The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 230, Ed. 1 Sunday, December 16, 1877 Page: 2 of 4
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Sunday, December 16, 1877.
In New York last week, during the
trial of a bank teller for forgery, the
novel experiment was tried of bringing
the magic lantern into the court-room,
darkening the apartment, and throwing
upon the wall a larcce reflection of a
check which was alleged to have been
forged. The jurors were thus enabled
to trace out line by line the angulari-
ties of the handwriting. The counsel
for the defense strongly objected to
this proceeding, on the ground that
there could be no appeal to a copy in
any shape, and that the reflection on the
wall was of that character. The judge
overruled the objection, and the trial
proceeded. The use of the magic
lantern in such cases promises to be of
almost equal value with photography
in exposing crime and bringing crimi-
nals to justice.
Steamboatmen complain of certain
features of the present law, especially
being made liable in suits for damages
for greater sums than their interests in
boats, and being made liable for loss of
passengers baggage in case of Are. Un
der the law as it now exists every pas-
senger on a steamboat that burns up
may proceed against the owners of the
boat for value of baggage lost, swear-
ing to any value they may place upon
the lost articles. The law is unj ust and
should be repealed or amended.
Rev. Dr. Talmage is given to talk
ing wildly, but he was verging very
closely on the truth, when he said in a
The world will have to learn that the news
paper is an institution, and that it requires
infinite brains and almost infinite capital. It
is folly for any one who can not succeed in
anything else to try newspaperdom. To pub
iish a newspaper requires the skill, precision,
boldness, vigilance and strategy of a com-
manaer-in-chief. To edit it requires that one
be a statesman, an essayist, a geographer, in
fact, an encyclopedia And to govern and
prooel it till it i* an established fact demands
more qualities than any business on earth.
The friends of the Union Pacific
Railroad are exercised over the resolu
tion requesting the President to inquire
whether the law requiring that road to
pro rate with all the branches is being
enforced. The subject has been refer-
red to the Attorney General, and par
ties pushing the resolution say they
will secure an observance of the char-
ter, or compel its forfeiture and the
placing of the road in the hands of s
The punishment meted out to high
toned rascals in New York, Philadel-
phia and other places lately is having
a very happy effect. The healthy pub
lie sentiment thus indicated is becom-
ing wide-spread, and managers of large
corporations, as well as swindlers who
operated on their own account, and ex
pected to shield themselves behind past
reputations, must face the music like
Congressman Shelly, of Alabama,
proposes a bill levying a tax of $250 on
each Chinaman arriving in the United
States, whether he comes from China
or any other country, unless he comes
as a representative of the government
of China or in some other official ca-
pacity. Such a measure ia clearly in-
compatible with the spirit, if not with
the letter, of the Burlingame treaty.
The new constitution of Georgia,
which was adopted by about 40,000
majority, makes lobbying a crime and
petty larceny cause for disfranchise
ment; prohibits the State from giving
financial aid to railroads; abolishes im-
prisonment for debt and the whipping
post; provides for free schools, for
biennial sessions of the Legislature,and
The Boston Commonwezlth says that
it has occasion to know that Mr. Tilden
withdrew from a business enterprise in
which he was interested with a declara-
tion that he proposed to devote the next
year, or as long as it should take, to the
maintenance of his claim to the presi-
The taxable property of California is
placed at $505,073,000, a decrease of
$23,000,000 since 1876. The State tax
is 73 }c. on the $100, an increase of 13c.
The expenses for the next two years
are estimated at $3,000,000 a year.
Every seat in the United States Sen-
ate is now filled, for the first time in
—Brevity is the soul of wit—to wit;
—Cockling calls Evarts "little,"
but he does not think much of him.
—Is it right to indict a man for mere-
ly carrying our epistle?
—When a New York druggist gives
a man poison for 41 castor ile,"' the surviving
relatives are riled about it.
—Our Texas Congressmen stand
shoulder to shoulder. They are a humerut
—"Huron another!" is what the
wooden shipbuilders say to the iron ship-
—Like a man on a mustang pony,
there is no telling what direction Hayes is go-
ing to travel.
—We are all glad to hear of Hewitt's
amendment. He needed something of the
—The Israelites at the State capital
are not surprised that Ham turned out so
—"Itch again," " hitch again," and
11 pitch again," all rhyme with Sweet Singer
—Jules Ferry is threatened with in-
sanity from the use of hair dye. He is a red
The Waco Examiner furnishes the following
cumulative evidence of the value of adver-
Mr. F. D. Thompson, of Bell county, yester-
day lost a pocket book containing one hun-
dred and four dollars currency. After search-
ing all the cotton yards of the city without
success, he handed into the Examiner office
the "copy" for an advertisement, and a mo-
ment afterward found the mi. sing monev in
one of his boot legs, whither it had found its
wav through a hole in the pocket of his
The Austin Statesman has recovered its ex
cessive vivacity, and sees something exceed*
ingly funny in the proposition of Hon. Mr
Kopparl, Capt. J. J. Hendley, and other men
of means in Galveston, to subscribe fifteen
thousand dollars each toward placing Galves-
ton in an independent position as to railroad
connections with the interior, and to place
her above the schemes of rival railroad com-
panies, who care nothing for any interests ex-
cept their own. The Statesman makes a feeble
but protracted struggle to ridicule ths pro-
posed enterprise. The Statesman underrates
the means and public spirit of the citizens of
Galveston, as much as it does the good taste
and character of its readers, by its attempt
to cast ridicule on a matter in which there is
nothing absurd or impracticable.
The Corpus Christ! Oazette recurs to the
outrage on Dr. Ru»sell, of Bell county, on ac-
count of his religious views, and hopes the
perpetrators may be brought to justice, but
deprecates the idea that the act may be
charged to a general Bpirit of religious intol-
erance. Of course the act is so repugnant to
the tolerant spirit of the age as to ma' k it
as the work of the misguided and bigoted few
who perpetrated it, and good men of all reli
gious denominations condemn it. Still it does
not appear that sufficient erergy has been ex-
e-cised by the authorities to bring th9 perpe-
trators to justice.
Th» Sherman Register remarks:
Fireworks dangle in the windows of the toy-
shops and engross the attention of our juve-
niie population. It will not be long ere the
fusilade will begin, to wind up, probably, with
one or two first-class fires.
Not only are fires, but damage to persons,
often resulting in death, the usual concomi-
tants of Christmas celebrations. Between
the use of fireworks and pistols for sport, and
affrays, growing out of diunkenness, the sea-
son is full of danger, and scarcely any com-
munity passes through it without serious dis-
aster of some kind. Words of precaution
seem to be thrown away on the occasion,
Town authorities should interdict the use of
pi tols and dangerous fireworks within the
limits where houses and people are numerous.
The Dallas Herald approves the examples
which have been made of civil officers who
have been too fres in the use of arms:
Those officers of the law who have made
free with the pistol in the arrest of parties
are being taught a lesson they are not likely
to forget. Several in this State have been im-
prisoned for shooting at fleeing fugitives, flat-
tering themselves that because the parties
were criminals, or suspicioned as such, they
had a right to use their firearms upon them.
The language of the law is plain upon this
point. It declares that in effecting an arrest
an officer shall not use violence save in self
The Hill county Expositor gives place to
some editorial remarks and excerpts on the
subject of useful employment, which, how-
ever trite, are never without interest. The
Expositor sees clearly the evil of idleness, im
providence and dissipation, but probably ex
aggerates the possibility of providing ade
quate remedies so long as human nature is
what it has always been. Still its suggestions
may not be wholly thrown away. It asks:
Why is the community burdened with so
much imb»cility ? bo many idlers living on the
fruits of others' labor? so many criminal!-,
robbing and stealing and murdering to avoid
producing what they need ? Thess social phe-
nomena do not happen without an adequate
cause, and this cause demands immediate at
tention. Suppose we advance productive in
dustry to the same plane of advance society,
and so change the condition of labor that no
family will be able to consume more of the
food things of this world than it produces
here would be far more left unconsumed to
pay full wages to laboring people. The ques-
tion is, who shall have the first right of con
sumption—the producer or the speculator1.
Where producers throw awav the fruits of
their industry, as often happens, any man,
speculator or not, is justifitd in gathering up
and trying to Bave what would otherwise
be trodden under foot and lost to the
world. In a word, producers must learn
to keep and use wisely as well as learn
to produce properly. Th s important learn-
ing is not taught in our best schools and col-
leges Hence they are behind that learning
which the age and advancing humanity most
need and demand. Have farmers, mechanics
and business men, whose vote make our laws,
state and national po'icy what they are,
studied sufficiently the ways and means by
which criminals, idlers and imbeciles are mul-
tiplied in a ratio much larger than that, or our
whole population? We think not. Making
and expending money in a thousand ways
command so much time, thought and anxiety
that the most momentous social problems are
generally neglected as matters of no conse-
quence. Virtue, honesty, mental and moral
vigor should growalittlj faster than mankind
increase for any real improvement to be
achieved. Society should not manufacture
more imbeciles, lunatics, idlers and criminals
than ever before according to its numbers.
Manual labor has made more progress toward
the good time comirg than any university
pregnant fact school men know nothing
While the editor of the Hempstead Mes-
senger was shaking his light fantastic toe for
the good cause of religion, at the entertain-
ment given by the ladies of that place for the
benefit of the church, some unregenerated
heathen got a*ay with his Sunday hat. The
man of the lead peneil charitably intimates
that the festive individual who took the castor
was in a balmy condition, and says:
We haven't a great many hats more than
we need, and when the gentleman recovers the
full use of his faculties we trust he will return
the one we can illy spare.
A hat is by no means the necessary badge
of a religious man. George Munday was
" prophet without a hat," and all good follow
era of the good prophet of Islimism scorn
that covering of the head as unworthy to be
The Dallas Commercial has an editorial on
county fairs, and does not appear to approve
of the sportive portion of the usual pro-
gramme on such occasions. It says:
When the old Roman leaders of two thou-
sand years ago provided games, races, con-
tests of wild beasts and like sports, they made
no mistake, for with that rare knowledge of
human nature, for which they were so con-
spicuous, they fully understood the character
of the people. They knew that while high in-
tellect played its wonderful part in the Sen-
ate, ;iow desires ruled the mass. As Juvenal
said in his withering satires, all the people
want is " panem et circenses," (bread and
circus shows ) When the Mexican authori-
ties order bull fights for the people, they fall
i?«Yw! eJJ^°L2PinlonJ.n regard to the lazy,
a oca "he arena to ap
bver a brute. But~when"a N^rth°TexasC^
tor; but going for the doctor is no general
part of their business, and for ail ordinary
purposes a long puil, a strong pull and a
steady pull ia much better than a rpurt of
fastness. Therefore, so far as horses are
concerned, our fairs should, above all things,
encourage the breeding of good work-horses
—horses that will t»ke a plow through the sub-
soil of these black prairies, and that will
bring a load of grain or cotton to town even
when the roads are not good. The country ia
overran with herds of worthless ponies
which should at once be displaced by respect-
able stock. If the fair can do this, it is
worthy of all encouragement. If net, it has
no mission worth performing in this sober-
minded, business like country. It wants pros-
perity more than sport, and business more
han fun. Our merchants who have laid in
heavy stocks of goods, want to see a steady
stream of trade, and our farmers want to see
their farms producing to their utmost capaci-
ty and their stock consuming as little feed and
bringing as much money as possible. To
these interests racing contributes almost
nothing at all Stake money, pool money and
] >rizes—what do they amount to in business ?
•'or a few days the stables are crowded with
fast horses, money is lost and won, and then
it is all over with, and the business com-
munity can count the profit on its finger-
NOTES AND OPINIONS.
Washington Post: Left to their own
destruction, to use a cant phrase, the
Radical factions would stand in. the
proportion of four or five votes for the
Administration and thirty odd for Mr.
Conkling. We think the Democrats
may, with perfect propriety, share the
admiration of the late Sir Lucius O'Trig-
ger for a very pretty fight as it stands,
and let it stand. In fine, we can see no
ground on which Democrats can now
advance to the support of Mr. Hayes
and his handful of friends in their sore
extremity, unless it be on the hypothe-
sis that, having seated Kellogg, they
have done the Democracy all the mis-
chief in their power, and are, therefore,
not likely to do more.
New York Express: Hayes shows his
estimate of carpet-bag Patterson, the
candidate for the South Carolina peni-
tentiary, by sending for him to visit the
White House for a friendly interview.
And Patterson tells the President that
his Southern policy has ruined the Re-
publican paity in the South. That is
the head and front and final upshot of
the President's offending. There is no
charge that the South is not peaceable
and prosperous, and rapidly recovering
from the effects of the war and carpet-
bag misrule, but then the negroes don't
hold political meetings under the direc
tion of white carpet-baggers any more,
and not a carpet-bagger stands a ghost
of a chance to be elected or appointed
to office. And Hayes thinks Patterson
is mistaken, but is never theless sorry.
Well, it is too bad for the Republicans,
but considering the sort of men that
they have set up to rob and ruin the
South for the last dozen years,the coun
try has reason to be reconciled to their
misfortunes. And if the President
took considerably less interest in the
Republican party and a little more in-
terest in the United States it would cer-
tainly be rather more becoming to his
official station. If he has a sneaking
regard and fellow-feeling for such scoun-
drels as Patterson and Kellogg and
Packard and Wells, he had better Jnot
New York Times: No one who has
read with attention the message of the
President and the accompanying re
ports, can have failed to receive an un-
pleasant impression of vagueness from
some portion of their statements. If
the reader is particularly interested in
the Southern policy of the President,
he must have felt that he knew very
little more about the subject when he
laid the message down than he did
when he took it up, for he failed to find
any precise statement of facts, or any
clear explanation of the reasoning
which has guided the President's ac
tion. If, on the other hand, the reader
is anxious to know what has been done,
or why, in the matter of civil service
reform, he has been left still more in
the dark. Not a word about the prin-
ciples which have governed appoint-
ments and removals, or about the tests
which have been or will be applied in
promotions or in new selections. Only
an intimation that if Congress will ap-
propriate the necessary funds, the late
commissioners for the reform of the
civil service will continue to develop
the system which thf j originated, and
which is now applied, "to some ex
tent," in the departments at Washing-
New York Herald : It does not be-
come a great nation like the United
States to bully a weak neighbor. Our
sense of dignity should cause us to
treat a weak neighbor and a strong one
precisely alike in the same circum
stances. If these border troubles had
occurred on our Northern .frontier, we
should have made a demand on Great
Britain to take care of her own thieves
have notified her that we should exact
indemnity for all the property they de-
stroyed, and if, after a reasonable time,
she failed to do her duty, the Presi-
dent would lay the subject before Con-
gress, which would declare war in
regular form. Why should we pursue
a different course toward Mexico? It
is beneath the national dignity and
against the national interest to spend
money and support troops to do what
Mexico herself is bound to do, by the
plainest principles of international ob
ligation. Let Diaz have a reasonable
chance to fulfill his promises. If he
fails, let us make an energetie demand
for compensation, down to the smallest
pig or chicken that is carried off. If
the bills are not paid, then let us teach
Mexico such a lesson as her people will
be in no hurry to forget. For the pres
ent, Diaz is entitled to a fair oppor
tunity to prove the sincerity of his
assurances. But if he neither stops
the raids nor pays for the losses, some
wholesome blood-letting may then be
in order, followed by a slice of terri-
tory in the way of indemnity.
is principally dead—that is, such of her
as he has not married—and mbnuments
to her memory adorn many graveyards.
We take leave of the hero when he has
reached the Jvery acme of Mormon
bliss—just when he has taken two
young girls as brides, and ordered a
tombstone for a meddlesome section of
The author of the work intends pub-
lishing it in 9an Francisco as an anti-
dote to the Dance of Death.
_ — 1U ityKiuu IrtJ 1/tIC ItVZT,
listless crowa who flock to the arena to ap
plaud the man who wins a bloody victory
over a brute. But when a North Texas fair
Association makes horse racing the chief at-
traction and all prominent feature of their
expositions, we do believe that they seriously
mistake the character and tastes of a laree
portion of the people, both of the city and the
country. There are many of our people who
would prefer to be entertained in some other
way than by watching the whizzing legs of
fast hort>es flying around the ring. In respect
to the interests which the fairs are intended
to promote, It seems to us the mistake is very
radical How much of this mistake is attrib-
utable to that deceptive term, "blooded
stock," we will not undertake to say. But it
is a term full of delusion, and has been made
to cover a multitude of sins. " We want to
encourage the introduction and raising of
blooded stock," say the directors, and so says
everybody. But when we come to scan the
premium list we find that it is fast blood the
directors want. Legs—swift iegs—legs that
can make a mile in one-fourth of a second
less time than was ever done before, seem to
be the great desideratum, while farmers and
business ™en are thinking of size and
strength. They have loads to haul and burdens
to bear, and they want heavy draft horses
to do it. Ihey do not expect to be out on
'he road every afternoon in light buggies or
skeleton wagons trying to dash past their
neighbors. In fact, they have but little use
ror fast horses. There may be a few times in
their lives when it is necessary to mount a
fast steed and gallop In hot haste for a doc-
A Mormon Novel.
[From the Virginia (Nev.) Enterprise.]
We have been shown the manuscript
of a novel called " Triumphs of a True
Saint," written by a young Mormon
who is a firm believer in all the doc-
trines and dogmas of the *' Latter Day
Saints." It is quite a curiosity in its
way. In the first chapter the hero,
Orson Porter Hyde Smoot, falls in love
with and marries a beautiful girl of
"sixteen summers," the daughter of a
Chapter II.—O. P. H. Smoot goes
courting his wife's " favorite and well
beloved " cousin. . After a short but
sharp siege another heart yields to his
eloquent pleadings, and he marries his
" adored Elizabeth Jane." During his
honeymoon his "cup of joy is filled
almost to overflowing " by wife No.
presenting him a bouncing boy, the
" very image " of O. P. H. S.
Chapter IV.—O. P. H. S. sees an
"angelic creature" on Sunday in the
Tabernacle, and falls " madly in love"
with her. He dons his courting rai-
ment and goes for her. Soon she
blushingly yields to the experienced
wooer's soft persuasions—in other
words, "throws up the sponge." Her
mother is a widow and poor; she takes
up her residence with her daughter's
husband. Then come trials and tribu-
lations. But the "True Saint" tri-
umphs. He settles the hash of his
mother-in-law by making her his wife.
There is nothing said about love in
connection with this marriage. It ap-
pears to have been thrown in merely for
me purpose of showing the hero's
shrewdness in business matters.
Chapter V.—Four children are born
to O. P. H. S. in one week—two boys
and two girls—the mother-in-law being
delivered of twins. Things being thus
prosperous at home, the hero goes
abroad on a courting tour. He goes
down to one of the southern settle-
ments of Utah, where he meets with
several strange adventures, and in a
month returns with two new and
blooming wives—sisters—as the result
of his matrimonial raid. Great rejoic-
ings in the house of O. P. H. S., and
all his fathers-in-law kill the fatted calf.
Chapter XXX.—The hero "gets wind"
of the intended Mountain Meadow mas-
sacre. He goes out intending to save
life, and comes back with several head
of wild cattle.
Chapter XLVIII.—O. P. H. S. be-
gins to age somewhat, but he is still en-
terprising. He has nineteen wives and
fifty-six children. His mother-in-law
An hour's ride over the dull, arid
plains of Buenos Ayres, covered with
the grass now so much cultivated in
our gardens, and admired for its light,
feathery tufts waving in the winds,
brought us to San Joachim, where the
jeople were already collecting in their
loliday attire and exchanging friendly
greetings on all sides. The gay, striking
dresses of the Guachos mingled in every
group. The poncho, or mantle of cloth,
woven in bright colored stripes, has a
hole in the center through which the
head is passed, and falls down to the
hips in graceful folds. The nether gar-
ment is a combination of bedgown and
trowsers, bordered by a fringe, or even
rich lace, and these festal days,
which varies from two to six inches
deep, according to the wealth of
the wearer. Then to-day the great
jack-boots of untanned leather are
exchanged for the smartest patent
leather, with bright scarlet tops and
enormous spurs at the heels. A wide-
brimmed Spanish hat is worn, a purple
or yellow handkerchief twisted round
it; while the belt encircling the waist
sparkles with the dollars sewed upon
it—often the whole fortune of the own-
er. His weapons are attached to this
eirdle, consisting of a formidable knife,
a lasso, and a bolas, which may not be
so familiar to the English reader as the
lasso. There are two balls fastened to-
gether by short leathern straps, to which
another thong is attached, by which it
is thrown; this is whirled violently
round the|bead before propulsion, and
entangles itself in the legs of the horse
or cow to be captured. But while we
are gayly chatting the games are begin-
ning, and we hasten off to the ground.
There we find two lines of mounted
Guachos, from ten to twenty on each
side, just so far apart as to allow a
rider to pass between the ranks; all are
on the alert and holding the lasso ready
for use. One whom they call Massimo,
an evident favorite with the
crowd, comes tearing about at a
gallop and dashes in between the lines.
The first horseman in the ranks throws
his lasso at Massimo's horse as he flashes
past, but misses, amid the derisive
shouts of those around; then the sec-
ond, quick as lightning, casts his, and
so on down the ranks. Presently, how
ever, the horse is lassoed and brought
to the ground, and the skillful rider
alights, uninjured, on his feet, smoking
his cigarette as coolly as when he start
ed from his post. The dexterity and
watchfulness of the men, who can
throw the lasso so as to entangle the
feet of a horse while going at full
speed, are simply wonderful. Another
and another followed with varying for
tunes; sometimes the first struck down
the horse and rider, rarely was it that
one escaped altogether. The popularity
of the famous Chief Rosas was said to
be founded on his proficiency in this
adroit but Cruel art, and no man can be
their chief who is not the cleverest
among them. Renown on horseback
is the one great virtue that exalts a man
in their eyes. Cruelty to their favorite
animal does not seem to enter into their
A Political Almanac ol the Senate.
[From the Albany Evening Journal ]
Now that the struggle for the politi-
cal control of the Senate is concluded
for the present, it is time to make up
the official returns and see how the Sen-
ate stands. The Republicans have
gained Kellogg, the Democrats Butler,
and Eustis is still knocking at the door.'
Counting Conover and Patters^, the
Republicans have 39 Senators, and the
Democrats, including Davis, of Illinois,
36. But one of the Republicans,
8haron, is habitually absent without a
pair, so that the Republican side is
practically reduced to 38. It is proba-
ble, also, that Eustis will soon be ad
mitted, increasing the Democratic side
to 37. Or, to put the whole in tabular
Republicans with Sharon S9
Republicans without Sharon 38
Democrats with Davis and without Eustis..38
Democrats when Eustis gets in and Davis
stays in 8'
Democrats when Eustis gets in and Davis
gets out 86
Republican majority (without Sharon) when
Davis is a Democrat
Republican majority when Davis is a Repub-
Republican majority when Davis is an Inde-
pendent and artful dodeer 2
Democratic majority, if Patterson should do
so again, with Davis as a Democrat
Republican majority, if Patterson should do
so again, with Davis as a Republican
Republican majority, if Patterson should do
so again, with Davis as an Independent
dodger, making a tie. to be decided by the
Vice President's casting vote
Democratic majority, if Patterson and Con-
over should both do so again, with Davis
as a Democrat, but his position in that
case not changing the result no matter
what he might do....
As freely as the firmament embraces
the world, so mercy must encircle
friend and foe. The sun pours forth
impartially his beams through all the
regions of infinity; heaven bestows the
dew equally on every thirsty plant.
Whatever is good and comes from on
high is universal and without reserve
but in the heart's recesses darkness
Sir, when a woman has the gift of
silence, she possesses a quality above
the vulgar; it is a gift Heaven seldom
bestows; without a little miracle it can
not be accomplished, and nature suffers
violence when Heaven puts a woman
in the humor of observing silence.
The world is already to receive
talent with open arms. Very often it
does not know what to do with genius
Talent is a docile creature. It bows its
head meekly while the world slips the
collar over it. It backs into the shafts
like a lamb. ("Holmes.
Piominent New Orleans Loan and
WILL BE SHORTLY OF-
fered at auction,
WITHOUr LIMIT OR RESERVE.
park, lynch & co.,
del6 tf Auctioneers.
DON'T READ THIS
A LL OF THE NOVELTIES OF
il the season, and
CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS,
The Cheapest in the City.
a specialty at
G. B. SITOHI'S,
155 market St., Next to 22d.
IS?" Don't fail to call and satisfy yourself.
FOR PRICE AND DURABILITY,
i No Competition.
300,000 Square Feet now in use in thisJCity and Vicinity.
BYRNES' ASPHALT PAVEMENT
The JHost Popular.
27,000 square yards now doing service within the corporate limits of Gal vestop.
P. O. Box 403. J. W. BYRNES, Office in News Building.
Toys, Toys Joys,
NEW YORK COST
No Matter What They Cost!
No Matter What They Bring !
THEY MUST BE SOLD!
Eyen at a Sacrifice.
ALL NEW GOODS,
NO OLD TRASH.
Those wishing bargains must call early at
GREAT DOLLAR STORE.
171 Market street.
Notice.—A meetiDg of the Stockholders of
the Galveston Gas Company is called for
MONDAY, the 17th INST., at 11 O'clock, a. m,
for the purpose of electing Directors for the
ensuing year, and the consideration of such
other ku-iness as may be brought before
them. By order of the President.
de"una td PETER H. ERHARD. Sec'y.
Notice.—The bark JOHN C. SMITH, Capt.
Jones, from Boston, having arrived under
general average, consignees will please come
forward and pay their averages and receive
orders for their goods.
del6 36 c. W. HURLEY & CO., Agts.
Harmony Clnb.—Members are hereby
notified that there will be a general meeting
ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18TH,
AT 12.30 P. M.,
to consider important business.
del5E&mlt CHAS. MILLER, Pres't.
Island City It I lies, At-
tention."—Assemble at your
armory punctually MONDAY
EVENING, 17th instant, at
716 o'clock. Several matters
of importance require a full
attendance and prompt at-
tention. No excuse will be
received. By order
J. W. BREEDLOYE,
G. W. Clemmons, O. S. del61t
ton Guards!—You are hereby
ordered to attend Inspection
at the Armory,
Fines for non-attendance
strictly enforced. Bv order
of J. W. EDMUNDSON,
A. G. McMahan, Capt. Com.
First Serg't. del61t
TXT HERE A.S ON THE EIGHTH
T T day of June, 1875, P. Anderson and his
wife, Mary Anderson, William Weetrup and
Mary Westrup, of Galveston county and State
of Texas, (lid make their deed of trust con-
eying to Leon Blum, trustee—
LO1' (3) three, in block (614) six hundred and
fourteen, on Strand street, between Four-
teenth and Fifteenth streets, with all the im-
provements thereon; said trust deed made to
secure the payment of three promissory notes
of even date—one for one thousand dollars,
>ayable twelve months after date, and two
or sixty dollars each, payable six and twelve
months after date, all bearing 13 per cent, in-
terest from maturity until paid, and all pay-
able to the order of the Life Association of
America; now, therefore, under the power
and authority vested in me by said trust deed
—the trustee, Leon Blum, being absent—
I will sell to the highest bidder, for cash, on
Saturday, 5th Day op January, 1878,
all the above premises, at the Court-house
door, in the city of Galveston, and make such
deed to the purchaser as is vested in me by
said trust, deed recorded in Book 16, pages 416
to 20. C. JORDAN,
Sheriff of Galveston County.
December 15, 1878. del6
U. S. Marshal's Sale.
THE UNITED STATES VS. 39 PISTOLS AND
No. 4'6 In Admiralty.
Y VIRTUE OF AN ORDER
of sale Issued out of the Honorable Uni-
ted States District Court for the Eastern Dia
trict of Texas, and to me directed and deliv-
ered, I will sell,
On Monday, the 31st Day of Decem
before the door of the United States court
house, in the city of Galveston, at 12 o'clock
m., at public outcry, for cash, to the highest
and best bidder, the following described pre -
Derty, to wit: 39 pistols, 6350 cartridges, 7 pair
marine glasses, 37 cloth caps, 1 suit of serge, 5
pea jackets, 3 overall shirts and 8W dozen co -
lars. WM. J. PHILLIPS, U. S. Marshal.
By Ed. H. Callaway. Chief Deputy. de!6 su3c
JOS. LABAD1E HAS FOR SALE
Tailors' Geese, Lock Elbows, Chare
Irons, Polishing Irons, Sad Irons, Pat. Mouse
and Rat Traps, Sail and Seine and Sack
Twines, Bed and Hate Castors, Box Castors,
Cork Wood, Black Lead, Stove Polish, Well
Wheels, Washers, Spikes, Iron, Galvanized
Tea Kettles, Brackets, Tack Hatchets, Saws,
Bird Cage Hooks, Chisels, Handles, Braces,
Files, Lighting Wood Saws, Large Iron
Spoons and Forks, Toasters, Dusters, Albatta
and Nickeled Spoons, Toy Spoons and Forks,
Carvers, Pocket Knives, Single and Patent
Blocks, Bushed 8hears, Patent Shears, Jib
Hanks, Iron Strap Blocks. Oars, Thimbles,
Deck Irons, Chocks, Match Hook, Side Row-
Locks, Awning Hooka, Ship Scrapers, B»lay-
ing Pins, Car Links, Anchor Shackles, Har-
poons. Eye Bolts, Caulking Irons, Spikes, Gal-
vanized Boat Nails, Oakum, RosiD. Pitch, a
full line of Crockery and Glassware, very
Come and. See Us. dl6 eod
Galveston Gas Works
32(1 and Market Sts.
ALL ORDERS or COMPLAINTS,
to receive prompt attention, should be
left at the Secretary's office, in the
Corner Strand and 22d Street,
between the hours of 8 and 12 o'clock A. M.
Until further notice, COKE will be sold at
the following rates:
50 barrels and over, at 50 cents per barrel.
1 barrel to 50 barrels, at. .60 cents per barrel.
Orders to be had at this office.
de2 3muna PETER H. EEHARD, Sec'y.
2500 Bags COFFEE
TO ARRIVE FROM RIO,
4000 Bags COFFEE
J. H. ELSWORTH & CO.
Shortly to Arrive,
4000 Sacks COFFEE
Per " Norddeutaclie Seewarte."
Loading in Rio,
4000 Sacks COFFEE
I2V STOHE 8
2500 Sacks COFFEE.
IMPORTERS OF PURE WINES, BRANDIES, SARDINES, OILS, 1tc
GEO. GODTET CELEBRATED CHAMPAGNE.
t3?~ Only Five Years Introduced, and already Fifth In the rank of Importation.
[d«16 »u we frl lm]
In obedience TO A DECREE
of lis* District Court of Galveston county,
I will sell at public auction on the corner of
Strand and Tremont sts., in the city of Galves-
ton, THUR8DAY, DEC. £0, 1877:
1 tract 4605 acres in Wilson county.
in Austin county,
in Atascosa county,
in Qoliad county.
• • in Coek county.
• • in Bexar county.
• • in Milam county.
• ■ in Bosque county.
• • in San Patricio county.
• • in Refugio county.
• • in McLennan county.
" in Williamson county.
• • in Harris county,
in Brazoria county.
• • in Erath county.
O. C. FRANK LAND, Trustee.
[formation apply to JOSEPH &
Attorneys, Galveston. de!3 lw*
ONE SIX HORSE POWER
AMES ENGINE, but 70 days in use.
Also, 1 Held & Cisco CENTRIFUGAL
PUMP, neatly new—to be seen at Wm. Hen-
ricks, Ave. A, bet. 14th and 15th sts. Apply
to J. w. BYRNES, News Building,
de9 su it una P. O. Box 403.
OATS, BRAN, SHORTS, CORN
A large stock on hand and for sale at LOW
EST MARKET PRICE, by
del33tawlm* 77 Mechanic street
I>TILING AND BINDING—THE
Li facilities of the News Bindery for executi-
ng first-class work of every description is un-
surpassed in the South, an examination or
prioea will prove this.
T. E. THOMPSON
Cor. Tremont and Market S's.
HAS ON HAND A LARGE
and well selected assortment of goods
in his line suitable for
WHICH HE WILL SELL AT
Prices to Suit the Times.
of all kinds and grades on hand and for sale
at the lowest rates—agents notwithstanding.
dt9 su lp tW lm
"lyfESSRS. BALL, HUTCHINGS
ifj & CO.'S Certificate of Deposit No. 3698,
for $6113, amount deposited by Messrs. Turn-
ley & Bro. for account of B. H. Boone, Whar-
ton, Wharton county, Texas, and indorsed by
me to MFSSR3. LANGE, LEWY & CO. ONLY,
has been lost, and all persons are cautioned
not to negotiate for same, as payment has
been stopped. B. H. BOONE, Wbarton, Tex
THE WORLD'S CHAMPIONS."
Tlie uneqnnled 0re-reelatIne quali-
ties or theae Sales Proven la
liandreds of fires. Includ-
ing the following
FIRES IN TEXAS:
Gai.vkston. Dec. 2, 1869..Allen, Lewis & Co.
•• • ..A. J. Ward & Co. (2).
•• •• .D.Neil.
..E. O. Lynch.
.. J. F. Smfth & Bro.
. .George Butler & Co.
.. Albert Ball, Jr.
Feb. 23, 1870.. Shackldford, Brown
.. Burnett & Wall.
.. Cook <fc Woodville.
Mar. 2, 1875. .J. G. Rost & Co.
. .C. H. Jordan.
June 8, 1877.. Leon & H Blum.
. M. Kopperl.
..W. a lJibrell & Co.
■ . .T. K. Thompson.
Jksfekson, Feb. 29,1863. .J. P. Durr & Sons.
. .Phillips £ Leftwich.
August, 1870.. T. Nichols.
Feb. 6, 1S71..D. J. Sheehan.
. .Grlnnan & Wayland.
. .Faulkner « Scnerck.
Dec. 12, 1871.. Crawford SCrawford
Apr. 23, 1871.. Sam F. Mosely.
Nov. 2. 1874.. J. C. Kolster & Co
Houston, Oct. 7, 1876.. W. U. Tel. Co., J. W.
. .S. L. Goham.
Mar. 9 1863.. J. S. Taft.
. .D. M. Cutter.
Feb. 8, 1859..W. R. Wilson.
Paris, Aug. 31, 1877..C. F. Thebo.
.. O. C. Connor <£ Co.
Waco, Dec. 31. 1875..J. F. Marshall.
May 18 1875..E. A. McKenney.
Bryan, Mar. 7, 1874.. Parker & Flippen.
Feb, 16,1874. .L. Erwin.
Dallas, July 8, I860..A. Sbirek.
,.E. M. Stackpole.
Wheklock, , 1867. . Chas. Lewis.
Apr. 81, 1868. .Lloyd & Coffleld.
Brenham, April, .867..Alex Simon.
Marshall, Dec. 13,1870.. J. H. Starr & Son.
Ennis, May 5,1875. .Mark Latimer.
Hempstead, Mar. 6,1875.. H ox ley & Cole.
Calvert, May 29,1873. .E. H. Hanyes.
L. A. Slight, Traveling Ag't,
HEADQUARTERS AT GALVESTON.
Send for Illustrated Circulars. Bankers will
be furnished our Bankers1 Pamphlet.
HERRING & CO.,
251 and 252 Broadway, New York.
no9 eod 2m
Galveston December, 18?7.
This is the only almanac
published in Texas that drives general and
accurate information about the country. No.
for 1877 contains description of 43 counties
with the new jury law, tax bill and fee bilL
No. for 1878 contains descriptions of 61 coun-
ties, with the important sections of the free
PRICK PER COPY, with Colton's Map of
Texas, 20x24 inches, 75 cts.: without map, 35c.
Sent by mail, postage paid. receipt of the
price. _ A. H1VFORD,
COO PE KAUJi.
SO, 62, 54, 56, 58 &■ 60 N. Peters 8f
NEW ORLEANS, LA.,
Kee« > constantly on hand a large and selected
stock ot BARRELS. HALF-BARRELS and
all sizes. Also Hoop Poles. Prices
moderate. Satisfaction'euaranteed. aoS 12m
Houston, Tex., October 1, 1877. ^
jy£R. JACOB E. FISHER IS
hereby appointed Auditor of this Company,
to take effect this date, and will have full
charge of all accounts of the Company. Ad-
dress at Houston, Texas until further netice.
oc2 3m T. W. PEIRCE. President.
SAN BO UN & WARNEK,
Manufacturers1 Agents for the State of Texas.
Midden's Patent Steel Barb Fence
Galvanized or Japanned—Prices Reduced.
THE only ALL-STEEL COIL-
L ED WIRE BARB. Fully licensed, under
all 'he first patents, to be made or used.
no20 3m* HOITSTON, TEXAS.
J.P. HORBACH. PROP'R.
500 bills. Portland Cement,
200 bbls. PLASTEB,
Just received and for sale by
se9 tf C. W. ADAMS * CO.
Holiday goods just re-
250 boxes fancy crackers, all kinds.
5,000 lbs. Leghorn citron.
10,000 lbs. Zante currants.
5,000 lbs. Atmore's celebrated mince MEAT.
159 doz. preservks and JELLIES.
10 cases dried figs.
100 box3s lemons, very cheap.
For sale by G. SEELIQ80N & CO.,
nol8'77 12m 207, 209, 211 8trand.
500 sacks COFFEE;
300 bbls. SUGAR;
200 bbls. MOLASSES;
1000 pk»ts. TOBACCO;
CIGARS, WHISKY, BOX GOODS of every
description, at very low figures, by
WALLIS. LANDES A CO.,
19, 21 and 23 Strand, Galveston.
OFFICE OF G., H. AND S. A. Rv. CO., 1
Houston, October 1, 1877. (
rpHE GENERAL OFFICES OF
GUlTeston, Harrlsbnrg and San An-
tonio Railway Company
will be located at
on and after this date, in VAN ALSTYNE
BUILDING, corner of Main and Congress sts.
oc2 3m JACOB E. FISHER. Secretary.
NOTICE—FROM AND AFTER
M >NDAY, the 17th inst., the under-
signed City Assessor will be in his office from
9 a. m. to 2 p. m., for the purpose of assessing
occupations for payment of licenses.
All licenses heretofore issued mature on the
31st day of this month, and every business
firm in the cit7 will be required to make ap-
plicatioa for license on or before the 1st day
of January next.
The ordinance now in force requires that all
parties subject to occupation tax shall have
;he Collector's receipt for licenses paid, sub-
ject to inspection of the Chief of Police or his
deputies at all times, and prescribes a penalty
of from $10 to $100 (besides costs of the Re-
corder's Court), for doing business without
being assessed or haying obtained license. It
is important, therefore, that assessment
should be obtained and license paid to the
Collector on or before the first day of January
next. J. W. JOCKUSCH, City Assessor.
Galveston, Dec. 15,1877. del6 20t
ON THE 18TH OF DECEMBER,
1877, at 12 M., on said day, I shall offer
for sale, and sell at public auction, to the
highest bidder for cash, in front of the Court
house of the county of Galveston, lots num-
bers six (8) and seven (7), in block number
three hundred and ninety one (391): and also
the north half of lot number eight (8). in same
block, together with all and singular the
buildings and improvements thereupon. The
sale is made by me to enforce payment of a
note for two thousand dollars, dated June 29,
1874, and 12 per cent. Interest from June 27,
1877, under authority and power given me by a
trust deed made by Alfred N. Lewis, recorded
July 1, 1874, in Book 12, pp 519-620, Galveston
Connty Records (to which reference to is here
made for particulars), at the request of ttie
holder of said note, which is past due and un-
paid: and I will make such title on sale to the
purchaser as I am anthorized to make by said
trust deed. EDWARD T. AUS HN.
decB td Trustee.
T^THEREAS ON THE 13th DAY
T T day of September, 1873, William J.
Holbeck did make his Deed of Trust, con-
veying to James M. Brown, trustee, the lots of
land lying in the city of Galveston and known
as lots numbered twelve, thirteen and four-
teen, in block numbered twenty-seven, on
Avenue M, between Twenty-seventh and
Twenty-eighth streets, 128 feet and 6 inches
on Avenue M, running back 120 feet, together
with all improvements thereon; said I%ed of
Trust made to secure the promissory note of
said Wm. J. Holbeck, executed on the 13th day
ot September,1873,for the sum ot one thousand
five hundred dollars and interest notes, paya-
ble to the order of the Life Association of
America, twelve months after date, with in-
terest from maturity at the rate of twelve per
cent per annum; therefore, by virtue of the au-
thority vested in me ss trustee, for account of
the said note and interest being due and un-
paid I will proceed to sell the property herein
described at public auction, to the highest bid-
der for cash, at the door of the court-house
of Galveston county, at 12 o'clock M.,
On Wednesday, the 2d Day of Jan
and will convey to the purchaser at said sale
all the right, title and estate in and to said
property vested in me as trustee; said Deed
of Trust recorded in Book 10, pages 470, 471
and 47i. Galveston county records.
de9td J. M. BROWN, Trustee.
THE UNDERSIGNED HAVING
resolved to discontinue mercantile pur-
suits, has decided to
Cloae Oat III* Entire Stock at a
Cheap WALL PAPER, 9c. per roll.
WHITE BLANKS, 12^0.; SATIN, 30c.; GOLD,
35c. per roll.
1500 WINDOW-SHADES, of all sizes and
Plain HOLL \ND SH &DE8. with Fixture", 80c.
GOLD BAND, 3x6 feet, with Fixtures, $1
Also a large assortment of Wall-Brackets
and Willow-ware, Pictures and Frames, Look-
ing Glasses, Picture-frame Mouldings and
Window Cornices, at J. W BEBERT'S,
No8. 229 and 231 Poatofflce Street,
oc28 *u tu 3ax Galveston, Texa".
PROCLAMATION—By the Gov-
ernor of the State of Texas. Whereas
oertain changes bave recently been made, in
a circular issued, to bidders for lease of
Texas State Penitentiary touching the amount
of bond to be given, escape of convicts, and
the responsibility of lessees for the same;
therefore I. R. B. Hubbard, Governor of the
State of Texas, with a view to give ample
time for these changes to become generally
known to those proposing to bid, both in and
out of the State, do hereby direct that the
time for opening the bids for the lease be
postponed until 11 o'clock a. k. on Saturday,
the 15th day ot December next, and that up to
that time all persons desiring to put in bids
shall have the tight to do so, and said bids so
put in shall be considered and entertained on
the same footing ss though filed previous to
the day or time first fixed upon. In testimo
ny whereof I hereto sign my name and cause
the seal of State to be affixed, at the city of
Austin, this the 20th day of November, A. D.
1877. K. B. HUBBARD, Governor. By the
Governor: J. G Searcy. Secretary of State.
THANKTNG THE PUBLIC FOR
past patronage, I beg leave to notiry them
that I am closing out my business, a id look
for an immediate settlement of all old ac-
count?. Bargains can be had in my stock on
hand, for I am closing out very much beiow
cost. Fancy Costumes selling at very low
no22 su th 3m 175 Tremont.
MRS. S. DIXON
No. 173 market Street, Galveston
(adjoining AschoS's Drug Store,)
WILL REMAIN IN NEW
YORK to purchase the latest imported
FALL NOVELTIES in Ladies' and Misses'
Trimmed Hats and Bonnets, which will be on
exhibition October 22d. 23d and 24th. Also a
very choice selection of Novelties for Ladies'
While thanking the ladies of Galveston for
their former patronage, Mrs. Dixon assures
them that the display of Autumnal Novelties
on the above dates will be such as to make
her establishment well worth a visit.
Pinking and Stamping, Hats Dyed and re-
shaped. New styish Hats, $4 and $5; real
Ostrich Tips, 50c.; large Wings, 25c.; hand-
some Ribbons. 50c. per yard. jel0T7Bu we frly
My Dressmaker having arrived I will hence-
forward be prepared to give special attention
to this branch of my business.
T HAVE JUST RECEIVED, DI-
I RECT I ROM PARIS, an invoice of
Pattern Hats 8 Bonnets
which, in addition to those I have on hand,
makes my assortment PERFECT, but
owing to the lateness of the season, I have re-
solved to sell them far BELOW COST. This
is a fact which no one will doubt after they
have investigated for themselves.
During my absence in France I selected a
number of elegant artic es suitable for Christ-
mas presents. I may enumerate Ivory-fltted
Dressing Cases, Ivory and Tortoise Shell
Co mbs. Brushes, and articles of vertu adapted
te a lady's bondoir: also a variety of genuine
morocco Pocket-Books, e'c. These goods
will be sold low. An inspection of the collec-
tion is invited. The revision of my prices
will, no doubt, be a surprise to many.
MADAME PAUL KNOLL,
deS Market St., near Twenty-second.
JgEQINS WEDNESDAY, JANU-
ARY 23, 1878, and continues TWENTY
Board and Tnition for the Term:
9 112 SO,
One-half Payable on Admittance. The Bal-
ance at the end of Ten Weeks.
For Cataloene, wltfc Full Particu-
Address the Superintendent,
JOHN G. JAMES.
And Institute of Penmanship, Telegraphy,
Surveying and Drafting.
COOK BUILDING, AUSTIN, TEXAS.
Conduated by a graduate of Eastman College
Poughkeepsie, New York.
Life Scholarship for Business Course »40
CITY TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE, \
Galveston, Dec. 13, 1877. \
>ROPERTY OWNERS, REAL
and personal, who failed to render their
property to the Assessor, are notified that
Lbeir property is on the unrendered roll and
bearing against it one per ceot per month
penalty, with 8 per cent, interest from the 1st
of September, 1877, until paid.
F. R. LUBBOCK,
de!4 lOt City Tax Collector.
3 OFFICE, k
c. 8, 1877. f
CITY COLLECTOR'S OFFICE, (
Galveston, Dec. 8 "
Jl.^1 persona interested are informed that I
1 instructed to place upon the county re-
cords all deeds made to the city of Galveston
for property purchased at the various tax
sales made by the 8heri£f and Collector.
Parties who may wish to avoid the addi-
tional expense of recording and having their
property so encumbered, can do so by paying
their taxes before the 15th of January. 18<8.
F. R. LUBBOCK,
de9 lOt City Tax Collector.
titled "An Ordinance to Repeal an
„ - Or-
dinance Concerning Gas."
Be it ordained by the City Council of the
city of Galveston:
Section 1. That ordinance No. 9, passed May
7, 1877, and approved May 8, 1877, be and the
same is hereby repealed.
Section 2. That this ordinance take effect
and be In force from and after its passage.
Approved December 4, 1877.
D. C. STONE, Mayor.
Attest: P. S. When, City Clerk. de8 lOt
WHEREAS ON THE 13th DAY
of January, 1871, William Pitt Allen
did make his deed of trust conveying to
James M. Brown, trustee, lots numbered
Twelve, Thirteen and Fourteen in block num-
bered Twenty-seven, in the city of Galveston,
with a front of 136 leet on a.venue M, run-
ning back to the alley, and fronting 120 feet
on 28ch street, said deed of trust recorded in
Book 4. pages 155 to 158, which deed of trcut
was executed to secure a promissory note
made by William Pitt Allen on January 13,1871,
for eleven hundred dollars ($1100), payable to
the Life Association of America twelve months
after date, with interest from maturity at the
rate of twelve per cent, per annum, and the
said note, with interest thereon, being due
and unpaid; therefore.tiy the authority vested
in me as trustee, in order to satisfy said note
and interest, I, James M. Brown, trustee,
will proceed to sell the property hereinbefore
described, at public auction, to the highest
bidder, for cash, at the door of the Court-
house of Galvsston oounty, at IS o'clock M.,
On Wednesday, the 2d Day of Jan-
and will convey to the purchaser at raid sale
all the right, title and estate in and to said
property vested in me as trustee.
de9 td J. M. BROWN, Trustee.
Albert N. Mills,
ATTORNEY AT LiW.
geo. p. fin lay.
OSCAR E. FINLAY
Geo. P. Finlay & Bro.,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
71 tremont gax.veston, texas
Ballinger, Jack & Mott,
Attorneys & Counselors at Lair
No. 122 Postoffice Street,
nol4 tf GALVESTON. TEXAF.
amend sections 1, 7, 8 and 9, of chapter
XV, of the Revised Ordinances cf the city of
GalvestOD, concerning gas.
Be it ordained by the City Council of the
city of Galveston:
Section 1. That sections 1, 7, 8 and 9, of
chapter XV. of the Revised Ordinances of the
city of Galveston, be and the same is hereby
amended so as to read as follows:
Section 1. Alfred F. James and Ephraim
McLean, and such persons as they may here-
after associate with them, their successors
and assigns, be and are hereby authorized to
use the streets, lanes, alleys and public
grounds of said city for the term of twenty-
five years, for the purpose of laying down m
the streets, lanes, alleys and public grounds,
" >e for the conveyance of gas in and through
id city, for the use of said city and its in-
habitants; provided said gas pipes shall not
interfere with the drainage of the city by the
necessary construction of sewers, or other
underground fixtures for the conveyance of
water within said city. Nor shall the inhabi-
tants thereof be liable for damages for the
necessary disturbance of said pipe on account
of any improvements in the drainage of
streets, lane.«, alleys or public grounds of
said city, or in the construction of any public
Sec. 7. Any person, association or incorpora-
tion having been thereto specially authorized
by ordinahce of the City Council, that may
hereafter erect and establish gas works to
light the dwellings and buildings of the in-
habitants with gas, be and are hereby author-
ized to use the streets, alleys and public
grounds of said city, for the purpose of laying
down, beneath the surface thereof pipe for
the conveyance of gas in and through the said
city for the use of said city and its inhabi-
tants; provided that said gas pipes shsll not
interfere with the drainage of said city by the
necessary construction of sewers, or other un-
derground fixtures as receptacles of water, or
for the conveyanoe of water within said city.
Nor shall the inhabitants thereof be liable in
damages for the necessary disturbance of said
pipe by reason of any improvement in the
drainage of streets, alleys or public grounds;
provided further, that the person, association
or incorporation so using said streets, alleys
or public grounds shall not obstruct the pass-
age thereof, or of tne sidewalks while laying
down said pipe, they shall not break nor open
any such street, alley or ground to any greater
extent than it may be necessary to lay down
the pipe already on the ground, and shall im-
mediately repair said street, alley or ground,
and fill up any such excavation to the satis-
faction of the Committee on Streets and Al-
leys. It shall not be lawful for any person or
persons, company, association or incorpora-
tion under any pretext whatever to erect and
establish, or to attempt to erect and es-
tablish gas works of any kind whatever
within said city, unless the erection and es-
tablishment of such gasworks shall have been
specially authorized as aforesaid by ordinance,
and any person, or persons, company or asso-
ciation offending against th's provision, and
any and all persons who shall aid and assist
in so offending shall be fined for each and
every offense, in a sum not less than fifty dol-
lars, to be recovered before the Mayor or Re-
corder of said city, and shall also be liable to
be imprisoned for not exceeding fifteen days.
Section 8. Whenever any such person or in-
corporation, having been authorized by ordi-
nance as provided in section seven of this or-
dinance, to erect and establish gas works,
shall propose to open any street, alley or pub-
lic ground, for the purpose of laying down gas
pipe, two days notice of such intention shall
oe given to the Mayor before such work shall
be commenced, who shall issue a permit for
such purpose, without which permit no street,
alley or public ground shall be so opened.
rob! v. davidson.
geo. w. fulton, jp.
Davidson & Fulton,
COUNSELORS AT LAW,
Moody and Jemison Building,
GiliVESTON) - - - - - TEXA8
Attorney at Law and Real Estate
Office, Ballinger A Jack building, room No.
2, Galveston, Texas.
Sole owner of a perfect abstract of the land
titles of Galveston county. Abstracts fur-
nished. Land titles investigated. ap21 i)m
Any person or persons, company, association
incorporation who shall open or attempt to
open any street, alley or public ground within
Attorney & Counselor at ^.aw
No. 122 Postoffice Street,
The firm of mendez & mo-
ia this day dissolved by mutual consent, Mr.
M. A. MORALES continuing the business at
the same place. He will also settle the liabili-
ties and collect all outstanding accounts due
the old firm. J. MKNDEZ,
M. A. M OK ALES.
Galveston, Dec. 1, 1877.
Ma. morales, manufac-
• TURER OF FINE CIGARS, requests a
continuation of past favors from the friends
of the late firm and the public in general at
the old stand, 123 Tremont st., near Market.
N. B.—Will close out a lot of Pipes and
Smoker's articles very cheap. de4 lm
Galveston, Texas, Dec. 1, 1877.
The firm, harlan, duf-
FIELD & CO., of the Bank Exchange
Saloon and Billiard Hall, is this day dissolved
by mutual consent.
HARLAN, DUFFIELD 4 CO.
Having purchased the interests of my late
copartners in the
and assuming all indebtedness of the old firm
I beg to inform my friends, and the public
generally, that I will continue the business
for my own account.
Lnncb Daily at 10.80 A. M.
This large and well-ventilated Hall, recently
refitted, is furnished with twelve of the latest
style of Novelty tables, and the Bar and Cigar
Stand are stocked^with the choicest branda of
Imported Liquors and Cigars.
No pains will be spared to make this one of
the most attraotive establishments of its kind
in the United States. SAM. D. HARLAN.
Banks and Bankers.
JAMES T. THORNTON:
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS.
A General Banking Business transacted
Collections made and promptly remitted. Ex-
change bought and sold. felQ 12m
said city for the purpose of laying down gas
pipes without having given said two days no-
tice of his or their intention to open said
street, alley or public giound for such pur-
pose, and without having procured the said
permit therefor, shall be fined for each and
©very opening of said street, alley or public
ground, and For each and every attempt to
open such street, aliey or public ground, in a
sum not less than fifty dollars, to be recovered
before the Mayor or Recorder of said city,
and shall also be liable to be imprisoned for
not exceeding fifteen days.
Section 9. The corporation of the city of
Galveston will. In the purchase of g? s for the
public lamps, give preference to the person,
association or incorporation who shall first
complete the required gasworks to supply the
inhabitants with gas; provided that tne price
to be charged shall not exceed that charged
to individuals; provided further, that the
price to be charged shall not exceed that for
which gas of equal quality and fitness can be
obtained of other persons, associations or in-
corporations authorized to erect and establish
gasworks in said city.
Section 2. That this ordinance take effect
and be in force from and after its passage and
Approved December 4, 1877.
D. C. STONE, Mayor.
Attest: P. 8. Wren, City Clerk. de8 lOt
An ordinance—no. 43—en-
titled an ordinance to amend section 10,
Article 1, Chapter XIX, ot the Revised Ordi-
Section 1. Be it ordained that section 10,
Article 1, Chapter XXX of Revised Ordinan
ces be ameaded to read as foUows;
That all offenders against any ordinances of
this city, found guilty by the Recorder thereof,
and who may hereafter be sentenced to im-
prisonment, shall be compelled to labor on the
streets and alleys of said city, or on any pub-
lic work thereof, that is to say, from 8 o'clock
in the forenoon untU 12 u or noon, and from 2
o'clock p. M. until 6 o'clock r. M. of each and
every day other than Sunday of period provi-
ded for his.her or their sentence; provided that
in oase of refusal to work (except for actual
sickness) or for any refractory conduct, the
Chief of Police is authorized to place upon
snch offender a baU and chain, and in that con-
dition said offender is to be made to work; pro-
vided further, that in case of a continued re-
fusal to work, said offender ?hall*be further
punished, as is hereinafter provided.
Section 2. That this ordinance take effect
from and after its passage and due publica-
Approved Dec. 4, 1877.
D. C. STONE, Mayor.
Attest: P. S. Ween, City Clerk. deS lOt
OFFICE OF THE BOARD OF HEALTH, I
Galveston, Texas, Dec. 4, 1877. f
^VTOTICE—Lots 12, 13 and 14, in
_L^I Block No. 628, having been declared a
nuisance by the Bofrd of Health of Galves-
ton, and the owner thereof having been duly
notified, by publication, to fill up the same,
and said lots BtitI remaining unsanitary, no-
tice is hereby given that bids will be received
at this office for the filling of the above men-
tioned lots; the work to be done as provided
for in section 122 of the City Charter.
By order of the Board of Health.
W. D. KELLEY, M. D., Pres't.
C. H. Wilkinson. M. D.,
de5 14t Health Physician.
To City Tax-Payers.
The Taxes for 1877
Are Now Due and Payable.
JNTEREST WILL BE CHARGED
fr6m FIRST DAY OF SEPTEMBER. One per
cent, per month penalty, In addition to the
interest, will be collected after the
30tb DAY OF SEPTEMBER.
Please come promptly and save interest and
penalty. F. R LUBBOCK,
oc25 tf City Tax Collector.
IN ANT QUANTITIES.
Highest Market Price paid, and Sacks fur
Dished to responsible parties.
Cash Paid on Delivery.
]rltm U. M. NEBLETT & CO.
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