The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 250, Ed. 1 Wednesday, January 9, 1878 Page: 2 of 4
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Wednesday, J .nnsryO, 1878.
The Fail field Recorder chronicles the
death of another old pioneer, Joseph
Burleson, aged about 80. Mr Burleson
came to Texas in 1832, and took an
active part in the struggles and sf cri
flees of the early settlers and heroes of
the Texas revolution. He was
brother of General Edward Burleson, a
distinguished leader in both the field
and councils of the young republic
Deceased was a good citizen aTd an ex
emplary Christian. The Comanche Chief
A gentleman from the upper counties rs-
por's serious devastation from the recent
heavy rains The Jim Ned and other streams
were swollen higher than lias been known f >r
y»*ars. and the Colorado is said to have been
two feet higher than ever known before.
Farms and ianchos. stork. fences and » v^ry
tnin^ else were inunda.ed and swept away.
In reply to the remark of the Dallas
Herald, that " there is all the difference
ia the world between Goyemor C'0
holding one political office and seeking
another, and Mr. L>mg, the head of a
non-political order, seeking a political
office," the Fort Worth Standard says
We are a* a loss to find out how the holding
of a n'.n political office would r*i qua ifv any
man from holding a political office. We did
not know thar, the holding of or e political of
flee placed the parry in tin i-:e of succession
fcr mother. All the-e things are taught by
the T>allas Herald, which does ro^> think that
Mr. Lang, the head of a non-po'itieal order,
should accept a political office. Will trie Her-
ald exclude the body as well as the head of
the Grangers from political office? Are a man's
political privi:eges and rights to hold pub ic
office Impaired by his connection with a non-
polit'oal order? Lastly, docs the holding of
an office in the latter preclude him from hold-
ing in office in the former?
The Lampasas Dispatch, in reference
to the charge that there was something
crooked in regard to Gov. Hubbard's
draft on J. II. Burnelt & Co , ears:
We have always thought something was
wrong in the manner in which the lease was
ma Jo, but we had hoped that our governor
would come cut with clean hands The charges
are broad, and as yet the explanations are
hardly satisfactory. Nothing but an open
and full vindication will satisfy the people.
We trust that Governor Hubbard will rein-
state himself in public confidence.
TheMineola (Wood county) Flag does
not give Gov. Hubbard even the bent fit
of the doubt. It says :
We shell be gratified to fee Gov. Hubbard
completely vindicated in the pretested note
transaction, but up to this time it looks to us
that the thing bears rather a bad face. There
are too many conflicting explanations of the
The Williamson county Record says :
We hope for the sake of the State cf Texus,
for her honesty and erocd name that the
charges are not true. We a?e no particular
tdnirer of the administration of Gov. Hub
bard or of the governor himself, but while
this is ihe case, we do not propose to charge
him with a matter that we know nothinz
about. We w» re absent from the State when
this matter occu-red, and therefore know but
little about it. We have given to our readers
the cha-gea against the governor, and a^so
given him the benefit of his explanation.
There we are content to let the matter rest
until further developments.
The Marshall Herald, speaking of the
approaching election for governor,
We do not pretend to say who will bepromi
nent when the canvass opens, but we can say
this much: Throckmorton is worthy of any
office within the gift of the people.
The Waxahachie Enterprise says of
the papers that have charged Governor
Hubbard with a violation of official
duty in regard to the $3500 draft:
If it is the object of these papers to defeat
Governor Hubbard in the next convention,
they have certainly adopted a very curious
mode of procedure to *■ ffeet that end Every
charge brought against him wichout the prcof
to back it makes him stronger. We believe
there are other men in Texas better suited
fcrgo\e~nor than R B Hubbard. We shall
advocate the claims of some one of them
when the tim* comes, but we propose, at the
same time, to give the present governor
credit for what he has done for the State and
to urge against him no objection which is no'
worthy of consideration. We again repeat
that, to our mind, there is nothing criminal in
the acts of Governor Hubbard in re'ation to
the matter above referred to.
The Paris North Ttxan descants as
We have conversed with a number cf the
people of thi-» county durlrg ihe last two
weeks on the subject of the next election, and
find them almost a unit in favor of Hon. J. W.
Throcknaortan for the next governor of
Tcxa^. Should thi? distinguished gentleman
consent to mike the race his success will be
a sweeping one. We are of the opinion that
as long as Mr. Lang at the head of the
Grange in Texas, he ought not to become a
politician. As a Granger he can never be
elected governor, and as a politician he ought
not to be a leader of this non-political order.
If Mr. Lane has any thought of becoming a
candidate for governor, the meeting of the
State Gra» ge, only a few days off. will afford
him an opportunity of resigning the position
he now holds.
The Brazos Pilot scouts the charge
that the draft drawn some months ago
by Gov. Hubbard on his commission
merchants at Galveston, J. H. Burnett
6c Co., had some improper connection
with the temporary lease of the peni-
tentiary to Burnett & Kilpatrick; and
There is not, to our minds, (after reading
ali that has been published.) even such ap
pearance of probability in the tftuir as to
tarnish in the s'ightest degree the reputation
of any of the parries to the transaction. It
is well enough to «can c omely the official acts
of a'l public officers, h'gh and low, but
charges and insinuations of so grave and
serious a nature should not bo made without
clear and reliab'e evidence. In this case,
nothing worthy of the name of evidence has
been adduced to support the charge.
The Banham News goes back of this
transaction for matters with which to
charge Gov. Hubbard, and says:
When Mr Hubbard as presiding officer of
the Senate gave hi. casting vote in favor of
taxing the people of Texas to th^ amount of
$3. 700,000 as a donation to the International
Railroad Company, our confidence in his in-
tegrity as a politician was at once and for-
ever annihilated. This iniquitous bill—thanks
to th<s unswerving honesty of Governor Coke
—never became a law; and even if it had, the
people of Texas would lave resisted with
Jor ;e and arms if necessary the monstrous
ass iraption that they had ever invested the
Legi lature with power and authority to reach
ao^n into the pockets cf the tax-payers for
the purpose of withdrawing their hard earn-
ings and transferring them to the coffers of a
railr- ad cor poration Nevertheless, this damn-
able crime against human rights was com-
plete, s > far as Mr. Hubbard was concerned,
when he gave that casting vote. He did all
in his power to saddle this odious burden upon
us. In our opinion, no man guilty of compli-
piiy in that outrage is worthy to occupy the
gubernatorial chair. Having decided upon
this ground that Mr. Hubbard's re-election is
a calamity to be averted, it is neither neces-
s \ry nor proper for us to shut our eyes to the
minor peccadilloes which may crop out dur-
ing the time he holds the gubarnatorial chair
by the accident of Gov. Coke's election to the
Possibly the time may come when
there will be as much complaint against
the bill which actually passed, with
Gov. Coke's approval—exempting the
property of the International from
taxes, while everything else is taxed—
as there would have been against the
defeated bill. Already towns are in
existence with all the lots exempt frcm
taxes, and demanding that the improve-
ments should also be exempt under this
The Sherman Courier ' 'is not yet
ready to take part in any gubernotorial
slate-making, but it wants to see justice
done all its worthy men, and above all
the best men for place."
The Pilot Point Herald says:
Gov. Hubbard has. since his inauguration,
given evidence of the highest qualities of
statesmanship, and ha** done nothing but
what any honorable, conscientious official
should have done in discharging the duties of
his lvgh t ffice, and when not only his private
character, but his character as a public offi-
cial. is thus wantonly assailed and defamed,
there should be some means to punish the
parcv thus ofTending. If the party making the
charge were not so contemptible, so utterly
beueath the notice of a gentleman, we would
rejoice to see Gov. Hubbard t-ike atrip to
Galveston for the purpose of breaking his vi-
The San Antonio Herald expresses
itself as follows :
The papers are still harping on the charges
mad* by a Galveston paper that Gov. Hub-
bard had receiv-d a consideration of $3000
from the penitentiary contractors for some
supposed benefit derived from this official po-
sition. Tbe governor, too, we are sorry to
sav. condescends to explain in a long letter.
Matters hav* come to a pretty pass in Texas
when public officials are to have charges
made upon them having no foundation, have
their private individual hff tirs parad d to the
world, be hounded and baited lite a bull, and
be daubed all over with mud, simp y that ri-
val aspirants for their places may have a
showing for success. 1 he honor of the State
is involved with that of her governor, and the
p irerthat. aspersed the fame of so high an
official without sufficient c-iuse, insulted the
sovereign people of Texas, and shou'd be in-
stantly snuffed out.
—There is very little point to those
jokes about Cleopatra's needle.
—Flora Temple won so many races it
is hard to keep track of I hem.
—Eizeroum can't, be entirely cut off,
or it would fall by the laws of gravita-
— •' Conkling is an expert with small
swords."—N. Y. Herald. That explains
why he looked daggers at Gordon.
—A traveler says he never sausage a
vast numbar of dogs as there are in San
—General Hood is again the happy
parent of twins. Isn't tliis almost two
—General Badeau has lost his rank in
the regular army—and the worst is the
j-rcy is not insured.
—Brigham Young's widows are not
f >rgetting him at all, but they are for
getting new husbands with as little de-
lay as possible.
—A San Antonio man, whose premises
are irfested with cats, has named his
dog "Curiosity," he having heard that
" curiosity " once killed a cat."
—A Shreveport bmking house has
suspended, and the feeling of suspense
is rapidly spreading among the dc
—Lambert, who was convicted of be
ing a bank president, has been Tefused
a new trial, but will get a new suit—a
striped one, at that.
—Upwards of a million persons are
engaged in raising tobacco, not count
ing the boys who have swallowed their
—Is there any such place as a hell?—
Ex. As a preliminary question, the
future postoffice address of organ grind
ers and Thomas cats should be aseer
—The American (?) citizens who mur!
dered Howard and his companions
should present the United States officer
who made 20 miles a day on a forced
march with a complimentary horses
saldle and bridle—silver mounted.
—Notwithstanding the gloom caused
by the absence of Cortina, there was a
good deal of hugging and hobnobbing
between Gringo and Greaser officers at
Canales's love-feast at Matamoros the
other day. It's a pity Cortina was nol
there. Squeezing a Gringo is his strong-
hold. Hurry up with that wash basin !
—Gen Hatch reports confidence is
bjing restored at El Paso, but no
mention is made of the restoration of
the good^, etc., of the murdered Amer
icans. Those who hive lost any confi
dence should call on the general.
Yokohama, Dec. C.—The chief po-
litical topic is the revision of the
treaties with a view to the resumption
of the control of the customs and
tariff departments and of the exclusive
coasting trade by Japan. The desires
of this government have been fuliy
communicated through the Japanese
envoys to the foreign powers, and the
negotiations to effect these objects will
be mainly conducted in the western
capitals. To superintend these Same-
sima Naonoba, now vice minister for
foreign affairs, will sail for Europe in
January. His position will be Minister
to Paris and censor of the Japanese
diplomatic corps abroad. His actual
duty will be, however, to watch over
the revision of the existing treaties.
No proposals relating to extra territo-
rial jurisdiction to be submitted. If
the control of the tariff is restored to
J^pan, export duties will be abolished
and new ports opened.
The national exposition at Yoko-
hama closed November 30th, with im-
posing ceremonies by the emperor and
highest officiate of state, after one hun-
dred days of uninterrupted succes3.
The United States ship Tennessee
sailed, December 4tb, from Yokohama,
on a homeward voyage. The officers
were entertained at a brilliant ball
given by the community, December 3
The massive iron railway bridge over
the Rokugu river, constructed for the
use of the Tokio and Yokohama line,
at an estimated cost of three hundred
and twenty thousand dollars, was open-
ed for traffic November 27;h.
The Russian minister, Dastruve, has
gone home on a short leave of absence.
A New Idea In Commerce.
The subjeat of establishing permanent
trade exhibitions in the leading com
mercial centers of the world has en
gaged the attention of the prominent
merchants and manufactures in various
sections of the country. Such exhibi-
tions, according to the statement of a
German paper, will soon be established
in Hamburg and London by German
merchants. The plan has been submit-
ted to French merchants also, and Fir-
min Dufoure, of New York, has ad
dressed a circular upon the subject to a
number of firms in that city. M Dufoure
states that American manufacturers
find great difficulty, and incur much ex-
pense in bringing their goods to the
notice of purchasers abroad. He sug-
gests the establishment, under control
of the different Chambers of Commerce
and Boards of Trade, of an internation-
al exhibition, where samples of price
lists of products and manufacturesmiy
()h displayed. The exhibition should
embrace also the functions of an ex
change for the purchase and sale of
goods on commission. Such a system
of conducting foreign trade, he claims,
would give it great impetus and remove
all uncertainty and risk.
The Hempstead Messenger predicts that im-
provements in Belleville will henceforth be
he order of the day. The excellent example
set by Mr. W. I.. Springfield will be followed
during the coming spring and summer by
others, and capacious business houses will
rear their attractive fronts. The fxtension
of the G. and S. F. railroad is ascertain as
any future event can be. Before the summer
solstice makes its advent, the shrill voice ^ of
the steam whistle will awaken the slumbering
echoes of our rich valleys and plains, and
stimulate our people with new energy. Bell-
ville has a future, and after a long, undisturb-
ed Rip Van Winkle uap, we believe a very
Bryan Pilot: The following are the officers
electel for Bryan Lodge No. TO, I. O. O. F.,
for the ensuin» term : F. A. Tauluian, N. G ;
W. B Morse, V. G.: J. N. Henderson, R. S.;
D. Mike, T.; Dr. A. J. Platner, representative
to Grand Lodge. The R. W. Grand Lodge and
Grand Encampment, I. O. O. F., hold their
sessions in the city of Austin on the first Mon-
day, the 4th of February.
Henrietta Journal: Capt. E. F. Ikard enter-
tained Gen. McK-nzie, officers, and invited
euests, last Thursday night, by a social hop.
Toe affair passed off very pleasantly A
portion of the 10 h colored regiment will pass
through town, on their way to «"ort Sill in a
few days Henrietta has never had tush a
quiet Christmas as the one just passai Clay
county has more than doubled its population
during the pasttwo >ears Ann coolly and
delireritely walkod into the clerk's office,
Saturday morning, warmed itself and stepped
out, after being the scurco of considerable
Fairfield Recorder: Many persons have
availed themselves of the cold weather this
week to kill ho* 8. We learu that fresh pork
is selling at five cents.
GRATSON C HINTY
A Grayson county farmer has planted 3C0
acres in rye.
A correspondent of the Chief reports that
wheat is looking better now than it has for five
years pist. Our farmers aro breaking land
preparatory to another crop.
DENT N COUNTY
Monitor: The Grangers elected Captain A.
Cruise delegr-t-i to represent the Denton coun-
ty Grangers in the S'a'e Grange There
were nine hucdr?d people in the District Court
room Chris-mas eve, to witness the distribu-
tion of presents, hear the singing, and have a
good time generally 'Ihe largest and lattest
hog we evr had the pleasure of seeing is the
property of Mr. W. I.. McFall, who, with his
interestirg family, resides in the southwest
corner of thecoun'y. Tnishog is a thorough-
bred Berkshire, and will nuke near:y six hun-
dred pounds ntt pork, and is only two years
Comanche Chief: Dr. McDowell, who came
up from Hamilton yesterday, informs us that
a few days ago Deputy Sheriff Horton. of
Hamil'on. assisted by Frank Hanna, arres'ed
G. W. H. Martin, about tweniy or twenty five
miles from Hamiiton, on Bennett's creek, for
complicity in ihe Ham land swindle. Martin
ran away from his house fend was tun down
aad captured, and he req Jested the officers to
allow him to go back to his house and get
some chill medicine, whereupon the tinkers
consented and ihey went back with him.
After he had gotten into his house he took
from a shelf over the door a bottle and drank
from it. which proved to bs strjehnine, and
resulted in his nea'h
Star: It is estimated that about fifteen thou-
sand feet of lumber are sold daily in Terrell.
...Hardly a drunken man wps seen on the
streets of Terrell during the holidays.. .Three
or four weeks ago a man giving his name a -
R. W Johnson wro'e to Skinner & Sto.-ie, of
Galveston, stating that h-- had a la-ge quanti-
ty of cotton under his control, and a^ked the
best terms the house could give him. Mr. H
N. H ft^r, agent f jr Skinner <£ Stone, happen-
ed to ba in Galveston at the time, and the let-
ter was placed in his hands, with instructions
to look into the matter as soon a-i he returned
to Kiufman county. Accoidtngly he visited
Forney, and meeting the gentleman in q :es-
lion, asked him concerning the co ton, and
his confused manner led Mr. Hoffar to at once
conclude ihat there was * a bug under that
chin,11 and he so advised his house. Johnson
had disposed of eiaht bales, he said, end the
tc iif.inder was over on the Central In tte
mean time he had been earnestly at work in
other directions, and had shipped two car
loads of cotton to John D. Rodgers &
Co., of Galveston, or had forged bills of
lading to this effect, from Elmo. He asked
an advance of two thousand dol ars
From some cause Mr. Rogers, suspectiag that
there might be something wron^c, telegraphed
t > Mr. Gu se, the agent :*l Elmo, asking ic the
cotton had been shipped. Learniog that i'
had not, he immediately informed Chief of
Police Owens, who came on the first train to
Terrell. A decoy package, marked $2000, was
sent by express,"as per Mr. Johnson s request,
and Mr. Owens was to be at the express office
and take charge of the accused when he got
the package. Johnson came down on the
train from Forney and prcceeded at once to
the express office, and asked for the money
piekage. Owens stepped up and told the
ag nt to let him have the mo ley. saying that
he would identify him as Mr. John- on, but
Johnson didn't particularly need the money
just i hen, and started for the door, but the
cbief kept pace with him, and finally carried
him before Ju-tice Self. A pist A and about
ninety dollars were found on his person. A
thorough examination left i o doubt of the
prisoner's guilt, and he was required to give
bond, cn ihe two charges, in the sum of $1500;
fai'ing in which, he was sent to jail at Kauf-
man Since his arrest, it has b-en ascert ained
that he forged a couple of bills of lading on
Lawrence. He c'aims that his name is lnos.
J. Morgan; but there are parties here who say
his name is White, and that he once taught
t c:.oj! at Winsboro, Upsher county.
Giddings Lone Star: Dr. P. T. Clatk was
elected mayor last Wednesday... Pork finds
little sale at 4 cents The "heavy tax" is
the universal cry No drunks or fights dur-
ing the holidays Our town has been quite
lively this week The following officers
were elec ed for the esuing term Giddings
Lodge. 401, K. of H.: Ja*. h. Fry, dictator;
S W. Noble, V. D.; M. G Keylich, Asst. D.; F.
Keylicb, T.; G. H. Porter, F. R ; S. R. Carc-
thers, reporter; F. Burger, guide; Jno. T.
Howe, guardian; F. Hoffman, sentinel.
Di9patch: The pub ic schools in Lampasas
county, as a general thing, are doing well
1 Most of them are through; soma are in full
blast, and others are yet to begin .... The Itis
patch, reports the drowning of Mr. O-car
A itche-, in the Colrra 'o river at McAnaily's
crossing, on the morning of New Year's Day.
Some wagoners from San Saba county,
hauling corn from v\ iiliamson county ii. pass
ing through town got too much whisky. One
ot them named Charley Cowen, riding by his
team, fell f rom his horse and the wsgon roiled
over him, causing his immediate death
Wheat is looking very fine in this county ar.d
it no accident befall it we will have fine crops.
Corn is now worth about forty cents
Pork is selling on the s-reets at from $4 M) to
$5 per hundred. ..Mr. Hughes's mill-dam was
broken by the late rains, aud about twenty
f-et washed away.
From September 1, 1877, up to January 1,
1578, as per books of the railroad agent here,
Waco shipped 35 74 ) bales cotton.
News: Another fatal shootiug affair occurred
in our county last Sunday, Mr. Lewis H. Rus-
sell being the unfortunate victim, at the hands
of Mr. Reuben Crawford. Russell had ridden
over to Crawford's hou-e to complain about
his hogs being dogged Angry words were
passed, and perhaps something in the wav of
a fight, when Crawford got his gun and fired
upon Russell, who wag just outside of the
yard gate. Several sho's passed through Rus-
sell's b djr, and his wounds were pronounced
fatal by hi- physician, though at last accounts
he was still living
Corsicana Observer: The following officers
of Cor.lcat.a Lodge, No. 63, I. O. O. F. were
elected for the ensuing ye-r: Rev James
Mackey, Noble Grand; Capt. F.J.Barrett,
V.ceGrand; A. Sutherland, Treasurer; Dr W.
J- W. Kerr, Representative to Grand Lodge.
....Another installment of the N. J. colonr
arrived on Sunday at Rice Col. Sayer, the
Secretary of the colony, wiilstart Noith some
day this week after h-s family and the bal
ance of the colony which he designs bringing
on here some titn* during the present month,
RED RIVER COUNTY.
Clarksvi le Times: The creeks and bayous
were all swimming last week Ice and frost
Tuesday and Wednesday Very little cotton
in this week, owing to the wretched condition
of the roads and from the fact that the price
of cotton is always depressed for a short time
after the holidays Our merchants say that
the business done by thfcm this past year is
th^ largest for a number of years. The cot-
t >n market has been kept up and the price of
goods has been kept down, and both together
have kept the traoe here.
Correspondent i t Gi mer Democrat: This is
a broken, hilly country, well adapted to stock-
ra sing, while the valleys are very productive.
One thing jou must b;ar in mind, that all
who farm it out here must provide ladders or
other means oi ascent and descent to their
farms below or their dwellings above. The
hills are very abrupt and would doubtless suit
many tastes but we prefor old Kaufman to
anything that we have seen as yet. Game
and rocks are plenty, so are fish.
SMITH C jUNTY.
Tyler Democrat: We believe the people of
Smith county generally, and the farn ers es
pecially, are financially in betttrcondition to
day than they have been at the opening of
any year since the war.
Correspondent of the Clarksville Times:
Shelby county is rapidly improving in almost
every respect. New lands are cleared up aud
brought icto cultivation-lands that will
p oouce, when properly cultivated, from S5 to
50 bushels of corn and from one to two thou-
sand pounds of seed cotton per acre. Har
vesting is now over, and farmers are gener-
a ly satisaed as to the yield of corn and pota-
toes, peas, etc., but the cotton crop has been
unsatisfactory, not being much more than
half the amount raised and gathered that was
made last year. It has found its way into va-
rious markets—some to Shreveport, some to
Henderson, some to Galveston, by way of
Henderson and Sabine river.
The Grand Lodge, I. O. O. F., State of Tex-
as, convenes at Austin, Feb. 4. Half ratal
will be given over all the railroads.
Gilmer Democrat: Sterling Carroll Hart, a
young man and citizen of Upshur county,
raised during the ^ ear 1S77, on land that had
be- n in cultivation thirty years, fifty bushels
of corn to the acre.
The receipts of cotton at Mineola, from Sep-
tember 1st to January 5th, were 8338 bales
A. P. Shuford, Esq., died in Quitman on the
Br. W. K, Lewis furnishes the Banner with
the following statement for the week ending
Thursday, the 4th inst.: Net receipts 190, ship-
ments 453, stock on hand 1636, total receipts
17.202. Freight to New York, $1 40 per 100
pounds, rail rrute.
Hempstead Courier: Hempstead has been
fu 1 of tramps during this week Mr. Rcbt.
Key, one of the largest and most successful
planters in Waller county intends to quit
raising cotton. He informs us that he will
not plant an acre this year The following
officers of the Knights of Honor were in-
stalled last Tuesday: R. R. McDade, Dictator;
W. T. Andrews, Vice Dictator; J. K. Young,
Assistant Dictator; H. L. Rankin, Reporter;
R. C. Watson, Fin. Reporter; W. E. Howth,
Guide; J. Blassingame, Chaplain; A. J.
Feagin, Sentinei; I G. Przedmoiskl, Guar-
dian; w . F. Harper, Treasurer; W. P, Cole,
Past Dictator; W. P. Cole R. C Watson, R. R.
McDade. Trustees; W. P. Cole, Representa-
tive to the Grand Lodge; R. W. Crawferd,
Chronicle: We have never seen finer winter
rains than we are having in this part of Texas
this winter On last Sunday night a Mexi-
can woman near Graytown killed a man at
her house. The wom»n stated that on the
night before sihe was roused from her sleep by
three men at her door demanding to be ad-
mitted. On her refusal to open the door, one
of the men bursted it open with a billet of
wood, and, as he did so, she fired on him with
a pistol held in her hand. The ball crashed
through the brain of the man who attempted
to force an entrance. The jury, aftei hearing
these facts, justified the woman in her act.
Her name was Tomasa Gonzales, and the
name of her victim was Famayne Carabajal,
who is represented as having always borne a
very bad character throughout the country.
Rcind Rock Headlight: At a meeting of
the I. O O F at th-.ir hall on Moodav night
the following officers were chosen: J. F. Har-
ris, N. G ; S Juda. V. G ; G. W Dav.s R. S.;
H. A. Christie. P. S.; W. W. Smith, treasurer;
J W. Christian, reprcs n'ative to the Grand
Lodge; V.il. bolin, alteri a e.. The shipment
of cotton for the season of 1876 amounted to:
September. 346; October, 1100 bales; Novem-
ber, 92H bales; December, 612 bales; Janu-
ary, 307 bales, aggregating 3.D4 bales
For the past season of 1877 there were ship-
ped for the month ef September, 903 bales;
Octobfr. 2i75 bales; November, 28S2 baits;
December, 958 bale?, with an aggregate of
71i4 bales Thus it proves that over double
the a-inunit of bales came here for the second
season's trace, and the inference natural y
follows, our next crop proving an average,
that another doublet may be set down for our
embryo'.ic city Quarrymen are now en-
gaged in large numbers near Georgetown, un-
eirthing and hauling the large stone to the
court house site for the new structure. The
excavations for th« foundation have been
made deep into the eartn and huge stone and
cement are unit» tl to form a'foundation for
the ponderous walls. The work will be com-
pleted by September next The officers
elect of the I O. O F. of Georgetown for the
present term are: E E. Taylor, N. G.; J. R.
McCormicV, V. G.; M. E Steele, P. Secretary;
Levi Pennington, Rec. Secretary; T. B. Geha-
gan, Treasurer. J. A. Dean, Representative to
the Grand Ledge, and E. Sampson alternate.
A DARK STOHY.
Grant's " Oil to Klihwoml" Obar-
ace'lzed as Innoldlerllu ©, I"u-
•tatcMiiaulike, and Ketiulted In
Hie IJunei'exgary Squandering or
New York World: It is now more
commonly believ. d than tcknowledged
i hat the campaign which b:*gan with the
advance of the Army of the Potomac,
under General Grant, May 3, 18G4, was
unsoldie. like and unstatesmmlike, and
resulted only in the squandering of
cosily human lives. Even the ultimale
success at Appomattox has never re-
conciled the country to that awful se-
ries of battles, lost aad hopeless flank-
ing marches through which cur army
was moved from the Rapidae to the
James, bi.filad by a foe it outnumbered
three to one, and leaving on its bloody
way as many men as L e commanded
Those who have looked at even's
with the purpose of fiuding their
true meaning, and not with the
design of interpreting them to
tit partisan theories, long ago per-
ceived that the transfer of the army of
ihe Pe-tomac to the Jimes was a con-
fession on the part of Gen. Grant thst
tli3 overland route was a failure, and a
vindication of the soundness of Gen.
McClellau'a original plans for the cap-
ture of the rebel capital and the over
throw of the rebellion. When Grant
departed from the course of McClellan,
he met wi h disaster; when he put him-
self in McCkllan's footsteps, he met
with success. The superiority of the
former as a fighting soldier has gener
ally been cojcedcd, but '.he superiority
of the latter in strategy i> beginning to
be acfcnow'ed£ed, aid, as a couse
quence, the r'ghtecusn ss of his quar-
rel with the administration which rc
C-tlled him from R chmond and insiste 1
upon direct advance from Washington.
These are themes which now have
chicfly a histor'cal interest, but a
statement made by some Reminiscences
of the Civil V/iir, contributed by
General Richard Taylor, one of the
foremost of ills Confederate command
ers, to the current number of the North
American Review, revives them as if by
the incantation of a wizard. It puts
them also, we are sorry to say, in anew
and most paii fal "light. Every bedy
knew that either the administration or
its chosen general blundered in the un-
fortunate campaigu in the Wilderness,
but fesv have supposed that the respon
sibility of either went any further.
Gen. Taylor now clears the military
reputation of Grant by an assertion that
involves the administration in down-
right crime. He itates that the over-
land campaign was adopted in the face
of Grant's explicit declaration that it
would involve the sacrifice oi one hun-
dred thousand more human lives.
These are his words:
"After the battle of Ohicknmauga,
in 1803, Gen. Grant was promoted to
the command of the armies of the
United States and called to Washing-
toe. In a conference at the war office
between him, President Lincoln and
Secretary Stanton, the approaching
campaign in Virginia was discussed.
Grant said the advance on Richmond
should be made by the James river. It
was replied that the government re-
quired the interposition of an army be-
tween Lee and Washington, and would
not consent at that late day to the adop
tion of a plan that would be taken by
the public as a confession of previous
errors. Grant observed he was indif-
ferent as to routes, but if the govern-
ment preferred its own—so often tried
— to the one he suggested, it must be
prepared for the additional loss of one
hundred thousand men. The men
were promised, Grant accepted the gov-
ernment plan of campaign and was
supported to the end. The above can
be well authenticated, and I have no
doubt of its correctness."
This is certainly a horrible story.
The immolation of one hundred thou-
sand men to avoid a confession of error
on the part of an administration
matches anything in the annals of the
most despotic governments on earth.
To believe that the long agony which
the nation endured in 18G4 was borne to
make good the blunders of civilians in-
volves so much that is revolting that
nothing but the reputation of the sol-
dier who vouches for the tale cou!d
make us entertain it. Gen. Taylor ex-
pressly aud significantly says'that it
came to him on good authority. No
authority for such an accusation can
be good which is less than that of one
of the men directly concerned. Presi-
dent Lincoln was dead before Gen. Tay-
lor came North after the war. Edwin
M. Stanton was probably capable of the
atrocious calculation charged, but he is
not likely ever to have had an oppor-
tunity of communicating it to General
Tiiylor. There remains, therefore, but
one source from which it could have
reached General Tayloi. This consecr-
ation will make our readers shudder
with us at the probability of its truth.
Tlie Precious Metals.
Welb, Fargo & Co.'s statement of the
production of the precious metals in
the States and Territories west of the
Missouri river, including British Co-
lumbia and the west coast of Mexico,
during 1877, shows an aggregate yield
of ninety-eight and a half millions, be-
ing an excess of seven and a half mil-
lions over 1876, the greatest previous
annual yiield. California gives fifteen
and a quarter millions of gold and a
million and a quarter of silver. Nevada,
$400,000 gold and $44,320,000 silver
bullion. This so called silver bullion,
however, is about 45 per cent. gold.
California, also, gives a million and
three quarters base bullion, and Nevada
six and three-quaiter millions of the
same, which contains about 28 per cent
eold. Arizona gives for the year
$2,390,000, of which $123,000 is gold
and half a million in silver bullion, and
the balance base ores and base bullion.
The exports of silver from San Fraii-
cisco to India, China and the Straits are
given approximately at $19,000,000.
NOTES AND OPINIONS.
New York Evening Post: Nice
United States Senators are natives of
Ohio—Senators Dorsey, Yoorhees, Mc-
Donald. Allison, Plumb, Windom.
Jones, Sharon and Matthews, and all
are silver inflationists. This argues
that the influence of the Ohio atmos-
phere in decomposing political morals
must have set in early.
New York Public: Those who cate
for the national honor look instinctive-
Iv to Senators Conkling, E Imunds and
Blaine. Would i» not be a sure vindi-
cation of old-time Republicanism, if the
shrewd and keen leadership of such men
should save the nation form dishonor?
They have the opportunity. More than
once they have prevailed by trained
skill in a cause not as good. The coun-
try will forget many errors in them if
they have the wit to make the Senate
Chamber the tomb of repudia'ion.
Cleveland Herald: The sodner the
Administration agrees upon some test
of qualifications in the appointment of
Consuls abroad, the sooner will it be
rid of a swarm of applications based
on ill health, sore eyes, desire for trav-
el, rest, recreation, and payment as
ward politicians for political services
that would be amply compensated by
some modest clerkship. If such appli-
cints insist upon a more confpicuous
and shining position, send them to trim
the lamps and keep them burning in
the lighthouses along the coast Do
anything but send them abroad.
Chicago Times : When Lord Roscoe
had wt n the first round in his great
fight with Hayes for the champion's
belt in 1880, a sagacious Confederate
brigadier remarked that Conkling had
already got command of the road to the
White House. %nd the Bourbons had no
more sense than to let him keep it.
There was a great deal of unexpressed
truth in the remark, which showed on
the part of the observer a good under-
standing of the infinite stupidity which
makes up the greater part of the Bour-
bon character. But a little sense seems
for the time being to have been forced
into the Bourhon brain by the Chandler
manifesto That malignant and men-
dacious deliverance discloses the Conk-
ling programme so distinctly that not
even the stupidest man can fail to un-
derstand that it looks to the mak-
ing of a new contest upon the
old animcsities of the war, and a
renewal of sectional strife between
norih and south to forward the am-
bitious aims of Mr. ConkHng. Of
course this must mran a " solid South "
arrayed against Mr. Conkling and his
bloody-shirt party; and this is what
Mr. Con&ling means it shall moan. His
idea is that, with New York secure, he
can tike the presidency without the aid
of a single Southern commonwealth.
Flis idea is that by pointing Northern
prejudices to a " solid South," hostile
to negro dominion and carpet-bag
thieving, he can " fire the Republican
heart" to a degree of intensity that will
take Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin and Illi-
nois out of the list of doubtful commor-
wealtlis In New Yoik, what could
not be gained by inflaming old and new
prejudices against a " solid South," nor
by the potency of custom-hfiuse cor-
ruption, he would expect to gain by
consequence of Bourbon svmpatby with
malignant assaults upon HayfS and his
" title " to the presidential oflic3.
Chicago Tribune : The missile hurled
bv the " Implacahles " in the shape of
William E. Chandler's statement, which
they expected to act as a bombshell,
has proved to be a fizzle. There was
scarcely any explosion, and nobody has
been hurt. The only attention this
document has excited has been in the
shape of derision, the exposure of the
conspiracy that lies behind it, or a
denial of everything it contained in the
way of specific allepa'ion. Mr. Chand-
ler's personal motive for actiug as the
tool of the sorehesd politicians was not
merely to gratify his own spite at being
snubbed by the administration, but also,
it Is said, to leach out for the United
States Senatorship in New Hampshire.
There is an indication that he has
missed fire in this direction as well as
others, and the New York Times re-
ports that h's "statement" will find
110 more sympathy in New Hampshire
than it has found elsewhere The real
purpose, of which Chandler's document
is but one link in a chain, hcrg been
generally !apprehended, viz: an effort
to force President Hayes into the Demo-
cratic party, by compelling him to
look to that party alone for sym-
pathy and support, unless he shall
consent to resign himself to the dic-
tation of a certain clique of politicians
who have vainly sought thus far to con-
trol him. It may be that ih? scorn and
condemnation with which the Chandler
manifesto has be< n received will induce
the men who p-ompted him to ietu-i it
to abandon the policy of which it was
designed to b^. the forerunner; this
would leave Chandler to carry alore
the odium of the slanders and misrepre-
sentations to which he has given circu-
lation, and it would not indicate much
bravery or honor on the part of those
who had prodded him on only to desert
him. Nevertheless, Chandler himself
is a very insignificant person ; he was a
willing tool in doing the dirly work,
and he might be left to his fate without
much remorse on the one side or com
misera'ion on the other, while the gen-
tlemen who may be said to b3 his prin-
cipals, will find it the part of wisdom
not to push their warfare to the ex
tremity of losing the present adminis-
tration for the Republican party, or giv-
ing the Democratic partv the prestige
and advantage of sustaining it in its
noblest work, viz : the purification
and systematiz ation of the public ser-
Atlanta Constiution: Nast, the coto
rious, has a cartoon in the last issue of
Harper's Weekly representing General
Gordon in a hostile attitude with two
dueling pistols in one hand and a
waiter with cups of coffee in the other.
In front of him is a large shield on
which is written in bold letters:
" Son thtrn Honor." "The Conciliated
and Pacified Southern Powder Maga
Z'ne;" and at the bottom the coat of
arms of the State of Georgia. The pic-
ture is surrounded with mottoes pe-
culiar to Nast. We are satisfied that
the misrepresentation of Gen. Gordon's
character in this picture will be of
great service to him with those who
are acquainted with him. It may serve
the purpose of all Nast's pictures—to
make the North hate the South—to
create bitterness towards the Southern
people. It will also have the effect to
endear Gen. Oordon to our people, be
cau?e it not only misrepresents him,
but is a slander on all the people of the
South. It is an easy thing for a cow-
ard to taunt a brave man, and call him
a bully. But those who are ready to
use their talents to ridicule a fallen foe
on every occasion, are more despicable
than even a coward, who taunts a brave
man when he is paid to do it, and who
takes care to use his venomous sho's
only when secure from danger. The
South has been made s >1 id by such con-
duct on the part of the Noitbern press.
It may be entertaining to the people
there, but it is useful to us, because it
keeps us together.
The matter of recovering the balance
remaining to the Southern Confederacy
in the Bank of England was agitated
some years ago, and the representatives
of the .British government then ex-
pressed themselves as perfectly willing
to turn the money over to the United
States if tLis country would assume
the Confederate liabilities to British
subjects. As the balance is only some
twelve or thirteen millions, and the
liabilities nearly a hundred millions,
the proposition was respectfully de-
clined. The law officers of our gov-
ernment have concluded that there is
no use of entering into a litigation in
which they are sure to lose, but our
failure to take up the matter adds over
twelve million dollars to the Bank of
England's funds. The Southern Con-
federacy is defunct, the United States
government will not sue for it, and
therefore it is clear gain to the great
financial institution of Great Britain.
Fernando Wood, who is chairman
of the Committee on Ways and Means,
does not favor the proposed reduction
of the internal revenue tax on whisky
and tobacco, and it is said he is op-
posed to the revival of ihe old income
tax, a tax which managed to catch poor
men with fijed salaries and allowed
speculators and bondholders to go free.
Said Smith to his housekeeper, " Has
the new drummer got as much brass as
the old one?" "Oh, yes, sir. he's one
of the real old-fashioned dcor-knockers
of our daddies."
Cotton Seed Association
NEW ORLEAN3, Jan. 1, 1878.
The undersigned have
this day reorganized the N. O. Cotton Seed
Association for the purpose of procuring Cot-
ton Seed for their respective Mills.
UNION < IL. COMP ANY
CRESCENT CITY OIL COMPANY.
A. A. MAGINNIS- SONS.
PLANTERS' OIL COMPANY.
BIENVILLE OIL WORKS COMPANY.
LOUISIANA OIL COMPANY".
M. II. SIIE PAR I),
Purchasing A«ent for the State of Texas.
G. f. STREET, manager*
Branch Office at Houston, Texas. ja9 2w
The HOP and RAFFLE to have taken place
AT CASINO HAUj ON MONDAY NIGHT,
has been postroned until SATURDAY NIGHT,
12 h, at 8 o'clock. ^Tickets, without chance in
the Haffi \ 50c. ja9 lt»
rpHE UNDERSIGNED HEREBY
gives notice to his creditors that he will be
found at his residence on
AVENUE L, BET. 26TH AND 27TH STREETS,
FHOM 10 A. M TO 12 M ,
to settle all outs anding indebtedness.
Galveston, Jan 8, 1878. j%9 bi*
All persons are warned
not to trade for two checks drawn by J,
H. Simpson, cf Colurabu?, Tex., on City Bank
of H )U»ton, both originally in favor of E. A.
Tomlinson; one dat id Nov. 27, 1877, for $16;
the ether dated Dec. 18, 1877, for $75; both in-
dorsed by rae to Wallis, Landes & Co., pay-
ment having: bpen stopoed. C. M. MULLIGAN.
Harrisburg, Jan. 8, 1878. ja9 2t
TTTHEREAS ON THE 13th DAY
IT of September, 1873, William J. Holbeck
did make his Deed or Trust conveying to
James M. Bro^a. trustee, the lots of land
lying in the cl^y of Galv-ston, and known as
lots numbered twelve, thirteen and fo-irteen,
in block numbered twenty-peven, on Avenue
M, between Twenty-seventh and Twenty-
eighth streets, 1*28 feet and 6 incf.es on Ave-
nue M, running back 120 feet, together with
all improvements thereon; said Deed of Trust
made to secure the promissory note of t»aid
Wm. J Holbeck, executed cm the 13th day of
Septemb »r, 1873, for the sum of one thousand
five hundred dollars and interest, notes pay-
able to the order of the Life Association of
America, twelre months after date, with in-
terest from matur ty at the rate of twelve per
cent, per annum; tharefore, by virtue of the
authority vested in me as trustee, for account
of the sa:d note and in'erest being due and
unpaid, I will proceed to sell the property
herein described at public auction, to the
highest bidder for cash, at the door of the
court-bouse cf Gilvtstoa county, at 12
o'clock m ,
On Wednesday, the 30th Day of
and will convey to the purchaser at said sa'e
all the right, tit'e and estate in and to sal i
property vested in me as trustee; said Dei d
of 'iru-it recorded in Book 10, pages 470, 471
and 472, Galveston county records.
j*9 td J. M. BROWN, Trustee.
\I7HEREAS ON THE 13th DAY
▼ ▼ of January, 1871, William Pitt Allen did
make his dead of trust conveying to James M.
Brown, trustee, lots numbered Twelve. Thir-
teen and Fourteen in blo« k numbered Twenty-
seven. in the city of Galveston, with a front
of 130 feet on Avenue M. runt ing back to
the a'ley, tnd fronting 120 feet on Twenty-
eighth street, said deed of trust recorded in
Book 4, pag s 15> to 138, which deed of trust
was ext-cuted to secure a promissory no*e
made by William Pilt Allen on January 13,1871,
for eleven hundred dollars ($1100), payable to
the Lif«i Association cf America twelvemonths
after date, with Interest from maturity at the
rate of twelv« per cent, per annum, and the
said note, with interest thereon, being due
and unpaid; therefore, by the authority vested
in me as trustee, in order to satisfy said note
and interest, I, James M. Brown, trustee, wili
proceed to sell the property hereinbefore de-
scribed, at public auction, to the highest bid-
der, for cash, at the door of the court-house
of Galveston county, at 12 o'clock m..
On Wednesday, tue30th Day of Jan-
and wi'l convey to the purchaser at sa'd sale
all the righ% title and estate in and to said
p-operty vested in as trustee,
j 9t1 J M. BRuWN, Trusteo.
AKl lYED AND lilSCll AliUliNW
4000 Sacks COFFEE
Ex "N, D Seeivarle."
Selling from Wharf at REDUCED PRICES.
4900 Sacks COFFEE
Per •' Marie."
1000 Sacks COFFEE.
Ex " iWarsaretta."
2500 Bags COFFEE
TO AKKIVE FROM RIO,
4000 Bags COFFEE
J. H. ELSWORTH & CO.
Galveston Gas Works
32d and Market Sts.
ALL ORDERS or COMPLAINTS,
to receive prompt attention, should be
left at the Secretary's office, in the
Corner Strand and 32d Street,
between the hours of 8 and 12 o'clock a. m.
Until further notice, COKE will be sold at
the following rates:
50 barrels and over, at... .50 cents per barrel.
1 barrel to 50 barrels, at. .60 cents per barrel.
Orders to be had at this office.
de23 muna PETER H. ERHARD. Sec'y.
FOR BALE BY
Fire Shovel S 10 Poker $ 10
Rake 50 Shovel 50
Hatchef f.O Saw 1 00
Spring Balance.. 25 Tacks 5
Dippers 5 Cocoa Dippers.. 25
gal. Coffee-pot 15 Files 10
tscrew Drivers... 10 Grindstones 2ft
Razor Hone 50 Fine Razors 100
Scissors 15 Do ;r locks 50
Pa«1lojks .. 25 Mouse Traps.... 25
Plate Castors... 25 Bed Castor.* 50
Fine Carvers.... 2 "5 French Cook?... 125
C&OCKEttY AND GLASSWARE at reasrn-
able nric-«. SHIP CHANDLER STOCK, WOCD
and TINWARE, ALL
CHEAP! CHEAP! CHEAP!
J. P. HORBACH. PROP'R.
ULING AND BINDING—THK
facilities of the News Bindery for eiecut-
ng flrsKlasa work of every description is un-
surpassed In the South 4b ex»mlnation of
prices will pror* this.
ONE OF THE FINEST AND
most conveniently arranged hotels in the
South, and the only flrst-c'aas house in the
city. Complete in all its appointments, with
elevator, electric bells, fire alarms, and all
other modern improvements. Is entirely new,
fire proof and elegant in all its furnishings.
Its spacious and elegant rotunda is the
of the leading merchants of Galveston and of
commercial ageats from all sections of the
Sample Rooms and table* for commercial
travelers on first floor Special accommoda-
tions and rates for families. Unsurpassed fa-
cilities for banquets, balls, etc No effort will
be scared to secure the comfort of every
The office is in charge of Mr. E. O BAN-
NON, the former popular proprietor of the
Peabody Hotel, Memphis. The cuisine and
general hotel oepartment is under the direc-
tion of Mr. RICHARD SOMERS, of natier.al
reputation, ani for years the famous steward
of"the POTTER PALMER HOUSE, Chicago,
and ihe GLOBE, of Philadelphia.
Mr. JAMES MOORE will be found, asusua1,
in charge of the billiard saloon, now one of
the most comfortable rooms in the city.
will be conducted in every respect in first-
class style, and is not to be equaled here nor
JOHN F. ELLIOTT & CO.
January, 1*78. JaS 2m
Dan. S. Malven.
Summers & Malven,
Cor. Tremont & Mechanic Sts.
ROM THE ABOVE CARD. MY
L1 old friends and patrons wi 1 perceive that
I have as^ociat'd myself with Din S. Malven,
in the future proprietorship of the Washing-
ton. We propose to keep abreast of the times,
and run a hotel unexcelled by any other in the
country. Meals a la carte at all hours up to
9 p. m. can be obtained in the refctaurant, open-
ing on Tremont street. Hotel convenient to
all steamers ^nd railway depots. Mr. E. W
Poole will have charge of thn office as hereto-
fore. ja3 d&Wlm JOHN SUMMERS.
WASHINGTON, D. C.
TO MEET THE WANTS OF THE
traveling: public, this First-class Hotel
has reduced its price from $4 to
$3 50 and $3 per Day.
The above Hotel is plecsintly located near
Fourteenth i-treet, fronting on Pennsylvania
avjnue: is convenient to the Treasury, Army,
Navy, State, Postoffi e and Interior Depart-
ments S. I'EIRCF,
j«*6 d&W lm Proprietor.
ON TUESDAY, THE 15th DAY
of January, A. D 1878, betwen 12 m. and
1 p. m , I will sell to the highest bidder, at pub
lie auction, for cash, at the Court-house door
in Galveston county, Tex \s,
Lots Nos. 8 a&ddjln Block *261,
and improvements thereon, in the city and
county of Galveston, Texas.
I make this sale as trustee in two certain
deeds of trust executed by Joseph Bi'anchi
thereon, one beiricg date December 22, 18T6.
recorded in book 22, pages 95 and 97, of the
records of deeds of said county, to secure
tfcree promissory notes of even dat« there-
with, due January 1, 1878, each for $575, and
one bearing date March 29, 1877, recorded in
said book 22, pages 3)8 and 309, to secure one
promisssoiy note of #»ven date therewith, due
January 1, 1878, for $454, and all payable to
Miss Francis Westrope, and past due and
I will make to the purchaser such title as I
am authorized by said deeds of trust.
B. P. COOPER, Trustee.
Galveston. January 4, 1878. ji4 lOt
W7~HEREAS ON THE 27th DAY
? > day of Janua-y, A. D. 1877, J. R. John-
ston nial^, executed and delivered to me as
trustee, hi* certain deed of trust to secure his
certain promissory note of even date there-
with, due and payab'e to h!s own order, and
by him indorsed, which sa d note is for the
sum of ($530) Five Huniredand Thirty Dol-
lars, and is payable ninety (90> days from date,
bearing interest at twelve (12) per centum per
annum from maturity; and whereas it is pro-
vided by the terms of said deed of trust,
which conve\8 to me as trustee for the se-
curity of said note, the property therein men-
tioned and described, that in event of the said
J. R. Johnston's f-iilure to pay the said
note at its maturity, it i-hall be the
duty of the said trustee to sell
the said property for the satisfaction of said
debt; end whereas the said J. R. Johnston has
failed and made default in the payment of
pr ncipal and interest; and whereas by decree
of the District Court of Galveston county the
collection of all principal and interest of said
note was enjoined, save and except the sum of
four hundred and fifty four and seventy-four
hundredths dollars ($154 74 100),which amount,
by said decree, still remains due, I, J. P. Kin-
dred. as trustee named in said deed of trust,
and by virtue of the power vt sted in me by
said deed of tru*t, which is of record in the
office of the clerk of the County Court of Gal-
veston county, in book 22. pp. 142, 143,144.145
at the req est of the legal holder of sa dnote,
hereby give public notice that I will, on
Monday, tiie 14tii Day of January,
between the hours of 12 o'clock m. and 1 p m.,
at the court house deer in th* city of Galves-
ton, sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash, the following dejeribed property, bei^g
the property conveyed to me by t.aid deed of
trust, viz; All that two-story frame building
and other improvements situated on the north
end or part of lot six (6), in block five hundred
and se.en (507), in the city of Galveston,
leaded by Edgar Johnston from Martin McDer-
mo t on tlie 1st day of February, 18T5, for five
(5) years; more particularly described in said
leas^ as fifty-five (55) feet c'ff the north end of
said lot, or all that part fronting on Avenue D,
or Market street, and running back 55 feet;
and that I wi 1 convey to the purchaser such
title as I am authorized to make bv the terms
of said deed of trust. J. P. KINDRED,
ja3 td Trustee.
STEAMBOAT*" INDIA KOLA.
WHEREAS THE TEXAS
T T TRANSPORTATION COMPANY—a cc-
operation under the laws of the State of
Texas, by its bill of sale in tru3t, dated the
twenty-ninth day of August, A. D. 1877, and
recorded at the Custom-house, port of St.
Loirs, in Bjok P, on page 92, and at the Cus-
tomhouse, port of Indianola, Texas, in Book
A of Mortgages, on page 14, 15, 16 and 17, did
sell and convey to the undersigned as trustee,
the hull or body of the steamboat Indianola,
together with all and singular her engines,
machinery, cabin furniture, tackle and ap-
parel, which said bill of sale was in trust to
secure the payment of certain notes therein
described; and whereas default has been
made in the payment of a part of said notes,
whereby pursuant to the term? of said bill of
sale, all of said notes hava become due and
payable, notice is hereby give n that the un-
dersigned trustee, at the request of the le$al
holder of said notes, by virtue of the authority
of said bill of sale in trust, and pursuant to
the provisions thereof, will cn
Wednesday, 23d Day of January,
A. D. 1878. between the hours of 11 o'clock in
the forenoon and 4 o'clock in the afternoon of
that day, at the East Front Door of the Court-
house, in the city of St. Louis, Missouri, pro-
ceed to sell the above named steamboat, as
she now lies at the port of Galveston, in tlie
State of Texas, at public vendue, to the high-
est bidder, for cash, in order to pay said notes,
and the expenses of said trust.
ja2tja23 CHARLES MILLER, Tru tee.
Royal Havana Lottery
$310,000 Drawn Eveiy 17 Days.
1 prize of $'Z00,000
1 pr'ze of 50,000
1 pr'ze of 25,000
2 prizes of $10 000.... SIO^OOO
10 prizes of $'000 each 50,"OO
1'4 prizes of $1000 each 124,000
632 prizes^of $50J each 341,000
821 prizes,amounting to (Spanish). $810,000
Whole tickets, $25; half, $13; quarter, $7;
tenth. $3; twentieth, $2. Orders filled and
prizes cashed by
F. MASICH, 42 Decatur St,
de23 gu&we New Orleans, La.
Galveston, Houston as d Henderson Rail- )
koad, bercastarv's Office, V
Galveston, Dec. 22, 1877.)
The Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of
the Galveston, Houston and Henderson Rail-
road Company will be held at the
OFFICE OF THE COMPANY,
in the city of Galveston, on
JANUAUY 22, 1878,
for the purpose of electing their Directory
for the ensuing year.
de23 td F. P. KILLEEN, 8ec'y.
TO THE TftX-PAYEHS
CONDENSED STATEMENT OF
the Object and Purposes of the TAX-
PAYERS PERMANENT ASSOCIATION OF
First—All taxes legally imposed and assess-
ed by State, county and municipal govern-
ments should be promptly paid after demand
by the proper officer, and as provided by
Second—Assessments so made should be ac-
cording to actual cash value of the property
at the time cf assessment, and net a fictitious
Third—Tax rolls to be made out in accord-
ance with Article XI, Section 6, of the present
constitution, viz: Assessments for payment
of indebtedness hereto ore legally made to be
assessed and collected separately, in order to
inform th«* tax-payer for what purpose taxes
Fourth—That all officers charged with as-
sessing and collecting of taxes be compelled
strictly to comply with ihe law in assessing
and in making demands, as required by
statute or charter in such cases made and
provided, and that such parties having power
granted them to make assessment and collect
taxes should consider the interest cf the tax-
Fifth—That penalties and interest on taxes
not authorized by law be discontinued, acd,
without personal demand having been made,
no real estate to be exposed for sale.
hixth—We demand that all public officers
intrusted with public funds be compelled to
strictly account for the same.
Seventh—That we will by all legal means
resist the collection of taxes for any and ali
illegal bond* issued or to be i sued, and all
and any illegal indebtedress heretofore or
hereatier contracted for.
Eighth—That no property not specially ex-
empted from taxation by the con-titution be
exempted from taxation by any party or par-
ties in power.
Ninth—We insist that ordinances 31 and 32
be repealed, aud that no bonds be issued un-
der section 131 of the City Charter of the City
of Galveston, except by special ordinances
specifying thejrema of debt funded.
Tenth—W hereas taxation a-, the present rate
and manner amounts to confiscation, we de-
mar d all proper reduction, rigid economy and
reform in all departments.so far as practicable,
with good government, for the general good
of the pecple
And whereas all free governments being
founded on the authority of the people, and
im-tituted for their benefit, we hereby request
all tax payers in the city and county of Gal-
ton to joia our organization, in order to as-ist
us in carrying out our object and purposes as
herein befoie^set forth.
T. C. ARMSTRONG,
E. H. SEILING.
W. S DAVIS,
M. W. SHAW.
Ordered published by the Executive Com-
mitter of the Taxpayers Association of Gal-
All persons favorable to the foregoing, and
wishing to j ^in our Association, can do so by
calling at John Hiobert's, corner 18th and Mar-
ket street; M. L. Scott, corner Market and
26th street; B. Loughery & Co., feed store,
corner of Mechanic and Center streets; E. S
Wood, hardwa e store*, Strand, az.d W.
Vowink e, wood yard, 28rh street. de3') eow 2m
INFALLIBLY CURED with two spoors of me-
dicine in 2—3 hours. For particulars address
with stamp to E.~ EICHHORN,
dell lm No. 4 St. Mark's Place, New York.
THE BEST-THE CHEAPKST.
THE AMERICAN SOFT CAPSULE COM-
PANY'S PURE CA.PSULATED MEDICINES,
In Metallic boxes, with full directions for use.
Castor Oil—Codliver Oil 25 cts.
Oil of Turpentine--Balsam Copaiba 25 "
Oil of Cubebs with Balsim Copaiba 50 "
Oil of Male Fern with Kamala 75 "
Finest Oil of Sandalwood 1 00
IS^Ask for the American "STAR" Trade
Mark, and see you get it.
For sa'e by a'l Druggists. no30 3m
R. KICO^D'S ESSENCE OF
LIFE restores manhood and the vigor f
youth to the most shattered corstitution
four weeks, from whatever cause arising
Failure impossible. Beware of adverti.-^ers
who offer so-called free prescriptions that are
useless and finally prove ruinously expensive.
Whatever has merit must cost a fair price
Three dollars per case. Sent by express any
where. Sole Agent, D3. JOSEPH JACQUES,
7 University Place, New York. Druggists
supplied. nol8 d&W 3m
can be consulted at the Texas Hygienic Instl
tute, corner Travis street and Texas avenue,
Special attention given to chronic diseases
TURCO-RUSSIAN BATHS open at all hours
Single Bath. $1 50; 12 Baths. $12. 1a20 d&Wrf
View of Marriage!
JffS fWj^KL ^ confidential Treatise on Marriage and
Jr- Physical Life of Woman, tor the mar-
L-iKr~¥Ci"j^r r'ctland thosecontcmpl«tingmarriape,2fl0
'illHI Mil wt fF pages, illustrated, price 50 ct.. A PRI-
VATE MEDICAL ADVISER on Youth and Manhood,
th<Mr diseases, aud the bc*t means ot cure, 224 pages, illus-
trated, price 50 cts. A CLINICAL LECTURE on tha
above, aud Chronic Diseases, price 10 cts. All three
b'o >ks, over £44) pages, mailed on receipt ot 75 cts, by
DR. BUTTS. No. li N sth St. St. Louis. Mo.
A POROUS PLASTER WHICH
was invented to overcame the great ob-
jection ever found to the old style of porous
plasters—that of slow action. Benson's
Capcine Porous Plaster acts at once, relieves
pain immediately and cures where other p'af-
ters and linimen.s will not tven relieve. For
LAME BACK, WEAK BA' K,
Spinal Complaint and K'dney Die-
ease, and all local aches and pains, it is sim-
ply the be st remedy ever invented. Its great
merit is recognized by physiciars everywhere.
The manufacturers were awarded the highest
and only medal given to plasters at the Cen-
Caution.—Each genuine Benson's Capcine
plaster has the word Capcine cut through it.
Take no other. Sold by all druggi*ts. Price,
25 cents de-8 fr su wed 6m
Notice of Dissolution.
The firm of bruegger-
HOFF & HEIDENHEIMER was this day,
by mutual consent, dissolved—William Brueg-
gerhoff retiring from tho firm, and Charles
Heidenheimer continuing the business at the
Tbe Liabilities of tbe Late Firm
4 are Assumed by
who alone Is authorizfd to collect debts and
settle the business of said concern.
A ftin, Trtiai. Tec. 24. 1877. de29 lot
Galveston, Texas, Dec. 1, 1877.
The firm, harlan, duf-
FIELD Jt CO., of tne Bank Exchange
Saloon and Billiard Hall, is this day dissolved
by mutual const-nt.
HARLAN, DUFFIELD & CO.
Having purchased the interests of my late
copartners in tbe
and assuming all indebtedness of the old firm
I beg to inform my friends, and the public
generally, that I will continue the business
for my own account.
Lnnch Daily at 10.30 A. M.
This large and well-ventilated Hall, recently
refitted, is furnished with twelve of the latest
style of Novelty tables, and the Bar and Cigar
Stand are stocked;with the choicest brands of
Imported Liquors and Cigars.
No pains will be spared to make this one of
the mo*t attractive establishments of its kind
in the United States SAM. D. HARI.AN.
Banks and Bankerg.
JAMES T. THORNTON,
Robert G. Street,
m A W T J3 R ,
OFFICE REMOVED TO
Reymerihoffer Building:, Cor. me-
chanic and 22<1 Sta,,
Entrance next door to Kauffman & Runge'
Albert N. Mills,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
GEO. Y. FINLAY. OSCAR E. FINLAY
Geo. P. Finlay I Bro.,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
no!6 3m GALVESTON, TEXAi?.
Ballinger, Jack & Molt,
Attorneys & Counselors at Law
No. 122 Postoffice Street,
no!4 tf OALVE8TON. TEXAP.
rob 1 v. davidson.
geo. w. fulton, JR.
Davidson & Fulton,
COUNSELORS AT LAW,
Moody and Jemison Building,
GALVESTON, ----- TEXAS.
Attorney at Law and Real Estate
Office, Ballinger & Jack building, room No.
2, Galveston, Texas.
Sole owner of a perfect abstract of the land
titles of Galveston county. Abstracts fur-
nished. Land titles investigated, ap21 9m
Attorney & Counselor at I aw
No. 122 Postoffice Street,
SANBORN & WARNER,
Manufacturers' Agents for the State of Texa3.
Glidden'g Patent Sieel B^rb Feiice
Galvanized or Japanned—Prices Reduced.
THE ONLY ALL STEEL COIL-
ED WIRE BARB. Fully licensed, under
all the first patents, to be made or used.
no20 3m* HOUSTON, TEXAS.
]\T AN CHESTER LOCOMOTIVE
-LtJL Works. Established in 1853.
Manufacture all kinds of Locomotives, and
have recently purchased of the Amoskeag
Manufacturing Company all the patterns,
patents, and the good will for the manufac ure
of their celebrated Steam Fire Enf-in*s and
Fire Apparatus, and are now prepared to re-
ceive and execute orders promptly. Send for
descriptive circular. ARETAS BLOOD,
no23 12m Agent, Manchester, N. H.
FURST & BRADLEY.
Plows and Cultivators
rPHE ONLY GENUINE AVERY
JL PLOWS in this market. All others not
having the firm name of B. F. AVERY & SONS
and their trademark stamped in the b^ams
ARE NOT AVERY PLOWS
II. IIIRSCSI & CO.
SHEAN & DISBROW,
Sheet Ircn Workers,
Manufacturers of Improved
Steam Batteries and Clariflers
For Making Sugar, and Dealers in
STEAM, WATER AND GAS PIPES,
Brass Goods, Etc.
1ST and 159 East Mechanic Street,
Special rates on large erdera of Pipe and
Brass Goods. 6m
LEE IRON WORKS.
c. b. i.i. i: & co
Iron i Brass Founders
MR ANTONIO, TSUI.
A General Banking Business transacted
Collections made and promptly remitted. Ez
change bought and sold. fel6 13m
RILL AND C1N GORING,
Shafting', Pulleys, Brass and Iron
Pumps, Etc., Etc.
Particular attention given to erdera for Itod
Fronts and Castings for Buildings.
All kinds of Job Work solicited.
Corner Winnie and 32d Sts.,
(Near Railroad Depot),
Shucker and Sacker
HAND AND STEAM P0W ER
Shelters and Feed-Cutters
Stranb Corn-Mills, Ames Engines,
Ithaca Sulky Hay Rakes,
Eagle Gins, Cotton Presses,
Little Giant Corn and
rar—Sftnc! for Circulars.
W. L. CUSHING & MOORE,
Nos* 122 and 124 Strand,
welfiT7 12m QALVESTON.
IN ANT QUANTITIES.
Highest Market Price paid, and Backs fur
nished to responsible parties.
Cask Paid on Delivery.
jri «m U. X. NEBLETT & CO.
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