The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 252, Ed. 1 Friday, January 11, 1878 Page: 2 of 4
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Friday, January 11, 1S78.
The Hempstead Mtssenger comes
back to the old idea of appointing
judges as a remedy for the law's delay
in criminal cases; but those who have
lived long enough to see the various
plans of selecting such officers—as ap-
pointing by the governor and electing
by the Legislature and the people—are
compelled to admit that none of these
systems has yet proved entirely suffi
clent to prevent complaints of this
kind. The Messenger, however, holds
The rnly remedy for the abuse of the pro
vision for obtaining continuances lies in in-
creasing the integrity of our judges, and the
quickest and surest means of attaining this
lies in a change from the elective to the ap-
pointing system. Before a dishonest judge
every provision for the protection of the inno-
cent will be invariably abused by the rich
guilty, but before an honest one this will hap-
pen but seldom. Whether the executive of
the State is more competent, and will be more
likely to select suah than the common rabble,
there can be no question.
To call the people of the State, in
■whose haEds its sovereign power is sup
posed to be vested, " the common rab
ble " reads somewhat strangely in the
columns of a respectable and moderate
Democratic journal. The use made,
by governors, of the appointing power
as a matter of patronage to further
their own influence or ambitious views
hasioften been urged,and no;!unfrcqui n -
ly witnessed in cases where judges were
made by executive appointment. The
question of the best manner of selecting
such officers is a very old one; it
has been discussed a thousand times, in
the old world as well as the new, and
a good deal may still be said on its
various sides. In practice it generally
turns out that, whatever system is in
vogue, it is sure to be made the source
of grave complaint. The frequent
changes which have been made in dif-
ferent States attest the fact. As regards
the objections to the mode of executive
appointments it will hardly be neces
sary to go further than to refer to some
notable appointments of United States
judges during and since the late civil
war. The same objections that lie
against the election of District Judgss
would seem to apply to those of coun-
ties and to justices of the peace. As
regards the latter the Austin Statesman
says, probably with reference to some
particular justice in that region:
There is an affinity between court* and
whisky, and generally speaking the bar-room
and justice's office want to get as close to-
gether as possible, sometimes in adjoining
rooms, but more generally speaking the bar-
room takes the first floor and the court the
next above. Then the more cases there are
in court the better for the bar-room, the more
business the "wise, just judge " has up stairs.
Now what influence it is that brings into
close communion law and whisky we will
leave judges, juries and the lawyers ana fre-
quenters of both places to expliin. Possibly
tne judge gets his rent and drinks free and
a carte blanche to call his legal friends and
" the boys " generally up to the bar. Or, may
be the jurymen and tbe "convenient " wit-
nesses have to take on board a little of the
"oh! be joyful" before stepping inside the
railing to serve the county at $1 50 per day.
The court-room should be the most sacred
place in the city, disconnected everywhere
from contaminating influences. Nowhere can
thorough reform be inaugurated with greater
profit tnan in the courts and law circles. The
bar c f the city and churches and all the
moral agencies tf every city and town in the
State should strive for reform in the courts of
ihe country, and for a better jury system.
This reform, like most others in a free
country like this, should begin with the
people themselves. An intelligent and
patriotic community and a wholesome
public opinion offer the best guarantees
for the faithful performance of their
duties on the part of public officers.
The influence of universal suffrage is
one of the factors that comes into the
question of the election of all public
officers. Where the free imen form so
large a part of the voters as they do
in the South, it is to be supposed that
they have an important influence in the
selection of such officers. That there is a
reaction on this questioa of late, at the
North as well as in Europe, is pretty
obvious. The white people of the
South are not responsible for the
change. Even in Africa negro suf-
frage is not favored by the leading col-
onists from Europe. Anthony Trollope
writes a letter on the subject from the
Cape of Good Hope. He says the
white men who are loudest in their
professions in f»vor of the equality cf
the races never practice upon the doc-
trine. He declares that the British dis-
ciple of Wilberforce and Buxton does
not take the negro into partnership, or
even make him a private secretary; but
the conviction that the white man must
remain in the ascendant is as clear in
his mind as in that of his opponent.
Mr. Trollope says that, were it to be
put to the vote to morrow among the
Kaffirs whether the white man should
be banished out of South Africa or re-
tained, there can be no dcubt that the
entire race would go for banishment.
He predicts that negro suffrage will yet
give the colonists serious trouble.
An exchange justly censures the
practice of attempting to extort confes-
sions from persons suspected of crime,
and refers to the fact that the Court of
Appeals has decided that
The confession of a defendant can not be
Kiveu in evidence against him if made when in
3»ii or in the custody of aD officer, except \ic
fertile folowmg circumstances: 1. It must
appear ihr.t tb« confession was made after tr e
person making it had flrstbeen cautioned thai
it might be used against him; or, secondly
that i appeared, in connection with such coa-
f 'ssion. Hie parry making it mad« statements
of facia or circumstances that are found to
be true, which conduce to establish the guilt
of the accused.
The Bonham News is in a state of re-
bellion against old King Cotton, and
beats up for recruits in the words which
The farmers in this part of Texas are
stares indeed to cotton. They do not sell one
crop before they have to commence nreparing
for the next. Day in aud day out they plow,
they hoe, they toil, there is always something
to be done, and when they ha* e marketed
their crop and paid their tlebta contracted
upon the faith of the crop, they feel poorer
than ever. Yet it is strange how they ply
themselves again to their work, and with
what renewed energy they set in for another
crop, trusting to better luck. The scarcity
and uncertainty of tabor render it quite haz-
ardous to pitch a large cotton crop now, un-
less the labor is secured by a heavy forfeit
on the part of the laborers. The farmers will
be compelled to cultivate less cottoD, and to
make more of other crops—more corn, more
wheat, more oats, more grass, more milk and
butter, and more mutton, beef and bacon, and
more fruit. In doing so they would live more
comfortably, and improve their lands also,
more than they now do by the present
The Austin Capital defends Col.
Ford against the slanders telegraphed
from Brownsville, that he commanded
the filibusters that burned Matamoros
in the Caravajal revolution, sent sensa-
tional telegrams to the Galveston News
about Mexican affairs, and that last
year he was in the pay of Gen. Cortina,
and lat 3r of Diaz, and recently enlisted
a regiment of Texas volunteers to in-
vade Mexico. The editor of the Capi-
tal, speaking from his own personal
1. Col. Ford did not command the filibusters
that burned Matamoros in the Caravajal revo-
lution in 1861, but was a colonel in tne Con-
federate service and commanding officer at
2. Caravi jai did not burn Matamoros, but
Matamoros nearly took him, and his army
only escaped by crossing to our side of the
river, and were captured and disarmed by
3. Cortina invaded Texas many years ago,
killed, burned and destroyed, nearly captured
Brownsville, aud was only driven off after a
severe battle, in which the United States
troops under Major Heintzeiman, and Texas
troops under Ford and others, defeated him
and killed and dispersed his band of cut-
The Tyler Courier is of the opinion
that " the continued efforts of the few
enemies of Gov. Hubbard to reflect
upon his character, are as disgraceful
as they are unsupported by facts."
The Texarkana Democrat saj*s:
Hon. J. W. Throckmorton, at present a
member of Congress from the Fourth Texas
District, is a prominent candidate for next
governor. There is not a man in the State
who would make a better or more able one.
Tiie Washington correspondent of
the New Orleans Democrat, in his dis-
patch of January 8, asserts that it is
the intention of Republican opposers
of President Heyes to offer resolutions
of impeachment in the House soon, the
basis of which being that he was a
guilty party to the fraud by which he
was counted in, and tliit he knowingly
and wilfully connived at the suborn a
tion of perjury, and falsification of
public records in Florida ar.d Louisi-
ana, whereby the electoral votes of
those States were secured. The cor-
My informant is a Democratic member of
Congress, who tells me he was approached by
a Republican member not long ago with the
statement that such was the intention and
that he was asked to give his candid opinion
as to how such a movement from the Repub-
lican side would be received by the Demo-
crats. My friend asked what evidence could
be brought to sustain such a charge against
Mr. Hayes, remarking that while the guilty
knowledge and criminal participation of John
Sherman, Bill Chandler, Stoughton and others
in these transactions was notorious and could
be easily established by legal evidence, it w as
not so clear that Hayes was in the same cate-
gory, except so far as he may have ascer-
tained the facts by hearsay. "Very well,"
said the Republican in reply, " we can take
care of that. The only thing we fear is that
if we make the move the Democrats will com-
bine in a body and squelch us and then take
gossession of the government, Hayes and all!
ut if we were assured that the thing would
be permitted to take its due course we could
impeach Mr. Hayes and Mr. Wheeler both."
The Democratic members of Con-
gress, the Democrat's dispatch con
tinues, do not appear inclined either to
defend or assail the President, but to
seize every opportunity to strike and
destroy the Republican leaders who are
plotting against him.
Resource* of Sugar Production
Along the Texas Seaboard.
The special stress laid by the Com-
missioner of Agriculture, in his annual
report, on the importance of the sugar
interest of the conntry, is, no doubt,
fully borne out by the facta. The com-
missioner, however, in referxing to the
area of sugar lands, seems to have for-
gotten the broad section of genial soil
and climate possessed by Texas within
which sugar-cane flourishes with even
more luxuriance and greater certainty
than in the lower Mississippi region, to
which he directs particular attention,
and to reclaim which from periodical
overflow he suggests the expenditure
of many millions of dollars by the na-
tional government. We do not pur-
pose to discuss here the policy of pro-
tecting producers of sugar by means of
an amended tariff, nor the question of
constructing protection levees along
the Mississippi river as a national work.
We merely desire to direct the attention
of the public to the fact that along al-
most the entire sea coast of Texas,
from the Sabine to the Rio Grande, are
sugar lands of unsurpassed fertility, a
climate well suited to the production of
cane, an abundance of wood for fuel, and
every other description of material re-
quired in the manufacture of sugar. The
counties of Brazoria, Wharton, Fort
Bend, Colorado and Matagorda, where
cane has been cultivated for more than
thirty years, have no equal, perhaps,
on this continent, and, while yielding
large returns in sugar, are available
for cotton, corn, vegetables in every
variety, and all the inter-tropical fruits,
besides affording a free range for
horses, cattle and hogs. This section,
which was comparatively uncultivated
for a few years following emancipa-
tion, is again being utilized for cane
cultivation, and, with the advantages
afforded by new and improved agricul-
tural implements and facilities for
making sugar, may be counted on for
an indefinitely increasing supply. In
addition to sugar, it is almost certain
that, with proper care, coffee can be
made a remunerative crop along the
coast range of Texas. An instance is
reported to the News where a farmer
on the Sabine cultivated a small patch
of the coffee plant, from which he
gathered seventy pounds of fragrant
berries, which proved of excellent
quality. The soil of the sugar belt of
Texas is warm, genial, and practically
inexhaustible, and the climate more re-
liable than that of Louisiana, where,
especially along the Mississippi, the
land is cold and clammy, more difficult
to cultivate, and less productive than
that along the Texas seaboard.
The border troubles are disposed of
by the Combate, a leading Mexican pa-
per, by the following fantastic para
W# admit willingly that the Yankees are an
inferior race to the descendants of Cortez,
Montezuma and Hidalgo, and are below our
resentment. They are even below our con-
tempt. Hence Mexico can gain no honor by
conquering them, and the national honor of
Mexico can not be involved in the question at
all. It is not a fight between two nations. It
is like a gentleman whipping a cur that has
barked at him. We must teach these Gringo
dogs good manners, that's all. We thought
the height of Yankee insolence had been
reached when they demanded the extradition
of the heroes of the storming of the Rio
Grande City jail. Gen. Canales merely raised
his whip and the big dogs at Washington
howled for mercy. They appealed to the
generosity of the great Mexican people, and
that is an appt &1 that is never made in vain.
We could afford to be magnanimous to a mon-
grel race of Yankees, niggers, Dutch, and
liks canaille, that for twenty-five years have
cowt-T-ed before Mexico. We overlooked their
indiscretion. We expected they would not
again dare to lift their hand toward Mexico,
but it seems we were mistaken.
Tiie Secretary of the Treasury is
wresting with a problem that promises
to be more perplexing than the resump
tion act, being no less than settlement
of questions relating to the importa-
tion of elephants, snakes, and bull-
dogs, The case of the elephant was
upon the question whether he was
chargeable with a discriminating duty
of ten per cent, in addition to the gen-
eral tariff duty as coming from the
East Indies. In regard to the snake,
the matter to be determined was whether
he could be entered free under the
tariff clause allowing free entry to
specimens of natural history. The
last case was that of two English bull-
dogs imported and held in the custom-
house pending the determination of tie
point whether they should pass under
the tariff provision allowing free entry
to such animals as were calculated to
improve native breeds.
Senator Gordon thinks that the ap
pointment of public functionaries
should be made solely on the ground of
fitness and integrity, without regard to
politics; no removals to be made ex-
cept for incapacity or dishonesty, and
no changes unless in the line of pro-
motion or with a view to improvement
of the service.
Atascosa county is settling up rapidly with
an industrious population.
Mr. Wm. P. Huff, for half a century a citi-
zen of Texas, who has t.ken great interest in
the antiquities of the country, writes the fol-
lowing account of Damon's mound, a singular
formation in the upper edge of this county,
for the use of the American Association of
Science: Damon's mound runs almost due
east and west and is about three miles in
leDgth. Its greatest altitude is nearer the
western than the eastern end. The eastern
end, for more than half of its length, slopes or
falls off gradually down to the level prairie.
The width is from a mile to a mile and a half,
and it is entirely surrounded by the prairie.
Its greatest altitude is about 140 or 130 feet.
To the casual observer, placed three or four
miles distant on the north side, the mound
presents a uniform sameness of front and
neight, but upon standing anywhere within a
s'one's throw of the hole in the mound the
close observer will see that he is occupyin *
higher ground than any other portion of the
mound. Th« surface covering or soil on the
top and sides of the mouud is of the same
identical character a- that of the surrounding
level prairie, lying at its base. The same form,
substance and character of the sur-
face soil, on the top and sides of the
mound, is easily identified all over the state.
Th s being one of the geological features
which the top and sides of the mound present,
it is but reasonable to conclude that at the
time the sedimentary deposit was precipitated
the mound was deep down under the sea, or
perhaps a great inland lake. The hole in the
mound is simply a volcanic aperture or crater,
from whence escape the pent-up gases and
steam. I have never been so fortunate as to
find any volcanic tufa, pumice or slag, indica-
tive of its origin at the mound, but have dis-
covered many facts, both at th* mound and
in the bed ef *he Brazos river, which disclosed
the marks of fire. The limestone quarried
from the mound is of the very best quality.
I saw many very fine specimens of pure
crystallized limestone, the crystals being
almost as clear as the finest glass, which had
been blasted from near the original cone or
crater. Some of the broken boulders or pieces
of limestone bore strong marks of sulphur, as
well as strong traces ©f the red and black
oxide of iron. The b'ack oxide was the result
oC atmospheric deoxidation, water and fire.
The red oxide was of a lively or living color,
and clearly showed the extinct fire. The
boulders had been originally solid masses or
strata, and in the v«. loanij upheaval had been
rent or broken in^o various sized fragments
by the escape of the volcanic steam through
fissures made by its expansive force1. On my
first visit to the mound in 1827, and also on
my second visit in the year 182'J, I threw
small rocks or pebbles into the hole
or crater, and could hear each on»
leaping from rock to rock downwards
until at last it wa3 lost, in the splashing of
water at the bottom. The water from a well
dug on the western spur of the mound was
so impregnated with minerals as to render
the taste very disagreeable. I have never
heard of the wafer having been analyzed
Upon a close examination (with a view to
strict application of analogy) of the water-
worn gullies and dry ravines in the nortn
side of the mound. I found that each stra-
tum in the gullies or dry ravines of the mound
corresponded exactly with those of the banks
of the Brazos, Colorado, Buffalo bayou, San
Jacinto, Trinity aud Guadalupe rivers. In
places where a lateral section of the banks of
the gullies or ravire* was exposed and had
not been disturbed by the sliding down of
the superincumbeno strata, and had been
freely acted upon by running water during
heavy rains, 1 found ir?n pyrite and luTips
of sulphuric nodules. Their external appear-
ance ind cated that they had been long and
often acted upon by water as well as by fire.
I also found some lumps of phosphate of
lime and superphosphate of lime, which upon
being pounded up and mixed with water
made a beautiful and durable whitewash.
The same kind of lumps of lime and super-
phosphate of lime are found in the corre-
sponding strata in the bank of the Brazos
river and other streams already named. I
have seen these lumps varying in size and
weight from one to one hundred pounds. As
a fertilizer they are superior to guano. In
the gullies and ^ry ravines of the mound
found diminutive specimens of shells,
but so much worn as to render them
impossible of classification. I find the
same kind of shells in a petrified st&'
in the same strata (fossil strata; in the bank
of the Brazosiriver, but so worn as to be be
yond my power of identification. The'differ
ence in altitude between those found in the
banks of the Brazos and those found in a cor-
responding stratum in the gullies of the
mound being about 170 feet perpendicular.
The shells are of marine or salt water origin,
and must have lived in deep water. I never
found anything like them in any other stra
turn nor upon the beach of the Gulf of Mexico.
The deposits or strata in the north side of
the mound, as seen in the dry ravine3 or gul-
lies, are horizontal, and do not show any
warped or broken appearance, clearly indicat-
ing that ihe different layers cr strata had
been deposited long after the mound had been
upheaved by sub-marine volcanic action.
At the base of the sand stratum the fossils
were deposited at the time cf the deposit of
the immense quantity of sand, judging from
the simple fact presenting itself, that in many
p aces in the sand stratum petrifactions, peb-
bles and fragments of petrified bones are
found; and the same characteristics are found
mixed up among the fossils at the base of the
stratum of sand. The small pools of water in
the gullies or ravines ©f the mound, after
standing for several days, present a dark
leaden hue and emit a sulphurous smell. Da
men's mound is of very great value on ac
count of its flee limestone. It is my opinion
that at some no very distant day, by shafting
or boring it, mineral waters of great va ue
will be found. That the mound contains sul
phur, iron, manganese and other minerals
there caa be no doubt.
Brownwood Banner: We understand Capt
Worley will be here on the 10th inst, to con
fer about removing his steam flouring mill,
gfn and cotton press to til's point There
will be erected and put into successful opera-
tion, in time for the coming crop of cotton, a
a steani gin and cotton pre s, and if the crop
demands it, there will be two Wheat, per
bushel, SI 85^1 50; corn, per bushel, 85c
pork, 6(&8c ; teef, 4@5c. per pound.
EL PASO COUNTY.
Mesilla (N M.) Independent: The El Paso
county insurgents are spoken of as a mob,
but in point of fact they have an excellent
military organization; they have their enm
mander-in-chief, arejdivided into compini«-t
with captains, lieutenants, sergeants aud cor-
porals; they maintain a respectable degree of
military discipline, understand military tac-
tics, are not badly armed, and when together
present as respectable a military appearance
as any Mexican soldiers. Tli^y are largely
composed of Mexican citizens from the towns
of El Paso, Guadaloupe, Sarags^a and San
Ygnacia on the west bank of the Rio Grande
they assert, and no doubt understanding^,
that their numbers can and will be increased
to one thousand men by sympathizers from
the Mexican side of the river, if the necessity
arises. They olaim that El Paso county pro-
perly belongs to Mexico, was stolen from the
republic by Texas, that the United 8tat< s were
accessories to the theft, and say that it is
their intention to restore the plundered terri
tory to Mexico. The leaders of the insur-
gents and their sympathizers will probably
deny that such is their object or desire, but
that the masses openly declare that Rueh is
their intention can easily be pubstantiated by
the testimony of many who have heard feucn
declarations frequently made aad applauded
at their gatheiinga. The pretext for the up-
rising is the salt que&tion, but it is nothing
but a pretext; the real cause i3 abhorrence of
the American government and a desire to
Denison News. Fourteen thousand bales of
cotton, or about 230 cars, were shipped to
Chicago during the month of December per
M., K. and T. Railroad. Most of this cotton
goes direct to Eastern spinners... In our list
of local cattle shipped per M , K. and T. Rail-
road during the year 18»7, we did not give the
number of cars shipped. Loral cattle shipped
from this place, 19,082 cars, or 40,104 head,
and 2240 cars, or 4-',787 heid of cattle, were
transferred to the M , K. and T. Railroad
from the Houston and Texas Central Rail
The editor of the Southern Springs Chron-
icle has made a visit to Jefferson <£ Yaudeli'i
stock farm in Gonzales county, and was grati
fled at the fine display of bloeded cattle and
hogs. He learned from Dr. Yandell that the
mortality in imported Durhams to Texas
ranges from twenty to forty p r cent, the fir*t
two or three months after their arrival. Tbe
doctor aaid that out of the tnirty-three head
of calves imported last October eleven had
already died. Experience had convinced |
i them that the yourger the animal the itss lia-1
ble it was to die on being brought to Texas.
Hence their importations now were princi-
pally calve", many as young as six weeks old.
tie.-srs. Jefferson & Yandell have altogether
three pastures containing in the aggregate
some eleven hundred ac es fine mesquite and
vallev land, lying principally upon the Guada-
lupe river and San Geronimo creek.
Mr. W. S. Webb and his son are the owners
of a traot of land containing 5200 acres on ihe
Llano river in Kimble county. On this land is
a mineral spring, of a sample of ihe water of
which was brought from Texas by Mr. Webb,
the fo lowing analysis of which ha« been made
by Prof. Cox, Geologist of the State of In-
diauna: The mineral wat-jr collected and sent
to me from your spring in Kimble county
Texas, is a strong sulphuretted hydrogen w»]
ter, containing free sulphuretted hydrogen
gas, free carbonic acid, carbonate of lime,
carbonate of magnesia, sulphate of lime, sul-
phate of magnesia (epsom salts) chloride of
sodium (common salt), carbonate of alkalis.
The properties are aperient, diuretic, tonic
Kerr county lies northwest from the city of
San Antonio, which is the nearest railway sta-
tion, distance by the traveled route sixtv-tive
miles. In appearance the county is quite at-
tractive, being diversified by bill and dale.
Buffalo Advance: Mr. Joe Edel has gone to
Galveston to engage in business... Professor
Ho ck will open school on Monday, the 21st
inst The 1 flying ponies" are now at Cen-
treville Those foud of sport have a fine
time'shooting wild pigeons flying over Buffalo
diily, to aud from their roost One Dave
West, from Freestone county, accompanied
by a Mrs. Robinson, also from Freestone, and
the property of another man, took the train
at Buffalo last Monday night, for parts un-
known. The woman leaves a loving husband
and a child not yet two years old Ihe vote
for tax assessor stands as follows; two beats
are yet to heir from: Stephens 296, Fitzpat
rick 252, Nance 133, Shaw 60, Hailey 81, Glover
87, Edwards 33, Terry 87, Hester 25, Nash 61
Harrison 73. Stephens's majority 44. The two
beats yet to hear from polled very small vote,
and will not make much change in the above.
Castroville correspondent of the San Anto-
nio Express: Our people are confident that on
next Monday they will get a new mayor, in
the p rson of the old one Only six candi-
dates to fill the positions of five aldermen.
City politics turn on the untuilt market-house
and city hall questions A mass meeting re-
garding our border troubles is spoken of, to
:>e held Saturday next, aud will in all proba-
bility be largely attended.
The San Antonio Express prints the follow-
ing letter without explanation:
McKavett, Jan. 3, 1878.
My husband and little child and two other
men were killed on the night of the 1st. The
two men's names were Steve Saunders and
Henry Clay. My little child's head was phot
to pieces, and my husband was shot in four
places. The other two were shot and fell in
the fire. IDA MILLER.
Tyler Courier: Tyler Lodge. No. 421, K. of
H., elected the following officers to serve for
theensu n* term: A. F. Hunt, P. D.: W. C.
Robard.*, 1).; B. F. Alford, V. D.; H. W. Aber-
nathy, A. D.; B. I Wilcoxon, R.: A. A. Letch-
erwood Fin. R ; J. M. Hockersmith, Treas.;
A. M. Duke, Chap.; H. L. Spain. Guide; H. G.
Robe-tson, Guar.; J. B. McDaniel. Sen. Trus-
tee.-: W. H. Marsh, H. W. Abernathy, A. F.
Hunt Col. Tignal Jones killed two hogs last
Monday that wei»ned 3:5 and 360. They we*e
eighteen months old — The health of the
people of the country is gocd Splecdid
wea< her on meat and for shoemakers .. Bad
weather has interfered with trade this week.
Eastland Review: Messrs. C. U. Connellee,
Dan Boone and others, returned from a sur-
veying trip 75 miles this side of New Mexico,
this week. The party, consisting of four,
considering the weather, which was extremely
ccld, had a very pleasapt trip. They were at
one time, however, surrounded by Comanche
Indians, who cut a good many didoes around
within three or four hundred yards of them,
but from some cause did not att ack the party.
There were twelve Indians, and it is pre
surued that they took the surveying party for
buffalo hunters, and their recent experience
with the latter doubtless gave them a whole-
some dread of the class, which may possibly
account for their failure to raise a muss on
this occasion. The surveyors were very
thankful, as their stook of ammunition was
limited Mr. Connellee met a Mexican on
the trip, from whom he purchased, for a drink
of whisky, a portion of the back of a mas-
todon. The Mexican proposed to carry
the party to the carcass where the
curiosity was obtained, but as their
horses were worn out. they could not go out
of the way to see more of it. The Mexic\n
informed them that the head of the huge ani
mal, as well as the rest of the bones, were
there, none of them decayed. From the speci-
men before us it doea not seem that the ani-
mal bad been dead more than ten or twelve
years. The party dug into an Indian mound
where they found, in a sitting posture, the
carcass of an Indian, with his trinkets buried
with him. The bones of the Indian crumbled
immediately on being exposed to the air. The
oarty brought back with them many interest-
ing trophies of the trip, among which may be
noted a piece of what is pronounced "petri-
fied beef,1' an Indian polish stone, and mine
rals of various kinds. Mr. Conne.lee located
for Mr. Graves, of New York, who accompa
nied him on his trip, 300 sections of land,
which will be immediately settled by a colony
from New York, for whom Mr. Graves had
been sent to select the lands. Mr. Connellee
informs us that the lanes ia that section are
unsurpassed anywhere in the State. The only
drawback is the scarcity of timber.
Brenbam Banner: There wa* a heavy sleet
on Sunday night... .We learn that a few days
ago a party of immigrants numbering about
twenty five arrived from Georgia and went
immediately to the Independance neighbor-
hood, where homes had already been pro-
vided for them The District Court opened
on Monday, Judge E. B. Turner presiding.
The prisoners in tbe county jail to the number
of about twenty were taken to the courtroom
in a body, where they made an inspection cf
the grand jury and objected to one man,
whose place was supplied by another. The
following murder cases were set for trial
State vs. C. Krantz. January 21; Jackson
Rasberry, January 21; Hall Davis, February
4; John Ward, February 4.
Hempstead Messenger of Tuesday: Cotton
In this market sales to the extent of 650 tales,
including 1050 bales taken yesterday.. .The
sleet of Sunday night was followed by a hard
rain near all Monday A carload of colored
bone and t-inew passed up the Central Friday
night. They were under charge of a Texas
planter, who collected them in Mississippi —
i he criminal term of the county court began
Monday The Brazos River has been up and
down all winter, causing constant interruption
in the crossing of Hill's Ferry. For the last
four days there has been no crossing with car
riages or horses... Henry Denh%m, living c n
Mr. J. A. Fe'ker's farm, was accidentally shot
Saturday afternoon by Mr. Julius Ballard. A
party were returning from a deer-bunt, and
while Ballard was riding in the rear of Den-
ham his gun went off. three buckshot entering
Denham's left hip, inflicting a serious but not
dangerous wound. Dr. LeGrand extracted
two of the balls, but the third was too deep to
be taken out The down freight on the Cen-
tral ran off Saturday near Benchley, injuring
two or three of the hands The wrecking train
smarted up to the scene of disaster, but was
ditched a few miles this side of the place, and
again several of the hands were iniurel and
one killed. This caused Sunday's and Mon
day's trains to ba late some hours.
January 10th, 1878, at the residence of the
br de's mother, at Houston, by Rev. J. H. Mc-
Neilly, W. J. Hancock, Jr., to Miss Nellie
BaRby, second daughter of Mrs. T. M. Bagby.
Tais DAY, AT 10 O'CLOCK
k. m.. No. 153 Tremont street, by E. A.
Bleached and Unbleached Domestics.
Tickings, Tailoring Goods, Table Linens.
Towels, Hosiery, Notions, ttc.
Also—Marble Dressing Case Suit.
One Black Walnut Dressing Ca*e Suit.
Bedsteads, Tables. Crockeryware, etc.
jail It* K. A. BLAKELY.
Galveston Wharf Co.,
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1877.
December 1st, 1876—
Cash on hand from the
year ending Nov. 30,
Nov. 30th, 1877—
Earnings of Wharf Rail-
roatLT 3.863 50
Material s >ld foracc'unt
of Wharf railroad 375 00—
Material sold foracc'unt
of repairs 272 96
Material transferred to
account of repairs.... 885 29—
ings of dredgeboat... 6,730 11
Material sold for acc'unt
of dredgeboat 18 00—
For premiums on bonds
sold 886 00
For interest on coupons 95 36
For interest on account 2 62—
Material sold account
of Kuhn's Wiiarf Le-
Western Levee — For
to repair account
From tale of bonds is-
sued to retire Wharf
Railroad bonds due.. 6,000 00
From sale of bonds is-
sued to retire Bean's
Wharf bonds due 10,000 00
From sale of bonds is-
sued on account of
Wharf Levee 15,
From 8xle of bonds is-
sued on account of
construction of West-
ern Levee 6,1
From G , H. and H. R.
R. Co, in payment
for material and labor
Nov. 30, 1877.
Repair account, for re-
pair on wh irves
Dredging account, oper-
ation of dredge
Repairs on road $
Interest on bonds....
Kuhn's Wharf levee,
on account .
Western levee, on acct
Wharf R. R., on acct.
Interest on bonds
bids payable ..
Taxns for 1876
Bonds retired, account
Wharf R. R. bonds...
C. P. Patterson, acc't
Profit and loss, judgm't
National Bank of Tex-
as, on stock
Balano e cash on hand..
*82 58- 169,016 22
030 00— 37,000 0)
5 CC— 2,965 00
Nov. 30, 1877—Value of material on
hand $15S7 1
Nov. 30, 18 "7—Total amount of bonds
outstanding $353,000 00
THOMAS C. SHEARER,
November 30, 1877. Acting Secretary
INo. 586 1
IN UNITED STATES DISTRICT
Court, Eastern District of Texa*.
n the matter of Henry N. Dubl? and John H.
W ooters, bankrupts.
This is to give notice that on the 3iat dav of
December, A. D. 1877, a petition was filed by
said bankrupts praying for a discharge from
all their debts, provable under the bankrupt
act, and that an order was made thereon by
said court, requiring the same to be heard
24-m Day of J as cart, A. D. 1878,
at 10 o'clock a. m., at the city of Oalveston.
Wherefore, all creditors who have proved
their debts against the estate of said bank
rupts, and other persons in interest, are here
by notified to appear, at said time and place,
and show cause, if any they have, why the
prayer of said petition should not be granted
WM. J. PHILLIPS, U. S. Marshal.
By Ed. H. Callaway, Chief Deputy, jail f 2t
AKUlYEl) AMD DISCHAP.fcUNtf
4G00 Sacks COFFEE
Ex D Seewarte."
Selling from Wharf at REDUCEt) PRICES,
[O'.ive Logan's Paris Letter.]
I am sorry to hear that Miss Polk, of
Tennessee, is going to marry a French
general much her senior. These mar
riages between May and December are
never happy ones, even between com-
patriots, but when the high contracting
parties are of different nationalities
they are invariably unsuccessful. Jeal-
ousy and diverse notions of propriety
always bring about trouble.
An American girl may do a thing
which, from her point of view, is en-
tirely harmless, but which may have
some frightful meaning to a foreigner.
A schoolmate of mine took all the
money her father had left her, and
which he had extracted painfully from
many generations of swine, and used it
to buy herself a prize animal of the sort
—who was a grandee of Spain—a
grandee Castilian hogee. My friend
was young and pretty, and as good a
girl as ever lived. Her manners, how-
ever, had, if anything, rather more than
the traditional repose of the Vere de
Veref—in fact. I may say she was de-
cidedly free and easy. In company or
alone her favorite habit was not to sit
on her foot—the usual lounge of school
girls — but to cross one genuflexing
member over t'other,and swing her num-
ber one slipper. Now, old Holofernes
couldn't endure this; he remonstrated
with her a number of times; even
italicized his remarks by tweaking her
nose and pulling her ears. She strove
earnestly to break herself of the habit,
but occasionally she would relapse into
it. One night at a ball she did so.
When he brought her home he nearly
murdered her, and then, for the first
time, she discovered from his broken
English explanations that among the
Spanish this simple infraction of dig-
nity on the part of a lady had a mean-
ing worthy the imagination of an
'' Iago." She never smiled again.
These remarks about marriages have
led me from the subject, namely, Miss
She is a girl of surpassing beauty, of
fortune, and has lived long in Italy.
She is the heroine of Joaquin Miller's
idealization, called " One Fair Wo-
man," and also his model of a lady fair
in a drama which he wrote some years
ago and sent over to America from
Europe for production. The MS. was
lost on the way, and, as he had no du-
plicate, the fishes hold the copyright,
and are now giving amateur perfor-
mances of it at the Court of Neptune.
Report any boy demanding ov»r Ave
cents for the Daily News on Texas Central
Railroad and its branches to James Hucker,
4000 Sacks COFFEE
Per " Marie."
IHNr STORE :
1500 Sacks COFFEE
2500 Bags COFFEE
TO ARRIVE FROM RIO,
4000 Bags COFFEE
l H. ELSWORTH & CO.
Galveston Gas Works
32d and Market Sts.
All ORDERS or complaints,
to receive prompt attention, should be
left at the Secretary's office, in the
Corner Strand and Slid Street,
between the hours of 8 and 12 o'clock A. H.
TN BANKRUPTCY.—In re Ernst
L Wangemann, Bankrupt—In the District
Court of the United States for the Eastern
District of Texas, at Qalveston.
Not ce is hereby given that the undersigned
was duly appointed Assignee of the Estate of
the said Ernst. "VVangemann, bankrupt, by
said court on the 29;h day of December, A.
D. 1877. S. S. HANS COM,
ja4 3t fri Assignee.
WHEREAS ON THE 13tli day
of September, 1873,William J. Holbeck
did make his Deed of Trust conveying to
James M. Bro*u. trustee, the lots of land
lying in the cify of Galv -ston, and known as
lots numbered tweive, thirteen and fourteen,
in block numbered twenty-seven, on Avenue
M, between Twenty-seventh and Twenty-
eighth streets, 128 feet and 6 ioohe.3 on Ave-
nue M, running back 120 feet, together with
all improvements tnereon; said Deed of Trust
made to secure the promissory note of said
Wm. J. Holbeck, executed on the 13th day of
September, 1873, for the sum of one thousand
Ave hundred dollars and interest, notes pay-
able to tho 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
authority vested in me as trustee, for account
of the said note and interest being due and
unpaid, I will proceed to sell the property
herein described at public auction, to the
highest bidder for cash, at the door of the
court-house of Qalveston county, at 12
o'clock m ,
On Wednesday, the 30tii Day of
and will convey to the purchaser at said sale
all the right, tit'e and estate in and to said
property vested in me as trustee; said De^d
of Trust recorded in Book 10, pages 470, 471
and 472, Galveston county records.
ja9 td J. M. BROWN, Trustee.
Robert G. Street,
Xj A. "W T US
OFFICE REMOVED TO
Bermenhofler Buildlner, Cor. me-
chanic aud 22<1 St*,,
Entrance next door to Kauffman & Runge'
o!«28 Elw&mJ m
\ \ 7 HERE AS ON THE 13th DAY
▼ T of January, 1871. William Pitt Allen did
make his deed of trust conveying to James M.
Brown, trustee, lots numbered Twelve, Thir-
teen and Fourteen in block numbered Twenty-
seven. in the city of Galveston, with a front
of 130 feet on Avenue M. running back to
the alley, end fronting 120 feet on Twenty-
eighth street, said deed of trust recorded in
Book 4, pag'-s 155 to 158, which deed of trust
was executed to secure a promissory no'e
made by William Pitt Allen on January 13,1871,
for eleven hundred dollars (SHOO), payable to
the Life Association of America tweive months
after dati\ 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, by the authority vested
in me as trustee, ia order to satisfy said note
and interest, I, James M. Brown, trustee, will
proceed to sell the property hereinbefore de-
scribed, at public auction, to tbe highest bid-
der, for cash, at the door of the court-house
of Galveston county, at 12 o'clock m..
Ox Wednesday, tiie30tii Day of Jan-
and wi-1 convey to the purchaser at said sale
all the right, title and estate in and to said
property vested in me a^? trustee,
j 9ti J. M. BItmWN, Trustee.
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. ERHARD. Bec^y.
CHAS. N. ELEY,
(Successor to WM. H. SIMPSON.)
Produce Commis'n Merchant,
Galveston, - Texas*
Consignments solicited and returns promptly
Having disposed of my in-
TEREST in the produce commission
business to Chas N. Eley, as heretofore con
ducted by me at the corner of Strand and Bath
avenue, in the city of Galveston, Texas, he
will continue the business as heretofore, and
I cheerfully recommend h)'m to my friend* and
patrons, he assuming ail liabilities, and is
authorized to collect th» outstanding indebt-
edness. WM. H. SIMPSON.
Galveston, Dec. 31, lb77. jal Ira tu frisu*
Ruling and binding—the
facilities of the News Bindery forexecut-
n(f first-class work of every description Is un-
surpassed in the South an examination of
prloea will prove thla.
ON TUESDAY, THE 15tli DA.Y
of January, A. D. 1878, betwen 12 m. and
1 p. m., I will sell to the highest bidder, at pub-
lic auction, for cash, at the Court-house door
in Galveston county, Tex is,
Lots Nos. 8 and 9, In Block 261«
and improvements thereon, in the city and
county of Galveston, Texas.
I make this sile a3 trustee in two certain
deeds of trust executed by Joseph Bianchi
thereon, one beiricg date December 22, 187G,
recorded in book 22, pages 96 and 97, of the
records of deeds cf said county, to secure
three promissory notes of even date there-
with. due January 1, 1878, each for $575, and
one oeariDg date March 29, 18T7, recorded in
said book 22, pages 398 and 309, to secure one
promisssory note of even date therewith, due
January 1, 1878, for $434, and all payable to
Miss Francis Westrope, and past due and
I will make to the purchaser such title as I
am authorized by said deeds of trust.
B. P. COOPER, Trustee.
Galveston. January 4, 1878. ja4 lOt
Albert N. Mills,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
GEO. P. i lNI^AY. OSCAR E. FIN LAY
Geo. P. Finlay & Bro.,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Reymerxlioirer Bull dine,
nol6 3m GALVESTON, TEXAS.
Baliinger, Jack & Mott,
Attorneys & Counselors at Law
No. 122 Post office Street,
no!4 tf GALVESTON. TEXAS.
robt v. davidson.
geo. w. fulton, jr.
Davidson & Fulton,
COUNSELORS AT LAW,
Moody and Jemison Building,
GALVESTON, - - - - - TEXAS*
\ v HEREAS TIIE TEXAS
T T TRANSPORTATION COMPANY—a co-
operation under the laws of the State of
Texas, by its bill of sale ia trust, dftted the
twenty-ninth day of August, A. D. 1877, and
recorded at the Custom-house, port of St.
Louis, in Book P, on page 92, and at the Cus-
tomhouse, port of Indianola, Texas, in Book
A of Mortgages, on pag<* 14, 15, 16 and 1?, did
sell and convey to the undersigned as trustee,
the hull or body of the steamboat lcdianola,
together with all and singular her engines,
machinery, cabin furniture, tackle and ap-
parel, which said bill of sale was in trust to
secure the payment of certain notes therein
described; and whereas default has been
made in the payment of a part of said notes,
whereby pursuant to the terms of said bill of
sale, all of said notes bav^ become due and
payable, notics is hereby givt n that the un-
dersigned trustee, at tbe request of the legal
holder of said notes, by virtue of the authority
of said bill of sale in trust, and pursuant to
the provisions thereof, will cn
Wednesday, 23d Day of January,
A. D. 1878. between the hours of 11 o'clock in
the forenoon and 4 o'clock in the afternoon of
that day, a^ the East Front Door of the Court-
house, in the city of St. Louis, Missouri, pro-
ceed to sell the above named steamboat, as
she now lies at the port of Galveston, in the
State of Texas, at public vendue, to the high-
est bidder, for cash, in order to pay said notes,
and the expenses of said trust.
ja2 tja23 CHARLES MILLER, Tru tee.
GREAT ; J
. . FRENCH-PLATE MIRROR /J
Cor. Camp and. Poydras Streets,
NEW ORLEANS, LA.
Constantly on hand the largest and
best selected stock of tine
Medium and Common Furniture,
(suitable for the country trade)
to be found in the United States. All
goods sold on the smallest margin
and packed and shipped
free of charge.
FOR SALE BY
Fire Shovel S
Lik. Oil. WlWM •
Fine Razors •
CROCKErt Y AND GLASSWARE at reason-
able nri.va. SHIPCBANDLERSTOCK, WOOD
and TINWARZ, ALL
CHEAP! CHEAP! CHEAP!
Hay ! Hay i Hay!
350Bales CHOICE NORTHEN
151 Bales CHOICE WESTERN
IN STOKE AND FOR SALE AT LOWEST
no2 2taw 2m* 77 Mechanic St,
PHILIP III It SOU,
50, 52, 54, 56, 58 A: 60 N. Peters St'
NEW ORLEANS, LA.,
Keeps constantly on hand a large and selected
stock of BAKUELS, HA1.F-B 4KKKLS and
KEGS, all sizes. Also, Hoop Poles. Prices
moderate. Har.Isfaetlon guaranteed. ap312m
JOHN C. LLOYD,
Commission iTtercliant aud IUer-
101 Wall Street, New York City.
CONSIGNMENTS Solicited and advances
made. Orders carefully and promptly
filled. Purchases made of Groceries, Pro-
visions and all articles in Eastern and North-
ern markets. References:
Sheldon, Banks A Co.; 1
Wright, Gillies & Bro.; VNew York city.
Dymond & Gardes, ) oc'-W trl tu 13m
Attorney at Law and Real Estate
Office, Bollinger & Jack building, room No.
2, Galveston, Texas.
Sole owner of a perfect abstract of the land
titles of Galveston county. Abstracts fur-
nished. Land titles investigated. ap21 9m
Attorney & Counselor at Law
No. 122 Pogtofflce Street,
SANBORN & WARNER,
Manufacturers' Agents for the State of Texas.
tilidden's Patent Steel Barb Fence
Galvanized or Japanned—Prices Reduced.
t*he only all-steel coil-
L ED WIRE BARB. Fully licensed, under
all the first patents, to be made or used.
no20 3m* HOUSTON, TtXAS.
Works, Established in IK 3.
Manufacture all kinds of Locomotives, and
have recently purchased of the Amoskeag
Manufacturing Company all the patterns,
patents, and the good will for the man ufacture
of their celebrated Steam Fire Engines and
Fire Apparatus, and are now prepared to re-
ceive and execute orders promptly. Send for
descriptive circular. ARETAS BLOOD,
no23 12m Agent, Manchester, N. H.
FURST & BRADLEY.
Plows and Cultivators
the only genuine avery
1 PLOWS in this market. All others not
having the firm name of B. F. AVERY & SONS
and their trademark stamped in tiie beams
ARE NOT AVERY PLOWS
II. IIIRSCU & CO.
SHEAN & DISBROW,
Sheet Iron Workers,
Manufacturers of Improved
Steam Batteries and Clariflers
For Making Sugar, and Dealers in
STEAM, WATEK AND «AS PIPES,
Brass Goods, Etc.
157 and 159 East Mechanic Street,
J.S.BROWN <fc Co.
C. B. LEE & CO.,
Iron 5 Brass Founders
KSILL AND GIN GLARING,
Siiafting, Pulleys, Brass and Iron
Pumps, Etc., Etc.
Particular attention given to orders for Iron
Fronts and Castings for Buildings.
All kinds of Job Work solicited.
Corner Winnie and 33d Sts.,
(Near Railroad Depot),
Shucker and Sacker
HAND AND STEAM POWER
Sliellers and Feed-Cutters
Stranb Corn-Mills, Ames EngineB,
Ithaca Sulky Hay Rakes.
Eagle Gins, Cotton Presses,
Little GtaMt Corn and
t3"7~Seiid for Circulars.
W. L. CUSHING & MOORE,
Nos. 122 and 124 Strand,
IN ANT QUANTITIES.
Highest Market Price paid, and Backs for
niahed to responsible parties.
Cash Paid on Dellrery.
Ill 9m V. M. NELLKTT & CO#
FOR THE SALE OF
PERFECTLY PURE WHITE LEAD
FOR PR E ASD DURABILITY,
300,000 Square Feet now in use in this'City and Vicinity.
BYRNES' ASPHALT PAVEMENT
The Host Popular.
27,000 square yards now doing service within the corporate limits of Galveston.
J. W. BYRXES, Office in News Building.
P. O. Box 403.
IMPORTERS OF PURE WINES, BRANDIES, SARDINES, OILS, ETC.
GEO. GOULET ^ELEBRATED CHAMPAGNE.
Only Five Years Introduced, and already Fifth in the ran£ of Importation.
[del6 su we fri 1m]
Special rates on large erders of Plpo and
Brass Goods. jy29 6m
C.E. LEK. D. WSEKR. J08HU AUILLKR.
LEE IRON WORKS.
ONE OF THE FINEST AND
most conveniently arranged hotels in the
South, and the only first-class house in the
city. Complete in all its appointments, with
elevator, electric bells, fire alarms, and all
other modern improvements. Is entirely new,
fire-proof and elegant in all its furnishings.
Its spacious and elesrant rotunda is tbe
of the leading merchants of Galveston and of
commercial agents from all sections of the
Sample Rooms and tables for commercial
travelers on first floor. Special accommoda-
tions and rates for families. Unsurpassed fa
cilities for banquets, balls, etc No effort will
be spared to secure the comfort of every
The office is in charge of Mr. E. O'BAN-
NON". the former popnlar proprietor of the
Peabody Hotel, Memphis. The cuisine and
general hotel department is under the direc-
tion of Mr. RICHARD SOMERS, of national
reputation, and for years the famous steward
of the POTTER PALMER HOUSE, Chicago,
and the GLOBE, of Philadelphia.
Mr. JAMES MOORE will be found, as usual,
in charge of the billiard saloon, now one of
the most comfortable rooms in the city.
will be conducted in every respect in flrst-
class style, and is not to be equaled here nor
JOHN F. ELLIOTT & CO.
January, 1S78. ja3 2m
John bummers. Dan. S. Malven.'
Summers & Malven,
^he undersigned hereby
gives notice to his creditors that he will be
fonnd at his residence on
AVENUE L, BET. 26th AND 27tii STREETS,
FHOM 10 A. m to 12 M ,
to settle all outs.anding indebtedness.
Galveston, Jan. 8. 13T8. ja'J 5t*
Cotton Seed Association
NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 1, 1878.
The undersigned have
this day reorganized the N. O. Cotton Seed
Association for the Durposecf procuring Cot-
ton Seed for their respective Mills.
UNION OIL COMPANY.
CRESCENT CITY on. COMPANY.
A. A. MAGINNIS' SONS.
PLANTERS' OIL COMPANY.
BIENVILLE OIL WORKS COMPANY.
LOUISIANA OIL COMPANY.
yt. II. SIIEPARD,
Purchasing Agent for the State of Texas.
G. C. STREET, Jlanager.
Branch Office at Houston. Texas. ja9 2w
Cor. Tremont & Mechanic Sts.
From the above card, my
old friends and patrons will perceive that
I have associated myself with Din. S. Malven,
in the future proprietorship of the Washing-
ton. We propose to keep abreast of the times,
and run a hotel unexcelled by any other in the
country. Meals a la carte at all hours up to
9 p. m. can be obtained in the restaurant, open-
ing on Tremont street. Hotel convenient to
all steamers and railway deDots. Mr. E. W.
Poole will have change of the'offlce as hereto-
fore. ja3 d&Wlm JOHN SUMMERS.
WASHINGTON, D. C.
TO MEET THE WANTS OF THE
traveling public, this First-class Hotel
has reduced its price from $4 to
82 50 aood S3 per Day.
The above Hotel is pleasantly located near
Fourteenth street, fronting on Pennsylvania
avenue; is convenient to the Treasury, Army,
Navy, State, Postoffice and Interior Depart-
ments. JAS. S. PEIRCE,
ja6 d&W lm Proprietor,
J. P. HORBACH. PRGP'R.
EGINS WEDNESDAY, JANU-
ARY 23, 1878, and continues TWENTT
Board and Tuition for the Term:
9 112 SO,
One-half Payable on Admittance. The Bal-
ance at the end of Ten Weeks.
For Catalogue, with Full Particu-
Address the Superintendent,
JOHi\ G. JAMES.
And Institute of Penmanship, Telegraphy.
Surveying and Drafting.
COOK BUILDING, AUSTIN, TEXA8.
Conducted by a graduate of Eastman College
Poughseepsie, New York.
Life Scholarship for Business Course $40
Galveston, Houston a>d Henderson Rail- )
road, sercretary's office, >-
Galveston, Dec. 22, 1S77. )
The Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of
the Galveston, Houston and Henderson Rail-
road Company will be held at the
OFFICE OF THE COMPANY,
in the city of Galveston, on
JANUARY 22, 1S7S,
for the purpose of electing their Directory
for the ensuing year.
de23 td F. P. KILLEEN. Sfc'y.
to all suffering humanity.
Syrup of Tar, Clierry & Seneca
Good for Coughs. Colds, Hoarseness, etc.
Als \ DR A. A. WHITE'S
BLIOD AND LIVER PILLS.
For sale by all druggists. R. F. GEORGE,
Galvestor. wholesale agt. forTexas. jaStr.&fri
THE BEST-THE CHEAFFST.
THE AMFKICAN SOFT CAPSULE COM-
PANY'S PURE CAPSULATED MEDICINES,
In Metallic boxes, with full directions for use.
Castor Oil—Codliver Oil 25 cts.
Oil of Turpentine—Balsam Copaiba. 25 44
Oil of Cubebs with Balsam Copaiba 50 "
Oil of Male Fern with Kamala 75 "
Finest Oil of Sandalwood 1 00
for the American "STAR" Trade
Mark, and see you get it.
For sate by ail Druggists. no30 3m
r. ricoh d's essence of
LIFE restores manhood and the vigor of
youth to the most shattered corstitution in
four weeks, from whatever cause arising
Failure impossible. Beware of advertisers
who ofTer so-called free prescriptions that are
useless and finally prove ruinously expensive.
Whatever has merit must cost a fair price.
Three dollars per case. Sent by express anv
where. Sole Agent, DR. JOSEPH JACQUES,
7 University Place, New York. Druggists
supplied. nol8 d&W 3m
jqr. m. perl,
can be consulted at the Texas Hygienic Insti-
tute, corner Travis street and Texas avenue,
Special attention given to chronic diseases.
TURCO-RUSSIAN BATHS cpen at all hours.
Single Bath, $1 50; 12 Baths, $12. 1a20 d&Wif
View of Marriage!
|//^LA confidential Treatise on Marriage and
—the Physical Life of Woinau, tur the mar-
ried and those contemplating marr:ase.2G0
pages, illustrated, price 50 cte. A I»HI-
VATE MEDICAL AlDVISER on Youth and Manhood,
thenr diseases, and ttie best means ot cure. 224 paces, illus-
trated, price 50 «-ts. A CLINICAL LECTURE on the
•bove, and Chronic Diseases, price 10 cu. Ail three
books, over nagei. mailed on receipt ot 75 cts, by
DR. BtTTTS. No. 12 N" 8th St. St. Louis. Mo.
gT. MARY'S SCHOOL, RALEIGH, N. C.
Rt. Rev. Thomas Atkinson, D. D., Rt. Rev.
Theo. B. Lyman, D. D , Visitors.
Rer. Bennett Smedee, A. M., Rector.
Mrs. Kate De Rosset Meares, Lady Superin-
Th® 73d term of this school will b?gin
FEBRUARY 1. 1S78.
For circular, address IS 5t*J THE RECTOR.
500 sacks COFFEE;
300 bbla. 8UGA.R;
200 bbls. MOLASSES:
1UJ0 pK(rn. TOBACCO:
CIQARS, WHI8KY, BOX GOOD8 cf ererj
description, at very low figures, by
^AIXIS. LANDE8 4 CO.,
19. 21 and 23 Strand. fJalv**tf.on.
j^OTlC'E.. ..NOTICE.. .NOTICE.
1000 t>s. Limburger CHEESE.
500 &>s. Sap Sago CHEESE.
30 doz Edam CHEESE.
100 bxs. Western CHEESE.
50 bxs. extra Cream CHEESE.
200 bxs. Larrabee's CRACKERS.
800 bbls. Choice Northern Seed Potatoes.
For sale low by Ch ,
noK'7715m 307, 311 Strand'
A POROUS PLASTER WHICH
was invented to overcome the srreat ob-
jection ever found to the old style of porous
plasters—that of slow action. Benson's
Capcine Porous Plaster acts at once, relieves
pain immediately and cures where other plas-
ters and linimen.s will not even relieve. For
LAME BACK, WEAK BACK,
Spinal Complaint aud Kidney Dis-
ease, and all Joeal aches and pains, it is sim-
ply the best remedy ever invented. Its great
merit is recognized by physicians everywhere.
The manufacturers were awarded the highest
and only medal given to plasters at the Cen-
Ca u 11 o n.—Each genuine Benson's Capcine
plaster has the word Capcine cut through it.
Take no other. Sold by all d^uggi^ts. Price,
25 cents cle~S fr su wed 6m
A Mystery Solved
Tiie Greatest Medical Triumph of
Modern limes! 'me Mysterious
Cbannel of Disease Discovered,
®nd » t ertaln Cure Provided.
The Stomach, Liter and Bow-
els the Center of llloease.
Parsons' Purgative Pills
Tbe Great Antl-Blllous Remedy
end !<lla§maiic OtsaolTer.
Parsons' Purgative Fills
Are the result of long continued Scientific in-
vestigation, and are Warranted to cure all
diseases originating in Ihe stomach, liver and
bowels. No griping pains follow the use of
these pills, unless the bowels are inflamed;
but RELIEF, IMMEDIATE RELIEF, maybe
relied upon. As a common Family Physic
Parsons' Purgative Pills
Stand unequaled before the world to day. By
varving the dose aecordin? to directions,
Parsons' Purgative Pills effectually Purify
the Blood and greatly alleviate, if not entire-
ly cure. Drspepsia, Scrofula or King's Evil,
Rose, Erysipelas or St. Anthony's Firo, Erup-
tions and Eruptive Diseases of the Skin, Salt
Rheum, Tetter. Ring Worm, So e-», Boi s, Tu-
mors, Morbid Swellings, Ulcerations, Pimples
EVKRY BOX WARRANTED. Most complete
satisfaction guaranteed or no pay. Fu l direc-
tions arousd each box. Physicians supplied
by mail, post paid, for $£ 50 per thousand, in
bulk, cash in advance.
I. JOHNSON .V CO..
MANUFACTURERS, BANQQF, UE.
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