The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 43, No. 134, Ed. 1 Monday, August 4, 1884 Page: 3 of 8
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THE GALVESTON 1>AILY NEWS. MONDAY. AUGUST 4 1884
CAN THE UKIVERSITY FAIL?
IToThe News. I
TI1I0 important query suggests itself to us
because of the reported rem irks of the State
executive lately mode at the University com-
mencement. We unhesitatingly say not, ex-
cept by one or two causes, which In all reason-
ableness ought not to occur, with good man-
agement on the part of the regents, though it
Is a vital question and one that ought to be
thoroughly canvassed, studied and mastered
to that end that it shall never happen. The
very points, however, that are now in utter
ignorance, we claim, brought forward as mat-
ters pertaining to its prosperity, have, of all
others, the greatest tendency to threaten its ex-
istence, which, with proper management,other-
wise must be coequal, contemporary and pari
jMhsu with the State organization itself.
First—It is permanently endowned and has
no dependence for its pecuniary sustenance on
any source, this being an everlasting founda-
tion for its structure. Second—Its living ma-
chinery can always be of the very best, a fact
only limited by plain assertion. The where-
wltn being always at hand, the locality of the
very best on the continent, it only requires
that the management should do a plain, rea-
sonable duty in furnishing the working mate-
rial—that is to say, a capable faculty and
apparatus for ir (traction, whi;h an inexhaust-
ible capital, properly managed, will ever
command. Then all else that might be re-
quired w ould simply be reasonable classes to
receive the instruction otiered. It is a
tree gift, of mental pabulum to seeking
minds. It is there, one of the fixtures, and
comes to stay, in vulgar phraseolozy. What
has it to do with free schools? What is it to
Hecuba or Hecnba to it! Their mistical are
dictlnct, and no lousy politicians, or set of
them, need try to convert it, either by poli-
tical cant, to their private preferment. Both
are free gifts in so fair as their endowments
are concerned, and no lawfni authority or
power can shift either, if the state and state
government is made to perform its duty.
The demagogue will endeavor, no doubt, as
lie has already commenced, to formulate an-
tagonism, and create impressions of conflicts
between them, if he can make fool* believe so,
in order to cateh their jealous r las; but he
and all such must go down. It in the very
nature of things for the Texas university to
prosper and be a grand suooess if properly
conducted. Only one cause on earth could
prevent! i t, to wit: a more economical' place
or manner of acquiring the same benefits that
are to be expected from it, which are in de-
mand now in proportion to the time and cir-
cumstances, ami will by nature increase with
the growth of population and all else In the
State. The question of where the students
are to come from can, with all reasonable as-
pects of the situation, be easily answered,
taking it as a fact that the university in its
fullest perfection is there, and there ought and
can be no doubt on that point, except through
an incompetent management, and this can and
Should be avoided.
They ate born and growing and will be
born and nurtured in Texas, yea fully pre-
pared to receive th<tse benefits. There may bs
few now, they may be scarce because drawn
off to other points and places, but this will
gradually cease as the university grows and
establishes character. It take3 time for a
great institution of learning to get under way,
but this will be more rapid than ordinary, be-
cause like an excursion it is free. Where is
there another like it? Keep it in trim, under
Sood officers, and it will catch the breeze.
[en select their food, some cheap and plain,
■onae a degtee more delicate and costly, while
others the very best. The first will be content
vtith the public school. The second will go a
step higher to the high schools ami academies,
and some a step higher to the university; this
is in accordance with human nature and hu-
man taste. Let the infernal office-seeker and
offlce-Lolder shut np or find something else to
blent about from the hustings. If needs be,
academics of higher graded learning, jusS be-
Ibw the university courses, will spring no.
If such schoofs as the Webb's, of Ciiloka,
Tenn., were in Texas, and managed as these
first-rate institutions, there would be no going
off of Texas soil—albeit that state intercoursa
<it the rising population is of great benefit to-
ward cementing a general citizenship and
tinion. There are two other questions present-
ing themselves that might be discussed here in
conncctjon with this suject. Time, we are
fully -confident, will furnish all the students
needed to fill our university halls, viewing the
yhole thing as an unavoidable success (ana we
again reiterate and emphasize that it must
and shall be), but during its man-
agement with a dearth or scarcity of pupils,
could there not, until such times are past, be
some arrangement by which students from
other States could bs received, if not on free
terms, at least on very reasonable ones?
Does the constitution inhibit this* This would
prevent lectures and instruction from being
•wasted on empty benches. As regards the ex-
penditure of the university fund, it is the
State's duty as agent of the people to whom
this proj-erty and fund belong by endowment
and gift from the original conquerors of this
vast territory: yes, the original and first
emigrants aud settlers who drove back
the Indians and Mexicans; yes, the honored
veterans who seem so little appreciated, and
likely so soon to be forgotton, who entailed
this vast, inexhaustible wealth on this and all
succeeding generations of Texas citizens (well
might lxth parents and children call you
blessed), to cai?fully and judiciously continue
the university in active operation, in the best
of trim, whether her classes be largo or small.
A half-dozen children have as much right
to the advantages and instruction that
-the nncumulating fund can afford, as
a half-dozen thousand. It was never in-
tended to be influenced by numbers; there
Is no power, either granted or im-
plied, to ever touch the permanent fund, and
none to divert the available one, to any other
purpose whatsoever. It is there to remain,
entailed and directed, and our children of
this day have a right to its benefits, so far as
they are ready for distribution, just as future
generations will have to its gradual accumula-
tion. No executive's favor or prejudice has a
right to cut a figure in this affair. He may
claim it and undertake to exercise it in the
common school system so far as the annual
tax on the people and property is concerned,
but iu no wise as regards the general school
fund proper. To say that anything connected
with the university has cost the State 1 cent,
is a misunderstanding or a perversion of facts
and a misinterpretation of the situa-
tion. The State of Texas, for itself, or
the people contribute not one dollar to the
university fund, and when tha government of
Texas, through ita. proper agents, sees to it
that the institution now organized is properly
managed and carried on, it is no question with
it whether 847,000, iu the way of dispensing
learning, is beslowed a mi ally ou 10 or 10,000
children, however willing and anxious it may
be that the available amount may benefit the
greatest number. The grandeur of this thing
is hardly yet realized, the magnificent horitage
hardly appreciated. And it would be no unbe-
coming honor that the Texas child should
be taught to wear the memory of
the first settlers, from 1S20 to 1S-1G,
in their heart of hearts, ever ready to do them
honor! The university is a permanency, in
some shape, it will be a grand success, if well
managed, and this can and must be done.
Disrobe it of all political influences, which will
be accomplished if the regents are appointed
by on authority that can have no selfish inter-
est in them, and that of all others would be
the Supreme Court. Thi question of good
management can be condensed in.a lmtsiiell,
that is, place hone on duty as instructors ex-
cept the most competent that money can pro-
cure, aud then let it be seeu that they do their
We think it but a plain fact that the man-
ner of appointing the regents had better be
altered: tLere is too much patronage in the
way of appointments in the hands of the gov-
ernor. lie should be an executive and noth-
ing else nnder or over the sun. Ninety-nine
times out of every hundred he appoints to any
position either his personal friends or those
out of whom he expects to m ike political
friends, and while often good selections are
made, it is a bad practice for the State, and
would be better in the breach than the ob-
servance. _ Could not this power be placed in
the hands Jof the Supreme Court, and judges,
allowing a.concurrent majority to determine
ihe appo.ntment? It is nearly all the time in
session, and should be the embodiment of citi-
zen puiiiy, and as such have in its hands the
fundamental power in controlling thii institu-
tion, which is supposed to form the citizen for
a future share in the State's managementjand
Instead of being, as sometimes characterized,
an institution for rich men'* sons and daugh-
ters. it is litefirtly nnd truly an opportunity
rarely offered tha poorftnaa'g child. If he has
the God-given brain, with desire and ambition
to become thoroughly educated, here is a free
offering " without money and price." The
rich man can send his sons elsewhere, or could
do so if no such ir stitution existed here, but the
roor man never could, but hero his child can
"diink deep ot tho Pyerean Bprlng,"
as a gratuitous ofloring from the old
veterans, It is true that food and
raiment ore not proposed as a donation
by the university. Such could hardly
be expected, but instruction absolutely free.
As an evidence of the supreme ignorance ot
men who ought to know better, or of their
willul perversion of facts for oreating a mali-
cious prejudice, behold the recent platform
outlining the political proclivities of Jack
Evans. He don 'c wish any doctors or lawyers
educated at the expense of the State of Texas.
Again we repeat, it is not so, or not so done or
ever intended to be. The university stands
per se, its fund was a gift ac-
quired by the daring, enterprise, suf-
fering and blood of the first settlers
of Texas, who bequeathed an immense terri-
tory to succeeding generations, a part sold at
nominal priced for aetual inhabitants, and the
remainder given to grand and benevolent pur-
poses and charitable needs. No party, parti-
san or power has any authority—and God
grant that they may never have or obtain
any—by which to defeat the great purposes of
this gift. Generations unborn and through
ages to come are interested in this.
J. T. FUT.
AN KXTRAORD1KAMY EXHIBIT.
Some or Ui* InrfoMdr. to Be Shewn by New
Mexico at (lie New Orleans Hxposfrlnn.
[New Orleans Times-Democrat.]
Mr. Paul Langhammer, the energetic com-
missioner from New Mexico, arrived in the
city yesterday to see the location on the
ground* which will be allotted to him for the
Territory's resources. In an interview Mr.
Langhammer said: " I don't wish to boast, so
I shall limit myself to simply saying that we
shall surprise yoo."
" Tell us one of your surprises."
"Well, what do you say to two petrified
trees over twenty-five feet high? That's not
so bad, is it1 But we can beat those with liv-
ing (kings out iu New Mexico. We shall show
ycu one potato that would feed an Irish family
for a whole day."
"Howmany pounds will'it Weigh?"
"Only five. We are rather small on pota-
toes as yet, but we will send you beets from
fifteen to twenty pounds apiece."
"That beats New Orleans time."
" Still, they are not equal to oor cabbages,
which weigh from thirty to forty pounds."
" Bather tough, are tney not?"
"Yes, inclined to be so. A man in Jemez
bet another, last October, that he could not
fire a pistol ball through one of nis cabbage
beads, and he won the bet, forjtbe ball lacked
three inches of goini; through."
" Are you going then to make your agricul-
tural products a chief feature of your ex-
"By no means, although we propose to
claim high rank for a country where oats ha-
bitually grow six feet high and wheat yields
often 120 bushels to the acre."
" How about your ores and minerals?"
" We shall send fifteen carloads."
" Yes, 225 tons. I don't blame you for look-
ing amazed, but wo are going to have an ex-
position ot our own. We shall put up a pyra-
mid of silver bullion from the Billings smelter,
which will weigh thirty tons, or two carloads,
woith JSCO,000. Another beautiful exhibit
will be two pyramids of the variegated Socor-
" You will need ccnsidei able space?"
"Yes. You see I shall not only exhibit the
prcper products of every county, but Indian
life and Indian industries in a "cottage that
has the door on the roof."
"Your tei ritory is peculiarly rich, I have
heard, in relics and antiquities}"
"Yes; but there was one very difficult
• point for me. Almost all the test specimens
are in private collections, aud the owners
w-ere very reluctanj, to risk them, but I have
at lost prevailed on a great many."
" You spoke of each county being represent-
" 1'es, for instance Dona Ana, of which Las
Cruets is the seat, will be typified by three
crosses made of different grains, the center
ornamented by fruit, and the name spelled
over it all in glittering minerals. Santa Pe,
the ancient, will have a stuffed horse, richly
caparisoned, with a Spanish grandee in splen-
did chain armor, which has been handed down
for several centuries, and two Indian slaves
" What else will you show?"
"Well, lean promise you cactus, from the
smallest variety nestling 12,000 feet up in the
snow to the largest ou the Mexican line."
"And what else?"
Professor Langhammer laughed quietly and
answered: "1 have been keeping the best for
the last. I have been at work, as you know,
for five months, and besides stirring up my
people to such an enthusiasm that I now have
to cut them down in the amount of exhibits
they offer, I have succeeded iu collecting a
very decent menagerie. I have three bears,
ODe cinnnamon and one black; two wildcats,
cne cayote (prairie wolf), two swifts (that's a
cross between the wolf und fox—very rare, in-
deed), one red fox, two antelopes, four deer
and two beavers. I have given orders to some
of my Indians for two wild sheep and two elks.
Besides these I have four golden eagles, two
old and two young, and seventeen owls that
look wiser than any collection of congressmen
you ever saw. This menagerie the territory
of New Mexico will formally present to the
city of New Orleans at the close of the great
exposition as the nucleus to start a zoological
garden. Yes, sir; New Mexico has now only
a population of 125,000, but she is coming in for
the glory as well as the benefits."
The Sheriff of Olden Timet).
The sheriff was, of old, a mighty man. Nor
was tho office confined exclusively to the
sterner sex; for tho earls of Thanet were he-
reditary high sheriffs of Westmoreland, and
that the dignity might descend to and be exe-
cuted by a female, was shown in the case of
Annie, Countess of i ernbroko, who held the
office of sheriff of Westmoreland, and
executed it in person. At the Ap-
pleby Assizes she sat with the judges
on the bench. The sheriff is by
his office a viscount, vico comes, as the de-
puty of the earl or conies of the country. But
the earl being supposed to be continually at
court, the sheriff is independent of the comes
and responsible only to the crown. He aloue
is the custodian of the posse comitatus, what-
ever that occult assemblage may moan in
modern times. Ho is the queen's bailiff, exe-
cuting by his under shi riff's all legal processes;'
and he must seize for tho use of the crown the
lands devolved by attainder or escheat. For-
merly all goalers in the couutry were his ser-
vants, and ho Was responsible for their con-
duct; but the prison act has unhandsomely
curtailed the control of the high sheriff over
the gaol, while he is still compelled to provide
an executioner for the dispatch of capital con-
victs, or in default of a hangman beiag forth-
coming, to hang the criminal himself. Among
other privileges he is entitled to ride in a
ccach, profusely gilt, to provide a guard of
•javelin men for the judges, and in all sorts of
ways to spend a great deal of money during
bis year of grandeur. So much so, indeed,
that Elnckstoue has pointed out that the vast
expense which custom had introduced in serv-
ing the office of high sheriff had grown such a
burden to tho subject that by statuto 13 aud
14, Charles II, it was enacted that no
sheriff—except of London and cities
which are counties of themselves—should
keep any table at the assizes save for
his own family, or givo any present to
the judges or their servants, or have more
limn forty men iu livery; yet, for the sake of
safety and decency, he was to have not fewer
than twenty liveried retainers in England aud
twelve in Wales on pain of forfeiting £200. It
is (rue that the much-mulcted dignitary had a
trifling compensation for his outlay in the
custom of Sheriff-tooth," a tenure which
bound the tenant to provide entertainment for
the sheriff w hen ho held his " turns" or courts.
The custom, we should say, has long since
fallen into afceyanco; and'a modern high
sheriff of a county, far from finding anything
provided for his own tooth, may be expected
to provide material for the teeth of a good
many other people.
.. "Little Jokes" is smoKed by all smokers.
FttOM fifiAWflVti.ftOOM TO CAIVAt-BOAt.
The Wreck of a Llfn Made by Morphine and
Ten ycqrs ago a man vanished from the lav-
ender und claret-scented atmosphere of the
London clubs. He bad been the lion of half
a dozen seasons. He had been the cynosure
of all the eyes that watch and the subject of
all the tongues that criticise in the "great
world " of the English capital. He had ridden
down Rotton row, the observed of all obser-
vers. Managing mammas had thrown their
daughters and their daughters' dowers at bis
feet. And ho smiled on all, and smiling
sighed, for nothing pleased. Hoy Shorn van-
ished from the Louuon clubs. The exqoisitos
and dandies missed their idol for awhile.
Then tliej nine days wouder grew cold. The
eyes and Ungues of Rotten row found new
heroes to look at and talk about. His figure
was no more visible on the boulevard. The
mntnmas picked up and transferred their
trinkets, live and lifeless, and a faint memory
of society's darling was all that was left
clinging about the portals of Pall Mall. To-
day the dndeB in the club windows of fast,
forgetful London Would stare at you with
their one-eye glasses in complete incompre-
hension should you ask them of Roy Shorn.
The hero 'Under Two Flags' vanished in
a similar manner, and fate found him
years later with aristocratic face and dainty
Loads tanned by the sun of Africa. That was
a novel. You would scarce look for tha ideal
blaze in any other place than a ball-room, club
or wine-room. A Journal reporter found Koy
Shorn leaning against the tiller of the canal-
bowt John Briggs, which passed through the
city a few days ago. The craft waB loaded
with lumber. On the top of one pilo of boards
a piece of carpet had been spread, and a mon-
grel dog, one or more of which can Usually be
found on every canal-boat, had taben advan-
tage of tha opportunity it offered for a Bap in
the sun. Upon a camp chair at the forward
end of the boat sat a frowsy woman, with
bare aims as brown as an athlete's,
paring potatoes. She wore the old-
time shaker bonnet, and by her
Hide, sucking his thumbs in wonder at the
city's sights, was a mere child with an ex-
tremely dirty face. The man at the tiller was
a study for a painter. Tall, with a figure
mora clean cut than powerful, light brown
hair, long enough to be picturesque, if not
fashionable. He was bareheaded, and the
v, ind blew his uncombed locks evory-whtch-
way. He wore a gray blouse, open at tbe
throat, blue trousers, and a pair of shoes that
bad seen better days. His attitude was a
striking one, and the cateless eye was fixed on
some object far ahead, as is the wont of the
steersmen. The reporter approached with a
brilliant and intelligent remark, having refer-
ence to the weather, or some such abstruse
topic. The mnnners of the man at the helm
proclaimed him a gentleman, his ac-
cent proclaimed bim an English-
man. The conversation which ensued,
on tbe life of canal boatmen, was broken in
upon occasionally by the necessity of quickly
turning the great rudder, or by the bark of
the sleepy dog whom the flies had driven
from his place on the piece of carpet, and who
was now making loud demonstrations at oc-
currences takiDg place along tho bank. When
the frowsy woman came aft to descend into
the cabin, she said a few words to the steers-
man, but they showed evident uneasiness. In
the midst of the talk the man said: "It seems
to me the great public must have an exagger-
ated idea about canal people. Often, during
the brief time that I have been in this life, l
have been hooted at in language and mauner
that I would not condoscend to, and
reviled as a " canaler." Now, " ca-
ralers " are not so bad that their names should
lea synonym for all that is low. There
are gcod, honest people among them. Tho
troub'o is, their vices are not sufficiently gild-
ed to be pardonablo to the critical world.
There are kind hearts on caual boats, as I have
reason to know. When I came out of a hos-
pital in New York city after a run of fever,
with only a pittanee in my pocket and the At-
lantic between me and a single friend, it was
tho captain of a canal boat who took me in
and kept me for a month. I couldn't leave
him then, and so I staid on and am working
my way w est. It's slow travel, but I have all
my life to do it in. I am going as far from
civilization as I can get. Away up in the
northwest, out of sight and hearing. And
then after persistent questioning he told his
story. He said he had become involved
in debt so deeply that he despaired
of ever paying it. He knew that overy
day was biinging disgrace hearer to him
and like a coward, as herald, he fled the issue.
He slunk about the capitals of Europe for seven
years under an assumed name, made money iu
many ways, lived on next to nothing, and paid
nearly every pound of his mountain of debt.
Hard life bad changed him beyond recogni-
tion, so he ventured to return to England and
take a look at the scenes of his triumphs. He
said he saw many faces he had known and had
smiled upon him. But it was all deceit aud
struck him with disgust. He stayed about Lon-
don a month, and took ship as a steerage
passenger for America. He worked in New
York at various times, principally driving
street cars on the Fourth avenue road.
While walking down Sixth avenue he was
struck on the head by a pieco of wood
from a building in progress of construction,
and spent a long time iu the hospital with
brain fever. That was the record up to date.
He said: " My story may seem a strange one
to you, but its true. I went to school at Har-
row, and lived for two years in a German
university." When questioned regarding the
moialsof men which vere employed on the
canals, Shorn said he had met, on the canal,
seme as polished gentlemen as he had ever
seen in London, and fine educations were of
frequent occurrence. One man whom he met,
employed as driver, was a notable case of
wasted ability. He was a Virginian by birth,
a graduato of an English college, and a jour-
nalist by profession, having held lucrative
and honorable positions on several of the New
York dailies and provincial papers of hfeh re-
pute. The excessive use of morphine and
v.hisky had brought him to canal driving, and
he seemed contented with it, no amount of
dirt or raggedness ever appearing to discon-
cert or inconvenience him. But he always
preserved a suavo air and his mellow, refined
southern acceijt, together with the habit of
smoking cigarettes, each one of which was
flavored with a bit of opium. Shorn said the
work on canalboats was" not as rough as some
people might suppose, being, in fa 3t, an easy
life. " The pay is equivalent to the work,
too," he said; " men get about $20 a month."
Hard Drinking KsseiiUnlly an English Habit
[St. James's Gazette.]
Asr matter of fact, there is nothing easier
lhan to provo that hard drinking has been an
essentially English habit since the dawn of
our history. Shakespeare, who left off writing
270 yean ago, paints a whole gallery of typi-
cal drunkards, and, by the mouth of Iago,
claims the Englishman as far aud away the
most consummate toper in Europe.
In 1506 it is on record that Joice Rowe,
abbess of Rumsey, one of the wealthiest con-
vents in tho kingdom, and tonantod mostly by
noble dames, was accused before Bishop Fox
of carousing habitually far on into the night
with her nuns—a pretty strong proof that
hard drinking was then a national vice.
Toward the end of the fourteenth century
Chauser represents all his low-class characters
as jolly topers. The miller can hardly sit his
horse, and tho cook tumbles off into the mire,
in consequence of their potations. The wife
of the miller of Bcnay does not go to bed with-
out " her jolly whistle wel ywet." Iu 1315
the noble dame Clementina Guildford, abbess
of Bumsey, and the worthy predecessor of
Joice Rowe, drinks hersolf to death.
Some generations earlier the author of tho
romance of Merlin describes the mother of his
hero—a highly respectable young woman—as
accompanying her neighbors to the ale-house,
swilling there till long past midnight, takme
a lusty share in a brawl, and then falling lit-
erally, as well as figuratively, into the claws
of the demon, the whole thing taking place as
quite a matter ot course.
In the reign of Stephen comes Walter Map,
the jovial archdeacon of Oxford, with his
widely popular drinking songs.' A century
earlier the whole Saxon army spent the night
before tbe battle of Hastings in pushing about
And so we go back century by century;
poets, annalists, statutes and tho eauons ot
provincial couucils all tel'.ing us that deep
drinking was the rule all over Great Britain,
up to the time when our ancestors could form
no other ideas of heaven than as a place where
fierce touts of fighting and bouts as fierce of
drinking were the only occupations and enjoy-
A LOftti INLAND GHOST.
I'ohm'h of Armed Men Hunting a Mysterleua and
[New York Times.]
Dismal swamps, stagnant bogs and thick
undergrowth lie between the Lutheran and
Mount Olivet cemeteries, near Maspeth and
Fresh Pond, Long Island. In this unlovely
neighborhood a ghost has squatted himself,
much to the annoyance and alarm of the resi-
dents of that quiet neighborhood. It firjt
shied its castor into the ring on Thursday
al tcrnoon, when a number of women and girls
were quiotly gathering peas for the evening
meal on the farm of Mr. H. Ring, which lies
clcse to Mount Olivet cemetery, aud is skirted
by the Newtown road. Suddenly cries were
heard issuing from the cemetery, apparently
of distress. With mingled benevolence and
curiosity, all of them left their pails and went
toward the voice, which they followed to the
edge of a pool, where it faded away into a
hollow groan. The peas were left behind,
whilu the women ran to the farm-house of
II r. Ring and told their story. They
were so frightened that he could not
persuade them to return to their work.
Aroused by their earnestness, Mr. Ring
accompanied them to tho only warlike man he
knew, the town constable, Mr. Henry Bosch.
The officer of the law was not to be taken by
surprise. Ho had heard about tbe mysterious
voice and its still more mysterious embodi-
ment, which bad been represented to him as
a " tall man, six feet in height, and perfectly
nude," and he was ready for war. Constable
Bosch bad no difficulty in securing a posse,
ond with ten able-bodied citizens he sot out to
solve tbe mystery, leaving the trembling and
admiring women behind.
The sun was just sinking as they reached the
borders of tbe cemetery. At the fence one
man remarked that he had forgotten to take a
hag of flour home to his wife, and if tho rest
would excuse him hegnessed he would go back,
as they wouldn't have supper at home. Be-
sides, it was getting late. He wosn't afraid,
oh no! but still he didn't like tbe idea of walk-
ing around in the graveyard after sundown.
His sentiments, strangely enough, found an
echo in every heart, and with singular unani-
mity they faced about and returned to the
house of Constable Boscb, where they found a
big crowd collected. Among them was Miss
Purlinr» Emerine, who declared that she had
se^n the ghost frequently and that it was " tall
and thin, always dressed in white, and that it
brandished a huge carving knife."
John Trinless, the grave-digger, while exca-
vating, had often heard the mysterious cries
of Oho! and so had John Devon, the stonecut-
ter, and both bad the reputation of being hon-
orable men. To them the constable explained
that they had returned to collect information
and decide upon a plan of action, and for this
purpose he invited them all into a neighboring
bar-room, where they lined up and found a
whole row of bottled spirits. Then they pre-
pared themselves for action on the homeo-
palhic theory that with "slmilia " they might
tackle " slmilibus."
Thus strengthened, tho band set out just be-
fore midnight, numoaring fifty, with fifty
shot-guns, and went to Mount Olivet cemetery.
There they beard the mysterious voice, and
the whole party advanced toward It, but, try
as hard as they could, it always kept the same
distance from them. They went tramping
through tho mud for almost a mile, until
they reached the Lutheran cemetery, wher6
the mysterious voice ceased and could be
n.ado to speak no more. On the next night
the gallant constable again headed a search-
ing party, and then the voice led them a simi-
lar chase and sent them home puzzled and
Since then the people who have heard the
mysterious being in its travels around and
between the two cemeteries are increasing in
iiiimber. As yet tho mystery is unsolved, and
doors are always carefully locked and prayers
more often said than ever before, even in that
No. 4 to 25
Smokers of Blaokwell'e Genuine
Bull Durham Smoking Tobacco will
roceive Premiums aa follown cm
terms and conditions here specified:
1st PREMIUM, <65t0Q0
2d " $2,000
3d " $1,000
22other Premiums as heroshown.
Tho 25 premiums will bo awarded
December 22, 1884. lwt Premium
goes to the jH>rson from whom wc re-
ceive the largest numberof our empty
tobaoco bags prior to Dec. 15. 2d will
be given for tho next largest number
and thus, in tho order of the number
of empty bags received from each,
to the twenty-five successful con-
testants. Kach bag mupt bear our
original Bull Durham label, U. S.
Revenue Btamp, and Caution Notice.
Bags must be done np securely in a
package, with name and addrnss of
sender, and number of Bags contain-
ed, plainly marked on the outside,
and must be sent, charges prepaid, to
RlaektvelP* Ihirbsm Tohncco
Co.* Dukham, N. C. Every genuine
package has picture of Bull.
Hoe our next announcement.
t \A/ vo"
" People learn wisdom by
If you are difficult to fit,
don't take our word for it,
hut find some like person who
wears "the Ha.nan" shoe.
He will tell you "the Hasan"
Is a combination of style,
comfort, fair price, aud hon-
est service. That a perfect
fit is always to be had, aud
after years of suffering he is
indebted to Huuan &S011 for
joy, peace and happiness.
" Profit by experience," and
wear " the i!axan " shoe.
FLATTO & MO,
Bole Agent for Galveston.
ideally Losing Mssey 1
And are desirous of Giving Away, for one-half
their value, a large, well selected stock of
Ladies fitting out would do well to givo us a call.
NATURAL MINERAL WATER
" Issues frtm a spring deeply
embedded in a rock, and is therefore
of ABSOLUTE ORGANIC
Regius Professor, University of Berlin.
" Pure water is only to be obtained
from NATURAL SOURCES"
ANNUAL SALE, 10 MILLIONS.
Of all Grocers, Dntggists, Min. Wat. Dealers.
BEWARE OF IMITATIONS.
MCDUnilC I And HRKM Vri UK DBCAY rad
ncniuuolically cured Without Btouach
I Medication bv the New Rectal
Treatment. Effective, easy, pleas-
. _ ant, cheap. Bend for sealed treat-
msultatlon free. MAR8TON REMEDY 00.,
« West 14th Sreet. New York.
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NOTICE OF DIVIDEND.
OFFICE OF CITIZENS' LOAN CO.,
Galveston, Tex., July 25, ltjSl.
A quarterly dividend of 2 per cent, on the First
Kerles of the Btouk of this Company haa been de-
clared payable on and after August 15,188t.
New York Stockholders will be paid their divi-
dend at the office of L. M. HORNTHAL, 4OT Broad-
way, W. F. BEERH, .Secretary .
rpBB RECENT MARKED TENDENCY OF THS
X popular taste for Kia results as much from tbe
fact that It is susceptible of being an admirable
adjunct of mixed or fancy beverages, as that It la
aa almost Infallible Bpecinc for all kidney affeo-
tlons, the Increase of which Is as remarkable a* it
WOLFE'S SCHIEDAM AROMATIC 80HNAPP9
Is tbe best form in which to take It, as it is diuretio,
tonic, a palatable stimulant and an'agreeable ex-
Persons should look for the W. A 8. label.
Auction Sale of Frame Buildings.
^TyE WILL BELL ON MONDAY, AUGUST 4,
at 11 a. m., on the premises, southeast corner Bath
avenue and Winnie,
TWO FRAME BUILINGS.
LVftCH iV PKl>XAftl>, Auctioneer*.
FIRST ANNUAL SALE
Imported Thoroughbred and High-grade
Heistein & Jersey Cattle
BY THE '
Riverside Stock Farm, Dallas, Tex.
TO BE HELD AT
LONG'S LAKE, DALLAS, AUGUST 7, 1894,
At 11 a. m. Terms, Cash or approved paper.
Also will be offered for sale, ot same time and
place, a choice lot of
Full Blood and Iliglt-Grade Hercfonls,
the property of Dr. O. B. Hewett, Dallas,
Catalogues furnished on application.
Notice of Sale.
Bt VIRTUE OF AN ORDER OF THE COUNTY
Court of Galveston county, tho undersigned,
t'xecutors of the lost will and testament of Wil-
helmina Brock, deceased, will, on the
5th DAY OF AUGUST, 1881,
at the Court-house door, sell at public auction, to
the highest bidder for cash, the following described
property, belonging to the estates of John G. Brocff,
deceased, and Wilheluijna Brock, deceased, to .wit:
Lots 3 and 4, in block 442, in the city of Galveston,
and improvements, on Postoflice street, between
Twenty-second and Tremont.
640 acres of land in Uvalde county, Texas.
138 acres of laud in Liberty county, 4 miles from
the tov/n of Liberty.
For full information concerning title, etc., inquire
of Messrs. M. F. Mott, M. E. Kleberg and H. K.
Mann, attorneys. EDWARD T. AUSTIN,
ERNST H. SEELING,
Executors of the last will and testament of Wil-
helmina Brock, deceased.
THE COPARTNERSHIP OF LEVI BROS. IS
this day dissolved by mutual consent. William
Levi withdraws from said firm, and Lycurgua Lovi
continues the business at tho old stand, assuming
all liabilities, and entitled to receive all clatms due
the late firm. WILLIAM LEVI,
Galveston. August 1,18ft4.
THE COPARTNERSHIP HERETOFORE Ex-
isting between Herman Marwitz and Frederick
•W. Muller, under the firm name and style of H.
MARWITZ & CO., is this day dissolved by mutual
consent, H. Marwitz retiring therefrom. FRED-
ERICK W. MULLER and C. IIAARMANN will
continue the business as heretofore under the old
firm name and scvle of II. Marwitz & Co.
F. W. MULLER.
Tn retiring from the above business, I bespeak a
continuation of that generous patronage which haa
been heretofore extended to tne old firm.
August 1, 1884. II. MARWITZ.
1ST O T I C E.
THiS IS TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE UNDER-
sigred, after this date, will retire from the
egeucy of Messrs. J. D. PEET& CO.,New Orleans,
in Galveston, and will cohtinue the
FUTURE BROKERAGt BUSINESS
in his own name and on his own account, at the
old address. All outstanding contracts will be
settled by J. D. Peet & Co.
SAM'L P. BEALL, Hendley Building.
Galveston, 31st July, 1884.
Caution. Wagon Dealers!
-^7 E ARE INFORMED THAT A CERTAIN
drummer is pretending to sell tho
Geiiie M Bros, ffapi,
and we desire to inform the public that it is nothing
mere nor less than an inferior wagon formerly
offered in this market under another name, after-
ward offered as still another wagon, and now, with
reihaps some minor changes and the alteration of
stenciling, is offered as the FISH BROS. Tho
Genuine Fish Bros.
is stenciled on the side " FISH RROS.," and on the
hind axle "FITH BROS. & CO., RACINE, WIS.,"
MADE ONLY AT RACINE.
Has never been made anywhere else.
No reputable dealer will attempt to foist a cheap
imitation on the public. The bogus wagon bears
no resemblance to the genuine. If the cheap, infe-
rior wagon referred to is any accouut, why stait a
new name to sell it? Further comment is unneces-
Injunction papers have been applied for to stop
this piracy. Another plow concern, just failed, at-
tempted the same thing.
Keating Implement & Machine Co.,
Sole Agts. for the only Genuine Fish Bros. Wagon.
Dallas, Tex., July 18,18S4.
SBTT CATION Jk£»
M"*- CUTHBERTS SEMIHABY
Yew ODOU. Uuoi. ma. A.ldrcoa Paiaoiral. St. Luajj. Mo.
Morian Park Military Mift
. . . , Woman Park, Cook Cm., III.,
A ""it-class preparatory School for Boys. Send
WACO FEMALE COLLEGE - Healthful and
central location. Tho past year a grand suc-
cess. Music, Art, Literature, il'inguagea, Calls
thenics. For Catalogue apply to
R. O. ROUNSAVALL, A. M., Presilent,
W AVERLEY SEMINARY—1587 I St., Washin*
ton, D. C. Boarding and Day School for Young
ladies. I till corpgof professors and teichera. Spe-
cial attention is called to the superior advantages
Washington offers for culture. Session >pens Sent
24th. For terms, apply to MISS LIPSCOMB,P rin.
WJlO BUSINESS COLLEGE.
Has moke wide-awake teachers, and
a larger number of students, than any other
exclusively Commercial College iu the Southern
Ste'.es. Equipment!) unsurpassed. Special course
frr teachers, $S5. Send for circular before going
R. H. HILL, President,
German ^English Academy
Pay and boarding school for boys and young men.
Established In 1877. This Institution Is designed to
prepare students for the Stats Unlversitv, or to
qualify them for practical business life. The eighth
session begins Monday, September 1.
For circulars, giving full particulars, address
JACOB BICKLER, A. M., Principal.
"^"ACO UNIVERSITY-September 15. 1881 —
Having completed buov ifully a third of a
century aa a Texas educator and presideut, I will
enter upon my second third of a century on the
18th of September 18W.
As 1 will enter my second third of a century
with the most efficient faculty and cheapest
rates ever offered before, 1 hope to opeu with 3(M
Waco Unlverstly, Texas, Juty 10, 18S4.
RUFUS E. BURLESON, D.D., LL„ D.
MRS. O. 8. POLLOCK,
PRINCIPAL OF THE
MONTGOMERY FEMALE COLLEGE
Located at Ciirlsllan»burgh, Va.,
on the summit of the Alleghany mountains, wil
be at the
CAPITOL HOTEL, HOUSTON, TEX..
CITY HOTEL, NEW ORLEANS, LA.,
DURING THE FIRST WEEK IN SEP1 EMBER.
To return with young ladles who have decided to
attend her school in Virginia. For catalogue,
traveling arrangements and further particulars,
address her at Chrlstlansburgh, Va.
Agricultural & Mechanical College
(Technical Brnnch of the University.)
COLLEGE STATION TEXAS
ENDOWED BY ACTOF CONGRESS. EQUIP-
pt'd by the State of Texas with farm, build-
ings, shops, machinery, fine stock, laboratories,
apparatus, etc., to the value of $360,000. A prac-
tical school for training young men to become suc-
cessful farmers, engineers, machinists, chemists,
architects, contractors, and leaders iu all business
Tuition free. All expenses extremely low. Ses-
SEPTEMBER 1, 1884.
For full particulars, address
H. H. DINWIDDIE,
Chairman of the Faculty.
For the Higher Education or Woinea.
IDE 31th ANNUAL SESSION
Opens on the
First Monday in September.
The Music and Art Departments
Are unsurpassed. The Bible, as an inspired boot
a regular study. Our Perpetual Motto: Parity ot
Morals, Purity of Manners, Purity of Language.
Address the President,
J. H. LUTHER.
a. & i. college,
TUITION FREE TO ALL STUDENS.
A Faculty of Twelve Professors and Assistants.
This college presenss three courses
of study, in which the principfes and applica-
tions of Science are made prominent, each lead-
ing to the degree of Bachelor of Science.
1. Course in Agriculture and Chemistry.
'2. Course in Mechanics and Engineering.
3. Latin—Science Course.
A Preparatory Department is organized to givo
special instruction to those students who are not
qualified to enter the College classes.
The Military organization secures regularity and
promptness in all the exercises.
The loeatioa elevated and healthy. Board, $15
The next session opens September 24.
For catalogue, address
vVM. LkROV BROUN, President.
BAY LO R U NIV E RSITY.
Wext Session Ileglns 8epfember 1, and Con-
tinues Forty Weeks.
Expenses low. Advantages not ranked by any
Southern college. Send for Catalogue to
WM. CAREY CRANE, President.
Independence, July 15, 1884.
CONSERVATORY of MUSIC
MUSIC. Vocal and Instrumental and Tuning.
ART. Drawing.Paintine.Modeling and Portraiture
OHATOHV. Literature nnd Languages.
HOME. Elegant ac'modat'ns for 500 lady students.
FALL TKRxM begins Sept. 11. Beautifully Ill'd.
Calendar free. Address E, TOUiUEE, Director.
FRA\KLift SQUARE, BOSTON, MASS.
ST. JAMES MILITARY ACADEMY;
BOARDING SCHOOL FOR BOYS AND YOUNG MEN.
Prepares for College or Business Life; Discipline
superior; Scholarship exact; Location healtnful.
For catalogue address Rev. Kthelbert Talbot,
A. M., Rector.
ONTICELLO LADIES' SEMINARY — (30D-
frey, Madison Co., 111. One of the oldest
schools in the West. Reputatation as a flrst-clas*
school unquestioned. Superior advantages for
English and Classical Education with Music, Draw-
ing, Painting and Modern Languages. Opens Sep-
tember 18. For Catalogue, apply to
Miss HAMJL N. HASKELL,
University of Virginia.
The Sixty-first session of this institution will open
October 1,1884. Thorough ii structiou in Literary,
Scientific and Professional Departments, including
Lav\ Medicine, Engineering and Agriculture. For
information apply to Dr. JAMES F. HARRISON,
Chairman of Faculty, P. O., Un versity of Va.
the GfctoGas Company
All orders or complaints, to receive prompt at-
tention, should be left at the oflloe of the Com-
pany, iu the brick building, on
Market Street, bet. 24th and 25th Sts.,
Between the hours of 8 and 12 o'clock a. m.
AU«. BUTTLAR. Secretary.
ii. B. 11AWLEY & CO.,
(Members of the Board of Trade),
f AH MET BUILDING, CHICAGO.
Any and every Interest intrusted to our care from
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