The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 35, No. 4, Ed. 1 Tuesday, May 16, 1876 Page: 4 of 4
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A. II. HELP & COv Proprietors.
Tuesday, May 1(5, 1876.
Socialite of the
Youn'r Men's Chris
last night, was a.
Ualvcston is sltippin^ surplus vegeta-
bles that < one to this market from the
surrounding country to different points
in Northern Texas.
Tlie Msl e rs* Hospital
< )n East Market street was blessed by
the Catholic clcrgy Sunday, the exer-
cises twins witnessed by a number of
persons. The hospital lias but lately
IK'en llnislied, anil is a handsome struc-
Yesterday morning a dray load of
lumber moving along Market street,
near Twenty-eighth street, came in con-
tact witli street car No. IS, making con-
sternation among tlie passengers. They
all disembarked to linil 110 damage
Alderman llaliT stated at the Council
meeting hist evening that Mr. C. W.
Hurley, president of the Hra/.os Narrow
Gauge Railroad, had said to him that he
(Hurley) would accept a contract of
$20,(100 a year for two years, for sand.
Alderman Hoyd asked liim if Mr. Hur-
ley authorized him to say so? Mr.
llalff said no. A reporter of theNkws
asked Mr. Hurley if he had said to Mr.
Hal IT that he would accept $20,000 for
two years. His answer was an em-
phatic no, 110, 110. What have you to
say to this, Alderman llalff?
at Avenue I anil Seven-
belonging to II. Hansen
1 by Max Maas, took lire
k i'. m., yesterday, and
at 1.550 o'cloc
was half destroyed before the fire-
men were able to put it out. Insured
for $2000 in Citizens of Newark, N. J.,
ami I toger Williams of Providence, It. I.
The horse of engine No. 8, while
crossing a bridge at l'oHtoftice and Sev-
enteenth streets, fell through. .1.
Boyle, the driver, was thrown and
nearly killed, anil two men at the
tongue were shaken up considerably.
The engine was detained ten minutes
while the horse was being extricated.
The tire fighters, after finishing then-
work, were supplied with bounteous
refreshments sent them by Mrs. Leon
Ilium and Mrs. Philip Ureenwall.
I« lie to he Invited to <;nlvc«loii»
Informal Remark* of a Citizen oil
The meeting of citi/.ens called to
take place at the Cotton Exchange yes-
terday at 12 m. in reference to inviting
Dom Pedro to visit Galveston was slim-
ly attended from causes of which the
reporter knows notliing. but during an
informal conversation between several
gentlemen who felt an interest in tin
matter, Colonel A. M. Hobby expressed
himself in substance as follows, no ac-
tion whatever being taken:
The object of the meeting is to
ascertain the sense of our citizens
as to the advisability of inviting Dom
Pedro to visit Galveston. The matter
has been discussed in a general way
but no definite conclusion reached. II
it be the wish of our people <0 extend
the invitation, the time has arrived
when the wish should be shaped to ac-
complish the end. Horn Pedro is on a
visit of observation to this country, and
doubtless looking at important points
with an eye to future commerce with
lirazil. /hiring the present week he
will perhaps reach New Orleans, and if
we intend inviting liim to Galveston, it
would be ljest to communicate with him
at that point.
As to the propriety of the invitation
there can be little doubt. The advant
ages to our State and city are so obvious,
that they need 110 elaboration. Galves
ton is onVof the nearest and most ac
cossiblc ports to lirazil, the great ocean
as a highway between. Ualvcston is
the gateway of the New West to this
•ocean, through which can be shipped
all the wheat that Brazil consumes,
and through which can be imported all
tin; coffee that the New West requires.
Trade relations thus established with
Brazil (and, as a consequence, other
South American States,) would stimu-
late the production of wheat by a lilic-
ral purchaser at our very door.
Our past experience proves what can
be done. By the efforts of enterprising
individuals alone more than live and a
half millions of pounds of coffee have
been imported into Galveston within
the past twelve months. This trade has
been recently inaugurated, nothing hav-
ing been done prior to 1S74. Co-opera-
tive aid employed in developing com-
mercial relations with Brazil would
make Galveston one of the largest coffee
distributing and wheat exporting ports
in the United States.
Texas wheat, from its anhydrous
quality, is peculiarly adapted for ship-
ment, to South American ports. Such
is its value for this purpose that the
shipment of wheat from this port to
Richmond, Virginia, lias been seriously
discussed, there to Ikj manufactured
into Hour for shipment to Brazil.
How much less the cost to consumer
and profit to producer to convert our
own wheat into Hour for direct ship-
ment from our own ports.
The object of the invitation would be
to acquaint Dom Pedro with these im-
portant facts. They would deeply in-
terest him, and induce him if possible
to visit the wheat, growing region of
Texas. Whether or not he accepts the
invitation, tlie facts would not lie the
less widely known. It would be a val-
uable publication of our resources, the
quality of our wheat, and our admirable
facilities for exporting and importing
the products of the two countries.
The economy of the enterprise is a
very commendable feature. We have
generally had to pay roundly for enter-
taining invited guests. But in this case
the invited guest would refuse any
courtesy involving the expenditure of
money, lie drinks no coffee and eats
no mutton chops at another man's ex-
pense. lie resolutely foots his own
. bills. He receives information and
courtesies in the manner simply that
one gentleman extends them to another,
refusing receptions and disliking pa-
rades. So our distinguished guest
would neither lie troublesome nor ex-
The manner of invitation has been
discussed, whether by letter or commit
tec. The latter, it seems to me, would
lie most effective. The committee's
going would look like we were in earn-
est. It would be a compliment that
would not fail to impress an accom
plished an appreciative gentleman. And
the magnetism of personal intercourse
would do more than mere statistics ex-
pressed in formal language, on spotless
paper, could ever accomplish. There
are many questions that he would likely
ask, that could not be anticipated, and
much information given that could be
communicated in no other way. A
committee could lie easjjy selected with
the proper requisites, statistical informa-
tion, side-bonul diplomacy, time to
spare, and a willingness to go. If lie
did not come, valuable facts would lie
made known. If he did, larger results
might follow. In either event, good
would Ik- done to city and State, and
show to the world that we were abreast
with the spirit of progress, and doin
our duty in proclaiming our facilities
and advantages* as our sister cities and
States are doing.
I doubt not that Cant. Chas. Fowier
would send a complimentary ticket
to the invitation committee selected,
and placc a superb steamer at the dis-
jM)sal of Dom Pedro, while the railroads,
no doubt, would promptly invite Dom
Pedro to visit the interior over their
Till'. BILLIARD MATCH.
Gulvckiton Wilis A Ili llllaiil liamc.
For the last two weeks the billiard
match between Mr. George T. Stone of
this city, and Mr. Frank Maggioli of
New Orleans, for $250 and the cham-
pionship of Texas, has been the prevail-
ing topic of conversation in sporting
circles, and not a few staked their funds
on the result.
The match occurred last evening in
the Opera House, and drew a very re-
spectable attendance of the male sex.
The Opera House was arranged
specially for tlie occasion, rows of
chairs in the parqucttc being removed
and an extra flooring laid, on which
the billiard table, one of the Brunswick
& Balke patent bevel tables, spring
cushions, four and a half feet by nine
feet, was placed. The game was the
regular three balls French carom game,
five hundred points, and the balls two
and threc-eiglitlis inches in size.
At 8.10 p. >t. the game commenced
with Major Tom P. Ochiltree as umpire,
and Mr. John Fallon as game keeper.
Mr. Maggioli winning the first shot and
choice of balls chose the white ball and
begun the game but failed to score.
Air. Stone followed, and succeeded in
scoring two points.
Tlie second inning gave white one and
black live, both players showing con-
The third inning resulted in a blank
for white and two for black.
The fourth inning yielded three for
white and ten for Air. Stone, who be-
gan to recover some of his old nerve.
The fifth inning, white made lour,
while black took a blank.
The sixth inning white began to pick
up and* made a very pretty run of six-
teen, massing the balls in a masterly
manner, but retiring on a masse shot,
which he missed. Black followed and
scored eight, winning great applause for
a beautiful draw shot and a difileult
In the seventh inning both parties
The eighth inning white made a run
of eleven and blank scored b it one
In the ninth inning white scored four
and black three.
The tenth inning began to show good
playing, and Mr. Maggioli made a line
masse shot, scoring seventeen in the
inning. He was finally slaved on a
a masse shot which he missed. White
was still more fortunate, and made a
run of twenty-five, making the score
fifty-live to fifty-four. Mr. Stone als<
made a fine masse shot in this inning.
The eleventh inning resulted in a
score of nine for white, with a fine
masse, and also a beautiful bank shot.
Black followed with a score of one, l>c-
ing put out on a miss-cue.
in the twelfth inning white missed a
dead shot and did not score, while black
followed with a run of forty with two
froze bails, making the break both
The thirteenth inning resulted in
blanks for both parties.
The fourteenth inning white scored
seventeen and won great applause for a
difficult combination shot. Black was
less fortunate and drew a blank.
The fifteenth inning resulted in
score for white of twenty-eight, but lie
was finally slayed 011 a froze ball.
Black did not count.
The sixteenth inning gave one for
white and seven for black, who was put
out on a masse shot missed.
The seventeenth inning roth parties
In the eighteenth inning white scorcd
twenty-six and black four.
The nineteenth inning yielded two
The twentieth inning white scored
eleven, and went out 011 a froze ball.
Black scorcd but two.
The twenty-first inning yielded only
one and a blank.
The twenty-second inning gave white
a blank and black two, one of them 011
a froze ball.
The twenty-third inning gave eight
for white, but he was put out on a miss-
cue. Black scored but one. The score
at this time was one hundred and sixty
for Mr. Maggioli and one hundred and
fourteen for Mr. Stone.
The twenty-fourth inning resulted in
a blank for white and seven for black,
who made a fine masse shot, but went
out on a miss-cue.
The twenty-fifth inning wliito scored
two, and took his scat on a masse shot
missed. Black followed with one.
The twenty-sixth inning white scored
two, and black, with some beautiful
playing, scored nine.
The twenty-seventh inning, white
took a blank, and black scored fifty
four, having two froze balls and mak-
ing them both.
The twenty-eighth inning resulted in
a blank for white and one for black
who was seated 011 a miss-cuc.
The twenty-ninth inning added eleven
to white's score, making him one hun
died and seventy-five, and eighteen for
black, with a total score of two hundred
The thirtieth inning white regained
what he had lost in his score of thirty
six, making two beautiful bank shots,
while black scored thirteen.
The thirty-first inning yielded nothing
for white and six for black.
The thirty-second inning white made
a run of twenty-seveu, making one very
fine masse shot, while black by nursing
his balls scorcd a fifty-two.
The thirty-third inning gave white
three more to his total, while black by
a miss cue drew a blank.
The thirty fourth inning white
scored seven, and black, although he
made a fine bank shot, scored but
The tliirty-fifth inning resulted in
one for White, black getting another
The thirty-sixth inning white drew
a blank, and black scorcd four.
The thirty-seventh inning white
scored sixteen and made two masse
shots, while black scored twenty, liav
ing one froze ball and a line counte
shot, both of which he made.
The thirty-eighth inning resulted in a
blank for white and eight for black
who was sent to his seat on a miss-cue
The thirty-ninth inning gave white
nothing and black six.
The fortieth inning white got sixteen
added to his string and black four.
The forty first inning gave white
forty-nine, with a fine masse shot, and
The forty second inning yielded three
The fort}* third inning gave blank
The fourty fourth inning gave one
The forty-fifth inning white made
four and black sixty-four, making tlie
total score three hundred and thirty
seven to three hundred and ninety-two
for black. In this inning black made
line masse shot and also had one froze
The forty-sixth inning white took
two and black five.
In the forty-seventh inning white
made two and black nothing.
Tlie forty-eighth inning white got
two and black one.
The forty-ninth inning white made
run of twenty-five, while bla:k drew
The fiftieth inning white took
•blank, and black scored two.
The fifty-first inning gave white
blank, and black one.
The fifty-second inning yielded white
thirty-three, while black made thirteen
The fifty-third inning white made
four and lost his play through nervous
ncss, while black scored but one.
The fifty-fourth inning white made
fifteen, and was brought to grief through
a miss-cue, while black made sixteen
The total score at this time stoed four
hundred and twenty to four hundred
and thirty for black.
The fifty-fifth inning gave white an
addition of thirteen, and black but one,
The fifty sixth inning resulted in two
The fifty-seventh inning gave white
run of thirty-three and black fifty-one
Both parties began to show painful
evidences of nervousness at this tiinr
and white scored but three in the fifty
eighth inning, while black scored one.
In the fifty-ninth inning white drew
another blank, and black scored but
The sixtieth inning resulted in one
The sixty-first inning gave white a
blank and black four.
In the sixty-second inning "white took
another blank and black made but one.
The total score now stood four hundred
and seventy for white, and four hun-
dred and ninety-one for black.
The sixty-third and last inning re-
sulted in two for white, and with a sc-
ries of brilliant shots Mr. Stone ran the
game out, thus -winning the stakes and
strengthening his claim as tlie cham-
pion billiardist of Texas.
Immediately on the conclusion of tlie
game the audience gave vent to their
feelings in loud and continued ap
plausc, and the friends of the contest-
ants flocked around them with their
congratulations on the fine playing they
Both parties showed great nervous-
ness during the game which lasted
three hours and ten minutes, and de-
monstrated the fact that with more
practice in public tliey will make an ad-
mirable reputation with the cue.
As soon as quiet was established Mr.
Maggioli challenged the victor to
another game to take place at the Opera
House to-night for one hundred dollars
the number of points and style of game
to be the same as of last evening.
Printing Award Finally Itlsiilc, mid
the Saud Contract Closed.
Tlie City Council met in regular sos
sion yesterday, at 4 r. m., Acting Mayor
Mason in the chair. Present—Aldermen
Hill, Lee, Carville, llalff, Munn. Dyer,
Boyd, llcnnessy, Mal low and Schneider.
Alderman Nichols was excused.
Of F. Andler, to transfer drav
license to Peter O'Donalioe. Granted.
Of J. S. Hurl, with reference to
assessment. Referred to Licenso and
Of D. F. Mortouit Co., asking to liave
the contract for city printing closed
Alderman llill moved to receive.
The vote being taken, tlie nays were
Aldermen Dyer, llalff, Munn,Schneider,
Marlow—five. Ayes: Aldermen llill,
Lee, Boyd, Carville, Ileunessy—five.
There being a tie Acting Mayor Mason
Another communication from D. F.
Morton & Co. 011 the printing matter
Alderman Marlow wanted action on
the printing matter without delay.
The cliair stated that it would conic
up under unfinished business.
Of O. II. Mercer, asking payment of
his bills against the Fire Department.
Referred to the Fire Committee.
Of Mrs. Mary Tucker, asking charity.
Indorsed by Justice Shields.
In this connection the following re
solution by Alderman Boyd was
Resolced, That the sum of $1000 bo
and the same is hereby appropriated,
lid amount to be set apart as a contin-
gent fund, and to be disbursed by the
Mayor, with approval -of the Finance
Petition referred to Finance Commit-
Of Fred Wagner for charity. Same
Of W. II. Batclielcr, to have a meat
stall in Second Ward Market changed
to a coffee stall. Referred to Market
Of Mrs. Wagner to have assessment
on property reduced. Referred to Li
ccnse and Assessment .Committee.
EjOf E. C. Iloher asking return of tine
imposed in Recorder's Court. Referred
to Chief of Police for investigation.
Of Mrs. Crumb and Mrs. Morrison
each witli children, asking for pecuniary
relief. Referred to Finance Committee
Of J. S. Shields, asking permission to
remove sand from lots above grade to
till lots below grade. Tabled.
Of C. W. Hurley, President of Nar
row Gauge Railroad, in reference to fur
nisliing the city with sand, as follows
Galveston, Texas, May 15, 1876.
To the honorable Board of Aldermen, Galves
(tentlemen—li.v, there seems to be much mis-
conception in regard to matters submitted to
your honorable Board by the company I repre
sent, and as our Board of Directors feel confl
dent that our status only needs to be fairly
represented to be understood, they have di-
rected me to make this statement of our post
tion and intentions to you, with a view to a
reconsideration of your action in the proposed
contract with us. To this end I beg to submit
for your consideration, that the Galveston,
Brazos and Colorado Narrow Gauge Railroad
is chartered by the State to run from Galves-
ton to Austin, the route being through a coun
try whose trade is of immense importance to
Galveston, but which is now in great danger
of bning diverted elsewhero. By the terms of
our charter we are allowed to begin building
at any point or points on the line and are only
compelled to build Ave miles per year. We
are offered extraordinary inducements to com
nience on the west bank of the Brazos, but
this we are unwilling to do, unless forced into
it, as the road is intended to be a Galveston
enterprise and for Galveston's benefit. The
question, however, with the gentlomen whom
we have succeeded in interesting with us in
the enterprise is simply one of legitimate
profit; It is understood bv them, a fact also
well known to yourselves, that in buildingany
railroad out of Galveston to the interior of the
State, the first forty .or fifty miles has to be
built over a low, swampv country, whore the
cost of construction is heavy and is not bal
anced by a single dollar's worth of paying
local freight either present or prospective,
and in this connection it is presented
to you as a fact, based 011 the
opinions of our engineers, that the cost
of constructing our first fifty miles of road
from here to the Brazos with its two costly
bridges, over the bay and the lower Brazos
river, will ribarlj' equal the cost of the remain-
ing 150 miles from there to Austin. This ob-
jection was urged, and was met by me in
New York, by stating that the city of Galves-
ton needed sand and had advertised for bids
to furnish it, that we had made an offer which
would give us moderate business on the lower
end of the road, and that I had just received
a telegram from Galveston elating that our
bid had been recommended by the committee
for acceptance as the lowest and best; on the
strength of this, arrangement* were made to
push the roafl through at once, and had our
proposition been accepted, as we had every
reason to think it would be, the iron for this
island portion of the road would have been in
the city now.
I have been thus plain In my statement of
our business to prove to you that it lies in a
great measure with you to say whether or not
Galveston shall have another railroad at an
early date. When our citizens were appealed
to they most wisely and judiciously voted a
subsidy of $500,000 to the Santa Fe Railroad,
recognizing the fact that the opening of the
new road would soon pay the community cent
for cent on the investment.
Our road opens a country of as much value
to Galveston as any that the Santa Fe strikes,
and will do the city of Galveston as much
good. We do not ask for any subsidy, but
simply ask you to give us your business. Yon
see the absolute necessity of obtaining large
quantities of a certain article and advertise
in the public prints for a supply of it. )|>
make a proposal (the lowest ffnd best you get t
to furnish you with what you want; by giving
us tliis coiriparatively small assistance you
enable us to push through to a successful ter-
mination an enterprise of great and imme-
diate value to the city; by refusing us you
either compel us to build along five miles at a
time as we can find the means, or drive us to
other communities more anxious to aid as.
Under the circumstances, we therefore re
quest that you reconsider your action on the
" sand question." And to show your honor-
able body that we are disponed to meet you
freely on the subject, we will agree to receive
the proposition as offered by Mr. Nichols and
voted for by a majority of the board, at your
last meeting, or we will accept a proposition
for the city to take $25,000 worth of sand per
year for two (2) years. Your* respectfully,
J C. W. HURLEY,
President G. B. & C. N. G. R. R.
Alderman Munn movfcd a reconsider
ol ion of the action of the last meeting
of the Council in reference to tlie pro
posal of tlie Narrow Gauge Road to
furnish sand. So done.
The following resolution was here
offered by Alderman Boyd:
Resolved, That the city of Galveston enter
into a contract with the Brazos Narrow Gauge
Railway for tlie delivery of sand to the amount
of twenty-five thousand (135,000) dollars per
annum for two years. Said railway company
to' deliver said sand within city limits at such
points as the Superintendent of Streets may
Ilesolrtd, further. That the City Attorney be
requested to draw lip saiil contract and pre-
sent it to the Mayor for his approval and sig-
Alderman Schneider objected to
making the contract.
Alderman Boyd supported tlie resolu
tion in a few remarks, stating that the
delivery of sand would not commence
for sixty days or more, giving time to
devise means to provide a fund for pur
chasing the same; that he had already
proved and could show again by the
records that the city paid annually
$'>.">,000 for drayage alone ou sand ; that
there were numbers of houses,
under which there were reser
voirs, and that in the business part
of the city there were numbers of low-
spots that became nauseous puddles
and obstacles to traffic after a rain.
Sand, he said, they had been wishing
for; it was absolutely necessary; 110 one
disputed that fact, and the favorable
opportunity to secure a supply was at
Alderman Hill urged that there was
now no supply of sand, the Wharf Com-
pany hardly troubling themselves to
furnish it. Tlie source contemplated in
the contract was to be relied on, and,
besides, an important feeder for Galves-
ton was initiated.
Alderman llalff said that Mr. Hurley
had informed liim that lie would con-
sent to a modification of tlie terms as
proposed in the resolution—to make
tlie amount $20,000 a year for two years.
Alderman llalff said he was not au-
thorized to make the change, however,
in answer to Alderman Boyd, wlio in-
terrogated him on that point.
The resolution was put to vote and
adopted, Aldermen llalff, Dyer and
Schneider voting nay.
The contract with D. G. Kelly to re-
move tlie garbage from tlie streets was
ratified—terms $:340 per month.
The opinion of the City Attorney in
relation to the question as to whether it
required a two-thirds vote to make the
ccntruc t with the Narrow -Gauge, the
poiut having been raised at the last
Council meetiug, was received, the sand
matter having been disposed of.
The Committee on Hospitals and
Eoalth icported the following, which
Whoreas the Committee on Hospital and
Health have exmined the Quarantine Station
and rind thai the samo requires some slight
repairs which we deem necessary to put tlie
situ.,.- in proper e^mdiLiou for quarantine;
therefore be it
Resolved, That tlie sum of three hundred
(300) dollars or so much thereof as may be
nccessary, be and the same is hereby appro-
pi hituJ for that purpose.
Committee on Finance and Revenue
reported that iu compliance with resolu-
tion of the City Council, approved May
ti, 1870, they had disposed of $2o(19 40
county warrants at eighty cents to A.
J. Walker, Esq., amounting to$1805 52,
which has been paid over to the City
Treasurer, to tho credit of general
fund, as per voucher presented
Alderman l)yer here presented a com-
munication, which the Clerk read, in
which lie slated that, with tlie consent
of his colleagues on the Apportionment
Committee, ho asked leave to withdraw
the committee's report on finances for
1870 and retrenchment. He took occa-
sion to lament the heavy oxpenses, as he
thought, of tlie city, and still thought
something might be done with the prun-
ing knife, citingtlie Street Superintend
cut's pay roll and the pay of the police.
Alderman Hill suggested that the
imputation cast upon tlie Board by the
wording of the Alderman's remarks
was hasty and uncalled for. He thought
Alderman Dyer should co-operate with
other Aldermen in correcting evils, if
any, wherever found.
Alderman Carville was of the opinion
that Alderman Dyer should point out
the particular opportunities for re
trenchment, and make a report on the
matters he complained of to the Presi-
dent of the Board.*
Alderman Dyer said they could ;liave
made the pay of polico $90 per month
$10 less than now-, and the pay of la-
borers $1 50.
Alderman Boyd did not think well
of forcing the patrolmen t<» donate the
paltry sum of $10 each to the city or
leave the force. [By the terms of Mr.
Dyer's proposed reduction, the patrol
men's pay having been fixed for the
year, they would have to sign away to
the city $10 a month each.]
Alderman Marlow did not think it
proper to commence retrenchment finan
cicring among laboring men.
Alderman Dyer wanted his statements
spread on the minutes.
Alderman Hill was willing if lie was
allowed space just-below for an answer
he would make
Alderman Marlow moved to print and
circulate one thousand copies of Alder
man Dyer's remarks
Alderman Dyer moved to dispense
with Alderman Marlow.
The report of Alderman Dyer was
Alderman Dyer then presetted his
resignation, which, the chair stated
would come up under new business.
The License and Assessment Com
mittee recommended the dismissal of
the suit against J. Vedder, in reference
to assessment. Adopted.
The report of the Lamp-post Com
mittee in favor of a lamp at Twentieth
and Mechanic streets, was adopted.
Gen. Waul was elected to fill a va
cancy on the board of public library
The printing contract question was
Alderman Boyd wanted to know
whether they were to consider the old
bids after tlie Mayor had vetoed the
award made on one of them.
The acting Mayor regarded the old
bids as matter for the Council's consid
Alderman Hill had with the rest of
them seen the rates of all the papers,
He regarded the Civilian's bid the
cheapest by their terms, and movsd
after making a comparison, to award
that paper the contract, the payment to
be in scrip and tlie bond to be $10,
Alderman Marlow thought that in
law the Commoner was entitled to the
The vote w-asthen taken on Alderman
Hill's motion, the nays being Aldermen
Dyer, Marlow and Halff. The chair
announced that the motion was adopted.
Alderman Schneider's objections to
the accounts of tlie Street Superintend
ent were next taken up. He objected
to the clerk and time-keeper's hire and
the employment by the Superintendent
of three foremen; also to the April
lumber and hardware bill, because he
could see no orders for these material
save those of the Superintendent, and
asked to have his statements spread on
Alderman Boyd having called for the
requisitions for tlie material referred to,
they were presented, and Mr. Lougliery
being called on to explain the other
matteTs, stilted that tlie clerk aud time
keeper were one person; that he re
quired a clerk, a foreman for his
grading hanfls, and one for each fifteen
drays; that he had now at work thirty
three men with one foreman, and fifteen
drays with one foreman.
On motion, Alderman Schneider, w-lio
renewed his request, was allowed to
have liis protest entered on the minutes,
An ordinance, No. 22, by Alderman
Section 1. That sections 1, 3, 3, 1, 5 and
Revised Ordinances of tho city of Ualveaton
to provide for the redemption of city warrants
and to set aside a special fund for special ap-
propriation, approved October 5. 1S75, be and
the same are hereby repealed.
Section 2. That this Ordinance take effect
and be iu force from and after its passage.
Alderlnan Schneider called up the
matter of continuing the city printing
to tho Texas Post on present terms.
Alderman Marlow stated that as the
Alderman was for retrenchment, he
might let tho question pass.
The Printing Committee asked and
were granted further time.
Alderman Dyer called for action on
Alderman Hill hoped he would not
resign, but remain and co-operate with
liis colleagues in tlie thankless work
Alderman Dyer said if he could be of
any service he would withdraw his re
signation, which he did, saying that he
did so for the present.
Alderman Marlow offered tlie follow
ing, which was adopted;
Whereas there being a preat number of
destitute poor at present in our city, and tlie
county officials having refused to grant any-
more relief; therefore be it
Resolei ■/, That liis Honor the Mayor lie re-
quested to appoint tlie Finance Committee as
a special committee to confer with the proper
county officers, and to devise some plan to re
lieve our poor.
On motion adjourned.
Some ol' Their Impressions Gained
During tUcIr Stay.
The party of prominent gentlemen
and their families, after spending Sun-
day in our midst, left yesterday morning
at ti o'clock on their special train for
Austin. The gentlemen composing the
party, most of whom have never been
in this part of the South before, ex-
pressed themselves to a News reporter
as pleased, far beyond expectation, with
our climate, location and luxuries.
Tliey are all familiar with seaside and
popular winter resorts, and any opinion
coming from them is worth considera-
tion. Mr. McCreary, one of the party,
a gentleman of wealth and large busi-
ness interests, said to a reporter: " This
is my first visit, but I hope it will not
be my last. I see no use of going to
winter iu Florida while Galveston ex-
Sunday afternoon, at 4 o'clock, the
tarty drove to the beach at the head of
Twenty-first street, and securing bath-
houses, donned tlioir bathing dresses
aud enjoyed a surf bath, a In Long
Branch or Cape May. And right here
it may as well be noted that now the
example has been set for day surf bath
ing, as it is at every other Sea-side resort
except Galveston. The example isunex
c'iptiouablc, for the party who have just
left the city, after having, with charac-
teristic aptitude for enjoying all luxu-
ries attainable wherever they may be,
exhausted the list afforded by Galveston,
is composed chiefly of the' first people
of New York business and social cir-
C'os. The News has always urged tlie
claims of Galveston as a resort for surf
bathing, as it is at other resorts, and our
eminent visitors have left their practi-
cal indorsement of this view. Said one
of the gentlemen to a reporter at the
Southern Hotel, Sunday night:
1 can safely say I never enjoyed a
more agreeable surf bath in my life.
The beach slopes gradually off, and
there is not tlie slightest evidence of
holes or undertow. Galveston is pccu
liarly fortunate in possessing such a
The party were especially pleased with
the flowers in bloom evervwhere and
kep.t themselves supplied during their
stay. They were called on Sunday by a
number of our citizens who had ac-
quaintances among them.
It is the object of the party in mak-
ing this trip to see for themselves the
country, and to become acquainted with
the railroads in which they hold stock,
besides representing the foreign bond-
Ancient Order of Hibernian*.
The officers elected at the second meet
ing of this society are: Bernard Lough
cry, Jr., County Delegate; B. Lough-
e.ry, Sr., President; Jus. O. Toole, Vice
President; Capt. J-. S. Moore, Treasu-
rer; Michael Enright, Recording Secre-
tary; Michael Lennon, Financial Secre-
tary. The above officers compose the
board of directors. The society adopted
a constitution and by-laws and initiated
one new member, having received five
A slip cut from the Commoner, giving
what purported to be a comparison of
tlie bids made by that paper and the bid
made by the News for the city printing,
was placed upon the desk of each alder
man at the Council meeting last even
ing. Each slip was inclosed in an enve
lope which had printed on it, " Treasu-
rer's Office, G. H. and H. R. R." The
question is asked, how came it that
those envelopes were used? Will some
U. S. Circuit and District Courts
The court met yesterday morning at
10 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The minutes of Saturday were read
D. L. 241. United States vs. F. W,
Glenn et al. Set for to-day.
C. L. 502. United States vs. Milton
Staff ct al. Continued by consent.
C. L. '140. United States vs. llender
son T. Branch et al. Verdict for the
In re D. Alexander & Bro., bank
rupts, subpeena duces tecum ordered
to be served upon assignee to bring
books etc. into court.
P. S. McICenua was sworn as a juror
in the place of Richard Allen.
C. L. 519. United States vs. F. W.
Glynn et al. Set for 16th.
C. L. G68. United States vs. Central
Railroad Company. Set for June 16.
C. L. 897. United States vs. Milton
Continued for service.
United States vs. Milton
Set for 22d May.
United States vs. Milton
Set for 22d May.
United States vs. A. W,
nisi set aaitle nud
The billiard match came off at the
Opera House last night, Mr. Stone being
winner; whereupon Mr. Maggioli pro-
posed to play him the same game of 500
points, which was accepted, and in the
same placc at 8 o'clock to-night. Ad-
mission has been reduced to 50 cents.
Stapp ct als.
C. L. 898.
Stapp et als.
C. L. 899.
Stapp ct als.
C. L. 923.
Spencer. J udgment
C. L. 93-1. United States vs. A. B
Stall et al. Set for June 1.
D. L. 220. United States vs. E. Wil
son et al. Judgment final against each
of the sureties for $500, and judgment
for $2000 against Wilson.
D. L. 221. United States vs. E. Wil
son et al. Consolidated with previou:
case and judgment same.
D. L. 235. United States vs. John
W. Tompkins. Verdict for $89 39.
p. L. 240. United States gs. J. C.
Gorliam. Judgment final for $50.
D. L. 252. United States vs. George
A. Race ct al. Continued on motion
D. L. 253. United States vs. George
A. Race et al. Same entry.
United States vs. A. B. Hall et al
Set for June 1.
The court was then adjourned to
this morning at 10 o'clock.
The following case* are on the trial
calendar for to-day:
C. L.- 940. Charles L. Lewis vs. City
D. C. 241. United States vs.
Glenn et al.
C. L. 519. United States vs. F.
Glenn et al.
The courts met yesterday morn
ing at 10 o'clock, pursuant to adjourn
The minutes of Saturday were- read
7443. Christian .Ionian vs. James P.
Sherwood. Continued by consent
6081. Esther Y. League vs. John C
Watrous et als. N. A. McPhaul, next
friend of his minor children John
Henry and Alice McPhaul, had leave
of court to file his intervention subject
to proper exceptions. Entered —
7520. Schwarz it Burgowcr vs. Sbisa
tfc Orttla. The defendants have leave to
amend, and the case is continued by
8745. Martin T. Casson and wife vs
Nicholas Bohn and J. Atkins, Sheriff
Defendant's motion to dissolve injunc
tion and dismiss the bill in this cause
is continued to June term.
7470. Daniel Goos vs. Chas. H. Leon
ard. Plaintiff's motion for new trial is
argued to the court and is overruled
Plaintiff excepts and gives motion of
Sheriff Jordan returned the follow
ing panel, which was organized and
sworn as a petit jury: M. Kenefick, It.
Drew, O. M. Hartwick, F. Schell, "Wm.
McCluskey, A. Ilamlen, M. Kccnan, H.
Martin, J. It. Bradley, Robert Line
back, J. Hill, George Bauhans.
8446. Virginia F. Bolton vs. John F,
Bolton et al. Still on trial.
At 6 p. m. the Court adjourned to this
morning at 9:30 o'clock.
The following cases are on the trial
calendar for to-day.
6528. Rust vs. Selle.
6988. Cottenham vs. Hobby.
6989. Cottenham vs. Frazell.
7445. Towsey vs. Jockuscli ct al.
Crimlual District Court.
The court met yesterday morning, at
10 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Grand Jury came into court and
presented nine additional indictments
all felonies. Thus far there have been
no indictments presented for misde
meanors. The court then adjourned
to Wednesday morning, at 11 o'clock.
Recorder Westerlage, presiding.
Griswell, charged with vagrancy ana
with being drunk and down, was dis-
charged in both cases; the first charge
not being proven, and on the last charge
it being his first offense.
Mrs. Gilmore, alias "liapidan," for
being drunk and disorderly, was fined
$3 aud costs, or five days in the city
John Lindebell, d. d., was discharged,
it being his first offense.
John Miller, charged with vagrancy,
John Smith, same charge and same
Fred. Bondics, for trotting a team on
a wharf, was lined $3 and costs. Paid.
Ed. Holmes, for disorderly conduct
and abusing, insulting and threatening
Joe Haynes, was fined $5 and costs, or
seven days in the City Jail, and to labor
on the street, and was also required to
executc a peace bond in the sum of $200,
or be further imprisoned fifteen days,
and to labor on the streets during that
Henry Dean, for being drunk and dis-
orderly, was fined $5 and costs, or seven
days in the City Jail, and to labor on the
Henry Burns, for disorderly conduct,
was fined $10 and costs, or fifteen days
in jail, and to labor on the streets.
McGuinness, d. d., was discharged, it
being his first appearance.
Charles Cook and Ed. Morgan, for
lighting, were fined $5 and costs each,
or seven days in jail, and to labor on
Sallie Delaney and Ada Jones,
charged with fighting, had their case
continued to enable them to secure the
attendance of witnesses in their be-
S. Vernon, d. d., was discharged, it
it being his first appearance.
James Dixon, d. d., discharged for
the same reason.
Dick Nagle and James Nagle, charged
with fighting, had their case continued
to the 17th.
B. Christopher, William Widdell and
J. Cooper, charged with fighting, were
tried, and Christopher and Widdell
were discharged, while Cooper, bein.
proved to bo the guilty party, was
fined $5 and costs, or seven days in the
city jail, and to labor on the streets.
Brazie DeBlance, charged with haul
ing sand from prohibited limits, was
tried. The accused hauled sand from
the premises of Mr. Henry James, and
he had a certificate from the City En-
ineer and Superintendent of the
itreets, certifying that Mr. James'prop-
erty is above grade. The evidence also
showed the accused took sand from the
sidewalk, and for this he was fined $10
and costs, or fifteen days in the city jail,
and to labor on the streets.
Tho Ileidenlieimer cases for alleged
violation of the sanitary regulations of
the city, are set for trial in the Recor-
der's Court this morning, at 9 o'clock.
It. P. O'Sliaunnessy, charged with
discharging liqp-aruis within tlie city
William Railton, charged with as
eaulting and striking James Harrington.
Another JHustenl Treat Promised,
The following correspondence took
Galveston, May 15, 1876.
Mr. Max Fehrmann:
Dear Sir—Knowing that you have led
the orchestra at the Opera House for
the past two seasons, anil always aided
freely in beneficial performances, we the
undersigned beg to tender you a bene
fit, to be given on any evening or at
any tunc you may choose.
Very respectfully yours.
D. W. Oppenlieimer, E. Levy, Jr.
S. Weinberg, A. Drey,
H. Goettinger, W. E. Cohen,
W. H. Hunter, J. B. Lulor,
A. Rosenwald, A. G. Piddian.
Gentlemen—Your kind communica
tion is received, and I thank you cor
diallv for your consideration. I shall
be pleased to have the benefit come off
on Friday evening, tlie 20tli instant, at
tlie Trcmont Opera House, and will do
all I can to make the entertainment
Very respectfully and truly yours,
Max Feu km ann.
Galveston, May 15, 1876.
Bought since the great troubles in
the Eastern markets. Call at I. Keif
fer's, 173 Market street. Such a stock
of shoes was never before offered in
this city at such prices.
Puni.ic speakers and singers will find
"Brown's Bronchial Troches" bene
ficial in clearing the voice before speak
ing or singing, and relieving the throat
after any exertion of the vocal organs
For coughs and colds, the Troches are
I Admit of no Competition
in the price, the elegance and the per
fection of my ready-made linen suits
and trimmed hats for ladies. Tlie styles
are new, and the best talent in makinj
them is at my command. Buy one ant
you will be satisfied. Sii.vain Levy,
Corner 22d and Market streets.
San Francisco, May 14.—Revenue
officials yesterday discovered an under-
ground pipe leading from Bay View-
Distillery in South San Francisco to an
outlet uuder the wharf of the estab-
lishment, some 100 yards distant,
whence evidently large amounts of
crooked whisky have been shipped. An
assessment of $175,000 lias been levied
on the Antiocli Distillery on account of
alleged crooked whisky manufiictured
last" year. The proprietor, Charles
Yost, claims that the assessment is in
the nature of blackmail, because he re-
fused to inform on other distillers, and
proposes memorializing Congress to
National Surgical Institute, Indian-
Three or more of tlie Surgeons of
the Institute will visit points iu Texas
Dallas—May 16, 17, 18 and 19, 1876,
at the Crutchfield House. r
Galveston—May 23, 24, 25 and 36,
1870, at tlie Washington Hotel. 1
Austin—May 30, and 31, June 1, and
2, 1870, at the City Hotel.
San Antonio—June 0, 7, 8 and 9,
1876, at tlie Menger House.
As this is the last visit which these
Surgeons will make to Texas, we ad-
vise all the afflicted to see them this
time without fail.
A Free Chance and Cheaper Goods.
For the next few dajs the undersigned
are offering everything at and below-
cost, and every lady or gentleman buy-
ing for or over $10 00 worth of goods,
will receive a phkh chance for a $75 00
lace shawl, and 13 other prices, which
can be seen at their establishment.
These gentlemen have received the finest
and latest styles of parasols and sash
ribbons; also, ladies'ready-made linen;
percales and lawn suits; also, 500 pieces
of the very nicest embroideries, etc.
Beautiful assortment of ladies' under-
wear. Give us a call and you will be
delighted. A. & S. Levy,
131 Market street.
P. S.—1200 pieces of nicest calicoes
will arrive next Tuesday, May lOtli, at
21 yards for $1, and 100 pieces best soft
finished domestic at 8 cents yer yard.
It is reported that Boschee's German
Syrup has, since its introduction in the
L nited States, reached the immense sale
of 40,000 dozens per year. Over 6000
druggists have ordered this medicine
direct from the factory at Woodbury, N.
J., and not one has reported a single fail-
ure, but every letter speaks of its aston-
ishing success in curing severe Coughs,
Colds settled on the Breast, Consump-
tion, or any disease of the Throat and
Lungs. Any person that has any pre-
disposition to weak lungs is advisea to
;jo to the druv; store of D. E. Scliool-
tield and get this medicine or inquire
about it. Regular size, 75 cents. Sam-
ple bottle, 10 cents. Two doses will
relieve any case. Don't neglect your
cough. T. C. Thompson, Wholesale
Agent for Texas.
A Signal Victory.
DOMESTIC VS. FOREIGN MALT LIQUOItS.
The consumption of malt liquors of
domestic production has been materially
curtailed in the past by the difficulty of
bottling lager beer so that it would keep
its strength anil flavor unimpaired in
any climate. This difficulty has been
completely overcome by the E. An-
heuser Company of St. Louis, who at-
tained this result after a long series of
expensive experiments. This is not a
mere assertion; it is a fact well estab-
lished by the quantity of the company's
bottled beer that has been consumed in
the United States during the past two
seasons, and by the increased demands
upon the company's brewery. Families
and retail dealeis should insist on being
supplietl with the E. Anheuser brand of
bottled beer in preference to any other.
It contains nothing deleterious, and the
company uses only the best grain and
hops in brewing it.
Baltimore, May 15.—Bishop Simp-
son presided. Motion to strike out
" Holy Catholic and one universal
Church of Christ" in tlie baptismal
ritual was referred to Committee on
Rituals. Rev. Mr. Patten, delegate
from the Presbyterian Church, delivered
his address, which was applauded.
The Itllssouri Whisky Ring;.
Jefferson City, May 14.—A. C
Davis, indicted for complicity in
whisky frauds, has been acquitted.
New Orleans Whisky Cases.
New Orleans, May 14.—The grand
jury in the United States Court re-
turned eight indictments yesterday.
Buy your dry goods from us. In
notions and fancy goods we have great-
ly reduced our figures. Come and
price our embroideries, of which we
have a splendid assortment. Ribbons
in all grades, shades and widths. Para-
sols and fans, a new lot, just in. We
will be pleased to show you through
our stock. LoebBros.,
177 Market street.
Jesse Pomeroy is in good health and
growing stout, and will soon be strong
enough to hang.
The unveiling of the Schiller lnonu-
ment atMarbach, in Germany, will take
place on May 9, the anniversary of tlie
The Springfield Republican appro-
priately heads Senator Jones's late
speech, "Jones On His Metal."
Miss Dickinson thinks of the critics
as they thought of her dresses. And
they considered her dresses showed too
And there's to be a Centennial do
show, too. Now, Rover, Carlo, and
Towser, brace up and hold yourselves
The death of the Countess of Derby
will interfere with the presentation of
certain American ladies at the Court of
St. .Tames this month. The Countess
was verv partial to American ladies.
The Detroit Free Pre.is is authority
for tlie statement that such American
girls as have married Chinamen pro
nounce them excellent husbands.
"John" does all the work, while his
wife reads all the novels.
The English sculptors will not be so
well represented at Philadelphia as the
English painters. The misfortunes of
Mr. Acton Adams, who had a statue
smashed to pieces at Vienna, have dc
terred them. They do not know how
much more gentle is the American than
the Austrian baggage smasher.
Mr. Carl Rosa is now conducting his
company in triumph through tlie En
lish provinces, winning thanks and
praise everywhere for his success in es
tablishing English opera upon what the
newspapers fondly hope to be a perma
A Democratic campaign club in Mo
hawk, N. Y., has facetiously called it
self tlie "Conkling Club," after the
names of its officers, which are as fol
lows: President, Timothy Conkling
Vice-President, John Conkling; Treas
urer, William Conkling; Secretary
The Pope is rather reserved and aus
tore in his demeanor. You can't put
your feet on the top of his desk and
ask him for a chew, and talk over base
ball and the presidential prospects with
liim, and feel as easy and comfortable
as vou do with some persons.
How custom tyrannizes over a man
A Boston clergyman who exchanged
pulpits with a brother of the same city
last Sunday broke completely down in
the midst of his sermon. lie assigned
as a reason therefor that it made him
nervous not to hear somebody snore.
A Vermont court gave a wholesome
little lecture, the other day, to a woman
who applied for divorce on tlie ground
that her husband was a drunkard, and
abused her. Tlie court asked her if she
knew that he was a drinking man when
she married him, and she admitted that
she did. Tlie judge said that when a
woman marries such a man, with her
eyes open, she ought to stand by tlie
risk she has taken, and a divorce should
not be granted.
NOTES AND OPINIONS.
Ex- Gov. Henry A. Wise, of Vir-
ginia, recommends to the Deinocracy
the nomination of Gen. Hancock for
president. He says lie would stump
the country for him.
Tilden, Thurman, or Bayard, as the
presidential candidate, insists the New-
York Herald, with the prospect of the
remaining two in the Cabinet, would
decide tlie result of tlie presidential
election before the day of voting ar-
We of the South are ready to vote for
the Democratic nominee for President
without asking any questions. The
party in power has so shamefully out-
raged every principle of republican gov-
ernment in its treatment of tho South
that we are glad to take the riak of find-
ing a friend in at* stranger that mny
offer us his hand.—Richmond JJispatcfi.
ISa-a. ba-a, colored folks,
Hare you any wool •
Yes, sir, yes. sir.'
Three States full.
One for Morton,
One for Blaine,
And one for the Great Unknown
That's hiding in the lane.
St, Louis Times.
The Kecne (N. II.) Sentinel has closcd
its ballot-box and counted the votes,
which show the following results:
Blaine and Bristow, 421; Bristow and
Blaine, 238; Bristow and Wheeler, 29;
Bristow and Cragin, 16: Blaine and
Wheeler, 8; Bristow and Curtis, 3;
Conkling and Hayes, 1; Conkling and
Bristow, 1; Adams and Bristow, 1;
Bristow and Hayes, 1.
Coke is Senator from Texas at last.
Representative Hancock's Union record
wtis sufficient to damn his prospects,
notwithstanding his conceded ability.
Coke's Confederate record secured his
election, notwithstanding his conceded
lack or ability. Thus the Confederacy
has made one more step in the direction
of gaining within the Union what it
failed to gain without.—National Re-
The Buffalo Courier, (Dem.) while say-
ing " it is possible, but neither probable
nor indispensable to a Democratic tri-
umph in the nation, that Ohio will de-
clare for the Democratic party in Octo-
lier next, thinks that an approval of Sen-
ator Thurman by tlie Democratic con-
vention of his own State '' would be a
victory of the best clement of the party
over those who are responsible for its
reverses of last year, and would probably
secure a delegation from the State which
would contribute to harmony and a sat-
isfactory result at St. Louis."
The ISew York Sun says the Radical
party must lie destroyed, and adds:
" Yet, with all these developments and
others which are sure to come, the sur-
face has been barely scratched. The
bottom facts can not possibly be
reached, antl the whole truth known
until this administration is driven, root
and branch, out of power, and the Re-
publican party is crushed into powder.
The two are inseparably connected to-
gether. in spite of any personal antago-
nism which may exist, or the individual
purity of somo leaders and many fol-
lowers. Corruption has so spread
through t he whole machinery of govern-
ment that reform is impracticable with-
out new heads and new hands. The
Itepublican party must lie annihilated.
There is no other safety."
A. Alpcora Bradley is charged with
being a candidate for Congress iu tlie
Fifth South Carolina District.
Three negroes, charged with digging
into graves in Hamburg, S. C.,and rob-
bing tliem of the bones of the dead,
were arrested in that village last week.
Tliey were put on trial, when it was
developed that they had been selling
the teeth and bones found in the graves.
One of them claimed that he was look-
ing for buried treasure. They were all
Charleston JYews and Courier: The
rebuilding of the upper portion of King
street, and tlie side street thereabout,
lately destroyed by the great fire, is still
progressing with much activity. Many
of the buildings which were mentioned
a few weeks ago as having been started
are now completed, presenting bright
and handsome appearances.
A large whale was captured near the
lighthouse, six miles cast of Beaufort, a
few days ago, whieh will yield over
2000 gallons of oil. This monster was
so large that, in getting it ashore to the
beach, it grounded on tlie outer reef in
ten feet of water. The bone is seven
feet long, and the entire length of the
whale is seventy feet.
The commencement sermon of Em-
ory College (Ga.) will be preached on
Sunday. July 17, by Bishop Pierce.
The junior "exhibition will take place
on Tuesday, July 18, and the sopho-
more prizes will be delivered by Hon.
II. V. M. Miller. The alumni address
will be delivered on Tuesday by Rev.
J. W. Heiilt. On Wednesday, the ora-
tion before tlie literary societies by Rev.
A. W. Wilson, of Washington city.
Greenville (S. C.) News: Mr. Law-
rence Cox was killed near Iluntersville
on Wednesday, by a negro man. The
parties were working the road, when a
difficulty occurred, and the negro struck
Mr. Cox with an ax, the blow killing
liim instantly. The negro ran off, and
is at large. There had been an old feud
between Mose Parks and Cox, aud a few
words were passed, when he was stricken
down with an ax. His brother was also
struck with an ax in the back, and
knocked down. Two white men who
were with the Cox brothers, ran off as
soon as the melee commcnecd.
Raleigh (N. C.) News: The Raleigh
ladies have determined the designs for
the Centennial banner they are now at
work on. It will bear the shield of the
State with all the revolutionary battlo
fields in the corner. On the reverse
side will be put the products of the
State, cotton-bolls, grain, sheaves of
grain, and the pine tree in the center,
very much tlie design as is used on
the shield of the State Agricultural
Society. Mecklenburg's 22d of May
and the Hornet's Nest will not be for
gotten. The Hag will lie set in a frame
of tlie native woods of the State five by
seven feet, aud will be protected on
cither side by glass, to keep it from
being defaced or tarnished by the air,
and thus being sealed air tight, it can
be kept indefinitely. The ground on
which the work will be oxecuted .will
be the best white flag silk; a portion of
the work will be plaited, and the re
mainder will be the best embroidery
work that can lie executed at the hands
of the ladies. It is also proposoil to
have a picture of the revolutionary
battle-field painted in miniature at the
corners of the flag.
IIOI'STON LOCAL ITEMS.
AitRF.8TF,r>.—John Kelly and J. II.
Dashield were arrested Sunday on
charge of being suspicious characters.
Both were lodged in jail.
Change of Gauge.—There has as
yet been no official announcement of
the change of gauge on the Central from
Ilearne, down; still it is understood it
will take place before fall.
Released.—Andrew Parr, colored,
charged with burglary, of Blackstone's
store, at head of Dallas street, lias been
dismissed, the evidence being insuf-
ficient to hold the accused.
Drowned.—A boy, whose name
could not bo ascertained, was drowned
in the bayou about 5 o'clock last even-
ing, while bathing. Justice Brashear
held an inquest. The drowning seems
to have been accidental.
More Burglary.—A warrant was is-
sued yesterday for searching the prem-
ises of Wiley Wilson, colored, charged
with robbery of the house of Herman
Busse, outside the city limits, of a lot
! of clothing and wearing apparel.
Left for Austin.—The party of
prominent railroad men and capitalists
from New Yoak, who passed Sunday in
Galveston, arrived in Houston at 8.45
a. m. yesterday (Monday) morning, and
after a delay of an hour, took a special
train at 10.45 a. m. for Austin.
Shipped.—The information from a
prominent official of the Texas Western
Narrow Gauge Railway, is that over
forty miles of iron have been shipped
from the rolling mills in Illinois. Work
ou the road is now actively progressing,
under the immediate suinfrvision of Su-
Tramps in Trouble.—A couple of
tramps, calling themselves Geo. W. Bar-
ber and W. H. Grayliam,. were arrested
Sunday evening, and lodged in jail, on
a warrant charging them with the rob-
bery of Mr. W. H. Hudson, at the At-
lantic boarding-house, kept by P. J.
Foster, corner Milam and Congress
streets. Hudson and the two tramps
were the only persons in an apartment
up stairs; Hudson lay down for a snooze,
and liung up his coat, containing liis
pocketbook, near them: when he awoke,
$60 of his money—all he had—was gone.
Grayliam and Barber were each by Jus-
tice Brashear bound over in $500 to ap-
pear at the Criminal Court. Not giving
bond, they went to jail.
East asd Wmt Texas Narrow
Gaugk Railway.—It was ascertained
by the Houston reporter of the News
yesterday, in an interview with Mr. Paul
Bremond, president of this enterprise,
that the prospects for its early building
are not unsatisfactory. Mr. Bremond
has just retuijied from a visit to Slireve-
port, which is to bo tho northeastern
terminus of the road, and reports the
people and capitalists in that quarter as
most favorably disposed.
Already have seven miles been graded
from Shrevcport southeast toward Lo-
gansport on the Sabine, and in the direc-
tion of Houston. Mr. Bremond will in
in a few days call upon the capitalists
of Houston and Galveston to subscribe
to stock. If $75,000 additional subscrip-
tion can be had it will assure tho imme-
diate ami speedy building of the roail to
the Trinity, which it strikes near Cold
Springs, San Jacinto county.
The Rase for Ponies in Paris.
All Paris is crazy this spring about
horses. One correspondent of an Eng-.
lisli paper says he counted fifty-seven
ladies on horseback in a single alley of
tlie Champs Elysces one morning. The
rage is for ponies in particular. The
chronicler of the Illustration thus dis-
courses on tlie subject: "As to ponies,
especially if they have short tails and
manes clipped brusli-fashion (antj that
gives most of them, by the way, when
they lack grace of proportions, tlie gen-
eral appearance of boars at bay), people
fairly light for them; tliey are all the
rage. To-day it is impossible for a man
with the least pretension to fashion to
appear except mounted on a micros-
copic pony.* And the bigger, taller an/1
slimmer the rider, by so much must the
pony be smaller and shorter. You ask
why; but, good heavens, I don't know!
I have been asking a fortnight, and
can't find out."
MARKETS B1 TELEGRAPH
Taris, May 15.—Rentes 105f 17V£c.
nkw York, May 13.—Oold opened at 112^.
Nkw York, May 15—Noon.—Stocks dull and
steady. Money—3 per cent. Gold Ex-
change—long 4.SSWJ; short 4VOV6. State bonds
quiet and nominal. Governments active and
Eve.—Stock* are dull and steady; New York
Central II0J4; Erie 14V£; Lake Shore 54%;
Illinoiff Central y5W^Pittsburgh 92%; North-
western : Northwestern, preferred, :
Rock Island 10%
The Sub-Treasury balances are: Gold, $4«,-
374,476; currency, $37,778,^X5. The Sub-Treas-
urer paidi out $<*4.00U 011 account of interest,
and 515^,000 for bonds. Customs receipts,
Nkw Orleans, May 15.—Gold 113. Ex-
change—sight % premium; sterling, bank,
Foreisu Cotton markets.
Liverpool, May 15.—Spot dull and easier;
Uplands 6}£d; Orleans 6 5-ltki: sales 8000
bales, of which 5.SQJ were American. Imports
20,400 bales, of which 4900 were American.
Arrivals flat and lower. Middling Uplands,
Low Middling clause:
May-JuiTo delivery 5 31-32d; June-July deliv-
ery ti l-32d; July-August delivery ti 3-3&d; Au-
gust-September delivery 6 3-16d.
Domestic Cotton IHarkets.
New Orleans, May 15, 3:30 p. m.—Cotton-
Market steadier; sales '-i000 bales.
Ordinary 8c; Good Ordinary UVic; Low
Middling 10^c; Middling ll^c.
New York, May 15.—Cotton—spot opened
quiet, ruled steady, and closed firm. Sales—
210 bales to exporters, 353 bales to spinners,
and tMK) baler* to speculators; total 11H3 bales.
Ordinary s&|C; Good Ordinary H%c: Low
Middling llj-^c; Middling Uplands 12 3-Hie;
Middling Alabama 12 5-1 tfc; Middling Orleans
12:^c; Middling Texas 12%c.
Futures opened easier, rallied 011 the first
call, and advanced steadilv until the close.
The market closed firm and higher 011
all months. Sales 57,700 bales.
May 12J<4c, June 12 5-lfic, July 12t$c, August.
129£c, September 12%c, October 12>£e, Novem-
ber 12%c. December 12%c.
Baltimore, May 15—Noon.—Floor is quiet
and steady; Howard street and western super-
flue $3 25(ff.$4 50: extra $4 25(?>,5 50; fjuully
Ct Kf\r* -* /hi. C'l Kj \r~, 1 iu). •> 1 ,
FOI BTH OF JULY.
Have a Little Centennial at Uoine.
Galvlston, Tex., Mny 14, 1870;
Eds. New*—Galvcfiton being the prin-
cipal city of the State and claiming as
patriotic a class of citizens as are to be
found anywhere in our grea^Republic,
I suggest that a meeting of citizens be
at once called in order to take steps to-
wards having some kind of services in
commemoration of "Independence
Day" on the coming "Fourth of
Julv," " '70."
To that end can not an aarangement
be made with the owners of Schmidt's
Garden, or the newly formed " Germa-
nia Garden," in the western part of our
city, to give the free use of their inci-
sures to the inhabitants of th- city to
hold a sort of picnic (free to all) and
celebration in? The reading of the
"Declaration of Independence" by
some one of the many talented lawyers
and reader*, in town, would doubtless
be enjoyed by many who have never
either read or heard read—including
those who have forgotten—that admi-
rable forensic instrument.
To the children of our citizens such
an assembling, with plenty of flags and
a suitable military salute and display,
would be of the greatest benefit, as it
would probably be the beginning to
them of their ideas of patriotism; and a
nobler passion than " American patriot-
ism " can not exist, nor ever has existed.
A Lover of II is Country.
If England doesn't give up Winslow
we must l>e revenged. Why not catch
Martin Farqnliar Tnpper when he comes
over here and keep liim?
$5 50(^7 00; superfine S3 50<£n4 (jo; extra $4 50
fa7 00; rio brands $7 50(^7 75; family
Wheat Is firm; Pennsylvania red $1 45; Mary-
land red $1 20<&>1 50; amber $1 52<&1 53;
white $1 35<fol 48. Corn—southern quiet and
easier; western fairly active and firm; south-
ern white 60(gj62c; yellow fl2c.
New York, May 15.—Noon.—Flour is quiet
and steady. Wheat a shade firmer and 111 on-
active. Corn is steady. Pork firm at $20«j.8l.
Lard firmer; steam $13. Spirits of Turpentine
heavy at 35(fr,35^c. Freights firm.
New York, May 15—Evening—Flour 5c bet-
ter on shipping grades; superfine western and
State $4 15(&tf 10; southern a shade firmer;
common to fair $'> 10; good choice $tf IbCt,
8 tfO. Wheat l&.2c better: fuir extra demand
for continent and Great Hritain, mainly for
continent; $1 44(&1 52 for white western.
Corn closed steady at tf3e. Oats heavy and
declining: 30<Q>47e for mixed western and
State; 45(^.52c for white western and State.
Coffee—Rio dull and nominal. Sugar steady.
Molasses steady and unchanged. Tallow more
steady at H%c. Rosin quiet. Turpentine easy.
Pork heavy*; new mess $21 50. Lard closed
heavy and lower: prima steam $12 97W@>13 00.
Whisky dull; $1 11 bid, $1 12 asked. Freights
quiet and Arm; cotton, sail, 7-32. steam V$d.
St. Louis, May 15.—Flour quiet and un-
changed; double extra fall $4 50<?£4 85; treble
extra fall $5 00<&5 50. Wheat dull; No. 2 red
fall saleable at fl 40. Corn higher; No. 2
mixed 45^c. Oats—«ixtra mixed by sample
mainly on track 2V(£32c. Rye dull and un-
changed. Bailey dull and unchanged. Poik
higher at $21 50(£;$21 75. Whisky steady and
firm at $1 08. Lard dull: 12c asked. Hulk
meats in good demand; holders asking higher
than buyers would give; closed —shoulders
7^c; clear rib 11c; clear sides 11%C- Bacon
higher; shoulders 8^@85ic; clear rib U7%(&
12c; clear sides 1214c. Hogs higher; bacon
fi 65(^7. Cattle—buyers and sellers apart:
some sales at a shade lower.
Receipts—wheat, 8500 bushels; corn 78,<MX)
oats, 17,000 bushels; rye, 2500 bushels; barley,
25,000 bushels; hogs, 1400.
New Orleans, May 15.—Flour is steady and
strong; strperflne $3 75; XX $4 25; XXX $4 50
©6; choice and family $fi 25^7 50. Cornmcal
firmer. Corn steady; white miXfed f'»2c; white
65c. (Jats Arm* choice 42c. Pork dull at
$^1 5tf(«fr21 75. Lard quiet; tierce, 13<&13J4c;
keg lS^je. Bulk meata quiet; shoulders 8^je;
clear rib rides 12}£e Bacon dull and un-
changed; shoulders i»Wc; clear rib sides 12^e;
clear sides 12%te. Whisky steady; rectified
$1 ll&l 13. Coffee steady; Rio ltf(fi>13$ic.
Sugar firm; fair to fully fair S^^r.s^c. Mo-
lasses in good demand; prime reboiled 4.V.
Rice—ordinary to prime 4%<2>tft4e. Bran
T J Behen, Dallas; T II Young. Clarksville:
A W Childress, Virginia; J L Garrison, sr
Louis; G V Scliott, city: I) J Baldwin. John
Spawn, Houston; Geo F Gage, Austin.
GRAND SOUTHERN HOTEL.
W II Mendenhall, Texas; J B luaiunt, m
Louis; Chowrombouskau and wife, San Fran-
cisco: Col nays, city; T W Bell, Pennsylva-
nia; II J Skinner, Texas; E I) Butler, city; L
Pomberston, Texas; J C Morris, Houston.
L Haas, Jr, city; Mrs Thatcher, Miss F
Thatcher, Miss Montgomery, J B Scully, S L
Cather, E It Akers, H Tully, R II Purdy, J A
Hooper, Texas; W M Purdy, New Orleans; N
M Dillon. Houston; Corilil, Houston: R D
Blossman, New Orleans.
Departures and Arrivals of illailN
at oalve3tow po6t-officii, texas.
Mails cl«se at:
5 a. m.—Daily, except Sunday, for Houston.
Texas Central to Hearne; Waco Tap R. R.;
Hempstead to Austin. For Columbia, Mata-
gorda and Brazoria counties 011 Monday,
Wednesday and Friday.
9 a. m.—For Houston, Intern. & Or. N. R. It.,
Northwestern, Louisiana. Northern Stab's,
(exc. Kansas. California. Nebraska and the
Territories), Tennessee, Virginias. Kentucky,
Arkansas, foreign countries. On Saturdays
for Houston city only. On Sundays for
Houston. Austin; Tex. Cent, from Corsicann
to Denison, Waco Tap R., int. & Gr. N.,
Northern and foreigpi States.
2 p. m.—DAily, except Sunday, for g., H. & II.
R. R., Houston and Austin; Texas Central
from Hearne to Denison. Waco Tap R.; («.,
H. 45: S. A. R. Northern States, foreign
countries. On Saturday, for Houston City
and g., II. andS. A. R. It., only.
10.15 a. m.—Daily, except Sunday, from Hous-
ton, Int. & G. N. R. R.
I p. m.—Daily, except Sunday, from Houston.
Texas Cent, and M., K. & T. R. R.
11 p. m.—Daily, except Sunday, from Houston,
and G.. if. & S. A. R. R.
J5 p. m.—Oh Sundays, froiri Houston, Texas
Cent., M., K. & T.
II. NEW ORLEANS MAIL.
(For Louisiana, Alabama, Florida. Mississippi.
North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia.;
11 a. m.—Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
1 p. m.—Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
7 a. m.—Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
10 a. m.—Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays.
HI. INDIANOLA MAIL.
Indiaolna, Gulf West R. R., Corpus Christi,
3 p. m.—Tuesdays, Thursdays. Saturdays.
7 a. m.—Same days.
IV. LIBERTY MAIL.
(Liberty Co., Wallisville, Anahuac, Moss Bluff.)
4 p. m.—On Sundays ami Thursdays.
6 k, m.—Tuesdays and Fridays.
V. SABINE PASS MAIL.
(Orange Co., Jefferson Co., Hardin Co., Bleak-
wood, Salem, Magnolia Springs, Cairo.)
10 a. M.—Wednesdays and Saturdays.
11 a. m.—Same days.
VI. BEAUMOMT MAIL.
(Smith's Point. Double Bayou, Taylor's Bayou
6.30 a. m.—On Mondays.
fl p. m.—On Fridays.
VII. CEDAR BAYOU MAIL.
Irregular, once a week.
r w VIIL NEW YORK
\ xa Kcj >v est to (Jalvcston, back oner ft woefc
Leaves Galveston Saturdays
C. ft. SABIN, P. M.
BiKlaop Press's 'Winter and Spring
Caney, Wednesday, May 17
Matagorda, Sunday. May 21
Trespalacios, Tuesday, May 38.
The offerxory will be a]>|i]i.-«t to dioeesan
missions. The elergy and lay read, ™ are » :u -
nestly requested to procure annual subscrip-
tions for this fund. The "Annual University
Offering, ' where it has not already been dor.e.
wdl be taken uv. I
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