The Huntsville Item. (Huntsville, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 31, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 19, 1853 Page: 3 of 4
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Extract from a Texas letter in the New
Doubtless there are many residents of
non-slaveholding States, who would most
willingly come to Texas, did not the institu-
tion of slavery exist here. We would appeal
to such persons, and candidly ask them if
they ever saw a slave? Do you know any
thing about slavery except what you have
derived from abolitionists, from whose dis-
torted views no rational ideas can be formed
of the actual condition of the slave.
You have been taught to think that there
are no bright spots beaming out from the
horizon of slavery, that the life of the slave
is one of sullen gloom, that his life is one
round of unmitigated toil and hardship, that
all his domestic ties and associations are
trampled upon, that he has no rights, no
privileges which he can rely upon as his
own, that they are as familiar with the gall-
ing chain and biting lash as they are with
the sun's rising, that the voice of kindness
is wholly foreign to their ears; and to close
the black catalogue, that the whole life of
the slave from the cradle to the grave is ao
closely assimilated to your ideas of a life in
the infernal regions, that you would not
give a pin's choice for the difference.
Now. my Yankee brethren, is it reasona-
ble to suppose that such a state of things
exist with regard to slavery? Is it cus-
tomary with you to maltieat and abuse the
hoble horse, and docile ox, while they are
peifoirning their accustomed round of toil
to increase your store? Can you expect to
Uei ive the same amount of labor ami profit
from thosp invaluable animals when th y
are half fed and pooily sheltered fiom the
f)itile.ss peltings oi the stoim? When your
lorses or cattle are overtaken with sick-
ness, are not your sympathies at once arous-
ed, and do you not promptly alleviate their
Are there then no paternal feeling?, no
sympathies, no self-interest south of Mason
and Dixon's line that would prompt the
master to imitate the good old patriarchs,
and be a father to his people ? Self-interest
is a most powerful stimuhnt in any coun-
try, anil where the life and usefulness of a
valuable slave is at stake, those feelings
would naturally be called forth in a power-
ful degree. We most frankly admit that
there are isolated cases where the master is
q. brnte and not wr rthy of the countenance
or the name $f man, whose inhumanity to
his slaves causes him to be loathed and
frowned upon by all good citizens wherever
lie may dwell. You are also doubtless
aware that the genus Yankee are proverbial
eir well developed bumps of acquisi-
tive ne^ they sometimes wander far away
from the ojd ^homestead, they find them-
selves (if the^period of tff&lr migration should
be in the winter.) basking jn the genial
warmth of a southern sun, their frl^iijiiyx)^
feelings are all dissipated, they look afitoui
visits dill£rf;l' f'foiP'''5;'< 0
make hiins||t/TOmjipfrr with il the minutia
ot a plaritationHife; visits the negro quar-
ters, witnesses therein their comhrts or the
want ot them ; he becomes acquainted with
tlieii louitne ot labor :and lest, and notes
theii rewaidsaud punishments. In all this
he sees nothinjr <>t that lyrauny, ertxEWy
.And oppression- \yl,iich he wa# early 'aught
•; to believe w .as^parablejrom the system
*4; of slaver^v?-
Hi <jiticf o one by one crumble away,
Jit'' . iVs'io n, .id with the most vivid dis-
tinctness the eiitfy impressions he had re-
ceived from constant intercourse with, and
lectures from the abolitionists, so distoited,
so brutal, so far from any semblance of
truth, that he blushed when he looked his
„own belief in the face.
Still he lingers in the Sunny South, he
resolves to locate and become a planter,
purchases a plantation, and the "niggers
too," without one compunction of conscience
visiting the serenity of his breast.
His habits, when at home in New Eng-
land, may have been of the most active,
stirring kind, and his wish anil his deter-
mination is tliat all of his slaves shall par-
take of the same spirit. Now, mark the
power of that all-dominant spirit of acquisi-
tiveness. Before the first blush of morn,
his hands are stirring 1 busily preparing
breakfast, preparatory to the labors of the
day. Hour atter hour, do they count the
stars at night before their toil is done. His
slaves, so unaccustomed to such restraints
and heavy tasks, become moody, discontent-
ed and dull, the consequence frequently is,
short allowance, and a free application of
the lash to their bare backs.
And finally, this Northern philanthropist,
who has sighed and groaned for years over
the imagirary wrongs of the slave, himsell
becomes an owner ot slaves, and a most ty-
rannical master. Such is the true history of
more than one New England planter.
stairs. The parties who brought the corpse A gentleman in England, it is stated, has
^i„s„vhich „„ vessel
said to them, t-Now, if any tricks are at- Ca ! s,an Ior a rnoment. Two ot them are
tempted to be played with me, I will fire at sufficient to protect any harbor. A corres-
the corpse, if one it is, for I strongly suspect pondent of the National Intelligence^ com-1
it is a living being. They made no further meriting upon the probabla influence this
answer to his threat than these ominous A c > *. * . • , .
words—li Remember twelve o'clock I" He en»ine of destruction is destined to exercise
was left alone. He stirred his fire, sipped uPon generai diplomacy, aptly remarks:
his grog, and made himself as comfortable " We are not sanguine, but we really hope
as he possibly could. At length the solemn I Nasmyth's mortar may be successful. If it
hour of midnight arrived. As the last stroke were possible to sink a ship—to destroy a
Married—On tke 2d inst., Jas. W,
Gregg, Esq., and Miss Susan C. Beal,
all erf* Leon county.
Lost, Strayed or Stolen!
of the clock vibrated on his ear, he distinct
ly saw the corpse begin to move. He snatch-
ed a pistol from the table, advanced to the
coffin and exclaimed, "If you stir another
step, I will fire!77 To this i njunction he
received no answer; the supposed corpse
rose up in the coffin, and stepped out. He
repeated his threat—it still advanced—he
fired, and the bullet was thrown in his face
by the corpse. He fell to the ground with
piercing shriek, and rose a lunatic—in
which wretched state he remained till his
death, which happened about a year after
this tragic and truly heait-rending scene
occurred. A more lamentable instance of
cruel folly perhaps never occurred Had
but its victim for a moment reflected, he
would have been saved; but the idea of the
bullet being returned, or perhaps that of
shooting a fellow creature, took such an ef-
fect on his nerves that reason forsook her
empire, never more to return. A moments
forethought would have saved him. During
the time he was called out of the room, to
speak to the person who wished to see him.
(who was a party concerned) the bullets
were drawn ft on: the pistols, and given into
the hands «.f the coipse, who was likewise
one of the party present when the wa^er
was laid The occurrence is never thought
of by either of the actors in this fatally-
foolish affair, but it occasions a sigh or a
pang of remorse.
regiment at a single blow—to do this easily,
cheaply, rapidly, at all times and places—
there would be no more wars. Men would
not dare to make war. No victory would
be worth the blood it would cost. It cer-
tainly is not so at this time; but with these
wholesale destroyers, the pi ice paid for a
victory would be incalculable.77
South Carolina Gold. — Nineteen thou-
sand dollars worth of gold, from the mine of
Mr. Win. Dome, in Abbeville and Edgefield
districts, South Carolina, was last Week
taken to the Dahionega Mint. This amount
was the product of the work of eight hands
during the month of January. During twen-
ty and a half days in December, with the
same number of hands, the yield was $20,-
500. The aggregate yield of gokl since the
commencement of work in the mine, about
ten months ago. has been upwards of $200,-
000. The quality of the gold from this mine
is said to be of very superior order, and we
understand Mr. Dome has some huge speci-
mens in readiness for exhibition at the
World's Fair, to beheld in the city of New
York next summer.—N. Y. Courier.
From the following extract of a criticism
on the Southern Ladies7 Book, in the Min-
den (La.) Herald, our readers may judge
that we are not alone in our notion of Mrs.
French and her "babies'7:
The Southern Ladies' Book.—The Februa-
ry No. is before us, being about half a month
behind all the other monthlies. This is the
same periodical we have puffed a time or
two and recommended to the favor of our
citizens. It was started last November,
under unfavorable circumstauces and doubt-
ful promise, and fi;om the appearance of the
last No. the circumstances are no more fa-
vorable than they were at the start, nor the
promise any more likely to be fulfilled. Dr.
Leonard, one of the original proprietors and
editors, has already le t the concern in dis-
gust. finding it about to tui n out to be a kind
of clap-trap, snatch-game fixing. Miss L.
Virginia Smith, who was at first its princi-
themselves with light and buoyant spirits^" editor, has lately married a Mr. French,
everything is new to them, the lace ot the ^tf/id since the happy event she writes more
country, the products of the soil, the gather- like a crazed repoiter of a penny paper than
iiig of the crops,j^f corn and cotton, the in- the lady editor of a "Journal of Polite Liter-
teresting procet-3 "Kf the manufacture of ature." She ebbs and flows, and grabs and
sugar, are all to them subjects ofdeep in- scratches, like one "half cracked,77 at least,
terest. r ^ .„ V - She says the Ladies7 Book may succeed and
' ^e- it may" not^'andl not knowing as to the posi-
tive fact, "she feels a delicacy in saying.77
Wonderful modesty that! in a married wo-
man !! #,But tft'&rt'tshe. imagines herself
equal to the task of editing the "contrap-
tion,7}..Ain case her common sense does not
"slnke in." Ill that event, of course she
"\Y"e cannot recommend the Southern
Ladies' Book to our Irreiuls any laither. It
may prove a sate investment, and i: may not
—-we think the safety exceedingly doubtful,
and not knowing positively we feel a delica-
cy in saying! Neither can we speak in
laudation of the work as being one of merit
as it stands, or one which will at all com-
pare with "Godey77 or "Graham.77 For the
first few numbers we gave allowance, and
recommended it, in the hope and belief that
time would work improvements; but it does
positively ';grow worse77 with the Book.
Practical Abolitionism.—The N. York
Elder King, whose daughter Mary a black
man (one Allen, "Professor77 in McGraw-
ville College, in this State,) wanted to wed
the other day, had an indignant public per-
mitted, we see now expresses his thanks to
that public for preventing the consumma-
tion of his daughters disgrace. The young
lady, it seems, had been an inn ate of the
McGrawville institution, the negro. Allen
beinjj her instructor. Black teacher and
white students associating together there,
and all taught that they must do away with
color, it is no wonder that the oppoitunily
was sought to put in practice the principles
The indignation the affair has excited
among the whites in that part of the State
is said to be intense, and if there be an ef-
fort to repeat these attempts at amalgama-
tion, there will be ieason to fear deplorable
results. The black professor, who wished
to marry the elder's daughter, subsequent
Taken at His Offkr — A fiiendsays the
editor ot the Waterford Sentinel, was taken
at his offer a day or two since. He publish
ed the following:
We shall insert no marriage notice, unless
accompanied by the sum of $1.—Exchange.
We will insert all such notices for a kiss
of the bride.— Water foi d Sentinel.
A few days after, a plump looking colored
girl entered his office for the purpose of in-
forming her friends and the colored gentry
generally, that she had taken to herself one
Sambo, "for better or wus.77 The editor re
plied that he should have to charge her
twenty-five cents. She hesitated a moment,
and then opening a paper, pointed to the
article in question. The editor blushed,
and the bride turned pale, but whether they
kissed, deponent sayeth not.
with two hind feet white, small star in the
forehead. Branded "jz" He has never
been estrayed, though he has been seen at
the raeks in Huntsville. He is. 14.1-2 hands
high, 8 years old.
I will pay a liberal reward for his return
to me, or information as to his whereabouts.
Address, Dr. Glaze, or Dr. J. M, Evans, near
Huntsville, or to me, near Greenville, Polk
county. CWAS. BUNDICK.
Walker Co., Match 19, 1853-lt
LOST—The Headright Certificate of Per-
ry D. Randolph, deceased, for 640 acres
of land, issued by the Board of Land Com-
missioners for Washington county, on the
2d day of August, 1838, the number not re-
collected; and the unconditional, issued by
the Board of Land Commissioners for Mont-
gomery, on the 3d day of November, 1845.
If not heard of in the time prescribed by
law, we will apply to the proper authority
for a duplicate. Frances Randolph,
Adm. est. John Randolph, owner, dee'd.
Huntsville, March ,19, 1853-9t
The Union Line of Stages
From Huntsville to Nacogdoches.
IS in complete operation, ~
der the entire management€pg»5S^>t
of the undersigned. The hue is well
stocked with good teams, and most experi-
enced and careful drivers.
Leave here every Monday, Wednesday,
and Saturday; arrive here every Sunday,
Tuesday and Thursday, so as to connect
with the Southern and Western stages.
Coaches well adapted to the roads have
just been placed upon the route, and the
subscribers flatter themselves that they will
be able to give general satisfaction to the
A. HUSTON, Contractor,
july3-fy T. S. BALLARD, Proprietor.
New Tailor's Shop.
OVER LEACH WALKER'S STORE,
north-east corner of public square.
BM. CLOPTON would inform the citi-
• zens of Walker and vicinity, that he
has opened a Shop as above, where he will
be happy to fnrnish them with gai rnents, in
the newest styles of cut and fashion.
Huntsville. March 12, '53-y
Latest—By Thursday Night's Mail.
New Orleans, March 12.
Markets.—Our market has presented
quite an active appearance during the
week, and the operations in cotton, parlicu-
laily, have been the largest for many years,
and at decidedly firm r prices. Sugar and
molasses have been pretty steady, and to-
bacco has slightly advanced. Flour and
grain have not varied materially in price,
while an improvement has takeu place in
pork and lard.—Delta.
prices of cotton
Mexico.—-There appears to bean election
fining on in this Republic, for Presiilent
Santa Anna has carried some four States,
almost unanimously. He is reported to
have no opposition.
The Cabinet.—We have waited in vain
authentic confirmation of the Cabinet ap-
pointments. The following is the only item
we gather, from the Picayune, unauthenti-
cated, at that:
Win. L. Marcy, of New York, Secretary
John B. Guthrie, of Kentucky, Secretary
of the Treasury.
Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi, Secretary
James C. Dobbin, of North Carolina, Sec-
retary of the Navy.
John H. McLelland. of Michigan, Secre-
tary of the Interior.
James Campbell, of Pennsylvania, Post-
Caleb Cushing, of Massachusetts, Attor-
It is rumored that President Pierce's Ca-
binet appointments are only temporary, and
will undergo radical changes within a few
T e 1 e g r
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Fatal Frolic—About twenty years ago,
a yuung tteiiUeiuari. remaik.ibie tor .slioiig
neive, was at a parly consisting of a lew
friends, where ghosts and supeiuatuiill
a"ency becam the subject ot conversation.,
AUer a lew remarks by some ot the party,"
the youn0^ gentleman s opinion was asked,
when he firmly declared he had no belief
whatever in such nonsense, and would a?
soon meet a dozen of ghosts as a flock of
sheep, and would no more mind passing a
night in a reputed haunted house than by
" his own fireside. One or two of the party
determined to try his nerve, and one gen-
1 tlemaa in particular offered to wager him a
' dozen of wine that he would be afraid to
' sit up all night with a corpse. He instantly
accepted the bet, provided he was allowed
a fire, a pair of pistols, and a glass of grog,
and his own house being made the scene of
the trial of his nervous laculties. Ihese
terms being agreed to the parties separated,
the next evening being appointed for the
decision of the bet. The time came, and
everything being in readiness—pistols, tire,
and «»rog, the corpse was brought in bv the
party who laid the wager, assisted by a
friend, enveloped in a white Sheet placedi in
a coffin and sat down 111 the middle of the
rotifn 'At this instant the young hero was
called dovfrn from the room to speak to a
3arson upon some trifling busiuess, which
le^insiinUy despatched, and returned up
mm m ^
developments demonstrate it. a sheep ot the , the sales of the three business days have
blackest kind—two other white women al- been limited to 15.000 bales, of which 3000
ready having fallen a prey to his arts! But i have been taken for speculation, and 1000
it may be repeated—what else can be ex- ! for export. Prices have been generally in
pected from an institution like McGrawville favor of buyers, but the principal decline
has been in the middling and lower quali-
ties. The quotation lor tail Orleans is 6 3-8d,
for middling Orleaii* 5 3-4d, and for middling
Uplands neai ly 5 5-8il per pound.
Austria. — An attempt was made on
Tuesday, by a Hungarian, to assassinate the
a p. h i c.
Liverpool, Feb. 23.
There has been only a moderate demand
in the Cotton market here since the depar- .
ture of the Cambria on the 19th inst., and ways be found
" ' * " " It is needless to say anything as to ability
to cut and make Clothing for all shapes and
RANSOM & CO.,
Wholesale and Retail Druggists,
East,Side Public Square, Huntsville, Texas.
BpG leave to direct the attention of the
Physicians and citizens of this section
of country, to the large and well sclectei
stock which they are now opening. The
grea-t demand last season having exhaustei
Their old stockrthey can safely warrant
everything they offer for sale, to be pure
It is well known by dealers, but not gen-
erally known by the profession and people,
that genuine Medicines can scarcely be pro-
cured in the West. Would not many lives
be saved, if physicians wvould only refuse
to purchase the trash, on which the infam-
ous manufacturers are accumulating such
fortunes, at the expense of the lives of GUI'
honest people? It is only by long experi-
ence and close observation that we have
learned to detect the too numerous frauds
practised in the drug business, and we spe
eially invite all who are well versed in
pharmacy to examine our Medicines, that
they may know that what we say is not
130 oz. Quinine, 15 gross Vials,
5 oz Morphia ) 20 galls. Castor Oil,
A.oet. & Sulph. ) 1 bbl. Whale do
65 lbs. Spirit Nitre, 4 mats Cinnamon,_
50 do Aq. Ammon., 50 lbs Spice,-
25 do Blist. Oint., 10 do Rhei. Pulv. E. 1.
4 oz. Strichnir.e, 75 do Ginger,
6 oz. Iodine, 75 do Soda Sup. Carb,,
40 1 bs. Red Lead, 2 doz. bxs Watei Col.,
40 do Black do 50 lbs Chrome Green,
40 lbs. Chrome Yellow, 11 doz. Scotch and
Macaboy Snuff, ^'Lorillard,s.;, 50 lbs. do. in
bladders, 1000 lbs. White Lead. Brushes,
of all k^iiids, Sash Tools, Paper, Ink, Pens,
Perfumery, Powders, Hair Oils, great varie-
ty, Sporige, Essential Oils, Perfumery, Pow-
ders, Trusses, Syringes, Catheters, Pessar-
ies, Breast Pipes, etc., etc.
Patem Medicines of all kinds at manufac-
Ify The above is only a small portion of
what may be seen at our Drug Store, on the
East side of the Square.
March 12, 1853.
DRS. KEENAN & RENTFRO,
THANKFUL for past patronage, respect-
fully inform the public that they ean
always be found at their new office, north-
east corner of the Public Square, /formerly
publishing room of the Presbyterian.)
Huntsville, March 5, '53-3m
• . " notice. 1
WITH many thanks to the people of
the town of Huntsville and vicinity,
for their frequent and varied acts of kindness
heretofore manifested towards me, and for
the confidence reposed in me, I take plea-
sure in informing them that I have again
opened my SHOP, in the brick house south
east corner of the Square, where I can al-
Col lege ?
An Honest Criminal—The Cincinnati
Commeicial has the following:
After the Criminal Couit adjourned, Hen-
ry Mankin, who was on trial during the day
for the murder of Wm. Oiiphant, supposed Emperor of Austria" The attempt was, how-
the sheriff was behind him and went down ever, unsuccessful, the Emperor having es-
into the street with his attorney, where they j raped with no further injury than a slight
parted. He found himself alone—that no wound on the head.
officer had accompanied him. Mankin ^ wide-spread ccnspiiacy has been dis-
went up stairs in search of the deputy sher- CoVerej jn Hungary.
iff, but he had gone. After considerable -phe Austrian Government has issued a
trouble he found that he was eating suppei decree expelling five thousand persons from
in Abram s Hotel. Mr. M. went over and Lombardy, an^ requiring them to leave the
joined those seated at the table. Atter com- territory within twenty hours after its pro-
plaining to the officer for the trouble he had mulgation
been put to he asked tu be taken back. The fi f 00Q „ ; k h
deputy told him to be in no hurry, that he . ' 1
would go over with hire in a few minutes, teen imposed upon Milan, as punishment
It was neaily two hours before Mankin for the late revolt [H w many weeks ?]
could get the officer to take him back. The | T AKe ALBasii.-Hostilities have
forms. Fellow-citizens. I remain, yours re-
spectfully, A. W. O'CONNELL.
Fob 0G. 1653-tf
ALL persons indebted to me on open ac-
count, are requested to call and pay
up, or at once settle by note.
Q^=* The door for ''arrangements" direct-
ly with me will close in six months from
January 1st, 1853. After that time, if my
necessities require, their paper will be
passed off in liquidation Jan 26, 1853.
IENJAMIN S. WILSON
criminal ceitainly deserves great credit for
the honest course he pursued.
been resumod between the Turks and Mo
tenegrins, the propositions of Omer Pasha'
Again we have to acknowledge the re- having been rejected by the Prince Vla-
ceipt ot documents from Senators Houston dik i.
and Rusk. We shall endeavor to lay Gen. British Cabinet.—The Earl of Clarem
Houston's speech on the Texas Debt Bill
before our readers next week.
dou has succeeded Lord John Russell as
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.
john brodie. john brooks.
RODIE & BROOKS having formed
a partnership in the above busi-
ness, most respectfully solicit a con-
tinuance of the public patronage, at their
shop south of the Postoffice, Huntsville.
Having a fine stock of French. Morocco.
Kid, Kip, Calf and other Leathers on hand,
and always manufacturing according to
the most approved styles and latest fashions,
they feel well qualified to guarantee entire
satisfaction to their customers.
Q^=*Repairing etc. neatly and promptly
BLANKS for lawyers,, merchants, and
others, neatly printed al this office.
HUNTSVILLE AND HOUSTON
Tri-Weekly line of Stages.
J. W. BRASH EAR, Contractor.
CONNECTING with the EaB-^.^r-
tern and Western Lines.
from Grand Ecore, La., and San Antonio,
Q^=* Leaves Huntsville, every Monday
Wednesday and Saturday morning; arrives
at Hnntsville, every Sunday, Tuesday j»#yJ
O^p'This Line is now in successful opera-
tion—fine horses, comfortable coaches, and
experienced drivers. Travelers may be
assured no pains shall be spared to ensure
their comfort and convenience.
Agent at Huntsville, Col. L C. Rountree,
" "Houston, Col. T.B.J. Hadley.
July 3, 1852 — ly
Saddle and Harness Manufaetory,
f Sign of the Saddle, ] -
UNDER THE MASONIC HALL,
JJl CH A R D R A W LS wou Id
Huntsville, Anderson, Houston* and
Wasliington Mail Line.
H. M. BLACK would inform,
'» the traveling com muni ty^^^^V..^
that he runs his STAGES twice a week be-
tween ANDERSON and HOUSTON, to
connect with his regular MAIL LINE
between HUNTSVILLE, ANDERSON and
WASHINGTON, leaving Huntsville on
Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays —
Washington, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sun-
days, making the trips in one day. His stock
is excellent, coaches firstrate, and thank-
ful for past favors, he solicits a continuance
of the same. His office in Huntsville is at Col.
Sims' Hotel. o23tf
3. ©. ©.X
Walker Lodge, No. 19, mee's every
Friday Evening, at their Hall, over Kittrell
& Myers' store, at 7 o'clock.
H. L. Binford, Tr.; R. Smither, N. G.;
S. Reed, Sec. J. Myers, V. G.
Huntsville, Feb. 12,-y
SPRING AND SUMMER CLOTHING,
AND DRY GOODS,
JUST ARRIVED FROM NEW YORK.
KAUFMAN & LEVY, East side of Pub-
lic Square, (formerly Shepperd's) have
just received from the above city, and are
now opening a large and handsome variety
of Fashionable Clothing and Dry Goods,
suitable for spring and summer wear, to
which they invite the attention of purchas
ers. Among other articles are the follow-
Fan. Summer Vests
respectfully return thanks]
to the citizens of Walker county
for their liberal support, and requests a con-
tinuance of their patronage.
RAWLS k CRESA1' have rented the
TANVARD formerly occupied by Wy-
brants & Hanchett, and offer the highest
market price for GREEN or DRV HIDES,
New Drug Store.
Sign of the Golden Mortar.
KITTRELL & MYERS,
Wholesale and Retail Druggists.
HUNTSVILLE, Walker County, Texas,
WOULD respectfully inform their
friends and the public, generally,
that they have just received and are now
opening, a fresh assortment of Drugs, Medi-
cines, etc. Their stock is large, and assort-
ment general, comprehending the follow-
ing, iu addition to a long list of other things
too tedious to mention :
Aniseed, Bergamot. Rlark Pepppri Clove,
Cinnamoq, Cmton, Lemon, Linseed, Olive,
Oiiganum, Peppermint. Sassafras, Castor,
Train, Lamp, Wormseed, Cod-liver, Rose-
Vermillion and Venetian Red, Red Lead,
Chrome green and yellow, yellow Ochre,
Spanish Brown, Whiting, Litharge, Lamp-
black, Glue, Ivory Black, Gum Shellac, Ja-
pan and Black Varnish, etc. ~~
Logwood. Indigo, Madder, Blue Vitriol, Co-
chineal, lied Saunders, etc.
Cologne and Rose Water, Shaving Cream.
Almond, lloncy, Variegated, Til-colored,
Military and Guerleon Soaps, Odorous Ex-
tracts, Ox-Marrow, Bear's Oil, Hair Restora-
Brandy, Port and Madeira Wine, Old Mon-
ongahela Whiskey, etc.
Bateman's Drops, Opodeldoc, Godfrey's Cor-
dial, Gray's Ointment, Mustang Liniment,
Brand ret h's, Peters', Spencer's, Beckwith's,
Moffat's and Jayne's Sanative and Fever &
Ague Pills, Daily's Magic and Perry Davis'
Pain Killer; Church's Lotions. John Bull,
Townsend and Sands' Sarsaparilla;Thoaip-
sou's Eye Water, WiStar's Balsam of Wifd
Cherry, Dead Shot, and Fahnestock's Ver-
mifuge, Thorn's Extract, Extract Lemon
and Vanilla, Elixir Rhubarb, Seltzer Aperi-
ent, Seidliiz and Soda Powders, Ayer's Cher-
ry Pectoral, etc.
M ISC EL LANEOUS:
Sup. Pearl .Starch^Adamantine Candles
Young Hyson and Black Tea, Chocolate,To-
bacco, Vinegar, Cigars, Colt's Patent Re-
peaters, Fine Penknives, Gold Pens, Razors,
Blacking, Percussion Caps, Sand Paper,
Whiting, Matches, Waters, Scotch and Ra-
pee Snuffs, etc.
Whitewash, Paint, Blacking, Horse, Tooth,
Hair Brushes, etc.
Call at the sign of the "Golden Mor-
tar." - ol6
Fancy Merino Pants3
Fancy Drill do.
Black Silk do. Fine Irish Linen,
Ginghams, Fancy Prints,
Cottonades, Table Cloths,
Foulards, French Madras,
Undershirts, White and Mix'd Hose
Bleached and unbleached Cotlon. fancy Silk
Cravats, Bareges, while and mixed Socks,
etc., etc., all ot which will be sold cheap for
Huntsville, March 12, *53—if
Come at Last!
THE subscribers having formed a co-
partnership in the business of the
beg leave to inform their friends and the
public generally, that they are now receiv-
ing and opening al their house, the largest
and choicest selection of Groceiies ever
offered in this market, consisting
Bacon Sides, Molasses,
Tomato Ketchup, Fruits and Nuts, assorted,
Wood Ware, Plain and Japaned Tin Ware,
Pickled Oysters, GARDEN SEEDS, etc.
Brandy, Whiskey, Rum, Gin, Peach Brandy,
Sweet and Madeira Wines, Ale, Cider, Vin-
egar, Porter, Claret, Champagne, Lemon
Syrup, Brandy Fruits, Pie Fruits, Cordials,
Candies, Cigars, Tobacco, etc., etc.
The BAR will be supplied at all times
with Choice Liquors, having made arrange-
ments in N. Orleans, Galveston and Hous-
ton to receive fresh supplies regularly.
Our friends and the public are invited to
give us a call. SIMONS & BOWEN.
Attached to the house is a splendid
TEN PIN ALLEY, at which the lovers of
this healthlul recreation can always amuse
Huntsville, March 12, 1853-3m
G . W. RATHER,
HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTER, Paper
Hanger and Glazier, having came to
your town, and desiring to make a perma-
nent home amongst you. would inform the
citizens of Huntsville and the surrounding
country, that if they wish any work done
in my line, I am prepared to do it in the
very best style. 1 feel confident of giving
satisfaction, having been closely confined
to the business sixteen years.
References:—H. Yoakum, H. Binford,
Dr. Ransom, R. N. Ransom, H. Williams.
Huntsville, March 5, '53-6t
The State of Texas, County ot Trinity.
Sarah Slay vs. Daniel Slay, ct al.
Rules and orders ot the County or Probate
Court of said county and State, fit the mat-
ter of the partition and distribution of the
estate of W illiarn W. Slay, deceased.
WHEREAS, Sarah Slav, widow and re-
lict of William W. Slay, deceased,
has tiled two bills in said court, praying for
partition ami distribution of the community
property between said complainant and the
heirs of William W. Slay, deceased, late of
said county and State, who died intestate,
and of which the said William W.Slay, de-
ceased, died seized and possessed, in the
State of Texas, and has charged and al-
leged in said petition that Daniel Slay,
Solomon Slay, Fraukey (or Frances) Slay,
William Slay, James Noah, and perhaps
others, names not known to her, are heirs of
said William W. Slay, deceased, who are
non-residents of the State of Texas, and citi-
zens»of the State of Georgia, so that the or-
dinary process of law camiot be served on
them: it is therefore offered, that publica-
tion be made in the Huntsville Item, a news-
paper published in tho town of Huntsville,
Texas, for four weeks in succession, requi-
ring Daniel, Solomon, Fraukey (or Fiances),
William, James Noah Slay, and the other
heirs unknown, to be and appear before the
eouuty or Probate Court, within and for said
county and State, at the court-house there-
of, in the town ot Sumpter, on Monday, the
28th day of March, 1853, and show cause
why partition and distribution should not
be made of the estate of said William W.
Slay, deceased, in two bills that have been
filed by said complainant, one of which is
for distribution of said estate in the matter
of the administration pro tem., and the other
of the matter of the adminUtration general-
ly, anfl plead answer or demur to said two
bills, otherwise the same will be taken for
confessed as to them, and set down for hear-
ing ex parte, at which time and place a
generai partition and distribution of all .of
trie estate that the said William W. Slay,
deceased, died seized and possessed of, in
the State of Texas, whether real, personal
and mixed moneys, bonds, notes, accounts,
&c., will take place.
In testimony thereof, I, John Johnston,
clerk of the county and Probate Court of
said county and State, have lieieunto set
[L.S.] n»y hand and private seal, (there be-
ing no seal of office.) at office, in Suiqpler,
on this 23d day of February, 1853.
JOHN JOHNSTON, C. C. C., T. C.
By his Deputy, T. G. Dillon.
March 5, 1853-4t Pr. fee $15
LUMBER! LIMBER! LUMBER!
STEAM SAW MILL!
THE subscribers are sawing and have
always on hand Lumber of all sizes
and kinds, at their Steam Saw Mill, one
mile and a half south-eaat of Huntsville,
where they will be always happy to supply
orders to any extent.
Terms — Ct sh :
$1 25 per hundred feet.
KING & BIRDWELL.
Near Huntsville, March 5, l853-6m :aj
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