The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 63, Ed. 1 Tuesday, June 5, 1877 Page: 2 of 4
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STATE f KESS.
The Lavaca Herald is opposed to the
attempt to form a new party, by the
disorganization of the Democracy, and
The Democracy of the South, the
solid party which fairly elected Mr.
Tilden, will acknowledge all righteous
and just acts of the administration; 'will
support the President in the adminis-
tration of Federal affairs, where the
constitutional rights of all sections are
fairly treated, but will never yield to
bribery or corruption; will never, for
sectional or personal interest, approve
a wrong, and will never form a new
party in support of an illegal adminis-
The San Antonio Express has some-
thing to say on the proposed subsidy, by
Congress, to the Texas and Pacific
Railway. The Express says:
Its four or five hundred miles of road
have demonstrated what tremendous
results follow the running of railroads
through the great State of Texas. The
increase of population, the enhanced
value of lands, the opening up of new
enterprises of various kinds, to say
nothing of the numerous towns and
cities springing up as if by magic into
existence, are the fruits of railroads.
Without entering minutely into a dis-
cussion of the peculiar advantages of
the Texas Pacific, we will only say
that, whilst we have a local interest
here, and will laber to have roads
built to this point, yet we desire to see
Texas as the destined Empire State of
the Onion, gradually rising in the scale
of ^greatness by building throughout
herT borders these great arteries of
X»»-t» ig)Ulv/u»j llf * „ J
if we can not get a road to our imme-
diate locality, we are not so selfish as to
desire our fellow-citizens in other parts
of the State to be denied its benefits, or
the State itself to suffer because of our
inability to exact a special local benefit.
Let the main trunk be built to comple-
tion as now provided by charter, and as
natural as it is for water to run down
stream, so sure will trade force from
this railway branches in every direc-
tion, until Texas shall have one net-
work of railways over the whole State.
The Colorado Citizen says:
Mr. J. A. Guynn, traveling for the
wholesale grocery house of Moore,
Stratton & Co., Galveston, has recently
returned from an extended trip over
the Western counties, and reports the
crops of all kinds in most flourishing
forwardness. He represents the crops
in a much more advanced condition
than in this section, and the people
hopeful of their prospects.
The Oaxette objects to the odor of a
hide yard at Austin. Does that paper
ferget that such odor3 are sometimes
evidences of business? Once when
President Peirce, of the San Antonio
road, then a merchant of Boston, ar-
rived at Houston during the night and
found the air redolent of ox teams, he
remarked that it was a pleasant assur-
ance that trade was lively. John D.
Groesbeeck christened the public gar-
den at San Antonio Hide Park because
it was used for drying hides. Make
the most of things.
The Schulenburg Argus expresses the
opinion that the " talk about Hayes
causing a split in the Democratic party
is about the coldest sort of comfort
that was ever sought by despairing
men "—" the idiocy born of weak
brains and nourished by silly thoughts;"
and says " it is well enough to occa-
sionally expose the fallacy and lay at
rest the phantom conjured from Whig-
gish graveyards by Radical body-snatch-
The Austin Statesman tells the fol-
lowing story, which will do as a rival
of the invention of perpetual motion
by a citizen of Northern Texas:
Colonel McFarland, of Payette coun-
ty, now in this city, relates a strange
incident regarding a well owned by
Judge Hinds, the county judge of Fay-
ette. The well was recently supplied
with two buckets swung by a chain
across the wheel. After getting the
buckets properly adjusted, they began
to move up and down without any aid
or starting, and at night the family of
Judge Hinds is disturbed by the noise
made by the movement of the buckets.
Gentlemen who have been at the place
corroborate the statement, which Judge
Hinds for a time would not make.
A well like this would be a great con-
venience to a "short-handed" family,
and a patent for it would be a fortune
to an active drummer.
The Dallas Herald turns its attention
to conundrums, and asks:
Why is it that a large number of
Texas clergymen g0 north to spend
the summer months? Are the souls
of their parishioners less precious dur-
ing the heated term than other seasons'
Or do we only regard duty as binding
When it is pleasantly performed?
Without waiting the usual time for
answers from correspondents, the
Herald attempts to answer it own ques-
tion as follows:
It certainly seems to our lay obtuse-
ness that when the sickly season pre-
vails, souls are ia the most danger, and
that it is a poor time for the shepherd to
be absent in pursuit of pleasure. Would
it not be well for the clergy to chew
these homely truths a little?
That old Texas veteran, Major Geo.
B. Erath, also gets into theology as well
83 ptiat, ml Mebep uj6 w^c
with a short sefmoa, in whieft be re-
The ten commandments are the basis
of all religions, each nation and creed
making its own application of the prin-
ciples growing out of them. They are
evidently of divine origin for there it
no civilization without then. Let poli-
ticians, statesmen, teachers and theolo-
gians teach a true regard for the rights
of others. Let this teaching be so
thorough as to become as it were a pi t
of the very mental and moral constitu-
tion of the rising generation, and
society will soon be on the highway to
human perfection. All reforms must
begin with the people; the morals of
the people will always be the measure
of a people's devotion to law and order.
Let man be taught to circumscribe his
desires, and especially for wild specu-
lation, and he will be content and
ready to do justice to his fellows. The
decalogue must be made our code of
morals. Law must be made to conform
to this high standard of right. We
must begii. at the root of the evil if we
would destroy the wrong. No legal re-
cognition must be aceorded to crime if
we would see it abated. Society must
be reconstructed ere it can hope to rid
itself of criminals.
There are no less than four places
called Eureka in Texas, yet newspaper
correspondents persist in writing the
name without adding the county. The
reader who can tell which place is
meant may well give the word in Eng-
lish, and say, " I have found it."
Occasionally some paper modestly
hints that an extra session of the Legis-
lature is needed, but the more common
expression is indicated in the following
paragraph from the Central Texan:
The San Antonio Herald credits Gov.
Hubbard with good sense and sound
judgment when it avers that he is afraid
to call the 15 th Legislature together
again lest they shoula give the people
much greater grounds of complaint
than exists at present. The idea is a
sound one that the people had better
suffer patiently the ills already inflicted
than to give this stultified Legislature
another chance to make confusion
The last Constitutional Convention
and the last Legislature seem to remind
people of the fable of the frogs who
would have a king. Still it is a mis-
take to say that everything is taxed.
Public property used for public pur-
poses, household and kitchen furniture
to amount of $250, notes held as pur-
chase money for land, money debts due
to party to the extent of indebtedness
of same class of debts, growing or un-
gathered crops, United States legal ten-
der notes, United States bonds,
churches and public burying grounds,
school houses and charitable institu-
tions are not taxed.
The Victoria Advocate has an article
headed " Internal Revenue Blackmail-
and states facts which show that
A farmer in the neighborhood of
Sempronius, Austin county, says the
crops in that section were never better,
his crop of oats, some twenty acres, wtfr
as fine as he ever saw, and would in his
opinion, vield seventy-five bushels to
the acre. "Barley and rye are doing pro-
portionally as well as oats.
Biyan Pilot: Col. W. W. Lang, Wor-
thy Master of the Texas State Grange,
addressed the farmers at Wellborn on
Wednesday A mite meeting at the
residence of Mrs. Dr. Castles, cn Tues-
day night, was well attended and great-
ly enjoyed by those present... ,A ser-
vant's house near Dr. Erwin's residence
was destroyed by fire on Wednesday
night... .On Monday night a negro liV-
on the north end of Main street, was
the old system of espionage and plun.
der, which kept business men in terror
so long after the war, has not been
wholly abandoned. The Advocate, in
fact, goes so far as to say that not one
of the internal revenue scoundrels, who
a few years ago went throughout the
country placing blackmail on the people
have been dismissed by the new ad
ministration, and that—
In Texas a precious lot of vultures
have found harbor. Every now and
then they raid upon the dealers in the
country, and amid all the intricacies of
the revenue laws lucky is he who has
been fortunate enough to escape with-
out arrest and penalty. In this city
several of our most respected citizens
have been unjustly harassed by offi-
cials who represent the great nation in
the stilted position of a revenue office.
Receipts for the past eight or ten years
must be produced, and if a single one
has been lost or mislaid, wjth « r""ir3
—Uw ~a the grand
representative of the great nation then
and there serves the unfortunate dealer
with summons to appear before the
Galveston court. One case from Vic-
toria may serve to show the true in-
wardness of this official activity.
In the year 1868 a dealer here
was then engaged in the auction
business. During the present year
he was called on by an official, in the
employ of the Internal Revenue De-
partment, for a tax receipt for the month
of October, 1868—amounting to the
huge sum of fifteen cents. The dealer
confessed that he preserved his tax re-
ceipts for a number of years but had
subsequently paid no attention to them,
considering them entirely worthless.
The official served a warrant of arrest,
but at the same time notified the dealer
that the matter could be settled by his
paying the cost of the warrant, with
mileage, etc, amounting to something
like the sum of ninety dollar?. The
dealer declined to pay and has not since
been troubled. The game was too ap-
parent. The account of this dealer on
the Department books must have been
balanced, because the tax was paid and
remained unquestioned for nearly nine
years! This has not been the only case
of the kind here, and proper represen-
tations have been forwarded to Wash-
—Jno. G. Saxe, the humorous poet,
is seriously ill. He is growing verse
—A nun was missing in Pittsburg
for several days, and none was the
wiser for it. Sne had eloped with a
prominent physician. The marriage
has since taken place.
—A Frenchman has invented a talk
ing machine. There will be a demand
for it in this country to serve as a
Fourth of July orator, owing to its
ability to keep sober until after the
speech is made.
—An American writes from Yucatan:
" The soil is very rich, but I can not
say the government is very stable.
During the last seven months there
have been nineteen revolutions, and two
men have been seriously hurt. The cli-
mate is the healthiest in the world."
—James Gordon Bennett has pur
chased property in England, and ex-
pects to expatriate himself. Well, it
was not really his own fault that he
was born in this country in the first
place, and if he explains and apologizes,
and promises not to do so any more,
perhaps Johnny Bull will try and over-
look it for this once.
—Says the Dallas Herald ; " Brave
ry and modesty are inseparable com-
panions." Maybe so; but where a
man has seen an impudent billy-goat
chase his wife's mother over a six-foot-
high fence, years must elapse before
the last lingering doubt as to the abso-
lute truth of the oracular remark of the
Herald has cleared away from his
—The anti-tobacco men are not col
lecting funds to erect a monument with
a suitable inscription to the memory of
a man named Day, who died in Boston
at the age of 105 years. He smoked
and chewed steadily for 90 years before
he permitted the poisonous drug to
drag him into the grave. He shaved
himself up to the last with a steady
hand, and his death was caused by
robbed of several valuables. A look-
out was kept up for the thief, and on
Tuesday night he was arrested on the
north-bound train, and is now in the
hands of the officers.
The Baptists at San Antonio are ma-
king an earnest effort to complete their
church Tbe Ban Antoaio papers
print a list of cases tried in the Recor-
der's court during the month of May,
to wit : Drunk and disorderly, 29; in-
sulting language 26, beating and provo-
king 18, drunk and down 30, quarreling
and fighting 10, disorderly conduct 5,
vagrancy 8, carrying concealed^ weapons
4, immoderate riding 1, keeping a dis-
orderly house 1, overflowing the public
streets 2, indecent exposure of person
1, leaving team on the public street 2,
using abusive language 2, obstructing
the public street 2, violating bridge or-
dinance 1, violating hack ordinance 1,
violating license ordinance 3, violating
building ordinance 2, violating fire or-
dinance 1, violating dog ordinance 1.
The nationalities of the offenders is as
follows, showing a heavy majority in
favor of Anglo-Americans over any
other of the many races of that cosmo-
politan city, viz: Americans 65, Ger-
mans 28, Mexicans 29, colored 23,
French 3, Poles 1 A train of ten
large schooners went out Thursday with
goods being shipped by our merchants
to El Paso and to Chihuahua, Mexico.
Citizen: At the regular meeting of
the Colorado County Medical Associa-
tion held in-Gelumbus, Tuesday, reso-
lutions were unanimously -adopted to
the effect that in the death of i Dr.
Brown this association and the medical
profession -hare lost an efficient and
zdalOufl member, and the community in
which he practiced his profession i
faithfnl and conscientious physician.
... .The Citizen says the recent warm
weather has about closed out the opera-
tions of the cotton lice in all portions
of our county, and the crop is as prom-
ising as could be desired. The corn
and fruit crops are also good, and our
prospects are decidedly flattering
Columbus has two tickets in the field
for town officers—one nominated by
the Republicans: For MayoT, Ben
Baker; for Marshal, J. J. Harrison; for
Recorder, Phil. M. Riley; for Treas
urer, Jno. R. Brooks; for Aldermen,
Wm. Frankel, Ed. Eason, C. O. Nelson,
Geo. Witting, Henry Green. At
meeting of the citizens, irrespective of
party, color or nationality, the follow
ing named persons were nominated for
city officers: For Mayor, Ben Baker;
for Recorder, Friench Simpson; for
Marshal, J. J. Harrison; for Treasurer,
C. O. Weller; for Aldermen, Geo. Wit-
ting, F. G. Schultz, J. J. Montgomery,
E. C. Sronce, R. H. Harrison.
North- West: Some wheat in the
straw, taken from Mr. C. B. Crain's
field on the East Fork, was brought us
on Monday last. It was fully three and
a half feet high as it stood in the field,
with remarkably clear, healthy leoking
stalks, and heads averaging three and a
half inches long, well filled with large,
plump kernels. The field promises a
yield of 35 or 40 bushels to the acre
Choice venison at five cents per pound
in town wtw viJ-:jao
uas a drilled well 65 feet deep at his
residence on Clay street It is proba-
ble there will be two cotton gins in
operation in Cambridge this coming
fall.. The May term of the District
Court in Clay county, Judge Carrol
presiding, adjourned Saturday. T.
Roach was tried for the murder of A.
Dickey, and sentenced to the Peniten
tiary for life.
At New Braunfels Mrs. C. J. Heine
mann was found dead in the well in
front of her house. There are suspi
cions that she had been foully dealt
with This county, long among the
most substantial in Western Texas, still
improves, and has a future full of
promise. New Braunfels, the county
town, is situated at the confluence of
the Comal with the Guadalupe. It was
settled by a German colony under the
leadership of Prince Salms Braunfels,
still an officer of the Austrian army, in
1846. He came with the colonists and
built a neat little cottage on a hill,
where he for some time resided, super-
intending their labors. This old house
is still standing and is the point from
whence the view of New Biannfelsis
taken. Those who came have all grown
rich. It is doubtful whether there is
another spot on the western continent
where there is such general " fore-
handedness." The streets of the town
are bright and clean.
de witt county.
Cuero Bulletin: The rain last Sat-
urday night was timely and has done
much good to the crops in this county,
that are looking splendidly. Au abund-
ant yield is assured to our farmers all
over the county, and as far as we have
learned the prospect is good throughout
the State. A little more rain is needed
now in some places Roasting ears
are now plentiful in our markets, as
well as all kinds of vegetables... .Mon-
day, the 4fh day of June, an election
will be held at the town hall for Mayor,
five Aldermen, Recorder and Treasurer,
and Marshal. The candidates are, for
Mayor, C. C. Howerton and D. Brown;
Recorder, D. W. Nash and C. L. Shu-
beck: Marshal, D. G. Benjamin, and
for Aldermen, C Kleinecke, C. Stadt-
ler, Otto Buchel, M. J. Baker, O. Stark-
er, A. Hamilton, G. Wallingford, R. M.
Forbes, E. Muegge.
The Firemen's State Convention will
be held in Dallas June 13th St Mat-
thew's Cathedral, Dallas, was thrown
open for public worship Sunday morn-
ing On the 17th instant Dallas will
vote on the question of levying a tax
of one-fourth of one per cent, to carry
on the public schools of the city..'..
Track laying on the Sherman street
railway "commenced on north Travis
street Wednesday morning. One and
one-eighth mile will be in running
order in thirty days.
planting at the proper time. Since re-
cent timely rains have put a good sea-
son in the ground, we feel that crops
will grow off well and everooma the
backset received at planting tithe,
FALLS COUNTY. * |.
Moving Ball: The Houston and
Texas Central Railroad rendered their
road in this county at $8290 per mile.
.There are three hardware stores in
town now Col. H. L. Bennett re-
torts crops tolerably good at Hog
Schulenberg Argus: The negro
Jones, who murdered a negro boy at a
dance in High Hill some two years ago,
and made his escape, and was recently
arrested in Gonzales county, has been
tried and found guilty of murder-in the
first degree, .and condemned to he bung.
.... .Mr., A- Gilmore, of Ilackbeny,
brought to us on last Wednesday the
first cotton bloom we have seen this
season... .Mr. G. E. Malona has opened
up a new branch of industry—that of
furnishing, under contract, old bones,
which are now scattered so plentifully
over the plains of Texas. He has se-
cured a very profitable contract with
a careful analysis of lu parts.
irat iron, aoda, sulphur and salts, are
j readily detected. There are a great
| many families among us who use it for
beverage and bathing. This waitf is |
j specially good for rheumatism,;
gia, dyspepsia; diabetes^ and ail kidney I
affections. Mr. Harvey has -oprbed ft
and provided for the access of all wish-
ing to visit the place. All who come to
Lawrence drink at this well. Tfeere
i are several invalids now recovering '
from almost hopeless affiiotion, who |
| make, it their chief medicine.
The Mariposa, Kinney county, corre-
spondent of the Ban Antonio Hetehl
expects to see the day when West
Texas will produce immense crops of
BtnalT grain without artificial watering.
He is of opinion that there has been
rain enough on Piedro Pinto this spring
to have raised fair crops of those
cereals. Mr. Hudson is op :>iugoneof
the great farms in tl-« '•Vest, and
already has a garden in cu.uv.uion that
would be no discredit to San Antonio.
He has fig, peach and other trees grow-
ing nicely, also a fine lot of grape
vines, in a visit just made on mud
creek and San Felipe he found the
Diseases of tbe Eye and Ear. |
DR. O. BEARD,
OCULIST AND AUEI8T,
141 Canal Street, New Orleans,
Good rooms, board and nursing. Hours I
i ID to3o'clock. my 18 2m
Notice—all dogs will be
put to death caught running at large,
and not provided with muzzle and license
tag*. Owners of valuable canines take warn-
ing and par your dog lioense
jegtf P. 8. WREN, City Clerk.
parties who ship them North, where I crops doing well and farmers happy.
M. Strickland, stationer, printer,
etc., 109 Strand, places the News un-
der obligations for a handsome speci-
men of the Mark Twain patent, self-
pasting scrap-book, an article both
ornamental and useful.
Freestone county votes on local op-
tion on the 9th of June.
The new line between the counties of
Ellis and Navorro, gives the former
$80,000 more of taxable property
Wheat harvest is progressing rapidly
throughout the county. Early, or May
wheat, is turning out very well, but the
late wheat is considerably injured by
the rust. We expect a full report from
each section of the county as soon as
the crop is threshed... .The case of the
State vb. George Pogue and R. M.
Smith, for the killing of old man Sin-
fleton in June, 1876, was concluded
londay night, the jury bringing in a
verdict of murder in the second degree,
and assessing the punishment of Geo.
Pogue at ten years, and that of R. M.
Smith at seven years in the peniten
tiary The Waxahachie broom factory
is doing a good business.
Recorder : Crops are looking toler-
ably well, though not so forward as at
this time last year. The planting sea-
son in this county was unusually unfa-
vorable this season, as there was a cold
spell, attended with frequent cold
rains; besides t&is, tbe presence ot tbe
they are ground up, barreled, and sold
for fertilizing purposes... .The timely
and refreshing rain which fell on last
Saturday night was of great benefit, to
the crops. Both corn and cotton have
made wonderful strides during the past
ten days. The season could not have
been more favorable for the farmers'
purposes. Oats and other small grain
are looking splendid, and promise a
large yield. Vegetables of all kinds
are coming forward, and will prove to
be abundant. The Irish potato crop
excels that of any former year, both in
size and quality We are indebted
to Judge Paulus for a lot of the most
delicious peaches of the "Early Riv-
ers " variety we ever ate. He informs
us lhat he has had them to ripen as
early as the 22d day of May.
Denison News: Mr. L. G. Cairns
shipped, Wednesday, to Gregory, Cooley
& Co., Chicago, eighteen car loads of
cattle. Seventeen car loads were
shipped the same day by Mr. P. R.
Baker, to R. Strahorn & Co., St Louis
... .Immigrants continue t« arrive daily
in Texas by the way. of Denison.
Scarcely a day passes that some wag-
ons do not pass through the city.
On Wednesday eight wagons passed
through, and from the looks of the,
teams, we should judge, the parties
were well fixed. ...Tracklaying on the
Sherman street railway commenced on
North Travis street Wednesday morn-
ing. One and one-eighth mile will be
in running order in thirty days... .The
Sherman Register is of the opinion that
Grayson county will be able to spare
from 500,000 to 600,000 bushels wheat
this season. The corn and cotton look
finely, and promise an abundant yield
In 1876 the first car load of cattle
was not shipped until May 25. This
year, up to that date, there had been
shipped from Denison 130 car loads.
Quard : There will be a meeting of
stock owners held at the court-house in
Goliad on the 11th day of June The
West Texas Annual Conference, Metho-
dist Episcopal Church South, has sold
the Paine Male and Female Institute to
the Goliad College Company, and the
money will be appropriated by the con-
ference to the erection of a building
for the church in Goliad. The sale
was for $1500 cash, the church here re-
taining possession of their seats at pre-
sent in the institute, also the privilege
of worshiping and holding Sunday
school in the same for six months
Pastures are still being built on the
west side of the river Sargeant Wat-
son and Wright, of Lieut. Hall's com-
mand, passed through Goliad this week.
The building designed for a hotel
will be ready for occupation the 1st of
August next. It will be large, commo-
dious and handsome. Dimensions 104
by 31, containing twenty-two rooms
(not including office and parlor), a spa-
cious hall and dinine-room and three
galleries, one aDove ana two below. It
is situated in a beautiful and pleasant
portion of the city, to which it is quite
Navasota Tablet: No marriages this
week The oldest citizens say they
have never seen such fine crops at this
season of the year as there are now,
and they look forward to abundant
harvests The road to Wallace Prai-
rie has further improved Dr. G. W.
Graves, an old citizen near town, has
been confined several months to his bed
with a chronic disease, and not much
prospect of his recovery The col-
ored people are holding a general Sun-
day School Convention at their Baptist
Church in this place and there are sev-
eral delegates from a distanee. A few
leading white citizens are helping
them in their proceedings Col. B. L.
Defreese, an honored citizen of this
county, died Sunday, May 29th A
severe hail storm and heavy rain passed
over Wallace Prairie, in Grimes
county, on last Saturday. The hail"
storm was a mile wide, injuring some
places and skipping others in its tract.
The hail stones were of unusual size
and the damage was very serious on
some farms. There was rain here, but
no hail. Mr. Jack Baker, F. A. Mc-
Daniel, Mr. Stone and many more sus-
tained great loss. The gin-house and
mill on the old George Stoneham place
was blown down We regret to learn
of the death of one of Grimes county's
oldest citizens, Mr. Ed. Hobbs, who
died at his residence, near Anderson,
Crockett Patron: We have been
shown some specimens of small grain
from the farm of Mr. Thomas Fulg-
ham, seven miles north of Crockett.
The oats were six feet high and of pro-
digious diameter (for oats); the barley,
rye and wheat are fully grown, well
headed and grain very plump. Com-
petent judges estimate "that the oats
will yield 75 bushels to the acre. We
were also shown a cotton stalk from
Mr. W. H. Allen's farm, on the same
road, seventeen inches high, and well
branched Rev. Robert Bell and Dr.
S. J. Collins, of Nevil's Prairie, report
the crops of their neighborhood as be
ing very good. This beautiful portion
of Houston county, is settling up very
rapidly From Mr. Wm. Renney, of
Cochino, we learn that farming opera-
tions in his part of the country have
■been hindered and the corn crop consid-
erably damaged by excessive rains, but
as the land is very rich they expect yet
to realize a fair yield.
Crops are looking fine, although we
have had an unusual quantity of rain
this spring, and farmers on that ac-
count are a little in the weeds. In
some neighborhoods the grasshoppers
have damaged the crops considerably;
but, notwithstanding this, the wheat
crop will be a good one in this county.
Oats were almost eaten up by the pestf.
We have an abundance of vegetables
and of fine size and variety. The farm-
er is feeling happy over the crop pros-
pect, and well he may, for Jack county
never had such an outlook for over-
flowing granaries as now Our Coun-
ty Court has awarded a contract for a
The people were yesterday to meet at
Kerrville to consider tbe ways and
means of best celebrating the coming
Fourth of July The Frontiersman
says harvesting has begun in good
earnest, and the yield of wheat prom-
ises vastly better than the of
chronic croakers have predidRT
Regular quarterly meeting of the M. E.
Church will be held the first Sunday in
The Immigrant, published at Law-
rence, says: M. C. Harvey, of this
place, bored for a well and found a
mineral spring, the virtues of which
have been tested by quite a number of
our citizens and their guests, with the
happiest results- We have not jet ob-
Heavy rains have fallen and corn is
growing very fast, oats! are in shock,
and all sorts of garden truck are trying
which can grow largest. Mr. Pafferd
is building a mill near his residence, on
one of the best water powers in the
State. It will be used for grinding,
shelling corn, sugar-making and thresh-
Herald: A fine rain in our county.
Early corn will now fill, and young
corn will grow rapidly M. I. Sa-
musch, of Halletsville, brought us as
a sample, two Irish potatoes, one
weighing 16 ounces, the other 17i
ounces Frank Drury, Esq., gave us
a sample of sweet potatoes large enough
for use Philip Gephart sent us a fine
lot of vegetables on Wednesday even-
ing of last week. Irish potatoes great
ly above the average size; beets, one of
which weighed 5£ pounds, and cab-
bages weighing 9 pounds, headed up
bard and solid... .McCowan's gin, near
Hackberry, reports 297 bales; John
Williams's gin, on Rocky creek, 250
bales; Henry Miller's gin, on the Navi-
dad, 120 bales—ginned- during the last
season....On-Sunday Frank Hawks
shet Thomas Garrett, who died almost
instantaneously. - The wife of Mr.
'Hawks, who is also the sister of Gar
reft, had left her husband. Hawks ac
costed Qarrett, saying: "I understand
you said your sister should not live
with me again." He replied: " I don't
know that I said so, Frank, but if I
did, I Stick to it." Hawks instantly
said, " Then I'll kill you," and fired
rapidly two shots, one wounding Gar-
rett in the finger and the other striking
him in the shoulder and ranging down
ward in the breast severed some of th e
large blood vessels, and he died in
about twenty seconds. Hawks is a
young man of about 22 years of age,
and Garrett about 17 or 18 years. The
officers have been in pursuit of Hawks,
but have not succeeded in arresting
Crockett Patron: It is reported that
John Washington, of this county, was
hung in Madison county, near Clapp's
Ferry, on the 28th, by parties unknown.
It is said that he was followed by men
from Milam county, and found in pos-
session of a mule stolen there, which
led to his being summarily disposed of
according to the code of Judge Lynch.
Waco Examiner: The brick work of
the Cotton Compress Company's build
ings is let to Messrs. Mann Bros, and
Trice & Harris, and they will commence
work next Monday morning. The
buildings are to be located near the
freight depot in East Waco The
final examination of classes in the Waco
Female College will begin on Saturday
and continue through Monday, Tuesday
l/Orsicana niuou.isy tins leceut
change of schedule on the Central Rail>
road, we are enabled to read the Gal-
veston and Houston papers on the day
of publication Chickens, six for $1.
....Market full of vegetables. A
coal oil lamp in the Methodist Episco-
pal Church fell from its fastening on
Saturday evening last, about the time
the congregation were assembling. The
contents having taken fire, thert^was a
momentary alarm, but the blaze was
soon extinguished We have seen
specimen heads from the wheat field of
James Kerr, Sr., which would be called
fine in any country. The wheat is of
the Walker variety, and was sown in
the latter part of November. The
grasshoppers injured the field In spots,
but Mr. Kerr is looking for a fine yield
from his forty-acre field. It will be
ready for the harvester next week.
We saw many of our farmers in town
yesterday. They give glowing accounts
of the growing crops, and all of them
are in good spirits in regard to farming
Central Texan: The late rains were
godsends in the cause of human com
fort....The District Court takes up
the criminal docket next Monday
From all directions come cheering re-
ports of the crop prospects The
weather has been red hot for several
days The colored patriots of Calvert
have organized a military company
More revenue is derived from the in-
come tax in Calvert than from all other
points in the county combined... .A
fire, occurred in a colored man's house
on Saturday last. A can of kerotene
exploded near the cooking stove The
electricity accompanying the rain on
Tuesday played in uncomfortably close
proximity to residences hereabouts. In |
one instance it struck a tree immedi-
ately in front of a freedman's house,
and glancing off, passed down the
doorfacing of the building into the
ground. Several negroes were sitting
near, but seemed to experience no ill
effects from the narrow escape they
Titus county scrip is at par. The
crops are above par.
Corn is looking remarkably well, and
cotton is also quite promising. Fruit
will be plentiful.
Notice—Officers. and members of Island
City BOam Fire Co. No. '2, are' requested to
attend a special meeting TO-NIGHT, at 8
o'clock. By order oi the foreman.
- -p. JENSEN, Sec'y.-
8tar State Steam Fire Engine Co.
Ila. 3, attend your monthly meeting this
(TUESDAY) June 5th, at 8a'cloek p.u.
By order of V. J. BAULABD,
w. h. moelleb, Foreman,
Secretary. je5 it
Dr. Schenck's Pulmonic Syrup,
Sea Weed Tosic vkd Mandrake Pills.—
These medicine* have undoubtedly performed
more cures of consumption than any other
remedy known to the American public. They
are compounded of vegetable Ingredients
and contain nothing which can be Injurious
to the human constitution. Other remedies
advertised as euros for consumption, proba-
bly contain opium, which is a somewhat dan-
gerous drug in all cases, and if taken freely
by consumptive patients, it must do great
injury; for its tendency is to eonflne the mor
bid matter in the system, which, of course,
muse make a cure impossible. Schenck's
Pulmonic Syrup is warranted not to contain a
Earticle of opium; it is composed of powerful
ut harmless herbs, which act on the lungs,
liver, stomach and blood, and thus correct all
morbid secretions, and expel all the diseased
matter from the body. These are the only
means by which Consumption can be cured,
and as Schenck's Pulmonic Syrup, Sea Weed
Tonic and Mandrake Pills are the only medi-
cines which operate in this wav, it is obvious
they are the only genuine cure for Pulmonary
Consumption. Each bottle of this Invaluable
medicine is accompanied by full directions.
Dr. Schenck is professionally at his principal
office, corner Sixth and Arch streets, Phila-
delphia, every Monday, where all letters for
advice must be addressed. je5 tu thu sat
' AlCriON SALE.
Park, lynch & co.—e. a.
PARK, Auctioneer—Will sell THIS DAY,
5th inst., at 10 o'clock, at their salesrooms,
POT PLANTS and ROSES—a good assort-
One Parlor Set of FURNITURE, one fine
WABDROBE, and other Furniture.
Choice Yellow Kansas BUTTER, CORN
MEAL, GRITS, ELOUB, TOBACCO, and
other GROCERIES and Sundry Merchandise.
One BUGGY or WORK HORSE. je5
Proceedings of the city
Ect April 1.1917.
Jlesolied, That his Honor the Mayor be re-
quested to appoint a special committee of
three to purchase all supplies and material
Tdrthe city of Galveston.
Sisotoed further. That no bill for supplies or
\ material will be recognized from and after
this date, unless the same has been pur-
chased by the saia Purchasing Committee,
and that notice to that effect be published in
^ That a resolution adopted
by the City Council, October 2,1876, prohibit-
ing the purchasing of material or supplies;
except upon * requisition approved by the
cbalnnan of the committee to which the
same may appertain, be and the same is here-
by revoked. Adopted. je5tf
Office of city tax col-
lector of the City of Galveston.
By virtue of the tax rolls of the city of Gal-
veston for the year 1876, and the powers vest-
ed in me as Tax Collector, under the laws of
the State of Texas and the charter of the city
of Galveston. I have this day levied npon, and
will proceed to sell at the Court-house door ef
the county of Galveston,
On Tuesday, thk 5th day of June,
(that being a legal sale day) the following par-
cels of land or town lots or outlots, or such
portions thereof as will satisfy the taxes due
and unpaid for the year 1876, as assessed
against the several parties and properties re-
spectively, to the highest bidder for cash, to-
gether with all penalties and accruing costs to
be added to the amount of taxes named in
Brick, Thomas, lots 12,13,14, block 427. $48 25
— - "" 66 00
Barrel staves, per M
On Oyster Creek.
TT'or sale—362 acres land,
X? with the improvements thereon, at Ar- |
cola Junction, and adjoining the sugar plan-
tation of T. W. House. Oyster Creek runs
through the place. The improvements are
new. Inquire on the premises of
je5tu fri lifl* C. C. BRYANT
PROPOSALS FOR FRESH REEF.
Hkadqcarters Department op Texas, )
Office Chisp Commissary op Subsistence. -
San Antonio, Texas, June 1, 1877. )
SEALED PROPOSALS in triplicate, with a
copy of this advertisement attached to
each, will be received at this office and at the
offices of the Acting Commissaries of Sub-
sistence, at each of the posts named herein,
until 12 o'clock noon, Wednesday, June 20,
1877, for delivery at Forts Clark, Duncan, Mc-
intosh, Richardson, and at Ringgold Bar-
racks. and at San Antonio, Texas, of such
as may be required by the Subsistence De-
partment at those posts from July 1, to De-
cember 31, 1877, or such less time as the Com-
missary General of Subsistence may direct.
Bids will state the price per pound, net, on
Any contract made under this advertise-
ment will not be construed to involve the
United States in any obligation for payment
in exoess of the appropriation granted by
Congress for that purpose.
For conditions, etc., apply to the under-
signed or to the Acting Commissary of Sub-
sistence at any of the posts named.
The Government reserves the right to re-
ject any or all bids.
C. B. PENROSE,
Captain and Commissary ef Subsistence U. S.
Army. je5 6t
TM-octave fine rosewood (not
used over six months) only $180;
| cost $650. New Pianos at whole-
(1DOIIIC Nearly new, $20; 2stops. $45; 5
U nun Ho stops, $50; 6 stops, $55; 7 stops,
at wholesale. Beware imitations. Best offer
ever made, read. Sent on 5 to 15 days test
trial. Money refunded and freight paid both
ways if unsatisfactory. Est. 1856. Agents
wanted Discounts to Teachers, Ministers,
etc. Address OANIBIi F. BE ATT If,
Washington, New Jersey.|
a week in your own town. Terms ano
$00 $5 outfit free. H. HALLETT £ CO.,
Blondeau, Mrs. V., lot 4, block 205
Coffey, Maurice, lot 8, block 129 48 00
Beinman, I. H., S. E. Y\ of outlot 19... 94 25
Hancock, Bradford, IK) feet by 150 feet
out of 8. E. M of outlot 183 58 50
Hirshberger, L. C., lots 12, 13 and 14,
block ST. 41 00
MeCowan, J., lots 1 and 2, block 567 51 00
Parr, Sam, lots 1, 2, 3, block 813 55 50
Poole, Wm., lots 5, «, 7, block 284 98 50
Patterson, H., lot 11, In 8. W. block of
outlot 68. 30 00
Poole, V. a, lot 8 In block 34 196 00
Sampson, Henry, lota 8 and 9, blk. 144 . 67 00
Strickland, Mrs. A., W. 30 ft. of 3, block
506 88 55
White, C. F., 8. E. J4 of outlot 68 95 00
last named ownsbs ON th* CNRENDERED boll.
Dirks, Frank, lots 13 and 14, block 17.. 51 50
McLemore, M. C., lots 8, 9.10, block 136 97 00
Thompson, estate L. A., lots 4,5, 6 and
7, block 137 65 00
Solver, L. F., lots 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7,
block 148 261 00
Wheeler, R. T.. lota 10, E. % of U, W. %
13 and 14, block|146
Hitchcock, T. r., lots 12, 13 and 14,
Sellers, J. 8., lots 8, 9,10 and 11, block
Hoffman, L., lots 12, 13 and 14, block
373..... 53 50
Edgar, A., lots 5, 6 and 7, block 378 .... 85 00
Wenar, D., lot 3, block 3»4. 46 00
McClelland. Mrs. C.. lots 1 and W. H of
2, block 441 90 00
Krouse, Geo., lot 5, block 5C4 81 00
Painpare. O., lota 2 and 3, block 550.... 48 £0
Morgan, E. P., lot 13, block 560 121 00
Tucker, Mrs. M. C., % of lot 9, block
Sherwood, Jas., lota 6 and 7, block 565. 110 0U
Officious, estate of A., S. w. block of
out-lot. 13 40 75
Scudder, Sydney, all of N. E. block of
outlot 60 80 co
Flournoy, Geo., lots 8,9,10 and % of 11,
In 8. E. block of outlot 68 71 00
owners unenown—taxes for 1876.
All of block 5 $4 50
Lots 13 and 14, block 129 3 50
Lots 1 to 7, block 215 12 50
Lots 1 to 7. block 246 10 50
Lots 5, 6 and 7, block 304 3 00
Lots 1, 2,12,13 and 14, block 356 2 00
Lots 1 and 2, block 363 1 60
Co., Portland Maine.
Send for our Local List of newspapers. Sent
free on application. GEO. P. ROWELL & CO.
No. 41 Park Row, New York.
Brenham Banner: We visited the |
Rosedale Nurseries yesterday in. com-
pany with Mr. J. B. Vanness, and
found an endless quantity and quality
of fruit upon the trees. Mr. Watson |
was busy preparing peaches for ship-
ment to GalveBton, St. Louis and other |
points. We saw pear, apple and peace
trees literally ibaded with fruit of the ]
best and most improved varieties. Mr
W. presented us with specimens of I
early apples, whieh we found to be
rich and delicious. Peaches now ripen-
ing are of the varieties known as Early |
Beatrice and Early Louise Mr. W.
F. Swain, of Galveston, Grand High ]
Priest of the Grand Royal Arch Chap-
ter of Texas, has been in this city for j
a|day or two past visiting Chapter No.
6, located here. Mr. Swain is highly
pleased with this city and vicinity and I
is loud in his prairies of the extensive |
improvements going on and the beauti
ful farms surrounding it. He was a |
resident of Washington, on the Brazos,
when that old town wa3 the capital of j
the then Republic of Texas.
4000 Sacks COFFEF.
KAUFFMAN & RUNGE.
my5 una tf
To Nellie C. Sweeney, of
by her cocsin mollis ornderkan.
Sad, sad is death at all times;
Yet when from us '(will tear
The one whose joy was our joy,
'Tls more than hearts can bear.
Yet to-day the flowers blossom,
To-morrow they will die;
The bud must drop and perish
When the hand of death is nigh.
8tlU midst the host of angels,
la God's great heavsn, where
The pure in spirit linger,
Nellie's soul is shining were.
Qiitictim, JUsO 3,1877,
Lot 3. block 374 12 00
Lot H of 11, block 378 7 50
Lot 5. block 431 9 00
Lots 9 to 11, block 423
Lots 1 to 7 and 10, block 544 . .. 200
Lot south U of 6 and 7, block 437 20 00
Lot Hot'2, block 506 10 00
Lots 1 to 7, 8 and 9, block 515
Lots 8, block 607 .-.
Lot 13, block 669 16 00
Lot 9, block 671 8 00
Lot 9, N. W. block, outlot 13 2 00
Lot 8, 8. E. block, outlot 14 4 00
Lot K 6, 4, N. W. block, outlot 23 4
Lot 9, N. E. block, outlot 23 500
Lota H 3, all 4. N. W. block, outlot 44.... 9 00
Lot 14, N. E. block, outlot 44 500
8. W of S. W. block, outlot 59 7 00
% of lot 5. all of 6 and 7, 8. E. block, out-
lot 59 2 50
All of N. W. block, outlot 107 12 50
WW 11 to 14, N. E. block, outlot 113....
Undivided U of N. W. bl'k of outlot 141
Undivided H of N. W. bl'k of outlot 142
All of N. W. bl'k of outlot 151
All of N. E. bl'k of outlot 151
All of 8. W. bl'k of outlot 151.
All of S. E. bl'k of outlot 151
AB or S. YV. Wk kj£ uutlut IZriC
AU of N. E. bl'k of outlot 152
All of S. W. bl'k of outlot 152
All of 8. E. bl'k of outlot 152.
All of N. W. bl'k of outlot 153
All of N. E. bl'k of outlot 151.
All of 8. W. bl'k of outlot 153
All of 8. E. bl'k of outlot 153
F. R. LUBBOCK,
myl3 td City Tax Collector.
Cralveston Wharf Co.
j} ATE of wharfage of the
GAXYESTON WHARF COMPAQ
June 1, 1877.
WHARFAGE ON ALL GOODS LANDED ET
VES8EL8, WILL HE COLLECTED FROJl
Anchors and chains, per 100 lbs 5
Barrels, wet ; 6
Barrels, dry 5
Barrels, empty, wet 3
Barrels, empty, dry...
Barrel staves, per M..
Bacon, per cas
Bacon, per case
Bags or sacks in bales, per cubic foot..
Bagging, per cubic toot
Bagging, per 100 yard rolls, each
~ [ging, per 50 yard roils, each
eta, per nest
Ballast, per ton
Bales over 5 cubic feet, per foot
Bedsteads, common, each
Bedsteads, boxed, per cubic foot
Bellows, per bubic foot
Bananas and plantains, ber bunch
Breakfast bacon, per box
Boxes, liquor, cheese, soap, candles, etc.
Boxes, extracts, coffee, ink, bluing, etc.
Broom-handles, per M
Broom-corn, per bale
Brick, Are, per M
Brick, common, per M
Bran, per sack
Bran, per ton of 2000 lbs
Blinds, doors and sash, per cubic foot ..
Boilers steam, per 100 lbs
Bones aDd horns, par ton
Bone-dust, per ton
Bone-black or bone-meal, per sack of 100
Bolts and spikes, rivets, nuts and wash-
ers. per keg
Buckets, per doz
Buckets, well, per doz
Butter, per keg
Butter, per flrkin
Building stone, rough, per ton
Bugeies. boxed, per cubic foot
Carboys, each, full
Casks, hardware, per 100 lbs
Casks, merchandise, per cubic foot
Carriages, boxed, per cubic foot
Castings, hoUow or solid, per 100 lbs
Cattle, grown, each
Cattle, two year olds, each
Cattle, yearUngs, each
Cattle, calves, each
Champagne, in bittets
Chairs, per bundle (2 each)
Charcoal, per sack
Cotton, per bale, landed
Cotton, per bale, shipped
Cotton, per sack
Coal, dumped In carte, per ton
Coal, dumped on wharf, per ton
Coaches, stage, each 1 00
Corn, per sack
Corn In shuck, per bbl
Cotton seed, per ton of 2000 lbs
Cotton gins, per cubic foot
Cotton planters, each
Corn planters, each
Corn Mills, per cubic foot
Coffee, per sack
Codfish per drum
Cordage, per 100 B>s
Cotton Ties, per 100 lbs
Copper, per 100 lb3
Copper, pig. per 100 lbs.....
Canned Beef, per casb
Coal Oil, per case.
Cocoanuts, per 100
Collars, Horse, per doz
Crates, Crockery or Merchandise, per
Dry Goods, in case, per 100 J>s
FUters, boxed or otherwise, per cubic
Flshbars, Plates and Chairs, per 100 lbs.
Flour, per sack
Flour, per half sack
Fustic and other Dye Woods, per ton —
Fertilizer or Guano, per ton
Furniture, boxed, per cubic foot
DOWN THET CO!
Again to the Front I
IN PRICES OF THE
Family Sewing Machine
SEE THE REDUCTION:
The Machine Formerlj Sold at
We Now Offer for
AND ALL OTHER STYLES
AT EQUALLY REDUCED PRICES,
While the Grades of the Machines are FULlZT
MAINTAINED, making them now,
as they always have been,
THE BEST MADE AND FINISHED
MACHINES IN THE WORLD.
Blank books ojb every
quality and description made to any |
patter* at the News Bindery.
To Rational Invalids. —In sickness
every portion of the body sympathizes with
the seat of disorder. When tbe stomach fails
to perform its functions, the liver, bowels,
nerves, muscles, veins, arteries, etc., are all
more or less affected. These delinquents re
quire a medicine, combining the properties of
a stomachic, an alterative, a purgative, a
tonic and a sedative to bring them back to
to their duty; and all these elements, in their
purest and most effective forms, are united in
Tarrant'a Kflerveacent Seltaer Ape-
rient, the great Saline Remedy for Indiges-
tion and its concomitant consequences. Sold
by all druggists.
Jb c c © Jb nri a Week to Agents. $10 Outfit
f f 1 1 FREE. P. O. VIUKERY,
1 o a day at home. Agents wanted. Out-
fit and terms tree. TRUE & CO., An-
C. (!. BEERS, m. D., (formerly of Bos-
ton.) has a harmless cure for INTBfflPaR-
ANCE, which can be given without the
knowledge of the patient. Also one for the
Permanent cures guaranteed in both. Send
stamp for evidence. Ask druggists for it.
Address BBEKS A CO., Birmingham. Ct.
or Extra Pine mixed Cards, with
ZiO name, IO cts., post-paid. L. JONES &
CO.. Nassau, N. Y.
$5 to $20SW?£T-
2500 Sacks COFFEE
EX FLEET WING,
consisting mostly of the finer qualities.
Galveston Gas Works.
32d and Market Streets.
All orders or complaints, to receive prompt
I attention, should be left at the Secretary's of-
[ flee, in the
| corner Strand and 23d street, between the
hours of 8 and 12 o'clock A. U.
ap9 '77 una ly
I "PULING AND BINDING—THK
X\ facilities of the News Bindery for execut-
ing first-class work of every description (a un-
Groceries, dry, boxed, per 100 lbs.
Orain, in bulk or sacked, for export, per
Grind and Mill stones, per 100 lbs.
Gunny Bags, in bales, per cubic foot
Hardware, per 100 lbs
Hames, per dozen
Hams, per cask
Hay, per bale
Hogshead staves, per M
Half Barrels, wet.
Herrings, per box
Hoop Poles, per 1000.
Horses and Mules, each..
PROPOSAL*) FOR MILITARY
Headquarters Department of Texas,
Office Chief q. m„
San Antonio, May 29, 1877.
SEALED PROPOSALS, in triplicate, subject
to the usual conditions, will be received at
this office, or at the offloes of the Quartermas-
ters at the following named posts, until 12
o'clock m , on the 29th day of June, 1877, at
which time and places they will be opened in
the presence of the bidders, for the furnish-
ing and delivery of Military Supplies, during
the period commencing July 1, and ending De-
cember 31,1877, as follows:
Hay, Wood and Cbarcoal,
or such of said supplies as may be required at
the posts of Forts Brown. Clark, Concho, Da-
vis, Duncan, Griffin, Mcintosh, McKavett,
Richardson and Stockton; Ringgold Barracks;
San Antonio and San Felipe, Texas.
Payment for the supplies depends upon
future appropriation for the purpose by Con-
Proposals for either class of the stores men-
tioned, or for quantities less than the whole
required, will De received. The government
reserves the right to reject any or all bids. A
preference will be given to articles of domes-
Blank proposals, stating the estimated
quantities of supplies to be furnished, and giv-
ing full information as to the manner of bid-
ding, conditions to be observed by bidders,
and terms of contract and payment, will be
furnished on application to this office, or to
the offices of the Quartermasters at the posts
above named. Envelopes containing propo-
sals should be marked, "Proposals for ,"
and addressed to the undersltrned.
AISX J. PERRY,
jel 6t D. Q.MiGeh., U. S. A.
PROPOSALS FOR 51ILITAK1
Headquarters Department of Texas, )
Office Chief q. m., ]-
8an Antonio, May 29,1877.1
SEALED PROPO8AL8, in triplicate, subject
to the usual conditions, will be received
I at this office, until 12 o'clock m., on the 29th
day of Juce, 1877, at which time and place
they will be opened in the presence ef the
bidders, for the furnishing aDd delivery of
Military Supplies, during the period com-
mencing July 1, and ending December 31,1877,
| as follows:
Oats or Rarley, Corn,
I or such of said supplies as may be required
at the posts of Forts Brown, Clark, Concho,
Davis, Duncan, GriffiB, Mcintosh, McKavett,
Richardson and Stockton, Ringgold Barracks,
San Antonio and San Felipe, Texas.
Payment for the supplies depends npon a
future appropriation for the purpose by Con-
Proposals for either class of the stores men-
| tioned, or for quantities less than tbe whole
required, will be received. The Government
reserves the right to reject any or all bids. A
I preference will be given to articles of domes-
Blank proposals, stating the estimated
quantities of supplies to be furnished, and
giving full information as to the manner of
Bidding, conditions to be observed by bid-
ders, and terms of contract and payment, will
be furnished on application to this office, or
to the offices of the Quartermasters at the
posts above named. Envelopes containing
proposals should be marked, "Proposals for
" and addressed to the undersigned.
ALEX. J. PERRY,
jel 6t D. Q. M. Gen., U. 8. A.
Horse shoes, per keg.
Household goods, per 100 lbs
Hides, loose, each
In bales, per 100 lbs
green, in bundles of two each
Ice, In hogsheads
Ice, as per invoice, less 30 per cent, for
waste, per ton
Iron, bnifpr plttLO, bar, llUop, wrnil&tlt.,
sheet and galvanized, per 100 lbs....
Iren, railroad, per ton
Iron, pipe, gas and water, per 100 lbs
Iron, Bhutters and wrought fittings, per
Iron, junk and scrap, per ton
Iron, pig, per ton
Iron safes, per 100 lbs
Junk, in bal<
Laths, per thousand.
Lemons, per box
Lead, per 100 lbs
Lumber, per thousand
Leather, per roll
Malt, per stick
Marble, per 100 lbs
Marble dust, per bbl
Machinery, per 100 lbs
Mineral ores, per ton
Mowing mac nines, each
Moss, per bale
Matting, per roll
Nails, per keg
Oakum, per Dale
Oats, per sack
Oil Cake, per sack
L. E. EDWARDS,
Persons owning lands la Texas should re-
member that the present tax lawB of this
State require the punctual payment of all
taxes in the oouniies where situated, and
those who neglect or refuse to comply will
have their lands sold for taxes and will either
be compelled to redeem them at great trouble
and expease or lose them entirely.
I have superior facilities for having lands
Broperly assessed and taxes paid in any por-
on of the State.
On the 1st of January, 1877, the assessment
of taxes will commence. Those desiring my
services will please send In a list of their lands
at once, together with such information re-
garding value, etc., as may be usefuL
All classes of certificates will be furnished
at the lowest market price.
Locating of land certificates, selling or leas-
ing farm* or lands all over the State, made a
of every kind win receive
prompt and peieonal attention. de21 eodtm
Blank Books and every description of
Ruling, Trimming, etc., tbe News Bindery de-
Wagons, spring or cane 75
Washing machines, each 10
Washboards, per doz 4
Watermelons, each 1
Water coolers 2
Wire, per 100 lbs 5
Wheels and axles, railroad, per 100lbs.. 5
Wheels and axles, log carrier 75
Wood, per cord 25
Wool, per sack 10
White lead, per 100 lbs 5
Zinc, in rolls, per 100 lbs 5
Goods not In above list, will be charged in
proportion, say: Less than forty pounds to
the cubic foot will be classed as measure-
ment and charged one cent per foot; forty
pounds and over to the cubic foot will be
classed as weight and charged five cents per
All goods to be removed from the wharf the
same day they are landed, or they wlU be
liable to an additional wharfage for every
day or part of a day they remain on the
wharf. Same wharfage to be charged on all
goods delivered from one vessel to another,
provided either of such vessels are fast to
the wharf, or to any vessel fast to the wharf.
Vessels landing without cargo will be
charged wharfage at the rate of ten cents per
register ton for each landing, and after forty-
eight hours five cents per ton for each subse-
Vessels discharging in the stream will not
be permitted to occupy a berth at one of the
oompany's wharves without the permission
of the agent of said company. Vessels *0
leave the wharf or change their berths as
soon as requested so to do ny the wharfinger,
or they will be liable to be charged twenty-
five cents per ton per day for every day, or
Dart of & dav. they remain,
Vessels loading cotton, or other cargo, out
ward must pay wharfage on same, unless no-
tified by the wharfinger that the wharfage has
been udd by the shipper. Wharfagejto be
paid as soon as the veS»i completes her load-
The Singer Nlan'g Co.,
IRA GODFREY, JR.,
myl9 lm AGENT.
Having Disposed of our Re-
tail Interest in LUMRER
in the city, we are better prepared to
Fill all OrdLers
CAR LOAD OR CARGO
Direct from our MILLS In
AMD FROM THE WHARF HERE.
We shall make a specialty of
Having Mill capacity to saw and dress, when
600,000 feet per month
and our own schooners to transport the same,
we are prepared to
Fill all Orders with Dispatch.
NORRIS & CO.
Galveston. May 22. 1877. my27 su tu jm_
THRESH GOODS, per late arrivals,
X1 500 doz. LEMON SUGAR:
500 doz ground CINNAMON, PEPPEB and
lOOcases assorted quarts JELLIES;
100 cases assorted PRESERVES;
400 cases assorted PICKLES;
300 capks Excelsior KEKH (best in market);
100 boxes LEMONS and ORANGE8.
Oranges, per box
Ordnance stores, per 100 lbs
Oysters, per bbl
Paint, per 100 lbs.
Palls, per dozen .. .*.
.. flour, per nest
Paper, printing, per bundle
wrapping, per ream
Pecans, per sack
Pianos, boxed, per cubic foot
Pine Apples, per 100
Potash, per 100 as
Post, fencing, each
Raisins, per box
per half box
per quarter box
Rags, per bale
Refrigerators, per cubic foot
Rubber belting, per 100 lbs
Roofing slate, per ton
Rope, per 100 ids
Salt, per sack
Sand or soli, per dray load
Sewing machines, each
Sewing K. D., per 160 lbs
Sieves, per package, 2 dozen
Sawdust, per dray load,
Shot, per 100 >>s
Shingles, per thousand
Shook:*, box, per car load
Shell, per dray load, 5 bbls
Shovels ana spades, per dozen
Spices, per sack
Stoves, por cubic foot
Sugar, per hogshead
In boxes, Havana
Smokestacks, per 100 lbs
tallow, etc .«>
with bbls. inside.
Tin plate, per 100 lbs
Tin pig, per 100 lbs
Tobacco, In boxes
Tobacco, half boxes
Tobacco, quarter boxes
Tiles, per 1000
Trunks, filled withmdse., or nests
Tubs, per nest t:
Trucks, railroad, per 100 lbs
For sale low by
g. seeljgson a co.,
162,161 and 166 Strand.
500 sacks COFFEE;
3C0 bbls. SUGAR;
200 bbls. MOLASSES;
1000 pkgs. TOBACCO;
CIGARS, WHISKY, BOX GOODS of every
description, at very low figures, by
WALLIS, LANDES & CO.,
106, 108, 110 Strand, Galveaton.
WE HAVE for sale, low
TO THE TRADE—
150 bbls. FLOUR, choice brands;
200 sacks—100 lbs. each—FRESH TEXAS
200 sacks FRESH WE8TERN BRAN;
100 bales choice TIMOTHY HAY;
SCO sacks choice CORN;
ALL JUST ARRIVED.
BARGAINS FOR CASH.
TURN LEY BROS.,
Storage and Commission Merohants,
jeStf Cor. Bath Avenue and Strand.
100 boxes Cheese, fresh;
100 bble. ttolden Syrup;
50 casks Claret;
100 bbls. Glager Ale, the flnett
Summer drink knowa.
LeGIERSE & CO.,
A cent* Indigo Soap.
TO THE TRADE!
we have on hand
STAR LAGER BEER!
which we offer at
Banks and Bankers.
William H. Flippen,
(Successor to PARKER & FLIPPKN,)
AGENEKAL BANKING Busi-
ness transacted. Collections made on all
accessible points, and promptly remitted at
current rate of exchange. Exchange bought
and sold. Jel 6m
JAMES T. THORNTON,
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS.
A General Banking Buslnes
Collections made and promptly remitted. Ex
change bought and sold. felt 6m
fbakcis b. porstxa,
B. c. LUDLOW,
GEO. B. ZWrBLHAK,
LUDLOW & CO.,
* WALL STREET ......NSW YORK
We po—esw unsurpassed facilities for ten
Ing the interests of oar friends at home and
abroad. We assure them satisfaction, by oat
promptness and minimum charges In attand-
bg to any business entrusted to us. W« deal
In all kinds of State, county and municipal so-
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