The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 35, No. 234, Ed. 1 Friday, December 22, 1876 Page: 4 of 4
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A. 11. BELO & CO., Proprietors.
Friday, December 22, 1876.
ln«lor«cd by a Liberal Patronage.
There does not appear to bo any reluctance
on the part of this community to concede to
the Presentation Matinee a liberal support.
Tickets, which have been limited to the very
reasonable flpure of two thousand, are being
rapidly gathered in, and on the day of the
drawing there will be some genuine fun at the
< >pera House. The winners of prizes will be
happy ami the losers will retire with a good
grace, confident that they have been fairly
dealt with and fullv satisfied with the per-
formance of one of the finest theatrical com-
binations that ever appeared on thj American
J *v~" Screwmen's Benevolent Association has
a meeting this evening for election of officers.
Their attention is called to the notice in an-
The probabilities for to dav are: For the
Gulf States*, southeast to southwest w nds
and areas of rain, followed by partly cloudy
weather, stationary or slight rise in tempera-
ture. and slight changes in barometer.
[Observations taken at 3.24 p. M., Dec. 20.]
Locality. Bar. Ther Wind, Rain Weath.
Oondcana... 29.771 57 \
Denison .. .i29.78|
Fort Sill— 29.62
Change of barometer for last 8 hours—Gal-
veston .11 fall, Corsicana .18 fall, Indianola .13
Change of temperature for last 21 hours—
Galveston 6 rise. Corsicana 7 fall, Indianola
Taken by the Signal officer yesterday
for the twenty-four hours ending at 9.49
r. m., shows maximum temperature 05
degs.; minimum 57 Megs.
The decoration of Trinity Church
commenced yesterday, and will con-
tinue daily till finished.
This evening at 7 o'clock the Sun-
day school of St. James Church will
have their Christmas tree. Ladies of
t he church were yesterday engaged in
the preparations and decorations.
Trcmont Opera IIoiinc.
The engagement of the statue and va-
riety troupe expired with last night's
performance, which was given to a
smaller house than any during the stay
of the company.
The Opera House will be closed for
two days to open Monday, at Matinee,
with Purbish's Fifth Avenue Combina-
Wednesday a gentleman was arrested
while in a state of maudlin intoxication,
wandering around in the streets, and had
on his person a fine gold watch and over
f:i50 in money. Ilad he not been so
f ortunate as to have attracted the atten
tion of the officer, it is probable that
he would have been minus his wealth
when sobriety returned to him. As it
is, he is happy and his effects all right.
I ii ventilation.
To-day at 10 o'clock Fire Warden
E. McCormick will begin his formal in-
vestigations into the cause of the recent
fire on Market street. Capt. McCor-
mick. lias made strong efforts to un-
earth the mystery that obscures the in-
ception of this fire and he feels confi-
dent that by the time he completes his
labors, something strange will be de-
veloped. The investigation will be
held by Justice Gilbert.
The late fire on Buffalo bayou by
which the barge Bayou City and 077
bales of cotton were consumed, took
place a day earlier than the anniversary
of a similar, though less disastrous,
conflagration, by which the barge
Terry and 000 bales of cotton were de-
stroyed. The first loss took place De-
cember 17, 1875, at 2 p. m., at Morgan's
J'oint, and the last on the 10th inst., at
II A. M., not far from Lynchburg.
His Honor Acting-Mayor Nichols is
at his post supervising the affairs of
the city, and attending to the chronic
lamentations that come up from all
sides for assistance. So far, he has been
immovable in his adherence to retrench-
ments and reform, but a facetious cuss
would rob his Honor of all credit in
this matter on the grounds that his pe-
titioners so far have all been old women
and crippled men, and they are mean
enough to say that the first pretty girl
that turns the batteries of her beauti-
ful eyes upon the sympathetic heart of
his Honor will capture all that she
Col. J. W. Speight, of Waco, is in the
Hon. Geo. McCormick, of Columbus,
is in the city.
J. E. Foster, of Houston, was in the
State Senator A. I\ McCormick is at
H. W. Rogers, Chief Engineer, N. O.,
M. and T. road, passed through the city
yesterday to Harrisburg and Houston.
Visitors to the Cotton Exchange:
K. H. Andrews, Overton; Captain
Douglas, bark Kalema; Capt. J. C. Ito-
bets, Bell county; Major W. B. Wood,
Willis; Major T. F. Ueweese, Tyler; C.
11. Floyd, Wharton; H. W. Fisher,
The Council were reminded Wednes
day night by a petition, of the uneven
places in sidewalks, and the revival of
this subject may be fit opportunity to
mention a few of a large number of
stumbling places: Market, south side,
between Twenty-first and Twenty-sec-
ond streets, and both sides between
Eighteenth and Nineteenth streets;
Tremont, west side, between Market
and Postoflice streets; Mechanic, south
side, between Tremont and Twenty-
second streets; Broadway, north side,
between Twentieth and Twenty-first
streets, if, as has been affirmed, the
law on grading sidewalks contains a
loophole by which one may, without
fear of successful prosecution, put a
sidewalk above grade, the matter is one
deserving of attention of the Street
Committee. An amendment covering
the ease in plain, unmistakable terms,
will insure symmetry of banquettes, a
matter of ornament to the city, and
prevent stumbling, broken limbs and
suits for damages.
.Smoking in Car*.
It is painfully evident to those of
our citizens who have occasion to ride
frequently in the street cars that the
practice of smoking in the cars is dally
growing. The News has been fre-
quently asked of late to call the atten-
tion of the street railroad authorities to
the annoyance of tobacco smoke in
cars, where, displayed in large letters,
appears this nullity, "No Smoking Al-
lowed. A News reporter took rides
On Market, V\ innie, Beach and Avenue
l-t lines at different times, and smoking
was observed in every instance. Both
colored and white men indulge in this
practice. About 3 p. m. is an excellent
time to see how much smoke a car can
hold. About that time men are re-
turning from their solid meals, and
make good use of the time consumed
en route to "the store'' drawing away
at the fragrant Havana, with which
their custom is to treat themselves af-
ter eating. A citizen some time ago
informed a reporter that he had seen a
street car superintendent smoking in
Could it be? The reporter moved in
his own mind an investigation as soon
as possible. An opportunity arrived
and a superintendent of a Galveston
car line was seen snugly seated puffing
away at a good long one.
That ladies are daily annoyed by to-
bacco smoke while riding in street cars
is a fact, and it is hoped that their
wishes, backcd by general public
opinion, will give the street car authori-
ties nerve to enforce rigidly a rule they
have already laid down, viz: "No
smoking in this car."
A lumber dealer of Houston writes
the News, complaining in round terms
about the lack of transportation facili-
ties for his branch of trade, and thinks
too much attention is paid to hauling
cotton. The communication is rather
long, but the gist of it is as above
stated. The writer facetiously ob-
" When shall my troubles have an end—
The cars when shall I see?"
and calls upon superintendents of
roads to come up to the help of the
The view's of a prominent lumber
dealer of this city were solicited on
this matter. He said: "We would
like to have cars more promptly, but
considering all things we can not com-
plain." He thought cotton claimed the
first attention, as it was crowde 1 in a
short season and more liable to damage
from exposure. The difficulty was in
the lack of cars on the roads which,
though increasing stock every season,
do not keep up with swelling traffic.
It is the opinion of business men that
the matter is one for railroads to con-
sider; that they can not be unaware of
the fact that complaints such as that of
the lumber dealer are being made by
merchants and cotton men, all of whom
seem to agree that intentions of roads
to handle freights are good enough, but
do not avail so long as no step is taken
to strike at the root of the evil and put
on the extra rolling stock necessary.
But in regard to the latter said, in sub-
stance, a railroad man with whom a
News reporter conversed on crowd-
ed freights several days ago, it
must not be forgotten that few States
in the Union are increasing their gene-
ral trade in as great a ratio as Texas,
and "gluts" are of frequent occurrence
on many prominent lines in the North
and West. It was the result of shrewd
foresight that railroad building in
Texas the past year has been carried on
to greater extent, probably, than in
any other State, and with the advance
of the rail the trade sought after is in-
creased many fold by the carrying fa-
cilities so afforded.
Luscious oranges are among the deli-
cacies of the season.
Those trotting races will give sport
to the public at Oleander Park Satur-
J. F. Walthew was yesterday elected
visiting member of the Cotton Ex-
Already there are whisperings in so-
cial circles about the prospect of New
Galveston Longshoremen's Benevo-
lent Association have their first annual
ball at Sylvester Hall, January 1st.
By the new erdinance, until April 1,
1877, 4 A. m. is the hour of opening and
10 a. m. the hour of closing the public
A reward is offered to any parent who
has a child over six years old that does
not intioduce morning conversation at
the breakfast table with a remark on
A few of our citizens who journeyed
Centennialwards and stayed some time
in the city of Brotherly Love, have re-
turned home in time to be taken sick,
and in one or two cases severe illness
followed. Was it the " Centennial
fever " that prevailed on the exhibition
grounds and followed visitors to the
show to their homes in different parts
of the country, as the local press has in-
Diseriniiiiallon In Theater Licenses
The new board of aldermen of the
city of New Orleans met for the first
time on Tuesday last, the new Mayor,
Hon. E. Pilsbury presiding. Among
the interesting features of the session
was the passage of the ordinance estab-
lishing licenses for professions, callings,
etc. The sections of this ordinance re-
lating to public places of amusement
and resoits, show a proper appreciation
of the higher and elevating classes of
entertainments by reducing their
licenses and increasing the taxation up-
on the lower and demoralizing estab-
lishments. The license on theaters was
reduced from five hundred to two hun-
dred and fifty dollars for the year, while
every colfee-house with theatrical per-
formances is now compelled to pay one
thousand dollars for a license. Coffee-
houses with instrumental or vocal mu-
sic pay a license of $750. Heretofore
those places paid nothing but bar-room
licenses. This action seems based on
an appreciation of a plain matter of jus-
tice to those places paying licenses for
giving performances only, and which,
of course, suffered from other places
which conducted two lines of business
under one license.
Neiv Arrivals at the Station.
The following are the new arrivals at
the police station since those last pub-
lished. Citizens desiring to employ any
of these men would do well to apply to
L. Cook, aged S4, Va., carpenter.
Jas. Kelley, 48, N. Y., laborer.
John Brick, 29 Prussia, laborer.
Jas. Bond, 26, Pa., shoemaker.
Jas. Duffy, 28, Mass., shoemaker.
Thos. Lawrence, 28, England, laborer.
John Haggerty, 32. Scotland, painter.
Robert Moore, 40, Ireland, laborer.
Pat Kelley, 28, N. J.. boiler maker.
Thos. Thomas, 25, New S(Uth Wales, laborer.
Sam Davis, 21, N. Y., shoemaker.
Ed Smith, 27, Va., laborer.
U. Vicknaer, 24, La., carpenter.
John Palmer, 17, Mo., painter.
Last night, at the Bank Exchange,
for eight prizes—three diamond rings,
two pairs diamond ear-rings, one dia-
mond pin, one gold watch and one pair
of gold etruscan bracelets—resulted as
follows: S. Jacobs won first and second
choice, diamond ear-rings and ring; T.
E. Driscoll, third, gold watch; C. W.
Ethendge, fourth, pair bracelets; Mrs.
Leaveck, fifth, diamond ring; H. O.
Burnett, sixth, diamond ring; Maurice
Dreyfus, seventh, pair of ear-rings;
Sbisa & Orfila, eighth, diamond pin.
There were 020 chances at $10 a chance.
Captain Andrew Boden, master of
the schooner Adolph Flake, reports
that Henry II. Monsyedt, an ordinary
seaman attached to his crew, fell over-
board while reefing the main sail off
East Brazos and was drowned. The
deceased has lived several years in this
city, was a native of Denmark and a
man of good character. All was done
that was possible to save him, but the
high winds that were prevailing at the
time rendered all attempts to rescue
Largest Stock on Record.
The stock of cotton in port yester-
day, according to the official reports of
the Cotton Exchange, was 122,030 bales,
the largest stock on record.
The advance of ic. in the price of
cotton, all grades, reported at the Cot-
ton Exchange yesterday, increases the
value of this stock $150,000, in round
U. S. District Court.
This court met at the usual hour. Pres-
ent—Judge Morrill and the officers of the
The minutes were read and approved and
the following business disposed of:
1-158, 1359, 1:160. Dismissed.
14211 — vs. Burns. Dismissed.
512. United States vs. Frank W. Glenn and
Juror John Gleaaon excused by District At-
torney. John Lienback sworn in his place.
Trial; pleadings introduced and read to the
court. Jury, and verdict for $5750 90.
519. United States vs. Frank W. Glenn and
others. JohnGleason resumed his seat in place
of John Lienback, was again excused, and
supplanted by Lienback. King. Byrne and
McGovern excused by defense. J. H. Collett,
John ('rotty and Geo. Vinyard substituted.
Amended answer filed. Demurrer to amended
petition sustained, and leave to plaintiff to
amend. Case continued until to-day at 10
Wright Seymour, principal, and J. M. Rulef-
son and N. H. Ricker as sureties, were recog-
nized in the sum of $500 to answer any indict-
ment that may be brought by the Grand Jury
against Wright Seymour. Ruiefson and
Ricker sworn as to what they were worth.
This court met at the usual hour. Present
^Judge Stewart and the officers of the court,
i he minutes were read and approved and the
following business transacted:
The day was censumed in hearing the case
of John S. Bolton and Henry L. Lewis, execu-
tore of ( has. L. Bolton, vs. Joseph W. Speight
and his wife, Mary A. Speight. After hearing
:he evidence and argument, the jury retnrn-
$814 lc*" ln ^aTor of the defendants for
pe case of Dorsett vs. Broussard was
lakenup and will be continued to day.
This court met at the usual hour. Present
—Judge Williams and the officers of the
court. The miuutes were read and approved
and the following cases tried:
712. Frank Bowman vs. Walter Bennison;
continued by consent.
740. T. B. Stubbs & Co. vs. McMahan & Co.;
dismissed as to M. D. McMahan; judgment by
the court for $538 78 currency, and $78 gold.
796. Chas. Bothman vs. A. P. Lufkin and J.
N. Sawyer, survivors; cause settled and dis-
missed at plaintiff *s cost.
The following casee are on the calendar for
644. P. J. Willis & Bro. vs. Gardenshire &
771. J. S. Nevbower & Co. vs. Houston Di
rect Navigation Company.
808. P. H. Hennessy & Co. vs. G., H. and H.
R. R. Co.
Before Justice Johnson.
State vs. BSttie Schafer; threats against
Mattie Fisher. PeaceJbond ef $25 required.
J. B. Lacy, drunk and unable; dismissed.
Monroe Edmunds, fast driving; fined $5 and
Jno. Mitchell, obstructing the sidewalk and
Clara Fields and Fanny Miller, abusing and
insulting Harriet Clayton: fined $5 or seven
E. L. Bremond, obstructing the sidewalk;
fined $5 and costs.
Wm. Dewey, drunk and down: dismissed.
Wm. Patterson, trotting with a load; fined
$5 and costs.
Danl. McNulty. running hack No. 6 in viola-
tion, etc , revised ordinances; continued.
M. Hamens. intruding on the premises of J.
Kuntz and being disorderly; dismissed.
White and Fancy China Dinner, Tea,
Breakfast and Chamber Sets, at
SmvAUTs & Bcrgower's,
85 Tremont street.
A Large Number ol' Ladies
Visit the store of Messrs. B. R. Davis
& Bro. daily, for the purpose of exam-
ining the presentation matinee prizes.
" Last Day"
But One! Don't lail to call at Rat-
to's to day and buy the finest candies in
the city. Also Christmas Tree Orna-
ments, Fruits, Nuts, etc. Go to-day
and avoid the rush of the last day—to-
Bohemian and China Vases, Toilet
Sets, Jardiniers, etc., suitable for Christ-
mas and New Year presents, at
Shwabts & Bcrgoweii's,
85 Tremont strcuf.
SnoES and boots for everybody at
Do Justice to Nature.
It is ingratitude to nature not to pre-
serve and keep in solendid order a good
set of teeth. Nothing can be easier.
All that is needed is to brush them
briskly night and morning with purify-
ing Sozodont. It will make the mouth
a perfumed palace.
French Cut-Glass Wine and Cham-
pagne Glasses, Goblets, Decanters, etc.,
at Shwats & Burgower's,
85 Tremont street.
Fi.atto Bros, have the best selected
stock of boots and shoes in the city.
Christmas is Coming.
To enable everybody to buy a present
I have decided to close out my entire
stock of ladies' and misses' Trimmed
Hats at any price. I will also sell at
great sacrifice, Fur Capes, Worsted
Opera Cloaks, and all kinds of fancy
Caps and fancy Jackets for children.
As for dress goods, I have always the
nicest and the cheapest. I. shall also
call the attention of the public on my
celebrated French Kid Gloves—Fouil-
loux—which I sell now at $1.
Corner Market and 22d sts.
Best Rogers English Table Cutlery,
Bohemian Liquor Sets, Children's Toy
Tea Sets, at
snwabts & Burgower's,
85 Tremont street.
For a Christmas present buy a pair
of fine slippers at Flatto Bros'.
A Novel Idea.
Messrs. A. & S. Levy have now on
exhibition at their store, on Market
street, an interesting and valuable col-
lection of prizes to be distributed at
the Free Raffle to be given to their
patrons on Christmas Eve. The collec-
1 Imported Punjaub Cashmere Shawl.
1 Silver Bell, Maria Antoinette Castor.
1 Silver Maria Louise Castor.
1 Silver Butter Dish, (Ionique).
2 Ladies' Companions, (Louis Qua-
2 pairs Porcelain Vases.
2 pairs Porcelain Vases, (Diaphonous).
2 Cigar Stands, (style Philip II.).
2 Cigar Stands (fancy).
1 Je*vel Box.
1 Dinner Coffee Set (unique).
2 Children Tea Sets (Parisian).
Besides an elegant white embroidered
Tarletan Ball Dress.
Every person purchasing Ten Dol-
lars worth of goods is entitled to a
free chance in all these prizes.
Be sure to call on A. & S. Levy.
Silver - plated Castors, Pitchers,
Waiters, Tea and Table Spoons, Forks,
Cups and Goblets, at
Shwabts & Burgower's,
85 Tremont street.
Children's shoes of all colors just
received at Flatta Bros'.
TAXATION AND INTERES r.
The Present Laws tor the Enforce'
■■lent ot the Payment of Taxes,
Assessed and (Jnassessed, aiidDe<
Uuquciit Taxes for Former Years.
^•-following synopsis has been pre
parea by a lawyer of this city, who is
especially familiar with the tax laws of
the State. The synopsis of the law is
doubtless correct, but the statement in
the concluding paragraph is open to
The above subject is one of great im-
portance to all property-owners in Tex
as, whether residents of country or city
and a concise statement of the law as
it existed, and now exists, constitution-
al and statutory, will be of great bene
fit to the public.
Under the constitution of 1869, taxes
are a lien on all real estate, and interest
runs thereon from each year's assess-
ment from the end of the tax year. (Con-
stitution of 1869, sec. 20, art. 12.)
By section 11, chapter 83, Laws of
1873, interest runs from and after the
time allowed by law for payment of the
taxes. The tax on railroad and tele-
fraph companies was due on the 1st of
uly of each year, but there is no pro-
vision in the law fixing the time taxes
of private persons must be paid or
draw interest until after the delinquent
roll is returned to the Comptroller, when
that officer is required to certify the
list to the sheriff, with the taxes and
interest due thereon, which alone gives
the sheriff the power to collect interest.
(Laws '73, sec. 23, pages 141, 142.) The
constitution of 1876, (different from
that of 1869,) permits the seizure and
sale of real estate for taxes annually,
without suit or condemnation by a
court; and makes taxes a special lien
on the lands assessed, or not assessed,
but leaves off the interest clause. (Con-
stitution, sec. 15, art. 8.)
The Legislature of 1870 has fully
legislated on the subject of taxation, for
assessing, collecting and imposing, and
proceedings against delinquents. The
assessing act provides for assessing
everything owned in this State, real,
personal, mixed, and imaginary or spe-
culative values, (chapter 157;) assessor's
duties and powers, (chapter 153:) to en-
force collection of delinquent taxes of
former years, (chapter 151;) and duties
of tax collectors, (chapter 152.)
This chapter (152) is the one which is
first in order. Under it, collection be-
gins on the 1st day of October (section
7.) The act took effect on the 21st of
August, 1876, and all taxes must be
paid before the first day of March, after
the return of the annual roll to the
By section 7, the collector must des-
ignate times, by posting three notices
at public places, in each voting pre-
cinct, twenty days before the day he
may fix for meeting the taxpayers of
the precinct; and he must attend at the
place and remain two days. If he fails
to meet them at the time fixed he must
put up another notice for another time,
and by section 8 every person who has
failed to meet him at the place desig-
nated at the time fixed, must call at the
collector's office between the 1st of
January (July?) and last day of Feb-
ruary of each year, and pay his taxes.
By section 9, he can act by deputies in
making collections, being responsible
for their acts, and may require of them
By section 14, if any person fails to
pay his taxes by 1st March next fol-
lowing the assessment, the collector
has full power to seize and sell the
property, whether of residents or non-
Sections 15, 10, 17, 18, prescribe the
mode of advertising and making sales,
and the conveyance, subject to right of
redemption, in two years. The deed
must state the cause of sale, the
amount sold, the price; the name of
the person on whom demand was made
for the tax (if known).
Section 19 defines how land sold may
be redeemed, and section 20 says the
provisions of this act in reference to
the seizure and sale of real and per-
sonal property for taxes, penalties and
costs due thereon, shall apply as well to
collectors of taxes for towns and cities
as for collectors of taxes for counties,
and they shall be governed in selling
real and personal property by the same
rules and regulations in all respects as
to time, place, manner and terms, and
in making deeds, as are provided for
collectors of taxes for counties.
And section 32 says: "All laws and
parts of laws in conflict with the pro-
visions of this act are hereby repealed."
Approved August 21, 1876; and takes
effect from passage, with an emergency
There is no law now, constitutional
or statutory, imposing interest on taxes
for 1876 unpaid, whether State, city or
county, before the 1st day of March,
In carving a turkey in the presence
ui strangers, it is a breach of etiquette
to stop more than twice to spit on your
hands and ™et a new hold.
George Eliot says that the peculiar
waving motion of the feelers of the
common cockroach are not indicative
of derision or contempt, but are the ex-
pressions of an earnest soul vainly
striving to grasp a vanishing ideal.
A prudent Mormon, terrified at the
prospect of a hard winter and big
Christmas bill, has sued for a seventeen
barreled divorc e. And he is so fright-
fully intimidated that it is doubtful if
the courts will be able to get a fair
count on him before spring.
Mr. Charles Dudley Warner says
when he went buying ancient coins of
the Greeks in Greece, he "looked in
the face of a handsome gray beard, who
asked him|2000 francs for a silver coin,
which he said was a Solon, to see if
there was any guile in his eye, but
there was not. I can not but hope that
this race, which has learned to look
honest, will some time become so."
Dr. McCosh holds, with Prof. Mayer,
that the quantity of force in the uni-
verse has always been and always will
be the same. The illustration accom-
panying this conclusion is, that when a
woman brains herself while in the act
of disciplining her husband with a
hashing machine, the amount of force
necessary to complete the job is not
thereby lost, because there is always
some other woman ready to step in and
fill the vacancy.
AJfashion exchange says: "Pompa-
dour waists for dinner are coming up
again." But we are not told whether
they are roasted or stewed, and what
sort of trimmings are served with 'em.
Pompadour waists with lots of gravy
on em may be a palatable dish for din-
ner, but we should think they would lie
rather heavy on the stomach, unless a
person had the digestive capacity of an
ostrich or a goat.
HOUSTON LOCAL IXKITIS.
Gas matters begin to assume a phase of
considerable interest, and the popular desire
is for the gas company to come down still
lower in its charges, which have already been
reduced from $7 to $5 per thousand feet.
The juveniles, as well as larger folks, are
getting ready for Christmas, and a merry one
is expected, as Santa Claus, it is believed, is
this year more heavily laden then formerly.
City Council.—A special meeting
was held 3'esterday by reason of pressing
financial matters and troubles.
The Mayor stated the object of the meeting
was to provide means for the liquidation of
current expenses of the city government.
The Financial Committee reported the
amount of $13,000 due employes, and that
they had been unable to borrow- sufficient to
liquidate the same, upon satisfactory terms.
An ordinance was therefore adopted au-
thorizing the city secretary and treasurer to
issue sufficient scrip to pay off the current ex-
penses of the Fire Department, the street
torce, the police force, and salaries of officers
and employes. The scrip is to be receivable
for all taxes except the consolidated bond tax.
The communication of J. C. Chew, of New
York, in relatiou to payment of consolidated
bond interest, was read and the Finance Com-
mittee instructed to call upon Hon. J. F.
Crosby in relation to the same.
The Councii officially denied a report re-
cently mentioned in a city paper, that the Fi-
nance Committee had proposed to borrow
money in New York foe the payment of the
January interest on the consolidated bonds by
hypothecating more city bonds at 35 cents on
the dollar at 60 days.
Notorious Thief Caught Again.
To the police of Houston, Galveston and New
Orleans, the notorious footpad, burglar and
thief, John Moore, is well known. Henas been
th-3 hero of several scrapes in Houston during
the last few years. He it was who robbed the
jewelry store of Mr- C. W. Pescay, on Main
street, and was detected while attempting the
sale of some of the articles in New Orleans.
Latterly John wrs in some trouble about the
theft of some tobacco from a Main street
merchant, and yesterday, through the instru-
mentality of a negro boy, who offered for $6
to betray him, John was discovered on Vine-
gar Hill in possession of some of the clothing
recently stolen from the tailor shop of Mr.
Wutzman. Congress street. He was com-
mitted to jail in default of $750 bail.
Republican Nominations.—The Re-
publican party of Houston held a convention
at Benevolent Hall, Wednesday. Hon. J. G.
Tracy was nominated by acclimation for
For City Assessor and Collector, Capt. A. K.
Taylor was declared nominated.
For Recorder—Judge Freidheim was de-
clared the nominee.
For City Marshal, Ed. Metcalf was chosen.
Mr. John Hamilton was renominated for
A Republican executive committee were ap-
pointed as follows: H. D. Johnson, Chair-
man; B. R. McMahan, Secretary; Taylor
Burke, Gustave Julian, Richard Allen.
Left.—Several Aldermen left last
night, by way of the Sunset route, for Se-
guin. there to appear before Judge White, of
the Court of Appeals, upon a writ of habeas
corpus, in the Duer matter. If the decision
is not in their favor and Judge Masterson's
ruling is set aside, then, upon the expiration
of their recent release, the Mayor and Alder-
men are to be taken to jail again unless the
Duer debt is paid.
Likely to Recover.—Dr. Stuart,
the surgeon attending the young man Spen-
cer. who attempted suicide yesterday, re-
ported his patient in the afternoon as not
dangerously or fatally wounded. The knife,
after dividing the OAerlyin^ muscle, laid bare,
but did not enter the carotid artery. Had the
weapon gone a little deeper, a fatal denoue-
ment must have ensued.
Minister Robbed.—A day or two
ago a drawer in the office of Rev. J. J.
Clements, rector of Christ Church, was robbed
of about $50 in money. The theft is said to
have been committed by a negro in the em-
ploy of the rector. The police were after him
at last accounts.
Flag.—A large and fine piece of
bunting, displaying the Stars and Stripes, has
been hung out in front of Democratic Head-
quarters, corner Fannin and Travis streets.
The floating emblem of national power at-
tracts the attention of the passer-by.
Democratic Rally. — The Demo-
crats have announced a grand rally in front
of the Hutchins House, Saturday evening, in
tbe interest of the municipal candidates.
Several speakers have been invited to be pres-
ent and address the crowd.
Used Up.—A stranger, said to be a
tramp, was badly used up by dogs while at-
tempting to enter the yard of a citizen in the
suburbs. Two fices and short-nosed bull dog
attacked and bit him all over in several
places, tearing the flesh badly.
Criminal Court.—Before Judge
Cooke yesterday John Andrews was given
two years for theft.
State vs. George Bass, charged with theft;
verdict not guilty.
Put Under Bond.—J. B. Hoble, of
Fifth Ward, charged with the killiBg of David
Murtough, deceased, has been put under $1000
bond to appear before the Criminal Court
Attempted Bubglary.—Some thief
or thieves attempted to gain entrance to the
place of Reuben Thornton by tearing holes in
the walls, having secured egress through the
i. U. O. F.—A. ball is to be given at
Gray's Hall, January 3d, succeeding the pub-
lic installation of officers in Bayou City
lodge, I. O. O. F.
It is truly wonderful to bear of
tbe effec's of the new principlejfor the
cire of consumption, coughs, colds,
ifcc. Dr. J. H. McLean's Cough and
Lang Healing Globules. Trial boxes 25
rts , by mail. Dr. J. H. McLean, 314
C-iestnut street, St. Louis.
Houston—Attempt at Suicide.
[Special Telegram to the Galveston News.]
Houston, Dec. 21, 1876.
This morning D. W. C. Spencer at-
tempted suicide by cutting his throat
with a penknife, producing a severe,
but not fatal, wound. The patient was
promptly attended by Dr. Stuart and
taken care of by his friends.
A Great mass Meetluu In Charles-
ton—Tlie People Turn Out In a
Body to Keoognlze Hampton as
Governor and Denounce Cham-
A meeting of Conservative taxpayers
was held to-night—the largest ever held
within doors in Charleston. Hibernian
Hall, the most spacious room in the
city, was densely crowded. The lower
floor was packed with those unable to
find room in the hall above, and the
street outside was lined with hundreds
of persons who could not get into the
building. The proceedings were en-
tirely harmonious, and the following
resolution was adopted, a committie
being appointed to carry them into ef-
Resolved, That the conservative citizens of
Charleston. Democrats and Republicans, do
recognize Wade Hampton, and none other, as
the lawful Governor of South Carolina. To
him alone will they yield, as Governor, obedi-
ence and support, and to him they pledge
such aid and assistance, moral, financial and
material, as may be required for the estab-
lishment and maintenance of the constitu-
tional government, of which he is head.
Resolved. That we recognize W. D. Simipson
and none other as the lawful Lieutenant Gov-
ernor of South Carolina, and that we recog-
nize the House, of which Hon. W. H. Wallace
is speaker, as the lega'ly constituted House of
Representatives of South Carolina.
Resolved, That D. H. Chamberlain, having
been defeated at the polls as a candidate for
re-election, and placed in office upon a decla-
ration of an illegal General Assembly by the
unwarrantable use of military force, is re-
garded by us as an usurper, and we avow our
unchangeable resolution never to recognize
him as Governor, and our inflexible determi-
nation to repudiate his every act, as well as of
the pretended Lieutenant Governor, and
every act of the pretended General Assembly,
as beins:, without authority of law, null and
THE REMNANT OF WAR CLOUD
Latest Concerning tlie Eastern
London, Dec. 21.—The Timet, in its
leading editorial, says: "The plenipo-
tentiaries have concluded the most dif-
ficult part of their task by agree
ing that some kind of occupation
is necessary. Midhat Paslia must soon
pronounce his decision on their pro-
position. We fear the Turkish minis-
ters are inclined to take the hazard of
absolute resistance. They seem to
think they can foil the conference by
plunging Europe into a tremendous
A dispatch from Constantinople to
Reuter's Telegram Company says Pre-
liminary Conference held its sitting
yesterday and the plenipotentiaries
have agreed to formulate their proposal
in terms acceptable to all parties. It is
stated that the Plenary Conference will
meet Thursday next. A Turkish con-
stitution is to be promulgated immedi-
ately. The nomination of Midhat
Pasha to the Grand Vizierate has been
very well received and it is believed
will hasten a solution of all difficul-
Belgrade, Dec. 21.—Prince Milan
has accepted the resignations of his
ministry. The ministers will remain in
office pending formation of a new Cab
Constantinople, Dec. 21.—Gen. Ig-
natieff, Russian Ambassador, netified
the Porte that the Powers were ready
to commence the plenary conference,
and asked the Porte to fix a day for its
London, Dec. 21.—The Pall Mall Ga-
zette concludes a leader as follows:
" We have no doubt that, even if Eng-
land formally withdraws all support
from Turkey, yet, if foreign occupa-
tion is put forward as an ultimatum,
the Turks will fight."
MARINE AND SHIPPING.
London, Dec. 21.—A severe gale, ac
companied by torrents of rain, pre-
vailed throughout the United Kingdom
on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
The gale was particularly severe on the
Scottish coast, where marine disasters
Baltimore, Dec. 21.—Capt. Davis
reports terrible suffering among crews
of vessels that sought refuge in Mogotv
rived during the late storm.
New York, Dec. 21.—The steamship
Rhein, which arrived at this port yes-
terday after a voyage of fifteen days
from Southampton, encountered the
most continuous bad weather of which
the officers had any experience. On the
8th one of the passengers was tossed
clear over the breakfast table from one
side of the saloon to the other, but for-
tunately was not injured.
New York, Dec. 21.—Arrived:
City of New York, Wyoming, Hud-
son, Tyrian, San Salvador. Arrived
out: Sarah A. Dumne, Dr. Palmer,
Yiolette, Anna Bell, California. Home-
New York, Dec. 21.—The transfer
tug Neaffic exploded while racing to
reach an incoming boat and secure a
tow. The steamer Hudji arrived
through Hell Gate.
New York, Dec. 21.—Arrived out:
Baltimore, Bremen. The bark John,
for the United Kingdom, was abandon-
ed. Her crew were rescued and landed.
Charleston, Dec. 21.—Arrived:
Halifax, Dec. 21.—The Victoria,
Glasgow, for New York, is here short
Danger or a Reopening of the Great
New York, Dec. 21.—At a meeting
of trunk line representatives, the repre-
sentatives of the Grand Trunk refused
to vote on a question of through
freights under instructions not to act,
unless passenger and live stock rates are
included in the compromise. So the
whole matter is reopened and a rupture
No More "Clplier" lor Cuba.
Havana, Dec. 21.—A decree is pub-
lished in the Gazette to day prohibiting
immediately the use of cipher codes in
dispatches from and to the Island of
Cuba, even for the press. The reason
given for this summary order is that
persons have abused the cipher system
in giving political information.
Fire—Scourged Little Rock.
Little Rock, Dec. 21.—Another fire
broke out here this evening, and sev-
eral buildings were burned. The pro-
bable loss is $100,000.
Tiie Washington county, (Ky.) Ilerald
says Phillips & Rodgers shipped last
week from A. McElroy's, fifty-seven
head of bulls and heifers to Texas.
A Prime Remedy lor a Painful Dis-
The pangs endured by the rheumatic are
attributed by scientific pathologists to the con-
tact of a certain abnormal acrid element in
blood with the sensitive covering of the mus-
cles and joints. Hostetter's Stomach Bitters,
being a superb blood depurent, is admirably
calculated to expel this impurity, and by re-
moving the cause to allay the pain and fever-
ish symptoms which it produces. That it is a
most successful remedy for rhematism, neu-
ralgia and gout, as well as a reliable means of
counteracting those diseases, is a fact amply
evidenced by voluntary certificates emanating
from those whom it has cured, and attested by
medical practitioners of high repute. It is
likewise a sovereign curative of dyspepsia,
constipation, liver complaint, urinary troubles
and general debility, as well as the most popu-
lar and successful antidote to malaria extant.
MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH
London, Dec. 21.—Noon—Erie 9^. Consols
93 5 18.
Bullion decrease £-230,000.
Paris. Dec. 21.—1.30 p. m.—Rentes 105f 5c.
The specie increase in the Bank of France
for the week is 5,198,000 francs.
New York, Dec. 21.—Gold opened at 107%.
New York, Dec. 21.—Noon.—Stocks active
and better. Money 5 per cent. Gold 107%.
Exchange—long 482<gi48; short 484J*>.
Governmeats dull and strong. State bonds—
quiet and nominal.
Evening.—Money easy: 5@6 per cent.
Sterling dull at 2. Gold quiet at 107%@
1071$. Governments dull and steady; new
5s 111%. State bonds nominal,
Stocks active and lower; New York Cen-
tral 103"*4; Erie 9l£; Lake Shore 59%; Illi-
nois Central t)5i£; Pittsburg 89^; Chicago and
Northwestern 36^; Chicago and Northwest-
ern, preferred, 55££; Rock Island 101%.
The Sub-Treasury balances are: Gold $65,-
233.612; currency, 142,476,775. The Sub-Treas-
urer paid out $29,000 on account of interest,
and $19,100 for bonds. Customs receipts
New Orleans, Dec. 21.—Gold 107%@107%.
Sight exchange on New York discount.
Sterling exchange, bank 518.
Domestic Cotton Marketi.
New Orleans, Dec. 21.—Market active. Sales
10 500 bales at an advance of %c on all grades.
Ordinary nominal; Good Ordinary 10%c;
Low Middling ll%c; Middling ll%c.
New York. Dec. 21.—Spot opened quiet but
advanced l-16c during the forenoon and
closed steady. Sales 4.5 to spinners and 836
to speculators: total 1311 bales.
Ordinary 10 5-16c;Good Ordinary 11 3-16c;
Low Middling 11 ll-16c ; Middling Uplands
1-J3-I6c; Middling Alabama 12 5 16c; Middling
Or'eans 12%c: Middling Texas 12%c.
Futures ruled firm and advancing and
closed strong. Sales 34,600 ba'es.
December 12 15-32; January 12 9 16c: Febru-
ary 12%c: March 13 3-32c; A.pril 13 9-32c;
May 13 15-32c; June 1B%c; July 13%c:
Aujrust 13 27 33c; September 13%c; October
Foreign Cotton Markets.
Liverpool, Dec. 21.—Market for spot opeDed
hardening and closed l-16d higher. Sales
25,000 bales: American 13,500 bales; to export-
ers and speculators 5000 bales. Imports 11,200
bales, of which i0,800 bales were American.
Middling Upands, 6 9-16d; Middling Orleans,
Arrivals opened l-16d higher and closed
firm. Middling Uplands, Low Middling clause,
from any port:
November-December shipment, 6 9-16d; De-
cember-January shipment 6%d; January-
February shipment 6 ll-16d: February-March
shipment 6 25-32d; March - April shipment
6 27-32d; December-January delivery 6 17-32d;
January-February delivery 6 9-16d: February-
March delivery 6 19-32d; March-April delivery
6 21-32d: April-May delivery 6 23-32d.
Havre, Dec. 20.—Firm and tending up.
Afloat quoted higher. Tres Ordinaire 78f;
Low Middling 80f.
Havana, Dec. 21.—Sugar—4000 bags centri-
fugal, No. 10 to 11, sold at ll@ll^c gold.
Baltimore, Dec. 21—Noon.—Flour active and
firmer: Howard street and western super-
fine $4 25(&4 50; family $7 00@7 75; City
Mills superfine $4 25@4 50: extra $5 50@6 75;
Rio brands. $7 25(^7 75: family $8 75. Wheat
scarce and firm; Pennsylvania red $1 38® 1 43;
Maryland red, good to prime, $1 00® 1 48;
amber $1 50@1 5j: white $1 25@1 48. Corn—
southern steady and firm; new southern white
52®56c; yellow 53®56c.
New York, Dec. 21—Noon.—Flour a shade
firmer Wheat is advancing Corn very firm.
Pork is firm. $17 25. Lard is firm; steam
$11 00. Spirits of Turpentine firm at 50c.
Rosin firm, $2 55®2 65 for stra'ned. Freights
New York, Dec. 21—Evening.—Flour 5®10c
higher: better business doing both for export
and home use; superfine western and State
$5 10®5 30; southern flour a trifle better with
a fair inquiry; common to fair extra $5 60®
®6 75 ; erood to choice extra 80®8 70.
Wheat 2®3c higher; brisk export and some
speculative demand; also fair milling inquiry;
$1 40 for winter red western; $1 39 asked.
Corn less active; prices without decided
change; 50c for western; 59®60c for yellow
and white southern. Oats held firm, but less
doing. Coffee—Rio very firm and in fair de-
mand; 16%®20c gold for cargoes; 16%®21J^c
gold for job lots. Sugar quiet and unchanged.
Molasses—foreign grades dull; New Orleans
in better jobbing request, 48®58c; Rio grades
unchanged. Tallow firmer; 8@5J4c. Rosin
firm $2 55®2 65. Turpentine firmer at 50®
51c. Pork dull and lower, mess $17 25. Lard
lower; prime steam $10 80®10 85. Whisky
firm at $1 13. Freights scarcely so firm;
cotton by sail 5-16®ll-32c; steam %.
New Orleans, Dec. 21.—Flour quiet; very
strong; common $5; superfine $5 50®5 75;
XX $6 00; XXX $6 25®7 25; choice and family
$7 00@7 75. Corn meal dull at $3. Corn-
scarce and higher; white 65c; old60c; white
in burlaps 62c. Oats firmer; St. Louis 47c;
Galena 50®54c. Hay—prime $17®18; choice
$21. Pork strong; $17 25®17 50. Dry-salt
meats—shoulders 63^c, clear sides 8J^c, clear
rib sides 8%c. Bacon dull and steady;
shoulders 7>£c; clear sides 9^c; clear rib sides
9}^c. Hams—susar-cured, small 16c; largre
Lard in fair demand; tierce 10->£
® 10?4: keg 11® 12. Coffee—ordinary to prime
15>£®J5%c. Whisky—Louisiana rectified $1 10;
western rectified $1 12. Sugar quiet; inferior
5®634c; common to good common 6^®7c;
fair to good fair 7>4®7^>c; good fair to fully
fair, 7%(gM%c; prime to choice 8®8^c; cen-
trifugal bf6®9£jj; yellow clarified 9^®10c.
Molasses dull; common 35®38c; centrifugal 30
®33c; fair 42c; prime to choice 45®50c. Rice
in fair demand; common 3J4®3Jr£c; ordinary
prime 4®5J^c. Bran firmer, 95c.
A C Pierpont, Wm H Graham, New Orleans:
J T Foley, E Simpson and child, Houston: T F
Deweese, Tyler; S S Hansom, city: N May-
blnm and wife, Richmond; Geo McCormick,
Columbus; M A Walch and wife, Shreveport;
H W Young, Peoria; J L McCrury, Trinity;
Miss S J McCrury, Waco: R W Rogeis, Robt
Alexander, New Orleans: J W Thompson, Dal-
las; S J T Johnson H A Morse, Corsicana; Mrs
Wright, Alabama; C T Hutten, Victoria:
W B Addington, Norfolk; Geo C Fobus and
wife. Sabine Pass; H L Rankin, Hempstead;
John Leoni, Brenham; Miss W L Hutcheson,
T C Brisbor, city; N P Turner, Houston: T D
Horn, Robertson county; A P McCormick. J
G Smith, Brazoria; A McDoer, Mrs Baw and
famil}-, Fayette county; J D Oltorf, Texas.
GRAND SOUTHERN HOTEL.
J W German, St Louis; D D Alston, Rean
Campbell, Texas; R H Garrett, Ga; M S Pee-
ler, N O; JE Foster and lady, Texas; D Camp-
bell, city; H Avey, Mo; W J Godsey. B W
Walker, C Evans. C M Barns, H H Olin and
wife, Texas: JEM Iver, Alabama; Dr A A
John M. Humphrey. Indianola: Jas W. Han-
day, S»n Antonio; Peter Landefer, Dallas:
Charles Standard, Mississippi; C M Golden. St
Louis; John Carrie, Canada; R A Andrews,
Overton; J E Jones, Henderson, G C Gillman,
Houston; W G Gassaway, Waco; James Mc-
Fairland, Chicago; C D Claire, St Louis; M
Biuestein, Benton, La: G Delainey. New York.
W H Dickson, D J Higgin, N O; L Pino,
Chicago; Michael Strogoff, Russia: L E Nob-
bins, city; L F Parkins, W E Fletcher acd
Ask for ALLCOCK'?, and ob-
tain tliem. and so avoid miserable
B. BRi^DRETII, Prcs'l.
dW Office, 294 Canal St,, New York.
j. m. northman.
geo. w. jalonick.
Isaac Jalonick & Co.,
Commission Merchants Ac Factors
For the sale of Cotton, Wool, Hides and
Grain. Liberal cash advances made on con-
signments. Bagging and ties furnished at
lowest quotations. Orders for " Future Con-
tracts " received and promptly executed
through our New York correspondents,
Messrs LEHMAN BROS.
Strand, Galveston, Texas.
JVarket St., corner Twcnty-fonrtli,
Romanet & Girardin,
Suitable sample rooms for commercial tra-
The City Council having directed me to do
so, all persons who will come forward and
pay their taxes for 1876, on or before the
15lli Day of January Next,
will be relieved of interest and penalty to
Parties who have paid interest on their taxes
for 1876, will have the sum* so paid returned
upon application to the City Treasurer, pre-
senting to him their receipts.
F. R. LUBBOCK,
City Tax Collector.
December 18, 1875. del9 tf
Offfice City Treasurer, )
Galveston, Texas, Oct. 11, 1876. )
In accordance with an Ordinance, No. 32,
providing for the funding and consolidating
the indebtedness of the City of Galveston, I
am prepared to receive and receipt for all
valid claims against the city, for conversion,
after examination and approval by the City
Auditor and Committee on Finance, into
"Galveston Thirty-years Limited Debt Bonds/
bearing eight per cent, interest.
0cl2 tf N. WEEKES, City Treasurer.
SHWABTS .V BVRGOVEK.
T. E. THOMPSON
Cor. Market & Tremont Sts.,
Has a Fine Assortment of all Goods
in His Line, Snitable fur the
ALL OF WHICH WILL 1JE SOLD
Call anil Sec whether He is not
Aware that Goods Must be
Sold at Bottom Prices
Ihiriug These Tisnes.
All Inspection of tlie Goods will
Convince ITou oi" This Fact.
DRAYAGE and STORAGE
r. p. sargent & co.,
GENERAL TRANSFER AGENTS
are prepared to transfer or store all kinds of
light and heavy merchandise. Moving of
Boilers, Engines, Safes and heavy machinery
a specialty. Office and Warehouses—2G4, 266,
268. 270, 272 East Strand, between 19th ana
20th streets. Orders left with N. II. Kicker,
14 Strand, will receive prompt attention.
NO. 63 STRAXD, GALVESTON,
FIRE, JIARIXE A\D RIVER.
CASH CAPITAL (FULL PAID) $250,000
LEON BLUM, President;
GEORGE SEaLY, Vice President;
B A LUNGER, JACK .£ MOTT, Attorneys;
C. M. GLTINARD, Secretary.
John D. Rogers of John D. Rogers ft Co.
Leon Blum of Leon & H. Blum.
George Sealy of Ball, Hutching.* & Co
M. F. Mott of Ballinger, Jack & >lo t.
H. Kempnkr of Marx & Kempner.
M. Kopperl Pres't National Bar k of Texas
T. W. Folt3 of Folts & Walshe
B. G. Duval of Grinraa & Duval
Hevry Sampson Commission Merchant.
F. Halff of Halff, Weis& Co.
A. W. Spaight Attorney at Law.
W. K. McAlpine of McAlpine A/Baldridge.
C. h. Lee of Lee, McBride & Co.
The Company insures against loss or dam-
age by fire on Buildings. Merchandise, Pro-
duce, Household Furniture, and other insura-
ble property in town and country, and is con-
ducted on strictly conservative principles.
Kisks are assumed only at adequate rates of
premium, and losses promptly adjusted.
ja3 '76 d&Wly
(Of Winterthnr, Switzerland.)
Tlie undersigned have authority to accept
risks on cargoes of first class vessels for Europe
and to issue certiScates payable in case of
loss at London, Liverpool, Paris, Havre, Bre-
men and Hamburg.
M. QUIN & CO.
Galveston, Texas, Dec. 7, 1876. deS lm
LOOK AT THIS!
IE L9YEBS OF G001> THINGS,
AND GO TO
THE FAMILY GROCER,
61 MARKET STREET 64
Between Tremont and 24tli St«.,
Who has in Store and for sale the following
MARINIERT (Spiced) HERRING,
PICKLED EELS, ETC., ETC.
NEUFCH iTEL CHEESE,
N. Y. CREAM, Etc , Etc.
FRUITS—DRIED AND GREEN:
ORANGE. LEMON and CITRON PEEL.
Choice assortment of NUTS, MINCE ME \TS
and FRUIT BUTTERS.
Preserves of all Descriptions, nn«l
a General Assortment of GER-
MAN, FRENCH and ENG-
Wine, Liquors and Teas a
DON'T READ THIS!
Cr. 33. sivoni,
No. 155 Itlarket, near 22d street,
Has just received a large stock of FANCY
CANDIES of every description for the holi-
Also a large supply of NUTS—native and
foreign; RAISINS. FIGS, AI'PLES, DATES,
ORANGES, LEMONS, COCOANUTS, MALA-
GA GRAPES, etc. Also a complete stock of
FIREWORKS, CHRISTMAS TREE ORNA-
MENTS, WAX CANDLES, etc., and a fine
stock of imported and domestic UIiJARS, TO-
BACCO ana PIPES. All at bottom prices.
Remember the place, G. B. 81VORI,
de91m Nft 155 Market street.
M 7w .SHAW & BR 0.
wtill keep their store open
UMTXXj O O'CLOCK AT MTryTTT
the dayUme m0'late th°Se "h° h"Ve "° time t0 Purehase their CHRISTMAS PRESENTS IN
diamonds'1 see tbeir elegant st0ck °f jewelry. silver and plated ware and
nol7 4p 3m
I RESPECTFULLY CALL TIIE VTTENTIO^
My Patrons, Friends and the General Pnblie
TO MY SELECT STOCK OF
PARTY, RECEPTION AND BUSINESS SUITS
AND INVITE THEM TO CALL AND EXAMINE
deli lmo 4p O. E. BUOUSSAXII).
1VE MUST SELL OUR TOYS
BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS !
Great Clearing Out Sale
Immense Saerlfiee !
Goods fold for young: and old at HALF
THEIR VALUE !
TOYS BY THE MILLION!
BEST AND FINEST ASSORTMENT !
Sold mostly at YOUR OWN OFFERS, but
only for CASH and CASU OXL Y.
CENTENNIAL TOT STORE,
delO 1 ja 1 4p Tremont Street.
Boots and Shoes.
HAPPY BE! YEAR
Who is there among you all who will not
BOOTS AND SHOES
Cliildron's Shoes are sold from
50c. per pair ?
Misses' School Shoes from $1
Boys' Gaiters from $1 25 per
Ladies' Gaiters from $1 25
Men's Sewed Calf-skin Con-
gress, no split leather, from
$1 50 per pair.
IN HOME-MADE WE HAYE :
Gents' CALF-SKIN French
Screwed Congress from
Gents' CALF-SKIN French
Screwed Boots from $7 50.
And many other styles at proportionate prices.
Boots and Shoes of our own manufacture
have an established reputation and require
Tliey can not be equaled for STYLE,
Durability or Cheapness !
In addition to which we have on hand a
large stock of LADIES' and GENTS'
Calf-skin and Bed-top
Children's, Misses' Boys',
Ladies' end Gents'
Boots, Shoes and Slippers !
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
OUR STOCK is now the LARGEST
IN THE SOUTH, without any ex-
ANYTHING in the SHAPE of a
BOOT OR SHOE repaired or
made to order
Better, Cheaper and Faster
Any other establishment in the city
OUR MOTTOES ARE:
Quick Sales and Small Profit*.
One Price and No Deviation.
No Trouble to Sliow Good*,
NEW ORLEANS SHOE STORE ANI)
219 MARKET STBEET 210
my38 9m GALVESTON.
GOODS CHEAPER THAN AVER
GENTS' NEW ORLEANS CUSTOM-MADE
GENUINE FRENCH CABLE SCREW CON-
GRESS GAITERS at $3 75 per pair.
GSNTS' CALF SKIN SEWED BOX-TOED
CONGRESS GAI' ERS at $1 75 per pair.
GENTS' NEW ORLEANS CUSTOM-MADE
HAND-SEWED, BOX-TOED CONGRESS
GAITERS at $5 50 per pair.
MISSES' MORROCCO CONGRESS GAITERS
—A pood article for School wear—sizes, 11,
12, 13, 1, 2—at $1 25 per pair.
LADIES' FRENCH KID BUTTON BOOTS,
at $3 per pair.
LADIES' FOXED-SERGE BUTTON BOOTS,
16-THREAD, at $2 50 per pair.
No Trouble to Shaw Goods.
REMEMBER THE NUMBER,
206 market Street 206
Stoves, Tisiwarc, Etc.
WE ARE SELLING
At $5 and Upwards.
At §7 50 and Upwards.
MANTELS AND GRATES
§20 00 and Upwards.
$8 and Upwards.
P. II. HENNESSEY k CO.
«v>29 tf Strand. Galveston.
$19! $23! $28!
No. 7, §19; No. 8, S23; No. 9, §28,
including a full set of Cooking Utensils.
Every Stove guaran eed to give full satisfac-
The largest and best assortment in town, at
GRANITE III ON WARE!
The largest assortment in the State.
Perkins & House's
For sale by E. ENGELKE,
No. 66 Market St., bet. Tremont and Twenty-
RUSTEE'S SALE.—By virtue
of the powers in me vested as substitute
trustee under a certain deed of tiust made
April 27th, 1876, by M. Lindenberg & Son, (F.
Lindenberg\ of Lavaca county, Texas, to
secure the payment of their note of even date
for $3750 and interest to the order of Leon &
H. Blum, of Galveston, and more particularly
described in said trust deed, which is of re-
cord in book A, Records of Mortgages for
Lavaca county aforesaid, pp. 396, 397, 308, 399
and 400. I will sell to the highest bidder or
bidders for cash, at the storehouse of the said
M. Lindenberg & Son, in the town of Halletts-
ville, in said county of Lavaca, on
Friday, 5th Pay of January, 1877,
and from day to day thereafter in such manner
and in such quantities as by and under said
trust deed I am authorized, of which further
notice will be given at the sale, all the stock of
goods, wares and merchandise covered by
said trust deed, and heretofore more particu-
larly designated and turned over to me as of
the value of $3897 50, consisting of dry goods,
notion goods, clothing, boots, shoes and hats,
groceries, hardware, queensware, etc., etc., a
particular inventory of which, according to
invoices may be seen at the house of Leon &
H. Blum, corner Twenty-second and Strand
streets, Galveston, Texas, or upon application
to me in the said town of Hallettsville, con-
veying to the purchaser or purchasers such
title as by and under said trust deed I am
authorized. WILLIAM APPELT,
de20 15t Substitute Trustee.
Estate of DAVID RICHARDSON, deceased-
Administration pending in Galveston county.
All persons holding claims against said es-
tate must present the same to the Adminis-
trator for allowance within twelve months
from the date of this notice, or the same will
be postponed until the claims presented with-
in that time are paid.
Witness my hand, this 16th dav of Decem-
ber. A. D. 1876. W. F. BRITTINGHAM.
Administrator of the estate of David Rich-
ardson, deceased. del6 lm
Agricultural and Mechanical
College of Texas,
AT BR YAW.
THE SECOND TEEM OF THIS INSTITUTION
WILL BEGIN ON THE
HTH OF FEBRUARY, 1877.
The buildings are new and elegant; the fur-
niture and fixtures are of the most approved
description; the armory is supp'ied with the
latest style of guns, used in the United States
service; the Steward's Hali is well equipped
and conducted; and tlie Faculty is composed
of gentlemen of ability and experience. The
charges are lower than those of any other
similar school, while the advantages are infe-
rior to none. January 1st is a favorable time
for entering, as students are charged for
board and tuition from date of entrance.
The college is now well organized, and in
Parties interested will please address the
undersigned on any subject connected with
the college. All communications answered
THOS. S. GATHEIGIIT,
DeceinJjer 8, 1876.
del 9 3w
Corner of McKinney and Crawford streets,
The seventeenth scholastic year dates fron»
SEPTEMBER 4. 18TB, to the last THURSDAY
in June, 1877. Either the French or German
language at option. The most elaborate
Needle Work, and also Vocal class lessons, are
free to all pupils. Scholars taking music les-
sons in the school receive a lessen every day.
No pains will be spared to render the school
f>-ogressive. and worthy the patronage so
iberally accorded in past ye»rs. The prem-
ises are agreeable and location healthy. Con-
stant and faithful care is given to the pupil's
comfort, whether as day scholars or boarders.
For terms, which are moderate, please apply
at the Institute. MARY B. BROWNE,
de&) lm Directress.
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
No. 129 East Fostofflce Street,
oc22'76 ly CllTtrtOBi T«m».
J^ALLINGER, JACK & MOTT,
Attorneys and Counsellors at taw,
Ho. 132 Fostofflce Street,
nol< tf GALVESTON. TEXAS.
Attorney at Law,
(.Moody A Jemison'a Building,)
oc# 76 8m Strand, Gadyeit on.
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