The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 35, No. 130, Ed. 1 Tuesday, August 22, 1876 Page: 2 of 4
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STATE PHES S.
The WVathcrford News is carrying its
conundrums into the region of moral
philosophy. It asks:
If a gentleman comes to your oflice
or dwelling and borrows a book, and
carries it to his home, office or court-
house, we would like to know if he is
not in honor hound to return it.
Not " if the court knows herself."
Custom makes law in this case; yet the
Weatlierford journalist goes so far as to
s&y that people who " act like they had
a perfect right to take a book from your
shelves without your knowledge or con-
sent, and if you complain say you are
very nice about small matters," are in
the wrong. An editor who can write
in this style would feel rebellious in
seeing his friends carry away his best
exchanges before lie had read them.
The Han Antonio Herald, in reply to
the attack made on the press by the
Governor, charging exaggeration and
unreliability in regard to the publica-
tion of murders and other outrages,
says "in this part of the State not more
than one-half of the outrages ever
reach the public through the news-
A correspondent of the Freie Presse
makes the following statement to the
Highway robbery li.is become quite a
common occurrence. Not one-tenth
•part of the capital offenses are pub-
lished in the newsjxipers. I can fill you
up a whole column with murders and
robberies that have taken place west of
San Antonio, of which no newspaper
lias had a word to say. The reason for
this is to be found in the fact that such
affairs have become of too frequent
occurrence to merit attention, and the
honest people are ashamed to publish
it to the world, that the locality where
their homes are is a perfect paradise for
thieves and scoundrels.
The Jefferson Jimpleeute has a name
that does not signify; but it has brains,
notwithstanding its bad head, as the
following remarks from its columns
If the newspaper columns were a
fair criterion, and they should be, of
the importance or standing of the
places in which they are published, we
are liable to be deceived very often of
the population and general business of
many towns. Some papers are literally
crowded with advertisements and spe-
cial notices from their merchants, law-
yers, doctors, mechanics, and reflecting
a spirit of enterprise and business im-
portance that leads the reader to infer
that their town is one of much larger
proportions than it really is, when, on
the other hand, other papers are almost
bare of any sign of thrift or
enterprise of their people. In every in-
stance towns remain dormant and of no
importance—their citizens lack that
spirit of enterprise to lead them on to
any commercial standing. It is not a
mere matter of speculation, but a well-
known fact, that where enterprise is
displayed, and the people advertise
their towns and business, success and
progress is the result. Let a newspaper be
well filled with the business of its peo-
ple, and it will draw attention—every-
body will infer that it is a prosperous
place, and thus it continues to grow
and grow commercially and otherwise.
No place will ever become of any im-
portance without l>eing advertised;
there is no plan so advantageous as the
advertising of each and every business
prosecuted. It draws attention and
forms a favorable impression abroad.
The Weatlierford News urges the
people to improve the common roads
of the county, not only for their own
convenience, but for the sake of draw-
ing trade and population. The same
paper urges parties owning lands and
lots, the titles to which have been de-
stroyed by the destruction of the
county records by fire, to renew the
same while there are living witnesses
of their rights.
The San Antonio llerald continues to
call for a division of the State, and
Though it is of but secondary impor-
tance to the people of Western Texas,
in deciding upon the question of divi-
sion, that the State of Texas is badly ad-
ministered, yet in itself it is a matter of
very grave importance. We can not
close our eves to the fact that the
troubles in Western Texas arise from
bad government, the evidence of which
is in the existence of mob law—and
other evidences of lawlessness and
crime—the spoliation of our domain—
our herds of cattle and our droves of
horses subjected to the freebooter and
the thief. There must be some deep-
felt cause for the alarm manifested by a
law abiding people to use their own
power and execute justice by their own
bands upon those whose crimes have
made them outlaws. It must be
an .overwhelming conviction that the
regular constituted authorities of the
State are either unable or unwilling
to bring such desperate criminals to
condign punishment. What, but the
existence of such aa extraordinary con
dition of affairs, would have organized
the mobs at Oonzales, Scguin and New
Braunfels ?— communities remarkable
for their pcaecfuhiess and quietude. We
have on many occasions spoken our
sentiments freely in relation to our
State government. We have been wit-
ness to the eminent success of the first
administration of Gov. Coke; we have
always believed in his ability and in his
integrity and his industry. Such was
our opinion, though we were then the
earnest advocates for a division of the
State, because we believed our sec-
tional interests required to be retired
from the hostile influences of trans-
Colorado legislation. We to-day have
confidence in the ability, integrity and
industry of Gov. Coke; but we have no
Confidence in his latter administration of
the State government. Other influences
have been brought to bear malignantly
hostile to Western Texas. Onerous
taxes are heaped upon us, our frontier
harassed, our people robbed and mur-
dered throughout the length and breadth
of the land, bonds sold to pay the cur-
rent indebtedness of the State, new of-
fices created, salaries increased, the
public domain recklessly squandered,
the Legislature sold out to railroads,
and even some of the highest officers of
the government astounding the people
of the State by an open and, as the
people believe, shameless prostitution
of their high offices to the base pander-
ing to a soulless corporation—a mere
moneyed corporation, run for greed and
The Kerrville Frontiersman does not
bow quUSgo lowly to the setting sun of
the Fifteenth Legislature as becomes a
devout worshiper of that body:
Discussion of the shortcomings, the
blunders and generel incompetency of
this Fifteenth Legislature, would be
vain and endless. Some radical change
there must be; as it is the situation is
hopeless, desperate. A constitution
poor enough at best, is a nullity for
want of vital supplementary enact-
ments; a great State is drifting, para-
lyzed, surely and not slowly, into anar-
chy and dismemberment. This we say
in sorrow and in anger, for division is,
after all, a choice born of necessity
rather than inclination.
With a law making body, supposed
to be fairly representative of her people,
which, after three months of delibera-
tion, bas only succeed in making con-
fusion worse confounded, and an ex-
ecutive whose 'chief aim seems to be
neither more nor less than personal ag-
grandizement, Texas has cause to hang
her head in shame, disgraced as she is
by those who should do her honor. m
There is food for grave thought and
consideration among the people. Care-
lessness, ignorance or blind partiality
at elections has brought us where we
are. Wise counsels, prudent but
prompt action have alone the power to
extricate us from the sorrowful plight
of a free land in the bondage of disor-
der, and nothing but the future elec-
tion of the best men, regardless of
party, regardless of mere personalities,
regardless of anything but the fact of
entire fitness and competency, can ever
bring about a really good government
and the natural sequence of solid pros-
perity, security and content.
The Waxaliacliie Eriterprixe makes
great eyes and exclaims:
Hear it, ye nations! The Galveston
News approves of Coke's veto of the
bill authorizing the construction of
wharves, piers, etc., at any point de
sired in any of the navigable waters of
Nothing wonderful in this. The
News is ever
"Willing to praise where praise is due,
But not afraid to blame."
A good deed in a naughty world is so
rare that it is not wonderful that an in-
dependent press should seem to find
more room for censure than commenda
The Sherman Courier makes the re-
marks which follow on the arrange
ment by which Texas is allowed one
mail a week less than any other State:
Texas is the only State in the Union
blessed with railroad mail facilities that
has not a daily mail over her line. At
Denison, and likewise Texarkana, fully
5000 pounds of mail matter lies over
24 hours in each week going each way,
no mail arriving or departing on Sun-
days. This is a serious drawback to
the business public, especially of North-
ern Texas. The superintendent of rail-
way mail service is laboring to have this
deficit remedied, and calls upon the
press to aid him. As the press suffers
particularly from irregular and deficient
mail service, the newspapers should
certainly unite their efforts for this de-
sired increase of mail service. It has
not been heretofore, we presume, a pay-
ing business to run express trains on
Sunday over these roads. It will
doubtless pay in the future with the
rapidly accumulating passenger busi-
ness and the increased and rapidly in-
creasing commercial business which
absolutely demands every day mail into
and out of the State over these lines.
The >Vac° Ejcamirftr says:
After a spirited contest between Han-
cock, Finlay and Shepard, running
over two days, during which ninety-
two ballots were haa, Giddings, of
Washington, was nominated. Without
touching upon the policy of renomi-
nating Hancock, we may say, that the
nomination will give general satisfac-
tion, and Giddings will undoubtedly
be elected, though it may be no mere
"walk over," as in this District.
The Leon Cabinet having said " Sher-
idan has too much respect for Sitting
Bull to go and whip him," the Calvert
Sentinel adds: "The trouble is that be-
tween the two horns, the Big Horn and
the Little Ilorn, he don't know where
to take hold of the Bull." That tale
will not do. When forced into a dilem-
ma, either horn will serve.
The trial of S. A. Doran for the mur-
der of Charlie Patman, in Denison, was
entered into last Monday. Of the spe-
cial venire of sixty men summoned,
only six competent jurors could be pro-
cured. Another venire was directed to
be summoned, and the court adjourned
to Tuesday morning. On the next day
defendant's counsel made the point that
a new jury law had been passed and ap-
proved, taking effect from passage, and
that the present jury was incompetent
to try defendant. The State and de-
fendant then withdrew their announce-
ments, and the case was continued by
consent to the next term.
The Sherman Register says:
The jury bill passed by the present
Legislature, and now in force, is said to
be the most fearfully and wonderfully
complicated and aggravatingly incom-
prehensible piece of legislative mechan-
ism ever borne into the world. The
only wonder is how it ever came to be
delivered without a ciesarian opera-
tion. An interpretation or translation
is indispensable to its successful opera-
No doubt the law is susceptible of
easy interpretation. The trouble with
Texas laws is that about the time peo-
ple begin to understand them they are
repealed or so changed that it is neces-
sary to begin the extensive study anew.
The Hempstead Courier says:
Judging from the tone of the press,
the new jury law will be popular. It
is necessary to be able to read and
write to be a qualified juror. The ob-
ject of courts being to administer just-
ice according to law, and juries being
an important adjunct in its administra-
tion, we never could understand why
this sworn duty should be exacted of
men notoriously incompetent to the
correct performance of the task. Jury
duty carries with it neither honor nor
profit. It is a duty, and sometimes a
burdensome one. So is road-working
and tax paying, with which we heard
an intelligent jur'.st recently class jury
The Lampasas Dispatch tays:
Governor Coke has let slip the finest
opportunity for immortality that has
ever boon enjoyed by an American
statesman. II,ul lie committed suicide
or lied the country immediately after
his election to the Liiited States Senate,
he would have received the sympathy
m ^roiring constituency, and it
would have been said of him that he
(lieu or left his country "for his coun-
ts™1- ' Twice elected Governor
of his State by the largest majority ever
known and then raised to the senator-
ship over the best men of Texas, be is
now one of the best cursed men we ever
knew. A howl of indignation has gone
up from every quarter of the State, and
with one or two exceptions there are
none of his late admirers left to do him
The Hempstead Courier condemns
the attempt to conceal the prevalence of
crime, and says:
Let there be a united effort among
citizens and officials to bring criminals
to justice and punish them according to
law and by the law, demonstrating to
all classes that the laws are of para-
mount authority and that their efficiency
must and will be vindicated.
The most common reply of the aver-
age newspaper to the comments of a
contemporary on its unlucky or inde-
fensible expressions is, that its remarks
have been garbled and not given entire,
as the Indiana Congressman some years
ago wrote about his speech, "damnably
mucilated by the press."
Tkades unions and strikes may an-
swer when business is flush and money
plenty; but when times are hard and
employment scarcely to be had on any
terms, they seem to be of little avail. A
meeting was held at New York, on
Monday, of representatives from trades
unions, to consider the necessity of re-
organizing the various trades unions for
The secretary said that trades unions
had become almost a thing of the past,
for the reason that the members had not
been able to meet their dues, and that
treasuries had been depleted by strikes.
He read a report shewing that in 1869
forty-five societies existed, with a mem-
bership of some 25,000. Ti e strongest
organization was that known as the La-
borers' Union, which numbered fully
5000, the cabinet makers 2000, the prin-
ters nearly 3000, the tailors 2000, and
the carpenters 3000. In 1871 these so-
cieties were greatly increased, there be-
ing no less than eighty-eight organiza-
tions. At the present time, however,
it is estimated that the full number of
trades unionists does not exceed 15,000.
They find themselves without funds
and without the power either to regu.
late wages or command employment on
any terms, save for a diminished num-
Responsible parties, says the Mem-
phis A valanche, have made a substan
tial offer to build in two years the
Memphis and St. Louis railroad, a pro-
jeeted line from Hopefield, opposite
Memphis, in Arkansas, to strike the
St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern
Railroad at a point where a tlirect line
from Memphis to Kansas City crosses
The Emperor of Brazil is going to
Epliesus to visit the site of the Temple
Annie Louise Carysays she has never
lost her temper. It's an awful waste to
let such a woman go single.
James Russell Lowell declines to be a
candidate for Congress. Boss Zach
Chandler isn't encouraging them (1—d
literary fellers much.
Madame Janauschek says that she has
decided not to accept any engagements
in England, but to return to America
the first week in October.
Mrs. Carr, of Quebec, hanged herself
with her false hair. The coroner's ver-
dict was that the Carr was demolished
by a misplaced" switch."
The Big Horn country is white with
an alkali foundation that reflects the
sun horribly, and makes this region a
hot place for soldiers to fight in.
Capt. Isaac Bassett, the venerable
doorkeeper of the United States'
Senate, who has held that position for
about forty years, was last Thursday
presented with a large portrait of him-
self, which was given by several of the
older members of the Senate.
Some of the business firms in cer-
tain towns in Pennsylvania have
adopted a credit check, like street-
railway tickets. The checks for $5 are
sold for $4 75 cash, or five per cent off,
acd are so arranged with figures, that
upon purchasing an article the amount
is punched out, requiring no book-
keeping or store-book.
Mary Bogardus, of Columbus, Ohio,
became insane when she heard that her
husband was killed in the Black Hills.
Imagining that she was Abraham, she
bound her little girl, placed her on an
inverted wash tub, piled wood around
lier, set it on fire, and would have
burned the child to death but for the
fotunate interference of a neighbor.
Baron Osten-Sacken, formerly First
Secretary of the Russian Legation at
Washington, and now Russian Consul-
General, is about to visit Denver and
the Rocky Mountains. He goes mainly
for the purpose of investigating the na-
tural history of Colorado, but will inter-
est himself more particularly with its
entomology, a branch of science which
he has cultivated for years with great
Mayor Cobb, of Boston, recently gave
a position on the police force of that
city to a young man who had gradu-
ated at Harvard College and the Har-
vard Medical School. The applicant
was a practicing physician, but found
himself unable to provide the barest
necessaries of life for his wife and
It turns out that each of the presi-
dential candidates is a Presbyterian,
either by practice or early training.
Governor Tilden is a regular, an exem-
plary attendant. Governor Hendricks
was taught the Shorter Catechism and
was a member, although now a vestry-
man in the Episcopal Church, his wife
being of that church. The mother of
Governor Hayes was a staid, old-fash-
ioned Presbyterian, but his wife takes
him to the Methodist church. Mr.
Wheeler is a Presbyterian elder.
President Porter, of Yale College,
says that billiard tables should be pro-
vided for the students, whereupon the
Presbyterian exclaims: " Shades of the
Puritan founders! Billiard tables for
Yale College Men of God, think of it! "
There are seven ex-governors of New
York living, viz: Hamilton Fish, Ho-
ratio Seymour, Myron H. Clark, Edwin
D. Morgan, Ruben E. Fenton, John T.
Hoffman and John A. Dix.
At last there is a streak of blue sky
visible through the clouded firmament
of these hard times. The Washington
newspaper correspondents are wearing
two shirts a week.—Brooklyn A rg us.
"How came you to go to the bad so
horribly?" asked a fop of a brother
snoU, whom he found in destitute cir
cumstances. "The truth is," replied
the snob, " I bought so many superflui-
ties that I at last had to sell my necessa-
The editor of the Norristown nerald
thus criminates himself: "A man who
succeeds in passing a counterfeit fifty-
cent note after carrying it in his pocket
two weeks, goes to bed with a deeper
feeling of satisfaction than if he had
earned twenty-five dollars legitimately."
Prince Alexander of the Nether-
lands has been initiated into Free-
masonry by Prince Frederick, the
Grand Master of the order. Prince
Frederick recently celebrated the six-
tieth anniversary of his investiture as
Masonic Grand Master for the Nether-
lands, and was presented by the breth-
ren with a gold hammer set with bril-
Considerable so-called slang is classic.
" Escaped with the skin of my teeth," is
from Job. " He is a brick " is from
Plutarch. That historian tells of a
king of Sparta who boasted that his
army was the only wall of the city—
"and every man is a brick." We call a
fair and honest man "a square man,"
but the Greeks described the same per-
son as Tetrayonos—" a four-cornered
A Paris paper publishes the follow-
ing: Scene: a telegraph office in Vien-
na. —The operator, looking at his watch,
says: "Too bad; I can not go to the
c >ncert to-night." " Why not?" asks a
companion. "I am waiting for dis-
patches from Belgrade, and they don't
turn up till midnight." " Have you the
Constantinople dispatches?" asks the
companion. "Yes." "Well, write
prec's-ly the contrary, and go to your
Cotton picking is, in order now, and.
we learn that there is a good stand and
that cotton lias a good size, and alto-
gether the prospects for good crops are
very fine... .After the adjournment of
the county convention last Saturday a
mass meeting was called, with Judge
Buckliolts as chairman and John B.
Dale as secretary. The chair stated the
object of the meeting to be for the pur-
pose of taking some "steps towards sup-
porting Coke in his late veto message of
the Sheriff bill. After which Captain
John Henderson introduced and sup-
ported, by able and eloquent reasoning,
the following resolutions: "Whereas
the Galveston News, in its issue of tie
2d instant, in an editorial headed 'An
Executive Marplot,' and in subsequent
editorials, has seen tit to censure and
arraign Gov. Coke for his veto of the
Slieriif bill and other measures; there-
fore lie it resolved—1. That while we
hold sacred the freedom of the press,
and that it is its duty on all proper oc-
casions to vindicate the rights of the
people, and to uphold law and order,
yet on this occasion we deprecate the
action of the News because of its
asperity and unreasoning censure.
2. That in his executive veto of said bill
and the reasons assigned, we heartily
commend and indorse the action of our
Governor; he has thereby pointed out
the true course which legislation should
take on this subject, and has sho#n
himself the champion of free govern-
ment and the friend of liberty." An
able speech was made by Judge J. D.
Thomas against the adoption of the sec-
ond resolution, and called for a division
of the qucotion. He was replied to
with equal force and ability by Major
Davis ; iul Captain Bcall. The first
resolution vraa adopted without a dis-
senting voicc.and the second resolution
was adopted with only twTo votes in op-
position. Oa motion the meeting ad-
journed. John H. Buckholts, Chair-
man. John 15. Dale, Secretary... .Only
twenty-five or thirty persons were pres-
ent at this "mass meeting," in honor of
The over.low in the Leon, opposite
Eagle Springs, last week, did considera-
ble damage to the plantations in the
low lands for some distance up and
down the river, washing away a consid-
erable amount of fencing, besides dam-
aging seriously the growing crop
The protracted meeting at the Baptist
Church is still progressing. Considera-
ble interest is being manifested in it
In the Salado Baptist Association there
are thirty one churches and nineteen or-
dained ministers. During the last year
there has been received into the differ
ent churches by baptism 119, by letter
205. There have been 200 dismissed by
letter, 27 excluded, six restored and ten
died. The total membership of the As-
sociation is 1338.
The tide of immigration is still pour-
ing into the county. Many remain with
us, and others go still further west,
while some become discouraged and
turn back... .The county surveyor has
laid out the county seat The com
missioners of this county have fixed
the price on town lots, ranging from
$15 to $100, with one year's time to
build... .The rangers at Camp Jim
Ned, under Major Jones, have left for
the head of the Colorado, with twenty
days rations, to make an attack on the
Indians, whom Lieut. Foster had an
engagement with ever a month ago. /ff
The Rusk Observer says: The cotton
crop is reported good all over our coun-
ty. South and wdft of here it has re
ceived no damage at all, but north and
east and northeast it has been damaged
to some extent by the dry spell of
weather which prevailed a week or ten
days ago. We learn that tlie damage
sustained is not heavy and that crops
are very good.
Prisoners confined in jail on convic-
tion of misdemeanors are made to work
out their fines at $2 per day. Good
wages and prompt pay....Marshal Da-
vis has had the prisoners out at work
on the square for two weeks past, and
has made quite a change in the appear
ance of things about the court-house.
.... A series of interesting religious
meetings have been continued at Far
mersvifie for some weeks. Large
crowds are in attendance, and many
have been added to the church.
Nights cool... .Days warm... .Pitts-
burg needs a tailor and a barber
Good rains have fallen in various parts
of the county, but Pittsburg greatly
needs refreshing showers... .The com-
mercial season opens September 1st.
Business will then be lively... .J. M.
Caton, Esq., has threshed out fifty
bushels of oats from an acre of ground,
and yet he wants to move to a better
country... .The want of rain has se-
vere! y injured cotton in different por
tions of our county, and many fields,
which a few weeks ago promised an
abundant yield of the fleecy staple, will
make a very poor showing. Corn in
abundance and stock looking well.
The grand jury of Denton county de
clares the county jail a nuisance, and
recommends that its use be discontinued.
A new town is now being commenced
on the International Railroad, between
Oakwoods and Jewett. It is named
Buffalo—for a stream of that name run-
ning near it A number of new houses
are being erected, and several other
kinds of improvements going on.
This town is just south of the "Avant"
prairie neighborhood in Freestone
county, and promises to do quite a
An enterprising young man has gone
West, and will probably hang up in
that remote region. He went to a liv
ery stable in Marlin, and hired a buggy
and pair of fine horses, stating that lie
wanted to drive to Corsicana and back.
The man drove the team to Mount
Calm, where he pawned the buggy for
$15, and mounting one of the horses, he
led the other and left, going west.
Since that time nothing has been heard
of him. The fellow was well dressed
and claimed to be a commercial traveler.
It is thought that tp is a member of
John Wesley Hardin's gang of despera-
The hog cholera is raging with great
fatality in this county. Mr. Ed. Sacra,
of Sherman, has already lost 25, and
sac res a good deal on the subject
District Court has adjourned after dis-
posing of a large number of civil and
criminal cases during the seven weeks
of its session. The term has been un-
usually severe on judge, lawyers, juries
and litigants In view of the intended
resignation of Judge Hare, a meeting of
the bar of Grayson county was held in
the District Court room last Tuesday.
Resolutions were adopted requesting
the Judge to retain the office. In the
event of his refusal so to do, the bar, by
vote, recommended Major S. D. Steed-
man as his successor Our merchants
of Denison raised $110 Friday morning
to be contributed in cotton premiums,
$75 of which was presented to Mr. Cad-
del, who brought in the first bale
Sherman derives some revenue from
the tariff on bad language. On Thurs-
day a youth named Joe Bridges was up
before the mayor, charged with assault-
ing another boy and insulting the
mother of he latter boy. lie was fined
five dollars. William Bobier was also
up for using offensive language and
creating a disturbance with some of
his tenants. He was also fined five
OONZ/ LES C )UNTY.
Home Willis, one of Davis's negro
police engaged in the murder of Apple-
white at Groesbeeck, was arretted a few
days s< nee by ;lie sheriff of Gonzales.
He will be taken to Limestone county
and tried for murder. It was this mur-
der that led to martial law in that sec-
Marshal Herald, 17th: "The west
bound train, No. 5, became uncoupled
near Mineola yesterday, and the road
hands not being aware of it, resumed
their work, after, as they thought, the
train had passed, but the detached por-
tion following on, caught them on the
track, and one negro section hand was
run over, and cut in twain about the
Unorganized; area 1200 square miles.
A body of good land, principally level,
timber scarce. The country west to the
101st meridian, might be called rolling
prairie, some parts rough and worth-
less, but much good land, no timber
but mesquite, except a belt along the
streams. The price of land in this
section is merely nominal, there being
no market for it except among specu-
Unorganized; area 900 square miles.
Land is good, several large streams,
tributaries of the Brazos, running
through, timber sufficient.
A correspondent in the Kerrville Fron
tiersman, having paid a visit to the
Guadalupe mountains, most of which
lie in Kerr county, gives the following
gracefully written description of the
rugged region: "If we reckon the
height of these mountains from the in-
tervening valleys, they rank only as
hills, but when the general elevation of
the country is considered, we find an
altitude of nearly four thousand feet,
or about three-quarters of a mile, which
makes a notable difference in the cli-
mate. The air is nearly always cool
and bracing, the nights almost cold.
The mountains are green with a cover-
ing of grass and trees, and what gives a
very refreshing appearance to the near
scenery are the grape vines, which lite-
rally clotUe the hillsides and hang about
the cliffs, clustered with fruit that does
not mock with false appearance, for the
sweet grape of the mountains lias no
superior. In a day's journey your horse
will not step but his hoof will clatter on
stone. The valleys follow each other
without intermission in whatever di-
rection you go; deep and rugged val-
leys which descend rapidly into wild
ravines and canons, overhung with
frowning cliffs. Down in these are the
most beautiful springs of clear and
cool water gushing over the rocks and
rippling over the pebbles. There are
small plats of good land in some of
these ravines; the mountaineers have
built their cabins and turned the spring
(for there is always a spring at their
houses) to water the little fields. We
started deer out of almost every valley,
and occasionally a bear went growling
into the grape thickets. We clambered
along the cliffs in search of bee caves,
and explored several curious caverns of
great size hung with glittering stalac
tites. It is needless to say we feasted
on venison and honey. These rough
mountains will always remain a wil
derness, a kind of reserve of nature; a
public game preserve. They are acces
sible from all the lower country by pri-
vate conveyance and at trifling cost.
Any man who can own a two-horse
spring wagon can visit this country
with his family and spend a month or
two in the mountains in a cool and
'Far from the mad'ning crowd's ignoble
enlivened,by some of the noblett scene-
ry in the world and return renovated
in health and spirits."
The Giddings Tribune says new cot-
ton is daily arriving, and our tewn is
already beginning to present a business-
like appearance... .Our town and some
portions of our county has been visited
with some fine rains during the week,
which was of great benefit to the cotton
crop, as the continued heat was causing
the squares to shed... .Dave Thomp-
son, charged with having stolen a horse
in this (Lee) county, has been arrested
and lodged in the Hamilton county jail.
The crowd begins to disperse from
the throng... .The drouth still con
tinues. Notwithstanding it has been
wet below here, our country is parched
so that stock water is confined to the
larger streams, and very many families
have to haul their drinking water sev-
eral miles. The grass is dry and vege-
tables are all gone.
The negro who killed the two Mrs.
Cains, in Llano last week, was cap-
tured, his bloody clothes found, and he
taken to jail. That night the citizens,
tliirty-five in number, went to the jail
and took him out and hung him in the
public square... .Mining operations are
going on in various parts of the county,
but precisely what they have out, quien
A circus is working its winding way
to Waco, and it is hoped that the col-
ored population will pick cotton enough
to pay for tickets. The show will
break them, and they will have to go to
work again after it leaves. A eircys
has its uses after all.
Polk county has the finest crop this
year she has had since the war. Corn
abundant. Cotton prospect very fine.
Sugar-cane, tobacco and potatoes splen
did, and the Narrow Gauge Railroad
about to pass centrally through the
county. Now is the time for immi
grants to settle in Polk; provisions
abundant; the finest lands to be bought
at low figures; water, health and schools
all good. Many of our farmers are
raising fine hogs." Why does not some
enterprising capitalist in Houston or
Galveston engage fn the manufacture of
tobacco? This whole section produces
a very fine article of tobacco, but the
heavy tax prevents farmers from man
ufacturing it. A factory in either of
these cities would be supplied abund
antly with a fine article of tobacco in
the hand On the night of the 10th
inst., at Swartwout, Bob Peters was as-
sassinated by some person unknown.
Some of the neighbors heard him ex-
claim as the gun fired, "O, Lord!
and upon going to the place found him
dead. Shot well, the deputy sheriff
of the county, and Epperson, consta-
ble, have gone to Swartwout to the in-
quest, and to get on track of the assas-
palo pinto county.
This county is well adapted for farm-
ing and stock-raising combined. Pro-
ducts—cotton, corn and small grain.
Average yield per acre—cotton, one-
half bale; corn, 40 bushels; wheat, 20
bushels; oats, 50 bushels. Improved
lands range in price from $3 to $10 per
acre, unimproved at from $2 to $7 per
acre Population of county, about
4000; population of Palo Pinto town,
about 400 The Brazos river and nu-
merous bold streams pass through this
county. General surface rolling, in
some places quite rough—hills covered
with cedar; however, there are many
fine valleys of good land in the county,
and excellent pasturage on the high
This county continues to grow in
population and wealth. It is situated
in latitude 32£ degrees; county seat
Weatherford; area 900 square miles;
population 13,000. The Brazos river
and numerous streams, tributaries of
the Brazos and Trinity rivers, run
through the county, timber abundant,
and fine building and lime stone, also
coal indications. The common product s
consist of cotton, corn, and all the
small grains. Average yield per acre:
cotton } bale, corn 40 bushels, wheat
25 bushels, oats 50 bushels. Patented
improved iands can be bought at from
$5 to $20 per acre; unimproved at from
$2 to 10. Weatherford has about
fifteen thousand inhabitants, four
churches, two steam mills, etc
The following sales of real estate took
place at Weatherford last week: B. F.
Draper and wife, deed to C. B. Rider,
160 acres of land, consideration $200.
Chas Oiterbein, deed to Wm. J. Ku-
linski, town lot 75x25, consideration
$125. W. J. Cook and wife, deed to
Obia Cook, 80 acres of land, considt r i-
tion $320. Heirs of Hugh Lewis, deed
to T. J. McCoy, 114 2 7 acres of land,
Consideration $114... .Improved lands
a-e worth from $4 to $30 per acre, un-
improved from $1 50 to $5 per acre.
The sixteen-mile belt, or reservation,
granted by the State to the Memphis,
El Paso and Pacific Railway Company,
passes through this county, and in it
are embraced some of her choicest lands.
By virtue of an act of the Legislature,
the alternate, or rather the even sec-
tions, in this belt, are now offered for
sale by the State to actual settlers, at
the minimum price of $1 50 per acre.
The applicant is required to purchase
not less than 100 acres, and to pay for
the same within ten years, in annual in-
stallments on principal and interest
There are in operation in the county
eighteen cotton gins, eight steam flour-
ing mills, three steam saw mills, two
carding machines, and one furniture
manufactory with complete machinery.
... .Coal has recently been discovered
in this county about eight miles from
Weatherford, which is said to be of an
excellent quality, and supposed to exist
in large quantities.
Several bales of new cotton made
their appearance last week. The Texan
says the light rains and cloudy weather
of the past weeks will do "the craps a
power o' good."
t robertson county.
Hog cholera lias made its appearance
at Hearne. Mr. Chas. Taranto has lost
several fine porkers Twenty-seven
new residences have been built in
Hearne this season... .New corn is of-
fering in this market at 10 cents per
bushel It is estimated that one hun-
dred thousand bales of cotton will be
shipped from Hearne this season.
Fine black soil, timber scarce, ex-
cept along the streams, fine pasturage,
produces remunerative crops of corn
and small grain. General surface of
the country a high rolling prairie.
Price of land from $2 to $5 per acre,
county organized in 1874. County seat
Albany; area 900 square miles; popula-
tion 3000. Fort Griffin, a United States
Military Post, situated on the Clear
Fork of the Brazos, was located in
1807, on account of Indian depreda-
tion. The Indians have long since
ceased to annoy the frontier, but the
post is still maintained.
The crops are fine The papers
advertise a public sale of town lots in
Breckinridge, county seat of Stephens
county. This county has rare natural
advantages, conceded to be equal, if not
superior, to those of any county in the
Northwestern portion of the State. The
soil is nearly all good, plenty of ti mber
and water, also building stone and coal.
Products are cotton, corn and small
grain, and the soil will produce equal
to that of any other county in the State;
general surface of the country undu
lating. Price of land from $2 to $7
per acre. County organized this year,
1876. Present population about two
The advent of the iron horse has
worked wonders at Worth. Everybody
is coming. The hotels are crowded.
New hotels and business houses going
up every day, to say nothing of the resi
dences and other improvements. More
than fifty-four car loads of lumber ar-
rived in town on Sunday, and an aver-
age of twenty car loads a day are to ar
rive this week. Quite a number of
large brick buildings are in process of
construction near the depot... .Fort
Worth rejoices in the possession of
more saloons than any other city of its
size in North Texas.
The town of Decatur has grown dur
ing the last three months, several new
substantial houses having been put up
in that time, and many others in course
of construction, all of them good build-
ings. Terrill's large stone store is about
completed. ... Business is good, and we
hear several new business houses are to
be opened here soon... .We have taken
some pains to learn all we could about
crop prospects, and find that the wheat
crop will be a fair average, but not as
good as last year; oats not below the
average; cotton a good average, and
corn considerably above the average.
Cotton picking has commenced and
a demand for hands exists Last
week new corn sold at twenty-five cents
per bushel Wheat threshing is near-
ly completed and the acreage has turned
out some bettter than expected... .The
first bale of new cotton was brought to
Georgetown on Wednesday, raised and
ginned by A. Newlin.
Accommodation train No. 5, west,
Tuesday ran over and killed a negro
named Harrison Goff, near Minneola.
It was going down a grade and broke
in two. The engines and three cars
passed a gang of section men and Goff
(one of the section men) stepped on the
track and the rear end of the train,
consisting of twelve cars, passed over
him, cutting him in two. The other
men hollooed at him, but he either did
not hear them, or was reckless enough
to attempt to get across the track be
fore the hind car came up. His mother
lives at Longvicw, whither the railway
officials had his body taken for inter-
Four thousand six hundred dollars of
county scrip was destroyed last Tues
day by the Commissioners' Court....
The cotton worm is doing his work
surely. Some parties have applied
poison, and those who commenced
early will save their cotton from de
struction... .The almost daily rains for
more than two weeks past, have had a
damaging effect on the cotton crop of
our county. For two weeks before the
rains set in, nearly all the blooms that
appeared where shed off, in conse-
quence of the drouth and the intense
heat. All the farmers with whom we
have conversed on the subject are unani-
mous in the opinion that cotton will
fall very far short of what it promised
five or six weeks ago.
Indian Raid—Democratic Conven-
Mason, Aug. 16, 1876.
Eds. News—As might be expected,
the Indians from the reservation, on
hearing of the defeat of Custer, are on
the war path again.
On the 14th a large body of them
passed in the vicinity of Menardville,
taking thirty-five head of horses from
there, and on the road, some seven
miles thence, they killed two colored
men. They were closely pursued by
some of the inhabitants of Menardville,
headed by W. P. Lancaster and the
Ellis boys, who caught up with them
about Wilkinson's Crossing of the San
Saba, and forced them to drop the
stolen horses. A few shots were ex-
changed, but owing to the played-out
condition of the citizens' horses, pur-
suit further was impossible.
At the same time Lieut. Roberts and
his gallant company were hotly in pur-
suit of another party of Indians to-
wards the Saline, with what result is
not as yet known. So it goes with a
general government unable or culpably
unwilling to protect its frontier, and a
Legislature determined to save every-
thing except the State and ifs citizens,
who are left to protect themselves or go
unprotected. We may look forward to
many bloodly incursions by Comanche
and Kiowa this coming fall.
The County Democratic Convention
meets on tie 19th to choos; delegates lo
the Congressional District Convention,
and from the feeling of the people I
have no doubt that tl e delegates will
be instructed to vote for Gustave
Schleicher, our present a'»le representa-
tive, which is as it should be, and the
present brilliant galaxy of statesmen
which Texas has in the United States
Congress should remain unbroken.
According to some, however, the
parable should read, " Well done, thou
good and faithful servi nt." Get out of
here, and I'll put in an untried man,
taking the chances whether he will
serve me well or not; that he has the
ability or experience lliat you have I
don't believe, or that he can do us as
much good by his weight of person; 1
inflneuce; but still, he is a new man,
and in he goes, whether or no. This
appears to be the feeling in an adjoining
district as regards John Hancock; why,
it is hard to say, for no man has de
served better of the State than Mr. II.
Always in his place, always working
for our best interests, fearless always
in advocating the cause of the South,
it is a singular phase of the human
mind to turn away from such a man as
this to one who, though doubtless a
good man, certainly has not the expe-
rience, and most likely not the ability,
to serve the State so well. Every Rep-
resentative Texas has should go back,
for certainly no State is so ably repre-
sented; and, choose we never so wisely,
we can not obtain better servants. H.
According to the closest calculation
possible to make now. the Cherokees
will raise this year over one million
bushels of corn.
Oak trees of every description are
bending with acorns.
The continuous rain is injuring the
The Chickasaw Legislature meets on
the 4th of September.
The Choctaw Council meets on the
2d of October.
The Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M.
meets on the 5tli of next month. The
Masons of Caddo will be prepared to
take care ot all who come.
At t he general meeting of the Suez
Canal Company in Paris recently, M. de
Lesseps reported that a dividend would
be paid of 1 franc 88 centimes per
PARK, LYNCH & CO.—E. A.
Park, Auctioneer—Will sell THIS DAY,
2sSd inst., at 10 a. m., at their salesrooms,
16 bbls. ALE, 6 bbls. Plant's Extra FLOUR, 10
kits MACKEREL, 10 cases JELLY and sun
dry other groceries, and several lots of
HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. au'2-2 It
Galveston Garten Vereln.—An ad
journed meeting of the Members will be held
THIS (Tuesday) EVENttfe, at 7.30 o'clock, at
the Garden. A full attendance is requested,
as a number of applications have to be dis
posed of. By order of the President.
au22 It ED. DREIER, Sec'y pro. tem.
ISSOLUTION OF PARTNER
The partnership heretofore existing under
the firm of COR ENNIS & CO. has been dis-
solved by mutual consent.
H. I. ANDERSON.
Galveston, August 1, 1876. au22 law4\v
UNIVERSITY of VIRGINIA
Opens October 1; continues through nine
months. It is organized in schools on the
elective system, with full courses in Classics.
Literature, Science (with practice in Chemi-
cal and Physical Laboratories), in Law, Medi
cine. Engineering, Teaching and Agriculture,
Apply for Catalogues to JAMES F. HARRI
S'JN, Chairman, P. O. University of Virginia.
Albemarle Co., Va. au23 lm
\XISS K. R. JONES' SELECT SCHOOL,
.tX Avenue L, near E;ghteenth street,
au20 7t* Opens SEPTEMBER 4th.
Per "Dido," from Rio.
2000 ROLLS BAGGING.
40,000 Sacks Salt.
J. II. ELSWORTH & CO.
auS tf una
3600 Sacks COFFEE
TO ARRIVE FROM KI0,
aul '78 ly una
AN1) NOW DISCHARGING,
Ex Kronprinz von Preussen,
3500 Sacks COFFEE
Due per Messina,
5000 SACKS SALT.
3000 Rolls BAGGING
aul tf una
KAl'FFSIAN A BI NGE.
Galveston Gas Works.
32d and Market Streets.
All orders or complaints to receive prompt
attention should be left at the Secretary's of-
fice, in the
corner Strand and 22d street, between the
hours of 8 and 12 o'clock A. M.
ftp9 *7fi mm lv
5000 bbls. Rosendale Hydrau-
500 bbls. Plaster Paris.
500,000 Northern Latlis.
50,000 lbs Plastering Hair.
Per Bark Edward McDowell, from Rondout.
due August 1st. For sale at reduced prices.
C. W. ADAMS & CO.
Portland and Rosendale Cement.
Austin aud Alabama Lime.
Plaster Paris, Hair, Laths,
Marble Dust, Fire Clay,
Fire Bricks, White Sand, Etc.
30,000 Sacks Coarse and Fine Liv-
erpool Salt, 300.000 North River
Bricks, 500 Bales Northern Hay,
FOR SALE BY
C. W. ADAMS & CO.
I have removed my Stock to the
TWO-STORY BRICK BUILDING'
NOS. 2 and 4 STRAND, (North Side,)
Corner Bath Avenue,
And have now in Store a Full and Fresh Stock
of the best brands of
Rosendale and Portland CEMENT, LIME,
PLASTER PARIS, HAIR, LATHS,
BRICKS, FIRE BRICKS,
FIRE CLAY, FIRE TILES, WHITE SANI),
CROCKS for Flues, Drain Pipes, Garden
Curbing, Blue Stone, Coloring, etc.
Also—Coarse and Fine SALT, HAY, POTA-
TOES, etc, „
For Sale at Lowest Market Rate by
G. II. HENCHMAN,
Corner Bath Avenue and Strand.
fel8 '70 9m
TRUSTEE'S SALE -By virtue
and in pursuauce of the power granted
and vested in me by trust deed executed by
John Berlocher, bearing date the 8th day of
January, A. D. 1873, and duly recorded in Gal-
veston county, made to secure the payment of
a promissory note executed by John Ber-
locher, bearing date January 1st, A. D. 187%
for the sum of seven thousand five hundred
dollars, and payable to the order of Gustave
Opperman six months after date thereof; also
by trust deed executed by John Berlocher on
the 15th day of Dec mber, A. D. 1870, and duly
recorded in Galveston county, made to secure
the payment of a note executed by John Ber-
locher, dated December 15th, A. D. 1870, for
five thousand currency dollars, payable to the
order of Gustave Opperman six months after
the date thereof, and on request made to me
by the payee and holder of said notes, the
same remaining due and unpaid, though de-
mand for payment has been often made, on
Monday, the Utii Day op Septem-
ber, A. D. 1S7G,
at 2 o'clock p. m., in the city of Galveston, at
in front of the several premises to be sold, on
Strand and Mechanic streets, I will sell at pub
lie auction to the highest and best bidder, for
cash in United States currency, the following
property, lying and being in the city of Galves
ton, in the State of Texas, "to wit:" Lots
numbers two (2), three (3), four (4) and five (5)
in block numbered five hundred and sixty-
three (563), with the buildings and improve-
provements thereupon; also, lot number
(2) two in block number six hundred and
twenty-two (ti22), and the building thereon,
and as trustee will make title to said property
to the purchaser, and receive the purchase
monej'. and apply the same to the payment
of said aetes and interest and expense of sale,
as authiHfced and directed bv said trust deed,
aul7 23t ROBERT RUFF. Trustee.
Albemarle female institute.
Charlottesville, Va.—The 20th Annual
Session begins 25th September, with fifteen
teachers. Send for catalogue. The President
leaves Galveston with pupils on the 20th of
September. au5 d&Wlm
COLUMBIA FEMALE INSTitUTE,
MAURY COUNTY, TENN.
Rev. Gieo. Beckett, S. T. D., Rector.
Assisted by a full Corps of Experienced Teach
ers. The Forty-first Year will begin Sept. 4,
1876. The entire charge for Board and Tuition
in all the studies or a Thorough English
Course is $275 a Scholastic Year, with no ex-
tras. References—The Bishop of Texas, the
Rev. S. M. Bird and the Rev. J. Ward, Gal-
veston ; the Rev. J. J. Clemens, Houston. For
Circulars, giving full particulars, address
REV. GEORGE BECKETT,
aulOlm Columbia, Tenn
HI A SONIC FEilIALE INSTITUTE,
A school of long standing, thorough schol
arship and eligible location. The Fall Term will
open on the 18th of Sept., with ample arrange-
ments for instruction and boarding. Terms ror
5 months: Board, $75; Tuition from $15 to $30
For catalogues containing particulars, address
aul9 lm* CHAS. B. STUART, Principal
JACKSONVILLE FEMALE ACADEMY.
Forty-seventh year opens Sept. 13, 1ST6. Ad
vantages in all departments unsurpassed. Send
for Catalogue. E. F. BULLARD, Principal,
jy26 lm Jacksonville. 111.
^po city taxpayers.
Please bear in mind that a
Penalty of 1 Per Cent. Per Month
will be collected on taxes for 1876, from the
FIRST DAY OF SEPTEMBER NEXT until
paid. F. R. LUBBOCK,
Tax Collector City of Galveston.
August 1, 187t».—au2 lm
Notice to Taxpayers.
The unrendered roll of Galveston coun-
ty, is on file in the Assessor's oflice at the
Courthouse, On TUESDAY, the 5th day of
September, 1876, the roll witt be considered,
and notice is hereby given to aH persons in-
terested to appear then and there to say why
the same is not correct.
By order of the Commissioners' Court of
Galveston County. W. H. WILLIAMS,
au20 lw Presiding Officer.
FOR THE INSANE.
SUP ERIO •». accommodations for all classes.
Separate departments for epileptics and
nervous invalids. For terms of admission and
circular address W. S. CHIPLEY, M. P., Sup't,
aul JOt eod CoUege Hill, O
Office of Chief of Police, J
Galveston, Tex., June 7, 1876. }
Pursuant to Article 3, Section 2, Revised
Ordinances of the City of Galveston, on and
after SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 1876, I will cause
all DOGS running at large within the cor-
porate limits, to be killed, (by poisoning).
Owners of all Dogs are notified to immedi-
ately comply with the provisions of the above
mentioned Ordinance under the penalties
jc7 tf Chief of Police.
Banks and Bankers.
francis b. forster,
b. c. ludlow,
geo. B. zwpelman,
porster, ludlow & co.,
1 WALL STREET NEW YORK,
We possess unsurpassed facilities tor serv
ing the interests of our friend* at home and
abroad. We assure them satisfaction, by our
promptness and minimum charges in attend-
ing to any business entrusted to us. We deal
in all kinds of State, county and municipal se-
curities. my2ti 16 ly
r. l. foard, d. f. frazel, j. c. bottdkn.
l. foard & CO.,
1 (Successors to Frazel & Autrey.)
AND DEALERS IN EXCHANGE,
Collections made at all points on the Qalve»
ton, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railroad.
Wanted to Purchase
1000 to 5000 Sacks
Best LIVERPOOL SALT
Address, giving LOWEST SPOT CASH
Box 813, PostolBce, Galveston.
HAS A NICE STOCK OF
Tackle-Blocks, Rope, Mast-Hoops, Cleats, An-
chors, Barrel-Hoops, Hanks, Paints, Harpoons,
Scrapers, Canvas, Caulking - Irons, Shears,
Rowlocks, Hooks and Thimbles, Gromnets,
Boat-Hooks, Needles, Sail Twine, Tar, Oars,
Ice Cream Freezers, Ice Chisels, Picks, Water
Coolers, Fly Traps, Mouse and Rat Traps,
Cake, Puddingr, Fry, Baking, Milk and Wash
Pans; Tin Buckets, Sifters, Dippers, Spoons,
Knives and Forks, Toilet Sets, Clay Furnaces,
Kettles, Pocket Cutlery, Tubs, Pails, Clothes,
Pins, Wash-Boards, Ironing do.. Well Buckets,
Carts, Wheelbarrows, Baskets, Flour Boxes,
Knife do., Step-Ladders, Ax-Helves, Cnopping
Trays, Brooms, Blacking and Brushes, Sal So-
da, Bluing. Chalk, Whiting, Glue, Green. Red,
White, Yellow and Copper Paints; all kinds
Oils, Turpentine, Rosin and Varnish, Builders'
Hardware, Carpenters' Tools, Shovels, Rakes
and Spades, liie cheapest place. Give us a
Confectionery.. .fruits. .
/ NUTS, etc.
250 boxes STICK CANDY,
15,000 lbs. FANCY CANDY, all kinds.
200 gross PRIZE BOXES, all kinds.
50 bbls. ALMONDS.
25 bbls. WALNUTS.
25 bbls. FILBERTS.
25 bbls. BRAZIL NUTS.
50 boxes LEMONS.
For sale at low prices by
no!4 12m G. SEELIGSON & CO.
(ieorgetown Female Seminary
Fine patronage last year. Session opens in
SEPTEMBER. For catalogues, address me at
lm J. J RUCKER.
Bellevue Hisli School,
_ TT BEDFORD COUNTY. VIRGINIA.
On \ a. & Tenn. r. r., 15 miles west of Lynch-
5ur?« corps of Teachers. High and
healthy location. Pupils members of the
family. Session begins Sept. 15. For cata-
logues or detailed information, apply to
WILLIAM R. ABBOT. Principal,
Jyl3 2meod Bellevue P. O.
TRINITY HALL, BEVERLV, A. J.
An Elegant Home School for Girls.
THE BISHOP OF NEW JERSEY, VISITOR.
Fall Term Begins Sept. 21.
For Circular, address the Principal,
Miss RACHELLE GIBBONS HUNT.
VIRGINIA FEMALE INSTITUTE,
REV. R. H. PHILLIPS, A. m., Rf.ctor,
Assisted by a large corps of Experienced Of-
ficers. Thirty-second annual session will com-
mence September tith. Patronage represents
nineteen btates. Buildings spacious. Grounds
extensive. Terms moderate. Churches of
seven denominations within three minutes
walk. For Catalogues, address the Rector, or
Hon. H. W SHEFFEY. aul tu fr&W lm
Educate Your Daughters
PARENTS HAVING DAUGHTERS to fend
off the first of September next, will not tiud
a School of higher Scholastic advantages or
more careful training than
DR. WARD'S SEMINARY
in the healthy and beautifu! city of Nashville,
St. Louis Law School,
(Law Department of Washington University.)
The regular annual term of this Law School
will open on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11,
1876. Full course, two terms, six mouths
each. Students admitted to the Senior Class,
on examination, by application on or before
October 10th. Tuition, $50 per term, including
use of library. For particulars, address
G. M. STEWART. Dean of Law Faculty,
jy22 3meod* 203 N. Third St., St. Louis, Mo.
Albemarle female insti-
The Twentieth Annual Session begins 25th of
September, under fifteen officers and teachers.
Refer to Hon. W. K. McAlpine. Galveston; Col.
Kvle, Houston; Gen. Thos. Harrison. Waco;
whose daughters have been their pupils. The
President will leave Galveston on tne 20th of
September with pupils. For catalogues, ad-
dress R. H. RAWLINGS, M. A.,
jy25 lm dW President.
\TAN NORMAN INSTITUTE.
212 West Fifty-Ninth Street, New
York. Facing Central f*ark.
Unequalea for Beauty and Healtlifulness.
This English, Classical. French and German
Family and Dav School, for Y'oung Ladies,
will reopen SEPTEMBER 21, 18?(i. The cata-
logue, giving full information, will be furnish-
ed on application.
Rev. D. C. Van Norman, LL.D., » prin<.lnais
Madame VeillerVan Norman, f *
jy^ISS M. B. CLOTHIEli TAKES
this method of informing her friends and the
citizens of Galveston that she has secured the
large, airy building known as the German
Methodist Church, situated corner of Nine-
teenth street and Avenue II, where she will
open a school on September 4th. Terms mod-
erate; instruction thorough. Refers to Messrs.
Leander Cannon, C. W. Hurley and Major L.
C. Fisher. aull> 1m
Avenue I, bet. 19tli ami 20tli Nts.
This old and well-known Institution will be
reopened on iVloiiday, tlie 3d or Sep-
tember, with a competent corps of teachers.
Primary Department....... w $1 50
Preparatory 5 00
Intermediate .. ^ tf 00
Collegiate 7 00
No extra charge will be made for French,
German, Latin or Greek.
For particulars apply to Prof. Girardeau,
corner Windie and 18th streets, or to the
undersigned, Ave. K, bet. 21th and 25th sts.
REV. A. BLUM,
aul9 tsel Secretary F. S.
First Monday In September Next.
Our facilities for Instruction and Boarding
TWELVE PROFESSORS and TEACHERS
are employed daily, and we matriculate annu-
ally about 300 students.
RUFUS C. BURLESON, D. D.,
aul2 3m President.
75 hogsheads SUGAR.
50 barrels Pike's Celebrated WHISKIES.
100 cases PLANTATION BITTERS.
100 boxes Factory CHEESE.
And a general assortment of goods usually
kjpt in a grocery house. For sale very low by
WALLIS, LANDE8 & CO.,
au20 tf 1C8,108 and 110 Strand, Qalveston
The Sixth Annual Session of this Institute
will commence Sept. 4th, 187tf.
CORPS OF TEACHERS:
MISS NATALIE VON SCHENCK, Teacher of
Literature, History, German, etc.
MISS ALICE NOHL, Teacher of Spanish,
Drawing and Elocution.
MISS TINA GOERRES, Teacher of Music,
French, Geography, etc.
IISS TONY VON SCE
MISS TONY VON SCHENCK, Teacher of Vo-
cal and Instrumental Music.
Mr. A. C. LAWSON, Professor of Ancient
Languages, Mathematics, etc.
MISS VIRGINIA ROSSY, Teacher of the Pri-
For further information apply to the Princi-
pals, Misses NATALIE VON SCHENCK and
ALICE NOHL. au9 lm»
otke DAME (Maryland)
for young ladies,
near Govanstown, Baltimore Co., Maryland,
S. S., of Notre Dame.
This institution Is most desirably located,
three miles north »f Baltimore, and is provided
with every necessary for health and comfort.
The system of education pursued is de-
signed to develop the mental, moral and
physical powers of the pupils, to make them
refined, accomplished and useful members of
In the Regular Course, which includes the
German and French languages, number of
pinpils limited to one hundred and forty.
Parlor Boarders, or young ladies who desire
private apartments, number limited to four-
Young Ladies, whose health requires special
privileges, can be accommodated at a first
class country residence, provided fifteen posi-
tive applications are made before the 25tli of
Educational advantages are the same for
all. For particulars send for catalogue.
—Under the Direction of-
This Institution is situated in the most
healthy and delightful part of the city of Aus-
tin, and affords every advantage to young
ladies who desire to receive a finished and
solid education. The course of instruction is
thorough! and complete, comprising all the
English branches, Modern Languages, Latin,
Vocal and Instrumental Music, Drawing,
Painting, Plain Sewing, and every variety of
Great attention is paid to the h«alth of the
pupils. The boarders are not confined within
a limited enclosure; they are required to take
long walks and daily exercise in the open air
accompanied by their teachers.
The Scholastic Year opens on Monday,
September 4th, 18T6, and closes Jnu«
27 th, 1877. Those w ishing to enter should
make early application.
Parties from a distance applying for admis-
sion must present first-class references.
For terms and further particulars,
Saint narj't Academy,
aul5 d&Wlm Box 143, AUSTIN, TEXAS.
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