The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 185, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 25, 1877 Page: 2 of 4
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Thursday, Ociober 25, 1877.
The State Gazette sets the weather
clerk of the News alongside of Pro-
Day before yesterday the Galveston
News had a paragraph headed " A
Norther "Wanted," and to-day here we
are all wrapped in shawls and over-
coats. There is nothing like a little ju-
St. Louis is outbidding Galveston for
the trade of Northern Texas. The
Gainesville Gazette mentions the case
of a merchant going to St. Louis after
a stock of goods and getting married on
the same trip.
The Chief says:
Comanche looks forward to the Gulf,
Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad for
an outlet. But she can't see it yet.
The Gonzales Inquirer still stands by
Judge Ireland in the Hobby land mat-
ter, but mixes things somewhat by say-
iDg that no one acquainted with the
man for one moment supposes that he
" was in any manner connected with or
responsible for the action of Groos in
issuing the land certificates. His opin-
ion as a lawyer given upon the subject
has never been questioned by any one."
This opinion was cited by Commission-
er Groos as his principal reason for
issuing the certificates.
The evidence in the trial of Brown
Bowen, at Gonzales, for murder, as
published in the Enquirer, shows that
Bowen was oil friendly terms with his
victim, that a number of roughs were
carousing, that Haldeman became
drunk and went to sleep under a tree,
and Bowen shot him in the delirium of
drunkenness. The jury found the de-
fendant guilty of murder in the first
degree, as charged in the indictment.
This will probably be another case of
appeal. The presumption of malice
af orethought is hardly sustained by the
testimony. The law says " all
murders committed by poison,
starving, torture, or with express
malice, or committed in the perpetra-
tion, or in the attempt at the perpetra-
tion, of arson, rape, robbery or bur-
glary, is murder in the first degree, and
all murder not of the first degree is
murder in the second degree." The
punishment of murder in the first de-
gree is death, and of murder in the
second degree confinement in the peni-
tentiary for any term not less than five
years. The statute, however, says that
where the circumstances attending a
homicide show an evil or cruel disposi-
tion, or that it was the design of the
offender to kill, he is deemed guilty of
murder or manslaughter, according to
the other facts. Bowen was the asso-
ciate of the notorious John Wesley
Hardin and other bad characters, and
his own previous reputation doubtless
had some influence on the verdict. It
is a sad commentary on the state of so-
ciety when the habits of boon com-
panions develop the homicidal instinct
to such a degree as to cause a man to
kill his best friend. Rational and sober
men do not conduct .themselves in this
The homestead and garnishee laws
are the topics of occasional criticism by
Under the constitution the homestead
of a family is protected from forced
sale, for the payment of all debts ex-
cept the purchase money thereof, or a
part of such purchase money, the taxes
due thereon, or for work and material
used in constructing improvements
thereon, and in this latt case only when
the work and material are contracted
for in writing, with the consent of the
wife given in the same manner as is re-
quired in making a sale and conveyance
of the homestead; nor can the owner,
if a married man, sell the homestead
without the consent of the wife, given
in such manner as may be prescribed'
by law. No mortgage, trust deed, or
other lien on the homestead is valid,
except for the purchase money therefor,
or improvements made thereon, as here-
in before provided, whether such mort-
gage or trust deed or other lien shall
have been created by the husband alone
or together with his wife; and all pre-
tended sales of the homestead involving
any conditions of defeasance are void.
The homestead, not; in a town or city,
consists of not more than two hundred
acres of land, which may be in one or
more parcels, with the improvements
thereon; the homestead in a city, town
or village, consists of lot or lots, not to
exceed in value live thousand dollars
at the time of their designation as the
homestead, without reference to the
value of any improvements thereon.
Among the causes of the law's delay
complained of by the press, is the fre-
quency of new trials granted to parties
convicted of crime, and some papers
appear to think thfit such trials are a
matter of course, to be had for the ask-
ing. Such is not the case, though they
are, doubtless, often procured by the
sin charged to the army in Flanders,
terrible swearing. The Court o4 Ap-
peals has decided [We3t vs. State, opin-
ion by Winkler, J.], that it is incum-
bent on a party who asks a new trial on
the ground of newly discovered evi-
dence, to satisfy the court that the evi-
dence has come to his knowledge since
the trial; that it was not owing to due
diligence that it did not come sooner;
that it would probably produce a differ-
ent verdict if a new trial was granted;
and that it is material to the issue, going
*o the merits, and not impeaching a wit-
Tine Atlanta Constitution had an arti-
cle a short time ago, going to prove
that Jefferson Davis was the means of
saving Andy Johnson from being sac-
rificed by an infuriated Temnessee mob,
and in proof produced documents
copied from originals in the possession
of President Johnson. The first is a
letter to the President from Humphrey
Marshall, dated April 26, 1866, and in-
closing the statement from Alexander
G. Greenwood, of New Orleans, then
engaged in the service of a New York
firm, but during the war a colonel in
the Confederate Army. He was not a
friend of Mr. Davis's, considering that
he had been unfairly treated by him
during the war. This statement was to
the effect that a conspiracy had been
entered into at Bristol, Tenn., in 1861,
to hang Mr. Johnson on his return from
Washington, the people being infuriated
because of his great Union speech made
in the Senate, but that President Davis,
hearing of the danger that threatened,
warned Greenwood of it, and ordered
him to run the train on to Jonesborougb,
thus baffling the lynchers. In inclosing
this, Mr. Marshall wrote to Mr. John-
son: "I know, were I in your place and
such facts were connected with me or a
crisis in my life, and he who had so
served me was situated as Davis is, I
should like to know the facts. I write
this, then, more in kindness to you than
to your state prisoner."
The land-grabbers and shovers of
forged land certificates, Ham, Stevens
and Miller, who were arrested in Kan-
sas City, were interviewed soon after
their arrival at Austin, which city they
reached on Saturday evening last, un
der charge of Jas. E. Lucy, State
Requisition Agent, Col. J. P. Coleman
and special detective D. B. Childs.
Mr. Foster, who has so successfully
ferreted out this whole matter, says
thcae men manifested much uneasiness
when they were arrested, and desired,
above all things, not to be delivered to
the United States authorities, prefer-
rijg to risk their chances in Texas.
They are all men of business appear-
ance, well dressed, and seemed to have
been well fed. Miller, it was thought
by all, was a former land agent of this
place, but he says this is his first visit
to Texas. He says he is much pleased
with the country, and but for the cir-
cumstances under which he came he
might conclude to remain, though he
may do so at any rate. Ham is the
most affable of the three, and rather
jovial in his conversation.
The railroad convention which met
at Memphis on the 17th and 18th is rep
resented to have been harmonious and
calculated to result in settling many
troubles between the competing lines,
and in a pecuniary benefit to the roads.
At a subsequent meeting of the officers
of the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and
Southern and the Memphis and Little
Rock railroads, an adjustment of the
conflict between these roads was
reached after mutual concessions, and
the old rates restored, the Iron Moun-
tain road agreeing to allow sleeping
cars to be run from Memphis to Texar-
kana. The general passenger agents of
various lines issued circulars calling a
meeting of the representatives of the
Texas lines and the lines in the South-
east, at Chattanooga, on October 23,
for the purpose of revising rates and
divisions between the Southeast and
Texas; the question of New Orleans,
Florida and Texas excursion rates, and
tickets from the North for the winter
season, to be brought up.
The personals in the New York Her
aid's advertising columns brought it to
grief in the courts last week. An ad
vertisement in the Sunday Herald of
19th November of last year ran as fol
lows: "The black-mailing crowd in
West Twenty-fifth street had better be.
ware. Cautious. 51 and 53." The
numbers designated the house of Pha'be
Patterson, and when retraction was de
manded it was refused by the HeraltH
Suit was brought for $10,000 damages,
in which the defendant set up the de
fense that the publication was true, but
being unable to present any evidence in
support of the imputation the jury ren-
dered a verdict for the full amount
claimed, and Judge Speir, of the Supe-
rior Court, added $500. for costs. The
court very properly held that the term
"blackmailing," when applied to
lady, was one of peculiar atrocity and
and implied gross immorality to be fol-
lowed by extortion, making the case
one for exemplary damages.
Gen. Boynton, correspondent of the
Cincinnati Gazette, writing from Wash
ington, says the movement to bring
Gen. Grant forward for the presidency
is being manipulated by skilled organ-
izers, who are confident of success. In
his last letter, Gen. Boynton says that
it is believed that the triumphs of the
solid South, and the prominent reap-
pearance upon the political stage of the
leaders of the rebellion, will have so
disgusted the North, long before
the next Republican convention, that
such a name as Grant will be needed by
the party, and that under his banner
Republicans can conquer again. The
signs are numerous that there is much
in this movement, and its foundations
are being laid by men whose trade is
R. D. Orsay Ogden, whose theatri-
cal "confederation" was under engage-
ment to appear in Galveston during the
season, assigned his interest in the com-
bination to Mr. D. H. Harkins, at
Savannah, on the 10th, and shook the
dust of that city from his, histrionic
heels, leaving his company in a most
melancholy condition. A benefit was
given to members of the company to
enable them to get back to New York.
Mahlon Chance, Consul at Nassau,
has the privilege of being the first vic-
tim of civil service reform. Mr. Chance
is an Ohio man, and patriotically aban-
doned his post at the Bahamas to canvass
his native State in the interest of the
Republican party during the late cam-
paign. Mr. J. C. McLain, who is also
an Ohio man, has been named for the
One Jackson, a tavern-keeper of
Philadelphia, was tried for robbing a
guest of a watch and money. The jury
acquitted him, but Judge Ludlow,
thinking the verdict a wrong one, re-
quired Jackson to find bail in the sum
of $3000 for his future good behavior,
and committed him to jail for a year
because be could not find bondsmen.
BILL LONCLEV IN WIOMINO.
A IT. S. Officer** Reminiscences of
the Texas Desperado's Career In
the Northwest—HI* Service in and
Insertions -from the Army—The
Champion marksman and Liar
Btakdino Bock, Dakota Territory, I
f, October 10. 1877. I
Eds. News—in the Chicago Tribune
of September 29, 1877, I read a long
account of the doings of Bill Longley,
purporting to be a condensed sketch
copied from 'the columns of your
journal. As I have known the said
Bill Longley personally, the following
may not prove uninteresting to the in-
habitants of the Lone Star State, the
home of the young desperado;
William Longley, whose bloody
career was narrated in the News, was
one of a party which had left Cheyenne
City, Wyoming Territory, in search of
new gold fields in the Big Horn moun-
tains in the summer of 1870. Company
B, Second United States Cavalry,
was then stationed at Camp Brown,
Wyoming Territory. As soon as army
headquarters had learned of the depar-
ture of the expedition for the new gold
fields, and that these men had actually
invaded the Sioux country ceded to
these Indians by the treaty made with
them in 1868, this company, in the fall
of 1870, was ordered to follow their
trail, overtake hem and bring them
The! company overtook them after
five days hard marching, and overcom-
ing almost insurmountable difficulties.
At Camp Brown the party after having
been brought back was broken up, and
the majority left for various parts.
Many of the prospectors, adventurers
and tramps were very hard up, and
almost destitute, and many Jacked even
the possession of a horse or mule
wherewith to return to the settlements
the Union Pacific railroad.
Bill Longley belonged to this class,
and he probably not knowing what else
to do to satisfy the cravings of his
stomach after having disposed of his
gun, presented himself for enlistment
to First Lieutenant James N. Wheelan,
commanding officer of the company,
since captain Second Cavalry. Being a
tall and well proportioned young man,
the lieutenant enlisted him. He re
mained with us about a week, when he
deserted. A week thereafter he was
seen and apprehended on the Bridger
trail trying to make his way 13 the set-
tlements on the Union Pacific Railroad.
He was soon thereafter tried by a court-
martial, convicted, and subsequently
sentenced to lose all pay for one year,
and to be confined at hard labor in
charge of the post guard for the same
period. When he had served nearly
three months of his sentence, Lieut,
Wheelan, being a very humane and
kind officer, took compassion on him
on account of his ignorance of the ser
vice, the penalties imposed on soldiers
found guilty of desertion, etc., and
procured for him a remittal of the un-
expired portion of his sentence from
the department commander, (Gen. C
C. Augur.) Longley after being re-
stored to duty was constantly employed
in going out with small parties hunting
beef and game for the command.
He was an excellent shot, as all of us
had already discovered at the weekly
company target practice. He excelled
with the pistol or revolver, and none in
camp were his equal with that weapon.
He used to boast of his exploits and
adventures in Texas, but none of us be-
lieved him, for he did not look by any
means like a man of that stamp or
caliber. He remained with us till the
fall of 1872, when he again deserted the
service of the United States from Camp
Stambaugh, Wyoming Territory, where
the company was then stationed. Thi9
time he made good his escape, and it
was the last that was ever seen or
heard of Longley in that part of the
country. I was stationed in those
parts from 1870 to 1875, and am, con
sequently, well acquainted with all that
transpired at Camp Brown during that
period. No murder was committed by
Longley at Camp Brown, nor did he
send the Po3t Commissary to the hap-
py hunting grounds, neither was he
ever employed as a citizen by any
quartermaster in these parts, nor did
he ever keep a saloon in " Miners' De
light." He was considered by the
whole company an idle boaster, a no-
torious liar and a man of low instinct
and habits, but tolerated on account of
his g®od nature, gift of " gab " and ex
cellent markmanship. .He probably
accounts for having been in these
parts as a " citizen " for the reason that
a reward of $30 would be paid for his
delivery to the military authorities,
which, however, is probably out of the
question now, for he certainly can not
escape this time the tragic fate awaiting
liim in the Lone Star State, the home
of his boyhood, the land of his birth.
Late Sergeant Co. B, 2d Cavalry.
P. S.—Should the editor deem the
foregoing sketch worthy of publication,
please forward copy of News to my
address containing the same. There
being no appropriation as yet for the
army, I can not inclose any money to
pay for a copy. Yours sincerely,
Corporal Co. K, ITch Infantry, Standing Hock,
, Dakota Territory.
ing the funding of greenbacks, at par,
In a long four percent, bond. No other
method ot contraction has the same
obvious recommendation of being self-
acting, and in no other way can the
evenness and poritiveness of law, as an
agency for effecticg resumption, be so
properly substituted for the discretion-
ary power now vested In the head of
the Treasury. The voluntary action of
the people would effect all that is re-
quired, and in a manner to which no
reasonable objection could be taken.
Again, CongTess might, by wise legisla-
tion, lift off industry oppressive bur-
dens, stimulate trade by giving it fair
play, and furnish foreign outlets for
the superabundance of our natural and
manufactured products. A revision of
the tariff in the interest of the people
as against the greed of monopolists,
and the emancipation of our shipping
from laws that would not be essentially
different if enacted to injure it, are,
next to resumption, the reforms most
National Union: Certain dissatisfied
persons have all along predicted that
the South would accept all the ad-
vantages offered by the President's con-
ciliatory policy, but would continue in
the old spirit of bitterness to make war
upon Northern men, upon Republicans,
and especially upon the rights of the
freed people. If the course of events
shall verify this prediction, then the
malcontents will find themselves rein-
forced by an overwhelming sentiment
in the North, and the old sectional fight
will be resumed and continued indefi
nitely. If the spirit of the recent mass
meeting in the city of Washington is
to be interpreted as reflecting the senti-
ment of the Southern Democracy, then
we may fear the worst, for that was the
spirit, not of reconciliation, but of ar-
rogance, intolerance, and bitter hatred
towards the President and the Repub-
lican party. We are glad to note that
no representative man of the South
was among the speakers at the meeting;
and we are g'ad, also, to Relieve that
when the real leaders of the South
are heard from they will show a far
different spirit. Instead of denouncing
the President as an usurper, and con
stantly reiterating the senseless cry of
fraud, they will, we trust, declare with
Mr. Stephens, of Georgia, that his title
is perfect— being based upon the adju-
dication of a tribunal of eminent judi-
cial ability, empowered for its high
functions by a solemn act of legislation
that bound the good faith of both par
ties to the controversy. Instead of be
litiling the acts of the President, as re
suiting from unpatriotic motives, as
did the speakers of that meeting, the
real leaders of the South will applaud
and honor him for having fearlessly
performed the duties imposed upon
him by his great office, and for having
done so from motives as worthy and
patriotic, a3 ever animated any of the
statesmen of earlier or latter times.
HOTES' AND OPINIONS.
New York Express: The present
House enters on its duties with impor-
tant advantages. The Democrats have
m jre experienced members than in
the last House. They understand better
what the country wants, and what they
can do. They^are better organized also,
and they are no longer antagonized by
Grant's corrupt and unscrupulous ad-
ministration. And far more than ever
the country fooks to the present House
as its representative for the defense of
popular [rights and privileges, for the
initiation of. a sound policy, for the
thorough [purification of the govern-
ment, and for sagacious, conservative
legislation for the benefit of the busi-
ness interests of the country. The
Democratic .party is on trial in the
House of Representatives. There it has
an opportunity to demonstrate its
patriotism, its capacity for statesman-
ship, its practical sagacity, its devotion
to the public.'welfare, and its fitness for
power. Let every Democrat in the
House feel his personal responsibility
and meet the public expectations. N
Raleigh Observer: The New York
and New England people, regardless of
sect or party, are quite earnest and
quite persistent in thtir opposition to
what they call subsidies, and one would
think from their talk that they were
entirely innocent of what they evident
ly think is a very unclean thing, for
touch not, handle not is their constant
cry. The fact is, however, that when
money is to be taken from the Federal
Treasury to aid a Northern enterprise
it is called giving the aid of the nation
to a work of national importance, but
subsidy it is never called. That term
of reproach is reserved exclusively for
works that will immediately benefit the
people and States of the South. If we
mistake not, Federal money is now
and has been and will be appropri-
ated, and that, too, in large amounts to
widening the channel at Hell Gate for
the benefit of New -York city; and we
would like to ask some anti-sub3idy
Northern man, be he Radical or be he
Democrat, if it be no subsidy to help
the trade and travel of that section with
Federal money, why it is a subsidy to
help the trade and travel of the South-
ern section? We can not understand
how the two things can be called by
different names, unless the Nortn con-
stitutes the entire country, and we
rather think Southern members of Con-
gress will be unable to understand it.
If Federal money is not to be spent in
the South, then we say Federal money
must not be spent in the North. We
are heartily tired of this one sided
gxme. Let us have an end of it now
and forever. We believe in regarding
the restrictions of the constitution, but
at the same time we are well satisfied
that the day of sentimental politics has
New York Times: There are some
things which Congress might do with
decided advantage to all classes. It
might contribute to the ease, certainty
and sifety of resumption by authoriz.
Fort Worth S'andard: Eastern Texas
is outstripping Western Texas in con
structing narrow gauge roads, as will
appear by the following exhibit: Bre
mond's narrow gauge railway is com-
pleted thirty miles, with iron for forty
miles of the track on hand, and iron for
ten miles more purchased. The build-
ing of eighty miles is secured, and the
road-bed is being graded as far as Na-
cogdoches-. The Tyler Tap, now com
pleted to Big Sandy, on the Texas and
Pacific, will be rapidly constructed
north until it intersects the East Line
road from Jefferson, which will be com-
pleted to Pittsburg in a few weeks.
These railroads can be built for about
$7000 per mile, and have the capacity
to transact all the carrying business of
short local lines. They are indispensa-
ble in building up centers of trade in
the interior, and act as feeders to the
trunk lines. They will develop the
State if constructed through the pine-
ries and the prairies, thus enabling the
farmers to procure lumber for fencing
and building purposes. They can carry
freight and passengers cheaper than the
wide gauge roads, the cost of construc-
tion being less than one third.
Free Press: A narrow gauge railroad
is now in process of construction from
Corpus Christi to Laredo. The track
already extends nearly twenty-five miles
west and cars pass over the line daily.
The Precenos, forty-seven miles dis
tant, without government aid, will be
reached some time this winter.
Marshall Messenger: Railroads never
kill any but fine stock, and always run
through the best land in the county.
Beaumont Lumberman: The pay train
of the Texas and New Orleans Railroad
passed over the line last Monday, pay
ing the employes of the road. There
is nothing like regular payments—it
makes things run smooth, and men will
do more work and do it better if they
are sure of their pay when it is done
We "know how it is ourself."
Gainesville Gazette: The following is
a statement of gross earnings of the
Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
for the month of September: Freight,
$210,094 90; passenger, $77,333 81
mail, express, etc., $13,749 97. Total,
$307,178 G8; corresponding period last
year, $324,144 46 This shows a differ
ence of $16,965 78 in favor of Septem
ber, 1876. The falling off of business
can not be on account of the Texas
trade, for it has increased rather than
diminished, and we can only account
for the falling off on the ground of
competition. The Transcontinental
Branch has cut off considerable of the
shipping heretofore held by the M., K
and T., and since Morgan has stepped
in with his long continuous line from
New York to the greater portion of the
State, it places the M., K. and T. on the
border of the State, with no feeders.
The D. and S. E. R. R , if completed,
will help it some, but the great present
need is a southwest feeder to compete
with the Texas and Pacific at Fort
Worth. The construction of the R. R.
and R. G. R. R. is the only hope, and
when that shall have been built, the
M., K and T. will be O. K. for all time
THE CHICKASAW NATION.
Got. Overton and a Companion
Miotaibya Iteekless Character.
[From the Denison News.]
Gov. Overton and L. L. Wood, Aud-
itor Chickasaw Nation, made a narrow
escape last Tuesday night. They were
fired upon, and the Governor's coat
riddled with buckshot. It was re-
ported in this city and Sherman
that both gentlemen were killed,
but we are happy to state that
neither of them suffered any injury.
The Governor and Col. Wood ~ had
started for Colbert's ferry horseback,
and when they were passing a house oc-
cupied by a man named Meeks, a dog
ran out and sprang at Col. Wood,
catching hold of his foot, whereupon
the Colonel drew his pistol and shot
him. Hearing the shot, Meeks, who
was in the house, picked up his shot
gun, and running out, fired at the Gov-
ernor and his companion twice. Col.
Wood returned the fire with two shots
from his pistol, after which they rode
off. The Governor thought at first that
he was shot, but an inspection showed
that while he had not suffered personal
injury, nine buckshot had passed
through the right sleeve of his coat
near the shoulder, and several thro'igh
his shirt between his arm and body.
Col. Wood was riding a fine mare be-
longing to Gov. Overton. She was shot
twice in the shoulder, both flesh
wounds. Neither of Col. Wood's shots
We understand that Meeks, who made
this unprovoked attack upon these high
oflicials of the Chickasaw Nation, is
wanted by the U. S Marshal for shoot-
ing a man named Jackson, and that he
supposed at the time the Governor and
hisKompanion were parties in search of
him. Meeks left for Texas the next
day, fearing arrest, and he spread the
news that he had killed «4he -Governor.
Governor Overton says it is just such
white men as Meeks that he is .trying to
rid the Nation of. t
Girls who are not handsome hate
those who are—while those who are
handsome hate one another. Which
class has the best time of it?
In August lss^ a man named J. C. Hallum,
a man of considerable means, who traded iu
stock, left Prairie City, Missouri, for a tour in
Southern Texas. He was the owner of a beau-
tiful bay saddle stallion, which attracted a
great de«l of attention. After reaching Texas
tie disembarked his horse and traveled
through several counties looking for a suita-
ble place to locate a raneho. Engaged in this
way he disappeared from sight for several
weeks, and until a few days ago nothing had
been heard of him. But a short time since
the town of New Ulm, in Austin county, was
startled by the strange apparition of a rider-
less charger dashing at full speed into the
town and exhibiting all the indications of the
most terrible fright. The horse wa« wild wi h
alarm, and snorted and dashed about as if he
was pursued by a demon. A number of citi-
zens gathered in the streets and undertook
to catch bim. After a great deal of trouble
they succeeded in their object. After catch-
ing the horse several persons went out to
search for the rider, supposing that he hfcd
possibly been thrown ana was in need of as-
sistance. But althongh they searched far and
wide ne trace of him could be found. They
then concluded to examine the equipments
of the horse which consisted of the usual rid-
ing paraphernalia, together with a fine rifle
and coat strapped to the saddle. In the pocket
of tke coat was found a memorandum book,
which showed that the property belonged to
a man named J. C. Hallum. In the book was
a large sum of money and valuable papers,
consisting of notes and accounts, together
with a certified check on a 8t. Louis bank for
$8000. An entry in the bo^k stated that J. C.
Hallum, of Prairie City, Missouri, left York-
town. Texas, a few days previously. Another
read: " Left Prairie City with the golden bay
stallion, the celebrated R. Y. Bell, for a trip
through Texas, Sept. 12." As no trace of
Hallum could be found, it is believed that he
was murdered and thrown into the Br&zos
river. The theory is that he was shot from
his horse whi'e riding along the road, and that
the stallion taking fright dashed furicuily
Chief: Hunters are beginning to bring in
buffalo hides from the range Accordinj
to the census of 18T0, Comanche county ha<
1000 people within its bounds. According to
the tax assessor's report for 1877, there are
1600 voters, and allowing five souls to every
voter, there is at present a population of 8-300,
showing an increase in seven years of 7000
souls There are, at present, five or six gins
running in Comaoche county. Some of them
are running borh day and night Comanche
has one of the best schoo's in Northern Tex as.
— A good hotel building is a desideratum in
Comanche — Fifteenth amendments are most
superlatively scarce in Comanche Hazle
Dell, since the completion of the new road, is
only seventeen miles from Comanche, and
being on the main road to Waco, it is bound
to improve, especially if its present energetic
cirjzejs continue in their efforts for its ad-
Ilonies in Texas: Cherokee county is bound-
ed on tne north by Smith county, on the east
by Rusk and Nacogdoches counties and the
Angelina river, on the south by Angelina and
Houston counties, and on the west by Hous-
ton and Anderson counties and the Neches
river. The greater portion of the county is
hilly, the hills in some places rising almost to
the proportions of mountains. The most
broken portions are in the northern end of
the county, about the town of Larissa, and in
the center, around the town of Rusk. The
county is finely watered, feeveral large creeks
flow through it at different points, affording
ample water power for mills and ot&er ma
chinery. Sprinsrs of pure, cold freestone
water are to be found in all parts of the
county, and the well water is mot inferior to
that of any other country. The gray sandy
soil, the black sandy bottom, the black stiff
bottom and the red soil are all to be found in
the county, and each of these soiJs is rich and
productive, and, when properly cultivated,
will generally produce thirty-five bushels of
corn to the acre, and other crops in propor
tion. Corn, wheat, rye, barley, oats, potatoes,
peas, sorghum, sugarcane, tobacco and cotton
are successfully cultivated and yield gener-
ously. This is a * timbered county, and
abounds in whiteoac, redoak, postoak, black*
jack, blue jack, hickory, walnut, chinquapin,
cherry, pine, cypress, sycamore, mulberry,
elm, holly and several other varieties. There
are many saw mill* in the county, where lum-
ber can be had at from $9 to $10 per thousand
feet. Here are vast deposits of iron ore
of a superior Quality. During the war, and
since to some extent, founderies were in ope-
ration which produced an excellent quality of
iron. The Eastern Penitentiary is now being
built by the Stite near Rusk, in this county,
with a view to util ze the labor of convicts in
the development of the iron interest. The
county is entirely out of debt, its scrip at par,
and not an acre of land was sold this year for
back taxes. A plenty of good unimproved
land can be bougnt at from $2 to $5 per acre
on easy terms. Much improved land can be
bought or rented here on good terms. Rusk,
the county seat, is an old town, pleasant!;
situated in a healthful region, well waterec
well supplied with churches and schools, and
possessed of excellent society. It is a town
of about 1000 inhabitants, has a newspaper
and the usual supply of stores, etc., for the
population. Jacksonville, the principal ship-
ping point for the county, was laid off by the
railroad company, 1872, upon a high rolling
prairie in the northern part of the county,
and now has a population of about 400. It has
seven dry goods stores, five grocery stores,
one hardware store, one drug store, one tin
shop, two shoe shops, one wagon manufac-
tory, a church building used by the various
denominations in common, two good schools,
one of which is an academy, and bodies of
Masons, Odd Ee'lows and Grangers, who have
buildings of their own. By a vote of the peo-
f)le of the precinct in which Jacksonville is
ocated, no liquor can be sold there except
upon the prescription of a physician. This is
a beautiful and healthful location and a flour-
ishing town, which enjoys the trade of a large
extent of country.
The LaGrange New Era is requested to an
nounce that the ladies of the Episcopal
church have made arrangements to give par
lor entertainments, comprising reading, elo
cution, vocal and instrumental music, etc.
for social diversion and in behalf of the Epis
Thirteen thousand acres of land in Gon-
zales county have been sold to immigrants in
the last two weeks The Inquirer says: In
the District Court last Monday two frtedmen
were convicted of hog-3tealing. They were
both 44 hogged "—one for 18 months and the
other for two years in the penitentiary
Lieutenant Armstrong and a deiachment of
six men passed through town on Thursday
having in charge the notorious Bill Taylor,
whom they were taking to Indiano'a to be
tried for the killing of Sutton Brown
Bowen, who was charged with the murder of
Tom Haldeman in this county in 1872, had his
trial on Thursday and was found guilty of
murder in the first degree. The whole testi-
mony showed the killing of young Haldeman
to have been one of the most deliberate, dia-
bolical murders ever recorded in the annals
of crime. Bowen, Wes. Hardin, Gip. Cle
ments and others were at Billing's store
drinking, shooting and horse-racing; the de-
ceased, Haldeman, got drunk and lay down
under a tree a short distance from the store
and went to sleep. Mack Billings saw Bowen
lata in the evening approach Haldeman alone
with pistol in hand and shoot him in the head.
Bowen, who is a brother-in law of Wes. Har-
din, presented a bold appearance during ihe
trial, and on the rendition of the verdict was
somewhat disappointed, but manifested very
little feeling A negro boy who was em-
ployed in running a water cart, was drowned
in the river last week The presbytery of
West Texas will meet in Gonzales on the 22d
of November Rev. W. Carnahan, rector of
the Episcopal Church in this place, has re-
signed his charge Wanted—to know the
wnereabout of B. Landrum, who lived in
Galveston in July, 1875. If he is still there he
will please write to his sister, Mrs Amelia
Griffin, Leesviile, Texas.
Miller's rancho on Llano river, has been se-
lected as the permanent county geat.
The North Texan thinks that more cotton
has been received in Paris up to this date than
any previous year since the war There has
been more camp meetings and revivals gen-
erally in this county the present fall than were
ever before known.
Groesbeeck New Era: About the 1st of
August last a man signing his name 44 F. M
Childers, Deputy Sheriff of Milam County'
telegraphed to the Sheriff|of this county for a
copy ot the indictment against Wood Tram-
mel!, stating that he knew his whereabouts
and would catcfe him. As soon as Childers
received a copy of the indictment, he took it
to Austin and got a requisition from Governer
Hubbard upon the Governor of Louisiana for
Trammell, who he represented as being in
Claiborne Parish Jail. In the month of Sep-
tember Childers returned to Austin and ex-
hibited to the Secretary of State a forged
receipt from the Sheriff of this county for the
body of Trammell, aud received the $150 re-
ward offered by the State for his capture.
The forgery was discovered. Sheriff Tyus
wrote to the Secretary of State explaining all
the cirsumstances of the case, and he at once
had a warrant issued for Childers, who was
soon captured in the city of Austin by Major
Jones of the State troops, and lodged in jail.
....Dr. J.D.Rankin left for Galveston last
week, to attend the Texas Medical College of
which he is a professor.
Marshall Herald: A man named Richard
Fitzgerald was tried last week at Daingerfield
for an attempt at rape, convicted and sen-
tenced to seven years in the penitentiary. Tbe
crime was outrageous. rl he lady, one of the
most respectable and estimable in the county,
was in bed with her husband when she was as-
saulted. Fitzgerald claimed to have been
crazy drunk, as no doubt he was. Public ex-
citement ran very high, and after the conclu
sion of the trial on b riday night an attempt
was made, doubtless by a relative of the lady,
to kill him. The pri83ner was defended, un-
der appointment of the court, by Hon. W. P-
McLean and Capt. Geo. T. Todd. The latter
was insulted the next day by Mr. Tom Elliott,
which was promptly resented. Other parties
became involved, pistols were drawn and
cocked, and for a time the appearance was
warlike. Happily, nothing but the knock-
down mentioned, occurred.
Corsicana Observer: On the east the county
is bounded by the Trinity river. Chambers
creek enters the county near its northern cor-
ner, and pursues a meandering course, and
empties into Richland creek near the south-
east corner of the county, about two miles
above where Richland enters the Trinity.
Into this stream flow many smaller ones, run-
ning through different portions of the county,
and furmshir.g water for stock during the en
tire year. The general face of the ceunty is
high and undulating.and tbe principal streams
passing through in such directions as to give
it perfect drainage. The county has now a
population of neirty twenty-five thousand,
with over four thousand farms in cultivation
of from fifty to two hundred and forty acres
on an average; many of which will produce
one year after another three-fourths of a bale
of cotton to the acre, from fifteen to twenty-
five bushels of corn and tbe same of wheat,
while we have known sixty bushels of cats
and three-fourths of a ton of German millet
to h»ye been gathered from an acre of raw
prairie land. Sweet potatoes, Irish potatoes.
Held peas, peanucs, sugar cane, and manv of
the grasses of the older States grow luxuriant-
ly. Nearly every soil known to Texas is to be
found in thia county. The rich, black, sticky,
the deep, sandy loam, the yellow or choco-
late, are all to be found in large bodies, and
well sit ated lor the most scientific or the
most primitive and simple-mode of cultiva-
tion. The whole country is amply supplied
with timber to fence in every acre or land
within its borders. Every stream is densely
wooded with potsoak buroak, pinoak, willow-
oak, elm, blackjack, cedar, cottonwood,
ash, hickory and pecan, with many varie-
ties of smaller growth. So well diversi-
fied is the timber and prairie that almost
every farm has upon it fencing mateiial.
Corsicana, the county seat, is situated imme
diately on the line of the Central Railroad,
which runs nearly through the center of the
county. It has now a population of nearly
five thousand inhabitants; splendid schools,
Baptist, Methodist, Old School and Cumber-
land Presbyterian, Episcopal and Catholic
churches; eleven grocery houses, twelve dry
goods houses, four drug stores, seven whole-
sale and retail liquor stores, two saddle and
harness shops, two hardware stores, three
dealers in lumber and house building mate-
rial, one steam flouring mill, one planing mill,
the Central Railroad shops, three blacksmith
shops, two jewelry stores and three fruit and
candy stores, besides many smaller stands.
Dresden, Spring Hill, Wadevilie, Chatfield,
Rice, Gradyville, Birdston, Eureka, Pursley,
Blooming Grove, Navarro Mill a, Bazette and
Rural Shade are the postoffices in the county;
the first five are flourishing villages. In each
neighborhood are fine schools and churches,
with good society. The people of Navarro
alwaj s welcome all who come among them,
never asking his religion or his politics, but
treat all with that kindness that makes
the strangers feel at home. With her magnifi-
cent soil, fine climate, cheap lands and her
convenience to market, Navarro county offers
as good inducements to immigrants as any
other section of the State. Improved lands in
Navarro are worth from $3 to $25 per acre;
unimproved lands from $1 50 to $5 00.
red river county.
Clarksville claims the oldest hotel in North-
ern Texas It has been kept on the same site
by the same proprietor for 35 years.
Mineola Flag: Mineola continues to im-
prove Several bales of cotton were de-
stroyed by fire the other day at Big Sandy
The calaboose in our city was burned to the
ground Tuesday night, the work of prisoners
confined therein. A man named Harris was
arrested Tuesday for disorderly conduct, and
on trial before a jury he was fined $50. In
default, he was locked up in the calaboose,
when it is supposed he fired the buil ling. He
escaped, but was afterwards recaptured.
Statesman: Some feil.w attempted to make
a haul of cotton one night last week up in
Williamson county, on North Gabriel, but he
made an awkward job of it, and 4* gave him-
self away " badly. With a joke of cattle and
a wagon he drove into a man's field and help-
ed himself to about four hundred pounds of
cotton and struck across the country with-it.
Finally, after getting about ten miles away,
he drove into a gully and stalled, and had to
go away after more team. During his ab-
sence some one had trailed up the cotton by
the wagon tracks and the cotton along the
road, but had left again to get help to make
the arrest when the party should return.
While he was absent the thief returned and
made up a fire, preparatory to refreshing
himself with a little bread and meat and cof-
fee. While thus engaged the second party re-
turned with help. The cotton thief spied
them coming from afar off and 4*lit out,"
leaving his oxen and the wagon behind. The
owner of the cotton took charge of the 44 lay-
out " and returned home htppy with his cot-
ton. The thief has nat b«en hpard of since,
and it is not known to whom the cattle anc
the wagon belong.
Brenham Banner: Mr. William Watson, of
Rosedale nurseries, has sent to the Banner
office the branch of a Chinese tea plant. Mr.
Watson obtained a plant from London, and
has been growing it continually since 1861.
He has never attempted to use the leaves for
tea, but as an ornamental evergreen The
plant is very hardy and thrives well... A
young negro, who goes by the name of Jeff.
Davis, was arrested on a charge of fighting
another. The question arising what to do
with him, he solved it himself by proposing to
take a good whipping. A large, able-bodied
buck negro, who happened to be present, vol
unteered to administer the castigation. He
procured a healthy barrel hoop, about as
large as a man's finger, and Jeff, shedding
his jacket, Mr. Buck gave him twenty gooc
sound stripes, after which he again donned
his clothes and departed.
rpHE PRICE OF SAND DE-
11 ire rp (I on Bath arenu® or Arenas N will
be 40 cents per yard by the car I ad and (0
cents per yard when delivered on Avenue A—
fromt Jla date.
Sunt. G . B. and C. N. G. R. K.
October 24, 1877. oc25 lw
Ilow to Destroy the Cotton Worm
—Poison Its Parent.
Huntsville, Oct. 17, 1877.
Eds. News—Permit me to make a few
suggestions to tbe cotton planters of
the South. From observation I have
le&rned that the miller that produces
the destructive cotton worm has the
same fondness for sweet things that
the house fly or bee has, and will go a
great distance to gratify his taste for a
delicacy. Several planters, during the
last disastrous season, demonstrated
this fact. While poisoning the worm
they used molasses barrels to put the
water in to sprinkle the poison on the
cotton. In cases where the water be
came sweetened the millers came in
swarms to suck at this water, and were
poisoned by thousands. Then, as this
seems to be the fact, why not poison
the miller instead of the worm? It
can be done with less labor and at less
expense. Let the planter commence,
say, about the last of June. Drive
stakes in the ground over the field at
intervals of about seventy yards each
way; on them place plates, or any
other vessel convenient, in which put
molasses and water, poisoned with
some cheap poison, and the result will
be that the worms will not trouble him
that year. If the practice were to be
come general in a few years we would
be rid of the planters' curse.
A Texan Killed En Route to tbe
Camp, Lavaca County, Texas, )
October 15,1877. f
Eds. News— There were seven of us
en route for the Black Hills with a
small drove of horses that we had
driven into Kansas and kept under
herd some three months, near what is
known as Medicine Lodge, and then
drove for the Black Hills country
When about four or five days drive of
our destination, a man by the name of
Peter Preston and one by the name of
Will Brooking got into a dispute, when
Preston shot Brooking and he only
lived a very short time. He asked us to
send his friends word. They are living
in the western part of this State, at
what point I can not say. This occur-
red some five weeks ago. Preston, I
understand, has since been killed in
Kansas as a train robber. By giving
this space in your paper y.ou will confer
a favor. Other papers are requested
to copy. William Hargkove.
An exchange says that the money
raised by Gilman by his forgeries was
spent " in pleasant, artistic and beauti-
ful family life." What a subject tor a
Francis I. having asked Castelan,
Bishop of Orleans, whether he was of
noble extraction, " Sire," replied he,
" Noah had three sons in the aTk; 1
can not say from which of them I de-
At a fashionable wedding breakfast
in London, recently, an orator of the
most lugubrious type, who was begin-
ning to weep copiously, took oat, as be
thought, his pocket-handkerchief, and
was greeted with shouts of unrestrained
laughter. He had in his hand one of
his wife's stockings, which she had
asked him to match, and which he had
forgotten to do.
Once, when John P. Kemble played
Hamlet at a country theater, the per-
son who played Guildenstern was, or
imagined himself to be, a great mu-
sician. During the performance Ham-
let asked him: "Will you play upon
this pipe?-' " My lord, I can not; be-
lieve me, I can not." "I do beseech
you." On this the man said; "Well,
if your lordship insists upon it, I shall
do as well as I can," and to the confu-
soiof Kemble and the amusement of
t le audience, he began to play " God
Save the King."
A light-harted, impulsive young lady
writing to a friend over the arrival of
her eighteenth birthday, tells it in this
joyous style: " Darling J , I must
write to you to-day to tell that at last I
am splendid eighteen! Think of it—
splendid eighteen — not timid fifteen,
winning sixteen, blushing seventeen or
even bold nineteen, but — splendid
eighteen! I shall commence to live
from this day forth. I shall love every-
body Jand everybody will love me."
A showman traveling with a pano-
rama of scenes from the Bible met a
Yankee, and on learning that he could
play a piano, engaged him to play ap-
propriate selections after each picture
at his show that night. The curtain
ro?e, revealing J"the Return of the
Prodigal Son," upon which the player
struck up, "When Johnny comes march-
ing home ! " The effect produced was
wonderful. "Consider yourself en-
gaged to travel with me," said the
showman. " You draw better than the
Notice of Dissolution.
Tlie firm of
FORSTER, LUDLOW & (Jt>.
IS THIS DAY DISSOLVED.
DEPOSITORS ARE REQUEST-
ed to withdraw their balances as soon as
possible. Holders of our
Time Certificates of Deposit
are notified that Interest will cease after this
date on certificates now due, and those not
;ret due holders are requested to present by
:Soy. 15, 1877. Interest on them willthen cease.
Balances remaining undrawn on that day
will be deposited for the account of the re-
3>ective parties in the banking house of E.
remond, of this city
Geo. B. Zimpelman will attend to the l'qui-
dation of the affairs ot tlie late firm. Tbe
Arm name will be used only in liquidation of
FORSTER, LUDLOW & CO.
B. C LUDLOW.
GSO. B. ZIMPELMAN.
Austin, Texas, Oct. 22,1877. oc25 tno!5
Put up by the Southern Cotton and Manufac-
turing Company, at their Factors' Press Yards,
Is now in working order, ready for business.
THE LAST CHANCE
HU ANA ROYAL LOTTERY
Will Take Place Dec. 31, 1877.
Only 18,000 Iicketiand23iO Prize*
Capital Prize, 8300,000.
Total Amount of Prizes,$1,350,000.
We only guarantee those thickets obtained
through us as being genuine.
Send your o ders and call for plans to
BORMO & BRU.,
Oldest Agents In the South,
oc25 eod 2m New Orleans, La.
SELLING from WHAKF,
3500 Sks. Coffee
FIKSr CARGO OF
Afloat per Minerya,
4000 Sks. Coffee.
OC3 unnrf K KIHVIiK.
3500 Sacks COFFEE
J. H. ELSWORTH & CO.
4000 Sacks COFFEE
EXCLUSIVELY NEW CROP.
Selling at reduced prices from wharf.
TO ARRIVE FROM RIO,
4000 Sacks COFFEE
2000 Sacks COFFEE
Ex-Marie Berner, offered at low prices to
close out. in. KOPPFKL.
Galveston Gas Works.
32d and Market Streets.
All orders or complaints, to receiTe prompt
attention, should be left at the Secretary's of
dee, in the
corner Strand and 22d street, between the
hour* of 8 and 12 o'clock k. K.
*r># T mt It
IN ANf QUANTITIES.
Highest Market Price paid, and Sacks fur
nlshed to responsible parties.
Cash Paid on Delivery.
finrl T. *. NKWiKTT & €0.
_ attached to the News office is
large and complete, and every description of
work done with dispatch and on most reason-
V7 Bindery attacl
All Shipmaster*, shippers. Cotton
Merchants and News Reporters es-
pecially, and all citizens Interested
a the progress ot our city, are In-
vited to call and see the machinery
ocl7 Eltdlm A. P. LUFKIN, 8upt.
NGAGE DE MESSIEURS J. S.
Browo & Cie , marchania de fer, je fais
savoir au blen public francais qu'apres mon
retour de la 8uisse-f rangwse, je puis parler
cette 1 iDgue. J'espere done qui veuille me
favori^er avec ses ordres. qui je le servirai a
son entlere satisfaction.
oc24 3t JULES KELLTCRSBERGER.
To City Tax-Payers,
The Taxes for 1877
Are Now Dae and Payable.
JNTEREST WILL BE CHARGED
from FIRST DAY OF SEPTEMBER. One per
cent, per month penalty, in addition to the
interest, will be collected after the
30th DAT OF SEPTEMBER.
Please come promptly and save Interest and
penalty. F. R. LUBBOCK,
oc25 tf City Tax Collector.
Notice to Tax-Payers.
All persons who have
failed to pay their taxes for 1877, are in-
formed that, in addition to the interest and
penalty now due, one per cent, will be col-
lected on all amounts not paid previoa- to No-
vember 1. F. R. LUBBOCK,
oc3t tf City Tax Collector.
N ORDINANCE—No. 35—TO
amend Section 4, Article 1, Chapter XIV,
of the Revised Ordinances of the City of Uat-
veston, relative to fires and fire limits.
Section 1. Be it ordained by the City Coun-
cil of the city of Galveston, that Section 4, Ar
tide 1, Chapter XIV, Revised O. diaances of
said city, be and the same is hereby amended
so that it shall be as follows:
Section 4. That when any building, awning,
led or structure of any kind shall, from age
and neglect, beoome dilapidated, the same Is
hereby declared a nuisance; and on complaint
being made to the Mayor of any such build-
ing, he shall cause the same to be inspected
by three disinterested persons, freehold*-ra in
the citp, and if the same be reported by the
inspectors to be in a dilapidated condition, if
the said house, awning, shed or structure be
in the fire limits, the Mayor shall cause it to
removed or pulled down, as he may deem
best, giving ten days notice to the owner or
agent to remove or dispose of the same, so
that the nuisance be abated; if said house,
awning, shed or structure be outside the lim-
its fixed, tbe Mayo- shall require the owner or
agent to repair the same, or abate it within
time to be fixed in the notice; and if the own-
er or agent, after notice, fail or refuse to re-
pair or abate the same within the time fixed
it shall be abated by th« proper officprs of the
city, on the order of the Mayor, all expenses
to be paid by the owner or agent of the pro-
Section 2. That this ordinance take effect
and be In force from and after its passage.
Approved October 16,1877.
D. O. STONE, Mayor.
Attest; F. 8. W«j, City Clerk. oc!8 JOt
OFFiCE OF G., H. AND S. A RY. CO., I
Hocstos, October 1, 1877. i
rpHE GENERAL OFFICES OF
Galveston, Harrlsburg and San An-
tonio Railway Company
will be located at
on and after this date. In VAN ALSTYNE
BUILDING, corner of Main and Congress sts.
oc2 3m JACOB HI FISHER, Secretary.
G., H. AND S. A. Hy , I
Houstok, Tex., October 1, 1877. i
JACOB E. FISHER IS
hereby appointed Auditor of this Company,
to take effect this date, and will have full
charge of all accounts of the Company. Ad-
dress at Houston. Texas until further notice.
T. W. PEIRCE, President.
Attention, HchooL Teachers.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the Auditorial Board of Galveston
county will convene at the Court-House, in
Galveston, on MONDAY, 5th day of Novem-
ber, 1877, for the purpose of auditing: such
claims as may be presented before that date,
under the provisions of Chapter LXXX, Gen-
eral Law?, 1876. Claiirs must be filed with
the Se M*etary of the Board (in County Asses
sor's office). JOHN A. McCORMICK,
President of Board.
Galveston, Oct. 5, 1SJ7. oc5 lm
W. II. ncDONALD,
GENRRAL LAND AGENT,
HILLSBORO, HILL CO.. TEXAS.
WILL FURNISH COMPLETE
Abstracts of 1 itles to any Survey in this
County. No commission charged for paying
taxes. Land bought and sold ou commission.
Will advertise all land for sale by me free of
change. Will examine and report quality and
value of land, *nd wht tber occupit-d, at $5 per
tract. My business being confined to this
cou'.ty alone enables me to give prompt at-
tention. oc20 lm*
Clothing, Etc. .
Posnainsky, the Tailor,
176 Tremont Street,
Between Market and Postofflce Sta.
CALL AND SEE THE GOODS I
have just received: French Cassimeres,
Cloths, Vestings of the latest patterns and
styles, which I will make up at New York
NEW MACHINE SHOP.
WEST 8TBAM D IRON WORKS,
ii« and 21 Strand,
A RE NOW READY TO REPAIR
XA. Steam Engines and other Machinery.
Having placed in shop New Machinery, we
can do good work at low prices, Housesmftli-
Inar, iron doors and window shutters, etc.
je21 6m J. AST ALL, Galveston, Tex.
SHEAN & DISBROW,
Corner Postofflce & 22d Streets,
HAS JUST RECEIVED DIRECT
from New York a large line of
Fine Saltings, Coatings Sc Doeskins
of the latest and most
Fa h'onable « atterns Imported Di-
rect from Europe,
guaranteed to be of the "best quality of im-
ported goods. If you want a ?ood fit and at a
reasonable price, call on H. JACOBS,
The Fashionable Tailor, Postofflce, corner
22d street. ocl4 lm
LEVY & WEIS,
115 market St., \ews Building,
Beg leave to inform
their friends and the public generally
that they nave opened their
Gent's Furnishing Goods,
hats, caps, trunks,
Valises, Rubber and Oil
and all the latest novelties in their line. Their
8tock is NEW and FRESH, and has been very
carefully selected especially for this market
and trade. They propose to sell at prices that
can not fail to command a liberal patronage
from all clause \ K. B.—CHILDREN S, BOYS'
and YOUTHS' CLOTHING made a specialty.
J. P. HORBACH, PROP'R.
123 Tremont Street, bet. Market
The cheapest first-class
RESTAURANT in the the city. The pri-
vate dining rooms for parties or families
have been thoroughly refitted and are again
open. The proprietor solicits a share of pub-
lic patronage. oc211m
Cor. Blain at. and Texas Ave.,
Houston, Texas—The old Capitol Hotel rebuilt
and furnished with entire new fursiture. J.
L. Barnes propritor, late of Washington Res-
taurant, Bryan, Texas. The popular caterer,
Peter Loiselle, Steward. Fine sample rooms
and special attention to traveling commercial
gentlemen. au24 3m
Lunch each Da^ at 10.30 A. M.
212 and 214 Market St.,
Opposite News Office.
T^IS MAGNIFICENT AND
_L costly fitted up
Bar and Billiard Hall
Is now Open to the Pabllc.
The large and well ventilated Billiard Hall
is furnished with twelve of the latest st\ le of
Novelty tables, and tlie Bar and Cigar Stand
are stocked with the choicest brands of
Imported Liquors and Cigars.
The proprietor have spared neHber oalns
nor expense to make the BANK EXCHANGE
one of the most beautiful and attractive estab-
lishments of the kind in the United States, and
will be pleased at all times to welcome their
friends and the public in general.
aulTTSm HAKLAN, DUFFIELD ft CO.
Sheet Iron Workers.
Manufacturers of Improved
Steam Batteries and Ciariflers
For Making Sugar, and Dealers in
STEAM. WATER AND «AS PIPES,
Brass Goods, Etc.
157 and 1S9 East mechanic Street,
Special rates on large orders of Pipe and
Brass Goods. jyZB 3m
js daily expected from
Paris, where she has personally selected and
purchased for cash,
A COMPLETE STOCK
in her line, and will
Restime Business on the 25th inst.,
New Girardln Brick Bulldlns,
\0. 162 MARKET STREET,
Next door to her former stand.
Madame Paul Knoll will oontinue the
TlUllnery and Dressmaklns Bntl-
with a CHOICE STOCK of
of the latest style; JOUVIN KID GLOVES
and a full assortment of HUMAN HAIR.
LEE IRON WORKS,
C. B. LEE & CO.,
Iron 5 Brass Founders
nUL AND GIN G HA BIN6,
Shafting, Pulleys, Brass and Iron
Pumps, Etc., Etc.
Particular attention given to orders for Iron
Fronts and Castings for Buildings.
All kinds ot Job Work solicited.
Corner Winnie and 33d Sts.,
(Near Railroad Depot),
Shucker and Sacker
HAND AND STEAM POWER
Shelters and Feed-Cutters
Straub Corn-Mills, Ames Engines,
Ithaca Sulky Hay Rakes,
Eagle Gins Coiton Presses
Little Giant Corn and
fSF~3end fer Circulars.
W. L. CUSHING & MOORE,
Nos 122 and 124 Strand,
THE ONLY RECOGNIZED STANDARD NOW
IN USE BY THE GOVERNMENT.
FAIRBANKS & CO.,
53 Camp St., Sew Orleans, La.
"VTotice—sealed bids will
l_^l be received until 10 o'clock ▲ if. on the
3lst inst., at the office of the Galveston Wharf
Company, for the purchase of five of the
company's bonds of $1000 each, with interest
payable quarterly at 10 per cent, per annum,
due in 18»5, and secured by deed of trust. No
bid will be received at less than par, and the
company reserves the right to reject any or
all bids. TH< >M.\S C. SHEAREEt,
Acting Secretary Galveston Wharf Co.
Oct. 23, 1877. oc34 5t
Notice to Builders
GALVESTON COTTOV EXCHANGE, )
Galveston, Texas, Oct. 3. 1877. J"
The foundation of the
Cotton ExchaDze Building having been
laid, sealed proposals for the erection of the
superstructure, according to drawings, speci-
fications and details, to be seen at the office of
John Moser, architect, on and after October
10. will be received up to noon, November 1,
1877, addressed to the undersigned.
Each bid must be accompanied by a re-
sponsible name, and the Board reserves the
right to reject all bids.
Bids are to be itemized as follow?: 1. Brick
work. 2. Cut-stone work. 3. Carpentering.
4. Mastering. 5. Plumbing and gas-fitting.
6. Painting and glazing. 7. Galvanized iron,
cast iron, tin, slate and copper work.
Bids for details as well as for the aggre-
gate work, are invitei, e ch to include labor
and materials. Austin limestone or its equi-
valent being specified, stone Famples, with
bids per cubic foot for thorough rock, will be
entertained at the same time.
A. G. MILLS,
oc4 t nol Secretary.
Notice to Contractors.
ealed proposals will
be received until
The 25th Day of October, A. D. 1877,
for the b«f ding of a COURTHOUSE for the
county of Williamson, State of Texas.
Plans and Specifications can be seen at tbe
Office of the Co mty Judge of said county*#nd
at the Office or Preston & Ruffini, Architects,
All bids must be accompanied with an ac-
ceptable bond to the amount of their bids.
All bids must be addressed to the County
Judge, aid indorsed *4 Bids for Courthouse. '
The Commissioners Court reserve the right to
reject any and all bids.
For further information, address the under-
signed, at Georgetown, or the Architects, at
Austin, Texas. _
^ D. S. CHtSSHEK,
County JuJpe, Williamson Co., Texas.
flgPRfllcTOwy .Cppf. 25. 18T7 ..2ft t'vSfi
Royal Havana Lottery, 1.877.
ORDINARY DRAWING DAYS.
Class No. 1001 on the 13th of September.
Class No. 1003 on the 1st of October.
Class No. 1003 on the 18th of October.
Class No. 1004 on the 5th of November.
The number of tickets has been reduced to
25.000, and the capital prize Increased to
S2OO.O0O. and the second prize to $100,000
This lott- ry never postpone the drawing or
fail in anything promised. Official list of
prizes sent to every purchaser of tickets.
Send money by postofflce order, registered
letter, express or draft. 8end fo>- circular.
ah prizes cashed at tbe rate of exchange.
Price of whole tickets, $40; half tickets,
20; quarter tickets, $10; twentieth tickets,
■i 50. Parties or clubs buying over $50 worth
10 per cant, discount. Address all orders for
tickets to MANUEL ORRANTIA,
188 Common at., New Orleans, La.
Jyl3 tu th sa lta
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