- 16—Cypress City, C H Baker " "
" •* 17—Hockley, £ D Johnson,
July 21, "58, 2w. Chief Justice. H. C.
r*3ee Dr. Sanfords advertisment of
vigorator on Last Page.
JDoclor Hoofland'i Celebrated
Prepared by Dr. C. M Jackson, Philad'a, Pa.
Will effectually cure Liver Complaint, Dyspep-
sia, Jaundice, Chronic or Nervous Debilitr, Dis-
eases of the Kidney's and all diseases arising from
a disordered Liver or Stomach.
Give them a Trial, they will cure you.
For sale at 75 cents per bottle, by druggists and
storekeeper* in every town and yllliage in tht
United Mates, Canadas, West Indies and South
A good looking friend of ours, who is on this
side of forty, though somewhathoarr headed, while
absent from the city a fear days used Prof. Wood**
Hair Restorative, and on his return called to set
Us lady-love, but was amused to find she did not
recognise him, and immediately determined t<
pass ior a cousin of himself, but was eventually
chagrined to find he was supplanting his formei
self in the affections of the lady, which caused hin
to mike himself known; but the lady still says tha
she likes the counterfeit better tnan the original
and insists that he continue (if necessary) to ust
the Hair Restorative. To be had of the Druggiste
—[St. Louis Morning Herald.
Mexican iff UST A ^GTnrf^Pr
Its wonerfel effects and consequent popularity
—perhaps no article in the history of the Materi«
Medico, ever acquired the same patronage, was sul
jected to the same number of severe and different
tests, and met with so few fsilures as the Mustang
Mniment. It has justly been styled a Panecea foi
all external Wounds, Cuts. 8weliings, Sprains
Bruises, or Eruptions on Mau or Beast. It is s«
far a medicine of surprising virtue, that Physician?
are compelled to prescribe it; and from some re-
markable cures of Chronic and Distorted Rheumat-
ic tascs it has naturally attracted much attention
from the first scientific minds of the age, No fam-
ily can affird to be pithout a bottle of the Mus-
tang Liniment in the House. Beware of imitations,
The genuine is sold by respectable dealers in all
parts of the world. *
BARNES Ac PARK, Proprietors, New York.
July 1 m.
THE co-partnership heretofore existing under the
name of Vincent k Fisher is this day dissolved by mur
tual consent. The business will hereafter be conducted
under the name and style of Vincent k u wens, who will
settle *U the liabilities of the late firm.
W. B. VINCENT.
July 16, wtwlm C. G. FISHEK.
Mark's Balsam of Wild Cherry
and Tar Cured
Wm. Coldron Esq. of Corydon, Ind. ol a severe
Affection of the Lopgla ***= - a 1 "—" J
x*lirnr oT Mt. E3en, Ky. of confirmed Consumption
Mr Wm, Johnson, of St. Louis, of Bleeding of the
Lungs. Miss Sarah Jane Coulson, 17 years old, of
Greenfield, Fairfield Co. Of of quick Consumption
Mr. Thomas Coszens, of Haddonfield, N. J. cf
Slow Consumption. Miss Amanda Kalb, of Rash-
ville, O. same as Sarah Jane Coulson. Mrs. R. N
><arrett, of Grand Rapids, Mich, of Congh. Pains,
These are all living witnesses or were at our last
knowle Jge of them Ask them what they think of
It. It cured them—it cannot hurt you. It costs
but a dollar, and may save your life. We think it
will. Procure our ''Illustrated Medical Almanac,"
(gratis) with full statements of
Hay Ai.Mct owan Houston ; Dr. E Ransom Hunts*
ville; Wilson .t Hutchinson. Washington; Daniel
Dealy Montgomery. J McKnight Independence; B
Miller Bellville; our Agents.
Sold in every Town.
BARNES & PARK, 13 * 14 Park Row N. Y.
N. B.—B particular what you enquire for, as
there are many Balsams sold. July Im.
MEETS on the night of the second Friday of ev-
ery month, at the Asylum, Masonic Hall
Houston. B. A. BOTTS G. C.
Rqbt. Brkwmtkr, Recorder. feb9-ly
Boils, Sore Eyes, Headaclie,
Palpitation of the Heart, Exhaustion, General
Debility. Nervousness, Asthma, Dyspepsia, Skin
Eruptions, Female Irregularities, Bronchial Affec-
tions, fcc , arise from the Impurity of the Blood
and Foul Stomach. Keep the blood and stomach
pure and healthy, and there can he no chance fo
disease. This appears simple enough—and yet
there is scarcely a family In the state that has not
more or less unnecessary sickness. They say is
there nothing that will cure John, or Restore Mary
to health ?
"Lafayette, Ind., Feb. 31, 1854.
John D Park, M.D.—Dear Sir—You know my
emaciated appearance ; how I was racked with con
stant pains —that I could not sleep—had no appe*
tite—my food distressed me, causing trequent vom-
iting, and that I was in every way an unstrung and
doomed man. I am rejoiced to say that Dr* Guy-
so it's Extract and yellow Dock has restored me to
perfect health. Your grateful, friend.
With such wonderful effects as this staring them
in the fa:e from every side, they still do nothing
but take sa ;e tea, and wonder they are no! cured.
If you are in earnest Gnysott's Yellow Dock and
8arsaparilla will cure you. cm]l and get a pamph-
let (gratis;, of our Agents at
Hav McGowan Houston; Dr E Ransom Hunts-
rille; Wilson & Hutchinson, Washington; Daniel
DealyMontgomery.J McKnight Independence; H
All geniune must bear the address of
BARNES PARK, IS fc 15 Park Row N. Y
Sold in every village, city, town, parish and ham
let throughout the country.
July I m.
Orders left at the Telegraph office or at my ahop.
rear of Hart k Co., will meet with prompt attention.
July 16, wtwly
^ TEY THE
IMPORTBD BY SENTRY & OTIS
A. M. GWM & 00.,
CONGRESS ST. HOUSTON.
Sole Agents lor the State of Texas
July 7. tf.
♦ MASONIC, &c.
HOLLAND LODGE NO. 1.
A. Y M.
MEETS at Masonic Hall, Main atre«
Houston, on the nights of the seoon.^ rr
fourth Wednesdays of every month.
W H KING W. M.
Qao. h. BaixoHURST. 3ec\y. £feb91y
WASHIttftTOS CHAPTER, !fO.
R . A, M.
MLETS onthe night ot the second Monda;
of ever month, at Masonic Hall, Main bt
BENJ. A. BOTTS, H. P.
Geo. H. Bai • uurst. Sec'y feb91y
& S. VI
MEETS on the night of the second Tues
day of every month, at Council Room, Ma-
sonic Hall, Houston.
C..I. GRAINGER, T. I. G 51.
(febflyl. Geo. «i Brikohorst. Sec'y
LONE STAR LODGE, No. |, meet
erery Tenidaj evening at their Hall, cornet
Vlain and Franklin Btrreta, in thiacity.
Iohs Tcfflt. N.IJ. W. L. Witbsbs, T. G
Y G. Lm, H. WicifHt. Treasure!
aOCSTOS LODGE) NO
fiO, 1 O. O. F.f will meet at
he Odd Fellow's Hallon Mondmyere-
SoiT. JiKMOK X.G. K . BcrmsT. G.
A. Kecch dee L. Xarr Trea >
Dec 30, '57 ly.
WEBB IsCAMP.TIE!rT, NO. 13,
I O. O. F.
on the llrst and third SatnrdaysflL M
iT_L of erery month, at the EncampmeBt^Nf
Room. Odd Fellow's Hall, corner of Main / \
and Franklin streets. * ^
R. P Boyce, C. V- D Tyson, H. i.
H. K. All -n, 8 VT. L. Taft, J. W
3. L. Hohenthal, Scribe Chas Sehoregga Treas
REAL BgTATE BROKER,
Congress Street, Houston' Texas.
WILL give his personal attention to the sale
and purchase of NsoRocsnnd Real Motatv
Having a large acquaintance with the inlerier I
Texas, he invites the patronage of the public,
would beg to refer to
Messrs. Henry Sampson 4t Co., )
C, Ennis it Co., / Houston.
Van Alstyne & Taylor- /
A liseiy uo^ro woman, about 19 years oid, tine house
servant or del>l hand, apply to E. RIORDAN.
* For Sale9
HA woman and three children, boy about 11,a girl abou
4, and a girl about 1 year old, apptx to
march g tf E RIORDAN-^
lOOu acres of land In Limestone Co., near Alto Springs,
well watered and timbered, to be sold cheap,
March 22, t£ by applying to E. KIORDAN.
Stolen from my resilience, near Stafford's
Point, on the night of the 19th Inst., & pair oi
fine gray horseu; one of the horses Is blind in the left eye,
hus a large head, and a split In the hoof of one of hh
fore feet, has a very light mane, Is a large ,heavy horse,
and has a slow pace under the t*ad<lie. The other graj
horse has a very heavy inane, a long tail, bmali black
feet, haj a handsome shoulder, neck and head, and
carries hiuiselt* finely under the saddle, he was in thin
order, 1 think he has a brand on one hhonider, the form
of the brand uot recollected, he Is kuown as the Lead-
better horse. I will pay 25 dollars for the delivery of the
horses to Hon. J. W. Henderson. Houston, or to me
neariStafford's Point, or half that amount for either of
them THOS. B. HOWARD.
Fort Bend Co., July 26, w3w.
Cancer can be cored without tbe
murderous attack of the knife.
This may certify that Dr. Robt. 'Kelly, of Houston
has, by the external application of his remedies, extrac-
t ed from the right breast of my whe. (Marv Garrett ) j
tt malignant cancer of enormous aize, which the tollow-
ing dimension* will show:
Circumference around the base 15V inches,
" centre 10?t "
Diameter 5 *•
His remedies do not impair the general health, nor
Undermine the constitution, while undercoin^ treat-
ment. Ii U due the I r.. from ine, to say, that his skill
it 1 the treatment of cancer is worthy the confidence ol
tl le public, and the patronage of all person* whomav be
amicte I with the dreadftil malady. I do, for tsie relief
of afflicted and buttering humanity, recommend Dr. Kel-
lj sremedies t« all who mav be artii« t« d with cancer.
Kev'd II. OAK RETT.
Chappeli Hill. Texas, July, 185*.
THREE likely woman, house servants and field hand*
from 25 to 40 years old, apply to E. RIORDAN.
A likely' uegro woman and two children, fine hous*
servant. Tbe woman it, abont 22 years old. to be sole
cheap, by applying to
A likely uegro woman, about 17 years old, good flel
hand, apply to E. RIORDAN.
A «ocjd coot, for a
Stay 17. «£
-for sale, win address
Teiar ' p
.head. . . ,a _
Texas. State the number and prtee per
- J«ly wtwtw.
FIVE THOUSAND nU>E& to fill orders for
itgbest cash price wt
PKKL a Dcnu
Wanted to Bfre
twrers. to work on the gTadlng of the Waafe-
R. near Hempstead, for which a liberal pries
monthly In c«h. Ap*j ^
50 Irish laborers, to wort
ugton C.R. ~
will be paid
man on the work, or to
July 9.2m wtw,
Wn't W r « V
Unconditional certificate So. 174, issued to Daniel It.
Hilp, for S10 .cress of land, by the Board of 1«nd r
utaaloners of Harris oounty, on tbe
■ot heard from within the time pns
ipply to the proper department for a
June 18, i
Left Old Carolina, on Trinity River, in May 1AM. It ta
tuposed he weot to Houston, since which One DO thing
uu been heard of him. He *er*ed la the army, and re-
ceived his conditional Headrlght, Issued by the Commie-
iioneri of Harris county In IBM, Atty information cvn-
jeraing him, whether living or not, It aoBcitad, and the
Informer will be liberally rewarded by commnwlratlon
with the editor of the Honston Ti i«tispli
Conditional headright certificate. No. 1194, lamed by
Board of Land Comm. (tf Harris burg co,to Joo.T. Thtei,
tor 640 acres of land:—atto, unconditional certificate No
445, issued by Board orL-C. of Harris oo. to the heirs of
I uo. T. ThetL If not heard from, said oert&cates, with-
in the time prescribed by law, appBcaOoo will be nude
Honston, JuneS, 1858.
RAN AWAY from the Steamer Island tSty, about (he
seventh ot June. 1858,a negro boy Oeone, formerly be-
longing to Mr. Kounselor on Boflalo Bayou, the Mid
Ueorge is about S feet six Inches high, one of hie front
teeth oat, 21 years old. and of a dark yellow comptexioo.
I win give one hundred dollars reward tf delivered te m*
at Houston or Galveston, or fifty dollars if lodged In any
iail in the State, so that I can get him. _____
June 28, «w. xHOS. K. WK8TEOPE.
For Sale or Rent*
LOTS FOH SALE,
Lou No. 14 2, In Block No. 54, city of Houston, ad)oin-
lng the residence of Judge 8he*rn. apply to
May 17. '88, tt. HKNNTBAMP80N A OO.
BLACESMITH FOH ALB.|
May 30, w«w.
A No. 1 blacksmith, 29 years of age. Likely and
" • fully warranted. For fU:
roughly acllmated aad
particulars apply at this ofBce; or to W.
I. O. G. S. ft B. •( S.
A nearly complete set of Regatta for a Lodge of Goad
Samaritans art Daughters of8emaiia for sale at this oSca
Original cost $88. will be .oM cheap for cash.
A comfortable dwelling house, together with two aad
a half lots of ground. Their is also a good kitchen, cle-
at this office, to Thso.
June 28, lm.*
Hotel for Sale in Montgomery,
may remain on mortgage if desired.
ue made, by an early application to
THE undersigned offers her fine Ho
tel In Montgomery for sale, together
with twentv-flve acres* of the very
best kind ©fland.*0of ' -
Part of the pa
FOB SALft, *
1000 Coils Beat Machine Rope.
100 Bales Indian Bagging.
200 Pieces Ky. Bagging.
Just received and to arrive, for sale at lowest cast
prices. JOHS S. ftgtJ.ERB
ALSO, 350 Boxes Hotchkiss Knickerbocker Candy.
Houston, May 6, tf.
A good Situation for an Apothecary, a rare for
jne wishing to engage in the sale «f Drugs and Medi-
cines, is now offered in Bastrop, the c '
trop county, Texas, in a rich and floi
ty, and the seat of two flourishing s
-aale. and with a population within
jf nearly 3000 iuhabitants. The pz
ihe oniy Drug 8tore in the county, i..
jusincss now offers for sale with the t
ibove location, free from competid—
choice well selected stock of Drugs ando
engagements mak=? it absolutely necesi—
•sell, and s rare bargain taay be bad in the purchase of
ais stock. For particulars apply to B. Stones, of the
Oo .Weston, TexM. o— "• *—
inn of Hull* (
June yt, St
I offer to purchaser? a great bargain in that tract of
Land on Trinity River, in Walker county^bout eighteen
uilesfrom Hunts ville, and commonly known as the
CAROLINA PROPERTY, containing SB* seres, and ex-
ending for 7 or S miles on the river. This tract is well
mown as embracing, besides the best water privilege*,
11 the desired portions of Umber, prairie and Mvtr;
inds, several superior landings, and through the
vbole extent protected from overflow.
There Is one body of 2000 acres of bottom land, eBgi-
jly located, level, elevated, and equal probably to aay
.n the State. The whole tract is now offered far $4 an
icre. This is Intended as acssh sale, but tf desired, aa
irrangement may be made for a credit on one-half or
two-thirls of the purchase money. TiUe perfect.
Inquire at Huntsvilie, of J.C. Smith, or of
July 21. w3w. JLW. BAILEY.
Cane Island for Salt.
THJ 8 desirable s„
Houston, at the Junction <
directly ontheoM j
.— of land, 15 of whlchls under good fence,
ind now lu cultivation, there is a good two story frame
-K>u*e, with eight rooms, and galierv, kitchen, good ria
tern and cistern house. 12x15 feet, good stables and hs -
-•ry: Also, s storehouse, situated for a country store.
Che. placc is considered one of the best stands in ths
country, and one of the best stock ffcrms in the State.—
persons wishing to purchase, can do so by cmlttnc en
John W. White, on the premises, or R.P. Boyce, in
.Ionston. I will also sell a small stock ofcatUe.horae
ind hogs, together with all the '— ■
f.he house, " ~ ~
ogetherwtth all the furniture, nr^ng to-
farming utensUs Ac. For reference of title*
—v. ..viacrt, wrnuig UKUNBSC. CUT m
enquire of fi. A. Palmer, Esq. Honston.
Jan. 39. wtw tt JOH!
JOHN W. WH1W
i fine offer aad rare
The valuableUtm ofCh's . .. ^ m
>.ear Creek Austin co. in tbe Immediate vidnrty of the
itantialfence, garden etc. etc. Also about 15 of
cattle, more or less, hogi, etc etc.
The above described property is now offered £sr Bate
and whoever wiahes to acquire a good hrmwtnaii ma.
wealthy and fertile region of coutttry. that wikaoon be
->t the highest value on account of toe different Ratt-
^2*^ aad * fl"t rate mar-
cet for the produce, has now a rare chance to secure
The place is also uncommonly weB situated for a
store or any other businesB*und whoever looks Ibr such
a location, should profit Irae circumstances.
The Clear creek whichfi flowing through the
furnishes a large supply of good running water at aU
times, and as a grazing country, the landls not
by any In the whofe of Texaa.
ThejttttejIs indisputable, and the Deed of Convey ISO.
will be made with full guarantee.
For particulars aoply to H. F. OSWALD in Ban "Anto-
nlS,?e£er C<>- Attorney in f«ct ofCh's A.Buwlnghausen
P. 8. Person, wishing to purchase the abovi: I'-scn ->•-<!
property, will please make their offers at once.
San Antonio June 18th 1886. Sm. -.tw
D. McGREGOR * CO.
Dealer* in Lrabar. Shingles, Pick**n Ac
lressed flooring _
match, Texas luml
s constant annafar of Peasacofta aad MebUe
FOUR likely uegro men. field hand* and house ser-
ranta from IS to 26 years old, apply to
March 22. tf E. RIORDAN.
' For Sale*
1000 acres of land iu Montgomery Co.,in the big thicket
short distance from the R. K. line plenty of timber and
water, apply to E. RIORDAN.
\ LIKKLY girl, about <3 or 14 years old, a good
. 3a house servant or field hand, to be sold cheap
for cash, Apnly to 1, BOIRDAN.
July 34-tf. * * -
No^i Black Smith, warranted in every respect
to be sold cheap, by apply ing to
A com Portable o^^^Hretllnj, r
having eight roo|^HE>od brick cistern, now full of wa
tec, (with pumptffSKe,) chickeu house, wood house,*c.
To the house is attached ample galleries also two aei>
erate yards, eachhaviug fruit trees Appljr to
ig with two lots of ground
June £>, ;f.
We. tne uiuiersiguod, acquaintance of Mr
Garrett. Indorse the above certificate a* true.
Dr. W. S. Iioirors. M 1).. Maj. Joseph Wallls.
?*. M. Buster. Claudius Buster, Chief Jus-
l>r. J. W. leOfkliart. M.P.. tice Washington couutv,
0. II. IV Garrett, Dr.iW . H. Troynhotu, M. i>.
N. B. The case referred to iu the above certificate
was treated more than a year ago by Dr. Griffin A Son,
wtn advertise to cure cancer. They live in Gilmer,
1.'l sher county, Texas.
The cure of cancer is a nutter of great Importance
to the aftlicted, and I call the attention of the people
and tite press to the above case. ROBT. KELLY.
Houston, July 27.18^. iif.
IN the city of Houston, a fine residence,
composed of a we 1 finished cottage house,
with fire rooms, double kitchen, a large
cistern, an orchard with the best kind of
fruit trees, vegetable garden, corn yard, stable,car-
riage house. Sec., together with 5J* acres of ground
half of it is under tbe best kind of paling and pick-
et feucc. The purchaser may have 3 blocks of lot*
toining the above tu be soid cheap, and on good
jerms, apply to sent *23 tf. E. RIORDAN
Umherea Ike Vhuf
L anding from the Schooners "Mary" 4
10 000 feet White Pine Lumber,
Mobile, Flooring, Weatherboards and
ltract on kvorabi.
ofaB kinds of Tex-
The subscribers are prepared to
terms to purchasers, for tne deliver* of al
as lumber of the beet quality, on buUdlnc
limits ofthe City Corporation, Also to con
supply of Dressed —
Grooved, Cypress, 1
of Pensacola, Mobile,
full supply of txitkllng materials,
sale in any quantity, at their Lumber
Street, Houston. D.;
March 26, tt
tee t Louisiana and
140,009 CypresaShinflea, %«*%%m)otLkoo
13000 feet Florida dresded,ton«ued and fiwved Boorlnf
.SOOOfeet ~ • ^ 1 toSf
For sale bv
D McSUGOK i
SO,WO feet flooring,
M|000 .. ceiling.
15.0ft) .. weather baaed*. —~
12,000 ... scant ftntaB stses.
Sills, poets. Joists, raftera, Ac. D ^
white Pine. s-
100,000 Cyprees Shingles, for ssie by
" MWRMOK & QO.
MIBfle*! Skia||M?l .
230.000 Be.t Heart Cypreaa Shinctea, S. H and fc
Bun;h«. in co-d rapping order, for sale 6y
.Ftiut 24. V D. MoBUGOR k 00.
W. Ahrenbeck Ac Br*.,
Manufacturers of all de«rintteM of Wagons, Carta,
Plows and Plantation Tools.
AUorden will he Uled on the meat leaeonihle tefa
and at the (bortest notice. aprtl U-wIX.
JOH>- ;. «:«wn
Law, < ullect>ouaiid£xciian;e Offlcn.
IAVKXS di GOOi'H, Palestine. Texas—Collect
' claim* in Bastern and Middle Texas, and make
[,rompt i-t-miitanees in Siiht Kxrliin^.- on ti-ilrpston.
THE GOOD is HOTEL,
rioirrtwa t«s ttiuoia, *
*«. Good accommodations on reasonable terms.
Wear's stable connected with this taven. Horses and
Buiorie* always on hand.
C. W. STO,
RESPECTFULLY informs his friends and the citlsen
af Hempstead and vicinity that he Is prepared to bufld
houses of any description and fuanlqh materials. Sash,
Doors aud Blinds made to order. April 7, wly
45" Koofbcovered with fire proofCeraent on the moot
reasonaole terms. -
feited the eomiit\
wjf tiiis privilege theni-
|mpro?eraeuts ol' the
are authorized by
[ Bill as every body
iroitness" alluded to
New Orleans and New York. Palestine Is in the cent
oi the heaviest Interior busitiess done in the State, and
is the most eligible point tor the concentration of inte-
rior interests requiring local attention.
LAM) AGENCY.—'Jur Senior partner has given
almost uninterrupted attentiofor the last ten |
years, to the Investigation. In practice ofthe Lan I Titles,
in Texas, and the various laws under which they have |
originated. All business of this character, confided to (
us, will have atrict personal attention. i
R".ruu\c .*:—M-sasr* Kail, HuMiing* 4 Co., RAD
<; >1.;:-. K ll .fames S r(ey, Powell A Ruth- ,
ven, tieorte Butler, Hi■ .- E Couit ton and David Ayres,
. Galveston: B A .Siit-phera, A >! «J-nTry and Henry 8amp-
THF.OI): >RK STADTLKR, late Professor of Music, is j sou. Houston: if'-iiTuotna* «ir—*r . H . "'ephenCrosby, i
tin* Bastrop Ac tdeniY.respectfuilv announces to ihtciU-I Au t n; l r J II SMrr, Nacoir B M Johnson,
i-'tw of Houston, that having removed to*his place, he! Shreve;*- rt. La.: J Burnside .v i >; M .Kieroy A- Bradford, i
i-* now prepared .to give lessons on the Piano, Violin, Paul Tulane A C. . Heudernon A «iaSnes. New Orleans; |
Guitar, etc.. etc. Tuning and repairing done in superior i llcuiv* Smith a Townsand. Wilson Wardwell k Co.,
Htyle. For further particulars,inquire at Mr. J. 3 Tail's i McKesson A Robbing. George W a J Kee^i, Gentry. 8!ote
Music Store, or of Mr. Gustave F Looffler. a Co., B M a E A Whltlock A Co., New York.
July 23, tw2m. July 19, wtwly pc4w. '
MISIf AL I\STKl( TI0\.
M. FULTON A C®. Proprietors,
AUSTIN COUNTY, TEXAS.
P.S. Sawyer's Stages run daily from Burton to this
Feb. 15 1858 wtwtewl*.
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